Knox Memorial High School - Seymour Yearbook (Russell, NY)

 - Class of 1952

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Ground Breakmg For New Wing August 1950 Workers Move Steel Beam IIlt0 POSltl0l'l nnal plans rcady tor approval hxds could non he called or In the m antrm several changes had occurred on the Board of Education Passing through the years For rest Glbhbns Frank Richardson Charles Fox Wrllram Shrnners less Rumfeldt and Grover Hatch had served At the ground hreaklng rn August 1950 the Board of Educatron consrsted of Theron Clark Harold Curtrs Xsfrllram Shrnners jess Rumfeldt and Grover Hatch The opening of the hrds dropped a hombshell rnto an eager and happy group The brds vxere nearly 590 000 over our possrhrlrtres lntense protracted conferences non follow ed a hurrred trrp to Utlca to meet a repre sentatrve of the State Department another to Plattsburg to meet mth archrtects and engrneers Frnally a two day s ssron xxhrch resulted rn the elrmmatron ot enough costs to allou the hurldrng ended the long and often drscoura mg yourney Along xuth the Board memhers 1 xery xaluahle nd was tound rn Clarence Armstrong thc D1str1ctSupcr1ntcndent Late hours or long gournexs offered hrs trme freely A hnal change rn the Board ot Fducatron durrng cm strtctron tound Mrgnon Hatch replacing Grox er Hatch and Kenneth Cnttrn replacrng Mr Shrnners On Tuesday beptemher 4 1957 the nrst classes cnt red the long 2lVKZilfCLl and eagerly antrcrpated rung to Knox Memorial High School We were noxx trulx lxno Memorral Central School Prmcrpal XVxese CHAPTER SEVEN THE STORY OF THREE PLAQFES N the new wing of the school we paused one morning last fall to read a small plaque. It was a simple wall plaque mscrrhed mth a neat lrst ot names Here were lrsted the men and uomen who had vsorked to plan and build the new Sung rn the1r oH1c1al Capacrtles as hoard members Here xx ere the names of school admrn rstrators of archrtects and eontractors XVe were not deceived by the slmplrclty of the plaque It should have been rnserrhed mth the parns takrng hours of many years for years go xnto the com plex planning and hurldmg of a central school As vre gazed rt took on srgnrficance It was a symbol ot devotron to a task well coneerved and vsell done No plaque IS large enough vse mused Through the years other hoards have struggled to lay a nrm foundatlon tor this hnal planning No lrst IS complete vue thought but hon httrng thrs partrcular lrst IS And then we mov ed asrde because there xx ere youngsters crown drng around to read Quddealy ue telt an urge to read agarn the plaques V1 he old hall Caught up rn a stream of student traf The New School as a Center of Community Actlvlty Russell Home Bureau Meets Mrs Mildred Burt and Mrs Jennie Hull Preparing Lunch In the New Cafeteria Kltchen , . , - , . . , , . K . ' , e A l at . - , S ix, . .. , , r - . , . . , . , :fel . g , ' - . . ,R it ,A . . , Al' . , - - ,'.'.. - V IX: B- ' . 1

