Farmington High School - Laurel Yearbook (Farmington, ME)

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4 1 ? A4 L Y. 3 fl 4 yy , .1 M Q !' 1 N I ff S .4 I . , 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE Mr. Dinsmore Clllustrationj .. 2 DEDICATION .............. 3 LAUREL BOARD . . . . . . 4 EDITORIALS 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 ATHLETICS The Football Squad Clllustrationj . . . . . . 39 Football .......................... . . . 39 The Basketball Squad Clllustrationj . . . . . 41 Basketball . ...................... . . . 41 CLUBS 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 LITERARY 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. ' ' ' LAUREL BOARD Editor-in-Chief .... ........... C LYDE TAYLOR Assistant Editors .... DOROTHEA HODGKINS PATREACE HALL -Class Editors .... ELINA NfAGONI LAURA LEAVITT WALTER LUCE MAXINE CooK Bfusiness Manager .......... OLIVE WHITNEY Assistant Managers ..... ....... M ARY Ons FRED JACKSON Exchange Editor ............ VIVLAN RUSSELL Alum-ni Editor ........ FRANCES WEATHERN Notes and Jokes .............. DONNELL RYAN Athletics ..,. ....... J 01-IN CALLAHAN Artists ....... JOHN CALLAHAN WALTER LUCE BIRDENA CAIN PATREACE HALL LAURA LEAVITT DWIGHT BEEDY EW'Ui'!l1'!l'fWlfW!Yi!i!ZfW!!lNl11!l1!XU'NZD!!HKU'1!L!l:'!lM.l"!lr'!l'MJNJMZU.V 9 fans-ure: :i 31: l its 9 Jia: ,J--or -nn L ,I -L -c :Q-1 t , ll tix? THE LA REL 5 PUBLISHED BY 'rx-is STUDENTS or THE ! VOLUME XXVI NUMBER I FARM1NGToN HIGHSCHOOL Di i E . X 51, I .t eg: 7 f 14 ,pe 7 -.1 a If 1.-C if 9mm I . ri I if it if I 1 if r if t it 1 if r f4'im-mmmmmmiImnvnvmmimtmnvri FARMINGTON, MAINE, JUNE, 1930 EDITORIALS KNOWLEDGE 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 password. 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 years ahead and body by patient, steadfast devotion to You know it is worth your You have a world to win if your studies. every effort. you will. 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 or- ? Juniors-You are on the home stretch, 6 THE LAUREL 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- left and 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. TT 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 Lantern! 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 THE LAUREL 7 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 are cooperating 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 pupils. 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. YT' SCHOOL sPlRx'r 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- ties. 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:- A SOLUTION "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- ing? " Oh, but you 'll go to the game with me thi s afternoon, won't you?" replied Roberta. 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 H 8 THE LAUREL 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. TT FORWARD! " 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 of superior-ity. 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. 'YT Husband, scowlling as he upbraided his wife: "You 'd believe anything a fool told you." " Not always," replied 'his wife, smil- ing sweetly, "although you are very con- vincing at times." If CD Nw aff ,Y if i vx X 'lik lf f- , S12 " I . THE LAUREL 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 ll YY Motto: " The greater the obstacle, the more glory in over- coming it." 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." THE LAUREL 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 H 77 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 u 9: 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- mittee, 3. "In sincerity-and godly simplicity." T H E L A U R E L DEANE, Mrm-oN General U n . 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 cr :I 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 H H 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." ft' ff. THE LAUREL 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 ll U Motto: " Letter writing is a most delightful way of wasting time." 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 Club, 4. "Love is the marrow of friendship and letters are the Elixir of love." HODGKINS, DOROTHEA College Preparatory " DORRIE " Motto: "Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor." 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 talent." HUNT, LLoYD ,W f , Commercial Motto: "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." 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 blunted." T H E L A U R E L IVIACE, DONALD General H u 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 u u 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- cert, 4. " 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." THE LAUREL NICKERSON, N oRMA General "BUDDY " 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 is xr . 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." THE LAUREL 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 Reception, 2. "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 a twin." 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." THE LAUREL VVEYMOUTH, RUTH Commercial "RUTHIE" 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 is n 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!!! 18 THE LAUREL ' SENIOR "Do1NGs"! Adams, F.-Following the Films! Averill, D.-Getting used to staying in town. 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 over ". Callahan, J.-Designing " humorous " sketches. Cook, M.-Modernizing "Bailey Hill". Deane, M. -Graining the old grey mare. Dunn, E.-Waiting for' week-ends to come. Flood, B.-Keeping H tabs " on Junior Room. Frederick, D.-" Teaming Lizzie ". Gould, H.-Keeping her hair curled. Haines, D.-Writing letters to?!?!? Hodgkins, D.-Commuting from Farm- ington Falls. Hunt, L.-Getting over his "affairs"!! Mace, D.-Tinkering the old Dodge. MoCully, C.-Waiting for a hair cut!! Mosher, J.-Developing his vocal chords! ' Nickerson, N.-Trailing the Nor- mals ! ! ! A Parker, A.-Training for " Public Speaking ". Russell, V.-Week-ending at New Sharon. Ryan, D.-Clhewing his pencil. Small, E.-Dreaming of Maine School of Commerce. Taylor, C.-Escorting that "certain Freshman ". Weathern, F. - Talking! Talking! Talking! VVeymouth, R.-Trying to " get in ". VVhitney, O.-Thinking up " Wise cracks ". VVright, F.-Singing " Oh Charlie, My Boy". O. Whitney, '3O. WISHES 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 Students. School would close for a year.-Whole Student Body. I never had to Debate.-Juniors and Seniors. The recess bell would ring.-Any of us. The Second Period would be omitted.- Senior Latin Class. I could control my laughter.-Olive Whitney. " 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. Whitney, '30. LIBRARY NOTES 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- lowing: Innocents Abroad-Adams and Hines. The Skyrider-Averill. We'll Dance the Nite Away-Barrows. Girls - Berry. Tarzan the Untamed- Bragg. Nervous Wreck-Bragg. Home Maker-Bunnell. The The The Slhort Stop- Callahan. The Flirt-Cook. The Valley of Silent Men-Deane and Mosher. The Silent Woman-Dunn. Strawberry Blonde-Flood. Keeping Up with Lizzie-Frederick. The Long Shadow'-Gould. The Cave Girl-Haines. A Princess of Mars-Hodgkins. THE LAUREL 19 Free Air-Hunt. The Phantom Lover - Mace. Never the Twain Shall Meet-McCully and Sargent. The Reckless Lady-Merry. 