CUMTUX
Vol. 1 No. 2
April 1922

 

 

 

Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Bell
Business Manager Ralph M. Smith
Asst. Business Manager Judson B. Smith
   
Assoc. Editors:  
Athletics Alton Burns
Social Helen Lissner
Ticklers Fred Abrams
Alumnae Alfred Wood
   
Faculty Advisers: Miss Rucker
  Miss Padrick

 

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EDITORIAL

SPRING

     Spring has come!  Winter has disappeared by a gentle stroke of the Divine Hand, and the most delightful season of the year is at hand.  Blossoms appear on the trees, foretelling the appearance of abundant fruit.  Buds are appearing and the bare trees are beginning to put on their summer coat of green.  A new spirit fills the soul of all and we forget our petty troubles, and rejoice with all nature that it is spring!  "The young man's fancy lightly turns", and there is a feeling of friendship and tolerance among all people.  In all this beauty of nature we wonder that any crimes could be committed or wrongs be done.
     As the Easter season approaches we remember that it was in that spring of long-ago when came the Resurrection from Death.  Everything had seemed so utterly forsaken and gloomy in the hearts of men, and then came the glorious awakening and the rejoicing of hearts which had been sad.  It awakened the world as spring does--to an assurance of eternal life.
     As that spring so many centuries ago had its awakening, let this one have its own.  Let us consider ourselves what we really are--the handiwork of God.  We are here on earth not merely to exist and enjoy life's pleasures, but to have a firm purpose in life and live in the real sense of the word.
    The Giver of the Spring-time has given us also the human mind, which is the "temple of the Almighty," and it should be treated as such.  Let there be in our hearts an awakening!  May we not take as an example the One who "increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and Man?"

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"WHAT TIME IS IT?"

     We need an electrical clock in our school.  All modern...

 

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....schools have a central clock with a bell in each room to ring at the exact minute a period is over, and then after a lapse of a certain time, perhaps two minutes, for the pupils to pass to the next class, the bell rings again.  The pupils appearing at class after this final bell will not be allowed to remain, but will be sent somewhere with no mark for that day.  No classes should be held after the ringing of the bell which ends the period.  This would systematize our work and give an equal amount of time to every period.  Glynn Academy needs an electrical clock.

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"LOVE-FORTY."

     At the beginning of the year work was begun on a basketball court at the right of the high school building.  It wasn't finished, however and now the basketball season is over.  It is a fine place to build a tennis court and a good one could be made in short order by some well directed and willing workers.
     Shall we get to work on it?

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     Students!  Patronize our advertisers.  These firms have been interested enough to co-operate with us and it is your duty to give them your patronage.  When you need school supplies, clothing, or anything else let "CUMTUX" be your guide to up-to-date merchants.

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     If a little indifference were overcome on the part of some of the boys, we might have a splendid track team.  There is a great deal of ability among the boys in Glynn Academy which should be developed.  Let us be ambitious for our school as well as for ourselves and enter enthusiastically into training for the track team.

 

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SOCIAL

ASSEMBLIES

     Since our last issue we have had several interesting assemblies.
     On Washington's Birthday we had an address by our popular principal, Mr. Eadie.  In his talk Mr. Eadie did not dwell so much on the well-known public services of the "Father of Our Country," but brought out in a most interesting manner the principles which actuated Washington as a man in every service rendered.  When he had finished we had seen Washington, not as a hero on a pedestal, but as a real human being beset by difficulties on every hand, and maintaining those standards so necessary for the best citizenship in our great country.
     Mr. Eadie does not have time to visit the upper assembly very often, but we always enjoy his talks, and he never fails to give us something worth while.---EDITOR

     On March tenth, we had the pleasure of listening to an interesting talk on the history of Brunswick, and especially Glynn Academy, by Mr. A.V. Wood, President of the Board of Education.  He told us very interesting facts concerning the founding of the public schools of Glynn County and Brunswick, tracing their development from the first land grant in the latter part of the Eighteenth century to the proposed memorial building to be erected in the near future.
     He also gave us an interesting account of the make-up and activities of our Board of Education.  Having been president of that organization for twenty-three years, Mr. Wood was able to present it in a most interesting manner.
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...welcome other members of our board or interested patrons to our morning assemblies.
                                                                                                 --CORNELIA LEAVY '22

     On Thursday, March twenty-third, the assembly period was filled with a short concert by the High School Orchestra.  We had heard announcements of orchestra practice regularly, but were beginning to despair of ever having the privilege of hearing the results of that practice.  The following numbers were rendered and thoroughly enjoyed by the assembly:  "Melody in F"--Rubenstein; "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi,"  and "Tuck Me to Sleep in My Old 'Tucky Home."---EDITOR.

