Farmington High School - Laurel Yearbook (Farmington, ME)

 - Class of 1925

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THE KNOWLTON 85 McLEARY COMPANY 51-53 MAIN STREET FARMINGTON, MAINE Maine Phone 119-5 Farmers' Phone 19-4 COMPLIMENTS OF E. E. FLOOD CO. The Family Shoe Store FARMINGTON, MAINE Dependable Merchandise at Reasonable Prices ::: :::::b4::::::::::pooo4::::: 6 THE LAUREL ::: :::::::::::::::::poo EVERSHARP PENS ee Qian' " f' 4 Q W 'UM PENCILS 'f?-ye"09 at The Blake jewelry Store J' R FARMINGTON, MAINE Broadway, Farmington When in Need of SUITS FURNISHINGS SHOES Remember L E S L I E 'S Compliments of FRED C. LUCE Groceries Boots Shoes Paints and Oils Grain and Feed FUR YOUR G. A. HODGDON Plumbing and Heating CROCKERY AND STATIONERY AND ' COME TO C. B. MOODY SCHOOL SUPPLIES Farmington, - Maine THE LAUREL 7 9++++++++++++++++++++4f+++9444 Conzplimcnfs of NEW VINEYARD GARAGE J. Il. XVINSER, Prop. New Vineyard, Maine VICTROLAS 525.00 UP New Records Every Week Only Authorized Victrola Representative in Town Charles W. Norton CHURCH STR1z1s'r, - FARMINGTON B O Y S ! HAVE YOUR HAIR CUT In a professional way at Howatt's Barber Shop Compliments of E. B. Estes ff? Sons Wood Turners and Enamelers Farmington Hancock, Mass. Gorham, N. H. FLORENCE KNOWLTON MAIN STREET FARMINGTON, - - MAINE Confectionery Stationery School Supplies Tobacco and Cigars, Etc. ++++ F. L. TUTTLE GENERAL MERCHANDISE FARMINGTON FALLS, MAINE Farmers' Tel. 28-23 8 THE LAUREL 'X"l"l"l-'l"I"l"I"I"l"l' Arbo C. Norton 14- 16 Broadway Compliments of 1fARM1NGToN, MAINE I-Iafdy,S Dry Goods Pharmacy Coats and Suits SHIRT WAISTS DRESS GOODS HOSIERY and UNDERWEAR All at .Loiwsf I'rircs - Compliments of Scrv1cc1s0ur Hobby Dr. Mary Croswell ,f-JPN LET US SERVE YOU BETTER Tarbox 85 Whittier D R U G G I S T S Next to Postoffice TABLE OF CONTENTS Page D1-:DICATION ....... .......... 1 0 illlustrationl ' A .... Opposite 10 LITERARY The Story of the Discovery and Loss of the Eighth Won- der of the World ................................ ll The Mysterious Spider .. 13 Champions . ....,....... 16 The Judge's Story ........... . . . 17 The Taps of Death ............. 19 Ghosts and Cross-word Puzzles .... .. 20 Salut D'Amour ................. . . . 20 Happiness at Last .............. .. 21 A Checked Tale .................. . . 22 The Masquerade and Its Outcome .... . .. 23 just Girls . ............................ . . . 26 The Reason for Our Last Earthquake .. 27 Comus a la Gaiete .................. . . . 27 How I Became Human ......... . . . 28 Obscurity, Light and Darkness .... 30 The Ghost .................... . . . 31 The Rescue . . . 31 VERSE Sonnet on Eventide . . . . . . 33 The Freshmen ................ . . . 33 To-day ........................ . . . 33 Deposit of Time for Knowledge . . . . . . 33 To a Daisy .................... .. . 33 My Native Dream ............ . . . 33 A Study Period .... 34 ' Ballad . .......... 34 In Memoriam . . . . . . 34 Samoa STATISTICS . . . . ... 35 EDITORIALS . ....... . . . 42 Sci-loot. NOTES .... . , .' 45 Joxlzs ........ . . . 55 ALUMNI Norris .... ... 58 EXCHANGES 59 DEDICATION This edition of THE LAUREL, As the picture indicates, To our beloved English coach The school now dedicates. 'T' Just imagine plays without her, Or debates without her aid, Her vim, her zeal--enthusiasm, In everything pervades. U MISS FRANCES HLTESTON , W , N 9 f Q-1 x. fli 01, vs,,ef.L A. ,M wg'g1 X Q? Q V -Q R-2 , ,,,. iv ef on ..., v 'R tn.. gf Ii? LL X. W 9 Q 1, 24 ffl Yf ,L 4. 3 5, THE LAUREL 11 X. N. Q 2 2 llidi' .dx f A . icitgtaisiiar YHIINI THE STORY OF THE DISCOVERY AND LOSS OF THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD HE majority of the most mysterious and wonderful discoveries of the past three decades are correctly attributed to the late Hugo Von Bloickeindorf, late pro- fessor of Psychological Engineering at the imperial University of Berlin. The Pro- fessor was a dear friend of mine and shortly before his tragic death, he told me about his latest invention, the greatest, most remarkable and incomprehensible discovery that the world has ever witnessed. To per- fect this invention, the professor has sac- rificed the best years of his life in intensive labor. The result was that he accom- plished the seemingly impossible by isolat- ing in a very confined space a mysterious force which enabled him to overcome gravitation. The details of this machine, the world will never know, only that it comprised a small spherical container, easily fitting into one's pocket, on the outer surface of which was a control which, when adjusted, regulated the attraction of gravity. No less unbelievable and mysterious are the adventures of this superman when he first put his force to a test. As nearly as possible I will relate to you these truths as they were recounted to me. The professor had completed his inven- tion late in the evening of August 24, 1904. The tempestuous and the humid atmosphere of his laboratory had made the professor feel the need of air. He stepped out onto ha his terrace, with the machine in his pocketg accidentally he touched the control, releas- ing the attraction of gravitation. He was immediately borne upward into the heavens by the storm. The professor had been working hard and he was so overwrought by this final shock that it caused him to lose consciousness. When he awoke he was still in the air, but over a land entirely unfamiliar to him. His first thoughts were to get down to the earth again and to find out about this sec- tion of the world. He landed in a small enclosed valley and in the distance perceived domes and mina- rets such as would be fitting to an ancient and populous city. Adjusting the control he approached the city in such monstrous leaps as would rival the famous seven league boots. Easily he leaped over the high walls. A sight met his eyes which challenged even his imagination. Huge buildings which were far greater in height than the modern skyscrapers, towered on every hand. The most wonderful thing about these buildings to the professor's mind was that each side was composed of one huge slab of pure white stone, some of them decorated with fantastic paintings of queer shaped men and animals. Advancing further into the city he came upon some of the inhabitants, who were of singularly smaller stature than himself but who had an expression of rare intelligence. , 'E cts. '. 5. 'sig w "v"?'V'., li 12 THE LAUREL He immediately became the center of atten- tion among a group of these beings, be- cause of his unusual appearance in com- parison with theirs. They were not hostile and he soon perceived that one wished him to enter a neighboring building. He followed this man and as they ap- proached the seemingly unbroken side of the buildings at a mere gesture from his guide an opening miraculously appeared, through which they entered. The opening similarly closed and the professor was amazed to discover that the light of day penetrated through the unbroken stone walls although they in themselves were more or less opaque. They entered a small room which moved upward and stopped at a command from his guide. An opening similarly appeared in the side of this room, through which they entered a lofty and spacious apartment, the walls and ceilings of which were cov- ered with beautiful paintings and carvings, entirely different in character from those fantastic ones seen on the outside of the buildings. In this hall were many people similar to his guide and through the respect which they paid to one seated on a throne at the other end of the room, the professor imagined him to be their ruler. He was summoned before this individual who seemed to be very much interested in him. Finally he was given an apartment of his own, being summoned at regular intervals for his meals and for a walk in the streets of the city. As the language of this race of people was very simple he soon learned to converse with the ruler. He found out that this was a race of people who for cen- turies had lived in this same city, each year in some way making the city greater, and that each of the huge buildings in this city was the home of one certain tribe or monarch. The professor was very much interested in the huge buildings and inquired how such huge slabs of stone could be raised in posi- tion and made suitable for a building. He was informed that all this immense labor was performed by great machines, having a name equivalent to Eternal Energy or Everlasting Power. From this he correctly deduced that this people must have discov- ered the great secret of perpetual motion, and he resolved to discover this wonderful machine. The ruler of his temporary home, however, could tell him no more than that the secret of this machine was known only to the Grand Monarch and his council. Power taps to this source of energy were situated at convenient places about the city. To discover this machine the professor daily explored the city, at length discover- ing in the outskirts another great building shaped like an upright cylinder from which came an intense buzzing, so great that the ground all about vibrated in unison. The building was surrounded by palings with many guards pacing to and fro. He knew that it would be impossible for him to approach this building which he believed to be the source of power, on foot, so by means of his own invention he projected himself through the atmosphere, to the ut- most amazement of those present, and light- ing on the escarpment of the cylinder shaped building he gazed awestruck at the sight below. Inside a huge gyroscopic affair with a great wheel which revolved at such aftre- mendous rate and with so great energy that crashing sparks, many feet in length, were constantly leaping from all parts of the machine. The heat escaping was so great that a sizeable stick of wood cast by the professor at the machine vanished in a puff of smoke before it had come within fifty feet of the machine itself. Highly inflam- mable gases were constantly being gener- ated which occasionally took fire and the whole machine was wrapped in flames. Further opportunities for inspecting this machine were denied him for turning he discovered that the guards were upon him. He was manacled, taken down the side of the building and brought before the Grand THE LAUREL 13 Monarch who wrathfully sentenced him to be cast into the pit. He was taken outside of the city to a seemingly bottomless cavity in the earth, on the sides of which were jagged projecting rocks. He was not in the least disturbed by his intended fate for he well knew that he had the power to save himself. His manacles were released and he was cast down. As he fell he released the pull of gravitation on him. Accidentally striking his head on a rock as he fell he was sup- plied with the necessary impetus to arise. Another period of unconsciousness was brought on by this blow but not before he had a chance to see the terrified expression on the faces of his guards as they beheld him rising like a charmed spirit into the air. VVhen he next came to consciousness he was over the Mediterranean, fiying simi- larly as did Icarus of old. After this he returned home, surprised to find that his absence occupied a term of many years. The opportunity of reaping the rewards from his invention was never given to him, as I was the only one to whom he confided the above story. The night that he related this weird tale to me he informed me of his intention of immedi- ately selling his wonderful device to the Imperial German Government. I could see, however, that his mind was not so much upon this as it was upon the adven- tures he had had. And perhaps this is the reason that a few days later he seemed to have gone somewhat mad and because of this so-called madness people say on August 24, 1914, exactly ten years after his first disappearance, he drove his car over a cliff, causing his death. Whether this is so or not, remains to be discovered as his body is yet to be found. 1 '25. 8.8 THE MYSTERIOUS SPIDER T was in Los Angeles, that beautiful city of Southern California, in one of the main streets during the latter part of June. The rays of the pale moon seemed to make the even rows of palm trees stand out like waiting ghouls shrouded in misty grey, waiting, waiting for their expected victim. From one row of those waiting ghouls a black shape, which looked like a huge spider, glided forth. Nearing the side of a spacious white mansion it climbed spider- like up the inlaid wall and entered a dark- ened window. Douglas Brent awoke from a troubled sleep and looking at his wrist watch saw it was thirteen minutes past two. He shud- dered as he remembered an incident in a story he had been reading about a man tied in the bottom of a pit, and a great swinging sectometer drawing nearer and nearer. Even though Douglas was twenty-one years of age, he shuddered again for few people in this world are immune from the gruesome works of that great writer, Edgar Allen Poe. He suddenly shook himself and called himself an idiotic fool. He neverthe- less slowly opened the door and started to enter the corridor, when some strange power forced him to turn his eyes across the hall to the door of his host. I-Ie stood there spellbound at the horrible spectacle he beheld through the open door shadowed on the panels in the room opposite him. One shadow he recognized as that of An- thony Van Dyke, his host, because of his wonderful build. The other greatly resem- bled a four-legged spider which slowly rose on its hind feet and clapped the neck of young Van Dyke with its forefeet in a hor- rible embrace. There reached Brent's ears a gurgling gasp for breath which awoke him to his senses. Rushing to his room he seized a pistol which hung on the wall and jumping to the door discharged it at the devilish shadow. But when he reached the room of his friend he saw nothing but the body of Anthony stretched his full six feet on the floor. Then glancing to the window he saw a shadowy flash and the horrible specter was gone. It was a full half hour before Anthony with a gasp for breath and a fluttering of 14 THE LAUREL eyelids showed signs of life. Douglas made a jump for the telephone. " Chief of Police? " " Yes." " Douglas Brent at the Van Dyke residence. Anthony Van Dyke was attacked and nearly killed, thirteen minutes past two. All right, good-bye." It was the following morning at the Van Dyke home in a sunny bedroom. Anthony lay unconscious in bed. His face challenged the pillow for whiteness, and the covers did not sufiiciently cover his neck to hide the bluish black marks on it. Over him hovered a doctor, while in the background stood Brent. The doctor finally spoke, say- ing, " His assailant has superhuman strength and claws like hands." " They were more than claws, they were talons," said Brent, " but their owner was no human." As the day drew to a close Anthony re- gained consciousness but not his full senses. He still seemed to be under some magnetic force which tended to make him slightly hysterical. At eight o'clock, however, to all appear- ances he was normal. When Brent ques- tioned him concerning his experiences he shivered visibly and almost moaning sank deeper into his chair while his face turned a sickly yellow. This might be disgusting to ordinary eyes, but it only served to soften Brent's heart towards the big, good- natured athlete and aroused his pity to such an extent that he refrained from asking further questions. This for him was an exceptionally hard task, for he knew that no other fellow of his acquaintance had greater natural courage than Anthony. Then, as though by mutual consent, they both dozed off to sleep. Four hours later they were awakened by the sound of a banging window blind. Glancing at the window from which the sound came, they saw a face surmounted by a soft felt hat, the crown of which fitted like a skull cap. The soft roll brim, turned up away from the face, revealed a black mask of the same material as the shirt and cape which covered the shoulders. As if reading their thoughts, there was a slight movement and a similar black arm rose, from which extended a white hand in strong contrast to the black, and a long foretinger crossed the mask at the point where the lips were hidden, and the figure slowly immerged into the shadows. As Douglas turned to Anthony he saw a different Anthony. This time his jaw muscles were set and there was the fire of determination in his eyes as he said softly, " That fellow got my goat at first, and now I will be on the lookout for him and give him a run for his money. I don't hold the intercollegiate boxing championship for nothing." After that for a strained half hour neither of them said anything. Anthony at last broke the silence by ringing for a servant and ordering coffee to keep them awake. Brent, however, realized it was for the purpose of quieting their nerves. Another half hour passed, and the silence was again broken by the striking of a large clock proclaiming the end of the first hour of a new day. After that things were not so quiet. Anthony, watching Brent, saw him stiffen and grip the arms of his chair. Then Brent asked, " Did any of the servants have the night off, Tony?" "A No," answered Tony. " Why?" " Because I felt a draft on the back of my neck, and I don't know who would be coming in at this time of night." " Neither do I, Doug. Let 's find out who it was." - They both arose and entered a darkened room from which the stairs ascended to the floor above. Suddenly Douglas felt his arm gripped and heard Anthony whisper, " Listen." Thus they stood and listened for a sound. A faint creaking reached their ears, and Brent muttered, " They are going up- stairs." ' Standing there they saw the curtains of a THE LAUREL 15 window blow inward, and a shadowy form enter and lower the window. Anthony, edging along the wall to the light switch, bumped into a chair. Although the noise was hardly audible, just as the lights came on Brent saw the form swiftly climb the stairs and enter a room. Looking' at the window, he saw caught beneath it a tiny piece of black cloth and said to Anthony, " It 's the same as the man wore we saw at the window." just as Anthony bent to look at it, the lights went out. " They have pulled the main switch," he cried and ran for the door just as the " Thing", as they had named the huge spider, emerged. Anthony, knowing that he could not stop in time to avoid a colli- sion, almost cried out as he remembered those horrible clutches. Suddenly a black clad arm grasped him around his waist. He felt himself raised in the air and placed on the stairs. Then the shadowy form dis- appeared. Looking. he saw the " Thing " approach- ing Brent who was back to it and cried, " Look out, Doug, it 's behind you." With a bound Doug cleared the library table and was beside Anthony. " All right," he cried, "let 's go," and started up the stairs three at a time. Gaining the ,top they looked down and saw the " Thing" laboriously climbing after them. Without second thought they raced along the long hall and descended the back stairs, which led to the kitchen, continued through it, waking old Tom, the colored servant, and opened the door to the dining room where they were astonished to see the large light flicker and gain its full power. Brent started to speak when Anthony grasped his arm and pointed to the switch which they had left behind them. As they advanced into the room, he saw a black cold arm grasp around the edge of the door, find the switch and turn off the light. In. the darkness they sensed that the arm was being followed by a body and that a long arm was beckoning them to follow. As though in a trance they obeyed. The unknown mounted the stairs and continued along the corridor to the room of Anthony and opened the door. The light streaming forth into their faces blinded them for a short time and forced them to turn their