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Board of Control Blanche L. La Da, Chairman Minneapolis Ralph W. WheelocV, . ' . Minneapolis John Coleman, .... Anoka 0. J. Bwends6n St. Jamos Downer, Mullen, Secretary Board of Parole 0. J. Swendstn, .... Chairman J. J. S alii van. . . Sec’y. lor Prison H. C. Swearingen , Resident Officials J. J. Sullivan Warden J\ T. Piculell - Deputy Warden Geo. J. Welch Asst. Deputy L. F. Utecht Asst. Deputy J. A. Humphreys Steward G. A. Newman— Physician F. A. Whittier State Parole Agent T. E. Nelson Ddntist 0. W. Catlin - . Supt. of Printing Mrs. Lillian Ryan 1 Matron 0. E. Benson Piotestant Chaplain Chea. Corcoran Catholic Chaplain —Happy New Year to all! —Father Barry celebrated Mass in the chapel last Sunday morning. —The Christmas show proved to be all that was anticipated and then some. —Chaplain Benson will conduct Com munion service, prior to the regular chapel service, on next Sunday. —The weather we have been having of late is very unseasonable. Rain at this time of the year in this section of the jEountry is hardly what we lock for, nor what is wanted. —Christmas was one of the rare occa sions upon which the members of our or chestra were permitted to mingle with the audience and take in the show while the other fellows were doing the work. 1 . /* —N. L. The only paper published in Alexandria, Virginia, is q daily and con sequently not allowed here. The State Journal, weekly, subscription $2.00, pub lished in Richmond, Virginia, is permitted. —Dr. Nelson, our dentist, as a* result of bis knowledge gained in the past, antici pates an exceedingly busy time due to the Christmas cheer packages and is making preparations accordingly. —W. D. The magazine you inquired about is not on our “forbidden” list so we presume it is allowed. Rural World and Western Empire, weekly, subscription, SI.OO, Los Angeles; Tribune, weekly, sub scription, $1.50, Sacramento; Pacific Rural PresS, weekly, subscription, SI.OO, San Francisco, are permitted. —The Christmas cheer packages that we found in our apartments on Monday even ing were very acceptable indeed, j The packages contained k liberal supply of apples, a package of raisins and a pound %ach of candy and* peanuts—all of which was delivered to our respective domiciles for the small sum of seventy cents. —The printing department is starting off the New Year in the right manner. The first job to go on the press is one for 50,000 farm machinery catalogues. Fol lowing the completion of that job we have two other big orders to fill. The amount of work on hand will necessitate our de partment working overtime for some time to come. —We have before us a copy of Vol. 1 No. 1 of Real Courage published by Joe F. Sullivan of Battle Creek, Michigan. .Mr. Sullivan is a splendid example of what “those who have the Will to conquer” can do. Although paralysed since he was four years of age he has, through his own efforts, gained an education, became mayor of his town before he was twenty-one, and later Educational Director of a million dollar school near Detroit. He now edits three magazines, two of which he owns himself. ' INMATES ATTENTION I Hereafter inmates are not permit ted to receive wearing apparel of any description from friends or relatives. Inmates buying socks, underwear, nightshirts, handkerchiefs, etc. should send them to the Laundry and have their number marked on them be fore using. Write your name, regis ter number and cell number on a slip of paper, attach to articles and give to cell hall Captain. MIRRORETTES PIPEFULS A column of VERSE and WORSE in which the "colyumiet" LIGHTS UP By Mr. A. K. S. “Folks use a lot of paper And they use a lot of ink, They use a lot of tired brains To think and think and think: But their efforts are all wasted, The best ones and the worst, For they cannot beat the fellow Who says “Happy New Year!” first. Th« colyumist indites the following verse to those readers who have penetrated the nom de plumage of his initials at the head of this column. Dear readers, when my rhymes you read, Wield noj the critic’s snickersnee. Let fellow-feeling be my meed; My faults forget, my merit see. For a Sanitary Christmas A friend told us this one and we pass it along.