"An Opportunity for an Education and Success
COURSES OF STUDY
A School of Highest Standard.
A school that everyone should be proud
to send their boy or girl to.
EARL W. HIGGINS PRINCIPAL
Science and Math.
History, French, Athletic
Charles L. Cosgrove, Jr.
Mrs. F. H. Johnson, Jr.
Donald E. Lupolt
George W. Littlefield Agriculture
Gilbert Keller Wilbur Wentworth
Joseph Bryant Isaiah Jackson
Walter Mitchell Archie Knight
PRESIDENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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We, the students of Freedom
Academy, by dedicating this issue of
the "Echo" to Mr. Earl W. Higgins,
our beloved principal, teacher, and
friend, wish to express our sincere
thanks and appreciation for the
help, love, and guidance he has
lst Row, Left to Right, Mrs. F. H. Johnson, Jr., Principal Earl W. Higgins, Mr. George
2nd Row, Left to Right, Mr. Donald Lupolt, Mr, Charles Cosgrove.
Mathematics and Science--Mr. Earl Higgins, Principal
Ricker Junior College-1935-1936
Colby College-1936-1939-B. A. Degree
University of S. California tSummerJ 1940
University of California at Los Angeles-19429
Meteorology A. A. F.
University of Maine Extension-1951
1942-1944 Air Force
1939-1942 Teacher Coburn Classical institute
1946-1949 Principal, Erskine Academy
1949- Principal, Freedom Academy
Agriculture--Mr. George Littlefield
University of Maine-1950 B. S. Degree
Teacher Freedom Academy 1951-
English, Languages-Mrs. F. H. Johnson, Jr.
Western College for Women-1909-1910
University of Wisconsin-1911-1914
B. A. Degree, 1914
University of W. Va. Extension-1928
University of Wisconsin Extension-1932-1935
University of Maine fSummerJ 1942
Teacher-Manitowoc High School, 1914-1918
Teacher-S. D. H. S., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1918-1919
Teacher, Cony H. S., Augusta, Maine-1942-1944
Substitute Teacher, Cony H. S., 1944-1951
Teacher, Freedom Academy 1941-
Commercial--Mr. Donald Lupolt
Bliss College, Lewiston, Maine-1947
University of Maine fSummerl 1948
Teacher-Pembroke H. S.-1948-1949
Social Studies, French, Athletic Coach-Mr. Charles
University of Maine-1951-B. A. Degree-1951
Teacher-Old Town H. S.-1951
Within a few weeks scores of High
School Seniors will stand upon the
threshold of a new era in their lives.
They will be graduated from the
secondary level of education and be
confronted with three turns in the
road of opportunity.
One road leads to higher educa-
tion-college, or a business of your
own, one to normal average life g and
one to the rut of slums and filth.
The first road is narrow-it's
rocky and exceedingly steep. But,
up at the top! Oh! Up at the top we
catch a glimpse of fertile green
fields, with grass Waving in the
gentle breeze and trees with fruit
growing abundantly! Brooks and
streams gurgle happily. The sky is
blue, not a cloud in sight and the
beautiful, rolling, purple hills laugh
in the warm sunlight.
From these observations we can
sum up the whole procedure. The
narrowness of the path indicates
that few people ascend it. It is steep,
hard to climb, and, if you slip, you
may fall and be dashed against the
rocky surface. You might not sur-
vive. The green pastures and smil-
ing fields above symbolize only one
thing-success and the fullness of a
rich and happy life. Perhaps it
wouldn't be worth the chance. After
all, there are those terrible rocks.
Well, perhaps the middle road
would entertain a better life. We see
it as a straight, paved roadway,
offering no steep climb, no rocky
terrain. The trees, fruit, grass, and
streams are limited, although there
are a fair number. The roadway dis-
appears over the horizon. What are
those beyond, storm clouds?
From these points we interpret
that the running would be smooth.
Of course, we understand from the
limit of resources and beauty, that it
can never hold the richness of life
that the furtherance of education
can give. But, just think of what
would happen if you slipped on that
rocky path. Those storm clouds to
me are the penalty for success or
failure along this road. Of course,
there's no hard climb, so, if you
worked hard, those clouds would
probably blow away and you could
continue to live the same sort of life
Now the third road. Undoubtedly,
this one would be easiest. The road
is slippery, leads downhill, curves
and disappears behind the barren
Obviously, this is the easiest. It's
easier to travel because it is slippery.
You would proceed swiftly until you
rounded the curveg after that, who
knows? It might be a land of milk
and honey, or it might be a desert.
You could never climb back that slip-
pery road. Here is your clue. Observe
that the road leads DOWNHILL.
There, High School Graduate, are
your three opportunities. Will you
take the first and, perhaps, win a
life of success and hapiness? Will
you take the second and be satisfied
with a normal average life without
the richness and fullness of further
education? Or will you merely stride
along on the slippery road, never
knowing where it leads but always
sure you'l1 get by anyway because
it's slippery? Remember, you can't
see beyond that curve and it leads
downhill! No one will lead youg it's
Some of us are going to try the
Which will you attempt?
Life is a grindstone that polishes
some people and grinds others.
Editor in Chief
Dick Shibles '52
lst. Row: left to right, Pearl Gardiner, Earl Gardiner, Janette Cole, Richard Shibles,
Charlene Smith, Donald Maxim, Charlene Bryant.
2nd, row: left to right, Audrey Grass, Beatrice Bowman, June Bowman, Mary Lou
Heald, Alfreda Raven, Bertha Downer, Bette Bowman, Maxine Downer.
Srd. row: left to right, Stephen Fowler, Darrold Mitchell, Robert Gray, Roger Drew,
Clayton Giggey, Robert Goodale.
Editor in Chief ..........................
Assistant Editor .......... ...,
Business Managers ., ....... ....
Assistant Business Manager . . . . . .
Senior Editor ............ ....
Junior Editor ...... . . . . . .
Sophomore Editor . . . . . . .
Freshman Editor .... ....
Girls' Sports Editors
Boys' Sports Editors . . . . . .
Literary Editors . . .
Graduates ......... ....
School Calendar . , . . .
Exchange Editor ..
F. F. A. ......... .
Earl Gardiner, Donald Maxim
Pearl Gardiner, Bette Bowman
i I 1 I I I 'Ernest Austin, Darrold Mitchell
Robert Goodale, Audrey Grass
Bertha Downer, Beatrice Bowman
Paul McFarland, Clayton Giggey
J une Bowman
Mary Lou Heald
ERNEST ELDRIDGE AUSTIN "ERNIE"
Motto, Silence is Golden.
Basketball 2, 4, Letterman 4, J. V. 2. Baseball 1, 2,
3, 4, Letterboy 1, 2, 3, 4, Future Farmers of America
1, 2. Prize Speaking 3. Class Play Stage Manager 4.
BEATRICE MAE BOWMAN "BEA"
Motto: Look up, not down, look forward, not
Transferred form Winchester High, Mass. 1. Trans-
ferred to Crosby High, Belfast 3. Transferred from
Crosby High, Belfast 4. Class Play 2, 4. Softball 1,
2, 45 Lettergirl 2, 4. Basketball 2, 3, 4, Lettergirl 4,
J. V. 2. Student Council 2, 4. Field Hockey 1.
Intra-mural Basketball 3. Junior Prom 3. Glee
Club 3. Footlights Club 3. Music Festival 3. Food
Sale 3. Fashion Show 3. Senior Ball 3. Class Day
and Graduation Ushers 3. First Prize in Magazine
Campaign 4. Echo Board 4. Arrow Staff 4.
ELIZABETH LOUISE BOWMAN "BETTE"
Motto: The returns of politeness are great, yet it
costs you nothing.
Student Council 1. Softball 1, 2, 3, 4, Lettergirl 1,
2, 3, 4, Class Play 2, 45 Prompter 2. Basketball 2, 3,
4, Lettergirl 2, 3, 4, Graduation Usher 3. Minstrel
Show 3. Prize Speaking 3. Tournament Cheer-
leader 3. Lettergirl 3. Arrow Staff 3, 4. Echo
Board 3, 4.
WALTER GORDON CONDON "WALT"
Motto: If you want something, don,t itch for it,
scratch for it.
Transferred from Unity 2. Future Farmer 2, 3, 4,
Prize Speaking 3. Class Play, Assistant Stage
BERTHA LOUISE DOWNER "BERT"
Motto: He who is not jealous, is not in love.
Class Officer 1, 2, 3, 4. Softball 1, 2, 3, 4, Lettergirl
1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Lettergirl 1, 2, 3, 4.
Co-Captain 4. Usher 2. Class 2, 4. Cheerleader
2: Lettergirl 2. Tournament Cheerleader 3. Prize
Speaking 3, Honorable Mention. Echo Board 4.
Arrow Staff 4. D. A. R. Candidate 4. Captain
Magazine Campaign 4.
