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February 5, 1931     Golden Valley News
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1 ' ' " ,, "" ]~titor ................................................. Mildred Tobias l~ews Editor ........................................... Angeline Wtcka Athletics .............................. : ................... James Stone Departmental News ...................... Dean Douglas, Myrtle Mayer ~atures ............................................. Elizabeth Russell ~ltt~ Editor ............................................ Thelma Dailey AS this is the initial appearance4~ Of the new staff we wish to ask They will learn the kinds of archi- the cooperation of the members of tecture and pick out the one they the faculty and the student body like best for the home they are h~ helping us to make this a big- planning. Then they are to pick pr and better fortnightly, out suitable furnishings for it. The Girls' and Boys Biology wwv ~rc UP? classes are both beginning the study _. " ....... of the structure of the human body HOW many of us get up when the which should be very interesting. alarm goes off during these nice The ~lrls in th~ G~n~ral Sci~ncp spring morn!ngs? . Instead don:t class are now studylng-'s~)und a--~d reacn ou~ our nanu ann pusn the fundamentals of musical in- tee lever to silent, flop over, and struments. take another nap? Yes, beds areLatin I. has begun the study of Throwing back the bed-clothes. we Jump out of bed, dash into the batheroom and splash our sleep- benumbed faces with fresh cold water, and then hastily don our school clothes. Running down the fast, we burn our ~ongue on a spoonfulcoop of hot coffee and choke on a spoonful of grapenu~s. Scran~bling into our coats we tear the lining in one of our sleeves and our arm does not come out of the hole designated for that purpose. Yanking on our berets, we burst filch cozy things that it's almost third declension nouns and is con- attempting the impossible to de- ttnuously adding to its stock of La- cltne the invitation for a few more tin vocabulary. winks before breakfast. And then Latin II. is well on its way to the what a hurry and scurry when we translation of Caesar's accounts of suddenly awake to find the hands theGallic campaigns. This work is of theclock pointing to 8:30! not proving as difficult as many had anticipated. A new course being offered this semester is that of farm accounts. In this course the transactions of a farmer will be kept from beginning to end over several years opera- stairs we trip on the carpet run- tions. The entering of inventories, net and fall the remaining rest keeping of records, making of fin- Of the way. Gulping our break- ancial statements are part of the semester's work. The class in Crops and Soils is working on the flax, sweet potato, and cotton enterprises. One new feature of this semester's work is the keping of a price graph of var- ious farm products every week for the rubber, and are forced to wear last winter s less stylish hat. (~rab- bing our school books, which needless to say have not been opened, we rush madly to the kit- chen door. The resounding slam of that unsuspecting victim echoes our departure. Mildred Tobias. PLEASE REMOVE YOUR RUB- BERS Everyone should wear rubbers these days--which isn t say~g that everyone does. If you don t wear rubbers you don~t ~eed o read any further., You may feel for us~ but you can t reach us. After plowing through blocks and blocks or as it sometimes seems--miles and miles--of sticky, gooy, grimy mud you finally drag wearily up to the door of the school house, only to be met at m~id door by the Janitor, with his ever-present co,n~and to take off your rubbers! Ill wager that if the janitor were ever awakened by burglars in the house, he would rise up in bed and say, "Take off your rubbers, please!" Gloomfly you wonder why the Janitor doesn't stand at the boys' entrance~boys are worse for mud than girls anyway, but of course you have to obey that command. Or maybe, if you have luck, the janitor will take off the offending rubbers for you. In case your luck is low, you scrape off inches of mud until you find the zip. It ~icks and you have a terrible time. Finally, after s long, hard strug~e, the rubbers are off. The-janitor very obligingly opens the door for you. You stagger up the stairs, carrying the mud- encrusted rubbers gingerly in one hand . You drop them on the floor in the cloak hall and that is where your revenge begins. The ]~nitor has to sweep it up. When school is dismissed every- one goes to the cloak room, puts on her rubbers--boys don't wear 'era. and the mud, as much of it as is still hanging on, comes off on the way down stairs. All rubbers are generally quite clean when their wearers reach the door. So much for the mud; but when there is srg3w on the ground you hear those same three little words, "Remove your rubbers," you won- der why, because the snow is un- doubtedly cleaner than the floor anyway. After thinking it over, you decide that the janitor does- n't want you to go around leaving 41can spots on the floor. Isn't human nature funny? After days and days of grey skies overhead, and snow underfoot comes a day when a rift appears in the somber grey. Pupils perk up and Joyfully sing "Here Comes the SUn," but they forget that the sun reduces the snow to mud--and North Dakota mud is stickier and gaoler and gummier than any r~If-respecting mud has a right to bet After all it doesn't make much differenee---"Please remove your tubbers" Elizabeth Russell. BEA~FI, N, D., ADVANCE Scenes and Persons in the Current News .. ::~!~ :..~'~!:: ~:::~:~:!il. :. ~.:::~'~il :~i~:- ;': :;~' ::::~::::