Southside High School - Edsonian Yearbook (Elmira, NY)

 - Class of 1940

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THE FRESHMEN EXPRESS THEMSELVES A YOUNG AMERICANS DIARY Any Schoolday 1940 Dear Dlary Got up Went through the same rrgmarole Finally got to school Oh' dear' Eight monoton ous perrods Well, there s one consolatron Were not rn Italy or Germany or France or England Theres the buzzer' a few minutes of sclence The composition of matches e velns and arterres, but not the frrmg mechanism of a machine gun Agaln the buzzer Assembly a debate the abrlrty to say what you want to say It s over and then on to English class Ivan hoe, The Lady ofthe Lake good lrterature not the trash sent out by a Mrnrstry of Publrc Inlormatlon and Enlightenment Algebra class Oh' what s the volume of that tank7 Anyway rt s not the elevatrng range of a gun Hurrah' It s lunch trme good old Amencan food not substrtutes One oclock and work agarn French class lm not being forced to learn It from a mrlltary standpoint Study hall preparatrons done and nothing to What s that7 the Great Seal of the Unrted States an eagle the symbol of courage majesty greatness Not a hooked cross the symbol of death or a bundle of Easces, the old Roman symbol of authorrty Cltrzenshlp class the talk of school and preparing for a vocation not a mrlrtary school such as England s Sand rlngham or France s Sarnt Ayr and preparing for a vocatlon of destructron Home and supper Then out a vrsltln and not drllllng In a Bund meeting Home again to lrsten to the radio Kaltenborn s short terse, rm partial reports and Wlnchell s sometimes too vehement partlallty not tarnted reports delrvered by Germany s Lord Ha Ha Then to bed and thanks for not Irvrng In Europe Thus, In the jargon ofa newsoaperman 30 rs written to another day Robert Kankus YOUNG AMERICANS DIARY When I m old I II pleasures fund In yesterdays brought back to mrnd Not mrghty deeds just common thrngs Tasks and joys that each day brrngs Its an easy thang to wrlte Just a few Irnes every night Telling of the fun Ive had Or how someone made me glad HIS FIRST DATE Sorta thrilled and kinda whlte Was poor Duck s face thrs lovely nrght Hrs steps were laltenng rt was late When he called on hrs Frrst date He frnally arrived and knocked on the door, When no one came, he knocked some more Then out she came from a blaze of Irght To go wrth hum thus moonlrt nrght First to dinner well have to go Then on to some good early show Refreshments later we must eat, Sand she rn a volce so southern sweet Duck turned whute and felt sorta :Il For all he had was a dollar blll How wrll I pay the expenses hlgh7 He wondered tml he thought he d due When Duck had left her at her door, He murmured Good nrght and sand no more But he decided rrght there and then I wrll never date that gurl agaln Robert Weaver MY FIRST DATE My heart was all a flutter, My splrlt blrthe and gay I was helpful to my mother And I sang throughout the day Mother smlled at me so brightly As I flrtted to and fro For she once was young and sprlghtly And my joy she well dad know She watched me as I curled my halr And put rouge upon my cheek She watched me hurry down the starr, And out the window peek She watched me srt down In a charr Ourte nervously to walt, And seemg father s curlous alr, Sand Mary has a date Dorothy Lane There II be pranks and mlschlef, too I II scarce believe exactly true Yet I hope that when I look O er the pages of thus book I shall be proud and qurte content Wrth this tale of years well spent Jane Hardmg l , . . , . ' 1 , . . . ju . , . . . . . . . .. . . . . . , , .. I . v ll - . . .. .. .. f , . .... .. , -I rg . I' ll I l ' D - I A l ' . , . . I D ' - . . I U - U . , , , , ' , 1 , , , .. . . . .- do . . . might's well look at my civics book. ' . . ... ... , , - , . - . . . T ' I .. , I . . . . . . . g . . . . - I . - . . T I I v - - ' ' , I . . . , ' - . . . i I . . . , . . . .. .. A ' ' I . , . s 7 W -mr-W f -V WW- I I ' , . , . . 44

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THE FRESHMEN EXPRESS THEMSELVES SUCCESS Some people thrnk that when theIr names Are known In town and state That they have been successful Because therr names are great But you know Ill take the average man Who really has success Because he knows It Isn t fame But just plaIn happrness Erwrn Cooper WHAT CONSTITUTES SUCCESS7 There IS no set of rules that can be defmrtely lard down to Insure everyone s success If there were, all would be perfect but the world would be a dreary place because of the lack of In centrve for betterment and competItIon There are, however, a few prrncrples whlch must be applred for foundatron of a successful career Frrst each Indrvrdual must drscover hrs natural trends and talents He must then go for ward determrned to work hard and overcome all obstacles that may confront hIm We are told dbIlItI2S are unlrmrted The people who are most lrkely to succeed are the trarned and educated Specral traInIng In our natural talents gIves us more abrlrty and power Added to a thorough educatron we must have courage determrnatron, confrdence In ourselves honesty and a good sense of cooperatron For the person who applIes these prlncrples there can be nothrng but success Jane Hardrng FLUNKED SUBJECT BANNY BARMER s COOK BOOK 1 comrc book In study hall I hour of day dreamIng In class 4 out of 5 lessons unprepared 2 days absence per week 1 overdose of puppy love Cream well 1 overdose of puppy love then gradually add 1 comrc book In study hall SIft together 4 out of 5 lessons unprepared and 2 days absence per week Add l I an hour of day dreamrng In class MIX well and bake l semester In a lazy careless student When done remove from the class and cover wrth the words Flunked Subject Vlfglnld Elwell 41 ASSEMBLIES I LIKE l always look forward to our assemblres at Southslde because they mean a perrod of relaxa tron and excellent entertamment l belreve l enjoy most the programs whrch Include the musIcIans who In natrve costumes brrng to us the musrc and dances of other lands Other pooular forms of entertarnment are bands musrcal qurzzes and symphony orchestras ln my oprnron some of the most educatlonal and Interestrng assemblIes are those In whrch we have well known persons from all over the coun try soeak Therr toprcs Include Internatlonal affarrs occupatrons travel and adventure AssemblIes not only brrng outsrders INTO our school but they QIVQ the DUpIlS a chance to show theIr InItIatIve and orIgInalIty In presentlng an nouncements for school actIvItIes Of course we all enjoy havrng our student government take charge and gettrng together once a week seems to make school lIfe much brIghter Vrrgene Graybrll TO AN UNKNOWN CAREER Wrth Apologres to Rudyard Krplrng WIII you come after hrgh school'7 or surely When college IS over and done7 Wlll you promIse a future of hardshrp Or one of delrght or of fun'7 Have l any Mss to publIsh7 Can l be a brg radro star7 Southsrde l-lrgh offers traInIng for all these But l gaze on them all from afar Shall l look In the future and frnd there A career or just more thrngs to do7 Shall l teach In a gym or a classroom7 Or make a desrgn for a shoe7 Shall l be a Greek dancer an artIst7 Or play a plano or sIng7 Shall l make funny rhymes for the teacher7 Instead of the usual thrng Elrzabeth Blau I . . . . . I I I , . . . . . , , . ' ' , . I . O . . , . . . . , ' - . I I I - , . , , . h I . I . . that when our real powers are put in motion our - - - I . . . . I l - - , . ' . . . . . . . , I ,A - . . f . . . . L , . - I 2 . I . I I - , ' ll - . . . . , . 45

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