The Monmal (Dillon, Mont.) 1906-1918, May 01, 1918, Image 5

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T H E M O N M A L. 7 RETROSPECTION. As we near our graduation, we pause to look back over the days we have spent here, with pleasure and with gratitude for what those days have brought—knowledge, self-confidence, true friendship, and high ideals. Our hours of work, as well as those of play, bring memories which we shall be glad to recall when school days are over and we have taken our places as workers in the world. For the knowledge we have gained, we thank our instructors, whose patient efforts and wise guidance have opened up the world of books, and have given us in a small measure, at least, a store of the things worth while. We appreciate the deep interest they have taken in our school work. We feel that at last our dangling selves have been drawn to the ground and have been given a firm footing. With this new confidence that we have gained comes a desire to do things which will be of service to our fellow-men. We look forward to commencement day, somewhat dread- iug the time when we must leave the pleasant ways of college life and the many friends we have made here. But, as Cicero has said, “ Friends, though absent, are still present.’’ Their influence goes with us. We are glad that we have had the opportunity of making them, and we have happy reunions to look forward to. With these things in mind, and with high hopes for the future, we go out from our Alma Mater resolved to serve the institution which has so well served us. OUR LAST VOLUNTEERS. On Thursday, May 4th, Eaton Baughman and Wilhelm Rollwitz, answered their country’s call to arms, and enlisted in the navy. Their action came as a surprise to most of the school, for the boys had told only a very few people of their plans. In reality, however, they had been planning a long time to enlist. When the way seemed clear, there were never two boys more ready to go; nor were there ever two happier boys than Danny and Bill when they had finally enlisted and were making their plans to be off. When the school learned the news, it did not take long to go

The Monmal (Dillon, Mont.), 01 May 1918, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/TheMonmal/1918-05-01/ed-1/seq-5/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.