'Dhe Normal Girl-Nickerson. The Mysterious Rider-Parker. Casey Ryan-Ryan. 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. Speed Cop-Whitney. A Reader of the Bible-Wright. O. Whitney, '3o. NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS Heaven Journal ST. PETER, Editor ' tBy St. Whitney, special for Heaven Journalj 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 necessityj 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 20 THE LAUREL . 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 without companionship. 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. Walter Sargent. 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 Hodgkins. 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 THE LAUREL 21 World Famous Orator! Miss Ida Merry will deliver a series of orations on " The Corruptness of Sports " at the Methodist Church, Farmington, Maine. Social Gatherings! 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- son. 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 Saleswoman 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 hospital. 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 me. 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 Whang-Ol She and another car she tried to steer me around it, but drove me into an electric light post, and turned me over. 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 Lady now. Alma Pillsb-ury, '32. Should a fellow propose to his girl on his knee? Yes, he must, or she must get off. JUNHOHS 'IT' W1 A N my I A ,, Q , IF, rifsfgifh, 0 1 i g N. N. N wiv K" .S H5 Looks TO HIMSELF 445 HE Looks 'ro OTHERSI THE LAUREL 23 REMARKABLE SQANDALS REVEALED! ADVICE GIVEN! QUESTIONS ASKED! 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- spective. We lhope that if anyone's face burns upon reading this, it will be because of a guilty conscience. We, hereby, humbly sulbmit these sad details. NIARION FELLows 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 your desk. Future-Marion will soon be a star and making a great success in " Soft Noises ", the hilarious Broadway Night-Club Show. VIRLIE RANGER 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. HERBERT PRESTON 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 ". SAYWARD Ross 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 ". MARY OTIs Past-VVere you ever jealous of any F airbanksite ? Present-Is the reason for your violin talent because you live near the Devil's Elbow? 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. HAROLD KEMPTON 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 " fall for. Future-You will come down from your airy iheights and 'be our Oracle of Style. DONALD PIERCE 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 Sheik. 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. tall men, 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'." GLENDON HoBBs- Past-Glen has been making a collec- tion of new Ford cars. Was this mania anything like stamp or coin collecting, Glen ?' Present-Y-our fhobby now is Qnotj answering Miss Seeley's questions in English. Future-We expect to see you man- ager of the Franklin County Stock Ex- change. RUTH Moonv 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 Dancing ". HAZEL BRYANT Past-You were quite often so early that the Junior Room was not openf?!j. V Present--Hazel is practicing for a stilt race. 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 relativity theory. 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. PATREACE HALL Past-Was very busy proving that she was Scotch. 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." ELODIA NICKERSON 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 GLENDON SMITH Past-Practiced with a fewl com- panions, for an endurance auto-ride con- test. Plresent-Getting used to hearing Mr. Whitney say: " Please take your gum out, Smith." Future-Being some kind of a " smith ". V - THE- LAUREL 25 BARBARA HEMINWAY 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. DOROTHY PARKER 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. A. THOMPSON 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 grind. Future-Will 'probably hold the world's heavyweight boxing champion- sfhip. FRED JACKSON Past-Spent some of his excessive energy acting as president of the class of '31. Present-Cudgels his brain 'daily about how to found a private mail service. Future-Will be president of the West Farmington First National Bank. ALLLSON HOAR 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. LAURA LAMBERT 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 movies. Future-Ten years from now you will be drawing cartoons for 'f The Franklin Journal". FRANCENA WILBUR Past-Studied hard when not " gad- ding" around. 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? ARDEEN MERCHANT Past-Entertained "some little Freshie" by your antics. Present- Isn't really as funny as it sounds. Future-Only a wizard could tell. MADELYN RICHARDS 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 her glances. Future-Will -be a popular debutante in New York Society. THELMA CRAIG 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 ROSABELLE PARKER 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 ". CLAYTON SMITH Past--Making steam for the Franklin County Light and Power Company with a little flask full of water and a Bunsen burner. Present-Agent for Smith Bros. Coughdrops. 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." CHRISTINE LUCE 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. CHARLOTTE ROBBINS 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 LLOYD ARGYLE Past--Studying the science of " talk- ies", and making several important im- provements. Present-Studying English as a fa- vorite pastime. 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." ELLEN DURRELL Past--Driving a green QD Ford? Present-Singing a favorite songcalled " Love ". Future-We are sunk!! BEATRTCE FURBER Past - 'Continually clog-dancing through the cornidors. Present-Doing iifty words a minute! Future- World champion typist. MARJORIE BRAGG Past-Won several loving UQ cups at track meets. Present-Who's that snappy dancer doing the " drag "? Oh, that 's only Marjorie Bragg! Future-Being nonchalant in great difficulties sudh as being caught passing notes. ' ELLIOTT HODGKINS Past-Valedictorian at Temple Gram- mar School. 'Present-Supplying the school with " punch "!!! Future-Picking a cat's teeth with a crowibar. ' Domus BUTTRRFIELD 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- land. "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 'hours U? 'JY . 