THE BOX PARTY.

     As usual the "Red Terrors" have been the recipients of most of the social courtesies extended this past month.  In fact, the rest of us were beginning to be quite envious of them.
     One would think after having been "honored guests" at so many functions, they would become seasoned "belles"; but not so--no blushing debutante could be more modest than our famous "Terrors".
     On their return from the hard-earned victory with Waycross Hi-Y, Mr. Wood, manager of The Grand, tendered them a box party, for the athletic picture, "Two Minutes to Go", featuring the popular Charles Ray.  But when our modest heroes pictured themselves in the "limelight" in the presence of the crowd they almost refused to go.
     But it would never do to slight so generous and courteous an invitation, so the ever resourceful "Pop" Highsmith announced that the members of the team with the three substitutes would meet at Berrie's at 8:00 o'clock.  Upon assembling, each hero was instructed to depart in search of his "best girl friend" to help bear "the blushing honors thick upon him."
     The party was assembled about eight-thirty, and with brave front proceeded to enter the portals of "The Grand".  Led by Alton and "Weezie" with blushing, downcast faces, the group chaperoned by "Pop" Highsmith made their way to the box reserved for them.  Before the sheltering arms of that haven of refuge could be reached by the shy basketeers, to their utter consternation and everlasting embarrassment,....

 

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...all lights blazed on and the party was greeted with the vociferous applause of the assembled spectators.  A scramble for seats, and sighs of relief were heard as the lights were turned off and the picture started.
     It was a thrilling picture, and the scrimmage on the screen brought vivid memories to the basketball squad of a tied score and two minutes to play.
     The party included Misses Eloise Leybourne, Cornelia Leavy, Helen Busk, Laura and Mary Gignilliat, Sybil Bourne, Peggy Burns, Eleanor Missildine, and Messrs. Gene Gignilliat, Alton Burns, Henry Beach, Doles Wilchar, Frank Vogel, Lee Krauss, Wayne Jones, Albert Smith, and "Pop" Highsmith.
                                                                                    --LAURA GIGNILLIAT, '23

THE STRAW RIDE

     One of the many courtesies tendered to the victorious "Red Terrors" was the straw ride given them by Mr. Van Dyke, showing his appreciation of the team's successful year.
     The boys invited the girl's basketball squad to share their pleasure, and after securing chaperones, left for parts unknown in a well-padded truck.
     Our generous host had been very thoughtful, and we found several baskets of refreshments hidden in the truck.
     The long, well-lighted draw bridge near the pavilion at Darien proved to be the destination of the party, and became the center of attraction.  There refreshments were served and everyone enjoyed themselves to the fullest extent.
     The members of the team extend their heartiest thanks to Mr. Van Dyke, for this generous attention.
                                                                                  --ALBERT SMITH, '22

THE SAINT PATRICK'S PARTY

     One of the most enjoyable parties of the year was the Saint Patrick's party at the Y.W.C.A. Hall, Friday evening, March 17th.  At eight o'clock, gay young girls, members of the Girl Reserves could be seen going to the Y.W.C.A. Hall.  Each one wore something green, the Saint Patrick's color.
     Contests were held and games in which "Pat" was predominant were played.  All Girl Reserves became Irish for...

 

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...one night at least!  When one of the girls, seated at the piano began playing "The Wearin' o' the Green" everyone sang lustily.  Several other songs were sung during the evening.
     During an intermission a dainty salad course was served by members of the Social Committee of the Girl Reserves.  After the refreshments had been served, a number of the girls gathered in the kitchen, washed and dried the dishes, remembering Saint Patrick in their songs all the while.  Miss Tait and Miss Padrick were the chaperones.
                                                                                              --ANNE SMITH, '24

GIRL RESERVES

     The senior corps of the Girl Reserves is composed of girls from the ninth, tenth, and eleventh, grades of Glynn Academy.  The Girl Reserves organization is a part of the Y.W.C.A. which deals directly with girls in the grammar or high school and those of school age.  The purpose of the organization is "To find and give the best."  The Girl Reserve slogan is "To face life squarely."
     Before Christmas the members of the corps dressed eighteen dolls and had a Christmas tree for some of the poorest children of the city, who would not otherwise have had dolls, toys and a bit of the Christmas spirit.  The Social Service Committee is giving also a series of discussions on "The Insignia of a Lady."  The first discussion of the series was "With Her Friends" and it was led by Miss Padrick.  The second discussion "In Her Home", was led by Sybil Bourne.  The last two subjects of the series are "In Her Church" and "In The World."
     The Membership Committee has presented a vocational play, "The Hall With Doors."  This showed how many different occupations are open to women today.
     The Social Committee has given the club many pleasant outings during the year.  Five or six hikes have been enjoyed, as well as a Peanut Party, and a Saint Patrick's Party.
     The officers of the club for the ensuing year are:  President, Maud Riggsbee; Vice-President, Elsbeth Buck, Secretary,...

