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Vol. 1, No. 6. OCALA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1918 OCAL ENSIGN ii 11 ii J w! 5 Cents Per Copy Every Woman, Play, Comes Everywoman, as produced by Sav age's company in Gainesville last Thursday, January 24th, was as won derful as the advertisers foretold that it would be. It is unique in having the characteristics of musical comedy, grand opera and pure drama all three. The author, Mr. Walter Browne, probably got the suggestion for at least the title of his production from Ben Jonson's Elizabethan comedy, Every Man in His Humor. But Ev erywoman is much deeper. It goes to the very heart of a woman's soul- of any woman's. It is an allegory of Ev erywoman 's Pilgrimage in Quest of Love. There are five acts, in the following order: . ; ,;v - ',.:-J; Act I. Scene: A Room in Every woman's Home. , Act II. Scene: Or? the Stage of a Metropolitan Theater. i."V Act III. Scene: Everywoman's Apartment in the City. Act IV. Scene: New Year's Eve on Broadway, New York, Act V. Scene: The same as Act I., ! Everywoman's Home. As the custain rises, a shadowy figure appears, who asks us to "Be merciful, be just, be fair, To everywoman, everywhere. Her fault are many. Nobody's the blame.". This Nobody, for a chorus has a most impressive personality. Nobody questions Youth, Beauty j and Modesty, Everywoman's three graces. As they dance before our ad miring eyes, they are undoubtedly the living embodiment of what they represent. jnow, mto ner own room comes - 1 1 -. i i ' erywoman, golden-haired, fair of face and f orm,-mellow of tone, innocent in her"uncbn"sci6us" simplicity. She loves hergracesasthey hover about her." Her first fatallywrong step comes when she turns to her long mirroi and beholds, at first, her white-clad, goldenicrowned self then w hat? The smiling countenance of Sir Flat tery! He tells, her of the power she knows not of ! which lies in )' her Beauty, and advises her - to ...".go, in quest of King Love. This she immed iately determine to do so, in spite of Modesty's suggestion . that Love should seek the maiden instead of .her going out to find him. Then comes Truth who has always dwelt in Everywoman's garden but whom Everywoman has thought very little about and who now appearsfass an unsightly bent 'old woman. Truth's son, none other than Kr'ng Love him-j self, insists upon speaking to Every woman to urge her to refrain from the unmaidenly task she is about to undertake. But Everywoman, blinded j the high school instead of letting it by Flattery cannot recognize ' even j represent the immediate family. King Love, and thinks him only, a in taking al those who have grad peasant. s, ; uated, there will be a great many Nobody warns Everywoman. He f stars on our flatr: and we ask Mr. says, "Trust Nobody. Happiness is a mere poet's fantasy, a will o' the wisp something Everywoman , looks al ways to find but Nobody may ever j overtake." "Everywoman's quest leads her first to the stage of a Metropolitan the ater. We are allowed behind the scenes where the masks are off and the managers and actors are them selves. Everywoman no longer ap pears in guileless, flowing Grecian garments, but in blue velvet opera coat and black picture hat. At Every woman's first engagement in the the ater. Modesty has already been seized by rough hands and spirited away, Everywoman knows not where. Now, as Everywoman is fervently wooed by Passion, an actor, Modesty warns her in a vision before his kiss seals the troth. Everywoman gives a banquet and is crowned queen by her Bohemian friends. Wealth, in the hour of Ev erywoman's triumph as a popular star,' offers her is all, palaces, liv eried servants, Parisian gowns, jew els, limousines, yachts, power, at her feet. This time, as she is almost yielding. Conscience of the beautiful voice saves her. Beauty languishes during the scene, and, although fan ned and soothed by songs from Con science, ere morning dawns and the guests depart, she dies. J f , - Now, Everywoman again turns to her mirror and sees, instead of false Flattery, homely Truth. With a shriek, she breaks the glass, and rushes from the room. 1 ,: When next she appears, it is upon Broadway, on New Year's Eve. There a Wonderful i to Our Vicinity: The School Meet The West Coast school meet, held in Brooksville last year, was well at tended by Ocala contestants and vis itors. Everyone who went thoroughly enjoyed the many features. Tho' we came home with only one honor that won by Floyd Coleman, for his piano solo it did not "down" our spirits and there will be- representa tives from O. H. S. this "year. ,.' 