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Another one of Mr. Putnam’s first-aid students made the following rather astouivv-
ing statement. Quote; "Often when people are drowned you can revise them by-
punching in their sides but not too hard. This is called resurrection."
Maybe the above little jokes have been repeated so many times, that they serve
only as rer.inders of broken ribs, etc., back in the days when grandpa was pass
ing through the infantile stage, Spealcing of repeating things one is reminded
of the case of a very willing draftee who was being interviewed by an,army
psychiatrist. "Your record indicates that you are in perfect physical shape",
said the doctor, "and superficially you strike me; as a perfectly normal young
man. Can you yourself tell me' anjithing that is possibly the matter with you?"
"Nothing at all", replied tho applicant, "eiccept for one little thing that 1
think I ought to mention to jnDu. Shortly before I v;as born, my mother got into
a bit of a scrap with my father and he broke a couple of phonograph records
over her head. Now, eiver since I've been born, I sometimes find myself repeat
ing Yihat I say, repeating what I say,■ repeating what I say."
Finr.Uy, during the First ?/orld War/‘General Pershing was fond of quoting this
little poem to members of his staff:
"The Lord gave us tvro ends to use:
One to think'with, one to' sit with* ,
'• “ The War depends on which we choose.
Heads wo win, tails we lose. ,
Th6 Reason. 17e Fight .
With the world a pit of Death and Hate
And Darkness where there should be light,
V/e are fighting thait/others might live without fear.
With a Faith that is stronger than'Might
Blit at the end of tho struggle so vast
Can we rest? Are our labors behind?
No ~ though tt>e shells and the bombs cease to blast
Our fight v/ap not just of that kind.
\i/hen the battles are won our fight has only begun,
W© must build lip a v/orld vdthout fear. ' ;
A world where Freedom &k1 Justice' and Peace
Are not .just v/or'Jtds that we hear.
Out of the chaos of nations in ruins.
Of a \7orld thinking‘only of .war,
We must build a peace and security
That was worth fighting for
This is the task that vie have been given
And we’ll do it. Vfe’ll give it our best
And only when tyranny from tho; world has been driven
Can we say, "It is done. V7o may rest,"
By Lt, A. C'. Hart
Revised by Pvt. H. V/. Weems
"Sweater girls are obseirved in the best places. "
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