Farmington High School - Laurel Yearbook (Farmington, ME)
- Class of 1944
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VOLUME XLV NUMBER I
FARMINGTON, MAINE, JUNE, 1944
LAUREL BOARD ......
SENIOR SECTION .......
UNDER CLASSMEN .......
STUDENT WRITING .......
Basketball Q Illustrationj
Football ........................... .......
Winter Sports ........
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
Senior Class , .
Iunior Class ..,.
Sophomore Class . , 4 . ,
Freshman Class . . , , . ,
Alumni . . . ,
School Year ..
Typists . . .
. . Carlton McGary
. . , Frank Dingley
. , , . Iean Carter
. . . . Ioline Wilson
, . 4 lean Robinson
. , . . Doris Stanley
. , . , Caroline Dingley
...,, Morna Huff
A . . . , lane Austin
. Frederick Rollins
. fl . Donald Wells
Faculty Adviser Mrs. Marion Bryant
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.
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-
JOSEPHINE P. MCALARY. A. B., Colby College. Appointed 1943.
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.
EDITH ANDREWVS NUNAN. A. B., University of Maine. Appointed
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
DINGLEY, CAROLINE WILCOX College
" NVILLIE "
Comment: " I nm always ul zz los: fo know how muff! lo lveliwz' of my
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.
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.
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.
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
Signed ...., .
HILL, REINO IOHN General
Comment: " If not rmmoued, yet urm'i,rmnyed."
Senior Play Cast 4g Phys. Ed. Exhibition 3.
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.
3 ,. 'G' '
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
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 . .. ,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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TOZI ER, ELEANOR GRAYCE Commercial
Commvnl: I do desire we may lvcmme lvrtlrr .r1rangrr.f.
Ollice Practice 4.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
CLASS OF 1945
In the path where you have begun well, may
you always continue to tread.
An open-hearted maiden, frank and true.
Time elaborately thrown away.
All musical people seem happy.
" Fine as a Hvepence, neat as a ninepencef'
He has an infinite deal of wit.
Small, quick, mischievous, and inquisitive.
Always merry, always bright.
She's quiet until you know her, but then-a
bundle of mirth.
" Her voice was ever soft and gentle."
"Chl shy and honest maiden."
" Devoted, anxious, generous, void of guile -
And with her whole heart's welcome in her
Phil sets the styles for the Iuniors. Pink
sweaters and Napoleon hatsl
" Speech! A waste of time."
" The world knows nothing of its greatest
Her ways are ways of pleasantness.
Miltie is our angel!
Ah, me! What stuff are dreams made of!
The bold, bad man.
That Western brogue, David, is most fasci-
I hasten to laugh at everything.
" Maiden with the meek brown eyes."
" His limbs were cast in manly mould,
For hardy sports or contest bold."
Is that you, Barbie, that just struck a sour
" Talking, she knew not why, and cares not
" Give the world the best you have, and the
best will come back to you."
Why so serious? Why so sad?
" Why hurry? Tomorrow cometh anon."
Dewey will take the last penny you have ev-
ery Tuesday morning.
Do you not know I am a woman? What I
think I must speak.
That infectious giggle is none other than Nat.
She asks no favours, shirks no responsibility.
" Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person
" Few words are best."
Ieanette ever hath the proper excuse at the
" A smile in her eye."
"I often speak to myself because I prefer to
speak to a great man and to hear a great man
" More thoughts than words."
"A noble woman filled with inborn worth."
speak." Burton Weymouth
" Beautiful flowers are soon picked."
" To have a thing done well, I do it myself."
A friendly spirit come among us.
" A sportsman complete."
You just made it, Iimmy. There goes the bell.
We have not known her, alas!
CLASS OF 1946
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
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
Emerson lepson - " Scatterbrain "
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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
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
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
Golda Williams - " I'm in Love "
Herbert Wing- " Down Wilton Way "
Mrs. L. Iohnson-" Our Ideal"
All the Freshmen-" When I Am Sweet Six-
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
Memories, like sand, sift through the dust
of the past.-G. York '46.
The music sobbed into the room.-P. Frary
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-
My shadow was walking beside me.-E.
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-
Elsie Currier '45
what Jimuuha. meano
-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 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
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-
" 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
My map also would show snowdrifts
With car rooftops rising white like a frozen botde of
There are cities on my map, but not as my father names
Auburn. Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Biddeford, Brewer,
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
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
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
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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.
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
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
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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
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
Rachel Luce '46
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
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-
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
U. S. FOREIGN POLICY
ANY critics are of the opinion that Wal-
ter Lippmann's outstanding brilliancy
is exemplified by his awakening book, " U. S.
