Abington High School - Abhis Yearbook (Abington, MA)

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'-I - .5- Q 1 Copy No. 2 in- . and setundsr the four 1umn cut, at the bottom of the column. Tweetervile, 0 QSpecia1 to R 8a RJ May 17, 1955 ' By Col. Knew Somstall sun-nys. s ls an interested re a little factual history e nm, cmokeq ma which served these here parts faithfully but slowly formany sad. years until 'it's IWW demise back in the 30s. It served. our communities and 't tread and creeped where even mountain . + r fftfns A elif 4e rights-of-wer 'Jas I s5.g1dt to behoid--nothing like it anywhere in the world. THE ABHIS 15 ABOUT CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAUS If someone were to stop you on the street and ask, "Do you believe in Santa Claus?" you would probably do one of two things: drop dead from surprise or just stand and gape at whoever was fool enough to ask such an absurd question. My answer would simply be, "Yes, I do believe in Santa Claus," for without believing in this immor- tal old man there just wouldn't be any Christmas as we know it. CAROL OUELLETFB, '51 The Kind of Christmas I Should Like to Have I should like a nice white Christmas with a beau- tiful Christmas tree decorated 'with lights, some colored bulbs, and candy canes hanging from the green hemlock boughs. g I should like to find a lot of presents under the tree, including checkers, a baseball glove, ice skates, a toboggan and an electric guitar. I should like a big turkey dinner with stuffing and gravy and a big bowl of fruit. I should like to help Santa Claus the night before Christmas as he delivers many toys and fills stock- ings by the fireplace with candy and fruit. I should also like to help him wrap presents for poor orphans who have poor Chrisrmases. I wish I had a shop in which to make toys that I could give to poor crippled or homeless children who have never known a Christmas or Santa Claus. I would like to make every poor child in the world happy. That's the kind of Christmas I should like to have. CARROLL MAY, '55 WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME To me Christmas is a day of joy and happiness. It is the day when we are rewarded with thanks for all our pains in selecting and wrapping gifts. It is the day when we all go to church to thank God in our way for His blessing. Christmas is a day of peace and love. On this day one forgets intolerance, hatred, and war. One wishes everybody he meets a Merry Christmas. He forgets the recent arguments with his neighbors. All he remembers are the good things about him. Christmas means a'tree all decorated in tinsel and beautiful lights. It means little children writ- ing letters to Santa Claus. It means putting pres- ents under the tree on Christmas Eve and waking up very early the next day to open them. KATHERINE EDSON, '51 The Kind of Christmas I Should Like to Have I should like to have the kind of Christmas for the whole world that as far as I can remember has never been. I should like to have the world as nearly completely peaceful as possible with no countries occupied by any other people as a mili- tary movement. I should like all the fellows and girls who are now in the services to be at home so that everyone in the world could enjoy a real old-fashioned Christmas. Instead of having everyone in the country sending presents to their loved in far-off countries, I would have them all sitting around the Christmas tree enjoying what the little children and they themselves were doing. h Perhaps this is a lot of dreaming on my part, but it surely would be the perfect Christmas for every- one. JANET HUNTER, '51 MY HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS One day before Christmas when I was about five years of age, I went to Boston to see Santa Claus. I wasn't sure about himg that is, I didn't believe in him. My mother bought the tickets and we went in. There were hundreds of children in the store. When I got up to the place where Santa was, I told him what I wanted, but a little thing hap- pened. I took a pull at a part of his whiskers. That was the end of me and my visits to Boston for a little while. MARK LYDON, '55 The Kind of Christmas I Should Like to Have I should like to have Christmas this year a happy one for everyone, with snow and plenty to Cat and presents for everyone, and a big bright tree in every home. I should like to have everyone in my family gather at my house and all go to church, then return to my house and sing Christmas carols. Then the elders would put the younger children to bed and let them dream about what they would like Santa to bring them. After the children had gone to bed the older folks would wrap presents and get the tree ready and prepare the turkey for the next day. I would like to have one of the older men dress as Santa and distribute the gifts. The best present in all the earth would be to have the war stop and have all the boys return home and have this world a peaceful, loving one. BETTY MCKENNA, '51 inc f , 14 THE ABHIS WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME When I think of Christmas I first think of peace. "Peace on earth, good will towardimenf' This Christmas I would like to see the world at peace. I would like to see the snow cover the world like a thin blanket and hear church bells ring in the distance. This Christmas everybody should kneel down and prayg pray for the men now fighting in Korea and the men now confined in hospitals throughout the world. Let us not forget the boys and men who died so that we might live and be happy. PAUL D'AMATO, '51 CHRISTMAS 1950 Christmas is rapidly approaching, but I fear it will not be the Christmas we have been dreaming about. Everywhere about us I can see the forced smiles of people who are anxiously awaiting a word from their sweethearts, husbands, and sons. They are constantly whispering a silent prayer that these boys may be returned home safely to them. Soon gay red and green decorations will be in every store window, street corner, and home. Snow will be floating down from the sky and mothers will be whispering to their children about that fat, jolly-faced fellow known as Santa Claus. Despite these outward signs of gaiety, hearts are heavy and people continue their everyday responsi- bilities with increasing depression. I pray that our God above will bless all these people, give them faith to carry on their duties with easier hearts, and give them a new outlook on life. I pray that all the boys fighting overseas to pre- serve our democracy may he returned to us so that they will never again miss Christmas at home with their families and friends. SHIRLEY PRATT, '51 The Kind of Christmas I Should Like to Have I should like to have a Christmas where every- one could have a line dinner and warm clothing. We do not usually think these things important because most of us already have warm clothes and very likely we shall all have a splendid Christmas dinner. I am not thinking of us 'lucky Ameri- cans" at this time. I am thinking of the people in Germany, Russia and Poland, and many other for- eign countries, who are starving and freezing. If they could all have a fine dinner and warm clothes the world would be happier. I would rather see them having food and clothing than to get the things I have looked forward to for Christmas. HARRIET LEARNED, '55 MY HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS The happiest Christmas I have had came when I was four years old. I got a cart from my grandmother. I can just barely remember when my father used to pull me around in it. I had it until two or three years ago when two of my mischievous brothers got hold of it and wrecked it. The other thing that I got that year and liked very much was a doll carriage. I played with it all the time when I was not eating or sleeping. PATRICIA DoNovAN, '55 THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT The greatest of all Christmas presents would be peace on earth and friendliness toward one's fellow men. This present would be given by all and re- ceived by all. The millions of people who are suiering daily under Communistic oppression would be free to follow whatever creed they liked. The Korean sit- uation would end and so would the slaughtering of thousands of soldiers on both sides. Hundreds of thousands of children would be warm and well fed, and sheltered. Dictators would vanish from the face of the earth and each country would be run democratically with equal rights for everybody. Atomic energy would benefit, rather than harm mankind. Yes, if I had my way peace on earth would be the greatest Christmas present. JAMES KELLBY, '51 WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME To me Christmas is a time of joy and general rejoicing. Christmas is the time when man should love man, because of the love he has for Christ who was born on this day. just as when on the birthday of some close friend or relative we show our love for this person, so should we show our love for God by loving our fellow men. Many people think that Christmas is for little children only. This is only natural because on Christmas Santa Claus comes with presents for all the good little boys and girls. It is only natural that little children should take without giving, but where else can a mature person find so much joy as when giving a gift to a loved one, rather than receiving one? . ' . To me, the love of man for man and God, the warmth in the heart from giving, the sight of happy smiling faces before the Christmas tree, are the things that make Christmas. ' JOHN JOHNSON, '51 .,,.?. THE ABHIS 15 POETRY My Wish If I could have a pot of gold, Mine to have and mine to hold. I'd swap the gold for just one thing- Not to fly, to swim, or singg But that all the boys across the sea Would again come home And our world be free. BARBARA RICHARDS, '53 The Gift 'Way in the past on a clear frosty night There appeared to some shepherds a wond'rous sight: T'was a beautiful star much larger than all And it rested and shone o'er a Bethlehem stall. Then some angels appeared quite near And bade the shepherds have no fear But follow the star so brightly gleaming And lo! beneath it find their new king. When to that distant stall they went They found there three kings from the And in the soft, sweet smelling hay The little baby jesus lay- Orient A blessed gift whom God had sent To help His dear people to repent And to realize what the world could be If everyone would live as He. MARTHA CRANE, '51 Thoughts At night When winds are quiet And stars are twinkling rays of light, When frogs and crickets are softly chirping, And all the world seems at easeg I think of God and Love. At night When winds are howling, And heavy fog has shut from view the starry heaven, When creatures great and small have ceased their talking, And all the world seems torn by storm, I am secure in thoughts of God and Love. SHIRLEY PRATT, '51 Christmas This is the season when the purest snow Falls from the heavens to the earth below, Turning the countryside into a fairyplace Of magical forms and silver lace. This is the season when Christmas bells ring Out their songs of the new born King, Who showed the way to the people of old, That they might find joy and love untold. Now is the time when we all must heed The teachings of Jesus and His plea That we should love our fellowmen That we may have peace on this earth again. 