Farmington High School - Laurel Yearbook (Farmington, ME)
- Class of 1930
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Text from Pages 1 - 110 of the 1930 volume:
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Mr. Dinsmore Clllustrationj .. 2
DEDICATION .............. 3
LAUREL BOARD . . . . . . 4
Knowledge . ...... . ............... . . . 5
The Laurel Broadcasts .... ........ . .. 6
Co-Operation of Teachers and Pupils . 7'
School Spirit ....................... . 7'
Forward .......................... . S
Srzmous Clllustrated with Class Portraitsj 9
JUNIORS .............................. . . , 22
SOPHOMORES . . . 30
FRESHMEN ...... ........ . . . . . . 35
The Football Squad Clllustrationj . . . . . . 39
Football .......................... . . . 39
The Basketball Squad Clllustrationj . . . . . 41
Basketball . ...................... . . . 41
Ye Merrie Steno's Club flllustrationj . .. 44
Ye Merrie Steno's Club .....,....... 44
The Glee Club flllustrationj ....... -s 45
Glee Club .......................... 45
" A Prince to. Order " Clllustrationj . . . . . 46
" A Prince to Order " .............. . . . 46
The Orchestra Clllustrationj ...... . . . 48
The Orchestra . ..,.............. . ., . 48
The Dramatic Club Clllustrationj . . . . . . 49
The Dramatic Club .............. . . . 49
Professor Harlow's Wig . . . . . . 50
Future Inventions ....... , 51
Summer Vacation . ................................. 52
Essay on Ice .................. .... . ............... 5 3
A Day in the Life of a Lady of Queen Anne's Time . . . 54
Cross Bar Hotel . ................................... 56
A Fantasy ........ ,....... . .. . . . 57
Merchant of Venice ...... 58
The " Cranky Boss " ...... . . . 59
The Deserted Schoolhouse . . 60
Slang ...... ........... . .. 61
His Relatives .......... . . . . . . 62
The Turning of the Tide .. 64
A Trip into the Past ............................... 66
A Fine Lady . ...................................... 66
How Peace Was Declared Between the Dakotahs and
the Iroquois ...........................,....... 68
Poetry Department . . . . . . . 71
Sci-mor. Nom-Es ......... 74
jones ..... , , , 77
ALUMNI . . . . . 80
EXCHANGES .. .. . 82
Anvanrrsr-:MENTS . . . 83
NORMAN DIN SMORE
To Our New P7'1'7l1Cif7f1l.,
NORMAN DINSMORE, A
we ajfectiovzalely dedicate our Year Book.
We are grateful fo-reall that he has do-ne
fo make, Farmington High, the congenial
place it has been dH7'I'7'lg the past school
year. ' ' '
Editor-in-Chief .... ........... C LYDE TAYLOR
Assistant Editors .... DOROTHEA HODGKINS
-Class Editors .... ELINA NfAGONI
Bfusiness Manager .......... OLIVE WHITNEY
Assistant Managers ..... ....... M ARY Ons
Exchange Editor ............ VIVLAN RUSSELL
Alum-ni Editor ........ FRANCES WEATHERN
Notes and Jokes .............. DONNELL RYAN
Athletics ..,. ....... J 01-IN CALLAHAN
Artists ....... JOHN CALLAHAN
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FARMINGTON, MAINE, JUNE, 1930
N Knowledge do we find the map of
Heaven. Knowledge may be earthly
but there is a Heaven on earth, a living
Paradise in which we sometimes awake
and find ourselves living in the wisdom of
the ages. A beautiful Paradise it is, full
of wonders, abounding in truth, a Para-
dise which we can make -more splendid by
oureffort to add a few new truths. For
there is yet' much ignorance in this world
and as Knowledge is the map of the City
of Heaven on Earth- so is there a Hell on
earth to which ignorance is the path and
In the storehouse of the world's wisdom
we find the secrets of the Universe, the
great truths of orderly Natureg we learn
to appreciate life, to know its fuller and
richer meaning. VVe discover how we
can live in 'harmony with Nature and Godg
we put our fingers on the pulse of the
Universe, rejoicing in the strong, puissant,
eternal surge of infinite energy. In the
rapturous ecstacy of our adventure we
forget our trivial cares and worries. The
troulbles of today are forgotten tomorrowg
yet, the Truths of a Universe are eternal.
The Knowledge of the world is a spot-
less God-given monument to the best of
Man. For it is the product of Man's deep-
est thoughts, his integrity of purpose, his
best efforts. Today we exult in thisg for,
by living with the best of the past, we
cultivate the best in ourselves. Knowledge
is our key to true happiness for by it we
excel, and the happiest moments of a life
are when we know we are giving and
doing our best.
Oh, ecstacy to lose ourselves in the
Forest of Knowledge! From Confucius'
formula for perfecting our kingdoms to
Einst-ein's formula by which we tame the
speed of light and time the stars and the
the electrons in their orbits. It is a realm
of harmony, order and best of all--Truth.
Therefore Stop! Look! and Listen!
Freshmen-You have four glorious
of you to enrich soul, mind
and body by patient, steadfast devotion to
You know it is worth your
You have a world to win if
Sophomores-Already the battles of
the first day are -past. Perhaps you look
back on them and see with regret that it
could 'have been a greater victoryg yet
forget past mistakes, you have a new
dawn and a clean sheet before you. To-
morrow will it be engraved with beauty
Juniors-You are on the home stretch,
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you 'have learned .that it pays never to give
up. Cast the tragic words, "Too late,"
into the deep blue sea and though, " My
is shattered, my right driven back,
my center retreating," stand four-
square and say, "I shall advance! "
Seniors-You have the 'world before
you. God has given it you to conquer.
Never forsake the stronghold of Truth and
the Universe is yours. And never forget
that Truth is the essence of Knowledge.
Knowledge, then, is the ladder by which
1Man has climbed from the order of beasts.
It is a Paradise given in compensation of
Eden. It is the map of Heaven on earth.
Let us then linger amid the Beauty, Truth,
and Eternity of this earthly Paradise that
by so doing we may drive back the
frontiers of ignorance and contribute to
the advance of our fellowmen.
. C. Taylor, '3o.
THE LAUREL BROADCASTS
Sophomore Editor Announcing
ELLO, Everybody. Greetings to
Alumni and our Exchanges. Two
secrets! "Dinnie" in the office fand he's
just great! Norman B. Dinsmore, former
sub-master and coach at Brunswick High
Schoolg successor to Charles F. Howlandj
and a new Keystone Electric Projection
A new form of visual education has
been introd'uced in F. H. S. Say, folks,
it's just this way. We've actually taken a
step forward. One seventh period the
last day in the fall term, much to our sur-
prise and delight, we were summoned to
Assembly Hall a few minutes before dis--
missal. Here we found "Dinnie" play-
ing with an electric lantern. When we
became quiet Kean you imagine it?j our
attention was attracted by these words-
5' Merry X-mas," which appeared in an
illuminated rectangle on the front wall,
fthanks to jack Callahan for this slidej.
And you know, folks, we 've been using it
a lot ever since. We have over a hundred
slides secured by voluntary donations on
the part of the pupils and liberal contribu-
tions from the school fund. These slides
add ninety-nine per cent. more enthusiasm
to our classes.
For instance, we study the World War!
We see the capitol at Washington in 1917,
where President Wilson addressed the
joint session of Congress. We see the
American flag displayed on the Parliament
buildings in England on April 20, 1917-
Then we march with our boys past such
glories as the Triumphal Arch built by.
Napoleon Bonaparteg Notre Dame
Cathedral, built in the twelfth centuryg
we see the Cathedral of Reims, which
was much damaged in tl1e World War g
Chateau Thierry bridge, made famous be-
cause it was here that the Germans were
defeated by the help of American forcesg
Belleau Wood, now known as " 'Phe Wood
of the Marine Brigade "5 fountains out-
side the palace of Versailles and glimpse
the former throne room of Louis XIV
with its Gallery of Mirrors. Here on-
June 28, 1919, the Germans signed a re-
luctant peace treaty.
Or it may be an English class that is
studying the Merchant of Venice. Here
we may see Venice, -" White Swan of
Cities ", or the Rialto Bridge where An-
tonio and -Shylock made their famous bar-
gain. Or it may be S'hakespeare's Monu-
ment at the grounds of the Memorial
Theater or Shakespeare's bust in the
Stratford Church. Science slides, too,
are on their way, and the Latin classes
will enjoy various scenes of interest as
soon as these slides are out on the market.
All in all we think that we have taken a
definite step forward in the purchase and
the use of our Keystone Electric Lantern.
Sophomore Editor now ringing off.
l We thank you!
L. Leavitt, ,32. Y
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C0-OPERATION OF TEACHERS AND PUPILS
VEN though Farmington High
School may be lacking a gym-
nasium and auditorium there is one
phase of school work that they certainly
do not lackg and that is cooperation be-
tween pupils and teachers. This portrays
one of the finest relations that could ever
exist in the school life.
Thus, F. H. S. has the advantage in this
respect over larger high schools for with
more pupils the teachers could not work
with them individually and give them the
attention needed as can be done in a
school smaller in size. ' This attention is
especially important with freshmen, who,
just entering from school where they re-
ceive much individual attention they are
apt to be hindered by the lack of coopera-
tion and drop out.
The pupils take a deeperuinterest in their
work if they know that they are being
aided by the teachers. Not so much in
their studies, although all the teachers are
very willing to explain to their utmost
power the lessons for the benefit of those
needing it. But more than t-his, I mean
the interest taken in them and their work
in school as well as their life after gradu-
ation. For example, many students have
an "inferiority complex ", so to speak:
but with the aid of the teachers they soon
overcome this great hindrance to success.
It is very pleasing, too, to the teachers
I do not believe
to real-ize that the pupils
with them in their work.
that in many schools such interest is taken
in the scholars' welfare as is taken in
Farmington High School.
It 'will' bear repeating
lucky' I consider- those pupils who have
not had the good fortune to attend a small
high school and enjoy the advantages of
the cooperation of the teachers with their
So in ending I want to say that to me
F. H. S. resembles a large family working
together toward one aim and ideal, " Suc-
again how un-
cess ", both for the pupils and for the
name of the school itself.
. M. Cook, '30.
HY shouldn't everyone be inter-
ested in the activities of our
School? No answer! School Spirit is
that' feeling' of excitement, loyalty and
stick-to-it-iveness that mak-es one enjoy so
much parties, games and all school activi-
At one of our football games, we had a
corking crowd. lfVasn't it great to march
down the field with the band, and singing
our school song? But at the next game-
Flop! WVho was there? Only the faith-
ful few as usual.
One of our enterprising young Fresh-
men relates, this unique solution of boast-
ing School Spirit:-
"School Spirit does count," said Ro-
berta Lake convincingly, " and some day
Farmington High will realize it."
"-You mean all right," replied her
chum. " But what 's the use of bother-
" Oh, but you 'll go to the game with me
thi s afternoon, won't you?" replied
H Oh yealh-maybe," answered Muriel.
As she strolled homeward, Roberta was
realizing how much they had lost by not
attending the school affairs. This was
lier last year, but now she resolved to do
her best to make up for lost time and
arouse the under-classmen. How could
she do it?
Suddenly an idea popped into her head.
Could she? XVould it work?
On the way to the game, Roberta met a
jolly bunch of girls going to an ice-cream.:
parlor. She joined them and after talking
to her chum a minute, she turned to the
others and said, " Listen, everybody!
Mousy and I are going to pound school
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spirit into everybody. Do you want to
'help pcmnd or be po-1mcied?"
Laughingly the girls gathered around
and listened. That afternoon the football
players were much surprised to see a
group of twelve girls' standing near the
sidelines enthusiastically rooting for the
team. They were completely mystified by
their -blue armbands displaying in gray the
letters S. O. S. After the game, a curious
group asked many questions, but they re-
ceived only evasive answers. 'Phe next
night the same twelve with three recruits
attended a debate at the High School.
They were present at every school affair
given that year and always there was at
least one new person in the group. They
were such a jolly bunclhl The others be-
gan to realize that something was doing
and soon a sedate Senior or a sophisti-
cated Iunior and even an insignificant
Freshman, never before seen socially, were
found " among those present "
Finally about a week before graduation,
Roberta was seized by a curious group,
placed on a platform and commanded to
explain about the S. O. S. After a
moment's 'hesitation she grew serious and
said, H Listen, everybody! Haven't w'e
'had a great time at all these school func-
tions this year? "
"You bet-but .tell us what the secret
badges mean," they chorused.
"VVell, this may be our last chance,"
responded Roberta. " We Seniors began
to realize that we had missed a lot of
these four years 'because we didn't stand
together. Do you profit by our mistake?
S. O. S. means The Spirit of the School."
E. Magoni, 133.
R. Beal, 133.
" OU are Freshmen. Therefore, it
is safe to assume that your edu-
cation is very limited, that you are as
green as you look. It seems only right
that we, the Sophomore Class, should -con-
sider it our duty to guide you through the
pitfalls often encountered by poor, igno-
rant children such as you. Your immature
minds and lack of experience make you
ready victims for all to prey upon."
This speech, coming from the President
of the Sophomore 'Class back in the hazy
past of 1927, seemed to us poor Freshmen
as coming from the very lips of an ex-
perienced and all-glorious genius, one
well versed in human frailties, their needs
and their limitations. It didn't enter our
heads to wonder why those few Seniors
stood there with a langu-id smile on their
countenances. Neither did we stop to
wonder how this boy, biologically as im-
mature as we and only one year older,
could impress us with his superficial air
Four years made little change in our
status. We continued to idolize the man
ahead of us. VVe worshipped in order
Sophomores, juniors, Seniors. Our
thoughts and our hopes are already jump-
ing the abyss between high school and
college. To be a college Freshman is now
the paramount object of our lives. How
soon that objective will be surpassed by
the ambition to become a Sophomore,-
graduate--a somebody in private life.
Such is the human life cycle. NVe live
in the present but our thoughts are always
in the future. Isn't that best? In the
future is 'born ambition and integrity.
Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is another
day. Idolize, 'but constantly change your
idol for a bigger and better one. Set your
mark, achieve it, and t'hen set another one.
That is progress. Therein lies our salva-
tion. Forward l'
D. Hodgkins, '30.
Husband, scowlling as he upbraided his
wife: "You 'd believe anything a fool
" Not always," replied 'his wife, smil-
ing sweetly, "although you are very con-
vincing at times."
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IXDAMS, FLORENCE Commercial
ff FLIP "
Motto: "Haste makes waste."
Fair Committee, 1-2-3-43 Music, 1-29 Ye Merrie Steno's
Club, 3-4g " Prince to Order " CMrs. VVillingsj, 4g Typewrit-
ing, County Contest, 4g Shorthand, County Contest, 45 Traffic
Duty, 43 Class Will, 4.
"This space is mine wherein to write,
Remember me when out of sight."
AVERILL, DONALD General
Motto: " The greater the obstacle, the more glory in over-
Orchestra, 1-2-3-4, Chorus Singing, 13 Class President,
2-3-43 Fair Committee, 2-3-4, "A Prince to Order," Stage
Manager, 49 " Queen of Hearts," Fair Play, 45 Master of Cere-
monies at Freshman Reception, 45 Student Council, 45 Debat-
ing League, 43 Teachers' Reception Committee, 43 Glee Club
and Orchestra Concert, 43 Class Essay, 4, Traiiic Officer, 4.
"A young man that blushes is better than one 'who turns bale."
Bixmzows, ADRIE General
ii AD ,-
Motto: " Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well."
Chorus, 1-2-33 Fair Committee, 49 Dramatic Club, 45 Cafe-
teria Committee, 33 French Club, 43 "A Prince to Order"
QGrannyJ, 4, Class Secretary, 1.
" There Lv no wisdo-m like franknc.r.v."
BERRY, RAYMOND Commercial
it RAY H
Motto: "I must have larger Fields to conquer."
Music, 1-2g Debating Club, lg "Collegiate," Fair Play, 35
Fair Committee, 35 Ye Merrie Steno's Club, 3-45 President of
Ye Merrie Steno's Club, 43 Typewriting Awards, VV. A. T. C.,
45 "A Prince to Order " CLarry Uptonj, 4, " The Wedding
Present," 45 Junior Speaking Finals.
"Na question is ever .settled until it is .rattled right."
BRAGG, GoRDoN General
" GIDEON "
Motto: " There simply is nothing one cannot do."
Orchestra, 2-3-45 Chorus, 1-2-3-45 "Tulip Time," 35 "A
gi-ix1:ce4 to Order " CAbeJ, 45 Baseball Manager, 35 Dramatic
u , .
" They can conquer 'who believe they can."
BUNNELL, ELLEN Commercial
" BUNNY "
Motto: "Thought is the seed of action."
Music, 1-2-3-45 Fair Committee, 3-45 Ye Merrie Steno's
Club, 45 Freshman Reception, 2.
"'Tis a sure sign work goes on merrily when folks .vinq at it."
CALLAHAN, JOHN General
Motto: To get by the easiest way possible."
Football, 2-3-45 Baseball, 2-3-45 Captain Baseball, 45 Bas-
ketball, 2-3-45 Captain Basketball, 45 Track, 3-45 Junior Prom
Committee, 35 Fair Committee, 35 Debating Club, 15 LAUREL
Board, 2-3-45 Music, 1-2-4.
" To spend too much time in studies is sloth." -
Coox, MAXINE College Preparatory
Motto: " Happy, thrice happy everyone,
Who sees his labor well begun."
Chorus, 1-2-3-45 Fair Committee, 2-45 Dramatic Club, 3-45
Cafeteria Committee, 35 Freshman Reception, 45 Secretary of
French Club, 45 Graduation Decoration Committee, 35 "A
Prince to Order" CMiss Simmonsj, 45 Salutatorian, 45 LAUREL
Board, 45 Junior Prize Speaking Finals, 35 Junior Prom Com-
"In sincerity-and godly simplicity."
T H E L A U R E L
DEANE, Mrm-oN General
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Motto: " He who looks the part has the battle half won."
Football, 2-35 Chorus, 1-2-3-4, Fair Committee, 4.
" Without trouble nothing can be successful."
DUNN, EVELYN Commercial
Motto: " Calm and unruffled as a summer sea."
" Her 'voice was ever soft and gentle and low,
An excellent flung an a woman."
FLOOD, BERYL Commercial
Motto: " Sigh no more, lady, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever."
Music, l-2-3-45 Junior Prom Committee, 3s Ye Merrie
Steno's Club, 3-45 Glee Club, 3-4, "A Prince to Order " Com-
mittee, 45 "Tulip Time" Chorus, 35 "Garden of Shah"
Chorus, 23 Glee Club Concert, 45 County Typewriting Contest,
35 Interscholastic Typewriting Contest, 43 Typewriting Awards,
3-45 Girls' Sextette, 1-2.
"I know mx lzlfc would be in vain
Without my company of friends."
FREDERICK, DONALD General
Motto: " And the little old Ford rambled right along."
"Prince to Order" fPub1icity Managerj, 43 Music, 1-25
Junior Speaking Finals, 3.
" I t is better to fight for good than ta -rail at evil."
GOULD, HELEN College Preparatory
, Motto.: " Better late than never."
Chorus, 1-23 Dramatic Club, 3-43 French Club, 43 Vice-
President of Dramatic Club, 43 Junior Prom Committee. 33
Junior Prize Speaking Finals, 3g Room Chairman, 3-43 Class
Part, History, 4.
"She was aI'u'ays late an- pr-in-ciple, her principle being that
punetuality is thc thief of time."
HAINES, DOROTHY General
Motto: " Letter writing is a most delightful way of wasting
Chorus, 1-2-3-43 School Fair Committee, 1-2-3-43 junior
Prom Committee, 33 Second Prize, Junior Prize Speaking, 33
Bates League Debating Team, 33 Freshman Reception, 2-43
Leader Curt-is Contest, 43 Junior Chairman, Student Govern-
ment, 33 Room Chairman, 3g Dramatc Club, 3-43 LAUREL
Board, 23 Class Part, Address to Undergraduates, 43 "A
Prince to Order " CClaritaj. 43 Chorus in " Garden of Shah,"
23 President of Literary Clubp Program Committee, Dramatic
"Love is the marrow of friendship and letters are the Elixir
HODGKINS, DOROTHEA College Preparatory
" DORRIE "
Motto: "Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its
Fair Committee, 3-43 Chorus, 1-2-3-43 Glee Club, 3-43 Pres-
ident Glee Club, 43 Dramatic Club, 3-43 Secretary Dramatic
Club, 43 Secretary Student Council, 43 President of Class, 13
LAUREL Board, 3-43 Girls' Sextette, 1-23 Girls' Quartette, 33
French Club, 4, Vice-Presidentg First Prize, Junior Speaking
Contest3 Class Part, Essay, 43 "Collegiate," 33 Katinka in
" Tulip Time "3 Chairman Junior Prom Committee3 Decora-
tion Committee for Graduation, 33 Cantata, "Hiawatha," 33
"VVedding Present," Play, 33 Glee Club and Orchestra Concert,
43 "A Prince to Order " Cjeanj, 43 Traftic Officer, 43 Betty
in " Up in the Air."
" To do easily what is dijicult for others is the mark of
HUNT, LLoYD ,W f , Commercial
Motto: "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used
Chorus, 1-2-3-43 Ye Merrie Steno's Club, 3-43 Fair Commit-
tee, 1-2-3-43 Double Quartette, 23 Typewriting Award, 43
Manager of Football, 43 Track, 13 Operetta Chorus, 1-23
"Tulip Time," 33 "Up in the Air" fMr. McCullumJ, 43
Freshman Reception, 23 Magazine Award, 2.
"Dou't put too fine a point to your 'wit for fear it should get
T H E L A U R E L
IVIACE, DONALD General
Motto: " Honor lies in honest toil."
Chorus, 1-2-43 Freshman Reception Committee, 23 Track,
33 Winter Sports, 4.
"Light gains make heavy pz4r.s'e.s'."
MCCULLY, CAROLINE College Preparatory
Motto: " To choose time is to save time."
Chorus, 1-2-3-45 Glee Club, 4: Glee Club Concert, 45
Library Committee, 43 Harmony Class, 4: Class Essay, 4.
"She is always there when the bell rings."
MERRY, IDA General
Motto: "Silence is Golden."
Chorus, 1-2-3-43 Orchestra, 3-43 French Club, 45 Violin
Accompanist, "Tulip Time,".3g Glee Club and Orchestra Con-
" Whilst I yet live let me not live in vain."
Mosman, JAMES General
" JIMMY "
Motto: " The Thousandth Man will stand your friend,
While the whole round world 's agin you."
"Begone, dull care, you and I shall never agree."
NICKERSON, N oRMA General
Motto: "Thoughts are like pansies, you know."
Music, 1-2-3-45 Room Chairman, 1-25 Fair Committee, 1-25
French Club, 45 Graduation Committee, 35 Glee Club and Or-
chestra Concert, 45 Cantata, "Hiawatha," 35 Committee for
"Prince to Order," 45 Debating League Team, 4.
"Some books are to be tasted, others to be szvallowcd and
some few io bc chewed and digested."
PARKER, AUBREY General
Motto: "In all things the supreme excellence is simplicity."
"I am not a politician and my other habits are good."
RUSSELL, V IVIAN Commercial
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Motto: " The quick mind is better than a crown."
W. A. T. C., 45 Typewriting Awards, 3-45 Ye Merrie Steno's
Club, 35 Secretary of Ye Merrie Steno's Club, 45 County
Typewri-ting Contest, 3-45 State Typewriting Contest, 3-45 State
Shorthand Contest, 45 County Shorthand Contest, 45 Fair Com-
mittee, 45 Class Prophecy, 45 Prompter for "A Prince to Or-
der," 45 Exchange Editor, 45 Commercial Assistant Editor, 45
Winner of Cup in Typing Contest.
"All I ask is one small spot, in which to zur-ite forget-me-not."
RYAN, DONNELL General
i K1 II
Motto: "VVhy should the devil have all the good times?"
Football, 45 Football Manager, 35 Baseball, 1-2-35 Basket-
ball, 1-2-3-45 Track, 1-35 Orchestra, 1-2-3-45 President of
Orchestra, 33 Fair Commit-tee, 1-2-35 Traffic Duty, 45 First
Prize in Junior Prize Speaking, 35 Chorus, 1-2-3-45 Dramatic
Club, 3-45 LAUREL Board, 1-2-3-45 French Club, 45 "Garden
of the Shah," 25 Business Manager of Magazine Contest, 45
Presentation of Gifts, 45 " Tulip Time" CHansJ, 35 "Col-
legiate," 35 " Queen of Hearts," 45 " The Wedding Present,"
45 Class Vice President, 2-3-4.
"He is always laughing for he has an infinite deal of wit."
SARGENT, WALTER General
Motto: "Sleep is sweet to the laboring man."
" We push time from us and we 'wish him back."
