The oriole year book: Evansville Junior College
Commercial Seniors CLASS OFFICERS. President ......................... V. A. Gillingham Vice President ....................... M. Stirdivant Secretary and Treasurer ................ Laura Johnson Honorary Member ................... Miss Townsend As the human race progresses its needs increase, and as needs increase barter Increases. Therefore trade, or commerce, Is actually a criterion of the intellectual status of the people. ShoW, me the nation that excels in art, in literature, in scholarship, and I will show you a people that has a sound commercial basis. Trade is the initial step in civizIation. As man begins to exchange products, he begins to exchange ideas,, and thought multiplies by contact with thought. There has been a decided tendency on the part of our so-called devotees of art that commerce is vulgar, and the pursuit of "low brows." Scarcely a "rhymester," or a "free verser," or a "cubic artist," but his particular muse impels him into a tirade against trade. These "poets" forget that but for this same dispised commerce, they would have no paper on which to wreak their fine frenzies, nor royalties to buy sustenance while they do the wreaking. Keen business ability is as truly intellectual in its own domain as are the researches of scientists, or the compilations of the scholar in his. Therefore schools can very properly admit business training into their curriculum. A DREAM. I climbed into my hammock to let Sunday afternoon quiet hour pass, and lo, I dreamed a dream. I was in a great theater. From the boxes I caught the gleam of many a diamond. The balcony was crowded with an expectant throng. An intense hush was upon the audience. The curtain rose. All eyes were fastened on a solitary figure in the center of the stage. He was tall, dark of hair and eyes, rosy of cheek, and handsome of face and figure. A sort of breathless sigh passed through the audience, and I felt, rather than saw. that he was the cynosure of hundreds of admiring feminine eyes. Somewhere in the depth of my dream-consciousness there lurked an elusive remembrance of the actor. Somewhere, some place I had seen this man.
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