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THE ANNUAL REFLECTOR 13
By EVELYN GARDNER, 9A
Of celery farms in Kalamazoo,
'Tis said John Kline owns a few.
Anne Boyd teaches domestic art.
Allan Grigsby pushes a "Fresh F ish" cart.
Bob Baumgarten a clown,
With every circus that comes to town.
G. Stolz has patented a machine for excuses,
He has no two alike, and they serve all
kinds of uses.
George Weslock leads abrass band,
It is the best in this musical land.
Betty Thomas and M. Westrom are sten-
ographers fine '
Who never start work till half-past nine.
F. Steuber designed a building,
And on the first floor,
Moving pictures, by Norm Ducker,
Are shown galore.
To see these pictures Dot Robarge comes
For from the screen Art Seltzer smiles.
"When to Study and How,', is the name,
Leona Nielson gives to her pamphlet of
Those ivories-how Dot Stein can pound,
She plays them at"Casey's Inn" between
Conrad Wisniewski is an auctioneerg
His patrons come from far and near.
Fritz McMaster is taxi driver.
Lia Kimball of his rides, he can't deprive
Ward Whalin is a missionary, Wise,
He' teaches the cannibals to lead better
Ann Mary Farmer keeps a bakery shop,
Where all the hungry school boys stop.
Now William Baum is an undertaker,
Of faces well, he's a pretty good maker.
The wonderous air-ship "Dinger,',
Was built and run by Jerry Ostler
When it collided with a church tower
It knocked poor Jerry from his bower.
Barbara Winston, in a cottage fair,
Makes a housekeeper, sweet and rare. '
Keeping a dye shop is Marion Hoppe.
She can dye anything from hair to a poppy.
An excellent lawyer is James Orton Hoover,
I-le'll debate for Bill Baum on any spot
Bird-Ellen Gage is an authoress,
You can bet her work is among the best.
Training other voices, Brennan land
Roberts do no less
, . . . . . .
Tis said their s1ng1ng's "a howling suc-
Nan Porter is now a prim school teacher,
Sohyou boys all know where you can reach
Jim Sterling sells cold drinks and pop,
At one time he was a foxy bell hop.
Emma Michella is principal of Central Jr.
Andl everything there goes according to
E. Rietzel once attempted a chewing gum
But chewed so much himself, he went into
Laurabelle Minnis makes a fortune dress-
With her skill no others can compare.
Harold Sautter is a wrestler great,
Who pins em down ata terrible rate.
Vin Thompson is captain on an ocean liner.
G.dSchwannecke is working for him in the
M. Shoen and B. Krohn are canning pork
' and beans.
They have outclassed Campbells and Heinz
it seems. '
1 He is happy whose circumstances suit
his temperg but he is more excellent who
can suit his temper to any circumstances.
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12 THE ANNUAL REFLECTOR
By SALLY HOWELL, 9A '
ERE IT IS, the end of our term at
Central. What have we done ?
What have we seen ? Let's review it
Don't you remember when first we sat in
the auditorium waiting for a "big play" to
begin ? Anyway, the plays we saw when
in the seventh grade were "Oh Kay,","The
Private Tutor," and "The Thirteenth Chair."
In the eighth grade we sat watching "Man
or M6use,"' "A Strenuous Life," and "The
Arrival' of Kitty." This last year many of
us have participated in presenting the
plays. They were "The Ghost Bird,' "Seven
Chances," and "A Peach of a Family."
But' wait, we haven't mentioned the vau-
deville which has been put on by Mr. Harry
Graves Miller and Miss Margaret D. Meyer,
who also directed the plays. They gave a
vaudeville show with school talent twice
last year and once this year.
Ah, what's this approaching ? The P.T.A.
They sponsored in 1930, a carnival for
school funds. This last year they have
given a "Welfare Whoopee," the proceeds
of which have been used to buy clothes
and food for poor children attending Cen-
Ouch! A ball hittme. I couldn't forget
those sports. Our school basketball team
has been very successful in the past three
years. In 1930, the heavyweights and the
lightweighfs both won the city basketball
championship. Last year, the heavy weights
were again victorious, with lights tying for
the honor. In baseball, the team won the
championship for the last three years.
Pretty good? The girls tied for the baseball
championship for the lastyear with South.
"There's Music in the Air"-The popu-
lar air is coming true. It's coming in the
form of "The Courtship of Miles Standish,"
a contata put on while we were in the
seventh grade. "The Drum Major" was a
colorful operetta given last year. This
year there was another contata, "The
Voyage of Arion," and another poperetta,
"Oh, Doctor I" Last we remember the spring
concert in which the glee clubs, band, and
orchestra played, and, too, the assemblies
and parent-teacher meetings which the'
music department had aided.
