Willard Middle School - Target Yearbook (Berkeley, CA)

 - Class of 1918

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THE TARGET 3i that she herself had not had to make these little stitches, for it had taken many of them to complete the sampler. The little girl had examined minut- ely the exquisite piece of work many a time but it looked different today. The house with a tree on either side, the dog, the fowl, all seemed to move. Really, the letters of the alphabet were taking sides and be- ginning to play ball. The dog and the rooster were fighting and Dorothy was amazed beyond expres- sion when the chanticleer stepped out of the frame and flew at her. Im- mediately the letters came running down the path and in a moment more they were all sitting on Doro- thy ' s face. One was tickling her, one was pecking at her eyes and another was pulling at her hair. The child was extremely frightened when she heard a loud noise that woke her up. She found that she had been dreaming. HELEN E RICHTER. Buy some thrift stamps every week, ' Twill help to win the war; The Kaiser will feel mighty weak As we rake them in galore. A PREDATORY CHIPMUNK. I had paused to bathe my hands and face in a trout brook. A tin cup of strawberries which I had gathered going through the field was placed on a rock beside me. Presently unconscious of my pres- ence came a little chipmunk. He hopped up on the brim of the cup and proceeded to eat the choicest berries — two, four, six, eight, until the little vagabond ' s cheeks were bulging. Then he lost no time filling his pockets. When he seemed to be satisfied he hopped off the cup and along the rocks and disappeared into the woods. In a few minutes he came back and ate some more berries. Then he went away again. In a few minutes more, appeared a bob-tailed chipmunk who hopped around finding it very hard to hit the right place. I feel confident that the first chipmunk had told him of the delicious strawberries he had found down by the brook. He ate a few and then disappeared into the woods. In a little while came the first chipmunk the third time. He was very fastidious now for he began to bite into every berry to taste the quality. I then proceeded on my journey with my supply of straw- berries appreciably diminished. HELEN PINE. HOW THE TRAIN WAS SAVED. In a lonely part of Virginia there lived in a hut, an elderly woman and her daughter. There was no one else living within five miles of this modest little home. One stormy day in March, the lit- tle lady and her daughter had been sewing. When night came they did not feel inclined to go to bed be- cause of the terrible storm raging without. They finally gained cour- age and concluded to get some sleep. About midnight they were awaken- ed by a crash. Mother and daughter crept down the stairs. Neither could make out what the noise was. Sud- denly the daughter cried out, " The bridge. " About a quarter of a mile from the house was a railroad bridge. The two rushed out into the storm. Sure enough the bridge had fallen into the river. Both cried out, " The one-forty-five train. " There was only one thing to do —

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3Q THE TARGET given by Lieutenant Leroux. After searching for an ho ur without suc- cess they were ready to give up the search when " Trusty " took the lead himself. With his keener sense of smelling, he soon picked up the trail and quickly led them to the place where Lieutenant Leroux was lying. The doctor said to the Red Cross stretcher bearer on the way back to the base hospital, " Had it not been for that dog we would had reached Lieutenant Leroux too late, for he is in a serious condition from ex - posure. " But thanks to " Trusty " the pro- posed raid on the supply base was repulsed and Lieutenant Leroux ' life was saved. The next day the men of Lieuten- ant Leroux ' company received per- mission to adopt " Trusty " as their mascot. And ever after " Trusty, " who proudly bears the Croix de Guerre on his collar, remained the much-petted mascot of the company he had saved so well. EDWIN ISAACS. TO OUR BANNER. See the soldiers marching by, Banners flying in the sky, Flags of every shape and hue — Flags of red, of white and blue. But the flag that I love best, Though I honor all the rest, Stands for truth and loyalty, Freedom, right and liberty. So from harm protect us all, Lest our nation downward fall. Banner, may you ever wave O ' er the noble and the brave! EVELYN HOLCOMB. A BIRD TRANSFORMED. The sun was just setting, when suddenly over the top of a huge pile of rocks appeared a bird of most unusual plumage. The feathers upon its back were pointed upwards as its tail, and were of many differ- ent colors. This did not appear startling as in the rugged wilds of the Sierra Nevada mountains there are many beautiful birds. Suddenly the bird moved upwards, and before us stood an Indian in full war array. He had apparently been hiding behind the rocks, and his crest of feathers had been mis- taken for a bird until he arose. His dark red-brown skin had been dyed in patches with bright red paint, and his jet-black eyes peered suspicious- ly out from beneath his straight black hair. He wore a blouse and leggings of deerskin fringed with the same, and dyed many colors. Over these was a large Indian blanket thrown carelessly across his shoul- ders. Fastening his blouse in place was a broad belt of rushes woven closely together, with various de- signs; this was stuck full of knives and hatchets indicating that he was a warrior. As he stepped from be- hind the rock we noticed that he wore finely beaded moccasins. But when he saw us, he folded his arms over his blanket, turned on his heel, and disappeared among the pines of the forest. EUGENIE SCHUTT. THE SAMPLER. Dorothy was sitting before a cheery fire looking at the framed sampler that hung over the mantel- piece. This was a beautiful piece of work that her grandmother had made many years ago. Dorothy was glad