SMALL, ERNESTINE Commercial
" ERNIE "
Motto: " Those who paint her truest, praise her most."
Music, 1-25 Ye Merrie Steno's Club, 3-45 Senior Play "A
Prince to Order" fCharlotte Kanej, 45 Typewriting Award,
4g Junior Prom. Committee, 35 Class Prophecy, 4g Freshman
"Serene, yet warm, lumzane, yet firm her mind."
TAYLOR, 'CLYDE College Preparatory
Motto: " Life is a great bundle of little things."
Track, 1-2-3-45 Football, 1-2-3-4, Captain, 45 Music, 1-2-3-43
Dramatic Club, 3-43 President, 49 Debating, 35 Junior Speaking
Finals, 35 Student Council, 4, President, 43 Fair Committee, 4,
Class Oration, 4, " Prince to Order" CBill and the Princej, 43
Assistant Librarian, 45 Secretary of the Curtis Contest, 45
Edison Scholarship Contest Candidate, 35 LAUREL Board, 1-2-43
Operetta fMr. Burbankj, 4g Traffic Duty, 4.
"Stabbed with a while 'wcnchiv black eye."
VVEATHERN, FRANCES College Preparatory
I It H
Motto: " All who would win must share it, Happiness was born
Orchestra, 3-4, Chorus, 1-2-3-49 Dramatic Club, 3-45 Chorus
" The Garden of the Shah," 23 Chorus "Tulip Time," 33
Junior Prize Speaking Finals, 35 Traffic Officer, 43 " Up in the
Air " fMrs. Burbankj, 4, Debating League Team, 43 LAUREL
Board, 3-45 Glee Club, 3-43 President of French Club, 45
Curtis Magazine Contest Leader, 4g Valedictorian, 43 Cantata
" Hiawatha ", 33 Glee Club and Orchestra Concert, 4g Treas-
urer of Dramatic Club, 4.
"Nate: are often 11cccssary, but they are necessary evils."
VVEYMOUTH, RUTH Commercial
Motto: "A word from the eyes is sufficient."
Typewriting awardsg Chorus, 3-45 Orchestra, 3-43 Glee
Club, 4, Ye Merrie Steno's Club, 45 "A Prince to Order "
CNormaJ, 43 Glee Cub Concert, 45 " Up in the Air " QMrs.
McCullumJg " Tulip Time," 3.
"I never made a, milvtakc in my life-at least never one that
I could not explain away."
WH ITNEY, OLIVE General
I ' nc PAT!! I
Motto: "Teach me the art of forgetting, for I oft remember
what I should not and cannot forget what L would?
LAUREL Board, ing Room Chairman, 1-2g Freshman Reception,
23 Fair Committee, 25 Junior Prize Speaking Finals, 35
Chorus " Tulip Time ", 3, Class Secretary, 3-43 Chorus, 1-2-
3-45 Dramatic Club,-43 "A Prince to Order " fCa'rolinej, 4,
Presentation of Gifts, 43 Librarian, 43 Business Manager
LAUREL, 4, French Club, 4g Traffic Ofhcer, 4.
"Ever in chcerfulest mood art thou."
WRIGHT, FRANCES Commercial
Motto: "Friendship is the wine of life."
President of Literary Club, 15 Class Treasurer, 2-3-4 5 Fresh-
man Reception Committee, 2-4g County and State Typewriting
Contests, 3-43 County Shorthand Contest, 4, Vice President of
Ye Merrie Steno's Club, 4 3 Ye Merrie Steno's Club, 33 Fair
Committee, 2-3-45 Business Manager of "A Prince to Order ",
43 Debating League Team, 43 Student Council, 45 Typewriting
Awards, 3-43 W. A. T. C., 4, Class Essay, 45 Music, 1-23
Junior Prom. Committee, 35 Home Room Chairman, 2-4,
Traiiic Duty, 4. '
"I would rather suffer unju..rtly than act unjustly."
THINGS ONE SHOULD NEVER D0
Never get " Dot " Haines to arguing, " Mac " Cook to
passing notes, 'f Olie " Whiitney to laughing, Frances
Weathern to talking, and Gordon Bragg to smoothing
his pet " lock ". If you do, it will mean just some more
records to go down in history as non-stop flights!!!
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Adams, F.-Following the Films!
Averill, D.-Getting used to staying in
Barrows, A.-Dancing at V. I. S. Hall.
Berry, R.-Patroling his beat-South
Hall - I1Villows.
Bragg, G.-Applying " Slickum " to
his " Holy Terrors ".
Bunnell, E.-Giving NVilton t'he " once
Callahan, J.-Designing " humorous "
Cook, M.-Modernizing "Bailey Hill".
Deane, M. -Graining the old grey
Dunn, E.-Waiting for' week-ends to
Flood, B.-Keeping H tabs " on Junior
Frederick, D.-" Teaming Lizzie ".
Gould, H.-Keeping her hair curled.
Haines, D.-Writing letters to?!?!?
Hodgkins, D.-Commuting from Farm-
Hunt, L.-Getting over his "affairs"!!
Mace, D.-Tinkering the old Dodge.
MoCully, C.-Waiting for a hair cut!!
Mosher, J.-Developing his vocal
Nickerson, N.-Trailing the Nor-
mals ! ! ! A
Parker, A.-Training for " Public
Russell, V.-Week-ending at New
Ryan, D.-Clhewing his pencil.
Small, E.-Dreaming of Maine School
Taylor, C.-Escorting that "certain
Weathern, F. - Talking! Talking!
VVeymouth, R.-Trying to " get in ".
VVhitney, O.-Thinking up " Wise
VVright, F.-Singing " Oh Charlie, My
Boy". O. Whitney, '3O.
Ofh I Wish
I had someone to do my Math. for me.
-Helen Gould. E
I had my 'history-work book up to date.
- Donald F rederick.
I had my graph made.-Leo Campbell.
I was a Frenchman.-Certain French
School would close for a year.-Whole
I never had to Debate.-Juniors and
The recess bell would ring.-Any of us.
The Second Period would be omitted.-
Senior Latin Class.
I could control my laughter.-Olive
" Teacher " Wouldn't call on me.-
Monday Morning Student.
My rank card was betterp it 's been sick
so long.-Wihole lot of us.
All my wishes would come true.-O.
F OR many years our library at Farming-
ton High has- been sadly neglected. But
we are now the proud possessors of many
new volumes, among which are the fol-
Innocents Abroad-Adams and Hines.
We'll Dance the Nite Away-Barrows.
Girls - Berry.
Tarzan the Untamed- Bragg.
The Slhort Stop- Callahan.
The Valley of Silent Men-Deane and
The Silent Woman-Dunn.
Keeping Up with Lizzie-Frederick.
The Long Shadow'-Gould.
The Cave Girl-Haines.
A Princess of Mars-Hodgkins.
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The Phantom Lover - Mace.
Never the Twain Shall Meet-McCully
The Reckless Lady-Merry.
'Dhe Normal Girl-Nickerson.
The Mysterious Rider-Parker.
just a Musician -Russell.
Broken Telephone Wires-Small.
The Man Next Door-Taylor.
Those Under Classmen-Taylor.
Her Movie Star-YVeathern.
A Lost Woman-VVeymouth.
Seventeen - Whitney.
A Reader of the Bible-Wright.
O. Whitney, '3o.
ST. PETER, Editor '
tBy St. Whitney, special for Heaven
Great excitement reigned here yesterday
due to the fact tlhat St. Peter failed to ad-
mit seven applicants for heaven. Due to
lack of space I shall be unable to go into
detail as to history and records of the ap-
plicants and can only list their names and
cause for failure of admittance.
Adrie Barrows-Failure to translate
French daily while in F. H. S.
Lloyd Hunt-Failure to impress on the
minds of the people that 'he had " It ".
Ruth Weymoullhw-Failure to refrain
from saying, " ?" remarks.
james Mosher-Failure to interpret
the " grunt " language to Prof. Diusmore
while in F. H. S.
Frances Weathern--Failure to keep
" words inclosed within two lips ".
Carolyn McCully-Failure to refrain
from studying while in F. H. S.
Dorothy Haines-Failure to replenish
the supply of " stationery " used up dur-
ing her -Senior year at F. H. S.
St. Peter, although not allowing them
-entrance, bade tlhem rest and refresh
themselves in 'preparation for their long
return journey. This they did, starting
-back soon after mid-day.
WHY SOME SENIORS WEAR GLASSES
Carolyn McCully wears them in order
to obtain A's!
'Olive Whitney wears them to get out
of annual eye test!!!
Last 'but not least, Gordon Bragg wears
them to balance his head! fPlain case of
PERSONALS OF THE CLASS OF 1930 IN 1945
Long-Distance Flight Results in Disaster!
Long-distance flight made by Donald H.
Averill from Temple to the VVright house
from wlhere, alas, Frances had flown to
the night club at Stanwood Park where
she trips the light fantastic on the top of
a tea table.
Latest Discovery of Famous Scientists
Clyde Taylor, the famous scientist, after
years of experimentation, has just discov-
ered a wonderful powder, which is said to
cause anyone who uses it to grow up. It
is not very likely that Mr. Taylor will
spend the rest of his years a bachelor, if
the powder produces the desired effect.
Most Elaborate Double Wedding Ever Held!
New York-At the residence of Mr.
Hardy, owner of a chain of popular the-
aters, on June 18, a double wedding was
held, when Miss Florence Adams and
Miss Norma Nickerson, both of Farming-
ton, became the wives of Mr. Carroll
Hines and Mr Milton Deane, respective-
ly. Mrs. Hines is the only dauglh-ter of
Mr. and Mrs. F. Adams and Mrs. Dean is
the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.
Nickerson. Mr. Hines and Mr. Deane are
both managers of N. Y. theaters.
Friends wish tlhem a prosperous and
happy life. QThey need it.j
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Babe Ruth the Second!
New York-Award of championship
in Baseball won by Callahan, former
famous star of Farmington High School.
First Woman Broadcaster of Prize Fights!
From Station WJZ the prize fight be-
tween One-eyed Mace and Cock-eyed
Frederi-ck was broadcast by Miss Evelyn
Dunn. The fight was to determine the
world championship. It continued twelve
hours, at the end of which time both were
rather winded. Another light will take
place in the near future.
Moran and Mack Revived!
Famous comedians of lifteen years ago
are revived by Mr. Lloyd S. Hunt and
Mr. Raymond Berry. Tlhe critics report
they are even better than their prede-
cessors. Both men are very popular
among the ladies and it is rumored that
Mr. Hunt is soon to marry one of the
sweethearts of his high school days.
However, this will not leave Mr. Berry
Famous Entertainers !
The famous singer, Miss Maxine Cook,
and the noted toe dancer, Frances
Weathern, will stage an act in New York
this coming Spring. It will be the main
attraction of the New York theaters.
Miss Weathern is married to the famous
movie star, Buddy Rogers, but she uses
her maiden name on the stage.
Typing Record Broken!
The world's typing record is now held
by Miss Beryl Flood of Farmington. She
typed 150 words a minute with no errors
for two hours.
Largest Producing Hen Farm!
'The largest producing hen farm is
owned by Mrs. Edward Hopkins fMiss
Vivian Russellj and Mrs. Donald Tracy
fMiss Ernestine Smallj, of New Sharon.,
Although their husbands share in the
work, the business is run almost entirely
by Mrs. Hopkins and Mrs. Tracy. It pays
to have a business education.
New Actor Discovered!
Hollywood is much excited over the
discovery of the new actor, Mr. Gordon
Bragg. He will play the part of a villain.
'Much success is assured him. This is
prolbably due to his training in Farming-
ton High School. Que thing is to be re-
gretted thoughg he thas a double chin,
something which he dreaded in his youth.
National Dance Prize Won by Miss Adrie Barrows
The National Dance Prize was won
this year by Miss Adrie Barrows of
Temple, Me. This is a great honor. She
made tihe following statement to the re-
porters: "I credit the winning of this
prize back to the dances at Temple, Me."
The prize was a silver loving cup pre-
sented by the owner of the famous
Venetian Night Club of Chicago, Mr.
Wanted: A Husband !
Am girl 32 years old, good looking and
sensible, have no 'bad habits. Call at this
oflice and -by paying for this ad. you can
hear the rest of my dharms.--Dorothea
e' The Book of use Month!
The best book of the month is " The
Mlan I Love " by Miss Helen J. Gould. It
is said to 'be one of her experiences. It is
rumored that more books will follow after
the many other experiences in her life.
n New Authofs Song Very Popular!
James MoshJer's new song 'hit, " Say
You Love Me, Sweetheart," is going over
big. Anotiher one is on its way, " She
Said Yes, But Oh How She Lied." E
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World Famous Orator!
Miss Ida Merry will deliver a series of
orations on " The Corruptness of Sports "
at the Methodist Church, Farmington,
The Fairbanks Sewing Circle will meet
with Miss Olive Whitney and Miss Ellen
Bunnell next Tuesday at 3:00. This will
be the most elaborate festivity of the sea-
New Math. Book Published!
Miss Caroline McCu1ly has just pub-
lished a new Math. book, this is said to
involve no work whatever for the student.
It leaves all for the teacher to do. Too-
bad she couldn't have invented it in 1930.
Farmington Morton Motor Company Hires New
Miss Ruth Weymouth is the new sales-
lady at Morton Motor Co. She sold 500
cars last week. What 's the craze for
Chevrolets all of a sudden??
Shakespearian Actor Hurt as Motors Crash!
New York - Famous Shakespearian
Actor, Aubrey Parker, was 'hurt as his
motor crashed with another on Fifth
Avenue today. Doctors say it is not seri-
-ous and that he will soon be out of the
Famous Talkle Star to Wed Country Lass
Mr. Donnell Ryan, famous talkie star,
is to wed a girl from his home town, way
back in Farmington, Me. Hollywood is
quite upset about it, especially the females.
VVe wish them happiness!
Stop! Look! Listen!
Tlhe noted moving picture actress, Miss
Dorothy Haines, is doing a remarkable
piece of work in her new picture, " The
Man from Milwaukee "l So realistic is
her work that it has caused great comment
among the critics.
WHAT THE AUTOMOBILE WOULD HAVE
WRITTEN IF IT COULD HAVE WRITTEN
MARCH 31. Well, I have my new brake
linings and new number -plates on and
have been all painted and polished up.
April 2. The sun 'has shone all day and
what a shame to think my master didn't
even take me out, so I could show my new
coat of paint.
April 6. It 's been raining today and
the dhildren have been out here tooting my
horn, opening and shutting my doors, and
putting their dirty fingers all over me.
But of course they don't know how they
hurt my feelings.
April 9. The children didn't come out
today, and I am glad.
April 30. Today my master and his
wife came out, but 'his wife refused to
drive me until I was cleaned and polished.
I don't care mulch if slhe doesn't take me
outg for she may run me up against a tree
and bend my mud guard.
May 25 The Mrs. drove me around the
block today with no accidents. You ought?
to have seen the people stop and look at
May 7. The Mrs. took me out today.
She drove faster than she did yesterday.
But then I do like to show my speed.
took me out today and
was driving awful fast
came around a corner 5
May 10. Slhe
and another car
she tried to steer me around it, but drove
me into an electric light post, and turned
May 11. What a wreck I am. My mas-
ter came out and said I was only good for
junk. Well, well, I am only a " Tin
Lizzie " and probably mas-ter will buy a
Alma Pillsb-ury, '32.
Should a fellow propose to his girl on
his knee? Yes, he must, or she must get
W1 A N
Q , IF,
1 i g
.S H5 Looks TO HIMSELF 445 HE Looks 'ro OTHERSI
THE LAUREL 23
REMARKABLE SQANDALS REVEALED!
N making this report we have gone
through police records, histories,
newspapers, and even the book of the
future has been peeped at in the per-
We lhope that if anyone's face burns
upon reading this, it will be because of a
We, hereby, humbly sulbmit these sad
Past- Look out, Marion, you know
that you came very near being sent up be-
fore the Student Council for speeding in
the corridors f?j.
Present-You are hereby warned that
you had better clean the chewing gum off
Future-Marion will soon be a star and
making a great success in " Soft Noises ",
the hilarious Broadway Night-Club Show.
Past-We wondered if there were any-
thing serious about your " joy-riding" in
"that Ford Coupe ".
Present-You had better be careful,
Virlieg Christine has been looking at you
with the green eyes of jealousy. Is it be-
cause you stole her " best beau "P
Future-Ten years from now, you will
be making your ninth attempt, in court, to
get your eighth husband to pay alimony.
Past-Was some vagrant reminiscence
of " her " the cause of your endless mirth
while in school?
Present-We advise you not to inhale
too much face powder or consume too
much lipstick, if you wish to gain weight.
Future-Twenty years from now: We
will hear that H. Preston has purchased
an omnibus to transport his fiance, who is
" The Fat Lady" in the talkie hit, " The
Scamp and the Fat Woman ".
Past-We are sure your neighbors
closed tlheir windows when you used to
practice your five-linger exercises.
Present--You are the renowned
Paderewski of illustrious F. H. S.
Future-Y ou will make a name as the
composer of " The Lark Comes Home ".
Past-VVere you ever jealous of any
F airbanksite ?
Present-Is the reason for your violin
talent because you live near the Devil's
Future-The most embarrassing mo-
ment in your future will be when you
make your debut as a concert violinist in
Milan, Italy, when you discover that you
have left your rosin in Fairbanks.
Past--Had you only meandered up a
certain street you 'd have seen someone
mighty like a certain 1'utlzlcs.s' blond.
Present-You are the type " blondes "
Future-You will come down from
your airy iheights and 'be our Oracle of
Past-A Ford rushed by
VV'hirling pedestrians to the sky 3
Who was it?
" Don " Pierce.
Present-Tell us the secret of 'being a
Future-Read in the sports section of
the Portland Telegram fifteen years
hence: " Mrs. Donald Pierce won the
Rolling-Pin Contest, throwing the pin 99
yards. Mr. Pierce won the Hundred
Yard Dash for married men."
ROBERT WHITE, JR.
Past-Have you one?
Present-Keep away from
tlhey are fruthless.
24 THE LAUREL
Future-A news item from a New
York paper fifty years hence: N
' "Bornities Wins Man a Fortune
" Mr. Robert White, jr., received 310,-
000 on his life flessj insurance. Mr.
White's feet were so wearying that he
could not lift them and as a result scuffed
them off. He will receive the above
named sum of money and, also, a weekly
pension of 'two sen'se'."
Past-Glen has been making a collec-
tion of new Ford cars. Was this mania
anything like stamp or coin collecting,
Present-Y-our fhobby now is Qnotj
answering Miss Seeley's questions in
Future-We expect to see you man-
ager of the Franklin County Stock Ex-
Past-Scientists had never heard of
your tongue when they said " there is no
such thing as perpetual motion."
Present-Your occupation Cwhen Miss
Seeley is awayj is entertaining the junior
English class with your clog-dancing.
Future-We believe that Ruth will
write a biography of " King Harold",
otherwise known as " Reckless Hal ".
0 BIRDENA CAIN
Past-Birdena was arrested last week
for disturbing the peace. This wasn't
wholly her fault. It was partly because
the guests at her party were so noi-sy.
Present-Do you grumble when you
have to ride in the rumlble seat?
Future-You probably will be at the
head of the "' School of Russian Ballet
Past-You were quite often so early
that the Junior Room was not openf?!j.
V Present--Hazel is practicing for a stilt
Future-You are going to be the
fashion critic who will cause short dresses
rand high heels to goout of style.
KATHERINE GERRISH A
Past-Helped Einstein compile his
Present-Tutoring some of the Sopho-
mores in Geometry.
Future-Your regular attendance at
school causes us to believe that you will
win the prize for non-absenceQ?j during
the four year course at this school.
Past-Was very busy proving that she
Present-" Tuning out " the students
UQ who are in the library the fourth
period just for exercise.
Future-A newspaper clipping from
some paper someday, sometime hence:
" Giant flying submarine finished its
around-the-world trip late today. The in-
ventor and pilot, Miss Patreace Hall, is
much pleased with the performance of her
'pet idea' etc."
Past-Living up to the vow! " Never
to copy any themes, etc., unless it is pos-
sible to borrow them."
Present - Studyingf ?j Physics.
Future-Without doubt, you probably
will be French instructor at New Vine-
yard High School. of
Past-Practiced with a fewl com-
panions, for an endurance auto-ride con-
Plresent-Getting used to hearing Mr.
Whitney say: " Please take your gum
Future-Being some kind of a
" smith ". V
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Past-Kept up a habit of staying up
late to study the starsf?j. .
Present-Writing humorous poems for
" The Franklin Journal".
Future-You, Bairbara, will be honored
by tihe leading America-n colleges for
writing a perfect 'thesis on Shakespeare.
Past-Made a translation of Cicero
that was much liked by Latin teachersf U.
Present-Lecturing the Freshmen on:
" Good Behavior " and "The Science of
Fooling the Teachers ".
Future-You will be haled into court
for lecturing your husband in such a tone
df voice as to disturb your neigfhbors.
Past-Studied Physics hard and dis-
covered the fact that a lever has a ful-
crum, and a weight and a force arm.
Hresent--Training for six-day bicycle
Future-Will 'probably hold the
world's heavyweight boxing champion-
Past-Spent some of his excessive
energy acting as president of the class of
Present-Cudgels his brain 'daily about
how to found a private mail service.
Future-Will be president of the West
Farmington First National Bank.
Past-'Chauffeured for class president.
Present-Acts as the long shortstop
for F. H. S. baseball team.
Future-Will be president of the Fresh
Air Taxi-cab Co., Inc.
Past--Tried to think up a really' good
excuse to give Mr. Gilman.
Plresent-Singing " Did You Ever
Hear Pete Go Tweet-tweet-tweet?"
Future--Will be well received by
Parisian critics of bal-let dancing.
. ' . .CARROLL HINES
Past-Why bring that up?
Present-Working at the theatre in
hopes of being offered a job acting in the
Future-Ten years from now you will
be drawing cartoons for 'f The Franklin
Past-Studied hard when not " gad-
Present-" Fizzling" 'her time away
thinking about the Prom.
Future-You will be the first person
to make the trip to the moon, and how?
Past-Entertained "some little
Freshie" by your antics.
Present- Isn't really as funny as it
Future-Only a wizard could tell.
Past-Spent al-l 'her time studying so
that some day she will have time to go to
Rumford to a dance. A
Present-Makes victims everywhere by
Future-Will -be a popular debutante
in New York Society.
Past-Received first prize for transla-
tion of " Une journee a la lune", wrhich
she rendered in a typically humorous
style-The Day in " Havana".
Present-Acting as "back-seat driver "
for Glendon Hobbs.
Future-Discovered in tihe Popular
Science Magazine for June, 1950:
"A device invented by a young mar-
ried woman will no doubt be a great help
to women who are bothered by husbands
who stay out after midnight."
26 THE LAUREL
Past-Bothering the neighbors by en-
tertaining "a few "CPD boy friends.
Present-Do you 'become frightened
when that " Ford Roadster " speeds up?
Future-We expect to see you leave
the stage to attend to your duties as a
fhousekeeper for some Udappy little guy ".
Past--Making steam for the Franklin
County Light and Power Company with a
little flask full of water and a Bunsen
Present-Agent for Smith Bros.
Future-Found in the Smith Bros.
Coughdrop Co. Records:
"Clayton Smith while agent for this
company discovered a kind of chewing
gum that never loses its elasticity."
Past - Sh ........ Sh ........ - Shh, ........ Bang!
Present-Astonishing the Junior Class
by keeping quiet QU.
Future-Your case will cause psychol-
ogists to believe that talking is an instinct.
Past - " Winldie " -- Blinky - Blank!
Present-It is sad to relate that some-
one has discovered Charlotte's ruse: She
dyes her hair! ! lf?j.
Future-Achieving the same success
as Clara Bow did in the same picture-
" Red Hair ". T
Past--Studying the science of " talk-
ies", and making several important im-
Present-Studying English as a fa-
Future--Read twenty years hence in
the Scientific American:
"It is astounding to relate tihat Lloyd
Argyle, a former student at Farmington
High, has discovered a new device for
making oneself heard in the classroom."
Past--Driving a green QD Ford?
Present-Singing a favorite songcalled
" Love ".
Future-We are sunk!!
Past - 'Continually clog-dancing
through the cornidors.
Present-Doing iifty words a minute!
Future- World champion typist.
Past-Won several loving UQ cups at
Present-Who's that snappy dancer
doing the " drag "? Oh, that 's only
Future-Being nonchalant in great
difficulties sudh as being caught passing
Past-Valedictorian at Temple Gram-
'Present-Supplying the school with
" punch "!!!
Future-Picking a cat's teeth with a
Past-Who was that "Sen-ior .
Present--Riding in number 13!
