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THE " SUNDAY" OltEGOXIAN. ' PORTLAXD', JAXTTAHY 7, 1917.
SCHOOL STUDENTS RUSH IN ON LAST LAP OF FIRST SEMESTER
Hours Away From Books Are Put In on Social and Quasi-Academic Pursuits and in Research, Thus Making School Days Interesting.
Jefferson Parents Frolic
Good Times' Party In Big Success.
Alumni Member Organize Kc
krariala for "Mice and Men" Sti.rt.
February Seniors to Have Class
BY CURTIS M'KINNEY.
THE Jefferson High School "first
termers" and their parents frol
icked in a good times party in the
school gymnasium last Friday night.
The affair was well attended. The
freshmen and their parents played old
time games and danced. This Is the
first time in the history of the school
that such a party has been held and it
shows that the classes possess the real
"Jefferson spirit." The success and
the originality of this affair is due. to
a large extent, to Earl Hughes, who
was in charge. The parents who en
Joyed the entertainment were. Mrs. B.
C. Hughes, Theodore Rothschild. Mrs.
Miller, Mrs. John H. Watson, Mrs. Hod
gins. Mrs. Gill,' Mr. Jacob, Mrs. C. K.
Burner, Mrs. G. A. Westgage, Mrs.
Wells. Mrs. A. S. Wilcox, Mrs. McDon
old. Miss Catherine Lind, W. L. Schmidt,
Mrs. M. D. Crian, Mrs. O'Malley. Mr.
and Mrs. Irwin. Mrs. W. Terry, Mrs.
Hall. Mrs. S. P. Kenin, Mrs. Baker, Mrs.
Wright, Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mrs.
Raymond Bacon. Mr. Woodward. Mrs.
Nichols, Mrs. Hill and Mn. and Mrs.
A large number of the alumni have
neen back during the week. During the
holidays these old members got togeth
er and organized an Alumni Associa
tion. E. Kendal Young was elected
president and Verna Barker was chosen
vice-president. They hope to hold a
meeting at least once a year.
The February. '17, class will hold its
class day cn Wednesday of this week.
The place of entertainment will be the
Rose City Club house. The students
will be excused from school all day.
Flavius West is chairman.
The class issue of the Spectrum of the
February class went to press last
The June, "17. class has decided upon
"Mice and Men" as their class play.
Try-outs have been held by the coach.
Miss Xina Greathouse. They have been
alloted as follows: Joe Trobridge.
Lowell; Lois White, Peggy; Halefred
Young. Count; Richard Martin, Em
bury; Walter Reonicke, Goodlake;
Helen Houghton, Mistress Deborah:
Andrius Albreight. The Beetle; Mar
garet Mahoney, Mrs. Joann Goodlake,
and Marie Marshall, Matron. The lead
ing parts will be taken by Lois White
and Richard Martin. Cecil Dunn was
chosen to handle the business detail
of the play. Ross Anderson was elected
stage manager and Charles Webber
was chosen advertising manager.
The June class has also begun early
on arrangements for- its class issue.
They have elected Ruth Shallenger ed
itor and George Beggs business man
ager. The June class will hold a candy sale
on Wednesday of this week.
The Technical Club will hold its an
nual high jinks on January 12. Fred
Appelgren has charge.
The system of final examinations has
had a complete revision at Jefferson.
The last week of the term will no
longer be set aside for examinations.
Instead they will be held on the Fri
days of the several final weeks. The
first was held last Friday. The pur
pose is to eliminate the dreaded week
during which the teachers are over
burdened with examination papers,
Hopkin Jenkins also wishes to make
the final examination of more import
tance, so next term there will be no
During the holidays the June, '16,
class held its annual get-together party
In the school gymnasium. This is
new idea among the graduating classes.