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32 THE TARGET get some wood to burn. Time was short. They hurried as fast as they could. Arriving at home, they looked for something to burn. The only dry wood available was a chair and their only bed. They wasted no time but set to work chopping the bed. They hurried with the pieces to the tracks and built a fire. To their joy the wood burned. They did not have long to wait, for around the curve came the train full speed. The old lady took off her red skirt and waved it franti- cally in the air. The daughter tak- ing a piece of barning wood did like- wise. The train came to a stop. The passengers jumped out into the storm and crowded around the heroines. The old lady had fainted. The daughter could only utter the words, " The bridge. " But they had saved many lives. VIRGINIA GIMBAL. OUR ASSEMBLIES. On April third for the promotion of Liberty Bond Day the following patriotic program was given in the Assembly Hall: 1. Chorus, " America. " 2. " The Demands of War, " by Jean Dupont. 3. Chorus, " Keep the Home Fires Burning. " 4. " Loans and Thrift Stamps, " by Howard Elms. 5. " Efficiency, " by Curtis Wright. 6. Chorus, " Over There. " 7. " How We Must Defeat Ger- many, " by Jack Gompertz. 8. Chorus, " Battle Hymn of the Republic. " 9. " The New Liberty Bond Posters " by Miss King. Mr. Fratez gave us an interesting lecture one afternoon on Thrift Stamps, War Savings Stamps and Liberty Bonds. He explained how very much they were needed by L T ncle Sam and put it up to us to help our parents " do -their best " by not asking for parties but for a bigger thing in a Liberty Bond. Mr. Charles Keeler, who is remem- bered for having given us a delight- ful recitation of his poems some time ago, on Tuesday, April twenty-third, addressed us at a twenty-minute as- sembly. He spoke on pet shows and gave an interesting story about John Muir and his dog, Stickeen. He also told us about his personal adventures with pets in India. He ended his interesting talk by inviting all of us to the pet show given for the Red Cross on May eighteenth. He parti- cularly asked us to exhibit our own pets. A very interesting lecture, well illustrated by lantern slides, was giv- en on April twenty-fifth by Professor Kearn. His subject was " War Gar- dens. " The pictures aptly illustrated the fine harvests of both vegetables and money gleaned by different schools and individuals. Professor Kearn impressed upon us that here was one way to accomplish " practical patriotism. " During War Organization Week an interesting program was given for the school: 1. Chorus, " Keep the Home Fires Burning. " 2. Chorus, " Over There. " 3. A short address by Dr. Fisher urging us to go to school as a Patriotic Duty. 4. A half hour of amusement con- ducted by Mr. Snyder. 5. Mrs. Perry on " Our Duty Is To Serve. " 6. " Flag Salute, " Assembly.

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