Fulton High School - Fultonian Yearbook (Fulton, NY)
- Class of 1927
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Senior Year Book
Fulton High School
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In her part in the training of Fulton's young lifeg
In her responsibility to those who study within her wallsg
In the devotion and ability of her teachersg
In her achievement, through ability and fair play, of leader-
ship in all interscholastic activities.
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I should avail myself of the opportunities and privileges she
I should do this, not seliishly, but with a realization of the hope
and trust placed in me, through her, by her founders and
I should treat my teachers with consideration and my fellow
students with fairnessg
I should give myself without stint to furthering her position of
leadership in every phase of her activity, athletic, forensic,
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4 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
G. Ray Bodley ........ .... S uperintendent of Schools
Lyndon H. Strough.
E. VVesley Taylor ....
Chester Wood .....
Anna Kimber .....
Lydia Godfrey ....
Lona Preston .....
Ruth Shea .....
Hazel Riley ....
Cornelia Rice. . . .
Marcella Otis .... .
Ruth Ballard ....
Agnes Wallace .....
Florence Avery .....
Marjorie Dickerson ..,.
Ethel Somers ,.....
Susan Graham ....
Mary O'Neill ....
Celia Eldridge. .
Jane Waugh .....
Marie Shroeder ....
Winifred Strough. .
Matthew Frawley ..,.
John McDonald ....
Adelaide Harding ....
Florence Morehouse. . .
Bessie Cornwell ....
Meryl Hoke .........
Gertrude Johnston .....
James Freeman ...... ....
Marjorie Edmunds .... .....
Pearl Mahar ......... . . .
Marion Gorman ....
Alice McCaffrey ......
Dr. E. M. Anderson. . . . .
Grace Lyons .....i..
. . . ................. Principal
.. . . . . . . . . .Vice-Principal
. ..... .Science
. . .Mathematics
. . .Mathematics
. . .Mathematics
.,...Mathematics and Science
. . , .French
. . . . .Latin
. . . . .English
.. . . .English
. . . . .English
. . . . . . .English
. . . .Commercial
. . . .Commercial
. . . .Commercial
. . . .Industrial Arts
. . . .Industrial Arts
. . . . .I-Iomemaking
. . . . .I-Iomemaking
. . . . , .Drawing
. . . . . , . .Librarian
. . .Public Speaking
Lois Wagner ..., .,... . . .
. . . . . . . . .Secretary
. . . . . . .Attendance
. .School Physician
. . . . .School Nurse
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 5
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School Activities Editors
6 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Well, Well, Well!
"Autres tempf, aulres maeursf' Since
some erudite French philosopher first
put this obvious truth, "other times,
other customs," into words, the old
maxim has never missed Hre. And once
more, in the case of Fulton High School,
it has proven true.
How many of us about to graduate
the ancient customs and tradi-
tions which firmly bound the student
body of the old Fulton High School?
many recall the semi-reverence
which the under-classmen re-
garded that group, the cream of the
Student body, the Senior class?
Certainly one's memory must be short
to forget those old times, better to be
recalled than continued. School life
was an endless following of hide-bound
tradition. The conservative majority
would quickly turn " thumbs down" on
any radical idea. Those time-honored
walls, the ivy-covered masonry, the
sombre, brooding atmosphere of that
venerable pile was anything but con-
ducive to new ideas, new enterprises.
True, school spirit was not dead, but
it was dormant. Something had to
Something did happen. In the mid-
dle of the fall term, 1924, Fulton High
School shook off its age-old lethargy,
and stepped out and did things.
Storing her ancient traditions in the
place of their birth, the old building,
she moved bag and baggage into the
CCurtain to denote the passing of
two and one-half yearsj
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Well, well, well, the old school has
changed, and how!
The perpetual Senior is slowly be-
coming a thing of the past. No longer
do students remain in our halls for six
or eight years through love of the old
Alma Mater Qsarcasmj.
No longer does the Freshman tremble
when some upper-classman glances in
his direction. To be sure the old
reverence of Freshman for Senior has
not disappeared, and it never will. But
to a great extent it is much less
But one old-time custom has come
down to us from the days of the past.
That of applauding the Senior in
assemblies has justly survived. On the
whole, however, these remnants of a by-
gone day are extinct. And it is fitting
that they should be, for they do not
belong to the new and better Fulton
High School. In the words ofthe poet
"The old order changeth, giving place
to the new."
It is with pleasure that we see the
Freshmen and Sophomores attending
social functions which in the old days
were patronized almost exclusively by
the Juniors and Seniors. The Fresh-
man of today may be young, but in the
activity which began with the new
building, he quickly drops his grade-
school manners and becomes an integral
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 7
part of the new Fulton High School.
In the old school, when the school day
was over, the doors were locked and the
building abandoned for the night to
the mice. Today the High School is a
center of activity. On the stage we find
a Erst-class drama getting its finishing
touches. In the ofiice, the debaters are
busy with their briefs and arguments.
From the gym comes the sounds of the
athletes priming for a coming contest,
or on some occasions the pulsating
rhythm of a dance orchestra, for high
school dances are the most recent and
most successful of the innovations ot
the new era.
Do people protest that this increasing
activity will lower the standard of the
school? For an answer, we refer them
to the marks of the past two years, as
compared to those of four or live
In those days when school life moved
in a slow and measured tempo, there
might have been cause for such a protest,
but with the new building came that
new element-spirit, energy, call it
what you may--that seems to enable
people to do more and better things in
less time than before. Today, more
than ever before in the history of the
school, is the student body capable of
And so it is that we of the Senior class,
on the eve of our graduation, look back
with pleasure, but without regret, on
the old days. We are in the midsttof a
new era, and in the bustle and activity
of these days, the old times quickly
vanish into the dim past. With the
graduation of the next class, that of '28,
these things we have spoken of will be
no longer in a memory, but a tale
learned by hearsay. But let us not
forget, in the pride of our achievements,
that to those that came before us is due
the honor of establishing the high name
of Fulton High School. And re-
membering, let us not forget that to us,
and to those that come after, is the task
of upholding that name, a task that
may be accomplished by continuing in
that admirable and commendable spirit
in which the school moves at present,
the very essence of which is embodied in
the two words
-JAMES C. FANNIN,
DANIEL C. XNILLIAMS.
Miss Anna Kimber
Seldom has an institution been so
fortunate as Fulton High School in
retaining for such a long period a
teacher of Miss Kimber's ability and
A native of Fulton, Miss Kimber was
graduated from the Fulton High School
in the class of 1892. After teaching a
year in the Walradt Street School, she
entered Cornell University, later re-
turning to Fulton High School as a
teacher of mathematics.
During the twenty-three years of her
efiicient and loyal service, she has ever
been an inspiration to the students.
Because of her sympathetic under-
standing of student life and problems,
she has exercised an influence far-
reaching in its effect.
It is with deepest regret that we
relinquish Miss Kimber. We wish her
happiness and continued success in
whatever she may undertake in the
F SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
THE SENIOR CLASS
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 9
What They Did, and Where They're Going
Donald Bryant ......,...................... Colgate University
Thalian Clubg Glee Club
Wirt Barker ................... .... C ornell University
Science Clubg Glee Club
Bennie Barnard ..........,......................... Undecided
Footballg Block "FH Clubg Senior Basket Ball Teamg
Trackg Year Book Staff
lfthel Blackman ........................ Oswego Normal School
Thalian Clubg Glee Clubg " Dear Departedng "Christmas
Eunice Bodley ........................... Albany State College
Thalian Clubg Glee Clubg "Charm Schoolu
Catherine Brackett ......... .......,. H annibal Training Class
Richard Carver .................,........... Cornell University
Block "F" Clubg Vice-Pres., Science Clubg Footballg
Track Teamg Glee Clubg "Belle of Barcelonang Senior
Class Playg Progressive Clubg Senior Year Book Stall'
Marion Casey ............................ ....... U ndecided
Dorothy Chaffee ...... ......,... .... I-I a nnibal Training Class
Glee Clubg "Charm School"
Anna Coleman ............... .,.. S yracuse University
Mary Coleman ........ ......... L lndecided
Rubye Crowell ............................ Syracuse University
Thalian Clubg Glee Clubg Girls' Service Leagueg "Belle
of Barcelonang "The Rivals"g "Maker of Dreamsng
" Rosalieng Year Book Staff
Robert Culkin ..,.. ............................. I lnion College
Basket Ballg Baseballg " Charm Schoolng Block H FH Club
Dorothea Curtis ........................... Syracuse University
Glee Clubg Science Clubg Girls' Service Leagueg Year
Book Staffg "Belle of Barcelona"
Delos Distin ....................... .... L lndecided
" Dear Departed "
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Velma Dodge ......... .... A lbany Normal School
" Charm School "
James Fannin ................ ..................... D artmouth
Thalian Clubg Science Clubg Progressive Clubg "Belle of
Barcelona", Sec., jr. Progressive Clubg National Forensic
Leagueg Oneida'Fulton Debate, Glee Clubg Year Book
VVilliam Foster ................................. Union College
Pres., Student Council, Chairman of Chemistry 'Section
of Science Club, Glee Clubg Cheerleader, Thalian Clubg
"Belle of Barcelona", Progressive Club
Sarah Gibbons .......................,..., Syracuse University
Thalian Clubg "Charm School"
Edith Gibson ............................ Albany State College
Class Playg Year Book Staffg Senior Basket Ball Team,
" Charm School"
Marie Gorman ........................... Albany State College
Thalian Clubg Science Clubg "Happy Returns",
Catherine Goss .........,............... Oswego Normal School
Girgs' Service Leagueg Thalian Clubg "Her Primitive
Mary Griiiin ............................... Cornell University
Manager, Girls, Basket Ball Team, '26-'27g Science Clubg
Sec., Girls' Service League, Thalian Clubg "Happy
Returnsng Vice-Pres., Sophomore Class
Robert Guile ...................,...... St. Lawrence University
Glee Clubg Orchestra, "Belle of Barcelona", "Charm
Schoolng "Christmas Carol"
Francis Hartnett ..............,........... Harvard University
Thalian Clubg Year Book Staff, "Charm School"
Gertrude Haskins ............................,..... Undecided
Girls, Service Leagueg "Her Primitive Self"
Hazel Hollingsworth ................,...... Syracuse University
Vice-Pres., Senior Classg Vice-Pres., Girls' Glee Club,
Sec., Thalian Club, School Congressg Chairman of
Circus Committeeg Year Book Staff, Captain of Senior
Girls' Basket Ball Teamg "Belle of Barcelona"
Harry Howard ........,........... Central City Business School
Orchestra, "Charm School"
Virginia Hunter ................................ Elmira College
Pres., Thalian Club, Vice-Pres., Junior Classg Sec., Senior
Classg Basket Ball, Glee Clubg Class Playg "Belle of
Barcelonang "Charm School"
Catherine Hutchins ....................... Albany State College
Thalian Clubg "Her Primitive Selfng Valedictorian
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Glen Hopkins .... ..... .... ............ U n d ecided
Arba Jennings .................................. Union College
Thalian Clubg Science Clubg Glee Clubg Progressive
Clubg "Belle of Barcelona"
Frederick Kiel ................ .... U ndecided
Harriet Kitney ..... ................... U ndecided
Ellen Kurhela ......... . . .Baldwinsville Training Class
Marion Loomis ........ .... U ndecided
Michael Louise ......................................... Yale
Manager of Football Teamg "Charm School"g Senior
Hazel Martin ......... ............ U ndecided
Anna McGinnis ......................... St. Elizabeth's College
Sec., Science Clubg Thalian Clubg Glee Clubg Girls'
Service Leagueg Captain of Girls' Basket Ball Teamg
"Charm Schoolng " Belle of Barcelonang Year Book Staff
Catherine McSweeney ...................... Syracuse University
Science Clubg Thalian Clubg Glee Clubg Girls' Service
Leagueg "Charm School"
Erwin Menter ......................... University of Rochester
Science Clubg "Why The Chimes Rang"
Mary Elizabeth Menter .................. Oswego Normal School
Science Clubg Basket Ballg Glee Clubg "Charm School" 1
Jessie Merrick ......................... Oswego Normal School
Class Playg Transferred from Malone
Edward Morin ..................................... Wesleyan
Treas., Senior Classg Treas., Sophomore Classg Treas.,
Thalian Clubg Chairman of Physical Geography Section
Science Clubg Vice-Pres., Junior Progressive Clubg Glee
Clubg National Forensic Leagueg Oneida-Fulton Debateg
Newark-Fulton Debateg Progressive Clubg Captain of
Senior Basket Ball Teamg "Belle of Barcelonang Class
Playg "Charm School"g Year Book Staff
Ed Murphy .................. ............. .... U n decided
Footballg Senior Basket Ballg Track
Harry Nelligan ..... .....,......................... D artmouth
Footballg Sec., Progressive Club
Teresa O'Brien .................... .... S t. Elizabeth's College
Glee Clubg Year Book Staff
Clara O'Neill ........................... Oswego Normal School
Science Clubg Girls' Service Leagueg "Charm School"
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Michael Pasternack ................................ Undecided
"Charm School", Year Book Staffg Senior Basket Ball
Ed Quirk .................................... St. Bonaventure
Footballg Block "F" Clubg "Charm School"
Marie Quirk ................,........... Oswego Normal School
Girls' Service League, "Happy Returns"
Winifred Rowlee ......,.. .................... .... H o neymoon
Margaret Rude ................,................... Undecided
Glee Club, Thalian Clubg "Charm Schoolug Year Book
Stanley Scudder .........,......................... Undecided
"Belle of Barcelonaug Glee Clubg Double Quartette
Beardsley Sperry ............,............ New York University
Science Club, Junior Progressive Clubg Year Book Staff,
Senior Basket Ball
Margaret Stone .............. 4 ............. Syracuse University
Thalian Clubg Glee Clubg "The Rivals"
Marian Van Buren .........,............ Oswego Normal School
Science Club, Glee Clubg "Belle of Barcelona", "Happy
Roy Wallace .............. ..... C olgate University
Orchestra, Glee Club
Ruth Ward ................. . . .St. Elizabeth's College
Glee Clubg Class Play
Grace Wilcox ........... .....,....,...... . ,......... U ndecided
Thalian Clubg Science Clubg Girls' Basket Ball Teamg
Girls' Service League
Gaylord Whitaker ........................ Wesleyan University
Pres., Senior Classg Pres., Science Clubg Thalian Club,
National Forensic League, Oneida-Fulton Debate,
Newark-Fulton Debate, International Oratorical Contestg
"Belle of Barcelonang Glee Clubg Senior Basket Ball
Teamg Student Congressg Progressive Club
Daniel Williams ................... ............... N otre Dame
Champion, Oswego Co., Oratorical Contest, 1926-1927,
Champion Northern New York, 19274 Third place, New
York State, 19275 Editor of Senior Year Book, Senior
Class Playg Pres., Sophomore Class, Sec., Junior Classg
Pres., Junior Progressive Clubg Cheerleaderg Oneida-
Fulton Debate, Newark-Fulton Debate, "Belle of Bar-
celona"g Forensic Clubg Senior Basket Ball Teamg Stu-
dent Councilg Basket Ball Squad, 19265 lChairman of
Physics Department, Science Clubg Glee Club
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-IYULTON HIGH SCHOOL I3
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President ......... Gaylord Whitaker
Vice-President ...Hazel Hollingsworth
Secretary ........... Virginia Hunter
Treasurer ............ lidward Morin
The class organizations were held
latter than usual this year so no social
activities have taken place.
The girls interested in the senior
girl's basket hall team, however, had a
banquet after the interclass games had
been played. Money for this banquet
was raised by a candy sale held in Miss
june is the month when all the im-
portant senior activities will be held.
Commencement is set for june twenty-
second and Class night, Baccalaureate
sermon and the Class play are to be
held sometime before that date. The
play which is being directed by Miss
Wagner is "The Family Upstairsx' a
very recent Broadway success. The
Mr. Heller .... .... P ldward Morin
Mrs. Heller .... .... J essie Merrick
Annabelle .... ....... R uth Ward
Willie ......... . . .Daniel VVilliams
Charles Grant. . . . . .Richard Carver
Louise Heller .... . . .Virginia Hunter
Miss Calahan .......... Edith Gibson
Mrs. Grant .......... Grace L. VVilcox
-ANNA McG1NN1s, '2'7.
President ..... . . .Leonard Root
Vice-President .. .... Ruth Schafer
Secretary .............. Harold Sant
Treasurer ............. Kenneth Ure
I shall now relate to you the saga of
the class of '28, This is a remarkable
body of boys and girls who have
accomplished much in ways which have
heretofore lain untrodden. These were
the first freshmen to enter the new
Fulton High School.
