THE ORIOLE are to be destroyed at once. Also our gratitude for her most helpful aid during our high school career. To Miss Birdsong, the exclusive right to translate this, our will, into Latin and a study period in which only the deaf and dumb are allowed. To Miss Hughes, a muffler for her fast, commanding voice, to prohibit her from saying more than five hundred words every ten seconds. Sixth: To all we leave behind us, we will the joys of school life, without its sorrows; the pleasant and helpful associations we have had with faculty and students; the capacity to form lasting friendships, the one with the other; and a full share in the tender memories which will always gather as we think of Pulaski High School — to have and to hold unto them and their successors forever. In witness whereof, we sign and seal this solemn last will and testament in the presence of our faculty, fellow students, friends and relatives, this Commencement Day, the twenty- second of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-four. Howard Gilmer, Jr., ’24.
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THE ORIOLE Hark! I hear the faint strains of the pipe organ of the nearby cathedral. Drawing nearer and finding the doors flung open, I I enter, attracted by the melody. Who is this fair organist? Ah! it is Martha, Martha Derrick, our own President at P. H. S. Blending with the notes of the organ, one can hear the wail of a violin. Marvin Harden, our violinist, we knew you would rise to the heights! Who is the pastor of this beautiful cathe- dral? Who is he who is strolling so stately from the vestry room? Alton Duncan! We predicted it, “Dunk.” On leaving the church, I see the offices of Carper, Sizer and Smith, designers, architects and cartoonists. Alonzo has just returned from a trip to his old home in Pulaski and together they recall their classmates. “Alonzo, Dr. Marion Thomas and Attorney Margaret Dalton are in business in Washington.” “My! but surprises never cease! Either one married?” “No, nothing like that. Oh! yes, what about Billy Cheves?” “Why he’s Professor of Physics at Columbia University. Didn’t you know that? And Joe Bones is now First Lieutenant at West Point. Oh! he’s coming! And what do you know? Bernice Dewese, Naomi Cannaday and Pauline Bopp are in- structors at Chevy Chase. Isabel Miller is leading lady on Fash- ion Row and Beatrice Webb is private Secretary to the Presi- dent.” “Possibly you noticed the millinery shop around the corner? That is successfully owned and managed by Thelma Richardson and Allene Miller.” “Vola Wohlford is teaching music abroad and Jeanette Ray is Domestic Science teacher at Goucher College, specializing in lemon pies.” Here my vision is interrupted, for I hear some one calling me. Where am I? Why to be sure this is only 1924 and — oh! I’m so sleepy. This task is indeed too much for one not inspired. Alas, my friends, I am no prophet. The young dream dreams, and the old prophesy, but as for me, I can only wish that you may live long and be happy. Alyne Hurd, ’24.
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