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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 18, 1913, Image 12

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Wednesday. It is expected that
if the club escapes the extreme
penalty it will be suspended for
an indefinite period.
Jack McCarren shaded Knock
out Brennan after six rounds of
slugging in Philadelphia. Both
men were willing to fight, and
stood toe to toe and swapped
When the sages say, "It can't be done at all,
It will only prove a failure and a mess,"
Comes a fellow with a quiet sort of gall,
Just remarking, "We can put it through, I guess!
There's an old and battered briar in his face,
And his eyes are calmly humorous and clear,
For there seems to be an easy sort of grace
And power in the Civil Engineer!
He will tunnel through the quicksand and the muck,
He will bridge whatever gulf you want to span,
He has Vision, he h&s Energy and Pluck
If you want a working Dreamer, he's your Man ;
In the Jungle, fighting fever and the damp,
In the Desert where the torrid sun's aglare,
In the bleak and frozen North he pitches camp,
If you show him where the job is he'll be there !
He has turned the wildest fiction into truth-,
He has made the maddest fancies into steel,
He is Valor, he is Daring, he is Youth
Crushing Doubt and all Disaster under heel!
He's Efficiency that always finds a way!
He is Faith, which conquers Unbelief and Fear,
If you're seeking for the Spirit of Today.
You will find it in the Civil Engineer!
"Isn't it horrid," remarked Miss
Swyftly to her friend, "isn't it
horrid. that men will put those
nasty pipes into their mouths?"
"Yes," said her friend, emphat
ically, as she stooped and tender
ly kissed the black face of her pet
pug; "yes indeed it is."

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