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THE . STODAY . OREGOXUX, . PORTLAXD,. OCTOBER . .11... 1915.
LIFE IN PORTLAND SCHOOLS IS GAY WITH MANY DIVERSIONS
Hallo ween Parties, Dramatic Undertakings," Debating Clashes and Serious Social Propaganda Mark Modern After-School Hours.
Symphony Rehearsal Day at
Lincoln Big Treat.
Foot ha I
Victory Over Washington
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Notes of Interest,
FT DOROTHY DL'NIWAY.
LINCOLN 6, Washington 3! The old
time football rivals have clashed
again and there is joy and great re
joicing in the camp of the Lincolnites.
I!y far the most important topic in
school In the past week lias been the
big game. The first part of the week
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enthusiasm and spirit possible and the
results were certainly highly satisfac
tory. A formal football rally was held in
the anditorium Monday morning to
kindle every smouldering spark of
school spirit. I. N. Gorman presided.
Mr. Gearhart, the Spanish teacher and
ex-football hero, opened with a speech
full of life and vim. He led the school
in a rousing yell for Yell Leader Knud
sen. Linn Oliver, of the team, and
William Fordyce. editor of the Car
dinal, spoke on school spirit and the
game.. Coach Stanley Borleske ex
plained that although the odds against
which the team would have to fight as
the result of injuries to some of the
best players were great, yet the boys
would fight their hardest to win. Mr.
'iorman gave a splendid talk on the
Lincoln spirit. Yell Leader Knudsen
led in yells which closed with a deaf
A large Lincoln pennant was of
fered as a. prize for the Lincoln stu
dent selling the greatest number ot
tickets for the game.
The June. 1916. class get-together
party in the gymnasium Friday night,
October 22, was a success. The fea
tures of the evening were fortune telling-,
a mock trial and special dances.
The fortune telling booth, in which
Miss Moore, of the faculty, Margaret
Curdy and Belle Simon revealed the
mysteries of the future, proved, pop
ular. Donald Montgomery, accom
panied on the piano by Russell Sewell,
furnished entertainment by his clever
clog dancing; Miss Gertrude Hoeber, a
talented musician, u sister of .Ralph
Hoeber. a member of the June class,
sang charmingly several vocal solos,
playing her own obligato on 'the vio
lin. Dancing and games rounded out
the evening's fun. Punch and wafers
were served. The committee in charge
of the affair comprised: Imogene Se
ton. Carl Knudsen, Margaret Mansfield,
Robert Cojgriff, Marjorie Kelly and
The symphony rehearsal, with M.
Christensen as conductor, in the school
auditorium Friday. October 22, was a
rare treat which the school greatly ap
preciated. William Boone gave a most
interesting talk on the different or
chestral instruments. He defined sym
phony and gave the meaning of abso
lute music as distinct from operatic or
concert music. He explained the move
ments of Johan Svendsen's D major
symphony, which was then played by
the orchestra. The entire programme
W4s given, which was almost more
than the Rtudents dared to expect. The
ballet music from the "Queen of
Sheba." which is an accompaniment to
graceful Oriental dancing, delighted
with its haunting rhythm. "Dne Taba
tlere a Musique Valse Badinage," by
Liadou. played by three flutes, three
clarinets, campanelli and harp, in imi
tation of a music box. was enchanting
and was most heartily applauded.
'Molly on the Shore," for strings, aptly
reflects the character of the dance
ni'.isic of the British peasants. Dvorak's
"Hpsitska." overture dramatic, was
wonderful and moving. Principal T.
T. Davis thanked the orchestra on the
part of the school for their kindness
in appearing before us. and said he
hoped this was only the beginning of
future concerts by Portland's Sjm-
phony Orchestra at Lincoln.
Mrs. Altman's fifth term German
'class has formed a study club which
meets every Monday. Wednesday and
Friday mornings in the school library
at 8:30 o'clock. The club was formed
in order to give the students a bet
ter opportunity to speak German than
can be afforded in class. The club will
read German poems, a German mag
azine and other work not included in
the regular class work. The plan is to
conduct the meetings solely in German.
