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Page 72 text:
becomes hoarse and raucous. I've often heard them shout
"Beware the ides of March," "I come to bury Caesar," "The
quality of mercy is not strained," etc. Such idiotic phrases do
not make sense to me. Who, or what was ides? VVhat and how
much was the quality of mercy, and who in the world was that
In these periods of insanity you must treat the teachers
indulgently and listen meeklyg otherwise they may become en-
raged and positively violent, in which case you may be sure of
and "E" or an "F," .
But after all's said and done you should treat these poor
teachers kindly because they must have a hard time trying to
keep their so-called knowledge intact. Poor souls, I pity them
. . . . . wonder if I'll ever be a teacher.
THE BARK OF A SQUIRREL
WI ost of you long for summer to come,
And make plans for things you'll do
When there's no more school, and that old, swimming pool
Seems to beckon to each of you.
Butgive me those days when the summer fades
:And the frost on the ground does spark,
Out before dawn, I listen and long
To hear that old squirrel bark.
Each nerve is taut as a banjo string,
As I sit there numb -with cold,
But I can't resist when I hear that call.
It ajects both young and old.
So you may have your summer days
And listen to the song of the lark,
But as for me, I 'll take the ones
When I hear the old squirrel bark.
Page 71 text:
TI-IE IMPORTANCE OF TIME
BIG, powerful car roars down the highway toward the
airport. If the gentleman in the back seat does not
reach New York by evening, or before the offices close
for the day, he will not be able to close a deal that may mean
thousands of dollars for him. The plane takes off from San
Francisco, California, around eight o'clock in the morning and
before six that evening it is coming in for a landing at New York.
The man fulfills his requirements and signs the contract. Today
time means no more to the American people than it did fifty or
seventy-tive years ago. But today with our modern equipment
in communication and in transportation more of our time is
being used because we have more things to do.
A person should never spend an idle minute. If he has
nothing to be doing, his time should not be wasted. There are
not many people today who do waste their time. To a person
when he has nothing else to do, reading is very profitable, if it
is the right kind of reading, because it affects nearly every phase
of life. I believe that time is the most important element in
Still, even if this is true, time is not so important as to try
to beat a red light to try to save a few minutes or to race a train
to a crossing or to speed through a school zone. This type of
time saving causes many deaths and although time is important,
all traffic rules and cautions to slow down this life, should be
ARE TEACHERS SANE?
RE TEACHERS sane? I've often wondered. If not
actually insane they are, at best, Uidiotically sane with
lucid intervals of lunacyf' These clear moments are few
and far between. They must be some kind of educated machines
without a vestige of a heart, or they may be victims of insomnia,
whose sleepless nights cause them to get their grades mixed up,
they often dish me out an "E" or an HF."
Sometimes these machines slip a cog and lose out for a week
or two. Other times they merely lose a needle and their voice
Page 73 text:
Miss Dalton-Judy, how can you
tell if there is fire in the human
Judy Morrell-You can see smoke
on cold days.
'lf if Ik
Miss Frye-How is a well-ordered
school room like a Ford?
Tom McAdoo-Easy, the crank's
Miss Frye-And all the nuts are
in their places.
Miss Pugh-Name one thing we
have now that we did not have one
hundred years ago.
Dan Umberger finterrupting Miss
Miss Pugh-I mean that we could
Mary Currin Eskridge-If you
were standing over a dime, how
would you resemble Woolworth?
Elizabeth Bowman-I'll b i t e,
Mary C. Eskridge-Nothing over
Miss Dalton--Bill, tell me all you
know about nitrates.
Bill Macgill Csleepilyl-Well,they
are a lot cheaper than ,day rates.
Miss Kinder-Why do we speak
of ghosts in Latin?
Lincoln Baugh-Because Latin's
a dead language.
if if FF
Herman jones-Mary, do you
play by ear?
Mary Cox-No, my neck is not
Bobby Cecil-Say, C. J., if you
had live bucks in your pocket, what
would you think?
C. J. Haislip-I would think that
I had someone else's pants on.
"It is funny I do not remember
limping when I left home," said Mr.
Rice, as he walked down the street
with one foot on the curb and the
other in the gutter.
Dulcie Bentley-You are wrong
in thinking that it's quite a coinci-
dence that Columbus, Washington,
and Lincoln were all born on holi-
if Sli lk
"Did you ever do any public
speaking?" asked the man in the
"Yes," replied Chester Hall, "I
proposed to a girl over a party line."
ii if if
H. C. V.-Darling," haven't I al-
ways given you my salary check the
first of every month?
Blanche-Yes, but you never told
me you got paid twice a month, you
Sk JY if
Mrs. White-Why are you eating
with your knife?
Jack--My fork leaks.
IC if lk
"But, your honor, I was not
drunk," said John Sowers.
"Then explain why this officer
found you climbing a lamp post,"
asked Judge Deeds.
"Because, judge, a couple of cro-
codiles had been following me
around, and I thought I'd just
Climb the post and escape them."
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