JAMES JOSEPH FERNALD "JIMMY"
Motto: Experience is a dear school.
Minstrel Show. Transferred from Unity 2. Future
Farmers 1, 2, 3, 4. Basketball 2, 4, Letterboy 4, J.
V. 2. Prize Speaking 3. Arrow Staff 3, 4. Echo
Board 3. Baseball Manager 4. Assistant Stage
EARL EDWIN GARDINER "CHUMMIE"
Motto: When you knock at the door of success you
will find it labeled "Push".
Class Play 2, 4. Basketball 2, 3, 4, Letterman 4, J.
V. 2, 3. Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4, Letterman 1, 2, 3, 4.
Student Council 4. President 4. Prize Speaking 3.
Class Officer 3, 4. Senior Usher 3. Arrow Staff 1,
4. Echo Board 1, 4. General Manager Magazine
PEARL EDN A GARDINER "PEARL"
Motto: No road is long- with good company.
Basketball 1, 2, 3,445 Lettergirl 1, 2, 3, 4, All Star 4.
Echo Board 1, 4. Cheerleader 25 Lettergirl 2
Tournament Cheerleader 3. Class Officer 3. Prize
Speaking 3. Class Play 2, 4. Arrow Staff 4.
ALLEN THOMAS KNIGHTS "KNIGHTS"
Motto: Actions speak louder than words.
Transferred from Albion 2. Basketball 3, 45 Letter-
man 3, 4. Baseball l, 2, 3, 43 Letterman 1, 2, 3, 4.
Future Farmers of America 3, 4. Prize Speaking
3. Echo Board 3. Arrow Staff 4. Class Play,
Property Chairman 4.
ALFREDA ALICE RAVEN "FREDA"
Motto: The sweetness of low price never equals
the bitterness of low quality.
Basketball 2, 3, 4, Lettergirl 2, 3, 4, All Star 4, Co-
Captain 4. Usher 3. Prize Speaking 3. Softball 4,
Lettergirl 4. Arrow Staff 4. Echo Board 4.
RICHARD MARWOOD SHIBLES 'KDICK"
Motto: Nothing is impossible.
Class Officer 1, 3, 4. Basketball 1, 2, 35 Letterman
1, J. V. 2, 3. Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4, Letterman 1, 2, 3, 4.
Future Farmer 1, 2. Minstrel Show 3. National
Latin Honor Society 3. Prize Speaking 3, First
Prize, Second Prize in County Contest. Class Play
2, 4. Student Council 2, 3 5 President 3. Echo Board
2, 3, 4, Business Manager 3, Editor in Chief 4.
Arrow Staff 43 Editor in Chief 4.
PHILIP REED STEELE "PIP"
Motto: A thousand mile journey begins with one
Glee Club 1. Monitor Staff 1. Minstrel Show 1.
Transferred from Unity 2. Prize Speaking 3,
Honorable Mention. Arrow Staff 2, 3, 4. Manager
School Store 2, 3, 4. Senior Play 4, Sophomore Play
2. Echo Board 2, 3.
June 1, 1952
June 5, 1952
Freedom Congregational Church
Freedom Academy Gymnasium
Onward To Success
Blue and Silver
lst Honor Essay
2nd Honor Essay
3rd Honor Essay
Address to the undergraduates
Philip Steele and Beatrice Bowman Prophesy
Ernest Austin, Alfreda Raven Gifts
OF AN EDUCATION"
In my own opinion the beneiits of
an education are unmeasurable.
The person who gets an education
must really work and use his
learning in order to get even fair
returns. He must always be on the
alert, waiting for opportunityls
knock. He must always be ready to
receive and consider new ideasg and
always be working to master and
grow in stability, in the social and
A good education is the basis of
one's future. Today as never before,
it is the one thing that is of prime
importance in obtaining almost any
Frequently many rural people will
say "Aw, what's the use of an eja-
cashun anyhow? ,Taint no use t'a
feller just livin' on a old farm!"
The person who says this doesn't
know very much about the modern
world. In fact, he's a "has-been"--
he's living back in the eighteenth
century somewhere. He will also
loudly affirm that education is only
for the upper-classes, such as: big
firm owners and factory employers.
This person usually lives in a world
by himself and does not want any-
thing to do with the outside world.
He is not broad-minded enough to
realize that, with each day, progress
is being madeg and that the standard
of living is continually rising and
Each person of the United States
should know by this time, that an ed-
ucation is a vital necessity in all
present day walks of life and pro-
fessional work. Everyone should
help to build his own, as well as
other peoples', resources of learning.
Education is something which we
all can get, and which no one can
take away from us.
Janet Cole '53
LOVE IS THE VICTOR
All fall I studied hard and tried to
get high rank in school. You see,
only those receiving high ranks could
be admitted to enter the "Miss River-
dale" contest. You must understand,
it wasn't the honor of winning that
drove me so hard, it was the money
reward that went with it. My brother
was a cripple g and without that mon-
ey, I could not hope to pay for the
operation that he so badly needed.
Dad had not done well on his crops
that year, so he could not supply the
full amount needed.
Tommy was only four. If he had
the operation he could start school
the following year. There were nine
of us children, and with a family this
size, money isn't so plentiful. And
last night as I sat by the fire watch-
ing Tommy cut out pictures from an
old catalog, tears came to my eyes. I
knew more than ever that I had to
win. The other children all needed
clothesg but, at least, they could go
to school and prepare for their
The day arrived all too soon when
the names were called for those Who
could enter the contest. I sat tense as
I waited for the professor to come in.
As my name was called, I watched
and could even feel the expressions
that went over all the faces. They
hadn't believed that I could possibly
win. I could hear the short "Oh!"
from Sally Smith, the most snobbish
girl in the class.
I was happy as I left the building
that night, but, suddenly, I remem-
bered I had gone only the first step so
far. Then the next thought struck
me hard--I'd have to have a new
evening gown! How impossible this
seemed! I knew that Dad could never
afford to buy me one and all I had
was 312. Not nearly enough!
My steps slowed as I neared home.
Every step of the long Way, I had
tried my best to figure out a way to
get the dress. And all the way there
The first things that met my eyes
as I opened the door were the faces
of those I loved. They had believed
in me! In answer to their eager ques-
tions I told them that I had won, but
there was no hope of my accepting
because I had nothing to wear.
That night I had to sit up rather
late and study, although my mind
was not upon my work. I noticed
that Mother sat up, too, and sort of
urged the children to bed sooner
than usual. Finally the last one was
tucked in and Dad also went to bed.
She came to the table and, looking
at me, said, "Listen, dear, my wed-
ding dress has not been soiled a bit!
lf we could get someone to make it
over to fit you ...... "
"Oh no, Mother, that is your most-
prized possession! We could never
touch that." '
"But, listen, my dear, I love my
children much more than I love any
And with that, she left the room.
Returning, she carried in her arms
a medium-sized blue box. Opening
it carefully, with loving hands she
took out the pale pink, satin wed-
ding gown which I had so many
times longed to try on.
We sat up late that night. We had
to Work hard, for it was already
Thursday and the contest was Sat-
urday. The gown fit me as perfectly
as it had mother. We took the tucks
out of the waist of the gown and
gathered it, making a full skirt. A
wide sash tied around the Waist with
a bow in back. It had puff sleeves
and a small open collar with three
white roses on the side. In my hair,
which I had let fall loosely in curls
about my shoulders, I planned to
wear a white rose. Somehow I felt
that the rose symbolized Tommy.
The night of the contest I was
trembling as I neared the front of the
audience. But truthfully, there was
not a more beautiful gown present!
My heart beat swiftly as I noticed
the approving nods from the crowd.
Mom had come to the contest, but
Dad had stayed with the children.
It seemed days before the judge
finally returned and the names of the
winners were announced. Suddenly
it came--the shock that nearly
caused me to faint! I had won! I had
sort of figured if I did win, it could
be no higher than 3rd prize. And
now, best of all, I seemed to be one
of the gang, for the kids all crowded
around and loudly and lovingly con-
I stepped forward happily and ac-
cepted the 3100. Soon after we left
to go home, but iirst, Mother and I
went downtown to get some candy,
popcorn, and a few little things for
the children to play with out of my
EB12. As mother and I walked home
hand in hand, we both noticed how
much more the North Star seemed
to twinkle-as if it too was smiling
Nancy McKenney '54
MISSING IN ACTION
A little old lady sat contentedly
rocking in her small chair, knitting,
and looking out the window period-
ically, as though expecting someone.
The mailman appeared and she
jumped out of her chair with a leap,
belying her age.
She was expecting a letter from
"her Baby" who, though twenty-one
years of age, was still a child to herg
and was now far away fighting 011
the battle front in Korea.
