North Carolina State School for the Blind - Astron Yearbook (Raleigh, NC)

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Alul with it luring thu In-nrts of ull Hn' 1-lass: An ulferiugz small hnlvvd for um' so truv, Vmvurllly to ho gzlvunz hut lvt it puss- Nv, not fm' what it is, but for tllv thought Fur whivlx it stands, xx full' lu-jvwvlml 1-rmvn All sm-I with lmnor, faith. mul luvu, um! ln-might lliko Ilmvr-rs ln :ul altar mul hliel flown. For yum thu trm-st wisln-S In-arts 1-:ln know We make. Full vuven-utly wo rlvmlivzltv Not unly this small hunk. but lives zxglmv Wltll yuutlx. whim-lu you lmvv slmln-ul: :uul soon ur lulv, Gml gxrunt flu-y luxvv. lu-fore tlmsv llvvs ln- xlunv. Like llonor. fnitll. mul love us you haw won. TIIE ASTRON 5 DR. JOHN A. SIMPSON Dr. John Alexander Simpson, whose portrait appears on the fore- going: page, was born Ovtober 10, 1845, at ltieluncnnl, Va. He lost his sight when about eight. years old in consequence of an injury, from u Q'llll-VHP, to one eye. His part-nts move to North Carolina in 1854, and in November, 1855. he was rt-eeived as a pupil of th Si-hool for the Blind at Raleigh. the blind dopartnieut havin opt-ned four years before. He was graduated in 1865, and four years later took tht- of A. ll. at Trinity College, Durham, N. tf., standing, with dist but without favor, the full examination given to the Senior Three years afterward, he took in regxular eonrst' the A. M. ot' the same college, being, perhaps, the tlrst blind person 1-ountry to take a regular 1-ollege degree. Some years ago ec-ived from the Southern Uouservzitory ot' Musir, at Durham honorary dt-gxree of llovtor of Music. Ile has been chairman board of t-xznuint-rs of that institution from its beginning. After graduation, Dr. Simpson taught in the literary depa of the Svhool for the lilind for about eigliteeu years, training: and post-graduates in liiatin, Front-h, German, higher Englis llHlill0l'lHlfli'S through dit'Ft-rential s'ah'ulus, And this nt at tinu all text-books on these branches had to be copied by hand in York Point." To make this possible, he introduced into the at his own expense that system of embossed writiugr. Some thirty-tire years ago, without solicitation on his pa Simpson was made Diret-tor of Itfnsic, and at once introduc systematic study ot' harmony and other brznu-hes of musical A pipe organ'was added, at his urgent request, to the equipn the music th-partnivut, and he has taught that instrument for years, tearlung' also how to keep the organ in tune, as well z to make many lu-1-t-ssary repairs. Ht- also introdun-1-d. after years ot' study and lN'1lUiit'l', the ing of piano tuning: nad rt-pairing. now so ably eontiuued I t', G. Cox. 'l'n do this work more thorougltly, Ur. Simpson thirty yr-airs ago u text-book on piano tuning. whivh phu-ed tl ou at tlitwougflily svieutitit' hasis. The preparation ot' this wt e State gg been degree int-tion Class. tlegzrot: in this he rt-- ln, the ot' the rtmrnt, classes h, and - when "New school rt, Dr. ed tho theory. uint, of many' is how toawli- ly MF. Wrote mt ar! irk ro- 6 THE ASTRON quired yours of study :md of mczlreful testing of the writings ol' Tin- clull, Helmholtz, and others, thvvc- being cvc-11 now nn book in Eug- lish that upproachcs il in ulusuns-ss of K'2lll'lllilflOl1 or in pruvliral value of results. Dr. Simpson added also to our musiv 1-um-so n systvm of scivntilic voice cullurv foundml on the ll'ilL'lllllgS of l"L-ulinullil Siebel-, Sluvk- hauseu, I-I'ucrlingcr, and many English writers. This bmnvll he taught himsvlf for yours with murkvd sucm-ss. llc has hoc-n tozwlming now stouclily sim-0 F0lJl'll1ll'j', ISGG, :xml prialns himself on thc fact' That he tuugrht for tluirty-tlircc ycurs and mu- month without losing an hom' on account of illuoss. llis hvalili is still rc-imxx-kahly good. und he sm-ins murv vigorous than lllilllj' men of half his ago. 