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Page 14 text:
LAST WILL and TESTAMENT
We, the class of 1957 of Adams High School, of the Village of Adams in the County
of Jefferson in the state of New York, being of sane mind and sound body, do make, publish
and declare this our last will and testament, in the manner following we do sav:
FIRST—We direct that our just debts be paid by the Class of 1958
SECOND—We bequeath the following assets as herein set forth:
We the class of 1957, leave to the Board of Education, Mr. Scholtz and
the faculty our deepest thanks for making our four years in high school so
Marjorie Badgely wills her ability of high scoring bowling to Beverly Larrison.
Meredith Barrett wills I of her height to Shanks Overton.
Ellen Dorgan leaves her ability to keep one man to Anna Scofield.
Richard Flaherty wills his cunning in making love in the Junior and the Senior
plays to Walter Barden.
Nina Bellofi leaves her ability to collect boy friends to Ann Holley.
Carol Chalmers leaves one free dance lesson to Mr. Gordon.
Charles Drake wills his bottle of peroxide tot Tommy Williams. Use it well.
Rac Greenley leaves his bowling ball, and lots of luck to Pete Larkin.
Stephen Millard wills his electrical ability to Wayne Pooler.
Helen Nowak wills one GREAT BIG smile to Marlene Stone.
Jimmy Sinclair leaves all of his height to Billy Pratt. You need it ail.
Richard Prouty wills his artistry in keeping out of trouble to Benny Snyder
and Kay La Lone.
Virginia Sprague leaves her quiet ways and sweet manner to Linda Herman.
George Smithler wills all of his long curly hair to J’immy Ebdon.
Kay Wright leaves her technique in skipping school to Ann Jones.
George Wetterhahn wills his wolfishness to Dick Walden.
Alan Wagner wills his way with the teachers to Jimmy Groff.
Sharon Widrig wills her music ability to the Junior Band.
Coralyn Scofield leaves her sports of all kinds to Mrs. Dobbs.
David Smith wills his copied English assignments to George Hallctt.
Pat Smith leaves her grandmother’s house to Bonnie Sheley.
Susan Sullivan wills her ability to get to school on time once a year to Bonnie
Wilson Rusho leaves his traps to Daryl Graves. Make sure you get up early in
Doug Murray wills his wild ways to Stuart Ring.
Larry Groff leaves his baseball pitching to Eugene Murray.
Bob La Lone wills his parking sjxn at Thomas’ to his brother, Dave.
Barbara Shcan leaves all of her Belleville boy friends to Linda I.aCettc.
The Senior class wills to Mrs. Howard one GREEN dress to be worn only on
1 he Senior Class of 57 wills to the Senior Class of 58; back assignments, rights
and privileges as Seniors, and all the good luck in the world, also one slightly
worn out Mrs. Howard.
In witness thereof we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed our seal, the
twenty fifth day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty Seven.
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Page 13 text:
The year 1945, we as a class began our study for the future. In 1953 we
could hardly wait to be promoted to high school. Now, we are impatiently
waiting to leave our Alma Mater and to capture what the future is holding
in store for us.
In our freshman year we chose Ellen Dorgan as our President. Our Vice-
President was Nina Belloff; Secretary, Kathy Parker and Treasurer, Alan
Wagner. Our student council representatives were Ellen Dorgan, Richard
Flaherty and Marjorie Badglcy. Under the leadership ol Mrs. I)unn we had
a successful food sale and a 1h x social. Larry Blair. Phyllis Frappier, Marion
Reeves and David Brown left us in this year.
We entered our sophomore year, consisting of 31 happy students, by
having Alan Wagner, President; George Smithlcr, Vice-President: Patricia
Smith. Secretary and Richard Flaherty, Treasurer. Mrs. Crumb was our class
advisor. Our student council members were Alan Wagner, Helen Nowak and
Charles Drake. We ordered our class rings and had a food sale. Aside from
this we did a lot of planning, but nothing materialized. Steve Millard joined
us in 1954.
When we became juniors in September 1955. our class advisor was Miss
Reed. We obtained our class rings in October. Our class projects were a food
sale, Junior Play and Junior Prom. We chose the following officers: President,
Richard Flaherty: Vice-President, Ellen Dorgan; Secretary. Kathy Parker: and
Treasurer, Steve Millard. Our student council representatives were George
Wetterhahn, Richard Flaherty and Nina Belloff.
In our senior and most important year at A. H. S. we lost Kathy Parker.
Kaye Sampson, Mildred Sidmore, Barbara Young and Keith Hockey. We
elected Ellen Dorgan. President: Richard Flaherty. Vice-President; Patricia
Smith, Secretary; and Steve Millard, Treasurer. Our student council repre-
sentatives were Ellen Dorgan, George Wetterhahn and Marjorie Baelgley. Mrs.
Howard was our class advisor. Our senior play Out ol the Frying Pan was a
smash hit. We had The North Country Ramblers and The Knights of Rhythm
play for the dances we gave. Graduating in June 1957 with 27 members, we
will leave our Alma Mater and enter the world on our own with this motto:
WE HAVE CROSSED THE BAY, THE OCEAN IS BEFORE I S.