The evening was passed in playing
games and in relating tales of experi
ences. The W. C. C. club recently enter
tained a number of their friends at i
dance. Those present were Gladys
Hollingsworth. Helen Catton, Jo Con
nors, Mildred Catton. Mildred Hudson,
Margaret Studer, Florence Dawson
Madeline Slotbloom. Bee Brooks. Phyl
lis Bush. Dorothea Viers, Adelaid Bold
enweck, Olive Stark, Euphemia Rochet,
Jean Amesbury, Lillian Hodgins, Lou
ise Watson. Loyd Carter, Wilbur Carl,
Flavius West. Loyd Miller, Kenneth
Hastings, Steve Wilcox, Ferris Bagley,
Hobart Cunningham. Fred Connors,
Curtis McKinney, Count Boldenweck,
Walter Rhoenicke. Ralph Trayer, Fay
Ricketts. Carl Applegren, Harlan
Stansbury. Ulysses Giesy and Gus
The Kaemnhl club recently enter
tained the sixth, seventh, eighth and
alumni members of the Technical club.
The Bovs' Debating Society will hold
Its annual banquet during the week's
vacation between the two terms. The
affair will be a "stag party" and is in
charge of William Bolger and Herbert
SwftL At the last meeting ot too
Pt Deltas Ferris Bagley, of the alumni,
-was back and spoke to the cluD.
A series of debates Is being held
mn-no- 2 hn.vs of the school. The pur
pose is to train them In debating and
. to pick out the eight best, who will
trlvn a debate before the school next
term. The question they are debating
f. "Resolved. That Oregon snouia
adopt a system of compulsory military
training of not less than two hours a
week, in all high scnoois naving an en
rollment of not less than 2o boys.
High School of Commerce.
BY FRANK BARTHOLOMEW.
THE following announcement will be
of interest to grammar school
graduates who are planning on enter.
lng uommirce next term:
With the beginning of the Spring
term two entirely new courses will b
added to the curriculum, making a total
of four separate courses taught In this.
the largest commercial school In th
West. These courses will be book
keeping and accountancy, stenography,
salesmanship and college preparatory.
A new extra subject, commercial art
(cartooning and designing), will be of
fered, and may be taken up by students
of anv of the four courses.
In general, the subjects offered here
are English, German, Spanish, mathe
matics, penmanship, bookkeeping, type
writing, shorthand, science, art, eco
nomics. commercial geography, com
mercial law, civics, physics, applied
chemistry, advertising, office knowl
edge, business organization, economic
history, gymnastics and swimming.
IT. N. Haroun announces the follow
lng as the winners in the last type
John Johnson, 41 words per minute;
Bertha Goldstone, 46
ute; Ruth Bottler, 37
words per min
words per min-
Mr. Johnson and Miss Goldstone re
ceive a certificate; Miss Bottler a pen
nant. Eighty new seats have been installed
in the auditorium.
The following boys have turned out
for basketball, and it is from them that
Commerce's team will be made up:
Charack, Margulis, Pander, Belch,
Trautmann, Rogaway, Mills, Zalkurtz.
Meyer, Bradley and Taylor. These are
the fellows who responded to the first
call, and more are turning out all the
The school is handicapped by lack of
a gym, but this has in no way damp
ened the enthusiasm of thep layers.
Manager Pruss has secured the old
Neighborhood House gymnasium, at
First and Hall streets, for use In the
The ceiling of the school gymnasium
at Commerce is too low for basketball.
The treasurer's report shows that
the June class realized a goodly profit
from the Commerce Pops, eheld just be
fore Christmas. The tickets were 15
cents each and approximately $22 was
Professor Johns, of the Oregon Ag
ricultural College, visited Miss Craw
ford's shorthand classes Tuesday.
A brand-new set of showers has been
installed at Commerce.
John Johnson delivered an interest
ing report on Jack London's "The Peo
ple of the Abyss" before the economics
class during the sixth period Wednes
The English-6 class, under Miss
Baker, listened to an" interesting de
bate on the Adamson railroad law last
Wednesday. August Belch and John
Johnson upheld the affirmative and
Robert Barger and Lester Kassebaum
Principal Sproul has appointed a
ommittee of three of the Commerce
oys to take the big silver cup which
Commerce received in the Food Show
ontest and formally present it to the
Benson Polytechnic School next Mon-
ay. All the high schools of Portland
claimed this cup and Commerce won it
the draw. Later statistics were
resented which showed that Benson
really had the best claim to it. so the
tudents of Commerce voluntarily and
nanimously voted it to the former
The committee consists of August
Beich, president of the Athletic As
sociation; Thomas Sinnott, spokesman
for the Commerce Commune, and
Frank Bartholomew, who won the cup.
when the representatives of the dif
ferent schools drew lots for it.
