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Page 14 text:
STUDENT BODY OFFICERS
MURDER IN THE LB. LIBRARY
As we look in on loan and her class we find
them in the library. Everything is quiet and
everybody is hard at work. But suddenly we
hear a loud shriek coming from the direction of
loan's table. Has someone been murdered? As
the teacher rushes to Ioanie's side, she finds her
sitting very puzzled and her mouth is a dark
The teacher doesn't wait but rushes Ioan to
the nurse. In the nurse's office she writes a note
saying, "I would rather not talk." The nurse
thinks it would hurt her to talk and worriedly
calls loan's father.
At home loan rushes to her room and
emerges a few minutes later without a blue
mouth. "Well?" says her father.
"lt's really very simple," says loan. "I have
a habit of chewing my pens and pencils. This
afternoon I stuck my pen in my mouth. . . and
I forgot to put the cap on."
-Sheila Fox, A7.
HOMEWORK. dreaded foe
Of all normal school children,
Who like to play games,
Unpopular in all schools,
But thanked for in later life.
-lohn Bedrosian, AQ.
OUR STUDENT GOVERNMENT
SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
As refreshing as a soda on a hot day, a sort
of dessert, it comes on Friday. I-laven't you
guessed what I'm talking about yet? Why of
course, it's the excellent assemblies. This is the
time to get away from it all.
You walk into the auditorium, go to your
own seat and sit back. The doors are closed
and then you hear those familiar words, "Will
you please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance?"
You rise, recite the familiar phrases, and again
sit down. You lean forward as someone ap-
proaches the microphone to announce the pro-
gram. It's going to be a play. Maybe the next
time it will be a movie, or maybe several selec-
tions frorn the glee clubs, or a magic show.
But, no matter what it is, it's sure to be exciting
and something to lok forward to!
-Dolores Gurwin, A8.
THE HANDS OF THE CLOCK go round and
Thru the days and the nights, but they make but
The sound is a minute which goes ticking by,
Minutes when a man may live or may die.
Minutes, then hours, then days and then years
The clock ticks without worries, nor sorrow, nor
-Roberta Kauffman, B8.
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IOHN BURROUGHS, the Man
These are the dry, encyclopedia facts,
Iohn Burroughs, naturalist and author, '
journalist and treasury clerk,
barn 1837 in Roxbury, N. Y.
Behind the cold, encyclopedic type
I see a man of kindly face and gentle eye,
who loved the earth he lived upon
for tour score years and four,
who Watched the robin on the wing,
the caterpillar on the leaf,
who laid his head upon the ground
to watch the marching clouds . . .
I see a man who loved the aged tree -
and the young bough, the taste of honey
and the feel of wind, the rain and thunder,
the calm before the storm and the storm after,
who loved his neighbor and his fellow man,
and was in turn beloved by them. I see
a stately figure walking slowly in the cool
the soft moss underfoot, the birds in joyous song,
Died 1921. These are the dry
-Iudy Baker, S'46.
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LIFE WITHOUT MUSIC '
What a dreary place this world would be
If God took all music away from mel
I'd miss the birds with their lilting songs,
The hum of the brook as it tumbles along
I'd miss the music everywhere,
Life would be so empty and oh, so bare!
The song of the swallow, or robin red breast,
The chir of a mother bird hi h in her nest- '
All these make music that no one can beat,
They make life worth living, and they make life
Yes, a dreary place this world would be
If God took all music away from me.
-Allan Sandler' A9.
Surrounded by brilliant foliage
Glistens in the morning sunlight.
Purple pansies and white and yellow daisies
Add a gay air to the emerald lawn, .
While a multi-colored throng of excited students
Crowd the Worn steps
Through ever-open doors.
Inside, the halls resound with voices
Teachers smile a calm good morning to boister-
Boys and girls bang lockers and shout "hello's."
Little before-school-groups gather,
Sounding like chipmunks at work.
Then comes a bell,
It sounds a shrill command over the school.
Teachers on last minute errands hasten to class
The little groups are gone,
The pupils rush,down the hall calling
Last minute messages over their shoulders.
Another bell resounds through the corridors:
All is quiet, the halls are empty now.
The classrooms buzz with activity,
Another schoolday at Iohn Burroughs has be-
-Ruth Herzoff, A9.
IN THE MEADOWS rich and green,
Gay colored flowers are fit for a queen,
-Blue bells and buttercups bow down their
While delicate violets sway in their beds.
The light 'spring breeze makes the meadow a
Of ripples and waves so wide and so free,
In this green sea as it ripples along,
The flowers are ships that are sturdy and strong.
The tall straight trees stand solemn with pride
As the broad leaves flutter and seem all alive,
But soon the sun will sink from the sky, I
And thesea will rest with the wind's last sighs.
-Nora Gregorian, B7.
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I-le saw shadows, beyond them darkness,
Darkness was a cage.
A wind was there, a Wind which had always
Which always would be, and ran on forever.
I-lis eyes searched, but there was nothing.
Nothing is terrifying when a background to
Then a call - a bird.
"Why do you call, bird, While I am in darkness?
Free me! For here is nothing
But uncertainty and fear.
Let me see light!"
And light came from lar away.
It was just a ribbon, but it was hope.
I-ie iollowed it, faltering,
For such brightness was blinding.
-Gordon Smith" A9.
In the WOODS AT NIGHT
I hear an untrained symphony orchestra
Playing a beautiful concert. -
The trees rubbing their branches together.
Are the violins and cellos.
The crickets are the trumpets and horns.
-Wayne Sanger lr., A7.
THE LARGE LONELY ROCK stands by itself
Letting the sea lash at her sides.
Children come to play on herg
Lovers come to be by themselves
When the moon casts a silver streak
Across the Water.
Fishermen fish from her highest point.
They go and they come, '
But the sea still lashes at her sides.
-Bette Smithf AQ.
BURR ART under the leadership oi Mrs. Myrle Petrie is the advanced art class at I.B. The students
in this class learn modern techniques and produce line creative Work. They do all the art work for
CREATIVE WRITING classes are under the direction of Miss Winn Mackey. These classes ore lim-
ited to 9th grade pupils. The Burr literary and sports editors are chosen from these classes. Besides
Writing for the Burr, pupils in these classes also Write short stories, essays and poems Which are en-
tered in various contests. This year, we had thirty-three poems published in the National I-ligh School
Poetry Contests. Richard Baum won second prize, and Ioan Wolttson Won honorable mention in the
Chaparral High School contest. We are very proud of this record. Some oi the poems' are published
in this Burr. Those with honorable mention are double starred". The creative Writing classes have
alsdvvritten the choral readings for graduation for several semesters.
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Literary - Winn 'Mackey
Printing - Photography
- Clara Rosenwein
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