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cess both socially and financially. A "Silver Tea" held for the Mothers of the
class gave evidence of our ability to do things with the elite.
The climax of the year was the Iunior Prom, which is the farewell ball
to the Seniors. The gymnasium resembled a garden with bright-colored
chairs, tables and large umbrellas. Streamers of crepe paper in all the pastel
shades were strung from a center revolving mirror reflector which had colored
lights shining dimly upon it from various positions. Everyone attending had
a wonderful time and we justly felt it was the most outstanding social event
of cur three years.
Our Iunior year had helped us to build a foundation for future happiness
and success and we knew that we would enter upon the duties and privileges
of our Senior year with a feeling of confidence and satisfaction.
OLD AGE-Senior Year
September nineteen hundred and thirty-eight found us returning from our
summer vacation as Seniors! How proud and important we felt! We soon
settled, however, in the regular routine of school life. As a result of our elec-
tions: we chose the ever popular, Charles Truax as presidentp a promising
young athlete, Alice Pepper, as vice-president: as our secretary we elected
Barbara Newman who is quite proficient in writing minutes: and probably
our most promising financier, Robert Lewis, as treasurer. Our advisers for
our last year in Manasquan High School were: Miss Beatrice Leitch, Mr.
Chauncey Oakley and Mr. Ivan Reese.
In the fall of this year duty was put aside, and we turned to pleasure
for a few hours. Our Hallowe'en Dance one of the big hits of the season.
We had a peppy jazz orchestra and every one enjoyed himself to his fullest
capacity. Other social activities were two Senior Plays, A Marionette Show,
A Magazine Drive, two Card Parties sponsored by the Senior parents and also
the chancing off of a ton of coal.
During one particular week towards the latter part of March, all classes
witnessed a group of smiling individuals, all in their finest array, demurely
walking about the halls and class rooms. S-s-h-the pictures for the Treasure
Chest were being taken.
During the term we saw our football team in action for the last time as
high school students. Our Band decked out in Blue and Gray uniforms made
a wonderful impression on the Seniors because some of use may never return
to visit Manasquan high and witness their swell formations, parading and
Our class played an active part in scholastic activities through all four
years in high school. We aided in forming clubs and participating in athletic-
and orchestral activities. Our school has one of the finest selection of clubs.
and societies, one of the best student orchestras, one original and thriving
paper, the "Blue and Gray", and many triumphant teams, all of which our
cooperation helped to carry on.
' Our class is the first to use the standardized Commencement Announce-
ments passed by the Student Government and also the first to wear the
original ring seal.
Many members of our class have taken part in the Student Government
and Court, the Hall Patrol, Honor Society, and many other honorable organi-
zations and clubs.
Gatherings never to be forgotten will be Class Night Exercises, The Senior
Ball, Baccalaureate Service, and finally, Graduation! These evenings of joy
and happiness will remain as beautiful memories. At last, after four years,
we are graduating. Mlhen we realize that we are to leave school and dear
old acquaintances behind us, that great event in our lives does not seem to
be such a happy one as we have expected. For some of us, books and studies
are laid aside for new adventures in the business world. For others gradu-
ation means a continuation of school in a higher institution of learning.
The Class of nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, has made an undeniably
brilliant record for itself in the annals of the school. It has supported every
project launched during its existence. However, it is not merely as a separate
class that it wishes to be remembered, it would rather be recalled as a loyal
integral part of that great institution, MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL.
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CLASS HISTORY OF 1938
Written and Delivered by ALICE LARSEN
You may not find the events l am about to relate in the pages of Amer-
ican Histories. Nevertheless, l defy anyone to prove that they are not as
worthy of mention as any of the deeds performed by the heroes whose names
are painted in flaming letters in those same national eulogies. Would you
have me prove my words? Then stretch your ear and give heed.
ln September, the year nineteen hundred and thirty-five, a handsome and
smiling group of one hundred and twenty-five, girls and boys descended upon
this ancient institution. What an exciting week followed! Classes, meeting
new friends, greeting old ones, looking over our teachers and remarking on
their looks, and a score of other exciting things. Near the end of our first
week, we had a class meeting and elected officers, Iames Wolfersberger was
elected president: Adolph Porto, vice-president: Margaret Stokes, secretary,
and Wyndham Peck, treasurer. Our colors were to be Scarlet and White.
For a motto we selected, Veritas Omnia Vincit, "Truth Conquers All Things",
and as a class flower we chose the Gardenia. lt was all too wonderful for
words! High school students at last!
The social activities of our class were not numerous, but the annual
Freshman Dance and Card Party held on May lst, was one of the most
popular and successful events of the year. Finally, our Freshman term was
at its end and under the careful direction and guidance of Miss Beatrice
Leitch, Miss Eleanor Mathiowetz, Miss Dorothy Robinson and Mr. Paul Davis,
we felt we had left a high standard for other classes to follow.
