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

 - Class of 1934

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6 THE MERCURY carried on our activities under the following ofilicers: 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 creditable manner: llflargaret Corliss ........ News Editor Alan Sweeny ........ Athletics Editor Miriam Wise ....... Exchange Editor Mabel Start . Ass't. Circulation Manager Richard Raymond Ass't. Advertising Manager 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 would pass. 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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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. MIRIAM Wise Class Poet 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 as possible. 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 . . . . . . . . Vice-President Secretary 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 interest. 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 chorus. 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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THE MERCURY 7 caps and gowns. We are the first class to extend this dignity to B. F. A. Mr. Dickinson also presented the idea of "Ivy Day" and we immediately decided to include this ceremony among our graduation festivities. Probably some of you witnessed this novel program, given under the direction of a capable com- mittee, this afternoon. The senior girls laid aside debates and dis- cussions on these subjects long enough to get together and plan a delightful, original skit for the Friday before Easter vacation. A mid- night feast in a girls' dormitory was the scene. All sorts of goodies were enjoyed to the envy of the audience, especially when the members of the faculty were treated to delicious cakes. fhe time and effort of the girls were well spent, for the entertainment was received with praise. The last of April the class had its second senior supper. The secretary and the treas- urer, Margaret Corliss and Alan Sweeny were hostess and host. For this occasion the supper was served buffet style. Instead of some of the seniors helping as they have in previous years, lkliss Rich and her Home Economics class took entire charge and the seniors were guests. George Bevins rendered two harmonica solos, Lawrence Locklin played an original com- position, Adrien Tremblay did a tap dance and Rachel Cole, llflabel Start and Miriam VVise presented a humorous skit following the supper. Then songs were enjoyed by everyone with Mrs. Atwood at the piano. This was a carefree, happy time when the boys could shout all they wished Without being reproved by Mr. Dickinson. In the last part of the Spring term it be- came necessary, upon the resignation of our President, Robert Trombley, to elect a new one. Richard Raymond was chosen for this oflice. At one of our senior meetings Mr. Dickinson made it known that the senior class play was to be over before final examinations and gradu- ation activities. Complying with this mandate, "Husbands On Approval" was presented on May 24 and 25. The cast was as follows: Nancy Glover .... .... L ucille Daley Rita Glover .... . . . Pauline Barsalou Mrs. Glover ............. Muriel Palmer Catherine, the maid ..... Katherine Rooney Sam Glover ........ Warren Marchessault Dick Fitzgerald ............. John White Colonel Maynard Rowe ..... Edwin Pelkey Bob Devon ........ f ...... Richard Jeffrey Kratz .......... .... R obert Aunchman Hamilton Seaver ........ Robert Trombley Did you see it? lf you did not you don't know what you missed. If you did you know what a success it was in every way. The class of 1934 is fortunate in having some outstanding musicians. Rachel Cole, Mabel Start, Miriam Wise, Margaret Corliss, lVIuriel Palmer and Elwyn Abell have played in our school orchestra much of the time during the four years. This year Rachel Cole was chosen at the State Festival to attend the New England Festival. This is a credit to the school and our class. All in all, I think our class is the best one that has ever graduated from B. F. A. Of course, you are saying, that's what they all say, but don't you really think we have proved our worth and will you not forgive the mis- takes we have made and always think of us kindly as we journey nearer and nearer the harbor until We can see the lights glimmering in the distance. We are loath to leave B. F. A., Mr. Dickinson with his stern commands and funny stories, and the faculty with their friendly aid and sympathy. The journey has been swift-it seems as if our friendships are only begun, but such is this voyage of life. The poet alone has words to express this in- "Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shone and a distant voice in the darknessg So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence." EDITH PATTE12 '34 Class Historian

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