Future--Noticed by a former student
of F. H. S. ten years hence in The Port-
land Evening News:
" Miss Doris Butterfield, a former resi-
dent of Farmington Falls, achieves great
success in the recent contest held at Port-
"A silver cup was given to Miss But-
terfield for the 'silence-endurance' test
today. Miss Butterfield kept silent 534
hours, and breaks the record by 300
THE LAUREL ' W
MARY NELsoN ,
Past-The height of serenenessC?l!j.
Present--We often think of the old
saying, "Still water runs deep."
Future-Manager and director of the
" Farmington Falls Follies ".
Past--Breaking Provision No. II of
tratiic rules at F. I-I. S. That law reads:
" All students shall be made by the
traffic cops to travel in single files." .
Present-Look out, " Nell ", you lhad
'better be careful how you break the rule
for "note-throwing". We will, however,
say that you are well-versed in that line.
Future-We hear that Miss Eleanor
Larcom has made great fame in the talkie
hit, "Doc's Ford Truck ".
Past--Doing her stuff at dances in the
suburbs of Farmington Falls.
Present--Speeding up the Ford.
Future-Read in a newspaper ad. live
years hence: '
" Miss Dorothy Gordon,
Instructor of Dancing,
182 Bridge Place,
Farmington Falls, Maine
OHice Hrs., 1-5 A. M. Tel. 582-M"
Past-Taking in the amusements at
Franklin County Fair!!!
Present-Wonder who can tell us?
Future-Makes great success in Public
Speaking at Emerson College.
Past--Swallowed a dictionary to get
Present-Advice: " Stay out of Cthej
Future--Director of what was for-
merly known as "Zieglield's Follies ", now
known as "Luce's Lillies ".
Present1QWonder " Who 's Who " in
this town 'for her?!!!
Future-Found in The Scientific
American live years from now:
" Miss Ella Osborne, young sports-
wloman, has invented a new kind of roller-
skate. These roller-skates 'have a midget
electric motor which carries the person
who wears them at a great speed, and
there is a high aocelerationf'
Past-Stage dancing at North Ches-
Present-Spending her noon hour at
the exclusive UD Newberry's on Broad-
Future-Found in the North Chester-
ville news in the Franklin journal for
june 25, 1940:
" Miss Velma Smith has returned to her
business as hairdresser for the 'Mar-
guerite Shop' in Portland. Miss Smith
has for the past six months taken a course,
at Paris, in latest hair styles. On return-
ing she wnent to her home in North Ches-
terville for a holiday before going back to
Portland to attend to her duties."
P. Hall, '31,
W. Luce, '3I.
Rules sometimes work both ways!
Small boy: Mother, do you say, " It is
me, or is it I?"
Mother: Always remember the rhyme:
" It is I, Said the spider to the Hy! "
Small boy: I see, but couldn't you say:
" It is me, Said the spider to the Bea! "
Teacher: johnny, give me a sentence
containing the word " deceit ".
Johnny: When I am climbing the barb
wire fence, and I hear a rip, I know it 's
" de-seat ".
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THE LAUREL 31
HIS HONOR, THE PRESIDENT
UR class president, Philip Glendon
Hines, was elected by a majority
vote of the Sophomore class last fall. He
is well known about school as a practical
joker and acrobat. He is not subject to
"inferiority complex " when presiding at
Philip is about five feet in height, nor-
mal weight, and has the frame of an ath-
lete. His brown eyes sparkle with fun
and merriment. His complexion and
straight, upstanding hair remind one of
Though burdened with upholding the
dignity of his position, the President is
jovial and condescends to enjoy mischief
such as gum-chewing and communication
with his humbler classmates. His ringing
laugh fguiTaw?j will echo through the
old sc'hool building a hundred years from
now, if it is still standing. Our class
president's scholarship is of the best.
This spring he has gone out for baseball
as his second athletic experience in high
school, having been a candidate for foot-
ball last fall. He has never been known
to pay any attention to girls, although we
strongly suspect that the proximity of his
seat to Miss Keith's is not an act of fate!
C. N. Oliver, '32.
HER LADYSHIP, THE VICE-PRESIDENT
LAURA MAXINE LEAVITT, the young
lady in question, holds this ofiice by virtue
of popular opinion. It is really only a
title, for she doesn't have to do a thing,
because the President presides regularly.
She is also Editor of the Sophomore sec-
tion of THE LAUREL. QSO if you do not
like our department, blame her.J
Laura is a young miss about tive feet
tall and is subject to plumpness of a pleas-
ing variety. She has small feet and hands
with slightly plumper legs and arms.
fShe complains of "being fat" all the
time, but she isn't so fat as she thinks.j
She fhas black hair, which'is naturally
curly. Dark and sweeping eyelashes fall
over grayish-blue eyes. A small mouth
and nose are attractive features, also.
Pearly white teeth gleam behind her
dainty red lips 3 and an olive-tinted skin
with rosebuds on each cheek, that are not
artificial as most rosy cheeks are, com-
pletes her coloring. All in all s'he is
rather attractive, if not really pretty, and
looks more so as she wears such good-
looking clothes. '
As an " Editor ", I don't like her very
well, because of the 'habit she has of keep-
-ing us in suspense, telling us that she is
putting something in THE LAUREL that
will make us wriggle. 'Dhen when we get
inquisitive, she smiles and looks wise.
fShe probably hasn't put anything in that
will disturb us, in the least.j While
likes -to tease, she herself has a sweet and
agreeable disposition, not scrapping and
quarreling with anyone. fExcept her
sisters, whiclh is natural.j She also, to
my way of thinking, is a vamp worthy of
consideration! She beguiles the " smart-
est " boy in class, with her diabolical cun-
ning. fMy personal opinion is she does
it to get help on that Geometry, which she
can 't see any more sense to than I do.j
Then, too, the school drummer falls for
her charms! He blushes furiously some-
times. fThere is a method in her mad-
ness here, too. She just adores riding in
a rumble-seat, but not " All by herself in
the moonlightluj On the whole, though,
she is the one of our class who will not
soon be forgotten by any of us.
Ml Hagerstrom, '32.
HER ACXIURACY, THE SECRETARY
GENTLE READER, allow me to present to
you the Sophomore Class Secretary, Alice
Leah Ryan. Miss Ryan is a good-looking
girl, blessed wtith naturally wavy, dark
brown hair, whicfh is accompanied by blue-
gray eyes. These eyes of Alice's appear
32 THE LAUREL
to -be blueg in fact, I've always thought
that they were blue, until Alice informed
me that they were gray.
Alice, or "Al" as she is usually called
by her friends, is a remarkably good pal.
One could scarcely hope for a better one.
"Al" is also a very good student. She
has 'her lessons every day, which is more
than most of the Sophomore Class can
say. She is an all-around good sport, hav-
ing played on the basketball team last year,
and has been a member of the Glee Club
both years. Alice also dances. QWe hear
she is taking jack to the Promlj " Al "
is very fond of reading, and she also likes
to write stonies and draw pictures. In tlhe
recent contest sponsored by Current Lit-
erature, she contributed a very interesting
book, and she sent entries also to the
National Awards -Contest, besides doing
her bit for THE LAUREL. Alice is very
polite, but she does like to tease some. Of
course, no one minds that 5 anyway, they
don't have a chance to., She is usually
-sweet tempered, but sometimes - Oh,
well, if I tell' you she 's Irish, you 'll un-
Personally, let me say 'I am proud to
have "Al" for a friend. She is of a
cheerful and optimistic nature, and is very
popular with all her classmates, who en-
joy her immensely.
E. McGary, '32,
HIS HONESTY, THE TREASURER
AMONG the highly respected members of
the Sophomore Class is one Thomas An-
tonio Roderick, otlherwise known as
" Tommie ". "Tommie", the trustworthy
treasurer, is also our class jester.
" Tommie " is rather fastidious of dress.
His brilliant -scarlet shirt, blue pants and
sweater are always bright and unwrinkled.
He wears a beautiful blue and red neck-
tie, fto carry out his color schemej which
is always perfectly tied and adjusted.
From his respectable shoes to his auburn
hair, which is invariably neatly combed
and parted, his sturdy athletic build ever
presents a trim, meticulous appearance.
If coming events cast their .shadows
before them, QI read that in a Lucky
Strike Cigarette advertisementj " Tom-
mie " will probably become in due time,
one of our sulbstantial, well-rounded
American business men, who takes his
play quite seriously. He not only passes
all his studies with a comfortable margin,
but also by steady work earns a position
on our various athletic teams. Then, too,
after tlhe movies he may be found indus-
triously engaged at Broadway Theater.
In fact, "Tommie's" interests are so
manifold that he finds little time to enjoy
the society of the weaker sex. " Tom-
mie " understands the art of cajoling us
out of our hard-earnedf?j money in his
duties as collector. In fact, he seems to
have an uncanny instinct as to the oppor-
tune moment when that fifteen cents will
In his role as class jester for gesturej
" Tommie " apparently finds as much en-
joyment as his amused classmates do, in
watching his cunions gestures, for:
He takes great pleasure when reciting
In walking up and down 3 delighting
His fellow classmates,
While he relates
" That a cocoon is a bumblebee,
And a stripling is a green, young tree!"
Surely, our class would not be the same
without our genial, humorous, but steady
and reliable " Tommie " Roderick.
' P. Hines, '32.
THEIR EXCELLENCIES, THE STUDENT
MILDRED GUDIVA HAGERSTROM, infor-
mally called "Babe" by the class of '32,
is herewith presented to THE LAUREL.
Do we envy her? Not a bit!
She has a fading permanent that goes
well with her ,rounded face and blue eyes
imprisoned by newly acquired spectacles,
which she appears to enjoy. Her flash-
THE LAUREL 33
ing, rainbow-hued frocks make her out-
standing anywhere. " Babe " has a plenti-
ful supply of freckles and a wide smile,
which she puts to practise a lot. CEspe-
cially on the opposite sex.j
" Babe " gets up earlier than most of
us, as she -lives outside the town limits
and rides to school with her father every
morning. Perhaps that 'is why our vision-
ary A's appear so easily on her rank card
instead of ours. Early morning study,
they say, keeps things fresh in one's mind,
and " Babe i' tells us that she studies on
the way to school! Because she lives
very nearly inside the jack-o-Lantern, no
one has so far doubted -that she can dance.
If, reader, 'by any chance you should, go
yourself -and ask her to give you a pretty
proof. She will, never fear!
" Babe 's " more than handy when we
come without our lessons. XIVC never
figured the perplexing problem of what
would 'happen if she did, -or worse still, if
she happened to lose patience! Inquiries
being made for the "All-around" Sopho-
more girl - modern, social, studious,
charming-in short, Personality Plus?
Here 's the reply! " Babe " Hagerstrom!
A. Austin, '32.
ONE of the most loyal and studious
members of the Sophomore Class is
Clifford Norton Oliver, whose reliability
and good judgment have earned for him
the esteem of teachers and students alike,
and incidentally his honorary place in the
He is always punctual, and is seldom ab-
sent, although he has precarious health.
You will see in him a rather tall, spindling
lad, usually well weighted with books, as
it is necessary to keep his center of grav-
ity low, -because of a very " slight aliiic-
tion " of "top-heaviness"! He might
possibly be called the class valet, because
of his readiness to help anyone in a h-ard
subject, like Latin! Although he has
rather severe policies of living, no one
can deny that he is not better for it. We
may characterize him as a studious,
serious, yet joyous person, with many
likable qualitiesg and it is our sincere hope
that that now impeccable rank card may
be one hundred per cent. solid A's just
two years hence.
PV. S. Keene, 132.
OTHER HDISTINCTIVE SOPHS "
The Best Read-C. Oliver.
The Most Collegiate-B. Small.
The Most Musical--E. McGary.
Most Serious-O. McKechnie.
Lazy-Too numerous to mention!
Most Ambitious-M. Hagerstrom.
Tardiest-- S. Keene. '
Close Seconds-I. Craig and M. Mor-
The ,Crookedest--Hodgkins, Morton
Most Talkative-A. Austin.
Our Bashful Pair-The Pillsbury's.
The Most Tactful-L. Leavitt.
The Bluntest--Al Ryan.
Most Emphatic-L. Keith.
The Heartiest Laughers-P. Hines and
The Most Flirtations-M. Morrell and
Independence Personified-Miss Eloise
Indifferent - S. Bonney.
A. Big Bluffer- L. Rackliffe.
Chums--A. Greenwood and L. Keith.
Honest Uncle San1-- fWheelerj.
'Suvbject to Inferiority Complex-F.
Most Masculine--" Tom " Morton.
Most Feminine-J. Berry.
The Highest Grades--C. Oliver.
The Most Moderate-S. Keene.
Shyest Lady--M. Hardy.
Sad and Forlorn- Few exceptions after
Hayshaker - S. Yea-ton.
VVould-be-Flaipper - M. Hinkley.
Would-be-Sheik - R. Morton.
The Most Reverend -- E. Holley.
SOPHOMORE ANIMAL CRACK-ERS
Lucille, the Elephantine.
Holley, the Giraffe.
Our Intelligent Seal--'C. Ol-iver.
Polar Bear Norton+ CC. Whitej.
Kentucky Mule- P. Hines.
Chunky Beaver- M. Hardy.
Wolf Hound Clark.
Buffalo Bill Buccanaan.
Mr. 'Possum Hodgkins.
Puppy Pillsbury QPhilipj.
Polly Parrot Morrell.
Mountain Goats -A. Austin, D. Hogan.
White Mousie Currier.
EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF A TRAMP
APR. 1. Got out of my haystack about
noon. Walked along street trying to get
somethin' to eat. Saw a pocket-book on
sidewalk. Oh Joys! I'd have a chance
to get a cup o' coffee without beggin' fer
it. Went to pick it up and it was jerked
away and some 'kids hollered, " April
Fool." Couldn't get anythin' ter eat so
went back to lhfaystack and went to sleep.
Apr. 2. Woke up about 9:30. Saw a
farmhouse that looked like easy pickin's
and tho't I could get somethin' ter eat.
Nothin' doin'! She sicked th' dog onter
Apr. 3. Went down to station. Hopped
onter a baggage car and got all settled for
ride. Conductor came along and kicked
me out onter. th' rails. I'll take a piller
next time, if I can beg, steal, er find one.
Apr. 4. Woke up sometime between
mornin' 'n' noon. Saw a apple tree 'n'
decided to get a apple. Got ready to reach
up after one. Dog came along and 'before
I could get th' apple he got the seat of my
pants, pocket 'n' all! Went to sleep in old
farmer's barn. Somethin' jabbed me 'n' I
woke up. There stood tthe old farmer his-
self with a pitchfork in his hand. Mad-
der 'n' an old wet hen!
Apr. 5. -Started for town. S-aw a nice
little bungalow wher-e I tried to get some
money for a cup 0' coffee. She said the
coffee I bought was a bit too strong, and
slammed the door in my face. I
Apr. G. Got up in afternoon sometime
'n' felt hungry. Tho't perhaps I could
rustle some grub. Sow a cfhurch with a
sign that said, " Preacher Wanted, see Mr.
Jones." I saw Mr. Jones but he wouldn't
give me the job, said I didn't have the
fear of the Lord.
Apr. 7. Got up when birds were sing-
ing. Saw a barge going downstream. I
got on but was kicked off again.
Apr. 8. Got up and went to 'brook to
get a drink of water. Happened to see a
man as I leaned down to drink and he
looked 'so I didn't want any water.
Walked off into woods, came to another
brookand saw the same man again, so I
thought I'd lay down 'n' sleep it off.
Apr. 9. Woke up 10 130 A. M. Walked
along road 'n' found a pocket-book.
Jumped for 'baggage car 'n' got it.
Train 's headed for Montana. So long,
Illinois. All aboard for Montana. " In
Uhe Big Rock 'Candy Mountains where the
dogs 'have rubber teeth, and hens lay soft-
boiled eggs and handouts grow on trees! "
Goodbye. "Merrily we roll along, roll
along, roll along, o'er the hard steel
rails ! "
L. Williams, '32,
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FRESHMAN CRADLE ROLL
Name Nickname Why 'I
Althea " Peanut " With a shell of shyness
Louise " Squeezer " " Ah - Dean's " favorite pastime!
Arlene V. "Hon" She 's as sweet as-
Frank R. " Runt " For his transparent size
Doris W. " Skip " Her way of treating assignments
Doris L. " Freckles" Once she put them in Grandmother's trunk!
Hazel " Harkey " She is such a big noise!
Kenneth " Gus " The great Gus Edwards!
Frank O. H Half Pint " Because he is so huge
Franklyn " Bay Rum" The scent from afar!
Elena " Leaping Lena " How she can dance!
Elizabeth "Dibby" Just another reference to her childishness!
Vincent " Luellin" Lou, Ellen, and every other girl!
Clinton " Prof" just take a look and see
Stella "Tuggy" We know her line!
Dellfert i' Squirt" He used to beg now he is a whole stream!
Eve yn ' Eve " The rst lady
Ruth " Toot" For her saxaphonic ability
Arlene B. " Pat " One of our Irishmen
Royal " Adam " The first male settler
Euleta A' Ukelele " " Close Harmony " with?
Katherine " K " Just a short-cut
Ethel " E-t " But not eaten!
Betty " Bonny " Preference for Bonny laddies!
Rachel " Ray " One of our rays of sunshine
Sarah " Sally " "Little Sally Saunders,
VV' A U llhgyii :wiv sgedponders ! "
inston " mos p n' n y
Herbert " Mac " Devil ma fcj are!
Orville H Cicero " Chief dignitary of the Latin WVorld
Edwin " Pest " Suits to perfection
Sherman " Sherniie " Mamma's boy!
Philip " Flip " Flip! Flop! Here we go!
Howard " Handsome " His beaming countenance!
FRESHMAN NURSERY RHYME
TEN toiling Freshmen!
As one wrote a rhyme,
A teacher caught sight of itg
So then there were nine.
Nine little Freshmen!
One was always late
For his English classg
So then there were eight.
Eight innocent Freshmen!
Longing to be in l1eav'n,
One fell up the stairs,
And that left seven.
Seven fresh Freshmen!
One in a Hxg-
In just a few hours,
There were only six.
Trying to keep alive!
But one missed a lesson,
And then there were five.
Five timid Freshmen
Standing on the floor!
Then the teacher looked at them,
And there were four.
Four daring Freshmen
Went on a spree!
One rode on the running-board-
And that left three.
Three spleeny Freshmen
Climbing Mt. Blue!
One prophesied a storm,
So that left two.
Two verdant Freshmen,
Sitting in the sun!
One got sunburned,
Then there was one.
One tiny Freshman,
Always out for fun!
But the Sophomores " got " himg
Now there are none.
Euleta Rand, '33
I Bessie Hui, '33
THE LAUREL 37
A FRESHMAN BED-TIME STORY
ONCE upon a time there was a Small
Moody boy, the son of a Taylor and the
nephew of a Hardy Gardner, who tended
furnaces every day. His employer's
daughter was naimed Blanch-Ard. She
was a Gay little girl, but she had a Vile-s
temper. The boy used to tease her and
one day he Stol-t her Gray automo-Beal,
while she was gone on an er-Rand. They
both returned about the same time, and
Blanch said, " You are to Blaxme-y. Bring
it back and Leav-eitt Be-sson, or I will
throw you into one of the babbling
Brooks, and you can 't make the Col-burn
:to-Moreau. And hereafter, if you want
to ride, I'll give you one of our wheel-
Barrows, and maybe your baby sister will
Wheel-er around for you ! "
The iboy grew Huff-y and said, " If you
were a boy, I'd Luce your teeth for
you ! "
Blanch answered, " You give me a
Paine in the neck! Come on, we 'll stage
a Waugh right here! "
The trees Russell-ed and the Robbins
sang merrily, but every Be-saw that they
were angry and did not Love-joy, so they
buzzed about their heads. Blanch and the
boy ran and hid in a Ram's-dell. While
exploring it, they Met-a-calf to whom
they said, "Nick-er-son!" But instead,
the calf bit the boy. Blanch's Gay-ety re-
turned, and she said, " This St-evens our
Waugh!" And so since there were
neither Meis-ner bees around, they went
home and ate Macaroni QMagonij, Rice,
and Berry's for dinner.
Ruth Beal, "33.
Bessie Hujf, '33.
ALAS! THEY allow UP
These " Wimmin "1
" Girls are awful strict. Everything
has got to be just so! "-O. N. G.
" In the Movies! Giggle, tee-hee!"-
" We have to take the rtazzing, but deep
-down in their hearts they like us."-R.
" VVhen girls are young, they always
are thinking of marrying a millionaireg
but when they grow older, they begin to
think that any man is better than none at
all."-K. M. B.
"Rouge, lipstick and the smell! Then
why don't we like them? "-H. N. Mc.
" If I was to pick a girl, I would never
get one that asked me to buy every pretty
dress, hat and coat that she saw in a store
window."-D. IV. ill.
" Pa says I still have a lot to learn about
wimmin! "-D. IV. M.
" Now, Mary, don't you think I'm get-
ting fatter? Do tell the truth! ' I 've sent
for one of those books which tells how
many calories to eat per day, and I'll be
so glad when it comes!"-S. H. E.
" Girls are crazy, everybody knows
that!"-V. L. B.
" I 'm tired of picking up handkerchiefs
dropped accidentally on purpose!"-E.
" Some idea-that the girls must have
the Main room to themselves to say
nothing of every corridor in the building,
while us boys stay down cellar, or roost
on the window-sills outdoors!"--R. B.
"But the FEMALE of the species is more deadly
than the MALE!"
"I don't like their air of superiority,
in fact, they act as if they were little tin
gods on wheels!"-B. R. H.
" Boys are such a care. Hey, Sis, have
you seen my necktie?"-S. F. I.
"These wisecrackers!"-S. A. B.
" This is mine! I bought it!"-H. H.
" Does a gallant escort say, 'Where ya
gonna set?"'-E. L. M.
" Baseball? Sure! Wipe dishes? Aw,
gowan, whatcha' think I am! "-E. M. G.
" Those ishuflling eights! "--E. J. R.
" Well, er-a-VVell, er-a- You
know what I mean- Well, I think that
38 THE LAUREL
mayibe if-perhaps-Well, never mind,
-You wouldn't understand anyway!"-
R. E. B.
" That smooth upper lip! And aren't
they smart with their first shave!"-
E. J. .R.
"Permanents! Slikum! Mirrors and
combs!"-L. S. S.
K'Ahem! The wonders he has per-
formed!"-S. Ill. B.
" They are altogether too willing to get
help from the ever obliging females.
Does it work the other Way? I'll say
not!"-A. R. K.
"I hate to dance with a fella who has a turned-
He is almost sure to tread on my toes.
I dislike a boy who tries to be a swell.
He thinks a lot of himself, which he likes to tell.
I dislike a boy who is too fat,
He usually hasn't much beneath his hat.
I dislike one also who is too lean,
For he is quite apt to be very mean,
And here 's betting your boots,
I '11 not soon find one that suits! "
A. P. R.
Irish Prof. was 'heard to say: "I will
give a quarter to any pupil who can tell
me who the greatest man in history was."
He received replies su-ch as Abraham
Lincoln and George NVashington.
" Saint Patrick," said one little Jewish
" You get the quarter, but I don't see
why you named an Irishman, you being a
"Well," said the Jew, "I knew down
deep in my heart that Moses was but piz-
ness is piznessf'
"Robert," said the teacher, to drive
home the lesson, which was on c'harity and
kindness, "if I saw' a man beating a
donkey and stopped him from doing so,
what virtue would I be showing?"
"Brotherly love," said Bobby promptly.
NOT S0 SLOW
A bashful young fellow went to see his
girl. He happened to have a carnation in
his 'button-hole. lfV'hen he came in the
door she said, "I'll give you a. kiss for
No sooner said then done-but immedi-
ately he picked up 'his hat and started for
the door. She jumped up in alarm and
said, "' lNher1e are you going? "
I-Ie quietly replied, "After more carna-
Sunday School Teacher: Who led the
Childran of Israel into Canaan? Will one
of the small boys answer?
Teacher fcrosslyj: Can no one tell?
Little boy on that scat next to the aisle,
who led the Children of Israel into
Little boy fbadly frightenedj: It
wasn't me. I-I just moved yere f'n1
HEARD IN GENERAL SCIENCE CLASS
Delbert Moody: Mr. Whitney, if a per-
son cannot dance, and he learns how,
would that make a new wrinkle in the
Mr. lfVhitney: No, it would make no
new wrinkle, just blister his feet, that is
A little 'boy enters a -barber shop to get
a hair cut.
Barber: What kind of a hair cut,
Little boy: One like Dad's, with a hole
in the top.
A little boy told his mother that he did
not want any more cold cream put on his
chapped cheeks. The mother asked' the
reason and he said that he was quite apt to
catch cold from the cold cream.