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
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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
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
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
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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
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
"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.
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
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. It.is a sad,
pathetic story of a boy's courage and faith and
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,
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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
profit was eaten up by Iosie and Mattie, his two
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
" 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
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
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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
" 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
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.
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
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
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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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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-
Mahlon Moore '44
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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-
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
.764 .9 ' ' and
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
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
The natives were silent for a minute and then
they started whispering to their black-skinned
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
Pauline Phillips '45
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
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
December 13, 1943
How's the old trapper? I hope you haven't
a sore throat the same as Alabama greeted me
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
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
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
fThe skunk private,
Contributed by Mabelle Comstock '44
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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
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,
Contributed by lean Linscott '44
Lt. Iohn S. Linscott Ir.
Past, Present, and Future
Mark time in place.
Hides its ugly face.
Organ with organist
Perfect harmony keepsg
Awareness of His presence
Over bowed head creeps.
The comfort of
His awful hand
Assurance to war-torn
That brotherly love
When men to God turn
Mary Pinkham '44
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 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
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
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
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-
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
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
Pauline Berry '45
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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,
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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.
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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-
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.
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.
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.
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
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" 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
played as usual on February 25 and 26.
Plans are also being made for an active
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
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
58130.00 to the annual Red Cross Driveg
this was raised by personal
contributions of 375.00 and a series of
Scotch Auctions netting S55.00. 39.45
was donated to the Salvation Army in
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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
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
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-
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
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
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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
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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
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
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
Alice Skwara '45
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1943 - 1941
Class of 1943 '
Alice Adams- Maine Gen. Hospital,
Thomas Adams - Maritime Academy,
Carlene Ames - Forster Mfg. Co.,
Betty Alexander- Employed in Liver-
Richard Austin - Navy.
Roberta Barker - Attending school in
Albert Bergeron - Army.
Charles Besson -At home.
Earl Bosworth - Colby College.
Lawrence Comstock - Army.
Gordon Collins - Army.
Verne Craig-Burdett College, Boston,
Glendon C roswell - Army.
Glenn Cutler 4- Franklin Journal office,
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,
Gordon Hunt- At home.
Euleta Kennedy- Forster Mfg. Co.,
Everett Kennison - Army.
Dorothy Locklin - Forster Mfg. Co.,
Carroll McGary - Navy.
Ruth Metcalf -- Morton Motor Co.,
Patricia Mosley - Married, living at
Joseph Edgar Paradis - Army.
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.,
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-
Neal Tardy - Navy.
Ronald VVade - Navy.
James VVaugl1 - Coca-Cola Bottling
Laila XV ave -Working in Springfield,
Virginia Wells - At home.
Earl Wilbur - Coca-Cola Bottling Plant,
Louis Wright- Army.
Class of 1942
Shirley Atwood - New England Tel.
Elaine Barton - Maine Gen. Hospital,
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.,
Renaud C yr - At home.
Edith Edwards - Married.
June Estes - NVorking in Bath, Maine.
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Harold Farmer - Navy.
Naomi Farmer - Farm Bureau Office
Norman Foss - Navy.
Inez Goings - At home.
Irene Goodspeed- Maine Gen. Hospital
Jeanette Gould - Cumberland Univer-
Joan Greenwood -University of Maine.
john Hagerstrom - Navy.
Mary Hoyt - Bates College.
Philip Hoyt - Marines.
Iris Huff - J. J. Newberry Company
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
Betty McCoy-WVilfred Beauty School
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-
Winona Ramsdell - Working in Water-
Maynard Phillips - Army.
Robert Richards - Army.
Russell Robbins - Army.
Edward Robinson - Army.
Cecil Sawtelle - Employed at Wells',
Fred Simpson - Army.
Mary Thea Sinskie- Married, employed
at ottice of Clerk of Courts, Farming-
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-
Carroll Vining - Army.
Annette Vose-Employed at First Na-
Celia Vose-F. S. N. S.
Carlton Walker - Army.
Herbert VVave - Navy.
Robert Wells - Army.
Lillian Weymouth - Married.
Mabel Weymouth - Cen. Maine Gen.
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
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.
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Eleanor Herman - Office of Forster
Mfg. Co., Strong.
Paul Hodgkins - Army.
Ruth Hoyt - VVorking in
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'
Marguerite Robbins-Dental assistant,
Edward Simpson - Navy.
Charles Sinskie, jr. - Employed, New
Eng. Tel. 81 Tel. Co.