'PHE ASTRON CLASS POEM Ili' Siox M. LYNAM Wo lluvv mmm to tht- ond of mu' sulxuol days ln-ro, Alul tlu- pnst is ull vltut'lcet'04l with snnshinn und Slllltllh 'Yhoru nrt- iuoinurlus: ghxd, then' into uwlunrivs sud. 'l'lu-ro ls love in Hill' hunrts fm' tht' frluxnls we lnlvn lnndvg lint th1'uup:h r6lll1Sll'lll0 null sluulmv. through uusy und hurd, Wm- hun- mum- to tho plume win-ro our putinvnys must putt Wu will wlilslior gmnlflryv with n tour in the nyr. And wt-'ll hold tu thu lm-nmrit-s wo luwn- ln thn hcalrt. 'Plwrv is 1't-url, thu uno jvwol wo lnnvm- in our I-hiss: Sin-'rx the rust' minutg' thorns. I mn sorry fm- hor, For hm' Clntnuos fur joys lnwt- lwvn t-nst uniting luuys. And we-'rv dull 4-im-rtuiiiui-S, I mu sure shcfll 1-uxwiir. Thi-rv is Sinn, and I think I'd he right if I 1-hynmd, But tlwy say Illnl I ought not to do in zl hook. Yi-t I think that his irk-nds, who know all of his trends, Will nlisvovvr my moaning if thoy will hut look. And uh! Mnsvs. who stnxnls ut his glass like xl girl. Emu- twisting' und turning ln this way und thut: And I thlul: l'd he 1-ight if I said. as I mtg-ht. Thai it takes hhu nu hour just tu put on his hnt, Therv is Buford. u'ho's wrnplied up in Lntin und Math, And anluviug old thusui' und ull nf his kind, Aigclwnirnl signs und gvouictriunl liuos On his hmln, if vxmninvd, I think you wunld find. And nun' we- have OOIIIG to tho Svniul' thnti holds All thc- dignity the rlelss is so proud to possess, And his ammo is quivt Coy-such it gontlcumnly boy- Yuu'd he lumpy tu know hiui. I'll vvnturu to :in-ss. And thu lust, und I think I might ndd, und the lvnst, Cmnt-s thu punt, ll Sort of Bohemian guy, And of wlnun to spa-uk truth. you would say. "Hi-'s nnmuth, Ru! in-'d lu- quite xx trout if he w:1sn't so dry." And now. uftor taking 4-in-h iuotnln-r in iurn. 1 will t-lose up this pmun with it ft-W i'vmul'l:s nuu't'. I would say, 011' 1 gn. that I'd hnvc- you to knnu' Thur we down on the juniurs our lu-sr wishes pnur. Su shun n'v'll lu- lt-nving the svluml of our youth, We nrt- glud, hut wo fm-l. tim, u punt: of l'L1LEl'e't. And we uliixpvr :und-hyu with n ti-nu in the 4-ye-, As wc gn fmiu tho frionds that u'o'l1 in-vcr fm-gm-t. MRS. EDNA R. HARRIS, A. B. Lady Principal G. E. LINEBERRY. B. A. Sukrinlcndcxll L, L, SANDY Hrad Industrial Deparmxcnlfor Boys STELLA D, CLDYD CADER G. COX Director nf Band EDNA DELLXNGER 10 THE AS-'IRON PRESlDENT'S ADDRESS Br XVLLLIAM Mosns HOLLOAIAX Classmates and Friends:-As your class president, made such, I am well aware, by your good will rather than by any merit on my part, I ani called upon to speak to you on some subject connected with our life and work as fellow-students, or suggested by the special circumstances under which we meet tonight. Vile have lived and worked together now for some years, and have learned to know one another well. Ties have been formed that will doubtless last through life--ties that may well prove more binding than any we shall form hereafter with new assoeiate and under very ditferent conditions. Memories, also, as well as a multitude of hopes, plans, and influences, might well have claimed my attentiong but others will speak of these things, and I would rather trust myself to tell you 'of the enlarged horizon and brighter prospects that now seein to be opening up before us. Until very recently, blind persons were debarred from the great majority of pursuits by which they might have earned a livelihood. Some half-dozen handicrafts were open to them, and a few persons without sight were able to earn seanty incomes as musicians, teachers, or preachers, hut, as a rule, the outlook was dreary enough. During the last two or three years, however, conditions have greatly improved. Many blind men and women, refusing to be discouraged, have bravely and persistently won their way to sueeessg that is, to independence, freedom, comfort, and