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Table of PAGE 3 4 5 17 35 35 35 36 -U...- Contents PAGE Baseball ...... ........ 3 6 Track .................... ..... 3 6 A SCHOOL AT WAR .............. ..... 3 7 Orchestra flllustrationl ................ 38 Girls' Glee Club Qlllustrationj ...... 38 Student Council and Class Ofiicers Qlllustrationj .............................. 40 Senior Play Cast Qlllustrationl .... 40 AUTOGRAPHS ...................................... 42 ALUMNI ..... ........ 4 3 OUR ADVERTISERS ...... ........ 4 7 ADVERTISEMENTS ..... ........ 4 8 LAUREL Editor-in-Chief , Senior Class , . Iunior Class ..,. Sophomore Class . , 4 . , Freshman Class . . , , . , Literary ...,.. Alumni . . . , School Year .. Athletics ..,.. Photographs .... Exchanges ...,.... Business Managers Circulation Advertising Typists . . . Laurel Board . . Carlton McGary . . , Frank Dingley Barbara Day . , , . Iean Carter . . . . Ioline Wilson Ieanette Thompson , . 4 lean Robinson . , . . Doris Stanley Milton Henderson . , . , Caroline Dingley Mabelle Comstock ...,, Morna Huff A . . . , lane Austin Barbara Ialbert . Frederick Rollins Burton Weymouth . fl . Donald Wells Eleanor Hammond Faculty Adviser Mrs. Marion Bryant LAUREL DEDICATION It is with clcep ztppreciutitm uiicl rhspect that we cletlicatc this issue of the ,IMNURICL tu MR. l,1.m'1m li. Nl0RTON, who for over twenty-one years as 21 memhcr of the lfilflllillgttlll Sclmul lluzml, has unseltishly given of his time :md energy tu the impruvcnient of our school. 3 LAUREL FACULTY MELVILLE H. JOHNSON. B. A., University of Maine. Graduate work at University of Maine and Bates College. Appointed 1943. Principal. Mathematics and Science. 'RICHARD B. GOULD. B. S., Bates College. Appointed 1938. Sub- master, Science Dept. - Chemistry, Physics and Aeronautics. MARION S. BRYANT. Farmington State Normal School, Bates College and University of New Hampshire. Appointed 1927. Dean of Girls, English III-IV, Hd. LYDIA F. JOHNSON. A. B., Colby College. Appointed 1942. Dramatics Coach, English I-II. ESTHER J. JUDKINS. B. S. in Ed., University of Maine. Appointed 1942. Social Studies, Reading. LILLIAN A. KELLEY. Beal Business College, Washington State Normal School QSummer Sessionj. Appointed 1943. Commercial Dept., Busi- ness Training. JOSEPHINE P. MCALARY. A. B., Colby College. Appointed 1943. Chemistry, Mathematics. EMMA D. MCLEARY. Farmington State Normal School, University of Geneva. Geneva, Switzerland. Appointed 1943. French Dept. MAY B. MINER. Rhode Island Normal School. Appointed 1926 ftirstj, 1940 Csecondj, Dean of Girls 1926-1937. Latin. 'AUDREY NELSON. Bliss Business College 1943. Appointed 1943. Commercial Dept. EDITH ANDREWVS NUNAN. A. B., University of Maine. Appointed 1941. History. IOLA HAYNES PERKINS. Farmington State Normal School, American Institute of Normal Methods. Appointed 1928. Supervisor of Music. EVA H. ROBERTS. Maine School of Commerce, Burdett College, Simmons College, University of Maine. Appointed Ian. 1944. Commercial Dept. FREDA SKILLIN. B. S., Farmington College of Home Economics. Grad- uate work at Cornell University, University of Maine. Appointed Jan. 1940. Home Economics. MARAH S. WEBSTER. Pratt Institute. Appointed 1935. Art. JOHN P. WILLIAMS. A. B., University of Maine. Appointed 1943. Biology and General Science, Physical Training. ' Resigned during school year. 4 LAUREL ,k A SENIOR SAYS I went to high school four years To peek at knowledge. This is a free country-I didn't have to go But I did. What I saw of Knowledge Was not from books alone. I saw Friendship, with its weapons concealed- So much to see. I saw Cheating, with its fruitless branchesg I saw Mistake, with its book of new leaves: Saw Love bourgeon from Hate- Not Logic, but Life. I learned to look for Sincerity, with " no strings attached "3 Humor, no emptiness in its laugh- Cheer wears well. I found Good and Bad, Right and Wrong Side by side-everywhere, they were Racing neck and neck toward me. I had to choose. The distance I have come Has been short- too short: Would that I had these four years back- But I haven't. Mary Pinkham '44 5 LAUREL 'lr ASHLEY, VIRGINIA RUTH College " GINNY " Conzmmr: " Good :ruse and good lllllllft' mnxf ferr join." Chorus I, 2, 3: ISARKH: Staff 2: School Fair 2: Playday Usher 2: Traflic Oflicer 3: Iunior Prom Usher 3: Assemblies 3: Flower Comm. Graduation 31 Usher, Graduation 3: Oflice Practice 4: Bus. Comm., Senior Play' 4: Bus. Mgr. Magazine Contest 4: Refresh. Comm., Fresh. Reception 4: Usher, Senior Play -I. Signed ....,. AUSTIN, IANE College " IQFFIE MAE " Comnzenl: " A good laugh is .tun.fl1ir1c'." Music Festival I: Basketball I, 2. 3, -I: Softball I, 2, 3: Field Hockey I, 3: Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4: Orchestra I: Concerts I, 2: Victory Concerts 3, -I: Chorus I, 2, 3: Pep Club 1: Qui Vive 2: lunior Prom Usher I: Minstrel I, 3: l.Aiuu.i. Board I, 3, 4: Mag. Contest I, 2: Playday 2: Soph. Hop 2: Athletic Assn. Sec. 2, 3: Art 2: F. H. S. Fair Booth 2: Franklin County Fair Ilooth 2, 3: One Act Play Prompter 2: Fresh. Reception Comm. 2, 3, -I: Vol- ley Ball 2, 3: Student 2: Student Council Vice-Pres. 3: Student Council President -I: Iunior Prom Comm. 3: IIARKER Stal? 3: Quoitennis 3: Soccer 3: Assemblies 3, 4: Tralhc Officer 3: Usher, Graduation 3: Gym Iixhibition 3: Senior Play Comm. 4: Senior Play Cast 4. Signed.. BARKER, MARY ELIZABETH Home Economics Commrni: " The dignity of !l'0771llflh0OIi.H Chorus I, 2, 3: Glee Club I, 2. 3, -I: Orchestra I, 2: Band I: Iiasket- ball I: Softball I: Pep Club I: Qui Vive 2, 3: Cheerleader I, 2, 3, -I: Com- munity Center Open House 2: Concerts I, 2: Victory Concerts 3, 4: Mag. Contest 2, 3: Phys. Iicl. Exhibitions 2, 3: Cafeteria 3: Assemblies 3, -I: Min- strel Show 3: Girls' Athletic Assn. 3: Tournament Usher 3, -I: Class Day Usher 3: Senior Play Make-up Comm. -l. Signed .,.. ,, CARTER, AVIS MARIAN Commercial Comment " It ormrs Io mr il'.v Ihr l'UH1I7I0llf7lt1l'!' pmplc' who :lo fllillgifi Art I, 2: Chorus I, 2, 3: Iianxivit Stall 2: Girls' Athletic Assn. 2, 3: Basketball Z: Volley Ilall 2: Quoitennis Z: Softball 2: Mag. Contest 2: Phys. lid. Exhibition 2: Decoration Comm., Sopli. Hop 2: Assemblies 3: Franklin County Fair Booth 3: Ring Comm. 3: Trallic Oflicer 3: Ollice Practice 3: Usher at Minstrel 3: Phys. Ed. Institute 3: Class Day Usher 3: Flower Comm., Graduation 3: Senior Play Properties Comm. -I: Refresh, Comm., Fresh. Reception 4. Signed.. . 6 'k LAUREL COMPTON, STANLEY ARTHUR General " STAN " Co rrzl: 161115 " C AII' efnl il: lflt' day is long." Franklin Coumy Fair ll Lwfa th 3: Student Librarian 4. Signed ,. , CUMSTOCK, MABELLE GERTRUDE College Cllllllllfllff " A .tportsnzan mmpIz'l:'." Basketball l, 2, 3, 4: Softball l, 2, 3: Usher, Iunior Prom ll Playday 2: Qui Vive 2: Girls' Athletic Assn. Constitution Comm. 2: Volley Ball 2, 3: Quoitennis 2, 3: Franklin County Fair llooth 2, 3: Mag. Contest 2, 3, 4: Usher. Soph. Hop 2: C. A. A. Vice-Pres. 3: Student Council 3, 4: Assembly 3: Smal- 33 Field Hockey 3: Tennis 3: Tumbling 3: Phys. lid, Institute 3: Usher, Baccalaureate 3: Bus. Comm., Senior Play 4: Refresh. Comm., Fresh. Reception -l. Signed ,..,. . DAY, BARBARA LEE College " l.lil:TY " " HARP: " CUIIIIHCIIII " I have miller studied books than men." Debating l:A Concerts Usher l, 2: Usher. Iunior Prom l: Fresh. Recep- tion l: Minstrel Show Melodrama l: F. H. S. Fair l3ootl1,,l, 2: llaskethall l, 2, 3: Art l: Mag. Contest l, 2, 3, -l: Chorus 2, 3: BARRIER Staff 2. 4: Qui Vive 2: Puhlic Speaking 2: Puhlic Speaking Contest Usher 2: Volley Hall 2, 31 Quoitennis 2, 3: Softhall 2, 3: School Calendar Ed. Ioxtvizm. 3: Traflic Oilicer 3: Uthce Practice 3: Minstrel Show 3: Glee Cluh 3, 4: Vic- tory Concerts 3, -l: Iunior Prom Comm. 3: Franklin County Fair Booth 3: Assemblies 3, 4: Usher, Phys. lid. Institute 3: Soccer 3: Baton Twirling 3: Tumhling 3: Flower Comm., Graduation 3: Usher, Graduation 3: Advertis- ing Comm., Senior Play -l: Usher, Senior Play 4: Ass't Senior Class Ed. LAURI-.I. -l. Signed ....,......................,.......... .,,,,,,,,,,,,, DEARBORN, VANCE EDWARD College Cnnmzcnr: " Hr' Inu! a ufmzderfnl rulrnl for parlqirzg thought floss, and I'!'lll1!'l'ilIg il pormlvlc." Basketball Mgr. 1, Z: Basketball l, 2, 3, 4: Minstrel Show 1, 3: Chorus 2, 3: Soph. Hop Comm. 2: School Fair Comm. 2: Track 3: Iunior Prom Comm. 3: Vice-President 3: Assemblies 3, 4: Stage Mgr. Class Day Play 3: Nominating Comm. 3: Editor-in-Chief of CQREYHOUND lhiucun 4: Senior Play Cast 4: Ass't Chairman of War Bond Sales 4: Mag. Contest 1, 4: Treasurer of Student Council 4. Signed .....,. 7 LAUREL 'A' DINGLEY, CAROLINE WILCOX College " NVILLIE " Comment: " I nm always ul zz los: fo know how muff! lo lveliwz' of my own s1oric.f." Field Hockey I, 25 Baskeball l, 2, 3, 45 Softball I, 2, 35 Orchestra l, 2, 3, 45 Eastern Maine and New England Music Festivals I5 Girls' Glee Club I, 2, 3, 45 Chorus I, 2, 35 Pep Club I5 Usher at Iunior Prom I5 Min- strel l, 35 School and County Fair Comm. 1, 2, 35 Mag. Contest 1, 2: Play Day 1, 25 Fall and Spring Concerts 1, 2, 3, 45 Soph. Hop Comm. 25 Qui Vive 25 One Act Plays Comm. 25 Volley Ball 2, 35 Quoitennis 2, 35 Girls' Athletic Assn. 35 lunior Prom Comm. 35 Soccer 35 BARKLR Staff 3, 45 Class Day Quartet 35 Assemblies 3, 45 Trafhc Ollicer 35 Tumbling 35 Phys. Fit- ness Institute 35 Senior Play Comm. 45 Sports Editor for LAUREL 4. Signed ......... ............... DINGLEY, FRANK PRIDE College " FRANKIE PRIDE " Comment: " But, sure he'.f proud: and yet his PRIDE become: him." Football I, 2, 3, 45 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45 Track I, 2, 3, 45 Student Council I5 One Act Play, "The Florist Shop " I5 Iunior Prom Usher I5 Chorus I, 2, 35 Art I, 2, 3, 45 VVinner of Poppy Contest I, 2, 35 BARKER Staff l, 45 Soph. Hop Comm. 25 Booths at County and School Fairs 25 Iunior Prom Comm. 35 Class Editor for Laumer. 3, 45 Minstrel Show 35 Assemblies 2, 3, 45 Defense Lieutenant 35 Graduation Comm. 35 Senior Play Cast 45 Boys' Glee Club 45 Printer for Bsrutren 45 Victory Concert 45 LAUREL Board 3, 4. Signed ......... FROST, PAULINE MAE General " POLLY " Comment: " We are born ro be happy. All of us." Chorus l, 25 Girls' Athletic Assn. 2, 35 Basketball 25 Cheer Leader 25 Volley Ball 2, 35 Quoitennis 25 Softball Z5 Phys. Ed. Exhibition 35 Last Chapel Usher 35 School Fair Booth Comm. 35 Mag. Contest 35 Senior Play Usher 45 Librarian 4. Signed ..,.. .. GRAY, ELVET VERNON College " VERNIE " Comment: " Men, like nations, have their infancy." Chorus I, 2, 35 Football I, 2, 3, 45 Basketball I, 2, 3, 45 Baseball I, 2, 3, 45 School Fair Comm. 15 Track 2, 4: Mag. Contest 2, 3, 45 Booth at County Fair 2, 35 Class Marshal 25 Tumbling 35 Phys. Fitness Institute 35 Ping Pong Tournament 35 Winter Sports 45 Senior Play Cast 4. Signed ....,... 8 ir LAUREL GREEN, BEVERLY BABB College " BEV " Commenl: " The hair is the richest ornament of women." Girls' Glcc Club 45 Art 43 Scnior Play Cast 4g Mag. Contest 4: Trans- fer from Madison High 4. Signed , HAMMOND, ELEANOR MARIORIE Commercial Comment: " In qnirfnmzr and in fOI1fidt'flL'E shall be your .rfrength." Chorus 2, 3: Basketball 25 Soph. Hop Usher 25 Mag. Contest 2, 4, School Fair Com. 2: Volley Bull 2: Quoitennis 2, Softball 23 Assemblies 2: Typist for LAURH. 3, 4: Nominating Comm. 33 Usher at Graduation 3g Field Hockey 3: Phys. Fitness Institute 3g BARKI'-.R Staff 45 Senior Play Comm. 4. Signed ...., . HILL, REINO IOHN General Comment: " If not rmmoued, yet urm'i,rmnyed." Senior Play Cast 4g Phys. Ed. Exhibition 3. Signed ,.....,... HISCOCK, CLAIRE WETHERBEE Commercial Comment: " All good things which exif! are the fruits of originality." Art 1, 25 Softball I, 2, 33 Qui Vivc 23 Decoration Comm., Soph, Hop 23 Mag. Contest 25 Quoitennis 25 Nominating Comm. 2g Class Sec. 3, 4g Usher, Last Chapel 33 Assembly Usher 35 Bus. Comm., Senior Play 4. Signed ..,..,.. 9 WU' I' 3 ,. 'G' ' LAUREL 'A' HISCOCK, CLARENCE BRADLEY General Comment: "Down 10 Ihr' sea in ships." Football 1, 2, 5: Track 1: Art l: Hockey 2: Mag. Contest 2: Class Basketball 2, 5: Phys. Ed. Exhibition 3: Phys. Fitness Institute 5: Air Raid Warden 5: Student Librarian 3. Signed . ,. HUBBS, RICHARD LEROY General " DICK " Comment: " Fiercely stand, or fighting fall." Football I, 2, 5, 4: Baseball lg Basketball 1, 2, 5, 4: Winter Sports 1, 2, 5: Chorus 1, 2, 5: Refresh. Comm., Soph. Hop 2: Mag. Contest 2: Min- strel Show 5: Phys. Ed. Exhibition 5: Assemblies 5: Glee Club 4: Senior Play 4, Signed .. , liUSlVlER, LORAlNE ls!-XBEL College Comment: " A friendly spirit." Chorus l, 2, 5: Glee Club l, 2, 4: Basketball l, 2: Softball l, 2: Min- strel Show 1: Music Festivals l: Concerts 1, 2: Formal Victory Concert 4: Volley Ball 2: Quoitennis 2: Usher, Soph. Hop 2: F. H. S. Fair Booth 5: Usher, Iunior Prom 5: Assemblies 5: Traffic Officer 5: Usher, Graduation 5: Usher. Senior Play 4. Signed. ,. .. I-IOYT, ESTHER DARLINC College CUIHIIIFIIII " The sovirty of women is Ihr' clenlent uf good manners." Public Speaking l, 2, 4: Chorus l. 2, 5: Band l, 2, 5: Orchestra l, 2, 5, 4: Clee Club l, 2, 5, -lg Basketball l, 2, 5, 4: Festivals l: Concerts l, 2: Formal Victory Concerts 5, 4: Mag. Contest I, 2, 5, 4: Trios I. 2: Quartets l, 2, 5, 4: Open House 2: Volley Ball 2, 5: Quoitennis 2, 5: Softball 2, 5: Assemblies 5, 4: Minstrel Show 5: Soccer 5: Phys. Ed. Exhibition 5: Phys. Fitness lnstitute 5: Girls' Athletic Assn. 5: Franklin County Fair Booth 5: Tumbling 5: Senior Play 4: Concert Mistress -l: Executive Comm., Christ- mas Assembly -l. Signed . .. , 10 'A' LAUREL IALBERT, GLORIA PATRICIA Home Economics " GLO " Commrnr: " Clolhes do much to make the woman." Field Hockey I5 Softball l, 25 Orchestra I, 2: Glee Club I, 2, 3, 45 Pep Club I5 Qui Vive 2, 35 Chorus I, 2, 35 Cheer Leader I, 2, 3, 45 Festi- vals I5 Concerts I, 25 Formal Victory Concerts 3, 4: Soph. Hop Comm. 25 Toy Symphony Orchestra 25 Quoitennis 25 Franklin County Fair Booth 35 Publicity Comm., Iunior Prom 35 Nominating Comm. 35 Ring Comm. 35 Assemblies 3, 4: Usher, Class Day 3: Phys. Fitness Institute 35 Mag. Con- test 35 Minstrel Show 3: Tournament Usher 3, 4: Make-up Comm., Senior Play 4: Sec. Glee Club 4. Signed ....., LINSCOTT, IEAN Home Economics Comment: " .4 noisy man in our mia'.rr." Glee Club I, 2, 3, 45 Chorus l, 2, 35 Orchestra I, 2, 3, 45 Festivals I5 Concerts I, 25 Formal Victory Concerts 3, 45 Basketball I, 25 Field Hockey I5 Cheerleader I, 2, 3, 4: Pep Club I5 Qui Vive 2, 35 Debating I5 Public Speaking 1, 2, 3, 45 Softball 1, 25 Dramatic Club I5 Mag. Contest 25 F. H. S. Fair Booth 2: Quoitennis 25 Usher, Fresh. Reception 25 Usher, One-Act Plays 25 Usher, Senior Play 25 Usher, Tournament 2, 45 Chairman lunior Prom 3: Chairman Cafeteria Dance 3: Minstrel Show 35 Office Practice 3, 45 Assemblies 3, 45 Fresh. Reception Comm. 35 BAttKtf.R Staff 3, 4: Cafeteria 3: F. G. S. Concert Usher 3: Baton Twirling 35 Pres. Cheerleaders' Club 45 Chairman Christmas Dance 45 Social Problems Sec. 4: Costumes Comm., Sen- ior Play 4: Chairman Senior Dance 4. Signed ,.......... ....,......,,. .......,.. MCGARY, CARLTON DOW College "cARt.T1E" "MAC" Commrnl: Of manner: genile, of agedion mild, In wir, a man: simplicity, a rhild. Baseball I, 2, 3, 4: Public Speaking I5 Dramatic Club I5 Debating I5 Usher, lunior Prom I: Chorus I, 2: F. H. S. Fair Booth I: Vice-President I: Prop. Manager Minstrel Show I: Stage Manager One-Act Plays I5 Art I, 2, 3, 45 BARKFR 2, 3, 45 Student Council 25 Basketball 2, 35 Class Basketball 2, 3, 45 Fresh. Reception Comm. 25 Chairman Soph. Hop 25 Chairman F. H. S. Fair 2: Franklin County Fair Booth 25 Phys. lid. Exhibition 3: Mag. Contest 3, 4: Student Librarian 35 Football Manager 35 Defense Lieut. 3: Poster Comm., Minstrel Show 35 Flower Comm., Graduation 3: Renewal Manager Mag. Contest 4: liditor-in-Chief LAURFL 45 Class President 45 Senior Play Cast 4. Signed MQMANUS, BARBARA College " BARR " Commrnl: Thou flvfkled fair, Thur pleuxes and yet shocks mr. Assemblies 3, 4: Usher at Last Chapel 35 Chorus 35 Minstrel Show 35 Senior Play 4: llftatuztt Statl' 4: Spring Concert 4: Glee Club 45 Student Librarian 4: Public Speaking 4. Signed .... 