Farmington High School - Laurel Yearbook (Farmington, ME)

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PAGE LAUREL BOARD ..... ....... 1 DEDICATION ...... .... 3 FACULTY .....,.... .... 4 SENIOR SECTION ..,.. .... 5 UNDERCLASSES ............... .... ....... 1 7 In H. S. NEWS FLASHES ...................... ....... 2 4 Student Council illlustrationl ...... ....... 2 5 Senior Play Cast Qlllustrationj .... ...,... 2 5 Girls' Glee Club flllustrationj ...... ....... 2 7 Boys' Glce Club fslllustrationj ...... ....... 2 7 ,Football Clllustrationj ............ ....... 2 9 Orchestra flllustrationj ................ ....... 2 9 School Activities Qlllustrationj .... ....... 3 1 SPORTS Boys' Basketball Clllustrationj .... ....... 3 4 Football ....................................... ....... 3 4 Basketball ..................................... ....... 3 4 Girls' Basketball C lllustrationj ....... ....... 3 5 VVinter Sports ............................. ....... 3 5 POETRY-by Rachel Luce ..... ....... 3 6 STUDENT VVRITING ........... ....... 3 7 ALUMNI ...................... ....... 5 1 ADVERTISEMENTS ..... ....... 5 6 i' LAUREL U I It is with particular esteem and affection that the Seniors of 1945 take this opportunity to pay tribute to MR. RICHARD B. GOULD for his guidance and understanding as a teacher, his kindly and sympathetic friendship, and for his fine example of American young manhood. Success and happiness to you wherever Duty may call. l 3 HOME Anmuzss SUBJECT HOOL Sc NAME C CI C O O O 'Sn Eb 'Sn .E .E .E E E E GS CV N rn. LL u.. E .Q u Q, '- Sei 5 033 . .-TE Us: :O 'sou '13 "'wu-9730.-5 .2P'C.::.2c::: 4:E-Ummm. 'S . CD ff Ti .rs E I 2 Q u : VJ .E . B 2 pi 5 1-4.4 U U O EP can Ps : E: .2 O 550 gg U no P VJ I-ua -2 2 Ee C 11 :urs :J an mm 'Q Q .5 S, S ll kg 'G .5 2 Q L vi fl. as E . ,g ,, S - e E' E fn -G 3 vi .2 U Q E ai -9 O za : 'E 2 3 .2 ui Ji -2 S .4 D4 A University of New Hampshire Elizabeth Caldwell Westbrook Iunior College Shorthand, Typing, Madison University of Maine, B. S. Accounting, Ofiice Practice Emily F. Candage Colby College, B. A. Latin, Civics, Bluehill General Math Franklin E. I-Iannaford Gorham State Normal School General Math, Portland General Shop In ubu es, A u C'- .2 u VJ T3 3 UI 4 cc: Bates College, ard How Erna E History Mrs. Lydia F. Iohnson Colby College, B. A. English I, II, Belgrade Dramatics Lillian Kelley Beal Business College Shorthand, Typing, Ionesport VVashington State Normal School Business Arithmetic Mrs. Emma D. McLeary Farmington State Normal School French, Spanish Farmington University of Gen va, Switzerland Warren Pearl Georgetown University Physical Education, Waldoboro Colby College, A. B. Coach of Athletics Iola H. Perkins Farmington State Normal School Supervisor of Music Gardiner American Institute of Normal Methods Freda Skillin F. S. N. S. College of Home Economics Home Economics Farmington Cornell University University of Maine Mrs. Marah S. Webster Kents Hill Supervisor of Art Farmington Pratt Institute C ON I EDUCAT OF ARD BO E 5 Leon H71 C hazrm B. Morton, 'U 9. .2 r-I ti' 2 ... eu 2 ...i E UCS! Ambrose G P- L- U E rthur Green, Supl. 'II A Fw U -4 .-n M Q I vi 5s 'U .2 U af 2 LAUREL -5 Climb high, Climb far - Your goal the sky, Your aim the star. -Author unknown LAUREL 'A' BARKER, EDWARD ELMORE College Preparatory U EDDIE " Motto: How will today's work appear tomorrow? Usher at Iunior Prom 13 Basketball l, 2g Baseball Manager 25 Phys Ed. Exhibition 25 English Assembly 25 French Assembly 35 Senior Play Com- mittee 45 Tournament Booth 4. " What sweet delight a quiet life affords." BERRY, PAULINE STELLA Industrial " RARRIE " STELLA" Motto: Wealih I ask not, hope nor love, nor a friend to know me,' all I ask, lhe heaven: ahozfe, and the road below me. Magazine Contest lg Refreshment Committee, Senior Ball 3g Usher at Grad- uation 3g Student Librarian 4. " Command large fields, but cultivate small ones." BESSON, GEORGE Industrial "GEORGIE" Mono: In life ax in football'-the game is WON up front. Football 1, 2, 4g Track 3, 4g Baseball 4g Clean-up Committee, Iunior Prom 3g Phys. Ed. Exhibition lg Adv. Committee, Senior Play 45 I. V. Basket- ball 4. " Let the farmer forevermore be honored in his calling, for they who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God." BRACKLEY, LAWRENCE CLYDE General-Commercial " LARRY " Motto: All thing: are difficult before they are easy. Band Pencils lg Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4: Fall and Spring Concerts 1, 2, 3, 45 Chairman of the "Schools-at-War" Program 3, 43 Usher, Iunior Prom lg Usher, Sophomore Hop 25 Phys Ed. Exhibition 2g Victory Concert, " Any Bonds Today" 33 Iunior Prom Committee 35 Nomination Committee 45 Dance Orchestra, Freshman Reception 45 BARKER Staff, Typist and mimco- graphing 4: Clarinet Trio, Senior Play 49 Parents Night 45 Senior Play, " Old Doc," Sound and Properties 4. " Men of talent are men of occasions." it LAUREL CARTER, IEAN ELIZABETH . Commercial " IEANNIE " Motto: Destiny leads the willing lm! drags Ihe unwilling. LAUREL Board Z, 3, 45 Iunior Prom Refreshment Committee 35 Senior Play Business Committee 45 Chorus 1, 25 Sophomore Hop Decoration Commit- tee 2: Art 1, 25 Franklin Iournal Editor 3, 45 Magazine Contest 15 Girls' Athletic Assn. 1, 25 Phys. Ed. Exhibition 1, 25 Assemblies 35 Franklin County Fair Booth 25 Volley Ball 15 Quoitennis 1, 2, Field Hockey 1. "Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds." x CHITTICK, RUTH ALIDA Commercial " RUTHIE " Mono: I am not one of those who zlo not heliezff IYIIQIOU6' at frst right, hu! I lselieife in faking 11 second look. Usher at Iunior Prom 1: Glee Club 1, Z, 3, 45 Chorus 1, 25 Spring Con- cert l, 2, 3: Fall Concert 1, 2, 35 County Fair Booth 25 Iunior Prom Com- mittee 3: Qui Vive Club 1: Senior Play Cast 45 Sophomore Hop Commit- tee 2: Phys. Ed. Exhibition 1, 25 Formal Concerts 1, Z, 35 Assemblies 2, 3, 45 Flower Committee, Graduation 35 Band 1. " Your face is a book, where men may read strange matters." COHOON, HERBERT CROWELL Industrial " HERBIE ", " HERB " Mono: Learning make: a man fl company for himself. " Men are taught virtue and a love of independence by living in the country." DAVIS, DOROTHY EDNA Commercial " DOTTIE ", " DOT " Morto: A kind heart if iz fountain of gladness, making everything in it: vinnily freshen info rmiler. Usher, Class Day 35 Usher, Graduation 35 Assembly 35 Decorating Com- mittee, junior Prom 35 Usher, Senior Play 45 IaAUREL Board 45 Typist for Buuuzn 4. "1 rind that nonsense, at times, is singularly refreshing." 7 LAUREL 'k DOYEN, AVIS ELAINE Industrial Motto: Come when yorfre called, And do as you're bid: Shut the door after you, And you'll never be chid. Public Speaking 1, 25 Art 15 Bzuucea 15 Program Committee, Sophomore Hop 25 Usher for Iunior Prom 35 Decorating Committee, Iunior Prom 35 Senior Play Cast 4. "Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech." DULEY, NELLIE MARION General Motto: Patience it bitter but the fruit if tweet. Phys. Ed. Exhibition 15 Refreshment Committee, Iunior Prom 35 Librarian 35 Usher, Last Chapel 35 Advertising Committee, Sophomore Hop 2. "A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." ENMAN, BEATRICE PHELMA Commercial " BEA " Morto: He always merry at ever you can, For none delight: in a sorrowful man. Chorus 1: Senior Play Cast 45 Iunior Prom 35 Sophomore Hop Chairman 2: Qui Vive Club 1, 25 Minstrel Show 33 Basketball 15 Dramatics 45 Phys. Ed. Exhibitions 2, 35 Cheerleader I: Softball 25 One-Act Play Ig Usher at Class Day 3g Usher, Graduation 3. " His name in my ear was ever ringing, His form to my brain was ever clinging." FOSTER, PHILIP L. Industrial " PI-llL " Molto: Like :hips that .miled for sunny isle: But never mme zo shore! Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Basketball I, 2, 35 Winter Sports 1, 2, 35 Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 Senior Play Cast 45 Sophomore Hop Dance Committee 25 Iunior Prom Committee 35 New England Music Festival 15 Victory Concert 2, 35 Class Basketball Games 1, 2, 35 Student Librarian 45 Band l, 2. " The fearless man is his own salvation." 'A' LAUREL GAGNE, IOHN THOMAS College Preparatory " IOHNNY " Motto: La honne fortune et Ia mafwaise sont necessaires a l'homme pour le rendre hnhile. Good fortune and had are necessary to man to make him capable. Baseball I, 2, 3, 45 Hockey 1, 25 Vice President lg Student Council 2, 4g Class President 3g Class Basketball 2, 3, 45 Iunior Prom Committee 35 Air Raid Warden I, 25 Phys. Ed. Exhibition 25 Class Ring Committee 35 French Assembly 35 Intramural Basketball 1, 25 Receiving Line at Iunior Prom 35 Last Chapel Chairman 35 Minstrel Endman 25 Sophomore Hop Committee 25 Senior Play Cast 45 Dramatics Club 45 Tumbling 25 Freshman Recep- tion Committee 2, 45 Booth at County Fair 25 Editor-in-Chief of LAUREL Board 4. "I am a man, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me." GREEN, DON Industrial Molto: In life, as in sports, il's the teamwork that makes it zz sz1cce.s.r. Madison High: Football l, 2, 35 Band l, 25 Orchestra l, 25 I V Basket- ball I, 2. Farmington High: Basketball 3, 45 Football 4: Basketball 3, 45 Track 3, 45 Winter Sports 3, 4: Music Committee, junior Prom 35 Senior Play Stage Hand 45 I.At'Rvr. Board, Athletics Editor 4. " Push on - keep moving! " HAGERSTROM, ALICE ELIZABETH Commercial " ALI " Motto: A sorrow shured is hut half zz Zronhle, But joy thafs shared is zz jov made double. Secretary l: One-Act Play Usher I5 Minstrel 25 Student Council 35 Office 35 Student Librarian 35 Iunior Prom 35 Sophomore Hop 25 Senior Play Cast 45 French Assembly 2: English Assembly 3. "VVhatever is popular deserves attention." HENDERSON. MILTON EUGENE College Preparatory " MILT " Molto: The heanty about u thirst for knowledge is that there is no morning after. Orchestra I, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club I, 2, 3, -1: Chorus I, 23 Basketball I, 2, 35 Band l, 2: Class President 2, 4: Magazine Contest 2, 45 LAUREL Board 3, 45 Iunior Prom 3: Football lg Sohomore Hop 25 Nominating Committee I, 45 Phys. Ed. Exhibition 35 Victory Concert 2, 35 Minstrel Endman 25 Senior Play Cast 45 Dramatics Club 45 Tumbling 25 Fair Booth 45 Class Marshal 2, 3, 45 Freshman Reception Committee 45 Fall and Spring Con- certs I, 2, 3. - ,. " Oh, give us the man who sings at his work." 9 LAUREL 'lr HUFF, MORNA IEANNICE Commercial " HUFFY " Motto: Oh, make the most of what we yet may spend, Before we too late into the Dust descend. Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Glee Club I, 2, 3, 45 Chorus I, 25 Public Speak- ing 1, 25 Fall and Spring Concerts I, 2, 35 Assemblies 1, 2, 3, 45 Literary Editor of LAUREL 45 Phys. Ed. Exhibition 1, 25 F. H. S. and Waterville High Concert 15 Iunior Prom Committee 35 Girls' Athletic Associationg Senior Play Business Committee 4: Fair Booth I5 Parents' Night 45 Con- certs 1, 2, 3, 45 One-Act Play Prompter 15 Sophomore Hop Committee 25 Student Council I5 Class Editor for LAUREL 25 Exchange Editor for LAUREL 35 Intramural Spors Z5 Formal Victory Concerts 2, 35 Public Speaking Contest 1, 25 Second Place, Public Speaking Contest 2. " Praise the sea, but keep on the land." IALBERT, BARBARA THERESA Commercial "RARE " BARBIE " Motto: It's not how muah we have hut how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. ' Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 Glee Club I, 2, 3, 45 Chorus I5 Concerts 1, 2, 3, 45 Senior Play Cast 45 Iunior Prom 35 Sophomore Hop Chairman 25 Qui Vive Club 1, 25 Minstrel Endman 35 Fair Booth 2, 45 Treasurer 15 Band 15 Vice-President 3, 45 LAUREL Board 3, 45 Assemblies 3, 45 Art 2, 35 Bas- ketball I5 Dramatics 45 Gym Exhibitions 2, 35 Cheerleader I5 Softball 2. " There is something marvelous in music. I might almost say it is, in itself, a marvel." KELLEY, PHYLLIS MILDRED General " PHYL " Molto: I desire no future that will break the lies of the past. Phys. Ed. Exhibition I5 Refreshment Committee, Iunior Prom 35 Assembly 35 Usher, Last Chapel 35 Usher, Graduation 35 Usher, Class Day 3. " Work, as though work alone thine end could gaing But pray to God as though all work were vain." KENDALL, SCOTT LAWRENCE Industrial "SCOTTIE" ' Molto: And wit that Iozfed to play, not wound. Football 1, 2, 45 Baseball 1, 2, 35 I V Basketball 3, 45 Winter Sports 35 Hockey 15 English Assembly 35 Senior Play Committee 45 lunior Prom Committee 35 Phys. Ed. I, 2. "Dwell not too long upon sportsg for as they refresh a man that is weary, so they Weary a man that is refreshed." 10 i' LAUREL KENNEY, CHARLES FREDERICK Industrial " FRED " Morto: Sion! hearl, and open hand. Boys' Glee Club 1: Refreshment Committee, Sophomore Hop 25 Basketball 2, 35 Class Assembly 2, 45 Phys. Ed. Exhibition 35 Iunior Prom 35 Senior Play Cast 45 Senior Class Secretary 45 Nominating Committee for Class Officers 4. " If I am faithful to the duties of the present, God will provide for the future." KENNEY, FRANK LESTER College Preparatory Molto: A ehnrfzfl :mile nzrzkes a dish u feasl. Art l. 2, 3, 45 Chorus 2: Glee Club 4: Secretary 3: President of Student Council 4: Business Manager, Senior Play 45 Advertising Committte, Soph- omore Hop 25 Usher at Iunior Prom 35 Fair Booth 2, 4. "Ambition can creep as Well as soar." KOI-ITALA, MIRIAM ARLENE Commercial " MIDDIE " 110110: Laugh if yon are wire. Usher at Senior Play 45 Assemblies 2. "So many worlds, so much to do, So little done, such things to be." KYES, VVILMA ANNIE Morto: Fricfzdrbip is like lozfc ufilhoul il: wings. Qui Vive Club l: Basketball l, 25 Volley Ball l, 25 Quoitcnnis l, 2: Chorus I5 Public Speaking 2: Sophomore Hop, Decoration Committee 25 Class Secretary 25 Nomination Committee 2: Phys. Ed. Exhibition 25 Usher, Iunior Prom 2: Usher, Graduation 2: County Fair Booth 25 Iunior Prom Committee 3g Girls' Athletic .Association 35 Assemblies 35 Senior Play Cast 45 BARRIER Staff 45 Typist for Inwniat. 4: Ofhce 4. "Argument for at week, laughter for a month, and a good jest for ever." LAUREL ir MOORE, GENELLA RITA Commercial I' NEI. " Morro: Speaking without ifzinking is like shearing without aim. Art 2, 5, 4: Usher, Iunior Prom 3: Usher, Senior Play 4: Refreshment Com- mittee, lunior Prom 3: Office 4: Usher, Graduation 3: Usher, Class Day 3: Assemblies 3: Magazine Contest 1, 2: Phys. Ed. Exhibition 2. f' An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." MORLEY, LESLIE MAXINE College Preparatory Motto: The man who rays, "lf mn? be done," ir liable to be inter- rupted bv someone doing it. Glee Club 1: Chorus I, 2: Orchestra 3. "A smile is the whisper of a laugh." NEIL, ROBERT WILLIAM College Preparatory " BOB " Motto: Life is too .rlzorf for ambirions thoughts minus action. Baseball Manager l, 2, 3: Basketball Manager 3: Hockey 1: One-Act Plays, Stage Hand 1: Minstrel Show, Stage Hand 2: Sophomore Hop Committee 2: Iunior Prom 3: Winter Sports 2, 3: Senior Play Committee 4: LAUREL Board 4. "It is the wise head that makes the still tongue." PARADIS, IRENE LILLIAN Commercial " RENE " V Morro: In the crors Ihere is safety. Chorus l: Basketball Manager 1: Advertising Committee, Sophomore Hop 2: Business Committee Senior Play 4: Vice President, Student Council 4: Refreshment Committee, Iunior Prom 3: Usher, Senior Play 1: BARKER Staff 1, Decoration Committee, Senior Dance 3: Quoitennis 1: Qui Vive Club 1: Phys. Ed. Exhibition 2: County Fair Booth 2: Girls' Athletic Asso- ciation 2: French Assembly 2. " Those move easiest, who have learned to dance." 