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Page 9 text:
KEITH JUNIOR HIGH DSK
We, the class of 1934, of D. S. Keith
.Junior High School, in the city of Altoona,
County of Blair, state of Pennsylvania,
the United States, Continent of North
America, hemisphere of the West, and
the earth, being in good mental con-
-dition as usual, and of unlawful age
Cunder 211 do hereby declare this our
last will and testament, rendering void
and of no avail any former will or wills
that may have been made previously by
us during a period of mental optimism.
We have no specific directions to leave
concerning our funeral, but we do hope
you will come prepared to praise as well
as bury us, forgetting the trifiing faults
that may have been ours and remember-
ing only our many virtues. All our
funeral expenses, we hope, will be paid
by the Board of Education.
We feel that our brilliant record and
our unusual achievements will live after
us, but not wishing to take any chances,
We suggest that a tablet, on which shall
be inscribed our several names, and a
'few of our most astounding deeds, be
purchased and placed in the auditorium
of the school, in a position where it will
strike the eye of all who enter.
In this manner we do dispose of all
Item: To the authorities, we advise
.rigid and more frequent fire drills. We
believe them to be of great benefit to our
junior high school students especially on
Item: To the 1935 class, we bequeath
our most valuable properties, mainly, our
self-satisfaction, our importance and our
wisdom, and we hope said gifts will be of
use in overcoming their present lack
Item: To the yoimg and unsophisti-
cated class of 1936, we leave a map of the
school building. We include with this
map our little pamphlet entitled "How
to tell the Teachers," a book compiled
by us after three years of arduous study.
The legatees will notice that it is not
what to tell the teachers, but how. It
contains specific information as to which
teachers can be bluffed, which are easy
and which are hard to please, and those
whom it is impossible to please. It tells
who your favorite authors must be to
stand well with the English Department,
and what questions to ask the science
teachers to make them forget the lesson
and be interesting.
Item: To our principal, we give and
bequeath a sense of relief that we have
at last been graduated.
Item: To the band we 'give our best
wishes that it will shortly be arrayed in
Thinking . . . thinking . . . thinking
What could it be?
Joe was celebrating his sixteenth birth-
"Aw, gee, Mom," said Joe, "why can't
you tell me what it is? Golly, you
promised to tell me on my sixteenth
birthday. What's the secret you're
keeping from me?"
"My son," said Mrs. Davis, I really
hate to tell you. I don't like to dis-
hearten or discourage you. And, besides,
I really don't think it is my place to tell
you. Perhaps you should ask your
Hopefully approaching his father, Joe
began: "Please dad, what's the secret
everyone around here has been keeping
from me? Can't you tell me? Please . . ."
"Well son," hesitated Mr. Davis, "I
really think it would be more appro-
priate to ask your grandfather. You
know, son, it's very hard to break such
Grandfather was sitting in the next
room smoking and reading. "Well,
grandpa," said Joe, pulling up a chair, "I
want you to tell me something." And
very confidently he eagerly began the
same shower of questions.
"I don't know exactly how to begin
Joe 3 no, . . .
"Well, grandpa," interrupted Joe, quite
discouraged, "mom wouldn't tell me, so
I went to dad and he said I should ask
you . . . so here I am. Don't leave me in
But the most satisfaction he received
was going to his grandmother. However,
his grandmother didn't satisfy his desir-
ous request, either.
Going back to his grandfather, Joe
coaxed him into telling the great secret.
What could this secret be? Was it some-
thing about the family? Was it some-
thing about his own personal welfare.
Preparing himself by gripping the chair,
Joe was ready to be told.
"Well," said grandpa, "there ain't no
Frances Louise Schum, 9
The sun has sunk in the golden west,
Gone again to take its rest
The moon, will soon, like a ball appear
And look down down on this world, so
The stars will light the heavenly way
Where angels and cherubs laugh and play
Nothing so beautiful, can equal night
With the moon and the star giving light.
The mystic silence of an early June
night was broken by the hysteric screams
of a child and the roaring of the flames that
were destroying the residence of four
year old Ann Faust and her widowed
mother. In a moment the street was
alive with the clanging of the bells on the
small town's only fire truckp
Upon the arrival at the scene .of the
disaster, the firemen found the frantic
mother relating her tale of the mysterious
occurrence. She told how she was
awakened by the smothering smoke that
was filling 'her room. Her listeners in-
quired as to the where-abouts of her
daughter Ann and the pet dog, Pat.
Mrs. Foust awoke to the fact that her
daughter was missing. As she realized
the horror of the situation, the mother
Five minutes later frantic neighbors
were searching high and low for the
missing pair, but to no avail.
After one hour of searching and quiz-
zing, no trace of the lost child or the pet
dog was revealed. There was but one
place where the child could have beeng
the still smoking ruins- of their once
attractive home, which remained too hot
to allow a successful search.
Dawn found the firemen still raking
the remains of the dwelling for some
evidence that would prove that the vic-
tims had perished in the iiames. An hour
later found the desperate searchers with
no .evidence whatever.