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XXX DECEMBER, 1950 No 1 The ABHIS is published twice a year by the smdents of Abington High School, at 75 cents a copy for the December issue and 31.50 for the june issue. Advertising rates may be had upon request to the Business Manager Subscriptions may be sent to the Business Manager. ABHIS STAFF 1950- 1951 Editor-in-Chief Literary Editor Business Manager Literary Staff Assistants Audrey Reynolds Claire Devlin Margaret Howe ' Ann Kempster Business Staff Assistants Shirley Pratt Carol Ouellette William Crook Barbara Jones - Literary and Business: Typing: Arr: Nancy Slayter Art George Cullinane Typists Janet Hunter Faculty Advisers Martha Crane Marjorie Kristiansen Kathleen Reardon Charles Nesbitt Joanne Reynolds Patricia Benson Janet Hultrnan John johnson Michael Sanna Bertha Ransom Helen Andrews Miss Annie Chadbourne Mrs. Carolyn Ferguson Mrs. Fanna Ashworth TABLE OF CONTENTS STAFF .,............ .........,..,,...........,...........,,..,.,..,........,..... EDITORIALS ............ LITERARY ....,.t,............... ABOUT CHRISTMAS .s..., POETRY ..........t.,....,......,..,,....,. SENIOR COMMENTARIES ...... A.H.S. DIARY .,,......,......t.... ALUMNI ....,,,...... SPORTS ................. SCHOOL NEWS ,.t..... DEDICATION To all Abington High School alumni now enrolled in the armed services of their country the ABHIS t ' ' ' s af gratefully dedmztes this issue of its magazine. THE ABHIS 5 EDITORIALS THE CRUSADE FOR FREEDOM "I believe in the sacredness and ,dignity of the individual. I believe that all men derive the right of freedom equally from God. I pledge to resist aggression and tyranny wherever they appear on earth." This is in part the pledge of the millions of people in the world who have recently signed the Freedom Scrolls, the pledge of free people every- where who are praying daily that sometime, some- how, in the future the world may live in peace. From Labor Day until U. N. Day on October 24 the Freedom Crusade was carried on. The theme of the Crusade was truth. Thousands of people who signed the scrolls backed up their signature with a voluntary contribution. With the money collected several new radio stations will be operated, in the western sector of Berlin, day and night, broadcast- ing the truth to the enslaved people of the world. This is an effort to stab the armor of the Iron Cur- tain, an effort to win the war of propaganda being fought at this time. It is true that not all of these broadcasts will get through, but we know that a large part of the information, folk music, and hope will reach the communist people. On October 24, U. N. Day, the Freedom Bell, weighing ten tons and standing eight feet tall, was presented to the mayor of Berlin. It is a symbol of democracy's War against communism, a symbol of our fight between the Big Truth of democracy and the Big Lie of communism. Enshrined beneath the bell are the thousands of scrolls bearing our signaniresg the hope of free people everywhere. No words more fitting could be inscribed on the bell than those of a great American who stood for freedom-Abraham Lincoln, "That this world, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom." As Christmas time draws near each of us thinks more deeply of the love, peace, and purity for which our Savior stood. We who live in a free country should learn to think more of our free- domg to realize that in order to gain world peace each individual must strive to overcome his preju- dices and petty dislikes. Above all, we must guard and hold high the ideals of our country, America, the land with a promise. Thomas Wolfe writes, "So then to every man his chance, to every man, regardless of his birth, his shining golden opportunity - to every man the right to live, to work, to be himself, and to become whatever thing his manhood and vision can com- bine to make him-this, seeker, is the promise of America." It is for us, especially the youth of the rising generation, to make this the promise of the world, not of America alone. May we accept the Freedom Crusade as a challenge and go forward, continually putting aside evil and lies for those things which are right and just, that some day our world may live in peace and security. MARTHA CRANE, '51 SHALL THERE BE WORLD WAR III? Today the whole world is beginning to wonder whether or not there is going to be a third world war. Everyone hopes that there will never be one, but the situation in Korea leads people to do se- rious thinking about it. It is a question of whether we should let the Russians start a real war, or put her out of circula- tion before she has a chance to get started. Many people think we should bomb Russia and put her leaders out of the war before she gets started. The Democratic way of thinking is to let the other per- son strike Hrst, which most people believe we should not do. We also have the problem of the Chinese Com- munists. They could strike at any one of several placesg for example, Burma, Siam, or Indo-China. It would be quite easy for them to overrun these countries if they could get a start because the coun- tries ate so backward in their machinery and their modes of living. These countries also have rubber, oil, tin, iron, and gold, as well as enormous export crops which the Communists in China desperately need for barter with the enemy world. Altogether, possession of Southeast Asia would give them food, industrial materials, and a source of dollar ex- change through exports. If we are to keep' Chinese Communists and Rus- sia from starting another war, we shall have to show them that we mean business, instead of send- ing polite little notes, telling them to stop lighting, which they utterly disregard. The main idea of Russia is to start little revolu- tions around the borders of China and Russia, therefore getting our troops over there to try to stop them and thus draining our country of its military power and leaving it exposed to Russian attack. That is why the United Nations takes weeks arguing about sending the troops, to make sure that they really need them. It will take a great amount of time and work be- fore we shall be able to convince the Russian people that they are in the wrong, but we all hope that with the leadership of the United Nations' Coun- cil we shall be able to turn their attention to more constructive things than war. MARLENE RANSOM, '53 4 THE ABHIS A THOUGHT As Christmas is not far away, it is fitting that we say a few words here, concerning the most impor- tant day of the year. Christmas is the day set aside each year in commemoration of the birth of our Lord. It should be observed in a manner befitting such an occasion. During these days of Com- munistic aggression much importance rests upon our own ideas concerning Democracy and this gen- eration's attitude toward Christian principles. Sev- eral foreign nations have erased both jewish and Christian doctrines from the minds of their youth. As a result we are again engaged in conflict with another people. Here, in America, we have the opportunity to follow the teachings of our churches, homes, and schools. We should make a serious effort to uphold and make secure these beliefs which are renewed in our faith at this time each year. Each one of us should strive to catch the true Christmas spirit, the spirit of love. If we, as the leaders of tomorrow, maintain these ideals, the world-wide merry Christ- mas of our dream will some day become a reality. MARJORIB KRISTIANSBN, '51 EDUCATION IN AMERICA Few students at any school in America under- stand the full meaning of education. As defined in Webster's Dictionary, education is the act or process of educating. It is also defined as a science dealing with the principles and practise of teaching and learning. James McNary once said, "Education is a thing that will follow me through all the years of my life, yet now is the time for me to learn." Most students go to school because they have to and not because they should. The young people who do not have at least a high school education find it ditiicult to obtain jobs in which there is a promise of a higher position. Most jobs require a college education and some a degree in the field which the candidate wishes to enter. Education is not an activity. It is a must for every human being on this earth. Without it one would not be as successful as he could be with it. An education is the essential thing in life and one cannot risk being without it.' That is why it is nec- essary for everyone to have at least a high