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PAUL BISHOP ------ UBISI-I" "So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man." J. V. Basketball, 1, 2, 3, Varsity Basketball, 4, Varsity Football, 3, 4, Track, 3, 4, Press Club, 4, Stage Carpen- ter Senior Play, 4. JOSEPH EOWE ------- UCURLY " "Here, in his sleep, 'twixt sky and sod Lies one the spear of love has sped." Vice President of Senior Class, 4, Track, 4, Captain of Basketball, 4, All Conference 2nd team, 4, J. V. Bas- ketball, 1, 2, Varsity Basketball, 3, 4, Varsity Football, 4, President of A. A., 4, President of Economics Class 4, Press Club, 4, "I-Ierby" in Senior Play, 4, Washing- ton Tour, 4. GERALDINE BROWN ----- "BROWN IE" "VVho loves the rain and loves her home And looks on life with quiet eyes." Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Dramatic Club, 4, Usher Senior Play, 4, Washington Tour, 4. GRACE BUTLER ---- - - "GRACIE" "I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul." Secretary of Senior Class, 4, French Circle, 3, Orches- tra, 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4, Salutatorian. ELLEN DONAHUE ----- - "ELLEN" "And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all she knew." French Circle, 2, 3, Valedictorian. MARY CAPUTO ---- - - "CAPUTE" "Teach me half the gladness That thy brain must know." Treasurer of Class, 3, 4, Secretary of A. A., 4, Press Club, 4, 'Secretary of Class, 2, Glee Club, 1, 2, French Circle, 3, Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4, Usher at Graduation, 3, Dramatic Cilub, 4, Washington Tour, 4. President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Press Reporter GEORGE CARY ---- - - "PORGY" "I-Ie, behind the straight plough, stands, Stalwart, firm shafts in iirm hands." Secretary of Noon Hour Club, 4. GEORGE CHAMBERS ----- "S,MOKEY" "My limbs are bowed, though not with toil, But rusted with a vile repose." "Willie" in Senior Play, 4, Dramatic Club, 4, Track, 4, Washington Tour, 4. EVERETT COLLIER - - - "SLUDGE" "Sleep on, sleep on, another hour, We would not break so calm a sleep." Stage Clarpenter for Senior Play, 2, 3, 4, Track, 4. WILLIAM CULLIGAN - - - - "BILL" "Scorn to be mine. So am I dumb, to rescue thee from tyranny." Press Club, 4, Dramatic Club, 4, Washington Tour, 4, J. V. Basketball, 3, Football, 2, 3, Stage Carpenter for Senior Plays, 2, 3, 4. JOAN DONAHUE - - "J O" "I meant to do my work today, But all the winds were calling me- So what could I do but laugh and go." Glee Club, 1, 2. HELEN FINN ------ "FINN Y" "What the hammer? what the chain? lin what furnace was thy brain 'P' Dramatic Club, 4, Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Usher, Senior Play, 4, and Civic League, 4, Chairman of Advertising, Senior Play, 4, Basketball, 2, 3, 4, Washington Tour, 4. M Page Three ' THE SIREN. 1938 'I Senior Roster KATHLEEN GEORGIANNA - UKAT' ' "All the world With your voice is loud." Basketba-ll, 3, 4, Dramatic Club, 4, Usher, 'Senior Play, 4, Washington Tour, 4. FRANK GUGLIELMINI ---- "ICEBERG" "Come and trip it, as you go, On the light fantastic toe." Manager of Track, 4, Washington Tour, 4. E-DNA HOAG ------ "ED" "O, for a draught of vintage, that hath been cooled along age in the deep delved earth." ' Press Club, 45 Dramatic Club, 4, Economics Club, 45 UShel', Senior Play, 4g Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 45 Washington Tour, 4. JEAN HORWALD ----- i'HORWAL.D" "And nobody knew where the lassie would roam, For the magic that called her was always unknown." Glee Club, 2, 3, 4. LEONARD JOHNSON ----- "SWEDE" "I have never heard praise of love or wine." Dmmafic Club. 49 Press Club, 43 A. A. Executive, 4, Bas- ketball Manager, 4, Interclass Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4, Asst. Property Manager, Senior Play, 4. MADELYN JOINER ----- "HORNER" "Like 3. poet hidden in the light of thought." "Miss Callahan," Senior Pla-y, 4g Dramatic Club, 4, Press Club, 45 French Circle, 3. ANNA KONOPKA ----- "CUPCAKE" "In costume somewhat over-prim, In manner cordially sedate." Press Club, 43 Dramatic Club, 4, French Circle, 3: Girls' Basketball, 3, 43 Economics Club, 4. JANE MCCREA ----- ' 'TARD Y " "I sway, I bend, retreat, advance, And evermore I dance! I dance!" Secretary of Junior Class, 3, Press Club, 43 Cheer Leader, 2, 3, 4, Basketball, 3, 4, Debate Team, 3, Dramatic Club, 43 Washington Tour, 43 "Louise" in Senior Play, 4, Usher, Graduation, 3, "Mother" in "First Dress Suit," 4. Page Four , RICHARD MCCURRY ----- "RICHIE" "I pass, at night, from town to town." Vice President of Economics Cla-ss, 43 J. V. Basketball, 3, 4g Football, 45 Dramatic Club, 43 Washington Tour, 4. GILBERT MILLS ------- "PORKY" "What could I fear on land or sea If I were loved as I long to be." Proiperty Manager Senior Play, 4g Dramatic Club, 42 Circulation Manager of "Siren," 4, Press Reporter of Senior Class, 4. FLOYD MAYRAND - ---- "DANKER" "His slashing eyes, his iloating hair, And all should cry, 'Beware,!' 'Beware!'." Manager of Baseball, 43 Assistant Manager, 33 Dramatic Club, 45 Washington Tour, 4. ROBERT MONTGOMERY - - - - "TICKLE" "I am Sir Oracle, and when I ope my lips, let no dog bark." Varsity Football, 1, 2, 3, 4, All Conference, 4, Track, 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain of Tnack, 35 Varsity Basketball, 4, WILLIAM MONTGOMERY - - - ' 'WIMPY" "Edna, thy beauty is to me, Like the gently perfumed sea." Football, 3, 4, Basketball, 3, 4, Baseball, 3, 4. EDWARD NOLAN ------ "NIBBLES" "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you." Ba-seball, 4, Transfer from Chillicothe, Ohio. HELEN O'SICK ------ "ITCHY" "I met a lady in the meades, Full beautiful as a fairy's child." Dramatic Club, 45 Press Club, 4, Basketball, 3. ELIZABETH PAQITETTE ' ' - - - "SISTER" "Sing I for love and idleness, I naught else ls worth the having." Dramatic Club, 43 Press Club, 4, Economics Club, 41 Usher, Senior Play, 4, Washington Tour, 4. DONALD PHELPS ---- - "PHEI-PSY" "Still waters run deep." Press Club, 4. THE SIREN. 1938 Senior Roster ALFRED RICE ------ "BEECHER" "And still they gazed, and still the won-der grew, that one small head could carry all he knew." Tnack, 3, 4, Press Club, 4, Dramatic Club, 4, Washing- ton Tour, 4. EDWARD ROBERTS ---- - HHECKY' ' "Many delights if thou canst give, Mirth, with thee I mean to live." President of Junior and Senior Class, 3, 4, J. V. Bas- ketball, 2, 33 Varsity Basketball, 4, Varsity Football, 3, 4, Varsity Baseball, 2, 3, 45 Captain of Football, 5: Track Manager, 3g Press Club, 4, President of Dramatic Club, 4, "Charles" in Senior Play, Washington Tour. RAYMOND ROODS ----- "SKIPPY" "Blessings on thee, little man, Let's see you grow up if you can." President of Freshman Cllass, lg Press Club, 4, Vice Presi- dent of Class, 2, 33 Vice President of A. A., 33 Vice President of Dramatic Club, 4g J. V. Basketball, 1, 25 Varsity Basketball, 3, 43 "Papa" in Senior Play, 4. HAZEL ROOKE ------ "ROOKIE" "Let me live in a house by the side of the road, Where the race of men go by." Treasurer of Freshman Class, 1, Officer of Board of Directors, Economics Class, 4. WALLACE ROUSE ------ "WAGGY" "Sunset and silence! A man! Around him earth broken, beside him two horses--a plough." Assistant Basketball Manager, 1, J. V. Basketball, 2. MICHAEL RUOTOLO - - ---- "MIKE" "With his muttering, making such a song, Keeping other chaps awake the whole night long." Dramatic Club, 4, Editor "Siren," 4, 53 Washington Tour, 4, Baseball, 4. JOSEPH SMATKO - ----- "JOEY" "Thy beauty halmts me, heart and soul, V Oh, thou fair maidens, so close and bright." Baseball, 2, 3, 43 Captain of Baseball, 45 J. V. Basket- ball, 1, 2, Varsity Basketball, 3, 4. HELENE SMITH ------ "SMITTY" There is a garden in her face where roses and white lilies grow." Treasurer of Sophomore Class, 2, French Club, 33 Dra- matic Club, 4g "Mrs, Grant" in Senior Play, 4, Accom- pa-nied Glee Club, 3, 4. MARGARET STEELE - - - - "GINGER" "All her bright golden hair tarnished with rust." Glee Club, 2, 33 Dramatic Glub, 4, Basketball, 33 "Anna- belle" in Senior Play, Washington Tour, Usher, Gradu- ation, 3. EILEEN STICKNEY ---- "STICK-NEE" "The smiles that win, the tlntg that glow, But tell of days in goodness spent." Secretary of Economics Class, 4. JOHN TOOLE ----- "CUPID" "Let me play the fool, With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." Vice President of Class, 3, Washington Tour, Member of A. A. Board, 43 Track, 3, Manager of Football, 43 J. V. Basketball, 3, 4. ELIZABETH VINES ---- "PLUMBER" "You have the feeling that nobody steals, Oh, it's great to be young, with a dog at your heels." "Mother" in Senior Playg Dnamatic Club, 43 Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 43 French Club, 35 Press Club, 4. SUSIE WILLIAMS ----- HSUZY Q." "Quiet talk she liketh best In a bower of gentle looks." Dramatic Club, 43 Usher, Senior Play, Glee Club, 3, 4, Girls' Basketball, 2. DOROTHY WOOD ------ "DOTTIE" "In small proportions we just beauties are, And in short measures life may perfect be." Dramatic Club, 43 Usher, Senior Play. ROBERT WOOD ------ "WOODIE" "Ohio, Ohio, how lovely you are, To send me a maiden so like a star." Vice President of Class, 15 Washington Tour, Football, 3, 4, Basketball, 3, 4, Track, 3, 4, Baseball, 3, 4. BRADLEY WRIGHT - - ---- "BRAD" "Doctor, for they called you that knew you best, Would echo helpless laughter to your jest." Superintendent Industrial Arts .Shop Class, Athletic Trainer, 45 Dramatic Club, 4, Business Manager Siren Staff, 4g Washington Tour, Stage Manager, Senior Play. Page Five -P P THE SIREN. 1.938 Senior Class History During our Freshman year, Raymond Roods acted as President, with Robert VVoo.l Vice-President, and Hazel Rooke, Treasur- er. Miss Mary Hughes and Miss Anna Cain were class advisors. During our Sophomore year, john Car- penter acted as President, with Raymond Roods Vice President, and Helene Smith as Treasurer. Mary Caputo was Secretary and Miss Hanna and Miss Seibel were Class Ad- visors. During our junior year, Edward Roberts was made President and Raymond Roods Vice-President, with Mary Caputo acting as Treasurer. Jane McCrea was elected Sec- retary and Miss Hanna and Miss Reed were Class Advisors. In our Senior year, Edward Roberts was re-elected President, and joseph Bowe was made Vice-President. Mary Caputo was elected as Treasurer and Grace Butler acted as Secretary. The Class Advisors were Miss Hanna and Mr. Griffith. -1-T9T....,. Harvest Dance The Senior class held a "Harvest Dance" on November 19 and it proved to be very successful. Fenton Murray's orchestra played for the dancing and later in the evening cider and doughnuts were served. Many members of the faculty and Board of Education were present. Everybody present seemed to enjoy himself very much. The "Harvest Dance" helped to increase the Senior Washington Trip Fund and they appreciated the public's aid in making it a success. .....,i9,,,- Senior Play The Senior Play of the class of 1938 was produced Thursday and Friday, December 16 and 17, at 8:15 P. M., in the High School Auditorium. Under the able direction of Mr. Griffith, dramatic coach, the cast pre- sented "The Family Upstairs," a comedy in three acts. V The play showed life typical of many fam- ilies today. Joe Heller, street-car conductor, and father of the family, was portrayed by Page Six Raymond Roods. His wife, Emma Heller, played by Elizabeth Vines, did quite a bit Of hen-pecking and still tried to manage the family also. VVillie, the brother of the fam- ily, was played by George Chambers. VVillie was trying to help others, but his ideas were rather vague for such a lazy fellow. Mar- garet Steele was Annabelle, the kid sister, whose antics proved very amusing. ,lane McCrea as Louise Heller, the oldest daugh- ter, and Edward Roberts as Charles Grant, provided the romantic angle to the plot. Madelyn Joiner as Miss Callahan, was the gum-chewing factory girl whose tongue was as free as her gum. Herby, Charles' kid bro- ther, and Mrs. Grant, Charles' mother, brought before the audience Joseph Bowe and Helene Smith respectively. The play was purely an amusing one and provided the audience with many laughs. It was a real success and money realized from it was added to the Senior Class Fund. - lie.-...T... St. Patricks Card Party and Dance The party was held on St. Patriek's night. It was our last money-making proposition before our trip to Washingtoii, so the whole class worked very hard to make it a huge success. Through the suggestion of Mr. Fletcher, we had most of the organizations of Fort Edward backing us. The card playing began at eight o'clock and the "Swingsters" played for the dancing which started at nine. Despite the weather, we had a grand crowd and the party was a huge success, netting us over 55200. ......-t9........ Senior Characteristics Best workers for class ...... Mary Caputo and ,lane McCrea Best girl student ........................... Ellen Donahue Best boy student .................................... Alfred R166 Most likely to succeed Grace Butler Best looking girl ........................ Margaret Steele Best looking boy ........ ........... ll lichael Ruotolo Best athlete ............... Robert VVood Best girl dancer .......... ............ M argaret Steele Best boy dancer .................. Frank Guglielmini Most popular girl ................................. Betty Vines Most popular boy ..................... Edward Roberts THE SIREN. 1938 Junior Class Arcuri, Rose Ann Bacon, Agnes Beale, Andrew Bennett, Dorothea Bennett, Robert Berrigan, jane Bruce, Willard Burns, Helen Chapman, Marguerite Clark, Gordon Copeland, Williaiii Corbett, Lawrence Cronkite, Williani Cutler, Mary Dangelico, Guy Daniels, Goldie Davies, jane Doyle, june Etu, jean Foote, Margaret Ganley, Lucille Hilfinger, Albert Hill, Williani Hoag, Helen Johnson, Shirley Johnson, Thelma Joiner, Claire Iones, Joseph McCauley, Elsie McCarty, Mary jane McCarty, Robert McCurry, Eleanor Marine, john Malvuccio, Bessie Murphy, jane Nolan, Robert Powers, Ronald Scott, Sara Sears, Ann Sears, Phyllis Senecal, Frances Senecal, Richard S'heehan, Daniel Sheehan, Mary Shelly, Andrew Slack, Williain Snyder, Barbara Sturtevant, Grrie Stickney, Williana TenEyck, Shirley Toole, jean Trackeno, Molly Whalen, john Willette, Marjorie W1'igley, Geoffrey Yasko, Julia As a result of an election this year, Andrew Shelly was made President of the Junior Class and john Toole was elected as Vice-President. Lucille Ganley was elected 315 Secretary and john Marine was chosen Treasurer. Miss Seibel, Mfg, Munson and Miss Etu were Chgsen as advisors. During the Sophomore year, Mary Jane McCarty acted as President with Lawrence Corbett as Vice-President. Thelma johnson was elected Secretary and the Treasurer was Phyllis Sears. Class advisors for the year were Miss Cain and Mr. Barber. During the Freshman year, Mary jane McCarty was President with Phyllis Sears acting as Vice-President. Thelma johnson was chosen Secretary and Lawrence Corbett was elected Treasurer. 1...-49........ .lunior Card Party and Dance On Friday evening, May 13th, the first large social affair of the class of 1939 was held in the gymnasium of the local high school. Entertainment consisted of dancing and card playing. The class advisors, in charge of the affair were Miss Ester Seibel, Miss A. Eleanor Etu and Mrs. Williaiii Munson. The card playing began at 8:15 and there were about twenty-five tables of players. Prizes were donated by merchants and townspeople. There were many attractive ones and were awarded for bridge, euchre, five hundred and pinochle. Music for dancing was furnished by Si Murray's seven-piece orchestra and dancing was in-progress from nine o'clock until l twelve. Spring flowers made the gym very attractively decorated. Page Seven Aiken, Edna. Anderson, Doris Bowe, Mary Rose Butler, Muriel Cassant, Joseph Clhase, Ruth Columbetti, Felix Corkland, .La-mes Dangelico, Mary Doyle, Agnes Etu, Helen Forshey, Shirley Gannon, Harriet Holmes, Lemuel Lansing, Guy Lewis, Dorothy Anderson, David Bennett, Mary Bowen, Doris THE SIREN. 