The mailman was slowly walking
up the path as though a depressing
thought was weighing down his
The old lady, not noticing this,
yelled a cheery good afternoon. Not
looking up he said, "Afternoon,
Mam," and hesitatingly handed her
a letter. She looked carefully at the
postmark and saw it was from Wash-
ington. Though not from her son,
she opened it immediately.
Suddenly she saw the words
"Missing In Action," leap up--then
blur. She gasped, swayed, and the
letter, released by her nerveless
fingers, fiuttered away in the breeze.
As she sank to the floor, the last
words she gasped were "My Baby!
Missing In Action!"
Carolyn Cates '55
THE NIGGLING NURSE
In the fall of "48", I went to Mex-
ico to go to Nursing School. The
name of the school was "The Noc-
turnal Nursing School for Noddy
Nuts." There were seventy-Iive en-
rolled in my class.
At the beginning of the first se-
mester, I was considered the "head"
of my class, but by the end of the
year I was considered the "heel" of
it. My teacher's name was fand
would you believe itll "Mrs. Mattie
Mopp," whom we nicknamed,
"Ringlets." And WAS she a tartar!!
Finally I graduated from "The
Nocturnal Nursing School for Noddy
Nuts." On my diploma was printed
in bold type "ON CONDITION."
Soon after finishing I received a
job as the Public Health Nurse in
Ningpo, China. I was assigned to
twelve schools in the district of Jih-
pen. There my first assignment was
a visitation to a distant school in
said district. Here a rash had brok-
en out among the children which
no one was able to controll, so "I"
looked into the matter. I at once
diagnosed it, the "itch", but later
discovered it was the measles. So
I was discharged. At once the
authorities urged me to seek a new
job, but not until the whole town
I left that town, then I found
another Nursing job. But strangely,
I soon was discharged from that. I
never could understand why, but I
guess it was on account of my good
You see, I was five foot one, I only
weighed 162, had coal black hair,
which I had cut in the latest fashion
-a boyish bob with bangs. This
was in the days of short skirts, and I
really did justice to all the latest
fashions. I wore glasses to help
straighten my cross eyes. You see, I
knew I was quite a beauty even
without considering the added at-
traction of my Roman nose.
Well, now my nursing career is
almost at an end, except for this my
last case. I am now nursing a sick
dog. I must look at him at once.
Oh, well, the dog is dead so I guess
my career is at an end.
Delta Fowler '55
TRUTH'S GREAT REWARD
In the slums of a large city there
lived a young girl. Her most impor-
tant job was taking care of her
younger brothers and sisters. She
had been left in care of them since
she was 12. Her mother and father
had been killed on their way to a big
party. Since then Mary knew her
job would be to do her best for the
ones she so dearly loved.
There were four sisters and two
brothers. Bob, the oldest brother
who was 15,, tried his best to sup-
The smaller brothers and sisters
all looked to Mary for faith and
comfort to live on. She taught them
as well as possible the things which
would help them most in their life.
They could not go to school because
of their poor clothes.
One night when Mary was very
tired and forlorn from her long day
of work, she decided to take a walk.
She left her brother, Bob, in charge
of the children.
While she was walking she saw
something lying in the street. She
picked it up quickly and found it
was a brown wallet! She opened it
and there before her eyes were "Oh
so many bills!" She had never seen
so many in her life before! Her
fingers smoothed the bills as she
stared at the money. She turned
and went quickly home.
When her brother Bob discovered
what she had found, they wondered
what they should do with it. They
sat up long that night and discussed
the matter. Poor Bob was so dis-
couraged that he said, "Why not
keep it? No one needs it worse than
Of course, Mary had no intention
of keeping it. The very next morn-
ing Mary took the money to the
policeman, who to her, always
seemed to stand on the corner. He
was the first person she thought of
to Whom to give the money. He took
it and promised to find the rightful
As Mary returned to her home,
tears blinded her eyes as she
watched the bright-eyed Tony who
needed shoes so badly, and little
Linda who needed new clothes. Why
couldn't they have been rich chil-
dren! She quickly brushed away
her tears before the children saw
her crying. This they seldom did.
She fondly washed and kissed
each one playfully as she sat them
down to a breakfast of leftover po-
tatoes and crackers. Even with so
little, they ate like little bears upon
finding a tree of honey.
About 3 o'clock that afternoon
she heard someone knock at the
door. She quickly opened it and
there stood an elderly lady, very
"Are you Mary Saunders?" she
"Yes" Mary said shyly for she was
not used to strangers. "Won't you
The lady came in and sat down.
She did not appear nosey or any-
thing as lVIary had expected her to.
"Are you the young lady who
found this wallet?', she asked as
she took the familiar brown wallet
from her pocket.
"Yes," answered Mary, with a
satisfied look on her face.
They sat and talked over the in-
cident, and finally the lady asked
Mary if she had folks. After hear-
ing the story she told Mary that she
would like to have her come to live
Just then in came the children
from their play.
"But you see, I have to take care
of my brothers and sisters, and sure-
ly I could not leave them."
"Oh, 1 see" and with a final smile
the lady left.
After Mary had told the children
about the lady's visit, nearly all of
them soon forgot it, although in
Mary's heart, she kept a place for
this motherly person.
A week later a car stopped and
again Mrs. Blanchard appeared.
She told Mary that she had come for
her and her brothers and sisters.
After Mary's consent to leave, to-
gether they collected the children's
most prized possessions.
Mary soon learned that Mrs.Blan-
chard's husband had died two years
before and that she lived alone in a
large gray house.
She had always been lonely for
children whom she loved so much.
So, after thinking it over very care-
fully, she had decided to take these
Each one slept the best that night
that they ever hadg but Mary, before
going to bed, thanked God for His
kindness, kissed her new mother,
and vowed always to be truthful.
A MODERN WINTER IDYL
It is hard to picture and as pretty as can be,
l will try to show you for you to see,
Down by the river, by the I-Ialf-moon stream,
I will put into pattern this little theme,
By the oldest ruins in this town of an old saw mill,
For the bygone people who worked and showed their skill.
It is a pretty place right here-where,
ln the coldest time-the trout appear. I swear
The biggest, the longest, the prettiest fish are caught.
Here in the early month of April I caught,
My first trout here where I was taught.
Down half a mile is a small falls that reaches clear across,
A place where rocks are covered with moss,
Where the biggest trout toss.
Yes, right here is the place I am talking about,
Where you try to catch the biggest of trout.
I wonder how long this place has been here?
Do you suppose it has changed from last year?
And up there where the bridge is now,
can you tell me how
They selected that place?
And for so many years it has kept its grace?
The sun is getting bright,
On the crust of shining, gleaming white
The trees are seen as through a magic glass!
The wonder of this all, nothing can surpass!
Every descriptive branch has dripping, glittering icicles,
Like a dream-
Down by the place they call the stream.
The running liquid, singing from the rapids in a steady fio
You can't catch me, you can't catch me? I know.
l am trying to explain for you to see,
So you will joy in it like me.
Pattern of mouse feet stitches in the snow.
Make the sides of the stream all glow.
After the 21st of March this beauty will be gone-
And new things then will be born.
Why has nature been so rude?
Or am I a little bit prude?
It looks as if everything's on fire, near this little
I have to pinch myself, thinking it is a dream,
Gray rocks sticking- out of the banks of ground,
And crispy snow sparkling all around,
lt is even more exquisite with the blue space in the sky,
What makes it so lovely? It could be-
If only I could make a blind person see,
lt would be even more wonderful to me!
How long this stream! I do not knowg
And try to reach it I will not go,
To me, beauty goes farther than a rainbow.
As I walked home that winter day.
The sun was warm and sparkling gay,
As if to say, come again another day.
June Larrabee '53
FRESHMEN When Third hit squarely at the ball,
, He shook his fist and cursed!
Seniors say Freshmen are green. Because of that blamed .rsecondu
But little do they know it,
That we know more than they all do
But WE don't try to show it!
Carolyn Cates 'oo
THREE GOOD SPORTS
One time there were three brothers
Of whom I've often heard.
The only names they ever had
Were "First," "Second," and
Now all these brothers were sportsmeng
But the sport that pleased them all
Was the game that pleases most people,
That great old game "Baseball",
In every game the school team played
They all were in there pitching,
Just waiting for a chance to bat,
With all their fingers itching!
Now Mr. First hit that old ball
And only got to second,
He'd planned to hit a "homer"--
At least, that's what he reckoned!
When Mr. Second, hit the ball,
That crowd you should have heard!
For this put 'tSec." on second.
And First way down on third.
He'd only got to Hrst!
Now First, of course, was back at home.
He took the bat againg
But now I guess that I will quit
For here's where I began.
Earl Gardiner '52
F. is for Freedom
The top team of the year!
R. is for Rah! Rah!
The fans, how they cheer!
E. is for Excellent
The job the team has done.
E. is for Entry
To the Eastern State Tourney they won
D. is for Dick CYeatonD
The manager of them all.