3nn-- 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 ". ELEANOR LARCOM 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 ". Donorny Gannon 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" HELEN VOTER 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. WALTER LUCE Past--Swallowed a dictionary to get inspiration. Present-Advice: " Stay out of Cthej West QMillsj". Future--Director of what was for- merly known as "Zieglield's Follies ", now known as "Luce's Lillies ". ELLA OSBORNE Past-Studying English. 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' VELMA SMLTH Past-Stage dancing at North Ches- terville. Present-Spending her noon hour at the exclusive UD Newberry's on Broad- way. 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. SELECTED JOKES 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 ". HORIZONTAL Against Cabbrev.J. Tantalum. A liquid measure Cabbrewzl. A S. W. state in the U. S. Aluminum. The fGermanJ. A linear measure fabbrevj. Open fpoeticj. Definite article Cspanishj. A Roman emperor. Make, act. Pair Cabbrevj. To be sickly. Walks around. Exists. A preposition. A preposition. A feminine name. A ballot. An inflammable f ty liquid. at A number. A hubbub. THE LAUREL w 42. A prefix meaning three. 44. A pronoun. 45. Spectacles fcolloqj. 48. They fFrenchJ. I 49. Ones who ofliciate in holy offices. 54. Member of Parliament Qabbrevj. 56. Articles of dress worn to protect other clothes. 58. A city in Egypt. 62. A plenty. 63. To deface. 64. To spoil. ' 65. Ocular. 66. Escapes. 68. Centimeter Cabbrev.j. 69. Special Post-Graduate Qahbrevj. 71. Preposition meaning "with " 72. Definite article CFrenchD. 73. A violent shock. 78. Interrogate. 81. A suffix used in the classification of rocks. 82. Depart. 83. Narrated. Loaded. A famous Italian poet. A precious stone. A feminine name. THE LAUREL ' 26. Gold. 27. Together. 28. Not rigid. 29. Wicked. 37. Added beyond saturation. A plant, from the roots of which a Hour 30. Behold. can be made. 36. Either. A color. And CFrenchJ. 39. Since. Ceremony. A pronoun. A negative. Right fabbrevj. 40. A coarse cotton fabric. 41. "Of" Qltalianl. 43. Having the same color. 46. To caress. 29 A small French town on the Mediter- 47. The moon's age at the beginning of the fanean. Each Cabbrevj . Poems. - Well known English school. Provided that. ' To creep. Road CFrenchJ. Argon. Half an " em ". A bustling. Indefmite articlef One one-thousandth of an inch. Id est fabbrevj. To clatter. A singing note. Finished. Bone. A unit. Honoring. Exhausted. A monster. To pulverize. A possessive pronoun. A pronoun CFrenchj. A cutting instrument. calendar year. 50. Registered Nurse CabbrevJ. 51. Emory University. 52. Specific Gravity. 53. Electricity generated by heat. 54. Crazy. 55. An introduction in music. 57. N iton. 58. Meditation. 59. Variation of "ab" 60. Pronoun. 61. Rhode Island. 63. A Greek letter. 67. Sober. 70. A missile. 74. A boy's niclmame. 75. Made a current of 76. To rage. 77. A high-explosive. 78. An insect. 79. A heavenly body. 80. An English city. 85. Of Cltalianj. 89. Conjunction. 90. A female deer. air. ow man author. Mountains Cabbrev.D. gg, Upon' Prince Edward's Island fabbrev.l. 100. An operatic 5010. Prefix meaning "a8ai11"- 102. First name of a. well-lm Go in. A building for storing grain, etc. 105- Skin. A middle western state. Wanderings. VERTICAL Outrageous. An unclean one. A city destroyed by God. To limit or straighten. A Dutch sea. Watchful. Through. Proof. Of fFrenchD. Lithium. Work room. An Egyptian god. Company Cabbrev.l. 107. Emperor Cabbrev.D. 111. Preposition meaning " to " 112. Negative. 116. Seeing. 118. Satisfied. Site of a battle in the World War. 119. I showed CLatinj. 120. Dress of Roman man. 121. Enough Cpoeticl. 122. Lair. 126. Royal Guards Cabbrev.j. 127. A limb of the body. 128. Insurance fabbrev.J. 129. Same as 142 horizontal. 132. Arsenic. 134. Scarce. 138. Equall 141. Part of verb " to be". n modern Ger M 'E 10 J X Al KN gb. J 5 K XX XX mtl X X X ff , l NES 'iff ' .YQ l X' x W' 5, , M 'WU' X y M 1 RU , ,ff KX I K ' ' ' ' ,' I x ,M V 7' ' fl ' fx 1' s ' ' ,f ZF fi! ' fl it :' Qlg qyx iii up ,jj 4 Af,g,,1 , V Aj 'r Z, fl! I I If ff viqlf f fff 1 f 4 f 1 N 'hal l ,Hug ' ., f XmN'x': f.- gxlkv pw llsvxsgnp V ' W la Q H ! if X H m 1 .. 1 1 ig' QXOJS. -Em, H, 2 U , W, 'J QW: 1 2 W X vw a l X -'EKWIENI I2 X lx 1- 'iw W MW W2 W W U11 K' ' lf' ,k gi 3 R 7 f WWjg-1 X xx , l Q N- 'HRM 'Wax HRX W I X x . 4 f' ' I life ,ef , . Z ff W ' fwj:. :,g ! n ' I !E"!f1. 5 ' X A 'IJ N! I . Q 4' 4.: M xxx X lv JW X ,X xx fx! M Y mf if 2 'AE in :xiWg X Y X gf ? ' ' 1 f 5 Jil! wyff I ,5 lf, , , .8 '1 - , . Q 3 fm AY W Ha 1' ,Jus 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 class meetings. 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 an Indian. 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 she 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- derstand. 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, .-ii... 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 be forthcoming. 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 COUNCIL 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- 'a 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 Student Council. 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 " Tallest-J. Paul. Shortest-I. Currier. Tiniest-P. Pillsbury. The Best Read-C. Oliver. The Most Collegiate-B. Small. The Most Musical--E. McGary. Athletic-T. Roderick. Most Serious-O. McKechnie. Lazy-Too numerous to mention! Most Ambitious-M. Hagerstrom. Tardiest-- S. Keene. ' Close Seconds-I. Craig and M. Mor- rell. The ,Crookedest--Hodgkins, Morton and Co. 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 A. Austin. The Most Flirtations-M. Morrell and G. Wellman. Independence Personified-Miss Eloise McGary. Indifferent - S. Bonney. A. Big Bluffer- L. Rackliffe. Chums--A. Greenwood and L. Keith. Honest Uncle San1-- fWheelerj. 'Suvbject to Inferiority Complex-F. Clark. 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 Exams! Hayshaker - S. Yea-ton. M THE VVould-be-Flaipper - M. Hinkley. Would-be-Sheik - R. Morton. The Most Reverend -- E. Holley. SOPHOMORE ANIMAL CRACK-ERS Lucille, the Elephantine. Bow-VVOW Small. 'Potanius Gagne. Purring Wellman. Monkey Roderick. Horsie Hagerstrom. 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. Lynx-Cat McGary. Buffalo Bill Buccanaan. Mr. 'Possum Hodgkins. Turkey Taylor. Puppy Pillsbury QPhilipj. Raccoon Rollins. Polly Parrot Morrell. Lioness Luger. Mountain Goats -A. Austin, D. Hogan. Coyote--G. Kenney. Otter-Study Everybody. Turtle Keene. Snail Craig. Tiger Taylor. Peccary Parker. 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 me! LAUREL 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, , xy M ' V ! wht- X . W N 35 1 N , 3 X 311 'E V P' W Y ' 1 V . ' I X ,Mx N 3 w NWN 1: l Ip ' ' W i 3' 1 xl! 1 ' k fr 11 1 I: II , : r ' 1 Q 1 'y i . ,1 l 'I 'Ms , ' 7 'lx 36 THE LAUREL 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 I TEN toiling Freshmen! As one wrote a rhyme, A teacher caught sight of itg So then there were nine. II Nine little Freshmen! One was always late For his English classg So then there were eight. III Eight innocent Freshmen! Longing to be in l1eav'n, One fell up the stairs, And that left seven. IV Seven fresh Freshmen! One in a Hxg- In just a few hours, There were only six. V Six dumb-Freshmen Trying to keep alive! But one missed a lesson, And then there were five. VI Five timid Freshmen Standing on the floor! Then the teacher looked at them, And there were four. VII Four daring Freshmen Went on a spree! One rode on the running-board- And that left three. VIII Three spleeny Freshmen Climbing Mt. Blue! One prophesied a storm, So that left two. IX Two verdant Freshmen, Sitting in the sun! One got sunburned, Then there was one. X 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!"