Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 4, 1930 · Page 7
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 7

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, June 4, 1930
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High Bcfaobl 6mm Sit Members of 'fin c6««Hiiance .of a custom lished several years ago the speakers of last evening's commpnoeinent pro- grain c.« the Senior High seKOOl were selected fron; among the honor student* o'f the class, their addresses sftre herewith printed in full, particularly to* the benefit of those persons unable to attend the exercises as' a result of the! limited capacity of the school auditorium,. By It is m» good fbrtune to have beefl chosen 48 the! fearer of greetings, very itihgA from the Class of cordial. B »——-o- . « „ , , 1930 to 'Votii ttur' parents and friends, While wC*^'* 6 that there are m&nj Who helped us Whom we, cannot greet {onight,%e at* glad to welcome you, our parents, om nearest relatives, our teacher* t-iope officials who provided our BChOOl) our best friends; are with Us tonight. We could not have reach- id the end of, our high school courses without ybur help; we" should not be here now ••. if you had not given us aid. It ban .been the part of our parents to see that we were oft to school each mothlng, that we studied and used our^tim* profitably, and that our life at home Was cheerful and happy so that we derived the most good from our schooling. Those who have had no parents to provide for them have - had othdr Relatives who willingly took oVSr'' the duties of parents and such fine guardians deserve great credit. Our teachers" Who Instructed and facl«| ttto*. , 61 swift ptbires* Sat is *l«ost pltt guided us, our friends who encouraged and cheered us, our officers • and directors who provided and equipped the modern high school, have made pur education possible. To you then 'who enables us to gain our diplomas and to whom we owe the benefits we shall realize from our education we give our slncerest greetings and deepest gratitude. We, thei class of 1930, will remember our graduation the longer because our parents and friends are with us on the night that ends our careers at Altoona High school. My subject, "Poetry Men and Boys Enjoy," I have chosen for two reasons. There is an impression among people generally that men and boys are not interested in poetry, a mistaken impression, 1 think. It is to show you what kind of poetry we like and why we like It that I have taken the topic. And also It Is especially interesting to talk about poetry because my hobby, as much, of a hobby as 1 have, is poetry. Philosophy is valuable to civilization because it makes a man think that philosophers write at great length so that few modern people have time to appreciate their work. Often poetry teaches the same point or lesson simply, briefly, and very beautifully. Not only literary and scholastic men like poetry. One of our manliest .men, the idol of the American people for years, Theodore Roosevelt, was a great lover of poetry. From his boyhood and through his active, energetic life he read and loved Browning, Poe, Longfellow,, and Kipling. Kipling must have had men like Roosevelt lii mind when he wrote: •'Oh east is Cast and west ia west, and never, the .twain shall meet Till earth and sky stand presently in .•,Y, God's great Judgment seat; ' But there is neither east nor west, border, nor breed, nor birth When two strong men stand face to face though they come from the ends of the earth." Abraham Lincoln, who gave his life to save our nation, often turned from his long duties and refreshed his mind by reading poetry. Great minds of various occupations, soldiers, dtp lomats, poets turn to the poets for recreation and learning. When Walter Hines Page, American diplomat, and Lord Grey were at a standstill In their efforts to bring England into closer friendship with the United States they talked for hours about the philosophy, in Wordsworth's poetry. And long ago General Wolfe, lying in wait below the sleeping city of Quebec, passed the dragging hours In reciting Grey's, "Elegy." Ho remarked that he would prefer to have been the author of those lines than to be the vlotor in the next day's battle. We have warriors who do not flght to bring about the destruction and death of an enemy but flght for a principle, for a tradition. They have the same courage as soldiers on the Held. Our tine football men who brought us a championship are warriors who are as Sir Henry Newbolt says, .bound with the bi'ave of all I ho earth': "To set the cause above renown To love the game boyond the prize To hpnor, while you strike him down, The foe that cornea with fearless eyes; To count the life of battle good To clear the land that 'gave you birth, WBS 1ft -Iti trampling ui „ <•"*•, i S&itn .iMurt be up Mi* gwntlo pletss ,lh« Ufa's- wArk» A, fiJ. 1 man whose counsel and wisdom must usually b* searched frota a seemffigiy light poem Is very definite'In stating this,fact In his "Reveille:" 'Wake: the silver dusk returning Up the beach, of darkness brims, And the ship of sunrise burning Strands upon the eastern rims. Wake: the vaulted shadow shatters, trampled to the floor it spanned And the tent of night in tatters Straws the sky-pavilioned land. Clay lies still but blood's a rbv8r Breath's a ware that will not keep, Up, lad: when the Journey's over There'll be" time enough to sleep." HbUsman is well known for\his understanding of the-adolescent stage of young manhood. During the German occupation "of Belgium, Brand Whitlock, the American minister to •• that country, did not like, he said, to have "Shropshire Lad," Housman's best known book of verse, far from his hand because he was struck by its simplicity and perception. I w'onder whether he smiled when he read the following lines: ( "When I