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Vol. 1, No. 10.
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Patriotic Meeting at To Prof. Henderson
General Johnston's
Uncle Sam's Gain
. Our Great Loss
Why Duncan Failed -As
Scotland's King
the Methodist Church
On Going to the War
Talk on Treason
On the evening of Wednesday,
March 20, a patriotic meeting was Bow their heads in sincerest prayer
held at the Methodist church, which And to our professor, great and tall
was well attended. The speakers of j Give reverence, one and all.
the evening were Dr. Charles S. Mac-j . - . . " '
Farland of New York and Dr. C. A.Th" -w"h-,s fm y?u,r ,Sc,ePc n
5T. " i ttr" , , n r- ; he cIass Wltn which you had much
Vincent of Washington, D. C. Dr. ; , , f..:
MacFarland is general secretary of
the Federal Council of Churches of
Christ in America and a member of
the Committee of Churches and
Moral Aims of the War. He is sent
out by President Wilson and is .well
informed on his subject, having been
in Germany when the war broke out.!
The. Glee Club of the High. School
ts, -o? vv, 6iv,
several selections and Dr. Ottmannl
Ud in prayer. . The first speaker was j
Dr. MacFarland, who spoke on "Moral
Aims of the war." He said tha ars
of aggression can never be Mified,
but that a. war defending lie moral
and spiritual principles of a country,
after every effort had been made to
bring justice without war, is entirely
justifiable. He showed the patience j
of our president in trying to prevent j
war and even when war seemed mevi- r
table, in trying to conciliate Ger-j
many. He said as a last resort wej
entered the war "with clean i
hands and a oure heart, without hav- I
irr KfttoA nn All. oftlllo nf ironifn !
nor sworn deceitfully." It was also
shown that the war has been planned
for some time by Germany and that;
she would have nothing but War. Hej
rr,r-oi aima nt ,o i
btlU V WAV UV1 I M, MllllO W A. Tf Ml ;
were so clear that even the very way
faring men might discern them. And
then in closing:
"The right is more precious than
peace and we shall fieht for the !
things we have carried next to oui
hearts for democracy, for the right j
of those who submit to authority to;"" ""
have a voice in their own govern- j?rom the conflict with the best assets
ment; for the rights and liberties of I
small nations, -for a universal domin
ion of right by such a concert of free
people as shall bring peace and safe
ty to all nations and make the world
at" last free. Let us hope that there
will come a time when the world will
say, This America that we thought
was so full of a multitude of con-
fr- .Annpl nW Tair witK v0 ?
great volume of the heart's accord, 'eve. We are addressing ourselves
and that great heart has behind it the loyally, unflinchingly, to this stupen
supreme moral force of righteous- jdou,. all-engrossing, task. We believe
ness, hope and liberty of mankind.' " Jat,lt' 13 suprfme, POance to
Dr. Vincent spoke on "After the the future ofjnankmd that this task
War." He says it is folly to predict ! b5 7e" and thorough y accomplished,
what will come after the war, but ! th& result W1.11 more than
every one knows what should come, i worth the staggering cost,
and we should lend every energy to-1 Inx the background, nurturing .the
ward that end. There should come
first, religious improvement, be says,
unity of churches. This does not
mean uniformity but simply unity of
purpose and brotherliness. The sol
diers in the Y. M. C. A. huts of our
camps will get a wider and broader
view of religion, while the Y. M. C.
A,, Y. W. C. A. and other undenom-
inational organizations tend toward
the same end. Then - there should j" every, man ana woman en
come social improvement. The gov-faged l shol work to higher en
ernment is safeguarding the morals dfvoii lt f,orces them to draw on
of the boys at the camps. Hence, as a hh!rto unknown reservoirs of en
result we have an armv whose moral j thusiasm and of strength; it bright-
standards are higher than any the
world, has ever... seen. Then there
should be.a,better.national and inter
national life, freed from hate, envy
and selfishness. Dr. Vincent is con
vinced we will win the war "because,
first, of the -. relentless integrity of
the universe; second, because of the
insistent mercy of the universe, and,
last, because of the irresistible ideal
of the universe, the ideal of the
cross," which stands bright in dark
est times for an individual and na
tional life of service.
Here's to those who joined America's
At stations on land and sea.
Here's to those who answered Amer-
.. ica's call
To serve wherever there needs be.
Here's to those who bear "Old Glory,"
A banner that has never known
May their comrades stand beside
them .-
And not leave their task until com
plete. Here's to those on the battle line,
And those far out at sea,
And may they be as true to Woodrow
As the South was true to Lee.
M. E. S., 19.
Have you seen those Hickey Free
man suits for young men at Rhein-auera?
Let teachers here and minils there.
That on to camp in khaki you will go
And to all, your bravery show.
From the Flower and Animal Class -This
wish may. at last eome to pass
That through the drilling step by step
You'll make the "hep" with your
usual "pep."
..c of Physics, one and all,
x v juu as a ciass WISH vo can
That when the officers they begin to
lour shoulders be held straight. as
a suck.
