The following are newspaper articles I found in my Grandmotherís trunk.
They do not have dates.
Vida School News
BASKET SOCIAL GIVEN AT VIDA HIGH SCHOOL
Vida, Ore., Oct. 16 (special)
The students of Vida high school gave a basket social with a short program Saturday night at the Vida gymnasium. The program was the first part of the evenings entertainment after which baskets were auctioned off by Lee Fountain with the results that about $47 was netted for the basketball expense fund. After supper, dancing was enjoyed by the young people. The following program was rendered:
Piano solo, :Jeannine" Gladys Minney; reading, "People Will Talk," Vivian Thomsen; vocal solo, "Carolina Moon, " Evelyn Burdick; reading, "The Christian Soldier," Frances Lawrence; vocal solo, "Walking Around in a Dream," Alice Kenworthy; skit, Alden Burdick, Bill Goff, Robert Britain, Wilma Post.
VIDA WINS TWO FROM MOHAWK HI
Girls and Boys play Basketball at Wendling on Friday night.
Wendling, Ore,. Dec. 7 (special)
Vida high school came to Wendling Friday eveniing with a number of rooters determined to win two games from the Mohawk union high school on the basketball court. The girls game first with real competition all the way, although Vida was never in danger of losing her lead. At the end of the half the score stood 20 to 10 but during the last half Miss Minney went to center and Mohawk staged a rally and held them even for the last half the game ending 30 to 20 favor of Vida.
Ida McBride 7
The real game of the evening was the boys game which was fast and furious all the way. The Wendling fans were feeling sorry for the team because the loss of two star players due to injuries, Ike Dorsey the speed demon from last years team and the new man Veron Maxwell who broke Thursday evening in practice. However with this crippled condition of the team they went out on the floor determined to give the best they had and they put up quite a fight all the time. At the half the score stood 10 and 11 in favor of Vida and the fans began to get very much excited to think there might be a chance to win the game after all. However the Vida boys were too much and after a fine rally in the last quarter Mohawk lost by a score of 25 to 18.
W. Goff 4
E. Goff 12
Carrol Groshong referee of both games.
VIDA SCHOOL NEWS
The seniors held a class meeting last Thursday to decide the details for commencement. It was decided to order the announcements from the Master Engraver of Portland. Purple lilac was chosen for the class flower, and orchid and silver as the class colors. The motto is "The ship on the sea of knowledge will carry us onto success." There are four seniors this year, and it is the largest graduating class we have ever had. The four seniors are, Alden Burdick, Bill Goff, Margaret Montgomery and Frances Lawrence.
Doris Donoho, janitor at Vida high school, is confined to his home, due to the ill effects of his smallpox vaccination. "Doc" Daughenbaugh is doing the janitor work during his absence.
A new fad has been started at high school recently. All the girls are wearing their collection of jewelry on their ankles.
Margaret Montgomery was absent from school last Friday. She must have attempted to "skin" the steps, but succeeded in skinning her knees instead. The week-end didnít seem to agree with her.
The enrollment of the Vida Sunday school was greatly increased last Sunday, and we hope it will continue to do so. They are giving a St. Patrickís day party next Saturday at the school house.
The vaccinations seem to be taking, judging from the number of sore arms and legs. The doctor will be up to dress them again the early part of next week.
Robert Brittan, a freshman, has been absent for four weeks. He will be kept pretty busy when he does come back, doing up the back up work.
Evelyn Burdick, a junior, is seriously ill at her a home. Her presence is greatly missed and we hope she will soon be able to be among us again.
Vida high school received its schedule for the baseball games in the "B" league. We have six games, two at home and four away from home. We have games with Thurston, Walker, Santa Clara and Coburg.
Bill Goff has a record of going to school for three straight years, and never missing a day. This record is seldom attained at Vida.
Six weeks exams are now in session at Vida, and no one will be sorry when they are over. Everyone is hoping for a better grade than they got last term.
Harry Endicott of Thurston was a visitor at school last Tuesday. We have all been wondering what the attraction is that brings him to Vida high school so often.
Miss Iris Goff, a teacher at Vida, is unable to attend school due to illness. Mrs. R.H. Payne, and George Stabenfeldt substituted for her during her absence.
"Chalk" Josephsen was absent from school Tuesday morning, but maybe he may be excused due to the fact that he brought a large pack rat for our inspection. Before the girls can be induced to go in the lab, where he is kept, they have to be very sure there is no possibility of his getting loose. The rat was christened "Oscar."
"The Santa Clarion," a very clever school paper, has been received from the Santa Clara high school. The students of the high school found it very interesting.