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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, APRIL 18, 1015.
SCHOOL NEWS OF INTEREST TO PUPILS AND THEIR PARENTS
Varied Activities of Portland Educational Institutions Prove That Days of Three R's Only Have Passed Social and Practical Work Widespread. ,
Steady Growth of School at
Zrlda Hamilton Recites -S4 Years of
Educational History of District
and Demand for Increased Facil
ities. BY ZELLA HAMILTON.
FIFTY-FOUR years ago Lents dis
trict comprised a territory four
Jtiiles in length and three in breadth,
beginning at the Section Line road it
extended south to Clackamas County,
and from South Mount Tabor and
Woodstock east to and including No.
45, now known as the Gilbert School.
Today Jt covers a much smaller ter
ritory. At that time there was but one
room, eight pupils and one teacher.
Today there are eight large gram
mar schools, one hijyh school and ap
proximately 6600 pupils and 100 teach
ers. Fifty-four years! Yet "Rome
wasn't built in a day."
The first school building was a cabin
rccted In 1861 on tne southwest cor
ner of Gray's Crossing and Foster
road. This cabin was 14 feet square
and was made by nailing shakes to
cross timbers. The first teacher was
Alias Moore and the term lasted but
three months. After this three months
the district was dormant for several
In 1866 O. P. Lent donated a plot of
ground near his residence on Cason
.Prairie, now Lents Junction, and a
aschoolhouse was built by volunteer
labor. Just north of Lents Junction
jstand two old maple trees, and it. was
near these trees that the building was
erected. There was one room, with a
seating capacity of about 25. The first
teacher in this building was Anna
Cornelius, and her pupils were O. P.
Lents' four children and the four chil
dren of Watterman tlates. The School
Board consisted of the heads of four
pioneer families Gates, Campbell, Lent
Mount iScott was covered with trees
and the phrase "pood roads" was not
even dreamed of. Bad roads were prev
alent and roads of any kind were few.
The Willamette was crossed by a little
ferryboat at the foot of Stark street, and
all of Portland lay on the west side.
Neighbors were few and far between
and the financial condition of the dis
trict was becoming strained, when O.
P. Lent, one of the Directors, wrote to
his daughter. Kmma, who was attend
ing school in Corvallis preparatory to
teaching, that if she cared to finish the
term at a less salary than the present
teacher was receiving she might re
turn and take the school. Miss Lent
taiiffht three months. Rev. George
Atkinson, who was County Superin
tendent at that time, visited the school
and hi remark to the Directors was
that they could do no better than to
keep her. Miss Lent, however, was
of a different mind. Many of her pupils
were her old' schoolmates and some
were as far advanced as she. Many
were of her own age, 17.
She said: "They were good. I will
say. that for them. They were good."
iStill it was undoubtedly a trying situ
ation and she refused the school an
in less than 10 years the one-room
building proved inadequate and the
present site of the Lents School was
secured. A two-room building was
built in 1878. The upper room was
used for a grange hall and for church, !
public and social gatherings. It was
while this building was in use that
No. 12, under the supervision of A. C.
Oneal, was first made a graded school.
The school was growing, and in 1892
It became necessary to equip the up
per room for school purposes. Miss
Pierce was principal. Later J. S. Mc
Daniels, who is president of the board
of trustees of the Willamette Univer
sity, became principal. J. J. Johnson,
master of the Evening Star Grange,
was also a principal. The first grad
uate was in 189S.
This building was burned in 1902 and
was superseded by a four-room modern
Before Lents was included in Tort
land the Lents district became a part
of the Portland schools and a new
building was erected. One of the larg
est, best-equipped grade school build
ings in the state now occupies the
ground and is under the direction of
A. V. Ilershner and his corps of 21
During this steady growth of the
Lents School, the East Side was be
coming thickly settled and it became
necessary to divide and subdivide the
district, until now from the original
district are formed Woodmere, Wood
stock, Creston. South Mount Tabor.
Hoffman, Gilbert. Arleta; Lents and the
Franklin High School.
Lincoln High School Notes
Bf IHCHARD MONTGOMERY.
