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ENSIGN OCALA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1918 Vol. 1, No. 7. 5 Cents Per Copy Honor Roll of Ocala Graded and High School The following students were neith er absent nor tardy during the first four months: Fourth Grade, A Pinckney Gement, Edward Schler eth, Louise Clement, Francis Lum mus, Adeline Malever, Delzelle Pas teur. Fourth Grade, B Jack Igou, Edgar Roberts, Sammy Savage, Margaret Chace, Netalie M in shall. Fifth Grade, A Louis Knight, Fred . LeSuer, Alice Cullen, Frances Mclver, Mary Flem ing Rawle, Chivalette Smith. Fifth Grade, B George Blowers, Hadly Shaw, Al bert Bullock, Annie Laurie Boyd, Marguerite Counts, Nettie Mathews, Alta Watson, I via Waterman, Sixth Grade, A Marjorie Burnett, Mary Carolyn Logan, Sara Rentz, J. W. Davis, El ton Henderly, Karl Henderly, John Troxler. Sixth Grade, B Fred Boyd, Charlie Brown, Carolyn Peyser, Marie Jones, Louie Smoak, Rae Barchan, Juanita Jones, Grace Fausett, Marion Hunter, Chester Robertson, Mabel Priest, Albert Frampton, Melville Little, Merchel Roberts. Seventh Grade, A Otto Beard, Wallace Canova, J. W. Crosby, William Hall, Lynn Hollin rake, Francis Pasteur, Lindsay Trox ler, Susie May Counts, Mildred Cros by, Jessie Dehon, Whildon " Gilmore, Clifton Sexton. Seventh Grade. B Ernest Beaton, Robert Igou, James Knight, Marion Lummus, Francis Polly, Sidney Cullen, Minnie Slott, Sophie Turch, Mary Woods, Brent Woods, vvrv-.'.T t: .. Eighth Grade, B Maudie Blalock, Lyndall Mathews, Marie Robertson, John Bouvier, Har ry Holcomb, Ralph Lopez, Harold Smith. Eighth Grade, A Elizabeth Wetherbee, Edith Ed wards, Irene Cam, Alma Priest, Law son Cassels, Moultrie Thomas, George Akin, John Cook, Walter Troxlerr Ninth Grade Ralph Cleveland, Duncan Elliott, Robert Hall, Reginald MacKay, Roy Priest, J. D. Robertson, Ralph Sim mons, Francis Talbott, Lily Clayton, Alma Hall, Elizabeth Hocker, Mar jorie Miller, Hazel McAteer, Mar jorie Rogers, Annie Rooney, Rhoda Thomas, Rose Wolf. Tenth Grade Homer A gnew, Marshall Cam, Wel lie Meffert, Mary Bryce, Lenore Col by, Miriam Connor, Dovie Gates, Winnie Gordon, Irene Henderly, Lu- cile Holleman, Estelle McAteer, Helen Veal. Eleventh Grade Allen Hollinrake, Tom Wallis, Ruth Simmons, Leonard Todd, Sara Hem don. Twelfth Grade Reuben Blalock, Harold Talbott, Leonard Todd, Beatrice Boney, Myr tle Brinson, Ann Benton Fuller, Dix onia Roberts, Rozelle Watson and Louise Spencer. The following students did not fall below 90 per cent in any subpect in the second quarter's examinations: Fourth . Grade, A: Louise Clement 88 per cent.; Maude Gary. Fifth Grade, A: Ted Drake, Louis Knight, Fred LeSueur, Louise Adams, Charlotte Chazal,. Alice Cullen, Mary Fleming Rawle, Frances Mclver, Pauline Shafer, 95 1-5 per cent. . Fifth Grade, B: George Blowers, Albert Bullock, Deward Moxley, Tom Whiteman, - Louise Adams, Annie Laurie Boyd, Theresa Condrey, 99 1-5 per cent.; Marguerite Counts, Nettie Mathews, Elizabeth Murray, Leonora : Toffaletti. Sixth Grade, A: Marjorie Burnett, Mary Carolyn Logan, 99 1-5 per cent.; Margaret Gerig, Ben Culverhouse. Sixth Grade, B: Grace Fausett, Caroline Peyser. Seventh Grade, A: Reese Hunni cutt, Mildred Crosby, Janet Culver house, Jessie Dehon, Cornelia Dozier, 98 per cent.; Mea Dozier Haile. Seventh Grade, B : Mildred Bullock, Margaret Hocker, 98 1-5 per cent.; Minnie Slott, James Knight. Eighth Grade, A: Lawson Cassels, Elizabeth Wetherbee, Edith Ed wards, 97 5-8 per cent. Eighth Grade, B: John Bouvier, 97 banter's tSoetrp ' i , : : - I.anier's characteristics as a poet and despite his achievements in prose, it is as a poet he must be considered primarily are such as to separate him from other American makers of literature. In the first place, his poetry has the glow and color of the South; an imagination and rhythm, which awaken an exultant delight in the sensative reader. He opened new possibilities of metrical and stanzaic arrangements, and therewith revealed new powers of word use and combi nations in modem English poetry. In passing, we might mention one form of Lanier's work, which, although not usually associated with him, nor ex tensively used by him, is, neverthe less, as clever ast the, works of those who have made a specialty of it. This is his humorous verse. The