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We can not always think alike;
We can at least the game play fair,
And if opponents come half-way,
Let's treat them “on the square.”

Harsh judgments often are unjust,
Distorted facts their poison spread,
Much that is heard in politics
Far better had been left unsaid.
For oftentimes the loud-mouthed man
Who leads in sinister attacks,
Himself no public place could fill,
He brains and courage lacks.

So as we scan these later years,
Regretfully we fail to see
Wherein the quarter century passed
Has gained us civic harmony.
And as we ponder on this fact,
With me, my comrades, you'll agree,
No better Council since has sat
Than that of Ninety-Three.

The ever versatile councilman from ward six made some observations upon his bailiwick, as only Wilber can do. Evidently this reunion was a sort of love-feast, and those present had no cause to be ashamed of their record in performing the new duties to which they were called in ‘93. If some successors did not as well, the lesson should come home to the voters who elect them.

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