Farmington High School - Laurel Yearbook (Farmington, ME)

 - Class of 1937

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fi 1, : ,: 4. :: :: .ff It-: : :: :: 1 :: :: ,:: :: : :: C :. 2 :: .31 , I X I I I if E I may I I PUBLISHED BY THE I I STUDENTS OF THE VOLUME XXXIII '. NUMBER I . fi FARMINGTON I ! Q HIGHSCHOOL i i 5.: T--:::.4... :: : :4 5., W :: : :: :: : :: 1 ..::: :: , :Q :iz FARMINGTON, MAINE, JUNE, 1937 Laurel Board Clllustrationj .... LAUREL 'BOARD ......,............... Faculty Qlllustrationj ....., Fixculxrv .......:........... SENIOR SECTION -5 Table of Contents PAGE U ...... .4 U2 .. 3 Class Portraits and VVrite-ups 5 I-Ionor Parts .........................I...... ..... I 3 Class-Day Parts ....... ..... 2 S UNIIEII CLASSES ........,........:................. ..... 4 I2 Under Class Ofnccrs Qlllustrationj A T H L IETI CS Football fIllustrationj .,..... Football ........................., ......, Track lilllustrationj .................. 42, -l-5 43 -HS Cross Country flllustrationj ....... ..... -l Ii Track ,........................................ Cross Country ...I.... Girls' Basketball ....... Boys' Boys' Basketball flllustrationj Basketball ...............,.,..,,..... ..... 47 47' 47 -L7 43 ATHLETICS PAGE Girls' Basketball QIllustratioIIj .....,...,,. 48 Boys' Baseball ............................,., ....., 4 9 Girls' Baseball ....,.........,.,.......... . .,... -I9 Boys' Baseball Clllustrationj ....... ...... 5 0 Girls' Baseball Ullustrationj ....... ...... 5 0 ACTIVITIES Debating Club CIllustratio1Ij Debating Club Report ,.,..........,,. ...... 5 1 Musical Activities .................,,,.,,,, 52 Student Council Clllustrationj ...,.. 53 Hi-Life Board flllustrationj ...,., .. 53 Orchestra flllustrationj ....,,,,,,,,,,: ,,,.,, 5 -I String Ensemble fIllustrationj Bancl flllustrationj ,..., .........,,.,,,.,, , , 55 Glee Club flllustrationj ..,..,.,,...,.,,, I ,,,,,, 55 " Dust of the Road I' Cast flllustrationj 56 Senior Play Cast flllustrationj ........ 56 SCHOOL CALENDAR ..,,,,, ,,,,,, 57 ALUMNI ..........,,..,..,.. ,,,,,, 5 9 .IXDVERTISEINIENTS .... ...... 6 5 n V THE LAUREL LAUREL BOARD Front row: C. Adams, E. VVheeler, Mrs. Marion S. Bryant, N. O'Regan, Miss 'Iva P. Seeley Second row: B. Henderson, L. VVoI'thley. M. Olson, G. Briggs, B. Vvhitney, M. Hagerstrom Third row: N. Blanchard, E. Hall. Jr., C, Berry, C. Keene, R. Nickerson, D. Bryant, W. Starbird Laurel Board Ed'z'to1'-'z'11.-Clzicf ........ BARBARA WIII'l'NEY '37 Class Editors ............ WILLIAM STARIIIRD '37 DARRELL BRYANT '38 CLAYTON KEIZNE '39 CARoI.I.NN ADAMS '40 Bxzxizzoss Managc'1', RICHARD NICICERSON '37 Ad'z'm'ti.vi11g Manager, NIi'l"l'IIE O'REf:AN '37 flxsfstrtlrt li'llIlIllgCl'S, NORMAN BLANCHARII '38 ELDEN H:XLL, JR. '38 Exclzatzgo Manager. MAIIEL HACIERSTROIVI ..-8 fillllllllf Editor ...... BEATRICE PIENDERSON '37 Srlzool-Calendar Editor, my LAURA xVORT1fILEY '38 Athletics Editor ............ CLAYTON BERRY '37 Photographs Editor .......... MARY OLSON '37 Tyffists ........................ GERALDINI: BRIGGS '37 ELIQANOR WHEELER '37 Faculty Adzfisers ............ MARION S. BRYANT IVA P. SEELEY 'l' l-I li l. A U R E l. 3 FACU LTY Front row: Miss Tarr, Mrs. Miner, Mr. Gould, Miss Howard, Mrs. Bryant Second row: Miss Perkins, Miss Sommer, Miss Carter, Mrs. Webster, Miss Seeley Third row: Miss' Pinkham, Mr. Applin, Miss Moore FACULTY PIENRY li, APPLIN: ll. S.- New Hamp- shire University: North Eastern Coaching School, Boston, Mass.: Taught: Mont- pelier High School, Montpelier, Vermont: Farmington - Sciences: Athletics. NlARION Sournwicic BRYANT: Farming- ton State Normal School: Summer work at Castine Normal, 'Bates College. Maine School of Commerce, University of New Hampshire: Taught: Rural schools in Madison and Moscow, Grade 6 in Sanforfl, Grammar schools in Bingham and Solon, Rural supervisor at Emhclen, High School in Solon: Farmington-English. MARIAN A. CARTER! B. A.-University of Maine: Bangor Maine School of Com- merce: Taught: Sherman High School: Farmington - Mathematics and Commercial Subjects. CLARENCE N. COULD: B. S.-Bates, Summer work at Bates, Harvard, Spring- field Collegeg Taught: Vtfestbrook Sem- inary, Hingham High School, Buckfield High School: Farmington- Mathematics: Principal. ETHEI. HOWARD: B. S.- Teachers, Col- lege, Columbia University: Farmington State Normal School, Summer work in University of Maine, Clark University: Taught: 5th and 6th Grades, and 9th Grade- History, Farmington, History and English, Farmington, Farmington High School - History. -l THE LAUREL NTAY B. MINER: Rhode Island State Normal Schoolg Extension work at Brown University, Taught: Grades at East Providence, Barrington, 'Warwick, Rhode Island, Mexico, Maine: High Schools: Union Academy, Corinna and Mattanaw- cook Academy, Lincoln, Maine, Barrington High, Barrington, R. I., Farmington High -Latin, Civics. Domus BIOOREI B. A.-Colby College '333 M. A.-Boston University '34, Farmington State Normal Summer School '35, Private tutor, Arlington, Mass., Farm- ington - Mathematics, Commercial a n cl Social Subjects. IOLA PERKINS: Farmington State Nor- mal Schoolg American Institute ot Normal M e t h o cl s, Auburndale, Massachusetts 3 Taught: Assistant Superintendent of Train- ing and Critic Teacher at Farmington State Normal Training School, Public Schools, F31'1l1lUgtO11 - Music. ARLINE I. PINKHAM: B. S.-Farming- ton State Normal School 5 Summer work at Cornell University: Taught: Caribou High School, Farmington- Vocational Home Economics. Iva P. Sisismay: B. L. I.-Emerson College of Oratoryg Summer school at Uni- versity of W'isconsin, Farmington-Eng- lish and Dramatics. PAULINE L. SOMMI-:nz Maine School of Commerce, Auburn, Maine, Shaw Business College, Portland, Maine: Summer work at .Bates College, Simmons Collegeg Taught: Canaan, New Hampshire: Farmington- Conimercial Subjects. FLORA Timm: A. B.-Bates: Farming- ton State Normal School, Taught: Strat- ford, New Hampshire, Fil.l'1l1l1'1g'lQO1'l- French, Biology. lXflARAr1 S'r1iv1aNs W131zs'r1zR: Kents Hill Seminary, Adelphi College, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y.g Summer work at Uni- versity of Vermont, Taught: Bar Harbor, Skowhcgan, Lewiston, Sanford, Substitute half year F. S. N. S., Public Schools, Farm- ington - Art. , I N fir' XAQJW cfai --..... zgiviii-f fI,5,,,:' Svvniur Srrtinn AUSTIN, Nlil.SON IDLNGLIQY College Preparatory Course " SON NY " Motto: " A Workman is known by his words." Student Council 3, -I-5 Hi-Life Board 31 Football l, 2, 3, 4, Captain -L: Basketball 2, 3. 43 Baseball l, 2, 3, 43 Track 35 Tratiic Officer 3, 45 Hi-Life Minstrel, lnterlocutor 3: .One-Act Play Contest, " The Butler " 33 Junior Speaking Finals 33 "Sunset" 4: Debating Club 1, 3, 4, Vice President 3, President 43 Bates Debate League Finals -lg "Coontown VVedding" 35 "Taking the Count " -lg Thanksgiving Concert 25 Students' Day, Teacher 3, -t, Superintendent 35 Boys' Glee Club 1. 35 Boys' Chorus 2, 'l'eaxn Captain, Crowell Contest 45 Class History -L, C0771-lHl'l1f .' " For v'vn though 1'u1rr111i.tl1vd. hu would argue still." BALLIQY, XIERNA IELAINR College Preparatory Course Motto: " Success in life is determined b ' the manner in ' Y !Y y wluch each days tasks are performed, Committee for One-Act Play, "Vl"hile the Toast Burns" 35 Class Secretary 3, -lg Trafhc Oilicer 4. D Commvnl: "PVs soon depend lll701l' th1's f1'z'cna'." BENSON C1.A1uaNC1a E. Colleffe Prc arator f Course J ei 5 " M LTTT " Motto: " Deeds are males and words are females." Cross Country 3, 45 Baseball 45 Basketball, Manager 45 " Coontown Wedding" 35 "A Good Egg" 45 Class Prophecy 43 " The Honietown Revue " 4. Co1n1ncut.' 'Nl little man may cast a great shadow." BERRY. CLAYTON General Course 'f CLAYT " Motto: " The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed." Football 2. 3, 43 Baseball l., 2, 3, -lg Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain -L: l-li-Life 2, 3, 4g Athletic Editor of l.Au1u2L 43 Chair- man of Executive Committee 3, 45 Fair Committee lg Junior Prom Committee 3: Traffic Officer 3. 45 Students' Day, Faculty 3, 43 Senior Gift Committee 45 Junior Prom, Usher 1. C0l7H7LL'lIf.' "In sporfx and j0m'm'y.v 111011 are lfll0'ZK'1I.n l - EEEEET iil- THE LAUREL BESSON, GORDON General Course Motto: " Everything's got a moral if only you can find it." Football 3, :lg Traffic Ofticer 45 "A Good Egg" 4. Comment : " Few 'words are basl." BJORKMAN, I-IAYVILLA F. General Course n n Motto: "VVe judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done." Glee Club 25 Thanksgiving Concert 25 Junior Speaking Semi- finals 33 "The Kettle Singing" 33 Students' Day, Student Teacher 3, 45 Baseball 3, 49 Junior Prom Refreshment Com- mittee 3. C0l71rH'lL'lIff "Always merry and bright." BLoDoET'r, ELAINE LILLIAN Commercial Course " LAN EY " Motto: "lf your lips would keep from slips Five rules observe with careg To whom you speak, Of whom you speak, And how, and when, and wheref, Oftice 35 Traliic Ofhcer 45 School Fair Committee 1, 23 Assistant Treasurer 25 Librarian 33 Junior Prom Decorations 33 "A Good Egg" 45 junior Speaking Semi-finals 37 LAUREL Board, School-Calendar Editor 3. Comment: "Quiet people are 'welcome cz1e1'y1t'hr:rc'." BONNEY, EVA E. College Preparatory Course Motto: " The poorest way to face life is to face it with a. sneer," Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 45 Baseball 23 Class Editor, LAUREL Board 1. 35 junior Prom Decorating Committee 3, Chair- mang Traffic Officer 3, 45 Junior Speaking, Semi-finals 33 Hi- Life Board, Sports Editor 43 " Coontown Wedding " 3g Hallowe'en Party, Decorating Committee 33 Class Gift Committee 43 Hi-Life Minstrel 3, Ballet, Afterpiece, Dancer 4g Presentation of Class Gifts 45 Students' Day, Teacher 4. Comment: " The girl -who made mirth for us all." T H E L A U R E L BRIGGS, GERALDINE O. Commercial Course " GERRY " Motto: "It isn't the motto you hang on the wall, But the motto you live that counts." Girls' Glee Club lg Hi-Life Minstrel, Chorus 43 Students' Day, Student 'Teacher 3, 43 LAUREL Typist 45 Senior Gift Com- mittee 4. Commcul: "Her vmicv was ever' soft and gentle." CALLAHAN, W ILLIAM EDWARD General Course cz u Motto: "When business interferes with pleasure lay busi- ness aside." Hi-Life Minstrels 3, 43 Assistant Manager. Football 1, 2, Decorating Committee, Fair 1, 2: Baseball 25 Track 4. Commmlt: "As long l1.7f'L'S a merry heart as at sad." CAMPBELI., HUGH J. Commercial Course Motto: "Honesty is the best policy." Ring Committee 3: Executive Committee 3, 4: Student Teacher, Students' Day 3, 45 "A Good Egg" 4. Com-mont: "Steady of hear! and stout of hm-rd." CHAPMAN, GEORGE WINFRE11 General Course "PEANUT" Motto: "It's surprising what a little man can do." Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 43 Band 3, 4: Boys' Glee Club 1, 25 Boys' Chorus 31 "Bamboo Box " 13 " The Pampered Darling " 25 I-Ii-Life Minstrel 3, 49 Basketball 1, 2, 33 Track 45 " Coon- town Wedding" 3: Junior Speaking Semi-finals 35 Handel-Bach Concert 3: F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 2, 39 Thanksgiving Concert 3, 45 F. G. S. and F. H. S. Concert 2, 3, 4: Trumpet Soloist 1, 2, 3, 4: Inter-School Cabarets 3: Graduation Soloist 42. Last Chapel Address 4g Fair Committee 3: Property Com- mittee of Senior Play, "A Good Egg " 4. , Common-t.' "Say it with music." THE LAUREL COLBURN, CLYMENA Commercial Course Motto: 'f Give the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." " Sunset ", Property Committee 45 " The Ghost Hunters", Property Committee 45 "A Good Egg ", Usher and Property Committee 45 Junior Prom, Refresllment Committee 35 Glee Club 15 Students' Day, Student Teacher 35 Baseball 4. Comment: " Happy am I5 from care I'm free!" COLBURN, CUVIER J. General Course " CUPIE " Motto: "lf you want a thing done, do it yourself." Baseball 25 Crowned King of F. H. S. 25 Fair Committee, Beano Booth 2, 35 Football 3, 4. Com-ment : " The shaping of our lives is our own work." CONWAY, FRANK GREGORY General Course UFRANKIEH Motto: "Running is of no use5 the thing to do is start on time." Hockey 15 Fair Committee 25 Baseball 2, 3, 45 junior Prom Decorating 35 Hallowe'en Party Committee 35 Basketball 3151" The Ghost Hunters " 45 "A Good Egg" 45 junior Prom, sier 1. Comment: "Live 'while you live." COTTON, fXVIS E. College Preparatory Course Motto: " He that never changes his opinion never corrects his m1stakes, and will never be wiser tomorrow than he is today." Baseball 25 Junior Speaking- Semi-finals 35 Senior Play, "A Good Egg " 4. C'omme1'1t.' " PVOmcu of a few words are the bust women." THE LAUREL Caosttv, Gtzoktnz IZ. General Course " BING " Motto: "Life is a jest and all things show it, I thought so once and now I know it." Boys' Glee Club I: Baseball 35 Football 3, -I: Basketball 2, 3, -lg 'Track 3. 45 " 'l'he Bamboo Box " I 3 F. H. S. Fair Com- mittee l: Fair Booth 4: junior l'rize Speaking. Semi-Iinals 3: l-li-I..it'e Minstrel 3, -lg Hi-l..it'e Board 25 Stage Manager. "The Good Egg" 4: Stage Committee, " The Sunset" 4: Stage Com- mittee, " The Ghost Hunters" -lg "Coontown XVeddiug" 3. Cl0ll1lllt'lll.' "ills limb.: tnvrv cur! in manly -mould, I'or lmrtly .rfforls or coufvx! hold." Davis, I-IOLMAN CRAIG General Course " DAVE " Motto: " My business is not to remake myself, but to make the absolute best of what fiocl made." School Fair Committee 2: Class Ring Committee 3: Junior Prom Committee 35 Announcements Committee -lg I-Ii-Life Minstrel 43 Football l, 2, 45 Basketball l, 2, 43 Baseball 1, Q, 3, 4: I-loekey 22. CUllIl7Il'llf.' "Hn alone has lost Ihr' arf lo lim- who L'lIlll10l win new f1'ientls." Famutxn, Mfotjoniia V. College Preparatory Course " MARI " Motto: "To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue." Comrmral: "The rvfoarrl for ri llting rightly done is lo lmw dont' tl.' HIiNIJIiRSt7N, Iiiafvriucia C. College Preparatory Course " BETTY " Motto: "The way to bliss lies not in beds of down, And he that had no cross deserves no crowufl Orchestra l, 72, 3, -tg String Ensemble 3, -lg Glee Club I, 2, 3, 43 Fair Committee lg "Bamboo Box " 1: lixecutive Com- mittee Blg Freshman Reception 225 Alumni Night Program 23 Baccalaureate l'rogrant I, ZZ, 35 junior Prom Committee 35 Junior Speaking Semi-nnals 3g Washington Program lg Thanks- giving Cantata lg Hiawatha Concert lg Handel-Bach Concert 225 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 2, 3, 43 Franklin County Teachers' Convention Program 3, 45 Class Trip Committee 3, 4: litter-school Cabarets 35 "The Kettle Singing" 35 Traffic Officer 43 " The Ghost Hunters" 43 Senior Play -lg Lauaizl. Board, Alumni liclitor 43 Student Council 43 Class Will -L: Hi- Life Minstrel 4. C0ll17ll!'lll.' " Tltt' s'a'ucte.ri harmony is Iltc sound of the voice of liar' whom we low." I- f - ...iii -I 'I'-. .I . ,-C., . A I.- A I I I 9' ip, t':-Z Pl' . .rt , A -, r -.it t, M. . E' "ts , pf' lf. tl' 7 ..,,Ai t' "Ll,-Q',T t 1 .1 ti- C L , .1 -, -j P ,J 1:1 . . , 9 I I I I I I I I I I I It I R t I I t I I I I THE LAUREL HISCOCK, MAURICE D. General Course " HESS " Motto: The foundation for a career is not always built out of A's, but 1110176 often out of " C " ment. " The Home Town Revue " 4. Com1m-111: "Each man- makes his own stature." HISCOCK, ROLAND V. Commercial Course Motto: "Even the fellow who knows it all can learn a little by experience." Comment: "Nothing is achieved 'without toil." HOBERT, HELEN DOROTIAIY Commercial Course Motto: " Where there's a will, there's a way." Comment: "0h! shy and honest maiden." HODGKINS, ELIZABEMI B. College Preparatory Course "LIBBY" Motto : " Benevolent feeling ennobles the most trifling actions." Student Council 2, 3, Secretary 4.3 Hi-Life Board 2, 3, 4g Junior Speaking Finals 33 junior Prom, General Chairman 33 " While the Toast Burns" 33 " The Good Egg " 43 Assistant Manager, Girls' Basketball 33 Manager, Girls' Basketball 43 LAUREL Committee 13 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 33 F. H. S. and F. G. S. Concert 3 3 Livermore Falls and Farmington Cabaret 33 Glee Club 3, 43 Musical Comedy, General Chairman 43 Announcement Committee 43 Room Manager, Crowell Con- test 33 Student Day Nominating Committee 33 Fourth Honor 43 Traffic Oflicer 3, 4g April Fool Party, Chairman Refreshment Committee 33 School Fair, Chairman Advertising Committee 33 Office 45 F. H. S, and F. G. S. Concert 43 Hi-Life St. Pati-ick's Party, Decorating Committee. Covmuc-r1t.' "Au effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves." THE LAUREL HODGKINS-, VIRGINIA College Preparatory Course Motto: " Experience teaches slowly at the cost of mistakes." Girls' Glee Club 2, 3, 45 Handel-Bach Concert 25 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 25 Thanksgiving Concert 25 F. G. S. and F. H. S. Concert 35 F. H. S. and F. S. N. S. 35 Cabaret 35 F. H. S. and F. G. S. Concert 45 Room Manager, Crowell Con- test 25 Traffic Oliicer 45 " Sunset " 45 Junior Speaking Semi- tinals 35 Hi-Life 45 Musical Comedy 45 Executive Board 3, 45 Assistant Business Manager of Senior Play 45 Refreshment Com- mittee Junior Party 35 Leader of Devotions, Last Chapel 4. C011lHlL'11f.' "A 1111:rry laugh is .rtmshine in the house." KERSHNER, Donornv E. General Course u n Motto: "What is worth doing is worth doing well." Comment: "A 'woman with zz fmssion for club work." LANE, IVA VIRGINIA Home Economics Course Motto: "The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed." junior Prom Decorating Committee 35 Hi-Life Staff 3, 45 Student Librarian 3, 45 Class Treasurer 3, 45 Curtis Magazine Contest, Manager 35 Thanksgiving Concert 35 Cabaret 35 Glee Club 3, 45 Class Gift, Chairman 45 Hi-Life Minstrel. Refresh- ment Chairman 3, 45 Hallowe'en Party, Decoration Chairman 35 Freshman Reception Committee 25 F. G. S. and F. H. S. Con- cert 3, 45 Senior Play, Property Committee 45 Fair Booth Com- migee 25 Baccalaureate Program 3, 45 Students' Day, Faculty 3, . C0I11f1J1l'1l4i.' "Your genilmicm shall force, more than your form mom- us to genflvm'.r.r." L1T'r1.EF1r:Lo, G. ALDEN General Course Mlotto: " Never worry about tomorrow until tomorrow comes. Room Chairman 15 Athletic Treasurer 15 " Elmer " 15 Hockey 1, 25 Boys' Chorus 1, 25 "While tl1e Toast Burns " 35 Junior Prom Committee 35 Ring Committee 35 Football, Assistant Manager 3, Manager 45 " Ghost Hunters " 45 Senior Play 45 Traiiic Officer 45 Presentation of Gifts 45 Hi-Life Minstrel 4. COHl111t'1Iff "Mischief than art afoot." THE LAUREL LUCI-1, ELEANOR MARION General Course " NANNI E " Motto: "If you say nothing, nobody will repeat it." Girls' Baseball 3. Comment: " What sweet delight rr quiet Iifc affords." LUCE, LAURENCE C. General Course " BUDDY " Motto: "Whatever you are by nature, keep to it5 never desert your own line or talent." Class President 1, 2, 3, 45 Class Marshal 1, 2, 3, 45 Address of Welcome, Class Day 45 Presentation of Class Gift 45 Traffic Officer 3, 45 Chairman, Executive Committee 25 April Tangle 25 Saint Patricks Party 25 Hallowe'en Party 35 Freshman Recep- tion 25 Two One-Act Plays 35 Class Committee, LAUIUQL 1: President Class Trip Association 1, 2, 3, 43 Prom Decorating Committee 35 Students' Day, Teacher 45 "Bamboo Box " 15 " Pampered Darling " 25 "The Kettle Singing" 35 " The Ghost Hunters " 45 " A Good Egg" 45 Orchestra 1, 2, 3, -15 Glee Club 1, 33 Boys' Chorus 2. 