At the regular meeting of the Modos
last Wednesday the faculty was rep
resented by Mr. Allen and Miss Rankin,
each of whom gave a short speech.
conmmending the society on its high
scholastic average, 90 per cent.
An impromptu programme was given
by some of the students, the purpose
eing to give practice in impromptu
speech-making and debating.
Alvln Stalsberg was elected editor
for the society.
Plans are being made for a party
to be given in honor of the graduating
members of the society. This will be
eld in the school hall, unless some
rivate home is secured.
The meeting was concluded by the
regular business of the society.
The combined Spanish classes are
planning to give a party at the home
of Neville Haight on the evening of
Benson Polytechnic Girls.
BY BLANCHE O'NEILL.
MONG the teachers who spent their
vacation out of the city were:
Miss MacDonald, who visited her
brother and family at Napavine, Wash.;
Miss Wey, who went to San Francisco;
Mrs. Page, who, with "Mr. Page, was
entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Ponsler at McMinnville; Miss Milam,
who went to Corvallis; Miss Schmit,
who visited in the country for a few
days, then returned for the teachers'
Institute; Miss Sprague, who visited
her home in Corvallis; Miss McClana
han, who spent her vacation in West
ern Colorado, and Miss Crawford spent
the week at her home in The Dalles.
The cases and cupboards In the of
fice are now nearly empty, owing to
the fact that the collars, doilies, waists
and many other articles which were
there on display were all Christmas
gifts and have been sent to their va
The first-term girls in cooking are
now beginning lessons on yeast breads.
Miss Riley's second-term classes are
still working on low-cost luncheons
On Thursday luncheons were served
by Rosa Spahn and Vera Drew, and by
Ruby Love and Frances Parker.
On Friday before Christmas, at the
noon hour. Mrs. Clintons first-term
English classes had a Christmas lunch
party. The room was decorated with
holly and Oregon grape and a luncheon
of Christmas goodies was eaten amid
much merriment. An "adjective pie
formed the dessert.
Sara Hadley, the well-known lace
specialist, of New York, recently had a
waist made in the third-term sewing
class. It was made of white voile,
trimmed with several yards of real
cluny lace, with wisteria-colored but
tons and velvet loops.
In the evening classes of domestic
science the new seven-weeks' course
in .the preparation and selection of
meats and fish will begin January la.
This course will also Include the mak
ing of croquettes, fritters and" egg
dishes and the economical use of "left
overs." It will be followed by a seven
weeks' course in cake and pastry
The girls In the dressmaking and
millinery classes are making use of the
collection o old Japanese prints this
week in the art room. Many pieasin;
color schemes for dresses and Sprin
hats are being copied from the prints.
This collection was made by Miss
Tingle while she was in Japan.
Hokusal Is represented by an ex
quisite print of a figure in the familiar
blue, green and old orange which
characterizes also the landscape work
by which he is better known.
A beautiful tryptich showing a Jap
anese garden tth a recent fall of snow
is by Hiroshigi, though the figures in
the foreground were made by another
hand. There are also several prints
of "Tokaido series" by Hiroshigi.
Other prints shown were by Kuni
yasu, Kunlsada. Toyo-Kuni and Toyo
Haru. There were also fine examples ol
On Wednesday morning Miss Tingle
gave a very Interesting talk on her ex
periences In making the collection, and
of Impressions of Japanese art gained
through contact with the Japanese
A joint meeting of the third-term
boys and girls will be held on Mon
day, January 17. They will vote on
clasa officers for-next term. . .
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DOMESTIC SCIENCE CLASS OP BEJiSOX POI,YTECHSIIC SCHOOL FOR GIRLS RECEIVING INSTRVCTIOX IJT
THE SELECTION OF MEATS. DEMONSTRATION INTENDED TO HELP THEM SOLVE HIGH COST OP" LIVING.
Northwest Triangle Debate
to Be Held March 30.
Lincoln Coacb Confers Witli Rep
resentatives of -Spokane and Walla
Walla School Rehearsals for
Latin Play Begin Philolexians
Give Formal Party.
