26 THE CHEMAWA AMERICAN 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 capable.