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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

AN OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE - SAN FERNANDO HIGH SCHOOL MYSTERY - 100 YEARS OLD

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY         2011                100th Anniversary of San Fernando

On the lookout for artifacts and photos to use in The Museum of the San Fernando Valley's tribute to the City of San Fernando, Gary Fredburg discovered this 100 year old letter. Naturally, it has a mystery attached. 

 Letter mailed from San Fernando Union High School, in the City of San Fernando, California, October 26, 1911. To Doctor Isabel Crowell, Alhambra, California. (click on image to enlarge)

 Internal message reads:

QUESTIONS FOR THE ALUMNI COUNCIL
a.  Shall crec  (This may have been a false start of the list)
a.  Shall credit be given toward graduation?
b.  Shall participation in athletic practice be deemed an equivalent for classroom gymnasium work?
c.  Shall it be required at all?
d.  What practical benefit did you receive from your physical training while a student?
e.  Which is of the greater benefit to student and college, athletics or physical training and gymnasium?

HOW TO REACH SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

Will you as a Council submit for my consideration suggestions as how best to reach students in the high schools in the interest of Occidental College?


The above was affixed by a straight pin to the internal message.

Graduate Council   Nov. 4, 1911    7:30 pm
724 Amercian Bk Bldg
Important Business !
M. Messkants, Secy.

Jerry's note:  I think someone at San Fernando High School was an alumna of Occidental College. She or he is responding possbily to a meeting notification.
Let's see what the research Librarian at Oxy has to say about this mystery.  Occidental Glorious!

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