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CHISHOLM, by            
First Line: Melting pot of the world, ore center
Last Line: That their children might become americans!
Subject(s): U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


Melting pot of the world, ore center,
Builder of magnificent schools,
Village of manifold interests,
They tell me you are full of foreigners;
It is true.
They tell me there is no universal speech there;
That is true,
And they tell me all cannot read or write;
All is true,
But I answer them:
Show me another town with greater zest,
Foreigners fighting against odds,
That their children might find happiness:
That their children might read and write,
And speak the English language!
Working, sweating,
Hoping, praying
That their children might become Americans!





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