The Freshman

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Do you remember those
  boyhood days when
  going to College was
greater than going to
Congress - - and you'd
rather be Right Tackle than
       President?

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The home of Harold Lamb
        ____

His father was the best
 bookkeeper in the county
 and the worst radio liar 
      in the state.

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"Look, Pa, how much 
 Harold has saved to
 take to college for
 spending money - just
 by selling washing 
      machines."

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"He's been upstairs in 
 his room all evening
 dreaming about going
 to college - he simply
 can't think of anything 
         else."

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Al-a-ga-ZINK!!
Al-a-ga-ZINK!!
 Boola Bink!!

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WOW

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Brack!!
     Kack!!
Brack!!  Kack!!
    Kack!!
         Kack!!

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Whee-e-e-e-e-e-e--
Whee-e-e-e-e-e--

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WHAM

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"Static!"

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        Bing
Blooey
Tick    Bang

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Hi Ta Ticky
Bing! 
     Bang!!
           Blooey!!!
T-A-T-E-
ZIP!
CHOP SUEY!!

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"I've got China!"

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"I guess he learned it
 at that movie show -
 'The College Hero' - 
 he saw it six times 
      yesterday."

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"I saw it in the movies -
 the College Hero did 
 that jig every time
 he was introduced to
       anyone."

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"It took me a week to
 learn it, Dad - but 
 I bet it will make a
   hit at college!"

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"I'm afraid, Ma, if Harold
 imitates that movie
 actor at college, they'll
 break either his heart 
      or his neck!"

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The opening of the 
 Fall term at Tate
 University - a large
football stadium with
 a college attached.

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The Dean of the College -
 he was so dignified he
 never married for fear
his wife would call him by
     his first name.

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The peril of the Freshmen -
  an upper class bully
  who made Simon Legree
look like the Good Samaritan.

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On the Tate Limited.
      _____

Peggy - the kind of
  girl your mother 
  must have been.

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"Hello, Peggy - - are you
 still helping your mother
 with the boarding house?"

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"Yes - and I have a 
 new job at the Hotel
 Tate - in the check
         room."

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"I think I know the word 
 for number 19 vertical -
 'a name for the one you 
          love.'"

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"Sweetheart."

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"Darling."

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"Dearest."

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"Precious."

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"Honeybunch."

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"Isn't it wonderful to 
     be in love?"

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"Pipe the latest sport-
 model Freshman with
 the old-fashioned
 trimmings - let's ride
        him!"

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"My name's Harold 
 Lamb - what's yours?"

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"I am the Dean of 
  this college."

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"Have you been assigned 
 a car to take you to 
     the college?"

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The Tate Auditorium.
       _____

The student body was
 waiting to be annoyed 
 by the Dean's opening 
       address.

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"See that everything 
 is ready - the Dean
 is due any minute."

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"Aren't you going to 
 say a few words of 
 greeting to the students?"

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"Why every new student 
 must make a speech -
 if you don't, you'll be
  the most unpopular
   man in college!"

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"My friends, I am here -
 er - yes, there is no
 doubt but that I am
       here - -"

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"Yes, I repeat that I am
 here - er - you are
 here - in fact, we are
      all here."

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"I'm just a regular
      fellow!"

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"- and I want you to 
 step right up and call 
     me 'Speedy'!"

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"Speedy!"

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"Come on - I'll stand 
 treat for some ice 
       cream!"

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A day spent in spending
 changed Harold's plans
 for living quarters - -

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"I'll send my daughter 
 up to finish washing 
 these windows while 
 you're out to dinner."

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"I - er - took this little
 room so I'd have a 
 quiet place to hide
   away and study."

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As "Speedy" splurged
 through the dizzy
 days, even the Tate
Tattler sat up and took 
      notice - -

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"You see, you can never 
 be as popular as Chet 
 Trask unless you play 
 on the football team."

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Football practice - -
  where men are 
  men and necks are
      nothing.

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The head coach - -
 so tough he shaves
 with a blow-torch.

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"The boys are getting 
 careless - I'll have to 
 jack 'em up. Get them
 together and I'll tear
    'em to pieces!"

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"What this team needs 
 is the fighting spirit!
   You dubs are dead 
   from your dandruff 
         down!"

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"There's the only man
 on your team with
 the real Tate spirit!"

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"There's the man to
 model yourselves after!
 He's worth more than
 the whole bunch of 
 you put together!"

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"He's a regular go-getter -
 a red-blooded fighter - the
 kind of man that Tate is
        proud of!"

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"You're all afraid of 
 getting hurt! I'd like
 someone to show me 
 a real ROUGH tackle!"

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"I'd like to play on your 
  football team if you 
       don't mind."

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"Can you kick a football?"