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Wi EET! Q SJ
THE FOOTBALL SQUAD
HE Fates seemed to be completely
against our efforts in football this
year. Practice which should have begun
with the first week of school was retarded
day after day by delayed removal of the
Chautauqua tent. Only five letter men
were retained from last yearls team and
one of these was lost early in the season
due to illness. There was an unusual lack
of interest in the student body and much
difficulty was exfperienced. in getting
enough men out for a full squad. After
repeated efforts, however, enough men
were attained for two complete teams. In
the remaining few days before the first
game Coach Dinsmore developed the boys,
the majority of whom were entirely unex-
perienced, into a team that went to
Brunswick and held a heavier and more
experienced team O-0 until the last minute
of the last quarter when Brunswick man-
aged to score by a long pass.
After the Brunlswrick game school in-
terest took a sudden drop and the team
labored through several games with the
final score "wrong end to ".
The Wilton game was a feature of the
season. Although it was another defeat
for the tea-m it was the greatest victory
for school spirit in the history of F. H. S.
Almost the entire school turned out to
support the team meeting Wilton, this old
r-ival. No one in the parade that marched
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to Hippach Field can ever say that they
do not know what a thrill real school
spirit can bring.
In spite of an adverse season without a
victory F H. S. had a fighting team that
was never beaten until the final whistle
blew. Those who were out for the sport
developed in body, and good sportsman-
ship, which things are the fundamental
purpose of any game.
WITH the opening of school, our
thoughts were turned toward football.
Much to Coach Dinsmore's regret only
fifteen turned out for the first call which
included only seven letter men. The sea-
son was a very poor one, much harm be-
ing done by the " injury jinks", which
handicapped several of our players. VVe
lost all our games, but the boys put up a
good fight under the leadership of one of
the best captains the school has ever
known, Clyde Taylor.
Our first game was with Brunswick.
Although th-ey won the ga-me in the last
three minutes of play our boys did well to
hold them as they did, especially with such
little practice. After being beaten by
Brunswick 6-0 and several other high
schools, many of the boys dropped football
in mid'-season. The task was really too
great for Coach Dinsmore who would not
give up at this stage of the game and con-
tinued the schedule. Three men will be
lost by graduation, but a good season is
looked forward to next year.
Line-up for Football:
Quarter-Back- Roderick and Barrows
" Tommy " and "Vint" 'put up a great
fight for this positiong both played well.
Roderick has tiwo more years and Bar-
rows three, to develop into fine backfield
F ullback -- Taylor
" Rich " gave a fine demonstration of
all around football ability. With two
more years, and the talent he has, " Dick "
will be a headliner in high school football.
"Ike's" interference and ball carrying
was flashy and will 'be greatly missed at
the opening of next year's season, as his
work was a large asset to the team.
Right Half- Callahan
"Jack" finished his third year of foot-
ball ithris season, the last game of which he
made a touchdown.
' Right End-Jackson
Fred's first year out was successful as
he played in a sufficient number of games
to win his letterg one more year out ought
to make " Freddie " a "stellar " end.
Right Tackle-C. Taylor fCaptainj
It seems that .football is a gift in the
Taylor family, as far as the two repre-
sentatives who play for F. H. S. are con-
cerned. Clyde's smashing tackles and his
superb leadership were a great help to the
team. This is Clyde's last year, much to
the regret of the football entihusiasts.
Although " Tom " was forced to drop
football early in the season due to ill
health, the sideliners could easily see as
well as his opponents and team mates,
that he lhad the stuff. " Tom " has one
more year and much is expected of him.
Center - Rackliff
The 130-pound representative of the
Sophomore Class, made his presence felt
in the Livermore game. 'K Rex " has two
more years of football.
Beedy saw action in a number of games
as a substitute center and guard. As
Dwight has two more years, we think he
will surely make good.
" Kemip's " work in the line was a pleas-
ing sight for sore eyes. His tackling was
hard and sure, while his blocking was ex-
cellent. W'ith one more year to go,
"Kem-p" will make a name for himself.
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THE BASKETBALL SQUAD
"Dick's" work in the line was of the
highest order throughout the season. His
tackling in the Brunswick game saved
i Backfield- Buchanan
Due to injuries received "Buck's" first
year out was broken by substitution. An-
other year of experience and " Buck "
will be a good man in the backlield.
" Glen " earned his letter by hard iight-
in-g and tacklingg the coming year will
probably find Hobbs as a regular end.
HE kind of basketball a true athlete
knows is not the kind that fans seeg
the referee tossing the 'ball up from the
centerg a forward taking the tip-off or
the back cutting in for a basket. The bas-
ketball with which he is more familiar is
what is behind all this. He thinks of the
time he put in to develop himself, the co-
operation of the team as well as of the
concentration it takes.
A group of players cannot make a suc-
cessful iteam by merely practising a few
weeks and by knowing the fundamentals
of the game. A team must practice weeks
and weeks together. They must get to
know each other's strong and weak points.
They must get -to be able to think in a sec-
ond whether to pass, dribble or sthoot, and
to act accordingly. They must take note
of their opponents' tactics and figure out
to their best ability what they will do
next. They cannot 'win all the time!
They have to learn to take a beating and
not crab the referee, the other coach or
So we find the things they learn, not
only in basketball but in any other sport,
will help them through life. They learn
the value of coopera-tiong they learn to
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judge their fellowmeng to think accu-
rately and quickly. They learn to obey
orders to the most minute detailg and
above all, they learn to play a game clearly
and squarely though it 'be going against
H. Kempton, '3I.
WITH the first call for basketball early
in December, thirteen reported, of which
four were letter men: Callahan Q-Capt.j,
Roderick, Ryan, and Kempton.
Much time was spent with the incoming
material and fundamentals. The squad
rounded into shape quickly, under the
careful guidance of Coach Dinsmore, and
the boys were ready for the first game
with the Alumni. We won in the over-
time period, the game being close through-
out. Our best game of the season was with
Wilton when we played them at the Abbott
gym. The first period both teams were
slhooting baskets, freely and easily, with
Farmington leading by two baskets at the
end of the first quarter. The second period
both teams tightened up, with Wilton trail-
ing by one point at the end of the half Q16-
1'5j. The side lines were packed as the
players resumed their places on the iioor
for the last half. It was anybody's game
from then on. A minute and a half left
to play with both teams deadlocked, when
Barrows got the ball, dribbled under the
basket, shot and won the game, 36-34.
Several of the games were lost by close
Callahan CCaptainJ and Rackliff .... .... r b
Keene and Pierce ........... ..... . .. lb
Kempton and Paul ............. . c
Ryan and Preston .... .. .. rf
Barrows and Roderick . . .... . . . . lf
" Shermie "
THERE was a boy who had a carg
He was riding down Broadwayg
He pushed the throttle down too farg
A policeman took him away!
R. Gagne, '32.
NEED TWO CLOCKS
Teacher fsternlyj : What makes you
late this morning?
Erring student: Y--you see-there
are eight in our family- .
And-tlie alarm was only set for seven.
Math. teacher: Now we find that x is
equal to zero.
Student: Gee! all that work for
A boy and his teacher were hotly dis-
cussing the merits of a book. Finally the
teadher, herself an author, said to the boy:
" No, John, you can 't appreciate it. You
never wrote a book yourself."
"No," retorted john, " and I never laid
an egg, but I 'm a better judge of an ome-
let than any hen in the State."
A teaciher conducting her pupils through
a museum stopped in front of Rodin's
famous statue, " The Thinker ". She
asked them what they thought he was
" Oh! I know," replied one little boy.
" He 's been swimming and can 't remem-
ber where he put his clothes."
One day when Albert brought his rank
card home, lhis father asked, " Albert, why
are you always at the bottom of your
Albert thought a moment, then said,
" Why, Father, they teach the same things
at both ends."
How are you getting along in t-he typing
Fine! I can make twenty mistakes a
Teacher: Try this sentence--" Take
the cow out of tihe lot." What mood?
Pupil: The cow.
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YE MERRIE STENO'S CLUB
YE MERRIE STENO'5 CLUB
HE Ye Merrie Sten0's Club was
formed in 1927 under the leadership
of Miss Opal Webber. It continued under
her leadership until the fall of 1929. Miss
Ida Moore became its leader at this time.
The Ye Merrie Steno's Club was formed
to work for the advancement and promo-
tion of its members.
A food sale and supper have been held
by the Club this year. This money, to-
gether -with the monthly dues of the mem-
bers, is to go towards financing the Short-
hand and Typewriting Contests.
Many students have won awards and
much interest has been shown. An inter-
class contest has fbeen held. Miss Vivian
Russell, the winner, received a beautiful
silver cup. The County Contest is to be
held May 3, the State Contest May 24, at
The students of the Commercial Depart-
ment are editing their annual year book
which shows the work being done in the
The oiiicers for the present year are:
President .................. Raymond Berry
Vice-President .. ... Frances Wright
Secretary ........... Vivian Russell
Treasurer ................. Rosabelle Parker
The students of the Commercial De-
partment take this opportunity to thank
our leader, Miss Ida Moore, and everyone
who has helped to make this a successful
year for the Ye Merrie Steno's Club.
u Al u
AL RYAN is a loyal pal, full of laughs and grins,
And of course like everyone, she has her out's
Her halir is brown, and wavy too,
Her eyes are of the deepest blueg
If you should see her on the street,
She 'd n-ot high-hat you if you meet.
And now I've done my bit-Beware!
Someone else will take the chair.
E. McGary, '3z.
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THE GLEE CLUB
HE Glee Club is one of t'he most
popular clubs in Farmington High
The oiiicers are:
President ............... Dorothea Hodgkins
Vice-President ................. Beryl Flood
Secretary and Treasurer ...... Christine Luce
The club has worked very hard this
year along the musical line. There are
not as many members as there were at first
but irt is quality not quantity which counts.
The concert given by them and the
orchestra greatly pleased those who at-
tended and much credit should be given to
Miss Perklins who devoted much time to
its success. Those who were in it are,
also, to be congratulated.
They are starting now on the annual
operetta which is always a success both
financially and socially. It is " Up in the
Air ", a delightful musical comedy.
There are several new members from
the Freshman Class who are quite an addi-
tion and it is hoped and expected that they
will help take the place of those Seniors
whom the club regrets very much having'
T C. Luce, '3I.
Tommy: Grandma, can you help me
with this problem?
Grandma: I could, but do you think it
would be right?
Tommy: No, I don't suppose so, but
you might have a shot at it and see.
C. N. O.
THE name of the person I'm writing about,
You can easily guess, without a doubtg
He 's scholarly in appearance, and Oh!
What does that rank card of his not show?
He never gets less than "A" each timeg
I certalinly wish that his brains were mine.
I haven't a doubt that he 'll get many a prize,
And to scholarly heights he 's bound to rise!
E. McGary, '32.
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"A PRINCE TO ORDER"
"A PRINCE T0 ORDER"
HEVX7 ! 'how glad I am I procured
a reserved seat. This theatre is
crowded! QAside to usher.j Yes, thank
you, I have a program. Ah, a delightful
title, "A Prince to Order ", with the en-
tire cast composed of Seniors.
Maxine Cook-Miss Simmons, a newspaper
Dorothy Haines-Clarita Yarmouth, a modern
Ernestine Small-Charlotte Kane, typical mod-
Olive VVhitney-Caroline, colored Mamrny
Gordon Bragg-"Abe" Silverstein, president
of a Film Co.
Raymond Berry-Larry Upton, modern youth
Adrie Barrows--Granny, a sweet, but sharp
Florence Adams-Mrs. Vlfillings, self-sacrilic-
Clyde Taylor-Bill Willings, The Prince, at-
tractive but lazy football hero
Ruth NVeymouth- Norma, a Rapper
Dorothea Hodgkins-Jean Claibourne, sweet
The curtain rises!
The play advances with so much realism
and portraying of characters I feel my-
self living the plot.
Mrs. Vifillrings, an indulgent mother, be-
lieves in spoiling her children, Norma and
Bill. Granny, who doesn't encourage
laziness, disapproves of her attitude. Bill
has just graduated from Yale the June
previous but Norma is still in school.
Bill, conceited and lazy, awaits his big
opportunity in life. Granny fumes about
The girl next door, jean, who has al-
ways been in love W-ith Bill and Bill with
her, decides to break her engagement be-
cause of Bill's willingness to rest. She
confides in Granny. Granny encourages
Jean to make Bill jealous and belittle him.
jean tries 'but a quarrel takes place and
the engagement is broken.
Clarita, a school-mate of Norma's,
comes to visit. Immediately she tells him
of his amazing resemblance to the real
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Prince. Clarita's infiuence over Bill in-
creases. She thinks she has fallen in love
wi-th Bill. Coming from a wealthy family
she acquires a position for Bill in playing
the double of the Prince in a movie film.
By Granny's craftiness and J'ean's co-
iiperahion in furnishing another Prince,
Bill is left without a job. Also his high
ambitions are sfhattered. Clarita departs
from the Willings home, her dreams of
Bill's future suddenly broken.
True love brings Jean and Bill together
again and Bill decides to take up his
mother's place in the office.
Amidst the rush of people to congratu-
late the actors I make my way to the door.
Pat went into the post-office to see if
there were any mail for him. On seeing
the postmaster he said, " Is there any mail
for me? "
The postmaster replied, " What 's your
Pat thought this was rather personal
and said, " That 's none of your business."
A little boy was eating an apple and his
mother said to him: " Son, look out for
The son replied: "When I eat apples
the worms look out for themselves."
Mother: Anne! I thought I told you
not to sit in Bob's lap last night.
Sweet Young Thing: Mama dear!
you told me if he got sentimental to sit
Mother to small son: Tommy, if you
don't mind, I shall spank you.
Tommy, quickly: But, Mother, I do
Teacher to Johnnie: Where was the
Declaration of Independence signed?
Johnnie: It was signed at the bottom.
Father: I 've ten minds not to sign that
report, Johnny, because you haven't
passed in half your studies.
Son: It ain't my fault if I ain't as
smart as the rest.
Father: Why isn't it?
Son: You Aforget, Dad, flooking re-
proachfully at his fatherj that the other
kids have awfully bright parents.
GETTING INTO HIGH
Teacher to seven-year-old: So you have
broken off a tooth, have you? How did
you do it?
'Seven-year-old: Oh, shifting' gears on
Teacher: What is the mechanical ad-
vantage in 'having a pump with a long
Freshman: So you can have someone to
help you pump.
" I 'm sorry to hear," said Mother,
" that my son is at the foot of tihe class."
" It 's not my fault," said Bobby. " The
guy who 's always at the bottom is home
Teacher: Why are you always late to
Pupil: Because of a sign I have to pass
on my way which says, " School ahead-
Go slow! "
" Mr. Adams," asked the teacher of the
Freshman class, "what three words are
used most among high school students?"
" I don't know," said the student.
"Correct," replied the teacher.
Son: Daddy, can you sign with your
Dad: Wliy, yes, 1Son, I am very good
Son: Well, then sign my report card.
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HE Orchestra is fast progressing
under the excellent leadership of
Miss Perkins. This is her second year
with the orchestra and the improvements
which have been made in this organiza-
tion can be clearly seen. Through the in-
fluence of Miss Perkins and the coopera-
tion of certain students, we now have a
bass violin, two cellos, and in a short time
there wiill 'be three saxaphones. There
are a few students who are now studying
so that they can be in the orchestra next
It 'has been a point this year to get ex-
pression as well as notation in the music
and it is felt that this has been accom-
At present there are about twenty-five
members in the orchestra. If the class of
'34 has as many musicians in it as has the
class of '33 the membership will no doubt
be raised to thirty as there are only three
or four memlbers graduating this year.
The orchestra has played for all the
school activities this year including the
Fair, Debate and School Play. Plans
have been made for the orchestra, with a
few changes in players, to play for the an-
nual Operetta. The change in players
will be necessary because some of the
members have leading parts in the
The places of the players that gradu-
ated last june have been filled by the
younger students in the schoolg of course,
they have not had the experience -but on
the whole they are doing excellent work.
S. Ross, '3I.
"Remember," said Hubby to his wife
on the back seat, "Lindbergh flew from
New York to Paris without any aid from
the back seat." 1
Little Boy: My old man has fed his
hens on saw-dust all winter, and now they
have begun to lay knot-holes.
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THE DRAMATIC CLUB
THE DRAMATIC CLUB
HE Dramatic Club was first formed
in this high sc'hool in 1928 under the
leadershipalof Miss Leota Witnier, the
English instructor. During the first year
of its existence the clubwmade notable
progress and came to be looked upon as a
worthwhile institution. ' Y -
In the fall of 1929 Miss Iva Seeley be-
came our leader with Mrs. Bryant as
critic and honorary member. Miss Seeley
is very interested in the dramatic society
and has done a great deal to make it an
organization that F. H. S. may well be
proud of. The club consists of twenty-
five members with the officers as follows:
Prmvideilt ..................... Clyde Taylor
V ice-President . . . . ...... Helen Gould
Secretary ..... .... D orothea Hodgkins
Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frances Weathern
This year we voted to meet the first
Monday of every month instead of each
week. In this way we are able to spend
more time in preparation of programs'
that will be both entertaining and in-
structive. At one meeting the members
of the " Ye Merrie Steno's " vwereipresent,
and our club in turn was invited to their
meeting. - A ""
The pins selected by the members are
most attractive and suitable emblems for
the Dramatic Clulb.
I Next year we want the members to be
able to say that they' have progressed a
little farther beyond our efforts as we feel'
-we have achieved under the precedent of
those who founded the society.
H. Gould, '30,
Ma: jimmy, your teacher complains
tfhat you are always late.
Jimmy: It isn't my fault, Ma, they al-
ways ring the bell before I get there.
Verdant Freshman: I have a cold or
something in my head.
Professor: Undoubtedly a cold.
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PROFESSOR HAR'-0W'S Wm earnest debate. Again the conversation
U ES he does." drifted in. " Well, all right. I will prove
" Why, of course he doesn't."
" Well he does."
" I can 't believe it."
"VVell he does and I can prove it."
" You 'll have to prove it before I 'll be-
lieve it." '
As Beverly strolled along the'corridor
the preceding conversation drifted in thru
the open windowv. Who could be talking?
The voices- sounded familar. She walked
over to the window and looked out. Could
she be seeing aright? Yes, there stood
Miss Sophie and Miss Turningham in
to you at the coming Ha1lowe'en Party
that Professor Harloqw does wear a wig! "
Beverly nearly fell over backwards. Of
all the subjects for two teachers to discuss.
Well, teachers will be teachersg and Bev-
erly walked on to the library thinking no
more of the conversation that she had
Preparations ,were started for the annual
Hallowe'en Party. Never before in the
history of the Leavitt Look Prep. School
had there been so much excitement and
interest. Rumor stated that the stunts
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alone :were enough to make one's hair
stand on end, -but of course this was only
This year everyone, including the
faculty, was to come in costume. Great
was the excitement the day before the
At last the night of the party arrived.
Vincient Brown called for Beverly at her
home. Now Beverly had remembered the
conversation which she had overheard
and, lwanting to have some fun, had plan-
ned a scheme Which, if all went well,
would provide a laugh f-or all. She had
found out how Professor Harlow :was to
be dressed. She had Vincient dress in a
costume as near like Prof. I-Iarlow's as
possible. She herself secured a costume
like Miss Sophie's. VVhen they arrived
at the Party the first thing Beverly did
was to spot Prof. Harlow. This was easy
as there 'was only one dressed like Vincient
and even if Prof. Harlow had been dressed
as Santa Claus or George Washington his
voice alone would have given him away.
Easy as it was to spot Prof. Harlow it
was no easy matter to keep an eye on him.
First he swas here, now there and then out
of siglht. There seemed to be a lull in the
program, the time just before refresh-
ments when all the games had been played
and no one knew just what to do. It was
the time now for Beverly to act. Posing
as Miss Sophie she started the game
" Take it and run ". In this game the one
who :was " it " grabbed something from
some one of the players and ran. The
player who had something taken was to
chaselthe runner. Several times this was
done until at last, having been given the
wink 'by Beverly, Vincient goes up to Prof.
Harlow and grabs his cap taking care to
get a generous share of hair in his grip.
Lo! and Behold! off comes the cap, wig
and -all, revealing a nice shiny bald head.
Amid the laughter and confusion that
followed, three people, namely Beverly,
Vincient, and Prof. Harlow, took French
A few days later as Beverly strolled
through the corridor she heard voices
from within Miss Sopl1ie's room. Listen-
ing carefully she heard the following con-
versation, " But Miss Turningham really
it was not I that started the game and I
know nothing of the person that grabbed
Prof. Harlow's wig. I realize that it does
look as though I were the one who planned
the joke, but truthfully I had nothing to do
'with it ".
" Oh! VVhy bother to explain Miss
Sophie, all I care is that you really proved
to me that Prof. Harlow does wear a wig."
Slipping away Beverly murmurs, " Well,
that's that! "
O. IfVhituey, "30.
N the future man-y radical changes are
sure to come. In the past twenty
years things have occurred which were
then deemed impossible.
Even now, scientists are working on a
rocket which they plan to send to the
moon. This probably will turn out to be
the forerunner of large rocket ships which
will carry passengers and cargo between
distant points on the earth or even between
the different planets in the solar system.
Of course these rocketapowered slhi-ps
will in turn be succeeded by other ships
which will use other means of propulsion.
For instance, someone may discover a ray
which :will repulse itself from a larger
body. 'Several of these nay projectors
could be set up on board a space ship. By
turning on the- repulsion ray, which would
tend to separate the two bodies, the ship
would shoot into the atmosphere, it being
lighter than the earth. If it should be
trained on some object smaller than the
ship the ship would stand still and the
other object -would go Hying off into space
as long as the ray was focused on it. Of
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course, as soon as it reached the vacuum
of space, all that would be necessary would
be thrusts" against other planets so as to
keep the space ship on the correct course.
' Bykeeping a strong ray of this kind on
a planet a great speed could be maintained
as long as the ship kept away from the
atmospheres of other planets. It would be
safe to say that one could 'reach aispeed of
between 2,000,000 and 5,000,000 miles an
hour. Some of the planets lie at such a
great distance that it :would take a long
time even at this rate of speed to reach
Another possibility would be a gravity
nullifier. That is a machine which would
insulate against tl1e earth's gravity. This
could be done by charging the hull of a
liner with some sort of electrical impulse
which would counteract the pull of the
Time traveling lwould be another thing
which would make its discoverer famous.
When things happened in the past air
vibrations must have been set. These vi-
brations like the ripples on a pond keep
spreading out until they reach the limits of
the pond in which they are made. The
ether is endless, however, so the air vibra-
tions would never end though in time they
would be a great :way oFf. These air vibra-
tions could 'be picked out of the ether and
transformed back to their original form on
a screen. This -would take years of ex-
perimenting but, as you can see, is possible.
As the population of the earth increases
there will be less space to raise food for
the people. As a result of this scientists
will get busy and make synthetic food in
the form of highly concentrated food tab-
lets. By eating or drinking a couple of
these small tablets one would get all the
nourishment that he ordinarily would get
out of a regular meal. His stomach would
not be needed any more to the extent that
it formerly was and would shrink until
there would be scarcely one at all.
'These are only a few of the magniticant
possibilities in the fu-ture.
L. Argyle, -'3I.
CAn Interesting Chapter from My Lifej
AST summer my numerous family
A resided in a camp at Clear Water
Pond. It is a large camp painted red and
has a spacious piazza running the whole
length of the camp. I dou'bt very much if
anyone has had the privilege of going by
the camp without seeing a flock of merry
children either in the water, on the piazza
playing 'basketball fwith a wwater ballj or
out in an old red motor-boat.
I must pause now to tell you about that
famous boat. It is an old saltawater boat,
flat at both ends and painted red with an
engine in the center. It is impossible to
tip it over and so we go everywhere it is
possible on the pond. It was purchased by
my father during the last summer season,
so it has been a fascinating novelty to us
all. We are sometimes seen trying to
make it go and at others chugging along at
the very highest speed and singing so that
the noise would awwaken even " old Rip "
himself. We all run the boat and use
more gas in a week than my father does
in his car. The people of Allen's Mills
hold their breaths when they see us come
sailing into the break-water at top speed.
Ours is the only boat on the pond which
does not stop the engine outside the break-
:water and bother to row in. It has the
famous name of "Mud-turtle", although
I know of only one fast rower who could
keep up with her. It is useful as well,
for Ol'lC6llW'C towed a raft from the village
to a camp. p
l People wonder how we escape alive
when we paddle a typsy raft out into the
middle of the pond and stand on first one
end and then the other until it finally turns
completely over. The secret is' very
simple-shall I tell you? We can all
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swim. Once while tipping the raft over,
one of our friends fell over and put his
"dentes" into my uncle's forehead. It
struck us so funny that we had all we
could do to hold ourselves up. It didn't,
by the way, seem so humorous to those
concerned. Open warfare was 'waged to
see which-should stay on the raft the long-
est, and 'at the same time put others off.
