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Follow Your Hobby
Hobbies are many and varied. A large number, however, deal with collecting perhaps stamps, coins, arrowheads, old furniture, or books. From these hobbies one may gain valuable information as well as a great deal of enjoyment.
Take each hobby separately. On stamps there are pictured maps, statesmen, lawyers, generals, and politicans. Maps help one in geography and history. If you are interested in art, you may, also, wish to collect stamps, for on stamps you will find reproductions of well-known pieces of art.
Coins tell the history of many countries. In the early days of our country coins were marked in pounds, shillings, and pennies; now dollars and cents are used. Through this, one sees how the United States was a British possession and now a separate country. Coins are also issued in honor of the anniversaries of cities and states.
Arrowheads show us where the various Indian tribes lived. Thus we are able to follow the migration of a tribe from the Atlantic Coast to the far West. There are many different types of arrowheads, and one is always pleased when he finds a new one.
Old furniture takes us back to the early times in this country or even back to the early European countries. By collecting furniture one sees how styles have gradually changed from what are now antiques to the most modernistic pieces.
Books delight many people. First editions are always sought by book collectors. Through the collecting of books one becomes interested in the authors and learns a great deal about their best works.
Hobbies, as well as being instructive as shown throughout this article, are sometimes remunerative. A great many stamps and coins bring high prices. Some day you may need some money; if you have a hobby, you will probably be able to get it.
Then, too, there is the enjoyment of your hobby. When you grow old, a hobby will help pass many otherwise dreary hours, and you will be glad you started one when you were young. Also when you are sick, you are more than willing to turn to your hobby.
Follow your hobby, and you will always be happy, whether in prosperity, poverty, loneliness, or sickness.
Bobert Thompson, ’39
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Opportunities for Women in Aviation
Today aviation offers wide opportunities for women. Many of us used to be surprised to hear of women actually flying planes, but now it seems little stranger than seeing them drive cars. There are two distinct types of courses in aviation, which are both open to women, the ground course and the flying course.
In the ground course, which offers numerous possibilities, one may study mechanics, aerial navigation, radio, air current, and air pressure. A woman after the proper study courses may work her way up to high executive positions.
The second course, the flying course, teaches the student the actual piloting of a plane. The work of both the test and private pilot is often dangerous but always adventurous.
If a woman desires to fly and yet does not wish to take these courses just mentioned, she may become an air stewardess, provided she is a trained nurse, with her weight not exceeding one hundred and fifteen pounds, and with'a height not over five feet, four inches.
As one may see, the opportunities for women in aviation are just as wide and varied as those for men. To one who is interested, it is a promising career.
Ella Jakob, ’37
We have all heard about the twenty-two thousand, eight hundred lives taken in the United States last year by automobiles. We have all heard again and again of Safety Driving Campaigns. Probably we all read that famous article And Sudden Death. Still thousands continue to be killed by automobiles.
Many plans for the solution of this problem have been suggested. Foremost of these are The National Safety Council, better traffic engineering, and the education of the public. All plans are useless without the cooperation of the public, and this leads to education. In our school we are having a number of safety-driving programs, which will cover many phases of the safe operation of automobiles. Thus we are being educated in the subject; next comes the application of this knowledge. Only through the assuming of individual responsibility may we hope to achieve our goal, for it was in this way that other great nation-wide dangers were overcome such as yellow fever, typhoid fever, railroad casualties, and the crime wave of a few years ago.
We all either drive or ride in automobiles. Let us all try our best to see that the automobile death-rate is reduced.
John May, ’39
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Who me? I'm not afraid, but still Some things do my heart with terror fill;
Phantom footsteps who what's behind me?
One quick glance and no one there. See!! Over-hanging trees, inky skies, few stars,
An urge to whistle, well, only a few bars,
Blustery weather, these rustling leaves
Or was that leaves? One look my fear relieves.
Who me? I’m not really scared and yet I'm not anxious by goblins or ghosts to be met; A shrill scrccch the wind, of course;
But, then, has the wind such awful force?
Hair on end — thoughts of mystery thrillers! Those gruesome, adventurous, horrow-fillers!
A dark stretch ahead, and no street light, Be-gloved hands, hence no nails to bile.
Who me? I'm not easily frightened, except Surely, something has beside me crept!!
Chattering teeth and quaking knees are not for me; Those are left for “fraidy-cats”, you see.
There’s nothing so stirring as a twelve o'clock walk; But if you don’t mind, I’ll walk and stalk At twelve o’clock; yes, at noon in the sun;
Don’t you think (Oh, I’m sure!!) it’s much more fun?
Betty Davitt, ’37
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