45 Handel-Bach Concert 35 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 2, 35 Thanksgiving Concert 3, 45 F. G. S. and F. H. S, Concert 2, 3, 45 Inter-School Cabaret 3, Student Conductor 35 Hi-Life Board, Gossip Column 2, Editor-in-Chief 3, 45 Hi-Life Minstrels, General Chairman 3, 45 Assistant Di- rector 35 Music Director 3, 45 Dramatic Director 45 " The Home Town Revue", Director 45 Alumni Night Program 35 Junior Prize Speaking, Finals, First Prize5 Lydia O. Spear, Semi- Finals, First Place5 Finals, Third Prize. C'om1m':1f: " The sum of wisdom is, that the time is 1-wvcr lost lhaf 15 devoted to work." MEISNER, MERVILLE General Course " J ACK " Motto: " One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a man." Track 3. Co'mmcnf.' ".S'lo'zt'ly lm-I safely." MORSE, PHILIP ARTHUR General Course " PHIL " i Motto: "Don't be afraid to admit you're wrong. Who knows, maybe you are." Hi-Life Staff 15 Assistant Track Manager 35 "Out of. the Darkness " 3: " Coontown Wedding" 35 Junior Speaking Finals 3, Second Prize 3. Com1nent.' "Less haste, more speed." THE LAUREL NICKERSONV, RICHARD L, College Preparatory Course Motto: " One may be better than his reputation but never better than his principles." Chairman, Fair Connnittee 13 "Bamboo Box" lg Student Council l, 2. 3, -1, President 4g Boys' Glee Club 33 Debating 3, 4, Bates Debating League 3, 4, State Finals 43 junior Speaking Finals 33 Trafiic Ohicer 3, 43 Assistant Business Manager, LAUREL 3. Business Manager 43 Freshman Reception 2, 43 Student Faculty 3, Principal 43 Manager of Crowell Magazine Contest 43 Chairman, Magazine Contest Party 43 Manager, County Fair Booth 43 " Sunset " 43 Hi-Life Minstrel 43 " Home Town Revue" 43 Cross Country 2, 3, 43 Track -13 Class Day Oration. Comment: "One good hcaa' is bvttcr than a hundred good hands." Omzu.. LEON Nouron Commercial Course Motto: " No good thing is accomplished without a struggle." Orchestra 2, 3, 43 Music Festival, Mechanic Falls 3: Music Festival, Rumford 45 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 33 Caba- ret. Livermore Falls and Farmington 33 Handel-Bach Concert 2: F. G. S. and F. H. S. Concert 3, 43 Thanksgiving Concert 2. 33 " The Kettle Singing ", Stage Committee 3g "Sunset", Stage Committee 4: " The Ghost Hunters", Stage Committee 43 "A Good Egg ", Stage Committee 43 Junior Prom Committee 35 Students' Day, Stuclent Teacher 4. Comment: " Lvt him who kno'w.v the im'tt'nmt'nt play -upon it." OLSON, NIARY M. Commercial Course Motto: "One step at a time but always forward." Hi-Life Staff, Typist 43 Announcement Committee 4g Photograph Editor 4. Comment: "' Loztv, stcievtttcs-Y, tloodtnxr-Y, in her' llvrson shinc'a'." O'REGAN, NETTL13 Home Economics Course Motto: "A smile for all3 the greeting glad, A jovial coaxing way she had." Glee Club l, 2, 3, 43 Vice President 35 Hiawatha Cantata 13 Washington Cantata lg Thanksgiving Concert 23 Handel- Bach Concert 23 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 2, 33 F. G. S. and F. H, S. Concert 2. 3, -13 "Municipal Davenport " 33 "While the Toast Burns" 33 Hi-Life Minstrels 3, 43 Junior Speaking Semi-finals 33 Junior Prom Connnittee 33 Musical Comedy 43 Assistant Advertising Manager of LAUREL 33 Man- ager 4g Halloween Party Committee 33 Cabaret 33 Bacca- laureate Program 31 Alumni Night l. Commvnt: "AIack! Tltvrt' Iivs more peril in thine eyes than twenty of their swords." THE LAUREL PULKIN, MARY H. General Course Motto: "Never put off till tomorrow What you can do today." Freshman Reception Committee 25 Executive Committee 25 Girls' Baseball 25 Traffic Officer 3, 45 Class Trip Committee 4. Conzment: "JWith a smile that glowed celestial, rosy red, lo'ue's proper hue.' RANGER, WALTER M. Commercial Course " MIKE l' Motto: " Never do today what can be put ol? until tomorrow." Comment .' " You have beaten the .mail in slowness." RAY, WILMA HELEN College Preparatory Course Motto: "Give the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." . Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 String Ensembles 1, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Class Secretary 1, 25 " Elmer" 15 " The Bamboo Box", Chorus 15 Debating Club, Secretary 2, 3, 4, Bates League Debaters 2, 3, Finals 45 Fair Committee 2, Chair- man 45 Alumni Night Program 1, 2, 35 Junior Speaking Finals, Second Prize 35 junior Prom, Chairman of Executive Com- mittee 35 Cheerleader 1, 2, 35 Washington Program 15 Hia- watha Cantata 15 Thanksgiving Cantata 15 Traffic Officer 3, 45 Student Librarian 45 F. G. S. and F. H. S. Concert 2, 3, 45 Handel-Bach Concert, Solo 25 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S, Concert 2, 35 Thanksgiving Concert 25 Band, Student Conductor 35 Inter-School Cabarets, Student Conductor 35 Music Festival 3, 45 "Coontown Wedding'f, Pianist 35 Hi-Life Minstrel 45 Students' Day, Student Teacher 45 Franklin County Teachers' Convention Program 1, 2, Freshman Reception 25 Valedictory 4. Comment: "Grace silently orders her actions and follows her mozfemeiitsf' SMALL, HATTIE Home Economics Course, Motto: "Never do today what you can put off until to- morrow." Fair Committee 3. Comment: " The virtue lies in the struggle, not the prize." T H E L A U R E L SMITH, IWARIAN H. College Preparatory Course f- TUMP " Motto: " Do unto others as you would that they should do unto yon." Orchestra 2, 3, -ig Girls' Glee Club 3, 43 String Ensemble 3, 4: Class Vice President 1, 2: Trafiic Oiiicer 3, 45 LAUREL Board, Exchange Manager 39 Fair Committee 2: Class Ring Committee, Chairman 35 One-Act Play Contest, " The Bufier " 3: Senior Play, " The Good Egg" 4: junior Prize Speaking Finals 3: Hi-Life Minstrel 43 Handel-Bach Concert 2, Inter-school Cabarets 33 Franklin County Teachers' Convention Program 3, F. H. S. and F. S. N. S. Concert 3: F. G. S. and F. H. S. Concert 3, 45 Vlfestern Maine Music Festival. Mechanic Falls 3, Rumford 4: Salntatory 45 Students' Day, Teacher 3, 4. Commun-I: "Mind cmmol follow it nor 'words r'.1'1u'e.vs hvr 1'1lfl1HfL' .s"zc'cvlnc.r.v."' STARBIRD, WILLIAM EDWARD College Preparatory Course Motto: "Procrastination is the thief of time." Hi-Life Board 2, 3, 43 LAUREL Board, Exchange Editor 2. Class Editor 4: junior Speaking Finals 35 Baseball Manager 43 "Out of the Darkness" 33 "The Kettle Singing" 35 " Coon- town Wedding" 33 Hi-Life Minstrels. Stage Manager 3, -L: " The Ghost Hunters" 4: " Home Town Revue " 4: "A Good Egg " 4: Address to Undergraduates 4. Covnuzmltr " Full of .ron-ua' and fury, signifying nolh1'ng." Srnrsou, DoNAt.n C1-IARLES General Course IK H Motto: " He who works and loves his trade is the one who makes the grade." Common-t: "A friend is, as if were, a second self." SFIBBETTS, E1.A1NIa General Course " TIBB " Motto: " Life is too short to learn by personal experience." Junior Prom Committee 33 Advertising Committee for Junior Olne-Act Plays 3: Student Teacher, Students' Day 3, 4: Ofiice -lg Sixth Honor. COHlNll'H1.' "So more a 'woman in her 'way.r." 43 dab' l .1111-,bib 1 ,gan .' , M , . lt, . iii? ' SJ .... -----l-- J THE LAUREL TITCOMB, .LXLZALEEN College Preparatory Course Motto: " Do your best and the best will come back to you." Orchestra l, 22, 3, 45 Girls' Glee Club l, ZZ, 3, 45 Class Treasurer l, 2g Western State Music Festival I, 3. 4: Tlianks- giving Concert 25 Handel-Bach Concert 25 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 2, 35 F. G. S. and F. H. S. Concerts 3, -lg Junior Speaking, First Prize 3, University of Maine Speaking Contest 35 Inter-School Cztbarets 35 Third Honor, Essay -lg Senior Play 4. Co1m11L'lli.' "Fni!hfuI1w.rs und Sl.llL'L'I'fljl are thc greatest flllillgxfi TITCOMIS, R1cI1ARo ELLIS General Course -1 PEANUT " Motto: " lf your work is only good enough, all other ques- tions answer themselves." Orchestra I, 2, 3, 43 F. S. N. S. and F. H. S. Concert 33 F. G. S. and F. H. S. Concert ZZ, 33 Tlianksgiving Concert 33 Cabaret., Livermore Falls and Farmington 35 Music Festival, Mechanic Fallsg Franklin County Teachers' Convention Pro- gram -lg Assistant Manager, Track 25 Track 3, -lg Cross Country 4. Comnwnh "Silence :lever h1n'I.v,' .rfwcch is llw hurlfnl thing." VVAUGH, E. Dokts Home Economics Course .. DOT ,, Motto: "I can live neither with you nor without you." Glee Club l. Comment: "MorIcsty is the beauty of woman." WAVE, LEMPI IRENE Commercial Course " XVIMPY " Motto: "Civility costs nothing, and buys everything." Basketball 43 Baseball -lg Hi-Life, Circulation Aide 45 Hi- Life Minstrel, Ballet 4. Comment: "lt is bcltcr to be beloved than honored." THE LAUREL Wlamssn, UI.lJliN.A ALICE Commercial Course " DENA " Motto: " Be not merely good, be good for something. VVE can do more good by being good than in any other way." Glee Club 13 Refreshment Committee, Junior Prom 3. Comlnr'nt.' 'lB11lSll1.l1fl is ':'ir'lt1v's color." VVIIEEIER, li1.1sANo1z Fxmxcras General Course Motto: " Be not merely good, be good for something." Basketball 1, 2, 35 I-AUlui1. Board, Typist -lg Office 4. Con1nn'nl.' "' Gunllv nmirlvnx do nol often ducci2'u." W'n1'rx1ax', liixlumlm College Preparatory Course " BARR " Motto: " Friendship is the wine of life." Students' Day, Member of School Board 43 " While the Toast Burns," Stage Committee 35 Basketball 2, 3, 43 Baseball. Assistant lllzxnager 3, Mazinger -lg Viee President 3, -lg Class Trip Association, Ollice -lg Trzxflie Committee 4. Comment : 'would .vu l1f10.s't' W I-I1'l"I'IIiR, A 1 1 .YO DA Motto : Secretary and Treasury l. ZZ, 3. 45 Hockey lg Officer 3, 45 liditor-in-Chief, LALnu5L -lg Fair Such an am'rzuln'ln1iny rnxh of 'zuorrls llzal you many bells tc'vl'z' .wi going." CLAR 1: Home Economics Course "A good laugh is sunshine in a home." Glee Club l, 23, 3, -lg I-liawntha Cantata lg lVashingtun Can- tata lg 'flizniksgiving Concert 225 Cabaret 35 Handel-Biach Con- cert 2: F. S. N. S. :md 17. H. S. Concert 22. 3: F. l-I. S. and F. G. S. Concert 2, 3. 45 Fair Committee 2g Ring Committee 3: junior Speaking Semi-Enals 33 " Elmer " I g " Pampered Darling " IQ, "Singing Kettle " 33 "Bamboo Box" lg Class Executive Committee 23 llaccalanreate Program 3. Comment: NBL'H'llf!-f1l1 flo1w1'.r are .soon ln'clcvd." i , i .i, - , , i ,. .,. ...V.'.I.V,m,.. . 1, ' E.tfa'g.L,' 'i i ' l f ti or g Q 5 'f r-, 4, bf J 'J".,..- , V L. 18 THE LAUREL , . --LII VVRIGHT, IVIILIJRED LOUISE College Preparatory Course " MILLIE " Motto: " Virtue is like a rich stone-best plain set." Fair Committee 1: Freshman Reception Committee 25 Class Executive Committee 23 Junior Prom Committee 33 "NVhile the Toast Burns" 33 Tratiic Officer 3, -lg Business Manager of Prophecy 4. Senior Play 45 Athletic Association, Room Treasurer 25 Class Comment: "HU .va-'zu her charming, but hc san' nal half the charms her dozvncnsi moclvsiy concualvrl." 52:23 Ll-J HONOR STUDENTS OF CLASS OF 1937 VALEDICTORY Xfaledigtory -U ,,,,,,,,, VVILMA R-XY Memoirs of Maine Salutatory .,,,. Third Honor ..... Fourth Honor ........ Fifth Honor Sixth Honor NIARIAN SMIT n IXLZALEEN TITCOMU ELLZABETH HODGKINS VVILLIAM S'rAR1:IRn ELAINE T1 mxerrs TT' CLASS DAY PARTS Address of 'Welcome ........ LAURENCIZ LUCE yVi11 ,.,,,,,,,,,,,,4,,,r,,,i.,,i, Bearmciz PIENDERSON History ,,,-, ,.,,..,,., N ELSON AUSTIN Oration ...,.................... RICHARD NICKERSl3N Gifts ...... EVA BONNEY, TFXLIJEN LI'l'Tl.llF.IEl.D Prophecy. CLARENCE BENSON, NTILDRED W'R1c:uT TY' SPEAKERS AT SENIOR BANQUET Toastmaster .................,...... LAURENCE LUCK Toast to Boys ,,,,, ...,,.,. E LAINE BLODGETT Toast to Girls ,,,,...,,... EDWARD CALLAHAN Toast to Athletics ............ CLAYTON BERRY Toast to Dramatics ..... Avis COTTON Toast to Music ..... .................. I VA LANE Toast to Faculty .. BARBARA VVIIITNEY HE Pine Tree State, long a Mecca for sportsmen and a favorite summer re- sort, has lured thousands of visitors to her lakes, woods. rivers, and shores. Few states of the Union can boast of natural attractions equal to those of Maine. XVithin her borders are lofty mountains. rich valleys, rolling hills, level plains. vast forests, beautiful waterways- even a desert or two. Along her shores one may lind rocky clitfs. quiet, secluded coves, bays dotted with wooded islets, and seemingly endless stretches of sand. Yet there is another side to Maine, an added attraction which almost all of the visitors and. sad to relate, many of her sons and daughters overlook: the lure of the state's past. Tourists may speed over the roads, sportsmen may hunt or fish, society may throng' the beaches. yet never realize that they are in a land replete with historic interest as fascinating' as fiction. Several industries had their beginning' in Maine. The lirst cotton mill, woolen mill, paper mill. snowshoe factory, carding mill, and grist mills were established in the Pine Tree State. Our manufactures are of i1n- portance, some of the largest woolen, pulp, THE LAUREL 19 paper, and wood-working mills being sit- uated here. A. Hyatt Verrill in his book "Romantic and Historic Maine" states, "Although not usually regarded as a mineral producing or a mining state, yet Maine's mineral products are of tremendous importance. Her granite quarries produce over two million dollars worth of stone annually." In addition to the granite there are quantities of feldspar, clays, and mica. Doubtless it will surprise many to learn that Maine produces a greater variety of precious and semi-precious stones than any other region in the world except Brazil. Among the gems obtained from the Paris Hill deposits are the largest beryls in the world, the world's largest aquamarines, the world's finest precious tourmalines, ame- thysts, garnets, chrysoberyls, rose quartz, and pink, green, blue, and yellow tourma- lines. In Norway shops are sold local gems and Maine pearls set in Maine gold. For many a year, more than half the sea- going vessels built in the United States were launched from Maine shipyards. So rapidly did the shipbuilding industry grow that it was almost impossible to keep track of the ships built on the Kennebec River. At one period over forty ships were under con- struction in the Bath yards at the same time, while as many more, which had been re- cently launched, were being fitted for sea. But with the advent of iron ships and steam, Maine's shipbuilding was doomed. The coast and interior of Maine abound in history and romance, but time will per- mit me to recount only a part of this. As early as 1614 Maine was explored and mapped by Captain John Smith. The first incorporated town, York, the first established court and the first deed conveying land in New England were recorded in this state. At Mt. Desert Island was built the first monastery in the United States east of Cali- fornia. The oldest Indian mission, the old- est church, and the oldest cemetery in New England are in our state. The first trading post was on the Kennebec River. The Hrst ship built in North America, the " Virginia," was launched at Popham Beach in 1608. At Hunnewell Point nearby, the first British settlement in New England was established under the leadership of Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Humphrey Gilbert. Although this colony did not endure for long, it led to the settlement of Maine. In 1814 the British brig " Boxer " and the American brig " En- terprise " met between Monhegan and Pema- quid in the first naval battle between the United States and a foreign power. Along the shores of Maine cruised Leif Ericsson and his Norsemen. Across the pages of her history have stalked many notable figures. Champlain discovered Mt. Desert Island and explored the Penobscot and Kennebec Rivers. Baron de Castin, in whose honor Castine was named, did much to create good feeling between the colonists and the Indians, he himself marrying an Indian princess. Sir Francis Hawkins led the way to the founding of a trading post on the Kennebec River by loading his ship with Maine furs. Benedict Arnold made his famous march through our state. The first court and the first organized govern- ment in New England were established by Sir Ferdinando Gorges at York. Captain George VVaymouth captured five Indians on Monhegan Island and presented them at the English Court, on account of information obtained from these Indians, plans were made for the settlement of Maine. Marie Antoinette would have escaped to Maine but was beheaded before she could reach the ship placed at her disposal by Captain Clough of VViscasset. From obtainable data it would appear that in proportion to her population, Maine has produced more well-known, world-famous men and women than any other state of the Union. Among these people are included the poet Longfellow, whose birthplace was Portlandg James G. Blaine of Augusta, one of the most outstanding personages in United States history, who was at one time a presidential candidate, and was Secretary of State under Garfield and Harrisong l L.. 20 T H E L Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House of Representativesg Sir VVilliam Phipps, the treasure finder and a Royal Governor 5 Gen- eral Knox, Secretary of VVar in Vifashing- ton's Cabinet, Lillian Nordica, our famous singerg and Hannibal Hamlin, vice-presi- dent under Lincoln. A Mr. Verrill has published the following unique facts: The name " Bangor " was given to that city by mistake. It was intended that it should be called " Sunnyside "3 but when the clerk asked the representative, who was whistling, what the name was, he, thinking the clerk meant the tune replied, " Bangor." The clerk thanked him and filled in the nameg and " Bangor " the town remained. Muscongus, or Loudis Island. which is near Bristol, is an independent republic. How it happened, no one appears to know, but years ago when the United States gov- ernment made a survey of Maine, Muscon- gus Island was overlooked and omitted from the maps. The mistake was not rectified. Nevertheless, the inhabitants continued to pay taxes to Bristol until the presidential vote was cast for Lincoln. Through the votes of Democratic Muscongus, Republican Bristol had a Democratic majority. It was then that 4' some brilliant genius " remem- bered that Muscongus was a "no-man's" land and caused the Nluscongus votes to be counted out. The islanders held a meeting, agreed that their slogan should be. 