school education. MARGARET Hows, '51 IN APPRECIATION Often there comes to my mind a comparison of advantages I have over those had by other youths in other countries as well as in other places in my own United States. just now I am thinking par- ticularly of my school. What do I appreciate about Abington High School? Not long ago I listened to Salom Rizk as he told of his life in Syria. He said that for a school in his village there was a small charred one-room shack, a leftover of the former school building after the savages of World War I. In his village school there was only one class, but he considered the children who attended this school to be highly privileged. He did not himself have this privilege, because he could not afford twenty cents a month for school. The conditions of schools in many places in Eu- rope today is worse than those which this speaker described. Often it is not a one-room school but no school whatsoever. The only way the children in some sections of Europe have of learning is by what they can acquire themselves. In America the youth take for granted the privi- lege of attending school. Today many young people regard school as an obligation rather than a privilege. When I think seriously of school, I begin to realize this wonderful opportunity which is mine for the taking. As I look over Abington High from the front I see the green grass, the freshly trimmed hedge, the smooth, clean walks, the beautiful architecture, the general construction of the red brick building, the tall flag pole flying the American flag, the flag of freedom, and behind it the symbol of freedom, the school. On the inside the outlook is bright. The clean corridors, the offices, the classrooms, the practical arts room, the science rooms, the cafeteria, the beautiful auditorium, and other facilities demon- strate the best in educational advantages. In the rear of the school are our track and foot- ball field, baseball diamond, and tennis courts for the purpose of developing the student physically as well as mentally. All these advantages exceed not only those in many schools in other countries but those in many schools in our own locality. There is also in Abington High a respect for teachers. Students do not fear teachers. The rela- tionship between student and teachers is very in- formal, teachers are friends who are doing their utmost to train us to become better world citizens. If each of us sat down and thought it over and took all the wonderful features into consideration, he would smile when thinking of our school. He would realize that in this glorious land of ours "God has shed His grace on us." WILLIAM Cnoox, '51 THE ABHIS 5 LITERARY AFRICA! LAND OF MYSTERY AND ADVENTURE It is a damp, humid day in midsummer. You, a member of the safari of james A. Cahill, the well known adventurer and explorer, are trudging deep into the heart of the sweltering jungles of the Dark Continent, exotic equatorial Africa. As the result of the jumbled reports of a number of frightened natives, you, an African agent for the Chicago Zoo, in co-operation with Cahill, are stalking that most ferocious of jungle beasts, a crazed gorilla, It is near noon of the fifth day of the expedition, which has reached the point where the incessant routine marching will cease and the safari will make preparations to accomplish the purpose of the trek. The native bearers hurriedly pitch camp in a fairly large clearing, like a wide shallow cup, and within an hour and a half you are tramping off into the jungle, with several strong blacks, all equipped with picks, shovels, and the like. Some distance from camp you find a suitable location and set about the procedure of digging a great hollow pit. The broiling sun, high in the eastern sky, is a branding-iron, burning intensely down with all its barbaric force upon the hapless party of workers toiling furiously in the noonday heat. The white wide-brimmed Panama hat you wear is little, if any protection at all, from this ball of flame which is beating mercilessly down upon the murky swamps and remote tropics of the Belgian Congo. Your scorched sun-leathered face is moist with dripping perspiration. The long hours drag lazily by, the heat increasing with each hour and becom- ing extremely unbearable. Fatigued, you pause mo- mentarily to rest and watch, with unseeing eyes, the negroes as they labor relentlessly in seemingly effortless movements, their ebony black bodies pol- ished in sweat to a jet-like sheen and their muscles rippling and their sinews straining to the task. You slave in the boiling sun throughout all that afternoon, the dark jungle growth like a choking wall all around you, literally steaming. Shortly be- fore sundown a pit of great depth is completed, the sides of which are leveled to an icy smoothness with a relatively new hardening compound to in- sure the safe imprisonment of the gorilla while in captivity. Witli the natives' assistance you conceal the opening of the pit with a quantity of dry tam- bouki grass and underbrush suitable in appearance to the locality, and with a few minor additions on the following day it will be in readiness for the hunt. It is after dusk when you wearily plod through the grey-green gloom into camp, exhausted, bitten by flies and a thousand voracious breeds of insects, and your disheveled hair a snarled nest for crawly vermin. You retire immediately to your tent, too fatigued to eat, your thin cotton shirt, which is drenched with oozy sweat, perfumed by an ex- tremely repulsive odor. You bathe yourself rapidly, recline leisurely on your cot, and relax to the low, weird and somewhat languorous chant of the native bearers and to the soft tempold shufiling of their feet as they writhe and sway to the pulsing rhyth- mic throbbing of the drums. This ritual continues far into the night and you lie there within your tent in silent but anxious anticipation of the mor- row's activities. Gradually you drift off into a deep slumber, incurred by the perpetual whirring, Whistling, wheezing, buzzing, and peeping of bats, insects, and other minute jungle creatures. You arise before sunrise the following morning to find no one stirring in camp and indulge in a light but ample breakfast. Because you have noth- ing of great importance to accomplish at the time, you decide that a brisk stroll through the nearby jungle would be highly refreshing and that you would gain an opportunity to view at close range a few of the many strange and weird inhabitants of this beautiful, mysterious continent and to study their habits. As you make your way over knotted clumps of dwarfed brush and through the intricate mesh of greenery, the sun, in all its golden splendor, rises above the boundless veldts and jungles of Af- rica's remote interior, a glittering contrast to the background of pale blue sky. Tangled interwoven vines criss-cross the heavens above into a tangled canopy through which the brilliant rays of the sun pierce, forming a sort of lattice-work pattern on the jungle floor. The jungle is now reverberating with the chattering of monkeys and the clamorous caw- 6 THE ABHIS ing and screaming of macaws, parrakeets, and countless other boisterous members of the animal kingdom, -the cries of which are echoing and re- echoing through the impenetrable thickets of this desolate wilderness. As you are about to return to the clearing, the usual tropical noises are abruptly stilled by the agonized, shrill, almost inhuman shriek of some terrified creature, which gradually tapers off into a chortled gurgle! A tense unbearable silence fol- lows. Suddenly there is a crackling and crashing from within the underbrush and through the mat- ted green foliage and entangled growth appears the massive head and powerfully molded shoulders of a huge gorilla! It emerges slowly from the snarled mass of vegetation, and as you stand there motionless in your tracks and gripped by a paralyz- ing fear, you distinguish the ugly features and gro- tesque crinkled countenance of the enormous hairy monster, not fifty yards distant. One great bloody paw tightly clutches the horrible, sickening re- mains of a human arm, evidently wrenched brutally from the socket of its recent owner. The explana- tion is now all too simple. An unfortunate native bearer must have unknowingly antagonized the beast in some manner so as to achieve such fatal results. As the animal, apparently insane with an- ger, advances with murderous intent, you overcome your horror and break out into a frenzied run for camp. The gorilla rises to its full height, and as it expands its mighty chest, the jungle resounds with a ferocious thundering roar that strikes terror into the hearts of all within hearing distance. Then the hairy beast, its tortured mind maddened by your intrusion on the scene, charges after you. You are now running the most important race of your ca- reer, a frantic dash for life! Presently you remem- ber the pit! If you can reach the pit before that insane monster reaches you, perhaps you can win this desperate race. For a brief instant you halt, turn, and rush into the jungle, at a right angle to the direction of camp. As you stumble blindly through the jungle thick- ets, tripping constantly over concealed vines, horri- fied, you hear the crashing and crunching of mighty feet on the growth behind you, signifying the steady gain of that clumsy monster, surprisingly agile for his great magnitude. The seconds appear as minutes, the minutes as hours. You cannot keep this up much longer! Could you have misjudged the position of the pit? Suddenly an uncontrollable panic seizes you, a sharp pain stabs you in the small of the back. You are about to surrender to a horrible fate when mi- raculously the pit looms ominously into view and with renewed effort you cover the remaining yard- age to your objective, clearing the pit with a final burst of strength, the feared gorilla grunting sadis- tically, not more than twenty feet behind. Almost instantaneously