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Board of Control ' Blanche L. La Du. Chairman Minneapolis Ralph W. Wheelock, Minneapolis John Coleman. .... Anoka C. J. Bwendiln, . .St. James Downer Mullen, Secretary Board of Parole C. J. Swendsin, .... Chairman J. J. Sullivan. . Sec’y. for Prison H. C. Swearingen Resident Officials J. J. Sullivan —— Warden P. T. Piculell Deputy Warden Geo. J. Welch Asat. Deputy L. P. Utecht Aast. Deputy J. A. Humphreys Steward G. A. Newman Physician P. A. Whittier, State Parole Agent T. K. Nelson - —.... Dentist C. W. Catlin Supt. of Printing Mrs. Lillian Ryan... Matron C. E. Benson Piotestant Chaplain Chss. Corcoran Catholic Chaplain MIRRORETTES —Merry Christmas! —Tomorrow is the shortest day in the year. % —Christian Science Services were held in the chapel Sunday morning. —The radiators in the main corridor present a much better appearance since they have been newly painted. —Rev. Benson will hold communion ser vice a week from Sunday. Inmates desir ing to partake of communion are requested to notify their officer. —Saturday is the first day of winter. It strikes us that there should be a revamp ing of the seasons in order to have the weather conform to them in this section of the country at least. —Among the Christmas editions of in stitutional exchanges that we have re ceived up to the present'time the Monthly Record of Winstead, Connecticut, and The Beacon of Richmond, Virginia, are espec ially worthy of comment due to their splendid makeup. • —The printing department in the State Reformatory at Pontiac, Illinois, is evi dently becoming quite an important factor in that institution judging from the fact that they found it necessary to add an other typesetting machine to the two pre viously installed. —We are indebted to Mr. Elmer Oleson of Stillwater for a number of songs splendidly rendered at chapel service last Sunday. Mr. Oleson, who is the soloist in Rev. Benson’s church, was accompanied on the piano by Miss Oleson. We wish to extend our thanks to Mr. and Miss Oleson and trust we may have the’ pleasure of hearing them again ere long. —The Christpas edition of The Ad vance, a magazine published by the boys in the New Jersey State Hbme for boys at Jamesburg, N. J. is a real art and shows the high state of efficiency the boys have attained in the printing depart ment There is one thing certain and that is that the boys will be fully com petent to go out into the world and make a splendid livelihood upon their gradua- , «. tion from the institution. —Mr. N. A. Pearson, State Senator, Sheridan, Wyoming, paid a visit to this institution last Monday. Before passing through our institution he was greatly surprised to learn that it was on a self-' supporting basis, but, after he had gone through the various "shops and noted the systematic manner in which farm machi nery and binding twine was manufactured he then realized why this institution was self-supporting. —Some 2,200 people attendee} the Band Concert given under the auspices of the Pierian Chautauqua Circle in the audi torium last Suday afternoon. The day was an exceptionally beautiful and, there being no snow on the ground/many people took advantage of the favorable Conditions to come in their automobiles with the result that there were more ma chines in evidence than at any previous entertainment ever given here. A pro gram of the concert will be found in an other column. A complete account of the affair will be published in our next issue. INMATES ATTENTION! Inmates Will observe the follow ing rules to insure prompt service. Place register number in upper right hand corner of envelope in space printed for same, and to be covered by stamp (see card in your cell). Sign your full name to all letters. F. T. Piculell, Deputy Warden. PIPEFULS A column of VERSE and WORSE in which the “colyumist” LIGfLTS TJP By Mr. A. K. S. SOME EYES By the colyumist , I chanced to meet a maiden fair, A girl with violet eyes, With dimpled cheeks