Excerpts from “The Echo”, Winter –1925
Vol. XX, No. 2
The Echo – Published quarterly by
the students of
Editor-in-Chief – Art Canfield, ‘25
Literary Editors – M. Herring, ’25; Ed. Case, ’25; M. Perrin, ’25; Z. Haverstock, ‘25’; D. McLean, ’27
Athletic Editors – Ann Finegan, ’25; Helen Dygert, ’25
Local Editors – H. Jepson, ’25; W. Magee, ’27; D. Harvey, ’27; M. Chisholm, ‘27
Alumni Editors – Rhoda Skinner, ’24; Helen Smith, ‘25
Art Editor – Dean H. Elliott, ‘25
Business Manager – Lloyd Robinson, ‘26
Assistants – Donald Homer, ’26; Gordon Turnbull, ’25; Carl Boyle, ’26
Faculty Advisor – Miss Alice O’Connor, English
1925 Class Officers:
President - Art Canfield
Vice President – Ed Case
Secretary – Ann Finegan
Treasurer – Robert Aldrich
1926 Class Officers:
President – A. Jenkins
Vice President – R. Jones
Secretary – D. Homer
Treasurer – E. Stevenson
1927 Class Officers:
President – Carl Boyle
Vice President – D. McLean
Secretary – M. Streeter
Treasurer – M. Graves
1928 Class Officers:
President – D. Goodnough
Vice President – D. Johnson
Secretary – D. Kaley
Treasurer – H. Jenkins
President – Anna Finnegan, ‘25
Vice President – Susan Murray, ‘25
Treasurer – Mildred Perrin, ‘25
President – M. Herring, ‘25
Secretary – Ruth Fife, ‘26
Treasurer – M. Swett, ‘25
President – Lloyd Robinson, ‘26
Vice President – Harry Corbin, ‘25
Secretary – Art Canfield, ‘25
Treasurer – Emory Laidlaw, ‘25
President – C. Sayer, ‘25
Vice President – E. Stevenson, ‘26
Secretary – T. J. Whitney, ‘27
Treasurer – G. Gingras, ‘27
President – Supt. L. T. Wilcox
Vice President – Coach W. I. Graf
Secretary – Lloyd Robinson, ‘26
Treasurer – Mr. Graf
President – Rhoda Skinner, ‘24
Vice President – Susan Murray, ‘25
Secretary – Marion Young, ‘25
Treasurer – Gordon W. Turnbull, ‘25
Captain – H. Melrose, ‘26
Manager – Art Canfield, ‘25
Captain – H. Dygert, ‘25
Manager – M. Young, ‘25
Track - 1925:
Captain – L. Robinson, ‘26
Manager – Art Canfield, ‘25
G.H.S. vs. Brownville
In the third game of the season the purple and gold quintet defeated the Brownville five by a score of 32 to 19. The visiting team played good basket ball and many of their plays were similar to the ones taught by Coach Graf. Howard Jenkins and Sayer shared the stellar role for our team while Traye starred for the visitors.
G.H.S. vs S.L.U. Frosh
All lovers of basketball were given a chance to see one of the best games of the season Friday night when the purple and gold quintet defeated the S.L.U. Frosh by a score of 27-26. Almost as soon as Referee Fred Young had begun the game Al Jenkins made our first basket. He scored thirteen points toward our final twenty-seven. The first quarter ended 11 to 4 in our favor. The visitors crept up in the second quarter and made five baskets and one free throw against our two baskets and five free throws. The half ended 20 to 15. Both teams sped up in the last half. The Frosh caged two baskets and three free throws against our one basket, leaving us only one point lead at the final whistle.
S.L.U. Sophs vs. G.H.S.
Saturday evening the purple and gold was lowered to half mast by the fast St. Lawrence sophomore team. The first quarter was the most interesting part of the game because as soon as we obtained a basket the sophs would get the ball down the floor and make one. The quarter ended a 6-6 tie. In the second quarter the visitors obtained a slight lead and the half ended 12-10 in favor of them. If the third quarter the visitors located the basket for 10 points while our boys were only successful in making 6 points. In the final quarter our boys obtained the lead and made 8 points to the sophs 6.
Skvorak, who fills a substiture
position on the S.L.U. varsity five made 21 of the visitors’ total score of
Melrose did not play as good a game as we expected and it is hoped that in
the first league game with
G.H.S. vs. S.L.U. Aggies
On January 31, the G.H.S. quintet visited the Aggies of St. Lawrence for another victory of 37-22. The game was played in the Aggie’s barn and was witnessed by but few spectators. The feature player for the home team was their captain, A. O. Jenkins, while the stellar role of our team was taken by Howard, “Bear” Jenkins, who was high scorer for us. The contest was fast at times but we managed to do without Captin Melrose who enjoyed the game from the bench.
30, G.H.S. displayed a very slow and tiresome game of basketball against
G.H. S. Girs vs. Trinity.
girls’ basketball quintet journeyed to
Friday afternoon, January 16th, the High School girls’ team defeated the O.F.A. girls’ team on their own court by a score of 16-12. The Gouverneur girls did not play as well as usual on account of not being used to so small a court. The baskets were poor and the floor was very slippery. Ogdensburg substituted three times during the game while Gouverneur substituted only once. Magee for Dygert.
night, January 23, the
The High School girls defeated the Waddington girls’ team, Friday night, December 10th, by a score of 19-6. The first half was very fast and ended with a score of 7-5 in favor of the locals. The visiting team lost their center at the beginning of the second half and this broke up their play as she was the main stay of their team. Dygert was put out on personals and three minutes before the end of the game Gouverneur substituted the whole second team.
presented to five of our track men who went to
In the so-called Domestic Science room, on the twenty-fourth day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty five, Miss Ann Finegan entertained the two managers of the basket ball teams in magnificent array. Many delicious forms of refreshments were served and we considered that the guests had a very enjoyable time. Mr. Gibbs who occupies the adjoining apartments, strolled by, meaningly, and Miss Finegan added the worthy gentleman to her list of other guests, namely: Mr. Arthur Bosphorus Canfield and Miss Marian Annette Young.
