East Providence High School - Crimson Yearbook (East Providence, RI)
- Class of 1927
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Text from Pages 1 - 116 of the 1927 volume:
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The Year Book
East Providence High School
East Provid e, Rhode lsland
Published by the Class of
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FRANK E. PERKINS. Vice-Principal Economics, Commercial Geography
E P H S. JUNE l927 E. F H S
ALFRED J. INIARYOTT. Principal
EDITH Nl. GOFE
KATHERINE L. CAWLEY
ALICE IVI. XVADDINGTON
HELEN M. PORTER
FRANCES G. BASSETT
INIARY P. HILL
IVIRS. FLORENCE KI. C. BURGESS
FREDERICK H. TITCHENIQR
IDA L. XVOLF '
A. HILFA XVORTHEN
JAYIES E. BATES
KENNETH S. RICE
ALICE E. BOURNE
SIGFRID B. MOSBI'
HOPE NI. BAKER
ELIZABETH L. CUSIIINCI
MRS. ALICE L. CUSHMAN
CECILIA C. MAHONEY
BEATRICE A. SMITH
CHARLOTTE J, ARMSTRONG
MRS. HELEN B. HARVEY
T. JEROME HAYDEN, JR.
English, Algebra, Science
The Crimson Board
General Director ALICE M. NVADDINC-TON IFacultyj
Editor-in-Chief JAMES E. ROLE. '27
Assistant Editor-in-Chief E. HENRY JOHNSON. JR., '27
Business Manager GEORGE H. BLACKWELL, JR.. '27
Assistant Business Managers WALTEIQ R. CASARTELLO. '27
CURTIS CUSHMAN. '27
Alumni Notes EDITH IVI. GOFII Cliacultyj
Class Historian HELEN L. XVINSLOW. '27
Class Prophet HOPE W. PICKERSGILL, '27
Class Will Editor ETTA I. HEROLD. '27
Literary Editor HELEN M. PORTER lFacultyl
Athletic Editors L. RENE BURMEISTER. '27
RAYMOND S. LUNNIE. '27
School Activities Editor GLADYS L. EREBE. '27
Social Editor CHARLOTTE E. KIRK. '27
Class Notes Editor D. ELLEN OLDI-IAM, '27
Personals Editor RICHARD P. BREADEN. '27
Assistant Personals Editors O. FRANCES MEREWETHER. '27
HENRY J. PICKERSGILI.. '27
JOHN F. TAFE. JR.. '27
DOROTHY IVI. LARNED. '27
Jokc Edllfbl' EUGENE I-. MARSDEN.
Art Editor AUGUSTUS XV. MINER. '27
RUSSELL BLAKE, '28 ARLENE HASIQINS. '30
IVIENDELL CROCKER, '28 ARTHUR WlLl.IAAlS. M40
AA7II.LIAM PAINE. '29 HELEN IVIULVEY. 420
IVIYRTLE SCUDDER. '30 JOHN APIAJIAN, 'IO
ALICE HAIIIES. Wil
IfLlZABETl'l CARPlEN'l'lil2. I'IOPI5 ANTIIONY. '27
M. RITA GILI, '28 IEVISLYN OLSON. '23
THE CRIMSON 5
This year's CRIMSON. we trust. marks the period of larger and better annual publica-
tions here at East Providence High School. Vile have endeavored to make this book a little bit
less conservative than its predecessors. A Leatherette cover, informal snapshots. cuts of all our
championship teams. a different arrangement of senior photographs are a few of a great many
changes that we hope will be welcomed by our subscribers. XVe have endeavored to make this
book truly representative of our class and our school. lt is by no means perfect. but we be-
lieve that it points a way to something better. that it will spur other classes on to far excel our
To the Seniors this book will seem to keep always fresh in our minds those good old
days spent at East Providence. Even now. as graduation day approaches and with it the cul-
mination of the four years we have spent in good old E. P. H. S., we longingly and some-
what sorrowfully look back over this long period. Vvle now realize the happiness and good
times We have had. and how hard the teachers have worked to increase our knowledge. As we
are about to depart, our hearts are filled with sorrow at the thought of leaving E. P.. and we
begin to feel kindly toward those Latin sight translations. and problems in physics and
geometry. We believe we have made a record in our studies and on the athletic field worthy
to be proud of, and we leave this record as a model for the next year's class.
oi3RA1.D Wilcox ADAMS
Basketball tl. 29. Captain HJ: Football Cl, 2, 3l: Track
IZ, 333 Class Vice President 147.
"Jerry" is one of the few who have attained honors in the
intellectual held as well as on the athletic field. As captain of
our basketball team last year he brought honor to himself and to
the school. He plans to continue his studies at Brown Univer-
sity where we are sure success awaits him.
PRESCOTT HOWARD ALLEN
"Vi7hcn l became a man. I put away childish things." This
may well apply to "Pret." For three years we had laughed at
Pret's antics and been entertained by the many toys with which
he amused himself in class before the teachers contqscared them,
Btit to our amazement last September, he became a man and put
away all childish things. He never has to be admonished now,
and consequently his marks have risen appreciably. though they
have never been unnecessarily low. He intends to follow his
natural ability and become a chemical engineer. and we know
he will succeed.
HOPE GORTON ANTHONY
Baseball fl. 2. U. Captain lll: Basketball 13, -ll: Varsity
Basketball Manager 143: Social Committee tl, -ll: Girls'
Tennis Champion 4-ll: Cheer Leader t-ll: Senior Play
t-fl: l.ife Saving Corps Insignia QM.
"Boonie" is one of our INOSI popular girls. Her good na-
ture and merry laughter have won her many friends. Both
social and athletic activities have claimed her. NVe cer'ainly would
miss her in our class socials. By the way. who is our snappy
cheer leader? Vs'hy. "Botanic" of course, She plans to enter
Ciiblfs Secretarial School.
JESSE THoRNToN BAKER. JR.
Iiootball Il. 2. 1, -I-
Thornton is just as his name implit-s--speedy. '.'.' hether it be
:harging on the grid.ron or fiving through the corridors. Speed
is to be found most of the time with others of Xlr. Titcheners
:igriculturists and he is developing into an excellent farmer. He
is cxccednglv popular with the girlsgand with the bovs of
course. He is vert' handsome and his phvsical beautx' is un-
rivalled even bv Pipollos
Cil.,3iDYS ROSL: Bl.ACKl.l:DCilj
The pleasures of sghool life are greatly increased bv this shi'
but jollu' little miss. She has won many friends during her
high school career Her eagerness in driving awav the monotonv
of :lass recitations has alwavs been a winning point in her
ei-Lceptiijnalln' pleasant disposition XVe do not l-tnoiv what
:areer Ciladus will follow but We are confident that :he will meet
GEORGE HENRY Bl.ACI'iXK'El.I. IR.
Orchestra II 2 3 41: Prive-speaking fill first prize lil
School Plat' lil' Banl-.ing Council fall Business Klan-
ager. CRILISUFQ 1-it Property' Manager School Plat' I-li
Senior Play 1411 Football I-li. Debating III Captain
Honorable classmates. worthy fellow students gentle readers.
and friends: I take great pleasure in introducing to you Junior.
the star debater and champion public-speaker of 1927. I shall
attempt to prove this by six reasons. First he is fluent-fwho
gets a chance to talk when he is around? Second. he is per-
suasive-behold the number of advertisers from Riverside rep-
resented: third. he is active-ask any member of the CRIMSON
board about its meetings: fourth. he is weightv-he knows
where the freight elevators run: hfth. he is frank and open-
he abhors a clam: lastly. he is experienced-look at his honors
in dramatics. prizefspealsing. and debating Bates College will
receive him in the fall, I thank you.
FAITH PRENTISS Boutwn
Vylho could help liking Faith, who is more fond of having
a good time than of doing her lessons? NVe have missed her
du.ing her frequent visits to the South where, we learned. there
are beautiful lakes with overhanging trees and charming Span-
iards. Faith has always been popular during the time she has
spent with us for she has a charming manner with which she
makes many friends. She intends to enter college next fall,
where, we are sure. she will foster these same charming qualities.
MYRA EVELYN BRADLEY
Our troubles vanish like bubbles when we come in.o :ontact
with lVlyra's sunny disposition, Myra has always been a Une
student and is liked by her teachers as well as her classmates. She
is planning to enter Framingham Normal School ne:-'t September
and we are sure of success in whatever career she has planned.
RICHARD PIIERSON BREADEN
R. l. Honor Society: CRIMSON Board t-ll: Debating t-H3
Track l-ll: Orchestra t-ll: Senior Play t-ll.
"Dick" is the jolly little Senior who surprised everyone when
he Urst made his appearance as a dehater. Dick has always been
more or less bashful. but he certainly erased all traces of this
during the debating season and proved to be one of the most
dependable and forceful of speakers on the team. During his
spare periods he has helped to liven tip our orchestra. ln addi-
tion to these activities he has brought himself renown in schole
astic achievements, He intends to enter Brown in the fall and we
hope he will gain as much lanie and honor lor himself at college
as he has here. Y
LOUIS RENE BURINIEISTER
Ciolf Illf CRIMSON Board f'll
Rene is the farmerslawver of the classg that is. he is ground-
ing in agriculture. while he expects to become a lawyer. Judging
from his loquacitv. he ought to be a success at that profession.
and taking into account the time he spends with Klr. Titchener.
he should also be a successful countrv gentleman.
LOUISE MARY BYERS
Prize Speaking Second Prize 42r. Iiirst Prize 431 1 School Play
4-Ir. Orchestra fl 2. I -I-1. Library .-Xuxiliarv 4-Ili
Basketball 434. Yarsitv 4-ll. LifeASaving Corps Insignia
Louise can speak before an audience and win prius. Sh:
can JCI as a colored Xlammv and win commendation. Hcr dra-
matic abilitv has made her services to the school invaluable.
Louise has also found time to attend socials to plav in the
orchestra and to keep her lessons going. too. XVe can honf
estljr sav that she has helped our talented class to a good por-
tion of its talent. Surelv nothing but good fortune can follow
her when she leaves us this Iune
EUGENIA ELIZABETH CARPENTER
Cheer Leader 441: Social Committee: Basketball 444: Junior
Life Saving Corps 43l: Prize Speaking 4-H.
"Betty" is. as you see. one of the most popular members of
our class. She can dance. save lives. play baseball sing, give
cheers. plav tennis. take care of socials. and whisper. Betty is
not one of our notorious grinds but she is one of our notorious
flirts, Many times has she lured some unsuspecting boy into
conversation which caused the victim to remain after school.
But Betty seldom gets caught. and with her. where whispering
fails. notes travel instead. For all her frivolities we like her just
the same and we wish her the best luck in whatever she attempts
WALTER RAYMOND CASARTELLO
Assistant Business Manager of CRIMSON 4433 Property Man-
ager of Senior Play 443 3 Tennis 633. Captain 643.
"Cassy" seems to have been able to discover what Physics
and Mathematics are all about, an accomplishment of which few
of us can boast. I-le is one of the few members of the class
who have contributed to past CRIMSONS, a three-act play of
his "Sabinus Among the Venelli" having appeared in the '25
ELENA FRANCES CHECCA
Senior Play 143
Elena. the girl with the snapping dark eyes, knows mor:
about French and Spanish than all the rest of us put together.
She belongs to that certain crowd whose giggles. besides keeping
teachers busy, are almost invariably h:ard during study periods.
XVith her small stature. Elena makes a mo:t attraecive orphan.
Aglieu. Elena, we wish you the best of lucl..
RUTH EMMA COLLINS
Baseball 41.1. 3,43
Ruth has always possessed a cheerful. care-free countenance
in spite of prevailing dificulties. She is exceedingly fond of
sports. She has made herself very useful as a baseball player.
and has helped to make our team what it is at present. She was
also an active member ol' the Ciirl Reserves, Let us not forget
that Ruth was also a participant of the whispering and giggling
NETTIE FIELD Coxmtii
Orchestra 13, -ll
Nettie is the girl with the golden curls, who has added the
rrielodious tunes of her violin to our orchestra for two wears.
Although Ncttm is rather quiet she has a sense of humor too,
Nettie is also J good student for shc translates l'ren:h wrv flu-
entlv After graduation she intends Io train for nursing
CURTIS LOCKXVOQD CDSHKHN
School Plav 44- Stage Manager Sen:or Plat' 1-ii' Electrician
School Plat' i-ir, Assistant Business .Nlanacer nf Cr'I'.lH'1X
The onfj-' people in town from whom Cushman has been
unable to sezure ads for the Clif?-JSUN are either dead or banlf
rupt. Cushman was also the electricianfw:traord.nar': of our
two plavs this 'sear ln h.s spare time when hc was not chas-
ing ad: or rnalhng new apparatus for thu plav he trimmed ui
all in h.s studies Hr will :ontinue his studies at Br,-i-un
PAL'LINL'S MARGARET DONAHUE
This is Paulinus- another commercial student i-:hose merrv
smile has been missing since february as she completed her
course at that time. Paulinus is seldom seen without her insep-
arable trio of companions Hattief 'Bob' and Hazel,"
Heres wishing her good luck as ' somebody! stenog'
ISABELLE REGINA DONNELLY
Isabelle, the girl who trips merrily along smiling at this
one or greeting another with a few pleasant words, has been with
us for only two years. During that time we have grown to like
her very much. Isabelle never lets anything worry her: in fact.
we are apt to believe she does not know what that word means.
Although good times are much more attractive she has been a
fairly good student. She is passionately fond of dogs. cats.
horses and even bears. She told us once that she wanted a bear
cub for graduation but had to be satisfied with a police dog.
After graduation our merry-hearted classmate intends to go to
the School of Design to study interior decorating.
l,URA LOUISE DYE
When some of us count the number of black marks for
tardiness and absence after our names in the teachers register. we
envy I.ura. Four years without a single tardiness or absence is
some recordf She has accomplished the remarkable feat of get-
ting her lessons done and enjoying herself at the same time.
Vw'here we see Lura we also see her inseparable companion.
Emma. She has been attending Katherine Gibbs Secretarial
School since completing her course in January.
HATTIE ISABELLE EDDY
Hattie has been greatly missed since her departure in Ifebru-
ary. Although she was usually very quiet she was found oc-
casionally in the midst of a group of giggling girls. She has
left no information regarding her future. but we feel confident
that she will succeed in whatever she undertalxes.
QLORQSE BLISS UVIERSON
XX'lio does DOI admire his sunny sinile and winning person-
alitv? George is one of our Math sharlts. XVe are often ama7ed
at his lteen perception in the solution of intricate problems. He
intends to go to Brown University in the fall, where we are
sure success awaits him.
DOLORES AUDREY ENOS
R I. Honor Societv: Senior lflay 149: Class Secretary lgll
CRIMSON BO21'Cl 421,
You are now gazing upon our little. lovely hsroine. She
has brains combined with beauty. XK'hat more can slie want?
Popularity? She has it. All this is pent in the small person of
Dolores. Old Bruin will welcome her with .1 huge bear-hug in
the fall. Vfere sure shell mal-te a hit with him
EVELYN OLIVE LENNEA HQRNSTROM
R. I. Honor Society: Class Secretary t-H.
Evelyn left us in January and her pleasing personality has
been greatly missed. Studies were not a great obstacle in her
school career. for has not the R. l. Honor Society acclaimed her?
Her cleportment record was spotless. but this did not lessen her
bubbling. enthusiastic love of enjoyment.
otaoys tfxvina PREBE
R, l, Honor Society: CRIMSON Board I4l: Senior Play lull:
O. A, T.
This little Uhrown-eyed Susan" has left behind her a record
of which we are all envious, She has that initiative which is
sure to win success in her future career. Gladys appears to be
very serene in manner. However, she enjoys a good time as
thoroughly as anyone in our class.
RUTH CARPENTER GOP?
Ruth has tripped merrily down our corridors for four years.
lvlithe and gay of heart, and always on the alert for fun, XVho
of us will ever forget her infectious giggle with which she casts
such a charm on the teachers? She is popular. and especially
among some of the undergraduates. Although there is always
something doing where Ruth is, she can he serious, and her
name has graced the honor roll.
MARY CATHERINE GOGCJIN
Here is one of the many quiet members of the class. Mary
seems to Gnd more pleasure in watching the enjoyment of others
than in sharing it with them. ln spite ol' her shyness she has
won many friends among her class-mates.
Senior Plav 141
Wallace is one of the industrious group that arrives on the
Rehoboth bus cverv morning. His behaviour is usuallv exem-
plarv but his frequent wittv remarks enliven mans' an otherwise
drearv recitation. He doesnt show much interest in the girls
in school hours. but we SltSpCCl that he is not so bashful out-
ANT-QA XIARGAR ET GQODVUIN
Orchestra 12. 3 -ll
Anna another qui-it member of our illustnous :lass is n-wr
so quiet as she seems to be. Her rnerriment is alwavs ready to
bubble over espeeiallx' when she and those nth-rs" QCK to-
gether. Anna has sho 'v'.' n much abilitv in French and we :er-
tairilr' envv her IEEE marks.
CHESTER THEODORE GOODVCIN
Basketball KZ. 3. -M: Golf 12. 31: Manager Football Hi.
"Chickie" is one of our best athletes. ln basketball he has
been one of the leading scorers in every game. He has already
had considerable experience in the business world.
lirnie was one of the five or six fellows who made Mr.
Welch so happy this last basketball season. He and his fellow
acrobat, Pret Allen, have done well during the last four years
in cheering the rest of the class. if not the teachers, through
many otherwise dull hours.
GLADYS GLORIA COULD
O. A. T.: Senior Play 147: Library Auxiliary t-H: Prize
We bow to Gladys' ability in acting. NVe proclaim her
ability in typing-business men take notice' She can dance, oh
yes, and always swells the attendance at our parties by one, XX'e'll
rejoice in her success but we rather pity the poor oilending boss
who incurs her displeasure and haughty stare.
HlEl.l7N IIIAHY GRAY
The Senior class as a whole is divided into three parts, one
of which includes the most active membersfthe athletes and
honor students: the second. those to whom fun and studies are
ol' equal importance, and the third. those whose interests center
in scholastic pursuits. Ol this last group. llelen has been a
member. very shy and retiring, whose occasional outbursts are
interesting indeed. She hasn't revealed her plans but great deeds
are not performed by the boasters, and whatever her choice of
vocation may be. we know the laurel ol success will crown her
BARBARA mm Hmntxcamx
Tllts mcrrv blue-cvcd girl is alwavs lmppx' and gat: Sllc
haz a happv-go-luclu' nnturc that ncvcr allows hcr to V-'0l'l'V
about anvthtng. Slut: has bccn vcrv popular truth hcr class-
IYIAICS of the Nlanuarx' class who cnjovcd her frctgucnf trwltcs Sho
lclt us tn ltbruarv much to thc regret of har classnatcs and ts
now occupvtng a pmttlon in thc ofncc of the pmntw dcpartmt-nl
of the Outlet Companv
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Stntor Plan' 1-Qt
Tlms lxttlc darl-.-hazrcd lfcautt' cams tw ua tn our tlutrtl war
ani' hir vrznnfng Smtfc and rcaclu' v..t tmmtdmtclu' "ft-n ut all
lf orphan: rcall'.'lof1l. at :uit az Xlarrmrzt d'd tn tlut- St-nt--r plant
wc all '-'rant to adifpt cn: Slat plan2 :ft l--ll-tw .1 mustcal career
and we arc Sure fha '.':.ll ly-1 3 fufiesflul -5-nxrl .trim
ANTHONY ROBERT HlQ.'Xl.Y
Everfronc lzlncs Hcalt' for hm pleasant smxlc amd Qlnatmzng
manners. Although hc has not partttztpatcd tn ann' athlcttc tn-
counters hc has been an ardent supporter uf our tlwarnponslnp
football tcams. XX! hcar that Anthony' has lately t.'.' alned up to
the fact that girls are pleasant companions Onca in 1 whtlc Ht-
lclt us in .January and lras a good job in thc lvuslnws circle n-nv'
THE CRIMSON I8
ETTA IRENE HEROLD
R. l. Honor Society: CRIMSON Board UH: Class Will Editor
Etta, the girl whose serious countenance often belies her
thoughts. is not so serious as she appears. Theres a twinkle
in her eye that suggests her love of fun. Besides being an earnest
student, Etta Ends time to enjoy herself as much or more than
many of us. With such pleasing manners we feel certain that she
will be a charming librarian.
MARGARET CATHERINE HOLMES
Margaret is the personification of merriment. She is almost
always laughing and her enthusiasm for mischief reaches its cli-
max in a study period. She sees a joke in nearly everything
and makes all those around her merry, too. Her sunny hair
tells of her sunny disposition. Every morning about eight-
Hfteen if you were to go to the cloakroom you would find Miss
Baker hurrying her up the stairs. Next fall Margaret intends to
ATHELINA SALVINA HUBBARD
This little miss surprises us by the aggressive manner in
which she attacks her recilations. She is determined to receive
good marks and devotes all her time in school to study. Her
line voice has been one of the mainstays ol' the alto part in the
THEODORE CHARULS HUDSON, JR.
Class Treasurer KU
"Ted" is a jollv bov who has made himself popular be-
cause of his willingness to help nnvone out of trouble. .Nl-
though he has never tal-ten part in athletics he has alwavs been
present to cheer the boys through. Ted is "quite ,i bovw with
the fairer sex and is alwavs to be seen on the dance floor at our
socials. Ted has not chosen the heights which he will scale
but the peaks of opportunitv await him.
GARDINER BROWN JAMESON
Treasurer. Hi-Y 44 1.
Jamie. along with his slide rule is one of the star phvuieists.
In fact. unless the slide rule goes wrong. he is infallible. How-
ever. studies are not the onlv inducement school has for him: at
least. so we are informed bv competent observers
JENNIE MARY J.-'XREK
In the inseparable quartette of the lanuarv division. .Jennie
is last alphabetically but not least in stature VCC have missed
her friendly good-morning smile since January and Room l has
seemed lost without her. Jennie is one of those girls who desires
no companionship outside the immediate circle of her girl-
friends and to them she has proved a loyal and loving friend.
Her alert. conndent manner assures her a position in the business
world. Our best wishes for success are yours. Jennie.
ooms CORBIN .Ii5NKs
Social Committee IZ, 33 : Second Prizefwprize Speaking Ill:
Bank'ng Council IH: Class Secretary V573 Girls' Basket-
ball HM Life Saving Corps Insignia 137: Orchestra Il.
Z, 43: Senior Play 149: CRIMSON Board Ill.
One can see by the long list of honors under "Does" name
that she is much interested in the school activities. Doris is
always present at our class socials and never gets a chance to
sit out. At any of our games her voice can be heard trying
to give the players an inspiration. Besides these worldly pleas-
ures Dot has shown her ability in PriZeASpeaking, XVC feel
sure that the pupils at Gibbs will like her as well as we have.
ERNEST HENRY JOHNSON. JR.
R. I. Honor Society: Secretary. Hi-Y I-II: Library Auxiliary
tell: Assistant Editor-in-Chief of CRIMSON '4I: Debat-
Lol Here is Henry. our famous debater.
NVho's also well known as a woman-hater.
No girl has yet lured him away.
But look out. Henry! One will some day.
NVe all envy Henry his Hne complexion. which is the fairest
in the school, He. also. has great abilities. but doesn't always
use them: therefore the teachers scold when his lessons are not
prepared on time. All admire him for his talent and some
day we expect he will become another Shakespeare.
EMMA ALMARETTA KESSLFR
Senior Play I-Il.
llyerybocly knows Emma and her joyous laughter. A better
natured girl cannot he found. She has an inexhaustible supply
of jokes and cheese "Tid-hits." holh of which she disperses
during recess periods, Emma has a serious side also and intends
to hecome .1 nurse. Best of lurk to Emmaf
CHARLOTTIE ELIZA KIRK
R. l, Honor Societv: CRIMSON Board 1451 Senior Plav 1-ll.
Charlottes prettv blue eves and pleasing persanalitv have
ganed the admiration of both the bovs and girls. Although
she has alwavs participated in the less serious school activities
her lessons have alwavs been prepared and the honor roll would
bc incomplete without this ambitious maidens name gracing
ir. She also showed startling abilitv as a tennis plaver in '26
Charlotte intends to enter Katherine Gibbs' Secretarial School in
DCDROTHY Xl,3sRlifQ l,.-XRNED
R l. Honor Soczett' Easl-.etball ll -ll Captain r-lst ClZ:klsiiN
Board 14 i.
Although we had Dicl-..e safe within our walls onlv thiee
'fears we have grown to love and admire her Her smiling re-
serve and scholast.: records have won the esteem of her fellow,
Students and will win her success in future struggles with life
Our heart-felt good wishes go with her
MILDRED MAY LINDCJPP
Although Mildred is usually quiet in the classroom. a little
bird has informed us that outside of school she is full of fun.
As she always studies her lessons and listens to the teacher we
are sure that she has gained a great deal of help and information
from the commercial course during her four years within these
portals. Vlith her quiet attractive manners there is no doubt
but that she will become well-liked in whatever :he urideitakes.
ARTHUR ERNEST LOFQUYST
"Art" is a quiet fellow in school but a regular tornado on
the football field. Economics is the one subject that Art really
enjoys. His enjoyment is not found only in the law of supply
and demand. however, for he sends his smiles to some member
of the fair sex. She may be next to him. or away over on
the other side of the room, but wherever she is the smile goes
and is probably happily received. We hope his smiles and foot-
ball will be as readily received at college as they are here.
