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The Mountain Trail
December 23, 1938
The 0. F. Rummer Literary Society
program for November 9, was very good.
The following prograra was given; a plp.y
by June Thompson, Alice Gibson, Louise
Burnette, and Marjorie Neely;school
news by Virginia Edwardsj jokes by
Lucy Dryman; a stunt by Edith Crunkle-
ton, Marveta Reese, Peggy Thompson,
Doris Potts, Charles McDowell; a dia
logue by Felicia Edwards, Mary Hunt,
Vera Vincent, and Victor Smith; a piano
solo by Jacquelin Aiken; a poem by
Louise Speed; a song "Silent Night" by
The nexb program will be held Decem
ber 23, and after the regular society
program there will be a Christmtis tree
for the entire high school.
The Highlands School v;ill close
Friday, December 23rd, for a v;eek's
holiday. Work will be resumed Monday,
TEN COMIiANDraTS 0? HOT.r TO GET
ALONG V'lTH PEOPLE
Keep skid chains on your tongue;
always say less than you think. Culti
vate a low persuasive voice. How you
say it counts more than what you say.
Make promises sparingly and keep
them carefully, no matter what it
Never let an opportunity pass to
say a kind and encouraging word to or
about somebody. Praise good work done,
regardless of who did it. If criticism
is needed, criticize helpfully, never
Be interested in others. Interested
in their pursuits, their welfare, their
homes and families. Make merry with
those that rejoice. With those who
mourn, weep. Let everyone you meet, how
ever humble, feel that you regard him as
one of importance.
Be cheerful. Keep the corners of
your mouth turned up. Hide your pains,
worries, and dieappointments under a
smile. Laugh at good stories and learn
to tell them.
Preserve on open mind,on all debat-
• able questions. Discuss but never argue.
It is tho mark of superior minds to dis
agree and yet be friendly.
Let your virtues, if you have any,
speak for themselves and refuse to talk
of another’s vices. Discourage gossip.
Ivlake it a rule to say nothing of another
unless it is something good.
Be careful of anothey’s feelings. Wit
and humor at another fellov;’’s expense
are rarely v/orth the effort, and may
hurt where least expected.
Pay no attention to ill-natured re
marks about you. Simply live that
nobody will believe them,
DonH be too anxious about your dues.
Do your v/ork, be patient, and keep your
disposition svreet, forget self, and you
vdll be rewarded,
(Reprinted from the Lumberton High
School "Student Echo.")
HARDLY.’ Never break your bread or
roll in your soup,