Attendance is not compulsory and
members of the German department
are invited to attend. The members of
the i-lub are: Mary Bullock, chairman:
Irene Bilbrey, Anna Bohlman. Belle
Simon. Jessie Muggins. Sylvia Holz
man. Mildred Conn, Alice Greene and
Saturday morning. October 2K. at
10:;0 a merry crowd of February 16
.ri started on their first hike. They
.. Margaret Gray's home at
AVIlsnnia station. Having arrived with
out serious mishap, the grave seniors
turned their attention to becoming
s.hilrivn siiraiii in the playing of such
games as "Farmer in the Dell" and
in sheen, run." After luncheon
the afternoon was spent in playing
games until dusk, when the party
r.inrl chestnuts and told ghost
cinri A special car brought the
tired but happy crowd home. Miss
Hitchcock, of the faculty, chaperoned
At a class meeting Friday after
noon, daffodils were voted to be the
flower. The following commit-
were appointed: Senior prom.
Caesar, chairman. Helen Brig-
Oscar Driskell. Eva Anderson
Baruh. Ruth Pfaender. Charlie
Gassett. Faith Smidell, Louis Herns
and Olga Klekar; committee to ar
rnncre trvout for class play, Helen
Ttrleham. Frederick Betz and Eva An
dcrson: megaphones. tiaroin naner.
chairman. Faith Smidell. Carl Caesar,
Ray Condit and Maxine Miller. The
class play will be Sheridan's "The Ri
vals.'" The February class made 500
megaphones for the Lincoln-Washington
One of the features of the commer
cial course as taught at Lincoln is
the training given in filing. The sys
tem of tilling used was devised by Mr.
Herron. head of the commercial de
partment. tne of the commercial stu
dents, on graduation from Lincoln, ob
tained a position as filing clerk
through her experience in filing in high
school. Some knowledge of filing is
a necessary part ol" every commercial
students training and Professor Her
ron's practical way of teaching it is
The llakanaki Campfire Girls are
studying first aid to the injured with
the idea of preparing the girls to pass
an examination In the subject. Each
girl performs a kind deed every day
and a report of the deeds is given ev
ery week. At the society's last meet
ing, held in room G of the main Li
brary on Friday afternoon of the past
week, the following programme was
given: Report of kind deeds:" first
aid report. l.ila Stone; six Tndian
handstens:. AlpheLl Pierson': to dis
tinguish six blazes. IOva Kidd.
The Toloceions gave their first
party of -the season Friday night. Oc
tober 2". at the home or Ralph Holz-
nian, .r.S". Marshall street. The affair
was a Halloween party and everyone
bad a rollicking time. The committee
was composed of Adolph Block, chair
man, John Langley and Herman Lind.
The Girls' and Boys' Glee Clubs
have voted on the designs for their
pins and have sent in their orders for
them. Heretofore the clubs have had
no pins. The pins are small and in
the shape of a harp.
Wednesday morning an assembly
was held at which Mr. Werlein spoke
in the interests of the Manufacturers'
and Land Products Show.
The Philolexians entertained the
Tologio and the Adelphians of Lin
coln in ' the school library Thursday
afternoon. The library was decorated
with orange and black crepe paper and
Autumn leaves, appropriate to Hal
loween. Alvera Harry recited a clever,
melodramatic poem entitled "An Ideal
With a Roman Nose." Klsie Burgoyne
gave a short talk on "The Origin of
Halloween." Josephine Felts gave a
reading. "The Raggedy Man" and "Our
Hired Girl" in a delightful way. The
programme closed with an impromptu
debate, ' Resolved that Thin people 'ire
more scared of ghosts than Fat peo
ple." The affirmative was most ably
upheld by Jack Stubbs (Tologeion),
Rose Johnson (Adelphian) and Martha
Loretz (Philolexian) ; the negative by
Harold Baker (Tolo), Ralph Hoeber
(Adelphian) and Norma Reck (Philo).
All of the arguments presented in sup
port of the momentous question were
truly marvelous, and were most en
thusiastically received by the large
audience. The judges. Principal T. T.
Davis. Miss Marsh and George Koehn,
awarded the decision to the nega
tive by a 2-1 vote. Pumpkin pie and
cider were served. There were about
100 Tolos, Adelphians and Philos pres
The Philolexians, the girls literary
society, entertained the Phrenodikans,
of Washington, and the Zetagathians,
of Jefferson, in the "gym" recently.
