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Seedling pine

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Seedling pine
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Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- Company 1420
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Ocala, Florida
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CCC Company 1420
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English
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v.1, no.8, December 19, 1934
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volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Box 2
Box: Publications of CCC camps by number 453-4451
Folder: C.C.C. #1420 and #1421

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Began 1934.

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OVERWHELMING SCORES!!
FAREWELL TO C00.1420 Co 1420's basketball team has
SA score or more men will say played and won four games since
goodby to this company on the last the last printing of the Seedling ofthis month. They willI eave Pine, Our Camp paper.
behind a place which they have learn The first one, versus Co.1431, ed to call home. on Sat. Dec, 8 ended with the oneTo soms, perhaps the C C0 has meantsided score of, 35 tc 14 it Go.
"just another day in their lives, 1420's favor. Myrl Shaw is high to others it may mean a steppihg- point man for this game with a ostone t'c higher. things., T tal of nine points. .
The pres~eatmembers of this The second and third were played
Company -extend atond farewell with with Anthony High School and Anbest wished for the future of the thony Athletic Club, on .Fjijay Deamen who are leaving.jgv, 14, the scores were: :Antnopy Hgi
"-- .. 17-00-Co.1420 35, Anthony At$41UO
. -. 15--Co. 14-20 4 These tw gE3S
14 S bE e- -were a test of physical- arndrace
i.i "iby C.H.Neel" as well as ability to play bsetThe o.ivilied, world looks for- ball..
In .the fourth and last tame,
ward to Christmas, not only beoaust- Co 1420 versus Reddick, or Dec. 15, it is the season of joymaking,, and Co 1420. won by the overre1lu.ng oheer, but, also because it is the score -of 43to 13.. birthday -of Christ, for whom Christ- .n'all these gamesthe second
-mas is named. teamr of Co. 142C0 held their own
Christmas signifies the spirit and in some instances moe an
of pea~between acquaintances, nat- held their own for a large part of Sions and the ole world. the game.
Christ gave .hies lifa to the .5 Fe winner of the ,ib-district world, to you andi. We keep up eiague, of which we are a be,
with Taditions by'-giving gifts of., will lay Tampa or Miami to decide various sorts to-our fiend-and- which-team will go to the district loved ones. "To receive is fine, tournament in FTort Screven in Feb
but to give is better The team that wins thi3 tcU amant
all annot give luxuri will go to Atlanta o- compee for
gifts, it is inot necessary.to do Co-Area Honors.---
so. If we glye some small inexpen..ConiA on page six.




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STAFF------------

Editor Asat Editor
Bus. Mgr. Exchange Ed. Sports Ea. Art Editor

Bryant
Ay r Wade Price Duncan
Fancher

Typist J.S.V.
Printer Abshifre Staff Adviser---WL.A.MoCarty

This"N That--Cont'd
Is affectionate regard for
fish one of' man's natural traits?
Boy Friend--"I believe I will take up the study of several languages such.as English, Frenoh Spanish, etc."
Big Gun Cahnon--"I didn't know that you were -so leanned"as I am.
Boy Friend--How's Zat?
Big Gun--I've a ready taken'bm uD, -.

Boy Friend--Well, I didn't know:you were so'learned.
This 'N That Big Gun-- I'an anelevator in
a hotel and I took up men and Tho gist of the encourageing women of all kinds."n
talk made to the -oys by Mr. Sheffer *********** ..
on Thursday night, Dec 6, was as ED. ADVISERS HERE
follows:-- Last Thursday night, December
He enumerated the factors that the sixth, the State Educational
make life a success as follows: Adiser and the District EducationContemplation-serious thinking and alAdviser were in camp. They planning on the part of y-ung 'men, arrived at about the time the Concentration-devote our time and barracks lights wer turned out, .barake igts were turned out,
effort toward a certain goal and and their ca encircled Johnny
.and' their car enoiroled Johnny
continue working toward it;
Consecration-consecrate our lives Woods, our assistant Ed. Adviser, to the maker of all things; if "who was just then bringing a pan we attack these things to ouro.--o of developed films from the baths duct our lives will tend toward/ housb where he hd' been washing
success. them.

