Our Past | 1948: Lots happening at Waterville School

Selected by Karen Larsen

The following excerpts come from an article published in the Feb. 12, 1948 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.


School News


Mansfield defeated Waterville Friday by making a large percentage of their shots. Waterville’s offense was good but they made only a small percentage of their shots. The score at the end of the first quarter was 10 to 3. The halftime score was 21 to 8. The third quarter score was 29 to 16 and the final score was 34 to 19 in favor of Mansfield. High point man for Waterville was John Ruud with 11 points.

New Sweaters

Girls receiving new sweaters recently include Mable Osborne, Juanita Rinker, Helen Stinson, Evelyn Corderman, Zada Heuston, Ethel Berk and Marian Heuston. The sweaters are cardinal red with gray numerals and the name on the right shoulder.

Mr. Cash’s Office

Class fights will be discussed in a student council meeting next week and a decision will be made as to the number of representatives needed from each class. The classes will then meet and elect these representatives; then this group will work on and plan for solutions for the class fights.

Mr. Lewis’s Office

Alice Malloy placed in the upper 7 percent in the State of Washington and John Ruud in the upper 4 percent in the Pepsi-Cola Scholarship examination which was taken by them in November. They represented Waterville seniors.

This constitutes an honor to the whole class because they were the ones who chose Alice and John to represent them in the test.

The snow and blow of the first of the week provided a vacation for many of the country pupils.

Shan Wainscott, Alice Malloy, and JoAnn Fletcher know how cold it was at noon Feb. 5. For a report, ask them.

FFA News

On Friday, the North Central Washington Future Farmers public speaking contest is being held at the Grange Hall at 8:30. Organizations competing in the contest are from Wenatchee, Entiat, Chelan and Waterville.

Ellis Schneider of Waterville is going to talk on “Development of the Columbia Basin Project.”

Carl Ruud was runner-up in this contest for Waterville. Mr. Ned Kimball and Mr. Parry will be the judges from Waterville. The public is invited to attend this contest.


Mr. Whitney reports that a new primary chorus has been organized consisting of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. The music department, starting the second semester, will devote one period a week to the study of fundamentals of music theory and music history.