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M THE CRIMSON AND GRAY
MRS. ROSALIE RUBENSTEIN
With sincere regret we learned of Mrs. Rosalie Ru-
benstein's resignation this summer as music supervis-
er of the schools of Southbridge.
Her eleven years service, in the high school depart-
ment alone, is studded with bright memories. The
operettas-now a traditional activity of the high
school year-from "The Bells of Beaujolais," attrac-
tive with gay French peasant costumes, through Gil-
bert and Sullivan's "Mikado," "H. M. S. Pinafore,"
and "The Pirates of Penzance"-gained their always
overwhelming success through her untiring efforts.
The first orchestra to be continued in personnel
from year to year with orderly promotion in playing
positions, and with, always, a recognized student di-
rector assisting, came through Mrs. Rubenstein.
A natural outgrowth of interest in instrumental
music was the school band, For two years now, under
the Harlow System, pupils have been trained in the
use of band instruments. Last year four trumpets,
six clarinets, two trombones, and one flute were pur-
chased by the Glee Club as school instruments and
loaned to members practising in the band. Hence an
excellent foundation was prepared for the new de-
velopments growing so encouragingly under Mr. Wins-
ton's direction this year.
Other additions to school equipment came through
the more than self supporting Glee Club under her
supervision: all music used by the orchestra and Glee
Club, a drum outfit for the orchestra and band, and
the Victor radio and victrola---which the entire school
Graduates recognized as stars in past operettas
owe much to her encouragement They have become
engaged in minstrel shows and preparatory school
shows radio engagements church choir work music
as a life profession to say nothing of Annberta Law
ton our representative last spring in the New England
Choral Group at Hyannis Many musicians have deep
and affectionate gratitude for her
M s Rubenstein has cultivated the love of music
so carefully in our high school life that a rich heritage
has been prepared for Miss Berthe Hebert our new
In gratitude then Mrs Rubenstein as we say au
revoir we wish you the grectest happiness and loy
E Before and After School
After the 8 lO bell pupils must go to their home
rooms and remain there until time for passing to the
first period class Pupils entering after the 8 l5 bell
are tardy and must go directly to their rooms and not
loiter in the corridors or coat rooms
Pupils must leave the building promptly at dis
missal both noon and afternoon No loitering in the
halls after school will be permitted
Pupils remaining in the building after 3 O5 P M
must be seated and at work all others must leave the
A pupil who has an appointment after school ldur
ing detention periodl with some teacher must keep it
unless excused until the next night by the office A
pupil who has two or more appointments on the same
night must come to the office to obtain a pass to one
of the teachers No excuse for failure to keep such an
appointment will be accepted after the time for the
All articles of value which have been found should
be brought to the office and notice will be sent to
Smoking is forbidden to high school pupils during
the school year in the building or on the grounds and
will be dealt with os in the past
THE EFFIE MAE
Fleurette Demers 39
The Effie Mae was just a sloop
At anchor in the bay
Her sails were filled with evening w nd
She itched to sail away
We boarded the sloop we sailors three
And a song of seamen sang
As from the anchor we cut loose
A gust of wind upsprang
Oh the sails were full as sails should be
And the bow bobbed up and down
We cut a gouge into the sea
And she looked back with a frown
We sailed the channel high and wide
And all around the bay
When dusk drew on and sea gulls cried
For home we made our way
The moon rose high in silver light
While from the sand we looked
The Effie Mae in splendor lay,
In the moonlight s silvery brook
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PREPARATlONS FOR ClTlZENSHlP
Beverly Austun 38
Two unnovatuons whuch have aroused much unterest
un the hugh school are the opportunuty to bank money
weekly lmoney earned by takung cane of chuldren for
deluverung newspapers for doung errands and for
shovelung snowl and the system of electuons by ballot
Every Fnday mornung pupuls come to theur home rooms
wuth a bank book un one hand and money un the other
The teacher checks the amount un the bank book and
then has the money deposuted un the bank Thus us a
furst opportunuty for pupuls to save theur own not theur
parents money Some are savung for class dues class
rungs and numerous graduatuon expenses
Thus system us bound to have an effect on the pupuls
later on When they go out unto the world to earn
theur own luvung they may remember bank day at
school and perhaps contunue to have a regular bank
day so as to save theur money for a rauny day