Shortly after the organization of the
group, the school frolic was held in the
gym at which the Juniors took first
prize for having the largest percentage
of its number present. The prize was a
live-pound box ofmarshmallows and was
received by Carlton Ure in the absence
of Leonard Root. The pupils chose
orchid as their color.
The juniors have taken an active
part in athletics having both a boys'
and a girls' basket ball team. Dorothy
Bintz was chosen captain of the girls
while Harold Sant was named captain
of the boys. The boys won three
games and lost only one while the girls
did not enjoy such a good season. At
the close of the season, the girls' team
held a banquet in the Hotel Lewis, at
which all the players were present, as
well as members of the faculty who
made the party a complete success.
The Juniors have gained a name for
themselves by stepping forth and
winning the inter-class track meet. The
track men are: Hal Sant, Bud Parks,
The Juniors are now anxiously
awaiting their fate, that is, whether or
not they will pass their regents and
become Seniors. If they are exalted to
this high rank, they will spend the next
year working equally as hard so that
they may again be successful. Thus we
close a remarkable year, and we exhort
the Sophomore class to tread in our
illustrious footprints on the road to
fame. -HARRIE'I' CRAHAN, '28.
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Helen-"Did you see the conductor lookin
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at you as if you hadn t paid our fares?'
Eric-"Sure, and did you notice me lookin
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Mr. Strough-"1 have some very important
patpers here. Can you advise me concerning a
sa e place for them?"
Miss Wilson-"Sure, put them in the filing
cabinet. Nobody can find anything there."
I4 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
President ......... Edward Mehegan
Vice-President .......... John Kraus
Secretary ............ Helen O'Grady
Treasurer ............ Pauline Elliott
For two years the class of 1929 has
been participating in school affairs in
commendable fashion. Members of
the class have become loyal supporters
of all worth-while activities both ath-
letic and scholastic. Although the
Sophomore organization has not been
in action for a great length of time, it is
Both boys and girls have taken an
unusual interest in basket ball. They
were able to hold the opponents in good
fashion although the class did not win
the championship of either the boys or
girls. Baseball is next in the line of
athletics. This game has found loyal
supporters in the Sophomore class.
As usual the track meet was held for the
classes. The Juniors were able to
capture nearly all the honors. The
efficiency of the Sophomore is shown by
Erick de Bruyn taking the high jump.
Harold Hart defeated the other racers
in both one hundred and two-twenty
dashes. At the opening of the football
season many of Sophomore class men
showed their interests and became
efficient members of the squad. They
seem to have formed a spirit of good
sportsmanship and loyalty to the
The class has not attempted to
function socially. There has not been
any social activities held for the
Sophomore class alone, but for the
school as one, they had a big time
The accomplishments of Sophomores
should be a favorable example for
Freshmen of the Fulton High School to
follow next year.
-PAULINE ELLIOTT, '29.
F R O
President ............ Thomas Myers
Vice-President ..... Catherine Conley
Secretary ........, Esther Woodbury
Treasurer ...... ......,.. R obert Otis
We, the members of the Freshman
Class of 1927, entered high school last
September, being one of the largest
classes ever to enter the school. Like
all Freshmen Classes of course we had
to take our share of knocks from the
uptper classmen. But it was not long
be ore we became established and were
taking our part in the activities of the
The Hrst thing that the Freshmen
organized was the Junior Glee Club.
At the first meeting the following
officers were elected: President,
Maurice Batemang Vice-President, lda-
belle Story, Secretary, Catherine Con-
leyg and Treasurer, George Roy. In
January, new officers were elected:
Catherine Conley, President, and Vic-
torine Lewis, Treasurer. We sang in
assembly early in the spring and
showed the big Glee clubs that they
were not the only ones with voices.
When basket ball time came the
"freshies" were not to be outdone by
the other classes. A meeting was held
and the boys elected Melville Har-
graves, Captain. Mr. Bodley was
their advisor while Miss O'Neill was
the advisor for the girls. Esther
Woodbury was elected captain and she
led her team to victory five times out
The freshman girls' team held a party
in the gym in April. Three members of
the faculty were chaperones. Miss
Riley, Miss O'Neill and Miss Edmunds.
VVe Freshmen are very proud of the
numerous societies, we have formed
this year. Besides the Glee Club and
the basket ball teams are the junior
orchestra under the direction of Miss
Hoke and the Junior Science Club
which was instituted by Miss Otis,
teacher of biology. The first meeting
was held in Room 3. James Mason
was elected Presidentg Ted Freeman,
Vice-President, Esther Woodbury, Sec-
retary, and Margaret Keyes, Treasurer.
Considering how much we did this
year, it is safe to say that we will
accomplish even better things in the
years to follow.
-CATHEMNE CONLEY, '3O.
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 15
Two years ago there was organized in
Fulton High School a School Congress.
Though it is a comparatively new
ex eriment it has proved to be success-
fulri With the assistance of Mr.
Strough, a committee of students drew
up a plan of student government which
was then submitted to the school for
approval. With the opening of school
in the fall the members who are elected
carry on an everlasting patriotism for
the school. Each home room elects
oflicers, president and secretary, who
represents this room in the School
Congress. These groups meet and
prepare nominations for the school
oliicers. As a result of the general
election last fall these were elected:
President, VVilliam Foster, Vice-Presi-
dent, Harriet Crahan, Secretary,
The Student Organization has man-
aged successfully the financial plan of
the Athletic Department ofthe school.
Each week five cents is collected from
every student for the support of the
In return, for their five cents, free
tickets are issued every week of a game,
to students whose dues are paid to
Much credit is to be given this
organization for its splendid achieve-
ment of clearing its debts. The
ellicient services of Mary Coleman,
Geraldine Scott, Dorothy Bintz,
Katherine Joseph, Marion Casey and
Hazel Martin were of great help in
keeping the reports of each room in the
School Congress. Katherine Brackett
was Secretary of Finance but was
succeeded by Geraldine Scott, and Mary
Coleman is Secretary of Athletics.
Much credit is to be given to the
secretary of these departments for their
Another achievement of the School
Congress was the clarification of the
rules for the award of school insignia
and the adoption of the complete
system of such awards.
The School Oflicers and Members of
Congress are as follows:
President ............, William Foster
Vice-President ........ Harriet Crahan
Secretary ........... Mahlon Freeman
Secretary of Athletics. .Mary Coleman
Secretary of Finance ............
Katherine Brackett, Geraldine Scott
Members of Congress
Edward Morin, Hazel Hol-
Edward Parks, Margaret
Jennings, Len Root
Ted Freeman, Peter Moon,
Albert Reynolds, Mildred
Wayne Battreall, Naomi
Homer Jennings, Harold
15. James Chubb, Maxwell Lord
Katherine Brackett, Marion
Glenn Fry, John Koski
Leta Prime, Dorothy Bintz
W. Mehehan, E. Walsh
Room W. Zizzi, Robert Lee
Room Eddie Collins, V. Caldwell
Room Kennith Reed, Robert Otis
G. Vvhitaker, Robert Guile
Robert Colton, T. Jarvis
C. Herner, V. Johnson
Room 27. Harold Hart, G. Hornibrook
Constitution and By-Laws
of Student Organization
Fulton High School
The purpose of this Student Organization of
Fulton High School is: CID to offer opportuni-
ties for closer co-operation between faculty and
studentsg C25 to rovide opportunity for
student direction ol? student affairs, Q35 to
foster worthy school activitiesg C40 to provide
for the discussion of questions of interest to the
student bodyg Q55 to inspire each student with
a sense of responsibility to serve Fulton High
School to the best of his abilitv.
16 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Student Organization Officers
Mahlon Freeman, Harriet Crahan, VVilliam Foster
fab The School Congress shall be composed
of two representatives from each home room
having thirty-five or less students, and four
from each room having more than thirty-five
students regularly registered.
fbj The representatives shall be elected
during the first week of school and shall serve
until the close of the year unless they are dis-
qualified, are recalled, or resign, in each of which
cases the vacancy shall be filled immediately by
Ccj The representatives shall meet im-
mediately after the general election and
organize. A chairman pro tem, and secretary
shall be elected. The Congress shall then
proceed to nomination of the school officers,
and a committee of five appointed by the
chairman pro tem shall arrange for the election
and have charge of tabulating the ballots.
fdl Following the election, the School
President shall preside at all meetings of the
Congress or in his absence the vice-president
shall preside. The chairman pro tem shall
preside in the absence of both president and
Cel The first business of Congress shall he
the appointment of its committees. These
shall be appointed by the president, subject to
the approval of a two-thirds vote of Congress.
The standing committees shall be the following:
Athletics, Social, Dramatics, Music, Debating,
Cai The executive powers shall be vested in
the President and the Cabinet. The Cabinet
shall be composed of the three school ofiicers,
President, Vice-president, and Secretary, the
four class presidents and four class vice-presi-
dents, the Secretary of athletics and the
Secretary of finance.
'l'Hl'1 SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 17
Cal The Congress shall have the ower to
propose, discuss and approve bills or school laws
or the government of student activities.
Resolutions may be proposed at any regular or
special meeting. Before being adopted, the
resolution must be submitted to one of the
standing committees for investigation and
approval. After the committee's report, the
resolution may be put to vote. Each represent-
ative shall have one vote, a majority of those
Rresent being necessary for adoption. After
eing adopted it shall e signed y the chair-
man of the rules committee and the secretary of
Congress and passed to the president for his
approval. A bill vetoed by the president may
be put into effect by two-thirds vote of the
Congress. All laws must be approved by the
principal before becoming effective.
fbi The Congress may grant charters to
new clubs and organizations in the High School.
fel lt may declare any charter of any club
null and void if-
l. It does not live u to its constitution.
2. lt should interfere with the best
interest of the High School.
Cal The Cabinet shall have the power to
formulate plans for the school and recommend
them to the Congress. lt shall have the power
to enforce all acts of Congress. It shall have
the right to demand a re-election of members of
Congress upon complaint of the students of
the rooms which they represent if they think
the complaints are justified.
Cal Each representative shall be a member
of the room he represents, must be carrying his
work at a passing grade and be co-operative in
maintaining the discipline of the school. Any
representative who fails to qualif at any time
during the school year shall forfeit his office.
The principal shall report to the Congress and
the home room any such disqualification.
Sec. 2-Attendance of representatives at meet-
ingls of Congress shall be compulsory.
'he presentation by a representative of an
excuse signed by the principal shall be the only
exception of this rule. A representative who
shall twice be absent without such excuse shall
:automatically cause him to forfeit his office and
a new election shall be held.
Sec. l-lt shall be the duty of the President to
preside over all meetings of the Congress and
Sec. 2-lt shall be the duty of the Vice-
president to preside in the place of the President
In case of the President's absence and to assist
him as occasion arises.
Sec. 3-lt shall be the duties of the School
Secretary to write minutes of all Congress and
Cabinet meetings, to keep a list of members
and attend to all the correspondence.
Sec. 4-lt shall be the duty of the Secretary of
Finance to collect all money derived from var-
ious school activities and to keep records thereof.
Sec. 5-It shall be the duty of the Secretary of
Athletics to keep records received from the
home rooms of athletic dues.
Sec. 6-It shall be the duty of the four class
Presidents and Vice-presidents to represent the
interests of their respective classes.
Sec. 1-A majority of its membership shall
constitute a quorum for
business in the School
members may constitute
the transacting of
a quorum In the
Sec. 1-Regular meetings of the School Con-
gress shall be held on the first Tuesday of each
month of the school year.
Sec. 2-Special meetings may be called by the
President at any time.
Sec. 1-The order of business shall be:
Cal Roll call.
fbi Reading of minutes of last meeting.
Report of President.
Report of Treasurer.
fel Reports of standing committees.
Cfj Reports of special committees.
Sec. 2-Robert's Rule of Order shall be used to
decide questions of order.
Sec. 1-Representatives elected to the school
offices or the Cabinet must resign as rep-
Sec. l-lf the occasion demand it, or if the
Constitution does not provide sufiicient power
for the Congress to act capably, amendments
may be added by three-fourths vote of the
Congress and confirmed by a majority of the
Cabinet, providing such amendment be pro-
posed and adopted by a majority vote at a
regular meeting of the Congress and given
gublicity in all ome rooms prior to final action
y the Congress and the Cabinet.
Rules for the Award of Fulton
High School Insignia
1. Football, basket ball, baseball and
track: a green block "F" 8" by 4"
Cal A cheer leader who has served
one full year shall be eligible for the
block " F."
fbi For each letter earned, a stripe
shall be given, green M" wide, worn on
the left sleeve.
Ccj Cross country shall be classed
with track. To earn the letter, a man
must place among the first five. In
track a man must earn a point to win
2. Second team in football: green 4"
block " F" on red oval background.
18 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
3. Second team in basket ball: green
4" block "F" on red circular back-
4. Class teams in baseball, basket
ball, football or track: class numerals
in green 4" in height.
5. Interscholastic debate and public
speaking: a green script "F" 6" in
6. Boys' service award: red diamond
6" by 4" with green sFu.
1. Girls' school basket ball team:
a red block "Y" 7" by 3M" by l".
2. Girls' cham ion interclass team in
any sport: a red block " F" 6" by 3M"
3. Girls' volley ball team: 6" red
block "F" between 3" "V" and 3"
"B," also in red.
4. Girls' class teams: 4" numerals in
5. Girls' service award: red "F"
between an "S" and an "L," also in
red on a circular background of green
4" in diameter.
BOYS AND GIRLS
5. High scholarship: Old English
"F" on a pin, either bronze, silver or
6. Student insignia worn by any
student: red "F. H. S." on oval green
background. This is the only insigne
or letter that can be worn by any student.
All others can be worn only by student
to whom they have been awarded.
Throughout the year many very in-
teresting men have entertained the
student body. Frederick Snyder of New
York City told of his experiences as a
newspaper correspondent. J. Adam
Puffer of Boston gave an interesting
talk on his encounters with students in
schools of the principal cities of the
country. R. P. Anderson, deputy
regional executive of the Boy Scouts of
America, outlined the work of that
organization. Dr. Melchoir, of the
faculty of Syracuse University, gave an
address entitled "Let's Go." This was
declared by all to be one of the finest
speeches heard during the year. Mr.
John Distin from the G. A. R. gave an
interesting account of the old Civil
The Orthophonic Victrola, loaned to
the High School by J. R. Sullivan,
furnished the entertainment for several
"get-togethersf' Other musical pro-
grams were presented from time to
time by the orchestras from Phillips
Street School and Fairgrieve Junior
Pep Meetings were held frequently
throughout the year previous to foot-
ball and basket ball games. These
meetings were successfully conducted
by Bill Foster, Dan Williams and
Hazel Hollingsworth. Everyone who
heard the cheers declared them to be
the best in the history of Fulton High
I Cheer! Cheer!
Cheer, cheer, here we are again,
To cheer with all our might.
Cheer, cheer, here we are again,
To cheer for the Red and Green-
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Fultonian colors we'll defend,
Fulton victorious to the end,
We'll hear the echo of our cheer,
Oh-here wel are,oh,here we are again!
II Cheerfor Old Fulton
Cheer for old Fulton,Fulton must wing
Fight to the finish, never give in-
Rah, Rah, Rah.
You do your best, boys, we'll do the
Fight for the victory.
III Spell Fulton
First "F" for our future that we
build by the deeds we dog
The "U" stands for union, and
"L" for our loyalty so true,
There's " T" for our triumph,with the
Green and the Red e'er on high:
And the "O" and the "N" for
March on! Ne'er give in!
Spell victory for Fulton High!
IV Fight Away
Fight away, Fight away!
Though it be on field or platform-
All around the dear old Fulton High
We'll all stand together and Fight,
Fight, Fight away!
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-IfUl.'I'ON HIGH SCHOOL 19
Back Row: Williams, Fannin, Prawda, Whitaker, Foster, Jennings, Carver, Wilcox, Curtis
Second Row: Barker, Griffin, McGinnis, Hunter, Hollingsworth, Morin, Crowell, Taylor
Front Row: McSweeney, Nettle, Gorman, O'Neill, Bodley, Stone, Blackman, Goss, Rude
The Thalian Club of Fulton High
School is an organization, whose aim is to
promote public speakin 1 and dramatics.
The qualifications or membership
are of a purely scholastic nature. The
candidate must have had an average of
85'X, in oral English the previous term.
There are thirty active members and
seventy-five alumni and honorary
The present ollicers of the club are:
President .,.......... Virginia Hunter
Vice-President ......,., A nna McGinnis
Treasurer ............. Edward Morin
Secretary ........ Hazel Hollingsworth
Alumni Secretary ...... Sarah Gibbons
Regular meetings are held once every
three weeks in the high school. Various
programs along dramatic and literary
lines are presented bv the members.
