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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAN. -PORTLAND. OCTOBER - 24, 1915.
VARIED ACTIVITIES HELP MAKE PORTLAND SCHOOLDAYS BUSY
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Pupils Are Occupied With Work and Play Franklin Students Favor Military Training, While Annual Game Between Washington and Lincoln Looms on Sport Horizon-
Washington Football Team
Is Ready for Fray.
Franklin Students Favor
Boy. . Girls Slam Military Petition
I? Be to School Board Girla
Form Athletic AesoclatlonT
YOUNG REPORTERS AND EDITORS WHO WILL ISSUE THE LENS .AT WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL THIS YEAR.
Annual Clash With Unco In a Live
Topic Anots Students German
Club, Parties and Claim Occasions
Add to Many-Sided Activities.
BY GERTRUDE MAT.
EVER since Washington High School
has been in existence there has
always been much athletic rivalry be
tween Lincoln and Washington High
Schools; so this year not unlike pre
vious years, much concern is manifest
owing to the approaching game which
will be played on Multnomah Field,
tVednesday. October 27.
Much enthusiasm has been worked up
iid practically all the students of
Washington have declared their inten
tions of turning out for the game.
Preparatory to the game. Coach Karl
Is putting the team through the final
"workouts. The boys are working hard
and by Wednesday they will be in fine
trim for the big game.
Old rose and silver gray proved the
most popular of the several combina
tions suggested for class colors at the
June ('16) class meeting last Monday.
To carry out the oid rose idea, the
class flowers will probably be roses of
Several designs for the pins were
submitted, but no vote has been taken.
The "get-acquainted" party, held in
the gymnasium October 15, proved a
great success, both socially and financi
Wednesday, October 20, the Edelweiss
German club gave an interesting pro
gramme. Marcella Cato and Elvira
Thurlow read stories of the religion of
the ancient Germans, and Beulah
Clarke read in German the .story of
After the more serious part of the
programee was finished, Wilson Baden
assumed the role of "teacher" and asked
the members such intelligent questions
as: "Would you like to treat
this club with a few hundred sau
sages?" "Would you like to fall on your
nose in the snow? If not, why not?"
All these questions and answers were
driven in German and were discussed
satrely. ' 1
The officers of the club for the term
are: President, Bertelle Gerboth;
treasurer, Wilson Baden; editor. Vera
Thursday evening after school Mr.
Faber met the boys of the wrestling
class", also those who are contemplating.
Joining the class.
The bovs seem to be interested in the
work as a good number turned out. j
At a business meeting on Wednesday
the Neahkahnie literary society voted
in the following new members: Emma
Garbade, Muriel McKinley. Marian
Weiss. Mildred Fenimore. Gwendolyn
Stevens, Eunice Cowgill. Mabel Metcalf.
Marion Butterworth, Adelle Lovell and
Margeneth Nadeau. -
At a recent meeting of the rostrum
club the members enjoyed an Instruc
tive talk on the organization of a so
ciety by Mr. Lintiehan. Charles Strube
arid Mr. Dickey also gave short talks.
Antoine Liest added to the enjoymnet
of the programme ty giving a vocal
solo. Marie Hall playing the accompani
ment. . A humorous story by Bruce
Schminkey concluded the orogrsmroe.
On Tuesday and Wednesday the
rostrum conducted a sandwich sale, the
proceeds to be used for a halloween
programme that is to be given Tuesday.
October 26. The salewas a financial
The girls of the basketball teams
held their first practice in the gym
nasium Wednesday afternoon. At pres
ent there are only enough girls for
four teams, but by next week it is
hoped that enough will turn out to
make ten teams.
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The hard-times dance given Friday
evening in the school gymnasium by
the members of the February C16)
class was in every sense of the word
The gymnasium was uniquely dec
orated with newspapers and 'tlncans,
the effect harmonizing completely with
the poverty-clad dancers.
There was a fine attendance and all
seemed lo enjoy every . minute of the
The L'Amitie French Club had as
their programme Thursday a French
piny, termed "I'ne Heroine."
The play was clever and was ably
presented by Gretchen Taylor, Beryl
Cox, Marian Hilton. Louise Coleman,
Albert Lane and Gilbert Benson.
The Chamber of Commerce, of Wash
ington High School, held its second
official meeting Thursday afternoon.
The vice-presidents made a brief re
port on the work as they had outlined
it. bringing forth some very good plans
and ideas. .
Paul navies.' of the employment
bureau, has already been co-operating
with" different officials about town so
that before long he will be able to
supply positions for students desiring
Harry Brubacker. business manager,
has some good ideas under his cap, but
will not bring them forth until the
chamber of commerce in on a level
working basis. Some of the assisting
committees have not yet been appointed
and until then systematized work can
not be conducted. By next week all
committees will have been chosen and
the work will be carried on at length.
