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Page 29 text:
By Enid M. Shillady
A traveller stood one summer’s day,
At the base of a mountain high,
“I’ll climb to the top,” I hear him say Though it cost me many a sigh.
We classmates stood four years agone And visioned the climb ahead,
We’ll reach the top if we start with the dawn,
So we marched with a steady tread.
Our teachers stood with anxious eyes,
All ready to help and to guide,
“Keep on”, they said, for to him who tries. Success will come and certain pride.
The climb was hard as the days went by And times passed speedily on As we learned our lessons at Downingtown High But now ’tis over and done.
We stand once more and peer afar Through the waiting years ahead,
Our motto will be our guiding star And we’ll follow the light it will shed.
My classmates are here in the dawn of Life’s day. And for us it will never be night If we always the voice of our Father obey,
And ne’er turn aside from His light.
Page 28 text:
The Thirty-Fifth Annual Banquet and Reunion of the Downing-town High School Alumni was held in the Minquas Gynasium, Friday Evening April 21, 1922.
The Class of 1917 as honor class led the way into the banquet room, which was beautifully decorated with class pennants and colors. The Class of 1920 followed.
Edwin Baldwin, President of the Alumni Association gave an Address of Welcome to which Edward McCausland, as President of the Class of 1922,responded.
A fine banquet was served after which Mr. C. O. Benner of Coates-ville gave an Address. Mrs. Helen Usher rendered a Vocal Solo. Dr. Hutchison read resolutions concerning the late Dr. L. T. Bremerman.
The Class of 1922 then sang their High School song.
Commemorative Exercises were held in the High School Auditorium February 25, 1922, in honor of John R. Hunsicker.
The following program was rendered:
Invocation—Rev. J. Rodney Russell.
Solo—Miss Marian V. Philips.
Opening Address—Robert Fox, Attorney-at-Law.
Addresses and Eulogies by Co-Workers—Stacy E. Peters, Mary R. Swayne, Thomas A. Bork and George W. Moore.
Instrumental Duet—Misses Mabel and Kathryn Tyson.
Addresses by Former Students—D. Edgar Hutchison, M. D., Asa Pennebacker, Attorney-at-Law, W. Perry Tyson, Deputy Prothonotary of Chester County.
Presentation of Tablet by Edwin Baldwin, President of Alumni Association.
Acceptance of Tablet by L. T. Bremerman, M. D.
Benediction—Rev. Joseph Schubert.
The Tablet was placed in the High School Auditorium. It bears the following inscription:
“John R. Hunsicker, B. S. A. M.”
Superintendent of the Downingtown Public Schools 1898-1915 Educator, Benefactor, Scholar, Frierd.
In Grateful Remembrance Alumni Association.
Page 30 text:
On Thursday morning, Mar. 31st, Mr. Gilbson Mcllvain gave the pupils of D. H. S. a short talk on “How to Become Known To The World”.
Mr. Mcllvain gave some good and interesting ideas on the subject. He is a well-known man in this community and the pupils of D. H. S. would like to hear a similar talk given by him again.
His lecture was interesting and a great help, particularly to the Seniors who graduate this June.
On Thursday morning, Apr. 27th, the pupils of Downingtown High School were given a lecture on “How to preserve the teeth”, by Dr. Joseph Huggins.
He explained nearly everything possible about how to care for our teeth. He also showed the growth of the teeth from childhood to maturity. Dr. Huggins illustrated bis lecture very well b;y means of slides. The advice which he gave was of great importance because it showed us the cause for the decaying of the teeth. The students were greatly benefited by the lecture and we hope that we will hear from Dr. Huggins soon again.
On Thursday morning, Apr. 15th, Mr. Gibbs, Superintendent of the
Downingtown Paper Box Factory, gave us an illustrated lecture on “How to Progress in Life”. Mr. Gibbs explained the life of a man, from the time he came across the ocean until he became President of a certain Factory.
He also stated that if anyone wants to or has attained fame in the business world, they must start at the bottom and work up. Always go for something big and try to attain it by hard work.
Mr. Gibbs has given us some good advice and we hope we may hear from him again in the near future.
Senior Class Party
On May 12th, a Senior Class Party was held at the home of William McFarlan in honor of the members of the Senior Class.
There was a large attendance including the members o . the High School Faculty.
Tie party started at 8.15 after all the guests were present. Several games were played after which refreshments were served including ice cream, cake, strawberries, candy, nuts, etc. Then more games were played after which a motion for adjournment was made and carried.
Everyone enjoyed the evening fully. The Senior Class thanks Mrs. McFarlan for her hospitality.
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