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FALL FESTIVAL SOON THE HAND SHAKE JOE BOWEN EDITOR Published Weekly By The Polygon Club Vol. 1 Portsmouth, Va., July 12, 1937 No. 18

YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE The Board of Directors will meet Monday night at 7:30 P.M., Y.M.C.A.

Edward Radcliffe's suggestion that if any member has any old books at home or knows of anyone who has a book or two he does not want he will be very glad to accept them for the new Negro Library that is needed in Portsmouth. Look around, fellows and see if you can't help out this cause. The Negro people certainly do need and should have a library of some type because they are not allowed to use our Public Library.

It was with great appreciation that the New Board was unanimously voted to handle the funds of the club to the best of interest for all concerned. The amendment will give the Board an opportunity to keep within the new budget.

It will be some time before Gordon Vaughan visits the haberdashery to measure for the hat he won for perfect attendance record. No swell head but summer is nearly gone. Isn't that correct, Gordon?

Elwood Major's team, who won the attendance contest really expects a good time from the losers. Now fellows, let's do something worthwhile for them. The editors of the "Handshake" will be glad to accept any suggestions along the line.

Remember the well known saying that A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH and also BE SURE YOUR SIN WILL FIND YOU OUT.

John Jackson's Bull Session last Tuesday night brought some good points of thought to the Polygons. A statement of Clarabelle's was this: Every good Polygon Club member should always be ready for a bull session. Next time I guess we will all be more eager to participate in such a session that we too may take a bow for a few words of pro and con argument.

Of course, George Gaskins is taking a course in how to speak correctly so that your audience won't understand you. By Tuesday night he will be able to define: colloquy, deglutition and shote. This means that he has completed the first four lessons. Nice going, George.

OUR PRESIDENT ON TOUR Last week's session was presided over by our illustrous vice-president, A.H.C. (ain't he cute) Warren Lively, and during the meeting he stated that he received a letter from our new executive in which he told of his pleasant trip to Washington. A picture he had made at an exclusive photographer's is seen below. Mr. Sturtevant also stated that the baseball bat would be replaced with a gavel beginning with the next club meeting.

This is what happened to the space you were told to watch.

The object of The Polygon Club is to encourage and promote service, health, fellowship, education and progress among the numbers and in the community in an atmosphere of Christian living.