and baby stare, A queen to idol-eyes. Her beauty was beyond compare, A shame to critic-eyes ; Her ruby lips, her golden hair Would win a beauty pr-eyes. Her violet eyes, I do declare Were made to hypnot-eyes. And all her natural charms so rare Did naught but tantal-eyes. Her winning ways, her charming air I sought eulog-eyes, But that her lips to my despair Mine own did paral-eyes. I’ve said enough, my words grow bare, For now I real-eyes That I was vamped and in a snare, "And so I’ll put you w-eyes. L’envoi I ask, dear friend, that you beware Of dimpled cheeks and baby stare, Of ruby lips, I say, take care, And dodge as well all golden hair; What seemed an angel in disg-eyes I found to be quite otherw-eyes This maiden fair with violet eyes \ Told every day a million l-eyes. Deputy 'ward Mary Christmas “Movie-Fan” writes us, saying, “Hope Mary Thurman, the movie bathing queen, gets something nice in her stocking. She surely will dear Fan, if she puts it on. ' Adam Rankin was chopping wood when the axe broke and made a dent in his head. We really should not make a joke of such a„sad affair, dear readers, but we can’t resist the temptation to remark A-dam-axe-i-denU We intended to write a shoit essay on Always Keeping Busy but were too lazy to do so. • A Christmas Pipe Dream I had a dream the other night When everything was still. I dreamed I gave each friend of mine O thousand dollar bill. Yes. I was handing out the stuff To each good friend and true, When —dam the luck—they woke me up Just as I came to you. • Answer Department Dear Colyumist:—Which is correct to say,—Women are naturally beautiful? or, —Women are beautiful naturally f Truly yours, A. Man. Ans:—Suit yourself. We would say,— Women are artificially beautiful. Dear Column Man:—Our baker charges twelve cents a loaf for bread. Is this % right? Housekeeper. Ans:—Yes, he kneads the dough. Colyumist, Dear Sir:—l bought an ice cream soda and found a hair in it. What should I have done? Gwendolyn. Ans: —You should have told the soda fountain clerk to shave the ice closer. Hello! And Merry Christmas There are ups and downs on the road I’ll say, But the “downs” don’t count on Christmas Day; So “Merry Christmas” and let me add Be one of the “ups” and make life glad. b We read in the Rocky Mountain Neves the following prose-poem Brides Originality Shows THROUCif Her Weddinc Costume Sorry we weren’t present. An old adage reads, “Do every day one thing which you heartily dislike /’ to which we merrily retort, IVe do, we do. IVe get out of bed every morning. News Item THE SAVIOR’S COMING I know why the Savior came, Why He turned His face to me, All was dark. I could not see. In the throbbing gloom of night The Savior showed His face to me. Love which faileth came to me, And when it died I saw His face With shining light surrounding me. When friendship’s tie had ceased to be The gentle Master turned to me. Within the glowing eyes of love I saw the light which never fails, In sweet compassion, pure and holy, He smiked upon those broken loves, “Come, rny child, step up higher.” That is why He came to me. —Martha McCulloch Francis. TURBULENCE The rolling of drums in the still of the night; The roar of waves across the bar, We hear in the dusk from afar, Like the beating of wings in hasty flight, Are but echoes of some hidden desire. So is my heart, swiftly throbbing, afire. A tolling of bells in a distant to4ver; The mystic calm that once I knew, The solace from care, a home and you, Like the fragrance from a sunset flower; Folding its wings with a toss of the head, Then spreading, has unfolded and fled. — E. D. \ . A CHRISTMAS WISH - Wherever there is sickness, May Santa Claus bring health; Wherever there is poverty, May Santa Claus bring wealth; Wherever one is weeping, May tears to smiles give way; Wherever sadness hovers, May joy come Christmas day. To every heart that’s aching, May peace and comfort come, And may an outlook rosy Supolant each outlook glum; May friends