The Caddo Herald
January 16, 1920
Grammar School Notes
The fifth grade enjoyed their Christmas party very much. On Christmas day we decorated our room in the different colors. Friday we had regular work until after recess. At noon Miss Laudie, assisted by a committee of three, decorate the tree. After recess the following program was rendered.
Piano Solo…Mary Lee Styron
Duet…Dear Little Stranger
Piano Solo…Zuleika Boland
“How Christmas is Kept in Other Lands”…26 Characters
Song…Good Night Ladies
We were favored with a special song by Mary Jane Bass and a reading from James Ernest Bass, Jr.
As soon as the program was over Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus came with treats for all and assisted in taking the presents from the tree. We all enjoyed the afternoon very much, but are pleased that Yule Tide comes but once a year. Many visitors were present who seemed to enjoy themselves very much as we did. To the patrons we insist that you visit us some time when we are at work as well as on our show days.
Charles Dale visited Royse City, Texas during the holidays.
James Haralson spent Christmas in Whitesboro.
Miss Laudie spent the first part of the vacation in Durant where she heard Sousa’s Band and saw “Tiger Dose” played. We wish to thank her for a new record, a march played by Sousa’s Band that she bought there.
The fifth grade have finished their first course in Physiology and are now busy making charts which they are going to keep till school is out.
Lois McCoy, Lille Castelow, and Charlie Wynn have entered fifth grade this week.
The fifth grade pupils say they are just about in favor of doing away with Christmas holidays as all the teachers do is to spend that time in making rules to be enforced. Monday Miss Laudie tightened up all the loose screws ‘till we can’t do anything but sit up straight and study and she sure made a bad rule on talking, too.
Among the visitors this month we noticed: Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Smiser, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Crossett, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Boland, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Naylor.
The fifth grade challenged the sixth grade to an old fashioned spelling match the second Friday of December. Lillie Hickinbottom was chosen as trapper for the sixth grade and Myrtle McCreary trapper for the fifth grade. Much to the delight of the fifth grade, Myrtle trapped all of the sixth grade.
The sixth grade entertained the fifth grade with a piano recital in December. We enjoyed it very much and think that great praise is due the girls who rendered the program; their music teacher too, for their musical advancement.