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ftttMf.WEEKLY BANDON UECOR PER, TUESDAY. JAN iiTH, 1614.
Dandon High School Building
Local Schools Have Made a Phenomenal Growth in the
Past Five Years.
6y Elizabeth J. Roilpcrs.
The high school has been aptly
termed "the American College." The
scopo of its work is, In many respects,
broader than that of the college of
a century ago. More thnn that, it
is now accessible to almost every
son and daughter in this country of
ours, whereas the college was only
for the sclcc-t. In the broadening and
enriching of the curriculum of the
present day hijrh :vV. )1, the 1 "oth
it would be hard to find a town large
enough to be incorporated that does
not boast of a fine high school build
ing with an approved equipment, a
four year course of study, an efficient
corps of instructors, and last, but not
least, and enthusiastic student body.
The growth of Dandon High School
has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Six years ago, under the supervision
of II. C. Osticn, now of Monmouth
Normal, the school was placed upon
the county championship and the girls
basket ball learn was also victorious
in that respect. And that track team
meet in May! Bandon came home
laden with trophies. The boys had
made first in every track event, and n
total of fifty points out of a possible
sixtv-four had been won. Since that
year the record in all student activ
ities has been gratifying although
fluctuating both above and below the
The enrollment at present is in
the neighborhood of one hundred and
fifteen. There arc over one hundred
student? in daily attendance. The
high school teaching force has been
increased since 1911, from three to
The somewhat isolated situation of
Bandon is responsible for a growth of
traditions and native sentiment thai
.tamps the school and the community
with an individuality which could
come about onlv by a peculiar inner
We arc proud to note, too, that
nearly all .graduates of the high
school are either filling some worth
while .position, or are eagerly pluck
ing the fruita of higher education in
colleges and universities. Thus,
they are taking the necessary stops
towards realizing the visions of their
teacher3, who constantly look forward
toward an ideal future which reveals
the school as the real center of the
community a center in which nobic
impulses and lino aspirations arc gov
minatcd only to radiate into the com
munity, into tho state, and find
their full development in tho accom
plishment of the right kind of labor.
Three years ago, it was found that
the present high school building with
its thirteen rooms for grade pupils
was not adequate for the rapid in
crease in tho primary and grammar
grade departments. Consequently a
fine 8-room building was erected in
East Bandon. At present the first
four primary grades are receiving in
struction there. This school, under
the able supervision of Miss Pearl
Walker and three assistant teachers
is making an enviable reputation for
itself in up-to-dato activities which
have been added to the regular
course of instruction. ,
Wtihout special supervision in man
ual training, school gardening, folk
dancing, etc., the pupils have made a
showing which wc believe is second
to none in the state.
In tho total school population Ban
don ranks first in Coos county. The
last census shows 9G5 on the credit
side, and a lack of only 35 to make
Bandon an independant district. The
total number of teachers now em
ployed is twenty-three, an increase of
ten within five years. Supt. II. L.
Hopkins has had supervision of the
schools since 1911. To his genial dis
position and kindly sympathy with
students and teachers is duo the spir
it of cooperation which is so essen
tial to the well-being of schools.
To the Bandon Public Schools, a
Happy and Prosperous New Year!
of othur people than the montally pre
cocious have been considered and the
so-called American college is a demo
cratic institution, "by the people, for
tho people and. of the people."
Tho stato of Oregon may be justly
proud of the rapid development of
lior high schools. Less than u decade
ago, the number of accredited high
schools in this state could be counted
upon the (i . i nf 1 1. ih luuiilr. Now
Boys Basket Ball Team, 1U13
the accredited list. A four years
course of study was regularly adopt
ed, a splendid, modern building was
erected and a small but mighty
I group of students wns enrolled. Five
years ago the enrollment was some
thing like thirty in the high school,
and the number of boys exceeded the
t number of girls. That was the ban
', ner year for Bandon in interseholistic
contests. Tho debating teams won
growth. Take for instance the songs
which composed a part of the plays
writton for the students of this high
school by thoir life long friend, Mr.
Carl Moore . "Hail, Black and Gold,"
and "There is No Land Like Ore
gon," will ring exultantly from the
tin oats of all Bandon students, as
long as Bandon High shall exist.
Call us provincial if you like, but we
are trut son" of our native soil.
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City Meat Market
WASHINGTON NEWS LETTER
Washington, D. C, Jan.4 The re
quest of Col. Goethals for the service
of torpedo boat destroyers as a po
lice force to compel the observance
of the regulations regarding the neu
trality of the Panama Canal is giving
officials of the State, War and Navy
Departments much concern. At the
time the United States neutrality was
declared and the special regulations
issued regarding the use of tho radio
.stations and the special rulo3 for the
Panama Canal were promulgated, it
was thought in many quarters that
armed vessels of some sort would
have to be furnished Gov. Goethals
for policing the canal and "adjacent
Rising in assertion of its tradition
al devotion to Senatorial courtesy,
the Senate has rejected the nomina
tion of John D. Lynn, of Rochester, N.
Y., to be United States attorney for
the Western district of New York".
The President has nominated Mr. Lynn
upon tho recommendation of Secre
tary McAdoo and Franklin D. Roose
velt, Assistant Secretary of tho Navy,
and in doing so has ignored tho re
commendation of Senator O'Gorman
whose choice was Thomas E. Boyd.
The State Department has warned
Americans to write only strictly neu
tral letters to their friends in the Ot
toman Empire, because officials of the
Turkish government are opening all
mail, and a letter containing critic
ism of Turkey would be likely to
cause serious trouble for the person
to whom it was addressed.
Col .William II. Crook, chief dis
bursing officer at tho White House,
will complete his fiftieth year of ser
vice as a White House employee Jan
uary 5. Col. Crook was in the body
guard of President Lincoln and was
constantly with him during the civil
Tho announcement that there will
be no formal dinners nt tho White
House during the winter recalls to
mind tho fact that for some years
the forms of entertainment there have
been growing more and more simple.
In years wast three hours were often
given up to the enjoyment of the din
ner table, with fifteen or sixteen
courses and a great variety of wines.
An up-to-date dinner from ten to
tweny covers will take perhaps an
l.our or an hour and a quarter, and
few will have more than six or sev
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