Bellows Free Academy - Alpha Omega Yearbook (St Albans, VT)

 - Class of 1934

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16 THE MERCURY season disagreements of supporters Of the Various trophy claimants. It would Seem the logical step now to estab- lish a Vermont football league. Although attended by more difficulties than the forma- tion Of basketball and baseball associations, a football league including only the largest schools and divided into. a northern and southern division with provision for a play- off seems practical. The papers and supporters wrangle just as long over the football cham- pionship as they do over the baseball. There- fore if the league system brings the baseball championship controversy under control, a football league should certainly be formed. Any way you look at it, the Northern Baseball League will improve the tenor of state high school athletics. We hail it as a definite step toward the goal Of perfection in the relations between Vermont high Schools. The staff of THE MERCURY wishes to ex- press its appreciation tO Miss Cross and the Commercial Department for their cooperation in making this year's MERCURY a success. We wish also to thank the proof readers, Marjorie Culver and Rachel Cole, for their assistance. NEXT YEAR'S STAFF The present staff of THE MERCURY have met and voted upon the candidates for next year's staff. The balloting, done under the supervision of the faculty ad- visors, honored the following persons with positions: EDITOR EDITORIAL STAFF MANAGING EDITOR ANNE AUTIN '35 ALAN DAVIDSON '35 FRENCH EDITOR MARION NEWTON '35 ATHLETICS EDITOR CLAYTON CARROLL '35 ALUMNI EDITOR JAMES TWOHEY '35 EXCHANGE EDITOR DORIS HUNT '36 BUSINESS STAFF LITERARY EDITOR RHODA FOGG '35 NEWS EDITOR WILMA WELLS '36 PERISCOPE EDITORS MAVIS FIELD '35 JOHN WILLSON '35 CIRCULATION MANAGER BUSINESS MIANAGER ADVERTISING MANAGER PHILIP DAVID ,35 LEE WHITCOMB '35 RICHARD BRUSH '36 ASST. CIRCULATION MANAGER ASST. ADVERTISING MANAGER ALICE VAIL '36 WILLIAM GOLDSBURY ,35 FACULTY ADVISERS MISS CHANDLER MISS CATLIN MISS DUNSMORE MISS ADAMS

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THE MERCURY 15 Iviiitinliebioilbjoutidoioiaiesioiclithioiioiabitniariq at Ebitotial Ralph Beauregard The death of Ralph Beauregard created a loss felt most deeply by the students and faculty of B. F. A. It is more than the ab- sence of a teacher we feel, it is a friend who is gone. He was the friend of every boy and girl in the school. Friendliness was his pre- dominant characteristic. We can never forget Mr. Beauregard's classes. His sympathetic aid encouraged many to greater efforts. His stories interrupted the monotony of class work and made it more agreeable. The nature of his teaching inspired effort. It was like letting down a pal to shirk an assignment in one of his subjects. At the year's end in some strange manner you knew the subject and could remember only enjoying his class. He punished us at times but he was always justified. A week later we would be joking with him over the incident. At noon there was always a group of students rounding him at the end of the upper hall. He was always ready to help a student both in and out of school. He was one of the best- liked teachers in the building. To many he was the most popular. SUI'- -The door is closed between us now, but Mr. Beauregard's spirit will never leave our memories. It is bound there forever by the bonds of a hundred little incidents, in the classroom and out, which can never be broken. U ill- 915 -If ik- The Northern League Every June for years past, Vermont's schol- astic baseball battle has taken place, fought ............3g-.-..--...-...--if 2 -r ' --.........-.l.......--l by the newspapers and cheered on by the ad- herents of a dozen championship-claiming nines. The big diamond question seemed to be "pennant, pennant, Who's got the pennant ?" Nobody knew but everybody said he did. In some years a team of unquestioned superiority appeared, but these years were few. Usually two or three widely separated schools, with equally good records, laid claim to the mythical bunting. The unfortunate part of the argu- ment was that the only way of settling it lay in involved play-offs, and that distance or the closing of school prevented these. It was an unfortunate situation and seldom was satis- factorily disposed of. In order that Vermont high school teams should no more experience the customary pen- nant predicament, the Northern Vermont Baseball League was formed last fall. Not that the best team in this league will neces- sarily be crowned champion of Vermont, but the question will be settled among the north- ern teams at leastg and a championship game, it seems, could then easily be arranged with the southern leader. The Northern Baseball League, springtime approximate of the Northern Vermont Basket- ball League, certainly fills a long felt need in state schoolboy athletics. Comprised of seven of the largest schools in the northern territory, the league should furnish an undis- puted champion of northern Vermont base- ball. A play-off with the southern champion would establish the winning team in unchal- lenged possession of the interscholastic base- ball title. By settling the championship question, the league will end the yearly never-settled newspaper squabbles and should aid in furthering the feeling of good-will between the schools, by terminating the post-

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THE MERCURY 17 Lyle Collins ,25 writes for THE MERCURY: 'fAlmost immediately after graduating from the University of Vermont in 1929, I joined the Standard Oil Co. of New York for a three-year term abroad in the Orient. After some fourteen weeks of training in New York City with a class of about thirty others se- lected from colleges all over the United States, I crossed the continent to sail from San Francisco, Oct. 15, 1929, by the Dollar Liner 'President IVIcKinley,' in company with five of my classmates. "Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, was our first sight of land after a pleasant week at sea, and we all went ashore to stretch our legs, rest our eyes with the beautiful verdant scenery and enjoy the surf of Waikiki Beach. Then there were a couple of stops at Yokohama and Kobe in Japan where we got our first taste of the Orient, had our first ricksha rides, ate of the famed sukiaki, and for the first time felt ourselves as foreigners, with a language not our own spoken all about us, "The large and busy city of Shanghai was our first Chinese port of call, and those of us who did not have orders to stop there were just as well pleased-there was too much of the hurried air of New York there to suit us. "We steamed into the entrancingly beautiful harbor of Hongkong in the evening just as the sun was setting and the very blue waters were reflecting its red and gold. On Victoria Island, opposite the Kowloon docks, the lights could just be seen picking out the Corkscrew road to the summit of 'The Peak,' habitat of Hongkongys elite. "I was sent to Amoy, a seaport some four I. me rum- hundred miles north of Hongkong for my first year. Amoy was famed in the days of the clipper ships as the packing place for Formosan tea, my own impression of it now is that it is an extremely pleasant place to live in since most of the Europeans, numbering some three hundred, live on the pretty little island of Kulangsu in the harbor. I 'fDuring the next eight months I was sta- tioned at Swatow, another Chinese seaport which is now growing in commercial impor- tance, about midway between Hongkong and Amoy. The last year and four months of my term was spent at Singapore, Straits Settle- ments, where I had an opportunity to do a great deal of travelling throughout the Straits Settlements, IVIalaya, Sumatra, Borneo, and into Siam. Singapore, though situated but seventy miles north of the equator and having a very warm and humid climate, is, never- theless, a beautiful and healthful place in which to live. Besides being the maritime 'crossroads of the world', that city gives one the immediate impression of the most cos- mopolitan spot on earth. "After completion of my services with the Standard Oil Co., having plenty of time to come home via Europe, I spent six months doing that in company with some friends, ar- riving home about the first of June, IQ33.H Recent marriages among the alumni are: lXIiss Dorothy Heffion '21-John W. Ur- quhart. Miss Frances Tenney '13-Charles H. Bar- her. INIiss Irene Palmer '29-Winston Freer '28.

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