Contributed by Elaine Frey.
The original of this high school newspaper is
in the possession of Ann Baumunk Henderson. Both of Elaine's parents, Kenneth Frey and Marion Brown, were enrolled at Fox Township High Schoool
in 1932. There are a few areas of what appear to be (missing text), which we have so indicated.
THE FOX GAZETTE
Published by the
students of Fox Township High School
Ten cents per copy
Vol. 2, No. 3
Ralph W. Stonier
Aims of the Fox
To establish a close
relationship between school and community, by
relating, truthfully, schoolactivities, work and
From the Beginning
A History of the H. S.
The following men decided that Sullivan County
needed more facilities for educating young people above the eighth grade years;
John P. Kilmer, Allen Rightmire, Charles N. Porter, A. F. Shadduck, Charles V.
Parrish, John W. Frey, I. P. Kilmer, F. L. Kilmer, and J. T. Kilmer. The school was opened in the year of
????. The first year that the school
opened, the eighth grade was combined with the High School. The first pupils were as follows: Hazel Voorhees, Emily Porter, Edwin Frey,
Boyd Babley, Belle Rightmire, Edgar Campbell, Harold Fanning, Maud Kilmer,
Hattie White, Ettie Morgan, Leslie Campbell, Glen Jackson, Amanda DeWitt, Fanny
Brown, Lavinnia McKay, Harry Campbell, and Laurence Kaseman. The school proved to be successful, and the
first graduating class (1908) included Jesse Williams, Lenora Heinz (Cott), and
Harry Campbell. Jesse Williams is now
teaching school in Fox Township and is also a resident of Shunk.
In the year
1909 there were no graduates. But in
1910 the graduates were Edgar Campbell, Belle Rightmire and Hazel Vorhees. D. M. Soper was teacher from 1909 to
1911. Edgar Campbell is now at Utica,
N.Y. where he spends his winters, but we hope to see him again in Shunk where
he will spend the summer.
diplomas were presented to the following people: Edwin Frey, Isabelle Potter and Hattie White (May). Edwin Frey is a school teacher and a
resident of Shunk. Hattie White was
also a teacher but has resigned. She is
a resident of Shunk, and has a daughter in our High School. D. M. Soper was the person to be pitied this
year as he was teacher.
following were graduates in the year 1912: Leslie Campbell, Lavinnia McKay and
Lee Warren. Lee Warren is a
minister. Guy Dutter was teacher for
graduate of 1913 was, Fannie Brown (Shadduck), she is a resident of Shunk. J. E. Reese Killgore was County
Superintendent for the years 1907-12 inclusive.
In 1914 the
two people who received their diplomas were Verna Miller (Morgan) and Wynn
Warren. Verna Miller was a school
teacher for a few years and is now a resident of Shunk.
In the year
1915 the graduates were: Florence Duff, Alma Bond (Williams), Alice Stone,
Lavinnia Caseman (Woodhead), and George Hine.
Geo. Hine is a teacher and a resident of Shunk, Alma Bond is also a
resident of Shunk.
graduates of 1916 were: George Morgan, LaRue May, Forrest Stone. George Morgan
was a school teacher for a while. He is
now Justice of the Peace at Shunk. H.
G. Richey was teacher from 1913 to 1917.
following people were graduates of 1917:
Rozell Porter, Mary Duff and Alonzo Dickerson. Rozell Porter is proprietor of the Red and White store in Shunk.
graduates of 1918 were: Edgar Fanning, Miles Decker and Emily Biddle. Edgar Fanning is also teacher in Fox
township. He is a resident of Athens,
of 1919 were Riley Foster, Stanley May, Bly Dickerson, Eunice Duff and Lorena
Stone. Riley Foster has passed on.
Morgan was the only graduate of 1920.
He was a teacher for a while and now works in the Wheelerville milk
station. Wynn Warren was teacher for
the past four years.
graduates of 1921 were: Laverne Dickerson and Elloyd Foster. Laverne Dickerson was a teacher in Fox
Township last year. He is now going to
school. Elloyd Foster lives in
Westfield, Pa. The teacher was Howard Green. He is living in Washington, D.C.