confidence. The Matilda Ziegler Magazine and other periodicals in embossed print have been telling us, for years now, of sightless persons who have "made good" in many eallinga or pursuits that were formerly held to be impossible for the blind. YVe hear on all hands of sales- men, merehamts, manufacturers, public officials. authors, lecturers, and even lawyers and dot-tors who have aeliieved sueeess, in spite of their heavy handicap. N People of the last generation looked with wonder upon the career of Sir Henry Fawsett, who, having lost his sight by the accidental diseliarge of a fowling-piece while hunting, refused to give up the course of life that he had already chosen for himself, and in spite of a multitude of obstacles made his way to a seat in Parliament and to the position of Postmaster General of England. ln our own country, a generation ago, oncyof the Herreshof brothers, though THE ASTRON 11 totally without sight, was the leading member of the famous firm of that IIIHIIP, who built many of the best gnnboats and other war craft of our navy and of the uavies of foreign eountries. The poet, preacher, and author, Matheson of Edinburgh, the Eng- lish poet Marston, and Fannie Crosby, who has written more than eight thousand saered songs that have brought hope, peaee, and comfort to multitudes of burdened hearts-all have proved that the loss of sight does not shut out "The light that never was on land or sea." lt is good to think, too, of the success of Edward Baxter Perry, the well known pianist and lecturer, of Sir Francis Campbell, founder and for many years director of the "Royal Normal Col- lege" at Upper Norwood, near London. Though an American stranger, he sueeeeded in interesting some wealthy English gentle- men in the problem of higher education for the blind. Sir Frederick Frazer, superintendent of the School for the Blind at Halifax, Nova Seotia. like Sir Francis Campbell, was knighted hy the King of England for his eminent service to the blind, For the last quarter of a century the eyes of the world have been focused upon that miraele of modern times, Ilelen Keller, whose triumph over the seemingly insurmountable obstaele of combined deafness and blindness, has inspired thousands to 'tearry on," in spite of difficulties. Sir Arthur Pearson, as most of you know, himself blind, has been appointed by the Ih-itish Government as superintendent of the great institution for the training of hlinded soldiers, to enable them to return to their former oeeupations or to prepare them for new ones. lie has struek, T think, the true keynote of future endeavor in this direetion-the note of confidence, hope, and good cheer. NVith the great problem of ''reeonstruetion" whieh is today elaiming the attention of the greatest minds of every nation, a new era seems to be dawning for the blind. Since the elose of the world war, the wounded soldiers have returned to homes and to people made compassionate through suffering. There they have found, not the spirit of demoralizing pity or eold inditferenee, but the warm hand-elasp of intelligent eo-operation in the diftieult, task of "set- ting about living their lives over again." From St. lJunstan's in London, Fort McHenry in America, and 't'l'he Lighthouse" in Paris rome reports of the inspiring success of the industrial edueation of blinded soldiers. Already brmnl-minded statesnien are realizing the praetieability 12 THE ASTRON of the proposition to oxtond the work to inulullc worknmn injured in shops and factories. May we not hope from this that in time tho inovvmont may ln- vnlnrged to un even greater degree, until it 0011105 io 1-l11lu'au'r all thosi- who from any cause ure blind? This list could easily he vxtendod to include scores-yes. hun- dreds-of ln':1vc-In-urtcd nu-u and woxnvn who hnvo avliieved success in nmny ai sccmingly hopch-ss enterprisv, und whose