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All looked toward that individual as if their fate depended upon
his answer. But he only thought for a few seconds and then
shook his head.
“O just put a few cakes of ice under your table, put on a
sweater and overcoat, and get down to grinding,” suggested Chad,
as though the question was a simple one.
“You forget,” said Dodger, “that ice is a luxury here in State
Whereupon Chad consigned the latter to the fate qf sitting upon
“Might try a scheme of running cold air through the steam
pipes; but then that would make necessary a costly air cooling
plant, and that, of course, cannot be thought of,” said Haldey.
“When I want to study,” said the dormitory philosopher,
“even in the day time when everything is nice out, I lock my door,
pull down the blinds, light the light, and go ahead. How’s that ?”
“Yes, but how are you going to keep out the noise of rough
house out on the campus or of a ball game,” replied Chad, who
always looks for weak points. “I tell you when a fellow hears
the crack of the base ball bat, that means no more study for the
“There .is only one remedy, fellows,” began Yarrow, “you've
got to use some will power. When I want to” 1
Two pillows, a book and a tobacco bag, however, convinced
Yarrow that there was no use to finish his sentence.' Will power
was ignominiously ruled out of the question.
Further discussion seemed only to bring them 1 further away
from a solution. The more they talked over it the more alarm
ing became the situation. It was finally decided that the matter
be placed before some of the chemists with the hope of finding
whether or not a scheme could be discovered for producing
artificial thunder showers or snow storms.