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The Hillcrest

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FRANK FINDS EXPRESSION

BURKE

One promising shortstop named Burke.

A fate by some humorous quirk.

A sister did send

His return to attend

Each night when he finished his work.

MCKAY

An interesting fellow McKay!

To Ann Arbor he goes every day.

They say, “It's a girl.”

This reply he does hurl.

“She's mine and you'll please stay away.”

BLAIR

A red-headed young fellow named Blair,

For a girl with black eyes had a flair.

When her hand he did hold

He was frigidly told

His technique did not quite match his hair.

FRANKLIN

There was a young fellow named Franklin.

In assembly ‘was said he was prankin,

They told him he laughed.

He said, “Men, your daft,

T'was a siren that someone was crankin.”

MCKENNY

His age was known to be eighteen,

His habits far behind;

Always seemed to make Colleen,

Inquire about his mind.

However, this deficiency

Could never bother Bob,

For said he, “Tis the looks of me,

Not brains, that draw the mob.”

JUST THOUGHTS

Darn, it's too nice to stay in school.

Oh, I'm there sometimes, as a rule.

But, gee, today's a day

I've got to miss.

What, miss Biology?

Oh, what bliss!

You really can't blame me skipping away

In weather like this on a heavenly day.

CHARITY

L. Schnepf—I'd like to devote my last picture to a charitable purpose.

Vance C.—Why not give it to an institution for the blind?

VERY FREE VERSE

Upon a hillock as I lay: spread before me a vast expanse of beauty

Composed of mountains, purple in the distance, broad fields of grain and hay.

And living there, captive to the sweet, pure breezes,

I thought not of my duty.

But rather, dwelt in dreams of lands afar, of things which could not come my way.

When suddenly I was rudely shaken.

And, angry, I turned to find myself face to face with—who?

Miss Beal, who calmly said.

“My boy, your book is due.”

THE CORRECT RESPONSE

Mother—And is my boy really trying?

Teacher—Very!

“So you think he is a flirt?”

“Why, he can tell the owner of any lipstick in Senior High by simply tasting it.”

WELL-TRAINED

Helen—Is Clark intelligent, Doris?

Doris—Yes, very! When I say to him.

“Come here or don't come here, just as you please,” why he comes or he doesn't come, just as he pleases.

A MATTER OF NUMBER

Scott—My, Nan has a singular voice.

John—Thank the Lord, it isn't plural.

AGREED

Mr. Kennedy—The man who marries my daughter will want a lot of money.

Robert—Well, sir, no one wants it any worse than I do.

SPEED

She—Could you learn to love me?

He—It's a cinch. Why, I learned shorthand in three weeks.

DEPRESSION

Bridegroom—I thee endow with all my worldly goods.

His Father—There goes his bicycle.

UNDERSTANDING

Don (during a quarrel)—You talk like an idiot.

Sally—I have to talk so you can understand me.

These are some expressions that were in the “Hillcrest” They are from the Yearbook of 1932 from Roosevelt High.

I thought they were neat.


Billie