example of conrngv, hopr-fulness, und peisevrruuce ought to teach ns lessons of incnlculablo value. And now I cznnxot do hotter than to give you the spirit and purposu of what I have uttvnlptccl to say, in the lun- guugzv 0fiEllXVill'Kl Gin-st, lines allready fznnilinr tn most of yon: "'l'llE-rn nrv thousands to toll X011 it cannot bo dcnw. There are thoussnnls to nropln-sy fuilurc: There are thousands to point ont, nm' by onv. Tho alungm-rs that wait to nssnil yon: But just hnc-kle in, with u hlt of 11 grin. ' Then take oil' your cont and go to it: Just start in go sing ns you tuekle the thing: That Uunnnot be done." and yon'Il do lt.'f 3 MAIN BUILDING WILLIAM MOSES IIOLLOMAN Hmxdsumcst President Height 5 feet. 9 inches. Weight 140. "A lhimz of beauty is a ioy forever." SAMUEL MURSTON CATHEY Must Popular Vive-Presidcul. Prophet Height 6 feet. Weight 150 'lie lakes his little don alum: to keep :hc girls away." . 1 f i'5T?ia. FLORENCE PEARL MCLEAN Most likely lo marry first Savelary, Hisforizm Height 5 feet, 3 inches. Weight 90 " ller price is nbove rubicsf' BUFORD BLACKBURN WORSHAM Mus! lndydikr. Tcsluiof Height 5 feel. 7 inches. Weight 135 " Her voice was ever poig and lnw H A most excellent lhmg nn women. COY ABNER TODD Most Digmjicd, Treasurer Height 5 feet, 10 inches. Weight l50 " No. lggver say nothin' without you're comnel- tu. An' then don't say nothin' that you can be held lu." SION MILTON LYNAM Hrmiesf Wnrkcr, Por! Height 5 feet. lllfz inches. Weigh! 135 The branch of leamin he did not know Could scarce on the "free of Knowlegen xzrow He knows thgt tree from brunch to root. And an owl like that can afford to hook. 16 'PHE ASTRON CLASS HISTORY Br I"l.oai-:sri-: Pmm. MeI.i:.xx lt has been said that the two great lights ot' history are time and plaee. Tho time of this brief history extends from 1915 through the year 15119: the plaee is within the walls and along the winding: halls ot' the North l"arolina State School for the Blind. The history of our elass deals with men rather than events. be- cause one year differed little from another, exeept in the develop- ment in class members. This ehange was so gradual that we ha rilly realized that it was taking plaee. Looking haek across the years, it is hard to believe, for instanee, that the little boy who sat nearest his teaeher, who never had to be told to wash his face or hrnsh his hair, and whose gentle manners so elnieared him to his instructors that he was often accused of being "Teaeher's pet." has grown into manhood, and William Moses Holloman, the great suttragist. is long:- ing for the day when eaeh woman will have the right to east her ballot. linford lVorsham, the niisehievons boy, was always quiet on spell- ing class, but was ever present and on the job when there was any problem in mathennlties to be solved. He never seemed to take mueh interest in mnsie, hut was deelared by all who heard him to be an excellent singer in negro niinstrels. lt was reported that one member of our class, when a mere infant, frightened his family hy rising up in his eradle and annonneingz, 'tl ean do it." This eharacteristic has continued, and even now, when a difficult pieee ot' work is to be clone, the whole class votes, "Give it to Sion Iiynam: he will do it." 'tThe Mirror" and last year's annual are monuments to Sion's untiring: efforts. Although love affairs were strictly forbidden, nothing eonld break up the ease between Coy Todd and Mr. Sandy. and it is believed that when Foy makes his will it will contain this request: "Please see that l ani buried near the broom and mattress shop," The ery, "Oh, my shin-hones!" will ring in the ears of this elass long after we have parted, and i11 years to eome, when the mention is made of New York or London, we will amlrl. from foree of exams ple, "You ought to see Asheville." "The tongue is an nnrnly member": if you don't believe it. ask Sant Cathey. The girl who always ent elasses when she ronld, especially Latin and Math.. and eried all over her eoinpositions heeanse her voeabn- THE ASTRON IT hwy was so snnill. is often spoken of us the stan' pupil in sowing. lt has hevn pi-opln-sind that tho last words wo ln-au' Puairl Mc-Lvun say will he. "lVhei'e is my orovlntl' not-din?" "Vw lost my thimhl0," or "I, ann going to the sowing-roonif' lt is with ax Saul liozwt that thu historian wuorcls tho dcuth of two of our ln-lovi-cl class mcnilwrs-Gln'istint' Powvll and Luna Tluwkor. 