XVALTER ALLEN LUCAS
School Play r-ll: Electrician. Senior Play.
This petite young chap is "NValt," His attractive person-
ality and willingness to help everyone have made him liked by
all of us. His studies have maintained a high standard and his
dramatic ability was displayed in the athletic play,
RAYMOND SMITH LUNNIE
Captain. Hockey l-ll: Baseball: CRIMSON Board t-ll: Social
Committee 12. 3. -ll.
Although Ray is one of the smallest fellows in our class,
he can cause more commotion than some of our taller ones. Lun-
nie is ttill of the joy of living but he can be serious. too. He
has shown himself an efhcient hockey captain and goal tender.
XVe will DOI forget, too the good work he did as field doctor
EDNH CHRISTINE MARDENBOROUGH
Prize Speaking Ill
This prim prettv. little blonde whose knowledge of eti-
quette rivals that of Emili' Post came to us late in our Sopho-
more iw.-.ir bhe is gi line speaker and has Jlwnvs been willing to
entertain us Jt cur sozials with dramatic monologues from her
large repertoire XX'iII we ever forget "R.:ggie"? KVe hope to
see her gracing the stlge ol the Open House in Iuture veirs.
EIQCENE I,EO NIARSDEN
CP1'-ISEJN Bfiillrd I-It
Ccne is the student who has helped us change our drearv
hours to cnjovrncnt, ,X plentiful suppli' of jolsts is xlwavs
' .'.' ith him and happiness has followed him cvervuhere. NVQ hope
:har the undereclgesmen have at least one lil-.e Gene Jmeng them
ANNIE ROSE KIARTIN
Orchestra If 31
This little miss has never been Innown to cause her teachers
ant: annovance. She tends strictln' to business during school
hours and enjovs herself at the proper time and place. Annie is
ai very competent pianist. XVe do not know what her future
career is. but we are certain that, whatever her choice is it will
reflect credit on her and the school
MARGUERITE MARY MARTIN
Marguerite's A's in deportment are envied by most of the
girls, but in spite of the fact that she possesses a quiet disposi-
tion she. too, is fond of a good time. Marguerite has worked
diligently during her four years with us and We are sure she
will make an efficient stenographer for the business world.
JOSIAH COGGESHALL MASON
R, I, Honor Society: Basketball Manager 14l: Orchestra 12.
3, 49 : Tennis 133 3 Hockey 1-ll i Business Manager Senior
Who is that worried-looking individual rushing down the
corridor and disappearing into Room 9? Vvlhy. that is our eli-
cient basketball manager who has gone to consult with Mr. Per-
kins about the arrangements for the next game. "Si," in spite
of his athletic and managerial appointments, has found time to
devote himself to studying. and was admitted to the R. I.
Honor Society at the end of his Junior year.
LEROY FRANCIS MCDONALD
lTO0llDJll 12- 3, 'lli Debating 1-ll: Assistant Property Man-
ager of Senior Play 1-ll: Track 135.
"Mac" has recently starred in our new debating team. His
ability in this activity is astonishing. He has proved himself a
great friend of both sexes and we shall all miss his pleasant smile
when we graduate,
AUSTIN RANDOLPH MFREWETHFR
Football ll 3. -11' Hockey 111. Basketball V513 Social Com-
mittcc 111, Baseball ll. 1 lil. Captain 141,
Here is "Marti '," our iovial Santa Claus of tlie Christmas
Social. His lsippv little mustache was the pride of all thc class.
.Xustln has said of himsclt. 'Nlcrrys mv name. Nlcrrys mv na-
ture." which is perfectly correct. His record in athletics sptalns
OLGA FR ANCES VIEREWETHFR
Social Committee 11 3 41. Chairman 421i Banking Council
431' Secretary Athletic Association 441: Senior Play
1-il' Ivy Dat' Speaker 131.
Vfho is this bronze haired beauty with the sparkling blue
eyes and smiling countenance? XYhv. it's Frances one ol' the
rnost popular members of our illustrious class. Slit' is always
busy' if she isnt writing a report for the athletic association.
shes attending a meeting of the social committee or helping uf.
out with our CRILISUIJ. Vfe hope that hir classmates at Brown
will appreciate her abilities as we have
LAURA DL'.-XRTE METTS
Laura is another of our fortunate classmates who has al-
ready found her place in business circles. XVe wonder if she
enters her employers office in the same breathless manner in
which she hurried to class. with the same beaming countenance
and snapping eyes. XVhy didn't you give the Girls' Calee Club
the bED26l of your musical ability before. Laura? Laura always
appreciates a good joke. too. and her merry giggle lias provoked
more than one study room to merriment. May life always be
for her something to be rejoiced inf
WALTER ANTHONY MONAHAN
Orchestra ll, 2, 39
Walt is a quiet young man in school, hut is very Well liked
by all. Casting his lot with the commercial division in his
Freshman year, he has continued in that division through the
four years, and has come out near the top. Walt shines in
English, and his themes are the envy of many, Vfhen he goes
forth into the business world after graduation, he will go
with our best wishes for the success he is sure to attain,
MARY FRANCES MORGAN
lVlary's hair is golden red,
Her eyes are big and brown:
Her cheery tone, her sparkling eyeL
For these, she's won renown.
We see her cheering at the games
Shes present at debates:
Our lVlary's full of fun and pep,
The worthiest of traits.
President Athletic Association 13, -H: Class Presidcnt QS. -Hg
Football 12, 71, 43: Baseball tl, -H: Basketball LZ. 33,
Captain tell: Track tl, 3. -H.
Heres to Fred, the most important member of this illus-
trious class. For the last two years Fred has guided us onwards
toward fame and graduation. He is a natural leader, both in
the classroom and on the athletic Held. Besides being one of the
best ends in the state. Fred plays well on the diamond, and this
year led the basketball team to its Grsl championship. l'lere's
wishing him the best of luck. though we l-.now that l5red's sur-
cess is in no way dependent upon luck.
DOROTHY ELLEN ot.DHA:xt
R. I. Honor Societv: Prize Speaking 13l: Basketball 13, 41:
Varsitv 1-ll: Life Saving Corps lnsignia KV: Orchestra
11.2. 3 -H: Banking Council QU: CRIMNHN Board 4-I i.
4'Squeak. squeak"' came to our ears the strains of the or-
chestra on Nlondav mornings. The First "squeak" was lfllens:
plaving in the orchestra is not Ellens sole accomplishment for
she was one of our pri7e speakers last Year and is a star mathe-
matician, ln our memories of school davs. her big brown eyes
and friendlv smile will warm the cockles ol' our hearts. Dur-
ing the next four vears she is going to pull the Brown Bear into
the limelight as the alma mater of her fame.
DOROTHY MARGARET OLEARY
Senior Plas' 1-+11 O. A. T,: Orchestra Ili.
"Dot' is one of our happy songsters who alwavs looks on
the bright side of life. To meet her while being in a downcast
mood is a sure cure for the blues." The business world is
seeking Dot and we er-:tend the best of luck to her future
MABEI, DOROT HY OLSON
Oh. here is fair Mabel. a regular blonde.
Of her teachers. her girl and boy friends she 's fond.
Always ready for fun. energetic and bright.
XVhen one tries to find her shes never in sight,
For shes always flying as if slie had wings
To social committees and various things.
HENRY .mtvttis PtCKERsotLt.
Baseball Manager 43, -H: School Play ffll.
Here is Harry, our baseball manager for the pas-t two years,
whose energetic manner has done much to improve the team.
llverybody likes Harry because of his Hne school spirit. He has
often surprised us in Geometry with his keen perception in
difhcult problems. Harry has not told us of his future plans
but we are sure he will be successful in whatever undertaking
HOPE MACKAY PICKERSGILI.
Rhode lsland Honor Society: Orchestra 12. 3. -ll 1 Class Treas-
ttrer 427: Basketball l-ll.
There never was anyone quite like Hope, our artist. Often
in the classroom when studying becomes tedious she will draw
pictures and hand them to the nearest persons: that is, if she
thinks they are good enough. Who can do things better than
Hope? She plays the violin, paints and draws wi'h incredible
talent. and writes themes and poetry so well that any wellf
known author would be envious of her ability. She attends
class socials. also all sports carried on by the males of our class.
ln fact she is so cute and attractive that she is much loved by
the boys as well as the girls.
ARTHUR GRAHAM RAY
Orchestra U. All, Senior Play I-ll: Prize Speaking 4-ll.
Oh Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn,
The orchestra practises Monday morn:
Just take a long breath. and lottd sounds the brass--
lt's thrilling to listen while we are in class.
Arthur and his big bass horn have added volume and enjoy-
ment to the orchestra during this last term. ln previous years
he played the trumpet, and every XVednesday. when he did his
stuff, wads ol' cotton were hastily pulled out of hundreds of
pockets, and inserted in twice as many ears. Besides being
ornamental as well as useful in the orchestra, Art ..bly showed
his dramatic ability in the Senior Play.
tnvixo Cttrrfouo READ
Football tl 2. 1. 41: Baseball ll. 2, 41. Captain 131:
Hoel-.ev tl. 2. 3. -ll. Captain 111,
Vfell' XYell' l.ool't whos in our graduattng clas'-T lrx' Read
lrv has made a wonderful record in football and hocleev.
He has plaved on all four championship football teams and
plaved on two championship hoelscv teams. so we can call lrv the
Champzon of Championship teams. Evervone has heard the
Yoodleu of lrvis Sax at all our class socials. ln the near fu-
ture we will expect to hear of hlm running a poultry farm in
Riverside. No matter what profession Irv intends to follow
we wish him the best of luck.
FRANK I..-'UYRENCE REILLY
Ciolf 131: liootball 441, Hockey' 141.
Prank is an all-around fellow and although he is a brilliant
student and a line speal-.cr hc is equalli' good as a hoelteifplaver.
liranl. has not as 'ret sho1'.'n an'-' particular interest in the other
Xl.'ll.Ll,-'KM EDWARD RICE
Football fl I 5 41. Captain 141. Ba'-l-.ctball 111 Hocltev
141: Baseball fl1: Orchestra 111.
Bill is blonde tall dlgnihed humorous handsome. and ath-
letic. in short he is the answer to the maiden s praver. As a
football player. he is unsurpa:s:d. having made the Jxll-State for
two years and All-lnterseholast.e Journal team for three years.
YW: will not worrx' about your success in the future Bill. for
we feel that it is assured.
PREDERIC WILLIAM RIPLEY, JR.
l-lere's our merry Rip, the best-natured boy in the class.
Ever see him cross? Ever see him disobliging? Like Caesar,
lired is ambitious--in Math, especially-but we know he'll have
a different end, for who would play the wily Brutus in Rip's
young life? Nobody qualifies, and Rip will jog on to a ripe
old age made famous by his amiable disposition.
DOROTI-IEA GERTRUDE RODMAN
Senior Play 145
Short of stature. fair of hair,
Of grace she has an extra share.
ln demand at every dance.
Cherished for her smiling glance.
Best of luck we wish to Dot
Smallest. cutest of the lot.
JAMES EDXVARD ROE
R. l. Honor Society: Editor-in-chief CRIMSON I-ll: Class
Treasurer l-H2 CRIMSON Board 139: Assistant Manager
Senior Play l-ll.
lf you ever want to know anything, ask Jimmie, or to
speak in terms more becoming to his dignity--f-James. lf we
didn't like him so well for his witty remarks and his smile. we
might be jealous of his wonderful record as an honor-student.
.James is at the top of the ladder in scholarship and popularity,
LEONA MYRA SEGOOI,
Leona is one of the successful members of the commer:iiI
diiision I-Ier name mai' often hc seen on thc honimr roII. f'xI-
though she has A quiet manner she has won manv friends Ini' hcr
Iov:bIe nature. This dark-evcd girl whose large hrfwwn evcs .irc
the envv of A great rnanx' is vcrv fond of music Pilthoiigih the
tact is not verv wcII I-tnown she is rin aemmpIishcd pianist. ,Xf-
ter grridunt.-wri I tuna intends in enter the husincss world.
BERTRANI DANIEL SMVI II
Bert started in the commercial CIIYISIOH and then went tri
the gerieraI His '.'-'NI-. has been vit-II drine and he is aIw.1x's on
the job. .lrfttr Ieavirig schm0I hc intends to enter mme Linde
and with the same encrgv' that was put into his scIJ-ml wvrk ht-
v.'iII rnaIf.Q good
ELSIF IXH,-XI.EY SMITH
Senior Play PM
Modest and shi' as the proverbial violet is I2Is1e One never
heard her voxcc raised in loud conversation during :ccess period.
nor did she ever have to be spoken to by teachers for Ioitering in
ihe corridors. How we envy her beautiful complexion, her
gn-Qwy skin suffused with blushes.
HAZLL EDNA STEVENS
Hazel was one of the liveliest members of our ilass. When
she left in February we missed her chatter and many funny say-
ings. Hazel was always a good sport and it was impossible to
get her peeved.
Hazel has felt especially favorable towards the commercial
side of her studies and has already secured a position as book-
keeper with a local Hrm.
FREDERICK EUGENE SULI-AWAY, JR.
Vice-President Hi-Y 1-ll: Class Vice-President 131: Social
Committee 127 3 Football t-H : Senior Play t-13.
Obliging. quiet. carefree, full of spirit. ingenuous, industri-
ous, popular, witty. first-rate---that's Fred. He is .fery popular
with the boys, and we know he has taken an interest in the
fairer sex. U
JQHN FRANCIS 'I'AlilE. JR.
R. l. Honor Socletyz Second Prive-Prize Speal-ting H33
CRIMSON Board 447, Senior Play t-ll.
lafe, the blushing marvel and jolcester, has won the admi-
ration and love of his classmates with his unfailing supply of
witty saylngs. XVhere it comes to scholastic ability, Tafe ig
at the very front. He is an excellent speaker and second to
none in dramatic ability. like Johnson, he has his Boswell, a
diminutive giant called l.ulct', and they are iuwt as inseparable as
were these famous literary lights.
cH.xRi.oTTE BEATRICE Tatfiamr
Charlotte is :inothcr of our quiet girls. Although she has
done her vsorl-. well. hcr real interest lics in ht-r musical career.
She hai studicd mtiac for manx' vcars ani is alrcadv leach ng it
EDGAR LEACH THOMPSON
School Plat: 141: Golf Manager 1-li: Hoclftcv Ami Tennis
4 J I.
You are nov: gazing upon the Squirrel a verv bad egg. Such
a character is his only in 'Pals First" however. and not truc
of Edgar at all. Through the course of his high ,chool career
this freclaled lad has won mann' friends including manv ot thc
feminine members of our class and school. His prowess in
tennis. his dramatic genius and other attraztions max' have been
:esponsible for his popularitv, but we stronglv suipect that it
has been just his winning persoiialitv. Hc expects to enter thc-
business world in the fall and we feel sure of his almliiw' to
reach the top
'Ray' is the prize 'aggie' student fulr. 'I':tch4ncr's right-
hand man, Field trips. tests discussions Rav knows about
them all. XK'e have not as ifct. noticed ani' romantic vtin in
him but the old adage. 'Still water runs deep" is trulv appli-
cable in his case. Rav is popular with the boys for. lilne his
illustrious brother. Edgar, he has a mysterious drawing power.
Ray is industrious and his enjoyment of hard work ought surely
to gain him a responsible position in some agricultural rcsearch
EUGENE HILTON VAUGHN, JR.
Class President IZJQ Assistant Manager, Football f3l: Man-
ager 645: Senior Play 145.
This modest looking boy is "Zeke," our shiek and heart-
breaker. He is the original and only Valentino ll-no wonder
the girls fall under his spell. Hilt shines in all branches of
mathematicsgespecially in physics. It is recorded that he re-
ceived a 99 in a college entrance exam in this subject, "Zeke"
was manager of football his Senior year and president of his
class his Sophomore year. Here's extending him our best
wishes for success in later life.
ROBERT DAWLEY WHITAKER
Senior Play 14,5 3 President Hi-Y C4J.
Here's Bob. our trigonometrician and latinist. He can al-
ways be depended upon to give a demonstration of the slide-
rule or give a good sight translation in Latin. He at first was
bashful and of a retiring disposition, but how he has changed!
He has plenty of school spirit and is always ready to enter
into anything that promises fun or excitement. He is not
wholly free from idiosyncrasies. for just at present he is learning
the Greek alphabet.
DAGNY ALFHILD WIBERG
R. l. Honor Society: O. A. T.
- Dagny is a pretty, tall blonde who appears to be very quiet
and serene. Looks in this case are deceiving. however, for
Dagny really enjoys a good time. She has studied diligently
but she has also on occasions giggled and whispered. Her name
has rarely been absent from the honor roll. The commercial
world expects to claim Dagny after she leaves E. P. H. S.
xvittiaxi STANTON xvitsBt'R, JR.
Golf 11,11 41.
To our class golf and lX'ilbur haw .zlwgvs laccn svnonvnious
tcrms for no team cvcr :ntcrcd an interscholastic golf tournae
mtnt without him as 5 mcrntnr, Stanton also is distin2u.shcd
for the unusual :arc and considcratzon hp shows for his xounfzcr
brother ran attitude which is 'scrt' rare in school-lifc nat-.'ad:.'.'si
and mai' often bg found vscorung him to after-school appoint,
rncnts with hrs teachers Hc left us in April to loxomc a gol!
XTILDRED FRRNCES 'xX'll.COX
fvlzldred that qutt little rntribgr of our class bilwxtg that
high s:liool pupils ih:uTd bs it-tn and nat heard. and gbgvt all
that thi: zhculd n-at dgzturb their neighbors as meet of as are
Liv-'avi dang. Sh: hge gene through the four '-'CAST of our
szhid life and ha: 11 '.'. -vs dfni: what ihf has undcrtalvzn to
do. fklildred l-Lft ui Iaii txrn to a::tpt J postion :n the offs:
at ilta Gldlil'-'iii D21 '..c7lf.p lut int z:.ll have uitla u- 3 plvac
"' 7'1r:or'. 15229: :nQ h,r quit:
HELEN l.OlQfSfQ 'Cflf'-'Sl GRY
R. I, Honor Societn' Sen or Plan' f-9. Baxlgtlanll tv -M'
CHt7.!if-N Board 1-Q., Class H.stf,riai1 +4 f,
Rh. hire s Helen '.'.' ith her knauiiful ha'r :nl shznlng
tires, She iz lane '.'.' n nat onli' for har eyes and h.ir hzivsevcr.
but for her remarkablx' inf pcrzonalitz' '.'.hQch makes her loved
and respxtecl by all her clazsrnatzs. Her dramatic abilitu' is
shown bv the hard charazter part that sh: portrayed so well in
our Senior play. To us Helen seems the most prcrziizing of the
many potential authors in our class for several of her shorter
sketchas have bien found worthy of a place in the literarv
section of former CPELCSONS. Maw' the culinary and decorative
studies of the home economics course she is to pursue produce
as attractive results as will the literary.
SAMUEL YOUNG, JR.
Baseball 13, 4jg Football 13, 4j: Hockey I3, 40.
VJho's that happy-go-lucky? Why! If it isn't Sam, the
great Chemistry shark, His sterling character has gained for him
the admiration of all his classmates. For his participation in
, the many branches of school athletics he deserves Commendation,
for his scholastic standing has always been satisfactory. Sam is
a great man among the fairer sex, and he has never been known
to miss our class socials. He has not as yet decided upon his
future, but some day We hope to hear of him as a prominent
' business man. Good luck. Sam,
Ode to a Freshman
By A SENIOR
Little Freshmen, meek and low.
With your faces all aglow
As hard problems you do see.
Ol Don't you wish that you were wc?
You have had no troubles yet.
Though they're coming, never freti
Through four years you have to go,
Many things you then will know.
We've thrown our troubles out the door:
All our struggles are no more.
Have you not, as on you go,
Like "us Seniors" wished to grow?
Now, at last. as we depart,
And with tears our eyelids smart,
These kind words with you we'll leave
All of which you should receive:
"Little Freshman, meek and low.
As upon life's path you go.
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Should you ask me whence these stories,
Whence these tales and fabulations,
With the atmosphere of schoolrooms,
NVith the dew and damp of inkwells,
With the choking smell of chalk dust.
And the sickening squeak of crayons.
I should answer, I should tell you
From the Bay of Narragansett,
, From the little town of Rumford.
From the land of zealous clamsters,
From the village of East Providence.
Ye who honor town traditions,
Ye who follow Youth's successes,
Listen to the wondrous history
Of the class of twenty-seven:
Down upon the sacred portals
Of the schoolhouse, of the high school,
Fell we who lived and did not know it
Till we graced those learned benches,
Till we entered in the sporting
Of the gleeful upper-classmen.
Wondrous days of fun and frolic-
Then retribution, swift and awful!
Passed the winter: came the summer,
From that seat of mirth and sorrow
We emerged with hearts so joyful.
But alas, how swift the days were!
How they fled in quick succession!
Lagging footsteps, minds so empty
Wended towards the wee red schoolhouse
There they deemed us Sophs so brainy,
The superiors of the Freshmen.
How we bridled, how we struttedl
With what pride our name We utteredf
Soon a notice of a meeting
Wrote we on the class-room blackboards.
To the hall we then went filing,
Chose a head from 'mongst our numbers.
Chose Hilt Vaughn our mighty chieftain.
Came a party: came more honors
In the realm of sports and socials
To our room-mates, to our classmates.
Rapidly our books we skimmed through:
Gained much ground in lore and football
Came a robin. Sang he to us,
Wake, ye sluggardsl Look and wonder
At the glorious bits of springtime
I have brought from sunny southlandsln
Wake we did and studied harder:
Wept into our biggest hankies
For the teary parting Seniors:
Wiped our eyes and journeyed northwards
For a breath of coolish breezes.
W'hen the trees their leaves were bare of.
And the Autumn found us studying.
Came a cry for tardy money
For a blow-out to the Seniors.
YX'e scraped our pockets. broke our fathers
Swaniped the treasury with our gleanings.
To the caterer gaily tripped we.
Offered him our jack so hard-earned.
This he took and gave a party.
Overwhelmed our class with favor.
Popular indeed were .Iuniorsf
At last we had another meeting.
Elected Mulvey class presider-
He who steered our class so lively.
Through the tide of Senior year.
Earned our athletes some new garlands
For the hall. for their own temples.
Came the robin. Back so early?
Shied at him a book so weighty.
Still the days passed-all too quickly.
Oh how near the end of school daysf
One more year and --
Back we come with expectation
Joy and pain upon our faces.
Realized how close the goal was.
Bent our backs to toil for honor.
Gave a banquet to our victors:
Gave a play-it was successful.
Time fled. lost in that deep cavern
Of Days Past But Not Forgotten.
Honors lay upon the foreheads
Of fifteen from out our numbers.
A splash we made-gave a reception
To our parents. to the Juniors.
Then our school-life culminated
In the striking panorama
Of ninety-one receiving parchments.
Draw the curtain.
Thus it endeth
Midst the rosy glow of honor,
Hard-earned laurels and successes.
Turn we our expectant faces
Toward the sunrise of the Future.
Towards the land of the Hereafter.
THE CRIMSON 41
The Class of '27 have their last goodbye to say:
We must leave you all behind us as we hasten on our way:
But lest you should forget us in the years that are ahead
We are leaving you the talents by which our class has led.
We have known our joys unbounded in the four years. oh, so short:
We have tried to make a record worthy of our own E. P. H. S.
And now our turn is ended and we must go away
For the hands of time can never be slackened for a day.
We. the Class of nineteen twenty-seven. of East Providence and County of Providence
in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations swearing by Olympus that we are
either in our right or left mind revoke all wills hereafter made and declare this to be our Hrst
will and testament:
First-To our successors the Juniors. we leave a bottle of furniture polish with which
to keep their desks highly polished.
.Second-To the Sophomores we bequeath our marvellous scholastic record.
Third-To the Freshmen we leave a collection of valuable books. "How to be Digniiiedf'
"Why We should not Run through the Corridors." "How to Prepare Lessons on Time." and
Fourth-We divide the rest of our earthly possessions as follows:
Prescott Allen's collection of playthings we bequeath to Francis Sullivan.
We will. bequeath or otherwise force on the orchestra. Arthur Ray's bass horn.
John Tafes' winning ways with the teachers we leave to Anthony Alves.
Dorothy Rodman's coy ways we will to Louise Abajian.
To Marshall Shaw we leave William Rice's stature.
Richard Breaden's knowledge of Latin grammar we bequeath to Michael Dicesarc.
Louise Byer's box of candy we leave to Charlotte Brand.
Helen Winslow's famous themes we will to the IIIA-lx English Class,
To Gertrude Bennett we leave Margaret Holmes' and Anna Goodwin's giggle.
Curtis Cushman's electrical ability we bequeath to Norman Nuttall.
Gladys Frebe's A's we leave to the one who can get them.
James Roe's rapid Latin translations we leave to Louis D'Onofrio.
Myra Bradley's geometrical ability we leave to Madge Tennant.
Dorothy Larned's beautiful big brown eyes we bequeath to Marjorie Golf.
To John Hill we leave Hilton Vaughn's humility and air of modesty.
To Marjorie Wynaught we leave Dolores Enos's charming manners.
Hope Pickersgill's poems we bequeath to Marion Menzel.
Fred Mulvey's basketball glory we bequeath to Dexter Davis.
