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!• THE ORIOLE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN I F- Miss Thomas should smoke a cigar? Miss Finks should say “ain’t”? Mr. Eckman should sing “Runnin’ Wild”? Miss Birdsong should really get angry? Miss Hughes should hurry? Professor Brugh should stop lecturing to the Seniors? Livingston Sheppard should come to school in time for Eng- lish class? Haswell Sizer should grow tall? Conway Smith should smile at a girl? Joe Bones stopped saying “Let’s see”? Martha Derrick made “F” on English? John Crowder made “A” on deportment? Naomi Cannaday fixed her hair up? Alyne Hurd stopped talking? Margaret Brewer fell in love? Audrey Sasher stopped “liking” Moore Harvey? Alton Duncan stopped combing his hair? Maxine Umberger tipped the scales at ninety-five? Louise Dudley stopped laughing? Howard Gilmer, Jr., stopped talking about the “Eastern shore”? Margaret Dalton, ’24. Isabel Miller, ’24. 63
Page 66 text:
THE ORIOLE AUNT DINAH AND A FRESHMAN Aunt Dinah was an old fashioned colored mammy. She was respected by both white and colored because of her age. Susan Jane was a little girl who was just starting in High School. She was taught to believe that Aunt Dinah knew everything. Susan Jane went into the kitchen one night where Aunt Dinah was preparing supper. She was talking about school and about the things that had happened that day whensheasked, " Aunt Dinah, do you like Algebra?” ‘‘I don’t know’s I ever et none, but it shore do soun’ good.” Susan Jane explained to her that Algebra was a study and not something to eat. Then Susan Jane got out her History and studied until she read — " In the year A. D.” She began to wonder what A. D. stood for. " Aunt Dinah, do you know what ‘in the year A. D.’ stands for?” " Honey, dat’s easy. It jes’ stands fo’ in de time ob Aunt Dinah.”’ After finishing her History lesson, Susan Jane picked up her English book. She was studying about the rising action, the climax, and the falling action of a story. She did not know what these terms meant, so she asked: " Aunt Dinah, what is the climax of a story?” " I jes’ don’t know what de climax ob a story is but Ben sar- tinly do chaw climax.” Then Susan Jane began to study Latin until she came to the question, " What are the principal parts of possum?” Of course she went to Aunt Dinah. She asked, " Aunt Dinah, what are the principal parts of possum?” Aunt Dinah answered, " De principal parts ob a pussum am de head, de four legs, de body, en tail.” I am afraid Susan Jane didn’t make very good grades on her lessons the next day. Mary Smith , ' 27.
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THE ORIOLE 2 BEGIN The Oriole Staff has queer ideas; I declare it is a sin — They said to write something for The Oriole , And now we must begin. Begin is not as easy As it appeared to be, But I must be obliging — On that we all agree. I sat there and I waited, (I honestly did try) For a dandy inspiration To drop down from the sky. I waited and I waited, No inspiration came, And on that Oriole Staff I just laid all the blame. ’Twas time to try another plan, Of that I was aware. I got right down to good hard work, Myself I did not spare. I toiled and labored, drudged away, To try to make a rhyme. This play I found to be the best, It saved me just in time. Mary Low man, ’27. 64
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