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THE SUNDAY OI&EGOXIAX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 18, 1017.
PUBLIC SCHOOL NEWS FROM FOUR CORNERS OF PORTLAND
: , ' Election for Classes and Societies Are Held Girls' League Plans Active Campaign Intellectual Effort Not Confined to Classes.
Cast Chosen and Rehearsals
Start for Lincoln Play.
Art Clause Blake Posters Advertis
ing Teachers' Colonial Ball Fri
day Night First Termers Recep
tion Will Be March 8 or Sooial
IS errs of School.
BT MARGARET DUNIWAY..
THE first real rehearsal of tho June,
'17 class play, "Our American Cous
in," was held Monday afternoon in the
school auditorium. Rehearsals are held
now every Monday and Friday after
noon and every Saturday morning. "Our
American Cousin" is the play which was
being presented, in Ford's Theater the
night Lincoln was assassinated For
that reason the anniversary of the as
sassination, April 14, has been chosen
for the date on which the play is to be
Following is the cast as it is now ar
ranged: Lord Dundreary, Carlos Laut;
Asa Trenchard, Harry C. C. Stevens;
Sir Edward Trenchard, E. John Chal
mers; Captain De Boots, Jerome Solo
mon; Harry Vernon, Raymond Will
Jams; Abel Murcott, Howard McGowan;
air. Coyle. Ira Berkey; Mr. Buddicombe,
Ralph Strong; Mr. Binny, James Hamil
ton: John Wlekens. Carter Magruder;
iMrs. Moutcheeslngton. Gertrude Ro
iBumny; Florence Trenchard, Elizabeth
Kessi; Mary, Katherine Kerr; Augusta,
Marian Spoeri; Georgina, Margaret
Kubli: Sharpe, Ivy Glickman; Skillet,
Several of the members of Miss Mulr
don's art class have made posters to
advertise the colonial entertainment
which is to be given by the Grade
Teachers' Association at the Multnomah
Motel, February 22. The. posters are
ell unique and are done in the purely
Seven of the posters were placed on
exhibition in the school library Tues
day. They were done by Chester Cobb,
Raymond Daley, Eldred Malloy, Ernest
Fong, Earl Larrimore and Ira Rout
ledge. Ernest Fong had two posters on
Wednesday the posters were taken
from the school to be used in advertis
ing the entertainment.
The June, '17, class held a. lively
meeting Monday afternoon. The fea
ture of the meeting was the election of
business manager of the class play.
Philip McCarty was elected.
The Philolexlans this term are study
ing sculpture. At the meeting of the
society Thursday Mary Nicol gave a
talk on "Egyptian Sculpture." The
subject of the "Sculpture of Assyria and
Babylonia" was discussed by Mignon
ette Dolph. Dorothy Ray gave a talk
on a current event of last week.
The reception for the first term stu
dents, which Miss Mills is now plan
ning, will be held in the school gym
nasium probably March 8 or 9. A
meeting of the teachers, who have first
term pupils, will be held this week to
discuss plans for the reception.
The girls of the Laurel Club were the
guests of Miss Northrup, their critic, at
e. luncheon Saturday afternoon at her
home on Portland Heights. Those pres
ent were: Miss Northrup, Ruby Lld
dell, Catherine Nugelbaurer, Celia Isen
rtein, Agnes Kchulz, Eva Schulz. Jean
McDaniels, Helen Borscb, Margaret
The Washelli Campfire Girls .gave a
Valentine party Saturday afternoon,
February 10. at tho home of Miss
fichneider. the guardian, 260 Hamilton
avenue. Various Valentine games were
the diversions of the afternoon. Tho'se
present were Olga Proska, Elsie Plgney,
Kmlly Veazie. Harriet Veazie, Elizabeth
Steffenson. Jean Wolff, Margaret Al
bert, Pearl Ritter, Margaret McGowan,
Alice Thomas, Ruth Stevenson, Edith
Mozorosky, Fayette Urquart.
At the meeting of the Adelphlans
Thursday the following programme was
riven: "Life "of Tagore," by Marie
Canel; discussion of his short stories
end poems, by Dorothy Sheibley; inter
pretation of Tagore'B play, "The Port
man." by Gladys Blaine.
The Hakanakie Campfire Girls held a
business meeting Friday afternoon in
room G. of the Central Library. The
following programme was given: "In.
dian Legends," by Eva Kidd; flve-mln.
ute talk on "First Aid," by Lelah Stone
"Current Events," by Marie Canel.
The following new comhnlttees have
neen appointed: Refreshment, Emily
&mith, chairman; Rose Balmer, Nin
Jones; initiation, Clara Nesvold, chair
man; Dorothy Sheibley, Elizabeth Till
non; programme, Marie Canel, chair
man; Madeline Brown, Clara Peterson;
social, Eva Kidd, chairman; Isabelte
.Kidd. Ruth Condit, Faye Ward.
