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VOLUME IV. DIXIE COLLEGE, HONOR DAY LIST IS VERY LARGE ONE The annual Honor Day program was held Wednesday May 7th, in the Stake Tabernacle. The building was filled to capacity with students and patrons of the institutions. The aim at the Dixie is not to limit the awards to one line of activity, such as athletics to the exclusion of all others, but to so distribute the honors so as to recognize merit and leadership in the various fields. This season the honors were distributed over a wide field including, scholarship, athletics, music, debating, public speaking, poem and story writing, scouting and social service work. Following is a list of the honors and the students receiving recognition in the various activities: Highest scholastic standing as based on two years college work: LaRue Snow of Pine Valley. Highest scholastic standing as based on four years high school work: Effie Gardner of Pine Valley. Highest honors in dramatic : Karl Starr of St. George. Highest honors in operatic work : Olive Snow of St. George. High School debating honors given to all students participating in interschool debates : RodDer-al- d ney Webb, Wayne Wilson, Elvis Bessie Atkin, Webb, Terry. work College debating honors given to all students participating in inter college debates : Durward Terry, Lucile Worthen, June Bunker, Howard Miller, Mary Graham, Newel Frei, Verna Cox, Ezra Tobler. Washington Birthday oration : Howard Miller. College basket ball honors: Oliver Graff, Henry Crosby, Merrill Stucki, Owen Frei, Crayton Leavitt. hon-orHigh school basket ball s: have given the greatest service to the public. The service includes work both in the school and in the Community. Ida Seegmiller of St. George. Helen Moody and Elvis Terry received honorable mention. Best short story honors of the Amitia club contest : Agnes Bleak. Best original poem, honors of the Amitia club contest : Lottie Tobler. Heber J. Grant oratorical contest: College Student Lucile Wcrthen ; High School Student Arvilla Graff. : Extemporaneous speaking John McAllister. Boy Scout honors given to the students who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout: Bliss Jar vis. Carlyle Thompson. Utah Winners in National Chemical Society contest : First Miles, Second place Maurice place Bernice Benson. In the awarding of these scholarships several points of judgement were taken into consideration. In the case of some social service was the predomination element while In others it MAY 5, 1925 NUMBER 11. EDITOR APPOINTED Miss Lucy A. Phillips of the English department and Leo K. Homer of the Science department will be leaving the institution at the close of this season. Miss Phillips is leaving to pursue studies for the Masters DeMr. Homer will enter gree. work as an Irrigating Engineer. During the coming summer, he will be engaged as a rider on the Snake River, measuring and distributing the water to the various irrigating companies. Miss Phillips has been head of the Department of English for At their recent meeting, the student officers appointed Miss Mary Graham as the of the Dixie News for next year. Miss Graham is an efficient pupil, an honor student in debating and oratory, and last year edited the school paper. She is well prepared for the posi- Prospect and Retrospect editor-in-chi- We are .lust now completing one of the most successful school years in the history of our institution. It has been characterized by hard study, properly activities ; spiced by recreation and by a keen apprisal of the chief issues of life and of the personal qualities which best meet those issues, and then by the emphasizing of each quality as it deserves in relation to all the others. And our efforts have borne fruit as typified by 1 A first and second state prize in the American Chemical Prize Essay Contest with entrance of the winning essay in the national contest. 2 The Judd medal in debating. 3 National renown in basketball. 4 A wide reputation in music, drama, and social and religious service. All this is just a reflection on the thorough work done in the classrooms. And now affairs are being shaped for greater accomplishments next year. Standards are being raised, buildings remodeled, new departments added, and grounds improved. The faculty members are arranging for summer school and private work in the leading institutions of this and other states ; and the students are looking forward enthusiastically for the fall opening. Dixie College will create its immortality in its work for, To serve others is to live forever. 