1938 Sophomore l I Cantiello, Margaret Caputo, Carmela Clark, Shirley Corkland, Hilda Cotter, Agnes Douglas, Edna Mae Doty, Walter Fisher, Edward Forte, Virginia Heed, Edward Johnston, Leonard Leonard, Elizabeth Maloney, Clothier Class Ma-rtin, Eleanor McCabe, Margaret Murray, Francis Morse, John O'Keefe, Andrew Quackezrbush, John Reid, William Robinson, Elsie Royallminns, John Sa-rchioto, Fanny Smith, Margaret Sprague, Margaret Taylor, Eleanor Turner, Elizabeth Viele, Joselph Wible, Lester Mason, Doris Murphy, Catherine Morrill, Arnold Newton, Emma Ormsby, Mason Reid, Daniel Roberts, Catherine Rourke, Robert Ruotolo, John Simmons, Helen Smythe, Patrick Stacavich, William Tillotson, Virginia Viele, Frederick Weaver, James Yasko, Helen Francis Murray was elected President of this year's class and Elizabeth Leonard was chosen as Vice-President. Virginia Forte was elected Secretary with Frank Savasta holding the Treasurer's position. During the Freshman year, Francis Murray acted as President with Gabriel LaSarso as X ite President. Elsie Robinson was elected Secretary-Treasurer. Arcuri, Elizabeth Aurelia, 'Jennie Barker, Eva Bennett, Theda Elizabeth Boissoneau, Violet Cardinale, Anthony Caruso, Enrico Chackolis, Nickolas Colvin, Catherine Comisky, Bertha Conely, Robert Croningshield, Quentin Dennis, Evelyn Dill, Frank Doty, Lenora Dragon, Arlene Elder, Jane Flores, Frank Forshey, George Foote, Carol Freeman, Chester Goman, Albert Aubrey, Sewell Barber, Edward Belden, Helen: Bickford, Merton Bowe, Betty Jane Cardinale, Francis Cary, Eloise Glark, Jeannette Colvin, Thomas Conkrite, Doris Cox, James Davies, Elsie Deutschbein, Ann Dobroski, Helen Doyle, Shirley Durkin, John Falkenbury, Olive Flores, Sophia Forte, Adeline Frawley, Joseph Ganley, Marion Gregoire, Robert --.-...9l........ Freshman Class Hall, Lewis Havens, Marshall Iannucci, Christine Iannucci, Jerry Ralph LaSarso, Jennie McCarty, William McDougall, Clayton Marine, Anita Mills, Irma Murray, Ruth O'Brien, Helene Phelps, Clarence Rabinfe, Harold Roberts, Geraldine Ruotolo, Nickolas Slack, Miriam Stacavich, Robert Stickney, Muriel Tillotsin, Calvin Vines, John Wood, Walter Hayes, James Hazzard, Emery Iannucci, Jerry Joseph LaRowe, Betty Lewis, Armand McC7rea, Kathaleen Malvuccio, Vincent Middleton, Harold Miles, Norman Murphy, Gerald Peters, Fannie Quattrocchi, John Rice, Charles Rourke, Margaret Savasta, Frank Smith, Jane Stanley, Elaine Sullivan, 'Ihomas Trackey, Mary White, Milton Yasko, Catherine Robert Conely was elected President with John Quattrocchi acting as Vice-President Jeannette Clark was elected Secretary and Elsie Davies was chosen Treasurer. Page Eight ROOM 8 THE SIREN. 1938 JUNIOR e HIGH Barber, Jean Bruce, Ethel Caruso, Mary Dangelico, Launaf Dobroski, Margaret Gannon, John Groom, Stanley Hoskins, Helen Lewis, Charlotte Bowe, Marie Bruso, John Curtis, Rita Davidson, Ann Doty, Ethel Gordon, Joseph Haas, Muriel Hunsperger, Paul Miner, Margaret Munson, Robert Nolan, June O'Holleran, Alice O'Sick, Mary Robinson, Robert Scott, Jack Toole, William Viele, Edward Zaiko, Joseph Mylott, Robert 0'Connell, Geraldine 0'Sick, Joseph Patten, Helen Sciarretta, Norma Sullivan, Shirley Trackey, William Wible, James ROOM 9 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES During the year, the class presented various programs, both in the auditorium and in the class room. These included Thanksgiving, Christmas, Safety First, Pan American, Columbus Day, I-Iallowe'en, and Valentine programs. The social events included a Halloween Party, a Christmas Party, Parity and june Picnic. Valentine Party, Altizio, Marra Catone, Angelo Cronkhite, Thomas Falkenbury, Arlene Flores, Nancy Gordon, Kenneth Haselton, Marion, Ives, Erskine Becker, Donald' Cimo, Josephine Elder, Roy Fisher, Lewis Gallant, Thomas Gould, Dorothy Hughes, Frank Kamburelis, Dena Kamburelis, Marfula Kelleher, Mary Ellen McCormick, Regina Middleton, Donald Morrill, William Ogden, Kenneth Rabine, Thomas Sarchioto, Lillian Tasker, Malcolm Tillotson, Olin Williams, Jessie SOCIAL ACTIVITIES McCrea, James Miller, Patricia, Munger, Charles Peters, Alphonsus Reid, Janeth Spofford, Harold Terry, Richard Walku'p, Julia Zeno, Mary May lluring the past year Room 9 has presenteduassemblies both in the auditorium and in their class room. These include Thanksgiving, Clirigtmag, Columbus Day, HalloWe'en, and Valen- tine Day. The social events included a Hallowe'en Party, a Christmas Party, Valentine Party, May Party and june Picnic. Beale, Albert Bruso, Dorothy Byers, Harry Clark, Jean Colvin, Andrew Copeland, Coolidge Doty, Lester Doyle, Beverly Forte, Richard Boissdneau, Anita Butler, Edith Cary, William Collier, Gloria Cooley, Lewis DeGroot, Janice Douglass, Pauline Fiat, Vernon Gannon, Geraldine ROOM 10 Grant, Jean King, John Knickerbocker, Kathleen Koss, Mary LaRocke, Elmer Merrill, Ralph Roods, Howard Sarchiota, Thomas Simmons, Elizabeth Stead, Robert White, Walton SOCIAL ACTIVITIES LaSars0, Frances O'Sick, Joseph Rouse, Francis- Shelley, Phyllis Smith, Robert Trombley, Elizabeth Wrigley, Norman The class officers of Room 10 are as follows: President, Anita Boissoneaug Vice-President, Elizabeth Trombleyg Secretary, Howard Roodsi Treasurer, Kathleen Knickerbocker. Room 10 participated in the junior High program given at Christmas time, and they also presented assemblies in commemoration of Lincolnis Birthday and Boy Scout Week. Rage Nine TH E SIREN. 1938 ROOM 11 Altizio, John Aurelia, Olympia Barry, William Bruce, Forrest Cantiello, Michael Catone, Mary Cutler, Dorothy Cutler, Robert Dorrance, Lena Esgro, Samuel Falkenbury, Edward Frawley, Antoinette Galloway, Patricia Gibbons, Hazel Gitto, Stephen Griffin, Howard Hazelton, Norma Holt, Mary Longdo, Bradford McCrea, Norma Ormsby, George Peters, Cairmela Tedesco, Frederick Wicks, Irwin SOCIAL ACTIVITIES In September, the class held a hott-dog roast in Case's woods. In the month of October, a good sportslhaliship assembly was held in the home room A farewell party was held during Club periofl for Mabel Munger. Refreshments were served. This took place in the month of November. Hilflnger, Frederick Kelleher, William Maranville, Douglas Miller, Emily Pashby, Elizabeth Sumner, Roland Turner, Leon A play was presented in the auditorium as a part of the Christmas program. On May 13, during Club period, a party WHS celebrated for basketball victories. On ,Iune 3rd, the class made the annual Albany trip, On Saturday, june llth, the class made a trip to Ticonderoga. They invited Mr. Fletcher and Miss Canavan as guests of the class, ROOM 15 Borix, Eva Boucher, Mary Rice, Margery Roberts, Florence Flores, Julia Godfrey, Helen Shelly, Hazel Trackey, Evelyn Harrington, Thomas Lewis, Alric Viele, David Whalen, William Ogden, Irving Paquette, Norman SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Room 15 has organized a Travel Club. Eva llorix has been elected President, Evelyn Track- ey, Secretary, and Hazel Shelly, Treasurer. Sufficient money has been raised to charter a bus for the Albany Tour. Q-.ML Junior Prom As this goes to press, the juniors are in the midst of preparations for the greatest social event of the school year . . . the junior Prom. Although all the arrangements have not been completed, the work is fairly well under way, and we are hoping that this year the Prom will succeed-both socially and financially. '.l'his year, the Prom will be held on the evening of Friday, june 3, in the High School gymnasium. The committee has not yet decided upon an orchestra, but there are a number of possibilities, from which it will choose in the very near future. The Qylll will be decorated in blue and silver, and dancing will be from nine until one. At a recent meeting, the class president, Andrew Shelley, announced the following Page Ten committees: ' Music-Thelma johnson, Ronald Powers. Decorating-Mary .lane McCarty, -lean Etu, Ann Sears, Phyllis Sears, Mary Shee- han, VVillard Bruce, Andrew Shelley, ,lohn Marine, Guy Dangelico, and Richard Senee cal. Ticket and Prognam-Barbara Snyder, Shirley Ten Eyck, Robert McCarty. Advertising--NVilliam Slack, Lawrence Corbett. Door-'VVilliam Cronkhite. Checkroom-Mary Cutler, Elsie McCauly, Dorothea Bennett. The following will be invited as chaper- ones: Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, Dr. and Mrs. Tillotson, Mr. and Mrs. Munson, Miss Seible, and Miss Etu. , THE SIREN. 