The February, "18, class met for or
ganization Wednesday. February 7. The
following officers were elected: Emmet
Rogers, president; Lucille Resing. vice,
president; Caroline Stober, secretary
Russel Colwell, treasurer; John Gamble,
Chester Cobb, one of Lincoln's best
artists, has been awarded the second
prize in a contest offered by the East
Side Business Men's Club. The prizes
in the contest were given to those who
made the best cover designs for
pamphlet, issued by the club, to fore
tell a pian to onng industry to fort
The following programme was given
at the meeting of the Laurel Club
Thursday in room 20: Reading of an
original poem, by Jean McDanials; "Bl
ography of Henry James," by Eva
Schultz; synopsis of his story, "A Ro
mance of Certain Old Clothes.'' by Helen
Borsch; synopsis and criticism of Long-
fellow's "Evangeline," by .Margaret
The Tri-Ls are planning a "stunt
night" to be given at the Y. W. C. A.
February 23. The Tri-Ls, of Washing
ton and Jefferson, will also take part
The inter-scholastlc debaters, who
will take part in the debate with
Walla Walla High School and the
North Central High School, of Spokan,
Wash., on March 30, besides their dally
meetings with Mr. Koehn, the coach
will meet every Saturday hereafter to
debate amongst themselves.
The Adelphlans gave their first party
of the new term Friday evening at the
home of Craig Eliot, 1011 Thurman
street. The party was an informal af
fair. Miss Marsh, the critic of the so
ciety, and Miss Amos were the chap-
erones. The committee in charge of
the party consisted of Scott Brown
(chairman), Marie Wade and Elizabeth
A surprise party wag-Iven on Don
aid Harris, ex-president of the Tolo
geion Society, Friday evening by some
of his Tolo friends.- The following
were present: Donald W. H. Morse, E.
Johns Chalmers. William Misson, Harry
Pennell. James Hamilton. Charles
Berst. Millard Rosenblatt, Martin Ichel
Ralph Strong, Ralph Knudeen, Walter
Olson and Donaia tiarris.
The February '18 class met for or.
aranization Wednesday afternoon. Mr.
Davis presided. Forty-eight members
The following of ficers
Emmet .Roger, prei-
dent; Lucille Resing, vice-president;
Caroline Stober, secretary; Russel Col
well, treasurer; John- Gamble, sergeant-at-arms.
The Latin department of Lincoln has
accepted the challenge of James John
High School to a spelling contest. The
date for the contest has not been defi
nitely decided upon, but it will prob
ably take place some time in May.
A rehearsal of the Latin play, "The
Captives," was held Wednesday. The
play will be given March IS. Niles
Coleman will give the prologue. The
cast is as 'follows: Heglo. Willard
Rosenblatt; Philocrates, Kathryn Don
ald, Philopolemus, Mary Gill; Tyn
darus, Ruth Ferguson; Ergasilus, Wil
liam Hawkins; Aristophontes, Jacob
Holzman; Stalagmus, Harold Miller.
Franklin Art Students Make
Posters for Opera.
Freshmen Are Interested In School
Organisations First Class Party
Is Held Popularity Contest Is
BY WYLIE DORAN.
THE art classes of Franklin High
School helped to 'advertise the op
era By making posters. Those who
aided In this enterprise were Mildred
Barton. Charlotte Schulenberg. Virgil
Rekdahl. Betty Smith. Melba Webster.
Violette Johnson, Ruth Heinrlchs,
Adele Trantow, Mildred Rice, Aurld
Ulan and Clark Schobaue. These post
ers were distributed to the various
high schools of the city, ajid several
were displayed in the downtown stores.
There was a freshman meeting
called during the 30-minute period on
Thursday. The purpose was to have
the presidents of the various school
societies speak to the freshmen in con
nection with the work .that is being
done by each club. Those who gave
talks were Fred Jones, representing
the Philogonlans; George Powell, rep
resenting the student body: Jay Brad
ley, representing the Mu Taus: Helen
Dustan, representing the Drama Club,
and Olive Marrel, representing the
The -Pep Club held a meeting last
Wednesday. Stella Sullivan became a
member at the meeting, due to the
fact that she was elected president of
the Goggles Club, thus automatically
becoming a member, as only the presi
dents of the various organizations are
members of this club.
Fred Jones and Isabelle Anderson
were appointed on a committee to in
terview Mr. White in regard to the
popularity contest to be given in
Franklin High School to stimulate in
terest in the Post. Everett Barbur
was appointed to take charge of the
polls. An application was made to the
executive board to give an entertain
ment some time during the semester,
the funds of which will be turned
over to the athletic department. Helen
Dustan gave a report on the number
of tickets they had been sold for the
opera, and an account of how many had
been sold, by the Pep Club members.
