A business meeting was held Friday night, September 27th, after school, and the following officers of the debating club were elected for the ensuing year:
- President - Ellsworth Hobbs
- Vice-President - Charles King
- Secretary - Goldie Tozier
- Treasurer - Flora Grady
- Executive Committee - Beryl Rush, Lillian McClain, Vernon Hobbs.
The first regular meeting after organizing was held Friday evening Nov. 15, 1912, in the High School room, the proceeds to be used for the purpose of buying pictures for the room. The following program was carried out.
- Song - By Grammar and High Schools
- Report of Secretary
- Reading - The Capture of Lookout Mountain - VERNON HOBBS
- Essay - School Spirit - BLANCHE APPLEBEE
- Trio - Where Has the Beautiful Summer Gone - MISSES TRUEWORTHY, PANN & BERRY
Affirmative - Ellsworth Hobbs, Beryl Rush Negative- Lillian McClain, Charles King
The question was thrown open to the house and decided in the affirmative.
Reading -Old Penrose Piper - GEORGE TRUE WORTHY
Reading - How Tim Brann Came Back - LULU MOORE
Duet - Robin Is Coming Again - MISS CHADBOURNE and ARTHUR NASON
Reading - The Signing of the Declaration -JOHN MULLANY
The second public meeting was held on Friday evening, February 21, at the High School room and the following program was carried out.
MUSIC BY THE SCHOOL
REPORT OF SECRETARY
Reading - The Engineer’s Story- GOLDIE TOZIER
Essay - An Imaginary Adventure - FAYE RUSH
Duet - Hunter’s Song - MISSES LEAVITT and PANN
Reading - Absent Minded Hezeki’ Shaw - BLANCHE APPLEBEE
Essay - A Hunting Trip - AURA FARRINGTON
Reading - In Government Ownership Days - JOHN MULLANY
Solo - EDA TRUEWORTHY
Debate - Resolved. That all railroads in the United States should be owned and controlled by the government.
Affirmative - LULU MOORE, GEORGE TRUEWORTHY
Negative- FLORA GRADY, VERNON HOBBS
SINGING BY THE SCHOOL