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About The Chemawa American (Chemawa, Or.) 19??-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1915)
THE CHEMAWA AMERICAN 27
Not long ago, Mrs. Allen, of Portland, an aunt of Dr. Fulkerson,
visited the Doctor and Mrs. Fulkerson at Chemawa.
Mr. Schiller stom, of Point Terrace, Oregon, was here not long ago
for a few days' visit with his wife, who is one of our teachers. Mr.
Schillerstom made many friends during his brief visit here.
November was a very rainy month in this section of Oregon. In fact,
it came near making a record for precipitation it certainly brought the
Willamette river up to a good stage for steamboat navigation.
On the evening of December 4th, following an annual custom at
Chemawa, there was a joint meeting and social given by the Y. M. C. A.
and Y. W. C. A. of the school. An evening of pleasure and profit
was passed in the big gym in games and amusements of various kinds.
On Sunday evening, December 5th, Mr. O. B. Gingrich, physical
director at the Salem Y. M. C. A., addressed our general assembly meet
ing. He addressed us on "The Efficient Man" from both a mental and
physical standpoint and handled his subject well. His talk proved both
entertaining and instructive.
Mr. Woods informs us that his carpenter force is at work putting a lot
of lockers in at the gymnasium. Twenty-four are to be installed alto
gether They will be used by the boys who will constitute the various
athletic teams of the school, each in its season. This is a fine move
ment, as it will make it possible for each boy to lock up his suit and pri
Appropriate exercises for the observation of Thanksgiving were held
in the Auditorium on the morning of that day, and every feature of the
observance was fully in keeping and harmony with the occasion. On
the evening before there was a program, too, that was of more than
ordinary interest. The program can be found on another page, and let
it suffice to say that all participauts acquitted themselves with credit.
Aside from running a half-tone of the Indian String Quartet the
November issue of The Violinist, published in Chicago, Illinois, has
the following to say: "Mr. Ruthyn Turney, master violinist and pu
pil of Herr August Aamold, has had for many years a large number of
Indians enrolled among his pupils at Chemawa. Oregon. From them
he has selected the members of his Indian String Quartet, and after long
practice on the classics of the masters they are now giving concerts in
the West. The members of the organization are Mr. Ruthyn Turney,
first violin; Mr. Alex Melovidov, second violin; Mr. William Palin,
viola; Mr. Willie Reddie, violoncello. A striking feature of their pro
gram is "The Frst Indian Suite," composed by Mr. Turney. He has
made a careful study of Indian music, and in this suite has given a
beautiful portrayal without destroying the Indian characteristics."