Manchester High School - Somanhis Yearbook (Manchester, CT)

 - Class of 1930

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14 -SOMANHIS Because 0 is neutral, it can have no oppo- site. In other words, its opposite ls nothlng, or 0 is the opposite ot 0. In the same way, grey is its own opposite. If black is the opposite of white, and grey the opposite of grey, then black is to white as grey is to grey. B:W::G:G. The product of the means equals the pro- duct of the extremes. BG:WG If we take G from both sides ot the equation then B:W, or Black-.:White. I can check this by Mr. Perry's equation: A glass half full of water equals a glass halt empty. - 1,5 Glass Full : M Glass Empty If we multiply equals by equals the pro- ducts are equal. Bi GF: MGE 2:2 IGF:IGE Ol' Therefore, a glass full of water equals an empty glass. By substitution, a space half full of color tgrey, equals a space hall' empty, Cgreyl. Therefore, a space full of color equals a space empty, or black equals white. If I can prove this and check it by the Hon- orable Mr. Perry, then I do not see why the scienttlc world should not accept it as an established fact. GOOD COMPANIONS IA Morality Play, By Virginia Lowell and Susan Allen, '31 Characte re Everygirl Amusement Temptation Work Love Kindness fE'uerygirl and Amusement are talking to- gether in the room which they share at college. It is the frst day of their freshman year, and, although they appear young and unspoiled, there is an atmosphere of the ultra-modern about them., Everyglrl: I am glad we were placed togeth- gether. I know that I am going to like you immensely. Amusement: Yes, I'm sure we shall be the best of friends. Eve-rygirlz I am wondering what the rest will be like. Do you know any upper class- men? Amusement: Yes, I know Kindness whoisa Senior. She rooms with Love whom I'm very anxious to meet. I've heard she's very beautiful. K Everyglrl: Perhaps we can meet her through Kindness. Amusement: I am going out to find Love now. tShe exits. Everygirl is left alone for a moment, during which she commences to straighten things in the room. A girl enters. She is very plain, and matter of fact, but she is intelligent looking., Work: My name is Work. What's yours? Everyglrl: Everygirl. I love my roommate. Her name is Amusement. Do you know her? Work: Yes, we are good friends. When I'm not studying I'm with her. That reminds me, I ought to go and do my Latin. Goodbye. I'1l see you soon. Everyglrl: Bye. QLeft alonez, I don't think I am going to like Work very -well. She will probably try to turn Amusement against me. I don't care for anyone but Amusement. She's the one I'll go with. QEnter Amusement with Kindness and Love. Love is a very sweet, refreshing, and beautiful girl., Kindness: As far as I've seen, the "freshles" are all very nice this year. Don't you think so? Love: I believe that I shall like Work best. She's such a sensible girl. Everyglrl: I met a boy this morning. I-Ie's awfully attractive. His name is Tempta- tion. Do you know who he is? qThey all cast shocked glances at each other., Kindness: fComing to the rescue., I-Ie's very cute, but I advise you to forget him. He has a bad rep! A Month Later tflmusement, Kindness and Work sit in the same room. They lounge around, chatting pleasantly., Amusement: Wasn't it dear of Everygirl to invite us all to her home during vaca- tion? Work: It certainly was. I think it's marvel- ous how popular she has become. She de- serves it. I'm glad she likes me, now. She didn't at tlrst. Kindness: I was so afraid she'd keep on go- ing with Temptation. I guess she found out what he really is, because she hardly ever mentions him now. Amusement: By the way, where is she?

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SOMANHIS 13 Music Teacher Social Service living-roo-m of a comfortable modern house. Seventeen is seated on a low ottoman. Several college catalogues are scattered about her. She is thinking deeply. Seventeen: What to do! The thought drives me crazy. There are .so many thing to choose from. How can I decide? Business World Cwho has mysteriously ap- peared from a "Bryant-Stratton" ,cata- loguelz Maybe I can help you, Seventeen. Why not take a course in Secretarial Science and ilt yourself for a business career? Thousands of girls .all over the world have flocked to me, and I have gur- en each one her reward according to her worth. 5 Music Qwho has slipped out from between the The scene is laid in the tastefully arranged pages of the Oberlin cataloguelz Why not come with me, Seventeen? You have great musical talent, and your fingers were made to caress a beautiful key- board rather than to "tap-tap" wearily the unmuslcal keys of a typewriter. , You know that if you worked hard you would be an outstanding musician after several years. Think of the joy of living with -beautiful music such as you love--and then think of a hot odice and the "click- cllck" of the typewriter. Ugh! A girl of temperament is out of place in an office. Come with me. Teacher Qwho has come out of the Mt. Hol- yoke cataloguelz Seventeen, come to your senses. Teaching is the ideal profes- sion for a woman. It is refined work! Only flve hours a day of actual work, and a teacher has an excellent chance to study character in every phase of life. Further- more, she is doing something great for humanity-molding the future citizens of the world. Why not try lt? Soclal Service imaking its way from the leaves of the Simmons College bulletin: Say, Seventeen, you enjoy people and their problems. Why not tit yourself for an A No. 1 Social Service Worker? Fancy the- thrilling experiences you'd have. Think it over! - - Seventeen: Business, you are a thrilling pro- position, but I fear that I really couldn't adjust myselflto your exacting demands. Music, you are beautiful, bewitcning. 1 shall always play the piano-but as apro- fesslon, it is too uncertain. Social Ser- vice, you are a wonderful thing. Iaappre- -ciate your great works. But, somehow, I think that older women with more expe- rience are better suited to you than I. Well, Teacher, I guess you win. There are so many things to teach and I know I'd love it. Seventeen picks up the Mount Holyoke Bul- letin with a graceful gesture, and with starry eyes turns to "courses offered." PARADOXICAL PREVARICATION By James Toman '33 This world is full of prevaricators. There are some famous examples of truth twisters, to wit: Baron Munschaesem, who professed to have hitched his horse to a. church splre ar- ter a heavy snow stormg Albert Einstein, who says a straight line ls curved, a curved line ls the shortest distance between two points, parallel lines can meet, a train is longer on the inside than the outside, a right hand glove can Ht a left hand by use of the fourth dimension, and that the sun moves around the earthg also Professor Perry ln our own school, who has proved that an empty glass and a full one are equalg and finally yours truly, whose theory I will discuss in detail sooner or later. It ls said of a liar that he would swear black was white, but not even Munchaesen would have had the courage to glve that equa- tion. Therefore, lf it can be proved that black is white, I automatically become the wor1d's champion prevarlcator. K This is my theory: First we will assume that blackis the op- posite of white. Grey is a neutral tone half- way between the two. B G W I Q- Q Theoretically white contains all colors and black is a complete absence of color. There- fore, black is minus white. 100 is the opposite of --100 and 0 is a neutral point halfway between. g '100.0.--100