BY MARGARET DUNIWAY.
L. KOEHN, the debate coach of
the Lincoln High School, held ,a
conference with Mr. Bradford, the de
bate coach of the North Central High
School of Spokane during the holidays.
They made final arrangements for the
triangular debate, in which the North
Central High School, the Walla Walla
High School and the Lincoln High
School will take part on March 30.
The rehearsals for the Latin play
"The Captives" are held every Monday
and Wednesday afternoon after school.
The play will be given the second week
In March. The cast is as follows: He
gio, Millard Rosenblatt: Philocrates,
Kathryn Donald: Philopoleraus, Mary
Gill; Tyndarus, Ruth Ferguson; Erga
sllus, William Hawkins; Arlstophontes,
Jacob Holzman; Stalagmus, Robert
The Philolexians gave their formal
party Saturday evening at the home of
Frances Habersham, 815 Irving street.
The affair was a "Twelfth Night" party
The committees which were in charge
of tha party are as follows: Entertain
ment, Alice Hester (chairman), Edith
Strowbridge, Frances HaDersnam; re
freshments, Elsa Armstrong (chair,
man), Elsa Isensee, Florence Boyrle.
The patronesses and patrons were
Miss Wold, Miss Downs, Miss Griebei,
Miss Hay ward. Mrs. McKinlay. Mr. Har
lan, Mr. Koehn and Mr. Schwartztrau
Those present were: Ellen Anderson,
Elsa Armstrong. Eva Beekman, Helen
Ballard. Selena Barnell. Henrietta Het
tinger, Leota Burt Esther Bod man
Florence Boyrie. Mary Bullock, Evelyn
Capell, Belle Contryman, Mignonette
Dolph, Kathryn Donald, Margaret Dun
iway, Frances Habersham. Alice Hes
ter, Elsa Isensee. Myrtle Jacobsen. Lu
zelle Kearney, Marjorie Kellog, Fran
ces Kenny, Elizabeth Kessi, Frieda
Kriekesky, Helen Lamar, Fanny Melis,
Helen Moreland, Lucille Murton, Mary
Nicol, Mildred Nicoi, Elsie Pigney, Mar
garet Pigney, Margaret Ray.- Dorothy
Reed, Marjorie Schoeneck, Helen Stew
art, Marjorie Thompson, Will Kessi
George Cowne. Sanford Anderson, Na
than Twining. Philip McCarty. Harry
Seltzer Donald Morse. Benjamin Schu
macher, Raymond Hagamus. Hazzard
Bullock. Jackson Capell. Glenn Camp
bell, Russel Colwell, Ira Berkey, Verner
Ruedy, Walter Fimmel, Herbert Gun
ther, Donald Harris, Ralph Strong,
Ralph Holzman. Max Simons, Ralph
Knudsen, Martin Sichel. Heber More-
land, Sherman Rees, -John Chalmers.
Ernest Haycox. Albert Weller, Tom
Foley. Harry C. C. Stevens, Ralph
Spearow, Clarence Hubbard.
Qeorge Jones gave a very interesting
and instructive talk on "Coast Defense"
at the meeting of the Adelphians
One of the big debates of the term.
on the question "Resolved, That the
Monroe Doctrine should be abandoned,"
11 be given in about a month. The
affirmative will be upheld by Harry
Left to Rlht. Helen Woodcock Vice-
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Westerman and Emerson Duncan, and
the negative by Dorothy Corbett and
The Washelll Campftre Girls held a
ceremonial meeting Friday afternoon
at the home of Miss Schneider, the
guardian, at 260 Hamilton avenue. A
large number of the girls were Initi
ated as wood gatherers.
At the meeting of the Philolexians
Thursday the following programme was
given: "Current Event," by Myrtle Ja
cobsen: "Life of Millet," by Lorrajne
Hinsort: interpretation of his "The Man
With the Hoe." by Helen Van Houten.
The Hakanakie Campfire Girls held
a ceremonial meeting Friday afternoon
at the home of Elizabeth Tilison. Nina
Jones, a new member, was initiated.
Honors were awarded to the girls. Each
one told of the kind deeds she had
done. The rest of the afternoon was
passed in dancing.
