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The Racquette. (Potsdam, N.Y.) 1927-current, April 02, 1927, Image 1

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% orma (J Published Every Saturday of the School Year by the Students of the State Normal School, Potsdam, N. Y. VOL. I POTSDAM, N. Y., APRIL 2, 1927 NO. 1 VARSITY COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL SEASON Plays 12 Game Schedule Without Defeat—Doubles Points on Opponents in Every Game—Scores More Than 30 Points in Each Game. n> WII i in linniiimiii With the passing- of this 'basketball season goes the most successful bas- ketball team in the history oi the in- stitution. Four of the varsity com- bination have played their last game for the Red and 'Gray. Three of the four have played throughout their three years in school which accounts largely for the remarkable record set in the past two years in which the team has lost but one game and that during last season. The team com- pleted a series of 12 games this season without a single defeat, scoring more than double the number of points of their opponents in each game. while in Potsdam high school and con- tinued through Normal until now as a senior she is the best center to be found in the state. Captain Bergevin \Skeezix is an- other senior whose loss will be greatly misled next year. Playing at for- ward, her greatest contribution lay in the excellent pass work while under the basket. Her leadership was a •constant inspiration to the team and an important factor in its success. Hope Levya, \Hope's\ three year's varsity experience in high school gave her an excellent background and after two years under Coach Maxcy's in- v., « S t ' i * I ; 111 4 \\t * i I I * 1 • • « m n •fc From left to right—French, Havers tock, Buskirk, McCabe, Bergevin, Baltz, Corcoran, Levya, Parr, Eastman and 'Coach Maxcy. Miss Marion Corcoran of Little Falls has been selected as captain of the Normal girls' basket ball squad for next season at a recent meeting at- tended by those who earned letters this past season. Miss Corcoran will be a senior next year. This signal honor comes to her after two years of faithful work on the local court. Although she had some training in high school basketball competition she is essentially a pro- duet 'Of Coach Maxcy's coaching sys- tem where she has been developed into one of the fastest forwards in the squad. Those to receive their letters in basketball this season are: Frances McCabe. Margaret Parr, Agnes Bus- kirk, Hope Levya, Ellen Bergevin, (retiring captain), Marion Haver- stock, Irene French, Beryl Eastman anl Pearl Baltz. The basketball season began in Oct- ober with the organizing of class teams to participate ini the interclass tournament. Backed by two weeks of hard practice, excellent coaching, loyal classmates and a spirit overflowing with enthusiasm, the tournament was staged during' the first two weeks of November. After a hard struggle the senior class won the tournament. This victory made them class champ- ions for the second time in two years, the same class as juniors having won the tournament of '25-'26. Varsity practice began about the middle of November. Several weeks of long hard work followed. Each night saw from fifteen to twenty girls on the gymnasium floor for an hour or two of coaching. Coach Maxcy put his hope fop a New York State champ- ionship team in the following girls: Captain Ellen Bergevin, Hope Levya, Margaret Parr, Agnes Buskirk, and Frances McCabe. Parr stared her basketball career structions, her guarding game was perfect. Agnes Buskirk, \Saint Ag- nes,\ starred as a guard for four years in high school varsity contests. The work of the guards during the season was one of the outstanding fea- tures of every game. The two varsity guards allowed .a total of 19 points in the 12 games played. Frances McCabe, \Micky\, the only freshman on the varsity team brought with her three year's experience on the varsity of Malone. Statistics for the season show the freshman 1 marvel to be the leading scorer and one of the best offensive players of the squad. The reserve material was composed of Irene French, Marion Corcoran, Zelda Havertock, Beryl Eastman, Pearl Baltz, Louise Culligan and Mur- eal Lalone. This squad piayed in many of the varsity contests and gives promise of developing into a strong team for next season. The freshman squad was another important \factor in developing the varsity. Three outside games