The Caddo Herald
May 19, 1916
School Week in Caddo Enjoyed
In the fullest sense this has been High School week in Caddo. The Senior class, besides being lavishly and numerously entertained, have been busy with other exercises.
The first of the exercises occurred Sunday morning in the High School Auditorium, which the baccalaureate sermon was delivered by Rev. John Grainger of Durant. This and the special music was very much enjoyed by the large crowd which assembled.
Tuesday evening occurred a joint program of the Websterian and Eureka societies. This was largely attended and much enjoyed. The main feature of this program was the debate between the champions of the two societies upon the question: “Resolved, that the United States should rely upon military and naval preparedness for its future safety and maintenance of peace.”
St. Clair Homer and Ellis Smith of the Eurekas, had the affirmative, while Luther Rowsey and Fayne Harris of the Websterians had the negative.
These societies are composed of members of the High School and they are doing a wonderful work in developing the young people to think and act upon public questions.
Wednesday evening the Grammar School, under the direction of Prof. Geo. H. Frazier, gave an excellent program. The little people showed much progress from the year before, and the large crowd very much enjoyed their entertainment.
Thursday night the play “The Lone Star” was had at the opera house, given by members of the High School.
Friday evening at the High School building will be held the commencement exercises of the Senior Class. The medals and diplomas will be presented and the class addressed by Prof. Linschied of the Southeastern State Normal.
On the whole these exercises have been excellent. The patrons of the schools have enjoyed them to the fullest and they have shown their appreciation by a deep interest in the work of the school. Each year shows an improvement in the school until now we have as good public schools as any town in the state. It is a goal to which we have aimed for years and finally succeeded. There is something in our schools for every man and woman to be proud of.