Franklin Central High School - Liberanni Yearbook (Franklin, NY)
- Class of 1937
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Text from Pages 1 - 122 of the 1937 volume:
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-------- 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
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Non-Athletic ActivitieS---- -----------
Humorous Editor- --------
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.
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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
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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
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Glee Club l,2.
Prize Speaking 2,4
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Social Studies 2
Class Poem 4.
F.F.A. President 41
" I cebound" 4 .
Glee Club 1.
All-Star Track l.
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Review 2 5 4.
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Class President 4.
Class Secretary 5
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4-h Club 1,2,2.
Glee Club l,2,4.
Class Prophecy 4.
Handicraft Club l.
nLady of Pain' 3.
Glee Club 1,2,3.
Handicraft Club l
French Play 5.
4-H President 5.
Tennis 4 0
Class Secretary 4
Athletic Council 4.
4-H Leader 5.
Glee Club 1,2.
Dramatics Club 2.
Handicraft Club l
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Vice President 4
Glee Club l,2.
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Cheer Leader 4.
Dramatics Club 2
Vice President 1
Dramatics Club 2
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Vice President 2.
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Class Treasurer 2,
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Prize Speaking l,
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Senior Plaz 4.
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'Lady of Pain' 5.
Public Speaking 4.
School Bank 4.
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Basketball Manager 4
Dramatice Club 2.
Soccer Manager 1.
Glee Club l,2,3.
Basketball Manager 4
'Purple and Gold' 4.
Athletic Council 4.
Commercial Contest 4
Class Treasurer 4,
Prize Speaking l,2,4
Dramatics Club 2.
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4-H Club 1.
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
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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Twelve years ago,
We started out
To climb the stairs
Of woe and doubt.
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
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.
If she doesn't do worse,
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
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.
True to name. '
Here's the dame.
Lewis, a boy scout,
Leases his pin.
Some girls like itg
Others turn it in.
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
To a lucky boyi
Her only joy.
'Tis the top of our stairs,
And our rhyme must end.
May good luck forever
On you descend.
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
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.
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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!
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
'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
order when she starts teaching school.
Dorothy Drake we give this car without a back seat, to
Sch itt we give this little lady doll. He will
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
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.
we give these pads to save his knees from
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.
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.
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
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.
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Last fall the freshmen organized and elected the follow-
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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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
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
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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.
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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
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
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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.
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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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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
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
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:
S. N. Berlin
S. N. Berlin
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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:
Volley ball Juniors
Foul shooting Seniors
The class scoring the highest number of points will
be awarded the Brush Trophy at commencement
Changes in any administration must be gradual and s
be carefully planned.
This year prize speaking was greatly encouragedg twenty-
six bronze pins, on which appears an orator, were award
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 entire high school course in English is based on the
normal speech, reading, and writing activities of young people.
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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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
The enrollment of the science department has increased
this year to one h ndred and twenty students.
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
18 dairy calves
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
to get a
scart in farming.
To put scientific facts and,modern up-to-date
principles and approved practices, as
To adapt the work to the needs of the
boy and his
the classroom, into actual farm practice.
4. To give the boy
a sense of responsibility and to
develop managerial and operative abilities.
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
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.
LIFE STORIES OF SENIORS
Automobiles - From Start to Finish
Feeding The Family
Young Man in Farming
Thb Beloved Vagabond
The Lively Lady
Air, Men, and wings
The Human worth of Vigorous Thinking
The Royal Road to Romance
The Jessamy Bride
To Have And To Hold
The Dove in The magle's Nest
Daddy- Long- Legs
whe's who Among The Microbes
An American Idyll
Far Town Road
Home Nursing and Child Care
what the Public wants
Bring 'Em Back Alive
The Fun Of It
Ro antic Rebel
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