Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 27, 1976 · Page 61
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 61

Nampa, Idaho
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Friday, February 27, 1976
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Infinite number of spipoffs Yanke The Idaho Free Press, Friday, February 27,1976-D-13 . ' ; ' " . " Yf your imagination is your guide easy lessons lei s demonstrate dittv follows ; our area of hippies, masculine .- and feminine, and parodv ': Yankee Doodle. ; Cutie Doodle drove down (own ·: And nipped three at a winery. . She stuck a feather in her hal ': Arid called il modish finery. :' Culie Doodle - ha! ha! ha! ; But Culie Doodle's dandy Won't mind the music or the [ step, | But, wilh you gals he's handy, r The origin of the traditional I tune is obscured by antiquity, j There is evidence lhal the luiie j may have been originated by the I Kalians and played by fife and i drum at carnivals. Researchers t of Ihe tune believe the music [ was played during Ihe Crusades ' by Italians at their camps and \ borrowed by older European ; soldiers in lhal era. ( The probable Medieval tune I was heard by Shakespeare as ! Sixteenth Century English | children sang: ] Lucy Locket lost her pockel. i Kitty Fisher found it. i Nothing in il. nothing in it. | Save the lining round it. j Always critical of Britain's i kings and other persons in j position and authority, critical j English people sang when Oliver j Cromwell, the lord proteclor of i the nation, rode down to Canterbury lo take command of the ; Puritan Army following the ·hanging of King Charles I: [ Yankee Doodle went to town | Upon a Kenlish pony. · He stuck a feather in his cap I And called il macaroni. | Allegedly written by a ;Cavalier, macaroni was used to town To drink his share of ale. He stuck a iish on his hat And called it macker-rail. Georgie Porgie bow wow wow. Georgie Porgie dandy. Mind the music And the step and wilh Ihe girls be handy. . The vcrson of Yankee Doodle that is best known to Americans is a parody. Written in 1755 by Brilish Army Surgeon General Richard Sciiuekburgh, who served in Ihe colonies during lhal conflict, (he Englishman razzed the inexperienced Colonials, including Captain George Washinglon of the Virginia militia. Schuckburgh's verses backfired, and Yankee Doodle became a smash hit among Americans, who then were becoming restive under Brilish rule. Here is the Surgeon General's ditty: Father and I went to camp, along wilh Captain Goodwin. And, there we. saw the men and boys as (hick : as hasty puddin'. Yankee Doodle, keep it up Yankee Doodle dandy. .Mind the music and the step and with the girls be handy. And there was C a p t a i n Washington upon a slapping stallion, and giving orders to the men. I guess (here was a million. Yankee Doodle keep it up. etc. And then the feathers on his hal. (hey looked so Marnal finey. 1 wanted peskily to get one for my Jemina. Yankee Doodle, Yankee Doodle Boy --.«c.^ ' ipO ^ air. t\ t-l.itsr,t Mclia ·NJ j * * f · jjj=fei« , j' ···'«1=11 i i i .*?·_ ji- j. t 7 "rp"'; f e · t , i' · \ , t'-f'-i YT =gj_«_®._ - .,. , t. 4., t ..' , ;pc*f.~«.,- j- - ·'· I' -lit--?- ;;-.-^i zp-TT^-' : ' r T V r i : ?* Operation Squirrel reports recycling is more profitable By Doris ttlough Operation Squirrel NAAIPA -- Operation Squirrel Recycling Center marked its fifth year this month and those five years are the story of people trying to accomplish a task which they set for Ihemsekes. with only determination and resourcefulness as company assets. It was first ascertained that the price to be received for the sale of glass and tin cans in Portland was enough to pay freight. In other words, the operation could pay its own way. The next step was to find a board of directors who could function in the areas necessary to the successful operation of a recycling center. Someone was found in each of the areas of publicity, transportation legal advice and (he actual running of the warehouse. The idea became Operation Squirrel, Incorporated, a nonprofit corporalion. The squirrel was adopted as Ihe symbol since squirrels are saving creatures. Then