Hazel Steven's constant chatter we leave tc Doris Purnell.
Hope Anthony's spirited cheers we bequeath to Evelyn Olson.
Betty Carpenter's supply of powder is left to Evelyn Tardie.
Elsie Smith's quietness is left to Russell Blake.
Gladys Gould's pink and white complexion we bequeath to Avis Anthony.
George Blackwell's ability to debate we leave to VVilliam Paine.
Rene Burmeister's knowledge of English grammar we leave to the Freshmen.
Frances Merewether's popularity we leave to Muriel Goff.
Dagny Wiberg's stately ways we bequeath to Marion Goff.
We will the inseparable companionship of. Marjorie Harrison and Dorothy O'Leary to
Ruth Rockwell and Abina Boyd. -
Helen Gray's witty answers and Emma Kessler's love of the ridiculous we leave to the
Isabelle Donnelly's love of dogs we leave to Virginia Perry.
Lura Dye's marvellous record of perfect attendance we bequeath to Avis Lounsbury.
To Leila Adams we will Annie Martins fame for piano playing.
We bequeath to Mendel Crocker Eugene Marsden's supply of jokes.
Barbara 'Harrington's happy-go-lucky ways we give to Bernice Ormsbee.
42 THE CRIMSON
Stanton Wilbur's success as a golf player we bequeath to George Spink.
Thornton Baker's sheikish ways are left to Milton XViberg.
Ernest Goodwin's mischievousness we bequeath to Carl Anderson.
Jennie Jarek's place in the office is given to Hazel Deaett.
Roy McDonald's loquacity we bequeath to Norman Halpin.
Nettie Comrie's golden curls are bequeathed to Esther Johnson.
Edgar Thompson's ability as an actor we leave to Denton Gravlin.
To Ross Greene we leave Henry Johnson's place in the library.
To the physical training class is left all the muscular exercise Bertram Smith did not get
during the physical training periods.
Mildred Lindopp's small stature we leave to Lillian Vernon.
Charlotte Kirk's desire to have the last Word we bequeath to Adeline Butterworth.
To George Carey we leave Walter Casartello's motto, "People should be seen and not
Mary Goggin's conscientiousness in doing her lessons is left to Olive Hascall.
Ray Lunnie's ability to get into trouble we bequeath to Francis Roe.
Edna Mardenborough's coquettishness is given to Dorothy Walker.
lrving Read's collection of school letters we leave to Clifton Lindell.
Frank Reilly's good nature we will to Patrick Aiello.
Ruth Goff's love of fun we bequeath to Laura Lema.
Walter Lucas's ability as a detective is left to the teachers.
To Helen Mulvey we leave Mabel Olson's desire to help everyone.
Ellen Oldham's 'cello is bequeathed to Nina Jenks.
Faith Bourne's frequent trips south we bequeath to John Roe.
Leona Segool's fondness for music we leave to the Appreciation of Music Class.
Ray Thompson's place as a student of agriculture we leave to Parsons Richmond.
Paulinus Donahue's ability to sing we bequeath to the Glee Club.
Anthony Healy's quiet ways are left to Carl Soderlund.
To Maynard Davis is bequeathed Elena Checca's knowledge of French grammar.
Wallace Gonsalves's favorite saying "Where's our lesson?" is given to Herbert Horton.
Laura Metts' ability to translate Spanish is bequeathed to Grace Lundgren.
Gardiner Jameson's desire to pass without studying we will to Margaret Carey.
Frederic Ripley's pleasing smile we bequeath to Harold Levine.
Mildred WilcoX's ability to study during physical training periods is left to Catherine
George Emerson's ready grin we leave to John Larned.
Mary Morgan's desire to carry home all her books We bequeath to Ethel Springer.
Doris Jenk's collection of athletes we leave to Virginia Thayer.
Walter Monahan's blushes We will to Ulysses McConnell.
Evelyn Fernstrom's abundance of historical knowledge we bequeath to the library.
Marguerite Martin's efficiency as a commercial student We leave to the two year clericals.
Sam Youngs success on the picture committee we leave to the next fortunate person'
who holds that position.
To Inez Lapham we leave Ruth Collins' place on the baseball team.
Arthur Lofquist's desire to help everyone in French we bequeath to Luella Holmes.
Hattie Eddy's love of studying we leave to Ruth Breaden.
Athalina Hubbard's ability to draw we bequeath to Jean Ramsdell.
Austin Merewether's disappearing moustache we leave to Elliott Parker.
To Ruth Hascall, Josiah Mason's tennis racquet is left.
Henry Pickersgill's mathematical designs we leave to Robert Taylor.
Theodore Hudson's and Frederic Sullaway's golf socks are consigned to the property
box of the school play.
Chester Goodwin's famous basketball playing we bequeath to Lloyd Luther.
Gerald Adams' all-around ability in athletics we leave to Marshall Kingsbury.
Charlotte Taubert's supply of cake we leave to the lunch room.
Robert Whitaker's slide rule we bequeath to the fourth year mathematics class.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto fixed our hand and seal on this twenty-Hrst day
of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-seven.
THE cRiMsoN 43
Around the brilliantly-lighted dining room of the new Thompson-Thompson Hotel,
nearly a hundred middle-aged people were talking and eating merrily at a banquet in honor
of Fred Mulvey. recently elected mayor of the city of East Providence. To think that in my
far-distant school-days, this iiourishing city had been a small town noted only for the athletic
pennants which hung on the walls of its one high-schoolf
When the tenth course of a delicious dinner from Hazel Stevens and Edna Marden-
boroughs Catering Concern had been consumed. a distinguished-looking gentleman. appar-
ently the toastmaster, began to introduce the speaker. The man's moustache disguised him
for a moment. but soon I recognized him to be our amiable G. H. Blackwell. Jr.. who had
come all the way from his soft-soap factory in Chicago to be present on this occasion.
Junior introduced U. S. Senator Jerry Adams. who proceeded to give us an inspiring talk
on everything in general. All our celebrities. Joe Mason. tennis champion: Stan Vfilbur.
renowned golfer. Ted Hudson. a manufacturing jeweler. and Roy McDonald. Congressman.
followed with speeches which we managed to live through successfully.
As a source of relief after the speech-making Mabel Olson's orchestra. with Annie Martin
at the piano and Art Ray mixed up somewhere under a huge bass-horn. rendered "I'm fond of
Blondes." one of John Tafe's latest song-hits. Speed Baker, the oil magnate who has con-
tributed to so many animal-welfare funds, munched celery and hummed softly with the
As the orchestra ceased, conversation became general, and snatches of it reached my ears.
"Who would have thought itf Ruth Goff and Margaret Holmes have opened a home
for undersized children. They're using Pret Allen's patent cereal to fatten 'em upiu
"Gladys Gould-at the Modern in 'Stolen Glancesf George Emerson wrote the play."
"Heard about the Bye-Mor Oil Company? First three letters of each stand for Byers and
Morgan-Louise and Mary, y'know. They're planning to put the Standard Oil out of bus-
"Ray Lunnie and some Egyptian girl-opened a dancing-school in the Goggin building."
"Seen Evelyn Fernstrom's new history book? And Etta I-lerold's new volume on Napo-
leon is being used up at E. P.-Dot Larned is dean of the girls up there."
"Speaking of books--Helen XVinslow wrote the hit of the season with illustrations by
Gladys Frebe. Vlith that combination it's a knockoutf'
At this point Junior introduced the mayor as next speaker.
"Look at that girl making eyes at the mayor." I whispered to Mildred Lindopp who sat
beside me. "What nerve!"
"Oh, she's his wife: she's got more right to wink at him than Dot Rodman over there.
especially when she's only been married to that Bank President for three months."
I wasnt very interested in what our dear mayor was saying, so I let my glance wander
to the people assembled there.
So Ellen Oldham had returned from Europe. and Samuel Young. the successful rnis-
sionary who had converted so many heathens, had returned in time to be present. Henry John-
son, the principal of a girls' inishing school in China. was talking over matters with Boonie
Anthony, our present athletic director at E. P.
Charlotte Kirk was there, looking as slick as a peacock in a rig which she must have
bought at Leona Segoo1's exclusive shop. Ruth Collins was talking fluently in "Espanola"
with a handsome Spaniard who, as I learned later. was the Spanish ambassador and husband
of Marjorie Harrison. Paulinus Donahue, the opera singer who has so recently risen to fame.
was feeding lump sugar to Isabel Donnelly's two-by-four trick pekinese, whom she always
carries around with her.
At this point Fred ceased speaking, and the former Doris Jenks was announced. She
gave us a thrilling account of her tour through Africa and how her present husband had
rescued her from a tragic death. It was so pathetic that Frances Merewether. the most taste-
fully dressed Woman of the 400, wept all through it. CSO did IJ
44 THE CRIMSON
After countless people dried their tears, Junior announced another speaker, Jimmie Roe,
editor of The Riverside Mercury, on whose staff is Walter Lucas, agricultural expert.
His speaking was interrupted by a heart-rending squeal from the other part of the room.
It was only Emma Kessler. however: Fred Sullaway, judge of probate court, had tickled her,
fSome people never seem to grow up,l
James nnished speaking, and Curtis Cushman, principal of the Junior High, gave us a
short speech. At last the speechmaking was over and we were free to gossip and talk over
Just then I saw Lura Dye. who gives free concerts for the needy. She was raving to
Jennie Jarek about a new violin protege she'd just found. I listened politely for a moment,
and then spying Dolores Enos, Dean of Pembroke, speaking with a very distinguished looking
woman, I hastened to speak with her. I recognized the other woman to be one whose pictures
I had so often seen in European Society News. formerly Betty Carpenter.
There were Wallace Gonsalves and his dear little bride from California, and nearby Nettie
Comrie, Elsie Smith and Elena Checca, who are nurses, were chatting with Hattie Eddy about
different East Providence-ites: V
"Rene Burmeister is advertising agent of the Country Gentleman."
"Athelina Hubbard's conducting a music school."
"Seen the new drug store up at Rumford, Goodwin U Goodwin-Ernie and Chick?
Charlotte Taubert runs the beauty goods counter. Gladys Blackledge is a business school
"Oh, did you know that Laura Metts is running a rival store to Fanny Farmer's Candy
A'-Hear about Fred Ripley's trying to buy out Henry Ford's business? Y'knoW he
and Bob Vvfhitaker made a mint of money on a new brand of cigars."
A'Dot O'Leary's been posing for Dagny Wiberg's new hair-shampoo, and they say she's
always used Palmolivef'
As I was gathering all this news, I saw Hilton Vaughn, now a successful minister, deliv-
ering a lecture on the evils of the theatre to Harry Pickersgill, Charles Schof1eld's understudy.
Reverend Vaughn's vocabulary had increased to an enormous extent since his high school days.
Over in a secluded corner. Myra Bradley, dietitian at Pembroke, was engaged in earnest
conversation with Dick Breaden. who teaches Greek over at Brown.
Art Lofquist. the Florida orange producer. was shaking with the peculiar laugh of his
with Anna Goodwin, a French teacher, who has never outgrown her ancient giggle.
Several people whom I wanted to see were absent from the banquet, It was rumored
that Austin Merewether couldn't come because his movie-star wife wouldnt trust him alone
on the train. Bertram Smith couldn't leave his ranch and little gold mine out west where he
was comfortably settled with his small family. Faith Bourne and her husband were busily
engaged in their extensive automobile business down South, and Walter Monahan and Walter
Casartello, wouldfbe-famous detective, had been suddenly called away to India in search of
some missing "jools," fThe same old story.j
Three of our prominent athletes, Bill Rice, recently elected "Emperor of Baseballnz Frank
Reilly, and Irv. Read, Olympic Hockey Players, were also absent.
Anthony Healy, our multi-millionaire bachelor. was detained by several dinner parties
at his residence on Long Island, but sent on his private secretary. Margaret Martin.
Barbara Harrington and Helen Gray, secretaries at the Jameson Hardware Company were
discussing the recent wedding of the "big boss" with his private secretary.
"Why, my dear, her trousseau was perfectly-" fYou know the way women tallml
Mildred Wilcox, the new secretary up at E. PM was telling Eugene Marsden. the compiler
of a new dictionary, how low the standards of all the classes are up there compared with those
of the class of 'Z7.
Soon Junior Blackwell. who had been rushing wildly around as usual. jumped up on a
platform and announced that there would be dancing in the ball room, into which we all
thronged and were soon in a whirl of excitement.
46 TI-IE CRIMSON
Rhode lsland Honor Society
The most important assembly of the spring term, to the Seniors at least, is the one in
which the elections to the Rhode lsland Honor Society are made known and the solid gold
pins and certincates of membership are presented, There was no less excitement and anticipa-
tion this year as to those who were to be publicly honored for their high scholastic standing,
school spirit and character: for all of these requirements for admission to membership are care-
fully considered in regard to each candidate.
At thisiannual Honors Day we are always privileged to hear an inspiring talk by some
official of the Rhode lsland Honor Society or some one of importance in educational circles.
This year we were especially fortunate in having as our speaker Prof. Kenneth O. Mason. Dean
of Ereshmen at Brown University, who spoke on the "Relatfon between High School and
We wish it were possible to give in toto the practical and inspiring address of Dean Mason
with its many personal and humorous illustrations but must content ourselves with a brief
resume. Due recognition was paid to the scholastic achievements of the honor students, for
2. display of which so little opportunity is given in school life. Dramatlcs, athletics, musical
clubs, debates and other extra-curricular activities, all worthwhile in themselves and all con-
tributing to a real education, are carried on with a great deal of publicity and those who par-
ticipate in them are lauded and applauded, While those who expend their efforts on intellectual
and scholastic pursuits are not honored so often.
Then Dean Mason discussed the purpose of higher education. He emphasized the fact
that college was not for every high school graduate, that it did not confer social prestige upon
its graduates. that it did not pave the way to the most remunerative positions, and that it
required certain emotional and personal as well as intellectual qualifications in its students.
College is a limited and close community demanding of its members a strongly co-operative
spirit with which to meet the keen competition in all activities. There is little sympathy shown
to those who cannot make good. The teachers and the college will try to help educate the
students but the real responsibility lies with the students themselves.
Education is not merely the acquisition of a fund of information, of miscellaneous facts
and data which may be found in any of the numerous encyclopedias and reference books on
sale everywhere. lt is rather the ability to understand what you study, and especially the
ability to understand your fellow men and fellow women. lt develops the divine quality of
tact, co-operation, and getting along with other people. The extra-curricular activities teach
these qualities while the courses pursued in college supply the information.
A student leaving high school should consider carefully and decide what he really wants
to do, then he should proceed as directly as he can to that goal. College is expensive and it
is not right to select that type of education and waste both time and money if results will not be
satisfactory. There are other lines of education as useful and as remunerative. Having
selected his future course the student should learn both books and human nature, make use
of his information, and get along with his fellowfmen. A good education helps somebody else:
it is above all, an ability to achieve co-operation.
Preceding Dean Mason's address the solid gold pins and certificates of election to the
R. l. Honor Society were presented to the new members by Mrs. Edgar S. Ray, president
of our Parent-Teacher Association.
The newly elected members are:
Richard Pierson Breaden, '27 Ernest Henry Johnson, Jr., '27
Dolores Audrey Enos, '27 Charlotte Eliza Kirk, '27
Gladys Lavinia Frebe, '27 Etta lrene Herold, '27
Meyer l.evine. '28 Dorothy Marie Larned, '27
Dorothy Ellen Oldham. '27 John Francis Tafe, Jr., '27
Carl Gerhard Paulson. '28 Dagny Alfhild Wiberg, '27
Hope MacKay Pickersgill, '27 Helen Louise Winsloxv. '27
James Edward Roe. '27
In 1926 there were elected two other members of the present Senior class:
Evelyn Olive Lennea Fernstrom. '27 Josiah Coggeshall Mason. '21
. The Annual Play
The annual play was a howling success:
It went over big, we are glad to confess:
But the howl of all howls was emitted from Jean
When the Squirrel's rough face at the window was seen.
Russell Blake. as young Dick. kept us all in suspense:
Xyhen he bravely risked capture our dismay was intense:
He carried the plot till we feared he was caught.
But we found his intentions were not what we thought.
Dominie. his old pal. made a fine Dr. Blair:
He was pious and kind. and he just couldn't swear:
His ways with the ladies were certainly fine.
But he seemed to lack confidence in this new line.
Jean, Richard's sweetheart, was certainly sweet.
As lovely a lady as one could e'er meet:
Her affection for Dick amazed till we found
That she knew it was he all the time, quite profoundf
Judge Logan was sober, as judges should bc:
Dominie seemed awed by the discovery
That Stivers was coming. was hot on their track:
He wanted to go. but the dough kept him back.
Dr. Chilton. the villian, was certainly bad.
XVhen he tried to rob Jean it seemed very sad.
He was finally baffled as all villians should be
But Dick quite forgave him and let him go free.
The two southern negroes were very amusing.
Though why they should quarrel was sadly confusing.
They quarreled and argued from morning till night
And when through with their quarrels they started to fight.
Miss Alicia was quite a refined dear old lady.
Dr. Blair entertained her: they seemed rather shady-
I mean those remarks that she didn't quite get.
But why should we worry when she didn't fret.
Gordon and Stivers were certainly great:
Neither one got his man it is sad to relate.
Though Gordon gave Squirrel a terrible scare.
He carried his suitcase which wasn't quite fair.
48 THE CRIMSON
Girls' Glee Club
"Harkl the sound of joyous voices!" These words float through the corridors of the
school the Hrst period every Monday morning. Immediately we know that the Girls' Glee
Club has begun to raise their melodious voices in the song 'Faean to Spring." As all Senior
girls are requested to join the Glee Club there is a rather large chorus this year.
First Sopranos-Gladys Armstrong, '28, Estelle Boudreau, '29, Mary Connors, '29,
Mary Cute, '29, Kathryn Farrell, '29, Olive Hascall. '29, Nina Jenks, '29, Carolyn Kiernan,
28: Ruth Landgraf, '28, Jeannette LeBeau. '29, Edith Noya. '28, Bernice Crmsbee, '29,
Constance Stafford '28, Eleanor Trusty, '29, Ada XVhitney, '29, Marjorie Wynaught, '29,
Second Sopranos-Gladys Anderson, '28, Dorothy Allen, '28, Dorothy Angell, '28,
Mary Bautista, '28, Hope Belcher, '28, Vivian Boudreau, '28, Hope Blomstedt, '28, Agnes
Brenner, '28, Barbara Bridgford, '28, Adelaide Calder, '28, Martha Crawford, '28, Marion
Goff, '28, Muriel Goff, '28: Ruth Hascall, '28, Erna Haskins, '28, Mary Haytaian, '28,
Myrtle Johnson, '28, Lois Johnson, '28, Mary Martin, '29, Dorothy Walker, '29, Hope
Stubbs, '28, Evelyn Tardie, '29, Barbara Thornton, '29, Lillian Vernon, '28, Dorothy
Gardiner, '28, Edith Hawkins, '29, Dorothy Chappell, '29, Rita Gill, '28: Eleanor Land-
berg, '29, Edith Walker. '29, Virginia Perry, '30, Emily Crowley, '28, Marion Hough, '29,
Dorothy Rae, '28, Theresa McConaghy, '29, Rose Cardosa, '28, Florence Oehrle, '29, Grace
Harrison. '29, Bessie Hunter, '29.
Euterpe smiles with pleasure when our talented orchestra commences to play. In the front
row of the first violin section are three well known Senior boys, whom Miss Spink considers
indispensable to the orchestra. Vwlhat will she do when they graduate2 Its reputation has
grown speedily and it is considered one of the most obliging orchestras in the state. as it
always plays at school functions.
Now I will give you a list of its most illustrious members:
Violins-George Blackwell, '27, Gertrude Bennett. '30, Estelle Boudreau. '29, Richard
Breaden, '27, Louise Byers, '27, Ida Checca, '3l, Nettie Comrie, '27, Lura Dye, '27, Doro-
thy Engel, "5l, George Engel, '30, Elsie Herold, '30, Frances Hill, '29, Eleanor Ide '30,
Myrtle Johnson. '28, Lois Johnson, '28, Mary Martin, '29, Dorothy Walker, '29, Hope
Pickersgill, '27, John Fitzgerald, '27, Josiah Mason, '27, Anna Goodwin. '27.
Trumpets-Michael Dicesaro. '29, Doris Jenks, '27, Maurice Mountain, '29.
Saxophone-Isabel Hancock, '29.
'CellojEllen Oldham, '27.
Drum7John Nangle, '30.
Piano-Richard Hart, '30,
Music Week was observed at the Freshmen assembly period on Tuesday, May fourth, by
a special program arranged by Mrs. Cushman of the faculty. Alice Chapin of Room 3
presided and announced the following numbers:
When de Banjo Plays, XViIson
The Song and the Breeze Tillofson-Dvorak
Girls' Clee Club
Reading-Why We Celebrate Music Week
Ethelyn Pray, Room 3
Piano Solo+Country Gardens Grainger
Charlotte Waters, Room 3
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Recitation1lNlusic Hmm Yun Duke
Mildred Crosbv. Room 3
Violin Solo+X'alse Caprice Qtfuholti'
Mildred Damstrom. Room 7
Vocal Solo--A XVinter l.ullabv ljulvoet-n
Lionel Mavo. Room T
ACCO?-lPANlS1S' Katherine Perkins Charlotte XX',iters and Xlr' Cushman
East Providence has gained more championships this vear than in anv vear of her history.
Particularlv gratifving is the one in debating, inasmuch as it was lfast Providence Highs hrst
venture in a state interscholastic league. This vear's worl-t in debating has been the most
McDonald Mr. Bates 'Coach , Ciravlin
Blackwell fCapt.i Breaden. l"l. Johnson. VV. Paine
ambitious program ever undertaken bv our school but the schools prestige goes back to lfllfi
when we engaged in our first interscholastic contest with Cranston High ln th.- twentv-Eve
debates in which the school has entered East Providence has lost only four.
Early this vear the lnterscholasti: Debating League was formed under the auspices of the
Rhode Island College of Education. The schools entering the league were Hope. Central Falls.
Commercial. XX'arwick Vfest Vfarwick. Pawtucket. KVoonsoclnet and East Providence. The
victorious team was to receive a silver cup offered bv the College of Education.
At the beginning of the second semester. Mr. Bates called for candidates. As the program
was a long one. it was deemed advisable to have six students represent the team. Cixorge Blaclt-
well. Jr.. Vfilliam Paine. Richard Breaden. Henrv Johnson l.erov McDonald and Denton
Gravlin were the ones nnallv selected, George Blazkvsell, lr, was unanimouslv elezted captain
of the team. by the team members.
50 THE CRIMSON
The Hrst debate was with Pawtucket at East Providence on March 2. We defended the
negative side of the question, "Resolved: That the United States should recognize the present
Soviet Covernment of Russia." Our team, made up of Breaden, Paine, Blackwell and Johnson.
alternate, won unanimously.
A week later the team journeyed to Vifoonsocket and vanquished the Woonsocket advocates
of recognition. The debaters thatqnight were Cravlin, McDonald, Johnson and Breaden,
The next debate was with Hope at our hall. To the audience and the debaters this was
the most interesting debate of the season. There was much rejoicing when it was announced
that Breaden, Paine, Blackwell ancl Johnson, alternate, hadiwon for East Providence. We
still defended the negative on the Russian question.
The same team that defeated Hope defeated West Warwick at West Warwick on March 23,
This was the final debate on Russia, Again we defended the negative.
After this debate three weeks were allowed for preparation on the new question, "Resolved:
That the United States should grant immediate independence to the Philippines."
On April 19 the new series opened with Central Ealls at East Providence. Central Ealls
argued for the affirmative and we the negative. Johnson, Blackwell, Paine and Breaden, alter-
nate, won the debate for East Providence.
East Providence was now called upon to shift allegiance and support the Eilipinos. One
more victory was needed to clinch the championship, but our efforts in behalf of the "little
brown brother" did not gain us the victory over Commercial in a debate held at the Auditorium
of the Rhode Island College of Education, May 4th. Johnson, Breaden, Paine and McDonald,
alternate, made the team, This was the first and only defeat of the season.
The defeat only seemed to spur the team on. A victory in the last debate was necessary
to a winning of the championship: a defeat meant merely a tie for first place.
Warwick was the guest of East Providence in the final debate. The band made its debut
and probably inspired the boys. At any rate the debate was a good one. East Providence won
and celebrated another championship. ln this debate we advocated "immediate independence"
again. The same team that debated Central Ealls debated Warwick.
MICE AND MEN
The Senior Play
The Senior class has undergone a change
Each student now assumes a ntting role:
John Tafe, a wise philosopher t'Tis strangell .
Miss Enos his intended bride so droll,
Miss Gould is now the proud vivacious wife
Of Arthur Ray. so gay and full of fun
While Gonsalves leads a muchedesired life
As boss of ten fair orphans fAh, well doneli
George Blackwell wins the fair Dolores' heart:
Tafe gives her upg his plans have gone agley.
Each other student plays his chosen part
As servant, matron, lord, or Hddler gay.
And now, as masquerade has had its day,
The curtain falls upon the Senior play.
-E. L. lVlARSDliN
THE CRIMSON 5l
One of the most active groups in the Providence Council of Girl Reserves is our own
Hi-Tri. With stated meetings at the Y. W. C. A, on the first and third Thursdays of the
month and frequent meetings between times in Room 10, and still more frequent group dis-
cussions in the corridors, there is no doubt that the plans and opinions of the members are
well aired and discussed.