'fNo votes, no taxes," and defied the officials to collect. From that time to the present they have m a i n t a i n e d their independence. Although the people are legally without a country, the Hag of the United States flies over the island. Many interesting stories, which I should like to recount to you. might be told about towns of Maine. The history of our state is well worth reading and studying, and it is truly regrettable that her past is so little known by her visitors and especially by her sons and daughters. AUREI. CI.AssMA'res 1 As we travel through Maine, we see stone walls beside the roads, some of these have been well-constructed and are still solid, while others have been poorly built and have fallen into ruin. The stones in the walls can be compared to problems which we shall have to meet in our lives. VVhether our walls are made of securely or insecurely placed stones depends on what character- istics we show when solving each problem. If we are impatient, timid, careless in our habits, and make too-hasty decisions, our structure will be so weakened that it will soon crumble. But if we are persevering, courageous, desirous of giving and doing only our best, and make decisions after care- ful consideration, our walls will be firmly cemented by those traits and will endure many storms. During the past four years which we have spent together in work and play we have been laying foundations. These years, never to be forgotten, have been happy and profit- able. Tonight may be the last time we shall be united. Possibly some of us may never meet again. Each one of us will now begin in earnest to build the walls of his life upon those foundations which he has been laying. Each will rise according to the course the builder takes in its construction. In his poem, " The VVays ", John Oxenham gives an appropriate, guiding thought which we might well follow: " To every man there openeth A way. and ways, and a wayg And the high soul climbs the high way. And the low soul gropes the low, And in between. on the misty Hats, 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." Wilma Ray 337. THE LA SALUTATORY N behalf of the class of 19157 it is my happy privilege to welcome you, our be- loved parents and our friends, to these ex- ercises which mark the end of our course in Farmington l-ligh School. We are going forth confidently into the future with the realization that you have done everything possible toward our success. Now it is our responsibility to make you proud of our achievements. liven as I speak. I am reminded how futile are words to express our imnost thoughts, to convey to you our deep ap- preciation that it is largely through your interest and cooperation that the completion of this part of our education has been made possible. The words which come to our minds are the same words which have been repeated again and again on similar oc- casions. Hut for us they have a new and deeper meaning as we, the Class of 1937, welcome you. OUR HERITAGE The heart of almost every man responds in some way to the stirring message of Nature: but as the poet so aptly ex- pressed it, " To him who, in the love of Nature, holds communion with her visible forms, she speaks a various language." God's gift to us. People of Maine, has been the privilege of living in one of the most beautiful spots in our nation, perhaps in the world. But carried along by the swift stream of life. we are often forced to pass by these beauties unheeding. So it is my hope tonight that l may bring back to you a longing for a deeper appreciation of the heritage that is ours. Maine's charm lies not so much in her grandeur as in her simplicity. lf you will come with me along the by-paths of our state, perhaps the journey will recall to you thoughts of once familiar scenes which have been crowded out by the constant demands which Hll our lives. lt is a long journey, but the spirit of Maine. youthful and full UREL 2l of life-giving power, will lend us strength for the way. The morning dew is still upon the grass as we wend our way along the winding lane which leads to yonder orchard. The air is filled with joyous sounds, and our hearts respond in glad refrain. Tiny birds dart here and there among the tender green shrubs which border our path. A long, rambling stone wall overgrown with vines straggles along the way. At the end of the lane, the rails of an old fence, weather- beaten and worn, must be let clown in order that we may pass. At last we reach the orchard. Beautiful trees decked in flowery garments of pink and white stand upon the hillside like lovely bridesmaids in hushed expectancy. The busy hum of bees among the blossoms hlls the air, and here and there a yellow butterfly Hits lazily in the warm sunshine. As with reluctant step we leave the festive scene, the sweet fragrance of the apple blossoms lingers in our memory. See! Here before us is another path beckoning to the depths of a forest. As we reach the entrance to the woods, dainty violets lift their lovely heads to us. Making our way along the edge of a tract of swampy land to higher ground, we catch a glimpse of soft green mosses far within the shadows of the overhanging boughs. The scent of mellow earth mingled with evergreen fills the air. A bright-eyed squirrel scolds' at us as he seampers through the overhanging branches. But hark! I hear the murmur- ing of a brook. Its voice will lead us per- haps to some secluded spot where we may enjoy the coolness of the forest stream. Leaving the path we make our way up a steep embankment in the direction whence the sound comes. At last gaining the sum- mit, we look down upon a lovely mountain brook in the ravine below, pursuing its merry course in a hundred miniature cata- racts. Beside the sparkling waters in the shade of the overhanging branches is a moss-covered bank inviting us to linger by the laughing stream. Dancing spots of sun- shine flickering through the leaves play upon .4 l 1. 22 THE LAUREL the soft grey rocks. And in the depths of a limpid pool a silvery Hash betrays the hiding place of a wary trout. Listen! Was that the snapping of a twig? A slight movement disturbs the foliage. Carefully picking her way toward the tumbling waters is a small doe and at her heels, less cautious, a spotted fawn. Eagerly they taste the cool waters, then, as a gentle breeze carries to them the danger signal, they disappear with graceful bounds into the depths of the forest. With the last van- ishing flash of the white tails our tension relaxes, and our thoughts turn back to the way before us. Refreshed by the peacefulness of this lovely scene, once again we resume our journey. Gradually the murmuring of the little mountain stream fades away, and we find ourselves walking silently along a soft brown carpet. Tall pines like the giant pillars of a mighty cathedral tower above us, catching the secrets of the four winds. Softly they whisper among themselves, and one may well imagine he hears the hushed voices of angels mingled with the rustling of the pines. What lessons they might teach us there in that vast place of worship if we only understood the whispered words! A quiet peace, such as comes to one only in the deeper moments of life, rests upon us as we reverently stand in that hallowed at- mosphere. Filled with this new, rich ex- perienee, we reluctantly direct our steps onward. Not far beyond we enter the open Helds once more. Standing upon a grassy slope we look down at our right upon a tiny village nestled among the hills. Through the green leaves a white church spire, symbol of pur- ity and peace, lifts its slender form toward Heaven. At our left, in the valley below, a silver lake holds the clear reflection of the blue sky. Not a ripple stirs the water, and Heecy clouds are mirrored on 'its smooth surface. Heaven herself is smiling down at her likeness there below. Along the shore slender white hirches lean far out over the clear water, lovely maidens entranced by their own beauty. Mountains, softened by the distance to a deep blue, stand like silent sentinels over the peaceful lake. Far up in an inland cove the mournful cry of a loon re-echoes weirdly across the still water. But we must hasten on. Soon a broad expanse of newly-mown meadow land stretches before us, sending forth a mingled aroma of drying grasses and sweet clover. By their death only come such perfections. And now we have traveled many miles to a far different scene. An invigorating breeze greets us, and a new sound falls upon our ears. As we draw nearer a steady beat- ing, slow and rhythmic, gradually grows louder, and we taste the tang of the salty sea. Then, dashing high over jagged rocks, the sea rushes toward us like a thing en- raged, only to fall back again to receive new strength for the next onslaught. Some unseen, unfelt power rules those mighty waves, or breaking loose, they would fall upon us in all their fury. But they are slaves, those waves, driven throughout the ages to the endless task of rising and fall- ing, rising and falling. Far out across the swelling waves a tiny sail gleams in the sunlight. Nearer the shore, the sea's lonely companion, the gull, wheels to and fro, uttering its plaintive cry as it scans the bleak rocks for some small bit which the sea might bring it. And still the waves toil on and on, never resting, never WCZ1l'y- ing. To some small degree we are made to realize the omnipotence of our Creator. 'Wonder ills our being and we stand in awe as we see the glory and might of God. lt is good for us to be here. Then far inland a new voice calls us, and the Spirit of Winter directs us swiftly over paths of time. We finally come to a shadow of the protecting brow of a hill. The silence of winter lies upon the whole valley. Every field, every tree and shrub is sleeping under a soft blanket of pure whiteness. The shadows of day lengthen, twilight broods over the sleeping landg and, rising over the crest of the mountain, the queen of night THE L enters upon her journey across the heavens, shedding a silver sheen on the silent earth. Our journey is ended. Many beauties of our state have been passed by unheeded. Yet it is my earnest hope that from these few glimpses of Nature's wonders we may have gained a fuller appreciation of her hidden secrets, and that in this way we may have become more closely attuned with our Creator. .llarian Svnitlz '37, YT' THE VIOLIN T has always been with a kind of rever- ential awe that l have contemplated that in a world that is constantly changing and improving there is something which cannot be improved because it has already attained perfection. This is true of that hollow wooden box whose four strings. when set in vibration by the bow, send forth tones which hold the whole earth spcllbound. XVe, who are in- clined to ridicule the tallow-candle status of life, must in one instance humbly step aside and pay due homage to those who molded instruments of unsurpassable quality over two centuries ago. Although the violin is very simple in its construction, every detail of shape and po- sition of parts is very important and has been evolved by experts. The violin is the offspring of many gen- erations -Jmf cruder instruments. Its ancestry is enveloped in a mist. livery authority has different conjectures concerning its prede- cessors. ln vain do we search the records of ancient ligypt, Greece and Rome for a stringed instrument played with a bow. However. in India there is an old tra- dition which says that about seven thousand years ago, Ravana, the mythical King of Ceylon, invented a crude bowed instrument and called it "the Ravanastron." To this day the beggars of lndia find comfort by drawing forth its nmted tones from its two strings. ls it not possible that a similar instrument was brought to Europe by conquering East- A UREL 23 ern races and in that way became the seed of our own violin? We know that during the Dark Ages Vagabond minstrels wandered from one European country to another play- ing various kinds of stringed instruments. Because of this, instrumental music was scorned by the church and all respectable people. In the fifteenth century we are con- fronted with the unmistakable sires of our own violin, the viol family. The viols possessed many of the characteristics of modern stringed instruments but were more awkward to handle. VV ith the coming of the viol, the disreputable minstrel ceased to exist and instrumental music was widely used to beautify all of life. .-X century or more later the violin itself received a cordial welcome from many peo- ple throughout Europe. The person who deserves the credit of inventing it was prob- ably either Duiffoprugcar or Gasparo da Salo. The job of perfecting it went forward in leaps and bounds. From the latter half of the sixteenth to the middle of the eigh- teenth, Cremona, Italy, the home of the great violin makers, fairly buzzed with the busi- ness of Fiddle making. Most famous of all her sons was Stradi- varius. There is something about the story of Stradivarius that appeals to everyone. His lifetime of ninety-three years was spent in carving instruments from dawn tillndark. VVhat a monotonous and yet what a grati- fying existence that must have been! Un- like many geniuses Stradivarius was an heir to wealth, and therefore he could experiment unhampered by the necessity of earning bread for his family. He was born in the middle of the seventeenth century, at a pe- riod when many boys cherished the ambi- tion of becoming violin makers. At the age of thirteen, Stradivarius made his first vio- lin in the workshop of his teacher, Nicolo Amati. During his youth and early man- hood he learned every detail of his art and made many fine instruments in the style of his teacher. Between the ages of forty and Efty-five, however, he made few instruments and we know very little about his life at .l Q4 THE L that time. Witliout doubt he was patiently experimenting with the wood. varnish and shape of violins. Although this period was the most unproductive in the quantity of in- struments it was probably the most im- portant, for it was in this period that all his powers as an artist were at play. Being a fine violinist himself, he knew exactly the tone that he wanted in his instruments. At last when most men are thinking of retiring, he began to give the best of his talent to the world. He confidently departed from the traditional style of violin making and for twenty-tive years molded instruments whose tones are the essence of beauty and power. People have payed as high as eighty thousand dollars to possess a " Stradf' A poem by George Eliot, the words of which are attributed to Stradivarius, gives us the spirit in which the Cremonese maker worked: " XVhen any man holds 'twixt hand and chin A violin of mine, he will be glad That Stradivarius lived, made violins And made them of the best. For while God gives them skill l give them instruments to play upon God using me to help Him." Stradivarius and the other Cremonese makers paved the way so that great artists might lay the foundations of modern violin playing. One of these artists was Henri VVieniawski who wrote several violin com- positions among which is the Plonaise Brilliante which I shall play for you tonight. Alszzleczz Tiicmnb 137. TY THE LURE. OF THE OPEN QW many people go through life miss- ing the natural beauties of this uni- verse: the glory of the sunset reflected on the tranquil lake, the star-studded night sky through the treesg the sound of a birds, chorus at morning, the lapping of the waves against the shore, the wind sighing in the treesg the fragrance of the pine or the earthy scent of the cool sod. I know of no better way to benent by these gifts of nature than AUREL to leave our conventional abodes, and roam to where the pine needles will be our carpet and the vast sky our roof. What lover of the outdoors does this scene not lure to thoughts of camping, of sizzling bacon, of the crackling fire? Camping is as old as the human race. ln our country long before Columbus touched the coast, the indians lived under the open sky, gained necessary skill in hunting, hsh- ing, paddling, riding, and in a primitive way overcame the forces of nature. XVhen our forefathers came to dwell in the wilderness, they found it necessary to gain their living much as the Indians. Per- haps, then, our enthusiasm for the freedom of the deep woodland might be due to a racial tendency. Before ISHN. farmers made up seventy- five per cent of the population: but after the Civil VVar the agricultural interests be- gan to give place to the manufacturing and commercial, and the people necessarily be- came urban, in their mode of living. At the beginning of this century, more than one- half the people lived in localities of 3,000 or more. A transformation had gradually resultedg it was no longer necessary to know how to roll a pack, make a fire, blaze trails, and live off the land. Yet. as rapid and inexpensive transporta- tion were developed and camping equipment was improved, people began to have a desire for a closer communion with nature: there- fore modernized roughing it became popular. In recent years, the state governments have done much to make camping more tempting by blazing trails, setting aside areas for motor camps, building fireplaces and shelters, and developing state and national parks. At the beginning of the twentieth century girls' and boys' camps were organized. There are many of these now especially in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Almost every young person who spends a summer at one of these camps has a glorious time that he will never forget. This is partly due to the carefully planned routine which has been proven to be so important to the 1 .1 THE LAUREL '25 success of camping. This includes, for the adventurous, the thrills of swimming, div- ing, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and mountain climbingg and for the more serious minded, an opportunity to indulge their hobbiesg such as, nature study, photography, and arts and crafts. To one who has not been fortunate enough to be apprenticed through formal camping to its a-b-c's, his first experience may be rather unpleasant. I-Ie may bid a cheery farewell and jaunt off to the woods or moun- tains to learn the lore of the outdoor life, but he will probably return with woeful tales of unhappy adventures. It surely does take the joy out of camping to find that one has brought so inuchequipment that he feels more like a paekhorse than a light-hearted hiker. Even this may not be so uncomfort- able as waking in the middle of a night and having that chilly feeling that you didn't bring enough blankets. I am reminded of the camper who took cotton blankets and found them to be rather disagreeable bed- fellows when they had quickly absorbed all the rain which chose to fall on that par- ticular night. After such experiences, he will probably come home and bury his nose in a book concerning the do's and don'ts of camping. However, when the essentials of the art are mastered and one knows how to make himself comfortable, there is no better means of acquiring strength and vigor than by camping. It is indeed a re-birth, physically and mentally. From. the cold clip in the morning to the last song around the dying fire, the flavor of the open air seems to per- vade the soul and make mere living a thrill. To all campers the long summer days seem short and one sees the first shades of night with regret. At evening comes the gypsy romance of the flames. As the embers fade, we reverently acquiesce with Van Dyke in his ode, " God of the Open Air," of which the following is a part: "From the prison of anxious thought that greed has builded, From the fetters that envy has wrought and pride has gilded, From the noise of the crowded ways and the fierce confusion, From the folly that wastes its days in a world of illusion, CAI1, but the life is lost that frets and languishes therelj I would escape and be- free in the joy of the open air." Elisabcflz. Hodgkins 137. TT' OUR BEST-LOVED AMERICAN N the late summer of 1935, probably one of the most widely known and best- loved citizens of the United States met his death in a lonely, remote place in Alaska. It is doubtful if any man without rank or title was ever accorded the homage that was given Will Rogers. The world has been his audience 3 and at his