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1917 Yearbook

1917 Yearbook

Title

1917 Yearbook

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SUMMARY OF UNDER-SEA ACTIVITIES
TO DATE
Sub-marine activities commenced on Lake
LeClaire, January—but to date the casualties have been very small. A war-zone was
declared twenty feet south of the north coast
and a warning was sent out that all entering that zone would be torpedoed on sight.
Cn Jan. the German U-boat Der Jaeger approached and sank the Irish man-of-war
Griffith. No lives were lost. Through official report it was learned that the Griffith
i?ank within 10 seconds. Three days later,
on Sunday, the super-dreadnaught Tobin
floundered off the east coast but was towed
ashore by Capt. Miller. Several smaller
craft were capsized in the wake of the
Tobin. A protest was drawn up by the entente navies and an ultimatum sent to the
raider. Later a flotilla was sent out to capture it. It was encountered on the high seas
and made desperate efforts to escape. Several destroyers dived and in the battle propellers were disabled. This notorious sea-
menace sank in twelve feet of water. At the
time it was sunk it carried on board such
contrabands as soda crackers and limburger
cheese. On Sunday, March third, Rev. F. J.
Barry admiral of the Irish navy, awarded a
medal to Coach Jones for saving the life of
1st. Lieut. Takkenberg. The medal was
magnificently engraved, stating that Coach
Jones was charged with "Bone-head" Bravery.
FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN AND
OTHERWISE AT THE COLLEGE
Katzenjammer Kids Bob and Dutch
Doc Yak Jim Morrow
Rip Van Winkle ' Ziggv
Petey Dink Pete De Rycke
Scoop, the Cub reporter Bob Feeney
Motor Cycle Mike W. Miller
Mutt and Jeff Jaeger and Bruhn
The Newly Weds Bissen and Nieters
The Flying Dutchman Rohret
Fatty Felix Birkholder
Cupid McGovern
Mallov
The Big Four.
Jaeger
O'Malley
Tobin
Little Eva J. O'Donnell
Rev. M.—"Who were the children of
Chem?"
Our Dave—"The Chemists."
FLY, FLEA, FLUE
"Boys," said Fr. M., "this is a picture of
Lot who was warned to take his wife and
daughters and flee out of Sodom. Here are
Lot and his daughters, with his wife just
behind them; and there is Sodom in the
background. Who has anv questions to ask ?
—"Well, Rex, what is it?"
R. h.—"Where is the flea?"

fete .
Day Dreams.
On Wednesday afternoon Y. F. walked
into an up-on-the hill drug store.
"Gimme a nickle's worth of asafetida."
The clerk poured some into a paper bag
and pushed it across the counter.
"Charge it," said Y. F.
'What is your name?" asked the clerk.
"Floerschinger."
"Take it. I wouldn't write Floerschinger
and Asafetida for no nickle."
Mack—"Where are you from, Doc?"
Doc—"From Lost Nation."
Mack—"That is a good place to
FROM."
be
Bob—"What are you staring at mv head
for?"
Dutch—"O, I was wondering why we have
to import ivory from Africa when we have
so much raw material at home."
Fr. M.—'What do you know about Job's
character?"
F. G.—"He was very patient but indulged
in profanity at an early age."
Fr. M.—"Where did you get that information?"
F. G.—"In the Bible, it says 'Job cursed
the day he was born."
ESPECIALLY AT 6:30 A. M.
In the course of the reading lesson over
which T. L. W. presided, the passage occurred : "The majority of the rivers in Russia are sluggish in their course." Turning
to one of the brightest, Tom asked, "What
is meant by a river being sluggish?"
"Why, sir," replied the bright one, "it
means that it sticks to its bed."
LET US REJOICE
The M. D. severely lectured O'M. and sentenced him to 2 hours on the boulevard. He
assured him that he had no feeling of anger
towards him, only pity.
The American Villa listened stolidly and
then asked:
"Two hours on the boulevard and you only
pitv me?"
rYes," replied the M. D.
'Well, I sure am glad that you ain't mad
at me."

Date

1917

Identifier

http://cdm16810.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16810coll2/id/2172