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GARNET GLIMPSES The Naugatuck High School Newspaper THE FRUIT OF LIBERAL EDUCATION IS NOT LEARNING BUT frHE CAPACITY AND DESIRE TO LEARN" .Prepared By Students of Naugatuck High SchooT The Scourge Of October Toward the end of October of each year, the peace-loving folk of our land make ready their defenses, for it is the witching time of year. It Is Hallowe'en! Woo to the poor misguided soul who tarries by the way on this sight of nights. He is prey to all species of ghosts, goblins, and witches. They assail him from •very hill and dale, every highway and byway, every fencepost and alley-way. He is not even safe at home! ^ The countryside seems to be overrun with hordes of these marauders. No human being has yet been able to discover their origin. They seem to materialize very quickly on this eve of October the last. They appear tc hav<? been molded to various shapes but most of them, have one characteristic. They are midgets. When they flee from some daring pur- <u*r. one may even catch:sight of a dainty black shoe, or a galloping pants-leg, accompanied by a smothered giggle. Some of their trappings bear a striking resemblance to those of neighborhood small fry. but in a fleeting glimpse surely no one can be quite •lire.' One might wonder at the motives of these creatures: Booty! Plunder! They carry both in misshapen sacks, in which they occasionally delve to refresh themselves. (Occasionally? Ha! They are usually sick for a week 1 ) They have several motives that the eye cannot see. That is—until morning. Soapy windows. Automobiles substantially adorned with overripe vegetables. Barren clothes lines with no lines. They have left disaster in their wake! Their usual stay in our otherwise peaceful borough lasts from seven "to eleven. At nine, the din reaches its peak, accompanied by ill tuned horns, ear-splitting rattles, and numerous other instruments fashioned 'by those versed in the art of making musical instruments. At eleven they gradually disperse with the assistance of some highly pitched calls from the neighborhood mamas. The only remnants of their visit are subsequent scenes of dejected looking youngsters mending sagging line.i and washing soapy windows. Hallowe'en with its ipranks has ended for another year! G. R. The Staff LITERARY: Gerard Rosa, Judy Kiernan, Jean Beauregard. SOCIAL: Margretta Deegan, Barbara Raytkwich, Ann Cirillo Helen Schiller. NEWS: Cornelio DIMaria, Barbara Stein SPORTS: Kenneth Clymer BUSINESS: Virginia Canaperi CONSULTANTS: Mr. Foley, Miss Grainger Seniors Are We* School days, school days, dear old golden rule... ouch! Those Freshmen, golly they almost knocked the statue down that time. Wouldn't it be a shame if poor old Sophocles fell over the railing after all' these years? Hmmm... did I ever do things like thnt? Why I had no aooner uttered the words when I began to remember my own Freshman year. There was the Gang, arms linked together, bumping into people, laughing and going on their merry way. Oh well, I guess we're all apt to be a little frisky at flrst But then we're only young once, and anyway in our Freshman year, who wants to be a sophisticated Senior? Oh don't think we didn't try * few times, but do you know •what it reminded me of?—A five year old in high heels and a long dress. Then alas—the day! We clenched our teeth pulled ourselves up to our full 5 ft. 3 inches and very determinedly stepped over tbe threshold of maturity. But it •was like doing a split, everytime •we got up, Plunk! There we were tn that silly position again. But then the day came when, just like trained acrobats, we drew our frolicsome selves up into standing positions and there we were, tall and sturdy Seniors at last. Nuggets Question: 1. Who posted the highest batting average ever recorded in the (Major Leagues? 2. What immortal pianist and composer had the centennial of his death commemorated this month? 3. Benjamin Fletcher was in- nUUled as tbe fifth president of a famous girls' school on the seventy- fifth anniversary. What is . the name of tbe college? 4. Twenty-four apiculturists re- c»ived their diplomas at Pennsylvania State College. Did these students study apes or'manners? 5. A Tibetan script was dated: 24th Seventh Month, five pig year. According to our calendar, in what year was this written? Answer: 1. Hugh Duffy of Boston with a batting mark of .438 in 18»4 2. Frederic Chotpin. 3. Smith College. 4. Neither. They studied beekeeping. 5. September 24. 