was one and twenty I heard a wise man say 'Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away. Give pearls away and rubies But keep your fancy free. 1 '• But I .was one-and-twenty No use to talk to me. When I was- one-and-twenty I heard him say again 'The heart out of the bosom Was never given in vain; 'Tis paid with sighs a-plenty And sold for endless rue.' And I am two-and-twenty And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true." . Because Housman Is a human type of man who walks with the people, talks with them, and has the same Interests they have he is very well liked. And because Kipling has the most human of all traits, hope, he is loved by everyone. For those who are not pessimistic, but hopeful, there are few poems as attractive as Kipling's "Last Picture" of immortal life. "When earth's last picture Is painted And the tubes are twisted and dried, When the" oldest color has faded And the youngest critic has died, We shall, rest; and faith, we shall need It; Lie down for an eon or two Till the Master of all good workmen Shall set us to work anew. "Then\ those that were good shall be happy They shall sit in a golden chair hWveris flllVlln ttmifleTtoslkthelj ^ft battling warship Which ft ^ length gave place to tfieaV, peaceful Skies. And as he Saw sd It ha» happened, farther still he looked And world peace settled upon the pWSple and universal law governed man—universal law and world fteace Which we hav$ hot yet realized. But Lord Ten- riysbii was a see? and,he saw.the ultimate, good.-whlch shall fte. HeNsald In "Locksley Hall" "For..1 dipped into the future, far as "Human eye could see t Saw the vision of the world and all , the wonder that Would. bS; Saw, the heavens fill with commerce, 'argosies of magic salts, Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales; Heard the heavens fill with shouting and there rained a ghastly dew Frbm the nations' airy navies grappling in the central blue* Till the war drum throbbed no longer, and the battle flags were furled in the parliament of man, ths federation of the World. There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful realm in awe, And the kindly earth shall slumber wrapped In universal law." BEtTER MUSIC FOB AITOONA. By EMMA TILLIE HERMAN. 'When music sounds, gone is the earth I know, And all her lovely things isven lovelier grow; • Her flowers in vision flame her forest - trees, Lift burdened branches, stilled with ecstasies." . These words of Walter de la Mare show how easily we can forget this world with all its troubles, when under the influence of lovely strains of melody. Music is the common language, of humanity. Everyone .responds to It in some way, if only by the humming of a tune or the beating of feet to mark time, r Since we do love music, we should look for that kind which can give us the greatest pleasure. Real enjoyment can bo obtained only from good music, from classical music. Although popular music does have its place in our lives, it cannot, offer the same pleasure which good music gives. The popular songs, however, can help us to appreciate the classics, since most of them have been taken from good music. One of the flrst songs to make a raid upon the classics was "I'm Always Chasing , Rainbows" taken from Chopins; "Fantasie Im- They shall splash at \a ten-league canvas With brushes of comet's hair; They'.-, shall have real saints to draw from; Magdalen, Peter, and Paul; They shall work for an age at a sit ting And never be tired at all. . promptu." Others are Arms," from Raff's "My Baby's "Cavatina" ; 'A"nd only the Master shall praise us, And only the Master shall blame; And ho one shall work for money, And no one shall work for fame; But each for the joy of working, And each in his separate star Shall draw the thing as he sees it For the God of things as they are." Without faith in himself a man cannot be hopeful and optimistic. He can endure almost,any misfortune or suffering if he has that faith and can keep despair from his heart. A man will sacrifice his happiness and offer his body to be maimed horribly perhaps in a great war If ho knows that his cause is just and that he is dohig his best. -But there are others who suffer just as much but are never heard of, who have not even the consolation of having received their hurt for their nation, those who suffer in hospitals with blank despair all about them. William B. Henley, one of that great number, did not allow it to break his spirit. He was unconquered. "Out of the night that covers me Black as the pit from pole to pole 1 thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. "In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud; Under the bludgeonlngs of fate My head is bloody but unbowed. "Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the horror of the shade; And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. • i "It matters not how strait the gate How charged with punishments the scroll I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." • We all have misfortunes but If we had the determined strength Henley had when he wrote that poem there would be much less misery in the world. We shall have faith In ourselves if we realize, as" the philosophers and poets do, that the. movement of civilization Is going on, if we could see the situation as a whole with no dis- "Croonlng," from Liszt's; - "Liebes- traum"; and K-K-K-Katy, 1 " from an old folk.tune. These are only a few of 'the hundreds of songs taken directly or indirectly from classics. We can now understand, why Jazz Is so popular. But we should not stop here. We have received only a I taste of music's pleasure and , we should be anxious to-seek further for Its beauties. We cannot expect to enjoy classical music at the first hearing. Our tastes must be developed gradually, beginning with the