Education Around Thurston County: 1913
Introduction: The following are a series of articles related to education which appeared in the Washington Standard, published in Olympia.
Miss Alice Hughes will also resume her school duties on Monday. She teaches in the McKenzie district, where the children have been enjoying a three weeks’ vacation.
Washington Standard January 17, 1913
Students Get Back
All but Two of Eight Suspended Are Reinstated in High School
All but two of eight high school students who were suspended recently on account of the Centralia escapade and the hazing of Willis Blake, son of F.G. Blake of this city and editor of the high school paper, “The Olympus,” have given the school authorities assurances that their behavior will be satisfactory in the future and have been re-instated, according to C.E. Beach, city superintendent of schools. As soon as the other two make like assurances, they will be re-instated, Mr. Beach says, though one who has been in trouble on two previous occasions must appear before the school board.
Only three of the students were implicated in the hazing stunt, when they took after young Blake one night last week and chased him from down town to within a short distance of his home on the Westside, where they caught him and “painted” him with iodine. The eight suspended were: Walter Draham, Hubert Scully, Clarence Springer, John Dille, Ed Winstantly, Chalmers Musgrove, Joe Kegley and E. Brazel.
Washington Standard December 12, 1913