Duff, Marcus Duff and Laurayne Williams were the graduates of 1922. Laurayne Williams is a teacher and resident
of Shunk, Pa.
people following were graduates of 1923:
Vera Boyles and Lawrence Stone.
following people received diplomas in the year of 1924: Robert Bagley, Flossie Brown (Hotelling),
Lynn Kilmer, Mayme Brown and LaRue McCarty.
Robert Bagley and Lynn Kilmer are both residents of Shunk.
graduates of 1925 were: Laurel Fuller (Morgan), Elizabeth Wilcox and Ruth Quail
(Conrad). Laurel Fuller is a resident
of Shunk. Manley Gregory was teacher
from 1922 to 1925.
Morgan ( ), Beulah Jenkins
(Brown), Dennis Duff, Elsie Dickerson (Bagley), Victor Shadduck, Belva Ketchum
and Harold Stone were graduates of 1926.
Beaulah Jenkins, Elsie Dickerson and Victor Shadduck are residents of
Shunk. Reese Berdanier and Eva
Berdanier were teachers for this year.
graduating class of 1927 was Lyal Bond, Lucile Brown, Walter Brown, Desmond
Morgan, Frank Yocum, Ellery Quail and Hazel Reinboldt. Walter Brown, Frank Yocum and Ellery Quail
are all residents of Shunk. The
teachers were Frank Brewer and Edrie DeLong.
no graduates in 1928. The teachers were
Earl Didlack and G. H. Northrup.
Brown (Myers) and Raymond Bagley were graduates in 1929. They are both residents of Shunk. Teachers: Lester Kelly and Sam Mosser.
of 1930 was as follows: Lucile Morgan
(Stotler), David Stone, Francis McCarty.
Francis McCarty is a resident of Hillsgrove. Lucile Morgan is a resident of Shunk.
The teachers were Herman Brown and Edward Dorsett.
Swain, Willard Shadduck, Evert Letts, Kenneth Morgan and Richard Bailey were
graduates of 1931. They are all taking
the fourth year of High School elsewhere.
Glenda Swain at Canton, Willard Shadduck, Kenneth Morgan and Richard
Bailey at Estella and Evert Letts at Red Lion.
the graduates are Dorothy Brown and Kenneth Frey. For the past two years Herman Brown and Ralph Stonier have been
Henning has been County Supt. for the past nineteen years.
can add any material to this list please send it to us, as we would like to
keep a record of this school.
Algebra class has been taking up progressions for a couple of days. We find these quite interesting.
started progressions, we studied about ratio and proportion.
I am sure
if we were to stop and think, we would find somewhere in our life where we
could have used progression in working our problems.
Freshmen Algebra class is some class; nothing seems to bother them except
algebra and arithmetic. But for all
that, they have learned how to factor, multiply, divide and work equations, and
even how to work ratio and proportion.
By the work they are doing now there’s not much danger of any of them
flunking the course.
Seniors have been enjoying a very delightful history class during the past
week We have been following a work book
that supplements several text books. We
are working on the period from the Fall of Napoleon to the Beginning of the
World War. In connection with our work
there are maps to be drawn and colored.
These make it a great deal easier to remember the various colonies and
have been having a very delightful time in vocational civics the last few
been discussing about the qualifications, chances for preparation and the
opportunities for different occupations that we have in life.
going to take a few field trips before long to see some of the advanced ways of
down to the telephone office the other day to learn how the switch board works,
and before we got through we all put a call through.
said we all did well for “green horns.”
So some would like to be telephone operators.
Science, we have been having a very interesting time, sending telegrams. Two pupils of (missing text) Words, They
sent the message and the remainder of the class received it.
studied diseases. It is very
interesting to know the causes and how to prevent many of the communicable
finished the testing of milk for fat, protein and minerals. The Chemistry class helped with this
Chemistry class has had several very interesting experiments during the past
few weeks. We have been studying the
metals which are classed in several groups.
With the many reference books we are using, these metals have been very
interesting. We hope that what we have
learned will be of some value to us in life.
Class is coming along just fine even though we can not “decline verbs and
generally Latin Class goes off pretty well if we have our vocabularies (which
is not very often) studied.
