Southside High School - Edsonian Yearbook (Elmira, NY)

 - Class of 1939

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watt transmitter, the new station will provide for a more complete and concentrated coverage of local interests. This new station along with WESG will be housed in the new studios, which will be the finest outside of New York City, atop the Mark Twain Hotel. lt is hoped that a license to operate at night will be granted the new station in the near future. WESG, under the management of Dale Tay- lor, cheerfully gives its time without cost to organized educational, civics, religious, fra- ternal, and philanthropic organizations. The time is also given to worthwhile social agencies such as the Community Chest, the Arctic League, and Social Welfare Societies in order to bring an understanding of their various problems to the people of Elmira. This willingness was demon- strated during the flood of July 1935, when for two and one half days WESG broadcast con- tinually thousands of messages from relatives, friends, and relief workers to the inhabitants of the flood area. Two coast to coast broadcasts through the Columbia Broadcasting System originated in Elmira during those hectic flood days of 1935. One of the outstanding cultural programs of interest to students is the "American School of the Air." This program, heard every Monday to Friday afternoon, dealing with science, music, and literature, is used in many schools of Elmira and vicinity as part of the curriculum. The Co- lumbia Broadcasting System's Sunday afternoon concert by the New York Philharmonic Society brings to Elmirans the best available in music. These two broadcasts, plus other important ones of the Columbia System, are maintained by the station even though they could have sponsors take up that time. The chief value of the radio station to Elmira is that it affords the community a medium of local expression. A stimulating effect in promoting music and drama is brought about through the medium of radio. Each year the local station broadcasts from Park Church, the commencement exercises of Elmira College. Many times the various school musical and dramatic organizations are called upon to take part in the broadcasts. Besides stimulating inter- est in these departments, the radio has created a spirit of competition which educators feel is very helpful. Because we all absorb more through our ears than from the printed page, radio managers and experts feel that schools should promote the idea of better radio listeners. If the weekly schedule of radio broadcasts were discussed before hand and the important ones noted, experts say that the schools would be helping more than they realize. No station has the right of censorship, thus outstanding personalities can be heard on both sides of any controversial matters of today, enabling the listeners to form more intelligent opinions on all important affairs. For what it has done for us and our community, our local station deserves this recognition. -Roy Palmer I SCNG TITLES lt's Wonderful ..... Spring fever You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby Virginia Shea Thanks For Everything . . Seniors to S.H.S. You're Lovely, Madame . Agnes Scogland Once ln a While . . . We pass an exam All American Girl . . Eleanor Johnson l Double Dare You . . .- . To skip class There's Something About an Old Love Bob Brady Bugle Call Rag . . Flag Squad Please Believe Me Jack Murphy to Mr. McNaught Margie ...... Marge Baldwin l Know Now ...... After exams Three Musketeers ffeminine versionD Mary Malcolm, Pat Lynch, Rita O'Leary Small Fry ....... Junior High The One Rose . . . Rose Liddy Day After Day . . . Moyer and Murray You're a Sweet Little Headache Kermit Ackley to Evelyn Carey Who Blew Out the Flame . . Mr. Krouse With You On My Mind Bob Steinhauser to Jean Collum Great Day ...... Graduation

