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Swat the Fly

electric fanThe Summit Herald of June 7, 1918 reported that the Summit Board of Education discussed dropping German language classes in the following school year. Although all members were in favor of the idea, they were concerned about four students who would be seniors in the fall, and had already taken two years of German. Three years of a modern foreign language was a college entrance requirement, and it was not possible to switch languages in the senior year. No formal resolution was made. Mr. Nixon proposed a resolution to take all thirty copies of a German textbook ("German propaganda") no longer used by the schools and make them the basis of a public bonfire on the Fourth of July. The resolution was not taken seriously, and no one seconded it.

The Lyric Theater advertised a showing of "Over the Top", a photoplay based on the bestselling book by Sergeant Arthur Guy Empey about his experiences in the trenches.

The Co-operative Charities and the Board of Health announced a "Swat the Fly" campaign to help prevent the spread of fly-borne illnesses. The individuals bringing in the most dead flies to the Board of Health would receive cash prizes. First prize: $5.

Miss Alma Pearson provided a War Conservation Recipe for Ginger Bread made with barley flour.

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