Freedom Academy - Echo Yearbook (Freedom, ME)

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FREEDOM ACADEMY I836-I952 "An Opportunity for an Education and Success COURSES OF STUDY College-General--Commercial-Agricultural 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. FACULTY' p History, French, Athletic Latin, English Commercial Subjects Charles L. Cosgrove, Jr. Mrs. F. H. Johnson, Jr. Donald E. Lupolt George W. Littlefield Agriculture EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Gilbert Keller Wilbur Wentworth Joseph Bryant Isaiah Jackson Walter Mitchell Archie Knight Norman Elliott PRESIDENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES Archie Knight ::roo1:::: -- ::::::: ::::: H Coach 5752 IXUXEMIY N9 W0 KY? ZX N MHQKUUDQM ACCAKDKEMYM A-'Eamon MAINL., DEDICATION 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 given us. FACULTY lst Row, Left to Right, Mrs. F. H. Johnson, Jr., Principal Earl W. Higgins, Mr. George W. Littlefield. 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 Legislature-1940-1941 Farmer-1937-1952 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 Private Teacher-1920-1942 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 Coast Guard-1942-1945 University of Maine fSummerl 1948 Teacher-Pembroke H. S.-1948-1949 Teacher-Freedom Academy-1951- Social Studies, French, Athletic Coach-Mr. Charles Cosgrove, Jr. Navy-1945-1946 University of Maine-1951-B. A. Degree-1951 Teacher-Old Town H. S.-1951 Teacher-Freedom Academy-1951- EDITORIAL 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 thereafter. Now the third road. Undoubtedly, this one would be easiest. The road is slippery, leads downhill, curves and disappears behind the barren mountains. 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 YOUR CHOICE. Some of us are going to try the first path. Which will you attempt? Life is a grindstone that polishes some people and grinds others. Editor in Chief Dick Shibles '52 6 EDITORIAL BOARD 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 ......... .... Alumni Editors Humor ........... School Calendar . , . . . Exchange Editor .. F. F. A. ......... . Richard Shibles Janette Cole Earl Gardiner, Donald Maxim Charlene Smith Alfreda Raven Robert Gray Charlene Bryant Roger Drew 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 Maxine Downer J une Bowman Mary Lou Heald Stephen Fowler 7 ERNEST ELDRIDGE AUSTIN "ERNIE" Agricultural 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" Commercial Motto: Look up, not down, look forward, not backward. 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" Commercial 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. 8 WALTER GORDON CONDON "WALT" Agricultural 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 Manager 4. BERTHA LOUISE DOWNER "BERT" Commercial 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" Agricultural 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 Manager 4. 9 EARL EDWIN GARDINER "CHUMMIE" General 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 Campaign 4. PEARL EDN A GARDINER "PEARL" Commercial 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" Agricultural 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. 10 ALFREDA ALICE RAVEN "FREDA" Commercial 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" College 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" Commercial Motto: A thousand mile journey begins with one step. 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. 11 June 1, 1952 June 5, 1952 Graduation Theme Class Motto Class Colors Class Flower Richard Shibles Bertha Downer Earl Gardiner Bette Bowman Pearl Gardiner Walter Condon James Fernald BAC CALAUREATE Freedom Congregational Church GRADUATION Freedom Academy Gymnasium One world Onward To Success Blue and Silver Carnations GRADUATION PARTS Valedictory Salutatory lst Honor Essay 2nd Honor Essay 3rd Honor Essay History Address to the undergraduates Philip Steele and Beatrice Bowman Prophesy Allen Knights Will Ernest Austin, Alfreda Raven Gifts "THE WORTH 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 business world. 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 desirable position. 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 changing. 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 future. 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 seemed none. 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 dress." 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- gratulated me. 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 for Tommy. 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 mind. 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 was quarantined. 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 looks. 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- port them. 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 we!" 