1938 ORGANIZATIONS Dramatic Club The Dramatic Club, better known to us as the "Footlighters," began September 14, 1937, with Mr. Griffith presiding. Officers were elected: Edward Roberts, President, Raymond Roods, Vice-President, Shirley Ten Eyck, Secretary, Phyllis Sears, Treas- urer. The following pupils also enrolled: Donald Ames, Mary Bennett, Jane Berrigan, Paul Bishop, Doris Bowen, Geraldine Brown, Helen Burns, Mary Caputo, Car- 1nella Caputo, Ruth Chase, Shirley Clark, Lawrence Corbett, Hilda Cortland, VVilliam Cronkhite, Mary Cutler, Goldie Daniels, Jane Davies, June Doyle, Helen Etu, Helen Finn, Margaret Foote, Shirley Forshey, Vir- ginia Forte, Frank Guglielmini, Edna Hoag, Helen Hoag, Shirley Johnson, Thelma John- son, Leonard Johnston, Claire Joiner, Made- lyn Joiner, Anna Konopka, Betty Leonard, Clothier Maloney, Bessie Malvuccio, Elea- nor Martin, Floyd Mayrand, Margaret Mc- Cabe, Mary Jane McCarty, Robert McCarty, Jane McCrea, Richard McCurry, Gilbert Mills, John Morse, Emma Newton, Andrew O'.Keefe, Betty Paquette, Alfred Rice, Ray- mond Roods, Catherine Roberts, Edward Roberts, Elsie Robinson, Robert Rourke, Michael Ruotolo, Ann Sears, Phyllis Sears, Frances Senecal, Richard Senecal, Mary Sheehan, Helen Simmons, Joseph Smatko, Helene Smith, Barbara Snyder, Margaret Sprague, Margaret Steele, Eleanor Taylor, Shirley Ten Eyck, Virginia Tillotson, Jean Toole, Molly Trackeno, Betty Vines, James NVeaver, Lester VVible, Susie Williains, Dor- othy Wood, Bradley Wright, Douglas VVrigley, Helen Yasko, Julia Yasko, Muriel Butler, VVilliam Hill, George Chambers. At the second meeting of the Dramatic Club, Shirley Clark gave a monologue. Also during the year, monologues were given by Mary Bennett, Muriel Butler, Frances Sene- cal and Julia Yasko. , The next thing which was done by the club was the presentation of programs by the different classes. The Seniors were first. Edna Hoag was chosen chairman. They put on a program in the form of an amateur hour and a contest was held, for determining the best amateur. The prize was awarded to Margaret Steele, Mary Caputo and Betty Vines, a trio, who sang. Other members of the Senior class who belonged to the club and wished to be in the program were pre- sented. The following meeting the Juniors pre- sented their program. Their chairman was Mary Sheehan. Most of the Juniors who belonged to the club participated. The pro- gram consisted of monologues, dialogues and charades. Next came the Sophomores. Robert Rourke was chairman. This program con- sisted of Sophomore members who put on a program of monologues, dialogues and a fashion show. These programs, put on by the different classes, were only for the bene-- fit of the Dramatic Club members. Wfhile these programs had been going on, a cast which had been selected, was re- hearsing their first play, "The First Dress Suit." On November 3, 1937, the play was presented at an assembly in the Fort Ed- ward High School Auditorium. The High School members and also the Junior High classes were present. The cast consisted of Thelma Johnson as "Betty," Donald Ames as "Johnny," Jane McCrea as "Mrs. Harding," Jack Morse as "Teddy" This play went over so well that it was presented in Argyle a short time later. This concluded the activities of the club during its first year of existence. ............4g....,. Debate Club This year, in addition to our regular league debate, the Fort Edward High School debate team also met llion. The league subject for the year was- "Resolved: That all labor disputes should be settled by compulsory arbitration." Page Eleven THE SIREN. 1938 Un March 9, the annual league debate took place. The Fort Edward affirmative team traveled to Glens Falls, from which an affirmative team went to Granville, and our own negative entertained, in the high school auditorium, members of the Granville affir- mative team. The league championship was won by Granville whose total number of votes was four. The decision at Fort Ed- ward was 2-1 in favor of Granville's affir- mative. In Glens Falls, a unanimous vote was rendered in favor of Glens Falls nega- tive. At Granville, the judges voted 3-O in favor of Granville's negative. The totals, therefore, were- Granville, 4, Glens Falls, 3, Fort Edward, 1. Not to be discouraged by one defeat, how- ever, the team arranged a debate with llion High School, one time champion of own league, and in fourth place in national com- petition at Kansas. Affirmative teams again traveled. At Fort Edward, the decision was unanimously in favor of the negative team, while our af- firmative at llion lost by a vote of 2-1, but succeeded in capturing the winning vote, making the total score 4-2 in favor of Fort Edward. Members of the negative team, which remained to debate at home both times, were: Ronald Powers, john Marine, Lucille Ganley, and Mary Bennett as alternate. The affirmative team was composed of jean Etu, Shirley Ten Eyck, Robert Nolan, and Mary jane McCarty as alternate. Although the squad did not accomplish all that it had planned and hoped, it made a good showing and "stuck to the wheel," even in the face of defeat. With this ex- perienced team as a basis, we are all confi- dent that next year we will have a successful season and do more than break even with one loss and one win. .T.....49-ii.. Press Club As the sun is sinking into the West a weary band of workers file out through the school doors. Some are conversing over the thought that they are in for a vacation, others over some amusing copy to be pub- lished in the Commencement Issue. They are the members of the Press Club. Throughout the whole semester they have worked faithfully and industriously to pub- lish a paper worthy of its name and they have succeeded in doing so. Their dreams to publish a Senior Commencement Issue have been fulfilled. Weeks of tedious writing, typing and research, account for the condition of the members. They are phys- ically exhausted but happy in mind. They can hardly wait to watch the surprised looks that many of the students will acquire when the Commencement Issue is distributed. They have published a paper which should remain priceless for many Seniors in years to come when they can open the covers and let their minds go back to the good "old school days." This is the first Commencement issue Page Twelve A published by our school since 1925 and the Press Club will strive to publish it annually from now on. Although this book is con- sidered very valuable by the Press Club members, they are only charging a small sum for it. It is worth, the price to find out what the Seniors have accomplished during their high school career. Next year the Press Club plans to publish an annual for the school. With the know- ledge and experience which has been gained this year, next year's paper should be very good. Practically all of the present 1ne1n- bers will be on next year's staff, plus those who join next semester. The present staff is composed of the following students: Edi- tor, Michael Ruotolo, Business Manager, Bradley Wright, Circulation Manager, Gil- bert Millsg Sports Editors, Jack Whalen and Andrew Shelly, Humor Editors, john Mar- ine and Ronald Powers, Art Editors, Michael Ruotolo and Clothier Maloney, Typists, Jean Etu, Thelma Johnson, Robert McCarty and Helen Hoag, Reporters, Gold- ie Daniels, Bill McCarty and Muriel Butler. THE SIREN . 