1947. Obiter Dictum Museum Selling Yule Cards Twenty-seven new Christmas cards, with subjects drav/n from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, are now on Bale at the museum. BOOKMARKS Is there any subject in the world concerning which there is only ana book? Dr. Carl J. Weber, cf Colby College, makes that claim, with apparent justification, for "A Thousand and One Fore-Edge Paintings." which the college press recently issued. D$igenit search, he says, unearthed "a few articles in magazines, some brief statements in a book now and then, a passing allusion in a study of bibliography here or a work on bookbinding there, but no book about fore-edge paintings and their makers." So Dr. Weber wrote one. A fore-edge painting is just that—a water-color on the edges of the leaves v/hich is invisible until one "fans" them. Anyone who ever went to school has made them (usually not with water-colors). Colby has a copy of a textbook "Hamlet" which, when fanned, discloses the name "E. A Robinson"—a Harvard student of the early 1890's. who read Shakespeare to his own and the world's profit JV's PlayShelton This Afternoon Weather per.Tndtting, the Naugatuck High school junior varsity will travel to Shelton this afternoon, for a game with the Shelton High seconds at 3 o'clock Tha locals will be after their third win in the Naugatuck Valley Jayvee League against one loss and one tie. In a previous meeting at Recreation Field, the Greyhounds edited the Gaels; 7-6. Halfbacks Bob Selinske and Jimmy McCann, fullback Manny Matos and quarterback Deacon Clisham will probably start in the Naugatuck backfield Bernie Donnelly and King will be available as substitutes. Dick Monaghan and Howie Wood are the probable starting ends. Alex Krayeske, a member of the high school faculty, will handle the squad while Coach George F. Goodwin works with the regulars In a practice session at Recreation Field. In This Corner 1. Ye old Tuttle house is splitting at the seams since Senior Dramatic Arts began a few weeks ago. 2. "Do tbe Huckle Buck"—at the next Pep Dance. Tbe first one n»Ued J35. Let's try lor *«! 3. Mists AndersoOi's homeroom students will soon have to move out All the fsTospective ccftlege students are looking for information! 4. We should have a few Senators from Miss Smith's Social Studies classes. Recently they had a couple of heated discussions, on political topics. 5. "Even if you can't shoot a hoop. Be sure to be there to give i root." Girls' basketball will begin in November, and the Seniors will be in there fighting to keep the championship which they have held for two years straight. 6. Nauiry High studbnts have taken to the open road again under the guidance of Mr. Miller. If you would like to join the "Travelers," just see Mr. Miller. There is no fee'. 7. A little training is a wonderful thing, or so Mrs. Matzkin thinks. She is having her U. S. History students do Term Papers —just to learn how for college. 8. Attention all alchemists! Chemistry Club will be starting soon. For more information see Mr. Sarin. 9. Hey kids, only 55 days till Santa comes! Get the Christmas spirit early by buying vour Christmas cards from any Senior. 10. Click Click — Ding; Those flngers, flyin? over the typewriter keys at the Red Cross, belong to our Senior "Office Practice" girls. 11. Did you hear the inspiring applause* at the All-State Concert 7 Three cheens for the N. H. S. 3tu- dents who participated. 12. If you are artistically inclined why not join the Art Club and help gftt the Gift Shop in full swing for Christmas? 13. We observed National Dojr Week—Did You? Read ail about Dixie and Herman! Armistice Day - NOVEMBER 11, 1918 "THE TOUCH—BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH." Through history we are all familiar with the facts of Armistice Day marking the end of World War I. A truce between the Allies and Germany was signed in a railroad dining car in the Forest of Compicgne in France. That was 31 years ago and 31 years is a long time. In the interi'irn World. Wai- II reared its ugly head. This time we have memories of our fathers and older brothers or of the boy across the street, all offering thtir services in defense of our country. On the wall of our English room hangs an "In Memorian" with the names of those who never returned to take up life where they had left it. To the most carefree amons; us comes a sobering thought as we solemnly read the list. There's a graduate of West Point. My father said he was a Brigadier General. And there's a boy from the Navy. His father took my uncle's wedding pictures And wasn't he a swimmer! And he, as well? I saw that fellow flay basketball—what a whiz—when I was in fifth grade. He W;LS lost on a submarine—that disappeared i» Japanese 'waters. A/id he was in my sister's class,—salutatorian I think. Joined up with the infantry. So when the bells toll out on November the llth this year, why not promise ourselves to give more than a passing glance at the names engravo.d on both World War memorial!"