Farmington High School - Laurel Yearbook (Farmington, ME)
- Class of 1937
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FARMINGTON, MAINE, JUNE, 1937
Laurel Board Clllustrationj ....
LAUREL 'BOARD ......,...............
Faculty Qlllustrationj .....,
Table of Contents
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 ..................
Cross Country flllustrationj ....... ..... -l Ii
Cross Country ...I....
Girls' Basketball .......
Boys' Basketball flllustrationj
Basketball ...............,.,..,,..... .....
Girls' Basketball QIllustratioIIj .....,...,,. 48
Boys' Baseball ............................,., ....., 4 9
Girls' Baseball ....,.........,.,.......... . .,... -I9
Boys' Baseball Clllustrationj ....... ...... 5 0
Girls' Baseball Ullustrationj ....... ...... 5 0
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
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
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
NORMAN BLANCHARII '38
ELDEN H:XLL, JR. '38
MAIIEL HACIERSTROIVI ..-8
fillllllllf Editor ...... BEATRICE PIENDERSON '37
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
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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
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
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:
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
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
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
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-
FLORA Timm: A. B.-Bates: Farming-
ton State Normal School, Taught: Strat-
ford, New Hampshire, Fil.l'1l1l1'1g'lQO1'l-
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.
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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
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
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
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-
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.
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-
Commcul: "Her vmicv was ever' soft and gentle."
CALLAHAN, W ILLIAM EDWARD General Course
Motto: "When business interferes with pleasure lay busi-
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
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."
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
Motto: "Running is of no use5 the thing to do is start on
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,
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."
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."
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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
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."
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
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
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
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
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."
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."
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."
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
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."
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
SMALL, HATTIE Home Economics Course,
Motto: "Never do today what you can put off until to-
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
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
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
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
COHlNll'H1.' "So more a 'woman in her 'way.r."
1 ,gan .'
, M ,
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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
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
Comnwnh "Silence :lever h1n'I.v,' .rfwcch is llw hurlfnl
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."
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
Ollice -lg Trzxflie
'would .vu l1f10.s't'
W I-I1'l"I'IIiR, A
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."
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1, ' E.tfa'g.L,' 'i i '
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'f r-, 4, bf J
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
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."
HONOR STUDENTS OF CLASS OF 1937 VALEDICTORY
Xfaledigtory -U ,,,,,,,,, VVILMA R-XY Memoirs of Maine
Third Honor .....
Fourth Honor ........
NIARIAN SMIT n
ELAINE T1 mxerrs
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
CLARENCE BENSON, NTILDRED W'R1c:uT
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,
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paper, and wood-working mills being sit-
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
.llarian Svnitlz '37,
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
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
ls it not possible that a similar instrument
was brought to Europe by conquering East-
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
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
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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
" 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.
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
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
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
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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
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
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
From the fetters that envy has wrought and
pride has gilded,
From the noise of the crowded ways and the
From the folly that wastes its days in a world
CAI1, but the life is lost that frets and languishes
I would escape and be- free in the joy of the
Elisabcflz. Hodgkins 137.
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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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.
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.
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
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
Why do they
of too many
unfeeling classmate rudely
And he is only one of many.
sleep? Probably because
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
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
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
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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
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
" Fathers, mothers, uncles, cousins,
Families by tens and dozens,
Brothers, sisters, husbands, wives."
There, that should complete the welcom-
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
Sitting mournfully on a bench is Leon
Odell tearfully watching his mother's re-
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
Four years have rolled by, and here we
are on the threshold of a new world to
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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.
"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 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.
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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
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
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-
R. Nickerson J37.
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
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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
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
Well, if here isn't Mr. Nickerson, him-
self, feeling plenty important being the
freshman representative to the Student
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
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
32 THE LAUREL
this sophomore sissy was elected King of
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.
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
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-
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
able to attend Baccalaureate the next day.
The Rev. Albert Henderson gave a stimu-
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.