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 owner. 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 nicely dressed. "Are you Mary Saunders?" she asked pleasantly. "Yes" Mary said shyly for she was not used to strangers. "Won't you come in?" 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 with her. 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 motherless children. 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. Nancy McKenney.'54 18 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, stream, W 19 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 "Third". 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 FREEDOM 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 basketball. 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, EVERYBODY STUDIES. I COPY, YOU COPY, WE COPY, EVERYBODY FLUNKS 20 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 everybody. It leaves no doubt in anyone's mind as To my breeding, culture, and reiinement. STATISTICS Most Popular Most Artistic Most Freckles Most Easy Going GIRLS Pearl Gardiner Bertha Downer Janette Cole Charlene Smith Mary Lou Heald Most Talkative Most Likely to Succeed Most Friendly Most Polite Best Sport Best Singer Best Figure Best Dancer Best Athlete Best Dressed Best Personality Best Legs Prettiest Eyes Prettiest Complexion Prettiest Smile Prettiest Hair Flirt Noisest Smartest Quietest Shyest J olliest Best Looking Mary Lynn Nelson Bertha Downer Bertha Downer Charlene Smith Pearl Gardiner Carolyn Cates Pearl Gardiner Mura Shibles Bette Bowman Bea Bowman Pearl Gardiner Bea Bowman Bea Bowman Betty Lou Thompson Bea Bowman Bea Bowman Florence Cates Roberta Hussey Carolyn Cates Janette Cole June Larrabee Edith Condon Mildred Parady Maxine Downer It indicates that I have been Well educated It enhances my personality among Women and children, and in respectable Society. 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 BOYS Don Marcia Jimmy Elliot Bobby Sylvester Bob Goodale Bernie Wentworth Dick Shibles Billy Gray Billy Gray Don Marcia Jimmy 8: David Elliot Don Marcia Allen Knights Allen Knights Dick Shibles Billy Gray Bob Hotham Buddy Giggey Billy Gray Steve Fowler Nelson Sanborn Bernie VVentworth Bernie Wentworth Dick Shibles Walter Condon Alfred Bridges Bob Goodale Don Marcia 21 F. A. JUKE BOX 1 Love You Truly Let Me Call You Sweetheart Jealous Heart Slipping Around l'll Sail My Ship Alone No Letter Today You Are My Sunshine Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here Love in Bloom Tell Me Three O'Clock in the Morning l'm in Love Again Sentimental Journey 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 Sunrise Serenade Whispering Hope Sweethearts Sooner or Later He's Gonna be Hanging Around 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 Pearl Gardiner Paul McFarland Allen Knight Bernard W entworth Billy Gray Beatrice Bowman Jerald Elkins Basketball Squads Charlene Smith Robert Briggs Donald Maxim Bertha Downer Basketball Trips Maxine Downer Senior Class Alumni Game Boy's Trophy Charlie Cosgrove Marlene Hall Dick Shibles Charlene Bryant Stanley McDonald Nancy McKenney Corrin Clark Mary Lynn Nelson James Elliot Mr. Littlefield Delta Fowler Stephen Fowler Clayton Giggey June Larrabee Bette Bowman '52 22 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 SCHOOL 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 SENIOR CLASS We started school this year with twelve members. Our class officers were elected as follows: Class President: Vice President: Secretary and Treasurer: Student Council: Editorial Board: Those taking part in sports were as follows: Girls' basketball: Pearl Gardiner, Bette Bowman, Beatrice Bowman. Co-Captains: Bertha Downer, and Alfreda Raven. Boys' Basketball: James Fernald, Allen Knights, Earl Gardiner, and Ernest Austin. Softball: Beatrice Bowman, Bette Bowman, Bertha Downer, and Al- freda Raven. Baseball: Ernest Austin, Allen Knights, Earl Gardiner, James Fer- nald and Richard Shibles. Other class activities were the Richard Shibles Earl Gardiner Bertha Downer Earl Gardiner Beatrice Bowman Richard Shibles Earl Gardiner Pearl Gardiner Bette Bowman Ernest Austin Beatrice Bowman Bertha Downer Alfreda Raven 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 very successful. 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 JUNIOR CLASS lst. row. left to right, Richard Yeaton, Maxine Downer, Florence Cates, Donald Maxim, Robert Gray, Robert Goodale, Grace Black, Mary Ingraham, Dennis Myrick. 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. JUNIOR CLASS 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 various teams. Those on the softball team were: Louise Emerson , Maxine Downer June Bowman, June Larrabee, Ja- nette Cole, Florence Cates, and Grace Black. Those on the baseball team were: Donald Maxim, Donald Marcia Ber- ! 