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Page 55 text:
South American Way
This I swear, and this I say,
Barbara Conroy, '41
Editor's Note: With this issue your
editor bid: "goodbye" with a deep feel-
ing of regret. I never expected to he
sorry when I graduated-I was going to
he gladf but I am very .rad at the
thought of leaving MeMain. I have
loved my staff work, and I am sorry it
is over now. I have worked hard, and
I hope you enjoyed my column as much
as I enjoyed writing it for you.
To my xureexxor, who may be anyone
ol you, I wixh the hes! of luck. I hope
she likes her iob as much as I did. It
gives me a cold chill to have to say-
There was not an overabundance
of books for this issue. Every one
that came is a worthy representative
of its high school. There is a say-
ing about a good beginning and a
good ending-so I start with "The
Advocate." This is a charming mag-
azine filled with delightful short sto-
ries. The theme was hobbies, and
there were stories, poems, and pic-
tures on hobbies. From their mag-
azine I took these examples of be-
ing brief, but to the point.
Horrid black spectre
On a peaceful horizon . .
A test tomorrow.
Gauchos and guitars,
Girls, a moon and stars,
Castenets and big sombreros,
Spanish shawls and bright boleros.
The stars are symbols
Of bright hope above a world
Dark with fearsome sin.
I chose this ballad of woe. It's long,
but well worth repeating.
Of Course l've Not a One
I've tried to have a hobby
And I'll admit it's fine,
But now, fand I will tell you whyl
I haven't got a one.
I took up stamp collecting'
And bought a stamp book, too.
And then each day I'd look around
For foreign stamps a few.
I'd ask my friends and teachers
And all the kids I'd see
If they had correspondents
From far across the sea.
Of course they never had any
And, you see, I was stuckg
I'd spent two bits for a stamp book,
Oh, darn! Of all the luck!
So then I turned to match covers.
Oh, I looked all around,
But the only place I saw any
Was lying on the ground.
Now you know that I'm a lady,
And it doesn't look quite right
To go 'round picking up matchbooks
A-lying in plain sight.
I always felt like a criminal,
And glanced around a bit
Before I'd stoop to pick one up,
'Cause Ma would have a fit.
If she should see me act that way,
I'd not forget it for one day.
But you know that I'm a lady,
So I won't say what she would say.
After that I went to postcards.
I had some good ones, toog
And every day when the mail would
I'd get one or two.
At first it worked out pretty well
And everything was fine,
'Til a traveling salesman I once knew
Took to dropping me a line.
The post-cards weren't bad,
But the things he said, oh, my!
I couldn't put 'em in my collection
For if Ma saw, why she'd just die!
To think that her prim daughter
Could receive such mail,
My Ma I couldn't slaughter,
So that hobby, too, did fail.
Another I've not begun.
Now you may jeer and you may
But of hobbies I've got not a one.
Did you like that? From the Ex-
change of that magazine I picked
these little verses. Even these 'deal
with diversions of some sort.
Here we are warned against the
hobby of a Worm.
A worm dug
A worm dug in
A worm dug in earnest
A worm dug in dead earnest,
The favorite pastime of a sopho-
more is expressed here.
The sofa sagged in the middle,
The shades were pulled just so.
The family had retired
And the midnight oil burned low.
There came a sound from the sofa,
The clock was striking two,
The sophomore slammed his text
With a thankful-
"Well, I'm through!"
fWe can be sure this was a soph-
omore, for a junior or senior would
have known bettelzl
This one seems to discourage pas-
time of kissing.
Before I heard the doctors tell
Of the danger of a kiss,
I had considered kissing you
The nearest thing to bliss.
But since I took biology,
All I do is groan,
Six million mad bacteria-
And I thought we were all alone-
McMain was pleased to find her
name in their exchange column.
'F Il' all
"The Arlingtoniann has some in-
teresting articles-among them are
ones concerning embarassing mo-
ments, broken hearts, reactions to
pictures, fashions, and such. We re-
ceived two issues of "The Arlington-
ian." Among their poems was a
silly little ditty called "Spring"
Spring is sprung,
The grass is riz,
I wonder where
The liowers is.
Do you know your alphabet? Do
know which letter is used the
most? "The Arlingtoniann did. From
the exchange column I bring you-
The Tale of "E"
E is said to be the most unfortu-
nate letter in the alphabet, 'because
it is always out of cash, forever in
debt, never out of danger, and in
trouble all the time. All of which is
true. Still it is never in war, always
in peace, and always in something
to eat. It is ever the beginning of
existence, the commencement of ease,
and the end of trouble. Without it
there would be no life, no heaven.
It is the center of honesty, and is
always in love. It is the beginning
of encouragement and endeavor, and
the end of failure.
'li :ll il'
The "Fa1ter Finchell" column of
"The Shadow" proved very interest-
ing to me and I hope my excerpts
from it will interest you.
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Say, Pat Williams, who dropped who?
Did you drop Bobby, or did he drop
Alice Biezer has the same old flame.
Timmie Hardenstein is his name.
Betty Lou N. has really three
Of the cutest boy friends you ever
did see. '
Here's a question that has us all
Why did C.'s friend Walter write to
Audrey Chcvis, tell us if you may,
V. Fitzgerald and Bobby G. made up
after that fight.
