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THE ORIOLE THE BOY WHO RECOMMENDED HIMSELF A gentleman once advertised for a boy to help him in his office, and nearly fifty boys applied for the place. Out of the whole number, he — in a very short time — selected one, dismissing the rest. “On what ground did you select that boy?” asked a friend. “He had not a single letter of recommendation.” “You are mistaken,” said the gentleman, “he had a great many. He wiped his feet when he came in and closed the door after him, showing that he was careful. He instantly gave his seat to that old lame man, showing that he was thoughtful. He took off his cap when he entered, and answered my questions promptly, showing that he was polite and gentlemanly. He picked up the book, which I had purposely laid on the floor, and replaced it on the table, showing that he was orderly; and he waited quietly for his turn, instead of pushing. When I talked to him, I noticed that his clothing was tidy, his hair neatly brushed, and his nails clean. Do you not call these things letters of recommendation? I do. What I learn about a boy by using my eyes for ten minutes is worth more than all the fine letters of recommendation he can bring me.” Gaynell Stuart , ’27.
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THE ORIOLE t mi GREETINGS FROM P. H. S. Greetings to you, maid or man, whose eyes these few pages scan, and Rich we’ll feel, if, in their view, some happy thought comes back to you, E’en if you’re in some foreign clime, in troubles, toils, or life sublime, Each thought portrayed, each quip or joke will turn your thoughts to Pulaski. To Pulaski High, the tried and true, whose boys are “men” and whose girls true blue, In ’24 Oriole we hope you will find food for your thoughts and a feast for your mind. Now follow closely through this book, at our Faculty and Senior Class just look! Give eye to Athletics and each contribution, for they are up to the standard of this institution. Some day, dear reader, on the long path of life, may this serve to bring back thoughts of school life. Mildred Carson, ’25.
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THE ORIOLE 2 MY STUDIES Latin is a dead language, As dead as dead can be. It killed all the Romans And now it’s killing me. In History we study about The men of ages past. I try to get my History up And do succeed at last. Algebra is a corker. And every one will say You have to work your problems out, And bring them every day. English makes me sick at heart And I will sadly say, That when my report goes out each month They are always “F’s,” not “A’s.” Of all the places I have been The school house is the worst, They will not let you talk or laugh, And sometimes I think I’ll burst. And when I grow to be a man, These things, I hope to know, Were for the good, and not the bad, For I have labored so. Eugene Snyder, " 21 . t AN ORIOLE ESSAY Quite a lot of paper, Quite a bit of ink, Makes an Oriole essay, Plus a little “think.” Mary Lowman, ’27.
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