Downingtown High School - Our Year Cuckoo Yearbook (Downingtown, PA)

 - Class of 1919

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THE CUCKOO 29 GRADUATION When upon life’s highway We at last must start, When with dear old classmates We at last must part; We are not so joyful As we thought we’d be For the good, old times of school life. In our memory’s eye we see. As upon life’s way we’re starting, And our hearts feel a throbbing pain; How urgently we desire To Ire back in school again. But the time for us at last has come In this world to do our part, So let us each his share begin, And not shirk from the start. ------------------ THE LAST NUMBER. It is customary for the last number of school magazines and papers to be entirely taken up by affairs relating to seniors or nearly so. However, on account of tbe small size of the senior class and the CUCKOO being new, it was thought best to let it stay in the form of the regular number. Nevertheless. we hope that in years to come the CUCKOO will have r ".urely senior number at commencement time as most other school papers h vc. —•••D.H.S. — IN PARTING. The staff wishes to take this opportunity to thank every one in the school, alumni, faculty and town who has helped in any way to make our new school paper a success. Whether you wrote a story for the CL1CKOO, gave an ad, helped with suggestions, or bought a magazine, we assure you we appreciate your i iterest and ask you to do as good next year. if the CUCKOO has been a success you are the ones deserving the credit. The staff can only arrange and correct material which is furnished by you. In the same way if the CUCKOO is a failure you should be the ones to blame. After this issue we lay down our tools, so to speak, and pass on to some other work. It remains for the staff next year to take up the job where we left off. If we have made mistakes, which naturally we have, may they profit by them and make the CUCKOO better in years to come. We pledge you our support even though we are not with you next year and promise not to forget the CUCKOO which first appeared when we were seniors in D. H. S.



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THE CUCKOO 31 NEWS The regular meeting of the Down-ing-YVills Literary Society was held Friday afternoon, March 21, I9t9. in the High School Auditorium. After the president had called the meeting to order and after the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting, the following program was rendered: Miss Kathryn Hess first gave 11s a contrast of old and new music. This was given in her usual entertaining manner. The resume, by Mr. George Bousum furnished the audience with some up-to-date information upon current events. The recitation by Miss Olive Miller, entitled ‘'.Mrs. Malone’s Letter,” was given in a very pleasing manner and was greatly enjoyed by all. The oration by Mr. Eugene Bowman, entitled ‘‘Devotion to Duty,” showed careful preparation and was given in a forceful manner. The piano duet, by Miss Helen Pollock and Miss Helen Haines, was much enjoyed by all. as was shown by the hearty applause. Next came the debate: Resolved, That Washington Rendered More Service to His Country than Lincoln. The affirmative was upheld by Miss Emma Boyce and Miss Mildred Peck-ett. The negative by Mr. Charles Pollock and Mr. Walter Raudenbush. 'I lie decision of both the judges and the house was in favor of the affirmative. 1 his was followed by the Sentiment Roll by the Sophomore class, and music followed by the Senior class, which was up to the usual high standard. Miss Bailor then made some very helpful corrections and suggestions. The meeting then was adjourned. ------♦D.H.S.- ------ On Friday evening. May 2, 1919, the Junior class gave a banquet in honor of the Senior class. The program was opened with music, followed by a short play by the Juniors, entitled “Bargain Day at Bloom-stein's.'' After this the classes formed in line and marched to the Lutheran Church, the Juniors going first as far as the door of the church, where the line divided allowing the Seniors to pass through into the church, where the banquet was served. This was followed by toasts, informal. "I he re-mainded of the evening was spent in dancing in the High School. ------♦P.H.S.- -— The Senior Box Social On Thursday evening,April 24.11 box social was given by the Senior class for the benefit of the Victrola Fund. A large number of High School members, teachers and outside guests were present. The first part of the evening was spent in singing songs that are old and dear to all of us. This was followed by auctioning off the boxes provided by the girls. This proved to be interesting and exciting. Mr. Moyer acted as auctioneer. Bidding was fast and high, prices ranging from one dollar to three dollars and fifty cents. When all the boxes were sold the boys opened them and found the name of the girl who had prepared it inside. Many pleasant surprises were realized. The couples then went to the Senior room to eat. I he remainder of the evening was spent in dancing, music being furnished bv the new Victrola. The social went down in the memory of all as a most enjoyable evening. ------ D.H.S. ------ The Downing-Wills Literary Society met in the High School Auditorium Friday afternoon, Aoril 4, 1919. Mr. George Pannebaker. the president pro tern., called the meeting to order, and after the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting the following program was rendered: The first number, music by the Senior Male Quartet, was well rendered and appreciated by all. The resume, by Miss Marvenia Miller, was full of news of national and local interest, while the recitation by Miss Mary Bicking was humorous and enjoyed by the audience, as shown by the applause. The Book Review, in

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