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SOMANHIS 15 Work: With Love. She just worships Love. They've gone to help Professor Knowl- edge. They'l1 be back any moment now. QA.: 'voice is heard outsidej. Here they are! CEnIer Love and Everygirl arm in arm. Everygirl smiles happily at them all. The curtain falls., WILLIMANTIC BY HITCH HIKE By James O'Leary, '32 Probably the most humorous event in Man- chester High's 1930 football season.was the trip to Wlllimantic. When I say "trip to Wil- limantlc", I mean the covering ofthe distance between Manchester and Wlllimantic and not what happened upon arrival there. That hap- pening was far from humorous. At twelve-thirty the "old reliable" Connecti- cut Company bus arrived at the West Side "Rec". In short order lt was loaded with eager boys and on its way. The tlrst indica- calamity in store for the players tions of the appeared at Manchester Green, where the bus stopped for breath, and a minute, apparently to get its then was started again. Slowly but surely, much to the disgust of everyone, the old bus plodded on until it reached the foot of "Nigger Hill." Here the sight of the long, steep hill, or of Silverstein's cider mill which of the two no one has been able to de- termine, caused the bus to collapse complete- ly. All the players and Mr. Kelley, realizing the uselessness of the bus, crowded out of lt and spread along the highway, "humming rides". As luck would have it, several Manchester High students and teachers happened along and soon most of the team were on their way again. Several other players received trans- portation ln an old farm truck, which very un- luckily, was exposed to the elements lit hap- pened to be rainingl. The driver of this truck, if it may be called that, was an Italian. On the way he earnestly questioned, "Who are you playing, Willimantic or Windham?" This caused a hearty laugh. Very happily and unexpectedly, everyone had arrived by two o'clock and were soon dressed and ready for the game. The wild trip up was forgotten by everyone during the game, but it will be a topic of happy discus- sion in the future. TO G0 OR NOT TO G0 By Violet Mercer, '31 It was late one night in September when I wearily crossed a moat and knocked at the huge iron door of the castle ot Sleep and Dream. Or rather, I thought it was Sleep and Dream's castle, but it turned out to be Night- mare's. A page admitted me and conducted me down a great many winding passages with candles high on the Walls, flickering restlessly and casting eerie shadows about me. Thought I to myself, "Well, Tommy, me lad, I hope the bedroom this classy doorman is leading me to is more comfy than this, or. very little sleep, or dreams either, you'1l get to- night." Now what did this silly usher do but stop so quickly that I bumped him and nearly broke my nose. After giving him a piece of my mind and rubbing the injured member, I noticed that we had stopped in front of what seemed to me to be a blank wall. Suddenly and to my amazement there appeared a huge gap through which I could see a. room of tlery red. I said in a whisper, "Lordy, I must have died somewhere along the road! This is what I get for not saying my prayers every night." But no, 1 thought' wrong. Still the other place couldn't be much worse than this scarlet room. When I entered the room, I saw that I was in a court room in which everything was a vio- lent red. Before I could take in all my surroundings the clothes-horse led me down an aisle of scar- let plush to a platform so high that I had a stiff neck Khonest-to-goodnessj trying to see its occupant. He was a king Cat least he looked like a king, but perhaps he was a. judge.J Suddenly my heart stood still. Seemingly from under my feet came a thunderous voice. "Are you Thomas Will-Refuse-to-go? An- swer, yes or no!" To my surprise the voice did not come from the door but from an old armour to the right of me. I quickly quavered, "Y-yes, Sir!" for I'll swear on anything you like that I saw the knife the judge held slowly falling towards my head. He said, "This court is held here this even- ing to und you guilty or not guilty of desiring not to return to school for your senior year! Are you guilty or not guilty?" '

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