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Basketball Champlons 1935 Student Body Under Mr Gibbons Prmcxpalshlp lnsplratron of lt IS the lalth ot xxomanhood put 1r'to the dearhless language ot mothcrl ood and so linked to eternal thrngs as to exer express the goodness ot God rn the common xxeal And to this meditation the merchant prmce named thls solemn contract to the traveler Remember I shall pay the bxlls but you must do the talklng And hrs xxorcls were made true For 11 mld summer 1915 there stood on the lull besld the old arsenal overlookxng the llttlc xxllage a modern archltecturally superb temple ot learnmg A xnlndoxx taces the mam corrldor ot the building on the first landlng ot the staircase exqulsxte In clCSlg1'l rrch IH decoration and so blended ln color as to 1 tlv ex press the sentrment xt bears THIS BUILDING ERECTED BY SEYMOL R H KNOX IN MEMORY OF HIS MOTHER JAINE E KNOX The task of the merchant prmce was completed To the noble gltt ol the Temple ot Learning vs as added adequate endowment to supplement the mcome from State and LllSfI'lCPtl1.1lf the chxldren born ln thls sterlle pxcturesque country mlght haxe the very best And 1n order that a constant lnsplratlon to l'llgllCI' thlngs rn the held ot learnnng might be before thelr eyes the local college was provlded 'mth adequate fund to maxntaln scholarshrps cover1ng the probable needs ot those who should clxmb trom the local school to the higher flelds ot lezrnlng CHAPTER Six FROM BLl EPRINT TO Rl:ALIT1 USTLING actlxrty tiresome tr1ps long drawn out meetlngs best descrxbes the plannxng and burldmg ot the new sung I can recall as a nevs teacher IU the central dlstrnct belng shoxxn the excellent plans tor buxldxng by Prof Gibbons and his statement that xxe xx ere at the top ot the lxst tor ald xn post var bulldlng I doubt that anV flner building would have exlsted IH the north country had those orlglnal plans been possible But mcreaslng costs s mon torced the abancltnment ot those plans and the drawung ot nexx ones atter the xx ar Early IU 19-48 some dlscusslon ot bulldxng xx as ne eessary because ot oxercroxxeled conditions and the lack ot a real central school program On the Board ol Edu eatxmn at that tlme xxere Theron Clark Charles Ford h m Harold C urtls George Burt and Ray French Temporary exp dlcnts were discussed and eventually lt N s decided to learn hows the dlstrlct telt about bulld mg a garage to be used for a tnme as a school An over tloxx erovv d ln the old study hall soon expressed rtself and so back to work vent the Board Blllldlllg Lsed As Gym 1944 1951 Auditorium Gymnasium In New Bulldmg Once again the long trall of d1scuss1on trxps bud gets plannlng cutting adding took place At one step just before the people voted on the b md xssue the archltects vtarned of a sharp mcrease ln costs Th problem should the Board ask the people for more money or cut costs Cost were cut The votnng ofthe bond nssue brought congratulatory telegrams trom the State Department and wrth the , . , .. .. , 1' . , ,' , - f ' - 1 l c . , , , , , . , . ' .. t ' " ,' ', , ' I1 1' I X 4 W .., . , . S. . , .. . . ,, .. ,A - V ., , n J - , , . ' 55 - 1 -3 - , . ,A , 2 , e 'I Y Y 7 , I . Y. , , , ' V 7 9 1 - . , , , - 9 x 1 U Y . V. . . A Q V . . J ,

