Farmington High School - Laurel Yearbook (Farmington, ME)

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FARMINGTON, MAINE, JUNE, 1936 Table of Contents PAGE Laurel Board flllustrationj ...... 2 LAUREL BOARD ....................... 2 Faculty flllustrationj ,....... 3 FACULTY ,..,...w,......,.....v. 3 SEN10R S1-:cT1oN Class Portraits and Writeups ..., 5 Honor Parts ..,,........,,1............ ....... 1 9 Class Day Parts ..... ....... 2 9 UNDER CLASSES ................a,,..,.,..,............... 49 Under Class Officers QIllustrationj ........ 49 ATHLETICS 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 PAGE ATHLETICS Girls' Basketball flllustrationj ,,,,,,,.,. 54 Boys' Baseball ....,..,.............,..,..,. .... 5 5 Girls' Baseball ..,...,,........................ ..,, 5 5 Boys' Baseball Ullustrationj . Girls' Baseball Ullustrationj . 56 ACTIVITIES 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 ..,........ 60 60- BIUSICHI Activities ........,,,,,,,,.,.,,,,,,,.,,,,,,, 61 " The Bufferl' Cast Qlllustrationj Senior Play Cast tIllustrationj SCHOOL CALENDAR A ,,,,,,,,,, 1,,,, ,,,,,,,,, ,ALUMNI .,......,,..,,,,. ADVERTISEMENTS ...,,,. 62 62 63 65 70 2 THE LAURIEI. LAUREL BOARD rom Row. left to right: M. Smith, M, Arms. M. Mugoni, Mrs. Murimm S. Iiryzmt. Miss Iva P. Seeley, N. O'RegzII1. Y. Pzlrker econd Row: D. Moody, li. lilunlgett. M. Mason. Ii. Bnmnxxq, VI, Hulmes. bl, fires-nwoocl, M, Ruggell Buck Row: R. Lovejoy, D, Hardy, R. Nickerson, C, Rolminsun LAUREL BOARD lid1'fo1'-izz-Clzzbf ...,............ 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A L' R li l, 3 lf,-XL'l'l.'l'Y Front Row: Mrs. liryzmt, Mrs. Miner, Mr, liuuld, Miss l-lowzird, Miss Seeley Second Row: Miss Perkins, Miss vliilff, Miss Pinklmm, Mr. Applin, Miss Moore, Miss Smniuer, Mrs. XY:-Iister FACULTY llIiNRY ll, .Xl'l'l.1N: li, S.- New llzxmp- iimry. lliiiglizim lligli Scliuul, lluckficlrl sllirc University: rliilllgllli Mcmtpclici' lligli Sclnmlg l'i2ll'l1llllQ'lUll - lXlZltllL'Ill2lIlCSQ lligli Sclifml, Mmitpclicr, Vermfmtg lfzirm- l'i'iucipzxl. ingtfm - Scivncesg Atlilctics. l'i'I'lll-Il. l'luwixRlJ: ll. S. - FlNC'?lCllCl'Sl Cul- , ' Us V 1 . 5 v U. . ', . . . . . , . Nl.XRIUN Sm IIIXNIL lx lrRX.XNI . luum- leg-C' Loiumhm L'n,wl.S,ty: I.m.mmgt,m ington Stun- Nurmzil Scliuulg Summer gran, Nm-mai gchfmlz gmmnm. work in work at Czxstiiic Nuriiizil, llzltcs Cullcge. L'niu-1-,ity .yf Nlgiim-, Clark Uiiiversityg Maine Sclirml uf L1UlIllllClACL'. LllllYL'l'Sllf' nf 'fgmghtz f:m-miHg-tlm-Ilixtmy- New ll2llllIlSllll'0Q 'l'z1ug'l1t: Rui-:ml scliemls in Mzulismi :mil Mnscmv, lirzulc li in SHN- Mu' NllNliRZ Rlimle lslzmfl Stats Nurmzil fowl, lirzmimui' sclimwls iii liiiiglizniii zmfl Schimlg Ilrmyii Lfiiivcixityg Tauglit: Salim, Rurzil siipuiwism' :it limlulcn, High Q31-M165 git ligisr l'i'm'icln-lice, llzlrringtmi, Sclwul in Sullmg llillllllllglllll-lfllgllill. yym-wick, lqlmdc lqaml: Mcxico. Mmm.: lligli Sclwuls :lt L'm'imm :mal llzlrriiigtmig l1l.:XRliNL'li N, liOUI.llZ ll. S.-llatcs: l'nimi Kcziclciiiy, Lillfllllliii Mzittziiiziwcnuk SIIIINNCI' xvcmrk :lt llatcs. Hz11'x'z11'cl, Spring- ,Xczlclmiiy lincoln, Mzniuc: l:!1l'llllllgftJll- ficlrl Cullcgfi Tllllgllli vvCSflll'l7Uli Sem- l.zitin, Civics. 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 Subjects. 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 Economics. 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- Commercial Subjects. FLORA TARR: A. B.-Batesg Farming- ton State Normal Schoolg Taught: Strat- ford, New Hampshire, Farmington- French, Biology. 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- ington-Art. 1 I X K fp? " 'lf I lb' C037 9? V ?-A-:gs 'HF' ,,..a-1? AW. . -,-1, ' - - 3.-iz "I I, Swninr Svvrtinn 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 Prophecy 4. 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." THE LAUREL BOWIE, WENDELL I. General N VVHITEY " Motto: "Wit and wisdom are like the stars, seldom seen together." 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 loved." Banquet Committee 45 Office 3, 4. Comment: " They are never alone that are accompanied by noble thoughts." 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- ence preaches." Fair Committee 15 Convalescent Committee Chairman 15 Girls' Glee Club 1, 25 VVashington Cantata 25 Hiawatha Can- tata 2. Comment: " We are born to be happy, all of us." THE LAUREL 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 hurry." DURRELL, LILLIAN LOUISE General UPUSSN Motto: "Beaut is truth truth beaut -that is all Y v Y 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 done if." GOULD, DOUGLAS BEAL General HDOUGH 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." THE LAUREL 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 wrong." 