Odd Fellows Are Pleased
With Work Accomplished
The graduating exercises of the
I. O. O. F. Home were held Thursday
and Friday of last week. This
was greatly enjoyed by the
students and the many visiting
of the Home.
On Thursday evening the Senior
Class presented their play, "Miss
Topsy Turvy, or the Courtship of the
Deacon " All the students taking
part in the entertainment showed
talent in the presentation of
their various parts, and many pleas-
ing compliments were paid the young
actors. The cast of characters for
the play was as follows:
Topsy Turvy, Nellie Clarendon-
Winnie Mae Simmons.
Mae Golden, Topsy's Cousin—Cora
Mrs. Clarendon, Topsy's mother—
Miss Springs, Topsy's governess—
Lord Clarence, a rich Englishman—
Lee Mac Rogers
Frank Golden, Mae's Brother—Lynn
Deacon Jones, pillar of the
Ned, a servant—Irvin Clary.
The graduating exercises proper,
and the presentation of the diplomas
was held on Friday evening. After a
selection by the orchestra, Mr. T. G.
Brooks of Corsicana gave the invoca-
tion. The program was as follows.
Salutatory, Travis Boston; Class
Bessie Worley; Springtime (Donisetti-
Herbert), High School Chorus;
class Poem, Mae Wilkinson: Shepherds
All and Maiden Fair (Nevin), Bessie
Worley: As the Fleet Goes By, Cora
Smith; Toreador Song, (Bizet), High
School Chorus; Valedictory, Lynn
Commencement Address, Lockette
Stewart; Award of Diplomas, Mr.
Hawkins of Houston, chairman of the
Board of Trustees of the Home:
Award of Prizes, Messrs. E. A.
and W. H. Wray; and Graduates
Various valuable scholarships were
offered and presented to the
students. Judge J. M. Blanding
offerred a scholarship in Austin
Lynn Carter was awarded a
scholarship and Miss Bessie Worley
ceived a scholarship in the College
Industrial Arts at Denton.
Lockett Stewart who delivered the
Commencement Address is a graduate
of the I. O. O. F. school and has
Austin College where he made
a splendid and enviable record, and
A prize of $25 was given by Mr. W.
H. Wray, and was awarded to a small
ten year old boy named Linthicum
who has made an average of 98.1
This young fellow also received a
prize of $50 from a member of the
who has the same
he is no relation to the boy.
E. A. Johnson of Corsicana who '.s
very prominent in the Texas I. O. O.
F. Lodge, gave appropriate prize's to
the students making the highest aver-
age in each of the twelve grades. Mr.
Johnson has been giving these prizes
for many years in order to encourage
the boys and girls in their school
work, and develop high scholarships.
In speaking of this year's work at
the I. O. O. F. Home, Mr. Johnson
said that excellent work has been
accomplished there during the past
"The enrollment at the Home is now
about 400," said Mr. Johnson" and
everything is being done to promote
welfare of the boys and girls. We
are proud of
what has been done."
Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday June 9, 1919
Submitted by Diane Richards