Upper Kennebec Valley High School - Boreas Yearbook (Bingham, ME)
- Class of 1945
Page 1 of 48
Pages 6 - 7
Pages 10 - 11
Pages 14 - 15
Pages 8 - 9
Pages 12 - 13
Pages 16 - 17
Text from Pages 1 - 48 of the 1945 volume:
N 6 FJ SKOWHEG-AN, MAINE
11th Edition I945
Bingham l-ligh School
"I am Boreas, the North Wind
Now I-Korn, I come from tho Northland
Child of ice and snow,
Sti'z111gm', I wander now
l'Yl'lL'0YNP me to your midst,
I'Ivt'rir-nd me in my youth,
Nourish me that I grow
To manhood, and become enshrined
A loyal son of Bingham High."
We dedicate this eleventh edition of the "Boreas
To Superintendent Hollis Ingalls,
whose interest and concern in promoting
the Welfare of our school has Won him
the respect and admiration of us all
Standing: Miss Russell, Mr. Quint, Mrs. Hannay
Seated: Miss Hight, Principal Perry, Miss Emery
Mr. Russell W. Perry. Principal-Math.-Sciences.
Farmington Normal, 1935, Gorham, B.S. 1943.
Summer Sessions: Bates, 1936 and 1937, Harvard, 1943 and 1944.
Harmony, Fairfield, Waterville, Dover-Foxcroft, Greenville, Bingham
Mr. Rudolph M. Quint. Industrial Arts-Math.
U. of M. 1928 and 1930.
Summer Sessions: Farmington, 1933 and 19393 Gorham, 1944.
New Portland, Bingham.
Mrs. Geraldine Hannay. Languages.
Colby, A.B. 1921, Harvard, 19363 Bates, 1939.
Foxcroft Academy, Higgins, Bingham.
Miss Elizabeth Emery. English-History.
U. of M., A.B. 1944.
Miss Elsie Hight. Home Economics-History.
Nasson College, B.S. 1943.
Miss Marguerite Russell. Junior high grades.
Farmington Normal, Gorham Normal.
Bingham Junior High.
Call to Co ors Es
p is is if is 4
xlzx x '.,. Q :
it ' 1
Sllc Evander Andrews, Jr.
Pfc. George Adams
Cpl. Clifford Atwood
Lt. Craig Barnaby
Pvt. Louis Batchelder
Pfc. Terry Beane
Sgt. Arlie Bigelow
Pvt. Bernard Carl
Pfc. Wendall Cates
Pfc. Clarence Chasse
Pfc. Gerald Chase
Major John Craig
P.O.2lc Albert Dunton
Cpl. Stuart Dunton
Sgt. Gerald Forsythe
Pvt. Edward Foster
Pvt. Edwin Foster
Sgt. William Folsom
S2 c Ray Garland
Ph. M. 1,c Stanton Giberson
Pfc. Lawrence Gehrke
Eins. Clarence Gilman
Sgt. E. Maurice Giguere
Lt. Bruce Gilbert
S. ik: QF-CJ Russell Goff
P. O. 2lc Merwin Lawyerson
Cpl Leon McDonald
Pvt Robert McF'ee
Pfc. Eugene Martin
Pvt Emery McIntyre
Pvt. Weldon Morine
S 2lc Reginald Padham
. Blaine Robinson
Cpl Glen Rollins
Sgt Merrill Rollins
Sgt Maynard Robinson
Sgt Earl Savage
Pfc Kenneth Shaw
Sgt Wilfred Small
FlO Richard Spaulding
Cpl Earl Smith
Pfc. John Gordon, Jr.
Pfc. Gerard Guay
Sgt. Blaine Hale
Sgt. Kenneth Hanlin
Cpl. Gerald Hanlin
Lt. James Hilton
Pfc. Frank Hunnewell
C. M. 3lc Milton Lawyerson
Pvt. Blin Witham
Pvt. Guy Williams
1st Lt. Morris Wing
Pvt. Merle Woodward
S llc William Whitman
Cpl. Wellman West
Sgt. Stephen Young
P. M. 3lc Virginia Young
2nd Lt. Dorothy Young
This list is as nearly complete and correct as we were able to make it We hope
we will be excused for any errors or omissions. R- Qlllgley 47
,, ., , . ..--.,.-..,., ,.,.,. W,,-.,--.-.. .N ,--
l'1 I 'l. MM, H, , - .
EDITORIAL BOARD PICTURE
Standing: R. Quigley, R. Whitman, G. Goff, A. Goff, G. Berry, E.Henderson, D.
Sterling, J. Potter, P. Beane, A. Manchester.
Seated: B. Lane, N. Macdougall, G. Croteau.
BOREAS EDITORIAL BOARD
Editor-in-Chief Nellie Macdougall
Assistant Editor . . . Gloria Croteau
Bus. 8z Advertising Mgr. . Philip Beane
Athletic Editor Eugene Henderson
Literary Editor , .. Jeannette Potter
Senior Editor . Nellie Macdougall
Junior Editor ,. .. . , Bertha Lane
During the past few years we have
tried to prepare a year book which
would be of special interest to those
who have attended B. H. S., and who
are now in the armed forces. Rather
than publish a book with a wartime
theme, we have attempted to find the
atmosphere of home, using local sub-
Sophomore Editor ..,. , Robert Whitman
Freshman Editor ..., .. .. .. , Allen Goff
Senior Statistics . . ., ,.,, Donald Sterling
Alumni .... .. ,. .... ...... R uth Quigley
Copy Manager ,....., ,..,..... ..,. G e neva Goff
Humor . . ........ . . ,.,..,,.. Alvida Manchester
Student Council .. ...,. . Gerald Berry
We hope it will be possible for many
of those in the armed forces to have
the BOREAS, and We hope those who
have it will find some lift and enjoy-
ment, some remembrance of home.
We wish to thank all those who have
helped us to publish this year book,
especially Mr. Quint, who has worked
so unseliishly with the editorial board.
N. Macdougall '45
MR. MILTON REYNOLDS
"Milt" has been a faithful workerand
a grand friend to all of us at B, H. S.
We have appreciated his hard work on
so many winter mornings! He has also
served the other two school buildings
at the same time. Realizing what a big
job this is, and all the labor it involves,
we want to show our grateful appreci-
ation and thanks.
During the latter part of this school
year when Mr. Reynolds became ill,
we discovered what a vital part he
had had in our program. We missed
him very much, and we are certainly
glad that he is back with us again.
N. Macdougall '45
Pk Pls Pls PK
OUR B. H. S. LIBRARY
In the past few years at Bingham
High School we have added many new
books to our library. The town makes
a certain appropriation each year, and
out of this our library books are pur-
chased. We are installing a new sys-
tem called the "Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem". The purpose of this new system
is to help students get used to librar-
ies. Even though our library is small,
if we use the Dewey Decimal System,
we shall feel "at home" in larger li-
The first .part of the system is to
give each book a call number accord-
ing to the classification under which
it comes. These headings are : C13
General Works, which consists of
books on library science, encycloped-
ias, newspapers, and general periodi-
calsg C25 Philosophy, classified as
books pertaining to the human mind,
Q33 Religion is compromised of books
on all the different kinds of worship,
C41 Sociology, which includes books
on the study of humanity, Q51 Lan-
guage, consisting of dictionaries, gram-
mars of all languages, Q61 Pure Sci-
ence, made up of books on mathemat-
ics, astronomy, chemistry, and botany,
Q71 Useful Arts, which includes books
pertaining to daily living, C81 Fine
Arts and Recreation, made up of books
on landscape gardening, architecture,
painting, music, and amusementsg C95
Literature, which contains books on
poetry, essays, plays, oratory, and the
like, and C101 History, which includes
geography, travel, and biography.
Fiction comes under a separate di-
vision and is listed alphabetically by
Each book is marked with the first
two letters of the author's last name
and with the call number. The vol-
umes of a set or duplicate copies are
marked with the same call number.
The books are arranged on separate
shelves, the histories in one section,
biographies in another, fiction in an-
other, until all the books are grouped
according to classification,
Each book in the library, except fic-
tion, has 3 cards which are filed or
catalogued. One is called the author's
card, another the title, and the third,
the subject card. On the author card
is first, the name of the author, next a
little about the book, and the title and
number of the book. On the title card
there is first the title, then a sentence
about the book, the author's name,
and the number. The title cards are
arranged in alphabetical order to
make them easy to find. For the mak-
ing of the subject cards the table of
contents is examined to find the pro-
per subjects, and references and cross
references are made. Some books re-
quire only one subject card, while
others may need several.