O. is Our Coach - Mr. Cosgrove--
Who does a wonderful job with
M. is for Don Marcia
The captain of the team.
To repay the boys and coach
The League Trophy, how it gleams!
Charlene Smith be
I STUDY, YOU STUDY, WE STUDY,
I COPY, YOU COPY, WE COPY,
WHY I SWEAR
l swear because
It is a mark of manliness,
It proves I have self-control,
It indicates how clearly my mind operates.
It makes my conversation pleasing to
It leaves no doubt in anyone's mind as
To my breeding, culture, and reiinement.
Most Easy Going
Mary Lou Heald
Most Likely to Succeed
Mary Lynn Nelson
Betty Lou Thompson
It indicates that I have been Well educated
It enhances my personality among
Women and children, and in respectable
It is my way of honoring God, who said,
't'1'hou shalt not take the name of the
Lord thy God in vain.
AND it is a STRONG WAY to express
A WEAK MIND.
Kenneth Hall as
Jimmy 8: David Elliot
F. A. JUKE BOX
1 Love You Truly
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
l'll Sail My Ship Alone
No Letter Today
You Are My Sunshine
Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here
Love in Bloom
Three O'Clock in the Morning
l'm in Love Again
Beautiful, Beautiful Brown Eyes
It's All Over But the Memories
Auld Lang Syne
The Precious Jewel
He's a Jolly Good Fellow
I'll be Walking with My Honey
Sooner or Later He's Gonna be
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Cold, Cold Heart
Indian Love Call
How You Gonna Keep Them
Down On The Farm
Can't Help Loving That Guy
Anybody Seen My Gal?
Tonight's My Night To Howl
I'm in the Mood for Love
Bernard W entworth
Mary Lynn Nelson
Bette Bowman '52
WHAT WE. HAVE IN OUR
Raven but no blue bird
Knight but no queen
Cook but no Chef
Baker but no Butcher
Roberltj but no thief
Bea qtricej but no hornet
June but no August
QYeaJton but no Ounce
Pearl but no beads
Downferb but no up
Austin but no Chevrolet
Fernfaldj but no flower
fHotDham but no shoulder
Bowfmanj but no arrow
Black but no VVhite
fDarrjold but no young
Catlesb but no dog
Jack but no Jill
Hall but no room
Abbott but no Costello
Gray but no blue
tEI1'161'DSO11 but no daughter
COverJlock but no key
Clark but no Hershey
Rich fardj but no poor
Bridges but no underpass
Chase and Sanborn but no coffee
CMilJ ford but no Pontiac
Ash but no birch
fBryJ ant but no spider
QMcFarJland but no acre
Overflockb but no under
fElinJ ore but no mine
CStepJ hen but no rooster
Steel Cel but no iron
QErJ nest but no trap
Dorothy Baker '5
We started school this year with
twelve members. Our class officers
were elected as follows:
Secretary and Treasurer:
Those taking part in sports were
Girls' basketball: Pearl Gardiner,
Bette Bowman, Beatrice Bowman.
Co-Captains: Bertha Downer, and
Boys' Basketball: James Fernald,
Allen Knights, Earl Gardiner, and
Softball: Beatrice Bowman, Bette
Bowman, Bertha Downer, and Al-
Baseball: Ernest Austin, Allen
Knights, Earl Gardiner, James Fer-
nald and Richard Shibles.
Other class activities were the
Senior drama "Aaron Slick From
Punkin Crick," directed by Mrs.
Johnson, and presented on April 10.
We have put on two dinners this
year and they both proved to be very
Bertha Downer was chosen as the
D. A. R. candidate sponsored by
Governor James Bowdoin Chapter
of Lisbon Falls.
We feel that we have had a very
happy and successful time here and
we hope that the under-graduates
may do even better.
Alfreda Raven '52
lst. row. left to right, Richard Yeaton, Maxine Downer, Florence Cates, Donald
Maxim, Robert Gray, Robert Goodale, Grace Black, Mary Ingraham, Dennis
2nd, row,left to right, Mrs. Johnson, Mildred Parady, Marlene Hall, June Bowman,
Paul Myrick, Janette Cole, Jerome Stevens, Louise Emerson, Phil Myrick,
Lucille Shaw, Nancy Abbott, Mura Shibles, June Larrabee.
3rd, row, left to right, Stephen Fowler, Clayton Giggey, Melvin McDonald, Carl
Perkins, Donald Marcia, Kenneth Hall, Darrold Mitchell, Vaughn Clark,
Kenton Mitchell, Alfred Bridges, Bernard Wentworth.
President: Robert Gray
Vice-President: Donald Maxim
Secretary: Robert Goodale
Treasurer: Grace Black '
Student Council: Maxine Downer - Clayton Giggey
This year the Junior Class started
with 38 members. We have lost 3
members this year. We also had a
new member join our class in Febru-
ary, Mary Lynn Nelson.
Many of the students in our class
will take part in the Junior Prize
Speaking Contest on May 9th.
Our class has been active in ath-
letics with many participating on the
Those on the softball team were:
Louise Emerson , Maxine Downer
June Bowman, June Larrabee, Ja-
nette Cole, Florence Cates, and
Those on the baseball team were:
Donald Maxim, Donald Marcia Ber-
nard Wentworth, Robert Gray, Ken-
ton Mitchell, Clayton Giggey, and
Those on the girls' Varsity basket-
ball team were: Maxine Downer,
June Bowman, Louise Emerson, and
Those on the boys' Varsity basket-
ball team were: Donald Maxim,
Donald Marcia, Paul McFarland,
Clayton Giggey, Bernard Went-
worth, Kenneth Hall, and Robert
We had a very successful year and
hope we have a more successful one
Robert Gray '53
lst. row, left to right, Patricia Myrick, Helen Chamberlain, Virginia Austin, Audrey
Grass, Charlene Smith, Charlene Bryant, Mary Turner.
2nd. row, left to right. Mr. Littlefield, Milford Downer, Silvia Ashe, Nancy McKenney,
Mary Lou Heald, Betty Lou Thompson, Lorene Clark, James Elliott, William
3rd, row, left to right, Richard Chase, Richard Peppard, Edward Howe, Robert Briggs,
Stanley McDonald, Merle Raven, Gerald Elkins.
We started school with twenty-six
members in our class, but lost three
during the first few months.
Girls that went out for softball
were as follows: Sylvia Ashe, Lorene
Clark, Audrey Grass, Nancy McKen-
ney, Mary Lou Heald, Patricia My-
rick, Elinore Stanley, Betty Lou
Mary Lou Heald
Thompson, and Mary Turner. Mary
Lou Heald made the girls' basketball
team. James Elliot and Richard
Chase went out for baseball.
We had a very enjoyable and
successful year and hope the other
classes had the same.
Charlene Bryant '54
lst. row, left to right, Victor Myrick, Edith Condon, Donna Daggett, Corrin Clark.
Roger Drew, Daniel Hall, Delta Fowler, Viola Overlook, Leon Riley.
2nd, row, left to right, Robert Raven, Mae Peppard, Harold Emerson, Claude Thomas,
Roberta Hussey, Gladys Brown, Carolyn Cates, Hurley Larrabee, Everett
Sanborn, Dorothy Baker, Robert Sylvester.
3rd, row, left to right, Mr. Crosgrove, Roger Reynolds, Herbert Bryant, Milton Hayes.
Clive McDonald, Jack Gerry, Robert Hotham, Clair McDonald, David Elliott,
Albert Parady, Melvin Raven.
F RESHMAN CLASS
We elected our class officers as
Our class started last fall with 36
pupilsg but we lost Thomas Goodale,
Viola Hanson, and Harland Mosher
before mid-year. Later we gained
Bertha Norris and Jack Gerry.
The girls who went out for soft-
ball Were the following: Carolyn
Cates, Mae Peppard, Roberta Hus-
sey, Edith Condon, Carleine Shibles,
Dorothy Baker, and Gladys Brown.
Those who Went out for basket-
ball were: Carolyn Cates, Viola
Overlock, Dorothy Baker, and
The boys participating in baseball
Corrin Clark and Roger Drew
were: Clair and Clive McDonald,
Hurley Larrabee, Robert Hotham,
and Roger Drew.
Those who went out for basket-
ball were: David Elliot, Clair and
Clive McDonald, Hurley Larrabee,
Roger Drew, Corrin Clark, Robert
and Melvin Raven, Roger Reynolds,
Harold Emerson, and Robert Ho-
We freshmen have had a very suc-
cessful year and are proud to be a
part of Freedom Academy.
Roger Drew '55
GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
lst. row, left to right, Maxine Downer, Bertha Downer, Alfreda Raven, Mr. Cosgrove,
June Bowman, Bette Bowman, Pearl Gardiner.