eyes away. When they again looked into the room they both shud- dered. For lying on the floor was the form of a man and bending over him was a short, thick-set man clad in a dark grey uniform of a strange type, whose iron-grey beard and hair were matted and clotted with dried blood. While they watched, they saw this strange person slowly drop to his hands and knees and with teeth bared like some fero- cious animal advance.to the still form on the floor. A door slammed, both Douglas and Anthony jumped, while the strange in- truder slowly turned and fastened strong, gleaming green eyes on them, and slowly approached them with a peculiar, spider- like motion. Anthony and Douglas stood rooted to the Hoor, having neither the strength or will power to move. They stood there, growing sleepy and their vision hazy, while that strange monster drew slowly nearer and nearer them. When but a few feet away, he rose to his feet and stretched long, talon-like hands to within a foot of their throats, teetered back and forth, and was just gathering himself to spring at them, when a black clad arm was thrust between their heads. This arm was headed by a short-nosed, ugly looking automatic pistol which was discharged point blank into that horrible face. Douglas and Anthony, thus aroused from the stupor into which they had fallen, turned only to be confronted by the same black clad, ghost-like person, when a hand slowly ascended and snatched the mask from the face of the black clad man. 16 THE LAUREL There stood revealed to them a tall, broad, well built body topped with a fine head and a face that was almost boyish with ex- tremely black deep-set eyes and black hair. " It had to be done," he said, " it was the only way out." "Well," said Doug, always thinking of the other fellow, " let 's see what he did to that poor chap in there." " I 'm afraid," said the strange inter- loper, " that he did not damage him much." " Why not?" inquired Anthony. " Because it 's a dummy," answered their uninvited guest. " Now that that is over, who is the dead man and who are you?" asked the suspi- cious Brent. " First, I'll tell you about myself," was the answer. "I'm james Donnovan of the United States Secret Service and that," indicating the dead man, " is Horatio Bento, the great natural scientist, who has been missing for the past eight months. " While studying the origin of the huge spiders of South Africa, he was bitten by one, which drove him insane with pain and worked on his mind to such an extent that he believed himself one. He would go smashing and spitting through his cell for he had been placed in an insane asylum. He would reach for the warden with those claw-like hands whenever he came to touch him. " Day before yesterday, for it 's after two now, he got away and disappeared. I was given the job when the chief of police got your friend's message. I decided that Bento would know that he had not finished you and would return to do so tonight. Therefore I put the dummy in your hall and trusted to luck that because of his in- tense state of insanity, multiplied by his failure to kill you last night, he would not see the difference and he did not. Tonight I thought my plan would fall through be- cause the lights were on and he could see you so I turned them off." " Thanks awfully, old man," said Tony. "I want you to come up to dinner tomor- row, and I know about the cloth now be- cause there is a hole in your sleeve, and now I am going to try to get some good old-fashioned sleep. Good-night." Harry Huf, "28. ' .l...1l. CHAMPIONS RIDAY was the day of the big game. It was to be between the Falmouth High School and the Pocasset School. The Pocasset School was a well known private school for boys. Pocasset had been the State champion in basketball the year be- fore. This year the High School had deter- mined to win. Each school had won every game it had played and now the day was drawing nearer when the two teams would fight for the final victory in the Falmouth gymnasium. Each team was practicing very hard, especially the High School team. It seemed as the time for the game drew nearer that everything was going against them. Their coach had pneumonia and the best player, Tom Moore besides spraining his wrist was now ill and unable to practice. Friday night, the 13th, came and the Po- casset boys arrived with their cheers and boasts. The game was called at eight o'clock, but at seven the huge gymnasium was almost full and more people came pouring in. Almost all the High School students were already there and the cheer-leader was waving his arms wildly about, the hall fairly shaking with the cheers. Across the hall the cheers were answered by the Pocasset boys who had come with their team. From seven until eight the contest was by cheers, each school trying to outcry the other. Five minutes of eight came and the op- posing team came on the floor and began to shoot for baskets. At a nearby house another battle was raging. Tom Moore declared that if he THE LAUREL 17 couldn't play in the game at least he was going to see it. The doctor said that Tom was going to stay at home, but finally he gave in and Tom was taken to the game. As Tom came into the hall pandemonium broke out in Falmouth's cheering section. A whistle blew. The opposite teams took their places on the floor. The referee began, " This game is between the Pocasset School and Falmouth High. Pocasset shooting for the basket on my left. Scorers! Timers! Ready, Falmouth! Ready Pocas- set The game was on. How the minutes fled. How the hall rang with cheers. The timer's whistle blew. First quarter. Score 6-4 in favor of Falmouth. Soon they were playing again. How fast their slim lithe bodies ran following the ball and stopping the passes of their opponents. Another quarter. The game was half over. Score 15-14 in favor of Pocasset. At the end of the third quarter the score was 18-15. Falmouth was falling behind. Pan- demonium reigned in the Falmouth ranks. Tom Moore leaped from his seat. It had been hard for him to keep from leaping before from his seat. It had been hard for him to keep from joining the game, but now he had done it. It didn't matter to him that he was sick and had a sprained wrist. What did matter was that Falmouth was losing and he couldn't sit still and see that. Tom raced to the dressing rooms, donned his basketball togs and raced back again. When he appeared ready to play, it seemed as if the building would fall. Such noise had never been heard in Falmouth before. Tom had his wrist bound and strapped, then the game began. Tom was every- where. He stopped the ball and by brilliant passes across the hall and back he got two baskets. His presence seemed to encourage the Falmouth boys, for they were accus- tomed to play with him. As the time for the timer's whistle drew nearer and nearer, the boys flew faster and faster. It was a race with time. The whistle blew. Each Qu team gathered together and cheered the other. Falmouth won by 19-18. Tom Moore had saved the day. Falmouth had kept its promise and re- ceived the silver cup awarded to the State Champion in basketball. K. Bailey, ,25. Al THE JUDGE'S STORY EACHING the brow of the hill a pleasing sight met my weary eyes. As the steep incline had quite taken my breath, I feasted my eyes on the landscape. I was convalescing in a little town in the vicinity of Cork and the morning being a rare blending of sunshine and capering breeze, I had ventured on a walk through the neighboring countryside. The beauty of the scene before me lay perhaps in its very homeliness. I saw a little cottage of rough plaster, weathered into a soft gray, and a miniature duck pond nearby in which the white birds swam lazily about in the sun. Across the stream was a gnarled ap- ple tree in full bloom, its delicate beauty mirrored in the water below. I might have been gazing at a rare painting, so perfect was every detail. Suddenly, a merry whistle interrupted the tranquil scene and a boy leaped over the garden fence. He was slight of stature and lithe as a fawn. Another boy, apparently older and of a stockier build, followed more sedately. They entered the house and the aroma of dinner floated to my hungry nostrils. As I had wandered too far to re- turn for my noonday meal, I resolved to see the intefior of the little house. It was very plainly furnished. There was no tablecloth on the rough-hewn table on which a little old lady had just placed steaming bowls of porridge. When I had made known my errand, the little woman cordially welcomed me to par- take of their meager fare. Her name, I learned, was Mrs. O'Flarrity. She pre- sented me to her husband, a small, red- 18 THE LAUREL faced man who removed his corn-cob pipe long enough to give me a hearty greeting. The older boy was sent to " fetch " some corn cake and I was introduced to the fourth member of the family. " Sure and this is me lad Tim," said the mother, " and a right bright lad he is." Throughout the meal Tim entertained us with a sprightly account of the morning's doings, while his brother, Michael, ate his dinner, scarcely speaking, but it was he who afterward clumsily helped his mother dry the dishes. They refused to take any money for my dinner but would consent to accept a small sum for a few days' lodgings, until I felt strong enough to walk back to town. It was always the same, Michael plodded through the day's work, shouldering, I was forced to believe, more than a full share of the labor, while Tim laughed away work and kept merry. Each night his mother would say: " Me Timmy lad, faith an' he keeps me old heart young, the right bright lad he is." Seated under-the fragrant apple tree one evening watching the stars and their reflec- tion in the little streams, breaking the still- ness, the sound of two voices came to my ear. It was Michael and Tim. Tim's voice came eager and impatient: "I've got to go, Michael, I can 't stay here any longer, tied to the land and the hoeg you don't mind, you can take care of them, but I 've got to see the world! To live ! " " But mither 'll miss you, Tim." " Yes, mither'll miss me," a trifle sadly, " but I'm goin'. Good-by Michael." " Good-by Tim." The grief of Mrs. O'Flarrity was hard to witness but she triumphed over it by the confronting thought that some day, Timmy would come back to her, rich and great, " for he 's a right bright lad, me Timmy." Bk lk lk lk lk lk Some years later, my health quite recov- ered, I received the honor of being elected district judge in Southern England. The morning was a fine one and a day in court seemed a punishment, but as the first de- fendant was brought in, my interest was aroused. There was something familiar about the slender shoulders which now had a pathetic droop. He lifted his eyes, and at once I knew! Tim! But what a differ- ent Tim. Ragged and haggard from lack of food and sleep, the jaunty look had gone, but a little of the same spirit was still in his eyes. The charge was theft. He pleaded guilty. His story was pitiful enough, no work, no money, no friends. There was nothing to do but sentence himg however, I made his term of imprisonment as short as my conscience would allow. I do not think he recognized me for in my wig and gown I was quite a different figure than in the aged corduroys I had worn ten years ago when he had last seen me. When that term of court had ended, as there was nothing calling me until the next term about a month later I determined to visit the O'Flarritys for the sight of Tim had aroused pleasant memories of the visit of ten years ago. I found the cottage much more comfort- able and kept by Michael's wife, a bustling woman in the late twenties. Mr. O'Flarrity was dead and his wife was still living in the little house, Michael had made her life one of comparative comfort. I, alone, was not at my ease, for I was trying to think of some gentle way to tell them of Tim. For I thought it better that they should know, they who loved him, and would take him back to the farm where lay Tim's only chance of regaining his good name and reputation. Engrossed as I was in these thoughts, my attention was suddenly caught by the words of little old Mrs. O'Flarrity. sg sq rpm 'uuq was elqsnae aux Jeql 1911:-my arp noi Sugmoqs aq mm 'axaq per Iaeqogw pig 'iunugl am Qnoqe Mount noA H now and up with the best of them. You see, sir, Timmy knew the' faith of his old mitherg that 's why he is great, my Timmy." THE LAUREL 19 Michael shook l1is head a little sadly and I knew I could never tell the truth to her. L. Whitcomb, '25. THE TAPS OF DEATH T was a cold, clear night in December. The wind was blowing around my house, rattling blinds, slamming doors, and raising such a howl that I got still further down in my chair, and began to read again. Just then my mother came in and said, " Betty, you must go to bedg it is half-past nine now." I knew it was no use to argue, so I got up, laid my book on the table and went out into the hall. The wind was blowing a gale. The blinds rattled more than ever, a door went to with a bang which startled me so that I thought my heart was going to jump into my throat. The stairs were long and winding and although there was a light, there were some dark places which I did not like to pass. I hesitated at the foot of the stairs, getting up my courage. I wanted my mother to go up with me, but did not dare to ask her for fear she would think me a coward, and I was deter- mined not to be an afraid-cat. As I started up, I saw a book lying on the stairs. The name was, " The Mystery of the Haunted House." My mother had told me never to read itg this made me Want to all the more so I thought I would take it to bed and read. I held my breath, looked all ways and then ran wildly, glancing behind me as I went, to see if anything had come out of the darkness, for I had a great imagina- tiong but finally I reached my room. Put- ting on the light I made ready for bed. After I got in bed I took the book and started to read it. It seemed to be interest- ing for it was about a mysterious murder and had all sorts of horrible things in it. One part which was rather weird was about a man who rapped on his enemies' windows three times at midnight to warn them of their danger and that he meant to harm them. As I heard my mother coming up the stairs I put the book under my pillow and feigned sleep. She came in, turned off the light and closed the door. I dared not put on the light again, so I laid still and thought about it. I must have fallen asleep for suddenly I was awakened by a loud rap on the window. I sat up in bed, trembling with fright, I wanted to jump up and run, but was para- lyzed with fear. I waited for some timeg my fright al- most left me, when I heard three distant raps on the window. This time I was seized with terrorg who could it be? I thought of the story I had read and slid the bed clothes over my head, not even com-I ing up for air. As I lay there quietly thinking of all the horrible things I had ever heard, there came again, six or seven raps insistently seeming to command me to obey. The wind was still blowing a gale and for the fourth time the raps came one after another in measured time. By this time I was completely covered up and was at the foot of the bed. After a while I heard no more raps, the wind had stopped blowing. In great need of air I popped my head out quickly from the den. I laid awake for an eternity and then finally I fell asleep. ' The next morning as I was going down- stairs, my father and mother came into the hall below talking. What my father said made me jump out of my skin for joy-if such a thing were possible. It was this that he said: "I must see about having someone cut that limb off the tree todayg it rapped against the windows until the wind went down." Until then I had forgotten all about the tree which stands just outside my window. L. Barker, '25, 20 THE LAUREL GHOSTS AND cRoss-woRD PUZZLES HE shrieking wind whistled through the pines as young Sanford hurried home from the card party. It was about half past twelve and the foggy atmosphere promised a shower at any moment. The fact that he had lost most of the games and trumped his partner's ace at the card party plus the toil of the day had led him into a state of depression such as only an amateur card player can attain. As he mounted the long Death Hill and passed the cemetery, he was suddenly aroused by the fact that something was behind him close at his heels. Not daring to look around, he commenced to run homeward. 4' Ha," cried a shrill voice, " Hail to thee, young Sanford, winner of a Duplash but loser of the cash." He looked behind but saw nothing except a white streak standing in the road. He dared not look again but ran with might and main till he reached home. He was no longer weary. Sleep was farthest from his intentions or purposes. He entered the small sitting room, turned on the lights and threw himself into a near-by chair to medi- tate upon this ghostly spectacle. Could it be a ghost or a witch? " Oh well! it 's only my imagination. Of course, I shall never have a Duplash. That was only my mind. 