11 sf if LAUREL if MOORE, MAHLON EVERETT General Comment: A true man, pure as faith? own vow, Whose honour know: no rest. Librarian 35 Phys. Ed. Exhibition 35 Assemblies 35 Senior Play 4. Signed ..... NEWCOMB, DOROTHY LOUISE Commercial " DOT " Comment: Softly :peak and sweetly smile. Basketball 1, 25 Softball l5 Chorus 2, 35 Volley Ball 25 Quoitennis 25 Usher at Concert 25 Mag. Contest 25 Booths at County and School Fair 25 Qui Vive 25 Mag. Contest 35 Usher at Baccalaureate 35 Intramural Sports 35 Senior Play 4. Signed ..,, . PARADIS, NELSON Commercial " NEI. " Comment: That Adam, called " happiest of men." Hockey l, 25 Phys. Ed. 35 Basketball 3, 45 Senior Play 4. Signed .... .. PINKHAM, MARY AUGUSTA College Comment: I have tasted the .rufeeir and the bitter: of love. Orchestra l, 2, 3, 45 Band l, 25 Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Chorus l, 2, 35 Art l, 2, 3, 45 Softball 1, 2, 35 Minstrel Show 1, 35 Class Secre- tary 15 Cheerleader l, 2, 3, 45 Fall and Spring Concerts l, 2, 3, 45 Pep Club Dance 15 Phys. Ed. Exhibition 2, 35 Dramatic Club 15 Class President 25 Girls' Athletic Assn. 25 Soph. Hop 25 Mag. Contest 25 Qui Vive 25 One- Act Plays 25 Basketball 2, 35 Piano Duet for Senior Play 25 Student Council 35 Ass't Bus. Mgr. for LAUREL 35 Booth at County Fair 35 Assemblies 3, 45 Phys. Fitness Institute 35 Quoirennis 35 Field Hockey 35 Iunior Prom 35 Baum-Lit Staff 3, 45 Traffic Officer 35 Volley Ball 35 Ping Pong Tournament 35 Piano Accompanist for Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs 45 Senior Play 45 D. A. R. Candidate 4. Signed .....,.... 12 'A' LAUREL RACKLIFFE, ERLAND SIDNEY General " IKIE " Comment: A good man happy is a common good. Magazine Contest 2: Football 3: Baseball 3, 4: Basketball 3, 4: Physi- cal Education 3: Senior Play 4. Signed ..... . ROBINSON, IEAN ALTI-IEA College Comment: Musick the medicine of the mind. ' Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4: Band 1, 2: Girls' Glce Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Chorus l, 2, 3: Public Speaking I, 2: Softball 1, 2, 3: Minstrel Show 1, 3: Fall and Spring Concerts I, 2, 3, 4: Assemblies 1, 2, 3, 4: Eastern Maine and Maine Music Festival l: Class Secretary 2: Basketball 2, 3, 4: Soph. Hop 2: Magazine Contest 2, 3: Qui Vive 2: One-Act Play 2: Volley Ball 2, 3: Quoi- tcnnis 2, 3: Student Teacher 2, 3: Soccer 3: Phys. Fitness Institute 3: Class President 3: Girls' Athletic Assn. 3: Phys. Ed. Exhibition 3: Booth at County Fair 3: Traflic Oilicer 3: Secretary of Student Council 4: Senior Play 4: Literary Ed. I.AUiuai. 4. Signed. .. ROLLINS, FREDERICK BATES College " FIFI " Comment: Fir, there' if no ,rnrh man. It is inzpossible. Football l, 2: Basketball I, 2, 3, 4: Chorus 1, 2, 3: Baseball 1: School Fair 1, 2: Class President l: Class Marshal 1: Boys' Glee Club Z, 3, 4: Fall and Spring Concerts 2, 3, -l: Minstrel Show 3: Assemblies 3, 4: Ring Comm. 3: Phys. Fitness Institute 3: Bus. Mgr. for LAUREL 4. Si gncd ,....., SAWYER, ELLA MAE Commercial Comment: .-I maiden never' bold: of .s'f1x'r'i.' .fo xiill and quier, lhat her motion lflushrd at herrrlf. Signed ...,... I3 LAUREL 'lr STANLEY, DORIS JULIA College Crmzmcnl: A ufmmm rfofh the mischief hrlw. Orchestra I, 2, 3, 4: Band l, 2: Chorus l, 2. 3: Basketball l, 2, 3, 4: Girls' Glee Club l, 2, 3, 4: Fall and Spring Concerts I, 2. 3, -ll Minstrel Show l, 3: Eastern Maine and Maine Festival 1: Art l, 2, 3, 4: Mag. Con- test l, 2, Softball I, 2, 3: Sophomore Hop 2: Qui Vive 2: One-Act Play 21 Volley Ball 2, 3: Quoitennis 2, 3: Iunior Prom 3: Soccer 3, Field Hockey 3g Phys. Ed. Exhibition 3: Assemblies 2, 3: Physical Fitness Institute 33 BARR!-.R StaI'I 3, 4g Tumbling 3: Girls' Athletic Assn. 35 Senior Play 4. Signed. ..,, , STEVENS, IENNIE MAE College " GINGER " Comment A lhing of impulse and a child of Jong. Girls' Glec Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Orchestra l, Z, 3, 43 Band 1, 2: Chorus 1, 2, 3, Art l, 2, 3, 43 Public Speaking I, 2, 3, 4g Fall and Spring Concerts 1, 2, 3, 4g Eastern Maine and New England Musical Festivals 1: Minstrel Show l, 39 Magazine Contest 2, 3, 43 Assemblies 2, 3, 45 Basketball 2, 35 One-Act Plays 2: Barnum Staff 3, 4: Phys. Fitness Institute 35 Volley Ball 33 Soccer 3, Quoitennis 35 Senior Play 4. Signed ...... STEWART, IOANNE Home Economics " IO " " IODY " Comment: .-ind where are you going ufiih your lock: aliowing? Girls' Glee Club l, 2, 3, 43 Orchestra I, 2, 3, 43 Public Speaking I, 2, 3, 45 Baiuuaii Staff I, 2, 3, 4: Band l, 29 Chorus I, 2, 39 Art 1, 2, 3, 43 Pep Club lg Usher at F. T. S. Concert I, 2, 3: Fall and Spring Concerts I, 2, 3, 4, Eastern Maine and New England Music Festivals Ig Dramatic Club lg Assemblies 1, 2, 3, 4: Magazine Contest l, 2: F. H. S. and WVaterville High School Formal Concert 2, Tumbling 3: Phys. Ed. Exhibition 33 Min- strel Show I, 33 Senior Play 4. Signed . .. TOZI ER, ELEANOR GRAYCE Commercial Commvnl: I do desire we may lvcmme lvrtlrr .r1rangrr.f. Ollice Practice 4. Signed . 14 'k LAUREL TUTTLE, LUCILLE ENORA College Comment: What sweet delight a quiet life afords. Chorus l, 2, 3: Magazine Contest 2: Quoitennis 25 Assemblies 3, 45 Traffic Ollicer 35 Usher at Graduation 3g Phys. Ed. Exhibition 25 Senior Play 4. Signed ,..,...... WEBBER, SHIRLEY BLANCHE Commercial Comment: " More thought: than worth." Booth at School Fair 25 Usher at Last Chapel and Iunior Prom 35 Cos- tume Committcc for Senior Play 4. Signed .... , ..... WELLS, DONALD ELWIN Commercial " DONNIE " Comment: Ah! happy yearxl Once more who would not be u boy. Hockey 1 2- Baseball 1 3 4 Chorus 2 3 So h Ho Comm 2 y 1 y y S 1 3 p - P - 3 Magazine Contest 2, 3, 45 Phys. Ed. Exhibition 35 Basketball 2, 3, 45 Senior Play Cast 45 Vice-President 45 Typist for LAUREL 4. Signed ......,.,. NVELLS, F LORA MYRTIE Commercial Comment: True the echo to the sound. Play Day 2, 35 Phys. Ed. Exhibitions 2, 35 Usher at Baccalaureate 35 Senior Play Usher 45 Librarian 4. Signed .....,.,., 15 LAUREL 'A' WHEELER, MARIAN EDITH College Comment: Blushing is virtue-'s color. Art 1, 2, 3, 4: Basketball l, 2: Minstrel Show 13 Magazine Contest 1, 35 Chorus 2, 3g BARRIER Staff 2, 3, 45 Class Editor for Laumer. 2: Volley Ball 23 Quoitennis 25 Softball 29 Soph. Hop 45 School Fair 2, 3, One- Act Flay Usher 2: Class Day Usher 33 Oflice Girl 35 Trallic Officer 35 Ten- nis 3g Assemblies 3. Signed ,,...... WHITTIER, EDITH ROSABELLE Home Economics " EDIF " Comment: The battle is sometimes to the small, For the bigger they are the harder they fall. Basketball 1, 25 Softball l, 25 Field Hockey lg Cheerleader l, 2, 3, 43 Band lg Orchestra l, 2: Girls' Glee Club I, 2, 3, 43 Pep Club lg Chorus 1, 2, 3g Fall and Spring Concerts 1, 2, 3, 43 Eastern Maine and New England Music Festivals l: Magazine Contest 1, 2, 35 Soph. Hop Comm. 25 Qui Vive Treasurer 2, 3, Quoitennis 29 Girls' Athletic Assn. 1, 2, 35 Class Treasurer 3, 4g Iunior Prom Comm. 3: Minstrel Show 39 Assemblies 3, 43 Usher at Tournament 43 Senior Play Comm. 4. Signed ,,..,.. A WRIGHT, LAWRENCE GORDON College " LAWRIE " Comment: You look wise. Pray correct that error. Baskeball Manager lg Magazine Conest 1, 2, 3, 43 Chorus 2, 33 Boys' Glce Club 2, 3, 49 Fall and Spring Concerts 2, 3, 4: Art 2, 33 Assemblies 35 Student Librarian 3, 4g Barnum Staff 43 Senior Play Cast 4 Signed ..,..,. CLASS OFFICERS President ...... ,.......,............,.. Ca rlton McGary Vice President , . . .,.. Donald Wells Secretary ....,. ..,. C laire Hiscock Treasurer .. ......,.........,.,........... Edith Whittier Class Colors: Maroon and gray Class Flower: Lily of the valley Class Motto: When one door closes another opens 16 'A' LAU REL ir CLASS OF 1945 Iunior Iottings Edward Barker In the path where you have begun well, may you always continue to tread. Pauline Berry An open-hearted maiden, frank and true. George Besson Time elaborately thrown away. Lawrence Brackley All musical people seem happy. Ruth Chittick " Fine as a Hvepence, neat as a ninepencef' Herbert Cohoon He has an infinite deal of wit. Mary Conway Small, quick, mischievous, and inquisitive. Elsie Currier Always merry, always bright. Dorothy Davis She's quiet until you know her, but then-a bundle of mirth. Avis Doyen " Her voice was ever soft and gentle." Marion Duley "Chl shy and honest maiden." Beatrice Enman " Devoted, anxious, generous, void of guile - And with her whole heart's welcome in her smile." Philip Foster Phil sets the styles for the Iuniors. Pink sweaters and Napoleon hatsl john Gagne " Speech! A waste of time." Don Green " The world knows nothing of its greatest menf' Alice I-Iagerstrom Her ways are ways of pleasantness. Milton Henderson Miltie is our angel! Morna Huff Ah, me! What stuff are dreams made of! Scotty Kendall The bold, bad man. David Knapp That Western brogue, David, is most fasci- nating. Miriam Kohtala I hasten to laugh at everything. Wilma Kyes " Maiden with the meek brown eyes." Lee Millett " His limbs were cast in manly mould, For hardy sports or contest bold." Barbara Ialbert Is that you, Barbie, that just struck a sour note? Norma Keach " Talking, she knew not why, and cares not what." Phyllis Kelley " Give the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." Frank Kenney Why so serious? Why so sad? Fred Kenney " Why hurry? Tomorrow cometh anon." Dewey Richards Dewey will take the last penny you have ev- ery Tuesday morning. Anne Robinson Do you not know I am a woman? What I think I must speak. Natalie Stewart That infectious giggle is none other than Nat. Alice Skwara She asks no favours, shirks no responsibility. Iune Taylor " Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shine." 17 Ieanette Turner i LAUREL i Hazel Voter " Few words are best." Ieanette ever hath the proper excuse at the proper time. Genella Moore " A smile in her eye." Robert Neil "I often speak to myself because I prefer to speak to a great man and to hear a great man Virginia Webber Maurice Walker " More thoughts than words." "A noble woman filled with inborn worth." speak." Burton Weymouth Irene Paradis " Beautiful flowers are soon picked." Pauline Phillips " To have a thing done well, I do it myself." Iames Whitcomb Beverly Plaisted A friendly spirit come among us. Barbara Whitney " A sportsman complete." You just made it, Iimmy. There goes the bell. We have not known her, alas! CLASS OF 1946 Sophomore Sidelights FACIAL NAME NOTED FOR EXPRESSION DESTINY Vivian Bachelder Blushing Solemn Fat lady in a circus Avis Bacon War widow Happy First lady of Allen's Mills Marilyn Benson Iitterbugging Placid A Powers model lean Brackley True to the Navy Pleasant Maker of " Ieannie B " sundacs Marie Deroche A hector Friendly Lady wrestler Elena Dickey Petiteness Merry Red Cross Nurse Priscilla Frary Arguing Elfish Harry Iames's featured vocalist loyce Foss A steadfast friend Cynical Deaf institute instructor Ruth Gile References to Phillips Satisfied " Prop " of French Mavis Grant Humor Comical Stand-in for Martha Raye Corinne Hardy Giggles Cautious Successor to Walt Disney Helen Hawes Interest Mournful Personal advisor of Movie Star Inc. Virginia LQDI-eng Sparkling eyes jovial A sleep inducer Madelyn Luce Dimples Amused A helicopter hostess Rachel Luce Interest in " Hills " Meditative Immortal authoress Elizabeth Nile Collecting " Snap " Pleasing Citizen of North Africa Shirley O'Donal Breaking appointments Agreeable Matron of orphanage Marion Owens Absence Contented Test pilot Barbara Parlin A's in bookkeeping Amiable Internal Revenue expert Glenis Paul Red hair Peaceful WAC Edna Prescott Getting to " him " first Wistful A certain Senior's wife Eleanor Roberts Smile Questioning A Frank Sinatra-es loyce Streeter Fickleness Pensive Valedictorian of class of '46 Virginia Tardy Hair-do's Gay Facial surgeon Laura Williams Her ambition Sober Navy nurse Madelyn Williams Her helpfulness Innocent Professor Quiz loline Wilson Fondness for " Pink " Ielly Hedy's twin Liking for " Ham " Glennis York Dramatic expressions Deliberative Modern luliet 18 i LAUREL i FACIAL NAME NOTED FOR EXPRESSION DESTINY Curtis Berry Scheming Mirthful A farmer's faithful friend Ralph Claflin Artistic ability Eager Quiet scholar Lawrence Churchill Studious appearance Clownish " Winnies " successor Lawrence Davis lnipatience Condesccnding Originator of Baby Walkers Co. Herbert Duley His question mark endings Calm Mayor of Chesterville Glenwood Farmer Politeness Relaxed Occupant of F. S. N. S. nursery Frederick Gifford Quietness 'Very contented Sphinx Earl Goodspeed Ruining the English language Roguish A tempcrance lecturer Richard Hemingway Really studying Unchangeable More than a soda-jerker Arno Hill Finnish love talk Quizzical You guess Rupert Hiltz Trouble making Carefree 'lu-iitsu artist l' Richard Hoclgkins Too many things Ever-changing Connoiseur of Vaga girls Alan Keith Originality Innocent Drummer-boy Richard Lidstone Speeding Happy-go-lucky A dare Devil Iames Marks Up to the minute world facts Thoughtful A state senator Robert Masterman Sulking Open A dance innovator Iohn Newcomb Affectionate attitude lnquiring Nationally famed sprinter Everett Newell Excuses lndehnable A substitute teacher Walter Nies Friendship Mischievous Owner of a paper glider factory Iames Nile Trickery Humorous Owner of a grapevine chewing gum plant Millard Parlin Flashy socks Affahle Latin teacher Richard Roy Interest in " Inter Sanctum " Self-revealing Snake hunter Donal Stanley I-flattering comments lmpish Circus trainer Raymond Titconili Anfne'sJ ever faithful lover Devilish Co-originator of Baby Walker Co. loline Wilson '46 CLASS OF 1947 Ralph Bryant- Second Verse " Any Bonds To- Foolash day? " Ridiculous Scott Butterfield - " I'm from Temple " Evergreen Louis Collette - " Frenchie " Shy Dorothy Comstock - " Oh, Iohnny l' Humorous Iohn Cutler - " l'm Wrapped Around Your Modest Finger H American Katherine Davis - " Darling Kathy Davis " Noisy Kenneth Durrell Ir. - L' This Is the High School, Mr. Durrell " Say,It,Wid,,Soug5 Stanley Ellsworth - " He's a Right Guy " Charles Adams - .. Charlie ,, Norman Eerraric- " The Sheik of Araby " Winston Archer U- H Mousy H Ioan -Fortier - Short but Sweet U 1 I Beatrice Fraser - " Rusty Dusty Blues " Grace Bacheldcr - H Whlsperlng 7, Annie Fullef 1 U Shout! Bf0LhCI'l Shout! H Barbara Barker-" There Will Never Be An other You " Evelyn Barker - " A Touch of Temple " Lester Barker - " Marie Elena " Barbara Beale-" A Little Bit of Heaven " Audrey Bosworth - " Are You Kidding " Marion Bradley - " She's Everybody's Pal " Leonard Brooks-" BoBo the Hobo " Marjorie Gaskell -A " I'll Always Be Glad to Take You Back " Benjamin Gay-" That Old Black Magic " Helen Gray - " Darling Helen Gray " George Greenwood - " Any Little Girl " Donald Hutchinson -- " Oh, What a Beautiful Smile Emerson lepson - " Scatterbrain " 19 'A' LAUREL 'k Melville Iohnson Ir.-" Sweet Marie " Gloria Raymond - "lust Plain Lonesome" Marie Iohnson-" Who Wouldn't Love You" Shirley Richards - " All Out for New Vine- Hazel Kelley - " Mary Kelley's Beau " yard " Raymond Kelley - " Tiny Tot " Eugene Lambert-"I Dream of Genie with His Light Brown Hair " Leonard Luce - " Bug Eyes " Marie Luger-" How Long Has This Been Going On " Patricia McHugh-" Turn OPI the Heat " Bradford Moore-" Nobody Loves Me, No- body Cares " Robert Morrill - " On Time " Thelma Newell-" Are You Spoken Fer? " Lois Nichols-" When I Was a Lady " Pauline O'Shaughnessey-" Sweet and Lonely Iohn Paradis - " Hey! Goodlooking " Mazie Parlin - " Blond Bomber " Betty Rackliffe - " Rosalita " Doris Rackliffe - " I'm from the West Side H n Barbara Ranger - " I Ain't Nobody's Darling " William Richards-" Ieff, My Darling " Virginia Rossier-" My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon " Eleanor Stevens - " Comin' in on a Rim and a Spare " Glenn Stowe - " Mutt O'Brian " Robert Suomi - " Slender, Tender and Tall " Ieanette Thompson - " Twitterpated " Maynard Towle - " Any Bonds Today? " Reginald Walker - " Bashful " Roland Weston - " Happy Go Lucky " Lawrence Whitney-" For I-Ie's a Iolly Good Fellow " Golda Williams - " I'm in Love " Herbert Wing- " Down Wilton Way " Mrs. L. Iohnson-" Our Ideal" All the Freshmen-" When I Am Sweet Six- teen " Ieanette Thompson '47 His head is as empty as last year's ration book. - R. Suomi '47. Donnie Wells is as precious as ration points. -D. Rackliife '47. The angry words were rubber and snapped back.