Elaine Smith - Working in Augusta.
Dorothy Sommers - Luce's Studio,
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.
1944 - 1940
'President ..........,,...... Carlton McGary
. . . . Donald Wells
. . . Claire Hiscock
. , , . Edith Whittier
Vice President .... '
Treasurer .,... ......
President ,..............., .,.. V erne Craig
Vice President ..., .....,. M ary Russell
Secretary .....,, ..... E verett Kennison
Treasurer . .. ..,.... Eunice Hammond
President .............,......... Earl Knapp
Vice President ..,.,...,.. Mary Thea Sinskie
. . . Irene Goodspeed
Treasurer . .,........ Robert Starbird
1 94 1
President ..... ' ,... ,
V ice President
. . . . . Earl Ellsworth
. . . . Richard Pinkham
Treasurer ..... ....,.... M argaret Knapp
President .......,.....,,.,,.. Arthur Russell
. . . Gordon Gould
. . , . . . Elaine Dill
. . . . Carolinn Adams
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
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
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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. ...... ........ .
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. ......... .
Luce s Studio ......................,........
Magoni's ...,.....,.......... ,...................... ..... ......
Lowell, A. S. ....................... 53
Maine Consolidated Power Co. ........ ..... .
Maine Skewer St Dowel Corp. 70
Marble Sc co., E. W. ......,....... ffm fff 54
Marr's Drug Store ................... ......
Mayfair Beauty Salon .,....... 63
McLeary Co., Wilfred .........
McGary's Garage .....................
Metcalf Wood Products Co.
Mills tk Mills .....................
Mitchell, Dr. C. A. ........ 59
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 .....
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
Pierce, Dr. W. M. ..........., 54
Russell, I. W. .....,...... ..... .
Sinskie's Motor Mart .........
Skowhegrm Commercial School ...................... 65
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
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
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DR. E. E. RUSSELL
J. W. 81 W. D. BARKER
DODGE and PLYMOUTH
MOTOR CARS and TRUCKS
ST ODDARD HOUSE
George McL. Presson
Farmington - - Maine
DR. F. HARRIS
0. P. STEWART
CARPENTER and BUILDER
Farmers' 38-13 N, li, 1453-11
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THE BEST BUY
U. S. War Bonds and Stamps
Buy Ifilms Made in America
llave Them Developed llere E
lVlARR'S DRUG STORE
The Prescription Store
Developing Printing Enlarging
Wilfred lVIcLeary Co.
ll.XlQlJXX'.XRlC - l'.XlN'l'S
STUYIQS - L'U'l'LliRY
l'YRi IIRXX CLXS SICRYICIC
Farmington - - Maine I
C. W. Steele Company
RANGE AND FUEL OILS
NEW ENGLAND COKE
Home Gas Service
" Your Old 4'.v I F zzr' I llvalvrn
lsilfllllllgillil - - mine
SAY l'l' lYlrl'll l"LOlYlQRS
l.et Us lfurnisli Them For You
lwr .Xll Occasions
Ill' 'lrlvgrlzfvll lflnruvrs
RIPLEY 81 COMPANY
Farmington - Maine
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SHUI' XYl'l'll YOUR
5c to 31.00 Store
Wilton - - Maine
MRS. HARRY BROWN
Stearns Furniture Co.
CO M PLE'I'I'I
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
FRANK XY. llL"ri,izR IIIEN-IAMIN Ihf'ri.l5R
Wright Lumber Co.
l " The riglll llllllbfl' at flu' right f?l'1't't7 "
N. li. 24-IH lfarmers' 1132-351
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Gerard A. Gordon
XVINIJOXVS, DOORS, and FRAMES
CICIJAR and FIBRE SHINGLES
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
Bangor - - Waterville
Farmers' Phone 3-5
.l. .l. NEWBERRY
" WHERE VALUES OUTWEIGH
Cyrus N. Blanchard
For the Student
Complete Lines of
CLOTHING - SPORTSWEAR
You Can See These At
THE RED STORE, Inc.
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MG1ill1"S Leading Sjmriing Goods Store
Complete Lines of
QUALITY SPORTS APPAREL
The James Bailey Co.
264-266 NIIDDLE STREET, PORTLAND, MAINE
Always Ready to Serve You
Tarbox Xl Whittier
A' S' 1 A Compliments of
GRAIN Power Company
Q FARMINGTON : MAINE
Far. 211-5 N. lL. 148-2
Compliments of A' G'
Sinskie's Motor Mart
ON ALL MAKES
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mplmeltb 0 E. W. Marble and CO.