'Winner of a Duplash but loser of the cash,' that is the least of my worries," was his final remark to himself as he picked up a magazine from the stand. The pages slipped through his fingers but meant nothing to his mind. He could not forget the ghost. On the very last page of the paper he noticed a cross- word puzzle. His eyes gazed steadily at it for an instant, and before he realized it he was solving the puzzle. At another stray glance his eyes met the following adver- tisement: Solve This Puzzle Send twenty-five cents to Duplash Auto Co., Rideout, Ill. By return mail receive Two thousand dollars Cash or New 1925 Duplash The advertisement appealed to his imagi- nation. He instantly thought of the meet- ing with the ghost. Could it be that he was really able to win a Duplash? That was what the spirit prophesiedg that was what the advertisement said. He resolved to send his answer immediately. Six days passed before his reply came. It was a most excellent letter stating that since his choice was a car instead of cash, they were sending it as soon as possible. Soon he re- ceived a cylinder shaped package. What could it be? No address on the wrapper except his own. It must be a sample copy of a magazine. As he tore open that wrap- per his wonder and ,curiosity grew. At last! What should it be but a beautiful picture of a new 1925 Duplash car. Hail to thee, young Sanford!! Winner of a Duplash But loser of the cash. Florence E. Hcwcy. AJ. SALUT D'AMOUR T the low kitchen table sat Mrs. Cote, a little woman with gray hair, and a face that showed lines of sorrow and care. Near her sat a pretty, dusky-haired girl who was her daughter, Louise. Across from them sat Robert Garrett, Lou's sweetheart. The rays of the lamp fell on the radio from which came the sweet, ten- der strains of " Salut D'Amour " played by a violinist. As the music fell upon the ears of the silent listeners unshed tears came to the mother's eyes and a sad look fell on the thoughtful face of the girl as she sat with her chin cupped in her hands. Bob became sad and as the song ended he quickly left the room. Mrs. Cote soon went to bed and Lou alone heard the announcer say that the concert was given by prisoners in Valley- brook prison. Five years ago Maurice Cote had left his mother and sister to go to the city to earn a living by playing a violin in a theatre orchestra. He had planned to bestow upon his mother and sister, comforts they had never known. The father had died when THE LAUREL 21 Maurice and Louise were small .children and Mrs. Cote had worked hard to support her family. His best friend, Bob Garrett, had gone with him. For a while glad reports came from the boys and always money ac- companied the letters. Then the letters ceased to come and no word was received from Maurice. Two years went by and Bob returned only to tell them that Maurice had disappeared. As Lou sat there by the radio she fell to musing, that violin solo had sounded so much like her brother's playing. She could almost see him as he had stood in the little kitchen, the light falling on his strong features as he played 4' Salut D'Amour." Soon Bob returnedg the same thought had occurred to him. Then for the first time since his return he told Lou what he knew about Maurice. He said that Maurice had had a fine position when he had failed. One night after the theatre when he and Maurice were riding home in a taxi an ac- cident occurred injuring the driver. Leav- ing the man in hands of the police Maurice and Bob went quickly away to avoid publicity. The next morning when Bob went to Maurice's room he found that Maurice had gone and although Bob had hunted for him everywhere he could never find him. An idea came to Lou but she said nothing. Before going to bed she wrote to the broadcasting station asking who the violin player was and why he was in prison. Sometime after, Lou got a letter telling her that the convict was Maurice Cote who had been convicted of killing a taxi driver and had been sentenced for life. Lou took Bob into her conndence and the two began to plan. Bob went to the city and took up the case with a competent lawyer. It was found that the injuries to the head of the taxi driver had made him insane. He had known Maurice's name and had told the officials that Maurice had attacked him making him lose control of the car which caused the accident. The man had died soon afterward. Maurice had been tricked by dishonest lawyers and was sentenced for life. Bob brought up enough old evidence and secured a pardon from the governor and soon Maurice was set free. Some evenings later the same group sat in the humble kitchen only now all the faces were happy for in their midst stood a stalwart young man playing on the violin and charming his listeners by the strains of "Salut D'Amour." M. McLea1'y, '25. ll HAPPINESS AT LAST RS. WILLIAMS sighed as she sat hemming pillow cases, in her tiny living room. She was thinking of her past life which she pictured as a weary dream from which she sometimes awoke only to find herself sliding back to the same old routine. As a child she belonged to a large family, which consisted mainly of boys, so she had always been obliged to do a great deal of drudging housework. Later she had be- come a grade teacherg life had seemed quite wonderful then, and she began to en- joy the carefreeness which all youth loves, for the first time in her life. She was married after a very short courtship as it was a case of love at first sight. john was a lawyer on the island where they had settled. His hopes were highg he was bound to succeed, but suc- cess seemed to be slow in coming, and he was learning as everyone does sooner or later that " Rome was not built in a day.'7 Barbara arose to see if John and their son, Junior, were in sight yeta The sight of the flaming sunset somewhat revived her spirit as she watched it slowly fade away. The family soon arrived and after the evening meal all three went to bed, there being nothing else to do. lk lk ik Ill il lk In plain view of her bedroom window there was an old neglected cemetery, which seemed to reproach Barbara whenever she 22 THE LAUREL looked at it. True enough she had no one buried there but it looked so pitiful and it would be so little work to only cut the tall- est weeds down. Tonight Barbara seemed to see this cemetery in her dreams. The old broken-down fence, the cracked monu- ments, almost hidden by weeds, looked as natural as John himself. While her mind's eyes rested on this scene a curious thing happened. A bird flew out of the weeds. It soared gracefully along to the next house, where it peeked at the window, then it turned and flew in the direction of the window in which Barbara was standing. An unexpressable horror came over her. " It must not!! It can not come here! " she thought and she knew not why. Evidently the bird had no intentions of conforming to her wish for it advanced swiftly and pecked at her window as at the other house and then back it flew to the cemetery. A strange, still sadness seemed to take possession of her then but this was soon forgotten for she awoke and it was morning. It was a delightfully beautiful day. All the world appeared to be happy but Junior was not. He lay in a stupor with Barbara hovering nearby. John had gone for the doctor. To crown this unhappy situation, Mrs. Colby, the next door neighbor, came in overcome with grief, her tiny daughter was dead ! She had burned to death playing with matches! Then for the first time Barbara remem- bered her dream! Now she understood Junior's sudden illness! Junior who had never been sick before! She became re- signed to her fate and even the Doctor's arrival brought little hope. " Another disappointment and the bitterest of them all," she thought. She could not believe her ears when she heard the doctor saying that Junior would recover in a few days but her joy when she fully understood was very evident. She was really going to keep junior which was really the most wonderful thing anyone could ask for. lk lk Ik Ill if It Barbara was sitting on her piazza sew- ing. A call from junior drew her attention to a bird's nest he had discovered in the no longer untidy graveyard. V. Mills, '26. -LL A CHECKED TALE OST of us will agree that on Friday night, after a week of hard study, this particular pastime holds little attrac- tion. This state of affairs faced Madge Saun- ders as she lazily peeled an orange, and watched the snowflakes falling thickly by the arc light outside. " Why can't I go over to Ruth's?" she pouted, as her mother came into the room. " It would be foolish to walk over there in this blizzardf' was the reply, " Why don't you do a cross word puzzle, you've taken quite a vacation from them?" Though Madge did not answer, the sug- gestion was apparently not in vain, for she immediately began to explore the papers. The first she flung down in disgust, remark- ing that a puzzle of two letter words was made for work, not for fun, and the next, pertaining entirely to history, received a similar remark. .Then suddenly inspired, she produced a sheet of square paper and decided to make a satisfactory one herself. This might as well be a good sized one, she thought, as she checked off twenty squares on each side and Filled in a small designg then, placing a dictionary in front of her she set to work. Slowly the spaces were filled and rapidly the pile of books around her grew, chem- istries, astronomies, histories and encyclo- pedias were wonderingly searched for an unheard of word with twelve letters ending in " act i' and beginning with "zel," or a three letter word with the suffix "qb." THE LAUREL 23 At ten o'clock it was completed and re- ceived due praise from the family. Saturday was the kind of a day that always follows a heavy storm, bright and sunshiny. About nine thirty Madge was awakened by three of her friends, who were pulling her out of bed to go snow- shoeing with themg none of them were in any hurry so Madge took her time to dress, chattered and laughed while the others over school events and studies. I went to bed at eight "just imagine! last night," Ruth remarked, " I can't re- member when I've done such a rash thing before." This reminded Madge of her evening's work, searching through the waste basket she soon extracted a crumpled paper, which she tossed carelessly to her friends, while explaining many of the amusing words. Looks of astonishment came over all their faces when they beheld this work of art. Eagerly they plied her with such ques- tions as " Where did you ever find that crazy word? " and " Please define Xylobal- samun, I'd like to spring it in English class." Then as they handed it back, she again put it in the waste paper basket, and pronounced herself ready for the hike. The air was very sharp and frosty, so after tramping through the woods for two hours, they all returned with good appetites. As Madge entered the house her mother called, " Didn't you have a four letter word that meant beautiful, last night?" " Yes, I'll go and look it up," was the reply, but sorting the contents of the waste basket revealed no puzzle. This seemed strange for she knew positively that she had put it there, and no one had been into the room since she left. "I can't find the puzzle but I think the word was 'fine,' " Madge called down the stairs. -or :of as ak ak ak Four busy weeks followed at school, and one evening Madge had just started up- stairs with her books, preparatory to study- ing, when she heard the mail box click, so she stopped to pick up the mail. There seemed to be only her father's newspaper, until upon shaking it, a letter fell out, a long business envelope with her own name typewritten upon it. Hastily opening it, she read the following: " You will find enclosed twenty-five dollars, which is the first prize given by this magazine for the best cross-word puzzle submitted. Your puzzle will appear in our next issue." She carefully examined the envelope again, yes, that was certainly her own name and address, but how did the puzzle reach them? Her parents were as much surprised as she, and they had no idea who could have sent it in. For the next few minutes the telephone received steady use, but Madge had al- ready decided that Ruth was the guilty one, and finally she confessed. " This money is yours," declared Madge, " I should have thrown that puzzle into the stove and never looked at it again." "I should say not," was the emphatic reply, " I put it in a stamped envelope and addressed it, marked effort and intelligence on my part." " Well to settle it we'll divy," was the conclusion, and this was just what they did. E. Taylor, '26. -LA THE MASQUERADE AND ITS OUTCOME F all the important weeks that Fair- dale High School had ever experi- enced, this was the most memorable one in the eyes of some, that had ever existed. For not only was the big yearly Masquer- ade to be held on Friday night, but there was also to be the annual Junior-Senior debate on the following evening. Up to this time, the rivalry between the two classes had been purely friendly and very sportsmanlike, but for some reason, there was rather a secret feeling of bitter- ness this year, such as had never existed before. 24 THE LAUREL The debating team was announced, with two Seniors, Helen jameson and Frank Marlowe on the affirmative and Barbara Grey and Sam Prentiss on the negative, for the Juniors. Some of the members of the Senior Class were not wholly satisfied with the selection of their team, for Frank Marlowe was known among his classmates to be some- times of a questionable character, a fact which was unknown to the faculty. The corridors at school this particular week were one continuous buzz about costumes, partners, exchanging dances, and other necessary matters. On this particular Wednesday morning as Sam and Barbara swung down the street together, their conversation was divided between the two all-important topics. "Honestly Babs," remarked Sam slowly, hurling a snowball at a passing chum, " I don't see any reason why we should be de- feated this year. By the way I've brought my speech to school with me for a last reading over tonight. " I know, Sam," answered Barbara, " but do you know, I'm rather afraid of that Frank Marlowe." " Why, whatever do you mean, Babs? " " Oh, why-- nothing, I guess. I suppose I am horrid and suspicious to say this, but mark my word, Sam Prentiss, if Frank Marlowe debates fairly and squarely Satur- day evening, it will be the first thing I ever knew him to do on the level!" And she shook her black head vehemently. 'Sam looked at her in amazement, then quickly changed the subject. "Speaking of masquerades, I'm going to have a spiffy costume, Babs. If you weren't going with me, I'd guarantee you wouldn't know me. I'm about the 'same size and complexion as Harry Mason, and -- Why by George, Frank Marlowe, too! Say, wouldn't it be a good joke on you if some- one should call for you whom you thought to be me, and then when you and all your H i Hnery had arrived at the gym, you would suddenly discover that you had been es- corted thither by your dearly beloved Frank Marlowe. Then, panic stricken, you would rush around the gym looking for little me, whose virtues you appreciate only when I am far away." And Sam's hearty laugh rang out, as he pictured the pre- dicament of his chum. " Oh Sam," she laughed reproachfully, " As if anyone could take you for Frank Marlowe." But how little was she to know that such might be the case! Sam did not have time to look his speech over that afternoon or Thursday after- noon, and it was late Friday afternoon when he went to his desk to take his speech home for a hasty perusal before the dance. He opened the cover of his desk, and looked in his Latin Grammar where his notes and his precious speech had been carefully placed. As he hurriedly turned the leaves of the book he stopped short. The speech was gone! In feverish haste he skimmed through all his books, and then through all of Barbara's, thinking she might have taken it to compare with her own. But, no it was absolutely gone! He slumped into his seat in the de- serted schoolroom totally discouraged. If only his notes had not been taken, he could talk from those easily enough. But with everything gone, and the debate less than twenty-four hours off, what could he do? It would be useless to try to look up all the statistics again, and anyway, both the school library and the public library were closed now. At first he was undecidedg but after a long consideration, he decided to go to the Masquerade as if nothing had happened, and not to tell anything to Bar- bara until it was too late for her to suggest that they stay home and work on a new speech, for he knew that Barbara had an- ticipated this dance for many weeks. " Then," he concluded, "I'll borrow Bab's THE LAUREL 25 speech which may help me, and write a new one after the dance. I guess I'd better tell Mr. Hale tonight, though." lk Pk il IK Pk Pk That night at eight o'clock, a very dis- consolate-looking clown, dressed in red and white, with his face whitened, mounted the steps of the Grey's house and rang the bell. The door was immediately Hung open by a gypsy fortune-teller, boisterously bang- ing a tambourine. " Come in, Oh come in, Sam I'm so ex- cited," she called. Sam entered, his face wearing a forced smile. Barbara snatched her coat, ran down the steps, and executed a tango as artist- ically as possible on the icy walk. But -Sam was thinking, and thinking hard. Over and over were ringing in his ears the words that Barbara had uttered, only two days before: " If Frank Marlowe debates fairly and squarely Saturday night, it will be the first thing I ever knew him to do on the level!" At last they reached the gym, and Sam told Barbara everything. She was, of course, horrified, and decided that they would leave the dance early, and write another together as best they could. Then they centered their attention on the costumes. There were several there like Sam's, and they picked out the boy they thought to be Frank. Later in the evening, as Sam was stand- ing by the punch bowl waiting his turn, a small figure in the costume of an Egyptian dancer slipped up to him, pressed a small paper into his hand, then quickly vanished. Sam was amazed, but assuming a look of indifference, he opened the note and read: " Have everything as directed, and will deliver them to you, if you will be at the school library tomorrow at ten." Sam's head began to swim, but he im- mediately saw the solution of his problem. "I may be wrong, but I'll chance it," he muttered grimly. He informed Babs that there would be no need of writing the speech that night, and left her wondering, at her door. The next morning, at nine-thirty, Sam was seated in the school library i11 a shiver of suspense. " It's a big chance," he mut- tered, 'land I may be wrong, but at any rate, it's my only chance." , Promptly at ten o'clock the door stealth- ily opened. Sam, who was apparently engrossed in a book, raised his head. There in the doorway stood Arline King, the bosom friend of Helen Jameson. Sam's heart was thumping like a hammer, but he rose at her entrance and managed to say calmly: " Good morning, Miss King, I see you have brought me my speech. That is extremely kind of you, I'm sure," and he stretched out his hand as if to take the package she was holding. " Why, yes, I have-I mean, no, no I mean I haven't your speech. I don't know what you're talking about, I'm sure. What do you mean?" " Now see here, Miss King,'you know very well what I mean. Don't you suppose that I know that Helen Jameson asked you to take that speech from my desk either Wednesday or Thursday night after school? And donyt I know that you did as directed, and gave this note supposedly to Frank Marlow last night at the dance? Naturally, Helen or Frank wouldn't do it, for they would be suspected and needed an alibi, so they asked you. Oh it was all very clever, but I'm afraid the little game is up, now." Arline turned deathly pale, and sank into a nearby chair. Sam saw that his random shot had struck home, so he continued, " Give me my speech now, and the matter will be dropped, for Mr. Hale knows nothing of it." Needless to say Sam regained his speech and notes, and then-but what followed then might well be left to the imagination of our readers. C. Sweet, '26. 26 THE LAUREL JUST GIRLS A MODERN MoNoLocUE DEFINIITION OF TERMS Frances A Latin teacher Pi A fraternity Riverside The Country Club Robert The Principal of High School Miss Jones The History teacher Miss Williams The Girl's " Y " Secretary D. C. Danforth College Romeo and Juliet An Ice Cream Sundae Mr. Brown The Boy's " Y" Secretary X Y Z A Secret Society Sis Dot Marge ..... Just Girls Edna Ellen J Scene I. Almost any large High School. Time. Near the close of school in the afternoon and after school. Scene II. At the Y. W. C. A. Time. A little later. Scene III. At Wagar's Ice Cream Par- lor. Time. Five minutes later. Scene IV. Back at the Y. W. C. A. Time. Half an hour later. Scene V. At supper. Time. A little after live. Scene VI. On the street car. . Time. About half past eight. JUST GIRLS SCENE I " Going down to the ' Y' tonight, Sis? " --" That's too bad you've got to stay for Latin. Frances surely is a cat. Didn't you get your Cicero? "--" What?" " You- 've been invited to the Pi dance at River- side next week?"-"'Whb did it?"- " Sh! Here comes Robert, himself. See you later." " Yes, Miss Jones, I'm here." " You don't want me tonight?"-"That's good I was going to the 'Y' anyway. There is a special meeting on with supper and speaker." - " Who?" - " Oh, the boy's 'Y' secretary to tell us what boys think of girls. We always have lots of fun." " Hi, Dot. Where're you bound?"- " Geometry? "- " Well, see you later." " Hello, Marge, ready to go to the 'Y'? Let's take our books over and leave them, and then go to VVagar's for some ice cream. I'm starved and I don't want to study." SCENE II " Hello, Miss Williams." " Hello, girls." - " No, we're going down town." - " Yes, we'll be right back."-" So long." SCENE III 'K Did you see Ellen with that man? Goes to D. C. doesn't he?"-" Not really?"- " Well, I never would have thought it."- " What you going to have? " - "Me? " - " Romeo and Juliet, please." - " Sh ! There is Edna. Who's she with? "-" Oh, I see, but he is terribly dumb looking. Acts just like that crowd, too."-'K Well, let's eat." " What kind of a dress are you going to have for the X Y Z dance?" " Rose and silver?" " I'll bet it's going to be pretty." - 'K Yes, I'm going." " Who?" " You just guess." - " What are you going to do Sat- urday? " - " Let's go to the movies. How about two o'clock sharp?" -" Hurry up, slow poke, we've got loads of studying to do." - " We will have to hurry back to the A Y rin SCENE IV " Oh, Miss Williams, make them stop that racket, we can't study."