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Ths Mu Tau Club will give a smoker
in Franklin High School gymnasium
tomorrow night. Members of the club
only will be -.-mitted.
The June '17 class held a party atff1"0 clubs they represented were:
the home of Arthur Mackenzie last
week. This party is the first class
party given by students of Franklin
High School. Those present were
George Powell, Helmar Grondahl, Vir
ginia Meyerhoffer, Gerden Roeder,
Murial Nichols, Stella Sullivan, Isabelle
Anderson. Elizabeth Tavelli, Eleanor
Farmer, Helena Hardy. Norma Monach.
Mildred Burdick and Miss Burns, who
is coaching the class play. The house
was decorated in the class colors, yel
low and white. Dancing and games
furnished the amusements, and refresh
ments were served.
The June '17 class will hold a peanut
sale next Tuesday during the noon in
termission, the returns of which will
be turned over to the class treasury to
finance the class play. Peanuts will
be sold on both floors.
Benson Polytechnic Boys
BY RODNEY V. GRAFTON.
MEMBERS of the fourth term "Eng
lish classes have organized liter
ary and' debating societies which will
hereafter feature a prominent part of
their regular work. One 45-minute
period each week will be utilized for
the work of the societies and one major
debate will be held each month.
Officers of the Fourth Period Society
are as follows: Scott Simpson, presi
dent: Glenn Fairfax, vice-president;
Herman Greenburg, secretary; Elmer
King, treasurer; Theo. Turpel, ser-geant-at-arms.
oficers of the Sixth eriod So
ciety are: Peter Ulrich. president;
Harold Fredrickson. vice-president; E.
von Pingle, secretary; Le- Harms,
treasurer, and Albert Laird, sergeant-at-arms.
A list of 27 subjects for future de
bates have been submitted by a com
mittee appointed for that purpose. The
members feel that this ' rt will add
much zest to the English course.
The Seniors held a delightful party
at the girls' school February 9. The
evening was given over to dancing
and games. Refreshments were served
The graduation of Raymond Hill and
Donald McClung has caus-- a serious
loss to the Poly Tech. It was through
tueir efforts and also the efforts of the
faculty that the paper has been suc
cessful. A meeting was held last
Wednesday afternoon at which Mr.
Cleveland outlined the duties of the
new editor, business manager and the
staff. Applicants for positions on the
staff of the Poly Tech will have to
hand in their names in regular writ
ten form. Mr. Parsons will be the
faculty adviser and Mr. Barzee has
again consented, to be English Title
The June '18 class was entertained
at the girls' school last Friday even
ing. The affair was well attended and
was most enjoyable to everyone.
dames and dancing occupied most of
the time. Light refreshments were
served befcre the party dispersed.
This entertainment stands as one of
the bright lights ia social activities of
the present term. Among those pres
ent were Mrs. Graham and Mr. Ander
The student body is arranging an
entertainment to be given February 23
at one of the high e.hool gymnasiums.
The feature of the evening will be a
basketball contest between Benson
Tech and the Alumni. The band will
be on hand to do its part for the en
tertainment and an orchestra will be
selected lom among the student
musicians, to furnish the muslo for
The Fe) uary '19 class e.jcted new
officers for the ensuing semester last
week. They are: em Hechert. presi
dent: John Bouhel, vice-president; Har
old Gowing, secretary, and Stanley St.
; George, treasurer. Miss Matley was
chosen as lac-.lty adVser,
First Row (Left to Right! Mary Holmes. Vice-President ; Katherine Kerr, Edltori I.tna Folts. Assistant
Secretary. Second Roir (I-eft to Right) George Jones. erSTeaat-at-Arans Luetic IUslnar Secretary, and
Carlos Lamb, President. (Marlon Marks, Treasurer, Not In Grut.)
Societies and Classes Elect
" at Jefferson High.
Student Business for New Semester
Is Put I ndcrwaj l.Te Wires
Prepare Vaudeville Injured Soc
cer Player Recovers.
BY VELMA V. JONES.
AT the regular musical assembly
Monday the students sang "In Old
Madrid" and "Keller'a American Hymn."
Charles Prescott, one ofthe basketball
men, announced the game which was
played Tuesday with Washington High.
The Lincoln memorial exercises which
were held February 9 were very enter
taining. Omar Spencer gave the ad
dress. He divided his talk Into two
main parts, the biography of Lincoln's
life and Lincoln's accomplishments. The
Juno class quartet, composed of Hal
fred Young, Bessie Allison. Thelma
Cunningham and Walter Reonioke gave
a few selections, and Austria Koal sang
a solo. -
Tuesday the annual student activity
ft?Rmh!v wa hotH Th. 1.
rvicnara, .Martin ana Kelson English,
Spectrum staff; Clifford Zollanger,
Forum; Charles Webber. Phi Deltas;
Helen O'lsay, glee clubs; William Bol-
ger. Commercial Club; Carl Roehr.H
Camera Club; Edith Ballheim. Naemnh
Club; Fred Appelgren, Technical Club;
Gladys Brown, Home Economics Club;
Paul Flegel. German- Club; Margaret
Mahoney, Zetas and Sylvia iiolbaon
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Wednesday Jefferson was favored by
a rare musical treat under the auspices
of the Monday Musical Club. It was a
flute programme. The participants. R.