death, the world paid him profound respect. Not one breath of scandal was ever known to have been printed about this ideal American. This, in itself, was an unconscious tribute from our gossip-loving race. VV ill Rogers occupied a tender and unique place in the hearts of the people. There was an atmosphere of friendliness about him that made his death a personal loss to all the world. His was the peak of popularity in what- ever field of endeavor he might for the moment be appearing, His greatest suc- cesses, and those which ,endeared him to countless admirers throughout the civilized world, were made as a motion picture actor, a radio entertainer, and a newspaper col- unmist. First rank in any of these great enterprises is assurance of fameg but added to these was his prestige as at stage enter- tainer. after-dinner speaker, unofficial statesman, aviation exponent, and amateur sportsman. As an actor, both on the screen and stage, he essayed many roles and performed them with a rare skill that others could not imitate. No senseless script or' faulty directing could ever ruin 'a Rogers picture. Y 26 THE LAUREL He unconsciously dominated every scene in which he appeared. His distinction in the picture field is perhaps best recognized by the fact that when associated with other stars n-one of the petty jealousies which continuously arise in the picture industry were ever evidenced. As a radio entertainer, Will's remarks were more likely to be spontaneous than to follow the dictates of his sponsors. There were frequent moments of discord, at lirst, over his refusal to let network ofiicials cen- sor his broadcastsg but there was only one Rogers, and consequently he was allowed to be his natural self. It was suggested that his grammar was oftentimes faulty and Will's reply was, " Shucks! I talk and write alike. If there 's bad grammar, it ain't intentional." As a newspaper columnist his writings were accepted as almost infallible by countless thousands, and back of all his homely philosophy and witticisms were more fundamental truths than the average reader would glean from famed editorial writers. His barbs of wit were never di- rected at the under dog but always at those occupying high stations, and even then, they were tempered to avoid giving offense and often amused those at whom they were directed. His love for mankind in general was shown through his unlimited generosity. No one ever made an appeal to WVil1 Rogers for help and left empty handed, his big heart could deny no one, and he summed it up, time and again, in the words, " I never hated anybody or anything." Although his time was very valuable, he is given credit for playing more benefits for charity than any other star in the profession. When announcement was made that he received payment at the rate of S350 per minute for his broadcasts, there were many who claimed no personage, however great, warranted such a salary. If these same critics had known that every penny de- rived from these broadcasts was devoted to charity, their cries would probably have been stilledg but because Will Rogers shunned the notoriety of press notices, this fact was.not known until after his death. In spite of his world-wide connections and various interests, Will Rogers was a typical home lover. His devotion to his wife and children was always the greatest thing in his life. He loved every foot of his ranch at Santa Monica where he en- joyed hours of recreation with his family. Still another phase of his wonderful character was shown in 1934 after the United States had taken over the flying of the airmail. Rogers arrived in New York prepared to broadcast some humorous re- marks on the airmail situation. A few min- utes before he went on the air, word was commercial plane in received that the which he had flown East had crashed, kill- ing the two pilots was stunned by the news. He requested that the audience which was to sit in the studio during his broadcast be dismissed. He then, in the privacy of a small studio. went on the air and extolled the flyers. Those who: were privileged to hear his broadcast that Sunday evening will never forget that moment, nor will they ever question his sincerity, when this man, sup- posedly a humorist, wrung pity from the hearts of millions of listeners as he com- pletely broke down in paying tribute to those friends. The popularity of Will Rogers was not confined to any particular locality, section or county. His name and fame knew no boundariesg and crowned heads, digni- taries and high olficials were as proud to meet him and call him " friend " as were the common people of whom he considered himself a representative. He liked every- one and everyone liked him. There was something almost prophetic in one of the last articles Rogers wrote be- fore his death. It was entitled " Off for Somewhere in a Red Bus." Those words "Off for Somewhere-" seemed to en- vision the tragic ending in the bleak Alas- kan tundra. Will Rogers died as he had and the hostess. He THE LAUREL 27 wished, doing the thing he wanted to dog but his homespun philosophy will live on forever, and the world is thereby blessed. Elaine Tibbeits '37. I YT ADDRESS T0 UNDERGRADUATES ACI-I year it has been the custom for a member of the Senior Class to give advice Qgood, bad, or inditierentj to the undergraduates. Unfortunately this advice in former years has gone unheeded by those who have needed it mostg such as, Clymena Colburn and Hugh Campbell. Perhaps the cause of this disregard is the youth of the speaker which would discount his worth as a counselor. 'Tonight I have come prepared to remedy this situationg so if you will be patient, we will allow a few seconds for the wheels of time to turn. QGoes to exit. Puts on beard and wig. Returns.j The weight of years now hanging heavy on my shoulders, I feel it my duty to give you young whippersnappers down in the front seats the benefit of my mature w-is- dom. I'm not going to talk just to make my whiskers wiggleg so sit up and take notice. First, I must say that I clon't know what the younger generation is coming to. In fact, I don't know 'wlicn the younger gen- eration is coming to. Some of you seem to be in a perpetual daze. At the end -of every study period a friend must lean over and awaken one of you sleeping beauties. Almost every day I have seen Nelsie Aus- tin's head slowly sink to his desk and re- main there peacefully until the bell or an awakens him. Why do they of too many When anyone unfeeling classmate rudely And he is only one of many. sleep? Probably because extra-curricular activities. participates in so many outside activities of the school that his scholastic standing has gone on a sit-down strike, his program can't help being unbalanced. I suppose you wonder how I occupied my study periods in my youth when I wasn't watching people sleep. During the course of my studying I unconsciously used to massage the underpart of my desk. Suddenly my fingers would become en- tangled in something soft and sticky. It was a plastic piece of gum someone had left behind him. Not content to disturb the study hall with his constant chewing, this vile gum-masticator put temptation in the way of others. Ask Mutt Benson if people who chew gum and leave it under desks should not be exterminated. O n c e I - er - er - a young friend of mine found a very pliable piece of gum and in a moment of weakness inserted it in Mutt's unruly lock of hair. In a short time, hair and gum were as in- separable as Phil Morse and his arguments. Finally Alden Littlefield came to the rescue and with a jerk, left Mutt minus both lock and gum. Those were the days! Umphl But don't any of you do anything like that. Remember, crime even in the bud doesn't pay. If a word to the wise is suflicient, a hundred ought to be enough even for an undergraduate. I I went to the zoo the other day, and while I was there a rather peculiar thing happened. I closed my eyes for a momentg and from the chattering and gobbling I heard, I thought I was back in school days and in one of the corridors while classes were passing. I imagine you make just as much unnecessary commotion as we did. It is bad enough when you ask the person next to you if he didn't think that test was hard and what the answer to the third question from the end was, without yelling from the bottom of the stairs to the top in the manner of a hog-callerg and Pearl Metcalf, if you must exercise your lungs there are many athletic games at which a good loud voice ringing across I-Iippach field from the cheering section would be appreciated. Maybe some of the seniors are wondering what to do next year. There is an oppor- tunity for some enterprising persons to get jobs as nursemaids for Phil Hoyt, Skinny es THE LAUREHL Mooar, and others of the lads on my left. On entering high school they found the change too much for them. There was no watchful teacher at their elbow every mo- ment to see that they kept their eyes on their work. As a result they spend one hundred and five per cent of their time gazing listlessly about the room. Oh me! If only they would be indus- trious like Arlene Crosby and Margaret Hamilton who work busily every day writ- ing note after note. Now many of you know from experience that you can't act that way all through high school and get good rank. Remember, you're setting your study habits now. If you habitually do the things I have described, you'll probably al- ways do themg but it isn't too late to mend. just say to yourself, " Do I want to be a second Joe Colburn and spend the best part of my life here?" That's a good thing for all of you to think about. You freshmen have completed your iirst year. For most of you this year seemed fairly easy. Everything ahead looks like clear sailingg but let me tell you. if you sit hack and relax, you won't be sitting on this platform three years from now. As for you sophomores, many of you are already slipping down the well-greased slide that leads to failure. Next year start digging in your toes, and maybe you can climb to a perch nearer the top. You juniors have come to your last year. When you come back next fall, you're going to realize you've wasted a lot of time in the last three years. For the first time many of you are going to work to make a record of which you may be proud in school activities and in lessons. Well, I've said my say, and my finale is I'm just an old codger with gems of adviceg I've given them right from my heart. And thus, in the future, I know you'll think twice, , - So now, with your leave, I'1l depart. ' PVilliam Starbird '3'7. ADDRESS OF WELCOME-CLASS DAY SING the words of Robert Browning in the " Pied Piper of I-Ian1e1in" I say, Welcome- " Fathers, mothers, uncles, cousins, Families by tens and dozens, Brothers, sisters, husbands, wives." There, that should complete the welcom- ing job. I am going to roll back the curtain of time for you to 1923 or '24, the year when your George and your Helen loosened their clutch of your apron strings and stepped hesitatingly into a new world. VVe can see Sonny Austin's mother care- fully pinning on her chubby son a huge handkerchief, the presence of which he oc- casionally forgets, for we see him briskly rubbing his troublesome nose on his coat sleeve. Sitting mournfully on a bench is Leon Odell tearfully watching his mother's re- treating figure. Standing beside the gold-fish aquarium is Miss Iola Perkins, our primary teacher, laying down the rule to Alden Littlefield who obstinately persists in grabbing the gold-fish out of the bowl. Our last mental picture is of Alzaleen patiently submitting to the ordeal of hav- ing her long white tresses combed for oh -well-the "umptieth" time that day. A number of years rolls by and we see a crowd of gaping freshmen entering the portals of the high school. There's Wal- ter Ranger plodding awkwardly up the steps and bumping into Clymena who has nonchalantly loped through the wrong door. Coming in the other doorway are the in- separable twins, Nettie and Ada, Nettie with her distinctive laugh and Ada with her air of " I'm cute and I know it." In Mrs. Bryant's home room George Chapman is in the front seat darting his roguish, alert eyes about the room. In an- other front seat is our shy, unassuming Miss Smith. Four years have rolled by, and here we are on the threshold of a new world to THE LAUREL 29 conquer. We realize that without your pinning on of handkerchiefs, scrubbing of faces, washing of ears, combing of hair, and doling of money, we would not be here. It is you, after all, who have been wor- ried by our low marks, our lack of inter- est in our school life, and the blindness of our inability to see things your way. For the gray hairs and added wrinkles of which we have been the cause, we are truly sorry. Now we are anxious to show you what we have prepared for your entertainment this afternoon. The curtain has rolled down on the past, and we are now in the present: so Welcome to Our Class Day. La-urcncc Luce '37. -rr ORATION "Cutting the Cables of Crime" S we pause to compare our United States with foreign countries, we see that we are progressing educationally, socially, and economically at a much more rapid rate than any of the European coun- tries. Yet, when we make our comparison with crime as our yardstick, the United States, the most progressive country in the world, boasts a homicide rate twenty times that of Great Britain, and more than twice that of Greece, Austria, Germany, Switzer- land, France, Norway, Sweden, Spain, and the Netherlands. The number of murders in this country is prodigious. On an average there are thirty-seven murders committed every twenty-four hours. We may more fully comprehend this situation when we take the words of a well-known authority who says, " Unless there is a drastic change in our present system of dealing with crime, three out of every four of our present popu- lation, unless they die young, will be per- sonally victimized by crime." A We may divide the various forms of crime as found in the United States into two classifications: respectable crime, and unrespectable crime. A bank robber is rep- resented by a lawyer of questionable repu- tationg while a bank oliicial, guilty of em- bezzling more than the robber could have taken in a dozen loots, can command the cream of the legal talent in the country. This situation does much to promote crime, especially among the richer classes. One explanation for our crime record is that many police forces in the United States have low standards. In certain cities these forces are composed of highly-trained men, but in the majority of cases they have received little or no training. They are sadly inefficient, and hence are no match for the criminals. Moreover, they work under handicaps. The police of one city or county can not always cooperate with the law-enforcing body of another district. Criminals fleeing from justice heed no city, county, or state lines. But the oliicers in pursuit must stop at the borderlines, because their authority ceases when they step out of their jurisdic- tion. There are a few state police forces which ignore county lines, but most states do not maintain such forces. In cases of kidnapping and certain other types of crime, the federal agents may take action and totally disregard local jurisdictions. However, most law-enforcement work is done by local agencies and under the handi- caps just mentioned. It is an unfortunate fact that many local governments are 1'un by political bosses who give the criminals protection in return for contributions to campaign funds. Accord- ing to Courtney Riley Cooper, who has made studies of crime in towns and cities in all sections of the country, " There are not twenty first-class cities in the United States which could come through a search- ing inquiry, free of political interference, without at least a dozen persons of so- called prominence in each community being headed for the penitentiaryf' Take this for what you may, but I. Edgar Hoover, the noted chief of the G-men, also expresses the opinion that corruption in local politics is Public Enemy No. 1. 30 THE LAUREL In addition to these defects in our system of law enforcement, it is generally agreed that our courts are decidedly faulty. New trials are frequently granted because of some trivial error in the case-hearing-an error which could not conceivably have affected the outcome of the decision. Thus it is possible to prolong the case for a sulfi- cient time to allow national interest to die out. The judges, no longer checked by public sentiment, may impose less severe sentences on the criminal. From these facts we can readily see that our methods of combating crime have not kept pace with our improvements along certain other phases of our government. In view of these circumstances we must take some remedial measures, we must cut the cables of cnime. Our first step should be to attempt to clean up the slums, the breeding place for a large part of the crime which is committed in this country. This is already being done in many places with amazing results. Duchess County, New York, has been spending huge sums for parks, playgrounds, and Y. M. C. A.'s, with the result that there has been a marked falling off in juvenile crime. The county has not spent more money than many other counties, but has simply found that the more it spends on recreation, the less it needs to spend for law enforcement. People should be made to realize that money spent on crime prevention is good economy. America's annual crime bill, ac- cording to recent estimates, amounts to about 15 billion dollars. This cost includes the upkeep of federal, state, and local police agencies, criminal courts and penal insti- tutions. It also includes the losses due to criminal actsg such as, murder, arson, theft, racketeering, fraudulent use of mails, and embezzlement. Added to the financial loss, crime takes 13,000 lives a year. These figures emphasize the size of the problem and the need for its being attacked. Each individual is also under obligation to respect the law himself. If each person in every community were to respect the law, observe all traffic rules, and cooperate with local groups, which are attempting to improve the administration of justice, we could wipe out a large part of our crime in a very short time. In closing I would like to leave with you six measures which, I believe if followed, would result in a general uplift in our social circles. flj Clean, invigorating work for every- one in order to remove the criminal motive, bred of desperation. This work should be provided normally by the industrial and economic structure, but work relief is needed in times of industrial unemploy- ment. QZJ Elimination of sweatshops and child labor. C31 Community meetings to discuss problems pertaining to crime at- tended by those holding public offices and also representatives of boys' and girls' clubs. C41 Intensive educational work in the press, motion pictures, schools, and other activities, which would be instru- mental in bringing about the right public attitude toward crime and its causes. Q53 Attractive neighborhood playgrounds with amusement halls for dances, entertainments. C61 An extended parole system as a re- form measure which would be in charge of a board of conscientious men who would carefully watch the activities of their charges. These measures, however, will be of lit- tle avail, unless you and I, as citizens of our great nation, hack such a project in vigorous determination, and not at spas- modic intervals. R. Nickerson J37. 