The Graduating Class
Hope Farm Junior High School
We, the class of '27,
in behalf of the Hope Farm School Children,
dedicate this book in commemoration of
DOCTOR LEE ROY VON LACKUM
who has been a friend to us in the past.
If there was a photo here,
it is missing from the original.
Miss Dorothea Stillman
Mr. Carl B. Hazzard
Science, Geom., Phy. Ed., Book.
Mr. Mapledoram Fink
Miss Ruth Hasbrouck
Miss Ethel Haines
Miss Helen K. Lyons
Miss Bertha C. Colmeyer
Miss Bessie Harris
Miss Amale Preische
Miss Doris Perham
Miss Mildred Tate
Miss Josephine M. Thomas
Miss Lucie Meyer
First & Second Grade
Miss Ruth Greene
Miss Miriam Riggs
Miss Betty Brown
Miss Helen C. Fink
I like to think way back to '27
About our class composed of eleven.
Of how we strove so hard to win
Our graduating honors and our pin.
|Purple and Gold|
|Irma de Santas|
|Irma is our class president,|
She thinks of spirit 'till she is bent.
She's fairly good at politics --
But when it comes to Latin she sticks.
President of J.H.S.A.A.
|Jack is jolly, full of fun,|
And in Latin he's on the run.
He plays on our boys' basketball team.
Because it helps to explode some steam.
|Amelia, with her witty tongue,|
Is full of laughter, full of fun.
In English she really is a "Whizz"--
Until it comes to a very stiff "Quizz."
Class Vice President
|Grace is gentle, and also calm,|
She comes to school with sewing in palm?
She says "Good morning," with all her might,
And after school, she screams "Good night !"
Chairman Athletic Committee
|Bennie will try most anything !|
He hits Mechanical Drawing with a bing !
He's captain of football -- and basketball too,
And is most successful what e'er he doth do.
|John is good at making rhyme,|
But is exploring most of the time.
He's up in spirit, and down in studies,
And always asking help from his buddies.
Secretary - Treasurer of class
|Blanche is "Sec." of this and that,|
And chairman of - I don't know what ! ! !
She takes after our own Grace- - - -
But in Latin she's ahead in the race.
Chairman Social Committee
|Dorothy is our "biggest" leader--|
And is a wonderful story reader.
She brings her typewriter to the school;
And never disobeys one rule.
|Muriel is easy to get peeved;|
And therefore easy to be teased.
She will let out one scream,
And then Miss Haines comes to the scene.
Vice President J.H.S.A.A.
Chairman Finance Committee
|Manager Moser of the basketball team;|
Allow me to introduce him on the scene.
In geometry and history he's equally fine - - -
No wonder all his subjects he can combine ! ! !
|To our class teacher Mapledoram Fink,
who has been our steady friend for the past
two years, we wish the best of luck and
happiness in the years to come, as has
been shared to us thru him in our years be-
fore we had completed the Hope Farm
| Four school
years and some months ago, we brought forth in this school a new Seventh
Grade of eighteen mem-bers with Miss Bohmlander as our teacher - - -
conceived in seriousness and dedicated to the proposition that all
children are created
First we were engaged in a Shakespearean Assembly testing whether our class or any other class so conceived and so dedicated could hold our own against the more ex-perienced classes. We did.
| We met
weekly in the J-I room for our class meetings and had many
We came to the eighth grade, but six of our classmates left us. It was altogether fitting and proper that they should do this, for tho' they left us they went to school elsewhere.
But in a larger sense, meaning more intelligence, when we came to the eighth grade, we were allowed to choose our own teacher. We chose Miss Gould. Soon we gave an Assembly, not about war chiefs --, not about battles, but about those great men, living and dead, who struggled to separate heathenism from the Indians. The Farm will little note nor long remember what we said there, but it can nev-er forget our earnestness and hard work.
It was for us losing three more members still to carry on and finish the work, and so we nobly advanced to the ninth grade to make a record for ourselves. It was rather for us to be dedicated here to the great task of graduation and from those other graduates to take a good example, but alas we were disappointed for graduation was not for us. It was appointed to take place in the tenth grade. With Mr. Fink as our class teacher, we started industriously on another year. An assembly was given by us to show what Civics taught us. We then worked for Rhetoricals. "The Wonder Hat" was what we chose to give. After much hard labor the play was successfully produced and after pro-longed applause and still more prolonged waiting, Blanche Johnson was announced the winner.
Being the best cooks, Miss Stillman chose us to serve a luncheon for the Vassar Alumni and they all voted us good cooks indeed.
At the end of the year we were highly resolved that we should go thru' tenth grade with a bang and that our four years of study should not have been in vain. We were sorry to lose one member.
| It was for
us to studiously embark on another year to-ward the goal; graduation. The
year was started by all of us working hard and a sale was the first thing
we chose to give.
People from all over our community enjoyed our hot-dogs and they came back again and again. Very few got indigestion, however.
Then wishing to show what we knew in English, we gave a very s-e-r-i-o-u-s assembly on that great patriot whom before we had finished studying, we wished had never lived, Benjamin Franklin. Much applause was given us.
This inspired us to give a cake and candy sale, since our class was short of funds.
We had two sociables during the year, for we felt quite wealthy.
