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Union a Commencement Excercises Valley. The eighth annual commencement of the Union Valley High school was held at the Union Vallev school house on Friday evening, March 25. Those completing the course were Miss Grace Bowersox and Mr. Albert Morris. -Both—began—their—work-in-the-Union. Valley school and have been earnest and conscientious students. Miss Bowersox took-as''her subject, "The Sources of Happiness," in"which she oaid, "Happiness is the most desired, desired, the most sought "after and the most easily obtained of life's gifts and yet it is possessed by the fewest number number of people. We cause much unhappiness unhappiness for ourselves and those around us, because we are not true to the best that is in us. The world would be better better and happier if we would but follow the advice of one of our authors, who said: This above all to thine own self be true, And it shall follow as the night, the day, Thou can'st not then be false to any man." "The Reward of Effort" was the subject subject of A. B. Morris, who reviewed history showing how all great difficulties difficulties have been overcome by earnest efforts. efforts. Our nation has advanced until she stands second to' none, because she has made an effort to put down all evil practices. "Gradually step by step we have completely obliterated slavery, polygamy is a thing of the past, and the great antagdnisfonow left for our nation to deal with is the liquor question, and this too is gradually gradually bf;ing put down. Those finishing the Eighth grade preparatory to entering the High school were Mary Larson, Frank Johnson, Bretta Marshall and Archie Larson. Mary Larson, who for the past two years has led her class and ranked as first in the school, gave a well worded essay on "Perseverance." "No failure is utterly a failure, though' we do not accomplish our aim, we are better prepared to take up the work a second time. Persevering diligence diligence is the philosopher's stone which turns everything to gold. Perseverance Perseverance wears and wins. There are those, Of as wbo if they ao not succeed at first give way way to despair and instead of persevering, persevering, they mourn over their loss and hope that it may yet come right. Do not live in hope with your arms folded, folded, nature - smiles upon~the~mah7 who" rolls up his sleeves and puts his shoulder to the wheel." Bretta Marshall read an essay on the "Kansas Girl," in which she said, "Of all God's creatures a woman in the June of life should be the personification personification of human loveliness. The flower with one petal missing lacks perfect beauty, so the Kansas girl a a

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  1. The Belleville Telescope,
  2. 01 Apr 1904, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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