'ar-r CLASS HISTORY - 1931 OSH, am I hungry! Boy, I could eat a raw horse and like it. Hmmmm, what 's this? CPicks up note and reads.D "Gone with the girls to play bridge. Find supper on table. Will be late -don't wait up. Don't forget to set the alarm. Sue." THE LAUREL 31 These women! All they think about is gadding. Crackers and milk three times in one week is too much for any man. fFixes crackers and milk and then picks up paper. Starts to eat. Looks through paper.j Well, if here isn't a picture of Laurence Luce. QReads to self.j "Head of Lau- rence Charlton Joseph Gregory Luce Studio of Drama."-With a name like that I knew he 'd go places. I don't think he 's changed much.--Let 's see, I've got fa picture of him somewhere taken about the time he entered high school. QGoes and gets album. Brings it to the table and continues eating. Looks through album and finds picture.j Yep, hasn't changed a bit. Here he is too in this group. CExamines picture.J Guess it 's the Freshman Class Officers. - Let 's see, there 's Bud in all his glory with a bunch of girls: Marian Smith, I guess she was vice presidentg Alzaleen Titcomb was the one who came around to collect our money, I remember thatg that leaves Wilma Rayg I guess she must have been secretary. Where 's that class picture I had?- Here it is. Gosh, can that runt be Mutt Benson? I recall that when one of the upper classmen saw him running around the halls he informed him that grammar school kids weren't allowed over here- There 's Phil Morse.-Don't I remember when he came bounding into the hall Freshman Reception night and gave a blood curdling war whoop. - Hmmm, quite a big class. Let 's see, it says right here, seventy-seven. Well, if here isn't Mr. Nickerson, him- self, feeling plenty important being the freshman representative to the Student Council. Here's a snapshot I took of the fresh- man teachers. Mrs. Bryant-Boy, did she show us the ropes our first year.-We must have been the first class to have the Assembly Hall as our home room. Even in such a large place, she saw everything. It wasn't more than the second day but Alden was firmly established in a front seat. Mrs. Miner is standing right beside her. She sure knew her Latin, and it wasn't her fault if we didn't know ours. Miss Howard is standing on the other side of Mrs. Bryant. She taught us that " Rome wasn't built in a day." Mr. De- Wever must have been the only man teacher the freshmen had. He started us out in math. Here's a picture of "Dinny." Did he take us freshmen down a peg or two when we were sent to the office! Well, here 's Buddy Luce again and this time directing a freshman orchestra. Guess our class was the only one that had life and talent enough to have one. How in the dickens did I ever get this picture of " Hank "?-Oh, I knowg Cly- mena Colburn heard he was going to be on the faculty our sophomore yearg so she took it upon herself to snap him while he was playing on Hippach Field with his C. C. C. pals. Here's a newspaper picture of Mr. Cyanide. Oh, yes, he was our new prin- cipal. Mr. Dinsmore had gone to Kittery. If this isn't " Flip " Magoni taken with Mr. Owen Gilman and Miss Hawkins. It says here, " Substitutes in sophomore year." Sure, Miss Hawkins was here when we gave our freshman reception in Janu- ary. I remember the time because I thought it was kind of odd to welcome the incoming class in january. Nevertheless, it went off with a bang owing to our class orchestra and our one-man band, Phil Morse. fLooks at another picture.j I see our redhead, Lizzy Hodgkins, joined " Nick " on the Student Council. I still don't understand why I took this picture of Jimmy Whitten holding a lamp. -I get it. It was at the school fair. He guessed the weight of the rock that " Nick " and I sweated under and that represented the high school athletic debt. This picture of "Joe" Colburn Wearing a crown of vegetables recalls the time when i .al 32 THE LAUREL this sophomore sissy was elected King of the School. What 's this a negative of? QI-Iolds up to light.j Coupleof young ladies 3 one, kind of hale and hearty and the other, lean and tall. I remember taking that picture my junior year. That 's Miss Pinkham who introduced the new Home Economics Course and Miss Moore who replaced Mr. DeWever. Here 's a picture Holman Davis drew of the Eiffel Tower. He cultivated his art, I guess, under Mrs. Webster's guidance. She came that year. Holman must have had our junior Prom on his mind. As I remember it, Eva Bonney and her fellow decorators had to do some manoeuvering to make the Alumni Gym look like " Gay Pareef' Elizabeth Hodgkins showed her executive ability as general chairman. Here 's another of Bud Luce surrounded by a group of females: Barbara Whitney, Verna Bailey, and Iva Lane. They were the class ofiicers our last two years. Look at these Harvard haircuts! fLaughs.j " Nick " and I certainly don't look very dignified for the Student Council. This looks like a bunch of musicians: Alzaleen Titcomb, Wilma Ray, Laurence Luce, and Phil Morse, but it says here, "junior Speaking Prize Winners." Bud Luce came through with his " madman act " and won third place in the state contest. I must have cut this out of the Laurel. -The faculty as it was in 1937. Here 's a teacher, Miss Carter, whom we had our last year only.- She usually stayed in one of the new rooms which were added to the high school our last year. CThinking.j The addition gave us three classrooms, a large library, and a much-needed locker- room for the boys. VVell, if here isn't our class, fifty-three strong, just before the final breaking up. Barbara Whitney looks as if she has lost her last friend. Guess that 's the way a lot of us felt when this picture was taken just before g r a d u a tio n exercises. - Beatrice Henderson looks worthy of her position as a Student Council member. Wilma Ray was probably trying to think over her Valedictory, and Marian Smith was perhaps thinking, " In a half hour my Salutatory will be over." That 's " Will " Starbi1'd in the back rowg I couldn't mistake him. He was the one who gave the fatherly advice to the youngsters. " Will " upheld the scholarship of the male mem- bers of the class by getting fifth honor. Here are the three other honor students: Alzaleen, the thirdg Elizabeth, the 'fourthg and Elaine, the sixth.-There's George Chapman in the front row. He gave the address at Last Chapel. That certainly was an impressive assembly. The class gift, the altering of the principal's former ofiice into a boys' Hrst-aid room, was form- ally presented to the school by our presi- dent. That must be George Crosby. Boy, what a dinner he ate at Lakewood. He ate so much that he slept through the best of the play, " Parnell." How- he wasn't so overcome but he was part ever, able to attend Baccalaureate the next day. The Rev. Albert Henderson gave a stimu- lating address. CLooks up.j I'd like to have a stimu- lating cup of coffee, but I'xn too tired to make it. Let's see. QPicks up note.j - She says to be sure to set the alarm. - Guess I'd better do it now, before I forget it. N elson Austin '37. TT CLASS WILL E it remembered, that we, the students of Farmington High School, Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-seven, 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 this our last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by us made. Item 1. I, Nelson Austin, do give and bequeath to overworked lawyers my cease- less arguments. THE LAUREL 33 Item 2. I, Verna Bailey, do give and bequeath to the fragile Fabyan Webber my robust tendencies. Item 3. I, Clarence Benson, do give and bequeath to the more-seen-than-heard Rich- ard- Collins my incessant chatter. Iten1 4. I, Clayton Berry, do give and bequeath to the promising Dana Dingley my unfaltering basketball shots. Item 5. I, Gordon Besson, do give and bequeath to all hurried humans my terrific travelling. Item 6. I, I-Iayvilla Bjorkman, do give and bequeath to the renowned jones family my puzzling name. Item 7. I, Elaine Blodgett, do give and bequeath to a trustworthy junior my po- sition as school treasurer. Item. 8. I, Eva Bonney, do give and be- queath to all freshmen my spontaneous giggles. Item 9. I, Geraldine Briggs, do give and bequeath to the blundering Norman Barrows my graceful demeanor. Item 10. I, Edward Callahan, do give and bequeath to the trouble-affiicted George Merrill my endless list of excuses. Item 11. I, Hugh Campbell, do give and bequeath to the critical Miss Seeley my " unactorish " swagger. Item 12. I, George Chapman, do give and bequeath to the South-Hall gazer, Donald Rowe, my well-worn path to the Willows. Item 13. I, Clymena Colburn, do give and bequeath to the dignified Barbara Rob- bins my constant clamberings. Item 14. I, Cuvier Colburn, do give and bequeath to the much-reprimanded Robert Hogan my regular eighth period attendance. Item 15. I, Frank Conway, do give and bequeath to the hectoring Earlon Mooar my exasperating pranks. Item 16. I, Avis Cotton, do give and bequeath to tl1c solemn Hazel Lunny my roguish smile. Item 17. I, George Crosby, do give and bequeath to the faithful Norman Blanchard my fitful Eckleness toward the fairer sex. Item 18. I, Holman Davis, do give and bequeath to agonized notebook artists my effortless drawings. Item 19. I, Marjorie Farrand, do give and bequeath to all unfortunate notepassers my successful technique. ' Item 20. I, Beatrice Henderson, do give and bequeath to the fault-tinding Mr. Applin my chemistry lab. ability. Item 21. I, Maurice Hiscock, do give and bequeath to the " grocer ", Stewart Whittier, my high-powered salesmanship. Item 22. I, Roland Hiscock, do give and bequeath to all sun-tan-strivers my perma- nently dark skin. Item 23. I, Helen Hebert, do give and bequeath to the husky-voiced Lorraine Jal- bert my tremulous tones. Item 24. I, Elizabeth Hodgl-tins, do give and bequeath to anybody who will have them my detested freckles. Item 25. I, Virginia Hodgkins, do give and bequeath to the self-assured Vera Gardi- ner my. very humble opinion of myself. Item 26. I, Dorothy Kershner, do give and bequeath to the endeavoring Lucille Colburn my outstanding 4-I-I Club record. Item 27. I, Iva Lane, do give and be- queath to the Hitting Marion Sawyer my knack of keeping a steady fellow. Item 28. I, Alden Littlefield, do give and bequeath to the comparatively plain zebra my outrageously colored stockings. Item 29. I, Eleanor Luce, do give and bequeath to the gymnastic Margaret Hamil- ton my adaptive culotts. Item 30. I, Laurence Luce, do give and bequeath to the symphony orchestra con- ductors my animated gestures. Item 31. I, Merville Meisner, do give and bequeath to Chesterville commuters my reliable Ford. Item 32. I, Philip Morse, do give and bequeath to the dance-chaser, Gladys Luce, my beloved dance orchestra. Item 33. I, Richard Nickerson, do give and bequeath to the happy-go-lucky Wendell Collins my deceiving dignity. ' 34 THE LAUREL Item 34. I, Leon Odell, do give and be- queath to the 'cellist Anita Oakes my easily- carried flute. Item 35. I, Mary Olson, do give and be- queath to the struggling Norma Atwood my natural secretarial efficiency. Item 36. I, Nettie O'Regan, do give and bequeath to the doctor-minded Bernice Cox my fear of tuberculin tests. Item 37. I, Mary Pulkin, do give and bequeath to the willowy Lorraine Holman my attractive petiteness. Item 38. I, Walter Ranger, do give and bequeath to the suave Dalton Hardy my customary kiddishness. Item 39. I, Wilma Ray, do give and bequeath to the unscholarly Frederick Mc- Leary my steady A-average. Item 40. I, Hattie Small, do give bequeath to the First National Stores my business-like brother, Lester. Item 41. I, Marian Smith, do give and bequeath to all envious high school girls my prize collection of basketballs. . Item 42. I, William Starbird, do give and bequeath to Leslie Howard my Shake- spearean portrayals. Item 43. I, Donald Stetson, do give and bequeath to the forward Harry Looke my customary shyness. Item 44. I, Elaine Tibbetts, do give and my and bequeath to some commercial student responsible duty of typing eighth-period lists. Item 45. I, Alzaleen Titcomb, do give and bequeath to the inharmonious Walter Masterman my musical talent. Item 46. I, Richard Titcomb, ,do give and bequeath to the riotous Ruth Conway my ideal study-hall behavior. Item 47. I, Doris Waugh, do give and bequeath to the erect Christina Buchanan my classroom slump. Item 48. I, Lempi Wave, do give and bequeath to the diligent Jacqueline Green- wood my library books and movie magazines. Item 49. I, Uldena Webber, do give and bequeath to the outright Myrtle Foster my obscure personality. Item 50. I, Eleanor Wheeler, do give and bequeath to the loitering Kenneth Tib- betts my hurried gait. Item 51. I, Barbara Whitney, do give and bequeath to the drawling Carl Berry my exploding expostulations. Item 52. I, Ada Whitt-ier, do give and bequeath to the timid Rachel Parker my dread of chemistry recitations. Item 53. I, Mildred Wright, do give and bequeath to undernourished high school students my regular diet of fingernails. In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal and declare this to be our last will and testament, this twenty-fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven. 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 twenty-fourth day of june in the ' year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven A. D. Witnesses: 1. Beatrice Henderson 2. Betty Boop 3. The Three Musketeers TY' PROPHECY Scene: Restaurant C. B.: I-Ii, Mildred, how is the " Gaz- ette's" star reporter today? . M. W.: Well, hello Mutt, where are you headed for? C. B.: Oh, I'm catching the 8:30 train for Farmington. M. W.: So am Ig I'm going to cover our class reunion. C. B.: Same hereg I've got to write up the important doings for the " Sun." M. W.: The newsboy for the " Sun " of 1937 rises to be head reporter in 1950. Some headline, eh? C. B.: You can thank Mr. VVhite for giving you a shove on your way. I1 THE LAUREL 35 M. W.: All kidding aside. How come the announcements say at " Son " Austin's camp at New Vineyard? C. B.: Haven't you heard that " Son " is a partner at the novelty mill up there? fPausej I hear he is also a member of the family. ' M. W.: Then Marian Smith was the lucky girl after all. C. B.: What became of her friend, Wilma Ray? M. W.: When I was in New York last week I heard her and Alzaleen Titcomb play a violin duet in the Hotel Waldorf. They are well on their way to fame. C. B.: They ought to be good: they played enough in high school. M. W.: Where's Sonny's old running mate, Richard Nickerson, hanging out now? C. B.: " Nick " has taken up the pro- fession of chiropractor and now he is "breaking bones" as well as hearts. M. W.: What would some of the boys in our class have done if it hadn't been for the Normal girls? C. B.: Probably they'd l1ave gone with Eddie Callahan to Egypt where harems are the custom. M. W.: Then Callahan won't be at the reunion. I-Ie'll be plenty busy keeping track of the harem. C. B.: Speaking of keeping track of things, I wonder who Avis Cotton will get to take care of all her dogs when she comes to the reunion? M. W.: Oh, maybe the children from Elizabeth Hodgkins' orphanage across the way will look out for them. C. B.: Those girls certainly realized their ambition. CPauseJ Suppose those two sleepy guys, Maurice and Roland His- cock, will ever realize any ambition? M. W.: Oh, yes, just the other day I was reading about their winning a sleeping marathon. C. B.: Well, they were the school's best sleepers before they graduated. M. W.: They wouldn't sleep long if Eva Bonney and Nettie O'Regan were about with their giggles and clatter. C. B.: That's all right: their giggles and clatter bring them plenty of money from the Columbia Network. M. W.: Bet you when Mr. Applin hears Eva's giggles he says, " Wliat, Miss Bonney, giggling again ? i' M. W.: Do you know that Buddy Luce is using his stentorian voice as a ring mas- ter for Barnum and Bailey instead of wast- ing his valuable time with inexperienced under classmen? E C. B.: I read about Verna Bailey's actually giving a talk at a Y. W. C. A. meeting awhile ago. I wonder if they had to use an amplifier in order that everyone might hear her. M. W.: Clymena Colburn could outdo both her and Buddy. She could be heard all over any building. C. B.: C-Laughj She used her voice to a fine advantage in the " Husband Calling Contest." I'd even go in for a " Wife Call- ing Contest " if I could have the prize money she won. M. W.: Alden Littlefield's making plenty of money, now. Can you imagine our school merrymaker as a funeral director? C. B.: Humph, and it must seem strange to Mr. Richards to have his car anytime he wants it. M. W.: Nice service we have here. If we miss that train, we'll have to hire Phil Morse's fresh-air-taxi to take us. CPicks up menu-looks about for waitressj C. B.: Phil can't be making much money if he still taxis all the good looking girls ,free of charge in the way he used to in high school. M. W.: Gordon Besson goes so fast in those racing cars of his he couldn't even see any girls. C. B.: If'he still drives as recklessly as he did, no girl would want to ride with him. M. W.: And do you know who took care of him after his crack-up in' Florida last spring? 