The regular meeting of the Eukrin
eon Debating Society was held Fri
day. An impromptu debate was held
on the subject. "Resolved. That the
umbrella is more useful than rubbers."
John Dentler and Leslie Coon com
posed the affirmative side, with Allen
Cover and Thomas Lovell as their op
ponents. No decision was given, but
the audience enjoyed the exhibition
The regular debate followed on the
subject. "Resolved, That the United
states should relinquish their hold on
the Philippines." Russell Pearson and
Kugene Kelty argued the affirmative,
and Nelson Clark and Klaus Mensing
the negative. Leslie Coon. Allen Cover
anfl Thomas Lovell were judges. Seven
minutes were allowed each participant
to present his views, with two minutes
for rebuttal. 7 he decision was given
in favor or the amrmative side.
George La Roche was elected to
membership in the society.
Holladay School Xotes.
The pleasant weather of the past
month has brought many into the ranks
of ' the Holladay Walking Clubs. On
ir t- i H Q " lctrhpr 15 I hp H ti n rt m n o
walked to Peninsula Park, where an
nour was pleasantly spent waaing In
the pool and trying the various ap
paratus. The following girls made -up the
party: Hazel Cox. Ruth Williams.
Florence Hudson. Gladys Morian, Mil
fired Hamel, Gladys Walling. Margaret
Melt. Helen Thomas. Eleanor Schwabe.
Margaret Gruenlg and Helen Scot.
The following boys accompanied by
Mr. Hughson paid a visit to the new In
terstate bridge work: George Lax on.
Robert Cox. Fordyce Wright, Albert
"Tettlebaum. William Jasman, Edward
McGrafT. Merril Newell, Robert
Rohweder, Robert Nelson and Glen
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Klrst Row, Left to Right Clande Frohn, Kdlton Dorotar Mill. Jranpt Daniel, Margory Rood. Assistant Kdltor; Helen Stoddard. Lnclle morrow,
Msrgory Vial. Lydia Hnddlest one, Mildred Weeks. Second Row, Left to Ris;ht Margaret Gardner, Genevieve Williams, Ava Owen. Marian
Stephenson, Bessie Ford, Dora thy Pierce, Miriam Hilton, Gertrude C owa-lU, Gerald Stevens. Third Row, Left xa Rigrht Casey Jones, Donald
Rates, Marcella Cato, Rnth Thayer. Muriel Bates, Clara Scharpf. Lillian Anderson. Madeline DeParcn.. Ben T ttns, Lloyd Sterans. Fourth Row,
Left to Right Georare Black. H oward Dark. Gilbert Benson, Stanley Anderson. Paul Campbell, Glenard Smith and Harry Clair.
Benson "Tech" Students Are
Shops Are Fall of Young Men Who
Are Attaining; Mechanical skill.
School Kqnlpment Is Ilelng Turned
Out for Other Departments. '
BY RAYMOND HILL.
WE' often hear vthis expression,
"That certainly is a busy place,"
as visitors emerge from any large
manufacturing: plant after visiting all
the different parts of the establish
ment, and the same expression usually
follows a visit to the Benson Polytech
nic School, where the different shops
are full and overflowing- with ener
getic and studious young men who are
striving to reach the top rung of the
long ladder of life by becoming skill
ful and efficient in early manhood.
There are something like 350 young
men attending this school at present,
with a daily increase' of enrollment,
and if provisions are not made in time
for the February class of students that
will be enrolled it will be. a mystery as
to how they will be accommodated.
The mechanical department has a
large list of mechanical devices being
built in the shop for the new school
equipment, such as . four sensitive
motor-driven drill presses, beautiful in
design and construction, absolutely the
product of the school. A large octagon
toolroom rack which will hold all deli
cate measuring instruments used in
the shop and tool-making department.
This rack will be of special design and
Will be installed in the toolroom, which
will be located in the center of the
machine shop in the new school.
The students in the tool-making de
partment are making all dies, punches
and sub-presses for all new motors
being built in the electric shop.
In connection with the machine and
electrical shops, the physics depart
ment has a thorough course In applied
mechanics and complete equipment of
all experimental devices, in fact, the
best . equipped science department in
The students in' the woodworking
department have been quite active in
constructing many difficult pieces of
furniture, patterns, etc. It seems as
though new life has crept into the stu
dents who are in this . department.