E. Millard, F. F. Jencke and Beulah
Clarke. Mr. Millard gave a brief his
tory of the flute and illustrated his
talk by playing a selection on several
different flutes from the ancient to the
modern types. The last, number on the
programme was a selection In which
the entire trio toek part.
At a meeting of the fire smuad last
week the remainder of the officers not
heretofore chosen were appointed as
follows: First Battalion chief, Fred
Appelgren; second, Maurice Mann:
third, Ross Anderson,, and fourth, Joe
Trowbridge, the assistant battalion be
ing Ted Elliot.
The high school teachers" banquet.
which was held Saturday night, was a
very successful event. Following- was
the. programme of the evening: Miss
Bushnell. James John, solo; Mr. Bittner,
Jefferson, toast, "In the Beginning";
Misa Oourtney, Commerce, reading; Miss
Holmes, Girls Benson, Getting To
gether" : Mr. Walch. Franklin, solo:
Mr. Wilder, Boys' Benson, "Ways and
Means"; . Miss Wold. Washington,
Growing Up": Mr. Melendy, Frsnklln,
'Efficiency"; Mr. Karnopp, Jefferson,
The Zetas held their election of of
ficers last week, the result . being:
Mildred Catton, president; Lois Matey,
vice-president;? Eva Hutchinson, secre
tary, and Miriam xouell, treasurer.
A great deal of enthusiasm and curi
osity over the organization of the Feb
ruary "18 class came to a close Wednes
day, when Mr. Jenkins met the seventh-
termers in room 62 for the election of
officers. The result was: William Bol
ger, president: Florence Wilbur, vice-
president; Elvera swanjon, secretary;
Hobart Cunningham. treasurer, and
Raymond Versteeg, sergeant-at-arms.
It was a very close race in all cases.
Miss Wilbur succeeding in defeating
Miss Imogene Letcher for vlce-oreai-dent
by only two votes. Mr. Bolger
appointed a committee for the Wash
lngton memorial programme, of which
the class will have charge, composed
of Hobart Cunningham, chairman; Imo
gene Letcher. Wilbur Phillips, Florence
Wilbur and Elvera Swanson.
The Spectrum will be out March 2,
The Spectrum staff was chosen Mon
day. Hereafter the staff will meet
three times a week.
Columbia University defeated Jeffer
son In hockey Monday, 1 to 2.
The printing department Is now
printing 2000 tickets and programmes
for the class play. They also are
printing and ruling several hundred
tally sheets for the school district.
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Following are new officers for the
German Club: Paul Flegel, president
Miss Esther Paulson, vice-president;
Ransom Cook, secretary and treasurer:
Berkely DeVaul, sergeant-at-arms, and
Miss Rhose and Miss Neland, faculty
A 32-to-22 score was the result of
Tuesday's basketball game with Wash
ington High. Denny Williams was jer-
ferson's star player, altogether scoring
The boys in the 6eventh-term manual
training classes went in a body to the
opening i of tho interstate bridge
At. a meeting of the Phi Deltas last
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week the following committees wer
appointed: Programme, Fred Connors,
chairman; Robert Gtlmore and Charlef
Webber; social, Ross Anderson, chair
man; Ralph Thayer and Nelson Eng
lish; membership, William Bolger,
chairman; Ransom Cook and Raymond
Smith; finance. Lee Richardson, Henry
Kruse and William Lahtl.
The Tri-Ls 'held their examination
this week and every girl passed. The
new Tri-Ls officers are: Katherina
Morsepresident; LI Mam West, secre
tary and treasurer; Faith Burke, er-geant-at-arms;
Eugenia Candy, editor,
and Miss Brace, faculty adviser.
The Live Wires aretnow planning
their annual vaudeville, but as yet the
date has not been set.
If basketball victories were mile
stones along the lnterscholastio path
of glory, surely Jefferson has only one
great bound to reach the fateful goal.
Whether it be victorious or otherwise
nobody knows, and only the game
which will be played Thursday with
Columbia can decide. Upon this gama
the basketball championship will be
given, as -neither - has been defeated.
Jefferson's lineup is as follows: Wil
lard Henderson and Charles Prescott,
centers; Denny Williams, Edmund
Burke, forwards; Kenneth Hastings,
John Alexander and Jimmy Cameron,
guards; Plerson Conrade and William
Knebel, spares. " '
Morgan Staton, who plays right half
on the soccer team, was injured in the
game between Washington and Jeffer
son. He was knocked down by a Wash
ington player and DIgman. a Jefferson1
player, kicked Staton unintentionally
while running for the ball. Staton was
unconscious for two hours afterwards.
but is recovering.