- R. S. " We have to take the rtazzing, but deep -down in their hearts they like us."-R. H. S. " 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. CDisgusting.j " Girls are crazy, everybody knows that!"-V. L. B. " I 'm tired of picking up handkerchiefs dropped accidentally on purpose!"-E. V. B. " 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. W. "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- up nose, 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 boy. " You get the quarter, but I don't see why you named an Irishman, you being a Jew." "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 that carnationf, 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- tions! " Sunday School Teacher: Who led the Childran of Israel into Canaan? Will one of the small boys answer? No reply. Teacher fcrosslyj: Can no one tell? Little boy on that scat next to the aisle, who led the Children of Israel into Canaan? Little boy fbadly frightenedj: It wasn't me. I-I just moved yere f'n1 Mizzoury. 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 brain? Mr. lfVhitney: No, it would make no new wrinkle, just blister his feet, that is allf A little 'boy enters a -barber shop to get a hair cut. Barber: What kind of a hair cut, Sonny? 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. THE LAUREL 39 Wi EET! Q SJ 1 l , THE FOOTBALL SQUAD FOOTBALL , 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 I 40 THE LAUREL 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 men. 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. Left Half-Ryan "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. Right Guard-Thompson 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. Center Guard-Beedy 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. Left Guard-Kempton " 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. THE LAUREL 41 THE BASKETBALL SQUAD Left Tackle-Morton "Dick's" work in the line was of the highest order throughout the season. His tackling in the Brunswick game saved many touchdowns. 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. End-Hobbs A " Glen " earned his letter by hard iight- in-g and tacklingg the coming year will probably find Hobbs as a regular end. BASKETBALL 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 their opponents. 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 42 THE LAUREL 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 them. 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 SCOYCS. Line-up: Callahan CCaptainJ and Rackliff .... .... r b Keene and Pierce ........... ..... . .. lb Kempton and Paul ............. . c Ryan and Preston .... .. .. rf Barrows and Roderick . . .... . . . . lf i....- " 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- . Well? And-tlie alarm was only set for seven. WASTED Math. teacher: Now we find that x is equal to zero. Student: Gee! all that work for nothing. 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 thinking about. " 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 class? " 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 class? Fine! I can make twenty mistakes a minute now. Teacher: Try this sentence--" Take the cow out of tihe lot." What mood? Pupil: The cow. A ii T33 535 3:6 R7 H5 CA .fe 55 44 THE LAUREL 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 Bangor. The students of the Commercial Depart- ment are editing their annual year book which shows the work being done in the Commercial Department. 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 and in'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. THE LAUREL 45 THE GLEE CLUB GLEE CLUB HE Glee Club is one of t'he most popular clubs in Farmington High School. 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' to lose. T C. Luce, '3I. A CHANCE 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. 46 THE LAUREL "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 reporter Dorothy Haines-Clarita Yarmouth, a modern vampire Ernestine Small-Charlotte Kane, typical mod- ern girl 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 old lady Florence Adams-Mrs. Vlfillings, self-sacrilic- ing mother Clyde Taylor-Bill Willings, The Prince, at- tractive but lazy football hero Ruth NVeymouth- Norma, a Rapper Dorothea Hodgkins-Jean Claibourne, sweet and intelligent 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 this. 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 THE LAUREL 47 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. D. Hodgkins. 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 name?" 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 worms." 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 on him. Mother to small son: Tommy, if you don't mind, I shall spank you. Tommy, quickly: But, Mother, I do mind. 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 a lollipop. T00 TRUE Teacher: What is the mechanical ad- vantage in 'having a pump with a long handle? 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 sick." Teacher: Why are you always late to class? 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 eyes closed? Dad: Wliy, yes, 1Son, I am very good at that. Son: Well, then sign my report card. 48 THE LAUREL THE ORCHESTRA THE ORCHESTRA 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 year. 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- plished. 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 Operetta. 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. THE LAUREL 49 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, THE REASON 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. 50 THE LAUREL X X X X ' 5. Ex V fi I is 4 A QX I - X gfuwo! Hana Qs N B"4'1fsf-:Mt Sorwv-:S , x 'DST' 2124135 Rgexs BUS" Fw' Scoivl.: CHAI' 'A BALZAC Clnxnv mr Pgvanr Gov-we , E KAN- p 77. , I 1: Ennun-,Nc V .ov Lerfrzns Pclofvvwzq-,. -,ro 'Vigil 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 overheard. 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 THE LAUREL 51 alone :were enough to make one's hair stand on end, -but of course this was only rumor. This year everyone, including the faculty, was to come in costume. Great was the excitement the day before the party. 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 leave. 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. iv FUTURE INVENTIONS 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 52 THE LAUREL 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 them. 