Many new articles of equipment for the
science department have been con
structed. A large census file of SO pigeon
holes, made of the very best Siberian
oak. is being made for the office of
Mr. Krum at the Courthouse. A large
locker and board cabinet holding 24
drawing boards and 24 lockers for the
drawing department and a large gear
train tor the science department are
pieces of work which require ho-little
skill in constructing.
The architectural department has a
large attendance of draughtsmen and
carpenters in the night classes who are
appreciating the opportunity of ad
vancing their knowledge of their pro
fession under a competent and skilled
instructor. This department has taken
a decidedly rapid growth this year,
both in number of students-and quality
of work produced. ' Much careful de
tail work is being done in connection
with the designing . and planning of
many oeautitui country homes of which
the drawings have been completed or
are under construction.
The students in the electrical depart
ment have been taking a vast amount
of interest in the course of study being
laugnt, many motors ana electrical n-
pliances are being built and a complete
course of lectures on the theory of
electricity are - being given. Special
attention is being given to all forms
and manner of house wiring and arma
ture winding, etc.
A record attendance and registration
of plumbing students has been experi
enced this year. A total of. 45 stu
dents are taking a keen interest in the
Durham system of piping, which is be
ing specialized this year. All students
are becoming skilled in joint wiping.
wnicn is a very vaiuaDie asset to line
men, plumbers and electrical students
who are specializing in electrical wir
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The February '16 class are planning
a class play which will be given in
the near future. It is undecided as to
what type of production it will be. but
the nearest current -Information we
have received is that ' it will be
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The members of the "loyal order" of
Delta Delta have been quite active this
year. An initiation will be held in the
n,r future at whi(h savshI
members will be added. New pins and!
emblems have been distributed among
the members this week.
Mount Tabor School Notes.
The junior exhibit was a great suc
cess. Domestic science, domestic art,
manual training, minerals, pets, vege
tables, etc., were shown, and attracted
many people. Especially - was thXa
true in the evening, when over 500 peo
ple were present. An interesting pro
gramme was given in the afternoon,
consisting of recitations by two chil
dren from Miss Dobie's room, a song
and instrumental number by children
from Miss'O'Brien's room, and a chorus
of 73 voices drilled by Miss Hurd and
Aliss fetacy. -J. L. Kerchen. supervisor
of -manual training,- gave a short and
interesting talk. Mrs.' A. T. .Newton
spoke also and explained the motive
or .tne exhibit. In the evening, a short
programme of readings and music was
given. Many of the children will ex
hibit at the .general exhibition at the
Central Libra -y later In October.
The 9B cltLMs, accompanied by Prin
cipal W. M. Miller, the teacher, and
several parents, enjoyed a delightful
day last week at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. J. Hertz, on their fruit ranch
near Vancouver Lake. Automobiles car
ried the company from the ferry to the
iarm, a distance of five miles, where an
enjoyable and not soon to be forgotten
day was spent-
Nature study is occupying a promi
nent place on - the school programme
this Fall. Some - of . the rooms are
studying birds, others trees, plant life.
minerals, etc. The 9B class has an
interesting collection of minerals, seeds
and vegetables. The chairman of the
nature study committee, John Hertz, is
greatly interested in this subject, and
has a table display of his own minerals,
many of which are very valuable.
The children of Miss Sturchler's room
celebrated Dress-Up week by decorat
mg their room In a very attractive
manner with Autumn leaves and
At a recent meetng the 9B class
elected the following class officers:
President. Alf Johnson; first vice-president,
Marion Bell; second vice-presi
dent, Stephen Aufmuth: secretary.
Maurice Botkin; assistant secretary,
Madalena Cappa;- treasurer, Fred
Lough; assistant treasurer. Stella Pet
terson; historian, Lois Cunningham;
prophet, Harry Adams; -. lawyer,
Spelling, writing and composition
contests are adding to the interest
of the regular school work, and causing
a good-natured rivalry that brings the
best of results.
The stereopticon lantern bdds much
to the interest of history and geography
work, and is in constant use. This
machine was purchased from the pro
ceeds of an entertainment given by the
school children of the primary grades
last year. .
Jefferson High School Notes.
BY MACLEOD MAURICE.
THE February, '16, seniors, in com
bination with the June class, ac
quitted themselves nobly in the recep
tion tendered the first-term freshmen
last Friday evening. The entire school
was thrown open, and every corner
lighted for the occasion. Members of
the two senior classes were divided
into squads of two or three. These
met the freshmen,, accompanied by
their parents, at the door, and ushered
them around the building.
Later all were assembled In the audi
torium, where an elaborate programme
had been arranged. Students from the
school at large, sophomores and juniors
alike, were selected to cntertatn, and
each came in for a round of well
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Principal Jenkins has consented to
speak on "My Teaching Experiences."