'A' LAUREL 1' ,flig V kjlt PHILLIPS, PAULINE MARION li, ,WJ , Commercial " POLLY " l Motto: Some men are wise, some otherwise. Chorus lg Basketball I, 2, -l: English Assenibly 3: Costume Committee, Senior Play 4. " The best armor is to keep out of gunshotf' PLAISTED, BEVERLY ELAINE Commercial 'L BEV " Motto: All thing: are caxy that are done willingly. "Anything for il quiet life." RICHARDS, ALBERT DEWEY College Preparatory Motto: The best is none too good. I-Ie who will accept nothing but the but usually gets it. Chorus I, 2g Basketball Manager 4: Football 45 Magazine Contest, High Boy Salesman 23 Minstrel Show, Interlocutor 23 junior Prom, General Com- mittee 3: Bauman Staff 3, 4: Fair Booth 4: One-Act Play Ig Debating 2, 33 Public Speaking 2, 3, 4: Sophomore Hop, Properties Committee 2: Senior Play Cast 4. " The actions of men are like the intlex of a hookg they point out what is most remarkable in them." ROBINSON, ANNE PRISCILLA College Preparatory Motto: Without love and laughter, nothing can he pleasant. Chorus l: Senior Play Committee 4: Committee for Iunior Prom 33 Usher, lunior Prom I: Fair Booth Z: Office 4: Trallic Oflicer 2g Assemblies 3. "A loving heart is the truest wisdom." LAUREL ik SIMPSON, EUNICE R. College Preparatory Motto: Good humor is one of the Ives! articles of dress one can wear in sociriy. One-Act Play lg Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Orchestra 1, 25 Basketball 1, 2, 4: Cheer Leading lg BARKER Stall 1, 4g Senior Play Cast 4g Fair Booth 4. " Poets, beware! never compare Women to aught in earth or in air." SKWARA, ALICE MARIE Commercial " TINY " Molto: Delilfemffng is not delaying. Art 1, 2, 3, 45 Co-Editor, BARKLR 3, Baiucmt Typist 45 Class Treasurer 23 Senior Play, Business Committee 45 Advertising Committee, Iunior Prom 39 Usher, Graduation 33 Usher, Class Day 33 Bonds and Stamps Collector 4g Chorus Z: Student Librarian 3: Othce 4: Student Council Treasurer 4. " He is wise who knows the sources of knowletle-who knows who has written and where it is to be found." STEWART, NATALIE MILDRED Commercial " NAT " Motto: I need more skill than I can tell To play ihe second fddle well. Basketball lg Chorus 25 Iunior Prom Waitress 35 Softball 39 Usher, Senior Play 4: Costume Committee, Senior Play 4. X "Oh grant me, Heaven, a middle state. Neither too humble nor too greatg More than enough for nature's ends, With something left to treat my friends." TAYLOR, IUNE BEVERLY College Preparatory Motto: Good words withou! deeds Are rushes and reeds. Art 1, 2, 33 Field Hockey lg VVinter Sports l, 25 Chorus l, 25 One-Act Play 1: Glee Club l, 2, 3, 45 Basketball 1, 3, 45 Softball 1, 3g Concerts I, 2, 3, 4: Secretary Magazine Contest 25 BAIUQER Staff 2, 3, 43 End woman, Minstrel Show 2: Sophomore Dance Committee 25 Fair Booth 25 Dance Committee, Iunior Prom 34 Secretary 33 Cheer Leading 3, 4: Nom- inating Committee 3, 4g Senior Play Cast 45 Dramatic Club 4. " Recreation is not being idle: it is easing the wearied part by change of occupation." 14 i' LAUREL TURNER, IEANETTE BROOKS Commercial Motto: A hedge between Keeps friendship green. Chorus I, 25 Basketball 1, 2, 3: Vollcy Ball I, 23 Quoitennis 1, 23 Badmin- ton Zg Field Hockey 25 Softball 3g Tumbling 3, Senior Play Cast 4. " VVe always have time enough, if we will but use it alright." VOTER, HAZEL CHRISTINE Commercial " I-IUCKY " Morro: True happiness Consists not in the nrzrltizurle of friends, But in their worth and ehoiee. Chorus l, 2. "Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive." WALKER, MAURICE VVINTI-IROP Commercial " WALKER " Motto: You cannot he lost on a straight road. Student Council 35 Student Librarian 3, Magazine Contest, Room Leader 3, lunior Prom, Tickets 3g Iunior Prom. Clean-up Committee 33 BARKER Staff 3, 45 Senior Play Cast 43 Class Treasurer 4g Special Assemblies 3, 4. " Higher, higher will we climb Up the mount of glory, That our names may live through time In our country's story." WEBBER, VIRGINIA MYRTIE Commercial " GINNIE " Molto: The laughter of girl: ix, and ever wax, among the delightful sounds of earth. French Assembly 25 Assembly 35 Decorating Committee, junior Prom 3: Usher, Sophomore Hop 23 Playday 2. "Gocl's rarest blessing is, after all, a good woman." 15 LAUREL 'A' WEYMOUTI-I, BURTON RICHARD College Preparatory " HURT " Molto: Major rcrnnz mihi nascimr ordo, Majus opus marco. A greater main of events springs up before meg I undertake a more diiicult task. I Basketball l, 2, 3, 4g Track Z, 3, 45 Student Council, Vice President 39 Iunior Prom Committee 35 Sophomore Hop Committee 25 Assistant Busi- ness Manager, LAUREL 35 Business Manager, LAUREL 43 Assemblies 2, 3, 49 Senior Play Cast 43 Air Raid Warden 25 Phys. Ed. Exhibition 25 Public Speaking lg Freshman Reception Committee 3: Winter Sports 3, 43 Tum- bling Zq Nominating Committte 2g Ping-Pong Tourney 2. S' High aims form high character, and great objects bring out great minds." CLASS OF 1945 President .,,.. ........ M ilton Henderson Vice President . . . . , Barbara Ialbert Secretary .... ..,. F red Kenney Treasurer ,,.... . . , Maurice Walker Student Council . . . . Frank Kenney Barbara Ialbert Irene Paradis Iohn Gagne Class Colors-American Beauty and White Class Flower - Peony Class Motto-The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness. 16 LAUREL 'Ir Oh wad some power the giftie gie us, To see ourscls as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, 17 An' foolish notion. - " To a Lame" by Robert Burns af LAUREL ff IUNIOR DAZE Some of Our " Days " This morning at seven o'clock sharp, my alarm clock rang as usual, and, as usual, I turned over and shut the alarm oh' and went back to sleep. At quarter past seven my father calls, "Al--, Al--, Alan Keith! Gel out of that bed." I 'K cheerfully " get up at fifteen minutes later Cmore or less, usually morej and dress and drag down the stairs. Then I eat breakfast in three or four gulps and make a " Bumstead getaway." I arrive at school a min- ute or two before the tardy bell Qif I'm luckyj and my school day begins. Alan Keith Played the ouija board this noon. It told me who would take me to the Prom. Every 'time he passes I try to smile prettily at him. VVhen I came down from Dramatics, the freshman boys were gleefully passing around my glasses and "making like " they had machine guns. I'm getting used to it. VVent to basketball practice this afternoon. Mr. Pearl asked me when I was going to start eating " wheaties " like Marie Derocbe. Priscilla Frary This morning was the usual Saturday morn- ing. I got up quite late and called Prillie. We talked over everything from last night's basket- ball game to the picture of some orchids in a magazine. Finally we arranged to meet in Mac's at eleven. Actually I met her somewhere near the Old North Church around 11:15. Ethel made us a couple of chocolate milks in Mac's and we exchanged detailed accounts of everything we hadn't been able to say over the phone in front of our mothers. After a while we went to the drug store and tried to get a Film. No luck as usual. I guess we'll never get u .those snapshots: Ioyce Streeter VVhen I got home from school I found a nice note on the kitchen table from Mom saying that she and Dad were at town and that I could do the chores. Happy thought, but oh so true in reality. Not even time to decipher a letter from my aunt and read the paper. Reluctantly, I trod to the barn and toughened up my already aching muscles fPhys. by pumping a meager 75 gallons of water for the cattle. Then, last but far from the least, I fed the corn to about 800 hens and gathered the eggs. Happily I made my way to the house with a pail of eggs only to slip on the ice and create a new fashion in scrambled eggs. Ioyce Foss At the close of school I went home and came to the decision that I would like to go horse- back riding for a while. I rode until 5 o'clock. It was a glorious ride with the brisk wind mak- ing the trees sing to us as we passed. What better place to enjoy a sunset than riding horse- back? I came home and delighted myself with a vegetable salad and a piece of graham cracker pie. After washing the dishes I walked down to the basketball game. I sat with some of my friends and we cheered until I had hardly any voice. Our boys won the game -- defeating Wilton by three points. Corinne Hardy The plow was out over Mosher Hill so we are no longer snowbound. I took Ioy for a horseback ride along the snowy road this after- noon. Little roguel He was frisky and so eager for a canter. I took several pictures of the Percherons in the yard and my brother on skiis. Hope they come out well. A letter from my pen pal, Nancy Wood, in Connecticut. She sent some swell pencil sketches of her horse. Rachel Luce The afternoon lags but is finally over. All the girls are going home this afternoon so we are all going together. Madge sits with the peanut bowl in her lap and looks reproachful if anyone takes one. I get my share though. They all leave around five o'clock. Then I have to start my homework, 1 stop for supper, and then start again, muttering to myself if the teachers in Farmington assign homework like this, so help me, Illl quit school. Patricia Murray Saturday morning I cleaned my room which had been a complete mess all week. Went up 'lr LAUREL i' street for mother to do some shopping. Met loyce and Ellie in Mac's. We gossiped a while and then decided to go skating. Skating is one of my favorite sports. Saw a lot of the kids while at the pond and we played a game of carom. Noticed that it was nearly noon so I went home to lunch. Marilyn Benson Finally collecting myself I dashed out the door just in time to catch Prillie coming down the street. I reached school in time for history class and tried to think of a reason for being late that would suit Mr. Iohnson. However, at 12:00 I was still sitting in Room I0 so you can see my efforts were all in vain. After school I hurried home to make myself presentable for the basketball game tonight. We lost and had to take the usual razzing from the " boy basket- ball wondersf, Really, there are times when I wish that I were 6' 3" and weighed.200 pounds. Ruth Gile I started off to school and had to wade through two feet of snow until I reached the road and found " Benson 'I and " Streeter " waiting for me as usual. Had a bookkeeping test this morning for which I wasn't thoroughly prepared. VValked home this noon with " Streeter," Avis and Ellie. They all waited to see if I had any mail, but only the " Lewiston Daily Sun." Came back to school and danced with " Bensonf' Also played the Ouija board and discovered that our team would win the VVilton game tonight. Madelyn Luce Classes began, a quiz in history which really hit hard. Instead of going to Geometry, I got excused to see my cousin Iimmy off and discov- ered that Io had the same idea. Cheer-leading practice after school, so off I go to get in prac- tice for the game tonight. After supper I fin- ished my work so I could get back to the game between our team and Wilton and show the fans what school spirit is really like. Boy, what a game. , Curtis Berry At last we are dismissed, and Dad in " Lib " or " Mary " is patiently awaiting me. We make a detour uptown for some errands before going home. Dad goes to the grocery store while I breeze into the Drug for or with some belated pictures. After an afternoon snack and meeting the 4:00 mail bus, I once again make my way through my room, to try to study. The call for supper comes and the dishes are put to bed. More studying presents itself. Then I am free to curl up in my room in a chair, with a book or one of my various other hobbies, such as stamps, photography, match covers, and drawing horses-and listen to my radio. Fae Marble After trying to complete the series of Achieve- ment Tests, I was very happy to find that 3:30 was so near. But it seems that I was over-joyful too soon for Miss Caldwell decided I should stay for a half-hour and I couldn't argue her out of the thought. After staying the required length of time I went down town and had a great big gob of grapenut gumbo with goose- berry sauce. Going home immediately after school Q5:30Q I did my daily chores of carrying wood, filling the oil tank, and wiping the dishes. After I had spent a long period of per- suasion, my mother hnally consented to let me go " over to the big city." Earl Goodspeed The first class in the morning is history in which one of my "British Side " pals, gets into trouble nearly every day. Example: Coca cola. Geometry comes next. Everyone suddenly finds that he has forgotten the propositions. After stammering around we stumble up to the blackboard and make a feeble attempt, but oh, how feeble! Lawrence Davis NVell today certainly was a day! Went to school and forgot my Spanish paper. Gosh! Did I hurry writing that assignment all over hid my These again. VVent to Phys. Ed. Someone coat and I couldn't find my sneakers. practical jokersl I was late to Physics. I've 'lr LAUREL if just simply got to hurry more. Went to the dentist with Edna, poor girl. This makes her ninth filling in two months. Madelyn Williams Between gulps of my breakfast I made a bet with Lee on the girls' game with Wilton. Knocked over a cream pitcher while shaking hands on the bet across the table. Grabbed my books and coat and dashed out the door with Lee stumbling behind me. Thoroughly en- joyed the combined antics of Goodspeed, Churchill, Hodgkins, and Davis in history class. Stayed in our home room during activity period and very reluctantly watched Davis and Com- mando Keith devour a complete bag of peanuts. In typing class I at last got higher in a speed test than Churchill did. Had to run and comb my hair between typing and English classes as Lawrence had redeemed himself by making me look like a very close relative of " Ishkabibblef' Ioline Wilson I have arranged the pamphlets and magazines during my librarian periods, but if you think they'll stay that way you're mistaken. About five boys to one girl came down from study hall to scan the latest Life, Seventeen and others to see if they have missed anything. Two freshmen, C. Grant and R. Towle, would bc more than glad to provide entertain- ment but as yet I haven't found the time to be- come a really good audience. Shirley O'Donal After arguing my mother into walking to the movies so I could have the car, I went to the dance. The same people were there that always are. After the dance Ilwent to Bonneyis, ate a hamburg and went home. I went to bed and wondered why I bothered to get up in the first place. fVery dulll Lawrence Churchill I, Richard B. Hodgkins, do dedicate my school day to wandering. Wandering is really an art in itself. The definition of wandering is to " move about without any special purpose." My straying periods are third, activity period .and sixth period. I really do feel kind of foolish every time I pass Mrs. Bryant's room and she gives me the old eagle eye. The place to wander is the oflice. Here is the most likely place where you will not get kicked out. There is one activity period a week when I can- not wander and that is Friday. On that day I take Public Speaking. The last class we had, Commando Keith and I got fooling and Mrs. Iohnson bounced us. Well, that gave us three- quarters of an hour to wander. I think there is just one person who can wander better than I can and that's Earl Goodspeed. Maybe George Besson ranks third and there are quite a few more who are apprenticing the trade. In years to come there ought to be some excellent Wanderers. I think every teacher should re- spect a wanderer with admiration. P. S. Funny they don'tl Richard