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 earth. 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. TT' SUMMER VACATION 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 THE LAUREL 53 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 shallow dive. 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, 'ser 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- ter. While man remains m-aster, ice is like an obedient dog, ready to do its duty at all 54 THE LAUREL 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- punished. 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 monster. 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, YT' A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A LADY OF QUEEN ANNE'S TIME LIZABETH awoke about -ten in the morning. Glancing at a nearby clock she sighed, " How terribly early! ' 1 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 your harpf' Let us for a few moments go back to THE LAUREL 55 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 gambling. - She enters the card room idly manipu- lating her fan. She joins a group of 56 THE LAUREL 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 has it. Mary Otis, '3.r. TT 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 Monday Baked Beans Pea Soup or Chop Suey Bread Bread 1 Bread Syrup Tea Tea Tea Ginger Bread Tuesday Oatmeal Pot Roast Bread Bread Potatoes or Butter Tea Boiled Dinner Tea Gravy Bread A Tea Hfvdzzesday Corn Flakes Vegetable Soup Bread Bread Bread Syrup Tea Tea Tea Thursday Vegetable Soup Baked Beans Bread Bread Indian or Butter Tea Chocolate Pudding Tea Bread Tea Friday Beans Fish Bread Bread Potatoes Syrup Tea Gravy Tea Bread Tea Saturday Oatmeal Pot Roast or Bread Bread Hot Dogs Syrup Tea Gravy Tea Bread Tea Stmday Corn Flakes Baked Beans Bread Bread Apple, Mince or Butter Tea Pumpkin Pie Tea THE LAUREL 57 Thanksgiving Dinner Chicken Mashed Potatoes Squash Onions Stuffing Gravy Pumpkin Pie Bread Tea Christmas Dinner Roast Pork Mashed Potatoes Squash Stuffing Gravy Apple Pie Bread Tea Christmas Afternoon 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- farers. Laura Leavitt, '32. YT 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 and hands nonchalantly into his pockets turned his unperturbed -gaze upon the girl. ' " Well, you seem to be taking your time about the matter." U L "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." 53 THE LAUREL fl Um-1-I! " 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 anything?,' " My dear young lady, didn't you know that little boys and girls never speak until spoken to?" " 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- thing." "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 room." "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 know." " Well, I am not going to tell you." H H 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 " Why?" "Because I do not think you would be m 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 come here." "-No. That ls right, I haven't. I heard some news of my losses so I came to in- vestigate. 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, aren't you?" " Am I?" " Yes, and I think I still could get quite provoked with you." If rn T n ' 1? U "Jack, you came to steal a glimpse of Ricky, didn't you?" , " Yes -- " " Well, funny boy, may I come too? " Alice Ryan, '32. 'BY 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 day. 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- fuse? Nerissa: It certainly is, but I don't THE LAUREL 59 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 team. 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 Hines? 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- nent! '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- man, Gagne? 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 anyvthling will. Nerissa: You- needn't worry, they 've all gotten cold feet and are leaving im- mediately. 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. M. Hagerstrom, A. Austin, 32. '32. I TT 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 get by. 60 THE LAUREL 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 dictated 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 she was 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, 'FT 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 . THE LAUREL ' 61 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- iigurement. V 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. TT' SLANG 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 life." 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 dog 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 College Slang 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- thing else. STARVATION HOUR--The hour just be- fore lunch. 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, DRAGS--College dances. 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 amorous adventures. a girl who in an un- Colleziate Dictionary 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. clubhouse. 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. BLIMP-Girl friend. SNUGGLE-PUPPY-One who pets. ALLEZ OOP--Greetings. SHINSLOP - Dance. BLOTTO-No good. AIRDALE-Uncouth male. DEAD-HOOFER-Poor dancer. TORCH-The object of one's affections. HUNG UP-Delayed. GORE - Gossip. DRAG A HOOF--Dance. CRASHED-Getting in without an invita- tion. BARGING-Stagging, attending without a partner. HANK-Male vamp. SLICK -- Sheik. COVERED YVAGON-Sedan. 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. YY HIS RELATIVES 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 THE LAUREL 63 quite sure that he was the finest boy in the world. 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 thought. 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. 4: Iohnor 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 glow home of Elaine Willson. Everyone in the Will- but 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- quainted. " What can be the trouble? I didn't know that you ever came here," said Claire Edwards. " 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 THE LAUREL 65 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 wonderful. " 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 true." The girls talked a little longer. Sud- denly 'Olaire jumped to her feet. "I must 'be going," ushe said, " it 's really very dark." " 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 notice?" :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 peaceful atmosphere. 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 do. 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 happy?" Virlie Ranger, '31, N A 66 THE LAUREL A TRIP INTO THE PAST UZZ! Buzz! "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 screen. "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 trial."i "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- ence." " 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? Who knows? L. Argyle, '3I. TT 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. THE LAUREL 67 Mr. Newton sadly shook his head in despair. 