Farmington High School - Laurel Yearbook (Farmington, ME)
- Class of 1936
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Table of Contents
Laurel Board flllustrationj ...... 2
LAUREL BOARD ....................... 2
Faculty flllustrationj ,....... 3
FACULTY ,..,...w,......,.....v. 3
Class Portraits and Writeups ..., 5
Honor Parts ..,,........,,1............ ....... 1 9
Class Day Parts ..... ....... 2 9
UNDER CLASSES ................a,,..,.,..,............... 49
Under Class Officers QIllustrationj ........ 49
Football Qlllustrationj .,... ....... 5 1
Football ..................Y,......,. 51
Track QIllustrationj ....,........,.. 52
Cross Country Qlllustrationj ....., 52
Track ..,,..............,.,.,......,......... ....... 5 3
Cross Country ..,.... 53
Boys' Basketball ..... 53
Girls' Basketball .....,.,.........,.,....,,.,.. 53
Boys' Basketball Ullustrationj ..... 54
Girls' Basketball flllustrationj ,,,,,,,.,. 54
Boys' Baseball ....,..,.............,..,..,. .... 5 5
Girls' Baseball ..,...,,........................ ..,, 5 5
Boys' Baseball Ullustrationj .
Girls' Baseball Ullustrationj .
Debating Club fIllustrationj ,,,,,, .... 5 7
Debating Club Report ,,.,,...,,,,,., ,,,, 5 7'
Student Council Ullustrationj .,,. ,... 5 8
Hi-Life Board CIllustrationj ....,.....,,., 58
Boys, Chorus Clllustrationj ,,,,, ,.,,,,, 5 9
Girls' Glee Club Ullustrationj ,...,,...,,, 59
Orchestra Cilllustrationj ,..........
Band Clllustrationj ..,........
BIUSICHI Activities ........,,,,,,,,.,.,,,,,,,.,,,,,,, 61
" The Bufferl' Cast Qlllustrationj
Senior Play Cast tIllustrationj
SCHOOL CALENDAR A ,,,,,,,,,, 1,,,, ,,,,,,,,,
2 THE LAURIEI.
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TQLEANOR Nl-III. '36
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4 THE LAUREL
DoRR1s MooRE: B. A.-Colby College
'33, M. A. - Boston University '34, Farm-
ington State Normal Summer School '35,
Private tutor, Arlington, Mass. Farming-
ton-Mathematics, Commercial and Social
IOLA PERKINS: Farmington State Nor-
mal Schoolg American Institute of Normal
M e t h o d s, Auburndale, Massachusettsg
Taught: Assistant Superintendent of Train-
ing and critic teacher at Farmington State
Normal Training School, Public schools,
Farmington - Music. I
ARLINE J. PINKHAM: B. S.-Farming-
ton State Normal School 3 Summer work at
Cornell Universityg Taught: Caribou High
School, Farmington- Vocational Home
IVA P. SEELEY: B. L. I.-Emerson
College of Oratoryg Summer school at Uni-
versity of Wisconsin, Farmington-Eng-
lish and Dramatics.
PAULINE SOMMER: Maine School of
Commerce, Auburn, Maine, Shaw Business
College, Portland, Maine, Summer work at
Bates College, Simmons College, Taught:
Canaan, New Hampshire, Farmington-
FLORA TARR: A. B.-Batesg Farming-
ton State Normal Schoolg Taught: Strat-
ford, New Hampshire, Farmington-
MARAH STEVENS WEBSTER: Kents Hill
Seminary, Adelphi College, Pratt Institute,
Brooklyn, N. Y., Taught: Bar Harbor,
Skowhegan, Lewiston, Sanfordg Substitute
half year F. S. N. S. 3 Public schools, Farm-
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ARMS, MARY College Preparatory
Motto: " No man is happy who does not think himself so."
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 Little Symphony 25 String Ensemble
2, 3, 45 Fair Committee 1, 25 Orchestra Broadcast 15 Handel-
Bach Concert 35 Thanksgiving Concert 35 G. S. and F. H. S.
Concert 35 F. S. N. S. and F. H., S. Concert 3, 45 Freshman
Reception Committee 25 Athletic Association, Room Treasurer 25
Alumni Night Program 25 Ring Committee 35 Junior Speaking
Semi-finals 35 Property Committee, " Elmer" 25 " Change Part-
ners" 45 H1-LIFE Staff 45 LAUREL Board, Alumni Editor 45
Class History 4.
Comment: " The red gold cataract of her streaming hair."
Arwooo, BARBARA N. College Preparatory
'I BARB "
Motto: " Little bodies have great souls."
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 " Don Alonzo's Treasure" 15
" Bamboo Box " 25 Glee Club Radio Broadcast 15 Fair Com-
mittee 2, 35 Junior Speaking Semi-finals 35 Class Treasurer 15
Class Secretary 3, 45 Hiawatha Cantata 25 Washington Cantata
25 Thanksgiving Concert 3, 45 Handel-Bach Concert 35 F. S.
N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 3, 45 Class Gifts 45 Cabaret 4.
Comment: "Brightly smile and sweetly sing."
BARRows, ELDON General
Motto: " Laugh and the world laughs with you5 cry and
you cry alone." "
Baseball 2, 3, 45 Football 45 Cross Country 35 Class
Comment: "Few words are best."
BEEDY, DEANE C. College Preparatory
" SWEED "
Motto: " The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure,
and pleasure my business."
Boys' Glee Club 25 Treasurer Athletic Association5 Class
Treasurer 1, 35 H1-LIFE Minstrel 45 Junior Prom Committee 35
Freshman Reception Committee 25 Ice Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4,
Comment: " Youth must have its swing."
BOWIE, WENDELL I. General
N VVHITEY "
Motto: "Wit and wisdom are like the stars, seldom seen
Football 45 Track 4.
Comment: "A man'.v 'vanity tells him 'what is honorj a
mmf: consczence what 1: justice."
CAIN, PRISCILLA TOBIN Commercial
" PUSSY "
Motto: " To be trusted is a better compliment than to be
Banquet Committee 45 Office 3, 4.
Comment: " They are never alone that are accompanied by
CHAPMAN, CHARLES WALTER College Preparatory
" CHIPPY "
Motto: 1' No good thing is accomplished without a struggle."
Boys' Glee Club 1, 2, 35 Boys' Chorus 35 Orchestra 1, 2,
3, 45 Basketball l, 2, 35 " Don Alonz0's Treasure " 15 " Bam-
boo Box " 25 Senior Play, "Change Partners " 45 LAUREL
Board, Exchange Editor 25 Address to Undergraduates45 Junior
Prize Speaking Semi-finals 35 "Thompsonians" 4.
Comment: "All musical people seem to be happy."
CURRIER, H. ELIZABETH General
't BETTY "
Motto: " Most, in sterling worth, is what our own experi-
Fair Committee 15 Convalescent Committee Chairman 15
Girls' Glee Club 1, 25 VVashington Cantata 25 Hiawatha Can-
Comment: " We are born to be happy, all of us."
Dnvrs, FAYE MARION General
Motto: "It's never too late to seek a newer world."
Freshman Reception Committee 2.
Comment: " Though I am always in haste, I am never in a
DURRELL, LILLIAN LOUISE General
Motto: "Beaut is truth truth beaut -that is all
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Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
Athletic Association 13 Girls' Field Hockey 1, 23 Girls'
Basketball 2, 33 HI-LIFE, Girls' Sports Editor 3.
Comment: " The reward for a thing rightly done is to have
GOULD, DOUGLAS BEAL General
Motto: " He who works, and loves his trade
Is the one who makes the grade."
Hockey 2, 3: Stage and Property Committee 3, 45 Traffic
Officer 3, 45 Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 F. G. S. and F. H. S. Concert
45 Thanksgiving Concert 35 Handel-Bach Concert 35 Inter-
School Cabaret 4.
Comment: "Slowly but safely."
GRAY, INEZ IRENE General
Motto: " Look before you leap."
Freshman Reception Committee 25 Girls' Baseball 4.
Comment: "Maiden with the meek brown eyes."
GREENWOOD, LAWRENCE College Preparatory
" SULLY "
Motto: " While we live, let us live."
Basketball 15 Freshman Reception Committee 25 LAUREL
Board 25 Football 2.
Comment: " He is always laughing for he has an ininite
deal of wit."
HARDY, DUANE A. College Preparatory
Motto : " Always late,
But keep my dates."
Boys' Chorus 45 Orchestra 1, 25 LAUREL Board 3, 45 Junior
Prom Committee 35 Fair Committee 25 One-Act Play Contest,
Stage Committee 35 Hockey 1.
Comment: " Judge me 'well by my height."
HENNINGS, W. EARL College Preparatory
A DANL H
Motto: " It isn't the motto you hang on the wal15 it's the
motto you live that counts."
Boys' Glee Club 2, 45 " Bamboo Box " 25 Baseball, Assistant
Manager 35 Manager 45 Basketball 1, 25 Sixth Honor Essay 45
Fair Committee 2, 35 Cross Country 2, 3, 45 junior Prize Speak-
ing, Semi-finals 35 " If Men Played Cards as Women Do ",
Property Committee 45 " Out of the Darkness", Property Com-
mittee 45 'A Change Partners", Stage Committee 45 Track 4.
Comment: "His conduct still right with his argument
HINKLEY, NORMAN H. General
if FAT U
Motto: " There's no fool like an old one."
Santa Claus, F. H. S. Fair 15 Junior Speaking Semi-finals 35
Alumni Night Program 3.
Comment: " The shaping of our own life is our own work."
HOLMES, JANE College Preparatory
Motto: " To be the same when I'm alone
As when my every deed is knownf'
Girls' Glee Club 45 Thanksgiving Concert 45 F. S. N. S.
and F. H. S. Concert 45 Basketball 3, 45 Captain 45 junior
Speaking, Semi-finals 35 Junior Prom Committee 35 Room Man-
ager, Crowell Magazine Contest 45 Student Librarian 45 Senior
Dance Committee 45 Athletic Editor, LAUREL 4.
Comment: "Her 'ways are 'ways of pleasantncss and all her
paths are peace."
KINNEY, HAROLD T. General
Motto: "A rolling stone gathers no moss."
Comment: "A Iittlv man may cast a grcaf shadow."
LITTLEFIELD, GERALD College Preparatory
" GERRY "
Motto: U He who follows the crowd gets nowhere."
Freshman Reception Committee 25 Junior Prom Decorating
Committee 3. Chairman: Student Council 45 " Pampered Dar-
ling " 35 " Queen Anne's Lace" 33 "If Men Played Cards as
Women Do" 45 Senior Play, " Change Partners " 45 Fair Com-
mittee 25 Trafhc Officer 3, 45 Class Ring Committee 35 Senior
Commencement Dance, General Chairman 45 Last Chapel Speaker
45 Junior Speaking Finals 35 H1-LIFE Board 45 LAUREL Board
1, 35 HI-LIFE Party Committee 45 Student Council Party Com-
mittee 45 Athletic Association Treasurer 4.
Comnwnt: ."111 the path where you have begun well, may
you always co11tumc to tread."
L0vEJoY, ROBERT JOHN General
A GUS U
I Motto: 'f Be accustomed to triumph, the superior man re-
mams modest in the hour of victory."
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 Fair Committee 1, 35 LAUREL Board 4.
I Comment: "It aiu? Mo use putting up your umbrella 'till
it rams. '
LOWELL, PHYLLIS LAURA College Preparatory
Motto: " Let your light so shine before men that they may
see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven."
Girls' Glee Club 2, 3, 45 Orchestra 2, 3, 45 4' Bamboo Box"
25 Junior Prize Speaking 35 Girls' Baseball 35 Handel-Bach
Concert 35 Thanksgiving Concert 35 F. H. S. and F. S. N. S.
Concert 45 F. H. S. and F. G. S. Concert 45 Librarian 45
Traffic Officer 4.
Comment: "Be noble minded! our own hearts and no other
menfs opmmns of ns, form our trne honor."
LUCE BARBARA A. College Preparatory
Motto: " Give the world the best that you have, and the best
will come back to you."
Girls' Glee Club 2, 45 Fair Committee 25 Hiawatha Cantata
25 "Bamboo Box " 25 Washington Cantata 25 Junior Prom
Decorations 35 " The Pampered Darling " 35 "Queen Anne's
Lace " 35 Cabaret 45 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 45
Comment: "I hasten to laugh at everything."
LUNNY, CECIL T. Commercial
Motto: "If you say nothing, nobody will repeat it."
Comment: " Strange the difference of men's talk."
MAGONI, MARY M. College Preparatory
'f BABE "
Motto: " Life is so full of a number of things
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings."
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Secretary 2, 35 " Don Alonzo's
Treasure " 15 " Bamboo Box " 25 Bowdoin One-Act Play Finals,
" Will O' the Wisp " 35 Junior Speaking, First Prize 35 Basket-
ball 1, 25 Class Secretary 1, 25 Hiawatha Cantata 25 Wash-
ington Cantata 25 Glee Club Broadcast 15 Handel-Bach Concert
35 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 35 Thanksgiving Concert 35
Student Council 3, 45 Secretary 45 " Change Partners l' 45
F. G. S. and F. H. S. Concert 45 F. H. S. and F. S. N. S. 45
Cabaret 45 Freshman Reception, General Chairman 25 Chairman
of Fair Booth Committee 25 Junior Prom, General Chairman 35
LAUREL Board, Class Editor 3, Editor-in-Chief 45 Graduation An-
nouncement Committee 45 Baccalaureate Program 3, 45 Alumni
Night Program 25 HI-LIFE Minstrel 45 Traffic Officer 3, 45
Salutatory 45 Student Council Party, General Chairman 4.
Comment: "But oh! she dances such a way,
No .rnn upon an Easter day
Is half .ro fine a s1ght."
T H E L A U R E L
MASON MARIN A. Commercial
Motto: " The shortest answer is doing."
H1-LIFE Board. Literary and Club Editor 2, Typist 43
Class Ring Committee 33 Athletic Association Assistant Treasurer
33 Office 3, 43 Traffic Officer 3, 43 School Fair Committee 33
Class Will 4.
Commvnt: "Little heads contain much learning."
MASON, METHEL JOSEPHINE College Preparatory
" M ET "
Motto: " Always be as you really are."
Freshman Reception Committee 23 Girls' Glee Club 3, 43
Junior Speaking Semi-finals 33 "Change Partners " 43 LAUREL
Board, Class Editor 43 Handel-Bach Concert 33 F. S. N. S. and
F. H. S. Concert 3, 43 Thanksgiving Concert 33 F. H. S. and
F. G. S. Concert 3, 4.
Comment: "Curse what is highest and you. will have what
is in betu'c'vn."
MCGILVRAY, HELEN Commercial
U HEDDIE "
Motto: " Do that which is right and let come what may."
Orchestra 1, 2, 43 String Ensemble 3, 43 Orchestra Broad-
cast lg Handel-Bach Concert 33 Thanksgiving Concertg F. S.
N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 3, 45 F. H. S. and F. G. S. Concert
43 Inter-school Cabarets 4g Basketball l, 3, 4g Baseball 43
Gift Committee 4g Fair Committee 4.
Comrrwut: " There arc not many things cheaper than laugh-
MCINTYRE, ALBERTA Commercial
" BERTIE "
Motto: "Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control.
These three alone lead life to sovereign powerfl
Junior Speaking Finals 33 Junior Prom Committee 3.
Commvnt: "Be useful where thou livest that thcy may both
'want and 'zwsh thy pleasing firvscxicc still."
MCINTYRE, MARION Commercial
Motto : " Every cloud has a silver lining."
n Comment: "The surest pledge of deathless name, is the
stlent homage of thoughts nnspokcnf'
MCLEARY, ROBERT B. College Preparatory
" SONNY "
Motto: " Better late than never."
Chorus 2, 3, 4g Boys' Glee Club 2, 35 Band 15 "Bamboo
Box " 25 Traffic Officer 3, 45 Football 2, 3, 45 Captain 45
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45 Baseball 2, 3, 45 Captain 45 Track 3, 45
Junior Speaking Semi-finals 35 Fair Committee 35 Assistant
Business Manager Senior Play 45 H1-L1EE Minstrel 45
Presentation of Gifts 4.
Comment .' "A sportsman complete."
MERCHANT, ELEANOR General
Motto: " What is worth doing at all is worth doing well."
Comment: "To women silence is the best ornament."
METCALF, AGNES MAE College Preparatory
Motto: "Do not wait for things to come to youg in this
world you have to go after them."
Fair Committee 25 I' Pampered Darling " 35 Manager Girls'
Comment: "Life has no blessing like a prndent friend."
T H E L A U R E L
Moonv, DORIS EVELYN Commercial
il DOT it
Motto: "Better to light for the good than fight against
Room Manager, Curtis Contest 35 LAUREL Board Typist 45
Commencement Dance Committee 45 Office 4.
Commvtiti "So buxom, blithe, and debonairf'
MORTON, RICHARD G. College Preparatory
ff DICK "
Motto: 'A He that comes first to the hill may sit where
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 Little Symphony 1, 25 Radio Broad-
cast, Orchestra 1, 25 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 35 Handel-
Bach Concert 35 Thanksgiving Concert 3. 45 " The Pampered
Darling " 35 "If Men Played Cards as Women Do" 45 One
Act Play Contest " The Buffer" 45 Business Manager Senior
Play 45 Business Manager of Crowell Contest 45 Baseball
1, 2, 3, 45 Basketball 1, 2, Manager 45 HI-LIFE Board 45
Student Council 1, 2, 3, 45 President 45 Junior Prize Speaking,
Second Prize 35 Trattic Officer 3, 45 Fourth Honor5 Cabaret,
Livermore Falls and Farmington 45 Music Festival, Mechanic
Comment: " He who imagine: he can do without the world
deceives himself muchq but. he who fancies the world cannot do
without htm is still more mz.rtaken."
MOSHER, BRUCE C. Commercial
Motto: " Happy-go-lucky, careless and free,
Nothing there is that troubles me."
Comment: "Live while you li-ue."
MOSHER, ERMA BARROWS . General
Motto: " It matters not how long you live but how wellf'
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 Concert Mistress 2, 3, 45 Little Sym-
phony 15 Radio Broadcast, Little Symphony 1, Orchestra 1,
Girls' Glee Club 15 " Don Alonzo's Treasure" 15 Freshman Re-
ception Committee 25 Junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Re-
freshment Committee5 Solo Broadcasting 25 Girls' Glee Club 1,
2, 3, 45 Secretary 45 " Bamboo .Box " 25 Junior Speaking Finals
35 "Will O' the Wisp" 35 "The Buffer" 45 String Ensemble
1, 2, 3, 45 VVashington Program 25 Hiawatha Cantata 25
'Thanksgiving Cantata 25 Alumni Night Program 1, 2, 3, 45
Class Treasurer 2, 3, 45 HI-LIFE Board 45 Student Librarian 3'
Handel-Bach Concert 35 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 3, 45
Thanksgiving Concert 35 F. G. S. and F. H. S. Concert 3, 45
Band 4, Student Conductor5 Franklin County Teachers Conven-
tion Program 45 Class Gift Committee 45 Benefit Concert 2'
Soloist - Inter-school Cabarets 4.
Comment: "She, the best of all m,u.r1'c1'a11s,'
Shc, thc stvcvtvst of all siugv1'x."
NEIL, ELEANOR FRANCES Commercial
" O'SI-IAUGHNESSY "
Motto: "Better be friends at a distance than neighbors and
Chorus 3, 45 Girls' Glee Club 1, 25 Hiawatha Cantata 15
"Bamboo Boxl' 25 Glee Club Radio Broadcast 15 School Fair
Committee 25 Class Ring Committee 35 Graduation Announce-
ment Committee 45 Washington Cantata 25 F. H. S. and F. G.
S. Concert 25 Alumni Night Program 15 Office 35 LAUREL
Board, Typist 4.
Comment: " Fit as a Hddlef'
NORTON, VIVIAN HILDAGARDE College Preparatory
if VIV U
Motto: "I am glad that I live, that I battle and strive for
the place that I know I must fill."
Comment: "Kindness in women- shall win my love."
PINKHAM, ESTHER ISABELLE College Preparatory
Motto: " You can be so big, you mustn't be tiny."
Girls' Glee Club 3, 45 Bach-Handel Concert 35 F. H. S. and
F. G. S. Concert 35 F. H. S. and F. S. N. S. Concert 3, 45
Thanksgiving Concert 3, 45 Washington Cantata 45 Junior
Speaking Semi-Finals 35 Fair Committee 35 HI-LIFE Staff 4.
Comment: "Faithfulncss and sincerity are the highest
PRATT, JAY C. General
" FARMER " .
Motto: " Appreciation may be shown by actions as well as
Football 3, 45 Cross Country 25 Basketball 15 Track 3, 45
Glee Club 1, 25 Glee Club Broadcast 15 " Don Alonzo's Treas-
ure" 15 f'Freshies" 15 " The Bamboo Box" 25 Stage Man-
ager, Senior Play 45 Stage and Property Committee, One Act
Play Contest 35 Property Committee, " If Men Played Cards as
lN'omen Do" and 'A Out of the Darkness " 45 Fair Committee 3,
45 Third Honor 4.
Comment: " His limbs were cast in manly monldj
For hardy sports or contest bold."
RANGER, BERYL K. Commercial
Motto: "A closed mouth speaks of an open mind."
Comment: "Where beauty is there will bc love."
ROBINSON, CARLETON ARTHUR College Preparatory
" BCN "
Motto: "In this world it is not what we take up, but what
we give up, that makes us rich."