7 nard Wentworth, Robert Gray, Ken- ton Mitchell, Clayton Giggey, and Robert Goodale. Those on the girls' Varsity basket- ball team were: Maxine Downer, June Bowman, Louise Emerson, and June Larrabee. Those on the boys' Varsity basket- ball team were: Donald Maxim, Donald Marcia, Paul McFarland, Clayton Giggey, Bernard Went- worth, Kenneth Hall, and Robert Gray. We had a very successful year and hope we have a more successful one next year. Robert Gray '53 SOPHOMORE CLASS 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 Black. 3rd, row, left to right, Richard Chase, Richard Peppard, Edward Howe, Robert Briggs, Stanley McDonald, Merle Raven, Gerald Elkins. SOPHOMORE CLASS President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Audrey Grass Virginia Austin Charlene Smith Charlene Bryant Student Council Editorial Board 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 Nancy McKenney Milford Downer Audrey Grass Charlene Smith Mary Lou Heald Charlene Bryant 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 FRESHMAN CLASS 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 follows: President: Vice-President: Secretary : Treasurer: Student Council: Editorial Board: 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 Gladys Brown. The boys participating in baseball Roger Drew Corrin Clark Daniel Hall Delta Fowler Corrin Clark and Roger Drew 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- tham. 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. BASKETBALL 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- 32 ing girls in basketball next year. Our Letter Girls are: Forwards Points Pearl Gardiner 310 Maxine Downer 218 Betty Bowman 101 June Larrabee 33 Louise Emerson 9 Mary Lou Heald 10 681 57 738 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. 39 738 :f:Denotes Games away from home Guards Bertha Downer Alfreda Raven Beatrice Bowman June Bowman Carolyn Cates Gladys Brown Erskine 30 Winterportzll 47 Unityii 17 Stockton 18 Brooks 28 Monroe 16 Besse 39 Searsporttt 35 Libertyzt 25 Winterport 44 Unity 14 Stocktonit 22 Brooks? 38 Monroei 33 Besse? 44 Searsport 25 Erskine? 29 Liberty 23 627 Pearl Gardiner '52 Betty Bowman '52 33 SOFTBALL TEAM lst. row, left to right, Betty Bowman, Grace Black, Maxine Downer, June Bowman, June Larrabee. 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. SOFTBALL 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 softball: 34 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 Substitutes: 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. BOYS' BASKETBALL 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. play. 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 from Pemetic. 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 Erskine 31 Winterport 35 Unity 43 :liStockton 9 fBrooks 29 tMonroe 16 tBesse 29 fSearsport 29 Waldoboro 51 tLiberty 23 :51Winterport 17 fl:Unity 34 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 1084 'f'Home Games MLeague F. A. 'K42 Waldoboro F. A. X43 :fiWaldoboro TOURNAMENT SCORES Waldo County 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. Names Hotham D. Marcia 311 McFarland A. Knights 279 Gray D. Maxim 163 Hall C. Giggey 161 Austin J. Fernald B. Wentworth E. Gardiner Fernald 8 Austin 7 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 BASEBALL 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. ACADEMY BASEBALL 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 newcomers. 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 victory. Darrold Mitchell '53 CHEER LEADERS Sitting, left to right, Grace Black, Lucille Shaw, Mura Shibles, Mary Alice Ingraham, Roberta Hussey. Standing, left to right, Roger Reynolds, Mrs. Johnson, James Elliott. I CHEER LEADERS 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- ng squad. 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 Hubier. 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- ment. 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! Head-Cheerleader Grace Black '53 41 September November December January February 8 to 25. 7-8-9 SCHOOL CALENDAR School opened with 111 pupils enrolled Freshman Day, reception and dance. Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball 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. Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball 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 14-15. 21 26 March 7 10 A,pril 10 May 9 9 June 1 5 42 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 the Echo. Basketball --- All-star game for both teams at Brooks. Basketball Banquet for both teams. Senior Play. Junior Prize Speaking Contest held at F. A. Gym. Junior Prom. Baccalaureate. Graduation. June Bowman '53 43 STUDENT COUNCIL 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. STUDENT COUNCIL 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 FUTURE FARMERS lst. row, left to right, Milford Downer, Donald Marcia, Walter Condon, Robert Gray, Mr. Littlefield, Kenton Mitchell, Allen Knights, Stephen Fowler, Victor Myrick. 