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A Wmdmg Road he we moved slowly down the corridor to stand ln the lower hall xx her two plaques stand mserlbed to the memory ot Forrest C lbbons and Carrre Glbbons Hoxx many youngsters have read the two plaques as elasses pass daily through the halls up the slxghtly xxorn stalrs past the Tlffany w lndow on the landing and on down the eorndors The lett hand plaque wrth rts Latln IIISLIIPIIOII had nexx meamng today S1 monumentum requlrls erreum spree It you seet a man who dedleated hls llfetlme are the reeolleetlons of hlm rn th role of Sehool Com mlssxoner prlnelpal board member and good extlzen Our eyes xx andered to the rrght hand plaque Carrle Caswell Gnbbons teaeher and preeeptress He legaey w1ll long endure rn the llxes and eharaeter ol those xx ho were prxvlleged to haxe her as a friend and teaeher Tl e elamor and moyement ln the hall qulekened xxlth the adxent ot another busload ot puplls and as they crowded past us the thought eehoed It you seek a monument look about you And nt xx as then that we looked atea er young faees and saw a lrvlng monument a monumen beyond prxee KNOX NL HORI141 CI:1NTRAI SCHOOL CENITRAL DISTRICT NO 1 TOXVNS OF Russell Clare Plerrepont Canton Hermon Ereeted 1931 BOARD OF EDI CAYION Theron L Clark Presldent Harold R Curtls Vlee Presldent Kenneth G1fT1n Mxgnon W Hateh jesse S Rumfeldt I-Iattle S jones Clerl XY!1ll1am G H Wrese SLIPCIYISIIIE Prrnexpal Clarence E Armstrong Dxstrlet Superrntendert Benedler Ryan 84 Sayer Arehrteets Suecessors to A W Inman Rouse Putman Co General Contraetor CHAPTFR Ele HT FRO Xl CI:Nl:RATION 70 fI:NERATION 'I HINK tl e ulmolf 111111 rfwnelul lmzv been fire 11111111 my 0 111 11Il11ge says Mr George Burt former president of the Russell Board of Edueatlon for three years Mr Burt ehaxrman ot eyery sehool meeting tor txxentv years or more and one ot those taking an aetxve part xn the eentr 1l1zat1on has been 1 vrtal part of the evolution leadlnv to our sehool system of today 'ilu ufwol hm n1e11111 ezuyffvzflg 171 my Ftflllltl 111111 remarked A B Shaw trustee tor tlurty srx years and treasurer nearly as long He too has long had the xx eltare of the sehool at heart and xx as espeelally lnter ested IU Htllllflg the musle department Looknng baek oxer the years Mr Burt and con tempormes Mr Shaw and joseph Van Sant note w1t1 satnsfaenon the great ehanges both m taerhtnes anl eurrleulum slnee they went to sehool They are happy that their deseendants can be among those to enjoy the Improvements which haye ween aehleved througn th years Mr Shaw and Mr Burt b 1th attended tlve l11Sf0I'1L Old Arsenal Tllffll' teachers rneluded Ida Hostord Lena Boyd Inez Fairbanks Marx Farrell Mary Clark Jen me Xxfhxtmarsh and Mllton Clark Tezrfwll 111 thrive 1!11y they report 1efe1ze1f 11pp1ox1n1111eIy 11111 lynn fre! 11111111 1 y1111 Elght grades xx ere taught the tlrst three or tour on the low er floor Mr Burt says that th ars nal was heated by two box stoves one upstalrs and one dow nstaxrs Wtmod was the tuel and nt was carrled rn by the puplls morning reeesstlme and nlght O111 lfllllklllq 1111141 he adds was fimnglvt 171 by 11 llplf 1111! IIC 1111 111111114 0111 111 1101 uzme d1ppe1 Algebra was taught rn 21Ll1ellfl0U to the usual subyeets Reeallxng h1s el smates Mr Burt mentlons Fred C lbbons Roy and john Smith Iztta Caswell Frank and Rome Jenne A B and Wxll Shaw George and Chase Daniels The pleasures of the day were skating and sliding down lull rn wlnter and playing baseball ln summer There were no league games at that early day Mr loseph Van Sant started sehool at the age uf 5 IH Dxstrlet No 17 at Sllyer Hill Beeause ol his tender ye rrs lus teaeher used to allow hnm to take a nap on a beneh b slde the stove That teaeher must have been Anna Gale whom he refers to as hxs frrst Others who taught lum were Mary jane Stevenson Lottie Colton Plaque Ill New Wing Jamtors Hull, Howland and Moore Discuss Day's Work .I , , 1 ' A ll ' F 1 ll R ' Y ' ,. ,. 1. , ' . I . A v y - I A . O . , , y H . , "".4 '.l ' ' . 1 1 ,I i Y y 'Q . V ' . ' I - 1 . -' ' , 11 ft " 1 ' ' ' 4' , . - - 2 ' , . . ' . , ' ' V. ya" ' ' W '- ' -. 1 1 1 .AM s . R I . 4 V ,g W , , I . A 5 1 'i 1 Z , - '. a l Q ' V Y 7 . , I ' ' I Q A a A y s U J, , , - . l a . .v I ' A ' 1 I 1 1 'Q A ' , . , ' V V , V I v 0 . I . . . . . . S I V 'V ' . . , - , K - W A ' - " ' , I. 1 'v '- ' ' ' - . V. lu , - A 4 '. V- 1 - - 1- y S - - ,y 1 yy l to education and his loyalty to thrs school. How' v1v1d I 1, 1 Q ' V , K- ' , . . . . g. . K LW t gl ' - I ' 1 ' - 'ass . . . 1 , , . ,. - 1. M f ' v ' S A , ' ' . , . " ., 1 ' 1 I . I ' ' , . ' ' el, . , , A I y y , 4 Y . , , ' ' , , ' . . . . ' . V e 5 I - I . A F . A U 1 vs A 6 U ' 'fe ' , I ' 'N '- D ' fa ' ' .- . ' ' ' H 'A .2 , ' .. - Y ' - , 1 ' . ' ' V X . - 95' . , . . s . ' l F V x F r ' Y . 3 , . . , , , :V , T NMMA. . 1 . . . , A 1 . A S ' U N 1 A A . .... F N . A ' , ...,,,,,,......... ' I '

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