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the Oriole Page Forty-three Mr. Steger — No, my son, I don’t know the Latin for “people. " Watts — Populi. Mrs. Steger — Watts, how dare you ac- cuse your father of lying? Louise Miles — I just put my hand on a hot iron. What must I do? Ernestine Seagle — Read Carlyle’s Essay on Burns. George Dewey — Was Robinson Crusoe an acrobat? Mrs. Hall 1 don’t think so; why? George — It says here that he sat on his chest and read by the light of a candle. H. C. Vaughn — Blanche, what would you do if I’d kiss you on your forehead? Blanche Covey— Why, I ' d call you down. Hamlet — “To die, to sleep, perchance to dream, ay, there ' s the rub.” Nancy White — To die, to sleep, per- chance to snore. Miss Kinder — Who can tell me what the former ruler of Russia was called? Class (in unison) — Tsar. Miss Kinder — Correct, and what was his wife called? Class — Tsarina. Miss Kinder— What were the Tsar ' s children called? There was a pause and then — (Elizabeth Bonham) — Tsardines. Mr. Ingles- Did you shave this morn- ing, Charles? Charles Bowles — Yes, sir. Mr. Ingles — Well, next time stand a bit closer to the razor. Miss Dalton — What is aftermath? Billy Vier — Recess. “Billy Vier was drowned last night.” “Is that so? Couldn’t he swim?” “Yes, but he belongs to the N. R. A.; he swam for eight hours and quit.” Myron Hayter (left in charge of the baby) — Aw! They ought to send a book of instructions with these things. Stephen Ham, the prosecuting attor- ney — Tell me, were you present at the in- ception of the altercation? Nancy Hall No, but I was there when the fight started. Miss Frye (after putting a problem on the board) — Now, Virginia, tell me what to do with this. Virginia Wallner -Erase it. MEs Kinder -Milton, what do you know about the age of Helen? (meaning Helen of Troy). Milton Brockmeyer (dreamily) -Six- teen next January. During his last visit at P. II. S. Mr. Darst, Superintendent, asked Mr. Ingles if he had any trouble with his students kissing in school. Mr. Ingles answered, “You ' d be surprised how much of it goes on right under my nose.” Freshman —Are you going to the fair? Senior -What fair? Freshman -The paper says, “Fair here today and tomorrow.” Never tell “Puffy” Manuel she is “all wool and a yard wide.” » Miss Dyer (in grammar) — What is this, “The pupil loves his teacher?” Joyce Crabtree — Sarcasm. Miss DuVal — What do you want, Ros- well? Roswell -I want “Virginia’s Attitude Toward Slavery.” Miss DuVal — She is not here; I think she’s in the Sophomore room, though.
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Page Forty-two The oriole (Jokes Miss Pugh Now what could be worse than a man without a country? I.awna Harkrader — A country without a man. M iss Croswhite (lecturing)- Fertilizer is made from bones as you all know. Helen Boothe — It makes tears come to my eyes to think that some day I ' ll be scattered over an onion patch. Opal McCall, after translating several lines of French, came to the sentence “II part.” “Do you want me to read the second part?” Sophia Wallace — Will you hold these books for me? Mr. Eckman -Young lady, I am the principal of this school. Sophia — Oh, that’s all right, you look honest. And then there was the time Bernadine Groseclose fell down the steps and broke her .... New Year ' s resolution. ♦ Miss Blair- What did Juliet say when she met Romeo on the balcony? Sonny White — Couldn’t you get seats in the orchestra? Young Dr. Whitaker (teasingly) — Now, Mary Ellen, have you been eating apples? Mary E. Umberger — Yeah .... tee hee .... green apples. Mr. Ingles — Is your baby a boy or a girl? Proud Young Mot her — Of course, what else could it be? Mr. H arntan — So you have to take another examination! Didn’t you pass? Joe — Say, I passed so well I was en- cored, and now I have to do it all over again. She stopped .... I looked .... We both listened .... for Mr. Eckman. Chester Palmer — Did you know I was a Life Saver during the summer season? Mary Cox— Really? What flavor? Miss Dyer — Hello, is this the City Bridge Department? Yes, what do you want? Miss Dyer — Will you please tell me how many points you get for a little slam? The following are some replies to ques- tions given in the Sophomore and Junior classes: Geometry teaches us how to bisect angels. The skeleton is what is left after the in- sides have been taken out and the out- sides have been taken off. A circle is a round, straight line with a hole in the middle. When the British got up in the morning and saw the Americans on the opposite hill they threw up their breakfasts (breast- works). A permanent set of teeth consists of eight canines, eight cuspids, two molars, and eight cuspidors. The Homeric poems were not written by Homer, but by another man of the same name. A chronic disease is something the mat- ter with the chrone. In Austria the principal occupation is gathering Austrich feathers. Ireland is called the Emigrant Isle be- cause it is so beautiful and green. Gorilla warfare was where men rode upon gorillas. The Puritans found an insane asylum in the wilds of America. “Bobby " Cecil was sitting with her feet stretched far out into the aisle, and was busily chewing gum, when Miss Croswhite espied her. “Roberta,” called Miss Croswhite sharply, “take that gum out of your mouth and put your feet in.”
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Page Forty-four THE ORIOLE Dear Teacher: Miss Dalton — Give the formula of Please excuse Hilly A. frum skool toda. sodium plus water. Yisterda he got wet in the A. M. and had Margaret Ward — Sodium plus water a chill in the P. M. equals soda-water. P. H. S. Library A Comedy of Errors Test Papers Pauline ygal Do you understand The Innocents Abroad Freshmen music, Quentin? The Unattainable A Quentin Dalton I should say! Why, The Turning Point C 1 could play on the linoleum when I was The Fighting Chance D only six months old. The Long Roll Failures The Turmoil Chapel Period The Climax May 24, 1934
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