the work began in earnest. Volunteers were sought, and sometimes there were many; al other times one or two people put in an inordinate number of hours. Our goal was to discover whether or not a recycling center could be run on a community volunteer basis without government help or i n t e r - vention. When the market for newspapers and high quality paper disappeared in lale 1974, w« decided to try to hold on, hoping 1 Ihe market would reappear, The depressed American economy continued a long time, long enough so that in March, 1975, we were going to have to give up without enough money coming to pay even the minimum of bills. The people of N'ainpa and Caldwell came to the rescue and donated $300, which was enough to keep the center open the three m o n t h s until ihe markets reappeared in July, 1975. The market for newspapers and high quality paper (computer paper, etc...) is steady and growing stronger. We have every reason to believe that income will continue to be sufficient to meel the bills, and hopefully before long, enough lo pay Ihe workers who have worked for so long without recompense. [n February in cooperation with Ihe National Guard, there was a special project in which people were asked to set their bundled newspapers on the curb on Saturday, Feb. 21. Operation Squirrel has never dosed ils doors in these five years, and glass, tin cans, newspapers, a l u m i n u m and plastic arc still accepted at Ihe warehouse al 612 Firsl St. S. hi Nampa. Containers are available al all hours. We slili believe that Ihe job can and should be done by local people without federal aid, The incredible waste must be stopped, and Operation Squirrel is offering an opportunity for people in Nampa and Caldwell lo reclaim valuable natural resources. keep II up, etc. And then they had a swamping gun as big as a log of maple on a deuced little carl a load for Father's cattle. Yankee Doodle keep il up, etc. The phrase 'larnal finey' is defined as eternal finery, Even today eternal is pronounced 'taniel' in eastern America and by many natives of stales carved out of the Northwest Territory. Kiney or finery is defined as ostentatious clolhing, and still is used in these regions of America. Origin of yankee apparently is Dulch, although there is evidence that the word was « Hollander export to Scotland in the Sixteenth Century when many Flemmish weavers settled (here and also in England. They were war refugees. The Scotch word Yankee defines a shrewd woman, according to various dictionaries. The Flemmings, residents of the region of, now Ihe nation of Belgium, called the Dutch Jan (pronounced y;m as in van i, and Kees, a a short form of the Dulch name, Cor- nells. The names John and Cornells i'oni|»sed a new word, based on two most commonly used names ;IIIIOIIR Hollanders Some doctors of languages, who diagnose'mid define words for dictionaries, contend vankcv was brought to New World by (he New York Dulch, while others argue the word originated among Indians, a misprouniciation of Ihe French Anglais longlaze) for English. Whatever the word's origin, die llrilish heard the tune so oflcn during the Revolutionary War trot it fraved their nerves. During their retreal frorn Concord. Gen. Gage was reported to have said, "I hop« 1 never hear than lune again."·· But Yankee Doodle continued to haunt (he British. As they were leaving following (heir surrender at Yorktown, bands in Washington's army played that gay (une. LETS CELEBRATE AS WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE MANUFACTURING COMPANY Supplying Homes And PLAHTS LOCATED IN Caldwell, Idaho (4) Long Beach, Calif. McPherson, Kansas (2) Forest Grove, Oregon Chino, Calif. Recreafionaf Vehicles SINCE 1945! QUALITY jg BUILT KIT MOBILE HOMES AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES! Kit Factory Built Homes ·i r' Travel Trailers · i rt 5th Wheels Companion Travel Trailer and Fifth Whwl Road Rangtr Travel Trailer and Fifth Wheel Kit Motor Home Kit Kamper MOBILE HOMES Golden Stole Foirview Royal Oaks Oak G«st KIT MANUFACTURING COMPANY Mobile Homes -- Recreational Vehicles CALDWELL, IDAHO

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