Hellgate High School - Halberd Yearbook (Missoula, MT)

 - Class of 1928

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THE BITTER ROOT At the Dawn The day awakesg The stars fade one by one Into the deep. YVeisee but one dim li In Eastern skiesg A dying ember yet Remains, a brief Memorial of the ght night. The moon grows sick, And skies blush red with fire! The portals swingg Apollo takes his flight And tops the hillg Down into vales below The sunlight streamsg 119 All darkness turns to light The night has pastg Our dizzy dreamings cease. VVe hear the sweet Good morning of the Wre VVith soul afresh, With visions fair and sweet, We rise once more, To start life new again. n... HARRY H. STETSON, '30. I lj!!

Page 136 text:

118 Tm: BITTER Rom' "It dived." he said, almost tearfully, to his mother when she attempted to condole him for the loss of the product of his painstaking work. She gave him a doughnut and a penny and sent l1i1n to his friends, shouting through a mouthful that "he was goin, down to the corners and y 'u better come. too. if y 'u want any." And so. if any of you wish to recall your own boyhood, go down the street some summer afternoon and bribe any barefoot ten-year-old to lend you the contents of his pockets for an hour and set your imagination to work. IIAROLD SHAW. 328. II. There are those who say that nothing left to explore. No new countries, no distant seas, no mountain rangesg nothing is left for today. But I know of some dark caverns in which untold treasures lie. These treasures are seldom seen except by the guardian and perhaps his closest companions. for though they might mean nothing to others. they are life itself to him. But at times these are left unguarded. and we may see what it is which he prizes so highly. Here, of course. is a knife. with handles chipped and one blade broken. A mouth-organ, so grimy that no one but a boy would put it to his mouth. comes into view next. Now we see a watch. The crystal is cracked, one hand has been lost, the spring is broken, and the case is battered, but what if it is? Surely a person who carries a watch is far superior to one who does not, even if it does not run. There is a "genuine tiger's toothw purchased from a farmer boy. Truly "ignorance is bliss." for if our boy knew of the countless other "tiger teeth" which that same farmer boy had extracted from the mouths of the dead farm animals. he would lose all faith in the wild beasts of Africa and Siam. Nails, matches, marbles. notes received in school, and various other articles help fill the space. This horse-hair ring never sees the light of day except when the owner is alone, for it was given to him by a small girl playmate to patch up their quarrel. Last of all, stuffed down in the farthest corner, still folded as it was when his mother gave it to him one month before, is a handkerchief. JOHN HOLLENSTEINER, '29, uf



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120 TIIE BITTER ROOT g Playing the Game A Play in One Act by Ray Farmer, '28, lNote: This play is based on a real experience known to the writer.l CAST CLARA WEST ........ ....... D anghter of a backwoods farmer MRS. WEST ......... .A.......,.......,.......,.., M other of CLARA MR. VVEST ............,.. .............................. F other of CLARA IVAN WEST .........,........ ....... N ine-year-old brother of CLARA MRS. THOMPSON ........ ............. A rich lady from the city SCENE CAt right of stage is a broken rw-invdoa' witlzout any curtain. A tired, hard working woman is sitting on a broken ehair looking out the window. At the back of the stage on the right hand side is a door. In the middle of the stage at the back is a stove with at block of wood acting as one leg. In the left hand corner at the back is a cupboard, which has a worn-out curtain wavering part of it. Between the stove and the cupboard is a window, which has been broken and has a rag put in the hole to keep the cold ont. In front of the window on fore stage is an old table. Some worn-out oileloth is nailed on -it, There are some old chairs aroand the table. Beside the table is an old fash- ioned trnnk, which is open. CLARA is a stooped, sickly looking girl of about sixteen years. She is moving around the room. patting various articles in the trunk. When- CLARA moves fast, she breathes hard. She sobs at various times. MRS. WEST, the wonzan at the window, sobs at tinzesj MRS. WVEST fAfter a- long tiniej : I reckon at last yer can get ter go ter the city. CLARAZ. And jest think, ma, I'll see things I never even dreampt about. All those there things, where they keep old history things-some even come from the time 0' Washington. Gosh, I wish yer could go with me! MRS. WEsT: Yuh, I'd like to go, but I can't see how I cang so yer will have ter look at everything fer me. Granny used ter tell me about all them there things what are in those cities. VVhen I married yer pa she was mad at me. She said I'cl have ter stay right here all the time and never see nothinl, but I loved yer pa too much ter see anything else then. Got yer blue gingham dress in? CLARA: Yuh, I got it in, but do you think I better wear it all the time or just when I got ter go out? MRS. WEST: Jest when yer go out. You'll have all them there dresses worn out in next to no time if you haint careful, and then where'll yer be, I wants to know? CLARA: Oh, I'll be careful. Say, ma, what if some one up there tries to speak to me?

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