|Published by the Graduating Class of
| We, the
graduating class of 1926, wish to dedicate
this book to our class teacher, who has been faithful as
our guardian and friend during our entire Junior High
| We, the
graduating class of 1926, wish to extend
our gratitude and appreciation to Mrs. Hibbs and the
Board of Directors of Hope Farm for making it poss-
ible for us to have the pleasure of graduating this year.
"We'll honor yet the school we knew,
The best School of all;
We'll honor yet the rule we knew,
Till the last bell call.
For working days or holidays,
And glad or melancholy days,
They were great days and jolly days
At the best School of all."
|CLASS OFFICERS AND
|Cherry and Gray|
|Blue and White|
|Gold and Purple|
|Miss Dorothea Stillman||Principal
|Miss Stillman owns a Chevrolet,|
She exercises it every day,
She polishes it from morn till night,
It is "the apple of her sight."
|Miss Alice Milliman||Mathematics
|Miss Milliman is apt at math.,|
And all those who incur her wrath
Upon the minus list appear,
And stay there nearly all the year.
|Miss Helen Lyons||Art, English
|We make posters for each Hope Farm event,|
And many an hour on speech is spent;
Then it's poetry, - with beat and ryhme,
And authors' lives, the great and sublime.
Miss Lyons helps when we give a play;
She is busy all the day;
For all of this, and joke and jest,
We give her credit for being the best.
|Miss Bertha Colmyer||Home Economics
|Needles and pins, biscuits and pie,|
From dresses to doughnuts, what next will she try?
Miss Colmyer is clever, without a doubt,
And if we are saucy, she puts us right out.
|Miss Beatrice Thorpe||Music
|Miss Thorpe has introduced a band,|
Which makes more noise than we can stand,
It's "Boom, boom, boom," and "Toot, toot, toot,"
If we had guns we'd surely shoot.
|Miss Alma Dunbar||Physical Education
|Slide, step, skip, hop,|
Here we go without a stop;
"De, de, de's," and "Dum, dum ,dum's,"
While we dance, Miss Dunbar hums.
|Mr. Carl Hazzard||Science
|Breathes there a man with soul so dead,|
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my Physical Ed.,
My Science and Biology too.
And now it's Bookkeeping; "waddle I do?"
|Miss Ethel Haines||History, Librarian
|Miss Haines wiggles her finger when she wants
And if we ignore her she thinks we are dumb.
We hope she won't mind when she reads this rhyme,
For making up poetry takes lots of time.
|Mr. Mapledoram Fink||Industrial Arts
|If crimes be great or crimes be small,|
It is Mr. Fink that knows them all,
He takes us to the justice committee,
We rest assured they'll show us no pity.
|Mrs. Katherine Robinson||Sixth Grade, Latin
|There is a lingua that is dead,|
It's never spoken, seldom read;
Why we must learn it, we don't know,
Cause Mrs. Robinson loves it so.
|Miss M. Josephine Thomas
Miss Jean Ashby
Miss Betty Brown
Miss Miriam Riggs
Miss Ruth Green
Miss Lucie Meyer
|Richard H. Hoff
Chairman Justice Committee
Class Vice President
Chairman Athletic Committee
Class Secretary - Treasurer
Chairman Social Committee
Chairman Finance Committee
|School opened with many good resolutions
for the coming year.
Great excitement over class elections.
Three cheers for the new officers of the H.S.A.A.
More visitors than ever before came to the Hope Farm Fair. The School Exhibit won the grand prize.
The choicest of our years products went as usual to the Harvest Festival and then to Vassar Hospital.
The eighth grade visited the Poughkeepsie Bank. Well do we remember when we were guests of honor and were permitted to hand-le the Thousand Dollar Bills!
The movie, "Abraham Lincoln," was receiv-ed with our usual enthusiasm.
The coal strike gave the ninth grade an op-portunity of presenting an assembly on the subject of coal.
|The trip to Bennett School was a great
The supper for the chiefs of the Fair, produc-ed many ideas for next year.