-" No, I wasn't doing anything, but she wouldn't give me my compass, so I took it." " We'll all be good now 'till five o'clock." " Yes, here's that cake I brought." SCENE V " I'm glad supper is ready. Aren't you? " " All that old studying is done. Now for a good time."-" Ice cream, how nice, and the candles look so pretty."-"Be quiet, sis, while we sing."-" Now talk all you want too." - " Hey, wait 'till I get a sand- wich, pleasef'-" Do I think Mr. Brown good looking?"-" Well, he's married so THE LAUREL 27 it does not matter." - " Please pass the olives." - " Yes, I'd like some cocoa." - " Who made this salad? "- " This ice cream is good." - " Sh! Mr. Brown is go- ing to speak." . SCENE VI "Do you think what Mr. Brown said was true?"-" You know the boys gave him their ideas."-" I'll bet anything that that red-headed fellow was the one to think up all those classes into which girls are divided, or maybe he read it some- where."-"I wonder where we belong, with the wall flowers, ilappers, snobs or with the old fashioned girls, and gold dig- gers."-" Say wouldn't they be surprised to know that we made our own clothes, helped our mothers, took care of our kid brothers and sisters, and earned our own spending money a good part of the time." " They made a mistake, the same that most people are making."-" What? Why it is so simple it's laughable. The fact is we are 'just girls,' as our mothers were be- fore us and our daughters will be in the future." - " Did he call Lake Avenue? " I must go now. Good-night, see you all tomorrow." H M axine C lark, '2 5. TY THE REASON FOR OUR LAST I-:ARTHQUAKE BOUT two centuries ago the town of Farmington was founded and settled by Job Farmington. Job had always wished to have his funeral in a luxurious and sedate manner. He wanted to have a regular hearse, hacks drawn by beautiful black horses and an awesome ceremony. After several years as a successful leader and Indian fighter, Job and a party of friends were hunting far north from Farm- ington, near the present big lakes of Maine. The result was, although Farmington lived in luxury and civilization, that a party of Indian braves, savage and hostile, fell upon Job's party and scalped him and several of his men. The survivers of the party could not, of course, take the corpses back home and give them a decent burial. When the men came back to Farming- ton they told of 1ob's last words. Evidently Job, even when his skull was crushed and his face turned to an ashen hue, had gasped and shrieked out that he would have that funeral procession. Thus, every two centuries Job's ghost rushes down from the Northern woods with its slain companions' ghosts as attendants, gains possession of the village hearse and in this, drawn by a ghoulish team com- posed of the ghosts of two of Iob's favor- ite black chargers, which he rode in his Indian battles, they rumble, sweep and roar along the street of Farmington, causing people to sit up with dreadful starts in bed, and causing dishes, chimneys, houses, yes, everything to rattle and shake. This statement is verified by the dis- covery of some very old papers in my grandfather's garret, written by the old and wise village parson of that time, Jona- than Settledown, telling this self-same story. This discovery fevidently forgot- ten during the long period of two centu- riesj has set the Farmington scientists agog and proved their long and complicated theories wrong. We should be glad, how- ever, that Job visits us only once in every two centuries! Owen W. Gilman, ,27. TT coMUs A LA GAIETE CAST or CHARACTERS Star, the Attendant Spirit.. .... Elmer Frederic Comus ........................ Holmes Wagner The Lady ................ .... A lice Stevens First Brother ....... .... R onald Goding Second Brother ................ Richard Mallett Sabrina, the Nymph ............. Bertha Martin The Scenery-Robbins SCENE I-A Dark Forest The Attendant Spirit: "I-Iist! I come from far away Where the little angels play. Here I come flying o'er meadow and hill, O'er the restless world while all is still. My lady is coming over the dale And to protect her I never will fail. For Comus you know, that wild young lad. It pains me so: he is so bad, Is quite a menace to this wood, 28 THE LAUREL So Father Jove has sent me down To guard good folk from this bad clown That changes them into pigs and cows Or rats or bears or wee bow-wows. And now I must hasten for I am so good, To guide her fair footsteps through the wood." Clinter Comus with his crew singing and danc- ins? Song of Comus: "Bow-wow-wow! Wee! Wee! Wee! We are on our nightly spree. Cats and dogs and little pigs Now we sing and dance our jigs." Comus : " With my gigantic eyes and my gigantic size I 'll tell the stupid world that I am very wise, Standing with my marvelous poise, I hear a little noise, 'Tis a human being: which are my exclusive toys. But hist it is a footstep light NVho can be coming here tonight? Quick! my lads behind these trees, Would you were in the seven seas." CEnter the lady--a flapperj The Lady: " My brothers are gone, what shall I do? I've lost my compact, my lipstick too, My face is white: I look like a ghost: My rouge is what I am missing the most." Enter Comus: " Oh! fair young damsel, are you led astray? The night is fallingg now ends the day." Lady sings: " Oh! now good friend, my saviour true, It really is so kind of you. Won't you harbor me safe and warm Until the morn begins to dawn? I 've lost my brothers in this dark lair, Perhaps you 've seen those youths so fair." Comus: " No, winsome maid, I've seen them not For the day is warm and walking is hot, But if you are lost and if you are free I 'll find you shelter in a house in the lea." Lady sings: " But what of my face and what of my hair, I'm perfectly sure there 's no curl there. I'm nervous, so nervous, and worried and blue, I 'm hungry and thirsty and so tired too, So come, let us go to a house as you say Where I can get shelter until dawn of the day." CExit both! CEnter Brothers! First Brother speaks: " Where, Oh! where has our dear sister gone, I 'm worried, so worried: I 'm pale and wan." Second Brother: " Our sister will be safe I'm sure, She is so good and sweet and pure. Let us raise our voices in proud acclaim To bring her back here safe and sane." Song: " Once we had a sister fair But she went away And now we have no sister So we are going to bray- Sister, Sister, where are you? Oh! Where can you be! Maids like you are but a few So pray come back to me." Enter Attendant Spirit: "Ho there! To the rescue quick! That wicked Comus has worked a trick, Your sister good, is in his power, Take-n by magic to his bower. Rush right in and break the glass But grab the wand and do it fast." SCENE II A beautiful palace. Comus' animals are seated about the room. The lady is seated on a throne with Comus standing nearby holding, toward her, a glass of punch. Comus: Song: " Drink! lady, drink! It 's fresh from the sink! It will cause the flush to come On those cheeks that look like gum." Lady: " Nay, monster, nay. I would rather eat hay." Comus Ctrying againj : " Come, gay tlapper, staid and sure, Sweet and carefree and demure, All in a dress of scantiest mien, Thou art a buttercup so serene. Come and taste the brimming cup Then on golden plates we 'll sup." Lady: " Here are my brothers, now you whelp Throw up your hands and call for help." Brothers rush in: "Begone, base idler, Let not your face disgrace this scene: Depart, you are not tit to be seen, For now we 've come to save our sister, We cannot say how much we 've missed her." Spirit: " Now, Comus, you have driven away But you have not gained his sceptred sway, For his waving wand you did not seize, Now your fair sister will have to freeze. But wait, I hear a singing voice approach, 'Tis Sabrina, riding on a roach." Song: " Come, Sabrina, do I pray, We need you here, dear fairy fay. Oh pretty Sabrina, fair and sweet, Come near and Lady Alice meet. For she is stuck right in her chair And just cannot get out of there. Come and wave your fairy wand, Come o'er dwindling brook and pond. Come and set this maiden free And praises all we 'll sing to thee- ' Enter Sabrina: "I have flown lightly o'er vale and hill But was delayed by one slight spill, That 's the reason for muddy locks Where I fell on slimy rocks." CShe pats lady on the head three times which sets her free! THE Spirit: " Thanks, Sabrina, your charms just litg In a mud puddle, dear, may you never sit." " Come, maiden, fair and sweet, Come and dance to every beat, For I must go and leave you now To the woods of pine and balsam bow Where the other spirits dwell And fairies dance o'er hill and dell, There under sunny skies and golden moons The water nymph his love song croons And everyone is gay and free And sweet birds sing in every tree." V. Mills, L. Whitcomb, '26. ll How 1 BECAME HUMAN WAS only a poor struggling author. My works were masterpieces of art, only the editors did not seem to realize it which showed their ignorance. My story on, " The Gastro-vascular Sys- tem of the Coelenterata of the Etheopian Realms," was turned down by six editors who said, " No one could ever understand this unless they were very learned Pro- fessors of Etymology and could also un- derstand every long word ever used in English or Latin." So you see, many pieces of wonderful literature are turned down simply because people who examine them are not well educated. But then, we authors must expect such treatmentg were not Dickens and Poe treated thus? I must tell you something very tragic. A short time ago I wrote a very exciting article on the " Coleaptera and Dermistids, Their Life Cycles." This should interest and be read by every school boy and girl for recreation, as it is much more educa- tional and entertaining than ordinary litera- ture. As I was saying, something very tragic happened. I sent this story on Coleapters, etc., to the Editor of the Laurel. The next week I got a reply which said, " Not worth return postage." This was almost the last straw. I nearly decided to cut my hair, throw away my black bow tie and become a street cleaner, garbage collector or anything that was human. But no, I could not leave my LAUREL 29 chosen profession. It was what I was cut out for and I could never forsake it. After much thought on the subject I had an idea. I would see the Editor and with my personal attractiveness influence him to accept my story. I washed a soft collar and called up the Laurel Board office and found they would see me at five o'clock. At half past four I started on my mission. My mind was so occupied that I did not notice the heavy afternoon tranic as I walked up Broadway. I was pushed and jammed by the after theater crowds but my mind was too taken up with my high aspira- tions to notice mere jostling crowds and whizzing automobiles. At last I arrived at the Laurel Board otiice and was ushered into the presence of the Business Manager. I found her seated at her desk amid a confusion of paint brushes and paste pots. " Get out of here," she yelled as she hurled a gob of bright green paint at me. As I left the room, more or less ornamented by my new com- plexion, I collided with a lazy looking indi- vidual in a muffler who informed me that he was the Literary Editor. I told him what he. had said about my masterpiece at which he replied in a cross voice, " Why, how do you expect to get a story in the Laurel? Don't you know that the Laurel uses only the works of noted authors such as William Bryant, William Shakespeare and William er-er Mills! " He looked so cross that without a word I turned and walked out of the room. Now I knew. I cut my hair, threw away my bow tie and became a street cleaner who is at least human. So now I carefully ply my trade while dodging jostling crowds and automobiles. ' This is my sad tale and here it ends be- cause I have stopped writing stories for- ever. But I shall always think as Nero did, " What a great artist dies in me." Clarice Lufkin, '28, 30 THE LAUREL OBSCURITY, LIGHT AND DARKNESS FF in space a metric body stood mo- tionless in its course. Suddenly from its vicinity rose a volumnious flame. A cloud of metric dust floated off in an ether current. In this quiet current the dust gathered to form a planet. It was enlarged by the addition of numbers of small mete- ors. Veins and deposits of various sub- stances were formed on it at various dis- tances beneath its surface. ' There were formations of substances known by the earth people as truth, hope, faith, pity, hate, fear, and many other substances. From the four corners of the universe there came swiftly on the four winds, the four gods of creation, Time, Space, Dis- tance and Light. " A soul is born," quoth they. " Its fate must be decreed." The God of Space spoke, saying, A' I will give it all the space between Heaven and Hades for its wanderingsf' " The distance of its wanderings shall be governed by the elements," quoth the God of Distance. The third God spoke and speaking said, " Whenever it ascends above the smokes of Hades its path shall be lighted, whenever this smoke gets in its path it shall be as dark as the blackest midnight." " Its time," said the God of Time, " shall be until it is wrecked by its inner liresf' There was a pause, the Gods turned their eyes to the planet Hoating quietly in the quiet stream. " Its fate is decreed," said the God of Time, arising, " We must de- part." He waved his wand and the planet was plunged into the chaos of life. The planet was thrown hither and thither by the perverse winds of life. The fierce winds tore the trees from the planet's sur- face. Vegetation was uprooted and the surface soil cast into space. In its down- ward flight it was blackened by the smoke from below. Everything living on its sur- face was killed, leaving it a bleak and bar- ren planet. Its path was sometimes rough and sometimes smooth. Sometimes the sun shone on it, but it was often obscured by the smoke from below. The various veins of precious metals near its surface were unearthed by the fierce action of the ele- ments. First was timidity, but this was dissolved by the acid smoke leaving below it the deep red hue of valor. On another part of its surface was uncovered truth, and although the surface of truth was much defaced it remained. Once there was a slight collision with another planet and a vein of metal known as pity was uncov- ered. On one of its perilous descents this metal came into contact with a flame from below and was changed into self pity. After this long journey the planet was cast into a strong current that carried it above the darkness and into the sunlight. Here for a time it was carried along in peace with another planet which was in the same current. The peaceful journey was broken when it was seized by a savage current carrying a third planet. The three planets were cast swiftly downward into the blackest depths. In this mad rush a collision occurred and the planet was cast into the densest smoke. It was so close to the flames that a rising spark caught on its surface. Alighting where a deep vein of hitherto covered min- eral has been transferred to the mineral in which it rested and finally caused it to burst into a Hame of hate. As the fire, fanned by the driving smoke, increased, it ate deeper and deeper into the heart of the planet. Finally it reached the very heart and the planet was shaken. This eruption was so violent that it nearly burst it in twain. It hurled it, a withered mass, into the River of Blacknessg the only place it could be quenched. It was borne by the black current under a white arch and dis- appeared from sight. Holmes Wagner, '25. THE LAUREL 31 THE GHOST OUNT OLIVE was a private school for girls in New York. The school had been founded for only a few years and was not well known. To make their school better known they gave their first play- The Ghost - on Hallowe'en night. The most important and one of the most interesting characters was a ghost who al- ways came to haunt the house each night. The ghost always came from a huge statue in the library. For this purpose a large statue was built with a small door at the back. The door could be locked only from the outside with a small hook and catch. The night of the play came and the mem- bers of the cast were very excited. There was a large audience, for the play had been well advertised. Ruth Martin, one of the Senior girls, took the part of the ghost. The play started at eight. The first act ended without any trouble. Between acts Ruth came out of her hiding place to rest then went back in again, slamming the door after her. Some of the other girls saw her come out but no one saw her go in again. In the second act the ghost was to appear again but when it was time no ghost came. The other players were bewildered at first but soon proved themselves equal to the oc- casion. They made up enough lines to cover up the appearance of the ghost so that the audience did not realize that any- thing was wrong. After the play the girls started to hunt for Ruth. They looked in the dressing rooms then on the stage. While on the stage they noticed that the door of the statue was locked. She must have gone home, for several of the girls had seen her come out of the statue and now it was locked so shecould not have gone back in. Finally they gave up the hunt and went home. The next morning the girls came back for their things. Some of them went on the stage and to their surprise saw that the statue had fallen down. They went over to pick it up. " How heavy it is," ex- claimed Alice. A groan came from within. They opened the door. " Oh Ruth! " they exclaimed all together. The girls helped her out. " How did it happen?" asked Agnes. "I came out between acts to rest then went back in again. I slammed the door. The hook must have caught in the catch for I could not get out when my cue came. After the play I tried to make you hear me but could not," explained Ruth. The girls were overjoyed at seeing Ruth again and ever afterward call her " The Ghost." H. Sargent, '25. THE RESCUE ETTY was hustlingsaround, helping her mother wash dishes and dust, for Aunt Mary from the city was coming the next day to visit them. It was chilly for early October. " Dear me! " said mother, " I am afraid there will be a frost to-night. If there is, it will be the end of the astersg and I did so much want them to be pretty when Mary came! " Betty went to the fence and looked over into the Emery's vegetable garden, and asked Mr. Emery, who was digging late potatoes, if he thought there would be a frost. " Not if it stays cloudy," he said. " But if it clears, we shall have a frost." " If the flowers were kept warm, would the frost hurt them? " asked Betty. "No," Mr. Emery replied, " but it is hard to keep things warm out of doors without our old friend, the sun." Betty went to bed early, but she did not go to sleepg instead she lay and watched the sky through the window. The clouds drifted away slowly, and the stars began to shine. It was clearing offg now for the frost! 