Hodgkins That radiator still leaks in history class and I have to keep my " dogs " up off the floor. To- day, down in lab, we calculated densities and boy, was I ever dense. Well, we won the game with Wilton. What a team! Makes' me really proud of good old F. H. S. I've got to sign off now, diary, and find out how many Confed- erates it took to make the Bull Run. Glennis York Our Daily Reminders Errol Gray-With the feminine mind, more logic, less argument. Donal Stanley-There is a fairer sex in school too. Millard Parlin - Let Dickie have your Spanish paper. Arno I-Iill-Have that history ready for class. Richard Roy-Play to live, not live to play. Herbert Duley-Check those tires daily. Richard Lidstone-Try 30 miles an hour for a change. Richard I-Ieminway-Don't keep clad waiting. Bill Morley-Listen for that English assign- ment. lack Bell-Don't lose that Brooklyn accent. Walter Nies-One rogue is usher to another still. Glen Farmer-Visit Tarbox and Whittier's. Ralph Clafiin - A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men. i' L A U R E L 'A' Raymond Titcomb-Sweet is revenge, espe- Vivien Bachelder-VVider friendships, open- cially to women. ing doors. Eleanor Roberts - Think twice before you Elena Dickey - Dreaming dreams sews no speak. seams. lean Brackley4Variety is the very spice of life. Virginia '1'ardy-Wake not a sleeping wolf. Virginia LeDrette-Speak a little "louder," please. Marie Deroche - " Easy does it! " Helen Hawes-" Be always in time, too late is a crimef, Barbara Parlin- Which movie shall it be this week, Barbara? Avis Bacon -Make up your mind today. Mavis Grant- Wary is the word. Edna Prescott - Nothing great was ever h' d 'tho t nthusiasm ac ieve wi u e . Class Motto-Impossible is Un-American Student Archer, Winston Bachelder, Grace Barker, Barbara Barker, Evelyn Beale, Barbara Bradley, Marion Bradley, Richard Brooks, Leonard Bryant, Ralph Bosworth, Audrey Butterfield, Scott Collette, Louis Comstock, Dorothy Cutler, Iohn Davis, Katherine Ellsworth, Stanley Ferrari, Norman Fortier, Ioan Gaskell, Marjorie Gay, Bennie Green, Richard Greenwood, George Hutchinson, Donald Iohnson, Marie Iohnson, Melville Ir. Kelley, Hazel Lambert, Eugene Class of 1946 President .......,....,... Richard Hodgkins Vice President ..., .......,.. I ack Bell Secretary ..... ,..,. R achel Luce Treasurer ...,... ...., B arbara Parlin Student Council . . . .......... Ioyce Foss Lawrence Churchill Donal Stanley Class Colors-Forest Green and Gold Class Flower-Orchid Unruly hair SOPHOMORE CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT Crime Punishment G. l. haircut Innocent expression Blushing Boisterousness Preparedness Reserve Originality Creeping paralysis A little shy on his school work Waltzing Passing notes Nurse at the hospital Bashfulness Light-hearted air Bright plaid shirt-tails flapping Soberness His " fender-bender " Being a half-pint Giggling Tomboyishness Wiggling his ears " Sparking " Scheniing VVorking Glamour An art with string tying An efficient oflice girl Paper airplanes 21 An Alice-sit-by-the-fire An " incomplete " Extemporaneous speech on " and why I like 'eml " One dull theme One year in the infantry Ten years at hard labor Iam-session Secret Service Take out his main spring High school Romeo Heart stealer' VVear a sweater Gag writer Tricycle Wear Adler elevator shoes Sound-proof cell A clinging vine Stand-in for Bugs Bunny Broken heart Boys, Successor to " Mean little kid H Free'n easy livin, Gilded weather-vane Get him a " steel cable " " Don't fence her in ii "Ground him! " i' LAUREL if Student Crime Punishment Luce, Leonard Snifiing Successor to Ferdinand Lugar, Marie " Liking 'i for languages Another year of Spanish Morrill, Robert Woman-hater Manager of an Escort Bureau Neil, Richard Routine lst male cheerleader in basketball next year Newell, Everett Cock of the walk " Coop " him up Newell, Thelma Sentimentality Stoicism Nichols, Lois Whispering Chronic laryngitis O'Shaughnessy, Pauline Word wizard " live " talk Paradis, Iohn Dancing Copy 100 times the motto-We're not here to dream, to drift Rackliffe, Doris Taste in music " Long-hair " Raymond, Gloria Tardiness Be a timekeeper Richards, Shirley Flirting A tall, dull husband Richards, VVilliam Stevens, Eleanor Good humor " Life of the party 'l Take off his shoes Staying that way Stowe, Glen Arguing Politician Suomi, Robert Swing and sway Goose-step Thompson, Ieanette Parking Appearance in court Towle, Maynard Yodeling Solitary confinement Walker, Reginald Quietness " Hot-seat " VVhitney, Lawrence Easy-going A farmer's son Wing, Herbert Going steady Far from East Wilton Class of 1947 Eleanor Compton -Athletics President ,......,....,....,. Richard Green Altene Currier ,, Sweetness Vice President .. . ...,., Stanley 'Ellsworth Kenneth Durreu-Resdessness Secretary. .,..,... . . , Beatrice Fraser Beverly Farrington - Being Shy T1 easui ei ,..,...... . . . Louis Collette Robert F-Omer - Clowning Student Council .... Marie Iohnson Ralph Bryant Class Colors-Copenhagen Blue and Wine Class Flower - Forget-me-not Class Motto - "Anything worth doing is worth doing well" FRESHMAN FANCIES By Their Deeds Ye Shall Know Them Adria Adams - Day dreaming Beulah Adams-Getting snowed in 'Coleen Ayer - VVriting notes to - Guess who Walter Allen-Carrying " Funny " Books Barbara Blanchard-Chewing the bows of her glasses P Harry Bachelder - Admiring a new freshman girl 4Carl Berry - Roguishness Harriet Gage - Flirting Lee Gray-Dreaming about a certain junior Mary Gordon - Perseverancc Robert Grover - Chewing gum Rowena Hammond - Smiling Doris Hardy-Writing unusual compositions Raymond Kelly - Whispering Bradford Moore - A new interest fThe " Fairer Sex "Q Sylvia Moore - Inconspicuousness Eugene Mosher-Getting library permissions Betty Noonan- Learning to jitterbug Richard Paul-Making excuses Pauline Porter - Talkativeness Christine Stewart- Silence Betty Trenholm -Working hard Lawrence Webber - Noiselessness Albert VVells - Seriousness George Berry - Arguing 'lr LAUREL 'A' Do You See Any Resemblances Between Anne Deering and Sonja Hiene? -Have you seen her on skates? Elden Churchill, Charles Grant and Abbott 8: Costello? - Their actions Lawrence Farmer and Edward Arnold? -Are you blind? Donald Kenney and Lil' Abner? -Long and lanky Lawrence Paine and Iohn Hodiak? -- That grin Harold Kyes and Casper Milquetoast? - Timidity Caroline Ellis and Hedy Lamarr? - Com- plexion Clifford Luce and Red Skelton? -Bashfulness Lloyd Melvin and a cherub?-That angelic expression George Stevens and Ioe Palooka? -His hair Reginald Towle and Harry Iames? - That " Hot " Trumpet Leona Redlevske and Fritzi Ritz's little niece, Nancy? - Her size Ioe Welch, lack Spinney and two-thirds of the Three Musketeers? - Companionship Greta VVilson and Goldilocks? - Her hair Iean VVhitney and Mickey Rooney? -Freckles Mildred Whitney and " Shaky ',? - They were both after Tracy Musical Romances It was in the " Good Old Summer Time " that we First began to think about " School Days." VVe knew there would be a " Long, Long Trail A-Windingl' before we would graduate as Seniors, but we were "Iolly Good Fellows." "Comin' in A-foot and A-car" we shouted, "Is This the High School, Mister Iohnson? " 23 At first " Readin', ,Ritin and 'Rithmetic " gave us the feeling, "Don't Fence Us In," but when we were settled we knew it wouldn't "Always" be that way for we knew we'd be " Together" for only four years. This past year Iohn " Sinatra " Sjostrom had "Ieanne with the Light Brown Hair " on his mind most of the time. Beula Blanchard hasn't had to sing "No Letter Today " since Law- rence Brackley went into the service. " Connie and lohnnie Were Lovers," Billy Gile sang "I Walk Alone " but he seemed to be walking in someone's direction. Since " He I' departed for California a year ago, Elizabeth Russell has been "Nobody's Sweetheart This Year." If that feud between Iames Gordon and Frank Look over Marcelle Tardy hadn't stopped, lim- mie would have been going around singing, "I Ain't Got Nobodyfl Ioan Craig's theme song has been " Is I Is or Is I Ain't Your Baby? "- How about that, Cecil? Now as a " Perfect Year " comes to an end, we blow " Taps " telling everyone "We'll Be Seeing You " next year. Adria Adams '48 Class of 1948 President .,...,......,........ George Berry Vice President ...,. Robert Fortier Secretary .,.... .,.. C onstance Huart Treasurer .....,... . . . Barbara Blanchard Student Council ,,............., Frank Look Class Colors-Fuschia and Silver Class Flower-American Beauty Rose Class Motto-A good beginning is half the battle 'A' LAUREL 'A' 7245. SEPT. ll F. H. S. beckons us into its improved interior: new workshop, desk tops, floors, and lighting system. Our new faculty members are Miss Elizabeth Caldwell-Commercial, Miss Emily Candage -Latin and Civics, Mrs. Erna Howard -His- tory and Problems of Democracy, Mr. Franklin Hannaford-General Shop and Mathematics, Mr. Warren Pearl-Physical Training and Athletics Coach. Total enrollment as of this date is 208, as fol- lows: freshmen, 62, sophomores, 55, juniors, 49: seniors, 42. SEPT. 19-Zl Hotdogs, tilt-a-whirl, and the human pin cushion are tops in entertainment at the Frank- lin County Fair. High School booth turns in a net proht of 1513-1.32. SEPT. 30 Marilyn Benson, Ruth Gile, Richard Hodg- kins, Richard Roy, and Alan Keith are to act as a committee to select ring styles for the Iun- ior Class rings. The style chosen may be either a raised "F-" on plain gold or black onyx Hanked on either side by the class numerals, 19-46. OCT. 2 Our Five veteran cheer-leaders are out with lots of pep-and Mrs. Lydia Iohnson. You remember them-Iune Taylor, Ioline Wilson, Marie Iohnson, Priscilla Frary, and Marilyn Benson. OCT. 6 A plane swoops low over F. H. S. and a little later Capt. Goldberg of the Civilian Air Patrol pays us a visit. While no organization was started, many students became interested in the plans he presented for future training for both boys and girls in aeronautical activities. Freshman Day and annual reception. Many laughs and fun from the comically clad " green- ies." Not to be forgotten-Elden Churchill and Anne Deering in the " Old Gray Mare " stunt. OCT. 10 The First order for books in the High School Book League goes in. Some 51 orders from 36 students. This League operates like the major leagues with dividend books at four-month intervals. The books are within student budgets, at 35 cents each. Most popular choices for this month were " The Bridge of San Luis Rey," " National Velvet," and " They Were Expendablef' OCT. ll " Scotty " Kendall, before entering the Serv- ice, takes top honors for salesmen in the Crow- ell Magazine Contest, a fine Harmon wrist watch. Contest nets the school 317119. Voted to use this sum toward a permanent honor roll for F. H. S. servicemen. OCT. 17 Student Council elects ofhcers for the year: Pres1'a'enz ........... Frank Kenney Vice President ..,..... Irene Paradis Secremry ,...... ,,.. M arie Iohnson Treasurer ...,...... Alice Skwara Miss Helen Dizney, local county nurse, is meeting classes in Science of Home Living once a week for an eight-weeks' course in the study of personal hygiene and health habits. Mrs. Marah Webster, our art supervisor, also instructs these groups one day weekly in color harmony, design in dress and home, etc. om. 18 l Testing Week! The " Iowa Tests of Educa- tional Development " are given to all students throughout the school. This is the time of year for the teachers to get acquainted with the educational development of each pupil so that L' the proper instruction and guidance may be better adapted to his particular needs, interests, and abilities," ' Students in the musical organizations have a new objective this year. Music emblems are to be awarded to all students who achieve a desig- nated number of points. These are to be credited for participation in school programs and concerts and also outside work such as 5L1 S'l'l7DIf.N'1' COUNCIL Scatcml fldl In rlghrjz .-X. Skwnm, M. Iuhnmn. lf. Kcnncy, I. 17Lll'.lliiS, I. lim Huck ruw: U. Stnnlvy, I. lhxgnc. I.. Churclwill, lf. Look, R. HI'f'1lI1I SENIOR PIAY Cl.'XS'I' -- "OLD DOC " ml KIA-ft in Villllli A. Iimcn. .X, l'I.lgcrsI1'm11, li. Iulbcrt, B. l'.IlIH2ll1. P. lfmtu, I. Turner. VV. lxxcs nding: H. VVcymuuth, R. Clmirtick. lfrcnl licnncy, lf. Simpwn, Mrs. Lyaliu lrmlmmun- -Cugnulm, M clcmm, I. 'I'uy!nr, I. Uugnu. M. Walker 25 i' LAUREL 'A' work in church choirs and private study in music. OCT. 21 The annual Farmington - Wilton football game. Score - Q Censoredj. OCT. 31 During the month, Prin. Iohnson, Mr. Gould, Mrs. Bryant, and Miss Caldwell have planned a system whereby the students of our school will receive point or credit awards for participation in extra-curricular activities. Nov. 10 Mrs. Pearl has offered to coach girls' basket- ball this season. 46 girls have signed up and practises will commence soon for the initial game with lay. News reporters for the Franklin lournal " F. H. S." column were chosen this week. These girls are to keep the townspeople posted on the doings at F. H. S.: Dorothy Comstock, Pauline O,Shaughnessey, lean Carter, lean Rob- inson, Elsie Currier, and Alice Skwara-Elsie Currier to he chief reporter. Nov. 11 Farmington ends its football season by win- ning its last two games. The Greyhounds edged Winthrop out 12-7 and swamped Kents Hill 45-0. Final standing-Wins 2, Losses 4, Tie I. Nov. 15 Are your fingers crossed? Rank cards, no, rank sheets, out for the first quarter of the new ranking schedule. What'd she say on yours? Aw, lemme see. Nov. 16 Parents Night. Mom and Dad note our im- 'provements and chat with the teachers. A pro- gram at the Community Center is topped off by the one-act play, H Elmer and the Lovebugfi starring Earl Goodspeed, Ruth Gile, Ioyce Streeter, and Marie Iohnson. Nov. 27 Corinne Hardy and Rachel Luce, both jun- iors, win the awards in the Nutrition Week projects-Corinne the best essay and Rachel the best poster. Nice going, girls. And right handsome fand healthfulj baskets of fruit. Nov. 28 Mrs. Erna Howard as faculty sponsor organ- izes the weekly Stamp and Bond Sales with Lawrence Brackley flater succeeded by Frank Kenneyj as general manager. Solicitors for the various classes are: freshmen-Elden Churchill and Beula Blanchardg sophomores-Maynard Towle and Herbert Wing, Marie Iohnson and Iohn Cutler, juniors-Richard Hodgkins and Ioyce Streeterg seniors-Barbara Ialbert and Alice Skwara. Ioyce Foss handles the ordering and checking. Sales for this first week get off to the start of 152054.70 DEC. l Some of our Commercial students have al- ready achieved awards in their work. For Complete Theory Certificate for knowl- edge of shorthand principles-Miriam Koh- tala, Pauline Phillips, Beverly Plaisted, Irene Paradis, VVilma Kyes, Ieannette Turner, Maurice Walker. For Order of Gregg Artists for shorthand penmanship-Dorothy Davis, Genella Moore, Pauline Phillips, Rachel Luce, Beverly Plaisted, Mavis Grant, Virginia Tardy, Maurice Walker. For Order of Artistic Typist: for accurate set- up of official Gregg test-Beverly Plaisted, Maurice Walker. Dae. 8 F. H. S. opens its basketball slate by winning at Livermore Falls 37-30. The team looks good and Coach Pearl looks forward to a champion- ship team. Miss Ruth Griffiths of the Normal School presents the orchestra and glee clubs a Distin- guished Service citation from the Music War Council of America. F. H. S. and W. G. Mal- lett School share honors as the first schools in the state and among the first five hundred in the nation to receive such an award. DEC. 11-15 All students, in order of classes, are invited by Mrs. Bryant to the library for Activity Peri- ods to hear the " Old Carols of Christmas " and Dickens' " A Christmas Carol " from RCA Victor recordings. Quite a Christmas-y week! Marie Iohnson, under Mrs. Webster's direction, decorated the boards with a border of Christ- mas bells and a Christmas scene. GIRLS' GI.IiIi CLUII Scalcml llcft In righljz H. Gage, Ii. Iilancliarcl, A Adamr, A. Bacon, M. Whitnu, I. Iiracklcy, I. Craig Ii. Rumcll. I. Fnrticr Sncuml row: H. Farrington, Ii. Dickcy, M, Williams, I. Rolwinmn, C. Ellis, I. Strccler, P. Frary, R. Chit- tick, T, News-ll, li. Compton, E. Prescott, M. HufI 'I'hir4l row: F. Marble, P. Putter. I. Frm, Ii. Iilanchzml, I. Thompson, A. Deering, M. Tarcly, I. Tavlor E. Rubcrts, I. VVhitncy, S. Richards, M. Iohnson I Back mw: M. Bradley, Ii. Norman, P. O'Shaughncascy, B. Trcnlinlm, B. Parlin, M. Luce, E. Simpson Ii. Stcvcns, P. Murray, M. Gaskell, R. Gilt, C. Huart IQOYS' Gl.I-'Ii CI,I'lI Suatvcl llr-fr lu riglrrjz KI. fiI'l'L'IIXY1lll1l, S. lfllswlirtli, I". Kk'I'll"IL'X, M. I'I!.'II1lC'I'5lll'l, A. Kuitll, R. Roy, M. I nwlc cumml row: C. Grant. XY. Gill-. R. Paul, R. 