Franklin Central High School - Liberanni Yearbook (Franklin, NY)

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E H S! 5 ! ! KA T7 Y - e"?"" . fiudsx-S IURZMNHXILYIIN CUENTYHQAH. EGQHWGDGDH. UDUUDHGQZZUT UCDUNI To FQEDEIZICK L. Brzusu, MD., MDE., AN OUTSTANDING ALUMNU5 or DELA- WAQE LITERARY INSTITUTE AND OQGAN- :zen or Tue ru2sT ATHLETIC new DAY, IN Qzcoomvnow or me mme ATLILETK. svum ue UAS pnomowo IN Tuns 5cuooL. wanna CLASS OFIQ57. DEDICATE ourz LIBEIZANNI. ILHLTBIEIRAMINIUNIH SHMMFIF Editor-in-Chief nsnsuannnsn-nnsuhnlnnnnunnnupnnn-n-can-s -------- Francis Sch itt Assistant Editor ------------------------- ------ Ethel Bridgman Business Manager ---- ----- - --------------------- Edward Sienicki Circulation Manager- ------------------------ ---Lewis Johnson Art Editor ----- - --------------------- --------- Millard Secord Boy's Sports Editor ---- - ----- - ------------ - ---- Kenneth Simmons Girl's S orts Edit p ' or ------------------ Non-Athletic ActivitieS---- ----------- Literary Editor Humorous Editor- -------- Virginia Armstrong William Barker Margaret Boggs Nettie Boggs Dorothy Drake Frances Geertgens Ruth Gifford :gun-pa-nares:-v-n -nanqrrnsnnsn-ns Reporters Pearl Wagner --------Eva Charles ---------Virgin1a'Law ---------Honora Wilson ---------Donald Ackley Irving Hanson Evelyn Hodges Carrietta O'Hara George Slawson Nettie Snyder John Taggart Clara Trowbridge AN EDITORIAL This year we have tried yearbook. In previous years mimeographed. As the former the latter too laborious, we a new method of publishing the it has been either printed or process is too expensive and decided to take a middle course and have our book planographed. This is a fairly new process, whereby typed sheets are photographed. We sincerely hope that this experiment will meet with the approval of you, the friends of the Senior Class. We have tried to do our part in making this annual a success, but we know our efforts would have been fruitless without the help and constant cooperation of the seniors as well as our adviser, Miss Linzy. This Liberanni has been written with certain aims in view: To furnish the friends of the school information concerning the student activities and the departments which are represented in our school, to give the students of Delaware Literary Institute a record of the events in school life for the past year, and to provide the seniors with a book of memories based on their school days. .,1.,:.. IHAKIIIJIUYY CDIF lflRAiNllXIUllN CUUNTURM. ECEIHCDOIL Harold B0 Wood, BQAQ, !doAelI- --------------- -------.- q Cecil S. Fowlston, B.S., H.S. .......... Vice Principal, Science Wendell E. Cook, B.S. -"-------- ----------- -Physical Education Doretta V. Gregg, B.A. , B.S. ---------- -Social Studies, Library Charles J. Haughey, B.A. ------------ ------------- - -Liathematlcs Celia M. Kinslow, B.M. --------------- ------------ -------- music George E. Lattin, B.S. ------------- ---------------- A griculture Sabina C. Lattin, R.N. ---------------------- ----- -School Nurse Margaret S. Law, B.S. -------------------------- --Latin, French He Annette Linzy, BLAQ, 1-In-Ac """"""""""' """ En Madeleine C. Pickenpack- ------------------- Co mercial Subjects Avice L. Rowell, B.S. ------------------------------- Homemaking F. Gerald Taggart, B. Arch. ------------------ ----- - ------- Art Nellie C. Kemp -------------------------------- -Social Studies Blanche Morse- ------------------------------------- Sixth Grade Mary. N. Tilyou ------------------------------------ Fifth Grade Helen I. Gladstone -------------------------------- Fourth Doris Almstead ------------------------------------- Third Ruth K. Slawson ----------------------------------- Second Mary S. Enderlin ----------------------------------- First Grade Grade Grade Grade u 'V I. 4 ' ,x.1.fv'-I All WH xrg WN H dl Mn M 3 fy' fwfr V' 'uf r' wg, ' "I"z"' In ' kiwi .5 Q, :W 5 ' W A ml!-'Q r,' 1 5'tJiQh,, vlwx' X Y I " X 17 ' AY . Y A v 1. .Vx 1" ,l- I I W mdJl7'Vz!G"N4' 34.5 nur 1' T I U4 A , 1 L' I . I ..z" Alb, A 'lm E 0 1g Donald Ackley F.F.A, l. 4-H l,2. Soccer 1. Football l,2. H Icebound' 4 Q nL1berannin 4. Outdoors Club 2. Virginia Armstrong Glee Club l,2. Prize Speaking 2,4 nlceboundn 4. nLiberannin 4. French Correspon dent 2 0 Social Studies 2 Class Poem 4. William Barker Football 2,3,4. Basketball 4. Track 5,4. F.F.A. President 41 " I cebound" 4 . nLiberannin 4. Margaret Boggs Glee Club 1. Track l,2,5,4. All-Star l,3. Basketball 2,3,4. MINHCDH2 Cllllxiaiv fn by Nettie Boggs 4-H l. Track l,2. Basketball l,2, 5.4. Prize Speaking, 1,2. nlceboundn 4. All-Star Track l. NTQ Market,To M8I"k6t" 2 0 Dramatics 2. Ethel Bridgman Dramatics 2,5,4. Basketball l,2,3,4 C1assTreasurer nLiberanniU Purple and Gold Review 2 5 4. nLady of Painn nwhy the Chimes Rangn Eva Charles Basketball 3,4. nPurp1e and Gold Reviewn nLady of Pain' nLiberannin 4. Class President 4. Class Secretary 5 President of Student Council Softball 4. ' .3ff'Dorothy Drake 4-h Club 1,2,2. Leader 5. Glee Club l,2,4. Class Prophecy 4. Handicraft Club l. Frances Geertgens Basketball 2,5,4. Co-Captain 4. All-Star 4. Athletic Council Track 5 nLady of Pain' 3. nlceboundn 4. Softball 4. Liberanni 4. Glee Club 1,2,3. Ruth Gifford Track l,5. All-Star l,5. Handicraft Club l French Play 5. nlceboundn 4. 4-H President 5. Tennis 4 0 Liberanni 4. Irving Hanson Football l,2,5,4. All-Star 5,4. Captain 4. Basketball 2,3,4. Baseball 3. Track 5. 'Iceboundn 4. Liberanni 4. Class Secretary 4 Athletic Council 4. avelyn Hodges 4-H Leader 5. Glee Club 1,2. Dramatics Club 2. Handicraft Club l nPurple and Gold Reviewn 5,4. uLlberannin 4. SIUNHCDIR, CIILMJTD L Lewis Johnson E. C. 2,5,4. Football 2,3,4. " Icebound" 4 . Purple and Gold Review 2,3,4. F. F. A. l,2,3,4 Vice President 4 Handicraft Club nLiberannin 4. Virginia Law Basketball l,2. Glee Club l,2. Class Secretary nPurple and Gold Reviewn 1,2. nlceboundu 4. Commercial Conte Cheer Leader 4. Dramatics Club 2 Carrietta O'Hara Class President Vice President 1 Dramatics Club 2 WTO Market,to Market' 2. nTh6 Other Wise Idann 40 nPurple and Gold Glee Club l. Francis Sch itt Baseball 2,2,4. Football 2,5,4. 1. 1. st O 2. ,5 2 5 Class President 1,5 Vice President 2. 'Purple and Goldn 5 Eg CQ 2,5,4l President of Forum 4 Liberanni 4. Student Council 4. Millard Secord nL1berannin 4. Basketball 4. Baseball 4. Edward Sienicki Class Treasurer 2, 3. 'Liberanni' 4 Athletic Council 2,5,40 Dramatics l,2,5,4. EO C0 3,40 Athletics 1 2 5 4. Prize Speaking l, 2,5. Kenneth Simmons El .CQ Football l,2,3. Basketball l,2,5. All-Star 5. Baseball l62,5. 'L1beranni 4. nThe Other Wise Man" 40 Outdoor Club l. George Slawson Football 4. Baseball 2,3,4. Senior Plaz 4. 'Liberann1 4. TJIUNHCDIR CEILNDITU 1 C' "7 ,.... -0 V . p Nettie Snyder Dramatics Club 2. 'Lady of Pain' 5. Public Speaking 4. School Bank 4. John Taggart 4-H l,2,5,4. nPurple and Goldn 2. Basketball Manager 4 Baseball 5. ULiberanni' 4. Dramatice Club 2. Soccer Manager 1. Glee Club l,2,3. Forum 3. Clara Trowbridge Basketball Manager 4 'Purple and Gold' 4. Athletic Council 4. Commercial Contest 4 Honora Wilson Class Treasurer 4, Forum 4. Prize Speaking l,2,4 Dramatics Club 2. nlcebound' 4. 'L1berannin 4. nThe Last of The Loweries' 4. Track 2, 4-H Club 1. CEHZAEE HWHNKDHZY Twelve years ago this fall the Class of '37 started school in the Ladies' Hall with Mrs. Enderlin. Of that group only Frances Geertgens, Lewis Johnson, Carrietta 0'Hara and Evelyn Hodges remain. Miss Martin CMrs. John Mclntoshl was our second grade teacher, In the third grade we were under Mrs. Lynn Finch's guidance. Virginia Law joined us that year. When we reached the fourth grade, we found a new teacher, Miss Gladstone, awaiting us. Carrietta O'Hara left us that year and went to Otego. In the fifth grade we had Mrs. Earl Tilyou as teacher. Eva Charles joined us during the year. We seemed to be the class that greeted the new teachers because we welcomed Miss Yaple CMrs. Russell Bradleyl for our sixth grade teacher. That year a number of students entered the class. They were: Ethel Bridgman, Dorothy Drake, Francis Schmitt, and Edward Sienicki. Carrietta O'Hara also came back. In March we moved into the new building. When we reached the seventh grade, we felt very much grown up because, although we were located down stairs under Miss Kemp's guidance, we had several classes upstairs. We no longer had one teacher for all subjects but a different one for each. Ruth Gifford joined the Class that year. In the eighth grade, we had Mrs. Andrew Wigham for our home room teacher. Kenneth Simmons and Irving Hanson joined us at the beginning of the year. The next year we were full fledged high school students. And to make us more certain of the fact, the sophomores initiated us. That year Donald Ackley, William Barker, Margaret and Nettie Boggs, Nettie Snyder, George Slawson and Honora Wilson were enrolled in our class. We elected Francis Schmitt for President and Miss Keenholts CMrs. Henry Crawford! as class adviser. We had the first annual Fresh Frolic. In our sophomore year we elected Carrietta 0'Hara as President and Mr. Fowlston, class adviser. During the year we sponsored a Patrons' Day Dance and a roller skating party. Francis Schmitt was the Junior Class President and Miss Gregg, class adviser. In December we sponsored the Junior Prom in honor of the Seniors. During the year Virginia Armstrong was welcomed