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Of course, later the sportswriters nicknamed them the Suds. Emil Sick built a new stadium and fielded a winning team right away. Even my father enjoyed watching, though he preferred to attend double headers asserting that there had to be two Rainiers games to equal one Cleveland Indians game. ” He didn’t live to see the crowds at a Seattle Seahawks professional football game. My experience at Bush School was characterized by continued incompetence in arithmetic, regarded as dullness coupled with moral laxity by the truly disagreeable Miss Fox.

This was more appropriate than they knew, for years before he had endeavored to enroll a student of Chinese ancestry and was told by the Board that it would be at the cost of his job. 2. I learned that for a year I would not attend Lakeside, which began in the fifth grade. I was to be sent to the Helen Bush School. This was not the most pleasant, but neither was it an intolerable experience. The school occupied the former Lakeside campus. It was coeducational through grade four or five, but then it was entirely for girls.

I conclude the latter from the experience of what we called diagramming sentences in grades six to eight and from studying Latin beginning in the eighth grade. My view was enforced years later when as a beginning teacher of English composition at Cornell University I was ordered to use a textbook called Thinking Straight by the philosopher Monroe C. Beardsley, who, incidentally, made his reputation as an aesthetician. At the bottom of the method of this book was the syllogism and deductive logic as it might be applied to English, a hybrid of a word-order and an inflected language.

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