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." THE LAUREL 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. ' THE LAUREL 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 Prophecy 4. 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 J 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- ing." 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." THE LAUREL MCINTYRE, MARION Commercial CK Il 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 If H 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' Basketball 4. 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 the ill." 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 he will." 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 Falls 4. 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 H H 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. 1 Comment: "She, the best of all m,u.r1'c1'a11s,' Shc, thc stvcvtvst of all siugv1'x." THE LAUREL NEIL, ELEANOR FRANCES Commercial " O'SI-IAUGHNESSY " Motto: "Better be friends at a distance than neighbors and enemies." 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 u sv 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 things." PRATT, JAY C. General " FARMER " . Motto: " Appreciation may be shown by actions as well as words." 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." THE LAUREL 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." J Rowe. GLENDON CLIFTON General " GLEN" 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," THE LAUREL 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." THE LAUREL SPINNEY PHILIP B. General I " 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 "CHARLIE " Motto: "I can die happy it I know I've made someone laugh." 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." THE LAUREL TRUMBULI., VIRGINIA FLORENCE College Preparatory ..GIN,, 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- tory 4. 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." THE LAUREL 19 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." General l HONOR STUDENTS OF CLASS OF 1936 Valedictory ..............,. VIRGINIA TRUMBULL Salutatory ......,.. ............ M ARY NIAGONI Third Honor ....... .......... - ........ I AY PRATT RICHARD lhi0RTON Fifth Honor . .... ..... C HARLES CHAPMAN Sixth Honor .... ......... W . EARL HENNINGS Fourth Honor .... ...... -:wr 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 ITT 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 EASTMAN SAWYER ll Ai " " Music .................. ERMA NIOSHER ' " Faculty .... LAWRENCE GREENWOOIJ T'l' VALEDICTORY " 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 20 THE LAUREL 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- ence. 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- winning plays. 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- wise have. 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 government. 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 THE LAUREL 21 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 " which which The in the 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 somewhat ridiculous. " Strange Interlude " has had its share of adverse critics, but because of its originality it will live forever as one of the foremost American dramas. CLASSMA1-Es: 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. 22 THE LAUREL SALUTATORY 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 our career. 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. Therefore, in class of 1936, it is my happy privilege to convey to you a sincere and heartfelt wel- behalf of the graduating COIHC. - The Warrior Saint " SAINT person, virtueg one blessed in heaven." Authority quoted-Noah Webster. "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! " THE LAUREL 23 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 only One." Mary Magoni '36. YT 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 24 THE LAUREL 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 the bedrock. 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. THE LAUREL 25 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 adhered to. 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 ship. 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 that title. sail 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 26 THE LAUREL " 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. THE LAUREL 27 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, TY ADDRESS T0 UNDERGRADUATES NDERGRADUATES: 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 an appointment." "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 childhood. " 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. 