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The Aeroplane
(1914)

Local news,   pp. 19-22


Page 21

THE     AEROPLANE                               21 
AGRICULTURE 
Cato, the most renowned agriculturist and one of the greatest statesmen of
Rome, 
said, "Venio nunc ad voloptates agricolarum quibus ego incredibiliter
delector"--"I come 
now to the pleasures of agriculturists with which I am delighted beyond measure."
We 
of the East High school agricultural squad are experiencing some of these
pleasures. 
Of course we've heard there is more pleasure in anticipation than in realization;
so we're 
anticipating much. 
We have harvested a nice little crop of corn and a few potatoes in spite
of the 
weeds which sprang up magic-like during the summer while we were resting.
Just 
watch us handle them next summer! We have plowed three acres this fall and
plan to 
make this useful as well as beautiful next spring with vegetable gardens
and experi- 
mental plots. 
We are equipping our dairy laboratory with cream separators and Babcock testers
which promises well for a winter's work in this line. Just now, we of the
animal hus- 
bandry class think we're becoming proficient in the judging of live stock
with the regu- 
lation university score card. We have been promised an interesting course
in poultry 
cultare for next semester. Of this we are reasonably certain since we've
seen the mod- 
ern little hen coop on the campds. 
Now for a few visions or dreams, as you please. We think of a beautiful little
farm 
with modern buildings, well equipped and stocked with pure bred animals.
Not that we 
want a stock farm; we jdast hope for a few animals so we may put into practice
what we 
learn in the class room. 
CAMPAIGN SPEECHES 
Tell the referee to look out for off-side play. Everybody had a chance to
vote in the 
state and county election held at East High, November 3rd, 1914, under the
auspices of 
the Sophomore Civics class. Regular ballots were provided, regular election
officers ap- 
pointed, and the election carried out after strictly legal principles, even
to the vote can- 
vass at the close of the election. The class was provided with every necessary
blank or 
form, and with over three hundred sample ballots, both for the proposed amendments
and for the state and county tickets, through the courtesy of Mr. Elmer C.
Hall, county 
clerk of Brown County. Our thanks to Mr. Hall. 
Everybody, however, did not vote. Of the total number of girls, only about
ninety 
cast their ballots, while considerably over a hundred of the boys exercised
their right of 
franchise. This, of course, (from the standpoint of the anti-suffragettes)
indicates the 
truth of the old, old argument, "The women do not care to vote."
In the light of con- 
temporary events, however, those of us who believe in "giving the girls
whatever and all 
of whatever they want, whenever and wherever they want it," hold different
opinions. 
We believe it was due to the excellence of two campaign speeches given before
the 
school by the Honorable John Geniesse representing the Democrats, and the
Honorable 
Olin Paul, representing the Republicans. 'Genlesse was quiet in delivery,
with a wealth 
of cold facts and illustrations up his sleeves. "0. P." was oratorical,
(and fine oratory, 
too, at that) impressive in delivery, and carried his audience with him.
Between the 
cold, quiet logic of Geniesse, and the fierey Inspired words of "0.
P." (G. should be added, 
making it "G. 0. P.)) it was hard to make a choice. "G. 0. P."
speaking first, swayed 
the crowd, and made it believe that the Republican policies were right. Geniesse,
fol- 
lowing, chilled their enthusiasm, and made them doubtful. "G. 0. P."
in his five minutes' 
closing rebuttal had them on the ran again; but Geniesse returning to the
attack, made 
the voters back up and take breath. The result was that at the end of the
forty-five 
minutes, some knew where they were, some where they "wasn't," and
the rest felt like 
singing, "eyip-a ady-ia-i-a"! and the girls, God bless them, just
felt like "I don't care 
what becomes of the whole darned G. 0. P. or Democratic parties-so, only
ninety voted. 
Thus the eloquence of two East High School young men was so convincing that
a great 


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