Oak Bluffs High School - Beacon Yearbook (Oak Bluffs, MA)

 - Class of 1934

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THE BEACON 11 the going as pleasant as possible. They have seen that our feet did not stray from the path of education. But now, it is up to us whether or not We shall continue in that path. lWe intend to! We could go 011 and mention other pleasant memories-but why should we? No matter how delicately we worded our thoughts, you could never quite appreciate our feelings, you could not feel those pangs which now seize us. So now, with the feeling of friends who have been inseparable for years- but at last must separate-we reluc- tantly bid you, dear Friends and Teachers, "Farewell, " O.B.H.S BONERS "VVho was Napoleon's wife?" "Mrs, Napoleon." "How did the Titanic sink?" "It ran aground-no, it struck a rock." "VVhat did the Normans go explor- ing for?" "They went exploring to find women. " "What ma11 is connected with Mar- tha's Vineyard?" ' A Columbus. H "Now don't take the girls away from their hands." "Give your opinion of Gibbons as a writer." "He wanted to write an immoral work that would last forever." 'Johnson lived on Fleet Street when he died." "'Who were the other countries in the Congress of Vienna besides Eng- land, Austria, and France?" "Great Britain." "What are gyroscopes used for?" '4They are used on large ocean liners to keep them from getting sea- sick." "Trees have many enemies-like fungi, insects, and moths." "What was your rate of palpifa- tion?,' "Ninety beats per second!" "What is veal?" "A baby lamb." 'tln what district is Oak Bluffs?" "District of Columbia." "Now, Mr. Merrill, suppose you should sit down on your knees . . ." "What is an obituary?" "A place where they keep fish." 'lrirnciis GI. Egunlzleg, gliil, QB.

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10 THE B EACON The other schools on the Island have not yet taken up speaking contests. We hope they do soon, for we would be interested in an Interscholastic Speaking Contest. We do regret, how- ever, that these contests were not ar- ranged while some of our best speak- ers were still in school. Nevertheless, we hope that Oak Bluffs will continu- ally improve the quality of her public speaking contests, and we know that when the three schools do compete against each other, our Oak Bluffs speakers will be second to none! WE THANK YOU We know that we could never have realized the happy goal of graduation had it not been for the many kind hands which have so often reached out to aid us. Mr. Merrill, as our class adviser for the last two years, has safely guided us in all our doings. As principal of our High School he has given us his untiring attention, which every pupl under his jurisdiction receives from him. Miss McDermott, while not our class adviser, has worked so hard with us that she could not have done more were she our adviser. Under her watchful eye, the Commercial Depart- ment has done a most excellent job in the preparing of this manuscript. We also extend our thanks to the typists. Mr. Downs has helped to make not only our last year, but our last three years a success. As our teacher, we have benefited infinitely from him. llc helped to make the Speaking Contest a success, at which the Seniors real- ized a certain sum. He coached our play and has given us from time to time advice in regards to the publiea- tion of the "Beacon", While we have only worked with Miss Alley for a brief period, we have learned to hold the highest regard for her, She, too, has greatly aided us, especially as Faculty Adviser to our "Beacon,'. VVe must also thank all those good townspeople who have cooperated with us in every way toward realizing our trip to Washington. Again we say "Thank Youn. FAREWELL We wonder why there is so much sadness attached to this simple word -farewell. Many have pondered upon this same question, none have ever ex- plained it satisfactorily. We will not attempt to. Farewell is such an important word. Before we can say hello we have to say farewell. Yes, before we can say hello to a 11ew place we must say goodbye to our old haunts. Before we say hello, 'Washington, we have to say farewell to Martha's Vineyard-even though only temporarily. Before we say hello, Heaven, as one of our class- mates did, we have to say farewell, Earth. And nearer to us right now-- before we say hello, College, or hello, Life, we have to say farewell, School, and, believe us, it is not the easiest thing to say. It gives us an unexplain- able feeling. Tears rush to our eyes. We feel as if we were being torn from something We love! How often have we been down to the boat to see a summer friend off, and when we said goodbye- Oh! it gave us such a fun- ny feeling, even thought we did know they would come back next summer. But, we in saying farewell to Oak Bluffs High School know that we will not come back. We have completed that part of our lives. ln saying farewell, a thousand and one fond memories fill our minds. Probably the most vivid are those as- sociated with our High School life. How many are the friends we have made here. The teachers have made



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12 THE BEACON FKANUES PENNEY Class of 1934 " The light of her young life went down As sinks behind the hill The glory of a setting star-- Clear, Beautiful and still." Frances left us after we had been in High School only five months. We missed her and we always shall. Frances was a student of rare ability. She was conservative, but friendly. She was sympathetic toward all. Frances took an active part in all school and church alfairs. She was loved by all, and so when she passed on, a breach was left which never shall be filled. WVe loved Frances more than we can say here. She possessed wonderful traits which we have not mentioned, but there is something else--Frances was one of us--we mingled to- gether--we knew one another--we loved one another, and so you see, when Frances said "Goodbye" there was something more than a classmate leaving ns which pained our hearts--our friend, Frances, had left us: we were parted. No more would we see her, no more would she smile on us--no, never again in this world would we meet! They say anyone can be forgotten. This may be true enough when perhaps some person has left no good impressions behind him, but not so with Frances-- every dillicult subject reminds us of her, we wonder if she would have mastered it as she did so many other difficult things. Our decisions bring her to mind--Oh, we can as easily forget Frances as we can escape our consciences! lint be those things as they may, Frances is gone-- but "We cannot say, and we will not say That she is dead, she is just--away, With a cheery smile and a wave of her hand She has wandered into an unknown land, And left us thinking how very fair It needs must be, since she lingers there."

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