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Page 14 text:
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
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THE MENAN Pave Eleven
HELEN ALBERTSMEYER C0lllIll0l'l'i2,l,l Course
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f'Why Smith Left Home" 18g H'l'hu Peu-
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Page 15 text:
THE MENAN Page 'Thirteen
number, Edwin lleath bv nalne. .Xml there
was much sorrowing in the ranks of the peo-
ple. Anil the number of our host was re-
duced to seventeen.
Now this. the fourth year in the history of
this great and wonderful t'lass of l9l8 has
been one of much hard labor, and but little
restillg by the wavside, for the preparations
have been making ready for them to take
their final departure from the land. At the
beginning of the year many new ones came
from other schools to join them in their on-
ward march, and also some of those who had
taken their departure in years before did re-
turn again unto the l'riemlly bosom of their
old fellow students. And one, by virtue of
her wisdom and accomplislnnents was en-
ablcd to come up from the ranks of a lower
class and finish the journey with this illus-
trious class. But in this year also did many
of the old ones fall by the wayside so that
the whole number of the band was eighteen.
Now it came to pass as their pride grew
to a great largeness within them and that the
Class began to wish for badges befitting
their station, and many messages were sent
to the big cities and all the towns round-
about for samples of their fine jewelry, and
at last, after much considering, the Class
professed itself to be satisfied with its
choice, and rings were purchased with which
they rested well content.
And it came to pass that in the third
month of this year, a great surprise fell up-
on the class, for behold, one of the male
members took unto his bosom a wife, from
another class, and his name was dropped
from the roll.
Soon their hearts were gladdened by the
advent of another of the stronger sex, but,
he was chosen by lot to join the ranks of
those whose duty it became to save the glor-
ious Union from the Tyrant, and he went
forth straightway and became a warrior. As
a testimonial of their regard the members of
the class gave a farewell party for him.
And soon now, more members of the class
had to take their departure and go to strange
lands and the ranks were reduced to the
number of thirteen. Now these thirteen had
much trouble at the time of deciding upon a
fit garment in which to take their farewell
from the halls of learning. And manv com-
plications arose and caused much strife
among the members of the class. And they
took sides, the male against the female. 'l'he
female element, being the strongest in num-
bers, gained the day an'l the hideous garb
of caps aml gowns was cast into oblivion.
And near the close of the year another
great surprise befell them. when one ol' their
numbers accepted the token of engagement
from the professor. .Xnd likewise another
ivaiden was afflicted with the same idea, aml
accepted a like token from a youth who
dwelt outside the halls of wisdom.
'l'hen it st'raig'litwa,v came to pass that the
members of the class began to write down
the greatest and most wonderful of thoughts,
such as no one ever had thought before since
the beginning of the world. upon sheets and
sheets of foolscap. that the people who
should come unto them to listen unto the
words of deep scholarship upon the night of
their Commencement should not needs be
turned away in disappointment.
'llhen did they sew and sew and sew upon
yards and yards of fine linen, that the eyes
of the multitude should be gladdened by the
glitter of their fine rainment, even while
their ears should be enlightened by the wis-
dom of their speaking.
So it has come to pass that of the eight and
ten that entered this la11d in 1914, only
thirteen will depart, for verily, verily, I say
unto you, that broad is the gate, and wide is
the way that leadeth to the High School, and
many there be that go in thereatg but
straight is the way, and narrow is the gate
that leadeth to graduation, and few there be
that find it.
Four years hath the Glass of 1918 sojourn-
ed in the land, and gathered in large portions
the fruits from the Tree of Knowledge. But
it is written, "ln the day when ye shall have
eaten of all these fruits, ye shall surely be
driven forth from the land!" Now, I say
u11to you, they must depart thence, to go
each a separate way, to lands they know not
of, to do, they know not what.
But, 'tLet us not be weary in well doing,
for in due season we shall reap if we faint
And now, may the blessings that ever at-
tend the noble and good aml true, follow and
abide with us, each and all, now and for-
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