Weekly Chemawa American. (Chemawa, Or.) 189?-198?, October 04, 1901, Image 1

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    CHETAW A, OREGON,
FRIDAY OCTOBER 4, 1901.
School Takes Up."
The boys have come back to school .
And me :
And a conflict of riot and rule
I see ;
The whispered joke, and the stealthy grin,
The clinging wax, and the crooked pin,
The smothered laugh, and the buzzing din
Ah me !
My profile chalked on the outer walls .
Dear me !
And the ceiling stuccoed with paper balls
I see;
The shuffling feet on the gritty floor,
The inky face at the school rooni door,
The vicious pinch and the mu filed roar
Ah me !
The question brisk and the answer slow
Ah me ;
The "I furgit" and the "I dun no,"
Ah me ;
" 'N' four times seven is twenty-nine:"
" 'N' Rome is a town on the river Rhine,"
" 'N' George is a verb 'n' agrees wit h
wine,"
, Dear me !
Grimace and giggle, grin and wink
Dear me !
Buzz, hum and whisper who can think?
Oli, me !
Woundn't it be a belter rule
To let the boy grow up a fool i
Rather than send him back to school
And me?
Bob Bukdette. . '
Editorial.
For almost three months the American
has been having a vacation and it will now
again make its appearance at weekly
intervals. We trust that. this
explanation will satisfy our readers who
may have missed receving a few numbers
of the American. . .
Never before iu the history of the
school has Chemawa enjoyed such a pro
fitable vacation. .Many of our pupils who
have beeD out in the various homes of our
well to do farmers of the Willamette val
ley have returned refreshed and with the
ambition toexcel in all they undertake to do
the coming school year. Borne will remain
out on the farms during the winter and at
tend the public and districts schools under
our outing system and we feel certain that
it will prove a greater benefit to the pupils
taking advantage of this opportunity as it
combines all the practical education that
the Indian youth will need in fightiug
the battles of life. The American with the
best interest at heart for our boys and girls
may give a few suggestive advices to the
students of our school, in trying to gain the
point to which t hey are working, livery
boy and girl in each department should
fake up their work as seriously as it der
servee. No boy or girl can ever know to
much about the vocation which he or she
lias chosen to follow in life, and the value
of an education received in the school room
combined with that learned in the indus
trial departmernt isso great in this day
and age that, students aiv often unable to
see and realize this until it is to late.
Every calling has its hundreds awaiting
places and only the strongest, shrewdest
and those with clearest headsarenble toob
tain these valuable situations'. Eveiy ave
n,ueof life is open to all young men who are
not afraid to do the best that id iu them.
Every one interested in the advance
and importance of having good music will
be glad to know that the Chemawalndian
band lias been reorganized under the di
rectorship of Prof. Stoudenmeyer with an
attendance of thirty members.
The ever-increasing liking and taste for
more refined and artistic music of our pu
pils is encouraging as it 6hows advance
ment not only in their literary and in
dustrial life but in the higher, more elevat-