best of the humorous poems are those in negro dialect, one of which is "Uncle Jim's Baptist Revival Hymn," writ ten by Sidney Lanier and his brother, Clifford. The story is told of a Geor gia farmer, who driven to despera tion upon rising each morning to find that despite his f reedmen's hoes and plows; the grass had quite outgrown the cotton overnight set the whole state in a laugh by exclaiming to a group of his fellow-sufferers: "It's all stuff about Cincinnatus leaving the plow to go into politics for patriot-i ism; he's just a-runnin' from the mm nil J a 1 1. grass." mis state 01 tmngs, wnen the young roots of cotton were strug gling against the hardier multitudes of grass suckers is universally de scribed in plantation language by the phrase "in the grass." Uncle Jim seems to have seen in it so much re semblance to his own Baptist church, overrun as it was, by the cares of this world, that he has written the follow ing hymn: Ole mas'r blowin' the mornin' horn, And he's blowed a powerful bias'; Comer Baptis, come hoe- the corn, Cause ye's mightily in the grass, Cause ye's mightily in the grass. The bluejay squealed to the mockin' bird, "Stop! Don't you gimme none of your sass, You better sing a song for the Baptis' crop Cause they's mightily in the grass, Cause they's mightily in the grass." And the ole crow croak, "Don' work, no, no." But the field lark say, "Yaas, yaas." And I s'spec you mighty glad, you debblish crow, That the Baptis's is mightily in the grass,.. : That the Baptis's is mightily in the grass. , Lord, thunder us up to th' plowing ground, per cent.; . Harry Holcomb, 97 per cent. Ninth Grade: Reginald MacKay, Elisabeth Bennett, Alma Hall, Eliza beth Hocker, 98 1-3 per cent.; Annie Rooney. - Tenth Grade: Virginia Beckham, Miriam Connor, 96 3-5 per cent.; Sara Dehon, Winnie Gordon, Lucile Holle man, Estelle McAteer. Eleventh Grade: Allen Hollinrake, Marquerite Edwards, Sara Herndon, 96 1-2 per cent. Twelfth Grade: Harold Talbott, Agnes Burford, 95 2-5 per cent; Dix- onia Roberts. The high school pupils whose names are given above were those who made an average of 1 per cent or above in the second quarter's examinations. MARSHMALLOW ROAST FOR IN VERNESS BOYS The boys of the Ocala High school team entertained the boys of the In verness team at a dance and Marsh mallow roast Friday night at Silver Springs. Dancing was enjoyed thru out the evening and later marshmal lows were toasted by a large bonfire a very enjoyable evening was spent and the Inverness boys and the girls who rooted for them left about ten thirty. - Freshie. "What keeps us from fall ing off the earth when we are up-side down?" Teacher. Why, the law of gravity." Freshie. "But how did we stay on before the law was passed?" Lord, pertin up the hoeing fast, Yea, Lord have mercy on the Baptis' patch Cause dey's mightily in the grass, Cause dey's mightily in the grass. Lanier, too, had that rare gift, the ability to write songs. His "Song of the Chattahoochee River," "A Song to the Future," and others are not only to be read but set to music. In the following lines from the "Song of the Chattahoochee," notice the music and rhythm: Out of the hills of Habersham, Down the valleys of Hall, I hurry amain to reach the plain, Run the rapid and leap the fall Spht at the rock and together again, Accept my bed, or narrow, or wide, And flee from folly on every side With a lover's pain to attain the plain Far from the hills of Habersham, Far from the valleys of Hall. All down the hills of Habersham, All through the valleys of Xall, The rushes cried, abide, abide, The wilful waterweeds held me thrall, The laving laurel turned my tide, The ferns and the fondling grass said, "Stay." The dewberry dipped for to work de lay, And the little reeds cried, "Abide, abide, Here in the hills of Habersham, Here in the valleys of Hall." But oh, not the hills of Habersham, And oh, not the valleys of Hall Avail: I am fain for to water the plain. Downward the voices of Dutv call- Downward to toil and be mixed with the main. The dry fields burn, and the mills are to turn, And a myriad flowers mortally vearn. And the lordly main from beyond the plain Calls o'er the hills of Habersham, Calls through the valleys of Hall. These gifts and powers, then tech nical mastery, original thought, and spiritual