Willard Middle School - Target Yearbook (Berkeley, CA)

 - Class of 1918

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Willard Intermediate High School, Berkeley VOL IV. MAY, 1918 No. 2 Little Red, White and Blue One early morning a stork flew over the top of the adobe house down on the border of Mexico. This little house was the home of a cap- tain in the army. The stork flew into the window and gently ' laid a tiny baby into the arms of the captain ' s wife. Every one at the fort rejoiced over this little baby. Even the Mexicans came from near- by plantations and brought the baby presents. This little baby was the only baby at the fort. They christened the infant Carn- arissa after its grandmother. They soon began to call it Narrissa for short. Narrissa lived at this fort till she was four years old. Then her father was ordered to a fort on an Indian reservation in North Dakota. Narrissa spent much of her time there play- ing with her dolls. She had many beautiful dolls but the dearest to her was her rag-dolly Katie. One afternoon Narrissa took Katie for a walk to the general ' s headquar- ters. He was holding a very im- portant meeting but he allowed her to come in. He held Katie on his lap and talked to her just as Narrissa did. This pleased the child very much. The next day when Narrissa was playing hide-and-seek with her In- dian friend " Soapsuds, " she hid her Katie in the mouth of the big can- non which was in the center of the fort. Her father soon came and took her with him up to the stables and poor Katie was forgotten. After a while she though of her dolly. The sun was setting. The band was playing the " Star Spangled Ban- ner " and they were just about to shoot off the cannon when Narrissa ran up to the general, stamped her foot and said, " Don ' t you dare shoot my Katie! " .. The general couldn ' t see the doll but when Narrissa show- ed him where it was he took it out of the big cannon and gave it to her. After a couple of months at the fort Narrissa ' s father was ordered once more back to civilization. There in the great city Narrissa seemed lost for she had no friends and no one spoke to her as they did at the fort. One day her mother took her down town to one of the big toy shops. Her father had said she might buy a toy. But when she went to the store instead of buying a toy, she bought an American flag. When she brought it home, her father was very glad to see this mark of patriotism in his little girl. Narrissa was then old enough to go to school. One afternoon when she was in school, the teacher asked the whole class to give a short story of their younger life and to tell in what kind of house they were born. When it was Narrissa ' s turn to recite she told them she didn ' t know but she would ask her mother that night when she went home. She found her mother very much interested in a book and she did not pay much attention to Narrissa when



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THE TARGET 3 Narrissa asked her in what kind nf a house she was born. Her mother answered her saying that she was born in a mud house. Narrissa be- gan to cry because she was ashamed to say at school that she was born in a mud house; others were born in mansions and other beautiful places. Her mother was sorry she had made Narrissa cry and soon ex- plained to her more definitely where she was born. The next day when Narrissa went to school she stood up on both feet and said, " I was born in an adobe house in Mexico under the Stars and Stripes. " No one had taken much interest in her when she first came to school but not since they heard that she was born " under the Stars and Stripes " and in a fort they all were mighty proud of her. MARGARET THOMPSON. Over the top, for you, for me And over the top he ' ll go. We ' ll save our bits to buy Thrift Stamps And help him kill the foe. Potatoes to hash, Potatoes to mash; Let ' s do the same to the Kaiser. ONLY A GIRL. I ' m only a girl and a young one, too, But I ' m doing my bit for the Red, White and Blue. Many a scarf and sweater I ' ve knit To put in a soldier boys ' comfort kit; I own a Liberty Bond and Thrift Stamps, too, And President Wilson, I ' m for you. VIVIAN HIGGINBOTHAM. WHICH DID HIS BEST? Jack Bradford was the son of a president of a bank in Wilkes Caree. He had one favorite chum, Bob Webster, who was not so wealthy as he. Jack lived in a fine large mansion while Bob lived in a cottage nearby. Jack ' s uncle was a lieuten- ant in the army, and one day he ask- ed Jack why he did not buy a Liberty Bond. " But, uncle, " said Jack, " I am go- ing over to John ' s house on the beach for a month, and I need some money to spend while there. " " That is not helping your coun- try, Jack, " said his uncle. " I want to have a good time while there and it will take money to have it, " argued Jack. The conversation went on for a while and Jack ' s uncle persuaded him to buy a Liberty Bond although he was unwilling. One day Bob was over at Jack ' s house and, as they were talking, Jack said, " I bought a Bond and I helped the Government. " " I couldn ' t afford to buy a Liberty Bond but I bought Thrift Stamps and War Savings Stamps from the money I earned on my paper route, " said Bob, " so I guess you helped the government more than I. " It happened that Jack ' s uncle came into the room and heard the con- versation and said, " The Govern- ment would rather sell Thrift Stamps to a boy who bought them willingly than a Bond to a boy who is not willing. " EDWARD MILLER. A Liberty Bond has the same ef- fect on the Kaiser as the mumps. It makes him keep his mouth shut.

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