now separated Soon reunited be, And everyone find gladness Upon this Christmas tree. —Edgar A. Guest . THE BUSY MAN If you want to get a favor done By some obliging friend, And want a promise, safe and sure, On which you may depend, Don’t go to him who always has Much leisure time to plan, But if you want your favor done, Just ask the busy man. The man with leisure never has A moment he can spare, He’s always “putting off” until. His friends are in despair > But he whose every waking hour Is crowded full of work, Forgets the art of wasting time— He cannot stop to shirk. So, if you want a favor done, And want it right away, Go to the n|an who constantly Works thirty hours a day, He’ll find a moment, sure, somewhere, That has no other use, And fix you while the idle man Is framing an excuse. —Selected LOVE’S GREAT WAY On love’s great way we touch the dreams, And master life’s immortal themes, Love teaches by a secret art The sweet religion of the heart— Stirs a deep passion for the just, The fire that waims our mortal dust. It is through sympathy we rise To feel the rapture of the skies. The star-cliffs xend their glad halloo— That he who is true to man is true To God: even in one friendly word The songs of Seraphim are heard: Even in one fritndly act, / Man keeps with God the ancient pact. More glorious far than all the creeds Is love’s religion of good deeds. —Edwin Markham BLUES Of all the rainbow’s beautiful hues, Do you choose today to have the blues? If it must be blue, why, then, not use Some shade of blue way up in the skies, Or the lilting blue in the baby’s eyes? And there’s the blue-bell, violets, too— Whose modesty and fragrance woo Your sunniest smiles—if you must choose blue. * — Mrs. A. E. Beebe CHAPEL SERVICE The following service was held in the chapel Sunday morning, December 16, 1923, Rev. C. E. Benson officiating: March —The Great Divide Orchestra Holy, Holy, Holy Congregation Invocation Chaplain Gloria Congregation Scripture Reading Chaplain Hymn—Cast Thy Bread Congregation Prayer Chaplain Novelette—The Bee and the Flowerette Orchestra Vocal Solo by Mr. Elmer Olson, Stillwater (Miss Olson, Accompanist) Sermon Chaplain Vocal Solo Mr. Elmer Olson Hymn—What a Friend Congregation Benediction Chaplain Exit March—Hero of the Isthmus • Orchestra R. J. Reichkitzer, Musical Director. MOTION PICTURE SHOW “The Love Nest,” a two-reel Buster Keaton comedy, followed by “The Pil grim,” a four-reel .Chaplin production, was the picture offering Sunday, December 16, 1923. The musical program follows: March—The Dauntless Battalion Sousa Selection from—Shuffle Along, Sissle-Blake Fox Trot —I’ve Got a Song For Sale ' Jack Nelson Valse—Drifting Moonbeams Clements Popular Hit—Sittin’ In a Comer Meyer Fox Trot—Tell Me a Story Schoneberger Ballad—l Love You Archer Fox Trot—Last Night on the Back Porch Brown Finale March —The Gallant Seventh Sousa R. J. Reichkitzer, Musical Director. CELL CHANGES Corrected December 17, 1923 Ato A 52-268 Ato Dor 264- 25 54-274 ato 3d 113 73- 71 12 g 242-250 50 274- 3 52 Bto B 67-348 72-101 ®to A 263-330 323- 97 267-264 179-365 Por D—(A)__33d A to B__v__ 56-263 (Dor)__ 25 POPULATION * , Corrected December 18, 1923 Number of inmates at prison 1044 Number in first grade 853 Number in second grade 178 Number in third grade 13 Received during week - 13 Paroled 1 Discharged 1 Last serial number t 7666 KOMIC KLIPS Wife: John, why do you always stand outside the front door when I sing? Hubby: Well, when the neighbors have me in plain sight they can’t think I’m beating my wife. Mr. Scrimp—l don’t see how you had this counterfeit bill passed on you. His Wife—Well, you don’t let me see enough real money to enable me to tell the difference. NOTICE TO INMATES You are hereby directed to place your copy of The Mirror at the foot of your bed on the morning follow ing the day on which it is delivered to your cell. Non-compliance with this order will cause forfeiture of privileges. F. T. PICULELL, Deputy Warden.