The work of the club has been some-
what broken up by the loss of its
faculty advisor, Miss Ethel Austin, who
resigned her position as head of the
dramatic work of the hi h school.
Nevertheless with the aid ofgMiss Lois
Wagner the active members have
worked together and made this a suc-
The club had many social activities.
Although the motive of the Thalian
Club is primarily the promotion of
dramatics and public speaking, yet
much social life has been enjoyed. A
Halloween party and banquet were
held in the school gymnasium. The
annual picnic and banquet are soon to
be held and it is anticipated that they
will be as successful as they were last
year. -SARAH GIBBONS, '27.
'20 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Back Row: Prawda, Root, Foster, Jennings, Fannin, Short, Wilcox, Kenney, Strough
Third Row: Sperry, Barker, VVood, Whitaker, Van Buren, Crowell, Morin
Second Row: McSweeney, Grifiin, O'Brien, Nettle, Gorman,'O'Neill, Brannan,
First Row: Williams, Curtis, Menter, McGinnis, Ward, O'Brien, Carver, Garrett
The Fulton High School Science
Club was organized on October 21,
1926. The avowed object was the
increase and dissemination of scientific
knowledge. The membership was
limited to those who are taking or have
passed one of the physical sciences.
The following ofiicers were elected:
President .......... Gaylord Whitaker
Vice-President ........ Richard Carver
Treasurer ......,... Theodore Prawda
Secretary ....... .... i Anna McGinnis
Reporter .............. Bertram Mills
Faculty Advisor ...... Mr. C. VVood
Physics ......... ..... D aniel Williams
John Purrington succeeded by
Physical Geography .... Edward Morin
There were forty-three charter mem-
bers. The membership has been in-
creased by other individuals who
became members after taking the oath
and receiving the spark of scientific
Honorary members consisting of Mr.
Bodley, Mr. Strough and Mr. Taylor
were elected and became members of
the club without the ordeal of initiation
or due extraction.
The first regular meeting was held in
Room 30 on November llth. At this
meeting, a diving submarine con-
structed by Albert Ives was demon-
strated. Erwin Menter exhibited a
model artesian well. Grace Wilcox,
Ruth Kenny and VVirt Barker took
water apart and put it together again.
The December meeting consisted of
scientific motion pictures furnished by
the General Electric Company. At
this time there were talks by several of
At the February meeting, Mr. D. C.
Pattello, of the Arrowhead Mills, gave
an illustrated lecture on the scientific
phases of paper-making. The exhibits
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 21
were furnished by the various manu-
facturers ofthe city. Mr. C. J. Wood's
recent play entitled "A Trip To the
Moon" was also presented. It was
very good. Although it was very
fantastic, it was thoroughly enjoyed by
the audience. The Cast consisted of:
Alice Stewart, Beardsley Sperry, and
The March meeting consisted of a
series of scientific motion pictures
which were shown in the auditorium of
the high school. The proceeds were
presented to the school athletic fund.
In A ril, the Fulton Club was the
guest ofpthe Oswego High Science Club,
at a joint meeting at which they were
addressed by Dr. Baker of the Chemical
Department of Syracuse University.
On June lst the members of the Oswego
Club were the guests of the Fultonians.
To do one better the fine time that the
Oswegonians showed us, we presented
on our program Mr. W. C. Lodge,
Chemical Engineer of the Oswe o Falls
Corp. and Mr. Pattello, Ciemical
Engineer of the Arrowhead Mills. They
gave illustrated lectures on the aper-
making industry, which were olpgreat
interest to the large audience which
attended. Refreshments were served
later in the evening, after which the
Oswego Club Departed, but not before
voting our Science Club " The Prince of
Entertainers." judging by the first
year's success, the Science Club has a
-B. MILLS, '28.
Junior Science Club
The very latest things in school
organizations, the Junior Science Club
was organized in the Spring of this year,
for the purpose of furthering interest in
Nature. The study of birds and flowers
form the greater part of the activities
of the Club, although any matter of
scientific interest may be brought up
for discussion by the members. The
aims of the Junior Science Club are very
much like those of the Science Club.
lt helped its big brother in selling
tickets for the Movie Benefit and on
many other occasions was of great aid.
Fifty students are already on the roll of
this worthy organization.
Mr. Bodley was the principal speaker
at the most interesting meeting of the
year. His talk on our native birds was
enjoyed by all present. VVith two such
capable leaders as Mr. Bodley and Miss
Otis there is no doubt as to the success-
ful future of this Club.
The ofiicers are:
President .............. James Mason
Vice-President ....... Teddy Freeman
Secretary .......... Esther Woodbury
Treasurer ............ Margaret Keys
Meetings are held every two weeks in
the Science Room of the High School.
All members of Biology classes are
eligible to join.
At the close of school one Friday
afternoon of sunny May, the members
of the Newark-Fulton debate team
accompanied by Coach Bodley set out
for Newark, where we were to prove to
the inhabitants of the metropolis that
"Chemical Warfare Should be Abol-
ished." Our departure, however, did
not take place without considerable
delay made necessary by a last minute
attempt of colleague Morin's to locate a
missing head-gear, which was later
found to be in the car.
Finally after a dashing journey in our
Bodley piloted sedan we arrived at
Newark, where we straightway headed
for the Newark Coffee Shoppe. After
lunching more or less heartily, we began
to stroll down Main Street, that we
might become better acquainted with
the town. Soon we were overtaken by
an individual, who upon Ending out
that we were the Fulton debaters
informed us that he was the reception
Thence we proceeded to the Perkins
School which was to be the scene of the
conflict. The remainder of the recess
time was spent by a tour of the school
grounds, and by informing a gullable
Newark student of our noteworthy
oratorical reputation, the greater part
22 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Morin, O'Grady, Bodley, Williams, Fannin, VVhitaker, Strough
of which was slightly exaggerated.
The hour ofjudgment was then upon
us, and we boldly entered the audi-
torium, where we were introduced to
the chairman and our worthy op-
ponents. Thereupon, we seated our-
selves at a long table with a pitcher of
water upon it which tasted as if it had
been doped by our opponents. The
curtain was drawn apart and we were
subjected to the glares of the multitude.
Jack O'Grady was first to make his
way to the platform. Jack conducted
himself in a laudable manner creating
an atmosphere favoring the prohibition
of chemical warfare, which the negative
was unable to break down throughout
Thus the way was paved for me and I
continued to build up our case.
Next Morin took up the argument
and was forceful enough to arouse the
indignation of the negative to such a
degree that they made an attempt to
confuse him by asking that they be
allowed to question him. Their request
was granted, and Ed, after suliiciently
squelching them, continued with his
argument stronger than ever.
It must be admitted that the nega-
tive had several arguments which
seemed good as they presented them in
an attractive manner. Williams as
rebuttal blew these arguments to
fragments, and even went so far as to
make our opponents feel almost sorry
that they presented themselves. Dan
championed the cause in a manner
which showed to advantage the ex-
perience and training he has had in the
National Oratorical Contest.
Then came the moment of greatest
suspense, while the judges were ren-
dering their decision. As usual the
result was 3 and 0, favoring F. H. S.
It sure was a happy bunch that
returned to good old Fulton that night,
the stillness being broken only by the
purr of the motor and sleepy remarks
from the rear seat as to the roughness of
For the past three years Fulton High
School has entered its representatives
1n the International Oratorical Contest.
THIS SENIOR YEAR BOOK
-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 23
Three years ago Homer Osborn won
first place in the Oswego County Con-
test held at Oswego. l.ast year
Fulton High sent forth two competitors
to the County competition. On this
occasion F. H. S. captured both first
and third places. Daniel Williams,
winner of first place in this contest, then
went to YVatertown where he won
second place in the District Contest.
It is clear that our record last year was
a vast improvement over the year
A still greater improvement was
evident this year. joseph Simonds and
Daniel Williams were sent as our
representatives to the County Contest
at Mexico. Williams again emerged
victorious by a unanimous vote. Thus
he earned the right to enter the District
Contest at Watertown again this year.
This time Dan set out with a firm
resolution to overthrow his last year's
record, which itselfwas an enviable one.
He did it, bringing back to Fulton High
not only the honor of his being District
Champion, but also fifty dollars as a
personal reward for his efforts. This
money will be given to Dan at Com-
But, this is not all. lYilliams by
virtue of his IYatertown victory earned
the right to compete in the state finals
at Albany. Here Dan did not gain
first place, but out of nine contestants
awarded third place. This is,
indeed, a distinct honor to Dan, as
well as to Fulton High School, as we
have in our midst not only the County
Champion and the District Champion,
but the third l'est high school student
Urzltwt' of New York, the lfmpire State.
. Q Girls' Glee Club
Back Row: Carrier, I an Buren, Holmes, Bodley, Dunham, Chrislield, Walters, Taylor,
Summerville, Stone, Kenney, Blackman, Menter, Harding, Baker, jones,
Front Row: Parker, Curtis, McCarthy, Brannan, McGinnis, O'Grady, I.. McCarthy,
Allen, Garrett, Bailey, Stevens
Girls' Glee Club
The opening of the fall term of l92l
found the girls of the Fulton High
School highly enthusiastic over the
formation of a Glee Club. Miss
Monica Brown, who was then head of
the music department, promptly re-
sponded to their call and in little time
had an organization well under way.
As the years have passed since that
memorable day the Girls' Glee Club
has progressed in every way possible.
Miss Meryl I-Ioke, supervisor of
music in Fulton High School, has been
enthusiastic in her work with the
24 THE SENIOR YEAR BOO
K-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Girls' Glee Club during the past year.
The Club was called together at the
beginning of the fall term for the
purpose of electing oi1"'icers for the year
and the following were chosen:
President .......... Madalyn O'Brien
Vice-President .... Hazel Hollingsworth
Secretary ............ Norma Stevens
Treasurer ......... Margaret Jennings
A new venture in school activities in
the student body of our high school was
started this fall by Miss Hoke in the
formation of a Freshmen Girls' Glee
Club. This organization is composed
entirely of freshmen who have enjoyed
their musical work under the leadership
of Miss Hoke.
A Christmas Cantata, " Child jesus,"
by Joseph Clokey and Hazel Kirk,
was given in the high school auditorium,
December 22, 1926. A Band Concert
was held at the high school, February
28, 1927. The Girls' Glee Club sang
"Gypsy Trail" by G. VVarhurst, and
"WVill-o-the-Wisp" by I. B. VVilson,. as
their share in this musical program.
A banquet of the combined Girls' and
Boys' Glee Clubs and the Fulton High
School Orchestra was held in the school
cafeteria May 25, 1927, at seven o'clock.
Following the banquet, Edward Park
acted as toastmaster and called for
talks from Madalyn O'Brien, Helen
O'Grady, Mahlon Freeman, and Roy
Wallace of the organizations, Principal
L. H. Strough, and Miss Meryl Hoke.
The one-act comedy "Rosalie" was
presented, with Rubye Crowell taking
the part of Rosalie, Allen Hazelwood
as Mr. Bol and Hazel Martin as Mrs.
Bol. A vocal duet was sung by
Andrew Lowden and Katherine Hillickg
and the monologue "Sparkin" was
given by Margaret Taylor. A banquet
was the final activity of a most success-
Boys' Glee Club
One of the most important musical
organizations of the Fulton High
School has been the " Boys' Glee Club,"
with Edward fBudj Parks as its
Probably the most important event
of the Boys' Glee Club this term was
the "Christmas Cantata," when they
combined with the Girls' Glee Club to
present this elaborate program. This
came on December 19th.
The Boys' Glee Club also sang on the
night of February 28th when the
Citizens Band and the High School
Orchestra gave a concert. The numbers
played were "Anvil Chorus" by Verdi
and "Old Folks at Home" by Foster.
Besides the numerous public func-
tions in which the Boys' Glee Club has
participated, it has furnished music for
numerous assemblies of the student
body and has been very successful.
One of the most valuable assets to
the Fulton High School this year has
been its orchestra, under the direction
of Miss Hoke. Besides playing for an
assembly and ordinary school functions,
it has come to the front in a number of
the functions of the community.
On December 19th, a "Christmas
Cantata" was given by the Boys' and
Girls' Glee Clubs combined, which was
assisted by the 'High School Orchestra.
The affair was enlivened and given a
bit more color by the numbers played
before the curtain arose and after it fell.
Another important event was the
musical program presented by the
Fulton Citizens Band on February 28th
when a number of selections were
rendered by the orchestra before the
program of the band for the evening
was begun. This emphasized the fact
that the affair was a high school
function. It was well supported by
the public and the proceeds benefited
the Athletic Association.
The most important event at which
the High School Orchestra went over
big, was an entertainment given by the
Daughters of Veterans at Grange Hall
on April 22d. The services of the
orchestra were donated and a vote of
thanks was received from the com-
mittee in charge a few days after,
showing their appreciation.
On the 23d of April, a short entertain-
ment was given by the Science Club,
for the benefit of the Athletic Associa-
tion, at which the orchestra played a
THE SENIOR YI-ZAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL '25
Boys' Glee Club
Back Row: Freeman, Terpening, Park, Foster, Jennings, Darling
lfront Row: Barker, Freeman, Clark, Hazelwood
few selections. This also was well
supported, not only hy the high school
hut hy the public as well, and the music
was an important factor in making the
program a success.
On May 9th, came the American
Legion Minstrels at the Quirk Theatre.
Here the High School Orchestra played
two selections for which much applause
was received. One of the selections
included a trumpet solo which was
played by Charles Lamphere who was
playing in the absence of Bud Parks,
the orchestra's first cornetist. Bud is
not only a very good trum eter but also
an excellent " End-man " fbr a minstrel.
The High School Orchestra will also
do its hit at the Commencement
Exercises on the 22d of June, the last
high school function of the year and also
when the Senior Class Play is presented.
First violin-Kenneth Terpening,
Kenneth Read, James Gallagher, Esther
Shattuck, Andrew Lowden, Dominic
Second violin-Roy VVallace, Mar-
jorie Harding, Elizabeth Holmes, Mar-
Saxophone-Jack Storms, Harry
Cornet-Fd Park, George VVellwood.
Cello-Priscilla Howe, Esther Vllood-
Girls' Service League
At the first meeting of the Girls'
Service League in September, the
following officers were elected:
President .............. Ruth Schafer
Vice-President. .Catherine McSweeney
Secretary .......,....... Mary Griffin
Treasurer .............. Alice Stewart
At an informal party held in the high
school gymnasium several new members
Prior to the Oswego-Fulton football
game, the organization presented to the
school a red felt banner, four feet by
six feet, with green school initials upon
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Girls' Service League
Back Row: Chubb, Harding, Summerville, Holmes, Sholtz, McGinnis, Crowell,
D. Curtis, Edmunds, Tilden
Second Row: Brannan, Krogmann, Stewart, Griffin, Schafer, McSweeney, O'Grady,
Front Row: Steinberg, H. Curtis, Elliott, Crahan, Bintz, Loveless
Back Row: Fannin, Holmes, H. Curtis, Preston, Edmunds, Krogmann, Forsythe,
Second Row: Black, Hawthorne, Shattuck, Stevens, Conley, C. Hillick, Harding,
V. Hillick, Bintz
Front Row: Prime, Lewis, Gwynne, Howe, Kane, Bodley
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 27
it. The gift was given at an assembly
when Oswego High School was repre-
The Girls' League prepared and
served, with the aid of our faculty
advisors, Miss Edmunds and Miss
Harding, the Block "F" Banquet for
During the basket ball season the
girls sold candy at the home games.
VVhen tickets were to be sold for
entertainments, the league was called
upon to assist.
The supper given to the Girls'
Basket Ball Team of Oswego was
served by the organization.
The work this year has sur assed
that of the first year the Club was
organized and it is hoped that the Club
will continue to be of service.
The Girl Scouts
The Girl Scouts, a new organization
of the high school, is proving a success.
The chief ofiicers are two of the
teachers: Miss Edmunds, Captain,
and Miss Preston, Lieutenant. The
other officers are: Priscilla Howe,
Secretary, janet Forsythe, Cheer
Leader, Marjorie Harding, Song Leader,
and Virginia Hillick, Color Bearer. The
scouts are divided into troops with a
leader at the head of each: Norma
Stevens, Patrol Leader of troop one,
Catherine Conley, Patrol Leader of
troop two, and Esther Shattuck,
Patrol Leader of troop three.
Eighteen girls have passed the Ten-
derfoot test which includes interesting
hikes and picnics besides the more
practical work. The Second Class test
as already been started and is showing
rapid pro ress. New members are being
con tinualiy received and the girls seem to
like the work. Each member has received
some special benefit from the tests.