-R. Clafiin '46, The watch counted the minutes.-I. Marks '46. Memories, like sand, sift through the dust of the past.-G. York '46. The music sobbed into the room.-P. Frary '46, His face closed like an old watch with a spring lid.-E. Gray '46. My allowance was as low as the sugar bowl. -M. Parlin '46. New York is a rhapsody to our war-weary soldiers and sailors.--I. Foss '46. The rose bush lay like a butterfly in its cocoon under the heavy blanket of snow. - M. Wil- liams '46, My shadow was walking beside me.-E. Prescott '46, 20 The trees waved their arms as the wind scam- pered through them.-R. Heminway '46. The fluffy white clouds were like freshly popped corn.-E. Prescott '46, The Art of Packing a Lunch-Box You may think that packing a lunch-box is easy, but I consider it a most digieult job. The art of packing a lunch-box, which I had to learn when I joined the 4-H Club, is one thing which is very handy to know. Any child likes to eat his lunch from an at- tractive lunch-box. A well-packed box should contain nutritious foods, which will provide a well-balanced meal. This might be two peanut- butter sandwiches, a pint of milk, an orange, and an oatmeal cookie or a piece of chocolate cake. One wno LEARNS THE ART or PACKING A LUNCH-Box will never regret it. You - - - job - Compound-complex sentence One - - - it - Complex sentence, restrictive ad- jective clause Elsie Currier '45 LAUREL ir W.. what Jimuuha. meano AMERICA -I reserve this phrase for my native land: Some think-Scotch, Irish, but I, American! Genella Moore '45 -M is for Myself, whom you may not know? I am not very fast, nor yet very slow. Virginia Webber '45 -E stands first for Educationg This is the up-building of any nation. Wilma Kyes '45 R is for Religion, in which we all may chooseg Since this is His war, we'll never lose. Barbara Ialbert '45 l is for I and Independence, But more for Borders not lined with fence. Pauline Berry '45 -C is to every girl and every boy, A Childhood filled with utter ioyl Eleanor Hammond '44 -Americans have learned they cannot rest And protect the Land they love the best. Irene Paradis '45 AMERICA MEANS America means a lot of things, From freedom of religion to oyster stew, To a chocolate angel-cake That tastes like walking through A flavored fog with an open mouth. It means memories, Fresh within the mind - Memories of that first County Fair When Grandpa took us to Find The joy of a merry-go-round. It means a cottage Nestled between the hills, Where we find relaxation From the madness that fills The working-day. It means great men, great deeds - The Liberty Bell, Grant's tomb, Guadalcanal - Symbolic of the preservation of that way of life Which will forever spell America to us all. Mary Pinkham '44 MAP OF MY COUNTRY lWith thanks to Prof. Iohn I-Iolmesj The map of my country is all hills, The little winding road that goes up and down, The cog railroad up Mt. Katahdin, The pin-dot lakes ioined by ribbon-like streams, Dwarfed by white frosted peaks. Boy Scout hikes To that little cabin on the hillside, Ice fishing trips with scalding hot cocoa, I-Iot dogs and tilt-o-whirls at the county fair, Bowling and popcorn, over-crowded toboggans, Roasted corn ears on a Fire by the lakeside. The maps of other people are not like mine. They have no picture of naked boys in the Sandy, Or walking boom-logs in the Kennebec. The hills and mountains on my map Would be marked with a cross for a campfire spot And a line for a hike to the top. Iust a rocky thread of the sea is shown, With a mark on a weather-beaten rock where I watched Fishermen's boats put-putting in and out of the harbor. And the rheumatic steamboat with t.he whole crew sing- ing " Sweet Adeline," their voices cracked by salt water. The map of my native country would show hayfields VVith men sweating under huge forkfuls of hay, I-Iurrying because that speck of cloud might be a shower, My map also would show snowdrifts With car rooftops rising white like a frozen botde of milk. There are cities on my map, but not as my father names them -- Auburn. Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Biddeford, Brewer, Calais - And all the others alphabetically. I have a tree To remember this village by, and a small sand pile To remind me of the hours spent building castles And dykes and moats. This city is marked By a capitol building whose depths I never understood. At the bottom of my map I would have the key. X is where our boat went down and one man nearly drowned: O is the lakeside camp, my resort for three summersg ' is the place where the sailboat turned overg T reminds me of five terrifying hours lost in Black Brook Bog: 1 stands for hunting trips in the hemlock of Dead River. Thus my map would be marked with these my symbols, Which only I could decipher, For this is my native country. Dewey Richards '45 sk LAUREL 'k t AN ANSWER TO 'LINES TO AN AMERICAN OFFICER " By Noel Coward Dear Mr. Coward: I sincerely agree That needless boast and empty word Can never win our liberty. And maybe he was indeed absurd Who arrogantly uttered that silly phrase, f'We're here to win the war for you 'J You say you know my country well- The mountain's bluish, misty haze, Majestic river, cliff, and dell. You are a Britisher. Yes, I know. And l, an American. My country has not had so long to grow As yours. And, too-this man Was young, as is our young country. To us that phrase was as a warm 'Hellof We are like that-just nonchalant and free. Our humor, often trite, l know,- But surely, so great a man as you Can see, behind the laughter, cheers- We all pitch in: do the most we can do. Who can say that dull sorrow and tears Will lift War's burdens as laughter can do. Doris Stanley '44 SONG OF THE COUNTRY OMETIMES I like to walk to the summit of a lonely hill, and gaze at the world be- fore me. My world. The hills rising in the distance, the meadows, patches of lazy green with cows and sheep, and horses, toog the marshy swamplands, woods, and finally a stretch of dusky-blue mountains serving as a protective background-all are part of my world, I could never do without it. All its humble harvest is to be received with waiting hands. Its song reaches my ears exclusively, seeming to call me and implore me to listen. It is a strange and sometimes mournful song, but not always. Often it is mingled with the sort of gaiety caught in an autumnal gypsy dance. It is of winds, spring rains, and lirst meadow flowers. The song is to the tune of hot, sweltering afternoons in haying, when the penetrating sun- rays and the scent of the stacks of new-made, golden fodder become one. It is to the tune of the frosty wonderland while being snowbound in winter. Out across the vale and up the mountains, the snowy cov- ering is laid, and the air is clear-cut and still, as if the moment were to be preserved forever. 22 The song is also in tune with spring rains. Some people End ugliness in those frequent showers-the muddiness of back farm roads and too wet fields. But is that all there is? God intended that there should also be beauty in spring rains. Spring can hurt when the heart's winter is doubtful and bitter, but the rains should seem a new hope and almost an uplifting of the spirit. For, do not young plants and seedlings grow to maturity with the aid of spring rains? In summer, to lie serenely amid the tall grass, uncut as yet for winter, is peaceful. It seems as if one were a small, intruding elf in a strange world. Or perhaps, as a giant in a magnifi- cent green forest of rich meadow grass. It waves loftily and sways in the wind. Later, in a week or two, it will be transformed into a for- est of gold, but still the wind will play among the grains, and will send ripples across the Field of golden hay. This hay will live in dark, brown earth, and thrive until cut and stored in mows-lifeless. Lifeless-with the breath of life that once romped in the forest of the sun stamped from it as surely as it was cut and taken from the soil which gave it birth. And the autumn will arrive. It always has for country folk. Like the lines of the poem, it seems, " There is something in the autumn that is native to n1y blood." Could it be the firelight flickering across the happy face of some gypsy Vagabond? Or is it autumn sunset burning above yonder mountains in the west? But Mr. Carman must have understood it so much bet- ter than ll Some people talk of the drudgery and monotony of farm life. They say it is dull, life- less, and naked of any beauty whatsoever. That I can not understand. Why, it seems only yes- terday that each time I went to bring home the herd of Ierseys from pasture, I found hidden mysteries in the pasture land, miles from any- where. Rarely would a city person have the opportunity to witness the summer hills and rises in the land, the alders, ground hemlocks, and the marshes of the free and open country. Sundown. Behind the wall of grave, pro- tective mountains, the sun sinks slowly. The evening chores are being done-cows are being milked, sheep bleat until given their share of grain, horses Stamp in the stalls, and the barn cat 'A' LAUREL 'A' and her kittens crawl from the hay loft for their dish of warm milk. Twilight. Work's all done, and a busy day is at its end. As the farmer passes from the barn up to the house, he pauses a moment to look up into the dusk. He smiles when he hears the croaking of the frogs, striking up their serenade from swamp and bog. The farmer continues to the house, finds his slippers and the Ierrey Bulletin, and sits by the fireplace for an evening rest. Then dawn creeps through the hours. Stars fade, the cattle stir, and dew settles upon the meadow grass. The farmer starts his busy day at daybreak when other worlds are still asleep. How near is this to monotony? And the song goes on and on, imploring me to pause and listen to its strange, harmonious melody. Listen to it I will, for it is my world and my life. Rachel Luce '46 COUNTRY SCHOOLHOUSE I-IE other day when I was out walking I visited the school of my former days. That day I was feeling very thankful for the American way of life, so I thought of how I had enjoyed those days. This schoolhouse is not the original, for that was taken down when the road was moved Fifty years ago. This McCrillis Corner Schoolhouse is a white structure, its foundation is made of the bricks of the other. There are broad steps with railings on each side leading up to the only entrance, with a door similar to that of an old inn. The yard surrounding it contains a few pines, alders in the back, and three swings and a teeter in front. fAll are worn and need repair., In the days when I went there, there were two ledges. Two wonderful ledges that shared many fond hopes. While playing on them my grand- mother, mother, and finally myself, each in turn, built castles in the air. Later, when the road was moved again, these ledges were blasted and now the road runs where they were. The schoolhouse stands in one of the four cor- ners on a little knoll. On the other two sides a board fence separates it from the pasture be- side it. I went inside and remembered the desks where I used to sit. fThere are 24 desks., There was the old, huge round stove which serves as a furnace. There, the piano, the book- case, the primary's little chairs and table, and the three blackboards f two of which are not in very good conditionj. I sat in the back seat where I had when I was in the eighth grade and looked outside. I saw cows grazing in the pasture beside the school. There, many times, in the winter, I had slid down the hill, hauled my sled back, then re- peated the procedure many times till the bell rang. Then, what a scramble! Over that board fence, everyone rushed at once. Then I went across the road where I used to skate. There was no rink but once in a while, when the weather was right, ice would form. As I started to go home, I turned for one last look. The peacefulness of the atmosphere swept over me. Then and there, I thanked God for this and every little white or red school- house, that fine old emblem of " The American Way of Life." Eleanor Hammond '44 .9nReuiew- U. S. FOREIGN POLICY VValter Lippman ANY critics are of the opinion that Wal- ter Lippmann's outstanding brilliancy is exemplified by his awakening book, " U. S. Foreign Policy." This book reveals an author of keen intellect, well versed in world affairs and politics, who is beginning to shatter the illusions held by the American people for more than forty years. Mr. Lippmann was born in New York City in 1889, educated in private schools in New Yorkg he graduated from Harvard in 1910. His first book, " Preface to Politics," was pub- lished when the author was twenty-three years old. Already he had begun his long and suc- cessful literary career. Mr. Lippmann has spent many years in newspaper work, at one time he was associate editor of " Everybody's," a picture magazine. Since 1913 he has been employed as a special writer to the " New York Herald 'A' LAUREL ir Tribune." During World War I he served for a time as Assistant Secretary of War under Newton D. Baker, a responsible position for a man of thirty years. Later he became secretary of an organization which was preparing data for the Peace Conference. This was an excel- lent opportunity for a literary man particularly interested in political affairs. Later still, he served on the American Peace Commission. Since 1913 he has published many books on world politics and I believe he is considered as one of the best in his field. Perhaps his most widely read book before " U. S. Foreign Policy " was a " Preface to Morals," published in 1929. And now he adds another triumph to a long list of successful books, the difbcult, but never- theless convincing, " U. S. Foreign Policy." In these days we are making up our minds in matters which will determine whether there is to be peace or war for posterity. Mr. Lipp- mann brings forth a worth-while solution to the problem of a suitable key to future peace. This book represents the convictions of many men all over the worldg' this was exemplified at the recent meetings of Messrs. Churchill, Roose- velt and Stalin at Teheran and of Churchill, Roosevelt and Chaing at Cairo, where they agreed on terms basically corresponding to the views expressed by Mr. Lippmann, primarily foreign alliances. The book begins with a frank and personal statement by Mr. Lippmann giving his idea and a most worthwhile definition of foreign com- mitments which adds greatly to the book's val- uable store of information. He points out that the United States has for nearly a hundred years held vast commitments, extending over a large portion of the world surface, and that we have made these commitments without the adequate military force or alliance with nations of com- mon interest and strength to support them. Next he brings forth the example to show us that our founding fathers were not the least bit adverse to forming foreign alliances, and that through alliances with the French we secured our independence from England. He points out that since the time of the Monroe Doctrine f 18231 we have had no foreign policy, conse- quently no foreign alliances. There has been since the early 1900's a need of definite policy and alliance ffor since that time England has 24 ceased to be mistress of the seasj whose joint support, through common interests, would help guarantee our vast commitments. Every nation should, as Mr. Lippmann says, have a policy whereby its alliances balance its commitments. If