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Page 16 text:
Because 0 is neutral, it can have no oppo-
site. In other words, its opposite ls nothlng,
or 0 is the opposite ot 0.
In the same way, grey is its own opposite.
If black is the opposite of white, and grey
the opposite of grey, then black is to white
as grey is to grey. B:W::G:G.
The product of the means equals the pro-
duct of the extremes. BG:WG If we take G
from both sides ot the equation then B:W,
I can check this by Mr. Perry's equation: A
glass half full of water equals a glass halt
1,5 Glass Full : M Glass Empty
If we multiply equals by equals the pro-
ducts are equal.
Bi GF: MGE
Therefore, a glass full of water equals an
By substitution, a space half full of color
tgrey, equals a space hall' empty, Cgreyl.
Therefore, a space full of color equals a
space empty, or black equals white.
If I can prove this and check it by the Hon-
orable Mr. Perry, then I do not see why the
scienttlc world should not accept it as an
IA Morality Play,
By Virginia Lowell and Susan Allen, '31
fE'uerygirl and Amusement are talking to-
gether in the room which they share at college.
It is the frst day of their freshman year, and,
although they appear young and unspoiled, there
is an atmosphere of the ultra-modern about
Everyglrl: I am glad we were placed togeth-
gether. I know that I am going to like
Amusement: Yes, I'm sure we shall be the
best of friends.
Eve-rygirlz I am wondering what the rest
will be like. Do you know any upper class-
Amusement: Yes, I know Kindness whoisa
Senior. She rooms with Love whom I'm
very anxious to meet. I've heard she's
very beautiful. K
Everyglrl: Perhaps we can meet her through
Amusement: I am going out to find Love
now. tShe exits. Everygirl is left alone
for a moment, during which she commences
to straighten things in the room. A girl
enters. She is very plain, and matter of
fact, but she is intelligent looking.,
Work: My name is Work. What's yours?
Everyglrl: Everygirl. I love my roommate.
Her name is Amusement. Do you know
Work: Yes, we are good friends. When I'm
not studying I'm with her. That reminds
me, I ought to go and do my Latin.
Goodbye. I'1l see you soon.
Everyglrl: Bye. QLeft alonez, I don't think I
am going to like Work very -well. She
will probably try to turn Amusement
against me. I don't care for anyone but
Amusement. She's the one I'll go with.
QEnter Amusement with Kindness and
Love. Love is a very sweet, refreshing,
and beautiful girl.,
Kindness: As far as I've seen, the "freshles"
are all very nice this year. Don't you
Love: I believe that I shall like Work best.
She's such a sensible girl.
Everyglrl: I met a boy this morning. I-Ie's
awfully attractive. His name is Tempta-
tion. Do you know who he is? qThey all
cast shocked glances at each other.,
Kindness: fComing to the rescue., I-Ie's very
cute, but I advise you to forget him. He
has a bad rep!
A Month Later
tflmusement, Kindness and Work sit in the
same room. They lounge around, chatting
Amusement: Wasn't it dear of Everygirl to
invite us all to her home during vaca-
Work: It certainly was. I think it's marvel-
ous how popular she has become. She de-
serves it. I'm glad she likes me, now. She
didn't at tlrst.
Kindness: I was so afraid she'd keep on go-
ing with Temptation. I guess she found
out what he really is, because she hardly
ever mentions him now.
Amusement: By the way, where is she?
Page 15 text:
living-roo-m of a comfortable modern house.
Seventeen is seated on a low ottoman. Several
college catalogues are scattered about her. She
is thinking deeply.
Seventeen: What to do! The thought drives
me crazy. There are .so many thing to
choose from. How can I decide?
Business World Cwho has mysteriously ap-
peared from a "Bryant-Stratton" ,cata-
loguelz Maybe I can help you, Seventeen.
Why not take a course in Secretarial
Science and ilt yourself for a business
career? Thousands of girls .all over the
world have flocked to me, and I have gur-
en each one her reward according to her
Music Qwho has slipped out from between the
The scene is laid in the tastefully arranged
pages of the Oberlin cataloguelz Why not
come with me, Seventeen? You have
great musical talent, and your fingers
were made to caress a beautiful key-
board rather than to "tap-tap" wearily the
unmuslcal keys of a typewriter. , You
know that if you worked hard you would
be an outstanding musician after several
years. Think of the joy of living with
-beautiful music such as you love--and
then think of a hot odice and the "click-
cllck" of the typewriter. Ugh! A girl of
temperament is out of place in an office.
Come with me.
Teacher Qwho has come out of the Mt. Hol-
yoke cataloguelz Seventeen, come to
your senses. Teaching is the ideal profes-
sion for a woman. It is refined work!
Only flve hours a day of actual work, and
a teacher has an excellent chance to study
character in every phase of life. Further-
more, she is doing something great for
humanity-molding the future citizens of
the world. Why not try lt?
Soclal Service imaking its way from the
leaves of the Simmons College bulletin:
Say, Seventeen, you enjoy people and
their problems. Why not tit yourself for
an A No. 1 Social Service Worker? Fancy
the- thrilling experiences you'd have.
Think it over! - -
Seventeen: Business, you are a thrilling pro-
position, but I fear that I really couldn't
adjust myselflto your exacting demands.
