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Declamation -:- Oration -:- Short Story
Creston High was represented at the Declamation Contest at Dalton on December 16, 1930,
by Earl Hoisington, a member of the Senior Class. He won second place and received a silver
medal for the splendid rendition of his declamation. The name of his declamation was "Madame
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Earl Hoisington again represented Creston High at the Oratorical contest which was held
at Mt. Eaton on February 17, 1931. Earl deserves special praise and credit for his oration was
one of the best and his presentation very effective. Earl won third place and received a bronze
medal. The name of his oration was "The Two Roads."
Virginia Stebbins, a member of the Senior Class, entered the Short Story Contest. The
name of the story was "My Mother's Hobbysf' The story was sent to the Superintendent's
office in Wooster and again Creston placed by winning third place in the County. ,
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After being absent from his home for quite a time, Billy Wilcox returns home bringing
with him his young bride Liza Lou, who is the most charming, lovable and ignorant young wife
from the mountains of Virginia. '
Mrs. Denman, Billy's Housekeeper, and Clarice, the French maid, although they think Liza
Lou very lovely, do not know how she will manage such a large home.
Billy's aristocratic sister, Juliet, arrives with her newly acquired husband, Lord Stanton.
It is not surprising that Liza Lou is looked down on by Juliet.
Fred Norworth, Billy's friend, who had heard of Billy's return, hastens to see him. He is
present when word comes of Juliet's arrival. He wishes to leave as he is in love with her and
was once engaged to her. Billy persuades him to stay and see her.
Liza Lou has a hard time trying to love Juliet. She doesn't understand all these society
things. But she has her faithful colored maid Nihby, whom she loves, but her other maid, Clarice,
loves to tease Nibby continually.
Elmer Peeting, Liza Lou's country cousin, is from the Virginia mountains. He causes many
laughs and also some excitement.
Clarice causes Lord Stanton some worry when upon his arrival he finds her. She happens
to be one of his exfwives and has followed him for the purpose of getting revenge. Lord 'Stanton
had divorced and deserted her previously in a large city and left her to care for herself.
After Elmer's arrival there is some excitement. Billy Ends his wife, Liza Lou, in the arms
of Lord Stanton. Lady Stanton finds Clarice and her husband hghting. Liza Lou believes that
Billy doesn't love her any more so is ready to leave for the mountains with Elmer. Fred Nor'
worth and Juliet had been talking in the summer house and soon after his departure Lady Stanton
had a quarrel with Lord Stanton and following this Lord Stanton was found dead withfElmer's
shot gun lying beside him in the summer house. .
Louden, a detective, and his assistant arrive on the scene. They find Liza Lou and Elmer
just leaving and bring them back. After questioning all of them Louden finally arrests Billy for
killing Lord Stanton. Lady Stanton tells how she and her husband were quarreling in the sum'
mer house, how he choked her, and how she fainted. Vv'hen she came to Lord Stanton was dead
with Elmer's shot gun beside him. Louden says that Billy had three motives for killing Lord
Stanton-hrst, jealousy, because he had found his wife in Lord Stanton's armsg second, because
Lord Stanton had made his sister's life unhappyg and third, because Lord Stanton had threatened
to reveal something to the world that would ruin Billy's life politically.
The following three months were very miserable. Billy had not yet been convicted of the
murder and all were waiting for something to happen to save him. Liza Lou trusted in God and
knew that Billy would be saved.
During this time Juliet learns to love Liza Lou. She learns that Liza Lou isn't so ignorant
as had appeared.
Fred, who spent most of his time with Juliet, Ends happiness when she promises to marry him.
Clarice also finds happiness when she tricks Elmer into proposing to her.
Pete, the faithful colored servant, had been failing ever since Lord Stanton's murder. He
finally confesses that he was the' one who murdered Lord Stanton. He did it to save Juliet's
life. He saw Lord Stanton choking her and he shot him before he had thought about it. Pcte
had loved and cared for Juliet all her life and knew that Lord Stanton had made her unhappy.
Billy said that Pete would get justice at a trial if he lived because he had shot to save Juliet's life.
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Cstandingl Hugh Buchanan, Glenn Amstutz, Melbourne Ecker, George Showalter, Earl Hoisington.
fseatedl Mr. Metz, Lucille Irvin, Welcome Plough, Virginia Stebbins.
Vv'e, of the debate team, feel that we owe our success to our efficient coach, Mr. Metz. No
matter how hard the struggle he was able to pull us through successfully. We surely appreciate
his patience with us,
Although we only had a wcck to prepare ourselves for the first round of debate we were
able to succeed due to the thorough drilling and coaching of Mr. Metz during that week,
Mr. Metz has had much experience in debating for he has debated on college teams. He is
very thorough and he has made debate very interesting for us this year, and we feel that there
is no better coach in the county.
In the first round the affirmative journeyed to Smithville where they lost in decisions but
were graded higher than their opponents. The negative team debated Appleereek at home and
received a unanimous decision.
In the second round the negative met Doylestown at Doylestown and victory was with us.
for we again won three decisions. The affirmative team clashed with Chester at home and also
gained a unanimous decision.
The third round ol' debate was on hlarch 31. The altlirmative team clashed with Rittman
at Rittman where they lost in a two to one decision in favor of Rittman. The negative team
stayed at home and debated Congress. This decision was unanimous for Creston.
' This gave us four judges' decisions. Rittman's affirmative team debated with Congress' neg-
ative team and Congress won two to one. This gave Rittman three judges' decisions and Congress
Creston, because we won the most decisions, was awarded first place in the county, Rittman
second and Congress third.
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