36 THE LAUREL C. B.: No, I haven't the slightest idea. M. W.: Hayvilla Bjorkman. He thought she was a pretty nice nurse too. C. B.: There wouldn't be much need for nurses if we all ate the well-balanced meals Iva Lane prepares monthly for the Good Housekeeping Magazine. M. W.: Yes, she was always saying she wanted to be a dietitian so she could re- duce. C. B.: I'm not on any diet. I'd like to order some pancakes? M. W.: If they're too long we'll buy a package of Aunt -lemima's at Leon Odell's and make our own at camp. C. B.: Is Mary Olson still his book- keeper? She did most of his work in school. M. WY: Sure, she's still there. Walter Ranger is working for him, too. But Leon keeps him out delivering groceries all the time. C. B.: That's what I call unfair com- petition. Ranger neverhad a chance with Mary when Leon was around. M. W.: Did Mary Pulkin ever open a beauty shop? You know she always wanted tO. C. B.: Yes, and she's sure of one cus- tomer. Phil Hoyt probably goes in for a manicure every other day. M. W.: Cupid ought to shoot an arrow or two to help Phil out: he was always so bashful. C. B.: Say, that makes me think of Cupie Colburn. He's running a gym. He special- izes in skipping rope. M. W.: He must have gotten in form from skipping school during his sophomore year. C. B.: Frankie Conway trains in the gym every day trying to keep that girlish figure. M. W.: Elaine Tibbetts and Eleanor Wheeler are looking out for the iigures of all the people of Farmington Falls. They are running dances clown there now. A C. B.: They used to always be looking out for those two fellows from Chesterville. M. W.: What's Eleanor's brother-in-law, Hugh, doing? C. B.: He and jack Meisner are still tinker-ing cars in North Chesterville. M. W.: That's no white-collared job! Must seem strange for them to be in over- alls instead of those snappy clothes. C. B.: Those three old friends, Dorothy Kershner, Hattie Small, and Doris Waugh, are designing clothes out in Hollywood ,for Jane Withers and Freddie Bartholomew. M. W.: They were enthusiastic workers in Home Economics and 4-I-I Clubs. C. B.: By the way, we won't see George Crosby and George Chapman either, be- cause this is their week to broadcast from Hollywood. M. W.: As " Pete and Repete" their negro impersonations beat Amos and Andy. We might tune in on them tomorrow night. C. B.: Speaking of entertainers, have you heard Holman Davis sing his own ar- rangements of all the popular songs at Pennsylvania Hotel, in New York? M. W.: That's right, I remember his imitating the radio stars at our high school parties. C. B.: Remember how Virginia Hodg- kins used to imitate some of the teachers? What's she doing? P M. W.: Didn't you know that she is an understudy to that amusing entertainer, Cornelia Otis Skinner? C. B.: Might as well take down some of these facts, they'll come in handy when I'm writing my article on the reunion. VV ho is there we haven't mentioned? fTakes out notebookj M. VV.: Let's see, here's Clayton Berry. Did he and Helen MoGilvray ever get married? C. B.: Yes, didn't you know? He has Dr. Arms' job and I-Ielen's county nurse. M. W.: Clayton must have to step around faster than he ever did in school in order to keep up with her. C. B.: William Starbird keeps up with all criminals. I-Ie's the foremost detective of our time. THE LAUREL 37 M. W.: He ought to be with Donald Stetson checking up on all the evidence. C. B.: Willie was always writing de- tective stories for Donald to solve during recess. I used to like to try to solve them too. M. W.: We'll need a real detective to find out what Eleanor Luce is doing. C. B.: Last I knew she and her sister were running a riding school. M. W.: Was that up near Barbara Whitney's? C. B.: Yes, Barb and her tourists found it handy for reducing and exercise. M. W.: Last time I saw Barb she was a lot thinner than I had ever seen her. fPausej Her over-nite cabins are always taken. C. B.: No wonder! She has such a pleasing personality. , M. W.: Elaine Blodgett and Betty Hen- derson, two other nice personalities, are still near the old home town. Elaine is teaching in Temple Intervale, and Betty has started a kindergarten over at Bean's Corner. C. B.: Then Betty has really found out where Bean's Corner is! M. W.: Richard Titcoinb has travelled to all corners of the world. He's superin- tending the laying of cables for television. C. B.: In school he was seen, but seldom heard. I-Ie has done a great thing for the world. M. W.: Marjorie Farrand did talking enough for herself and Uldena Webber too. C. B.: Marjorie's now talking for her husband Frank Conway instead of Uldena. That canoe ride after the Maybasket was serious after all. . M. W.: Uldena has joined forces with Leinpi Wave. They're waitresses from the rockbound coast of Maine to sunny Florida. C. B.: The waitress course did them some good. M. W.: Did the Home Economics Course do Ada VVhittier any good? C. B.: She is a most eiiicient housewife for the owner of the Pleasant Street Garage. M. W.: Geraldine Briggs makes a nice housewife, as well as a. graceful dancing partner for a certain young man from Port- land. -C. B.: There was another girl in our class who would have made a swell partner for some quiet boy. M. W.: Quiet? You must mean Helen Hobert. She's working in a hospital where her quietness and demure ways are greatly appreciated. C. B.: I won't be deniure much longer if that waiter doesn't step on it. M. W.: I'm tired of waiting here: let's cross the street where service is service. C. B.: It doesn't pay to try a new place but let's go. ' C. Benson '37. M. Wr'igl1t '37. YT ' cLAss cnfrs fAUNT HEPZIBAH, a prim old maid, sits reading the paper. She gives a gasp of alarm and surprisej A Aunt: My goodness! Such goin's on and right in this neighborhood. CReads from paperj "Kleptomaniac at Large- The police are baftied by the daily disappear- ance of articles from the Crosby and Wave Department Store. Store detectives are keeping a vigilant watch trying to detect the thief. The work is believed to be that of a kleptomaniac, as things of little monetary value and of great variety have been rapidly disappearing: such as, one door nail, rubber ax, and a tire pump. The last thing to disappear was a gate. The thief is believed to be a resident in the large apartment ,house, ' The Cosmopolitanf " Land sakes! Right in this very building. CHoratio, her nephew, enters carrying a gate and a tire pu1np.j Aunt: Wliere did you get those? Ho1'.: Oh, I picked 'em up somewhere. Aunt: Horatio, where have you been? Hor. : Oh i meanderin'. Aunt: Where have you been n1eanderin'? Hor.: Around the town. I-Iave you been in Crosby and Aunt: Wave's Department Store? 38 THE LAUREL Hor.: Sort of. Aunt: You stole those things! Hor.: just lifted 'em. Aunt: Land sakes! You must be the person who has been taking all the things that have been disappearing. Where have you put the rest of them? Hor.: Are these some of the things you've been talking about? fPulls a few miscellaneous articles out of his pockets.j Aunt: What are we going to do with all that stuff and nonsense? Hor.: Why, that's not all of it. I've got a lot more up in my room. Q.Horatio exitsj Aunt: fSinking into a chairj Mercy me! What's to become of us? His grand- father Tobias on his ma's side was a regular maniac at picking up things. CHoratio enters carrying a large box.j I might have known it'd crop out in Horatio. Why Horatio Alphonzo Hezekiah Andrews! We've got to get rid of this stuff. I bet the detectives will be searching this house any time now. - Hor.: Uh-huh CSetting the box in the middle of the floorj Guess we'll have to send it to our poor relations. Aunt: It's the first sensible thing you've said since you came in. Let's begin sorting. Sufferin' cats! What did you have to pick up a gate for? Hor.: It kinda reminded me of sixty- second cousin, Walter Ranger. He sure could stand a new gait. Aunt: That Ranger fellow must be kind of lonesome with Mary Olson away. Hor.: This bandanna looks kind of like a lone ranger. We can save this for Mary to remind her of him. Aunt: His walk makes me think of Uncle Phil Morse. Hor.: We can pan off this choo-choo track on him seein' as how he's always getting side-tracked. He starts out tellin' you one thing and includes half a dozen be- fore he's through. Aunt: Land sakes! Did that Farrand girl succeed in catchin' him? Hor.: Nope, but here's a rabbit's foot so she'll have better luck next time when she starts goo-goo eyeing us men. Aunt: Here's a little man to give to Uldena Webber: she's kind of stuck on 'em just now, 'specially Holman Davis. Hor.: There ought to be something in here for him. Aunt: Let's give him these mittens to put on when he should be studying. Couldn't draw a straight line with a ruler with these things on. Hor.: Here's a pair of shoe taps for Davis's pal, Maurice Hiscock. He must wear out a lot of shoe leather the way he shuttles along. Aunt: What about Maurice's cousin, Roland? Hor.: What about him? We can give him this door nail to remind him not to be as dead as one. Aunt: He may be dead, but he's no dumb-bell. What in the world will we do with this one? QI-Iolds up dumb-bell.j I-Ior.: Better give that to Ada Whittier: she's always making such dumb breaks. What shall we give Ada's palsy-walsy, Nettie O'Regan? Aunt: She ought to have this Boppy doll. She's always a-Hoppin' around. Hor.: This'd be a dandy fryin' pan to Hap little flapjacks in. Aunt: We'll give it to fifth cousin Eliza- beth Hodgkins. She can take it with her when she goes galavantin' on her camping trips. Hor.: Can't we give her this egg-beater too? Aunt: Heavens, no. Who ever heard of such a ridiculous thing as beating eggs on a camping trip. Hor.: Well, then, let's give it to Willie Starbird. It will help him be a better mixer. Aunt: He seems to get along all right with Marian Smith. I never can tell when she is around, she is so quiet. Hor.: I picked up a whistle somewhere. 'Tain't here. THE LAUREL 39 Aunt: I-Iere's a bell to give her. This'll let people know when she's around. I see you visited the Horist department, too. Is there any department you didn't miss? Hor.: I tried not to slight any. That bush'd come in handy for " Sonny " Austin seeing as how he is always blufiin': he can beat around this bush when he gets stuck. Aunt: I s'pose since we've given Nelson that, we'll have to give brother Nick some- thing. : Hor.: He's goin' to be some kind of doctorf This skeleton will remind him of what his patients don't want to become. Aunt: How about this skeleton? You didn't get this from the store. CUmbrella frame? Hor.: Nope. I passed a man on the street yelling, "Umbrellas to mend," and I sort of thought this'd need more than mend- ing: so I helped myself. . Aunt: That's the thing for our Swedish cousin, I-Iayvilla. She's always smiling: and with that frame, a smile would have to be her umbrella. C Gives giftj It's too bad Richard wasn't practicing when Uncle Mer- ville almost chopped his leg off. Hor.: A regular ax is too dangerous for Uncle Merville to fool around with.. This rubber one would be a little safer. Unc' Merville and cousin Cupie are two guys that Hugh Campbell couldn't push around. I-Ie tries to make people think he's a Tarzan. But it's all bluff. In behalf of tl1e " Little ones " he pesters, here's a big " sock " for him. fGives sock.j Aunt: Don't call joseph Colburn, " Cupief' You know how he hates it. I-Ie's my favorite nephew, and Ctakes paper from table drawerj here is a legal document that I had drawn up changing the order of his name to Joseph Cuvier Colburn. Hor.: We could give this rein to J'oe's sister, Clymena, to hold her in checkwhen she feels boisterous. Aunt: Lempi and she make quite a team, perfection and frivolity. I-Ior.: Yes, Lempi thinks she's the only pebble on the beach. ,She must get lone- some. I-Iere's a rock to keep her company. Aunt: It's too bad Grampa Don Stetson hasn't some of her assurance: but seein, he l1asn't, we'll give him this starch to stiffen and brace him up. Hor.: I should think we'd have given that to Eleanor Luce, even her name is " Luce ", but probably this bolt will do 'to tighten her up. Aunt: What will we give to that other Luce? - Hor.: Buddy? I dunno. He's always iiyin' around and up in the air about some- thing. Aunt: I would like to see him come down to earth once in a while. Hor.: This pail of dirt ought to make him remember that. Aunt: This fertilizer ought to go with that di1't. ' Hor.: Little Mary Pulkin needs that to make her grow. g Aunt: I do dote on Mary,Pulkin's and Wilnia Ray's blond hair. Hor.: That Ray girl knows everything from A- Z. I-Iere's a can of alphabet soup to show her that we know she knows. Aunt: We could have this tomato soup for dinner, but I don't like its brand- Campbell's. ' I-Ior.: Naw, we'll donate that Campbell's to Eleanor Wheeler. That ought to please her. Aunt: Some more food!-cheese! We have a pound in the house now. Hor.: That second cousin by marriage, Frankie Conway, makes me sick: he thinks he's the whole cheese. Well he ain't, be- cause here's some. Aunt: Food, food, food! You ought to start a grocery store. Tripe! of all things. I-Ior.: Aunt Helen I-Iobertis as meek as a lamb. Give her that to remind her to be as tough as tripe. Aunt: We ought to give her this knife to cut it with: butlittle nephew, Leon 40 THE LAUREL Odell, needs it more to cut out his foolish- ness. Hor.: lf only Betty Henderson could have some of the foolishness that Leon's sup- posed to cut out, it'd be good for her. Aunt: This fingernail polish is giddy enough for anybody. Hor.: That's just the thing for Beatrice then. QGive giftj While we're on the subject of fingernails, because they're a minus quality with Dorothy Kershner, we'll give her these artificial ones. Aunt: If you'd only included an artificial limb in this mess, we'd have something to give George Crosby. That limp he had when he cut his foot has become a habit. Hor.: Oh, yeh? A cultivated one pat- terned after Marland Cloutier's. Here's a cane to help out the effect. Aunt: This frill is kind of pretty. It'd help out someone's appearance a lot. Hor.: Mildred Wright's the one who could use that. She always looks neat but not quite frilly enough-too business like. Here are some pins for Iva Lane. She's always neat as a pin. Aunt: I'm going to take a couple of these pins, first: you never can tell when you'll need one. Hor.: I'd love to have one of 'em to cousin Richard Titcomb We ought to have some- stick in country when he's around. thing to pep him up and bring him to. Aunt: For the sake of dear Richard, he's such a sweet boy, I'll part with my precious bottle of aromatic spirits of ammonia. That ought to liven him up. Hor.: Cousin Alzaleen's the one to toot this tooter. It might jazz her up a little and make her feel like going to town. Aunt: I dislike jazz, and I wish you'd think to whom we can give this. fHolds up coon dancing figurej Hor.: The.deed's did. Maybe little Ed- die can get a few new steps from Sambo. Aunt: There's never anything new in these joke books. Always some improper reference to an old maid. Maybe Avis Cot- ton can find something to laugh about in it. No use, she ought to laugh more and show her dimples. Hor.: Some of these old maid jokes are real good, Aunt Hepzy. You're just sensi- tive, that's all: that's why you sputter so much about them. Aunt: I warrant that dear Virginia would agree with me. This yarn will give her something to do in her spinsterhood. Hor.: I bet Doris Waugh won't be any bachelor girl. She's making a hope chest. Aunt: Such nonsense, but I suppose we might as well give her this embroidery to put in it. C-Gives giftj Who's she settin' her cap for anyway? Hor.: Dunno. Aunt: You wouldn't know anything helpful. Do you know what we can give Verna Bailey? We won't want to slight her. Hor.: Dunno. Guess this key's the only thing so that she can unlock and reveal her real personality to her relations. Aunt: I imagine that you know just as mucl1 about Hattie Small. Hor.: Yep. Aunt: Well, I've an idea this time. She can fill out this questionnaire: then future generations can refer to it for information. Let's see, says: color, religion, likes and dislikes, etc. -- Hor.: Geraldine Briggs ought to fill out one of those blanks. You never can hear what she says. Here's a hook on ventrilo- quism that'd do her good. CGives giftj Ain't that what she needs? Aunt: Horatio, such language! You'd better take this grammar and study it. Hor.: You ain't heard a thing unless you've heard Mutt Benson murder the English language. The grammar book is for him. Aunt: I-Iere's a book of tl1e latest styles. fLooks at itj Disgusting! Such im- propriety. I-Ior: C Takes bookj What's wrong with that? Cousin Elaine Blodgett's kind of stylish looking. It's the thing for her. L THE LAUREL 41 Aunt: W'hat about the Elaine on the other side of the family-Elaine Tibbetts? Hor.: l had her in mind when l hocked this gas station. Now shc's converted her wayside stand into a hen coop, she ought to have some exercise to keep her Popeye muscle. Aunt: l'm glad l lived in the days of the horse and btiggy. Hor.: At least you never had to pump a horse's leg up 'cause it was flat. This tire pump is the thing you'd use though. Aunt: llarbara Vlfhitney could use more air. lflor,: Sure, she's gasping by the time she gets to the end of her long sentences. XVhew! Aunt: My, this ferocious weapon tgunj would take anyone's breath away. lAlor,: Give it to Gordon l-lesson to re- call his villainous part in the play. l-le could stand being' more of a desperado, the type that does his work in the dead of night. .-Xunt: You scare me with such talk. l'm not going' to ,-:ive this tlashlight away. l'm going to sleep with it under my pillow in case of burglars. Plor.: Nertsl George Chapman would appreciate that little light: he is kind of partial to normal school "Rays" Aunt: Wie haven't any young ones in the family. XVhat will we do with this ball? Hor.: 'ln late years Clayt has played basketball, football, and baseball. Guess he can get in a bit of " baby ball " now. Aunt: l-loratio, we're not going' to give this weigjht away. You should see your- self when you sit down. You yank your pants way up to your knee, and such a display is innnodest. 'l'here's only one weight here, but you can at least hitch it to one trouser leg. Hor.: Speakin' about displays, you should see yourself in one of your fits of laughter. That trap of yours opens like a cavern, and l can see the clay-before-yeste11 day's breakfast. Guess you can use this muzzle so you can't open that cavern so wide. Aunt: The idea! Such impndence. Hor.: Gosh, what if the police search the house: they'll find the muzzle and weight here. Aunt: XVe'd better start for the country tomorrow. I was planning to go this week anyway. You go right upstairs and start your packing: and don't you leave this house, or there's no tellin' what you'll bring in. I'll go call up the station to see what time the train leaves. Hor.: t'On way out takes something and hides it under coatj Guess I don't have to go out to do my stuff after all. E. Bonney 127. A. Lztilefvld "37. A l..lFlf lNSUR:XNCl2 POLICY To Provide For C'OLl,.l2Gl2 or BUSINESS For IIIfOI'llllIfI.0Il. lllqlllft' of Mrs. Luna F. Hodgkins Special Agent NEW' YORK LIFE lNSUR.-XNCE CO. T14:MP1.Ii, Nl A 1 N IE DER CLASSES UNDER CLASS OFFICERS Front row: J. Robinson, D. Hardy, N. Blanchard, F. McLeary, B. Robbins Second row: R. Parker, F. Austin, I.. Fellows, L. Holman, IE. Dill, B. Morton Third row: G. Gould, S. Whittier, F. Austin, A. Russell JUNIOR CLASS NOTES HE Class of '38 started the school year off with the election of the following class officers: President, Norman Blanch- ardg Vice President, Dalton Hardy, Secre- tary, Barbara Robbins, Treasurer, .leannice Robinsong Assistant Treasurers, Ruth Parker and Frederick McLeary. Those appointed for the committee to se- lect the class ring were Phyllis Simpson, Ruth Parker, Mabel Hagerstrom, Carlton Wade and Dana Dingley. 'The participants in the junior Speaking Finals were Arlyn Whitney, Bernice Cox, Barbara Robbins, Laura Worthley, Ieannice Robinson, Norman Sawyer, Melvin Wade, John Linscott, Jr., Carlton Wade and Elden Hall, jr. First prizes were awarded to Barbara Robbins and Eldon Hall, Jr, Sec- ond prize for girls was a tie between Laura Wortlilegf and Bernice Cox, for boys, Carl- ton Wade. V The chairmen of the committees for the junior Prom were the following: General Chairman, Darrell Bryantg Executive, Mabel Hagerstromg Decorations, Constance McLearyg Refreshment, Ruth Parker. Outstanding debaters from the class were Glenys Gould and Jacqueline Greenwood. Barbara Robbins was elected to have charge of the class food booth in the school fair. Darrell Bryant '38, Class Editor. 'l' l-l lf 1 SOPHOMORE CLASS NOTES l-lli Class ol 'Sill came back to school on Septeinber l-l-th with T5 pupils e11- rolled. liarly in llll' year the class elected the I-f1ll0Wl1lg' ollleersz 'lyl'CSlllClll, Stewart W'l1it- tier: Vice l'reside11t, Frankliii rxlwlllli Treasurer, lletty Morton: Secretary. Fannie .