5 The 1918 meet will be held in Dade City on the first Friday and Satur day in March. The program of con tests is little changed from previous years. Individual prizes and points will be given ... as formerly except, quartet value is doubled and athletics reduced one-third. The Knight & Wall Co. of Tampa has donated a beautiful cup for a three-year trophy. The school win ning the most points in the next three years will be awarded this cup as its permanent trophy. Until this is de- ciaea tne cup is neid by the respec tive winners of the next several mets. The purpose of the meet is to en courage in the schools contests in the difficult features of the meet. Local contests should be very popular giving a spirit, enthusiasm and friendly rivalry to the pupils and the school. The program for the 1918 meet is: Friday, 1:30 p. m.: Ready writing. Friday, 2:30 p. m.: Boys' declama- tion, piano and vocal solo. Friday, 7:30 p. m.: Girls' declama- rv-ition, quartet. i . . . Saturday, 8 a. m.: Spelling from Sand wick ..and Bacon. High School Speller. ' " --. Saturday, 9 a. m.: 100-yard dash; 220-yard, dash .440-yard rua.S80 yard run; 12-pound shot put; pole valut; running high jump; running broad jump ; 120-yard low hurdles; 880-yard relay. 1 SERVICE FLAG Our Service Flag has been a sub ject of much discussion among tht High School pupils for the last three weeks. . r f l- Y, J It was proposed at first to give ev ery person in the hierh school who had a brother in service the mivileirt 0f having a star on ,the flag. There are some boys in the High School who have"g6 ne into the service, who have no sisters no brothers 1 to represent them; and it is thought better by the majority " of the students to let each star : represent only . those, who . have j graduated and who have gone from Cassels to think about this and to see if he does not think that would be the better plan. , come and so the thrones e:av revel- lers, poverty ana vice, au josumg el bows. Wealth meets Everywoman, without recognizing her. When taken to task, he laughs her to scorn, re minding her that Everywoman must keep. Youth and Beauty near if she expects man to be true. And now Youth, the last of Everywoman's graces has gone. She wears a plain fitting, gray dress with a large, black shawl held tightly about her neck. Finally, as she crouches in a nook of the wall, shrinking from the snow, there passes before her, a priest chanting a funeral prayer. He is fol lowed by the pall bearers with their still burden; then the black-robed choristers; and, last of all, sweet voiced,, demure Conscience. As the chapel door closes upon the others, Conscience sings another of her Beau tiful songs, the burden of which is charity. Somehow, it warms Every woman's cold heart and when charity comes once more into her soul, truth returns to her. - Her eyes are opened and she sees Truth no longer bent and old but lovely of face and clad in royal purple. y . Truth leads Everywoman back to her old home where she finds await ing her King Love! And after all, was Nobody mistaken in saying that happiness is unattainable? J I At. last, after seing the play thru, we feel that we must, in the words of Coleridge, "rise the morrow morn a better and wiser person." " " " O. H. S. Girls Meet Defeat-Score 23-20 In one of the most thrilling basket ball games ever played on the local court, the O. H. S. girls lost to the Sanford girls on the 18th, by a score of 20 to 23. v The game was witnessed by one of the largest crowds that ever attend ed a basketball game here and there was quite a lot of "school spirit" shown even by many who do not at tend school now. From the very toss up of the ball it was very plain that the O. H. S. center, Kathleen "Leitner would out jump the Sanford girl but during the first half the playing was slow and at the end of the first half the score was 9 to 19 in favor of the visitors. . . In the second half the O. H. S. girls played harder and when Agnes Burford was put in as guard the score began to pile up, for the San ford team won through the inability of the Ocala guards to keep them from throwing goals. ; The playing of Ella Mae Rivers and Callie Gissendaner for Ocala and the goals made by Cora Lee Tillis of San ford were the features of the game. The line-up was as follows: Ocala Sanford Forwards : Callie Gissendaner Cora Lee Tillis Ella Mae Rivers May Thrasher Centers : Kathleen Leitner Helen Hand Louise Spencer Helen Peck Guards: ;''. Ruth Simmons Ethel Hurey Mertie Blalock Dorothy Remuph. On the first half Meme Davis sub stituted for Ruth Simmons and in the second half Agnes Burford sub stituted for Metrie Blalock. INTERESTING AND WITTY LET TER The following letter was received from a Florida boy who is now one of Uncle Sam's middies. Someone has sent him copies of the Ocaleean En sign, which accounts for the following friendly advice." "He : has experienced Staff troubles, having been business manager . of his high school annual, therefore he is in a position to give us valuable counsel. "Your p aperscameab out a week ago and we left for this God-forsaken wide place in Chesapeake Bay Jangier Sound. We are having bat tle practice and target practice That's why I haven't acknowledged them sooner. "They're fine! It must be a ter rific tide you have to pull against to get it out at all. Don't let the liter ary editor interfere with the busi ness manager and visa versa. That isn't advice, just merely something for efficiency of the Ensign". ; "In the United States there is a school spirit, but in about nine out of every ten persons it is inert. A good way to get advertising is to put it up to the student body from the school-spirit standpoint and offer a cash" prize to the largest reapers as auxiliary to the school spirit. Thib reversed will set the inert into action. We had rather have it said the first way we don't like to have ugly facts presented undisguised. If we didn't think how many diplomats would have to go to work. , "I've been bored to distraction for the last month. We've stayed in Hampton Roads and out here over a month. The best one can do is to have dinner at Hotel Chamberlin and dance.- The newest dance is the Chi nese Toddle. As a resident of Flori da I know it isn't danced there yet, therefore my . reason for" telling you. Norfolk is a village in action, the people prefer "Casey Jones" to Tan houser or Parsifol, to bed they creep when the sun goes down, and there's seven turnips to every pansy in town. "I noticed an article in the Ensign by some sailor. After it, was an edi tor's note saying 'from the above it doesn't seem that some of Uncle Sam's boys are treated so badly. Where did the editor get his first im pression that we are? "Sailors have the cream, soldiers, get the milk. Do you think I'd have come here without investigating? I am not so asinine as to drink from a bottle, because its contents look like water. I thought of being a soldier and sleeping in water and mud and eating maybe, also : of my thin Flor ida blood and this below zero weath er, then a warm ship and a regular routine of meals, so I made several friends among the officers and conse quently always get good jobs and very near anything else I want. They are easy if you proceed tactfully. Ocala Schools Entertain the Marion Teachers' Association The Hawaiian Singers A larger crowd than usual attend ed the Lyceum Course last Monday night. The Hawaiian Singers gave a most enjoyable and instructive en tertainment. One of the most interesting num bers was the singing of "Aloha Oe," the national hymn of the Hawaiians. It was preceeded by an announcement given by the manager of the campany. He told the interesting story of their late Queen Lill, who was seized and thrown into prison by the revolution ists. While there she composed this beautiful song, which has since been called the "The Hawaiian Farewell Song" or "Farewell to Thee." " The most fascinating thing about Hawaiian music is their original wa of . playing the guitar. Everyone who has ever heard Hawaiian phonograph music has wondered at the wierd wiry musical strain that is never heard elsewhere. This is the guitar played Hawaiian fashion. The "Ro sary" and a number of Hawaiian pop ular songs were played by the guitar soloist. The company was formed of two ladies and three men. All were na tive Hawaiians except one young la dy who is . an American. She has lived most of her life in Hawaii. She evidently loves the living there judg ing from her appearance when she sings the Hula songs. The two ladies played ukuleles while two of the men played guitars. The last but most certainly not the least played the violin. There was never a "mis-note nor mis-count on the violinists part but there was a miss-step in the dancing of "Yaka Hula Hieka." Hula.! but who could ex pect a man to keep his hands and feet going in opposite directions at the same time. The violinist took "Poor Butterfly" as his solo, which seemed just the right one for him for he had perfect Japanese features, v The manager of the company told us that people went to Hawaii for many different reasons. He told ot the young lady who wished to go foi the soul reason of seeing the equa tor. After sailing for two days she asked the captain where the equatoi was. He replied that it was not yet in sight. The following day he was confronted with the same question from the young lady "Captain, where is the equator?" The captain handed her some field glasses and told her to look toward the horizon and she would see the equator. "Sir, she said," "I see no equator" "Adjust the glasses and look again" he said. She adjusted the glasses again and looked. As she did the cap tain pulled a long straight black hair from his