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

 - Class of 1943

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f. XZ f Y.. Class Prophecy Y ,, , Jeannette Hermann f N BY li E- W If i it uw K MMIA NJ, il Now is the time for going forth- Some to the south, some to the north, Some to the east, some to the west. Where e'er it be, may it be the best. Modest though I am, I must admit I have one unusual power, that of a medi- um. Tonight I am seeing St. Albans twenty- five years from now. It is the year 1969 and a beautiful afternoon in October. Everywhere in the city of St. Albans are huge posters reading "Old Home VVeek." During the past twenty-five years St. Albans has been industrialized to such an extent that I am thinking perhaps some of my old friends who have been out of the city for a number of years will find many startling changes in our metropolis of about forty thousand people. The territory be- tween the city limits and St. Albans Bay is no longer the peaceful country land it was twenty-five years ago, for there are now new homes, large industries, privately own- ed airports. A new community house, which tops what was once known as "Nigger Hill,', was built by Curtis Partlow and Robert Bean for the youth of St. Albans. They have kindly given the use of the auditorium for the old home week entertainment. These two men own so much property that they have to keep a card index in order to know the extent of their possessions themselves. I am scheduled to meet at 4- o'clock many old friends at the city airport, where once Rarker's eat and jive place was located. But on my way I land in my helicopter Hiv- er on the roof top of Arnold Raleigh's thriv- ing plastic industry. There I find Lorraine Richards, Arnold's personal plastic designer. They are arranging for a display of their latest plastic gadgets which I know will fas- cinate all of their old classmates. Bidding Lorraine goodbye until this evening I fly on to the airport. Just as I am about to land, I notice off in the distance a large house-like plane speeding towards the airport. The plane moves closer and I read the words largely printed on the wing, "Here We Come St. Albans-The Lucasesf' Landing I rush out to greet them. The doors of the plane are thrown open and out step seven people. First I see Mr. and Mrs. Lucas. VVC greet each other heartily and Richard tells me he has invente in which he and week-end trips to gasoline and two ship lands in the can even land on d this late model airplane Eunice are able to take Europe on one gallon of pints of oil. This house- desert, on the water and a cloud. Eunice explains that she so equipped the plane that she can house ten guests with all the comforts of home. Then I greet Clinton Robinson, Mil- ton MacDonald, Fisher Post, VVinston Pa- quette and a very charming lady Kathlyn Miller. We all began to chatter at once. but first Clinton tells of his experiences. He has just been to Russia "via stratosphere ex- press" for a two-day trout trip but re- turned to the United States last night so he would be able to come to St. Albans for the gathering of his friends. He is now mar- ried to the daughter of a multi-millionaire. and between trotting the globe, tending his farm and his wife, Clinton is a very busy man. Milton and Fisher do not need to give much explanation of their experiences. They are known nation-wide as they are owners of the famous MacDonald-Post Film Com- pany. This company turns out 365 ten-reel films a year and stages five plays which are shown just off Broadway. In their em- ploy they have many brave heroes and beau- tiful heroines of the world. Their latest film is to be shown as part of the entertain- ment this evening. Milton is rnost enthusi- i141

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astic about this movie as he personally pho- tographed the entire production. The name of the movie is A'The Miller's Daughter" the all-singing, all-talking, all-colored epic of the age. Katty and Winston are the leading stars of the show. They play three musical instruments, including a vacuum cleaner and sing and dance. Katty and VVinston are both very well- known stage and screen people of the day. Then suddenly our attention is drawn to the sky as a glider makes its way on to the concrete runway. VVe all rush to greet the people who are arriving, As the door of the large glider swings open, four lovely la- dies step from the plane. They are Virginia Wiley, Sylvia Wetherby, Betty Shepard and Helen Longway. Their coiffures are so outstanding-why, of course they are the owners of the "Strangle-Lock Beauty Sal- ons,'i which have become nation-wide and are such a rage with the women popula- tion. A round of applause greets another group of people stepping out of the plane. A very stately-looking gentleman is waving his hands around and talking excitedly. It is Merrill Hungerford and with him are his personal secretaries, Jeannette Bourgette, Doris Conger and Violet Hemingway. Sud- denly a hushed expectancy falls upon the crowd, and all eyes are turned toward Mer- rill who makes a friendly address of greet- ing to all his old friends. He announces that attained. this new frlider which manv neo le have ar- ?" . rived on is one of Ford's latest models for pleasure riding in the air. It is the nearest thing to actual flying that man has so far No artificial power, only wings. the sky and the earth guide this craft, and Merrill assures the crowd that it is the com- ing sensation in the transportation indus- try. Just as Merrill finishes his speech, a loud cheer breaks forth from the crowd as General Roderick Kell steps from the plane. Looking very well indeed, he proudly points to the four stars on his shoulder and the crowd gives another hearty cheer. YVith Rod- dy is Stanford Glass looking more busi- ness-like than ever. Stanford speaks first and wants to know if anybody in the crowd has used during the last twenty years his fa- mous exerciscs for reducing one's income tax. I arrive at the community house a few minutes before the people begin to come. The auditorium is gay with flags and colored banners. These unique decorations were plan- ned and carried out by the famous interior decorators of VVood, Schofield, and Meyers, I Inc. I remember their exquisite taste in years gone by and am not at all surprised. The first person to arrive is Honora Be- chard a noted philanthropist. He owned a series of filling stations for both cars and aircraft and he was such a success that he retired at the end of ten years in his busi- ness. His money is paying for many of the Old Home Week expenditures. Then I hear tl1e sound of many voices in the corridor and first to enter is Dr. Alfred DeMarinis, a famous surgeon at the Kerbs Memorial Hos- pital and John Barker, head chemist, who is known all over the civilized world for his experiments which have isolated the dangerous germ of young love. John has found that this very active love germ can bring either BLISS or despair. With the two men are Nan Spencer, superintendent of nurses at the same hospital, and Esther Hall. Pauline Cline, Jane McCormick and Patricia Maynardiall nurses at the same hospital. If there are any accidents tonight I feel sure the sufferers will be properly at- tended to by these capable people of medi- cine. Sketching the people as they come into the auditorium is a striking-looking woman who seems most familiar to me. She is do- ing it very well indeed, for I peep over l1er shoulder to see. Yes, it's Joyce Bingham, who has become quite famous as an illustra- for for magazine and newspaper articles. Two people who have just entered I recog- nize as Gordon Bell and Olga Costes. Gor- don is speaking now. He says that if no one else has been successful in the past twenty-five years, he and Olga have. Gor- don is owner and manager of a huge chain of restaurants known all over the world as the "Gobble-an-Beat-It-Restaurantsf' Self- nnade, he prides himself on his rise from proprietor of a hot-dog stand on Center Strict to owner of one-thousand glass-plate, white front restaurants now located in dif- ferent sections of the world. In his employ is Olga Costes who has brought renown to tl1e "Cobble-and-BeabIt-Restaurants by her art of fiopping such delicious pancakes. Talking with all their old friends are three very dignified ladies. They are Louise Newton, Marie Trombly, and Margaret Crowe. They are head mistresses of a very fashionable girls' school at Chimney Corners, Vermont. Neither Louise nor Margaret have married although they have had suitors in- numerable. Marie says she expects to be married next week, laughingly adding "Bet- ter late than never." 151

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