? These brave men —living and dead—sacrificed their lives so that High Schools may still echo with the carefree laug-h- ter of boys atid girls. As Ameri- cani3, let's take up their torch and let's hold it high. Autumnal Wandering I took a country road today Aimlessly, I walked for miles, My soul sang out a jpyous song My heart was wreathed with dream spun smiles. Nature took me by the hand, I soared'aloft with every bird. The music of the wind and leaves Were symphonies I'd never heard. I sniffed the smell of burning leaves, Saw nature in her fall-like mode: Today I tasted Paradise, Along a winding country road, M. D. Jovial Jester Residents of Elizabeth, N. J., peppered the Weather Bureau with telephone calls when white fmffs began to drift from the sky. The bureau put them at ease. "Those are just dandelion seeds," an official said. "Catch one and see." The women did their best, but L .W. George, who cooked chow in Navy 'warship galleys for 14 years, walked off with flrat prize for the best cake at the South Carolina state fair He won with his chocolate oake. In Washington, John Mason Brown, like all good fathers, led 3us two sons, Meredith, eight, and Preston, twelve, on a tour of all the historic spots, including, of course, a side trip to Mt. Vernon. •Months later, Brown came acroas a picture of Mt. Vernon in a magazine and decided to discover how much, if anything, the boys had .'earned from, their trip to the Capital. "Meredith," he asked, "do you know what pln.ce this is?" "Don't be silly, Pop," answered Meredith -'Everybody knows that. It's Howard Johnson's. A bridegroom !s to be a bride soon. Sa-ndre Lee Bridegroom and Leslie B. Sellers obtained a marriage license. H. A. Cunningham, a busy man, walked to a mail box with a letter in on e band and a dollar in the other. He opened the chute—and mailed the dollar. HP waited at the post office and got his dollar back—then mailed the letter. On Madison Avenue, a man was leaving his office at his usual quitting hour of three-thirty, when he noticed a truck driver at the curb struggling unsuccessfully with a heavy case of books. 'Til give yoii a hand," volunteered the man. The two seized opposite ends of the case and huffed and puffed several moments to no avail. "I'm afraid it's hopeless," gasped the aian, "We'll never get it on the truck." "On?" screamed the driver. "I'm trying to get It OFF." QUERY My Favorite program's on the air The electric razor starts next door; Why can't they make those gadgets sing Like Bing, or Dinah Shore? In The Huddle In the Fall of the year we turn to the gridiron, w h e r e . our Sons of Naugy are playing their hearts out to bring glory to dear old Naugatuck High School. Although the win and loss record of the team is not as great as in the (past, the Bportaniansh ipl, courage, and fair play taught lire far more important than the score. It is with this thought in mind that we Introduce to you each member of Naugatuck High School Football team. CHARLIE ALEGI —TRI-CAPTAIN Fight Garnet! Fight! That has been our right halfback's motto for .the past four years. His determined spirit has been the inspiration that keeps the r<;st of the team in there plugging all the way. BOB HABTOY—THI-CAPTAIN- LEFT HALFBACK Energy' Ability! That's our Bob! His love for the game is shown by the way he plays, bis long runs and hard, clean, tackles. The Greyhounds have had JJob with them for three years now. This is his first time on the initial squad. "RED" WHITE—IULLBACK Three cheers for the Varsity' We've been cheering "Red" for three years now, and this is his second year on the flrsit team. He is the biggest man in the backfleld. and is a great asset to the squad for ipicking up a needed first down with a line plunge. AL CROSSW AIT— QUARTERBACK Tricks! Tricks! This alert quarterback ,who rounds out the hack- field, Is bubbling with them Several times he has pulled a trick play out of his head, and Bang! A score for Naugy. /JACK •CARROL-TRI-CATTAIN —LEFT END Jack's heigh* and large claw-Ilk.; hands have made him just the man for end. A third down pass to Jack has often picked up a flrst down for the Garnet and Gray. He Is a Junior and has another great year ahead of him. "BUD" DIMARIA — RIGHT TACKLK Tipping the scales at 195? Why that could mean only one person. Bud is gth e heaviest man on the tea/m, and has been on the varsity for three years. Bud ha» broken into the starting line<ip in his Senior Year. GEORGE MITCHELL—RIGHT GUARD "Yeah!" say