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T1-is ANNUAL REFLECTOR
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, Authors We Have Studied
In our 7A home room in 201 we have
studied about famous authors and their
works. Our literature class has read stor-
ies from Hawthorne, Irving, Shakespeare,
O'Henry, Dickens and some poems by
Probably the most interesting work was
the study of excerpts from Dickens. We
studied from a great many of his books.
Washington Irving, spoken of as "The
FatherofAmerican Literature," contributed
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." This story
brought out the keen humor Irving pos-
We' read "The Great Stone Face," a fan-
tastic story by Hawthorne.
Shakespeare provided "The Tempest,"
and "As You Like It." Both are made into
story form by Charles and Mary Lamb,
originally plays from Shakespeare.
O'Henry QWi1liam Sidney Porterj gave
us "The Gift of the Magi."
And now about the authors themselves.
O'Henry was a Carolinian. Hawthorne,
from New England, gives us in his stories
many wonderful descriptions of his native
soil, as did Irving who lived along the Hud-
son near New York. Dickens, Shakespeare,
Charles and Mary Lamb were all from
Why Don't I Get GSA"
Many stutents are discouraged because
they find on their cards marks which in
their mind are lower than they deserve.
How unfair the teacher is, is our first
thought. But is the teacher at fault? Read
how teachers mark and maybe you will
think you are wrong. See if you check up.
Are you obedient?
Have you the right attitude?
Is your work neat?
Is your work done without much assis-
Do you show interest in your work?
Have you perseverance?
If you are 10075 in all these things it's
likely you'll get "A,"
She: So the poor boy sprained his
ankle, how on earth did he do it?
He: He fell out of the window. He was
flipping a cigarette butt out and forgot to
R K O
Teacher: Tommy if you had 50 cents
and you loaned father 30 cents and your
brother 20 cents how many cents would
Tommy: Iwouldn't have any sense.
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44Kilo-Wall," at Your Service
I was terribly interested in that myst-
erious boy, Kilo-Watt, shown in one of the
films in our chapel program. He was pic-
tured as a lively little fellow who changed
all the old time drudgery to our present
world convenience with modern methods
of living by a touch of his linger. It showed
the housewife working away with an old
fashioned carpet-sweeper, when Kilo-Watt
comes ,in and changes it to a vacuum
sweeper. In the same way electric irons,
percolators, frigidaires, wailie-irons, and
toasters came into use. So there we have
Kilo-Watt working every day to make life
easier for us to live.
In the same way our brain might work
should we wish it. Every day ought to
bring us new ideas to make things easier
for us and life brighter.
Kilo-Vifatt is a wonder, and if we used
our Kilo-Watt, or in other words, our brain
power to its fullest capacity, what could
we not accomplish! Think whats "vacuum
sweeper" that would be! Just get busy and
think about it -"you'd be surprised."
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"Dear, dear, you mustn't play with dad-
dy's razor, baby. Mother has a can of
peaches to open."
. A'First Prize Winner
ln thc 44Saginaw Annual Art
Cora Jean Cole, Art Student in H. R.
202, Central Junior High, won first prize in
"The Visiting Nurse Contest."
Six posters were submitted from Central
Junior. Three each from home rooms
202 and 203. .
One poster, that of John Monte, though
not a prize winner, deserves special com-
ment as a fine piece of interior work. The
perspective and coloring were excellent.
The other contestants who had very
good posters also, were Charlotte Ditz,
Leona Buell, Arthur Eddy and Tillie Czada.
Oh! Springtime is the fairest time,
When cherry trees begin to bloom,
And fields for these make lots of room
Because they're weary of the gloom,
Oh! Springtime is a season sublime.
Oh! Springtime, you are the queen of the
The robins and sparrows love you too,
Because to be under a sky of b ue,
Is heaven for me, and heaven for you.
Oh! Springtime, to us all, you are very dear
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THE ANNUAL REFLECTOR
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HY we study Geography. - A great
many say, "Why do we study
geography?" One reason is to
understand the trade relations between
countries of the world. The United States
must know where to buy surplus -wool. We
might go to' China for it. Would we get it
there? No! of course not but we could get
silk, tea, and a variety of other things. We
do not only want to know the location of
places but also what people are producing.
, Traveling is another reason for study-
ing geography. A great many people from
all parts of the world travel. However
they would enjoy their trip much more if
they knew the conditions of the people and
the kind of place visited.
Almost every country one goes to has
some different crop. Naturally you would
want to know what this crop is. Usually
when your father or mother's work is done
they read the paper. Maybe it is telling
about a ship wreck about 20 degrees south
latitude and 35 degrees east longitude,
Would you know where it was without a
map? No! Not exactly but you would
know just about where it was. Suppose you
saw an articletellingaboutSydney,Austral-
ia.Would you wonder where it was? Why
no, you say, "It is a big wool port in the
southeastern part of Australia." These are
only a few of the manv reasons for study-
ing geography putl will leave it to you to
find them either in class or at home.
What we have been doing in geography.
When we first came to Central Junior we
wondered why we were studying about our
country when we already had done so in
the fifth grade. We soon stopped worry ing
for we found out and the reason proved
quit interesting. We found that while we
were studying the United States we were
taking in all of the Economic regions and
also like regions in other countries of the
world. When we studied the middle west
our problem was: "Is the Middle West
the most independent civilized section as
geographers have said?" In studying
about the problem we also took the com-
Later when we studied about cotton we
took in Egypt,China and India besides
United States. Most of the countries where
cotton is grown we found are between 30
degrees north and 30 degrees south of the
equator. During our study of cotton we
decided that Great Britain leads in the
manufacture of this industry. She is buy-
ing most of her raw cotton from us. We
already know that Great Britain has a great
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