The Philolexians entertained their
guests delightfully with a splendid
Miss Elizabeth Mathews, president of
the Phrenodikans, and Madeline Brown,
president of Zetagathians, addressed
the girls, expressing their appreciation
of the Philos' hospitality. The rest of
the afternoon was passed in dancing
and getting acquainted.
Those present were: Phrenodikans,'
Elizabeth Mathews, Janet Daniel, Mar
guerite Cook, Florence Deane, Marcella
Cato, Mary Tait, Ethel Tait, Hulda
Faust, Dolly Lychywek, Ruth Thayer,
Lucile Ewing. Bernice Miller, Mildred
Weeks. Dorothy Neill. Miriam Hilton;
Zetagathians, Madeline Brown. Eva
Hutchinson, Genevieve Haven. Jennie
MaGuire, Thelma Blair, Pearl Llebo,
Mary Bennett, Florence Dawson,
Evelyn Standard. Dorothy Cahill. Mil
dred Skyton, Reba Macklin. Francis
Palmer, Vera Kelso, Lillian Ward.
Jeanne Amsberry, Florence Hill, Flora
Buschnell, Euphemia Rochat: Philo
lexians, Annie Townsend, Lucile Smyth,
Josephine Felts. Alice Hester, Norma
Peck, Elsia Burgoyne. Lucile Murton
Martha Loretz, Margaret Cundy, Max
ine Miler, Jessie De Carle. Henrietta
Bettinger, Eva Beekman, Helen Stew
art, Esther Bodman, Alice Van Schoon
haven, Bessie Robinson, Dorothy Reed,
Myrtle Jacobsen, Stella Arnold, Helen
Moreland, Jessie Huggins, Evelyn Dav
enport, Edna Bryant, Elsa Armstrong.
Helen Brigham. Susie Stevenson, Belle
Countryman, Ethel Langley, Lorraine
Hinson, Helen Lamar, Mignonette
Dolph, Selina Barnell, Marian Spoeri,
Frances Kinney, Ellen Anderson, Rosa
lind Hotchkiss. Luzelle Kearney, Helen
Uhlman, Charlotte Robin and Anna
February Seniors at Benson
Tech Open Social Season.
Uoys BeKin Series of Entertainments
for Glrla of Trade School Scrap
Iron Is Tamed Into Live Power
BY RAYMOND HllU
FRIDAY evening, October 22, marked
the beginning of a series ot parties.
which will be given by the February
C17) class, in which the boys enter
tained the girls of the class at a get-
acquainted party held in the gymna
sium of the girls' school. Many games
were played which caused much mirth
and enjoyment. This class is parti
cularly fortunate in having so many
talented students, especially among the
girls, who seem to be gifted with must
cal talent. Two comic recitations were
also given which received much ap
plause. Light refreshments were served
at 9:30. The chaperones of the evenin
were William Oetinger, from the boys'
school., and -Mrs. Orahm, from the girls
The February (1 6) class is planning
a cluss play to be given in December.
The class colors are purple and gold.
last week the students were much i
honored in having I. R. Alderman and
a larse party of visitors inspect the
tlifffercnt shops and departments, and as
the visitors passed through the shops
inspecting the work by the students,
many pleasing remarks' were overheard,
such as "that ia simply wonderful," "I
don't see how the young men can do
such perfect work," "This is simply
marvelous" and many others.
In the machine shop several pieces
of scrapiron piled up in one corner
were looked upon with much disfavor
by the students and instructors. Finally
someone conceived the idea of utilizing
this scrap in making a power driven
hacksaw, which was designed by the
students and which, was original in
every detail. This powerful motor
driven hacksaw, which has just been
completed has proved such a success
that another one of the same design
will be constructed for the new school
equipment. One special feature of this
saw is an automatic relief, which
relieves the saw after it has been
drawn the required distance through
the material being cut. This automatic
relief is of an original design and the
tests have proved it to be a practical
and valuable asset to the mechanical
A valuable asset to the electrical
students is the training they are re-
civing in the plumbing department.
Kaeh electrical student is required to
spend nve months' study in joint wipin
and cable splicing.
Perhaps the department that is
looked upon with the most favor by
the electrical and mechanical students
is the science department, the labora
tory of which is the best equipped ir
Portland. Here all forms of theoretical
work are studied.
On account of the Land Show using
the Armory, which temporarily is used
as a gymnasium for the students of
this school, basketball practice has
been suspended. A large quantity of
good material has been found this year
and without a doubt we will have the
strongest team we have ever-had.