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 faded. up " 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 household affairs. "I -have heard you speak of her," re- plied Mrs. Johnson. " Do you know that I have been visiting her?" I "No-'why-no, Mrs. Newton, I didn't know," and Mrs. Johnson dropped the yarn and gazed open-mouthed at her visitor. 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 attention. "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 say anything. " 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 room. " 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 clheek. " 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 everywhere. " 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 farther. 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. V TY 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 was named. 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 very happy. 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 happy- 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 village. 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 vision-. Go 'YY 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. Go! I7 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 had meant. 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 abasement. - 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- body! 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, Spruces icy-coated 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. ' TT SPRING 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 TT 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? - x 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. TT 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. 'KY THE DAWNING 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- beams To spread happiness around, We find there comes a dawningg Life is but a clown. Betty Huf, '33. TT MY FORD '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 sand, Alasl the steering wheel came right off in my hand. ,, ' The thing jumped a fence and turned turtle twice 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. TY' . 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. 4 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. 'nr oUR FLAG 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. WT 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 King The Model Parliament soon was In twelve-hundred ninety-live, That was the date when Edward I Was King and still alive. called 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. T L i 4 ll 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. TT ' COLOR 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. -rar MY BONFIRE RISP, crackle, Red-gold tongue Devouring. Claws far-Hung, Glowering. Blue smoke scarfs, Sweep low, Swirl high. Grey wraith, Mount sky. C. ML-Cully, J30. I 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- YT MOTHER 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 :ij vlrw Z -e ,J ,ip N SCHQOL X' , All A S. :wh L fish. A N T A -. V FD fi L if , O E9 .. "Tilt, in 'Q " 1 il 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- der why? 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 be wrong." September 27. Teachers' County Conven- tion. 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 picturesque. 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- lows: ' 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- ' vention. ,Three fwihole days off!! Hurray!! Teachers' Reception. 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 present. ' 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. - T-HBNLAUREL vs, 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 Mrs. Miner. Mr. Whitney had charge of thejunior booth which was a very attractive bakery cart. 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 were SS127.6'7. 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- half. - 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 weeks. 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 -Commencement. 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 Averill. U Class Day. 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 and scholarship. As THE LAUREL goes to press County and State Contests are being planned. We wish all participants of F. H. S. the best of luck. 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 group. ' 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. CONTENTMENT 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 cago Hopeg and in March on Charity. Prof.: Are you laughing at me? Chorus: No. Prof.: Wlhat else is there in the room to laugh at? THE LAUREL 77 1 44 luv' I uf N Rf ff .,.,n 1' .jail I JM, wwe . 'JW' fi 1 Agia' I JZZLCT1, 'r ,.l'1ff1'fLI,., 1 ' aft'-gr I 'If 'III' O I I ll f 4' ' 1 Q1 MR. WHITNEY: Yeaton, what is a cylinder? Yeastonz It 's that round thing on a Ford. Miss Ialbert in General Science: To see a microbe you have to look through a telescope. Miss Seeley: Grady's father was killed in the Civil War. What type of person was Grady's mother? Merchant: Widow. Miss Seeley, reading: " And the steers ran down his cheeks." Mr. Dinsmore was giving out a 310.00 prize to 'Clifford Oliver and someone whistled. Mr. Dinsmore: That 's as near as you 'll gent to it. !!!xENcLls1-l cLAss?'1'z': 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 it." 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 0 al who should come into the room but Mr. Drew Gilman. 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 speaking tulJe.". Main Room, 6th period. Miss Moody: Mr. Gilman, may I get a drink of water? Mr. Gilman.: No, you know you aren't supposed to. A Miss Moody: I 1wris-h I could, I had ham for dinner. Next day. 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 dinner. Teacher: Where did that little laugh come from? Johnnie: 'Twas I. I laughed up my sleeve and I forgot I had a hole in the el-bow. ' A 73? THE' LAUREL 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 were cousins. 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 this book? 'Ilhe class begins to laugh. Mr. Gilman: Use your heads. flireshman talking with an upperclass- man.j ' 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 problem, Deane? 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 ignorance? 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 desk hosiery? 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 rocks! Miss Seeley: 'Can you think of an ad- jective describing Goldsmith, Adrie? A. Barrows: -Simple. fShe meant singulaztj 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 you. . Hodgkins: Oh, I always do. Mr. Whitney fin Physics 'Classjz Miss Moody, what is the fulcrum? Miss Moody: It is the climax or turn- ing point. 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- end! Miss Stafford: Have you your birth certificate? E Ray Berry: No. I know I was born fwifthout having a certificate. ' 'Reading French newspaper. N. Nickerson had just finished reading THE LAUREL .79 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 Devon? Eddie Berry: She was blue eyed and light headed! 