Br0wn's Jewelry Store i
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
, SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Of All Kinds
W. M. Pierce, D. D. S. WHlTE'S
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Currier C. Holman
F 21l'lIlIllgt0ll - Maine
ALMA'S DRESS SHOP
HUDSON SALES and SERVICE
Dr. Frederick G. Lovejoy
D E N 'r 1 s T
U4 Main Street
Ifarmiu t 1 Maine
" Gifts for All Occasions
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WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE
F. L. Butler Company STORE
Harry E. Newman
Farmington - Maine
of Compliments of
DYE HOUSE Hidden Acres Dairy
RICHARD H. BELL
FARMINGTON : : MAINE
All Kinds of
Insurance and Surety Bonds
153 Main Street
FARMINGTON - MAINE
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A , Compliments of
W . M . P R A T T
CHOICE GROCERIES S' J' Luce C031 Co'
F L O U R
11 Broadway Both Phones N. E. 159-3
-4?-A --v- - --
The Prescription Store
Farmington - Maine ,
Fred A. Blanchard
FARM I NGTUN. MAINE
DRESS and WORK SHOES
MEN'S and BOYS' CLOTHING
FARMINGTON 1 MAINE
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
FARMINGTON, MAIN li
Peoples National Bank
Member of Federal D p
I ura C p
TRIANGLE5 BUS LINE
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DR. C. A. MITCHELL
FIIFIIIIIIQIOII - - - Maine
MILLS AND MILLS
HOWARII E. KYES
W ILTON - - MAINE
N. li. 1424-2 Ifzirniers' 17-11
FRANK F. CRAVES
F ZIITIIIIIQIOII Maine
HOME-MADE PIES AND
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
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
E. E. FLOOD COMPANY
THE FAMILY SHOE STORE
Holder of the ARMY-NAVY ME"
FLAG With TWO STARS
WILTON WOOLEN COMPANY
ENGAGED IN MANUFACTURING MATERIAL
ESSENTIAL TO THE WAR EFFORT
QUALITY and SERVICE
L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY
CLASS RINGS AND PINS
DIPLOMAS - PERSONAL CARDS
Donald B. Tapper
ll WESTVIEW ROAD - CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE
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
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
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NEW ENGLAND FURNITURE CO.
29 Broadway -
Complete Home Furnishers
KROEHLER PARLOR SUITES
ATLANTIC RANGES Sc RED CROSS MATTRESSES
Better Quality for Less
WE AIM TO SATISFY
WILTON LUMBER CO.
IPI ESTA DISHES
DIAMC JNDS - JEWELRY
ISREETING CARDS - GIFTS
CRAIWS Jewelry Store
Willem - Maine
N. E. Tel. 189-2
fumplimems of LUIIIIJIIIIICIIIS of
Mayfair Beauty Salon
Next to the 'IIIICEIICI'
Farmington, - Maine
SKOWHEGAN C0lVlll'lERClAL scuoot
Leads to positions in
Business Offices - Civil Service
Write, Call or Telephone for Addilional information
Strand Theatre Building - - Telephone 2251
Drink COCA - COLA
COCA-COLA BOTTLINC COMPANY
T H E B L U E L I N E
Farmington - Lewiston
Compliments of the Tague Real Estate
Specializing in FARM and SUMMER PRoPER'r1Es
Tague Mercantile Agency
Notes, Mortgages Bought and Sold Accounts Collected
First National Bank Building, Farmington, Maine
FORSTER MFG. CO., Inc.
LIVERMORE FALLS TRUST COMPANY
Livermore Falls, Maine
-MOST UP-TO-DATE EQUIPMENT -
SAVINGS DEPOSITS UP TO 85,000
Federal Depofit Insurance Corporation
A Simple Guide to
B U Y B A S S
G. H. BASQ C0.
WILTON - - - MAINE
FRARY WOOD TURNING CO., Inc.
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J 0 E v S I Christopher
L COIlfOCliOIlOl'y CO., IHC.
WILTON MAINE I CONFECTIONERS
1- 34 N. 119.21
GRAIN - GROCERIES
GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES
ROY C. STINCHFIELD, Mgr.
.Iobbers of Tobacco
PHIL - RITA'S
WILTON - - MAINI'
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263 Water Street, Augusta CGMPANY
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Phillips - - Maine
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Strong - - Maine
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Farmers' Phone 98
MAINE SKEWER 81
FARMINGTON - MAINE
WOOD PRODUCTS CO.
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15 Broadway - Phone 320 - Farmington, Maine
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