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Mail Tribune 100

Jan. 26, 1916


The school board is wrestling with a somewhat serious problem in the matter of finding room for the increasing attendance at the high school. Forty-five or fifty seniors will graduate in that institution at the conclusion of this semester. About 125 freshmen will enter. The school is crowded now. What to do for room for the extra seventy-five is the question yet determined. To use the Lincoln school for the junior high might relieve the embarrassment temporarily, but it would entail some inconvenience, both for the teachers and students.

That matter was discussed at the meeting of teachers and parents at the Lincoln school Monday night, at the request of Superintendent Hillis, who desired a full expression from the parents and the taxpayers. Opinions were exchanged freely. Finally, a vote was taken on the question of building an addition to the high school structure. A standing vote showed that those present favored the enlargement of the high school building. They expressed a willingness to pay the additional tax necessary to do that.

On the petition of ten taxpayers the school board will be required to call a bond election. Whether or not that coarse shall be pursued has not yet been determined. The problem must be solved. It is necessary to the educational progress of the city, it was argued at the Monday night meeting. The best solution is now being sought among the details of all of the propositions submitted.


Prof. E. L. Potter, instructor in the annual husbandry department of the state agricultural college at Corvallis, will arrive in this city Monday, July 31, and will hold a meeting at the public library at 2 o'clock in the afternoon of that day, for the purpose of meeting the livestock men of the county and discussing with them vital interests in that line. County Pathologist Claude C. Cate is much interested in obtaining a large attendance at that meeting. The livestock people of this valley should meet Prof. Potter. They will be benefited by the instruction he will offer. In addition to that, they will be able to give him much information about the condition of the livestock interests in Southern Oregon.