1938 Girls' The Girls' Glee Club, under the direction of Miss Etu, was organized for the year in the month of September. It met on Mon- day and Thursday throughout the year. The first meeting was devoted to taking attend- ance and voice tests. The club was then divided into parts consisting of Soprano, Second Soprano and Alto. On February 8, the Glee Club gave its first public performance. It appeared at the public meeting of the Civic League. The girls gave a very fine performance, render- ing the following songs: "Dedication', by Franz, "Morning" by Oley Speaks, and "The Snow Storm" by Rogers. The second appearance was made at the annual Spring Concert. Three groups of Memb e Rose Anne Arcurio, Eva Barker, Betty Bennett, Dorothea Bennett, Mary Rose Bowe, Geraldine Brown, Margaret Canti- ello, Margarite Chapman, Shirley Clark, Mary Dangelico, Anne Deutschbein, June lloyle, ,lane Elder, Helen Etu, .lean Etu, Helen Finn, .lean Horwald, Christine lan- ueei, .lean LaSarso, Elizabeth Leonard, Anita Marine, Eleanor Martin, Mary ,lane McCarty, Irma Mills, Catherine Murphy, limma Newton, Catherine Roberts, Elsie Robinson, Anne Sears, Phyllis Sears, Mary Sheehan, Helen Simmons, Helene Smith, Glee u Club songs were offered, consisting of "Deep River" and "Jacob's Ladder," "Morning" and "Marianna," t'Golden Slumbersu and "The Dancers." The girls will sing at the graduation ex- ercises and will choose their songs from the following group: '6Dedication" by Franz, "Send Out Thy Light" by Gounod--ar- ranged, and "The Heavens Resoundn by Beethoven. This will conclude the activi- ties of the club for the year. The club was composed of fifty-five girls including Helene Smith who served as ac- companist. This was a much larger group than previous years and was a more suc- cessful one. rs of Glee Club faecompanistj, Margaret Smith, Elaine Stanley, Eleanor Taylor, jean Toole, Susie VVilliams. junior High School Members Ulympia Aurelia, Mary Boucher, Dorothy Bruso, Mary Catone, .lean Clark, Gloria Collier, Beverly Doyle, julia Flores, Antoi- nette Frawley, Patricia Galloway, Emily Miller, Betty Pashby, Carmela Peters, Mar- jorie Rice, Florence Roberts, Phyllis Shelly, Roberta Stead. 49.1.1- Sclwol Ensemble Our instrumental work throughout this year has proved to be far more successful than in previous years. The faculty, student body, and members of the ensemble itself have shown great interest and support in this field. Under the supervision of Miss Eleanor lftu, supervisor of music in the Fort Edward School, the ensemble has consisted of the following students: lst violins-Ronald Powers and Anita Boissoneau. 2nd violins-Grace Butler and Roberta Stead. Cellist-Jean Etu. Trum- pet-John Marine. Pianist-Miss Etu. Rehearsals have been held regularly once a week throughout the school year. This organization presented a fine pro- gram at the annual May Festival. Page Thirteen THE SIREN. was Football COACH - - - VVILLIAMVVILKIIC ASST. COACH - DR. MOYNIHAN Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward CAPTAIN - FRANCIS MURRAY, '40 MANAGER - - -IGHN TGQLE, '38 25 St, Mary's 20 Salem 13 Glens Falls 13 Greenwich 7 Scotia 6 Vllliitehall 6 Granville 0 Hudson Falls Fort Edward Fort Edward Francis Murray . , , Pat Murray Terry Nailor .loe LaMarch C . .lack L3M3fCl1C . Bill Hilfinger . .Toe Bowe . Eddie Roberts . . . Letter Men '40 Eddie Leonard '37 Paul Bishop . '37 . Dick Mccurfy . '37 Bob Montgomery '37 Bill Montgomery '37 I David Anderson '33 Pat Smythe . '38 Mgr. ,lohn Toole SUMMARY-It was the most successful 'season in the last five years. A banquet was ,wen to commemorate the sportsmanship of the team. lt was held in the Masonic Temple under the Iuspices ofthe local business men. 'Andy Kerr, of Colgate University, was ,uest speal er D mcing followed the dinner and the event pI'Oved very pleasant and successful Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward F ort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Fort Edward Basketball COACH - - WILLIAM WILKIE ASS'T. CoACII - WILLIAM CoNNIIvo CAPTAIN - - - JosEPH BONVE MANAGER - LEONARD JoHNsoN 58 Valley Falls 23 Greenwich 20 Corinth 26 St, Mary's 31 Alumni 25 VVhitelIall 23 Granville .. 44 Glens Falls 27 Hudson Falls 14 Whitehall 12 Granville 24 Glens Falls 21 Hudson Falls 26 Bolton 22 St. Mary's Total ......... Total ......... ............... 3 96 Page Fourteen Opponents .........,................... THE SIREN. 1938 SIFMMARY--The boys started the season off in fine shape by winning the first few gameS by large scores. After this excellent start, the team began to slip and they seemed to lack cooperation. This "slump" continued through out the rest of the season and many games were lost by a few points margin. Although finishing near the end of the list, they scored 396 points against their opponents' 377. Basketball letters have been awarded to the following: Captain joseph Bowe, Edward Roberts, Edward Leonard, Robert Wood, William Montgomery, Paul Bishop, Joseph Smatko, Robert Montgomery, Manager Leonard johnson. i..l49..-.L Baseball COACH - - WILLIAM WILKIE MANAGER - FLOYD MAYRAND ASS'T. MANAGER - JAMES VVEAVER CAPTAIN - - JOSEPH SMATKO Fort Edward ..,......... .......... 3 3 ' Argyle ......... 3 Fort Edward .........i.. .......... 1 O St. Ma1'y's ......... .... 2 Fort Edward .,.......... ..... 6 Glens Falls ........... .... 2 Fort Edward ..........i, ..... 3 Hudson Falls .......... .... 5 Fort Edward ............ ..... 1 Granville .........,............ ......... 8 Fort Edward .. ......... ..... 4 Hudson Falls .......... ......... l 5 Fort Edward .,.,........ ..... 4 Glens Falls ........... ......... 5 Fort Edward ............ ..,.. 4 St. Mary's ......... ......... 1 2 Fort Edward ...............,............i................... 1 Wfhitehall ...............,.............. ................... 2 3 SUMMARY-Baseball season started off about the same way basketball did. The boys won the first two games by large margins and then they lost their stride. Partially to blame for this, is the lack of experienced moundsmen. Fisher, the only veteran, has pitched excellent ball so far this season. The rest of the team has shown fine examples of good ball playing and hope to finish the season by winning their remaining games. Letters in baseball were awarded as follows: Capt. joseph Smatko, '38, Mgr. Floyd May- rand, '3Sg Edward Leonard, '37g Robert Montgomery, '38g Edward Nolan, '38: Edward Rob- erts, '381 Robert VVood, '38, Andrew Beale, '39Z Edward Fisher, '40, Robert Conley, '41, john Durkin, '41, - Truck COACH - EEVERETT GRIFFITH MANAGER - DUAL MEETS May 18 Fort Edward-70 Greenwich-34 May Z3 Fort Edward-Schuylerville tCancelledQ FRANK MIIRT ' 1NvVrAT1oN MEETS May 21--NVashington County Meet. Fort Edward, Third Place. June 4-Saratoga Invitation. June ll--E. N. Y. S. P. H. S. A. L. at Al- bany. Fort Edward. First Place. SUM'MARY-The track team is a 1Jl'O111iSi11g one. They began the season by trouncing Green- wich easily and then in the second meet nosed out Hudggn F3115 to gain third place in the NVHSlllUgtO1l County Meet. The bOyS are game and plan to make this season one of the best ever seen by Fort Edward. Letters have been awarded to the following: Jack Whalen, Edward Leonard, Andrew Shel- ley, David Anderson, Edward Nolan, Paul Bishop, Robert Montgomery, Robert VVood, Richard McCurrv. Page ,Fifteen THE SIREN, 1938 SIREN STAFF Editor ............................................,...... Michael Ruotolo Business Manager ...............,...., Bradley Wright Circulation Manager ..................... Gilbert Mills Humor Editors- Ronald Powers, John Marine Art Editor .........................,............. Michael Ruotolo Alssistant Art Editor ......... Clothier Maloney Typists- Jean Etu, Thelma johnson, Robert McCarty, Helen Hoag Sport Editors- Jack Whalen, Andrew Shelley Reporters- Goldie Daniels, Muriel Butler, William McCarty Faculty Advisor .................. E. Everett Griffith L...