This system, we know, sounds rath-
er complicated at first, but we feel
that as we begin to use it, we shall
understand it beter. The way the cards
are going to be arranged and also the
order in which the books are put on
the shelves will make it easier to find
the book for which you are looking.
We feel that this system is a good
one, and that, as our library grows
from year to year, more of the pupils
are going to use and enjoy it. Now
let's all try to understand the new sys-
tem of our school library and then
G. Goff '45
lk 1 1 K
LET'S DO MORE READING
How much reading do you do?
What is your answer to this? We can
never do too much reading so far as
worth-while books are concerned.
Very few of us realize the educa-
tion a person can obtain in reading.
Books increase our vocabularies to a
great extent. They help us get ac-
quainted with life itself, and with
great writers. We learn the author's
view on life and his experiences.
If reading is taken seriously. The
statement from Bacon "Reading mak-
eth a full man" is true. The reader is
full of ideas and his life is full of
riches. Bacon's advice on how to read
is also valuable. He suggests that you
only "taste" some books, "swallow"
others, and some few should be chew-
ed and digested. The modern novel
would be one to taste or skim through.
Books with more depth in them should
be read with more attention, while
books of great value should be read
wholly, and be given much thought
and then reread occasionally.
It has been said that movies have
been more popular than reading. If
this is true, something should be done
about itg for something very precious
has gone out of American life. We
should consider many things. From
what sources have many of the best
movies originated? The answer to this
is books. Stories have to be written
for all movies. Fine as a movie may be,
it can never be an adequate substitute
for reading, We should be interested
in the author of the stories behind the
movies, and how the story came about.
Enjoyment as well as finding an ed-
ucation, can be found in reading. A
better pastime or hobby could not
be found. A person who becomes ac-
quainted with books in early life will
never be without a companion in later
years when many of his friends have
gone. Why don't you find out for your-
self and read more?
J. Potter '45
SENIOR PLAY PICTURE
Standing: B. Cates, D. Sterling, W. York, G. Berry, S. Messer.
Seated: N. Macdougall, J. Potter, Mrs. Hannay, coach, B. Pratt, G. Goff
When Sam Morton comes to the
conclusion that his family thinks his
only use is to hand out money when
ever they ask, and have no respect for
him, he puts his son and daughter out,
tells his sister to find a new place to
live, sells his drug store and leaves.
Of course, they come to their senses,
learn to stand on their own feet, and
finally conclude that father Wasn't
just an "old fogy" after all.
Cast of Characters
Sam Morton ,. , .. ..,. ..,. . . Gerald Berry
May ,, . .,.., Jeannette Potter
Guy ,. , ,, ., Omar Giberson
Letty . .. ..
Lizzie .,.. , .. ..
, . ....,. Shirley Messer
, , , ...,..,. Bernice Cates
.. ...,,.... Barbara Pratt
. .,.. .,...... D onald Sterling
Coach M. ... .... .. .. ........,..,....,.... .. Mrs. Hannay
"Treadmil1', was presented by the
senior class December 8, 1944. The
play proved to be a real success, and
We express our appreciation to all Who
helped to make it so.
J. Potter '45
GERALD BERRY A
Whenever there's a job to do it's "get Jerry". So Jerry has
served on numerous committees and in many offices. He has
an outstanding record in athletics as well. His spare time
is spent at Dunton Hotel, and there too, he is very success-
ful. May you always have this success, Jerry.
Student Council 1, 2, 3,4, Officer of Student Council 3, 43
Boreas Staff 3, 43 Senior Play 43 Class Ofiicer 33 Winter
Carnival Team 1, 43 Intramural Carnival 2, 3, 43 Football
Team, 1, 2, 3, 43 Letter Winner 23 High Point Winner 3, 43
Baseball Team 1, 2, 3, 43 UB" Club 1, 23 P. T. Leader 23 Grad-
uation Pageant 2, 33 Victory Corps 2.
Bunny is one of the few members of our class who has
planned her future with determination. We wish to thank
you for all you have added to our class, Bunny, and we join
in wishing you success as a nurse.
lHiking Club 23 Victory Corps 23 Home Nursing 43 Senior
P ay 4.
Always ready with a laugh, Omar has kept the class
laughing with him. But besides being the clown of the class,
he has been a good sport and willing helper, although most
of his time is taken up in "outside activities". Best of luck
in the Army, Omar.
Class Marshal 33 Senior Play 43 Student Librarian 33 Prize
Speaking lfirst place winnerl 13 Intramural Carnival 43
Baseball 3, 43 Football 43 Graduation Pageant 2, 33 P. T.
Leader 33 Victory Corps 23 Class Officer 1, 2, 33 Moving Pic-
ture Operator 4.
Geneva has been one of the hardest workers of our class.
Because of her dependability, she has had many jobs given
to her. She has made a grand class president and we apprec-
iate her work. We wish you lots of success and happiness,
Student Council 1, 2, 3, 43 Boreas Staff 3, 43 Student Li-
brarian 43 Senior Play 3, 43 Hiking Club 23 Class Onicer 1,
3, 43 Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4g Victory Corps 23 P. T. Leader 2,
33 Glee Club 1, 23 Music Festival 13 Graduation Pageant 2,
33 Home Nursing 33 Intramural Carnival 4.
Doug is the solid member of our class. Having a strong
will and determination, he never gives up an argument. His
other favorite amusements are teasing the girls and walking
Jan home. He has worked with us on all our class activities,
and without his aid our projects would have been impossible.
Best of luck Doug, you'll make a great "top sarge" in the
Student Council 23 Winter Carnival Team 1, 2, 43 Intra-
mural Carnival 2, 3, 43 Baseball Team 1, 2, 3, 43 Football
Team 1, 2, 3, 43 Letter Winner 1, 23 "B" Club 1, 23 Gradua-
tion Pageant 2, 33 Victory Corps 2.
'Ifo "Guppie" we owe a good share of our success in class
activities. Not only is she talented in many ways, but better
still she has always been willing to use her talents to help
in the school and community. All through her four years she
has been active on committees, assembly programs, stamp
sales, and parties. We know you will succeed in your chosen
field, Nellie. -
Student Council 1, 2, 4, Boreas Staif 2, 3, 4, Student Li-
brarian 2, 3, Senior Play 4, Home Nursing 3, Hiking Club 2,
Prize Speaking 3, Class Officer 1, 2, Winter Carnival Team
4, Intramural Carnival 3, 4, War Stamp Salesman 2, 3,
D.A.R. Candidate 4, Victory Corps 2, P. T. Leader 2, 3, Glee
Club 1, 2, Music Festival 1, Graduation Pageant 2, 3.
SHIRLEY MESSER I
Living out of town, Shirley, has "walked" through her
four years of high school. She has always been the quietest
girl in our class but she has hidden talent, as we discovered
in our senior play. We wish you happiness in all your future,
Senior Play 4, Hiking Club 2, Victory Corps 2.
J EANNETTTE POTTER
Because of her musical ability, Jan has been pianist for all
our school programs and pageants. She has worked hard
for the success of the class, and her cheerful disposition has
helped out everywhere. In whatever you do, Jan, we wish
you all the luck and happiness possible.
Home Nursing 3, Boreas Staff 1, 2, 3, 4, Senior Play 4,
Student Librarian 4, Hiking Club 2, Class Officer 1, 4, In-
tramural Carnival 3, 4, War Stamp Salesman 2, 3, Victory
Corps 2, Glee Club 1, 2, Music Festival 1, Graduation Pag-
eant 2, 3.
Barbara, contrary to the general rule for red hair, has a
quiet cheerful disposition. She has always shown her willing-
ness to help and has been a great aid in our class activities.
Good luck in the future, "Red".
Student Librarian 3, 4, Senior Play 4, Hiking Club 2, Class
Officer 3, 4, Victory Corps 2, P. T. Leader 2, Glee Club 1, 2,
Music Festival 1, Graduation Pageant 2, 3.
Bud's greatest interests are music and girls, with both he
is successful. He has been an active member of our class,
and we prophesy great things for him. Best of everything,
Student Librarian 3, Boreas Staff 4, Senior Play 4, Prize
Speaking 3, Class Officer 3, 4, Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4, Football 1,
2, 3, War Stamp Salesman 4, Victory Corps 2, Graduation
Pageant 2, 3, Letter Winner 2, Orchestra 2, "B" Club 2.
