THE DIXIE OWL To The Pioneers Our Pioneers! Earths noblest tributes grand to them belong. Their children, heirs of all their past, Breathe now the sacred name in reverent song. Through days of darkning hope and weary toil, Days that called forth the utmost might of men, Soothed and sustained by an unhard-foug- ht faltering trust, They looked to God, and faith led on again.' Undaunted, brave, they wrestled with the soil, And made the barren desert fruitful he. They left behind them friends, loved ones, and home gave their all to make their 18. children free. TI iey Trials of a Poet Once I had a little poem For the Dixie Owl, But I didnt hand it in Gause I knew theyd growl. We want it writ in pen and ink, they said, 'On paper smooth and white, Now if them things are handy That would be alright. But I had not pen nor paper, But a worn old sheet, And when I do try to write with ink It looks like chicken feet. Now I can write a poem Quick as quick can he, If I take it down in pencil While Ive got it, dont you see. Well I had this little poem All planned out one day. But when I searched for pen and ink It faded clear away. The fickle poem went away (Completely from my head, For while I looked I lost it all 19 And so, I went to bed. Hail Dixie College Dixie sSchoolSong Oh! Hail the Dixie College that we love! Fair guardian of our youth, of truth and right, Thou radiant promise of the Southern skies, tribute to the Immortal Light That holds the youth within its noble thrall, And makes not of its subjects A slave but king, And, to the loyal heart and intellect, The wond rous gifts of wisdoms treasures bring. Ilail to our college and fair Dixie Land! Unfurl the banner white and blue. To thee, we pledge now our heart and hand. Dear Dixie, Alma Mater, true. Encircled by the everlasting hills That guard the secret of thy destiny; The rushing rivers outward tide, The fertile valleys golden prophecy: The fig trees and the gentle myrtle vine, The vineyard and the roses scented bower d Lend incense to the azure skies, A perfumed memory of each golden hour. sun-kisse- . Olive M. Nicholes. Cigarette smoking is said by one doctor to cause softening of the brain. The question is how he found it out as no one with brains smokes cigarettes. If a man empties his purse in- to his head no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge best interest. always pays the (Tune Theres I.lttle Bit of Ileaven.") a College down in Utah, A in that balmy southern clime, Where the skies are ever blue and fair, and where peace reigns sublime, Its the Dixie College, throne of truth and shrine of wisdom grand, A symbol of the rugged strength of dear old Dixie land. Chorus Hail, all hail, our Dixie College! Hail, all hail our white and blue! Our hearts to thee will ever turn, to thee are ever true. Well raise your standard white, on high and strive to keep it there. Our lives well keep in harmony with your pure emblem fair. To youth and maid your glorious name a guide shall ever be. From far and near the Nations sons for truth will come to thee. Oh may we live to honor thee, a strong and loyal band Our hearts, united, staunch, and true we pledge to Dixie land. Though afar from College centers, to you well ever turn, Dear white and blue we come to you, our hearts for knowledge yearn. The freedom that we here enjoy means progress undenied, May Dixies name unblemished stand to all the nations wide. Beth and Laura Gardner' All is not attractive that is good. Iron does not sparkle like the diamond, yet it is useful. Gold has not the fragrance of a flower, yet it, is valuable. Love lightens burdens so easy that a man can hold his hundred sixty pound sweetheart in his lap for hours without getting tired. V. M. T.