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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.
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.
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.
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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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which Miss Myrtle Good substituted for Miss Ola Good, was well given and interesting.
The next number was the debate: Resolved. That Manual Training be substituted f -r Athletics in the Downing-town High School. The affirmative was ably upheld by Miss Anna Wharry and Mr. Horace Carpenter, who substituted for Miss Anna Townsley, and Mr. Ira Knauer and the negative by Miss Pauline Starner and Miss Virginia Clark, who substituted for Mr.
Charles Cain. The decision of both the judges and- the house was unanimously in favor of the negative. After the debate was the sentiment roll, by the Freshrr an class, and following this the audience was favored with a vocal duet by Miss Esther Ax and Miss Olive Miller, which was very well rendered. The critics, reported by Miss Williams, contained some good criticisms on the different numbers. The meeting was then adjourned.
Since publishing our first issue our list of exchanges has been growing steadily. However, we would welcome many more publications from other schools to our list. Should we fail to acknowledge any exchange sent to us it will probably be due to the fact that the exchange has reached us after all our material has gone to press. We would appreciate comment on our paper from others. Only a few of the publications reaching us mention The Cuckoo in their Exchange Departments. Are we not worthy of acknowledgment?
“The Archive,” Northeast High School, Philadelphia. Pa—Your paper is very well arranged and your Literary section, especially, is to be commended. We would advise more , poetry of the same class as that which | was in your last number.
"The Helios,” Central High School, Grand Rapids. Mich.—As we expected. “The Helios is up to its usual high standard. Our only criticism of your paper is—it is not half long enough to suit us: 200 pages would be about right.
“The Brown and White,' Greens-burg High School, Greensburg, Pa.— Your cover design is especially clever. Your stories are good—well, altogether we like your paper very much.
“The Monitor,” New Castle High School, New Castle, Pa.—You certainly have a fine Class Notes Department. but why so little on your Alumni page? We wish we had some of your “Spring Fever." By the way, did you receive any of our issues?
"The Garnet and Gray," Lansdowne ; High School, Lansdowne, Pa.—We ! like the cover on your April issue.
Why not begin your "Exchanges”
; and “Class Notes” at the top of the page with a more prominent heading, and why “sandwich” your "Athletics” between your “Class Notes”? The cuts of your basketball team are good.
“The Oracle,” Gloversville High School, Gloversville, N. Y.—Is there any especial significance in the shade of the cover on your April issue? Perhaps it is an imitation of Mrs. Wilson's favorite shade for dress materials. The manner in which the story on page three starts seems abrupt to us. Why not have a "Literary Department” heading? Otherwise you suit us.
“The Red and Black." Boys’ High School, Reading, Pa.—Every one here who has read your Easter issue speaks well of it. Have you received the first two issues of 1 he Cuckoo?
“The White and Gold,” Woodbury High School, Woodbury, N. J.—T he cover of your Spring Number is very pleasing and we welcome you to our “fold.” Your material is well organized and your Exchange Department is exceptionally good. It might have been better to have had your two pages of cartoons farther apart than on consecutive pages and facing, so as to distribute the humor. Please come again.
Received too late for critisicm: “The Mirror,” Central High School, Philadelphia Pa.: "Impressions,” Scranton 1 Central High School, Scranton, Pa.
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