the class of '51, "that's our George out there." His spirit and fight in the forward wall have Inspired the whole line to play better, both offensively and defensively. JACK O'BRIEN—LEFT GUARD ' Charge! Charge! Charge? That's Jack. This Is Ms first year In a Garnet uniform*, as he played two previous seasons with St. Marys School in Miami, Florida: Jack has shown his ability and previous experience by the way he blocks and tackles. KEN CLYMER—LEFT TACKLE Ken's heads-up ball playing is an asset to the Garnet and Grey team. Though this Is his flrst year on the initial eleven, he has been a valuable substitute, the two previous years. DON FOWLER—CENTER His cool and calm manner makes it easy for him to seldom, make a bad isnapback to the back- fleld. Don is playing his second year .with the Greyhounds, and flrst season In the. starting llnerp BILL MATOS—RIGHT END Bill is playing his flrst season of football and has filled the position like a veteran .Ho is in the Junior class and has another season to look forward to. Other Seniors KIRK KIRKENDALL—QUARTERBACK He is flaying his irecond season with the Garnet, and has shown vast improvement since first reporting for the squad. Kirk gives his all, whenever in the game and shows heads-up play at all times JOHN BRADYr-LlNEMAN John plays either guard or tackle, whatever the occasion of play. This is his third year with the squad, and he has shown his «plrit and fight throughout hits high school career. •' LINK SELINSKE—HALFBACK One of the fastest men on the team, he really streaks if broken into the clear. This is Link's soc- .ond year with the Garnet and Grey. CLARENCE SCHILLER-^ENn He does most .of the kicking off for the locals, as well as being a pass-catcher. This is Clarence's first year of football and he has proved an asset to the team thus far. ED WHITE—TACKLE A rest tor our flrst string tackles! Eddy is there. He comes into the game and adds fresh blood to the line throughout the game. Ed is playing his flrst season, and has shown the desire to make up for lost time. A Spaniel Called Herman Michievious? sly? lovable? why that could mean only one thing. You've guessed it my shiny two year old Cocker Sipaniel. He's a thoroughbred you know, inheriting every one of his outstanding qualities from those proud parents of his. Ah yes, it's wonderful to own a dog. Especially when you have to go careening around corners after the little villain, who just "happens" to have the mate to your best white sox, flying from the clutches of his sharp pointed teeth. And why does it have to be in zero weather that he decides to chew up your only pair of bedroom slippers? However, if you don't happen to want him underfoot, just take out a bottle of dog shampoo and a brush!! Where—oh—where is Herman? You query—"Herman?" He is off chasing prettily colored butterflies far from the soap and suds! But in some cas*si he can really be just a pup. dog. When he can't have his own way he sits very dejectedly at your feet, hoping that youll feel sorry for him. Golly, someone should tell him that his.little stubby tail Is wagging- quite vigorously! By the way, Herman's quite the one for travel you know. Didn't he hide in the back of our neighbor's car, just so that he could aft- t".nd the Massachusetts Conference, too? Well I guess all dogs can't be angelst, Who would want an angel for a dog, anyway? J. K. Band And Orchestra Mr. Milton Berkowitz who is in charge nf instrumentalists, this year, is deeply interested in a revival of the school band and orchestra. All former members of both musical groups are being encouraged to rejoin, in order to add new life and color to these organizations. These two musical groups are probably our greatest service units. They participate .in most scjiool programs and add zest to the spirit of the occasion. When a school Assembly Program is being planned, the desirability of being a member or these musical groups is clearly proven. Naugatuck High School Bands and Orchestras were once famous for their fine ability, appearance, and general deportment. Mr. Berko" witz with ithe complete cooperation of our students, ,-jpes to bring a return to those dayn. Former members, as well as new recruits, are requested to report to practice and contribute to a revival of which we all m»y be proud. The Life Of A Cheerleader Track 'em down, chase 'em far; show them Naugy's up to par. Get that ball! Hold it tight! Naugy High School, Fig-ht! Fight! Fight! The cheerleaders return to the bench, and the crowd turns its at- •tention back to the game. Now the center throws a perfect spiral into the hands of the quarter-back, who takes it and eagerly tosses it to