Class Vice President 2, 3, 45 Orchestra 1. 2. 3, 45 Little
Symphony 25 Thanksgiving Concert 35 Boys' Glee Club l, 2, 45
Boys' Chorus 35 "Freshies" 15 " Don Alonzo's Treasure " 25
" The Bamboo Box" 15 Executive Chairman. Junior Prom 3:
Junior Speaking Finals 35 Lyford Prize Speaking Contest 15
Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Vice President 35 President 45 Bates
League Debate 3, 45 Traffic Officer 3, 45 Assistant Business
Manager, LAUREL 35 Business Manager 45 Assistant Manager,
Ice Hockey 35 Manager Track 45 Renewal Manager, Crowell
Contest 45 Class Day Oration.
Comrncul: "Speak but Iiffle and 'well if you would be cs-
tvcmed a man of might."
ROLLIN, ROBERT W. College Preparatory
" BOBBIE "
Motto: " Never tell anyone everything you know: he might
want an encore."
Track 35 Boys' Chorus 1, 2.
Comment: " Thinleing is thc hardest thing there is."
Rowe. GLENDON CLIFTON General
Motto: "There is a time for some things. and a time for
all th1ngs5 a time for great things, and a time for small things."
Hockey 2, 3.
Comment: " If you d011,f say it, you rvou't have to uusay it,"
RUSSELL, MARJORIE AALICE Commercial
'A MARGE "
Motto: " Talkers are no good doersf'
Assistant Manager Girls' Basketball 3, Manager Girls' Bas-
ketball 4g LAUREL Board, Typist 4.
Comment: "She's all ihat's honest, honorable and fair."
SANBORN, DOROTHY LYDIA College Preparatory
1. DOT U
Motto: 'tIt's not the motto you place on the wall
But the motto you live that counts."
Student Librarian 4, Traffic Officer 3, 4, Commencement
Dance Committee 4.
Comment: "Sweet are tho thoughts
that savour of content,-
Tho quiet mind is richer
than a crown."
SAWYER, CHARLES EASTMAN General
" RED "
Motto: " All the wOrld's a camera,
Look pleasant, please! "
Baseball 1, 2, 3g Football 2, 3, 45 One Act Play 'A Out of
the Darkness " 4, Hockey 1, 2, 35 Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4, H1-
L1L'E Board 2, 3, 45 H1-LIFE Minstrel 4g Band 4.
Comment: "Mischief, thou art afoot."
SOULE, THOMAS W. General
Motto: " Where there's a will, there's a WHY-Y'
Comment: "How good it is to live, even at the worst."
SPINNEY PHILIP B. General
" PHIL "
Motto: " One is never too old to learn."
Orchestra 2, 3, 45 Band 45 "Thompsonians" 45 Assistant
Manager of Football 33 Manager of Football 4.
Comment: "No man can :ee his own height."
THOMPSON, 'CHARLES SMITH General
Motto: "I can die happy it I know I've made someone
Cross Country 45 Football 45 Boys' Glee Club 43 " Thomp-
sonians" 43 " Change Partners" 43 Track 4.
Comment: " He alane has lost the art to live who can not
win new fnendsf'
THOMPSON, EVEI.YN General
Motto: " Be not merely good: be good for something."
Girls' Baseball 3.
Comment: "There is no dependence that can be snare, but
a dependence on one's self."
TRASK, DOREEN MIILDRED College Preparatory
" DODIE "
Motto: " Be trueg be intimate with few and let those few
be well chosen."
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2g Office Practice 3, 45 Junior Prom,
Decoration Committee 35 Commencement Dance Executive Com-
mittee 4g " Don A1onzo's Treasure " 13 Hiawatha Cantata 2g
Washington Cantata 23 " The Bamboo Box" 2.
Comment: "Clothes do much to make the ,u'oman."
TRUMBULI., VIRGINIA FLORENCE College Preparatory
Motto: "No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en."
Student Council 2, 3, 45 Junior Prize Speaking Finals 35
Traffic Officer 3, 45 Freshman Reception Committee 25 Prop-
erty Committee " Elmer " 25 Room Manager Curtis Contest 35
junior Prom Executive Committee 35 One Act Play, " Queen
Anne's Lace" 35 Senior Play, "Change Partners " 45 Valedic-
Commenl: " The love of books, the golden key that opens
the enchanted door."
TYLER, C. ROBERT General
fl BOB ,,
Motto: "I am not the first, and shall not be the last."
Class President 2, 3, 45 Class Marshal 1, 2, 3, 45 Football
2, 3, 45 Track 3, 45 Freshman Reception Committee 25 Junior
Prom Usher 15 Orchestra 1, 25 Traflic Officer 3, 45 Junior
Prom Committee 35 "If Men Played Cards as Women Do" 45
Address of Welcome, Class Day 45 Presentation of Class Gifts 4,
Comment: "Ar long lives a merry heart as a sad."
WEBBER, CLAUDE ERWIN College Preparatory
Motto: " Why hurry? Rome wasn't built in a day."
Football 1, 35 Cross Country 2, 45 Basketball 1, 2, 35 Base-
ball 1, 2, 35 Debating 1.
Comment: "Last come worst .rerved."
WHEELER, MARGERY General
'f MARG "
Motto: A' So many words, so much to do,
So little done, such things to be."
Fair Committee 35 Commencement Dance Committee 4.
Comment: "As fine as five pence, as neat as nine pence."
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WILBUR, METHYL S.
Motto: "I win by merit, not by favor."
Girls' Baseball 3, 45 Girls' Glee Club 3, 45 Commencement
Dance Committee 45 F. H. S. and F. N. S. Concert 3, 45 F. H. S.
and F. G. S. Concert 3, 45 Handel-Bach Concert 35 Cabaret 4.
Comment: " The hair is the richest ornament of woman."
VOTER, ANNIE LOUISE ti- College Preparatory
Motto: " Good things are done up in small packages."
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 String Ensemble 2, 3, 45 Girls' Glee
Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Vice President 35 President 45 Orchestra
Broadcast 15 Girls' Glee Club Broadcast 15 Thanksgiving Con-
cert 35 Handel-Bach Concert 35 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S.
Concert 3, 45 F. G. S. and F. H. S. Concert 45 HI-LII-'E Minstrel
45 Cabaret 45 Washington Cantata 25 Baccalaureate Program
3, 45 Alumni Night Program 1, 25 Fair Committee 1, 2, 3, 45
Committee for Class Gift 4.
Comment: " There is grace in little things."
HONOR STUDENTS OF CLASS OF 1936
Valedictory ..............,. VIRGINIA TRUMBULL
Salutatory ......,.. ............ M ARY NIAGONI
Third Honor ....... .......... - ........ I AY PRATT
Fifth Honor . .... ..... C HARLES CHAPMAN
Sixth Honor .... ......... W . EARL HENNINGS
Fourth Honor .... ......
CLASS DAY PARTS
Address of Welcome ........ ROBERT TYLER
Will ............................,. I ......... MARIN MASON
History .............,,,,.,.......,.,.,.,.,,.,,, MARY ARMS
Oration ........................ CARLETON ROBINSON
Gifts .... BARBARA ATWOOD, ROBERT MCLEARY
Prophecy .... ELDON BARROWS, BARBARA LUCE
SPEAKERS AT SENIOR BANQUET
Toastmaster ..................,..... ROBERT TYLER
Toast to Boys .... ....... J ANE HOLMES
" " Girls ...... ...... R OBERT LOVEJOY
Toast to Athletics .... CHARLES THOMPSON
Dramatics and Public Speaking
" " Music .................. ERMA NIOSHER
' " Faculty .... LAWRENCE GREENWOOIJ
" The Play's the Thing"
H HE play's the thingf, That is one
of the thoughts which must have
.been uppermost in joseph Pulitzer's mind
and what he wanted others to realize when
he provided for giving 51,000 annually to
the best American play. There are few
others who have given Such an initiative to
the furthering and bettering of American
drama than he.
Joseph Pulitzer died October 9, 1911. In
his will, lie left Several million dollars to
various organizations. He also provided
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for the award of annual prizes for the best
pieces of work in all literary fields. The
prize-winning play had to best represent
the educational value and power of the
stage to raise the standards of morals,
taste, and manners. The provisions of the
will were changed in 1928 under the powers
of the advisory board of the School of
Journalism at Columbia University. It
left out the clause concerning raising the
standards of morals, taste, and manners.
Another change was made in 1934. This
was that a play dealing with American
life was preferable. A committee of three
is appointed by Columbia. This committee
submits its recommendations to the advisory
board of the School of journalism. Then
the board gives its opinion to the trustees
of the university. A slight change was re-
cently made in this procedure. The com-
mittee of three now submits a written list
of several dramas in the order of prefer-
The Pulitzer award for the drama is
awaited with a great deal of excitement.
Often there is more controversy and criti-
cism over this award than over any other.
There has been an award presented each
year since 1917 with but one exception. No
prize was given in 1918. It will be of in-
terest to give a brief resume of a few of the
more recent, outstanding Pulitzer prize-
The play which won the 1929 and 1930
award was " The Green Pastures " by Marc
Connelly. It has been called " the divine
comedy of the modern theater." 'f The
Green Pastures " is the negro's naive ver-
sion of the Old Testament. The book " Ol'
Man Adam an' His Chillun" by Roark
Bradford stimulated Marc Connelly's in-
terest concerning the subject and gave
him the idea for the play. There are two
things needed for the full appreciation of it.
First, one must be acquainted with a back-
ground religiously puritanical. Secondly,
one must have a deep understanding and
sympathy for the negro. For these reasons
" The Green Pastures " is an American play
for American people. The producers were,
at first, wary of putting it on. Finally
Rowland Stebbins, because of his love for
the theater, took the risk caring little
whether he made money or lost it. He pro-
duced it under the cognomen of Laurence
Rivers, Inc., at the Mansfield Theater, in
New York, February 26, 1930. Its popular-
ity is acclaimed by the fact that the produc-
tion of it has continued for six years and
has been presented throughout Europe. The
simplicity and frankness of style takes away
from any sacrilegious aspect it might other-
I' Of Thee I Sing," a musical show by
George Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind with
music and lyrics by George and Ira Gersh-
win, won the award in 1931 and 1932. This
is a hilarious satire on the organization of
our government. It was called by one
critic "America's most sophisticated and
intelligent musical comedy." It takes one
through the campaign, election and part of
the term of a President of the United States,
John Wintergreen. The presidential candi-
date, Wintergreen, goes through a whirl-
wind campaign on a platform of "Love."
The most ridiculous character is the Vice-
President, Alexander Throttlebottom. He
is the only one who can ever remember who
the vice president is, and he doesn't find
out his duties until the end of the play. " Of
Thee I Sing " is a unique and educational
comedy. Through its subtle satire one gets
an excellent view of the absurdities and
also some worthwhile facts concerning our
In the season of 1934 and 1935 the prize-
winning play was " The Old Maid " by Zoe
Atkins. This was based on a novel by
Edith Wharton. At first, the critics gave
it a very lukewarm reception. They thought
its plot, based on maternal love, too senti-
mental and too much like the older form of
emotional drama. It is purely a woman's
play appealing to natural mother love.
Slowly throughout its season business in-
creased. Finally, overcoming a division in
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the recommendation of the advisory jury,
it was presented the Pulitzer award.
This season's prize play is "Idiot's De-
light " by Robert Sherwood. Starred to-
gether in it is that inimitable pair, Lynn
Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.
The most outstanding and most discussed
of the prize-winning plays is " Strange In-
terlude" which was produced by the The-
ater Guild, at the Guild Theater, New
York, january 31, 1928. This is the third
play of O'Neill's to win the Pulitzer prize.
The other two were " Beyond the Horizon "
won in 1919 and "Anna Christie "
won in 1921.
author inherited a profound interest
theater, as his father was an actor.
He, himself, appeared on the stage during
a short interval of time, but it was not this
phase of the theater which he preferred.
His first play was published in 1914. With
unbelievable rapidity, he rose to national
and international fame. He now holds the
position unchallenged of being the foremost
of American dramatists. In " Strange In-
terlude," O'Neill experimented with an en-
tirely new style. He reverts to the style of
the novel in which the thoughts of the
characters are revealed. Because of its
originality, this production caused a tre-
mendous sensation. Because of its length,
the play commenced in the late afternoon
and the audience was given an intermission
around 6:00 o'clock. Even then it con-
tinued late into the night. While the plot
is excellent, to me, the spoken thoughts
constitute the most outstanding part. As an
illustration, Madeline, the ingenue, is look-
ing at Charlie, one of the character leads,
and she is thinking, " What a queer crea-
ture!-there's something uncanny! Oh!
don't 'be silly! it's only poor old Charlie."
Then in acknowledgment of the flowers
he has just given her she says to him,
" Thank you, Uncle Charlie."
This idea was original to O'Neill. Two
possible reasons for this are that it must
be difficult to write and difficult to act.
It takes great skill and experience to be
able to make the audience distinguish be-
tween the thought andthe speech. In the
movies, they did away with this diiificulty
by having the thoughts come out of the
atmosphere somewhere instead of being
spoken by a character. To many, it took
away from the desired effect and made it
" Strange Interlude " has had its share of
adverse critics, but because of its originality
it will live forever as one of the foremost
The last four years of our education may
be regarded as a play containing four acts
and many scenes. The plot began when we
were freshmen and has continued to de-
velop during these years. Now, we have
reached the climax. Let us hope it will be
considered worthy of a Pulitzer prize. The
curtain is about to fall, but the theme will
live on forever. It is only natural that the
parting be sorrowful. There is a chance
that some of us may never meet again. Life
is stretching out before us full of oppor-
tunity. We must start out in this new phase
of our lives with a determination to con-
quer, not to be conquered. You can make
what you wish out of your lives if you will
only have courage, faith, determination and
a fervor for hard work. Soon we will be
coming into ourown, be the ruling genera-
tion. Let us show the world that this
generation has what it takes to succeed.
In farewell, I can best express-myself by
the first lines of the poem by William Make-
peace Thackeray, " The End of the Play "1
" The play is done,-the curtain drops.,
Slow falling to the prompter's bell,
A moment yet the actor stops,
And looks around, to say farewell.
It is an irksome word and task,
And when he's laughed and said his say,
He shows, as he removes the mask,
A face that's anything but gayf'
Virginia Trumbull '36.
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PARENTS, friends, teachers, and schoolmates:
As the spokesman of the Class of 1936, I
am here to extend a welcome to you and to
express our appreciation of your presence
at this event which forms a milestone in
As the solicitous mother bird encourages
her hesitant fledglings to the exploration of
the unknown spheres, so the understanding
of those gathered here will inspire courage
in us to try out our new wings and take
fiight into the awe-inspiring future into
which we are about to wing.
It is largely through your encouraging
assistance and cooperation that we have
successfully terminated our period of prepa-
ration for the more fruitful and serious part
of our lives.
class of 1936, it is my happy privilege to
convey to you a sincere and heartfelt wel-
behalf of the graduating
The Warrior Saint
virtueg one blessed in heaven." Authority
"A saint is a person of heroic virtue
whose private judgement is privileged."
Authority quoted-'George Bernard Shaw.
Controversies arise out of these diverse
opinions of the qualities of a true saint,
yet Ioan of Arc, the Holy Heroine, em-
bodies all these as well as other saintly at-
tributes and was duly canonized May 16,
1920, in the words of the Pope, for her
" heroic virtue, glory, and blessedness."
Today Saint Joan of Arc is perhaps the
most widely admired, well-known heroine
and saint. But how was she regarded in
the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth and
-eighteenth centuries? What are the con-
flicting views of poets, novelists, dramatists
and ecclesiastics as to her character and
sanctity? 'They are widely divergent in
their views. Witness the two extremes:
Mark Twain's Joan clothed in a romantic,
is a holy or sanctified
eminent for piety and
dazzling garbg and George Bernard Shaw's
joan in a plain, unornamented frock.
Joan of Arc was born January 6, 1412,
in the province of Lorraine, in the little
village of Domremy in the valley of the
Meuse, of a family that were honest, good
Catholics and well reputed.
It was when she was thirteen, the day
after her first communion, that she first
heard " her voices." She was in her father's
gardeng the Angelus tolled its pious chantg
the vision of Saint Michael, the Archangel,
came to her saying, 'K Be good, Jeanne, be
good." Finally, after frequent visitations
from Saint Michael, Saint Marguerite and
Saint Catherine, it was revealed to her that
she was to fulfill the old prophecy of Merlin:
" By a woman shall France be lost, by a
Maid shall it be redeemed."
The heavenly mission she was destined to
fulfill was twofold:
CU She was ordained to win back
France from her enemies, the English, by
raising the siege of Orleans.
Q25 She was ordained to consecrate and
anoint at Reims the Dauphin, Charles, who
had been disinherited by his mother.
We are all familiar with the raising of
the siege of Orleans, the " Bloodless
March " to Reimsg the magnificence of the
ceremony at the Cathedral of Reims where
Charles VII, King of France, was anointed
with the sacred oils, the capture of joan
effected by treachery, the severities in-
Hicted upon her in the dungeon-like tower
of the Rouen castleg the trial by the corrupt
courtg and finally, the burning of the di-
vinely iinspired maid as a miserable witch,
a victim of vengeance, May 30, 1431. Yet,
when she was on the scaffold with the
fiames bursting around her sanctified body,
'the entire mob, touched to the heart by her
last supplication, burst into weeping and
lamentation. The judges and the soldiers
weptg even Cauchon, the chief figure in
her condemnation, was overwhelmed with
emotion. From her executioners at the
foot of the scaffold, the cry went up, " For-
give us, O Lord, we have burned a saint! "
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Twenty-five years later, Joan's mother
and brothers sued the courts and had the
case tried over again. The Pope declared
Joan of Arc innocent. Not until five hun-
dred years later, in 1920, was the Maid of
Orleans enrolled into the catalogue of
saints! Apt indeed is the tribute Bernard
Shaw pays to the Holy Heroine, in his
play " Saint Joan ", " Half an hour to burn
you, dear Saiint, and five centuries to find
out the truth about you."
George Bernard Shaw's remarkable
play " Saint joan", which has just com-
pleted a successful season in New York,
with Katherine 'Cornell in the title role,
embodies his unusual and exceedingly in-
teresting idea of Ioan of Arc.
He shatters all romantic and glamourous
conceptions of her as a beggarmaid or a
princess. Katherine Cornell portrays his
creation of joan to perfection, yet her
mere utterances in simple and unelaborate
words cannot help but impress one. Shaw
believes that joan was great because she
was simple and direct, intellectual, though
illiterate. She believed staunchly in her-
self and her mission, but she was not a " ro-
mantic little plaster saint with a conscious
halo around her head." On merely read-
ing the play, one is nearly converted to
George Bernard Shaw's Joan, but Shaw's
subtle wit and occasional digs at conven-
tion interfere just enough to prevent one
from agreeing completely with his Joan.
After seeing the play with Katherine Cor-
nell as the honest, able-bodied, confident,
magnificent rustic, it is difficult to adopt
any other view of Joan of Arc.
In the English playwright's idea, Joan
was burned essentially for what we call
unwomanly and insufferable presumption.
In the prologue, he states in his inimitable
manner- that " As her actual condition was
pure upstart, there were only two opinions
about her. One was that she was miracu-
lousg the other that she was unbearably
presumptuous." She lectured, talked down,
and overruled the king, statesmen, prelates
and generals. " She was the most notable
Warrior Saint in the Christian calendar,
and the queerest fish among the eccentric
worthies of the Middle Ages."
The expressions he uses in describing
Saint Joan are--" A sane, shrewd country
girl with extraordinary strength of mind
and hardihood of body, a woman of policy,
a daughter of the soil in her peasantlike
matter-of-factness and doggedness. She
could coax and she could hustle, her tongue
having a soft side and a sharp edge. She
was very capableg a born boss."
He denies that she was the least bit
pretty, but the possessor of a very uncom-
mon face: eyes wide apart and bulging as
they often are in very imaginative people,
a long well-shaped nose with wide nostrils,
a short upper lip, resolute but full-lipped
mouth, and a handsome fighting chin.
The centuries have passed. Justice has
been rendered to Joan and to her work. It
is now for sincere hearts to recognize the
divine character of her wisdom. For my
part, I agree with Mark Twain in acclaim-
ing Saint joan of Arc as " the most noble
life that was ever born into the world save
Mary Magoni '36.
DREAMS OF CONCRETE AND STEEL
ODAY, in various parts of the world,
many gigantic constructions are being
developed. Hardly is one " world's largest "
or "world's highest " completed before the
inventive mind of man has perfected new
methods and new materials making still
more colossal constructions possible. So
rapidly is this progress and development
being made that soon the historic caption
" One of the Seven Wonders of the World "
will be changed to merely " One of the
Wonders of the World."
Within sight of each other in San Fran-
cisco Bay there are two vivid examples of
the progress being made along the line of
bridge construction. Entrance is gained to
this bay through the Golden Gate, a strip
of water about a mile wide between two
narrow peninsulas. Immediately inside
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these, the bay stretches to the right and left
for about fifteen miles in each direction.
The width varies from five to fifteen miles.
On the tip of the southern peninsula is
situated San Francisco. It is from this
point that each of the bridges has a begin-
ning: the San Francisco-Oakland Bay
bridge extending in an easterly direction
across the bay to the city of Oakland, and
the Golden Gate bridge northerly across
the Gate to the tip of the northern peninsula.
The Gate bridge forms the key link in the
proposed All-Pacific 'Coast-Highways Sys-
tem. When the bridge is completed in May,
1937, coastwise traffic will no longer have
to be ferried across the Gate. Instead, it
may cross the new bridge and continue di-
rectly along the coast, thus saving much
time and expense.
