Abington High School - Abhis Yearbook (Abington, MA)
- Class of 1951
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THE ABHIS 3
OUR NATIONAL SECURITY
A short time ago President Truman ordered
all government agencies to adopt the security
classification system. This means that certain
phases of news which are used by the State
and Defense Departments are being barred
from the eyes and ears of our citizens. If this
is being done, how are the people going to
know what is going on in the world today?
Eventually, their right to the long-cherished
freedom will be gone. Then what?
In formulating this classification system, the
President has given numerous departments,
large as well as small, the right to decide for
themselves whether they think that certain
information which they possess is vital enough
to withhold from the people or all right to
The present situation cannot and will not
allow this. The world, today, is already in a
turmoil and the government is making it
worse by not letting the public know its own
business. The people have a right to know
what is going on! If this so-called secrecy
continues long enough, there will be a great
deal of bribery and other serious offenses on
the part of some people, since they will be
trying to find out the state of affairs, which
appear to be vitally secret.
Of course we need national security, but I
think that it is being achieved in the wrong
way. If we want to keep "such and such" in-
formation in top secret, what is the sense of
letting hundreds of thousands of government
employees take care of this? Many of our
government leaders are not the qualified men
they should be. They are not helping our
country as they should, but are mistreating it.
Many of the leaders of the different depart-
ments have entirely different viewpoints on
what should be kept secret and what should
not! The men for this job are the ones who
have a wholesome background and plenty of
experience as well as other necessary qualities
which would help to make America a better
In such a critical period as the present one,
the people should be better informed of
If the security classification system should
continue, our personal liberties and equal
freedom will be in a grave state. We want to
know what is going on in order to protect our
own national security from Russia and other
satellite nations. Thus, we have to do every-
thing in our power to keep the United States
of America a democratic country.
BERTHA RANSONI, '52
A short time ago you, the student .body ol'
Abington High School, heard a broadcast on
Brotherhood. The program was an interest-
ing and beneficial one, but how many of you
really gained or retained the knowledge con-
tained in it?
Ol' course, to many, this idea of "brother-
hood" is elementary. Y'Vc've heard its prin-
ciples over and over-associated with our
home, our school, our community, and our
nation. NVQ are all acquainted with the
Golden Rule. YVhy, then, are we living in
involved and unpeaceful times? Is it not be-
cause the people of today do note carry out
or truly understand the meaning of "brother-
hood" anti all that it signifies?
The word "brotherhood" means fraternity,
fellowship, or association with regard to com-
mon interests. The "hood" part denotes a
state, quality, character, or condition. Thus,
we see why it is used in our everyday life!
Brotherhood starts in the home in connec-
tion with the family, then it grows to the
outside, to one's neighbors, thus influencing
the community. From the community it
spreads throughout the-state and nation and
its government. It affects our relationship
with those ol' foreign countries, of different
colors, races, or creeds. "Brotherhood," in the
true sense of the word, is not observed by all
or else our world would not be in the turmoil
in which it now is. If brotherhood were gen-
erally the rule rather than the exception, our
nation would be a better and safer place in
which to live and our children could grow up
without the fear of war, and its resultant
YV ith the theory of brotherhood penetrating
the hearts of all people, all over the world,
there would not be this condition of misun-
derstanding between America and the people
of other nations. XVouldn't the universe be
a fresher place in which to live, if we, as the
future citizens of our nation, should begin
today to live a life of service, love and brother-
Brotherhood of man is essential if we are
to survive in the troublesome world of today.
After all, what is the sense of "friend against
friend and brother against brother?"-"He
that hateth his brother is in darkness and
walketh in darkness and knoweth not whither
PATRICIA BENSON, '52
4 THE ABHIS
WORLD AFFAIRS r
At any time the Third World VVar may
erupt. Of all wars Qin respect to the number
of participantsj it will probably be the long-
est, most mobilized, and largest of all wars.
Many things are hindering the attempt of
nations to establish World peace. Two things
are outstanding: they are the Suez Canal
trouble and the Iranian oil dispute.
The Suez, first interoceanic canal, is a con-
necting point between the Mediterranean and
the Red Sea. In 1859 a French company began
building this great waterway. After ten years
of hard work the canal was completed. Seven
years after completion, the British bought a
controlling one hundred seventy-six thousand
shares of the total four hundred thousand
shares. A number of years later, the canal was
enlarged. After its enlargment there were
more than six hundred thousand shares of
which more than two hundred sixty thousand
belonged to Great Britain. During World
YVar II the total income of this great water-
way was more than one billion francs. Be-
cause of this income the British are trying to
keep control of this land. Because the Suez
is on Egyptian land it is not rightfully on the
land of Great Britain. During the time in
which this country was a great power, it de-
cided to protect the canal zone. Recently,
however, Britain has become a "Great Britain
that is no longer great." During its decline in
power, Egypt's power has been rising steadily.
