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Page 39 text:
Grace Graves ,
Judy Graves ,
J. B. Curtis
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Page 38 text:
"Junior Missu, a comedy in three acts, was presented by the Class of '47 on
November 8 and 9, 194-6. This amusing play was warmly received at both evening
performances before audiences which totaled fourteen hundred.
The play depicts the joys and sorrows of the Graves family, who live in a
New York City apartment. Judy, the younger daughter, involves her family in
situations which almost cause both financial and domestic disaster. One scene shows
Judy and her family around the Christmas tree opening their presents. The last
scene, one of the most colorful and gay, shows Judy entertaining some of her friends
after a formal party.
Of course, some production problems presented themselves. The main diHi-
culty, though, was the absence of the leading lady, who did much of her rehearsing
in a hospital bed. After her return to rehearsals, the problems of cues were in-
creased. Some evenings after an hour or so of confusion and blundering, the whole
cast would relapse into gales of helpless laughter. But after hours, days, and weeks
of rehearsals, the 8th of November finally arrived. Everyone backstage was keyed
up. However, after the curtain was drawn, the actors' performance was better
than at any of the rehearsals.
The Senior Class will never be able to thank adequately the members of the
cast and the students who worked on the various committees. There were, in all,
seventy-Hve students who worked on committees dealing with the play. All of the
seniors who were connected in any way with this play, will always be grateful to
Miss Florence Callahan for her superb direction and to all the faculty who so won-
Page 40 text:
C lass History
The Class of 194-7 began its activities in February of the year 1944. Our first
election of officers placed Robert Groezinger as captain of the new and untested
ship. He was capably assisted by Vice President Barbara Kuster, Secretary Alice
Andersen, and Treasurer Norman Patterson. To help guide us on our voyage we
chose Miss Carmody and Mr. McWilliams: The Hrst test of our ship came in March
when our first dance, the Shamrock Shuffle, was held. That dance showed that
our class would certainly go far in the next three years.
We entered our Sophomore year with Miss Carmody and Mr. Lantz as our
advisers. We presented the Call-To-Arms Hop as the first event in our second year
of high school. On February 23, in collaboration with the great seniors of '45, wc
presented the Hatchet Hop in honor of our first president, George Washington.
Of course Sophomore Day on March 16, was the most thrilling day of the year
for us. We sponsored the assembly, which was a great success. The play, HA Mem-
ory of Erin," which was presented by a good cast, dealt with an Irish family living
in this country. That evening a dance was also held to celebrate the great day. We
called this the Blarney Stone Ball. On April 23rd our play was given again at a
P. T. A. meeting of which the Sophomore Class was in charge.
Oh, by the way, we were carried successfully through this year with Dick
Parsons as president and Doris Wright as vice president. The secretary was Mary
Balch, and Bob Erway handled the funds for us. Our class ofiicers for our Junior
year were Robert Broughham, president, Patricia Painton, vice president, Ramona
Taylor, secretary, and George Osborne, treasurer.
The first activity in our third year was the Hubba Hubba Hop which we pre-
sented in September. The Hi-De-Ho-Down, a square dance, was given in October.
On February 26, we sponsored a performance by Larry Hess, a wonderful magician.
As Mr. Hess is no ordinary magician, his acts amazed all.
The arrival of May 24 was anticipated by everyone, but the vividly remem-
bered flood descended on Elmira that day and all thoughts of the junior Prom
were driven from our minds. By June 5 we were able to reorganize our plans and
the social high light of our school days finally occurred.. We were very excited and
nervous as we took our places in assembly. The audience went into gales of laughter
at the imitation of Duffy's Tavern that we Juniors presented that day. No one will
ever forget Clifford Towner's characterization of Finnegan. That evening Norman
Patterson and Joyce Butcher were crowned king and queen as a part of the annual
Our ship now came to the last lap of its voyagefour Senior Year. We were
determined to make it a year that would not be forgotten. Norman Patterson was
chosen to lead us on to final victory. Barbara Kuster became vice president, Arlene
Shepherd, secretary, and VVilliam Jackson, treasurer. A senior must be chosen as
Student Council president and the school chose James Donovan for this position.
For editors of the El-S0-Hi Alice Andersen and Lois Wladis were chosen. To edit
our yearbook we selected Abraham Golos.
With Miss Carmody and Mr. Lantz still on board to help us chart our course,
we began the year with a Back-to-School dance. Next came the senior play, 'junior
Missf, The play was a huge success and will be remembered as one of the best ever
given. During the Christmas season our class decorated a huge tree in the front hall.
of the school. Christmas music was played during home room periods and between
On February 2, we held a skating party at Grotto Rollercade. It is understood
that some students still remember the falls they took. Also in the same month we
had the Senior Carnival. Three different acts were presented at the sideshow in-
cluding some most unusual feats of surgery, a barber shop scene, and some won-
derful freaks. A terrifying spookhouse provided thrills. To top the evening james
Donovan and Arlene Shepherd were crowned carnival king and queen.
To conclude the activities of our senior year, the senior banquet and prom
were held. Of course, June is the most important month of the whole senior year.
We are determined to struggle through Regents and on to graduation.
Our ship will pull into harbor in June, its voyage successfully completed.
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