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 AMERICA 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 Farmers' Degree. 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- gree. Refreshments were served by the refreshment committee at both in- itation ceremonies. 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 was 36-1. Stephen Fowler '53 SENIOR PLAY i 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. SENIOR PLAY 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 as follows: 46 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 ARROW 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 Wentworth. The Joke Editors, Bernie Went- worth and Eleanor Stanley, kept the Editor in Chief Assistant Editor Business Manager Literary Editors Art Editors Social Editors Personality Editors Alumni Editors kids in stitches, while the Art Edi- tors drew up magnificient covers and attractive decorations. 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 Staff. Dick Shibles Darrold Mitchell Philip Steele Janette Cole Robert Goodale Mary Lou Heald Nancy McKenney Carleine Shibles Betty Lou Thompson June Bowman Maxine Downer Bette Bowman Pearl Gardiner Beatrice Bowman Alfreda Raven 47 Boys' Sports Editor Girls' Sports Editor Joke Editors Man-About-Town honor Roll Proof Readers Typing Editors Mimeograph Editors MAGAZINE CAMPAIGN 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. Donald Maxim Bertha Downer Bernard Wentworth Eleanor Stanley Janette Cole Bernard Wentworth Lucille Shaw Nancy Abbott Marlene Hall Audrey Grass Mildred Parady Charlene Smith Beatrice Bowman Bette Bowman Bertha Downer Pearl Gardiner Alfreda Raven James Fernald Philip Steele Nancy Abbott Marlene Hall Lucille Shaw James Fernald Earl Gardiner Allen Knights 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 next 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- uary 2. The gifts were exchanged in the home rooms in the morning. In the afternoon a program was put on by the students. The following program was held: 1. Reading of the Story of the Nativity from the Bible by Richard Shibles. 2. Song - O Come All Ye Faith- ful - Girls Chorus. 3. Tableau of the Nativity Scene -Junior Class. 4. Carol - Joy to the World - Bette, Beatrice and June Bow- man. 5. A play - The Ruggles Fam- ily Goes to Dinner - the Senior Class. 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 Chorus. 8. The Girls' Chorus sang Silent Night, White Christmas, and Walking in a Winter VVonder- land. 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 FRESHMAN RECEPTION 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 of fun. Roger Drew '55 BASKETBALL BANQUET 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 Williams. 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. Halloway. 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 Janette Cole. 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 ACADEMY DAY 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 CAMERA CLUB 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 and profitable. 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 50 HON OR ROLL GENERAL HONORS Everett Sanborn Carolyn Cates Mae Peppard Roberta Hussey Delta Fowler Harold Emerson Virginia Austin Milford Downer Mary Lou Heald June Larrabee June Bowman Bernard Wentworth Maxine Downer Louise Emerson Lucille Shaw Mildred Parady Paul McFarland Darrold Mitchell Kenneth Hall Robert Gray Earl Gardiner James Fernald Pearl Gardiner HALF YEAR F RESHMAN HIGHEST HONORS Corrin Clark Carleine Shibles Roger Drew SOPHOMORE Charlene Bryant Audrey Grass Charlene Smith JUNIOR Janette Cole Marlene Hall Nancy Abbott SENIOR Richard Shibles Bertha Downer Bette Bowman Lucille Shaw 58 mp 'HNEBQOQ 9582 M Em? 556-3 jg QSO-HINSOOLGH Bpmwm dim gpm he Ano MEUEVTM wma PEN Sow EEOEEQEOH E5 EOD-W ,SOMA RHEVEPSQEUH .swarm DORA do magnum mei M ig M NSE ,HOEQw HW USN MEUDOM HOW mia NEVER MEEB Us OH MWZWOENH ESB Ewngxwwm 0550 :Nm Us HOOQOW P55520 OH EO BZ OVER. 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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 G I Bobby G.: Can you tell me Why Mr. Higgins' head is like heaven? Bernard: I certainly can see no re- semblance! Bobby G.: Well, it's a bright and shining spot, and there's no part- ing there! 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 state capital. 