The Athletic Association meeting in
terfered with the date set for the occa
sion, and it was postponed until later.
The girls anticipate a great deal of
pleasure in hearing this recital. .
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At the meeting of the Athletic Asso
ciation Harry Kenin was unanimously
elected yell leader to succeed himself.
Mr. Renin's capability has been thor
oughly demonstrated time and again.
He plans some Innovations in the way
of bed lam-producers during the present
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For the purpose of injecting some
real school spirit into the students,
lower classmen- especially, a football
rally assembly was caled Tuesday dur
ing the fourth period. John Kennedy
and Mac Maurice spoke in an endeavor
to raise enthusiasm. John Kennedy,
in behalf of the Athletic Association,
Spectrum and Live Wires, presented
beautiful Jefferson pennants to Curtis
McKinney for obtaining the greatest
number of Athletic Association mem
berships out of hie room. Also to
Phebe Gage and Mary Townsend. for
soliciting the greatest percentage of
Spectrum subscriptions in their re
spective rooms. He likewise displayed
tantalizingly a Jefferson felt pillow In
the blue and gold to be presented ta
the Live Wire selling the most-tickets
to the Lincoln-Jeffereon game. . The
success of this method was demon
strated by the Jefferson representation
at Wednesday's game. Tell Leader
Kennin then mounted to the platform
and led the 1500 students through a
Series of vigorous yells,
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The senior class went to the ex
pense of buying crepe paper and inci
dentally to the labor of making 100
hats to be worn at the Lincoln-Jeffer
son game by members of the newly
organized Rooters' Club. However, an
eleventh hour investigation of the in
terscholastle ruling and agreement
signed by the three high schools re-
vealed, that they could not be -worn.
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Forthwith the idea was abandoned and
the distinctive headgear stored away
until the Franklin , and Columbia,
games, with whom' no such agreement
exists. The . purpose is not to intro
duce a disturbing feature; but merely
to distinguish- the loyal members -of
the Rooters' Club in order that they may
be gathered- together in a body to
time the yelling.
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Principal Hopkin Jenkins was very
much gratified to have Referee Francis
personally commend him upon the con
duct of the Jefferson players during
games. He- said: -"They play a fast,
clean game, and are deserving of the
position they have attained in the
The Jefferson printing department is
introducing a novelty whit-h is attract
ing school-wide attention and promises
to become immediately popular. It is
known as the "Jefferson Jupe," issued
In the form of a daily newspaper. It
is edited and published primarily to
give practical experience jn journalism
and daily newspaper work to the print
ing classes,, and secondarily to be scat-,
tered among the students at large to
afford temporary amusement and to
Eliot School Sews.
A delightful sewing and manual
training exhibit was held at the Fiiot
School Thursday. October 14, for the
purpose of showing, -the home - and
school work of the children to the
Farent-Teacher Association, which met
At the Parent-Teacher meeting held
last month a like exhibit was held
and received with such enthusiasm
that it was called for again. This
display is much larger than the first
one. More than 160 pieces were dis
played. One of the most admired pieces
was a. crocheted bedspread, of won
derful design, made by Eugenia and
Virginia Ingman. age 12 years.
The best pieces will be selected and
displayed at the Junior Fxhiibt, which
will be held at the Armory the week
of October 25.
The Eliot School has been organizing
athletic teams this week. There will
be girls' and boys' basketball teams,
and some of the rooms will have
Highland School Notes. .
The soccer team of Highland School
has been organized. They played with
Peninsula School October 20 at Colum
bia Park. The score was 1-1.
The basketball team, -which was or
ganized some weeks ago. is divided into
two parts, first and second teams. The
captain of the first team is Ruth Marcy
and the captain of the second team is
Edna Haywood. The two teams will
play Monday after school in the assem
bly hall of Highland School. These
teams are seeking outside .games.
The crushed rock placed upon the
school grounds adds materialy to their
Washington Plans Pageant
BY GERTRUDE MAY.
ACCORDING to the estimation of the
faculty and the students of Wash
ington "Nigh School, one of the most
elaborate and extraordinary affairs
ever staged by a Portland high schoo?
will be the school pageant, an affair
planned for the latter part of May.
The pageant will reveal the history
of the Northwest as it is especially re
lated to Portland.
The spectacle will include incidents
and- episodes pertaining to Portland
and the Northwest, also .some tableaux
and symbolic passages. The book or
scenario, including the spoken words
and songs, will be written by Miss
Elizabeth Burrows, special teacher 0j
English in Washington High School.
At present a definite site for stag
ing the affair has not been decided
upon, but in all probability Laurel
hurst Park will be selected, owing to
the possibilities it offers. .
'students' Take . Practical Part.
