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Union High School (Gresham) Service Flag

The Oregonian, 23 Jan 1918, page 5

Union High School, No. 2, will dedicate a service flag on which there will be 30 stars, at a special assembly tomorrow morning, in the Auditorium of the High School building. A short programme will be given as follows:

  • Music. “Sweet Melody,” Union High School Orchestra
  • introductory remarks, Principal Elmer F. Goodwin
  • instrumental trio, Miss Leisal Ruby, Miss Ruth Inglis, Glen Rusher
  • presentation of service flag, Miss Helen Hornecker, vice-president of Tri-S Club
  • song, “Star-Spangled Banner,” Treble Clef Club
  • acceptance of service flag, Mervin R. Good, president of student body organization
  • “Keep the Home Fires Burning,” Misses Jelken and Towle, Messrs. Rusher and Waldrad
  • violin solo, Miss Leisla Ruby
  • patriotic address, Judge George W. Stapleton, chairman of the high school Board of Education
  • music, “Metropolitan March,” high school orchestra

The flag was presented to the High School by the Tri-S Club, an organization in the economic department, and the following members of graduates of Union High School will be honored by having a star on it:

  • Isaac Anderson
  • Forrest Arnold
  • Emerson Brown
  • Albert Camp
  • George W. Clark
  • Wilson Eastman
  • Ernest Freeman
  • Curtis Hendricks
  • William Hillyard
  • Guerdon Humason
  • Glenn Kesterson
  • Emil Lauber
  • Alton Lovelace
  • Eldridge McCulloch
  • William Martin
  • Walter Metzger
  • Edward Noreen
  • Roy Olson
  • Guy Jones
  • Thomas Parker
  • Albert Weiss
  • Gerry Reynolds
  • Harry Stanley
  • Wilbur Stanley
  • Leslie St. Clair
  • Clark Stillions
  • Frank Rogers
  • Oscar Stone
  • Raymond Palmquist
  • Cecil Pulfer

The parents of these boys and the public generally are invited.