2nd, row, left to right, June Larrabee, Louise Emerson, Mary Lou Heald, Gladys
Brown, Carolyn Cates, Beatrice Bowman.
The Freedom Academy girls bas-
ketball team had a very successful
season this year, with 14 wins and
three losses and one tie.
Even though we didn't win the
Championship we were well up in
the League. We finished the season
tied with Brooks for second place.
Those who went out for basket-
ball were as follows:
Co-captains: Alfreda Raven, Ber-
tha Downerg Captain-electg June
Bowman. Others were Pearl Gardi-
ner, Maxine Downer, Betty Bowman,
June Larrabee, Bea Bowman, Louise
Emerson, Mary Lou Heald, Carolyn
Cates and Gladys Brown.
We wish to express our thanks and
appreciation to our new Coach, Mr.
Charles Cosgrove, Jr., for the out-
standing job which he has done dur-
ing the season. We are sorry we have
to lose five of our number, but we
wish the best of luck to the remain-
ing girls in basketball next year.
Our Letter Girls are:
Pearl Gardiner 310
Maxine Downer 218
Betty Bowman 101
June Larrabee 33
Louise Emerson 9
Mary Lou Heald 10
F. A. 30
F. A. 35
F. A. 40
F. A. 44
F. A. 33
F. A. 52
F. A. 61
F. A. 42
F. A. 42
F. A. 39
F. A. 34
F. A. 45
F. A. 22
F. A. 46
F. A. 46
F. A. 44
F. A. 44
F. A. 39
:f:Denotes Games away from home
Pearl Gardiner '52
Betty Bowman '52
lst. row, left to right, Betty Bowman, Grace Black, Maxine Downer, June Bowman,
2nd, row, left to right, Audrey Grass, Bertha Downer, Florence Cates, Alfreda Raven,
Louise Emerson, Beatrice Bowman.
3rd. row, left to right, Mr. Higgins, Roberta Hussey, Delta Fowler, Mary Lou Heald,
Gladys Brown, Carolyn Cates.
As soon as school began this year,
we girls started practicing softball.
The teams we played were Brooks
and Unity. In the two games with
Brooks we lost one.
We Won the trophy for the season
of 19513 and are hoping for an even
more successful season this year.
We wish to thank Mr. Higgins, for
the fine job he has done in coaching
us throughout the season.
The following girls went out for
June Larrabee Catcher
Janette Cole Pitcher
Audrey Grass lst Base
Bertha Downer Right Short Stop
Bette Bowman 2nd Base
Maxine Downer Left Short Stop
Grace Black 3rd Base
Florence Cates Right Field
Beatrice Bowman Left Field
June Bowman Left Field
Alfreda Raven Center Field
Louise Emerson, Mary Lou Fowler, Carolyn Cates, Edith
Heald, Roberta Hussey, Delta Condon, Mae Peppard.
BOYS' BASKETBALL TEAM
lst. row, left to right, Mr. Cosgrove, Clayton Giggey, Allen Knights, Donald Marcia,
Robert Hotham, Donald Maxim, Richard Yeaton.
2nd. row, left to right, Earl Gardiner, Ernest Austin, Robert Gray, Kenneth Hall
James Fernald, Bernard Wentworth.
The "Basketeers" of Freedom
Academy had one of the best seasons
ever this past year. The team of F.
A. can boast of a line record of 23
wins with but three losses.
In League competition, the boys
had a record of 16 wins-no losses,
to win the Waldo County League
Championship. Along with other
scheduled games, we ended with a
20 win and no loss record, one of the
best in Maine.
The Indians went into the Waldo
Tourney and defeated Winterport
in the first gameg but in the second
game, we lost to Besse by a mere
two points C44-422. The consolation
game was won by F. A. from Brooks
on the final night.
In the K. V. C. Tourney the Acad-
emy boys defeated Richmond in the
first game, but were defeated the
following night by Oakland.
Next came the Eastern Maine
Tournament where teams selected
by the point rating of the M. P. A.
Freedom was selected to play in
Class M and was rated seventh. Our
first game was with Pemetic High,
the number 2 team in the tourney.
That game was won by the tall boys
James Fernald represented F. A.
at the District Foul Shooting Con-
test held at Colby College.
D. Marcia was elected Captain for
next year. It will be his second
season in that spot.
The team loses this year by gradu-
ation A. Knights, E. Gardiner, E.
Austin, and J. Fernald. With many
regulars coming back next fall, we
hope to have a successful season,
especially with the able coaching of
Mr. "DADDY" Cosgrove.
Allen Knights and Earl Gardiner
were selected to represent Freedom
at the All-Star game at Brooks.
1 REGULAR SCHEDULED GAMES
F. A. x38
F. A. 43
F. A. 46
F. A. 1:73
F. A. 2:39
F. A. f77
F. A. 1246
F. A. 51
F. A. 64
F. A. 49
F. A. i'53
F. A. 4440
F. A. 54 Stockton
F. A. 61 Brooks
F. A. 77 Monroe
F. A. 61 Besse
F. A. 550 Searsport
F. A. X48 Waldoboro
F. A. 51 Erskine
F. A. 363 'f:Liberty
F. A. 'K42 Waldoboro
F. A. X43 :fiWaldoboro
F. A. 60 Winterport
F. A. 42 Besse
F. A. 53 Brooks
K. V. C. Tourney
F. A. 56 Richmond
F. A. 47 Oakland
Eastern Maine Tourney
F. A. 43 Pemetic
Now let's have a look at the individual scoring.
D. Marcia 311 McFarland
A. Knights 279 Gray
D. Maxim 163 Hall
C. Giggey 161 Austin
M. Raven 7
J. Elliott Larrabee 3
H. Larrabee Gardiner 2
J. V'S. Drew 2
B. Wentworth 23 J. Elliott 1
K. Hall 20
R. Yeaton 12 Darrold Mitchell '53
lst. row, left to right, Ernest Austin, Richard Shiloles, Donald Marcia, Mr. Cosgrove,
Allen Knights, Robert Gray, Donald Maxim.
Znd. row, left to right, Richard Yeaton, Richard Chase, James Fernald, Hurley
Larrabee, Robert Goodale, Bernard Wentworth.
3rd. row, left to right, Kenton Mitchell, Robert Hotham, Roger Drew, Clayton Giggey.
The baseball team of Freedom
Academy enjoyed a fairly good
season last fall by winning five
games while losing two.
The games were
F. A. 19 Brooks 5
F. A. 20 Brooks 6
F. A. 4 Erskine 5
F. A. 5 Erskine 2
F. A. 13 Besse 2
F. A. 14 Besse 5
F. A. 4 Unity 5
This spring when we will again
participate in the Waldo County
League, we ought to have a very
successful season with ten lettermen
returning and six very fine-looking
The lettermen are: B. Wentworth,
D. Maxim, E. Austin, A. Knights, E.
Gardiner, R. Shibles, D. Marcia, R.
Gray, R. Yeaton, C. Giggey.
The newcomers will be: R. H0-
tham, R. Goodale, R. Drew, R. Chase,
H. Larrabee, K. Mitchell.
Our coach, Mr. Cosgrove, also a
newcomer, will be the sparkplug of
the team in running our boys to
Darrold Mitchell '53
Sitting, left to right, Grace Black, Lucille Shaw, Mura Shibles, Mary Alice Ingraham,
Standing, left to right, Roger Reynolds, Mrs. Johnson, James Elliott.
Late last fall when the hustle and
bustle of basketball started, a group
of Academy girls also started hustl-
ing! I mean, girls for the cheerlead-
Six girls and two boys were se-
lected from the large group trying
out. These were. Florence Cates, Lu-
cille Shaw, Eleanor Stanley, Roberta
Hussey, Mary Ingraham, Grace
Black, Roger Reynolds, and Jimmy
Elliott, under the direction of Miss
Later on in the season, Miss Bu-
bier. Florence and Eleanor left us.
Then Mura Shibles was chosen, and
Mrs. Johnson became our advisor.
New suits were secured this year.
With the addition of many new
cheers, we have had a swell year
cheering the teams on to victory. We
were greatly honored as the boys
went to the Eastern Maine Tourna-
Thanks, Mrs. Johnson, for the
time and help you have given us.
Also our extended thanks to the
public for their backing.
See you all next fall!
Grace Black '53
8 to 25.
School opened with 111 pupils enrolled
Freshman Day, reception and dance.
Erskine at Freedom.
Round-Robin at Brooks.
Freedom at Winterport.
Freedom at Unity.
Stockton at Freedom.
Brooks at Freedom.
Monroe at Freedom.
Albion at Freedom.
Freedom at Searsport.
to January 2. Christmas Vacation.
Freedom at Liberty.
Winterport at Freedom.
Unity at Freedom.
Freedom at Stockton.
Freedom at Brooks.
Freedom at Monroe.
Freedom at Albion.
Searsport at Freedom.
Waldoboro at Freedom.
