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Transcribed by Charles Dobie from a programme held in the Perth Museum Archives.
P. C. I. COMMENCEMENT Balderson Theatre --- FRIDAY EVENING FEBRUARY 18 1927 8 pm ------ PROGRAMME 1. The Musical Aces: Messrs. L. Consitt, J. Gould, W. Clement, H. Mulholland, G. McLaren 2. Introductory Remarks and Presentation of Upper and Middle School Diplomas and Greek Prize - - Principal Hardy 3. Presentations: Commercial Diplomas and I. Kenyon's Sr. Commercial Medal -- Mr. F.C. Avery, Chairman, Bd. of Education Stewart Scholarships -- Mr. T. A. Rodgers, Mayor of Perth. Girls' and Boys' Crests and Staff Medal -- Mr. J. S. L. McNeely, M.A., Chairman Collegiate Committee. Staff Medal, Girls' Championship -- Miss Emma McLaren Athletic Awards -- His Honour Judge J. H. Scott, W. B. Hart, Sr. Championship Shield--Earl Spalding F. A. Girdwood, Jr. Championship Cup--Edward Rowe E. B. Code--J.H. Hardy Juvenile Cup--Robert Code Cadet Awards Col. Caldwell Swagger Stick - - Ford Dickson Strathcona Medal - - Orville Kirkham Dominion Marksmen Medals Ottawa Old Boys' Scholarship - - Dr. D. Currie 4. Violin Solo (a) Traumerei (b) Mighty Like a Rose - - Joseph Gould 5. Country Dance, Cotland Quadrille - - Form III. Girls 6. Valedictory - - - James Girdwood 7. Gymnastic Work - - - P. C. I. Boys 8. Piano Solo, Hungary (Carl Kolling) - Miss Gertrude Brown 9. Russian Folk Dance (Kolomeyka) Forms IV. and V.P.C.I. Girls 10. Rifle Drill - - - P.C.I. Boys 11. Orchestra ---- THE MERRY MILKMAIDS A short operetta in one act List of Characters in the order of appearance Chorus of Milkmaids, Farmers' Brigade, etc. Janet (Soprano) - - Isobel Charlton Anita (Alto) - - - - Doris Stone Brigade Captain - - - Jack King Dorothy (Alto) A lovesick maid - - Jean Paterson Alma - - - - - Mary Shaw Clara - - - - - Lucille Ansley Blanch - - - - - Ruth Walker Juanita (Soprano) - - - Jean Anderson Myrtle - - - - - K. Clement Maude - - - - Aileen Consitt Fay - - - - - Helene Wilson Margery - - - - Christine McLaren Judge (Baritone) - - - Joseph Gould Two Jolly Farmers - - Hugh Bedford-Jones and Jack King The Commodore (A Masquerading Villain) - Jack Paterson Afterwards a beggar The Doctor (Who Knows the Commodore) - Philip Karakowsky Afterwards a Peddler The Queen (Soprano) - - - Sarah Hossie Farmer Jim (Tenor) - - - Jack Geddes Ruth (Alto) - - - - Myrtle Munro Monica (Mezzo Soprano) - - Edith Briggs ARGUMENT The Milkmaids' greeting to the morning is answered by the farmer boys on their way to the field. The Village Judge passes that way, akjusts matters and departs. Two jolly farmers appear, and the maids are off to the milking. The Commodore takes ad- vantage of circumstances, is suprised by the Doctor, but eludes his persecutor. The Fairy Queen returns from her morning work and welcomes the Maids. Dorothy lingers behind to tell the Queen her morning adventure, the Beggar (the Commodore in real life) appears, tells his tale of misfortune, and departs. Farmer Jim enters, with confessions, to learn that he is, alas "too late." The milking is done, but the pails and buckets must be polished and put away. The Doctor (disguised as Peddler, and looking for the Commodore) tells of his wares. Ruth introduces romance and Mother Monica, an Indian fortune teller, appears. Dorothy crosses her palm, and has her fortune read. The Vesper Hymn is heard outside and the operetta closes with a bright chorus. MUSICAL DIRECTOR - - Mr. J.G. PATERSON ASSISTANT - - Miss H.G. RAITT, M.A. ACCOMPANIST - - Miss THELMA MacNEIL ASSISTANT ACCOMPANIST Miss GERTRUDE BROWN ------ SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Stewart Scholarships Upper School -- Miss Bessie Barr. Middle School -- Miss Margaret Powers. Carter Scholarships First -- Miss Bessie Barr. Third -- Charles Donovan. Ottawa Old Boys' Scholarships Girls' -- Miss Helene Wilson. Boys' -- Kenneth Erwin. Sr. Commercial Medal Miss Elizabeth Taulty. Hardy Greek Prize -- Miss Jean Anderson. Fowler Classical Prize -- Miss Bessie Barr. Hutchinson Oratorical Medal -- Harry Gould. I. O. D. E. Prizes Middle School -- Edith Bailey and Patrick Closs Lower School -- Arnold MacFarlane. GRADUATION DIPLOMAS Upper School Grayce Anderson Edith McLaren Elspeth Smith Margaret Balderson Jean McClure John Cooper Bessie Barr Laura McClure Charles Donovan Tillie Hughes Leah Praskey James Girdwood Edna McCurdy Christine Robertson George McIlraith Herbert Praskey Middle School Norah Anderson Christine McLaren Kenneth Erwin Adele Benedict Myrtle Munroe John Foster Mary Bourns Annie North Joseph Gould Isobel Cameron Margaret Powers Lloyd Harper Ivy Campbell Ruth Walker Garnet Huffman Inez Flintoft Lillian White Philip Karakowsky Bertha Geddes Helene Wilson James Kinloch Bertha Haley Henry Byrne James Patterson Sarah Hossie John Byrne Harold Somerville Laura Ireton Walter Cunningham Lloyd Strong Francis Donnelly James Duncan Commercial Diplomas Mildred Easton Russel Griffiths Doris Millikin Doris Gibbs James Healey Jennie Quinn Dora Karakowsky Harriett McLean Mildred Erwin Elizabeth Taulty Elsie Steele Isobel Haveron Muriel Clements Morna Wilson Viola Huffman Ellen Gamble Dorothy Allan Margaret Kane Emma Broderick Doris Laidley