The students, who will naturally take
active part in the pageant, will also
play a practical part. -
The costumes that will be worn in
the pageant will be 'designed by the
students of the art classes. The art
students will also have the work of de
signing all posters used preparatory to
The girls in the different sewing
classes will make the costumes accord
ing to the designs drawn up by the art
students. It is very probable that the
boys in the mechanical drawing depart
ment will-be called on for designs for
W. H. Boyer. instructor' of music,
will very likely have charge of the
musical instruction, and the dancing
will be under the supervision of Mibe
Jean Wold, teacher of gymnasium and
folk dancing. ,
Studenta AH Are Invited.
Practically all the students of the
school will be asked to participate in
the display although, of course, nothing
Miss Wlnifeld Hays, head of the Eng
lish department in the school, is really
the instigator of the plan, but with the
co-operation of Miss Elizabeth Burrows
end the English classes, Miss Ha ye pre
dicts a great success.
June 1916 Class at Lincoln
Over SOO Students Are Members and
Organization Has Bright Pros
pects New Method Is Used In
Teaching. Latin to Brarlnnera.
BY DOROTHY DCNIWAT.
THE June. 1916, class has at last or
ganized and promises to be a "live
wire" class. The enrollment Is very
large., there being over 200. in the class.
At the first meeting of the class for
the election of officers, the successful
contestants were: Robert Cosgrlfr,
president; Margaret Curdy, vice-president;
Margaret Mansfield, secretary;
Allan Slade, .treasurer; Hilma Fox.
sergeant-at-arms. Much 'campaigning
had been going on before the meeting,
and the election was very close, the
president winning by only two yotce
over his opponent.
At the first regular meeting of th
class Tuesday of the past week two
committees were appointed the pin
committee. Carl Knudsen, Elise Feld-
man,- Leslie Carter, Mary McDonald.
Herman Lind, Mark Nusbaum; and the
entertainment committee. Dorothy
Goldsmith. Jack Stubbs. Gladys Dunne,
Abe Rosenberg and Marjorie Hall. Tho
entertainment committee will look into
the matter of how to entertain the
February, '16. class.
The June class gave a get-together
party in the gym Friday night. Octo
ber 23.- Ten cents was collected from
each of the boys in the class to defray
expenses. Dancing, fortune-telling and
a mock trial were some of the even
ings diversions, and everyone had a
wonderful time. Punch and wafers
were served. The committee was corn
posed of William Fordyce,- Imogene
Seton, Robert Cosgriff, Margaret Mans
field and Harry Jamieson.
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In teaching beginning Latin this
term, a new system, which has many
interesting features, is being used.
The class meets for two periods, the
advantage being that the students can
study under the personal supervision
of the teacher. Twice the number of
pupils in the. regular one-period classes
can be accommodated in this way
About 15 minutes' study outside of
class is required to make up the reg'J
lation one hour for each lesson's prep
aration. The quicker pupils are utilized
to help the slower ones, with good re
suits to both. The quicker students
graeia their own work better by ex
plaining it to the others, and the slower
ones are given much more individual
attention than they would otherwise
receive in such large classes. Also.
the -faster students, who have just been
over the work for the first time, are
often able to present the work in
better fashion than can the teacher.
By means of this careful supervision
each student is helped over his difficul
ties and is not allowed to slip along
until he is so far behind that he can
never catch up. Thus there are no
hopeless flounderers as there are in
nearly every class. The new system nn
dertakes to work up a combination of
several well-known methods.
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The Cardinal appeared on scheduled
time. October 15.- Much satisfaction wae
expressed by the students in the first
issue, for to have a splendid issue and
to have it on time Is indeed a delight
Jack Crossley Is- being congratulated
on -his appropriate cover design.
The first Cardinal bulletins were Is
sued Wednesday ' morning. After this
they will be posted in the rooms every
Tuesday morning. - A great effort in
being made to find a suitable name for
the bulletin, but none has been de
cided upon as yet. - -
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The February.- '16. class gave their
first party -of the term at the home
of Esther Hettinger, 324 Vi West Broad
way. Friday night. October 15. Th
class colors ' formed the decorations.
Much merriment was furnished by
guessing the baby pictures of the class
members. . Ice cream and wafers were
served. Those present were Eva An
derson, George Altstadt, Norman Arm
strong, Stella Arnold, Stark Akers.
Adoiph Bloch,1 Helen Brigham, Elsie
Burgoyn. Frederick Betz. LeoaBaruh,
Elmer Bankus." Harold Baker. Carl
Caesar. Ray Condit. D. J. Conway.
Mary Jane Carr. Helen Dahl. Nelson
Dezendorf. Oscar Drlscoll, Albert Ding.