Freedom at Erskine.
Liberty at Freedom.
Boys played in the Waldo County Basketball Tourna
ment at Brooks and Belfast.
Boys played in the Kennebec Valley Tournament in
Waterville and VVinsloW.
Boys in the State Tournament in Bangor.
Jackson 85 White Studio came here to take pictures for
Basketball --- All-star game for both teams at Brooks.
Basketball Banquet for both teams.
Junior Prize Speaking Contest held at F. A. Gym.
June Bowman '53
lst. row, left to right, Clayton Giggey, Beatrice Bowman, Earl Gardiner, Maxine
Downer, Milford Downer.
2nd, row, left to right, Corrin Clark, Mr. Higgins, Roger Drew.
Officers for 1951-52 are: Freedom Academy.
President: Earl Gardiner So far this year, the Student Coun-
Secretary: Nancy McKenney cil has bought a new record player
Treasurer: Maxine Downer with many new records, a movie
This year the members of the projector, athletic equipment, and a
Student Council have had to make loud speaker.
many decisions that we hope have
been of benefit to the students at Maxine Downer '53
lst. row, left to right, Milford Downer, Donald Marcia, Walter Condon, Robert Gray,
Mr. Littlefield, Kenton Mitchell, Allen Knights, Stephen Fowler, Victor
2nd, row, left to right, Albert Parady, Herbert Bryant, William Black, Alfred Bridges,
Paul Myrick, Gerald Elkins, Paul Myrick, Claude Thomas, Harold Emerson,
Richard Yeaton, Roger Reynolds.
3rd. row, left to right, Clair McDonald, Richard Chase, Merle Raven, Edward Howe.
Robert Briggs, Robert Hotham. James Fernald, Clive McDonald.
FUTURE FARMERS OF
This year the Freedom Chapter of
Future Farmers of America con-
sisted of thirty members.
The chapter officers are as fol-
lows: President Robert Gray, Vice-
President Kenton Mitchell, Treas-
urer Stephen Fowler, Secretary Al--
len Knights, Reporter Donald Mar-
cia, Sentinel Walter Condon, Con-
ductor Milford Downer, and advisor
George W. Littlefield.
October 23, 1951, the Freedom
Chapter initiated the Erskine Acad-
emy green hands into the Chapter
November 5, 1951, the Freedom
Chapter raised seven green hands to
Chapter Farmers' Degree, at the
same meeting eleven non-members
were raised to the green hand de-
Refreshments were served by the
refreshment committee at both in-
A group of F. F. A. boys attended
the State Convention at the U. of M.
in June 1951.
A group of eleven F. F. A. boys
attended a district meeting, March
8, 1952 at Guilford. The Freedom
F. F. A. boys played one basketball
game in the afternoon tournament,
with Corinna and won. The score
Stephen Fowler '53
lst. row, left to right, Bette Bowman, Richard Shibles, Mrs, Johnson, Beatrice
Bowman, Philip Steele.
Znd. row, left to right, Bertha Downer, Earl Gardiner, Pearl Gardiner.
The Senior Play "Aaron Slick
From Punkin Crick," a three act
comedy, was presented on April 10.
This was directed by Mrs. Johnson.
We wish to thank Mrs. Johnson for
all the time and patience she has
spent with us to help to make our
play a successful one.
Those taking part in the case were
Aaron Slick .....
. . . .not as green as he looks . .Dick Shibles
Little Sis Riggs ........... a regular tomboy ...... Bea Bowman
Mrs. Rosy Berry .......... an Oklahoma widow .... Bette Bowman
Mr. Wilbur Merridew ..... a crooked speculator .... Phil Steele
Gladys May Merridew ..... a sweet young thing ..... Bertha Downer
Clarence Green .......... a mysterious young man
. Earl Gardiner
The Girl in Red . . ..... a young singer ......... Pearl Gardiner
Alfreda Raven '52
The school paper, "The Arrow"
was very successful this year. Under
the capable guidance of Miss Bubier
for the first semester and Mrs. John-
son for the second semester, we pro-
duced numerous copies of excellent
material submitted by the students
of the school.
That nosey old Man-About-Town
was back again in the personages of
Janette Cole and the smiling Bernie
The Joke Editors, Bernie Went-
worth and Eleanor Stanley, kept the
Editor in Chief
kids in stitches, while the Art Edi-
tors drew up magnificient covers and
I wish to express my thanks to my
very capable Assistant, Darrold Mit-
chell, and to Business Manager,
Philip Steele. I also wish to thank
the other members of the staff for
their helpful assistance and cooper-
ation. Also many thanks to Mrs.
Johnson for her splendid guidance.
Following are the members of the
Mary Lou Heald
Betty Lou Thompson
Boys' Sports Editor
Girls' Sports Editor
Early this fall we were pleased to
have Mr. Sprague from Curtis Cir-
culating Co. back again to start the
yearly magazine campaign. The
classes all competed against one an-
other, on the amount per pupil basis.
A representative from each class
was chosen Team Captain. For the
Freshmen-Roger Drewg Sopho-
more-Audrey Grassg Junior-
Marlene Hall 5 Senior--Bertha
Downer. General Managers were
Earl Gardiner and Janet Cole.
Dick Shibles '52
The quota for the Campaign was
3900.-. We sold a total of 3S95.90.
Of this, 3622.57 went to Curtis and
for prizes. That left 3273.33 for the
school. Out of this fund we purchas-
ed a movie projector.
The three highest salesmen were
Beatrice Bowman, lst with 371
Mary Ingraham 2nd, 354 Vir-
ginia Austin 3rd with 34625.
We wish to thank all who partici-
pated and hope for a successful year
l Earl Gardiner '52
THE CHRISTMAS PARTY
As school was cancelled the day
We were supposed to have the Christ-
mas Party, it was not held until Jan-
The gifts were exchanged in the
home rooms in the morning. In the
afternoon a program was put on by
The following program was held:
1. Reading of the Story of the
Nativity from the Bible by
2. Song - O Come All Ye Faith-
ful - Girls Chorus.
3. Tableau of the Nativity Scene
4. Carol - Joy to the World -
Bette, Beatrice and June Bow-
5. A play - The Ruggles Fam-
ily Goes to Dinner - the
6. A tableau and the songs -
The Sleigh Ride - and Jingle
Bells - The Sophomore Class.
7. Song - Silver Bells - Caro-
lyn and Florence Cates and
Patricia Myrick with the
8. The Girls' Chorus sang Silent
Night, White Christmas, and
Walking in a Winter VVonder-
Girls in this Chorus were
Sylvia Ashe, Lorene Clark,
Edith Condon, Donna Dag-
gett, Delta Fowler, Mary
Lou Heald, Mildred Parady,
Mae Peppard, Mura Shibles,
Charlene Smith, Betty Lou
Thompson and Mary Turner.
Charlene Bryant '54
Three Weeks after school started
on Sept. 21, the Freshmen Recep-
tion was held at Freedom Academy.
There were 36 Freshmen attending.
The boys had to Wear girls' shorts,
blouses, Woolen mittens and slippers.
The girls had to Wear men's over-
alls, shirts with a necktie back side
to, Woolen socks, rubbers, and mit-
tens. Both boys and girls had lip
stick on their faces and tea bags
dangling from their ears as ear rings.
At noon hour We marched down
to the Canning factory and back to
the Grammar School.
Everytime We heard "air raid",
we had to fall on our stomachs.
In the evening every Freshman
had to do a stunt prepared by the
Sophomores. The stunt that pleased
everyone was the beauty contest
with Harland Mosher, Robert Ho-
tham, and Galen Cook competing as
bathing beauties. A dance was held
afterwards and everyone had a lot
Roger Drew '55
A basketball banquet was given
to the basketball teams this year, at
Freedom Grange Hall, March 10,
1952. It was sponsored by Mrs.
Mollie Knight and others that had
an interest in the basketball teams.
Also present were the cheerleaders,
faculty, and trustees, the guest
speaker and his wife, Mr. and Mrs.
Halloway, and the toastmaster, Phil
After a very delicious turkey sup-
per the speakers for the evening
were: Toastmaster, Phil Williams,
Coach, Charlie Cosgrove, Princi-
pal, Earl Higgins, President of the
Trustees, Archie Knight, Captains,
Alfreda Raven, Bertha Downer, and
Donald Marcia, Captain-elect June
Bowman, and our guest speaker, Mr.
Later letters were given to the two
teams, cheerleaders, and managers.
The evening was brought to an end
with the captains presenting a
Schooner Clock to Coach, Charlie
Cosgrove, for the wonderful job he
has done in coaching the past year.
We all had a wonderful time and we
want to thank everyone who had a
part in making it complete.
We hope, next year there will be
another trophy on the banquet table.
Pearl Gardiner '52
JUNIOR PRIZE SPEAKING
The Annual Junior Prom and
Prize Speaking were held on May 9,
at 8 o'clock.