were arranged for them and victories scored in each case. The members of the squad were, Amy 'Covell, Dorothy Bell, Grace Page, Ida Van Allstine, Isabell Hymers and Grace Kelsey. The first victory of the season was scored on December 18, when the team journeyed to Watertown and defeated the fast Trinity House team by a score of 34-13. Early in January a two game trip to Watertown and Oswego gave the varsity its next contests. Little difficulty was experienced with either team so they easily annexed two more victories The Watertown high school was defeated by the score of 31-8 while Oswego Normal suffered a similar fate by the score of 35-12. Watertown high schol and Oswego Normal were the next opponents in return games at Potsdam. The visit- ors showed little improvement, the (Continued On Page 2) 11 THE SCHOOL HSIIE ALL GROUPS ARE ON MONDAY NIGHTS ACTIVE Since the organization of this com- mittee, the topic most discussed has been concerned with the working out of a budget system whereby the funds of all school organization would be under one head. Each meeting has seen the consideration of some of the special problems involved, until grad- ually each phase was seen from all sides and a definite decision secured. \t the meeting of the committee last Monday night, five recommendations were decided upon which are suffic- iently clear to warrant sending them to the student council and the faculty for their approval. The proposal asks that the Finance committee be given the right to ap- point by joint consent of the chairman of the student group and the chair- man of the faculty group, a treasurer whcse duty should be as outlined be- low. 1. To see that reports embodying the J-cunts and expenditures of all school organizations are made regular\ Iv to the committee. 2. To keep separate records for the .unds and expenses of, the athletic as- ociatlon. yearbook, weekly publiea- ion, lecture- course, popular dance moneys and of any other money be- longing to the general student body. O \\-.1 1 .,-,,, under bend. 4. -\11 checks must be counter- signed. \). To have on hand at each meet ing of the finale committee \the books and financial records for refer- ence purposes. 6. The treasurer to appoint a mem- ber of the finance committee to act is assistant book-keeper. Athletic Committee Plans for the girls basketball ban- quet to be held at the Arlington Inn on Thursday evening April 7, at 6:? ri and the awarding of letters and num- erals were principal matters consider- ed by the athletic committee. Miss Ethel Bush has had charge of the ban- juet plans and announced that ar- rangements were now complete for the banquet. The squad and members of the faculty are to be guests of honor. Coach John W. Maxcy made the fol- lowing recommendations for the priv- ilege of wearing the \N\ as a result of the recent basketball season. Cap- tain Ellen Bergevin, Margaret Parr, (Contnued On Page 4) CLUB MAY TAKE TRIP. Go'nisiider Presenting \Gy'psy Traii' In Nearby Towns. Discussion in regard to a proposed trip for the cast of the \Gypsy Trail\ out of town, took place at the weekly meeting of the Dramatic Club last Thursday night. Plans for carrying out the project were made and are now awaiting Dr. Congdon's approval. Chairmen of the different committees were named and Edward Roach and Milfred Burnham offered to get in- formation concerning the possibility of going to some of the surrounding communities with the play. It was sug- gested that the cast might exchange plai/s with Plattsburgh Normal School, though no action was taken on this suggestion, further consider- ation being left for a later meeting. Miss Rose is director of the play and Miss Vera Spade is to act as assistant director. A. Hi MEETI YEARBOOK STAFF ANNOUNCE . WORK NEARING END Pioneer to be New Name.—A Few Individual Pictures Holding Up Progress.