perception" and fervor are to be recognized in his best poems. In the shorter lyrics these characteristic qualities shine out. What a knightly devotion to womanhood is expressed in "My Springs," as high a strain as was ever sung to wife: In the heart of the Hills of Life, know Two springs that with unbroken flow forever pour their lucent streams Into my soul's far Lake of Dreams, O Love, O Wife, thine eves are thev . My Springs from out whose shining gray Issue the sweet celestial streams That feed my life's bright Lake of ureams. Oval, and large and passion pure And gray and wise and honor-sure; An Interesting Lecture On Devastated Belgium (By Major Woods) A most interesting illustrated lec ture on "Devastated Belgium," was given last Wednesday evening by Major Woods of Chicago, at the Tem ple theater. The proceeds of this lecture were donated to the M. C. R. C. Association. Mr. W. T. Gary introduced Major Woods with a short address, which was followed by a chorus by the St. Cecilian Glee Club of the O. H. S. Miss Porter honored the audience with a vocal solo, "Our Flag Shall Con quer." The words and music of this patriotic song were composed by Major Woods himself. In his lecture. Major Woods showed and explained the life of the Belgian people, as it was five years ago when he last visited there. One-unique cus tom that they practice, is the use ot the dog cart. Few horses are seen driven by the peasants, as the dog carts are used to carry products to market. People, who have never seen these carts, may ask if, the drivei rides behind such a small animal as the dog. No, not often, unless he be a small child and his load light. The drivers usually walk near the front of the cart and guide the dogs. Belgium was a country of beauti ful architecture. The most beautiful cathedrals and public buildings in the world were here, but now the same, sad story is to be told many of the Soft as a dyine violet-breath, Yet calmly unafraid of death; Thronged like two dove-cotes of gray doves, With wife's and mother's and poor- folks' loves. And home-loves and high glory-loves And science-loves and story-loves, And loves for all that God and man, In art or nature make and plan, And lady loves for spidery laces, And 'broideries and supple grace, And diamonds and the whole sweet round Of littles that' large life compound. And loves for God and God's bare truth. And loves for Magdalene and Ruth; Dear eyes, clear eyes, and rare com plete, Being neavenly sweet, and earthly sweet, marvel that God made you mine t or when he frowns, 'tis then ye shine. Lanier's attitude towards nature was that of a passionate lover; a pan thiest who saw God in everything. The culmination of his art and thought and spiritual force is found in the "Hymn of the Marshes." Listen to the following lines from "The Marshes of Glynn," and you will see the reverence: Glooms of live oaks, beautifully braid ed and woven, In intricate shades of the vines that , . myriad-cloven, Clamor to the forks of the multiform boughs; Emerald twilights, Virginal skylights; Wrought of the leaves to lure to the whisper of vows, As lovers pace timidly down the green colonnades . Of the dim sweet woods; of the dear dark woods, Of the heavenly woods and glades, That run to the marginal sand-beach within The wide-sea marshes of Glynn. As the marsh-hen secretly builds on the watery sod Behold, I will build me a nest on the greatness of God; I will fly in the greatness of God as the marsh-hen flies In the freedom that fills all the space 'twixt the marsh and the skies: By so many roots as the marsh-grass sends in the sod I will heartily lay me a-hold on the greatness of God. Oh, like to the greatness of God is the greatness within The range of the marshes, the liberal marshes of Glynn. Thus we see that Lanier's poetry was not confined to one narrow poem, but consists of many kinds. M. E., '19. buildings have been shattered by the shells of the German guns, but some have been saved. In one instance, there was a mas sive building of marble and stone, with hand-carved friezes, which is occupied by a large brokerage com pany. Mr. Woods explained that the company had grown too large for its building and had rented business rooms in the other building. "No," he said, "the Belgians are not like we, Americans, for had this building