'I'mvIu. II. Iilanclrzml, Ii. Clrmmlspx-ul. II. Stanley, I. Siustmln. I.U1mIfm Ilack ww: R, Cin-cn, I.. Wliitmg, I.. Kllrurclnill, I.. Ilavix, R. Mfnwill, Ii. Clmrcliill, R. Ilryant : a i' LAUREL 'A' DEC. 14 The Senior Class present as their annual play, " Old Doc," the immortal story of the small town doctor, and thereby httingly dedicated to the late Charles, W. Bell, who was in reality the Franklin " Old Doc " of Farmington and County. Iohn Gagne plays the lead, with Mil- ton Henderson and Iune Taylor in the major supporting roles. Profit to the class, 35100.55 DEC. 15 At the Christmas assembly, the radio sketch given by the English 3-A class is just what we need for the cheery Christmas spirit. Dick Hodgkins is Old Santa, Christmas tree and all QThanks to Mr. Iohnson and Richard Lidstonej and Alan Keith and " Yours truly " finish off with " Super Sudsf, Two weeks' vacation and Merry Christmas to all. IAN. 1 Here we are right in step with the little New Year. May he grow in stature beyond the Old One. The cafeteria reopens and hot lunches are again being served to a larger group than ever, approximately 40 students a day. Miss Skillin plans thenourishing menus enlarged this year to two dishes. Our Home Ee. girls prepare and serve the lunch with Mrs. Linnie Hawes " at the helm." A sample menu for a week looks pretty good, eh? Monday-Scallop potato, fruit juice Tuesday - Vegetable casserole, carrots Wednesday-Corn chowder, raisin salad Thursday- Macaroni Sz tomatoes, fruit jello Friday-Vegetable soup, fruit juice IAN. ll The Home Ec. girls are the cynosure of all eyes today in their new dresses, wools for those who have had sewing before and silks or cotton for those beginning. Very "good-looking " were an American Beauty wool with white an- gora buttons, hand-made, a twopiece yellow wool, a two-piece navy skirt and jerking a black wool jumper with white ship motifs on the pockets. I IAN. 12 Five more cheer-leaders added to our troop :along with Iohn Bell, Frank Kenney and Curtis Berry. They are Eleanor Stevens, Ieanette Thompson, Anne Deering, Shirlie Richards, and Ioyce Streeter. And with Tournament Time coming two especially peppy new cheers: Victory Cry Victory! Victory! That's our cry! V -I-C-T-O-R-Y ! Will we win it? You're doggone right! Farmington! Farmington! Fight! Fight! Fight! Go Back Go hack! Go back! Go back to the woods! You haven't! You haven't! You havenit got the goods! You haven't got the rhythm! You haven't got the jazz! You haven't got the team that Farmington has! IAN. 13 The Seniors repeat their performance of " Old Docv at the Forster Memorial Building at Strong on a 50-50 money basis. Net profit to class is 2525.00 Several voiced the opinion also that several of the cast did an even better job than in their initial appearance. The gift of the Class of 1944 arrives from the shop of our local carpenters and builders, the O. P. Stewarts. This is a long-awaited maga- zine rack for the library that will relieve the congestion of the former combination maga- zine-catalog shelf. It is good-looking, complete with name plate and a practicable addition to library equipment. IAN. Z3 The Greyhounds, after a previous win over their arch-rivals, the VVilton Eagles, go over to Wilton and defeat them again 38-35. This puts the Greyhounds leading contenders for the tournament as the Academy boys are the de- fending champions. IAN. 24 Approximately 30 high school students are at- tending a weekly dancing class conducted at the North Church by Miss Maloney of Port- land. These classes are held each Wednesday at 8:30 when ballet, ballroom and tap dancing are all taught. This opportunity is one long FC JOTBA LL Front row Lleft to rightjz Ii. Gray, I.. Churchill, R. Morrill, G. lit-sson, U. Green, Scot Kendall, D. Rich ards, R. Hodgkins, R. Green Second row: G. Stowe, Ii. Goodspeed, S. lillsworth, M. Iohnson, VV. Richards, I. Bell, I.. Gray M Towle, C. Kendall, A. Keith , E Back row: H. Wing, L. Hrooks, Couch Warren Pearl, I.. Davis, G. Farmer ORCHIQSTRA Seated lleft to riglltlz H. Gage, I. Fortier, C. Huztrt, M. Luce, I. Craig, li. Roberts, ll. Blanclmrrl Second row: R. lirvant, E. Prescott, S. Richards, I. Foss, R. Chittick, Ii. Dickey, M. Hufl, B. Farrington Third row: H. Blanchard. I. lirackley, M. Gaskell, A. Deering Back row: S. Ellsworth, G. Berry, R. Towle, M. Henderson, IJ. Stanley, VV. Gile, I. Gordon . 29 FEB. 16 'lr LAUREL 'A' awaited by many high school students who are making the most of it. IAN. 30 The General-Commercial Senior English class participates in the National V-Mail Letter Contest sponsored by This Week magazine. The letters were written to an overseas friend on the subject-" What we here at home are doing to bring you back sooner." A joint student-teacher committee selects the letters of Wilma Kyes, Alice Skwara, and Morna Huff to be sent. IAN. 31 Oh! Oh! Ranks again. And this time for the first semester. Good news or bad? Well, anyway, here are those 'L tops 1' on the beam: Seniors 5 Honors Alice Skwara 4 Honors Iohn Gagne, Burton Weymouth juniors 6 Honors Rachel Luce 5 Honors Madelyn Luce, Ioyce Streeter 4 Honors Mavis Grant, Corinne Hardy Sophomore: 5 Honors Norman Ferrari 4 Honors Stanley Ellsworth, Ioan Fortier Fresh men 3 Honors-Rowena Hammond, Doris Hardy, Marcelle Tardy, Adria Adams, Barbara Blan- chard, Eleanor Compton, Iean Whitney FEB. 3 Although the Greyhounds have no organized winter sports team several of the boys made up a team for the Iay carnival. Don Green takes lst place in the 100 yd. snowshoe dash and Znd in the cross-country snowshoe race. Lawrence Whitney is 4th in the dash. FEB, 9 Stamp and Bond Sales today are 153036.45 FEB. 10 Wilton carnival and our boys place 2nd in the meet. Don Green wins first honors in both snowshoe! dash and cross-country. Richard 'Green places 2nd in the 100 yd. ski dash and four of the team get 2nd in the medley relay. Boys competing in the winter sports are R. Mor- rill, R. Green, D. Green, S. Ellsworth, R. Hodgkins, B. Weymouth, L. Whitney, and W. Gile. FEB. 12 We congratulate Herbert Wing '47 on his successful and thoughtfully mature essay sub- mitted in the Anti-inflation campaign sponsored by the Price Panel of the local Ration Board. Herbert's First prize is 33. Three other sopho- mores and two juniors also wrote essays. Mad- eline VVilliams '46 wins the second prize of SZ. The Iuniors get their class rings and are they a proud-acting lot! " How Blue the Night! " is the theme for the Iunior Prom, the most important social event of the Class of 1946. Romantic setting, Ed- ward Little Swing Band and all provide the atmosphere for this gala occasion. Guest patrons and patronesses are Prin. and Mrs. Mel- ville H. Iohnson, Supt. and Mrs. I. Arthur Green, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Mallett, and Miss Elizabeth Caldwell. FEB. Z1 Iune Taylor of the Senior Class is chosen to represent her class and our school as candidate for the 1945 D. A. R. Pilgrimage to Washing- ton,- D. C. These candidates are all chosen on the basis of their qualities as good school citi- zens, i.e. loyalty, honesty, reliability, and coop- eration. Congratulations, Iune. fln our school this choice comes three ways-Faculty, Stu- dent Council, and Senior Class.j FEB. 23-24 The Greyhounds sweep through the annual Franklin County Basketball Tournament in great form and ability to take top honors. The boys won over Stratton, Strong, and Kinglield by good margins. Coach Pearl's tireless effort in producing this team shows plainly and he deserves much credit as well as the boys for their deserving record of 18 wins against 3 losses. FEB. 25 ' Rachel E. Luce '46 wins the first prize of 153.00 for her poem, "Winter's Austere Song," submitted in the First contest for Maine high schools sponsored by the Poetry Fellowship of Maine. This entry was one of 60 from 14 Maine high schools. ,WW fx. ,mi Q Mo-.. Wav Wm, Wim ' 1. ,L FK 'k,,D ff A-git x 5 r 13 5 F ,N um X ir LAUREL 'A' MARCH 1 We are greeted in the library by the " Dance of the March Winds! i' The handiwork of Marie Iohnson and Pat Murray. Thanks, girls. MARCH 2 The Hrst allotment of books arrives from the Student Guild, which we are patronizing this second semester instead of the League. The books seem better bound and the service is much speedier than the League's. The teacher's dividend book is a nicely bound volume of john Masefield's Midsummer Night. Everett Newell takes over as chief reporter for the Frflnklin lournal " F. H. S." news column. MARCH 7 The beginning of aptitude tests for the sen- iors under the direction of Mr. Fred Miller, a guidance adviser from Cambridge. The tests are to be "followed up U by personal confer- ences. If the plan is sufficiently successful, this opportunity may be extended to other classes another year. MARCH 8 The Greyhound champions are the guests of the Rotary Club together with their coach, Warren Pearl, Principal Iohnson and Supt. Green. A fine supper is followed by films of the I943 VVorld's Series and Oflicers Training School. The Seniors elect a committee to select their class gift, namely, Pauline Phillips, Barbara Ialbert, Don Green, Ieanette Turner, and Bur- ton VVeymouth. N MARCH 13 The General and Commercial groups of freshmen and seniors today received their names from the Letter Exchange Bureau. Cer- tainly some interesting letters in prospect, for .example- Guadalupe Orozco G-16 QGirl, 16 years of age, La Ensenanza San Cristobal, L. C. Chis. Mexico Leo Kynaston B-17 6 Bryntirion Terrace Llangollen, North Wales Great Britain Himie Iones B-18 St. Iohn's Episcopal School Robertsport, Cape Mount County Liberia, West Africa MARCH 14 The Greyhounds are again feted by the American Legion, with chef Alton Bonney serving a line chicken dinner. Coach Pearl re- ports on the Waterville-Portland basketball championship game he attended at Waterville. M.ARCH 15 A tall, strong veteran of three major cam- paigns visits F. H. S. today. This man, Sgt. Morris of the U. S. M. C., is a recruiting ofiicer and spoke to all boys of 17, unable to Hnish their schooling before their 18th birthday, who are thinking of enlisting. The English I-C division attend " For Whom the Bell Tolls " in a group as a part of their study in Movie Appreciation. They report as follows: it was an extraordinary motion pic- tureg the acting was superior although they think Gary Cooper did not play his role con- vincingly enoughg the lighting, especially the silhouettes and cave scenes, added greatly to the effectiveness of the movie, there was one defi- nite lack-more emphasis on the ideals and reasons behind the Spanish revolution. lVlARCH 16 The Sophomore Hop is held at the Com- munity Center with Gordon Howe and his Blue Romancers providing the music. The class colors of Copen blue and wine are a Hne setting for the theme song, "Candle-light and Wine." The F. H. S. faculty are the patrons and patronesses. MARCPI 21 Our Iunior Red Cross Drive closes with vol- untary contributions of 154720. By classes our percents are as fcglows, with the lower classmen leading the list: freshmen, 100225 sophomores, l00fff,, juniors, 95245 seniors, 28'fff,. The school participation was 861. MARCH 23 Over a thousand people pack the Community Center to see the All-Star game and attend the Victory Ball. The Greyhound champions emerge as Hnal victors with a score of 46-26. 'A' LAUREL Committee members, Mr. Dearborn and Dr. Weymouth, present the awards-billfolds to the All-Stars and blue jackets with letters to the Greyhounds. Plans are to make this an annual event with the tournament champions meeting the county All-Stars. MARCH 26 Slzortlzand awards, based on 5-minute dicta- tion and transcription, have been won as fol- lows: 60 words - Irene Paradis, Wilma Kyes, Pauline Phillips, Morna Huff, Dorothy Davis, Ieannette Turner, Mirjam Kohtala. 80 words-Pauline Phillips, Morna Huff. Competent Typist: awards, for 10-minute speed tests with Five errors or less have been won as follows: 30-word certificates-Vivian Bachelder, Ruth Cile, Alice Skwara, Ieannette Turner, Maurice Walker, Virginia Tardy, Lawrence Brackley, lean Brackley, Reginald Walker, Evelyn Barker. 40-word certificates - Maurice Walker, VVilma Kyes, Morna Huff. Genella Moore, Alice Hagerstrom, Dorothy Davis, Irene Para- dis, Miriam Kohtala, Ieannette Turner, Beverly Plaisted. 