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Vol. 1, No. 6.
OCALA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1918
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ENSIGN
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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.

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