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 foot." " 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. Joyce: Begrimed. Mrs. Bryant: I, i, yi, yi, yi,-now pro- nounce it. Joyce: Begrimed!! 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- ling? ' 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 and 224. 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!! l 80 THE LAUREL as ALUMNI at Farmington High School French Olassllli 3rd Period DEAR ALUMNI: 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 luck! Yours truly, Alumni Editor, F. W eathern. 1927 Adelade Bassett--Dead. Eugene Campbell-Working, N. Y. Alice Currier-Teaching, Nor-th Ches- terville. Eliott Dickey-Working, Massachu- setts. ' Lily Frederic - Teaching. Owen Gilman - Bowdoin College. Nathalie Hatch-Teaching, Chester- ville Hill. 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- Held, Maine. Rachael McLaughlin-Teaching, Farm- ington Falls. . Carl Milliken-At home. Olive Moody-Married. Burton Newton--Working, Farming- ton. Elizabeth Oliver-Working, Portland. Robert Payden-F. S. N. S. Elsie Savage-Engaged to be married. Teaching, New Vineyard. . 1 1' THE LAUREL M Esther Small-Employed, Knowlton 8: McLeary Co., Printing Office. Alice Stevens-Teaching, New Vine- yard. 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, Boston. 1928 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. jesse 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- nati. Avis Russell-,F. S. N. S. Ada Small-Maine School of Com- IIICYCC. 'Dhelma Smith--Teaching, Chesterville Center. Edith Stanley-Bates College. Rachel Staples - Married. Myron Starbird-F. S. N. S. Eleanor Stevens-Employed, Presson's. Frederick Sturtevant-Maine School of Commerce. Ruby VVagner--F. S. N. S. Horace Yeaton -- At home. 1929 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 Tree Surgery. Norris Hamlin--At home. George Hobbs-Employed, F. E. Mc- Leary Co. Medora Hogan-F. S. N. S. Ella Huff - Colby College. Annette Hutchinson - Married. Mae Kershner-Employed, Farmers' Union. 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. Arthur Neal-Working. Ethelyn Richards-At home. Clara Belle Russell -Training at Provi- dence Memorial Hospital. Irma Russell-F. S. N. S. Kathryn Spinney-Employed, New- berry's. Marjorie Spinney-- Office Franklin Memorial Hospital. Marvin Stevens-F. S. N. S. Milburn Stevens-Employed, Farming- ton. 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. 82 THE LAUREL 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 through. ' " 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 Joke Department. " 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 graphs. " 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 newspaper. " The B. H. S. Echo," Belgrade High School, Belgrade, Maine. A well ar- ranged magazine. Enjoyed your joke De- partment. 1 mutual editication: First, A seating plan convenient for whisperingg Second, Short lessonsg Third, Easy testsg Fourth, Re- liable letter carriersg Fifth, Lenient teachers. 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. T H E L A U R E L 83 Compliments of The Broadway Theatre WESTERN ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT " The Voice of Action " FINEST PROGIRAM AVAILABLE INCLUDING WARNER BROS. - VITAPHONE Every day now brings its new wonderland of surprises, peering into the New Models of SUITS and 'ITOPCOATS for Spring and Summer. Tailored 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 ++++++++++++f++r++6++-4+ 84 THE LAUREL CU R R I E R Insurance Agency Established 1884 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 TIMBERLANDS FARMINGTON, MAINE EAT AT Grant's Restaurant Moved to New Location Over Voter's Store LUNCHES DINNERS HOME-COOKED FOOD BROILED STEAKS A Specialty Studemfs Always Iflfelcome W. M. PRATT CHOICE GROCERIES and FLOUR . 11 BROADWAY Both Phones - THE LAUREL 80 Compliments of lack O'Lantern RADIO SETS BATTERY SERVICE Barker's Auto Electric Service FARMINGTON, MAINE Compliments of Exchange Hotel i E. W. LUCE, Prop. Farmington, Maine Compliments of Dr. E. E. RUSSELL Compliments of W. M. PIERCE, D. D. S. BOYS 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 Compliments of Dr. Wallis L. Bursey OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN Farmington , Maine FOR Everything in the Jewelry Line Fountain Pens and Pencils Fine Watch Repairing GO TO 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 MAIN STREET Farmington, - Maine THE 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 Competent Mechanics The F. E. lVIcLEARY CO. MAIN AND CHURCH STS., FARMINGTON A LITTLE MORE FOR A LITTLE LESS Lake's Little Place Stoddard House Restaurant STRICTLY HOME COOKED FOOD Best Coffee in Town TAXI RooMs Tel. 8007 31.25 up THE LAUREL 87 Low Selling Expense Enables Us to Save You from 2550 to 3100 on Your Farmington Monumental Purchase of a PIANO SOUL Sz GILKEY, Prop's MONUMENTS 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 ei' 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 Also Soda Fountain Drinks and Ice Cream Norton's Candy Store 31zoAnwAv, FARMINGTON, ME. Frederick C. Lovejoy DENTIST 64 Main Street, Farmington, Maine 88 THE LAUREL HUPMOBILE WHIPPET WILLYS KNIGHT 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 " Compliments of K. A. ROLLINS CHRISTOPHERS S IOBBERS OF TOBACCO A Agents for MOXIE A FOUNTAIN SUPPLIES Both Phones Madison, - Maine SAY IT WITH FLOWERS Let Us Furnish Them for You for All Occasions We Telegraph Flowers Ripley S99 Company FLORISTS 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 THE LAUREL q 89 Mrs. Harry Brown MILLINERY Broadway Compliments of FRANKLIN COUNTY SAVINGS BANK Farmington, Maine L PLEASED CUSTOMER IS OUR BEST ADVERTISEMENT Spend Your Mon-ey at Home and You Help Your Town Tarbox cc? Whittier The Path to Better Furniture Values Leads to Stearns Furniture Co. ' Both Phones COMPLETE -HOUSE FURNISHINGS Formerly ROY F. GAMMON CO. , Farmington, - - Maine EL. W. HARRIS lain Street, : : Farmington, Maine SHOE REPAIRING LEATHER GOODS A Good Place for Good Serv-ice E. R. Weathernif? Sons Packers of GOLDEN BANTAM SWEET CORN FARMINGTON, A MAINE X 90 THE LAUREL J. F.HARRlS CI-IIROPRACTOR '78 Main Street - Both Phones Farmington, Maine G. A.HODGDON CROCKERY. STATIONERY, BLANK BOOKS ' and SCHOOL SUPPLIES .