Our one really quiet member of the class is Morris. Having
left us in our freshman year and returning during our
senior year, he has not really spent his four years with us.
Still he has become a willing member of the class, and a
friend to everyone. We wish you luck in the future "Skipper",
Transferred from Central High School, North New Portland
Billy is sometimes referred to as "Donkey", but actually
he is anything but what this would imply. Billy is noted for
his sober expression, especially while cracking a joke. He
has come a long way to go to B. H. S. and he has been a
welcome addition to our class. We unite in wishing you
Seniir Play 43 Victory Corps 23 Graduation Pageant 2, 33
Baseball 2, 3, 43 Football 2, 3, 43 P. T. Leader 23 Intramural
"Lib" believes in taking things easy, and so she does. She
has worked hard this year, and still manages to carry on
quite a large correspondence. Best of luck, t'Lib" and may
all those day-dreams come true.
Winter Carnival Team 43 Intramural Carnival 2, 3, 43
Graduation Pageant, 2, 33 Home Nursing 33 Victory Corps
23 Glee Club 1.
The purpose of the Student Council
is to support and sponsor all school
activities that are given by the school.
There are three representatives
from each class, two being chosen by
vote, and the third member being the
The council was not so active this
year as in the past, on account of the
fact that it was started so late in the
year. Our first meeting was held Sept.
26, 1944, and the following oflicers
were elected: President, Gerald Berry3
Vice-President, Nellie Macdougallg
Secretary, Alvida Manchesterg Treas-
urer, Sandra Keeneg and Faculty Ad-
visor, Principal Perry. We planned to
have a treasure hunt and Weenie
roast for the following Friday night.
The committee for the hunt were: Nel-
lie Macdougall, Geneva Goff, and Al-
vida Manchester. We voted to have
yearly dues of S2 and tickets were to
be bought before November l. We also
STUDENT COUNCIL PICTURE
Standing: J. Hunnewell, R. Quigley, M. Young, C. Brackett, W. O'Brien, A. Goff,
R. Boynton, G. Goff.
Seated: G. Begin, G. Croteau, A. Manchester, G. Berry, S. Keene, N. Macdougall.
voted that the attendance at the meet-
ings should be required. At our next
meeting, held October 6, we voted for
two one-dollar tickets for dues instead
of one ticket a year. A committee was
chosen to plan a schedule for assembly
programs. Assemblies were to be held
once a week, and would be given by
the following groups: Student Council,
1 3 Classes, 45 Outside Speakers, 43
Junior High, 13 Departments, English
etc., 33 and Faculty, 2. The committee
chosen to make out the program was
Ruth Boynton, Allen Goff, Gloria Cro-
teau, and Geraldine Begin. It was also
voted that the Principal should take
care of all the bills. On November 7,
1944, another meeting was held to
choose delegates for the Student Coun-
cil Convention to be held at Cony High
School, Augusta, November 18. Dele-
gates were: Gerald Berry, William
O'Brien, Nellie Macdougall, and Glor-
ia Croteau. We voted 351.00 for regis-
tration fee of delegates. The delegates
did not attend the convention due to
the gas and tire shortage.
On January 15, 1945, We held an-
other meeting, in which we decided
that the contestants of the carnival
should be required to have activity
tickets to enter.
The Student Council supported and
sponsored the winter carnival and the
carnival ball. The carnival was held
at the school house and at Baker
Mountain. The ball was held at the
Grange Hall. Both were very success-
IT HAPPENED TO OUR SON
"No, it can't be true!" exclaimed
Mrs. Duplesea as she read through
the telegram just handed to her by
her husband. "It couldn't have hap-
pened to our 'Mike'." It was true,
though, and no one could deny it. It
had really happened to their own lit-
Wishing to calm his wife, Mr. Du-
plesea replied, as he grasped the tele-
gram from her hand to read himself,
"It appears to be so, dear, although l
can hardly believe it myself." Glanc-
ing from the telegram in his hands,
Mr. Duplesea saw tears in his wife's
eyes. He did not have to ask her to
know what she was thinking. She was
remembering-remembering as far back
as the day they had come to America
from Switzerland in 1918.
They had been especially happy to
get to America. After living there a
few months, they had decided to be-
come naturalized and later were A-
emricans and very proud of it. The
first few years in America had been
hard. They had had to finish paying
for their voyage over and they had
had to pay for their farm machinery
which Mr. Duplesea had bought. They
were poor people, but they got a liv-
ing and paid for their farm also.
Early in 1922 they were blessed with
little 'Mike'. He was to be their only
child and he immediately became the
object of all their pride and devotion.
They had made great plans for 'Mike'
and had he had the time before going
to war, he probably would not have
Mrs. Duplesea was remembering
Mike's first tooth, his first words, his
first hair cut, and finally his first day
at school. How proud he had been that
first day of school as he marched down
the road with his lunch box in hand
humming an old Swiss song taught to
him by his father. He never did care
for school, but that first day had been
quite an experience for him.
A long sigh from her husband
brought Mrs. Duplesea back to the
present. It was nice to be remember-
ing the past. She wished that she were
back in those old days when 'Mike'
was a little boy and her husband had
been making a good profit on his crops
A remark from Mr. Duplesea start-
led his wife, "Remember the day, when
'Mike' was in the fourth grade, that
he came home with a black eye?
That was the first fight he was ever
in. Remember how shy he was to come
into the house for fear that I would
As if in answer, Mrs. Duplesea
smiled. Yes, she remembered it. She
also remembered plastering a steak
over his eye that night, when he went
to bed, so that it wouldn't look too bad
the next day. She had said, "Now try
to keep that on there and your eye
won't look too bad in school tomor-
'Mike' complained, "Aw Ma, I ain't
no sissy. What do I care if I have a
black eye or not? Maybe the fellas
will think I'm tough and leave me
Mrs. Duplesea had to get cross then
14 ' BOREAS
and scold him or he would have teased
her so much that she'd have given in
to him and let him take the steak off.
"Leave that on there, young man",
she commanded, "and if you come
home with another one of those black
eyes right away, I'll have to speak to
your teacher about you." With these
final words, 'Mike' had rolled over and
gone to sleep.
'Mike' had grown up fast. It had
been hard to believe it when he had
graduated from high school, He was
a big boy then, larger than his dad.
He had been a class officer nearly all
the way through school, he was liked
by all his comrades, he was good in his
studies, and he was one of the best in
the field of sports. His father remem-
bered him as a quarterback on the
school football squad. He was as good
a player as was to be found anywhere
around. After graduation, 'Mike' had
helped his father on the farm with the
intention of later going to the State
University. He was a husky lad and
two years ago he had been called for
the army. He wanted to go. Mr. Du-
plesea had not tried to keep him on
The sound of the clock striking six
reminded Mrs. Duplesea that it was
nearly time for supper. "Thomas, I
wish you'd go down to the well and
get a pail of water", she said to her
husband. "I'll have supper ready in a
jiffyf' With that, she went into the
kitchen and busied herself with the
task of preparing supper.
Later when they were seated at the
table, Mrs. Duplesea repeated, "I just
can't believe it's true about 'Mike'."
She paused, then went on, "It certain-
ly is wonderful, though."
"Yes", replied her husband," it cer-
tainly is wonderful that anything like
that could happen to our son. To think
that he's been promoted to private
first class is almost unbelievable!"
G. Croteau '46
IF 1 4' 42
THE LOST GENIUS
Dr. Douglas Sawyer did not find the
silence that pervaded the huge, dark-
ened study so monotonous as many a
guest surely would have done. He sat
observing the small, child-like figure
which occupied an equally small,
straight rocking chair near the fire-
place. The light from the dying fire
showed the blank, thoughtless stare
on the face of the unhappy little man.
"How typical his expression is",
thought the young doctor. "I have
seen exactly the same helpless look
with so many similar cases of amnes-
ia, and yet I get nowhere with my
study of him. The family will soon
doubt that they have hired a trained
psychologist, and I shall doubt it my-
The doctor went on pondering thus,
going over all the facts he knew con-
cerning his host, who continued to
stare indifferently to the familiar sur-
roundings of his study.
With wrinkled brow, Sawyer went
over again in his mind the conversa-
tion he had had that afternoon with
Jean Anderson, the young niece of
"By looking at Uncle Mark now,
you can't imagine him as he was at
the height of' his career. He was such
a quick, alert little man, and so young
for his age!"