 

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...Ethel Davis; Treasurer, Lillian Gordon.  The advisors are:  Misses Tait, Tyson, Miller and Padrick.
     The Girl Reserves strive to live according to their purpose, their slogan, and their code, which is:
     "As a Girl Reserve, I will be:

          "Gracious in manner--
          Impartial in judgment--
          Ready for service--
          Loyal to friends."

          "Reaching towards the best--
          Earnest in purpose."
          "Seeing the beautiful--
          Eager for knowledge--
          Reverent to God--
          Victorious over self--
          Ever dependable--
          Sincere at all times."

                                                                                    --ETHEL DAVIS, '23

 

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SCHOOL NOTES

SPRING IS HERE!

     Not because "the swallows told us so", but by the blossoming out of the senior domestic science girls in their new frocks.  They showed the height of fashion and quite a talent as modistes.  The other girls of the class were quite envious of the pretty spring costumes.
     And oh, the savory odors that assail our olfactory nerves when we pass the kitchen on laboratory days!  The senior girls are specializing in salads and desserts, while the juniors are serving substantial and palatable meals.  Perhaps some day we will be invited to taste some of these delectable dishes.  Here's hoping!

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     There seems to have been quite a good deal of illness in our midst this past month.
    The absence of Miss McBryde on Thursday and Friday, March ninth and tenth, was a source of much regret among the pupils in her classes, who welcomed her back on Monday following.
     Mr. Adams was absent from his duties a week on account of an operation for tonsilitis [sic], but is back at his post again.
     Mr. Highsmith was absent one day, but even illness could not detain him longer from his beloved "Terrors."
     It is especially hard on the Seniors to be absent just now, but Jacob Wengrow had the bad luck to be detained at home an entire week on account of illness in the home.  Also Elizabeth Harris, Jewell Mitchell, Alice Kenner and Mary Parker of the Senior class have had the misfortune to be absent on account of illness.

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     Report cards last week!  Carried home with joy or sorrow--according to the tale they tell.  And what tell-tales they are!

 

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     Too bad the track team fizzled out so dismally!  Does that mean that Glynn High is losing the school spirit we thought so well-developed by our basketball squad?  Let us hope not.  Surely we are not "slackers" and "quitters."

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     Watch our advertisers, students!  Be loyal to those who are loyal to us!

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     We are sorry to note that Miss Miller was unable to meet her classes one day last week on account of illness.  Mrs. Eadie substituted for her.

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     Tests!  The bete noir of the average student, we have with us again.  How quickly do they roll 'round--and with what fear and trembling do we meet them.  But when the paper returns with "E"--"V.G." or even the humble "G" in one corner, we start on the next lap with renewed courage; but it is perhaps only human that we dislike them.

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     The Senior English class enjoyed a visit from Mr. A.V. Wood recently.  In his talk to the class he brought to our minds the fact that we are nearing the close of our last happy year at Glynn Academy.  There is a peculiar mingling of sadness and gladness when we realize the nearing of our graduating night.

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     We are all glad to welcome the return of Margaret Ballard after two weeks absence on account of a painful accident.  Tho she is dependent upon a cane, we hope to see her entirely recovered in the near future.

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     Rev. F.D. Thomas, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and Dr. Hudson, a returned missionary from China, visited our assembly one morning recently.  Dr. Hudson led our devotional exercises and told us some very interesting things about China.

 

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     Misses Tyson, Miller, Eloise Leybourne, Cornelia Leavy, May Smith, Kenneth Bell, and Ed Bruce, were among the Brunswickians who witnessed the Hi-Y game at Waycross.

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     A pleasant party composed of Mr.  and Mrs. A.M. Smith, Misses Tyson and Miller and May Smith witnessed the Brunswick-Reidsville game.

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     Among the Glynn Academy fans at the Brunswick-Benedictine game were, Cornelia Leavy, Annie Smith, Daisy Lazarus, Helen Lissner, Tillie Borchardt, Elizabeth Harris, Alfred Wood, Kenneth Bell, Ralph Smith, Mr. Eadie and Mr. Morris.

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     The Ninth Grade is planning a party for some Friday evening in the near future.

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     While unstinted praise has met the victorious basketball team on all sides, we think it only fair that the faithful "fans" should have their full share of credit.  Not only have they been faithful at the home games, but have accompanied the team on their trips and in no small measure assisted in carrying home the victorious score.  At all of the games played in Savannah, especially those with the Benedictines and Reidsville, it looked as if a greater part of Brunswick had moved to Savannah, so royal was the attendance of Brunswick fans.  There is no doubt that the enthusiastic support from the side lines causes a stubborn determination in the minds of the players not to disappoint their royal friends who are supporting them.

