Kimberly High School - Kimida Yearbook (Kimberly, ID)

 - Class of 1918

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Page Fourteen T I-I E M E N A N CLASS PROPHECY Kimberly, Idaho. May 25th, 1938. Miss Christine Stone, Shanghai, Republic of China. Uear Christine: You are anxious to hear about the reunion of your class, we know, so we, as a commit- tee, are writing to you at our first opportun- ity to tell you of it. It was such an enjoy- able event, and it only lacked your presence to make it complete, as everyone of the old class but yourself was able to be there. We were all so sorry that your missionary duties kept you from being present. Everyone seemed quite different from the boys and girls of twenty years ago, but after all, when one thinks it over we are only ma- ture in the old ways, instead of radically changed, and each seems to have followed pretty closely the path which lay ahead of him on that commencement night so long ago. All except Jay Scott. My dear, you will be surprised when we tell you of him. He is dancing master and an interpreter of the classical dance. Think of it! And we all thought Jay was headed for the ministry. He entertained us with a few of his biggest 'thits," during the evening. .Ray VVagoner, 1, you know he is a great chautauqua orator nowj spoke in a most silver tongued style of the good old days, which made us all Weep. He certainly has the power to reach right down to the heart of the audience. He would make an extremely successful evangelist, and is thinking seriously of taking up that work. You remember how jolly Clarabelle Sev- erance always was, don't you? Well, she hasn't changed a bit in that respect, but her size, my dear ,is most astonishing. Why, she says she is unusually thin just now- and she weighs two hundred fifty pounds at least. She taught school for several years- until she got so large that she couldn't get a position-and then settled down to a com- fortable maidenhood. She was engaged to be married the year after we graduated, but her fiance disappeared mysteriously and hasn't been seen since. Marie Turner Jones could only stay with us one day as she had left the children at home in Montana in charge of the eldest, a girl of fifteen years, and she felt that she just must return as soon as possible. How- ever, yve were mighty pleased to have her for that long. Family cares have told on Marie and she is graying awfully fast. She might be mistaken for a woman of fifty-five at least, and she isn't even forty yet. Helen has certainly distinguished herself since we parted last. She married in haste fifteen years ago-a foreigner of some sort- but she has fully repented, secured a. divorce and now wears her maiden name of Alberts- meyer. At present she is holding a very re- sponsible position as private secretary to the president of Liberia, and came all that way to be with us. She has her own private aeroplane which she drove over by herself. She absolutely will not have a chauffeur for she says she wont trust any man with her life again. Her troubles have soured her on life, but she did her best to be merry with the rest of us, during her stay here. Evera Morgan owns a forty acre farm near here. He has a large family which he is kept busy trying to support. His contri- bution to our banquet was a bushel of the finest apples, which he had grown on his farm. He took us out on a hay rack ride to see his place. it is well improved and kept up nicely. Evera is regarded by the people here as a very successful farmer. General Ernest Emerson regaled us with some of his tales of the great war. He told only the nicer ones of' course, and made a very interesting evening of it. He wore his uniform with medals for gallant conduct in action plastered all over the front of it. He lives in Washiiigtcin, D. C., but he has a home in his beloved Colorado mountains, Where he and his little French wife spend their summers. Senator A. D. Claiborn-formerly Jack our class president-took charge of the meet- ing. But things were conducted in Parlia- mentary style. Uur old method of everyone talking at once displeases him very much now. The Senator has never married as he could never find a girl who just suited all of his ideas. He says he is sure his mate ex- ists somewhere and he wants to be perfectly free when he finds her. Meral LaCourse is still teaching school, and is a highly specialized instructor of Physical Education in one of Chicago 's big schools. She told us in a little talk that she felt she owed her start in life 's work to Miss Gourley's efforts the year she came to school here. She is now a fine looking woman and

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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. CHAPTER IV 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 not.' 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- everinore.-Amen.

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THE MENAN Page Fifteen shows she must practice all she preaches. She nevel' married, but refused three chances because she was so wrapped up in her specialty that she didn't want to give it up. Now I know you'll be surprised when I tell you about Vera Jamison. Don't you re- member what a skinny little runt she always was? She heard of that great flesh producer and tonic, Tanlac, and after taking twenty- eight bottles she weighs one hundred and fifty pounds and spends her time writing personal testimonials and sending her pic- tures both before and after taking to every- one who will enclose fifty cents and a stamp- ed envelope. She is healthier, heartier, and younger looking today, than she was twenty years ago. She never married either, chiefly because she never got a chance. Uvah D. Summers is certainly a grand lady. She grew tired of Bill a few years after they were married and she now draws alimony amounting to one thousand dollars a month. Bill is glad, they say, to keep her away, by giving her that much, and to be re- lieved of her hen pecking. But I am sure all those reports are untrue because Uvah doesnt seein to be such a crank. She was right in on all of our fun and laughed and made merry with the rest of us. Poor Marie Pettygrove has the saddest past of us all. You know Mr. Downing answered the call in the great war, and while fighting gallantly in the fray was mortally wounded. Petty never seemed the same after this and she found her life entirely too melancholy and painful so she gave up her home and friends and became a Sister of Mercy, and now does charity work in the slums. She is so changed, poor girl. You would never know her for the gay, light hearted, Senior of 1918. She is very gentle and sweet, and quiet and says she has found peace and comfort and rest from her sorrow at last. Gladys Willniarth is generally known as the greatest woman lawyer of all time. It was poor Prof. Downing who suggested this career to her. Isle told her she should study the law, and she rejoices that she took his advice. She never married because Burton also answered the call, like Mr. Downing, and sacrificed his life for his country. Her fame and dignity have made her quite stiff, but to the old class she is just the same. This letter has given you some shocks, hasn 't it? But as we have said before things aren't so remarkably different in most cases fromwhat we could expect. And now as we have made this long enough wc will stop right here and offer you in behalf of the t'lass of 1918 our sincere re- grets of your absence and our best wishes in the continuation of your chosen wol'k. Sincerely yours, U VAH A. I lRAIJl4lIt. MERAIJ LA COURSE, GLADYS M. W.l1lil,MA.H'l'H, fUommittee.l THE CLASS WILL ADIES and gentlemen, Board of Edu- cation, Superintendent, Teachers and Friends: In behalf of my client, the Class of 1918, of Kimberly High School, of the City of Kim- berly, State of Idaho, U. S. A. I have called you together upon this sol- emn and serious occasion, to listen to her last will and testament, and to receive from her dying hand the few gifts she has to be- stow in her last moments. Taking her de- parture so suddenly from life, and finding so many things of such gigantic proportions to be attended to before the end should come upon her, realizing at the same time that she had no longer any time left to spend in cultivation of her own virtues, she did, col- lectively and individually, deem it best to distribute with her own hands these virtues to those friends to whose needs they are best fitted. These are her decisions as at last defin- itely arrived at after very deliberate and mature consideration. Listen then, one and all, while I read the document, as duly drawn up and sworn to. Item I. - We, the class of 1918, do hereby bequeath, devise and bestow to our instructors in the wisdom of the ages a sweet and unbroken succession of restful nights, sweet dreams. No longer need they lie awake through the long watches of the night to worry over the uncertainty of whether this one is doing her night work or that one will have his Physics in the morning class, or the other ones re-

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