Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1930

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room and was astonished at the bareness and unnaturalness of it. d ' he maid had suddenly had an insi)iralion to clean it up. . 11 the magazines 1 had been reading and had placed on the desk together with some other things, ha l anished. Later 1 diseoxered them either on a shelf of the closet or in the trash basket. .Also 1 see that the pile of articles that had accumulated on the bureau is gone too - pocket knife, school books, watch chain, checker board, mouse traj) I got at a bazaar, box of matches, three or four ears of pop-corn, hair tonic, button off my coat, thumb tacks and tlsh hooks had all been taken to different parts of my room, d ' hese things occur about ex’ery two weeks or sometimes oftener, but they simply hax e to be put uj) with. Worse still, this i)articular time, 1 found that while I was out my kid sister had broken the lock of that precious desk drawer with my own screw-driver and had strewn the contents all over the bed. Inwardly raging at all maids in general and kid sisters in par- ticular, 1 set about to “re-civilize” my room. Robert King, j7. 121 Iff

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I llhj cRooni X X SELECTING my own room, I chose a large one with plenty of windows for I like to read very much, so I need plenty of light. 1 particularly like an enormous closet for my sled, football, Indian clubs, basketball, tool-chest, l)ase- ball glove, camp cot and many other treasures, which to say the least, are rather bulky. Of course it is necessary to ha e a bed, bureau, table, chair and chifferobe. In a choice corner there is a desk whose drawers contain not only stationery and writing materials but also some more im- portant things such as five or six cartridges for my broken rifle, a harmonica upon which I ha e labored many hours but can not yet play, a small bank holding a few odd nickels and dimes, some garden seed my kid sister sold me to benefit the school, a flashlight without any batteries, a couple of l)roken fountain pens, a kodak without any films, and last but not least a small safety razor for my own experi- menting. If you should try to open the other rlrawer of this desk you would not succeed. Why is it locked, you ask? Now you ha -e hit on a ticklish subject. All the family, and the maid too, would give their right arms to get at the contents of that drawer. So far 1 have managed to keep it shut despite the teasing of my kid sister. You see, it holds some letters which I recei ed from a certain person about once a week. Of course you glance knowingly at a picture on the bureau. But to get back to the subject — this room has a large trash bas- ket to recei e chewing gum wrappers, burnt matches, old newspapers and the like. I am not particular about the kind or color of the wall paper but I want a place for my cuckoo-clock. There are also several pictures, calendars and pennants tacked up unartistically. Of course a fellow has to ha e a mirror to slick his hair down and arrange his tie, but this is a part of the bureau. In the drawers of this i iece you find a few peculiar articles. Eor the most part, these are useless but they ha ' e been there so long I ha -en’t the heart to throw them away. Near the foot of the bed there is a small bookcase holding some of my favorite books and a great many choice magazines. Eor lights I like a ceiling light with a switch at the door, a wall bracket, and a clamp lamp to go on my bed, desk, or table. All of this sounds very pleasant, but there are times when a fellow feels uncomfortable in his own room. Once I entered my •4 120

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of iJie ' Initccl C fales {Prize Essay) C UE CONSTITUTION of the United States was adopted in 1 787 after many difficulties in making all of the states agree to it. It was said at one time, by a very prominent man, that the “Constitution was the work of the representatives, not of the masses, but of a comparati ’ely small upper class.” It seems that as we study the Constitution from time to time that the fathers, or makers, did not go out of their way to invent new political forms, nor did they borrow from any other government the idea of a constitutional government. In preparing this paper I have discovered a fact that will be worth remembering: The Constitution of the United States was the hrst form of constitutional government known to the world. “Constitution” is the fundamental law of a country. The Constitution of the United States is the application of the experience of Americans in the work of the government. It took four months to adopt the Constitution and to send it to the states to be voted on. The constitutional government, through the decision of the convention, would begin when nine of the thirteen states agreed to accept the plan. Eleven of the states agreed to accept this plan, the other two did not accept it until the constitution- al government had well begun. The Constitution has seven articles, each article having less than ten sections. Of course, no government under a constitution could run without amendments, of which we now have nineteen. We would not expect great men such as Washington, Eranklin, Madison, and Hamilton, a few of the framers of the Constitution, to fit the Constitution so well that it will be up to date with our present and future rights; thus, we must have amendments. The Constitution cannot be changed, no matter what the circumstances might be. After reading and studying the Constitution, I have found some very interesting and important facts, of which I will mention only a few. In Art. 1, Sec. 2: The house of representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several states. A person cannot become a representative unless he is twenty- five years of age or over. As I read into Sec. 3 I found that the ■■4 122

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