Tuesday, September 1, 2015

1917-1918 Issue of the "Aroostookan", Student Publication of the Aroostook Central Institute at Mars Hill, Maine


"The Aroostookan", a student publication of the Aroostook Central Institute at Mars Hill, Maine.  The covers are missing, but, from clues inside, it appears that this was an issue from the school year 1917-1918.  The owner of this particular copy was Stanley Taylor, whose handwritten name appears on the first present page.  He was a freshman in the Class of 1921.

The publication measures approximately 9-1/4" by 6", with 47 numbered pages and a few pages of advertising in the front and back each.  An alphabetical list of the surnames and an alphabetical list of names mentioned, together with any interesting information I found on them, appear at the end of this post.


































 Surnames in the Issue

AAllenGGileLLaingRRackliffe
AnnisGilmanLambertRamsay
BBanksGliddenLawrenceRyer [2]
BartleyGrassLeeSSanborn
BeattyGrayLegerSennett
Bell [5]GrewLewisShaw [5]
BennHHallowellLibby [5]Sibley
BlaisdellHerrick [2]LivingstonSmart
BlanchardHersom [2]LongSmith [3]
BoydHitchcockLuceSnow [3]
Briggs [2]HoppinMMagwood [2]Sylvester [2]
Brown [5]HortonMcCrum [4]Syphers
BurnsHothamMcPherson [2]TTapley [4]
CChase [2]Hunter [2]MillerTaylor
ClarkHuntingtonMorton [2]Townsend [2]
Colbath [3]Hussey [2]Mullen [2]Trafford
Collins [2]HutchinsonNNicholsTurner [2]
Cox [2]IIrvine [4]Noble [4]Tweedie [2]
Currie [2]JJonesNoddinVVan Tassel
DDunphy [2]KKiersteadPPalladenoWWebb
DurostKiersteadPalmerWebster
EEnglishKilcollinsParentWhite [3]
Everett [3]Kinney [4]Pierce [5]Wilcox
FFord [4]KitchenPorterWilson
FultonKnox [2]PrebleYYork [8]
KochPrice

Names in the Issue, including Faculty, Students and Alumni   

Note: Given Names within a specific surname might not be in alphabetical order.