The subject of Mr. Sheifer's
last talk was; "If I were twentyo- I T+ aAo a i aA ,

These visiting men found the
radio club at work as well as the

n. g ro
ta I *** **photography club. And they expressalk. ed an intention of giving Wad, and
Any one that knows of anything of course Mr. McCarty, their assisthat they think would be good mater.-tance in improving the equipment' ial for an article in the Happy Days in the radio room.

is requested to epitomize it and I turn it over to Harry Bustavson.
in a few weeks we will know what Congress thinks of the CCC.
Why did. soe of our boys want to b3t a>.inst cur basketball team at :h. f..: of the. season?--** :~*** ******* *
, r. loo kini foria:d to the ..next p.; L: ,b.i dxrmatics club is now preparig put on t hesta e.

A CHRISTMAS LETTER TO THE
MEN OF CO. 1420 CCC. by the editor
Fellowmen of the CCC:--There were some statements made by some of the boys as we were working on the Vroject to-day that caused. m to want to say a few things to you. Christmas vacation is a approaching and following it comes
the termination of the onlistment




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'unt'di i om page 2 THE STCRY OF TH RY0O PS
And theme 1076 ere looking to the OR BLACK SKI',ER
ti wni they would e baok in As told to H.Gustovson, by Red
cival ief a and wondering just what Register. ePrsonal benefits they could attri- Co 1420 has a-new bird in her buts to their experience in the taxidermy shop. A bir probably not
Coros. Some of them tend toward so cormon in these narta. The name d n dency. Tney feel skeptical of this bird is "Black Skinner". It
of the meetige of the veteran of nests on th3 sandy beaches, laying forest wr. I think that it would 3 or 4 egs at a time. do these boys good to look back in The color of this birl is a
hiatcry uc a bit. creamy-wraits marked with blackWe ave lived'Out here in the brown and bray. The long bill is woods f$r several month as where our clada-like and colored -ith black physical work is gradacL and we are and scarlet. judged oby what we can do! So wre The bird" eats almost any kind of
the pioneers in their day; we have fish or insects.as it flies over learn.a thea necessity of coopers- the water. After nesting the Skinntion and punctuality, two essentials er ofter goes as far as Nova Scotia of swocss; we have lea-rned much a The bird was found on Lake ferr. aoout .=-an nature: which makes for This is somotning viry uniusuei a bet3,r understanding and rore as this bird has never boe.an seen napoicess buT .neither aid our fore- this -'ar inland. fat.~.r who lacored in the forests of a crmaer day out their work
temper& wihe.ih an iron deterrmi- to have aniy value, but I will
nation and a steadfast will power. relay to you t~Ae advic ta t I Should .ot we likewise acquire heard given to tc r~ia-t rn. bradthei? It is true that some of our uates c- t Uiversty o Florida
_oysnave acted so as -Go lower our last yearI moral. rputation: but what organiz- It was:
ation of n.On is there in the world Be strong; keI oan; keep swZt.
0-1ATha is;thii: ad at fo_: yourthat has not been freckled with That is; think and ct for yourimmorality.- So considering all these self; do not collect th floatthings why-f el-ourselves an uncouth ing unclean refuse on yourselves; lot of men. and do not become sour a:,d diIf being fastidious and for re- grtled because of ooosiion.
moved from laborious ;ork and rustic Make use of all toe olds that Make use of all tLa toe holds that
eanvironmient T equisite for suonvioment is exquisite for su- you can find and life will not be 0s the Viirginia troops could not a disaointmnt
0 ~a disamcointme.nt.
have saved Braddocks army front; Christmas; a happy w
cczipl .tad~ltrutio;- urgynaA merry Christmas; a hap-py N.w complete destruction; Burgoyne Year; and prosperous life, may would have nvor surrendered to. Gatesthy b o ou l they be for you all.
nor Cornwallis to Washington; sev- Th Editor.
aral of our presidents would have never baen known; and ia.ost of our wealthy famiiis in America would Christmas Gree-tings oeing in
be poor. order, I wish all of 'you a very
So as y-ou boys go out again in Merry Christras, and hope eryone the world I will not attempt to enjoys his hr.st~s leave.
give you my advice, because I am too Sar~e-nt Abshire
young and tnexperienoed for n.y
advice




