High-Resolution, Full Color Images Available Online
Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
View College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
Browse our digital annual library spanning centuries
Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing
Page 26 text:
lme Qui' e
Vxfe have always heen the class that awed and fascinated the faculty:
they could never quite decide what made us tick and what it was that gave
us our endless energy for making a racket and getting into mischief. Teachers
took their lives into their hands when they took over the supervision of our class.
But our hark was really worse than our hiteg our talents did turn to creative
directions, although we spent a great deal of time creating trouhle.
ln 1940 we invaded the high school. That was the year of the Mexican
Fiesta, when Mr. MacDonald did a scintillating tango with a certain very
attractive young lady. All spring everyone went around singing the songs
from Trial by fury, our April production: and we gave St. Ioan quite success-
fully as a companion feature. This was the year God of the Downing was
First introduced at graduation exercises, the year we actually numhered eight
boys in our class, and the year Mr. Kinoy shared honors with Mr. MacDonald
of the orange tie and hlushing ears in our hoisterous affections. And in 19-40
we took an eventful trip to Northfield, lvlass., where we stayed a week at a
We spent many wonderful evenings there around the piano with Mr.
"Mao, exhausting his musical talents on Yankee Doodle to the doubtful accom-
paniment of lifteen lusty voices. What excitement we had concocting our
own recipes to try out on the rest of the hunch at mealtimesl Then there was
the time we tramped all through a CCC camp in the heat only to he served
a huge harrel of steaming hot chocolate at lunch, or the day we spent at the
dairy farm sweeping out cowsheds, etc., enjoying the delicious smells of the
herdl The local ninth grade paid us a visit one night, hringing along their girl
yodler, and introducing us to that fascinating game, winkem. Rememloer how
heautifully Ralph winked? Thats when we discovered that Hl'lutch found
He-len splen-didln And then there was the church supper-of all emhar-
rassing moments that was the worstl Can Nancy and Helen ever forget how
Mr. Macys ears turned pink, red, and purpie all at once as Miss Cahn told
him the strange details? frlihis was the same Miss Cahn whom we affection-
ately called 'Stinkyn after a few days in the country air.l Sleeping in two
and three tiered herths was fun, especially on straw mattresses made much
more comljortahle hy the addition of a coupie of hoxes of crackers and a few
hottles of Pepsi-Cola tucked under the sheets. Qur illustrious principal made
a strange ghost climhing up the ladder to tne third tier in her nightgown at
midnight. fThe girls just couldnit keep quietl You girls who were involved
in that shower incident-do you realize now that walls are not always sound-
Page 25 text:
NINA VAN DAM
Nina is always in clemancl because of lier many
talents ancl amiable cliarm. Slie can be seen
witli a paint-brusli, typewriter, stencils, or bas-
ltetlaall anywluere, any time. She is eclitor ot
tlie Sillioucllc, secretary of tlue Stuclent Coun-
cil, illustrates for tlie Scroll, malces posters con-
stantly, loves Herlay and swing luancls, lnut in
spite of all tliese preoccupations luopes to malce
lasliion designing lier profession. S V5 by "
'Y ' NX awk?
ix - i
QW fb. J!
Altlwugli a recent acquisition of tlme senior class,
Davicl has quiclcly macle a place for himself in
our society. His raclical personality is rellectecl
in liis interest in lnallistics. Taking after lsiis fa-
tlier, lie lias a good sense ot tlie dramatic, ancl
liis acting aluility is demonstratecl every time lie
tells one of his infamous stories.
Page 27 text:
proof? Which reminds us, who was the girl who tell asleep in an awlcward
1940 reminds us, too, of Mr. Werth, who was prohahly the only man
who ever dared sleep through Mrs., Kautmanns math classes-with a pipe in
his mouth, which was always on the verge of tumhling from his lips when he
awolce with a start.
John Boxill announced to the social studies class that Pasteur had found
a cure for Hrahhisug and when that same class went on a trip to a hospital,
Karen suddenly passed out at the sight of something in one of the wards,
whereupon Joe hurried to the rescue with a huge white stretcher in tow while
the woman doctor with us dashed olitq tor help, leaving him to do the honorsl
The tenth grade was pretty hectic, too. ln one ot our assemhlies for
that year, we presented our First song slcits ahout Bentleyg and Betsey wowed
them with her rendition of I Arn the Very Model of a lxlodern High School
Principal while waving a pair of glasses in one hand and a compass in the
other. Vw' e had a lot ot fun singing Coming Home from Bentley on a Suh-
way Train and We Dont Wan,t to Set the School on F ire. lwlqhis last applied
to our zeal in giving everyhody 'thot tootsfj
Vxfhenever we smell chiclcen on the tire, we rememher that awful morn-
ing when we discovered that Mr. Sameth had left the stove on all night and
the chiclcen with the pot in which it was coolcing had melted away to nothing
hut a horrihle odorl Then, to malce matters worse, Mr. Sameth toured the
classes with a spray that was supposed to perfume the place hut in reality only
succeeded in half-cholcing us to death. lEven Mrs. Masters hegan to loolc a
little desperate hetween coughing spells?
This was the year of Pearl l'larhor.' Qn Decemher eighth we gathered
around the radio in a-ssemhly room to hear the President aslc for war. We
stared silently at each other wondering what it would all mean and reading
the Hextran put out hy the Beacon complete with a war map of the Pacitic.
We puzzled over names lilce Guam, Wake, Midway, and Bataan-names that
we can never forget. '
A few days later there was that thrilling moment when the news came
of approaching unidentihed planes and an air raid alert. We all hung out of
the windows watching the police cars careen hy with sirens screaming, and
we quiclcly gathered in the lihrary to continue our studies. llmagine studying
Caesar and the Roman wars while we waited for heaven-lcnows-whatll 1 We
were a little disappointed when nothing happenedg it was a let-down, hut we
soon got used to having surprise alerts and marching up the street to an apart-
ment house for safety. t
We toiled furiously through Youths Challenge, our Thanlcsgiving play,
and tried not to laugh when some of the hoys ventured sheepishly onto the
Suggestions in the Bentley High School - Silhouette Yearbook (New York, NY) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.