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5 HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1930
As everything worthy of a name has a
history, so we, the class of 1930, have one,
and while the events herein related may not
seem of much importance to the reader, they
mean a lot to us.
It was a fine day ln September, 1926, that
a group of twenty-two shy and awkward
boys and girls walked hesitatjngly into the
realm of great wisdom, called High School,
to begin their Freshman year. We welcom-
ed to our fold eight more who came here
from other schools. We all entered whole-
heartedly into our studies under the general
direction of Professor Wegner. During this
year we were very much saddened by the
death of one of our members, Jay Merri-
When, next year, we came back as Sopho-
mores, we were twenty-seven in number, it
was with a great deal of anxiety, for we
were to have a new professor and staff of
teachers. However, it did not take us long
to learn that our fears were unfounded, for
we soon learned to respect and love them.
We gave a party to the Freshmen, and in re-
turn they entertained us. We also spent an
joyable evening at the home of Minnie Mor-
rison. We had by this time overcome most
of our shyness and awkwardness.
All through our high school career, we
have had the distinction of being the largest
class in the history of the school, and, now
in our Junior year, even though we were
only twenty-four. ten boys and fourteen
girls, we still held that place of honor. It
was during this year that, after much con-
sideration, we selected and purchased our
class rings. On Commencement night, we
gave a dance to earn money for our Wash-
ington trip, which we had long looked for-
ward to, but with little hope of ever get-
itng there because of the large number in
Next year when we resumed our studies
in Warrensburgh High, it was as Seniors,
possessed with much of the so-called Senior
dignity. We organized our class with Fran-
cis Montena as president and Dorothy Lew-
is as treasurer. At a party held at the
home of O. Ruth Cameron, we chose crim-
son and white as our class colors, and the
crimson rose as our class flower. We con-
ducted several food sales, gave a movie en-
titled "His First Command," and a play,
"The Eighteen Carat Boob," which was suc-
cessfully coached by Miss Zimmerman, Miss
Foster and Miss Tubbs, in order to earn
money for our Washington trip. Thanks to
the patronage of the citizens of Warrens-
burgh, we at last had the required sum.
When the eventful and long looked for day
of April 18 finally arrived, it found twenty-
three Seniors, with Mr. Ripton as chaper-
one, ready to board the train at Thurman
station, where we were given a large send-
off. We spent a very enjoyable time and
saw many places of interest in Washington
and New York, returning home April 26,
tired but happy.
An now, even though we are looking for-
ward to Commencement and graduation,
there is mingled with the joy of it a note of
sadness, as we have come to fully realize
that we are about to close an important
chapter in our lives, and we regret leaving
our dear old Alma Mater, our classmates
and the teachers who have so faithfully
helped us to attain the long sought for goal.
We sincerely hope our lives may be a credit
to them and a help to those with whom we
come in contact as we go out into the world
to continue our education.
ERNESTINE RIST, '30
HISTORY OF THE FRESHMAN CLASS-1929 AND 1930
In September of 1929 the new Freshman
Class of W. H. S. began their career in high
school with high spirits. They had not en-
tirely forgotten their truthful motto of.
"Work and Win," so they began with a will.
In high school they found many new prob-
lems before them. New subjects like latin,
biology, civics, etc., but these pupils had
been well trained and they at once settled
down for four years of hard study.
One of the first events in the history of
the class was its organizing. At the first
class meeting the oilicers were elected,
namely as follows: President, Wilson Mon-
tena: vice president, Lillian Russell, secre-
tary, Iman Cahillg treasurer, Hayward
Street. Dues were agreed upon and each
pupil agreed to save funds for their Wash-
ington trip in the school bank.
The first class party was the initiation
party, This passed as have many others
given since then at which times all pupils
enjoyed themselves a great deal.
The time is now nearing when the Sen-
iors of 1930 will be leaving Warrensburgh
High School and leave behind them aschool
and many friends to whom their thoughts
will often reflect, and they will no doubt re-
member that noisy class of Freshmen who
now extend a hand of farewell, wishing
them success and happiness in the future.
WILSON F. MONTENA
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First Row: Lillian Bailey, Helen Hayward, Armine Foster, Helen Zimmerman, Lucy
Kendrew, Louise Tubbs, Katherine Hunt. Second Row: Mrs. Kathleen Baker, Mrs.
Regina Orton, Faustine Bennett, Mary S. Crandall, Mrs. Anna Frost, Mrs. Helen
Tucker, Elizabeth Hurley, Third Row: James McBride, Frank Cameron, Gilbert
Potter, J. Harold Ripton.
soPHoM ORE CLASS HISTORY
The Sophomore Class started the class ac-
tivities in September by electing the class
officers. These were: President, Clara Pas-
co, vice president, Altha Glassbrookg secre
tary, Dorothy Fisher.
Later the Sophomores held a meeting and
agreed that each member was to pay a cer
tain amount for class dues, which is to go
for our trip to Washington in our senior
year. In addition to this, it was decided
that each member of the class put in the
school bank a certain amount of money for
the Vifashington trip fund.