28 THE LAUREL "Johnny, come back here. VVhere do you think you're going?" This from the father. 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 neck. " 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- ing art." "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 now." 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- ments? " " Why, yes, of course," the unsuspecting dad replies. " 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, THE LAUREL 29 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 too far. 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 completed. 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. 'rar 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. H 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- tember 12th. "Started high school-our class biggest yet to enter." A 30 THE LAUREL 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- more year? I remember we had three ollicers. President-Robert Tyler Vice President- Carleton Robinson Treasurer-Erma Mosher 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. new class commercial THE LAUREL 31 Friday: " Our class gave the Freshman Reception." freminisces againj 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 the verb " 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- plishmentsf' 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 Chapman. 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 placed second. 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- tastic."' 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 spot." 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 our class. What comes next? I'd better consult my diary. fturning pages of diaryj Thursday: " Day off because of snow storm. It's piled awfully high. I heard 32 THE LAUREL 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. My mind particularly 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. fturns pagesj 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 THE LAUREL 33 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 Oxenbam: " 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 shall go." Mary Arms '36. YY . CLASS WILL 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 declare hereby made. 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 charm. 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 drawling speech. Item 12. I, Inez Gray, do give and be- queath to Principal C. N. 'Gould my passive brown eyes. 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 chore boy. 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 precious pipe. 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. 34 THE LAUREL 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 serviceable bicycle. Item 24. I, Mary Magoni, do give and bequeath to all 'Chinese laundrymen my ab- breviated fingernails. 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 mincing steps. 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 roadster. 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 obvious makeup. 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- sences. THE LAUREL 35 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 horse-blanket pins. 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. Witnesses: 1. Marin Mason 2. The Man without a Country 3. The Last of the Mohicans vw- 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 closer cooperation. 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 surrender 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 savage. .C 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 36 THE LAUREL 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 justice. 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 THE LAUREL 37 '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 hate cruelty. 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. YT CLASS ODE 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. Ci-IORUS . 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 memories Of our wonderful high school days. Metlzel Mason '36, Margery Wheeler '36. -rv 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. THE DREAM 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. 38 THE LAUREL 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 i'loppin'. 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 Young Ladies." jerry: I 'ave it, Aggerwayter. Chippy Chapman 'as a need fer that. Mrs. C.: jerry, what's this fer? fHolds up glue.j jerry: You're ignorant. Hit's glue an' hit sticks. 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' that thing. 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 Mulej 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? Cautomobilej Jerry: That mus' be a h'aryplane. Mrs. C.: No, not a h'aryplane. You know-er-a-h'autymobile. 