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leged plot of the Chicago White Sox throwing the World Serxes to CIHCIHHHII Who rs
your teacher? Mrss Ruth Benson and beheve me she won t even let you leave the
comma out of 1 sentence when talkxng replled the chlld The parent rs strll further
lnterrupted by the elder son gravely contendmg with the solutlon of Euclrd s baffllng
theorems In a rxght trrangle the square O Pshaw' you thunk you have troubles xn
Mlss Benson s room but walt untll you have that specres of Marh lnvented by Old
Nick hlmself termed Geometry and taught by Prof Floyd Blackburn Why the man
has already wrxtten two or three books on the subject and thmlcs we ought to know all
about rt because he does
The naturahst m search of beautxful speclmens finds one ln the socxal aclmlmstrator
of I-Iull House Mlss Uma Sprvey Rrch and poor old and young alrke find rn her a
wlse leader and counsellor
The Metropolitan Opera House IS thronged wrth first nlght patrons the Curtain rxses
and as the star of the evening appears a storm of applause greats the celebrated 1mper
sonator Mrs Alice Darwm Brady
Gay pleasure lovmg Pans rs agog with news of an Amerlcan Prnma Donna and has
turned out a capacity house to greet her when a voxce comes floatlng on the arr and I
recognize Mildred Taylor
As fades the 1r1s after ram nn April s tearful weather the vrsron vanlshecl as the
we1rd Meow NISOW of some prowllng member of the feline family arouses me The
prophetlc slbyl dropped the veil of futurxty rhe cold ashes no longer presented fantastlc
gl1mpses of human achxevement I rub my sleepy eyes close my classlc and resolve to
emulate my classmates
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Sen1or Class Prophecy
Lymg on the hearth rug before the embers that teach l1ght to counterfe1t a gloom
readxng the story of Shakespeare s melancholy hero of Denmark I find my attent1on
wander1ng and mstead of the ghostly form of the murdered k1ng there ar1ses before
me the 1mages of four boys and eleven g1rls
At the close of the opemng day of Rhea Central I-I1gh School a mother addresses
her daughter who 1s a freshman 1n that school Well my dear d1Cl you find your
Domest1c SCIENCE Teacher charm1ng9 Iunderstand you have a new one th1s year
Mother she IS altogether adorable I bel1eve she knows everyth1ng about calorxes food
compos1t1on proporuon and household chem1stry In the mtroduction the pr1nc1pal
sa1d that she has a degree from Columb1a UHIVCYSIIY MISS Emma Campbell IS her name
Over the keys the musmg orgamst br1ngs the slght of St CCCIIIH Adm1rat1on
g1VCS way to wonder as the performer st1ll enraptured by the glor1es of her 1nterpreta
t1on turns her face and I see that Hazel Allen IS calllng forth the ravlshlng sounds
a close compet1tor of the fabled Orpheus
The m1n1ature saint rolls downward and 1n a large coal behmd I see a modernly
equ1pped farm house 1n the m1dst of well kept grounds From the end of a falllng
chunk lssues a mult1tude of sparks whtch Hylng upward take the shapes of baby Ply
mouth Rocks In the gleam1ng foreground I see the farmer s wxfe formerly Bess Tay
lor her 1nterest d1v1ded between feedlng the ch1ckens and watch1ng the d1stant tractor
dr1ven by her husband
The sputter1ng flame shows 1n outl1ne a cozy bungalow and w1th1n th1s surrounded
by home comforts d1splay1ng culture and refinement s1ts Mrs Paul Gamble Sp1vey
She IS read1ng an account of a m1raculous system of electrxcal slgnals perfected by that
w1zard of electr1c1ty Don Benson
The grotesque fantas1es assume another shape th1s t1me the form of a young man
clad 1n overalls and hlckory shlrt HIS speed betokens h1s eagernsss and I hear h1m
saymg No more city l1fe for me I m gomg back to S W McDonald and the farm
And I know Kerm1t w1ll be welcome
The dancxng fa1r1es of the fire become ch1ldren 1nterested1n bu1ld1ng blocks playmg
games slngxng sand and colored crayons In answer to my query as to how the l1ttle
elves take care of themselves there appears the klndergarten teacher Anna Mary Ew
mg whose man1fest 1nher1tance IS to love and be loved
The a1ry SPYIICS of the fa1ry land of youth fade unto a pretenuous busmess house from
whlch the play Splflt has departed I see men and affalrs movlng Wlfh clock l1ke prec1s
lon and regularity The afduous adfnlnlstratlon ofa successful Clty bank SIIS
upon the shoulders of the pres1dent G A Crawford
As the door closes upon the bank ofhcxals an elegant l1mous1ne draws up to the curb
1n the adjommg block The l1ver1ed chauffeur stops the throbbmg motor and the wlfe
of a prom1nent Wall Street broker enters the emporlum of fash1on as she turns I recog
H126 Mary Hardm
Dad lay down that old paper and help me clot my 1 s and cross my t s came the
1mperat1ve command of a nme year old urchln ' Son I am deeply lnterested 1n the al
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Sen1or Class W1ll
To whnzn xi :nag Qlnntrrn, Gfarzrhnxt 'Knnin lqe
THAT WE the Semor Class of Rhea Central Hlgh School of Dayton
Tennessee ere we take examlnatlons mmdful of the palnful penaltles that
befall a class that f31lS desxre to make dlsposxtlon of our earthly possessxons
whlle 1n sound body and memory do make publxsh and declare thls our
last w1ll and testament hereby revokmg all former w1lls by us made
FIRST We do not deslre to collect our just debts desxrmg to retam a
sound body This will make If unnecessary to pay any expense for our last
sxckness and we hope to escape belng burled by the facutly when they come
SECOND It IS our w1ll and deslre and we gxve devise and bequeath
our punch bowl to the unlor year also we wlll and bequeath to Sald year
our stra1ght edges and compasses together wlth all tear stams thereon also
our desks w1th the prayer that the seats be padded
THIRD We w1ll and bequeath to the Flrst and Second years our good
w1ll the ozone that Hoats from the mountaln and all marches they are able
to steal on the faculty but should you be overtaken ln stealmg a march on
sald faculty may the Lord have mercy on your soul
FOURTH For all of the just debts whlch we owe the faculty of th1s 1n
sutunon we possess nothmg ln a materlal way to will to sald faculty but
such as we have for the love and affectlon we have for you we freely wxll
Q11 We pledge to you an uprlght llfe and to glve to the world each day
the best there IS 1n us
f2j Our undymg loyalty to old Rhea Central Hlgh School our unalloyed
love for the lessons you have taught us
SENIOR CLASS 21
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