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Friday, September 16, 2011

School Time in Colville

School news from Colville, Washington! A little info on Colville here.

I'm not sure when school started in the area, but from this ad, I can assume not August…

--The Colville Examiner, Saturday, September 17, 1921

Though it appears high school, at least, was already in session. (Also interesting to see how few boys were in those classes that elected female officers.)

The High School Classes Elect

That woman suffrage gets its start in the seats of learning, particularly in the high school, was fully demonstrated during the past week when the different classes of the Colville high school held their annual election of class officers. Of the three class presidents elected, the freshman class being the only class which failed to elect all its officers, two were girls. Of the remaining offices, eight were awarded to girls and seven to boys.

Margaret Taylor was elected president of the senior class, making it the third consecutive time that she had directed the affairs of the '21 class as its president. Enos Rice, president of the student body, was elected vice president; Wilbur Copp, secretary; Christine Kimple, treasurer and Alice Conner to the social committee.

Following the seniors, the juniors elected Emma Hofstetter president. Miss Hofstetter has successfully served as president of the '22 class in its freshman and sophomore years. Huburt Page was chosen as vice president; Theis Johnson, secretary; Harold Baird, treasurer; Dorothy Diffenbacher was elected to the social committee.

Gerald Exley was elected president of the sophomore class, making it the second time that he has directed its affairs as president. The other officers elected were Charles Wilbur, vice president; Velma Hackett, secretary and treasurer; Bernie Schwerdfield was chosen to represent the class on the social committee. William Caldwell was the only freshman elected, the first year students electing him to represent them on the social committee.

Instead of having their class advisors appointed, the different classes elected their own class advisors. The seniors elected Miss Eleanor Wilbur, the juniors Miss Marjorie Heaton, the sophomores Miss Muriel Anderson and the freshman Miss Lelah Burgess.

According to the figures compiled by H. A. Scarborough, high school principal, there are 141 girls in the high school and 104 boys. Twenty-one girls are members of the seniors class; 28 belong to the juniors; 38 to the sophomores while 54 claim the freshman class. More boys belong to the freshman class than any other class, there being 44 first year boys; 30 claim the sophomore class; 21 pride themselves on being juniors. Only 9 boys are in the senior class, making it one of the smallest number of boys to be in the senior class in recent years.

--The Colville Examiner, Saturday, September 17, 1921

This ad amazed me--it sounds like they're saying, sit your kid in front of the record player to entertain them and keep them out of your hair!

--The Colville Examiner, Saturday, September 17, 1921

Funny little ad about appliances for "the young lady who is attending school away from home." Note the electric iron is "Indispensible to the girl who is fussy about her appearance."

--The Colville Examiner, Saturday, September 17, 1921

I find it fascinating that the eye doctor only comes to town every 3 months, if you don't want to get your glasses at the jeweler....

--The Colville Examiner, Saturday, September 17, 1921

In other news, there was a socialist, vegetarian, Russian commune 60 miles from Colville; you can read about it on Page 2.

One could totally steal that for a society in a fantasy story, I think. "We are all brothers, and we believe in Jesus" seems to be the basic expression of the Dukhobor belief….The Grand Forks Dukhobors may be crazy to content themselves with the simple life which they lead, but they are demonstrating the human ability to work few hours and yet have more than plenty, and to live and rear families without the spectre of poverty continually facing them.

--The Colville Examiner, Saturday, September 17, 1921

And I wish banks were like this nowadays.

--The Colville Examiner, Saturday, September 17, 1921

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