 

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ATHLETICS

     On March 4th, the "Red Terrors" journeyed to Waycross to lock horns with the reputed Hi-Y basketeers of that city.  Realizing the comparative strength of their opponents, the locals did not lose anytime in getting away to an early start.  Vogel to Burns to Beach, or the dependable "Number Four Signal" cast a look of gloom over the countenances of the Waycross fans.  When the whistle blew for the end of the first half, Brunswick had got away to the commanding lead of 14-9.
     It was during the next half that many cases of heart failure developed.  By stubborn fighting the Hi-Y basketeers brought their score within striking distance of our count.  With forty seconds to go, and the "Red Terrors" leading by the small margin of 19-18, Campbell, Hi-Y forward, registered a field goal, which brought gloom to the hearts and tears to the eyes of the Brunswick substitutes, and the many rooters from our city who accompanied the team.  The Waycross rooters went wild, and with visions and hopes of a well earned victory by a one point margin, they literally took off the roof of the auditorium with their shrills and yells.  However, their visions and hopes were soon shattered; the plucky determination of the local cagesters would not die, that "Never-Give-Up" spirit, and within ten seconds of the time limit, a field goal was made making the count 21-20.  Imagine the overabundance of joy and happiness in the Brunswick colony, when, five seconds later, the whistle blew for the end of the game, with Brunswick on the long end of the sensational score of 21-20.

 

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     On March 17, the "Red Terrors" basketball team were guests at the weekly luncheon of the Young Men's Club.  Always anxious to be near their supporters, and incidently [sic] a well-prepared luncheon, the boys did not lose any time in accepting the invitation.  On their arrival at the designated "Palace of Pleasures" they were confronted by a large gathering of splendid young men, and a most appetizing meal.  It was then and during the next thirty minutes that the hosts were entirely forgotten by these guests.  As such honors are not so very frequent, the members of the team enjoyed themselves to the utmost.
     Mr. Fred Warde, a most enthusiastic booster and financial supporter of the Red Terrors, then presented to the team a check for $50.00 donated by the citizens of Brunswick.  On behalf of the squad, Alton Burns, Business Manager, made a speech of appreciation.  Mr. Highsmith then introduced the squad to the club, and after a pleasing program, the meeting was adjourned.
     The "Red Terrors" are hoping that some day soon they will be able to repay the kindness of the Young Men's Club.  If there is anything we can possibly do for them, it is our wish that they let us know, and we will do it with enthusiasm, and to the best of our ability.
     Another much appreciated courtesy was the banquet tendered the squad March 21 by Mr. Jack Gardner, proprietor of the Royal.  In anticipation of the "spread" the boys took in all kinds of strenuous exercise during the afternoon in order to do ample justice to the feast.  However, "actions speak louder than words" and the quick work through the many courses served to demonstrate to Mr. Gardner that he knew the way to a boy's heart.  We are sorry to report that one of our member was actually unable too [sic] report at school the following morning.
     After speeches by Mr. Warde, Mr. Gardner, Coach Highsmith, and different members of the team, the "gang" departed for the Bijou Theatre, fully satisfied that if you want a good meal journey to "Jack's Place."

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     Now that signs of spring are apparent everywhere, let us turn our minds to the national pastime, baseball.  Enthusiasm is running high among the many lovers of this sport who are enrolled in Glynn Academy.  From now on the sound of the bat will be heard among the many candidates...

 

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...who are working hard to cinch a berth on the team.  Although there are many places that will have to be developed, Coach Highsmith is very confident that he can fill them with ease.  There are many to choose from and Glynn Academy will be represented by the best calibre.  Games are being arranged with out-of-town teams, and the indications are that Glynn Academy will meet with a most successful season in baseball.
     "LET'S GO!"

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THE GLYNN ACADEMY-REIDSVILLE GAME.
BY FREDERICK MACGREGOR, '23.