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 cute." Mr. Cosgrove: "Why did they call the "Middle Ages" the "Dark Ages?" Dennis Myrick: "Because the wo- men kept their ages dark,-No, because there were so many knights." Mr. Higgins: "I wonder how it is a girl can't catch a ball like a man?" Bertha Downer: "Oh, a man is so much bigger and easier to catch." Pearl Gardiner: "He said I was his pearl." Earl Gardiner: "I guess he wanted to string you." Reversed How long have they been marri- ed-1" is "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 LOWBISYH 4- u Gentlemen Only "Will the gentlemen please move up front a little?" Called out the po- lite conductor." "I won't," growled Mr. Steele, who sat stubbornly in his seat. "Oh, I didnlt ask you!" replied the conductor. 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: "Mischief !" 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 liked it. "Oh, it's all right," Bobby replied. Do the teachers like you?" his mother asked. "Oh, yes!" replied Bobby, "my math teacher put Cxxxxj kisses all over my paper." H Joe: "I never bother thinking up a story for my mother." Bill: "Why?" 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 story! The signed appeared in Robert's Lunch, Liberty, after the proprie- tor had suffered from souvenir hunters. Sign: "The silver is not a medicine. Do not take it after your meal." Maxine Downer '53 A L U M N l 56 NAME Richard Bailey Jacquiline Balsor Magnon Merland Clark Waymond Giggey Mildred Doughty Raven .Judy Raven John Hall Irene Penney Mehuren Loretta Holmes Grass NAME Joan Nutt Ruth Fowler Thompson Gladys Smith Holmes Virginia Briggs Doris Shaw Young Alice Bailey Smith Claris Johnson Penney Dolly Basford -- Joseph Bryant Alvin Clark Beatrice Gardiner Bryant Frances Thomas Hubert Clark Leona Larrabee Curtis Clayton Wentworth NAME Barbara Briggs Vivian Hardy Constable Betty Jacques li Cecilia Americh Lois Webber Bernard Robert Couturier Richard Ingraham CLASS OF 1948 OCCUPATION Working Housewife Air Force Marines Housewife At Home College Housewife Housewife CLASS OF 1949 OCCUPATION College Housewife Housewife Nurse Housewife Housewife Housewife Housewife Working Army Housewife Working Army Housewife Working CLASS OF 1950 OCCUPATION Husson College Housewife Housewife Working Housewife College Working ADDRESS Knox, lviaine Bangor, Maine Bangor, Maine South Carolina Knox, Maine Thorndike, Maine U. of M., Orono, Maine Montville, Maine Knox, Maine ADDRESS U. of M., Orono, Maine Knox, Maine Portland, Maine Freedom, Maine Belfast, Maine Knox, Maine Connecticut Albion, Maine Knox, Maine Germany Knox, Maine Oakland, Maine Ft. McLellan, Ala. Thorndike, Maine Freedom, Maine ADDRESS Bangor, Maine Unity Maine Connecticut Bangor, Maine Unity, Maine U. of M., Orono, Maine Knox, Maine 57 NAME Paul Austin Robert Bagley Paul Bradstreet Norma Bridges Lucille Bucklin Raymond Cates Harvey Clark Donna Crabbe Bagley Kermit Danforth Floyd Fowler Margaret Giggey Harold Greely William Hodgden Charlene Hustus Richard Mitchell Carl Moody Alice Nickless Brown Royce Penny Anne Pushor Edith Raven Janet Sanborn Virginia Spaulding Allen Yeaton CLASS OF 1951 OCCUPATION Working Working Working College Working Working Working Housewife Working Army Working Working Working Bible School Working Air Force Housewife Working Working At Home Air Force At Home Navy ADDRESS Bath, Maine Fairfield, Maine Freedom, Maine Farmington, Maine New Jersey Connecticut Unity, Maine Fairfield, Maine Troy, Maine Kentucky Belfast, Maine Freedom, Maine Montville, Maine Rhode Island Troy, Maine Texas Knox, Maine Knox, Maine Unity, Maine Thorndike, Maine Texas Freedom, Maine Maryland Respectfully Submitted Clayton Giggey '53 Paul McFarland '53 58 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. Albion Brooks Crosby Erskine Liberty Monroe Searsport Stockton Springs Unity Winterport Mary Lou Heald '54 59 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 trade. Donald Maxim, Business Manager Earl Gardiner, Business Manager Charlene Smith, Assistant 60 Compliments of LEVEL ACRES m:c1sTERED GUERNSEYS LINWOOD S. STEVENSON Thorndike Maine Compliments of Compliments of A. W. MAXIM Farwell Brothers Potato Dealer Thorndike, Maine Tel. Thorndike, 17 - ll HUTCHINS BROTHERS Boox, Jos AND COMMERCIAL PRINTING Thorndike, Maine ::::Q::::::gqpQq9-p:q:::rQ4vo4p:::: 0,9900 -Q W. L. Gray 8a Sons Distributors of Grain Fertilizer, Gasoline and Oil Potato Growers and Dairy Farmers Manufacturers of Maple Syrup TROY, MAINE l'el. 126-12 Dixmont H. 0. Danforth GENERAL STORE Groceries-Meats Gasoline and Oil Candy and Ice Cream Tel. Dixmont 126-17 TROY, MAINE --- -----,---,-----,- -Q 000000-00 : : -Q ::-ooQ::Q-::--Q::: ::::-:: Harding's Store Groceries-Meats Tel. Dixmont 107-9 TROY CENTER, MAINE R. L. Bryand NEON LABORATORIES 233 College Ave Waterville, Maine SIGNS OF ALL KINDS OUTDOOR ADVERTISING :.:o---o::ooo::::o:: :::::: : - - v::::.l O 0 ll ll ll ll ll In II 0 it 0 0 0 tl ll ll ll ll ll ll lr wr 0 0 0 lb ll ll 0 0 tl tl tl tl 0 tl ll ll 0 nn lr It 0 4I tl ll ll lr ll ll ll ll U lb lb 4I 0 U II lb lb ll lb 0 ll lb 0 ll tl 0 0 0 ll ll lb ll li -I 62 D TOP STOCK FAR GOL M J. W. IN GRAHAM 8z SONS BREEDERS OF HoLsTE1N-FR1Es1AN CATTLE