Kimberly High School - Kimida Yearbook (Kimberly, ID)

 - Class of 1918

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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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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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Page Sixteen T I-I E member all the battle fronts and prominent generals. It has been a hard strain on them for Seniors are said to be at all times and under all conditions, hard to manage but they have all done their duty and verily now they shall have their well earned reward. Item II. Again we bequeath to our beloved faculty all of the amazing knowledge and startling information we have furnished from time to time in our examination papers. We know that much which we have imparted to them has been entirely new to them as well as to all the teachers and students everywhere. If the faculty see fit they are hereby author- ized to give out such of this information to the world as they feel the world is ready to receive. We trust that they may also feel at perfect liberty to make use of all such bits of wisdom and enlightenment for the education of the classes to come. This of course is left entirely to their personal dis- cretion. Item III. We hereby bequeath to the Junior Class as a student body Ray Wagoner 's grades in Physics and also his brilliant remarks. tWe trust that the class will be able to survive it.j The following may seem trifling bequests but we hope that they may be accepted as a reminder of the Seniors' generosity. Part I. To our class room teacher. Miss Williams, the profound admiration and ever enduring friendship of the Class of 1918, in individual as well as collective manifesta- tion. Part II. To Burd Wall, the balance in our class treasury. It is stipulated, how- ever, that said balance shall be applied to the purchase of a pair of rubber shoes for detective work. tWe feel that she will be sure to need these in dealing with the classes of next year.j Part III. To the Basketball team of next year the ability of Jay Scott and Ernest Emerson. tWe couldn't induce Evera Mor- gan to surrender his abilityj Part IV. To the Freshman Class our un- equaled dignity. Part V. To the Sophomores our abund- ance of Pep. Part VI. To the Juniors our Annual work and Physics laboratory. Part VII. The following we bestow upon MENAN the conditions that it will be cared for, loved and cherished. Marie Turner tearfully gives up Cephus Jones to Alta King for next year only, after which she will claim the same. Part VIII. A few matrimonial articles are bestowed as follows: Marie Pettygrove to Mr. Jay L. Downing tafter the warl. Uvah Draper to Mr. William Summers fafter she has taught school a yearl. Part IX. Christine Stone's excessive love for the Boys to Margaret M1-Vey. Part X. Gladys Willmarth's editorial ability to Nellie Campbell, Part XI. Helen Albertsmeyer's position at the bank to anyone who applies. tCome early and avoid the rush.J Part XII. Jack Claiborn 's love for the fair sex to Ehrscl Frahm. Part XIII. Uvah Draper's whispering to Hollis Grove. Part XIV. Clara Belle Severance 's abil- ity to gain twenty-five pounds every winter to Mildred Gill. Part XV. Meral Lacourse's place as a guard on the Basketball team to Jean I-Iillis. Part XVI. Vera Jamison's surplus fat to Beulah Adams. Part XVII. Seniors' good memory to Proctor Spence. Part XVIII. To the School Board and Faculty twho kindly had us remain in a half hour at noon and both recesses for eight daysj we bequeath our forgiveness. As the following teachers will pass away with us we take this opportunity to dispose of some of their possessions. Miss Blynn's favorite remark Quseats please"J to Miss Wall. Miss Williams' ability to keep perfect or- der to the one who takes charge of the Com- mercial room next year. Miss Smith 's musical talent to Miss Gour- ley. Mr. Downing 's office to the Superintend- ent next year on the condition, however, that it will be kept as well filled as he has had it during the past years. Besides these enforced gifts we leave not of necessity but of our own free will our blessings and the tender memories of our associations together and our regrets for anything we may not have appreciated in the past together, with a pledge of friendship from henceforth and forever. We, the Class of 1918, the testators, have unto this our will, affixed our official seal

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