Oswayo Valley Mail, Wednesday
June 9, 1926
Exercise Held Monday and Tuesday
Evenings. Class Numbered 27,
Programs Both Fine.
The Shinglehouse high scool again finished the
school year by sending out a large class, in fact the largest in the history
of the school, there being twenty-seven in the class of '26. The baccalauerate
sermon at the Methodist church was delivered Sunday eveningby Rev. C.
C. Shedd, pastor of the First M. E. church of Olean, to a large and
Monday evening was Class Night and the M. E. church
auditorium and Sunday school room as well as the vestibule were filled
to capacity and they were not all occupying seats as quite a large number
has to stand during the sevices, and quite a few who could not get inside
returned to their homes.
Promptly at 8:00 o'clock as a march was being
played the class entered in single file and marched to their honored place
on the rostrum where they were seated. The auditorium was very tastefully
decorated the colors harmonizing in a way that was "restful to the eye"
as the late Billy Bissenden would say. The program was excellant
and was rendered by the members of the class in a very creditable
and pleasing manner., and it was most heartily received by the large audience.
That each and every one of the class did their very best goes without saying
-- they sure must have done some work in memorizing and rehearsing their
several parts. But we do not envy Miss Frankie Davis her part in
putting this bunch of young people through their paces for this class night
The program was rendered as follows:
||Lena Gadsby and Josephine Haire
||Jake Lemmer and Clifford Stevens
|Advice to Juniors
||Nellie Sizer and Richard VanBuren
||Howard Crandall, Anna VanSchoick,
and Gertrude Mills
The high school orchestra under the leadership
of Miss Mary Willet has done splendid and they furnished some very
good music both nights.
The Class Motto was : "He Conquers Who Endures."
Class Colors, Blue and Solver, Class Flower, White Rose.
Tuesday evening was Commencement Night, and the
auditorium of the M. E. church was filled with the relatives and friends
of the graduating class from this boro and the surrounding townships of
Sharon, Ceres and Oswayo, to listen to the splendid program rendered. The
program consisted of the following numbers: The Little Gray Church by the
high school orchestra. Invocation by Rev. F. G. Andrus. Salutatory
by Miss Kathryn Dibble. Summit by high school orchestra. Commencement
Address by Prof. Isaac Houghton of the Mansfield State Normal. Normal
by the orchestra. Valedictory by Earl Fuller. Presentation of the
Diplomas by Prof. W. H. Briggs, who also gave a short but very helpful
talk to the members of the class. Benediction by Rev. F. G. Andrus.
Military Escort by the orchestra.
The address delivered by Prof. Houghton
was exceedingly good and was listened to very attentively by the audience.
In his talk he brought out some very good points to the class, the citizens
and the school.
The members of the Class of '26 are Byron Langworthy,
Black, Karl DeGroff, Earl Fuller, Kathryn Dibble,
Gadsby, Josephine Haire, Grant Hess,
Stephens, Dorothy Manley,
Swarthout, Anna VanSchoick,
Paul Kemp, Collins Herrick
and Gertrude Mills of Shinglehouse.
Austin and Genevieve Simons of Ceres township.
Merl Gustin, Lina Kemp and Sidney Genaux of Sharon township.
Sizer and Howard Crandall
of Oswayo township.
The little town of Shinglehouse among the hills
of Old Potter county has one of the best high schools in this section of
the state. The faculty is extra good and they as well as the pupils have
worked hard to make it possible for the graduating of a banner class
this year, the biggest in its history.This is something to be proud of
and we think that every parent in Shinglehouse is proud of it too. If they
are not, they should be. The Mail joins with the citizens of Shinglehouse
and vicinity in wishing every member of the class of '26 success in whatever
they may decide to do in the future.