The Tolos, ' Adelphians. Tri-ls and
Philos had their pictures taken for the
February .17 class Cardinal .Tuesday
afternoon. Thursday afternoon the
regular Cardinal staff, the orchestra
and the two glee clubs had their pic
tures taken. All the pictures were
taken, by the Peasleys.
At the meeting of the Tologeons
Thursday Mr. Newlin, of the faculty,
gave an interesting talk on "Contem
porary Literature and O. Henry." Mr.
Newlin is planning to give a series of
talks on contemporary writers to the
society. Mr. -Gear hart gave an account
of 4iis personal experiences In the
Philippines. - He answered whatever
questions the members of the society
wished to ask concerning the Philip
A successful pencil sal was held by
the February '17 class Thursday and
Friday. The pencils were yellow and
were tied with small bows of wisteria-colored
ribbon, thus carrying out
the class colors. The money made
from the sale will be put into the
scholarship fund, which will be used to
send one of the members of the class
The cast for the June '17 class play.
"Our American Cousin," has not been
definitely decided upon. Several
changes had to be made in the cast as
it was first made out.
The Lincoln pennant which was
awarded to the room which sold th
greatest number of tickets for the
February '17 class play, "A Doctor in
Spite of HimseLf." was given to room
214. Marie Canil was the girl who
was awarded the 3 merchandise order
for selling the most tickets. The name
of the boy who sold the most tickets
will be announced this week.
The Adelphians gave a party Satur
day evening at the home of Dorothy
Corbett. The diversions of the even
ing were games and dancing. The
committee in charge of the party con
sisted of Lucille Resing (chairman)
Mary Holmes and Bessie Walch.
Roll of Honor.
J. W. -MacCormac, Prtnclpat.
OF THE "ZETAS AT JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL.
presidents Jean Amesbury, President!
Secretary, and Miriam - YomcU, Kdlttwr.
Agassiz Club of James John
tq Be Hosts for Pupils.
Schools on Peninsula to Be Enter
tained Tuesda - Second Vocabu
lary Contest Set for Saturday
MRtat, January 13 Social Notes
BY LOLA MURPHY.
AFTER a very enjoyable Christmas
vacation the James John stu
dents returned to school Tuesday ready
for work of the new year. The skat
ing party of the Friday evening before
vacation was a decided success. This
was managed by William Schroeder,
and the last one of the semester.
The triple quartet was delightfully
entertained by Miss Theodora Bushnell
at her home Thursday, December 28.
The time was spent in singing and the
playing of entertaining games, after
which delicious . refreshments were
A fine lot of new equipment has
been added in the domestic science de
partment. This is an Interesting item
both to the domestic science students
an t others, as this means that a larger
number of people can be served at the
cafeteria. The domestic science de
partment, by the addition of ice cream
freezers, will be able to make all the
ice crram used for school affairs.
An enjoyable meeting of the James
John alumni was held Saturday. De
cember 30, at the high school. All en
Joyed the renewing of old acquaint
ances and talking over old times.
m m m
Lawrence Lay ton and Drott Larsen,
of Reed College, visited James John
before the holidays. They gave Inter
esting talks to the seventh-term Eng
lish class, giving their opinions and
observations concerning college life
On Tuesday. January 2. Minnie Nolen.
who is attending Monmouth, spoke to
the English seventh class about the
work there. These talks were very
Instructive as well as entertaining, be
cause the college students explained
the work required and also the enjoy
ment afforded them there.
The Agassiz Club will be hosts at
the High School for the graduating
classes of the Peninsula. Portsmouth.
Central and Linnton grammar schools
next Tuesday. There will be a series
of scientific demonstrations with the
idea of welcoming the pupils who will
enter James John.
Next Wednesday Francis D. Curtis
will give a series of demonstrations to
the domestic art classes on the adulter
ation of fiber, giving practical tests to
determine whether cloth Is what It is
said to be.
A large number of Kyak Klatawa
members were delightfully entertained
at the home of Alice GrlsU-ap. After
a short business meeting. Interesting
games were played. Dainty refresh
ments were served, after which the
members left for their homes.