The first football game ever played by our boys was against South Kent on Kent field. Of course our boys won, when a load of high school girls and several of the teachers were there to cheer them on.
After an exciting trip home, we were greeted by the spooks and witches of Hal-lowe'en.
We enjoyed a short trip around the world with Doctor Bonser.
Together with the rest of the world, we stop-ped our work for two minutes at eleven o'clock to commemorate Armistice Day. In the afternoon Miss Lyons read us a short play, called "Voices."
Book Week inspired the Tenth Grade to give an assembly on "Bookmaking and Authors."
The new report cards gave us our "marks and remarks" for the first term.
The Armistice tableaux were shown in the evening.
Book Week ended with the Costume Dance, where members of the Tenth Grade carried off the honors.
The Tenth Grade entertained some of their friends at the Ledge. Wasn't that root beer refreshing?
The Elementary Assembly gave us the spirit of Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving holidays begin.
|Thanksgiving dinner and movies.
The seventh grade gave a science assembly where they performed many chemical won-ders for our benefit.
Tenth Grade read "The First Christmas Tree," by Van Dyke, as our assembly. Everyone enjoyed the story.
We were interested in Mr. Riggs' illustrated talk on Africa.
An especially interesting Tenth Grade meeting, with refreshments. Weren't they delicious?
Who will ever forget the roars of the dying dragon in the Christmas play at Greer?
Three cheers! Christmas is coming! School closed for the holidays.
Our annual Christmas play, "Where Love Is," was given.
"Heap on more wood! the wind is chill,
But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our merry Christmas still."
"A glad New Year or a sad New Year;
O what shall the New Year be?"
We renewed our resolution made in Septem-ber.
Basketball; Millerton vs. Hope Farm. Guess who won?
Our class basketball season began, with a boys' game against the ninth grade.
The movie, "Lorna Doone," was heart-breaking and reel-breaking.
The eighth grade gave an Indian assembly. Here we saw some realistic Indians.
|The Tenth Grade girls won a basketball game from
the seventh, and in the evening we wait-ed for the Millerton team; but
they were stuck in a snow bank, and never did reach us.
An Old Fashioned Dance. People came dressed in Fifteenth and Seventeenth century costumes.
We invited Mr. Klein to take part in our as-sembly, and he talked about the new electric power. In the evening Mrs. Berg lectured at Main House about the League of Nations.
The year is half gone. We celebrated by win-ning a basketball game.
The girls' Vaudeville. Everybody was spell-bound to see the girls do so such wonderful dancing, singing and acting. We have to give them credit!
Mysterious valentines were delivered at the Valentine Dance. Guess who from?
A sleigh ride for the Tenth Grade, with sup-per at school. We are looking forward to next winter and more sleigh rides.
Patriotism inspired us all when the Patriotic Program was given by the grades and the high school.
Hurrah! The February holidays.
It was announced that graduation would take place in the tenth year instead of the ninth. We began to make plans for our second diplomas and another class supper.
Basketball between ninth and tenth grade boys.
|Mrs. Hyland took Miss Lyon's place for a month.
First signs of spring: sapping began.
Irish play by the Assembly Committee.
Millerton - Hope Farm basketball game. Hope Farm won.
Stunt Night for the benefit of the Near East given by the Boys' Bible Class.
13 Easter vacation.
The boys exercised their vocal chords in the Glee Club Concert.
The Tenth Grade gave a Forestry Assembly.
People came from far and near to see the Dance Recital.
The May Day performance, postponed be-cause of the cold, was given.
The main feature of the month: "Don Q."
Baseball: St. Peter's vs. Hope Farm on the new field. Hope Farm won.
Rhetorical contest, "The Wonder Hat" won by Blanche Johnson.
The boys displayed some new stunts under the supervision of Mr. Carl.
Spring Festival. "The Bookhouse."
