"The Scribe" Published By the Riverhead High School Debating Society and Devoted to the Interests of the School Vol. 1 April 1909 No. 3.
(Americana - 20th Century - Education - Long Island - Riverhead)

Riverhead Long Island New York: Riverhead High School Debating Society, 1909. F 23 pages; editorial staff included Howard E. Duryea, James C. Lutz, A. Lowell Hallock, Raynor D. Howell, J. Wesley Warner, Lila L. Howell, Irene A. Tuthill; contents including original stories, poetry, humorous anecdotes; editorial comment - in this issue regarding Riverhead H.S. championship baseball teams and the lack of financial and student support and a note regarding the destruction of the County Review plant which printed the prior issues of "The Scribe" and apologies for printing delays due to the disaster; current topics also mentioned, with comment on the murder of an investigator of the criminal Black Hand Mafia organization in Palermo Sicily, arctic exploration with mention of Lieutenant Shackleton of the British Navy, the Cleveland child kidnapping case of Willie Whitla and news of Standard Oil Company's acquittal in a major judicial case in Missouri; with a group of alumni news and doings; athletics scores and game descriptions, and debating team record of subjects and win-loss chronology; senior class commencement honors lists; at front and at back are advertisements for many local businesses, which supported the publication: Riverhead Savings Bank, the Uptown Restaurant, Stanley Rutger first class barber shop, McCabe's Central Store, Hallett Milling Co., The Griffin House, The Woodmen Orchestra; Wm. F. Morell The Old Reliable Carriage Repository; Frank W. Satterly painter and paper hanger, various attorneys, Corwin jeweler and optometrist, W. H. Sweezy clothier and haberdasher, Howard the photo artist, Amman photographer, more; approx. 7 1/4" x 9 1/2" size; original printed and illustrated stapled paper covers, some edge, tips wear and darkening to binding, contents in very good condition; interesting early 20th century Riverhead Long Island cultural, social and educational ephemera. Good Paperback (Item ID: 23244)


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