Solomon Valley Chronicles
Lenora High School
The Solomon Valley Echo
(Text only version)
The following is a complete "text only" transcription of a 1922 issue of the Lenora Rural High School newspaper, The Solomon Valley Echo, including all advertisements. The newspaper was among several items donated to the City of Lenora by Joanne Lindley, daughter of Francis and Marie (Thiessen) Born.
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The Solomon Valley Echo
Inside front cover
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T H E S O L O M O N V A L L E Y E C H O
Volume 1 September, 24, 1922 Number 1
"I Am A Freshman"
"I'm a freshman, I'm a fresh- man" was said by twenty fresh- men Tuesday night to gain adl mittance to the Lenora High School building, to become a member of said school.
They were taken in the front door, one at a time. The girls were received in the west base- ment and the boys in the east basement. Here they were blindfolded and led up into the hall, the boys taking a dive in a pond of water, some seeming to like for they sat down in the pond. After they finished their swim they were taken up the gravel walk to the hall above where they were taken down a slide. After they had been tos- sed gently in a blanket, they were taken in a wheelbarrow to the assembly hall where they were introduced. Th sopho- mores thnn gave them the drink of the year, which was a half teaspoon of salt and a half cup of lemon juice. Some liked the drink and some did not. The girls proceeded to thred a needle sitting on a jug and the boys rooted a potato across the floor. They, then make a freshman of the Lenora Rural High School by having L. H. printed on their face. All during the initiation paddles were used freely.
Before they went home the freshman and sophomores had an ice cream feast given by the sophomore class in the domestic art room.
Pansy Metcalf, '25
Who's Got The Pep?
Sixteen husky corn fed boys reported at the gym last Monday ready to liven up the football spirit.
The coach, Mr. Arnold has sev- eral new plays and a new set of signals for all to learn.
A captain has not been elected but most of the boys have an idea who it will be.
Prof. Dillon has nine games al- ready matched and hopes to get more. The schedule now stands;
Lenora at Hill City, Sept 29.
Lenora at Selden, Oct. 6
Hoxie at Lenora, Oct. 13
Webster at Lenora, Oct. 20
Lenora at Kirwin Oct. 27
Lenora at Hoxie Nov. 3
Agra at Lenora Nov. 11
Selden at Lenora Nov. 17
Hill City at Lenora Nov. 21
Charles Tillotson, '24
Albert Clydesdale has been ab- sent from school the last few days.
During the first week of school the freshmen organized their class and elected their offi- cers and the sophomores also re- elected their officers.
The Freshmen elected Mr. H. A. Arnold as sponsor, Helen Searls, president, Harold Hisey, vice-president, Esta Moser, treas., and Beulah Wilson secre- tary. The freshmen have, also, organized an English class, Carl Zohner was chosen captain, Ma- rie Thiesen treasurer and Carl Gibson editor.
The sophomore class have their same colors as last year, burnt orange and navy blue also the same flower which is the red rose and their motto is "Life is what you make it"
The new officers elected this year are, Pansy Metcalf, presi- dent, Albert Georgeson vicepres- ident, Karl Haferland treasurer and Helen Holcomb secretary. They elected Miss. F. C. Horna- day sponsor of the class.
Miss Hornaday decided that each English class could do betl ter work in publishing this pa- per if they were organized as one so the sophomores have or- ganized their English class, too.
The officers of the sophomore English class are Karl Hafer- land president, Albert George- son editor, George Cutting sport editor, Frances Born news edi- tor and Pansy Metcalf literary editor.
Pansy Metcalf, '25
Splendid Opening For L.R.H.S.
The Lenora Rural High School opened Monday morning Sept. 4, 1922 with an enrollment of eighty-one, fifty-one girls and thirty-one boys. Of this numl ber the Seniors claim fourteen, the Juniors twenty, the Sopho- mores thenty-three and the Freshmen twenty-four. By the end of the first week one more Senior and three Juniors enrol- led and thus the total was brought up to eighty-five.
With the wholesome attitude of the students, and the exper- ience and qualifications of each teacher employed, the coming school year promises greater op- portunities than any previous year.
The faculty corpse is as fol- lows;
Prof. A. B. Dillon, Superinten- dent, who was with the Lenora RuralHigh School last year, has had extensive experience in the educational field. Besides twelve years of teaching, Prof. Dillon has served four years as county superintendent, four yrs. each as Superintendent in Alton and Kirwin and Downs. He has had an opportunity to observe the rural, grade, primary, high school and thus knows Kansas schools from the ground up. Prof. Dillon attributes much of
his success as a school executive to his first hand knowledge of school problems.