32 THE LAUREL " The poor asters! " thought Betty. " They will not be tit for Aunt Mary to look at." She lay still for a long while and pon- dered over the plight of the asters. " Now, if I myself were out in the garden this cold night, I shouldn't be cold," she thought, " because I would have on plenty of clothes." Then another thought came to her. " Why shouldn't flowers wear clothes when they need them?" She stole softly out of bed and put on her wrapperg stealing over to the closet where her clothes hung, she piled her arms high with dresses, coats and sweaters. Then she tiptoed downstairs and out into the garden. The moon was shining bright, and the asters were still holding their brave heads high, but they would soon feel the cold. Betty looked at them, she began to feel doubtful. What if the clothes should be too heavy and weight them down? Near the fence was a pile of sharpened stakes, which gave Betty a new idea. They could be used to hold up the garments. Laying the clothes on the ground, she set to work. At last, every clump of asters had a tall, slim stick to guard it. " Now I can go ahead and dress the flowers," she said. A few minutes later one corner of the garden was a queer looking place. Two coats and three dresses with two sweaters seemed to be standing alone, and the asters had disappeared from view. Inside the house a tired little girl was tiptoeing up- stairs, with a sigh of relief. Betty waked a -little after sunrise, and found nothing for her to wearg slipping on her wrapper, she ran out into the garden, hurriedly gathered up her clothes and ran back to her room. When she went down to breakfast her father and mother were busy talking. " I can 't understand it," her mother was saying. " The frost was so heavy that the other flowers were badly hurt, but the asters look just as they looked yesterday." Betty smiled to herself and thought, " I won't tell on the asters." That afternoon when she and her mother were showing their guest the garden, and Aunt Mary was admiring the asters, Mr. Emery put his head over the fence. " Where are your scarecrows, Mrs. johnson?" he asked. " What do you mean?" said Betty's mother. " I looked out of my window a little after dawn," said Mr. Emery, " and 'saw live scarecrows, where the asters are, hand- somely dressed." Betty laughed. " They had on my old clothes," she cried. Then the secret was out, and all looked to Betty for an explanation. She told the story, much to the amusement of the listen- ers. , The thoughtfulness of Betty saved the asters and gladdened her mother's heart. It also enabled her aunt to carry home a large, beautiful bouquet of flowers, which was the admiration of everyone who saw them. " I should never have had this bouquet, but for Betty's coats and dresses," were Aunt Mary's parting words. R. McLaughlin, '27. THE LAUREL 33 an ERSE at SONNET ON EVENTIDE O EVENTIDE! Thy fallest like a gentle cloak about us And under thy deep mantle, lulling us to rest We feel thy sweet, calm presence ever near us, And in anticipating give each day an added fest. And when cares are present for they are ever thus, We run into thy gentle arms and are no more oppressed . And if our day was given to shams or grasping lust, , The look in your eyes, dear eventide, awakes in us our best. And so eventide, mother of stars, and the birds, Of the moon that we see up above. . Show us how to ride, without sorrows and sighs On the billows of kindness and love. But see now as morn so joyfully dawns You 're closing your wings like a dove. Lucile Whitcomb, '26. .um THE FRESHMEN OH! That sea of upturned faces See, how very green they look Gazing vacantly through spaces Searching for a mislaid book. What a bunch of foolish blunders Do these silly Freshmen make Trying to act the part of wonders Anyone can fake. Who can fathom all their questions And their crazy comments queer? Seem to think they need no lessons Nor that they deserve the rear. Cheer up! though, they 'll grow up sometime, Then they 'll surely realize What a funny combination They appear in other's eyes. E. Taylor, '26, 1.1 TO- DAY WE live but in the present, The past, though loved, is gone. The future, howe'er pleasant, As yet, lies far beyond. Each gift is as we use it: Each place its cloud must share: Except as we refuse it, There 's sunshine everywhere. Emma R. Bailey, '25. .o..:. DEPOSIT OF TlME'FOR KNOWLEDGE HOW much time do you deposit In the bank for knowledge now, Just enough to live on daily, What about the future hour? Now 's the time for that foundation To be laid for your account. 'Tis just like your Bank deposit, What 's put in you 'll sure get out. Florence Hewey, '25. .LL T0 A DAISY OH daisies! graceful, white and yellow, Swaying, nodding in the lea, 'Neath autumn's sunset-golden, mellow, A thousand fancies wake in me. Free you dance 'neath warming sunshine, Gay you nod 'neath cooling rain, joyous, carefree, dancing ever, Free from worldly trials and pain. Tossed by gentle summer breezes, Kissed by early morning's dew, Truly loved by Mother Nature, Of her many treasures, you! Would that we, like you were carefree, Free like you from all life's trials, Tossing, swaying, nodding, dancing, In one glorious round of smiles. Caroline Sweet, '26. 3.1. MY NATIVE DREAM WE hear so much of our native state With her rocks and wooded hills That to live in her wonderful, beautiful clime Is a cure for human ills. We hear of the game and fish in her realms, A sportsman's paradiseg We hear of the lure of her bracing air, How souls it does entice. But we who are here and know our state Can call this game of bluff For we poor boobs who haunt this place Must be made unusually tough. To live in the weather at forty below Or a hundred and three in the shade, To freeze our ears as we walk to school Through a drifted Arctic glade. Or in summer heat to sweat at a desk Or to be chewed by pests in a glen Or stagger blindly in a freezing storm Through drifts eight feet or ten. Our summers are short, our winters long, We never know what to wear, If we should leave our coats at home Jack Frost would be in the air. But if we bundle and put on clothes As sure as sure can be The sun pours down terrific heat As we sink beneath a tree. 34 THE In summer time there 're flies to light, Mosquitoes too you 'll Find, As there are many states on earth I 'll try some other kind. Ruth Jordan. Rl A STUDY PERIOD A-T one twenty-three, boys and all, We file along the lower hall, Mr. O'Brien is absent to-day, When the cat 's away the mice will play. Two minutes of two, the warning bell rings! Those who have classes look ready to sing. Immediately after this silent scream Mrs. Stevens appears on the scene,-- " Now settle down, children," she says every day, " There 's time for work and there 's time for play." So we settle down, or give it a try, Meanwhile we watch from our westward eye. Twenty minutes of three, the bell rings againg He raises his hand, " May I fill my pen? " The bravest go for a walk down the hall, But the poor little Juniors move not at all. Three-twenty comes, the bell gives a chime, Then, O how quickly we form in a line. Three study periods as shoe polishers say It is "Three-In-One" that we 've had to-day. Katherine Harris, '26. LA BALLAD AT nine each night 'twas just the same, My studying was done, So when the daily paper came The puzzle could be done. And often, not to miss the game, I'd through my studies run, LAUREL So when the daily paper came, The puzzle could be done. Since thus far I'd received no shame My work was left for fun So'when the daily paper 'came The puzzle could be done. One evening French seemed very tamef. - A And of it I did none, ' So when the daily paper came, The puzzle could be done. Next day, alas! I lost much fame, For an exam she sprungg That evening when the paper came, The puzzle was not done. Elisabeth Taylor, '26. 8.0. IN MEMORIAM O , ROOSEVELT, thou peer of mighty men, Whose spirit oft hath ,boldly led us on, Whose deeds well matched the heart that beat within, Talke now thy place with those whose lives have een Our country's glory for there came again The pioneer, of rugged soul, reborn, Which lived in Lincoln and in Washington. Thy. purpose high in thought, in speech, with pen Revive again those early patriots' work In Freedom's cause to make men more than slaves, For men may slave to kings or fellow men Or slave to lust us for wealth or power or fameg Thy call but raised us from our baser selves To guard the liberties our fathers won, Richard Mallett, '26. lu-Lu ,sa- s:s.- I ' If .HI X t YTYY ' .si r ,M .1 +1 V T H E L A U R E L BAcxUs, EVELYN " Evie " A , Course, General .va X Ambition: To maifqga policeman. Fair Committee, 2, 45 Hallowe'en Com., 25 School Play, 3, 45 Girls' Glee Club, 2, 45 Assistant Editor LAUREL, 4. , iyn is the most headstrong girl in the Senior Class. She y ,be found trying to uplift the morals of the class. In 'f'evie" is a model pupil and has never been known to' Yinything such as whisper to Georgie. Perhaps, though, her Worst offense is her membership in the clique. We hope Evelyn may soon see the error of her ways and enter upon a speedy reform. BAILEY, EMMA " Em " Course, Commercial Ambition : To reduce. In spite of various attempts to improve on the teachers Emma is liked by everyone. Her winning way has won for her many friends. " Em " delights to be with the Freshmen though. Brown, not green, is said to be her favorite color. BAILEY, KATHLEEN " Kat " Course, General Ambition: To make up romances. Sophomore Hop Com., 25 Fair Com., 25 Junior Prom. Com., 35 School Play, 3, 45 Freshman Reception Com., 45 General Assembly Com., 45 Debating Club, 45 Manager Interscholastic Debate, 45 Girls' Glee Club, 45 Class Essay. " Kat " is another one of those quiet girls. It is a curious fact that she and Helen never whisper. " Kat " is very fond of music and is very proficient in trying to play the ukelele. Her favorite pastime is reading French novels, dying her hair, and chewing gum. She is an honor member of the clique. BARKER, LEILA " Leil " Course, General Ambition: To marry in Boston. Play, 3. Leila is the class Pola Negri. People whose names cor- respond to names of large cities are singularly pleasing to her. Her tastes have changed from Spanish to the good old New England stock. Changeableness is her worst fault. Is it a drug- gist next ? l iw .if l. 'I 8' THE LAUREL BRAHMER, MINNIE " Min " Course, Latin Ambition: To be with Mae once more. The one great disappointment in "Min's" life came when Mae left. She is seen aimlessly wandering around the streets late at night in search of someone. In school she is an angel, but out of school hours we notice a decided change. Boisterous- ness is not a characteristic of " Min." CAMPBELL, EUGENE " Gene " Course, General Ambition: To reduce, but still eat. " Gene " is rather a bashful fellow, not at all like his brother, George. We have heard, however, that in certain com- pany he is not so bashful. He dislikes above all other things climbing stairs and making a noise. Some day we think he will be a famous poet if not a comedian, dramatic reader or a plumber. CAMPBELL, GEORGE Course, General Ambition: To be a second Valentino. Football, 3, 4, Play, 3. George's chief claim to fame is his classical beauty. Many and varied are the trophies he has collected from the fair sex to show his prowess in affairs of the heart. George has tried to convince the teachers that he is an angel-as yet he has not convinced any of them. CLARK, FRANCES " Fae " Course, Latin Ambition: To be a second Mary Pickford. Class Secretary, 2, 33 Class Editor, 13 Costume Mistress School Play, 3. " Fae " indulges in nothing but her books. Her favorite pas- time is studying Latin. We are glad to know that she considers being' at second Mary, as we think she will be very proficient in that position especially as she has short yellow curls. THE LAUREL CLARK, MAx1NE " Max" Course, General Ambition: To become famous as a radio dealer. Chairman Fair Committee, 43 Class Vice President, 4. "I love tranquil solitude and such society as is quiet, wise and good." Maxine is one of the noisiest, most troublesome girls in the school, who was never known to have her English lesson. GAMMON, AURA v " Skip " Course, General Ambition: To pass without exerting any superfluous energy. Junior Prom. Com., 33 School Play, 3, 4. Aura has been with us for only the past two years, but dur- ing this time we have discovered many of her strong points. Aura shows a preference for baseball games especially when played at U. of M. Aura's favorite form of recreation is at- tending house parties at U. of M. She used to be quite a vamp, but she is overcoming that habit. We think Aura will be a typical old maid. She is very much taken by the early novelists, especially Stearns. HARDY, ERNEST " Chuck " Course, Commercial Ambition: To become a light weight boxer and go in the movies. Football, 3, 4. " Chuck " never studies and always goes to bed early. We suppose this is to increase his chances of fulfilling his ambition. He is a good little fellow and delights in reading the Bible in morning exercises. " Chuck" expects to pass on his behavior and good looks. HEWEY, FLORENCE Course, General Ambition: To be an old maid teacher and then a preacher. Class Salutatorian. I Florence is the most frivolous Senior. She is the only one in the class who seems to worry over ranks. We would be shocked if Florence got below "A" in her deportment. When she speaks we sit and listen. We realize when Florence reads Macbeth that there is a, witch around. THE LAUREL HUFF, EDNA " Billy " Course, College Ambition: To enter politics. Debating Club, 45 Assistant Editor of LAUREL, 33 Class Editor, 45 Debating Team, 43 Valedictorian. Edna is so very noisy that oftentimes we do not even realize she is around. The class is so very proud to have her with them, because she keeps its reputation for them. She also is very kind to the Freshmen. JORDAN, RUTH " Ruthie " Course, Commercial Ambition: To own a home all her own. Ruth is a very studious girl who believes in " Work before play." She is now learning the rules and regulations of the land so that she can use them in later life. When Ruth gets a home of her own, her motto will be, " Let George do it." KEENE, EVELYN " Evie " Course, Commercial Ambition: To become a great actress. School Play, 3g Orchestra, 4. We sometimes wonder where her wonderful complexion came from, Marr's or Tarbox and Whittier's. Her favorite pastime is dancing, also writing letters. She also has a great love for Dickie birds. LARCOM, RAYMOND Course, General Ambition: To be good. Football, 3, 4. Raymond is a dear little boy, the trouble is with everyone else. Some day the class is to be very proud when Raymond owns the largest garage in the United States. At times Raymond is positively cherubic, just at ranking time especially. His moral is, " Do not worry." THE LAUREL MARTIN, BER1-HA " B " Course, English Ambition: To do the 100-yd. dash in ten seconds. "B ", that wee little girl who sits up in the back of the room, never tlirts. Oh! no! Somehow we all get out of the way when we see her coming. There is something commanding about her. We wonder if she does not need some nerve tonic as she is rather shy. " B " is planning on attending Normal just to be in style. MCLEARY, MAXINE " Max " Course, College Ambition: To shine with fame. Class Treasurer, 1, 25 Sophomore Hop Committee, 3, Fair Com., 23 Class Editor, 35 Junior Prom. Com., 35 Business Man- ager School Play, 3g Freshmen Reception Com., 49 Business Manager of LAUREL, 43 Girls' Glee Club, 4. Maxine is a very talented young lady. She is actively en- gaged in all class affairs. Her one weak point is changeableness in certain things. Some day the class is going to be very glad to know she was a member of it, when the world sees her art. MERCHANT, BETTIE " Bet " Course, General Ambition: To get through. " Bet " says that she would think she had accomplished a great deal in her course if she could only make the teachers be- lieve that she is a genius. There is a rumor that " Bet " sits up all hours of the night doing Review Math. examples for pleasure. MILI.S, WILLIAM " Pillsey 'l Course, Latin Ambition: To be a second Houdini. School Orchestra, 3g Football, 35 Manager of Football, 45 School Play, 43 Debating Team. 45 Class Orationg Editor-in- Chief of LAUREL, 45 Lincoln Essay Medal, 4. William is the Senior Class' only hope of fame. The Seniors can not imagine what they would do without him. William spends hours on his Latin prose composition and was never known to miss an assignment, William has an abnormal curi- osityg he is the world's famous question box. If he can not find anything out by lawful means he has been known to pay for information. Here is a business proposition open to everyone. THE LAUREL Moonv, LEM Course, General Ambition: To be little. Class President, 3, 4, Junior Prom. Committee, 35 Orches- tra, 3, 4. Lem is the giant of the Senior Class. His name is rather a curiosityg one would naturally think Lem a nickname but not so in this case. He knows he is smart enough to pass without studying so he proves it by being a study fiend. He has a great desire for the presence of some particular Freshmen. He is principally known as the leader of the famous "Syncopating Six." MORTON, ALICE " Al " Course, General Ambition: To be a famous dancer. Alice shines in Chemistry, especially when giving symbols, but there is a great consolation, the class is greatly amused by her recitations. There is a rumor that Alice wished to become a nurse, there is a great curiosity to know why. PECHKIS, MARY " Marie " Course, Commercial Ambition: To be a bridesmaid. Mary is a quiet girl who never whispers without permission. We wonder why she likes to be a bridesmaid. Mary is noted for her profound studying, especially in the assembly hall. Mary hopes her future home will be in Dorchester. SARGENT, HELEN Course, General Ambition: To refrain from eating candy. Debating Club, Fair Committee, 4. Helen holds the championship for saying more words a min- ute than any other person in Franklin County. She also is a member of the awful gang and is never known to be anywhere without " Kat ". 1, THE LAUREL SMITH, THELMA " Thal " Course, Commercial Ambition: To grow short. Thelma is ag very quiet girl. Her motto is, " Seen and not heard." She towers above our heads until we think she is far above. We have heard that she has a perfect horror for sheep. STOLT, ALMON " Bob l' Course, Commercial Ambition: To be a famous acrobat. Stolt delights in transforming himself into positions becom- ing to one like himself. His famous position is, however, espe- cially annoying to the head of the English department. Stolt is also a genius in rendering readings. We feel that the two talents just mentioned will certainly make him a famous man. WAGNER, HOLMES " Wiggins " Course, General Ambition: To be a wise man. Football, 3, 4g Literary Editor of LAUREL, 4. " Wiggins " is the class mystery. He was never seen to laugh. But there is, however, a sense of humor that is very well developed. He seems to find a source of humor in things which puzzle the ordinary mind. He is the acknowledged walking en- cyclopedia, of the school. it N W l'Tbuflw".'."WfTMPw'f,' .HX!lMl1'kUI!jI'!JrK W W T . W Q! Wg X 6 E ll Q X X THE LAUREL E ii VOLUME XXI .' 