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Delivered by Iohn Legg
We, the Class of 1939, in full possession of a crammed mind, and a well
trained memory, and being about to pass out of this sphere of learning, do
make, publish, and declare this to be our last Will and Testament, here-by
revoking all other and former Wills by us at any time made:
To the entire school We leave the example we have set as worthy
scholars and blameless students. Our record has been spotless and in all the
prnnals of our career we have done no deed, as a class, that we need blush
To the community at large we bequeath the influence we have been for
the honorable and better things of life: the interest in music, in local dramatics,
in charitable drives-all these have contributed to the development of the cul-
tural spirit and in all we have taken part and done our share.
To the Iunior Class we bestow our richest treasures. Almost too numerous
to mention are these same treasures and when the lower classmen hear the
recital of rare legacies which fall to their possession, we scarcely expect them
to bear up under the shock. To the Iuniors, we do bequeath the honor of oc-
cupying the front seats in the Auditorium. fAlas! what regrets the dear Faculty
will have when they miss "our bright and shining faces."l Our Senior dignity,
our manners, our favor with the teachers, our splendid grades and our tri-
umphant exit as the most popular class this school has ever seen--these are
the rare treasures that we hand down to the coming Senior Class.
But it would not be fair if we withheld other valuables and with great
largeness of heart we pass them along, too. Our capacity for fun, our ability
to laugh off homework, our goodtimes, our friendships, and our loyalty we do
hereby bequeath to the Iuniors, and may they count them among the richest
of the legacies they have received.
To the present Sophomore Class, we do bequeath the joys of being young
and carefree. Enjoy yourselves while you may, for soon enough you will be-
come Seniors, and "Seniority" usually means-work!
To the present Freshman Class, we do bequeath the fun which our class
had during its four high school years. There was never a dull moment and
may your four years be as full as ours were. '-
To the incoming Freshman Class, we leave the hint that hair-ribbons and
brief cases are out of date.
To Mr. Crosley, Dr. Woolson and our Senior Advisors, we leave our deep-
est appreciation and esteem. Through their guidance we have managed to
become Seniors and we feel that the memories of our many activities, difficul-
ties, and 'accomplishments should be left to those who helped our class ob-
tain the place which it has secured in the hearts of our schoolmates and ac-
quaintances. We also leave our extreme gratitude and thanks to all our teach-
ers who have aided us during our high school career.
And now we come to the following personal bestowals which have been
awarded to individuals with complete consideration to the fitness of the reci-
To Harry Brevoort and Katherine Pierce, we bequeath Dave Brown's and
Elsie Vanderhoef's athletic ability, not that they need it, but then, it may be a
help. To George Rogers and Doris Havens we leave Kenneth Chamberlain's
and Priscilla Roetzal's talent before the footlights. To lean Irwin and Arthur
Kaupe, Alice Larsen and lack McCarthy leave their likeable personalities.
King Sargeant's, Ioe Height's and Walter Clayton's gift to Ioe Scudder is
their latest book entitled, "How To Be a Careful Driver ln One Easy Lesson."
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cess both socially and financially. A "Silver Tea" held for the Mothers of the
class gave evidence of our ability to do things with the elite.
The climax of the year was the Iunior Prom, which is the farewell ball
to the Seniors. The gymnasium resembled a garden with bright-colored
chairs, tables and large umbrellas. Streamers of crepe paper in all the pastel
shades were strung from a center revolving mirror reflector which had colored
lights shining dimly upon it from various positions. Everyone attending had
a wonderful time and we justly felt it was the most outstanding social event
of cur three years.
Our Iunior year had helped us to build a foundation for future happiness
and success and we knew that we would enter upon the duties and privileges
of our Senior year with a feeling of confidence and satisfaction.
OLD AGE-Senior Year
September nineteen hundred and thirty-eight found us returning from our
summer vacation as Seniors! How proud and important we felt! We soon
settled, however, in the regular routine of school life. As a result of our elec-
tions: we chose the ever popular, Charles Truax as presidentp a promising
young athlete, Alice Pepper, as vice-president: as our secretary we elected
Barbara Newman who is quite proficient in writing minutes: and probably
our most promising financier, Robert Lewis, as treasurer. Our advisers for
our last year in Manasquan High School were: Miss Beatrice Leitch, Mr.
Chauncey Oakley and Mr. Ivan Reese.
In the fall of this year duty was put aside, and we turned to pleasure
for a few hours. Our Hallowe'en Dance one of the big hits of the season.
We had a peppy jazz orchestra and every one enjoyed himself to his fullest
capacity. Other social activities were two Senior Plays, A Marionette Show,
A Magazine Drive, two Card Parties sponsored by the Senior parents and also
the chancing off of a ton of coal.
During one particular week towards the latter part of March, all classes
witnessed a group of smiling individuals, all in their finest array, demurely
walking about the halls and class rooms. S-s-h-the pictures for the Treasure
Chest were being taken.
During the term we saw our football team in action for the last time as
high school students. Our Band decked out in Blue and Gray uniforms made
a wonderful impression on the Seniors because some of use may never return
to visit Manasquan high and witness their swell formations, parading and
Our class played an active part in scholastic activities through all four
years in high school. We aided in forming clubs and participating in athletic-
and orchestral activities. Our school has one of the finest selection of clubs.
and societies, one of the best student orchestras, one original and thriving
paper, the "Blue and Gray", and many triumphant teams, all of which our
cooperation helped to carry on.
