Willard Middle School - Target Yearbook (Berkeley, CA)

 - Class of 1918

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THE TARGET HOW LIEUTENANT BROWN WAS MADE CAPTAIN . In the front line trenches situated near the city of N- a group of officers were talking to a German prisoner. He told them of a liquid fire attack to be made the next day. As the English had no reserves, the officers knew that they could not withstand an attack of this kind. They were informed that the Ger- mans had but four of these tanks, and that if they could destroy those they could check any other attack. So the officers called for a volunteer to try to destroy them. A Lieuten- ant called Brown volunteered. Late that night Brown went into " no man ' s land " accompanied by a squad of " snipers. " They cut a passage through the barbed-wire entangle- ment and then left him. When the snipers had left, Brown crawled along as best be could. After awhile he saw the liquid fire tanks looming up through the night. He shot the tanks and destroyed them. A Ger- man sentry espied him, and turned in the alarm. Almost instantly the machine guns opened fire. Just as Brown leaped into his trench, a bul- let caught him in the arm. The next day there was no attack by ' the Germans, but there was a certain Captain Brown who had but one arm. WILLIAM ABERNETHY. MAY TIME. A thousand dainty, tiny plants Are growing o ' er the land; A thousand joyful, happy birds Sing now, on every hand; Ten thousand shining poppies Each gay with golden heart, The Maytime joys impart. BARBARA AMES. K. B. Clarence Wycoff who lived in the country was an orphan. He had no relatives and no friends except a small black dog. The dog was originally named Andrew Jackson but was called K. B. by his master. K. B. meant Knight of the Bath because K. B. was so afraid of water. Clarence hadn ' t any keepsakes but a small iron chest in which was a photograph, a letter and a bronze statuette of Lincoln. The letter was from Lincoln to Clarence ' s uncle who had been awarded a medal for brav- ery. When the war broke out Clarence enlisted, and, as he could not take the statuette he buried it in a chest by an old oak tree. As he left the farm he laughingly told K. B. to keep watch over the statuette. The new tenants that lived on the Wycoff farm noticed that K. B. always stayed by the oak tree. One day the children tried to dig where the dog was standing, thinking it might be a bone. But K. B. wouldn ' t let them dig there. The children called their father who dug up the chest. When he opened it, K. B. took the statuette to the shed w here he slept. When Clarence re- ceived an honorable discharge and the V. C. for being gassed while doing a daring and brave task, he returned, found the statuette, and was glad that he had done as his uncle had. ELROY FULMER. If you waste potatoes and wheat, The wicked Hun we ' ll never beat. Save the wheat. People ask " why? " They ought to know. Wheat saves the ally.

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to THE TARGET Marjorie ' s Parade " Mother did Daddy buy any Liberty Bonds? " said Marjorie in an anxious voice. " No, dear, he has a foolish idea about buying bonds. He believes that the rich should do the financing of the war. " " Oh, Mother, but that isn ' t right, and I must explain it to Daddy be- fore the bond drive is over. " That night Mr. Maxwell came home tired, and Marjorie saw that he was in no mood to discuss bonds. After supper he was in the habit of working in his war garden, and Marjorie was his little helper. " Daddy, may I help you plant this evening? " " Yes, but do be careful about the seeds. They are very small and you must not lose any of them. " Soon Marjorie and Mr. Maxwell were busy, but Marjorie didn ' t have her mind on the garden. She could not hear to think that her father was not patriotic. Suddenly she drop- ped the envelope containing the tiny carrot seeds. She began to pick them up quickly and as she sat on the ground she was attracted by a number of ants which were running to and fro. There was one large ant, while the others were all quite small. She watched them for some time, and soon saw the large ant stop and pick up one of the carrot seeds. He was having a hard time, as it was a heavy load for him. The other ants weren ' t concerned about the difficulties of the worker. They seemed to think that they were too small to help. " Daddy, come here. You must see these queer ants. " Mr. Maxwell, though busy, stopped his work and came to see this wonderful spectacle. " Daddy, you are one of those ants. You are letting the big ants of your country carry the burden of war while you sit by because you think that you are too small to help. " Mr. Maxwell looked perplexed, but said nothing. The next evening, however, when he came home he had a Liberty Bond. To be sure Mar- jorie was proud of her father and pleased with her success in helping her country and her father at the same time. MILDRED BAIN. Money you lend Ships you send; Money you keep Means defeat. THE DIARY OF A WAR DOG Last night, after dark, I was sent out into the battle field with pro- visions for the men that had been injured in the recent battle. The first man I saw was very severely wounded. He was very weak from hunger and thirst as well as from loss of blood. He was very glad to see me and what I brought. After supplying him with w r ater and food, I left him and went to give aid to some other wounded man. Later I went back to the man whom I saw first, for he was suffering so much. With the help of two slight- ly injured men, I managed to bring him back to our trenches. Im- mediately word was sent down the line that their noble commander had not been killed, but was back in the trenches, saved by a war dog. FLORENCE W. OLNEY.

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12 THE TARGET The Spirit That W ms It was black night in Flanders. In a dugout of the first line trenches a group of men were huddled. It was useless to think of sleeping. Mars alone could rest through the mighty thunder of a thousand can- non. The men sat in silence, some with their faces supported in their hands, others idly chopping up pieces of wood with their bayonets, while some stood looking with unseeing eyes at the little candle that flicker- ed to and fro at every discharge of the guns. All were thinking, think- ing of home and the dear ones whom they might never see again, for on the morrow they were to go over the top at the Germans. This meant death for many. Suddenly a shell burst close to the dugout; some of the men started and looked up but none spoke. Pres- ently a little Australian, who had left home, country, and sweetheart to fight the Hun, got up, walked over to thh candle, watched it for awhile, and then said, " Men, when I enlisted I expected to fight and per- haps be wounded for the cause, but I did not realize that I might have to lay down my life before the war god ' s throne. Tonight I have thought a long while, for I feel that this is my last night. I have asked myself, ' Is it worth it? ' I have an- swered that question, ' It is. ' The Allies are fighting for all that ' s right against all that is wrong, and fellows, we ' re bound to win, and when we do, it will be the dawn of a new day. A day when Right shall stand forever over Alight, when war will be abolshed, when man shall eternally be friends with his fellow men. So we who die beating down the Hun will not die in vain. " sj: s{c i£ sjc sjc s|c %z ' s}c sje sj; :jc It was after the battle. The Eng- lish had attacked and crumpled the German line. A stretcher bearer stopped by the body of a fallen hero and stooping over took from his hand a crumpled piece of paper. On the paper were written those lines which have made all who have read them wonder as to their origin. Here they are: " Ye who have faith to look with fearless eyes Upon the tragedy of a world at strife And know that out of night and death shall rise An ampler life " Rejoice, whatever anguish rend thy heart, That God has given you the price- less dower To live in this great time and play your part In freedom ' s crowning hour. " That ye may tell your sons, who see the light High in the Heavens their heritage to take, T saw the powers of darkness put to flight, I saw the morning break ' . " ADOLPHUS CHEEK. Our poorest rations, Luxuries of other nations.

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