Block "F" Club
When school ends in June it will
mark the close of the second successful
year of the Block "F" Club. This
club was organized through the efforts
of Coachjim Freeman for the urpose of
bringing the athletes of Fulion High
School closer together, and encouraging
more boys to take the athletic oppor-
tunities which the school offers. A
great improvement has been noticed in
these res ects. The teams have shown
more figliting spirit, and the fellows
have worked smoother together. Since
its organization, the club has inspired
more boys to turn out for the teams.
In all sports the squads 'reporting
have tripled those in the days before
the club. At the Oswego game, Fulton
had forty-four players in uniform,
which is a credit to any High School.
At the first meeting last fall, the
election of oliicers was held with the
result that Pete Allen was elected
President, Hal Hart, Vice-President,
Jimmy Dougan, Secretary, and Hal
Sant, Treasurer. During the year, the
club has staged dances, boxing and
wrestling meets of the Syracuse Uni-
versity teams, and movie benefits, as
well as lending a hand in the School
Circus. Many new men became eligible
for membership this year and they will
receive their Block "F" sweaters next
The Football Banquet was held in the
cafeteria with Wes. Allen as chairman.
The entire football s uad was present
to hear the result off the election of
next year's captain. After the dinner,
in which johnny Muscalino bested
Lige Lake in the Marathon Eating
Contest by a single helping of sweet
potatoes, Harold Hart was announced
the newly elected captain. Speeches by
Pete Kraus and Dobie Freeman fol-
lowed, after which Foster and VVilliams,
the cheer leaders, led cheers for the
individual members of the squad, for
Jimmie Dougan, last year's captain,
for Harold Hart, leader of the '27 team,
and for the retiring coach, Dobie
ill 3 ak
Myers-"Did you miss me while I was
Hunter-"Were 'ou gone?"
lil li Ili
Williams-"My ancestors came over on the
Morin-"It's lucky they did. The immi-
grntion laws are a little stricter now."
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Wearers of the Block "F"
Football Letter Men
Name Position Years Played Class
Barnard, CBennyj End '26 Senior
Nettleton, CArtj End '26 Senior
Reichel, CFredj Tackle '25, '26 Junior
Quirk, CEdj Tackle '26 Senior
Parks, fBudJ Tackle '24, '25, '26 Junior
Freeman, CMonkJ Guard '26 Sophomore
Mehegan, QBillJ Guard '26 Junior
Hart, CWing-footj Quarterback '26, CCapt. Electj '27 Sophomore
Clark, CJohnnyj Halfback '26 Sophomore
Zizzi, fBillJ Halfback '26 Sophomore
Coleman, QJackJ Halfback '26 Junior
Chubb, fJimJ Halfback '26 Sophomore
Dougan, tJimj Fullback '25, '26 fCapt.J Sophomore
P. Kraus, CAD Center '23,'24,CCapt.J '25,'26 Junior
Storms, fJackJ End '26 Junior
De Bruyn, CEricj End '26 Sophomore
Holt, CBillj Halfback '26 Freshman
Basket Ball Letter Men
Name Position Years Played Class
Hart, CWing-footb Guard '26 Sophomore
Culkin, CBobJ Forward '26 Senior
Dougan, QJimJ Center, Guard '25, '26 Sophomore
P. Kraus, QAIJ Guard '23, '25, '26 Junior
De Bruyn, CEricD Center '26 Sophomore
Ure, CKenJ Forward '26 Junior
Herner, CDollyJ Forward '26 Junior
Coleman, CJackj Forward '26 Junior
Storms, CJackJ Forward '26 Junior
Lee, QBobJ Center '26 Freshman
Holt, CBillJ Guard '26 Sophomore
J. Kraus, CJohnnyJ Center, Guard '24, '25 CCapt.J,
Forward '26 CCapt.j Sophomore
Baseball Letter Men
Name Position Years Played Class
P. Kraus C. '24, '25, '26 CCapt.J, '27 Junior
Dougan L. F. '26, '27 Sophomore
Herner S. S. '26, '27 CCapt.j Junior
Hart 2 B. '26, '27 Sophomore
Ure 2 B. '26, '27 Junior
Culkin C. F. '26, '27 Senior
Holt 3 B. '26, '27 Sophomore
Arnold 3 B. '26, '27 Sophomore
Stuber R. F. '27 Junior
Farnum P. '27 Junior
Chubb 1 B. '27 Sophomore
Ketchum P. '27 Junior
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Cheering at F. H. S.
1927 was the greatest year in the
history of the school, as far as cheering
is concerned. Year after year, our
athletes fought for the honor of the
school with no encouragement, no cheer-
ing. At the annual Oswego game,Fulton
did manage to make a little noise, but
the long yells of the Oswegonians, with
" the greatest cheering section in Central
But this year, the worm turned. At
the annual struggle with Oswego,
Fulton stepped out and did things.
Fulton started affairs by booming out
the first cheer "The Spell out Fulton."
Oswego hit right back with the "Spell
out Oswego." In former years, that
first volley from the Starch city would
be enough to wilt the courage of the
cohorts of Fulton for the rest of the
game. But not so this year. Fulton
By the untiring efforts and assistance
of Coach Freeman, athletics of Fulton
High School have been dragged from
the mire to a field of glory. A few years
ago the teams of the school were com-
posed of seniors. With the passing of
each class to the outside world, from
where were the next teams coming?
Possibly some seniors would be out for
sports. Those who came out were very
few and untrained. "Dobie" has
remedied this condition.
Under his influence the underclass-
had her spirit up, and promptly pro-
ceeded to go mad. Bill Foster and
Dan Williams, dressed like a circus
parade, tied themselves into a thousand
knots and then proceeded to untie them,
and sent the "F-U-Fight" booming
across the field. For the first time in
the history of the school, a Fulton yell
hit the Blue and White square in the
face. Never before had Fulton really
got "fighting mad."
And all through long and trying
basket ball season, the spirit of F. H. S.
never dropped. At every game Hazel
Hollingsworth lead the songs, and
Foster and Williams kept the cheering
sections in an almost continual round
of yells. The time has arrived when
the expression " You cheer like Fulton"
is no longer one of sarcasm, but one of
the highest praise.
men have come out for sports. By his
talks to the boys in assembly at the
beginning of each season of sport, he
has inspired an eager feeling in every
boy to go out for the best that is in him.
The fellows who go out for sports
usually stick throughout the entire
season. Most of the men play in the
games enough quarters or innings to
earn a block UF."
"Dobie" is a graduate of Cornell
University and was a student of the
University of Rochester for two years.
He has been a student for three
summers at Notre Dame under Knute
Rockne. Surely he knows "His Stuff."
But best of all "Dobie" is one of the
squarest and best coaches that a high
school could desire. James A. Freeman
is to be head coach of football and
assistant coach of basket ball and base-
ball at Albany High School.
Good luck on your new expedition,
" Dobie." Though loath to lose a loyal
friend and inspiring leader, we send
with you our best wishes for continued
success in your new field of labor.
30 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
W. Mehegan, Reichel, Quirk
Freeman, Chalone, Crahan, J. Kraus, Difiin, De Bruyn, Foster, Chubb,
Second Row: Louise, Goss, Freeman, E. Mehegan, Holt, Coleman, Park, Storms, Hart
Hillick, Zizzi, Muscalino, Volgelgsang, Welch, Dougan, Nettleton, Barnard
The 1926 football season marked
coach Freeman's sixth year as director
of athletics at Fulton. This period of
six years has seen Fulton represented by
some of the strongest teams in the
history of the school. Wle regret that
Coach Freeman will not be with us next
At the opening of the season Coach
Freeman was faced with the problem of
molding a team out of new material.
There were but three regulars left from
last year and prospects for a successful
season looked doubtful. However, with
Dougan, P. Kraus and Parks as a
background a team was developed that
could be favorably compared to any
team in this section of the state.
Although defeated in the first two
games, the team put forth a winning
brand of football for the rest of the
Fulton pried off the lid of the 1926
season by lining up against the Utica
Free Academy team on the Recreation
Park gridiron. The field was in bad
condition due to recent rains, and our
fleet backfield was greatly hindered. All
those who witnessed this game realized
that Fulton's downfall was due not so
much to the inferiority of her playing as
to poor kicking. The final score was
19-O in favor of Utica.
Syracuse North High
On October 9th Fulton played its
second game meeting North High
School of Syracuse. The final score of
20-6 in favor of North should not be
used to judge the playing ability of the
Fulton team as statistics gathered after
the game show that our team gained
nearly twice as much yardage as our
opponents. North secured her three
touchdowns on bad kicks inside the
20-yard line. Kraus and Clark played
good games for the locals.
Canastota came to Fulton on October
16th with a heavy well-coached team
fully expecting to repeat its 1925
victory. For the entire period of play
both teams battled to put across a
touchdown but without success. Reichel
and Quirk starred for Fulton on the line
while the line plunges and end runs of
Dougan and Chubb would have caused
Red Grange or Eddy Tryon to turn
green with envy.
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 31
On October 23d Fulton faced the
heavy Adams team on the local
gridiron. The big green team showed
considerable improvement in this ame
with a stronger attack. Adams failed
to pierce our stone wall defense and
also failed to resist the onslaughts of
our four horsemen. Dougan, Coleman
and Chubb played their usual good
games while Clark's end runs brought
the spectators to their feet time and
Saturday, October 30th, brought the
Mynderse Academy team of Seneca
Falls to Fulton. This game was
played in a sea of mud and several
colds developed as a result. Mynderse
was not able to enetrate Fulton's
perfected defense wffile our own attack
was irresistible and netted us eight
touchdowns. Nettleton and Hart were
the heroes of this game. A fifty-yard
run by Hart was one of the features of
On October 6th Fulton traveled to
Oswego for their annual game. For
two hours before the game there was a
continual stream of automobiles,
Oswego bound, carrying the loyal
supporters of the Red and Green team
to the scene of battle. The day was
ideal for football but the playing field
was not in the best of condition.
The game started with Dougan
kicking ofif to Oswego. Oswego at-
tempted several line plays without
much success and returned the ball to
our territory via the air route. The
Green team started then and there to
make a touchdown or die in the
attempt. Their attempt was nearly
successful as they rushed the ball to
Oswego's five-yard line. Here, on an
off-tackle play the ball was fumbled and
Fulton lost her chance to score. About
this time Kraus was injured and had to
be taken from the game.
In the second half two more of
Fulton's best men, Park and Mehegan,
were injured and Coach Freeman was
forced to remove them from the game.
After the removal of these players
Oswego managed to penetrate our
weakened line and scored a touchdown.
The game ended 6-0 against the Red
and Green. Hart's work won much
a plause from fans of both sides.
Npettleton, Chubb and Dougan played
Arthur CArtJ Nettleton started the
season at end but his ability as a ball
carrier soon caused him to be shifted to
backfield. Art was a constant menace
to the opponentspgoal. John Uohnniel
Clark developed into one of the
fleetest halfbacks on the Red and Green.
His dashing end runs ke t the spectators
on their toes during tlie entire game.
William CBillJ Zizzi is developing into
a great half back. He will, in all rob-
ability, be one of the mainstays ofpnext
year. john CSteveJ Storms played
both guard and end. He was always at
the right spot at the right time.
Steve will be with us when the next
season rolls around. Paul CPeteD
Kraus was a bulwark on defense and
the keystone man on offense. Pete is
one of the best centers developed at
Fulton in recent years. Benny Barnard,
after suffering an injury the first of the
season, developed into one of the best
defensive ends Fulton High has boasted
of in years. Fred Reichel came through
at tackle as expected and conse uentl '
very little ground was gained dirough
his territory. Fred will be with us again
next year. Mahlon CMonkj Freeman
was the handy man of the hour being
placed in a guard position at critical
points of the game. This marked
Monk's first season and he has two
more years in which to help carry the
Red and Green to victory. Bill
Mehegan in his first season out played
a sterling game at guard. In the Oswego
game he was a wall of stren th. His
retirement from the game at time height
of the battle with a badly wrenched
ankle contributed much to Fulton's
defeat. Jack Coleman, in his first
year as a regular, was one of the most
feared men on the team always being
a threat to his opponents to reel off
twenty-five or thirty yards for the
needed touchdown. Jack will be with
us again next year. Bill Holt is one of
the most promising football men for
next year's team. Holt is rapidly
developing into a great kicker and
seems distined to rival Georgie
McNickle for the honor of Fulton's
32 THF SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
greatest ball booter. Buddy Parks,
veteran of three years, played a bang-up
game at tackle, and formed part of
the stalwart forward wall that stopped
the Oswego plunges. Eric de Bruyn,
playing his first year for the Red and
Green, distinguished himself as one of
the fleetest ends in recent years. He
will be one of the "big guns" next
year. "Wing-foot"' Hart, who will
lead the Red and Green in next year's
strenuous schedule, was one of the
speediest and craftiest signal-callers
that ever donned the moleskins for the
Red and Green. Jimmie Chubb,
Fulton's "White Hope" for the next
three years, is only a freshman but his
line plunging and long distance punting
will certainly be a thorn in Oswego's
side for some time to come.
Boys' Basket Ball Team
Herner, Hart, P. Kraus, Ure, Coleman, Culkin, Kraus, Dougan, De Bruyn, Holt, Lee
Late in November the call for
basket ball candidates was issued. Coach
Freeman had to build his team with
inexperienced players. The team was
weakened by the ineligibility of Captain
Johnny Kraus who was unable to play
until late in January. Only about
twice during the entire season did
Coach Freeman have his best team on
the Hoor because of injuries.
The season was not a success but next
year the high school can rely upon
experienced players as only one member
of the team is lost by graduation. The
only game during the entire season that
was won was with Mexico who proved
easy, but the fight and determination
of the team was shown by the fact that
many games were lost by one and two
point margins. Probably the only
game in which we displayed smooth
teamwork was at Sherrill. The score
was in doubt until the final minutes of
play. This would probably have been
a victory for us had Dougan not been
removed from the game by four per-
sonal fouls. Our losses to Oswego are
no disgrace to our school, as Oswego has
an old and experienced team. This
was shown when Oswego defeated
Central and qualified for the State
Championship Tournament at Buffalo.
At the Central New York League
Banquet at Syracuse the Fulton High
School team was praised for their fight
and persistence in spirit of the unjust
criticism that was aimed at them. We
hope that next year we can have a more
successful season and this is apparent as
many letter men will be seen in action.
The following men composed the back-
bone of the team: Captain Johnny
Kraus, Jimmy Dougan, Dolly Herner,
Bob Culkin, Al Kraus, De Bruyn,
Storms, Holt, Lee, Coleman, Ure and
The baseball team started off its
season in an unusual manner by winning
the first three games. The team this
year is one of the strongest that we have
had in years. Paul Kraus holds down
the backstop position with Farnum,
Ketchum, Dougan and Dix available
for mound duty. Captain Herner is
still starring in his old position at
shortstop. The remainder of the team
is as follows: Chubb, first base, Ure
and Hart, second base, Holt, third
base, Culkin, Dougan and Stuber, out-
Helders, Arnold, utility.
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 33
Back Row: Dix, Stuber, Ketchum, Ifarnum, Holt, Culkin, Hart
Front Row: Chubb, Ure, Zizzi, Herner, Muscalino, Ii. Mehegan, Arnold
In the first game of the season the
locals swamped the Nottingham High
School of Syracuse. The hitting and
fielding of the locals was the leading
feature of the game. Farnum started
in the box and performed in big league
fashion by fanning many of the
The Manlius Cadets were the next
opponents. They were likewise snowed
under by the slugging attack which was
led by Dougan and Kraus. Kraus
walloped the first home run of the
season by a terrific drive to the Cinder
We played Mexico on the Wednesday
before the Oswego game. They were
clearly outplayed at all parts of the
game. Two Mexican pitchers were
driven from the mound while the score
was being run up to ll to I.
The Oswego team was far more
experienced than ours. They presented
a veteran team, all of their first team
players having played at least for one
year. Oswego's players were also
much older and they presented the
best team that they have had in years.
We were unable to cope with McHenry's
slants but this is not to our discredit
for C. B. A. scored only -I runs against
Oswego while we scored 6.
The team seemed to be weakened in
the Central game because of their
anxiety to redeem themselves after the
Oswego game. The errors of most every
player contributed to Central's score.
The game ended with the score, Central
12, Fulton -I. Two double plays by
our players featured the game.
Mrs. Taylor-"Has daddy had his break-
Margaret-"I don't know."
Mrs. Taylor-"Well, ask him, then."
' Margaret-"I did mother and he doesn't
Soph.-"How old is an electric chair?"