A basketball jFame was played be
tween the James John boys and the
alumni which resulted in a victory for
the latter, the score being 27 to 12.
Those playing on the High School team
were Wesley Wrinkle, guard: William
Schroeder, forward ; 'John Wulf, center;
Russell Meyer, forward; Charles Krey
er. guard: Charles Speckman. guard:
Clarence Toole, guard; Max Sterns,
forward: Delbert Day, guard.
The alumni playing were: Theodore
Helen Cotton, Treasurer Harriet Uncle.
Bugbee, forward; Eugene Hiatt. cen-
ter: Basil Smith. forward: Clarence
Krueger. guard; Cecil Magone, guard;
Drott Larsen, forward; Frank Bugbee,
Four girls have been added to the
double quartet, thus forming the de-1
sired triple quartet. Those belonging
are: Francis Miller, Hazel Linquist,
Marie Marcy, first sopranos: Ruth Lay
ton, Susie Lindley, Mary Boschero, sec
ond soprano; Esther Fitterer. Jennie
MacNiven. Dorothy Schafer, first alto;
Agnes Vincent. Elsie Jones, Gwladys
Keeny, second alto.
A short business meeting of the Girls'
Literary Club was held Thursday at
2:30 in room 2.
Trio second vocabulary contest will
be held Saturday evening. January 13,
at a regular meeting of the Sodalitas
Latina Club. The preliminary contest
will be held in the different classes on
January 8. The winners will compete
In the final contest.
The faculty reception to the students
was announced for Friday night. Jan
uary 5. at the High School.
Franklin High School.
BY WYL1E DO RAN.
THERE were 28 boys at the Philogo
ntan meeting Thursday afternoon.
making Jt one of the best meetings of
the semester. A debate was held, the
subject being "Municipal Ownership of
Public Utilities." Philip Strack spoke
for the affirmative and Clark Schoboe
for the negative. Strack won the de
cision. Several interesting and tech
nical points In parliamentary law were
brought up in the business meeting.
Philip Strack and Clark Schoboe will
again oppose each other on the sub
ject of the debate with the Goggles
Robin Reed and Raymond Powell will
act as associates. The following new
committees were appointed: Pro
gramme. Edwin Rathburn. chairman
Teddy Wetherley. Membership. Fred
Jones, chairman; Walter Keller.
Mne new members were taken into
the club. Clark Schoboe wa elected to
take part of the advertising of the
Tuesday night there will be a meet
lng of the Parent-Teacher Association
which will be open only to adults. Mr.
Walsh, of the musical department, will
give a talk on the care of the voice.
Deputy District Attorney Robison will
speak on "The Moral Welfare of Our
Boys and Girls." A general discussion
on this question will be held after the
talk. Mrs. Belle V. Ober will give
Mrs. Ward, the school's secretary, is
home from the hospital. Her health Is
greatly improved and she expects to
be in school next semester.
Mr. Gelsler. who taught in Franklin
the first term, is now acting as United
States Consul In Cologne. Germany, for
The girls' basketball team is out for
practice and the prospects for a win
ning team are exceedingly bright. Bar
bara Kolkna, who played on the La
fayette. Ind.. High School team, which
won the state championship, is show
ing up very well. Edith Davis is an
other one of the new players who is
doing some all-around good work.
A surprise party was given Friday
night In honor of Vera Prudhomme.
Refreshments were served and dancing,
music and games furnished the amuse
ments. Those present were: Luella
Hausler, Ollle Benedict. Dorothy
Chausse. Ruth Hamilton, Hyacinth and
Gladys Westbrook, Lucille Peake, Con
stance Cole. Loie Jenkins, Mildred We
hoeffer. Floranna Hlckox. Marion and
Marguerite Wheeler. Edwin, Honey
Ray Hasllp, Roy Leoffern. Mclrvin
Fike. Roswell afid DeWitt Peake, Floyd
Hibbard. Fred Pickering. Lester
Whinn, Harris Morrow and Lucius
Naomi Cochran entertained several
Franklin students at her home Friday
evening. The house was prettily dec
orated for the occasion. Games and
dancing furnished the amusements and
refreshments were served. Those pres
ent were Mary Brugger. Ellen Karkeek.
Katherine McKensle, Mildred Zehrung.