to the class. At last we reached our Senior Year! At times it seemed as if it were a dream that could never come true, but we have enjoyed it the most of all. We started out by electing Eva Charles as president and Miss Linzy, class adviser. The first event was a Hallowe'en party'held for the school. December ll was the Senior play entitled, 'Icebound'. April 9, we sponsored an informal dance with Burt Boycds orchestra. The annual Senior Ball was in May, the last dance to be given by the Class of '57. During the last four years,members of our class have been well represented in basketball, baseball, football, track, and one-act play contests. Thus endeth the history of the first step of the educational ladder of the class of '37. Even though it is only the first step, we have enjoyed it so much that we would lik to do it again. D 3427+ J? Cllllllxfb fu WVHIUL We, the Class of 1957, being of unsound mind and feeble judgment, but of a very generous disposition, do ordain and publish this last Will and Testament: We do'bequeath,devise,and give: f To Mr. Wood:-This pair of rubber-soled shoes to enable him to stand up while playing volley-ball. To Mr. Fowlston:-We give this small dinner pail so that he will never feel the urge to raid the refrigerators in Room 16. To Mr. Haughey:-This bicycle so that his daily rounds through the halls every last period won't take so long To Mr. Lattins-This book 'How To Make Speeches' so he won't feel shy when it comes to giving a speech at next yearb Ag. Banquet. To Mr. Cook:-This team of champion horses so that he can have a winning team next year. . To Mr. Taggart:-We bequeath this free pass to Goshen--also one for Goldie. To Miss Linzy:-This package of tums to enable her to keep up . her tee-tum work next.year. To Miss' Gregg:-This fly swatter so she can kill the bee that stings her History A students. To Mrs. Law:-We give this little can of dirt so that she can plant a garden in her home room. To Miss Pickenpackz-We give this governor, so she will always abide by the new State law. To Miss Rowell:-This contract which enables her to be Home- making teacher in Unadilla--for her own convenience. To Miss Kinslow:-We bequeath a baritone horn for her orchestra To Carolyn Peake:-We give this safety pin so she can pin her gym suit together. To Jack Colburn:-This book on etiquette so he will know how to treat the girls he collects. To Helen Warren:-We give this calendar so she will have bette-r luck in getting the school paper out on time. To Bill Barnes:-This book entitled 'Tarzan' so he will realize the importance of his muscles. To Doris Joh son:-We bequeath this pillow so when she falls on the hard floors in the halls it won't h rt so much. To Kenneth Bookhout:-This knife to cut those permanent strings that tie him down. To Eleanor Smith:-This little house so she will be protected from Windy nights. To Norman Peake:-This gallon of sweet cider so he won't have to drink Doc Warren's vinegar. To Margaret Jackson:-We give this miniature car so she won't have to call on Harvey. To Esther Armstrong:-This grown up doll so she will be able . to see how a grown-up really looks. To Howard Walwanisz-This book nHow To Reduce Your Nosen To Ruth Jackson:-This chest and key so she can keep her notes locked up. To Linn Feltman:-This silencer for his mouth. To Joh Geiselmann:-This pair of gloves so that when he hitch- hikes to Oneonta he won't freeze his thumb. To Carl Wayman:-This package of razor blades so that he will come out from behind the mask. To Pauline Lewis: This little Dutch boy so that she can train , him to be a High Wayman. To Evelyn Robinson:-This little tub to remind her of Tubbey. To Harrison Geiselmann:-This book of rules so he will understand the Laws. To Burr Taggart:-This bottle of rust remover to enable him to get rid of those little spots of rust that he got from standing in the rain. To Dick Taylor:-This wire fence to put around the Robinson farm so he will never have to worry about Frances. Vernon Taylor:- This duck as a mate to,his Drake. Joe Giudice:-This small microphone so he will be able to play . his fiddle over the radio. To Bessie Westcott:-This diamond to enable her to start the greatest scandal of D.L.I. To Martin VanBuren:-This chisel-so that he can chisel on his - feet in his spare time. To To The Class of '37 hereunto sets its hand and seal this twelfth day of May in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-seven. ' Signed 2 Che-af y 257 Witnesses: ' 2 fc CEHBIDE IPHZCDIPITHUIY Over their teacups, the Seniors are amiably discussing what they will be doing ten years from now. They are still wondering, when some one conceives the idea of having their fortunes told by the tea leaves in their cups. 5 Carrietta O'Hara is the wife of William Holt. She has one son named Patrick Michael, and what Irish stews she can cook! Clara Trowbridge is a private secretary in a lawyer's office. She and Bill Barker just broke their engagement. Donald Ackley is a small town dealer in remodeling second-hand automobiles. His wife, Honora Wilson, is busy dividing her time between washing automobile windows and caring for their two children, Romeo and Juliet. Edward Sienicki is in the lOCth Division of the United States'Auxiliary Corps as head of the Hospital Staff. He specializes in fancy Wcutsn since his profession is surgery. Ethel Bridgman is a doctor in a large New York Hospital. Her husband, Edward Sienicki, sees to it that she doesn't use the operating room for the same purpose as she did the Editorial Room. Eva Charles is a professor of Latin in a large New York school. Her husband, Fleming Geertgens, enjoys keeping house in their Dutch Cottage in New Rochelle. Evelyn Hodges is a grade supervisor in a large school. Her husband works in an agriculture experiment station, and they call their home the nGreen Lantern.n Frances Geertgens is a chorus girl, and she broadcasts weekly over the radio. Her theme song is, nDid you mean it?' Francis Schmitt is the president of a bank. He is still up to his old trick ---- being absent the same day as his secretary. V George Slawson is a hitchfhiker. But Pearl Wagner felt sorry for him and took him in one night. They are now married and the proud parents of twelve children: Andrew, Frank and Florence who are twins, Anthony, Mathilda, Timothy, Jeremiah, John, Jonathannwho are triplets, and Zachariah and Hezekiah. Dorothy Drake is dean of a large western college. Vernon Taylor' objects to Dot's little sister riding in the back seat Irving Hanson is the dirt farmer member of the Federal Reserve Board. He likes to write poetry and short stories in his spare time. John Taggart is a civil engineer. It looks as if John were going to be a bachelor because he still changes his mind about an ideal girl friend. The man dressed in white is Kenneth Simmons. He is a street cleaner in a large city. He has a girl in every block. Lewis Johnson is the efficient Chevrolet salesman. He gets down on his knees to Dorothy Clark on the back porch. Margaret Boggs is a switchboard operator in a Bell Telephone Company. She hitchfhikes her way to Walton dances. Nettie Boggs runs a restaurant and tourist home which she calls "M:'Lllard's Inn." She and Millard are debating whether they should settle down to married life. Nettie Snyder is a missionary in India. While speeding down Main Street, Bombay, an Indian policeman gave her a ticket. She began to reprimand him for his lack of courtesy, and he sent her up for a few years. Ruth Gifford is a lady assistant in a funeral parlor. She can't forget the times she spent in the cemetery with Starr and Lynn. Virginia Armstrong is a nurse in a large New York hospital. She still writes poems in memory of Jack Colburn. Virginia Law is a comic strip artist. Her husband, Alfred Nelson,thinks she can make excellent faces and really should be in the comics herself. William Barker is the president of a business concern. Since his engagement to Clara Trowbridge has been broken, he is leading a quiet life in a country home for elderly men. LIMERICKS There is a young fellbv named Irv, Who likes to dodge and to swerve, While he is driving a car, But one trip to the bar And he is pickled, like any preserve. There was once a girl named Ethel, who went sailing away on a vessel. She went up on the deck, And now she's a total wreck, Befause she got caught on a trestle Francis Schmitt UZIHYMHEE HHZCDM Will TICDH7 CDE TVHHE EHAHXQE Twelve years ago, We started out To climb the stairs Of woe and doubt. w Perhaps you too Would like to kno , Who has climbed From depths below. Meet Millard Secord. Artist of fame, Pictures of note Will soon bear hls name. Of coy little Miss Boggs, You have no doubt heard, On the merits of Millard She'll give a word. Don't hang around Kenny, If you prefer ease. He is classed by us all As the world's greatest tease Virginia Law, The wit of the class, You'd like to meet her? The talented lass. Honora's a treasure, Tilted nose so cute. And she won Donald With Cupid's flute. Here's Donald Ackley, A mechanic is he. He can remodel a Ford Right to the tee. A doctor, it seems, Ethel wishes to be. I wish her success Clf she doesn't doctor me.D Edd1e's an actor, Skilled in the arts. He is also a singer, And thrills ladies' hearts. Carrietta, our friend, Is jolly indeed And she'll lend you a hand, If you are in need. Nettie Snyder, If she doesn't do worse, Enters Jefferson To be a nurse. Ruth G1fford's frown Has turned to a smile. She meets Lynn Feltman Once in a while. Pearl is so quiet, Never says a word. She's thinking now, Someday she'll be heard. No one knows What John is to be. His biggest wish now-- A family, 'We Three'. Irv's a football nero With a record very fine, Athletics, not English, Seems to be his line. Margaret's a wizard In typing, I'm told. Some day the cup She'll surely hold. George Slawson is slow But steady with all. He's very good looking Though not very tall. Take Frances GeertS6nS. I'd have you know, She is the lass Telling them where to go C1ara's complexion Is both pink and white. She's very fond of dancing, But sews instead at night That danger sign On Clara's porch? It's Bi11's red hair, No, not a torch. Virginia Armstrong, True to name. ' Armstrong heater? Here's the dame. Lewis, a boy scout, Leases his pin. Some girls like itg Others turn it in. Evelyn Hodges-- Teacher-to-be. Pupils will never Get hen up a tree Francis Sch itt, a leader Of the class of '37 we hope he'll lead our group To the gates of heaven. Dorothy is studious, Learns her lessons well. Of anything that you might ask, The 'Ifsn and nAndsn she'11 tell Eva sticks To a lucky boyi Fleming seems Her only joy. 