'l'l'lw Game of Mako lflclievvf' "Tho Sunshint- of Your Smile," Ulonn," und n nunihcr of other songs bring bm-k the flour old days when we assvniblml in the vlnipol und Lena. eiitt-1'taillvfl us by sing ing thvin in hot' vleur, sweet voice. 1101- bi-niily of disposition zunl purity of t-liamn-tw won for hm- the love of L-vt-ry one. XNTIIYIII of livairt. vi-umly always to holp solve the problems of our days, gent-rolls, kindly, and lizippyvhciirtvtl, Christine Powell moved umong us mnny yours, and it is with loving moiuory that we roeull lwr !'0llllHllll0!lSlllD. Sad and glad, lirigzht mul dark days, nmlic up tho clironicle of the yours: but tlirough tho softening hazv of time the slmclows will dis- appear, and only tho happy days "Stand fovth in sunny outline, liravo nncl vh-an'." 'l'l1c-i'efo1'o, as we fawo tho future, lot us fool "Wlnit's puxt is prolognvg wlnit's to como is your and my dis- ulni1'gv." 18 T II E A S T R 0 N CLASS PROPHECY Br Simon. ZtIURsToN CA1-mir In olden times a prophet either had to dream. see visions, or full into 11 truxme. Today we are too busy to dreum, too near-sighted to see visions, and too praetieul to indulge in trainees. Therefore, you can imagine the ditiiuult position in which I was placed when the class assigned to me the task of revealing the future. NVhile I wus lost in troubled thought, l heard a dull ronr in the distance. The sound grew louder. Looking up, I saw an airship circling above ine. Suddenly it annie gliding down and lundetl in ur green meadow neur by. As this wus at strange occurrence, I went over to investigate. The sent looked so comfortable that Iisti-upped myself in. As I buckled the safety belt about HIE. the motor started as if hy magiv, and I begun climbing up, up, until the earth had passed from view. The recent. bottles with I-Inn airplanes were childs ploy, com- pared with lllj' experience. dodging shooting stars und Hushing tnils of lic-ry eomets. After what seemed eenturies of whirling: and turn- ing, at l'llSlllElg! wind swept uwziy the fog of forgetfulness whieh had enveloped ine. Just as I was looking at. the compass, whim-h showed that I was headed due north, the xuuehine begun to descend. An unseen hund seenled piloting this strange craft to it landing, and with tt jar and u thump we Wllllt' to a stop upon xt terraced lawn. where stood at pnlntial mansion. NVhile taking il look at my surrouudingrs, I sow, approaching from the direction of the house, a short, lll'0tlCl-SllOlllClQl'Cll lllilll. who appeared youthful in spite of his iron-graty hair and close-trinnned vundyke. As he came nearer, I recognized upon his hand the class ring of 1919. Before I could ask a question, he reached into his hip pocket und pulled out fl plug of "Brown Mule" tobacco. I yelled, "By gully, Buford !" and grabbed his hand. "Tell me everytliingf' I exclaimed: "the pluee, the year. the month, the week, the day. and the hour, for I have been u regular Rip Van XVinkle. 