The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, April 9, 1908
MRS. LAURA SHIELDS, of Dudley, and daughter, MRS. CHARLOTTE SAMS and little son, of Oklahoma, visited the latter part of the week at the WM. FULTON home. They left Saturday for Indianola, where they will visit GLENN SHIELDS.
MISS MABEL CHAMPLIN returned to Ames, Monday, after a short visit with relatives and friends.
MISS FERN YOUNG is sick with the measles.
School opened Monday at the May School House, with FRED PAINE as teacher.
MISS GRACE CARROLL, of Chariton, visited from Thursday until Sunday with her friend, NELLIE CHAMPLIN.
MR. and MRS. LAUREL BOSS, of Chariton, spent Sunday with their nephew, GENE WRIGHT and family.
MESDAMES WM. FULTON, CHARITY POWERS, LAURA SHIELDS and CHARLOTTE SAMS were guests at the JOHN ENSLOW home in Derby, Saturday.
MISS NELLIE CHAMPLIN commenced a term of school Monday, at Pleasant Ridge.
Thirteen is not always an unlucky number, for the commencement exercises at May, on Thursday evening, were a decided success. The class of thirteen did honor to themselves and all concerned. It was the first time public commencement had been observed in Warren Township, but we are certain it will not be the last. The church was beautifully decorated with bunting, in class colors, and potted plants and the motto, "Not finished; just begun," was also in class colors, while dark cloth made an effective background for the class. Each of the class deserve high praise for the way they acquitted themselves. We congratulate them all and wish they may take other steps in life as successfully as they have this one. Several musical numbers were rendered by members of the class and others, which were highly appreciated by the large congregation of over 200 persons. Let us help on the commencement. We can surely afford the few extra dollars and the time that it takes to bring this bright spot to their lives. Let us learn to believe and help in anything that makes the educational or home life of our children broader, brighter, and better; anything that makes out of them the kind of people we would like for neighbors; the kind of people who will make good United States citizens. Then here's to the class of 1908 of Warren Township may each day of their lives be one grand commencement of the one that is to follow. Following are the names of the class:
RHODA DAVIS, BEULAH DILLMAN, ROY DUCKWORTH, THOMAS MCCANN, IDA ALEXANDER, ADA CHAMPLIN, WILLIE KENNEY, NELLIE CURTIS, AGNES YOUNG, GLENN DILLMAN, IVER ERLANDSON, HATTIE BARGER, JESSIE DANNER. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert February 11, 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialucas/Main.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~ialucas/Main.htm