A
  • Helen Allen, Class of 1915; living at Bridgewater, Maine
  • Blake Annis, president of the Freshman Class (Class of 1921); gave a piano solo at a social benefiting the Athletic Association on November 16, 1917; author of "My Dream, included in this issue
B
  • Laura Banks, Class of 1915; living at Denver, Colorado
  • Earl Bartley, Class of 1914; working at Westfield, Maine
  • Katherine Beatty, Class of 1912, in evangelistic work
  • Roger Bell, '20
  • O. Bell, '21
  • Nettie Bell, Class of 1914; working at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Beulah Bell, Class of 1916; attending Normal School at Presque Isle, Maine
  • Clarence Bell, Class of 1916; at home at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Pearl Benn, Class of 1916; living at Bangor, Maine
  • Perley Blaisdell, Class of 1915; living at Blaine, Maine
  • Grace Blanchard, Class of 1915; married Mr. Irvine and living at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Olive Boyd, Class of 1914; working at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Idela Briggs, Class of 1913; married Mr. Kinney and living at Centerville, New Brunswick
  • Velma Briggs, Class of 1917; teaching rural school at Blaine, Maine
  • Dawn Brown, vice president of the Freshman Class (Class of 1921)
  • Catherine Brown, '20, article entitled "A Hunting Experience", included in this issue
  • Steven Brown, Class of 1912; U.S. Army; serving at the Base Hospital No. 6, American Expeditionary Forces, France
  • Beulah Brown, Class of 1913; married Mr. Beem and living at Robinson, Maine
  • Gladys Brown, Class of 1917; training for a nurse at Boston, Massachusetts
  • Burns, '21
C
  • Edna Chase
  • Julia Chase
  • Mary Clark, Class of 1916; married Mr. Brown and living at Limestone, Maine
  • Percy Colbath, '19, Athletic Editor; Vice President of A.C.I. Athletic Association; president of the Junior Class (Class of 1919); manager of the basketball team of 1917-18
  • Colbath '19
  • Virginia Colbath, Class of 1917; attending Abbot Seminary in Massachusetts
  • Helen Collins, Class of 1914; teaching rural school at Robinson, Maine
  • Leah Collins, Class of 1917; teaching rural school at Robinson, Maine
  • Avis Cox, secretary of the Junior Class (Class of 1919)
  • Cox, '19
  • Annie Currie, '20, Local Editor; gave a reading at a social to benefit the Athletic Association on November 16, 1917.
  • Currie, '21
D
  • Clara Dunphy, president of the A.C.I. Shorthand Club; sang a solo at a social to benefit the Athletic Association on November 16, 1917.
  • Lila Dunphy, Class of 1913, working in the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Station at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Morley Durost, Class of 1913; attending Bates College at Lewiston, Maine
E
  • Alice English, Class of 1914; at home at Robinson, Maine
  • Olive Everett, '18, Assistant Literary Editor; secretary and treasurer of the Senior Class (Class of 1918)
  • George Everett, Class of 1912; working at Merrill Trust Co., Bangor, Maine
  • Louis Everett, Class of 1917; attending Business College at Bangor, Maine
F
  • Mary Ford, '20, Alumni and Exchange Editor
  • Beatrice Ford, treasurer of the Sophomore Class (Class of 1920)
  • Perley Ford, Class of 1914; working in E. M. Smith's store at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Nettie Ford, Class of 1916; attending Normal School at Presque Isle, Maine
  • Hon. A. J. Fulton; attended the opening of the school's fall term
G
  • Carrie Gile, instructor in French and Latin; photograph
  • Ruby Gilman, Class of 1914; married Mr. Tapley and living at Blaine, Maine
  • Alfa Glidden, Class of 1915; married Mr. Rideout and living at Lewiston, Maine
  • P. Grass, '19
  • B. Gray, '21, article entitled "Trials of an Aviator", included in this issue
  • Hattie Grew, on the A.C.I. Dramatic Club committee; author of "Barbara Dale's Dream", included in this issue.
H
  • George Hallowell, Class of 1914; living at Blaine, Maine
  • Stanley Herrick, Class of 1912; U.S. Army, serving at Fort Preble at Portland, Maine
  • Nathan Herrick, an alumnus serving in the military; "address unknown, information wanted"
  • Hersom, '21
  • Arthur Hersom, Class of 1915; attending the University of Maine at Orono, Maine
  • Dr. Hitchcock, a member of the State Board of Health, visited on November 22, 1917 to examine students for skin disease.
  • Raymond Hoppin, Class of 1915; living at Portland, Maine
  • Eleanor Horton, instructor in History and Mathematics; photograph; coach of girls basketball team
  • Hazel Hotham, Class of 1914; married Mr. Pierce and living at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Ella Hunter, '19, Assistant Editor-in-Chief; vice president of the Junior Class (Class of 1919); author of "The Slacker", included in this issue
  • Hunter, '21
  • Holman Huntington, '21, Artist
  • Maurice Hussey, '19, Business Manager
  • Evelyn Hussey, Class of 1915; married Mr. Reese and living at Blaine, Maine
  • Alta Hutchinson, Class of 1917; at home at Monticello, Maine
I
  • Pearl Irvine, treasurer of A.C.I. Athletic Association
  • Doris Irvine, secretary and treasurer of the Freshman Class (Class of 1921)
  • Irvine, '20
  • Opal Irvine, Class of 1917; attending Business College at Bangor, Maine
J
  • Relland Jones
K
  • Hazen Kierstead, treasurer of the Junior Class (Class of 1919)
  • Kierstead, '19
  • Lizzie Kilcollins, Class of 1915; living at Danforth, Maine
  • Kinney, '20
  • Flossie Kinney, Class of 1914; married Mr. McPherson and living at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Pearl Kinney, Class of 1915; working at Presque Isle, Maine
  • Guy L. Kinney, an alumnus serving with Battery A, 4th Field Artillery, Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Zella Kitchen, Class of 1914; married Mr. White and living at Dexter, Maine
  • Lyman Knox, Class of 1915; living at Perham, Maine
  • Gladys Knox, Class of 1916; teaching rural school at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Rev. C. C. Koch visited the school on November 1, 1917.
L
  • Laing, '20
  • M. B. Lambert, principal and instructor in science; photograph; formerly principal of Mexico High School at Mexico, Maine
  • James Lawrence, Class of 1915; living at Westfield, Maine
  • Lee, '19
  • Isabella Leger, instructor in commercial department; photograph