ONK of the most important changes
in the regular school work has
been the recent change made by the
faculty in regard to the marking. Here
tofore students have received a regular
grade once each month, with a maxi
mum of 15 credits. This system has
been used for two years, but has met
with only indifferent success. It has
been found that Btudents in the past
have paid too much attention Ho the
mark they received, and far too little
attention to the actual knowledge
gained thereby. It is difficult fcr a
teacher to give a student a definite
grade. Some are always better than
others, but the exact line of distinc
tion often is obscure and remote. On
account of these various objections it
was necessary to find a new scheme of
The scheme finally decided upon by
the faculty consists in giving the stu
dents but two reports each term, these
being but general grades. The marks
possible are A, B, C, D and E. Any
student who makes, an average of B
for the term is excused from examina
tion, and those falling below this
standard must take it. Since these
marks are only relative, and since they
come but twice each term, it is hoped
that in future, students will think
more of their work and what they
actually learn, than of the grade they
may receive. This system is in use in
most of the big high schools in the
country, and has proved highly suc
cessful. The Lincoln Alumnae held a meeting
at Linnea Hall, April 13. A large
crowd was present to greet former
classmates. After the regular busi
ness meeting dancing was enjoyed by
Many of the prominent seniors of
Lincoln High School enjoyed the hospi
tality of the Delta Gamma Alumnae
when they entertained with a delight
ful dancing party at the Portland
Heights Club last evening.
A big event of the evening of April
24 will be the reception that the June
16 class is planning to give for their
mothers and fathers. The auditorium
is to be used for the purpose and the
arrangement committee is planning a
musical programme. The affair prom
ises to be delightful and one that
will give the parents and teachers a
chance to become better acquainted.
The committee chosen are: William
Fpellman. chairman: William Keeler,
Francene Miller and Hazel Bowie.
Among those on the programme are:
Miss Margaret Moore, pianist; Richard
Montgomery, 'cellist, and Dorothy Duni.
Friday the school gymnasium was
the scene of a merry gathering when
the June '15 class gave their last
I matinee dance of the season. The
"gym" was attractively decorated In
June class colors and greens. Each
person entering received a number and
during the dance a prize was given to
the one holding the lucky number. 0e
oi tne oancea on tne programme was
a prize dance. Only those who desired
to compete for the prizes danced this
dance. A special committee chose the
two best girl dancers and- presented
them with corsage bouquets. -This idea
of giving prizes at the matinee dances
had never before been carried out but
it helped to draw a large crowd and
make the affair the big success that it
was. The patrons and patronesses were:
Miss Smith, Mr. Marlce, Miss Watson,
Mr. Koehn and Miss Barnes. The com
mittee which arranged for the . dance
consisted of Marjorie Crittenden, June
Fiske. Jack Morrow, Sam Weinstein
and John Boyd, chairman.
Friday evening the June '15 class,
attended the production put on by Jef
ferson High School, "What Happened
to Jones." The class was well repre
sented, and occupied a section in the
center of the auditorium. AH mem
bers of the class enjoyed the play, and
wish to extend their compliments to
the students of Jefferson on producing
such a "catchy" play.
Miss Hilma Fox was a charming
hostess when she entertained a num
ber of her high school friends at cards
Thursday evening April 7. Card
honors fell to Miss Mary McDonald and
A. Rosenburg. After cards the guests
enjoyed dancing and later in the even
ing a dainty repast was served. Miss
Fox's guests were: Imogene Seaton,
Melba Peterson, Mapril Keasey, Helen
Zimmerman, Ruth Stewart, Martha
Levett, Lucile Evans, Mary McDonald.
Dorothy Robertson. Robert McNary,
Jack Crossley, Edgar Jackson, Ray
Fox, Peter Joy, Edmund Turner.
Shortley Lee, Squire Bozarth, Ted Mc
Donald and Herman Lind.
The German department is now hard
at work preparing for its annual en
tertainment, which is to be given Fri
day evening, May 21, In the school
auditorium. Much interest is being
shown by those in the various German
classes, and a large attendance is ex
pected. The programme will consist
chiefly of a short play, "Rotkappchen"
(Little Red Riding Hood) and the
famous apple shooting scene from Schil
ler's "William Tell." The remainder of
the programme will consist of folk
dancing, German songs, short tableaus
and solos. This will be the second
opportunity the German students have
had to show their talent. Last year
a similar programme was attempted
and proved to be a big success. Great
results are expected this year. Those
who do not understand the German
langauge will have no difficulty in
enjoying themselves, as all the songs
and scenes are familiar. All students,
their parents and friends are invited
One of the regular events of the term
which is being eagerly awaited by a
great many students, is the party to
be given by'the Scribbler's Club. This
club consists of the Cardinal staff to
gether with all those whose work has
been accepted at some time during the
year. There has been one party already
this year, and it proved entertaining.