MALE SEX Fon SALE AT ALL TIMES Knox, Maine Tel. Freedom 6-21 REGISTERED HOLSTEINS 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 Consumers Fuel Haskell Co. Confectionery Co. Belfast Maine Winslow Maine 63 QQQQQQQQQQQA::::---::::-::oQ--:::: ::::::o J. H. and J. F. Edgerly Farms Unity, Maine Thorndike General Compliments of Store Dr. F. E. Hanscom Groceries - Feeds - Flour OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN Tel' 8014 Phone 16 Thorndike Maine UHIIY Maine Individual Accounts If you respond to the friendly personal atmosphere of the moderate size banks You will enjoy banking at the FEDERAL TRUST COMPANY UNITY BRANCH CHECKING AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP. Telephone Unity 510 Unity, Maine vv---ooo-vo--Qo--oooovv-o---- vv 64 vv..--- -oooo---vv-v-v----- -vv--o-Q----- ------------v JACKSON -WHITE STUDIO CLASS PHOTOGRAPHER 1 952 Portland, Maine Compliments of LYLE ADAMS Groceries Meats Tel. 30 - 3 Unity, Maine Daigle Garage AUTOMOBILE REPAIRING AND SUPPLIES Tel. I8-19 Unity, Maine ---- -------- ---- :ooo 0999 99999 Compliments of Unity Hardware Tel. 43-3 Unity, Maine W. T. VICKERY Insurance Pulp Wood Unity, Maine 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 11 11 11 1 11 1 1 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 I1 11 11 I1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 11 11 11 1 11 11 11 1 1 QQQQQQQQQQQQQ : : -Q 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 Telephone 40-2 MAIN STREET LIBERTY, MAINE Leland A. Kenney INSURANCE Cars, Fire and Life Brooks, Maine Tel. 3-3 Compliments of L. L. WENTWORTH General Store Brooks, Maine Compliments of Drake's Mobil Service Unity, Maine Tel. 43-1 1 M. W. Blake GENERAL GROCERIES Meats - Gas and Oil Tel. Liberty 4-3 North Searsmont, Maine 66 FOR QUALITY MERCHANDISE PATRONIZE SHERMAN'S CORNER GROCERY BEVERAGES AND CONFECTIONERIES Tel 3-7 LIBERTY MAINE C. Schoolcraft M. H. Bradford GENERAL Pulp Wwd MERCHANDISE Tel. 17,81 Thorndike Maine Freedom, Maine Compliments of STAPLES' GARAGE Tel. Brooks: 10:31 BROOKS MAINE R. E. PALMER GROCERIES MEATS VEGETABLES BELMONT CORNER MAINE ::::::-:::::::v:::::::oQ:::-:::::::::::::::::-:: QQQQ.o.-qq--::::---:::: A. 0. Parmenter I. G. A. Groceries - Meats Frozen Foods Tel. 25-32 LIBERTY MAINE Compliments of Doweis Diner South China FRIED CLAMS REGULAR DIN NERS Fountain Service Compliments of R. F. EDGECOMB CONTRACT HAULING Any Job can Dick Tel. 15 - 22 Liberty, Maine Compliments of DR. M. G. COLLINS LIBERTY MAINE - A... ------------,--- ------ 68 DINSMORE GRAIN COMPANY GRAIN, c.RocERlEs AND LUMBER Palermo, Maine Tel. S. China 27-11 Palermo 8-4 W. B. BAILEY CO. GENERAL MERCHANDISE Tel. 30-5 China, Maine Compliments of SUBURBAN SALES CO. CHEVROLET DEALERS SINCE 1928 SOUTH CHINA, MAINE --vvvoqoo--- - Compliments of Field 8z Quimby REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE FULLER C. WENTWORTH Prop. Phone - 67 W Belfast Maine H. N. STOVER CO. Furniture and Electrical Appliances H. N. STOVER 70 Main Street BELFAST, MAINE City Drug Store Hills and Hills, Prop. The Rexall Store Fair Trade Prices Phone 868 Belfast, Maine Phillips Williams Poultry FREEDOM MAINE PHILBRICKS HARDWARE AND SPORTING GOODS Kitchen Ware and Crockery 115 High St. Belfast, Maine Colburn Shoe Store SHOES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Prop., Philip Horne Belfast, Maine H. W. Hatch Wholesale Confectioner Cliquot Club Ginger Ale Moxie Agent 67 High Street Belfast, Maine Compliments of Colonial Theatre "The Newest Theatre in Maine" Belfast, Maine Lougee's Flower Shop Flowers Telegraphed Anywhere Tel. 66 Belfast, Maine "Remember the Anniversary Days" N. E. Bowen Groceries - Ice Cream Malt Beverages Route 137 North Belfast Maine v::: ::::o CONGRATULATIONS To the Graduates of '52 The Republican Journal 1829-1952 Your Newspaper Serving Waldo County Journal Publishing Co. Belfast, Maine L. M. Annis Groceries - Meats Vegetables Malt Beverages to take out Open Evenings and Sundays Tel. 841 Bridge St. Belfast, Maine AAAAA-- -,-- A ----- -------------- ----- ---- vv vvvvv vvvvzvoocvvv 71 WHITEHEAIYS BRYANT 85 Outfitters of Men's and Boy's Clothing and Furnishings Distributors of Robert A. Whitehead New England Feeds Walter A. Whitehead Hay, Straw and B lf M . Fertilizers li e as , ame Belfast, Maine FRED N. FLYE , Arey s BARBER Chocolate Shop Closed Thursdays at Noon 89 High Street and Every Night at 9:00 Belfast, Maine FREEDOM, MAINE THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BELFAST MEMBER Federal Reserve System Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation BELFAST, MAINE Qooooooocv--vvvvv-v-- -v ---v-- --vv vvvv -- ------------------- ---- -Q --4.