Student body membership cards are
selling rapidly. They have only been
on sale for about a week -and approxi
mately every student in school has one.
Although we haven't much time for
social functions the more socially in
clined students are setting a pace which
the others are following willingly.
The gymnasium course, which is a
new addition to the course of study,
is being received with much favor and
appreciation by the students.
CAST FOR JEFFERSON HIGH
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Front Row I,eft to R.!cht Gladys Bine, Eleanor Spall. Marie Townsend, Zenobla Lafferty, Florence Green.
Second Row Left to RlR-ht) Heston William, Blanc Stronjc, Annn Matin. Reuben Oof frier, Harry
Kenin. Back Row (Left to Riht Benion Whallcy. Advertltilna: ManaRer; Creorare Stader, Stage Man
ager; Kerria Bag ley, Ralpk Orabler and Victor Heaae. Baalneaa .Mauager,
'Low Jinks" at Jefferson
High Is Big Success.
Technical Club Is Host at Enter
tainment Fire Squad Is Ban
quet and Social Activities Are
Prominent in All Classes Class
Play Plana On.
BY MACLEOD MAURICE.
N Thursday afternoon of last week
the Jefferson Zetas, together with
the Phrenos of Washington High, were
royally entertained by the Philos of
Lincoln High. A splendid programme,
with several excellent musical num
bers, was heartily enjoyed by all. Fol
lowing this appetizing refreshments
were served. The remainder of the
afternoon was devoted to dancing, get
ting acquainted and demonstrating how
thoroughly girls could enjoy them
selves with no boys in the field. The
Zetas attending were: Madeline Brown,
Madeline Grady, Florence Dawson.
Thelma Blair, Reba Macklin. Florence
Hill. Perle Liebo, Frances-Palmer, Vera
Kelso, Jean Amesbury, Dorothy Cahill.
Flora Bushnell, Eve Hutchinson, Eu
phemia Rocket, Evelyn Stannard, Mary
Bennet, Lillian Ward, .Genevieve Ha
ven and Mildred Skipton.
On Thursday evening. October 24. the
February, lb, class was cnieruunm
at the home of Miss Edna Grey at 820
Wasco street. Miss Skinner, faculty
adviser of the class, gave several amus
ing readings, while games, dancing
and refreshments occupied the remain
der of the evening.
The Literary and Dramatic Society
has not during this term come into any
degree of prominence in school activi
ties; nevertheless, in its own quiet way
the society has been accomplishing a
great deal. An invitation from the
committee in charge of the junior ex
hibit to be given at the Central Library
has caused the Literary and Dramatic
Club to select a playlet and a represen
tative cast to enact it. The act chosen
is one of Yate's comedies, known as
"The Pot of Broth." The characters.are:
John Coneelly, Carl Applegren; Sibby
Coneelly. Helen Nicolai; the Beggar
man, John Howry.
The Jefferson Technical Club assem
bled in the school gymnasium last Fri
day evening for its annual "low jinks."
Every member was required to come in
old clothes, and anyone appearing in
a stiff collar was promptly deprived
of all superfluous decorations. Even
the teachers complied and removed the
'offending linen. The festivities of the
evening were opened by the initiation
of freshmen members. This initiation
was in the form of a variety of con
tests, the winners to compete in a pie
eating contest. This final contest was
won by Harold Irvin, wno was pro
nounced the champion pie-eater of the
To compare the relative merits of
this and last year's debating teams, a
member of each was chosen, namely
Wilbur Carl and John Mowry. The ques
tion was: "Should the Faculty Mem
bers Be Encouraged in Growing a
Mustache?" Despite, the brilliant plea
of Carl in summing-up the many-objections
and in order to award Mowry
a prize of a mustache in realization of
hia apparent inability to grow one and
in consideration of his desire, evidenced
by his heated arguments, the judges
decided in behalf of the affirmative.
A piano duet by Harlow and Towes was
followed by one of Mr. isastnam s dem
onstrations of the laws of physics. Mr.
