West Canada Valley High School - Wecava Yearbook (Newport, NY)

 - Class of 1946

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Senior Class Will We, the Senior Class of 1946, being of sound mind, fwe hopej do hereby declare this to be our last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by us. 'LMUNGYF leaves his basketball suit to anyone who is small enough to get into it. DICK leaves his baseball spikes to Einstein in hopes that he will make good use of them. LOUISE leaves her quietness and studiousness to Jane Widay. JIMMY leaves his garbage truck to anyone who wants it. JEANNE leaves her ability to blush to Doris Miner, and she is glad to be rid of it. "BUD" leaves - he hopes! JOYCE leaves her position as Senior Class president to anyone who feels capable of handling the job. ELINOR leaves her desire for reckless driving to Joan Autenrith. NORM leaves his draft card to Jack Farrell. GERALD leaves his books by the front door. ESTHER leaves her position in the cafeteria to Sally Willard. SHIRL leaves her ability to dance to Marguerite Butler who can start with Junior where she left off. HPERLM leaves nothing f he needs all he has. RAY leaves the Whole school to mourn his leaving. STEVE leaves his neatness to Pete Victor. sLVLADYii wills his personality and charm to the next lucky guy. ROSIE leaves her worn out tonsils to Elaine Farrell who will need a new pair next year. CAROLYN leaves her ability to care for children to Marian Farrell. KAY leaves her gift of gab to Lois Edwards. WALT leaves his truck to Vernie Johnson who can carry a full load. ELOISE leaves the Stanley family. LOVETTA leaves her seat in homemaking class to Marjorie Farrington. JEAN leaves her squeaky shoes to Mr. Whaley. "WINhDY" leaves his way with women to Jimmy Dupont who should be quite a man by t 611. The SENIOR CLASS leaves its high standards to the Juniors in hopes that they will live up to them. Signed: Tv-IE SENIORS OF 1946 Witnesses hereof: JEANNE FALLOWS RICHARD DICKINS VLADAMIR MARKS 1159

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Senior Class History It was way back in 1942 when we, the class of 1946, became the new Freshman class of West Canada Valley. In number, we were the largest class that West Canada had yet seen, but this large class was soon to suffer the 1oss of many classmates who left school. The teachers that were appointed to advise us were two new additions to the faculty, Miss Flo and Mr. Healey. Determined to make our class a success, we first took the responsibility of electing officers. Norman Frank and Eloise Primeau were elected president and vicefpresident respectively. The following spring, Gene Dickins was proclaimed valedictorian and Steve Mankouski, salutatoriang the plans for our graduation to Senior High were begun. The next year found our class in an entirely different position. We were Sophomores, dreading the day when we would be humiliated by the upperclassmen in the customary initiation. At last this dreaded day arrived, and the boys suffered in women's clothes all day, while the girls wore heavy men's clothing, much to the gloating pleasure of the Seniors. The choice for officers this year was Gene Dickins as president and James Carney as vicefpresident. In the spring of our Sophomore year, our efforts were turned toward a large St. Patrickls dance, which proved a success. Our junior year brought us much hard work, most of which was to raise enough money for our class rings. We held many vicfdances and it was necessary to pay large amounts of dues, but when our rings arrived in February, we were more than repaid for our efforts. Steve Mankouski and Carolyn McKerrow were elected to guide the class this year as president and vicefpresident. At last, in September 1945, our hopes of the past few years were realized, we were Seniors. Now, we were the ones who had the privilege of using the front door, and when we went to assembly, the other students stood until we were seated. Yes, there were privileges for which we waited so long, but when we became Seniors, we were also handed responsibilities that we had never had before. When one becomes a Senior, he soon comes to realize that this is his last year in school, and the year seems to pass almost too quickly. It is this year that a person realizes that the best days of his life are spent in school. In this year we welcomed the return of our supervising principal, John H. Moehle, formerly Lieut. Moehle of the Navy. We soon learned, much to our joy, that we were going to be allowed to take a trip to New York, a privilege of which many classes before us were deprived because of war. This opportunity has brought with it much hard work, however. It was necessary for us to raise money if we were to go to New York. Yes, we have had disappointing moments as well as happy ones, but the truth for which we are most thankful is that we, the class of 1946, will be the first class in many years to graduate into a world of peace and good will. C145



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Class Prophecy MAYNARD BLASK as professor of Chemistry at Stratford University. RICHARD DICKIN S and ELOISE PRIMEAU happily married and living on Summit Ave. JAMES DUPONT as general manager of all garbage trucks in Middleville. LOUISE EDWARDS as a social worker in the city of Fairfield. JEANNE FALLOWS attempting to encourage a crusade to Richland, Washington. ERNEST FAUVELLE as president of all poker and pool rooms of booming Newport. JOYCE FELLOWS as singer in Norman's night club. ELINOR FORD in charge of a nursery school in Poland, NORMAN FRANK as owner and manager of all night clubs in Norway. GERALD GAGE as scientist working on the bettering of farms at Cornhill University. ESTHER GEVISS using her knowledge of planning and serving meals at her home near Frankfort. SHIRLEY GROWER catching up on writing letters to her many friends. EUGENE HELMER as leading instructor of farms in West Neighborhood. STEPHEN MANKOUSKI building new vehicles for greater speed and mileage for Henry Ford. RAYMOND HOWARD as laboratory technician at Borden's in Newport. VLADAMIR MARKO as noted physician of Little Falls. ROSEMARY MAXWELL as head nurse of the Maxwell Institution. CAROLYN MCKERROW as owner of the "World's Best Bakery" located at Newport. KAY MURPHY as owner of the greatest dance hall in Little Falls. ELOISE PRIMEAU doing the cooking in her neat little home. WALTER PICKERT helping Ernest in the poker and pool rooms. LOVETTA RANDALL trying to be a beautician setting the 'LTwo Little Roses' hair. JEAN RUNDBERG as piano player at Kay's dance hall. BRUCE WINDECKER as Secretary of the Navy, improving ship transportation on the West Canada Creek. C165

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