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EDUCAT IONAL

SCHEDULE FOR WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 21

Subject of Class
Citiz3nsnio Photography Journalism DraLatics Typing
Commrcial Art coxing Bask.toall Taxild ry
Archeology Aviation Business Course Radio

Days scheduled SM T WTFS
x x
xxxx .
x
x x xxxx xxxx x x xx x xxxx
XX X X
X. X X X, X X X x X X

xXxx x x x ,

First Aid x
Danc ing x
Athletic Supervision x x x x x x Literacy x x
Vo ic a nal Guidance x Handicraft x

Hour
7:00
8:00
9:00 7:00
8&OU
5:00 :30
7:30 3:00 7:00
51:00 '7: 00
7:00 7:00 4:30 7:30 8:30 7:00

Instructor
Sheffer-Ins. Shef fer-Ins. Bryant-Enr. Holsteaain-Ins.
Farris-Ins. Woods-Asst. CEA
McGarity-Enr. Lt. Crofton- Insa. Register-Enr. Potter-Enr.
Cap s-Enr. Woods-Asst CES Wade-Enr. Dr. Real-CS HornIMayo
Lt. Crofton-Ins. Woods-Aast.CEA Sheffer-Ins. Johnson-Enr.

PROGRESS------------

RADIO CLUB ACTIVITIES
The radio club has

Soon we will O riaing to town in ease an received the new equipdn o reciv the new orequip
comfort, for the road has boen cleared and now ment that was ordered the clay is being puz on. a short time ago, and
The clay is being spread in a .ten foot oath the club is now in full at about seven or eight inches thick. One swing. Attendence is
dump truck will g fill in twelve linear feet rapidly increasing. to the load. Work. on the receiving
Road no. 18, which l.1ads to the vicinity set will start iimmedof the clay pit has already been played out- iately. And all memand the Salt Springs to Eureka road has a small bers of the company inpart started. The crew is working toward Salt t3rested in radio conBprinas and when this is complete theywill structionor the learnturn toward Eureka. ing of the code and have
However the laying of- the clay is n.t all an hour a week to give that is required. Tnis rm:ust be graded and level-to study have tho opped before it is ready for tne clay. ortunity to enroll in
There are four trucks loads of men that are the radio club.
working on other-. projects that the olaying pro- Transmitting of messjects; they are working on thu west boundary. ages. will soon-begin and other interesting
road. Thedrive to and from work each morning and other interest and nignt totals thirty iles. The road is beingexperientswill be rapidly put through and each day orings them carries on--join and

learn oy lao stuay.

nearr to camp.




TH SEEDLING PNE'

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1Pam hat
,-,rpez.goie as paadi .as a
.easts young.
I
Twa s the night before Christmas, And all through the house, Now a creature was stirring, not. E Even a mouse.

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.As dry leaves .'before th& .wild
Hur ri cane f ly4; .
When they rimeet with an obstacle,
Mount to the .By,
.Soup to the house-top' the
C'ouers flewWith th-el 6I of-toy-andSt. Nicholas tool
And then, in a twinkling,
I heard on the roof