Association picnic, with its usual fun.
"Seawana," a cantata by the Girls' Glee Club.
Our last and best class supper.
The great day - Commencement.
|SOME THINGS WE DID|
IN ORDER TO GRADUATE.
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
| For many years
the French peasants and bour-geoisie had been oppressed and heavily taxed,
while the nobles enjoyed extreme wealth and extravagence. France, at the
accession of Louis XVI, was bankrupt because of the carelessness of the
nobles. Louis XVI had called Turgot and Necker to help him and had
dis-missed both because they had tried to help the poorer classes and
lessen the power of the nobles. The peas-ants liked Necker and looked to
him for help, so, enraged at his dismissal in 1789, they at once united,
and eight days later came the first open assault - The Storming of the
During the years of 1789 to 1791 many changes took place in France. A legislature of two houses was established, many taxes were done away with, the Ab-olition of Privelege was drawn up, and a Constitution was made for France. Among other reforms was the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, which abolished many of the clergy's rights and gave church property to the government.
During this time many great men stood out among the bougeoisie; such as Marat, Danton and Robes-pierre. War raged for four years, during which time
|the king and queen were beheaded. Many nobles
fled from the country and gained help from foreign
Soon came the Reign of Terror, when the bour-geoisie took control of affairs and many rash things were done. No man's life was safe, but with Robes-pierre's beheading this came to an end. Now a Directory of five men was chosen by the people to govern the country.
Many of the reforms which took place during these years were permanent, and the Revolution spread an influence over Europe which was felt for many years.
| corn pipes
| corn oil
| oil cake
| table oil
| cattle food
| corn meal
| corn flour
| corn flakes
| corn starch
| laundry starch
April 28, 1926.
| My dear Miss
I remember when you were here last year you enjoyed the Dance Recital immensely. I suppose you were sorry to miss it this year. Next year I'll probably miss it too and I'd be glad to have some one tell me about it; so I'll describe it to you.
It was given on April 24. We danced on the main floor of the gymnasium as usual, and the visitors sat on stage. The first half consisted of National Dancing, which started with Pierrot and Pierrette by Clara Tread-well and Dorothy Booth. This year we had a great variety of National Dances, most of them new ones which you have not seen. Grace and I did the Minuet. We looked really quaint with our powdered wigs, which we rented for the occasion. Dorothy Miller did another Spanish dance. Perhaps you remember Clara in the Highland Fling last year. This year she did the Sword Dance, which is Scotch and quite a little like the High-land Fling. We had the Czardas and Carpathian dances. Mildred did "Drabant," a Polish dance, and Dorothy and Helen did a Tarantella. One of the prettiest dances was a little Dutch dance done by Amy and Marjorie in wooden shoes.
We then had a lovely treat. Miss Helen Seton was here with a friend who
played the violin and they enter-tained us during the
The natural dancing included the Chariot of Apol-lo and several others, some of which you've seen. The finale was the Pyrrhic Dance. Sometime during the eve-ning, it had begun to rain, and by this time it was quite a storm. Amid leaps and gallops and flourishes of our swords, the lightning flashed and thunder rolled. A sev-ere wind blew and the rain came down in torrents. All this made an appropriate setting for our dance.
When all was over and we were ready to start for home we found that the storm was still raging and we had to choose between getting wet or waiting more or less patiently in the hall until there was a calm. Most of us got wet. Thus ended our Dance Recital and our dancing for the season.
TENTH GRADE ACCOUNT
|Balance on hand, Sept. 1925.
Charge to self, --- Nine years' education.
Note: Some of which were happy and some
| 15 sleepless nights
| worrying about geo-
| 40 week-ends doing
| Energy expended in
| Labor on class book.
| Heavy class dues.
| Improvement in re-
| Monthly honors.
| Basketball games
| with Millerton.
| The best book ever.
| Light picnic.
|Net Profit ----- ONE DIPLOMA.|
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|It is in the meadows and in the woods
That you see the flowers and hear the birds;
It is the spring that brings them here
With everything full of life and cheer.