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-
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Item 2. I, Verna Bailey, do give and
bequeath to the fragile Fabyan Webber my
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
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
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
Item 16. I, Avis Cotton, do give and
bequeath to tl1c solemn Hazel Lunny my
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
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
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. '
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Item 34. I, Leon Odell, do give and be-
queath to the 'cellist Anita Oakes my easily-
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
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-
Item 43. I, Donald Stetson, do give and
bequeath to the forward Harry Looke my
Item 44. I, Elaine Tibbetts, do give 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
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.
1. Beatrice Henderson
2. Betty Boop
3. The Three Musketeers
C. B.: I-Ii, Mildred, how is the " Gaz-
ette's" star reporter today? .
M. W.: Well, hello Mutt, where are you
C. B.: Oh, I'm catching the 8:30 train
M. W.: So am Ig I'm going to cover our
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
C. B.: You can thank Mr. VVhite for
giving you a shove on your way.
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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
M. W.: Then Marian Smith was the
lucky girl after all.
C. B.: What became of her friend,
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
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
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
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
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
M. W.: Gordon Besson goes so fast in
those racing cars of his he couldn't even see
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
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
M. W.: Yes, she was always saying she
wanted to be a dietitian so she could re-
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
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
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
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
C. B.: Frankie Conway trains in the
gym every day trying to keep that girlish
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,
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
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
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
M. VV.: Let's see, here's Clayton Berry.
Did he and Helen MoGilvray ever get
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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-
-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
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.
' 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
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
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
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
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
Aunt: What about Maurice's cousin,
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,
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
Hor.: Can't we give her this egg-beater
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
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.
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-
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
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
- Hor.: Buddy? I dunno. He's always
iiyin' around and up in the air about some-
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-
I-Ior.: Naw, we'll donate that Campbell's
to Eleanor Wheeler. That ought to please
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-
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?
Aunt: You wouldn't know anything
helpful. Do you know what we can give
Verna Bailey? We won't want to slight
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.
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
Aunt: I-Iere's a book of tl1e latest styles.
fLooks at itj Disgusting! Such im-
I-Ior: C Takes bookj What's wrong
with that? Cousin Elaine Blodgett's kind
of stylish looking. It's the thing for her.
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
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
lflor,: Sure, she's gasping by the time
she gets to the end of her long sentences.
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
.-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
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
Aunt: The idea! Such impndence.
Hor.: Gosh, what if the police search
the house: they'll find the muzzle and
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
NEW' YORK LIFE lNSUR.-XNCE CO.
T14:MP1.Ii, Nl A 1 N IE
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
Darrell Bryant '38,
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SOPHOMORE CLASS NOTES
l-lli Class ol 'Sill came back to school on
Septeinber l-l-th with T5 pupils e11-
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
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
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.
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:
11I'l'lI.YlIl'C'l' Lorraine Holman
.-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
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
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
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.
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
LAYING a diliicult schedule the 1937
varsity Greyhound football team was
tied once, defeated twice, and won five
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
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
Hebron Reserves 7
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.
Third row: D. Dingley, N. Blmmclmrnl, F. fX'lcl.ezu'y. A. l.il1hy, ll. Hull
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
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.
F. H. S. 95 l.eax'itt 32
Four-Cornered Meet-XV. A. SUM, F. H. S.
4-BM, Phillips T2-UG, Jay LZRM.
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
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.
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
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
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-
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
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-
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
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
, M "1 ig . ""1'Y-5
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
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
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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
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
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,
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-
periorf' They will furnish music for the
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
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,
9 Q TE Qs
. .N W1 Vx ll f.
Q sec fe 1
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 . .
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
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
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
" 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
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
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-
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
1 Dec. 23. Second annual Alumni Dance
at Alumni Gym in form of Christmas Holi-
Ian. 15. Second annual Students' Day.
Supt., Norman Blanchardg Prin., Richard
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-
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."
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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.
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
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CLASS OF 1936
Arms, Ma1'y-University of Vermont.
Atwood, Barbara-Employed at Perham
Barrows, Eldon- Farmington State Nor-
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
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-
Holmes, jane--University of Maine.