'Tis the top of our stairs, And our rhyme must end. May good luck forever On you descend. 77J,zzze WHCUEHNDUJNHDQQ The high light of the senior activities of 1937 was the presentation of the senior play, 'Iceboundn by Owen Davis. This was directed by Mrs. Donald Law, who has had charge of dramatics this year. After about two months of rehearsal and rollicking fun, the play was ready for the public on Friday night, December 11. The members of the cast were: - Henry Jordan Lewis Johnson Em a--his wife Frances Geertgens Nettie--her daughter by A a former marriage Nettie Boggs Sadie Fellows--a widowed sister Honora Wilson Orin--her son Ralph Slawson Ella Jordan--an unmarried sister Virginia Armstrong Ben Jordan--the black sheep of the family Edward Sienicki Doctor Curtis George Slawson Judge Bradford Francis Sch itt Jane Crosby--a servant Virginia Law Hannah!-a servant Ruth Gifford Jim Jay--a deputy sheriff William Barker One scene, that of an old fashioned parlor, was used for the three acts. The properties were skillfully and ob- ligingly taken care of by Charles Smith, Gerald Taggart, Millard Secord, Donald Ackley, and Irving Hanson. The family were all mean and money-mad with the exception of Jane, an orphan brought up by Mrs. Jordan. Mrs. Jordan died leaving Jane all her money. Ben returned from hiding from the police. Jane went his bail and put him to work on her farm. The rest of the family hated her but kept begging for help from her. She finally refused to give, or lend them any more money. Ben became a changed man because of his work on the farm. When Jane saw that he was thoroughly reformed, she called the family together and turned all her money and land over to Ben, and started to leave. Ben discovered he loved her, and she finally gdmitted she loved him. The play ended with plans for their wedding. There was a large audience and a very appreciative one. The class treasury was greatly boosted by the profits from this dramatic venture, and both the class and the audience retired with a sense of satisfaction. IHCD U51 EIENHCDUZ Qs gi E23 S3 z O H El H 'S Mba an QS O I-4 E4 ID H Q3 Ez: E BE. ZS is 12 E gl E? gm bd E? 'L 0 3? 'B O O 0 U2 EE 5' W 'ri r-4 H U'U2A2xINHKH.UlN CE IEYNTYHMHI. MEIHCDCIDU. b. 1, 1 . A 1, P-N u ? L1-A C ILASS CDIF 119.56 -NT 'f - ' ' cLn.A5:p our macho ,Y-1 , 77 t X crrmrszs CDI? nemo JU IOR JUJNHCDH2 Glllixfni The Class of 1938 did not elect officers until October 15, 1936. Then the following were elected: president, Carolyn Peake: vice president, Jack Colburn secretary, Louise Packer, treasurer, Lawrence McGrath, class reporter, Norman Peakeg Athletic Council representative, William Barnes: class adviser, Miss Gregg. Butthe Class had bad luck and lost two of its officers after Christmas vacation, Louise Packer and Lawrence McGrath, so Eleanor Smith was elected secretary, and Carl Wayman treasurer. Norman Peake was elected junior representative on the Student Council, and Carolyn Peake, as president, also represented the Class. On December 18, the juniors held the annual Junior Prom in honor of the Seniors. Olie Nelson's orchestra furnished music for round dancing from nine until one. The attendance was small, and the Class did not make expenses. However, those who attended reported an enjoyable time. In order to pay the bills and put a little extra in the treasury, pop, popcorn, and candy were sold at basketball games. Several members of the Class have participated in football, basketball, baseball, prize speaking, plays, and musical activities during the year. The Class planned an informal dance, but it conflicted with other school activities so had to be given up. Next year this Class will be printing the yearbook! To- To- To- T0--- To- To- To- To- To- To- To- To- To- To- To- To- Toe JIUJNHKDHZ WYQUIENMUTHGDN Eva Charles we give these handcuffs. She can keep Flem from getting away this time. 'Giny' Armstrong we give this love story to read whenever she feels blue. 'Irv' Hanson we give this pin so that he will not have to take them away from the girls. George Slawson we give this box of sleeping powder to help him sleep more soundly in classes. Ruth Gifford we give this date book to keep track of her many dates. 'Kenny' Simmons we give this bottle of glue to help him to stick to one girl. 'Giny' Law we give this basket of food. We know shefs very fond of eating. Ethel Bridgman we give this airplane. She can fly to Syracuse as often as she pleases. 'Eddie' Sienicki we give this can of Ethyl gasoline. He'll always have a spark of Ethel near. Carrietta O'Hara we give this chain to enable her to keep her dog at home. Evelyn Hodges we give this rubber hose. She will be able to keep order when she starts teaching school. Dorothy Drake we give this car without a back seat, to prevent Sch itt we give this little lady doll. He will Francis always have at least one girl. Frances Geertgens we give this watch. She will always be able to tell her mother what time she gets in. Margaret Boggs we give this car. She will not have to 'bum' her way to Walton dances. --Millard Secord we give a certificate allowing him to go with as many girls as he likes. --Pearl Wagner this book on science so that she can always study her favorite subject. her little sister from accompanying Vernon and her --Don Ackley we will not know --Honora Wilson buckets. Don spring. give this muffler so that Honora's folks what time she gets home. we give this handle to put on the sap will not spill hot sap down his boot next John Taggart we give this can of gasoline. Now he can take the girls riding when they want to go. -nB1l1' Barker we give this ring. He'11 have one to give each of his girl friends. Clara Trowbridge we give this spoon to add to the collection she and Bill have for future use. -Lewis Johnson frequent back we give these pads to save his knees from porch kneeling. Nettie Snyder we give this Hooey magazine so that she will not be serious-minded all her life. -Nettie Boggs we give a rolling pin. She may need it in future life. Aheml -Miss Linzy we give this drum. She'1l be able to beat out her ta tums in poetry scansion. ,ZQ,86.,.,.,.y's9 Q2,.,.e.J LIMERICK There was a young lady from Corningg when she got married,they gave her a horning. They shot off a gun, And how he did run, And now the poor lady is mourning. Eva Charles SOPH- 0l10RE MDHDIHCDMCDHZIE GQMxfviv On October fifth of nineteen hundred thirty-six, the sophomores held their first meeting in which the following officers were elected: Charles Underwood, Presidents Inez Rhodes, vice Presidentg Dorothy Charles, Secretaryg Carol Robbins, Treasurer, Hr. Fowlston, Class Adviserg Frances McNutt and Francis Patrick were elected as class reporters. The fresh en were made to realize that they were to respect the superior classes,on October sixteenth. The sophomores exercised the same authority which the year before had been exerted over them. The fresh en, everyone feels, are full-fledged high school students since they have survived the effects of a rough and humiliating initiation. The second big event was the sophomore's Valentine Dance on February sixth. Boyce's Orchestra supplied music for square and round dancing. The dance was well-attended, and the sophomores feel that they were very successful in their first attempt at a social event. The sophomores will return next year expecting an unprecedented. one, so far as scholarship, athletics, and social activities are concerned. Ella AX4-1. X if f-.. , QNX 'H 'S gf j X ' Av ali xx 528 I R 'x I f f -1 XNQEL XY K, A S A AN HIQEEWMAN Ullixfviv Last fall the freshmen organized and elected the follow- ing officers: P1'0Sid011'G --------------- Jeanette Allen V5-09 President ---------- Eldora Slawson Secretary --------------- Louise Bookhout Treasurer 4 .............. Anna Eicas RSPOTWI' ---------------- Barbara Finch Advi-SSI' ----------------- Miss Pickenpack They were initiated by the sophomores on October six- teenth. In spite of the rude handling of the sophomores, they came through with flying colors. The freshmen showed spirit in the Freshman Prize Speaking Assembly by being