Clinton Endicott, Elnore Edmon. Hor
ace Foulkes. Eva Glasscock, Margaret
Gray. Abe Goldstone. . Esther Hettinger,
Harry Hettinger. Louis Herns, Lotta
Holopeter. Alvera Harry. Anna Hart
Alfred Jagger. Olga Klekar. Martha
Loretz, Nathan Levy, Josephine Newell,
Agnes Milier, Maxine Miller. Marcellua
Mills. Elizabeth Murray. Ruth Pfaen-
der. Nellie Palmer. Grace Roberts, Ida
Robinson.- Mignon Schow. Lucile
Smyth. Faith Swideil. Annie Town
send, Frank Tatham. Alice Van Schoon
hoven and Haroid Wolverton. The
chaperones were Miss Barnes and Miss
Buckley. The class has planned to
hike to Margaret Gray's home at WIN
sonia Station, on the West Side River
road, on Saturday.
The Adelphians have decided to study
the life and works of American authors
for this term. At the weekly meet
ing of the society, last Thureday. they
took up the study of James Whttcomb
Riley. Mildred Hawes gave a talk on
Riley's life, and Calista Eliot. In
Anderson and Grace Kuhl read. ome of
his poems. In tryouts for the mono
logues for the joint programme Helen
Dahl was -chosen. The Judges were
Miss Ethel Marsh, the critic; Elinor
Ptllsbury and Calista Eliot.
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The Philolexians Initiated the fol
lowing new members into the society
at their last meeting. Thursday, in
room HE: Selina Barnell. Ethel Lang
ley, Mary Nichol, Dorothy Reed. Eva
Beekman and Ruth Richards.
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The Hakanaki Campfire Girls gave
a very successful programme Friday
afternoon of the past week In room G
at the main Library. Mary Puymbrock
talked-on "Indian Methods of Testing
Eyesight" and Ruby Lidell on "Four
Methods Used by the Indians in Light
ing a Fire Without Matches.". The
girls are planning a skate to be given
Saturday night, November 30.
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The Tologeions at their weekly meet
ing, Thursday, October 14, in room 107.
initiated Into the society Sterling
Smith, Roy Anderson. Donald Moore,
Fred Ryan. Robert Ullage. Cecil Smith
and Carl Von Cleff. The Tolos are
noted for their stiff initiations. No
time was left -for the weekly debate. -
Thursday of the past week the new
members initiated were Robert Cos
griff. Leslie Carter, Huber Moreland
and Pierre Miller.
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The joint programme, which was to
have been given In the auditorium Fri
day afternoon. October 29, has been
Indefinitely postponed until after the
Comedy of Errors." The Adelphians
have planned to give a five-minute
monologue and a series of tableaux,
entitled "That Old Sweetheart of
The Girls' Glee Club will sing "Mur
muring Zephyrs," by Adolf Jensen. The
orchestra will be represented by violin
and cornet solos.
The part to be played in the pro
gramme by the Philolexians, Tolos and
Hakanakles has already been an
nounced. a a a
An informal football rally was held
in the auditorium Tuesday morning to
arouse enthusiasm in the Lincoln-Jefferson
game. Mr. I. N. Gorman, fac
ulty director, presided.. The speakers
were: Mr. George Koehn. coach; Stan
ley Borleske. George Busch. Oscar
Driscoll and Wallace McTarnahan. Yeli
Leader Carl Knudsen led the school In
some rousing yells, which closed the
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The Trl-ls. the Girls' Bible Study
Club, had a very interesting meeting
last Monday in room 108. Miss Laura
Peterson, of the faculty, gave an ex
cellent talk on the "Length. BreadtU
and Height of Life." Grace Kuhl gave
a reading, "A Little Orphan Boy,'
which was greatlv enjoyed. The 'o-
ciety will place- placards In each of
the rooms on the first floor and In the
portables, announcing the meetings.
They plan to have teachers interested
in their work address them from tune
to time. The members of the society
are Elsa Armstrong. Ellen Anderson,
Ella Dixon, Grace Kuhl. Elinor Pills
bury, Gertrude Laing, Susie Pratt.
Esther Olson. Edith Pitts, Myrtle
Smith and Ruth Richards.
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The students of Lincoln High School
were honored Friday morning. by the
symphony orchestra, which gave a most
delightful programme in the school
auditorium. The symphony orchestra
has never before played at high school,
although the students have been in
vited to rehearsals at the Hellig.
These rehearsals are always eagerly
looked forward to. The school feels
very grateful for being asked to attend
these rehearsals. The programme was
The TOlogeions. the boys' debat
ing society, took great pleasure
recently in going through many
"stunts' in initiating seven girls Into
the Philolexlan Literary Society. Some
times the societies change places the
girls initiate the new members of the
Tolos and the boys initiate Philolexians.