The bridge itself will be the world's long-
est and most magnificent single span sus-
pension type, and the first ever to be
stretched across a major harbor entrance.
This single span, looping gracefully from
the high towers, is approximately four-fifths
of a mile long.
Probably the most interesting parts of
this bridge are the two cables from which
the deck, or roadway, of the bridge is sus-
pended. Composed of thousands of strands
of steel wire about the size of a lead pencil
and supported by two towers of reinforced
concrete each 745 feet high ftaller by 191
feet than the Washington Monumentj these
cables, thirty-six and one-half inches in di-
ameter, are constructed in place since there
is no mechanical contrivance that could pos-
sibly raise them to their high saddles.
Enormous spools containing sixty miles of
this wire are placed on each end of the
bridge. Bights, or loops, are carried' in-
dividually over the towers, allowance being
made for the proper amount of sag. At the
ends, these wires splay outward to the va-
rious portions of the anchorage. The
wheels carrying these bights have been per-
fected to the extent that it is possible to
string about three and a half million feet
of wire in eight hours.
While these cables are being spun and
the decks assembled, much progress is being
made on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay
Bridge. This bridge crosses from San
Francisco to Yerba Buena Island, bridging
a two-mile expanse of water with twin
suspension spans. The piers and towers
on which these spans rest were constructed
in water over a hundred feet deep plus an
additional hundred feet of mud which had
to be cleared away so that the piers might
rest on the rock bottom of the bay.
The construction of these piers differed
from the regular mode in that they were
built from the surface down instead of build-
ing from the bottom up. Huge cellular, or
honey-combed, caissons were constructed
and floated to the pier sites. The honey-
combing consisted of wells of steel tubing
about fifteen feet in diameter. Metal domes
were fitted and welded to the tops of these
and then additional air compressed into
them to make the whole structure buoyant.
Concrete, poured around the wells, caused
these caissons to sink. As they sank, the
wells were lengthened by welding sections
of tubing to the tops of them. This process
was continued until the bottom of the cais-
sons touched the mud. The domes were
then removed and the mud brought to the
surface by means of buckets. More con-
crete was added as the caissons sank deeper
into the mud until they finally rested on
Yerba Buena Island, the eastern anchor-
age for the second twin span, is situated
midway between San Franciscoand Oak-
land. This island rises 340 feet above the
surface of the bay. Since the lower deck
of the bridge is only 185 feet above the
water, the height of the island presented
an obstacle. After some consideration a
tunnel was drilled completely through it, a
distance of three thousand feet. This tun-
nel has the largest bore of any ever built.
This extraordinary width and height is
necessary to accommodate the double decks
of the bridge.
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From this island, the bridge continues to
Oakland through a 1,400 foot cantilever
span, built of steel girders and through
several railroad and deck-type spans. Con-
struction on a cantilever span is begun at
each end. The arms of steel are literally
pushed outward into thin air until they
finally meet in midstream and are joined
together. Excluding the piers from which
the arms were begun, there are no piers of
any kind to support the weight of the
arms, either during the construction or after
the span is completed. This brings up the
problem of stretching thousands of tons
of steel out into space so that the "sag"
due to gravity will not cause the bridge to
be lower in the middle than at the ends.
This problem was overcome by tilting the
outward ends of the arms, so that, at one
time, these ends were about four feet higher
than the level at the starting piers. In
other words, the " sag " has been so calcu-
lated that the enormous weight of steel
bends 'itself downward, and thus, when the
two sections are eventually joined, there
will be no detectable difference in plane.
This bridge, to be completed in August
of this year, primarily will connect San
Francisco, where six square miles at the
northern tip of the peninsula support a
population of 635,000 people, with the " East
Bay " district, comprising Oakland, Ala-
meda, and Berkeley, with a total population
of 393,000. Each day 50,000 commuters
cross from these communities to San
Francisco. Previous to the building of this
bridge, forty-five million people and five
million automobiles were transported an-
nually by means of ferries from San Fran-
cisco to Alameda Country. Thus it will be
seen that this bridge will be a great saving
to the residents as well as for tourists.
It is only after years of experiment and
study that these bridges, of proportions
never before thought possible by man, are
rapidly nearing completion. As time ad-
vances, new engineering feats will blaze
forth only to be dimmed by still more stu-
pendous realizations of the powers of man.
Jay Pratt '36.
OUR HERITAGE - THE NAVY
HE world has had navies since the
somewhat dim past, dating back to at
least one thousand years before Christ.
King Minos of Crete was the first sea lord.
He issued a code of maritime laws which
was in use as late as the fifteenth century.
Since those times the navies of the world
have developed tremendously, but some of
the old institutions and traditions are still
The first naval vessel in this country-
equipped to defend itself against attack, to
harass enemy shipping, and to protect its
constituents-was built at Plymouth Col-
ony as a protection against pirates. She
was christened the " Blessing of the Bay "
and was the first truly American naval
During the American Revolution the
United States had a. small but efficient navy,
and the most conspicuous figure in it was
John Paul Jones. Everyone has read ac-
counts of his exploits in the " Ranger " and
the converted French ship " Bonhomme
Richard." He was a master seamang and
in the days of sail, seamanship was half the
battle. In many encounters, especially the
one between the " Bonhomme Richard " and
the " Serapis", Jones was handicapped be-
fore the Hght by small-sized or unmanage-
able ships, and only his superior ability to
and his indomitable courage enabled
him to come out ahead. john Paul Jones
is sometimes called the " Father of the
American Navy ", and he justly deserves
From 1794, when 'Congress first officially
appropriated for a navy, to 1860, there were
many advancements in ship construction
and propulsion, such as the invention of
the steamboat and the screw propeller. just
a short time before the latter date, ships
were made more invulnerable by armor plat-
ing. In Europe this device was used spar-
ingly, and the first complete ironclad in the
world was the " Monitor ", built for the
United States Navy by John Ericsson. You
are all familiar with the appearance of the
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" Monitor", the so-called "cheese-box on
a raft." There was a motive for this type
of construction, and Mr. Ericsson found it
while on a trip to Sweden. On viewing
some lumber-rafts on the lakes, he discov-
ered that during rough waters an ordinary
boat tossed on her beam ends, and a raft
with its elevated cabin remained very
steady. It can easily be seen that the
steadier the ship is, the greater accuracy
can be obtained by the gunners. He built
the " Monitor " with the aforementioned in
mind, and surmounted the raft-like structure
with a revolving turret. This craft pre-
sented an extremely formidable appearance,
but was most uncomfortable for the men
who worked her. Everyone has read of
how two great ironclads, the " Monitor "
and the 'A Virginia ", fought a battle to a
tie, both ships retiring after a half-day's
battle. By two ships and one brief action,
naval warfare had seen its greatest change
in history. The ironclad had come to stay.
During the administration of Benjamin
Harrison about 1890, the construction of
the first ships which constitute our navy
today was brought about. Among these
was the ill-fated battleship " Maine " which
was blown up in Havana Harbor. During
this period our navy rose from twelfth to
fifth position in the ranks of world navies.
Today our navy runs a very close second
to that of Great Britain, the so-called " mis-
tress of the seas."
A modern navy consists of several types
of ships. First, there are the capital ships
or ships of the line. These are the largest
and most powerful ships afioat, averaging
around 29,000 tons apiece in weight and
considered to be almost invulnerable. Next,
come the aircraft carriers, which are the
mother-ships to the eyes of the fleet, the
airplanes. After them are listed the
cruisers, both light and heavy types. These
vessels are smaller and more mobile than
the capital ships, but they do not carry such
heavy ordinance. Then come the destroy-
ers, which are the most numerous of all the
types of fighting craft. These, being small
and very quick, are used mainly for scout-
ing and to convoy fleets of transport ships
in time of war. Last, but important for
their actual fighting value, come the sub-
marines. These fill out the list of actual
fighting craft, but there must be countless
other ships to take care of the combating
vessels, such as colliers, tankers, ammuni-
tion ships, hospital units, and many others.
In 1931, the United States had 398 fight-
ing ships afioat, and about this same number
of non-combatants. This enormous fleet,
to be of any use at all, must function with
coordination and speed. Radio has made
this possible. In days of yore, a ship was
a miniature kingdom, with the captain as
ruler over life and death. After only one
day from port, he was out of touch with
his superiors for months at a time. Today
a ship's commander is but a cog in a great
machine. Radio has made this possible,
and today's whole navy is as much a single
unit as was Admiral Dewey's fieet of six
ships at the battle of Manila Bay. The
personnel of a modern naval ship is a
highly trained group. The bluejackets are
young, vigorous men, many of whom are
highly trained in technical and mechanical
fields. The officers are trained at the
United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
This is a school on a par with the highest,
and, although it is perhaps not so much in
the public notice as West Point its worth is
recognized in official circles. There a student
receives a broad education in technical and
literary lines. The requirements are very
hard, and the social training which one re-
ceives certainly fits one for the position of
" an officer and a gentleman." While at
the Academy, a man has the rank of mid-
shipman. On his graduation he is com-
missioned an ensign and serves two years
in the navy as an officer of the line. All in
all, the crew is a highly trained unit, and
each ship is in keen competition with its
neighbors in the fieet to keep up the scores
in gunnery practice and to keep down the
costs of operation.
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The value of our present-day navy must
not be underestimated. It is one of the best
insurances against war that we can possibly
have. China is a good example of what
happens when your coasts are unprotected.
In spite of the League of Nations and va-
rious other organizations for peace japan,
the country with one of the five largest
navies in the world, has made great inroads
on her territory. We must not allow our
shores to become unprotected as are China's.
As we look back over the years that are
past and see the improvements that have
been accomplished, may we pause for a
moment and think of what our navy means
to usp and may we endeavor to carry on
the work of our forefathers to the extension
and perpetuation of this great national heri-
tage - our navy.
Richard Morton '36,
ADDRESS T0 UNDERGRADUATES
I am going to ask you to do a little
eavesdropping tonight. We are going to
drop in at the residence of the Greene fam-
ily and pay them a visit. As we enter un-
noticed, the family is seated at the supper
table. The father is speaking: 'K Well,
Johnny, I am told that you were late to
your appointment again today. That makes
the second time this week."
" Aw, gee whiz, Dad, I was so interested
in watching the work of that construction
crew that's building the new post office I
forgot all about it until about five or ten
minutes too late."
"I know, johnny, but itis not the cour-
teous thing to do to keep anyone waiting or
not to show up at all when you've made
"I do hope you're not so tardy in keep-
ing your appointments with the teachers,"
the conscientious mother says with a sigh.
At this point the father settles back in
his chair, lights his pipe, which had cer-
tainly not grown mellow with age, and
says, " While we are on this subject of
courtesy, I think there are some other
things you should be advised about, johnny.
Now, when I was a boy-"
Here Johnny looks furtively about for
some means of escape, for evidently he had
had previous experience with his father's
" When I was a boy," the father con-
tinues, unabashed by -Iohnny's evident lack
of interest, "I can well remember the in-
convenience we were caused by those pesky
swinging doors. It became quite a custom
for some boy, particularly Claude Webber
and Glendon Rowe, to suddenly land quite
unnecessarilyj decide to leave at the same
moment someone else was entering from
the outside. The two would meet at those
doors. The designing villian would swing
his door just hard enough to hit the unfor-
tunate victim on the knee or some other
tender spot. I well remember many bruises
I received in this manner."
He takes a few puffs on his pipe, and
looks significantly at Johnny, who squirms
uneasily in his chair. Then he continues,
" The lack of proper respect for others who
were going through the corridors was also
very noticeable. It was very hard to re-
frain from jostling your nearest neighbor,
and so causing a general shoving and push-
ing all along the line. I recall one group
of boys composed of Sonny McLeary, Red
Sawyer, Deane Beedy, and Duane Hardy
who were very fond of playing tag. In
order to keep from being caught, they would
dash blindly up the corridors bumping into
every person or thing in their way. Imagine
their chagrin and embarrassment when
rounding a corner to suddenly and unex-
pectedly come face to face with the principal
or one of the teachers. Time and time
again I've seen a collision avoided only by
a very precarious margin. Always remem-
ber, Johnny, to be considerate of others in
the hallsg I used to be. johnny, what are
you smiling about? "
" Er-er-nothing," johnny stammers in
reply, rising as if to leave the room.
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"Johnny, come back here. VVhere do
you think you're going?" This from the
johnny in a very dejected manner returns
reluctantly to his seat.
" Leaving right in the midst of my little
speech," the father sputters. " What kind
of courtesy do you call that? That brings
up another matter I must speak to you
about. I noticed when I visited your school
yesterday that one boy, Cuvier Colburn,
the second, I think, jumped out of his seat
and started to leave, just because the pass-
ing bell had rung, and the teacher was still
talking. I hope you don't do that, Johnny.
Even if the bell has rung you should wait
to be dismissed by whoever is conducting
the class and not rush out of the classroom
just because you hear the welcome buzz."
As the father stops to relight his pipe
which had gone out during the last splurge,
Johnny nods knowingly. What do you
suppose he can mean by that smirk on his
otherwise placid features? The father, look-
ing up suddenly, catches Johnny in the midst
of a very vigorous nod. Under his father's
stern glance, johnny's eyes fall to the floor
and a deep flush creeps up the back of his
" Tell me, why is it that whenever any-
one's back is turned the tendency is always
to do something one shouldn't? I remem-
ber one group in my school days--let's
see, there were Gerald Little-field, Annie
Voter, Mary Magoni, and Virginia Trum-
bull--who, whenever they thought the
teachers weren't looking, carried on very
entertaining conversations. I recall too that
Agnes Metcalf was very fond of chewing
gum. Whenever someone felt the need of
exercising his jaws, Agnes could be trusted
to produce the necessary implements. I
hope you are always right out, at least, in
the things you do. I well remember the
uncanny ability one of my English teachers,
Mrs. Bryant, had of detecting those who
boasted of having learned the gum-chew-
"So I was told," the roguish son re-
plies. "Tony's father told me about the
time when you were caught-"
"'That's enoughf, the father hurriedly
interrupts. " We'll say no more about it."
After a moment's silence during which
johnny tidgets uneasily in his chair, the
father asks, " How does it happen that you
and Dean got the same marks on your writ-
ten work for yesterday's English? Now,
don't ask how I found out. I supposed you
were above cribbing. I don't mean cribbing
only during tests, but on all written work
that you have to do. No one is hurt but
yourself, and you should realize that by
t'I'll bet you got Mother to help you
whenever you had a tough assignment like
that one," the son replies to that argument.
"Johnny, we'll leave your mother out
of this," says the father, growing a little
hot about the collar.
Suddenly johnny sits up in his chair as
a sharp, piercing whistle is heard in the
dooryard. He looks apprehensively at his
father for a moment, and then his face
lights up as an idea comes to his mind.
"Father," he says, "didn't you tell me
to always be punctual in keeping appoint-
" Why, yes, of course," the unsuspecting
" Well," Johnny says with a crafty gleam
in his eye, " I made a date with Dick to-
night for 7:30, and it's 7:29 now."
" All right. You may go," the father re-
plies, smiling at the manner in which his
advice is being used by his son. I
At this point we depart hastily, but
silently, from the Greene mansion. If we
were to ask the philosophical father for
some specific advice for the different classes,
we might expect something like this:
" I should advise each freshman to be as
much of an all-round person as his in-
dividual talents will allow. Excellent
chances are given to both boys and girls
to test their ability in the fields of music,
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debating, art, dramatics, and sports. One
should choose carefully his outside activities
and work for a well-balanced school course."
I would speak to the sophomores about
their relationship with the freshmen. I
don't want you to get the idea that I am
opposed to hazing. I still recall very vivid-
ly the initiations that took place when I
was a boy and I still have a paddle that has
graced the seat of many unfortunate fresh-
men's pants. When you are picking sub-
jects for your hazing activities, why not
pick on the local boys whom you all know
rather than on those who are strangers. It
is very hard for them to become acquainted,
and it would be much to your credit to help
them make acquaintances rather than give
them a poor impression of the school and
students. Hazing should bet done under
supervision, so that it will not be carried
To the juniors I would bring a word of
caution about becoming too cocky. You
should remember that there is always some-
thing new to be learned, that is " if you go
to the right place " to use the words of a
favorite radio comedian. '
And so we come to the end of the help-
ful advice given by the genial Mr. Greene.
If your slumbers are slightly disturbed dur-
ing the night, I imagine that humble voice
has accomplished its purpose.
Charles Chapman '36.
ADDRESS OF WELCOME-CLASS DAY
ARENTS, teachers and friends of the
class of 1936: We welcome you to
our Class Day exercises. We want you to
enjoy with us this day which is the begin-
ning of the ceremonies we have been an-
ticipating these four eventful years. On
this occasion we have a mingled feeling of
happiness and sadnessg joy, for the suc-
cessful culmination of our twelve years of
education-sadness, for the realization that
this is one of the last meetings which we
shall have as a unit.
So we gather here in all seriousness,
mixed with a bit of humor and good fellow-
ship, to pay homage to you who have helped
us through our school years. Had it not
been for your unfailing interest in us, we
might never be privileged to stand before
you today with our work in high school
In our school activities we have shown
our individual characteristics to one an-
other. Some of our peculiarities and in-
terests will, no doubt, be presented through
means of the humorous portions of the fol-
lowing program. Probably fond mothers
and dads, doting aunts and uncles, and ad-
miring friends will be rather surprised at
some of the revelations, but remember it's
all in fun. So on with the fun!
' Robert Tyler '36.
N CLASS HISTORY-CLASS OF 1936
HERE I've studied all that history,
and all that I have left are the last
two questions at the end of the chapter.
Think I'll leave them until later. Oh, well,
I'll just glance at them.
23. What is history?
I looked that up a few days ago. The
definition I found was " History is a record
of events including all human activities."
It also gave a good quotation " History has
triumphed over time. Eternity only tri-
umphs over it.
24. Name three modern historians.
Well, there are J. H. Robinson, H. G.
Wells and David Muzzy.
Speaking of historians, I ought to get
my Class History written. Guess I'll run
over the four years and jot down ideas as
I go along. I think I can find my data
from my diary and my " mem " box.
fLooking through diaryj
Must have entered around the first of
September in '32-oh yes, right here Sep-
"Started high school-our class biggest
yet to enter." A
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For my history I could tell them about
the teachers. Mrs. Bryant who was our
home room teacher and the one who would
tell us not to say " ain't " 'cause " ain't ain't
right "3 Mrs. Miner who was to drill us
in the conjugation of Latin verbsg Mr.
DeWever who was going to enlarge our
knowledge of Q-I-2 equals 5 and get us all
mixed up with x's and y'sg Miss Kane
who planned to give us plenty of Civics
and Economic Geographyg Miss Howard
who was going to see that we were taught
all our dates fin history, I meanjg Miss
McLeary who was to teach some of us the
art of drawingg Miss Perkins who was
to point at us with her baton if we did not
pay good attention in Glee Club, orchestra,
or chorus, and, last but not least, Mr.
Dinsmore f"Dinnie" later onj who, al-
though not a teacher of a freshmen subject,
was to guide us through the labyrinth of
learning and help us to become boys and
girls of whom F. H. S. would be proud.
" Dinnie " not only had to guide our minds
but also our wandering footsteps. Our feet
just wouldn't walk in the right direction. I
guess Norman Hinkley " took the cake "g
he was always in the wrong place!
flooking at next datesj
Nothing particular here.
fturning a few pagesj
Here's an essential fact.
Friday: " Elected class officers: Presi-
dent--Hollis Howattg Vice President-
Dorothy Howattg Secretary-Mary Ma-
gonig Treasurer4Barbara Atwood."
Now what comes next?--the Freshman
Reception must have been our next mem-
orable event. I wonder if I still have that
green bow we girls had to wear fthe boys
were all decked out in green tiesj?
A Ciinds green bow and reminiscesj
That certainly was a gala night. All of
us freshmen were very ceremoniously taken
through the receiving line and then very
unceremoniously made to lower our dignity
fif freshmen can have suchlj by playing
such childish games as " Drop the Hanky."
However, the punch and cookies which fol-
lowed were ample reward.
flooking again in the boxj
Here's a nifty red car. Where did it
come from? I remember now! I got it
from the grab bag which we "freshies"
had at the annual school fair. Norman
Hinkley was our jolly Santy with a pack
of grabs slung over his shoulder.
fpulling paper from boxj
I wonder what this is? Oh, an old paper
which says Mid-year Exams-'33, How
well I can recall the first ordeal of mid-
years! We greenhorns certainly were
scared and the remarks of the upper class-
men were not at all encouraging. Exams
were soon over, but we all resembled " quak-
ing" aspens when the marks came out for
the first half year.
fturns a few pages of diaryj
This looks interestingg it's a joke Rich-
ard Morton pulled one day in history class
when we were speaking of the radical
" yellow journals ".
Richard: " Miss Howard, were those
' yellow journals ' Red papers? "
And here's the end!
Friday: " Marched all day practicing for
graduation tonight. I guess freshmen just
can't keep in step, but soon we'll all be
' silly ' sophomores - hurray! "
Now what should come into my sopho-
I remember we had three
Vice President- Carleton Robinson
In the sophomore year the
students gained a new teacher, Miss Som-
mer, who planned to teach them a better
typing system than the " hunt and pick"
method. The students who wished to be
Frenchmen become acquainted with Mlle.
'Tarr this year.
fturns back the pages in diaryj
There's where we got back on the new
K' freshies " for all the humiliations we went
through last year.