represented by Frances Worden, Elizabeth LeSuer, Anna Eicas, Robert Eaton, and Orley Mattison. Frances Worden and Robert Eaton were awarded the prizes. On the Friday before St. Patrick's Day, the Freshman Class had charge of an assembly program. They held their Fresh an Frolic on May first. It turned out to be very successful, beth finaneielly and socially. ' r The Freshman Class was proud to be represented by two girls and two boys on the schoo1's basketball teams. SOCIAL ECDCEHZML IIVIENTTSJ It seems that the sophomores were the first to have any activity concerning the school. On October 16, they held their Freshman Initiation. They scared the freshman girls by tickling their feet and the boys by riding them on the operating table. Then the seniors blossomed forth with a Costume Hallowe'a1 Dance on October 30. The costumes were certainly original. Helen Warren, as a little girl, and Edwin Niles a Senator Fishf Face, received the prizes for the humorous couple, and Eva Charles as Little Red Riding Hood, and Fleming Geertgens as a Mexican, received prizes for being the best-dressed couple. Everyone had a good time, and the refreshments were enjoyed by all. On November 13, the parents came to school and visited the different classes. Many parents gained a clearer idea of how the classes were conducted. Tea was served by the Homemaking Department for these guests. On the 20 of March, the Ag. boys held their annual Ag-Dance. Dick Charles furnished the music. Cookies and chocolate milk were consumed in alarming quantities and that age-old maxim, 'a good time was had by all,' was fulfilled. Then on December 18, came the annual Junior Prom, in honor of the seniors. Asthis was the most talked-about dance of the year, a large crowd attended. The dance began with a grand march of the seniors and juniors and their guests. Ollie Nelson and his orchestra furnished music, and during the intermission cranberry punch and cookies were served. The gym was attractively decorated by the juniors with Christmas trees and lights. It was by far the best dance of the year. V The Sophomore Dance was held February 6. Burt Boyce's orchestra furnished music for round and square dancing. Roy Robbins, in behalf of the Junior Class, sold large quantities of ice-cream and pop. Everyone enjoyed himself, and seeing the faculty square-dance .was a treat that many of the fortunate crowd witnessed. On April 9, the seniors held a Balloon Dance. Everyone danced round and square dances, to the music of Boyce's orchestra. Ice-cream and cookies were sold. The guests and faculty especially enjoyed the dance, as did many of the student body. On May l, the Freshman Frolic was held. Boyce's orchestra furnished the music from eight to twelve. The gym was cleverly decorated with green crepe paper, green balloonsjand a freshman clown adorned the center of the stage. Cookies and punch were served, and everyone had a good time. The annual Senior Ball was given on May 21, to the music of Ollie Nelson's orchestra. The Sym was gaily decorated in the Senior Class colors, blue and white. Formal gowns added a colorful note. ' Com encement Week will be marked by the usual social events of Senior Reception and Alumni Banquet. HVUJIBILHCE MPEAHKHNQEJ During the course of the school year, each class under the guidance of Miss Linzy, presented in assembly a number of memorized selections. The eight best speakers from the entire group of twenty-six contestants spoke in the auditorium on the evening of February 3. Then the two best speakers from this group went to South New Berlin for the sectional contest, on February 8. Those participating in the Prize Speaking Contest, February 3, were: Honora Wilson, Joseph Giudice, Carolyn Peake, Francis Patrick, Howard walwanis, Frances Worden, Helen warren, and Edward wurfer. A great deal of talent in the art of public speaking was displayed by this group. Carolyn Peake and Edward Wurfer were given first prizes of five dollars. They journeyed to South New Berlin, on February 8, but they did not 'carry home the baconn, though they spoke very well. WUIHIE CIDTTIHIEHZ WHEE MAXNW On December 20 a large audience of parents and friends gathered in the gym to see the play, NThe Other Wise Manu, by Henry Van Dyke. The play was directed by Mrs. Law. The plot of the story was Artaban's search for the star of Bethlehem. Everyone present was impressed, not only by the acting but by the scenery and costumes as well. It was one of the best plays of the year. The principal characters were: Everett Goldsmith ------------ Artaban Lawrence McGrath ------------- Addus Elsworth Griffon ------------- Rhodospes Edward Wurfer ---------------- Abgarus Edward Sickler - -------------- Marsena Francis Patrick -------------- Tigranas Kenneth Simmons -------------- Centurion Ethel Bridgman ------------ ---Captive Maid Carrietta 0'Hara ------------- Lady of Bethlehem Rev. Meredith Dallman -------- Reader Wm CDIHHUU1 ncwwuw The 'Last of the Lowries' by Paul Green, was Franklin's contribution to the Susquenango League one-act play contest held in South New Berlin, March 1, 1957. It won second place. The setting is in the woods of South Carolina, ln a little Indian hut. The characters are half-breed Indians. The rest, the father and three boys, were all killed by the sheriff and his men for being outlaws and murderers. The last boy is killed during the play, and the mother is at last defeated, but she clings to her faith in God. The play has been put on twice since the contest, once on May 19, at the Abraham Kellog High School, and once in D. L. I. on May 22. Cumba - the old mother Honora Wilson Jane - the sister Carolyn Peake Mayne - the wife of one of Helen Warren the dead boys Henry Berry - the one surviving boy Edward Sienicki This play was directed by Mrs. Donald Law and was considered a fine piece of dramatic work by all who saw it. WTTHHE HKHNGYE ENCEHHBWQQ The one-act play, 'The K1ng's Eng1ishF, was given the evening of May 22 in the school auditorium, following the play, The Last of the Lowriesn. This play is a h morous sketch in dialect. The action concerns the trials of Ripley O'Rannigan in finding a husband for his daughter, Loola. The only requisite is the perfect use of the King's English. The entire cast indicated that Mrs. Law, as director, had discovered dramatic talent among the boys of the school. Ripley O'Rann1gan Norman Peake Loola Ethel Bridgman Kawa Koo Martin VanBuren Sokka Wagga Robert Eaton Warra Goola Melvin Schmitt A Guard Charles Alexander Silas Q. Pudkins Donald Westcott Montmorency van Renselaer Smythe Charles Underwood Hard-Boiled Mike Howard Walwanis Bzxter B. Brashley Newell Wood Morris Perlheimer Joseph Guidice Carlton Purley Pattervy Edward Wurfer Richard Willis Francis Patrick U'IRAMNUKU.UIN CE lfEHXl'lFH2AML 55412 IHCDCDH. FYFIF' lll Ill Aumummmumnzxi mmm IE: 1PwuuPu.IE EL GCDILID SWAIN? "1E.cLI' IF uUmrILm1Nu1IY QTEQCIT mmm The only social event which the E. C.'s sponsored this year was their annual banquet. Seventy-five E. C.'s and invited guests were served in the Masonic Hall by the Eastern Stars. Brother Ben Warner acted as toastmaster, and the speakers were Brothers Harold Hyzer, Charles Belden, and Cecil S. Fowlston. After this, dancing was enjoyed to music fur- nished by Olie Nelsonfs orchestra. At two o'c1ock the party broke up, and everyone went home satisfied that this, the ninety-second annual banquet of the Fraternity,was a success. Aside from the banquet, the E. C.'s have been rather quiet although they have increased their membership from seven to eleven. Members are all looking forward to the picnic which comes on the Friday of Regents' week. They have every reason to believe that it will be as successful as the picnic last year which was held at Bnna Jettick Park. nvruuzm at what www The monthly publication known as the Purple and Gold Review has despite many difficulties come out this year containing more and better material. The weakest division in previous years was the literary content. This year, many more students have contributed poems, short stories, and essays. Anything which appeared in the department is the student's own work. Last year, the advertisements were rated highly,and it has been the sincere aim to keep advertisers pleased. The advertising manager tried hard to make this department clever, original, and attractive. Many social functions have made an interesting and complete social page. The nSchool House Catu was asked to furnish idle chatter about personal items gleaned from school life. His column was merely started to add a little informality to the school publication. It is realized that the humor page is in need of improve- ment. The jokes are not original, but more and more pupils are learning to keep their ears open for humorous, dry remarks made by teachers and students. Because of the excellent athletic teams of this year, the editors have Teen able to be proud of the sports page. They have intended to give short, concise summaries of each game. Sincerely, the staff has tried to make a full and interesting school publication. If they have failed, they are extremely sorry, if they have succeeded, extremely happy. IHRAINUXILUUXI UEDNTERJAH, jail UWCDCDH. mrrmumrncr araomnwnm F""lF'l!"' Inn :nn 6, IFIEHII3 GDEQGIDWIESTTKQJSA ., ,M Av, 231:-its ID .GX YD U75 05 u.. H. MUTILUHCI dl MUJIDILNTY CUDUJNGQHIU The Athletic Council this year has not held an elect- ion of officers. This is due to the fact that the athletic program has gone much more smoothly than usual this year, thereby creating few difficulties to be straightened out. The reaction of students toward athletics and school spirit indicate that the aims of the Council in promoting interest and sports- manship are being attained. The Student Council was newly organized this year and has not gathered momentum as yet. The object of this club is to bring the ideas and opinions of the faculty and the students closer together. Members are the president and one elected representative from each of the Junior and Senior High School classes. This year the President of the Council was Eva Charles: Vice President, Francis Sch ittg Secretary, Charles Underwood. The organization has adopted a constitution. BASE I BALI. ' Baseball Schedule 1957 May :5 Delhi May 6 -l+Unadi11a May ll NNew Berlin May 14 -:-s. N. Berlin U V May 18 4New Berlin "' May 21 tUnadi1la May 25 NS. N. Berlin 7,0 111 M in may 27 Sidney ,ff V' lg ' June 1 Sidney l l ' June 5 All-Star 'H rx I- C '.. 