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THE ORIOLE 23 GEORGIA DALTON THOMAS “I pray you let us satisfy our eyes. " Bobby Club; Glee Club; Ad Editor Oriole. If you do not get get through talking at recess, finish in school. That is how Georgia feels about it. She always enjoys a good time. But when it comes to studying she can do it, an always gets through all right, so why worry? She has made the class of ’22 a happy one, and what ever she does she is sure to have many friends. JAMES THOMAS TROLINGER “Oh, hoie full of briers is this worh-a-day world.” Treasurer of Class ' 22; Business Manager Oriole ’2 2; Manager P. H. S. Baseball Team; President of Virginia Literary Society ’22 (First term); Testator of Class ’22. Jim’s motto is “Don’t study your lessons if you can get them any other way.” Nevertheless we wouldn’t fake worlds for him because he is one of the greatest in the class, being about six feet in height and weighing nearly two hundred. Due to his greatness, maybe, he is the best orator, and when he begins we’re all “attention!” VIOLA BLANCHE VAUGHN “Fair and learned and good is she. " Glee Club; Class Prophot; Literary Editor Oriole. A real student who doesn’t try to display her knowledge, but who is Mr. Eckman’s star French pupil. Ofhers may fail him but never Blanche. It is an acknowledged fact among Seniors that Blanche wall not do wrong even if we do, and always up- holds the dignity of our undignified class.
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22 THE ORIOLE VERA JAMES MOOREFIELD “I shall either find a way or make one.” Acl Editor Oriole; Glee Club. “Oh, what a pal is Vera.” Al- ways sympathizing with us when we’re grouchy. But we all felt asham- ed of our laments when Vera came to school on crutches for three weeks and didn’t utter a word of complaint. We had always thought her the best sport of our class, but this proved it. She is always willing to help us in our work and play, besides being the most studious Senior. ETHEL MAY QIJESENBERRY “Speak oj me as I am.” Assistant Joke Editor Oriole; Glee Club. Ethel ' s name was awfully far down the roll, but we have only first rate things to say of her. She wanted an education so badly that she even took a summer course at the Normal, which certainly proves her persever- ance in studies as well as in every- thing else. VARA KATE SMITH “ Your charming melody doth prove That the beauty oj your mind Neither cheek nor chain hath found.” Assistant Ad Editor; Glc-e Club. We always know when a new song or a new bit of music is introduced, for then Vara hums to herself and drums out bits of music on the imag- inary keys of her desk; she executes the newest dances out while standing at the blackboard. Although a Sen- ior Vara is fondest of th e Freshman room — perhaps for old times’ sake; we wonder! aiii iniiniumtmiitntiuiiinntmiaiii i v
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24 THE ORIOLE Class History H IGH SCHOOL RIVER looked very inviting, smooth, and clear; the sun, which was setting on our Grammar Grade lives, sparkled and played over the waters; the little boats which were destined for our journey down the river danced and tugged at their moorings as if they too wish- ed to be on their way. We hurried down to Freshman Dock, a laughing, chattering, merry crowd of boys and girls. Seeing that everything was ready for our departure on the way to Senior Land, we jumped into our boats, waving a laughing good-bye to the friends assembled to see us shove off. At first the boating was easy and the current carried us onward without rowing. Some one laughed, “I thought it was going to be hard. How silly we were.” Suddenly we came to English Shallows; there was not the tiniest wave or breath of air to carry us onward, but a bit of rowing carried us safely through, but alas, we had hardly emerged when crash! we struck the Reefs of Ancient History. Then you should have seen us plugging up the holes in our boats and bailing out the water. Sighs and groans were heard from every side, then a girl said, ‘‘We should have watched; if we had been studying the charts instead of playing we would have missed this altogether.” A boy replied, ‘‘Humph, now isn’t that just like a girl? I’ve never heard of any one getting by here unscathed.” A heavy mist fell over the river; night was coming on; we sensed rather than saw that we were going through some rapids. ‘‘Now, what on earth are we up against?” came a plaintive voice from out of the surrounding darkness. The reply from some one who had taken the advice and ‘‘studied the charts” was not cheer- ing: ‘‘Algebra Mists and Latin Rapids all i n one fell swoop.” The boats scraped against each other in the darkness; hard work was needed to keep them above the surface. Now and then a despairing voice was heard from the shore, ‘‘I’m going to quit. I won’t be caught in that mess again.” When at last we emerg- ed from the misty rapids into the moonlight our number was sadly depleted. Our sorrow was alleviated, however, by a happy sight — Sophomore Landing. Here we stopped for a short rest before we re-embarked for pur long journey. ‘‘Sophomore Stretch shouldn’t be so hard. It’s just like the Freshman,” said one optimist, hopefully. ‘‘Pshaw, you never can tell,” said the pessimist, ‘‘besides there’s Science and
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