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Mail Tribune 100

Sept. 28, 1914

Eagle Point Eaglets by A.C. Howlett: The last time that I wrote for the readers of the Mail Tribune, I mentioned that I was going to attend the industrial school fair at the South Butte schoolhouse on Monday, Sept. 21. So, starting out at 8:30 a.m. and jogging along, looking over the fine fields of corn orchards and meadows, I had traveled about 12 miles when a car passed me containing Professor J.P. Wells, A.R. Chase and L.P. Harrington, on their way to attend the fair also, and which they dashed along so fast they could but get a glimpse of what they passed. I could take it all in as I passed the fine alfalfa fields, some cut and laying in the swatch curing and some standing while some would be in the shock, and then could see the sacks of onions and occasionally a few sacks of potatoes and the piles of corn lying in the fields already shucked out. It made me really proud to think that I lived on Butte Creek, and when I reached the fairgrounds and saw what a grand display the boys and girls had on exhibition, it made me feel still prouder that I lived among such an intelligent and progressive people.

After we had viewed the different articles that were on display and greeted scores of old-time friends, we were called to order by Professor A.R. Chase, school supervisor for this subdivision of the country, and with a short and appropriate speech he introduced Professor J.P. Wells, county superintendent of schools, and he also gave us a neat speech, but short — rather short I thought — but he said that it was dinner time and excused himself on that ground, but his speech was fine. He spoke of the necessity of having the combination of the three: the head, the heart, and the hand in any of our undertakings, and especially in the educational lines, emphasizing the necessity of intellectual development in connection with the farming industry.