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"Get off this field - -
   AND DON'T COME 
       BACK!"

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"The boys need tackling 
 practice more than
 anything else - we've
 GOT to have a dummy!"

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"This is no petting 
 party! That's not half
     hard enough!"

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"Never tackle a man 
 this way! You might 
     get hurt!"

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"You see - that didn't 
    hurt me a bit."

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"And besides, if you
 tackle high, they'll get
 you with the straight
 arm - now, watch me!"

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"You see, that's not 
 the way to do it."

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"Now, I'll show you the 
  right way to do it."

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"You guys are wearing 
 me out! This team
 is going to learn to
 tackle if it takes all
        night!"

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"We had a great work-out,
    didn't we, Coach?"

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"That kid's got a great 
 spirit - I hate to tell 
   him he can't make 
       the team."

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"Why not keep him on 
 the squad as a water 
 boy - - and let him
 think he's one of the 
     substitutes?"

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"I've got a new one on
 Speedy - - he thinks
 he made the football
 team - - and he's 
 only the water boy!"

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"Harold Lamb has more 
 spunk in his little finger
 than you have in your 
 whole conceited make-up!"

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"Harold, I've something 
    to tell you - -"

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"I MADE THE TEAM!"

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"I - I congratulate you."

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And so in Speedy's 
 fancy, Chet Trask 
 was tottering on 
 his throne - -

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The host - - how he 
 hoped to look for
     $38.50

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"It's one of his dizzy 
 spells, Mr. Lamb - -
 a little brandy always 
 fixes him right up."

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"There's no danger of
 not having my suit 
 ready for the party,
     is there?"

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    The Fall Frolic

The crowning achievement 
 of Speedy the Spender.

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"It's after ten o'clock - I
  wonder what's keeping 
         Speedy?"

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"With the whole college
 waiting, you pick out
  a day like this for 
     dizzy spells!"

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"I only had time to baste 
 it - so be careful - it's 
   just loosely stitched 
         together."

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"Easy - EASY - EASY!
 I'd better go with
 you in case anything
       happens!"

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"All hail - our host!"

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"If anything rips, I'll
    ring this bell."

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"Speedy, old pal, can 
 you let me have ten 
      dollars?"

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"I'd be all right - - if
   I could only get a
      little drink."

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"Just for that, you little
 fool, I'm going to tell
 you what this bunch
 really thinks of you!"

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"You think you're a 
 regular fellow - why,
 you're nothing but 
  the college boob!"

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"Ever since you came 
 to college, we've just 
   been kidding you -
       look - -"

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"I'm just a regular
 fellow - step right up 
 and call me Speedy!"

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"It doesn't bother me 
 a bit - really; a fellow
 has to expect those
  things, you know."

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"For he's a jolly good 
        fellow!"

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"Harold, you haven't been 
 true to yourself - you've
 been pretending to be 
 what you thought they
   wanted you to be."

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"Stop pretending, Harold -
 be yourself! Get out and
 make them like you for
 what you really are and 
    what you can do!"

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"There's just one chance 
 left - - if I ever get in
 that big game against 
 Union State, I'll show
         them!"

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   The day of days!

When every heart in Tate
 stood still - and all the
 world watched football
 history in the making.

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"Look at Speedy on 
 the bench - - he still 
 thinks he has a chance 
 to get in the game!"

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"I'm afraid Union State
 is too heavy for our 
 boys - they've knocked
 out almost the whole
      Tate team."

102
"Quick - see if any of 
 the boys who were
 hurt can get back in
 the game - I have only
 one substitute left!"

103
"There's only two of 
 us left, Dave, old boy!
 We'll get into this 
      game yet!"

104
"Wait - I'll get Speedy 
  to change sweaters 
       with you."

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"Hard luck, Dave, old 
 fellow! They're sending 
 me in ahead of you!"

106
"Take off your sweater 
 and give it to Miller."

107
"There's only ten minutes
 to go - I won't quit now,
  I tell you - I won't!"

108
"Why, we've just been 
 kidding you - you're 
 only the water boy."

109
"You listen, now! I wasn't
 kidding! I've been working -
 and fighting - just for this
   chance - and you've got
     to give it to me!"

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"You've had enough 
 time out - - send in
  your substitute!"

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"You have one minute to 
 send in a substitute -
 or else forfeit the game!"

112
"Come on, you old
 women! Are you
 afraid of mussing
 your hair? Don't
 you know how to
     fight?"

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"Atta boy, Speedy -
 a twenty yard gain!"

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"When you hear this 
 whistle, put that ball 
        down!"

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"They may kick -
 I better play back -
       hey?"

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"Two minutes to go!"

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"One minute left to 
 play - - and you've 
 thrown away our last
      chance!"

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"I can't look! Is it over 
        the line?"

The End

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