     The "Red Terror" team of Glynn Academy brought the basketball season to a successful close by clinching their claim to the championship of South Georgia when the defeated the fast five from Reidsville in Savannah by a score of 39 to37.  From the time Referee Buckley blew the starting whistle it was evident that the two teams were well matched.  The spectators were massed around the court.  Reidsville on one side and the Brunswick supporters on the other.  It seems strange that Reidsville could have gotten such a crowd of supporters from a population of only 452, but it is probably that a large number of Reidsville rooters were Savannahians.  There was such rooting from both sides that a continual din was kept up and even "Pesky" Hodges could not be heard above the uproar.  From the very start it was a nerve-racking ordeal for supporters of both sides.  When the husky "Purple Scorpions" took the lead, the Reidsville crowd went wild and those from Brunswick felt somewhat anxious; but not long.  The "Red Terrors" began to climb, and when the time-keeper's pistol ended the first half, the score stood 24-23 in Glynn Academy's favor.
     From the sound of the referee's whistle at the beginning of the second half, the spectators were kept forward in their seats because the score was first tied by one side only to be broken, then tied by the other, and so on throughout the entire time.  Neither side could take the lead of more than two or three points, and when the time-keeper's pistol brought the second half to a close on the tie of 33-33 the crowd went wild.  Referee Buckley ordered...

 

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...an additional five minutes of play.  During this time one hardly dared breathe.  Brunswick shot the first goal, but Reidsville retaliated with a pretty shot; Brunswick shot again, and again the Reidsville team tied the score.  Brunswick shot again and the game ended there with the score 39-37 in favor of the "Red Terrors".  At the sound of the time-keeper's pistol many rushed down to the court to congratulate the victors, while others dropped into their seats utterly exhausted from the forty-five minutes of nip-and-tuck play.  Naturally the Brunswick supporters were highly elated and proud of their team that had played fourteen games and yet undefeated, while those from Reidsville, and the Savannahians who rooted for them, were bitterly disappointed.
     The star of the Reidsville team was Jerry Alexander.  He played a fine game backed by the rest of his team.  He scored 33 of Reidsville's points.  The honors of the "Red Terrors" would be hard to divide because they all played a fast game and worked together.  Alton Burns led in shooting, ringing seven field goals and seven fouls, a total of 21 points.  Gignilliat came next with the total of 10 points to his credit.  Beach was next in line with 8 points.  Vogel played a fast and steady game and was in important factor in the victory.  Wilchar was put out on personal fouls in the first few minutes of play by the Reidsville umpire who had an unusually keen eye for personal fouls on an important man.  Lee Krauss substituted for him and played a heads-up game against the husky 'Purple Scorpion" forward J. Alexander.  Much of the evening's glory belongs to him.  The box score was:

BRUNSWICK 39

 
Burns, rf.  [21] Collins rf
Beach, lf.   [8] J. Alexander, lf  [33]
Vogel, c. Southwell, c.  [4]
Gignilliat, rg.  [10] Moore, rg.
Wilchar, lg. L. Alexander, lg.

     Substitutes:  Krauss for Wilchar.  Fouls:  J. Alexander 9 out of 18.  Burns 7 out of 9.  Referee, Buckley.  Time-keeper, Bounds.

 

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ALUMNAE

By ALFRED C. WOOD, JR.

     Mr. Hailey Martin, '21, recently received honors at Georgia Tech, being awarded a sweater for the excellent record made on the Freshman Basketball team.  He also played with the Tech Band which accompanied the football team to New York.

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     Mrs. G.A. Stacy, '14, formerly Miss Agnes Hardy, is now Assistant Secretary at the H.M. Miller Furniture Co.

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     Paul Warwick, of the class of '14, is attached to the staff of The Atlanta Constitution, of Atlanta, Georgia, where he is making good.

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     Miss Miriam Abrams, '14, is at present time Director of Physical Culture, at Glynn Academy.

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     Mr. Milner Arnold, '14, is employed in the Civil Service and resides at Palo Alto, California.

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     Mrs. Joseph B. Gardner, '14, formerly Miss Christine Knudsen, is employed as stenographer for M.H. Burroughs & Co.

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     Mrs. Richard Walker, formerly Miss Susie Tait, of the class of '14, at present resides in Edgefield, South Carolina.

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     Mrs. Luther West, formerly Miss Mary Thomas, of the class of '14, at present resides in Crossville, Tenn.

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     Willard Krauss, of the class of '19, who is now attending Georgia Tech, won distinction on the College Hill Golf Course in Atlanta not long ago by an iron drive of 167 yards.  This is believed to be the first hole ever made in one shot on...

 

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...this well known course.  His emprise hole entitles him to membership in the Hole-in-One-Club, and a dozen golf balls.

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     Mrs. Earl M. Cannon, formerly Miss Gladys Dunaway, of the class of '14, resides in Abbeville, Georgia.

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     Eugene Ratcliffe, '14, died while in service in France in the late World War.

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     Daniel A. Krauss, '14, is at present employed at the David Davis Company, of this city.

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     We are glad to receive two contributions from members of the class of '21.

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LIFE AT THE G.A.B.

