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A look back at the 'headline news' from 1935



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October 17, 2007
'Way back when I was in high school, we put out a school paper called the ALMONTE'. I think it was published about every two weeks. I discovered a few copies recently in with my 'stuff.' We were proud of our homemade little paper with its orange construction paper cover and back held together with staples.

Robert Emmons and George Weeker were the cartoonists that decorated the covers. The pages were hand typed on bluish stencil paper called cutting a stencil, then run off on a machine. I think that is correct. Margaret Farley would know. She has a phenomenal memory.

On the cover of the October 4, 1935 issue, Weeker and Emmons have a huge Almont player with a skull and crossbones on his football uniform. He has his arm around a tiny Dryden player. We were to play Dryden at Dryden that afternoon. No lighted football fields with bleachers back then. Dryden and Almont were fierce rivals even as far back as the early '20s when my brother Floyd Park played football.

The staff of our ALMONTE' will be familiar to some and a few of us are still kickin.' They were: Editor—Marion Eldred, Ass't Editor—Elizabeth Tabor, Business Manager—Frank Janos, Exchange Editor—Doris Jean McLaren, Advertising Manager—

Margaret Farley, Humor Editor—Gertrude Park, Sports Editors—Carl Oppenheim and Frank Weyer, Social Editor— Mary Jean Bishop, Miscellaneous—Eleanor Currey, Cartoonists—George Weeker and Robert Emmons,

Sponsor—Miss Taylor.

Our Almont High School Superintendent was Mr. Clyde Schickler who later was Superintendent of Lapeer Schools. The Schickler Elementary School in Lapeer was named in his honor. He wrote an Editorial for that issue called "Our School." He ended it with, "Let's make our goal the finest small town high school in the State of Michigan." He was great, respected us and we respected him.

On the Sports Page, "LAST MINUTE NEWS!!! EXTRA!!! EXTRA!!! "RED" IRVIN BROOKS WAS JUST ELECTED CAPTAIN OF THE 1935 FOOTBALL TEAM. CONGRATULATIONS "RED"!!''

As Humor Editor I submitted a joke that Miss Taylor thought a bit risque but let it pass. Can you imagine it today? I hope you don't blush. Here it is. Coming back from the office where her aunt worked, Marjorie Currey, who had just received her aunt's paycheck, suddenly discovered that she had lost it. She turned and ran back down the street yelling, "I've lost my aunt's pay! I've lost my aunt's pay! I've lost my aunt's pay!" A policeman on a nearby corner came over to her and asked, "My dear lady, are you talking Pig Latin?" Hope I didn't shock you too much.

— Country Cousin

P.S. Shortly after typ- ing this, Margaret called to tell me she and Ruth have moved to Independence Village in Oxford. We reminisced about the ALMONTE'. The machine was called a mimeograph machine.

Gertie is an Almont native and historian. She has been writing a local column for us for over 30 years. You'll enjoy her friendly and colorful style of writing.
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