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THE WORLD OF TOMORROW As we seniors prepare to leave high school, we are ready to emerge on the threshold of the world of tomorrow. Heralds of this dawn of a new day are the widely publicized trylon and peri- sphere of World's Fair fame. Although our con- ception of this new world is remote, to say the least, there is no reason why we should fail to conquer it. Have the worlds of yesterday not been successfully overcome by others with no more enthusiasm or ambition than we now possess? We have but to accept a challenge offered by the unknown future. We may prophesy, we may make rash asser- tions, we may offer wild suppositions as to what we may expect. None of these, however, would afford any more definite clue than if we reached blindly into a grab-bag. From our ranks must file tomorrow's great-the statesmen, the educators, the scientists, the doctors, and the lawyers who will build tomorrow. These may reach the pin- nacle of success, while others may sink into the depths of oblivion. Some may offer themselves as saviors of mankind, others may succumb to the temptations of wealth and the pomp of power. Whatever the result, it would be a fallacy to assert that there is nothing more to be accom- plished. Surely there are many prospects of ad- vancement along the lines of aviation, television, scientific research, education, and the promotion of world peace. Our opportunities for bettering the world are too numerous to be carelessly ignored. When the world of tomorrow is a reality, we shall undoubtedly find that our former way of life has undergone many changes. Our old ideals, ambitions, and contacts will be but vague memo- ries tucked away in the archives of the past. Perhaps a different environment, new friends, and more varied interests will have replaced the old. We may have suffered only slight changes or we may have become completely alienated from the past. Perhaps the careless mention of a name or a place will faintly ring the bell of memory. There may come a day when we shall look back with nostalgic memories to our school days and realize that we were better because of them. These are all but vague suppositions as to what the future may hold in store for us. They may be futile, for how are we to know if our prophecies will fit the molds for which our destinies have been cast? -Janet Craig O FOOTBALL Scurrying crowds, playing bands, Wildly enthusiastic fans, Towering punts, bullet passes, Wide end runs, center smashes. Each team trying with might and main, To be the one to win the game. -A. Palmieri O RADIO IN ELMIRA ln 1921, Cornell University was granted a license to operate a radio station on a wave length of 1270 kilocycles and bearing the call letters WEAI. During the next eleven years, it was used only a few hours daily for educational and experimental purposes by the electrical engineering department. ln October 1932, the station was leased to the Elmira Star-Gazette, lnc. to be put on a full daytime commercial basis. The wave length was changed twice following this until an open chan- nel at 850 kilocycles, the present one, was finally selected. At the same time the call let- ters were changed to WESG. The Columbia Broadcasting System joined the local station, a 1000 Watt transmitter, to its coast to coast network in July 1935. Many fine programs of national and international origin are brought to Elmira listeners by the local station more clearly than would be possible otherwise. ln .luly of this year the Elmira Star-Gazette lnc. will open a new station, WENY, to the listeners of Elmira. Operating on an assigned carrier frequency of 1200 kilocycles with a 250

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DAILY FEATURES Gang Busters . The Lone Ranger . Jack Armstrong . . Little Orphan Annie . Town Hall Tonight . . QuickQuiz. . . TheShadow. . . Charlie McCarthy . . Weather Forecast . Lux Radio Theater , Fibber McGee . . . Professor Calona . . B-U-L-O-V-A Watch Time Baby Snooks ..... Mr. Keene . . . Static . . . Air Waves . . . Walter Winchell . Uncle Ezra . , . Information Please . Traffic Squad Mr. Higgins Mr. George Miss Cooper Student Council Mr. McNaught . Mr. Lane Bennie Botnick Report Cards . . E32 . Mr. Hunt . Mr. Mears . .TheBuzzer Miss Barber Truant Officer Robert Dennis The Ventilators Mr. Maynard Mr. Palmer . Regents WHAT MY SCHOOL SHOULD EXPECT FROM ME My school expects certain just dues from me in return for the many favors it bestows upon me. It offers me a beautiful building, a wide choice of subjects, a splendid faculty, a complete range of activities, and the companionship of hundreds of friends. In return it commands that I pledge my loyalty, that I obey its laws, and that I work to the best of my ability. It is absolutely right that my school should make these requirements and that I should meet them. My school should first make demands upon my loyalty. She should say that I may not lie to her by skipping school, or forging another name to my excuses, or deceiving her faculty in any way. She has the right to demand that I speak well of her to others and that I do not criticize her teachers and principal. She should expect me to express my loyalty by participating in school activities such as sports, clubs, and social affairs, Just as a soldier is loyal to his native land, so I, a pupil, should be loyal to my school. Southside High should insist that I obey its laws just as our city, state, and national govern- ments compel me to do. It would be unfair to me and to my fellow pupils if I were allowed to dis- regard them. Dodging little school laws might teach me to attempt to evade the laws of the gov- ernment. Since one of its main aims is to prepare youth to make better, more intelligent citizens, my school would be failing if it taught me to ignore laws. Before I entered Southside High, I had to take an intelligence test. This test showed the school what work I was capable of doing. Naturally my school is right in expecting me to uphold this standard. She should not expect the impossible of me, but only that I use what resources I possess and make the most of my opportunities. These demands which my school should make are only a slight return for the advantages which she extends to me. They are a part of the school itself and should be accepted as a matter of course. If I uphold these basic principles, my Alma Mater should be proud to have known me. -Mary Lynch O AWFUL CREATURES, TEACHERS Aren't those teachers awful creatures When the mark they make you toe? When they ask you for a task you Should have finished long ago? When report card day's so hard they Just on purpose give you three's? When you know them and you show them That you're busy as ten bees? When in themes you write just reams, you Use long strings of nice big nouns Red she'II mark 'em, bled she'II park 'em With whole acres of her frowns. Why in thunder do you blunder When you know it makes her mad? Why, those teachers are such creatures That to bait them you are glad. -Barbara Kerlin

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