--------: : : :---: :- --A .... ,--------- -,,,,- Compliments of Georgie's Beauty Salon Tel. 449-W Belfast Maine Dunton SL Morse Attorneys-at-Law Belfast Maine Compliments of WHl'1'CUlV1B'S CAFE Air Conditioned for Your Comfort The Place to Eat While in Belfast Belfast, Maine Compliments of Milton B. Hills Dealer LUMBER and HARDWARE Belfast, Maine Compliments of Arthur E. Stantial Greenhouses CUT FLOWERS NURSERIES POTTED PLANTS Belfast Maine 'Y 0 0 ll lb II 0 ll ll II U 0 0 0 0 0 0 IP lb ll II ll ll tl tl U lb I I I U ll ll ll ll In lr lb lb 0 tl U Nl II ll ll 0 0 ll ll 0 0 0 ll lb 0 4l tl tl 0 IP II tl tl tl tl tl WI ll II lb In It ll 1 It li lr In lr lb 0 --- ----- -----------------A ::::::-q ::--:--:::: : ::Qoo Compliments of Wade 8z Hurd Harnesses and Accessories Range and Fuel Oils Belfast, Maine Carter, Your Florist Cor. Main 8a Temple Sts. Waterville, Me. Tel. Store 1061 House 1229-M Corsages for Graduations and Weddings Paul Witham, Jr. SOPER'S Newport, Maine For Athletic Equipment Insist on Rawlings "The Finest in the Field" CHAPLES GROCERY Meats - Groceries Vegetables Tel. 408 - W Belfast, Maine Hall Hardware Co. "Everything in Hardware WILSON SPORTING GOODS DUPONT PAINTS JOHN DEERE FARM MACHINERY Tel. 55 Belfast, Maine Htxxtop Stock Farln Cream - Line - Jerseys Purebred Herd KNOX MAINE Tel. Freedom 1-10 C. M. Ingraham 8x Son C. A. Paul Chrysler and Plymouth Cars International Harvester Trucks McCormick-Deering Farm Machinery Sales and Service Phone 1 85 Res. 23 Belfast Maine CONSULT Ed. Maddocks REAL ESTATE OF CENTRAL MAINE 137 College Avenue Waterville, Maine W. G. STOVER Jeweler Royal and Underwood Typewriters Musical Instruments Belfast, Maine Shute 8a Shorey Automobile Repairing and Car Service G. M. C. Sales and Services PHOENIX HOUSE GARAGE High Street Belfast, Maine : ::::----.:::::Q--,::: 75 o-Q-oo----::-:::0o:::::: ::::Q KING COLE POTATO CHIPS -- POTATO STICKS Compliments of D. B. DONNELLY Quality Hardware Keystone Paints Window Glass Tel. 14 Fairfield, Maine POP CORN Lawry Brothers Co. Complete House Furnishers and Morticians Tel. 33-1 1 33-12 Charles A. Lawry Pres. and Treas. Fairfield, Maine ,,,,----------vv--- ::::-q::-:::::0:::: ::::o::-:::: ::::::: :::o:: Compliments BELFAST 8L MOOSEHEAD LAKE RAILROAD COMPANY M. N. PERKINS Representing UNIVERSITY CAP 8: GOWN CO. N. PERKINS COMPANY 486 Andover Street Lawrence, Mass. Compliments of HUSSON COLLEGE Maine's Largest School of Commercial Training 157 Park Street Bangor, Maine C. H. Husson, President Free Catalog 'Y II II I I II II II II II II II II II II II II II II I I I II II II I I II I I I I II II II I I II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II I I II II I I I II II II I I II II I II II I II II I II II II II II I -A --,,o- Compliments of Elm City Tobacco and Confectionery Co. ADMOR CLEANERS - DYERS SHOE REPAIRING 156-158 Main Street Waterville, Maine HAGAR'S CANDY STORE Waterville Candy and Ice Cream Maine 113 Main Street Waterville, Maine W. S. Pillsbury Sz Son Rollins - Dunham Co DeLaval Freezers and Milkers Complete Farm Equipment Prompt Service and Repairs John Deere Machinery Phone - 613 Waterville, Maine HARDWARE HOUSEWARES APPLIANCES 29 Front Street Tel. 2120 Waterville, Maine ::::o:::: --- 78 Waterville Hardware and EVELYN CARDIN Plumbing Co. LADIES' 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 Business Administration and Junior Executive Work Write for Full Information To Registrar 165 Main Street Waterville, Maine ,-v,-----.--------,,--- --vv- ---v---------------- Compliments of Sherwin Williams PAINTS 169 Main Street Tel. 2740 PAINT WALLPAPER ART SUPPLIES Taylor Motor Co. Studebaker Sales and Service Tel. 110 Winslow, Maine Compliments of F. E. Toulouse, Jr. D. D. S. Dr. Office, 50 Main Street Waterville, Maine Compliments of Irving A. Moody Jeweler 57 Main Street Waterville, Maine Compliments of WOODBURY MOTOR COMPANY Sales Service CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH CORNER CASH GROCERY Meats, Groceries and Frosted Foods Tel. 293 WINSLOW, MAINE :::ao:::o:::QQ::::::::::::::: 1 II II II II I II II I I I II II II I II II II II II II II II II I I I I I II I I I II I II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II I II II II II I I I I I II II II II II II II II II A 80 -------on-----------A-----'AAA'-' '-AAA""""""A- Compliments of L. TARDIF Jeweler 40 Main Street Waterville, Maine Compliments of The Atherton Furniture Company 21 Main Street Waterville, Maine Gallert Shoe Store "GOOD SHOES FOR ALL" REASONABLE PRICES 51 Main Street Waterville, Maine LEVINE'S THE STORE FOR MEN AND BOYS Waterville, Maine Compliments of The Trustees of The Freedom Academy Assn. Founded l 836 FREEDOM ACADEMY OFFERS General Courses Agricultural Courses Commercial Courses College Courses --AAA-q-q---- ::::---Q-- Philip B. Crosby, Inc. Dodge and Plymouth Motor Cars Dodge Job Rated Trucks Post Office Square Belfast Maine Noyes Stove Co., Inc. WATERVILLE PITTSFIELD SKOWHEGAN Your authorized dealer for Glenwood, Florence and Bengal Ranges and Complete Hotpoint Appliances OUR FASHIONS have young manners .rr .QE .