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Guidance Helps Vets
"A friend in need is a friend indeed."
So troubled Lincoln students find a friendly
and helpful atmosphere in room 229, the
guidance room. Straightening out difficult pro-
grams. interviewing new students. putting out
job bulletins and aiding veterans to obtain their
high school diplomas were just a few of the
services performed by Leslie Hoar, Miss Mildred
Moyer, Miss Gladys Parker, Mrs. Nelle Delany
and Mrs. Ruby Somerville.
Vocational guidance was enlarged this year
in an effort to enable students to relate their
school interest to more or less specific areas of
With Miss Gladys Parker as military adviser.
veterans were programmed for regular enroll-
ment after careful individual counseling on jobs.
college or other advancemnet for which the
high school diploma is a prerequisite. Over 50
ex-servicemen attended Lincoln this semester.
Lincoln administers the General Educational
Development test to determine whether or not
the veteran has acquired either formally or in-
formally the equivalence of a high school edu-
cation. On the basis of this test, more than IOO
men were placed on the 1946 graduation list.
During the second semester. a handbook
which will be available to all students in the
fall of 1946 was constructed in connection with
Miss Rosa Palo's advanced composition class.
This handbook will contain information on
the courses offered at Lincoln, the clubs, the
student body constitution and other activities of
interest to both old and new students,
P. T. A. OFFICERS
Left lu right. Row I-Mrs. Arthur Sandin. treasurer: Mrs. William Kohout, president.
Run' 2-Nlrs. George Rennie. secretary: Miss Louise Van Devanter. second vice-president: Mrs.
Fred Lockwood. first vice-president.
Left to rigf7l7Miss Gladys Parker, Miss Mildred Moyer. Leslie Hear, Mrs, Ruby Somerville,
Mrs. Nellie Delany.
Busy Year for P. T. A.
Meeting every third Tuesday of the month
to carry on their activities under the direction
of Mrs. William Kohout is Lincoln's Parent-
This organization. better known as the
P. T. A., is a combination of parents and
teachers working together in both social and
To start off their full schedule for the year
the parents of the group gave a tea and reception
in the library honoring the teachers.
A meeting of particular interest was held in
January when two student council members
and Mrs. Russell Baker gave a report and dis-
cussion on conditions at the detention home.
However, the most important meeting of the
year was held on Founders Day, February l9.
when Lt. Col. F,nsley Lewellyn was their guest
speaker. Lt. Col. Lewellyn, an ex-Lincolnite.
was a fitting speaker for this occasion as his
mother was one of the first presidents of the
P. T. A. at Lincoln.
Heading their list of service projects for the
year was the important part they played in the
collection of clothes for the needy people of
war torn countries.
ln addition to their activities in Tacoma, the
P. T. A. sent two delegates to a state confer-
ence in Wenatchee on May 7-8-9.
Aiding Mrs. Kohout, serving her second year
as president were: Mrs. Fred Lockwood. first
vice-president: Miss Van Devanter, second vice-
president: Mrs. George Renni. secretary: Mrs.
Arthur Sandin, treasurer: and Mrs. J. W. Yost,