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THE BIRTH OF A MABIAN
A play-by-play description of a fiasco
OR as long as one can remember, June has been the month when the
senior class of University School proudly gave birth to a bouncing baby
yearbook traditionally labeled the Mabian. One year impatient subscribers
murmured menacing intimations of mob violence because the book was not
issued until the day after graduation. Another year black crepe paper
adorned the window of Mr. Logsdonfs office because it was rumored that the
Mabian Board might not make a profit. Still another yearbook poignantly
lamented the devastation wrought by front office censorship in a limeric depict-
ing the cheerless obscurity of jokes sentenced to oblivion by the humorless blue
pencil. All these minor peccadillos and triHing grievances are remote and in-
significant in the eyes of this year's staff, however, because the class of forty-nine
has shattered traditions, undergone privations, and withstood crises undreamed-
of in the wildest imaginations of our predecessors.
One of our instructors, himself a splendid illustration of this aphorism,
observed that sometimes mistakes are our best teachers. If this be the case, we
who have participated in preparing this book beyond a doubt have earned our
Ph.D.'s. The most peculiar combination of aptitudes and inclinations ever
assembled for what was ostensibly a single purpose embarked virtually unarmed
into the bewildering world of publication. It is impossible to say whether our
operations were more bizarre before or after our faculty advisor abruptly took
his leave, but while he was with us, we felt that he too was a part of our brave
new experiment in educated ignorance. After months of grinding out features
and biographies designed to capture the essence of our class' personality and
character, we were visited by that inevitable incubus to all creative thinkers
who try to preserve the truth for posterityecensorship! Like the paragon de-
lineated in Mr. Kipling's poem, we were forced to Ustart again at our beginnings,
and never breathe a word about our loss', and, all enthusiasm spent in our
initial endeavor, "stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools.', Thus the ex-
purgated edition, a pale and wispy shade of the original, crept painfully toward
completion. But wait! The vagaries of genius hovered ofer, for our cartoonist,
whose endeavors he constantly affirmed were the backbone of our book, awaited
inspiration as a husband awaits the stork, similarities existing in both the dura-
tion of expectance and the anxiety of those involved. Laboring far into the
summer, sacrificing hours which might have been spent behind a lawn mower
or on similar summertime larks, Chuck Glass toiled to consummate his magnum
opus. While Editor Dave Cowan anxiously gnawed his nails from Michigan to
California, the wheels of creation slowly ground their golden art.
The somewhat anomalous bright spot in our singular record has been the
business staff of our yearbook, which happily operated with efficiency and
profit. Dick Wahl and John Gilliam, aided substantially if anonymously by
subordinate underclassmen, proceeded with staid deliberation, in startling con-
trast to the perfunctory brilliance of the editorial department.
And now, as naturefs scene is touched with signs of autumn, as crisp, golden
leaves waft contentedly toward their winterfs bed close to Mother Earth, as
wide-eyed schoolboys pack their duffles and embark upon exciting new lives in
schools and colleges throughout the land, the long-expected has come, and our
little book, the product of young minds working steadfastly and harmoniously
toward a single goal, awaits your perusal.
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KVILLIAM K. GUNN
Jlodern History. Frfnrli
WILLIAM S. PIPER, JR.
Director of the junior
High School, Director of
S'ie"'f LOUIS j. BURGER, JR
Director of the Lower
ROBERT G. WALTON
ROY C. PAIGE
CLIFFORD j. RIEL
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