Votung by ballots us popular un school for electung
not only class offucers but also cheer leaders members
of the Student Coun ul and varuous commuttees A
nomunatung Commuttee us chosen furst whose duty ut us
to choose a slate of offucers and then submut ut to the
pupuls Good results are obtaunecl bv thus method as
the nnmunatung committee has an opportunutv to COn
suder all pupuls and make theur chouces wuthout any
unfluence from the pupuls themselves Pupuls of each
home room vote by ballot for the nomunees of theur own
chouce not necessaruly theur own fruends
Rather than gettung all your unformatuon about elec
tuons from newspapers why not gaun experuence un
such a way that you can fun' ut of areat value when
you enter the busuness world? Expcruence us the best
Ncllue Rewunsku 39
School tumorrow Back to school These were
ome of the rr marlfs neard on the scvcnth of Septem
b In um v nuces was joy n others was sorrow
An ang the stu eu ts that saud ut wuth joy were the
freshmen Above al' others they were happuest And
why snouuan t they be? Now they could walk around
and say l attend Mary E Wells Hugh School The
clay that had taken eught whole years to come had
They entered the buuldung wuth smulung faces and
held theur heads hugh just as they sow the upperclass
men do lt was rather surprusung to see how well they
behaved To add to theur credut we fund them an un
usually actuve group of newcomers They have made
0 very good start and many have enrolled un the Ten
nus Glee and Fueld Hockey Clubs
Keep up the splendud work and l am sure that your
stay wuth us here un hugh school wull be a treat
WHAT THE INDIANS HAVE DONE FOR US
Eugene Roy 39
The lncluans have left us many of theur names for
our ruvers lakes and roads such as Chargogagogg
manch ugagogchabunagungarnog lWebster Lakel
Ouabaug Manchaug Quunsugamond Tantusque and
Pocoucapaug all lakes un Massachusetts and the ruver
Quunebaug un Southbrudge The Mohawk and Kung
Phuluo Trauls named after lnduans attract many tour
usts at thus tume of the year because of the beautuful
scenes created by the changung of the leaves
lnduans have guven us some foods whuch were un
known before the colonuzatuon of Ameruca These un
clude corn cranberrues and wuld turkey They also
left us tobacco
Many of our styles of jewelry are deruved from the
lnduans and even some of our pottery us fashuoned
along the lunes of vases jugs and jars of the Redskuns
from Mexuco and the Southwestern states
We have taken some trade names from the Induans
of whuch the Pontuac automobule and lnduan Motor
cycle are the most common
All tn all numerous detauls of our dauly Iuves are un
fluenced by the lndaan
No outsude unfluences should be allowed to unterrupt
thus necessary part of the school work The acquus
utuon of the abulutues that the school attempts to create
dep nds un a large measure on the doung of the assugn
ments The teachers furnush each pupul wuth a defun
utc mumeographed assugnment and attempt to make
su e that the pupuls undersuand how ut us to be done
The aoung of ut becomes the responsubuluty of the pupul
and unxolves supcrvusuon on the part of hus parents at
least to the cxtent of seeung that the necessary amount
of t m us reserved for home study Dleasures should
be rt de depend nt upon success un school and not
cl awed to can Pete vuth home study
Pupuls who do well un school devote Monday Tues
day Wednesday and Thursday cvenungs to their
s hool work wutkout except on
Fau ure Lsuu l re ults fr rn lazuness un home Study
or uncbuluty un that type of work Pupuls who contunue
to faul wull be advused to reaajust theur courses of
study or to lughten theur programs of work un accord
ance wuth theur buluty to master the subjects
EXCERPTS FROM STUDENTS GUIDE
D Passung Between Classes
Members of the Traffuc Squad wull have full author
uty un the durectuon of traffuc and wull report offenses
to the offuce
Three munutes are allowed for passung between
peruods Pupuls not un rooms when the second bell
rungs must come to the offuce for permussuon to enter
the class room
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QQIQJLIQQCS s--,.S.S as
or THIS SECTION or MASSACHUSETTS
TOWN WAS DISCOV RED IN FALL OF I633
Eleanor Rowett 39
Thnrteen years after the PIlgrImS landed at Ply
mouth Rock a party of traders headed by John Old
ham famed for hts commercIal dealIngs wIth the
Dutch Settlers In New Amsterdam and persons In
VIFQIWIO started to tour through the terrItory
habIted by the Nlpmuck lndIans In order to spy out
the habIts of the Dutch and to see the country l
the xear l633 four men arrIved at the lndIan town
called by the lmpmucks Tantusque and were gnv
en a frIend'y welcome ThIs town was located In
what IS now part of Sturbrudge and Southbrldge When
they were to return home they were gIven lumps of
black lead gIven them by chIetS of the trIbe and also
The lead drew quute a lot of attentlon In Boston
and John WInthrop Jr son of Governor WInthrop was