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meeting Wednesday. Joe Trowbridge
appointed two committees. For the
freshman-senior reception. Ruth Shal
linger. chairman; Hazel Hershey, Wynl
fred Chambreau, Hope Mackenzie. Lil
lian Rizenstein. Paul Flegel, Ross An
derson. Arthur Mitchner. Fred Connors
and Lowell Miller. For the Washing
ton memorial programme: Andrea's
Albrecht, chairman; Thelma Cunning
ham, John Crout, Preston Whiting and
The Tri-Ls are planning a wel
come for one of their members who
has been ill with scarlet f.ever for a
number of weeks. The member is Miss
Veruna Johnson, a very active member
or the Tri-Ls.
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In order to give the students a chance
to welcome the troops of the O. N. V
back, school was dismissed at l.li
Jefferson Alumni Jfotes.
The executive committee of Jefferson
alumni is working hard to complete
the organization of the recently-formed
Alumni Association. Personal letters to
every graduate of Jefferson are being
sent out. requesting them to loin tne
association. Communications should be
sent to the secretary. Miss Florence
Green, 604 Wiedler street.
The alumni is planning a series of
events for the future, including some
surprises for the Jefferson students.
Already two dances nave been given
by the association.
Fulton Park School News.
The pupils of the advanced grades
made an excursion to the Albers Mill
ing Company on Wednesday. They
were very much interested In the proa
ess of manufacturing the grains into
food for people, animals and poultry.
The Hazlewood Company also explained
the process of making butter and ice
cream, their care of poultry, cold stor
age and. the Babcock milk-testing
The Wah-kee'-na Camp-Fire Oirls
held their February ceremonial meet
ing at the home of Mrs. Ruby Shearer
Brennan. The girls enjoyed the enter
tainment which the hostess had
thoughtfully planned. The officers are:
President, Frieda Latourette; vice
president. Marie Erts; secretary, Eliza
beth Coates, -and treasurer, Ethel Till
man.. Crocuses are blooming In the school
garden. A section of the garden has
been planned for horticulture. The
monitors. Ralston Roland and Wallace
Rickert. are collecting raspberry, lo
ganberry, currant and grape to be
transplanted Into this section.
v Professor H C. Seymour, of Corvallis,
has enlisted the interest of IS boys and
girls in the different projects of the
Industrial clubs. The newly-elected
officers are: President, Gladys Court
right; vice-president, Ada Edwards;
secretary, Melvin Sickafoose, and treas
urer, Wallace Rickert. Plana have
been made for a canning club later,
The Fulton Park Boy Scouts were
largely represented In the National Boy
Scout anniversary. They received their
certificates for another years enlist
ment. They manage their own meet'
ings under the direction of their scout
master; H. E. Sickafoose. The patrol
leaders are: scout, Charkes Hepner; as
sistant scout, Douglas H in Ron; second
patrol leader. Scout George Lander, and
assistant, Ernest Sickafoose.
Girls' League at Washington
Miss Elisabeth Singleton la First
President of New Oncanlsatlon.
Dorothy Moser Sells Deslsm to New
York Firm Debating; Class Mas
Active Programme Ahead.
BY EUGENE KELTY.
A N assembly was held on Thursday
il morning for the purpose of elect'
ing the officers of the Girls' League.
Elisabeth Singleton was elected presi
dent for the terra. Each one of the
classes met Thursday afternoon in or
der to elect a representative. The first
term girls met in the portable, the
second term in room 15. the ttiird in
room 18, the fourth In room 12, the
fifth in room 8. the sixth in room 21,
the seventh in room 16. and the eighth
In room 10. The league expects to ac
complish much during the term, and
will no doubt do so under direction of
Mrs. Levinson, the dean. ,
The seventh terra debating class
which meets during the second period
elected officers last week. Robert Vail
was chosen president, Richard Word,
vice-president, and Leslie Hale, secre
tary apd editor.
Dorothy Moser. of the commercial
class, sold a design for a Christmas
greeting card to a New York firm and
the telegram she received from the
firm said that the design, was "highly
satisfactory" and asked for more of her
work. The teacher of the class is Miss
The sixth period seventh term de
bating class elected officers last weeK
as follows: Alfred Bauer, president;
Claton Weatherly, vice-president, and
Alfred Cover,- secretary and editor.
A Neakahnl programme was held on
Wednesday. First came a talk on the
origin of Saint Valentine's day. by
Mona Bryan. Then came a sons hy
Alice Gohlke. a dance by one of the
members and the critic's report, by
An assembly for the boys was held
on Monday morning at which Principal
neraman announced that, as the lock
ers of the boys who na.rtleiDa.ted in
the'different forms of athletics and the
boys who take the regular gymnasium
work had been greatly damaged in the
past, a charge of 25 cents would be
made when the lockers were Issued and
the money would be refunded when the
lockers were turned in, provided they
were in good condition.
