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38 THE MACK
HISTORY OF THE FRESHMAN CLASS
On tho sixth of Soptombor, 1922, llo-no-no-gah lookod into
Tho faoos of many happy students. Thoso woro tho "Froshios,"
forty-oight strong, who holpod to swoll tho onrollmont of Tho
l'ommunity High Sohool. Tho boys and girls oamo from all
parts of the community surrounding Rookton, though many of
Thom holong to tho noigl1borin,fr town, Rosooo.
As doar llo-no-no-gah gazod info thoiir booming' faoos, sho
Thought, "NVhat fino mon and womon I can mako of those hoys
and girls who, l know, aro willing to work." Sho was vory
proud of hor "forty-oig1ht," ovon though thoy woro HFroshios."
Sho oponod hor doors widely, and 'rhoro was always room for :L
strangor sooking' an oducafion.
As Froshmon, Wo Woro langliod ai, joorod af, snnbhod, and
1'-slllod groon by Tho uppor olussos. Did Wo liston? No! Wo
lnrnod our oyos and our illltlllllllll toward 'rho boffor things of
lifo. NVo igrnorod thoir harsh words and softlod both minds and
lll'illllS on our studios, as lflo-no-no-grah wishod ns To do.
Tho sohool yoar slowly, suroly, wont iis way. Sovoral mom-
l.-ors of tho olzlss woro obligxod To loavo sohool, duo to thoir
paronfs nicwing' away. Wo said good-hyo to our dopurting'
i's'ionds, Though wo hafod to soo thom go.
Vilvilllflll limo,-sunlnlor Iimo,-approx:ohos, hui wo havo
ln0fll'll'lQ to four. XVo lI2lV0 sfudiod hard, plus-od oursolvos Sllllill'0-
ly and firmly in tho paths of 'rho hardost probloms, l'2ll'l'll string'-
gglos bravely, and waifod for our Turn, as Tho Froshmon woro
always last. Our work for 'rho your is noarly dono. Whon Ilo-
no-no-grah onoo again looks into our fzloos, wo will bo tho happy
"Sophomoros," roady and willing to work zxsiwhon Froshmon.
THE FRESHMAN RECEPTION
On tho l'wonfy-oigrlifli of Ootolmor, 1922, an rooeption was
grivon at tho lllllllllllllllfj' llonso in honor of tho Froshmon. Tho
"Froshios" drozldod Thai' night' for if was fhoir initiation. NVhon
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T THE MACK 39
the time came all classes, including the faculty, were present to
witness their fate.
The Grand March, led by Mr. Norton and Miss Lathrop,
started events moving. As the Freshmen were green, they be-
came tangled and twisted in the procession. They were then
shut i11 a room by themselves, while the other classes performed
The Freshman girls were soon called to attention and seated
in chairs forming a straight row from the platform to the center
el' the Hoc r. The boys were summoned, each boy being placed
behind a girl, the order was given, "Take down her hair." lt
was rather hard for some boys, as a few of the girls had what
they call "rats" in their hair to make it look more attractive.
The next exciting event was the pie contest in which -loe
Goss, Martha Reichard Hlld Henrietta Vivian took part. Henrietta
Vivian, being the winner, received a package of gum as a
gift for her speed.
At the conclusion of the stunts, games were played until
refreshments of ice cream and cake were served. The principal,
thinking it quite late for school-children, called the fun to a
close and all departed, feeling very happy, even the Freshmen.
FRESHMAN HI-JINKS APRIL 26.
Thursday evening at the Community House occurred the
lfreslunan lli-.links which zim hanged through several hours of
gaiety, modeled from the old time street carnival whose chief aim
was artifieially stimulated excitement for the pnrpose of money
grabbing. The class well coached by their sponsor, Mr. Norton,
sent things rolling at top speed. Bright little gypsy girls told
wonderful fortunes when palms were crossed with silver. Mys-
terious tents holding the "Magician and Men Only" shows stood
forth. Coney Island with the latest thrill producing devices, the
zoo filled with freak animals assisted in parting those in atten-
dance from their hard won shekels. Ualls of the men at the
baby rack and hot dog stands drifted through the building. The
eonglomeration of sounds carried one hack to early days. and one
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