Brilliant Numbers Rendered by Students at Commencement Exercises.
Special to the Mercury Herald
LOS GATOS,. June 23.
The high school auditorium, brightly illuminated and gayly decorated, was filled with relatives and admiring friends of the class of 1916 at the graduating exercises held last night. The stage was a bower of greenery, the numerals "16" done in pink standing out in bold relief in the background. Through the room baskets of pink geraniums with their own foliage carried out the class colors, pink and green. The junior class carried in the flowers brought for the graduates and massed them in the foreground of the stage, beautiful flowers filling the air with fragrance and all combining to make a perfect setting for the bright young faces of the 26 boys and girls who had reached this important milestone in their life.
presented was highly interesting, opening with an overture, "High Jinks,"
(Friml) high school orchestra; the Gainsborough march, orchestra; invocation
by the Rev. Henry WINTIER; "Indian Love Song" (J.A. Jeffers), high school
octette; "The Changing Conception of Who's Who," Eva LUPTON; "Summer Now
Hath Come Among Us" (Wilson), girls' Glee club' "World's Citizenship,"
Frank SCOTT; "Merrily Goes Our Bark," high school octette; address, "Preparedness,"
Dr. LANGE; "Wiegenlied," cradle song, (Frank), Girls' Glee club; presentation
of class, W.T. WALTON; presentation of diplomas, Wm. M. GODFREY; march,
"Victorious Harvard," orchestra.
BERRY, Mary H.
BOUTON, Eloise Hortense
CARMICHAEL, Flora Belle
COATES, Eldred Arthur
DAVIS, William Harry
GERTRIDGE, Harry Drury
HAMILTON, Laura Belle
LUPTON, Edward B.
MANSELL, Helen Louise
McCLELLAN, Homer F.
NODDIN, Florence Catherine
OSMER, Elizabeth Dorothy
RICE, Virgil G.
SCOTT, Frank Marion
THOMPSON, Ruby E.
TROXELL, Edith Irene
TROXELL, Harold Cobie
YELLAND, Alice Margaret
The orchestra, under the directionm of Miss Clara SCHAAF, also the class teacher, are: Bessie OSMER, piano; Harry DAVIS, cornet; Winifred WINTLER, first violin; Dwight RUGH, 'cello; George OSMER, first violin; Harol TROXELL, second violin; Ruth ALEXANDER, second violin; assisted by the following local talent: Harry FOWLER, first violin; W.A. PLATT, clarinet; Clarence HUNTER, trombone; C.S GILMORE, flute.
inovation was reception out of doors at the close of the program. Congratulations
were not only given the class, but Professor WALTON as well, who has made
many friends in the five months he has been here. Miss SCHAAF also received
many warm words of thanks for the interest shown in the class all regretting
that she would not be here next year.