Poor old , Brain Class is the last
But they have this wish to cast.
That if your eyes and brains youH
Your treasured life you may not
Here's the wish from all of us
If in this bier world fuss
You happen by any chance
To be sent across the seas to France
hat nothing harm you "over there."
May this be answered our humble
prayer. S. H. P. '18.
witt tup wab
r ' v C. H. Thurber)
When will this war be won? To
that question, often on bur lips and
always in our hearts, a distinguished
Englishman has answered, "In 1935."
That means, of course, that after the
-umi1"ieanJs'II course, mat aiter tne
tumult and the shouting die, after the
! sacrifices have been offered on the
ltar of Moloch, this war will really
m en and womf"' vAnd tnesf me,n
and women are the boys and girls
now in our schools.
Our country entered this world
conflict with clean hands and a pure
heart, - if ever a nation so " entered
upon a war. The immediate task be
fore us is to prevent the triumph by
force of a type of government and a
theory of life in which we do not be
1; "serves oinumamxy on wnicn
the, future. must be built, stand the
schools, never so important, - never
so indispensable as now. The biggest
of all conservation projects, the con
servation of our boys and girls, has,
in the main, been turned over to the
schools. The responsibility thus plac
ed upon them would be appalling if it
j "ol so remenaousiy inspiring, it
ens ideals that had been dulled by
routine and it sets up "new ideals of
surpassing splendor. Never in the
world's history could a man or wom
an say with nobler pride, "I am. a
Commander Would Have Denfintion
Taught to Every Child, With
Salute to the Flag
"Every child should be taught the
definition of treason along with the
salute to the flag," Brig.-Gen. John A.
Johnston, commanding the north
eastern department in Boston, said
Monday, in discussing the need of co
opeartion along every line of action
and war preparation.
"The words of the constitution of
the United States describing treason
should be conspicuously posted in all
our educational institutions," Brigadier-General
Johnston continued, "and
also in every railway terminal, public
conveyance and wherever people are
in the habit of congregating for one
purpose or another.
; "This is a crucial moment in out
county's history, and any little act
may be construed as an act of trea
son. There is more need of individual
action at the present time than ever
before, and the young people should
be reared with a full knowledge of
what treason consists of, and should
constantly guard against any overt
act."-. -
Brigadier-General Johnston also
associated the definition with any
move whereby labor and industrial
pursuits may be affected, preventing
a speedy winning of the war. Ex.
King Arthur loved and honored
Lancelot more than any of his
knights. Sir Lancelot was the bravest
and best known of any of the Round
Table, and he won - in every joust or
tilt in which he took part.
? Tall was Lancelot and straight,
broad were his shoulders and his mus
cles strong. He carried himself with
all knightly grace and dignity. It
was good to look at him.
His face was dark and handsome,
Iris features fine" and regular. Above
a-high, square forehead, was a mass
of wavy, dark brown hair. His large,
dark, but somewhat hard eyes were
rather deeply set. His nose was
straight and fine; his thin lips firmly
set; his chin square but showing both
weakness and strength. His face was
lined with marks of hardness, though
not cruelty, and there was an expres
sion which showed the guilty love he
bore the queen. Mingled with that
was a look which seemed to defy the
guilt which he felt and could not but
express. Through this, one could
sometimes catch a gleam of remorse
and great sadness.
His emotions and conscience were
constantly at war, and he too often
allowed his emotions to overcome his
conscience, though he always suffered
In one way, he is like Macbeth: Ht
did not have the individuality and
strength of character to do what he
knew to be right when his Queen was
persuading him to do wrong.
But that part of his life was really
artificial. His real self shows when
he felt remorse and sadness because
cf his own life. -
In spite of all his failings and
weaknesses he had noble traits, and
was, as Arthur said, a man made to
be loved.
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Cigars, Soda Water, Toilet Articles
and Cut Glass
prescriptions (But spectaltg
Since Tuesday afternoon one of the j Duncan, according to Holinshed's
most efficient members of the Ocala Chronicles, was a weak king, wholly
High School faculty has been wearing J unfit in an age of violence for kingship,
a smile that refuses to be rubbed off. I Holinshed often speaks of him as
It is because President Wilson has"soft and gentle of 'nature," and neg
sent the welcome summons to Mr. j ligent in the punishment of offenders.
Henderson, that he is to report for
United States service at Calhoun,
Georgia, on Monday. April the first.
All the year he has been anxiously
waiting for this call, which has now
We, the school, indeed regret that
he has to leave us before the school
year is up, but for his sake we are
happy and proud that we can send
into Uncle Sam's service a teacher,
who has been more than a teacher to
us a friend and comrade. He is a
general favorite with all the school.
His cheerful smile and helping hand
have aided us over many a hill, when
we were about to give up in despair.
We know that nothing can happen
to him, so he will be sure to return,
because one so genial must be living
under a lucky star.
A number of the younger set en
joyed a very informal dance given at
the Woman's club Saturday night.
Very delightful music was furnished
by Mrs. Lucas. Mr. Miller and "Mr."