Music, you are beautiful, bewitcning. 1
shall always play the piano-but as apro-
fesslon, it is too uncertain. Social Ser-
vice, you are a wonderful thing. Iaappre-
-ciate your great works. But, somehow, I
think that older women with more expe-
rience are better suited to you than I.
Well, Teacher, I guess you win. There
are so many things to teach and I know
I'd love it.
Seventeen picks up the Mount Holyoke Bul-
letin with a graceful gesture, and with starry
eyes turns to "courses offered."
By James Toman '33
This world is full of prevaricators. There
are some famous examples of truth twisters,
to wit: Baron Munschaesem, who professed to
have hitched his horse to a. church splre ar-
ter a heavy snow stormg Albert Einstein, who
says a straight line ls curved, a curved line ls
the shortest distance between two points,
parallel lines can meet, a train is longer on
the inside than the outside, a right hand
glove can Ht a left hand by use of the fourth
dimension, and that the sun moves around
the earthg also Professor Perry ln our own
school, who has proved that an empty glass
and a full one are equalg and finally yours
truly, whose theory I will discuss in detail
sooner or later.
It ls said of a liar that he would swear
black was white, but not even Munchaesen
would have had the courage to glve that equa-
tion. Therefore, lf it can be proved that black
is white, I automatically become the wor1d's
champion prevarlcator. K
This is my theory:
First we will assume that blackis the op-
posite of white. Grey is a neutral tone half-
way between the two.
B G W
I Q- Q
Theoretically white contains all colors and
black is a complete absence of color. There-
fore, black is minus white.
100 is the opposite of --100 and 0 is a
neutral point halfway between. g
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Work: With Love. She just worships Love.
They've gone to help Professor Knowl-
edge. They'l1 be back any moment now.
QA.: 'voice is heard outsidej. Here they
CEnIer Love and Everygirl arm in arm.
Everygirl smiles happily at them all. The
WILLIMANTIC BY HITCH HIKE
By James O'Leary, '32
Probably the most humorous event in Man-
chester High's 1930 football season.was the
trip to Wlllimantic. When I say "trip to Wil-
limantlc", I mean the covering ofthe distance
between Manchester and Wlllimantic and not
what happened upon arrival there. That hap-
pening was far from humorous.
At twelve-thirty the "old reliable" Connecti-
cut Company bus arrived at the West Side
"Rec". In short order lt was loaded with
eager boys and on its way. The tlrst indica-
calamity in store for the players
tions of the
appeared at Manchester Green, where the bus
a minute, apparently to get its
then was started again. Slowly
but surely, much to the disgust of everyone,
the old bus plodded on until it reached the
foot of "Nigger Hill." Here the sight of the
long, steep hill, or of Silverstein's cider mill
which of the two no one has been able to de-
termine, caused the bus to collapse complete-
All the players and Mr. Kelley, realizing the
uselessness of the bus, crowded out of lt and
spread along the highway, "humming rides".
As luck would have it, several Manchester High
students and teachers happened along and
soon most of the team were on their way
again. Several other players received trans-
portation ln an old farm truck, which very un-
luckily, was exposed to the elements lit hap-
pened to be rainingl. The driver of this truck,
if it may be called that, was an Italian. On
the way he earnestly questioned, "Who are
you playing, Willimantic or Windham?" This
caused a hearty laugh.
Very happily and unexpectedly, everyone
had arrived by two o'clock and were soon
dressed and ready for the game. The wild trip
up was forgotten by everyone during the
game, but it will be a topic of happy discus-
sion in the future.
TO G0 OR NOT TO G0
By Violet Mercer, '31
It was late one night in September when I
wearily crossed a moat and knocked at the
huge iron door of the castle ot Sleep and
Dream. Or rather, I thought it was Sleep and
Dream's castle, but it turned out to be Night-
A page admitted me and conducted me down
a great many winding passages with candles
high on the Walls, flickering restlessly and
casting eerie shadows about me.
Thought I to myself, "Well, Tommy, me lad,
I hope the bedroom this classy doorman is
leading me to is more comfy than this, or. very
little sleep, or dreams either, you'1l get to-
Now what did this silly usher do but stop so
quickly that I bumped him and nearly broke
my nose. After giving him a piece of my mind
and rubbing the injured member, I noticed
that we had stopped in front of what seemed
to me to be a blank wall. Suddenly and to my
amazement there appeared a huge gap through
which I could see a. room of tlery red.
I said in a whisper, "Lordy, I must have died
somewhere along the road! This is what I get
for not saying my prayers every night."
But no, 1 thought' wrong. Still the other
place couldn't be much worse than this scarlet
When I entered the room, I saw that I was
in a court room in which everything was a vio-
Before I could take in all my surroundings
the clothes-horse led me down an aisle of scar-
let plush to a platform so high that I had a
stiff neck Khonest-to-goodnessj trying to see its
occupant. He was a king Cat least he looked
like a king, but perhaps he was a. judge.J
Suddenly my heart stood still. Seemingly
from under my feet came a thunderous voice.
"Are you Thomas Will-Refuse-to-go? An-
swer, yes or no!"
To my surprise the voice did not come from
the door but from an old armour to the right
I quickly quavered, "Y-yes, Sir!" for I'll
swear on anything you like that I saw the
knife the judge held slowly falling towards my
He said, "This court is held here this even-
ing to und you guilty or not guilty of desiring
not to return to school for your senior year!
Are you guilty or not guilty?" '
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