Fayette County Leader
May 29, 1924
Senior Class Night.
Different from the usual class prophecy of
class day exercises was the program put on by the Senior class
Tuesday evening. The class assembled in 1944 on board the good ship
"Fate" and reviewed their lives since 1924, thus presenting a
glimpse into the future in a new manner. At the conclusion of the
remarks made by the class members songs were sung and favors were
handed out as class gifts.
Following are the characters represented
on the ship:
Hugh Grya represented Donald Dean as deck hand;
Ruth Holtzman represented Phyllis O'connell as an invalid; Marion
Humiston, Maude Timmerman as a nurse; Earle Pattison, Scott
Ostrander as a biologist; Viola Rogers, Ruby Holtzman as a teacher;
Dorothea Orr, Viola Rogers as an old maid; Ruby Holtzman and Viola
Prideaux, the Doughty Twins as dancing sisters; Scott Ostranger,
Maynard Baker as a preacher; Lucille Horton, Hazel Moore as Mrs.
Spiggott Drummond; Marcus Baker, Kenneth Rawson as President of
Harvard; Robert Fox, Marcus Baker as captain of the 'Fate;" Alfred
Stearus, Hugh Gray as a prizefighter; Naomi Smith, Mabel Kelly as
matron of the "Fate;" Maynard Baker, Robert Clothier as business
man; Lucille Bray, Naomi Smith as movie actress; Kenneth Rawson,
Robert Fox as a lawyer; Lucille Pattison, Viola Prideaux as a
retired teacher; Phyllis O'Connell, Lucille Pattison as an
instructor; Robert Clothier, Earl Pattison as a student; Hazel
Moore, Lucille Horton as an athlete; Donald Dean, Alfred Stearns as
a baseball player; Juliet Doughty, Wilma Heiden as artist; Maude
Timmerman, Ruth Holtzman as a Salvation Army worker; Wilma Heiden,
Benita Finch as a peeress; Bessie Doughty, Marion Humiston as buyer
for Sears, Roebuck & Co.; Benita Finch, Lucille Bray as a beauty
specialist; Mabel Kelly, Dorothea Orr as a book saleswoman.
The graduating exercises here held last night
at the high school gymnasium and were attended by a large crowd. The
program was as follows:
Piano Solo-Gerald Prescott
Address-Fran A Miles
Presentation of Class-Prof. C. > Homes
Presentation of diplomas-F. E. Finch
Frank A. Miles, editor of the Iowa Legionnaire,
gave a very interesting and inspiring talk relative to citizenship.
Referring to the greatness of Iowa, he state that this very
greatness constitutes a great challenge. there are problems, which
have arisen since the world war, which will require many years to
solve, and the present generation will be the one to solve them.
these graduates will be confronted by them. the speaker reviewed the
conditions all over the world today, and said that we were beginning
to wonder if all the sacrifices of the war were in vain. the world
is sick, a spark may start another world conflagration which will
make the last one seem like a sham battle. American must lead the
world, as she led it in the war, not in war, however, but in peace.
It is easy to destroy, but the process of rebuilding is long. We
have men high in office who would prostitute all to their own
advantage. We have 1,500,00 "reds" who would overthrow the
government. The deposition of many politicians is to rob their
country. What the world needs is the kind of Christianity that will
inspire the man in Fayette to consider the needs of his fellow man
Mr. Miles spoke of the spirit of pacifism which
is quite prevalent. He said if all the countries of the world were
as good as we think we are, then we could talk about absolute
pacifism. A great editor has said that war never settled anything.
Mr. Miles said that if war never settled anything, then there would
have been no declaration of independence, no freedom of the seas,
and the Kaiser would be commander in-chief of the world today. But
the big problem in the world is that of peace, and the young people,
like these graduates, must help work for it. We must all work for it
but we must not be struck down from ambush while doing it. The big
hope of the world is in the divinity of Jesus Christ, who made the
great sacrifice for the world. Mr. Miles had no patience with the
theory that the young people of the day are going to the bowwows. If
they are, he said, then we have failed in our mission to better the
world, which is the mission which all of us have, and for which we
Following the distribution of diplomas, Supt.
Holmes announced the prizes for the year. The Mrs. Chesley American
History prize of a medal in honor of her son, Frank Chesley, given
through the Sons of the Revolution, went to Owen Anderson. Miss
Benita Finch was awarded the scholarship prize, given for obtaining
the best record as a student during the four year high school
Following are the names of the graduates:
Chester J. Adams, Marcus R. Baker, Maynard e.
Baker, Lucille Bernadine Bray, Robert A. Clotheir, Donald d. Dean,
Bessie H. E. Doughty, Juliet Ann Doughty, Benita G. Finch, Robert
Lee Fox, Hugh M. Gray, Wilma Ilene Heiden, Ruby Irene Holtzman, Ruth
Aetna Holtzman, Dorothea Lucille Horton, Marion G. Humiston, Mabel
Ernestine Kelly, Hazen May Moore, Phyllis Lucile O'Connell, Dorothea
L. Orr, Scott E. Ostrander, Earle S. Pattison, Lucile Elizabeth
Pattison, Mary Viola Prideaun, Kenneth A. Rawson, Viola E. Rogers,
Naomi Irene Smith, Alfred A. Stearns, Maude Helen Timmerman.