Oh, how we love it, we dance and we sing,
To think that this is the coming of spring,
When all the world is happy and gay,
As we pick flowers in the month of May.
|There is a place where I love to roam,
In a quiet spot not far from home;
The drooping willows seem to hide
The wonderful spot which is inside.
The wonderful spot which is inside
Is a quiet lake where I love to abide;
When you are there and are sad or blue,
It quiets your thoughts which start anew.
And when you are happy and gay,
You love to run there and swim or play,
And the lake is a friend who is so dear
And is always trying to give you cheer.
|A Trip to the Moon|
|It was on a bright day in June,
That we planned a private affair;
We decided to sail to the land of the moon,
And have some pleasure there.
So we set that night our course to the sky,
And we bid our friends adieu;
We left each with a tear in his eye,
For the danger we'd face they all knew.
We rolled along and without dread
We thought of what we would do,
When the captain shouted, "A storm ahead!"
Then fear in our heart soon grew.
We prayed a prayer that would send the ghost
Of each soon -- dying soul on high,
When the captain shouted, "We're over the most,"
Then each sailor heaved a sigh.
Cheer filled our hearts and we sailed along,
And we had with a comet a race;
To praise our captain we raised a song,
But still there were dangers to face.
We approached our quest in the dead of night,
Then we laughed at our own superstitions,
For the moon was flat and round and bright,
And not like our wierd traditions.
|Then we said good-bye to our friend the
Toward the earth we flew faster and faster;
And our tale of adventure related there soon
Of a journey without a disaster.
|The sea of foam and spray,
The land of rock and sand,
Many lives have been lost in the deep,
And in Davy Jones' locker have gone to sleep.
Ships have gone out never to return,
But to meet with a storm and go down,
No one knows where they may be found,
Save God, Who knows every place and sound.
Men have deserted all for the sea,
Like a malady it grips a man;
On the sea he stays until he is old,
And he conquers the sea, like the Vikings bold.
| During the
summer, the boys under Mr. Noble be-gan playing football. When the school
opened we were quite well advanced. Some mornings we got up at 5:30 and
went to the field to practice, with Mr. Shick in charge. Miss Muhlich was
awakened one morning by the sound of a whistle, and thought there was a
fire somewhere near by.
| In October
we arranged a game with South Kent on the Kent field and won, 13-6, with
the help of the teachers and girls who journeyed to Kent to cheer
After the football season ended, we turned to bas-ketball. During the Christmas vacation, some of the alumni came up to play, and of course we were beaten. Mr. Shick organized four teams to represent the High School classes, and the ninth grade went through the season undefeated. We wanted to show how well a Hope Farm team could play, so we played Millerton. The game was very close till a moment before the whistle blew, when our boys were victorious. We cele-brated with refreshments after the game. Later we played a return game, as they wanted revenge, but this was a "cinch," we won again. We want to extend our thanks to the cheer leaders for their help.
When Mr. MacConnico came we organized our baseball team and bought new uniforms. The first game of the season we won from St. Peter's of Poughkeep-sie.
The Millerton game was forfeited. We are looking forward to more games this summer and hope to keep up our good record.
|We sing to the fame of a class that is
Our dear '26, we sing now to you
Each voice sweetly blending, our chorus to raise,
To our school and class be all honor and praise.
To all who have helped us, our thanks we extend
And our gratitude show by the help we will lend;
May we in the future be loyal and true
To our school and class, our colors and you.
|We wish to extend our thanks to all who have helped us
produce our class book, especially Miss Lyons, Mr. Fink
and the Eighth Grade.
|"To speak of Fame a venture is,
There's little here can hide;
But we may face the centuries
And dare the deepening tide;
For though the dust that's part of us
To dust again be gone,
Yet here shall beat the heart of us,
The School we handed on!"