"At the height of his career?" the
"Yes, he was really just becoming
famous, and no one knows what great
compositions he might have written in
these thirteen years!"
"You were quite young when your
uncle became ill, then?"
"Only ten, but Uncle Mark had a
personality that impressed even the
smallest children in the family."
"I take it he never married."
"No, he has always lived alone, his
music was his love, I guess."
"Your family hasn't been much help
to me: they don't seem to have any
idea what caused his illness. They said
he was proud of his music, but there
must have been some great shock, or
disappointment-haven't you some i-
dea what caused it?"
He had eyed her carefully, feeling
more like a lawyer than a man of his
own profession, but she had not re-
sented his questioningg she seemed
only anxious to help him cure her
"It must seem strange to you that
they have waited thirteen years before
trying a psychologist to help him, but
that was because my Uncle Oscar held
no faith in your profession", she had
smiled and gone on. "I can tell you
everything that happened the last
night I saw Uncle Mark before his ill-
Sawyer leaned forward eagerly.
"Then somethin' out-of-the-way did
"Well yes, although it seems a trif-
le, even now, He had just completed a
'masterpiece', one he had worked on
for over a year. He had gathered the
whole family, along with a friend of
his, a music critic, to hear it. I remem-
ber it well, it was a stormy night and
we hadn't wished to come out here.
We were in the study and he played
on his grand piano."
"What was the matter?"
"It was the piece," she answered
oddly. "It was like none of the rest of
his great works. It went on and on
until I was quite restless, and the old-
er company ready to leave. When he
finished, he turned around to us, and
he read in our faces the answer to his
unasked question. The excited fiush
drained from his face, he sat there
only for a second, then he rose and
left the room without speaking, and it
was after that he became ill. He has
never played, not one, since then."
"How simple," Sawyer had remark-
ed. "How very strange that such a
great man could 'be affected by one
"We tried every way, you know, to
interest him in his music after he got
well," the niece went on, "at first we
believed him to be angry, but he con-
tinued not to recognize us. He has
lived on here in his own home, but he
is like a stranger in it."
Here Sawyer's thoughts ended as
he suddenly became aware that the
little man was leaning forward in his
chair, staring into the darkness. The
fireplace held only a red glow, and
the ticking clock made a noise that
shattered the silence. The young doc-
tor was also aware of a low rumble of
thunder and the sound of light rain
against the windows. He started to rise
and to turn on a light when a sudden
tiash of lightning showed the chair
beside the fireplace empty. In the
darkness that followed, Sawyer strain-
ed his eyes, and listened intently for
some movement near him. A loud
clash of thunder was followed by a
brilliant Hash that revealed nothing
of Markus Anderson. The rain drove
against the window, and young Doc-
tor Sawyer, rising from his chair,
wished that the family had seen best
to have someone else living with their
lost relative other than the faithful
Albert and the cook, who were both
in the servants' quarters. True, he was
quite harmless, but it would have
been a bit more pleasant under the
circ-umstances, not to be alone with
this queer lost genius. The lightning
no longer helped him as he groped a-
cross to the light switch, it had lost
its brightness, and came faintly and at
long intervals. He was thankful that
the storm was breaking so soon. He
slid his hands along the smooth sur-
face of the wall, feeling for the switch.
A sound filled the room, that was
not thunder, and he Spun around to
face the piano, Dimly he made out the
form leaning over the keys. The music
filled the room and drowned out the
noise of the wind and rain outside, it
was a series of chords each one a deaf-
ening sound. Sawyer found the switch,
and the room was Hooded with light.
The player did not notice the light.
Sawyer thought quicklyg here was his
chance. The storm had brought back
a little of the memory. If only he could
complete the picture! He was startled
as Albert appeared suddenly in the
doorway, staring in amazement to-
ward the man at the piano.
"It's the piece," he murmured to the
"Yes, I thought so," Sawyer whis-
pered. "You must remember every-
thing that goes with that piece. Every-
thing! Who came to hear it that
Albert, bewildered, remained silent.
"Quickly," urged Sawyer. "All the
family? And the friend, is he living?
The critic, I mean. Come Albert, think
Finally Albert left to call those who
were available and near at hand, as
he had done thirteen years ago.
Sawyer turned his attention to An-
derson, who played on and ong and as
he listened, he knew it to be the com-
position that had failed. There was no
theme or tune, but a series of notes
that went on endlessly. The doctor
watched his patient carefully. He
showed no signs of fatigue. Sawyer
crossed the room to see the musician's
face. It had the same blank expres-
sion as before. His eyes did not show
interest. The young doctor felt that
his scheme was hopeless.
He went back to the door and called
ffoftly to Albert who had finished tele-
phoning in the hall. He talked with
him in the doorway, together they ar-
ranged the room as Albert remember-
cd it had been thirteen years ago.
The young doctor appealed to the
family to help him, as they hurriedly
gathered in the study.
The playing ceased. They heard the
clock on the mantle ticking, then ap-
plause filled the room. Slowly Markus
Anderson turned, and he looked be-
wildered. Oscar Anderson arose, and
all eyes watched him as he approached
"Markus, that was a masterpiece!"
The musician's eyes grew bright at
the familiar voice, and the longed for
praise. He smiled. But when he turned
to look at the rest of the group, a new
bewilderment followed. He knew the
room, his brother, but he stared at
the rest. Then young Doctor Sawyer
knew that the time had come. Now he
could begin to work with the patient
who found himself, but lost the mem-
ory of thirteen years.
THE SUNNY HILLS OF CONCORD
The sunny hills of Concord
Are the best for you and me. f
'lhe scenery is the finest
From Maine to 'I'ennessee.
The trees you find are many,
All kinds are to be seen,
Maple, ash, and hemlock,
And all the evergreen.
The spring hnds all leaves budding,
The summer finds them brightg
In autumn they are glorious.
ln winter trees are white.
in winter there are sleigh rides,
1've never had such fun,
'lhe harness bells are tinkling
And how the horses run!
'ine gardening starts out easy,
All you do is throw the seedsg
But the only thing I hate is
Pulling up the weeds.
'lhen there comes the haying,
'Ihe animals must eatg
But please don't start yelling,
When the thistles pierce your feet.
Then comes the harvesting,
Potatoes must be dug.
Be sure and wipe your shoes outside
Don't dirty up the rug.
The sunny hills of Concord
Are the best for you and me.
The scenery is the finest
From Maine to 'I'ennessee.
A. Cahill '48
4: ir as xr
WHAT A LINE!
It was gossip all over town by now.
Peg Hardy had a black eye! She had
been down town when she got it. But
then, let's start at the beginning,
The rumor had started Saturday
morning when Mrs. Avery had called
Peg to tell her the news.
"Did you know they really have
some at Brown's? I got some myself
this morning and then I sent John
down to get me some more. But you'll
have to hurry, Peg, because they won't
last long," said Mrs. Avery.
"Oh, have they really? I'll go right
down. Thanks for telling me. Good-
bye," replied Peg.
She slammed the receiver and hur-
riedly dried the rest of the dishes.
Snatching the coat nearest her, she
ran out the door like a whirl-wind.
When she got to the corner, the bus
had just left and she had to wait fif-
teen whole minutes for the next one.
Finally the bus arrived and Peg board-
ed it, but there were so many people
already there that she had to stand.
At the next stop Mrs. Green got on
and made her way toward Peg.
"Hello, Peg, Did you hear about
that awful Clark girl? She was over
to Jean's party last night and she act-
ed so nice and polite, but I didn't let
that fool me. I know her type. Why,
when they started dancing she just
hung on to that Batcher boy. She
wouldn't let go. He likes Jean, you
know, but he just couldn't get rid of
that Marcia Clark. He had to dance
every dance with her. She does that at
all of the parties, and she even asked
him to take her home! Jean told me so
after they left. Oh yes, did you heal'
about JeE Corners? Why he is going
over to Mrs. Grey's every Saturday
night, and her husband's only been
dead a year. I'd be ashamed if I were
she, wouldn't you? I never saw such
goings on. Why this town will ruin all
of our decent young people."
"I know," said Peg as the bus stop-
ped, "but I really have to go now. It
was nice to see you. Do come over
"Oh thank you," gurgled Mrs.
Green. "I surely Will."
