University of Rhode Island - Grist Yearbook (Kingston, RI)

 - Class of 1900

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proval but will candidly inform you that we will not be annoyed in the least b}’ any- darts of criticism which you may possibly hurl at us since we have taken pains to clothe ourselves with the most impenetrable armor. We hope that we have succeeded in breaking the ice, and now invite you to feel perfectly at home in the following pages.

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Among the serious duties of our positions we have occasionally found stray scraps of humor [?] which we could enjoy if we had the time. Our Board meetings have been the occasion of much controversy, both friendly and otherwise. Vast amounts of sarcasm at different times have been used by some member who has been foiled in some pet measure. We have duly appreciated our duty in the matter of grinds, and have endeavored to dispose of the question in the most scientific manner. If by roasting one person we could make twenty laugh, we have thought the game worth the whistle and have proceeded to do it thor- oughly. It would amuse you perhaps to suggest that the Grist was a firm opponent of bluffing and a model of veracity. But consider that we have passed the fiery ordeal of the reviewing committee from whose merciless hands nothing escapes, except the barest most literal truth. It was the fear of this ordeal that has filled our minds during the year and restrained our too ambitious pens. But much suffering reader, do not lose all faith in human nature, there is still some honest}- left, for the Grist stands as the exponent of undoubted veracity and the ardent opposer of all forms of bluffing. We will not make any plaintive boasts as to the hard work that we have done ; we have no desire to attract commiseration; it was our business and we did it as best we were able. Several new departures will perhaps be noticed about the Grist in its general appearance and con- tents. We hope that they will please you, for we have endeavored to publish a book which would at least ap- proach the excellence of former years. Naturally we would be pleased to receive your ap-



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fflfode island College of Agriculture and 97 ec icinlc Arts. ' Corporation. Hon. Melville Bull Newport County Hon. C. H. Coggeshall Bristol County Hon. Henry L- Greene ■ . . Kent County Hon. Gardiner C. Sims . Providence County Hon. J. V. B. Watson Washington County " tiffieen of the ' Corporation. Hon. Henry L. Greene, President , . P. O., Riverpoint, R. . Hon. C. H. Coggesha.ee, Vice-President , P. O., Bristol, R. . Hon. Gardiner C. Sims. Clerk , . . P. O., Providence , R. . Hon. Melville Bull, Treasurer, . P. O., Ncivport, R. I.

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