50-word certificates- Madelyn Luce. MARCH 27 This year's public speaking contest was spon- sored by the school and prizes offered and won as follows last night at the Community Center: lst prize of 255 in the humorous selections to Marion Bradley for H Beechnuts Ng lst prize of S5 in the serious-dramatic selections to Ruth Gile for " After the Air Raid wg a 2nd prize to Glennis York for "Futility.', Ruth is named by the judges-Miss Stella Clifford, Mrs. Ael- fred Flagg, and Rev. Merle Conant-to repre- sent the school with her selection at the Lydia O. Spear Contest in Augusta May 1. MARCH 31 -APRIL 4 . Off to New York go 16 of our Senior Class with Mr. and Mrs. Sayward Ross as chaperones, namely, Frank Kenney, Edward Barker, Ruth Chittick, Eunice Simpson, Dewey Richards, Burton Weymouth, lean Carter, Irene Paradis, VVilma Kyes, Genella Moore, Milton Hender- son, Iune Taylor, Alice Hagerstrom, Beatrice Enman, Barbara Ialbert and Iohn Gagne. Others in the party are.Lawrence Churchill '46 and Mrs. Albert Iohnson and her friend, Miss Marie Ryer. APRIL 1 This Week magazine announces the grand and state winners in the National V-Mail con- test. Scholustic Magazine judges nominate our own Morna Huff '45 as state winner for Maine. The American Legion Auxiliary is again sponsoring the Americanization themes project and announce the following winners: first, Rachel Luce '46, second, Dewey Richards '45, and third, Mavis Grant ,46. APRIL 8 We are back from our Easter vacation and enter the last stretch of the year. Two of our teachers are having a little longer vacation as Miss Perkins is visiting in Florida- Mrs. Keith Calef, nee Erma Mosher, F. H. S. '36, substitute--and Miss Skillin is attending a meeting of Home Economics teachers in Keene, N. H. VVe are looking forward to baseball, spring dances, graduation, and bravely hoping final exams won't come. Once again we close-and the LAUREL goes to press. SCHOOL OF TODAY School is work, School is play, School is happily living From day to day. School is lessons, Study and hooks, Delving for knowledge In hidden nooks. School is friendships, Fun, and good times, With new friends, old friends, And people of all kinds. School is a wealth, A score of things, French verbs, syntax, History dates and kings. Wonderful school days! Will they become a blur, When they aren't days to come But days that were? Ioyce Streeter -'46 -A' v ir LAUREL 'A' l i BOYS' BASKE'l'l4Al.l. Seated fleft to rightj: R. Morrill, R. Hodgkins, L. Davis, I.. Churchill, D. Stanley Back row: XV. Nies, R. Roy, B. Wcymuutli, ID. Green, R. Titcmnlw, Coach Warren Pearl FOOTBALL Coach: Mr. Pearl Manager: Glen Stowe Asst. Manager: Alan Keith GAME SCORE UriTsT.xND1No PLAYER ox Frzrmirzgtorz Opponent PLM' Mexico U 21 Richard Green Kents Hill 6 - 6 Kendall scored on third play of the game 'Skowhegan 0 - 14 Kendall and Besson VVilton 0 - 35 Hodgkins Madison 0 - 13 Towle and Collette VVinthrop 13 - 6 Churchill Kents Hill 45 - 0 Whole team Because of the lack of experienced players, Farmington started the season poorly. The team improved rapidly, however, as is shown .by the fact that in the second game of the year we tied lients Hill 6-6. and the last game of the season. again with Kents Hill, turned out to he a slaughter with Farmington winning 45-U. BASKETBALL Coach: Mr. Pearl Manager: Maynard Towle ciAlNIli SCORE Farmingzofz Opponent .Xt Livermore Falls 37 - 30 At lay 45 - 17 At Skowhegan 39 - 21 Fairlield 23 - 36 'li At Rangeley 22 - 10 At Madison 39 - 50 'F lay 37 15 Rents Hill 58 - 34 Livermore Falls 38 - 35 'A' LAUREL 'A' GIRLS' BASKETBALL Seated Cleft to rightjz D. Comstock, M. Deroche, E. Simpson, I. Taylor, R. Gile, I. Wilson Back row: P. Frary, II. Blanchard. C. Huart, M. Tardy, V. Tardy, M. Bradley, E. Compton, E. Russell XVilton 37 - 33 At Mexico 48 - 32 Rangeley 49 - 15 At Fairheld 32 - 68 3' Skowhegan 31 - 26 At VVilton 38 - 37 Mexico 33 - 24 At Kents Hill 43 - 18 Madison 45 - 25 694 526 'I Loss FRANKLIN COUNTY TOURNAMENT Stratton 62 - 23 Strong 44 - 21 Kingfield 57 - 25 Although but one regular from last year's team returned, the Greyhounds enjoyed a very successful season. With Hodgkins and Church- ill at guards. Davis at center, and Morrill and Stanley in the forward positions. we finished the regular season with a 15-3 record. In the annual Franklin County Tournament, our opponents, Stratton, Strong, and Kingheld, were subdued rather easily to give Farmington the championship. Next year's team should be even better, since no regulars and only two substitutes will be graduated. VVINTER SPORTS Coach: Mr. Gould Although a winter sports team was not or- ganized, a small group of boys participated in two meets. In the First meet at Iay the team placed third among the seven schools taking part. D. Green placed lst in the 100 yd. snowshoe dash and 2nd in the snowshoe cross-country. L. Whit- ney placed 4th in the 100 yd. ski dash. R. I-Iotlgkins. L. VVhitney, B. Vxfeymouth, and D. Green placed 4th in the medley relay. Results at the VVilton meet were better, how- ever. with the team placing second. D. Green placed lst in the 100 yd. snowshoe dash and lst in the snowshoe cross-country. R. Green placed 2nd in the 100 yd. ski dash and 3rd in the 100 yd. snowshoe dash. B. VVeymoutb, R. Green, L. NVhitney, and D. Green placed 2nd in the medley relay. Others who competed in one or both meets were R. Morrill, S. Ellsworth, R. Hodgkins, VV. Gile, I. Gordon, and G. Greenwood. i' LAUREL The LAUREL is honored to devote this page of its 1945 issue to the poetry of Rachel E. Luce '46, for her outstanding work in creative writing. WINTER'S AUSTERE SONG QPrize poemj "' The clear-cut pallid moon rides high- She is convoyed by a daring silver star Upon a sea that is bluer than The daylight brings. The world is meek and far. The Padesoy islands toss and shift From pillowed floating knolls and placid moors To stoic monsters of the deep NVith lighted edges rhythmic on their shores. The friendlcss moon grins down and is Unheeded by the everchanging drifts. She hears the Winter's austere song- Unsaddled wind that rudely, grayly, lifts. A stallion white-insane with snow- With fiery breath of ice and frosty eye, He stamps in swirls from writhing drifts, His neigh meets angry winds and rises high. Above the crust and glowing road, A nameless stream, stark white, the cruel moon Rides on and laughs at shivering trees Below the hill. Wild voices brag in tune. 'First prize, three dollars, from 60 entries submitted by 14 Maine high schools in the first creative project sponsored by the Poetry Fellowship of Maine, 1945. SHALLOW CUP C Honorable mention? "' Again the April tune for you With fragrant cups set just for two? Or empty shores where bitter lie Old anguishes that you and I Have known to haunt our avenue? If disillusion can subdue, Or tears corrode the April new, Of shallow love, I will not try Again. I don't regret the heart I knew For this will be a clouded view, When youth and you have both passed by. Yet Q- am I sure I shall not cry, If you come bearingbranch of rue, Again? s I' C11 Honorable mention in the rondeau writing proj- -ect of the members of the Maine Poetry Fellowship for the 1945 winter seminar. QD Honorable mention in 1945 anthology of National High School Poetry Ass'n. 36 CYPRESS Not when the valley echoes die, While crimson trails a misty sky, You speak to me. The cypress weighs Upon my heartg no more the Mays Of spring's full flush. What can belong To me but your unspoken song? MASTERPIECE OF FLAME Scarred is the valley, masterpiece of Flame- Widowed branches droop, stoic at the sight Of Haming ribbons raveled in the ashes To the wailing of a somber keen. Smoky incense, rising from the dark soil, Gives impressions of the specter Death. From the hillside, peaceful woodlands Cringe aghast at charred comrades. Tomorrow, sun and rain and air will Remember this and will soothe the weariness. But years will pass before the Shadow Becomes Life once more. THE TRESPASSER The call of lark is haunting wings From silent incense of the woodg Sun is brushing low against The cellar base where once there stood A naked kingdom. Stones are dead, And roses wild have conquered here Where some young lad sat by a door, Saw passing hours, knew not this year Of hearts inured to grief and storm, Knew not the careless mind half-grown, Knew not the trespasser who stalked Across the years that we have known. Will some one find again the trail Across the pasture in a day Of crowning oaks and call of lark, When we and hate have passed away? LAVENDER This quaint carved bottle dipped with scent Of lavender and snuggled deep Within a rosewood box, was meant To rest with grandma's wedding cake, By wisps of candle fog and lace. Even Patience, finding her romance, Her flowers, fading, touched her face With sweet perfume and smiled again. LAUREL eww Bright is the ring of words When the right man rings them. 37 Robert Louis Stevenson 'A' LAU REL i' 911. ect AN OLD-TIME AMERICAN' URING the early part of the Civil War there lived in the small farming com- munity of Bingham, Maine, a young man and his wife who were fortunate in having five young sons. The low rambling farmhouse was flanked with pine trees, the smell of which permeated the house along with the fragrance of freshly baked bread. The large kitchen with its huge stove was the scene of many happy evenings for the family. The father, Cyrus, would rise before daybreak every morning, build the fire and go out into the barn to do the chores by lantern light. Meanwhile, his wife, Abbey, would busy herself with the morning's work, the care of the children and endless other tasks known only to the farmer's wife. After the chores were done, the father would yoke his oxen to go out to plow the gently sloping fields which bordered the build- ings. The older boys would oftimes follow their father into the fields and he would give them the privilege of riding on the plow. Their days were filled with contentment, peace and happiness in spite of the horrors of the Civil War which was raging then in the South. Then one day the pattern of their lives was changed. The dark clouds of war settled down around them. One morning as Cyrus was till- ing the mellow sod he was besieged by his troubled thoughts. While he and his beloved family lived in peace and happiness, others were struggling to free themselves from the shackles which bound them. He began to realize that his sons could not know the free- dom and contentment that he had always known until slavery in America should perish. Although the sun was high in the sky he un- yoked the oxen and drove them to the barn. From the window his wife saw his approach. Her heart tightened with fear for she intuitively knew that something was wrong. She hurried l a story or an experi- lifc. This incident, ago, makes me really uncle, for I truly feel " At some time every child hears ence which impresses him for which my father told me so long proud that Cyrus Gilbert was my he is a real American. to the door shouting hysterically, "What's the matter? Are you hurt? " Cyrus, gently calm- ing her fears and assuring her that he was all right, led his oxen to their stalls and then led his wife into the spacious kitchen, motioning her to sit opposite him in one of the comfort- able rocking chairs. Then in a calm but reso- lute voice he proceeded to explain to her the reason for his strange behavior. "Don't be alarmed, dear," he said, " but this morning while I was ploughing in the fields, I began to realize that though we are far removed from the battlefields, the future of our country and all the people who live in it depends upon each and every one of us. ,I cannot ignore this and continue living with a clear conscience, know- ing I did not do my partf, At this point one of the boys climbed upon his knee and as he stroked his curly hair he said, " Abbey, I know that I must go for some time in the future this child will look into my face with wondering eyes and say, KFather, where did you fight in the War of the States? ' l' Next morning mid his wifeis concealed emo- tion he said good-bye to the home and family he loved so well. He went directly to the town officers entrusting them with the financial care of his family promising to repay them upon his return. Then with sober heart he made his way to Skowhegan, a distance of nearly forty miles, on foot. He was immediately accepted into the Great Northern Army in which he served for three long years. I am sure if you could visit the homes of his grandchildren you would find enshrined in their hearts the memory of their grandfather- a real, old-time American. Glennis York l46 " EASIER " SAID THAN DONE - HERE is a man on our street who has a pair of horses and who does odd iobs with them. One winter when he hauled wood for our neighbor, I rode back and forth to the woods with him. This was several years ago, and I used to think it was quite simple to drive horses. He had only to cluck a " coupla 'l times and the horses would start, they obeyed every command as if they knew what were coming. On hills they stopped and rested by themselves. It was just as if they could read his mind. 38 I ir LAUREL if This fall the dressing had to be hauled out of the barn, so I was elected a committee of one by popular vote of my father, whereupon our neighbor obligingly allowed us the use of his team. I sat on the seat like a king on his throne only not with quite the same success. I clucked for ten minutes, more or less, but still we sat there. The horses never moved. I could-a been in Italy just as well as Farming- ton. They ignored all commands forward, so I screeched with all my might, in refined lan- guage, it being Sunday, and we began to move at the terrific rate of two and one-half miles per hour. The next problem was to get the cart backed into the shed. I got the horses backing in the general direction of the shed and turned around to see if I were going to make it. I did, but not to the door. Instead, theiside of the shed splintered the whole length of the casings. I tried this maneuver from the seat many times, missing the mark each time. Finally, I got down and lcd the horses by the halter into the shed and got the cart loaded. I then started out to spread the dressing on the Helds. There was just one little obstacle. This was getting down a hill, which had been plowed across, not up and down to make nice ruts, but bumps. Remembering how my friend had said " Easy there ,' and how the horses had, oh, so cautiously, picked their way down the hill, I said, " Easy theref, But not so you'd notice it! Immediately they struck into a gallop and away we went down what seemed at that time the side of a mountain. The wheels were conveniently placed on the cart so they went up and down in the ruts and I did likewise. The body must have been put on with tacks and hairpins for the back of the side boards kept hitting me in the back and knocking me practically under the horses' feet. All my "VVhoasl " were of the smallest conse- quence in the world. Well, we finally reached bottom. And I fully realized that driving horses is no " cinch U but takes more than just watching to acquire ex- perience. If you don't believe it, you try it. Lawrence Churchill '46 THE HARD WAY AVE you ever had the experience of try- ing to get on a horse, to stay on a horse, and to stop a horse for the first time? Well, I found all three to be very great accomplish- ments, but from my experiences I found the first of these-getting on a horse for the first time-was by far the worst. This proved to be an experience I never shall forget. I put my foot in the stirrup and tried to get up on the horse as Roy Rogers does it in the movies, but was the result the same? No! In- stead of landing nonchalantly on the horse, Roy Rogers style, I found myself sitting on a rock beside him while the horse looked on with that cool, amused expression only a horse can wear. After nursing my injuries, I looked the situ- ation over and decided that I had tried mount- ing from the wrong side of the horse. This time I knew I had it right. I put my right foot in the stirrup and gave a mighty heave and there I was! I reached for the reins. Imagine my surprise when I confronted the horse's tail. Fortunately the horse was the quiet " dead head type " and only looked at me as much as to say, " You fool, you're on back side to." This was almost more than I could bear. It's had enough to look stupid to a fellow human, but when a horse begins to show you up, let me tell you, you feel like a donkey! I thought I would do a right about face in the saddle without dismounting. I twisted and turned and approached the accomplishments of a contortionist, but all in vainl It 'could not be done! By this time my clothes were twisted result of my fall was causing me a and the good bit of discomfort. I knew that if I ever myself in a riding position on that did find horse I'd surely never be able to ride that day. slid to the ground over the horse's Sadly, I rear, gave a last, longing look into the creature's eyes, and went to the house completely discour- aged. ,W Corinne Hardy '46 WHY FELLOWS QUIT FOOTBALL NE thing that annoys me Cand quite a few othefs I don't mentionj is those prima donnas"ih:ft are always late for football practice. They may never he late for a date or i' LAUREL i' for a dance but for football practice-always. They slow things down. If there were more of us so we could get along without them they would come on time, but it takes twenty-two men for a scrimmage, and though we should have thirty at least, we have