the beast plunges through the con- cealing underbrush and with a rumbling crash plunges, howling, to the depths of the pit! The gorilla is captured. You are safe! WILLIAM GRooM, '53 THE ARTIST First of all, let me tell you that Chris was an artist who could draw almost anything that anyone might ask her to draw. Inspired by her admiration for anything beautiful, her artistic hands moved like wildfire over canvas. Chris had always dawdled on her school papers instead of doing the regular work and sometimes had not done very well in her subjects. It all happened right after Christmas when her mother gave her that beautiful art set, complete with special pens, paper and other seemingly end- less articles. On the first day of school after Christmas vaca- tion Christine's mother said she would have to go shopping and did not know when she would be back. Chris skipped back to school and boasted to her chums about her new art set. She had an unusually successful day in her studies and had just turned the corner onto the street leading up to her house, when, suddenly, disturbing her beautiful dreams, came the sound of a siren! The thought struck her -a lire engine! Chris did not think much more about the subject until the red truck also turned the corner, going in her direction. She smelled smoke! She watched with eager eyesg then suddenly the truck screeched to a stop! Men began yelling for hoses and ladders, running frantically about. Finally Chris came to her senses. Her house! They had stopped at her house! Before she knew what she was doing, she found be THE ABHIS 7 herself running as fast as her nimble feet could carry her. She reached the front lawn, stumbled over hoses and under ladders and dashed to the door. The key! Where was the key? No one was at home to let her in. She sobbed, tears running down her cheeks. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! She must find that key! She fumbled in her pocket for it. It wasnit there! It must have fallen out while she was running. The window! Try the window! Ah! At last luck had turned her way. As the window opened, she jumped in and stood, paralyzed with fear. Her dog! Were was he? Sud- denly she saw a small figure running toward her and breathed a sigh of relief, but by the time she had gathered the small creature up in her arms the flames were licking her face. Then she spotted a blanket and reached for it. As she did, it caught on fire. The thought came to her that she was trapped! Trapped in a room full of flames, with no door or window near. Was this to be her fate? She could not die like this, she mustn't! She had a happy future ahead of her, so she knew she would have to take a chance and run through the ilames to the window! With the dog whimpering in her arms, she made a dash for ir, yanked open the flaming window, and jumped to safety. As she reached the front of the burning house, the side which she had just left collapsed! After it was all over, Chris, with her mother and father and her dog, surveyed the ruins of what once had been a very beautiful home. Then Chris remembered her beautiful art set, and looked at her hands. They were severely burned. With her hands outstretched, she turned to her mother and father, trying to hold back the tears that soon splashed down harder than ever. Her mother gasped, her father said nothing but just stared. Later the doctor broke the news to Chris, men- tioning something to the effect that it would be a matter of months before she would regain the full use of her hands, but she didn't seem to hear him. She just sat and stared. Chris could not cry any more. JUDY GAFNEY, '54 THE SPELLING BEE When the spelling bee was only three days away, Sarah Chadwick had already studied practically every word in the dictionary. Even though she was only in the sixth grade, Sarah was the best speller in her school. That was partly because there were only twenty-four pupils in the school, and her mother had taught her to read and write before she went to school. "It's going to be a hard job to win the spelling bee with Timothy Squires and his sister Janie com- peting against me," said Sarah to her mother as she was studying words and thinking about the light, fluffy snow falling outside. "I know it's going to be hard, but do not be in too much of a hurry. You'd better stop studying for a while now, because I want you to go to town and get some paregoric for Johnny's cold. Write it down, so you won't forget what it is." Sarah sighed and said in a tone of disgust, "How can I write the old word when I don't even know how to spell it? Who'd ever want to know that word, anyhow?" After putting on boots and all of her other winter clothes, Sarah trudged out of the house, angry to think that her mother didn't want her to study so that she could win the bee. It was mid afternoon, and the sun was slowly setting as Sarah shuflied along, trying to remember the name of the medicine she had just secured. "P-a-r-e-g-o-r-i-c-! What a queer name, p-a-r-e- g-0-r-i-c. Mrs. Snow said that it would help Johnny a lot. It ought to, I went through enough to get it." It was two days later, and everybody was in a dither, especially Sarah. There were only four other children left besides herself, and it was her turn to recite. The boy before her had just spelled separate as "seperate" "S-e-p-a-r-a-t-e," said Sarah, quite sure of herself. Suddenly the professor said something which made everyone's heart sink. "Since there are no more words in the speller, I will open the diction- ary to any page and use those words. All right, Timothy, spell paragraph." 8 THE ABHIS "P-a-r-g-r-a-p-h." "No, it's wrong. Sarah, it's your turn." "P-a-r-a-g-r-a-p-h." "Very good. Now it's Harry's turn. I want you to spell paregoric. I know you've never heard of it, but try, anyway." "Paragoric." "No, now let's see how Sarah can do." "Pa-r-e-g-o-r-i-c," said Sarah, full of confidence. "Correct! There was a roar of applause, and Sarah rushed to her mother. There was not a hap- pier girl than Sarah, and you can probably guess wh . Y NANCY SLAYTER, '53 LIFE AT A. H. S. It is seven-forty-live in the morning and another day at Abington High School is beginning. Right now I'm doing a real bang-up job of wasting lif- teen minutes as I am sitting on the bleachers talk- ing over the news of the day with my energetic friends and at the same time listening to an an- cient record being played for the fourth time this morning. Now it is eight o'clock and after the "Star-Span- gled Banner" has faithfully stumbled from the loudspeaker I settle down to do the three lengthy assignments which I told myself could so easily be done in activity period. After a few minor inter- ruptions, however, such as a general fire drill and some announcements made by the principal, I managed partially to complete one subject. My ears are still clicking and my hands are numb as I emerge from the typing room and again expose myself to the dangers involved in "walk- ing" in the A. H. S. hallway. Now it's second period and I enter my beloved French class. "Faites attention!" booms the instruc- tor from behind his dark-rimmed glasses. I shudder as his optical gunfire passes up and down the rows to see that everything is just so. Now he moves to the blackboard and starts writing sentences which all look like Greek to me. Failing to recall ever having any course in Greek, I come to the startling conclusion that these are French sentences. Managing to survive a few verbal bombardrnents, I fight my way to English. Here an utterly intriguing discussion of parricipial phrases holds me entranced. But after forty-five minutes of inspired discussion and undivided in- terest, the bell rings and I tear myself away from this captivating subject. Next period--Algebra. The instructor enters, marches to the windows, throws them open, turns off the heat, closes the door, and we're off. The teacher juggles chalk in the manner of an actor out of a television set. His feats of skill with the white objects soon make us forget the frozen ink in the ink wells. Tomorrow I shall remember to bring some anti-freeze to put in my pen. One member of my algebra class can be depended upon to come up with such a stupid question that it amazes me at how calmly and patiently the teacher answers. The teacher is spared many of these inquiries as the words freeze and drop to the Hoot before they reach him. As the time for the bell to ring nears, we all close our books and prepare to sprint for the cafeteria. After a few unofficial records for the one-hundred-yard dash have been set, the line forms for the hot lunch. This line is the scene of more bribes than are seen in ten years of Boston politics. Following a couple of uneventful study periods, I at last come to my last period of the day-Biol- ogy. Thar's where you learn what makes you tick. Sometimes we even delve into Chemistry. This brings to mind the time when our teacher mixed some green liquid, with a few innocent-looking yel- low lumps of something that started with P . . . A few minutes later, as the smoke cleared, the in- structor explained what had caused the combus- tion. The hydrogen combined with the oxygen and was ignited by the heat from . . . at this point she was interrupted by a student in the back row. "So that's how they make the hydrogen bomb!" he exclaimed. Thus, a typical day at Abington High School comes to a close with a bang. RUSSELL WHEATLEY, '55 Reception of the Soldiers of Abington, July 27, 1865, from the Civil Warm A july 27, 1865 Dear journal: V About live o'clock this morning, the peal of church bells and the boom of cannon awakened Carrie and me out of our sound sleep. For an in- stant, both of us wondered what had happened, and then suddenly all sleepiness was erased from our minds, as another peal of church bells broke through the morning air, and we remembered that this was the longed-for and dreamed-of day of the Soldiers' Reception. While Carrie and I washed in the cold