    The G.A.B., as the Georgia-Alabama Business College is affectionately and familiarly called, is a live, wide-awake business college, with a Bookkeeping, Shorthand and Typewriting, and a Printing Department.
    The Bookkeeping Department on the third floor, is one of the leading departments.  The same set of books are used at Glynn Academy, but there are more sets to be completed before the diploma is awarded.
     The typewriting department contains about one hundred typewriters, and is a large, well lighted hall on the second floor of the building.  Here students are being trained to be good typists and stenographers for the business men of the South and the United States.
     The third, and possibly most interesting department, is the Printing Department.  This department is in two divisions, the Monotype training department, and the Linotype division.
     The name "Monotype" was made by prefixing the word "mono" meaning one, to the word "type."  A monotype, then, is a machine that casts a piece of type containing one letter or character at time.  Two separate machines are required in the Monotype Department.  One is the Keyboard; the other, the Caster.  The Keyboard is so arranged that when a key is pressed a paper ribbon is perforated with a certain arrangement or grouping of holes.  This...

 

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...ribbon is then put on the caster, and, when the machine is started, brings the molds for the different characters into casting position.  Hot metal is then automatically forced into the mold, and the piece of type is cast.  In the G.A.B. there are about six Keyboards and the same number of casters.
     Let us turn to another department with which the writer is more familiar.
     There are about thirty Linotypes in the school.  The name Linotype tells the work of this machine at once.  It casts a "line of type" at a time, instead of a single letter as does the Monotype.  There are Linotypes of all models on the floor, as well as several Intertypes, which are practically the same as Linotypes, but manufactured by a different company.  The average Linotype weighs about 2,600 pounds, so when they are once placed in one position on the floor, they are generally left there.  In spite of the great size of the machines there are many delicate adjustments which, if they are changed ever so slightly, will prevent the machine from running.  Each Linotype keyboard contains 90 keys, and the value of the operator is measured by his speed on the machine.
     Each student has five hours a day on a machine.  The rest of the day is given to lectures on mechanics, lectures on printing, and grammar and spelling classes.
     The combination of these three departments for the production of badly needed help, makes this a very attractive school indeed, and new students are enrolling every day.
                                                                                                    --Peyton S. Fortson
    Peyton was too modest to tell the fact that he holds the speed record on the Linotype in his college.--EDITOR.

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LIFE OF A FRESHMAN AT "UNIVERSITAS GEORGAE"

     Whether one excells [sic] on the athletic fields, in the lecture rooms, or on the ball-room floor you are sure to find ample opportunity to display this talent at "old Georgia."
     When the Freshman first arrives in Athens his education is begun by the Sophomores, who endeavor to start him on the "straight and narrow path."  Soon however Sophs,,,

 

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...begin to believe that the time has come to let the Profs. try their hand on the new arrival.  Work starts in earnest and in a week at the most the greenest Freshman has learned the ropes.  They attend the lectures and those who are to excell [sic] there soon show themselves.
     In the meantime the Athletes have been spending all their spare time hard at work on Sanford Field, and at last the first football game arrives.  'Midst the shouts of thousands of spectators the strains of "Glory, Glory, to Old Georgia" rise from the field as the men in the "Red and Black" score the first touchdown of the season.  The score has been in Georgia's favor and that night comes the celebration.  This varies from simply ringing the chapel bell, to a "night shirt parade" to Lucy Cobb, a "free" picture show, depending on the importance of the game.
     On the date of the Auburn game there comes the annual migration to Columbus.  Many students catching rides over there in box cars who will return via Pullman if Georgia wins.  [For the last two years the return via Pullman has been in order.]
     After the football season closes comes the term exams, then the Christmas Holidays.  On the return to Athens the winter term begins.  During this term all the fraternities give dances, the Pan-Hellenic Council several, and some others by Athens organizations.
     With the advent of spring comes the second term exams, and baseball.  Each student jealously watches the weeks "cuts" that are allowed him in each class every term, so that he can see all the base ball games, stay at home longer at Easter, and still save one or tow for any emergency that might turn up.
     In the latter part of April, the Spring Dances are held.  It is at this time that the fraternities have their house parties and the whole University takes on "gala" attire for several days.
     After this the base ball team must finish a successful season and then final exams, but with them comes one consolation.  The fact that there are only three months to wait until you start back to Athens.
     Taking it all in  all GEORGIA can't be beat by any place elsewhere.
                                                                                                            --Charles L. Gowen, '21

 

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TICKLERS

Mrs. Rucker--"What is a party platform?"
Cornelia--"Er-er-I know what a platform is, but not a party platform."
Louise--"Oh, a party platform is a campaign."

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Judson--"Mr. Young, is it correct to say:  'The snake locomotes along?'"