—Seniors and Faculty Mem- bers Delinquent. Work on the yearbook to be publish- ed at the Normal school within a few weeks is progressing rapidly and gives every indication that it will be possible to place the manuscript in the hands of the printer at least two weeks earlier than has been the cus- tom in former years. At present the editors have nearly all their work turned in and the work of typewriting the copy material is now in progress. A number of in- dividual pictures still remain to be secured from the seniors and the fac- ulty. When these are in the work of the photograph editor will be prac- tically complete. The art editor and her associates have just prepared a new cover de- sign which will give the book a most attractive appearance. The book will be bound in red imitation leather in keeping with the cover design. The executive board decided upon a new name for the yearbook under which it will be published for the first time this year. The name chosen is the \Pioneer\ and is intended to have a deep historical background from which to draw material for future publications. ILO GOTI SS PHIZE IliCT API 5 THIRTY DOLLARS IS OFFERED IN PRIZES IN TWO CLASSES DISCUSS PLANS FOR ANNUAL DRIVE FOR MAY i The Silver Bay Y. W. C. A. drive I'. as begun. A committee to foi'mu- jte p.-_ns was chosen at the meeting .Vlondr.i, night, March 28, after dis- .•jsslon as to profitable ways of rais- -lg lUliriC,-. . i lit* HUUm.l-tvJ i;o:: t .^ i.f the Misses Marion Grerm, Berniee T'.i 'er, Jane Reynolds and Helen Hurl- .u:t. Seme of the sugge-stel v/ays .-.•:'3 a tea dance, a tag day, a tea,] .ih'iiir.i subscription and a breakfast in the corridor. This last item was j discussed as to the advisability of :!r.king it an annual event. At the next meeting of the Y. W. C. A. on Monday evening, the Chinese question will be an- alyzed and such topics as \Confu- cianism in China\; China's 2500 Years of Literature\? '\Chinese Language Old and New\; 'The Place of Chris- tianity in China\ and 'Revealing the New China\ are expected to be dis- cussed. It is hoped that these will help to establish a background which will give a clearer and more just in- sight to the present situation in the Orient. Western invasion in China has forced on her a tariff which was not fixed by her government; gr.en pro- tection to foreigners; and controlled railway and mining zones. It is well to look at the question from all angles. The Stanley A. Gotham oratorical contest will be held in the Normal auditorium Tuesday evening, April 5, at 8 o'clock. This contest, which is an annual event, is sponsored by Mr. Gotham with the hope that it will stimulate endeavor and interest in oratory for both the students of the Normal and the senior high school. The prizes are divided between the boys and g-irls. The first prize for the girls is $10 in gold and the sec- ond $5 in gold. The prizes for the boys arc divided into equal amounts and presented on the same bfsis. The judges for this year's contest will b e Miss Anna P. Draime of the Normal Faculty. R.v. Howard John- son of the Fitst Baptist chudch, and Lynn Merrill of the Clarkson College faculty The program will also in- clude several musical numbers by Miss Angeline Kelley anl Miss 01- v.-ev Jones of the Crane department of music at the Normal and Miss Svea Norgren, a student in the senior high school. The interest in the contest has in- creased from year so year as evidenc- ed by the constantly increasing atten- dance. The following program will be pre- sented : violin ,-MH'i, \rue Hemming xiiia', by Fumz Drdla, Svea Norgren. \Th? Heart of Old Hickory\ by Wil- liam Dmmogoole. Louise Theobold '•Spanish Waters\ by John Mase- liekl, Winston Reed. \Jean Valjean and the Bishop, by Victor Hugo, Edna Clark. \Old Mother Goose\ by Phelps, Ellen Radigan. \Scepticism the Great Obstacle to Prog-ess\ original, Marie Lehn. \The Decline and Fall of the British Empire\ anonymous, Donald Fields, Vocal Solos (a) \My Lovely Celia\ by Lane Wilson; (b) \The Y T ears at the Spring\ by Mrs. H. A. Beach; Angeline Kelley. \Balcony Scene from Romeo and Joliet\ by Shakespeare, Anna Lagona. \Afternoon Tea\ by Robert Service, Fay Bulles. \Old Flag\ by Hubbard Parker, Leonard C. Russell. \Americanism\ by Theodore Roose- velt, Richard D. Van Camp. \Kentucky Belle\ by Constance Woolson. Doris Jardine. \The Wedding\ from \Mary Cary\ by Kate Langley Coshers, Ruth Bix- by. \Jane\ from \Seventeen\ by Booth Tarkinte-n, Mildred Vandewater, \Exhibition Day at Slabville\ anonymous, Ruth Belgard. Piano Solo, \Witches Dance\ by MacDowell Oliven Jones. Announcement of awards. CALENDAR. Monday—Student Council 4:30. Edi- tirial Staff meeting 8:15 a. m. Room 211. Y. W. C. A. meeting at 7:30. Tuesday—Gotham Prize Speaking' Contest Business Staff meeting 8:15 a. m., Room 211. Thursday—Girls Basketball ban- quet. Dramatic club meets at 7:15. Micora Art Society, 7:30. Note—Organizations wishing noti- ces in this spi-.ee should have an- nouncement in hands of editor by- Friday morning, 9 o'clock H

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