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Source: Clinton High School 1908 Annual, Published by the students of The Clinton High School, Clinton, Missouri, Lingle & Lingle, Printers - Transcribed and Submitted by Veneta McKinney
Calendar of Closing Exercises of the Public Schools.

May 18th, Monday— High School Examinations begin.

May 22nd, Friday. — Grade Examinations begin.

May 24th, Sunday.— Baccalaureate Sermon. At M. E. Church, 11 a. m. Preached by Dr. J. H. George, President of Drury College, Springfield, Mo.

May 28th, Thursday.— High School Commencement, Opera House, 8 p. m. Address by Dr. William A. Webb, President of Central College. Fayette, Mo.

May 29th, Friday. — Grammer School Graduation. High School Chapel. 2 p. m.

May 30th, Saturday,— Lincoln School Commencement. 7:30 p. m.

May 30th, Saturday.— Last Chapel. 10 a. m.


TO High School Student.

 Published monthly during the school year by the High School, Clinton, Mo.

 Subscription 50 cents the year. Single copies 10c.





LOUISE ARNOLD, Ass't. Editor.

TOM MENEES, - Athletics.

ZADELL SIMES, - Exchange.

IDA GOSS, - - - Reporter

LEROY SCOTT, - Reporter



CHAS. GRIMES, - Business Manager.






It is just about the time when a pupil begins to think seriously about vacation. How we are going to take it easy this summer when the flies are off on a visit and the hot breeze has fanned itself cool. We are going to work — father and mother— just enough to make the time pass along without monotony. There will be a rushing business done at ''The Ole Swimmin' Hole" and "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree." The school texts will be laid aside and the book dealer will be troubled with people asking for something light and breezy. Of course, if we should fail in any subject we must try to make that up — next winter. But we will not fail. We shall surely succeed in making every point, but some may be so poorly made as to require being made over.


The months of June, July, and August compose the vacation period, but at present there are all reasons for believing they will be pretty full of all kinds of events. "The Merry Widow" hat is here; and has caused so much excitement that even if it were done away with immediately, we could yet be interested by the many hold-ups, divorces and suicides which it has caused. Then very likely some little things will happen from time to time to relieve our minds. Now and then, doubtless, we will turn back and review the past and then, soaring on eagle's wings, look far into the future. There we see ourselves great personages; great in our insignificance. But these exercises are good for the imagination.


What times there will be when father and mother leave for some summer resort and we must stay behind and keep the house "Ay, there's the rub." For in that time of lonliness when we have shuffled off these loving parents, what things will come. There's the respect that makes vacation of so longlife; seemingly so. But finally mother comes home and finds everything in the wrong place, and she takes us to task for our negligence when we had expected nothing but praise. It is entirely too much and we fairly wish for the good old school days of long, long ago. Sic transit gloria feriarum .


At last the time has come for us to turn our minds to school work. The sun of our vacation has risen, traveled its path through the heavens and set, and now darkness broods over the face of the earth. Some at least may say:

"Tomorrow to fresh fields and pastures new."



The Year in Athletics.


Taken as a whole the school year 1907-1908 has been a prosperous one in Athletics. We will speak briefly of the different athletic interests.




The novelty of the Gymnasium has worn off; but there is still good interest taken in it; and its presence in the school is fully justified. Some improvements were made during the year. The generosity of Mr. Wm. F Crome, who contributed $25, made these improvements possible. An excellent punching bag platform, a wand rack and a dumb bell rack were purchased. The great drawback about the Gym is its smallness. Here is one of the places where the need of a new high school building is felt.




After talking about a tennis court for two or three years, the students went to work at the matter in earnest this year and established one. It has been the source of much pleasure and wholesome exercise. While no match games of tennis have been held with other schools, some good players have been developed. The tennis court has been an excellent investment, and next year it ought to be still more valuable.




The most popular of all high school games is coming to be basket ball. We had teams of players last year who played some inter-scholastic games and did well. Especially pleasant were the two games played with Osceola. Good games were also played with Appleton City. The school should cultivate basket ball more than it does. Since football is loosing its hold in the high schools, our boys should organize two or three good basket ball teams and practice conscientiously. The need of an indoor court for winter games is very pressing.




Athletics cost money. Realizing this the Athletic Association went to work early to make some money for spring athletics by means of entertainment. A very nice program, principally musical, was given in the High School Chapel, April 9th. It realized $58.50. As suits had been purchased last year, this sum put the baseball team in pretty good shape financially. The money has been carefully husbanded, and a good part of it remains for next year.