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Mr. Young--"What do you know about the alimentary canal?"
Herman--"What state is it in, Mr. Young?"

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Teacher--"Can you tell me what shoes are made of?"
Tommie--"No ma'm, but banana skins make awfully good slippers."--Exchange.

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Teacher--"What steps would you take if a fire broke out in school?"
Johnnie--"Long."--Exchange.

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Miss Rucker--"What countries financed America in the Revolution?"
Margaret--"England financed America during the Revolution."

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Mr. Young--"What does carbohydrate mean?"
Judson--"Sweet."
Kenneth--"She is a carbohydrate girl."

 

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FAVORITE SAYINGS OF THE TEACHERS

Miss Rucker--"Children, be specific in your answers."
Miss Macon--"Sister."
Miss Tyson--"I'm so w-o-r-r-i-e-d!"
Miss Miller--"Ah, it gets away."
Miss McBryde--"Now, friend."
Mr. Highsmith--"Listen here".  "Zowie".  "Ho!"
Mr. Young--"I'm going toe [to] Darien."
Mr. Morris--"Don't go out the front door until the bell rings."

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     It would be hard to find a man more absent-minded than the dentist, who said soothingly, as he applied a tool to his automobile, under which he lay, "Now this is going to hurt just a little."--Exchange.

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Miss Macon--"Can anyone tell me what it was John Silver was nicknamed in "Treasure Island?"
[Silence]--"Was it Silver Leg?"
Daisy E.--[In bright voice].  "No, peg-leg."

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Miss Rucker--"Where did the Barbary companies trade?"
Fraser--"With the Barbarians."

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Is Norman GREEN?
Why is Hugh AIKEN?
Is Naomi PRIM?
Is Herman GAY?
Is Ethel BROWN?
Is Afren [sic] WOOD [en]?
Is Kenneth [a] BELLE [belle]?
Is Seward [a] KNIGHT?

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Miss Macon--"Who was the heroine of 'Silas Warner'?"
Francis Baker--"Silas."

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Eloise [in utter disgust]--"I can't draw this ole frog."
Daisy--"No wonder.  You can't even draw your breath."

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     Toni Spagoni was having his throat examined at the hospital.  "Say 'ah" said the doctor.  "Me no speak English," said Toni.--Exchange.

 

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CONTRIBUTIONS

"THE CHINESE LANTERN"

     A number of the pupils of the Senior high school have been practicing for a play to be given April 22nd, at the K. of C. Hall.  The proceeds will be given to the Athletic Association of Glynn Academy.  Very attractive costumes are to be worn and everything will be in Chinese style.  Those who are taking parts in the play are:  Daisy Lazarus, Eloise Leybourne, Helen Busk, Fred Abrams, Sybil Bourne, Cornelia Leavy, Kenneth Bell, Alton Burns, Gene Gignilliat, Hugh Aiken and Henry Beach.  The play is under the supervision of Miss Abrams and Mr. Highsmith.
     Three hundred years ago, Wiawana, the great artist painted a picture, into which, when it was completed, he went to live.  With the picture possessing the soul of Wiawana as an inspiration, Mr. Olangsti has become an artist and founded a studio.  But though Mr. Oglansti [sic] has the true feelings of an artist, he is married to a shrew and has a fat son whose only ambition is to be a grocer.
     With Mr. and Mrs. Olangsti lives a little Korean girl, about whom an oracle has said "whosoever Mee Mee marries shall become the greatest living artists."  Mr. and Mrs. Olangsti are therefore anxious the Mee Mee and Yunglangsti marry.
     Mee Mee is in love with Tiki Pu, the studio drudge, who is the only student who has really the heart of an artist.  Therefore Tiki Pu is harshly treated by the master of the studio and when finally he calls on Wiawana to help him, the old artist responds, coming out of the picture and taking Tiki Pu into it with him.
     Three years have elapsed, it is the day ordained for Mee Mee's marriage to Yunglangsti.  It is also the day for the great picture to be sold.  Mee Mee is desperate.  In her despair she calls aloud for Tiki Pu.  The light in the picture glows.  Wiawani steps out leading Tiki Pu back into...