Scott then prepared for a chemical
demonstration, and while the apparatus
was being arranged Mr. Jenkins played
several piano selections. At the close
of the programme the members formed
in line and, led by the "Gazoo" band,
marched to the cafeteria, where "eats"
were in order. After all had been en
tirely satisfied with cookies, punch, pie
a la mode and apples, the president
Jessie Perry, called upon several mem
bers for toasts. The toast of the even
ing was given by Mr. La Forge, founder
of the organization. He paid a well
merited tribute to Mr. Jenkins, which
evidently expressed the sentiment of
all present, as three rousing cheers
wrc given for the principal. All joined
in-singing "America" and a most en
joyable low jinks thus ended.
In an assembly Wednesday morning
Mr. Hilton,' a representative of the
Chamber of Commerce, spoke in behalf
of the Land Products Show. While the
students were assembled John Ken
nedy, president of the Athletic Asso
ciation, presented a Jefferson pennant
to Ralph Grabler for succeeding in get
ting everyone in his room to join the
association. In addition this organiza
tion bad ofered a felt blue-and-gold pil
low to the live wire selling the great
est number of tickets to the Lincoln
Jefferson game. This was presented
to Madeline Brown for having disposed
of 135 tirkets. Christine Parrot, Marsh
Davis and Gus Hixson all exceeded the
hundred mark in the competition.
George Studer seize oppprtunity by the
forelock and in speaking for the Feb
ruary, '16. class play announced a spe
cial inducement to be offered to the
CLASS PLAY, "WHY SMITH LEFT
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live wires for selling tickets to "Why
Smith Left Home," November 12 and
13. This inducement is in the form of
the largest Jefferson pennant ever
made. It is to be four feet in width
by 10 feet in length. Keen rivalry is
expected as a result of this announce
ment, some live wires even taking or
ders in advance for tickets. The live
wire report on the ticket sale at the
Lineoln-Jef erson game shows $1 62.60 as
Jefferson's share of the gate receipts.
In addition to this, $40 worth of tick
ets were sold that were not turned in
at the gate. This enriches the Ath
letic Association something in excess
The girls of the domestic science
classes under Miss Makelin have ar
ranged with Principal Jenkins to ban
quet the boys of the fire squad. The
squad of 60 firefighters has been di
vided into two shifts. One was royally
fed during the noon hour of Friday,
October 22. A quantity of the most
palatable dishes imaginable were
served to the first section at that time.
Since then the favored ones have
availed themselves of every possible
opportunity to chide the seemingly un
fortunate ones. However, things are
now reversed, and the second section
was treated .to a similar and, if any
thing, more elaborate menu last Fri
day. "Quality as well as quantity" was
the assertion of each and every mem
ber. Franklin High School Notes.
BY SCAXLAXD COLLINS.
THE regular meeting of the Parent
Teacher Circle of the Franklin
High School will be held Tuesday, No
vember 2. at 8 P. St. at Creston. Besides
the Rev. W. T. S. Spriggs, of the Ar
leta Baptist Church, who is the speak
er of the evening, there will be a dis
cussion on the subject. "How the
Parents Can Assist to Better Franklin
The discussion will be led by Prin
cipal F. S. Ball. Several musical num
bers will be given by local talent, and
Miss Melba Brownbridge will help to
entertain with a recitation. Rev. Mr.
Spriggs' subject for the evening is
"The Heart of the Community."
The football squad is beginning to
look like a sick cat. George Powell,
Cal Johnson and Byron Lieuallen, all
back-field men have, for several rea
sons, had to quite the team. About 30
men are coming out every afternoon on
the second team. Several stickers are
on the bench with sprained ankles and
wrists and strained backs. Manfried
Reinhardt who received a dislocated
hip is now able to navigate again with
the aid of crutches. He managed,' with
the assistance of one of the players, to
see the Franklin-Jefferson game.
The girls of the Dramatic Club have
arranged to-make the- arm-bands for
the -football squad. The .club -also has
been divided into three-sections. The
members of each will alternately serve
soup, sandwiches and -cake at the
school as a means of raising money.
Miss Grace Locke-- is acting as' Presi
dent in place of Clarence. Lewis who at
present Is not in-school.
A commltee composed. of -Miss 'Ham
merstrom. Miss Polsin.' Grace Locke,
Lois Tomlinson, Mora 'Williams, George
Gillard and Carl Prier was selected to
judge the freshmen tryout necessary to
all freshmen seeking - membership
After passing tho tryout they undergo
a rigid initiation. The first play is
scheduled for Saturday evening, No
vember 13. .