been in New York, it would have been torn down and a ten or twelve-story building would have taken its place." This shows their love and apprecia tion of beauty in architecture. Wood is not used in their buildings, but stone and cement. They are made to last thousands of years. Many pictures were shown of the Belgian towns after the coming of the German armies. Nothing remained but shattered buildings and a few homeless women or children along the streets. Major Woods explained to his au dience the great help that the Red Cross has been to the crippled nation. They look to it and the Americans as their only deliverers. America has witnessed the sad but courageous struggle of this little country, and will be to Belgium all that she thinks our nation is her deliverer from the Huns. Harold K., (reciting on Milton, who lived on Bread street, London): "He lived on the comer of Bread and Milk." Demonstrated Patriotism In the Ocala High School A concrete illustration of the war spirit of our school is to be found in the War Saving Stamps and Liberty Bonds which have been purchased by members of the grammar and high school grades as well as in the num ber of Red Cross members and the stars in our Service Flag. The fol lowing is a list of the number of each in the several grades: Fourth Grade, A 11 Thrift Stamps, 1 War Saving Stamp, 4 Liberty Bonds, 8 Red Crosa members, 6 stars in the Service Flag. Fourth Grade, B 11 Thrift Stamps, 1 War Saving Stamp, 5 Liberty Bonds, 6 Red Cross members and 3 stars in the Service Flag. Fifth Grade, A 9 Thrift Stamps, 3 War Saving Stamps, 6 Liberty Bonds, 4 Red Cross members and 6 stars in the Service Flag. Fifth Grade, B 5 Thrift Stamps, 4 Liberty Bonds, 6 Red Cross members and 5 stars in the Service Flag. Sixth Grade, A 58 Thrift Stamps, 2 War Saving Stamps, 16 Liberty Bonds. Sixth Grade, B 58 Thrift Stamps, 1 War Saving Stamp, 5 Red Cross members, and 6 stars in the Service Flag. Seventh Grade, A 3 Thrift Stamps, 1 War Saving Stamp, 5 Liberty Bonds, 7 Red Cross members and 6 stars on the Service Flag. Seventh Grade, B 9 Thrift Stamps, 2 Liberty Bonds, 5 Red Cross members and 16 stars in the Service Flag. Eighth Grade, A 63 Thrift Stamps, 4 War Saving Stamps, 15 Liberty Bonds, 8 Red Cross members and 1 star on the Ser vice Flag. Eighth Grade, B 3 Liberty Bonds, 4 Red Cross mem bers and 8 stars in the Service Flag. High School 29 Thrift Stamps, 1 War Saving Stamp, 28 Liberty Bonds and 23 Red Cross members. A Liberty Bond has been purchased by the grammar and high school and is to be a permanent nucleus of a fund for the school library. This writer should use pen and ink Printer. Valentine Party Given By Miss Thomas Miss Rhoda Thomas entertained sixteen of her boy and girl friends at a pretty valentine party at her home last evening, the occasion being her sixteenth birthday. The dining room and living room lights were shaded in red, and many red and white hearta were used as decorations. Several valentine games were played and also progressive conversation. On pretty heart shaped score cards, the boys made five-minute dates with each girl present. They matched hearts for partners and then went into the din ing room, which was a bower of hearts. Instead of the regular table covers, at alternate places were largt red and white hearts, and ropes of little red and white hearts were strung from the chandelier to the comers of the table. The main dec oration was a large fern, from which hung many Cupids. Ice cream was served in heart shaped baskets with cake and mints. The hostess then let each guest cut a slice from the large pink and white cake and its contents gave away the heretofore well-kept secret, that it was the hostess' birthday. Miss Ruth Simmons cut the ring and so ac cording to tradition will be the little circle's first bride. Miss Marion Mef fert will be an heiress, and Messrs. Guy Lane and Harry Holcomb will be old bachelors. The guests spent the remainder of the evening taking flashlight pictures. Mis3 Thomas' other guests were Misses Jewel Bridges, Ulainee Bar nett, Lucile Gissendaner, Elizabeth Hocker, Elisabeth Bennett and Mary Lane, Messrs. Frank Rentz, Reginald MacKay, Ralph Cullen, Robert Blow ers, Walter Troxler and Walter Har din. -- 'I haven't slept for days. "Smatter, sick?" 'Naw, I sleep nights."