Willard Middle School - Target Yearbook (Berkeley, CA)

 - Class of 1918

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38 THE TARGET Spend a nickel the Kaiser you ' ll tickle; Save a dollar, the Kaiser will holler. We save meat and we save wheat And we conserve on the sugar sweet. OUR JUNIOR RED CROSS. The pupils of YVillard School may well take pride in the interest they have shown in the work of the Jun- ior Red Cross. W hile the ' general planning has of necessity, been left to the faculty committee, the re- sponse to suggestions made to the pupils has been most satisfactory. Miss Fisher and Miss Chevret, both report that their difficulty has not been a lack of pupils to make knitted articles, but a lack of ma- terial with which to supply those who wished to work. It is safe to say that the report on articles made represents only a small part of what would have been done, had the necessary supplies been available. Miss Carpenter also reports that she has had calls for materials, to be used outside of school hours, which lack of funds prevented the commit- tee from meeting. There has been, however, at times, opportunity for pupils to do voluntary work in the sewing department, when requests came from Miss Prentis, who is manager of Junior Red Cross activi- ties for all the schools, for more work than the Eighth grade girls could take care of. In such cases the Seventh grade girls, Low Seventh as well as High, have come to the front in offering to help. Several cases of independent effort on the part of individuals or small groups have come to the notice of the faculty. Among these may be mentioned a sweater, contributed by Maurinne Hermann, to be sent, with socks and wristlets, furnished by Miss Farwell, to Harry Attix, a former pupil at the McKinley School, now in France. The same desire to serve was shown by Cornelia Morris, when she turned in $2.00 earned by knitting a sweater, to the Junior Red Cross fund. Late last fall the present H 8 class, now in Room No. 11 establish- ed a penny fund from which to stamp magazines to be sent to soldiers and sailors. Up to date they have stamped and mailed about one hundred and twenty magazines. Several old Yictrola records were offered by Katherine Cole. As they proved to be too valuable to be considered as salvage she added to the number and sent them to a recreation hut at one of the can- tonments, where they are so much desired. Miss Cowley, who is managing salvage sales for us, reports the fol- lowing: " The salvage work of the Junior Red Cross in Willard School started last fall with a newspaper and maga- zine drive from which we netted $11.15. This spring it seemed bet- ter to add our newspapers and maga- zines to the big Red Cross drive, and our contributions were used in this way. Since last year the matter of sal- vage has become increasingly im- portant, and the Senior Red Cross has established a separate depart- ment to handle the work. Through their Salvage Bureau we ' received suggestions of articles to be saved. A list of such articles was posted in each room, and brought a fine re- sponse from the whole school. As a result of this co-operation our Junior Red Cross has been able to turn in three large packages of old kid gloves. We also have on hand about one hundred pounds of