water at our brand new iron sink and then slipped into our best white poplin frocks, our long white cotton knitted stockings, and best high button shoes, the sun's rays were already beginning to break through the pink and gray dawn, promis- ing us a beautiful day. X. For breakfast we had the usual derestable corn- meal mush and molasses CI don't see why Mother won't use that new cereal and brown 'sugar I told her aboutj , but it wasn't quite so bad this morning, because we ate it so quickly. After breakfast, we watched until eight o'clock from our bedroom win- dows as people began going by and the big parade THE ABHIS 9 began to assemble at Centre Abington. Father said it wasn't proper for young ladies to be seen on the streets before eight o'clock in the morning, so we couldn't go out as early as Matilda and Caroline Bates could. At eight o'clock, Father said we could depart, Mother let Carrie borrow her pretty laven- der parasol and gloves for the occasion and Lucy let me use her yellow set. CI do wish Lucy would give that set to me-I know she wouldn't miss it.J On the way we met Sally Bicknell from North Abington, whose father was in the parade, and Sarah Donovan, whose father was also in the pa- rade. The procession formed on the green in front of Hatherly Hall and the big carriages with their shiny leather seats rolled by us. Even at that time of the morning there were many people in evi- dence. At quarter past eleven the parade came into sight, led by the Chief Marshal and a brass band from Weymouth. There was a floral procession, too, with a chariot drawn by six white horses. In it were thirty-six girls, all dressed in white and carry- ing big bouquets of flowers. Many of the flowers came from Grandmother Hobart's gardens, for yes- terday I helped her pick some of the Damask roses and the lovely foxglove and day lilies. Grandfather Whitten drove the big chaise up from Hingham with some of the sweetest Cinnamon pinks for Car- rie and me to wear at our waists like the older girls. Sally, Sarah, Carrie and I watched the parade as it passed us and went through Washington Street, Centre Avenue, and Plymouth Street on its way to Island Grove. After it went by us, we took the short cut and ran over to Island Grove to be there in time to watch the procession over again. By the time we got there, we were all hot and thirsty, but we couldn't get a drink anywhere. Sarah had tripped and fallen and had a big grass stain on the hem of the new pink dress her grandmother had just finished for her the night before. ' When the parade finally did get to Island Grove, all the soldiers stood around and fired their guns. Then the parade split and people sat around in little groups to hear speeches. The four of us sat in the shade of some pine trees, away from everybody else. By this time we were so hungry that nothing mattered until we had had something to eat. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, the speeches were over and the people began forming the long lines to the tent where all the tables were Carrie and I had to go home for dinner because we weren't allowed to eat with all the grown-ups at the banquet. CLucy stayed though, because she's going to marry William Hathaway and he could get tickets for both of them. It must be wonderful to be a lady like Lucy.D Sally's mother catne to get Sally and Sarah to take them home for dinner too. Father almost wouldn't let us go back this after- noon for the singing and the games, but Mother said occasions like this didn't happen very often and we ought to be allowed to go back if we wanted to. Finally Father said he supposed it was all right only we would be terribly over-tired tomorrow and have horrid dispositions all day long. When we did get back to Island Grove, they were having speeches and songs, and after these there was a band concert. About half-past five Grandfather Whitten came after us to take us home, but Lucy didn't get home until nearly half- past nine. Carrie went to bed almost as soon as we got home, but I stayed up to write in my jour- nal. We had a wonderful day and I'll remember it all the rest of my life. P. S.-Father said there were nearly fifteen thou- sand people at Island Grove today. I truly never saw so many people in all my life and I don't know when I've had such a good time or been so tired. Written on this twenty-seventh day of july, in the year of our Lord one thou- sand eight hundred and sixty-five. CYNTHIA WHITING, '51 'All names, deter, placer and eventr taken from "I-Iirtory of the Town of Abington" by Ben- jamin Hobart. Chapter XXXVII, Page: 332- 341. 10- HURRICANE The night was dark and still. The world had never seemed more serene. I lay patiently awaiting the Hrst signs of the weather man's prediction. A breeze gently stirred the leaves, lulling me to sleep. While the church bells were striking twelve, I was awakened by a soft tap on the door. Fright- ened by the weird sound, I groped to a window and cautiously peered into the darkness. A voice softly called my name. It was a friend. My friend and her family asked me to ride to their cottage at the beach, where the surf was expected to be high. An hour later as we approached the beach the wind began to howl. Two policemen, dressed in shiny black slickers, ordered us to detour. The rough surf, flooding the street and hurling huge stones in the air, splashed viciously over the sea wall. The center of Brant Rock appeared as a street in Venice. The steps of stores and cottages disappeared in the torrents rushing down the main street. After parking the car, we headed for a water- front cottage, struggling against the powerful winds. The spray soaked the porches of the homes like a heavy downpour. Mountains of surf dashed against the sea wall, rising as high as the telephone wires. The swirling ocean glowed like phosphorous for miles. After arriving home again, we found it just as peaceful as it had been when we left. It was as if this odd experience were a dream and I had just awakened. ' JANET HULTMAN, '52 THE BEGINNING or THE END The night is quiet. The moon hangs, abnormally bright, in the sky, seemingly waiting. The earth is transformed by the moonlight. Places which by day are plain, ordinary, and uninviting, become, when touched by Luna's silver sheen, places of rare beauty. The night is so quiet that to the lonely watcher out for air the sound of a single falling leaf is greatly magnified. Below him lies one of America's largest cities. Its gleaming lights seem to be intruders in the light of the moon. The young man stops to view the panorama before him. From far off in the autumn sky comes a low roaring. From the same direction the sound of coastal ack- ack guns rolls across the countryside and little orange flashes pin-point the horizon. The roaring increases in volume, like a blast from a giant blow- torch. It passes over the city and gradually fades. Suddenly, from the midst of the cluster of sky- scrapers, a blinding, bright orange ball suddenly appears and grows larger and larger, noiselessly, THE ABHIS as the force which keeps the sun shining is sud- denly unleashed on the metropolis. The young man stands, fascinated, oblivious to the terrihc heat, by the spectacle before him. A sudden rush of sound and shock waves knocks him like a tenpin down the opposite side of the hill. He comes to rest in a bush, moves slightly, and then lies still. . Hours later he stirs, crawls out of the bush. and staggers to his feet. He is conscious of the burning sensation over his face and hands caused by the radiation he has absorbed and which will in time cause his death. His clothes are scorched and tat- tered. He climbs to the top of the hill. Below him, where once stood a great city, now burn hundreds of fires, whose light and smoke blot out the sink- ing moon. All around him the trees have been stripped of their gaily-colored leaves. On the hori- zon glowing spots testify to the recurrence of the event in other great cities. The watcher turns and walks slowly down the hill to be swallowed up by the dark woods. 'In the east an increasing glow heralds the arrival of a new day, a day which will dawn upon a ruined earth, upon destruction caused by men who could not learn to live together in peace. It is the begin- ning of the end of civilization. ORIN CUNNINGHAM, '51 A HAWAIIAN PENPAL My penpal is a Hawaiian girl. She is fifteen years old and a junior in a very modern high school in the center of Honolulu. Except for a few subjects, her high school course is the same as ours. One thing that is not true of our school is the fact that in her school such sub- jects as Art and Music are required. The school publishes a weekly paper in which there are many interesting things. It resembles slightly one of our small daily papers. My penpal's school has a foot- ball team, which is very lucky, for it plays all home games in the stadium at Honolulu. When my penpal explained the way in which she lives, she made it very clear that Hawaiians live in much the same way as any of us do. In fact, some of their homes are very modern in de- sign. She lives close to Honolulu Bay and goes swimming all the year around. Recently her class went on a beach party to the Bay. In ocean sports, which are naturally their chief sports, she indulges freely and she is a very good swimmer. Every year in Hawaii, a week is set aside as Aloha Week. This is a very festive occasion, unmatched in the United States. Each day during Aloha Week there is a special event. One day there is a parade and ban- quet, and the next a regatta, and on another sports events, and so it goes all through the week. This holiday provides some of the beautiful scenes of Hawaii. --p THE ABHIS 11 My pen pal is very proud of her land and often speaks of its beauty. I do not believe that she is being boastful or over proud in doing so. Her let- ters only prove to me that Hawaii is truly a paradise. ALAN DAMON, '53 "WHERE TO TURN" I am a sixteen-year-old student in