simpler pieces and finally leading to the more compllcat- '^^""^00^" ed ones. ' In this respect, music ,ls no different from literature. We would not begin a. child's literary education with Browning or Milton. We know that it would be useless to try to make him understand something for which he has had no preparation. His flrst reading would include simple stories and Mother Goose rhymes. Later, as his ability grows, we would have him read the poems of Longfellow and Tennyson, until he is finally able to >mjoy the works of our greatest wrl.ters. Every v step of his literary growth shows hirirl undreamed of beauties,, and he Is thrilled by each new discovery. In. exactly the same way the appreciation of good music must be developed. We should not begin with difficult compositions, for our lack of preparation would make .them seem dry and uninteresting. First, we should become acquainfed -with the simpler ballads and folk tunes, such as Stephen Foster's melodies. Later, after passing through Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn, we would advance to -Grieg, MacDowell, Rubinstein, Liszt and many others, and eventually to Richard Strauss and Brahms. Our musical discoveries, like those in literature, nil us with delight and we are eager to become still more acquainted with them. What have the people of Altoona been doing to promote a greater love of good music? We do have movies, j victrolas and radios, but we are not brought into contact with the living j musicians and their work. In order i hat Altoona might have this advan- I :age, the Community Concert assocla- I .ion has been formed. Last year | this organization brought to Altoona such musicians as Martinelll and the Russian^ Symphonic choir. The principal artists, for the coming season will be Harold Bauer, the famous 1 *M lit* y tTptttt IB* nUm- Sold. Lftst yfcar** to tfte'popuftirily of the" p«flo*mancei,, a larger numb?* Is expected this year, Ifl addition to the Community concert association, others are making efforts Id brlnf us good music. A few months ago, Mr. Howard W. Lindaman, head ot the High school music department, and • MISS /Laura. N. KtckabaughY supervisor of grade school music, arranged .to have the opera "Hansel and Gretel" presented before an audience of delighted children. Mr. Qerhart, with his String ensemble, the Barker college with its recitals and many other teachers are helping to bring better, music to Our city. These people are working so that We may have the opportunity of hearing good music. Their main obstacle has been the seeming Indifference of the majority, but this Is gradually being overcome. Let us support the concerts which are brought to, our city; If wA do so, w*' will Increase our own h-appiness and .will build a finer and more cultural Altoona._ ,THt) JUNIOR COLLEGE. By HELEN LOUISE FLECK. I have" chosen "The Junior Cbllege" as my subject primarily because it is one of the most interesting and important problem^ before the Citizens of Altoona today. What is a Junior College? A -junior college Is/ the branch of some' higher institution of learning established In .a smaller city, such as Altoona, wherein the flrst two years of college work njay be taken up. The\ movement was originally 'begun in the early 90s by President William Ramey Harper of the University of Chicago and Dean A. F. Lange of the University of California. .The policy was hot generally approved, however, until about ten years ago. At that time smaller colleges unable to meet the Increasing costs of maintenance, dropped from non-accredited four-year colleges, to accredited junior colleges. Hlgfo school students then went to these schools to coritinue. their education for which they received full credit in the universities. From that time it's popularity has grown. In Pennsylvania at the present time there are three branch .schools, all of which are a part of the University of Pittsburgh. .The first of these to be established was the Johnstown college, opened three years ago with an enrollment ot 141 ..students. The college here Is copducted in an entire wing of the new High school building. The work pifoved such a success that the following September, 1928, junior colleges were openvd 'in both Erie and Uniontown. The students in all three enjoy the same privileges as those on the campus in Pittsburgh. Each school 1 has organized a student, self-government body, Wt thi a Jwnid? ft* fe it tft& „_... "'coilege7¥ui "itefwrnfo lidt l«t the entire bufdert <rf fffiaffc- ing It rest upon lh< should*** ef its students. By using the second' method, it would be reasonable and practical for AttdbHa to furnish tBfr building and equipment, letting the college pay the teachers' salaries, in HYgfr scUtfoH „ that generuftlty, ror city may think it ft iff thus undertaking to finance at O. J.U •least a part of It, It would Indeed be" the Altoona junior college.. . The junior college has many vantages which affeet not only ad- the two years work under consideration bttt the universities, the hlgn schools and the community as well. Let us first consider the advantage to the student. With a Junior college near at hand he would have, the opportunity- of a taking up two-year college work, receiving full credit for all studies, without the necessity of leaving home, thereby retaining home influences until older and better able to take care of himself. Bjf taking such a course he could adapt himself to college work before going to a university. He could .find out whether or hot he was capable of handling College studies without going to a lot of expense. In addition, It would afford students not taking a complete college course the opportunity of continuing their education ' beyond high school, making them better and . more desirable citizens. In this case two years of such work might prove