Prof. Dillon has been instru- mental in inspiring the stuudent to realiz ethe possibilities to be had in a good high school and has caused them to see the truth of "do better; do best."
Prof. Dillon holds an esteem- ed place in the hearts of the Lenora boys and girls as well as in the community. His nick- name is "Angel Boy"
Harold A. Arnold, instructor of science and manual training is with the L.R.H.S. for a second year's work. He is a graduate of River Falls Normal College, Wisconsin, and has taken summer session work at Milwaukee Normal College, University of Wisconsin, Pittsburg State Nor- mal, Kansas and University of Colorado.
Mr. Arnold also has charge of the boy's athletics and believes in teaching, honest, clean team work. His players fight to win and are not defeated when the low end of the score is theirs.
His popular name is 'Hans.'
Miss Mary E. Hussey, the well known music teacher has return- ed for her second years work in the L.R.H.S. She is a grad- uate of Washburn College and has had work in Ottawa University and at Pittsburg. Miss Hussey takes an active interest in all school activities and where a group of her students are as- sembled there is bound to be "Music in the Air" Her or- chestra and Glee Clubs typify her efforts.
Miss Madge Shover, normal training instructor is a graduate of Baker University and has at- tended normal school in Missouri and Oklahoma. Her teach- ing experience has taken her through the rural, grades and high school and thus you see she knows what problems are apt to confront a new teacher and is able to provide a solution. It is hinted that she is making real teachers instead of old maid out of her normal training girls.
Miss Florence Hornaday in- structor of English and History holds a bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Kansas. Besides teaching experience she has actual experience in the newspaper game. She believes in creative literary work, to be the means of developing clean thinking, noble minded citizens and intends to give her students opportunity for literary expres- sion. Miss Edith Alice Thornton, in- structor of home Economics comes from teh State Normal Training College at Pittsburg. She is teaching the girls to sew just so, and already the savory odors arising from the kitchen give proof as to her ability to in- struct in cooking. Miss Thornton is here making her sujects among the most popular as well
as the most practical of any off- ered in this years curriculum. L.R.H.S. is indeed fortunate in being able to secure her services for the coming school year.
THERE IS MUSIC IN THE AIR
L.R.H.S. is expecting to have a very good orchestr this year.
Although this is the first year in the orchestr for several of the students, they are willing to work and Miss Hussey, who is directing their efforts is helping them all she can.
At present the orchestr consists of the following members and the instrument each plays;
Dorothy Crans, Pauline Gai- ther, Carl Zohner, Harold Hisey, Hall Hendricks, Joe Bennett, Florence Branum, Anna Miller, Edwin Heatherinton, Melva Swinton, Ralph Niehaus, Mel- vin Breeden, Clifford Hinkle, Alma Bull.
Albert Georgeson, Walter Hin kle, Harold Swinton, Carl penter, Chester Cramer, For- rest Volkel, Arnold Hendricks, Lawrence Sargent, Helen Heath- erington.
Farrell Webb, Bruce Rich- mond, Virgil Barbo, Ernest Goodman.
Fred Smika Albert Clydesdale Ross Barbo.
Flute; Lucile Jackson
George Cutting, Ivan Bozarth, Arthur Cramer.
Mellophone; Frances Born.
Helen Bennett, Ruth Hisey, Velma Scot.
Eb Alto; Edward Crans.
Drums; Charles Tillotson.
Ruby Carson, '24
One of the aims of this years physics class is to learn about the different kinds of machinery The five divisions that will be studied are mechanics, neat, electricity, sound and light. The class is made up of junior nor- mals and seniors. The follow- ing are enrolled in the class;
Junior Normals; Ruby Carson Violet Gibson, Florence Bates, Iris Reedy, maude Schneider, Alice Phipps, Anna Miller, Har- old Swinton, Chester Cramer, Walter Hnkle and Helen Heatherington.
Seniors: Forrest Volkel, Mel- vin Breeden, Joe Bennett, Cliffl ord Hinkle, and Albert Clydesdale.
Prof Dillon has charge of the class.
Helen Heatherington, '24
Millie Fuller was absent from school last week on account of illness but is back again now.
Violet Gibson, Alva Carpenter and Charles Tillotson were cho- sen as officers of the Junior Class, at a business meeting held the first day of school.
Miss Violet is well liked among all the students and is worthy of her election to the high office as president of the Junior Class. She is to be ably and well assisted by the vice president, Mr. Alva Carpenter.
