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"HALDEMAN"
By L. Frank Baum
Author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, John Dough and the Cherub, The Treasure of Karnak, and The Visitors from Oz, etc.

Originally published in Uplifters Hymnal, 1915.


(Tune of "I'll Get You")

SOLO -
  We know a fellow who's one of us;
    He's generous - magnanimous;
  Loves to be merry; never's contrary;
    He's one of us - this genial cuss!
  Uplifting art's the stunt he loves best;
  He uplifts our hears with song and with jest;
  Makes us his comrades and calls us his friends
  As at our festive board he graciously unbends:

ALL THE UPLIFTERS -
    Hal-de-man! Hal-de-man!
  In his shirtsleeves, while at lunch,
  He leads in song or Uplift bunch -
    Oh, Hal-de-man! Excel him no one can!
  By all our clan he is called a man,
    Is Hal-de-man!

THEN, VERY SLOWLY -
    Hal-de-man! Hal-de-man!
  He loves girlies, he loves grub,
  (For otherwise he'd be a dub)
  And he loves beer, goodfellowship and cheer;
  He loves to shake for the good bones' sake
    Does Hal-de-man!

      II

SOLO -
  He's always cheery, he's always gay -
    That is his way - fun and fair play -
  Never gets dumpy, never is grumpy -
    That is his way, day after day!
  We've found this comrade faithful and true;
  Just give him a chance, the right thing he'll do;
  We love his faults, we'll his vurtues defend,
  For one a friend, a friends's a friend unto the end!

NOW - ALL TOGETHER -
    Hal-de-man! Hal-de-man!
  Happiness will with us tarry
  While we have our dear old Harry!
  Hal-de-man! Since fellowship began
  No bigger heart could uplift art
    Than Hal-de-man!

REPEAT SOFTLY -
    Hal-de-man! Hal-de-man!
  He loves girlies, he loves grub,
  (For otherwise he'd be a dub!)
  And he loves beer, goodfellowship and cheer;
  He loves to shake for the good bones' sake
    Does Hal-de-man!



THE FORGETFUL POET
The Forgetful Poet

By Ruth Plumly Thompson
Originally published in the Philadelphia Public Ledger, October 19, 1919.


Alphabet Riddles

The forgetful poet says that shorthand is all very well, but that he has a method of spelling that is sound and short. He says that if you pronounce the letters just as he has written them you will guess the word they are intended to spell. But first can you guess this?

An alphabet person
  And also a tree -
They're both the same letter:
  "Oh, say, can you see?"
        (them, too?)


And now for some sound spelling. These words are familiar; see how many you recognize:

f-m-n-8
f-n-d
c-p-a
f-u-u-u-u
x-s
d-v-s
x-p-8
x-iiii

Last week's sentence was: I foresee a foray.

[Answers next time.]


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