The officers of the club are: Richard
Montgomery, president: Dorothy Duni
way, vice-president, and June Fiske,
secretary. The committee in charge is:
May Burgoyne, June Fiske, Stephanie
Strain and Caroline Montague. The
exact date is not yet certain.
Boys' School of Trades
BY J. C'. GORMAN.
RECENTLY the senior boys of th
electrical course took a delightful
and instructive trip to Oswego. The
party was conducted by Mr. Law, a
member of the Trades School faculty.
The main object of the trip was to
study the overhead construction of the
Partland. Eugene & Eastern Electric
Railroad. Mr. Laws assisted in the
overhead engineering of this road and
was able to point out many interest
ing features which the boys would
have otherwise overlooked. They also
studied tne high-tension power lines
which run along that road.
At the sub-station the boys had the
good luck to see the station machinery
put into operation. Due to the cour
tesy of Mr. Lebubaum. chief electrical
engineer of the Portland. Eugene &
Eastern, parts of the machinery which
is usually covered was uncovered so
that the boys might see the practical
working parts of a sub-station. In
addition to this, a thorough inspection
of the incoming - 60,000 volt line and
the outgoing 13.200 volt line.
After lunch the party went to In
spect the Oregon Steel & Iron Works
water-power plant, which was designed
and installed by C. E. Cleveland, who
is now principal of the Portland School
of Trades. The boys were much inter
ested in the large water turbine, which
was connected to a generator generat
ing 2300 volts.
Girls' School of Trades.
Those in the office of the Trade
School were somewhat startled Monday
when some one called by telephone and
asked excitedly what could be done for
the school. Upon being assured that
there was nothing that could be done
for the school, but if there was any
thing wrong with the caller the school
would be glad to offer assistance, the
person asked why the distress signal
was flying. Investigation revealed that
the janitor had accidentally run the
flag up upside down. Before it could
be righted another neighbor was warm
ly offering his assistance.
Jefferson. High School Notes
BY LUCILE SAUNDERS.
UNTIL last term Jefferson had never
achieved any remarkable success
in debating, but with the organizing of
the Pi Delta Epsilon Society fortune
began to favor her in that line. It was
through the efforts of this club that
the annual inter-school debate was
won. all of the debaters having be
longed to it.
To prevent interest from lagging
this term a cycle programme has been
planned, in order such as this: First
meeting, current events open to discus
sion: second, regular debate; third, im
promptu speaking, toasts, and after
dinner speeches; fourth, introduction
of a bill as In the House of Represen
tatives. A large amount of work is
covered at each of these meetings, yet
there Is always some time left to de
vote to pleasure.
At the last one a humorous debate
was given on "Resolved, Women are
more dangerous than men." Those
taking part in the debate were Soren
son, Howard and Wharton on the neg
ative, and Carl, Adams and Whitten on
the affirmative. The field of compari
son covered everything from fishes
and vegetables to women. Mr. Karnopp,
who was expected to judge the debate,
did not make a decision, so the club
unanimously decided in favor of the
An initiation party is soon to be
given at the home of Richard Adams
and preparations for it now supersede
all other concerns of the members. A
new constitution was adopted recently
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COMEDY PRODl'CKU FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS AT JEFFER
SON HIGH AUDITORIUM.
Two good-sized audiences witnessed the production of "What Happened to
Jones'' Friday and Saturday nights at Jefferson High School auditorium.
The play was produced by the June. '15 class. William Mowry directed the
play and Miss Georgians Wey instructed the dancers. In the role of Jones
John Mowry was a huge success and Helen Brock as Cissy was fetching and
enacted her role admirably. Charles McDonald and ,Clarence Jackson, as
Heatherly and Blgbly, respectively, had important parts and made the most
of them, as did Ruth Walters. Madeline Slothboom, Helen Zimmerman, Ma
rian Coffey, Bertha Vandermeer, V. F. Everett, Mac Maurice. Horton Hager
and Harold Demmon. other members of the well rehearsed cast. Edith Biue
and Lorene Healy made a genuine hit with their dancing specialty.
and the officers elected for the term
were as follows: Harry Kenin, presi
dent; Charles McDonald, vice-president;
Wallace Wharton, secretary; Elwin
Weston, treasurer, and Carroll Barker,
sergeant-at-arms. The faculty ad
viser is Mr. Karnopp.
The Spectrum staff is planning to
give its annual party Friday, May 23,
at the home of Ruth Walters.
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Miss Hendershott of the sewing de
partment has reached the conclusion
that most of the girls do not know the
proper way to darn stockings, so she
has inaugurated a darning campaign
in her classes. After practicing on
their own stockings the girls are re
quired to mend a pair of their father's
and bring to school' certificates show
ing that they were satisfactory.
Six plaster copies of portions of. the
frieze of the Parthenon originally dec
orating the south wall in the reference
room in the old Central Library have
OFFICERS OF FEBRUARY '16 CLASS AT WASHINGTON HIGH
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Front Row (Left to Right) Clara Scliarf. Class Editor; Ruth Thayer,
Vice-President; Marion Stevenson, Secretary. Back Rott (Left to
Right) Ed StrOM bridge, Sergeant-at-Arms; Jack; Beneflel, Presi
dent; Don Robinson, Treasurer.
been, presented the. school by the Li
brary Association. They have been put
up in the upper hall. The' parts of the
frieze have been divided up among sev
eral of the schools.
The February - class gave its first
party on Friday. April 9, at the home
of Miss Blanche Strong. The evening
was spent with games and dancing,
Harry Kenin providing the music. Miss
Skinner. Who helped chaperone the
party, gave several recitations. Those
present were Anna ' Matin, Mildred
Skipton, Lucy Vigils, Grace Wiltshire,
Elizabeth -Povey, Reba Macklin. Clari
bel Williams, Eleanor Spaul, Zenobia
Lafferty. Lulu Gill,- Mary Townsend.
Edna Gray. Florence Green. Virginia
Rout, Blanche Strong, Miss . Cutler,
Miss Skinner, Homer Sibly, George
Green, Mr. Williams, Harry Kenin,
Russell Kelley, Reuben Gaufriere, Don
ald Jenkins, Ralph Grabbler, Charles
Wiggins, Benson Walley, Victor Hesse,
Walter Nelson and Lee Schoboe.
Washington High School
BY SYLVIAN KOHX.
ELEN MILLER. Dorothy Morrill.
Dolly Lychwek, Alma charpf,
Irene Reynolds, Florence Tenneson,
Edith Stephenson, Mary Maddocks, Es
ther Peterson and Helen Calbreath, all
new members, were entertained recently
at a party and dance given in their
honor by the Neakahni Society, at the
home of Gertrude Cowgill.
After the initiation of the new mem
bers refreshments were served. The
entire party then went to Vincent's
Hall, where a long programme and
dancing were enjoyed.
The Camera Club made one of its
enjoyable field tripo Thursday. The
16 members in theparty went to Rocky
Butte first. The plant of the Warren
Construction Company was visited and
many interesting pictures were taken
there. . After luncheon the party
walked to Columbia Slough, where
much time was employed !n exploring
and snapping pictures. In the early
evening .stories were told around a big
After considering many plays, the
June '15 class has finally decided to
produce "Alias Jimmy Valentine." .The
committee for selecting the play was
Marjorie Stearns, Linton liavies, Har
rtet -Clinton, Ernest Fatland and Syl
van Kohn. Tryouts for the various
parts will be held within the next two
weeks. Francis D. Curtis, who sue
cessfully coacned the last class play
at Washington, will take personal
charge of this production. This play
promises to be the biggest ever at
tempted by any graduating class.
A monster "Community Sing." being
planned by the united Girls' Chorus
and Boys' Glee Club of Washington
High, is soon to be held in the school
auditorium. Both organizations an
rehearsing for the event under the di
rection of Mr. Boyer. As special fea
tures Miss Ruth Thayer, assisted by
several girls, will give Spanish dances.
and Raymond Blied will sing a solo,
It is probable that, In addition to the
ensembled numbers, there will also be
several other soloists.