it does not, the nation is pointed toward serious difficulties. The concluding part of the book pertains to foundations of future peace and the countries which shall play the major roles in future events and their positions in regard to the rest of the world. Preserving the peace is the loom- ing problem of the future, already statesmen and diplomats prepare the foundations. To one who wishes to hold an intelligent view and knowledge of the coming peace, I sincerely recommend this book. Few people would be in a position to criticize this book and I feel greatly inadequate to raise my voice, even if I had any different opinion from Mr. Lippmann. His forceful style, col- ored by an excellent and choice vocabulary, makes him an interesting writer. His thorough knowledge of his subject is apparent through- out the bookg his sentences are factual and sometimes difficult to understand. He is an authority-a man whose ideas and writings will undoubtedly play a definite role in the future peace and rehabilitation. Iames Whitcomb '45 SOPHIE HALENCZIK, AMERICAN By Rose C. Feld OPI-IIE HALENCZIK is a little Czech lady who hires out in the various homes of her community to do the weekly house clean- ing. She takes part in all the war-time activity which now takes place in the little Connecticut town. All her time is given to growing a vic- tory garden, selling war bonds, taking in refu- gees, helping to catch a saboteur, and lecturing a Son of the American Revolution on Democ- racy. Besides all this she has time for a war- time romance herself, but decides to end it by staying friends because " he " is so different from " Stefan " fthe deceased husbandj. She has three daughters and one son. Frankie goes into the Army and overseas into active duty. Sophie is very sorry for Frankie's faults but still says he's her favorite child. ,When 'A' LAUREL ir Sophie was asked if she liked the idea of Frank- ie's going into the Army she replied, " In the old country I hate soldiers, but here it differ- ent. Look what they do for me and my family -let us live here with no fuss. So it is right Frankie should be a soldier." Sophie's three daughters are Mary, Irene and Annie, she also has a granddaughter, Doloras, who looks exactly like her mother, Mary. Irene is married and she too, has a daughter. Annie wishes to be a career woman, but changes her mind when Sophie says, "No woman should not marry." Other characters are brought into the story: Mrs. Sudder, who is chairman of the various war committees: Sophie's so-called " Greenhorn " cousins who come to live with her from the old country, Irene's husband Georgeg the saboteur Karl: and Sophie's war-time Romeo, Earnest there is Margie, Frankie's l-Iopkins. Also "wife," but not through marriage. This girl Margie, plays an important part in Sophie's life, but Sophie finds a way in the end. I think Sophie is my favorite character-and reader's favorite. She is the would be every ideal American. Being foreign born she de- lights in all the opportunities of this new coun- try. Sophie is a good worker and becomes the ideal of her community, willing and always on the job no matter if it be war work or work for her daily bread. Some persons are made for drama and Sophie I-Ialenczik is one of them. She would always keep her listener in suspense until questions and coaxing were applied. Mrs. Halenczik proves her patriotism in the big event of the season-Victory Gardens! A prize was given to the person growing the larg- est garden and harvesting'and canning the most produce. Sophie grew and canned the most, but when the judge named her prize winner she refused the prize. Everyone was dumbfounded because each had tried hard for the prize. Sophie's only explanation was, " When it's all the time it isn't extra. When people say my garden wonderful, I keep telling them it ain't no different from last year. They say I just modest and it nice. They say I should get the prize. Crazy, no? " Mrs. I-Ialenczik is a true example of Americanism. She should be the ideal of all of us. 25 My comment would be that this is the best book I have read in quite a long time. It is short and easy reading. The author writes this book in diary form somewhat. Each Friday Sophie worked at the author's house so the author usually relates the events between the Fridays, in conversational style plentifully spiced with the humorous happenings of Sophie Hal- enczik. I recommend this book to all ages. It is up-to-date, truthful, and entertaining. Though a small book it is most appealing. Gloria lalbert '44 MY BROTHER IAKE fAn appreciationl I-IIS is a short story of a young boy in the Ozark Mountains who carried on the farm as his brother lake would have. a sad, pathetic story of a boy's courage and faith and teaching. Upon hearing lake was injured, the young boy traveled alone to the coast where lake was stationed in a hospital. lake dies and his inde- pendent little brother takes him back to the farm to be buried on a hill nearby. While he is on the train, a young man strikes up a conversation with him. During the con- versation the boy learns that the man is a gam- bler and is going to set his stakes in a nearby town. ' . lake's brother talks of freedom and his love for America where everybody is free. The fel- low is ashamed and quite phazed at the wisdom of the boy's words. I-Ie offers to help with the burial and finally makes it clear that lake should have a real burial-minister and all. ' He' helps the boy harness up the horse and cart to h-aul the casket up' the hill- because some- thing such as kindness and patriotism has come over him. s ' I 'When he leaves lake's little brother to carry on alone, he carries on his work - new work - in an Airplane Factory, doing his duty and evi- dently liking it, realizing that if a boy as young as lake's brother can carry on a farm independ- ently, he too can at least do war work and not kick. A ' Although this story is pathetic, sad and touching, it brings out what the' people of Amer- ica are really made of-that it is not just- land, 'lr LAUREL -A- grass, fields, woods, plains and hills, but some- thing intangible, intimate, something people, as simple as Iake and his brother, as selfish as the gambler, are willing to die for - something great and beautiful, something small people, as well as great, can have equal shares in. Ioanne Stewart '44 lite 90-nd and 9.amLZiwh. FAMILY PORTRAIT: GRAMP DINGLEY RAMP had high ideas about raising hens, taking care of gardens and religion. He also had high ideals and these came straight from the Bible. To tell the truth, Gramp didn't get along very well with his neighbors. He had his own ideas and such was the case of Ben Davis's cab- bage patch. Gramp and Ben were talking in Ben's garden when Gramp noticed the cabbages. Gramp told Ben that to have good cabbages the leaves should be snipped off. Ben ignored him and said it didn't make a bit of difference, so when Ben wasn't around, Gramp snipped the leaves off. This is the way Gramp would do things. If nobody listened to what he pro- posed, he would do it anyway. He went by the Bible and loved his neighbors, but that was no sign they loved him falthough they never re- spected a man more than they did himj. Gramp didn't believe in keeping hens in a coop, so he let them roam and this they did. Aunt Ella, who lived next door and was Gramp's sister-in-law, disliked the idea and wrote a letter to her lawyer, Mr. Holman, ask- ing him to write a letter to Frank Dingley and tell him to keep his hens in a pen. Gramp soon received a letter about the laws relative to domesticated animals. It was at this time that Gramp laid his own laws down, and the hens continued to roam. Gramp was very intelligent in mathematics. He could add or multiply as quickly as numbers could be snapped at him. He would do any kind of algebra problem that was set before him, except those of his children, they were told to do their own work. Gramp once owned a store. He trusted so many people, there was little profit, and this 26 profit was eaten up by Iosie and Mattie, his two eldest daughters. Gramp was an Advent and lived by their teachings. He wouldn't eat pork and he wouldn't eat highly spiced foods. He set Sun- day aside for worship, as the Lord had planned: his children went to three services-morning, afternoon and evening. Gramp knew his Bibleg he could recite page after page and passage after passage. Gramp always said grace before each meal and quietness was emphasized. f We have grace only once a year and that is at Thanksgiv- ing, or when Aunt Zilpha, whose husband is a minister, comes and makes a visit.j Gramp lived to the ripe old age of eighty- nine. On his dying bed he was singing his favorite hymn: " My heavenly home is bright and fair-" Frank P. Dingley '44 MY REVERED GRANDFATHER SHORT, white-haired man was my great- grandfather in appearance. Age-wrin- kles gathered about his mouth and eyes like children around the family story-teller. Very precise in appearance and speech, it seems he also had almost an obsession for his religion, the Baptist. Every Sunday morning his First query was, " Well, how many are going to church with me today? " He would attend church even if he had to walk many miles. Even at the age of 90 he walked two miles to attend. Another Sunday habit was to gather every- body about the table and read a chapter from the Bible before breakfast. It wasn't the short- est, much to the regret of the younger children, who became very uneasy. Before church each Sunday morning he would walk down to the wharf and admire the ocean for an hour. " The beautiful and mighty work of God," he would say. Never were card games, dancing and other such amusements allowed. Strange as it may seem, everyone respected his request even to the children. Profanity was a major horror in his mind. Even the roughest men curbed their tongue in his presence. They seemed to sense his attitude. 'A' LAUREL 'A' He said that before he died he wanted to give each of his grandchildren a Bible, on the first page of which he would write a favorite verse and sign his name, and this he accomplished. My mother has the Bible which he gave her when she was in grammar school. It is dated December, 1911, and quotes this verse in his own handwriting: " For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have eternal life." 1 believe 1 shall always remember him as he was such an inspiring person in his determina- tion to abide by his religion and do his duties accordingly. Claire Hiscock '44 A FAMOUS RELATIVE Y most famous living relative is Gov- ernor Leverett Saltonstall of Massa- chusetts. He became governor in 1938. At this time lrish Democrats were in full control of politics, and it ,took a man of great character and prestige to beat them. Saltonstall for the preceding years had been Speaker of the House in Massachusetts. ln this office he greatly en- joyed bringing out to public light the many scandals that the Democrats had started. For a background he has everything a good candidate should not have. He is a member of one of Massachusetts' oldest families, since his direct descendant came over in one of the first boats in 1630 and founded the Boston suburb of Watertown. On his mother's side he is also re- lated to Beacon Hill society. In a city of Irish Democrats this is not a vote-getting background. Points in his favor are typically American. He is homely, this makes him look very Yankee. Every week-end he heads for his farm where he does real farm work. He knows be- ing a typical New Englander gets votes. As governor he doesn't believe in a great show. While previous governors had police escorts for their expensive cars, he drives around in a Chev- rolet coupe. His speeches are all somewhat alike, but they bring out many truths that are food for the common man. He served in the last war in the infantry. He has a family of five children, three of whom are in the service, one having fought at Guadalcanal. 27 His Yankee characteristics of honesty, patri- otism, frugality and love of good government would be an asset to any man. These charac- teristics and his clear-cut Yankee face will aid him in getting elected to the United States Sen- ate in the November election. He is a relative to be proud of. Vance Dearborn '44 HOME-FRONT HEROINE THE courage of the mother who sees her boys, whom she has brought up to be God-fearing men, take leave of their country to fight among untold dangers in a strange land, rises beyond and above that of the boys' many times, even-as they are about to go into actual combat. It is, of course, a different kind of courage inasmuch as her soldier son is usually possessed with some- what of an optimistic viewpoint concerning his welfare, whereas it is diflicult for the mother to be anything but fearful. She has also that help- less feeling brought on by being able to do nothing but pray. Such a woman is the mother of a great friend of mine. She has seen three sons, who, before being inducted were rarely out of her sight for more than a short period of time, hurled into a holacaust so utterly in con- trast to the surroundings which she brought them up to love that it is all but beyond the comprehension of the human mind. There are, I know, millions of like cases today, all of which, exemplify one of the highest types of human internal fortitude. Frederick Rollins '44 THE HEROISM OF THE UNGLAMOROUS MARRIED women, who see the importance of the education of youth today, have given up their homelife to go out and put their training into use. They teach in small towns where it is hard for superintendents to get teachers. They let their own families get along the best they can and put everything they've got into teaching in these small communities. They also help to keep children healthy because they work out " hot lunch " plans and gym classes. These gym classes might have to be held between the aisles or on the playground but they serve the pur- pose. Sometimes these teachers have to go 'A' LAUREL 'A' through great difficulty in commuting on icy roads and muddy roads. They always manage to get there, though. If commuting becomes im- possible, they stay on some farm in the com- munity in which they work. The pay in these small schools is very low. Some of these teach- ers barely make enough to pay for their trans- portation, room and board. These teachers are certainly unsung heroes. Most people don't realize their sacrifice and often criticize their old-fashioned methods of teaching. But these teachers go on, knowing they're better than nothing. Many women in our own community are doing this very thing. We should be as proud of them as we are of the boys in the service. Iane Austin '44 LANA, THE LIBRARIAN LANA is the girl behind the library desk. Yes, she is the one who has to keep saying, " Quiet, please." " Please move over to that other table, Earl " or " No talking without permission, Ray- mondf' Or is it you she is talking to? Is she hoarse at the end of every period you are in the library? The library is a place to use the dictionaries, encyclopedias, sociology, English Classics or his- tory reference books. And, yes, you may read the magazines if you have permission. The library is not a place to go to converse with that cute little blonde who sits in the next row in the home room or to discuss the basket- ball season with Iohnny. Take pity on the student librarian. She may be trying to learn a definition or get an opinion for Social Problems. Or she may be trying to decide whether you are a " homo sapiens " or some other type of mammal. Pauline Frost '44 IACK EVERY night on my way home from school I used to stop to talk to lack. Even if I am a girl I was interested in his work. His wife's name was Beverly and I'm afraid she had to sort of play second fiddle to his love for machinery. She didn't seem to mind though and at all times encouraged his work. She was just what Iack's 28 type of man needed for a wife. They lived very happily in their simple ways. Everyone in