Fort Edward High School - Siren Yearbook (Fort Edward, NY)
- Class of 1938
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R THE SIREN. 1938
l- Edward Roberts .......
1 Joseph Bowe ..........
Grace Butler .......
Mary Caputo ......
Gilbert Mills .......
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.
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
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
Press Club, 45 Dramatic Club, 4, Economics Club, 45
UShel', Senior Play, 4g Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 45 Washington
JEAN HORWALD ----- i'HORWAL.D"
"And nobody knew where the lassie
For the magic that called her was
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.
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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
ALFRED RICE ------ "BEECHER"
"And still they gazed, and still the won-der
grew, that one small head could carry all he
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
Assistant Basketball Manager, 1, J. V. Basketball, 2.
MICHAEL RUOTOLO - - ---- "MIKE"
"With his muttering, making such
Keeping other chaps awake the whole
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-
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
Would echo helpless laughter to
Superintendent Industrial Arts .Shop Class, Athletic
Trainer, 45 Dramatic Club, 4, Business Manager Siren
Staff, 4g Washington Tour, Stage Manager, Senior Play.
-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-
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
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.
The Senior class held a "Harvest Dance"
on November 19 and it proved to be very
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
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
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.
St. Patricks Card Party
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.
Best workers for class ...... Mary Caputo
and ,lane McCrea
Best girl student ........................... Ellen Donahue
Best boy student .................................... Alfred R166
Most likely to succeed
Best looking girl ........................ Margaret Steele
Best looking boy ........ ........... ll lichael Ruotolo
Best athlete ...............
Best girl dancer .......... ............ M argaret Steele
Best boy dancer .................. Frank Guglielmini
Most popular girl ................................. Betty Vines
Most popular boy ..................... Edward Roberts
THE SIREN. 1938
Arcuri, Rose Ann
McCarty, Mary jane
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
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
.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
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
twelve. Spring flowers made the gym very
Bowe, Mary Rose
THE SIREN. 1938
Douglas, Edna Mae
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
During the Freshman year, Francis Murray acted as President with Gabriel LaSarso as X ite
President. Elsie Robinson was elected Secretary-Treasurer.
Bennett, Theda Elizabeth
Bowe, Betty Jane
Iannucci, Jerry Ralph
Iannucci, Jerry Joseph
Robert Conely was elected President with John Quattrocchi acting as Vice-President
Jeannette Clark was elected Secretary and Elsie Davies was chosen Treasurer.
THE SIREN. 1938
JUNIOR e HIGH
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.
Kamburelis, Marfula Kelleher, Mary Ellen
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-
The social events included a Hallowe'en Party, a Christmas Party, Valentine Party, May
Party and june Picnic.
Knickerbocker, Kathleen Koss, Mary
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.
TH E SIREN. 1938
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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
'.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
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
Ticket and Prognam-Barbara Snyder,
Shirley Ten Eyck, Robert McCarty.
Advertising--NVilliam Slack, Lawrence
Checkroom-Mary Cutler, Elsie McCauly,
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
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-
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
This is the first Commencement issue
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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
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
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,
songs were offered, consisting of "Deep
River" and "Jacob's Ladder," "Morning"
and "Marianna," t'Golden Slumbersu and
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-
rs of Glee Club
faecompanistj, Margaret Smith, Elaine
Stanley, Eleanor Taylor, jean Toole, Susie
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,
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
Under the supervision of Miss Eleanor
lftu, supervisor of music in the Fort Edward
School, the ensemble has consisted of the
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.
THE SIREN. was
COACH - - - VVILLIAMVVILKIIC
ASST. COACH - DR. MOYNIHAN
CAPTAIN - FRANCIS MURRAY, '40
MANAGER - - -IGHN TGQLE, '38
25 St, Mary's
13 Glens Falls
0 Hudson Falls
Francis Murray . , ,
.lack L3M3fCl1C .
Bill Hilfinger .
.Toe Bowe .
Eddie Roberts . . .
'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
F ort Edward
COACH - - WILLIAM WILKIE
ASS'T. CoACII - WILLIAM CoNNIIvo
CAPTAIN - - - JosEPH BONVE
MANAGER - LEONARD JoHNsoN
58 Valley Falls
26 St, Mary's
.. 44 Glens Falls
27 Hudson Falls
24 Glens Falls
21 Hudson Falls
22 St. Mary's
Total ......... ............... 3 96
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.
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
COACH - EEVERETT GRIFFITH
Fort Edward-70 Greenwich-34
Fort Edward-Schuylerville tCancelledQ
' 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
THE SIREN, 1938
Editor ............................................,...... Michael Ruotolo
Business Manager ...............,...., Bradley Wright
Circulation Manager ..................... Gilbert Mills
Ronald Powers, John Marine
Art Editor .........................,............. Michael Ruotolo
Alssistant Art Editor ......... Clothier Maloney
Jean Etu, Thelma johnson, Robert
McCarty, Helen Hoag
Jack Whalen, Andrew Shelley
Goldie Daniels, Muriel Butler, William
Faculty Advisor .................. E. Everett Griffith
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
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teach you what they know and it not only
is your privilege but your duty to accept this
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.
"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
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
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
IIIIRIJ RUXX!-Miss Rccmlg Miss Piiwcrsg Mrs XYi'iglit1 Miss i.Lli'i1ll'l'Q Miss Merci-rg Miss lfzuizivzuii
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'.
THE SIREN. 1938
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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.
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
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.
THE SIREN. 1938
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-
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
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
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
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-
We close the book of time on this wonderful and
inspiring picture and wish success to them in their
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
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-
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.
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-
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
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
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
D. WOOD-wills one of her little shoes to Sarah Scott.
B. WOOD--wills his "Tarzan Physique" to Albert Hil-
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.
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
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
,l-H116 MCCFC-21 - - '38 John Marine - - - '39
Thelma Johnson - - - '39 Mary Jane McCarty - '39
-. THE SIREN. 1938
The Whitehall Times Preii
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