'W VVhen I had! told the story of my strange flight, Buford explained that it was the 29th duy of May. 1938, and that we were upon his estute on the outskirts of NYushington. D. C. IIe proposed that I should tuke him in lllj' machine to the eupitol and attend the session of the House. of which he wus Speaker, THE ASTRON ' 19 During our short flight across the Potomac, he told me this was his second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and declared that the duties of his otnce were most fatigzning since the adoption of woman sutfi-age in the year 1930. This explained to me the graying temples and the worn lines in his face. Scarcely had the House been called to order, when a huxom lady representative rose and asked the privileges of the floor. She then proceeded thus: t'Mr. Speaker and women of the House. it is this man Cand she pointed to a frightened, shrinking man by her sidej and his kind who have kept us from Iiaving a majority in both houses hy refusing to slay at home and look after the welfare of the family while we attend the social functions connected with our office and assist in the ati'airs of the government. lf all male brains he like his, our country is doomed!" l'pon this,'I took a closer look nt the man. and recognized our school-mate and class presi- dent. Moses Ilolloinan. When we left the capitol-we walked slowly down the street and came to a spacious tent, into 'Which thtmsamls were packed, and from which the crowd overdowed to the sidewalk. Suddenly the words. "Poodle-kissing. powdered-faced, painted-lipped, society sis- sies," reached my ears from the direction of the platform. HOI1, Billy Sunday!" l said, turning to Buford. "No! Coy Todd, his successor," Buford answered. The next surprise occurred that evening, when, after a few hours flight and a stop in Boston, we found ourselves at Harvard Uni- versity, n'here the International Literary and Scientific Society was holding: its annual lll00fl1l2'. The address of the t"V0lllll,El' was to he delivered hy the Dean of American Letters, subject, "I Ylfant a Good Egg. and l VVant lt Bad." Being: eager to see how the speaker would handle this delicate suhjeet, we hurried to the crowded audi- lorium. Ex-President lVoodrow lllilson introduced the speaker of the evening, referring: to his tame as world-wide, and speaking of his three great works, "Launching Love' Letters," "Heart Beams," and "lf You Can't, l Fan," as literary gems. In response to pro- longed applause, Ulll' Class Poet, Sion Lynam, rose and took his place beside the speaker's stand. A peculiarly familiar sound of whirring Wings and throbbing machinery made me hurry from the hall. I gained the open air in time to see my machine disappearing as magically as it had arrived. My heart sank, for the future of one melnher of our class was unknown. , , I Y W 20 THE ASTRON NVitlx an fooling of diszippointniont, we took the prosaic railroad truin to return from that fur land of vision. Seated on the train, our uttontiou wus u,ttrncted from tiuu- to time by some ful, chunky boys und rosy-checked, ou1'ly-haired girls watched over by an anxious mother. Two of the boys were engaged in a water battle near the cooler. lnmgiuc our 'surprise when' We overheard the mother cull To the oldest girl, "Pearl, tc1lMoscs and Buford to some here." Whereilpon we recognized in the mother the flower of our class, P9ll1'11l1CL8Hll, now the lnindsonie widow of the late Governor Ji of North Carolina. l , YW, , 54 Q 5 S 22 THE ASTRON' LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT NVe, the Senior Class of the North Carolina State Sehool, t'ity of Raleigh, Founty of XVake, State of North Carolina, being over- worked in body, mind. and soul, and without memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be our lust will and testulnent, hereby revoking all former wills by ns at any time heretofore made. First. YVe hereby direct that all our just debts for broken furni- ture, dishes, and rules shall be pnid hy the Junior Class as soon after our release as convenient. Second. We give and bequeath to the had members of the Junior Class our reputation. Third. NVQ: give and bequeath to our Superintendent, Mr. G. E. Lineberry, the right of giving to the Junior Class all