The stockings were hunmg by the chrm-h
tat SThe prancing and pawing
Ny with care. Of each tiny hoof.
In the hope that St. Nicholas soon As I dew in my head,
the L1OP~As I drew in my head,
would be there. And was turning around,
The children were- nestled all snu* Down the chimney St.Niohola
In their beds, Camae with a bound.
While visions of sugarpluma .,. .He was dressed all in fur
Danced in thei beds;, From his head t his foot,
An~i aniria i~he~ker~i~f-his 41ad to, his ot
And ,amma in..her kerbhief, And:his o1bthes were all tarnished
And I in my cap, ai W h a sot-;
Had justsettled our brains A bundle of toy ha7ad flung on
. Eor-a. ,long winter' a na p His back,.
Whn out_ on- the law And he looked like a podular
There arose such a clatter, Just opening his pack.
I sprang from the bed, His eyes, how they twinkled!
To see what was the matter His dimpoles how merry!
Awayoto the window His cheeks were like roses, his
i f ikea flash,6 1.. Nose like a cherry;
Trto9npethe shutters a- His droll little mouth
'Andthrew un the sash;-- Was drawn up in a bow,
The moon, on the breast of And the beard on his chinwas as
.The..new-fallen ,snow White as the snoww.
Gave the lustre ofmid-day The stump of a pipe he held
'To objects below,-- Tiht in 1hi teeth,
When what to my wondering eyes And the 8'mpke it
Should appear Encircled his head like a wreath.
But a miniature sleigh, He s uby and plump, ax
And eight tiny reindeer, He was chubby and plump, ax
With a little old driver A right jolly old f,
So lively and quick, And I laughed when I saw hii in
I knew in a moment it Spite of myself.
!ust be St.Hick. He spake not a word, but
More rapid than eagles Went straight to his work,
S His coureers they came, And filled all his stockings-And he whistled and shouted, Then turned with a jerk,
And called them by narne:-- And laying his finger aside of
"ow, Dasher now, Dancer 1 His nose,
nwis nose~
H -ow, Prancer! now, Vixen!
On, COm3 on,- Cupid! And giving a nod, up the chimney ro
On, Dunder-and Blitze'* He sprang to his sleigh:
-,t Th4e-srb to his tam g 've a whistle,
To 1h t o'the wall nd away they all flew,
To the top of the wall!l
.To dah awayf dahwaydway Like the down of a thistle;
Ndw., dash away, dash away,dash awayall!

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THE SEEDLING PIFE

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Cont'd from page 1
sire gifts with-the proper spirit behind them, they take on more value than the most costly ones that are given by force of hahit t or because so and so'sent me a T gift last year.
Another thing if we are not
able to give the customary gifts, T there's one gift which we can all give. You-ask, what is it? I.
-answer, It is ihe gift of, good
will and cheer to all men.
Let us do justIce -to -ChristmasW by remembering the true signifi- I canoe of te d.ay. :
I wish each and every-one a ver A happy Christmas and a Happy,enjoyable New Year.--CH.Neel
Potter said he was just before

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS x x
ee King brought their gifts o Christ One day in Bethlehem, hough he whose ptar had been their
guide
ould make no gifts to them. hey asked for nthin in return-ise men have always known e is mdre blest who does not seek favor of his orn.
o we today must brin our git here empty stockings hang, f we would.keep our faith in words n angel ohours a ng.. doll and horn and' sinning top, ~all toys-a child-heart sought, ay be as shinin$ as the gold he ancient Magi -brought.

going on Christmas call.

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SMITH-CORONA PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS

MEMBERS are urged to be especial cautious in the future, while working in the woods, with partioular reference to work of any dangerous nature.------