— A gentleman of color, named Sam, was asked if he had hung up his sock on Christmas. “No suh, no suh,” he replied, “Ah don’t hang mah sock up no moar. Ah hanged it up las’ yeer an’ Ah doan’t get nothin’, no suh, ’ceptin’ a note frum thu Health depahtment.” Paint Ad. The modern Girl’s Motto: Save the surface and you save all.—Cornell Widow. A fellow-resident of our “hotel” sug gests that the following notice be placed in every “room” for the benefit of new “guests.” Notice “Light” service to guests every hour from 5 until 9 p.m. and all day Sunday. To which he adds this—lf you want a light after hours, pick a feather from your pillow, that’s light enough. And say, Horace —Isn’t the light-service administered by.light-footed gentlemen? And this—lf your sponge-bath gets out of order (w)ring your towel for thew at tendant. If the above gave our readers pain to read, take our word for it, it' gave us pain to write, so we’re square. A Clean Program The Street Cleaner’s Band gave a concert at Mount Healthy park. The program consisted of the following numbers: Take, Oh, Take Those Slips Away; Sweep No More My Lady; Swing Low, Street Char iot; X)h, That We Two Were Draying; Ashes, Where Art Thou; The Sidewalks of New York; Where My Dear Lady Sweeps, or Marche Swab; also two num bers by request, —Buy a Broom, and Wait For the Wagon. They Are Until They Get "Broke In” An inhabitant of “our city” asked the bright question “What is a dumb waiter ?” We pass. Though we have noticed a number of them in the dining hall of late who are that way. News Item W. C. Davis and family had a burglar scare when the cat, prowling in the pantry shortly after midnight, upset a large pan ful of eggs. Might head this —Eggs-traordinary Cat astrophe. The Big Gamble Preacher (solemnly)—“Rastus, does you take dis here woman for better or for worse ?” Rastus (from force of habit) —“Pahson, Ah shoots it all”— Bison. Greetings, Friends Put this in your pipe and smoke it— A Happy New Year! From the colyumist Some wishes are just for a season And many are just for a day, But the heartfelt thing I wish you all Is a hope that wiUJinger and stay; / I wish you that Big Day of gladness, The day that will bring you good cheer. Here’s hoping that freedom will greet you Some day, this coming New Year. HOPE SUPREME Nothing is ever in vain, Lord, Nothing is ever in vain. The tears you have shed, the prayers you have said, Just mean a definite gain. It’s only a waiting, Lord, Fqr the seed to grpw ’neath the chill and snow When the wintry blasts are o’er. In the flush of spring when the Robins sing And the hopes of a World have begun anew, Your hopes I see reviving too! Nothing is ever in vain, Lord,’ Nothing is ever in vain. —Martha McCulloch Francis. good-by/ OLD YEAR Good-by, Old Year, good-by, I bid you farewell tonight, And I watch you go with a bit of a sigh, But my heart is strangely light, For in my hands I hold The treasures you brought to me, Gifts more precious than wroughten gold Or gems from a tropic sea. A friendship proven true, A hard task fairly done, And a love which lives to bloom anew With the light of every sun. And you bear away, Old Year, In your garments of trailing White, An old regret and the ghost of a fear As you vanish from me tonight. Good-by, Old Year, good-by! Smiling I watch you go; We have been good comrades, you and I, But you cannot stay, I know. ' The New Year stands at the door, Her promises fair I hear, But still I linger to say once more, Good-by, good-by, Old Year. —Grace Strickler Dawson. LARRIE O’DEE Now the