The British are therefore faced with an imme-
diate crisis from which it is possible that the
Third World Xvar may erupt.
The Iranian situation is one of far more
importance than the Suez Canal trouble. In
it are involved both the Iranians and the
British. The cause of the difficulties is that
Iran wants to gain complete control of its oil
fields. At present the British are controlling
this vast area of oil land. This land brings
in a considerable amount of income for the
British government. Annually this country's
oil fields yield almost all of the oil used in
Britain, Mfithout this oil many thousands of
British oil workers would be jobbers. Also,
the British would have to pay for oil many
thousands dollars more per year than they
would if they owned it themselves. Because of
the oil cost the British have ample reason for
trying to hold these resources. They know,
too, that, possibly, if they lose this land, the
dreaded enemy of peace, communism, may
once again benefit by conquering the Iranians,
who are still considerably weaker than the
British. I firmly. believe that the British will
do everything in their power to stop this great
CARLETON LUKE, '54
WHAT IS AN AMERICAN?
just what is an American? Is he the young
businessman who is hurrying down a busy
New York avenue or is he the older farmer in
the small western town? I-Ie is bothg in fact,
he is every citizen in the United States. His
ancestors were the forefathers of our country:
it was they who built the foundation of
America. By fighting for freedom and justice
they helped build America.
Every person who is interested in the laws,
the freedom, the people who run our govern-
ment, and the person who fights for our coun-
try is truly an American. He may be black or
white, rich or poor, doctor or lawyer, farmer
or merchant, school teacher or steel worker,
minister or priest: regardless of the work he
does, he is still one of the iron pillars that
support our country.
The people who take an active part in our
government and help to make new and better
laws, the people who are sincerely interested
in America are Americans. An American is
free to live, to speak, to work, to write, or to
worship as he wishes. Aren't you glad you are
WORLD WAR III
It is believed by many that a third world
war has been going on for five years during
which time Russia has been winning and the
United States, losing. The real beginning of
this war was on March 12, 1947 when Presi-
dent Truman proclaimed the plan to stop the
spread of Communism. Joseph Stalin accepted
this as a declaration of Mforld War III anti
formed his plans accordingly. Russia then
took Czechoslovakia and Poland and strength-
ened her hold on Rumania and Bulgaria.
Now in China it has proved profitable for her
in that she has lost no lives but has succeeded
in bringing China into the Communist em-
pire. In Indo-China and Malaya Communist-
inspired guerilla wars are being fought.
The preferred Russian procedures are by
means of propaganda, for the purpose of
gaining control of other countries by changing
the people's ideas, and wherever it is necessary
inciting them to fight their shooting wars for
them. Their propaganda is working in nearly
every country in the world.
On the part of the United States, the theory
that Russia will not fight unless attacked is
bound to bring disaster. If this war of the
future is fought, its aim is to destroy every-
thing and to leave the world in a condition
which only a Communist would want to
attempt to run. By using modern weapons
and modern techniques Stalin would make
this pay in peoples, raw materials, and indus-
tries brought into his empire.
Stalin holds his great power through the
control of both the secret police and the army.
Only in this way is Russia able to succeed in
holding her own.
Some people believe that the best way of
combating the communist threat to the world
would be to encourage the Russian people
themselves, who are practically slaves to the
Comintern, to revolt against their leaders.
They are convinced that the Russian people
who have experienced the utter misery that
Communism brings to the common people,
would be the first to fight it if they could be
organized and armed.
As the situation now stands, we appear to
be losing the cold war all over the world,
while Russia is winning with ideas, propa-
ganda, and revolutions. I think we should
give Russian leaders a dose of their own
'junrru TAYLOR, '54
Are the children of America really the wild
monsters they are pictured as being? If so,
how many are criminals and what are the
The answer to the first question is easy.
Only 18.8 per cent of the crimes committed
are committed by the people under the age
of 21, less than one-fifth of all the crimes in
the United States. During the past few years
a decrease has appeared in the number of
juvenile cases appearing before the courts and
also a decrease in the number of commitments
to reform schools and correctional institutions.
In l950 the total decrease amounted to about
5 per cent.
The cause of crime is harder to answer.