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 a turnover. 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 wif it. 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 to 'er. Jerry: Be this a frog or a toad? THE LAUREL 39 Y Mrs. C.: Lan' sakes, jerry, that s a frog. Miss Eleanor Neil is mighty fond 0' " frogs." 'Ere goes. 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. ftinkering setj 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- ond childhood. 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 these pads. 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 to 'im. Mrs. C.: Those life savers could 'elp Wendell Bowie. 'E's goin' to join the navy. 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 bloomin' fast. 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 her 'eight. 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 thinkin'. COpens a joke box: somethin hops outj fScreamsj jerry, wot's 'appened? Ketch h'it. 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? fSofa pillowj 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 late hours. 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 camp. 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. Chair-netj 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 wore spats. 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 h'it. jerry: 'Ere's some more writin', "Book of Manners." Mrs. C.: jerry, you'd ought "er read that. 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. THE LAUREL 41 You can't even 'ear her when she's near you. Mrs. C.: Ya don't 'ave no trouble makin' h'out when them " men h'about town" be around. 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 'istory. Jerry: H'I hain't never dipped h'into the subject, but I 'ears 'as 'ow it's h'awfu1 dry. 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- ed wheatj 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 a pond. 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 be nice. 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 to 'er. Jerry: Wha'd ya say to givin' 'er some 'o this 'ere h'olive h'oil. H'it'll soften that lah' down. 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 42 THE LAUREL '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' done? 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. fexitsj I 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 to do. Barbara Atwood '36, Robert McLeary fr. '36. 'rr PROPHECY 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 mind." 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. THE LAUREL 43 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 Atwood is. 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 44 THE LAUREL 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 THE LAUREL 45 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- 46 THE LAUREL 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. Gould's oliice. 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 E. Barrows: 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. THE LAUREL 47 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. YY STEPPING STONES IN THE EVOLUTION OF ANATOMY 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- teresting story. 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! 48 THE LAUREL V 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 untimely death. 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 of criminals. 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 the execution of this school fftf SJ LJ UNDER CLASSHES l . - , , ' I . ' I . ' l 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 Ray. Eva- Bonney '37, Class Editor. 50 THE LAUREL 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 the position. 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- wood, College. 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 Mr. Hobo. 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, Class Editor. T7 FRESHMAN CLASS 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 association. V. Parker 139, Class Editor. fix .r, 1 THE LAUREL 51 Tl-ILETICS FOOTBALL 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 FOOTBALL 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. The scores: 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 TRACK 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 CROSS COUNTRY 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 THE LAUREL 53 TRACK 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 credit. The scores and schedule: Q11 F. S. N. S. 63 2-3, Wilton 44, Farming- ton 23Z. 425 wmon 57, Edward Little mm, Farm- ington 21M. Q35 Leavitt 53, Farmington 46. C4j Leavitt, Mechanic Falls, Farmington. ff CROSS COUNTRY 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. 