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Page Twelve THE MENAN
OW the history of the class of 1918 of
the High School of Kimberly, County
of Twin Falls, State of Idaho, pro-
eeedeth in this wise:
In the beginning, in the year of our Iiord,
1914, in the ninth month and on the tenth
day of the month there entered into this land
of learning eighteen seekers of knowledge.
Some came up from the eighth grade where
they had been for many months busily en-
gaged in storing their minds with the honey
of wisdom. Some were green and fresh from
a far country, some from farms, where they
had been tillers of the soil and some came
from other halls of instruction. The leaders
for this year were ,lay Ii. Downing, Miss
llale, and Mrs. Atkinson.
And it came to pass, as they did enter
this land, that they were received with the
wild welcomings and rejoieings by those who
it was decreed should henceforth lead them
up the slippery by-ways of knowledge.
.Xnd as they dwelt long in the land, they
fell in with the customs of the inhabitants
thereof, and their strangeness wore away
and each became as one among the rest.
And it came to pass soon after they enter-
ed this land, that they were one and all seiz-
ed with a strange infliction which did cause
them much fierceness and strangeness of
manner, after pai-taking of a pickle. Lo!
and behold, it wa's the mumps! So with
many anxious fears and dire forbodings did
the instructors have a swelling in the jaws
and, lo, none were killed, whereat there was
a great rejoicing throughout the land.
And it came to pass, after some months
that their eyes were turned toward gradu-
ation, but many, with one consent began to
make excuse. The first said, UI must needs
toil at home. Therefore I cannot graduate. "
Another said, "I ani dull and cannot learn.
I pray thee have me excused. " And another
said, 'LI am going to be married and there-
fore I cannot graduatef' Until at the end
of the first year the number was fifteen.
Now it came to pass that a new band of
youths did come up from adjoining territory.
The class of 1918 in their new dignity of
their promotion started a new and very pop-
ular sport, of initiating the Freshmen into
their new society by means of baptism.
Now it so happened that this land to which
they have eome found a new ruler known as
Jay Ii. ldowning. a professor of much wis-
dom and his assistant leaders were Miss
Blynn, Miss Irvin and Miss Bellville.
And as the class did journey thru the land
behold there were two maidens and two
youths that were fair to look upon who had
strayed far from their companies with which
they had set forth and were mueh sorrowful.
and as the members of the class did look
upo11 them in their loneliness their hearts
were stirred in pity for them, and did open
wide unto them that they should be gathered
in. And the whole number at the end of the
second year was nineteen who had dwelt
with us during the entire year.
Now it so happened that at the beginning
of the third year this class came into a new
land. There were also many infants added
to these halls of learning who were called
Junior Ones and Junior Twos a11d "1918"
took on the name of Senior II.
And it came to pass that the class of 1918
decreased in its number the sum of two who
went to the far east to other lands of learn-
And it came to pass that the class in 1918
did provide for the rest of our great multi-
tude, in these lands of learning, a party
which was called a 'tLast Chance Party."
And lo, it was given in Leap Year and each
of the fair sex had to bring with her a mem-
ber of the genus male. There was much
song and laughter, and everyone did sound
the praises of the entertaining ability of this
But a great ery went up from the hearts
of the greedy class of '17 that we should pro-
vide for them a great feast and many toasts,
this event to be held at the home of Marie
Turner. And behold we did prepare for
them a feast where there was much merry-
making. And when the guests did at last
depart from the activities they were exceed-
ing glad that things were as they had been
proclaimed, and did give much thanks to the
class of 1918 for the pleasure that they had
provided for their enjoyment.
And lo, in this year of our journey a great
calamity did befall our class. The Angel of
Death did swoop down and seize one of our”