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Friday: " Our class gave the Freshman
I surely can remember how embarrassed
Phil Morse was when some of our more
daring boys such as Sonny McLeary, Deane
Beedy, Red Sawyer, and Sully Greenwood
painted him up with lipstick and sent him
dashing into the midst of the party yelling
a breathless war whoop.
In our sophomore year, Mrs. Miner was
ill, and Owen Gilman substituted for her.
Speaking of Mr. Gilman recalls the joke
he sprung on Deane Beedy. One day in
Latin while we were conjugating verbs,
Deane asked Mr. Gilman if he had heard
" slippo - slippere - falli - bumptus? "
Mr. -Gilman asked Deane if he had heard
" smarti - foolere - faili - flunctus? "
I thought that was pretty clever!
Friday: " School Fair-the sophomore
booth gave evidence of our sewing accom-
Now I guess I could skip to the Western
Maine Music Festival down at Lewiston
which the orchestra attended, but no-the
HI-LIFE came in before that. I ought to
have the first one in my box somewhere.
Here it is! I wonder who on the staff
came from our class . . . only Marin Ma-
son, but since then Erma Mosher, Isabelle
Pinkham, Lillian Durrell, Phyllis Lowell,
Gerald Littlefield, Richard Morton, East-
man Sawyer, and Mary Arms have been
members of the staff.
To return to the music- of course many
of our class are participants in the various
musical activities 5 but I should particu-
larly mention our Fritz Kreisler, Erma
Mosher, and our Paderewski, Charles
There! that ends the sophomore year
and next comes the junior year which is
just "chock full" of gay times.
Our first adventure in "junior-land"
was the meeting of many new teachers as
in our first freshmen days. First, " Dinnie "
was bidden fond adieu ffiguratively, I
meanj, and Mr. 'Gould was heartily wel-
comed as our new principal, teacher of alge-
bra, geometry Ca straight line is the short-
est distance between two points, remem-
ber?j. Also Mr. Applin was included in
our list of new teachers. He was to teach
chemistry, physics, and general science and
to coach the boys' major sports. Mr. Gould
is the coach for the girls' major sports. Miss
Kane, Mrs. Hall by then, left us that year,
and Mr. DeWever taught her subjects. For
us juniors Miss Seeley was to take over
Mrs. Bryant's work of " he don't." During
the year Mrs. Miner was ill, this time Miss
Eunice Hawkins substituted for her.
My diary doesn't have to remind me that
as soon as school began running smoothly,
Miss Seeley started us on the ever-dreaded
junior Speaking. We certainly did get
cold feet fyes, even in early falllj when
that day came for us to say our piece. The
Finals didn't come until February, it was
then discovered that Mary Magoni and
Gerald Littlefield were our greatest readers,
while Phyllis Lowell and Richard Morton
CRu1nmages through boxj
Here's a program of our Christmas play,
" The Pampered Darling." " It was swell,
and after, we all tripped the 'light fan-
CStill looking in box-pulls out clippingj
Here are my newspaper clippings as a
souvenir of last year's Bates Tourney.
Those were certainly thrilling games.
" Sonny " McLeary is our one and only
basketball player, but he's surely "johnny
Cperhaps I should say 'Sonny!'j on the
Speaking of sports CI was, wasn't I?J
last year girls' baseball was introduced into
" dear ole Farmington High." Jane Holmes
is dubbed star athlete for the fairer sex of
What comes next? I'd better consult my
fturning pages of diaryj
Thursday: " Day off because of snow
storm. It's piled awfully high. I heard
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down street that this was the first time in
'umpty-eleven' years that school had been
closed on account of weather conditions.
Quite a record!"
fturns pages of diaryj
Friday: " Went to the Franklin County
One-Act Play Contest. Our entry 'Will
O' the Wisp' won first place. The acting
was superb! Our class should certainly be
proud of their little grandmother, Mary
Magoni, and their maid, Erma Mosher."
The next outstanding event after the play
contest was fair. No, not Franklin County
Fair 5 but one fully as entertaining with
"beano" and everything but a merry-go-
round. We juniors were first-class bakers
for the day.
fPicks up star from boxj
Star light, star bright,
Souvenir from Prom night.
Yes, the big event of a junior's social
career--junior Prom! We were trans-
ported to the palm trees and tropical fit
certainly waslj nights of picturesque Ha-
waii. What could be a more perfect setting?
And that is " finis " for the junior year.
Our next good times were not to come
until we were elevated to the position of
" sophisticated seniors."
Qturns back pages of diaryj
"Started the first of our last year. It
seems rather sad to think that our happiest
days fso they saylj are almost over."
Let me see - did we have any new teach-
ers? Yes, Miss Moore came to teach Mr.
DeWever's subjects: Mrs. Webster came
to teach our aspiring young artistsg and
Miss Pinkham came to teach our girls with
"house-wify" instincts the art of home-
making. fThe Home-Economics course
was a new one this year.j
In looking through my diary, it seems
that the plays given just before Christmas
were our first sign post on " Senior Lane."
Friday: " Saw three good plays at
Drummond Hall tonight. Lots of the
characters were portrayed by seniors-
good for us! "
Oh, before putting about the Christmas
play, I should have told about the new
musical organization, the band. The band
made its first appearance at the Farmington-
Wilton Football Game which we lost by a
very slim margin--shoot! 3
Qgoes through boxj
Here's a program from the Bates De-
bate. From the members of the debating
team, it appears that our senior Daniel
Webster is 'Carleton Robinson. How well
I remember the week of the debate or any-
way the week it was supposed to be ! It was
just " water, water everywhere." Yes, the
debate was planned to be held during the
week of our great Hood. Also during the
same week our senior play, " Change Part-
ners," was scheduled. I thought all the parts
were done wonderfully wellg but Chippy
Chapman, Mr. Lee, made an especially
grand father. Luckily, the play was called
off 5 for if we had given it, we would have
been in the same predicament Moses was
when the lights went out-in the dark!
During "Hood-tide" the Science Room
seemed more like a swimming pool than
anything else, it made us long for the
warm summer days! The flood, however,
was over to a certain degree in time for us
play and the debate about a
to have the
week and a half after they were listed.
doesn't seem to recollect any
outstanding senior milestone
between the play and the school fair. Let's
see what my diary can bring forth.
Well, looks as if my diary were in the
same fix as my mind. Here's where it tells
about the fair.
Friday: " School fair-this year we
had the candy booth-yum, yum! Grand
play at night and dancing too."
Now all we have left is the last week.
Shall I write that as if it was to be in the
future or what? I guess I'll make it as if
graduation week were almost over.
Last week Wednesday we had the first of
our graduation exercises, Last Chapelg
Saturday we had our class trip to Lakewood
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with all the pleasures which it affordsg
Sunday we wore our " caps and gowns"
for the first time at Baccalaureate Service:
last night was Alumni Night g today is
Class Day with a 'Commencement Dance
tonightg and tomorrow night chronicles
the last day in the history of our class as a
whole. May our future deeds be worthy of
some more able historian!
When we come to the parting of ways,
may be remember this stanza by John
" To every man there openeth
A Way, and Ways, and a Way,
And the High Soul climbs the High Way,
And the Low Soul gropes the Low,
And in between on the musty Hat,
The rest drift to and fro.
But to every man there openeth
A High Way and a Low,
And every man decideth the way his soul
Mary Arms '36.
E it remembered, that we, the students
of Farmington High School, 'Class of
Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-six, in the
county of Franklin and the State of Maine,
being of lawful age and of sound and dis-
posing mind and memory, but mindful of
the uncertainty of life, do make, publish and
Item 1. I, Mary Arms, do give and be-
queath to the striving " Pop " Backus my
natural literary ability.
Item 2. I, Barbara Atwood, do give and
bequeath to the serious-minded Alzaleen
Titcomb my ever-present smile.
Item 3. I, Eldon Barrows, do give and
bequeath to the ever-socializing Gladys
Luce my habitual aloofness.
Item 4. I, Deane Beedy, do give and
bequeath to all would-be bluffers my ram-
bling, roundabout recitations.
Item 5. I, Wendell Bowie, do give and
bequeath to the inconstant Alden Littlefield
my indiiierence to the fairer sex.
this our last will and testament,
revoking all former wills by us
Item 6. I, Pniscilla Cain, do give and
bequeath to the covetous Gwendolyn Rich-
ards my Madison-High-School football
Item 7. I, 'Charles Chapman, do give
and bequeath to the ardent Arthur Libby
my beloved sister.
Item 8. I, Betty Currier, do give and
bequeath to the disinterested Bernice Cox
my love of dancing.
- Item 9. I, Faye Davis, do give and be-
queath to the affectedly lanquid Vera Gard-
ner my hurrying pace.
Item 10. I, Lillian Durrell, do give and
bequeath to " Red " Morrill my ebony hair.
Item 11. I, Douglas Gould, do give and
bequeath to the garrulous Gracie Allen my
Item 12. I, Inez Gray, do give and be-
queath to Principal C. N. 'Gould my passive
Item 13. I, Lawrence Greenwood, do
give and bequeath to the slight Fred
Blanchard my muscular build.
Item 14. I, Duane Hardy, do give and
bequeath to the thick-set Harry Look my
prominent Adam's apple.
Item 15. I, Earl Hennings, do give and
bequeath to the forlorn-looking Norman
Barrows my envied dimples.
Item 16. I, Norman Hinkley, do give
and bequeath to the dependable Walter
Masterman my position as Mrs. Bryant's
Item 17. I, Jane Holmes, do give and
bequeath to the athletic Beverly Bradley my
steady basketball playing.
Item 18. I, Harold Kinney, do give and
bequeath to the perfect Patterson Small my
Item 19. I, Gerald Littlefield, do give
and bequeath to the fidgity Frederick Mc-
Leary my composure as an actor.
Item 20. I, Robert Lovejoy, do give and
bequeath to the 'K rushing " Reino Ray my
" big " interest in F. S. N. S.
Item 21. I, Phyllis Lowell, do give and
bequeath to the tenderfoot Parker twins my
girl scout badge.
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Item 22. I, Barbara Luce, do give and
bequeath to the serene Beatrice Henderson
my art of chewing gum.
Item 23. I, Cecil Lunny, do give and be-
queath to the Whitten Bicycle Exchange my
Item 24. I, Mary Magoni, do give and
bequeath to all 'Chinese laundrymen my ab-
Item 25. I, Marin Mason, do give and
bequeath to the slow-typing Leon Yeaton
my swift fingers.
Item 26. I, Methel Mason, do give and
bequeath to the striding Philip Morse my
Item 27. I, Helen McGilvray, do give
and bequeath to milady Constance McLeary
my likable tomboyishness.
Item 28. I, Alberta McIntyre, do give
and bequeath to the eternally questioning
" Sonny " Austin my intelligent inquiries.
Item 29. I, Marion McIntyre, do give
and bequeath to the "er-er-ing" Leon
Odell my tripping tongue.
Item 30. I, Robert McLeary, do give
and bequeath to the non-athletic Hugh
Campbell my excellent sports record.
Item 31. I, Eleanor Merchant, do give
and bequeath to whispering " Hank " Ap-
plin my wee voice.
Item 32. I, Agnes Metcalf, do give and
bequeath to the aspiring Elaine Blodgett
my desired surname.
Item 33. I, Doris Moody, do give and
bequeath to the Hirtatious Ada Whittier
my prim, old maidishness.
Item 34. I, Richard Morton, do give
and bequeath to the up-and-coming " Bud-
dy " Luce my executive ability.
Item 35. I, Bruce Mosher, do give and
bequeath to the punctual Marian Smith my
tardy assignment papers.
Item 36. I, Erma Mosher, do give and
bequeath to the alert Elizabeth Hodgkins
my customary day dreaming.
Item 37. I, Eleanor Neil, do give and
bequeath to the idle Cuvier Colburn my
zest for knitting.
Item 38. I, Vivian Norton, do give and
bequeath to the non-studious George Mer-
rill my late study hours.
Item 39. I, Isabelle Pinkham, do give
and bequeath to the clamorous Clarice Tib-
betts my usual quietness. A
Item 40. I, jay Pratt, do give and be-
queath to the roaming Mabel Hagerstrom
and Norman Blanchard my Chevrolet
Item 41. I, Beryl Ranger, do give and
bequeath to The Fuller Brush Company
the spoils of my eyebrow plucking.
Item 42. I, Carleton Robinson, do give
and bequeath to the purposely clumsy Wal-
ter Ranger my 'gentlemanly air.
Item 43. I, Robert Rollin. do give and
bequeath to the "Chevy-minded " Betty
Morton my preference for Fords.
Item 44. I, Glendon Rowe, do give and
bequeath to the fickle Dalton Hardy my
unswerving, ardent affection.
Item 45. I, Marjorie Russell, do give
and bequeath to the fluttery Vera Whitten
my unruflied composure.
Item 46. I, Dorothy Sanborn, do give
and bequeath to the roguish Norman Saw-
yer my dignity as librarian.
Item 47. I, Eastman Sawyer, do give
and bequeath to the punctilious William
Starbird my numerous Sth periods.
Item 48. I, Thomas Soule, do give and
bequeath to the self-assured Vito Umbro
my assertive meekness.
Item 49. I, Philip Spinney, do give and
bequeath to George Colburn, Stewart
Whittier and Clarence Benson my six feet,
one and one-quarter inches of length.
Item 50. I, Doreen Trask, do give and
bequeath to the pallid Lucille jenkins my
Item 51. I, Virginia Trumbull, do give
and bequeath to the youthful Virginia
Hodgkins my pretended sophistication.
Item 52. I, 'Charles Thompson, do give
and bequeath to the more absent than pres-
ent Harvey Smith my questionable ab-
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Item 53. I, Evelyn Thompson, do give
and bequeath to the slouchy Ernest Newton
my erect carriage.
Item 54. I, Robert Tyler, do give and
bequeath to the art-minded Holman Davis
my spontaneous drawings.
Item 55. I, Annie Voter, do give and
bequeath to all shivering nags my novelty
Item 56. I, Claude Webber, do give
and bequeath to the latecomer, George
Crosby, my year's collection of tardy slips.
Item 57. I, Margery Wheeler, do give
and bequeath to my generous sister, Eliza-
beth, my noonday walks.
Item 58. II, Methyl VVilbur, do give and
bequeath to the brown-eyed Chester Green-
wood my china blue eyes.
In Testimony whereof, I hereunto set my
hand and seal, and declare this to be our
last will and testament, this eighteenth day
of June in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand nine hundred and thirty-six.
Signed, published and declared by the
above-named as for our last will and testa-
ment in the presence of one another, hereto
subscribe our names as witnesses thereto,
on this eighteenth day of June in the year
of our Lord one thousand nine hundred
and thirty-six A. D.
1. Marin Mason
2. The Man without a Country
3. The Last of the Mohicans
CLASS-DAY ORATION-BROADER HORIZONS!
ET us strive for a lasting peace! Not
peace arising over the fallen bodies
of our youth, not temporary peace, termi-
nated suddenly by violent outbreaks of armed
conflict, not peace among only a certain
group of nations that has certain common
interestsg but eternal world-wide peace that
will include all nations whether great or
small, peace attained through the efforts
of all nations and therefore satisfactory and
impartial to all. The attaining of such a
plan should be one of the vital interests in
the minds and hearts of a truly civilized
people. Let us have broader horizons.
However, such a system of peace is, to
say the least, not a simple proposition either
theoretically or actually. We cannot hope
to completely accomplish this Utopian de-
sign in the short period of a year, or in five
yearsg but it can come only as the result
of prolonged consultations, in which the
grievances and trials of the several nations
are freely discussed, and through better and
We are all educated to the horrors and
sufferings, to the havoc and devastation
wrought by every war. We have never
fully recovered from the detrimental effects
of the last great war g and certainly an-
other conflict which would surpass the pro-
portions of the one staged nearly twenty
years ago would endanger the very exist-
ence of the civilized world and undoubtedly
plunge us into chaos, from which there
would be no way of escape.
Is it not utterly disgraceful for a world
claiming such a high degree of civilization
as the one in which we live to even think
of war as a means for the settlement of its
disputes? Modern warfare is no more than
a degradation of intelligence,
to folly, and the last resort of the bully, the
braggart and the mob. It is the denial of
life's beauty and of our hope of being just
a little farther advanced than the hairy
It isnno longer war between human beings
but war between machines. Science has
handed us powers of destruction by which
man himself may be destroyed. At the
beginning of the last war it seemed to be
a struggle between man. Wasn't that how
war always had been? But this war was
of a different kind. Crouching in a trench
or herded into a dugout, the human being
hardly counted at all. It was not a war be-
tween men and men, but war between ma-
chines and niachinesg men were just blood
and pulp for that mass production of death.
This is not a description of the horrors of
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war, but just a reminder to youth that in
the last war human motives and ideals were
overwhelmed by the monstrous mechanism
of the business which was superhuman in
its effects, although created by human in-
telligence and will power.
The last war, its origin, its blunders, its
calamity need not be discussed here. We
are paying for its results, and those results
we are feeling almost twenty years after
the conflict. The last war settled no argu-
ment for any length of time, as no war has
or will. For after a war is over, there are
more causes for quarrel between nations,
more smouldering fires which may burst
into a general contlagration unless they are
stamped out by the feet of a younger gen-
eration who are advancing to some new
goal of civilization.
Undoubtedly the fundamental principle
which is of paramount importance to the
problem, and which would tend to bring
about a more friendly spirit among nations,
is that of a closer cooperation. The youth
of the nations must be educated to a spirit
of cooperation and world peace, so when
future troubles and disturbances arise, they
will be able to cope with the situation con-
fronting them and solve their problem in a
peaceable and praiseworthy manner. They
must understand more clearly the possible
causes of a new warg and especially, the
latent danger lurking in the present condi-
tion of world affairs, in which there are
many explosive forces. Above all, they must
not leave this problem entirely to the older
generation who are now dealing with it.
For if war comes again, it will be their
bodies which will be called upon for sacri-
fice, their schemes of life cut short, their
chances of happiness frustrated. Therefore
it is to the younger generation that this
question of peace or war is vitally impor-
tant. Their fate rests in their own hands,
it is they who must find a way out, they
must not fail.
The question of money, trade, unemploy-
ment and world depression are involved in
the problem of peace or war. There can
be no chance of recovery, no new way to
prosperity, as long as there is this con-
tinuing uncertainty about world peace. It
is very largely fear which prevents inter-
national cooperation. It is partly a sense
of insecurity, a fear of future conflict which
has hindered trade. Without security, the
armed nations have refused to disarm and
have preferred even an economic ruin to
a defencelessness against enemies on their
frontiers. These conditions must be changed
because a world-wide confidence in endur-
ing peace is the basis upon which the re-
newal of lasting prosperity must be built.
Since the World War, the mind of the
world has been divided into two camps.
Here we get the real issues and the real
argument which will decide the destiny of
the human race. On one side are the
pacihsts, who regard war as the worst
form of human- degradation, and the most
senseless way of settling an argument. They
are honestly convinced that disarmed na-
tions would be peaceful nations. They be-
lieve that the intelligence of the people
ought to be far enough advanced to be able
to invent a code of international law, which
would relieve humanity at last of the lurk-
ing horror which has always dragged it
back from the fulfilment of great promises
and noble opportunities. General disarma-
ment to a minimum of national defense is,
they think, the first move forward.
On the other side of the conflict, are those
who believe that paper pacts and pledges
are of no avail and that peace is best assured
by strong armies and navies, at the com-
mand of nations who will use them for
This is the situation as it stands, and the
younger minds of the world must decide in
which camp they stand-for peace or for
war, for disarmament or rearmament.
However, disarmament alone does not
mean peace. It may mean war with less
strength for those who wish to avoid it.
With or without arms, nations will fight if
they have grievances which seem intoler-
able. Material disarmament is not enough
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'to make peace secure. There must be moral
'disarmament as well. One must attack the
'root causes of war as well as its weapons.
One must win the allegiance of the people
to'a system of international law, by which
their own sense of justice will be upheld.
Those dangers which lie ahead in a new
world war, need not happen nor will ever
happen if we use the powers that have been
given us for life and not for death. The
destroyer will not get its chance: The Four
Horsemen will not come riding out again
if we have a wider sense of comradeship
with other peoples, stricken like ourselves,
bewildered like ourselves, searching like our-
selves for some way of escape out of this
mystifying maze. Let us love life and prac-
tice tolerance and goodfellowship. Let us
Throughout all the struggles and striv-
ings of the human race, all its stupidities
and failures, simple ideals formulated by
noble minds and made practical through
,faith have blessed humanity. Only by such
faith reawakened and strengthened by our
knowledge, reaching out across the world,
controlling the instruments of power, work-
ing for eternal peace and closer coopera-
tion, may we go forward to meet the un-
known world future, unafraid.
H Carleton Robinson '36.
fTune of "Beautiful Lady in Blue "J
The time is now here for the parting.
We'll bid you all sad adieug
But we will always remember
The happy days we've spent with you.
. The future lies brightly before,
Our lessons we study no more.
Though our hearts are sad
The joys that we've had
Will tenderly till each sad hour.
We've worked hard for four happy years
Tho' trying, they've been Filled with cheer.
Our teachers and friends
Make us understand
How choice are the mem'ries, how dear.
'Tis with regret that we leave her
Our dear old Farmington High.
On through the years we will cheer her
Wave her blue banners on high.
Now that our school days are done
We'l1 say fond goodbyes to each one.
The 'friends that we've made will live in the
Of our wonderful high school days.
Metlzel Mason '36,
Margery Wheeler '36.
