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Page 44 text:
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"Um, um, I see," said the manager, "Too bad indeed, so you think
you want to start in the mill?"
"Yes, sir. "
"I am very sorry but I haven't a place just now, but you come in,-
let's see, this is Thursday,-well you come in next Thurday and I think by
that time I will have a place for you."
"Ol thank you so much, I was afraid you wouldn't want me without
any experience," said Rose shyly.
"Never mind that," he said kindly. "Tell your mother I hope she
will soon be better." This time Rose went home somewhat lighter hearted,
for she would at least have some money.
Somehow the week passed very slowly. She had word from the school
from time to time, but her friends were all too busy with graduation to
notice her much, and it seemed as if she had never been so utterly alone
before. Then the management of the house was a new and trying experience.
What a relief it was after her mother was asleep in the evenings, to steal
away to her little room, and spend an hour with her books. If any one had
asked her why she studied she could not have told, it seemed to come almost
as second nature to her.
Thursday morning she awoke early, prepared breakfast, dressed her
mother, did all her work, then started out for the mill. How she dreaded
starting among all those strangers! Having reached the mill she was taken
to the same little office. Here the manager greeted her with, "Good morn-
ing, Miss Colbert, so you are here to go to work, are you? Well just Wait a
moment until I finish these letters and I will talk to youf'
It seemed to Rose that he sat there for hoursg finally he turned around
toward her, and started to beat a noisy tattoo on the desk. Suddenly he
said, "How would you like to go back to school instead of coming here?"
Rose jumped at the suddenness of the question, then said, "Indeed I
should love to go back if it were possible, but it isn't."
"VVell you see it's just this way,', he said. "I was talking to your
superintendent the other day, and he thought it was a shame that you must
stop, for he said you would make a splendid teacher. Then you see-well my
own little daughter will graduate in a year or so, and I'd hate to think that
such a little thing as two months wages would stand in her way. So if you
will go back, I will continue your mother's wages for two months, then you
can come here during the summer, and this fall take the teachers' examina-
tion and get your position."
Rose stared, was she dreaming? "Do you mean that you will give us
the wages and not receive the work?" she asked.
If raffle 1. 1 .
"Why little girl I will never miss that small amount and I think I can
realize what it means for you. Will you accept the offer?"
"Will I accept the offer?" she cried, her eyes shining, "indeed I will,
but how can I ever thank you enough?,'
" By studying hard," he replied smiling. "Now run along and have
your good time while you can."
Rose went to school as though she were in a dream. But, oh, how good
it was to be back. She was soon very busy with her part in the graduation
exercises, perfectly happy, And when several days before commencement
she received a little chain bearing a card which said, "To my little friend
who has studied hard," she was supremely happy.
She felt as if her summer in the mill would be a pleasure instead of the
task she had dreaded, and at the end was the longed for position which
would make her mother happy and contented.
BONEITA DEMING. '11
Miss McKinney will quit snapping her fingers.
Mr. Bailey will smile.
Mr. Musselman will be missing.
There will be no tests.
"Dinky', Danford will grow.
Bateman will fatten up.
Martha Gano will learn to sing.
Perkins Roe will divide his affections.
Harold Bull will quit smoking.
Piper will not criticise.
Levering will be more modest.
Dankworth will find his ideal girl.
Mrs. Kiefer will joke.
"Goldie" Emmert will have more courage.
Campbell won't wear loud socks.
Miss Patterson won't look wise.
Miss Upton won't quit growing.
"Chuck" Hicks will get enought to eat.
There will be no conflicts.
The Senior class will get enough sleep.
Earl Von Bargen will keep his hair cut.
Mr. Garwood will keep still.
Geo. Flesh will stop talking.
Page 43 text:
How Rose Came to Graduate
" OES ANY ONE know any thing about Rose Colbert?" inquired
Miss Reed. the English teacher, one morning.
No one knew or at least no one answered, so the matter was
dropped. lint that evening after school was dismissed, Miss
Reed passing the office saw Rose talking to the superintendent, so waited
until she came out.
"Why were you not in school today Rose?" she asked.
The girl's lips quivered. and she waited a moment before she spoke, then
she said quietly. "I am going to stop school."
"What! when you are so nearly finished? It is only about two months
now until you graduate."
"Yes I realize that." returned ltose, her eyes filling. "But mother is
sick and I must care for her: then we haven't money enough to keep me here,
I think I have been very selfish to remain here as long as I have, when mother
had to work so hard to keep me here, Sometimes she would work all day
iu the mill, then sewed until midnight to make a little extra money. Now
she is ill through this same work, so I must not complain at having to give
up my school. lint I must go to her now, or she will miss me."
After Rose wa.s gone, the teacher stood for a long time, thinking. It
seemed a shame that the girl must go when she was so nearly through the
High School, for she was a bright girl, eager for an education. and always
ready for any difficulty that presented itself. Here she was handling this
situation as calmly as any knotty algebra problem, seeing her way clearly,
knowing her duty and doing it cheerfully.