Frosh.-"Gosh, how old?"
Soph.-"Old enough to get Gray."
W Y X
Yes, Dan, you can have all the -ielly you
want, but please keep out of the traiiic jam.
34 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
The Fulton High golf team composed
of Al Reynolds and Bill Holt is making
a good record this season. So far they
have won three and lost three. In all
except one or two matches they have
played like champions. All of the six
matches have been decided in the last
one or two holes.
The first match was played with
Oswego Normal with Fulton winning
after an extra hole of play. Holt sunk a
beautiful putt on the 18th green for a
birdie 2 while Reynolds duplicated the
feat on the Hrst hole of the play-off with
a par 5. This was a very close match.
The second match was played with
Vocational High in Syracuse on the
Tuscarora Country Club Links. Voca-
tional won this match 4 up and 3 to play.
Our boys did not get started until the
fifth hole when Reynolds made a birdie.
The next match was played with
Oneida and Oswego. Oneida had low
score with 189. Oswego had 196 and
Fulton 197. The Fulton boys did not
play well all that day.
Vocational came down to Fulton
where they met their first defeat in three
years. Fulton won six of the first nine
while the best Vocational could do was
to tie three. On the last nine they did
not play so well but won 2 up and 1
Our boys defeated the Holy Rosary
golfers in Fulton 3 up and 1 to play.
It was the first time in quite a few years
that Fulton had defeated a Rosary
Bill and Al went to Oneida where
they met defeat against Sherrill and
Oneida. Sherrill won by 8 strokes over
Fulton and 6 over Oneida. This was
played on the fast Oneida Community
Links in Sherrill.
Fulton has three matches left to be
played. A return match with Rosary
in Syracuse and a match with Oswego
Normal and Oswego High.
Girls' Basket Ball
This is the first season in many years
that Fulton High has had a girls'
varsity basket ball team. The team
was organized by the combined efforts
of our coach, Miss Edmunds, and our
worthy Principal, Mr. Strough. The
girls' team of Mexico High School
first challenged us to battle. Our
team stumbled out on the floor
with trembling knees to meet our
apponents. Our knees ceased to trem-
ble, however, when the score mounted
rapidly in our favor. VVe were so
encouraged by the success of our first
game that we decided to tackle the
girls' team of Red Creek. After sending
these basketeers back to their native
fields, defeated, Pulaski decided that
we needed a lesson so they sent their
Academy team down to give it to us.
Much to their surprise and even more
to ours, they failed in their purpose.
Right after Xmas we went to Pulaski
on the 20th Century Limited which
runs from Oswego to Pulaski. We
never realized that we had such a
rough team until we arrived on their
court. It was then discovered that
meek and mild Anna McGinnis had
turned into a lion. We expected that
she wouldn't even be allowed to finish
the game because of her rough tactics.
As we decided on our trip to Pulaski
that the 20th Century Limited was too
swift for us, we chartered a bus to take
us to Mexico. Upon our arrival, we
shivered for more than one reason until
the snow-bound referee arrived. In
spite of the fact that the ball hit the
ceiling more often than it went in the
basket, we won the game. However,
Miss Edmunds thought since our work
on the court didn't do her justice we
might just as well use a little energy by
pushing the bus back to Fulton.
In spite of our recent successes we
awaited the Oswego game in no peace-
ful state of mind. However, the real
game was worse than anything we had
pictured in our imaginations. We
felt like the tortoise trying to keep up to
the hare. Our game didn't end as well
as the story, however, for the tortoise,
in this case, lost the game.
After this defeat we thought we
needed more practice before tackling
them again, so we agreed to play
Minetto in our gym. During this
THF SENIOR YFAR BOOK--l"lll,'l'ON HIGH SCHOOL 35
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Girls' Basket Ball Team
Hack Row: Conley, Hunter, Fdmunds, Griliin, Wilcox
Front Row: Stevens, Steinberg, lflliott, McGinnis, Forsythe, Brannan, jarvis
game we fully decided that the place
for a minister is in the pulpit rather
than as a referee of a basket ball game.
After this little spree came the final
clash with Oswego. We felt that we
had a better chance to win this time
since we were playing on our own
court, the score was close until the last
few minutes when the experience of the
Oswego Girls turned the score in their
favor. Block letters were awarded to
all girls who played in every game but
The freshmen won the interclass
series. From all reports the material
discovered during the inrerclass games
promises to make
for next season.
up a successful team
40 Mexico 20
60 Red Creek 0
37 Pulaski 29
37 Pulaski 33
20 Mexico 4
I 7 Oswego 27
5 5 M i netto 5
29 Oswego .33
295 15 I
We feel that our victories this year
were largely due to the untiring efforts
of Miss laidmunds in trying to make the
basket ball season a success.
Boys' Interclass Basket Ball
The season of l926-l927 witnessed
the inaugurating of interclass basket
ball. Teams were organized to repre-
sent each class after the call had been
sent forth. According to the schedule
the Seniors and Freshmen were the
lirst to light it out. We dropped a hard-
fought game to the lower classmen
after leading for three-quarters of the
game. We next defeated the Sopho-
mores after playing off a tie game.
From then on we found our bearings
evidently, for the juniors, Sophomores,
and Freshmen were disposed of in the
order named. Finally we took on the
juniors who had eliminated the other
teams for the championship. Running
true to form we took the Juniors into
36 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK
-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
camp, thus capturing the champion-
ship. Having set the example we
sincerely hope that the Seniors of '28
'may repeat it.
By the way-ain't we Seniors nice?
Freshmen-J. Dix, Captain
Sophomores-W. McCarthy, Captain
The Champion Seniors
Forwards: Williams, Rogers, Pasternack
Guards: Louise, Whitaker
M. Louise T. Meyers
J. MacNamara T. Meyers, T. Prawda
Football, M. Trambaly
Basket Ball, E. Goss
Baseball, H. Smith
To qualify for managership one must
work for two years. The first year the
candidate is required to scrub, that is,
take care of the equipment and keep
the gym in basket ball, and the fields in
football and baseball clean. The
second year he has to be an assistant to
the manager. The duties of the
assistant manager are to take tickets at
the games and to see that the scrubs do
their work. The third year he becomes
manager. The manager arranges the
games and sees that the visiting teams
get their guarantee. The managers
also are required to meet the eligibility
qualifications of an athlete.
A Guide and Reference for
You would--See "your the typen
So's your ole man--See "so's your
Where's your badge--Show your
mark of undisputed authority
Gyping--That which is given by one
who embezzles you
You're the type--You have the dis-
tinctive qualities that make you do
certain ludicrous feats Cpsycho-
Swell-Having qualities that provoke
certain or all emotions
Spatter the prattle--Translate vo-
cally as quickly as possible the
explanation under discussion
Shame and Abuse--Ilndeserved ac-
cusation and punishment for an
offense tentatively assumed
So's your Aunt Emmie--See "so's.
your ol' man"
Nice day for it--Sarcastic taunt not
as to the weather but to the
propriety of doing the act
off MacDufI', the kilts are calling
A --When this expression is used
f it is a superficially reasonable excuse
from eighth bell or any other bell
Can the golf--An expression of
marked refinement suggesting
either that class be dismissed or
the lesson continued
Lofty language--A body of words
elevated in sound above the in-
What! no lemons--Indicates the
omission of something, for in-
stance: ice cream, girls, or pro-
Flat tire--Disputed meaning, most
authoritative, explzun as being void
ll! 4' FF
Heard in Miss Riley's History class-In the
midst of his speech he realized he had nn
supporters, so he sat down.
If if li
Mrs. Somers-"Punctuate: Mary, a little
girl, was walking down the street."
Jack Coleman-"I'd make a dash after the
Sli 49 uk
Ted O'Brien-" What kind ofa car have you
J. Kraus-HR. F. D."
Ted O'Brien-"R. F. D. What the heck?"
Johnny-"Yep-rescued from the dump."
il' ik 'F
Miss Eldridge fin class?-"Tomorrow we
shall take the life of Abraham Lincoln. Please
come prepared." at ak
' I.. CI-Ioaxiej Parker-" You'd better marry
me, dear . . . Eligible men are scarce you know."
Mae Guyer-"I suppose I could offer that as
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-l"Ul.'l'ON HIGH SCHOOL 37
The Pi Tau held their Annual
Thanksgiving Dance in the Quirk Ball-
room. Madeline Searles was chair-
man of the dance and she surely did
give much attention to the selection of
the orchestra and to the general affairs
of the evening. The Ballroom was
beautifully trimmed in the Sorority
Colors of orange and white with fall
colors harmonizing. As usual favors
were passed out and refreshments were
served in the Kandyland downstairs.
The Annual Football Banquet given
by the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Pi
Phi was held in the dining hall of the
American Legion rooms on the night of
November l5, l926. joe Casey was
toastmaster. He called on Prof. I.. H.
Strough, Dr. Legg and james " Dobbieu
lfrceman for speeches.
The P. K. li. held their Annual Xmas
Dance in the Quirk Ballroom. Gus
Burns and his music makers brought
all their instruments here from Syracuse
that ni ht and the evening passed along
altogetier too rapidly for all Fultonians
and their guests. At the wee hour of
twelve, the usual customs were followed
out when noise makers and other toys
were passed out among the crowd. From
that time on, the dancers rivaled with
the orchestra as to which could make
the most noise. No prize was awarded.
Pi Phi Valentine Ball. Ah! that was
the night! The "Orange Peelers" of
Syracuse had their very best music out
that night and sure did make use of
their talents. The chairman of this
dance was Wesley Allen assisted by
"Bim" Crahan, Bill Foster, Cart Ure.
During intermission at the hour of
twelve, favors were passed around and
also noise makers, hats and other articles
which go to add pleasure to a dance.
Again at Easter the P. K. E. took
first place and again made an unusual
effort putting on the dance. At this
time Art Benning came all the way
from Buffalo to help our lads make the
dance a huge success. Which of course
they did. James Cornelius Fannin was
the lad to whom all credit should be
given for he left out nothing which goes
to make u a dance.
Althougli Friday the 13th proves
unlucky for some, not so for the Pi Tau
girls. The Maytime Dance was held on
this day in May and it was a huge
success. Teresa O'Brien was chair-
man and she chose I.arr Harington for
the honor of pouring forth his music
here and he sure did do his stuff! The
orchestra was hidden by the Pi Tau
banner and May flowers and there was
a huge May Pole in the center of the
fioor from which hung the streamers of
the colors of the Sorority. At Mid-
night the favors were passed out and
re reshments were served. Three o'clock
came too soon for all but they went
away with the knowledge that there
was another Maytime Dance just one
Commencement Day means joy or
sorrow to the Seniors. The P. K. E.
has realized this fact and so it lans
to eliminate some of the heartacl-ie of
that night by giving the Commence-
ment Ball. This is the last time that
many of us will ever meet. The Ball is
to be a "get-together" and a farewell
all in one. Tommy Meyers is chair-
man ofthe dance and we all know that
he is putting forth his best effort to
make the Commencement Ball, as
usual, "the dance" of the year. It will
be held in the Quirk Ballroom.
The Student Frolic was the biggest
social event of the school year. The
main idea of the frolic was to see which
class could get the most of the prizes,
and actual count showed the number to
be about equally divided between the
juniors and the Seniors. The Sopho-
mores ran the Juniors a close race for
the attendance honors, as there were 64
per cent of the class of '28 present,
while the Sophomores had 57 per cent
of their members on hand.
38 THIS SENIOR YEAR BOO
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The count of the classes was made at
8:45 o'clock, the first event of a number
of contests scheduled. For its reward,
the class of '28 was given a box of
marshmallows, actual count showing
the box to contain 216 pieces. The class
president, Len Root, was among those
" not present," so little Carlton Ure was
elected president pro-tem, and received
the prize from the hands of James E.
Lanigan, "prizemaster" of the evening.
VVilliam Foster, with Miss Geraldine
Scott as his escort, led the grand
march, which started at 9:30 p.m.
During the march, a prize was given to
the twenty-third boy and twenty-third
girl in line, Alan Hazelwood and Miss
Josephine Bixby were the lucky winners.
One of the drawing cards of the
evening's entertainment was featured
when Miss Teresa O'Brien, one of our
prominent Seniors, and Prof. Frank
Randall featured a waltz of sixty years
ago, and a waltz of thirty years ago.
Both of the participants in the waltz
demonstrated to those present that they
were well versed in the Terpsichorean
art,and drew applause from the audience.
Hundreds of novel features, as well as
a great number of prizes, were seen
during the evening. Among the many
dances and features were included
balloon dances, cut-in dances, where
various girls held prizes for a certain
cut-in partner, to be determined by the
number who had cut in before, a leap
year cut-in dance, in which the prizes
were distributed to the girls by the boys
on the same basis as the preceding
dance, spot dances, and the renowned
Paul Jones struggle. '
As is usual at dances now-a-days, the
students tired of tripping the light
fantastic eventually. The musicians
were ordered to suspend their activities,
and those present repaired to the
auditorium of the school, where an
entertainment was given by the faculty.
The title of the "play" given by our
teachers was "The Silver Sandals."
The cast of the play was made up
entirely of faculty members, and each
and every one of our renowned in-
structors was seen in some part or
other. Miss Gertrude Johnston played
the "lead,', taking the part of the
princess, Miss Marjorie Dickerson, the
king, Miss Marie Schroeder, the queen,
and Miss Hazel Riley, the prince. The
play was a very humorous one, and the
students unanimously tendered a vote
of congratulations to the faculty actors.
Decorations of wistaria, interspersed
with 300 Japanese parasols, were hung
about the large gymnasium, lending a
colorful aspect to the entire scheme of
things. During the evening, serpentine
and noisemakers were distributed among
guests who numbered more than 500,
and the serpentine mingled with the
already beautiful decorative scheme,
made the effect even more harmonious.
Every student in the school had some
part in the work of the arrangements
and preparations for the frolic, which
was one of the best of its kind held in
the history of the school, and which has
outdone anything that has been at-
tempted in the line before.
To our boys and girls, particularly
the latter, goes much credit for the
decorations, spoken of above. The
girls of the school prepared the artificial
wistaria, with which the' gymnasium
was decorated, and the boys hung the
decorations and prepared the gym-
nasium for the frolic, under the direction
of the faculty members. During the
dancing, the girls of the home-making
department served ice-cream in the
cafeteria, and punch was served to the
guests during the evening.
The frolic demonstrated to the
students and faculty of the school that
the townspeople are willing to get be-
hind any high school affair, and help to
put it over. There have been times, to
be sure, when the townspeople did not
turn out as much as might be expected,
but all in all they certainly helped us
with the frolic, and we extend them a
vote of thanks.
The High School Circus
In the language of some of the
spectators, the High School Circus of
May 16th and 17th was a wow. After
seeing the big parade in the afternoon,
everyone could hardly await the opening
performance. That parade, augmented
by silvery-horned musicians from the
Citizens Band, will long be remembered
in Fulton. It had Forepaugh's line of
march looking like the chain gang.
The High School was the Mecca of
all joy' seekers for two evenings. So
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 39
much so that S350 was realized by the
scrool, and "a good time was had by
An army of ticket sellers and barkers
greeted the arrivals at the front door.
Jim Fannin, Fran Hartnett,Ted Prawda,
Arba Jennings, Bennie Barnard, Bill
Mehegan, Harold Hart, Ed Quirk and
Tommy Meyers outshone any circus
ticket sellers in any circuit.
The crowd was hurried to the gym,
first, to see the sideshows before the
BIG-SHOW upstairs opened. As the
arrivals entered the gym a brigade of
girls, commanded by Anna McGinnis,
immediately swamped them with ice
cream, pop, pop corn and hot dogs.
Expert barkers could be heard en-
larging upon the wonders in the two
sideshows on the gym Hoor.
In the freak shows, Mahlon Freeman,
Arba Ilennings, Jim Fannin, and
Beards ey Sperry kept up a line of
persuasive babble that nobody could
resist. In the center of the gym,
Arnold Hazelwood presided over the
"VVild Man of Borneo Pit Show."
And there were some real freaks.
Miss Vera johnson outshone the Wool-
worth building as the tall woman, while
as the bearded woman, Miss Ethel
Blackman displayed a crop of hirsute
ornaments that was the envy of the lion
in the animal tent.
Miss Catherine Goss charmed snakes
like a professional, and the Misses
Marjorie and Betty Gwynne were
recognized as the Siamese twins. "Six"
Whitcomb, as the strong man, did
everything but lift the piano, and Ruth
Gibbons, as the fat lady, startled
everyone by her amazing proportions.