4 extra-curricul- ar the past four years. During that time she has been able to extend her influence far beyond the walls of the class room. She has been a thoroitgh and inspirational teacher, having that combination that has enabled her to get from the students an abundance of hai'd work and yet to so thrill them that they desire more. Her activities in the line of debating and public speaking have been very successful. The interest in oratory and debating, and also success in winning debating honors has perhaps reached its highest under her leadership. Miss Phillips has also been a valuable help as a community worker, rendering assistance in the various church and community organizations. Mr. Homer has been a member of the College faculty for the past two years. In addition to his successful class room work, he has been an enthusiastic supporter of clean wholesome athletics. He has been with the athletes on the great majority of their trips and has thus been able to render much valuable assistance. Both teachers leave a wide circle of friends who will ever be glad to hear from them. Their work in the College has been thoroughly appreciated by the teachers and students. tion and will unquestionably give efficient service. Her staff will be selected during the summer and assume responsibility for publications. This plan of the outgoing stupre-scho- 4 fr 4 4 4 4 444Mfr4 m ol dent officers appointing the editor was adopted for a number of salient reasons. It is felt that the editor and the staff will be given opportunity to prepare for the duties of office and with greater ease, publish a better paper. Heretofore the editor and the staff have been selected in the fall ; they have no opportunity to prepare for the work, and it becomes a real responsibility. The Department of English will offer a course in newswriting, and it is expected that the staff and the editor will register for it. The teacher of the course will automatically become the 44 4444 4 4 4 4444 of Last week two Dixie students, Maurice Miles and Bernice Benson, were reported as having won state honors in the American Chemical Association Contest. Mr. Miles won first place on the subject Chemistry and its Relation to the Home Miss Benson, second place on Chemistry and the Enrichment of Both of these papers Life. will be given opportunity to compete for the national prize. The state prize consists of twenty dollars and the national of a four year college scholarship, made possible thru the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Garvan. Mr. Miles attacked his subject from the relationship of chemistry to the physical structure of the home, to the economic support, and the defense of it from war and disease. Miss Benson showed the great many things ' ALUMNI DAY May 9, 1925. Mrs. her cooking department are busy that Chemistry has contributed preparing the menu. Grace Mrs. to the social, the individual and The toast mistress the is the industrial life. arranging A. Woodbury in a presentaunique program SOPHOMORES TO tion form. Mr. Bleak has been band in his music dance ENTERTAIN studying class. The music for the Alumni dance will be given by a band of This year has been characteri25 peces. zed by nothing but success for The officers feel encouraged the Sophomore class. This beand believe that the expected ing our last year here, they wish Banto express an appreciation for good time will be had at the quet, as the closing activity of the Dixie College and the influthe school. ence it has had upon each of their lives. The crowning class event will Dixie at the Has your year next benefited you? It can do so be the program given of consists It again and help your friends, too. Thursday night. the following: was general worthiness, future Class Song Prayer possibilities, need. William Pulsipher .... Solo Violin John T. and Mary Woodburj Ida Seegmiller of Reading scholarship: Ellis Everett Zelda Nelson and Duet Piano St. George. Gertrude Fawcett Mr. and Mrs. Seth Pymn schoOlive Snow OrSolo of larships: Jennie Palmer Helen .... Moody derville, Hortense Batty of Hur- Prognostication .... Caddie Mixed Double Quartet ricane. Andrus, Getrude McGregor, Dixie College scholarships : Wen-dJune Bunker, Vera Seegmiller, Elvis Terry Enterprise, Ezra Tobler, Oliver Graff and Robinson Enterprise, LaHoward Miller. Staheii Enterprise, EXERCISES WEEK The fourteenth Annual Commencement Exercises of the Dixie College will be held Friday evening, May 8th, in the Stake Tabernacle. President Edward H. Snow will deliver the Commencement Address. The largest graduating class in the history will receive diplomas this season. From the College there will be eighteen graduates, and in addition there are several college students that have completed all requirements but are not graduating. Fifty-thre- e students will receive diplomas from the High School. Following are the programs for the week. Commencement Program Friday May 8 Prayer Is the Souls Sincere Desire, Congegation ; Prayer, F. Whitehead ; Bible George Reading, Ruby Bryner; Vocal Selection (Double Mixed Quar-tet, Olive Snow, Gertrude Fawcett, Lucile Worthen, Edith Fawcett, Theone Jones, Elvis Terry, Lafayette Staheii, Wendell Robinson ; Piano Selection, Evelyn Thurston ; Commencement Address, Pres. Edward H. Snow; Presidents Report, Pi:es. Edgar M. Jensen; Awarding of Diplomas; Instrumental Selection, Earl J. Bleak and Company-Closing Prayer, Bishop Edward t) The propose this plan is to make definite preparation possible and evolve a system of cooperative work so that the work of the paper will be credited, at the same time lessening the work of publication. The adopted system is purely experimental, but it is the hope of its instigators