the half-back, who, with an air of anticipation, lunges forward with the ball tucked safely under his arm. It is the last down with two yards to go! This touchdown will spell victory or defeat. But win or lose, the halfback knows that his team and school will know that he tried his best. That is school sipirlt. School Spirit—those magic words which represent the hopes and dreams almost the very heart of a school. And Naugatuck High is rich in all of this. Being a cheerleader I am a representative of school spirit. I consider it an honor and a privilege to wear the .colors of the garnet and grey. Cheer-leading does not mean only the manufacturing of noise and motion. It goes /ar deeper. Anxiety is felt for the tdam. And more than one p.rayer is whispered during the course of a game. Often the cheerleaders stcjo into church and pray not only for victory and the safety of their players but also for the power to take defeat as well. Gracefully accepting a defeat is an art in itself A cheerleader's duties do not terminate at the end of a game but curry througtj to the boosting of the team's morale after the last play is called .They also begin before games. A good example is the traditional "Pep" meeting on Fri- d'ay at school. As a representative of Naua-a- tuck High School a cheerleaffer must always behave properly, for her conduct is a direct reflection W'.on her school. From my experience as a cheerleader, I hav» learned to mention the words School Spirit with almost a reverence. In the .future, when "the hobby horse is forgot," I shall always cherish both the laughter and the tnars which mv memories as a cheerleader will bring before my mind's eye. And so, I say, three cheers for school spirit May it always live on, growing stronger with each passing year! W. K. QUERY The finest of television. He has in his house. Yet, drives through the sleet To see Mickey Mouse. x : EDITORIAL Once Upon A Time With the erection of so many schools at the present time, the populace- has all but overlooked one sad factor. The era of the country schoolhouse has long ago ended but the lessons learned there still remain In the days of the century past, an idle stranger, on a trip o'er the New England countryside, would happen on scores of little red schoolhouses perched on hillsides or nestled under the protection of forbidding oaks. It was to these schools that' the oppressed little gentlemen and the tiny misses trouped every morning to receive their dose of the 'Three R's". Here, the schoolmaster reigned supreme, with the help of his. ally, the hickory rod. Seated atop a platform of perilous altitude he glared down at ruddy-cheeked culprits with a ferocity that rendered them immovable. Diligent students were commended with an affectionate pat on the head, while idle loafers, had the dust expelled from their jackets with uncommon vigor. We review this system today, with some amazement, notwithstanding the fact that it produced leaders of sterling quality. Scenes of a little rapscallion standing beneath the master's throne, bluffing through his spelling lesson in a quavering voice, with tilted eyes, Implorine mercy from the unwavering Judge; or a bright yellow pigtail sink "I slowy into the mire of an open inkwell-such scenes arft dear to ouf hearts. Aside from the sentimental value, the pendulum of education ^H n °h W r™* 1 aCk t0 the teaohin *s °* discipline and re B pe c r?nsU- uted by the country schoolhouse. We have at last realized that there . he worthrof a disciplinarian. wfK spnaran. With the gigantic networks of schools and the millions of students we have today we have bidden adieu to the little red schoThouse forever '" G. R. Seniors Select FAVORITES: .' Song: I Can Dream, Can't I? Sport: Basketball Singer: Bing Crosby. Comedian: Rpd Skelton. Movie star: Actress Jane Rus sell; actor: Montgomary Clift. Hobby: Parties. Band: Vaughn Monroe. Disc Jockey JL Bob Craleer. Flower: Red Rose*. Miss Burke Sees France To the 1949 summer tourist France (presented a cheerful countenance. Even throughout Normandy, which was severely razed in the path of war, a spirit of optimism and' industry pervaded. In the ruins that were only a decade ago, quaint, picturesque cities —St. Lo, Caen, Bayeux. ...the rubble was being cleared away and graceful French ' style apartment houses were being constructed. Throughout France, beautiful stained-rflaas •winUoSws -were being removed from hiding and reset in cathedrals and chapels.. Chartres is again a delight to the visitor. High In Alpine slopes, deep In Pyrenees valleys, along the rugged coast of Brittany... everywhere .., .colonies of youthful campers cauld be seen. Paris with