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Tonight I sal down to watch the T. V. program,
Memories of the Class.” Every Saturday night now
for the last ten years this program has featured dif-
ferent high school groups. I have dreamed that our
class would Ik on someday. Maybe tonight is the
night. The announcer l egan talking.
Charles Drake — there’s a classmate who finally
won a battle with himself. During high school. Charles
look Chemistry and he always wanted to try his luck
at putting Sodium in Water. Well, he finally did and
we haven't heard from him since. I wonder what
kind of a reaction he got.
|im Sinclair has gone to Antarctica to establish a
million dollar fur Hading company. Jim is still a
bachelor but he is keeping his eyes open.
Virginia Sprague has obtained a Nobel Literature
prize for revising the book Written on the Wind.” It
is now called “Scribbled on the Breeze. Ginny has
also written a three act play which the class of 70
will present at the old High School.
Larry Groff and Doug Murray arc the Martin
and Lewis” of 1970. They have their own television
show loo. I’m sure some of their classmates have seen
them. They always did like to fool around in school.
The foreman of the Elevated Shoe Co. Inc.” lo-
cated on the corner of Bond and Wardwell streets, is
Meredith Barrett. By the way. she uses these products
that her company manufactures.
Richard Flaherty also had big plans for his future
in Mathematics. We see that he did carry them out
to some extent. He is now working on the statistics
ol how many miles the average tramp walks in 71.97
Kay Wright finally married Jerry Quencer. Dur-
ing her senior year she did keep us busy guessing
though. She and Jerry are living in Brownville. They
have quite a large house but then with their six
children they need a good big one.
You have the honor of having one clergyman
from our class. He is Richard Prouty, Chaplain of
the United Stales Senate. Right after he graduated
from high school he started in on his climb to success.
Carol Chalmers is still called the Renowned
Traveler of the Class of ’57.” She is not married but
is engaged to Jimmy Pratt. They expect to l e married
on December 32. 20000. Carol never did believe in
rushing things and she still holds to this idea.
We see the Navy has (hedged out Sandy Creek
so that Admiral Wilson Rusho can sail his ship up
Spring Street instead of walking three times a day.
Wilson was very interested in the Navy hack in high
Nina Belloff has a love lorn column in the Jeffer-
son (jtounty Journal. Askt 4 what was the surest way
to get a man, Nina replied Write letters. This is
what Nina did all through high school. By the way
she is still looking for a husband.
Coach Alan Wagner has the winning croquet and
(crochet) teams at Podunk High School in Alaska. We
hear they are all very fine sportswomen. A1 was al-
ways very interested in all kinds of sports.
“Miss America of 1960.” Yes. you have the honoi
f having a classmate who became quite a popular
gal. Pat Smith won her contest after starting as a
private secretary to a well known architect. A tall,
blonde haired, blue eyed girl does make a nice Miss
You all remember Rae Greenley as having an
extreme interest in sport’s articles. He has now
climbed to world fame in the sports world. He refei-
ees women wrestling matches in Madison Square Car-
den. I hear he has quite a rough time.
Barbara Shean is incorporated in the K.F.A. of
Belleville with Bob and all the Little Bobs. Bath
always kept us wondering back in high school.
David Smith was always very quiet except for the
times when he had his father’s car. He is now a test
driver for Roquette Inc. in Utah. I hear he is pretty
good too, for he got a lot of experience driving around
You also have a famous spoits star in your class.
Coralyn Corky” Scofield now holds the title of scor-
ing the most baskets for the United Stales team.
I hose games you played at old A.H.S. did help, didn't
During his high school days. Steve Millard's two
ambitions were to stay single and to continue his
study in Electronics. We see he has accomplished
both for he now lives in seclusion on the planet Mats,
where he owns and operates a Hi-Fi station.
Susan Sullivan is now private secretary at the
Ford garage in Adams. There she can Ik with Ted
Murray all day. Back in school Sue was always busy
with her studies so she didn’t get a chance to see
him verv often. I guess she's making up for lost time
George Smithlcr has Finally completed a four year
course at Syracuse University in the last ten years.
He now manages the C.B-C.-Cobbville Broadcasting
Our Houghton college graduate. Sharon Widrig.
is now conductor of the Air Force Symphony at Thule.
Sharon has lost her shyness by working with all ol
her Air Force musicians.
Our perfect couple in high school was Ellen Dor-
gan and Robert I .a Lone. Bob is now head of the
(.rand Union chain while Ellen takes care of her own
Marjorie Badgley Taylor now a fashion consultant
for Christian Dior has a little trouble keeping up with
the fashion she creates. If the hemline g K s up any
farther she will Ik able to wear her old A.H.S. cheer-
I he late Helen Nowak went to Africa to educate
(lie cannibals on the art of Nursing. They tried the
scalding procedure on her. This seemed appropriate
as she was always in “hot water” in high school.
We had a very difficult time finding George Wet-
terhahn. He is now a newspaper correspondent foi
United Press to Russia. That is, he was the last we
knew; for now he is in a concentration camp in Si-
beria. I wonder if he works as hard now as he did
hack in old A.H.S:?
All the waiting and watching and finally my
dream came true. Tonight was the Memories of the
Adams High School Class of 1957.” What a program!
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