that it will R. Frei. solve the paper problem. College Graduation Program Thursday, May 7, 8 p. m. sory-editor. STUDENTS WIN HONORS COMMENCEMENT ef advi- 4 Lund, Ashworth Plans are all complete for the Thompson, Grant Empey, Mel- Annual Alumni Banquet. vin Fawcett, Reed Bleak. in the Gym, held to be is It run : Glen Crosy Hunt and by. Social service honors, presented by the St. George Commercial Club to the student adjudged to UTAH, TEACHERS LEAVING Grant Cross-countr- SAINT GEORGE, THE TWO VAGABONDS The Dixie College musical department presented the Opera, The Two Vagabonds April 21, 22, and 23. The Opera was under the direction of Prof. Joseph W. McAllister, the orchestration under the supervision of Prof. Earl J. Bleak and Miss Evelyn Thurston. GRADUATING CLASSES Three large and very appreciaPRESENT GIFTS tive audiences witnessed the performance, rendering their apIn harmony with the previous plause very freely. custom of leaving a gift to the Leonard Sproul and Olive school, the fourth year graduSnow, playing the leading roles, ates are presenting a beautiful did exceptionally well ; their in- velour curtain to be used in a terpretation was good and their very attractive cyclorama now impersonation could hardly be being constructed in the auditorbettered. Thelmer Stratton as ium. The curtain is a deep, rich Simon, created a jovial atmos- brown and of the best quality e phere at every appearance. of material. It has been built Harrison, Elvis Terry, Carl for the measurements of the Workman and Theone Jones room and has the best workmanplayed their parts to perfection. ship possible to secure in curtain Phil Smith and Wendel Robin- construction. Heavy raised Ds son as the The Two Vaga- are on each section. bonds were excellent, their actThe Sophomores are probably ing and dialogue brought much the first two-yecollege class to applause and laughter. Miss leave to the school a gift. It is Ida Seegmiller, Nola Campbell, done in the hope of establishing Lillian Atkin and Lucille Worththe precedent of the college class en did very well. Each charactthe school a presentaer seemed to fit exactly the parts making tion. They are presenting apcasted him. The several waitproximately fifty dollars, to be ing maids also received honor- used as the school deems advisable mention. Beautiful cos- able in permanent improvetumes were obtained from Salt ments. This class, on its high Lake City, resulting in a heavy school the presented graduation, expense to present the Opera. flag pole. Every one seems to be very Both these gifts are greatwell pleased with the production. ly appreciated by the school. It is thru the support of the alumni M. I. A. ORATORICAL that any institution grows. The CONTEST largest institutions are often the results of endowments in various The Stake M. I. A. oratorical forms and amount. The future contest will probably be conduct- of the Dixie will be determined ed May 9. A lady and a male by the support given by its studwinner will be selected. These ents of all time. will compete the next week in The classes view these gifts as Cedar City for an opportunitw to humble appreciations extended compete in Salt Lake. for the vast institution to the The points of judgment are to them indiextended services the subject, organization and Details are outlined in vidually and collectively. the handbook. The warm weather has driven Several Dixie students are contest. the boys from the Gym. They preparing for the An-ton- ar , Opening Song, Class; Prayer; Violin Solo, William Pulsipher; Reading, Ida Seegmiller; Piano Duet, Zelda Nelson and Gertrude Fawcett; Vocal Solo, Olive Snow ; Prognostication, Helen Moody; Double Mixed Quartett, Class Members; Farewell Song, By the Class. Junior High Graduation Exercises Graduation exercises for the Junior High School Students will be held Tuesday morning in the Stake Tabernacle. The following program will be given: Prayer, Albert Baxter; Vocal Solo, Edith Fawcett; Reading, Florence McArthur; Piano Solo, Vivian Leavitt ; Valedictory Address, J. L. Bowler; Vocal Solo, Gerhard Hansen; Reading, Dorothy Snow ; Piano Solo, Georgia Wittwer ; Address, Joseph K. Nicholes; Presentation of Diplomas; Benediction, Alice Nelson. NEW ART DEPARTMENT For several years art was taught in the school but, with the change of the high school from a church to a state high school, the art department was eliminated. A need has been sensed for this department, so next year an art studio will be made of the balcony in the auditorium. Sky lights have already been placed in it and all other necessary improvements will be made. In this department will be featured landscape painting, fine art, commercial art, sign painting, china painting, and applied art. President Jenson, who has made an extensive study of the fayette have been playing some interes-in- g work and who has taught it will Theone Jones Enterprise. This has been a banner year at games of baseball between be the instructor. He did the The Dixie will open its doors Preston scholarship: Faculty art work of the annual. chosen sides. the Dixie. Tell it. next September. Come in. Hafen of Santa Clara. el y.