Friday evening a Ilolloween party
was given at the home of Miss Collier,
an instructor at Franklin. The Frank
lin Campfire Girls entertained their
boy friends. The party was strictly
in accord with Halloween. Ghosts glid
ed from dark corners and witches told
fortunes and made prophecies. -The
rooms were decorated -in Autumn
leaves and hung with jack-o-lanterns.
The most interesting part to the boys
was the windup which consisted of
apples and nuts, pumpkin pie, apple
cider ana aougnnuts.
Miss veva Elwell also entertained
friends, at her home Friday night in
honor of the patron eaint of Al
A cafeteria luncheon was given Oe
toer 22 by the domestic science girls
of Franklin. Nearly a hundred students
attended. During the luncheon six
girls demonstrated the making of
scones which were passed - around as
they came from the oven and quickly
A novel plan has been introduced by
one of the faculty in the Franklin de
partment of commerce. It is a weekly
stament of daily events that would be
out of date in the monthly paper. This
is called "The Balance Sheet." It is
editel by the st-Jdent staff and printed
by the department "press." which con
sists of the senior class in typewriting.
Miss Blackmar. instructor of domes
tic science at Franklin, is passing the
week-end in Eugene where she will at
tend the installation of the new chap
ter of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity at
the University of Oregon.
HOME, SOON TO BE GIYEN.
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Benson Polytechnic Girls
Tell Colors for Fall.
Sewing and TlrefmmaklnK Classe
Take I p Study of Interest to All
Frmlnlnr World Arts and Craft
Students Have Exhibit.
BY ETHEL. PHELPS.
THE school fashion students have
made their presence felt and black
and brown velvets have been decreed
the leading colors for Fall millinery.
The tasty "stick-ups" of ostrich feath
ers, met&l ornaments, fur and head
trimmings are used in the new hats.
For dresses, fashion gives a wide
choice to the girl who may have few or
many frocks. There are pretty styles
in the Empire and Princess designs,
which are especially good for the taf
fetas so popular for dances and par
ties this Fall.
The original touches of embroidery,
arrangements of buttons, cuffs and col
lars and combinations of materials to
make the garments more interesting
are the points which the sewing classes
The combinations of serge and taffeta,
for street dresses and made-over
dresses are used to great advantage
In the work of the first-term sewing
classes, the pupils are required to use
a large assortment of laces and inser
Through the courtesy of the stores
of the city an interesting collection of
samples of Cluny. German Val.t Piatt
Val.. hand-made Torchon, filet. Irish,
Armenian and Elyria has been made.
These have been mounted for the use
of the p-upil3 and are on display in
The arts and crafts classes have just
completed a collection of leather pieces.
Some of the pocketbooks and cardcases
are on display in the orfice of the
The senior class gave a Halloween
party Saturday night at the home of
Miss Alberta Clark has a display of
cushion lace in the office. Miss Clarke
has done this work at spare times.' She
reports that in one piece she used 72
The fourth-term English classes have
Just completed a study of "As You Like
It." They are now studying "The Lady
of the Lake."
Tho pupils of room 11 have found it
interesting to carry out the designs
which they made in the art class for
trimmings of beading and embroidery
for dresses wheh they are making.
Miss Ruth Hudson, of the June, 15.
class, is teaching in Clackamas County.
The gymnasium classes were glad to
see Miss ey back and able to" takt
charge of her classes after a short ill
On Wednesday afternoon Gus Moser,
of the Portland Chamber, of Commerce,
gave an interesting talk, on the Manu
facturers and Land Products Show.
Johns ' High
mHE girls of the Hiak Klatawa Club,
1 ' of James ' Johns High School, are
showing marked enthusiasm this term.
Last Friday 16 girls, accompanied by
two teachers, who are enthusiastic
walkers, left the school building for a
short hike to gather Oregon grape.
Their tramp took them along the
county road to the Columbia Slough,
Each hiker returned to the building
with her arms full of the greens. These
were later packed and sent to the Ore
gon building at the San Francisco Ex
Through the co-operation of the art
department much is being done to aid
the Dramatic-Society in presenting the
coming play. The art- classes are mak
ing progress in their study. These
classes have undertaken to provide
suitable posters and are to be compli
mented on their willingness in aiding
the A-ramatlc society.