After a little while. Mr. Atkins, the superintendent, came out of his
office and seeing Miss Reed asked, " Did Rose tell you she was leaving school? "
"Yes," answered the teacher, "but I do wish she would change her
mindg she surely could remain for such a short time,"
"No," he replied, "from what she said they must be in very poor cir-
cumstances. The poor girl told me her story, and it was a very sad one in-
deed. It seems that her father died some time ago. Before this time they
had been, I believe. very comfortably situated, but the father was ill a long
iime, so that after he was buried there was nothing left. The mother went
tnto the mill and did sewing on the outside, this, together with insufficient
food brought on her illness. I suppose it has been a hard struggle all the
way through, to keep Rose in school and she is compelled to go to work, so
must give up her dearest desire. "
When he had finished, tears stood in the kind hearted teacher's eyes.
"Oh," she cried, "don't you suppose we could help her in some way?" I
can not bear to let her go without some assistance."
Mr. Atkins studied for a while, "NVell," he said slowly, "I will see
what can be done."
When Rose left Miss Reed, she walked slowly home with a very sad
heart. "Oh,', she thought, "if I could only finish up these two months, I
could take the teaeher's examination and perhaps get a position. But what's
the use of grieving over it? If mother sees that I have been crying, it will
only make her worse." So when she went to her mother's bed-side there
was a faint attempt at a smile on her lips.
"VVhere have you been so long?" asked Mrs. Colbert fretfully.
"Only over to the school a moment, mother." replied Rose. "I went
over to tell M r. Atkins that I could not attend school any longer."
"Not go to school any longer! why that will never do," exclaimed the
6'But mother there is no more money, and we owe a large doctor bill now,
I am going over to the mill tomorrow to see if I can get your place. U
"Oh! I can not bear to see my little girl give up nowg you know what
nice plans we had always made for you to teach, and I will soon be better
Rose did not answer for she knew very well that her mother would never
be nmch better, and that no matter how much she was opposed there was
only one thing to be done.
Early the next morning she went to the mill, inquired for the manager
and found him in his inner office. "I am Rose Colbert," she said timidly,
after he had shown her a ehair,"You will remember that my mother has been
employed here for some time, but she is ill now."
"Hem, Colbert, Colbertg yes, to be sure I remember Mrs. Colbert.
So you are her daughter? I have heard her speak of you. You are to grad-
uate this year I believe?"
"I thought so until recently," answered Rose, "but I find I must give
it up. I have come today to see if you have a place for me here."
"Why I heard that you were very anxious to get an education."
"Oh, indeed I do want an education, but mother is ill and the doctor
says she will never be much better, so I must get some money, that she may
have what she needs."
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11dCI'S of the Class of "ll Chest expansion .. .............. 8 ft
Handsome-st Boy ..................................... Earl Von Bargen
Future ocsupation. .
Most Awkward Boy . . .
Arms .... .....
Legs ...... .......
. . . . . 981 centimeters
. ..... turning the cog wheels of eternity
. .... ...... x nicroscopical
. . .like General Grantls sword
Movement ...... . . . .... 2 . .......... stealthy
Future occupation .... . . .professor in astronomy
Tallest Boy .......... .... . . . ....r..... Rodger Emmert
Altitude ......... .... 1 8000 Kilometers
Latitude ............ .......... ........ ...... 5 8 4 legrees
Distance from cranii
Fattest Boy ...... .....
Hat ...... ..... .
Hardest Student ........
Carnial tonnage . . .
llll to nearest stay .............. 10 inches
. . . . . . . . . . . .trimming Jupiter's whiskers
. ...... .................. R ansley Bateman
. ...... 208 bones
. ..... 840 kilograms
. . . ....... .... ..., 1 3 inches
. ............,... .......... s ize 15
. . . .slightly more than the Lusitania
. ..., 100,000 tons
Favorite Author .... . . . McCutcheon
Pastime ........ ........... e ating
Bedtime .... ........ Q .30 A. M.
Aspiration .... . . .raising .North Pole
Homliest Boy ......
Ears ........ .
Adanfs apple . . .
Nose ...... ......
Destiny. .presid't of
about ready to husk
institution for beautifying the human race
Most Athletic Boy .....................................,.. Don Miller
Legs. . ........... . . . . . .... worse than that
Victories won .................... secured a P. H. S. diploma
Favorite occupation .......................... .... l oafing
M.V.B. .......... .
R.E.B .... ....
G.b.H. .... .... .
D.D.M .... ....
E.N.R .... ....
Facts Briefly Stated.
Most valuable boy.
Juvenile but ready ball-player.
Wilful cunning bagpiper.
Right earnest brain-worker.
Enthusiastic entertaining bunch.
Greatly humorous boy.
Modest retiring child.
Always rather devilish.
Beloved only daughter.
Merry cute damsel.
Something dainty extremely.
Right jolly example.
Makes excellent goodies.
Mighty funny girl.
Reaches junior hearts.
Mother's merry helper.
Came soon home.
Inspiring, except heavy.
Right big laugher.
Rather sweet lump.
Nice graceful maiden.
Daring delightful manager.
Very excitable miss.
Fine amiable neighbor.
Just red pepper.
A penniless rounder.
Enters nothing rashly.
Hearty loving soul.
Famous musical toiler,
Ever very busy.
Coy enchanting waltzer.
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