high school and at present a junior. You, the reader, will un- doubtedly make the remark, "So what?" But before you do, I should like you to read that first sen- tence again. After having done so, perhaps you can enter somewhat into my trend of thought, that is to say, you sense the fact that the sentence may have a double meaning. Yet it remains insignifi- cant to you. To me, however, it has a meaning which can only be got through analysis. This I shall endeavor to perform. At present the world is being slowly but as- suredly lowered into a whirlpool of war and chaos. Along with the physical world, many private lives are being torn apart, never to be rebuilt. These troubles which are plaguing the world at present are far from being all the troubles which have been so successful in disrupting my life as well as the lives of my fellow students. The majority of us were born in the heart of the depression and our families were constantly besieged by financial prob- lems. This financial crisis lasted in most cases until about '38. "At last!" thought most Americans, "we can begin to spend time with our children, educate them, and enjoy them." Oh! how childish and pre- mature their dreams were. In '38 and '59 a fiend appeared on the face of the earth in the form of Hitler and he was joined by many willing confed- erates. Then began their march of conquest, lust, and murder in Europe and Asia. The repercussions were to be felt in America as well as in the other three corners of the world. In most cases our fath- ers were torn from us to aid in the defense of our nation for a period of almost five years. The end of the great period of suffering gave our young and hopeful hearts a short breathing spell. In 1945 I overheard my mother predict trouble, not to men- tion war, with Russia. This prediction brought in- expressible fear to my heart. I tried vainly to con- sole myself with the thought that if we did go to war with our ex-allies, they at least were good Christians and flike ourselvesj merciful. Oh, so little did I know! Oh, so much I was to learn! Within two short years all my hopes Cas well as those of my fellow-studentsb were but flimsy craft in this whirlpool, ready to be sucked under to de- struction. We, in high school, have no more than four short years in which to strengthen ourselves before being swept into this giant whirlpool, either to swim or to drown. In order to prepare ourselves we must receive help and consultation. To whom can we turn for this help? Shall it be our parents who have been so busy during these great crises? Our teachers who so often give us reason to doubt their wisdom? Our churches and religions which were developed for peoples and situations hundreds of years ago? Our government which is becoming so corrupt? These are only a few of the heart- sickening questions which confront a sixteen-year- old today. How shall they be answered? Can you now perceive a double meaning in that sentence? I turn to you, the reader, for an answer. Where are we, the youth of America, to turn for confidence to take that first and last step? CHARLES T. Nssatrr, '52 "I DON'T KNOW" One day as two teachers were conversing one queried of the other, "What three words do you think high school students most often use?" After much deliberation, the fountain of intelli- gence perplexedly answered, "I don't know." Yes, next to the three little oft-used words of endearment these three gems of ignorance rank second. They are used in innumerable places by various types of persons, but we are chiefly con- cerned with their status within the walls of A.H.S., where our teachers are endeavoring to cram our craniums with knowledge. First, we have the carefree person, who, al- though when leaving class acts like a zephyr, to put it mildly, always manages to breeze into the next one late. When an interrogation travels in his di- rection he gives a frisky little laugh, and non- chalantly answers, "I don't know," then goes back to filling the ink well with paper. 12 THE ABHIS Another person closely associated with "Care- free Charlie" is the space taker who sits in class Monday and Tuesday and recalls the events of the precious week-end and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday dreams of the week-end to come. He is the guy who thinks the only book worth carrying is the little black one. "Spacetaker Suzie" never bothers to say, "I don't knowf, She just shrugs her shoulders and heaves a heavy sigh. Don't be misled into the belief that all students belong in one of these two classes. Oh no, we also have the intellec- tual type. One such person is the faker who sits with an intelligent gaze on his face and when asked a question, frowns until his forehead looks like a newly plowed Held, scratches his head, wildly grasps a pencil, and begins to tap out a private code, wriggles in his seat as though he were reclining on his pia mater, and then with everyone on the edge of his seat, "Frankie Faker' answers slowly and almost inaudibly, "I don't know." Still another would-be intellectual is the strong masterful type who can never say enough. All during the class his hand is extended in the air until you feel like hanging a coat on it. When he does get his chance he bounces up and "speels" olf until he becomes unwound. Although you would never catch him saying "I don't know," everyone might be better oif if he did. These are only a few of our future rcitizens. Let's be thankful that there are some serious-minded students willing to learn all they can, that it may serve as a foundation when they take over the reins of government. Life would, however, be monotonous if we did not have a few "I don't knows." ' GERTRUDE SPILLANB, '52 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S CRUISE It was July second and Dominion Day in Can- ada, when my mother and father and I were trav- eling into Montreal, Canada. We hoped we would lind lodging for the night. As we were driving over the majestic Jacques Cartier Bridge, a gateway to Montreal, my father sighted the docks and ware- houses on the beautiful St. Lawrence River. He thought we might enjoy a cruise to Quebec that night rather than the drive to Quebec the next day. We supposed that there wouldn't be much chance of getting reservations for the cruise, as it was nearly five o'clock and on a long holiday week- end. But, when we reached the ticket office of the Canada Steamship Lines, to our great surprise we got the reservations. The boat was to sail at six o'clock. That gave us an hour to look at the sights of Montreal. At Mc- Gill University we saw the students playing cricket. We saw the old market district and the new mod- ern city. The horse-drawn victorias were an un- usual sight. At six o'clock we came back to the boat, the "Tadoussac." It was a large boat about four hun- dred feet long, with four decks. Below the bottom deck were the engine room and a garage-like room for the freight and the many automobiles. The bot- tom deck, above the engine room, was called the C deck. This deck consisted chiefly of staterooms and small shops. The next deck up, or B deck, as it was called, held only staterooms and other minor rooms. The A deck, which had a few staterooms, was used chiefly for recreation. There was a large modern hall used for dancing, movies, plays and games. This hall was next to a bar and luncheon room. All decks had large and spacious ramps or outdoor decks on which the passengers could enjoy evening air. The three hundred staterooms were modern, neat and compact. Our reservations included only the stateroom and recreation. Food and automobile storage were extra. Our food was delicious. We ate with two very interesting men. One lived in Murray Bay, P. Q. He was a stockholder in the Canada Steam- ship Lines and proved very interesting in telling us of the company. The other was a man originally from Belgium and now living in Montreal. He told us much about the French Canadians, their customs, and their way of living. After dinner we toured most of the boat. At eight o'clock we went to a real dance in the hall on the deck. It seemed unbelievable to me. An ordinary dance with a real orchestra and a French choral group from Montreal-on a boat! It was exciting, entertaining, and a lot of fun. I really enjoyed watching those little French people dance. One of the men we were with in the hall was a teacher of chemistry and English in a Montreal high school. We learned that there are very few American cigarettes in Canada and that those are very expensive. The Canadians smoke their own cigarettes. In the course of the evening there were midget horse races and various other games. After the dance I went outside on the ramp and enjoyed the cool night air. The moon was full and shone brightly down through the silhouette of the trees and across the beautiful St. Lawrence. The boat made two stops during the night. Even in the middle of the night the boat was bustling with activity. One was at Sorel and the other was at Trois Rivieres. It was two o'clock when I climbed into my bed after that busy evening. The boat had reached Quebec. When I awoke on Sunday morning there were two masses for those wishing to attend. Breakfast was then served. It was eight o'clock when we left the wonderful "Tadoussac" at Quebec. BRUCE SANDERSON, '52 S 17 I I li zk E ffli UW UBS Um -Ewmggm ,ABQ Hu-EM Uudgsm umzugm HS :BO -Bm Ed M5552 EMEMCO :mum EQ WO :Dm um U32 E-E I Om NNMGEUSU :rm www-600 H4 waggp :mum MBC? 3090 MEG QENU Eg-Zoom .HQ MAWGSOKW SERV ES? Juni Us msngaw -Us Jam ww 530 Hvwwvxv-:Nm UZQQE E EE MGMMHOB gsm :gy SF Uugvgw OF , beam HSS? 5:8 HNCOEBOS Ummuwdlm gags OH was OH ae 05: bg-OE 3742 :EQ :BEEN EW Um NCES-H 8 as AE dmv BLONDE HBUNUH 0-:EOM N EEE OH MUAQNQOHOFE Emma :Rm OH HWENEUNAS Hama :megan ,zz Us EOM OH UMMSOEME 4 hang Um HUMEW 55 3: 3-5 OH gimme! EDHOOW M-:NSE :EU-EV m-Em :N mea? :O SL Us HOW wits? 550835 U5 makin M5325 B02 m-HBCDQ '22 LEU U20 E Baa NUUUOW Ream C954 HOW BBUE :Nm .U wO 'M W-:UGS 24 MODEM 25038 H00-Huw maui? H4 A vgbm w-HWUGQ 5302 G2 HOW M-5105? 