'YT BOYS' BASKETBALL 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 Tournament. 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 TT GIRLS' BASKETBALL 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 Appliu '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- llilvruy Svcwml Rnw: l7. lAvElJl1Cl', 'l'. Rudfrick, ll. Chapman, l'. 'l'ilml1etts, Y. l'zu'kcr, li. Nlortun. K'l!IlCl"l Gould Thirrl Row: Mgr. Nl. Russell, ll. l51':1cllf:y. li. Vzlrsuns, ll. llmllml, A. L-Ullllll, S. Russell THE LAUREL 55 BOYS' BASEBALL 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 teams. 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. YY GIRLS' BASEBALL 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. .X 'gf iff . yer ' - ' ww' 1..- M 4 A 4 izms'i:,xsl-11a.xl,1, U Q A 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 Lunch .Xplwlin 'llliirrl Row: S. NYliittier. I7. l'm1u':1y. R. Mnrrill. lf. llzill GIRLS' IRASICIEALI. 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 TH- la l. A L' R li l. 57 54009 +4 ACTI ITIES Dlili,-X'I'lNG CLUB 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 expense." 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. STUDIEN1' COUNCIL Front Row: lf. Hall, V. Triinibull, R. lllorton, M. Mzigoni, R, Collins Back Row: R. Nickerson, N. Austin, li. Hodgkins, ki. Littlefield, N. Sawyer HI-LIFE BOARD 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 in am 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 UI QIRISQIITKQILB ORCHESTRA BAND THE LAUREL 61 MUSICAL ACTIVITIES "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?" - Shakespeare. 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 service. 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- tainments. 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- curricular program. Mary Magoui '36. Awe. S E' + 5 f er , Q.. "' ir 'fx .Q ,VG W J I" QW - 1 -f-"?"f-'ef 5 - ' . ifgl gr " I -3,-a ,,: .5: :-'jg ., ur "'I'HlC IlL'lfI"liR " lf-XST N fXustiu, Ii, fXlosl1cr, Nl. Smith, lf. xYl'llIKa1', R, Hurt: 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 library supervisor. 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, and Richard Morton '36, Principal. Nov. 22-Seniors sponsor a Thanks- giving Ball. 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- cation! -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 successful affair. 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 honor among class, by the Association at journalists, on to the goal! 64 THE LAUREL 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, Miss Seeley. 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 work accomplished. 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- ury. 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- velous time. 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 Auditorium. Gym. Final merriment of class of '36. june 19-Graduation exercises of class of '36-Alumni Gym. X vw Wsfihn' THE LAUREL 65 C e for ft FWF - WW, 1-1 t ,ahh . N vi 1 CST.: Ii jj .2 ,.' Q C' F.-,Jk fa, wiv. c Y, .is , V . A 1 1- A , X N S ' ' -lx 4.3 .-L-l?1E X-ifilifng-C ' 1935 Lord, George-Working in Massachu- Argyle, Arthur-At home. setts. Austin, Marion - Farmington State Lovejoy, H9-1d01'1 - Farmington State Normal School. Becker, Marion -- At home. Besson, Ernest--Working in Auburn. Brown, Geneva-Working in Dixfield. Cain, Colby-At home. Card, Charles-Farmington State Nor- mal School. Clark, Thomas-St. Paul. Colburn, Maxine-At home. Conway, Katherine-Farmington State Normal School. Conway, James-Farmington State Normal School. 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- ton. Handy, Dorothy-North Eastern Busi- ness College. Holmes, Henrietta-University of Me. Huff, Vertie-At home. Hutchinson, Madelene - Working in New Sharon. Littlefield, Mildred- At home. Looke, Pauline-At home. Normal School. Luce, Arthur-Working in Marr's Drug Store. Meisner, Orville-Working in Chester- ville. Melvin, Basil-Working in New Vine- yard. Moody, Hubert-At home. Norton, Forestine-Bradford Junior College. Oliver, Doris-Working in Fairbanks. Otis, Allen-At Annapolis Prep. Owens, Warren-At home. Paine, Corrinne-Working at George's. Parker, Carolyn - Farmington State Normal School. Parsons, Albert-'Colby College. Preble, Melvin-Farmington State Nor- mal School. 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- tO1'l. home after attending Stanley, Edward-Post Graduate, F. H. S. Taylor, Eva-Working in Waterville. 66 THE LAUREL 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- change. Whitten, James - Farmington State Normal School. 