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Mail Tribune 100, June 4, 1921, continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

June 4, 1921, continued


The graduation exercises which were held last night in the auditorium of the Jacksonville high school were one of the most enjoyable events that has taken place for some time. The event was noteworthy because Miss Golda Boone, who was graduated from the high school last night, is the first graduate of the Jacksonville high school since it has been made a four-year accredited high school.

One senior and seven eighth grade students received their diplomas of graduation.

The stage where the graduates sat was most beautifully decorated in the colors of the two classes, gold, blue and white and a profusion of roses, making an especially pretty background for the sweet girl graduates in their summery white dresses.

Miss Golda Boone delivered an oration of “Life is What We Make it,” which was very well composed and well given. Miss Cora Long, representing the eighth grade, gave their class poem, and Miss Evelyn Childers gave the class prophecy, which was clever and amusing.

The address of the evening was given by Professor Irvin L. Vining of Ashland. Prof. Vining gave a splendid address, which not only appealed to and inspired the young graduates, but all present. He spoke of the wonderful opportunities open to graduates of the American high schools, and ways to achieve success. One must not, however, Prof. Vining concluded, in pursuing his life’s work, forget the art of living; to be a friend to one’s fellow men and do one’s best are two of the greatest things in life.

The presentation of the diplomas was made by Nelle W. Fick, chairman of the board of education. Those receiving diplomas were Golda Boone, 1921; Lydia Borde, Otto Hagert, Cora Long, Lena Kauffman, Evelyn Childers, Edith Varney and Elma Varney, 1925.

Rev. J K. Howard gave the invocation and benediction. The musical number given during the evening consisting of a vocal solo by the Misses Hoefa and Niedermeyer; piano solo by Miss Molly Bailey and selections by the Majestic Four were very much appreciated.


The Trigonia well resumed drilling Monday at a depth of 1,190 feet. A short piece of cable, key-bolt from slip, and a small piece of slip dropped in while fishing, had to be drilled out. This made progress very slow. The well is now down 1,200 feet, and the iron that delayed drilling is practically all out. The formation has change to hard gray sand stone, slightly mixed with a brown sand resembling oil sand. There was quite a shoeing of oil when the well was last bailed. Shut down two days on account of fuel. The force will drill Sunday.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com