  • Laura Lewis, Class of 1916; married Mr. McCarty and living at Westfield, Maine
  • Harold Libby, '18, Assistant Business Manager; president of the Senior Class (Class of 1918)
  • Gladys Libby
  • Lloyd Libby, Class of 1915; at home at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Gretchen Libby, Class of 1916; attending Business College at Bangor, Maine
  • Floyd Libby, Class of 1917; at home at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Livingston, '20
  • Clifford Long, an alumnus serving in Company L of the 103d Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces, France
  • Laura Luce, Class of 1915; working at Mars Hill, Maine
M
  • Margaret Magwood, secretary of A. C. I. Athletic Association
  • Rev. William Magwood; offered a prayer at the opening of the school's fall term
  • Florence McCrum
  • Ellen McCrum, Class of 1915; teaching at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Effie McCrum, Class of 1915; living at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Don McCrum, Class of 1915; living at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Flora McPherson, Class of 1914; married Mr. Dunphy and living at Blaine, Maine
  • Frieda McPherson, Class of 1916; working at Mars Hill, Maine
  • W. Miller, '21
  • Laura Morton, Class of 1916; attending Business College at Bangor, Maine
  • George Morton, Class of 1916; working at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Sarah Mullen, Class of 1912; married Mr. Mullen and living at Easton, Maine
  • Birdie Mullen, Class of 1916; living at Easton, Maine
N
  • Margie Nichols, Class of 1913; living at Easton, Maine
  • Everett Noble, vice president of the Senior Class (Class of 1918)
  • Cora Noble
  • Vivian Noble, Class of 1917; teaching rural school at Blaine, Maine
  • Marian Noble, Class of 1917; married Mr. Blanchard and living at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Vila Noddin
P
  • Miss Palladeno; former teacher
  • Palmer, '21
  • Emily Parent of Newport, Maine, transferred to the A.C.I., Class of 1921, on November 14, 1917.
  • Hume Pierce, vice president of the Sophomore Class (Class of 1920)
  • Hon. Howard Pierce; attended the opening of the school's fall term
  • Nettie Pierce, Class of 1913; teaching at Fort Kent, Maine
  • Bessie Pierce, Class of 1914; working in E. M. Smith's store at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Zella Pierce, Class of 1916; married Mr. Knox and living at Washburn, Maine
  • Porter, '20
  • Charles Preble, former principal of Aroostook Central Institute; teaching at Camden High School.
  • Price, '20
R
  • Helen Rackliffe, '18, Literary Editor
  • Ramsay, '21
  • Florence Ryer
  • Stella Ryer, Class of 1916; married Mr. Pond and living at Mars Hill, Maine
S
  • Whitfield Sanborn, Class of 1915; living at Robinson, Maine
  • M. J. Sennett, '18; article entitled "The Ship of Fate", included in this issue.  Presumably Janice Sennett, who was Shots Editor of the "Aroostookan"
  • Pansey Shaw, secretary of the Sophomore Class (Class of 1920)
  • Vida Shaw, Class of 1912; married Mr. Sanborn and living at Robinson, Maine
  • Elva Shaw, Class of 1915; married Mr. Sanborn and living and Robinson, Maine
  • Burrill Shaw, Class of 1916; at home at Mars Hill, Maine
  • George Shaw, an alumnus serving in the 104th U.S. Infantry, 52d Brigade, Division 26, American Expeditionary Forces, France
  • Blanche Crosby Sibley, English teacher to whom this issue is dedicated; photograph
  • Idella Smart, Class of 1912; married Mr. Frost and living at Houlton, Maine
  • William Smith, president of A.C.I. Athletic Association; on the A.C.I. Dramatic Club committee; captain of the basketball team of 1917-18; vice president of the A.C.I. Shorthand Club
  • Smith, '20
  • Beecher Smith, an alumnus serving in Company L of the 103d American Expeditionary Forces, France
  • Hon. S. L. Snow; attended the opening of the school's fall term
  • Miss Goldie Snow of Presque Isle Normal School; visited the school on October 16, 1917.  She was an alumna of the Class of 1917 and was attending Normal School at Presque Isle, Maine
  • Winter Snow, Class of 1912; living at Leon Springs, Texas and serving as a Second Lieutenant
  • Lionel Sylvester, Class of 1912; living at Belfast, Maine
  • Rowe Sylvester, Class of 1916; working at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Dorothy Syphers, Class of 1914; working in the telephone office at Mars Hill, Maine
T
  • Miss Lena Tapley visited school on November 14, 1917.
  • Mildred Tapley
  • Trueman Tapley, Class of 1914; at home at Blaine, Maine
  • Howard Tapley, Class of 1916; living at Robinson, Maine
  • Stanley Taylor, '21; his handwritten name indicates that this was his personal copy of the Aroostakan
  • Stillman Townsend, Class of 1917; at home at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Alton Townsend, an alumnus serving in Company L of the 103d Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces, France
  • Leo Trafford, Class of 1915; living at Robinson, Maine
  • Colby Turner, Class of 1915; living at Wytopitlock, Maine
  • Percy Turner, Class of 1916; working at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Faye Tweedie, Class of 1914; married Mr. Allen and living at Robinson, Maine
  • Nina Tweedie, Class of 1914; married Mr. Mills and teaching rural school at Blaine, Maine
V
  • Annie Van Tassel, Class of 1912; married Mr. Van Tassel and living at Blaine, Maine
W
  • Winnifred Webb, instructor in music; photograph
  • Avis Webster, '18, Editor-in-Chief
  • Meuriel White, on the A.C.I. Dramatic Club committee
  • Mae White
  • Ethel White, Class of 1915; married Mr. Trafford and living at Robinson, Maine
  • Wilcox, '21
  • Henry Wilson, president of the Sophomore Class (Class of 1920)
Y
  • Ralph York, a graduate from the Class of 1914, now in the Navy, visited the school on November 15, 1917.
  • Hazel York
  • Ella York, Class of 1913; at Business College at Portland, Maine
  • Viva York, Class of 1916; at home at Mars Hill, Maine
  • Hortense York, Class of 1917; attending Abbot Seminary in Massachusetts
  • Thomas York, Class of 1917; attending Business College at Portland, Maine
  • Ralph A. York, an alumnus serving at the United States Navy Recruiting Station at Bangor, Maine
  • Walter York, an alumnus serving in Battery F of the 1st Maine Artillery at Camp Greene, Charlotte, North Carolina