an incentive for a student's finding a way to complete his course in a university. The junior college provides physical training for all students, wherein they obtain habits they will retain throughout life. Such a course would allow for outside research thereby making a Student better acquainted ' with his community and teaching him its needs. Its greatest advantage; however, is its economy. The student may reside at home so avoiding all the expense of boarding atoay. And after all that is the expensive past WhAt having a. junto* mean to the hundred* of children ft our school*. Financial eon* mayTiot justify th* establishing ot ft unior college at present but tne advantages mentioned ftre certainly worthy of careful consideration by the citizens of the community and sufficient argument for the founding of * junior college within a few years. of securing an education in which governs the junior college and its activities. An athletic group .has been organized Including basketball, baseball, swimming, tennis, 'track and hockey. Social and musical groups have also been organized, In addition there are several clubs, ' such as the dramatic, debating and science clubs. The Uniontown' Junior college has even printed a paper called "The Three types of junior colleges, are recognized. Those which are a part of the public -school' system similar to the high schools and elementary schools ; those which are private institutions, privately : endowed and controlled, although cooperating with the state universities in educational matters; and those which are a part of a university, although established in another city. . , There are also three ways of financing such schools. By the flrst method, the public pays 'nothing, the cost of maintenance reverting back to the students who pay for its upkeep. And yet, the city takes all the credit for having and supporting a Junior college. The second is for the city to pay at least for the building and equipment, letting the college pay its teachers their salaries. And the third is for the city to pay the entire cost, another city. A -student can save several hundred dollars even though he go elsewhere his last two years. Statistics 'show that twice »s many young 1 " people attend college where there are local facilities^ as attend college where there are no local facilities. This then makes it possible for students, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to continue their high education, How many students have been turnd from the doors of colleges because those schools were filled to capacity and had a long wait- Ing 'list? How many students have had to do without a higher education because their grades did not measure up to the standards of a university? Had there been a junior college for these young people they might have been able to realize their ambitions. These reasons alone should convince one of the need for junior colleges; of our need for a Junior college! These 'schools take care of the excess of students that the universities might otherwise have. This makes possible true university 'functioning for the teachers can give more time and attention to the students, who in the last two years, are taking up work for the special purposes they have in mind. By having a junior college here work ' would be offeree to meet local needs so that the cul tural tone of the entire community would be affected. The idea of having a junior collegi is by no'means new. I am only pointing out its many advantages in an endeajvor to secure" your support should the question ever be brought to an issue. The citizens ,of Altoona have always been generous. The Sat thfbk HISTORV OF THE ALfOOSA MtOM SCHOOL. iy DOROTHY MARIE SUMMERS. the early settlers in Pennsylvania, those hardy Scotch-Irish and German jioneers, l&ved freedom, their church and knowledge 'and brought with them their rifles, their Bibles and their Spelling books. They could afford only :he most Inexpensive schools and sometimes a deserted barn or blacksmith's shop was used until a log school could be erected. The boys and girls of today wolild be surprised beyond measure if they were to visit a school similar to those prevalent in Western, Pennsylvania 100 years ago, Schools then were one-story high, constructed of i;ough logs. They had only one room, usually about 18 by 24 feet. In one corner was a log mantle near which was an old iron stove. The stove pipe extended, not through the roof, but only through the celling to the loft. The smoke was then forced down into the classroom to the great annoyance of schoolmaster and scholars. The window extended the whole of the side or end of the building and was dovered with oiled paper in lieu of glass. The pupils sat on hewed slab benches without backs and for the writers, boards were laid on Slanting wooden pegs. A short slanting board in one corner df the room near the stove served as the teacher's desk. The teachers were usually men who, because of lameness or some other defect, were considered unfit for anything else. The only necessary qualifications were" that they be able to sharpen goose quills and flog bad boys. The schoolmaster boarded around among his pupils and Whittler gives us an excellent picture of the district schoolmaster in his poem, "Snowbound" : "Brisk wielder, of the birch and rule,The master of the district school Held at the fire his favored place." The date of the origin of ^the Al- fcffh teftttt It iWTelrtt » IWinfne »ine» tft* Vmttltt W*m *» eWtrttfS that it *»« Hi «w wMflr TWrd w*td ffelwot was the flfflt t» Wfclch the name high «roet w»» applied. But eight jrfeafs prevtoat * fe-W of the higher brunches were tatrgM In ft building In the Fourth ward. the ttfgti schuot wa» constantly 6*-* ing changed from one building to another. 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