only twenty-five out for football. There are those fellows too that are so wise. These " prima donnas " have an answer for any criticism the coach may make. "I couldn't help it 'i -"I slipped 'i or some other excuse. Instead of throwing a good block they dive and their man gets away and makes the tackle, then they say they slipped! I suppose everybody knows that football teams have manaers. Well, anyway, they do. Now the managers of our football team get let- ters, or expect to, but with every privilege there goes responsibility, and for the manager this should mean heating hot water for showers, doing odd jobs and keeping the clubhouse clean. Now it seems to me that our managers take turns in being absent, so usually we have no hot water and maybe you can guess how a fellow feels if after at least two hours of practice there is no hot water to remove sweat and smell. Last but not least there are those who are continually "borrowing" I don't mind mak- ing loans but usually you don't know that Pat is going to wear your stockings until you see them on him, or that Mike is going to use your towel until you End it damp. Sure it's fun, but it could be more sol George Besson '45 911. Reality. Clarence Hiscock F llC U. S. S. - L. S. M. 166 clo Fleet Post Ollice San Francisco, Calif. V-MAII3 fPrize letter, "' DEAR BUD, lust lately I've been thinking a lot about this " all out " war effort we hear so much about. I never have found out the exact meaning of those words " all out," but the past two years have taught me a great deal about them. You see, we've been doing much more as far as the war effort is concerned the last couple of years. We've reserved a day for the sale of bonds and stamps, and with the money we have received from them we've purchased three jeeps and a Held ambulance. Last year the total amount we raised from the sale of bonds and stamps was l55320.70, but we already have a good start for this year-352702.00 Then last year, too, we held Scotch Auctions for the bene- Ht of the Red Cross. You'd have enjoyed them a lot, Bud, because some mighty surprising things were auctioned off-for example, a puppy, a quart of cream, and believe it of not, a full pound of sugar. We had drives for the Salvation Army and local War Chest too. Oh, yes, I can't forget to mention that Farm- ington High was among the first 500 schools in the nation to receive the Music War Council citation. VVe were also the first school in the state to receive this honor. You'd really be proud of good old F. I-I. S., Bud, and believe me, we'll keep on doing what we can to bring all you fellas back sooner. Love, Morna. "State prize for Maine in National V-Mail contest, in reply to " What wc here at home are doing to bring you back sooner." HOW TO KEEP PRICES DOWN CPrize Essayj "' HIS problem of inflation is one of the big- gest problems that faces the United States today. Only we the people can solve it! You ask the question, " Are there not any ceiling prices?" The answer is yes. But unfortu- nately everyone doesn't heed them. Also as we buy more and more goods which we could do without, prices just naturally rise. Another thing is that more people are earning more money, thus they buy more. If more money were saved instead of being spent foolishly, it would help price control very much. When people like an article, they all buy it as long as they have plenty of money. In this way it be- 'First prize essay, three dollars, in the community project connected with the anti-inflation campaign, sponsored by the Price Panel of the local Ration Board. 'k LAUREL 'lr comes hard to get until the price is tremendous. This results in people's wanting more wages. This keeps repeating until it results in inflation. VV hen the soldiers come back from overseas and return to civilian life, they won't have much money with which to start. If prices are sky- high, whom will they blame? Yes, it will be you, because you are the ones who have started inflation. Have you ever stopped to think that your boy may come home to this? Now that you think about it, doesn't it make you feel a little guilty? After all we don't need a new suit just because someone else has one. It's no sign that we should buy one. Ceiling prices should all be observed. If you go into a store and there are no ceiling prices listed, you should ask to see them. If your storekeeper has made a mistake in them, he should be reminded and the mistake corrected. But if he is disobeying the ceiling prices on pur- pose, he should be reported to the nearest ration board. Black market is very tempting when you haven't had a steak for a long time and are all out of points. But you are paying more than ceiling prices, and the meat is usually unin- spected. This meat may be very unhealthy to eat. Then maybe you want a little gas to cruise around on. You have been earning good money so you can afford to pay a dollar or two per gallon. But did you ever stop to think that the gas may be " high-jacked " from some essential users, or even may be taken from the armed forces? Many second hand articles now cost more than when they were new. If you don't need them, why buy them? And if you don't buy so many high priced things, the demands lessen. Thus the prices go down instead of up. If you save your money now, it will not only help to keep prices down, but a dollar in the future may have four or five times the value of one now. Did you ever stop to think that in the future you can buy more and better things?'s all do what we can to prevent inflation and follow these rules: flj don't buy unneces- sary thingsg C21 donit pay more than ceiling prices: f3j save your money and don't waste it, fill don't patronize the Black Market. If everyone follows these rules, it should help to keep prices down. Why have a depression when it can be prevented? You won't regret it in the future if you follow these rules now. So let's all follow them to the best of our ability. Herbert Wing '47 in Zcmcy. THE CURSE OF THE CHINA PIG SAT in Doc Blaine's outer office listening to the uniform ticking of the old office clock. I glanced at my watch. It was 2:30. It had been almost twenty minutes since the nurse had put her head out the door and said only a few minutes more. I picked up a magazine and tried to read but my thoughts were else- where, so I tossed it back on the bookcase. I leaned back in my chair and studied the words on the other office door. Dr. P. W. Blaine Physician and Surgeon The words kept racing through my mind. Dr. P. VV. Blaine, Physician and surgeon. But my case was a mental one, not a physical one. How could Doc Blaine help me? We had been friends for many years now and Doc under- stood all emotions from love to hatred, he was the only chance to help me overcome this thing. Suddenly the ofhce door opened and a little old man came out followed by the nurse. He was a mysterious looking character with snow- white hair, bushy eyebrows and bright blue eyes. He wore an old faded blue suit and a shabby overcoat. He nervously turned his hat in one hand. But as Doc called after him in an admonishing tone, " Now you be sure to follow my directions,', the old man meekly promised. Some way I was comforted. Then the nurse motioned for me to come into the office. I slowly got up from my chair and for a split second I wanted to call the whole thing off. But my feet kept walking into the office. Doc was smiling behind his desk. He stopped though when he saw the worried look on my face. Doc was a middle-aged man with soft gray eyes and light brown hair with an occasional 'A' LAUREL 'A' gray one here and there. His face was kind and understanding - the face of the true physician. " Have a chair, Dave," he said and motioned for me to sit down. "So you're going to be rich in a few days, Dave. Gosh, I wish I had an uncle to leave me 558,000 when he diedf, " It is pretty nice," I confessed, " but remem- ber I don't get the money if I go insane. Re- member-my wife gets it then." VVe both laughed and Doc informed me I had been insane ever since he had known me. Then Doc got serious and asked me what the trouble was. " It can't be your Aunt Hannah," he asserted. "Everybody knows her trouble came on as the result of a fallf, So then I began to tell him what had hap- pened three nights before. "I was returning home from the office. It was pouring rain and thundering and lightning continuously. I was walking along Commerce Street when in a Hash I saw a dark figure run across the street crying "Fire! Fire!" I started running too, and sure enough, a house down the street was all ablaze. Instantly a crowd gathered. Some- one called the fire department. There was a line of men formed and they started passing some of the furnishings from the house. I stepped in line and for twenty minutes I passed books, chairs, clothing, dishes and countless senseless things. Finally someone passed me a china pig. I laughed and said, 'What a thing to save from a fire! I I handed it to the man next to me but he refused to take it. " ' What's the matter? ' I asked him. ' Come on, take it, quick. You're holding up the line.' But the man refused to touch it. " ' Haven,t you heard? I he snapped. 'This is the home of that crazy guy from Persia and there is a curse on that china pig you hold there in your hand.' "I glanced at the little creature. It was the cutest toy pig I ever saw. It looked almost real. "I told the man he was crazy and I didn't believe in curses. lust then a fireman came running up to us and said the man from Persia and his whole family had perished in the fire. He told us not to bother with any more of the stuff. We obeyed willingly enough and the line immediately broke up. The man next to me said in a low voice almost a whisper, ' The curse is-whoever has the pig in his hand after its master's death will have to keep it, and within four days he will go insane and die.' "I told the man my mind was too strong to believe in such junk, but I would keep the pig and see what happened. A "I took it home and showed it to my wife. When I related to her what the man had told me she grew white with fear and told me to get rid of it as quickly as possible because she knew the wife of this man from Persia and it was all absolutely true. Then she gave me a second look, this time more strange than the first. L' That same night I took the china pig and went to a tea shop, ostensibly for lunch. But when I finished I left the china pig in my chair and quickly hurried away. When I arrived home an hour later I found my wife just taking off her fur coat we had had such an argument over. She said she had been next door to see how old Mrs. Graves was. When I went into the bedroom and started to undress, there on my dresser was the china pig. I was frightened. The next day I took a taxi over Britain Bridge and threw the china pig into the river, but when I reached home near supper time and opened the ice-box door for a bite, there to my horror was the china pig. I called Nora, my wife. She, too, was frightened and appeared very upset. The afternoon of the second day I took the china pig and threw it into the back of a junk cart, determined to be rid of it. But upon reaching home, I found once again that china pig sitting on my dresser. Overcome by fear, I threw the pig on the floor where it broke into a thousand pieces. I swept them up in a dustpan and threw them into the waste. But that night when I went into my bedroom there again was the china pig. " So, Doc, lim frightened and I've only one day to dispose of the cursed thing before I go insane and die." Blaine scratched his head and smiled. Doc " Well, I'll tell you, Dave. When I was a boy I used to be pretty good at solving mysteries. I tell you what you do. Take the china pig and again dispose of it. At least that's what I want you to tell your wife, but you will really t LAUREL 'A' give the pig to me. Go home and tell your wife you've taken care of it this time for good but don't tell her what you did with it." " But, Doc," I interrupted, "I canit let you have the china pig because you'll go crazy and die as I am supposed to.', "Nonsense!" he cried, " go home quickly and bring me the pig and come to my office tomorrow morning." I did what Doc had asked me to do but the next morning I found another pig on my dresser. And I immediately told Doc what I had found. Doc smiled and said, "lust as I thought. You see, Dave, someone has been re- placing the china pig. We now have two china pigs instead of one-the one I have and the one just put in your bedroom. And, Dave, if you will go into the toy shop on Tenth Street ou will find a few pigs there like this one. A few pigs your wife didn't buy to replace those you destroyed. Yes, you see, Dave, your wife wanted you to think you were crazy and if you could be made crazy your wife would be a very rich woman." I went home sad and speechless. Five days later, though, Doc Blaine was found dead in his office and beside him lay a china pig. Madeline Williams '46 THE STORY OF SNOWUS AND FROSTE SNOWUS, a handsome lad of Ithaca, was very much in love with a beautiful maiden named Froste. Now they were going to be married but Froste's parents were much opposed to the idea, frequently, however, the couple met secretly. One night they planned a meeting, but Tat- leous, a cloud nymph, overheard the conversa- tion and set about to make trouble. Hastily she related what she had heard. Froste's father, upon hearing this, set out to slay Snowus. After having arrived at the meet- ing place he was about to slay Snowus when Iupiter, looking down out of the heavens and taking pity on him, snatched him up into the heavens. Snowus, lonely for Froste and very sad, be- came very weak and died. His body was dis- solved and he was dropped out in the form of Hakes, later called snowHakes. Y Now Froste on earth was very sad and she longed for her loved one. At last she lay on the ground and prayed to the gods to die. At last Deathylie granted her wish and she sank into the ground, chilling it with her cold body as she descended. This later became known as frost. Every year when winter rules the earth, snow- flakes drop out of the sky, frost freezes the ground, and Snowus and Froste are said to be meeting each other. George Berry '48 GOODMORNING, GOODAFTERNOON, AND GOODEVENING! OH, why can't I sleep? Sleep just one night without hearing the crash, bang, and rattle of a large, hot, and noisy kitchen. Couldn't I just close my eyes and peacefully rest and still not be dressed in a stiff black and white uniform carrying shiny silver trays. My heavy eyelids droop - they are nearly shut. Slowly walks across my half-sleeping mind, the eleven people I must serve each day. First the frail old lady with a cane, who insists on having her Salisbury steak well-done. Then the man who always must have more lobster. "Goodmorning, goodafternoon, and goodeven- ing! " again and again each day. My eyelids flutter, open, and then close. Bright red lob- sters rise from their white platters and step gin- gerly along a pathway to the dining-room. Fried clams waltz crisply behind, then halibut, haddock and tuna swim lazily by in golden parsley butter. Now the vegetable salads ap- pear. Carrots tall and straight march along, red tomatoes bounce merrily after and then green lettuce comes crunching close behind. 