-Xustin. For the Student Council, Richard Collins was re-elected and Thelma Alones was Chosen as our second represeiitative. The size ol the class necessitated an ex- ecutive con1n1ittee which was elected and consists ol the class ofticers and Il repre- sentative lroin each course: Phyllis York. General: 'Pearl Tibbetts, Coniinereiall Vlf- ginia li,Ztl'liL'1', Home licononiicsi 211111 VU'- gi11ia Kennedy, College Preparatory. The class elected, for tl1e annual school fair, tl1e following coniniitteez Fabyau xVClllJCl', -lohn ,1:1111t-1-t. Sarah Russell and VVZlllE'l' Rl2lSlCl'll'lflll. This Cflllllllltfflf' chose its own assistants and 'llliltlkl Sarah Russell general chair111an. Uwing to tl1e fact that a large proportion of its lllCllllJCl'S llZlVC llL'L'll engaged i11 va- rious school activities, we as a class have sponsored no activities aside from our or- ganization. 'l'lowever, we have been well represented in all of tl1e school activities as follows: Hi-'Life lloard ll, Public Speak- ing 24, Debating 2, Girls' Glee Club lti, 'llland 4, Orchestra 'l2, Football 10, lloys' llaseball -I-, 'Boys' 'Basketball 7, Girls' Base- ball S, Girls' 'llasketball Track 33, and I-li-Life Minstrel l-'roduction 20. C1f1.l'IOII IXTLTIIL' 130. Class lflI'fl'0l'. Y, FRESHMAN CLASS NOTES HE Class of lil-Ml, the hrst in a new decade, entered high school on Sep- lCllllDCl' H with a total registration of 99 pupils. Forty of this l1UlllllCl' e11rolled ill the General Course, 33 in the College Course, 25 in the Coinniercial Course and 1 in the I"'l0lll6 -l::C0l10ll1lCS Course. The non-resident 'X LTREI. -13 students represent tl1e towns of Temple, New Vineyard, a11d Industry, together with the outlying sections of Fariuiugton, VVest Fariniiigton, Fairbanks, and Fariuiligton Falls. Tl1e total entrolhnent has now been reduced to 90. The purpose of tl1e first class meetings was for organization. as a result of which tl1e following officers were elected: Arthur Russell Gordon Gould Elaine Dill 11I'l'lI.YlIl'C'l' Lorraine Holman Pre.v1'11't'ut I-'in' P1't'.ri1Iv11l .S'ec1'vfu1'y .-l.v.vi.ria11l Tl'l'l1.Ylll'l'I' Lena Fellows It was tlCClllCCl advisable to have a work- ing executive coniniittee consisting of three additional students to work witl1 the class oflicers. Tl1e following were elected : Eileen Vtiade a11d Harold Grant from the General Course, Zlllfl Lorraine ,lalbert from the Coni- mercial Course. Ralph Gray represents tl1e class on the Student Council. The class of 19-L0 was formally received at F. H. S. at the Fl'CSl'llll211'l Reception. With faces painted with rouge or shoe- blacking the class proved themselves good sports by going through the receiving line, playing sucl1 infantile games as " Drop the Handkerchief" and " The Farmer in the Dell," Zlllll doing stunts to amuse the upper classnien. The Freslnnan Class has been well repre- sented in all the sports and social activities this year. There were 5 freshniau boys out for football, 14 for basketball, 13 for base- ball, and 5 for track, Gordon Gould and lfarlon Mooar doing outstanding work in track. Fourteen freslunan girls reported for basketball and 4 for baseball. Ten lllCllllJCl'S of the class were given parts i11 the Minstrel Show, 5 in the chorus, 3 in the dancing nulnbers, and in dramatic parts. The class has been unusually well repre- sented on the public platform this year, tl1ere being 4 students taking part in De- bating, and 4 in Public Speaking. Two 1'llCllllJCl'S, Frederick Lovejoy and Charlotte Ford, were elected to the Hi-Life 44 THE LAUREL Staff. In addition to doing his work as an Aide, Frederick has been very helpful to the Assistant Editor. He has also printed many programs for school activities on his own printing press. Nineteen members of the class have worked under Miss Perkins in the Glee Club and Orchestra. They are very proud of Eileen VVade. who came to this school from Portland. She is an accomplished 'eellist and has been a great addition to all musical activities. The class has been very fortunate this year in having' only a very few serious ill- nessesg among these were Ruth Conway, Lorraine Holman, and Margaret Kyes. Soon the Class Marshal, Earlon Mooar, wielding a green and gold baton, the class colors, will be leading the class of 1940 to its first Commencement Exercises and on to the sophomore year at F. H. S. CCIl'0lI.'HlIf Adams "40. MM ATHLETICS 45 FOOTBALL First row: F. McLeary, G. Colburn, F. Besson, R. Chittick, R. Davis, M. Rand, R. Gray, P. Hoyt Second row: Mgr. A. Littlefield, C. Marquis. G. Besson, H. Davis, C. Colburn, N. Austin, D. Dingley, G. Crosby, C. Berry, A. Libby Third row: Ass't Mgr. F. Blanchard, S. Whittier. F. Austin, H. Look, R. Ray, R. Morrill, N. Blanchard, M. Cloutier. N. Sawyer, E. Hall, Couch Applin FOOTBALL LAYING a diliicult schedule the 1937 varsity Greyhound football team was tied once, defeated twice, and won five games. The highlights of the season were the swamping of a strong Berlin team 19-0 and the 6-6 tie with Wilton, which was a typi- cally hard-fought battle. Much credit should be given to Coach Applin for his untiring efforts and to Cap- tain Austin for his Summary: F. H. S. 27 F. H. S. I8 F. H. S. 19 F. H. S. 0 F. H. S. 6 F. H. S. 7 F. H. S. 6 Total score, F. H. S. 90 inspiring leadership. Groveton 0 Boothbay 7 Berlin 0 Rockland 6 Hebron Reserves 7 Gould 0 Wilton 6 Opp. 26 TRACK First row: N. Fuss. E. Callahan. R. Nickerson. R. Titcoxnlx. U, Chzxpxnnn econd row: Coach Gould, R. Blonlgett. li. Gilbert, W. Mnsternmn. N. Sawyer. I.. Harker. N. Rollins Third row: D. Dingley, N. Blmmclmrnl, F. fX'lcl.ezu'y. A. l.il1hy, ll. Hull CROSS COUNTRY First row: B. Gilbert. R. Nickerson, E. Mooar, H. Oliver, R. Titcomb, C. Benson Second row: Mgr. H. Abbott, G. Gould, A. Racklitl, G, Xkfebber, Coach Gould THE LAUREL 47 TRACK ARMINGTON I-lIGH'S track team under the direction of Coach Gould won one meet, placed second in another and although not placing in the State meet, gave the trackmen valuable experience in prepara- tion for next year. Summary: F. H. S. 95 l.eax'itt 32 Four-Cornered Meet-XV. A. SUM, F. H. S. 4-BM, Phillips T2-UG, Jay LZRM. TAI CROSS COUNTRY A'RlVll.NGTON HIGI-I'S "hill and dalers ". which Coach Gould developed from almost all green material, came along fast to place 'fourth in the State Meet and to make a good showing in their other meets. Captain Nickerson was the outstanding runner. Summary : F. H. S. 30 New Sharon 25 F. H. S. 35 Wiilton 20 F. H. S. 25 New Sharon 30 F. H. S. 16 NVilt0n 39 " County Meet "-Wilton 34, F. H. S. 44, Jay 63, New Sharon 56. TT GIRLS' BASKETBALL ARMINGTON HIGH'S girls' basket- ball team had a very successful season in winning 10, losing 3, and tying 1 game. Although starting their season with two de- feats from Rangeley, they came along fast to bow only once to a strong Livermore sex- tet, and to tie Jay in the closing minutes of play. Their outstanding achievements were the taking of both l1Vilton and Mexico into camp on their own fioor and gaining revenge by trouncing Livermore 27-20. Much credit is due Coach Gould for de- veloping a team of which F. H. S. should be proud. and to Captain Bonney who starred continually. Summary 2 F. H. S. 18 Rangeley 22 F. H. S. 26 Rangeley 32 F. H. S. 67 Alumni 37 F. H. S. 37 Jay 32 F. H. S. 19 Livermore 35 F. H. S. 33 Mexico 26 TT BOYS' BASKETBALL HE Farmington High Greyhounds en- joyed another successful season on the basketball court this year. Getting off to a had start by being defeated by Rangeley twice. the team gained momentum as the season advanced to take Rumforcl on their own floor 20-19, and to win, for the fourth consecutive year, the annual Farmington State Normal School Tourney, beating Rangeley in the final game. Two players, Austin and Berry, were chosen for the All- Tournarnent Team. Summary: F. H. S. 24 Rangeley 25 F. H. S. 24 Rangeley 26 F. H. S. 44 Alumni 17 F. H. s. 41 Jay 32 F. H. S. 26 Livermore 23 F. H. S. 15 Hebron Reserves 12 F. H. S. 23 Rumford 28 F. H. S. 30 Hebron Reserves 23 F. H. S. 54 jay 38 BASKli'I'l3ALI. First row: F. Conway. N. Austin, C. Berry, D. Dingley, 1'I. Davis Second row: Coach Applin, F. Austin, R. Morrill, N. Blmmclnml, Nl. Clnnticr. Mgr. Lf, Benson Third row: E. Hall, R. Ray til RLS' BASKETBALL First row: F. Austin, M. Sawyer, J. Greenwoucl, E. Bonney. I... Fellows. ,l. Dingley, IZ. Bra Second row: Mgr. E. Hodgkins, B. Morton, C. Ford, C. Adams, 1-l. Nickerson, U. Gould Whitney, Coach Gould Third row: R. Conway, T. Roderick, I.. Huff. Z. Lakin, E. Greenwood, S. Ifrzzry, IJ. Stevens 'l' H li .L A Ll R li I. 49 BOYS' BASEBALL F. H. S. 23 Jay 5 I . i lf. H. s. in l.C51Yltt io lllf 19557 varsity trreyliouncls ure huv- ir. 111. 5, IS My 15 ing' El 'fair success on the mliznnoncl this year, winning' 9 and losing tl. The highlights of the season so lar are the mlouhle wins over lfzlwarcl Little, :mel Z1 victory over liunrforcl, l-lchron Reserves, :incl Vllilton. They are :it the present in ilrcl place in the 'fast Sun- -Iournal league :incl second in the Twin- Vzilley league. The team is cletcrminerl to improve their standing' in hoth leagues. Crerlil is clue Conch Applin for his efforts to put ll winning' tcann on the lielcl and also to Captain Davis for his outstzmcling lezuler- 'KT' GIRLS' BASEBALL LARGE number reported to the Hip- pitch Field for the initial practice under the supervision of Coach Gould. This part of the athletic progrznu is not run on the number of victories or defeats but it is to give all girls who are interested in athletics Z1 chance to pzirticipate. On account of other activities they have not played Z1 very large schedule. Ship. Sllllllllilfyl Summarv: li. lfl. 3 Streug 6 ' lf. H. 5. 20 Phillips 9 F. lil. S. 6 .Xlnnmi 3 F. ll. S. IH Xlliltlm 1 F. lil. S. lt! liilwzircl l.il1le S IT. H. S, ll Strong 2 F. ll. S. 9 Hehron Reserves 8 F, 1-1, S, 37' Phillips 4: F. H. S. 'l3 Rninforcl ll F, l-I, S, 5 Rzmgeley G F. 1-I. S. 7 Vllilton Ill F, H, S, S Rang-eley 5 1 , M "1 ig . ""1'Y-5 I dr 1 BASEBALL First row: R. Morrill, N. Austin, H. Davis, C. Berry, F, Conway Second row: Coach Applin, R. Davis, D. Rowe, M. Cloutier, Mgr. W. Starbird Third row: S. Whittier, W. Collins. D. Dingley, E. Hall LY , ,, ,,,, , , . . .ai Fi L, ...wk . . - ....- Al. --f GIRLS' BASEBALL First row: C. Ford, I. Greenwood, B. Bradley, M. Blodgett, G. Gould . Second row: Coach Gould, L. Dumeny, H. Bjorkman, D. Steward, P. Tibbetts, B. Worthley, F Austin, M. Kendall, Mgr. B. VVhitney Third row: B. Cox, L. Wave, E. Greenwood THE LAUREL 51 ACT? CITIES 2 DEBATING CLUB First row: G. Gould. I". York. N. Austin, NV. Ray, J. Greenwood Second row: L. l-Intl, F. Roderick, R. Nickerson, C. Ford, E. Greenwood Third row: j. Dingley, Coach Gould DEBATING CLUB REPORT-1936-1937 Illi first meeting of the Debating Club was held in October with twelve mem- bers present. The membership remained in- tact except that one withdrew because of leaving town for the remainder of the year. The ollicers for the season were: Prmidcnl Nelson Austin Vice l'ri'.vi1Icnl Glenys Gould Svcrulury Wilma Ray Meetings were held almost every day, and practice debates were conducted with Leavitt Institute and between the teams. The question for 'discussion was " Resolved: that all electric utilities should he govern- mentally owned and operated." ln the Bates League debates the atlirma- tive team, Phyllis York '39, Nelson Austin 3237, and alternate, Jacqueline Greenwood, defeated the Wiltoii Academy negative by a 2-1 decision. ldfith a like decision the negative, Vlfilma H. Ray '37 and Richard Nickerson '37, defeated the .lay High affirm- ative. These decisions entitled the teams to enter the semi-Finals at ,Bates The two teams entered the finals in the following way: K A-Xfnrinative won 3-O over Diktieldg nega- tive defeated Aroostook Central Institute 3-0: aflirmative were defeated by Lincoln Academy 2-13 and the negative won over Gardiner 2-1. 52 T H E In the Finals both teams were defeated, the aiiirmative by Portland 2-1 and the nega- tive by Lincoln Academy 3-O. The success of the season can be credited to Mr. Gould who spent many hours work- ing with the teams. After the finals the two teams, the al- ternates thlacqueline Greenwood 'SS and Glenys Gould '3Sj, with Mr. Gould spent a most enjoyable week-end in Boston. lillifllltl- H. Ray, Svcrefa-l'y. YT' MUSICAL ACTIVITIES HE musical activities are enjoyed by a large percentage of the school body. Nearly every individual participates in at least one of these. The orchestra of 45 participants has played at a number of assemblies, at the -Iunior Prize Speaking Contest, the One-Act Play Contest, the Teachers' Convention, and in a concert with the Grammar School. The outstanding event was the Vifestern Maine Music Festival. Theirirating has improved from the " Excellent " of last year. to " Su- L A UREI. periorf' They will furnish music for the graduation exercises. The Girls' Glue Club of 42 members have sung in a number of assemblies and in the concert with thc Gl'2l.l'lllllllI' School. Miss Perkins has expressed her desire to take this group to the Music Festival next year for their rating. They will render a se- lection at the llaccalaurcate Service. The band, a comparatively new organiza- tion formed only last year, played at the VV'ilton football game and in a number of assemblies. The string ensemble is building its own admirable reputation, They furnished music for the Home Economics Style Show, for assemblies, and played at the concert with the Grammar School. A number of special vocal and instru- mental groups have performed for various local clubs and organizations. To Miss lola H. Perkins, the members of the musical organizations direct their sincere appreciation for her unfailing pa- tience and able instruction in making this school outstanding for its music. G. Clark '39, r' T 9 Q TE Qs . .N W1 Vx ll f. Q sec fe 1 S'I'UDl'EN'I' COUNCIL First row: B. llemlcrson, E. 1-lmlgkius, R. Nickerson, G. Gould, T. Jones Second row: R. iiruy, N. Sawyer, N, Austin, R. Collins, E. Hall 'mravf' A . - .1 -, gf. 4' I A . . HI-LIFE BOARD First row: G. Clark, B. Robbins, J. Robinson, I.. Luce, V. XVl1itten, E. Bonney, C. Ford Second row: G. l'll1lCl'llIl5flIl, lj. York, L. Wave, 'l'. jones, E. Hodgkins, Mrs. Marion Bryant, V Hndgkins. M. Olson, I, Lune, B. Cox, S. Russell Thirgg row: R. Collins, C. Berry, F, Lovejoy, VV. Starbird, F. McLeary, H. Look, E. Hall, D ryzmi, OR CH EST RA ' STRING ENSEMBLE First row: B. Heriderson, A. Titcomlm, E. X1V21de, W. Ray, A. Oakes Second row: A. Russell, E. Dill, M. Smith, Miss Iola Perkins, T. jones, J. Barker, G. Gould Third row: G. Heath. M. Hunt, G. Chapiuzm, E. VVeber. M. Craig, P. Simpson. H. Grunt BAND Front row: M. Hagerstrom, G. Clark, P. Titcomh, B. Cox, P. Rand, L. Brackley Second row: A. l-lenderson, D. Chandler. G. Chapman, H. Lowell, Miss Iola Perkins, R. Jones, S. VVhitticr, D. Bryant Third row: N. Rollins, N. Bl2lllCll1l1'Cl, l.. Small, R. Lovejoy, P. Small, R. Collins, E. Knapp GLEE CLUB ,I F 1. " DUST OF 'l'l'llf ROAD" CAST L. NVorthley, E. Hall, ll. Linscntt SEN1OR PLAY CAST Sitting: B. Henderson, A. Cotton, E. Blodgett, A. Titcomb, E. Hodgkins, H. Czunpbell. M. Smith C. Benson Standing: I.. Luce, A. Littlefield, G. Besson 5 SCHOOL CALE DAR Sept. 14. Thirty-second school year bo- gins with a full house. Several additional rooms. Library, art and recitation room, two English rooms. Office now on first tioor. One new Faculty member, Miss Marian Carter-Algebra I, Review Math, Bookkeeping I and II. One new course, Public Speaking, sponsored by Miss Seeley. Sept. 14. Approximately thirty men sur- vive the rush of football practice. Oct. 9. Grade School Auditorium scene of annual reception to 99 freshmen! What a show of limber muscles in the customary peanut race! Fun for all. Nov. 7. Wilton and F. H. S. tie in most anticipated game of season. Score 6-6. Keep at it, boys. There will come a day! Nov. 7. F. H. S. loses County Meet by narrow margin. Nov. 10. Education Week. " Open house " and regular curriculum. Nov. 11. Cross-country boys place fourth in State meet at Lewiston. The best yet! Keep it up! ' Nov. 12. Parents' night. Nov. 20. High and Training Schools join forces in Thanksgiving Concert. A very excellent entertainment. Nov. 26-27. Thanksgiving Holidays. Dec. 16. Black Pirates Uuniors and Sophomoresj seize treasure at Ice-Cream Party, penalty of defeat in the annual maga- zine contest. Dec. 18. Christmas Assembly at Grade School Auditorium with music and readings. Dec. 18. Oh! Boy! Fun and drama! Shivers and laughs! " Sunset " and " The Ghost Hunters" at Grade School Audito4 rium followed by dancing. Dec. 18-Ian. 4. Whoopee! Holidays and Vacation! 1 Dec. 23. Second annual Alumni Dance at Alumni Gym in form of Christmas Holi- day Dance. Ian. 15. Second annual Students' Day. Supt., Norman Blanchardg Prin., Richard Nickerson. . Feb. 9-10. Why such wrinkled' fore- heads? You guessed it. Mid-Years at F. H. S. Mar. Alumni Gym witnesses " Grand Finale " to basketball season with " Bloom- erettsl' downing the girls 25-24. Not a large margin! Eh? Mar. 12. "A Good Egg," Senior Class Play. Congratulations to the cast especially to " The Good Egg," Alden Littlefield, and to Miss Seeley. Apr. 1. Hi-Life Minstrel at Grade School Auditorium. Talk about your' high- powered minstrel shows and financial re- turns! Say!! Apr. 14. State One-Act Play Contest held at Grade School Auditorium. F. H. S. gives most creditable presentation of " Dust of the Road " directed by Miss Seeley. Apr. 16. F. H. S. debaters qualify for finals' in Bates Inter-scholastic Debating League. Our debaters then make a trip to Boston to see the sights. Apr. 22. Sports Night! More than 125 enjoy delicious chicken supper. Does that make your mouth water? At Legion Hall boys hear Coach Al McCoy, athletic di- rector at Northeastern University and 'future coach at Colby. At theihigh school-the girls listen to Miss Elizabeth Deering of West- brook Junior College. . I May 8. Farmington High School -repre- sented by its 1'ine orchestra at VVestern Maine Music Festival in Rumford. A rat- ing to be proud of! i. e. " Superior." 58 THE LAUREL May 14. Alumni Gym with a back- ground of a ship's deck, witnesses the junior Prom. Music by Rudy .Wallace and his Incomparables. Rain! Rain! Go away! May 20. Junior Prize Speaking finals. First prize for girls awarded to Barbara Robbins '38g boys, Elden Hall, Ir., '38. Second prize for girls a tie between Bernice Cox '38 and Laura Worthley '38g boys, Carlton Wade '38. May 28. Annual School Fair! Student Council sponsors side show. A rollicking musical comedy topped off the day. 'SJ June 16. Last 'Chapel at F. H. S. June 19. Senior Banquet. S june 20. Baccalaureate Service. June 21-22. Final exams. June 23. Alumni Night. "Backward turn oh! time! in thy flight-" june 24. Class Day! Commencement Dance at Alumni Gym sponsored by Class of '36, social event for Class of '3'7. June 25. Graduation exercises of Class of '3'7. 