head and placed it cross wise before the field glasses, then he questioned: . "Do you see it now?" "Yes, yes!" she cried, "and there's a camel walking across it!" BOLSHEVIKI AND BOLSHEVISM Makers of dictionaries and ency clopedias . were wholly taken by sur prise when the party of Lenine and Trotzky suddenly took possession of Russia. News began coming in atout the Bolsheviki, which presumably was the plural form. But newspapers were left to struggle with the other forms, and the Russian editor was always out. In the dilemma the Star appealed to S. N. Harper, professor of Russian in the University of Chi cago, who recently returned from Russa. He replies: The plural is Bolsheviki and the singular Bolshevik. Now that the word has become so familiar in Amer ica I believe Bolshevism the strictly correct form for the substantive, should be used, and perhaps also the adjective form, Bolshevist. - So hereafter a Bolshevik rushes to a meeting of Bolsheviki, crying, "Rus sia is ready to accept Bolshevism; let the Bolshevist party control." Kan sas City Star. The article: "Wanted Pep," in the Stetson Collegiate ought to be read by every member of the Ocala High School. Maybe it will give them school spirit. - The Marion County Teachers' As-; sociation held their first meeting of the school year Saturday morning &t the Ocala High School, with an at tendance of nearly seventy. A good part of the time was taken up in perfecting the organization of the society and in the election of of ficers for the year. Miss Isabelle Mays, assistant prin cipal of the Ocala High School, was. elected president, Prof. Feagle of Dunnellon, first vice-president and. Miss Nellie Clyburn, principal of the Weirsdale school, second vice-president. Mrs. H. S. Wesson of the Ocala school was reelected secretary and' treasurer of the association. Mr. Braxton Beacham, the food ad-' ministrator, was present at this meet ing and addressed the teachers on the vital subject of co-operating with the government along this line. He also stressed the importance of the teachers bringing this matter before the pupils. Mr. J. H. Witney, his sec retary, also gave a short talk along similar lines. . Prof. Carr of Bushnell addressed the association in the interest of the "Florida School Room," a well known educational paper. , , Miss Mays put a motion before th house that this association should go on record as b.eing in favor of the national suffrage amendment. This was seconded by Miss Felecia Wil liams, after much trouble in getting recognition by the secretary, who was acting in the chairman's place also. They also passed a resolution con demning in the strongest terms po& sible the women picketing at the White House. This motion was made by Superintendent Brinson and hear tily seconded by Miss Mays. After adjournment, most enjoyable refreshmentswere served-by - Mis Conibear's Domestic Science - class, which consisted of escalloped oysters, potato salad, bread, butter and coffee. The next meeting of the associa tion will be held at Mcintosh on Sat urday morning, February 9th. ' YOUTH Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind. It is not a matter of ripe cheeks, , red lips and supple knees; it is a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions. It is a freshness of the deep springs of life. - Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timid ity, of appetite for adventure over love of ease. This often exists in a man of fifty more than a boy oi twenty. - Nobody grows old I by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self -distrust, fear and despair these are the long, long years that bow the heart and turn the greening spirit back to dust. Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being's heart the lure of wonder, the sweet amazement at the stars and at star-like things and thoughts, the undaunted challenge of events, the unfailing, child-like appe tite for what next, the joy of the game of living. You are as young as youth faith, as old as your doubts; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as. your despair. In the central place of your heart is an evergreen tree; its name is Love. When it dies you are old. In the central place of your heart is a wireless station. So long as it re ceives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, grandeur, courage and power from God and from your fellow men, so long you are young. Author Unknown. Prof.: What is the composition of water? Jones: Hydrogen and oxygen, 2 to 1 in favor of hydrogen. Ex. "War, war, war," wailed the speak er. Voice from the rear: "Hang a service flag on yer ear; yer brains gone to war." Exchange. Some one lent us a copy of the At lanta Prep-Pep. We think their ar ticles are first rate and we would like to se some other copies.