These initiations are usually pretty
"stiff." The girls initiated were Mary
NlcoL Selina Barnell, Ethel Langley,
Dorothy Reed, Eva Beekman, Edna
Stone and Ruth Richards.
The regular programme of the soci
ety, held before the initiation, was:
"Resolved. That the City of Portland
should adopt a managerial system of
government in place of the present
commission form." The amrmative was
upheld by John Langley and Cecil
Smith, and the negative by Roy Ander
son and Heber Moreland.
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Plans are progressing rapidly for the
Joint programme to be given by the so
cieties of the school in the auditorium
Friday afternoon. October 29, at 3
o'clock. - The societies taking part are
the Philolexians, Tologeions. Adelphi
ans, Hakanakis, the orchestra and the
girls' and boys' glee clubs. The Adel
phians have decided to present a tab
leau. "That Old Sweetheart of Mine."
A five-minute monologue will also be
given by some member of the society.
The girls' glee club will sing "Mur
muring Zephyrs, by Adolf Jensen. All
High School students, parents, friends
and former graduates are lnvrted. The
programme as a whole is expected to be
a great success.
The June. '16. class met recently for
organization. The officers elected are:
Robert Cosgriff, president; Margaret
Cundy. vice-president; Margaret Mans
field, secretary; Allan Slade, treasurer;
Hilma Fox. sergeant-at-arms.
Benson "Poly" Xotes.
A special programme was given at
the regular weekly assembly last
Wednesday morning. 'Miss Freda Ep
penstein rendered a very pleasing con
tralto solo entitled "When Song Was
Sweet." by Gertrude Sans Soucl. Miss
Lucy Lyon and Lola Lank gave two
interesting readings from Riley's
The 'three civic classes attended a
demonstration and a review of the
work done in the bacteriologist's office
at the City Hall October 17.
The Glee Club of the school Is Im
proving in spirit and appreciation of
music. Many new songs are being
learned. Since the first meeting the
membership has increased from 26
The Juniors served a lucheon for Su
perintendent Alderman and several
members of his advisory board recently.
Those present were Miss Brownlie, Miss
Rodgers. Miss Epple, Miss Rice, Mrs.
McAdam and L. - R. Alderman. Miss
Wanda Starr and Miss Violet Goff
served, assisted by Blanche O'Neil, Ida
Bundy and Emma Wilbanka.
The senior class of the domestic
science department will do all shop
ping for the entire department. This
is to give the girls practical experi
ence in purchasing foods for the home.
When entering the hall from the
front entrance one feels that there
must be some improvements going cm
In the building, for there Is a good col
lection of lumber and tools. But it is
only the carpenters and electricians
putting new lights in the rooms for the
The pupils of the boys' department
have made satisfactory lace frames to
be used in the lace-making department.
The special sewing classes are full
and a large number is on the waiting
list. - In this class a - miscellaneous
course is given, including all kinds of
The sophomore boys gave a get
acquainted party for the second-term
girls last Friday eveinng in the gym
nasium of the girls' school.
The first-term sewing classes have
been fitted out with new lockers In
which, to keep, their sewing.
BY ECAN'L.n r-m t tvP
A LIVELY debate took place at the
commercial department of Frank
lin October 18 between members se
lected from the Hiff.r.n, v ii-i.
classes. Each class selected three
Judges and four debaters. The ques
tion was: "Resolved. That military
training should be introduced ino
toniana nign schools." The affirma
tive won in the first two of four de
bates, and the negative in the last two.
Plans have been made by the English
. w Dl lne department to have
leDates onm ava,-v ...... .
treat effort is being made in the school
to have less written work and more
Oral Wnr V Otia F.-li.k i . .
. iiwirucuir re
quires some member of his class to -ive
v Z, some current event
Referring to the subject of the de
Date. It mnv h. j . i . . . . .
enthusiastic over military training. A
petition has been circulated In both,
departments asking for military train-
-..-u. uu ueen signed Dy a large
number of hnth ' . .
is the intention of the students.
me permission of the principal
- , vmiuL. ij mo ecnooi
Board for consideration.
. , numDer of boys from the commer
cial department of Franklin enjoyed
their flrat nl,i0-A i . i .
c, , " -it mo new UOUCH
bchoc-1 swimming pool Thursday, Octo-
------ mem proved excel
lent swimmers and displayed some ar
tistic stunts. After the swim they were
entertained at the home of one of the
teachers. From now on they will have
' iu me ianK on
Thursdays and Fridays.