INTRODUCTION T0 "GIFTS "
ERRY CRUNCHER, a character in the
" Tale of Two Cities," carries on an
illegal nightly occupation. He is what is
known as a "resurrection man," one who
robs graves of bodies and sells them to
surgeons. According to Dickens's story his
wife, whom he calls Aggerwayter, has dis-
covered, the nature of his mysterious noc-
turnal profession and is always praying,
" Hopping" as he terms it, against his suc-
cess as an " honest tradesman."
. In the "Dream " which is to follow, we
see Mrs. Cruncher waiting for her husband
to return from one of his nightly trips.
CMrs. Cruncher enters yawning and sits
at the tablej:
Mrs. Cruncher: And jerry hain't showed
up yet. I fear as 'ow 'e'll be 'anged some
day fer 'is resurrectin' job. Maybe me and
the good Lord can save 'im. CKneels and
praysj Dear Lord, 'elp jerry Cruncher's
soul and save 'im from 'is sinful ways.
Jerry: 'f Enters carrying a bulging sackj
Bust me, if she hainit at it agin. What d'ya
mean Hoppin' agin me? You spoiled my
night's work as an honest tradesman. Look
at these 'ere 'ands, blistered wif toil fer
youg and look at you.
Mrs. C.: I hain't done nothin', jerry. I
was prayin' fer you, not agin you.
jerry: You an' your prayers. You was
the ruination of my business tonight. What
d'ya think was in that thar coffin?
Mrs. C.: I don't wanta think what was
in that coffin, Jerry.
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jerry: It weren't no corpse. just a junk
'eap. 'Ere, take a look. Bust me, if I
hain't an unlucky tradesman. QBoth begin
to take out contents of the sackj
Mrs. C.: VVhy, Jerry, 'ow come these
be in the-the-er-box?
Jerry: Some rascal found it conwenient
to disappear. So 'e 'ad a mock buryin'.
Mrs. C. ftakes out two revolversj:
Maybe these was stole' an' 'e'll be back fer
'em. We'll 'ave to be 'asty an' get rid of
'em. We can give 'em away.
Jerry ftaking them from herj: Agger-
wayter, maybe now I can keep you from
Mrs. C.: Jerry, Jerry, give 'em away.
Jerry: We'll give one to Mr. 'Tyler and
one to Mr. 'Ardy so they can settle definitely
about that lawyer's daughter.
Mrs. C.: I 'ates to think of one of 'em
dyin'. QPicks up b0ok.j Maybe this'd
been better, " How to Be Popular with
jerry: I 'ave it, Aggerwayter. Chippy
Chapman 'as a need fer that.
Mrs. C.: jerry, what's this fer? fHolds
jerry: You're ignorant. Hit's glue an'
Mrs. C.: 'Ere's an h'idea. That little
Miss Ranger 'as one beau and then I see 'er
wif another. Now, she'd ought to stick to
one. This glue might remind 'er of that.
Jerry: Them swains 'as their 'ans full
keepin' track of 'er. Lor', that Magoni gal
'as 'er troubles too wif that Beedy guy.
She'd oughta tie and lasso 'im. This rope'd
do the job.
Mrs. C.: Oh, jerry, if you hain't careful,
you'll be landin' be'ind the bars as some
poor h'English sparrow was in 'ere. QI-Iolds
up bird cagej
Jerry: Curse ya bloomin' tongue. I will
be if you don't stop jawin' and git rid 0'
Mrs. C.: Oh, I will, jerry, I will. I-I'it's
goin' right to Faye Davisg so's she can
coop up any of them wild beasts roamin'
around 'er 'ome.
Jerry: Bus' me. If this don't remind
me of you. just about the same degree of
cussedness. Look hit over. QPicture of
Mrs. C.: Now, Jerry, you know I hain't
stubborn. just to keep 'er mind on Colby,
Betty Currier can 'ave that mule. Bless
me, Mr. Cruncher, what's this contraption?
Jerry: That mus' be a h'aryplane.
Mrs. C.: No, not a h'aryplane. You
Jerry: The young fella what needs that
is Norm Hinkley. Hit'll give 'im a chanct
to ride 'stead o' walkin'.
Mrs. C. Qfirst-aid kitj: H'I'd like to
keep this, jerryg it'd come in 'andy if you
should get 'urt in your night prowlin'.
Jerry: Skip hit. Business is business
and that's none 0' yourn. You can pass
that off onto Dick Morton just in case 'e
don't make one of them thar corners.
Mrs. C.: Hit is a 'elp to be prepared in
Jerry: I guess this'll 'it my insides in
the right spot. fturnoverj
Mrs. C.: jerry, don't you swallow that.
You got it from, think, Jerry, where you
got it from. It'd choke you.
Jerry: 'Ere you eat it then.
Mrs. C.: Who's that lydy who's always
turnin' over 'er boyfriends to 'er sister?
Jerry: Marin Mason. 'Ere's the turn-
over. This can o' raspberries'd go good
Mrs. C.: Let's give that to 'Elen Mc-
Gilvrayg she likes 'er 'I berries."
jerry: 'Ere my tongue's 'angin' out 'alf
starved and I bet 'alf a guinea you'll give
these beans away.
Mrs. C.: This hain-'t Saturday, jerry.
You hain't goin' to take a bath are you?
'That 'olmes gal is gettin' to be quite a
Yankee. I'll bet 'bake beans and a bath
means nothin' h'else but Saturday night
Jerry: Be this a frog or a toad?
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Mrs. C.: Lan' sakes, jerry, that s a frog.
Miss Eleanor Neil is mighty fond 0' " frogs."
Jerry: We got the makin's o' a acqua-
rium 'ere. Look at this 'ere poor fish.
H'it's a great sport to fish. fa fishj
Mrs. C.: Lillian likes the great h'out 0'
doors. Give 'er that.
Jerry Qholds up parrotj: Aggerwayter,
three guesses: beast, bird or fish? Right
you areg Polly, 'ere, wantsamaster. We'll
bet that that Thompson kid could give 'er
a few lessons in imitatin'.
Mrs. C.: H'if that hain't a cat comin'
right after the parrot. Hain't that natural?
Jerry: H'it's natural that Alberta Mc-
Intyre 'd want to keep on dissectin' things
while waitin' to take 'er trainin' for a nurse.
She can practice on this 'ere tomcat.
fPicking up embroidery setj This 'ere's
somethin' we hain't gonta part wif. Now
you can take time to patch my breeches.
H'it's a wonder I hain't died of pneumonia.
Mrs. C.: That Pratt b'y should oughta
be real pleased wif this h'embroiderin' set.
Give him a change from 'is knittin'.
Jerry: Bury me h'alive! Betcha that
thar young'un of mine'd fall for this.
Mrs. C.: H'I don't want no h'ideas put
h'into that b'y's 'ead. 'E's about h'enough
mischief widout that thar tink'rin' h'outfit.
Jerry: H'always pickin' fau't wif the b'y.
Guess Doug Gould can find a plice for h'it.
Mrs. C.: Oh, Jerry, hain't this cute?
I'd almost like to 'ave h'it myself. Qdollj
Jerry: For 'eavens sake, Aggerwayter,
act your age. I'll bet that Trask gal never
'ad time for such things when she was a
young 'un. She can save that for her sec-
Mrs. C.: Well, Jerry, if h'it warn't for
me, young Jerry would never larn 'is letters
and figgers. Now h'I'd like to see 'im 'ave
Jerry: VVhere's ya 'ead, Aggerwayter?
The b'y would soon know more'n us.
H'Earl 'Ennings is h'in line fer that 'cause
I've 'eard say 'as 'ow he 'as a two-track
mind: 'e's always workin' wif trickey-
nometry and 'istory at the same time.
Mrs. C. fholds up curlersj: 'Ow these
lydies tyke time from their wo'k to friz
their 'air wif them contraptions, be more'n
I can see. That Arms gal wif the red 'air
am always twistin' h'it 'round 'er finger.
She'd like these right smart.
Jerry: Red p'int. H'I've no use fer h'it.
That Trumbull miss might want ter keep
some on 'and.
Mrs. C.: We'll just add this to wot she
already 'as on 'er 'ands now.
Jerry: Who was that red 'eaded rascal
wot young Jerry was scrappin' wif? 'E
sure 'ad a temper. This whetstone should
tyke and edge off'n h'it.
Mrs. C.: O. K.! H'it's fer Red Sawyer.
jerry: Young jerry sure was gettin' a
trouncin'. My droppin' by was a life saver
Mrs. C.: Those life savers could 'elp
Wendell Bowie. 'E's goin' to join the
jerry: 'E'll be a sight washin' the decks.
This broom might 'elp 'im.
Mrs. C.: No, Jerry, Methel Mason is
lookin' fer a post as lydy's maid down to
Belgrade. She can keep brushin' up on the
doin's o' that chauffeur down thar.
Jerry: Aggerwayter what's this fer?
" Slow!" who'd want that? fslow signj
Mrs. C.: H'I don't know who'd want
h'it, but that tall Marjorie Wheeler needs
h'it. It's a caution 'ow she gets talkin' so
Jerry: This 'ere thing Ctall hatj must
'ave been left from someone's Easter outfit.
Who'd want this 'at, Aggerwayter?
Mrs. C..: You'd better keep that to wear
to Church, Jerry.
Jerry: You know danged well h'I don't
go to church, and I hain't startin' to go
now. We'll give it to that little Doris
Moody. Maybe h'it'd add a few inches to
Ho! I know someone who don't need no
slow sign. Hif h'it ain't Phil Spinney I'll
bite my ear off. H'it tykes that b'y so long
40 THE LAUREL
to git from 'is seat that you'd think 'e was
grow'd to h'it. I'll wager this spring'll
make 'im a bit more quick to jump.
Mrs. C.: 'E may be slow but h'I'll bet 'e
can't 'old a candle to that Webber runt.
'E's so slow wot 'e looks like 'e's asleep all
the time. A spring wouldn't even stir 'im.
This dynamite 'ere 's 'is only 'ope I'm
COpens a joke box: somethin hops outj
fScreamsj jerry, wot's 'appened? Ketch
Jerry: Oh, you females make me sick.
Squawkin' when thar hain't nothin' to
squawk about. Betcha Marjorie Russell
wouldn't of even blinked 'er h'eye.
Mrs. C.: H'I hain't ever seen 'er riled
a bit, but there's always a first time. May-
be this'1l be h'it.
Jerry: This 'ere ol' rig's just the thing
fer my chair, hain't h'it, Aggerwayter?
Mrs. Cruncher: No, no, Jerry, we can't
'ave these about 'ere. I think Sonny Mc-
Leary needs that " sophie " pillow to rest
'is self after them week-end dates.
Jerry: Sure enough I forgit that b'y's
Mrs. C.: That Dot Sanborn sartinly
keeps long hours. She's 'angin about from
h'early to dark. This bed might be a 'elp
to 'er and tyke a load off 'er feet.
Jerry: Maybe a watch would do 'em
both a peck o' good.
Mrs. C.: I s'pose Agnes Metcalf oughta
'ave this alarm clock just in case 'erbie's
goes bad on 'er.
Jerry: Whoa! Somebody's lamps went
bad on 'em. Cjoke eyesj They must've
t'rowed 'em away. These second 'and peep-
ers can go to that Mosher girl so she can
keep an eye on 'erself down at that music
Mrs. C.: I 'eard she did some cuttin' up
down there. I bet they made the stories
bigger than they really was.
Jerry: That's wot this 'ere contraption
does. fMagnifying glassj
.iMrs. C.: 'Do h'it really? H'it's just the
thing fer Barb Luce. She's allus losin or
breakin' them specs. She sartinly ought to
be able to 'ang on to this. S'pose h'it'll
get broke in the mail, Jerry?
Jerry: 'Ere's somebody's R. F. D.
Cmail boxj Tl1is'd be mighty nifty fer
them notes of Bruce Mosher's so's they
won't git lost.
Mrs. C.: Somebody musta lost this ol'
capg who'd want it with them 'oles in?
jerry: Sully Greenwood. 'E 'as a tough
job with that cowlick of 'is.
Mrs. C.: Those spears of 'air can 'ave
plenty of free play though them 'oles.
jerry: Hain't this a 'owl of a fish-net.
Mrs. C.: That ain't no fish net, Jerry.
That's a 'air net. At night h'it keeps yer
'air just so.
Jerry: I know a gentleman that can use
that. Mister Littlelield.
Mrs. C.: Some fine gentleman must 'ave
junked this fcanej.
Jerry: Bet 'is name was 'Cecil and 'e
Mrs. C.: Let's give h'it to our Cecilto
go with 'is h'English name.
Jerry: Wot's in a name h'anyway? Bet
you never know'd Priscilla Cain was a
descendant of Robert Burns'.
Mrs. C.: I never know'd nothin' about
that. She can 'ave this Robert Burns'
cigar named after that great poet.
Jerry: 'Ere's a book of that poetry trash.
Mrs. C.: Phyllis Lowell just dotes on
poetry. I don't doubt but what she'll like
jerry: 'Ere's some more writin', "Book
Mrs. C.: jerry, you'd ought "er read
jerry: H'I got along so far widout h'it
an' I guess you can stand me as I am.
Mrs. C.: That younger McIntyre gal
always wants to know 'ow to do things
h'up brown. This'll be a 'elp to 'er.
jerry: This loud speaker'd fmegaphonej
be a 'elp to Inez to 'ear 'er when she peeps.
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You can't even 'ear her when she's near
Mrs. C.: Ya don't 'ave no trouble makin'
h'out when them " men h'about town" be
Jerry: Right ya be. The 'eels of that
Kinney and Soule combination would wake
the dead and ruin my business. 'Ere's a
rubber 'eel for each of 'em.
Mrs. C. fpicking up " sole "J: This 'ere
sole'd bring back memories of a by-gone
swain to Vivian Norton. Cupid was doing
rushin' business that thar year.
Jerry: H'if this hain't the ol' b'y's ar-
row. Qarrowj This'd go straight to the
point with Evelyn Thompson. She's one
gal that don't do no beatin' around any
bush. Direct an' to the p'intg that's 'er.
Mrs. C.: 'Lor', if I shouldn't think but
h'Izzy Pinkham'd get tired pokin' 'er nose
in books all the day. Be'nt she wot they
calls a bookworm?
Jerry: Well, yer might call 'er that.
Mrs. C.: 'Ere's a 'andsome butterfly to
remind 'er that a social butterfly 'as h'its
p'ints h'as well as a bookworm 'as his'n.
Jerry: Two bits she'd make short work
of this 'istory book.
Mrs. C.: 'OW about throwin' this brush
in and giving' the two to Eleanor Merchant.
That'l1 be a 'elp in brushin' h'up in 'er
Jerry: H'I hain't never dipped h'into
the subject, but I 'ears 'as 'ow it's h'awfu1
Mrs. C.: Talkin' about that stuff being
dry, did you ever get dusted wif one o'
Robert Lovejoy's cracks?
jerry: 'Ere, these bales of 'ay an' Love-
joy go together. Both kindo dry. fShread-
Mrs. C.: This mug'd come in sort o'
'andy like when 'e wants a drink to wash
the 'ay down with.
Jerry: You're wrong there, Aggie. That
cup 'itches to Robert Rollin's " well " that
'e starts out all 'is remarks wif. 'E's said
enough " Wells" in 'is young life to make
Mrs. C.: Don't h'I 'ate boats, Jerryg
h'even lookin' at this boat makes my
in'ards squirm. Get rid of h'it right away.
jerry: H'it's the buggy fer Glendon
Rowe. 'E an 'is dame tote around in
h'everythin' but a canoe. A change might
Mrs. C.: H'it takes a powerful 'eap of
muscle to paddle one of 'em jiggers. 'E
will need some if he plans to do much.
jerry: 'Ere's a can of spinach that'll
make 'im big and strong.
Mrs. C.: Let's give that stuff to the little
Voter gal instead. She needs h'it more'n
'e does, don't ya think? She's kind of a
wee dame, hain't she?
Jerry: Yup, Floppy, she's little but
there's another lydy what is little too: you
know the Atwood gal? She's the one wif
the funny laugh.
Mrs. C.: Oh, yes, I've 'eard 'er in the
movies. It's worth h'it to go just to listen
Jerry: Wha'd ya say to givin' 'er some
'o this 'ere h'olive h'oil. H'it'll soften that
Mrs. C.: What's this 'ere book: who'd
wanter keep a thing like that?
jerry Clocking at itj: Huh, h'it says
'ere 'ow ter put sodies together. Say, wot's
the trouble wif givin' h'it to Deane Beedy.
'E'e a 'ard workin' fella an' 'e deserves a
good steady job in some store. Tyke Ma-
goni's fer instance.
Mrs. C.: They're gettin' smaller all the
time, Jerry. Look-it this little box, Mascara.
Huh, says this stuff is fer eyelashes. I
guess h'it 'elps people look purty.
Jerry: Well, h'it sure wouldn't 'elp you
then, Aggie. I know a b'y wif terrible long
eyelashes. D'ya spose 'e could use h'it?
Mrs. C.: Sure, why not? Who is 'e?
Jerry: Bun Robinson 'as got everybody
beat a mile. Bet 'e'd like h'it.
Mrs. C.: I'll bet many a young lydy
would like 'em to flutter about when they
play their little game o' 'earts.
Jerry: We could play this game, but
ya probably couldn't get h'it through ya
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'ead. Methyl Wilbur's a game one. I 'ear
as 'ow most people think she's one of the
best sports they've come hiup against.
Mrs. C.: 'Ere's the las' thing Jerry, a
pitcher. H'I'd keep it but I 'ave enough
crockery lyin' about the 'ouse.
Jerry: We'd ought'a be h'able to 'itch
that h'up wif someone. Fer Eldon Barrows,
a pitcher to a " reel " pitcher.
Mrs. C.: Now, Jerry, h'I 'opes as 'ow
ya won't go diggin' up no more corpses.
Wot if yo'd been found with those grave
goods about the 'ouse. You'd been h'ar-
rested. Then wot'd me an' little jerry ha'
Jerry: H'am you at h'it agin? Git ter
bed before h'I loses my patience.
Mrs. C.: H'all right, Jerryg h'I'll go.
Jerry: An' don't let me 'ear even a 'arf-
a-peep outa ya. fTo himselfj 'Er and 'er
prayers. H'it's a wonder I 'ave any busi-
ness as a 'onest tradesman. Guess the only
way to make sure she hain't a-Hoppin' is
to keep my h'eye h'on 'er which I now goes
Barbara Atwood '36,
Robert McLeary fr. '36.
ARROWS: Ladies and Gentlemen of
our television audience, this is station
S.-L.-A.-M. broadcasting from the ban-
quet hall of 'George's Night Club. You see
an informal gathering of the "fifty-eighb
ers," members of that illustrious class of '36
who have come to celebrate the twentieth
anniversary of their graduation.
The reason for this gathering which you
see here is an agreement made June 19,
1936. Everybody agreed to keep in con-
tact with one another through the years,
and each member of the class signed a
pledge stating that on the nineteenth day
of June, 1956, if he were alive and it were
humanly possible, he would come to this
place to the banquet twenty years from that
specific day. We have arranged for the
television to make this reunion public to
the world, although only members of this
great class may attend it personally. Roll
has just been called and only three mem-
bers are missing. 'Claude Webber who is
confined at the State's Prison tried, by saw-
ing the bars of his cell, to get away, but
there were too many guards near by. The
reason for one of our famous members
being in such disgrace is his uncontrollable
habit of breaking into schools and burning
the history books. In the past the author-
ities have been very lenient, but that seems
to be a mania with him for which they must
rigidly punish him. The second member
who is not present is Mr. Charles Thomp-
son. It is with a feeling of regret that we
found this newspaper article which I shall
read ' to you without further comment.
fquotej " June 12, 1956- Charles Thomp-
son, Co-leader of the Lost Chordian's
Orchestra, disappeared three days ago with
his laundry woman, Clementine Rinso, tak-
ing with him the S2,429.57, the gate re-
ceipts for the night. His partner, Charles
Chapman, was much shocked at first when
he heard of the baseness of his one-time
bosom companion and colleague. Then he
vowed he'd trot to the earth's end in search
of this infamous blackguard. Since that
time no direct word has been heard from
Chapman and rumor has it that the shock
of Thompson's act was too much for his
We have been asked by his aged parents
to appeal to the radio audience for infor-
mation concerning the wanderer.
QB. Luce comes with written messagej
E. Barrows fafter reading messagej:
I have just been informed that for the
last two minutes you have not been able
to see the scene in the hall, but only to hear
my voice. There has been a slight mishap
in the control room, so we ask you to be
patient for a few minutes and my assistant
will try to make the people and the hap-
penings at this banquet vivid to you.
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B. Luce: The guests have not yet taken
their places, but are grouped around a well-
built, square-faced man in a blue satin,
dress-parade uniform. He is no other than
General Charles Robert Tyler, the hero of
the battle of 'Cow Run. The person who
is congratulating him at this moment is
Admiral Wendell Bowie of the Brick
Steamer which is now running between
Starks and Anson. Near by gazing ad-
miringly is Richard Morton who does odd
jobs such as blowing up the life preservers
on the vessels, and keeping the brass but-
tons polished on the Admiral's suit. Richard
Morton and Robert Rollin, the man on
the left and slightly behind the General,
seem to have quite a lot in common. They
both have seen a lot of the world. Richard
through a porthole, and Mr. Rollin in his
globe trotting. He became so tired of his
model T's that he junked them and started
hitch-hiking around the world. Speaking
of transportation, over by the door we see
Miss Elizabeth Currier, the owner of a
special plane which fiies to Madison twice
daily. Miss Doreen Trask who is the
hostess of Miss Currier's plane is near the
lobby talking of her experiences in the air.