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FAREWELL TO 00.1420 A score or more men will say goodby to this company on the last of this month. They will leave behind a place which they have learn ed to call home. OVERWHELMING SCORES!! Co l420 s basketball team has played and won four games since the last printing of the Seedling Pine, Our Camp paper. The first one, versus Co. 1431, on Sat. Dec, 8 ended with the cneTo some, perhaps the CCChas meantsided score of 35 to 14 ir Co. "just another day" in their lives, to others it may mean a steppingstcns tc higher things, T The present members of this Company extend a' fond farewell with best wishes for the future of the men who are leaving. j §vy %4 LEST WE ..FORGET • by C.H.Neel The civiliqed world looks for-ward to Christmas, not only because it is the season of joymaking., and 1 cheer, but, also because it is. the birthday of Christ, for whom Christmas is named. Christmas signifies the spirit of peace" between: aquaintances, nations and the whole world. Christ gave' .‘his life to the world, to you and 1. We keep up with traditions by ^giving gifts of..,* various sorts toour friends anaL... loved ones. "To receive is fine, but to give is better".' We all cannot give luxurious gifts, it is not neccessary to do so. If we give some small inexpenCont‘d on page six. 1420’ s favor. Myrl Shaw is high point man for this game with a to-, tal. of nine points. The second and third were played with Anthony High School and Anthony Athletic Club, on .Friday Dec. were: "Ant nopy Hi g a An t h oily A t hi Clu o : 5"; These two games physical endurance to play baskct14, the scores 3 15 17 — Co. Id20 15 — Co. 1420 were a test of as well as ability ball... In the fourth and last game, Co 1420 versus Reddick, on C<=.a Co 1420 won by the overwhelming score of 43to 13*. In all these gamesthe second team of Co. 142C held tlioix own and in some instances more c.aan held their own for a large part the. game* Ihe winner of the sub-district league, of which we ars a member ^ will play Tampa or Miami tc decide which team will go tournament in Fort The team that wins will go to Atlanta CoArea Honors. JSV.Rep of district Screven in Feb, t hi 3 t c ur name at to comps ce for

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THE SEEDLING PINE STAFF — Editor Bryant Asst Editor Ayer Bus Mgr Wade Eg change Ed. Price Sports Eu. Duncan Art Editor Fane her Typist J.S.V. Printer Ab shire Staff Adviser Wm.A •McCarty Page 2 This N That Tho gist of the encourageing talk made to the ^oys by Mr. Sheffar cn Thursday night, Deo 6, was as "* follows: — He enumerated the factors that make life a success as follows: Contemplationserious thinking and planning on the part of young men. Concent rat ion-devote our time and* effort toward a certain goal and s continue working toward it; Consecration-consecrate our lives to the maker of all things; if we attach these things to our: .con—' duct our lives will tend toward" success. o The subject of Mr. Sheifer's last talk was; "If I were twentyone again. It was also a good t a lk ******* 3 | ( ^.. 1 j ( ^ c Any one tnnt knows of anything that they think would oe good material for an article in the Happy Days is requested to epitomize it and i turn it over to Harry Bustavson. j.n a few weeks we will know what Congress thinks of the CCC. ************* l hy did some of our boys want to b3 gainst cur basketball team at This"N That — Cont'd Is affectionate regard for fish one of man's natural traits? *********** Boy Friend— "I believe I will take up the study of several languages such as English, French Spanish, etc. n Big Gun Cannon— "I didn’t know that you were' so leanned"as I am. Boy Friend — How’s Zat? Big Gun — I’ve already taken'&m up. Boy Friend-We 11, _i didn't know; you were so learned. Big Gun — I' ran an elevator in a hotel and I took up men and women of all kinds." *********** ED. ADVISERS HERE ; Last Thursday night, December the sixth, the State Educational" Adiriser and the District Educational Adviser were in camp. They arrived at about the time the barracks lights were turned out, and their car encircled Johnny •Woods, our assistant Ed. Adviser, who was flust then bringing a pan of developed films from the baths housfc where he had been washing t hem These visiting men found the radio club at work as well as the photography club. And they expressed an intention of giving Wad, and of course Mr. McCarty, their assistance in improving the equipment in the radio room. A CHRISTMAS LETTER TO THE MEN OF CO. 14-20 CCC. by the editor the j-'Cbt of the season? •V next .ooki nx i orwar d is now preparing re *>:-******.* * o the dramatics club put on the stage UilCh 4 Ijj.i Fellowmen of the CCC: There were some statements made by seme of the boys as we were working on the project to-day that caused me tc want to say a few things to you. Christmas vacation is a approaching and following it comes the termination of the enlistment