The interests of the Reserves are placed in the home. school. health. recreation. and service
and the program of the year's activities includes all of these. Classes in aesthetic dancing and
apparatus work have been organized. tests taken in swimming and diving. and a party given the
children at the R. I. S. P. C. C. Home on Doyle Avenue, with gifts. ice cream and cake for
In January the girls had full charge of the program at the meeting of the Parent-Teacher
Association. In their white middy suits with blue ties they made a most attractive appearance.
particularly in the candle-light ceremonial. Eight girls were initiated by Miss Anne XVilliams.
Girl Reserve Secretary of Providence Council. in a public ceremony. A short 'sketch was pre-
sented under the direction of Miss Baker, one of the advisers. and a piano solo was given by
Nellie Fuhrer. At the tea which followed, Miss Wolf and Miss Baker poured and sandwiches
were served by the girls.
One of the chief delights of the Girl Reserves is to attend Camp Maqua during the summer,
and the group at East Providence hopes to make it possible for at least two girls to have :his
good fortune at this summer's session. lt has attempted in various ways to raise money for
this purpose. In March a most successful dance and bridge was held in Roger XVilliams Grange
Hall under the chaperonage of the advisers and some of the mothers. In April our girls had
a table at the sale in the Y. W. C. A. which netted an additional sum. As this article goes to
press Miss Baker is busily coaching a play "Breezy Point" which will be produced early in
The officers of this active organization are Helen Hall. '28, President: Ruth Hascall, '28,
Vice-President: Doris Williams, '29. Secretary: Mary Hudson. '28, Treasurer. and Ruth
Landgraf, '28, Gladys Padelford. '28, Barbara Bridgford. '28, Pearl Armstrong. '28, chairmen,
respectively, of the program, social, conference and membership committees. The advisers are
members of the faculty, Miss Waddington. Miss XVolf. Miss Baker. Miss Hartford. and Miss
Lecture on lndia
The school enjoyed a very interesting and unusual talk on India given by Mr. Dahlwani
of Bombay who was accompanied by his wife and who described the dress and customs of
the different castes of that country.
The most interesting features of his talk included the processes of making turbans, man's
only headdress in India. This can be accomplished in about three minutes with nine yards
of gay-colored cloth and various twistings and wrappings about the head. Mrs. Dahlwani
described and illustrated how the women of that country prepare themselves for the most
auspicious occasions in about five minutes. Their dress, which consists of twelve yards of
beautiful cloth in one long piece, is draped in the most clever fashion about the person. Their
methods of eating were also described and illustrated. They possess no knives, forks or spoons
which makes it necessary for them to eat with their fingers, thus reducing dish washing Wages
are very low there, but the cost of living is unbelievably inexpensive, for a house may be
rented for the sum of nfteen cents a month and a dozen bananas may be purchased for three
cents. However, the poorer classes possess no such luxuries as we. for they have no electric
lights, gas or other appliances which are considered necessities by us.
After extending greetings to us in three different dialects Mr. Dahlwani explained briefly
the scale and character of the native music and sang several songs of different types while
accompanying himself, or rather marking time and rhythm for himself, on some native instru-
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The Library Auxiliary
The Library Auxiliary, which has been in existence for a year, was formally organized
on the 26th of March of this year, when the officers were elected. These officers are Eleanor
Bearce, president: Helen Mulvey. secretary: and Ruth Breaden, treasurer, with Miss Hill, the
librarian, as director. The other members of this organization are Caroline Bowen, Gladys
Gould, Cecile Guilmette, Marion Roux, Adelaide Calder, Louise Byers, Marion Riley, Ross
Greene, Blanchard Brown and Henry Johnson.
Any person who can give one period, or its equivalent, a week is eligible. Membership
is limited to nfteen for any one term.
The Auxiliary has two definite purposes: to stimulate interest in the library among the
student body: and to help the librarian. This help is rendered in many ways. Members learn
to take care of the desk, find material for the bulletin boards. repair books, cover magazines,
review magazines and papers, and gather outside reference material.
Some of the members have made library note-books and scrap-books which will be
exhibited in the library. A very successful food-sale was held on the twelfth of April, which
netted over thirty dollars. This money will be used to help buy the many reference books for
departments of science, history, literature and art, which the library needs.
Miss Gould, Miss Guilmette and Miss Roux have been of much help in typewriring let-
ters, book-lists, and catalogue-cards, while Blanchard Brown has made several very effective
All things considered, we feel that We have had a very successful pioneer year, and shall
do even better next year.
The following students have been selected to compete in the annual prize speaking con-
test on Friday evening, May 27, 192.71
Russell Herbert Blake, '28 Alonzo Frederick Morgan, '28
Mildred Crosby, '30 Eugenia Elizabeth Carpenter, '27
Gladys Gloria Gould, '27 Arthur Graham Ray, '27
Edith Louise Hawkins, '29 John James Roe, '28
When Watson opened his door one morning, after he had linished shaving with NVilliams
Shaving Cream, he found his friend Holmes in a Brown study.
"Watson," said Holmes, "get on your ulster so you Won't Freese and come along."
Watson obeyed and slipped his Trusty army pistol into his ulster pocket.
"lt seems," said Holmes, as they were seated comfortably in a Checca Cab, "that a
Young Hunter was found shot in the Woods near Thornton. The body was found by a Mil-
ler who was going to Westheld in his Ford for two Weeks vacation. General Logan, the
Tennant of Parkinson Hall, sent for me, since the body was Bourne to his house."
They soon reached their destination, and Holmes pulled out some Coyne that was mostly
Nichols and paid off the driver. As they approached the gate of the estate, it was opened
by the Gardiner whose dignity reminded them of a Herold of old. They then proceeded to the
house door and it was opened by General Logan. who had been with Sherman in his march
"You are a little Tardief' said he. "but isn't this Merewether we're having?"
They entered the living room and were introduced to the General's daughter, a Cute
young girl who was playing with her pet Martin and feeding it Rice, the only thing it Ever-
Holmes approached the body of the unfortunate Hunter, and reaching into one of the
victim's pockets, pulled out a few cigarette Stubbs and after examining them put them into
his own pocket. Holmes then asked where the body was found. General Logan answered,
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"The body was found in the Forrest. at the bottom of a cliff we call Black-ledge. The ground
had not been trampled down and it did not look as if there had been a Frey."
Holmes interrupted, "Where is the gun that you said was found near the body?"
Logan's daughter replied nervously, "It's up in Mars-den." The scene seemed to Paine
the Angell child and Logan. always anxious for his Child's weak Hart, sent her from the room.
Holmes. who had been standing looking out of the window. gave a shout and we rushed
to the window just in time to see a Vklalker in a Gray suit passing a Roe of houses on Eddy
Street. Making sure that no one was looking. the figure slipped quietly into a Lane and up a
Hill where there were several Barnes. They watched eagerly and saw the figure emerge
presently. riding in the Kings-Ford.
"Logan," shouted Holmes. "have you a car handy?"
"Yes. sir. there's one at the door now," replied the Ceneral.
The three rushed downstairs, Holmes first. and Vklatson and the General following. and
entered Logan's Green Jewett and with the General at the wheel gave Chase to the Kings-Ford.
They were going so fast that they almost knocked down a Barber and a Taylor who were
crossing the street. They followed the car across the NVaters of the Seekonk. near the place
where Williams landed three hundred years ago. and went through Anthony Street to Luther's
Corners. By this time they were going so fast that they almost went into a Pond. The Rod-
man knew Holmes and waved to him. General Logan finally got the car stopped and turned to
Holmes and asked. "XVhat shall I do with the car, Holmes?"
The famous detective replied. "Ide Park 'er if I were you." Just then they saw their vic-
tim enter a store which was owned by a Vwlelch Carpenter whose brother was a Smith who
Holmes turned to Watson. "Now, Watson. I need your help. I want you to Black-
well and generally disguise yourself as a negro and see what information you can get from the
Watson was soon at his portable "make-up" box and in a few minutes entered the store
as a negro. On the walls he noticed a Hancock Life Insurance calendar. a Davis Baking Powder
ad, and a Henderson seed poster. On the counter was an Oldham. sprinkled with Pepper.
that looked too tough to Cook. There were also bags of rye and XVheat-on the counter.
Among the other Byers were a woman And-'er-son. and a Miner and a Mason who were argu-
ing about the correct price of J Peck of potatoes at that time the year before. XYatson. in dis-
guise. then approached the counter and opened conversation with the grocer by asking. "Vv'hat
The storekeeper was about to reply when a shout was heard outside and everybody
rushed out and saw Holmes pointing at a man on a Stringer of a barn across one of the little
Brooks near by. The thief was a man with a Sharpe face and a prominent Adam's apple
and evidently knew that he was suspected, for the crowd could Reade fear written all over his
"Hay-maui" shouted Holmes, "come down before you get hurt." The man had sense
enough to obey and descended. but Holmes was ready for him and. when he landed. deftly
clapped his handcuffs on the prisoner's wrists. The prisoner became indignant and said. "Say,
I'm a Freeman! What do you mean by this? Show me your warrantI"
Holmes calmly produced his revolver saying. "This is sufficient warrant for now. Speak-
man, tell your Story!" The man, realizing that he was caught. made a clean breast of the
affair and did not resist when Holmes led him to the walting Jewett. Watson had meanwhile
removed his "make-up" and they were soon all on their way back to their rooms at Baker
ANTHONY, HoPE:. Royal Certincate, L. C. Smith Certificate.
COLLINS, RUTH: Royal Certificate.
DONAHUE, PAULINUS: Remington Certificate, Remington Silver Pin, Royal Gold Pin, Royal
Certificate of Proficiency, L. C. Smith Certificate. L. C. Smith Bronze Pin, Underwood
Bronze Pin. '
FERNSTROM, EVELYN: Royal Certificate. Royal Gold Pin, Remington Certincate, Remington
Silver Pin, L. C. Smith Certificate, L. C. Smith Bronze Pin, Underwood Certificate, Un-
derwood Bronze Pin.
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FRIEBE. GLADYS: Royal Certificate, L. C. Smith Certihcate, Underwood Certificate, Reming-
ton Certificate. V
COULD. GLADYS: Royal Certificate, Remington Certificate, L. C. Smith Certificate, Under-
L. C. Smith Certificate.
HARRISON, MARJORIE: Underwood Certificate.
JAREK, JENNIE: Royal Certificate, Underwood Certificate, L. C. Smith Certificate.
KIRK, CHARLOTTE: Underwood Certificate, Remington Certificate.
LUCAS, WALTER: Remington Certihcate.
METTS, LAURA: Underwood Certificate, Underwood Bronze Pin, Remington Certificate.
O'LEARY, DOROTHY: Royal CertiHcate.
RODMAN, DOROTHY: Remington Certificate,
SEGOOL. LEONA: L. C. Smith Bronze Medal. Underwood Certificate.
STEVENS, HAZEL: Royal Certificate, Royal Gold Pin, Remington Certificate, L, C. Smith:
Certificate. L. C. Smith Pin, Underwood Certificate.
TAFE, JOHN: Underwood Certificate. Royal Certihcate.
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Class of 1928
Grand Minstrel Show
Under the auspices of the class of '28
Proceeds to go to the home for overworked Trig. Physics.
and Latin students.
Squeek. Squeek. lCurtain ascendingj
OPENING CHORUS lentire classl "Hail, Hail the Gangs All Here."
INTRODUCTION of end men by interlocutor lPresident C. Fuhrerl. i
Ladies. gentlemen. teachers. and French students: allow me to present to you the finest
set of end men ever assembled for a show of this sort. These men are accustomed
to receiving only the kindest of applause and bouquets: so. my friends. I beg of you
to please refrain from throwing unnecessary objects in their general direction.
On my right you see Sambo Bushnell. baseball manager and all-around athlete.
Judge Paulson. the well-known actor and feather-weight boxer. and finally we have
"Lanky" Kearney. the undisputed heavy-weight and universally known bass singer.
On my left you see Sheik Halpin. tie expert and French interpreter. Rastus Spink. and
- Sylli Sylvester. Miss Porters lost English enthusiast.
SPECIALTY: Slight-of-hand exhibition by "Mal" Jeffries entitled. "The Flight of the
SAMBO BUSHNELL: "Say, Rastus. did you hear about the crack Mr. Vvlelch made in the
physics class the other day?"
RASTUS SPINK: "No. What did he say?"
SAMBO: "Childs asked him if certain experiments were to be done that day. and Mr. NVelch
replied. 'No. Those are for the smart ones. That let's you out. Childsf "
RASTUS: "Thais not as bad as 'Phil' Green asking Mr. Bates how to punctuate the para-
graph. 'Valetudinarianf "
BANJO SELECTION by Herbert Horton. The alphabet song entitled. "My A's will always
B. D's and E's." In memory of the monthly report card.
SPECIALTY: Cartoons and Sketches by Blanchard Brown.
MONOLOGUE: How Vy'e Play Basketball. by Rita Gill. captain of the Champion girls' team.
SHEIK HALPIN: "Say, Mister Fuhrer. you know the other day in our English class Miss
Porter requested that everyone please face the front of the room. 'Vocabulary' Carey
replied in his usual way. 'Why doesn't she do it herself? I want to throw this
END SONG-BY RASTUS SPINK: entitled "Here's How."
LANKY KEARNY: "Did any of you hear Miss Porter in IV-B English Class ask Cory
Richmond to explain the mood of the murder scenes in Macbeth? Richmond awaken-
ing from profound slumber replied. 'I should say it was present Indicative moodf "
SYLLI SYLVESTER: "Napoleon certainly must have been some freak according to Louise
Abajian who told Miss Baker that he was a Frenchman whose father and mother
CHORUS: "I W'ant to Be a Girl Reserve." by the members of the East Providence Group,
Helen Hall. president.
RASTUS SPINK: "I heard a good one the other day. Miss Cushing. who had just ex-
plained dollars and cents to the III-A Spanish Class informed Helen Hall that she
fHelenj couldn't write the sentence that way because she had no CENTS.
END SONG by LANKY KEARNEY: "Five foot Two."
SPECIALTY by MORGAN: Where did you get those eyes?
END SONG by SHEIK HALPIN: "Now you Chase Me." Cory Richmond at the piano.
SAMBO BUSHNELL: "I suppose you heard about Andy Forrest asking Mr. Titchener if a
hen would lay boiled eggs if it drank hot water."
SPECIALTY: Katherine Perkins will now play "Those Tuesday Morning Blues."
DUET by SYLLI SYLVESTER and JUDGE PAULSON: entitled. "It won't be long Now."
fMeaning the Minstrel.j
CLOSING CHORUS: fDON'T CLAPJ "Till we meet again."
56 THE CRIMSON
Junior B Notes
We take this opportunity to impress upon your minds that, although it may not shine
in comparison with the Seniors, the Junior B class has its good points and characters. Let us
state here at the very outset that according to a quotation from Patrick Aiello, in English class,
"Money in your pocket is your best friend." You can readily see from this remark on the
part of the "Sheik" why we have such a high standing in the thrift campaign. According to
"Professor" Hill, "Harry Flodin is a logical contender for Gene Tunney's heavyweight crown."
We must now consider a few other members of the class. Estella Barber is our actress
who starred as heroine in the school play. Bertha Speelman and Evelyn Tardie lead the class
in scholastic honors. Ruth Breaden, our Spanish enthusiast, and Margaret Dooley are run-
ners up for honors. Consider the words of Westfield as heard in class, "Richmond has the
'Oratorical Abilities." Vsfestfleld says little but means much.
The prospects for the baseball team look good because one of our live Wires, Earle
Anthony. is pitching. Maynard Davis is also out for baseball but his real ability is on the
literary side. He is a born author. It will give you an inspiration to read. "When Knighthood
was in Tarpaperf' written by none other than our own Maynard. The Misses Hawkins,
Sherman and Harrison are working hard in the Physical Training class, and Isabelle Hancock
is helping the orchestra with her saxophone. The Misses Farrell, Lucas and Suggitt are lead'-
ing in French and we hope they will take a trip to France to test their ability in this language.
Someone said that we would soon see Clayton Carlson coming to school in a big car because
he is our treasurer, but Honesty is his middle name. Florence Oehrle was our contribution to
the girl's basketball team. Barbara Thornton told us how to "rush the shutesn in the Opera
House and we all think we would like to try it and get a thrill. Kenneth Morison is our big
boy who doesn't say much, but, boy. he can throw an eraser!
Mr. Mosby is authority for the statement that Mary Martin is the kiddiest one in class.
but Mary is a good girl just the same. Vyfe could go on writing about our illustrious class
for two or three pages if space permitted. but we will conclude with a brief reference to our
new boy wonder, Mountain. who has come to us from Tech. He has livened our class by
his witty sayings and remarks. We want to take this opportunity to welcome him to our
class and school if he hasn't been welcomed already. We now rest our case with you and we
are sure that you are convinced of the merits of our class. We thank you.
Sophomore A Notes
Here we are again! Not Freshmen any longer but Sophomores much better acquainted
Most of our Freshman honor roll students have survived this year and the names of
Michael Dicesaro. Robert Huntsman, Mary Rego. Helen Mulvey, Bernice Ormsbee. Florence
McPherson and Cecile Guilmette are usually seen on either the honor roll or the honorable
Caroline Bowen, Marion Hough, and Laura Lema have never been known to be anything
but cheerful. A smile may always be expected from them on test days although the rest of
us cannot even look pleasant-much less smile.
Francis Roe's giggle is known throughout the school and whenever he starts to laugh
everyone else does also. The class is also entertained by the unexpected remarks of Caley,
Allan, and Parker.
Merrill Shaw is the class dwarf and so far the giant has not appeared.
Evelyn Frey, Marjorie Wynaught, Isabel Hancock, and Florence Pickersgill are artistically
inclined, as exhibits in the drawingroom will show. Miss Frey is noted for her grace in
handling that awkward geometry compass and Miss Hancock is famous for the new bank-
banner which she made for Room 8.
Gertrude Monahan and Florence Oehrle are interested in athletics and Miss Monahan was
captain of the girls' varsity basketball team this year.
Estelle Boudreau and Olive Hascall are exceedingly devoted and are seldom seen without
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Milton Hall is very interested in bugs. birds. and snakes and we wonder if he will become
a naturalist some day.
Some of the members of our class seem better able to endure the physical-training period
this year. Perhaps they are consoled by the fact that there is now only one period daily instead
But this is already too long. so with many thanks to our teachers for being so patient
with us we bid you farewell until next year.
Sophomore B Notes
Haw do you do. friends: we hope that you have enjoyed the past year as we have. In
that time we have put aside the frivolity of Freshmen and assumed the dignity of Sopho-
mores. Here follows our story in brief:
Our marks are not so high as when wc were Freshmen but Kathleen Hancock. Philip
Sherbume. Arthur V7illiams. Robert Paine and Luther Lewis are still leading the honor roll.
Arlene Haskins. M. Ci. Mountain. Austin Roe. Robert Taylor and Alice Vlilson follow closely.
Robert Paine is our geometry wizard while Christina Hutcheon is our perfect bookkeeper.
The frequent duels between Ridgewell and Roe amused the algebra class till an unfeeling
teacher changed Roe's seat. There have also been many interesting debates between Young and
Miss Haskins on nationality.
Last year it was predicted that Randall and Lewis would shine at athletics. This has
come true in fact. for Randall made the '26 football squad and both have gone out for track.
"ltches" McGrath has gone out for baseball. VN'e are trying hard at banking interest. but
Rooms 3 and 10 are setting a dizzy pace.
The assistant stage manager. Vwlilliams. and assistant electrician. Nuttall. of the Athletic
play were drawn from our illustrious ranks.
Its easy to talk about yourself and. oh well. give the freshmen a chance.
Freshman A Notes
Wellif we Freshmen have been here nearly a year and we certainly do like it. During
this initial year we have been getting into practice for the coming one when we will be no
longer Freshmen but dignified Sophomores.
Every month on our honor roll are the names of Faith Cushman. "Our Latin Sharkuz
Henry Childs. Who is bashful but wise: Herman Deaett. whose vocabulary never runs dry:
Carrie Asquino. "Our Algebra Bug." and also the names of Abina Boyd. Ruth Ericson. Edna
Ciellett. Dorothy Metivier, and Ernest Perry.
Just to show you how sagacious we are I will give you an example:
MR. HAYDEN: Johannas. what is a collective noun'
JOHANNAS: An ash-can.
NOTICEZI Please do not bring toys to class.-Miss Mahoney.
The Freshman A class of '30 numbers not only intellectual wizards. but also a fine group
of athletes. for its boys are the basketball champions of the school. This team consists of
Jimmie Duarte. captain. Bill Holmes. Henry Childs. George Engle. Ervan Horton. and Frank
Dawley. Childs and Duarte received silver basketballs for substituting on the varsity cham-
The most popular girls in the class are Avis Anthony. who has both beauty and brains:
Mildred Crosby, who has a very keen sense of humor: Olive Townsend. our quiet beauty: and
Barbara Thayer, the only Freshman on the girls' varsity basketball team.
And last but not least we will mention our class comedians. the foremost and smallest being
Carl "Texas" Wilbur Anderson, who takes a great delight in bringing toys to class. Next in
order is Bill Holmes, another "C1ratiano," who talks a great deal and says nothing.
Here We will bid you Au Revoir, and not Adieu, for we hope to see you at the meetings
of the Rhode Island Honor Society.
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Freshman B Notes
The Freshman class this year is one overflowing with brains. The following list of
names does not look so promising as I have said but just the same you cannot beat this
Freshman class. Now We may consider some of these people whom we have referred to as
The pupils on the honor and honorable mention lists are as follows:
Honor Roll: Isabelle Daggett, Willard Robinson, Ralph West.
Honorable Mention: Louise Brogan. Elizabeth lVlcAloon, Ethel Stringer, Paul Paulson.
Most of the Freshmen in room twelve behave fairly well, but Wickland is an exception.
Elizabeth lVlcAloon attracts the attention of the class during Algebra periods in changing
her "fourteen feet to inches." She also has the habit of calling a young unmarried girl "Mrs,"
Louise Brogan, a blushing little blonde, is an example of why "gentlemen prefer blondes!"
Howard Pass with his "plus fours" and snappy socks does make the girls feel that life
is worth living.
George Anderson is a source of great amusement. We are all thinking of chipping in
and buying him a collar with "Jester of East Providence High." written on it. The funny
part of it, though, is that no one laughs at him except a few other jesters who think it their
duty to do so.
Doris McLaughlin, another attractive blonde, certainly does block up the traffic in lbhe
upper corridor by talking to her "boyfriends"
Truman Patterson seems always to have a supply of ladies' handkerchiefs in his pockets.
We at first wondered where he got them until we discovered ours missing.
Paul Paulson, like Truman Patterson, has a collective instinct, but instead of handker-
crhiefs he has chosen vanity cases.
Ida Checca has her troubles in trying to keep her case hidden, since Paul sits beside her.
Carlson, known as the door tender, objects to letting girls wave to their friends as they
go by in the corridor.
Address to Undergraduates
Hark ye, one and all, to the message of the Class of 1927. For four years we have toiled
through the field of knowledge and scrambled over the briars of examinations. until at last
we have reached the pinnacle of wisdom. And now. undergraduates, listen to the words of
knowledge that we leave you.
Juniors: As the days have passed, the wistful expression upon your faces has shown quite
plainly that you are anxious to become occupants of Room 1. When you have attained that
honor be sure to be in your seats on time, polish the tops of your desk at least once a month,
never leave the heat on with the windows open fan oversight worthy of severe punishmentj ,
and be sure to take the nrst seats in the Assembly Hall. The rest'-that you must conduct
yourself in a dignified manner, spurn the Freshmen, making them do odd jobs for you-will
be told you by Miss Cmoff in frequent lectures.
Sophornores: You who have learned not to make a rush down the stairs at lunch time
but who have not yet reached the stage of repressing your laughter. remember when you are
Juniors you are grown up. ln fact you will be constantly reminded of this. lf you always
aid your home room teacher by dusting her desk and running errands. learn your lessons as
well as we did, you will be an ideal class, at least in that teacher's eyes.
Freshmen: Attention, you inhabitants of the third floor. Cease your giggling and for the
sake of the towns finances stop chewing your pencils. You should remember that you are
insignificant creatures and should be seen and not heard. Alas, the way you run through
the corridors shows that you need to profit by this advice. However, during your senior
year, you will become civilized by contact with the austere Juniors and Seniors.
Finally, let us advise you to pattern yourselves after our illustrious class, and as far as
possible be a credit to E. P. H. S.
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It is always with' much interest that we follow, not only the careers of graduates of
E. P. H. S.. but of their children who. too. are graduates of our school. Often we do not
know until after graduation that we have the "second generation." The editor is very glad
to have items of interest concerning alumni sent to her during the school year. News should
be forwarded before the first of April. since the CRIMSON goes to print soon after that date
In last year's class we had sons and daughters of several E. P. H. S. alumni. These were
Alfreda Sanderson. the daughter of Louise Leonardson Sanderson. 1889: Miriam Leonard.
daughter of May Kenyon. 1895: Dorothy and Helen Hill. daughters of Frank and Harrv
Hill respectively: Doris Nliner. daughter of May Bishop and XVill Miner. graduates of E. P.
