|Mary S Taylor
Joined: 27 Nov 2007
Location: Fresno, CA
|Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:12 am Post subject: Pacific Grove High School, Class of 1906
San Jose Mercury News, CA June 3, 1906 p4
Large Class Graduates From the High School
Pacific Grove, June 2 – The ’06 class of the Pacific Grove High School was graduated Friday evening. Excellent taste had been displayed in the decoration of Assembly Hall, where the commencement exercises were held, the platform, just beneath the successful ones, showing a solid bank of choice roses, carnations and sweet peas. The class, numbering thirteen, were: Helen Floyd-Jones, Iva Crane, Eva Towle, Frances Trine, Ora Coffey, Rowena Hendricks, Virginia Bartlett, Edith Anderson, Ruth Bonney, Everett Finley, Floyd Tuttle, Garvin O’Bryan, Leslie Fritz. The program included: Piano – Entrance march, Miss Lillian G. Scholer; invocation, Rev. G.E. Williams; baritone solo “Toreador Song” (from Carmen), henry H. Lawrence; class poem, Everett Gouldford Finlay; valedictory, Iva Edith Crane; selection from “Daisy Chain” (Liza Lehmann), California quintette: Soprano, Bertha Betarice Williams; mezzo soparano Helen Patia Balch; tenor, Milton L. Lawrence; baritone, Henry H. Lawrence; contralto and pianist, Lillian G. Scholer; address, W. Scott Thomas; tenor solo, “It Is Not Always may,” (Gounod), Milton L. Lawrence; address, Duncan Stirling; presentation of diplomas, A. Blohm; selection from “Daisy Chain” (Liza Lehmann), California Quintette. W. Scott Thomas addressed the assemblage rather than the class on “Success Dormant – The Principles,” dealing in his talk with ideals dormant, the inborn quality which develops naturally idelas into things. He touched upon heredity and home influence as a factor in character building. The vocal selection from the “Daisy Chain” by the California Quintette brought hearty applause. Recalled, they gave “Thank You Very Much” and “Blind Man’s Bluff,” the former most appropriate, following as it did, the awarding of diplomas.