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Commencement Exercises of the Free Public High School, Eau Claire

dated 22 January 1904

Donated by Lou Anne

The following was submitted from the memoirs of Wisconsin Teacher, Mary Whelan

The Xmas Class of 1903
of the
Eau Claire High School
requests the honor of your presence at  its
Graduating Exercises
Friday evening, January twenty -second
nineteen hundred and four.
Grand Opera House 
Eight P.M.
 
Class Day and Commencement Exercises
of the
Free Public High School 
Eau Claire Wisconsin
Friday, January 22, 1904, 8 P.M
Grand Opera House
 
Motto: "Perge Modo".     Class Colors: Blue and White.
 
PROGRAM

Orchestra, Grand March  "Jack Tar"..... Sousa
 
Oration and Salutatory, "What constitutes a great novelist:......Lenore Margaret Horan *

President's Address .................... Roy Cleveland Chandler
 
Oration, "Irrigaton in the West".............. Charles Mitchell Cooke
 
Oration, "The Condition of the American Laboring Classes".....Elmer Lawrence Hotvedt

Oration, "A study of Childlife from Dickens".....Matilda P. Hugdahl

Orchestra, Overture, ............................Raymond Thomas
 
Oration, "A Tribute to Eau Claire".........Josephine Amelia Johnson
Class Oration, "The Ideal Citizen"..........George Eugene Merriman

Oration, "Robert E. Lee"....................Thresa Agnes O'Leary
 
Essay, "George Junior Republic" ..........Ann Margaret Plunkett
 
Oration, "The American Invasion of Canada" ........William E. Rawlings
 
Orchestra, Selection, "Daughter of the Regiment"....  Donizetti
 
Oration, "Benedict Arnold" ..........................Mamie Margaret Roach
 
Essay, "A Study in Environment".................Belva Louise Ronne
 
Oration, "Wm McKinley"..........................Edward Theodore Winger
 
Oration, " The Developement of Literature for Children"......Grace Bessie Youngwall
 
Oration and Valedictory, "Civic Improvement"............................ Mary Elsie Sutherland *
 
Orchestra, Southern Patrole, .................. Voelker
 
Presentation of Diplomas by President of Board of Education.

*Chosen by the Class
 
Intermission
 
Orchestra,  A New Year's Party, Descriptive
--------------------------------------------
Class Play
 
THE ELEVATOR  By W.D. Howell
-----------------------------------------------
Cast of Characters
Mr. Roberts, The Host.................................Edward Huebsch
Dr. Lawton ................................................Geo Merriman
Mr. Bemis.................................................Elmer Hotvedt
Mr. Alf Bemi  is Son...................................Kimball Southworth
Mr. Miller...................................................Roy Chandler
Mr. Curwan................................................Charles Cooke
Mr. Willis Campbell.....................................Sumner Kelley
Elevator Boy...............................................Oliver Olson
Mrs. Roberts, Hostess................................Anna Plunkett
Mrs. Miller..................................................Lenore Horan
Mrs. Curwan...............................................Maud Bodine
Mrs. Crashan, Mrs. Robert's Aunt.................Margaret Bavaird
Miss Lawton, Dr. Lawton's Daughter.............Mamie Roach
 
CLASS OFFICERS
 
Roy Chandler  ............................................President
Charles Cooke, .....................................Vice President
Thresa O'Leary.......................................Secretary
Edward Huebsch....................................Treasurer

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