When in real desperation, we most always
all fall off. . . ' ,
With great effort on our part we took
an old board and by putting rocks on one
end made it into a diving board coming
several feet over the water and verv
"springy". At Hrst I did not dare to
dive from it, but finally the thought of
being called a "Scarecrow" compelled me
to dive, and after one or two bumps on the
head I learned to make a very successful
The biggest event of the season came
off in the grand competition for family
championship. VVe could be champions
of the following things: CU Swimming,
C21 Under-water swimming, f3j Float-
ing, Q-lj Diving and Belly Whackering.
The last named is going off the diving
'board and landing on the stomach with a
painful, resounding smack. My sister
won this easily as she was the only one
uwho cared to compete in any way for it.
I, being the eldest, felt it my duty to win
all the championships fexcept the above
describedj. I carried the swimming
easily. Competition was certainly keen
though in under-water swimming and div-
ing, as my brother and I are equally good
in each. I :won out' after a struggle in
diving and l1e in under-water swimming.
A neighbor of ours surpassed us both in
under-water swimming 'but Brother and I
intend to go back next year and beat him.
A queer little game called "pig" sent
us into gales of laughter and a surf-board
hitched to a motor-boat gave me thrills
not often experienced in a speeding trip
across the pond. Once a hydroplane
landed on the pond and in our eagerness to
see it we came near having an accident.
My youngest brother :was steering and
forgot all about direction in gazing at the
plane. We came near crashing into the
plane, but by stooping passed under the
wing with an inch to spare.
One early morning I was awakened by
the cries of a drowning person out in the
middle of the lake. I sprang from my
bed and rushed down to the shore to be-
hold, to my astonishment, live loons!
This was my 'first and rather alarming in-
troduction to the loon call. The loons
stayed in our cove all summer and I
learned much of 'their ways and beauty
heretofore unknown. They dived and
came up in sudden, unexpected places, and
as a result exciting guessing games en-
sued as to where a certain loon would
come up. Having guessed twice correctly
I told myself proudly that I knew the
ways of a loon perfectly. The next tive
or ten times I 'los-tttrack completely and
guessed incorrectly. It delights us to hear
a loon answer to our imitation call, though
for my part, I think it sounds more like a
wild Indian call. '
The sunsets are beyond description of
mortal -tongue or pen, and I think God's
beauty was never revealed to a greater de-
gree of perfection than in that place of
my abode. Do you -wonder that I look
forward to old summer's coming with im-
patience and fond memories of the past?
Anna Austinr, '32,
ESSAY ON ICE
CE is a beautiful work of nature. Ice
is a wonderful commodity, a useful
commodity in every man's life. Although
ice is almost the reverse of fire, it com-
pares favorably with fire in that it is a
terrible thing :when it overcomes its mas-
While man remains m-aster, ice is like
an obedient dog, ready to do its duty at all
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times. Like the bulldog, it carefully
watches and stands guard over perishable
foods against the marauder, decay. Its
strong jaws and grip are concealed in cold
water and low temperature. But, only as
the mascot will work :with proper care and
treatment, so will ice fail to be and fail
to function unless given proper care and
protection during its life.
Like the great shepherd that gives the
tiny tot gentle rides and plays gently with
him while the little tot is careful, ice will
give gentle amusement if the one amused
is careful. But :when the little one gets
careless he gets hurt. In the same way
ice allows none who are careless to go un-
Again, ice may be compared to the coast
guard, watching continually to keep man
and ibeast from the terrible water while
using the great vwaterways. So does ice
allow one to use the waterways safely
during the winter months. Where the
ice is thin it is like 'the treacherous, roar-
ing water itself, which renders great aid
fw'hile man is master, but is a cruel master
when it overcomes man.
Wherever ice is to be found, it is al-
ways as willing to cause damage as to aid
man in his tasks. From the treacherous
deathatrap on the river to the ice covered
streets and sidewalks it proves a terrible
And like the Sirens who have voices un-
surpassed in beauty of tone but hearts
filled with malice, ice, :With its malicious
nature, 'has enchanting beauty which
greatly appeals to the eye. If one has
ever seen the sun shine upon beautiful
birches bent down with broken hearts
un-der the triumphant laden of vicious ice,
one can never deny that ice is beautiful
but malicious. Beaming, shining, spark-
ling with its majestic glory. Ah-it
takes li-ttle imagination to see magnificent
growths of birdhes, flashing :with glorious
splendor under the rays of the sun on a
beautiful, frosty, mid-winter morn. But,
though it be a beautiful, magnificent sight,
how sad a scene. For when the monarch
is finally overcome by its enemy, the sun,
how pitiful it is to see the mourning
creatures, bowed iwith ihumility, broken-
hearted-the work of man-y years un-
done, the hopes of a life-time blasted, the
career of a beautiful, youthful birchen
tree crowned with disaster by a Siren!
Unhappy day! Would that man could
ma-ster weather. For after all, weather is
the great monarch, and ice, rain, snow,
wind, and all the allies are but its crew,
its subjects. Conquer weather and you
conquer the greatest of all factors of com-
fort and happiness or the reverse.
Ice may be portrayed in another way as
a demon arrayed in deceptive splendor,
lurking in unsuspected places, and always
ready to crush a career while it predomi-
nates. But :with man the victor it is a
wonderful bondman, serving as a health
preserver, a medium of transportation,
and even as an entertaining host.
D. Averill, '30,
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A LADY OF QUEEN
LIZABETH awoke about -ten in the
morning. Glancing at a nearby
clock she sighed, " How terribly early! '
At these few words a maid stepped
through the door. " Move that chair to a
more suitable position." The maid hastily
went to comply. "No-yes--well-let
me think." After a pause she said, "Do
try it over there by tha-t window. Oh,
that 's terrible. Try and think of a decent
position yourself.-" Then there followed
a series of maneuvers after which the
offending chair was set in nearly all the
different positions in the room. " Oh take
it out altogether. Bring it back. Why
haven't you thought to put it there?" in-
dicating the original position. " Play on
Let us for a few moments go back to
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the time of Queen Anne and sit in the
same room which has been the scene of
the trouble with the chair. Soft, tender
chords from the harp linger a moment in
the -room and then float sweetly away.
Now and then the maid sings in a beauti-
ful voice the words of -some old folk song
probably known from her girlhood. Once
in a while there comes into this beauty a
sharp fault-finding voice or a word of
praise. We notice first the actor in the
scene, the maid. She is about eighteen or
twenty. She is enduring this fault-iinding
woman for scanty :wages with which to
help her father who has been unmerci-
fully cheated 'by some nobleman. Even
these wages sometimes fail to appear if
any gambling debts to
around the room. Ev-
her mistress has
pay. We glance
erywhere we see the stately Queen Anne
type of furniture but for all that it is not
a room in which 'we would wish to enter-
tain a guest. '
But most of all we are attracted by the
figure in the bed. She looks older than a
modern woman of fifty yet she is only
abou-t thirty. Her hair is lifeless, her
complexion sall'ow and there seems to be
no vitality at all in her. She liesthere
with a bored, cynical expression. She has
a look of insincerity.
About noon she says, " Bring me my
dressing gown." Thereupon the maid dis-
appears, in a few' minutes returning with
about twelve of varying colors and de-
signs. There follows about a half hour of
deciding. A servant appears with a
breakfast tray. Elizabeth partially tastes
of everything and then sends it from her.
The rest of the afternoon she spends in
dressing. Each thing, and there are
many, must be picked from a variety.
Thirty pair of white stockings fwe gather
from this she has recently been quite suc-
cessful in gamfblingj, twelve of pink and
five of black are brought for her inspec-
tion. All the fwlhite stockings are practi-
callyalike but the difference of a thread
discussed. Last but
must be carefully
not least comes the selection of the gown
A bewildering array is
for the day.
brought in. Gowns of every hue, possible
are about the room.
style and material
Among these Elizabeth walks trying to
decide. Here is one of silk, her newest.
She has never worn it. It has been half a
year now since she went to churchg she
will keep it and go next Sunday. Sihe de-
cides upon one at last but this is not the
last of her toilet. A patch must be put
on. There follows a half hour of shift-
ing, turning and deciding. It is put on
her right cheek bone.
" Bring me my embroidery." She
works about ten minutes doing a flower
stem on a handkerchief. " What glaring
colors they do have. My eyes ache, my
head aches, my fingers ache. I must put
this by until another day. Bring me my
book." She reads a few chapters of
"Aurengzebe". A tray of food is
brought in. Tasting it in the same way
as her breakfast, she sends it from her.
She calls for her carriage. It is noiw
early evening. Elizabeth drives all over
London during the evening. On the Mall
she notices His Majesty with the Queen.
He is the only one of the upper class that
ever sees his wife every day. Eliza-beth
notices, also, her fhusband sauntering idly
along. "Ah! I never saw that suit be-
fore. He must have won last night."
She gives orders to her driver to go
home, since she has forgotten her fan for
the evening. On her way she notices a
lovely one in the window of a 'fashionable
shop. Her maid gets it for her, expensive
though it is. If she has the money she
will pay for it, if not let the debt go. At
home she looks over her numerous collec-
tion. She finally picks her latest acquisi-
tion. The remainder of the day and until
midnight she spends at card playing and
- She enters the card room idly manipu-
lating her fan. She joins a group of
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women talking about fashions and the
latest attentions of some rapid beau. Soon
they drift toward the card tables. None
of their past talk has been sincere and
none of it-is now. 'Women flirt their fans
while the beaux idly talk to them.
Elizabeth tonight has one of the most
sought after beaux of London at her table.
"How glad I am that I bought this fan."
But this is her only luck. She gambles
high and loses. She tries to regain this
but she keeps on losing. Her debt be-
comes large and she knows that the only
way she can pay it is by selling her
clothes. Tomorrow she 'will be without
anything but the bare necessities of dress,
but a gambling debt must be paid. She
can let the bill for 'her fan go, her 1naid's
wages, all her servants' :wages Calthough
one is a widow supporting two childrenj,
but that debt must be -paid.
She goes sadly home, hoping for better
luck the next evening. Let 's hope she
Mary Otis, '3.r.
CROSS BAR HOTEL
ROSS BAR HOTEL is an exceed-
ingly popular boarding place this
winter. It 'has twenty regular boarders,
all of whom will sojourn here until spring
and the majority will stay after. To
prove to you that its popularity is not
diminishing or dwindling three new com-
ers ftwo drunks and a thiefj were re-
ceived at the Cross Bar last night.
The work is easy, the hours being eight
to eleven and one to four " pushing the
buck sanw! " A new electric wood sawing
machine has been installed to make the
delivery of wood more eliicient. But do
not be misled into thinking that work is
o'er, for there is still the kitchen boy who
" peels spuds" and other vegetables, mops
floors three times a week and sweeps the
house each day. There is also a janitor
for the Court House whose lwork is to
keep a fire during the winter months,
scrub floors, 'polish -the banister, dust the
offices,-wash windows three or four times
a year, wind the toswn clock twice a week
and keep the sidewalks clean.
Meals are-:regular with breakfast served
at quarter past seven, dinner at twelve
and supper at Eve-fifteen sharp. The food
is wholesome and there is always plenty
of it. fSome of fthe heartiest eat as much
as a loaf of bread a day.j Below is a
week's menu at the Cross Bar Hotel.
BREAKFAST DINNER Sumuzk
Baked Beans Pea Soup or Chop Suey Bread
Bread 1 Bread Syrup
Tea Tea Tea
Oatmeal Pot Roast Bread
Bread Potatoes or Butter
Tea Boiled Dinner Tea
Corn Flakes Vegetable Soup Bread
Bread Bread Syrup
Tea Tea Tea
Vegetable Soup Baked Beans Bread
Bread Indian or Butter
Tea Chocolate Pudding Tea
Beans Fish Bread
Bread Potatoes Syrup
Tea Gravy Tea
Oatmeal Pot Roast or Bread
Bread Hot Dogs Syrup
Tea Gravy Tea
Corn Flakes Baked Beans Bread
Bread Apple, Mince or Butter
Tea Pumpkin Pie Tea
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Chicken Mashed Potatoes
Roast Pork Mashed Potatoes
Apples Pop Corn
Food is served in bread tins, and is
passed through a slide to a waiter who
serves it. Sometimes if they are smart
and sly enough they get two pans, upon
which occasion the offender is penalized
with maybe an exftra day.
The rooms are heated, the beds are
clean and soft, and sleep assured for the
lights are out at eight-thirty. The use of
the bath tub is regulated so all may bathe
at least once a week, oftener if desired.
Writing materials and clothes are fur-
nished at request. Newspapers, fruit and
candy are available for purchase.
Doctor "John", the hotel physician,
successfully administers to petty ills such
as over-eating and a racing pulse, the re-
sult of a hunk of chewed tobacco placed
behind the ear. His treatment is to give
"Mellin's Food " especially "prepared for
babies " until the pulse calms down.
If you wish to obtain admittance to this
well known hostelry become a- bootlegger,
a consumer of "alkie" or "hooch", a
forger, thief, vagrant, or violate any laiw
and Sheriff " Willis " or his deputies will
obtain a place for you in the now popular
Cross Bar. "Judge Sumner P." will give
you your reservations which may vary,
according to the offense, from fifteen days
to one year at the " Cross Bar! "
Last but not least, when entering you
will be greeted by a laughing, curious
bunch and fthe placard, " Welcome Inn ",
facetiously fashioned by E former iway-
Laura Leavitt, '32.
A FANTASY P
HE old staiirs groaned a hastily sup-
pressed warninggn it was certainly a
comfort to know you had a friendteven
though it were only a staircase.
She turned over on her side feigning
sleep. The intruder softly opened and
closed fthe door. He scrutinized her for a
minute warily, then moving softly along
in the shadow of the :wall he reached the
partly open door on the farther side of
the room. But just as his hand grasped
the sought for goal, the handle of the door,
a clear sweet voice rang out the dreaded
command. ' -P
" Stop, or I'll shoot! "
The man's hand' dropped listlessly to
his side. He turned, looked at her a
moment and then walked slowly over to a
small' gray rocking chair before the one
meager window. He looked at it a min-
ute, tested its strength, and being satisfied
that it would not collapse, he sank wearily
into its feathered ihollow. He wiggled
around a lit-tle so to rest comfortably and
when satisfied in' that, he stuffed h-is
hands nonchalantly into his pockets
turned his unperturbed -gaze upon the
" Well, you seem to be taking your time
about the matter."
"Don't you ever get angry, excited or
upset over anything?"
" Um -, sometimes "- '
" You don't seem to be very much upset
over being caught in such' a disgraceful
act. Aren't you?"
Still gazing at her unmoved. 1' I see no
use in getting upset. Fm caught aren't
I ? ll
" Well, I should think you would do
something about it."
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" And I should think you would be
ashamed of yourself, break-ing into a re-
spectable girl's room."
if .i !7
" For heaven's sake, don't you ever say
" My dear young lady, didn't you know
that little boys and girls never speak until
" Yes, I do, but -it seems to me that I
have been speaking to you for the last
fifteen minutes and you haven't said any-
"Do not misunderstand me, I 'was not
referring to myself. But -since you have
brought the martter up, I fail to remember
your asking me but two questions and I
very graciously answered those. The rest
of the time you were very impol-itely ex-
pressing your thought aloud."
" Well, of all the--"
" Nerve, quite right, quite right."
" Nevertheless I think it only right -see-
ing that you are here, to tell me why you
have so unceremoniously broken into my
"And I see no reason why you should
make this any worse. I most certainly did
not break into your room. I walked
through two unlocked doors. And what
is more I do not Hatter myself that you
would be interested in knowing my motive
in coming here."
" Oh, but I believe I should like to
" Well, I am not going to tell you."
Cl -1 Il
" Well, this little bell, putting her linger
on a small red button at the head of the
bed, will call the hwo men of the house to
my assistance." A
" Really? "
" Yes, really? Now will you tell me?"
H --' !l
"Because I do not think you would be
interested in hearing a thing you would
not have any interest in."
, " On the contrary, I am interested.
Please tell me-"
" All right," a little bit sulkfily.
" I was once a very lucky many had ev-
erything I lwanted, and more than I
needed. But I drank and lost them all.
That is my story."
" But you haven't told me why you have
"-No. That ls right, I haven't. I heard
some news of my losses so I came to in-
Gray eyes looked into blue. The blue
were bnimming over with suppressed
laughter and tears.
At last the girl spoke, with a funny lit-
tle tinkling laugh.
" You are -still the same old Jack,
" Am I?"
" Yes, and I think I still could get quite
provoked with you."
If rn T n '
"Jack, you came to steal a glimpse of
Ricky, didn't you?" ,
" Yes -- "
" Well, funny boy, may I come too? "
Alice Ryan, '32.
MERCHANT OF VENICE
Act I-Scene 2 I l
ITH apologies to Shakespeare,
Anna Austin and Mildred Hager-
strom converse on suitors in the present
Portia: Dear me, Nerissa, I am sick of
all this fuss over my future husband.
Nerissa: I don't doubt it,-but still
you 're rwell off.
Portia: Well said,-O mel I can 't
choose whom I want or refuse whom I
wish. Don't you think 'it's hard on me,
Nerissa, when I can neither Choose or re-
Nerissa: It certainly is, but I don't
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think you 're so bad off as you think for.
God will certainly take pity upon your
sad -plight and give you a good husband
from the lottery.
Por-tia: Name them over, Nerissa, and
I'll tell you what I think of them.
Nerissa: How about Prince Roderick?
Portia: I don't think much of lhim, all
he thinks of is Football and how he can
kick the ball higher than any man on the
Nerissa: Then there is Professor Oli-
ver. How about him?
Portia: All he does is study and read
books! What a bore that would be to me!
I had rather be married to a death's head
with a bone in his mouth than to either
of these! God defend me from these two!
Ner-issa: What say you to Monsieur
Portia: O, he is the other Uwo com-
bined. If I married him I would marry a
thousand husbands. He is like everyone
else only one hundred degrees worse.
Nerissa: -How about the young sheik
from Farmington, Wellman?
Portia: I can 't understand him. He 's
too much for me with his outlandish
clothes, and airy ways. For the life of me
I can't comprehend that pink shirt and
red necktie-and the curls! It 's my
private opinion he 's just had a perma-
'Nerissaz What about his Temple
neighbor - young Hodgkins?
Port-ia: Well, at least I admire 'him
for giving young Wellman a box in the
ear and setting that wave out of order.
He 's nothing special, though.
Nerissa: How like you the young Ger-
Portia: Very vilely in the morning
when you can get something through his
head and most vilely in the afternoon
when he is absolutely dumb. Of all my
suitors he is the worst. I should die if I.
had to marry him. ,
Neris-sa: But what would you do if he
should choose the right casket? You
would have to marry him, rwouldn't you,
to comply to your father's will?A
Portia: For fear of the worst, go at
once and place a geometry book on the
right casket.. That will turn him away if
Nerissa: You- needn't worry, they 've
all gotten cold feet and are leaving im-
Portia: 'llhank heaven! I had rather
be an old maid all my life than be jwed to
one of these!
Nerissa: Don't you remember that
young Harvard student who came up
here in the company of john Coolidge?
Portia: Yes, yes. Young Beedy, I
think his name was.
Nerissa: Yes, -that's right. I-Ie was
certainly deserving of a fair lady like you.
Portia: I remember him well, and he 's
certainly worthy of your praise and if he
ever comes to try the lottery I 'll do all in
my power to help him win.
A. Austin, 32.
THE UCRANKY BOSS "
LL during her high school tdays
Gloria had always studied Latin
because the rest of the girls she went
around with were taking the Latin Course
and she wanted to do likewise. Her folks
tried to persuade her to take the Commer-
cial Course because they thought that she
swould be better prepared for work when
'she finished high' school and they did not
feel that they could afford to send her
away to school later. She did not like the
idea and put up such a fuss that they de-
cided it was best to let her do as she
wished. She went through her four years
taking the Latin Course just because her
friends were. She never liked Latin and
they always did more than half of her
.work for her 5 ihowever, -she managed to
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When she was graduated her folks told
her that she would have to go to work.
She did not mind the idea. She would not
be studying every night and she could have
everything that she want-edg so she
thought. She hunted for a job, but ev-
erywhere that she went she was always
turned away. She found that all she could
get to do was house work or ofhce work
:without more than a high-school educa-
tion. She decided to try office work. It
looked easy. She could pick out the words
on a typewriter and the person for whom
she was working :would never know the
difference. Sihe wrote some recommenda-
tions herself and signed the names of
some of the leading business men of the
town.. After a little effort she got a posi-
tion in an office of a lawyer.
Monday morning she went to work a
little early as she thought that she would
make a good impression on her "boss ".
He showed her a desk and told ther that
she would have to sort the mail, answer
the telephone and write various letters
for him. To her it sounded so easy. She
started out bravely. She took the mail
rwhen it came in and sorted it according
to the person it was from. She did not
open any of the letters. She took them
to him. He looked at her in an odd man-
ner but did not say anything.
Soon he came up to her and asked her
to take her notebook and come into his
private office to take dictation. She did
not know what to do. She did not have
any notebook and she scarcely knew what
dictation was. She opened a drawer of
her desk and " as luck would have it "
there was a notebook and pencil. She
went into the ofiice and sat down. He
began dictating to her. She wrote just as
fast as she could fwrite but she could not
get down only about half of the words
because she had to take them down in
long hand as she did not know anything
about shorthand. When he finished he
told her that he would like the letter just
as soon as possible. He was quite an old
man and rather stern, and she did not dare
to ask him to dictate the letter over againg
so she :went out into the outside ofhce to
her desk and tried to decide what to do.
She decided that she could make up a let-
ter and he would never know the diifer-
ence. S'he thought that he would just sign
it without reading it. She began her let-
ter way up at the top of the page. She
did not center it or space correctly. It
seemed as if she :was always striking the
wrong key and spendingmost of her time
erasing. When a half an hour had gone
by and she did not bring the letter to him
he opened the door and asked her pleas-
antly if it was most done. She said that it
would be ready in a minute. It was a
'shorrt letter and she had it only half done.
She decided that it was terrifbly slow vwork.
A half hour later she walked into his
oliice with it and well pleased with her-
self. He was busy -and did not stop to
look at it thenbut said a curt "Thank
you." She decided that he was one of
these "cranky bosses". She 'had just sat
down to her desk when he came out of his
oiiice. She could see by the look on his
face that he was angry and she could not
imagine why. He told her that if she
could not write a letter better than that
he did not want her. He said that the let-
ter was nothing like the one that he had
to her and there were many
erasures so that it did not look at all nice
and she was terribly slow. She said that
sorry but she had done the best
that she could. He " Bred" her then and
there and she decided that house work
would be better than working for a
" Cranky Boss ".
A Ernestine Small, '30,
THE DESERTED SCHOOLHOUSE
STAND in a pretty liittle village beau-
tiful to behold at a distance, dear to
many. Many years ago I was built by
men who worked hard to make me what
I used to be. The first years of my
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existence were beautiful ones. These
years were spent in making me one of the
most beautiful and best known high
schools in the state.
Time has passed since, these yearsg
teachers and pupils have come and goneg
many loved me and some have not.
Duning this time my newness had worn
off. The students became thoughtless and
careless. Soon my walls 'were covered
with pencil marks and drawings. I was
disfigured in many ways.
The janitor, one of my best friends,
tried to make me look respectfulg but
each year only added more to my dis-
Now I stand empty and forlorn, a thing
of the past. My heart aches when I com-
pare t-he beautiful days of my first years
with-the lonely ones of today. Spiders
have woven their webs from every angleg
squirrels have left nuzt shells everywhere.
My heart keeps beating in the 'futile
hope that some kind friend may come to
my rescue and make me 'happy once more.
F. Wright, '3o.
HE history of slang can be traced.
Some say it originated within
French peddlar groups. Others say it is
much older. The word " jay" originally
meant to carry an umbrella, and then a
load of any kind 5 this idea is known to
go back as far as the fifteenth century.
" Bedlam " was the name of an English
insane asyl.um, just as Sing Sing is the
name of an American prison. The noise
and chatterlof the inmates 'became so ob-
noxious that any riotous demonstration
came to be known as a " perfect bedlam".-
Slang goes in cycles: it evolves into a
many branched tree, and it shifts its social
map. But -it does not enlarge .its range of
meanings, which 'seems to indicate it is
poor in ideas. ' .
Then as to the evolu-tionary change, we
are told that "where grandfather had
one, neat, succien-t and frisky -way of ex-
pressing hearty indorsement, the younger
generation has at least sixty-two, each a
lit-tle more of a dark mystery to the un-
initiated than the one that went- before."
