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

 - Class of 1934

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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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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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18 THE MERCURY 7 'WS , f-1-3 res? 5.7, wf ,I-fn' W ' ' ' 'if-1 ' 77-131 lag AT? 6- W 55? '- f 4 Pg '41 Y-'ff ,iciii ii?-"1'l:. -'Y - ,gn -i7 Q 5. 3 A5-42 Y V-5 .TA . 7 2:54 a 4- -gf W -: -Tl - :ffl-- -E-f iszrirfnlfzis-A Mavis Field, a junior of Bellows Free Academy, is the winner of the S150 scholar- ship offered by the University of Vermont for the best short story submitted by high school students. Pupils from thirty-three schools entered this contest in which a first prize of S150 and a second prize of S100 were awarded for the best essays, short stories, and poems. Miss Field's short story which won first prize was, "Wanted-A Maid." Mr. E. H. Royce has presented to the school a silver tennis trophy in memory of his father, Mr. S. F., Royce, a former chairman of the board of trustees of this school. A singles tournament will be held each season limited to students of B. F. A. and the winner's name will be engraved on the cup. A dance was given in the gymnasium Friday, April 20, to raise funds for the tennis team. Henry Press' Geometricians furnished the music. Dances on Friday, April I3 and Saturday, May I2 were sponsored by the Mothers' Club of Bellows Free Academy. Twenty-one juniors, all of whom had in some way taken part in the Junior Jamboree, enjoyed a dinner party in the private dining room of the Cafeteria, Saturday, April 14. After dinner impromptu speeches were given by Eliot Tobin, class president, and Rhoda Fogg, vice-president, and a brief financial re- port was given by George Bryce, treasurer. Lee Whitcomb was master of ceremonies. The final examinations for seniors will be given from May 29 to June 4, and for fresh- men, sophomores, and juniors from June 4 to 8. The program for graduation is as follows: June 8 Junior Prom June IO Baccalaureate sermon at the Epis- copal Church Junior Prize Speaking June II June I2 Class Day June I3 Graduation June I4 Alumni Banquet June I6 Senior Class Ride Alan Sweeny, class treasurer, and Mar- garet Corliss, class secretary, were host and hostess at the senior supper Thursday eve- ning April 26. The decoration of the dining room was under the supervision of Miriam Wise and was artistically done in pastel colors of spring. After supper the following pro- gram was enjoyed: harmonica solo, George Bevinsg tap dance, Adrian Tremblayg piano solo, Lawrence Locklin, who played one of his own compositions, and finally a short skit entitled "The Triangle," which displayed the dramatic talents of Mabel Start, Rachel Cole, Miriam Wise, and lVLiriam's dog "Skip," Following the entertainment a dance was held in the gymnasium,

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