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Methinks they forgot the sickening regularity of homework. Sept. 12-By now everyone has congratulated Mr. Bolduc on his new "bundle of joy." Here's hoping she "measures up symmetri- cally," Pop! Sept. 15 -Boys with deep voices are warned that certain unscrupulous Glee Club oiiicials are armed with lead pipes and over-sized fish-nets. Sept. 21 -Overheard in Mr. Dennis's class. Mr. "D": Didn't anyone get that answer but Miss Curtis? t ' Dick Devlin: I was close. Mr. "D": How close? Dick: Three seats away. Sept. 25-Those Latin II pupils are happy be- Oct Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. cause of Edict 5678 which states, "'No student shall be given more than 50 lines a night to translate." Will wonders never cease! 1-The windows on the second floor are not to be opened wider than six inches. Teachers have been disappearing! 5-It has been rumored that Coach "We'll be out here till midnight" Kelly is building his home in Abington. All kidding aside- the boys in green are doing well. Here's wish- ing them and Mr. "K" a very successful year! 11 -Overheard in Mt. Morey's class: E Mr. Gordon, why do we celebrate Co- lumbus Day? Gordon C pondering a momentj: Oh! because we get out of school. 12 - Z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z 24-In assembly, Salom Riske gave an in- spirational talk-after this the school for- mally received the U. N. Flag. Also the Jun- iors had tests, after which Mt. caught sev- eral dashing to lunch. Vfhat a track team we'll have if they put food at the other end! 26-Everyone goes to lunch by class. Ah, well, let them have their fun. Remember, comrades, the revolution is coming soon. Oct. 27 -The fire alarm went off twice today. Not that I think there's anything fishy, but I no- ticed teachers taking down the names of pu- pils laughing or with a gleam in their eyes. Oct. 31 -Some boys gathered at Lantern Lane in order to keep oil the streets and out of trouble. Never again will those boys endan- ger their lives by all gathering in one house. CThose girls just won't stay awaylj Nov. 1-A black day for A. H. S.-Miss Hill's smile will be absent for some time as the result of an operation-Gus Berry is ill and won't be able to play in the Rockland game. Too bad, Gus! Nov. 5-Girls and boys who scratch their heads were eyed suspiciouslyg we had a lecture on alcoholg the physics class escaped homeworkg there was a rally for the game and an ovation for Gus. Nov. 4 - We did it again! Poor Rockland -score was 7-6 CWhew! only three cases of heart failure reportedl . Nov. 9 - We listened to the last broadcast of edu- cation week. Nov. 11-It has just been discovered that after Ray there will be but one more Star Ale Murphy. What will become of the boys in the cellars of A. H. S.? Nov. 12 -"Pupils of Mr. Bolduc's geometry class are not to carry open compasses through the corridors," reads the latest report from the "man-on-a-pillow." Nov. 13 -Yours truly has decided to buy a new red sweater to match his new report card. Nov. 14-Mr. Gianoulis is missing in action Challways between classes? after keeping his Latin class after school. Nov. 16 - We received our preview of Thanksgiv- ing. What a feed! Nov. 17 -Report cards! Familiar cry: "But, teacher, my recitations ..... " Nov. 18-Woman's Club Play-Say, what an actor that Mr. Gianoulis is! Nov. 20-Well, this mess has to be turned in to- day. So long, until next time! P. S.-Nov. 25-The turkey tasted great today. CWe'll take care of Whitman next yearlb Anyway, the senior Thanksgiving Dance was a success! CHARLES Nnserrr, '52 20 THE ABHIS ALUMNI MEMORY LANE As we, the ABHIS reporters, board the sight-see- ing bus at Abington High School our guide in- forms us that today we shall visit the graduates of 1950. First, we shall head for Bridgewater State Teachers College, where Martha Ball, Berry Rich, Anne Trask and Sally Stephenson are aspiring to their great ambitions. Turning toward the north- west, we find that joan Schmidt, now Mrs. Harry Todd, is keeping house for her husband in Alaska. Now we start back east, and stop for a few min- utes in Chicago, where Pat Gafney is studying at Northwestern University. Returning to New England, we stop at North Adams State Teachers College for a chat with Eleanor Angeley. An hour's ride southward brings us to Amherst, where Barbara Gates is industriously studying her math at the University of Massachu- setts. Pausing on our way to Maine, we talk to Paula McKeown who is studying at Framingham State Teachers College. From Framingham we fol- low out noses to Andover, where we see Halfback Richard Sanderson playing football for Phillips Andover Academy. Then we continue on our way. Arriving at Nasson College, in Maine, we listen in to the freshman class meeting at which Nancy Lake presides as president. A few miles to the north is Bates College, where jill Durland is study- ing hard. As we feel in the mood for a boat ride we board the "USS United States" and see "Skip- per" john North who joined the Merchant Marine soon after his graduation. After our conversation with him our boat brings us to our destination- Boston. There we call on "Doctor,' Richard Mur- phy who is training at Boston College Medical for a medical profession. Down the street is Massa- chusetts General Hospital, where Hermine Fliege is working hard to become a nurse. After talking to Hermine, we ride down to the Vesper George Art School, where Wayne Pratt is studying art. A little further on we find "Chef" Richard Merrill at famous Fanny Farmer's Cooking School. Up the street is the Boston Trade School, where Shirley Mahoney is learning the art of hairdressing. A few miles away is Bentley School of Accounting. We surprise Hal DeCoste and Billy Parsons as they count on their lingers. Nearby is Aetna Life Insur- ance Company, where "Billy" Colburn is a secretary. In Cambridge Norma Manslield is counting the class money at Lesley College. Nearby Donald Parks has a job at the Brown and Durell Clothing Company. Swinging through Medford, we see Tufts College, where live Merrill Holman and Gordon Sanderson. At jackson, Maude De Coster is trying hard to master her Russian. Rolling toward home, we stop off at Auburndale to visit joan Peterson, who attends La Salle junior College. We follow the road to Quincy, where Bob Schofield is tasting ice cream for Hendries Ice Cream Company. In training for nursing at Quincy City Hospital are Irene Reardon and Cherine Whiting. From Quincy we go to Canton, where Anne Bur- gess is working at the Mae Mont Factory. A short ride from Canton brings us ro Brockton, where we find several graduates. Studying at the Williams Business School are Dot Holbrook, Carol Waite, Carol Ward, Marjorie Gaffney, Joanne Leitch and Neila Driscoll. At Brockton Edison learning the life of Reddy Kilowatt is Verna Bicknell. Driving a truck for the Pearson Appliance Company is Burt Moquin. Working at the Alden Products Company are Betty Collum and Brad Gilman. In the center of Brockton packing bundles at the Brockton Public Market are Dale Carmichael and Clarence Lovell. As we leave Brockton we see Sally Kiely studying to be a nurse at the Brockton Hos- pital. We take a road that leads us to Hanover, where Kenny Redding works for the Calo Cat Food Com- pany. We leave Kenny and head for Whitman where working for Standard Products Company is Helen Harris. Newly-married Ruth Cheverie, now Mrs. Ralph Chapman, occupies an apartment in Whitman. On the outskirts of town we find Robert Sartna dressing turkeys at the White Hol- land Turkey Farm. We go through Abington to Rockland. Phyllis Duncan is spraying perfume on her customers at Carroll Cut Rate. Up the sidewalk is Grant's where Marie Gobeille is handing a par- cel to a customer. Working at the Plymouth Rub- ber Company are jimmy Sabin and Art Perham. We approach North Avenue which will take us to North Abington. Many graduates work at New England Art. Among them are Sue Gilpin, Lor- raine jacobs, Luella Mace, Mary Sanna, and George Sprague. Across the street at the Quigley Shoe are Mary Srnith and jean Carroll. In the center of North Abington Shirley Cass is working at the Home Town Cleaners and John Ruzycki for the Atlan- tic Card Company. Down by Harwood's Corner Dale Dean is working with his father as a car- penter. We lind Ruth Ball and Helen Cahill at home. As our journey comes to an end we stop at Abington High and talk to Dave Mulready, who is working on the new Junior High. In Center Ab- ington William Carey is also at home. Helen Skillings, now Mrs. Robert Titus, lives in Abing- ton. Catherine Smith, who joined the W.A.F. soon after graduating, is now located on Cape Cod. MARGARET Howe, '51 CAROL OUELLETTE, '51 THE ABHIS 21 SPORTS 0-lg vw "4-x. 9, M. xx - f W jx is is 2. ae B 5 4 fiom'-L SA-N-XP Qedkghv-J! X 'EV f 1'-vs 35,3 I N 4...-i-dT"'+4 5 Q 'fo Skay in HEmj+eNg fs if ,- Cm !l V lata .3 Q M - N KEN . 1 , . 5 me ,lla :fl -""" 'ffl-ITN' 1 N bf D 1 k':9YTT:.,x,k,-y 1-6 po 1.2 C XS' C-Q "'f"Z'f,'.?-Y-"r"l""f,a x P ' K Cgbwxa bo.