The first track turnout was held on
Monday .afternoon and a large squad
of boys was out. Many of Washing
ton's best track men have graduated,
but from tha size of the squad and the
enthusiasm shown the outlook, seems
The last f the Lens material for the
coming issue was handed in on Friday.
The Issue will be called the "Egotistical
Issue." and will be altogether of and
by the staff.
The Jefferson High School soccer
team defeated the Washington High
School soccer team by a J-to-0 score
last week. -The Washington team was
composed of Johnson, Glass. Tynan,
Montgomery, Angle, Shearer, Lewis.
Captain Patterson, Manary. Hollster
and McPherson. The team was defeated
after a hard struggle.
The Phrenodican Debating Soclel
gave a very good programme on Wash
ington's birthday, Friday. First there
was .. piano solo, by Mable Christenson.
following this a debate was held on
the question, "Resolved, That the cir
cumstances and opportunities that sur
rounded Washington's life were re
sponsible for his greatness. The af
firmative side was composed, of Nona
Becker and Thelma Fatland. while
the negative was composed of Opal
Clark and Elaine Oberg. A colonial
dance in costume was then given by
Nell Richmond. This was followed by
a reading on George Washington by
Janet Daniel. The critic's report con
cluded the programme.
Washington basketball team was de
feated by the Jefferson boys last week.
The probable reason for the loss of the
game was the absence of Carl Mautx.
Mauti is one of Washington's star
guards and his sickness greatly crip
ples the team. Ha will not be In the
game again this year. The final score
In the game was. S3 to 22. It was
played in the Y. M. C. A. gym.
The English six debating class held
its electloTa of officers on Tuesday. The
officers elected were: George LaRoche,
president; Eugene Kelty. vice-president,
and Nelson Clark, secretary and treas
urer. The boys of the English six
class are allowed to take the debating
work if they wish to, but the work is
optional as the class not only takes all
of the work taken by the regular Eng
lish six class, but also devotes two
days a week to debating. The instruc
tor of the class is Matthew Llnnehan,
the interscholastic debating coach. The
class is very large and will be able to
furnish some of the material for the
next term's debatins team probably.
Debates have been assigned to all of
the boys, the first to take place next
Friday. The' ' question is "Resolvea.
That the Mon(pe Doctrine should be
maintained as a part of our foreign
policy." "The affirmative is composed
of Frank Sullivan and Eugene Kelty,
while the negative is composed of Paul
Patterson and Klaus Mensing. Sulli
van and Patterson were both on Wash
ington's intercholastic team.
At the Wednesday morning assembly
Howard Dark made a talk on the stu
dent body and the coming student body
election. He told the students the rea
sons they should Join the student body
and explained Just what that organisa
tion was. On Thursday morning slips
were passed around in the different
rooms in order that all of the students
who -wished might sign for membership.
A meeting of the student body was held
on Thursday evening, at which the re
port of the nominating committee was
received. The election was held on
School was dismissed early on Thurs
day so the students might see , the
The Washington High School student
body election Friday resulted as fol
President George Black defeated
Lyman Coolet. 371 to 176.
Vice-President Janet Daniel was
elected over Elsie Peterson.
Secretary Elizabeth London elected.
Treasurer William Grout, elected
over Albert Lane -and Glenn Spriggs.
Executive committee Russell Pat
terson and George Borman elected.
Executive committee (below third
term) Lawrence Glass.
Football manager Walter Middleton
elected with 819 votes to 265 for
Howard Staub and 106 for Albert
The Chamber of Commerce election
resulted as follows:
Business manager Hubert Barxee,
with 815 votes elected over Clarence
Hickock 175 and Remey Cox 162.
Chairman welfare bureau Elaine
Cooper elected over Helen Watt.
Chairman industrial bureau Paul
Patterson elected, unopposed.
Chairman iSvics bureau Burnett
Walker elected, unopposed.
Chairman publicity bureau Mildred
Weeks, elected over Bernard Mont
gomery. 363 to 269.
Chairman employment bureau
Albert Bauer, elected over Milton
Katszky. 382 to 211. '
Chairman development bureau
Frank Sullivan, elected with 294 over
Earl Johnson 200 and William Pearson
Chairman safety bureau Lee
Johnson, elected with 191 over Virgil
Hanks 168, Harold Robinson 146 and
Ed Robertson 118.
High School of Commerce.
BY FRASK BARTHOLOMEW.