The participants were: Marlene
Hall, Nancy Abbott, Grace Black.
Maxine Downer, Louise Emerson,
June Larrabee, Lucille Shaw, Mild-
red Parady, Darrold Mitchell, Ken-
neth Hall, Mary Ingraham, and
The winner of this will be a candi-
date to compete in the County Con-
test which will be held in Albion.
The Cookson's Orchestra of Troy
provided the music for the dance.
Janette Cole '53
The annual Academy Day was
held on May 25th, 1951. Approxi-
mately seventy, seventh and eighth
graders attended from surrounding
'schools including Freedom, South
Freedom, Montville, Knox, Thorn-
ilike, Troy, and Detroit.
Activities started early in the
afternoon with the Freshman girls
playing softball with the visitors.
The Freshman boys also entertained
their visitors by playing baseball.
Other activities included a baseball
game in which the Freedom Varsity
defeated Hampden High School.
Later refreshments were served and
dance music was provided for those
who wished to dance.
In the evening a movie was shown
starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costel-
lo. An enjoyable time was had by all.
Audrey Grass '54
The Freedom Academy students
with the help of Mr. Higgins have
recently started a Camera club, in
which great interest is being shown
by a good-sized group of students.
Mr. Higgins has bought some new
equipment in which to develop films.
This club should prove interesting
I think that it will be fun as well
as a hobby for those interested in
the project. There are about thirty
interested now and we hope that
the interest will grow as we develop
and circulate the different pictures.
Donald Maxim '53
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How to make a speech -- Make it
like a womanis skirt-short
enough to be interesting and long
enough to cover the subject.
Mr. Higgins: "What did you learn
in school today? "
Michael-"I learned to say, Yes,
Michael: "I learned to say, Yes sir."
Mr. Higgins: "You did?"
Janette: "Horray! Mr. Lupolt said
we'd have a test today, rain or
June L.: "What's so good about
Janette: "It's snowing."
Paul Mc.: "Doctor, you were right
when you said you would have me
walking in less than a month."
Doctor: "Good! Good!"
Paul Mc.: "Yes, I had to sell my
automobile to pay your bills."
Cop: "What do you mean doing
50 miles an hour?"
Donnie: My breaks aren't very
good, and I was hustling home be-
fore I had an accident."
A sergeant lined twenty men up for
detail. They weren't as energetic
as he thought they should be, so
heltried using psychology.
"I've got a very easy job for the
laziest man here," he bellowed.
"Will the laziest raise his hand?"
Nineteen hands shot up.
"Why don't you raise your hand?"
he asked the twentieth.
"Too much trouble," drawled the
Bobby G.: Can you tell me Why Mr.
Higgins' head is like heaven?
Bernard: I certainly can see no re-
Bobby G.: Well, it's a bright and
shining spot, and there's no part-
No one has ever discovered where
pins go. The trouble seems to be
that they're headed in one direc-
tion and pointed in the other.
Bette: The engagement ring you
gave me always reminds me of a
Earl: Really? Which one?
Bette: Little Rock.
The 64 dollar question-Does Mr.
Cosgrove have false teeth? ?
Kenton M.: "How do you like your
new sister, Nelson? "
Nelson S.: "Aw, she's the favorite
around here! When I bite a finger
nail I get sent to bed without sup-
per: but when she puts her whole
foot in her mouth they think it's
Mr. Cosgrove: "Why did they call
the "Middle Ages" the "Dark
Dennis Myrick: "Because the wo-
men kept their ages dark,-No,
because there were so many
Mr. Higgins: "I wonder how it is a
girl can't catch a ball like a
Bertha Downer: "Oh, a man is so
much bigger and easier to catch."
Pearl Gardiner: "He said I was his
Earl Gardiner: "I guess he wanted
to string you."
How long have they been marri-
"About live years."
Did she make him a good wife?"
No, but she made him an awful
- good husband!"
A Call Down
The tenant: "Say, last night the rain
came through the roof and gave
me a regular shower bath! You
ought to do something."
The Landlord: "VV'hat do you expect
me to do? Give you soap and
"Will the gentlemen please move up
front a little?" Called out the po-
"I won't," growled Mr. Steele, who
sat stubbornly in his seat.
"Oh, I didnlt ask you!" replied the
Mrs. Johnson: "Use the word "tri-
angle" in a sentence.
Don Marcia: "If fish won't bite on
grasshoppers triangle worms."
Mr. Cosgrove: "Now, can anyone
tell me what the Indians called the
head man in their tribe?"
Three hands went up, and the
reply was "Chief"
Mr. Cosgrove: "Did they have any
name for his wife?"
One hand was raised in the front
of the room and a voice said:
June B.: "Have you heard about the
man who sat up all night trying to
ngure out where the sun Went
when it set?"
Grace: "No, what happened?"
June B.: "lt linally dawned on him."
Arriving home from his first day in
the Freshman class, Bobby Ho-
tharn's mother asked him how he
"Oh, it's all right," Bobby replied.
Do the teachers like you?" his
"Oh, yes!" replied Bobby, "my
math teacher put Cxxxxj kisses
all over my paper."
Joe: "I never bother thinking up a
story for my mother."
Joe: "Cause if she's asleep I won't
need it and if she's waiting up I
won't get a chance to tell it."
Mrs. Johnson: "What's the differ-
ence between cat and a comma?"
Bernie: "A cat has claws at the end
of its paws, but a comma's a
pause at the end of a clause."
A woman and a car are much alike.
A good grease and paint job con-
ceals the years, but the lines tell
The signed appeared in Robert's
Lunch, Liberty, after the proprie-
tor had suffered from souvenir
Sign: "The silver is not a medicine.
Do not take it after your meal."
Maxine Downer '53
Jacquiline Balsor Magnon
Mildred Doughty Raven
Irene Penney Mehuren
Loretta Holmes Grass
Ruth Fowler Thompson
Gladys Smith Holmes
Doris Shaw Young
Alice Bailey Smith
Claris Johnson Penney
Dolly Basford --
Beatrice Gardiner Bryant
Leona Larrabee Curtis
Vivian Hardy Constable
Betty Jacques li
Lois Webber Bernard
CLASS OF 1948
CLASS OF 1949
CLASS OF 1950
U. of M., Orono, Maine
U. of M., Orono, Maine
Ft. McLellan, Ala.
U. of M., Orono, Maine
Donna Crabbe Bagley
Alice Nickless Brown
CLASS OF 1951
Clayton Giggey '53
Paul McFarland '53
The pupils of Freedom Academy enjoy
exchanging yearbooks with the nearby
Secondary Schools in our county. We will
be looking forward this year to reading
the yearbooks from the following towns.
Mary Lou Heald '54
We the Business Managers of the Academy Echo,
present to you in the following pages the advertisers who
have made this issue possible from a financial standpoint.
We recommend them all as worthy of your patronage,
and we hope they may be benefited by receiving your
Donald Maxim, Business Manager
Earl Gardiner, Business Manager
Charlene Smith, Assistant
LINWOOD S. STEVENSON
Compliments of Compliments of
A. W. MAXIM
Thorndike, Maine Tel. Thorndike, 17 - ll
Boox, Jos AND COMMERCIAL PRINTING
W. L. Gray 8a Sons
Distributors of Grain
Gasoline and Oil
Potato Growers and
Manufacturers of Maple
l'el. 126-12 Dixmont
H. 0. Danforth
Gasoline and Oil
Candy and Ice Cream
Tel. Dixmont 126-17
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Tel. Dixmont 107-9
TROY CENTER, MAINE
R. L. Bryand
233 College Ave
SIGNS OF ALL KINDS
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D TOP STOCK FAR
J. W. IN GRAHAM 8z SONS
BREEDERS OF HoLsTE1N-FR1Es1AN CATTLE
MALE SEX Fon SALE AT ALL TIMES
Tel. Freedom 6-21
Man of War, Chieftan VII
Osborndale and Dauntless Bloodlines
QUALITY BULLS AS ALWAYS
T. B. ACCREDITED BANGS CERTIFIED
VAUGHN E. HURD SL SONS
RES. KNOX TEL. FREEDOM 14-9
ADDRESS THORNDIKE. MAINE
Compliments of Compliments of
Maine Winslow Maine
J. H. and J. F. Edgerly
Thorndike General Compliments of
Store Dr. F. E. Hanscom
Groceries - Feeds - Flour OSTEOPATHIC
Tel' 8014 Phone 16
Thorndike Maine UHIIY Maine
If you respond to the friendly
personal atmosphere of the
moderate size banks
You will enjoy banking at the
FEDERAL TRUST COMPANY
CHECKING AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP.
