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Page 14 text:
Monuments More Endu1ing'Than Marble.
By Edythe Jordan.
A monument may stand for a deed, an event in
history ora life. The'monument made of marble
wonderfully constructed and perfect in every detail
may excite one's love of beauty. These are made to
show in a feeble way our love and respect for the
brave deed done, and the noble life livedg for we
wish to have those who come after us understand a
little of their true worth, as we knew it.
There have been sculptors or men of genius,
power, and influence in many lines. Alexander the
Great conquered the world as it was then known,
Hannibal the Carthaginian who made all Rome
bow at his feetgand Napoleon, that mighty soldier
who held France and a great part of the world at
his command. These men were great in their
achievements of military power alonefl' if 'F
Their memorials do not possess many of the
finer touches, for theirs might be called the strong,
bold curves in the marble.
Martin Luther, john Knox and john Wesley
have left us memorials of their livesg we can only
understand in part their great self-sacrifices, theirs
are the rounded curves of enduring faith.
Such men as Shakespeare, with his great sym-
pathy and understanding of all classes of men, Mil-
ton, with his beautiful Puritanic faith portrayed in
his immortal Paradise Lost, and that great host of
poets who lift men up away from their everyday
lives, and help them to see more of God.
Numberless are the sculptors working on the
great problems of life. Each one has his own shareg
some to strengthen, some to beautify, some to lift
up, some to inspire, some to lead others to follow
in the great plan of life. it if it
Monuments once made can never be changed.
We are, each one, given one great, pure white slab of
marble on which to chisel out our destiny. We
must live our lives as they are given us, and live
them in every sense of the word. We must be truly
alive to every chance we have to live the purest and
sweetest life possible.
To have our lives last and endure, we must each
practice our ideals of right, for enduring qualities
cannot be made in one bold victory on the battle-
field, or in one great sacrifice at the time ofa crisis.
To endure, means to be able to do the right and
noble thing just the same when one knows that he
will not be applauded by his friends, as when he
knows he will win the praise of all.'k W' 4'
Thus, to cultivate enduring characters, we must
live each day our very best whether it be a beautiful,
sunshine,joyous one, or a day cloudy and dismal
By Florence Tenney and Mildred Stebbins.
Tune--"Come With Thy Lute."
Dear comrades, all, we must leave you,
Though we can never forget you,
And days so happy and free.
But we press unto the morrow,
Mingled with joy and with sorrow.
Long shall our memory last
Of our old school days now past.
Those jolly days we will treasure,
In which we knew so much pleasure,
Tho' they passed swiftly away.
Ties that no changes can sever,
Linked to our heart-strings will ever
Bind us, while memory shall last,
To our dear school days now past.
Our tasks are done and we're grieving,
These dear old halls to be leaving.
But we are cheered with the hope
That from the past we can borrow
Courage and strength from the morrow
Long shall the memories last
Of dear school days forever past.
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Launching the Ship.
By Harry Aby
Before a ship starts on a voyage over the ocean,
it is inspected very closely to ascertain whether the
seams are tight, so that there is no danger of sink-
ing, and that there is a sufficient amount of provis-
ions aboard so as to make a sure and enjoyable
trip. Then a thoroughly competent man is engag-
ed as captain,and also a pilot-a man who holds
the ship and all on board in his hands. He must
know the dangers of our course and must be cau-
tious so that he may steer clear of all shoals and
As our boat glides down the channel our pros-
pects look bright and we are eager and hopetulg
then the channel grows wider and at last we can
see the great ocean on which we are to sail.
Now, if the steamer is not loaded beyond its ca-
pacity, has an intelligent captain, a cautious pilot
and all on board trust in God, a safe voyage may
Let each one of us act as a ship whieh is just
being launched. As there is only one of us, we
must have capacity, caution and full trust in a kind
Providence, then we may look forward to a safe
voyage on the sea of life.
We must freight ourselves according to our
capacity, and we must be firm, for we will meet
many dangers which are not visible at the begin-
ning of our voyage.
'H 'kYet great uncertainty hangs over our fntureg
but we may leave that in the hands of Providence.