So far we
have covered the following material in Latin; first, second and third
declension nouns, the first and second declension adjectives and pronouns. Also the first, second and third conjugation
verbs, and this is where the fun comes in.
also translated some Latin stories and we have expressed English sentences in
Latin, which was very hard work.
A Word to the Wise
We are now
starting our Final Examinations. Which are
of practical value? An examination is
all right but in some things it does not pay to give a type examination or have
too much class review. Because if you
do any one can look the questions up and get a good mark. An examination is given to see what you have
learned in the past, not how much you learn in a moment's time. If you look the question up you can remember
it until the examination is over, but in the majority of cases, if the pupils
were given the same examination in a week’s time, you would find that most of
them could not answer the question. If
you learn the material as you are going (missing text)
are going to take an examination do not sit up late in the evening and study,
but get your mind on something else and when you come to take the examination
your mind will be clear in that field.
And another rule to follow-- do not eat a heavy meal before you take an
examination. The best time to give an
examination is in the forenoon, when your mind is at rest and able to function
to better advantage.
are all right, but they need not be given too often; a thing which happens in
The kind of
an examination depends on the subject.
Probably the best type of examinations are objective; true or false, or
the multiple choice type.
These are a
few facts about examinations and in the majority of cases you will find they
prove to be true.
Court has been completed and we have played on it for some time. It has taken us a little while to become
accustomed to the game so that we could keep score and think quickly enough to
make the correct play at the right time.
thing that we thought of (especially if it was a hard, fast ball) was to get
out of the way and not get hit.
As the teachers
have played before, they seem to get a “big kick” out of beating us, but that
won’t be so easy in a few weeks.
have been playing tennis we feel more like living than we did before. Tennis is a wonderful exercise; it exercises
all the body muscles; physical and mental.
It is a good sport, too, for noons and recesses. It makes the days seem so much shorter.
plenty of action in tennis. The tennis
court is no place for a lazy person. If
you think it is a girl’s game, just try a game with a good player. You will find that he will keep you busy
chasing and returning the ball.
Now that we
have our court completed and in fair shape; our boys and girls becoming skilled
in playing; we hope to have some games with neighboring high schools next year.
comes over here every Tuesday to teach a class in Poultry for one hour and a
half. This course covers the raising,
feeding, marketing of eggs and poultry, and a project of which we have to keep
a record of the labor, products used,
and products received. In class work,
Mr. Reisner has given us our last lesson so that the remainder of the year will
be spent on projects and finishing our note books.
past years that Mr. Reisner has been here, it has been his custom to take
several boys and girls, from the county, to State College for the Future Farmer
week. Here they compete in judging
poultry and cattle, with boys and girls from all over the state. Beautiful and worthy prizes are given to the
best judges in each class.
Freshman English class is now taking up Basic Study of Oral Speech. At the same time, Mr. Stonier has been
reading to us from the book, “Romona”, which is very interesting, and holds the
attention of the pupils throughout the class period.
English is now taking up the analysis and diagramming, of Simple, Complex and
Compound sentences. The pupils do not
always agree with the teacher on their form.
First they have to analyze the sentence and then diagram them.
We have a
work book, which we have to work in once in a while in class.
The Paper Conference
school paper converence was held by the “Maroon and White” staff on Saturday
April 23rd, at Dushore. A
very appetizing dinner was served, following which, a program was given and
some of the following topics were discussed.
A very interesting topic on, “A Columnist on Foot,” was given by Eleanor
Riordan, of Dushore. This topic was
interesting talk was given by Towanda on “What is the best way to develop the
talent of humor along the lines usually followed by the Columnist?” I am sure that those present could not find
many questions to ask about this topic as it was very well given.
explanation of the questionnaire which was conducted by Helen Cliesonis was
also very interesting. There were only
three schools represented, Towanda, Dushore, and Shunk.
chairman was Joseph Powderly, and I am sure that you will all agree with me
that he made a very good chairman.
Marion Shelheimen was hostess.
of the evening was Miss Rebecca Gross, who gave a very interesting talk. I am sure that those who paid strict
attention to Miss Gross learned some valuable information from her talk.
