formed an association and held reunions which were of great interest.
In 1892 a brochure was issued, entitled
History of the Medford High School by Charles Cummings. From Press of Samuel Usher of Boston. Certainly no one was better qualified for this than he who had been its principal for thirty years.
Ten of its closthe society's library), with his contributions to the register's pages are sources of information certainly reliable.
Fortunately, the electrotype plates of Mr. Cummings' work were preserved, and now, after thirty-two years, in our columns, to our readers,
He being dead yet speaketh.
It is a pleasure to hear, also, thouwhile striving on the way That makes your growth of character and soul The real objective in this world today.
Hila Helen Small.
note.—The picture of Mr. Charles Cummings in this work is a reproduction of an original photograph.
The electrotypes from which are printed the Primer Title-page and the High Schoolhouse of 1866
ntinuing in the profession, the Committee laid much stress upon those points and after a tedious scrutiny of the candidates' experience and qualifications, Mr. Charles Cummings (Dartmouth, 1842) was selected and took charge of the school Friday, December 11, 1846, and continued therein till the close of the school year, June 30, 1876, at which time but one (James O. Curtis) of those who elected him was living.
Mr. Cummings presented his resignation in May and the Committee enjoined secresy upon him in order that, without suffering the importunity of the unemployed, they might make quiet investigation among those in service and select the best man. In tom which was to prevail by law in succeeding years.
As the exhibition would receive augumented dignity from the increased number of spectators, Mr. Cummings deemed it appropriate to honor each graduate with a diploma, and bespoke the sanction of the venerable and honored Chairman of the School Board.
rs under seven different masters, until it fell upon peaceful days under Mr. Charles Cummings for thirty years. Then followed almost twenty-seven years under Lorin L. Dame,—a phenomenal record of fifty-seven years under two masters.
While Mr. Cummings was still teaching his small flock of less than a hundred pupils, the next maially as it is equally applicable to Mr. Dame:—
The resignation of Mr. Charles Cummings, after thirty years of distinguished service as principal of this schoolreby the blossoms of learning may the sooner encrease.
The retirement of Mr. Cummings imposed a responsibility upon the committee of no ordinary weight.
The Committee believe that they entered upon the search for a successor to Mr. Cummings with a sufficiently high sense of the requirements of the position, and it ihis uninterrupted labor, and the quotation which Mr. Hervey had selected for Mr. Cummings became true of the Medford High School for more than half a century.