Margaret Judd and Billy Hollingsworth
were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Thumb, while George Roe nearly
wrecked the spectators by living up to
his title as the " Black Wild Man." In
the pitshow Le Roy Pitcher, as the
Wild man of Borneo, displayed a very
ferocious disposition. "Mert" Tram-
blay "barked" for the fortune tellers
CMISSCS Godfrey, O'Neill, Shea and
Then there was the menagerie, where
Kenneth Darling and Allan Hazelwood
performed as the trained giraffe. Fred
Guinup had a real assignment, being in
charge of the man-eating tiger, who we
later found out was Newell Hollings-
worth, another representative from
Fairgrieve Junior High.
Lastly there was the museum, to
which everyone was admitted free of
charge. Here there was everything
from "Grave Diggers" to "Swimming
The circus proper with its one-ring
performance was upstairs in the audi-
torium. Here Joe Hillick was ring
master. First came the grand parade
of all the performers in the circus.
The clowns, who were under the
supervision of Albert Halbritter and
Miss Edmonds, had the rafters heaving
with laughter. The acrobats who had
been training hard, and who had been
under the direction of Stacy Short and
Miss Edmonds, furnished a big thrill for
everyone by their daring stunts. " Bud"
Parks made a big hit as leader of the
clown band in the opening performance.
However, his efforts later in the evening
proved too much for him and he was
obliged to relinquish this leadership to
Salvadore Chalone. Bob Cook and
Gordon Hornibrook behaved admirably
as Miss Norma Steven's trained baby
elephant, and Elizabeth Fannin, Lila
Jarvis, Doreen Little and Elizabeth
Hopman did everything but eat oats,
as the four educated equines. Miss
Dorothea Curtis, as the world's greatest
bareback rider, put her steed through
some difiicult tricks.
Miss Pauline Elliott performed grace-
fully on the slack Cvery slackj rope.
Miss Janet Forsythe put the trained
seal Cyes it was Harold Smithj through
his tricks and Miss Margaret Jennings
was busily employed in training the
giraffe. Fred Guinup did a daring
animal act with the lion and tiger.
Catherine Hillick and Margaret Stone
made a big hit as the two ballad
singers, while "Evie Zoe" Waldhorn
and Madalyn O'Brien displayed their
talent as ballet dancers.
Last, but not least, came the Min-
strel, with "Teddy" Freeman and
"Bud" Park as our famous end-men.
Jack Coleman acted as interlocutor.
A large number of students composed
With all, it was a great affair and a
howling success from every standpoint.
40 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
,Q Literatu at
The Meteor of Fate
Out in space, 432,000 miles from the
earth, there exists a strange and weird
panorama. The perpetual dark of the
ether void is punctuated with beautiful
clusters of fiery stars, most of which are
lost to the sight of man because of the
earth's atmosphere. Off in one direc-
tion gleams the sun and in the opposite
direction the earth, its satellite, rotates
and careens on its journey around the
At this particular time, out of the
dark void, came a huge meteor, one of
the cosmic Wanderers of the seas of
space. With the speed of ten miles per
second, this forty-five ton giant sped
through the vacuum straight at the
rotating sphere 432,000 miles distant.
Only one power could have stopped the
inevitable collision between earth and
meteor. The moon could have swerved
the meteor from its course by lunar
attraction but at this time such a thing
could not have happened for the moon
was around on the other side of the
earth. The meteor traveled so fast as
to be lost from sight immediately after
The hot tropical sun beat down upon
the dense foliage of one of East Africa's
unexplored jungles. Through the jun-
gle plodded a party of hunters accom-
panied by twenty British soldiers and
as many native bush-heaters. The
hunting party consisted of Phillip C.
Hastings, his son, John, his daughter,
Mary, and Harry Kent. Representa-
tives of the English elite, they had but
recently arrived in East Africa to hunt
big game in the vicinity of Lake
"Let's strike off from the main party
and join the rest later," ventured John
Hastings, "perhaps we shall have the
luck of scaring up some game."
"We are going to do a little hunting
of our own," stated John's father to
Captain Barton. " VVe shall rejoin your
company at the clearing north of here."
This was rather a foolish idea, for a
short time later the four hunters found
"VVell, what shall we do?" queried
John disconsolately as he sat on a log
and dropped his gun to the ground. ,
"I have a little compass in the back
of my pocketmirror," ventured Mary.
With these words she produced the
combination mirror and compass which
she sat on a log while the little group
studied it to ascertain their bearings.
"That way is north," began the
elderly diplomat, "and in this other
direction . . ."
But he never finished, a noise of
snapping twigs and trampled bushes
followed by a shrill war cry sounded in
back of them. Turning quickly, the
intrepid four gazed upon a horde of
black warriors. One look at the filed
teeth, the faces daubed with paint, the
regalia, the spears and other warlike
appearances was enough to impress the
four with the realization that they were
in the hands of cannibals!
Harry raised his rifie and fired point
blank at the leading savage who fell in
his tracks. The remaining cannibals
charged the four and a battle royal
ensued for a few brief moments.
Phillip C. Hastings fired and wounded
one of the demons before two more
downed him. Mary had laid down her
rifle when she had sought her compass
so she had not had time to retrieve it
but she beat with her fists at one of the
warriors who roughly tried to sieze her.
Before he was overpowered, John felled
this particular savage with his rifie butt.
When the savages charged, Harry gave
one a blow with his fist, doubled
another one up with a kick in the
stomach, after which he grappled with
two more until he sank unconscious in
the jungle verdure from a rap over the
head with a spear.
The determined fight had proved
futile from a practical standpoint but
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 41
each of the four felt a certain con-
solation in knowing that they all had
done their best in resistance to capture.
All except Harry, who had no idea on
the matter for at the present he lay
dead to the world.
On through space catapulted the
huge meteor. On and on toward the
great revolving earth hurtled the forty-
five ton mass eating up the distance at
the rate of 36,000 miles per hour in its
mad speed. It now had but 360,000
miles to go. The great rotating sphere
loomed up larger than ever as the
meteor lessened the distance between
earth and stellar void.
When Harry regained consciousness,
his first sensation was a steady jogging
and numb pains at his wrists and
ankles. Opening his eyes, he gazed into
the ferocious countenance of one of the
Cannibals who was carrying the handles
of two spears to which Harry was
bound. Turning his head slightly side-
ways, he discerned another savage in
back of him who carried the other ends
of the two spear shafts.
Harry craned his neck to look farther
down the trail and saw his chum, John
Hastings, treated in the same manner.
Harry took it for granted that Mary
and her father were being carried along
the trail behind him. They journeyed
on in this fashion for about two hours
before the came to a palisaded village
from which came sounds of life.
Before entering the village, the
warriors stood the captives on their feet
with the bonds still on their wrists but
removed from their ankles. Pushing
the four captives before them, the
savages opened the village gate.
Through the filth of the one and only
avenue of the village walked the
prisoners accompanied by their captors
and stared at by the inhabitants from
toddling infants to aged men and
women. On each side of the village
street stood twelve or fifteen cylindrical
thatched huts, eight feet across and
seven feet high. At one end of the
village was a hut about twice the size of
any other and to this it was apparent
that the captives were being led.
As they passed down the street
between lines of blacks, one old tooth-
less crone reached out bony lingers and
pinched Mary's shapely arm. Mary
shrank away in shuddering disgust as a
nausea swept over her.
"Dainty meat, dainty meat,"
cackled the old black hag to one of her
neighbors. "Food for all, if that old
nilly-wit of a Bongo does not aspire to
add the lovely white creature to his
retinue of mates."
The four prisoners did not under-
stand the guttural language of the East
African natives so the remarks about
them went unheeded. They passed on
to the most spacious hut of all, which
was approximatel fourteen feet in
diameter and nine feet high. The canni-
bal chief, Bongo, stood at the entrance
and stared at the approaching party.
One of the captors addressed Bongo:
"Great Bongo, our hunting party was
favored by the forest devil who watches
over us. We chanced to find and
capture these four persons though it
cost us the life of Wrangowa and a
wound to Sragk.
Bongo looked over the ill-fated four
who had not exchanged words since
their capture. He gazed with avid
eyes on Mary for even such a blunt,
ignorant savage as Bongo could not
but take notice of her unusual person-
ality. Ifasked why he was attracted to
her, Bongo would probably have said
that her beauty captivated his at-
tention, but a psychologist would have
known better. Mary was charming as
well as beautiful. A woman does not
have to be beautiful to be charming, but
she has to be charming to be beautiful.
"I shall reserve the woman for my
mate, take her, witch doctor, and feed
her of the magic herb which will drive
from out of her all evil spirits," in-
structed the cannibal chief. "Tonight,
we shall feast well on the other three.
Prepare the fires, the Hesh pots and the
stakes. In the meanwhile secure these
prisoners from escape."
"Just as I thought!" cursed the aged
crone on the outer edge of the as-
sembled crowd of savages, "a good
morsel lost in order to appease the
vanity and pleasures of that old
buzzard! May the vultures tear out
the eyes from his living body."
As the aged witch doctor hobbled
away with the frightened girl, warriors
seized the three men and promptly tied
them to stakes driven into the ground in
42 THE SENIOR YEAR BOO
K-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
preparation for the death-dance which
would take place after dark.
" There is but one hope for us," spoke
the elderly diplomat to the boys as the
three were escorted to their respective
stakes," and that is the arrival of
Captain Barton and his soldiers."
"They will have to make good time,"
stated john, "for already the sun is
beginning to sink below the western
At the close of the afternoon, the
hunting party discovered that the
diplomat, his son and daughter, and
Harry Kent were missing. Captain
Barton instructed one of the negroes,
who was proficient in the arts of trailing,
to follow the trail of the lost four. It
was near nightfall before they came
upon the dead cannibal and the signs of
"In the hands of the cannibalsln ex-
ploded Captain Barton. "Quick! We
must rescue them before it is too latell'
Impeded by the darkness and knowing
only the general direction of Bongo's
village, the rescue party made slow
progress through the jungle where
detours were often necessary to avoid
impenetrable undergrowths. Chester
Barton urged on his followers with a
dread feeling that his rescue party
would prove but one of revenge,
arriving too late to save the unhappy
prisoners from their cruel fate.
Now entering the shadow cast by the
huge sphere, the meteor whizzed on
toward the darkened half, or night side,
of the earth. It was now but 90,000
miles distant and its speed had not
slackened in the least. Its speed was
increased by terrestrial gravitation, if
altered at all.
Darkness settled over the cannibal
village where preparations were being
made for the feast. The fires were
built and the cooking cauldrons dragged
forth to be put into use after the torture
of the death-dance. The captives
waited in suspense, nervously wondering
which one of them would be first to go.
Presently two huge negroes entered,
bearing on their shoulders a long heavy
pole which they drove into the ground ex-
actly in the center of the village street.
Bongo, with some of his warriors,
approaching the three victims, sud-
denly reached a decision. He turned to
his tribesmen and spoke: K'First, untie
the old one and lead him to the stake,
his flesh is old, therefore tough, and
must stand longer cooking."
The savages did their chief's bidding
and soon Phillip C. Hastings, English
diplomat, stood tied to the post facing
death by slow torture. Before he had
been bound to the stake, his clothes
from neck to waistline had been rudely
The women of the village, seated in a
wide circle around the pole to which the
ill-fated man was bound, carried crude
drums and sticks. On the inside of the
circle stood the warriors of the village,
Bongo at their head, on the outside
stood the old men, old women and the
children. Bonlires cast a lurid glow
over the whole scene, throwing into
ghostly illumination the painted faces
and the filed teeth of the cruel cannibals.
Above, the starlit universe twinkled
and on every side of the palisaded
village towered the giant trees of the
John and Harry strained their ears for
a sound of their friends who might yet
arrive in time. They heard nothing
and gradually the conviction grew
upon them that the soldiers would
arrive too late.
"I wonder where Mary is?" spoke
" Imprisoned in that second hut from
the other end of the village," said John.
"I'll tell you what we can do,,'
offered Harry, "when they release us
from these stakes to give us the death-
dance, what do you say to making a
break for the jungle. It is much better
to die fighting than to submit to their
"Even though we should effect our
escape in that manner, it would be too
late to save father," observed John,
"but we can try it."
"Anyway,l' quoth Harry philosophi-
cally, " if we don't succeed, I hope that
I give them indigestionf'
At this juncture, the women of the
village began beating their drums and
chanting a wierd song to which the
warriors formed a dancing circle that
moved slowly around the doomed man.
The song of death grew to a vibrant
howling as the savage tribesmen danced
themselves into a maniacal frenzy.
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 43
The meteor was now so close to the
earth that the topography was dis-
tinguishable. Straight ahead in the
meteor's path, 6,000 miles down through
space lay the broad continent of
Africa immersed in darkness. Ten
minutes would elapse before the meteor
entered the earth's atmosphere to be
heated red-hot by the friction of the air
and then plunge its forty-five tons into
the earths crust. Due to this same
friction of the air it would take twenty-
five seconds for the cosmic wanderer of
space to penetrate the 200-mile depths
of earth s atmosphere in which it
would appear as a brilliant shooting star.
Harry and John gazed on the scene
before them with dread for each knew
what was coming as the death-dance
neared its climax. Soon the leading
savage would dart his spear lightly on
the doomed man, drawing a red trickle
of blood with its needle-like point.
This would be the signal for at least
fifty more spears brandished by the
cannibals to pierce every square inch of
the body, even the eyes. The two boys
had hoped and prayed for the coming of
the soldiers but their hope died within
them for the fatal moment was at hand.
How long would it be before Bongo
tapped the bound man with his spear?
Thus soliloquized John as he gazed
broken-heartedly at his father's face.
ohn lifted his face to the starlit
eavens in mute supplication as from
his entire being issued a silent prayer.
Across his vision, far up in the sky, he
discerned a shooting star. He dropped
his eyes to the death-dance once more.
Horrors! A tiny stream of blood
trickled from the diplomat's shoulder
where Bongo had touched lightly with
his spear! Fifty or more spears were
being raised by the cannibals in pre-
paration for the death-dealing fusillade
of body punctures!
But the spears were never cast! At
the precise moment the spears were
raised, a roaring, riuggernaut of death
pcecipitated itself into Bongo's village!
'ith terrific speed, the meteor, in-
tensely heated by friction with the
earth's atmosphere, hurled itself into
the cluster of huts with a vibrant
explosion that threw up cascades of
dirt, debris, stones and hut fragments!
Pandemonium broke loose among the
frightened and superstitious natives!
Some were thrown violently to the
ground by the concussion while those
assembled nearest the spot where the
meteor landed had their lives snuffed
out instantly! The hell of the death-
dance had been frustrated and the
screaming, terror-stricken cannibals fled
into the jungle!
Flying debris had cracked the pole to
which Harry was bound, partially
releasing him. He struggled des-
perately to complete his escape. Many
of the thatched huts were aflame and
the fire was spreading rapidly! Harry
tugged feverishly at his bonds with the
encouragement of John ringin in his
ears! At last his hands were gee and
he started on the thongs that bound
his ankles to the post. He must hurry
for already Hames were creeping up the
sides of the hut in which Mary lay
With a Hnal effort he freed himself
and raced to the burning hut, the roof
and one side already a mass of flames!
At the entrance he fumbled with the
latch and then withdrew the three
wooden bars that secured the door.
Flinging it open, he was met by a rush
of thick smoke-and Mary lay un-
conscious on the floor of the hut!
Lifting her supple body tenderly in his
arms, he carried her to the outer air.
With the draught of air created by the
opening of the door, the hut they had
just quitted burst into a seething
furnace of flames!
When Mary opened her eyes, after
breathin clear air once more, Harry
left her for a moment to effect the re-
lease of her father and brother. Seizing
a knife from the girdle of a dead savage,
he cut the bonds of both father and son.
Suddenly they heard a hail of greeting
and turning found Captain Barton
approaching, followed by his soldiers
and negro attendants. Hearty greetings
were exchanged and explanations were
With the rising of the sun on the
following morning, the hunting party
slowly wended its way back through the
jungle to the outposts of civilization.
At the end of the long line walked Mary
Hastings and Harry Kent, supreme in
their paramount happiness.
--NEIL R. JONES.
44 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Success or Failure?
Despondently, Roger Kent regarded
the small, pink slip of paper upon the
table before him. Beside the slip lay a
large open envelope and a bulky,
folded manuscript. Another failure.
Idly, Kent's fingers moved over the
keys of the little portable typewriter on
the table. He sighed wistfully and
shook his head. "It's no use," he
muttered, softly. "As a writer, I'm a
failure. I'm not original. I'm simply
mulling over the archaic stuff that has
already been overworked. It won't do!"