They advanced their fruitless search
with the theory that the child had been
kidnaped and the building set on fire to
cover the tracks of the invaders. Their
decision was the only plausible solution
to the mystery. But the question of the
pet dog was brought up by the officers,
who had taken command of the situation.
How could anyone carry oi the child
without arousing the dog?
The mention of the dog seemed to
bring him on the scene, for hardly had
the words been spoken, when the scorched
collie limped out of the
This gave the searching
and they directed the
wood. There behind a
chump of bushes they found tear stained
little Ann quietly sleeping. She had been
saved from the fire by the faithful collie,
form of the pet
party a clue,
search to the
fContinued on Page 81 I Irene Kelly, 9 Harold Stilller, 9
Page 8 text:
KEITH JUNIOR HIGH DSK
HEMPRESS OF THE NIGHT"
Not quite emerged from the compact
Just keep on struggling, and you'll be out
Beautiful "Empress of the Night"-
You give my heart delight
To see your wings of pale blue green
With their glittering golden sheen.
Go, lovely creature, from the old walnu
Oh you rare beauty! now you are free.
I have been lucky to see such a sight
The emerging and flight-
of a. Luna iMoth.
Dorothy 'Zediker, 9
A POETICAL TAIL
In days of old
When nights were cold,
And I was but a kid
I spied a tail,
Just off the trail
And this is what I did,
I grabbed that tail,
And with a rail
I smashed his lid,
I smashed his trunk,
! l ! ? ? Y " " "'
Gee whiz, it was a skunk!
Andrew Ritter, 9
An old tin can,
In the dump it lay
All dented and rusty and worm,
People passed it day by day
With naught but a look of scorn.
When the little tin can was new,
All shiny and spic an' span 3
Its life was full, its sorrows few-
It was a friend of man.
But alas, one day the cook came along
To prepare the midday meal.
She took her can-opener, sharp and strong,
And opened up the seal.
The contents were to nourish man
That life, he might sustain.
But oh, with a toss, the little tin can
Was thrown out into the rain.
Along came a red-headed, freckled-faced
On fishing he was bentg
He said, "Oh, what luck! what joy!"
And into his pocket it went.
With fat, juicy worms, he filled the can,
To lure the Wiley trout-
And thus again it served man
Ere its short life went out.
And now in the river mud it lies,
And o'er a cool stream Hows,
Hidden, unseen by human eyes
It serves as a home for the minnows.
I get a lazy feeling
About this time of year
Now that the flowers bloom again
And all the birds are here
It might be that I'm just happy
At the end of winter drear
But it's not-it's just spring fever.
I have no interest now in school
About this time of year
It happens every year like this
When days grow bright and clear
It might be that I'm sorry
That the end of it's so near
But I'm not-it's iust spring fever.
Beth Swope, 9
Then 'tis day,
Then 'tis eve,
Then 'tis night,
And as purple shadows fall,
Again the dawn.
Betty Crilly, 9
Rain and mud,
Storm and flood,
Lightening and thunder,
Horror and wonder,
Now howling winds
The storm begins!
I'm glad when the long day is over,
And evening at last is here,
For of all the hours of the day
Twilight to me is most dear.
For then all worlds completed
The evening is stealing on,
The sun sinks down behind the hills
More radiant than at dawn.
Fhere is time to recollect the day
Fo separate the right from wrong,
Be sorry for your weakness
And vow to be more strong.
Twilight at times is happy
Again it is cloudy and sad
Fwilight is the hour of quietness
When to be living you're glad.
The shadows begin to deepen
The twilight hour is at end
i But that hour may do much for you
For trouble and sorrow it mends.
Beth Swope, 9
I look at you, and yet you seem,
To hold no sympathy for me.
You are so dark, and dank, and cold,
No eheerfulness for me you hold
I dread you when in caves I peer,
For seeing nothing makes me fear.
I hate you on a dark, hot night,
When you do blacken everything that's
I illuminate my spacious room,
To bar you out, with all your gloom.
You seem so -large, and vast to me
And I shall always fearful be
To you I'1l always turn my back
For the simple reason that you're-
William Hughes, 9
To still others -
'Worlds of complaint
That somber pictures paint
Bright as heaven's dome,
Radiates from heart and home
Happiness and sunshine
For, by cheer and smile
Life will be worthwhile.
Frances Louise Schum, 9 Edward Gilmore, 9 Betty Crilly, 9
Page 10 text:
KEITH JUNIOR HIGH DSK
Will Rogers, Jr. says:
In spring the young man's fancy turns
to . . . what the girls have been thinking
about all winter-eh? Pretty dumb wit
but I think so too-so there!
And now to drift to the subject of
home room track meets, fsome funj.
Everyone limbered up and oiled the old
joints, all for what? The track meet, of
course! ! l Everyone had a grand time
anyway, and can we take it!