The first entertainment given by the
new February '16 class will be the
"Get Acquainted Party," which is to
be given in the school gymnasium soon.
The purpose of this affair. is to enable
the members of the class to become
better acquainted and to meet their
classmates. Games and dancing will
be the methods employed to further
the "get-acquainted" spirit. The com
mittee In charge is George Walker,
Paul Campbell, Marion Lawrence, Ma
rlon Grebel, Marie Vial, Harry Clair
and Violet Harrington. Plans are also
being made for the entertainment
which Is to be given for the June '15
Members -of the February "15 class
who are taking the post-graduate
course have organized for the purpose
of perpetuating the good-fellowship
which existed during their senior term.
A matinee dance, to be held in the
school gymnasium, is being planned.
This organization also is supervising
the installation of a drinking fountain
on the campus. The fountain Is the
gift of the February graduating class.
Officers of the February '15 club are
Charles Stolte, president; Marie Kohn,
vice-president; Ruth Williams, secre
tary: Julian Marshall, treasurer, and
Jessie Holdeh, sergeant-at-arms.
As a nucleus for a successful base
ball team Washington has 10 letter
men to depend on. They are Don
Keys, manager and pitcher; Ted Peter
son, captain and shortstop; Frank Kor
mandin, catcher; R. Manary, right
field; George Miller, left field: Clif
Fields, first base; Parsons, pitcher;
Williams, pitcher; Art Roth, third base,
and Clyde Macrum, catcher. Al Roth,
a promising recruit pitcher, has also
been added to the high school roster.
There are about 50 candidates out for
Professor Curtis Honored.
Professor Francis D. Curtis, teacher
of mathematics and physics at Wash
ington High School, has been elected
an honorary member of the February,
1916, class of that school
The Roll of Honor.
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Kenneth Eitch field.
Hubert F011 tana.
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W ilma M cC u e.
Margaret Whit inc.
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John Judy Wilson,
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El vera Zimrnermaa
Le Nora Forquer
Francis Van Btireit
Anna De Witt
Charlotte R1 e
Naomi Van Gross
Eleena Green Harriet Ogden
Theron Horseman Donald Ramsdell
Arthur Gulley Alice Kfrby
Florenoe Gustsfson Edyth Rogers
Catherine Jordan Jean Vance
RavBeeson Russell Kluge
Willard Emerlck Bernice Powers
Ethel Farer Elsie Worden
Margaret Dunning Franklin Roberts
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ED W'AvKD D. CURTIS. Principal.
Ockley Green Schoolboys in (
Voluntary Class. (
"Three o Clock ClnN- la Xante of
Aew ovel irnnimntln Uealsnrd
to Improve I'uplla In Many Way.
ANEW class has been formed at
the OckU-y Green School known
as the Three o'CJock Class. This class
is a voluntary organization of the boy
of the school for tht-ir mutual benliL
Only those are in the clans who f el
that they are in need of pome ieriul
preparation, not only for the work that
they are doing in the school, but for
the work that they hope to take up
when they quit school. Questions; and
problems concerniK boy life and ac
tivity are freely dixcusfled with the
boys by the principal-. Suitable books
and phort stories having lesHons need
ed are read and discussed in class.
Jn the business of the class there in
the utmost freedom of both speech and
action. If a. boy wishes to UIscumh any
topic that he thinks will be. of inter
est he frets the recognition of the pre
siding officer and occupies such time
as he needs. If it is necessary for any
member of the class to leave before
the regular session is closed he is at
perfect liberty to excuse himself and
leave the room. There Is no sug-sretion
of discipline by the principal; the boys
are placed upon their honor and tho
harmonious working of the class has
never been interfered with.
The real purpose of the class is to
provide the unusual boy the necessary
outlet for his energy and activity.
Many projects are being worked out
by the boys in this class. The garden
work is being handled by them, the
boys athletics are under their super
vision. They are now getting ready to
have an entertainment the proceed of
which will be used for garden and. ath
In this class are to be found nomo
of the most reliable boys in the school,
but as a ru te they are boys that the
regular work of the school does not
fit. The prevocatlonal work that Is to
be made a special feature of the Ock
ley Green school will lind its nucleus
in this clasp.