Let us make a good beginning and it will bea prom-
ise ofa prosperous end. If we make a false step
now, it is liable to wreck our entire life.
Will we not escape much misery in our lives if
we consult our own conscience in the matter of
right and wrong?
"The Seas of human life are wide" and there may
be many hidden dangers and many a youth may
have perished, but let that not keep ns from start-
ing, for if we can put our knowledge to practice, we
will steer clear of many of these perils and reach
the port of safety and usefulness where many oth-
ers have dropped anchor.
We must not start on this voyage for the purpose
of pursuing that which pleases us alone, or we will
miss the true aim of life. But let us have in our
mind that which is best for the world, our friends
and that which pleases our Creator,
Let us not make this voyage too short or our des-
tination too easy to reach, or our aim in life will not
be elevated enough, for, if we take a high ideal in
life our character will be made strong and virtuous.
Integrity, Intelligence and Industry are elements
of character, and it has been said by men of exper-
ience, that no man can be inferior if he has these.
'F 'l' 'l' We can not realize the task which is before us,
for, we have not had the least experience and are de-
pendent upon our present knowledge, the experience
of old navigators,our courage, and the will of God
to carry us on this raging sea, on which humanity
Influence of Ideals.
By Claude Edis.
An ideal is a mental conception regarded as a
standard of perfection. Hardly two persons have
the same ideal. They are continually striving to
reach that goal with all their energy with the result
that it shapes the courses of their whole lifes. A
person works all the time that he may reach his
coveted place. i' f' lt is sure to make a better and
stronger man, because he will always be striving to
that end,although he may have backsets and dis-
couragements. If we have a high mark set as our
ideal, our successes are sure to be sooner realized
than those of one whohas a low mark. We will al-
ways have our eyes set ou our ideal, striving to
reach it and in which all our hopes of future years
are placed. Without an ideal,we would be like an
engine without steam or a ship without a rudder.
ln the engine. everything is ready but the steam is
lacking. Our ideal is what puts vitality into our
action, causing us to forge ahead, Uur ideal is also
the rudder that guides tis on the sea of life. With-
out the rudder we may advance a little, but a light
wind springing up against us will send us back. It
is like a star always shining in the dark to show us
our path. lf we wish to advance we must have an
ideal, a target, a definite mark to aim at. Then we
must keep one eye on it.
Wir lf we wish to make a success of life, we
must have a goal to reach, we must strive to reach
it,and must work with all our powers for that pur-
pose. 'H it The person who has no ideal in life will
never be a successs. He will fail, not because he is
not as well educated as others or has not the physi
cal strength, but because he has no mark to aim at.
His energy will be scattered. He cannot center it
on onething. No young person. no matter what
his circumstances are, can be deprived of an ideal.
XVe have only to keep it in sight, press toward it,
and it is ours. It makes no difference what a man
can do, the question is, will he exert himself to do
it? Great differences appear in men. Some svart in
life with an object in view and are determined to
win itg others live without an object and do not
reach for the prize. The energies of the one are
called into action and they rise to eminence, the
other, taking life easy. falls into obscurity. There
is an old proverb that says, "He who aims at the
sun, to be sure will not hit it, but his arrow will fly
higher than if he aimed at an object on a level with
himself." just so will our lives be, the higher we
place our ideal, the higher we will go, though we
may not reach it.
MH' Soin selectingan ideal letus choose one that
is well worth our effortsg one that will not only make
us useful and happy in this life, but bring to us a
glorious victory in the life to come.
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7--1-W -i-'W -- '-
Build Not for Today.
By Howard Irvin.
To build is to erect or construct anything' upon
some foundation. When a man contemplates build-
ing a house he first lays his plans before a master-
mechanic. Then after selecting a site, the foun-
dations are laid firm and solid, and upon these he
may build his home, and entertain no fears as to
his structure giving away.
So it is with ns, we must have some occupation
in view which we should like to pursue when we
are thrown out upon ,the world to live upon our
own resources and efforts. 'l' il' it
The principal factors in the construction of a
solid foundation for a successful career, are Char-
acter, Education and Application. First, let us be-
gin with Character, since it is the most important
quality that is needed to finish out a successful life.
