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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
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.
lt's Wonderful ..... Spring fever
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
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
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
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
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?
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.
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
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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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 .
. Mr. Lane
. . E32
. Mr. Hunt
. Mr. Mears
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
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.
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.
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