Don't despair, Valerie, true love nev-
er runs smooth.
Betty V. was running for Queen of
But preferred with Bob to see the
Kyser's boy, Kay.
No, it wasn't Elroy's fraternity pin
That helped him Betty P.'s heart to
Jayne Brennan's letters keep life
from being dull
Since they're from a cute Arkansas
Chucky N. and A. P. adore just
looking at the moon.
Seems as if they've passed the state
of simple love in bloom.
Tell me, Dit, tell me how
Bill thrills you so right now.
Tell us while our curiosity's mild.
Whose ring' is that, Juanita Wild?
Vera Ann went away for the week-
And fell in love with Buddy again.
Sid's love for Kate doesn't need much
And, confidentially, it's mutual.
Are you as fickle as people say? COI'p0ra1-
Wh tt ll ,Ett M P.?
It's not just to sit in the sun and Reed and Robert are liked by Nor- IS tierigqaneofuiour dieagi Willy Cl?
bake ma B.S
That Betty M. loves to go across the This little girl certainly has us at Gayle Baldinger, hold your man.
lake, sea. You'd better watch Margaret Ann.
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2. Columbia Scholastic Press Association-Second Place.
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Marilyn has a little pooch
And his name is Rover,
And when he follows her to school,
She'd like to bat him over.
The most recent survey shows that
the Ideal Man must have the follow-
1. A car
2. Pleasant conversation
3. A car
4. He must be congenial
5. A car
6. He must be a good listener
7. He must have a car.
lEditor's note, Sr.: Numbers 2, 4,
and 6 may be omitted if the car
has a radio.J
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By looking through the "Allen Re-
view," I see that former McMain-
ians are doing very well there. Fran-
ces Fort received a high average of
9564 while many other did almost
as well. Among the officers of the
post-graduates are Grace Laguens,
Clare Sulli, and Shirley Scanlan.
From their exchange column, I bring
you these two sallies:
Teacher: Give me a sentence with
an object, Johnny.
Johnny: Teacher, you are beauti-
Teacher: What is the object?
Johnny: A good mark.
Here's to the girls--the young ones!
Not too young,
For the good die young
And nobody wants a dead one.
Here's to the girls-the old ones!
Not too old,
For the old dye, too-
And nobody wants a dyed one.
if il lk
Congratulations to the "Review"!
A very enjoyable magazine of heart-
warming short stories, lyrical poetry,
and realistic cuts. I only regret their
not having a joke column for it
makes it hard on this poor editor to
quote-as the stories and most poems
are too long. Here is a timely piece
which is not so long.
On earth there are men
Who are bitter and cruel,
Who struggle like beasts
In an endless duel.
Who fail to see
The principles of life-
The road to peace
Instead of strife.
In the sky there are stars
And planets and sun,
Which with constancy
Their courses run.
Their closeness not marred
Their light not dimmed
For men there's a plan
As there is for stars-
If links could be forged
Instead of bars.
lk if ik
Making a good impression with its
colorful red, white, and blue cover of
figures representing winter sports,
"The Canary and Blue" plunged into
the interesting material which com-
prised its book. There was a charm-
ing article which, although it is writ-
ten for the opposite sex, should be
amusing to you.
How to Lose a Girl Friend
A recent issue of the "Canary"
presented an article, "How to Get a
The "Canary" once again comes
to the aid of its male wall-flowers
with the five steps on how to lose a
Step 1. Introduce her to your
best friend. He may be tall, dark,
etc., but after having looked at you
for a while she appreciates the
change. If he is on some athletic
team or his dad is the head of some-
thing important, it helps.
Step 2. If she asks you to a for-
mal or sorority dance, show up in
informal clothes, take her in a trol-
ley, insist on being the life of the
party, then escort the fair damsel
to a dinner and fed her hamburgers.
After that, walk her home through
the dark streets and hold her hand
and look at the moon while you dis-
cuss Einstein's theory. This will do
the trickg she will never see you
Step 3. Brag about the date you
had with a pretty blonde three years
ago, or the swell times you have
been having at the past five sessions
of summer school. A
Step 4. Sit before the fire-side
with herg toast marshmallows till she
is ready to burst, then hold her hand,
whisper something silly in her ear,
and, when she giggles, count her mo-
lars and tell her how many she has.
Step 5. There is no last step. By
this time you have lost your girl
friend. She is ready for a sanitarium
or the "Court of Human Relations."
It seems as though "The Canary
and Blue" has a fitting description
for us. We may not like it, but, then,
isn't it true?
A Modern High School Girl
She walks with an air of authority-
A boy to carry her booksg
She never has a care or worry,
Her greatest pride is her looks.
Her face is smeared with powder,
Her lips are painted red:
Her waistline measures just fifteen,
She doesn't look as if she's fed.
And though my compliments are few,
I admit we all have larksg
But I'd trade my lunch and study
If I had half her marks!
Well-that is the last time that
will apply to me for in a few weeks
I shall be no longer a high school
girl. Goodbye- Mt'
To A Lily
Wilma Knight, '42
Fair lily, like a nymph of old,
Thy regal beauty doth unfold
In sheltered spot when gentle breeze
Gaily rustles through the trees.
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