Peg got off the bus and hurriedly
went into Brown's. She saw the crowd
ahead of her, several lines. There must
be at least fifty people. She elbowed
her way through the crowd and joined
the shortest line. She waited for some
minutes. Finally she was fifth in line.
Five minutes later she stood at the
counter. She looked at the clerk a-
mazed. On the counter were several
different kinds of cigarettes.
"VVhat brand, Miss?" asked the
"Why-oh-er-oh my goodness! I'm at
the wrong counter," mumbled Peg as
she turned away.
She made her way to another line,
her face red with embarrassment. In
practically no time there were several
people behind her. Someone pushed,
and Peg fell forward. She stumbled
and hit the lady in front of her.
"Well, what do you think you're
doing? You're not going to push me
around. I'm staying right here. Don't
you have any decency?" asked the old
Peg straightened up and Bang! the
lady's elbow hit Peg squarely in the
"I guess that'll hold you," grumbled
the old lady,
Peg's eye was swelling and she
could feel it getting sore. She glanced
at a mirror near her. She had a beauti-
ful scarlet eye. In a few minutes it
would be a marvelous "shiner".
The crowd moved slowly on. Exact-
ly thirteen minutes later Peg emerged,
battle-scarred, from the throng with
her box of Kleenex tucked safely un-
der her arm.
B. Lane '46
PK Dk Ik PF
I have a favorite spot in the woods
Where I always like to go.
It's beside a bubbling brook
Where the water is extra low.
It seems as if all the animals
Like to go down there to drink
And there are a few who live there
Such as the slippery mink.
My favorites though are quite timid
That is, the doe and her fawn.
I hardly ever see them
Except in the early dawn.
'lhere is also the large racoon.
With his paws he catches fish.
Although I should not prefer them raw,
He thinks it a tasty dish.
There are many other animals
Who this quiet pool like to view
And I like to go there best of all
When I am feeling blue.
J. Palmer '48
PRIZE SPEAKING PICTURE
Standing: G. Croteau, R. Whitman, E. Henderson, E. Guay, L. Bridges, J. Ingra-
ham, C. McCarty.
Seated: S. Begin, L. Chasse, R. Boynton, P. Beane, S. Keene, B. Lane, B. Tibbetts.
Prize speaking was held at the Colby
Theatre on March 23, 1945, with the
following speakers competing:
Bertha Lane . . .
Wanted, An Income Taximeter
Philip Beane .,..
No Absenteeism on the Battlefront
Sandra Keene Brothers Take a Bow
James Ingraham ,. Poplar, Tree of Evil
Gloria Croteau . . ,
. Little Girl's View of Life in a Hotel
Lee Bridges The Rider of the Black Horse
Shirley Begin , Blind Dates
Lucille Chasse The Day of Judgment
Eugene Henderson . ,
The Ballad of East and West
Collen McCarty The Little Dumber
Beryl Tibbetts Voice from a Far Country
Edward Guay . ,.,..... .
, . .. President Roosevelt's War Message
Ruth Boynton , .. .
. The Death of Benedict Arnold
Robert Whitman My Financial Career
The judges were Mrs. Eva Baeheld-
er, Dr. Dallas Manchester, and Mrs.
The prizes were awarded by the
American Legion and the Legion Aux-
The winners were: Girls-Colleen
McCarty, Ruth Boynton, and Beryl
Tibbetts. Boys--Eugene Henderson,
Edward Guay, and Lee Bridges.
Standing: G. Croteau, A. Pooler, E. Guay, M. Pratt, F. Hall
Seated: L. Chasse, P. Beane, S. Keene, W. O'Brien, B, Lane
J UNIOR CLASS HISTORY
When the class of '46 entered high
school there were twenty-three mem-
bers enrolled. This year there are ten
Students chosen as class officers
were: President, Sandra Keene, Vice
President, Gloria Croteaug Secretary,
Frances Hall, Treasurer, Bertha Lane.
The junior representatives for the
Student Council were Gloria Croteau
and William O'Brien.
Three boys who were in our class
last year are in the service now. They
are: Ray Garland in the Navy Air
Corpsg Edward and Edwin Foster in
Four students represented our class
in the winter carnival: Sandra Keene,
Bertha Lane, Edward Guay, and Wil-
liam O'Brien. '
William O'Brien and Edward Guay
were on the football team last fall,
and also on the basketball team this
Members on the Honor Roll this
year have been Lucille Chasse, Alice
Pooler, Gloria Croteau, Sandra Keene,
Bertha Lane, and William O'Brien.
The junior class did its part this
year buying defense stamps and bonds
which were sold by the class treasurer.
We also took part in the prize speak-
ing. Those chosen for the finals were
Lucille Chasse, Gloria Croteau, Sandra
Keene, Bertha Lane, Edward Guay
and Philip Beane.
B. Lane '46
r,..-.. .,.. -... .. . . ,-. ...N , , I ,
Back Row: A. Manchester, C. Michaud, H. Morris, R. Whitman, L. Bridges, B. Bean,
E. Henderson, E. McDonald, H. Pooler.
Seated: C. McCarty, S. Begin, M. Kennedy, R. Boynton, R. Quigley, E. Bigelow,
J. Lister, D. Pooler, V. Tozier.
Kneeling: L. Cates, G. Michaud, J. Dunphy, J. Ingraham.
SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY
When entering school last fall, the
eighteen members of the class of 1947
elected as class officers: Ruth Boyn-
ton, Presidentg John Dunphy, Vice-
President, Eugene Henderson, Secre-
tary, and Colleen McCarty, Treasurer,
and as our two representatives to the
Student Council, Alvida Manchester
and Ruth Quigley.
Those in the finals of prize speak-
ing last year were Ruth Quigley, who
placed first for the girls, James Ingra-
ham, who placed second for the boys,
and Colleen McCarty. Those who are
to be in the finals this year are: Shir-
ley Begin, Colleen McCarty, Ruth
Boynton, Eugene Henderson, James
lngraham, Lee Bridges, and Robert
Boys from our class who played on
the high school baseball team last
spring were James Ingraham and Eu-
gene Henderson. Those who played
football last fall were Gilbert Mi-
chaud, Eugene Henderson, James ln-
graham, and Bernard Beane. Lee
Bridges, James Ingraham, and Eugene
Henderson represented our class on
the newly-formed basketball team.
Participants in winter sports meets
have been Lee Bridges and Eugene
Those who have been on the Honor
Roll this year are Alvida Manchester,
Ruth Quigley, Dorothea Pooler, Hilda
Pooler, Colleen McCarty, Ruth Boyn-
ton, Eugene Henderson, and Robert
R. Whitman '47
l....... ' .
Standing: A. Goff, E. Morris, D. Hopkins, J. Palmer, A. Orr, A. Cahill, R. McCollor,
F. Hale, C. Brackett.
Seated: F. Heald, P. Dionne, B. Tibbetts, B. Rollins, L. Pierce, M. Peterson, P. Rol-
lins, G. Cates, J. Hunnewell, T. Atwood.
Kneeling: R. Dunton, E. Bean, C. York, K. Andrews, R. Wing, F. Lancaster, E. Rob-
inson, M. Giguere, W. Andrews, O. Hale.
FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY
The Freshman class entered high
school last September with thirty-four
students, one of the largest enroll-
ments in the last few years. The stu-
dents who were elected officers are:
President, Allen Goff, Vice President,
Joyce Hunnewellg Secretary, Jean
Palmerg Treasurer, Emerson Robin-
The students who have been on the
Honor Roll during the year are: Alice
Cahill, Beryl Tibbetts, Pauline Dionne,
Beverly Rollins, Carroll York, Ken-
neth Andrews, and Allen Goff.
Representatives elected to the Stu-
dent Council are Joyce Hunnewell and
The freshman have been very active
in sports. Those who played football
are: Orland Hale, Reginald McCollor,
Roger Wing, Allen Goff. The fresh-
men who played basketball are: Fran-
cis Hale, and Buddy Morris. There
were many freshmen who took part
in the winter carnival.
Beryl Tibbetts was the only fresh-
man to take part in the semi-final
speaking and she was chosen for the
Perfect attendance for the fresh-
men includes only one, Roger Wing.
Freshmen who have sold war stamps
during the year are: Jean Palmer,
Beryl Tibbetts, and Emerson Robinson.
A. Goff '48
EIGHTH GRADE PICTURE
Standing: M. Dionne, C. Rollins, M. Beane, E. Adams, R. Robinson.
