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Page 12 text:
here is no royal road to learning
but there is an open Lane
Page 11 text:
Life at Lune
Page 13 text:
The School Beckons
Well-, if it isn't little old Eric. Say, are you
going to Lane, too?"
"Yes, I decided to go to a technical school. Lane
happens to be the nearest one to my home. But
what brings you here, Harris?'
'tTo tell you the truth, pal, my father wanted me
to continue going to school. If I had my way I
wouldn't come near this place. Father wants me to
get an education. Of course, I might be able to
talk him out of it but my mother insists on putting
me through high school. She is always saying that
knowledge is power. To me, an education is a
waste of time and money. Why,-I bet I could get
a job right now if I wanted to."
"I see, but I suppose the only thing you fear is
the well-known wood shed. Otherwise you'd quit
"That just about covers it, Eric."
As the Division Street car neared the high
school, William Harris and Eric Johnson were re-
newing their friendship. They had been school-
mates once before at grammar school. However,
johnson had moved and the friendship was tempor-
arily dissolved- Now Eric was again speaking.
f'Tell me, Bill, where are we to report when we
do get there?"
"lim not sure, but I think someone told me to go
to the auditorium-wherever that is."
Harris was interrupted in his speech by a loud-
Sedgwick Street-Lane Tech! A rough scramble
for the exits of the street car ensued. Both chums
followed the seventy-five or more students and
would-be Laneites out of the car. As they looked a-
bout them they could see hundreds of boys waiting
to get into the educational institution. Boys were
everywhere, on window ledges, stairs and fences.
Groups of upper classmen conversed with their own
crowds. Every now and then someone would holler
out, "Another load of freshmen! Boy, do they look
green! Look at that little fellow. He must have
just graduated from kindergarten! Hello, Mike,
Hyah, boy!" -
A ringing of a bell broke up a part of the huge
crowd assembled around the school. It was class
time for last year's students. A wait of another
hour or so before the new boys followed the rest of
their kind into the school's auditorium. Though a
seat was not available, there was plenty of standing
room. Harris led johnson to a corner which was,
"There must be a couple of thousand kids in here,
"No, I don't think so. Well, maybe about a thou-
sand. That's about all they could get in here I
guess. Wait .... that teacher on the stage is trying
to say something- Listen."
'fQuiet, fellows. Please stop talking for a while.
Your cooperation is needed if we are to get through
with all of this business today. The sooner we get
this over with the better. Now listen carefully . . .
and when the name of your group is called please
leave the hall. All right, the first group on the list
is the two-year electric course. Two year electric
A heavy rustling of bodies and feet echoed
through the auditorium. A wait and then. . . "Two
year auto shop! Two year automobile course. Come
on, fellows, pep it up a little." Again the leaving
of a milling mob of first year boys followed his an-
nouncement. So it continued with all the courses
the school had to offer -until ...-. 'KF our year tech!
Four year technical course!" '
The two freshmen left the hall with a number of
other fellows. The group was under the supervision
of a teacher who led them into a drawing room.
Once inside, they registered their names and were
told to report the following morning at eight o'clock.
After this brief task was done they were dismissed.
However, instead of going right home they decided
to look over the school and its surroundings.
"Pretty big place, isn't it, Bill?"
"Yeah, too big if you ask me. How is a guy sup-
posed to know his way around this Place?"
"That's easy, a fellow told me that there are
even numbers on one side and odd on the other side
of the office."
"Isn't that a great help to me. Why I don't even
know where the office is. Well, here we are out in
the open again. Are you going to head for home?"
"No, let's look around a bit more. I want to see
what they are charging for school supplies in these
Another half hour was thus spent.
"Aw, come on, Eric, let's go home. I'm getting
"Okay, after all, weive got another day tomorrow-
Oh, yes, where will I meet you?"
"Meet me at the main entrance. On what-you-
may-call-it street? Sedgwick? Yes, thatis it.
About ten to eight. So long?
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