Kinney, Harold - At home.
Littlefield, Gerald-Post Graduate, F.
Lovejoy, Robert-Hebron Academy.
Lowell, Phyllis-Farmington State Nor-
Luce, Barbara -At home.
Lunny, Cecil-At home.
Magoni, Mary-Farmington State Nor-
Mason, Marin-Employed at Magoni's.
Mason, Methel-At home.
McGilvray, Helen- Training at Maine
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-
Neil, Eleanor-Employed in New Eng-
land Telephone Odice. '
Norton, Vivian-- Farmington State Nor-
Pinkham, Isabelle - Farmington State
Pratt, Jay-Bowdoin College.
Ranger, Beryl-Employed at State The-
Robinson, Carleton - University of Wash-
Rollin, Robert--At home. .
Rowe, Glendon - Employed at Crosby's
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
Thompson, Evelyn - At home.
Trask, Doreen-University of Maine.
Trumbull, Virginia-Boston University.
Smith, Hazel -
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Tyler, Robert-St. Paul's.
Webber, Claude - Farmington State Nor-
Wheeler, Margery-Rhode Island State
Voter, Annie -Farmington State Nor-
CLASS OF 1935
Argyle, Arthur-Employed in Norwich,
Austin, Marion - Farmington State Nor-
Becker, Marion-At home.
Besson, Ernest-At home.
Brown, Geneva-Employed in Dixfield.
Cain, Colby - At home.
Card, Charles-Farmington State Nor-
Clark, Thomas - St. Paul's.
Colburn, Maxine- Bliss Business Col-
Conway, Katherine-Employed at State
Currier, Marguerite - At home.
Currier, Tyler-Employed by H. C.
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
Hall, Herbert-Employed in Farming-
Handy, Dorothy-Employed in Portland.
Holmes, Henrietta - University of Maine.
Huff, Vertie - At home.
Hutchinson, Madelene - Employed at
Littlefielcl, Mildred - Training at Eastern
Maine General Hospital.
Looke, Pauline - At home..
Lord, George - Employed in Massachu-
Lovejoy, Haldon - Farmington S ta t e
Luce, Arthur - Employed in Marr's Drug
Meisner, Orville-Employed in Gorham,
Melvin, Basil -At home.
Moody, Hubert- At home.
Norton, Florestine - Post Graduate, F.
Oliver, Doris-Married, Industry.
Otis, Allen-Employed at Sawyer's Ga-
-Employed in Norwich,
-Employed at Gcorge's
- Post Graduate, F. H. S.
- Colby College.
Preble, Melvin-Farmington State Nor-
Rice, William-Employed in Auburn.
Roberts, John -
Employed at the Mallory
Robinson, lone- Bates College.
Ross, Atherton-Farmington State Nor-
Russell, Muriel - Sargent.
Searles, Meta -
La Salle Junior College.
Employed in beauty par-
lor at Wilton.
Smith, Loey-Married, West Farming-
Stanley, Edward-University of Maine.
Taylor, Eva- C Info1'mation desiredj
Taylor, Flint- Farmington State Normal
Tibbetts, VVayne - At home.
Titcomb, john - At home.
VVaite, Arlene-Bliss Business College,
Whitten, David-Whitten's Bicycle Ex-
Whitten, james-Whitten's Bicycle Ex-
CLASS OF 1934
Alexander, Harold-Employed in Nor-
Austin, Elsie-Employed at Woodbury's
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Barrows, Clyde- Farmington State Nor-
Blanchard, Bert-Bentley School of Ac-
Bryant, Maxwell - Employed at Farmers'
Butterfield, Nathalie - At home.
Callahan, Margaret-Employed at New
England Telephone Office.
Collins, Katherine - At home, West
Collins, Marjorie- Farmington State
D'Amico, Lucille- Ear Protector Fac-
Demerchant, Ivan - At home.
Durrell, Calvin - At home.
Frederick, Alice - Teaching.
French, Jessie - Married, New Vineyard.
