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Page 13 text:
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
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, "
"VVho was Napoleon's wife?"
"How did the Titanic sink?"
"It ran aground-no, it struck a
"VVhat did the Normans go explor-
"They went exploring to find
"What ma11 is connected with Mar-
' A Columbus. H
"Now don't take the girls away
from their hands."
"Give your opinion of Gibbons as
"He wanted to write an immoral
work that would last forever."
'Johnson lived on Fleet Street when
"'Who were the other countries in
the Congress of Vienna besides Eng-
land, Austria, and France?"
"What are gyroscopes used for?"
'4They are used on large ocean
liners to keep them from getting sea-
"Trees have many enemies-like
fungi, insects, and moths."
"What was your rate of palpifa-
"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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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