H. S.: Florence Oldham who. though not a daughter of an alumna of E. P. H. S. is the
daughter of a former teacher. Nellie Munroe Oldham: Russell Peck. step-son of Grace Vfallen
Peck. and Irene Nolan. daughter of Nellie O'Leary Nolan.
On our faculty this year we have Miss Mahoney. niece of Agnes L. Mahoney, 1889.
Alice Johnson Lombard is to be congratulated on the Hne scholastic standing of her two
daughters at Brown: Olive. the older. being in the third highest group. and Louise. the younger.
being in the highest group. Louise is a candidate for Enal honors. She won second prize in
Italian last June at Brown. They live in Lawrence. Mass.
Mabel McTwiggan Kendall has a daughter. Dorothy. at Northwestern University. She
has two -sons who are in high school. They live in Oak Park. Chicago. Ill.
Edna Carpenter Goff has a daughter. Ruth, in this year's graduating class. She has another
daughter. Marion. a Junior: and a son. Anthony. a Freshman at E. P. H. S. A third daughter.
Madeleine, is still in primary school. The mother being "triply" interested in high school is,
quite naturally. a very earnest worker in the East Providence High School Parent-Teacher
Association. Ruth will go to R. I. State: Marion, to R. 1. S. D.: and Anthony. to Brown.
Lottie Chase Ray has a son. Arthur, in this year's class. Her laughter. Kathryn. is
librarian at the Providence Public Library.
George B. Munroe has a son. George. Junior. at Brown and another son. Eldredge. at
R. I. State.
George Carpenter has a daughter. Betty, in this year's class. Betty will go to'R. I. State
next September. A son. Richmond. is a Junior at Brown.
Arthur F. Short. Treasurer of Providence Gas Co.. has a son who is preparing for
Brown at Classical High School. A second son is in grammar school.
Helen Bliss Emerson has a son. George. in the class of 1927. who will enter Brown next
fall. A daughter. Mary. is a Senior at Brown.
Mary P. Hill has two nieces at Brown-Ruth. a Junior. who made Phi Beta Kappa
this year: and Dorothy, a Freshman. Both are daughters of Frank Hill, 1899.
Helen Davis Bridgford has a daughter. Barbara. in the class of 1928.
Harrison Hill has a daughter. Frances. in the class of 1929.
Desiree Dubois Chaffee is now living in Los Angeles. Calif.
Ella Burt Kenney, of Spring Brook Farm, Slocum. R. I.. has a son Donald at the R. I.
School of Design. A second son, Richard, helps run the farm: and a daughter. Dorothy, is
at West Kingston High School.
Alberta Golf Johnson has a son, Ernest Henry Jr.. in the class of 1927. Henry will go
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to Dartmouth next year. The oldest son, Malcolm, a graduate of M. I. T., is home on a
furlough from China where he is employed by the Standard Oil Co. of N. Y. A second son,
Edward, will this year get his' degree at the University of Maine. He is a member of Beta
Theta Pi Fraternity. Next year he will take post graduate work at Amherst. Mr. Johnson
is a Brown graduate, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Phi. He is a lawyer in Boston.
While in college he taught at E. P. H. S.
Town Solicitor Truman Patterson has a son Truman, in E. P. H. S.
Judge Russell W. Richmond has two sons in high school, Cory. a Senior, and Parsons-
1 Junior. Judge Richmond, in November, gave a dramatic reading, "The Flattering Vv'ord,"
at the High School Hall for the benefit of the P. T. A. He has given frequent readings, at
Trinity Methodist Church, Providence. He is a member of the Players and often :tppears
in their productions.
Cora Sutton Morgan has a daughter, Mary, in this year's class. Mary, who frnished in
February, is attending Bryant U Stratton's.
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Anthony CJennie Taylorl have a daughter, Avis, in the class
of 1930. Their daughter Doris, a grad-uate of Brown, 1924, member of Phi Beta Kappa.
and Sigma Xi, is doing actuarial work in the Puzritan Life Insurance Co. of Providence Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony recently announced the engagement of Doris to Arthur Ballou.
Mabel Lowe Armstrong has twin daughters, Pearl and Gladys, in the class of 1928.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank N. Ray tLei1a Longfellowj have a son Robert at Mt. Herman, and
a daughter, Vivian, at Dean Academy.
Mary Slocum Anthony has a son, Earle, in the class of 1929. Her daughter, Helen, an
unusually bright girl, since completing the two years Commercial Course at E. P. H. S., bas.
been doing office work.
Laura Brooks Hawkins's husband, Frederick Hawkins, teacher at Classical High School.
Providence, acted as judge for East Providence at one of the Interscholastic Debates given in
March, at the E. P. H, S.
Wallace Jameson, athletic coach at E. P. H. S., has a son, Norman, in the class of '29.
Samuel Lincoln, of the E. P. School Committee, presided at one of the home debates in
the Interscholastic series. He was also "master of ceremonies" at the banquet given by the E. P-
H. S. P. T. A. to the Championship basketball team, on March 17.
Hulda Sealander Pieczentkowski, a teacher at Riverside, has a son, Albert, Jr., who
is a senior at E. P. H. S. She has an older son at Annapolis,
Fannie Anthony Taylor has a son. Robert, in the class of 1929. A second son will
enter high school next September,
Marguerite Blackburn Childs has a son, Wallace, a Senior, and a second son. Henry, .1
Sophomore, at E. P. H. S.
Mr. and Mrs, Lewis F. Goff fMyra Smithj have a daughter Harriet. who will enter
E. P. H. S. next September.
T. Howard Ray has a daughter, Virginia. at the Lincoln School. Providence. Virginia
spent her spring vacation in Washington, Philadelphia and New York City.
Frederick Lindopp has a daughter. Mildred, in the class of 1927.
Edith Chaffee is Dean of girls in Central Falls High School.
Irene Bates Salisbury has a son, Roger, who is a Sophomore at Cranston High School.
A daughter, Barbara, is at Pippin Orchard School, Cranston.
Cius lde has a daughter at F. P. H. S. in the class of 19710.
Jessie Chace Angell has a daughter, Marjorie, in the class of 1928.
Susie Chase Martin has a daughter in the class of 1929.
Harriet Briggs, librarian at the Watchemoket Free Public Library, has done much to
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serve teachers and students at E. P. H. S. lt is her desire to co-operate with the teachers in
the public schools in giving the children of the town the best the library can afford. She is
glad to purchase any books suggested by teachers.
Clarence Richard Johnson. Professor of Sociology at Bucknell University. has this year
been studying for his Doctor's degree at the University of Southern California. Los Angeles.
Prof. Johnson who studied for the ministry but was compelled to give it up because of his
voice. has taught at Robert College. Constantinople: at Colby: at Brown: and at Bucknell
University. He has an A. B. and an A. M. degree from Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Curtis with their daughters. Marjorie and Nancy. spent part
of the winter in Florida. Mr. Curtis attended. at Tampa. the Biennial Congress of the Alpha
Tau Omega Fraternity of which he is Province Chief in Southern New England. After the
convention Mr. and Nlrs. Curtis and children visil-d Mrs. Curtis's brother-in-law and sister.
Mr. and hlrs. John A. Sands at XVest Palm Beach. Mr. Curtis. Brown 1909. Ann Arbor
1912, is a Providence attorney.
Our greatest sympathy goes out to Lillian VVilcox Adams in the loss of her husband.
Samuel Adams. who died in March. Mrs. Adams is mother of "Jerry." "Jerry" will enter
Brown next September.
Gustave Menzell has a daughter in the class of 1930.
Dr. Richard McCoart is a member. from the Eighth Vfard. of the Providence City Council.
He is a graduate of Tuft's Medical College. This is his third term as Councilman.
Otto Pahline has moved from San Francisco to Akron. Ohio.
The incorporators of the Day and Night Auto Service. were Calvert Casey. Providence
Attorney, Harold Steen and Everett D. Higgins. attorney.
T. Dawson Brown is president of the Greater Providence Council. Boy Scouts of America.
Carlton Kingsford IDartmouth 19131. his wife and three children. Carlton. Jr. 111
years oldl. Jeanne laged 101 and Shirley fagezl 71 are now living in Manchester. N. H.
' l 9 l l
Marguerite Dillon is Art Supervisor in the Junior High School in Mount Vernon.
Edith Budlong. R. N., has. the year past. been President of the Memorial Hospital
Alumnae Association. She has been taking courses at Brown University this winter. in addition
to doing her regular Child VN'elfare work for the State.
To the class of 1912 should go considerable credit, for it was this class. just 15 years
ago that printed the Hrst CRIMSON. Not much like the CRIMSON of today was this iirst
one! The irst CRIMSON sold for 10 cents a copy. Today it sellsfor one dollar a copy, 1
hear a scornful member of 1912 say "ls it ten times as good today as it was then?" Mav I
not answer, "Is true worth measured in dollars and cents?" For fifteen years the Alumni
Editor has tried. in her very limited way. to keep those interested informed concerning the
activities of alumni of East Providence High School. She has followed with much personal
interest, not only for Efteen years. but for longer. the careers of her beloved students. When
she has failed to mention them in the CRIMSON she has had no news to give. Much to her
sheer joy one keen. handsome. debonair member of 1912 challenged her for not having men-
tioned members of the class of 1912 often enough in past years. In the several letters that
have passed between this same member and the Alumni Editor he has given to the Editor most
charming glimpses of his own home life and of his two delightful youngsters. XVould that
We had more like him!
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Speaking of families, the editor ran into Helen Canfield Messinger the other day. She
was out shopping with small Shirley and Bobby. Baby Natalie Helen was home asleep. Fm
willing to wager there are no dull moments in the Messinger household, for two livelier
youngsters you never saw than Shirley, full of pride in the possession of her baby sister, and
Bobby, trying to be everywhere at once. Helen and Sewall are to be congratulated on their
Ellis Hawkes, more familiarly known as "Jack" Hawkes is at the Warren branch of
Cooper-Kenworthy, Inc. He has two children, Ellis, Jr., and Barbara Marilyn. They are
living in West Barrington.
Helen McCoart Deasy has moved from Anthony Street to Rumford where they have
built a house. They also have a young son, John P. Deasy, Jr.
Dorothy H. Purinton is living in Coscos, Greenwich, Conn. Neither she nor her
brother Dexter ever married.
Harold Barney, Brown, '16, is a chemist with the United States Finishing Company.
Ella V. Quilty is sub-principal at the Peck High School, Barrington. She is secretary
of the Barrington Parent-Teacher Association.
Roscoe Smyth is in the N. Y. ofhce of the Sayles organization, in the capacity of sales-
man or agent for one of their branches. He has a charming little daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Wisbey were given a surprise house-warming at their home on
Community Street, Auburn. by several friends shortly after they moved. Mrs. Wisbey is a
Brown girl, while Herbert is a graduate of R. 1. State, 1917.
Mabel Halliday has spent some time. this past year, visiting her sister Grace Halliday
Leonard and family, in New Hampshire.
Charles Lermond was best man at the wedding of Marion Horton and Maurice Lermond.
brother of Charles.
Marion Scott Kahrman has a small daughter, Grace, who will some day bec-:me a prima
donna. She and her cousin Earl, son of Mildred Short Scott and Earl Scott, frequently
appear in public concert work. Now one of Marion's twins, the little girl, is singing duets
with Grace. Marion herself looks like a girl in her teens, notwithstanding the responsibilities
of a family of three children, an invalid father and mother. A "gallant lady" is Marion!
Faith Shedd is dietitian and public health worker in the schools of Cranston. She is
doing a wonderful work with the children of Cranston.
Neva Langworthy spent last summer in California visiting her sister Claudia Langworthv
Greene. On her way back East she visited her brother Louis, in Georgia, and her brother
Philip, in New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln R. Arnold CMadeleine Vkfebsterl entertained, at a dinner party
New Year's Eve, at their home on Arch Street, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Arnold
Jr., who had just arrived on the S. S. Sinaia from Bucharest. Rumania. Mr. Arnold is vice-
consul at Bucharest. Madeleine is the mother of four beautiful children. She is a graduate
of Brown University, 1918.
Hope Humes Webster is an interested worker in the Brown Alumnae Club of Providence.
Elizabeth Ross, Brown, '19, is teaching in the Hartford High School.
Edna MacDonald, Brown, '19, a teacher at Hope Street High School, is director of the
dramatic society recently organized at Hope. She coached the Freshmen in the play. "Six
Who Pass While Lentils Boil." Edna is another active worker in the Brown Alumnae Club.
She gave an address before the Teachers' Book Club of thc Commercial High School on "Books
I Have Read Recently."
Charles Southey is at the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania.
We understand that Edna McCoart will soon join the ranks of the young matrons.
Gertrude Goggin and Edward McCoart were married in December, at the Church of Our
Lady of Mount Carmel, in Seekonk. Miss Goggin was attended by her sister Agnes, as maid
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of honor. and Marguerite Cioggin. James McCoart. brother of Edward. was best man. Mr.
and Mrs. McCoart are now living at 83 Anthony Street. East Providence.
Sara Ann Hill. Brown. '21. member of Phi Beta Kappa. has been of much assistance
to our debating team at the Providence Public Library. VVith unfailing courtesy and cheerful
good will she has helped our boys over many a hard place. Ruth Coombs is also a help to
our students who go to the Providence Public Library. XVe have now several alumnae in
library Work in Providence: Jessica Vlhitford. 'O0: Sara Ann Hill. 'l7: Ruth Coombs. '15:
Kathryn Ray. '23: Mildred Perkins. '23: Avis Munroe. '22 fat the Atheneuml: and Isabel
Perl-.ins. '21 lat R. I. S. D. Library and summers at the Atheneumt.
Carolyn Macdonald is teaching English at the Newton High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo White IMabel Wheeler! are now living at 838 Broadway. East
Arthur Merewether. Brown. '22, is athletic Coach at Phillips' Andover Academy.
Maria Borges and Hazel Sullivan. 'l7. are both teachers at Tristam Burgess School. Ere-
quently we hear accountsyof their teaching from their adoring youngsters.
Russell Hawkins is studying Law at Boston University.
Florence Budlong. a critic teacher at the Henry Barnard School. R. I. C. E.. will. as
usual. spend the summer in Maine with Olive Beveridge. a former member of E. P. H. S.
faculty. Miss Beveridge. who is a graduate nurse. is teaching in Boston. She is a frequent
visitor at Elorence's home in Scituate. Then again Florence and Miss Beveridge spend many
week ends enjoying the theatres. shopping. teas and concerts in Boston.
On January 20 occurred the death of Elizabeth Shedd Barnes at Azusa. Cal. Elizabeth
went west about a year ago to be married. In January a daughter was born. VVhen the
baby was tive days old Elizabeth had an attack of appendicitis. was operated on. and died.
Her mother was visiting her at the time. The baby is with an aunt in California. Elizabeth.
a graduate of R. I. State. '23. was dietitian worker at the Providence Gas Co. previous to her
marriage. W'e mourn the loss of one so young. beautiful. and talented. so line in character and
Mary Remington, Who. under the leadership of Henri Scott. of Philadclphia. has developed
a marvelous voice. last June made her musical debut in Providence. at J recital. given at the
Providence Plantations Club. Her program was a most ambitious one. including Caro Mio
Ben fGiordanil: Queen of Night 4Mozartl an air from the "Magic Flute" in the original
key. a most difficult selection. bringing out Mary's own flute like voice to perfection. She
sang also "L'Heure Delicieuse" fStaubl: "Nuit D'Etoiles" l'De Bussyl: and the A"Waltz
Song" fCiounodJ from "Romeo et Juliette." another selection testing a far more mature voice
than Marys She sang the much loved "Caro Nome" fVerdiJ from "Rigoletto" like a pro-
fessional actress of wide experience. She sang also "The XVoodpigeon" fLehmanl: "Loch
Lomond" fFritz Kreislerj: "A Spring Serenade" fGilbertel. "Come Hither Lyttle Childe"
fSpa1dingj, and Ciilberte's exquisite "Moonlight-Starlight." Now can you find another girl.
of Mary's age, to give such an ambitious recital for her debut? Those fortunate enough to
hear her were charmed with her smooth. clear tones of richness far beyond the power of the
average young singer. With it all Mary showed such poise and self possession as to augur
Well for her musical success in the years to come.
Wendell Bowen is no longer in business in Chicago. His personal interests seem to have
called him East again.
Mr. and Mrs. Burgess fElorence Crawshawj are now living at 186 XVaterman Ave. Mrs.
Burgess continues to be assistant at the High School. We couldn't get along without her!
Priscilla Adames was maid of honor at the wedding of her sister Ora. to Charles Hopkins.
at the Park Avenue Baptist Church, N. Y. City, last October.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Barker CMargaret Bloomfieldj are now living at 3200 Pawtucket
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Roy Bent and his wife, Kathleen XVatkins, are no longer living in Florida After the
Florida real estate bubble burst, business was too dull for progressive northerners to remain
there contented. They are now living in Westfield, Mass.
Albert Callahan will complete his Law Course at Columbia this year.
Lois Munroe finished her nursing course at the Walter Reed Hospital, Washington. D. C.,
last December. Lois, who is a graduate of Brown, '24, will do private nursing for a while.
Mr. and Mrs. Vim. B. Corbin fRuth Coxl are now living on Grove Avenue, East Provi-
Mr. and Mrs. Knecht fHa7el Leonardsonl are living in New Haven, Conn.
Alice Bourne, Brown, '25, of the Faculty, is Captain of the Rurnford troop of Girl
To Helen Bemis, graduate of the R. I. Hospital School for Nurses. was awarded the
much coveted State Honor Seal: those who receive 90 per cent or over in the examinations
given by the R. I. Board of Examiners of Trained Nurses, get Honor Seals. Edith Budlong,
graduate of Memorial Hospital School. of Pawtucket, is our only other alumna who has won
Doris Wrightington and Charles Tirrell, of Bristol, were married September I2 at St.
Mark's Church, Riverside. Doris was attended by her sister. Madeline, as maid of honor. Mr.
and Mrs. Tirrell are now living at 20 Firglade Ave.. Riverside.
Hope Baker, Brown. '25, of the East Providence High School faculty. is one of the
leaders of the High School Girl Reserves. She is teacher of history and mathematics and is
one of the athletic coaches. Each morning, at quarter to eight, Hope slides silently, skillfully
on to the parking ground for East Providence High School in her own Essex Coach. Alice
Bourne also rides to school each day in her sporty little car. A third member of our faculty
to speed up to the curb in her own car is Elizabeth Cushing.. '22, Wheaton. '26. From the
dignity, poise and skill of our three graduates. you would hardly know how few are the years
that separate student and faculty. All success to our girls!
Bethana Hobbs, Wheaton, '25, spent the summer of 1926 traveling all over England
and the Continent. She is teaching at Wellesley Junior High.
Robert Murphy, Providence College, '26, is at M. I. T.
Decrevi Oldham is teaching English at Colby Academy. New London. N. H.
Isabel Perkins has been doing studio work this past year. besides doing library work.
evenings, at the R. I. S. D. Isabel has become a most skillful artist making parchment lamp
shades. It will not be long now before Isabel is more interested in home mak'ng than in
commercial life. Isabel's romance started at E. P. H. S.. for young Mowrv was her class mate
for a time. He is now in Rochester, though he expects to be sent to Philadelphia in the near
Marjorie Walker, Brown, '26, is teaching at Norwich Academy, Norwich, Connecticut.
Owing to the illness of her mother, Marjorie has given up her plans for spending the summer
Kendrick Brown is a member of the Men's Student Council at State. I-Ie was also on:
of the two representatives of his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, on the Polygon. the inter-lira-
ternity organization at R. I. State.
Vernon Van Valkenberg is a member of the Electrical Engineering Society at State.
Milton Blackwell received the degree of Bachelor ol' Education from R. I. C. E. lair
June. He is now assistant principal at the Hoyt School.
One bit of news concerning Robert Gilmore did not get into the CRIMSON last year because
of its early publication. Gilmore received the degree of A. B., magna cum laude the highest
honor that can be given with a degree. To Gilmore was also awarded a James Manning
Scholarship, given only to those whose work throughout the year has been of such excellence
that they are deemed worthy of very high academfc distinction.
Mrs. Arthur Fielder fDorothy Wlieelerl was mairon of honor at the wedding of her
sister Mabel and XValdo kVhite.
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Myrtle Crawshaw is private secretary to Mr. Avery of the Avery Piano Co. Both she
and Mr. Avery were formerly with the Parkinson Piano House.
George Dewsnap is a Senior at Rhode Island State.
Lloyd Willard is paying and receiving' teller at the East Providence Branch of the Indus-
trial Trust Co. Two other E. P. boys are at the branch of the Industrial Trust also.-Milton
Potter. 1921 and Edward Penniman. Jr. Charles Taylor. '20, Brown. '24, is teller at the
Mechanics National. Providence.
Muriel Rice is one of the secretaries at the Rhode Island Hospital Trust Co. She is now
living in Providence.
Kenneth Riley and wife are back in town again. They are living at Kenneth's old home.
A few days ago the alumni editor met Marion Stevenson Hopkins and "Bud" Stevenson's
Wife wheeling their young sons out for an airing. The babies are adorable. Frank. Jr. with
Frank. Sr.'s own red cheeks. cast radiant smiles on the editor as if no terrors of future mathe-
matics loomed upon his horizon. As the editor passed on. Marion exclaimed. in her happy
way. "You'll get him soon. Miss Goff." Hope I do.
Mabel Thornley. Middlebury. '26. is teaching in the grades. "No supsrintcndent seems
to want a teacher in high school without experience and how can a girl ever get experience
without a chance." says Mabel. She has been taking several courses at Brown this winter
Mabel has all of the ambition. light heartedness and 'Apep' of her high school days. together
with added dignity and breadth of vision of greater maturity. Some day she'll get into high
Esther Greene was one of the attendants at the French-Daubnev wedding at the Newman
Congregational Church. Lora French was maid of honor.
Winifred MacLaughlin has been on the Scholarship Honor Roll ever since she went to
R. I. State. The Senior women in the Home Economics course at R. I. State, bv the invitation
of the Society of Community Vlomen. have taken charge of the redecorating and refurnishing
of the Settlement Cottage in East Greenwich. Viinifred is one of the girls chosen. The com-
munity of East Greenwich is to celebrate its 250th anniversary next September and at this
time the Settlement Cottage will be opened to all visitors at East Greenwich for inspection. Go
in and see what Winifred can do in furnishing a house. You'll want her to furnish cnc for
you. She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority and a member of the Grist Board.
Berenice Grieves is a member of the Grist Board. and of the Beacon Board at R. I.
State. She also belongs to the Phi Delta. the dramatic society at State.
Hazel Gilbert, Brown. '27, is president of the College Athletic Association and business
manager of the Komians. the College Dramatic Society.
Edna Machon of Lakeland. Florida. visited. during the month of September. Marjorie
Maclntosh. While there, she gave a surprise personal shower and bridge in honor of Adah
Among those who were graduated from R. I. C. E. last June were Emily Leonard. and
Claire Racine: Mildred Perkins and Katheryn Ray from the Library Course.
CliEord Chadwick. Mary Emerson. Hazel Gilbert. Harold Hey. Alfred Marble. George
Merewether. George Monroe. Jr.. and Claire Ryan are at Brown.
Warren Gray is at R. I. State.
Florence Rice, graduate nurse, is doing private nursing.
David Kronquist is at Colby. Maine.
Hope Johnson. daughter of one of the prominent druggists in the State. is now working
at the Mexican Petroleum Co. in Providence. She is going to tour Europe this summer with
her mother. Her sister. Jessica. has just completed a tour of the United States and Canada.
with the Student Prince Company.
Leah Sayer has moved to Coweset. R. I. She is now teaching music. Leah is still
studying at the N. E. Conservatory of Music.
Hugh Orr has joined Delta Sigma Epsilon Fraternity at R. I. State. His brother John
Orr also belongs.
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Marjorie MacIntosh was maid-of-honor at the wedding of her sister Adah to Thomas
K. Hyland MacKenzie and Arthur Zuar Smith are members of Theta Chi Fraternity at
R. I. State College. Smith is on the Dean's Honor Roll.
Lois Wilcox has joined Chi Omega Sorority. She is on the Honor List at R, I. State
Richmond Carpenter, Brown, '28, a Journal reporter for college news, spent the Easter
holidays with Joseph Lewis, a classmate and fraternity brother, at the Lewis home in Trenton,
N. J. The two young men motored to Trenton and back.
Pearl Ballou is at R. I. School of Design.
Aria Cameron and Mary Meegan are at R. I. College of Education. Aria belongs to the
Junior Chopin Club.
Donald Crawford is at Boston University School of Business Administration.
George Enos, Jr., is with Robbins Manufacturing Jewelers, Attleboro. He has already
been promoted and is most enthusiastic over his work. The editor misses her "general repair
Irene Goggin is in training at the School for Nurses, St. Joseph's Hospital.
Cecil Henderson, Thomas Morris, Elizabeth Oldham, and Stuart Woodruff are at Brown.
All made grades high enough to be listed in the honor groups. Morris headed the list, being
in Group II.
James Marble, Eldredge Monroe, Raymond Stevens, James Kelley Townsend, are at
R. I. State. Stevens again made the Dean's Honor Roll.
In February Ruth Sherman and Charles Appleby were quietly married at the bride's home
in Rumford. Helen Sherman, Ruth's sister, was maid of honor. Mr. and Mrs. Appleby are
now living on Smith St., Providence. So has Ruth given up her career as a teacher.