4 League Games The 1957 baseball season looked very hopeful with its squad of about twenty-five candidates. The squad lost only four regular players. They were Millard Secord, the regular p1tcher,Kenneth Simmons, Donald McKown, and Richard Taylor. Coach Cook looks to his battery of three pitchers, Edward Sienicki, Lynn Feltman, and Lavern Schreher with Barnes as the main back stop, with the support of fielders and basemen to bring his team through the season undefeated. This will be rather difficult because of the heavy schedule. U'U2!5.iNUXU.HlN GIIEIN'll'IR!ZxI1. full UWKDKDH. CEH'MMMlPUCDUNll'b ' .1-, v.. of-I Y X' ' ',x..l ' GIHRILS' IDAIDIIXIYJT XDAILIL.. B uscnwrf' 115.aA:DfmUrrbAu.n. .5 rea ufcoQD1r1rbAu,u, QEHHZILQE UBZMHKLUHEZAILH. The girfs basketball squad this year had a very successful season as they won all the games. The squad started out with twenty-six girls, but some dropped out. There was no regular first team as all the girls getting suits had equal abilities with a very few exceptions. At the start chances looked pretty slim for a winning season, as several players had been lost through graduation The only two left from last year s first team were Frances Geertgens and Ethel Bridgman. The others who were given suits were: Frances McNutt, Eva Charles, Dorothy Charles, Margaret Boggs, Nettie Boggs, June Peake, Carolyn Peake, Frances Robinson, Eldora Slawson, and Mary Bennett. In the league this year Franklin played the same schools as last year: Unadilla, New Berlin, and South New Berlin 0 As Ethel Bridgman and Frances Geertgens were the only two letter girls from last year, it was decided that they would act as co-captains, alternating their turns. They were both capable and willing captains. The players chosen from the team for this year's All- Star game were Frances Geertgens, Ethel Bridgman,and Eva Charles. Although this valley lost, the girls played on excellent game. GIRL'S BASKETBALL SCORES Franklin Team Opponent 23 Alumni lO 41 Harpursville 6 18 Sidney 15 15 Sidney 14 15 Bainbridge 5 27 Unadilla 25 18 Milford 4 27 New Berlin 5 20 South New Berlin 6 52 New Berlin 5 16 South New Berlin 1 52 Harpursville 7 284 Totals 109 It is hoped that next year's squad will meet with as much success as this year's. The 1956-57 boys' basketball season was the most successful in the history of D. L. I. The boys went through the season of 15 games without a single defeat, and one tie, scoring 599 points while their opponents scored 191 points. In all the games the boys showed unusual skill and as the totals of some games will show, they completely outclassed their opponents. Alumni game, the boys won 58 to 17, and was a good one, though some of the 'old were tired out when the game ended. In game with Sidney the score was 41 to 18 In the the game boys' the first and. Franklin certainly 'barried home the bacon'l Another good game was the Milford game with a close score of 25 to 21. The Bainbridge game was a tie, 21 to 21, and the sides were even in skill and size. However, the game was not played off. The scores for all the games are: Alumni Harpursville Sidney Sidney Bainbridge Unadilla N. Berlin S. N. Berlin Unadilla Milford N. Berlin S. N. Berlin Harpursville Franklin Opponents 58 17 ll 14 18 21 9 14 15 12 21 88 15 18 'lllllli' ii- The prospects for the team in '57-'58 look fine. But several boys will be missing when the team again gathers to defeat all opponents. FDDTBALL The 1936 football season of D. L. I. was the most successful one in many years. Winning seven games, tying one, losing none, D. L. I. scored ninety-six points and allowed her opponents to make only thirteen. The team was fast and fairly heavy, averaging 156 pounds per player. Each man was for the team and thought not of personal praise, making a team that clickedu and worked well together. The season opened with a trip "" to Sherburne, to play a team that M had a great reputation. As Franklin had not played Sherburne VM ph. in several years, little was known of the opposing team. To get a H A season off for a good start, D.L. Hg I. came home on the long end of 12- ,M MM O. ' Deposit visited Franklin the following week and went home defeated 19-O. Keeping up the good work, the team came home from Afton, victors of a score of 44-O. The Afton team put up a good, clean fight, despite the score's implication. The 1937 prospects had a chance to display their abilities in this game, and showed up well o Meeting Greene on our home gridiron, the team played a hard fought game. Both teams were evenly matched. The only score of the game was when D. L. I. rallied to a quick attack. One of the most exciting games of the season ended 6-O. D. L. I. traveled to Walton to meet an undefeated eleven. Because of the equality of the teams, neither was able to score. The following week Franklin visited Oxford's team, to fight for the championship of the league. D. L. I. met its first and only defeat at Oxford's hands, 7-O. However, it was discovered that Oxford had used an ineligible player and was forced to forfeit its games. The last game of the season was with Bainbridge at Franklin. Its evenly matched teams and spectacular plays made it a game ever to be remembered in the minds of the players and spectators. Both teams fought until the final whistle blew. D. L. I. kept clean her record by working out of a tight jam with a score of 14-12. The all-star game at Greene found Oxford again meeting Franklin. The quarter ended in a scoreless tie, but, because of the scoring of the other teams, the Susquehanna valley won. The 1937 team will be lighter and inexperienced, yet promises to be faster. The boys saw a little service this year which will prove valuable, possibly enabling D. L. I. to come through on top again. TRAC The track team to represent the school in the League sectlonals this spring was picked from the winners of the events in interclass track. One person could enter only two sports. The sectionals were held in Franklin. The schools represented wereg South New Berlin, New Berlin, Unadilla and Franklin. The winners then went to Afton where the All Star Meet was held. The events entered were: Boys 100 yard dash GirIh 50 yard dash Boy's high jump Boy's 200 yard dash Girfs 100 yard dash Girls basketball throw Boy's shot put Girfs baseball throw Boy's 400 yard.relay Girfb 200 yard relay Boy's broad jump HNHEHZQHABE EIVGDXQTYE The interclass sports participated in this year were soccer, kickball, volley ball, basketball, foul shooting, track and softball. Tennis is yet to be played. The winners were as follows: ' Boys Soccer Freshman Kickball -------- Volley ball Juniors Foul shooting Seniors Basketball Juniors Sophomores Sophomores Sophomores Seniors The class scoring the highest number of points will be awarded the Brush Trophy at commencement IDEWZAUQUMENH3 ZAHDMHNHEUHZZAUUKDN Changes in any administration must be gradual and s be carefully planned. hould This year prize speaking was greatly encouragedg twenty- six bronze pins, on which appears an orator, were award ed by the Board of Education to all contestants appearing in the separate class contests held in assembly. Plans are being made for next year which will interest even more student if possible, in prize speaking. An active interest in participation in plays has be 5: Bn encouraged among all of the classes in high school. Younger students are included in the casts so that in a few year greater plays may be undertaken and students, experience in acting, may make them greater successes. The.Admlnistrat1on has encouraged students to choos their vocations intelligently. Students are aided in se possible occupations, looking into many phases of the wo S d e lecting rk, and attempts have been made to create a desire for self-analysis. This phase of the work of the school is important. Plans have been made to join an association, formed many public schools of New York state, to further visual by education. This activity is sponsored by the Phi Delta Kappa, fraternity. The purpose is to enable member schools to obtain more and better sound and silent films for classroom and use. The school is using approximately 200 slides blwee school kly frdm the State Visual Education Division of the State Education Department and will continue