++, GROCERIES CONFEJCTIONERY AND TOBACCO I The Quality Store t C. S. CROSBY F. L. BUTLER C0. BUILDING MATERIAL W. P. ENNIS Exsmm B ENNIS Compliments of A. s. CONANT'S CLEANING SERVICE UPPER LIAIN STREET, - FARMINGTON Both Phones ' LINSCOTT VALETDR SHOP DRY CLEANING STEAM PRESSIN G Front Street :' Foot of Broadway THE LAUREL 91 - For Your - PLUMBING and HEATING Cometo C. B. MOODY George Mel.. Presson OP TOMETRIST Farmington , Maine W. W. Small Company GENERAL STORE Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 'LOUR GRAIN FEED GROCERIES ROVISIONS HARDWARE Agricultural Tools Glass Paints and Oils 'armington, Maine Compliments of E. E. Flood Cofnpany THE FAMILY SHOE STORE Everything in FOOTWEAR 92 THE LAUREL - Arbo C. Norton DRY AND FANCY GOODS FARMIIN GTON MAINE EAT AT THE M ' Street Restaurant HOME MADE COOKING NILS LYSAGER The Personal Exchange of PHOTOGRAPHS VVith Classmates Keeps School Memories for All Time SPECIAL SCHOOL STYLES and PRICES at Luce's Studio Frames and Framing ++++ Magonils FRUIT CONFECTIONERY CIGARS, TOBACCO and ICE CREAM SODAS 18 Broadway Farmington, - Maine THE LAUREL 93 ++ C 1' I Om? mms 0 EVA M. GARVIN Brown's Jewelry Store MILLINRRY and ' and OPTICAL DEP ENT O11 Broadway ART GOODS Farmington, ' Maine Broadway Theatre Building GROCERIES MEAT Farmington Baking Co. FRUIT BREAD ROLLS BAKERY PRODUCTS PASTRY -i SPECIALS I BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY E. A. ODELL CAKES CANDY CIGARS LUNCHES Compliments of C. G. STANLEY Farmington, - Maine Gray's Airport Camps Two Miles North of Farmington E on Rangeley Lakes and Canada Road T ENTING 94 THE LAUREL Lewiston Buiok Company FARMINGTON, MAIDIIE' S GREETING CARDS GIFT The Barton Press PROGRAMS, DANCE ORDERS INVITATIONS Decorations - Favors - Place Card S For Q SCHOOL SUPPLIES Of All Kinds Go to W H I T E ' S On Broadway Get Your Compliments of FOUNTAIN PENS Maine Consolidated Power Co. KODAKS at FARMINGTON, MAINE I-Iardy7S Pharmacy 4. THE LAUREL 95 Daggett 85 Will A. G. EUSTIS RETAIL DEALERS GENERAL in H A R D W A R E GENERAL MERCHANDISE Strong, Maine STRONG, 1 : MAINE Estate of C. V. Starhird BOX SHOOK and ' LONG LUMBER Kiln-Dried Birch and Maple Flooring Molding of All Kinds a Specialty TRONG, - - MAINE Wfe Carry at All Times a Good Assortment of MICHAELS-STERNS SUITS MALLORY HATS and BOSTONIAN SHOES Livermore Fells Glothing Company - Livermore Falls, Maine 96 THE LAUREL Compliments of DR. l.. E. 0RR Wilton, Maine 0 The Dolores Beauty Parlor All Branches of BEAUTY CULTURE DOLORES EVELYN LEGGE Wilton, Maine N E Tel. 101-2 C. N. BLANCHARD N. W. SEWALL C0. I H A R D W A R E ATTORNEY AT LAW Paints . Sporting Goods Wilton, Maine . YVILTON, ' ' MAINE Compliments of B. F. , Dealer in GROCERIES DRY GOODS Props.: D. I. KEENE 8: SON A Ice Cream - Candy Cigarettes DRYDEN, ' - MAINE h GENERAL MERCHANDISE GRAIN AND FEED Dryden, - - Maine I. B HAL! Co., LEVVISTON Phones: N. E. 8008-2, Farmers' 3-2 THE LAUREL 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 ORCHESTRA RADIOS INSTRUMENTS ' EASY TERMS 'l" Turn in Your Old Instrument for Anything We Have BAILEY'S MUSIC STORE Wilton, - MainQStreet ' - Maine 98 - THE L W. E. Sawyer 81 Co. GENERAL MERCHANDISE W. E. Sawyer, President AUREL Flowers for All Occasions Ralph 8: Alma Kyes ' FLORISTS W. H. Sawyer, Treasurer WILTON, NIAINE NORTH JAY, MAINE The Fred O. Smith Mfg. 0, P, STEWART f Company l 'CARPENTER AND BUILDER DRUGGISTS' AND CHEMISTS' TURNED WOOD BOXES, ETC. 'New Vineyard, - Maine Y Compliments of Fred I ohnson North Chesterville, - Maine FARMINGTON, MAINE Phones: Farmers' 38-13, N. E. 142-11 when in STRONG Stop at Richards? Garage BEST OF SERVICE THE LAUREL 99 Start the Day Right by Wearing DAVIS NEW PROCESS SHOES J. W. Russell hillips, Maine Luna F. Hodgkins VVriter for the . Y. LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY Protection and Investment TEMPLE, IVIAINE Compliments of ' F. L. Tuttle armington Falls, Maine Compliments of Chas. Tvlflodgkins Dealer in PULPWOOD, LUMBER and GENERAL MERCHANDISE Farm Produce TEMPLE, NIAINE GENERAL GROCERIES And Dealer in LUMBER C. T. Hodgkins Temple, Maine Compliments of Croswell BI'OthGrS Farmington Falls, Maine 100 THE LAUREL Strong Wood Turning Go. C. H. BRACKLEY, Prcside-not Manufacturers of TURNED VVOODEN SPOOLS HANDLES, KNOBS, PILL BOXES SYRINGE CASES, MAILING CASES RIBBON and VVIRE SPOOLS Every Good Time isha Good Time to Kodak In After Years You Will Treasure Pictures of Your School Days. Let Us Help You to Get the Kind of Pictures You Want- The Best. - BROWTNIE CAMERAS, 352.00 to 355.00 KQDAKS, sooo and Up FILMS Developing Printing E nlarging and ' PAPER ROLLS, Etc. Strong' I I : Maine 62 MAIN STREET I , I BOYS' GIRLS" Ff1l'IIllllgt0Il Fi1l'lIl0l'S UIll0Il Dealers in HAVE YOUR HAIR CUT GRAIN GROCERIES THE q GRASS SEED PROFESSIONAL WAY AT FERTILIZER and Boody 81 Car-ville's GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Roy C. Stinchfield, Mgr. THE LAUREL 101 Clothing P WHEN IN WANT OF Green or Canned Apples WE HAVE IT APPLY TO SOOD CLOTHES-NOTHING ELSE ' C. H. Braekley M ' Boys' gloililiig l:llllBl'8rSl0ll Ciothing CANNED APPLES p A Specialty WILTON, MAINE STRONG, MAINE FIRST NATIONAL BANK MONEY -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. It talks! 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. ' FARMINGTON, MAINE 102 THE LAUREL WHAT COULD BE BETTER FOR GRADUATION THAN A Frederic's Crogignole Permanent Wave? Barrettas Beauty Shop C. J. Higgins Dealer in CIGARS CIGARETTES TOBACCO AND CANDY Also Light Lunches Corner of Main and Church Streets For a BETTER BREAD Buy MILK AND HONEY BREAD Chisholm Bakery Costs More, Worth More 40 Main St. Telephone 249 Harold Pomerleau A Safe Place to Trade MEN'S and BOYS' CLOTHING and FURNISHINGS LIVERMORE FALLS, - MAINE Central Garage VV1LToN, MAINE CHRYSLER - PLYMOUTH Sal'es and Service E. E. Cram JEWELER Life Time Guaranteed RINGS 30.50 to 035.00 MODERNISTIC JEWELRY FANCY COLORED GLASSVVARE FISHING TACKLE and SPORTING GOODS " The House of H onest Values " Wilton, - - Maine THE LAUREL 103 L. R. LEWIS DRUGGIST TRON G, - MAINE To Sell You Only Such Merchandise As Will Make You Our Friend Is Our Aim COATS - DRESSES - HATS STAPLE GOODS Call on us when in town J. Guy Coolidge LLVERMORE FALLS, ME. . Tel. 14-12 3. E. WHITNEY Latest Styles! LADIES' SILK DRESSES Deakin's Shoe Store NOVELTY FOOTWEAR Agents for ENNA-JETTICK SHOES For Women Shoes Repaired While You Wait FAIRBANKS 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 ADMISSION 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 VVho1esale Only 104 THE L PUTNAM 85 HATCH Garage and Machine Shop JOB WORK AND REPAIRS AUREL UP-To-DATE DRY CLEANSING lVIac's Renovating Company G1-:o. Po1ssoN, Prop. SCIENTIFIC 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. HARDWARE HEATING and PLUMBING Winchester Store LIVERMORE FALLS, IVIAINE ' Tel. 12 G. R. GRUA ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Livermore Falls, Maine Tel. 20-2 ++++++ G. F. KNIGHT ROUGH and FINISHED LUMBER BUILDERS' HARDWARE Paints Oils and Varnishes Windows and Doors Celotex, Sheetrock and Upson Board BRICK, LIME and CEMENT Livermore Falls, - Maine Tel. 222 Call at the B E A N H O L E For Your L U N C H E S PHILLIPS, MAINE THE LAUREL Q ++++++++ 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 COMMENCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS and INVITATIONS Jeweler to the Junior Class of Farmington High School L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY MANUFACTURING JEWELERS AND STATIONERS ATTLEBORO, MASS. Autngrapha 4 +++4r+4f-V+-4+-4+ 4 -4 Personality in The Banking Business 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 and ideals. 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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