1934 Alexander, Harold-Working in Au- burn. Austin, Elsie-Working in Farmington. Barrows, Clyde-Farmington State Normal School. Blanchard, Bert-At home. Bryant, Maxwell-Painting with Regi- nald Whitney. Butterlield, Nathalie-At home. Callahan, Margaret-New England Telephone Operator. 'Collins, Katherine- At home. Collins, Marjorie-Farmington State Normal School. D'Amico, Lucille-Working in Farm- ington. Demerchant, Ivan-Farmington State Normal School. Durrell, Calvin - At home. Frederick, Alice - Farmington State Normal School. French, Jessie-'Working for P. Churchill. Gardner, Minnie-At home, Temple. Goldsmith, Lybrand-At home, Phillips. Gould, Richard-Bates College. Greenleaf, Ellsworth-Working at Allenis Mills. Heminway, Harold-Farmington Bot- tling Company. Ienkins, Blanche-Working in Temple. Luce, Arlene-Working at Newberry's. Luce, Marion-Married, West Farm- ington. McLaughlin, Beatrice - Wo-rking at 'George's. 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 Theater. Peary, Hilma-Farmington State Nor- mal School. Ranger, Phyllis- At home. Robbins, Danville-Working in Allen's Mills. Roderick, Rita-Working in Lincoln Store, Waterville. 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 College. Voter, Warren-Married, Wilton. Webber, Agnes-At home. Young, James-Mt. Hebron School for Boys, Mt. Hebron, Mass. 1933 Atwood, Olive-At home. Backus, John-Sergeant at Ellsworth C. C. C. Camp. Barrows, Vincent-Gray's Business College. Barrows, Stella-Teaching in North Anson. Beal, Ruth-Training at Eastern Maine General Hospital. Berry, Edwin-Bookkeeper at Strong Mill. Besaw, Robert-Working at Morton Motor Company. 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. THE LAUREL 67 Fogg, Roland-Davis Tree Surgery, Toledo, Ohio. 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 Shop. Keith, Lucille-Married, Farmington. Leavitt, Doris- Married, Farmington. Lovejoy, Jeanette-At home. Mace, Rachel - Working at Make- peace's. Magoni, Elena-LaSalle Junior Col- lege. McIntyre, Caroline-Training at Cen- tral Maine General Hospital. Moody, Hattie-Eye and Ear Infir- mary, Portland. Moreau, Louise-New England Tele- phone Operator. Morrell, Mary-Married. Nickerson, Winston-Working at New- man's Garage. Paine, Franklin - At home. Pajunin, John - Chauffeur in New York. Ramsdell, Irene-At home. Rand, Euleta-Farmington State Nor- mal School. Robbins, A l t h e a - Married, Allen's Mills. Rollin, Alice-Working in Fairbanks. Russell, Frank- Ford Garage. Sargent, Arlene-Married, Temple. Stolt, Randolf - Ford Garage. Storer, Sylvia-Maine General Hos- pital. Taylor, Addie-Working in Dr. Aus- tin's office. Taylor, Philip - At home. Voter, Arlene-At home. Watts, jeane-Married, Farmington. Waugh, Ethel-Married, Allen's Mills. Webber, Walter-Working in Farm- ington. Wheeler, Doris - Married. 1932 Argyle, Lloyd-Assistant Manager at Newberry's. Austin, Anna-Teaching at Farming- ton Falls. Beedy, Dwight-Working in First Na- tional Store. Berry, J oyce-Working in Frank Knowlton's home. Buchanan, Charles- Farmers' Union. Clark, Frances-Training in Waterville Hospital. Craig, Josephine-Teaching in Mercer. Gagne, Richard-North Eastern Busi- ness College. Greenwood, Arlene-Working at Dana Robinson's home. Hagerstrom, Mildred-Clerk at Ma- goni's. Hines, Philip-Teaching at Woodville Siding. Hinkley, Manette-Married, Farming- ton. Hodgkins, A u s t i n - Bookkeeper in Temple. . Hogan, Dorothy - At home. Holley, Elmore-At home. Howatt, Richard-Married, H0watt's Barber Shop. Keene, Stanley-Teaching in Oxford. Kempton, Almeda-Ear Protector Fac- tory. 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. Philip-At home. Pillsbury, Rackliffe, Lewis - At home. Roderick, Thomas- State Theater. M THE LAUREL Rollin, Owen-Deceased. Ryan, Alice-Training at St. Eliza- beth's Hospital, Brighton, Mass. Taylor, Richard-Working in Farm- ington. Wellman, Glenn-Accountant at Statler Hotel. Wheeler, Sam-Ma-rried. Witham, IRichard-Married, D ead River. Yeaton, Stanton- At home. 1931 Bragg, Marjorie - Farmington State Normal School. 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 Coffee Shop. Hoar, Allison-Married. 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- eral Hospital. Luce, Walter-At home. Merchant, Ardeen-Married, Temple. Moody, Ruth-Office of Wilton Woolen Mill. Nelson, Mary-At home. Nickerson, Elodia-Married, Farming- ton. Osborne, Ella- Married. Parker, Dorothy-Teaching in Mexico. Parker, Rosabelle-Stanwood Park. Preston, Herbert-Working in Red Store. Ranger, Virlie - Married. Richards, Madelyn-At home. Robbins, Charlotte-Peter Pan Beauty Parlor. Ross, Seyward-Married, Farmington. Saunders, Richard-Working in Bos- ton. Smith, Clayton-Working in Skow- hegan. Smith, Glendon--Working in Hardy's Pharmacy. Voter, Helen-Married. White, Robert-Working in Franklin Journal Office. 