Seated: M. Young, D. Newton, F. Pooler, R. Hall, B. Brochu, O. Hutchins.
' JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1944-1945
September 5-School opened today
with small enrollment.
Twenty-one pupils registered in
grade seven and fourteen in grade
Election of class officers. Very quiet.
In grade eight Dale Newton was
chosen Presidentg Colleen Rollins,
Vice Presidentg and Rachel Robinson,
In grade seven Geraldine Begin was
chosen President, Michael Payson,
Vice Presidentg and Leta Garland,
Paper Troopers do big job collecting
Paper Troopers in the junior high
are: Norma Durgin, Dorna Durgin,
Colleen Morris, Patricia Cary, Orlene
Hutchins, Geraldine Begin, Royce
Knowles, Rolon Collins, Chester Lom-
bard, Jr., Dale Newton, Francis Pool-
er, Ronald Hall, and Micheal Payson.
Members named to Student Council
Merlene Young was elected repre-
sentative of grade eight and Gerald-
ine Begin from grade seven.
Stamp and Bond sales soar
Sales from September 5-March lo
Christmas Pageant Presented for
Assembly December 15
Cast of Characters:
Wisemen-Royce Knowles, Chester
Lombard, Jr., Mareclle Brochu.
Shepherds-Francis Pooler, Rolon
King Herod-James Young.
SEVENTH GRADE PICTURE
Standing: L. Garland, D. Gilford, R. Collins, F. McAfee, R. Hopkins, C. Lombard,
J. Young, R. Knowles, J. Fortier.
Seated: D. Durgin, G. Begin, L. Rollins, R. Walker, C. Morris, T. Roy, A. Bigelow, r
M. Brochu, N. Durgin.
Choir-All girls in the school.
Junior High pupils place in winter
Marcelle Brochu-First place in 100
and second place
yard skating dash,
in the half mile skate.
Norma Durgin placed third in the
half mile skate.
Colleen Morris won third place in
the hundred yard snowshoe dash.
Royce Knowles placed third in the
boys' cross country snowshoe race.
Alton Beane won second place in
March 16 4-H Victory Gardens
The following people have under-
taken 4-H gardening and canning pro-
jects for next summer: Norma Dur-
gin, Dorna Durgin, Geraldine Begin,
Eugenia Adams, Colleen Rollins, Rach-
el Robinson, Madeline Dionne, Royce
Awards to be given May first for
About twenty in the junior high
school are expected to fulfill the re-
S1 prize offered to financial genius
in Eighth Grade Math Project
355000 Cimaginaryj was given to
each pupil on January 1. On May 1
the person who has made the most
money with his S5000 will receive Sl.
Competition runs high.
Junior High expresses appreciation
to High School
We, the boys and girls of the Junior
High, wish to thank the High School
for including us in their activities.
For the second successive year our
baseball schedule was small consist-
idg of only four games, two with Madi-
son and two with North New Portland.
Although we were victorious only
once, we were highly successful in
both the team and by
the school supporters.
Bingham's schedule was as follows:
At N. New Portland 5
at Madison 4
11 N. New Portland 9
5 Madison 6
this year's teami have
shown that we will base the schedule
on a broader scale, playing more and
better teams. It is hoped that the teams
of Upper Kennebec will form a league.
The main idea of this year will be to
have fun and acquire experience.
Ik HF ik if
A new type of football was intro-
duced at Bingham this year. Instead
of the usual touch football, we played
regular tackle football. We were
handicapped in that we had no uni-
forms, and had to practice without
the benefit of this equipment. But we
played two games, with Skowhegan
second team and Dexter, and they
were very obliging in furnishing us
We were successful in both games,
conquering Skowhegan, 7 to 6, and
Dexter, 7 to 0. A good percentage of
the players will be back next year and
it is hoped that we will have more
equipment. This will enable us to play
After several years, basketball was
resumed at Bingham High. It was a
very successful season considering
that none of the boys ever saw a bas-
ketball game before. We were handi-
capped by the lack of a place to play
our games and we even had to practice
in out-of-town places.
We split even in our games with So-
lon and North New Portland and won
three games from Harmony.
These games although not played
in town drew large crowds with many
supporters from Bingham.
The games served as fun and ex-
perience for the boys, who will all be
back anxious for another attempt next
year. We are in hopes of playing more
games next year and we would like
to find a place in town to play some
of these games.
HK HK Ik if
Bingham High School participated
in four winter carnivals and with sev-
eral trips to Baker Mt. enjoyed a good
season. Starting off with an intramur-
al carnival in which there were 35
contestants, we opened the season.
Gerald Berry and Evelyn Bigelow
were King and Queen, being high
On Jan. 27, Bingham entered the
Kents Hill Carnival and in competi-
tion with Kents Hill, Wilton Academy,
Jay, and Winthrop High School. We
made a fine showing. Kents Hill was
declared the winner but Bingham was
a close second. Outstanding in this
.- .--..W. . .- . . .. W. .... .. .WW ...WB H ,,,.,,'
.. - is
WINTER SPORTS PICTURE
Back Row: L. Bridges, G. Begin, F. Heald, M. Brochu, B. Lane, E. Bigelow, R. Quig-
ley, J. Potter, G. Goff, C. Morris.
Middle Row: W. O'Brien, F. Hale, M. Tozier, O. Hale. G. Berry, L. Cates, R. Hall,
E. Henderson, A. Goff, R. Wing, B. Bean, E. Guay. D. Gordon.
Front Row: N. Durgin, D. Newton, F. Pooler, E. Durgin, N. Macdougall, A. Man-
chester, S. Keene, J. Hunnewell, B. Tibbetts, D. Durgin.
Kneeling: C. York, R. Knowles.
meet for the home boys were Gordon
Berry and Francis Hale.
The annual carnival with Monson
on Feb. 10, was won by the Monson
boys and Bingham girls, A Corona-
tion Ball featured the meet, being
splendidly done by the Monson boys
The following Saturday at Bing-
ham Carnival held on Baker Mt. it was
our turn to be jubilant. Both Bingham
boys and girls easily defeated the oth-
er competition, consisting of Monson,
Skowhegan, Hartland, and Winthrop.
Bigelow, Durgin, Macdougall, Heald,
Lane, Cahill, and Hunnewell perform-
ed well for the girls and outstanding
for the boys were Gordon, Berry, Goff,
Bridges, Wing, and O'Brien. A trophy
was awarded to the winners, having
been sponsored by the Student Coun-
cil and purchased through the gener-
osity of the merchants and friends of
the school. Many ribbons and prizes
were won by our boys and girls and all
are anxiously awaiting next year.
All the boys who have taken part
in athletics are appreciative of the
time and effort contributed by Mr.
Perry in coaching and bettering our
E. Henderson '47
Standing: R. McCol1or, O. Hale, R. Hall, L. Bridges, E. Guay, W. O'Brien, Mr. Perry.
Kneeling: A. Goff, G. Berry, R. Wing, G. Michaud, E. Henderson, B. Beane.
Standing: W. Andrews, K. Andrews, G. Michaud, R, Wing, E. Morris, R. McCo11or,
Coach Perry, G. Berry, D. Sterling, O. Hale, B. Bean, W. York, J. Dunphy,
Kneeling: E. Bean, C. Brackett, L. Bridges, F. Hale, E. Guay, D. Gordon, W. O'Brien,
E. Henderson, M. Giguere, M. Tozier, A. Goff.
,. Y , ,
5 :Q -'15 .iw E
Standing: R. Hall, E. Guay, L. Bridges
Seated: E. Henderson, F. Hale, J. Ingraham
Kneeling: W. O'Brien
Last fall during the harvest season,
many of the students helped harvest
the apple crop. Due to the manpower
shortage this was very helpful to the
We plan to organize a photo club
sometime before the end of the school
year with Miss Russell as leader, Our
school is greatly indebted to Mr. Allen
Quimbey who gave the equipment
which has made this project possible.
Much work was done during the
fall and early winter in building a
skating rink which was enjoyed by
many of the students. It was used in
our intramural carnival for several
During the Red Cross Drive last
spring, the high school went over their
quota by 317. This drive lasted about
two weeks in the high school and 90
percent of the students contributed.
Bingham High School was honored
during the year by a presentation from
the Maine State War Bond and Stamp
Committee, with Mrs. Lydia Hall Ber-
ry, chairman, presenting a certificate
of merit and a gift of a copy of the
original Bill of Rights to Gerald Ber-
ry, president of the Student Council.