1 NUMBER II fp I 6 Q -t - - I -- -- - -L - it 2 ' ll Q :mf vmimfvmfm-mimirmimmt-m'vm-immm-mfnmmfrm-mlm-mi-mmm? FARMINGTON, MAINE, MAY, 1925 l with N 9 . . . - .5 I 9 9 PUBLISHED SEMI- -, ANNIJALLY BY THE Q STUDENTS OF TI-IE 9 FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 3 EDITORIAL BOARD Editor-in-Chief WILLIAM MILLS, '25 Assistant EVELYN BACKUS, '25 Assistant CAROLINE SWEET, '26 Business Manager MAXINE MCLEARY, '2Q Assistant RICHARD MALLETT, '26 Exchanges BARBARA GAMMON, '26 Alumni EDWIN SMITH, '27 Athletics VICTOR GOULD, '26 Literary HOLMES WAGNER, '25 Senior Editor EDNA HUFF, '25 Junior Editor LUCILE VVHITCOMB, '26 Sophomore Editor OWEN GILMAN, '27 Freshman Editor JOHN ALLEN SWEET, IR., '28 41-Mssocnfl' ATTITUDE OF THE FRESI-IMEN HERE are two things which would naturally impress any visitor at Farmington High School at the present time. The first is the extreme youth of the present members of this, our " kindergar- ten " group. We often wonder how such childish minds were capable of completing the slightly intricate tasks of the last year in Grammar School, and why it is that their mothers are willing to trust them so long from home. These children of twelve do not realize their juvenile characterg most any time in the day a twelve year old Freshman with a six year old appearance and a fifty year attitude may be seen giving fatherly or motherly advice to the Juniors and Seniors or even telling the teachers how their courses should be run. The ex- treme Freshmen of this group have made themselves the laughing stock of the rest of the school, though they, because of the undeveloped state of their minds, have not as yet realized how ridiculous they really are. The obvious thing to be done is to show them their proper place, but how shall it be done? The most natural thing to do would be to spank a few of the freshest of them. None of them are as yet beyond the spank- ing age, and such a penalty would perhaps go further than any other to show them their proper place. This method of punish- ment, however, seems to be out of the ques- tion. After having seen the various other methods put to trial we have arrived at the conclusion that there is but one remedy for this particular evil and that is a little ap- plied hazing. When we speak of hazing we do not wish to give the impression that we believe any bodily injury should be in- flicted or any Freshman should be endan- gered physically. We believe that the ob- ject of hazing should be, first, to create a proper attitude towards our school and sec- ond, to create respect for their superiors. We do not think that this can be brought about by beating up or violently handling the Freshmen. We do think that the 3 THE LAUREL 43 Freshmen should be made to furnish the other classes with entertainment, by, sing- ing, dancing, making speeches and perhaps putting their worst acts before the assem- bly. We also believe that they should be put to a practical use, by compelling them to do all the odd jobs that occur about the school, such as moving desks, lining off the football field and baseball field. School spirit also could be impressed upon the Freshmen by compulsory attendance at ath- letic events and school socials. Something certainly should be done about the pretentions of the Freshmen who as a class think that they can rule the school, so we, the upper classmen, demand that the Freshmen take due notice of this and gov- ern themselves with more decorum and re- spect. L8 HE students in a High School like ours may be divided into many different classes with respect to their attitude toward the school. We have spoken at length on school spirit, there is in the school a large portion of the students who stand behind everything that the school attempts. This group is composed mainly of upperclass- men, however. We are sorry to say that there is a group in the school, but one which is rapidly decreasing, which does not take an interest in the extra curricula activities whatsoever. They are either merely indifferent, or they do not want to go to school and only remain here because they are forced to by their parents. This last class causes considerable friction and with fancied insults or injuries try to make themselves as disagreeable as possible. This minority should fall in line with the rest of the school, they should forget their petty and trivial insults and injuries and remember that they are but individuals who as the old saying goes are but " cutting off their nose to spite their face." The ultimate aim of the whole student body should be the greatest possible good for the greatest possible number of students. MAKING USE OF YOUR EDUCATION T this time a large number of us are thinking about graduation and what we will do next year, some will continue to go to school in other institutions, others perhaps will go to work, still others will stay around home for a year or so and rest up a bit before deciding what to do. Those, who do not continue to go to school, may consider that their education is ended, perhaps in some cases it is, but not because of the fact that they have left school. The extent of a man's education is almost within his own power, for the per- son who is really anxious to learn, there are thousands of books printed for that very purpose, books, which require no teacher's explanation. Once the habit of reading books worth while is established, it is of inestimable value throughout an entire life. In other ways besides by suitable reading a man may further his education, for in- stance if he works in at factory, by keeping his eyes open he may learn the workings and construction of the particular machines used there. If, however, he combines this means with that of constructive reading, it is of tremendous advantage to him, for the business world more and more is eliminat- ing those people who work merely with their hands, the call for the man' with something in his head is growing more im- perative. Therefore, let us continue our education in whatever work we may be. .KA HE lack of an athletic field and gym- . nasium has always been keenly felt by the students of Farmington High School. This was brought to a climax when it was no longer possible for Abbott School to allow us to use Hippach Field and their gymnasium. It was impossible for the school to support a basketball team this year with the added expense of rental for a hall. It was decided that the best course to pursue would be to concentrate the efforts of the whole student body in raising a fund to build an athletic field of our own. 44 'IHE LAUREL The Pratt Athletic Field in back of the High School has to be regraded and drained before it can be used extensively. It has been estimated that 15,000 dollars will cover all expenses. The plans now are to build a quarter mile cinder track around the field with a gridiron and diamond in the center, two tennis courts near the school and a gym- nasium at the far end of the lot. Of course the student body realize that these things will not be gained all at once but it cer- tainly gives us a goal toward which to struggle. The students are working and working hard to increase the school fund which has already been started. At the last town meeting by a popular vote the people gave the school the right to use the entire field in the rear of the school, that is the right to use the knoll in leveling off the Held so that it will be suitable for use in athletics. As it is now this field is very soft and swampy except in those places where it has already been graded. .VVe wish to thank the townspeople for allowing us to use this and we hope that when the time comes to purchase the land adjoining the school lot that they will also be in favor of this. The plan is to buy the adjoining lots bordering on Middle Streetg have all this land graded and made into an athletic field which will be large enough for a football and baseball field with a cinder track running around the outside. This would be available not only for the High School-use but also for the townspeople and grammar schools. The baseball teams could be maintained in the summer without going to the expense of hiring a baseball field. Ultimately we hope to have a gymnasium on this field for High School socials, basketball games and other athletic events. To further these ob- jectives the High School is already raising money and has accumulated a considerable amount. We hope that in the future we will have the support of the townspeople in other things as well as we have in this. fit? fade jf '2'579':'4's? 1' I pci: Avy! we 'l' ll li l. A Lf R li L 45 Q0 School 7 JA gg!-ITE' 0 -we ' FACULTY llli lfaenlly this term has remained . nearly the same, with the exception of a new linglish teacher who has been ap- pointed to replace Mrs. lflizaheth llainer, who retired at the end of the winter term: l'rineipal--W Myron ti, llanier, Liolhy and klOllllll- Ina linglish-- Miss Frances l., Hueston, limerson l.atin- - Mrs. lsadore Stevens. Bates lfreneligllliss Doris Pnrington, Colby llistnry- Miss lfthel lloward, Colninhia Ulieiiiistry-HMalcolm O'l3rien, Colhy fonnnereial llepartment-W Miss Mahel Lapointe. ,llaypatli lnstitnte lfllulislie-W bl. lYeston Walsh, Bowdoin 1,1 THE JUNIOR MASQUERADE llli -lunior Masquerade was given on january 230, as the last social event and night off before mid-years. The "eat, drink and he merry for to-morrow we die" attitude was in the air and the juniors did their best to dispel any thought of the impending catastrophe. The afternoon found VVhitten, Goding and Vllright, assisting the girls in draping Fwllqr N the room with streamers of every hue. ,ll i . 5 " ' 7' 1' K !Y X I VA xamli A ls. Qs The halloons were not very successful, so the attempts to hlow them up sounded like an antoniohile parade going over a hox of taeks. l'romptly at eight. many weird and fan- tastic creatures promenaded the hall and mid the showers of confetti the dancing hegan. .X hurlesque of Romeo and 'luliet proved one of the most important events of the evening. 'lim Flint as the ardent Romeo is said to have made feminine hearts flutter hy his violent love making. The duel he- tween llicky Mallett and .lim hrought hlood and havoc to the crepe paper cos- tumes. Hodgkins' distraction and grief was awful and terrible to hehold, and the play ended hy all the characters convenient- ly dying. The cast was as follows: Romeo James Flint ,luliet llelen Knapp Tyhalt Richard lllallett lllerentio Rohert Burns Capulet Norman llodgkins, 46 .THE LAUREL Elizabeth Taylor accomplished the almost Herculean task of accompanying the actors' movements to music. The refreshments held out despite the appetites of the Freshmen and the gloom of mid-years was dispelled for a short time. 1.1. COLBY MUSICAL CLUBS EEKS before the Colby Musical Clubs entered our town of Farm- ington, great excitement prevailed among some girls of Farmington High School. " Are you going to entertain some of the boys? " was a question repeated often. At last, the night came and the concert was given in Merrill Hall. It was most en- joyed by all, especially the classical rendi- tion of several popular songs. Murmurs were frequently heard from certain corners when certain boys appeared on the stage in regard to his facial appearance and general impression. In general these remarks originated from those who happened to be entertaining those particular gentlemen. fOf course such remarks really could not be heard, but it sounds good in this article to say so, so we will let it stand.j There was a dance after the program at which it is said the Colby boys attended and danced. In the afternoon preceding the concert, these boys, feeling the need of fresh air, improved upon their time by going to the pictures while others more vigorous and athletic engaged the use of sleighs with horses. In'this last the subsequent events relating to the trips will not soon be forgot- ten by certain townspeople. The morning after, as the hands of the clock approached seven, creatures, which men call boys, rushed to the stationg doughnuts and other nourishment in their hands, rubbing their eyes and saying good- by to their hypnotized admirers. LL REORGANIZATION OF THE GLEE CLUB T the Hrst of the school year a Glee Club was organized under the direc- tion of Miss Madeline Edwards, supervisor of music. These meetings were very well attended at first and much enthusiasm was shown. Gradually, however, in spite of the fact that the Club has a varied selection of songs, the attendance gradually decreased, due no doubt somewhat to the heavy storms of the winter and to the attractive programs at the movies. On the twelfth of March, a reorganiza- tion was held, and the names were taken of the girls who faithfully promised to attend. Arrangements were made which served as a solution for the conflict problem. The following girls now belong to the Club: Emma Bailey, '25 Adelaide Bassett, '26 Minnie Brahmer, '25 Frances Clark, '25 Bernice Clough, '28 Ruth French, '26 Beatrice Jalbert, '28 Arlene Jordan, '28 Helen Josselyn, '28 Mae Kershner, '28 Freda Larcom, '27 Marguerite Leavitt, '27 Mildred Luce, '27 Bertha Martin, '25 Helen McCully, '28 Lydia McCully, '28 Rachel McLaughlin, '27 Birdena Palmer, '27 Thelma Smith, '28 Edith Stanley, '28 Louise Sweatt, '28 Caroline Sweet, '26 Elizabeth Taylor, '26 Ella Voter, '28 Edith VVilbur, '28 Thelma Williams, '28 3.3- CHEMISTRY ESSAYS HE second prize essay contest of the American Chemical Society, an edu- cational project made possible by the gen- erous funds of Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Garvan of New York, began with the school year of 1924-1925. All High and secondary schools in the United States were eligible, so the Chemis- try classes of Farmington High School grasped this opportunity for attaining fame. First prize winners in these state and terri- torial contests will be allowed to compete in the national contests. Six prizes of twenty dollars in gold will be awarded for the best essays written in the six districts. For the prize winners in the national contest are THE LAUREL 47 six scholarships to Yale University or Vassar College with tuition fees and five hundred dollars annually for four years. The topics for these essays could be chosen from the following six: 1. The Relation of Chemistry to Health and Disease. 2. The Relation of Chemistry to the Enrich- ment of Life. 3. The Relation of Chemistry to Agriculture or Forestry. 4. The Relation of Chemistry to National De- fense. 5. The Relation of Chemistry to the Home. 6. The Relation of Chemistry to the Develop- ment of an Industry or a Resource of the United States. The six best essays from our school, be- longing to William Mills, Holmes Wagner, Maxine Clark, Evelyn Backus, Caroline Sweet, Norman Hodgkins and Elizabeth Taylor, were submitted, with hopes that Farmington High School will be as fortu- nate this year as last, when Alton Newell, '24, received one of the twenty dollar prizes. Ll GREEN STOCKINGS EHEARSALS are under way for the presentation of " Green Stockings " which is to be presented about the first of May. This play is to be coached by Miss Frances Hueston, who so successfully coached " Professor Pepp," given last year in Broadway Theater. This play has run for several months in New York and also in Boston, and the presentation is quite a responsibility since it is the largest ever presented by the Farmington High School. The cast is as follows: Admiral Grice ..... ...... R obert Burns William Faraday .... . . . Richard Whitten Colonel Smith ..... ..... W illiam Mills Robert Tarver . . . .... Richard Mallett Henry Steele .... ....,. J ames Flint James Raleigh ..... .... P hilip Parker Martin, the maid ......... . .. Ruth French Celia Faraday ................ Caroline Sweet Madge QMrs. Rockinghamj .... Kathleen Bailey Evelyn CLady Trenchardj ...... Aura Gammon Phyllis, the Happer ........... Kathryn Harris Mrs. Chrisolm Faraday CAunt Idaj ....... Evelyn Backus Juv. ASSEMBLIES HERE have been three assemblies of the High School held in Broadway Theater, since the seating capacity of the High School hall is not big enough to meet the needs of the school and those interested in its activities. The Christmas program consisted of selections by the orchestra, carols by the Glee Club and the Triple quartette, also readings by Margaret Sweetser, Eva Shaw and Richard Mallett. H The assembly held on February 13 was devoted to the memory of Abraham Lin- coln and Theodore Roosevelt. The pro- gram was as follows: What Roosevelt Thought of Lincoln Philip Parker Roosevelt. the Man Barbara Gammon Presentation of Roosevelt's Picture Lucile Whitcomb Abraham Lincoln as a Hero Florence Hewey Abraham Lincoln, the Man William Mills The Lincoln Medal, given by the Spring- Held watch factory, was presented to Wil- liam Mills. Miss Hewey received honor- able mention. A3 ANUARY 1 -George Campbell was among those reciting in English today. His recitation was both pleasing and in- structive to everyone present. January 2 - Stolt was seen in the corridor today. The presence of such people as Stolt on the corridor landscape is both pleasing and edifying to those fortunate enough to be spectators. january 3 - Lem Denis Moody commented on the class picture today. We were all glad to hear from Lem as he is very capa- ble as a critic and orator. We were also very much pleased to have Lem inform us that the Epworth League has seen fit to make him their president. January 5-Bertha Martin was seen as usual at her desk this morning. She also attended her classes as per custom. We are both pleased and glad to have Miss Martin with us as a classmate. january 6-Miss Hueston as usual had charge of the room this morning. Sev- eral announcements were read by her which the class both appreciated and en- joyed. 48 THE LAUREL January 7-W'e are again pleased to re- cord that the class was made the recipient of much advice and comment by Presi- dent Moody. It was again mentioned by him that he was the leading officer of the Epworth League. We were also pleased to note that Mr. Moody plays solo violin in the Methodist orchestra. We are com- plimented and highly honored to have a man of such accomplishments as Mr. Moody as a member of our class. January 8-We learn that Bertha Martin is following Walter Camp's daily dozen for certain reasons. We may state that this is a very poor advertisement for Mr. Camp. January 9- Stolt gave us a few graceful poses this morning. We are afraid that Miss Hueston is not educated enough in the higher arts to appreciate the contri- butions on the part of Stolt. January 12 - Lem D. Moody again honors us with a few words from his marvelous intellect. We are reminded that he is President of the Epworth League. january 13- Ernest Hardy was among those seen in our room this morning. We enjoy Hardy's presence as we know that no little inspiration may be gathered from him. January 14- Florence Hewey preached to us this morning upon diverse subjects. january 15 - We were pleased to note that Wagner hurried to his seat today. january 16 - Bettie Merchant was seen to- day in class which was not unusual. January 19-Lem Moody announces that as President of the Senior Class and President of the Epworth League he al- ways sets a good example for the Fresh- men. Lem also occupies many subsidiary offices such as, janitor of the vestry, sub bell-ringer, ash tender and chief usher. January 20 - We enjoyed the recitation of George Campbell as usual in Senior Eng- lish. Campbell is both talented and able as a bluffer. january 21-Eugene Campbell was also noticedg he, too, has unusual ability in some lines. january 22- The dictionary was called into use by Emma Bailey today. She un- doubtedly wished to ascertain the mean- ing of a word. Em says the dictionary could not have been used before this year by the dust she found. january 23 - Bettie Merchant was at school todayg we are pleased to record along with such events as this announce- ment that Lem Moody is President of the Epworth League. ' January 26-We are pleased to note that George Campbell was dressed up today. The members of the class undoubtedly were also pleased to have something more edifying to behold than bandana handker- chiefs. january 27- We were pleased to note that Evelyn Keene had taken time to powder her nose before coming to school this morning. January 28 - Evelyn Backus was among us today as usual, breezing around as if, she owned the place. january 29-Aura Gammon looked bored today for a changeg we are sorry if she doesn't appreciate the remarks of our learned Editor-in-chief. January 30- Helen Sargent gave a whirl- wind recitation today as usual. A slight moderation on the part of Miss Sargent would be beneficial both to her and to the rest of us. February 2 - We are very pleased to make known and to announce that Lem Moody is President of the Epworth League along with various other subsidiary offices in the Methodist Church. February 3- Maxine McLeary wore a green dress on St. Patrick's Day. February 4- Fannie Richards came to school today. In our opinion this ,oc- currence should be more regular. THE LAUREL 49 February 5 - In concluding this portion of the diary of the Senior Class we wish to state that Lem Moody is President of the Epworth League. ll HE underclassmen, namely the Fresh- men and Sophomores, have made a name for themselves which will ever be re- membered in Farmington High School be- cause of the excellent programs they pre- sent each morning before classes. The honorable members of the classes sit in mute silence as their classmates render programs such as piano selections by Made- moiselle Stevens, and the quartette by Dot Gould, Clarice Lufkin, Betty Morton and Claribel Russell on their ukes, which made the audience gaze with admiration upon their talented classmates. The vocal quar- tette rendered by Ted Brown, Elizabeth Oliver, Dorothy Merry and Gladys Well- man was very much appreciated. These programs can be heard faintly in the Junior and Senior rooms. It is hoped that some fine day, Mr. Hamer will be so kind as to omit some of the less important functions, such as classes, and call a gen- eral assembly to see this previously men- tioned talented class perform. In case they should run out of ideas, we would suggest the following: Solo Dance Cbright red costume preferredj Robbins Oration fMy Opinionsl Elmer Frederic Debate fResolved: That Upper Classmen and Teachers Should Respect Usl AFFIRMATIYE NEGATIVE Lee Morton The Senior President Scrapper Brown The Junior President Drew Beedy The Principal If these prodigies would consider our humble supplication, we promise to furnish plenty of comments, and in case they wish to travel with their efforts we will gladly see that transportation is provided. SA N Monday afternoon a teachers' meet- ing was held as usual but!