The room was not calculated to
create an atmosphere of genial comfort
or faculties for deep thinking. It was a
small, cheerless, barren affair. On its
walls were no brightening ornaments
whatsoever, the wall paper was old and
very dirty. A small cot bed occupied
one corner, there was one dilapidated
chair. The table before which Kent
sat was small and rickety. His sole
illumination was supplied by an oil
lamp with a dirty, smoke-blackened
Kent picked up the manuscript and
proceeded to read and re-read it several
times. At each perusal, his feeling of
irritation heightened. Finally, with a
disgusted exclamation, he flung the
manuscript back upon the table and
rose to his feet. A scowl of annoyance
wrinkled his usually good-humored
"Boshl" he declared, forcefully.
"That's all it is-just boshl Good Lord,
how did I ever come to write such
rubbish, anyway? I'm going to take a
walk and see ifI can clear some of the
cobwebs out of my brain!"
A heavy knock sounded upon the
Kent started. He recognized that
knock, it was the landlady.
"Come in," he called in some
The door opened, and a big Irish
woman stepped ponderously into the
room. Placing two great red hands
upon her hips, she regarded Kent
"I want my back rent, Mr. Kent,"
she announced, Han' I want it now.
Sure, an' 'tis long enough I've waited
for it, so 'tisli'
"VVell, er--I---I, that is--I
can't give it to you right now, Mrs.
O'Grady. You see, er--I, that is,
Kent floundered hopelessly.
The woman's jaw jutted out pugna-
ciously. "Yes? well, Mr. Kent you
just listen to this: I want that money
by tomorrow night or out you go!
Sure, an' that's final, so 'tisl"
Kent attempted a weak smile. "I,ll
try to get the money for you by to-
morrow," he promised.
"All right. Don't come back here
without it. That writin' machine o'
yours will help if you can't get the
money, but it won't make us only about
half square at that!"
His heart sank. If he had to give up
his typewriter, he would be up against
it-hard. He would not be able to
procure another right away. Yet the
landlady was right. She could not
afford to keep boarders for nothing-
and she naturally would not allow him
to take with him anything which she
might appropriate as a means of
securing her rent of twenty-nine dollars
and fifty cents. No, he did not blame
her, but it was rather hard on him.
"I'll try to get the money for you,
Mrs. O,Grady," he said again, but his
tones lacked conviction. How could he
The landlady stalked out of the room.
Donning a hat and coat, Kent presently
followed her. In another moment he
was in the street, swinging along at a
There is an old saying that the
clothes make the man. Nothing could
be further from the truth. Although
Roger Kent's suit was worn and
shabby, his hat a battered relic which
had seen much wear, and his shoes
rustic in appearance, there was about
the man an undefinable something, an
unconquerable air that defied failure.
As he walked, he carried his shoulders
well back and moved with an alert,
swift stride. In his manner was a sort
of nervous tenseness, a suggestion of
panther-like suppleness. He was not
tall, and neither was he short, but
rather of medium height witha slim
waist which sloped gracefully upwards
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 45
to a pair of shoulders of splendid
But it was his face which would have
held your gaze the longest. It was a
strong, determined, characterful face,
a face that revealed a rugged will. The
features were sharply defined. In the
gray depths of his eyes fiamed the
mysterious, unquenchable fires of a
dauntless soul. His square, powerful
chin denoted firmness of purpose and a
fighting nature. Thick masses of blond
hair, slightly streaked with premature
gray at the temples, curled in tight
rings to his head.
It was perhaps eleven o'clock in the
evening, and the streets were nearly
deserted where Kent was walking.
Occasionally, he passed a pedestrian.
As a bitter November wind was blowing,
he was forced to walk rapidly to keep
warm. He shivered involuntarily when
the withering blasts pierced his inade-
quate clothing. A few swirling fiakes of
snow partly obscured the electric
street lamps. '
Kent's mind was in a turmoil.
Twenty-nine dollars and fifty cents-
twenty-nine dollars and fifty cents!
Over and over again the phrase
drummed in chaotic confusion through
his brain. He pondered on how to
secure the money, but he knew that it
was a hopeless and futile effort. There
was no solution-he could not get it.
Tomorrow night he would lose his
typewriter, he would be turned out with-
out a cent in his pocket and no prospects.
Quick footsteps sounded in back of
Kent. Presently, a young woman clad
in a plain gray coat passed by him. She
was perhaps twenty feet in advance of
him when he erceived that she had
dropped sometliing. Approaching the
object, he discovered that it was a purse.
He picked it up and hurried after her.
"I beg your pardon," he said,
touching her lightly upon the arm,
"but you dropped your purse. Allow
me to return it to you."
"Thank you very much," she said in
a soft, sweet voice that was surprisingly
rich and vibrant. She accepted the
purse, Hashing him a smile of gratitude.
"Not at all," he smiled, bowing.
"I am very happy to be of service to so
charming a young lady."
The girl fiushed, but it was with
pleasure, not anger. In his voice there
there had been nothing bold, merely a
sincere respect and admiration. And
truly she merited it, for she was very
pretty-not in a fiashy, dazzling way,
ut a sort of quiet, wholesome beauty.
She was of medium height, slender as a
reed. Eyes as blue as the heavens and
with apparently no bottom to their clear
depths looked at him shyly from
beneath long, beautiful, dark lashes.
Wisps of ebony-black hair were visible
from under the brim of her hat, her
lips were full and cherry red.
The girl passed on. In a moment
more she turned a corner and was gone.
Kent walked on thoughtfully, a
pleasing picture of her loveliness printed
indelibly in his mind's eye. He was an
ardent admirer of beautiful women.
The world now seemed a brighter and
less cheerless place. His own trite and
mundane cares were, for the moment,
utterly dispelled from his thoughts.
Then, suddenly, Kent uttered a
sharp exclamation and broke into a run.
A scream-a woman's scream, shrill and
filled with an unutterable fear, had
sounded ahead of him.
He quickly reached the corner.
Dashing around it, he saw the girl
whose purse he had returned, struggling
in the arms of two men, one tall and
thing the other of shorter stature, but
of heavier build. Beside the curb
stood a long, gray automobile.
With a shout of anger, Kent sprang
towards them. They released the girl
and faced him, their faces murderously
dark, their fists knotted. Kent did not
hesitate. Reckless of consequences, the
fighting instinct surging within him, he
sprang to the combat. The tall man
colla sed limply as Kent's Est crashed
into his face, the other dove headlong
for Kent's knees. They went down in a
heap, Kent underneath. He felt the
man's steel, rope-like fingers dig into
the fiesh of his neck. A bloated face
leered into his.
The girl uttered a wild cry of despair
Kent heard and struggled des erately.
In vain. That grip held as tliou h it
were in truth a steel band. His Tread
swam dizzily, he wondered, vaguely,
if this were to be his end. Although
that inexorable clutch was swiftly
46 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
turning his brain sick, his mind still
functioned automatically. He remem-
bered a wrestling trick which he had
learned-the famous "knee punch"
of the South Sea Islanders. It was his
last resort. Drawing his knees up, he
drove them upward with all his re-
maining strength, catching his op-
ponent squarely in the pit of the
stomach. VVith an agonized groan, the
man released Kent's throat. Kent
yvrithed from under him and rose to his
Then something fell with crushing
force upon his head. A blaze of light
danced before his eyes, he crumpled
soundlessly to the pavement, a curious
ringing in his ears. He seemed to be
sinking, sinking into the depths of an
abysmal sea. To his ears came the
sound of a scream of terror, faint and,
seemingly, far away. His consciousness
was slipping, slipping, slipping . . . The
ringing in his head became the sullen
roar of a Niagara. Then Stygian
blackness and total oblivion descended
As his senses slowly returned to him,
Roger Kent experienced little of the
feeling of life. He seemed to be
floating interminably upon a hazy
white cloud. His head throbbed pain-
fully, vaguely, he wondered what had
happened. VVhat was wrong with him?
Why was he lying here inert? Then the
events of the night came rushing back
to his memory.
His head felt queer. He raised a hand
heavily to where his exploring fingers
encountered a thick bandage bound
snugly about his head. He realized that
he was in a bed, warm and comfortable.
Something soft and gentle touched
his fevered brow. Dimly he sensed
that it was a hand, but those tantalizing
mists persisted in obscuring his vision.
Gradually, however, they cleared, and
Kent opened his eyes-to stare into the
anxious blue eyes of the girl whom he
had attempted to aid. He smiled
faintly, and she uttered a little cry of
gladness and relief.
"Thank God, you are conscious at
last!" she breathed, softly. "I was
beginning to think . . ."
"What?" he asked, weakly, as she
"Nothing Only-only it has been
five days since you were injured!"
"Five days!" Kent stared at her in
incredulous amazement. "You are
"Indeed I am not," she declared.
"Five days?" he repeated. "Five
days-and you've had me on your
hands all that timell' Kent noted that
the girl's cheeks were pale and wang
her eyes lusterless, with dark circles
beneathlthem. She was worn out by
loss of sleep. In his breast stirred an
impulsive gratitude for this slim, blue-
eyed stranger. His gaze wandered
about the little, cheaply furnished room
and fell upon a pile of blankets and a
pillow in an opposite corner of the room.
A deep wave of shame swept through
him. She had given him, a stranger,
her bed. Once again his eyes met hers.
"You shouldn't have done that!" he
said huskily. "I-I'm sorry!"
The girl gripped his hand in both her
own, her beautiful eyes glowing. A
little thrill coursed through Kent as he
felt the soft warmth of her touch.
'KlVIy friend, what I have done for
you is nothing when compared with
what you did for mel" she cried.
"I did nothing," he depreciated.
"You did! It was splendid! You
asked no questions-you did not even
know me, but you were very nearly
killed defending me. Oh, my friend, if
you knew from what you saved me.
You do not, but I-I know-." Her
voice ended in a little choked sound.
She grasped his hand more firmly.
"And-and after having been injured
while saving me, is it any more than
right that I should care for you until
you are well and strong again?"
"You should have had me sent to a
hospital. The people will talk. You
know, a girl living alone, a man in the
case .... Syracuse is the same as every
She was silent, and Kent, watching
her, saw a deep Hush mantle her face.
A single creeping drop, a tear, rolled
down either cheek. She dashed them
away quickly, but he grasped her hands
"Forgive me," he pleaded, "I've
hurt you, and I'm a beast to have done
it! I am sorry. I know you're the
sweetest, purest little girl-woman on
THR SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 47
earth, and I meant nothing wrong.
l'd have cut out my tongue before
intentionally saying anything to hurt
you. Please forgive me!"
She returned the pressure of his
fingers. The fiush was gone from her
cheeks, there was new light in her eyes.
"It's all right. I know you meant
nothing wrong. And I--Iwas just
thinking: we don't even know each
other's name. I am Joanne Gray, and
I live here on--street with my
brother, Jim. He--he hasn't been
home for six days."
" What a blunder-head I am," laughed
Kent. "I thought you lived alone.
My name is Kent-Roger Kent. I'm
sure we are going to be very good
friends, aren't you, Miss Gray?"
"I hope so," she murmured, softly,
withdrawing her hand from his to place
it gently upon his forehead. "Your
fever is rising. You must be quiet and
not talk any more, now."
Woman! Woman, with her beauty,
her charm, her unsolvable mystery.
VVoman, who may be man's greatest
inspiration or lead him in utter abase-
ment of his soul to the deepest and
blackest of hells. Woman-God's per-
fect creation, who leaves in the wake of
her life's path a blissful happiness or a
wretched devastation of wrecked lives.
Eight days ago Roger Kent had been
a derelict, a mere, unreckonable atom
in the chaos of the ever-rushing current
of humanity. Today he was a new
being. The energy and will power of a
dozen men surged like fire in his blood.
He felt like a giant, he wanted to shout
aloud, to tell the whole pitiless world of
his new-born determination to make
good. He forgot his poverty, he cared
not that he was friendless, homeless,
a wanderer on the face of the earth.
And all this because of a woman-
the woman! For Kent loved Joanne,
loved her even though he had known
her but a few da s. It was not a mere
fancy, a passing Fliash. Out ofa teeming
world of artificial subterfuge, a world of
ainted dolls and shallow frippery, he
had found a woman. And because he
had been searching all his life for such a
woman, he loved her. In Joanne, he
found the perfect embodiment of all
that is fine and true and splendid in
First she told him how two police-
men had come just in time to save her
from being carried ofi' by the two
rufiians in the big gray automobile.
She explained how she had lied to the
police and told them that he CKentJ
was her brother-and how they had
taken him to her home at her request.
Then Joanne told Kent about herself.
Seven years ago the Gray family,
consisting of Joanne's mother, father
and brother, had lived comfortably in
New York on the income of the father
who was an engineer.
Then calamity stalked.
Joanne's mother, a weak, frail little
woman, caught the scarlet fever, and,
after a short illness, died, leaving her
little family to the care of her husband.
But Fate was not yet finished with its
diabolical plan. Two months later
the father was killed in a train wreck.
His last whispered words were a prayer.
"Oh, God, care for Joanne and her
brother and keep them from harm.
Oh, Lord, be merciful, help ..... "
And so Joanne and her brother were
left alone in the world. The strength of
a boy of nineteen and a girl of seventeen
years pitted against life's hardships!
They received the railroad company's
indemnity, wandered finally to Syracuse,
and, with the remaining money, bought
the tiny, four-room house on--street.
"For a short time we were happy,"
Joanne had concluded. "Then-poor
Jimmy started drinking. I-Ie got in
with a bad crowd, and now he--he is
never home! Oh, I don't know what I
shall do. I manage to earn a few
dollars a week sewing for a lady near-by,
but I can't find a regular position."
"Joanne," Kent had told her,
earnestly, "I am an author-at least, I
write, anyway. You've given me an
ins iration for a story that I am sure
willigo over big. I cannot stay here any
longer, I must find work. So, for the
time being, good-by, Joanne."
And Roger Kent found work. A
small position, to be sure, and a small
salary, but it was work. He found a
cheap room on--street where he
could have peaceful, quiet evenin s.
As soon as he received his first payjle
paid an installment on a typewriter.
Immediately, he began his story.
48 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
For three weeks, during every spare
moment, Kent worked on his novel.
In a single, comprehensive Hash he had
discovered what was wrong with those
other stories. They had been too
idealistic, too fanciful, he had not
injected into them any of the sordid
realisms of human life. They had been
pointless, with no underlying theme to
originate their birth.
He called his book merely,
"WOMAN!" VVhat a world of power,
of intrigacy, was expressed in that one
word. Into each page, Kent infused a
fascination that was irresistible. As
his principal characters, he used two
women in contrast, one, jewelled,
painted and soulless, the other, gentle,
kind and lovable, with a soul as pure as
the blue sky. With adroit twists, he
presented these characters in a manner
which revealed the- mystery of a
Constantly, in Kent's mind were
thoughts of Joanne. But because of
his inability to aid her, he did not visit
her often. Until he sold his book, until
he felt free to ask her to be his wife, it
was better for his peace of mind not to
see too much of her. But he needed
her, he longed for her in every libre of
Two months passed. Kent's novel
was rapidly nearing completion-and
it had lived up to his fondest expecta-
tions. The book would be a big success,
he knew it, he felt it. It would be a
Moonlight .... solitude! Man and
woman. They go together. Who can
fathom the complexities ofnature's laws.
Upon a park bench sat a man and
beside him a woman. Above them were
the interlacing branches of towering,
stately oaks. Dimly, the luminous
glory of the moon broke through and
formed a mystic twilight. The leaves
rustledg the soft evening breezes
whispered strange tales. Presently,
the woman spoke and in her voice was a
little broken note.
"Roger, I am afraid for-Jimmy.
He doesn't come home only four or five
times a month, and when he does, he is
usually half drunk!"
"'It's too bad, Joanne," said the man,
gently. "I'm sorry. If there is any-
thing I can do--."
"I'm afraid it is too late," she said
For a time they were silent. Then
Joanne rose slowly. Kent also got to
his feet. The girl faced him, and in her
eyes were unshed tears, her lips
trembled. She was very appealing and
wistful as she stood there-and very
Kent's mighty resolve was broken as
suddenly as straw is snatched up by the
wind. He forgot everything save that
she was a woman and he a man and that
he loved her. He grasped her hands in
his and his voice broke huskily,
"Joanne-Joanne! I love you, I love
For a moment, steadily, she gazed
into his eyes, and into her own came a
glow that almost made him sob with
"Roger, I've longed to hear those
words from you," she said, softly.
"Day and night I have dreamed--and
always my dreams have been of you.
I love you, too, Roger, I love you with
all my heart and soul!"
"Joanne!" Kent's arms closed about
her, and she raised her face to his.
Their lips met in a kiss which held all
the innocent passion and sweetness of
youth. The girl's body relaxed limply
against him, she buried her face on his
breast. Kent's heart sang with joy.