Mr. Charles Tillotson is rapid- ly proving his worth as a scribe and keeper of the minutes, by recent accurate and good work int he third year English Class. He was elected treasurer and secretary of the Junior Class.
Those from this class going out for football are as follows:
Those taking part in Orchestra and their instruments are as follows;
Clarinet: Landon Hardman
Drums; Charles Tillotson
In the Girl's Glee Glub;
In the Boy's Glee Club;
Walter C. Hinkle
The Junior Motto is "Labor Conquers Everything"
Miss Alice Thornton was chosen as sponsor.
Chester Cramer, '24
Stranger talking to George Cutting "So you wouldn't start a journey on Friday."
George, "Not I."
Stranger, "I don't see how you can have faith in such a silly superstition."
George, "Superstition nothing Saturday is my pay day.'
When the evening shadows fall,
It is bedtime for old Sol,
With the Heavens in their glory,
Pat said "It's fine, Be Gorry"
Albert Georgeson, '25
The lady teachers of the High School faculty were delightfully entertained last Friday evening at the Tillotson home on Fulton Ave. by Miss Mary Hussey. The evening was spent informally with visiting and Victrola music At a late holr the hostess assis- ted in serving delicious refresh-
ments by Charles Tillotson, af- ter which the guests departed for their respective homes. Those present were the Misses Edythe Alice Thornton, D.S. and D.A. instructor. Madge Shovre, normal training; and Florence Hornaday, head of the English and history department.
Charles Tillotson '24
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SENIOR OFFICERS CHOSEN
To engineer them through their final years work the Sen- iors have wisely chose;
Forest Volkel, President
Albert Clydesdale, Vice-Pres.
Helen Bennett, Treas.
Marie Fuller, Secretary
The Seniors have fifteen en- rolled. They have three or four boys on the football team and most of the rest of the class take part in some other school acti- vities such as basketball, track, orchestra or the glee club.
Their motto is "He who con- quers himself conquers all."
They have chosen Miss Mary Hussey as class Sponsor.
Chester Cramer, '24
The object of this years civ- ics is to make the pupil think for himself, to make better citizens of them and teach him how to better run the government.
In the civics class of the Le- nora Rural High School there are eleven girls enrolled, the names are as follows; Violet Gibson, Ruby Carson, Thelma Breeden, Ruth Cleland, Helen Heatherington, Anna Miller, Florence Bates, Maude Schnei- der, Alice Phipps, Florence Bral num, Velma Scott.
Miss Shover, teacher of the class will helpt the students draw maps and write a history of Lenora.
Ruth Cleland, '24
"Sedentary work," said the college lecturer, "tends to lessen the endurance."
"In other words," butted in the smart student, "the more one sits the less one can stand."
"Exactly," the lecturer retort- ed "and if one lies a great deal one's standing is lost complete- ly."
Ruth Cleland, '24
Miss Shover (Physiology teacher)' "Did you open both windows in your sleeping room as I told you to?"
Velma "No ma'm, not exactly. There's only one window in my room but I opened it twice."
Anna Miller, '24
Ruth H (in a music store) "I wish to buy a copy of the Stolen Rope."
Assistant, "I'm afraid I don't know of such a song"
"Why it goes tumltum-tum"
Assistant ,'Oh, you mean The Lost Chord'.'
Ruth "Yes that's it."
Who's got Pep!!?
Lenora High School
Yep! Yep! Yep!!
Wake up Lenora! Everybody is going to the first game on the Lenora High Gridiron.
Hurrah! Hurrah! Lenora has lome to life.
Charles Tillotson '24.
The Solomon Valley Echo, the official publication of the Le- nora Rural High School; pub- lished every six weeks by the folks enrolled in the English clases. Price for a year's sub- scription $1.50; single copy 40c. Address all communication to The Lenora Rural High School, Lenora, Kansas.
Chester Cramer........Junior Editor
Albert Georgeson.....Soph. Editor
Carl Gibson........Freshman Editor
Charles Tillotson George Cutting
Ruth Cleland Frances Born
Pansy Metcalf George Cutting
The writing staff includes each student enrolled in any English course.
Ivan Bozarth..........Circulating Mgr.
Freshman Circulating Mgr.
Prof. Dillon........Honorary Member
To encourage school activities to promote school citizenship, to link community, home and school, to improve our English both written and oral by offer- ing adequate means of expres- sion. To inspire the best that is in us, that is the aim of the Solo- mon Valley Echo.