The art department is one of the finest.
What have they done? ,Of course you
know they make posters for all the plays,
and carnivals. The outstanding pupils
have participated in many contests both
local and national.. To top off this splendid
record, we remember that Miss McEachron
and Miss Austin painted the scenery for
the opereta "The Drum Major" and also
for "Oh Doctor !" This scenery included
a woods scene composed of a border drop.
and four large wings. A beautifull curtain
drop of a French village street scene was
also painted to complete the set, thereby
saving Central funds about 5150.
Well, here we are at the end of our re-
view, so let's all say good-bye to Central.
The Reflector Club
OR THE past year the Reflector Club
has done wonderful work. The first
Refiector Club was Organized in 1924
in Central Junior High. Miss Flanders was
the director of the Reflector from 1924 to
1931g now Miss Meyer is in charge of it.
When Central started 'the Refiector Club
this year, pupils of all grades could join.
Each one handed in articles. If you did not
come every Friday, of course, three times
Reflector Club meets once a week on Fri-
days from 8:00 o'clock to 8:30. Each article
you hand in you get credit for. '
Each Reflector is very interesting. It tells
all the catastrophes, sorrows, joys, and hap-
piness our school has. Our parents seem
very much interested in this school paper.
If you are oneof the pupils having a
piece in it, you usually keep it, to show your
Reflector Club this year got up a literary
contest. The best poem, story, and essay
gets the big reward. There were over 150
people who entered the contest and the
winners are in this issue. '
By Marilyn Morrison, 8A
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14 THE ANNUAL REFLECTOR
The Reflector Literary Contest
mHE Reflector Literary Contest, the results of which are herewith
printed,was conducted during March and April in order to stimulate
activity along literary lines as well as to create interest in this, our
Annual Redector. We are happy to present the following selections out
' of over 100 praiseworthy entries and you may rest assured the judges had '
a very difficult time making their decisions. Our congratulations to every
single person who entered the contest for the excellence of the material
submitted. We wish every single one of you could have received a prize!
Let us express our appreciation to the teachers who so generously gave
their time in the judging of these entries. '
The Mystery Lady
First Prize, Story Contest, by BIRD-ELLEN M. GAGE
N a quaint old New England city on the
shore of the Atlantic there is preserved
an interesting relic-a carved figure-
head of a beautiful woman holding aloft a
laurel wreath, as if waiting for some de-
serving stranger to appear to claim the
In the old days of whaling ships, every
ship had its figurehead, in fact, sailors
refused to sign on a ship that did not carry
one which was usually the figure of a
woman, as they looked upon such a figure as
a sort of guardian angel which would lead
them safely home to their families.
The iigurehead that gives its name to
my story is one of unusual beauty. For
many years it crowned a ship chandler's
establishment but on the retirement ofthe
merchant, he placed it on the roof over the
verandah of his fine new home.
Onefine May day two children wereplay-
ing in the sunny garden of this house while
its owner, their grandfather, sat nearby in
an easy garden chair watching, as always,
One of the children, the eldest and a
boy, suddenly stopped in his playand ran
to his grandfather, saying, "Tell us again
grandfather, the story of the Mystery Lady?
"Very well, John,"replied the elderly man.
With his words the child Margaret came
running to take her favorite perch upon
"lt was in 1865," began the grandfather,
"that the ship the "Juan?1tcz,," of which I was
captain, was speeding homeward on the
Indian Ocean when suddenly the lookout
shouted "woman afloat!" A boat was
lowered. The sailors were surprised to see
a colossal Hgure, delicately featured and
painted, cradled in the arms of the sea.
She was amazingly lifelike with black flow-
ing hair and white robe. The laurel wreath
in her hands was green. Carefully we
raised the figure and hoisted it to our decks.
Then we found her too large to be placed
in the hold so all we could do was to saw
the 'figure in two below the Waist and stew
it away in the hold. There was no way of
knowing to what ship she belonged. There
had been many severe gales. Only one thing
We could say with certainty, she must have
headed some great merchant clipper voyag-
ing to the Indies for silks and sandalwood,
for this was no common figurehead. A great
artist must have designed her, for beauty
is revealed in every feature. in the folds of
her garments but especially in her lovely
"We brought the figure, known now to
the crew as "the mystery lady" home here
where the town gave her a royal welcome.
For many years she has been like a part of
myown familyf' The old man's voicetrailed
into silence and he seemed to have finished
his tale. But he was not to be allowed to do
so before the stirring conclusion on the
story which the children knew as well. as
UGO on, grand-fatherf' urged Margaret,
"tell us of the lovely lady who fainted on
'iYes, it is not so many years ago, al-
though some time before either of you were
born, that one spring day, the door bell
rang violently, and when I answered it I
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