The Chemawa American (Chemawa, Or.) 19??-current, December 01, 1915, Page 26, Image 28

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Soon we will have the holiday season with us. For little folk Santa
Claus is always a welcome visitor.
Mrs. Clark, who presides over the culinary department of "The
Mess," recently took a short lay-off and went to Portland for a visit
with her daughters who are in school in the metropolis.
Of late Mr. J. W. Swoboda, our harness and shoe maker, has had a
brother here visiting him. The brother, we are informed is from
Wyoming, where he is engaged in stockraising.
For the information of those who may desire red cross seals we desire
to state that Mr. Henderson, our merchant, has quite a supply on hand
for those who wish them in connection with Christmas. There is no
profit for Mr. Henderson in handling these seals it is humanitarian
work and they should be purchased in the same spirit.
Plumbers are still busy at the task of changing our heating service
and it must be said that all work completed to date has proved most
satisfactory in every particular. Supt. Wadsworth is confident that
when all the work undertaken is done that we shall have first-class
service in every way.
The December meeting of employes, held on the first Monday evening
of the month, was well attended and was presided over by Supt. Wads
worth, who brought to the attention of those present several matters of
importance and made some announcements of special moment. At the
conclusion of the business meeting many of the employes repaired to
the gym where they had a social time and engaged in athletic pastimes.
There is no denying the fact that Mr. Smith is more than making
good in his physical culture work. We think it a splendid move in
the right direction, as it affords an opportunity for physical exercise
and development for the pupils who most need athletic and physical
attention and development. We think no one can visit the gym now
without being impressed with the thought that they are in a real gym
nasium. The place is kept in a clean and orderly condition, too.
On the evening of November 26th and 27th a number of our people
gave an entertainment in the auditorium for the purpose of raising
funds with which to clear off the indebtedness which hovered over the
Chemawa Tennis Club. The undertaking was successful in every way,
for the necessary sum was raised and an entertainment enjoyed which
was worth far more than the admission required. Every participant
did well, and well, it was an all-star affair from start to finish. On
another page will be found a sample program, which will give a splen
did idea of the class of entertainment of which Chemawa people are