THE Modos Socfety held their first
election. for the term at a special
meeting last Friday. The. following
new officers were elected: President,
Joseph Merrll; vice-president, Bessie
Rogoway; treasurer, William Meyer;
secretary. Fanchon Harbaugh: sergeant-at-arms,
Morris Rogowiiy; edi
tor, Blanche Walker.
The officers giving place to those
newly elected are: President. William
Meyer: vice-president. Myrtle Baker;
treasurer, Theodore Trautmann, Jr.;
secretary, Blanche Walker; sergeant-at-arms,
The office of editor or the society,
created at this election, came into be
ing with the advent of the new school
paper. The society's constitution pro
vides for an election every six weeks
and forbids the re-election of any of
Lincoln beat the High School of
Commerce In basketball. 33 to 8. Mon
day. This was the surprise of the sea
son to the "Keypounders." as they have
run up high scores against teams that
have beaten Lincoln.
A year ago Commerce was the com
mercial department of Lincoln High.
The "brotherly love" anticipated be
tween the two teams was, however,
chiefly conspicuous for Its absence, if
the vocal war that was carried on in
the gallery had any bearing upon the
Some of the outstanding features of
the current issue were an Introduction
by Principal A. H. Sproul, an article
on Spring sports by Henry Pander, a
four-part cartoon by Jack Solyan. a
poem on the Commerce faculty (which
immediately made a hit with the stu
dents) by Norman Henderson, a review
of the basketball games by Louis
Pruss. a clever bit of advice on "How
to Help Your School" (which, if prac
ticed, would break up any srhoot In
a week's time) by William Meyer, a
column of society notes by Blanche
Walker, a department in Spanish, ed
ited by Gulllermo Meyer, a "Latin De
partment" a take-off on the Spanish
section by "J. X. Anonymous," other
wise known as John Johnson, and a
Joke division edited by Ralph Morris.
Principal Sproul has offered person
slly to coach the Commerce tracic team.
This has put an extra lot of enthusiasm
In the track candidates, as the boys
all have unbounded faith in the "King."
An adding nd subtracting typewrit
er is the latest addition to the appli
ances for the office ' -ainlng depart
ment. The list of students who earned hon
orable mention for their work at Com
merce last term has been posted on
the bulletin board. The list Is as fol
lows: "A" in four subjects, Reginald
Bunnage. Catherine Heillg, James Gor
don and Albert Nelml: '"A" in three
subjects. Arthur Johnson. Myrtle Raer,
Arline Herriott. Howard Hall, Mar
raret Magnlni, Alice Sellers. Alvin
Stalsberg. Ralph Tlllson and Anna
WeKtbrook: "A" In two subjects. Doris
McCabe. Edith Wilkinson. Frank Bar
tholomew, Albert Cnrlstensen. Beye
Contryman, Hannah MacLean, William
Meyer, Fred Mills, Hazel Wakefield,
Emma Goldstein. Wynn Keppinger,
Bertha. Lltchgarn. Hugh - Llndhall,
Bertha Domain. Irma Rldout, Bertha
Goldstone. Mollis Kravetz. Louis Lev
inson. Lynne Pickler, Sam Dubinskl
and Naemi Pfaff.
A class in accounting has been or
ganized this term for the first time
and is under the Instruction of H. W.
Herron, head of the bookkeeping de
partment. The class is held during
the first period.
The Palmer method penmanship di
plomas, won by 10 Commerce students,
have arrived and are on display in
room 1. Mr.' O'Mealy, the Instructor
in penmanship, announces that they
are to be formally presented at the
next assembly. The students who will
receive the diplomas are: Victor E.
Souvelgnier, Mollle Kravatz. Naemi E.
Pfaff, Jack J. Solyan. Alice Sellers,
Lillian Bendroth. Esther Larson, Sam
uel Dubinskl. Rose Rubenstein and
The February. 1918. class formally
organized last Thursday. The meeting
was held in room 4. Principal Sproul
presided. Bertha Lltchgarn was elected
Leonard Davis was unanimously
elected president. Margaret Blake was
elected vice-president: Ruth Bye. sec
retary; Caroline JChnston. treasurer;
Wynn Keppinger, sergeant-at-arms,
and Rebecca Solko, editor.
James John Latin Challenge
Answer Is Expected.
"Housewifery" Is Studied by .Domes
tie Science Class Sketch Club
Members Work; on Real Life Plea
Reward "Clean-Vp" Workers.
BY ESTHER FITTERER.
JOHN M. PIPES addressed the student
body on Lincoln day. He carried
the students back to the time of tha
great National crisis in the 19h century
in a most interesting way.'
Friday, February 9. the Hyak Kla-
tawa held its election of officers for
the new term, electing as . president
Alice Gilstrap; vice-president, Eleanor
Thomas: secretary. Marion Dunsmore:
sergeant-at-arms, Esther Fitterer. Also
ine rouowing committees have been ap
pointed : Chairman of arrangements
committee. Esther Fitterer: chairman of
social committee. Hildegarde Dweand;
chairman of membership committee.