one of the fIrst whIte men to explore these hIlls
Southbndge was then called Honest Town the reason
IS not known In I 196 the boundanes of the Town
were determIned and In l8OO the petItIon to be a
separate colony and lI'ICllVldUOl relIgIous communlty
Eleanor Haynes 39
The most common trube of lndIans who lIved In thxs
SECTION were the TOIWTIUSCILIGS The TantIusaue J Ilage
was sItuated on the shore of Cedar pond At present
the Stur' rIdge FaIr Grounds cover the orIgInal SITE
Whnle makIng the race track an lndIan storehouse
was found lDl.IFl9Cl In the ground ln the storehouse
were found deposIts of blank blades placed there
for he purpose of softenung untIl they were needed to
be made Into arrowheads spears or knlves ThIs col
IectIon IS sand to be IU the Southbrxdge Museum
Another specImen of lndIan tools found near the
Tant usaue vIllage was a whole scalpIng knIfe Many
stone Implements and arrows used by the natwes have
been found near The Common In Sturbndge
The Tanhusque vIllage was very well sItuated on
the south shore of Cedar pond The wIgwams extend
ed from the knoll back of the grandstond to the lake
I-ood was easuly procured both from the fISl'tII'IQ and
huntIng In the rear by woods Sevcral acres of easIly
tIlled corn land we e near at hand
EARLY INDIAN LORE OF WOQCESTEP COUNTY
LouIse Gregowe 39
The orIgInaI source of the uInebaug RIver IS a
pon I called oy the lnd ans Quassuck lt IS sItuated
In the southwesterly part of he regIon whIch IS now
Called LeodmIne pond
Th valley of tne QuInebaug Rwer furnIshes the
openmg through whIch passes what IS called In the
early town records the great road
One who IS In Oxford Dudley or Woodstock and
desIreS to drIve to SprIngfIeld by the most dIrect coun
try road wIll go through thIS valley the way along
whIch the road of the whlte man and the path of the
lndIan has run from tame ImmemorIal
One Important lndIan path from southeastern
Massachusetts was called the Path to Nrpmuck Great
Pond NIpmuck great pond IS understood to be the
'tne wIth the long name In Webster and the lndIan
VlllGQC was northwest or the pond or on the Oxford
Another lndIan path entered Southbndge over Le
banon HIII then In a dIrect course It passed over Den
Ison hIII to Qumebaug RIVQV below the shuttle factory
crossIng the old fordway the e Into Sturbndge rIsIng
and followIng the rIdge of FIske HIII to the north end
of the some where It unIted wIth the path from Ox
The unIted paths before reachlng the Old Fordway
at Tcnhusaue struck off a branch northeasterly to
the lndIan VIllOQ9 of Quobagud flVS or SIX mIles dIs
tant on the shore of Poclunk pond ThIs branch IS fol
lowed by a publIc hIghway called New Boston Road
All the paths convergxng from the east and south
east were Llnlled before reachlng the Old Fordway and
so contlnued to the sIte of FIskdale vIllage The course
was then to the north end of the old pond now covered
by the Long Pond reservoIr then to north end of LIt
he Alum pond In BrImfIeld and on to Quabaug Old
Fort SIl'LIGl'6d In BrImfIeld north of Sherman s pond
on what IS called lndIan I-lIll
The ll'ICllOI'IS had theIr small cluster of wIgwams on
suItabIe ground at the outlet of nearly every one of
the natural ponds that are the sources of the Qume
The lndIan paths In theIr westward course passed
over FIske Hull and down the slope to the valley of the
l-antusque brool The fordway near Sturbndge com
mon IS lIkely to have been used for the southeastern
path from Wabboquasset or Woodstock Another
three fourths of a mIle further up the brook where
the PIstol pond dam has been buIlt was used by the
AIIce I-long ll
I abscntnundedly left the LlICIl of thc I'CIClIO tuned on
pouuea Into the room lt was an lndIan tune called
The Song of the Lake and qulte a pretty tune
Whrle gethng It clearer I recalled the ancIent legend
of the Lake lt IS an lndIan legend and has been
handed down from g neratIon to generatIon Any
way It all comc beck to me that th Lake In the song
IS VVebster Lake and that the lndIans called It Chau
gogg goggrf nchauaoggagoggch ubunagungamaug
rathe ar odd or d long n me hut thIs IS the meanIng
One day an lndIan chlef decIdcd he would go fIshIng
I-le to k ferythma he needed and started for the
Lake arrIyIng there at precIsely the same tIme an
other chIef dIa They bo h wanted to fIsn In the mld
dle of the Lake Tc avoId a battle of trIbes one chlef
ttnallf so d to the other Chaugoggagoggmanchaug
oggagoggch ubunagungamaug whIch means You
fIsh on your sIde l ll fIsh on my sxde and no one wIII
rIsh In the mIddle So each chlef took one sIde of the
Lake and the dlspute was avoIded
Frcm then on the lndIans called the Lake Chau
Many people cannot pronounce the word although It
IS not at all complxcated lf you wIsh to glImpse the
lake whIch causes so much trouble In pronunclatlon
It Is found In Webster Massachusetts, o lIttle town
about ten mlles from Southbrldge
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