Telephone Unity 510 Unity, Maine
JACKSON -WHITE STUDIO
Tel. 30 - 3
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W. T. VICKERY
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C. C. BANKS 8z SON
Sales - HUDSON - Service
Automotive Supplies and Accessories
Mobilgas and Oil
Duo-Therm Oil Heaters - Frigidaire Refrigerators
Deep Freeze Home Freezers
Leland A. Kenney
Cars, Fire and Life
L. L. WENTWORTH
Tel. 43-1 1
M. W. Blake
Meats - Gas and Oil
Tel. Liberty 4-3
North Searsmont, Maine
FOR QUALITY MERCHANDISE
SHERMAN'S CORNER GROCERY
BEVERAGES AND CONFECTIONERIES
C. Schoolcraft M. H. Bradford
GENERAL Pulp Wwd
MERCHANDISE Tel. 17,81
Tel. Brooks: 10:31
R. E. PALMER
BELMONT CORNER MAINE
A. 0. Parmenter
I. G. A.
Groceries - Meats
REGULAR DIN NERS
R. F. EDGECOMB
Any Job can Dick
Tel. 15 - 22
DR. M. G. COLLINS
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DINSMORE GRAIN COMPANY
GRAIN, c.RocERlEs AND LUMBER
Palermo, Maine Tel. S. China 27-11
W. B. BAILEY CO.
SUBURBAN SALES CO.
CHEVROLET DEALERS SINCE 1928
SOUTH CHINA, MAINE
Field 8z Quimby
FULLER C. WENTWORTH
Phone - 67 W
H. N. STOVER CO.
Furniture and Electrical
H. N. STOVER
70 Main Street
City Drug Store
Hills and Hills, Prop.
The Rexall Store
Fair Trade Prices
Kitchen Ware and Crockery
115 High St.
Colburn Shoe Store
SHOES FOR THE
Prop., Philip Horne
H. W. Hatch
Cliquot Club Ginger Ale
67 High Street
"The Newest Theatre
Tel. 66 Belfast, Maine
"Remember the Anniversary
N. E. Bowen
Groceries - Ice Cream
To the Graduates of '52
Serving Waldo County
L. M. Annis
Groceries - Meats
Malt Beverages to take out
Open Evenings and
Tel. 841 Bridge St.
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Outfitters of Men's and Boy's
Clothing and Furnishings
Robert A. Whitehead New England Feeds
Walter A. Whitehead Hay, Straw and
B lf M . Fertilizers
e as , ame Belfast, Maine
FRED N. FLYE ,
BARBER Chocolate Shop
Closed Thursdays at Noon 89 High Street
and Every Night at 9:00
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Federal Reserve System
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
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Dunton SL Morse
Air Conditioned for Your
The Place to Eat While
Milton B. Hills
LUMBER and HARDWARE
Arthur E. Stantial
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Wade 8z Hurd
Harnesses and Accessories
Range and Fuel Oils
Carter, Your Florist
Cor. Main 8a Temple Sts.
Tel. Store 1061
Corsages for Graduations
Paul Witham, Jr.
For Athletic Equipment
Insist on Rawlings
in the Field"
Meats - Groceries
Tel. 408 - W
Hall Hardware Co.
"Everything in Hardware
JOHN DEERE FARM
Htxxtop Stock Farln
Cream - Line - Jerseys
Tel. Freedom 1-10
C. M. Ingraham 8x Son
C. A. Paul
Chrysler and Plymouth Cars
Sales and Service
Phone 1 85
REAL ESTATE OF
137 College Avenue
W. G. STOVER
Royal and Underwood
Shute 8a Shorey
Automobile Repairing and
G. M. C. Sales and Services
PHOENIX HOUSE GARAGE
POTATO CHIPS -- POTATO STICKS
D. B. DONNELLY
Lawry Brothers Co.
Complete House Furnishers
Tel. 33-1 1
Charles A. Lawry
Pres. and Treas.
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BELFAST 8L MOOSEHEAD LAKE
M. N. PERKINS
CAP 8: GOWN CO.
N. PERKINS COMPANY
486 Andover Street
Maine's Largest School of
157 Park Street
C. H. Husson, President
CLEANERS - DYERS
156-158 Main Street
Waterville Candy and Ice Cream
113 Main Street
W. S. Pillsbury Sz Son Rollins - Dunham Co
Freezers and Milkers
Complete Farm Equipment
Prompt Service and Repairs
John Deere Machinery
Phone - 613
29 Front Street
Paint and Electrical Supplies QUALITY MERCHANDISE
Tel- 413-414 42 Main Street
20 MAIN STREET Waterville, Maine
WATERVILLE, MAINE Phone 394-W
Help win the war-Serve with skills
THOMAS BUSINESS COLLEGE
Offering Specialized Training for
Secretarial and Higher Accounting and
Junior Executive Work
Write for Full Information
165 Main Street Waterville, Maine
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169 Main Street
Taylor Motor Co.
Sales and Service
F. E. Toulouse, Jr.
D. D. S.
Office, 50 Main Street
Irving A. Moody
57 Main Street
WOODBURY MOTOR COMPANY
CORNER CASH GROCERY
Meats, Groceries and Frosted Foods
Tel. 293 WINSLOW, MAINE
40 Main Street
21 Main Street
"GOOD SHOES FOR ALL"
51 Main Street
THE STORE FOR MEN
The Freedom Academy Assn.
Founded l 836
FREEDOM ACADEMY OFFERS
Philip B. Crosby, Inc.
Dodge and Plymouth
Dodge Job Rated Trucks
Post Office Square
Noyes Stove Co., Inc.
Your authorized dealer
Glenwood, Florence and
have young manners
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J. E. McCormick
Sanger Ave., Waterville
P. A. McCormick
F. S. Wood
NEWS WHEN IT is NEWS
"Always gives you the news first"
By mail-510.00 per year
The Engravings in this Yearbook were made by
THE SENTINEL ENGRAVERS
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BANGS 8a KNIGHT
FREEDOM LUMBER COMPANY
BRUSH, BROOM AND MOP HANDLES
DOWELS AND NOVELTIES
MONMOUTH CAN N IN G COMPANY
PIONEER PACKERS OF
FANCY WHOLE KERNEL CORN
ALSO PACKERS OF
CREAM STYLE CORN
FANCY STRING BEANS
E. L. BLANCHARD
150 HOUR VEEDOL
TRACTOR AND TRUCK OIL
L. R. STEVENS
DEARBORN FARM EQUIPMENT
HARDWARE AND ELECTRICAL GOODS
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Banton Bros. Mills
Fairfiel 1' am at
d C e ery Newport and Freedom
Dairy Products Turnings, Spools, Bobbins
Home of Pine Cone W. A. Bridges
Ice Cfeam Min work
Fairfield, Maine Tel' 1 2-1 9
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BUCKFIELD PACKING CO.
MAYNARD E. BESSEY
"Bessey's for the Best" in Jellies, Preserves,
Marmalade, Apple Juice, Sweet Cider,
Apple Sauce, Vinegars, Mince Meat, Frozen
Rhubarb and Frozen Sliced Apples.
e are always in the market for apples for processing
CE CREAM FRESH EGGS HONEY
JACKSON DAIRY FARM, INC.
HOMOGENIZED VITAMIN D MILK
213 Main Street
LIVE AND DRESSED POULTRY
Tel. Liberty 41-3
TEL. 14-12 LIBERTY, MAINE
- Compliments of
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W. B. Arnold Co.
Waterville, Maine and
STERNS 00 S-
mrhe stores of Established over a Century
Waterville - Skowhegan Waterville' Maine
ln Waterville for Plumbing and Heating it's
FRANK G. THOMAS
PLUMBING AND HEATING
Sinks for the
well dressed kitchen
Electric hot water tanks
and heating by
Timken silent automatic
oil burners and oil boilers
Air conditioning oil
Oil burning Water
Factory trained men
to handle all service
Myers Water Systems and Softeners
Denning Water Systems
Free Engineering and Estimating
FRANK G. THOMAS 8x SON
39 Western Avenue
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H. D. Marden
R. E. Drapeau
134-136 Main Street
Harris Baking C0
Bakers of Better
Bread, Cake and
W. H. Moore
Raw and Pasteurized
Milk and Cream
J. B. Tire Co.
"Best - on - Earth"
Nelson Robinson, Agent
Compliments of the
Post Office Square
Rowds Barber Shop
Pure Maine Bees Honey
Albion, Maine W M Yeaton
C. H. CHALMERS
Lumber and Mill Wood
Tel. 2 - 13
HAROLD L. KEAY
CROSLEY SHELVADOR REFRIGERATORS
RANGE AND FUEL OIL
Freedom, Maine Tel. 8-3
Bulldozing and Land Clearing
Tel. 32, 13-19 Albion
First in Sales 1947
11 Passenger Models to Choose
. From in 1948
For all TYDGS of Transportation
Chevrolet Sales and Service
Parts and Accessories
G. E. BRYANT 8z SONS
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