Much Ado About a Haircut

Perhaps you read about our school in the newspaper? We were one of the first to have showdown on the topic of long hair for boys. Two honor students, Ron Harris and Len Chester, were sent to the principal by their French teacher, an implacable foe of non-conformist, who went into a paroxysm of  anger …

Perfect Products

I guess we’ll never be able to quell those persistent rumors about the invention of auto tires which will never wear out, stocking which cannot tear, and pens which won’t run dry. A voluble economist informed me that such products will never be marketed. “Can you imagine,” he asked, “a manufacturer cutting his own throat?” …

Hold That Nobel Prize!

Speaking of invention and discoveries, I just learned that an eminent scientist in Ohio has developed a pill which contain all nutritive value of three complete meals. In addition to providing us with the vitamin and minerals we need daily, this pill also gives a feeling of fullness. According to its sponsors, the pill will …

Patent Pending

My buddy Verne, a precocious automotive wizard, and I were inspired to do some inventing on our town. We thought it might be feasible to park a car parallel to a space on the street. Then, by pressing a button, we could raise the four tires off the ground slightly, while dropping two special wheels …

The Newspaper Umbrella

Our neighbor is an affluent inventor whose latest brainstorm, a feasible umbrella substitute, has been featured in many magazines. As simply as the eye can discern, it is a hard plastic strip, about the size of a ruler, which fits comfortably into a woman’s handbag or a man’s suite jacket. If the person is caught …

Our Pyrrhic Victory

Mr. Dorsey summoned a representative group of teachers and students leaders to his office in order to elicit their reactions to the suspension of the football captain. He told them that cheating was a pernicious disease which could not be tolerated at our school. He loathed having to discipline Art Krause so severely; but unless …

Star Player is Caught

The cheating scandal come to a head when Art Krause, our football captain made the egregious misake of getting caught cheating on a midterm exam. If Art were suspended for his part in that sordid affair, our chances for winning the city championship would go up in smoke. The distraught coach asked the principal to …

Cracking Down

Mr. Dorsey, our new principal, determined to do something about the flagrant cheating at our high school. He issued bulletins and began to admonish  those teachers who did not proctor alertly. Under duress, the faculty reported the names of the culprits. Several crib sheets were turned in as tangible evidence of the cheating. Mr. Dorsey’s …

Cheating

During my first weeks at the new school I observed that cheating was rampant. I had always considered it rather inane to cheat on  a test because of my code of ethics, and because so much was at stake. Apparently the other students didn’t concur. In fact, even the presence of a proctor did not …

Courtroom Drama

There was an ominous silence when the jittery defendant rose in court. He explained in a tremulous voice what had led him to repudiate his confession made at the police station on the night of the crime. The audience began to buz excitedly until the judge demanded a cessation of the noise. Although the district …