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Page 17 text:
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
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
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.
U VAH A. I lRAIJl4lIt.
MERAIJ LA COURSE,
GLADYS M. W.l1lil,MA.H'l'H,
THE CLASS WILL
ADIES and gentlemen, Board of Edu-
cation, Superintendent, Teachers and
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
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
May 25th, 1938.
Miss Christine Stone,
Shanghai, Republic of China.
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
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
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.
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-
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
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-
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-
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
the conditions that it will be cared for, loved
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
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-
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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