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Junior 9?bat?ra, 1315
"Those lily hands, those bewitching eyes, those words as sweet as taffy.
Fool the Profs, ensnare the boys: but the girls cry out. "It’s Chaffee.”
This beardless youth from the Sunflower State has developed a great deal of oratory in a little while, and for the use of charts for demonstration is excelled only by the debating adviser of the Juniors. Merritt graduated from the Alliance High School in 1913. lie has always taken an active part in all work of a literary nature. While at Alliance he was a member of the debating squad two years, and took part in the declamatory contest. He is an officer of the debating society and is a regular attendant. He is always logical and convincing. although not always readily convinced. He easily won out in the preliminary debates, and will represent his class as one of tiie four.
L. F. CHARD
"At Learning’s fountain it is sweet to drink.
Rut ’tis a nobler privilege to think;
And oft from books apart, the thirsting mind May make the nectar which it cannot find.”
A Stephen A. Douglas—in oratory and size. He is a graduate of the Brock High School, and has taught school in country and town, lie has won five medals in contests. One medal was won in the High School and the others were before the W. C. T. U., where lie won consecutively the silver, gold, grand gold, and diamond medals. He is the president of the debating society, and is very active in its behalf. Mr. Chard is a fine student and good mixer. He makes and holds friends. lie has the Inppv faculty of knowing when to keep still, lie is an active worker in the Y. M. C. A.
JOSEPH WESLEY BOYD
"Count that day lost whose low descending sun.
Views from thy hand no worthy action done.”
Joe is a product of Colorado, moved to Trenton, Nebraska, where he graduated with class honors in 1913. Taught school one year near Trenton, and decided that he wanted to have more education. lie was a member of the Trenton High School debating squad two years, and not only does he hold an office in the debating society, but he also takes an active part in the debates. Joe reasons down to fine points and is always sure to have his hearers know the history of the question. He plays basket-ball, class football and baseball, and is a fine example of an athlete, that can make good in intellectual fields.
CLYDE LEROY LEECE
"The ’Lecce’ a mighty man is he. with strong and sinewy hands.
And the muscles of his brawny arms arc strong as iron bands.”
In the preliminaries Mr. Lccce was the surprise of the week. With his loud and powerful voice, with his force and logic, with his keen wit and satire, he easily succeeded in sweeping away the arguments of his opponents as if they had been chaff. Although he had taken an active part in debating at North Bend, where he graduated from the High School, lie never rcnllv found himself until he had the opportunity to meet big people in the College debates. Immediately his stock went above par and the class elected him to be toastmaster at the Junior-Senior banquet, where -lie acquitted himself with lasting glory. He has been elected to a fine position at Clarks for next year.
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Zinnur Dr luting, 1915
E. E. ERICSON
"In arguing, too, ’debaters’ owned bis skill.
For e’en tlio van |uishcd, be could argue still—
11 is words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the 'learned classmates' ranged around.”
lie ban brudder to Ole Oleson. He was the class poet and valedictorian of his class at Oakdale. Taught school a number of years at Bristow, and Berlin, got married, and moved to Peru. He is class poet of the class of (915, was a member of the Gospel team, of the Chorus, of the Glee Club, of the Y. M. C. A. quartette, and is at present president of the Philomathcan Literary Society. He has been elected to the superintendency of the Battle Creek city schools for next year. Mr. Fricson has the rare power to hold friends in the midst of many accomplishments. He is a friend of all. and all are his friends, rave one. He is an active member of the debating society.
ROY W. KELLEY
"It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade. You can hardly put more work upon man than he is able to bear. It isn’t the revolution that destroys the machinery—it’s the friction.”
Mr. Kelley has worked his way through the school and we are all proud of him for it. He was also the class poet of the class of 1909 in the Lexington High School. He taught rural schools several years and next year will be principal of the High School at Loup City. He has always taken an active part in the debating as well as the literary society, lie is a resourceful debater, yet he is always ready to treat his opponent with utmost respect and courtesy. Although it requires a walk of four miles he is prompt in meeting his class obligations.
MISS BIRDIE SNIDER
"Men must be taught as if you taught them not.
And things unknown proposed as things forgot."
Miss Snider is a Nebraskan. She was born at Bassett, and her home is now at Florence, although she has lived in Nebraska City, where she graduated from the High School in 1910. While she was in the High School she took an active part in debating and was on the Inter High School debating squad. She has had three years’ experience as a teacher. She is especially preparing Iter-self for language and English teaching. She was a member of the debating class and gave iter talks so smoothly that at first the class thought they were committed. She is the only girl to represent the higher classes in the Junior-Senior debating arena.
MISS DIXIE FEARIE
"Kind hearts are more than coronets.
And simple faith than Norman blood.”
Miss Fearie of Seward has had a varied experience as student and teacher. While in the Academy at Wesleyan she took an active interest in elocution and oratory, and while principal at Bee she took an active interest in debating. In the preliminary she easily won a place. Her hobby, always directness of argument. and whole-hearted rebuttal. All debate lovers were sorry when she accepted a place in the Lincoln city schools. She will return and graduate at the end of summer school.
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