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THE MERCURY 5
Once more we are all here assembled
As the class of the year '34,
And the memory of this our commencement
Will live in our hearts evermore.
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
Friends and members of the class of 1934,
we are entering another harbor in our journey
of life. Time is fleeting. It is probable that
to most of us the day we entered first grade
is fresh in our memories. The tide of time
carried us swiftly through those eight years
which followed and brought us safely into the
port of the eighth grade graduation, from
which we launched forth, four years ago, on
the trip through high school. It would be
impossible to touch upon the joys and sorrows
of each one personally, but let us review some
of the outstanding events of those four years.
On September 9, 1930, we set sail. For the
first few weeks we were tossed and jostled
about. Then some kindly senior came to our
rescue and suggested that we elect officers to
man our ship. We considered carefully and
chose the following, who steered us safely
through the first year:
Richard Raymond .......... President
llluriel Palmer ........ Vice-President
Madelyn Collins . . . ..... Secretary
Robert Trombley .......... Treasurer
Although we were only freshmen the upper
classmen had to admit we had talent in our
class, for when the Cast was announced for
the Girls' Glee Club play, "College Days"
the following were chosen from our class-
Mabel Start, Rachel Cole, and Leila Ginett.
Again in May of the same year, Robert Trom-
bley, Winston Bevins, and Jack VVhite took
part in "Hearts and Blossoms" given by the
Boys' Glee Club.
When the sophomores tendered our class a
reception in February, it was the first one to
be held in the new gymnasium. Something
about the word receptions seems to abash the
freshmen, and they never attend them well.
Such was the case with us.
Following this reception the days passed
swiftly along with the usual ups and downs.
We Houndered through two sets of examina-
tions and with sighs of relief were content
to spend our summer in as carefree a manner
We lifted the anchor again in the fall of
1931 with the following staff to conduct our
ship: - '
Robert Trombley . . . ..... President
Mabel Start ...... . . .
Muriel Palmer . . . . . . . .
Alan Sweeny ............. Treasurer
We were sophomores, but we did try very
hard to remember to speak to the freshmen
and encourage them, for but one short year
ago we had been in their places and knew
what it meant to have someone take a little
During this year the Boys' and Girls' Glee
Clubs decided to combine in presenting an
operetta, and a very successful one was pro-
duced in "Pickles". Those from our class
taking leading parts were Robert Trombley
and James Cioffi. Many others sang in the
It was now our duty to give the freshmen
a reception, and after some effort we staged
a very colorful one in our school gymnasium.
As sophomores we were just getting accus-
tomed to the order of social affairs and school
events. In our junior year we became more
accustomed to attending to these duties. We
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VVe have climbed to the top of the mountain
Now worn and rugged with time
That loomed soifar up above us,
When first we attempted the climb.
And as weglance back down the hillside
Far down to the depths of the vale,
We notice a throng of successors
Who follow our well-blazed trail,
When yet the ascent was before us
Life appeared narrow and small,
For what we could see from the lowlands
Was little or nothing at all.
But now it seems to be calling-
Life in its wondrous ,arrayg
Now we're prepared to attain it
On this transitional day.
And with us we find a great meeting
Of friends from all over the land,
Who are bidding farewell to their classmates
With a last, sincere grasp of the hand.
Our journey together is ended,
For the trails that we choose to pursue
Will scatter us over the country
And maybe across the sea, too.
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6 THE MERCURY
carried on our activities under the following
Alan Sweeny . . . ...... President
Rachel Cole ...... .... V ice-President
Miriam Wise ...., ...... S ecretary
Adrien Trembley ......... Treasurer
This year We had our first right to mem-
bership on the "Mercury,' staff. The "Mer-
cury" had been started in our freshmen year,
and we had developed a great interest in its
welfare. The following were named on the
staff and they carried out their duties in a
llflargaret Corliss ........ News Editor
Alan Sweeny ........ Athletics Editor
Miriam Wise ....... Exchange Editor
Mabel Start . Ass't. Circulation Manager
Richard Raymond Ass't. Advertising
VVe were "out of pocket", so to speak, when
we began considering the Junior-Senior Ball.
Cooperation on the part of the members of
the class in the paying of dues and frequent
food and rummage sales made it possible to
raise the money necessary to give the seniors
a brilliant farewell.
On the Monday night following the prom
eight juniors took part in the annual Junior
Prize Speaking contest. There was some talk
as to the advisability of having this because
of the expense of a coach, but it was finally
decided to charge a small fee at the door,
which overcame this difficulty. lldiss Eleanor
Royce kindly consented to coach us. First
prize was won by Muriel Palmer, second by
Rachel Cole and third by Edith Pattee.
I think that most of us felt, at Commence-
ment time last June, a sort of pride that we
should be the graduates next year, however,
we were, deep down in our hearts, glad that
we had one more year to spend in B. F. A.
and did not realize how swiftly that year
When we entered school last fall, we felt
like privileged charactersg for we commanded
the respect due seniors and the right to just
a little more liberty, just a bit more whisper-
ing, because this was our last year.
After two trials we elected officers to un-
dertake the many responsibilities of the senior
class on the last lap of its journey toward the
graduation port. They were as follows:
Robert Trombley ........... President
Mabel Start ...... . . . Vice-President
Margaret Corliss . . . ..... Secretary
Alan Sweeny ............. Treasurer
During this year the leading positions on
the "Mercury" staff fell to the seniors. The
following were chosen for these:
Alan Sweeny ................ Editor
Miriam Wise ......... French Editor
Janet MacCal1um . . . Managing Editor
Margaret Corliss ...... Alumni Editor
Kathleen Smith ....... Literary Editor
Robert Hodet ........ Periscope Editor
Mabel Start ..... Circulation Manager
On November the ninth we held our first
senior supper. It was in the form of a banquet,
and a delicious supper was served under the
supervision of Miss Rich. The after dinner
speakers were-Miriam Wise, Richard Ray-
mond and Mr. White. Robert Aunchman
played two violin solos. It was a success in
every Way, and a great deal of credit is due
our President and Vice-President, Robert
Trombley and Mabel Start for the delightful
evening spent by all.
Christmas time rolled round and the boys
were right on deck with a skit to be given
the Friday before vacation. The harmony
quartet, modern school, and instrumental
pieces were a credit to the boysg and it certainly
was enjoyed, especially by the freshmen and
sophomores, for it was the first witnessed by
most of them.
After the Christmas vacation our attention
was turned toward examinations and marks
for the first semester. All seniors wished to
do well in every subject and start the new
semester with clear slates and a big chance
of eliminating those final "exams" by attaining
the required average.
Soon after the mid-years senior meetings
were held, graduation being the main issue.
It was voted at one such meeting to wear
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