By THEA CLARKBERG
Biology: Now and Then
By W. D. Funkhouser, Headmaster 5th and 6th Forms
The Students of the Ithaca High School who have been taking biology during the past two years [after the fire completely destroyed the High School building in February of 1912] will no doubt look back upon their laboratory experience during these terms with a good deal of amusement, and will probably be able to tell in after life some interesting tales of their science work in the “dining room” and “back parlor” of the Wick. The joys of dissecting dish in a class of forty, with no water available, and only one towel for the entire class, will not be forgotten soon, while the unique laboratory tables, fashioned of unplaned boards set up on “horses” should linger long in their memories. However, these same students will have a feeling of pride in the fact that they rose to the occasion and with the true I.H.S. spirit attacked their work with enthusiasm and a saving sense of humor and carried the subject through to a successful completion.
The rain that beats the fallen leaves,
With a rhythm sad and slow,
Brings to memory time long spent,
An autumn long ago.
The late white rose in the garden,
Rain-stained its frail stem earthward bent
Mourns fair summer’s abandonment.
Over the moorlands, through the mists
That creep up from the sea,
The drifting wind, the plaintive moan,
Comes messageless from thee.
Students Express Ideas On Compulsory Military Training
The question asked this week was: “What kind of military training do you think the United States ought to adopt, and why?”
Tony DiGiacomo: “They ought to keep drafting those over 18 for a while, and keep them in for about 18 months. This is necessary because if anything ever happens in the future, then the United States will not be caught off guard, but will have men with some basic, necessary, military training.”
Clyde Tomboulian: “I think there should be no military training of any kind, except for perhaps 20,000 experts of the atomic bomb. These men must keep alert, for if we are to participate in the idea of world peace, we should have no right to keep other men in training.”
Howard Clark: “The military training that a man would get would become obsolete in a few years. If there is another war, it will be with machines, not men.”
Jack Swarthout: “. . . Peacetime training would be to me an infringement of initiative and personal freedom. . . . I suggest one year of training for all people, both men and women, 18 years old who desire to improve their physical conditions free of charge. This wouldn’t be any more of a public burden than compulsory training with overflowing insane asylums.”
Views on the News
By John Schappi
Two weeks ago the foreign ministers of the five major powers of the world met together in an attempt to reassemble the pieces of a war-scarred world. . . . It appears that progress in all disputes could be made if the distrust and suspicion of intent between Russia, on one hand, and Great Britain and the United States, on the other, could be eliminated. What is needed most is a clear understanding all around. It is generally conceded, however, that the present break will prove only temporary, and that there is no need for undue pessimism.
Fashions à la IHS
By Marian Burns
As the weather gets colder and colder, it’s only natural that fall outfits should make their appearance. Wool dresses seem to be the favorite of many, and Janet Raleigh shows originality with her pink one. It has the new fringed effect, with silver buttons down the side.
Something new and different! Lynne Seifert’s cute red shoes. For another “footnote” notice Mary Alex’s black suedes in the new style.
Fuschia is still a very popular color. Ginny Gee’s fuschia skirt with the beanie to match makes a striking combination when worn with the ever popular corduroy jacket. And speaking of corduroy jackets, the girls are really taking them over. The only boys ever seen wearing them are Bud Herron and Marty Shannon. Come on fellas, the girls begin to look more like you every day! . . .
Blue jeans? Ah, yes—of course no one would be seen without a pair, BUT, have you seen “Jo” Read’s blue “jean jacket”? This really tops your jeans off, and is very warm for the fall football games.