Arthur McKensle, Henry Simmons.
Ralph Duston and Denny and Ted
The "Pep" Club
held its meeting
vAH the faculty were present on the
first day of school after the holidays.
Thaxter Daniels and Fred Pickering
are the newly-appointed members of
the staff. The Science Club held a
meeting Thursday afternoon." A short
business meeting was held and an in
teresting talk was given on the animal
life in the ocean.
New Books at the Library
T CANNOT Imagine a more dlsagree
I able way o( yulifylnB for the In
come tax," ua John Kendrlclc
Bangs. In quoting a well-known after-din-
n r p, aker In his new book. "From Pil
lar to Post Leaves From a Lecturer's Noli
Book." He describes In ancuiKhed detail
the suffering of the novice In "getting ueed
to It." who has permitted himself to be
lured from "the easy solitudes of silence
Into the uneasy limelight at after-dinner
oratory." to -be placed among the guests at
a revelrr In "the seats of the mlKhty and
miserable' "his nerves taut as a i string,
his knees quaking in the merciful seclusion
of the regions under the table."
Hating given his "promissory note for
twenty-five hundred personally Conducted
after-dinner ords." Mr. - Ban&s roinpan-s
his impulse to flee from such situations to
that of the Ylrslnla nt-gro ftho, when ad
vised to leave town or suffer extreme pen
alties for his misdeeds, replied, "oh. I'se
twine, an' gwtne so fur It'll cost nine dol
lars to send o postal card back."
In another chapter called "Getting the
Level." in w'.-ilch he describes his platform
experiences. Mr. Bangs admits "I should
Infinitely prefer the humiliation of seeing
a highborn lady falling asleep in an or
chestra, cnalr because of the bromidic qual
ity of my talk than be reminded of the
same by flying vegetable matter consigned
to me by some dissatisfied individual sit
ting up among the 'gods.' "
In relating his arly appearance at an
"author's ' reading." in which he found it
trying to be admitted Into a group of well
known writers whom he calls "five house
hold words" he mvf: "Instead of a burn
ing torch on the heights of Olympus. I felt
myself more of a possible cinder In the pub
lic eye." but he was forced to become the
"man who would dare the unrlareable. at
tempt the unattainable and if need be.
as the eloquent African preacher once said,
'onscrew the onarmtahle!'
Professor William Fielding Ogbum will
lecture in Library Hall on Monday evening.
January 8. on "The Races of Mankind a;id
Their Distribution." The lecture will be il
lustrated. On Wednesday evening. January 10. W. W.
Cotton, president of the Portland Council
of Boy Scouts, will deliver the last lecture
In the course on "Bov Scouts and Pcoutlntr."
His subject will be, "Community Betterment
and Boy Training." The lecture will be in
"World Movements and Their Causes
the Pulse of Nature." will be the subject
of an Illustrated lecture to be given In li
brary Hall on Thursday evening. January
11. by Professor Morgan.
The University of Oregon classes are meet
ing in the Library weekly In descriptive
geometery. graphic statics freehand draw
ing, drama, architectural J"lgTrs acd the
abort terz. .
Washington Seniors to Give
Class Play This Week.
Friday and Saturday MKtat Set for
Productions of "Merely .Mary Ann-
Principal Hrrdman studies Two
Session System Letter Men Dance
In Gym" Class Day Chairman Is
BY EUGENE KELTY.
THE long-talked-of senior class play
is at hand and all prospects tend
to strengthen the hope of the Febru
ary, '17-ers, that It will be one of the
best in the history of the school. The
play, "Merely Mary Ann," Is a very In
teresting comedy. The tickets are on
sale now at the school, selling at 25
and 35 cents. The character of O'Gor-
man as portrayed by "Spud" Norman
din is exceedingly funny, and all of
the other members of the cast take
their parts as well. Don T. Orput. the
coach of the play, is well satisfied
with the results of his work. The
play is to be given on next Friday and
Saturday nights in the Washington
Washington's basketball men are
getting the science of their game
down to a fine point, and the team will
make a good showing in the lnter
scholastic games. The first game will
be played with Franklin Hish and will
in all probability be a good one. as
both of the teams are reputed to be in
good trim for the contest. Washing
ton's team will be for the most part
composed of new men. but a few of
last year's veterans and "subs" are
back. The Franklin versus Washing
ton game will be on January 16.