61 SKY THE LAUREL 59 KK 'X Xxx E, , had ,T ,f l 'Cb f y T if l j w , T 5 ' . N7 ,Ui i I -- . if X 5 CLASS OF 1936 Arms, Ma1'y-University of Vermont. Atwood, Barbara-Employed at Perham Chambers. Barrows, Eldon- Farmington State Nor- mal School. Beedy, Deane-Employed at Farming- ton Dye House. Bowie, Wendall-At home. Cain, Priscilla-At home. Chapman, C h a r I e s - Farmington State Normal School. Currier, Elizabeth -- At home. Davis, Faye-At home. ' Durrell, Lillian - At home. Gould, Douglas-At home. Gray, Inez-At home. Greenwood, Laurence - Lumbering. Hardy, Duane-Hebron Academy. Hennings, Earl-At home. Hinkley, Norman-Employed at Met- calf's Mill. Holmes, jane--University of Maine. Kinney, Harold - At home. Littlefield, Gerald-Post Graduate, F. H. S. Lovejoy, Robert-Hebron Academy. Lowell, Phyllis-Farmington State Nor- mal School. Luce, Barbara -At home. Lunny, Cecil-At home. Magoni, Mary-Farmington State Nor- mal School. Mason, Marin-Employed at Magoni's. Mason, Methel-At home. McGilvray, Helen- Training at Maine General Hospital. McIntyre, Alberta - Married. McIntyre, Marion - Married. McLeary, Robert- Hebron Academy. Merchant, Eleanor-At home. Metcalf, Agnes - At home. Moody, Doris-Post Graduate, F. H. S. Morton, Richard-University of Maine. Mosher, Bruce-At home. Mosher, Erma-Farmington State Nor- mal School. Neil, Eleanor-Employed in New Eng- land Telephone Odice. ' Norton, Vivian-- Farmington State Nor- mal School. Pinkham, Isabelle - Farmington State Normal School. Pratt, Jay-Bowdoin College. Ranger, Beryl-Employed at State The- ater. Robinson, Carleton - University of Wash- ington. Rollin, Robert--At home. . Rowe, Glendon - Employed at Crosby's Store. Russell, Marjorie-At home. Sanborn, Dorothy-Kent's Hill. Sawyer, Eastman- Hebron Academy. Soule, Thomas - At home. Spinney, Philip - Employed at Tiny's. Thompson, Charles - Employed by " Rudy Wallace." Thompson, Evelyn - At home. Trask, Doreen-University of Maine. Trumbull, Virginia-Boston University. Smith, Hazel - 60 THE LAUREL Tyler, Robert-St. Paul's. Webber, Claude - Farmington State Nor- mal School. Wheeler, Margery-Rhode Island State Hospital. Voter, Annie -Farmington State Nor- mal School. CLASS OF 1935 Argyle, Arthur-Employed in Norwich, Connecticut. Austin, Marion - Farmington State Nor- mal School. Becker, Marion-At home. Besson, Ernest-At home. Brown, Geneva-Employed in Dixfield. Cain, Colby - At home. Card, Charles-Farmington State Nor- mal School. Clark, Thomas - St. Paul's. Colburn, Maxine- Bliss Business Col- lege. Conway, Katherine-Employed at State Theater. Currier, Marguerite - At home. Currier, Tyler-Employed by H. C. N ewman. Fellows, Lois- Howard Seminary, Mass. Fitch, Marguerite-Married, Strong. Fuller, Vivian-Bliss Business College. Gardner, Burdette - At home. Gerrish, Margaret- Employed in Wilton. Greeley, Maxie- Employed at Poland Springs. Hall, Herbert-Employed in Farming- ton Falls. Handy, Dorothy-Employed in Portland. Holmes, Henrietta - University of Maine. Huff, Vertie - At home. Hutchinson, Madelene - Employed at Watson's Camps. Littlefielcl, Mildred - Training at Eastern Maine General Hospital. Looke, Pauline - At home.. Lord, George - Employed in Massachu- SERS. Lovejoy, Haldon - Farmington S ta t e Normal School. Luce, Arthur - Employed in Marr's Drug Store. Meisner, Orville-Employed in Gorham, New Hampshire. Melvin, Basil -At home. Moody, Hubert- At home. Norton, Florestine - Post Graduate, F. H. S. Oliver, Doris-Married, Industry. Otis, Allen-Employed at Sawyer's Ga- rage. Owens, Warren Connecticut. Paine, Corrinne Lunch. Parker, Carolyn Parsons, Albert -Employed in Norwich, -Employed at Gcorge's - Post Graduate, F. H. S. - Colby College. Preble, Melvin-Farmington State Nor- mal School. Rice, William-Employed in Auburn. Roberts, John - Farm. Employed at the Mallory Robinson, lone- Bates College. Ross, Atherton-Farmington State Nor- mal School. Russell, Muriel - Sargent. Searles, Meta - La Salle Junior College. Employed in beauty par- lor at Wilton. Smith, Loey-Married, West Farming- 13011. Stanley, Edward-University of Maine. Taylor, Eva- C Info1'mation desiredj Taylor, Flint- Farmington State Normal School. Tibbetts, VVayne - At home. Titcomb, john - At home. VVaite, Arlene-Bliss Business College, Lewiston. Whitten, David-Whitten's Bicycle Ex- change. Whitten, james-Whitten's Bicycle Ex- change. CLASS OF 1934 Alexander, Harold-Employed in Nor- way. Austin, Elsie-Employed at Woodbury's Studio. THE LAUREL 61 Barrows, Clyde- Farmington State Nor- mal School. Blanchard, Bert-Bentley School of Ac- counting. Bryant, Maxwell - Employed at Farmers' Union. Butterfield, Nathalie - At home. Callahan, Margaret-Employed at New England Telephone Office. Collins, Katherine - At home, West Farmington. Collins, Marjorie- Farmington State Normal School. D'Amico, Lucille- Ear Protector Fac- tory. Demerchant, Ivan - At home. Durrell, Calvin - At home. Frederick, Alice - Teaching. French, Jessie - Married, New Vineyard. Gardner, Minnie-Married, Massachu- setts. Goldsmith, Lybrand-At home, Phillips. Gould, Richard - Bates College. Greenleaf, Ellsworth - Employed by Guy Robbins. Heminway, Harold - Employed at Farm- ington Bottling Company. Jenkins, Blanche - Employed in West Farmington. ' Luce. Arlene-Employed at Newberry's. Luce, Marion- Married, West Farming- ton. McLaughlin, Beatrice - T r a i n i n g at Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plains, Massa- chusetts. McGary, l-Ierbert- Employed in Mc- Gary's Garage. Mcliechnie. Ruby-Employed in Farm- ington. McLeary. Barbara-Farmington State Normal School. Merrill, Thelma - Married, Farmington. Metcalf, Maxine - Deceased. Neil, Edna-Employed at New England Telephone Exchange. O'Regan, James- Employed in Coffee Shop. Peary, I-Iilma - Farmington State Nor- mal School. Ranger, Phyllis-Employed at Tay1or's Filling Station. Robbins, Danville -At home. Ryerson, Donald-Apprenticed to land- scape gardener in Palo Alto, California. Small, Barbara-Employed by C. O. Sturtevant. Small, Royal-Hawaii, in the Army. Stevens, Elizabeth-Married, Farming- ton. Swett, Ozro-Employed by W. P. A. Titcomb, Eleanor-Mount Holyoke Col- lege. Voter, VVarren-Married, Wilton. yVebber, Agnes-Secretary for Currier Holman. Young, James-Employed in Wilton. CLASS OF 1933 Atwood, Olive - Employed at Luce's Studio. , Backus, John- Married, Lewiston. Barrows, Stella- Teaching in North Anson. ' Beal, Ruth-Farmington State Normal School. Berry, Edwin- Employed in Selectmen's Office. Besaw, Robert-Employed at Chad- bourne's Mills. Blanchard, Arlene - Married. Bonney, Samuel-Married, Rumford. Brooks, Kenneth-At home. Clark, Marjorie-Training in Eye and Ear Infirmary, Portland. Colburn, Faye- Married, Wilton. Currier, Isabel-Married, Dixlielcl. Fogg, Roland-Apprenticed at Davis Tree Surgery, Toledo, Ohio. Frederick, Helen - Married. Gardner, Orville - At home. Gay, Clinton-Married, employed by Farmington Oil Company. Gray, Evelyn - Employed in New Hamp- shire. Huff, Bessie- Employed at Perham Chambers. Hutchinson, Katherine - At home, Farm- ington. 62 THE LAUREL Ialbert, Secile-Married, Livermore Falls. Keith, Lucille - Employed in Steele's Coal Oflice. Leavitt, Doris-Married, Farmington. Lovejoy, Jeanette - At home. Mace, Rachel-Married, Bingham. Magoni, Elena -At home. McIntyre, Caroline-Training, -Central Maine General. Meisner, Vella-Employed at Brick Inn. Moody, -Hattie-Training at Eye and Ear Infirmary, Portland. Moreau, Louise - Employed at New Eng- land Telephone Exchange. Morrell, Mary- Married, Strong. Nickerson, Winston- Employed at New- man's Garage. Paine, Franklin-Wentworth Institute. Pajunen, John - Chauffeur in New York. Ramsdell, Irene- Employed by Fred Pratt. Rand, Euleta-Teaching in jay. Robbins, Althea-Married, Allen's Mills. Russell, Frank-Employed at Ford Ga- rage, Farmington. Sargent, Arlene- Married, Temple. Stolt, Randolf -Employed at Ford Ga- rage, Farmington. Taylor, Addie-Employed in Biddeford. Taylor, Philips -At home. Voter, Arlene - At home. Watts, Jeane -Married, Farmington. Waugh, Ethel-Married, Farmington. Webber, Walter-At home. Wheeler, Doris-Married, Farmington. CLASS OF 1932 Argyle, Lloyd-Employed as Manager at Newberry's. Austin, Anna-Teaching at Farmington Falls. Beedy, Dwight-Employed in Arbo Norton's Store. Berry, Joyce-At home. Buchanan, Charles- At home. Clark, Frances-Training in Waterville Hospital. , Craig, Josephine-Teaching in Liver- more. Gagne, Richard-Employed in Massa- chusetts. Greenwood, Arlene-At home. Hagerstrom, Mildred- Clerk at Magoni's Store. Hines, Philip-Teaching in Starks. Hinkley, Manette-Married, Farming- ton. Hodgkins, Austin-Bookkeeper in Tem- ple. Hogan, Dorothy-At home. Holley, Elmore-Employed at Hebron Academy. I Howatt, Richard-Married, Howatt's Barber Shop. Keene, Stanley-Teaching in Oxford. Kempton, Almecla-Ear Protector Fac- tory. Leavitt, Laura-Married, Farmington. Lugar, Frances-Married, Farmington. McKechnie, Ola- Employed in Farming- ton. Morton, Margaret-Employed at Farm Bureau Office. Norton, Charles-Employed at Norton's Music Store. Oliver, Clifford-Teaching in Anson. Parker, Dorothy-Employed at New- berry's. Paul, John-Employed in Springfield, Massachusetts. Pierce, Donald-Married, Chadbourne's Mills. Pillsbury, Alma-Employed at New- berry's. Pillsbury, Philip-At home. Rackliffe, Lewis - At home. Roderick, Theater. Rollin, Owen-Deceased. Ryan, Alice-Employed in St. Eliza- beth's Hospital, New York City. Taylor, Richard-Employed by Tree Surgery Company. Wellman, Glenn-Credit Manager for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Hartford, Connecticut. Thomas-Employed at State THE LAUREL . 63 Wheeler, Sam-University of Maine. Witham, Richard - Married, Dead River. Yeaton, Stanton-Employed at home. CLASS OF 1931 Bragg, Marjorie-Teaching in Chester- ville. Bryant, Hazel- Employed at Newberry's. Butterfield, Doris - Married. Cain, Birdina-Married, Anson. Craig, Thelma-Married, West Farm- ington. Durrell, Ellen-Married, Allen's Mills. Fellows, Marion- Married, Farmington. Gordon, Dorothy-Employed at the Stoddard House. Hoar, Allison- Married, Farmington. Hobbs, Glendon-Employed at Chad- boume's Mill. Hodgkins, Elliot-Married, trucking. ' Jackson, Fred-Married, Allen's Mills. ' Kempton, Harold-Manager of First National Store, Phillips. Lambert, Laura-Married, West Farm- ington. Larcom, Eleanor-Married, Farming- ton. Luce, Christine - At home. Luce, Walter-Teaching in Mount Ver- non, New Hampshire. Merchant, Ardeen- Married, Temple. Moody, Ruth-Employed in Wilton Woolen Mill. ' Nelson, Mary-Training, St. Marie's Hospital, Lewiston. ' Nickerson, Elodia-Married, Farming- ton. Osborne, Ella- Married, at home. Parker, Dorothy-Teaching in Spring Harbor. Parker, Rosabelle-Married, Farmingg ton. ' Preston, Herbert- Employed in Reid Store. Ranger, Virlie-Married, North Jay. Richards, Madelyn-At home. Robbins, Charlotte -At home. Ross, Seywardi- Married, Rumiord. Saunders, Richard - Employed in Boston. Smith, Clayton-Employed at Fellows Motor Company, Skowhegan. Smith, Glendon-Employed in Hardy's Pharmacy. Voter, Helen- Married, Farmington. White, Robert-Employed in Franklin Journal Office. CLASS OF 1930 Adams, Florence- Employed at Web- ber's Ices. Averill, Donald-Employed in Newport, Maine. . ' Barrows, Adrie-At home, Temple. Berry, Raymond- Employed at Farmers' Union. - ' - Bragg, Gordon-In the Navy. Bunnell, Ellen-Married, Farmington. Callahan, john - Employed at S t a t e Liquor Store. , Cook, Maxine -At home. Deane, Milton-Married, Dixfield. Dunn, Evelyn - Married. Frederick, Donald - Deceased. Flood, Beryl-Married, Madison. Gould, Helen- Employed at Sebago Lakes. Haines, Dorothy - Married. Hodgkins, Dorothea - Teaching in Farm- ington Training School. Hunt, Lloyd- Aviation School. Mace, Donald- Employed at Franklin Memorial Hospital. McCully, Carolyn-Employed at Public Library. Merry, Ida-Married, New Vineyard. Mosher, james - At home. Nickerson, Norma-Training, Rhode Island' Hospital. Parker, Aubrey - Deceased. Russell, Vivian - Teaching. Ryan, Donnell- Employed by General Motors, Boston. Sargent, Walter - Employed in West Palm Beach. 54 . THE LAUREL Taylor, Clyde - Teaching in Colburn Gore. Weathern, Frances - Married. Whitney, Olive - At home. Wright, Frances- Married, Farmington. CLASS OF 1929 Beedy, Drew- Employed in Farmington. Buker, Elizabeth- Teaching in Win- chester, Massachusetts. Durrell, Dorothy - Employed by Clarence Crosby. ' Gagne, Edward-Employed in Massa- chusetts. Hamlin, Kenneth - Married, Waterbury, Connecticut. Hamlin, Norris-Married, Farmington. Hobbs, George-Employed at Ernest Voter's. Hogan, Medora-Andover Newton The- ological Seminary. Huff, Ella-At home. Hutchinson, Annet-te-Married, Farm- ington. Kershner, Mae-Married, Farmington. Lane, Dlorothy-Married, Farmington. McCully, Lydia-Married, Farmington. McLaughlin, Sylvia-Teaching at Oak Grove Seminary. Manock, Mary- Married, Temple. Meisner, Thelma- Married, Farmington. Merry, Clinton-Employed at Crosby's Store. Mills, Peter-Practicing law in Farm- ington. Morrell, Frances-Teaching in North Jay- Neal, Arthur- At home, Canada. Richards, Ethelyn-Employed in A. P. Richards' Ollice. Russell, Clara Belle-Married, New Grenwich, Rhode Island. Russell, Erma-Teaching in Farmington Falls. Spinney, Katheryn-Employed at Dr. Arms' Oihce. Spinney, Marjorie-Married, Farming- ton. Stevens, Marvin-At home. r Stevens, Milburn-Married, working at Nutting's Store, West Farmington. BIRTHS To Mrs. Norman Weymouth, formerly Loey Smith '35, wife of Norman Weymouth, a daughter, Edith -Ioan. To Mrs. Allison I-Ioar, formerly Frances Lugar '32, wife of Allison Hoar '31, a son, Philip Allison. To Mrs. Arnold Pillsbury, formerly Marion Fellows '31, wife of Arnold Pills- bury, a daughter, Anne Lucilla. To Mrs. Fred Jackson, formerly Althea Robbins '33, wife of Fred Jackson '31, a son, Fred Leland. To Mrs. Wilson Litchfield, formerly Arlene Blanchard '33, wife of Wilson Litch- iield, a son. DEATHS In Farmington, Oct. 24, 1936, Aubrey Parker, age 26 years, 11 months, 20 days. QQ TI-IE LAUREL Cfgmmiw PHOTO ENGFUSVERS DIAL ,5'57ll C X' 72 MONUMENT SQUARE " PORTLAND. MAINE Specialists in Fine Grade Engravings for SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ANNUALS Wrile for i11for111,at-ion SPORTING GOODS C0l11f7ll:1ll1?11-f5 of G. R. I-Iunnewell Fur Co. A Friend AUBURN, MMNE THE LAUREL HEADQUARTERS FOR USED CARS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY OVER 700 USED CARS AND TRUCKS SOLD LAST YEAR When you want to buy any czu' or truck, no matter what the price SEE US WE CAN PLEASE YOU "EVERYTHING FOR THE AUTOMOBILE " COMPLETE GARAGE AND FILLING STATION SERVICE MORTON MOTOR COMPANY Farmington, Maine THE CHEVROLET AND PONTIAC DEALERS A Sales Representatives MADISON, SKOWHEGAN AND LIVERMORE FALLS Peoples M GONPS Natlonal FRUIT CONFECTIONERY CIGARS TOBAOCO Bank ' AND FARMINGTON MAINE ICE CREAM Member of Federal Deposit 18 BROADWAY I f . , . . nsumnce Corp Farmington, Malne THE LAUREL L. G. Balfour Company ATTLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS Leading Manufacturer of CLASS RINGS AND PINS COMMENCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS DIPLOMAS CUPS, MEDALS, TROPHIES CLUB INSIGNIA JEWELER 'ro THE SENIOR AND JUNIOR CLASSES STATIONER TO THE SENIOR CLASS or FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL State Theatre T H E L A U R E I. FRANK E. KNOWLTON RICHARD H. BELL CURRIER Insurance Agency ESTABLISHED 1884 FARMINGTON, MAINE All Kinds of Insurance and Surety Bonds CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1937 NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO OR IVHAT YOU DO VVE ARE STILL AT 73 MAIN STREET ERNEST W. VOTER 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 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 Plzone for Prices and LVL, Will Give Y 011 Prompt Service STRONG, MAINE T I-I E L A U R E L Compliments of Weber Insurance Agency FARMINGTON, :: MAINE INSURE AND BE SURE Parker Spring Camps CHAS. S. BRIGGS, Prop. BUTTER TOASTED SANDWICI-IES FRENCH FRIED DOGS FRIED CLAMS GROCERIES AND FANCY MEATS THE QUALITY STORE C. S. CROSBY LOWER HIGH STREET BOTH PHONES C.0'lHf7Ii1lll?'l'lf5 of E. E. Flood Company TI-IE FAMILY SHOE STORE Everything in FOOTWEAR 70 THE LAUREL Farmington Farmers' Union Harry E' Newman Dealers in GRAIN - GROCERIES GRASS SEED FERTILIZER and GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES Roy C. Stinchfield, Mgr. I BUICK and OLDSMOBILE FARMINGTON, MAINE Compliments of The First National Bank FARMINGTON, MAINE For Service or Sport BASS FOOTWEAR Is Always Reliable Sold in Farmington by E. E. FLOOD CO. G. H. Bass 8: Co. SHOEMAKERS SINCE 1876 Wilton, Maine THE LAUREL 71 MAINE'S LEADING SPORTING GOODS STORE Complete Lines of SPORTS APPAREL AND EQUIPMENT HEADQUARTERS Fon Sc1IooLS ATHLETIC SUPPLIES The James Bailey Co. 264-266 MIDDI.E STREET PORTLAND, MAINE Compliments of Bliss College of Business Administration LEWISTON, MAINE Send for Catalog Concord College of Business C ollegc-Grade C ourses BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTANCY AND SECRETARIAL SCIENCE Monthly Tuition Plan Catalog on Request Kennebec School of Commerce A BUSINESS COLLEGE With ALL NEW EQUIPMENT ' ALL TYPES OF OFFICE M.ACHINES LATEST TEACHING METHODS This Yeafs Record EVERY GRADUATE A, POSITION Saud for Catalog GARDINER, : : MAINE Q 72 THE GRADUATION WATCHES J. A. Merrill 81 CO. JEXVELERS SINCE 1851 503 CONGRESS STREET PORTLAND, MAINE L A U R E L Compliments of Delmiro G. Taddei v1oL1N TEACHER Wate1'ville, Maine Telephone 2-0133 Dhkin Sporting Goods Co. IVIz0lvsaIc' and Retail Dcalvrs 'in SPORTING GOODS Sfvecialigiug in SCHOOL Afrnuz-r1.c EQUIPMENT AND Gates Business College INTENSIVE COURSES in SHORTHAND, TYPEWRITING, FILING, BOOKKEEPING, ACCOUNTING, COMMERCIAL LAW SUPPLIES A Place for flC1liL"UC'1llC1lf 269 Middle Street, PORTLAND, NIAINE 201 VVHICI' St-, ' AUGUSTA, MAINE ED. WELCH JOE CONLEY PIIONE 1342 Practical' Bu siness Training In STENOGRAPIHY - SECRETARIAL SCIENCE - ACCOUNTING BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SALESMANSI-IIP NORMAL TRAINING Auburn Maine School of Commerce 53 Court Street AUBURN, MAINE Telephone 1750 AGNES C. SEAVEY, Principal THE LAUREL 73 0++4 McGary's Garage HUDSON and TERRAPLANE NASH and LAFAYETTE SALES and SERVICE 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 Franklin County Savings Bank FARMINGTON, MAINE W. M. 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RADIOS ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES Service on All Makes Hardy's Pharmacy of Radios 82 THE LAUREL The Barton Press COMMERCIAL PRINTING- NEW YORK PAPERS-DAILY AND SUNDAY MAGAZINES SCHOOL SUPPLIES : GREETING CARDS School' Printing a Specialty 35 Broadway - Fzlrmington, Maine Compliments of Stoddard l-louse Compliments ot Maine Consolidated Power Co. Farmington, Maine FOR THE STUDENT Complete Lines of CLOTHING - SPORTWEAR You Crm See Tlzese at The Red Store Dr. Frederick C. Lovejoy DENTIST 64 Main Street FARMINGTON, MAINE GROCERIES MEAT - FRUIT BAKERY PRODUCTS Agent for Universal Launclry of Portland E. A. Gdell Farmington Both Phones THE LAUREL H I-IEBRON 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 staifj We have no commercial or " 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 fWate1' at seventy de- grees summer -and winterj INDOOR SQUASI-I 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 Crunning hot and cold water in every roomj Library and Laboratory fees, S725 year in Sturtevant Homeg S575 in Atwood Hall. RALPH L. 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