' Our class is the first to use the standardized Commencement Announce-
ments passed by the Student Government and also the first to wear the
original ring seal.
Many members of our class have taken part in the Student Government
and Court, the Hall Patrol, Honor Society, and many other honorable organi-
zations and clubs.
Gatherings never to be forgotten will be Class Night Exercises, The Senior
Ball, Baccalaureate Service, and finally, Graduation! These evenings of joy
and happiness will remain as beautiful memories. At last, after four years,
we are graduating. Mlhen we realize that we are to leave school and dear
old acquaintances behind us, that great event in our lives does not seem to
be such a happy one as we have expected. For some of us, books and studies
are laid aside for new adventures in the business world. For others gradu-
ation means a continuation of school in a higher institution of learning.
The Class of nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, has made an undeniably
brilliant record for itself in the annals of the school. It has supported every
project launched during its existence. However, it is not merely as a separate
class that it wishes to be remembered, it would rather be recalled as a loyal
integral part of that great institution, MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL.
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To Dick Dey we leave Dave Brown's "Iitterbug" ability. Clarence Fishler,
Miriam Sutton, and Bill Thorne grant their ability to go steady, to Earl Heyni-
ger, Peggy Royale and Irving Bennett. Doris Pierce, Peggy Gifford, and lane
Lewis leave their sense of humor to the entire lunior Class. They"ll need it in
their Senior year. lean Hoskins and Charles Truax bequeath their leadership
and ability to "keep things going" to anyone who needs it. Olga Krott and
Harriet Dey present to everyone, who takes delight in criticizing, their famous
Slam Books. Virginia Wilhelm and Lillian Buzzell leave to Francis Holgate and
loan Wilson their title as "Senior Pals." Barbara Newman, Alice Pepper, and
Shirley Thomson leave their changeableness to Claire Eriasconario, Marion
lensen, and Ienny Frey. Milton Schneider bequeaths his seriousness to Paul
Blain, who, we are sure, can make use of it. Louis Whelan and Paul Nutt give
their outstanding brilliance to all the underclassmen, with the hope that they
won't have to rely on it alone. To Harold Longyear and Louise Thompson,
lack Gaskin and Iane Lewis leave their slim lines. Helen Combs grants her
volleyball ability to Esther Lemansky in hopes that she too will become ath-
letic. Dorothy Robbins and Herb Camp leave their ability to argue to the next
year's P. A. D. Class. Ellen Minier and Carol Sprague bequeath their quietness
to Kate Blodis and Molly Eraley. Iohn Wooley and Dick Emmons grant their
way with women to Henry Hoffman and Danny Williams. lack Legg be-
queaths his speech-making ability to Don Risher who also is presented with
one slightly used orchestra. Don gets this gift from none other than "beat-it-
out" Sayers. Thea Westphal bestows her sophistication on Matilda Robcke.
Norman Brown leaves his haircut and his ability to blush to Bob Van Wart.
We're sure Bob will be a class favorite too. Ellen Brandt leaves her position of
cashier in the cafeteria to Kay Sprague, while Reba Holman and Bea Dray-
cott grant their positions behind the candy counter to Doris Burd and Doris
Okerson. Carl Pierce leaves his friendly ways to Frank Newman.
Carleton Sacco and Ioe Lemansky leave their height to Douglas Meyers and
Robert Benington. Leona Kravitz leaves her joking ability to Elizabeth New-
man. lames Robinson bequeaths his good looks to Stanley Kravitz. Adolph and
loe Porto leave their golfing ability to Ben Eckman. Robert Lewis bestows upon
good at figures. Bob Voorhees leaves his social position to his brother who will
keep up the family name. Ted Wilson and Robert Carr leave their stylish way
of dressing to Ed Palmer and George Conklin. Bette Shaak leaves her giggle to
all the fun-loving luniors. Robert Bossett wills his memories of Washington to
Sammie Franklin. Sam's fond of a good time, too, Fred Morton leaves his
fondness of hospitals to any lunior having an interest in this profession. Mar-
ion Brisben leaves her noisiness to Anna Combs. Alfred Booth leaves his
fondness of milk to Iennings Beckwith, We leave Betty Cook's surprising ways
to Pat Whelan and Grant Ehret's odd ways to Herman Eitzner. Lucille Ander-
son and Iames Bennett leave their over--whelming energy to Rhoda Rey-
nolds and Wesley Moon. Wyndham Peck leaves his fondness of baseball to
Ruben Segall. Dorothy Disbrow and Paul Zelek grant their brain-matter to
Stanley Patterson and Ruth White. Malvin Artley bestows his violin ability
to Iohn Zawyrt, who needs a pastime so 'tis said.
The other members of the class leave their individual traits and char-
acteristics to all underclassmen in hopes that they will be appreciated and!
used with as much success as they have been during our four high school
Thus we the Class have heard the call,
ln full accordance with the law,
Have signed and sealed this last decree
In presence of the Faculty.
Witnesses. HONORABLE STEPHEN I. PETROKUBI
lUDGE MATTHEW L. CIRCOLO
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