Principal H. H. Herdman spent the
week in California at the request of
Superintendent Alderman, studying the
two-session system in effect there. In
this system only half of the students
attend school in the morning, while
the other half attend in the afternoon.
The system causes. It is argueS by its
advocates, a great saving in the num
ber of buildings necessary for a city's
school system. Mr. Herdman will be
back this week. He had spent the
Christmas holidays in California upon
taking up the detail given him by Su
The letter-men dance was held on
the Friday after Christmas in the
gymnasium. Professors W. L. Fenster
macher and V. D. Earl were both there
and enjoyed it as much as any of the
boys. Many of the old-time letter-men
were back for this affair. The letter
men's dance is an annual affair.
The third issue of the Lens is out
and is fully as good as the issues
which have preceded it. The cover de-.
sign is unique, having a picture of
Portland for a background with a
photo of Washington High looming up
In the center. This edition is the last
that the regular staff for the term will
have to print, as the next issue is the
class Lens with, a specially appointed
staff. The regulars are willing to take
vacation, and the seniors are taking
Now that the regular examinations
are over those wno were unauie to
take them will take the specials. They
begin tomorrow and will come in the
regular order of examinations.
The students were surprised and
pleased this week at the good work of
the orchestra which has helped to
make the school singing a sucess. The
orchestra consisted of seven pieces, a
piano, a drum, a cornet, three violins
and a clarinet. W. H. Boyer was pres
ent as usual to lead the songs, and
though the stage did not look quite
natural without Mr. Herdman on it,
his place was abl? filed by Professor
W. D. Fenstermacher.
The committee to arrange for the
senior class day has been chosen.
Muriel Mc-Kinley is cliairnian. while
the other members of the committee
are Kdythe Flora. Beryl Vinson. Sber
rell Kwtn and Dewey Gearin. The
senior class day is one of the big days
in the history of every student and is
held by each during the term before
The Phrenodiken Debating Society
gave an Oregon programme Friday
afternoon and the occasion proved to
be highly enjoyable. The debate was
on the question: "Resolved. That Ore
gon should have a statewide highway
appropriation system like that of Cali
fornia." Other features of the pro
gramme were a. talk on "Current
Events." by Josephine Pease: a report
on "The Bridge of the Hods." by Edith
Robertson: a solo, "Arrah, Go on: I'm
Going Back to Oregon." by Elaine
Oberg; report on Oregon celebrities, by
Mable Black, and a piano solo by
Despite the rain, cold and all the
rest of the bad weather, the soccer
boys turn out regularly. Captain Pat
terson and Manager Nolan Hammersly
are both confident of the success of
the team, and both look forward to a
Now that the examinations are over
the students will settle down to regu
lar work and for three weeks will
work on their regular studies. At the
end of this time a test will be held to
see if the students understand their
work. All of the students who have
fallen too low In the examination will
now have a chance to redeem them
selves, and if they make a high
enough grade they will still be able to
Benson Polytechnic Boys.
BY RAYMOND HILL.
VOCATIONAL training has again
grasped the Benson students, who,
after the yuletlde vacation, returned
with a spirit, zeal and ambition to
master the many phases of various
work being taught. Every shop is en
gaged in turning out complicated and
delicate pieces of machinery.
Students of the night classes also
are trying to further their ability to
cope with the various situations that
arise in the business field of today.
Band practice tas held last Thursday
evening after school. Several difficult
selections are now being rehearsed by
Students of the chemistry classes
visited the paper mills at Oregon City
Saturday. Mis Maud Mattley. head of
the chemistry department, chaperoned
the excursion party.
The members of the senior class Are
now engaged with business matters
connected with the graduation exer
cises. Several graduates of "Tech" were
up the first of the week from college
to renew old acquaintances. Among
them were Gall Spain, now attending
Oregon Agricultural College, and Clay
ton Baldwin, a student of the school of
architecture at University of Oregon.
Several of the senior class boys are to
enter Coast colleges next September,
while Eastern schools will find several
present when the September roll is