-...Q-.i-Q Editorials The time has come when we should bid our farewell to the Seniors. They are leaving our premises and are going out into the world to make use of the knowledge they have obtained from their twelve years of study in school. VVe hope that they will reach the heights of achievement both in the social and business world. Their success has been attained through many mediums. First there is cooperation, without which no class can work smoothly. Then there is work., Work not only seems to be, but is, the basis. of success. No one can attain success without it. This time of the year seems to be the most melancholy one throughout the whole semester. There is a reason for this and if you have not already guessed it, it is be- cause of Regents. Regents is a peculiar thing and is dreaded by all high school stu- dents, but nevertheless it is required by the state. It does not seem right that a person who works industriously throughout the year at a passable average should repeat the same schedule because he or she got 64 in- stead of 65 on a Regents test. The exams are feared so much that nervousness, fright and worry are often the cause of failures rather than lack of knowledge. But since they are required, you should prepare for them, a few hours of extra study may save you a whole year of school work. Your teachers are more valuable to you than your hooks, without them your books are worth- less and you are helpless. They are here to Page Sixteen . , teach you what they know and it not only is your privilege but your duty to accept this knowledge. The members of the Press Club wish to express their gratitude to the members of the faculty who helped them throughout the whole semester. Without their help, we would have never obtained the success which we have. Their generosity has been a great help and we appreciate it a great deal. -The Editor. "Farewell Seniors with Trust and Best Wishes" To you, members of the class of '38, the school has been beckoning for the past 12 years. The bells of the school have been ringing to you its message, calling you to your classes, calling you to your many tasks through which your teachers, parents, and friends have been sincerely trying to aid you to develop fine character and those qualities which will enable you to take your place in life as worthy citizens of your community, state, and nation. The bells of the school have called you to tasks which were many times odious, summoning you to studies which in your heart you felt were neither useful nor interesting. However, during these past years you have heard and obeyed as they called you to listen and learn. All too often, perhaps, they have not called you to discuss the sterner problems of life nor to face the realities of life. All too often, perhaps, they have merely called you to attend school, to he prepared to recite the lessons assigned to you, and to play and enjoy life when classes were over. They have called you, no doubt, when you wished they were far away, when lessons were not so well fixed in your minds, and when the dread of failure loomed large. The bells of the school will soon be silent to you. But do not think that because you no longer pay attention to the clamor of the school bells that all is ended-for you have but begun. If you think you have completed an education by graduating from high school, you are like the man who, with a drop of water in a teaspoon, boasted that he had corralled the ocean. tContinued on page twenty-twoj Tim SIREN. 19:32-s FACULTY 3 , v . ' A 3 1 'ir' lOl' RUXY Hsrb-Mr. Wilkie: Mrs, llziviesg Miss Rogers: Mr. Hulbert: Mr. Griffith. I CJL'R'lill RUXY-Mr. I5zu'lmcI't Miss lftii: Mrs. Muusmi: Mr. Cfmiiingg Miss llzmnzig Mrs. llurkn-eg Miss Sicimci. IIIIRIJ RUXX!-Miss Rccmlg Miss Piiwcrsg Mrs XYi'iglit1 Miss i.Lli'i1ll'l'Q Miss Merci-rg Miss lfzuizivzuii Miss Cimiiflwii. Nl f,fUNiiJ RUXYQMiss licllyg Mrs. XYrigicyg Miss lbuyleg Miss Cililll Miss lluglicsg Miss fiflillilll Miss i'iitZIJZltI'iCiiI Miss llrisliiig Mrs. Sheclizmg Mrs. Chase. I IRST RUXY-Mrs. Clrcclli Miss Ifimi: Mr, iiiekllcrg Miss A. isilllll Miss Mcifallg Mrs. Stzinleyg Mrs. ixIZltUCiliiil Mrs. XY1lQ'11L'1'. Page Seventeen THE SIREN. 1938 Washington Tour Un the morn of April 15, 1938, the Senior class members of Fort Edward High boarded the 6:20 train to start their long journey to Washington, D. C. We arrived in Albany at 8:43 A. M., and we were given one hour and a half to look the town over. A group of our boys led by Mr. Roberts, who supposedly knew the 'flayoutv of the town, walked for over an hour to find a place suit- able to eat in and when we did find the place, we discovered that it was about a min- ute and a half walk from the station. WKNTC left Albany at 10:26 A. M. and we had an eight hour seventeen minute ride ahead of us before we reached VVashington, D. C. The boys and girls played cards, read maga- zines, etc., to pass the time away. VVoody went to the observation car and slept there in one of the over-stuffed chairs during the whole trip. Some of the boys made new ac-- quaintances during their tour on the train and their time was spent with these new friendls. VVe passed through New York City at 1:55 P. M. and arrived at .lersey City at 2:30 P. M. Here we stopped long enough to hook on a dining car and a faster train. We passed through Reading, Pa., at 4:05 P. M. and about this time most everyone was settled down, some were sleeping, others reading and a few playing cards. We passed through Philadelphia at 4:24 P. M. and ar- rived at Baltimore, Maryland, at 6:08. After leaving Baltimore, the students started get- ting things together and at 6:53, we arrived at our destination, Washington, D. C. VVe boarded Van Zile's special buses, which took us directly to our hotel, the New Ebbitt. No one slept the first night because a great many just lay awake and talked of the trip and even those who tried to sleep were out of luck because other tours were pulling in the hotel at all hours and they made so much noise that hardly anyone slept. Our tours of the city began the next morn- ing at eight o'clock. The city of Washing- ton is a very unique one and the streets are so carefully laid out and numbered that one would find it hard to lose himself. The buildings and scenery are a sight that every- one should view if he or she has the oppor- tunity to do so. The buses used on the tours belonged to the Capital Transit Company Page Eighteen and they were very comfortable coaches. VVhilc in Vtfashington, we saw almost every building in the city and all those in- cluded in the tour. The weather was very fine in XVasl1ington, but on the day of our tour to Annapolis we were greeted there by a downpour of rain, and as a result the guides were unable to give us a complete tour. W'e arrived in time to see the midshipmen drill and it was a very fine drill with each f'Mid- dy" in perfect step. VVe then returned home tired and worn out from our day's tour and the singing aboard the bus coming back lacked the pep and vigor that was shown when we first started out. Un Tuesday, April 19, the students went on buses to Union Station and entrained at 1 P. M. for New York City. VVe arrived at Grand Central Station and boarded 1711565 which took us aboard a ferry boat. VVe trav- eled about twenty minutes upstream and then docked on one of the piers. Our buses then drove off the ferry and took us to the Hotel Taft. The hotel was luxuriously fur- nished, and everyone enjoyed his stay at it. W'hile in New York, we took an N. B. C. Radio Tour which proved very interesting and amusing. The rest of our time was free and we made use of every minute of it. One night a Fort Edward boy and a lady friend were doing the "Shag,', at the lnternational Casino, one of New York City's smartest night clubs. His footwork was so clever that everyone left the floor and the show stopped to watch him go through his routine. He was congratulated by the audience and was granted many selections hy the orches- tra leader. Thursday afternoon, suitcases were packed and the students were ready for home sweet home. At 4:30, we took special cabs which brought us to the Grand Central Station. After about an hour's wait we boarded a fast train which brought us home in record time. The trip home passed very quickly and everyone was tired from the tour. We arrived in Fort Edward at 10:20 P. M. and were greeted by a large gathering of town folks. Although everyone was glad to be home, we all hated to leave Vifashington, The city is so attractive and interesting that one would like to spend a few months to look the place over. THE SIREN. 