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Junior Ring Committee
The juniors have already selected their class rings. Those in charge were Leo Ciszek, Betty Dunn, Laurena Kimberly, Margaret O’Reilly, Louise Sala, and Elizabeth Toth.
Except for Bernie McLaughlin, Lyman Hall’s cheering squad is new this year. Elizabeth Toth, Helen Harkawick, and Henry Jasiewicki are the others in the group. They are all doing good work and want everyone’s cooperation.
In the “gym” on October 16, a benefit dance was held for Ernest LaCroix, who was injured in an alumni football game. The “gym” was decorated in the school colors, black and orange, and music was furnished by the Rhythm Ramblers’ Orchestra. The patronesses were Mrs. Howard Nettleton, Mrs. Langdon D. Fernald, Miss Ruth Whittaker, and Miss Ellen Disken.
Roberta Johnson, ’37
The Sophomore-Freshman Hallowe4en Party
The Hallowe’en Party given to the freshmen by the sophomores on Thursday, October 29, was pronounced a great success by all attending. It was well planned, and cooperation was shown by everyone.
The program opened with the Sophomore Grand March. Andrew Sari, the Master of Ceremonies, led the march with James Ferriere, Edward Ferriere, and Marion O’Connell, the class officers. Ethel Haczku's costume was judged the prettiest, and Arthur Kozak’s, the funniest. Next came the Freshman Grand March, and Thelma Jeffords’ costume was judged the prettiest, and Charles Stearns’, the most comical. Miss Quint and Miss Hutchinson were the best couple. Mrs. Earley, Miss Mitchell, and Airs. Botsford, the judges, had a difficult task selecting the winners, so many and varied were the costumes.
Fabian’s Orchestra furnished the music for the dancing. At this time the different rooms were opened the game room, the fortune-telling room, the cemetery, and the bogey den. These were enjoyed by many. Refreshments were then served, and dancing continued until the party ended at eleven o’clock.
Much credit is due the various committees for their work in the management of the party. All in all, the party may be considered one of the most successful Hallowe’en parties given in our school.
Charles Upham, ’39
Home Room Programs
In the home rooms this year we are having on certain days talks on various topics connected with automobiles and safe driving.
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THE CHRONICLE 21
Transferred to Other Schools
James Oflen, a senior, and Avis Offen, a junior, have moved to Meriden.
Dorothy Macdowall and Leonard Wassmer are attending school in New London.
September 28 found the Class of 1937 anxiously glancing out of the window at leaden skies. The picnic was originally scheduled to be held at Moss Rock on that afternoon. Everyone had arrived and had begun to play football or baseball or to pitch horse-shoes when someone shouted, “We’re leaving!” No trespassing signs had been discovered and a fire permit was not forthcoming. There was a mad scramble for cars, and word was passed to go to Wharton Brook Park. Here everyone braved the rain, continued the games, and built fires. Refreshments consisting of hot-dogs, toasted marshmallows, and soda were enjoyed by all. The picnic committee included Gertrude Voigt, Betty Shelley, Doris McLean, Stanley Bellows, William Roberge, Marilyn Jeralds, Henry Jasiewicki, Mary Ann Palmer, Joseph Kristan, and Rose Mastroddi.
Roberta Johnson, ’37
On September 18 the Class of 1937 held a meeting in Room 5 to nominate class officers for the coming year. Those elected the following day by voting in the home rooms are as follows: president, Stanley Bellows; vice-president, Charlotte Goff; secretary, Roberta Johnson; and treasurer, William Risso.
Roberta Johnson, ’37
The Junior Class honored the following by electing them as class officers: president, Leo Ciszek; vice-president, Walter Dubar; secretary, Anna Luby; treasurer, Roberta Bingham.
Raymond Lee, ’38
In September the Class of 1939 held its first class election. Candidates for the offices were selected from the home rooms, and the class voted for one candidate for each office. The following were elected: president, Andrew Sari; vice-president, James Ferriere; secretary, Marion O’Connell; and treasurer, Edward Ferriere.
Morris Gelblum, ’39
The Rhvlhni Ramblers
On September 27 three Lyman Hall students, Charles Burghardt, Joseph Jasinski, and Tony Antonucci, appeared as the Rhythm Ramblers in an Amateur Program on Station W. T. I. C. They played two “hillbilly” numbers.
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Most of the home rooms have elected chairmen to take charge of these meetings, and we are all trying to make these programs successful.
Thus far we have discussed the following: The Automobile as an Asset, Modern Highways, Understanding the Mechanism, and Responsibility, Maintenance and Care of Automobiles.
Edward O’Connell, ’37
We are very fortunate this year to have such a veriety of new books in our school library. Our library is expanding every year, and at the present time it is one of the largest high-school libraries in the state.
During November we had our annual Book Week, and many new and interesting books were on display. One feature of this year's Book Week was the display of letters and autographed books sent to Miss Clark by well-known writers. Letters were received from Wilson MacDonald, Gladys Carroll, William Lyon Phelps, Jeanette Eaton, Bachel Field, and Bobert P. Tristam Coffin. Autographed books were received from Christopher Morley, Dorothy Lathrop, Eric P. Kelly, and Odell Shepard.
Prizes for the Book Week Poster Contest went to Thomas Windsor, who received first prize, and Betty Shelley, second. Anna Tierney and Alex Sabo received honorable mention.
Miss Clark, Miss Hutchinson, and Miss Farr deserve much praise for making Book Week such a success.
Below we have the library report for the months of September and October:
Non-Fiction............... 1,169 1,801
Fiction..................... 568 924
Total circulation, 1936 1,737 (16 days) 2,728 (20 days)
Total circulation, 1935 1,239 (19 days) 1,940 (22 days)
Part II Classes Held in Library
Classes for reading.......................10 2
Classes in Library Science .... — 36
Eldward O’Connell, ’37
The Junior Play
On November 13 and 14 the Junior Class presented A Million Dollar Joke, an amusing comedy in three acts. An appreciative audience enjoyed the excellent acting of the entire cast — Shirley Goodwin, Polly Biggins, Boger Palmer, William Toth, Daniel Cotteral, Donald Parker, Burdette Harrison, Gladys Carlson, Barbara Cooper, Marjorie Tomlinson.
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