Gardner, Minnie-Married, Massachu-
Goldsmith, Lybrand-At home, Phillips.
Gould, Richard - Bates College.
Greenleaf, Ellsworth - Employed by Guy
Heminway, Harold - Employed at Farm-
ington Bottling Company.
Jenkins, Blanche - Employed in West
Luce. Arlene-Employed at Newberry's.
Luce, Marion- Married, West Farming-
McLaughlin, Beatrice - T r a i n i n g at
Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plains, Massa-
McGary, l-Ierbert- Employed in Mc-
Mcliechnie. Ruby-Employed in Farm-
McLeary. Barbara-Farmington State
Merrill, Thelma - Married, Farmington.
Metcalf, Maxine - Deceased.
Neil, Edna-Employed at New England
O'Regan, James- Employed in Coffee
Peary, I-Iilma - Farmington State Nor-
Ranger, Phyllis-Employed at Tay1or's
Robbins, Danville -At home.
Ryerson, Donald-Apprenticed to land-
scape gardener in Palo Alto, California.
Small, Barbara-Employed by C. O.
Small, Royal-Hawaii, in the Army.
Stevens, Elizabeth-Married, Farming-
Swett, Ozro-Employed by W. P. A.
Titcomb, Eleanor-Mount Holyoke Col-
Voter, VVarren-Married, Wilton.
yVebber, Agnes-Secretary for Currier
Young, James-Employed in Wilton.
CLASS OF 1933
Atwood, Olive - Employed at Luce's
Backus, John- Married, Lewiston.
Barrows, Stella- Teaching in North
Beal, Ruth-Farmington State Normal
Berry, Edwin- Employed in Selectmen's
Besaw, Robert-Employed at Chad-
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-
Huff, Bessie- Employed at Perham
Hutchinson, Katherine - At home, Farm-
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Ialbert, Secile-Married, Livermore
Keith, Lucille - Employed in Steele's Coal
Leavitt, Doris-Married, Farmington.
Lovejoy, Jeanette - At home.
Mace, Rachel-Married, Bingham.
Magoni, Elena -At home.
McIntyre, Caroline-Training, -Central
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-
Paine, Franklin-Wentworth Institute.
Pajunen, John - Chauffeur in New York.
Ramsdell, Irene- Employed by Fred
Rand, Euleta-Teaching in jay.
Robbins, Althea-Married, Allen's Mills.
Russell, Frank-Employed at Ford Ga-
Sargent, Arlene- Married, Temple.
Stolt, Randolf -Employed at Ford Ga-
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
Austin, Anna-Teaching at Farmington
Beedy, Dwight-Employed in Arbo
Berry, Joyce-At home.
Buchanan, Charles- At home.
Clark, Frances-Training in Waterville
Craig, Josephine-Teaching in Liver-
Gagne, Richard-Employed in Massa-
Greenwood, Arlene-At home.
Hagerstrom, Mildred- Clerk at Magoni's
Hines, Philip-Teaching in Starks.
Hinkley, Manette-Married, Farming-
Hodgkins, Austin-Bookkeeper in Tem-
Hogan, Dorothy-At home.
Holley, Elmore-Employed at Hebron
Howatt, Richard-Married, Howatt's
Keene, Stanley-Teaching in Oxford.
Kempton, Almecla-Ear Protector Fac-
Leavitt, Laura-Married, Farmington.
Lugar, Frances-Married, Farmington.
McKechnie, Ola- Employed in Farming-
Morton, Margaret-Employed at Farm
Norton, Charles-Employed at Norton's
Oliver, Clifford-Teaching in Anson.
Parker, Dorothy-Employed at New-
Paul, John-Employed in Springfield,
Pierce, Donald-Married, Chadbourne's
Pillsbury, Alma-Employed at New-
Pillsbury, Philip-At home.
Rackliffe, Lewis - At home.
Ryan, Alice-Employed in St. Eliza-
beth's Hospital, New York City.
Taylor, Richard-Employed by Tree
Wellman, Glenn-Credit Manager for
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Hartford,
Thomas-Employed at State
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Wheeler, Sam-University of Maine.