1938 The lBool0 Worm Hole Let us suppose, worthy reader, that hitherto you have not visited the bright spot of the Fort Edward High School, the scene of melodramatic action, romance and riots -the High School Library. This being the case, if I may be allowed to quote some worldly, or should I say, earthly writer, "Prepare to die, and follow me." Upon opening the door of Room 7, floor 3, if by chance we are given to staring straight ahead, our gaze will rest on the athletic field, as seen through the seven large windows directly facing us. Further investigation having been prompted by some instinct, We discover that there are a number of other objects in the room, and immediately become engrossed in the highly educational and literary atmos- phere. The walls are lined with bookcases, wherein may be found books of all types- fiction, dictionaries, reference books, and magazines. Its back to the last window on our left, stands a magazine rack, from which flutter several flag-like objects. These later prove to be newspapers, tossed with reckless aban- don over crude little flag pole affairs, the ends of which are inserted into special holes in the side of the rack. Near this stands the dictionary, on a tri- pod. Here dreamy-eyed students while away their time, absently plucking at the pages, and gazing out the window at the girls' ar- chery class in action. And just in case they tire of standing up, there are five long tables, with eight chairs at each. These are provided with drawers, equipped with excellent "banging powers" when brought into Contact with student knees. Last, but not least, is the teacher's desk, the most gazed-at object in the library, since here sits Miss Mercer, our new librarian. We've often wondered why every study hall has become suddenly empty of its male population, and after visiting the library, I shouldn't be surprised if you and I had come upon a very plausible excuse for all the barked shins and smashed fingers suffered in the rush. , -SHIRLEY TEN EYCK. ....,.49 i Subject - Wanted I am asking for another subject. Yes! I know that probably it sounds queer but for some time I have been thinking how pitifully uninformed we are about a subject which, in my opinion, is very important. Its im- portance lies in the fact that it is needed in every phase of life. I am sure it is a wonderful subject, to say nothing of its fascination. It could never be boring or uninteresting for there is al- ways something new to learn. You ask, "Is this subject difficult?" No! That is the wonderful part of it. It would be easy to understand, explain and practice. The teacher of this subject would be looked-up to and respected a great deal because he knows so much more about this subject than you do. This subject, unlike other ones, is not one that you simply learn one year and forget the next. Neither is it like a subject that you forget as soon as you leave the class- room. You would, or certainly should, car-- ry this knowledge, or should I call it ability, with you wherever you go or whatever you do. This subject would make many persons want to be at the "head of the class." Prac- tice makes perfect you know, and you could find so much time to utilize your knowledge that you could not help but succeed in it. This is not merely something to talk about and forget. It really should be taught in every school in the United States. Yes! Even schools in every part of the world. You ask, "What is this subject?,' I will tell you in one word. It is "Etiquette" Why not have someone give it a try and see what pupils could do with it. I am sure We could all use it. -JUNE DOYLE. 3 Page Nineteen THE SIREN. 1938 A Glimpse Into The Study Hall Fifth period was finally over and classes were changing. I ran to my locker hurried- ly, grabbed some books, and struggled in vain through the crowded corridor. At last I reached the study hall door and a minute later, I sank down exhausted in my seat. The period was soon underway, and my mind commenced to wander Qas it always does sixth period in the afternoonb. First, I looked out the large and bright windows into nature's paradise, "Outdoorsf' How I longed to be there. Drawing my eyes away from the green trees and the sparkling sunshine, I rested my eyes upon different people in the room. My first gaze fell upon Albert Hilfinger, sitting across from me. He was reading a western story, and biting his finger nails as fast as he read. His mouth, as I could smell, was overloaded with Teaberry gum. Leaving Albert to his interesting book, my eyes wandered over to the other side of the room. Here, I found .lack Whalen sit- ting, or almost lying down. His books were on his desk untouched, his mouth was mov- ing slowly, his eyes kept closing, a little more, and before I knew it, he was sleeping in peace. It was too bad the fire whistle didn't blow, for then I am sure that ,lack wouldn't have been sleeping, but struggling with the study hall teacher to let him go. Right behind jack sat Bill Slack. To my astonishment he wasn't doing much of any- thing. He was just sitting very still, never changing his position. However his two hands weren't very still. They kept moving up over the top of his seat, until finally they touched the back of Eleanor McCurry's seat. They kept moving still farther, until at last, hc reached Eleanor's hair. Her hair looked very tempting to play with and so Billy commenced to pull. Pulling her hair wasn't so much fun, and so he started to tie it into little knots, and small balls. This was good fun, but poor Billy had to be taken from his fun, when Eleanor turned around quickly, and told him not to play with her hair. Fortunately the girls cannot be made fun of, for all were engrossed in their studies. Coming back to earth again, I came to the conclusion that study hall was a very inter- esting place. It reminded me of a corner grocery store Where almost anything may happen. All sorts of people come in to and go out of this room a thousand times a day, but we never stop to think of how interest- ing or uninteresting some of them can be. --JEAN TOOLE. The Autocmts Of The Library Table Now, technically speaking, an autocrat is one who reigns supreme and unchallenged in any one group. Therefore, it seems rather unusual to use the plural when referring to just one table. Perhaps I should say "the would-be-autocratsu because no one of them actually succeeds in his designs. The first autocrat I would like to disclaim is the newspaper reader. You are familiar with the awkward pole which holds the newspaper. Well, the newspaper autocrat has an uncanny persistency to ram this miniature flag staff into the optics. Envel- oped in the folds of this same newspaper, you are unable to do anything. Next to this autocrat is the sports auto- crat. He looks over the shoulder of the newspaper autocrat and continually holds forth on the relative merits of the "Yanks" and the "Giants," At every library table there is the teacher's Page Twenty pest. lt's his duty continually to attract the ICZlCllC1',S attention by slamming a book down with unnecessary force or by bluster- ing loudly against some imagined injury done by the person next to him. In addition hc runs to his locker as often as he can get permission to do so. A fairly harmless autocrat is the walking library. He carries every last one of .his textbooks with him and insists upon having enough room on the table for all of them. He also gets a stack of reference books as an auxiliary to his library. I'm sure you recognize each one of these types I have mentioned. You have probab- ly come in contact with each one at your table. So the next time you notice them just smile knowingly to yourself as I do in my conceit in thinking that I am the only one there lacking such idiosyncrasies. -WILLIAM SLACK. THE SIREN. 