permissions to go down-town, and assure him of our prayers for patience to listen to the eomplaints of the old-maid teachers. Fourth. XVe give and bequeath to our esteemed teacher of Eng- lish, Miss Loula Riddle, all the joys nppertaining to the state of single blessedness, with the hope that Osear Haskins' pretlietion eoneerning: her fixture is not without grounds. Fifth, lVe give and bequeath to our warm-nutured teacher of Latin, Miss Edna llellinger, n fund snilieient to build a eold-storage class-room, equipped with all modern eonvenienm-es, inelnding: a telephone for private conversations, Sixth. XVe give and bequeath to our outline teas-her, Miss Stella Floyd, a spam: in "The Mirror" for pn-dieting: the weatherg a hns, band, which she has always wanted, who will be more deserving- of her loving: nature than the Senior Ulnss: and the privilege oi' prais- ing: the mountains-out ot' our hearingr. Seventh, We give and bequeath to Dr. John A, Simpson our most sincere gratitude for and appreeiation of his heartfelt interest, untiring ettort. and inspiring eompanionship throughout our sm-hool days. Eighth. As ai parting: gift to our friends, the Junior Class, we give and bequeath our guide, philosopher. and friend. Dr, Simpson, believing: his friendship to be the most valuable gift that any l-lass eould receive. ln NVitness Wlit-1-elif, we have hereunto set our hand and seal, this twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. lllll-'Ullll NYURSIIAM. FAM l'A'l'HlCY. MOSES XIOLLUMAN. t'l7Y 'l'0llIl, W il1n'xx4 -x. THE ASTRON TO THE SENIOR CLASS lh' XYINUNA li. I'.xGt4: Ifuruwvll. nlunr Sn-nlnrs, you smut will gn I":u- out intu tht- world sn wlllv. Many Gull rlvh hh-sslngs mt yuu ln-slow, Mau' you ln llls gzrvnt lun- nhitlv. You lvzlvv tho pum' .lunlnrs llurc- llvllllltl, llut wv'll quits- vuntt-ntl-ll In-: 1-'or smut tho St-him' ruaul ws-'Il timl, Whiz-h ln-:uls In N1-ulm-'s I"il-sr Ill-9:11-0, Tln-rm-'s l't-url. full' tluwn-r nf Sn-niurs guy. Whn. with kluzl word null :vntlo smllv. Wlll out und sow, :tml sn-w nwny. ln ormlvl' to llnl:1'm'v thu Stylv. 'l'ln-rt-'s Stun. pm-t of your vlalss, Whufll mnkn- ns-w x'vt'sl-s l-wry yn-nr. Alul all whu rvml wlll huh- ln pass: '1'hvy'll survly ltsli. "Is thls Sllukvsponn-?" Now, llufurtl sinus llkv n hlnl in .Tum-. 'l'lwl'l-fum his shlys will ull lw swn-vt: 'l'hn- sung. ph-:Iso ll-urn. must ltavc- nn tttnv. Ur lu- u:m't nmku lt qultv vmxmlt-tv. 'l'hon Sum. what tnllcs un uwful lot. Wlll umkv tht- wnrlll :lgm-. I ht-t, 'l'h:1t his points mum- up tn tht- rlnfg l-ur tnlli with Snufs n gn-alt asset. .Xml now whztt shull I say uf fury? In svluml lu- unull- lull littlv r'l:lmurt U . lhl-3 tm-ll un- In-'s al qnlt-I Imy. lint xnnln-:A gmurl strukus with saw und lunnmot And Mnsusflmt tht' II:-hl'vw vhiltlg mu- who talks l.utln with :lt-llght: lu word mul mloocl hv sm-tus quitt- milnl. Iltlt stlc-ks In l':n-salt' gmul :lull tight. .lull now at time-ly wurll tn ull, Nunn- guml :ulvirv--goml in tht- malta-- Whvn nut in lifv you hnvr- il full, Just hop right np mul start ngzntn. x 4, 24 TI-IE ASTRON ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The clas ,, PD 'ce a lon for the kindly helpfulness of so many of its friends. To Miss Bessie King, Mrs. Minnie Blanton, and Mrs. Nora Atkinson, the librarians. who have done their utmost to help ns with our reading work. To Miss Ennna Tucker, the kindergarten teacher, who has clone so much to make this annual possible, by aiding ns in the plays we have given. To Zollie F. Parsons and his exeellent orchestra for the musical fea- tures of our programs, and to all the other boys and girls of the lower classes, who have helped ns with our annual. s wishes to express here its grateful a 1 i t' Fl, - Q , ,, ,. ..,..J,,J-.Y Q WJ - ', ,... '-' - . wk-41 I .uf V I V s x 1 N 1 P I C" -,. ... A ,


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