The challenge to a vocabular-v con
test Issued by the Sodalitas Latina to
the Latin classes of the other Portland
high schools has as yet not. been an
swered, but it is understood Lincoln has
prepared to accept. .
At the meeting of the Agassis CluW
on Wednesday, February 14, I H.
Strong, of the science department, gave
an interesting as well as educational
talk on "Where the Horse Came From."
The following officers were elected:
President. Russell Drinker; vice-president.
Agnes Vincent; secretary. Alice
Gilstrap; members-at-large. Eleanor
Thomas. Percy Johnston; faculty ad
vlseY, Mr. Strong.
The English IV clashes are making a
study of "The Crisis," by Winston
Churchill, as their plot story for tho
In tl second term American history
class the birthday of Lincoln was re
membered in a most reverend way. Miss
Bushnell read "The Perfect Tribute," by
Mary Shipman Andrews.
The third term domestic science class
In its study of "Housewifery" has made
the high school dining-room look like
new by their application of polishes
which they made themselves. This class
is trying to make its work as prac
tical as possible.
An assembly was called Monday
morning in order to explain the char
acter of the student body organization
to those who have Just entered this
term. President Day announced that a
waste paper campaign would begin
Wednesday. February 21, and that tho
class which had gathered the most
paper by Wednesday of the second
week in May would be granted a half
day holiday as a reward. A committee
to revise some of the old yells and to
create some new ones was then ap
pointed. The committee is as follows:
Chairman. Esther Fitterer. Lola Mur
phy. Ethel Hufford. Earle Keliher,
Charles Spackman and Russell Meyers.
The Sketch Club, under the direction
of Miss Farnham, has resumed the in- -teresting
study of . life as It really is.
Each member of the club takes his turn
in posing for the others.
The Tumalum staff is now hard at
work on their June, 1917. issue. Help
ers have been selected from the juniors
to aid the heads of the different de
partments. These assistants are as fol
lows: Charles Spackman, Margaret
Nelson, Opal Welmer, Russell Meyers.
Denby Coon and Alice Gilstrap. Another
Important consideration in soliciting
help from the Juniors Is to make them
acquainted with the work in order that
it may not be so difficult and new for
them next year.
Friday. February 9. the basketball
team played the Estacada seven in tho
James John gymnasium and won. 26
to 13. A return game was played at
Estacada Friday. February 16. The
second team played the Bachelors Club,
the score resulting in favor of the lat
ter by Just a few points.
. . -
After the music assembly period;
Thursday morning Mr. Fletcher pre
sented each of the Junior representa
tives of "Clean-up day" with a half pie
for their diligent work in cleaning up
the streets assigned to them.
BY VIOLA ENGELE.
rTTHE senior class had a party Friday
X evening in the girls' gymnasium.
The evening was spent in playing
games, after which light refreshments
A special assembly was called Friday
afternoon at S o'clock in honor of
Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Elton
Watkins was the speaker. He especially
emphasized Lincoln's nobility of char
An important meeting of the senior
class was held at the girls school Tues
day after school for tho prupose of de
ciding upon means of getting money.
Plane for the publishing of the senior
Issue of the "Poly Teck" were also dls-cussed-
Dean Collins, of The Oregonian. visit
ed the school on Tuesday and was es
pecially interested in the domestic sci
ence department and the cafeteria.
The fourth-term students have almost
they have been working and some of
them have already begun tailored suits.
The graduates are working on silk
evening and afternoon dresses.
The new courses for the housekeep
ing classes have been arranged. The
classes are held from 3 o'clock until
3:30. The enrollment In all four classes
The second-term students In Miss
Gaffney's room have almost completed
their cooking dtursees, for which they
drafted the patterns.
f On Wednesday the third-term stu
dents served luncheon to a party con
sisting of Mr. Alderman. Mr. Cleveland.
Mr. and Mrs. Fort, Mr. McMurray, Miss
Schmidt and Miss Tingle. The menu
Included vegetarian broth, salmon loaf
with cream sauce, mashed potatoes,
croustades of string beans, biscuits,
cottage cheese salad, lemon pie and
The students will be glad to" hear that
Olive Mitchell, who has been seriously
111. is recovering.
The alumni of the Benson Polytechnic
Girls' and Boys' schools held a meeting
Tuesday evneing in room F, Library
Hall. There were about 70 persons
present and all were enthusiastically
received. The president addressed them
and expressed pleasure In seeing so'
many interested members. Committees
were appointed to look after the social
activities, to form a glee club for the
girls and to organize an orchestra for
the boys. It was decided to meet the
first Thursday of every month.
The officers are: President. Elmer
Peterson; vice-president, Thelma
Hardy; secretary. Miss Cunningham;
treasurer, Chester Woodruff.
Benson Polytechnic Girls.