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LITERARY SOCIETY The Downing-Wills Literary Society met in regular session in the High School Auditorium on March 10, 1922 and the minutes of the previous meeting were read, approved and the following program was rendered:
Selection...........Boys Glee Club
Marion Tweed was unable to render her selection on account of illness.
Resolved that Newspapers do more harm than good. Affirmative, Emma Hilton, William Mahan; Negative, Gladys Windel, Francis Tweed.
The Judges and the house both decided in favor of the negative. Piano Solo
Jacob Pactor substituting for Helen Fisher.
Senior Sentiment Roll Call.
The Critics Report Mr. P. C. Gast The program for the next meeting was read and a motion was then carried for adjournment.
The Downing-Wills Literary Society met in regular session in the Auditorium of the High School on March 29, 1922. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved and the following program was rendered:
Song by the School.
The resume by Marian Dague was interesting and contained good
The chorus by the Seniors was enjoyed.
The book review by Enid Shil-lady was very interesting.
The debate: Resolved that the United States should prohibit Immigration for a number of years. Affirmative, Harry Rothos, Gladys Sharp; negative, Earl Drake, Helen Miley. The Judges decided in favor of the negative and the house in favor of the affirmative.
Natalie Pollock favored us with a violin solo and responded to an encore.
The Junior Sentiment Roll was exceptionally well given.
The Freshman boys entertained us with a chorus.
The Oration by Ray Sheeler was well given.
The Snapshots by George Bousum were very interesting and was especially enjoyed by the students.
The Critic’s Report, by Mr. Schmidt was very helpful and instructive as well as interesting.
The reading of the next program was followed by adjourment.
The Downing-Wills Literary Society met in regular Session in the High School Auditorium on May 10, 1922. The minutes of the
previous meeting were read and approved and the following program was rendered.:
Vocal Solo..................Mildred Barrett
Saxophone Solo..........Herbert Ash
Debate: Resolved that the laws to
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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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enforce the National Prohibition Amendments are too drastic. Affirmative, Horace Carpenter, Florence Lewes; negative, Eugene Foster sub. Alton Connell, Mary Sener. The Judges decided in favor of the negative and the house in favor of the negative. General Debate.
Selection.. High School Orchestra Freshmen Sentiment Roll Call.
Vocal Solo.............Ruth FisheT
Extempore Speech.......Frank Gee
Critic’s Report . Mr. Paul C. Gast Adjournment.
The Downing-Wills Literary Society met in regular Session in the High School Auditorium on April 7, 1922. The minutes of the previous meeting was read and approved and the following program was rendered:
Number by Girls’ Glee Club.
The Resume by Earnest Fitzgerald contained good current and local news.
Marion Tweed favored us with a solo which was up to her usual standard.
The recitation by Anna Eby was given in a very pleasing manner and showed Anna’s ability along this line.
The oration by Vernon Bently was very well given.
Debate: Resolved that the Peaceful annexation of Mexico to the United States would be for the best interest of both countries. Affirmative, Marion Davidson, Rocco Donato; negative, Paul Hoffman,
Hannah Burnett. The Judges decided in favor of the negative as did the house.
The violin solo by Beryl Young was very good.
Ethel Magee also entertained us with a recitation.
The piano duet by Alice Dolan and Eldred Dunn was up to their usual standard.
Critic’s Report, by Mr. P. C. Gast was helpful and instructive.
The reading of the next program was followed by adjournment.
On Friday Evening May 19,1922, the Annual Junior-Senior Reception was held in the Downingtown High School. We were welcomed by the Reception Committee of the Junior Class in the High School building. We then formed in line and proceeded to the Lutheran Church where the Banquet was held. The Church was beautifully decorated and the banquet feast was enjoyed by all after which toasts were given and remarks made by the Juniors and Seniors and the members of the Board of Directors and Faculty respectively. Upon returning to the School a very pleasing entertainment was rendered followed by dancing.
The Senior Class takes this opportunity of thanking the Junior Class for a most enjoyable evening.
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