This award was given for our sale of
bonds and stamps of 33562 during
1944, which purchased nearly two
field ambulances. Capt. F. P. Ball and
Sgt, H. Goodrich were present at this
The sale of war bonds and stamps
this year has made it possible to fly
the Minute Man Flag continually.
By purchase of new books our li-
brary has been enlarged to where it
was thought necessary to use the Dew-
ey System of cataloging. This difficult
job was done by Mrs. Hannay.
The Student Council purchased a
microphone and phonograph turn-ta-
ble during the year. These will be a
great help at school socials and has
solved our music problem for future
NEW SHOP EQUIPMENT
The Industrial Arts Department was
very fortunate this year in obtaining
some new power machinery and num-
erous hand tools. These are on loan
through the State Department of Ed-
ucation and greatly facilitates the
work in shop classes. It was necessary
to enlarge and rewire the shop to ac-
comodate this equipment and the boys
in these classes have done a line job
and gained valuable experience in this
During the winter months the Home
Economic Department, under the di-
rection of Miss Elsie Hight, sponsored
a hot lunch program for the many pu-
pils who came from outside of town.
These lunches were started in Decem-
ber and lasted until March. The girls
planned, prepared, and served these
lunches, and also did the cleaning up
and sweeping afterwards. This is the
first time such a program has been
tried at B. H. S. and it has proved a
WOULDN'T IT BE ODD IF:
Mr. Perry didn't talk so fast?
Miss Emery had returned mid-year exams?
Nellie stopped talking about "Bud and I"?
Ruth really had a date with a fellow from
Alvida didnlt talk so much?
Buddy Morris came to class prepared?
The girls liked Home Nursing?
The Manual Training Classes didn't make
so much noise.
Bertha and Jerry weren't always together?
8 lk if HF
And Now Tomorrow Monday
Attack rebuilding shop
The Gildersleeve's Ghost Mr. Perry
The Climax Final Exams
Dangerous Journey Senior Class Trip
Enemy of Women Eddie Guay
Frenchman's Creek Dutton Hotel
It's A Great Life Week-ends
The Navy Way Sandra Keene
O What A Night Monson Carnival
People's Avenger Faculty
Sensations of 1945 Seniors
Sing, Neighbor, Sing In Assembly
Strange Affair Zeke, Shirley, Bernard
Together Again Geneva and Myron
The Big Show-off Robert Whitman
Experiment Perilous Home Economics
And. the Angels Sing Choir Girls
The Great Moment Graduation
'Ihe Suspect On After Session List
av 1 sv 1
Ilm Looking for a Guy Joyce Hunnewell
I'm Nobody's Baby Phillip Beane
I've Been In Love Before Shirley Begin
I Don't Want Anyone at All
You Talk Too Much Alvida Manchester
That Uncertain Feeling Before Exams
A Little Bell Rang At 8:30
Day Dreaming Elizabeth Durgin
Que Voulez Vous French Classes
Let's Try Again Jerry and Bertha
A Romantic Guy, I Billy O'Brien
Together Jan and Geneva
I'm Beginning to See the Light Algebra I
Calm, Cool, and Collected Bernice Cates
Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet
I Wish I Didn't Have to
Say Goodnight Doug and Jan
Junior Miss Frances Heald
Counting Math I
Once Too Often Whispering
The Uninvited Shirley Begin's Party
if K If Ik
Lady at the box office: 'K I ought to get in
for half price as I have only one eye.".
Ticket seller: "We should charge you
double, because it will take you twice as
long to see the show.
i ll ik 41
"Pardon me lady, I'm a talent scout look-
ing for new faces.
"Run along, fresh guy", says the lady, "I
have had this face for years."
li ll 1 It
Student in dramatic class: "I'd like to ask
a question about a tragedy."
Teacher: "Very well, what is it?"
Student: "What about my grade?"
if wk lk lk
Student: HI don't understand this prob-
Teacher: Common sense ought to tell
Student: "It does but I didn't think you
would take that for the answer."
:QSO H 30am DON SEQ
5-O5 SOE gg
254 MSO? E-H. MMEZGQI
:QEOHM EOC Q3
MQOA MHS-H 4 M:-BOMW 555
:Ewm 8.32 NEO
M5982 25 E M-BCEAO M
:gpm pd MEHSOZ ,HO :Nhmui
:Eg um as O
3505 W-355 Em
gsm ng ES HEL
HBOS Ho EB at-om
E magnum EDM S E523
H0023 E E303 MEEEQ
Eimso :Emma waging
60:8 E 9532 miata
seam EE M506
:WUHMO BOM OU adngii
:EO gg 8 wg? QOH:
:eavgo Egg? lhwiam 8302 QZEW
-asm: :Mango gdwzgvgg 2:02
:AE Q-Em: :MSOQ C0200 WSMBOQ
zgggm: :Magnum MOU S280
620250 :Begg QOEOEU EEO
:gpg :DE Ewan SENSE
:WDOESGI tbzsm M815 SEZMH
ztmwmlgm: :Mamma iam EEUU
Epsim gm-Q 252
The second lieutenant of Company C was
a very small man. One day after reading
the orders a voice from the back rank said,
"And a little child shall lead them." The
next morning this notice was on the bulle-
tin board: Company C-Orders for today.
A ten mile hike with full equipment at
quick time. And a little child shall lead
them on a darned good horse.
Ik Pl li ll
The soldier had been drilling and was so
tired he didnlt notice the Captain as he
passed. The Captain stopped him and said
sternly: "Don't you see this uniform?"
Soldier: "Yeah, that's a good one, isn't
it? But look at the darned rig they gave me?
Ik all 41 lk
Head of business college: "In teaching
shorthand and typing we stress accuracy."
Visitor: "How are you on speed?l'
Head: "Well, of last year's class, twenty
married their employers within six months."
HF Ik HF HF
Visitor tin war plantlz 'tLook'at that
youngster, the one with the cropped hair,
leather jacket, and trousers on. It's hard
to tell whether it's a boy or girl."
War Worker: :'She's a girl, and she's my
Visitor: "My dear sir, do forgive me. I
would never have been so outspoken if I
had known you were her father."
War Worker: "I'm not her father: I'm
She: "Does it make any difference on
which side of you I sit?"
He: "Not a bit, I'm ambidextrousf'
lk 4' lk lk
Father: "Joe, why are you always at the
bottom of your class?"
Joe: "It doesn't really matter, Dad. We
get the same instructions at both ends."
It i li ll
City Slicker: "Your method of cultiva-
tion is very old fashioned. I'd be surprised
if you get more than ten pounds of apples
from that tree."
Farmer: "So would I. It's a pear tree."
if O ll i
I wish I was a little egg
A way up in a "tween,
I wish I was a litle egg
As "wotten" as can be,
And when some mean old teacher
Would start to shout at me
I'd 'tfrow" my "wotten" little self
And spatter down on he.
41 Sk ik lk
Papa: :'Don't you think our son gets his
intelligence from me?"
Mama: 'tHe must have, I still have mine."
Sk Ik ik Ik
Girl 1 after passing thru tunnell : "Why did
you kiss me?"
Boy: "I didn't but if I could get hold of
the guy who did I'll teach him something."
Girl: "Oh no, you couldn't teach him any-
CLASS OF 1940
Katherine Bailey, attending N. E. Con-
servatory of Music, Boston, Mass.
Norma Beane, employed in Augusta.
Geraldine Berry lMrs. Herbert Martini
Sylvia Brewer, married, Augusta.
Pearl Chase, attending Skowhegan Com-
Jean Crombie, R. N., Babylon, L. I., N. Y.
Jeannette Dunton, telephone operator
Washington, D. C.
Althea Fectau 1Mrs. Adelaide Roy, twt
Shirley Hilton, telephone operator, Wash-
ington, D. C.
Phyllis Moulton Berry, Wyman Dam.
Geneva Smith 1Mrs. Alfred Hendsbeyl,
Ruth Sterling fMrs. Glen Perkinsl Ill.
Pearl Tyler 4Mrs. Stanley Gleason! Bing-
Blaine Hale, U. S. Army, Italy.
Albert Dunton, U. S. Navy Air Corps, Vir.
CLASS OF 1941
Louis Batchelder, U. S. Army Air Corps.
Eugene Beane, married to Emily Brous-
aides, Portland, Maine.
Eunice Chase fMrs. Omar Frenchl one
son, Solon, Maine.