Robeit Blake. During intermission,
Mr. Lester Lucas sang "A Perfect
Day" and Mr. Miller, from New York
sang "Mighty Lak a Rose."
The refreshments were raw peanuts
furnished and served by Mr. Albert
Those present were: Sara Dehon,
Louise and Loureen Spencer, Caroline
Harriss, Helen Jones, Marguerite Ed-
wards, Ellen Stripling, Callie Gissen
daner, Ethel Home, Virginia Beck
ham, Mary Harriet Livingston; Rob
ert Blake, Moultrie Thomas, Sallie
Walters, Hansel Leavengood, George
Looney, Leonard Wesson, William
Avera, Mr. Hoffman, Mr. Chamber
lain, Reuben Blalock. Homer Agnew,
Leonard Todd, Roscoe Meffert, Paul
Brinson, Albert Harriss, Robert Hall,
Mr. Park Anderson and Mr. Dozier.
Miss Florence Conibear and Miss!
Marie Pitchford entertained the Sen-!
ior girls at an "Orange Slicing," Mon -
day afternoon. The girls on arriving
were shown to their hostesses' room,
where a most informal hour was
spent, while the girls perched on
chairs, trunks and the bed and feast
ed on Florida oranges, tancrerines
and stuffed dates, and talked of their i
past adventures. The girls enjoyed j
most Miss Conibear's music on the!
ukelele and the jokes got off on Miss
Every one started out "for a swim,"
about six o'clock, hoping to meet
again in such a pleasant party in the
near future. -
Those spending the pleasant hour
with their teachers were: Louise
Spencer, Dixonia Roberts, Margar
et Little, Myrtle Brinson, Blanche
Horrell. Sidney Perry, Miss F. Will
iams, Pearl Fausett, Agnes Burford
and Rozelle Watson.
0 iw -i
According to the same authority, the
rebel Macdounald calls him "a faint
hearted milksop meet to govern a set
of monks in some obscure cloister than
to have the rule of such valiant and
hardy men as the Scots were."
. -Whether such unkindly criticism is
to be accepted of Duncan's character,
may be left, in part, to our individ
ual opinions. Personally, I do not
think that he deserved such " harsh
treatment, at least, as his character
is portrayed by Shakespeare.
Duncan was too good to be king of
Scotland during such perilous times."
Like Arthur in viewing Launcelot and
Guinevere, Duncan had the tendency
to judge the world with which- he
came into contact, too much by his
own blameless character and conse
quently, he often placed the most con
fidential trust where it was least de
served. This one weakened in his
administration of affairs, led to hit
overthrow and to his death.
Then too, I think he was born out
of date. He was entirely too refined
and too scholarly of nature to rule over
such wild men as the Scots were at
that time. He evidently was one of
those misfits which are so peculiar
and strange in history.
Again, he did not possess the talent
for leading men which is so essential
i to a good king. He allowed the bat
tles to be fought and affairs in gener
al to be managed by some of his sub
jects. He did not possess a great deal
of foresight or" initiative. For in
stance, in spite of the fact that the
thane of Cawdor had just revolted,
which should . have been a lesson to
him, he heaped like honors on one of
his generals in the army, thus open
ing an avenue whereby Macbeth's
ambitions might be realized. We stick
a spur into that ambition driving it
onward to ultimate realization.
But in spite of his many faults as
a ruler, he was well beloved by all of"
his subjects. They loved him because
he was so kind and generous, because-
I he was such a genial companion and -
also because of the blameless or bean
' tif ul life that he led.
But the Scots as a" whole were not
ready or could not appreciate such a-
Sruler - : .They were not ready to be
dealt with so crently. They needed a
king with an unflexible will and an
j ron hand, instead of the accomplished
polite and kind-hearted gentleman
ve find Duncan to be. He never knew
when he had done enough kindness for
his people, always giving far more
than ne could expect in return,
H. T. '18.
Whereas, Rev. Bunyan Stephens
and Mr. W. T. Gary have offered
themselves to the Y. M. C. A. for
service at. the front and have been
summoned for immediate srvice; and,
WTiereas, both these men have been
for a number of years valued ana
welcome friends of the Ocala High
School; be it
Resolved, by the faculty and stu
dent body of the Ocala High School
that we appreciate the high patriot
ism and fix our eyes on the shining
mark of sacrifice and true service
that they have set for the people of
our town.
Be it further resolved, that we wish
them God speed and assure them that
our interest and affection will follow
them wherever they may be and hope
for the time to come when we may
welcome them home again.
The anticipation and the coming of
examinations interrupted the regular
program of music the last two weeks,
but nevertheless, the Glee Club ren
dered a very delightful program at
the Temple Theatre last Monday, giv
ing the flag salute and several patri
otic songs. Also they took part in the
patriotic program at the Methodist
church last Wednesday night, altho
the dreaded examinations came the
next day, showing that we are per
fectly willing to do our duty and serve
in anything patriotic, if in any way
we can help.
See those nobby Easter
hats at

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