the neighhorhood was Iack's friend and lack was their friend especially when something broke down. After graduation he opened a small garage on our road. In about a year this grew into quite a business. When win- ter came around, everyone went to lack to have his car fixed. When household machinery broke down, it went to lack for repair. lack took great pride and joy in his work. Shortly after Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the Navy Air Corps. Beverly knew she would miss him, but she understood how he felt and was very proud to think that he wanted to help his country. So they closed the garage for the duration. Today lack is over in North Africa at a Navy base. He is now a crew chief and has the love and respect of everyone. Alice Hagerstrom '45 THE FARM TOOL SHED THE shed with its one roof slanting toward the northwest is the place where the farmer keeps his tools such as the horserake, the mow- ing machine, the cultivator, the hayrack, the disk harrow, and several things that look like junk piled up sky high but of great value when unpiled. The smell of oil is strong, and greasy rags hanging on the wall have a peculiar odor. Wrenches are scattered here and there on the sills and shelves. Pieces of worn-out machinery are scattered over the hard-packed, greasy earth floor. If it is a rainy day, a man will be tinkering with his mowing machine, getting the number of a gear or putting on new fingers. He will probably be on his back on the greasy dirt under the hayrack replacing a lost nut but totally un- conscious of how dirty his clothes are getting. He may be oiling the mould-board of the plow. He may be looking for a certain tool which is under the horserake or the hayrack. All of this adds to the comfort of the farmer's life, but to the distress and temper of the farm- er's wife. Mahlon Moore '44 'A' LAUREL t BUT ONCE A YEAR- THE "bringing in of the Christmas tree " is always a minor crisis in our house. Dad drags it in and sets it up. Promptly an argument be- gins- " Set it a little more to the left " - 'K Tip it to the wall." Such is the ensuing talk until Father in exasperation, leaves the house with this parting remark to me, " It's all yours." Then the search for ornaments begins with the tugging and pulling of trunks around in the attic until the house is a bedlaml Mother is positive she put them in the big trunk, while Aunt Iane insists that they are in a packing box which is in the farthest corner under the eaves. Finally they are uncovered in the top of a bed- room closet. All hover around the tree for a short time, but their energy is soon exhausted and they sud- denly remember something that they just must do in some remote part of the house. Hence, Mother and I are left to tackle the job. The major operation is to get the star on the top. What a struggle! After toiling up over the cellar stairs bearing a step ladder attended by much jiggling and steadying of it, the star finally reposes on the tip-top branch looking very serene indeed. This accomplished, then begins the switching of baubles with the usual dropping and breaking of a few, the draping of the tinsel and the plac- ing of "favorites " in a conspicuous place. This goes on for a couple of hours and we finally finish only to Find that we never did get an electrician to put in that new wall plug. Eventually a network of cords stretches this way and that and the tree is ready for lighting. The rest of the family arrive with no great " Oh,s " and " Ah's " about how beautiful the tree looks, but to pass the remark that the room looks as if a cyclone had hit it. I We " pick up " and Hrmly resolve not to bother with a tree another year, but we always do and are glad it happens. " But once a year " - Ioyce Streeter '46 29 .764 .9 ' ' and Qcuwiful MORE ABOE'-TQOOSEVELT HE tall Marine was talking intently to the group of Solomon Islanders. Every now and then his lean finger would shoot into the air to emphasize a point. The natives seemed doubtful of his strange tales. "I am a friend," he boomed, " from Amer- ica-where the great buildings areg buildings as high as twenty of your palm trees stood end on end. America-where bridges are as long as your island is wide-I am a friend." The Marine looked at the natives, he saw their unbelieving looks, he saw the expressions of doubt on their faces. Surely, he thought, they have heard of our American trains. Maybe they'll believe me if I tell them about the steam engines. "I am a friend from the great country across the sea, America. You have heard of the huge iron monsters which we use to carry our supplies on iron rails laid on the ground. They can go faster than the leopard can run, -much faster." One of the natives stepped forward. He spoke in broken pidgin English. " We thinkey white fella speak with not truthem," he roared. " If you from 'mericy, tellem us 'bout 'mericy natives." The Marine thought quickly. It was now or never, -he had to show the Solomon Islanders that he was from America. " Well," he began, " in America the natives are called Indians. They roam about the streets and scalp all the white men that show their heads. They drink fire-water and then go set the towns on fire. Many white people are killed. Then the White Father Roosevelt came along and make natives stop taking scalps and drinking bad fire-water." CEvidently the Ma- rine was a Republicanlj The big native stepped forward again. " How do 'cm Roosevelt make natives stop be bad? " he queried. "Well," drawled the Marine, " he just said two words." The natives were silent for a minute and then they started whispering to their black-skinned spokesman. - 'A' LAUREL 'A' Finally the spokesman stepped forward again. " Uses wanta white fella tell uses two words ' Rosevell' speakum," he muttered. " Oh! " replied the Marine, " all he said was - ' My friendsf " The natives didn't understand at all. The Marine broke out laughing in a hysterical voice. One by one the natives joined in until they all were laughing. They roared and roared. Then their spokesman stepped forward and put his arm around the tall Marine's shoul- ders. When he had stopped laughing he bel- lowed, " Uses think this 'Roseve1l,' him some fella, and uses think you from 'mericy O. K. Only fella from 'mericy able tell such story as first one you tole about." Carlton McGary '44 Sardis, 42 B. C. Portia, my loving faithful wife, When thou receiv'st this epistle, Marcus Bru- tus will probably be among the good and valiant Romans in the Elysian Fields, for on the mor- row we engage Antony and Octavius in a battle to the death on the plains of Philippi. I pray that thou wilt pardon and forgive me for my abruptness on the morning of the Ides of March. My brain had been drawn into the dank, musty, swirling depths of a whirlpool by many sleepless, thoughtful nights. If I spake harshly to thee, please forgive me. I was not physically sick, but my mind was tortured that I must kill a dear and loving friend. I pray that thou dost not condemn me. That foul deed was not done with pleasure. Mine heart ached for the brave, noble Roman I had to kill, that all the great empire that is Roman might be more free. I durst not have told you my task, for fear thou mightst have turned me from it. Mine arm that held the sword was loath to thrust it into great Caesar's body. However, my mind overpowered, in the silent battle, my trembling arm. The look of anguish and won- derment that clothed Caesar's countenance as my reluctant sword pierced his breast will re- main in my mind even after death has claimed me for its own. I am not afraid of the grim, dark, dismal scep- tre of death, but what will befall thee, dear Por- tia? I shall pray with all my heart, body, and 30 soul for thy deliverance from evils. So, good Portia, farewell for ever and ever. Thou hast been the gentlest, bravest, kindest, most beauti- ful, and most loving wife ever to grace the face of earth. I pray that I am worthy of thy love. Your sad but loving Marcus Brutus. George Greenwood '47 HOW PEACE CAME TO THE WORLD Time: The year 2500 ' Speaker: Father Time In the year 1914, the God of War, Mars, and the God of Peace, Pax, had a quarrel, which Mars, being the stronger, won, temporarily. Pax, however, was growing stronger with every passing minute and by the end of 1918, forced Mars to terms of surrender. Pax wrapped Mars securely in ropes and thongs and threw him into a deep dungeon. The bonds that Mars was wrapped in were made of the League of Nations so Pax thought he had his enemy secure. By 1920, however, a weasel, whom we can call Mussolini, had started to work on the bonds of Mars, and rope after rope fell loose. In 1933 another bigger rat, whom we can call Adolf, started working on the bonds of Mars. Some of the biggest ropes fell loose in '35 and '37 and the last large rope holding the War Giant was separated in '39, Mars was free! Completely free! By December 7, 1941 he had set the entire world on fire. The God of Peace, Pax, had not been idle while this was going on but had begged a boon from lupiter. Pax was a peaceful god but once aroused he was a better fighter than any of his brothers. Pax was thoroughly angered by the War God's antics and he became determined to put an end to Mars, no matter what the cost. Securing the aid of his allies, Sam States and Iohn Bull, he crept up on Mars' castle through the back door fthe Balkans, on a dark night. Here the fighting was fierce and many gallant men died, but Pax won the field. Having cap- tured the War God, Pax then had the problem of what to do with him. lt must be something not too cruel but severe enough to punish him for the enormity of his crimes so that he would never again cause any more trouble. Pax i' LAUREL if thought of ways and ways but there was always a catch in each answer to the problem. Finally, after considerable thought Pax decided to make the weasel and the rat into rugs for the fioor of the League of Nations hall, and the skin of the War God into a doormat for everyone to step on. Thus were the mighty humbled. George Besson '45 ENGLISH NIGHT ELL, Mom, another night to be with you. It's just the same here in Eng- land-peaceful, quiet, and so like the farm. Take that tree over there. It looks like old man Harlow's maple that we guys used to tap, just for fun. And that house reminds me of the one Mary and I dreamed up down by the river. We even had a room in it for you though we never told you about it. That was the same day the Kid came down with the mumps. Remember? She came running down to tell us. Didn't think about my never having had them. I got 'em right after. It was the day before the County Fair and Mary almost went with George Moore. I hired somebody to take her. We always did funny things in Centerville. Remember the day you took all the egg money to town and bought some new teeth? We'd been after you for months to do this. You looked " awfully " cute. Pop had to hang onto you because of the effect you had on the mailman. Or was it the tax collector? Gradu- ation day came quickly, too, didn't it, Mom? I'll always remember the speech Ioe Collins gave. He said, " All of us are going to fight for what is ours then help our neighbor keep hisf' I've remembered this in every raid, every bombing, every fight. It was sort of a motto or shrine. Ioe must have been thinking about that speech when a sniper got him at Guadalcanal. I met his pal, Mike Iones, the other day. Re- member him? The kid who lived down by the railroad tracks? They said he wouldn't amount to much. Well, Mom, America has changed him in this war. I-Ie's a " Looey "g yes, Amer- ica will receive a tribute from me for that. I always liked Mike. We bowled together at Stovinsky's a lot before - Stovinsky! I-Ie was a good guy. Six sons in the service. The day he received his last naturalization papers-that was the same day word came of his third son's death. That's the way things happen. Well, Mom, you'll have to stay and wait for me 'cause I'm off again. Tonight we bomb Berlin. Barbara Ialbert '45 THREE MAGIC CHESTS HREE magic chests I open each night. Four out of every five of you have three chests just like mine. My invisible brass-bound chests are not so large, but a magic chest need not be large to hold many things. I open my chests one by one. The first is my chest of memories. This contains all my memo- ries, good or bad. As I lift the lid, memories overfiow the sides of their prison. Each night I have many different memories, but seldom a night passes that I do not have sweet memories of my mother. Some night scenes of different movies come out of my chest. On others the May baskets and tobogganning parties and the fun I had Freshman Reception and how silly I felt when I had to ask a strange boy to dance with me. The time I picked beans. What I did last summer down at my aunt's. This is only a part of the contents of this first magic box, but now it is time to open my second chest. This is my chest of the future. Although the past is interesting, I find the future more en- chanting. As this one is opened, I see that it is almost as full as the first. Out of this chest I can see the future world. My home and my husband. Things I am going to do tomorrow are all planned in this second box. If it rains, I know what I'm going to wear and dog or if the sun shines, it's all in this chest. My life is planned in this box, but it doesn't stay the same, for one night I may be an interior decorator and the next a seamstress. Every night my lessons for tomorrow are discussed. My memory and future chests hold about the same amount, for each night a day of the future has come and has faded into a memory, and each night I see a day further into the future. My third and last chest, if you haven't al- ready guessed it, is my chest of dreams. The contents of this chest are made up from both memories and thoughts of the future. Often my dreams go back to the past-the time when I was a little girl and fell from a horse. In life I i' LAUREL 'A' was just scared but in my dream I was hurt very badly. Sometimes they are about current hap- penings like the time when in my dream the laps took over Farmington. The cause of this dream was that I had read about the cruel tor- tures that the Allied fighting men had suffered. These are two examples of the many dreams I have. When I said that I opened my chests each night I did not realize that this was not quite true because some nights I do not open anyg on others I open only my chest of the future, on still others it's my memory chest, and again I open just my dream chest. It all depends on how long I wish to stay awake. Virginia Tardy '46 THE QUARRELLING HORSES Once upon a time there were three herds of horses. Now the different herds were always quarrelling about which was the most beautiful. One herd thought they were the most beautiful because they had lovely coats of black shining hair. Another herd thought they were the most beautiful because they were white and showed up more. The third herd was made up of brown, black, and white horses so they simply declared that they were the odd bunch and couldn't claim any beauty. The fairies overheard the discussions and de- cided to do something about it. So one night when all the horses were asleep the fairies de- cided to have some fun. They came to the first herd and scrubbed up their beautiful black coats and made them look shabby. One fairy had an idea, so they all ganged up and started pull- ing the horses, ears until they looked unnatu- rally large. They then went to the second herd and with their brushes and paint went to work painting stripes over them. They left the third herd as it was because they hadnit bragged. So to this day there is the donkey, the zebra, and the horse. Pauline Phillips '45 CAREER I want to be a stenographer, To work the day long by an open window, To feel the balmy breeze, While my fast moving fingers Pound on the small black keys. I want to hear the racing rhythm of strokes 32 And answer the rude, impatient telephone. I want to write letters on clean, fresh paper And take dictation in shorthand's curling characters. That is the life! And as each day ends, I will eagerly await the next. Irene Paradis '45 0m December 13, 1943 Hi Pa, How's the old trapper? I hope you haven't a sore throat the same as Alabama greeted me with. The army is lots of fun, but I'd just as soon be with you. You were right when you said I'd be tough. We're going to get " heck " for eight weeks. We've been issued gas masks, rifles, packs, etc. The junk all weighs around 80 pounds. It would be good if the pack contained beaver instead. I haven't been on the rifie range yet. I hope I can shoot straight. I've practiced enough so that I can put the Garand, or M.I. together blindfolded. I found out that in the army you help yourself or " not get along." I can't run up and see somebody to put in a spring. It's leap and jump all the time. It's lots of fun when we sleep outdoors. Each fellow car- ries a tent half. When we get ready to set them up, two people get together and form one pup tent. After the tents are pitched the rain- coats go next to the ground, then you, and then a blanket. Sometimes it's cold and we sleep fully dressed. We usually hike five or six miles into the woods before we pitch the tents. It's noisy around this camp, because of the machine guns and rifies, etc. going bang! bang! in the distance. There are a lot of airplanes around here. I wanted to get into cooking, but I could- nit, so I'm in the engineers as a carpenter. There are a couple of " big mouths " around here. We shut them up, though. I hope you found most of your traps and are catching a lot of beaver skins. I hope I'll be catching some next winter. Write when you can. . Lonnie, fThe skunk private, Contributed by Mabelle Comstock '44 'lr LAUREL 'A' Letter from: Pvt. Lawrence Comstock 31399734 Co. H, 17 TR Bri. 5th Reg. I. R. T. C. Fort McClellan, Alabama Hello there, leannie, Another day and time for my yearly letter to you. Really not much that I can write- but- A week from this Wednesday I will graduate as an under-classman and become an upper- classman. - Oh, won't it be good when that day appears. Then I'll be able to ask the questions, do the "bracing," etc.