The new plan of the domestic science
class has been met with an enthusiastic
reception from the James John stu
dents. The plan is to supply nutritious
and appetizing cafeteria lunches for
sum not to exceed lo cents every
weanesaay ior nve weeks. I'repara
tions will be made for 50 persons, bu
so far it has been necessary to provide
The James John football team Is In
the midst of what promises to be
successful season of football. So far
games have been won from the Gresham
High School and Yrom the Columbia
University Juniors, while one game
was lost to the Estarada High School
by two points. During the next four
week-ends the- team will play Mil
waukle, Kidgefleld. Vancouver and
Washcugal High Schools, closing the
season on November 20. The team uses
the forward pass to effect. Jower. a
Chinese boy. Is responsible for a skill-
tul dirctiny of the team from the
A Latin Club has sprung Into beinsr.
with a working: membership of 43. All
L"atin students, together with former
students who have had at least two
years work, are eligible to membership.
The organization is modeled after that
of the Roman State. The officials elect
ed are: Consuls, Russell- Meyer and
Lawrence Layton; praetor. Hazel Lin
guist; aediles. Frances Miller and Ruth
Edmunaon; quaestor. Delbert Day.
Meetings -will be held the second Satur
day of each month, and plans are now
formed for the tirst meeting, Novem
ber 13. Programmes, addresses and
social activities are Intended to stimu
late an interest in the language, and
the affairs of the early Romans.
The Honor Roll.
Charles H. Boyd, Principal.
Mimred V idmer
Ki w ia Nelson
C atherine Hoke
Beatrice Law ton
Ol pa Betlch
June G Herman
P. McDonald. Principal.
On a Williamson
J&mes Carmack -Cecil
Ktlna May Root
.Mary ren Kycke.
A. E. Watson, Principal.
Hope How land
A. A. Campbell. Principal.
V lctor Mltscotf
i red Burelbach
V. Downs. Principal.
ii.a wara uroaco
Blanche E. Delury, principal
Couch Has Spelling Test.
The spelling test of 20 words, sent
out by Superintendent Alderman, was
given to 422 pupils of the Coucn bchool
from 4 A to SB, inclusive. 'J. Be follow
ing were perfect
Gladys Van Sickle
Maud Van Sickle
A and It E
PeraJ C. Thomas
James Van Schuyber
Lydia W. Nieml
Eflward Matlsnd .
Creston School Notes.
An illustrated lecture on Hawaii will
be given in the Clinton Kelly Metho
dist Church Friday evening. November
5. at 7:30 P. M. Several Hawaiian song
will be given, also. The lecture Is un
der the auspices of the Creston Parent
Teacher Association and for the bene
it ol.tbe school.
Washington Students Proud
of October "Lens."
iphoot Publication Shown Ability.
Halloween Party la Bljc Saereas.
('at of School l.ancheona SttidleoT
ay Chamber of Commerce ticsi
rral .tm for Students.
BV GERTRUDE MAT.
THE October issue of the Lens came
out on Friday. October 22. and the
general opinion is it is a good number.
The number was entitled "School Spir
it." and many students heretofore un
heard of in connection with the Lens
showed their school spirit by contrib
uting some good material.
The cover design, by Dorothy Pierce,
is unique and appropriate. The pic
tures and cuts are decidedly good, al
though Editor Frohn declared they are
to be better next month.
The Lens staff has shown splendid
work this year, but it is what was
Last Tuesday the Rostrum gave a.
Halloween party in room 37 and the
affair certainly was a success. The
room was decorated with Halloween
effects, the color scheme being black,
and orange. Old-fashioned games, such,
as apple bobbing, were the chief fea
tures of the afternoon. Refreshments,
consisting of pumpkin pie. apples and
the witches' brew, commonly known as
lemonade, were served. The "brew"
was served in beakers and relished
through test tubes.
Those responsible for the enjovable
afternoon were Charles Strube, Bruce
Schminky. Russell Pearon, Marie Hall
and Antonia Liest.
Surely there is nothins- slow ahmit
the class of June, '16, for already plans
are being made for the production of
tne class play. Mr. Orput. who will
probably coach the play, is strongly
in tavor- of Shakespeare's "Mid Sum
mer Night's Dream." A committee is
to be appointed to confer with Mr. Or
put. however, before any decision is
The pin that has been' f-hrwnn ;
be in the form of a W. set with pearls.