 

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...the world.  It is the "Feast of Lanterns" and the students are celebrating both the festival and the approaching wedding.
     They rush in with the bridal chair and seize the bride, but Yunglangsti, the groom, cannot be found.  "Ah, Tiki Pu, he'll make a fine gloom!"  So Mee Mee and Tiki Pu are taken away and the oracle is fulfilled.
                                                                                                           --CORNELIA LEAVY, '22

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TRIP TO ARCO

     Several days ago, through the courtesy of Manager Welsh, the boys' chemistry class was permitted to visit the Atlantic Refining Company's plant at Arco, Ga.  This plant is now one of the largest of its kind in the world and has twenty years' building program, which, if carried out, will make it the largest of its kind in the world.  This plant has good shipping facilities.  It is situated on Turtle River and can command both water and rail transportation as three first class railroads run by it.  All of the crude oil or petroleum is brought from the Company's fields in Texas and Mexico and is transported in the Company's ships.
     First we went out to the water front where the oil is unloaded.  The ships are connected to large storage tanks by pipes, the oil then being pumped from the ships to the tanks by large electric pumps at the pump house.  Oil is pumped from the main steam pump-house to load ships.
     This pump-house is the real heart of the plant.  It has the same functions in the plant that the heart has in the body.  Just as the heart sends blood coursing through the veins so the pumps send oil coursing through the pipes.  All of the oil first passes through the pump-house and by means of many valves and networks of pipes it is distributed to the stills, and to and from various tanks as a blend is desired.
     The crude oil i pumped to the crude stills.  Here the oil is boiled.  The temperature gradually rises and the products come off according to their boiling points.  The crude oil is broken down into gas, fuel oil, gas oil, and crude lubricating oil.  The fuel oil is used at the plant for fuel, the crude lubricating oil is shipped to other points to be refined, and the gas oil is refined here.
     The gas oil is pumped to the high pressure stills, where it undergoes a process of "cracking."  Here under certain...

 

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...conditions the gas oil is heated and "cracks" or decomposes into lighter gas oil and gas.
     The gas oil or gasoline oil is pumped to the steam stills and here it is purified for the last time.  After its final purification, it is shipped over the country in large tank cars to be used as motor fuel, and light and heat fuel.  We observed at this set of stills the process for removing carbon from the gasoline formed at the steam stills.
     The gas liberated at the high pressure stills is pumped to the gas purification plant.  Here it is washed and scrubbed by being passed through a tank, which contains hollow tile, with running water over it.  The gas is then passed through compression, expansion, and cooling stages and gasoline or any other liquid in it is extracted.  After this last process of purification, the gas is stored in a large tank and is used for light and fuel at Brunswick and for fuel at the plant.
     There is also a large power house at the plant.  They make all of the electricity that is used at the plant and in the homes of the employees.  This power house consists of tow large steam turbines, air compressors and switchboards.
     All fuel burned at the plant is either fuel oil or gas made at the plant.  We noticed especially the drains and other modern devices for keeping the plant clean.  There were also many recording instruments.  These instruments register automatically the heat at each still at all times of the day and night.  The Company has a laboratory for the purpose of testing all products.
     Last but not least, we noticed the modern methods of preventing and fighting fire.  All of the plant is divided into sections.  There is a concrete fire wall around each section.  If a tank catches afire, the oil can be drained off from the bottom to another tank.  Also they have the ground networked with pipes.  There is a valve in every section connected with these pipes.  When the valve is opened, a solution of Foamite is immediately pumped over the ground and by means of carbon dioxide is liberated, the fire is smothered.  The whole grounds of the plant can be covered with Foamite in a few seconds.
     Upon leaving the plant we noticed that there were several large storage tanks in the process of construction.  These are just outside the present fence of the plant and is a good indication that the Company has plans for the near future.  We pass through Arco and were impressed with...

 

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...the order and neatness of the village.  This trip is the second of several trips anticipated by the class and was taken just at the time we were studying oil refining.  As a whole we enjoyed the trip and derived much benefit from it.
                                                                                              --ED BRUCE, '22

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"UNSUNG HEROES."

     There are unsung heroes in every walk of life; there are numbers of people who never receive the praise which they deserve.  In every business there are men who do things for which they do not get the credit.  In every line of athletics, there are those who give their time, trying to help the cause and keep the first line men in good condition.  Every football team that represents a school or college has members who give their time and thought to make the team a success.  No baseball, basket-ball or football team can be successful without a second team, men to manage the finances, business managers and those who help in various other ways.  An organization cannot be a success without such people.
     The first line men receive much and well-deserved credit, but those who do not make the first team and yet keep working continually to improve that first team, deserve a great deal of credit also.  Unfortunately this is often overlooked, the scrubs are forgotten in praise of the first team.
     Glynn Academy has some boys of this type, who knew they could aid the school and the team by helping in different phases of the work.  They are the ones who manage the finances, take care of the court or who are scrubs.  There is infinitely more to it than just "playing the game."
     Some of these boys from Glynn Academy are:

Ralph Smith
Kenneth Bell
Connie Miller
Sidney Harris
George Gowen
John Thomas
James Critchfield
Herbert Lazarus
Seward Knight
Bernard Owens
Courtland Gilbert

--JUDSON SMITH, '22                    

 

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