The iirst party we had was in September
when we initiated the freshmen, We did
this thoroughly and enjoyed it, as did the
freshmen. The next party we had was one
given us by the freshmen which the sopho-
mores attended in large numbers. We had
several class meetings and at one of them
we decided to have a square dance. This
was greatly enjoyed and helped to popular-
ize this dance among the sophomores. The
sophomores think they have enjoyed their
sophomore year as much as their freshman
year, and hope to do as well or better next
MEREDITH P. RHODES
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CLASS PROPHECY '
It was the spring of 1940. I had read of
Marion Lane's wonderful trip two years be-
fore, on a trip to Washington to look up the
members of the Senior class of 1928. I had
thought of trying it myself, and now after
ten long years I was going back to Washing-
ton to find my classmates of 1930.
I hated the thought of traveling alone, so
I sent a telegram to Ruth Scott, in Albany.
She, as you know, was formerly Ruth Cam-
eron, an had married R. Hamilton Scott
after his graduation from Yale. I got an
answer the very next day, saying that she
had found a maid to take care of Wilford
and would go with me. On Good Friday we
met at the depot in Albany and took the
sleeper to Washington.
We arrived at Union Station about 8:00
o'clock Saturday morning, and it looked the
same as ever. We went immediately to the
Annapolis Hotel. The bell hop who took us
to our room was rather short and stout.
Ruth and I looked at each other, then we
both said, "John Hall." I remembered that
John thought quite a lot of the bell hops we
had seen in New York, at Hotel McAlpin.
We told John of our quest, and he wanted
us to inform him of any parties or reunions.
That night we went to the Congressional
Library. There we met George Hayes look-
ing at the Declaration of Independence. We
were astounded at seeing him there. George
told us that he was staying with his cousins
on Chesapeake Bay. We knew that he
meant Connie and Ken Wells. Connie Wells
was formerly Connie Hayes. We got in touch
with Connie and she invited us to come out
the following Tuesday night. Next we tele-
phoned John to let him know, and he in-
formed us of the arrival of "Ernie" Filkins
and "Joey" Fisher at the Annapolis, on their
honeymoon. Two more found!
The next day was Easter Sunday. We
went to the Methodist Episcopal church in
order to see the President. We were more
surprised to see the Rev, F. Hiram Montena
in the pulpit. We met "Monty" after church
and told him about our journey. Ruth and I
then decided to visit the Franciscan Monas-
tery. Our guide was quite tall. He looked
strangely familar. At last it came to me,
"The Eighteen Carat Boob." But now Paul
Russell had an entirely different manner.
We gave Paul his invitation to the big party,
and he said he would be there.
Monday we visited the Capitol and some
public buildings. At the Treasury Building
we saw some high school pupils looking at
a fifty thousand dollar bill. We caught a
glimpse of the man who was holding it-
Reginald Lanfear. Well, this was a surprise.
That night we went to Raleigh Hotel,
where Congressman Smith and Mrs. Smith,
formerly Wilford Smith and Ernestine Rist,
were giving a reception for the Senior class-
es of Northern New York, who were visit-
ing Washington. After talking to "Woody"
and 'tRistie" for a short time, we turned
around and much to our amazement we were
facing Prof. Arthur Dickinson. He was act-
ing as chaperone over a class of twenty-five
dignified Seniors from Warrensburgh I-Iigh.
The orchestra sounded extraordinarily good,
and we discovered that it was under the
direction of Donald Goodrich, and that Eliza-
beth Heath was playing a slide trombone.
There was only one day left before the
big night in which to find the remaining
members. We sent a telegram to Ruth Mit-
chell and Ruth E. Cameron, whom we had
learned had just left the stage in New York
In the morning, Ruth and I decided that
we must have a new dress and get a mar-
celle. We went to a select French shoppe,
where Ruth had seen a dress thta she liked
very much. It was not long before we found
that Minnie Morrison was a model there.
We bought our dresses and started out
again. We went by a large hospital in front
of which some nurses were wheeling some
invalids. One especially attracted us be-
cause she was jabbering Spanish as fast as
her tongue could dy, to her patient, who was
a very cute Spaniard with a moustache. As
we drew near we recognized the nurse as
Julia Winslow. She told us that she and
the gentleman were to be married after his
recovery, and also promised to see us Tues-
day night. Now for our marcelles.
We went to the Champs Elysee Beauty
Shoppe. The beauty specialist we found
there was none other than Irma Stone. She
had just finished telling about herself, when
Madame de Montjay, the great musician,
swept in. Madame, we soon learned, was
our school musician, June Reynolds.
That afternoon we went to the Fox the-
atre. As we went by the home of the Chief
of Police we heard a familiar voice calling,
"Marjorie-e-e, Marjorie-e-e." How thorough-
ly familar the name and the voice sounded.
There was Marjorie Russell, or rather Mar-
jorie Hause, for now she was the wife of
the chief of police and had three beautiful
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