There are many causes, some of which can be
cured, and some which could be cured and yet
will not be. Environment including city slums,
poverty, and corrupt government are some of
the causes of juvenile delinquency.
If a child living in the slums section sees
dirt and poverty all around him, his natural
reaction is to get out of his surroundings in the
quickest and easiest way possible. These chil-
dren cannot be altogether to blame when, if
tl1ey are offered a quick and criminal way, to
get the things they have always wanted, they
Comics, radio, television, and movies now
both give ideas to children and practically
plan crime for them. In many of the movies
on both screen and television the gangster,
while usually caught in the end, their proving
that "crime does not pay," often elicits from
many of the younger members of the audience
pity and a hope that he will "get away."
The gang spirit, which does so much van-
dalous damage, could be turned to good use
instead of delinquency. If the instinct of gre-
gariousness can be pllt to worth while ends,
it can become of real value to the community.
Since the creation of one boys' club, the juve-
nile delinquency in that section has been Clll
75 per cent.
The Yvickersham Commission appointed by
President Hoover to make a study of crime
"Despite the difference in character of these
cities, their delinquency areas display similar
characteristics - poor housing conditions,
shifting and decreasing population, great
poverty, and dependence, as marked absence
of the homeowning class, a largely foreign
population of inferior social status, unwhole-
some types of recreation and inadequate open-
The problem of juvenile delinquency, its
causes and its cure, is not only the problem of
a few, but the problem of all. Everyone can
help in some small way not only to discourage
but to prevent juvenile delinquency.
PATRICIA NTURPHY, '52
LET'S HAVE NO MORE
The bell rings, school is out, there are no
books to take home, and there's a free evening
ahead to enjoy! This is a new topic being
discussed by the progressive educational ex-
perts. Some of the' experts believe that high
schools should abolish homework by length-
ening the school day: that all learning be
done in the classroom under the proper super-
vision of a teacher. This suggestion has led
to several different arrangements regarding
ways in which this improvement may be
accomplished. Some reconnnend a study fol-
lowing each regular class period. During this
time the homework assigned in a particular
subject would be done. Another proposal is
general lengthened study periods held at inter-
vening times during the day between the vari-
ous classes. One long period of time given at
6 THE ABHIS
the end of the day to accomplish all the assign-
ments together is the third popular suggestion.
This new plan has many disadvantages that
affect the teacher directly and the student
Under the strain of a longer school day and
the need of administering more discipline,
the teachers 'would be at a loss. Their enjoy-
ment of free time would be limited. Because
of the supervision needed in the study rooms
the teachers would be unable to correct papers
during the school time. In some cases these
situations would tend to depress, then weaken
their teaching ability. Under these strenuous
conditions a teacher would not be as valuable
to the educational standing of the school as
he is in the present system.
Because of an inadequate supply ol' books
in school libraries there would be limitations
on research work. This would mean either
added expense or lack of necessary material.
Many of the teenagers now work after
school. Because of the added hours in the
school day there would not be sufhcient time
for work. In many cases this extra spending
money is badly needed. Acting as apprentice-
ship these various jobs prepare some students
for work after graduation.
The students planning on going to prep
school or college after graduation would not,
in one respect, benefit from this system. They
would be accustomed to completely supervised
study, therefore, because of sudden indepen-
dency they would find the methods used by
these schools diliicult. On the other hand, if
this plan were to be nation-wide and all the
high schools were to adopt it, all the students
entering higher schools after graduation would
be in the same predicament, consequently.
these schools would alter their methods of
assigning preparatory work and lessen the
strain of this new environment.
The predominant disadvantage is that sense
of responsibility, the necessary resource of
dependability, would be decreased. Other
social events and entertainments would not
be sacrificed for hotnework. Therefore, after
graduation the students entering the compli-
cated world would not be as capable of carry-
ing the heavy burdens of life's responsibilities
as they would be if they had previous training
for this period of self-dependence.
,In spite of all the disadvantages there are
many advantages to be derived from this in-
crease in the value of a high school education
and greatly benefit the student.
Students would have increased free time to
enjoy and participate in outside activities.
Without the burden of worry because of lack
of time, the opportunities open to youth
would become widened and therefore prove
advantageous to high school students.
Because of a time limit in accomplishing
assignments the rate of speed in reading,
writing and comprehension would be con-
siderably increased. There would be available
no excuse for incomplete and unaccomplished
If the first plan previously mentioned were
to be employed the teachers of the particular
subjects would be present during the time of
studying of their subjects to help with the
work. This would eliminate unnecessary as-
signment borrowing among students and thus
augment their self-reliance.