CAN YOU IMAGINE--
Echo Lemon without her Eng- lish?
Professor Dillon without his stick?
Charles Tillotson with his mu- sic lesson?
Hans without his hands in his pockets?
Miss Hornaday assigning a short English lesson?
Helen Bennett without friends
Joe Bennett without his grin?
How it would seem to be in a new high school building?
I can't either.
Little Loa finds its way to ma- ny people who love to hear of the sea and who are not insensi- ble to the poetry that may lurk anmong th eships because of the rough abode of the sea muse. W. Clark Russell has a wonder- ful mental ability. Many peo- ple seem to be unconcerned about the beauty and splendor of the sea. One may be able to conceive a truer likeness of exisl tence afore the mast than W. Clark Russell may be able to draw.
Velma Scott, '24
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR
Code of Conduct -- Boys
1. Any boy in the schoolroom should not be noisy in study per- iods and he should study to the best of his ability.
2. He should always pay at- tention to what the teacher says in the class-room and always have his lessons before he gets into the class-room.
3. In the athletic field he should take part whenever pos- sible and help the glory of the school.
4. At home he should always obey his parents and help with the work and chores.
5. He should spend $7.00 a month for clothes.
6. He should get the use of the family car two times a week
7. He should do two hours work at home after school.
8. He should help pay his school expenses by working du- ring summer and after school.
9. Two nights every week he should be allowed to some- thing other than schoolwork be- cause he needs a change. If he has no change he will be a dull boy.
Code of Conduct -- Girls
1. No girl in the school- room should be noisy in the study periods and she should study to the best of her ability.
2. She should always pay at- tention to what the teacher says in the class-room and always have her lesson before she goes into the classroom.
3. In the athletic field she should always take part be- cause exercise will do her good.
4. At home she should all ways obey her parents and work wash dishes and do all kinds of housework.
5. She should spend $10 a month for clothes.
6. She should get the family car once a week.
7. She should do two hours work at home after school.
8. She should not help to pay the school expenses.
9. Three nights every week she should be allowed to do something other than school work, because all work and no play makes her a dull girl.
10 She should not waste time in school and not to go just for the fun of going to high school.
Carl Zohner, '26
Current Poetry books are be- ing made by the English classes of the Lenora Rural High. This project is to help the student be- come acquainted with poetry such as is being used today and to develop his initiative in its selection and illustration. The books will have been com- pleted by the holiday season and will be put on display at the close of the term.
Fred Smika '25
RELIEF FOR CONGESTION
"Relief for congestion is ne- cessary", this statement was made by the state supervisor of High Schools, Miss Claire Mit- chell, in the year of 1921, and nothing has yet been done. Oth- er towns Lenora's size have go- od high schools and why cannot we? We must have a new high school, one where there is room enough for us all to get in. I am sure when the people of Lenora know the actual way we have to do they will be eager to help us meet this need. What sort of place have we for our school work? One study hall, manual training room, dom- estic art room and the office, well, the boys do have part of the furnace room for Mechanic- al drawing. If the Ancient His- tory class should happen to want a map some one must cha- se all over the building hunting it, then he returns without it bel cause "there aint none". Any time during the day you might see a class reciting in the office The student sitting in the win- dows, on the office desk and ta- bles. In the hall you will see the students trying to typewrite their typewriters in the windows. The domestic science girls when cooking cannot go right to work as they should. Why? Be- cause there is not enough room and not enough material to work with.
We have no gymnasium not adequate classroom nor proper apparatus for doing our work.
Perhaps you will believe that the students could receive better life's training--at least a train- ing equal to those of his neigh- bors--if they were granted the full of their birthright; ade- quate and sufficient room and equipment for learning and re- citing lessons.
Pansy Metcalf, '25
Sunflowers at your face I gaze,
All my thought shrouded in haze.
Lovely sunflower wont you tell,
Me a story of the dell,
Hidden in the field of Maize
Kansas sunflower you are known
All about us you have grown,
Your flowers in beauty spread;
Above the living and the dead
For the wind your seeds have blown.
Oh! to lands both far and near,
Sunflower you have grown dear.
Pilgrims smile at your bright face,
As they pass life's golden base
Sunflower, speak, do you not hear.
On life's hidden trails,
I will stop to hear your tales,
Of heroes who their life did give
That their country might forever live,
For Life's end at fates rail.
Echo Lemon, '25
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Established in 1886
Your deposits in this bank
are guaranteed under the Guar-
anty law of the State of Kansas
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Inside back cover
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