-now comes an astonishing tale, which I over- heard at the open window. Mr. Miner in his usual snappy manner opened the meeting with these words: K' The question to be debated this afternoon is, Resolved: That Women are Better Disciplinarians than Men. The affirmative will be upheld by Mrs. Isadore Stevens, Miss Frances Hueston, with Miss Doris Purington as alternate. The negative will be upheld by Mr. J. Weston Walsh, Mr. Malcolm O'Brien, and Mr. Myron C. Hamer as alternate. The debate will be opened by Mrs. Stevens." From my position outside I caught a glimpse of a slight figure Hitting nervously to the front of the room, my sympathies were all with her for as she turned to face this audience of critics the color left her face and she stood there pale and fright- ened. She started in a weak, trembling voice with terror-stricken eyes glancing occasionally from her notes to the corner of the room. I lost most of the argument, for the squeak of Mr. Hamer's slipper, as he tried to kick his colleague, drowned out the other squeaky but her main point seemed to be that the male members of the faculty were easily distracted from their classroom duties. For proofs she cited such instances as Mr. Hamer amusing himself by juggling erasers back and forth across the study hall, thus permitting a fight be- tween two Seniors to go to completion in the back of the roomg or Mr. Walsh be- coming so engrossed in a game of chess that a four pound box of kisses was de- voured by the various class members. Mr. O'Brien, the first negative speaker, started to prove that the noise in Mrs. Stevens' study hall seriously disturbed the rest of the classes. He proved this to Mrs. Stevens' dissatisfaction but something re- called memories of an old school mate so he used up the rest of his time explaining how they made spit balls that bounced back. The allirmative argument was concluded by Miss Hueston who covered herself, like- wise her team, with glory by eloquently speaking overtime to quote from several 50 THE LAUREL Seniors that Review Math. class was an uproar from beginning to end. Finally Mr. Walsh, in his usual formal style of debating, came out with a freak proposition, invented during the first three speeches. Casting several sardonic grins at his opponents he admitted that men have very little authority over students of High school age, and proved minutely that the only successful method was student gov- ernment. This put a serious crimp in the afiirmative argument. Next .followed a five-minute conference period but apparently nothing was achieved by it. Both atiirmatives extemporized sar- castically and effectively, jumped at their opponents for lack of proof and came down hard on the freak proposition, while the negatives retaliated with more or less sil- ver-tongued oratory and ended thus the de- bate. Very quickly did the judgesses, Miss Howard, Miss LaPointe and Miss Edwards, cast their votes and the result was such as you might get from a committee of judges composed of women, a unanimous victory for the affirmative. E. Taylor, '26, -ki THE DEBATING CLUB DEBATING CLUB was organized at Farmington High School this year for the first time in the history of the school. This club is carried on under the direction of Miss Frances L. Hueston, supervisor of English. The club holds weekly classroom debates, on current subjects, or subjects which are absurd, therefore interesting, and which are the product of the master mind of one of the members of the club. In this way, ev- ery member may joyfully look forward to the fact that his turn is destined to come at regular intervals, so he hopes for the best and prepares for the worst. Occasionally these debates are good enough to be presented before the general assembly, much to the amusement of the Freshmen. Although this is our first year of debat- ing, we ventured to enter the Bates League and to our surprise won in the preliminary debates with Rumford and Livermore. We feel that in entering the League we have gained much helpful experience in public speaking. No doubt the club will be continued next year, for we feel that a Debating Club is essential to every truly active and wide- awake High School. 8.8 INCE Friday the 13th is bound to have some unexpected results, anticipate with horror or delight the following tale. The usual morning session of misery found the affirmative debatinglteam of F. H. S. in a not altogether ludicrous state of mind, as the vocal chords of their talented, concluding speaker refused to vibrate, while the negatives were quite cheered to find that their likewise talented, concluding speaker had not, as expected, become a vic- tim of the mump epidemic. We leave to your imagination the hec- tivity of the ensuing classes. Debaters rushed madly around in search of a new alternate, while the laboratory resounded with most eloquent and oratorical spouts, in the hasty endeavor to learn new speeches. Even recess with its strongly attracting chocolate bars did not allure them from extemporizing. Train time came all too soon and found 33 1-342 of the negative team and the coach, setting out briskly at a snail's pace set by the drooping remnants of the affirm- ative team who went to see them off. Hardly had they reached the main thor- oughfare of the town when the newly ac- quired, capable, but reluctant affirmative alternate tore madly down the street at a most unusual rate of speed, with horror- stricken eyes wildly glaring all about, to in- form us that this talented, concluding speaker of the negative would likewise be unable to speak, due, not to the prevalent swelling of the mumpal glands, but to an THE LAUREL 51 unforeseen heart attack. Partially recov- ered from the shock, the teams looked up - up to see their unusually dignified coach racing a speedy bull dog up the telephone ofiice stairs, to learn that this orator had sufficiently recovered to journey to Rum- ford as alternate and write rebuttals. Any interested onlookers would have seen a parting resembling a picture of "Keep the Home Fires Burning," or 'A Smile through Your Tears when We Part, Dear." Suddenly the atiirmatives, overcome by the humor of the situation, in view of the departing train, dropped weakly on a baggage perambulator and rocked with un- suppressed nervous hilarity. Add to your previously mentioned imagi- nary picture, the drasticity of that after- noon, the negatives speeding along in the train, and afiirmatives making hot the trail to the house of their stricken speaker, both teams madly learning the speeches of their afflicted colleagues. The rest of this story is hard to beat and must be treated in two divisions. I. The negatives first alighted from the through Pullman express at Livermore, there to enjoy the sights for an hour. Mallett grasped the opportunity for a game of pool while the rest of the team worriedly and hurriedly tried to concentrate, thus at- tracting curious gazes and remarks from the onlookers. Ten minutes of similar de- scription were spent in Canton, where they added the delightful pastime of estimating the intelligence of Canton's debators, start- ing for South of some such foreign coun- try as Peru, Paris, or Mexico. Someone whistled to the train just before it reached Rumford and it remembered to stop. Here a large committee of two charming but exceedingly talkative maidens met the team and on the way to the hotel managed to inform them, in about ten words, that they could expert to be beaten by veteran winners of two years. Gross encouragement. Strange to relate, appetites were lacking at supper, and all of four perfectly good orders would have been wasted had not Mallett's thrifty nature come to the rescue to help him devour his own beef steak and everyone else's. Of course it is always such a comfort to have one so level-headed in a party, and apparently nothing out of the ordinary was happening in his daily routine. At seven o'clock a very dignified proces- sio11 came from the hotel elevator fother- wise known as stairsj, headed by a tall fur coat, tailed by an at la exeter coat and scarf, and carefully cherishing a short, concise case fsometimes called a brief casej and a recipe box. This parade was accompanied by the afternoon's escorts, or rather guides and pilots, who led them up the main street, through a cornfield of slush, up the muddy side of School House Mountain and finally across the athletic field to the back door of the schoolhouse which proved to be locked. Soon, however, entrance was gained and the debate began. This was indeed a brilliant affair. Scrib- bled notes as well as significant glances and signs were evident on both sides of the stage. Mills and Betty Taylor nearly came to blows in their simultaneous endeavor to get into the recipe box when the second aflirmative speaker repeated word for word a passage from their own beloved, ador- able, darling, etc., little brown book. All rebuttals were most amusing and the debate ended with excruciatingly peculiar results which kept the telephone line to Farming- ton busy for some time. Back at the hotel parlor an excited com- pany, minus one member at the dance, sat down for a game of cards but ,Mills shuffled them so long that the spots were all rubbed off and it had to be given up. The first signs of pep were apparent when the Afiirmatives' results came in but everyone knows these, so since this is the end of the tale it must close. II. At this point, we will leave this part 52 THE LAUREL of our narrative, and turn to watch the do- ings of the affirmative team only, in their downhearted proceedings of the afternoon. We have already told you of our tearful parting at the station, our sudden burst of nervous hilarity, as we rocked back and forth on the baggage perambulator, and finally of our resignation to the inevitable. Well, the affirmative team will have to be given this much credit, at least. They realized that, comfortable as their position was, it would hardly learn their speeches for them. So off they hopped, and sup- ported in each other's embrace, they strug- gled over mud puddles, through slush and mush, to the house of one of the speakers. Entering the house, they slumped into chairs, and began to study-and well, Silence reigned supreme for actually one hour and a half ll The line between this house and the house of their speaker with the impaired vocal chords was kept hot, Cmuch to the disgust of Centralj, and the road was worn smooth enough to allow a 1:55 heat to be held on it with the greatest ease. But you see there was some hope, the littlest bit, that our muscular and imposing speaker might gain strength enough to force her sonorous and gruff voice, over the footlights of the audi- torium Qwhich, by the way, was the Con- gregational Churchj in which the debate was to be held. So of course they hoped against hope, but 'twas in vain, as time would tell. Some people who are not primed in the art of debate, have asked the reason for having alternates on any team! If they had ever been in any such a lugubrious catastrophe as the affirmatives thought themselves to be, such a question would have never left their lips. For imagine the feeling of hope, maybe faith and charity, too, which rose in the hearts of the afiirmatives, when gazing dolefully out of the window, they saw their gone but not forgotten alternate trudging up the street, tenderly carrying an insig- nificant recipe box, with as much care as could ever be hoped for. No doubt they needed some encourage- ment, and this was supplied by the long- suffering alternate who murmured over and over, " Well, you 'll live just as long and die just as happy, no matter how it comes out." Cheerful prospect, indeed! After two interminable hours, 7:30 came and with it, the atlirmatives trailing up the middle aisle of the church like a wedding procession, minus the flowers, escorted by the " World Almanac," " Who 's Who in America," two brief cases, a dictionary and a book well known at school, entitled " The Art of Debate." After fixing the electric lights to suit their needs, and planking all their worldly goods on the huge table at the right of their stage, the aiiirmatives turned to greet their friendly' enemies. In vain the team looked around for a consoler, in the absence of the one who always before was loyally behind the screens to give them a send-off fno names mentionedj but in the absence of such they grinned and bore it, literally tool Every single member was shivering, but were reminded that the room in which they were confined, was like a barn -this from their self-appointed consoler! At last by accident, the aliirmative team actually remembered to go on the stage, for luckily they saw the negatives austerely do- ing such, through a crack in the door. At last Mr. Hamer's sonorous voice rang out, and the light was on. I will not go into details, but will leave to your imagination the different emotions experienced! Shivering, hoping, sinking and hoping again, but never before in their young lives, did they receive such a shock as when the verdict was announced. But added to this was the hilarity which followed the announcement of our nega- tives' victory, and Mr. Hamer simply THE LAUREL 53 echoed the thought in the minds of the aflirmatives when he said: " I 've known it all the time." Sweet and Taylor, '26. LL SCHOOL CONTEST URING the winter term we held our yearly Country Gentleman Subscrip- tion contest. The school was equally divided into three teams, the members of each team wearing a separate color and an honorable name. The winning team, called the Andy Gumps, wore orange, the Jeffs wore red, and the Mutts wore that very popular color, green. The Business Manager for all three teams was Richard Mallett, '26. The Sales Managers for the three teams were: "Andy Gumps"-- Owen Gilman, '27, "Jens"-Richard W'hitten, '26, and the " Mutts " - Lem Moody, '25. These Man- agers were ably assisted by Maxine Mc- Leary, '25, Alice Stevens, '27, and Mar- garet Sweetser, '28. The contest was eagerly fought, as was shown by the scores of the teams and the state record. The number of subscriptions sold by the different teams were: " Andy Gumps "- 62, t'jeffs"- 56, and " Mutts " -- 50, the total score being 168. Farming- ton High School stood third in the state contest. Still more enthusiasm was caused by the result of the contest. A party called the Fun Fest, was given by the two losing teams to the winners. The Fun Fest was held at Drummond Hall, Friday evening, March 6. The hall was prettily decorated in red, green and orange, the colors of the teams, and showed great labor on the part of sev- eral Freshman girls. Due to several social functions given at the same time the number of guests was rather small, but the evening was im- mensely enjoyed by all and the Fun was side-splitting. Monette Ross won the five hundred yard dash, with James Wliitteil winning second place. I. Weston Walch also began in the contest. Mrs. Stevens won in throwing the hammer, but was ruled out for fouling. Principal Hamer was also ruled out for this same reason, thus by the process of elimi- nation Miss Hueston won the contest. Leigh Morton won the hurdles. The doughnut race was won by Richard Whit- ten who manfully took the doughnut, hole and all, in one bite, Miss Purington came in second with the capacity of 94 of a doughnut a bite. Elsie Savage also entered but did not get started. i Clinton Merry was awarded first place as supreme critic of the girls, he complained that he couldn't find any good enough for him to dance with, hence the reason why he did not dance. Richard Mallett, because of a very press- ing and important engagement, left the party early, the party continued after his departure. After the athletics were over, refresh- ments were served by Alice Stevens, who came down with the mumps the next morn- ing. Mrs. Stevens, " the Latin Depart- ment," assisted, she has not come down with the mumps yet, but the Latin classes are hopeful. The party concluded after the refresh- ments disappeared, and so the contest mer- rily ended, the teams having shown ex- cellent sportsmanship, on both sides. Ll HE Senior Class parts have been an- nounced and are as follows: Valedictory Edna Huff Salutatory Florence Hewey Oration William Mills Essay Kathleen Bailey There will be a Class Day this year when the rest of the parts will be given. L!