1938 Class Prophecy We predict a brilliant future for the members of the class of nineteen thirty-eight. Several years from now we see them all busy and contented. BISHOP-In 1942 we find Bishop the architect, building a home for two. BOWE-Joseph Bowe graduates from his paper route to the eclitorship of The Post-Star. BROWN-Geraldine Brown becomes sole and undisputed owner of the Old Ladies Home. BUTLER-Here we see Grace Butler taking down dic- tation at 150 words a minute. CAPUTO-Mary Ciaputo joins forces with her brother and does bookkeeping for him at the garage. CARY-'George Cary wins a prize for raising the big- gest hog at Washington Coimty Fair. CHAMBERS-George Chambers takes his family and moves to Washington as the owner of the "New Eb- bitt Hotel." COLLIER-Everett Collier wins national honors for de- signing latest model in China clippers. CULLIGAN-Bill Culligan gives up his part time job as soda jerkcr to take over .a chain of drug stores, DONAHUE-One of the members of the old class of '38 is dangerously ill, Ellen walks in as nurse. DONAHUE-Joan Donahue faces an unromantic future as teacher of shorthand, in F. E. H. S. FINN-Helen Finn is late for her wedding. She kept the groom waiting for 24 hours. GEORGIANNA-Kathleen Georgianna graduates a, full fledged nurse from the Glens Falls Hospital, GUGLIELMINI-A new Fred Astaire is found! It turns out to be none other than our own Frank Murt. HOAG-Edna Hoag is still undecided whether she Wants to be an art teacher or marry her latest beau. HORWALD-Jean has become the beloved school marm of Durkeetown High School. JOHNSON-Leonard can still be found hanging around down at the new Ice Cream Bar. JOINER-.Madelyn is christened poetess of Zetoville. She wrote a poem about an unusual subject, "A Tree." KONOPKA-Anna decided she couldn't get along with- out her teachers so she been-me one. MCCREA-Jane, who always had high ideas, is soaring higher in her plane above the clouds. McC1URRY-Richard is still in a hurry. Broadalbin has him down. MILLS-Gilbert Mills has decided to live up to his name. He ha-s a string' of them. MAYRAND-Floyd has gone far with the Y boys. They have been accepted in Argyle. MONTGOMERY-Robert has become rich by playing the numbers game. He now runs the racket. MONTGOMERY-William owns a hamburg stand so that he can eat whenever he wasnts to. NOLAN-Edward decided school was too hard, so he chose to take it easy and marry Jean Etu. O'SICK-Helen dyes her hair to match her latest mood. 1t's a pretty shade of blue. PAQUETTE-Betty is 3, prominent debutante. She gets an offer to become an artist's model for Clothier Maloney. PHELPIS-Donald goes to Hawaii to play his guitar to the Hawaiian girls for relaxation. RICE-Alfred inherits Van's Filling Station on Broad- way. He still has the same old car. ROBERTS--Edward is still complaining about the li- censes he must buy-one to hunt, one to fish, one to drive, and one to marry Phyllis. ROODS-Raymond marries someone half his size but she can and does boss him around. ROOKE-Has charge of the ventilating system of Fort Edward High. ROUSE-Wallace decided he isn't cut out to be a. farmer and joins the Navy to see the girls. RUOTOLO-Mike has taken up his residence in Green- wich Village with all the odier artists. SMATKO-Joe is still a much sought-after bachelor with the girls of Hudson Falls out to get him. SMITH-Helene sits in the back of the Baptist Church and listens to her hllSb3.I1d preach. STEELE-Marg has become a Broadway "Butterfly" on New York's Great White Way. STICKNEY-Eileen gets ma-rooned on a desert island with Dan Sheehan. A native chief ties the knot. VINES-Elizabeth is a rising yoimg journalist who is the Hancee of the editor. WILLIAMS-Suzy owns an exclusive shop and sells the latest and most expensive perfumes. WOOD-Dorothy gains two inches in height and becomes the tallest woman in the world. WOOD-Bob beco-mes coach of New York University. He teaches girls exercises for losing weight. WRIGHT-Bradley becomes an undertaker. He under- takes the task of getting his own meals. TOOLE-John becomes a clown in Barnum and Bailey's- circus. We close the book of time on this wonderful and inspiring picture and wish success to them in their various occupations. Class Will Of 1938 We, the class of 1938, hereby bequeath the follow- ing personal belongings to the beloved Junior Class and members coming up. PAUL BISHOP-wills a. pair of his big shoes to James Corkland. JOE BOWE-wills his curly locks to Jean Quackenbush. G. BROWN-wills her shyness to Eleanor Taylor. G. BUTLER-wills her brains to Betty Turner. M. CAPUTO-wills her nail polish to her sister, Car- mela. CARY-wills his farm to Jean Etu. CHAMBERS-wills his suspenders to Lemuel Holmes. . COLLIER-wills his gloom to "Mutt" Cronkhite. . CULLIGAN-wills his disposition to John Ma-rine. WFIQQ J. DONAHUE-wills her French to Shirley Johnson. H. F'INN-wills her slow motion to M. J. McCarty. F. MURT-wills his shag to Andrew Shelly. K. GEORGIANNA-wills her chatter to Mary Cutler. E. HOAG-wills her "Wimpy" to anybody. J. HORWALD-wills her hair to Betty Jane Bowe. L. JOHNSON-wills his "Jungle Fever" to Gordon Clark. M. JOINER-wills her lpoetry ability to M. Chapman. A. KONOPKA-wills her dullness to Phyllis Sears. J. McCREA-wills her cheer leading outfit to B. Snyder. R. McCURRY-wills his girls to Billy Slack. G. MILLS-wills his fireman's pledge to Ann Sears, F. MAYRAND-wills his musical talent to M. Trackeno. R. MONTGOMERY-wills his athletic ability to C. Til- lotson. Page Twenty-one TIIE SIREN. 1938 Class Will Of 1938 B. MONTGOMERY-wills his loud socks to B. Copeland. E. NOLAN-wills Jean Etu to his brother Bob. H. O'SICK-wills her shorthand to M. Sprague. B. PAQUETTE-wills her truckin' ability to Emma Newton. . A. RICE--wills his car to Marshall Havens. D. PHELPS-wills his guitar to Helen Burns. E. ROBERTS--wills his personality to B. Staceavich. R. ROODS-wills some of his height to Joe Viele. H. ROOKE-wills her blonde locks to B. Mallvuccio. W. ROUSE-wills his team of horses to June Doyle to help Jean Etu on her farm. M. RUOTOLO-wills his job at the Bradley Theatre to A. Morrill. J. SMATKO-wills his paper route to Bob McCtarty. H. SMITH-wills her Art Crossman to Jane Davies. M. STEELE-wills her red hair to Evelyn Dennis. E. STICKNEY-wills Dan Sheehan to Ruth Murray. B. VINES-wills her gum to Miss Reed. S. WILLIAMS-wills her permanent to Edna Ma-e Douglas. D. WOOD-wills one of her little shoes to Sarah Scott. B. WOOD--wills his "Tarzan Physique" to Albert Hil- finger. BRADLEY WRIGHT-wills one of his father's caskets to Dan Sheehan. J. TOOLE-wills his good humor to Harold Middleton. "Farewell Seniors with Trust and Best Wishes" fContinued from page sixteena The Bells of Fort Edward High School may soon be silent to you, but there are other bells calling which are far more in- sistent, far more authoritative, than any you ever may have heard. No tinkle of sound may be heard as they ring to you. They are for your ears alone, they may call to you alone. Let your consciousness fail to hear them and they have rung in vain. VVill you listen to them as they ring? My happy and very pleasant relations with you this past year have strengthened my faith that you will. To you all I wish every success. ERLVIN R. FLETCHER. ,i.,iQ, -ik., Intra-Mural Letter Awards Eleanor Taylor - '40 Elizabeth Leonard '40 Catherine Roberts '40 Elsie Robinson - '40 Fannie Sarchioto '40 Geraldine Roberts '41 Margaret Rourke - '41 Grace Butler - '38 Edna Hoag - '38 Jane McCrea '38 Elizabeth Vines - '38 Goldie Daniels - - '39 Helen Hoag - '39 Hilda Corkland '40 Helen Etu - '40 Cheer Leatlers Letters were awarded to the following for their work throughout the year. New uni- forms, new cheers and Miss Reed's aid con- tributed to make fthe squad an efficient and colorful one. ,l-H116 MCCFC-21 - - '38 John Marine - - - '39 Thelma Johnson - - - '39 Mary Jane McCarty - '39 Page Twenty-two -. THE SIREN. 1938 Qm04yLa4fLAo The Whitehall Times Preii Page Twgnty-three . THE SIREN. 1938 41 Qlf1li0fJffLa4 l,fm5A Page Twenty-four


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