For many years the glory of the Clinton High School in the line of sport has been its baseball team. The great team of 1907 made a record that has seldom been equaled. The team of 1908 did not do so well as they lost one game; but they were an excellent team, and have a good string of victories to their credit. The first game was played with the Montrose team, and was won by a score of 4 to 2. The next game was at Clinton and was played in the mud. In this game Clinton defeated Central Business College by a score of 6 to 1. Then came the game with the first Montrose team at Clinton. This was a walk away for our team, the score being 17 to 5. In the return game with Central Business College at Sedalia, Clinton suffered defeat.




The Athletic Association is an organization of several years standing. It has been of considerable service in advancing the interests of the school in its line. This year, under the presidency of Everett Cornick, it has done particularly good work. Mr. Cornick's management of the baseball games was very business-like and successful.




Athletics are a legitimate part of the life of every high school. The thing is to direct them so that they will work for good instead of for harm; so that they will teach fairness, self-control, courage and perseverance. Athletics are the source of much pleasure to the students and can be made the source of much good. It will be the ambition of the students and the faculty of the Clinton High School to use this force from year to year to the greater credit of the school and the up-building of better physique and better character.


As this is the last issue of the Student for 1907-08, the editor wishes to thank every one who has in any way aided it during the year. We know that the paper is not all that it ought to be, and we hope that it may have more marked success in the future. It takes some time and trouble to keep the Student going, but we believe that it pays well for all pains spent on it. The Student should be of great benefit to the High School.


Manual Training Next Year.


At its last meeting the Board of Education ordered a manual training department put into the Clinton High School next year. This is a wise and progressive move upon the part of the Board, and it will make our high school better than ever.


Salutatory Address.


Ladies and gentlemen: — Your presence here to-night shows that you are our friends. In behalf of the class of nineteen hundred and eight, I welcome you as our friends, to the thirty-fourth annual commencement of Clinton High School. We are greatful for your appreciation, and we trust that, if we have not already proved ourselves worthy of your approval, we may do so in the future. We are not so great in number, perhaps, as some classes that have preceded us. Neither do we claim to be greater intellectually or better morally; but we challenge any class in the past, or any to be to outrival us in beauty or in our modern and modest style of dress. If none of us reaches the president's chair, it will not be because our ambitions are not high. If none of our class becomes the first lady in the land, it surely will not be because they are not worthy.


As we push out into the world, we hope to achieve something that will make our friends proud of us; and we will never forget the interest you have shown in us or how kindly you have dealt with us at times when we were undeserving. If while hunting on the shores of the great unexplored ocean before us, we should chance to find any pebble brighter than those found by other searchers, we will owe our success to the training which we received at the Clinton High School.

            Cecil Coon, '08.


On page eleven of this issue appears a picture of the old stand-bys—the C..H. S. baseball team.




Zadelle Sims  - “Afraid to go home in the dark."

Sara Ermine Bolton— “With vollies of eternal babble.”

Mabel Shepherd— " Whatever any one does or says, I must be good.”

Lillian Arvin — "Airy fairy Lillian.

Maude Hastain — "Sweet tears the awful language, eloquent of infinite affection."

Willie Gunn — "But love is blind and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit."

Ida Goss— “A harmless necessary cat"

Hazel Simes— -"Cause I’s wicked, I is. I's mighty wicked, any how, I can't help it"

Mayme Bewley — ”I want a hero, an uncommon want"

Laura Pearson— “Her statue tall- I hate a dumpy woman"

Everett Cornick— "It would talk, Lord, how it would talk"

Chas. Grimms -"And to his eye, there is but one beloved face on earth, and that is shining on him”

Louise Arnold — “I am resolved to grow fat and look young until forty”

Charlien Steel — “Trust her not- she's fooling thee.”

Harry Covington— "A bold bad man"

Cecil Coon— "Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.”

Nell Evans — “I just can’t make my eyes behave."

Alpha White—" The wildest manner and the gentlest heart”

Henry Kinyon— “He never loafs on Saturday night."

Chas. Bixman— “His nose was as sharp as a Pen, and a babbled of green fields."

Felice Pyers— "She is pretty to walk with, and witty to talk with, and pleasant too, to think on."

Lelia Trolinger — "Up up! my friend and quit your book Or surely you’ll grow double'.

Up! up! my friend and clear your looks', Why all this toil and trouble."

Ethel Tiffy — Post- Graduate.


Copyright 1908

The House of Kuppenheimer



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