The fellow she is speaking to at the mo-
ment is Mr. Douglas Gould, inventor of
wings for the individual. He got quite a
spill from his barn roof the other day in
giving them a trial. The lady right behind
Mr. Gould is Miss Inez Gray. She looks,
on the whole, scarcely pleased with the
idea of wings. She thinks it would do
great harm to the gas business which she
has built up at her roadhouse if these wings
become practical. Barbara Atwood, near
Miss Gray, is also interested in the con-
versationg as she runs a lunch counter for
Chevrolet and Pontiac owners only. Per-
haps my fellow announcer can tell who the
well-built gentleman standing near Miss
E. Barrows: This man looks very fa-
miliar but a very few seem to know who
he is. He has black hair and wears dark
glasses. Well, what's this? It's a wig.
He is removing it. It turns out to be no
other than the famous " Big League " man-
ager, " Sonny " McLeary. He dresses like
this because he was mobbed by the fair
sex one day and nearly lost his life. So he
now travels incognito to fool the girls.
CHe's lucky, -most of them have to travel
in disguise to get attention.j A woman
rushes toward him and greets him enthusi-
astically. She has red hair, but it is diliicult
to recall her name. The only redheads in
the class were Methyl Wilbur and Mary
Arms. That's it, Mary Arms. She looks
slightly peculiar because of her inky-hued
eyebrows. just a moment, my colleague
wishes to give you some information.
B. Luce: The lady just being described
is noted for originating a formula of a
permanent dye for eyebrows.
I am searching for that other red-haired
female of our class. I see her. How she
has changed! If it were not for her hair
and blue eyes, I would never have recog-
nized her 3 and has she kept young looking!
I have been told that since Methyl has been
doing the dance specialties in the musical
comedy, " Red Heads on Parade ", she has
reduced to ninety-eight pounds. Her part-
ner is standing beside her. He is none
other than Eastman Sawyer. They say the
two are box-oliice drawing cards. I be-
lieve they have asked them to put on a.
specialty for us. There are quite a few of
the class who have taken up dancing pro-
fessionally. Jay Pratt, the very large man
with the wavy brown hair, is an inter-
nationally known ballroom dancing master.
By the way some of you will remember that
he used to be a star football player and also
juggled discus and shot put quite adeptly.
Another of the members who are in-
terested in dancing as a vocation as well
as a pleasure is Dean Beedy. He, at this
time, has his shoulders in a cast and is
moving about the floor in a wheel-chair.
He fractured both legs and his collar bone
a short time ago while trying to compete
with the now ageing Fred Astaire. Er-oh,
yes, there he is. The man with the jet
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black hair who has an air of being tired of
crowds and is a little at the left of the main
group is Glendon Rowe. He has been
following the fairs for some time as a tap
dancer. I mentioned that he avoided the
crowdg but there is one man with him now
who is seldom seen far from Mr. Rowe.
He is the chief barker at the fairs at which
Glendon Rowe appears. Mr. Carleton
Robinson is the name of the gentleman. He
is rather quiet when not at work, as he
uses nearly all of his energy to persuade
people to watch his employer dance. His
years of experience in F. H. S. as a debater
have apparently stood him in good stead.
One of the girls of the class who has re-
ceived fame from the dancing business is
Lillian Durrell who has appeared in Eu-
rope, as well as all of the large cities in
America, as a Spanish dancer. She is a
dark-complexioned, slim lady and is in
front of one of the huge mirrors adjusting
a diamond studded tiara in her hair. I
will now turn the microphone over to Mr.
Barrows for a while. He will continue
describing this unique group.
Barrows: The band that you now hear
is conducted by the famous lady band
leader, Miss Faye Davis. She has become
famous overnight. It is quite remarkable
to note that she started her career by play-
ing at the Stanwood Park band stand. Al-
though she has had other jobs offered her,
she had rather " lead a band." 5
A tall, elderly looking lady with grey hair
is watching the proceedings from a corner.
She is Methel Mason, the head of an orphan
asylum. She took the part of a mother in
a play given at F. H. S. and was very goodg
so she thought that she would capitalize on
her ability. Miss Mason also has a sister
who started her business career at high
school. Marin Mason heads a commercial
school now and is one of the outstanding
authorities on commercial questions in the
United States. We have also among us the
head of the high school dormitory, a woman
with whom most of you are acquainted.
Dorothy Sanborn knew how to sympathize
with the students who had to come a long
distance to school. Upon hearing of the
building of the huge twenty-story dormi-
tory, she immediately applied for the po-
sition as matron and secured the job.
Marjorie Russell is also connected with the
high school. She began, unwillingly, to
tutor her sister, Sarahg and she was such
a success that she turned professional and
is now connected with the literary depart-
ment of the school, specializing in poetry.
There is a lady at the left of the hall who,
instead of studying poetry, writes it on
nature, and human nature. She is Miss
Evelyn Thompson. She recently won an
award for her poetry from the magazine,
" The Silent Voice ", which is edited by
that famous literary critic, Thomas Soule,
who is talking about his latest edition with
Miss Thompson. Mention of 'A The Silent
Voice " draws my attention to Miss Annie
Voter who when she wishes to say some-
thing either does it by wild waving motions
ofthe hands or writes it on a pad which
she carries. It came to my ears some time
ago that Miss Voter had lost her voice from
over use in previous years. Sitting beside
Miss Voter is a very outstanding lady who
is taking advantage of the chance to deliver
a monologue on the general state of politics.
The lady is no other than the famous
Phyllis Lowell, the first lady Speaker of the
U. iS. House. Not far from this group, all
by herself, sits a rather ,familiar lady.
Every time some one pronounces an "s",
a look of envy crosses her face. Would you
believe it? It is Vivian Norton, now world
famous because of her original dictionary
of words without "s's." This is an aid
to unfortunate lispers. A late member ar-
rives and is greeted by her former class-
mates. She grabs the person next to her
and starts talking to him trying to persuade
the very surprised person to join her club
for the revival of Latin, of which she,
Isabelle Pinkham, is the president. I can't
imagine such a small person trying to han-
dle such a big subject. And who is that
person in the chic-looking outfit? She is
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very petite. What was the name of the
girl who' was the smallest member of the
class? Somehow I link it up with selling.
I have itg Eleanor Merchant! I read in
the Alumni Bulletin that she was a sales-
woman specializing in clothes for the petite
woman. I should like to overhear the con-
versation between her and the stylish-
looking woman with whom she is talking
so earnestly. I'm sure the ladies of my
radio audience would like to hear these
two contrast the styles worn in the Ant-
arctic and the States, Agnes Metcalf is the
outstanding modeler of clothes in the Ant-
arctic. This talk about clothes draws my
attention to a very quiet person, dressed in
a very old-fashion costume. She was
always very quiet back in the good old
F. H. S. days. She is now running an
antique shop, and dresses in Colonial cos-
tume, hence her picturesque dress. Her
name is Priscilla Cain.
B. Luce: Land Sakes, what is that racket?
I thought so, no other than Harold Kinney.
He has never outgrown the habit of seeing
how much noise he could make walking
down the aisles of F. H. S. His outstand-
ing work at present time is that of a junk
dealer. He was always tinkering around
with junk-mostly Fords. Mr. Kinney
and Mr. Phillip Spinney seem to be having
a very long talk concerning Fords. Mr.
'Spinney has been trying to find something
to take the squeaks out of Fords. This has
always been his ambition since high school
days. There is nothing like a squeak to
spoil that "longest way around is the
sweetest way home." Now who is that
gentleman with very curly hair? I can't
quite recall his name. Why, yes, Cecil
Lunny, with still a few freckles on his nose.
He-has been working very hard since leav-
ing school. He got so disgusted with that
kinky hair of his that he became rather a
" crank " on kinks. He even went so far
as to write a formula for a tonic to feed
little pigs to keep their tails from curling.
Mr. Earl Hennings and Mr. Lawrence
Greenwood, both have something in com-
mon with Mr. Lunny, They seem to be
having quite a chat by themselves. Mr.
Hennings also has had a hard time with
his unruly hair and at last has succeeded
in making a "slicum" guaranteed to slick
down the stubborn hair. Mr. Lunny is not
the only one who has contributed to the
comfort of poor dumb animals. The other
member, Mr. Lawrence Greenwood, com-
monly known as K' Sully ", has gone to the
extent of making extra large-sized earmuffs
in very gay colors for African elephants
that come to this country in cold weather.
They say he has a rapidly growing business.
Oh, my eyes behold a very sedate and
sophisticated elderly lady, she is, at the
present, the center of attraction in a large
group. CStill popular with the masculine
group, as in former days.J I'll hold you
gentlemen of my radio audience in suspense
no longer, she is no other than Beryl
Ranger. She has gained success by her ex-
tensive study of the stars, especially radio
stars. She became interested in this while
working in the " State Theater." There
are quite a few here who are associated
with the theater. There, in one section of
the room among a laughing group, stands
Virginia Trumbull. She puts on shows for
advertisers who wish to bring their prod-
ucts to the public notice. Last month she
got quite a scare. Her leading lady for the
Palm Olive Ad, Margery Wheeler, con-
tracted the mumps a week before the play
opened. Miss Trumbull was frantic. At
last she came across Gerald Littlefield who
was destitute and in desperation. He ac-
cepted the role and impersonated the young
lady, with that " School-Girl" complexion.
It took much persuading to induce him to-
dress as one of the fairer sex. The entire
performance was a success and Gerald is
now a famous female impersonator. These
former classmates have certainly changed.
I find it very difficult to recall their names,
especially a very slim blond man. Everyone
seems to know him, but I can't place him.
Somebody calls him by name, it is our old
friend Norman Hinkley! Oh, yes, I re-
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member of reading of his success in the
movies. He is now starring in the grand
revival of the "' Thin Man." Mr. Hinkley
dieted for eight years to attain the desired
physique for this part. Mary Magoni, the
lady near Mr. Hinkley, does not believe in
dietingg she runs a delicatessen and fruit
store combined so that she and her friends
do not have to wait for the excuse of a
picnic to eat to excess. Another of our
classmates who is interested in foods pro-
fessionally is Erma Mosher. She runs a
hot-dog stand. She likes her dogs: live,
dead, or stuffed. The dog part of Miss
Mosher's business reminds me of the blood-
hound with which the police have been
endeavoring to capture Robert Lovejoy who
kicked loose from his home town, went out
West and became a notorious desperado.
He has promised the authorities to give
himself up for the privilege of being here
tonight. Whether he will or not will be
seen after the banquet. We have with us a
lady who is probably just as much the
opposite of Mr. Lovejoy as anyone could
possibly be. This is Miss jane Holmes
who is noted all over the United 'States as
an evangelist. Another of our group who
was peaceably inclined is Alberta McIntyre.
She became a nurse and one of her patients
was so pleased with her services that he
willed her a large sum of money with which
she bought a huge baronial estate in Scot-
land. She is accompanied by her sister,
Marion, who lives with her. Marion is a
famous designer of Scotch kilts. With Miss
McIntyre is Doris Moody. She has been
with Alberta for several years. She started
her career as a housekeeper by dusting Mr.
Barrows: Well, if there isn't Helen Mc-
Gilvray talking fast and furious as ever!
But mind you, she never gives a member of
the male sex a decent look. She was disap-
pointed in love and as a result, is a gaunt
maiden lady. The elderly looking lady beside
her is knitting as fast and furious as Helen
is talking. The lady is Eleanor Neil. 'She
now resides in a very large house, known
as the 'A Old Ladies' Home." If anyone
wants a nice knitted jacket for "Fu-fu",
her pet pekingese, here is the person to knit
it for you. I think it would be a good idea
for her to knit a suit for Bruce Mosher
to wear over a plate of mail. He is stand-
ing apart from everyone else. He has
bandages over his face and his arm is in a
sling. It seems that he is the Mayor of
Templeg and the other day he refused to
pass a law for the betterment of the roads,
and he was mobbed by the worthy citizens.
Rumor has it that an improved road would
ruin his father's garage business. Oh, yes,
I almost forgot to tell you about Duane
Hardy. The reason is that he hasn't been
around much. He has reclined all evening'
in his original comfort chair. He was so
slow that he has just finished it after
eighteen years. This chair is really a mar-
velous invention. It is a long easy chair
designed for pupils in schools so that they
may rest while studying. He believes that
trying to arrange your legs to a comfortable
position in one of the school chairs is not
conducive to studying. He really ought to
know from experience. ,
B. Luce: Now I shall have to let you in
on the past of my radio colleague, Eldon
Barrows. He used to be called " The Silent
Man " in F. H. S. days, but he surprised
us all after he graduated. He became a
soap-box orator and talked so much and
made such a nuisance of himself that they
made him a radio announcer so they could
shut him off. '
I think I should get even
for that last remark 5 so
dark past. In her high
school days, she became interested in dra-
in several operettas and
with Miss Luce
I'll disclose her
matics and was
one-act plays. For a few years after her
graduation, she haunted Broadway trying
to get a role in current shows. Producer
and producer turned her down because of
the fact that she blushed vividly while being
interviewedg from this, they surmised that
she had no self-assurance and therefore
would not have a good stage presence.
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Finding this out, she decided to black up
and go to the casting office of " Green Pas-
tures ", which was being recast. As a re-
sult she played the part of a negro Eve for
15 years. She then sought another position
and found one where her blush would not
be a handicap and that is the position she
now holds as a radio announcer.
Before you turn off your radio I want to
show you a picture of the Class of '36 as
they were on that memorable class day
twenty years ago. I believe the television
apparatus is now working and we will leave
you with this picture in your mind.
Eldon Barrows '36.
Barbara Luce '36.
STEPPING STONES IN THE EVOLUTION OF
HE profession of medicine commands
the respect of allg for many people
it has a magnetic attraction as a life work.
The present-day doctor has gained much of
his knowledge of -the human body from
books. The men who wrote the first books
of anatomy took the human body apart
many times to see " what made it tick"g
or, in other words, to be able to tell accu-
rately what the organs and functions were
of this wonderful machine of ours.
Haggard tells us that the first essential of
modern surgery is a knowledge of anatomy.
The troubles, misinformation, and opposi-
tion that medical men have had in acquiring
a knowledge of anatomy make a most in-
One of the Hrst untruths formed about the
anatomy was that men had one less rib
than women. The basis of this belief was
the Biblical story of the creation of Eve.
In spite of the fact that the Egyptians
knew n-othing about anatomy, we find rec-
ords on their tombs of operations on the
surface and extremities of the body, namely
- castration, circumcision, and arm and leg
operations. The Babylonians had no knowl-
edge of anatomy. We find that the Jews,
employed by many of the nobility of Eu-
rope as personal doctors, knew very little
about this subject.
The first man to set forth any ideas
founded on fact was a Greek named Galen.
In order to acquire his knowledge he dis,-
sected three different subjects: a dog, a
pig and an ape. Because of the dissimilarity
of his subjects to man, he was badly mis-
informed as to the place and form of the
human organs. His theories advanced
three important, yet false, ideasg they were
first, that the human hip bones are Hat like
those of a quadrupedg secondly, that the
blood seeps through the walls of the heart
from the right to the left ventricle, and
thirdly, that the human liver is shaped like
that of an animal.
These dim theories offered a foundation
for a medical school which was founded at
Salerno in 10435 but owing to the opposi-
tion of the Church, little of the subject of
anatomy was taught. The clergy, arguing
from the standpoint of the religious sanctity
of the body, opposed this study of analysis
of the body because it required the dis-
section of human cadavers. Late in the
Middle Ages, however, they began to per-
mit an occasional dissection called " making
an anatomy." These dissections were in
reality only a minute part of a long religious
ritual which required several days to com-
plete. A victim was chosen from among
the numerous convicts of that period. With
due ceremony, he was, plainly speaking,
murdered for the benefit of science. From
the modern point of view, an act of this
sort would be intolerable. It should have
been at that time even if we discount the
fact that most of the conclusions arrived
at were false. While the victim was being
butchered by a medical student, an in-
s'tructor carefully demonstrated and ex-
plained the organs and parts of the body
according to the theories of Galen, which
later were proven utterly false by anato-
mists. What a method for continuing the
theories that Galen had founded in his dis-
section of a pig, a dog, and an ape!
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Naturally, a practice like this could not
continue indefinitely. Sooner or later some-
one would appear with new and different
ideas on the subject. Following up these
ideas, he would soon discover the gross
errors that his predecessors had believed
to be true. Such a man was Andreas
Vesalius, an Austrian anatomist. He had
attended the school at Salerno and while
there was taught by Guido Guidi, a famous
anatomist of that time. His first position
after leaving this school was that of an
instructor of anatomy in Austria. It was
during this period of teaching that he made
many of his important discoveries. After
carefully checking his experiments, he pub-
lished them. Almost immediately, there
arose a storm of protest and rebuke from
the staunch followers of Galen.
The intensity of this protest, and his
keen disappointment over the manner in
which the publication of his discoveries was
received caused him to resign his position
and- adopt a career of private practice and
experimentation. Finally, however, the
world recognized the truths of his experi-
ments. He was recalled to his position at
the Austrian school, but, an unfortunate
accident, the sinking of the vessel on which
he was making his return trip, caused his
It was said of him that he was so in-
terested in anatomy that he once took a
corpse from the gallows at night, at the
risk of his own life, so that he might have
a subject for dissection. Vesalius was the
first man to dissect a human body and to
record accurately the shape, size, and po-
sition of the organs. Through his work, he
discovered that the hip bones of man are
not flat like those of an animal. He ad-
vanced the theory, which is correct, that
the blood flows from the right to the left
ventricle through the lungs. It was a long
time after he had proven his experiments
before anatomists gave up their false and
obsolete ideas for the new ones. This was
true of Guidi, his former instructor.
A gruesome outgrowth of the opposition
of the Church to the dissection of bodies
was the highly specialized art of grave
robbing. Anatomists offered large sums for
bodies for dissection.
Men who, like Jerry Cruncher, were
"resurrection men " would rob graves of
their newly buried bodies to obtain this
money. Very often the death of the victim
was hastened by these men
income would not fail. This
was finally terminated with
of two of the most infamous
Leaving Europe and the Middle Ages,
let us take a broad step to America in the
nineteenth century. While it was still dif-
ficult to obtain bodies for analysis, the few
schools of anatomy here were benefitted by
a law passed in Massachusetts. This law
provided that executed witches and crim-
inals, unknown cadavers and unclaimed
bodies be given to physicians for dissection.
With the aid of these additional subjects,
such an accurate knowledge of the anatomy
of man was gained, and is still being gained,
that major operations are now performed
with an ease and surety unknown to the
Ancients even in their minor attempts.
E. Henning.: '36.
so that their
type of crime
of this school
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UN DER CLASS OFFICERS
First Row: N. Blanchard, l. Lane. G. VYilliamson. L. Luce, DI. Robinson, M. Hagerstrom, Y. L'nihro
Second Row: B. Morton, F. Austin, G. Gould, V. Gardner, Y. Bailey, B. XYhitney
JUNIOR CLASS NOTES
Hlf Class of 'IIT hegan the school year
hy electing' the following class otlieers:
President, Laurence Luce: Vice 1'resident,
Barbara Whitney: Secretary, Verna
Bailey: Treasurer, lva Lane: .-Xssistant
'1'reasurer, Gladys VVilliamson.
Those on the ring committee were Marion
Smith. .Xlden Littlefield, :Xda Vklhittier,
Hugh Campbell and Holman Davis.
Those in the Junior Speaking Finals
were Alzaleen Titcomh, Vklilma Ray,
Marian Smith, Hetty Parsons, Elizabeth
Hodgkins, Laurence Luce, XVilliani Star-
hird, Nelson Austin, Richard Nickerson
and Philip Morse. First prizes: Laurence
Luce and Alzaleen Titcomh. Second
prizes: Wilma Ray and Philip Morse.
Laurence Luce represented the school at
Augusta where he won third place in the
Spear Speaking' Contest.
The two activities that the class had in
order to raise money for a class trip were
a l'Iallowe'en party and two one-act plays.
The proceeds of the first were 314.2-L, and
of the second 552417.
The chairmen of the committees for
junior llrom were as follows: General
Chairman, Elizabeth Hodgkinsg lixecutive,
VYilma Ray: Decorating, liya Bonney: Re-
freshment, Betty Parsons.
Those in the class who are prominent
dehaters are Richard Nickerson and VVilma
Eva- Bonney '37,
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SOPHOMORE CLASS NOTES
HE Class of '38 came back to school
for its sophomore year 43 strong.
Our ever-popular president, Norman
Blanchard, was re-elected as were the other
oliicers: Dalton Hardy, Vice President:
jeannice Robinson, Treasurerg Constance
McLeary, Secretary. Constance, however,
resigned and Glenys Gould now ably fills
For the Student Council, Elden Hall was
re-elected, and Norman Sawyer was chosen
as our new representative.
As has been the custom with former
sophomore classes we elected an Executive
Committee consisting of the class officers
and a representative from each course:
Frederick Mcbeary, Generalg June Cun-
ningham, Commercial, Jacqueline Green-
The Freshman Reception, which was held
in the assembly hall on Oct. 28, was well-
attended by both the Sophomore and
Freshman Classes. The newcomers were
ushered down a receiving line, after which
an enjoyable program of entertainment,
games and dancing followed. An hilarious
time was had by all.
At the Hobo Party, sponsored by the
Student Council, our sophomore representa-
tive won, and was ceremoniously crowned
VVhile we have 11ot, as a class, sponsored
any further social activities, we have been
well represented-in practically all of the
school activities including Dramatics, De-
bating, all the musical organizations, all
the sports, and on the Hi-Life Staff.
facqifclinc Greenwood '38,
HE Freshman Class entered high
school with an enrollment of 83 pupils.