The various activities of this class
will be Riven from week to week. Tho
plan for the garden work will be given
The baseball team of the Ookley
Green school Is out to win. Their en
thusiastic captain, Hugo Lang, lias his
team out to practice every evening and
Is planning some big games for this
season. In a practice game recently
Ockley Green defeated Highland 7 to 0.
The ninth B class of this school or
ganized an "Up and Doing" club, of
which Pearl Kstes wan elected rsi-,
Frank Paupherty vice-president. Nellie
Keller secretary, and Hugo arig treas
urer. Tho president appointed the fal
lowing persons as 'halrrneii of the com
mittees: Inez Clark, chairman of the
Glee Club; Kuth Kltzroth. i-aptain of
the girls indoor baseball t-ani ; J 1 ugo
i-ariR, captain of the boys" lasball
team ; Gladys Will iams. captu I n of the
Girls' Debating Club, and John lltim
feld. captain of the Hoys Debating
The school is very active in all
branches of this work and hopes to
make a record for itself In the future.
On March 30 a well-rendered drill
was staged by the club leaders of Ock
ley Green school for the entertainment
of the school assembly, which was
much enjoyed by the faculty and stu
dents. The Girls' Glee Club has been di
vided into several divisions, consisting
of a trio, quartet, quintet and sextet.
On March it, under the direct ion of
their leader, Inez Clark, the club ang
"Perfect Day" for the school assembly.
On April 13 they sang "Santa Lucia"
for the entertainment of tho school.
The Glee Club girls are very enthusi
astic in their work and expect to im
prove their knowledge along these
lines before June.
Much enthusiasm and interest wan
displayed by the girls while studying
the lives of the great composers, somo
of whose selections were rendered by
the Symphony Orchestra at the Heilig
Theater recently, to whose rehearsal
Ockley Green, among other schools, was
The Debating Club of Ockley Green
is planning some exciting debates for
next month, the subjects of which will
be based upon historical facts.
An interesting entertainment was
given at the Mount Tabor School re
cently by the primary children under
the direction of Mioses Do hie. Elton
and Davis, teachers of the primary de
partment. An operetta, entitled 'Ths
Land of Nod," was given, portraying
the visit of six little sleepy heads to
the court of King of Nod, and the
wonders that were shown them, Tho
cast of characters numbered 3 chil
dren, who represented dream sprites,
princes, princesses. goblins. jesters,
the sandman and various other person
ages. The staging and costumes were very
unique and beautiful. Special mention
of Vaughnan Hands, who personated
the King of the Land of Nod; Lawrence
Cappa, who was the King's jester, and
Robert Uoulette, who acted as sandman,
should be made. The music and oonci
were beautiful and appropriate and
added much to the general success of
the evening. Miss Mildred Hurd acted
There was a large attendance at both
entertainments, and over $100 was net
ted. The proceeds are to buy a tere
opticon lantern and slide for the
school. Candy and ice cream were sold
at a prettily decorated booth under the
direction of Miss Stacy.
Stephen Tearhrra I'lan Ileweflt
M Ins Loia Fj. Williams n nd other
teachers in the. Stephens School, w ho
have been deeply interested in the poor
child ren in the district, will give a
benefit performance April 30 at the
Kleventh-Street Playhouse for t ho
founding of a fund to buy shoes and
other articles for the boys and girla
in need. Many of the little people can
not go to school in bad weather, be
cause they are insufficiently clad nnd
have no shoes. Miss Williams says. The,
teachers and those who work in tho
Stephens district k now the conditions,
she says and are anxious to mend mat
ters. For the performance, "An Ar
tist's Romance." Walter G ilbert a nd
other professionals will take leading
parts. M rfi. Anton Giebfscb and Mrs.
P. L. Thompson will be among the
women in the cast. Miss Mamie Helen
Flynn, a well-known pianist, will he
In charge of the music. George L.
Baker and Milton Seaman will advise
and assist the committee and the play
ers. A large number of prominent
women will be patronesses.
Squads for military drill have been
organized among the boys of the upper
grades in the Clinton Jvdly School.
Vacancies among the officers are tilled
f rom the ranks, but only those n bow
ing efficiency are eligible for promo
tion. The good effect Is already notice
able throughout the building.
Much credit is due to Robert
Downey, of the Nint h K. who has
shown himself an :tble drill master.
The most prolicide t squad r mm may be
chosen for the Rose Festival parade