-Then it will be only six weeks until l wear those bars. Two of my roommates here at O. C. S. went overseas-one in Pacific, one in Atlantic, an- other went to New York City. Still another of my roommates fCabot shipped yesterday- Bruce Cabot, the movie starj is to go up be- fore the academic washout board tomorrow. Without a doubt he will have to leave. He just hasn't been able to absorb it. They wash them out here fast and furious. There are two boards, academic and military. Low ranks in either cooks a man's goose. I'll hope and pray I do not have to appear at such hearings. I had four hours free last night-spent two hours trying to get waited upon in a restaurant - another two hours trying to get a service cap that flattered me. All in all the four hours proved to be a failure. The other day I had quite a trip. It was really a lot of fun and I met a darn fine family and had a darn fine home cooked meal. It seems so good to be in a private home again. From now on I'm going to know townspeople wherever I am stationed. I'm really not homesick here there is so much going on-classes, Qwhich I can't tell anything about, very secretj activities and social life fonce a yearj. CNO fooling they are putting it right to us. Up at five-classes-classes and more classes until you are just blue in the face with knowledge or at least supposed to High School was, nothing like this. It was a cinch compared to this. There are 37 in my barracks. I am the only Second Lt. and feel lost. Most all captains, majors and colonels here for further study. Now in the seat next to me is a colonel fhalf asleepj -to my left a major. In front of me 33 is a captain, Gene Raymond of the movies. So you see I am out ranked. Feel like a private again. I tutor a major in two subjects-a colonel tutors me in one-Gosh, I rate. Much over my head all the time. It's presented to us that way for a purpose. We grasp as much as possible and worry most of the time that we can't get more. Work from 5-ll daily, some- times even later. Add said I could see Myron Starbird and Glen Heath in my time OH. Ask Add what time 05. That's a joke down here Ctime offj. It's been pretty near a year ago that I took my physical in Portland for the Army. Gosh, what a year. Never one more full-seems like five. But this year has meant more to me than any other year will ever mean. I have much more knowledge and better physical and mental out- look. Have really enjoyed it. Well, ll more parades, 6 more inspections, 18 more class days, 75 more mess hall meals and then graduation! I have certainly studied hard. Then a furlough when I can eat and sleep. So long for now, Iohnny Contributed by lean Linscott '44 Lt. Iohn S. Linscott Ir. Ellington Field Texas Uum SOLEMNITY Past, Present, and Future Mark time in place. Class distinction Hides its ugly face. Organ with organist Perfect harmony keepsg Awareness of His presence Over bowed head creeps. The comfort of His awful hand Imparts Assurance to war-torn Hearts, That brotherly love Shall be Everywhere, When men to God turn And unite In prayer. Mary Pinkham '44 LAUREL 'A' TROPIC NIGHT Tropic night and sentry guard Alone with thoughts, and nothing barred, What goes at home? Are all okay? ls truth portray'd in all they say? Think! How's the fam'ly? How's my dogs? ls Uncle Pete still cutting logs? Is lim still station'd in our lan'? Has Les grow'd up into a man? These are the things I'd like to know. They're what I like when feeling low, This iob is what I've got tovdo But you can stop my feeling blue. In all my letters there's the line That all are well and feeling Fine It makes me feel the world's okay The way it was back in my day. The sun is rising in the East, My guard is done for now at least. Tomorrow night won't seem so hard, When I'm alone on sentry guard. Iohn Gagne '45 WINTER LOVE Winter love is made Of moonlight and shade: And of the north wind and snow And the sunset's red glow. Winter love is over When lover parts from loverg And the moon walks alone The path that two have known. Barbara McManus '44 STREETLIGHTS So many moods have streetlights- There's one for every night. On misty nights they're dimmer, On clear cold nights they're bright. The mood I like them best in Comes when there's blowing snow- Their gleams are soft and gentle As they slowly ebb and flow. Barbara Day '44 QUERY Oh, where is the glory of conflict, And what are the virtues of war? How much will humanity gain From men's flesh torn open and raw? Frederick Rollins '44 DARK NIGHT At night the moon rides high, a star comes twinkling down. The earth is black against the sky I At night. ' Iennie Mae Stevens '44 'P uf-dbh. a Tllllrfil-06.6 FROM RADISHES TO ELEPHANTS Mr. Brown, the man who lives across the street, had in his Victory garden a large quan- tity of radishes that hc wished to sell. Ioe Brown, knowing the power of the press, put in the local newspaper the following advertise- ment: For immediate sale: A large quantity of radishes as big as pumpkins. See Ioe Brown, 350 West 90th Street. He got quick results for Sally Blank read the ad and told her husband that their neighbor had tons of pumpkins for sale. Mr. Blank didn't think much about it, but on his way to the office he met his old friend, lake Clunk. He stopped and told him that he had heard Ioe had some pumpkins for sale and if he saw Mr. Brown to tell him that he could sell his product to the circus that was coming to town for the elephants to eat. lake, being an obliging man, rushed to the telephone and told the circus agent his news. Now the man in the joy of his good fortune put on his hat and coat, took the first bus to Ioe Brown's house. He walked up the steps, rang the door bell, waited until Ioe came out, then looked him in the eyes and burst out, " Where are the elephants that you have for sale? " l. Adjectival clause -- essential 2. Noun clause -direct object of verb Robert Neil '45 AT RANDOM As I can't think of anything to write on the topics we were given in class, I will just write u paragraph at random, trying not to make any grammatical errors. QU I feel quite conhdent that you will point out any which I make and mark them in red. When I get this paragraph book back I shall be able to study any errors that I have made.-Oh! Yes, I can't forget to mark a compound and a complex sentence, but I find I have no compound sentence. Q25 QOh, yes, I have - nowlj Q lj Complex Q21 Compound Pauline Berry '45 'A' 'A' LAUREL Q.. Q f Qi? BASKETBALL Fin! ruw tlefl to rightjz I. Whilcomb, R. Hodgkins, F. Dingley, R. Huhhs. V. Gray Second row: Conch Williams. M. Henderson, l.. Millett, B. Weymouth. R. Neil. Mgr., Cuaeh lnhmon Third mw: R. Tilcuinb, D. Green FOOTBALL Ian. Wilton 36 31 icti-wsic of me fm rim mimi Ian- MWC 36 If npened at such :1 late date and that lan' if bkowhegan Q8 29 su nizinv uf the lmvs were working after lan' lay ,g '8 'O '. . ' . K Ian. Madison 28 26 seluml nights. lx H. 5. had no football I L, XFAHQ 78 3, , , H an. at ixerniort .1 5 .. .. scinzul fur iiitersclwlzistie games. lhey lim' Kingacld 41 18 did, liuwever, get nut fur zi few serim- Fd, Rangclcy 32 29 niziges un the lizxek Held with Mr. VVil- Fel, at Phillips Sl 33 lixuns :is director. Feb :it lay 43 24 . Feb. Skowhegnn 47 39 BASKETBALL . Feh. at Kingfield 78 44 Schedule and Scores Fell. Livermore Falls 40 57 IDATE Scimoi, F. H. S. O II-lib' Dec. Phillips 41 11 ' H i ' Dec. 10 :lt Mexico 35 21 , x , , DCC- 17 Rumford 24 20 lhe opening ut the hzisketlizill season UCC- 21 at Wilton 23 37 fnund the Greylimimls with very few Dec, 28 Strong 40 24 changes in the preceding year! squad hut Dec, 31 at Madison 27 36 with Z1 new coaching department, namely. 35 'A' LAUREL 'A' co-coaches Principal Melville Johnson and Mr. john VVilliams. The outstanding games of the season were the Rumford, Wilton, Skowhegan, and Madison games, all played on our home Hoor, and the Livermore Falls game played there. All of these games were fast and had close scores which made the games breathtaking up to the final seconds of play. The schedule was an unusually long one because of the omission of foot- ball. Our Junior Varsity team played with little New Sharon twice, each time " tak- ing them " by relatively large scores. In the Franklin County Tournament Farmington played New Sharon in the preliminaries and was victorious, the final score being 39-12. This put F. H. S. into the semi-finalsg here we defeated Strong 45-12. In the final game of the tourney Wilton won by a 20-17 margin. The close of the 1044 season marks the Greyhounds as a very successful team with 10 victories and 5 defeats and sec- ond place in the annual tournament. WINTER SPORTS A small but enthusiastic winter sports team, under the leadership of Mr. Wil- liams, took part in both the Jay and Wil- ton winter carnivals. the team placing third in both. Students participating were P. Foster, R. Neil, D. Green, B. Weymouth, R. Green, and V. Gray, the boys winning individual recognition as follows: AT JAY - R. Neil 3rd in slalom, P. Foster 3rd in " down hill ", D. Green 2nd in cross-country snowshoe and lst in 100 yard snowshoe, B. Wey- mouth 3rd in 100 ski lash. AT WIL- TON - P. Foster 2nd in jumping, B. NVeymouth 1st in jumping, R. Green 3rd in 100 yard snowshoe, P. Foster 2nd in down hill and the F. H. S. team 2nd place in the relay. BASEBALL As the LAUREL goes to press, plans are being made to field a baseball team under the direction of Prin. Johnson. Games have been arranged with Jay, Wilton, and Livermore Falls 3 and games are pending with Strong, Madison, and Skowhegan. As a nucleus for this year's team, the following veterans are hold-overs from last year: Scot Kendall, John Gagne, Don Wells, Vernon Gray, Carlton McGary, and Lawrence Davis. To round out a team, there are about 30 other boys who are eager to play. TRACK . Farmington High will sponsor a track team this spring, with Mr. Williams of the faculty as coach. Prospects for a good season are in evidence, and meets have been planned already. A 4-cornered meet will be held, and on May 27, the team will enter the State meet at Water- ville. Many boys are anxious to show their skill in track this year, and Coach Williams should have some pretty good material. '39 36 'lr LAUREL i' ASQ " SCHOOL AT NVAR " is certainly applicable to our high school this year of 10-L3-44. Because students were working in the corn factories and teachers were unavailable. the high school began three weeks later than usual, namely, on September 20. This too, was without a full staff of teachers, namely, Mr. Mel- ville johnson. principal, Mr. Richard Gould, submaster. Mrs. Marion Bryant, dean, Mrs. Lydia johnson, Mrs. Edith Nunan, Mrs, Emma McLeary, Mrs. May Miner, Miss Esther Judkins, Mr. john NVilliams, Miss Freda Skillin, Mrs. Marah Webster, Miss Iola Perkins, and Miss Audrey Nelson. During the year two of our regular teachers, Mr. Richard Gould and Miss Audrey Nelson, resigned, and Mr. John XVilliams, who came at the end of the first week, may be called by Uncle Sam. Three other teachers were eventually found to till these vacancies - Miss Lillian Kelley, Mrs. Eva Roberts. and Mrs. Josephine McAlary. This curtailed faculty naturally re- sulted in some changes in the schedule. It was necessary to omit General Math, Bookkeeping II, and Girls' Physical Ed- ucation. The Boys' Physical Education also had to be curtailed because a full- time instructor could not be found. In addition to the regular curriculum, Type- writing has been offered to the sopho- mores, and the Activities Period changed to the last period in the day. The athletics program was shortened by the omission of football, the reason for this being the tardiness in the begin- ning of school and the many boys work- ing after school. In spite of these con- ditions, however, the annual Franklin County Basketball Tournament was 37 MWM - 1043-445 played as usual on February 25 and 26. Plans are also being made for an active baseball season. Vacations, " Days Present ", and " Days Absent " have bee11 affected. No- vember 23 and 24, thanks to the weather man, we were permitted to stay at home from school because of a severe storm which took the town and season by sur- prise. The Thanksgiving holidays were the two days following. At Christmas there was but one week's holiday. Feb- ruary 22 was the only holiday which in- terrupted our fourteen-week winter term, which was prolonged by four Saturday sessions. The regular Easter vacation, April 1 to 0, was the Senior Class' choice of time to make a trip to New York City, 25 of the 43 members going on the trip. The ten-week spring term was prolonged by two Saturday sessions and relieved by two holidays, Patriots' Day and Memorial Day. Under the capable direction of Mrs. Edith Nunan, our school organized a Stamp and Bond XVeekly Drive, 35,004 in bonds and stamps having been purchased up to May 12. The high percentage of War Stamp purchasers made it possible for us to receive the " Minute Man " Hag, which was pre- sented to us in a special assembly by Mrs. Lyda Hall Berry, director of Educational Programs of the Maine War Finance Our school also contributed the local War Chest and Committee. 310.00 to 58130.00 to the annual Red Cross Driveg this was raised by personal money for contributions of 375.00 and a series of Scotch Auctions netting S55.00. 39.45 was donated to the Salvation Army in mite-box collections. 0RlIIII'.SI'R.X I:ll'Nl mu' IIUII I-1 FIQIIIIS I'. I'-l'.lI'I. IQ. Ilml, M, l,ucv, I. Rulmrwn, I. Su-w.n'l. I'. Rulu-ru, II. SIJIIICI Su'-:ml mw: R. IIUJIHI, M. IIUII. I. linlcklcy. M. I'mkImm, II. I.1IIu'rI, M, iiguxIwII. In l'rc'wulI. I. I"r1l'lu'l' II. 51.11114-x IIIIIIHI row: R, lilnllifk. I, Ifms, V. Ihnglfy. I, Stcwlls, I I.1nsfulI. S. RlL'Il.lI'tIN, IQ, IhcIwx I:IlIll'IIl row: lx I..lITlIK'I'l, I'. lfmu-r. R. lfzrvll. I.. CI1urcI1iII, I.. lImcI4Ivx. M. Ilomh-rwl1. S, I',IIxxvnrtI1 :KT GIRLS' UI,I'.Ii CI.UII First row llcil lu rightjg I'. U'SImugInmN-x. M. lirglclluy, I. I,lmc4:II. II, IJlIIK'I'l. I. RuIw1nwr1. Ii, Iluyl I. M. Sluvcm. Il. Sl:1nIL'y', M. lI.urk:-r Sccunml naw: M. lIulI, If. Rulu-Hs, If.. NVI1ill1c'r, I. Stewart. I. 