- HE class parts for the Class Day Exercises were announced before the Senior room by Mr. Hamer and were as follows: The committee in charge of arrangements- Aura Gammon, Chairman, Maxine Clark, and Helen Sargent. Class Will Lem Moody 54 THE LAUREL Class Prophecy Leila Barker Class'l-Iistory Maxine McLeary Presentation of Gifts Minnie Brahmer LA THE INTERSCHOLASTIC DEBATES I ARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL came in second in the Bates Interscholastic Debating League. The team composed of Lucile Whitcomb, '26, Caroline Sweet, '26 faliirmativesjg Elizabeth Taylor, '26g and William Mills, '25 fnegativesj had spent many a long and tedious hour poring over books and magazines and it is to their hard work and enthusiasm that credit for the splendid work is due. On Friday, April 10, the team accom- paned by the coach, Miss Frances Hueston, and various other members of the school journeyed to Lewiston where they were met by Mr. Davis of the Bates Debating Council and conducted to the College. That evening at eight o'clock the semi- finals of the League were held. All schools which had won both of the preliminary debates were entered in the semi-finals. These were: Bar Harbor, Buckfield, Cam- den, Deering, Edward Little, Farmington, Foxcroft, Gardiner, Lisbon Falls, Maine Central Institute, Stearns and Waterville. Farmington High School's .Affirmative Team met Stearns High School's Negative Team, and Farmington High School's Neg- ative Team met Camden High School's Affirmative Team. Farmington won over both of these schools with a 3-0 decision. Lucile Whitcomb and VVilliam Mills were chosen the best speakers in their respective debates. Deering, Lisbon Falls, Buckfield and Farmington were the only schools which won both of their debates and were eligible to enter the finals. On Saturday morning Farmington's Negative met Lisbon Falls' Atiirmative and won with a 2-1 decision. Farmington's Affirmative met Buckfield's Negative and lost with a 2-1 decision. Miss Lucile Whitcomb was judged the best speaker in this last debate. By counting up the votes cast Deering came in first, Farmington second, Buck- field third, and Lisbon Falls fourth. Half of Farmington High School was at the returning team and the station to meet certainly gave them a hearty welcome home. That evening Mr. Sweet, Jr. held an and Mrs. john Allen informal reception for the team and school. .xp ATHL FRANKLIN COUNTY INTERSCHOLASTIC BASEBALL LEAGUE HE Principals of the High Schools of Farmington, Strong, Phillips and Rangeley met at Phillips and formed the Franklin County Interscholastic Baseball League. The purpose of the league is to schedule, manage and control the baseball games between these schools. During each spring each member team will play two games with each of the other teams. The schedule for the games this spring follows: ETICS ae May 2 Farmington High School at Strong and Rangeley High School at Phillips May 9 Phillips High School at Farmington and Strong High School at Rangeley May 16 Farmington High School at Rangeley and Phillips High School at Strong May 23 Strong High School at Farmington iind Phillips High School at Range- CY May 30 Farmington High School at Phillips and Rangeley High School at Strong June 6 Rangeley High School at Farmington and Strong High School at Phillips A silver loving cup is to be purchased and will be given by the league to that team winning the greatest number of games. V. Gould, '26, THE LAUREL 55 V 'llllllllll F' J ONES Miss PECHKIS, telling the difference be- tween lie and lay: " Lay means to place, and lie, why anything that has life can lie." Miss Hueston, in English IV A: " What does 'dowager duchess of XVarwick' mean?" Mills: "I thought it meant she was clumsy." Miss Hueston. dictating in debating class: " Well, I suppose we will have to wait until Mr. Mallett gets catchvd up." Miss Hueston, giving out Senior English assignment: "Tomorrow we have Lamb and DeQuincy." Larcom: " What 's that?" Miss Hueston: " Oh, they are not for dinner, they are writers." Miss Purington: " In how many states can water be found? " Elmer Frederick: " Maine, New Hamp- shire and Massachusetts." Mr. O'Brien, in Chemistry class: " Miss Sargent, what are the properties of sulphur trioxide? " Miss Sar ent: " Oh, sul hur trioxide is g P very attractive! " Miss I-Iueston, giving out sides for a de- bate: "I think you had better remain on the affirmative side, Miss Backus." Miss Backus: "I haven't got there yet." Miss Bailey, in Business English, chang- ing ambiguous sentences: " Passengers while they are in motion are warned not to get off cars." Mr. O'Brien, in Chemistry: " What solution is it that turns red when mixed with H2S? " Hodgkins, volunteering hastily: " Ali- mony " fantimonyj. Mr. O'Brien, in Chemistry class: " How would you test for presence of ammonia in heating of an ammonium compound with an alkali? i' Miss Sweet: " By its odor." Whitten, waving his hand: " What if you 've never smelled ammonia?" Mr. O'Brien: " Why, you know by what you smelled that you never smelled it be- fore." 56 THE LAUREL SENIOR REVIEW MATH. Mr. Hamer: " Explain Homogeneous system." Miss Backus: " Linear x-3y equals 0, quadratic equation." Mr. Hamer: " Why do you always say is equal to 0? Why not say equal to 47 P" Miss Backus: " I want to be sure and get it right." Mrs. Stevens, cracking her daily joke in assembly room, after the majority have turned around in their seats to find out the time: " Does everyone have to look at the clock? Its face never changes as some peo- pleis do." Miss Backus translating French came to the phrase: " Un des deux lieux de reunion du village." Miss Purington: " What do you call a meeting in a village?" Miss Backus: " The Main Street." Mrs. Stevens: " What is an egotist?" Weston Brown: " An eye doctor." Miss Brahmer: "johnson spent his wifeis diary for his school." Miss Bailey and Miss Sargent whispering in class. Mr. O'Brien: " You girls don't know how to whisper. You had better stay after school." Voice from class: " He 's going to teach them how to whisper." Miss Backus demonstrated her immense knowledge of the English language by ex- claiming that she forgot her clue in play rehearsal. Miss Hueston: "What case is 'whom'?" Whispers: "A sad Case." Miss Hueston: " Does anyone know what a common vehicle is?', Miss Keene: HA Ford." Best Looking Member of Class - George Campbell. Noisiest Member- Raymond Larcom. Most Religious - Lem fhimselfj Moody. Class Sheik - also Lem Moody. Class President - Lem Moody. Epworth League President - Lem Moody. Class Wit- Holmes Wagner. Class Vamp- Leila Barker. Most Frivolous - Aura Gammon. Most Colorful -- Evelyn Keene. F attest Member - Thelma Smith. IN CHEMISTRY CLASS Mr. O'Brien: " What are atoms?" Burns: " Atoms of the same element have the same weight, color and size." Mr. O'Brien: " How about their disposi- tion P " Parker: " Hydrogen sulfide is formed when bad eggs become old." GEOMETRY CRACKS Mr. O'Brien, opening windows: " Were the Freshmen up here last period? " Nods of assent. " Oh, I see, an incubator." ClCERO'S HUMOR When Mallett passes a classroom transla- tion book to Miss Sweet, she pleasantly re- plies: " No thank you, I don't care for any today." IN ENGLISH Miss Merchant, reciting L'Allegro: " And there on beds of violet stew." Miss Hueston: " They claim Milton's second marriage was his happiest, the one where his wife lived only a year." After Flint had stupefied the English class by giving a correct answer, Miss Hueston says accusingly: " Did someone tell you that, Flint?" " No," said Flint, " I guessed it." Flint: " Can 't we have cross-word puzzles on Fridays? " Miss Hueston: " Not every Frdiay." Flint: " Well, one Friday a week then." JUNIOR FRENCH Flint, translating " Adieu France ": " Heavens France ! " 1 THE LAUREL 57 Newton, translating in French: "I am in love with a girl who laughs at my nose and I mean to lose it." Flint, translating a French menu: " First they served a side dish of radishes, sar- dines, etc. Next came some delicious soup. 'Kind of seems as if the soup ought to have come firstf " How strange Flint knows so much about domestic science. HEARD ROUND-ABOUT THE HALLS Mr. Walch: " How long has paper been good to eat, Parker? " Parker: "Since 1860." Miss Purington: " Who was Othello? " Malletti " He was a wood nymph, wasn't he! " Marguerite Leavitt is becoming reaX gifted in the art' of being a chaperon for Ben and Freda fwith Owen's assistancelj. Mr. Walch: " What part of speech is ' on ' ? " Tribou replied: " A verb." Mr. Walch: " Give us the conjugation for it." Tribou: " Well, er-er-I can not just think how it starts." Mr. Walch: " Well, I on, you on, he on, I will on, I have on-" Tribou: 'I That 's right! 'I have on.' " " When you forget your book, Flood, you get zero," announced Miss Purington. The culprit ejaculated hopefully, " Be- ginning with tomorrow?" A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE FRESHMEN Our source of knowledge-Helen and Lydia McCully. The sheik-Jim Whitten. The vamp - Dot Gould. The wandering boy- Horace Robbins. The teacher's deceiver - Elmer Fred- erick. Our history shark-Monette Ross. The note fiend-Ella Voter. Our Paderewski -Edith Stanley. The successful fiapper-Marguerite Sweetser, The angel of our class?? - Dalbert His- cock. We wonder why the Misses Lufkin, Sweetser, Russell and Gould rush to the Broadway Theater when school is closed, accompanied by some of the worthy Sopho- mores, such as Misses Merry and Hood? The Abbott School students do not appreci- ate the special attraction which they cause, but nevertheless it is carried out to the nth degree. X x. fx KZ' 4 kd 58 THE LAUREL , Y r ,ff 0 '3- , i , N5 lsmsis 1 Q an sie gi li, -gf fagegy A 0 4 'E " 153 N V Qgfff' f Qgjaiy Q fflgs i i I 'lift :in :A Vx 4- I. 'WRX fs. lfi'l ZTBSQN if gstghtg, if K ,.: ,, .unit ,-VASE v xt X 5' 5237, .1 .'., ., aj ' . 5 .. V Q5 , .I . A ix N 4' 'fir' " ,Q X f ,r Qi, "" HE alumni are a part of the school and as such should manifest interest in its activities, its social events and ath- letic contests. This year we have held f1VC socials and four public assemblies besides football games and other events. The alumni have been invited to all these, but how many have attended? The school this year is progressing unusually well, its scholastic standing has been greatly im- proved, an extensive football equipment has been purchased, a definite start has been made towards obtaining a new athletic field, and the school in general is going along finely. Wie want the alumni to know what we are accomplishing and to support ns in these events. ALUMNI AT THE VARIOUS COLLEGES Bates- Edna Weathern, Ruth Moore, Gerard Gordon. 'r fl Bowdoin - Benjamin Butler, Howard P. VVhitney, Harry Smith, Ellsworth Barker. Colby-Vera Ellen Fellows, Darold Nickerson, Augustus Hodgkins, George Hodgkins, Theodore Hodgkins, john Sta- ples Tibbetts, VVinona Knowlton. University of Maine- Carroll E. Hack- ett, Alton A. Newell, Orlando VV. Small. George VVashington Law School--Env ery Mallett. Harvard Law School-Richard Small. Oberlin -- Arthur Cunningham. Ohio State University-Rockwell Flint. University of Chicago-Frances Butler fgraduate workj. University of Pennsylvania-Ruth Capers Qgraduate workj. Vvlheaton - Lillian Norton. AN . E are very glad to have enlarged our exchange department. Many of our old friends whom we did not hear from in the fall came back with their Christmas number. VVe were very glad to hear from them. There are still a few, however, whom we have not heard from yet, but we hope they will send us a Commencement number. Of course Tlzv .-lvadcmy Life was one of the first to catch our eye. Perhaps one reason is the artistic cover design. We doubt if the paper could be improved on. There are excellent cuts! The High School Hc'rald- VVestiield, Mass. A very neatly arranged paper. We enjoy your numbers every time. The Pl1SSOfHl0t11l0U'dy Oracle-Eastport, Maine. This is an excellently arranged paper. A few cuts might improve it. The Iroqzmis- Glens Falls High School, Glens Falls, New York. A clever cover! " A Study Hall Dream " was very interest- ing. The Exchange department might be put nearer the back of the book. The Stcwns- Schenectady, New York. You have some fine cuts! VVhy not have a verse department? 'll ill . AN il X x 1 T110 B0lIll-t'v.'l'-Nl3LllS01'l, Blaine. An excellent paper. lt shows a lot of hard work. T110 CT0J'I'tlblIS.YC'f Ripple - New Portland, Maine. A very interesting paper. VVhy not have an exchange department? Tilt' Red and lVlzi!c-Sanford, Maine. A nifty cover! Why not have a few pictures ? T110 Sfotiiglif-South Hadley Falls, Mass. You have a very interesting and attractive paper. Come again. Tlzc' jxfYtT'Z'Iif'fIl,Y--BCI'XX'lCli, Maine. You have a very good paper and a good ex- change department. Tlzc Venture- Hallowell, Maine. A very up to date paper. VVe enjoyed it very much. T110 Plzillipzun- Phillips, Maine. A very good paper but the literary department is rather weak. T110 511111110-High School of Practical Arts, Boston, Mass. This is a new ex- change this year and is a very choice one. It is a great little paper and hard to beat. You are very up to date with your cross- word puzzle. 60 THE LAUREL The Milachi -- Milara, Minn. A great monthly paper. Every issue is an improve- ment. The Periscope-Winslow High School. Your department on " Outside Activities " is splendid. The Year Book-Wilton Academy. Why do you not have a department of school notes? We are very glad to receive the copies of the following papers this year. Please come again. Stevefu Tribute - Rumford, Maine. Pa-r Sem Book - North Parsonfield, Me. Oriole -- Warren, Ill. Red and Black - Glens Falls, New York. Netop - Turner Falls. Caudeceus - Norway, Maine. Lisbomfan -- Lisbon, Maine. Tattler - Bloomfield, Conn. Chronicle - South Paris, Maine. We have written to and hope to hear soon from the following: South Portland, Maine. Westbrook, Maine. Harmony, Maine. Strong, Maine. Lubec, Maine. Richmond, Maine. A FEW GLIMPSES AT OURSELVES The Laurel-We admire your literary work and fine pages of poetry. Taken as a whole it is an excellent paper.- The V cnture. The Laurel-Your verse department is most entertaining. The poem, " The Har- vest Moon," is an excellent bit of descrip- tion and very well written. You also have a good Exchange Department.- The High School Herald. The Laurel--A remarkably line paper. Your headings show great skill on the part of the Art editor.- The Shuttle. The Laurel- Is one of the best of our exchanges, a very well arranged paper.- The N cwielus. The Laurel-Your cartoons are excep- tionally good. Your various editors are real live wires.- The Phillipian. Nlbq fiVi 'Xxxl riff Q ' Dx- U15 t'5"'5Vf: ,, ,. v 5 ' Kuff ' V'-rg fl IMN. THE LAUREL 61 FOR MILLINERY ART GOODS HOSIERY CORSETS UNDERMUSLINS Go TO K. M. R O B A S H Broadway, - Farmington Agent for EICCALL PATTERNS 4-+++++++ Charles E. Dyer, Ph. G. Druggist Strong, Maine Voter 8: Knowlton All Kinds of Insurance CHOICE GROCERIES MEATS LUNCHES GENT'S FURNISHINGS VVe have had thirty-five years' experience 1 Life Insurance business. Young men should begin to save immediately. .' . There is no way so good as Life Insurance. 55 Main St., Farmington, Maine Fairbanks, ' ' Maine Franklin County Savings Bank Oldest Bank in Franklin County One Dollar Will Open an Acct. GEORGE B. CRAGIN, Pres. J. P. XYHORFF, Treas. COMPLIMENTS OF Croswell Brothers GENERAL STORE Farmington Falls, Maine 62 THE LAUREL ....... ........ ............... .......... ........ ............,....s,..,.,.,.. F' 0' . . . . . - . . , .'.'.'.'.'.'.' 'A .'.'.'.'.'. i .'.'.'.'.'.' Compliments of Franklin Light 8c Power Company FARMINGTON, MAINE To get a Haircut or a Shave, And if money you wish to save, Go to Matthieu's on Broadway And get good service every day. CURRIER C. HOLMAN COMPLIMENTS or E. A. ODELL LA W Y ER DEALER IN Farmington, - Maine GROCERIES, MEATS and '02 PROVISIONS Vesta Battery Service Radio Supplies A. G. BARKER 44 Broadway .-., 4. a .' Compliments of Hua1t's Barber Shop BROADWAY 25:-:2:':2:':2:3:2:455:U5 THE LAUREL 63 E.lL LOWELL Carll N. Fenderson MEATS GROCERIES ATTORNEY-A T-I-AW GRAINS AND FARM PRODUCE u , Farmington, Maine West Farmington, Maine LADIES' SHINGLE and BOBS A Specialty Shampoos and Massaging J. A. Callahan ARTHUR A. GORDON Manufacturer of LONG AND SHORT LUMBER Crates, Crate Shooks and Boxes FARMINGTON FALLS, MAINE , SAY IT WITH FLOWERS Let us furnish them for you for all Occasions RIPLEY 85 COMPANY FLORISTS FARMINGTON, :: : MAINE L H.CARSLEY GROCERIES FEED DRY GOODS BOOTS SHOES RUBBERS New Vineyard, Maine THE LAUREL COMPLIMENTS OF nf. F. o. Lyford + qooooooc-v- .... :pc .... ,,,, J-oooooooooogoqgggg ooooooc ------- ------ A ----- -------- - AAAAA- ................. -------------:boo4:--v--------,,v-,, ,--- The Morton Motor Company Established in 1912 Reo, Chevrolet and Oakland Sales and Service Willard Batteries GARAGE, SALESROOM, and SERVICE STATION Everything for the Automobile On both sides of the State Highway, FARMINGTON, MAINE Donit forget that there is an up-to-date ICE CREAM PARLOR and TEA ROOM in the same building as the Morton Motor Co. Salesroom. All kinds of Ice Cream and Confectionery Butter Kist Popcorn and Dainty Lunches THE J. C. MORTON COMPANY FARMINGTON, - - - MAINE --'-- "-AA A' ---------- ---:boc--:l:- vv---v,----- -----,,,,, -,- -- - THE LAUREL 6 COMPLIMENTS OF A F R I E N D Maine Teleph F T l ph House 145 3 H 157 2 Om 111 3 O55 19 21 Alonzo P . Richards F arms, Homes and Timberlands FARMINGTON, MAINE Kingsley 6: Allen DEALERS IN Meats and Groceries, Grain, Fruit Tobacco and Cigars STRONG, MAINE Charles T. I-loclgkins PULPWOOD and LUMBER Temple, Maine THE LAUREL 66 1 Q..QQ.QQQQQQ.Q.QQ..Q-.Q.QQQQQQ-...Q-..nQQQQQQ.N-QNQQ-Qu- .......Q.Q.Q....Q-.QQQQQ..QQQQ.Q.Q.Q .Qun...QQQ...-HQ.-.Q..QQ.QQQ .QQQNQ.Q.Qn.QooQQQQQ.QQ,.QQ ..Q.QQ.QQ.Q.QQQQ.Q.QQ.QQ.Q.Q.QQQ.Q..Q-QQ ' ' - ' -.'.'.-.-N.-.'.'.-.-.'.'. .'.nv.'.4'.'.'.'.'.'.-.'.'.'Q'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. .' '.' . ..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.-.'. .-.'.'. .'.'.sv.'.'.-.'.'.'.-.'.-.'.-NZ' -3, '.'. 'Q'.'.'Q'. QS Q Q Q C 41395355 Farmington Domestic Bakery Bread, Cake and Pastry Birthday, Bride and Wedding Cakes a Specialty Lodge and Party Orders Solicited Greeting Cards For All Occasions A. V. ANDREWS, Prop. Main Street Stationery and School Supplies FARMINGTON, - - MAINE FRESH FROM SWITZERLAND Tobler Chocolate Bars Come to You The Purest Full Cream Swiss Milk The Finest Cocoa Crushed Desert Nuts and De 1c1ous p l' ' Al ine Honey All blended together as only the Swiss know how TOBLER ' - " Real Swiss "N y CHQCOLATE JN , A bar's a meal I for sale by F.H.S.Candy Counter Q Q - Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q u Q Q Q Q . Q f." THE LAUREL 67 ++++++++++++++++++ NORTON'S CANDY STORE Is the Place to Buy High Grade Chocolates We are Agents for FISH'S GREEN SEAL CHOCOLATES OF NVIRTH AND BURBANICS, a Creation in Chocolates C. L. GAGE Compliments of Confectionery Cigars ' Tobacco Stationery Ice Cream and Soft Drinks A FARMINGTON FALLS, MAINE Compliments of Exchange Hotel Fon soon FEEDS Gordon's Restaurant Farmington, Maine 68 THE LAUREL SHINGLE MARCELLING BOB CUTS MANICURE SHAMPOO CURLING Main Street 2nd Floor HOWATT Sz LONGFELLOW WE EXTEND A WELCOME HAND To you who are strangers in our community-to you who are old neighbors who have never visited our BANK- To you who are our present patrons- We extend a hand of sincere welcome with a request that you visit us and con- sult us whenever any of the numerous perplexing financial matters bother you. This does not in any sense incur obligation, but we do want you to feel that we are ready to serve you in every way possible. Member Federal Reserve System Peoples National Bank, - Fafmi11gt0H, Maine By May 15, 1924, our new Burglar Proof Vault will be erected and in operation. After that date we invite our friends to examine its strength and observe how the safe-maker is circumventing the burglar. The First National Bank or FARMINGTON, MAINE LHCIIGS' FUITIISDIUQ House COATS AND SUITS LADIES' FURNISHINGS At Moderate Prices A. D. INGALLS THE LAUREL 69 Lewiston Buick Co. COILIPLIAVENTS OF -'-"- BUICK CADILLAC A Friend G. M. C. TRUCKS Salesroom and Service Station Corner BROADWAY and PLEASANT ST. Farmington ormal School THis school with an honorable history of sixty years offers particular advan- tages to the young men and young women of Farmington who are willing to consider some phase of Education as a life-work. 1. It prepares teachers of the grades. 2. It offers courses for Junior High teachers. 3. It prepares teachers of Home Economics. 4. It gives a splendid training for superintending schools. 5. Incidentally, it furnishes the best training for home-making that we know of. Visit the School and confer with the Principal. Searles - French 8: Son COMPLIMENTS OF Main Street Market Meats, Groceries, Fruits and K. A. ROLLINS Vegetables Both Phones FARMINGTON, MAINE T H E L A U R E L Compliments of Broadway Theatre Finest Entertainment at All Times E. E. HARDY, Mgr. Watch for the MOVIE BALL in Music Hall TEX C0 GASOLI N E 'rl-I E Warm TILE GAS Farmington Oil Distributors Every Good Time is a Good Time To Kodak In after years you will treasure pictures of your school days. Let us help you to get the kind of pictures you want -the best. BROVVNIE CAMERAS, 32.00 to 35.00 KODAKS, 30.50 and Up FILMS AND SUPPLIES DEVELOPING PRINTING ENLARGING Our Line of PI-IOTO ALBUMS is Complete MARR'S DRUG STORE The Kodak Shop : : 62 Main Street '!'4"P'P4"I"P'l"l"l"P++4"P'P'P'F4'4"P'l"P'P'P'F'P'P1' . - , ,i6f5fR+ 37Q'4ff3FEE-- ?9i3'F5"EESE4.1.E'4" 'iZ2"k1'.1 11:41-J'.i'6P'?Tivkik-'K 1BE1945v3'-"-1'E'??J-?'G 1 g ' ' "


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