She loved him, she was his now to
fight for against the world. And in his
arms, as he held her, was an infinite
gentleness that drew from Joanne's lips
a low glad whispering of his name.
"Joanne, am I dreaming?" he mur-
mured softly. "Are you really mine?"
"I love you, Roger-I am yours for
"I thank God!" he breathed in her
hair. "It is so unreal, so unbelievable.
Joanne, dearest, you will marry me
"Any time you wish, Roger," she
told him gently. Then a worried look
came into her eyes. "But-about
Jimmy? I-I cannot desert him now!"
He kissed her tenderly. "We shall
not desert him, dear. He shall live
with us. Already over fifty thousand
copies of my novel have been sold. It
will bring us a comfortable income, and
we shall be happy, Joanne-we three!"
THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 49
Dramaiics EZ -- 1:19572
Programs Given during School Year 1926-27
l Scene from "Merchant of Venice"
Portia ........ , .... Dorothea Curtis
Nerissa ............... Marian Casey
ll Scene from "The Rivals". . .
Lydia ........ ..... N largaret Stone
Lucy ................... Ruth VVartl
Mrs. Malaprop ......,. Rubye Crowell
lll "Overtones". . . Alirc Grinwzgcrg
Harriet, a cultured woman. .... . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . .Catherine Hutchins
Hetty, her primitive self .........
Margaret, a cultured woman .,...
. . . . . . . . . . . .Gertrude Haskins
Maggie, her primitive self ....,...
IV "P's and Q's" ........... Mayer
jessie Denslow .......... Mary Nettle
Harry Barman ...,.. Beardsley Sperry
Charlie Stark ........ Stanley Scudder
Mrs. Denslow ....... Florence Fadden
V "VVhy the Chimes Rang". ..
Holger, A peasant boy ......... .
. . .. .... . . ...james MacNamara
Steen, his younger brother .......
Bertel, their uncle. .Gaylord Whitaker
An old woman ....... Grace L. Wilcox
The angel. ...... .... M ildred Bodley
Coutier ....... ..... F lrwin Menter
Rich woman ..... ..,,. I' 'rances Baker
Sage ........, ...... If 'rederick Kiel
Young girl .... .... M arguerite Parsons
King ................. Arba Jennings
VI "Happy Returns"
Miss Hattie Martin ...... Mary Griffin
Lottie ......,........... Marie Quirk
Mrs. Evelyn Gracie. . .Louise Muckey
Edna Palmer ......... '-.' A nna Coleman
Mrs. Grille ............ Ellen Kurhela
Mrs. Holton ........... Alice O'Brien
Dora Day ............ Marie Gorman
Miss Grey ........ Marion Van Buren
Mrs. Schmitzener ..... .Claire Osborne
Mrs. Linsdale Baxmore. .Clara O'Neill
Presented on May 23d
Austen Bevens .......... Robert Guilc
David MacKenzie ..... William Foster
George Boyd ............ john Kraus
jim Simpkins ........ Bennie Barnard
Tim Simpkins ......... Harry Howard
Homer johns ....... Mahlon Freeman
Elise Benedotti ....... Lela McCarthy
ACT II seem: I
Presented on May 2-lth
Austen Bevens ........ Richard Carver
David MacKenzie ........ Cecil Shoen
George Boyd ....... Horace Ingamells
jim Simpkins .......... john jennings
Tim Simpkins .... ....... j ohn Goss
Homer johns ...... .... I' ldward Morin
Elise Benedotti ......... Edith Gibson
Miss Hays ..... ..... W 'irginia Caldwell
Miss Curtis .... ..... M ary Coleman
Sally Boyd ......... Elizabeth Conley
Ethel Spelven ........ Margaret Rude
Muriel Doughty ........ Velma Dodge
Lillian Stafford ..... . Katherine Tilden
Alix Mercier ........ Catherine joseph
Dotsie ................. Hazel Martin
Madge Kent ............ Vema Bailey
ACT II scans II
Presented on May 25th
Austen Bevens ......... james Fannin
David MacKenzie ...,... Macel Beebe
George Boyd .......... Edward Parks
jim Simpkins .,....... Michael Louise
Tim Simpkins ....... Francis Hartnett
Miss Hays ......... Myrtle McCarthy
Miss Curtis ........... Ann McGinnis
Elise Benedotti. ...... Virginia Hunter
Sally Boyd ..... Catherine McSweeney
Muriel Doughty ....... Eunice Bodley
Ethel Spelven .......... Mary Menter
50 THE SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
Presented on May 26th
Austen Bevens ........ Julius Crandall
David MacKenzie ...,..........
George Boyd ......
jim Simpkins .......... Bertram Mills
. . . . . .Robert Culkins
Homer Johns .......... Edward Quirk
Elise Benedotti ..... Catherine Winters
Miss Hays .......... Dorothy Chaffee
. . . . .Sarah Gibbons
Sally Boyd ......... Madalyn O'Brien
Muriel Doughty ..... . .Lillian Sheldon
Ethel Spelven ........ Louisa Blodgett
Tim Simpkins. .
Miss Curtis ......
Alix Mercier ...... Catherine Brackett
Lillian Stafford ...... ..... V ivian Hall
Madge Kent ....... Marion Parkhurst
Dotsie ............ Dorothy Hawksby
Marjorie Meadows ......... Inez Kent
Celia Elson ........... Geraldine Scott
"The Maker of Dreams," a fantasy
Presented on June 3d
Pierrette ...,.. . . .Hazel Hollingsworth
Pierrot ................ Julia Garrett
Maker of Dreams. .Rubye M. Crowell
Accompanist ........ Lawrence Parker
Dream Girl .......... Ruth McCordy
On the banks of the old Oswego
VVhere lndian camp fires gleam,
Now stands our Alma Mater,
True guardian of the stream.
Tho our strength dwells ever with us,
We never stronger seem,
Than when we are defending
Fulton's royal Red and Green.
Tho it be on field or platform,
That our valor meets the test,
VVe are lighting for old Fulton,
And she bids us do our best,
Then with victory as our portion,
Our banners may be seen
Waving high in glorious triumph
Fulton's royal Red and Green.
THIS SENIOR YEAR BOOK-lfUI.'l'ON HIGH SCHOOL Sl
Ifrosh fto genial gentleman with whom he is just think of it. Today will be yesterday
walking up the streetb-
"What are you?"
"I'm the science professor here."
" Professor, eh? Ifver walk with
" I-'iver make a mistake and hang
" Iiver shave the cat and kick
"Then you ain't no professor!"
1 W if
She was just a dry-goods dealer'
but she had her notions.
W 1 3
Mr. Bidwell-"Say I.en, hold
two of those wires."
M. B.-"Feel anything?"
M. B.-"VVell, don't gralv the
they've got 20,000 volts."
K ll 3
one foot in
the end of
Iley, is that guy over there Dewey?
Dewey?-he's all wet!
IK li PK
Fred Wood-"Say, that's a darn
jerry's got, 1sn't it?"
Foster-"Yes, it is. She calls
'Are you coming or aren't you?' And the dog
either comes, or he doesn't."
IU S i
Miss Wallace-"Why did Han
Sperry-"For the same reasoi
1 the hen
crossed the road. You can't fool me with no
ak it PF
Aunty-"What became of that kitten you
Ifthel Blackman-"Why, don't you know?"
Aunty-"I haven't heard a word, was she
Aunty-" Hurt in any way?"
Iithel-"No'm. She growed into a cat."
4: at at
A. Wallace--"What does sic transit mean."
Mike I..-"Ambulance service."
In Study Hall
The study hall was dark and dreary,
The air was full of chalk,
A freshman threw an overshoe
As a senior tried to talk.
A paper-wad flew 'cross the hall
With intercepted flight,
A sophomore licked a freshman-
It was an awful sight.
A book seemed to have sprouted
As it sailed fast through the air,
A bottle of ink hit my face
And lent color to my hair.
A door Hew open,
In rushed Mr. Strough,
An eraser missed his nose
And caused a frightful row.
The study hall died in fright,
No one let out a peep,
A lady sat behind the desk-
'ilammt nf Baal Kraus
Th K hz. . .. 1- By HAROLD SANT
e ye1r is passer
I won't be sad,
The year has passed-
And I am glad.
The year has passed-
Ah, sad my lot,
The year has passed-
And I have not!
Beardsle -"You think you're smart Whit-
aker, but ityyou had in your head what I have
in mine you couldn't sleep nights.
Gaylord-"I had 'em once, but I got rid
Miss Preston was fast asleep.
lt was Miss Shroeder's first ride in a taxig
and she watched with growing alarm, the
driver continually putting his hand outside the
car as a signal to the following traflic. At last
she became angry.
" Young man," she said, " You look after that
car of yours and watch where you are going.
I'll tell you when it starts to rain."
'll If if
Ken. Ure-"Where's my brother?"
Ken. Read-"He left at 12:00 so he could
girl home before l:00."
Ken. Ure-"Where does she live?"
Ken. Read-"just a block or two."
52 THI-I SENIOR YEAR BOOK-FUL'I'ON'HlGH SCHOOL
Mr. Wood-"I-Iow would you measure the
height of the Washington Monument with an
Six Whitcomb-"I would lower the baro-
meter from the top with a piece of string until it
struck the ground. Then I would pull it up
and measure the string."
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Mr. Strough-"I want you to get your
marks up. How many subjects are you
Ed Fox-"I.et's see, oh yes, I'm carrying
one and dragging four along."
wk if FF
Father of bride-"It's pretty hard to lose a
Mr. McCarthy-" It's a darn sight harder to
lose the homely ones."
Pk if lk
Menter had just deposited a nickel in a
Operator-" Number please."
Erwin-"Number nuthin'g I want my
FY lk Pl'
Mr. Taylor-"How was the constitution
Ed Murphy-"In a lumber wagon."
wk 4' YF
Miss Dickerson-"Cain you pronounce
Prawda-"Sure, vot is de void?"
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E. Menter-"I can't swim."
E. Menter-"I ain't in the water."
lk bk ii
Mrs. Wood-"Chester, Chester, come here,
the baby just swallowed all the ink."
Mr. Wood fabsentlyl-"Never mind, use
ll if if
Inez Cat dancej-f'Hey, Freddie, if I stop
dancing, can I sit on your lap?"
Wood-"Sure, if I can get off it myself."
lk PF 1'
And then there's that Myer's-guy who thinks
flat tires have something to do with automobiles.
3 FF FK
Asst. Editor-"Why didn't you accept that
Asst. Editor--"How so?"
Editor-"He started off by saying that he
met the girl when he raised the window of the
Pullman coach for her."
FF IF ik
U Doctor, why does a small cavity feel so
large to the tongue?"
Dentist-"just the natural tendency of your
tongue to exaggerate, I suppose."
HK Il' 10'
Disgusted Lady-"Does your mother know
Mert Tramblay-" Does your husband know
you speak to strange men on the street?"
if Pk ik
Did you ever see Dan Williams wide awake?
"I know a girl who plays the piano by ear,"
said Mr. Wallace.
Roy-"S'nothing, I know a man who riddles
with his whiskers."
if if if
Gaylord Whitaker-"I hope you will pardon
my dancing on your feet-I'm a little out of
V. Hunter-"I don't mind you dancing on
them, its the continual jumping on and off that
aggravates me." ak ak at
Mr. Wood-"What is a vacuum?"
Wirt Barker-"I have it in my head, but I
can't think of it just now."
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I.. McCarthy-"You brute, you have
broken my heart."
B. Guilee-"Thank the Lord!-I thought it
was a rib."
FF FF if
I-"I just came from jack's funeral."
2-"Is he dead?"
1-"Well, if he isn't, they certainly played a
dirty trick on him."
,li FY ll'
Miss Dickerson was putting students through
a mental test to determine their originality.
"Young man, what would you do if this room
were to burst into flames?"
Arba-"I'd run out of it."
Marjorie-"But, suppose that you had be-
come paralyzed with fearg could not control
your musclesg were glued to the spot as it were,
by mental mucilage. What would you do
Arba-"I'd stick it out, ma'm, and when the
lite had perceptibly softened the mucilage, I'd
ooze out through the cracks in the Hoot."
'lf if ik
Jack O'Grady--"What's the date today?"
Mr. Strough-"I don't know. Why don't
you look at the newspaper you have in your
jack-"That won't do any good. It's
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Foster Sheldon-" Is that fellow very tight?"
Jimmy Chubb-"I should say he is! Why!
Once a week he boils his napkins and has soup."
if if IF
Marjel Ingersoll Cin classl-"Good graveyl
I hope Mr. Taylor doesn't read the arithmetic
marks out loud.',
Anna Fitsgerald-"I-Ieckl You ought not to
care. Yours will be so low the class won't
hear it." at at at
Mr. O'Brien-"So you want a job, eh?
Do you ever tell lies?',
Julius Crandall-UNO! But I'd be willing to
learn." at at ak
Prof. Wood put a notice up announcing that
his classes would not meet. A wise stude came
along and erased the C. Then Mr. Wood
ambled up and erased the L.
1? 41 49
She was only a postmaster's daughter, but
she knew how to handle the male.
THE SENIOR YI-ZAR BOOK-FULTON HIGH SCHOOL 53
For Summer Reading
Artists and Models ............. Mike Louise
An American Tragedy ....... Beardsley Sperry
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ......... Lil Wilson
The Half-Back ................ Johnny Clark
The Man Nobody Knows ........ Mr. Bodley
The Book Nobody Knows ..... Virgil's Aeneid
How Animals Work .......... Freshmen Class
So-Big .,...................... Miss Wagner
Smoky, the Cow Horse .... .... W irt Barker
Children of the Twilight ..... . . .Eighth B
Man and Beast ................ Ross Darling
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ...... Inez Kent
U from Slavery ................ Senior Class
"lit" ....,,........... ' .....,.. Ross Darling
The Revolt of Modern Youth .... Julia Garret
Immortal Marriage... Barnard-Hollingsworth
The Mad Lover ................. Delos Distin
. gs .,.........,......... Mr. Randall
The I-lard-Boiled Virgin .... ..... R uth Ward
lforever Free ..,........,.... janet Forsythe
Back Home and Broke .......... Bill Galusha
Cradle Snatchers. . .Gin Hunter-Vema Bailey
The Virginian ................... jim Fannin
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Swee min s
Francis Hartnett to Dan Williams--"What
do you think of this story? Give me your
Dan-"lt's not worth anything."
Hartnett-"I know, but tell me just the
1 1 4
Miss Kimber fvery rapidly?-" Take exercises
52, bs, 73, 85, 943'
Barnard fbewilderedl-"Signals over."
The biggest joke of all-"Mup" Bryant.
W 5 1
Williams-"Where you going with that box
Ken. T.-"Somebody said my girl had false
teeth and l'm going to find out."
1 K 1
Stranger Cat partyl-"Very dull, isn't it?"
Stranger-"Let's go home."
Guile-"I can't. I'm the host."
1 W 1
"Well, that Fixes this year's Year Book,"
said Editor Williams as he changed the date on
last year's Year Book.
Songs and Their Singers
I Wonder How I Look When I'm Asleep. . .
It All Depends on You .... Board of Education
Hot Lips ...... .............. C atherine Goss
The Song of the Wanderer ..... "Ol" Shattuck
Little Red Riding-Hood ...... Miss Dickerson
Lucky Lindy ................... Mr. Strough
We'll Never Go There Any More .........
Tramp, Tram , Tramp ....... "Ol" Shattuck
I Never See Nilaggie Alone ..... Julius Crandall
Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep. .Inez Kent
Ain't She Sweet ........,........ Gin Hillick
Baby-Face .................... Miss Preston
The Old Gray Mare ............. Wirt Barker
Crazy Words-Crazy Tune.. . Boys' Glee Club
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Mr. lfrawley-" Do you know anything about
Mr. Frawley-"Do you know how to make
a Venitian Blind?"
Male. Freeman-"Why--er, sure. Stick
my fingers in his eyes."
JI' HI' HY
li. Conley-"I have a split lip tonight."
Dolly-"So have I. Let's go to church."
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Hazel-" Do you love me?"
Bennie-"No, it's only the hot weather."
4 af sf
Morin-"How do you like your journalist
Danny-"lt's all write."
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M. O'Brien-"Three lipsticks, please."
F. Hartnett-"What size?"
M. O'Brien-"Three car rides and a house
party." ak t It
Mr. Gayer Cglancing over the accountsj-
"Franc1s, do you ever take any money out of
the cash drawer?"
Hartnett-"Yes, occasionally I take out a
car fare." I
Mr. Gayer-"Him, where do you live now,
San Francisco or Sitka?"
The Merrill Pnll. Fulton N Y
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