'l'I1urnpwn, .-X, lfnmv-HII1, M. IIIIIIKIILIIH, I! McM.mux. P. Mcllugh, I. Iknrtncr 'I'IlirmI row: S, Riclmrcls, I'. I"r.u'y, I. 'llxxlmg A. lkncun, li. Slcvclms, Il, Pzlrlm. II. Grrvn. I. Iimcklcx. I. lfmx I. SII'1't'Il'l' Fourth mw: 'I'. Ncwcll, M. Iulmnsun, R, Chntufk. I. AllxKIll, li. Huy. I.. Ilmmcr, M. Luca. ll. linrkcr. M G.15kc'II,U. Williams, C. Dinghy, U. Inlbcrt ir LAUREL ir The fact that our country is engaged in war has also accounted for a number of extra speakers and visitors to our high school. The Air Corps gave a test on October 0 and another on March 17. We were also visited by Chief Fournier and Chief Maddox of the Navy, and Lt. M alinowski of the Air Corps. Three guest speakers were outstanding morale builders for these times. The first speaker. George Hooten, visited us on February 7. He related the story of the growth of the negro spirituals and sang a number of these stirring songs in his fine baritone voice. Dr. Arthur Rinden, mis- sionary to China, addressed the student body on March 7. interpreting to us Chinese customs and present conditions. Rev. Hilda Ives of Portland, an always welcome visitor in Farmington, spoke at the March 31 assembly, bringing a most inspiring message of straight thinking and practical worth to the problems of youth. Dramatic activities began on December 16, when the Senior Class presented Max- well Anderson's stirring play, " The Eve of St. Mark under the able direction of Mrs. Lydia johnson. This was well at- tended in spite of sub-zero weather and a sum of 5540.67 was realized for the class treasury. The Advanced Public Speak- ing class. consisting of eight participating students, presented a public concert on April 28, with awards going to Richard Hodgkins, lst: .loline Wilson, 2nd: ,len- nie Mae Stevens, Zlrd. Glennis York rep- resented the school in the Lydia O. Spear Speaking contest in Lewiston on April 11, and came home with top honors, which were three jirsts from the judges. Con- gratulations, Glennis, to you and F . H. S. A regular program of assemblies has been presented this year with the Com- munity Center auditorium and basement now available. These were arranged with Mrs. Marion Bryant as chairman and featured such seasonal themes as the 39 Harvest. Christmas, January-day-by-day, the Court of St. Valentine, John Milling- ton Singe's " Riders to the Sea", School Awards, Health movies, New York trip, etc. These were in charge of the several faculty members and students as volun- tary sponsors. Social events this year began witl1 the Freshman Reception on October 30. Even the freshmen enjoyed themselves after a full " Freshman Day " in strange and ridiculous costumes. Dances this year have proved successful, not only so- cially but financially. The first for pur- poses of profit was sponsored by the cheer leaders on December 3, at which time 2575.00 was netted for new uniforms. At another sponsored by the " New York Club" 51580.00 was netted for the class trip. The annual Sophomore Hop on March 30 was well attended, the Lloyd Rafnell orchestra and singer proving a de- cided attraction. Again, on April 21, Lloyd Rafnell's came to Farmington for the annual Junior Prom, this war year, semi-formal. The theme, "Moon- light and Roses", proved a worthy suc- cessor to the long line of F. H. S. success- ful Proms. Patrons and patronesses in- cluded Mr. and Mrs. Fmery Mallett, Supt. and Mrs. J. Arthur Green, repre- senting the School Board, Prin. and Mrs. Melville Johnson, Mrs. Marion Bryant, and Miss Lillian Kelley, repre- senting the faculty. Last, but far from least in the year's dances. was the Fresh- man Frolic of May Day week. Summer cottons-gowns, colorful umbrellas, gay- cottoned lawn furniture, all made a fitting background for a " floor show" of folk dances anl dramatic readings by the freshmen. Interesting work has been done in the special departments this year. Miss Per- kins' Victory Concert featured a familiar theme for these times, namely, "Any Bonds Today? " But much interest 'and S'I'L'l3IuN'l' CXUUNCII. ANU CIASS OIfl'ICIf,RS IJITNI ww tlvtr ln VIHIIIII II. l"r.m-r. A, lI.ut1crstrm11. I. VVilwn. I. .'Xustln, M. Cmmmck. V. IIm'nt'k. R I.t1cv St-turn! row: lx. XNIIIIIIKT. R, Rm. IW. XVc'lIx, li Igtllvtrt, I. Rtmlnnwn, I. 'I'.rxInr. M. InI1m.m Ir.. S. I'llt wnrtll. IT. tfmnstuck l'hml mw: IS. w'l'IlIll!llIIl. Il. Wmy. I. titmtn, I.. Davis, Y. llc-glrlmrn. M. Walkur. if.'y. Fm Kcnntw SENIOR PLAY CAST int mw Qlvft tu rightjz I. M. Stevens. I. Auxtin. M. Pinkhztm, Mrs. Iuhnmn -- ltll.lCI1, I, Ruhinstm. Ste-wart, H. McManus ' Scculul ruw: M. Moors, F. llinyglvy, li, Hoyt, V. Gray, Ii. QQYPCII, R. Hobbs, IV. VVclIs fhinl row: C. Mcliary, Ii. Ratcklitfv, l.. Wright, V. Ik-xlrlmrn. N. Pztrxuiis 'A' LAUREL 'A' pageantry was added by the popular ap- peal of the election and crowning of a Victory king and queen at the conclusion of the evening. The popular votes added no little amount to the Cause toward which we are all continually working. Miss Freda Skillin, with the help of a number of the Home Economics II girls, has again contributed much to our hap- piness and physical well-being. An aver- age of 35 twhich should be TM have par- taken of the daily hot lunch in our cafe- teria during the winter season. The cost is only 5 cents for a hot supplementary dish with a salad or a dessert, this second dish being a new step this year. Some of the appetizing menus served have been: meat and vegetable casserole and orange slices, scalloped potatoes and apricot shortcake, scrambled eggs and apple-nut salad. Mrs. Marah Webster has had as a project for her .-Xrt classes this year the designing and executing of murals to dec- orate the bare walls of some of our class- rooms and especially the dark walls of our inner " No Man's Land ". In this room, the murals are to represent the various sports and be done directly on the walls. In the classrooms, the murals are being done on paper panels and represent selected scenes from history or literature. An "American Profile " is suggested for the history room, this to consist of such scenes as New York skyline, Prairie farm and farmland, the Mountainous West, and New England village, The English classroom has spoken for the Age of Chivalry as depicted in Tennyson's Idylls with Sir Gareth and the Knights of Day, Elaine on the barge to Camelot, Arthur bidding Guinevere farewell at the abbey, and the Sword Excalibur being returned to the Lady of the Lake. The students of Farmington High School have this year edited two publica- tions-the Greylzouna' Barker and the Laurel. The Barker is a 4-6 page mimeo- graphed sheet issued every three or four weeks and is compiled jointly by the Eng- lish and Commercial departments. The carry-over in this staff from year to year is not too large. so that it takes a few issues for the paper to get into its stride. This has been more than usually true this year with the changing supervision in the Commercial department. Herein are re- ported our current school activities, ap- propriate cartoons, and student writing of appeal. A class of journalism in the reg- ular program, with graduation credits perhaps on a par value with public speak- ing, art, music, etc. would be very worth- while and an objective to real work. The Laurel is now published annually, and while it honors the graduating class as its special feature, it gives a general picture of the high school year, which your Table of Contents shows. The informal sec- tions of the underclassmen and the stu- dent writing section discarded for so many years have proved very popular and of real sales value. Herein, as Bobby Burns said, " we see oursels as ithers see us." And so, once again, the Laurel goes to press. HOW NOT T0 PACK A SUITCASE Only one more week before the seniors start on their class trip and Percy is all " a-twitter". He conscientiously spends Saturday, forenoon and afternoon, in preparing his luggage. He makes up his mind and he unmalqcs it. Q11 At noon he has one shirt packed away but by night another replaces it. During the week the process is continued with no continuity of 41 thought. At last, Percy is off. I wonder, Percy, if you will find that you need your hand- kerchief: or perhaps one of the other "unnec- essary " essential items which you discarded during your furious packing as, for instance, your wallet. Q21 flj Compound QZJ Complex Alice Skwara '45 Jiutogwpfw ffzW - 'A' LAUREL i' 1943 - 1941 Class of 1943 ' Alice Adams- Maine Gen. Hospital, Portland. Thomas Adams - Maritime Academy, Castine. Carlene Ames - Forster Mfg. Co., Strong. Betty Alexander- Employed in Liver- more Falls. Richard Austin - Navy. Roberta Barker - Attending school in Cambridge, Mass. Albert Bergeron - Army. Charles Besson -At home. Earl Bosworth - Colby College. Lawrence Comstock - Army. Gordon Collins - Army. Verne Craig-Burdett College, Boston, Mass. Glendon C roswell - Army. Glenn Cutler 4- Franklin Journal office, Farmington. Herbert Davis - At home. Geneva Dill- Laselle Jr. College. Carl Durrell - Army. Bernard Goding - Army. Eunice Hammond-University of Me. Phyllis Harris-Brackley's Mill, Strong. Mildred Heath -Working at railroad station. Boston, Mass. Richard Higgins - Army. Raymond Hiltz - Navy. Jayne Hodgkins - Maine Gen. Hospital, Portland. Gordon Hunt- At home. Euleta Kennedy- Forster Mfg. Co., Strong. Everett Kennison - Army. Dorothy Locklin - Forster Mfg. Co., Strong. Carroll McGary - Navy. Ruth Metcalf -- Morton Motor Co., Farmington. Patricia Mosley - Married, living at Ellsworth, Me. Joseph Edgar Paradis - Army. 44 Donald Parlin - Navy. Herbert Parlin - Maine Dowel Co.. Farmington. Robert Parlin - Navy. Maurice Paul- Navy. Robert Pinkham - Navy. Virginia Pinkham- F. S. N. S. Madeline Pond -J. J. Newberry Co., Skewer and Farmington. Margaret Preble- At home. Thelma Pressey - Maine Skewer and Dowel Co., Farmington. Mary Russell-F. H. S. post graduate. Robert Stevens - Navy. Eletrice Stewart-F. H. S. post gradu- ate. Neal Tardy - Navy. Ronald VVade - Navy. James VVaugl1 - Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, Farmington. Laila XV ave -Working in Springfield, Mass. Virginia Wells - At home. Earl Wilbur - Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, Farmington. Louis Wright- Army. Class of 1942 Shirley Atwood - New England Tel. Office. Farmington. Elaine Barton - Maine Gen. Hospital, Portland. Harland Bryant - Army. Jeanne Bursey - Married. Martha Callahan - Employed at Ration- ing Board, Farmington. John Carman - Colby College. Colby Chandler - Marines. Lois Cohoon-F. S. N. S. Donald Collins - Navy. Jean Collins - At home. Rose Collins - Married. Constance Connors - Forster Mfg. Co., Strong. Renaud C yr - At home. Edith Edwards - Married. June Estes - NVorking in Bath, Maine. 'k LAUREL 'A' Harold Farmer - Navy. Naomi Farmer - Farm Bureau Office Farmington. Norman Foss - Navy. Inez Goings - At home. Irene Goodspeed- Maine Gen. Hospital Portland. Jeanette Gould - Cumberland Univer- sity, Tenn. Joan Greenwood -University of Maine. john Hagerstrom - Navy. Mary Hoyt - Bates College. Philip Hoyt - Marines. Iris Huff - J. J. Newberry Company Farmington. Kenneth Hunt - Army. , Howard jackson - Navy. Jeanette Jackson - Married. Harold -ludkins - Army. Edwin Kelley - Married, at home. Earl Knapp - Navy. Gladys Knowles - At home. Ruth Lewin - Colby College. Benjamin Littlefield - At home. Robert Luger - At home. Donald Lunny - Army. Mavis McLay - Maine Gen. Hospital Portland. Betty McCoy-WVilfred Beauty School Mass. jean Metcalf -Married, at home. Martha Millett-F. S. N. S. Emily Moody - Voter Hill Farm. Orrison Moody- At home. Cleo Myshrall - VVorking in Brattle- boro, Vt. A Alwyn Nichols - At home. Mary Nile - Married. Phyllis Parker - Working in Minne- apolis, Minn. Winona Ramsdell - Working in Water- ville. Maynard Phillips - Army. Robert Richards - Army. Russell Robbins - Army. Edward Robinson - Army. I I 7 Cecil Sawtelle - Employed at Wells', New Vineyard. Fred Simpson - Army. Mary Thea Sinskie- Married, employed at ottice of Clerk of Courts, Farming- ton. Robert Starbird -Army. Eleanor Streeter - Employed at office of Benjamin Butler, Farmington. Doris Taylor- At home. Blanche Tibbetts - Married. Arlene Tracy -Employed at State The- ater, Farmington. Carroll Vining - Army. Annette Vose-Employed at First Na- tional Store. Celia Vose-F. S. N. S. Carlton Walker - Army. Herbert VVave - Navy. Robert Wells - Army. Lillian Weymouth - Married. Mabel Weymouth - Cen. Maine Gen. Hospital, Lewiston. George VVhitcher - Army. Class of 1941 Benjamin Berry - Marines. Helen Butler - Married, at home. Garfield Cash -Working in Portland. Helen Collins - Working in Conn. Jean Crocker - Employed at,kF. S. N. S. office. b, p V ' ' Virginia Croswell - Augusta ,School of Commerce. I Lillian Currier-At home. Patricia DeWever - Married. Edward Dingley - Army. Earl Ellsworth - Army. Marie F ortier - Married. Francis Gagne- Army. Ralph Gardiner - At home. Richard Gilbert - At home Frederick Hall - Army. Glenn Heath - Army. Bertha Heminway- Married. Albert Henderson, Jr. - Navy. ir LAUREL 'A' Eleanor Herman - Office of Forster Mfg. Co., Strong. Paul Hodgkins - Army. Ruth Hoyt - VVorking in Mass. Richard jones - Army. Chester Keene - Army. Maurice Kennedy - Army. Margaret Knapp - Married. Edna Libby - Married. Priscilla Lovejoy- Married, employed at Creamery, West Farmington. Dorothy Luce - Married. Elaine Marcellus- F. S. N. S. Rita Marquis- Married. Robert McCleery-Married, at home. George Morrill - Army. Margaret Olson - At home. Willis Olson -'Army. Marion Paul- WACS. Richard Pinkham - Navy. Stanley Robash - Army. Beverly Robbins - Reynolds' Co., Portland. Marguerite Robbins-Dental assistant, Portland. Edward Simpson - Navy. Charles Sinskie, jr. - Employed, New Eng. Tel. 81 Tel. Co. Roslindale, Tobacco Elaine Smith - Working in Augusta. Dorothy Sommers - Luce's Studio, Farmington. Dudley Stewart - Civil Service, Cal. Barbara Stoddard - Married. jane Voter - Office of Bath Iron Works. Eleanor Webster- Cen. Maine Gen. . Hospital, Lewiston. Lawrence Wheeler - Army. Mary Whitney-F. S. N. S., Home Ec. CLASS OFFICERS 1944 - 1940 1944 'President ..........,,...... Carlton McGary . . . . Donald Wells . . . Claire Hiscock . , , . Edith Whittier Vice President .... ' Secretary ..,.... Treasurer .,... ...... 1943 President ,..............., .,.. V erne Craig Vice President ..., .....,. M ary Russell Secretary .....,, ..... E verett Kennison Treasurer . .. ..,.... Eunice Hammond 1942 President .............,......... Earl Knapp Vice President ..,.,...,.. Mary Thea Sinskie . . . Irene Goodspeed Treasurer . .,........ Robert Starbird Secretary ...,. 1 94 1 President ..... ' ,... , V ice President Secretary ....... Richard Iones . . . . . Earl Ellsworth . . . . Richard Pinkham Treasurer ..... ....,.... M argaret Knapp 1940 President .......,.....,,.,,.. Arthur Russell . . . Gordon Gould . . , . . . Elaine Dill . . . . Carolinn Adams Vice President Secretary ....... Treasurer ...,, WHAT IS A HOME? A home is a group of closely united people who dwell in love and companionship and the knowledge that each individual is really wanted. ln a home each member of the family must be able to cope with any problem which'may put him in an unpleasant situation. The fact, THAT PEOPLE no NOT NEcEssA1uI.Y HAVE 'ro LIVE IN AN ExPENs1vE DWELLING, is sometimes forgotten. Contrary to this a home may be a very humble 46 l place where few luxuries are had. It isn't the house that makes a homeg it's the feeling in the hearts of the people who dwell there. A home WHERE LOVE AND UNITY IS THE FOREMOST THOUGHT is the aim of most people. 