Final-ly we find that the slang map has
changed. Formerly it -spread among the
lower classes. Now one blushes, or does
not blush, to admit that slang is chiefly in
circulation among college boys, high
school youngsters, society debs, boys and
girls of similar ilk, and mothers and
fathers -who do not wish to be left too far
behind. " All ages have had their slang
words, and all slang virtually centers
around the same phrases or situations of
Slang Expressions for Three Generations
GRANDMA Mornan DAUGHTER
Charmer Vamp Red-hot mama
Hot air Spoofing Apple sauce
Wall flower Dead one Flat tire
Heart breaker Lady killer Sheik
The Laugh Merry ha-ha Raspberries
Dude Sport Cake-eater
Four-Husher Sponge Lounge lizard
Sparking Spooning Petting '
Cutie Chicken Flapper
Good for youl Bully! Attaboyt
Quit yer kiddin' Lay off Be yourself
Up stage Putting on the Ritzy
Ah, there! O you kiddol Hof dog!
The goods The cheese Cat's meow
Guy Poor simp Poor fish
Beat it Skidoo Ankle along
Poor sport Tight-wad Cheap skate
CUT- Classes not attended.
SNAP-An easy course of study which does
not entail much study.
EC or ECCIE-Courses in economics.
LIT -- English literature.
FLUNK-A man who failed to pass.
GRIND--Is a student who does nothing
whatever but study and has no thought of any-
STARVATION HOUR--The hour just be-
PREX Of Paaxv-Lpfesidenf of class. 4
WET-Term used to a man dressed in
some peculiar way and other college men think
62 THE LAUREL
he is .ridiculous and shows some certain mental
deficiency on his part, he is " wet ".
WET-A loud mouthed braggart.
WET-Implies lack of a sense of humor
and proportion, the absence of a sense of
sophistication and good breeding.
DUMB-A girl is-" dumb " if she can not
talk interestingly and at her ease, " dumb " also
if she is not aware of the obvious facts of life.
A PARTY-Either applied to
"necks " or of the actual necking.
SMOOTH - Being well-dressed
conscious, inconspicuous manner.
D O GGY - Being well-dressed somewhat
consciously and slightly conspicuous.
JOE DOE-One who is the acme of perfec-
tion in dress,
DRAGGING-Taking a girl.
BLIND DATE-Going to see a girl he has
not met before.
APETTING-Now exists only in the college
novel, necking has taken its place to describe
a girl who
in an un-
YEN - Yearning.
DRAGOUT - Out-of-town party.
TOUCHDOWN -- Loan.
OIL CAN-One who takes nine years to
complete a four-year course.
PARLOR LEECH-One who doesn't step
out with the girl friend. .
INKWELL-Girl's home you can use for a.
ON THE STUB--Financially embarrassed.
SOFA PUP -Davenport hound.
SPARE TIRE-A girl who is asked only
when there is no one else around.
CHI SSELER - Tight-wad.
HANG HIM-Ditch him.
HOOF AND MOUTH-Dance and eat.
SNOOTY - Clever.
SNUGGLE-PUPPY-One who pets.
SHINSLOP - Dance.
TORCH-The object of one's affections.
GORE - Gossip.
DRAG A HOOF--Dance.
CRASHED-Getting in without an invita-
BARGING-Stagging, attending without a
SLICK -- Sheik.
FLAT TIRE-A dead one.
ROCK CRUSHER-Big he-man friend.
TWO GARGLES FROM THE CUCKOO-
A few minutes of two CA. MJ,
SQUEEZE ON THE HOWLER-A blast
on the horn.
Taken from " The Pathfinder ".
L. Leavitt, '32.
OHN WOODARD, JR., was born
with a slilver spoon in his mouth, so
everyone said. Bult then a sterlinlg silver
Rogers teaspoon doesn't always help one"s
ambition. Johnny found that out.
From the very day he was born all the
old-maid aunts and bachelor uncles Cthere
were quite a few of themlj felt that they
must have their say concerning the future
of their one and only nep'hew. Oh, how
bright and cheerful that future would bel
Aunt Hepzibah 'waas a stern old-maid
school marm Qshe had taught for forty
years and was still going stronglyj and
nothing but rigid Puritan discipline would
do for him. Yes sir, even if the other
relatives failed, and if her teachings
should avail anything, John Woodard, Jr.,
was going to be a gentleman, at least.
And so it was that all the uncles and
aunts had their say,-so muc'h so that
litrtle johnny was nather a bewildered child
most of 'the time. Always it was that eter-
nal: "Johnny, button up your coat, be
sure and study your lessons hardg don't
-forget yourmannersg always be a gentle-
mang above all, don'-t chew gum! "
Uohnny didn't intend to abide by the last
rule-not if he could get the gumj
Aunt Hepzibah was perhaps the most in-
fluential of the relatives, and because she
lived with the Woodards, Johnny's mother
didn't have the slightest chance of ,even
putting a Word in edgewisei
Therefore, when John Woodard, Jr.,
was ready for college the relatives were
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quite sure that he was the finest boy in
But as college life enveloped him, John
gradually forgot most of the strict teach-
ings of his aunts and uncles, and followed
in the footsteps of his chums. Why
should he be tied to the apron strings of
his aunts and uncles all the time anyway?
He was becoming sick and 'tired of it all,
and who can blame him?
Oh, certainly the relatives had further
planned their nephow's career after grad-
uation from college. And of course he
must do exactly as they said. One's rela-
tives were so wise.
Johnny began to get rather uncom-
fortable at the thought of his future. Re-
lief came tripping along in the form of
Rosabelle Armstrong, a gay wisp of
femininity and quite the nicest girl John
-had ever met. Of course the relatives
were not informed of this new "weak-
ness" fthe other :was the saxaphonej.
They would be shocked, for hadn't they
already very discriminately and discreetly,
with a lot of fu-ss and furor, selected
Johnny's wife from the home-towners?
As the Senior year neared completion
Johnny Woodard's head was buzzing. If
'he had one scheme he had a million and
-they all seemed to be working at once.
Rosabelle nearly died of curiosity trying
to learn the reason for his frequent tr-ips
to neighboring high- schools. But, Oh no,
the secret iwas too good to be told just
then. The time had come, Johnny de-
cided, when all -the old maid aunts and
bachelor uncles should take a back seat.
They were all too much- bother, especially
when a fellow is trying to work for him-
self and use his own judgment about
things. Besides they thought they 'had his
life under their thumbs. John guessed
he 'd 'have something to say about it, see-
ing that he was the one who was living it.
He had some money and he was going to
use it. No relatives would stop him
either. So 'the would-'be schemes con-
tinued. ' A
On graduation day John and Rosabelle
marched solemnly in line with the others
to receive their sheepskins. B. A. at last,
but with downcast faces they knew that
college days 'would be no more. All of
the aunts and uncles were there, you may
be sure, prim and tidy in their Sunday
best. John set his teeth in a determined
dine and resolved to bear those last few
days and then- freedom.
The lafst evening of Commencement
was the Senior Farewell Ball, and Johnny,
resplendent in tuxedo and patents, at-
tended with Rosabelle. He was looking
fonward to the surprise he would give his
relatives and to cap the climax, proposed!
Yes siree, to the lady of his heart that
very night, moonlight, jazz and all. So
far, -so good, since on Johnny's part it 'had
been a case of love at first sight and he
had stifled his feelings long enough, he
Johnny stayed at the college during the
summer to take some special courses. In
the fall great preparations were made by
the relatives for Jo'hn's home-coming.
Breathless they waited in the parlor for
.those familiar footsteps, but alas, only the
doorbell rang-a yellow telegram!
" Married today. Have position in
high school here. Don't want your money
and tell the relatives they can go to thun-
der-we 're going to work for ourselves,
just Rosabelle and I.
Everyone gasped. Gone were the plans
for their nephew's career. He had actu-
ally insulted them. Go to thunder! Well,
perhaps they 'had bossed him too much.
Anyway, they repented and sent ,their
nep'hew a big grey roadster for a wedding
present. But Johnny still followed the
theory :that lrelatives were better and much
-safer far off than near to. And besides
he had Rosabelle and a career!
F. Weathern, ,30.
64 ' THE LAUREL -
THE TURNING OF THE TIDE
of Elaine Willson. Everyone in the Will-
HE setting sun cast its rosy
directly upon the magnificent
son -home should have been happy,
the truth was, not a person in the Willson
home was happy. The son, Robert, and
the daughter, Elaine, were quarreling as
usualg and, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Will-
son could not be happy under such cir-
cumsrtances. The tantrums on the' part
of the son and daughter usually came to
a conclusion by Mr. Willson sternly telling
each to go to their roomsg but when the
two met next time, they sent each other
angry and sullen looks, and if they dared
:would carry the quarrel still farther.
On this ccrftain june evening, the front
door of the Willson home opened, and ad-
mitted to the porch, Elaine, a tall and
slender girl. Her usually beautiful brown
eyes were brimming over with angry
tears which were escaping through her
long lashes, and coursing down her
cheek-s. Her auburn curls hung loosely
about her flushed face. Laying her face
against one of the ,cool marble pillars of
the porch, she appeared to be thinking.
Then, suddenly, she 'walked -slowly down
the steps, and out into the street, hoping
that she would not encounter anyone
whom -she knew. She walked swiftly
toward the uwest, knowing that she would
soon be well out of the village. After a
few minutes, she found herself precisely
where she wished to -be. She climbed
over a fence successfully, and taking a
worn little path, :walked briskly toward a
large, beautiful grove. This was the
place where Elaine, Robert and their
friends used to go on picnics. It had been
a long time -since Elaine had visited the
pllace. She found herself in the midst of
the grove. Throwing herself upon a
mossy spot, she though-t seriously upon
the subject which caused herself, as well
as others, unhappiness. " Of course," she
reflected, much of it uwas Bob's fault. He
delighted in teasing her, and in being dis-
agreeable. No si-ster can stand to be
teased and plagued all the time. As
Elaine thought of these things she began
Ito pi.ty herself. Why should she be un-
'happy? S'he -had alfl the t-hings that her
friends had. They were happy 3 but she
was not. .
Elaine suddenly 'heard someone call her
name. S'he had not been aware of another
presence, and wais quite startled. She
jumped to her feet quicklyg turning about
Elaine saw a girl beside her whom she did
not recognize at first. On closer inspec-
tion, however, Elaine discovered her to
be a girl whom she knew slightly, and
whose name was 'Claire Edwards. The
Edwards :were considered to be quite poor,
and for some reason or rather, although
Olaire and Elaine had lived near one an-
other, they had never become well ac-
" What can be the trouble? I didn't
know that you ever came here," said
" Why, nothing much. I was rather
cross. Bob and I 'have been having a little
difnculty. I-I thought I would come
out here by myself."
"I understand," said Claire in her at-
tractive vway, " that is why I came-to be
alone. I have been reading to my brother,
john, who has broken his leg, and, of
course, you know it 's hard to just sit still,
such glorious weather. I spend every
afternoon with him. I read to him this
afternoon, though he usually reads to him-
self, but john says he enjoys hearing me
read. So I do it, to please him."
The girls talked a long time. Elaine
discovered, for the first time, that she
really liked Claire very much. She was
restful, after spending the day with her
friends, most of 'whom talked only of
themselves. Elaine wondered how many
of the girls who she knew would cheer-
fully spend the afternoon with their
brothers. Aloud she said, " You must
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have a sweet disposition to spend a part
of every day with your brother."
" Oh, not at all," smiled 'Claire, her grey
eyes twinkling. "I remember when john
and I were small, I had a terrible cold
and Mother wouldn'-t let me go out. John
and I had been invited to a party, and he
stayed at home, and played with me, al-
though he iwanted to go very badly."
Elaine had listened intently to every-
thing Claire had said, for 'Claire had a
way of making one listen-her musical
voice, perhaps. Elaine dimly wondered,
if -she or Bob 'had ever done anything so
" You see," Claire was saying, "i1:'s
sont of a bargain between John and me-
to be kind to everyone. We lind that we
are much happier to be kind to each other,
than when we quarrel. Oh, don't think
we-have never quarreled for it isn't
The girls talked a little longer. Sud-
denly 'Olaire jumped to her feet. "I
must 'be going," ushe said, " it 's really
" Why, so it is," cried Elaine. "I shall
never dare go home."
"Come and stay with me. We can
phone your mother."
"I believe I shall 5 wh-y didn't I
:The girls made their way through the
gnove of trees. The moon was beginning
to rise. However, it did not take them
long, and soon Claire was lifting the latch
of the gate, and they were standing on
the little porch of Claire's little home.
It was not an elaborate little house, it is
trueg but it held charm. Roses, inter-
twined in vines, climbed upon the pillars
of the porch. Above all there prevailed a
The two girls made their way slowly
into the house. Mrs. Edwards was pre-
paring Claire's little sister and brother for
dreamland. She smilingly greeted Elaine.
Claire took Elaine into another room.
Great indeed was Elaine's surprise when
she saiw Bob and John playing a game.
The game ended abruptly as the girls came
into the room. Bob and Elaine stared
amazingly at each other. Elaine said:
"I didn't know you were here, Bob."
"Neither did I know you were," an-
swered Bob. ,
" Please, Claire, bring me a 'glass of
water," said John and he smiled at Claire
as she hastened to get his glass of water.
Mr. Edwards, who had been reading, be-
gan talking to Elaine, and -the boys talked
of things they had been doing.
'Soon Claire returned, and the four
young people began chatting together. A
llittle later Claire asked Elaine if she
would not play the piano.
" Yes please, Elaine," begged Bob, and
'he seemed surprised when she complied.
Elaine played beautifully. She played
a number of pieces, and then a wild desire
to play " Home Sweet Home " came over
her. After the first few notes Bob burst
out: " Say, Elaine, I thought you didn't
like suc'h--" but he did not finish.
Elaine's eyes met his. A new light
dawned in themq " Yes, Bob," she said,
" you thought I didn't like this song, but I
Robert did not understand the change:
however, he did not say any more.
As Elaine and Bob were walking home,
Elaine bravely voiced her thoughts.
" Let '-s try, Bob, and-and be like
Claire and John."
"I am willing," responded John.
" Only you must do your part, Elaine."
"I will," she promised. While to her-
self she was thinking, "If Claire's home
oan be so happy, with not very much to
be happy about, why can 't my home be
Virlie Ranger, '31,
66 THE LAUREL
A TRIP INTO THE PAST
"Ho-Hum, darn that thing."
I pushed a button. A door opens and
into my room comes a robot. At my or-
der he goes to the television apparatus
and switches it on. Instantly the figure
of my friend, Joe Crane, shows on the
"Hello," his voice comes over the air
so plainly that he mivght be in the same
room. " Come over here right off. I've
come to something definite in my new ex-
periment, and I want you here on my first
"O. K. I'll be right over," I replied.
This bit of news awoke me at once as I
knew that 'he had been working on a new
bit of apparatus which would take one's
mind back to the far past. In a few min-
utes I stepped into my liittle plane and was
soon heading for Los Angeles at 500 miles
an hour. In three or four hours I landed
my plane in my friend's back yard. He
metime at the door and by his unsup-
pressed excitement I knew that he had,
indeed, reached an important step in his
experiments. He ushered me into his
magnificently equipped laboratory. Before
us on a table sat two queer looking sets
of electrical apparatus.
" This," said he, " is the apparatus
which will take us back over a period of
hundreds of years. This helmet fits over
your head. There are three electrodes in
the helmetg one touches the skin at the
base of the skullg the other two fit one on
each side of the head over the temples. I
put on a helmet and set this dial for as
long as I wish to remain under its influ-
" All right, let 's go!"
He fits one helmet on my head. By
lifting a sort of trap door he adjusts the
electrodes. Then he does the same to 'him-
self. He sets the dial at five minutes.
Suddenly there comes a terrific hum. It
fills my head and seems to come from no-
where. Joe has turned on the current.
The 'humming subsides. There is a long
noiseless space. Suddenly there is a series
of scenes which go before my eyes so fast
-that I fail to make any sense of them.
Gradually they slow up. We are in a
large forest. Several people are standing
or reclining under a large tree. One. in
particular takes my attention. He is a
tall man with a pointed beard. His
clothes are strikingly different from mine.
He has on a. short shirt which reaches
about halfway to his knees. His pants
fif one would call them thatj fit very
tightly. He .has several foxtails tied to a
girdle around his waist. His hat shows
off very strikingly. He appears amused
over something. Suddenly one of the
others speaks. I can 't hear her as I am
in a different country several hundred
years after this took place. I read her
lips. She calls him Touchstone. Where
have I heard the name Touchstone be-
fore? I think hard. Oh! I've got it! I
read about him in Shakespeare's " As You
Like It ". No one thought that anything
in that book was true. Here it is being
enacted before my very eyes.
Suddenly t'he scene Changes, again the
rush of pictures. This time they are re-
ceding. Our time is up. Then a rush of
blackness. Will we get back safely?
L. Argyle, '3I.
A FINE LADY
'f MUST tell someone of my visit to
London," thought Mrs. Newton as
she arose on a fine, sunny, June morning.
" As Alfred is going to work for Mr.
johnson today, I think I shall put on my
bonnet and go to see Mrs. Johnson," she
said to herself. She confided her plan to
Mr. Newton, who told her that he thought
she ought to stay at the cottage, and do
the spinning. Mrs. Newton replied spirit-
edly that she was now a " fine lady " and
should not work unless she felt equal to it.
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Mr. Newton sadly shook his head in
Mrs. johnson met her visitor at the
door of her little thatched cottage, and
srnilingly asked her to walk in. V
Mrs. Newton wore at first an important
look gi but as she talked, while Mrs. John-
son spun the yarn with which s'he would
soon make clothes for her four small
youngsters, the important air gradually
" Of Acourse you know my cousin, Alice
Barker, who lives in London, is a very
fine lady?" asked Mr-s. Newton, after the
two 'ladies had thoroughly discussed their
"I -have heard you speak of her," re-
plied Mrs. Johnson.
" Do you know that I have been visiting
I "No-'why-no, Mrs. Newton, I
didn't know," and Mrs. Johnson dropped
the yarn and gazed open-mouthed at her
Mrs. Newton smiled in a patronizing
manner at her amazed listener, and words
rushed quickly to her lipslto ren the tale
of her visit.
"I arrived in London at ten o'clock in
the morning on the stage coach, and--Oh
-Mrs. johnson, it is so much different
from all this," and Mrs. Newton waved
her hands at the woods which surrounded
the little thatched cottage.
Mrs. johnson nodded dumbly. To think
she had a person right in her house who
had been to London!
Mrs. Newton pursed her lips. She
loved above everthing to be the center of
"Yes," she went on, "I arrived at ten
o'clock in London, and Mrs. Johnson,
what do you think? Alice was still in
bed. The maid told me that Mrs. Barker
had been expecting me, and would I please
follow her to .Mrs. Barker's room. Alice
held out her hand rather weakly I thought,
and I asked her if s'he were ill, and if
there were anything I could do. S-he
laughed and said, 'No, Sue, I am not illg
I always remain in bed until twelve
o'clock. All fine' ladies do. I don't sup-
pose you do it back in the -woods, do you? '
"I was a little puzzled by this, but I
told her that I always got up at five
o'clock. Alice seemed to be thinking to
herself. She did not speak for quite a
few minutes, then looking out of the win-
dow she asked me not to say anything to
anyone but what I lived as she, when
among people. I was certainly puzzled
for why should she care whether people
knew what time I got up, or how I lived.
But I said I would do as s'he wished.
" Alice finally did get up, though it was
'after one o'olock. She rang a bell and a
servant appeared. She told the servant
to prepare toast and coffee for us. I
thought it was a light meal, but I did not
" Alice combed her hair. She has long
black hair, and really, Mrs. Johnson, she
fussed over it for one whole hour, comb-
ing i-t one way and then another. She
asked me if I would like to take a bath
after such a long journey. I decided I
would to pass away the time. I spent as
much time as I possibly could in taking
my bath, and then I 'went back to Alice's
" Slhe had a black patch on her chin
about half an inch long. She asked me if
I would put one on my face and I said,
'Nol' right off quick, but she said every-
one did these days, so I put one on my left
" Alice began to dress, and I sat down
by a window watching her. She has such
beautiful clothes, Mrs. Johnson! Sfhe
tried ,them all on to show me. It was live
o'clock when she finished. I was tired
enough to -drop. But Alice said she had a
wonderful plan for spending the evening.
So,.as I wished to see everything, I said,
' Fine! '
68 'THE LAUREL
" In the evening, after we 'had eaten
agvain, Alice and her husband had a discus-
sion. He 'wanted us to drive with- him in
order that I might see the new theatre,
there was to be a play that nightg and as
I had never been -to a city before, of course
I had not seen a theatre. ' Of course,' Mr.
Barker said, that women did not go, but I
might drive -past it. Ali-ce said that we did
not care to go that way, that we were
going to drive on the East side. Mr. Bar-
ker said no more and 'went away.
" The coach was driven up to the door.
We got in and the coachman drove us
around London. Such a place, you can't
imagine it! Large buildings and streets
" After a while, Alice said we must go
back for the Duke and Duchess De Som-
mers were coming to play cards about nine
o'clock. We went back, and as the Duke
and Duchess were already there, we began
playing cards. I didn't know much about
cards, and they soon found it out.
" Alice showed me 'where I was to sleep
after the company left. I never slept in
such a room before. You never could
imagine it!" Here Mrs. Newton paused,
she was out of breath and could go no
During tihis speech Mrs. Johnson had
been leaning forward in her chair, her
hands clasped, and her mouth open.
" Mr. Newton is at the door, I think that
he must be. ready to go home," said Mrs.
Newton. She arose from her chair.
" Come to see me Mrs. Johnson and I will
tell you more about my visit to London."
" Yes indeed, I must hear more about
London," replied Mrs. Johnson following
her visitor to the door in a dazed manner.
:She did not find words to ask Mrs. New-
ton to come again, but only stared after
'her thinking, "I have had a lady in my
house who has been to London!"
Mrs. Newton did not mind the absent,
dazed manner of Mrs. Johnson in the
least. On the other hand she was much
pleased, for it brought to her mind more
clearly than before that she was the only
fine lady in that part of the world. The
only lady who was educated to the ways
of London-the greatest city in the world.
Virlie Ranger, '3I.
HOW PEACE WAS DECLARED BETWEEN
THE DAKOTA!-is AND THE IROQUOIS
LONG time ago when this land of
ours was still inhabited by the In-
dians, the free children of the forests and
plains, there were, in what is now the
.State of Ohio, many villages of Iroquois
Indians. One such village was that of
Chief Fleet-Wolf, which was located on
the bank of a rustling stream, on the edge
of a dark forest. I 'will tell you the story
of Eagle-Heart, -how he was named, the
vision he saw, the fulfillment of the vi-
sion-'s prophecy, and how the Tiger-Lily
In spite of the age old wars betvween the
tribes of the Dakota-hs and the Iroquois,
the life of -Chief Fleet-Wolf's village was
Naked children played all day with their
miniature bows and arrows, their dolls
made of corn mush or other such prima-
tive toys. Squaws conversed -with their
neighbors while vigorously pounding corn
into meal before their tepees. Tall,
bronzed braves squatted pn their heels in
the wide circular space in the center of
the vfillage and conversed in guttural tones,
smoking their pipes. Other warriors just
returned from the hunt, would send their
squaws scurrying into the forest to find
and drag home Fleet-Foot, the deer they
had shot with their bows and arrows.
Perhaps the happiest of all the lazy vil-
lage was Chief Fleet-Wolf. Tall, well-
built and good looking in an Indian vway,
he was beloved by his people, famed for
his great deeds in war, and known for his
justice in dealing with his tribe. Only one
thing had darkened the lives of Fleet-Wolf
THE LAUREL 69
and White Star, his squaw. No son had
come to bless their old age.
The heart of the Chief had been heavy
wwithin his breast, for who ever had heard
of a 'Chief without a son to Iill his place
when he should go to the Happy Hunting
Ground! But now the 'Chief was very
happy, although no sign crossed his
countenance, as he watched his 'wife at
her daily tasks. This is why he was
After days of praying and fasting alone
in the great forest, Fleet-Wolf had at last
had a sign from the Great Spirit. One
dark night when he stood alone in the dis-
mal forest, he thought lhe heard in the
sighing of the wind through the tall pines,
a voice which said: "Fleet-Wolf, you
shall have a son and he shall be called
Eagle-Heart. He 'will be the idol of his
people, for he shall deliver them from the
cruel wars of the Dakotahs, Go now, and
return to your village and await the birth
of Eagle-Heart, the Great."
An instant the Chief stood immovable
as a statue, with uplifted arms and face
turned toward the stars, then like awraitlh,
he slipped into the darkness, tow-ard his
The prophecy of the voice came true
and White-Star was the mother of a
beautiful baby boy who was called Eagle-
Heart. I-Ie grew tall and straight as a
sapling and excelled his playmates in their
races, shooting and swimming.
At last, as to all young 'boys of the In-
dian race, came the time for the first fast.
The purpose of it being 'to receive a sign
from the Great Spirit to show that the
Spirit -was pleased with the lads and that
they would be a Brave.