Well gang, just a few more days of toil,
and then you can wipe the sweat off your
brows. But until then I reckon everyone
will burn the midnight oil to prepare for
the final exams. Here's Wishing you
loads of luck and that reminds me that
I'1l need some. Be seein' you old duffers
next year and to the others its--come
over to see us sometime.
"I thought you said you could take it"
-Don Von der Heyde.
"Her enunciation is perfect"-Frances
"Tell me another one"-Vera Young.
U Y ' ll
I don t care to hear it -Beth Swope.
"Have I ever informed you?"-Andy
"It's one of six things"-Alma Stahl.
"Oops! wrong again"-Sally Albright.
"How's your family"-Bussie Van
"Hey, how about a nickel?"-Harold
"She didn't tell me yet"-Thompson
"Why doesn't she speak to me"-
Rohert Flick. ' '
"How's my honey?"-Carolyn Hun-
WHO'S WHO P
Who is he? He has dark, straight hair,
dark eyes, is of medium height and weight.
Often he wears turtle neck sweaters.
He's on the basketball and football team
and an excellent tumbler. Need a lead?
You ought to know this one! He has
medium brown hair, slightly wavyg he
wears glasses--his eyes are blue. He is
of normal height and weight. Studious-
oh, it depends upon the weather. He
interprets poems, is a good dancer and
actor, and his hobby is puppets.
Who is that little cutie who is always
turning down Cthen making up, of coursel
She has dark brown curly hair, big,
brown, laughing eyes-Cand can she roll
'eml ll She is slightly petite, and goes
to all the basketball games-and for good
Oh, this boy has short brown hair,
hazel eyes, Chow did I Bud out?J, medium
height, heavy and husky. He indulges
in basketball and football--and if I dare
mention it, Women l l Don't say you
don't know him!
Perhaps you'd be interested to know
that this popular girl is a future poet.
She has dark hair and eyes. She is very
studious and writes beautiful poetry.
Who is that famous "boy-about-school"
who holds the highest tudent oilice one
can get? Dark wavy hair and dark eyes,
and, isn't considered thin, and is very,
She's most ALways bright and gay!
CGet it?J Her eyes are blue: she's a
blondie. She likes clerical work and is
often seen working in the oflice.
I'll bet you can easily guess who is a
popular member of the corridor patrol
on iirst floor. Has short, black hair,
dark eyes, slightly tall, and many have
nicknamed him "Ivan". He has per-
sonality plusl Is most often seen with
Oh, sure, they call him "Katie Casey"
and can he swallow the high notes? ! He
has an important position on the DSK
staff. Light brown hair, blue eyes or
perhaps green, and admits that he has a
very large mouth.
"Don't call me shrimp"-Betty Mattas.
"Where's my spinach?"-Mike Patro-
"Does my hair look allright?"-Jane
"Ten more off my conduct"-Dick
"Any food?"-Raymond Schleicher.
"Is he down there?"--Peg Nelson.
t s against my principles"-Dot Faris. "How ya doin?"--Betty Crilly.
CLASS WILL : 1934
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Item: We direct that the surplus
funds derived from our Freshman Social
be used for the purpose of lowering the
knobs on all doors in order that the
seventh-graders may enter and leave
rooms without undue exertion and in-
Item: To our dear school building
itself, we leave the peaceful quiet caused
by our absence and any apple cores,
wads of gum, crumpled notes, or any
Item: To our teachers, the faculty of
Keith Junior High School, we hereby
give free from all inheritance, luxury or
income tax, our entire store of knowledge.
From them it came and to them it shall
Besides the bequests, we leave om'
best wishes to any and all who may
Any property or all personal possessions
of ours that may remain in addition to
the items specified we give and bequeath
to the Board of Education to use it as
they see fit. We can think of nothing
which we have forgotten except our old
books, and we suggest that they be given
to the class of '36 thus saving money
which may be applied to the teacher's
salaries or toward the purchase of mouth
organs, ukeleles, and kazoos for the
school orchestra. .
Finally, we do hereby, name and
appoint as sole executor of this, our last
will and testament, our worthy Principal,
Mr. Carl E. Whipple. E A
In witness whereof, we have hereto set
our hand and seal to this our will on this,
the -twenty-fifth of June, A. D., one
thousand, nine hundred and thirty-four.
Signed, sealed, and declared by the
above-named class, as and for its last
will and testament in the presence of us
who have hereto subscribed our namesat
his request, as witnesses thereto, in the
presence of said testators, and of each
A LITTLE BOY'S ESSAY oN GEESE
A geese is a low, -heavy boid which is
mostly meet and feathers. His head' sits
on one side and he sets on the other. A
geese can't sing much on account of
dampness of the moisture. He ain't got
no foot between his toes and he's got a
baloon on his stummick to keep him from
sinking. Some gooses when they gits
big has curls on their tails and is caled
ganders. Ganders don't have to sit and
hatch but iest loaf and eat and go swim-
min. If I was a geese, I'd rather be a
gander. Frances Louise Schum, 9
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