1. Noun clause in apposition 2. Adjective clause - restrictive Morna Hui? '45 i' LAUREL 'A' 0m Alma's Dress Shop .....,....,.....,......,....... ........, 5 5 Auburn School of Commerce .....,.. ..,...... 4 8 Augusta School of Business ........ ...,.. 69 Bailey Co., The Iames .,...,,.., ......... 5 3 Balfour Co., L. G. ,....,.,,.... ......... 6 1 Barker, A. G. .....,.....,...,.....,.. ......... 5 3 Barker, 1. W. sr W. D. ...... ........, 4 9 Barton Press, The ............. ......... 6 2 Bass 8: Co., G. H. ..... ......... 6 6 Blanchard, Cyrus ..,..,. ......... 5 2 Blanchard, Fred A. ..... ......... 5 7 Bonney's Lunch ......... ......... 5 9 Blue Line, The ............... ..,...... 6 5 Brown's Iewelry Store ....... ......... 5 4 Brown, Mrs. Harry .,.,... ......,.. 5 1 Butler Co., F. L. ............. ........................... 5 6 Butler, F. W. 5: Benj. ...................................... 51 Campbell's ................................ Inside back cover Central Garage ....,,....,.,...............,..................... 59 Christopher Confectionery Co., Inc. .............. 67 Class of '45 ...,..,............... L ...,................ ......... 4 8 Class of '46 ........................................ ......... 4 8 Class of '47 ..................... ........................... 4 8 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. ...............,..................,. 65 Cole's Beauty Shop ................ Inside back cover Cram's Iewelry Store ...................................... 63 Crosby, C. S. ....................... ........................... 6 0 Croswell Brothers ................... ......... 5 2 Currier Insurance Agency ............ ........, 5 6 Dakin Sporting Goods Store ...... ......... 5 2 Davis, W. Raymond .................,........,............. 54 Dill's .........,................................................,.....,... 68 Emile's Beauty Salon ............ Inside back cover Exchange Hotel .,...........,.................................. 57 Farmington Dye House 8: Steam Laundry .. 56 Farmington Farmers' Union ..........,............... 67 Farmington Oil Co. ........................................ 63 First National Bank .......,..... ......... 5 8 Flood Co., E. E. ........................ ....,.... 6 0 Forster Mfg. Co., Inc. ...,.............. ..,.,.... 6 6 Foster-Whipple Co. .......................... ..,...... 5 7 Franklin County Savings Bank ...... ......... 6 4 Franklin Farms Products Co. .. Frary VVood Turning Co., Inc. ...... ........ . 66 Gordon, Gerard A. ........................ ......... 5 2 Graves, Frank F. ...................... ......... 5 9 I-lardy's Pharmacy .................... ......... 5 7 Harris Sporting Goods Store ...... ......... 5 1 Harris, Dr. I. F. .....,............... ......... 4 9 Hidden Acres Dairy ....... ......... 5 6 Holman, C. C. ......,,... ......,.. 5 5 Iacobs' Market ............... ...........,............... 6 9 Ioe's Esso Servicenter .,.....,................................ 67 Iones, Iohn D. ........................ Inside back cover Knowlton Bc McLeary Co., The ...,................ 68 Knapp, M. E. ..........................,.. . Kyes, Howard E. .............. ..... . Lewis, L. R. .,...................... . Livermore Falls Trust Co. .... . Lovejoy, Dr. Frederick C. .,.. . Luce Coal Co., S. I. ......... . 1 . Luce s Studio ......................,........ Magoni's ...,.....,.......... ,...................... ..... ...... 59 69 66 55 Lowell, A. S. ....................... 53 57 60 68 53 Maine Consolidated Power Co. ........ ..... . Maine Skewer St Dowel Corp. 70 Marble Sc co., E. W. ......,....... ffm fff 54 50 Marr's Drug Store ................... ...... Mayfair Beauty Salon .,....... 63 McLeary Co., Wilfred ......... McGary's Garage ..................... Metcalf Wood Products Co. 50 55 70 Mills tk Mills ..................... 59 Mitchell, Dr. C. A. ........ 59 68 Moody, C. B. ............ ff Morton Motor Co. ......,........ ..... . Newberry, I. I. .................,........ . New England Furniture Co. Newman, Harry E. ......,..... . Peoples National Bank ....... Phillips Hardware Co. ..... . Phil-Rita's Coffee Shop ..... 62 52 63 56 58 Pratt, W. M. ................. . Presson, Geo. Mel... ..... . Red Store, lnc., The ..,. 52 Ripley St Company ,......... ...... 5 0 Riverside Greenhouses 56 Russell, Dr. E. E. ........ ...... 4 9 69 67 Pierce, Dr. W. M. ..........., 54 57 49 Russell, I. W. .....,...... ..... . Sinskie's Motor Mart ......... Skowhegrm Commercial School ...................... 65 69 Scrivens ......,,....................... 51 Small, Byron M. ..,................... Inside back cover State Theatre ,....................,.....,..........,............. 55 Stearns Furniture Co. ....., .... ........................ 5 l Steele Co., C. W. ........,. ..,... 5 0 Stewart. O. P. .,..........,.......... ...... 4 9 Stoddard House .................,..,...... ...,.. 4 9 Strong VV ood Turning Corp. ...., ...... 7 0 Tague Real Estate .......,........... ...... 6 5 Tarbox 6: VVhittier .,...,......... .,.... 5 3 Theatre Spa ........ ..... .,,.,, 5 4 Trask, Lindsay ......,....,......... ...... 5 5 Triangle Bus Line .............,..... ...... 5 8 Weber Insurance Agency ,....., ...... 6 0 VVhite's ...........................,....... ........ ...... 5 4 Wilton Lumber Co. .................,.............,..,..... 63 Wilton Trust Co. ...,.,.......... Outside back cover VVilton Woolen Co. ...... ......................,...... 6 1 Wright Lumber Co. ........ . ..... 51 LAUREL Practical Business Training Geared to the times Including iF0r the Duration? SPECIAL PRE-INDUCTION COURSE Auburn Maine School of Commerce 53 COURT STREET - - - AUBURN, MAINE CLASS OF '45 CLASS OF '46 CLASS OF '47 48 'lr LAUREL i' DR. E. E. RUSSELL J. W. 81 W. D. BARKER DODGE and PLYMOUTH MOTOR CARS and TRUCKS Accassouu-:s Farmington Maine ST ODDARD HOUSE George McL. Presson OPTOMETRIST Farmington - - Maine DR. F. HARRIS CHIROPRACTOR Farmington Maine 0. P. STEWART CARPENTER and BUILDER Farmington, Maine PIION rcs Farmers' 38-13 N, li, 1453-11 49 'A' LAUREL i' THE BEST BUY for VICT ORY U. S. War Bonds and Stamps Buy Ifilms Made in America llave Them Developed llere E lVlARR'S DRUG STORE The Prescription Store KODAKS FILMS Developing Printing Enlarging Wilfred lVIcLeary Co. ll.XlQlJXX'.XRlC - l'.XlN'l'S l STUYIQS - L'U'l'LliRY l'l.UBll1lNG SUI'l'I,lliS l l'YRi IIRXX CLXS SICRYICIC Farmington - - Maine I C. W. Steele Company RANGE AND FUEL OILS NEW ENGLAND COKE Home Gas Service Gas Appliances " Your Old 4'.v I F zzr' I llvalvrn lsilfllllllgillil - - mine SAY l'l' lYlrl'll l"LOlYlQRS Us lfurnisli Them For You lwr .Xll Occasions Ill' 'lrlvgrlzfvll lflnruvrs RIPLEY 81 COMPANY Florists Farmington - Maine 50 'k LAUREL ir SHUI' XYl'l'll YOUR NEIUHHORS .XND S.XX'li Xl' SCRIVENS 5c to 31.00 Store Wilton - - Maine Cunipliments uf HARRIS SPORTING GOODS STORE MRS. HARRY BROWN Millinery Broadway Stearns Furniture Co. CO M PLE'I'I'I HOME FURNISHINGS Inlaid Linoleums Installation Service Upholstering and Refinishing Our man will gladly cull and vslinialc l'I2l.I'Illll'lglUl'l - Maine Frank W. 8: Benjamin Butler ATTORNEY AT LAW Farmington, Maine FRANK XY. llL"ri,izR IIIEN-IAMIN Ihf'ri.l5R 1888-1934 Wright Lumber Co. N. Chesterville LONG LUMBER and BOXES l " The riglll llllllbfl' at flu' right f?l'1't't7 " N. li. 24-IH lfarmers' 1132-351 I:Zl.I'lIlIl1g'llJll 51 ir LAUREL 'A' Gerard A. Gordon XVINIJOXVS, DOORS, and FRAMES I-IARDVVOOD FLOORING CICIJAR and FIBRE SHINGLES VVALI.BOARD House Finish of All Kinds Tel. N. E. 14-3 Farmers' 603-Z Mill-N. E. 14-12 l",xRMnNm'oN l"AL1,s, MAINEI SPORTING GOODS PHOTOGRAPH SUPPLIES DAKIN SPORTING GOODS CO. Bangor - - Waterville Croswell Brothers General Store FARMINGTON FALLS Farmers' Phone 3-5 Compliments of .l. .l. NEWBERRY " WHERE VALUES OUTWEIGH DOLLARS " Compliments of Cyrus N. Blanchard XVIIIIUN, MAINE For the Student Complete Lines of CLOTHING - SPORTSWEAR You Can See These At THE RED STORE, Inc. ir LAUREL 'A' MG1ill1"S Leading Sjmriing Goods Store Complete Lines of QUALITY SPORTS APPAREL and ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT The James Bailey Co. R il 264-266 NIIDDLE STREET, PORTLAND, MAINE Always Ready to Serve You Tarbox Xl Whittier PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS A' S' 1 A Compliments of GRAIN Power Company West Farmington Q FARMINGTON : MAINE Far. 211-5 N. lL. 148-2 Compliments of A' G' SERVICE Sinskie's Motor Mart ON ALL MAKES OF RADIO 'k LAUREL 'A' i Co l' 1 ' f mplmeltb 0 E. W. Marble and CO. Br0wn's Jewelry Store i Packers of and OPTICAL DEPARTMENT F A N C Y M A I N E On Broadway P R O D U C T S FARMlNG'l'c3N , MAINE VVEST FARM1Nc'roN - - IWAINE Compliments of THEATER SPA For , SCHOOL SUPPLIES Compliments of Of All Kinds Go to W. M. Pierce, D. D. S. WHlTE'S 011 Broadway 54 'A' LAUREL 'A' fOIIllJIIIlICIltS of Currier C. Holman LAWYER F 21l'lIlIllgt0ll - Maine STATE THEATRE Compliments of ALMA'S DRESS SHOP FARMINGTON, MAINE McGARY'S GARAGE HUDSON SALES and SERVICE GENERAL REPAIRING and ACCESSORIES Dr. Frederick G. Lovejoy D E N 'r 1 s T U4 Main Street Ifarmiu t 1 Maine Compliments of LINDSAY TRASK JEWELER " Gifts for All Occasions 'A' LAUREL i WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE F. L. Butler Company STORE BUILDING MATERIALS Harry E. Newman FERTILIZER OWNER COAL Farmington - Maine Compliments of Compliments of FARMINGTON DYE HOUSE Hidden Acres Dairy and STEAM LAUNDRY FARMINGTON, MAINE RICHARD H. BELL CURRIER Insurance Agency Established 1884 FARMINGTON : : MAINE All Kinds of Insurance and Surety Bonds Compliments of Riverside Greenhouses 153 Main Street FARMINGTON - MAINE 'A' LAUREL 'A' A , Compliments of W . M . P R A T T CHOICE GROCERIES S' J' Luce C031 Co' and FARMINGTON F L O U R MAINE 11 Broadway Both Phones N. E. 159-3 -4?-A --v- - -- WALGREEN SYSTEM HarIiy's Pharmacy The Prescription Store 28 Broadway Farmington - Maine , Compliments of Fred A. Blanchard Compliments of Foster-Whipple CO. FARM I NGTUN. MAINE DRESS and WORK SHOES MEN'S and BOYS' CLOTHING Compliments of EXCHANGE HOTEL FARMINGTON 1 MAINE 57 LAUREL Compliments of THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK FARMINGTON, MAIN li Peoples National Bank FARMINGTON MAINE Member of Federal D p I ura C p Compliments of Q . TRIANGLE5 BUS LINE 5 . FARMINGTON MAINE 58 ik LAUREL 'A' LIUIIIPIIIIICIII. I CENTRAL GARAGE WILTON, MAINE DR. C. A. MITCHELL OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN FIIFIIIIIIQIOII - - - Maine Compliments of MILLS AND MILLS LAW OFFICE Farmington Maine HOWARII E. KYES INSURANCE and SURETY BONDS W ILTON - - MAINE N. li. 1424-2 Ifzirniers' 17-11 L'u111pli111e11ts uf FRANK F. CRAVES OPTOMETRIST F ZIITIIIIIQIOII Maine BONNEY'S LUNCH Noonday Specials HOME-MADE PIES AND DOUGHNUTS LAUREL Permanent Memories of Happy School Days are made possible by the exchange of PORTRAITS with your Classmates. They Increase in Value with the Changing Years. BE PHOTOGRAPHED at LUCE'S STUDIO FARMINGTON :: :: :: MAINE GROCERIES AND FANCY MEATS THE QUALITY sToRE C. S. CROSBY Lower High Street Both Phones Compliments of the WEBER INSURANCE AGENCY FARMINGTON - - - MAINE INSURE AND BE SURE Compliments of E. E. FLOOD COMPANY THE FAMILY SHOE STORE Everything in FOOTWEAR 60 LAUREL Holder of the ARMY-NAVY ME" FLAG With TWO STARS WILTON WOOLEN COMPANY Wilton, Maine ENGAGED IN MANUFACTURING MATERIAL ESSENTIAL TO THE WAR EFFORT QUALITY and SERVICE by L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY Attleboro, Mass. CLASS RINGS AND PINS COMMENCEMENT INVITATIONS DIPLOMAS - PERSONAL CARDS Reprcsentatirfe Donald B. Tapper ll WESTVIEW ROAD - CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE 61 LAUREL CONGRATULATIONS Faculty and Students of FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL For Your Great School Record in 1943-44 The Whole Connnunily is Proud of You WE IN MORTON MOTOR ARE STILL TRYING TO SAVE THE WHEELS THAT SERVE FRANKLIN COUNTY Your Patronage ls Appreciated MORTON MOTOR CO., Farmington, Maine PLEASE BUY Mona WAR Bonus COMMERCIAL PRINTING BOSTON, NEW YORK AND MAINE LEADING PAPERS- DAILY SL SUNDAY Open Sunday 8 A. M. Till 6 P. M. MAGAZINES GREETING CARDS POPULAR SHEET MUSIC SCHOOL PRINTING A SPECIALTY Confectionery, Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobacco THE BARTON PRESS 35 Broadway - - Farmington, Maine 62 'A' LAUREL 'k NEW ENGLAND FURNITURE CO. 29 Broadway - Farmington, Maine Complete Home Furnishers FAMOUS KROEHLER PARLOR SUITES ATLANTIC RANGES Sc RED CROSS MATTRESSES Better Quality for Less WE AIM TO SATISFY WILTON LUMBER CO. BUDGET TERMS IPI ESTA DISHES DIAMC JNDS - JEWELRY STEMWARE ISREETING CARDS - GIFTS CRAIWS Jewelry Store Willem - Maine N. E. Tel. 189-2 fumplimems of LUIIIIJIIIIICIIIS of FARMINGTON OIL COMPANY HOWATT'S Mayfair Beauty Salon Next to the 'IIIICEIICI' LAUREL Compliments of Franklin County Savings Bank Farmington, - Maine LAUREL BUSINESS TRAINING SKOWHEGAN C0lVlll'lERClAL scuoot Leads to positions in Business Offices - Civil Service Write, Call or Telephone for Addilional information Strand Theatre Building - - Telephone 2251 SKOWHEGAN, MAINE Drink COCA - COLA in Bottles COCA-COLA BOTTLINC COMPANY FARMINGTON, MAINE T H E B L U E L I N E Farmington - Lewiston Rumford Compliments of the Tague Real Estate Specializing in FARM and SUMMER PRoPER'r1Es and Tague Mercantile Agency Notes, Mortgages Bought and Sold Accounts Collected First National Bank Building, Farmington, Maine Service Guaranteed 65 LAUREL Compliments of FORSTER MFG. CO., Inc. Strong, Maine LIVERMORE FALLS TRUST COMPANY Livermore Falls, Maine -MOST UP-TO-DATE EQUIPMENT - SAVINGS DEPOSITS UP TO 85,000 nsured by I Federal Depofit Insurance Corporation A Simple Guide to OUTDOOR FOOTWEAR B U Y B A S S G. H. BASQ C0. WILTON - - - MAINE Compliments of FRARY WOOD TURNING CO., Inc. wIL'1'oN, MAINE 66 'k LAUREL 'A' J 0 E v S I Christopher L COIlfOCliOIlOl'y CO., IHC. WHOLESALE WILTON MAINE I CONFECTIONERS Taxi Service 1- 34 N. 119.21 FARMINGTON FARMERS' UNION Dealers in GRAIN - GROCERIES GRASS SEED FERTILIZER and GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES ROY C. STINCHFIELD, Mgr. Fountain Supplies .Iobbers of Tobacco PHIL - RITA'S Coffee Shop WILTON - - MAINI' Meals, Lunches Sandwiches 67 i' L A U R E L 'k Umlplinlents of This Book Printed by X DIL L 9 S 12 liroadway THE KNOWLTON 81 I . I Men7s Furnlshlngs MeLEARY CO. -Luggage- Farmington Sportsweal' Maine H You win mmm It ,xr D1LL'S- zuui Fully Guaranteed " M A G 0 N I ' S FOR YOUR FRUIT CANDY TOBACCO I I . . FOUNTAIN SERVICE Plumbing and Heating and LIGHT LUNCHES COME TO 18 Broadway C B M 0 0 D Y IQXIQXIINI I N - MAINE C8 'A' LAUREL 'k " DVM Times Are Not Vacation Times " Gates Business College Compliments is operating on a year-round schedule. Get ready now to take your place by en- f rolling for a course in this modern school. 0 I V rite for information THE AUGUSTA SCHOOL QF PHILLIPS HARDWARE BUSINESS 263 Water Street, Augusta CGMPANY Tel, 1342 Compliments J. W. RUSSELL Dealer in of DRY GOODS JACOBS' MARKET BOOTS - and WILTON MAINE CLOTHING Phillips - - Maine Compliments of L. R. LEWIS DRUGGIST Strong - - Maine Compliments of FRANKLIN FARMS PRODUCTS CO. Farmington, Maine 69 'A' LAUREL 'A' LQKIIIIPIIIIICIHS of M. E. KNAPP McCormick Deering FARM MACHINES WELDING Farmers' Phone 98 Compliments of MAINE SKEWER 81 DOWEL CORP. FARMINGTON - MAINE I METCALF WOOD PRODUCTS CO. LONG LUMBER and BUILDING MATERIALS I 5 Flat and Shaped Woodwork for K TOYS and NOVELTIES , Ruth I'l1uncs I VVIQST F:xR1x11Nc:'mN - AIAINE Complimenls of STRONG Woon I TURNING Conv. STRONG : MAINE 70 If you need Insurance or Security Bonds of any kind CONSULT ME 1 MAY BE ABLE TO SAVE You MONEY PROPER INSURANCE IS A SAFEGUARD AGAINST FINANCIAL LOSS JoHN D. JONES, Agent NOTARY PUBLIC 15 Broadway - Phone 320 - Farmington, Maine Compumems if cours BEAUTY sHoP ' 9 CAMPBELL S 64 Main street Department Store Over Marr's Drug Store N. li. Tel. 7238 Farmers' Q Farmington Maine Compliments of Compliments of BYRON SMALL EMILEVS LAWYER Beauty Salon Farmington Maine FARMINGTON - MAINE

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