Helen Brush, Anne Brooks, Margaret Fynn, Mabel Gilbert, Martha Greene, Doris Paquette
are at R. I. C. E.
Dean Hunter is a member of the Beacon Board at R. I. State. The Beacon is the Col-
lege weekly newspaper. He is also a member of the Campus Club.
Henry Oehrle is at the General Electric School in Boston.
Norman McCabe has the honor of having the best report sent back to E. P. H. S. of
any of our students at any college this year. McCabe is at Brown.
Robert Sullivan was at Providence College during the first semester of 192647.
Winfield Fletcher and Joseph Housen are at the R. I. School of Design. Fletcher is also
working at Mason's Drug Store after school hours and during vacations.
Lawrence Harrington is at the School of Business Administration, Boston University.
Allan Haskins, Dorothy Lynn, and Hope Merrill are at R. I. State.
Louise Kelly is at the Posse School of Physical Education. Boston. She spent her spring
vacation visiting her room mate, Alice Cox, Upper Montclaire, N. J.
George Levine has left Brown to go into business.
John Sullivan and .James Juskalian, '24, are at Providence College.
At Brown are Ina Hunter, Nathan Pass, Robert Perkins. and Audrey Read. Of the
E. P. H. S. students at Brown the following made the second scholarship group: Thomas
Morris, '24, and Mary Emerson, '233 third group. Hazel Gilbert, '23, Claire Ryan, '23, and
Nathan Pass: Fourth group. George B, Munroe, Jr.. Robert Perkins, Ina Hunter, Elizabeth
Oldham, Audrey Read: Fifth group, Richmond Carpenter, Cecil Henderson, Alfred Marble and
George Merewetherp Sixth group, Clifford Chadwick and George Levine. No one of our
girls fell below the fourth group.
Harriett Neill is working in the office of Bird fd Son. Phillipsdale.
Doris Dickie is in the ofhce of the N. E. Telephone '25 Telegraph Co.
Harriet Viall has joined Chi Omega Sorority. at R. I. State.
George Miles Mullcrvy was winner of the Stamford. Conn.. preliminary oratorical con-
test which entitled him to compete as sole representative of that city in the national oratorical
contest, conducted by a N. Y. newspaper. on the subject of the "Constitution," Mullervy
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is a student at Massee School in Stamford. He is on the football team and basketball team
of the school. Massee holds the N. E. "prep" championship in football. fvlullervy is preparing
Forrest Erankland and Roland Koppelman are students at R. 1. State.
Agnes Gould. Florence Oldham. Dorothy Riley. Dorothy Hill and Harold Smith are at
At Providence College are Louis Rosenstein and Frank Lally. J. Martin was there
during the first semester.
Alfreda Sanderson has been at Commercial High School during the past year. She is a
member of the Junior Chaminade Club. of Providence.
At R. I. C. E. are Irene Nolan. Olive Vvfrigley. Gladys Brinkley. Marguerite St. Martin.
Alice McCormick and Ruth Leonard. Alice McCormick has been elected president of her
class. This is the first time that honor has come to an East Providence girl.
Dorothea Nloore is at Middlebury College. Vermont.
Liberty Bagdassarian is working in the office of the Y. VJ. C. A.
Donald Baker is Working at the Providence Institution for Savings.
Rena Collins is a student at Gibbs Secretarial School. She is making a fine record there.
Harry Gilmore is with Peterson. the florist.
Gertrude Rice Will. next year. go to the University of Maine.
Louise Lindsay is in training at the Homeopathic Hospital School for Nurses.
Miriam Leonard is in the oiiice of the Bodwell Land Co.. Hospital Trust Bldg.
Christena MacDuff is With the Vylhat Cheer Laundry.
Doris Miner is at Farmington Normal School. Maine.
Doris Munroe plans to go to R. 1. State next year.
Russell Peck is at the General Electric School in western Massachusetts, near the New
York border. He and Henry Oehrle are having the opportunity to learn both the practical
and theoretical end of the business.
Chester Lynn has been taking post graduate work at E. P. H. S. He will go to State.
Helen Hill is having a chance to use her artistic ability at Pohlson's. in Pawtucket.
Arthur Ross is at R. I. School of Design.
Paul Thayer is at Moses Brown preparing for Brown University. He has been making
new records in athletics at Moses Brown.
Hugh Mortimer. who is Working. is taking a correspondence course in Electrical Engineer-
The Week following Christmas was indeed a busv one at The East Providence High
School. Almost nightly there was a class reunion. 1926. 1925. 1924. all had delightful
reunions attended by many of the E. P. H. S. faculty. Next year several classes will unite in
one reunion during Christmas vacation.
1907-In Riverside. R. I.. May 25, 1926. Edith L. Knights.
1912--May. 1927. Prank Rose.
1918-December, 1926. infant son of H. Alton Chaffee.
1919-In California, January 20, 1927, Elizabeth Shedd Barnes.
-Marion B. Horton and Maurice E. Lermond.
-Clarence Carpenter to Jean Ann Russell.
Gertrude C. Goggin and Edward F. McCoart.
1918-Mabel Alice Wheeler and Waldo Elbert White.
1919-Luella R. Arnold and Edmund Howard Webber.
Florence May Crawshaw and Raymond Burgess.
-Margaret Bloomfield and Gilbert H. Barker, Jr.
-Doris Enid Wrightington and Charles Edwin Tirrell, of Bristol.
-Ora Ruth Adams and Charles Edwin Hopkins.
-Adah Mclntosh and Thomas Thoresen. I
-Ruth Sherman and Charles H. Appleby.
Bettina French and Leslie Charles Daubney.
-Mrs. Grace D. Babbitt of Warwick has announced the engagement of her daughter,
Martha D. Babbitt to Charles E. Havens of Longmeadow.
-Doris Anthony. Brown, '24, and Arthur Ballou.
Hazel Wallace and Gustave Swedberg.
-Esther Clisartello and Thomas Berry of Pawtucket.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Perkins have announced the engagement of their daughter,
Isabel, to Reginald L. Mowry, of Schenectady, N. Y.
-Miss Adelaide C. Bowen has announced the engagement of her niece. Ruth Bowen
Miner, to Raymond Edward Tewksbury, son of Mr, and Mrs. Horace William Tewks-
bury of Vv'inthrop, Mass.
Rev. and Mrs. Morgan E. Pease have announced the engagement of their daughter.
Beryl, to Ernest Deardon Smith.
-Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Blake have announced the engagement of their daughter, Margaret
Annette Blake to Russell Merrill Carlson.
-Born to Mr. and Mrs. 'XValter A. Belcher. Jr., on April 13, a daughter, Althea
1908-Born to Mr. and Mrs. T. Sewall Messinger, tHelen Canfield! on October 24. a third
child, Natalie Helen.
1910-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Allen J. West, CS. Gertrude Hazard! on September 21. a son,
Allen Hazard West.
1911-Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Spencer CBertha Sharpel a third child.
1912-Born to Mr. and Mrs. John P. Deasy CHelen McCoartj on November 4. a son, John
1915-Born to Mr. and Mrs. John R. McKean lBeatrice Purverel, on May 25, 1926, a
son, John Stuart McKean.
1918-On January 2, born to Mr. and Mrs. Maurice C. Miller QDorothy Chaffeel. of
Auburn, Mich., a third child, Bruce Albert Miller.
1918-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Urbain Lavoie fDorothy Minerl. a third child.
1919-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Carpenter. on September 28. a son, Eugene Miles Car-
1920-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bent tKathleen 'Watkinsl on March 31. a son, Roy, Jr.
1920-Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Norgren. on December 10. a daughter, Barbara Charlotte.
1922-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Stevenson, on October'14, a son, Charles Holbrook
1923-Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Berg, on May 16, 1926, a son, John Henry Berg. Jr.
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l always love to wander in the spring
Beside th: brool-t and under budding trees.
XYhen all the glorious birds so gaily fling
Their songs triumphant to the gentle bree7e
And there the first sweet-scented flowers gay
Bring thoughts of all the wondrous days to some
Kl.'hen summers ushered in with its array
Of roses. daisies basking in the sun.
'Tis then my weary heart fills high with gov
And loses all its worries. all its cares:
It races with the bubbling brook so coy
And leaps its iron fettcrs all it dares.
Too soon I leave that joyous scene divine
But ever in rnv memory will it shine.
ELLYN OLDI-lAf.f, '
Happy New Year
By a great deal of sneezing in street-cars. a great deal of coughing in theaters. and a great
deal of nose-blowing everywhere. the world knows that January has arrived.
On the first day of this rnonth. everyone jovially slaps everyone elses back. and cries,
"Happy New Yearf' At least. the ones who are able to be out of bed do that. The majority
of the world, however. is in hed on New Year's morning. sleeping off the effects of the preced-
ing night. After going through this formality. everyone promptly forgets that there is such
a thing as a new year.
Why people can make such a fuss about another years departure. is beyond my compre-
hension. They don't seem to realize that another year has gone out of their lives, never to
return. And the great foolishness of iti School-girls. young married couples. and even middle-
70 THE CRIMSON
aged people, celebrate their New Year in a riotous manner. And then, for over a week after-
wards, everyone looks tired, cross, and bedraggled. New Year's has gone, a past episode, and
everyone starts to look forward to Fourth of July.
For two and a half months after the cries of "Happy New Year," the weather is cold
and disagreeable. The snow piles up around our doors. April comes with rain, wind, and
plenty of mud. May brings in a host of bills for Easter's new clothes. June, July, and
August reek with heat and mosquitoes. September-more bills for summer clothes. October-
Daylight Saving ends. November-snow. And lastly, December brings Christmas. Still
people cry "Happy New Year." Probably they always will say that. A sense of humor is
a great thing to have in this world.
-GLADYS GOULD, '27
The Muse Lingers for a Moment
At night when all the world's asleep and dreams,
I slip away unseen down to the sea
To revel in the beauty of the scenes
That God has made for others and for me.
The waves cast spray on rock and sand alike,
And break at last so gently at my feet:
A wondrous scene, indeed so fairy-like
That elves themselves you might begin to seek.
A bark of frlmy, fairy Huff appears
To take us into kingdoms of delight,
Where we poor mortals will not weep nor fear,
But rest and play, carefree in Warm sunlight.
Just now this world seems gladsome, gay and bright-
This sonnet has been mighty hard to write.
1IDO.ROTI'IY LARNED. V2 7
Although some poets sing of woods and trees,
And their weird dance and cries in windy weathera
Of warm blue sky, of clouds, a balmy breeze,
Which rustles lonely through the heather,
I like a bard whose theme in life runs thus:
"A man I am, and strong in truth must be.
Sweet flowers and trees-who makes a petty fuss
O'er unreal things, when life is real to me?
I like a storm, the thrill and joy of battle:
A brook in spring, its rocks dashed o'er with foam:
The fear, the risk of herding sullen cattle-
'Tis life to work, then know the peace of home,"
God made that man a bard so He might show
The world His balm for suffering and woe.
--HELEN WINSLOW, 'ZF'
THE CRIMSON 71
A Group of Girls at the Movies
Un the row behind mel
U had not noticed when I took my sea! that behind me was a whole row of girls: so I
was not in the LEAST preparedj
"Oh dear. why don't they hurry and begin? XVho cares what they're going to have
six months from now? They make me-1"
"Keep still, will you? I want to enjoy this picture. and if you're going to talk all the
time. l'll wish--"
"Oh look! They're going to have 'Teddy Bear' here next weekf Let's alll"
"Ah, it's going to start at last! I began to think--"
lSilence for the space of exactly one minute and three-quarters by my new XValtham.j
"HazelI Doesn't she look just exactly like your cousin's Wife? They're as like as
twinsf Say, you don't suppose she is in the movies. do you? YVouldn't that be thrilling? I
"Of course notf Why. Charlotte. she's a minister's daughtcrf'
"W'ell. she is pretty just the same!"
"As if a girl couldn't be pretty if she was a ministersdaughterfu one of them said. and
giggled. This started the others. who all began to laugh.
f"HeavensI How long must I endure this?" I groaned. silently?
"Now keep still. Goodness, everyone around will think we're terriblef'
"W'eIl. aren't we? I'll say we areZ"
"Speak for yourself. John." answered another. and the two of them began to snicker.
"Isn't that Woman atrocious? How'd she ever get into the movies. I'd like to know?
I bet they don't dare have mirrors in her house!"
"She is rather bad: isn't she? Why, she's almost as bad looking as youf XVhy don't
you apply for a job?"
"Bright. aren't you? Well. I wish you'd keep still."
"May. is that the dress you dyed three times last summer? lt came out pretty well:
"Keep still, you naughty little catf I dyed it only twice."
"All right.. Don't get hulfy. I was wondering if there wasn't some hope for my pink
crepe. Thats all."
"What? Have you still that ancient rag?"
"Now, Who's the cat? Well. it isn't ancienti I've had it only two and a half years.
Your green georgette is older than that, and I saw you?"
'AGirls. Girlsf You must be quietf Xvhat will people think." llfvidently. then. there
was a chaperone.J
"Oh Mazie. you're such an angelf How do you endure us? I can't understand."
CAII quiet for nearly three minutes. Then a whisper which I barely heard.I
"Helen, look at that man in the front row. Not a wisp of hair on his whole headf Gee.
he looks mad. I wonder whom he'd like to biteI"
"You, probably. if you don't hush up pretty soon."
"Look at that guy on the screen now. lsn't he handsome?"
"Goodness, he looks just like my sister's newest."
"Really? What's his name?"
"Well? Hasn't he any last name?"
"Of course. Webster."
"Tell us about him. Is his hair light or dark? I adore blonde men? But I1-'
"Shi Charlotte's going to tell us about him."
ll was getting interested. This was promising to be good. even if the picture was notil
"Well then! They met at Wilton's two months ago. and they're been going together ever
72 THE CRIMSON
since then. I-le brought her home last night, and I heard them come in about midnight. I
didn't intend to miss anything: so I came out and sat on the top stair and listened."
"Well, I naturally wanted to know what kind of an egg I might be going to have for
a brother-in-law! Oh, you should have heard the mushy talk!"
"Aren't you dreadful?"
"No, And then-then there was a mushy moist-sounding noise, which I suppose was
a kiss. Then Alice said, 'Arthur, you mustn't, Mother won't like it, At least-I don't
think she wants to have me go- I mean-' and then she got all tangled up in what she was
saying. and I peeked over the banisters and saw that she was all tangled up in his arms-"
"And of course Mother doesn't care whether he comes to see her or not! In fact, she
likes him awfully Well, and she's tickled to death to think that he loves Alice. It'll be all right
if no one spills it about her being engaged to Jim VJells for a year and a half. Arthur'd be
C"Ahal" thought I. "The plot thickensl" and I strained my ears to hear everythingj
"Oh really, girls, it's quite thrilling. They're engaged now, I s'pose. I couldn't hear
what else they said. 'cause Mother came out of her room then. and I had to pretend that I
was looking for my compact that I'd dropped on the way upstairs. Then I had to go to
bed. He's coming to dinner tonight. Oh, boy!"
"I-Ias he blue eyes or brown, Charlotte?"
"The most wonderful brown ones! They're about a mile deep. it seems. andl'
'What color's his hair?"
'Light Just about like that" Cin a barely audible whispeizj of the man in front of
you, Carrie. Why'-oh girlsl that is Arthur! XVhat shall I do? Heavens!"
"Let's all go out, now." suggested one girl.
"Yes, let's. Goodness, he probably heard all I've said. I can't face him at dinner to-
night. Oh! how stupid I am!"
CI heard them all file out quietly. Delivered from those chatting girls at last! Eree
to watch the screen,-but-did I want to, now? No, I had heard much to set me thinking.
Goodness! What they had left unsaid, during their brief stay, wasn't worth hearing. Al-
ways I shall choose my seat more carefully. Oh, probably I have neglected to mention that
my name is Arthur Webster.j
-KATHERINE PERKINS, '28
A few low soaring gulls bickered noisily, and low upon the horizon, seeming to touch
the still ocean, hung a long, narrow, black cloud bank. The air was sultry and without
motion. "Surely" I thought, as I looked across the vast expanse of gently heaving water.
"there is little sign of the storm prophesied by the old fisherman." Even while I watched.
the cloud grew larger: the air became more sultry, and looked heavy because of a yellow, grey,
haze which appeared to rise from the surface of the water. The cloud expanded, approached.
with startling rapidity, and soon the whole sky was crowded with low-hanging, fast-moving
rifts of mist. A breeze fanned my cheek. Then came the wind. It came howling. Simul-
taneously I heard the boisterous sound of rushing water. Erom out of the haze there emerged
a huge comber, a rolling cliff of wetness, moving toward me with the speed and noise of an ex-
press train. The cliff tripped over itself, collapsed against the hard sand of the beach, broken
into foam and spray, and roared deafeningly. The storm had broken.
--ARTHUR LOFQUIST. '2 7.
Teacher said. "Our class must write a sonnet.'
A sonnet?" said I. "And what's a sonnet?"
Oh it's two verses of six lines each.
And then two more added on to it."
Each verse must rhyme I nearly forgot:
So I sat right down and thought and thought:
l thought of the spring with its budding trees:
I thought of the summer and the ocean's breeze:
I thought of the birds. the bees, and flowers.
And I thought of Schoolday happy hours:
I thought of my classmates and how soon we must part
Also of the teacher so dear to my heart.
But no thought of a sonnet entered my head.
l'm sure you'll know it when this you have read.
-el. THORNTON BAKER, '27
The new day dawned so fresh. and fair. and clear.
And yet while all around me was asleep
I slipped into the meadows which were near
And walked across the fields with grasses deep:
The birds were softly singing in the trees:
The roses nodded sweetly in their dreams:
The leaves were swaying gently in the breeze.
And buttercups enhanced the charming scene.
The lake lay blue and calm beneath the sun
Like painted glass reflecting pictures gay.
Around the bend a flock of ducks now come
While feather'd choristers begin sweet lays:
The calm and peace of heaven is breathed here from
A cloudless. peaceful sky with brilliant morning sun
-ETTA HEROLD. '27
The wild sea wind blew fair. blew fair and free:
My back I turned upon the world of men:
I spread my sail and sped across the sea:
At last with joy I had come home again:
Again I felt the breeze upon my brow.
Again I saw the sun dance on the wave:
Again while foam went plying past the prow,
Again the spray my cheek and hand did lave.
Oh, you may sing the land so green and fair.
The land with many flowers bright and brave.
But dearer yet to me the ocean air.
And fairer far to me the restless Wave.
A storm tossed ship drenched with the flying foam,
Is all my happiness where'er I roam.
-GEORGE EMERSON, '27
F4 THE CRIMSON
The Babys First Tooth
Mr. and Mrs. Jones had just finished their breakfast. Mr. Jones had pushed' back his
chair and was looking under the lounge for his shoes. Mrs. Jones was sitting at the table
holding the infant Jones and mechanically working her forefinger into its mouth. Suddenly
she paused in the motion, threw the astonished child on its back, turned white as a sheet, pried
open its mouth and immediately gasped, "Ephraim!"
Mr. Jones, who was yet on his knees with his head under the lounge, at once came
forth, rapping his head sharply on the side of the lounge as he did so, and, getting on his feet,
inquired what was the matter. I
"Oh, Ephraim," she said, the tears rolling down her cheeks and the smiles coursing up.
"Why, what is it, Aramathea?" asked the astonished Mr. Jones, smartly rubbing his
head where it had come in contact with the lounge.
"Bahy!" she gasped.
Mr. Jones turned pale and commenced to sweat.
"Baby! Oh! Oh! Oh! Ephraim! Baby has got a little toothy, Oh! Oh."
"No!" screamed Mr. Jones, spreading his legs apart. dropping his chin and staring at
the heir struggling with all its might.
"I tell you it is," persisted Mrs. Jones with a slight evidence of hysteria.
"Oh, it can't be!" protested Mr. Jones, preparing to swear if it wasn't.
"Come here and see for yourself," said Mrs. Jones. "Open its 'ittle mousy-wousy for its
own muzzer: that's a toody-woody: that's a blessed 'ittle lump of sugar."
Thus conjured, the heir opened its mouth sufficiently for its father to thrust his fore-
finger in it, and that gentleman, having convinced himself by the most unmistakable evidence
that a tooth was there, immediately kicked his hat across the room, buried his fist in the
lounge and declared with much feeling that he could "lick" the individual who would dare
to intimate that he was not the happiest man on the earth. Then he gave Mrs. Jones a hearty
slap on the back and snatched up- the heir while that lady rushed tremblingly forth after Mrs.
Simmons, who lived next door. In a moment Mrs. Simmons came tearing out of her apart-
ment into Mrs. .Iones's as if she had been shot out of a gun, and right behind her little Miss
Simmons at a speed which indicated that she had been ejected from two guns.
Mrs. Simmons at once snatched the heir from the arms of Mr. Jones and hurried it to
the window, where she made a careful examination of its mouth, while Mrs. Jones held its
head and Mr. .Iones danced up and down the room to show how excited he was. It having
been ascertained by Mrs. Simmons that the tooth was a sound one and also that the strongest
hopes for its future could be entertained on account of its coming in the new of the moon,
Mr. Jones got out the necessary material and Mrs. Jones proceeded at once to write several
different letters to as many relatives and friends. unfolding to them the event of the morning
and inviting them to come on as soon as possible to interview the new interest at his apartment,
'-IXIORMA BARNES, SO.
VVhy l Sit in the Front Seat
At present I am the proud possessor of a position in the schoolroom which. though
scorned by many, is very precious to me. This place is regarded by most as a place of punish-
ment, where the unruly occupants are constantly under the watchful eye of the teacher. Others
regard it as a position of honor awarded for close attention in class. The place I refer to is
the front seat.
When being assigned a seat, I risked the jibes of my classmates and stepped boldly forward
to occupy this place. Declining a seat among my usual companions I took this position,
where I could. indulge in no more exciting diversions than an occasional whispered request for
a pencil, eraser, or fountain pen. My companions begged me to take a seat near the back.
where, they thought, I could take part more or less frequently in such amusing actions as
throwing paper aeroplanes, making low-spoken criticisms of recitations. and drawing silly
pictures. In the front seat such pastimes would be promptly stopped by the teacher or frowned
upon by the serious occupants of the surrounding seats.
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Surprised as they were at my action. my usual neighbors ventured various reasons for it.
Some thought I took the place at the beginning of the term to avoid the embarrassment of
being moved there later. as I undoubtedly should be. Others attributed my action to the lure
of other students' themes. which the fortunate occupant of the front seat could borrow from
the teacher's desk when she was not looking. and thus enjoy a laugh on the other students.
The opinion was also ventured that I had decided to become very studious and had selected this
seat to assist me in my effort.
I smiled and shook my head when I was asked if these were my reasons. Vslhen the
period started. the teacher rose and took a seat fn the back of the room. I smiled at the
gloomy faces of the disappointed back-seaters. Last term I had noticed this habit of the
teacher. Acting on my observation. I had selected the front seat.
-E. L. XIARSDEN. '27
"Peace, ho, let every noise be stilln
Not a sound escaped the assemblage. Not even the wind was heard moaning in the
tree tops. A crisis was at hand. Every eye was turned upon one man: every heart was set upon
one thing. The cause of this great attention was looking very grim indeed. His stern visage
showed no sign of wavering: he could do his best and no more. The crowd was by now
almost dead with apprehension. The man took two steps and seemed to be throwing his arm
out of joint. There was an intermission of a split second followed by an audible swish and a
dull thud. An inarticulate cry escaped another man. and thunderous noises came from the
crowd. Amid the shouting. clapping. stamping and cheering a new element was heard. East
Providence had struck the last man out. and the school band blared into the martial strains of
ill-IAURICE INIOUNTAIN, '29
An ldler's Reverie
One summer aftemoon not long ago' as I chanced to wander thru a freshly plowed field.
I found an Indian Arrowhead.
Climbing a little hill. I saw stretched before me a beautiful panorama of gentle slopes.
green woodlands and here and there a crystal brook. As it was a spot of unusual beauty and
as yet unspoiled by men. I sat down to enjoy it and half-abstractedly began to toy with the
Arrowhead which I still held in my hand. Suddenly a Hood of memories swept over me and
I thought of the Indian of bygone days who had this veritable paradise before him always, and
I deeply envied his carefree happy life. He had no financial worries. no "civilized and pro-
gressive" customs to be hemmed in by and best of all no work. He had. I mused. but to hunt a
little for his food: but who would call hunting through these woods. work: make his weapons
and occasionally engage in a friendly massacre. Abi that was the ideal life. And then I
thought of the greedy and ever encroaching white man. and bitterness filled my heart.
Now a cloud covered the sun and it rained and things took on a different aspect. My
"veritable paradise" was "all wet." and I thought of my Indian tramping gloomily thru the
forest looking for his supper and cursing softly to himself. And I pictured him at home
sullen and tired. surrounded by a crowd of yelling papooses and to top all. a sharp-tongued
squaw. Poor fellow he should have had a club to go to in his dire extremity. And then as
to work. when it rained for days at a time he was a prisoner inside of a dirty little Wigwam
with the same hcrde of small savages and the same vixenish squaw constantly at his heels. Oh!
we men of today little realize what a blessing our offices are. Then I thought of Indian war-
fare, the stealth and cruelty, the horror of seeing one's children butchered like so many sheep,
and my Hesh crept in sympathy with my rapidly beating heart. It was growing dark and I
was rather damp and in truth so shaken by this last thought that I hastily beat a retreat. Now
when I feel hurt or bored I turn to my imaginary Indian and am comforted. and great is the
wonder and bewilderment of my "better-half" when after being the butt of a iery tirade I
gently soothe her and set things to rights in our home.