CHILDHOOD-Sophomore Year '
A very short vacation and we returned as Sophomores, wise and well
acquainted with the ways of the school. Three more years to stay in Mana-
squan High. With high hopes and good old 'Squan school spirit, we under-
went the important task of electing our class officers for the year. For presi-
dent we elected Charles Truaxg vice-president, lack McCarthy: secretary,
Richard Emmons, and treasurer, lean Hoskins.
The social events consisted mainly of Parent-Teachers Meetings and an-
nual class dances. In athletics the class held its own and in several cases
members distinguished themselves in basketball, baseball, football, track, golf
and many other kinds of sports. Others took an interest in art, music, dra-
matics and writing. During this year we made marked progress in both
curricula and extra-curricula activities, and under the supervision of Miss
Beatrice Leitch, Miss Dorothy Robinson, Miss Eleanor Mathiowetz and Mr.
Paul Davis we knew we had passed another milestone and were looking
forward with great anticipation to our lunior Year.
After the summer vacation, we returned as Iuniors-and as such main-
tained a great degree of dignity. We entered into activities with even more
vim and vigor than we had displayed in preceding year. In the elections we
again put forth evidence of good judgment in electing as president, Iack
McCarthy5 vice-president, David Brown: secretary, Iessie LaVanceg and treas-
urer, Robert Lewis. Our advisers were: Miss Beatrice Leitch, Miss Naomi
Chandler, Miss Eleanor Mathiowetz, and Mr. Chauncey Oakley.
The social functions commenced with a Card Party sponsored by the
Iunior parents. This success was followed by a Christmas Dance.
Undoubtedly the most important event of the term was the ordering of
our school rings. The time between the ordering and the arrival seemed
like years to us. About noon one day news leaked out that the rings had
arrived. Was Miss Leitch's room a favorite spot that day? In the afternoon
close to eighty proud Iuniors left the building with the most beautiful rings
Squan ever had. Good old Santa must have known the expectation that we
held in our hearts for our rings came in time for Christmas.
In the early spring, our class gave its first evidence of dramatic ability
and presented the Iunior Play entitled, "The Whoofenpoofn. This was a suc-
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Delivered by Iohn Legg
We, the Class of 1939, in full possession of a crammed mind, and a well
trained memory, and being about to pass out of this sphere of learning, do
make, publish, and declare this to be our last Will and Testament, here-by
revoking all other and former Wills by us at any time made:
To the entire school We leave the example we have set as worthy
scholars and blameless students. Our record has been spotless and in all the
prnnals of our career we have done no deed, as a class, that we need blush
To the community at large we bequeath the influence we have been for
the honorable and better things of life: the interest in music, in local dramatics,
in charitable drives-all these have contributed to the development of the cul-
tural spirit and in all we have taken part and done our share.
To the Iunior Class we bestow our richest treasures. Almost too numerous
to mention are these same treasures and when the lower classmen hear the
recital of rare legacies which fall to their possession, we scarcely expect them
to bear up under the shock. To the Iuniors, we do bequeath the honor of oc-
cupying the front seats in the Auditorium. fAlas! what regrets the dear Faculty
will have when they miss "our bright and shining faces."l Our Senior dignity,
our manners, our favor with the teachers, our splendid grades and our tri-
umphant exit as the most popular class this school has ever seen--these are
the rare treasures that we hand down to the coming Senior Class.
But it would not be fair if we withheld other valuables and with great
largeness of heart we pass them along, too. Our capacity for fun, our ability
to laugh off homework, our goodtimes, our friendships, and our loyalty we do
hereby bequeath to the Iuniors, and may they count them among the richest
of the legacies they have received.
To the present Sophomore Class, we do bequeath the joys of being young
and carefree. Enjoy yourselves while you may, for soon enough you will be-
come Seniors, and "Seniority" usually means-work!
To the present Freshman Class, we do bequeath the fun which our class
had during its four high school years. There was never a dull moment and
may your four years be as full as ours were. '-
To the incoming Freshman Class, we leave the hint that hair-ribbons and
brief cases are out of date.
To Mr. Crosley, Dr. Woolson and our Senior Advisors, we leave our deep-
est appreciation and esteem. Through their guidance we have managed to
become Seniors and we feel that the memories of our many activities, difficul-
ties, and 'accomplishments should be left to those who helped our class ob-
tain the place which it has secured in the hearts of our schoolmates and ac-
quaintances. We also leave our extreme gratitude and thanks to all our teach-
ers who have aided us during our high school career.
And now we come to the following personal bestowals which have been
awarded to individuals with complete consideration to the fitness of the reci-
To Harry Brevoort and Katherine Pierce, we bequeath Dave Brown's and
Elsie Vanderhoef's athletic ability, not that they need it, but then, it may be a
help. To George Rogers and Doris Havens we leave Kenneth Chamberlain's
and Priscilla Roetzal's talent before the footlights. To lean Irwin and Arthur
Kaupe, Alice Larsen and lack McCarthy leave their likeable personalities.
King Sargeant's, Ioe Height's and Walter Clayton's gift to Ioe Scudder is
their latest book entitled, "How To Be a Careful Driver ln One Easy Lesson."
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