For, as one writer has said, 'lCharacter is what we
are, and reputation what others think we are." il if il'
It has been proven over and over again, not
only that"Honesty is the best policy," but, that in
order to be a success in any one thing, we mrtst be
honest and apply diligently and with all sincerity
the splendid philosophy of the "Royal Law of
Lovell! -lf it'
Habit is another thing which determines much
in a man's character. Bad habits lower the stand-
ard of manhood, and if they are continued too long,
they will leaye a stain, which neither time nor good
works can entirely efface.
In building not alone for today, another thing
which exerts a powerful influence over ns for good
or evil, is the associates we have around us. 'l' 'l'
Therefore let our associates be such that their
influence will have a tendency to inspire usto high-
er and nobler aims in life. il' il' li
We know notwhat lies before us. Let us remem-
ber that the acorn, which we unconsciously trample
under foot, with its dull and rough exterior, seem-
ingly worthless, yet when Nature has asserted her
power and has touched the seat of life within that
rough exterior, there is a budding forth of new life
which grows, and grows, and grows until it becomes
a strong and mighty king of the forest. So it is
withour characters,as we pass along lifels path-
way. There are many things that will come to ns
which will seem to be immaterial for the building
up of our characters, yet in after years they will
become most important in the directing' and shap-
ing' of a successful life. il il' il'
We would not minimize a good, strong, practi-
cal education, Webster defines education thus:
"Education trains the mental powers, enlightens
the understanding, forms and regulates the princi-
ples of a man, tits him for any business, or activity
and usefulness in life."
Such being the case, we should all strive to
secure as thorough an education as our circum-
stances, in life, will permit. Y il' 'l'
To succeed in any business, it is absolutely
necessary that we are schooled thoroly in the
work which we intend to follow. 'l' 4 f
Earnest application is the next important factor
in this great structure of life.
XVe must apply ourselves faithfully to our work
and as surely as we do, Success is bound to meet us
on the way. " tl'
Perseverance is another essential quality in the
developement of character. it ii' 4
What a splendid lesson in perseverance we may
learn from the lines, 'llf you donlt at first succeed,
try. try again." if il' 'F
Huild not for todayg we should build such a
structure that it will stand thru eternityg one that
will stand the storms and tempests of Timeg one
that will shine out upon the world and be a beacon
light to those who may see and be encouraged to
seek a firm foundation. il it il' '
How beautifully the poet has expressed it when
"So livc. that- nhen Lhy summons comes to join the innumer-
able caravan. which moves
'llo that tnystt-rious rt-alms where each shall bake
llis t'lnnmbt:r in the silent halls of tltfatll.
'llhou 5:11. not lllte the quarry-slave at night
Scourggt-d IO his dungeon: nut sustained and soothed
liy an unfallering trust.. approach thy grave
Lilac one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About hhn, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
Class March . . Orchestra
Invocation . . . Rev. Wm. Wallace
Nl usic-Trombone Solo, "SongTo the Evening'
Starll, from Tannhauser . R. Wagner
tlration s Launching the Ship . Harry Aby
Oration-Little Victoris . Pearl Schlegel
Oration-Monnments More Lasting Than
Marble . . . Edith jordan
Nlusic--Overture on National Airs . Rosey
Oration-The Value of An Ideal . Claude Edis
Oration-TunnelingtheMountains, Marjorie Zehner
Duet--Voices of the Past . . .
Florence Tenney and Mildred Stebbins
History and Prophesy . Charlotte Troutman
Music-March, "From Tropic to Tropicn
. . . . . . Alexander
Oration-The Growth of Liberty . WValter Edis
Oration-Build Not for Today . Howard Irvin
Class Address . . . H. B. Williams
Superintendent of City Schools, Sandusky, O.
Musicslinet, Cornet and Trombone . .
"Cheerfulness" . . . Williams
Presentation of Diplomas . W. R. McDermott
President of Board of Education
C1355 Song .... Class of 1908
Music furnished by Young's Orchestra, Wooster, Ohio
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