-::,: :gg2:,: 2 -'- 3321: . l:4: -AZZE i'ii u ' ":' ff?':3."5f5f5:1:.5555 If 'f ' Emery-Brown Co. Waterville, Maine J. E. McCormick 8a Son Sanger Ave., Waterville Phone 36 Agricultural Implements Waterville, Maine P. A. McCormick F. S. Wood 82 NEWS WHEN IT is NEWS THE SENTINEL "Always gives you the news first" By mail-510.00 per year The Engravings in this Yearbook were made by THE SENTINEL ENGRAVERS Sentinel Building WATERVILLE, MAINE 1 ll 0 0 O O lb lb ll II 0 0 In 0 0 O O 0 ll ll +I tl 0 0 0 H H IP ll 0 0 ll U U II ll li U II ll 0 ll ll ll ll ll ll ll ll 0 0 ll li ll U li I lx lb O O ll ll ll ll 6 0 0 n na 0 II I la 0 0 0 n nr O 4 83 -QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ: ::: : ::Q:: :::--Q Compliments of BANGS 8a KNIGHT FREEDOM MAINE FREEDOM LUMBER COMPANY BRUSH, BROOM AND MOP HANDLES DOWELS AND NOVELTIES FREEDOM, MAINE 84 MONMOUTH CAN N IN G COMPANY PIONEER PACKERS OF FANCY WHOLE KERNEL CORN ALSO PACKERS OF CREAM STYLE CORN AND FANCY STRING BEANS Freedom Maine E. L. BLANCHARD 150 HOUR VEEDOL TRACTOR AND TRUCK OIL KNOX MAINE -:::i I II II II II I I I II II Il II II II II II II II Il II II II II I I I I II I II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II I I II I I II II II I II II I II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II II A 85 L. R. STEVENS FORD TRACTORS DEARBORN FARM EQUIPMENT MAYTAG WASHERS KELVINATOR REFRIGERATORS BOTTLED GAS WATER SYSTEMS HARDWARE AND ELECTRICAL GOODS Tel. 18-2 BROOKS, MAINE : :::::::::::o::::Q..oQo:::: :ec :v:::: 86 Banton Bros. Mills Fairfiel 1' am at d C e ery Newport and Freedom Co. Maine Wood Products Dairy Products Turnings, Spools, Bobbins Lumber Wholesale Retail Home of Pine Cone W. A. Bridges Ice Cfeam Min work Fairfield, Maine Tel' 1 2-1 9 Freedom, Maine 6'Coca:Cola" ooooooc- --AA - -- ---- ---- ---- -- -- - - A-942 -:boc---voc-1:--- -,,v54:--:p4:--a:- -o4:,- 87 Compliments of BUCKFIELD PACKING CO. MAYNARD E. BESSEY BUCKFIELD, MAINE "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 -:::::::::vv v:::::::-::::::::::::::::::: 88 CE CREAM FRESH EGGS HONEY JACKSON DAIRY FARM, INC. HOMOGENIZED VITAMIN D MILK 213 Main Street Tel. 2410-W Waterville Maine BERRY BROTHERS LIVE AND DRESSED POULTRY GENERAL MERCHANDISE Tel. Liberty 41-3 MORRILL MAINE KNOWLTON'S MARKET MEAT GROCERIES MALT BEVERAGES TEL. 14-12 LIBERTY, MAINE - Compliments of ELIZABETH THOMPSON FREEDOM MAINE -- -----A----,---- A---- Compliments of FarroW's Bookshop Main and Temple Street W. B. Arnold Co. Hardware Merchants Plumbing Waterville, Maine and Heating Supplies -T l STERNS 00 S- mrhe stores of Established over a Century Famous Brands" Waterville - Skowhegan Waterville' Maine Maine ln Waterville for Plumbing and Heating it's FRANK G. THOMAS PLUMBING AND HEATING Bathrooms styled for beauty Sinks for the well dressed kitchen Electric hot water tanks and soil pipe General plumbing and heating by experienced men Timken silent automatic oil burners and oil boilers Air conditioning oil furnace Oil burning Water heaters Factory trained men to handle all service and repairs Myers Water Systems and Softeners Denning Water Systems Free Engineering and Estimating FRANK G. THOMAS 8x SON 39 Western Avenue WATERVILLE, MAINE ---------A-----:::::-o:::o-voo .vvv ------v Compliments of H. D. Marden 8z Sons Quality Merchandise Albion, Maine R. E. Drapeau Everything Electrical Tel. 1224 134-136 Main Street Waterville Maine Harris Baking C0 Bakers of Better Bread, Cake and Pasteries Retail Wholesale Tel. 397 Tel. 434 Waterville, Maine W. H. Moore Hartland Maine Quality Building Materials Since 1923 -::::--Q--::::::::-0-: Kn0wlt0n's Dairy Raw and Pasteurized Milk and Cream Albion, Maine Tel. 16-3 Compliments of J. B. Tire Co. Waterville Maine For Extra Profit Use SUMMERS "Best - on - Earth" Fertilizer Nelson Robinson, Agent Albion, Maine Compliments of the Post Office Square Esso Station Waterville Me. Rowds Barber Shop and POOL ROOM Albion, Maine Compliments of Rowes Store Albion Maine 92 Compliments of Compliments of Pure Maine Bees Honey Albion, Maine W M Yeaton Compliments of C. H. CHALMERS Lumber and Mill Wood GARAGE Albion, Maine Albion, Maine Tel. 2 - 13 Compliments of HAROLD L. KEAY QUALITY MERCHANDISE TEL. 2-3 Albion, Maine 93 DUO-THERM HEATERS CROSLEY SHELVADOR REFRIGERATORS RANGE AND FUEL OIL AUTOMOTIVE PARTS Freedom, Maine Tel. 8-3 LEE BROTHERS GENERAL CONTRACTING Bulldozing and Land Clearing Tel. 32, 13-19 Albion ALBION, MAINE :::::::: ::::0::f 94 AUTOGRAPHS AUTOGRAPHS 96 AUTOGRAPHS 370 Y? 3, 'lf , 21 , wr.. 1oc 104: 1 Q CHEVROLET First in Sales 1947 11 Passenger Models to Choose . From in 1948 Also CHEVROLET TRUCKS For all TYDGS of Transportation Chevrolet Sales and Service Parts and Accessories G. E. BRYANT 8z SONS FREEDOM, MAINE , 1... - - "'. -'-..., 'nfs . ' -- ,....- .iw ,,,A- '

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