THE ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT
Of The Greentown High School Will Be Held Next Tuesday Evening.
BACCALAUREATE IS SUNDAY
There Are Eighteen In Class This Year. J. Boyd Jones To Deliver Address.
The annual commencement of the Greentown and Liberty township high school will be held at the Main Street Christian church on next Tuesday evening, May 15th. The class is arranging for a fine program. The music will be furnished by the Marion Conservatory of Music, and Rev. J. Boyd Jones will deliver the class address. He is one of the best speakers in the state.
There are eighteen graduates this year as follows: James Scott, Lota Hooker, Artie Moss, Sterling Linville, Noel Lorts, Fern S. Hall, Luva Pickett, Emmett Hardy, Leota Smeltzer, Dagmer Miller, Gerlad Fox, Oscar Ellis, Edgar Hobbs, Pearlie McCoy, Ida Mae Yager, Russel Hooker, Dena Miller, Violet Gibson.
The Baccalaureate will be held at the new Meridian Street Christian church on next Sunday evening, May 13th, at which time Rev. David H. Shields of Kokomo will deliver the sermon and the orchestra will furnish the music.
The Alumni reception will take place on next Tuesday night, immediately following the commencement.
The Junior reception was held Friday evening and according to the teachers and seniors, it was one of the most brilliant and pretentious affairs ever given by any class. Music was furnished during the evening by the Kelly orchestra of Kokomo, and all joined in singing the Star Spangled Banner. A most elaborate banquet was served and many toasts were given by the teachers, seniors and juniors. Contests and entertainment occupied the time in addition to the orchestra. The Juniors did themselves much credit on this occasion and were in return given the best wishes of their well pleased guests.
Eunice McClain, Edith Osborne, Edna Bagwell, Mina Jackson, Verle Morris, Blanche Harrison, Lucille Wright, Morris Payton, Paul Petro, Arnold Pickering, Bennie Poff, Charles Strauss, Elden Jarvis.
CLASS OF 1917 HELD PICNIC
The graduating clas of the year of 1917 of the Grentown High School held a picnic on last Saturday, going in machines to Lake Manitou to spend the day among the lake breezes having a good time talking over the old school days of yore. The class roll contains the following names. Leota Smeltzer, Fern Hall, James Scott, Violet Gibson, Gerald Fox, Dagmer Miller, Leota Hooker, Russell Hooker, Luva Pickett - Cranor, Oscar Ellis, Edgar Hobbs, Sterling Linville, Dena Miller, Artie Moss, Pearlie McCoy, Emmett hardy, Noel Lortz, Ida Mae Yager. Most of the above were present to enjoy the little outing. They tried all means to keep cool even to going bathing in the lake and according to reports it was pretty hard to get some of them out of the water to start home in the evening. They took a little lunch along to satisfy their ever growing appetites, and which came in mighty handy for the way it was devoured when produced was a sight to behold. No Hooverites among the 1917 crowd. The trip was made in autos driven by Gerald Fox and James Scott. The report comes that Gerald had quite a workout during the trip fixing up punctures and blowouts. Despite the accidents all had a big time and are already making plans for next year.
[Transcribed by Lisa A. Stout 2007 December 26]
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