Of this number there are now 78, 5 having
dropped out or gone elsewhere.
Gur social events this year have been
two. The Freshman Reception was the
first, a party where we were introduced to
the faculty and the Sophomore Class.
About Christmas time, we gave a party of
our own, a Christmas Social.
Several freshmen have been outstand-
ing in different activities, these being
Phyllis York, debating, Fanny Austin,
basketball, Fabyan Webber, dramatics
fstar of The Buffer, a one-act play.j
The class officers and representatives are
as follows: Vito Umbro, President, Vera
Gardner, Vice President, Fanny Austin,
Secretary, Betty Morton, Treasurer,
Richard Collins, freshman representative to
Student Council and Treasurer of athletic
V. Parker 139,
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First Row: Reino Ray, E. Hall, G. Colburn, D. Rowe, E, Sawyer, R. Chittick. C. Marquis, C.
VVade, S. Whittier. R. Davis
Second Row: C. Colburn, R. Morrill, G. Crosby, N. Austin, R. Mclaeary, J. Pratt, R. Tyler, C.
Berry, D. Dingley
Third Row: Mgr. P. Spinney, N. Sawyer, G. Besson, A. Libby, C. Marquis, E. Barrows, D. Hardy,
W. Bowie, F. Austin, Coach Applin
OOTBALI- was a fairly successful
sport this year. Farmington did not
win all of the games it played, but in a good
many cases the victory went to the Grey-
hounds. Coach Applin deserves a great
deal of credit for the sort of teams he has
built up in his two years of coaching at
this school. Farmington may count among
her other honors this past year that of
having Sonny Austin chosen as center on
the All-Maine second football team.
F. H. S. 13 Alumni 6
F. H. S. 13 Boothbay 0
F. H. S. 26 Laurence 0
F. H. S. 0 Skowhegan 7
F. H. S. 13 Bliss College 0
F. H. S. 0 Livermore Falls 0
F. H. S. 19 Gould Academy 14
F. H. S. 12 Wilton Academy 14
First Row: ll, Dingley. N. Austin, R. lXlcl.ezxry, ,I. Pratt, R. Tyler
Second Row: li. Hall, C. Berry, ti. Crosby, R. Titcomb
Third Row: Mgr. C. Robinson, H. Oliver, H. Card, C. V-lilllI1lll3SU11,, Coach Gould
l:0llfTll Row: XV. Bowie, C. Marquis, R. Nickerson, A. Lilmlfy
First Row: C. Benson, C. VVebber, S. Gordon, K. Tibbetts, H. Abbott, Coach Gould
Second Row: N. Blanchard, R. Nickerson, E. Hennings, M. Meisner, C. Thompson, K, Edes
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T often seems as though track were a
slighted sport, not receiving the full
recognition due to it. Surely a sport which
brings out about thirty boys deserves more
The scores and schedule:
Q11 F. S. N. S. 63 2-3, Wilton 44, Farming-
425 wmon 57, Edward Little mm, Farm-
Q35 Leavitt 53, Farmington 46.
C4j Leavitt, Mechanic Falls, Farmington.
ARMINGTON High's " hill and
dalers " have made quite a fine show-
ing this past season. The boys have loyally
turned out and faithfully practisedg and the
result is that they have placed first, second,
third, fourth, and fourth in their live meets.
The scores :
flj Wilton 25, Jay 27, Strong 80, F. H. S. 86.
C21 F. S. N. S. 25, New Sharon 43, F. H. S.
76, Strong 98.
C31 F. H. S. 26, Strong 37, Flagstaff 71.
f4j New Sharon 21, F. H. S. 40.
C55 County Meet:
Jay 49, New Sharon 51, Wilton 67, F.
H. S. 95. Phillips 100, Strong 136.
OLLOWING in the footsteps of last
year's winning team, the basketball
boys again made a name for themselves.
After defeating Berlin, winning the Normal
School Tournament, and defeating South
Portland in a playoff, Farmington was ad-
mitted to the Western Maine Tournament.
Unfortunately they only got as far as the
preliminaries, but perhaps with better luck
they will get farther next time. This year
Farmington had two players on the Normal
School All-Tournament Team, R. McLeary
and H. Card. The latter was also all-
tournament center for the 'Western Maine
The scores :
Rangeley 18 F. H. S. 32
Rangeley 28 F. H. S. 40
Alumni 30 F. H. S. 23
Wilton 16 F. H. S. 39
Phillips 26 F. H. S. 48
Mexico 22 F. H. S. 32
Phillips 17 F. H. S. 48
Berlin 41 F. H. S. 17
Jay 33 F. H. S. 44
Mexico 41 F. H. S. 58
VVilton 19 F. H. S. 50
New Sharon 22 F. H. S. 61
Strong Town Team 27 F. H. S. 74
Jay 16 F. H. S. 39
Berlin 34 F. H. S. 38
South Portland 33 F. H. S. 40
F. S. N. S. Tourney
Phillips 17 F. H. S. 32
Wilton 32 F. H. S. 43
Rangeley 21 F. H. S. 54
Western Maine Tourney
Rumford 44 F. H. S. 35
AVING lost the greater part of last
year's players by graduation, Coach
Gould found it rather difhcult to build a
winning team. As far as scores are con-
cerned the girls had a rather unsuccessful
season, winning only slightly more than
half of the games. But with the experience
the girls have had this year, next year's
team ought to be out in front in this section.
The scores :
Rangeley 35 F. H. S. 38
Rangeley 31 F. H. S. 28
Alumni 26 F. H. S. 29
Wilton 40 F. H. S. 35
Phillips 16 F. H. S. 58
Mexico 36 F. H. S. 23
Phillips 12 F. H. S. 49
Berlin 36 F. H. S. 16
Jay 24 F. H. S. 22
Mexico 43 F. H. S. 33
Wilton 44 F. H. S. 31
New Sharon 20 F. H. S. 33
Strong Town Team 18 F. H. S. 36
Jay 34 F. H. S. 28
Berlin 43 F. H. S. 36
New Sharon 19 F. H. S. 29
New Sharon 26 F. H. S. 32
Leavitt Institute 14 F. H. S. 20
New Sharon 22 F. H. S. 19
BOYS' liASKli'l'll.Xl l,
First Rmx: Nelson .'Xustin, Rnlvert Nlclxzlry. llzlrry llllfll. Lllzlytrm Berry, ll:-uric Vroslvy
Svcrmwl Row: Riclmrcl fllurlmx. l'L'te llzlll, Kennctla Tilrlwetts, Ulunim' llmwzxy. Rvimr Ray. llibllllll
'llmirml Row: llama llinglcy. Nnrmzm lllzmcllzxrml, llufmc llznrxly. lHltrlIll'l!l ligwix, Rlclmml fllfvrrrll
lilRl.S' llASKli'lll3Al.l. '
First Row: bl. lireenvvoml, ll. Vl'hitncy, li. VVhecler, ll. llolmes, li. llmuu-y. lf. .'M1st1n, ll. Klc-
Svcwml Rnw: l7. lAvElJl1Cl', 'l'. Rudfrick, ll. Chapman, l'. 'l'ilml1etts, Y. l'zu'kcr, li. Nlortun. K'l!IlCl"l
Thirrl Row: Mgr. Nl. Russell, ll. l51':1cllf:y. li. Vzlrsuns, ll. llmllml, A. L-Ullllll, S. Russell
THE LAUREL 55
OYS' baseball started off strong this
year with Farmington easily winning
the first few games. Then luck was against
them and for a while they have been on the
losing end of the scores. Even the best of
teams can slump and with several games
remaining, perhaps they can still prove that
they are up to the standard of Greyhound
The scores :
Livermore Falls 6 F. H. S. 5
Mexico F. H. S.
Wilton F. H. S.
Dixlield F. H. S.
Dixfield F. H. S.
HEN the call for baseball candidates
was issued this year, the girls re-
sponded very strongly with both experienced
and inexperienced players. With a large
number to work with, Coach Gould found
Rangeley 3 F. H. S. 13 it dillicult to give every girl an opportu-
ffeavm 3 18 nity to play. The solutionpcame when he
Begun 5 S: Z divided the players into two teams of equal
Wilton 4 F. H- 5. 3 ability. Each team has its own schedule
Livermore Falls 18 F. H. S. 1 and this method is working out to the
Mexico 7 F- H- 5- 15 satisfaction of everyone.
Rangeley 1 F. H. S. 3 H l , 6
Leavitt 7 F. H. s. is WW 0 'fm 3,-
Berlin 3 F, H, 5, 1 Athletzc Editor.
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lflrst Rnw: M, Lruslmy, 4. Hurry, ll. Lzxrcl, R. Nlcl.ezu'y, N. Austin. lt. li:1i'i'uu'a. ll, Davis
Secrunxl Run: fllgr. li, Henninga. bl. Rrflninsmi, N. Szxwyer, V. Nlzlrquis, IJ. llingley, R, Rlcvrtun
'llliirrl Row: S. NYliittier. I7. l'm1u':1y. R. Mnrrill. lf. llzill
Front Row: lnez Gray. Helen Mcliilvrziy, Dorothy l.uce, lfleanor Luce. Jacqueline Greenwood
Methyl VYillmur, Doris Steward
Second Row: Mgr, Agnes Metcalf. Surah Russell, Fannie Austin, lllenys Gould, Hziyvilln lijnrk
num. Zelmu Meisner. Couch Gould
'llltircl Row: l.illi2ll1 Dumeny, Lucile Hamlin, Pearl Tillbitts. Betty l'zu'suns. Bernice Cox
la l. A L' R li l. 57
First Row: R. Nickerson. S. Tobin. P, York, VY. Ray, C. Robinson
Second Row: A. Whitney, ti. Gould. -I. Greenwood, T. Roderick
Third Row: Coach Gould, N. Austin, li. Hennings
DEBATING CLUB REPORT
llli Debating Club began its year in
October with fourteen members and
closed its season with thirteen members this
spring. At the tirst meeting the following
otiicers were elected:
l,7't'.YI'dt'llf Carleton Robinson '36
I'fn' I7r't'.r1'tIw1t Nelson Austin '37
St'C1't'fary Nvillllii Ray '37
Trial debates were held with Leavitt ln-
stitute of Turner, Dixfielil High. Bates
College Freshmen, and club members. The
question for debate was "Resolved that
the several states should enact legislation
providing for a system of complete medical
service available to all citizens at public
ln the llates League debates the affirma-
tive team, consisting of Phyllis York '39,
Carleton Robinson '36, and alternate Earl
llennings '36, was defeated by thc Phillips
negative team by a 22-l decision. The
negative team, consisting of XYihna H. Ray
'37, Richard Nickerson YET, and alternate
.Iacqueline Greenwood YES, defeated the
XYilton affirmative by a 2-l decision.
The members of the debating club wish
to express their appreciation for the leader-
ship of Mr. Gould.
TVITIHH H. Kay "37.
Front Row: lf. Hall, V. Triinibull, R. lllorton, M. Mzigoni, R, Collins
Back Row: R. Nickerson, N. Austin, li. Hodgkins, ki. Littlefield, N. Sawyer
First Row: E. Sawyer, M. Mason, P. Lowell, L. Luce, J. Robinson, M. Arms, R. Morton
Secogmj lgmowz P. York, G. Hutchinson, V. Whitten, Mrs. Marion Bryant, I. Lane, G. Clark, I
Third Row: J. Cunningham, R. Collins, E. Hodgkins, T. jones, F. Blanchard, E. Mosher
Fourth Row: D. Dingley, F. Mcl.eary, G. Littlefield, W. Starbird, N. Austin, C. Berry
THE LAUREL 61
"Prep0sterous man! that never read so far
to know the cause of why music was ordained!
was it not to refresh the mind of man, after his
studies, or his usual pain?"
USICAL activities are pursued by
a large number of students, the
four musical organizations having a total
membership of approximately one hundred
twenty-tive. 'The profits realized by the
choral and instrumental groups are enjoy-
ment and recreation, and valuable acquisi-
tions in the knowledge of music.
The activities of the orchestra of forty-
two members have been extensive. The
orchestra, en masse, has participated in
joint concerts with the Grade School and
the Normal School, Interscholastic Caba-
rets and numerous assemblies. The out-
standing event of the year was the partici-
pation of the orchestra in the Western
Maine Music Festival at Mechanic Falls.
The rating given them was eighty-four
and six-tenths per cent, placing the orches-
tra in the "excellent " class. As is the
usual custom, the orchestra will furnish the
music for the graduation exercises.
The Girls, Glee 'Club of fifty members
has taken part in three concerts, the Caba-
ret, and four assemblies. This group will
furnish a selection at the Baccalaureate
The Boys' Glee Club, a comparatively
new organization, has twenty members.
They have sung at two assemblies, the
Thanksgiving Concert, and the One-Ac-t
Plays and Entertainment.
The Band was organized this year, at
first as a high school group, but later
merged with the Grade School. This
promising feature of the musical organiza-
tion has furnished music at several assem-
blies, the Wilton Football Game, the One-
Act Plays and Entertainment, and the Flag
Raising Service, May 29. It is sincerely
hoped that this group will become a perma-
nent part of our musical organizations.
Orchestral groups, individual players,
and selected choral groups have performed
for various local clubs and public enter-
To Miss Iola Perkins, the musical organ-
izations of Farmington High extend a most
heartfelt appreciation for her perseverance
and excellent guidance in making music
such a prominent feature of the extra-
Mary Magoui '36.
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SENIOR PLAY CAST
Standing: C. Thotnpson, M. Magoni, M. Mason
Sitting: V. Trumbull, G. Littlefield, C. Chapman
.al SCI-IOUL CALE DAR at
Sept. 9-School opens with a bang!
One new course, Home Economics. Two
new teachers, Miss Arline Pinkham, Home
Economicsg Miss Dorris Moore, Commer-
cial Arithmetic, Civics IB, Economic Geog-
raphy, Business Training, Algebra and
Sept. 9-Football season begins. Boys'
record shows eight games won, four lost.
Keep it up, boys!
Sept. 11-Track interest paramount.
Approximately 30 vigorous K' Huskies " out
for this sport.
Sept. 24-The Annual Freshman Re-
ception is held as per schedule. The cus-
tomary greenness of the " Freshies"
makes itself prominent. A good time was
had by all.
Oct. 9-Look! Look! Lookie!! Mag-
azine Party. P. G.'s and freshmen guests
of honor at an A-1 ice cream party.
Nov. 9-Wilton downs F. H. S. in foot-
ball. Our boys surely showed their
" stuff " ! Score 14-12.
Nov. 14-Education Week. Faculty
surrender their positions to the student
body. Nelson Austin '37, Superintendent,
Morton '36, Principal.
Nov. 22-Seniors sponsor a Thanks-
Nov. 26-We join in a Thanksgiving
Concert with the Grade School. Proceeds
were " Share and share alike ".
Nov. 27-28- Thanksgiving Holidays.
Dec. 6-Freshman Class Party. And
what a party 'twasl I wonder if it was a
put up job on the " Sophs".
Dec. 13-Drummond Hall at 8:00 P.
M. Two one-act plays and a " skit ", " If
Men Played Bridge as Women Do ", " The
Municipal Davenport ", " Out of the Dark-
ness ". Coaches-Miss Tarr, Miss Seeley.
Dancing was enjoyed to the " snappy
strains of the Thompsoniansn.
Dec. 15-30-Hoorah! Holidays! Va-
-Ian. 10-Major 'K Woes " Amateurs en-
tertain and how! fHi-Life Partyj Fa-
mous stage and screen stars impersonated
by F. H. S. students.
jan. 17-Junior Finals. First Prize for
girls awarded to Alzaleen Titcomb '373
boys, Laurence Luce '37. Second prize for
girls, Wilma Ray '37g boys, Phillip Morse
'37, All selections were creditably done.
jan. 30-31-Woe is us! Mid-Years at
dear old F. H. S. I'm sunk, you're sunk,
we're all sunk!
Feb. 5-Boys' Glee Club gives excellent
assembly. Good work, "tellers "!
Feb. 21-22--F. S. N. S. Tournament,
Alumni Gym. Our boys came out on top
for the second consecutive season. We
cherish another trophy. Our Heroes!
Feb. 24-Valentine Frolic. "'Hi-Life"
Party. Setting, a Colonial home. A very
Feb. 26-F. H. S. vs. South Portland
at Auburn. Our hopes took 'em over 40-33.
Now we're bound for Western Maine
" Tourny ".
Feb. 28-Annual Western Maine Tour-
nament at Lew-iston Armory. F. H. S. vs.
Stephen High from Rumford fstate
" champs "J. Loyal supporters and
staunch determination to take over the
champs-but the score was 35-44. Cheer
up! Another day's a 'comin'l
Mar. 13-"Hi-Life" awarded fourth
school newspapers of its
Columbia Scholastic Press
Columbia University. You
class, by the
journalists, on to the goal!
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Mar. 20-Debating, F. H. S. vs. Wilton
and Phillips. We win and they win.
Mar. 21-One-act play contest at Fors-
ter Memorial Building at Strong. F. H. S.
represented by 'K The Buffer"-coach,
Mar. 23-Senior Class Play, "Change
Partners ". Class of '36 will be long re-
membered for this production.
Mar. 26-Concert - Normal - High
-Grade schools have a musical festival.
Much credit is due Miss Perkins for the
April 16-Joint Sports Night! Swell
Feast! Then at the Legion Building the
boys hear Adam Walsh, coach of football
at Bowdoin. Girls at F. H. S. assembly
room-Miss Dorothy Goodwin, girls'
coach at Cony High.
April 17-F. H. S. hostess to second
district Musical Cabaret. Home "Fc"
class furnish delicious refreshments. Solo-
ist of the evening, Alzaleen Titcomb '37'.
April 24-Juniors entertain. Two one-
act plays - " The Kettle Singing H,
" While the Toast Burns U. Coaches, Miss
Tarr and Miss Moore.
April-Baseball Season! Fun and
Frolics. Fights for both girls and boys.
May 1-"Hi-Life" closes its social
program with Minstrel Show. Director,
Mrs. Henry Applin. Gaiety, laughter and
fun prevailed. Also fair profits for treas-
May 7--Laurence Luce '37 wins third
place in the Lydia O. Spear State Finals
at Augusta. This is the third time in five
years that F. H. S. has been represented
and the second that we've won a prize.
May 9-F. H. S. orchestra takes part
in the Western Maine Musical Festival at
Mechanic Falls, rating 84.6 and "Excel-
lent " division. Congratulations!
May 12-Girls' baseball team "taken
over ". Wilton Q17-OJ in a great big way.
May 15-Depression Party by student
council. Mr. and Mrs. Hobo are "his
nibs" Freddie McLeary '38g her ladyship,
Fanny Austin '39. Everyone had a mar-
May 22-Junior Prom at Alumni Gym,
Parisian background with that " Frenchie "
orchestra, the "Mainonians".
june 5 - Annual School Fair. Major
attraction, " Coontown Wedding ", last
" fun - ny " frolic had by " ever'body ".
june 10-Last 'Chapel at F. H. S. A
somewhat solemn affair. " Good i' words
from Gerald Littlefield, Chapel orator.
june 13-Senior Class Trip and Ban-
quet at Lakewood. What a day!
june 14 - Baccalaureate.
June 15-16 - F-i-n-a-l-s.
June 17-Alumni Night at F. H. S.
N Should old acquaintance-be forgot--"
june 18-'Class Day at Grade School
Senior Formal at Alumni
Gym. Final merriment of class of '36.
june 19-Graduation exercises of class
of '36-Alumni Gym.
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1935 Lord, George-Working in Massachu-
Argyle, Arthur-At home. setts.
Austin, Marion - Farmington State Lovejoy, H9-1d01'1 - Farmington State
Becker, Marion -- At home.
Besson, Ernest--Working in Auburn.
Brown, Geneva-Working in Dixfield.
Cain, Colby-At home.
Card, Charles-Farmington State Nor-
Clark, Thomas-St. Paul.
Colburn, Maxine-At home.
Conway, Katherine-Farmington State
Conway, James-Farmington State
Currier, Tyler-Ear Protector Factory.
Currier, Marguerite-At home.
Fellows, Lois-Post Graduate, F. H. S.
Fitch, Marguerite-Married, Strong.
Fuller, Vivian-At home.
Gardner, Burdette - Colby.
Gerrish, Margaret--Working in Bath.
Greeley, Maxie-Working at the Man-
sion House, Poland Springs.
Hall, Herbert-Working in Farming-
Handy, Dorothy-North Eastern Busi-
Holmes, Henrietta-University of Me.
Huff, Vertie-At home.
Hutchinson, Madelene - Working in
Littlefield, Mildred- At home.
Looke, Pauline-At home.
Luce, Arthur-Working in Marr's
Meisner, Orville-Working in Chester-
Melvin, Basil-Working in New Vine-
Moody, Hubert-At home.
Norton, Forestine-Bradford Junior
Oliver, Doris-Working in Fairbanks.
Owens, Warren-At home.
Paine, Corrinne-Working at George's.
Parker, Carolyn - Farmington State
Parsons, Albert-'Colby College.
Preble, Melvin-Farmington State Nor-
Rice, William-Working in Auburn.
Roberts, John-At home.
Robinson, Ione- Bates College.
Ross, Atherton - At home.
Russell, Muriel - Sargent.
Searles, Meta-La Salle junior College.
Smith, Hazel-Periwinkle Beauty Shop
after attending Wilfred Academy.
Smith, Loey-Married, West Farming-
home after attending
Stanley, Edward-Post Graduate, F.
Taylor, Eva-Working in Waterville.
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Taylor, Flint-Farmington State Nor-
mal School. K '
Tibbetts, Wayne -At home.