-k'sN 'HTS WJ ,I 'D X tw- -r as-. l"'1P'I -a-"" I I S an Cvlejmvsf-XX7' 'ony -glcnkvlj gwgk 3 7 50-itil .lalJ. 2 I THE 1950 FOOTBALL SEASON "1'L"""K Abington 20-Randolph 0 Abington opened its football season with a decisive victory over Randolph. The green and white scored once in eagh period with Dick Devlin turning in a terrific running performance. ' Abington 20-Christopher Columbus 0 The Abington grid machine made it two in a row with john Gilbride and "Mighty" Leo Arnold blasting the way to paydirt. Hingham 21 -- Abington 7 The Green Wave received its initial defeat from Hingham. Dick Devlin scored for the losers with an 87-yard jaunt. Stoughton 45 -Abington 13 Abington High was overpowered by Stoughton largely because of Dick Klim's one-man offensive. Leo Arnold and Dick Devlin scored one touchdown each. Abington 13 - Plymouth 12 Bob Mattsonis goal proved to be the margin of victory in Abington's win over Plymouth in a real thriller at Shiretown. Devlin and Gilbride each scored a touchdown. Abington 26- Bridgewater 0 After being held to a 6-0 lead in the hrst half, the Kellymen opened up with an aerial barrage with Lanky Jim Kelley and Gordon Bates receiv- ing, to snow Bridgewater under. Abington 7- Rockland 6 It was a muddy, hard-fought battle which A.H.S. won over her arch rival, Rockland. Mattson again provided the margin. john Gilbride' scored the six- pointer. Charmes was outstanding for the losers. The team kept their promise to Capt. "Gus"'Berry. Canton 26 - Abington 6 Canton proved to be too powerful, as had been expected, but as a consolation john Gilbride scored the second tally to be scored against Canton this season. Whitman 13 - Abington 7 Abington closed its football season on Thanks- giving Day in a hard fought tussle with Whitman. In the first period Whitman led off on the first play with a touchdown. The point after by run was good. Abington ran back the kick to the 18, Gor- don Bates knelt near the sidelines in 'a clever play and caught the pass and carried it to the Whitman 18-yard line, to the amazement of the befuddled W.H.S. team. Then after one or two plays Thomp- son threw to Bates for the score. Mattson kicked the point and the score was tied, 7-7. The second period was predominated by Abington. In the third period Whitman ran back an Abington punt to score. The game continued in an even sided battle and Whitman edged out the victory. WILLIAM CRooK, '51 22 THE ABHIS SCHOOL NEWS MR. KELLY . Mr. john Kelley, our new coach and our only new teacher this year, is a native of Somerville, Massachusetts. During high school he played three years of varsity football. After graduation, he at- tended Boston College during his Freshman year, playing on the Freshman eleven. He then attended Notre Dame University at South Bend, Indiana, and for three years played guard on the Big Green Varsity eleven. During the recent World War, he was a captain in the Field Artillery, and a member of General Patton's Third Army in the European Theatre. After the war Coach Kelley lived in St. Peters- burg, Florida. For three years he coached football and baseball at Admiral Farragut Academy. He was also head line coach at St. Petersburg High School. Along with coaching at Abington High School, Mr. Kelley also teaches Civics. Mr. Kelley stands five feet ten inches tall and weighs one hundred ninety pounds. His favorite foods are T-bone steak and Idaho potatoes. For interests outside of sports he likes to read military history. Naturally has favorite color is "Kelley" green. He prefers western pictures and detective stories. His favorite actor and actress are john Wayne and Betty Hutton, respectively. When asked how he liked Abington High School, Mr. Kelley replied, "Fine school-excel- lent spirit." Here's hoping Mr. Kelley likes our school and its spirit well enough to remain here with us! Under his able leadership our boys have had a very successful season on the gridiron. V STUDENT COUNCIL The student body of Abington High School has chosen Richard Berry as president of the Student Council, Gordon Bates, Vice President, janet Hult- man, Secretary and Raymond Murphy, Treasurer. The council has recently joined the National Association of Student Councils. To signify his membership each member has received a pin. During Education Week the council broadcasted plays, depicting the lives of famous educators, over the loud-speaking system. One of the future projects of the council is to send clothing to a girl in Kentucky. GIRLS' DEAN COUNCILS As in past years the Girls' Dean Association is one of the most progressive organizations in the school, boasting the active memberships of every girl in the senior high classes. Miss Hill, Dean of Girls, and her Dean's Coun- cil, comprised of Kathleen Reardon, Marjorie Kris- tiansen, Carol Ouellette, Claire Devlin, Marie Sulli- van, Mary Coughlan, Mary Lou Strange, Marlene Ransom, Mary Reardon, Janet Hultman and Bertha Ransom, have planned a program of monthly assemblies, consisting of sports, movies, discussions, and speakers, all of which will aid the girls in the selection of careers, and the development of their abilities and general person- alities. Each year the association sponsors a dance, the proceeds of which are used to buy athletic equip- ment for girls' gym classes, and the field hockey and basketball teams. Some of the money is used for the hired speakers and movies. ' CHEERLEADERS .The Cheerleaders have done a capable job of arousing school spirit this year. They have added several new cheers and songs. Through the efforts of these girls, transportation was provided, which made it possible for many students to attend the out of town games. The head cheerleaders are Claire Devlin and Carol Ouellette. Marjorie Kristiansen, Margaret Howe, Ruth Swan, Bertha Ransom, Mary Lou Strange, Virginia Maimaron, Janet Hultman and Mary Coughlan comprise the rest of the cheerlead- ers who have led our school in urging the team on to many victories. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY The National Honor Society is Continuing its impressive work of previous years under the cap- able leadership of the following officers: President John johnson, Vice President Henry Wrightington, Secretary Margaret Howe and Treasurer Bruce San- derson. Recently the society held a profitable dance, entertaining the young people of Abington and the surrounding towns. The Hanson Grange Orches- tra provided the music. The members intend to render their profits to- ward a colorful induction ceremony in the spring. They are also discussing numerous activities to be held throughout the year for the enjoyment of the group. THE ABHIS 2 3 STRAWBERRY VALLEY TEEN-TIMERS The newly-elected ofiicers of the Strawberry Valley Teentimers are: Co-presidents Charles But- ler and Shirley Thayer, Vice President Ann Mc- Pherson, Recording Secretary Cynthia Murray, Corresponding Secretary Mary Lynch and Treasurer Eleanor Maimeron. The members of the Teen-Timers' Club are try- ing to prove to the people of Abington that a place of recreation is needed for the youth of the town. In the past few years members of the club have done much hard work in striving to reach their goal. They have sponsored dances, and last year even held a talent show in order to raise funds for the building of a youth canteen in Abington. We're hoping that this year's members will con- tinue their good worlc and will soon reach their goal. SCIENCE CLUB The officers of the Science Club are: President, Cynthia XVhiting, Secretary, Claire Devlin, Treas- urer, Mary Cheever. Recently the club sponsored a Hallowe'en Dance which was very successful. Sometime in the future the members areplan- ing a field trip to the Herald-Traveler Building. They are also discussing the possibility of a Science Fair Exhibition in the spring. . HOME ECONOMICS CLUB The newly-elected officers of the Home Eco- nomics Club are: President, Lorraine Waters, Vice President, Ann Merrill, Treasurer, Lillian Pe- ters, Recording Secretary, Janet Soper, Correspon- dence Secretary, Helen Westberg. The aim of this club is to interest the girls of Abington High School in all the phases of home- making. The girls also have discussions at the meetings, when they bring up such problems as dating and pet peeves. The club members have also planned a few field trips of great interest, one of which is to the Avon Greenhouses. 1 DRAMATIC CLUB The purpose of the Dramatic Club is to give pupils, interested in Dramatics, a chance to exercise their ambitions and abilities and to learn to speak with ease before an audience. In the near future the club plans to present sev- eral short comedies. Recently the club sponsored a two-hour movie, "The Count of Monte Cristo," which was greatly appreciated by all. The ofiicers of the Dramatic Club are: President, Paula Hickey, Vice President, Shirley Pratt, Secre- tary, Mary Coughlan, Treasurer, William Crook. GIRLS' GLEE CLUB Officers of the Glee Club are: President, Mar- garet Howe, Vice-President, Bertha Ransom, Sec- retary and Treasurer, Marjorie Kristiansen. Richard Hathaway, one of our talented students, is accom- panist for the group. Under the able supervision of the director, Miss Bernice Gove, the Glee Club participated in the Twilight Community Concert by singing "O Holy Night," with Lorraine Keyes as soloist. . THE BAND During the football season the Abington High School, Band, under the direction of Miss Bernice Gove, played school songs at many of our games. At a recent meeting the members elected the following ofiicers: President, Roger Bolinder, Vice President, Donald Angeley, Secretary, Judy Gaffney, Treasurer, George Whalen. The band aids the school by playing at rallies, and it is now practicing Christmas Carols which it will play in a Yuletide Assembly. MARJORIB KRISTIANSEN, '51 JANET HULTMAN, '52 BERTHA RANsoM, '52 Two Little Boys One was born 'neath a roof of gold, The other was born in a house so old. One was warm and seemed to be gay, The other was cold and hungry each day, One longed for love and someone to care, While the other had love and some to spare. One learned of greed and spite and hate, The other to give and trust in fate. The one who was born 'neath a roof of gold, Couldn't buy love with his wealth untold. And the one who was born 'neath a humble sky Was blessed with the love that wealth can't buy. CAROL OUELLEHE, '51 - 24 THE ABHIS The ABHIS stag gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance rendered by the following sponsors who bave made possible the December issue of its magazine: COMMERCIAL SPONSORS johnny's Barber Shop Rita's Lunch Abington Green Taxi Home Town Cleaners Kal's Variety Store Bemis Drug Company, Inc. Sanderson Brothers Gurney Brothers, jewelers, Brockton john W. 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