'K Oh, yes, Goodevening, sir. Yes, it is a lovely day for sailingf, Rattling silverware-clink- ing ice glasses-swishing, swinging doors. " One bacon and eggs Csunny-side-upj. Two ham omelets. Coming uplv My head is twirling - order slips, more order slips - breakfast, luncheon, and dinner-oh-why must people eat? My shoulder aches from heavy trays, my arms are tired from pushing door after door open. Couldn't I sleep-a while-and forget this tiresome work, until another time? Ioline Wilson '46 'k LAUREL if TO BE A SCHIAPERELLI HAT! I wisl-I I could be a fascinating hat, well- known as the " Wartime Creation " of the unique i designer, Schiaperelli. l'd have a fuchsia brim twelve inches wide, so that if it rained my mistress could turn me down and let the rain drip off. She could also turn me up when the wind blew to give the hurricane effect or use me for a shopping basket upon occasion. On the crown, four inches high, l'd have a yel- low nest with wine birds that would move their heads to predict the weather. Oh, yes, I almost forgot, I'd have a brilliant red feather that would curve down around from my back to my mistress's double chin. To continue, I would like to be bought by Mrs. Van Cherry Cherry. You know, one of those fabulous hat lovers. The First day she wore me, I know she would do the most devastating thing. She would jab a pin right into my back. I would get my revenge though. While she was sitting with her admirer, lid act just like a jumping box. I'd push my luscious feather right into his handsome face every time she turned around. I believe it would irritate him so and he'd give her such mortifying looks that even my gorgeous birds would twitter. If my mistress walked down the street, all of the men would look at me with disgust. I believe the critics would squeal too, for I would be simply the cynosure of all eyes. But I wouldn't mind. lust being " me M isn't too bad, but oh, to be a Schiaperelli hat! Ieanne Robinson '48 I WISH I WERE I wrsu I were a revolver. Now wait! Don't get the idea that I want to kill peaceful ani- mals. I certainly don't wish to be as ruthless and cruel as that. I would like to be owned by a man who would know how to use me and care for me. I wish to be a reliable and constant compan- ion to my owner. Not a thing to be tucked away and then to be brought out on special occasions either as a show piece or to perform some ignoble act, such as putting to rest an ever faithful but old and useless animal. Neither do I wish to be used merely for target practice. Oh, horrible thought! Leave this for a revolver with less high and ambitious ideas. I wish to state here that I would have no part in being the kind of revolver to be tucked under a pillow by a squeamish old maid to be pulled out at the slightest noise, with my owner's not possessing the remotest idea of how to use me. To belong to a cocky young swain is far from my ambition too. I loathe the sight of young fellows whose one idea with a revolver is to go around shooting it hit-or-miss with no aim or purpose-an idea probably picked up from the Saturday night VVestern shows. The policeman on the beat I should scorn as readily as the others. How purposefully he would carry me around, but how very seldom use mel Nct one of the above type of owners would appcal to me. My mind runs on a much higher level. I wish I were the most important of all fire arms-the revolver of a professional gangster! Doris Hardy '47 an SD,wuuLptiu.e new PARALLEL PICTURE fto Dickens' " Breaking of the Wine Cask "Q SMALL weatherbeaten sailing vessel which some minutes before had sev- ered unseen away from its mooring, swung around in the mid-day sun to suit the wind's desire and clumsily gained momentum straight toward the destitute district of the sea-port town. Now it lay capsized, still trembling from the shock of the crash, partly beneath an old wooden dock, partly in the shadows of the dingy warehouse and surrounding buildingsg partly in the struggling sunlight, and partly submerged in the polluted water. Its cargo of fruit and merchandise was strewn everywhere, balancing on and wedged among the splinted wreckage: rolling on the dock in tar and gravel, bobbing about at the surface of the waterg and quite vast quantities of water- soaked bakery products and fruit were netted in the sails, half submerged beneath the water, amid swarms of tiny minnows. This may have 'A' LAUREL i' been the loot of some smugglers, but it made very little difference to the inhabitants of this down-trodden district. At any rate the response came in great mul- titudes, not unlike an immigration of rats. Per- haps the first to respond had been the deadest old "codger," the warehouse watchman, who was startled from his doze atop the hogshead. Yes, he got the first orange, but, close at his heels, appeared whiskered men and haggard women, dirty and ragged, followed by still more destitute children, running, wailing, falling, reaching, striving, and fighting, not as foes but related strangers, crazed in greed. They clam- bored and tumbled among the wreckage to get the food, clung to the sail, and those who were unfortunate were pushed into the water for the sake of more room. Everything edible was devoured-devoured clean from the obstruc- tion it lay upon-and the " vermin " returned to their ratholes, wondering if their beady eyes would ever witness another feast. Certainly the four who had not returned from the onrush would not. Nevertheless, the watchman re- sumed his doze contentedly, warmed by the same sun that shines upon the rest of the world. Richard Neil '47 1. THE OLD COUNTRY STORE IT is Saturday evening and you enter the store perhaps to get a loaf of bread and a spool of thread or an ax handle. You lift the dilapi- dated, weather-beaten latch and throw your en- tire strength against the weighted door. It slowly creeps open, then shuts as slowly 'as it opens. You have entered. The air is a mixture of tobacco smoke and the unique smell of the new work clothes piled high upon the tables. You wait in line for your turn, which may come tonight and may not. Around the only stove there are four men sitting, maybe you know them. There are two oldish men sitting near at hand, one on an unopened crate of oranges, the other on a nail keg. They are deep within their checker game. You get a loaf of not too freshly made bread, then walk around to the thread counter. The light is not good over here. A bulb has been burned and no one has replaced it. As you see this, you also notice a spool of twine attached fast to the ceiling, bot- tom side up, with the end of the twine run through two or three pulleys to make it more convenient for the storekeeper when he wraps a package. Here comes " Lye." He has one arm with a hook in the end of it-that is why he works here. You notice the graying waves of his hair as he stoops to pull out the drawer of thread. You want a certain shade of green. He has four shades but not the right one. You choose the nearest to the sample that you have. You move slowly towards the door. The foggy smoke swirls through to escape as you go out, then slowly settles again as you latch the door. Genella Moore '45 CHRISTMAS MORNING AT OUR HOUSE CHRISTLIAS morning at our house is always a delightful morning of madness. First comes breakfast, which is enjoyed by none because of too much candy eating before that hour. After the biggest portion of the food has been cleared away there is a wild scamper to the liv- ing room. My younger cousins, never satisfied with anything this early in the morning any- way, are having a delightful quarrel with one another. All this time Aunt Cora and mother are dec- orating or undecorating the tree. " VVell, I don't think that bell looks so well way up on that branch as it does on this one," or " Cora, youire certainly not going to decorate the top as much as you did last year, are you? " Out in the dining room the men are still sit- ting around the table telling " deer " stories. No one believes them but they are interested just the same. All this continues until the mid- dle of the morning. Then it happens. The room groans as its furniture is torn and its rugs pushed up. What a scramble to see what Santa Claus has brought! The bedlam is quieted only when dinner is served at twelve-thirty. Then all gather at the table while father asks the blessing on our Christmas feast. Robert Suomi '47 'Ir LAUREL 'A' "PLL STAY IN MAINE " You suggested that I should come to the city and find work and share your apartment. Sure, I bet I could find a job with good wages in no time at all, but I can't leave Maine. You see, Maine is my home, always has been. I was born here and have always lived here. No, I could never stay away from Maine for long. I'd miss the early morning's sun streaming in the window while I gulped down my break- fast. And after a busy day I'd like to see the redness of the sky in the west as old "Sol,' sinks to rest behind the mountains. What would I do if I had to see your gray, smoke- filled skies whenever I glanced out of the win- dows, instead of our blue skies and forest-cov- ered mountains? And there is the matter of the 'A great out- doors." In the winter there are weekends on the farm skiing, and the skating parties, and waking up on a cold, frosty morning to see everything covered with a fresh white blanket of snow. I would miss the night breeze that rustles over the meadow in the summer, the fire- flies winking and flirting. with one another. No, thank you, maybe I'll come for a short visit with you until I get tired of the noise and humdrum of the city. Then Iill come back to the quietness of Maine, my home. Marie Lugar '47 GRANDFATHER'S CAMP AT the foot of a hill by the shore of a peace- ful lake is Grandfather's summer camp nestled in a grove of pine trees. This log camp of Grandfather's has an oversized living-room de- signed just as he wanted it with model sail- boats, stuffed animals and of course numerous pairs of antlers mounted on the knotty pine walls. The old-fashioned fireplace is made from rocks that Grandfather has gathered from here and there. Iust point to any stone in the fire- place and he can tell you just where it came from. On the mantelpiece above the fireplace are several quaint objects that Grandfather is quite proud of. There is an odd pair of hand carved black-walnut candlesticks, and a very old pewter coffee-pot. Over in the corner by the window stands an old " grandfather " clock that solemnly ticks the hours by. And of course Grandfather's camp wouldn't be com- plete without an overstuffed barrel-chair by the reading table where he can sit enjoying his pipe, and read the latest 'K Hunting and Fish- ing." Ioyce Foss '46 A PASSERBY A GENTLEMAN of elephantine proportions came rolling down the street like a lugger un- der full sail. His flaming red face was nearly submerged in the enveloping fat about his shoulders. A shiny black derby was perched at a precarious angle on his head. Over his enormous frame was stretched a black, well- groomed suit, looking as if it would burst its seams at the slightest provocation. In one ham- like fist was clutched a stout cane that bent alarmingly whenever he imposed his weight upon it. Now and then as he braked to a halt in front of store windows, he would tap his cane nervously on the pavement. George Greenwood '47 .9,n REPORTS FROM READING DAYS- PRO AND CON I enjoyed the essay Time to Light the Fur- nace by Christopher Morley. The author's writings are humorous and rather true to life. I like writings that are funny, especially during war time. We need something to take our minds 03 our troubles. Wilma Kyes '45 reading Walt Whitman's the Learn'd Astronomer, Noiselefs Patient Spider. These showed his feelings for Nature and the last one had a spiritual quality. Pauline Phillips '45 I also enjoyed When I Heard Miracles, and A VVhat little I read in Iohn Broufn's Body soon convinced me to stop. I think it was written for older people. On the other hand, Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven is very readable, Words within a line often rhyme giving it a swinging melody. The poem is easily understood. The 'lr LAUREL ir book The Delaware gives an exact account of life along that river - simple facts that are often humorous. Examples: "Gangsters held a healthy hatred for each other " and " The police force realizing the hopelessness of inter- fering had hastily moved off to patrol the most distant section of their district." Maurice Walker '45 I read The Devil ana' Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benet. It was interesting and on the weird side. Although it is highly imaginative, it shows you how the people of New Hampshire worshipped Daniel Webster and had faith to believe he could do anything, even prevent that most dreaded misfortune, the foreclosure of a mortgage. lean Carter '45 I chose In Schoolday: by Iohn Greenleaf Whittier and enjoyed it much. I found it quite typical of today. An example of its time- lessness is the carvings and drawing on the desks. We are reminded nearly every day by our teachers to watch our pencils. Another example was the little girl and boy romance. He uses some very picturesque description too as in the first stanza: Still sits the schoolhouse by the road, A ragged beggar sunning, Around it still the sumachs grow, The blackberry vines are creeping. After reading this poem I feel quite sure I should like to read more of Whittier. Pauline Berry '45 VVe read parts of three works by Washington Irving. I didn't like any of them. There was too much description and too little action for me. As the period ended, we were starting on Mark Twain's About Barbers, which seemed more promising. George Besson '45 Shirley O'Donal read aloud to our group. She read My Financial Career by Stephen Lea- cock, A Tulip Garden by Amy Lowell, Nature? Friend by William Davies, and Miracles by Walt Whitman, which I liked best. He brings out the working people, and their happiness, as in I Hear America Singing. He tells of how he thinks the trees, the ocean and the people and their work are like miracles. I like Walt Whitman more every time I read one of his writings. Vivien Bachelder '46 The Devil and Tom Walker by Irving is based on a story said to have taken place in Boston about 1727. The story is largely legend and is extremely good reading. The author is rather " long winded " in respect to long sen- tences and description, but he writes vividly making Tom, his wife, and the " Black Woods- man " very real. Anyone who likes to read legends of early days will find this such as he'll always remember. Ruth Gile '46 As I finished reading Alexander Pushkin's beloved poem Autumn, I acquired a sincere ap- preciation for Russian writers. They have breathed into their writings their frustrated hopes and prayers from long years of oppression and hardship. Only since Russia's recent awakening have her poets injected any humor into their writing. This Russian autumn is typical of any autumn-the frozen road, the last lingering leaf and frozen pond could be our own American autumn. Glennis York '46 The short story which I read and greatly en- joyed was The Naughty Boy by Anton Chekov, one of Russia's best known writers. I enjoyed this because it wasn't the typical story of gloom and misery but a truthful and human story about a courted young lady's little brother-a subject of universal and fervent interest. Chekov has pictured the extortionate little ras- cal who will be recognized by practically every big sister and prospective brother-in-law in this wide world. In the end he is justly punished, and the story concludes with the lovers pulling the scoundrel's ears. Robert Masterman '46 ir LAUREL 'lr WHAT THE IDYLL OF "LANCELOT AND ELAINE " HAS MEANT TO ME THE idyll " Lancelot and Elaine " has meant several things to me. The most outstanding one is the fact that love is not to be taken and used as a joke because it can have a sad ending. There is also the fact that loyalty to one's mas- ter or duty in life comes first and loyalty to love next as shown by the ending of " Lancelot and Elaine." I also enjoyed reading some of the experiences one has to go through some- times. I also recall the fact that reputation, if it is strong and clean, can aid one very much in his life. Everett Newell '47 MY BIGGEST PROBLEM -Is Reading My biggest problem has followed me all the way from my first year of grade school to my fourth year in high school, this problem is reading. All of my teachers have had a hand in try- ing to teach me to read-with no success. I can tell how to pronounce about as many hard words as most students, but when it comes to reading them right off, I have to hesitate be- tween every word or two and look at them a few seconds before I can find out what they are. . This problem holds me back in school work and also cuts out much entertainment, because I don't get all of the books and magazines read that I would like to if I could read them in less time. I-Ierbert Cohoon '45 -Is Ah, Yes, These Women! My biggest problem is one that has stumped experts and morons alike, made life miserable for rich and poor, and has classified itself as a nuisance. My problem-you,ve guessed it- is girls! I find that I don't understand them. One day they will be as friendly as a puppy, the next, they'll give you such an icy look even a dog would feel low. Ah, yes, these women! What makes them " tick "P I've often wondered if they have hearts. They never show it. They're either gabbing about someone else or snooping around to get the lowdown on them. Then too, if they meet the one they're talking about, they're as friendly as a cat full of warm milk. Are they human? You can't expect to get a date unless you're a Charles Atlas with a Boyer profile. What do they want? And what do they find in the anemic " swooner-crooner "F lt's often been said and repeated that " you can't live with them and you can't live without them." What chance has a guy like me to understand them? Iohn Gagne ,45 Sin. Review. THE PROMISE by Pearl Buck THE story began in the home of Ling Tan, an average, peaceful Chinese farmer and his family. By this time the cruel invader Iapan was known and talked of in even the remotest countrysides of China's good earth. The valor and hope of these people was backed by an in- tent belief in-The Promise-of the men of K' Ying l' and " Mei ', fGreat Britain and Amer- icaj to send help to them. They lived by this hope. Nearly all the narrative was woven around Lao San, the third son of Ling Tan fand the most adventurousj who was with the Chinese Army, Mayli, a modern Chinese girl who grew up in Mei and understood their ways, and the love of the two for each other and their Hght for China. The story of the Chinese-American and British fight against the Iaps in Burma was told in facts more accountable than any war news in the daily papers at the time of the Burmese push. Men and women steadily trudging over the long, winding Burma road, meeting a hope- less battle, but never once stopping, created a story that made me wish we could help China even more. China's courage persevered even after " the promise " was broken and forgotten. The author, Pearl Buck, was born into an American missionary - to China - family. She lived a great many years in China,-even learning to speak Chinese before learning her 'A' LAUREL 'A' native tongue, English. All of Pearl Buck's writings are excellent examples of the principle that an author must write about what he knows. Pearl Buck's " The Good Earth " won her the Nobel prize. Her manner of writing is out- standingly sincere, with a slight Havor of Bibli- cal style. Above all, China is exactly as Pearl Buck presents it. She deftly takes you into Ling Tan's household, with its trials, changing with the seasons, and its earthiness. This story brings China and America to a closer under- standing and sympathy. I highly recommend " The Promise." Marie Iohnson '47 Mauve PATTERN OF MY MIND I want to be a poet, To play with thoughts, Turning them into golden words, Brim full of sentimentg Giving common deeds, Their moment of transient glory. Letting the white sheets of paper, Show the pattern of my mind, Somber or gay- It matters not what mood. To have beautiful phrases Drop from my pen As drops the silvery rain. Is this Ambition- To be a poet and perhaps have One slender volume For all this hard work? Mavis Grant '46 MY LOVE Love, they always tell us, Accounts for all our woes, For all my idiosyncrasics - - - - - - - I'm the one who knows. I saw him coming toward me One morning bright in May, In turned-up trouser legs of blue And coat of light twilled gray. My first impression was that he Was cocky and high-strung- But who was I to know That my hrst love afIair'tl begun. We've fought, we've laughed, we've whimpered, Over childish little sports, Like blonde and curly-headed boys, With notions of all sorts. If trouble does not interfere With love in any way, I think " this love " that I have met Is really here to stay. Barbara Ialbert '45 LOG SCHOOLS Long, long, ago When our country was young, In some forms of government We had no tongue. But we did build a church And a school was madeg And this was when really The foundation was laid. A little log school house Was built in a clearing, And it wasn't very long Before children were appearing. One thing they learned In this little log school- The words from the Bible Called the " Golden Rule." And fine men and women The schoolmasters made, For in this log school Our foundation was laid. For it was these children Of past generations, Who made us a place Among the other great nations. Madeline Williams '46 THE STOUT DAM As I step along the singing dam, That Nature has built for use, To walk by the wild and foaming blue, Gushing on and over the sluiceg And when I stand on the slippery edge, VVhere the water is very low, Thinking of what it has withstood, As the years both come and gog The dam stands out in my memoryg But the maps-they never show, How the ponds of old New Vineyard Flow down to the rivers below. I fear not that the dam will wear, With the wind and the rain and the storm, For it is made of granite rock, That defies both change and form. Beatrice Enman '45 'lr LAUREL AFTER CLOSING HER TYPEWRITER Q Robert Frost style, My large oak desk is covered still, And there are letters that I did not finish Upon it, and there may be one or two Envelopes yet to be addressed. For I am done with oflice work for now. The quiet of deserted rooms hovers there still, The quiet of sleep: I am drowsing off. I cannot forget the awe which I felt On First seeing hundreds of envelopes to be addressed and filled, Stencils to be cut, letters to be typed. But I am nearly asleep now And I know of what my dreams will be made: Magnified letters, stacks and stacks, Large envelopes, small envelopes, Addressed and unaddressed, But all to be filled. My fingers still feel the pressure of my pen, The smooth, cool keys of my typewriter, The sharp, straight edges of letters to be folded. For I have spent much time On letter writing-I am over-tired. There were nine thousand envelopes to address, Carefully fill and lay aside To be tied for the mail. For all which were not neat and correct At once fell into the wastebasket. You can see what troubles my sleep- Perhaps on his cushion beside the hearth My kitten also dreams of work, Of mice that were caught, of mice which escaped, And of mice yet to be caught. I wonder. Alice Skwara '45 ANSWER TO COFFIN'S " AMERICA WAS SCHOOLMASTERS " America is factories, America is trains, Assembly lines with planes growing, And golden Western grains. America is foundries, Workers in masses, Corner drug store and high school, Where once were grasses. America is fighting men, With loved ones at home, But America ir school teachers From Maine to Western foam. They guide us through the haze, And pray we may be great, School days too soon are over- We know not of our fate. George Besson '45 SPRINGTIME I love to see the springtime When all the sky is blue. I love to see the country lanes Covered with misty dew. I love to see the flowers VVhile blooming in the light, I love to see the petals fold When the day becomes a night. I love to see the rain And after that the sung It always seems to me That life has just begun. Lois Nichols '47 THE TRAPPER Across the white canopied forest, The northern trapper trudges, Each step forming a crisscross pattern In the soft, light snow. He knows his land: the lakes, Each stream, each hill, every mountaing He is king of his great wooded paradise. Cold and frosty breezes nip Against his sturdy, strong body. He knows the cold, clean, tang of the Sparkling, silver ground as it rushes to Him from every direction. The pine and fir and cedar blend into The frosty air. His breath twists out before him In a crooked, smoky path. Now he stoops at a trap Finding a large brown beaver waiting for him, In his awkward way he stumbles Through his awful kingdom From trap to trap. He loves his work, he knows his strength, A mighty trapper is he. Ioline Wilson '46 FOUR THINGS Four things a student should learn to do If he wants to tease his teachers true: To chew gum very thoroughly, To whisper to his classmates merrily, To wiggle in his seat most terribly, To trust his luck and act unbearably. Herbert Cohoon '45 'A' Mmm 217 LAUREL HAROLD KINNEY GEORGE CROSBY ROBERT WATSON LESTER SMALL LEON HEMINWAY ARTHUR RUSSELL BENIAMIN BERRY EARL SAWYER GORDON COLLINS LAWRENCE COMSTOCK Slam it Member - Left Iune 12, 1938 'I' Member - Left April 6, 1943 16 43T i LAUREL 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 Marian Allen Winslow Hayden Phillip Tibbetts VVeston Seamon Alvin Newell Carl Whittemore Ernest Hardy Vllilliam Mills None Owen Gilman Robert Payden Drew Beedy Harry Huff Monette Ross Myron Starbird Frederick Sturtevant Horace Yeaton S. Peter Mills Ir. Francis Sturtevant Harold Stewart Lewis Webber Gordon Bragg Iohn Callahan Lloyd Hunt Elliot Hodgkins VValter Luce Herbert Preston Richard Saunders Dwight Beedy Phillip Hines Richard Howatt Stanley Keene Iohn Paul Thomas Roderick Iohn Backus Edwin Berry Roland Fogg Maxwell Bryant Calvin Durrell Ellsworth Greenleaf Herbert McGary Iames O'Regan Iames Young Ir. Ernest Besson Charles Card A. Thomas Clark Iames Conway ' G. Tyler Currier Ir. qfaacvz za!! 1936 1937 1938 53 Burdette Gardiner M. Haldon Lovejoy Arthur Luce Orville Meisner Allen Otis VVarren Owens Albert Parsons Melvin Pri", le G. Flint Taylor Iarnes VVhitten Porter Whittier Elden Barrows Deane Beedy VVendall Bowie Duane Hardy W. Earl Hennings Harold Kinney Gerald Littlefield Robert Lovejoy Cecil Lunney Robert McLeary Ir. Richard Morton Carleton Robinson C. Eastman Sawyer Phillip Spinney C. Robert Tyler Claude VVebber Nelson Austin Clarence Benson Clayton Berry Gordon Besson W. Edward Callahan George Chapman Frank Conway Maurice Hiscock G. Alden Littlefield Laurence Luce Merville Meisner Richard Nickerson VValter Ranger William Starbird Harvey Abbott Norman Blanchard Richard Blodgett Dana Dingley E. Dalton Hardy Carl Heath Iohn Linscott Ir. 19 19 i' LAUREL 39 40 Camille Marquis Frederick McLeary Richard Morrill Ernest Newton C. Robert Pinkham Norman Rollins Donald Rowe YValter Simpson Lester Small F. Carlton Wade Lemert VVade Ir. Melvin Wade Maylan Wilbur Fanny Austin Vv'ayne Backus Carl Berry G. Raymond Chittick 1941 ik George Colburn 1' Randall Davis Warren Foss 1942 Sumner Gordon Chester Greenwood Roland Hackett Ir. Iohn Ialbert Clayton Keene Virginia Parker Patterson Small Vito Umbro R.. Stewart Whittier Lawrence Barker - Coast Guard Ellsworth Barry Ir. - Army Carroll Collins - Army Wendell Collins - Army Erwin Currier - Navy T. Earle Foster - Army Robert Foster - Army Harold Grant - Army Ralph Gray - Army Gordon Gould - Navy Margaret Hamlin - Army Nurse Arlo Hennings - Army Maurice Lane - Army Frederick Lovejoy - Navy Robert Marquis - Army Walter Masterman -- Army Aletha Porter - Wacs Carroll Sprague - Army Gale Webber - Army Helen Whitney - Waves 1943 Edward Dingley - Army Earl Ellsworth - Army Francis Gagne - Army Frederick Hall - Army Glenn Heath - Army Albert Henderson Ir. - Navy Paul Hodgkins - Army Richard Iones - Army Chester Keene - Army Maurice Kennedy - Army George Morrill- Army Willis Olson - Army Richard Pinkham - Navy Stanley Robash - Army Edward Simpson - Navy Charles Sinskie Ir. - Army Dudley Stewart - Navy Lawrence Wheeler - Army Missing in action Harland Bryant - Army Colby Chandler - Marines Donald Collins - Navy Harold Farmer - Navy Naomi Farmer - Spars Norman Foss - Navy Iohn Hagerstrom - Navy Philip Hoyt- Marines Kenneth Hunt - Army Howard Iackson - Navy Harold Iudkins - Army Earl Knapp - Navy Robert Luger - Army Donald Lunny - Army Maynard Phillips - Army Robert Richards -- Army Russell Robbins - Army Edward Robinson - Army Cecil Sawtelle - Army Fred Simpson - Army Robert Starbird - Army Carroll Vining - Army Carlton Walker - Army Herbert Wave - Navy Robert Wells - Army George Whitcher - Army Thomas Adams - Maritime Academy Castine Richard Austin - Navy Albert Bergeron - Navy i LAUREL t 944 Charles Besson - Merchant Earl Bosworth - Army Glendon Croswell - Army Herbert Davis - Navy Carl Durrell - Army Bernard Goding - Army Richard Higgins - Army Raymond Hiltz - Navy Gordon Hunt- Army Everett Kennison - Army Carroll McGary - Navy I. Edgar Paradis - Army Donald Parlin - Navy Herbert Parlin - Navy Robert Parlin - Navy Maurice Paul- Navy Robert Pinkham - Navy Robert Stevens - Navy Neal Tardy - Navy Ronald Wade - Navy Iames VVaugh - Navy Louis Wright - Army Stanley Compton - Navy Frank Dingley - Army E. Vernon Gray - Army Reino Hill - Army Clarence Hiscock - Navy Richard Hobbs - Navy Carlton McGary - Navy Mahlon Moore - Army Nelson Paradis - Army Erland Rackliffe - Army Frederick Rollins - Army Donald VVells - Army Lawrence Wright- Army ALUMNI 1944 Virginia Ashley - Colby Marines lane Austin -U. of Maine Mary Barker - Boston Avis Carter - Coburn's Mill Mabelle Comstock -Chadbourne's Mill, Barbara Day-U. of Maine Vance Dearborn-U. of Maine Caroline Dingley-C. M. G. Pauline Frost -Working in Boston Beverly Green-F. H. S., P. G. Eleanor Hammond-Me. School of Com. Claire Hiscock-Working in Portland Loraine Hosmer -Cadet Nurse Esther Hoyt-U. of Maine Gloria Ialbert - Magoni's lean Linscott-F. S. N. S. Barbara McManus-N. E. Furn. Co. Dorothy Newcomb-At home Mary Pinkham-U. of Maine lean Robinson -F. S. N. S. Ella Mae Sawyer-At Forster Mfg. Co. Doris Stanley-U. of Maine Ienny Mae Stevens-F. S. N. S. Ioanne Stewart-F. S. N. S. Eleanor Tozier-VVorking in Washington Lucille Tuttle -Colby Shirley XVebber-Working in Rhode Island Flora Wells-VVorking in Lisbon Marion Wheeler-U. of Maine Edith YVhittier - Campbell's 1943 Alice Adams-Me. Gen. Hosp., Portland Carlene Ames-C. M. G. Hosp. Betty Alexander - Bath Roberta Barker - Nation-wide Verne Craig - Burdett Glenn Cutler-Machine Shop Geneva Dill-Laselle Ir. College Eunice Hammond-U. of Maine- Phyllis Harris - Brackley's Mildred Heath - Married Iayne Hodgkins-Me. Gen. Hosp., Portland Euleta Kennedy- Married Dorothy Locklin-At home in Turner Ruth Metcalf-Morton Motor Co. Patricia Mosley - Married Virginia Pinkham - Married Madeline Pond -A. 8c P. Margaret Preble -U. of Maine Thelma Pressey-Forster Mfg. Co. 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