A Girls' Athletic Association -was
created last Monday by the Franklin
gym girls. A meeting was called
after school by Miss Beta, the girls'
coach. Miss Isabelle Anderson was ap
pointed temporary chairman. The fol
lowing officers were elected: Katherine
Mackenzie, president: Grace Locks, sec
retary, and Mary RIctor. business man
ager. Miss Rictor will have charge of
both the business association and
scheduling of all basketball and base
ball games, and possibly a track squad.
At present the lineup for the basket
ball team is uncertain. The last year'"
team lineup will remain as it is and
possibly play a few ganes until the
new recruits learn the game.
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Miss Veva Elwell. as Milinr.in.ri.icf
of the Post, has selected the following
students to assist her in editing the
school paper: Miss Isabelle Anderson,
associate editor: Miss Lois Tomlinson.
society and school notes; Miss Grace
Locke, music; Miss Katherine Macken
zie, art; Miss Norma Monich exchnna-
editor: Manfreid Reinhart. athletics;
oeorge Gillard, humor, and for that
most important position, business man
ager. Carl Prior has been chosen.
Miss KIwell was a member of the
Post staff last year as editor of school
notes. Miss Tomllnson and Miss Mac
kenzie are also last year's members,
both of whom are reappointed to tho
same position. A meeting of the new
staff was called Tuesday. It was de
cided to have the first issue appear
in time for the Christmas holidays.
There will be only two issues this
semester and three issues next semes
ter. Mrs. Thurston. Instructor In Eng
lish, has been appointed faculty ad
visor. ' a a a
A second protest meeting was called
by the Parent-Teacher Circle at Frank
lin Monday. . October 18. On account
of school regulations they were denied
the assembly hall and had to meet m
the open halls on the first floor. In
spite of the crowded condition and in
convenient arrangement, the meeting
was successful. The following speak
ers were listened to with great inter
est: Commissioner George L. Baker,
Mr. Johnson, of Hoffman District; Di
rector Lock wood. Mr. Ganoe. of Rich
mond District, and Mr. Elwell. of the
Clinton Kelly District.
A junior exhibit was featured at
Franklin Friday. October 15. in accord
with the "back-to-the-home" campaign
now being launched in the city by the
Mothers' Congress and Parent-Teacher
Circles. Flanked by the school colors,
various articles were on display. Candy
and pastry were sold. An excellent
programme was rendered by the stu
dents and outside talent.
M'oodmcre School Xotes.
The restroom of the Woodmere School
has been tastefully furnished through
the efforts of the teachers.
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The children of the upper grades ob
served Riley day (October 7), and the
composition work on October 8, con
sisted of writing a letter to this noted
"Hoosier Poet." There were 150 letters
sent to Mr. Riley by the Woodmere
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Mrs. Alexander, principal of the Ben
son Polytechnic School for girls, will
lecture on November 9. to the Parent
Teacher Association of the Woodmere
School. Subject: "What Our Trade
Schools Have to Offer." The public is
cordially invited to attend.
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The "back to home movement" was a
decided success at the Woodmere
School. The largest crowd that has
ever attended any exhibit at this school
was present that day. The children, as
well as their parents, were very en
enthusiastic over the exhibits. There
were 70 entries in the department of
animals. The exhibits In this depart
ment consisted of 48 chickens, five
birds, two geese, three ducks. 36 rab
bits. 16 guinea pigs. 12 cats, three chip
munks and four dogs, making a total
of 120 pets exhibited that day. There
were 340 individual exhibits, and more
than 700 articles were brought in by
the children. The domestic science art,
doll and miscellaneous departments,
were well represented. Many of the
children went home with the resolve
that they would make all kinds of
things to exhibit another year.
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Mileum Hurd and George Rose are
completing the wireless telegraph they
have been been making.
Elsie Lewis exhibited a three-legged
rooster at the school exhibit. -.
Teddy Douglas' motor will be at the
Central St. Johns Xotes.
Mr. Monahan, our genial postmaster,
gave a very interesting and Instruc
tive talk to the pupils and teachers
of the eighth and ninth grades on last
Wednesday. He urged the pupils to
open up accounts-in the postal savings
bank. He also instructed them along
the lines of registered mall. Insured
mail and parcel post. His talk was
very much enjoyed by all who heard it.
A large number of the boys of the
eighth and ninth grades have expressed
a desired to take up domestic science
at the night school held at James John
High School. This may seem rather
strange for boys to desire such work,
but the boys say they mean business.
Mr. Boyer, supervisor of music made
us a pleasant call on last Monday.
Miss Rogers' room of I A pupils had
100 per cent of attendance for the first
month of school. Who has a better
record lor the beginners?