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28 THE ORIOLE iCast Hill m b Srstamml w E, THE Senior Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty- W I j one, being of a generous nature and desirous of be- V M J stowing on others those things which we do not need, hereby declare this instrument to be our Last Will and Testament, and revoke all former dispositions of our estate heretofore made by us. First: We, as a class, hereby will to the Junior Class our “Cold Storage”— more correctly called a room — which will keep them as fresh as they can ever wish to be. We also will a pet, a very dear bird, which is very young and will need much nourishment and care to keep it from dying. This bird we called “ The Oriole. " Also to the Junior Class we will our wonderful door knob, upon the condition that it will never, never be tightened; and our dictionary, although they will have to pur- chase a derrick to move it, if their own “Derrick” cannot. Second: To the Sophomores we will one grand court upon which to play basketball or other sports. The only fault with this court is that it is either too muddy or too dusty. Third: We will to the Freshmen some “hay bale wire,” with which they can collect paper off the school grounds as in the days of yore. Fourth: To the Civic League we will the right to start a movement for an athletic building. Fifth: We will to the future teams of P. H. S. all the good luck that they can find or steal. Sixth: To the teachers of the grammar grades we will some studies to be used instead of singing or reading in unison. Seventh: Margaret Draper wills her popularity to Mary Duncan. She also wills her duty of piloting her class through the senior year to Theo. Derrick. Harry Patteson wills to Clarence Miller the rank of the best athlete. Myrtle Wisler wills to James Trolinger her dimple (S). Delrhey Fitzgerald wills to Mary Amburn her knowledge of English which she displays before Miss Finks. Robert finks wills to Joe Dent the honor of being the small- est boy in his class. He also wills his habit of drawing during recitations to Hastwell Sizer. Verna Lucas wills to Louise Fitzhugh her Angora cat as a playmate.
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THE ORIOLE 27 arrival I found them in a heated discussion. Dr. Shuff main- tained that the patient had concussion of the brain. The funny thing about it, however, is that while they were arguing, Dr. Finks, with the aid of a compass and an old geometry original, found the exact spot where a chip from the monkeywrench had lodged. Today I saw Georgia Williams, who is head nurse there, and she told me the patient is slowly recovering. By the way, Turns, do you hear from Jacqueline very often?” ‘‘Huh? Well, yes, occasionally. She has graduated from the University of Chicago and has become famous as the au- thor of a book entitled, “Why Did Poe’s Raven Rave?” She also told me that she had seen Lois Albert, who has finished her music in Germany, and is now employed by Mr. Edison to compose dance music. They must have had a sort of a class reunion, because she had also seen Thelma Pillsbury and Mabel Richardson. It seems that Thelma has moved the home of fashion and art from Paris to Dublin, and Mabel is the most original milliner in Newbern. Gale Henry says he is extremely happy in a Pillsbury costume and a Richardson hat. By the way, Pat, you remember Myrtle Wisler? I was in Wytheville yesterday and she is professor of Home Economics in the Uni- versity there. She likes everything very much except when Delrhey Fitzgerald, the State Inspector of Universities, comes around.” “Did you notice in the last copy of the Southwest Times the interesting letter from Verna Lucas, the noted bacteriologist? You know she has returned to America after having been sent to Russia, where she made a thorough analysis of a new disease caused by the “Redski” germ which has lately broken out there. She met up with another old classmate of ours, Ada Lee Can- nady. It seems that Ada Lee has become a missionary and was captured in Africa by a lot of cannibals who were fixing to have soup a la Ada Lee. Just in time, however, she was saved by an old friend of ’21, Rettia Gallimore. Rettia has become a noted dietician, and in spite the fact that we used to laugh at her when in current events class she offered food substitutes for the savages, we find that one she happened to have with her saved Ada Lee’s life. Well, there comes “thirteen” and for once in my life I’m really glad it was not on time. Good-bye, old fellow, and let me know when you come back to defend Dr. Shuff for dropping that monkeywrench.” Harry Patteson, ’ 21 .
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THE ORIOLE 29 Jacqueline Rolston wills her charming and never fading smile to Bessie Allison. Marshall Shaft wills to Herman Hurst the right to ring the period bells, thereby making the length of the periods to suit his own needs. Thelma Pillsbury wills to Janet Baldwin her flirting ability. Mabel Richardson wills her abundance of bangs to Blanche Vaughan. Alton Crowell wills the place as drummer to Eugene Groseclose. Lois Albert wills to Linda Conduff her white sweater, which has stood by her for may years during her school life. Rettia Gallimore wills her speed in racing through the halls to Daisy Lou Matheney. Garrett Dalton wills his good nature to William Allison. Ada Lee Cannady wills her geometrical knowledge to Vera Morefield. Georgia Williams wills to Georgia Thomas her lack of noise, although Georgia will have the right to bestow any or all of it on needy persons. Eighth: We will and bequeath to the faculty the following: To Mr. Elliot our sincere appreciation of all that he has done for us. To Miss Thomas we will this annual of Pulaski High School year of 1921. To Miss Finks, some classes who will not be so lazy; alsa a “Hall” of which she can have complete charge. To Miss Bones, the sincere wish that the scales of life will “Tip” towards happiness always. To M iss Watts, a French class in which she will not need the phrase, “Silence, tout la classe.” To Mr. Smith, some classes who are really good and who can learn Latin. In Testimony Whereof, we have signed and sealed this instrument, thi s seventeenth day of May, 1921, and, in the presence of witnesses, published and declared it to be our Last Will and Testament. Alton Crowell, Testator.
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