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The annnal reception and banquet of the Alumni Assooiation of the Aun Arbor high school Friday evening was more largely attended tban usual. Ic was held in the high school hall and from 8 to 9 :30 o'clock a period of visiting, hand sbaking and renewing uf acqnaintanoes was enjoyed by the alumni present. At that time the march around the hall to seats at the bauqneting tables commenced, led by W. W. Wedemeyer, president of the assooiation, and Miss Emma E. Bower. Rev. J. M. Gelston invoked thu divine blessing and theu a vigorous onslangbt was made on the viands provided by Caterer Haugsterfer. This pait of the program ended Toastmaster Wedemeyer oalled for order and read letters of regret from Marión Fletcher, class of '?9, Washington, D. C. ; George A. Katzen berger, '88, G-reeaville, Ohio; R. A. Berrian, '76, Washington Agricultnral College; and Edward A. Hor too, '65, Boston, Mass. Prof. L. P. Jooelyn was tbe first one calied on to respond teja toast It was that of "The Faculty?" and in the conrseof his remarks he said a Harvard student in conversation with him had given Ann Arbor the credit of having the flnest high school in the United States and the best faoulty. He paid a glowing tribute to Prof. W. S. Perry, and said that as Washington was spoken of as the father of his country, and Dr. Tappan as father of the university, so also would Prof. Perry be spoken of as :he father of the Aun Arbor high school. He also complimented Profs. Pattengill, Chute, Montgomery and others for their share in making the school what ii ir. Miss Emma E. Bower spoke to the toast "The Board of Education. " She entered a plea that woinen who ware competent should be paid as large salaries as men when they are oalled on to do the same work, and referring to the at.tendanoe at the graduating exercises said Lit was certain that judging from the greater attendance of women than men, that the women tookrnore interest in the school work than the men did. R. C. Campbell, '90, made a hnmorous response to the toast "Whs.t We Have Forgotten" aud kept nis bearers in oontinual laughter with his funny reminisoenses James S. Handy, '91, had no toast, but told several good stories. Miss Genevieve Daffy, '89, made a oapital talk, in whioh she told of the hopes and misfortunes, snccesses and failures of her olass in a most pleasing manner. Jay Fox, president of the olass of '97, spoke for bis olass and at the oonclusion of bis remarks he and his oompanions gave the class yell. Prof. F. C. Clark, '84, oriticised the action of a looal paper in advocating that teachers' salaries be ent 25 per cent as a verv foolish move and gave somt good arguments in favor of bis assertion. He was followed by H. B. Gammon, '90, and Rev. J. M. Gels,ton, '65, botb of whom gave good speeches. The election of offleers resulted as follows: Rev. J. M. Gelston, '65, president; Miss May Cooley, '91, vicepresident; Miss Ella Bennett, '89, recording seeretary ; Miss Lncy E. Chapin, '76, corresponeïing seeretary; Cari F. Brann, '92, treasnrer; H. B. Gammon, '90, Mrs. Elmer E. Beal, '92, Jay Fox, '97, members of exeoutive committee. The tables and chairs were tben cleared away and dancing was indnlged in until 1 :30 a. m.


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