We wish to
thank Dushore for the enjoyable time they gave us.
representatives were Dorothy Brown, Agnes Morgan and Mr. Stonier.
Pennsylvania Farm Products Show
Frey, a senior in Shunk High, won first prize in the Vocational Potato class,
and second prize in competition with the State. Kenneth
stayed at the show two days and said he enjoyed the trip very much.
Morgan, of Shunk High, won the first premium on his Flint Corn, in this
district, but did not take any prize in the State.
Due to our
oversight, this article was omitted from the April issue of “The Fox
Gazette.” Although the news is rather
old, we are very proud to print it and give recognition to our schoolmates.
School Commencement exercises will be held in the Shunk Church, Wednesday
night, June 8, 1932, at eight o’clock.
will consist of two orations, a commencement speaker, Mr. John Morgan,
superintendent of Wyoming county schools, and also a one act play entitled, “A
Woman’s Stratagem,” will be presented by the high school pupils. The characters have been chosen as follows:
The following committees have been chosen:
Stage, ………………………Dorothy Morgan, Hilma May
The play is to be coached by Mr. Stonier.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Remember the date.
The Happiest Days
(Tune, “Auld Lang
We’re here for work
Right from the start,
Pray drop your
Just laugh and sing
With all your heart
And show your
All other schools we
Let this one be the
Join in the pleasures
we have here
Be happy with the
school songs written by us, this one was chosen as the best. It was composed by Dorothy Frey. Another good song was written by Marion
Brown, entitled, “S.H.S. For All,” to the tune of “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.”
and read the advertisements in this issue of the “Gazette.” Thank you!
Jacko, the Joker
after completing his radio, asked Mr. Reisner to look at it. After telling Mr. Reisner that it worked,
Mr. Reisner replied: “Can you get anything but a squeal?”
I guess we
will have to ask Mr. Brown to stay at home because every time he goes away he
brings a large snow storm.
If you need
any help with the principal parts of verbs, call on Dorothy Brown.
were in the class room telling what they could do when Marion Brown said: “I
can put my toe in my big mouth.”
had clapped his hands in the middle of a song which Mr. Stonier and two girls
were singing. Stonier, after finishing
the song: Now you can clap your hands.
Ellis: What for?
Morgan and Verna Brown, after Stonier had told them about actresses and how they
had to act: “Would we make good actresses?”
Stonier: “If you could keep your mouth shut a while.” Verna and Agnes: “You wouldn’t ever make one
were studying their play. Kenneth Frey
was to say: “You’re one big question mark,” but he said, “You’re a big one
sitting on Mr. Stonier’s lap. Mr. Frey
said to her, “Who is that?” Irene:
Wanted: Somebody to buy a rubber ball with a rubber
string for Kenneth Frey.
A Chevy for Stonier.
A Ford for Brown.
And sure as you,re living ,they’ll
Paper Conferences seem to be too much for Dorothy Brown. Staying up too late at night, Dorothy!!
A Lull in “Time”
nearly over for this term. Are we
glad? Well I guess !!! Everybody is nearly crazy; going to school
this time of the year. Is it any wonder
that we get tired? It is so warm and
suffocating, that we can hardly study.
(Do we every study?)
We all have
our plans for the summer. They sound
good. Dorothy Brown is going to work at
Troy, Pa. Agnes Morgan said that she
was going to do as little as possible.
Verna Brown says she is going to “will dew.” Marion Brown is going to “do-do.”
(What does she mean by that”)
Dorothy Frey is going on a vacation, to Johnson City, N.Y. Hilma May is going to Troy, Pa. Kenneth Frey is planning on working at home
and going on a number of pleasure trips, such as State College and other
places. Loren Swain is going to work on
the farm but he is taking two weeks vacation to go camping. (Back to nature you know.) Dorothy Morgan is going to spend her time
this summer raising chickens. Her
brother, Frank, says he is going to “stay home and work on our farm when
needed.” (Hope you are “needed” often,
when the first bell rings on September 5th, all of us excepting
Dorothy Brown and Kenneth Frey, will be back at school, anxiously trying to
must part sometime – so we say, “Au revoir,” to Kenneth and Dorothy.
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