Titcomb, John-At home.
Waite, Arlene-Bliss Business College.
Whitten, David-Whitten's Bicycle Ex-
Whitten, James - Farmington State
Alexander, Harold-Working in Au-
Austin, Elsie-Working in Farmington.
Barrows, Clyde-Farmington State
Blanchard, Bert-At home.
Bryant, Maxwell-Painting with Regi-
Butterlield, Nathalie-At home.
Callahan, Margaret-New England
'Collins, Katherine- At home.
Collins, Marjorie-Farmington State
D'Amico, Lucille-Working in Farm-
Demerchant, Ivan-Farmington State
Durrell, Calvin - At home.
Frederick, Alice - Farmington State
French, Jessie-'Working for P.
Gardner, Minnie-At home, Temple.
Goldsmith, Lybrand-At home, Phillips.
Gould, Richard-Bates College.
Greenleaf, Ellsworth-Working at
Heminway, Harold-Farmington Bot-
Ienkins, Blanche-Working in Temple.
Luce, Arlene-Working at Newberry's.
Luce, Marion-Married, West Farm-
McLaughlin, Beatrice - Wo-rking at
McGary, Herbert-Working in Farm-
ington for Lewiston Daily Sun.
McKechnie, Ruby- At home.
McLeary, Barbara-Farmington State
Normal School. M
Merrill, Thelma-Married, Farmington.
Metcalf, Maxine-Deceased. ,
Neil, Edna-Ear Protector Factory.
O'Regan, James-Working in State
Peary, Hilma-Farmington State Nor-
Ranger, Phyllis- At home.
Robbins, Danville-Working in Allen's
Roderick, Rita-Working in Lincoln
Ryerson, Donald - California.
Small, Barbara - Working for Dr.
Jerome Murphy, Lewiston.
Small, Royal-Hawaii in the Army.
Stevens, Elizabeth-Working at Tay-
lor's Filling Station.
Swett, Ozro-Clnformation desiredj.
Titcomb, Eleanor - Mount Holyoke
Voter, Warren-Married, Wilton.
Webber, Agnes-At home.
Young, James-Mt. Hebron School for
Boys, Mt. Hebron, Mass.
Atwood, Olive-At home.
Backus, John-Sergeant at Ellsworth
C. C. C. Camp.
Barrows, Vincent-Gray's Business
Barrows, Stella-Teaching in North
Beal, Ruth-Training at Eastern Maine
Berry, Edwin-Bookkeeper at Strong
Besaw, Robert-Working at Morton
Blanchard, Arlene - Married.
Bonney, Samuel-Working in Rumford.
Brooks, Kenneth-At home..
Clark, Marjorie-Married, Farmington.
Colburn, Faye-Married, Wilton.
Cu-rrier, Isabel-Dixlield Mill.
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Fogg, Roland-Davis Tree Surgery,
Frederick, Helen - Married.
Gardner, Orville- Chadbourne's Mill.
Gay, Clinton-Married, working at
Farmington Oil Company.
Gray, Evelyn - Rackliffe's Mill.
Huff, Bessie-At home.
Hutchinson, Katherine-At home.
Jalbert, Secile-Working at the Coffee
Keith, Lucille-Married, Farmington.
Leavitt, Doris- Married, Farmington.
Lovejoy, Jeanette-At home.
Mace, Rachel - Working at Make-
Magoni, Elena-LaSalle Junior Col-
McIntyre, Caroline-Training at Cen-
tral Maine General Hospital.
Moody, Hattie-Eye and Ear Infir-
Moreau, Louise-New England Tele-
Nickerson, Winston-Working at New-
Paine, Franklin - At home.
Pajunin, John - Chauffeur in New
Ramsdell, Irene-At home.
Rand, Euleta-Farmington State Nor-
Robbins, A l t h e a - Married, Allen's
Rollin, Alice-Working in Fairbanks.
Russell, Frank- Ford Garage.
Sargent, Arlene-Married, Temple.
Stolt, Randolf - Ford Garage.
Storer, Sylvia-Maine General Hos-
Taylor, Addie-Working in Dr. Aus-
Taylor, Philip - At home.
Voter, Arlene-At home.
Watts, jeane-Married, Farmington.
Waugh, Ethel-Married, Allen's Mills.
Webber, Walter-Working in Farm-
Wheeler, Doris - Married.
Argyle, Lloyd-Assistant Manager at
Austin, Anna-Teaching at Farming-
Beedy, Dwight-Working in First Na-
Berry, J oyce-Working in Frank
Buchanan, Charles- Farmers' Union.
Clark, Frances-Training in Waterville
Craig, Josephine-Teaching in Mercer.
Gagne, Richard-North Eastern Busi-
Greenwood, Arlene-Working at Dana
Hagerstrom, Mildred-Clerk at Ma-
Hines, Philip-Teaching at Woodville
Hinkley, Manette-Married, Farming-
Hodgkins, A u s t i n - Bookkeeper in
Hogan, Dorothy - At home.
Holley, Elmore-At home.
Howatt, Richard-Married, H0watt's
Keene, Stanley-Teaching in Oxford.
Kempton, Almeda-Ear Protector Fac-
Leavitt, Laura-At home.
Lugar, Frances - Married.
McKechnie, Ola- At home.
Norton, Margaret-At home.
Norton, Charles-At home.
Oliver, Clifford-Teaching in Anson.
Parker, Dorothy-Clerk at Newberry's.
Paul, John-Working in Farmington.
Pierce, Donald-'Chadbourne's Mill.
Pillsbury, Alma-At home.
Rackliffe, Lewis - At home.
Roderick, Thomas- State Theater.
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Ryan, Alice-Training at St. Eliza-
beth's Hospital, Brighton, Mass.
Taylor, Richard-Working in Farm-
Wellman, Glenn-Accountant at Statler
Witham, IRichard-Married, D ead
Yeaton, Stanton- At home.
Bragg, Marjorie - Farmington State
Bryant, Hazel-Clerk at Newberry's.
Butterfield, Doris - Married.
Cain, Birdina-Working in West Mills.
Craig, Thelma - Married.
Durrell, Ellen - Married.
Fellows, Marion - Married.
Gordon, Dorothy-Working at the
Hobbs, Glendon-'Chadbourne's Mill.
Hodgkins, Elliot-Married, Trucking.
Jackson, Fred-Married, Allen's Mills.
Kempton, Harold--Manager of First
National Store, Phillips.
Lambert, Laura-Training in Central
Maine General Hospital.
Larcom, Eleanor-Stanwood Park.
Luce, Christine-Central Maine Gen-
Luce, Walter-At home.
Merchant, Ardeen-Married, Temple.
Moody, Ruth-Office of Wilton Woolen
Nelson, Mary-At home.
Nickerson, Elodia-Married, Farming-
Osborne, Ella- Married.
Parker, Dorothy-Teaching in Mexico.
Parker, Rosabelle-Stanwood Park.
Preston, Herbert-Working in Red
Ranger, Virlie - Married.
Richards, Madelyn-At home.
Robbins, Charlotte-Peter Pan Beauty
Ross, Seyward-Married, Farmington.
Saunders, Richard-Working in Bos-
Smith, Clayton-Working in Skow-
Smith, Glendon--Working in Hardy's
White, Robert-Working in Franklin
Adams, Florence-Married, Farming-
Averill, Donald--Working at home.
Barrows, Adrie-Post Graduate, F.
Berry, Raymond--Trucking, Farming-
Bragg, Gordon--Woodrow Wilson Col-
lege of Law, Atlanta, Georgia.
Bunnell, Ellen-Married, Farmington.
Callahan, john-Clerk at Magoni's.
Cook, Maxine-At home.
Deane, Milton -- Chisholm.
Frederick, Donald - Deceased.
Haines, Dorothy-Married, Rome, New
Hodgkins, Dorothea-Teaching in
Farmington Grammar School.
Hunt, Lloyd-Aviation School.
Mace, Donald-Working at Franklin
County Memorial Hospital.
McCully, 'Carolyn-At home, studying
poetry with the Cheny-Trents of Cal.
Merry, Ida-Married, New Vineyard.
Mosher, James-At home. .
Nickerson, Norma-Training Rhode
Parker, Aubrey-Married, Farmington.
Russell, Vivian-Married, New Sharon.
Ryan, Donnell-Accountant at General
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Sargent, Walter-In Upton after work-
ing in Miami, Florida.
Taylor, Clyde-Teaching in Colburn
Weathern, Frances - Married.
Whitney, Olive-Working in Select-
men's Office, Farmington.
Wright, Frances-Married, Farming-
Beedy, Drew--Working in Farmington.
Buker, Elizabeth-Teaching in Wilton.
Durrell, Dorothy -At home.
Gagne, Edward-Working in Portland.
Hamlin, Kenneth-Working in Water-
Hamlin, Norris-Married, Temple.
Hobbs, George-Clerk at Ernest
Hogan, Medora-Teaching in Bangor.
Huff, Ella-At home.
Hutchinson, Annette-Married, Farm-
Kershner, Mae-Married, East Wilton.
Lane, Dorothy-Married, Farmington.
McCully, Lydia-Married, Temple.
McLaughlin, Sylvia-Teaching in Oak
Manock, Mary-Married, Farmington.
Meisner, Thelma-Married, Farming-
Merry, Clinton-Married, working in I.
G. A. in Farmington.
Mills, Peter-Boston University, Col-
lege of Law.
Morrell, Frances--Teaching in Jay.
Neal, Arthur-At home.
Richards, Ethelyn-Working in A. P.
Russell, Clara Belle-Married, New
Grenwich, R. I.
Russell, Erma-Teaching in Farming-
Spinney, Katheryn-Stenographer at
Spinney, Marjorie-Dr. Arms' odice.
Stevens, Marvin-Chadbourne's Mill.
Stevens, Milburn-Marriedg working
at Nutting's Store, West Farmington.
To Mrs. Samuel Wheeler, formerly
Helen Frederick '33, wife of Samuel
Wheeler '32, a son.
To Mrs. Frederick Lloyd Pratt, formerly
Doris Wheeler '33, wife of Frederick
Lloyd Pratt, a son, Frederick Lloyd.
To Mrs. Richard Howatt, formerly
Doris Leavitt '33, wife of Richard Howatt
'32, a daughter, Judith Louise.
To Mrs. Clinton Gay, formerly Ellen
Bunnell '30, wife of Clinton Gay '33, a son,
To Mrs. Richard Cook, formerly Thelma
Merrill '34, wife of Richard Cook, a daugh-
ter, Shirley Jean.
To Mrs. Wilson Litchfield, formerly Ar-
lene Blanchard '33, wife of Wilson Litch-
field, a daughter.
To Mrs. Edward Joseph Besaw, for-
merly Ieanne Watts '33, wife of Joseph
Besaw, a daughter, Janice May.
To Mrs. Donald Davis, formerly Doro-
thy Haines '30, wife of Donald Davis, a
son, Bruce Frederick.
In Farmington, Oct. 12, 1935, Charles
F. Lugar '35, age 20 years, 2 months, 11
Chevrolet and Pontiac
THE TWO LEADERS IN THIS SECTION
Chevrolet first in Franklin and Somerset Counties
Pontiac tied with the next car for Second Place through March in Franklin and
Somerset Counties and the Livermore Falls Territory
O. K. USED CARS WITH AN O. K. THAT COUNTS
Phone or 'write us for demomtration before you buy any car at any price
COMPLETE GASOLINE, OIL, TIRE, AND GARAGE SERVICE
SERVICE AND BATTERY STATION FOR ALL MAKES OF CARS
MORTON MOTOR COMPANY
FARMINGTON, 1: 1: 11 MAINE
MADISON SKOWHEGAN LIVERMORE FALLS KINGFLELD
Bank CIGARS TOBACCO
EARM1NGToN ICE CREAM
Member of Federal Deposit
I murance C orp.
Strong Wood Turning Corp.
C. H. BRACKLEY, President
If in Need of Cheap Fuel, We Have Good DRY BLOCKS and EDGINGS
At Very Attractive Prices, Delivered in Farmington
Phone for Prices and We Will Give You Prompt Service
- The Class of 1936
SUITS 316.50 to 327.50 3 WHITE FLANNELS 35.00 to 36.00
ERN EST W. VOTER
FRATERNITY, COLLEGE AND CLASS JEWELRY
COMMENCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS, INVITATIONS, DIPLOMAS
Jeweler to the Senior and Junior 'Classes of Farmington High School
L. G. Balfour Company
MANUFACTURING JEWELERS 8z STATIONERS
Tel.: N. E. 295
Farmington Maytag Store
MAYTAG WASHERS : STEWART WARNER REFRIGERATORS
We Service All Makes of Washing Machines
FRONT STREET, FARMINGTON, MAINE
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Weber Insurance Agency
FARMINGTON, : : MAINE
INSURE AND BE SURE
A in C
PHOT ENGR VERS
DIAL 5-57II E' 04- I2 NIONUNIENT SQUARE " PORTLAND.. MAINE.
Specialists in Fine Grade Engravings for School and College Annuals
W rite for information
" The Sporting Goods Store "
Compliments of Athletic Supplies
BASEBALLS GLOVES BATS
TENNIS GOLF TRACK
The SPoRT WEAR
SWEATERS SUEDE JACKETS
First National SPoRT JACKETS SLACKS
Bank The James Bailey Company
' 264-266 Middle Street
Maine's Most Interesting Sporting Goods
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Auburn Maine School of Commerce
THE BEST POSSIBLE BUSINESS TRAINING
IDEAL STUDY CONDITIONS
Write or call for information
53 'Court Street Telephone
AUBURN, MAINE 1750
Agnes Craig Seavey, Principal
Bangor Maine School of Commerce
BUSINESS COURSES FOR BUSINESS CAREERS
NORMAL COURSE FOR COMMERCIAL TEACHING:
Approved by State Department of Education
Accredited by the University of Maine toward B.S.C.Ed. Q Bachelor of Science in
Free Catalog C. H. Husson, Prin.
For Service or Sport
For All Occasions BASS FQQTWEAR
Is Always Reliable
Sold in Farmington by E. E. FLOOD CO.
Ralph XZ Alma KYC5 G. H. Bass Sz Co.
FLORISTS SHOEMAKERS SINCE 1876
NORTH JAY, MAINE Wilton Maine
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Farmers' Union Harry E' Newman
GRAIN - GROCERIES B U I C K
GRASS SEED and
FERTILIZER and OLDSMOBILE
GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES
'T FARMINGTON, MAINE
Roy C. Stinchfield, Mgr.
FRANK E. KNOWLTON ' RICHARD H. BELL
All Kinds of Insurance and Surety Bonds
Permanent Memories of Happy School Days are made possible
by the exchange of PORTRAITS with your Classmates.
They increase in value with the changing years.
FARMINGTON, - - - MAINE
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W. M. PRATT
F L O U R
11 Broadway Both Phones
Wilfred McLeary Co.
HARDWARE - PAINTS - STOVES
CUTLERY - SPORTING GOODS
Blackie's Barber Shop
And Tubes are made from the Best of
Materials. They have a Guarantee that
covers Stone Bruise, Blowouts, Rim Cuts,
or Any Accident that might put the Tire
out of Service.
Try a Pair and Bc Con'zfi1zccd
Taylor's Filling Station
Farmers' Phone 188-2
Tel.: N. E. 32-2 Farmers' 171-2
ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER PLANTS
WATER SYSTEMS : DELCOGAS
FRIGIDAIRE : ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES
B. D. MooRE, Agent
41 Broadway, Farmington, Maine
Everything in the JEWELRY Line
Fountain Pens and Pencils
Fine Watcli Repairing
Blake Jewelry Store
LINDSAY G. TRASK
F arrmington, Maine
HUDSON and TERRAPLANE
SALES and SERVICE
' PLUMBING and HEATING
G. B. MOODY
37 MAIN STREET
Leslie's Clothes Shop
Boys, why not let us make you an
MADE TO MEASURE SUIT?
Any Style-Any Price
SUMMER PANTS, POLO SHIRTS, etc.
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Delmiro G. Tacldei
Farmers' Phone 3-5
Arthur A. Gordon
WINDOWS, DOORS, AND FRAMES
ATTORNEY'AT'LAW CEDAR AND FIBRE SHINGLES
Livermore Falls' : Maine House Finish of All Kinds
Tel. N. E. 14-2 - Farmers' 99-2
Tel' 203 Mill-N. E. 14-12 A
FARMINGTON FALLS, MAINE
A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY
To Provide For
COLLEGE or BUSINESS
For Information, Inquire of
Mrs. Luna F. Hodgkins
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO.
B. L. Knapp Co.
Farmington, ' ' Maine
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Fred O. Smith Mfg. Co.
NEW VINEYARD, MAINE
ALWAYS READY TO SERVE YOU
Tarbox 81 Whittier
W. M. Pierce, D. D. S.
J. W. 8: W. D. Barker
Farmington, ' ' Maine
Frank F. Graves
Farmington, : : Maine
GROCERIES and FANCY MEATS
THE QUALITY STORE
C. S. CROSBY
Lower High Street
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Every Good Time is a Good Time to
In after years you will treasure pictures
of your school days. Let us help you get
the kind of picture you want-The Best.
BROWNIE CAMERAS 52.00 - 355.00
KonAKs 355.00 and up FrLMs
Developing - Printing - Enlarging
lVlarr's Drug Store
62 Main Street
A. G. BARKER
A. K. RADIOS
on All Makes
K O D A K S
Mrs. Harry Brown
QUICK LUNCHEON SERVICE
BANQUETS by Special Appoiiitmcizt
Meet Him at
The Coffee Shop
BROADWAY, FARMINGTON, MAINE
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Charles G. Nickerson
House Wiring a Specialty
G-E MAZDA LAMPS
Broadway N. E. Phone 81
Stearns Furniture Co.
COMPLETE HOME FURNISHINGS
UPHOLSTERING AND REFINISHING
Our Man Will Gladly Call and Estimate
CHRYSLER and PLYMOUTH
Sales and Service
A LITTLE MORE
A LITTLE LESS
l..ake's Little Place
Dr. Wallis L. Bursey
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Brown's Jewelry Store
. On Broadway
Farmington, : Maine
J. J. Newberry
E. H. Lowell
G R A I N
Far. 211-5 N. E. 148-2
The Barton Press
NEW YORK PAPERS-DAILY AND SUNDAY
SCHOOL SUPPLIES : GREETING CARDS
School Printing a Specialty
35 Broadway - Farmington, Maine
L. W. Harris
F. L. Butler Co.
DOGS, CATS, WILD ANIMALS .
and BIRDS Dr. Frederlck C. Loveyoy
OVER-NIGHT CABINS l
REGULAR MEALS DENTIST
l , 64 Main Street
The Largest Zoo in Maine
A. S. Pratt, Prop. Fafmingfon, Maine
FARMINGTON, - - MAINE
W. Raymond Davis
O. P. STEWART
of the Farmington, Maine
DAVIS FUNERAL HOME PHONES
FARMINGTON Farmers' 38-13 N. E., 142-11
Dr. Clyde L. Austin
FARMINGTON, - - MAINE
DRINK COCA COLA
Farmington Bottling Co.
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
Let Us Furnish Them for You for All
We Telegraph Flowers
Ripley 86 Company
FARMIINGTON, - - MAINE
Of All Kinds
W H I T E ' S
E. Flood Company
THE FAMILY SHOE STORE
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AMEAT - FRUIT G M L P
eorge c . resson
Agent for Universal Laundry of Portland OPTOMETRIST
E. A. ODELL
Farmington, : Maine
Farmington - Both Phones
FOR THE STUDENT
Complete Lines of
You Cam See Tlzvese at
The Red Store
The F. E. lVlcl..eary Co.
Farmington, : : Maine
HOT DOG STAND
Farmington, : Maine
Dr. E. E.. Russell
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J. W. Russell
Starbrrd Lumber Co.
DRY GOODS Strong, Maine
BOOTS - SHOES LONG LUMBER
Phillips, - - Maine See Us Before Buying
Always at Y our Service
W. E. Sawyer 812 CO. MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
MEATS and GROCERIES
W. H. SAWYER, President
E. W. SAWYER, Treasurer
Pianos - Radios - Washers - Refrigerators
Ba,iley's Music Store
LIVERMORE FALLS, MAINE
Most Up-to-date Equipment
SAVINGS DEPOSITS UP TO S5,000.
INSURED BY FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
The Maine School for Boys
For one hundred thirty years Hebron has been preparing boys for
college. Our staff is composed only of seasoned, experienced
teachers. fNo graduates fresh from college are on our staffj We
have no commercial or K' snap " courses of study. For young men
who need a year of intensive study before entering college, Hebron
has much to offer. For young men interested in athletics we have
equipment that many expensive schools do not provide for its students.
INDOOR SKATING RINK fSkating for four months
INDOOR SWIMMING POOL fWater at seventy
degrees summer and winterj
INDOOR SQUASH COURT
Extra Large Especially constructed BASKET BALL
SEPARATE LARGE GYMNASIUM with spacious
dressing rooms, with latest type showers for both
home and visiting teams.
INDOOR TENNIS COURT
NEW MODERN INFIRMARY fSeparate Buildingj
with graduate nurse always on duty.
CAMP on two mile lake near school for boys who like
to rough it week-ends. Fine hunting and fishing.
FOOTBALL and BASEBALL TEAMS so that all
who desire may participate.
Tuition, Board, Room including heat and light frunning hot and
cold water in every roomj Library and Laboratory fees,
3700. year. A few deserving boys accommodated at 3550.
RALPH L. HUNT, Principal, HEBRON, MAINE.
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