One evening Fleet-Wolf took his son to
the edge of -the forest and putting a hand
on his shoulder said, " My son, the time
has come. Go now, into the forest, where
you will be alone, and pray and fast for
three days. Return when you havehad a
l Eagle-Heart went. Deep in the forest
he found a giant rock and throwing him-
sellf on it, he lay silently praying. For
:two long days and nights no-thing 'hap-
pened. Then- just as he was beginning to
get faint from lack of food, he saw
directly before -him a fbush thrust aside
and a very tall Indian Brave step out.
He had a bow and arrow longer than any
Ealgle-Heart had ever seen. The tall
warrior held up his hand, palms out in the
sign of peace, and spoke: "O Eagle-
Heart, I come from 'the Great Spiritg he
has commanded .me to say to you that he
is 'well pleased with you. That many
days' march to the West there dwells in
the land of the Dakotahs, a maiden more
beautiful than tihe -stars. Go and fmd her,
woo her, and kill fthe great Wolf that
lterronizes the people, thus winning her
hand. 'Ilhen will peace be made between
the people of your tribe and the Dakotahs.
Your name shall be great and you will be
:honored as the Savior of you-r people.
Thus saying the tall warrior faded
away and Eagle-Heart was looking at a
bush, com-mon as anyp he knew that he
had 'had a sign. Springing up, he ran
swift as a deer back to his home.
I will not weary you iwfith an account
of his many adventures 'as lhe travelled
.into the West, toward the land of the
Dakoftahs. Finally he arrived at the bor-
der of the land. He knew that he must
enter disguised as a Bnave of the Dakotahs
or he would be killed. Therefore, he put
into his hair the two black feathers that
marked the Dakotah Brave. After a day's
journey into the land he came to' a vil-
lage, and on entening. found it rwzas the
village of Red-Bird, Chief of the tribe.
Strange to say fhe lived there many weeks
known as Shay-Foot, the wanderer, for,
as 'he told the Chief, he had wandered
from his village, which was perfectly
true, but not what the Chief believed.
Now there was a maiden, daughter of
70 THE LAUREL
Chief Red-Baird, called Tiger-Lily, who
was indeed beautiful as lthe stars. -Eagle-'
Heart, rememberingthe prophecy of the
tall Brave, knew that she was the one he
There, too, Eagle-Heart really grew' to
love her and she him. 'When his wooing
fbecame open, -he was told by the Chief of
the Wolf he must kill before he could
wed his daughter. Many braves had tried
to kill the Wolf, but -had never returned.
The Wolf had been seen hovering on the
ouxtskirts of the village, always elusive
and seemingly transparent!
One even-ing Eagle-Heart set out to
kill the Wolf. For two days he was ab-
sent and the heart of Tiger-Lily was sor-
rowful, for she thought him dead. To the
joy and amazement of the people, he ap-
peared with the skin of a great white wolf
slung over his shoulder.
For days feasts and dancing celebrated
the great deed and the marriage of Eagle-
Heart and Tiger-Lily.
Then one bright morning Eagle-Heart
or Shay-Foot, as he was known to the
Dakotahs, went to the Chief and told him
who he was and that he had been sent by
fthe Great Spirit to kill the Wolf and make
peace, for the Iroquois had never been
the aggressors anyhow.
At first the Chief would 'have killed
him, but because of the pleading of Tiger-
Lily' and the people, to whom Shay-Foot
had endeared himself, he ordered the
drums, ntelegraphs of the Indians ", to
spread the news that peace had been de-
clared beltween the age old enemies!
For days the steady boom-boooom!! of
the drums echoed throu-gh the land, taken
up and echoed by other villages. Great
was the rejoicing of all the Dakotahs and
Eagle-Heart, now called by his rightful
name, was feasted by all.
Eagle-I-leant took his bride home with
him, and the ne-wfs of his great deed go-
ing before them and a wild welcome given
them at every village along the way.
f How proud was the -heart of old Chief
Fleet-Wolf, when he saw' the tall figure
of his son with the lithe, beautiful Tiger-
Lily beside him coming out of the forest,
toward the villa-ge.
Needless to say, the village feasted
them for a week. 'llhe savior of his
people lacked no honor.
Thus was peace brought about between
fthe -Dakotahs and the Iroquois by Eagle-
Heart, and the staltely Tiger-Lily of today
vwias named so by the Indians in honor of
Eagle-Heart's bride, who came in for her'
share of honor for the great deed.
For years to come the tribes of both
lived in peace and the tale of Eagle-Heart
and Ti-ger-Lily was handed down to the
youths of both tribes, for many moons.
N. Nickerson, ,30.
-Mary: Mother, if you get a permanent
wave does it keep for a long time?
Mother: Yes, dear.
Mary: Then the next time you go to
town may I get a permanent ear wash?
Teacher: What 's Uhiis you say, Willie?
That Benedict Arnold was a janitor?
Willie: Why, my history says that after
his exile he spent the rest of his life in
Teacher: When was Rome built?
Percy: At night.
Teacher: Wllio told you that?
Percy: You did. You said Rome wasn't
built in a day.
A small boy and 'his sister were out
picking ibeechnuts when the boy picked up
a chestnut burr and told his sister to come
and look at the porcupine egg.
College lad Carrested for speedingjz
But, your Honor, I am a college boy.
Judge: Ignorance doesn't excuse any-
THE L'A'URE-L 71
at POETRY DEPARTMENT at
THE ICE STORM
LL the world's a jewel
Sparkling in the sung
Shining ostrich feathers
Making rainbow fung
Apple trees like lacy ferns
After winter 's done,
Like emeralds every one.
Now and then, a stately pine
Like a proud and jealous Hun
Watching o'er his jewels
' For the sake of losing none.
Oh! all the world 'sa jewel
Throwing sparkling rays
As perhaps some famous poetess
Living in ancient days
Saw some plain and daily object
QTouched of course by fairies' wandl
Became fit for eltin subject
As the world just now has done.
Mary Otis, '3r.
HE grass in the meadow is turning.
The little birds chirp as they fly.
The flowers are bending and swaying
As the sun rises high in the sky.
And all in the field and meadows
The animals go frisking about
And out from behind the bushes
They look all around as in doubt.
To some this is merely a season,
To some it is only Spring,
But to the creatures in forest and meadow
It 's the beginning of everything.
R. Parker, '3z. r
DIDJA EVER 'I
IDJA ever leam a formula,
Or find that sticker, xg
By devour-ing your eraser,
Or ejecting Gee's or Heck's?
Didja ever get that Latin,
While talking to other folksg
Or learn your History lesson,
By writing all those notes?
No, you hain't never done it,
And sure, you never willg
Ya have to study those there lessons
Just like ya take a pill.
And if the pill is bitter,
And almost drives you mad,
Just think of your rank--and study,
You 'll find 'tain't half so bad.
Then when your rank comes out again,
And you get an A or 1,
Think over those hours of study,
Why, gee! 'twas really fun!
R. Beal, ' 33.
Q TEACHERS' HEAVEN
S there a teachers' heaven?
That 's what I want to know.
Or do they go where we do?
- CThen I don't want to go.J
They make you do most everything
That you rlon't want to do,-
Write poetry-essays and stories,
And " quizzes " not a few.
I've taken long assignments,
Written "quizzes " by the peck,
The only way to stop it,h
Is to go elsewhere-by heck!
K. Brooks, '33.
AWN-a broad, high wave of skyline,
With clouds of every hue 5
Like phantom ships about to sail
Across the ocean's blue.
A dream-our hearts would join
These cloudlets in the sky 3
We sit and watch and let our chance
At happiness slip by.
A rainstorm-Ah, now 'tis fading, the glorious
Beauty of it all 5
And while we watch, the mirage slips
Beyond our beck and call.
72 THE LAUREL
The rainbow-then when the sun sends sun-
To spread happiness around,
We find there comes a dawningg
Life is but a clown.
Betty Huf, '33.
'VE got a. car, Oh Boyl Oh Boy!
It 's first a sorrow and then a joy.
It burns up oil and gas 8310112
And I ain't got money to buy any more.
I like the thing and have lots of fun
Tinker-ing it up and hearing it run.
It 's just a Ford as you might know
But still the thing can really go.
I've ridden in the thing for many a mile
Wearing on my face a broad, broad smile,
When suddenly something just goes " Pop",
And the little old Ford begins to rock.
I quickly get out and remove the tire
By removing the many strands of wire.
The tube is punctured beyond all hope
So I wrap the wheel with a piece of rope.
One morning I got up rearing for a spin
So I went to the garage and hopped right in,
I was going right along when I struck some
Alasl the steering wheel came right off in my
hand. ,, '
The thing jumped a fence and turned turtle
And I found myself knocked out as cold as ice.
When I came to, all I could see was stars.
I felt as if I had smoked some strong cigars.
I was in the hospital for a month or more
And of the little old Ford I want no more.
I've got the thing running again today
But if I drive the'thing I will have to pay.
The thing is only a source of expense
And is always trying to climb a fence.
I've offered the " boat " for sale today
And I hope some fool hauls it away.
, Frederick, '3o.
. IN FUTURE YEARS g
HEN I have earned a poet's name, .
And laurels for my brow can claim,
I 'll write lilting rhymes
Of the glory of High School times.
I'll write a tale of busy days,
Of successes won in little ways,
Of hopes fulfilled and honors won,
Of vexing problems conquered.one by one.
I'm only a Freshman now,
And' a bit backward, somehowg
When I'm a Senior, 'twon't be so hard
To play the famous bard.
Maxine Metcalf, 133.
H! how beautiful is our flag,
With its colors of red, white, and blue,
Of all the flags of the nations
To none 'other is our heart so trueg
White stands for purity, noble and great:
Red is for valor which brave lives did take 3
Blue is for the azure of the dark blue skyg
When that glorious battle was raging so high!
A. Blanchard, '33.
REMEMBRANCES IN HISTORY
H XAM in history tomorrow,"
I heard someone exclaim,
So I sat down to ponder
O'er deeds and men of fame.
The noblest man in history
Was the warrior, Alfred the Great,
To his name are attached such virtues
As no other name can mate.
'Twas June 15, I said aloud,
In twelve-fifteen of course,
That the Charter Great by John
Was granted, though by force.
The Model Parliament soon was
In twelve-hundred ninety-live,
That was the date when Edward I
Was King and still alive.
The age of Feudal Barons
Slavely lost its hold, -
For by crusades, firearms and cities
They could not keep their gold.
Down through the ages has come the name
Of patriotic Joan of Arc,
The Saviour of her country
She nobly made her mark.
The Courts of Inquisition-
Unfortunately had been formed 4
For the trial and burning of heretics
Who, to the church had not conformed.
THE LAUREL 73
Two languages next we iind,
Teutonic and Romance,
Each in their own dominion
To the other looked askance.
The heroes of song and story
Were Seigfried, Arthur and Cid,
VVho some brave deed had performed
To bring them fame, as it surely did.
The Father of English Poetry
Is Chaucer with his Canterbury Tales,
Their charm to the modern reader
Delightedly never fails.
The greatest of Italian Poets
Was Dante and his Comedy Divine,
He was born in 1265
Of a family in Florentine.
Christopher Columbus, as you all know,
In fourteen hundred ninety-two,
With three small ships, did embark
To sail the ocean blue.
Instead of the land of the Indies
Teeming with all kinds of spice,
He discovered the American Continent
With his crew in their own device.
Still on through the night I labored
And dates through my mind would deep,
As I gazed at the printed pages,
Till at last, I fell asleep!
M. Bragg, '31.
TURN of the road and a Haunting red
' A golden glint in a poppy bed.
A sunshine splash on a spot of black,
A lilt of song in the air.
A bit of oriental hue,
A bobolink is there.
Blue smoke scarfs,
C. ML-Cully, J30.
A TITLE HARD T0 GAIN
A SHIP is entering the harbor
Just at the close of dayg
From the looks of the ship's surroundings
It has come from far away.
The crew look tired but happy.
The sails are rent with rainy
The name of the good ship is " Success",
A title hard to gain.
The preceding lines are a summary
Of our four years at highg
Of how we 've worked and struggled
And used for our motto-" Try ".
We first start in as Freshmen
And are picked on for a yearg
And then we are proud Sophomores,
With never a sign of fear.
Next we 're jolly Juniors
And spend a year of fung
Soon we 're dignified Seniors
With high school days most done.
The class looks tired but happyg
Their books are bent with paing
But the name they go by is " Success",
A title hard to gain.
R. Weymouth, ,30-
O hear of the illness of mother,
No sadder news could there be.
For of course there is no other,
Who means so much to me.
Of the happy times in the past,
Wh-en mother mine was near.
Although they cannot always last,
I shall forever hold them dear.
As the school days go passing on,
They seem but a bit of foam,
And I'm ever thinking of mother,
VVho makes the " Home Sweet Home ".
And now in the days to come
My aim shall ever be,
To make her life more happy,
She means so much to me.
R. Weymouth, '3o.
iii. THE 3-TJ"A:llJREL
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September 3, 1929. School begins!!
Here we are back again with many old
faces gone but still more new ones to take
their placesg and speaking of faces, some
look glad and others look sad. We won-
September 18-19-20. County Fair.
We were all very much excited over-
the County Fair because it meant two
afternoons, First and last days, and the
vwihole middle day off. VVouldn't that be
enough to ez-rcite anyone?
At lasrt we got back to school but all we
could remember for the next few weeks
was, " Do not remove your beans, he may
September 27. Teachers' County Conven-
just an afternoon off, but still that helps.
October 18. Freshman Reception.
The "' School Babies " -were officially
welcomed into the fold. A great deal of
credit is due " Mother" Miner and Miss
Howard for the success of the party.
Combining the Reception with the an-
nual I-Iallowe'en Party made it especially
l The program included readings of ap-
propriate poems by Clifford Oliver and
Anna Austin. '
A Grand March was one of fthe leading
events of fthe evening. This was partici-
pated in by those who came masked.
There were many unique costumes, and
the judges, who were the members of the
faculty, had a difficult time to award the
prizes. They were finally given as fol-
Lucile Keith-most original.
Arthur Drew - funniest.
Marion Fellows - prettiest.
Games were played which all enjoyed.
Refreshments of sweet cider and dough-
nuts were served and the first party of
the year was ended.
October 23-24-25. State Teachers' Con-
,Three fwihole days off!! Hurray!!
In order to give parents and friends an
Opportunity to meet the teachers in the
school a reception in their -honor was held.
The program was much enjoyed by all
The program consisted of selections by
the Orchestra and Glee Club under the
able direction of Miss Perkins.
A play, " The Wedding Present", was
presented 'by Dorothea Hodgkins, Donnell
Ryan and Raymond Berry. This told of
the trials of married life. '
The speakers of the evening were
Judge S. P. -Mills, Kenneth Rollins and
Miss Agnes Mantor.
Miss Iva P. Seeley .of the English De-
partment gave two .interesting readings.
December 6. School Fair.
'The' annual'Sc-hool Fair was a success
as usual. -
The usual custom of each class having
a-booth was carried out. . ' - l
The Freshmen had,a very original' mis-
cellaneous booth which was under the
supervision of Mrs. Bryant.
The Sophomore' booth, which consisted
of fancy work, fwlas under the care of
Mr. Whitney had charge of thejunior
booth which was a very attractive bakery
The Senior candy 'booth was looked
after by Miss Howard. ' V .
The Cafeteria was an attractive garden
scene and 'was run by the Commercial
Class with Miss Moore tak-ing charge.
In the afternoon the Orchestra, led by
Miss Perkins, played for two hours.
In the evening a play, " The Queen of
Hearts ", was well attended and appeared
to be enjoyed. 'Those taking part were:
Miss Seeley, who took the part formerly
assigned to Thelma Craig, who was ill on
fthe night of the playg Donald Averill,
Doris Mosher, Donnell Ryan, Rosabelle
Parker, Clayton Smith.
The proceeds for the fair and play
December 13-30. Vacation.
After working for four long months
we were ready for a little vacation during
which time we could forget a few things
'we had learned. ,
January 10, 1930. Junior Prize Speaking.
The preliminaries of the annual Junior
Prize Speaking Contest were held in the
Junior Room. The semi-finals and finals
were held in the Assembly Hall at the
school.. The final speakers were:
Patreace Hall, Christine Luce, Ruth
Moody, Mary Otis, Dorothy Parker, Har-
old Kempton, Clayton Smith, Robert
White, Fred jackson, Allison' Hoar.
The winners were: First Prizes, Doro-
thy Parker and Robert Whitei Second
Prizes, Mary Otis and Harold Kempton.
The first prizes were five dollars and
the second prizes, two dollars and one-
The judges 'wlere Miss Porter, of the
Normal School faculty, Mr. !Cosseboom
and Rev. Mr. Parkin. The awards were
presented by'Mr. Whittier. '
February. 21. , Senior Play.
, The Senior Play was a very fine pro-.
duction. It was coached by Miss Seeley
land.. surely t-he, Seniors and Miss Seeley
deserve much credit for the very line
play, "SA Prince to Order ".
March 21. Debate. '
This' year the subject for debate by the
members of the Bates' League was as
follows: Resolved that the jury system in
the United States should be abolished.
The aliirmaltive team, 'Which debated
Mexico in Farmington, consisted of
Norma Nickerson, Frances Weathern,
and Patreace Hall, alternate. We are
proud to say that this team wong also,
that Norma Nickerson was voted to be
the best individual debafter.
The negative team, made up of Donald
Averill, Mary Otis, and Frances Wright,
alternate, debated at Phillips. This team,
however, was defeated. They put up a
worthy fig-ht, and even though defeated
we feel 'that F. H. S. should be proud of
tfhem. V I
March 21-April 1. Easter Vacation.
' To be sure Easter Sunday did not come
during the vacation but 'we were all very'
glad to get away from school for two
April 25. Junior Prom.
The Prom does not come until after
this goes to -press but we wish to say that
itis going to be the best yet. The com-
mittee is made up of the following people:
Christine Luce, Madeline Richards, Doro-
thy Parker, Rosabelle Parker, Elliott'
Hodgkins, Clayton Smith. The Normal'
'School Orchestra 'will furnish the music.
76 THE LAUREL
The Seniors are looking forward in
some ways to Commencementg in other
ways it is rather a sad time. It is the
time when they leave the old. They have
reached one milestone along the way. For
them it is indeed a "commencement
when they should cast aside unworthy
ideals and make new ones or resume old
ones that have long been tucked away.
Those taking part in the graduation
exercises are Frances Weathern, valedic-
torian, and Maxine Cook, salutatorian.
Those giving essays are Caroline Mc-
Cully, Frances Wright and Donald
Class Day is going to be a day of hap-
piness, a day of frivolity and good fellow-
ship. Those -who are going vto help to
make this day such a successful one are
Clyde Taylor, Florence Adams, Dorothea
Hodgkins, Helen Gould, Ernestine Small,
Dorothy Haines, Vivian Russell, Olive
Wlhitney and Donnell Ryan.
The -Commercial Department held an
Interclass Typewriting Contest, April 11,
in which all of the Juniors and Seniors
taking Typewriting participated. The
winner of this contest received a small
silver culp as a token of excellent work.
The fortunate person was Vivian Russell
'who is centainly proud of the cup and of
all that it symbol-izes: speed, accuracy
As THE LAUREL goes to press County
and State Contests are being planned. We
wish all participants of F. H. S. the best
The year book of the Y. M. S. C., called
"Too-Hoo", is being written and pub-
lished by members of thait organization.
It is the fruits of many months of hard
work done by the Commercial Department
and shows the value of the work of that
SONGS OF SCHOLARS
L. CAMPBELL - E. Honcxms - J. CALLAHAN
We three chums
Are jolly good bums,
' We live like royal shirks.
We get lots of E's,
While bumming our D's,
And laugh at the Senior who works.
C. OLIVER - C. TAYLOR - W. LucE
We three buddies
just love our studies,
I tell you, folks, we work.
We spend all our days
Striving for A's,
Ignoring the B's that lurk.
V. RUSSELL - F. WRIGHT - E. SMALL
VVe three gals
Are pretty good pals,
We live in grandest style.
With cat-like motions
VVe jot down notions,
Getting A in shorthand the while.
G. WELLMAN - F. JACKSON - R. TAYLOR
Oh, we 're each a rowdy
Who never say howdy,
P And we 're bums in everything we do.
But everything that 's done
Gives us lots of fun,
' And we like the life, don't you?
D. H. Averill, J30.
I LOVE to sit in shady nooks,
And hear the babbling of little brooks!
For they seem to say,
In their joyous wayg
Be happy! Forget your sorrow!
Be glad! For it is tomorrow!
Charlotte Robbins, '3r.
lT's AN ART
In january the school teachers in Chi-
lived on Faithg in February, on
Hopeg and in March on Charity.
Prof.: Are you laughing at me?
Prof.: Wlhat else is there in the room
to laugh at?
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MR. WHITNEY: Yeaton, what is a
Yeastonz It 's that round thing on a
Miss Ialbert in General Science: To
see a microbe you have to look through a
Miss Seeley: Grady's father was killed
in the Civil War. What type of person
was Grady's mother?
Miss Seeley, reading: " And the steers
ran down his cheeks."
Mr. Dinsmore was giving out a 310.00
prize to 'Clifford Oliver and someone
Mr. Dinsmore: That 's as near as
you 'll gent to it.
In English C-lass one day While one of
the students was reciting, one of the other
students said, " -She doesn't know it," and
the student reciting replied, " I does know
In Junior English Class.
Arthur Drew goes out of the room and
Missa Seeley decides that she wants to see
him. I '
" Drew," she calls.
"Drew" calls almost everyone else in
the class. Just at this critical moment
8.63 aff KYLOWS
who should come into the room but Mr.
Ryan fdrivingj: There 's something
wrong with the car. A
Sweet Young Thing: AW, wait till we
get into the country.
Florence Adams transcribing Short-
hand: " They had to learn the mysteries
of the soaping tub." It should have been,
" They had to learn the mysteries of the
Main Room, 6th period.
Miss Moody: Mr. Gilman, may I get a
drink of water?
Mr. Gilman.: No, you know you aren't
A Miss Moody: I 1wris-h I could, I had ham
Miss Moody: Mr. Gilman, may I get a
drink of water?
Mr. Gilman: No, Ruth, I told you yes-
terday that you couldn't.
Miss Moody: Well, I had codlish for
Teacher: Where did that little laugh
Johnnie: 'Twas I. I laughed up my
sleeve and I forgot I had a hole in the
el-bow. ' A
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Miss Moore: Wfhat relation is t-he
drawee to the drawer, M-iss Lambent?
Miss Lambert: No relation.
Miss Moore: Oh, I thought maybe they
Mr. Gilman: I 'wish you would keep
your mouth closed. .
Robert White: I can 't, I have some-
thing in it.
Mr. Gilman fcoming in French class,
holding book before himj: Has anyone
'Ilhe class begins to laugh.
Mr. Gilman: Use your heads.
flireshman talking with an upperclass-
Upperclassman: Your mother got the
Valedictory, didn't she?
Freshman: .What! Who is he?
Freddy Jackson to a group of Sopho-
mores: " The older the Sophomores grow
the less they know." Then everyone
laughed because Jackson is a Junior.
Mr. Dinsmore: How would you do that
Deane: Well, ,I'd first find the depth
of a. triangle- '
Mr. Dins-more: Or a mudhole or any-
thing else about as sensible.
Miss Seeley: How would you define
R. Berry: Ignorance is when you don't
know something and someone finds it out.
Olive VVhitney fat Dramatic Clubj:
Miss Seeley, please take the floor!
Miss Seeley: I can 't. It 's too heavy.
Walter Luce: The girls in the office
wore desk hosiery.
Clifford Oliverzg Wfhat do you mean
Walter Luce:, Roll top.
General Science Class. Q I
D. Moody: 'Then if anyone learned to
dance it would make one more wrinkle in
his brain, wouldn't it?
Whitney: No, just blisters on his feet.
She: Where did all these rocks come
from? ' '
He: The glacier brought t-hem.
She: Where 's the glacier?
He fbrigihtlyjz Gone back after more
Miss Seeley: 'Can you think of an ad-
jective describing Goldsmith, Adrie?
A. Barrows: -Simple. fShe meant
Miss Seeley Uuni-or Englishj: What
style of poetry was that?
Miss .Gordon: Prose.
Heard in Physics Class. .
'Mn Whitney Cto Elliot Hodgkinsj:
Hodgkins, please keep your feet under
Hodgkins: Oh, I always do.
Mr. Whitney fin Physics 'Classjz Miss
Moody, what is the fulcrum?
Miss Moody: It is the climax or turn-
fVVe wonder if she confused her Eng-
lish with the Physics lesson.j
N. Nickerson ftranslating in French
Classj: Ce pauvre M. van Baerl s'amusait
de cet oignon. This poor Monsieur van
Baerl amused himself with this onion.