Another plan was suggested to us, and that was to show a moving picture and to charge admission. The pro-ceeds from this filled up a large hole in our treasury.
The eighth grade class has given us a very nice class supper.
At last Commencement draws near and those of us who are fortunate enough to pass our final exams will then have the privilege of donning our graduation garments - upon which some have spent hours of hard labor - and stand in the front row at the commencement exercise on June 18, 1927.
There are other festivities which precede this and they are:
June 10 -- High School Picnic.
June 11 -- Class Picnic at Camp.
June 17 -- Class Supper.
| We began our
career as a class of athletes with a bang. The girls distinguished
themselves by being the first Seventh Grade to win the Girls' Basketball
Banner. We held it right on to it thru the whole four years in high
This year, the girls had a very strong varsity team. In the near future we expect to have a girls' varsity Hockey team.
The boys did not have class teams, but their varsity team made up for it. They won ten games, and only lost four. Outside teams found out it was not an easy matter to break thru their strong five man defence. Bennie Todd was the captain of the boys' varsity Basketball, Football,
|and Baseball teams. We are very proud of him,
because he not only made a good record in these sports, but has broken
many Field Day records. The records which has broken are the Broad Jump 16
1-4 ft., Pole Vault 8 ft., 50 Yard Dash 6 1-2 sec. Dorothy Miller, who
left last year broke the girls' Baseball Throw. ---134
Each year, because we are playing more outside games, monograms will be awarded to any High School student who plays, at least, half time on a varsity team, and a bar will also be awarded to those, for each sport they enter. At each additional season, more bars will be awarded. Numerals will still be awarded for inter-class games.
All athletic honors are awarded at the High School Athletic picnic, which comes at the end of the school year.
|Friends, Ladies and
I am sure you are anxious to hear of the ambitions and successes of the class of "27" since we were such a great help and joy to Hope Farm. You know, that our aim was "To Build for Char-acter, not Fame." Well, we have done both.
Now I will start with the president, who has made a great success in her business. Irma de Santas is Superin-tendent of the New York City Hospials. The people rely upon her good judgement so much that she is losing weight under the strain of it. Her salary is 10,000 dollars per year and is being raised quarterly.
Blanche Johnson who has succeeded Ethel Barry-more and acted before Queen Mary, is one of our girls. She is the youngest star on the American stage; critics say that her acting is superb.
| Bennie Todd
has gone thru college and is a prominent Y.M.C.A. leader. He was offered a
position in the Mov-ing Pictures, but he refused for he likes his work
with the boys
Muriel Reeves has settled down to home life. She has married a policeman and loves to darn his socks and cook his meals. She is a good housekeeper, and her house always looks immaculate.
John Keller is a professor of languages at Yale Uni-versity. He has become famous for his new language called "GALOOPEE" which is very easy to learn and students prefer it to Latin or French.
Dorothy Lange is private secretary to John D. Rock-efellow Jr. She is very capable and her employer could not do without her. She has traveled a great deal, and has many vacations.
Jack Bacon has gone thru Annapolis and is captain of the S 51. He soon will become an admiral. He is very popular and still very shy, especially when the captain complimented him on his management of the submarine.
Amelia Pasch is one of the most prominent criminal lawyers we have ever seen or known. She has never lost a case because she has always convinced the judge that she is his friend.
William Moser is a traveling salesman for the firm of Goldstein and Rubenstein. His ready wit and ability to convince has made all the housewives his customers.
It has been a great pleasure for me to be able to talk to my friends at my Alma - Mater. Although I am an in-terior decorator on the West Coast and very busy, I am never too busy to visit and talk to old friends. I am hoping that the future grads. will be as successful as we have been.
|WHY WE GET 100 ON OUR
|Miss Haines -- What were some of the
John -- The population of the world was lessened.
Miss Haines -- Where is glass made?
Amelia -- Glasgow.
Miss Haines -- Name five don'ts for fire prevention.
Irma -- Don't spit fire.
Miss Harris -- From what source does veal come?
Amelia -- Chicken.
|Dorothy -- Gwan, you mean turkey.
Miss Harris -- Leave the room !
Miss Haines -- What is eminent Domain?
Irma -- Stealing.
Dorothy -- Miss Haines, do you have to go to court if you
commit suicide ?
Dorothy -- From what source do acids come ?
John -- Apple sauce.
Irma -- Mr. Carl, do you debit a minus mark or credit it ?
Amelia -- Credit the teacher and debit the pupil.
Blanche -- What do you do with "cash" ?
Dorothy -- Pocket it.
Moser -- Hey, Jack, which building on Hope Farm has the
most stories in it ?
Jack -- Main House, of course.
Moser - Gwan, the library has.
Miss Haines -- Does anybody know anything about
Dorothy -- Yeh, when it's hot it burns.
|As we the class of '27 sing all together,
Our praise and loyalty we pledge alway.
To thee our school and dear friends forever,
With faithful hearts, sincere we sing to day.
Dear, true friends we'll stand for thee
Firm old friends we will ever be.
Farewell Hope Farm and teachers, friends and
We leave thee soon -- the future waits for all.
With friendly hand clasps -- we leave goodwishes,
And may good fortune ever on thee fall.
| We wish to extend our thanks to all those who have
participated in the making of our classbook.