1930 Adams, Florence-Married, Farming- ton. Averill, Donald--Working at home. Barrows, Adrie-Post Graduate, F. H. S. Berry, Raymond--Trucking, Farming- ton. 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. Dunn, Evelyn-Married. Frederick, Donald - Deceased. Flood, Beryl-Married. Gould, Helen-Married. Haines, Dorothy-Married, Rome, New York. 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 Island Hospital. Parker, Aubrey-Married, Farmington. Russell, Vivian-Married, New Sharon. Ryan, Donnell-Accountant at General Motors, Boston. THE LAUREL 69 Sargent, Walter-In Upton after work- ing in Miami, Florida. Taylor, Clyde-Teaching in Colburn Gore. Weathern, Frances - Married. Whitney, Olive-Working in Select- men's Office, Farmington. Wright, Frances-Married, Farming- ton. 1929 Beedy, Drew--Working in Farmington. Buker, Elizabeth-Teaching in Wilton. Durrell, Dorothy -At home. Gagne, Edward-Working in Portland. Hamlin, Kenneth-Working in Water- ville. Hamlin, Norris-Married, Temple. Hobbs, George-Clerk at Ernest Voter's. Hogan, Medora-Teaching in Bangor. Huff, Ella-At home. Hutchinson, Annette-Married, Farm- ington. Kershner, Mae-Married, East Wilton. Lane, Dorothy-Married, Farmington. McCully, Lydia-Married, Temple. McLaughlin, Sylvia-Teaching in Oak Grove. Manock, Mary-Married, Farmington. Meisner, Thelma-Married, Farming- ton. 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. Richards' office. Russell, Clara Belle-Married, New Grenwich, R. I. Russell, Erma-Teaching in Farming- ton Falls. Spinney, Katheryn-Stenographer at Newberry's. Spinney, Marjorie-Dr. Arms' odice. Stevens, Marvin-Chadbourne's Mill. Stevens, Milburn-Marriedg working at Nutting's Store, West Farmington. BIRTHS 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, john Richard. 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. DEATHS In Farmington, Oct. 12, 1935, Charles F. Lugar '35, age 20 years, 2 months, 11 days. THE LAUREL 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 AND BATTERIES MORTON MOTOR COMPANY FARMINGTON, 1: 1: 11 MAINE SALES REPRESENTATIVES MADISON SKOWHEGAN LIVERMORE FALLS KINGFLELD Peoples MAGONPS ' 1 FRUIT CONFECTIONERY Bank CIGARS TOBACCO AND EARM1NGToN ICE CREAM MAINE 18 BROADWAY Member of Federal Deposit FARMINGTON, MAINE I murance C orp. THE LAUREL 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 STRONG, MAINE CONGRATULATIONS TO - 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 Attleboro, Massf Tel.: N. E. 295 I Farmington Maytag Store MAYTAG WASHERS : STEWART WARNER REFRIGERATORS We Service All Makes of Washing Machines FRONT STREET, FARMINGTON, MAINE 72 THE LAUREL Compliments of Weber Insurance Agency FARMINGTON, : : MAINE INSURE AND BE SURE A in C PHOT ENGR VERS ' if-is 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 Portland, Maine FARMINGTON, MAINE Maine's Most Interesting Sporting Goods Store THE LAUREL 73 ++++++++++++ Auburn Maine School of Commerce OFFERS THE BEST POSSIBLE BUSINESS TRAINING UNDER 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 Commercial Educationj Free Catalog C. H. Husson, Prin. For Service or Sport FLOWERS 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 ! 74 THE LAUREL Farmington Farmers' Union Harry E' Newman Dealers in 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 CURRIER Insurance Agency ESTABLISHED 1884 FARMINGTON, MAINE 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. BE PHOTOGRAPHED at LUCE'S STUDIO FARMINGTON, - - - MAINE THE LAUREL 75 W. M. PRATT CHOICE GROCERIES and F L O U R 11 Broadway Both Phones Compliments of EXCHANGE HOTEL Wilfred McLeary Co. HARDWARE - PAINTS - STOVES CUTLERY - SPORTING GOODS Farmington, Maine Compliments of Blackie's Barber Shop ARMSTRONG TIRES 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 Farmington, Maine Farmers' Phone 188-2 Tel.: N. E. 32-2 Farmers' 171-2 DELCO PRODUCTS ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER PLANTS WATER SYSTEMS : DELCOGAS FRIGIDAIRE : ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES B. D. MooRE, Agent 41 Broadway, Farmington, Maine W THE Franklin County Savings Bank FARMINGTON, MAINE LAUREL F OR Everything in the JEWELRY Line Fountain Pens and Pencils Fine Watcli Repairing GO TO Blake Jewelry Store LINDSAY G. TRASK F arrmington, Maine McGary's Garage HUDSON and TERRAPLANE SALES and SERVICE For Your ' PLUMBING and HEATING Come to G. B. MOODY Compliments of Peter Pan Beauty Parlor 37 MAIN STREET MARGARET LONGFELLOW Leslie's Clothes Shop Boys, why not let us make you an INTERNATIONAL MADE TO MEASURE SUIT? Any Style-Any Price See Our SUMMER PANTS, POLO SHIRTS, etc. THE LAUREL 77 Compliments of Delmiro G. Tacldei VIOLIN TEACHER Waterville, Maine Croswell Brothers GENERAL STORE