CShould be bulb.j
Dinsmore, trying to find out how to ar-
range the position of 5 in ay, - a 1-6 - 2a
1-6 - 5. '
O. Whitney fsuddenly breaking
silencej: Oth! five would be on the tail-
Miss Stafford: Have you your birth
Ray Berry: No. I know I was born
fwifthout having a certificate. '
'Reading French newspaper.
N. Nickerson had just finished reading
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is read his article. 9 ' ' -Y '
i iRackliffe: Mary, willyou make a'side5
an article on cancer when'Ryan was asked
"walk withptvhe children? 'Q
Ryan: Title is "Child'scalded to " 9' 1
death ". e ' '
F. Weathern fin mournful voicej: Oh,
that 's too bad: don't read it, Ikey. Can-
cer and then that!
While in the Lalh. taking ear test for
the School Nurse, we had slips of paper
to till out on which was the question,
" Ears ever run?" Miss Luce writes,
"Yes-Qwhen I dojf'
Mrs. Bryant fdiscussin-g certain char-
acters in the Lady of the Lakej: What
were -the physical features of Blanche of
Eddie Berry: She was blue eyed and
Miss Howard treading from a six-
weeks Civics testj: Name the two houses
of Congress. ' -
Bright Pupil: The House of Repre-
sentaftives, and the White House!
One bright pupil to another: "I can
tell you how tall Mr. Whitney is to the
" Really! How much?"
" Twelve inches! "
Mr. Dinsmore fafter a lesson 'when
only one in the class l1as been preparedj:
Oliver, how is it that you have your les-
son every time, and the others don't?
Clifford fsharplyj: I learn it!
Mr. Dinsmore subsides, and begins on
those who don't.
Joyce Cpronouncin-g a word in " Words
Often Mispronouncednj: Begrimed.
Mrs. Bryant: The i is long.
Mrs. Bryant: I, i, yi, yi, yi,-now pro-
Mr. Gilman: Rackliffe, translate
" Marie vous feres faire un tour aux
enfantesf' - '
, 'Mx-. .A Gilman: Anna, why did youuse ta
feminine adjective with' a masculine noun?
Don't you know there must be agreement?
Anna: Why! I'm feminine, ain't I?
Mrs. Bryant: Anna, tell me something
about Irving's love affair.
Anna: He fell in love with a girl
named Matilda Hoffman. Before they
were married she died.
Mrs. Bryant: Thomas, what is a strip-
Roderick: A stripling is a young tree!
Mr. Gilman: You may study now on
pages 223 and 224. I repeat for the bene-
Ht of all. You may study on pages 223
P. Hines: Pardon me, but did you say
page 223 or 224???
V Mrs. Bryant fgiving a drill exercise
after the study of Restrictive and Non-
restrictive Clausesj: Take pencils and
paper, and write a complex sentence con-
taining a restrictive clause. Let 's see
vwhose hand will be up first.
Hattie Moody fbeing a reaction to a
recent strenuous campaign to clear up
'Class Duesj: All boys and girls who do
not pay their Class Dues must feel cheap!
Mrs. Bryant' fwhile taking some cough
medicine in classj: Please excuse me if I
.drink out of the bottle. I
R. Morton: Yes, if I can drink next!
C. Oliver: Mr. Dinsmore, how much
dirt can be taken out of a hole 60 ft. long,
so ff. wide, and 40 ff. deep?
Mr. Dins-more: Multiply it out and
you 'll get the-answer. You can 't do it?
Well of all the-! Oliver, what are you
laughing at? ' '
C. Oliver Csauntering leisurely awayj:
'I was just wondering how muoh dirt you
or anyone, else could get out of a hole!!
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as ALUMNI at
Farmington High School
This year the hugef ?j task of editing
your department has fallen to my lot.
Well, I'll do my best and I do hope you 'll
not get angry if I make mistakes about
this person and that for I'm very likely
to do so.
But to get down to business. I want to
compl-iment all of you"w1ho are trying so
hard to uphold the ideals of F. H. S.
which, you may be assured, has never
forgotten you. Oh no, her halls will ever
ring with the happy memories of the
classes whidh have graduated, full fledged
sons and daughters of the Grey and Blue.
But why mention alll of thfis? You 're'
probably sick of all such " big language ".
No? Well, if Mr. Gilman doesn't crown
me I'll tell you some observations which
I have made. QYou know French Class
is the only class out of which I get a kickg
yes, and a great big one, too.j
First, I have noticed that almost one-
half of the alumni students are attending
F. S. N. S. or are teaching. Congratula-
tions! You 're on the road to success, so
stick to it. Only be careful, very careful
that you teach long enough to get a pen-
sion. It 'll be nice to have one when you
are old maids and bachelors. To those
who are married congratulations, also,
and a happy life to you! In short I ex-
tend my congratulations to all the alumni
-who are striving to gain success in this
world and are living up to the aspirations
and high morail standard w-hich they
learned at F. H. S. Yes, sir, F. H. S. is a
great little school and I'm going to be
very sorry when I leave it. But then I'll
allways have my memories and no matter
wlhat happens they can never be taken
away from me. Oh dear! tlhere I go try-
ing to imitate an orator and succeed-
ing-? Well you know how!!!
I think that I've broadcast enough for
once, just enough to let you l-:now that
we're all anxious to -hear from you. just
drop in and make a call any timeg visitors
are always 'w'elcomeQ?j and we might
like your comments and criticisms on
various subjects. So thus I close my part
of the program. Station F. H. S. signing
off. Will return to the air next June.
Until then, goodby everybody and good
Alumni Editor, F. W eathern.
Eugene Campbell-Working, N. Y.
Alice Currier-Teaching, Nor-th Ches-
Eliott Dickey-Working, Massachu-
Lily Frederic - Teaching.
Owen Gilman - Bowdoin College.
Nathalie Hatch-Teaching, Chester-
Herbert L. Hobbs --Married.
George Kershner - Married.
Freda Larcom-Teaching, Farmington.
Eleanor Luce-Employed Farmers
Telephone Office. 4
Mildred Luce-Teaching, Madrid.
Elorence Magoni-'Ileaoh.ing, Spring-
Rachael McLaughlin-Teaching, Farm-
. Carl Milliken-At home.
Burton Newton--Working, Farming-
Elizabeth Oliver-Working, Portland.
Robert Payden-F. S. N. S.
Elsie Savage-Engaged to be married.
Teaching, New Vineyard. .
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Esther Small-Employed, Knowlton 8:
McLeary Co., Printing Office.
Alice Stevens-Teaching, New Vine-
Isabel Thompson-Teaching, Temple.
Cathryn Tuttle--Teaching, Vienna.
Benjamin Vlfeathern - At Home.
Gladys VVellman -Training for a nurse,
Providence Memorial Hospital.
Gordon W'ood-VVentworth. Institute,
Miriam Barker - Married.
Annie Beal-Training at Maine Gen-
eral Hospital, Portland.
Ruth Berry-Bliss College, Lewiston
Drew Beedy-VVorking, Farmington.
Curtis' Brown-Working, N. Y.
Weston Brown-Vlforking, VVeld.
Hazel Doyen - Married.
Maurice Flood-At school.
Fred Frederic-At home.
Theodore Gagne-F. S. N. S.
Priscilla Goodwin - Bates College.
Winifred Hamlin-F. S. N. S.
Evelyn Hovey - Married.
Harry Huff- Colby College.
Margaret Jackson-At school, Boston.
Clarice Lufkin-F. S. N. S.
Helen McCully-F. S. N. S.
Irene Magoni-F. S. N. S.
Virginia Mathieu-At home.
Isabel Osborne - Married.
Dorothy Merry - Married.
Elizabeth Morton-F. S. N. S.
Eugene Moreau-F. S. N. S.
Louise Leavitt--F. S. N. S.
Hazel Kinney-At home.
Helen Josselyn-At home.
Alice johnson-F. S. N. S.
Monette .Ross-University of Cincin-
Avis Russell-,F. S. N. S.
Ada Small-Maine School of Com-
'Dhelma Smith--Teaching, Chesterville
Edith Stanley-Bates College.
Rachel Staples - Married.
Myron Starbird-F. S. N. S.
Eleanor Stevens-Employed, Presson's.
Frederick Sturtevant-Maine School of
Ruby VVagner--F. S. N. S.
Horace Yeaton -- At home.
Eliza-beth Buker-F. Sf N. S.
Arlyne Clark-F. S. N. S.
Dorothy Durrell-At home. '
Edward Gagne-F. S. N. S.
Kenneth Hamlin-Bartlett School of
Norris Hamlin--At home.
George Hobbs-Employed, F. E. Mc-
Medora Hogan-F. S. N. S.
Ella Huff - Colby College.
Annette Hutchinson - Married.
Mae Kershner-Employed, Farmers'
Dorothy Lane- Employed, Newberry's.
Lydia McC11lly-F. S. N. S.
Sylvia McLaughlin--F. S. N. S. '
Mary Mannock-F. S. N. S.
Thelma Meisner- At home.
Clinton Merry--Working, Farmington.
Peter Mills--Hebron Academy.
Frances Morrill-F. S. N. S.
Ethelyn Richards-At home.
Clara Belle Russell -Training at Provi-
dence Memorial Hospital.
Irma Russell-F. S. N. S.
Kathryn Spinney-Employed, New-
Marjorie Spinney-- Office Franklin
Marvin Stevens-F. S. N. S.
Milburn Stevens-Employed, Farming-
Francis Sturtevant-Hebron Academy.
Harold Stewant-F. S. N. S.
Ella Voter- Arbo's.
Lewis Webber-F. S. N. S.
Helen Weeks-F. S. N. S.
Olive Weeks--F. S. N. S.
Thelma Williams - Married.
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From one Exchange Editor to another: zine. We especially enjoyed your photo-
I wish to compliment you on your mag-
azines. I have enjoyed looking them
" The Meteor," Berlin, New Hampshire.
A very fine magazine. Enjoyed the Lit-
erary Department very much.
" The Taconicf' Williamstown, Massa-
chusetts. We were pleased with your
" The Sunrise," New, Sharon, Maine.
You had a very 'well arranged magazine.
Why not have some poems? .
" The Racquet," Portland, Maine. We
enjoyed your magazine very much, espec-
ially the Literary Department. You had a
very nice poet's page.
"The Miltsstcl Urzsquitf' Strong, Maine.
A very complete and well arranged maga-
Mr. Dinsmore has informed us that
Euclid was the discoverer of Geometry.
We, as Sophomores, regret his death for
if he were now alive, he would most cer-
tainly die at our hands. We would
slaughter him into right triangles at
straight angles, and leave him to square
the hypotenuse to the sum of the squares
on the other two sides. We 'll be hanged
if we'll aid him!
A. Austin, '32,
We, the students of the Commercial
Arithmetic class, in order to form a -most
jolly group, establish whispering, insure
our daily lessons, provide for the passing
of tests, promote the writing of notes, and
secure the blessings of Arithmetic to our-
selves and our classmates, do ordain and
establish this unique schedule for our
" The Pioneer," Andover, Maine. A
line magazine for so small a school.
" The Pinetumf' Stratton, Maine. Your
Literary and Joke Departments are espe-
cially interesting. May our exchange con-
tinue. - '
" The Chronicle," South Paris, Maine.
We like your original cuts very much.
" The Magnet," Madison, Maine. A
very good account of school activities. Q
" The Red and Ifl"lz1'te,"" Sanford Maine.
We liked it for it was just like a regular
" The B. H. S. Echo," Belgrade High
School, Belgrade, Maine. A well ar-
ranged magazine. Enjoyed your joke De-
mutual editication: First, A seating plan
convenient for whisperingg Second, Short
lessonsg Third, Easy testsg Fourth, Re-
liable letter carriersg Fifth, Lenient
Dorothy Parker, '32.
Frances Luger, '32,
Mr. Gilman: Not that I'm trying to
teach wihat they say about men being ,de-
scended from monkeyg for Q I'm not.
CReading from French book.j " For
example, look at me!"
Teacher: Do you know Lincoln's
Gettysburg address? '
Green Freshman: No-I--I didn't
even know he 'd ever lived there.
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by MICHAELS STERN. Beautiful patterns.
U BLUE SERGE SUITS FOR GRADUATION
S20 - S25 - S35 Single and Double Breast
We Will D0 Om' Best to Make You Look Just Right
ERNEST W. VOTER
FARMINGTON, : : 2 : MAINE
Peoples National Bank
COMMERCIAL AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
TRUST DEPARTMENT with 'Authonity to Act as Trustee, Executor,
Administrator and' Guardian of Estates
Member of the '
Federal Reserve System
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CU R R I E R
Farmington, - - Maine
F. E. KNOWLTON, Mgr.
Maine Telephone Farmers' Telephone
House 145-3 ' House 157-2
Office 111-3 Office 19-21
Alonzo P. Richards
FARMS, HOMES AND
Moved to New Location
Over Voter's Store
Studemfs Always Iflfelcome
W. M. PRATT
. 11 BROADWAY
Both Phones -
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Barker's Auto Electric Service
Exchange Hotel i
E. W. LUCE, Prop.
Dr. E. E. RUSSELL
W. M. PIERCE, D. D. S.
You Vlfill Find Your Needs in Xvearing
Apparel As XVell As Bostonian Shoes.
An-ytlzling you may 'want for Graduat-io-11,
Leslie's Clothes Shop
" The Place to Trade "
86 THE LAUREL
Dr. Wallis L. Bursey
Farmington , Maine
Everything in the Jewelry Line
Fountain Pens and Pencils
Fine Watch Repairing
Blake Jewelry Store
Lindsay G. Trask
Cook With Gas
Wiggin Appliance Co.
F uelite Natural Gas
Graybar Electrical Appliances
R A D I O S
Farmington, - Maine
Ford Service Station
The Finest Garage in this Sec-
tion, Affording Every Conven-
ience and Luxury to Motorists
Agents for FORD and LINCOLN
CARS 8 FORDSON TRACTORS
Supplies of All Kinds
The F. E. lVIcLEARY CO.
MAIN AND CHURCH STS., FARMINGTON
A LITTLE MORE
A LITTLE LESS
Lake's Little Place
Stoddard House Restaurant
STRICTLY HOME COOKED FOOD
Best Coffee in Town
Tel. 8007 31.25 up
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Low Selling Expense Enables Us to Save
You from 2550 to 3100 on Your
Purchase of a
PIANO SOUL Sz GILKEY, Prop's
Norton's Music Shop and
All Kinds of Cemetery Work
4 CHURCH STREET - CHURCH ST., - FARMINGTON,'ME
Farmington, - - Maine Farmers' Tel.: once 26-4, Res. 40L31
N. E. Phone, 170-3 Farmers', 195-2
' - C 1' f
Dr. Clyde L. Austin Omplmem 0
DENTIST MARY NELSON L
BROADWAY, l FARMINGTON
Remember Everybody Likes Candy
Soda Fountain Drinks and
Norton's Candy Store
31zoAnwAv, FARMINGTON, ME.
Frederick C. Lovejoy
64 Main Street, Farmington, Maine
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Sales and Service
Glass Fitting Body and Top Work
Painting General Garage Work
EXIDE BATTERY STATION
B. A. Pinkham Carriage Co.
Next to Broadway Theatre
'A' The Om'-Stop Service Station "
K. A. ROLLINS
S IOBBERS OF TOBACCO
A Agents for MOXIE A
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
Let Us Furnish Them for You for All
We Telegraph Flowers
Ripley S99 Company
Farmington, - - Maine
T H E
Knowlton 8: McLeary Go.
PRINTERS and PUBLISHERS
51-53 Main St., - Farmington
SCHOOL WORK A SPECIALTY
This Book is a Fair Sample of the Kind
of Printing We Do for Schools
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Mrs. Harry Brown
L PLEASED CUSTOMER IS OUR
Spend Your Mon-ey at Home
and You Help Your Town
Tarbox cc? Whittier
The Path to Better Furniture Values
Stearns Furniture Co.
' Both Phones
ROY F. GAMMON CO. ,
Farmington, - - Maine
EL. W. HARRIS
lain Street, : : Farmington, Maine
A Good Place for Good Serv-ice
E. R. Weathernif? Sons
FARMINGTON, A MAINE
90 THE LAUREL
'78 Main Street - Both Phones
BLANK BOOKS '
CONFEJCTIONERY AND TOBACCO
I The Quality Store t
C. S. CROSBY
F. L. BUTLER C0.
W. P. ENNIS Exsmm B ENNIS
A. s. CONANT'S
UPPER LIAIN STREET, - FARMINGTON
Both Phones '
LINSCOTT VALETDR SHOP
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Front Street :' Foot of Broadway
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- For Your
C. B. MOODY
George Mel.. Presson
Farmington , Maine
W. W. Small Company
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
'LOUR GRAIN FEED
Glass Paints and Oils
E. E. Flood Cofnpany
THE FAMILY SHOE STORE
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Arbo C. Norton
DRY AND FANCY GOODS
FARMIIN GTON MAINE
EAT AT THE
M ' Street
HOME MADE COOKING
The Personal Exchange of
Keeps School Memories for All Time
SPECIAL SCHOOL STYLES
and PRICES at
Frames and Framing
ICE CREAM SODAS
Farmington, - Maine
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C 1' I
Om? mms 0 EVA M. GARVIN
Brown's Jewelry Store
OPTICAL DEP ENT
O11 Broadway ART GOODS
Farmington, ' Maine Broadway Theatre Building
GROCERIES MEAT Farmington Baking Co.
I BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY
E. A. ODELL CAKES
CANDY CIGARS LUNCHES
C. G. STANLEY
Farmington, - Maine
Gray's Airport Camps
Two Miles North of Farmington E
Rangeley Lakes and Canada Road
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Lewiston Buiok Company
GREETING CARDS GIFT
The Barton Press
PROGRAMS, DANCE ORDERS
Decorations - Favors - Place Card
Of All Kinds
W H I T E ' S
Maine Consolidated Power Co. KODAKS
FARMINGTON, MAINE I-Iardy7S Pharmacy
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Daggett 85 Will
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RETAIL DEALERS GENERAL
in H A R D W A R E
Strong, Maine STRONG, 1 : MAINE
Estate of C. V. Starhird
Kiln-Dried Birch and Maple Flooring
Molding of All Kinds a Specialty
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All Branches of
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ATTORNEY AT LAW Paints
. Sporting Goods
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, Dealer in
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Props.: D. I. KEENE 8: SON
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h GENERAL MERCHANDISE
GRAIN AND FEED
Dryden, - - Maine
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Phones: N. E. 8008-2, Farmers' 3-2
A Nation-Wide Choice
THE NEW AND BETTER TEXACO GASOLINE
A , and
TEXACO GOLDEN MOTOR OILS
Farmington Oil Company
H G. M. Luce and Son, Props.
Livermore Falls Trust E99 Banking Co.
LIVERMORE FALLS, MAINE
Most Up-to-Date Equipment
Savings Deposits Draw Interest at Rate of 402, from First of Each Month
U Payable Quarterly
We are Headquarters for Everything Musical
PIANOS ' I' MUSIC - Popular, Standard
BAND and PHONOGRAPI-IS
INSTRUMENTS ' EASY TERMS
Turn in Your Old Instrument for Anything We Have
BAILEY'S MUSIC STORE
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Flowers for All Occasions
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DRUGGISTS' AND CHEMISTS'
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Start the Day Right by Wearing
DAVIS NEW PROCESS SHOES
J. W. Russell
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VVriter for the
. Y. LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Protection and Investment
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PULPWOOD, LUMBER and
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C. H. BRACKLEY, Prcside-not
TURNED VVOODEN SPOOLS
HANDLES, KNOBS, PILL BOXES
SYRINGE CASES, MAILING CASES
RIBBON and VVIRE SPOOLS
Every Good Time isha Good Time
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. -
BROWTNIE CAMERAS, 352.00 to 355.00
KQDAKS, sooo and Up FILMS
Developing Printing E nlarging
PAPER ROLLS, Etc.
Strong' I I : Maine 62 MAIN STREET
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BOYS' GIRLS" Ff1l'IIllllgt0Il Fi1l'lIl0l'S UIll0Il
HAVE YOUR HAIR CUT GRAIN GROCERIES
Boody 81 Car-ville's
GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES
Roy C. Stinchfield, Mgr.
THE LAUREL 101
WHEN IN WANT OF
Green or Canned
WE HAVE IT
SOOD CLOTHES-NOTHING ELSE
' C. H. Braekley
M ' Boys'
gloililiig l:llllBl'8rSl0ll Ciothing CANNED APPLES
p A Specialty
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
-If you save all you earn, you're a miser.
f you spend all you earn, you're a fool.
f you lose it, you're out.
f you End it, you're in.
f you owe it, they're always after you.
f you lend it, you're always after them.
t's the cause of evil.
t's the cause of good. .
t's tfhe cause of happiness. 1
t's the cause of sorrow.
If the government makes it, it's all fight.
If you make it, it's all wrong.
As a rule it's hard to get. H
But it's pretty soft when you get it.
To some it says, " I've come to stay ".
To others it whispers, "Good-bye".
Some people get it at a bank.
Others go to jail for it.
The Mint makes it first.
It's up to you to make it last. '
102 THE LAUREL
WHAT COULD BE BETTER FOR
GRADUATION THAN A
Barrettas Beauty Shop
C. J. Higgins
TOBACCO AND CANDY
Also Light Lunches
Corner of Main and Church Streets
For a BETTER BREAD
MILK AND HONEY
Costs More, Worth More
40 Main St. Telephone 249
A Safe Place to Trade
MEN'S and BOYS'
CLOTHING and FURNISHINGS
LIVERMORE FALLS, - MAINE
CHRYSLER - PLYMOUTH
Sal'es and Service
E. E. Cram
Life Time Guaranteed RINGS
30.50 to 035.00
FANCY COLORED GLASSVVARE
FISHING TACKLE and
" The House of H onest Values "
Wilton, - - Maine
THE LAUREL 103
L. R. LEWIS
TRON G, - MAINE
To Sell You Only Such Merchandise As
Will Make You Our Friend Is Our Aim
COATS - DRESSES - HATS
Call on us when in town
J. Guy Coolidge
LLVERMORE FALLS, ME. . Tel. 14-12
3. E. WHITNEY
LADIES' SILK DRESSES
Deakin's Shoe Store
Shoes Repaired While You Wait
LIVERMORE FALLS, MAINE
D A N C I N G
in Arthur W. Morse Co.
N E ' Belfast, Maine
S A L E M TROUSERS UNDERWEAR
Every Saturday I SHIRTS ETC
Gents 50 cents 5 Ladies Free FOI' Lad Iilld Dad
just a Little VVay by Auto, Let 's Go
ood Music - Good Ears - Good Time
104 THE L
PUTNAM 85 HATCH
Garage and Machine Shop
JOB WORK AND REPAIRS
UP-To-DATE DRY CLEANSING
lVIac's Renovating Company
G1-:o. Po1ssoN, Prop.
OXYACETYLENE FRENCH DRY CLEANERS
Ladies' and Gents' IfVork
VVELDING AND CUTTING
Tel. 21-3 Depot Street
Livermore Falls, Maine . .
Livermore Falls, Maine
W. A. Stuart Company
L. G. Hatch, Pres. S. W. Coolidge, Treas.
HEATING and PLUMBING
LIVERMORE FALLS, IVIAINE
' Tel. 12
G. R. GRUA
Livermore Falls, Maine
G. F. KNIGHT
ROUGH and FINISHED LUMBER
Paints Oils and Varnishes
Windows and Doors
Celotex, Sheetrock and Upson Board
BRICK, LIME and CEMENT
Livermore Falls, - Maine
Call at the
B E A N H O L E
L U N C H E S
for Economical Transportation I
The W-J-il! In Chevrolet
Greatest EIQEVLO History
TAKES ENTIRE MORTON MOTOR CO. TERRITORY BY .STORM
We Have Double the Orders on Hand That VVe Ever Had Before
5012, More Deliveries to Date Than Up to This Time in 1929
Svc and Ride in thc Car Today. Place Your Order Early
O. K. USED CARS WITH AN O. K. THAT COUNTS
See MORTON'S Before You Buy Any Car
Terms That Will Su--it Y ou. - Complete Garage Service
"Everything for the Automobile "
T TI-IE MORTON MOTOR COMPANY
FARMINGTON and LIVEPQMORE FALLS, MAINE
Fraternity, College and Class Jewelry
Jeweler to the Junior Class of
Farmington High School
L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY
MANUFACTURING JEWELERS AND STATIONERS
The Whole story in a nutshell is
that in the final analysis it pays to
transact your business in The Bank
Where relations with patrons are
not devoid of human sentiment
Progressive b u si n e s s men and
women fully appreciate the helpful
and intensive service that features
every transaction at this institution.
Our open - door policy cordially
invites you to come 1n.
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