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In the year 1959 I had been overworked as Supervisor of Obstetr1cs
at the Lacoma Hospltal so I went to my famxly phys1c1an who used to be a
classmate of mlne one erry nase M D jerry stroked h1s mustache
patted Arlene on the head and prescrlbed a long rest
I went home early took a p1ll and went rlght to bed The p1ll really
d1d the trlck because I slept well but I had the strangest dream
The 1949 Semor Class of Alton I-hgh School was hav1ng lts fxrst re
umon at what used to be Anderson s Dau-y Bar but was now the modern
D1n1ng Room managed by Rlchard Wheeler and h1s sllent partner Geo g
Woodman I was one of the first to arrlve wlth only Margaret Bordeau
ahead of me We had some t1rne before the other guests arr1ved so we
talked over our careers lv argaret had graduated from Laconla Bus1ness
College 1n 1950 and was now employed ln one of the promlnent Insurance
Companles of the cxty of Gllmanton Iron Works
As we flnlshed talkmg of Margaret s carrer Helene Roberts the
where she had been do1ng research work on uramum She began telhng
us many of her experiences durmg the past ten years when Howard Wells
strolled over to us He mformed us when we asked h1m that he was now
a Conservatlon Offlcer of the State of New Hampshxre
Whlle we were havmg some coffee Bette Braun came 1n all smiles
as she used to be ln school years She began a secretarial career after
she graduated from Lacoma Bus1ness College ln 1950 She also was
marrled now w1th a palr of blonde twxns
As I was beg1nnn1ng to wake up El-Qlsocke now a hunting guide ln
the northern part of the state had just entered the d1n1ng room As the
haze from the deep sleepl had cleared I thought that lt would be grand to
see all my classmates agam
The Amemcan Leglon H1gh School Orator1calContest under the dlrectlon
of the Pepartnuent Amerlcamsm Comm1ss1on regulatlons and sponsored by
Local Post 4472 and tlfe Alton Hlgh School was held at Grange Hall 1n Alton on
February 14 at 8 30 P M
The rhetorxcal contestants mcluded Bette Braun 49 Pr1sc1lla Barnes
50 lee Chamberlaln 50 and Duane Martxn 50 Thelr speeches were or1g1
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ll e the Semor Class of Alton in the countx of Pwelknap state of New
Hampshmre ln the vear of our I ord mneteen hundred fortv mne upon leavlng
these portals do he ebv make and afflrm thls I ast W1ll and Testament We
now declare all previous wxlls drawn by thls class voxd
To Mr Hurlex we leave more headaches wtth Semor English
To Mr jones we leave the sterlmg steam sky, hook for h1s next Phy s1cs
class to wonder about
To lxhss Sargent we leave hopes that her Plane Geometry class w1ll be
more quiet than her Advanced Algebra class was
o Ixlr TICTHBB we leave our enjoyment of hls cordurox Jackets and
'xlxss Roberts we leave hxstory ln the maklng
o lx rs Hayes we leave a supply of blcarbonate of soda for her cooklng
I Evelyn Dame leave my crown to the Carmval Queen of 1950
lvlargaret Bordeau leave my glggle to Lee Chamberlain
Helene Roberts leave mx helght to Helen Rhxnes
john Locke leave my quxet manners to Duane Martxn
jerry Chase leave my posltlon as Treasurer of the Student Councxl
or anv fmanclal mmded jumor
Richard W heeler leave my stata e to Harry jones
George Woodman leave my temper to Albert Barnes
Howard Wells leave mx slster Pr1sc1lla to carrv on
To the entlre jumor Class we leave our desks pencxls and books or
them to studx hard wlth next vear
To the sophomores we leave our past records on the desks
To the Freshmen we leave the satzsfactlon of 1n1t1at1ng the newcomers
to the mnth grade ln Alton Hxgh School
e leave our memory of Alton H1gh the knowledge we have galned the
laughs we have had and the apprecmatxon we have or the teachers who have
worked so hard 1n xnstructmg us ln our dallv subjects
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I, Bette Braun, leave my Physics perplexity to Brian Eastman,
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nally composed on subjects pertammg to the Umted State Constltutxon whxch
were respectlvely The Amerlcan B111 of Rxghts The Const1tut1on mn a
Chanvxng World The Constltutlon Guardlan of the People s Rlghts and
The Frammg of the Constxtutlon
The judges made the1r declsxons upon the speech the effort and the force
Bette Braun was selected for flrst place to go to the D1str1ct competmtxon
Prxscllla BaI'1'19S for second place Lee Chamberlaln for thlrd place and
Duane lxlartm for fourth place
OUR LOVELY HOIVIE
The Semor Class presented Its play Our Home Our Lovely Home
wrltten by Rlchard Wheeler and dxrected by Mr Hurley one afternoon m an
The secenery and costumes were orlgmal and were gathered together
the members of the class to make a hurnorous appearance
The play was an old fash1oned farce wmth a vxllaln hero heroxne and It
afforded much enj ox ment to the audlence
Behznd the Scenes
Costumes and Makeup Margaret Bordeau and
Scenery and Sets B111 Buchanan and
Maw Evelyn Dame
Paw Howard Wells
Hubert Rlchard Wheeler
Agg1e Bette Braun
Marv1n McNasty john Locke
Helpful Henry George Woodman
Mrs Eleanor Hayes teacher of Home Econom1cs and Blologv at school
was born 1n Hampton Falls New Hampshire She attended Roblnson Semxnary
and Whxttler Hlgh School also she graduated from Keene Teachers College
Mrs Hayes IS the supervmsor of the school lunch program
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