-DOL'GLAS ALLAN, '29
76 THE CRIMSON
When l Tried to be Obliging
"Well, thank you very much, sir. Anytime I can do anything to oblige you-. Why,
what's the matter. sir? I hope I haven't done anything to offend you. What's the matter?"
"What's the matter! Why, every time I hear that word I feel like kicking myself.
Obliging! Hmm, that's what got me into all my trouble."
"What trouble, sir? You don't seem to be in any trouble."
"I don't, eh? NVell, it's a long story and if you don't want to get married yourself, you
might learn something by listening to it. It happened on a night many years ago, long before
prohibition was thought about.
"I was captain of a full-rigged ship plying between Boston and South American ports.
On one voyage I met a sea captain who invited me to a small party to be given at his home.
Why I accepted I don't know, but any way I went. There were more ladies present than men:
and after a while, I got over my bashfulness. The liquor and bright lights and women's Voices
must have gone to my head, for, when I was called upon to make a speech, I said something
like this: 'Ladies it is no fault of mine that I am unmated. I detest and abhor bachelorhood.
If late were to place one of you charming, blushing maidens in my path, I would consider
myself the luckiest of human mortals. In the presence of such charming and beautiful witnesses.
I denounce bachelorhood and despise the bachelor'.
"I just meant to oblige my host by paying this compliment to his lady friends, but one
of the young ladies took to heart what I had said, and before I knew it, I wasn't a bachelor.
To make a long story short, she made me retire from the sea and startin business.
"And here I am in this stuffy office with a longing for the sea and a staunch quarter-deck
beneath my feet."
-WALTER MONAHAN, '27
To a Cloud
O. sailing cloud. where do you go,
Drifting along in the blue?
Ship of the sky, A-Ho!
Take me along with you!
Over the meadow. over the sea.
Over the forest dark
Over the held, over the lea.
Over the sunny park!
O'er fairy lands, no doubt you roam,
To learn the secrets there.
And have you ever caught a gnome
A-combing out his hair?
Along you glide. so calm, so white.
To a land which no one knows
O. noble cloud so large and light
In myriad forms you pose!
Here upon the bank am I
Vifatching you sail in the blue:
Ah, hear me, hear my cry
And take me along with you!
You take no heed: you do not hear:
You just drift calmly byp
While I. on the bank, wink back a tear
And follow with yearning eye.
Ah, come again, come again,
O, beautiful ship of the sky!
And I shall leave the works of men
To watch you gliding by!
--HELEN V. LEONARD. '28
The fetters of Winter are broken.
And Spring is upon us again:
Her voice in its glory has spoken
With sunshine. and showers of rain.
The crocus, its sweet cup all open-
The tulip's fair blossom's aglow.
And the tree's tiny leaves do betoken
That we've left far behind XVinter's snow.
A bluebird. its sweet song is singing
High up in a tree. fresh and green.
And the hyacinths' bells all a-ringing
Flaunt gaily their colorful sheen.
Thus. I know that this fairy profusion.
Means Spring in its lovely confusion.
-GLADYS GOULD. '27
Outside. the west wind shook the shivering trees
And roughly tossed the whitecapped waves about.
W'hile. high above the madly whistling breeze
A voice as clear as any bell rang out:
Oh. wind, that causes mighty waves to foam
On this dark lonely island far from shore.
Thou canst not make me fear thee for thy moan
Nor hate thee for thy never ceasing roar.
For God is watching o'er me on this isle.
That I may keep the light forever bright
So some poor sailor without mast or dial.
May safely pass this rockv bar tonight.
Then silence reigned. and still upon the shore
The boisterous waves beat with incessant roar.
On VVriting a Sonnet
A week ago a sonnet was assigned.
But no one then shed else than tears of joy.
For we to write a sonnet did not mind
fAt least that's what we thought a week agol.
So all last week we studied. slept and played:
No sonnet did we even 'tempt or try:
And thus. as day and night we just delayed.
The eve before the fatal dawn drew nigh.
Tomorrow all our sonnets must be in:
Oh, how we rack our brains the lines to rhyme!
We felt disheartened, sorry. and chagrined
Because We did not start while there was time.
But now that it's all over, We can see
That writing one is easy as can be.
-JAMES ROE, 'Z
My Love for Study
I love my pleasant studies and school-work.
Though to some students such things bring dismay,
My lessons I would never, never shirk-
Unless the teacher looked the other way!
Oh, school books are such pleasant things to read,
And all such work is really Very grand.
I read these books for hours-oh. indeed!
Unless there is a novel near at hand.
Theme-writing is my favorite indoor sport:
At literature I surely do excel.
But lest in such employment I be caught,
I dash out promptly when I hear the bell.
Uh, school life is the life that I extoly
Vacation is the finest part of all.
-GLADYS BLACKLEDGE '2 7
VVritin g a Sonnet
Of all the strange assignments I have heard.
There's none so odd as this I write today-
A sonnet? Why. my interest is stirred
By anything so novel or so gay.
Oh. shall I write in melancholic verses
Of heartbreaks, partings, or untimely death?
Or shall I write a sonnet that converses
With Annabelle or pretty, Winsome Beth?
Shall spring supply the inspiration needed?
Shall sunny skies and meadows be the theme
Of this great sonnet. which if it were heeded.
By readers critical would plain be seen?
Alas? My sonnet's all too soon completed.
And none of these great subjects have been treated,
-E. I.. IVIARSDEN. '27
The birds are 'singing gaily in the trees:
Their ,joyful carols sounding forth so clear.
Are wafted by the gentle spring-time breeze
To all the people listening far and near.
The tulips bright and gay will bloom anew,
And paint with colors rich the landscape fair,
And all the flowers will deck with brilliant hue
The gardens, Helds, and meadows everywhere.
The buds on bush and tree are bursting out:
The grass is shooting forth its blades of green:
The Hsherman is hunting for the trout,
And all around new signs of life are seen.
The frogs in ponds and marsh begin to sing:
The children laugh and shout, "I-Iurrah! 'Tis Spring
-FAITH BOURNE. '2 7
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A-Ivana -vate Ly
Vfhen the trufnpeter sounded the call for football candidates shortly after the opening of
fall term nearly fifty stalwart lads answered. Ciraduallv the throng diminished until approxi-
mately thirty hard-trained grid-men were anxiously awaiting the sound of the referees shrill
whistle to announce the beginning of the alumni game.
FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 24. 1026
Although the attendance was low at this preliminary game the spirits of the East Provi-
dence Gridders were high, Among the most promznent men for East Providence were Rice
Merewether. Read and Davis. The Alumni received quite a shocls since they were continually
forced backward and the score of their juniors mounted but we must give them credit for
the manlv way in which they tool. a 22-8 defeat. The alumni. though beaten took their
loss in the proper spirit and gave great praise to their younger and victorious suzcessors
FRIDAY OCTOBER 3 I92o
Today the game of games tool-. place. Hope proved. as always a dangerous opponent
but our boys were worthy of the highest commendation for the way in which they strove to
even up the score playing good clean hard football until the final whistle blew. A large
throng of spectators from East Providence and Hope did their best to urge their respective
teams to victory. The score at the final whistle was Hope I3-East Providence 7. There
were a few who claimed that East Providence could have won that game easily if it had not
been for 'Swelled Heads' but really people who offer that criticism are to be pitied rather than
FRIDAY OCTOBER 8 l926
Vfell. folks. something happened to XX'est Vfarwick at Cilenlyon Field todavf Nearly
every man on the squad had a chance to play too' Vftst Vs'arwick couldnt get going at all.
and after trying to stop Merewether. Read. Viall. Young and Forrest from running up and
down the held, they gave it up and weakened entirely. Vfhat they need is some of the spirit
East Providence showed at Hope. The ends were kept busy, and every man on the team had
to hustle to keep up with their constant gains. XVest Vfarwick went home with 0 while East
Providence came back to Six Corners with a score of 50.
XVEDNESDAY. OCTOBER I2 1926
Vie met the mighty giants from Tech. today. and although they rolled up 21 points. they
had to work hard for them: and again that noteworthy East Providence spirit was in evidence.
Despite the fact that those husky Tech. warriors came plunging in on, and over the goal line.
we don't doubt that some of them were pretty well played our when the final whistle blew.
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Cravlin Mr. Maryott M. Hall
H. Randall, Casartello, Anthony, Reilly, Levine, Lindell, Spink
Ogg. F. Hill, E. Ripley, Comes, Sullavvay, Blackwell, C. Cooclvvin, VVheaton, Lounsbury
F. Duarte, VV. Childs, Bushnell, JefFrey, Merewether, Read, McDonald, Thomas, Halpin
Vaughn, Soderlund, Forrest, Mulvey, T. Baker, Rice fCapt.l D. Davis, Lcfquist, S. Young, Viall, Mr. Jameson fCcach
Big "Dec" Davis tried his best along with Capt. "Big Bill" Rice. "Merry" Read. and Young.
The whole East Providence team was a credit to the "Little red Schoolhouse over the River."
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1926
At Commercial, an assembled group of future business men tried to stop the mighty
onslaught of that already famous East Providence squad, Mulvey. the manly left end. along
with his fellow gridder, Art Lofquist. the quiet right end. played a very commendable game
of aerial football. Commercial was baffled. They looked for a forward pass. and an end run
came. They looked for a center rush. and a pass came. They tried hard but fell before their
mighty foe. The tally at the close of this battle was East Providence 30 and Commercial 0.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1026
Classical came to Glen'ycn Pield in high spirits. East Prov1den:e trotted on to its home
field in higher spirits. From the start the East Providence group worked like a mighty machine.
never retreating. seldom hesitating and always working faster and faster. The stockingless
East Providence right tackle. "Speed" Baker. accompanied by the small but husky center. Art
Wheaton. made very creditable holes through which their teammates. "Merry '." Read, Yiall.
and Forrest plunged, carrying the precious pigskin for a good game. The result at the time of
departure was East Providence 34--Classical 0.
XVPEDNFSDAY, OCTOBER 27. 1026
Today a game of football was playecl vxliich will never be forgotten bv all those who saw.
read, or heard about it. East Providence traveled all the wav to Vfoottsocket to oblige that
school with a game of football. Some obligation. Both teams marched up and down the
field, but neither was able to force the pigskin over the final white line nor were they able
to raise it high enough to go between the goal posts. Our cheer leaders tried their best
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to help the team along by sponsoring some snappy cheers. but to no avail. Woonsocket war-
riors went to their dressing rooms with a score of O. East Providence came home with a score
of 0. Some game! Everyone played well: all were stars today. Wally almost forgot to
FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 5. 1926
The Cranstonians came to pay a visit to East Providence at Glenlyon Field today. Our
boys went out to make up for the score they wanted but didn't get at Woonsocket. Andy
Forrest. Sam Young. Irv. Read and Merewether showed today that they meant business. The
backfield work was wonderful. The line work was an outstanding feature with the stocking-
less Baker running through and the two famous ends. Mulvey and Lofquist. always waiting
for the sphere to sail into their ready arms. lt was a fine sight. enjoyed by a throng of spec-
tators. Cranston was determined not to let East Providence roll up a large score. since they
couldn't prevent a small one: they succeeded to a certain extent. but nevertheless East Provi-
dence garnered in 29 points against Cranston's O.
NOVEMBER l 1. 1926
Armistice Day. What a lesson Pawtucket learned today! Pawtucket almost scored but.
a miss is as good as a mile. according to statistics. Up and down the field the determined teams.
pushing. plunging. and diving. forced their way. Then came the one minute silence for the
memory of the real warriors who died trying to force down a civil foe. At the time the
silence signal was given Capt. Rice and his men knelt down and bowed their heads in prayer
for those beloved heroes. That was an illustration of reverence which will never be forgotten.
When play was again resumed East Providence seemed to have added spirit, and forced their
hosts backward until at last the pigskin passed over the final line. lt was during this game
that Ogg. a Freshman. showed his spirit. and offered the Pawtucket squad another problem to
think of. All our boys played hard. clean football in the style which has made "over the
river" squads famous. One of the largest crowds in scholastic football history was present at
that game and saw East Providence win a pennant. set an example for reverence and win a
victory which will go down in the annals of scholastic football. The score was East Provi-
dence 6-Pawtucket 0.
All Star Selections
Sports Writers on the several newspapers made the following selections from our players
for the mythical all-star teams:
Rice. guard: Davis. tackle: Mulvey. end: Read. half-back. They also were represented
on the teams selected by the football coaches of the Interscholastic League. as were Merewether.
Jeffrey. and Lofquist.
As soon as the football season was over and East Providence was again declared the winner
of the interscholastic football pennant. plans were begun to honor our famous gridiron heroes
in a suitable manner. Members of the school committee. East Providence High School Parent-
Teacher Association. and the Alumni Association were active in these arrangements. It was
decided to invite the members of the squad to be guests of honor at a banquet which would
be open to all friends of the school. This plan instantly found favor with the relatives.
friends. and followers of the team, and on Tuesday. December seventh. every seat at the ban-
queting tables was occupied for more than one hundrd and fifty were in attendance.
At the head table were seated members of the school committee and their wives, the pres-
ident of our parent-teacher association. representatives of the press. the coaches. and speakers.
The members of the squad were at a special table set down the center of the hall. The loyal
supporters were at smaller tables on either side of the center table. Each table was attractively
decorated with small Christmas trees. red candles in crystal candlesticks. and red berries in crystal
vases. The stage with its lighted fireplace. gaily bedecked tree and evergreen festoons presented
a cozy background and home-like atmosphere.
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After all were satisfied with the bountiful turkey dinner served the tables were cleared
away, more chairs brought in, and the balcony and rear of the hall soon filled with students.
A varied program of speeches, humorous, congratulatory, and serious was interspersed with
selections by the orchestra. Mrs. Edgar S. Ray, president of our parent-teacher association,
presided and introduced as toastmaster Mr. Samuel Lincoln of the school committee and alumni
association and a member of the famous championship team of 1899.
With apologies to O. O. Mclntyre we shall attempt to present the high lights of the
various speeches in
Grills from the Gridiron
Mr. Oldham: Our team is remarkable for its qualities-f-it has the strength of a Forrest,
has Rice for its favorite food, has Speed in it, contains a Viall of medicine to "pep" it up. and
can play in all weathers, but is partial to Merewether.
Mr. Maryott: Yes, l've been coach of a champion baseball team and Wally Jameson
hasn't been that.-Our boys are not spoiled by their victories, but still have their feet on the
earth.--We are very much indebted to the Glenlyon Dye Works for the use of their athletic
Miss Spink and her Goodrich Zippers.
Mr. Reed: The spirit of the people of this town is exceptional. We lack that in Provi-
dence.-You have a clean-cut set of fellows on your team,-A remarkable record. the fourth
consecutive victory and the sixth in the nine years of Jamie's leadership.
Fred Mulvey's acceptance.
A tribute to "Jerry" Adams.
Judge Walsh: Good, clean, hard fighters who live up to rules have nothing to be
ashamed of in their private lives-Let me pay a tribute to "two beautiful little ladies," your
cheer-leaders.-The coach is responsible for teaching the rudiments of the game and the train-
ing rules.-The team is representative of the high school of which its members are a part and
their future actions should reflect credit on the school.
A tribute to Kingsbury, the East Providence High School Track Team, the cross-country
champion of the lnterscholastic League, who goes out to meets "all by his lonesome."
Mrs. Remington-lf you'll tackle the games of life as you've played football, the town
will be proud of you, and you will be a credit to your state, and country.
Senator McMeehan: Seven is the perfect number. Next year you will win your seventh
football pennant, then go on and make it seven in succession.
Coach Jameson: Mr. Coppen has invited the coach, coaches. and trainer. that's me.-
This is as line a bunch of boys as I've ever had anything to do with. Our boys have played
good, clean, hard, strenuous football.1lf we can't win them squarely, if we can't win them
fairly, we don't want to win them at all.
A tribute to Mrs. Jameson, the assistant coach. who deserves almost as much credit as her
As Others See Us
The following statement was taken from the Proviidence Sllfldllll Journal of February 20,
1927. after we had defeated NVoonsocket in basketball l4-ll and thereby clinched the pennant:
"The fact that East Providence High has won another pennant in the
lnterscholastic League is just another tribute to the line. loyal athletes turned
out at the school across the Seekonk. The town boys certainly have some of
the stuff that will take them a long way when the old bell rings and they
start the game against the outside world.
"lt is to the credit of the coaches and faculty of East Providence high that
there never has been a team come away from a contest over there with a word
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of criticism of the way the town teams play the game. A school that con-
tinues. year in and out, to hang to a course like that commands respect as well
is fr nt is
Again in the Journal of March 17, 1927, we found this comment:
"lf every community displayed the same enthusiasm over both winning
and losing teams as the students, friends and alumni of the school across the
river. high school athletics would be on a far higher plane in this State. Those
who have never been fortunate enough to get invitations to an East Providence
celebration have missed something really worth while."
vs: x ze at
"Much as we prize the possession of the numerous pcnnants we have won. we value in-
finitely more our reputation for clean sportsmanship and the good opinion of our friends."
After a slight intermission from the strenuous football season. Coach XX'elch issued a
proclamation to the effect that all basketball candidates should meet in Room 20. About
thirty prospective candidates applied. Out of the thirty about ten remained in fighting togs.
some being veterans of last year's team. After a few weeks of training E. P. started in on
its "hoop career."
DECEMBER 14. 1926
A strong-looking aggregation from South Kingston came to East Providence to give
entertainment for our hoop men. lt was easy to see that looks are deceiving because at the end
of the first half the score was ll to 7 in our favor. Although losing. the South Kingston
boys gave E. P. a few points in basketball. piling up 15 points to 31 for E. P.
DECEMBER 16. 1926
After a two days' rest the Barrington Basketeers came up to E. P. for a little party.
The regular E. P. team is composed of Mulvey. Forrest. Davis. C. Goodwin. Higgins and
utility man E. Goodwin.
Barrington and E. P. started in to play what looked to be a fast game. but Mulvey and
Davis proved too fast for the Barrington Hoop Men. The result was that the game lagged
until the tinal whistle made it a thing of the past. Score: E. P. 32: Barrington IO.
DECEMBER 30. 1926
Tymsalc proved to be another victim to our snappy basket men. This game was not a
league game but it gave our boys the chance to touch up on their weak spots. On the floor
Tymsalc proved to be a fast unrelenting team. and when the game ended the score was:
E. P. 25: Tymsalc 16.
JANUARY 4. 1927
East Providence was host to the Central Falls team, and again our boys came out unde-
feated. Mulvey. Goodwin. and the "mysterious" Higgins were a fast trio that worried the
Central Falls group into a 28- I 8 defeat.
JANUARY 7. 1927
Today East Providence journeyed to South Kingston to play a return game. Although
in strange territory Higgins. C. Goodwin and Mulvey soon found the baskets and put the
ball through many times. The South Kingston boys seemed to forget where they put their
baskets but managed to score a few shots at random and at the end of the tally the results were:
E. P. 22, and South Kingston 13.
JANUARY 11. 1927
Our old football rivals came to the Town Hall and played a game of basketball with us
tonight. Forrest came forward but was passed by husky Deck Davis and it looked as though
they were having a contest between themselves to see who could shoot the most baskets.
Anyway, Pawtucket went home wiser than when they came, for a 4 was not a large score
when E. P. rolled up 36.
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Mason, C. Goodwin, D, Davis, E. Coodvvin, Mr. VVe1ch CCoachl
Forrest, Mulvey fCapt.j, Higgins
JANUARY 14, 1927
Commercial received a lesson which it will probably carry as long as it plays basketball.
Every man on the basketball team that represents our good old school got at least one goal,
Commercial just stood still and watched our men throwing the ball through the baskets. and
when the referee blew the finish whistle the score was E, P. 36, Commercial 6.
JANUARY 18, 1927
East Providence entertained the Classical students at the Town Hall. lt looked like one
of the most promising games of the season, but alas! Classical could not stand the onslaught
of Deck Davis, Forrest, and Mulvey. The score gradually piled up until at last E, P, had a
24 and Classical a poor 7,
JANUARY 10, 1927
Our boys went up to Brown to entertain the Fresh but the Fresh entertained us so well
that at the end of the half the score was lf. P. 5 and Brown Fresh 10. That was bad
enough, but the Fresh went wild and rolled up a 31 to our little 171, until the referee blew the
linal whistle, putting an end to our Hrst inglorious defeat.
.JANUARY 21, 1027
Bad lucl. is on our track. The Brown Fresh started something and Vv'oonsocket gave us
another push to keep the ball rolling. Our boys tried hard but NVoonsocket was always two
points ahead, the Hnal score leaving us with 1-l- points and Vvloonsocket with 16,
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JANUARY 25, 1927
Well. we got back into a good wide stride again. West XVarwick came up to the Town
Hall and found a hard job in fmishng the Hoops. Our boys lct them play with the ball
once or twice but not more than that and the result was that E. P. had a score of 39 and West
JANUARY 28, 1927
Hope High court men came up to the Town Hall to play basketball with our boys, lt
was a very snappy game and all the spectators enjoyed the contest. Time and again the Hope
men sent the ball through our basket, but we answered in due time with a little extra. This
game marked the half way part of the league. The score was Hope 15 and East Providence 26.
FEBRUARY l. 1927
Freshmen are the cause of all our downfalls. we ought not to have to play with them:
but anyway the worst is over and the R. I. State Fresh have a few sore spots to remember
that they were in a game with the E. P. Basketball team. The score was E. P. 18 and R. l.
State Fresh 25.
FEBRUARY 3, 1927
Back in our old stride again! Mulvey and Forrest are working like perfection itself.
Davis. Goodwin and Higgins are a trio that made the very buildings of Central Falls quiver.
The Hnal score read this way: E. P. 15 and Central Falls 13.
FEBRUARY 8. 192 7
Pawtucket didn't have enough the first round so our boys traveled over to furnish enter-
tainment for the Pawtucket team and spectators. Forrest and Davis furnished plenty, Mulvey
did his bit and Ernie Goodwin added his work, When it was time to leave. E. P. was 42
points in and Pawtucket had been able to snatch only 3.
FEBRUARY ll, 1927
Commercial came over to visit us tonight: Andy Forrest. Ernie Goodwin and Mulvey
were on the reception committee. and Commercial got one of the hottest receptions in its
hiztory. At the end of the half the game stood. E. P. 31. Commercial 2. Then some more
was given by E. P. and at the finish the score was E. P. 56 and Commercial 4.
FEBRUARY 15. 1927 '
East Providence took a little journey over to Classical High tonight and put up a stiff
light throughout the ensuing game. At the half way mark the score was E. P. ll. Classical
2. The onslaughts of Mulvey and Forrest further weakened the home team, bringing the
final score to E. P. 27 and Classical 6.
FEBRUARY 17. 1927
Tonight we met the team that brought defeat on us before. We turned the tables this
time. however, and wreaked our vengeance. lt might have been the lack of noise and con-
fusion at the Town Hall that made Woonsocket lose, or it might have been due to the absence
of annoying remarks shouted at the referee. Anyway. try as they did. it was fate that Woon-
socket should suffer for their unbecoming conduct at previous games and it was in the presence
of a large group that the downfall took place in the form of a 14-ll victory for little E. P.
FEBRUARY 22. 1927
Today E. P. embarked on a triumphant trip to West Warwick where they were entertained
royally. West Warwick still showed its preference for a score of 3. That is perfectly all right.
however, since it was possible for Mulvey. Davis and E. Goodwin to roll up 27 points.
FEBRUARY 23, 1927
This is the lifel A basketball game a day, and all away from home. Today we left
for St. Georges School, a very ine place. and fas we learned laterl a very fine group of basket-
ball players. They surely earned their victory. lt was a pleasure to lose a game to such
exceptionally considerate opponents. Score E. P, 16 and St. Georges 18.
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MARCH 1, 1927
A little trip of exploration was undertaken by the court boys from E. P. today. They
journeyed to Hope St. High while they in the course of events became involved in a game
of basketball. We learned later that Hope was very sorry to have suggested such a form of
amusement for in that frolic E. P. hung a 23-5 defeat on its foremost opponents, and inci-
dentally clinched the basketball pennant for 1927.
Feting and feasting victorious teams seems to be becoming the favorite indoor sport of
our parent-teacher association, for a second time this year it has sponsored a banquet in honor
of a victorious athletic team. On March seventeenth the members of the championship basket-
ball squad were guests of honor at a banquet in the school hall.
This affair was less elaborate but no less enjoyable than the football celebration. The
table reserved for the boys ran parallel with the stage. Two other tables were arranged to face
this and all were decorated with green crepe paper runners, green candles and green favors in
keeping with the day. There were no set speeches after the dinner but Mr. Lincoln in his
usual witty fashion presented gold and silver basketballs to the players and managers, Mrs.
Remington then presented a wrist-watch to the coach, Mr. Vifelch, who replied briefly and
Then everyone adjourned to the Masonic Temple where a Victory Dance completed the
celebration. About two hundred students enjoyed the evening which everyone declared a great
success. Members of the executive board of the parent-teacher association were present as chap-
erones. ln addition to our own basketball squad the girls' varsity basketball team. boys' hockey
team and members of the Central Falls basketball team were also special guests at the dance.