Witham, Richard - Married, Dead River.
Yeaton, Stanton-Employed at home.
CLASS OF 1931
Bragg, Marjorie-Teaching in Chester-
Bryant, Hazel- Employed at Newberry's.
Butterfield, Doris - Married.
Cain, Birdina-Married, Anson.
Craig, Thelma-Married, West Farm-
Durrell, Ellen-Married, Allen's Mills.
Fellows, Marion- Married, Farmington.
Gordon, Dorothy-Employed at the
Hoar, Allison- Married, Farmington.
Hobbs, Glendon-Employed at Chad-
Hodgkins, Elliot-Married, trucking.
' Jackson, Fred-Married, Allen's Mills.
' Kempton, Harold-Manager of First
National Store, Phillips.
Lambert, Laura-Married, West Farm-
Larcom, Eleanor-Married, Farming-
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
' Nickerson, Elodia-Married, Farming-
Osborne, Ella- Married, at home.
Parker, Dorothy-Teaching in Spring
Parker, Rosabelle-Married, Farmingg
Preston, Herbert- Employed in Reid
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
Voter, Helen- Married, Farmington.
White, Robert-Employed in Franklin
CLASS OF 1930
Adams, Florence- Employed at Web-
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
Haines, Dorothy - Married.
Hodgkins, Dorothea - Teaching in Farm-
ington Training School.
Hunt, Lloyd- Aviation School.
Mace, Donald- Employed at Franklin
McCully, Carolyn-Employed at Public
Merry, Ida-Married, New Vineyard.
Mosher, james - At home.
Nickerson, Norma-Training, Rhode
Parker, Aubrey - Deceased.
Russell, Vivian - Teaching.
Ryan, Donnell- Employed by General
Sargent, Walter - Employed in West
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Taylor, Clyde - Teaching in Colburn
Weathern, Frances - Married.
Whitney, Olive - At home.
Wright, Frances- Married, Farmington.
CLASS OF 1929
Beedy, Drew- Employed in Farmington.
Buker, Elizabeth- Teaching in Win-
Durrell, Dorothy - Employed by Clarence
Gagne, Edward-Employed in Massa-
Hamlin, Kenneth - Married, Waterbury,
Hamlin, Norris-Married, Farmington.
Hobbs, George-Employed at Ernest
Hogan, Medora-Andover Newton The-
Huff, Ella-At home.
Hutchinson, Annet-te-Married, Farm-
Kershner, Mae-Married, Farmington.
Lane, Dlorothy-Married, Farmington.
McCully, Lydia-Married, Farmington.
McLaughlin, Sylvia-Teaching at Oak
Manock, Mary- Married, Temple.
Meisner, Thelma- Married, Farmington.
Merry, Clinton-Employed at Crosby's
Mills, Peter-Practicing law in Farm-
Morrell, Frances-Teaching in North
Neal, Arthur- At home, Canada.
Richards, Ethelyn-Employed in A. P.
Russell, Clara Belle-Married, New
Grenwich, Rhode Island.
Russell, Erma-Teaching in Farmington
Spinney, Katheryn-Employed at Dr.
Spinney, Marjorie-Married, Farming-
Stevens, Marvin-At home. r
Stevens, Milburn-Married, working at
Nutting's Store, West Farmington.
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,
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,
To Mrs. Wilson Litchfield, formerly
Arlene Blanchard '33, wife of Wilson Litch-
iield, a son.
In Farmington, Oct. 24, 1936, Aubrey
Parker, age 26 years, 11 months, 20 days.
