Compiled By Russell Miller
From The CHELAN LEADER Newspaper
7 June 1907
CLASS OF FOUR GRADUATE
The First to Complete Work in the High School
PROF. DAGGY DELIVERS LECTURE
Is Just as Entertaining and Forceful As Ever and the Large Audience is Highly Pleased.
An audience which nearly filled Chelan’s spacious Auditorium was present last Friday evening to witness the commencement exercises of the Chelan high school, and to hear Professor Maynard L.Daggy in his lecture on "Twentieth Century Education."
The class of four young men and women was the first to complete the course of study in the Chelan high school since its organization, and unusual interest attaches to this event on that account.
The exercises began soon after 8 o’clock. On the stage, the front of which was elaborately decorated with palms and ferns and other beautiful house plants, were seated the members of the graduating class, Professor Daggy, the speaker of the evening, the teachers in the public schools, members of the board of education and others who took part in the program.
Professor Daggy’s lecture was the leading feature of the program. Mr. Daggy had spoken before Chelan audiences on two former occasions and had gained a high place in the regard of our people. His third appearance only strengthened the good opinion Chelan people have of him; they expected something good and they were not disappointed. This lecture on "Twentieth Century Education" is rich in nutritious meaty
morsels; the parent, the teacher, the student, the school director, the business man, too, and every one else is given something worth while to think about, and the Professor’s happy knack of rendering every good thing easily digestible by means of a bit of bright witticism or a good, jolly story is in evidence everywhere from introduction to peroration.
Mr. J. A. Van Slyke, president of the school board, distributed diplomas to the graduates with a pleasing little presentation speech appropriate to the occasion.
The musical numbers on the program were supplied by members of the high school. Miss Rae Huston sang "A Japenese (sic) Love Song" and Mrs. Mabel McPherron sang "Rest Thee Well, Sweet Angel." Each of these young ladies has musical talent and a voice of rare quality, which, with proper cultivation, would bring her fame as a soloist outside the environs of her home community. A double quartet consisting of Misses Huston, Ayers, Jacobs and Roland and Messes Holden, Van Slyke, Campbell and McPherron, closed the program with the fine composition for four voices, "Anchored."
The graduates are: Blanche Ayers and Ida Jacobs, and Arthur Campbell and Howard Van Slyke. They are all of the oldest and best families in the Chelan valley settlement, and each one in moral worth and mental attainments, represents the best traditions of his or her family and the community. Each one has particularly individual talents and the disposition to make the most of them in life. The Leader predicts a happy and successful future for these deserving young people, and joins with their many friends in wishing them all the best that life affords.