Merle Chase, employed at Portland, Me.
Arlene Edell 1Mrs. Carroll Martini one
daughter, Anson, Maine.
William Folsom, U. S. Army, Italy.
June Gilbert, working in Pearl Harbor,
Milton Lawyerson, U. S. Navy, Phila.
Geraldine Miller, training at C. M. G.
Hospital, Lewiston, Maine.
Rachel Moore lMrs. Alfred Lopez? Hos-
pital Pharmacist, Long Island, N. Y.
Maynard Robinson, U. S. Army, England.
Arno Shepardson, U. S. Army, France.
Jessie Steward employed at Randolph, Me.
-..iris Taylor 4Mrs. Paul Huberl Boston,
Virginia Young, W.A.V.E.S., U. S. Navy
Hospital, San Diego, Calif.
CLASS OF 1942
Ca. Lyn Carl, private secretary, District
We' .e Department, Washington, D. C.
lr. erta Dunton, secretarial work, Wash-
ingtou, D. C,
All . Keene, student at U. of M., Orono
Lea Macdougall, student at Boston
School of Occupational Therapy.
Roland McQuilkin, Moscow, Maine.
Norman McQuilkin, U. S. A. A. C., Philip-
Constance Moore rMrs. Aniello Tancredil
one son, Bingham.
Eleanor Pooler 1Mrs. Henry Morrille, Bing-
.awrence Pooler, U. S. Army, France.
Esther Smith, employed at the Plate Glass
isurance Co., Malden, Mass.
Zeon McDonald, U. S. Army, Fort Meade,
Pauline Steward, employed at S. D. War-
ren OITICE, Bingham.
'orene Ward, working in Boston, Mass.
CLASS OF 1943
I . rgaret Alkins, attending Sargent's Col-
legf- Cambridge, Mass.
lp 'ider Andrews, Jr., U. S. Navy, San
Loela Atwood, employed in Hartford,
Edith Berry, training at Sisters' Hospital,
Edwina Chasse tMrs. Frank Brochul one
Florence Edell, working at Keyes Fibre
Company, Fairfield, Maine.
Helen Foster, employed at Quimby's Ve-
neer ofhce, Bingham.
John Gordon, Jr., U. S. Army, Germany.
Jean Macdougall, cadet nurse at Mass.
Shirley McQuilkin 4Mrs. Ross Harring-
tcnl one son, Moscow, Maine.
Francis Stuart Foster, Bingham.
Rachel Wing, student at Boston Universi-
ty School of Music.
CLASS OF 1944
Floriman Andrews, Skowhegan, Maine.
Mildred Beane, employed at the Modern,
Florence Gervais, employed at the Mo-
Christine Lane, cadet nurse at C. M. G.
Hospital, Lewiston, Maine.
Elizabeth Lidstone, employed at Quimby
Veneer Mill, Bingham.
Erwin McDonald, U. S. Army, Camp Bland
Geraldine McMackin, employed at Ken-
nebec, Inc., Bingham.
Hazel Pierce, Bingham.
Frances Tibbetts, cadet nurse at C. M. G
Hospital, Lewiston, Maine.
Martha Van Dyk, cadet nurse at C. M. G.
Hospital, Lewiston, Maine.
Long have you stood there,
O silent pine!
Weathering the wind, the
There have you remained
Bearing the hardships of
'Ihe spring, winter and fall.
Your courage is characteristic of
'Ihis land of ours.
You have watched through
'Ihe toilsome hours.
So to you, O Pine, do we drink
To you, our sentinel on mountains, valleys,
J. Ingraham '47
We are grateful to our advertisers. They will appreciate your paronage.
MRS. and MRS. SHERMAN LANE
MR. and MRS. TED QUIGLEY
MR. and MRS. CHARLES ROLLINS
MR. and MRS. LEE POTTER
MISS MILDRED BEANE, 1944
MISS NORENE WARD, 1942
80 Mountain Ave., Malden, Mass.
MR. and MRS. REUBEN CROMBIE
MR. and MRS. EBBIE HILTON
MERVIN F. LAWYERSON, P.O. 2,c
1938 Southwest Pacific
MISS ARLENE ROBINSON
MR. and MRS. JOSEPH POOLER
MR. and MRS. W. P. FENTEMAN
MR. and MRS. CALVIN CAREY
REV. and MRS.
ARTHUR R. MACDOUGALL
MR. and MRS. DONALD GOFF
MR. and MRS. GUY HUNNEWELL
MR. and MRS. OSCAR MILLER
MR. and MRS. WILBER DUNPHY
WILLIAM L. WHITMAN, U.S.N.R.
MR. and MRS. WILLIAM MARTIN
MR. and MRS, DONALD STERLING
MR. and MRS. HAROLD PIERCE
MISS ELIZABETH LIDSTONE, 1944
STIRLING and WOODWARD
Paint, Varnish, and Accessories
Roofing and Builders' Supplies
S. D. WARREN COMPANY
BINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL
DR. R. A. DERBYSHIRE
PRICE PORTRAIT STUDIO
Hall Mark Greeting Cards
V. I. PIERCE
CLOTHING STORE and MODERN
TAYLOR, HILL 8: KEENE
Outfitters for Men and Boys
Also a complete line of Home
Make Your Graduation Purchases
Earlier This Year
S. RUSSAKOF F
DIAMONDS - JEWELRY
L. G. BALFOUR
Attleboro MEIYSS- I
CLASS RINGS and PINS
Donald B. Tupper
11 West View Road
Cape Elizabeh, Maine
WHITE CASH MARKET
DAKIN SPORTING GOODS CO.
I 25 Central St. Bangor
Groceries and Meats
69 Temple St. Waterville
Marcus' Proprietor The Only Sporting Goods Store For
Bingham Maine Cameras -- Fishing - Hunting
J. L. ANDREWS
DR. P. E. LESSARD
E. W. MOORE KL SON
Home Cooked Food A Specialty
BINGHAM GRANGE NO. 237
Skowhegan 8z Waterville
to Toe Outfitters for the Entire
MT. MOXIE LODGE NO. 137
Ladies' Wearing Apparel
Infants SL Children's Wear
A. A. DINSMORE
Congregational Church Circle
THE COLBY THEATRE
166 Madison Ave. Phone 8331
Flowers for all Occasions
BLfUNT'S HARDWARE COMPANY
"Win With Wilsons"
C 1' tn '
Compliments of Omp lmen S Ot
ALLEN QUIMBY VENEER CO. LA FONDS
Bingham Maine Skowhegan Maine
DR. F. O. SAWYER Dentist
CORA COYAUETTE'S SHOP
60 Water Street
Diamonds-Watches-Jewelry Compliments of
Expert Repairing JACQUES BEAUTY
Mail Orders Filled Promptly AND
L. J- ENO BARBER SHOP
Business Training at
Leads to Positions in
Business Ofiices Civil Service
Write, Call or Telephone for
Strand Theater Building Tel. 2251
PREBLE AND ROBINSON
Groceries and Meats
W. D. SARGENT
Plumbing, Heating XL Shheet Metal
HOWES FILLING STATION
DR. DALLAS MANCHESTER
Eggs and Poultry
CENTENNIAL REBEKAH LODGE
ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC
GEN. MANUFACTURING CO. POST OFFICE EMPLOYEES
Bingham Maine Bingham Maine
TEAGUE PUBLISHING COMPANY
WHlTMAN'S School and Commercial Printing
ai reasonable prices. Samples and
prices gladly furnished.
NATION WIDE MARKET
Groceries, Meats, Fruits
Tel- 46-3 Billgham, Maine ll Main Street Machias, Maine
Printers of the BOREAS
HIWIMIWIWIWIMIWIWIWIWI I I IMIMIWIWIMIWIWIWIWIMIMIWIWIWIWIWIWIMIMI
. .snsns.-x..s.,x..x,..snxnx.. . .. .x..s..x..s..s..X..x..s.-x..x..x..,x.-sux.-Q.-x..s.,s.
Of coarse you reacl
Your local representative is
MRS. EVA BACHELDER
!I,l,'Ill!NIIN IIHHI' HIHFIH IIHNIIIN NINllIIHI'HiININNINlHI!I I E'I WI!WIEIWIENZIIINIH!INN:,IH11I,H,lIrN IMI HIIT IWUIIHIII Ill
Suggestions in the Upper Kennebec Valley High School - Boreas Yearbook (Bingham, ME) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.