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Phillips, : : Maine Farmington, : : Maine
O. P. Stewart
CARPENTER AND BUILDER
Farmers' 38-13 N. E., 142-11
Dr. E E Russell
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DRINK COCA COLA
G E O R G E ' S
Farmington Bottling Co. HOT DIQG STAND
Farmington' Maine Farmington, Maine
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS For
Let Us Furnish Them for You for All
W e Telegraph Flowers
Of All Kinds
Ripley 8: Company
W H I T E 'S
FARMINGTON, - - MAINE
Dr. Clyde L. Austin
78 THE LAUREL
Everything in the
FOUNTAIN PENS AND PENCILS
FINE WATCII :REPAIRING
Lindsay G. Trask
FARMINGTON, - - MAINE
. PLUNIBING and HEATING
C. B. MOODY
Farmington Dye House
CLEANING, DYEING, PRESSING
PHIL FOLGER, Prop.
Longfellow Beauty Parlor
37 MAIN STREET
BIRTHDAY AND VVEDDING CAKES
Mx's. G. Lindbom
Stearns Furniture Co.
COMPLETE HOME FURNISHINGS
UPHOLSTERING AND REFINISHING
Our 1111111 will gladly call and estimate
Farmington, : : Maine
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Frank F. Graves
F armington, . Maine
Every Good Time is 21 Good Time to
K O D A K
In after years you will treasure pictures
of your -school days. Let us help you get
the kind of picture you want-The Best.
BROWNIE CAMERAS 52.00 - 35.00
KODAKS 35.00 and up FILMS
Dcvelojvirzg - Prmt-iizg - Etzzlarging
Marr's Drug Store
62 Main Street
ALWAYS READY TO SERVE YOU
Tarbox 81 Whittier
J. W. 8: W. D. Barker
DODGE AND PLYMOUTH
MOTOR CARS AND TRUCKS
W. M. Pierce, D. D. S.
Fred 0. Smith Mfg. Co.
. . NEW VINEYARD, MAINE
80 THE LAUREL
Brown's Jewelry Store
W. Raymond Davis
OPTICAL DEPARTMENT of the
O11 Broadway DAVIS FUNERAL HOME
Farmington, - : Maine
A of Compliments
L. W. HARRIS
FINE SHOE REPAIRING
I. J. N EWBERRY
E. H. LOWELL
Far. 211-5 N. E. 148-2
F. L. BUTLER CO
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House Wirirmg a Specialty
G-E MAZDA LAMPS
Broadway N. E. Phone S
Mrs. Harry Brown
M 1 L L 1 N E R Y
QUICK LUNCI-IEON SERVICE
BANQUETS by Spatial App0i11t11ze1zt
Meet Him at
The Coffee Shop
Open All Night
BROADVVXX FARMINGTON, NI.-XINE
A. G. Barker
A. K. RADIOS
on All Makes
Hardy's Pharmacy of Radios
82 THE LAUREL
The Barton Press
NEW YORK PAPERS-DAILY AND SUNDAY
SCHOOL SUPPLIES : GREETING CARDS
School' Printing a Specialty
35 Broadway - Fzlrmington, Maine
FOR THE STUDENT
Complete Lines of
CLOTHING - SPORTWEAR
You Crm See Tlzese at
The Red Store
Dr. Frederick C. Lovejoy
64 Main Street
MEAT - FRUIT
Agent for Universal Launclry of Portland
E. A. Gdell
Farmington Both Phones
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
INDOOR SWIMMING POOL fWate1' at seventy de-
grees summer -and winterj
INDOOR SQUASI-I COURT
Extra Large Especially constructed BASKET BALL
SEPARATE LARGE GYMNASIUM with spacious
dressing' rooms, with latest type showers for both
home and visiting teams.
INDOOR TENNIS COURT
NEW MODERN INFIRMARY fSeparate Buildingj
with graduate nurse always on duty.
CAMP on two mile lake near school for boys who like
to rough it week-ends. Fine hunting and fishing.
FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL TEAMS so that all who
desire may participate.
Tuition, Board, Room including heat and light Crunning hot and
cold water in every roomj Library and Laboratory fees, S725
year in Sturtevant Homeg S575 in Atwood Hall.
RALPH L. HUNT, Principal, HEBRON, MAIaNE
R. W. RAND, Local Representative,
3 Colonial Terrace, Belmont 3044-I.
Knowlton :Sz McLear
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