The Dramatic Club’s Successes
On the evening of December 17, the newly formed Dramatic Club gave the students and several townspeople a rare treat in the way of two, one-act plays. They were ably presented by the casts, and all who were connected with the enterprise deserve hearty congratulation. The following are the titles and a list of those participating:
A String of Pearls
Scene – The
Time – The Present
Cast of Characters:
Peg Madison – Dorothy Drury
Mr. Madison – Lloyd Robinson
Miss Phoebe Madison – Rhoda Skinner
Hannah, the Maid – Louise Webster
Scene – Mrs. Burton’s Boudoir
Time – The Present
Cast of Characters:
Mrs. Burton (Peggy) – Helen Jepson
Mrs. Valerie Chase Ainesley – Marian Taylor
Miss Dixon (Freda) – Marian Young
Mrs. Charles Dover (Mabel) – Zelda Haverstock
Miss Evelyn Evans, a journalist – Susan Murray
Katie, the maid – Peggy Magee
In the Hall of Fame
Ed Case’s Essays
Dean’s ability to be sick (when the occasion aries)
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johns are rejoicing over the birth of a
daughter, Elizabeth Groviene,
marriage of Miss Hilda Day, ’19 and Mr. Floyd Whitney, ’20, was solemnized
Miss Deborah Parker, ’22, has announced her engagement
to Mr. Meade of
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ramsay,
Art: (speaking of the team) – “In a few weeks, Casey will be our best man”
M.P. --- “Oh, What a nice way to ask me”
Gordon W. T. (to druggist) – “Will you give me something for my head?”
Druggist – “I wouldn’t take it as a gift”
Howard – “Alison – I will lay fortune at your feet”
Alison – “Oh, but you haven’t got a large fortune”
Howard – “No, but it will look large beside those tiny feet”
He won her.
Wanted: Some nice little girl to play with Howard Jenkins. About his own age and size.
A Ford Owner’s Prayer:
I own a Ford Motor
Surely I shall not want another
It maketh me to lie down in wet places,
It leadeth me to costly garages.
It breaketh my wallet.
It guideth me in the path of ridicule, for its names sake.
Yea, though I ride through the valley of the shadow of death
I fear no danger for its name is Ford.
It’s noise and it’s clatter, they comfort me.
It prepareth an accident before me and in the presence of mine enemies
It has anointed my head with grease.
My language runneth over.
Surely its noise and its gas bills will follow me unto the ends of the earth.
And I shall swell in the house of the injured forever.
Things that don’t agree:
Murray Raven and the girls
Marion Boulet and rouge
Arthur Canfield and Virgil
Alison and Howard
Albert Vigilante and height
Chelson Sayer and bashfulness
Miss Merritt and short lessons.
The faculty, the faculty,
They cause us lots of trouble.
If they don’t like this little poem
I ‘spose our woes will double.
But we want you all to know them,
The way the students do
So we’ll take a chance and print it
(of course, its all not true).
Mr. Wilcox is our principal
And to our parents writes,
Those letters, which for many mean,
Two hours every night.
Miss Jeffers in the office
On our marks keeps both her eyes;
She has to use a microscope
Judging from their size.
Miss O’Connor teaches English
Both night and day, it seems;
And at the closing of the term
Her class with knowledge teems.
Miss Bowman, she loves English too,
And mayhap, if she reads,
The first line of this simple verse
Her poor old heart will bleed
Miss Timm in many classes
On evolution lectures;
How the monkey, baboon and the ape
Changed into students and teachers.
Mlle. Rodgers come in next
French is her specialty;
And if you pursue your text enough
You’ll maybe land an E.
In Mr. Graf we have our coach
The greatest coach in town;
And if the player tries to stall
He sure will ride him down.
We get our science from Miss Smith
To Physics she’s a light.
And though we labor every day
Her records are a sight.
Now we come to Miss O’Neil
Who tells us how to orate,
And when it comes to teaching it
She certainly is some curate.
From Miss Fife the girls get
Home Economics and such things;
They can make themselves quite useful
When she’s had them on the string.
We have a dandy orchestra
And glee clubs fine and bright;
Because Miss Hall works all the time
To make them function right.
We love to learn our History
From Miss Owen, bit by bit,
And if you ever come to school
Perhaps you’d like to try it.
Miss Williams many courses
Are sure a holy fright.
We do our very durndest,
But we just can’t get ‘em right.
In P.T. Miss Whittaker
Uses her arms quite free;
She waves ‘em up, then waves ‘em down,
And then says, 1-2-3-.
They say Miss Bell once went to school
You should have seen her dust;
Her teachers quite and she came here
To take it out on us.
Miss Carpenter is next in line
She gives math day by day,
Some times we never learn a thing
Her thoughts are far away.
Miss Merritt teaches Latin
And I’ve often heard her say,
“Allum, hallum, Skookum, doo”
Atha, Baska dora day.
Prof Gibbs each day out in the shop
Shows just how it is done
He tells the boys, “That’s pretty good,
Now make another one.”