the program next year. The American Autc obile Association had planned to put at the disposal of students of D.L.I. an automobile in which they might learn to drive safely and carefully. Due to unpre- dicted circumstances it to send the car. Hopes This year emphasis scholarship on the part Particular interest and has been impossible for the asso are high for receiving one next has again been placed on high of all students in the school. progress has been achieved parti thru cdmpetition for the Class Standings Award which is made at commencement time. A plaque will be awarded to class which has maintained the highest average mark for entire year. A healthy rivalry has developed which has very good results. This award will be continued in the which are to came. And now at the close of another year an even better administration is anticipated. ciation year. ally no be the the produced years MNT The Art Department in Franklin Central School is under the supervision of Mr. F. Gerald Taggart. The aims of the Junior High School classes, which are compulsory, are many. Chief among them are: l. The appreciation of beauty as expressed in fine, industrial, and household arts. This covers all the phases of art, both in the home and in the commercial and industrial fields. Art appreciation makes the student capable of enjoying the best in all things which will give him a fuller, more complete life. 2. Discovery of those pupils who show talent and perseverance and to offer them special opportunities for the development of their skill and creative power. 5. A knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws governing the creation of fine and beautiful things. Many courses are needed to carry out these objectives. Included in these are pencil, pen and ink, crayon, spatter work, oil painting, etching, tempera, poster work, soap carving, block printing, and charcoal work. From this variety the student is sure to find at least one which arouses his interest. When he does find one, he is eager to go deeper into the subject and to continue practicing. In the Senior but are voluntary, range of courses. com ercial design, of these require a during the term. During any of High School the art courses are not compulsory, the student choosing his subject from a wide These include pencil rendering, poster work, mechanical and architectural drawing. Each certain number of plates to be completed these courses the student is left, as far as possible, to work out his own designs and drawings. The teacher is a guide to the students rather than an assistant who does actual work for him. Only occasionally does the instructor work on the students' drawings. The drawing and its idea must originate within the student . It must be felt by the student. The deeper, more intense the feeling, the better the drawing. All drawing must be voluntary. Physical force cannot bring about the creation of ideas. For this reason a budding artist should be surrounded by numerous examples of good drawings and probable ideas for drawings. These should be criticized for good and bad points by the teacher. Constant reference pup1l's mind. to them soon makes an impression on the Time is an important element in art work. Haste and impatience have been the ruin of many a young artist. The principles and fundamentals must be mastered first, regardless of how tedious they may seem. As soon as these are thoroughly mastered,the pupil may hurry on as rapidly as he wishes. Art courses in High Schools are being looked upon more and more favorably everywhere. The day may come when it will be a necessary subject in the high school curriculum. CICIDMMEUQCI HM. The subjects taught in the Commercial Department at the present time are those which must be taken by a student who desires to earn a commercial diploma. They are: Bookkeeping I, Bookkeeping II, Business Law, Economics, Introduction to Business, Typewriting, Shorthand II,and Business Arithmetic. These subjects give the student a foundation with which he may enter the modern business world. The Commercial Depart- ment does not claim to nturn out' finished bookkeepers and stenographers, but to give practical and diversified knowledge of the common occurrences and terms of business with special emphasis on vocational subjects. It was planned to drop Shorthand from the curriculumg however, because of the demand among the students for this subject,it has been reconsidered. If present tentative plans are put into effect,Shorthand will continue to be a part of the commercial course. Com ercial subjects, particularly typewriting, are helps in school. It is possible for the students to publish a school paper which is typed and then mimeographed. Typing forms the basis of this paper because it would be too expensive to have one printed and almost impossible to publish a paper by using hand cut stencils. Typewriting students are usually in demand by school paper editors, not to mention teachers at test time. Most educators, business,and professional men agree that typewriting is an asset to all persons in whatever field they plan to work. It is useful to the college student, doctor, lawyer, engineer, salesman, teacher and others, who while they do not earn their living by doing stenography or typing, find it a most economical, efficient, and convenient help in their chosen work. It is one of the subjects recommemd ed for everyone in high school, regardless of what course he is taking. Bookkeeping is a useful subject for the future farmer or housewife. This subject gives a working knowledge of budgets and methods for keeping books to show profits or losses, assets and liabilitiesg on the chicken farm, dairy herd, fruit farm, 'gas station,' grocery store, tea room, and others. A school bank is operated successfully by members of the Bookkeeping II class under the supervision of Miss Madeline Pickenpack. This serves the twofold purpose of providing a convenient place for the deposit of funds from various school organizations and individual students,and giving them at the same time banking experience. All of the commercial subjects are taught by Miss Pickenpack with the exception of Introduction to Business and Business Arith etic. These subjects are taught by Miss Kemp and Mr. Haughey because the commercial teacher has all periods filled. IENQE1 MEET English instruction includes work in composition, literature, and speech. Under the division of composition there is a great variety of work. Original short stories and poems are something new this year in this field. The students have enjoyed writing because it was their first real chance to let their imaginations run wild! The results were entertaining and worth while. Essays, editorials, and newspaper articles have also been written. Closely connected with the study of writing and speaking are the units on vocabulary building, library lessons, and practice in parliamentary procedure. The seniors have a right to feel proud of themselves, for they had the highest scores of any of the classes on Inglis Vocabulary Tests, their average score reaching the norm. In oral work there have been speeches for special occasions, speeches of introduction, and personal interviews used in applying for a position. This division is probably the one most dreaded by high school English students. However, nNobody is learning to gesture or declaim, but rather to talk naturally and usefully.' Not cratory, but the ability to adapt students to every speech situation in life, is the aim of all oral work. The study of literature consists of the reading and discussion of novels, short stories, essays, plays, and poetry. Students have devoted class periods to this work, as well as time outside the classroom. Many supplementary books from the school library are read following the study of definite literary types. This department is now trying to make English more useful and appealing to students. Probably in future years students will find English even more practical. Less emphasis is being placed on the study of grammar and more on the formation of habits of correct usage. The greatest incentive to improve his language habits comes when the pupil realizes that he will be able to express himself more clearly and more acceptably to others. This year pupils have been able to measure their own progress through individual charts showing the frequency of composition errors in usage. Drill for the elimination of common errors has resulted in a gradual decrease shown on the charts. English I pupils made an interesting survey of common errors in speech heard in the school corridors as well as in the classrooms. The entire high school course in English is based on the normal speech, reading, and writing activities of young people. U ZAIULQHNU AQ HDZAYQE DWQDHZHS HEALTH The school nurse is ready to start another busy day at eight-thirty when the buses are beginning to arrive. Sally's cut knee is given first aid. Jimmy returning to school following a co m nicable disease, is sent to the school doctor for examination. Mary's second degree burn on her thigh is covered with a dressing and a note sent with her to the school physician. Sally Jane leaves a note on the nurse's desk to call and see John who is ill. Five students are inspected and given permission to return to their classes following absences from school because of illness. Hrs. Brown calls