Its broad boulevards, animated cafes, and illuminated fountains was delightfully gay. In September the smart shops displayed fall fashions. Black, Venetian red, pine green, and pearl gray dominated. Styles were simple. Buttons and etuds were generously used. Hats -were tiny and collars, wide. And Her Name Was Dixie 1 Her name was Dixie and she was the prettiest little dog in the neighborhood—at leeat I thought so. Her soft coat was -light tati sprinkled with gray and her deep fur seemed to lie in a set ptttern. I can remember now how I used to sit and brush her, dreaming of how happy I should be if my hair would only curl like Dixie'rf. She had a pretty faco, too. She always reminded imc of a coyote because of her pointed, black nose which faded to tan bock toward her ears. There the resemblance ended, though. Her features were soft and her beautiful eycj were so full of feeling. I can still see them looking at me .30 reproachfully after I had rebuked her for some petty offense. And I'll ne"er forget the way she would slink from the room when my piano practice wasn't up to par. Dixie was my best critic! One thing about her still puzzles me. How could she run so fast on such short legs; after all she was 9 years- old. We would race through the yard and before long I would see her light plume of a tail bounding far ahead of me. It always delighted me to watch her streaking in circles around the car when I came home from a weekend trip, so excited was her welcome. She would race up the stairs each 'morning to wake me up. She did a thorough job, too. Complete with washing my face. Now I see her as I last saw her. She was trying to get down from tha operating table and come with me. I saw the fear in those limpid eyes,and pain In every movement Two days later Dixie died. To a reckless automobile driver, she was just dhother dog; to rae she was the prettiest 1'ttle dog in the neighborhood, and my loyal pal. B. B. A Little Bird Told Us 1949 Word has been sliding through from Lois Follet at Skldmore College. She says the ,kids are very friendly and she likes school very much Johnny Wojarowski is off to join the "Fighting Irish," at Notre Dame. Fighting Irish did we say? If you see Doug Lynn coming your way, better keep your mouth shut. We have heard he is at Brown university taking up pre- dental work. The whisper goes eo, that the Smith boys, Ray and Jack, are trying to run Mir. Donovan out of Business, Jock Is taking up \Pharmacy at Waterbury Extension of the University of Connecticut, and Ray is at the New Haven School of Pharmacy. Terry-come-on-Naugy - SulkowsW now cheers the workers at the of- flce in the Industrial Relations Det.ct. U. S, Rubber Co. At night she attends Perry's Business School. Nancy Smith will soon bid farewell to good Old Naugy. She Is heading for Grace Downs Modeling School, New. York, October 27. Next Stop is Paris for Nancy 1 BuWbuba-boo Duane Anderson, bass man of .49 Barber Shop Quartet, i.« now attending North Park Junior College, Illinois. ' Jeanne Honan, former editor of (Garnet Glimpses, now works at the • Library. . Jeannie hopes to Study Library Science at college next year. Hope the boqk worms don't bother you,. Jeanne. The right hand man who gave us much of this material Is a mystery man. He works at Dbnovan's and Is Head Jerk. Guess, who? Right, Steve Owens! Two of Naugy's 'whistle baits are studying "How to cure all patients at St. Mary's 'by smiling!" They are Aurora Ramos and Madeline Zucarelli. • Carolyn Sargent and Marion Boltbn can't leave Naugyjs famous hall5. They are back taking night courses in salesmanship. Jean Campbell and Loij.Barlow have crossed the bridge to go to Bridgdport University. They say the grounds are beautiful. . Naugy's Channel Swimmer, Olive Ratkiewich, was back recently to tell of her wonderful instruction in Cambridge. She's at Dr. Sargent's Physical Education School, not far from Harvard! Junior Aquavia and Joe Tamsey are planning on trying out for the UConn Basketball team. Good !uek to both. 1948 Do you have 'a leaky faucet or need a new heating system? Well let's do jome business with Plumber Harry Schmitz, Jr., . who has started in business with his father. Maryann Swan left this month Ifor the University of Cblorado. When the Colorado wolves get a load of Swan everyone will stop using Ivory. That good things come in little packages is proved true toy Helen Anne Donovan. Gus is captain of Cheerleaders at the College of New Rochelle. 1947 Joe and Vin Healy, Tom Leary, George Schuster, '49, Jack Thurston Tom Freeman and Spec Spadola, '48; have organized a gold mine team at Fordham University. Their squad is named Naugy Nuggets. 