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1935 THE SIREN 193
Senior Class Poem-Life's School
Apologies to Poe
Once upon an evening dreary
l was wrestling, weak and weary,
With the class poem, sueh a problem
l had never met before.
A poem that all toil resisted,
Though l gropingly insisted
And all mental powers enlisted,
As l never had of yore.
But the poem, lay all dissembled,
Lay there ealmly as before-
Only this, and nothing morel
Quite distinctly l remember,
lt was on a bright September
And we were sueh humble members of the
freshman elass of yore,
lfagerly we wished the morrow
When we hoped that we might borrow
Wisdom wise from those classmates
Who had helped us out before,
Who had loaned us their assistanee
When in swampy paths before,
"Yes," l whispered, gflusl onee more!"
As l sat eaeh member eounling,
All my elassmales' names repeating
Tom Ualfney the president meeting.
lflla lVlae, the viee president more
The valedietory she is snatehing,
Robert Jones will not be napping
Wlhen 1-lass dues at his door eome rapping.
Happing gently at his door.
Oh, there's Gert, class secretary,
There are no strangers at my door.
They are welcome, evermore.
More they come, on invitation,
Sam and Harry with no hesitation
They will give Ag demonstrations
Which they always have in store.
As for lidwinis kind assistance
Helped me often in the distance,
Though l half feared more resistance
To my poem than heretofore.
But Edna Smith and Marthais smile
Cheered my troubled brow once more,
For no wearied eye they bore!
But at last my soul grew stronger,
Hesitating then no longer,
Alice. Anna. Alma and Lewis
With good graees they bestow us.
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1935 THE SIREN 1935
The U. S. has waited long for the triumph of the hour when the President of
the U. S. would be a woman. ln 1950 Alice Robbins will acclaim that victory and
become the first woman President of the U. S. ln that same year another remarkable
QCQQS for politics will be attained. Edna Blackstone will become Governor of
i . '. late.
A second Edison will be found in Philip Rubel who will cut himself off from
the world and, hidden in his laboratory, ferret out secrets never before revealed
which will make life easier and more safe.
The music world holds a future for two members of this illustrious class.
Eleanor Green will become a close rival to Rubinstein or Tschaikowsky, and
for the first time in the history of the world the U. S. will have a world renowned pian-
ist. Also famous and often appearing with Eleanor is Glenn Bartlett who will make
the drums a better known instrument.
Gertrude Crowe will battle through life the side-partner of Tom Gaffney. Fol-
lowing closely in the wake of his games she will keep him physically fit by her
The medical world will boast of a genius in 1942. Salvatore Guido, then hon-
ored by the title, 'GDL Guidof' will startle the world by perfecting cures for all
conceivable diseases, and wonderful feats in surgery which will be little short of
The transportation of mail in the future will be entirely by air and two of
the most trusted pilots will be Sam DeMare and Melvin Morgan. They will both
be decorated for their valorous achievements.
When Helen Wells' career is ended the U. S. will not want for a tennis star.
Sally Bawol will make her niche in the Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in
tennis and will represent the U. S. in the Olympic games, winning and breaking all
Lewis Dutton and Robert Smith will form a partnership and become Very expert
accountants in the employ of the U. S. government. keeping accounts of Uncle Sam's
May Moyer will change her name to Kehoe and spend most of her time mend-
ing Bill's socks. Edna Smith will change her's to Cook and each will live a happy
Hollywood will claim Bernice Smith who will make herself famous in the
talkies of tomorrow.
Ella Mae Towne will also find her way to Hollywood and will become a writer
of the plays produced on the screens of tomorrow.
The future of the class of 1935 has been revealed. and so from this scene we
depart to places concealed.
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But it was my one salvation
That May offered her good graces
And Robert Smith and William took
Here I bent my head once more
To get Glenn and Ralph to aid me
On this poem, too they swore,
Only this and nothing more.
Now that line and line were falling
The tomorrow looked appalling,
Sally and Mary just recalling
How their tongues in wrath did pour.
Could I face an angry Eleanor
Or a calm, unmoved Salvatore
With Bernice and Edith staring
In my face for evermore?
Philip upset me most wildly
In my face forevermore
In the manner I deplore.
Long I sat there, madly yearning,
Wherr I thought of that boy Melvin
Who did many things no student
Ever dared to do before.
Edna, the salutation,
Has won with her education,
And the hour of graduation
Were a memory of the yorel
How I long to look back, thinking
They will bother me no more--H
Free from care for evermore.
But the years ir1 their rotation
Finished high school education,
And the longed-for graduation
Is a thing to come no more,
But I find I now am vexing
Over problems as perplexing
As the one I on that evening
Fought, of poetry and rhythm lore,
Just as stubborn and unflexing
As of poetry and rhythm lore
Trouble me forevermore!
Thus when school life is completed,
When all lessons are repeated,
And we are no longer seated
In the classroom as before,
Still, life's school is just before us,
And its rule is quickly oier us,
And we look for graduation,
But ltis not till life is o'er,
And our spirit from its burdens,
And its lessons, as of yore,
Shall be lifted, nevermore.
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