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

 - Class of 1943

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By Joyce Bingham The tremors of the war earthquake became more violent and spread to all parts of the world. One by one the boys left the climbing party to undertake a more serious venture. The class put on the Junior-Senior Prom, which was a brilliant farewell to the seniors who were leaving the Mount after having reached the peak. Prize speaking was the next diversion and Jean Buck, Jeannette Hermann and Milton MacDonald walked away with the prizes. The following members of the class held positions on the Mercury staff because of their journalistic talents: Barbara Atkins and Joyce Bingham, Feature NVritersg Stanford Glass, Assistant Vocational Editor, Marmete Corliss and Carol YVhite, Reporters, Marguerite Bliss, Periscope Editor, Fisher Post, Advertising Manager, Alfred DeMarinis, Assistant Advertising Manager, Nan Spencer, Assis- tant Circulation Manager. Soon the milestone for the end of the third lap was reached, and having weth- ered the mid-winter storms and spring thaws, the class again stopped to rest at Vacation Camp Number Three. The climbers, now thc senior leaders of the party, started out again in the fall of 19-112 to attempt to scale the peak. Alfred DeMarinis was chosen Captain for the third time, and with Ann VVood as Second in Command, Gerald Dixon, Supply Master, and Jeannette Hermann, Recorder of the Climb as his aides, attempted to lead the straggling class to the top. The Senior Play, a comedy, f'F0ot-Loose," was presented on December 4- and 5, in the way of entertainment. The following skillful cast of characters, under the direction of Guide Hortense Beeman, made the play a brilliant financial suc- cess: Mr. Early, Hugh Gorton, Mrs. Early, Jean Buck, Hope, Jeannette Her- mann, Bob, Milton lNIacDonaldQ Dick, Merrill Hungerford, lNIary, Kathlyn ltfillcr, Dclphie, Betty Tuscanyg Randolph Cunningham, VVinston Paquetteg Jeanny Mal- loy, Nan Spencer, Buzz Daily, Stanley Cullen, Miriam VValker, Barbara Myers: Jack Milford, Jolm Ledden, Stanford VVills, Fisher Postg Mrs. Forester, Jane McCormick. Near Christmas, the class felt, since so many boys were leaving the Mount, a get-together should be held at this time. So on December 17, tl1e climbers all worked together and a grand Senior Supper was held. The class again entered the Junior Jamboree and gave a creditable account of itself with the play, "The Third Act," under the able direction of Guide Louella Catlin. The members on the Mercury staff this year were: Marmete Corliss, Managing Editor, Hugh Gorton, Assistant Managing Editor, Joyce Bingham, Editorial VVrit- cr, Barbara Atkins, Feature Editor, Betty Tuscany. Feature lvriterg Carol VVhite, Reporter, Stanford Glass, Sports Editorg Jeannette Hermann, Assistant Sports Editorg Barbara llyers, Alumni Editorg Marguerite Bliss, Periscope Editor, Milton MacDonald, Staff Photographer, Patricia Maynard, Ann VVood, Loretta Vincelette, Virginia VViley, and Barbara Schofield, Typistsg Fisher Post, Business Managerl Nan Spencer, Circulation Managerg Alfred Delfarinis, Advertising Manager. -As usual .a few of the climbing party slipped on the Glacier of Examinations, but in the spring the Make-Up Rope was let down to them and most of the unfor- tunates were rescued, leaving only a few behind. At last the Class of 1943 has reached the peak of Mount B. F. A. after a four years climb through winds and stormy weather, avalanches, ravines and glaciers. Sow, standing triumphant on the topmost crag, they gaze upon the world about them searching for new and greater peaks to conquer. tlll Cfnfnlbhm "1'JUQ'if11v-Q OJ'-IRON

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NOCQNOH rsbvvsfawm vmasecs By Joyce Bingham It was in the early part of September in the year 1939 that a hardy ba of adventurers known as the class of 194-3 undertook the conquest of formidable Mount B. F. A., to them one ofthe most imposing peaks in Educational Range. At iirst all was disorder, but with the encouragement of Chief Guide Dickinson nd the chose the following leaders: Alfred DeMarinis, Captain, Marmete Corliss, Secyond in Command, Jane McCormick, Recorder of the Climb, Clinton Robinson, Supply Master. Once started, the going was easy because of the consideration of the guidyzs toward the new climbers, the freshmen. Oh, yes, there was an occasional light storm or wind, but in spite of these they managed fairly well. Then as the climbers proceeded higher, winter set in and they came to their first hardship, The Ravine of Mid-Year Examinations. The going was tough and although most of the class managed to get across, a few fell in. However with the aid of the guides some were rescued and the line proceeded up the mountain with a sad farewell to those lost. Since mountain climbing is an arduous exercise, many of the climbers took part in baseball, tennis, basketball, football and hockey to keep themselves physic- all fit. y As the terrain became more difficult, signs of discouragement began. to appear among the climbers, and in order to lift their spirits and raise the morale they participated in the Junior Jamboree. Their play, "While the Toast Burned," directed by able guide Phyllis Robinson was given honorable mention, but the sophomores took the cup. The spring thaws brought an avalanche, finals. All were buried, but with the aid of shovels of experience, many of the climbers succeeded in getting out, again a few were lost. As a result of the hard climb, the party decided to rest a while at Summer Vacation Camp Number One, and one-fourth of the climb was complete. In the fall of 1940 the party again set out, but this time under the following leaders: Fisher Post, Captain, Joyce Bingham, Second in Command, Patricia Maynard, Recorder of the Climb, Alfred DeMarinis, Supply Master. The climbers, now sophomores, were considered important enough to be represented on the Executive Council. Climber Marmete Corliss was chosen to fill the position. There were many rivulets and ravines to conquer and a storm or two to weather, but although a few stopped to view the scenery and were lost, the remainder came through. Their Junior Jamboree play this year, "Love and Lathern directed by sopho- more guide Dorothy Thayer, was again ignored by the judges who awarded the cup to the junior climbers. Even though only sophomores, two members of the party, Alfred DeMarinis and Fisher Post, were appointed to the staH of the Mercury, the publication which kept the public informed as to the events on Mount B. F. A. The year passed rapidly and Half-Way Point was soon reached, where the summer was spent. The third lap of the climb began in September of 1941. As the ascent became steeper, the packs became heavier, but with hopeful hearts the class, now seasoned climbers, struggled onward. Alfred DeMarinis and Marmete Corliss were appointed Captain and Second in Command for the second time. Barbara Atkins was chosen Recorder of the Climb and Romeo Parc, the Supply Master. Climber Clinton Robinson was appointed to represent the class on the Student Council. Now the time had come when the class was to stage the Junior Jamboree They did so, moreover they won the cup with the play, "A Weakness for Nursesn directed by guide Hortense Beeman. U01



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Football i Fran! row: Hungerford, NV. Bean, Counas, Dixon, Robinson, funningham, Flanagan. Second rom: Coach VVhite, Rich, Fogg, Chenette, Maynard, Benson, Kenyon, Brooks. Third row: R. Shepard, Kell, T. Mcforniick, Barker, Vance, Howard, Corrigan. Fourth row: Brouillette, Grant, Smith, Lucas, M.f1rifhn,CamplJell,CheValier,XYilmette Fifth row: H. Newton, XYarner, Corwell, Mgr. L. Shepard, Livingston, Sabins, Letour neau, Sunderland. Yap row: Asst Managers, R. Letourneau and R. Bean, :Xss't. Coach Bushey, Sears Bechard. Gerald Dixon Faptain E121

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