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Wedding Fantasy, Nancy Spangler Jan 1955

Wedding Fantasy, Nancy Spangler

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KAREN'S lithe frame slid into the white dress. "My, it's beautiful," she thought. She stood very straight, still gazing into the mirror in the church dressing room...


A Fine Day, Elinor Holmberg Jan 1955

A Fine Day, Elinor Holmberg

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IT HAD been a fine day. A streak of gulls drove in, dodged -"- and screeched at the shore where the sea and the sand were keeping the eternal rhythm of their meeting and parting, meeting and parting...


She Has A Mouse, Doris Dockendorff Jan 1955

She Has A Mouse, Doris Dockendorff

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SHE has a mouse. A friend sent it in an old purple corsage box and she put it in a two-quart glass jar. It jumped out the first night that she had it, but it was on top of a dresser with two jewel boxes and a few bottles of half-gone perfume and a big oval mirror, and the mouse scrunched up and hid inside the back of one open jewel box with a coil of long rope beads. And she found it...


Sergeant Jack, L. A. Kiger Jan 1955

Sergeant Jack, L. A. Kiger

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PERSALES BOUNDED down the steps from the squad room two at a time. As he charged into the hall by the mess hall door he saw that he was first in line. He glanced at the clock and decided that he didn't have time to shave before supper. This was once when he'd have to do a special job on it...


David, Ruth Frantz Jan 1955

David, Ruth Frantz

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The guests came in groups of thirty or forty each week to stay at the ranch...


Warm Valley, Larry Mark Jan 1955

Warm Valley, Larry Mark

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In the middle, the end is endless: Beginnings are obscure, forgotten...


Winter, Lou Hale Jan 1955

Winter, Lou Hale

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Sad, still Spetember's sheaf Of scarlet sumac, now, Coldly sheared by snow's silver sword Is sleeping...


Vanity's Woman, Jane Hammerly Jan 1955

Vanity's Woman, Jane Hammerly

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Gleaming blond hair, sharp blue eyes, You rest in peace by the window. When you walk, you're proud, When you're hurt, you're defiant...


Eighteen Eighty-Three, Barbara Egemo Jan 1955

Eighteen Eighty-Three, Barbara Egemo

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The sky was dark, though it was afternoon, and the air still but not peaceful. You stood beside your father- your small hand enveloped by his strong one...


A Night In New York, Elinor Holmberg Jan 1955

A Night In New York, Elinor Holmberg

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One night we walked Beginning by the river Where the foundry lights, the COCA-COLA, the ADMIRAL Spilled over the water like discarded dreams...


"Academic Freedom" And Us, Gordon Shepherd Jan 1955

"Academic Freedom" And Us, Gordon Shepherd

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"Academic freedom" might be broadly defined as meaning the freedom of inquiry and the expression of opinion in any scholastic endeavor which seeks the truths of science and society...


Campanile Sketches, James Wickliff Jan 1955

Campanile Sketches, James Wickliff

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("... the campanile stands like some medieval watchtower...") What do you watch, You solitary old hag of the campus?...


A General's Soldier, James T. Jones Jan 1955

A General's Soldier, James T. Jones

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I watched the hands of the two men rather than their faces. In the bad lighting of the bus station their hands seemed to movie in pantomine as if no words were being spoken...


Winter Nightfall, James Wickliff Jan 1955

Winter Nightfall, James Wickliff

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The deepening light of the setting sun, Scattered by bare branches on the hill top, Danced in lingering, childish tardiness...


The Good Ship Decorum, Janet Stoner Jan 1955

The Good Ship Decorum, Janet Stoner

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The good ship, the USS Decorum, had blown up its boiler and gone down like a rock...


A Child Came Home, Elinor Holmberg Jan 1955

A Child Came Home, Elinor Holmberg

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A child came home, Over a scalding plain of bent knuckles and polished steel barrels on a map of unsorted pebbles thrown down into the noon...


The Black Cat, Robert Koepp Jan 1955

The Black Cat, Robert Koepp

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Harvey's youthful form slipped from shadow to shadow in the moonlit alley. His ragged jeans moved loosely with his thin legs...


Polecats, Tom Caulfield Jan 1955

Polecats, Tom Caulfield

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SAMMY, come here." Ralph said. He was thirteen, Sammy seven. Sammy moved up beside his brother and bumped him on account of the rough footing, but it was on purpose. The swat didn't come and Sammy wondered...


Iowa Winter, Dan Wise Jan 1955

Iowa Winter, Dan Wise

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Her arms stood stark and naked, Dark dancing skeletons, In the bitter wind...


The Degree, Richard Day Jan 1955

The Degree, Richard Day

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If your first child might be one- or maybe mine. Maybe your sister would have one. Would you still think we should snuff them out?...


Girl With A Violin, Elinor Holmberg Jan 1955

Girl With A Violin, Elinor Holmberg

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There is a story to be told- of a small girl with a violin and an old man and a springtime Saturday afternoon years ago on the sidewalk of a small town....


Campus Controversy - Usnsa, Larry Campbell, Wally Smith Jan 1955

Campus Controversy - Usnsa, Larry Campbell, Wally Smith

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The United States National Student Association is a confederation of college student bodies represented through their student governments. On August 31, 1955, the membership included 281 schools, with 581,777 students. USNSA is organized on a national and regional basis. Activities in the United States are planned primarily on a regional basis, and the national organization is concerned more with international activities...


A Little Bass Fishing, Tom Caulfield Jan 1955

A Little Bass Fishing, Tom Caulfield

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You know, as I look back over the summers, the toughest day were when I had just one guy out...


The Derelicts, David H. Leonard Jan 1955

The Derelicts, David H. Leonard

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Down on Skid Row you see the men standing around. Waiting for the bars to open at noon, or talking to other men, the only people they know...


Old Stoneface, P. J. O'Connell Jan 1955

Old Stoneface, P. J. O'Connell

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Johnny pushed himself up off the kneeling bench, crossed himself, turned, and shouldered his way through the little crowd of people in the next room...


Good-By, P J. O'Connell Jan 1955

Good-By, P J. O'Connell

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HE LOOKED DOWN at her, at her lovely blue eyes and her little silver earrings. She came only to his shoulder and the dirty porchlight shimmered in her hair. He looked at her and couldn't say it...


House Of Strangers, Jerry Carroll Jan 1955

House Of Strangers, Jerry Carroll

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JEFF plopped into the kitchen chair and watched his ^" mother drop eggs, one by one, into the frying pan. The sizzle of the eggs frying made him more conscious of the heat...


Poem, Jo Brown Jan 1955

Poem, Jo Brown

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Alone I wait. Quietness-and held blunt against it a page turned in the room leaves slip still outside girl's voices a car moving a ringing phone feet in the corridor...


Big Mac, Frank Myers Jan 1955

Big Mac, Frank Myers

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Big Mac ducked his head from force of bait as he walked through the door of the officer's quarters...


You Cried, Margaret Mattison Jan 1955

You Cried, Margaret Mattison

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You cried And died a little more because I did not make a sound. I would not let my emotions run down my cheeks And drop in pools on the ground...