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THE SEEDLING PINE Cunt 1 d 1 1 ora page 2 And these :-oyt wore looking to the tine when they would iq back in civj 1 iiie and wondering just what personal benefits they could attribute to their experience in the Corps. Sons of them tend toward despondency. Tiiey feel skeptical of the prestige of the veteran of forest wers. I think that it would do these boys good to look back in history just a bit. We have lived out here in the woods for several months whore our physical work is grade a and we are judged by what we can do! So Wire the pioneers in their day; we have learned the necessity of cooperation and punctuality, two essentials of success; we have le-.rned much s about .human nature: which makes for a cett er understanding and more hapoiness bur. neither aid our fore— • fat i ere who laoored in the forests of a termer day out their work tempered them. with an iron determination and a. steadfast will power. Should not we likewise acquire them? It is true that some of our boys nave, actea so as go lower our moral. reputation: but what organization of men is there in the world that has net been freckled with immorality, So considering all these things why f selour selves an uncouth lot of men. If being fastidious and for removed from laborious work and rustic environment is a requisite for success the Virginia trooos could not have saved Braddocks army from complete destruction; Burgoyne would have never surrendered to. Gates nor Cornwallis to Washington; several of our presidents would have never been Known; and most of our wealthy families in America would be poor. So as you boys go out again in the world I will not attempt to give you my advice, because I am too young and inexperienced for my advice THE ST CRY OF THE RY IT CHOPS OR BLACK SKINNER As told to H.Gustevson, by Red Register Co 1420 has a new bird in her taxidermy shop. A bird probably not so common in these carts. The name of this oird is "Black Skinner" It nests on the sandy beaches, laying 3 or 4 ergs at a time. The color of this bird is a creamywait 3 marked with blackbrown and & ray. The long bill is o ladelike and colored ith black and scarlet. The bird eats almost any kind of fish or insects, as it flies over the water. After nesting the Skinner of ter goes as far as Nova Sootia The bird was found on Lake Kerr, This is something very unusual as this bird has never been seen this far inland. to have any value, but I "tt1.11 relay io you t.*.ie advice that I heard given tc tbs midtorn, graduates ci one University of Florida last year It was: Be strong; keen clean; keep sweet. That is; think and act for youri seif; do not collect the floating unclean refuse on yourselves; and do not be dome sour and disgruntled because of opposition. Make use of all the toe holds that you can find and life will not be a disappointment A merry Christmas; a happy New Year; and prosperous life, may they be for you all. The Editor. Christmas Greeting's oeing in order, I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and hope svryone enjoys his Christmas leave. Sergeant Abshire

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THE SEEDLING PINE Page 4 EDUCATIONAL SCHEDULE FOR WEEK ENDING DECE LIBER 21 Subject of Class Day s sc theduled ‘Hour Instructor S U T w T F S Cit izensnin X 7 00 Sheff er-Ins Photography X s 00 Shef f er-Ins Journalism X XXX 9 00 Bryant -Enr Dramatics X 7 00 He 1st e enIns. Typing X X 8 00 Farris-Ins Commercial Art X X X X 3 b 00 Woods-Asst CEA sexing X X X X 00 L/icGarity-Enr Basket call X X X XXX 4 30 Lt Or of tonIns Taxidermy X X X X 7 30 Register-Enr. Archeology x 7 3 00 Potter-Enr Aviation X 7 i 00 Capos-Enr Business Course X X X X 3 00 Woods-Asst CEA Radio X X X X t 00 Wade-Enr First Aid. X 7 00 Dr. Neal-CS Dancing X 7 00 Horn*Mayo Athletic Supervision X X X XXX 4 30 Lt Croft onIns. Literacy X X 7 30 Woods-Asst CEA V c c at i c na 1 Gu l dan c e X S 30 Sheff er-Ins Handicraft X • • • 7 00 Johns on-Enr RADIO CLUB ACTIVITIES The radio cliio has received the new equipment that “as ordered a short time ago, and the. club .is new in full swing. Attendence is rapidly increasing. Work on th 3 receiving PROGRESS Soon we will be riding to town in ease and comfort, for the road has been cleared and now the clay is being pur on. The clay is being spread in a ten foot oath at about seven or eight inches thick. One hump truck v;ill g fill in twelve linear feet to the load. Road no. IS, which .leads to the vicinity of the clay pit has already been clayed out and the Salt Springs to Eureka read has a small part started. The cr^w is working toward Salt Springs and when this is complete theywill turn toward Eureka. However the laying of the clay is net all that is required. 'Tnis must be graded and level-to study have the opped before it is ready for the olay. There are four trucks loads of men that are working on other projects that the claying projects; they are working on th west boundary road. The drive to and from work ealch morning and nignt totals thirty miles, rapidly put through and each day orings them nearer to camp. set will start immediately. And all members of the company interested in radio const ruotionor the learning of the code and hav an hour a week to givt to study have the opportunity to enroll in the radio club. Transmitting of messages. will soon begin and other interesting The road is bein b “ x P' 3rit 3nt 3 will be carrier on — join and learn by lab study.

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THE SEEDLING PINE' Pare p THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS ohristmaa poem -that never grows old -and has helped to. keep I. many ; Heart s' young j. vr t^ '+~ jr’ s. nap; 1 Twas the night before Christmas, And all through the house. Now a creatura was stirring, not. E Even a mouse Tha stockings wars rung by tha ohiniNey with care. In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children ware nestled all snu 5 In their bads, While visions of sugarplums, Danced in their heads; And Mamma in her kerchief, And I in my cap. Had just sett lad our brains Spr a. long wint When out on the lawn Thera arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bad, To see what was the matter; Away to the window I flaw like a flash. Tore open the shutters a And -threw up the sash; — The moon on the breast of The new-fallen snow Gave the lustra of mid-day To objects below, — When what to my wondering eyes Should appear But a miniature sleigh. And eight tiny reindeer. With a little old driver,So lively and quick, I knew in a moment it Must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles His coursers they came, And he whistled and shouted, And. called them by name: — "Now, DasherS now. Dancer I Now, Pranceri now. Vixen! On, Comat !on,Cupid! 0 n Dunde r • and B 1 i t a en \ To the top of. -the porch. To the top of the wall! Now, dash away, dash away, dash awayalll As dry leaves before the wild Hurricane fly-, When they meet with an obstacle. Mount to the s&y, So up to the house-top the Coursers flew, With the‘full of toys ana B St. Nicholas tool And then, in a twinkling, i .1 hoard on the roof. The prancing and pawing Gf eacn tiny hoof. As I drew in my head, And was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas Came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur From his head to his foot, ’ : j And his clothes were all tarnished With ashes and soot; A bundle of toys he had flung on ;• His back. And he looked like a peddler Just opening his pack. His eyes, how they "twinkled! His dimples how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his Nose like a cherry; His droll little mouth Was drawn up in a bow, And the beard on his chinwas as White as the snoww. The stump of a pipe he held Tight in his teeth, And the smoke it Encircled his head like a wreath. He was chubby and plump, ax A right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw hi._ in Spite of myself. He spake not a word, but Went straight to his work. And filled all his stockings — Then turned with a jerk. And laying his finger aside of His nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney rose He sorang to his sleigh: to his team g ve a whistle, : nd away they all flew. Like the down of a thistle;

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THE SEEDLING PINE Page 6 Cont'd from page 1 sive gifts with'fhe proper spirit behind them, they take on more value than the most oostly ones that are given by force of habit or because so and so sent me a gift last year. Another thing if. we are not able to give the customary gifts, there's one gift which we can all give. You ask, what is it? I* answer, It is rhe gift of, good will and cheer to all men. Let us do justice to Christmas by remembering the true significance of tne day. THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS The th£ee Kings brought their gifts to Christ One day in Bethlehem, Though he whose star had been their guide Could make no gifts to them. They asked for nothing in return — Wise men have always known He is more blest who does not seek A favor of his own. So we today must bring our gifts Where empty stockings hang, If we would. keep our faith in words An angel c hours sang. happy Christmas and a Happy, enjoyable New Year — CH.Neel Potter said he was just before going on Christmas call. ************ I wish each and every one a ver^A doll and horn and spinning top, Small toys a child-heart sought, May be as shining as the gold he ancient Magi brought.