1942 Tom Riloy is conducting the November French Club Meeting. The subject will be Canada. Last year he completed a course at La Valle University, Quebec. a namllvn wUsi 1 !LocchHBi I3m Robert Sutherland, an alumnus of Wharton School of Finance, was guest speaker at the BBC during the October assembly. He Is now associated with, his father In the Sutherland Insurance Com- ipany, Naugatuck. Hail, King Football Football appears to have originated in England in the llth Century with a Danish skull a« the first target of the hooter. Certain writers have offered the information that it was played by the Romans under the name of Harpaston a* early as 900 B. C. Others contend that the Greeks of the same era used the word "Follis." No material evidence has been producSS to substantiate these claims. • A>5 time passed trie football changed from a skull to an inflated cowfs Madder. In itluj early stages of the game, men numbering hundreds, met at a spot midway between two towns. The ball was dropped and victory went to the side which could kick the ball d.own the main street of the opposing town. The authorities halted * this random, roving game and the iplayers were commanded to confine their activities to some vacant Held or abandon the sport entirely. This marked the beginning of the standardization of the game. The original rules were somewhat like those governing soccer of today. A point was adored whenever the ball was kicked over the opponent's goal line. However ,any number still couM play. The interest in the new game was so great that Henry II banned it as being detrimental to the practice of archery. So effective was hit order that by the time of his death in 1189, football was little more than a memory. The ban was continued by succeeding rulers for more than 400 years. However, some of the man- nxchs were more tolerant than Henry II, and so the Kame was played occasionally and the basic principles of the Sport passed on from one generation to another. James I in 1608 not only lifted the ban but gave the game his blessing, Football flourished for the next 200 years when goal posts and cross bars came Into being:. Running with the ball was unheard of. until Wli!iam Ellis of Rugby College, chagrined at his failure to kick a bounding ball during- an interclass gs.t*> in 1823, suddenly picked it up and to the startled amazement of the spectators ran down over the goal line. Football, as w e know it was accordingly on its way. The now twist was eagerly adopted by American schools, while the English retained the old style of play. It is common belief that football was first played in America in 1869 between Princeton and Rutgers. However, it was ipaayed in the 1830's both at Talff and Harvard. A Power Game From 1869 there were many changes covering: scoring: and rules, but there were no innovations of a striking nature. It wag strictly a running 1 game based purely on power. In 1906, the forward pass was legalized but rarely used. In 1913 Army had a gap in its schedule and invited Notre Dame, then unknown, to send its squad to West Point Notre Dame accepted. Included in the squad were a quarterback G-us Doraln and two ends, Knute Rockne and Phska. Dorais passing: to Rockne and Pliska, humiliated the heavily favored Army team. Notre Dame's success awakened the coaches to the value of the pasa, now the main weapon of attack on many teams The passing years have added to the stature of football. The single wins, box formation, the "T" and s f lit -T" are terms well known to follower* of the sport It has developed from the kicking of a Danish skull, perhaps half in ven- Sgeance, to the deadly precision of a battle plan Today the game holds millions of Americans enthralled, and gridiron heroes are This year. Naugatuck High I* making a spirited attempt to regain the prestige which was their* H! if^ft 1 - Th * OUtlook i8 »<* dull With boy? who are anxious to give out we look forward to some inspired football before the season ends. ____ at. b. SCOOPS Like all college Freshmen. Lois Follett at Skidmore and Gardner Wood at Middlebury College took Placement Exams. Lois ^^.4 such a superior ratin* in English and French that she was assigned to Sophomore classes In these two subject*. Gardner won a superior rating in^ English and Math FLASH By .the rotational system evolved this_eurrent year, our publications of Garnet Glimpses will be by Individual classes Month class Mtnth October Senior February November Junior March^ December Sophomore April January Freshman May So the Senior Editoriaa SUff bids its readers a hearty a I* manana-tiu Valentine', 'Day | n

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