Farmington Falls Farmers' Phone 3-5 G.R.GRUA Arthur A. Gordon WINDOWS, DOORS, AND FRAMES HARDWOOD FLOORING ATTORNEY'AT'LAW CEDAR AND FIBRE SHINGLES WALLBOARD 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 Special Agent NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. TEMPLE, MAINE- ELECTRIC ACCESSORIES OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING RADIATOR SERVICE B. L. Knapp Co. Farmington, ' ' Maine 78 THE LAUREL Compliments of Fred O. Smith Mfg. Co. NEW VINEYARD, MAINE ALWAYS READY TO SERVE YOU Tarbox 81 Whittier PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS Compliments of W. M. Pierce, D. D. S. J. W. 8: W. D. Barker MOTOR CARS and ACCESSORIES Farmington, ' ' Maine Compliments of Frank F. Graves OPTOMETRIST Farmington, : : Maine Both Phones GROCERIES and FANCY MEATS THE QUALITY STORE C. S. CROSBY Lower High Street Both Phones THE LAUREL 79 Every Good Time is a Good Time to KODAK 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 Compliments of Periwinkle Beauty Shop A. G. BARKER A. K. RADIOS ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES Service on All Makes of Radios Get Your FOUNTAIN PENS and K O D A K S at l"larcly's Pharmacy Mrs. Harry Brown MILLINERY Broadway GOOD FOOD QUICK LUNCHEON SERVICE BANQUETS by Special Appoiiitmcizt Phone 17-2 Meet Him at The Coffee Shop BROADWAY, FARMINGTON, MAINE 1 80 THE LAUREL Compliments of TINY--'25 Charles G. Nickerson ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES House Wiring a Specialty G-E MAZDA LAMPS Broadway N. E. Phone 81 Stearns Furniture Co. COMPLETE HOME FURNISHINGS INLAID LINOLEUMS LAYING -SERVICE UPHOLSTERING AND REFINISHING Our Man Will Gladly Call and Estimate Farmington, Maine Sinskie's Garage CHRYSLER and PLYMOUTH Sales and Service BODY WORK PAINTING A LITTLE MORE FOR A LITTLE LESS l..ake's Little Place Compliments of Dr. Wallis L. Bursey OSTEOPATI-IIC PHYSICIAN Farmington, Maine THE LAUREL 81 Compliments of Brown's Jewelry Store AND OPTICAL DEPARTMENT . On Broadway Farmington, : Maine Compliments of J. J. Newberry E. H. Lowell GROCERIES, MEAT G R A I N West Farmington Far. 211-5 N. E. 148-2 The Barton Press COMMERCIAL PRINTING NEW YORK PAPERS-DAILY AND SUNDAY IVIAGAZINES SCHOOL SUPPLIES : GREETING CARDS School Printing a Specialty 35 Broadway - Farmington, Maine Compliments of L. W. Harris SPORTING GOODS F. L. Butler Co. BUILDING MATERIALS M THE LAUREL Dealer in DOGS, CATS, WILD ANIMALS . and BIRDS Dr. Frederlck C. Loveyoy OVER-NIGHT CABINS l REGULAR MEALS DENTIST STANWOOD PARK l , 64 Main Street The Largest Zoo in Maine A. S. Pratt, Prop. Fafmingfon, Maine FARMINGTON, - - MAINE Compliments of W. Raymond Davis O. P. STEWART of the Farmington, Maine DAVIS FUNERAL HOME PHONES FARMINGTON Farmers' 38-13 N. E., 142-11 Compliments of Stoddard House Compliments of Maine Consolidated Power Co. Farmington, Maine THE LA Dr. Clyde L. Austin DENTIST FARMINGTON, - - MAINE UREL B DRINK COCA COLA In Bottles Farmington Bottling Co. Farmington, Maine Compliments of Grant's Restaurant FARMINGTON, MAINE SAY IT WITH FLOWERS Let Us Furnish Them for You for All Occasions We Telegraph Flowers Ripley 86 Company FLORISTS FARMIINGTON, - - MAINE For SCHOOL SUPPLIES Of All Kinds Go to W H I T E ' S ON BROADWAY E. Compliments of E. Flood Company THE FAMILY SHOE STORE Everything in FOOTWEAR 84 THE LAUREL GROCERIES AMEAT - FRUIT G M L P eorge c . resson BAKERY PRODUCTS Agent for Universal Laundry of Portland OPTOMETRIST E. A. ODELL Farmington, : Maine Farmington - Both Phones FOR THE STUDENT Complete Lines of CLOTHING SPORTWEAR You Cam See Tlzvese at The Red Store FORD V-8 The F. E. lVlcl..eary Co. Farmington, : : Maine GEORGEYS FAMOUS HOT DOG STAND Farmington, : Maine Compliments of Dr. E. E.. Russell THE 'LAUREL 85 J. W. Russell F Starbrrd Lumber Co. Dealer in DRY GOODS Strong, Maine BOOTS - SHOES LONG LUMBER and BUILDING SUPPLIES CLOTHING 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 WILTON, MAINE IQIOME APPLIANCES Pianos - Radios - Washers - Refrigerators Sales-Service Ba,iley's Music Store Wilton Livermore Falls Trust Company LIVERMORE FALLS, MAINE Most Up-to-date Equipment SAVINGS DEPOSITS UP TO S5,000. INSURED BY FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION THE LAUREL HEBRO 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 every dayj INDOOR SWIMMING POOL fWater at seventy degrees summer and winterj INDOOR SQUASH COURT INDOOR TRACK Extra Large Especially constructed BASKET BALL FLOOR. 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. year. RALPH L. HUNT, Principal, HEBRON, MAINE. Axrtngraphn Autngraphn +++++++++ +++-V+' TATE THEATRE Y POPULAR PRICES Latest in Photoplays NEVV COMFORT.fXUl,li SEATS HIZA LTHFUI. 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