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T H E T ARC K T Bridge, " given by Miss Stearns ' Eng- lish class, was so encouraging that very one carried out the sugges- tions enthusiastically. We can always depend upon the director of our musical organizations to assist us. Miss Ellerhorst and the members of the orchestra and band gave generously of their time and talent. During the last week of April a number of girls in the high eighth class presented " The Burglar " for our amusement. The humorous situ- ations were well brought out and the audience enjoyed the half hour of entertainment. A week later, about forty pupils of the low seventh class carried us to " The Opposite End of the World. " The participants interpreted the spirit of the play in a delightful way and showed the possibilities of Red Cross work in a convincing manner. The boys of the low eighth class were determined to prove that their grade had more histrionic skill than any other. Their two farces " The Depot Lunch Counter " and " The Last Rehearsal " furnished real fun for their guests. Through the efforts of those who took part in these plays and also through the loyal support of the students in the audience, the sum of sixty-one dollars and sixty-five cents was added to the treasury. Treasurer ' s Report of the Willard School Junior Red Cross Society. Receipts. Newspaper sale $ 11.15 Membership dues 144.00 Contributions from pupils 14.92 Contributions from others 1.91 Valentine sale 11.02 School entertainment 32.00 Play, " Horatius " 22.60 37 Play, " The Burglar " ..: 18.65 Play, " The Opposite End of the World " 22.63 Play, " The Depot Lunch Counter " and " The Last Re- hearsal " 20.04 Tag sale for the pageant 600.00 $898.92 Expenditures. Yarn and other material $131.60 One-third of membership dues 48.00 One-third of tag sale receipts 200.00 379.60 Balance 519.32 $898.92 The proceeds of the tag sale rep- resents what can be done when a body of people work enthusiastically to accomplish a worthy task. We went over the top by selling one thousand seven hundred more tags than our nearest competitor. The loyal mothers of our pupils turned in nearly forty per cent of the six hundred dollars. Our thanks are due them for the keen interest they took in the campaign. The proceeds of the plays given during the noon hour indicate an average attendance of about four hundred pupils. The balance of over five hundred dollars will be an incentive to all of our Junior Red Cross workers to " carry on " the work of the worthy cause in which they serve. W. B. CLARK. But a Thrift Stamp — buy again, Show the Kaiser Ave back our men. Little beets and turnips Growing in their bed Wrap their rootlets tightly Round the Kaiser ' s head.



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THE TARGET 39 tin and lead foil which we have been holding for a sufficient rise in the price. Early in the spring an urgent call was sent out by the Junior Red Cross of Berkeley for clean rags. Willard School responded with a considerable quantity of such sal- vage. The Salvage Bureau of the Senior Red Cross decided to make salvage boards, by which to inform the pub- lic of the various things to be saved. At their request our school under- took to construct a model for such boards to be used throughout this part of the state. Under the direc- tion of Miss Allen, Rogers Parratt made an exhibit board, on which were fastened samples of valuable salvage material all properly labeled. This model has been approved by the Salvage Bureau. A photograph of it has been taken to be sent to various Red Cross Chapters, and several boards modeled from it are to be placed about Berkeley. " Erna Erbe, Rodgers Parratt, Anita Isaacs, Ancel Keys and Conrad Lut- gen have volunteered to make these exhibit salvage boards. In the series of noon hour plays given by pupils in the French de- partment, and members of the Seventh and Eighth grades, was evi- denced a genuine desire to be of service, not only on the part of the actual performers, but on the part of members of the Student Com- mittee, who were glad to bring these plays to the notice of the various class room groups, either by direct announcement, or by contributing printed posters, or hand made pos- ters. Plans are now being made for continuing our work during vacation. Several members of the faculty have already offered to give assistance to pupils who wish it, and, if the same spirit continues, there will be no break in our active work. Thanks to the May Pageant, we may count our financial support for the coming year, sufficient to pro- vide for all calls, even to the extent of making it possible for every pu- pil, through the Junior Red Cross chaannel to be an active helper in the great " world welfare " cause. Report of Junior Red Cross Com- mittee on knitted articles and gar- ments made from cloth, January to June, 1918: Soldier knitting: Sweaters, 11; scarfs, 20; wristlets, 6; helmets, 11; socks, 30 pair. General knitting: Blanket squares, fourteen. Articles for children: Bootees, 20 pair; bonnets, 24; sweaters, 20; caps, 24; scarfs, 26; baby shawl, 1; bed socks, 1; jackets, 2; blankets, 42. Garments made from cloth: Baby shirts, (flannel), 45; baby shirts, (cloth), 24; capes and hoods, 15; dresses, 41; jackets, 15; bootees, 30; blankets, 42; chemise, 30; shawls (for women), 20; petticoats and waists, 25; all-over-apron, 8; hand towels, 24; patch work quilt, 1. SERVICE. Of all the many things that hu- mans daily eat, It ' s bread and other things made mostly out of wheat. So you ' ll do a splendid service which no one can dispute When wheat foods you cut out and potatoes substitute. SHELDON COOPER.

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