to see the nurse regarding Ruth's health. Ann and Peter who were examined, X-rayed, and given a tuberculin test at the chest clinic two days ago have their arms inspected for reaction to the tuberculin test. After a final check-up by the school doctor, they go away happy to learn it is negative. Judith, eyes glistening with tears, is treated for a toothf ache and at the same time is encouraged to visit the dentist. Robert has an inflamed throat and a temperature. Arrangements are made for him to go home, with advice that he see his family doctor. The nurse will call to orrov. The nurse pauses for a minute to arrange her work and to read Betty Jane's note. Betty Jane is sent for, and the contents of the note discussed. Arrangements are made for the school hot lunch for Betty Jane and her brothers. Pupils in the first and second grades are inspected. Praise is given for their neat, clean appearance. A short talk on the importan of bringing a clean handkerchief daily is given to the first grade, while one on the best foods for good teeth and the importance of daily care is given in the second. In the afternoon Sandra, who has fallen 111 at school, is taken home where her condition is discussed with her mother. A deep snow drift prevents getting to Arthur's home. On the way back the nurse stops to see Joh at the request of his mother who telephoned earlier in the day. Back to town with the clank, clank of auto chains, and a second effort is made to reach Arthur's home from another direction. Off the main road for a couple of miles in the tracks of a previous car, the nurse's car comes to a stop in another snow drift. After walking more than half a mile against a brisk wind through the fields, the nurse reaches Arthur's home. His visit to the eye specialist, and the doctor's orders, are explained. The walk back to the car is down grade and easier going. The car see-saws back and forth for some time, then darts out into the ruts of the road once more and goes merrily homeward in the dusk of a w1nter's afternoon. GQ HTCIDMIQEMMKUNCEU One outstanding activity of the Homemaking Department is the hot lunch project. The department serves nearly 100 pupils every day. On Wednesday a full lunch is served to about 45 students and 'teachers at a cost of 18d per plate. The planning of these dishes is given careful consideration. Thqy must be low in cost and at the same time, interesting and nutritious. Foods served include milk, fruits, fruit juices, cooked and raw vegetables, and also puddings and custards. Next year it is hoped that the school may have a cafeteria. This would necessitate the equipping of the large study-hall for a combined study-hall and cafeteria. There has been 1 gradual increase in the number of girls taking homemaking in high-school. This year 3575 of them are studying homemaking, but this number should be increased still more. Out of the past senior classes at least sox of the girls are now in homes of their own, or are doing house-work for someone else. These results show that more girls should take up homemaking while they are in highpschool. This year, five girls taking homemaking, attended Farm and Home Week at Cornell, where they received much inspiration for their work. Ho emaking girls often visit homes in the community to study furnishings and equipment. In this way the girls become more interested, and the actual home conditions make their work seem more of a reality. Families visited also become more aware of the department and realize the extension of the activities. The seventh and eighth grades are the beginners, but they are not inactive. They begin to sew and cook and try hard to measure up to the progress of the older girls. This year the eighth grade girls will make their own graduation dresses. The parents should be as proud of this, as the pupils themselves. ILANQEJ UJACUJM The aims in the study of Latin are as follows: 1. To acquaint the student with Roman civilization from which many of our political and legal ideas have been inherited 2. To stimulate intellectual growth by opportunities to develop logical thinking. 3. To teach the student to take as his own, part of the experience of nearly a thousand years of history, science, literature, politics, and engineering. 4. To make lives richer through understanding the mean- ing of many Latin words, phrases, and quotations of frequent occurrence in English. 5s To teach the derivation of Latin words in English, enabling one both to understand meanings of many previously unfamiliar words and to appreciate the real meaning of many familiar words. The Department is using in French this year, for the first time, the Cleveland Plan, thereby French is the medium of instruction. The students learn French by speaking the language during the entire class period. Their prdgress is slower but their grasp of the content of the lessons studied is far more comprehensive under this plan. IUHEHZMQY Library service has increased in the past six years for the following reasons: 1. Increased facilities offered students 2. Increased correlation of subject matter by teachers. 5. Expansion of recreational reading 4. Use of the reference collection by people not connected with the school 5. Teaching of library usage through special instruction Grade libraries are housed at present in separate rooms and have grown proportionately in service and volume. These libraries include their own periodicals, while the main reference .collection is available to grade pupils and teachers. The number of volumes in the high school library when it was transferred to the new building in 1951 was 6013 the number of volumes at present is 1696. Each year 550 additional books from the State Traveling Library are available to the school. The library is a member of the Junior Literary Guild of America for older boys and girls which selects the out- standing books of the month for young people. A complete library catalog of author, subject, and title cards increases the usefulness of the book collection. The growth of the library necessitated additional shelving in 1956. The collection of reference books ranges from Famous First Facts to L1 incott's Gazeteer, a film catalog Index, and Book seI5Et on ographfes. The Americana Enc clo edia was purchased in 19563 the World Book in 19553 ew n ernational in 1952, Com ton'sEgcturgifgngzglopedia in 1950, WI5ston's Loose Leaf Eib 510 edlalfromgthe ormer D. L. I. Ifbrary, and Popular c ence cyclopedia purchased in 1950. The library subscribes to the daily Egg York Times and twenty-six periodicals on news, art, science, health, and occupation. French periodicals are available to language students. A vertical file of pictures, pamphlets, and clippings on important subjects has recently been completed. Important magazines are kept on file and are used by pupils locating magazine material on a given topic. A bound set of Nationql Geogqaggdc from 1919 to 1955 has been given to the Ifbrary throng e courtesy of Fred Hubbell. Circulation Statistics Year Average Daily Total Yearly 1951 16.9 1117 1952 17 2589 1955 16 2801 1954 18 5001 1955 24.2 5156 1956 24.6 4568 1957 CJan.-Apr.D 54.1 2505 MA-ITHJIXIMMTH Gifs This year the Mathematics Department has been very busy. There are one-hundred and three students enrolled in the high school and eighth grade math. Therefore, more than 6055 of the Junior and Senior High School is taking subjects in this department. There are seven different classes of math taught each day. There are: Intermediate Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Com- mercial Arithmetic, Plane Geometry, EHghthGrade Math, and Seventh Grade Math. The aims this year have been to give the pupil as much practical math as possible. By that is meant the type that will aid him most in an actual life situation and in other high school subjects, such as the sciences. However, at the same time it must prepare the students for their Regents'. Mathematics is not required after theeighthgrade, except in the cases where a college entrance diploma is desired. Thus, the enrollment tends to fall off in the Senior High classes. Thisdecreasein enrollment has been noticed by the State Department in the last few years and it is now believed that they may offer an optional course on the ninth grade level. This new course will not be a Regents' subject. It is not certain whether this course will be offered next year. It depends largely on the results of the math Regents and the demand for this subject. The Department at this time takes the opportunity to introduce the student body to this new plan for consideration, because it is felt that math is too important to be dropped after the eighth grade, especially since it plays an important part in the modern world along scientific and technical lines. From the School's records for this year, there is every indication that the Mathematics Department will have a very successful year. MUJEHQ The Music Department in the Franklin Central School is under the supervision of Miss Kinslol. Her aim is to develop appreciation and enjoyment of music, and skill in performance. lusic is taught daily in the first six grades and twice a week in the Junior High School. Rudiments of Music and Harmony I are the only courses offered to the Senior High School. The school orchestra has been in existence for nearly tio years. It has at present twenty-five