""-"'"'S w tne members or the class,
it Is to be the most nrieinal nln
at Washington for some time.
it lias been suggested (bat th inn.
16. classes of the three hiirh cehnil
of the city unite in givinsr ja. nni-tv
some time soon. A committee, with
Virginia Mitchell as chairman, has been
appointed to take up negotiations for
On Thursday mornino- ih.
enjoyed a talk by Phil Bates, of the
Chamber of Commerce and publisher
or the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Bates'
visit to the school was for the purpose
? lnvi'inS the students to attend the
Land Show on Saturday. He asked
them to attend individually or collec
tively, preferably the latter, and as
"" that they would be ad
mitted for 10 cents.
Ahe f ebruarv 'ig ri... i .. ,
. . , . . 1. ii vn tx l last
decided on Its class nlav nj ..ii.
the production is not entirely new to
theatergoers, it is one that everyone
wants to see or se noin
The pla.V is "Stun Thl.f" .
The class hopes to present it early in
December. The production calls for
a b g and varied cast, consequently the
aspiring actors and actresses will "have
an opportunity to display their abut-
A try-out for the arirln wb, -t-
dRy afternoon and while many of the
girls showed great ability. Coach
Orput made no definite selection A
icw or ine minor roles were decided
upon but as yet the lead is still un
filled. The Phrenos. girls' debating sn,.i.i,-
recently voted in the following new
members: Mablc Black. Frieda Breckle,
Thelma Fatland. Bernice Krouse Dor
othy Lowry, Ida Kichenbach. Elaine
Oberg, Gwendolyn Stevens. Doris San
telle, Marjory Hill. Irene Reynolds. Ks-
tner reterson and Josephine Pease.
At the regular meeting all the new
members had to do impromptu stunts
and the stunts were clever as well as
The most exciting rally ever held in
Washington High School took place
Wednesday noon, prior to the Lincoln
Washington game. The assemoly hall
was packed from pit to dome and the
yelling was certainly unrestrained.
Charles Wells, official yell leader, was
assisted by John Lee and Olin Lewis,
and the yells went off with a vim.
The rally was almost broken up by
the dignified entrance of the "Wash
ington Rooter," who was no less than
an adorable brown pig, clothed in
Washington colors. It is understood
that Harry Brubaker is responsible
for the clever idea.
The Lincoln-Washington game on
Wednesday of last week was a. big
school affair. Although Lincoln made
the statement that on the aforsaid
day "Washington would look like a
block of the Sahara Desert in New
York City on election day," she will
have to take it back, for the opinion
t v asnington afterwards was that
Washington had the bigger represen
tation. Practically every student and
teacher in Washington attended the
game and supported the team.
Although Washington lost by a S-3
score, she is proud of her team's work,
The industrial bureau of the Cham
ber of Commerce has shown up to
good advantage during the past week.
Eldred Pearce, vice-president of the
bureau, has been engaged in compil
ing statistics on the amount of money
spent by the individual students for
lunches. Mr. Pearce is endeavoring
to find means whereby the students
can have a desirable place to eat,
either a school restaurant or one with
in easy access of the school..
The development bureau,- under su
pervision of Harry Clair, is making a
canvass of the Washington district to
find how many pupils of high school
age are out of school.
It is hoped that the enrollment will
be so large in the course of a year
or to that demands for a new build
ing can be made.
On 'Tuesday morning Don Orput,
history teacher, departed from his dig
nified station as teacher and talked
as student to student on the subject
ot school spirit. At the close of his
talk he assisted Yell Leader Charles
Wells in leading some of the yells.
The Eukrineon Debating Society de
cided, at its regular meeting held Fri
day night, to begin publication ef a
small paper. Principal Herdman gave
his consent to the venture. It was de
cided to name the proposed paper the
Hamontlum. and to issue the first num
ber in time for the next meeting of the
society, to whose membership the cir
culation will be confined.
An impromptu debate was held on the
subject: "Resolved, That the Ford is
more of a pest than the mosquito." The
affirmative was taken by Charles Wells
and Russell Pearson, and the negative
by Nelson Clark and George. La. Roche.
Brief speeches were made by all the
The telephones of New "York. St the layt
enumeration, totaled r.2ti.3ni. or nearly ttt
for each lou Inhabitants. Chicago has fewer
phones, but mora per capita.