The middle part of December saw some very cold days and it was not long before the
ponds had a coating of ice fit for skating. Accordingly Capt. Lunnie called out all candidates
Wishing to play hockey, and there was a generous response. On December thirteenth. twenty-
four candidates reported for the nrst practice. lnasmuch as there were only two regulars left
from last year's Championship Team, it meant that four boys had to be rounded out and
ntted into the shoes of Arthur Ross, Phil Sundin. Paul Thayer. and Arthur Gustafson. After
three days of practice the squad was cut to twelve men. Practice started again the following
Monday, December 20th. at Burr's Pond, and a team composed of Read. Rice, Reilly. Capt.
l-unnie, Young, and Lindell was picked to represent East Providence in Hockey for the coming
The next week we received word from the manager of the Auditorium that we could
have half an hour hockey practice on Saturday, January first, in the Auditorium.
In a practice game we beat Commercial 5-O. This put conndence in the boys, and the
next week's work was all the harder.
On Saturday, January eighth, we played our first league game with Classical. At the
end of the first period Classical was leading l-O. The second period was scoreless Near the
end of the third period our forwards broke through Classical's strong defense and Read scored
the goal which tied the score. The first over-time period ended with the same score. but in
the second one Read skated into the scrimmage, took the puck down the ice, and shot a high one
past the Classical goal to give us our opening game.
The following Wednesday we journeyed to Roger Williams Park, where we took the
measure of Technical by a score of l-0.
On Saturday, January 15th, we played our old rival Hope. Again Hope was first to
score, East Providence not scoring until the final period. when Halpin, who substituted for
Young, scored on a pass from Reilly. This meant another over-time period game. In the
second over-time period Hope's center put a low shot in the cage to give us our first and only
defeat of the season,
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The following Saturday. we met Cranston in one of our best games of the season. The
boys went into this game with determination to beat Cranston and take first place, but three
periods of hard and strenuous play resulted in no score. Once more we were obliged to play
over-time periods, and once more the first period ended with no score. The next period was
nearly over before Read carried the puck through the entire Cranston team and put in a goal,
which beat Cranston and put us in a triple tie with Cranston and Classical for first place. The
regular six played the entire game in which each one played a stellar part.
Saturday, the 29th, we played Pawtucket. Although this team was tied for the bottom.
it was improving rapidly and we were prepared for a hard battle. The game ended in a victory
for us by the score of Z-1. Cranston and Classlcal also beat their opponents. and the triple
tie continued to prevail.
The following week East Providence played Commercial and was favored to win. but
here we received our big surprise. Commercial was leading at the end of the first period by
a score of 1-0. ln the second period Commercial played a six man defense which we were
unable to penetrate, and as a result the score remained unchanged. In the third period, with
only one minute and fifteen seconds to play, Reilly skated down the ice and scored a goal which
tied the score and saved us from being defeated. Vie played two over-time periods. but no
score resulted. This tie with Commercial eliminated us from first place and we had to be sat-
isfied with being runner-up.
With the opening of the second round. Cranston was on top with a two point lead.
and we were second with a one point lead over Classical.
Saturday. February twelfth. we played our first game in the second round with Classical.
This game meant a great deal to us because the loser was practically out of the running for
the pennant. Vie appeared for the first time in our new suits and made a big hit. The game
started 0E with very fast and hard playing on both sides. The play was in Classical's territory
all that period and no score was made. The second period saw the same kind of hockey and
ended with the same score. The third period opened with play going down to Classical's
cage. Our forwards were taking shot after shot but Classical's star goalie turned them all
down. Classical got the puck on the side and came to our defense. which stopped them before
they could take a shot. Again Read was the hero, Taking the puck from behind our own
goal and skating down through the Classical team. he scored on a shot which was too much
for the Classical goal tender to stop. In the last two minutes of play. our defense turned
down all their remaining thrusts with ease. The score at the end of the game was l-0 in our
favor. Cranston also won its game and remained on top.
Our next game was with Hope on February 19th. Vfe were very anxious to defeat our
old rival, because up to this time it had been the only team to beat us. Defeating us :his
time would mean second place for them. The first period was very fast, but neither team
scored. We opened the second period with a drive which kept the puck in their territory most
of the time. but still there was no score. The third period was very rough. and numerous
penalties were imposed. The puck see-sawed up and down the ice for another period. and still
there was no score. XVe played two over-time periods. but neither team was able to score. and
the game ended in a scoreless tie.
The next game, with Cranston, was to decide whether or not we would get first place. On
Saturday, February 26th. when both teams took the ice. the crowd was running wild with
enthusiasm, for this was the most important game of the season. The first period started
with very fast but clean playing on both sides. First the puck was at our goal and then at
theirs. neither team being able to score during that period.
The second period We threw a scare into the Cranston crowd when our forward line
broke through their defense, and only for the excellent work on the goalie's part we would
have scored. The puck was up and down the ice for the 'remainder of that period. The
next period they threatened to score, but their shots were all brushed aside and the period
ended with no score. The two overtime periods were very fast and the players on both sides
were exerting every effort to score, but the final score was 0-0.
On Saturday. March Sth, we played Pawtucket. So far our forwards had not been able
to score more than two goals in a single game, but in this game they went on a goal-getting
rampage and defeated Pawtucket 5-2.
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The game with Commercial the following Saturday ended the season for us. Because of
what happened in the first game with Commercial we went after them with a determination to
win a decisive victory. The result was that the game ended with the score 6-1 in our favor.
Cranston played Classical the same day and beat them 2-0, thereby winning the pennant and
leaving us in second place.
Although Cranston won the pennant they were unable to defeat us during the season.
Young, Lunnie, Lindell. Read. Reilly. Rice, Mason and l-lalpin played fine hockev during the
entire season. Lindell was elected Captain for the coming year and we wish him the best of
When the first signs of spring came in March. Coach Wallie Jameson invited prospective
baseball candidates to report for practice, A record crowd of 60 responded, and at the end of
three weeks of practice this number was cut to 18. The presence of seven regulars from
last year's team gives E. P. an advantage over the other teams, and we look forward this year
to the championship in still another sport.
In its initial game with Westerly, E. P. showed that it had championship material. In
a hard-hitting game we defeated Westerly. the score being 8-4 in favor of E. P.
Our first league game proved easy. Commercial came over the river, but we sent her back
nursing a lO-l defeat. Halpin pitched fine baseball, and the team gave him excellent support.
The score: E. P. 10 and Commercial 1.
On Friday, April 22, we took the measure of Cranston. All through the game it was a
pitchers' battle with Gomes more than holding his own, allowing but three hits. The score:
E. P. 2. Cranston 0.
In a non-league game at Glenlyon, Durfee High beat us 9-0. The game was stopped
in the fifth inning on account of rain, but YVallie graciously called it a contest and awarded the
verdict to Durfee. On account of a heavy schedule that week, E. P. did not use her regular
ln an unexciting game at Woonsocket. E. P. batted the ball all over the field for fourteen
runs. allowing Woonsocket to score but one. The score: F. P. l4. Woonsocket l.
Another non-league game, and another defeat for us. XVe entertained Central Falls at
Glenlyon field, but the entertainment cost us the game.
The score: Central Falls 3, E. P. l.
So oft I yearn for that which is not mine.
My soul gives vent to covetous desires.
For such unheard-of things l often pine:
Ambitions soar and rise to lofty spfres:
Sometimes l wish that riches l might gain
To scatter happiness with lavish hand:
Or yearn that worldly wisdom l attain
That I be known and cherished through the land.
Oft times for beauty l have great desire.
That others may regard and flatter mc:
For poet's gifts or for the speaker's fire
To stir men's hearts and thoughts to victory.
But after all, when all my thoughts are spent.
To be myself. why can't l be content?
VARSITY BASKETBALL SQUAD
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Girls' Varsity Basketball
Under the coaching of Miss Freethey a varsitv basketball team was started, the first one
to be organized in the East Providence High School. There were about twenty girls out for
it so that our coach had a fairly good number to choose from.
Our first game was played with West Warwick on their home court, where We were
badly defeated 61-13. This did not discourage us, however, and in the following game we
defeated Warren at home, 16-15. The next contest, which was played at home also. turned
out 21-15 in Bristo1's favor. The following week we suffered defeat from Warwick at
Then the team began to improve and brought itself up a great deal in the opinion or its
opponents. We tied Bristol on their court 11-1 1. The following week we conquered Cran-
ston ZZ-18. The next two return games were lost to West Warwick 35-16 and to Warwick,
the R. 1. State champions, Z7-23 respectively, both games being played at home. The improve-
ment can easily be seen in the scores of the first ccntests and the return games. As this is our
first year, and. from a group of girls green in regard to the elements of basketball a fairly
good team was composed, we closed our season with hopes and good wishes for the next
We want to extend our thanks and appreciation to Miss Freethey, who coached us
splendidly all through the season. also, to our Varsity Captain. Gertrude Monahan and to our
Manager, Boonie Anthony, for their efforts in our behalf.
The following girls made their letters, old English type, the first to be given out to a
Girls' Varsity Basketball team at East Providence High School: Hope Anthony, Eleanor
Bearce, Ina Broster, Betty Carpenter, Rita Gill, Marion Goff, Ellen Oldham, Virginia Perry,
Barbara Thayer, and Virginia Thayer.
With the beautiful sunny days of autumn upon us, Miss Freethey decided to conduct a
Girls' Tennis Tournament. Approximately twenty girls responded to the call for entrants.
On the first round Miss Freethey, improvisor of the tournament. drew for partners. but from
then on partners were selected from the eliminations of the preceding round. ln this way no
favorites were considered, and it was all in all a very fair tennis tournament. All the games
were played on the courts at Roger Williams Park.
As day after day slipped by, the remaining players grew less and less. and before we
realized it, we were down to the semi-finals. The semi-Hnals consisted of Ruth Hascall, who
was defeated by Hope Anthony. 6-2, 6-1, and Charlotte Kirk, who won from her opponent,
Charlotte Taubert, by default. With the elimination of these contestants, it now brought
the tournament to the finals, Miss Kirk was defeated by Miss Anthony by the score of 6-2,
6-1. Class numerals were awarded to the winner of the contest.
Those taking part in the tournament were as follows: Alice Hanley, Ruth Pregent,
Ruth Goff, Hazel Deaett, Dorothy O'l..eary. Marion Hough. Marion Goff, Ruth Hascall, Olive
Hascall, Avis Anthony, Estelle Boudreau, Charlotte Kirk. Betty Carpenter. Charlotte Taubert,
Isabelle Manning. and Hope Anthony.
C, L-mdger., Ns: FFQQII 5 Coed. , L, Jciwnson
M. Goff E. Beane, PM Gull Capu, ', V, Thay er. E, Ol
The Blonde Saint-Henry Johnson, '27.
Men of Steel4Pootball Team.
It-Hilton Vaughn, '27.
The Whole Town's Talking-About our Clase
The Play is the Thingfto Miss Porter.
Scared Stif'r'fThe Freshmen.
Nobody's Business--Report Cards.
The Ace of Action-YPrescott Allen. '27,
The Old Curiosity Shop--l.ost and found articles in the
The Brainy Boob--Curtis Cushman, '27,
liine Mannersfllolores lgnos. 'Z7.
Good and Naughty--Marsclen, '27,
Hell Bent for Heaven!-"A" students.
One Minute to Play- Study Period.
Say It Again- -Stenography Class.
The iron Horie--Riverwitle School Cnr
Silenee---Mr. Maryott vinits class.
The Strong Man- Bill Rice. '27
Wet Paint-V See the Girls.
Why Ciirls Citi Bntlx Homef--DN and lik.
The Great Deception--Unhnishetl leseons.
Tramp. Tramp, Tramp-W Down the XVooden Steps
Models frcm Paris-Frances Merewether. '27.
The Freshman-Jack S. Ogg. '3O.
The Quarterback-Austin Merewether, '27.
The Campus Flirt-Betty Carpenter. '27.
Th: Big Parade-Lunch Time.
Three Flights Up-Physics Class.
The Covered Wagon-Rehoboth Bus.
The Perfect Clown-Pret. Allen. '27.
A Little Journey-To The Oilice.
An American Tragedy-Flunking.
Les Miserables-Those ilunking.
The Scarlet Letter-D.
The New Boy-C. Cushman. '27.
Hello Bill-Rice. '27. Miner. '27.
The General-Fred Mulvey. '27.
A Man of Quality-Blackwell, '27.
Just Another Blonde-Miss Olson. '27. and '28.'
Knockout Reilly-Frank Reilly, '27.
Physical Culture-Thornton Baker.
Saturday Evening Post-Riverside Square.
American--All of us.
Red Book-Teacher's record book.
Amazing Stories-Vklhy my lesson is unprepared
Good Housekeeping-See Miss Gofl. Room l.
Success-THE CRIMSON of l927.
The Golfer-R. Thompson, '27.
The Quarterly Reuieu:-Monthly Tests.
Secrets-CRIMSON Board meetings.
Famous-Class of '27.
Farm Life-Agricultural Students.
Century-Who's next in Geometry?
Golden Book-Office records,
St. Nicholas-Merewether. '27.
Two Little Women-Dolores Enos. '27-Helen Gray. '27
Poetry-Eugene Marsden. '27.
Literary Digest-George Carey, '28.
Music and Youth-Orchestra.
All the Year Around-Grind,
Cartoon Magazine-William Miner. '28.
Musical Student-Arthur Ray, '27.
Musician-Charlotte Taubert, '27.
Bookworm-Richard Breaden. '27.
Art World-Freehand Drawing Classes.
REDfLETTER DATES OF l926fl927
September 28-Election of Athletic Association Officers: Mulvey makes his maiden
speech in behalf of the treasury.
October 31-Kingsbury takes third place and medal in Harvard Interscholastic Cross
November l-CRIMSON Board elected.
December 7-Steam shovel arrives to start work on new Junior High School. Front row
positions at staircase windows between recitations are at a premium.
December 9-Merewether starts to raise a mustache in order to play Santa Claus at the
December l7--Skeleton walks to balcony.
December 21-Skeleton appears in Room l.
January 21, Z2-"Pals First" acted before capacity audiences.
January 31-Two sessions.
February 9-Latin classes see "Ben Hur" at Opera House.
March 8-Overnight deluge from science room postpones assembly.
March l7+Victory banquet and dance in honor of championship basketball team.
March 23-East Providence wins fourth straight debating victory.
5-Beethoven week is observed at morning assembly. Mr. Maryott gives a short
talk on the life of the noted composer, and Edna Mardenborough of the class in musical appre-
ciation explains the special points of two records of Beethoven's Works which she then played on
MR. WELCH Cin Physicsj : Are there any seniors here?
GOFF tin Room ll: Where's Vaughn? Cin Math.j Is Burmeister sick again?
MR. TITCHENER-Wait a minute.
PORTER ffirst termjz My model class, the IIIB one's--i
CAWLEY: That is the bell for passing.
CUSHING: Have you your Maria's?
GOFP: If you stood straight, you could think straight.
GOFP: Five cents for non-return of rulers. twenty-live for nonvreturn of com-
WADDINGTON: To quote from Cicero. "I mention no names: therefore no one can
be angry with me unless he wishes to betray himself."
Irving sing instead of Read?
Thornton be a miner instead of a Baker?
Betty be a mason instead of a Carpenter?
George be inkwell instead of Blackwell?
Bill be oats instead of Rice?
Lura live instead of Dye?
Carleton roast instead of Freese?
Helen be white instead of Gray?
Annie and Marguerite be robins instead of Marlins?
Josiah be a plumber instead of a Mason?
Gus be a barber instead of a Miner?
Arthur be beam instead of Ray?
Fred be a stairway instead of a Sullaway?
Dagney be a big berg instead of a Wiberg?
Sam be old instead of Young?
Faith walk instead of be Bourne?
Elena be a packer instead of Checca?
Hattie be a whirlpool instead of an Eddy?
Ellen be fresh instead of Oldham?
Bertram and Elsie be lawyers instead of Smiths?
THE CRIMSON 95
MACDONALD Cin historyjz The Spanish ships saluted George Washington as he en-
New York with their guns.
MISS CUSHING: What endings are you giving your verbs?
RUTH GOFF. '26: The wrong ones. .
MISS GOFP: You can take the problem on the Bower garden, Ereese: that's in your line.
MR. TITCHENER: XVhy is it that the Adam's apple in a man is larger than in a woman?
FORREST. '28: Vvlhy. a woman talks so much that hcr's turns to applesauce.
MISS PORTER fNaming fashionable resorts. in Senior Englishl: Hot Springs. Cold
BLACKWELL. 'Z7: Silver Spring.
MISS WADDZNOTON: NVQ use the plural where the Latin uses the English.
MORGAN. 'Z8z All the studies are zealously handed to me by my teachers.
MR. WELCH lin Physicsl: For tomorrow take sixteen problems out of your Appendix.
HENRY JOHNSON. 'Z7: The sick Marathon is about ten soldiers away from Athens.
I.L'ELLA HOLMES. 'Z8: I'm working hard this year: every night I take home a big
bunch of books. at least one.
BOROWIK. 'Z8: Napoleon wanted to go to England in Robert I:ulton's submarine.
MISS PORTER: XVoodruff. is pair singular or plural?
MISS PORTER: Yes. singular. that's right.
GONSALVES. '27-Translating Spanish: Your uncle has got much age and is able to die.
MISS GOFF lin Math. calling for number of problems right and number tried.j
CASARTELLO, '275 7. ll.
MISS GOFF: I didn't think that of you. Casartello.
INIISS PORTER: I'm going to hop over these questions myself now.
MR. TITCHENER: Why do we feed bran to chickens?
THOMAS. '28: That's an unorthodox question to ask me.
MR. DHALWANI told us that in India everything is just the opposite from what it is
Vie agree with him: he did the talking and his wife kept still.
MR. HAYDEN: Vlhat is a collective noun?
FRESHSIAN: An ash can.
MISS CAWLEY: Hampton Roads is used as a parking space for naval vessels.
MISS COPE: Suppose you went to Boston today and again tomorrow.
SULLAWAY. '27Z I'd IJC broke.
MISS PORTER: Hang onto your Wooleys until next term.
Notice on board in Rooms l and Z on the day before Senior Algebra College Exams:
Those working for certification in Senior Math. go to bed early tonight I8 o'clockj.
MISS CAWLEY: With what battle did the Revolutionary war come to an end?
FRANK REILLY. '27: Battle of Bunker Hill.
MISS PORTER: Saturn has nine moons.
BLACKWELL. 'Z7: There must plenty of moonshine there.
MOTORMAN of school car looks at Merewether and then says: This car only goes to the
MURIEL GOFF, '27: By night the sun was a great aid to the Romans.
LOIS JOHNSON, 'ZSZ
CHILDS, '28: Because
MISS PORTER fto Crocker. '28, stopping in aisle to pick up papersjz Crocker.
where you sit!
The cultured fields are deserted.
Who wants to get his three hands dirty by cleaning erasers?
she trembled she swept the surface slightly with her ears.
CUSHMAN, '27 fto stage handjz When I give the word, run up the curtain.
WILLIAMS, '30: Hey, I'm no squirrell
96 THE CRIMSON
PUPIL translating fin IVB Frenchl : Man giving orders to the lady who waits on the table
says. "l'm going out tonight: put the key under the door and go to bed."
CROCKER, '28: That's good-now she won't have to wait on the table.
ROBERT JOHNSON, 'Z8: I don't know what to write for my oral theme.
MISS SPINK fin freshman music classl: Where are the altos?
CLASS Qcontinuing songj : Drifting, dreaming, under the sunlight gleaming.
MISS WADDINGTON: How did Mercury travel?
FRED RIPLEY, '27: On winged wings.
TAFE, '27 treading in Gregg Speed Studiesl: "lt is just 32 years from Chicago to
Florida via the Dixie route. Dixie trains are modern and homelike, equipped with all-steel
poolrooms and coaches."
MISS PORTER: "VVhat is a mummy?"
RICHMOND, 'Z8: "What's left of somebody."
MR, BATES: "Spell interdenominationalf'
GREEN, '28: "Where do the commas go?"
KEARNEY: "Why are my studies growing lighter? I'm on my way home. I'm on my
MISS CAWLEY: "Vv'e secured the Philippines in 1909 so you see we have had them for
MR. BATES Cafter having arrived Hfteen minutes late for schooljt "All those who are
absent this morning please give me their names."
I-B BOOK REPORT: When all the scattered people get together some of them were
CALEY. '29: "A ratio is the relation between two things."
MISS GOFF: "If we were related we wouldn't form a ratio, would we?"
MISS PORTER in English IV-A: I am in the hospital. I am sick. I am very ill.
GONSALVES, '27: am killed.
MR. TITCHENER: What is rhubarb?
NANGLE, '3O: Rhubarb is bloodshot celery.
MISS NVOLP: I-lines, you owe me a letter.
MR. WELCH: What do you want now?
IVIISS CAREY, '292 Nothing.
MR. WELCH: Well, take it.
MR. Mossy in Chemistry III-A Cpointing to Miss Holmesl: Miss Goff, your name ig
ARLENE HASKINS. '30s Did you write your theme on a beautiful church for English?
MCGRATH, '3O: Yes. Did you?
MISS I-IASKINS: No. I wrote mine on paper.
DORIS THORNLEY, '29: A female hen is a rooster.
ELENA CHECCA, '27: This apparatus isn't safe.
NETTIE COMRIE, '27: Neither is Washington Bridge, but we have to use it just tht'
MR. MOSBY during rehearsal of glee club: You will have to speak louder. Miss Goodwin.
because of the noise going on down stairs.
PHYSICAL TRAINING LEADER in room 3: Arms swimfone-Atwo+threew-las Nanele
bumps into herj-please swim under water, i
MR. BATES: Give me a sentence with the word "infamy" in it.
CROCKER, 'Z8: He's got it infamy.
MR. MOSBY: What do you think of when you think of diamonds?
LUELLA HOLMES, '28: Engagements.
MISS WADDINGTON: Who was the dog who guarded the lower world?
LOUISE BYERS, 'Z7: Sea Breeze.
MR. BATES: Give me a sentence with the word "deficiency" in it.
CROCKER, '28: I.ook in deficiency if there are any bones in it.
THE CRIMSON 97
Report on the Investigation of the School System of Ancient United States
East Providence. R. I.. March 52. 5381.
To the Honorable Court of the Amazon.
Herewith I present to you my report concerning the East Providence High School. lately
excavated. On entering the building I met a guide dressed in uniform who took me first into
a small room at the right which she said was the ofiice. Opening a drawer. I found a collec-
tion of strange articles marked 'Lost Articles." The most frequent object was a small. round
metallic box which contained a white. powdery substance and which had a reflecting surface
inside the cover. After looking over the records of the students, who seemed to delight in get-
ting "70" tas yet I have been unable to und the value of this mark J. I went across the hall into
a room which my guide said was the library. She began to point out members of an illustrious
class that graduated in 1927.
"Here," she said. pointing to a large picture of a very intelligent looking man. "is the
portrait of James E. Roe. the most famous president the high school ever had: and over here
this very studious looking person is Richard Breaden. a Latin Professor who. it is said. not
only conversed Huently in that language but. when a boy. learned the Harkness Grammar
by heart: see. this charming woman is Helen XVlnSlOW. also a 1927 graduate. whose novels
have lasted through the centuries. And here is Hope Pickcrsgill. whose verses have never yet
been surpassed: behold this dark eyed beauty. Dorothy Larned. who was a famous historian and
wrote that well-known "History of American: ah. here is a most pious gentleman who was
always prophesying destruction if the folly of this once great nation did not cease. the Rev-
erend Austin Nlerewetherf'
In this interesting library was also a glass case which contained confiscated "notes" which.
my guide explained, was the name for a piece of paper on which was written a message. and
which was conveyed from person to person while the teacher was not looking. also those
paper aeroplanes which the barbarians used to throw about the room.
Then my guide led me to Room "VVon." On the board there still remained one question
of a college entrance test, "Extract the cube from Steere's Bouillon Soup."
"Everyone," my guide explained. "failed on this question except Curtis Cushman who
later became the famous mathematician who measured the width and length of an electric
Next my guide led me to the "Haul" which had many historic events connected with it.
You may still see the two tables with their pitchers of water and paper cups that were used at
debates. "At one of these debates." my guide informed me. "George Blackwell. becoming so
excited in trying to put his speech across. literally followed it with a flying leap into the
Here you may also see a rather dilapidated desk at which the principals stood when they
so cruelly told the barbarian students to pass out, which command. however. these ancients
refused to obey.
Afterwards my guide led me to Room IO. where she said. Ovid. Cicero. and Virgil, those
persons Whose famous works in Latin are still read. though sad to state not enjoyed by our
school children. as boys were taught. Although we have searched diligently, we have Deen
unable to find the scholastic records of these famous men.
The next place of interest was Room 20. a chemistry room. "In this room." said my
guide, "it was necessary to make liquiied air to cool a few hot-headed individuals. In this
room adjoining." she continued. "is a skeleton which on a certain mysterious night walked
about the building and the next morning was found by a teacher in her favorite position."
All this was very interesting and I was just going to examine the skeleton more closely
When, remembering an appointment I had to visit the monkeys at Roger Williams Park. I
looked at my hour glass on my ankle and found I had to go.
Hoping this will be satisfactory, I remain.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Dr. Mr. AGUINALDO SOJAJ-1, A. B.. E. F., J. H., I.. M.. X. Y. X.
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