Widow McGee And Larrie O’Dee Had two little cottages out on the green, With just enough room for two pigpens between. The widow was young, and the widow was fair, With the brightest of eyes, and the brown est of hair; And it frequently chanced, she came. in the morn With the swill for her pig, Larrie came with the com; « And some of the ears that he tossed from his hand In the pen of the widow was certain to land. One mofning said he; “Och! Mistress McGee, It’s a waste of good lumber, this runnin’ two rigs, Wid a fancy partition between our two pigs'” “Indeed, sure it is,” answered Widow McGee, * / With the sweetest of smiles upon Larrie O’Dee; “An’ thin, two friendly pigs so exceed ing’ly near That whiniver one grunts thin the other can hear, An’ yet keep a cruel partition between!” “Shweet Widdie McGee, Answered Larrie O^Oee, “If ye feel in your heart we are mane to the pigs, Aren’t we mane to oursilves to be runnin’ two rigs? Och! It made me heart ache whin l peep ed through the cracks Of me shanty lasht March, at ye swingin’ yer axe, An’ a-bobbin’ yer head, and’ «-shtompin’ yer feet, Wid yer purrty white hands jusht. as red as a beet; A-shplittin’ yer kindlin’wood out in the shtorm, Whin one little shtove—it would keep us both warm!” “Now, piggy,” said she, “Larrie’s courtin’ o’ me, Wid his dilicate, tinder allusions to you; So now, ye musht tell me jusht what I musht do; For, if I’m to say yes, shtir the shwill wid yer shnout; But if I’m to say no, yer musht *keep yer nose out. Now, Larrie, for shame! to bribin’ a pig By tossin’ a handful of corn in its shwig!" “Me darlint, the piggy says ‘yes’!” an- swered he: And that was the courtship of Larrie O’Dee. The following service was held in the prison chapel Sunday morning, December 23, 1923. Rev. Father Barry officiating: March —Heart of Rome Orchestra Valse Lento—My Paradise Orchestra Hymn—Joy to the World Congregation Selective Reading Chaplain Prayer Chaplain Reverie —The Chimes Orchestra Gospel Reading Chaplain Sermon Chaplain Hymn—Ring the Bells of Heaven Congregation Exit March—Onward Christian Soldiers Orchestra R. J. Reichkitzer, Musical Director. f MOTION PICTURE SHOW “Children "of Dust,” a seven-reel Drama with a stellar cast including Johnny Walker, Pauline Garon and Floyd Hughes was the picture presentation Sunday De cember 23, 1923. Following is the Musical 1 rogram: » - March —High Pride Heed Overture —Poet and Peasant Suppe Fox Trot—Bambalina Youmans Ballad —Every Night, T Ciy Myself to Steep Johnson Novelette—Jealous Moon Zamecnik' Fox Trot—Mama Loves Papa, Papa Loves Mama Cltjf Friend Selection from—Ziegfeld Follies Berlin Waltz—Kalua Moon Bums-*Sheppard Fox T rot —Wow! Baxter Waltz Ballad—Wonderful One Paul Whiteman Popular Song Hit—l Love You Archer Finale March—r Cruiser Omaha King R. J. Reichkitzer, * Musical Director. CELL CHANGES Corrected December 24, 1923. Ato A 94-329 Dto B 78 436-412 Bto B 256-305 133- 94 356-293 56-492 134- 35 150- 56 Por D—(A)„27O 365- 99 410 324-330 325 412-324 , 293 173-133 509 143-328 261 Ato B 173- 72 » 443 A to 3d 348 344 264 328 Ato Dor 92- 3 * (B)„ 72 B to 3d 479 293 200 35 POPULATION x Corrected December 24, 1923.’ Number of inmates at prison 1034 Number in first grade 846 Number in second grade 173 Number in third grade - 15 Received during the week 2 Paroled 7 Discharged 5 Last serial number 7667 Five thousand seven hundred miles of railroad have been abandoned in the United States in the last five years, while only 3,200 mites have been built in that period.— Ex. INMATES ATTENTION! Inmates BTe hereby cautioned not to use the margins of The Mirror for addresses of friends or other written matter. If you wish The Mirror sent to your friends, you are required to send in their addresses to the Deputy Warden’s Office through your officer. In this way it will be attended to. — Selected. CHAPEL SERVICE F. T. Piculell, Deputy Warden.