members. It plays for school assemblies and social functions. It is now accredited by the State Department of Music, and the students receive Regents'credit for their work in the organization. The Girls' Glee Club is also in its second year of existence and has appeared in public several times during the past year. This club now has an enrollment of more than forty me bers. Both the school orchestra and Girls' Glee Club took part in the Music Festival of the Susquenango League held at Sidney in April of this year. Instrumental instruction on the various instruments of the orchestra is offered to pupils in the grades and in high school. Beginning pupils are graded in classes of varying sizes and continue until they are able to enter the orchestra. Arrangements can be made through the Music Department for the rental of instruments at a small cost. IPHWEDHCEZML IEHDUJCEMFHKDN Ph sical Education includes such activities as running, dancing, games, athletics, safety, and personal and public health, as they appeal to students' interest and are supervised for his physical well-being or correction and prevention of bodily deficiency. Physical education and athletics help maintain and pro ote good health and the social qualities of good sportsmanship. They also provide opportunities for qualities of leadership, courage, loyalty, and self sacrifice. They create interest in school and college life. They appeal to the students' deeper instincts and emotions, development of personal traits which affect one's associates and create in youth, intelligent and healthful interest in physical activity which tend to carry through to adult life for a better use of leisure time vhich is becoming more an more a problem of the nation. All pupils attending the public schools are to take this course,1n so far as they are capable and physically fit. The kindergarten is the only exception to this rule. Physical Education and Athletics are a part of education and lifeg therefore, they should be givenimportance, but they should not overshadow the other worthfvhile things of life. Physical Education is a direction of motor activity as a means of developing the mind, character, control,and the body EDCEHIENCUE The Science Department starts with the seventh grade science division. These students have two recitations a week, in which they become slightly acquainted with science, the most important field in the life of mankind. The next advancement is in the eighth grade science. These students have three recitations per week, in which they make more firm their basic knowledge of science. General Science is taught five times a week, and takes all of the more important fields of science into consideration to some extent. This subject is required by the state. This year another science subject has been added to our curriculum. General Biology is being taught for the first time this year. General Biology is built around the ground- work of Elementary Biology or General Science. Man is made the center of study, both as an individual and as a species. Perhaps nothing holds as great interest for boys and girls as the study of the cultural advancement of man. The story of prehistoric man, of the early records of primitive man, and of man's progress through historical times is a feature of the work in the new course in General Biology. That man is a unit in the great world of nature, that he has many interrelations with the plant and animal world of nature, that he has merely made a beginning in his control of his world are fascinating research problems touched upon in this course. General Biology is taught for five periods a week of forty minutes each, plus a forty minute laboratory period. This year Physics is being taught as an advanced science. Next year the advanced science will be Chemistry. The Physics class is planning to take an educational trip through some large manufacturing plant. They will probably visit the General Electric plant in Schenectady. There has been some new apparatus added to the laboratory this year. In adding Biology to the science curriculum, there was a need for extra equip ent, some of which was purchased by the school. There has also been a small amount of equipment purchased for use in the other science subjects. The enrollment of the science department has increased this year to one h ndred and twenty students. ECDKKHZML EHHJUDHIEE Social Studies includes Ancient and Medieval History, Modern European History, American History, Civics, Citizenship and Economics. Citizenship is a study of the life plan of the economic citizen and Civics is the study of our government and s work. Miss Gregg, the instructor, has tried to carry out the following alms in her history classes: I. Create more interest in the field of government. II. Make better citizens. III. Increase interest in current affairs. IV. Create a broader judgment on the part of the pupil. V. Educate the student to form his own opinions so that he will not be biased by politics, localities, and races The D. L. I. Forum.is still functioning. There have been many interesting debates on the present day problems, some of which were the Supreme Court, labor disputes, and capital punish ent for kidnappers. Every Monday, in the regular History C period, topics of the day are discussed. Each week the President of the History Forum appoints a chairman or leader for the following week. The chairman has to plan the meeting and give out topics for each individuals report at the next meeting. Every two weeks the History B Class has current topics to discuss. These meetings are held on Friday. This year has been a particularly good year to study history because events of importance have been present in each day's news: Presidential campaign and electiong social securityg floods in the Mid-West and reliefg labor troubles and 'sit down strikes'5 neutrality and Supreme Court issues. Past history seems to tie up with these events so closely that it can no longer be referred to as, 'past hi8tOI'ye' Me bers of the History A classes are experimenting in soap carvings and hope to have a model of a medieval manor soon This may seem chi1dish,but it is the best way to learn the how and wh of the medieval structure. Economics is the study of business activity tram the standpoint of social welfare. It tells why prices rise and fall, and why we are living in an industrial rather than an agriculturalage. Economics is one subject every one should kn0'e VCD CIQMHKDNZMLUMDHZHQ IUUUU HZIE The Agricultural Department of the school differs somewhat frdm the regular academic departments. Each boy, in addition to his theoretical studies in the classroom, is required to engage in supplemental work of a more practical nature, such as supervised farm practlce, farm shop, and extra-curricular activities. In the classroom the boys study animal husbandry, field crops, soil fertility, marketing, agricultural economics, farm accounting, and farm management. As text books soon become out of date, they are supplemented by the regular study of up-to-date articles published in ten dif- ferent farm papers and magazines. In addition to these farm magazines,there is a continuous supply of new bulletins published by the New York State College of Agriculture which helps to keep pupils posted on more recent developments in the growing science of agriculture. The supervised farm practice work is carried boy at his home farm under the supervision of Mr. the past year, members have raised 1165 chickens, 10 pigs, 8 acres of potatoes, to build or repair l2 farm buildings, repaired l5 on by each Lattin. During 18 dairy calves trees, helped farm machines, planted 5000 forest kept dairy herd improvement records on 540 head of dairy cows, and several other projects of a less important nature. Some of the objectives of supervised farm practice are: To give each boy an opportunity to have something of his own and encourage him actually .L. to get a scart in farming. 2. home farm. To put scientific facts and,modern up-to-date principles and approved practices, as 3. To adapt the work to the needs of the boy and his studied in the classroom, into actual farm practice. 4. To give the boy a sense of responsibility and to develop managerial and operative abilities. 5. solve problems. 6. To enable the boy to plan his work, analyze, and To demonstrate to the com unity the value of modern and scientific methods of production, thus spreading agricultural education throughout the cdm unity. The recreational and educational activities of the local F.F.A. include a trip to the state Fair where the best cattle and poultry judges from the school compete with those from more than 170 of the 250 chapters in New York State. Then later the F.F.A. enters a local contest Cornell University for annual This year the group sponsored Son Banquet, to which all the their fathers, members of the in vocational agriculture and and sends representatives to Farm and Home Week contests. a dance and the annual Father and present F.F.A. members, the alumni, school board, and others'interested the F.F.A. were invited. At the fall rally, held this year at Walton, the D.L.I. cattle Judging team1won first third place. The training of is one of the main objectives prize. The log sawing team took the young farmers in leadership of the F.F.A. 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