Sunday, March 24, 2024

Clever intro for a high school yearbook–75 years ago!

A few of our "senior" readers will remember several of these folks.  We were taken aback by the clever humor they injected into the introduction for the 1950 Chadron High School yearbook.  We're sure there were several "inside" backstories to what they wrote, which we happily offer you below:


Fourscore and seven days ago the classes of C.H.S. kicked forth a new annual staff, conceived in hopelessness, and unwillfully dedicated to the propostion that all members should please Schroeder.  Now we are engaged in a great and bitter struggle, testing whether this staff, or any staff so conceived and so dedicated, can endure.  

We have met in Room 315 of Chadron High School.  We have come to dedicate a portion of our work as a futile tribute to those who here gave their talents that this Annual might live.  It is altogether outrageous and revengeful that we should do this.  But in a larger sense –– if we don't get to work –– we will never meet that deadline!  The brave souls, half alive and half dead, who struggled here have mutilated it far beyond your poor power to add or detract.  You students will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but you can never overcome what we did here.  

We take increasing dislike to that cause for which we gave our last full measure of foolishness. We here highly resolve that editor Zanger shall not have *@?# in vain - and that this annual staff, under Schroeder, shall have another outburst of insanity - - and that the Cardinal of Chadron High School shall not perish - - again.

To learn a bit about the staff for this yearbook (at least a bit about their high school careers!) we invite you to visit: