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10 THE KENNEDY YEAR-BOOK . ..Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllltlllllll.IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII4IIIIIIIII...Illllltlll.Illllllllllllllll.I.Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllll TO THE STUDENTS The scliool year is fast drawini; to a close. It is now the time to look hack and examine oiir ])ast activities, and to take note of any way in which they may he imprcjved. •And what is in more need of imiirovement than our school spirit. In past years, the .Athletic Committees have annually been able to report sizeable financial dividends. ' Phis year, however, the stor} ' has been sadly different—and why?— r.ecause of insufficient student support. Three thousand less stmlents saw Kennedy basketball allies in 1940 than in 19.58. .And yet our dances have attracted larger crowds than ever before. .Are Kennedy students all becomiiifj socialites or do they hold themselves above supportinj the teams? It is ;i positive fact that the Kennedy teams are of the same fisjhtin ' calibre as their ])re lecessors. Our teams proved the bijjj est stumblinjj ' blocks in the path of the ultimate victors in both basketball and football. 1 venture to say, that, if our teams had consistently had the supi)ort they desired, the Sr. Ru dw trophy and possibly the Sr. Basketball trophy would ■low be reposiiifj in our show-case. It’s a down- rif,du crime to expect the boys to win while playiufj before rows of empty seats, where scores of enthusiastic boosters ought to be sitting. I agree that a team which consistently loses, and in so doing, shows poor form and complete indifference to the outcome should not expect your sujiport. But when has such a team sup¬ ported Kennedy—NMCVER! On .Ajiril 15th. over OO students jammed the gym. to witness the spectacle of our Sr. basket¬ ball team versus the men teachers. Where were all these supporters during the season just completed? Students, are you being fair with your fellow members? Can you give anv concrete rea.son for your attitude of complete indiffer¬ ence? If so, please let us know. L ' ndoubtediv there is .something lacking here—be it a compe¬ tent cheer leader, or what. I can ' t say. But it’s ui) to us to solve this jiroblem and pull ourselves out of the doldrums. Remembering that oft- rejieated phrase L ' nited we stand, divided we fall.” let’s all plan to throw our full support behind every school activity in the future. With but little space left me. 1 should like to mention the achievements of this year’s Imriim. It was through your Forum that student theatre cards were introduced to Windsor. This Maga¬ zine which I hope you are now enjoying would be impossible without the financial backing of the I ' orum. While speaking of the magazine, let me heap a few bouc|uets on its editor, Forrv J ' togers and the members of his staff for their ,-DOWLERS- untiring effort.s and this fine realization of their hard work. Boiupiets should be also given to the social committee for the fine dances it has put on this year, and for keejiing the Forum well sup])lied with funds. Sjiace will not permit me to mention the achievements of the other committees indi¬ vidually. but all deserve your plaudits for their yeomanlike service. Finally you will be interesteil to know that the h ' oruni has ap] ro.xiniately $400 in the treas¬ ury. This must lie spent before school adjourns as it is against the h ' orum Constitution to hold over money to the next year. If you have any helpful ideas for spending this money, let your rejiresentative know. But when culling over ideas in your brain, keep in mind the slogan of the ■Altiora I’eto Society, “1 seek higher things.” —Ned Carrington. I’resident, Forum. ADVICE TO THE NINTH-GRADERS While chatting the other day with some gnids and filth-formers. I brought iip the .subject of the lower school. The verdict was in.stantaneoiis and imanimous. They arc a lot of impolite and distasteful brats. Fifth- formers arc had enough hut the lower .school is terrible. Most of the remarks were blasphemous but milder ones were If one more of those kids goes between my legs, I’ll -. Look at that one; he has to stand on tip¬ toe to drink at the fountain.” When I he atmosphere had cleared and the ruffled feathers had settled hack into place, we reviewed the item of ninth-graders attending the big school dances. Definitely they shouldn ' t he there. The reason, you a.sk? Merely prejudice perhap.s—hut the answer remains the same. •A few rules are sure to do no harm and indeed may he of invaluable assistance to the nninitiated of the ninth grade. Ill the halls and doorways, remember to stay in single file (after all, it ' s a rule). .At noon, obey the prefects. On you too may fall the onerous task of uphohling law and order some day. (That means you may be a prefect yourself some day). Bowing low when a teacher or an Upper School student goes by has gone out of style hut I ' .mily Post tells me that a little common ccurteSN goes a long way. If you must chew gum (you never sec Upper School students giving in to sucli a habit) do your extercise with it between clas.se.s and then deposit it within the awaiting receptacle, called a waste¬ basket. (If you are tardy, the teacher will probably remind you). The main reason you arc at school is, of course, to learn something. However, the school hoard doesn ' t mind your showing a mild sort of interest in athletics. If it’s too itiucli bother to get out and work for a posi¬ tion on one of the teams, at least get out and give the teams your whole-hearteil support. Regular attend- ers at our games this year have been rewardeil by some of the closest and most exciting games that any one could ask for. Now, one last piece of advice given to me by my friend Confticious: Don’t lake any wooden nickels.” —Sandy .McOaw Smart Clothes for Students Always Head the “Honor Roll” in Style and Value . . . See the New Suits and Topcoats Now . . . Handsome Furnishings and Sportswear Too. t ■t BALCONY FLOOR
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THE KENCOLL 1 940 9 ..I.IIMIIIII THE WOMEN TEACHERS OF OUR STAFF Back row, left to right; Miss C. Burford, Miss D. Janes, Miss P. Bendy, Miss B. Fuller, Centre row, left to right: Miss G. Hamilton, Mrs. H. Hagerty, Miss R. Gilmore, Miss S. Bristol, Miss W. Cuddy, Front row, left to right: Miss D. Hope, Miss G. Stewart, Miss C. Vrooman, Miss C. E. Hewitt, Miss A. Noonan, Miss A. Savage. THE MEN TEACHERS OF OUR STAFF Back row, left to right, Mr. W. H. Downey, Mr. H. Laframbolse, Mr. W. M. Ryan, (VIce-PrIncIpal) Mr. M. Wass, Mr. R. R. Deagle, Mr. H. J. Riggs. Centre row, left to right, Mr. K. Beckett, Mr. K. S. Wills, Mr. M. Thomson, Mr. E. W. Fox, Mr. T. D. Walter, Mr, G. Chapman. Front row, left to right: Mr. G. Farrell, Mr. W. S. Day, Mr. A. F. S. Gilbert (Principal), Mr. F. D. Knapp, Mr. G. Letourneau
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