At home there are many distracting annoy-
ances, such as conversation, radio, and tele-
vision, that hinder concentration. At school
the teacher's supervision would create the
quiet atmosphere needed for proper studying.
Although the advantages of this proposed
plan are fewer in number than the disadvan-
tages, they bear more weight on the scale ol'
opportunities and America is the support of
this balance. Let's give it a try and see if its
provisions will not benefit our country. If it
proves to be unsuccessful we can then return
to the old plan that has educated America
since her earliest days.
RUTH SYVAN, '52
WHO SAID THAT?
You're lighting us!"
Fl. "Theoretically speaking."
7. "The Guards should carry the ball."
8. "Holy Cross NVonl"
El. "Hi-i-i-, Dave!"
Ill. "I say now."
I l. "Mitty"
l2. "O-o-oh this locker!"
13. "I'd like to, but I'm going the other way."
14. "YVhat do we have to do that for?"
15. "Wicked embargo!"
16. "I'd rather stay home andread a sports
. "Bill Bailey"
. "There's field-hockey tonight!"
l9. "Operation formaldehyde!"
20. "Can I have a bite of your apple, soph?"
JOANNE REYNOLDS, '52
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It was late one foggy winter afternoon. A
lone Figure, walking down a narrow path,
came to a halt and gazed about in wonderment
at the gorgeous scene stretching before him.
Every blade of grass was a tiny knight sheathed
in glittering iceg the once ugly weeds, now
transfigured into exquisite glass trees, proudly
took their places in this strange new worldg
even the rough path covered with a glimmering
crust, looked like a magic carpet twisting and
turning into eternity: the tops of the domi-
neering trees, lost far up in the fog, peered
down through their shiny branches at the
As if overwhelmed by this magnificence,
the figure moved on with bowed head and
aimless step. Suddenly, he slipped and fell.
After lying still for a while, he clambered to
his feet, staggered on, then, regaining confi-
dence, hastened forward. VVhen he sighted a
fallen tree looming in the path ahead, he
became discouraged and almost gave up. Some
instinct, however, seemed to guide him and to
help to surmount this barrier. Following his
ordeal he sat down on a stump to rest, but
suddenly realized that he was caught between
the tides of day and night. He glanced fur-
tively down the path, stretching far behind
him, but the fog had covered his passing: he
looked ahead, only to see that the future was
also obscured by the fog.
The traveler hurried onward, until he came
to a fork in the path. VVhile he paused pensive
and uncertain, night won the battle, and his
form was no longer enclosed in dusk but
blanketed by darkness. Guided by the same
instinct'that had previously helped him, he
chose the right way. Then, when it seemed
that he must drop from complete exhaustion,
he saw a warm and welcoming light ahead.
The figure showed no more uncertainty,
fatigue, or fear but proceeded with exhilarated
As he approached the end of the path, a
large gold door swung open and a blinding
light poured forth. INhen this brilliance
touched the air, the fog disappeared and, with
the stars and moon, the earth was bright and
clear. The traveler stumbled joyously into
the embrace of the one he loved most. The
journey was overg he had reached home.
-IOANNE WRIGHT, '53
A DAY'S SPORT IN NOVA SCOTIA
I raised a weary arm and groped blindly
through the darkness for the button that would
shut from my ears the shrill blast of the alarm.
Then, in the silence that followed, I forced
myself reluctantly from the warmth and secu-
rity of bed, dressed in a hasty, haphazard
fashion, and tiptoed downstairs. After con-
suming a hearty breakfast, and donning a
heavy hunting jacket, I quietly slipped from
the house into the nipping air of an early
Cape Breton morning.
For some curious reason my uncle, sword-
hshing in waters off Glace Bay, had estab-
lished his home on the tip of a secluded stretch
of wooded land which jutted into St. Peter's
Bay, at the entrance to the beautiful Bras d'Or
Lakes. The residence of his nearest neighbor
lay at least a mile to the west, the intervening
distance being occupied by a sylvan stretch of
firs and hemlocks, the lumber of which sup-
plied him with one of many means of liveli-
I lumbered down through the cow pastures
to the shore, clumsily scaling a series of wooden
rail fences, being impeded in this by the con-
stant interference of my bulky hip rubber
boots and the enveloping darkness of an early
The only noise penetrating the tranquil
stillness of before dawn were the methodical
clomp of the boots on the beach gravel and
the frightened screeching of gulls, curlews, and
yellowlegs as they scurried from the direction
of my approach. Because of the fog which had
rolled in and the obscurity of the hour, only
the misty outline of the opposite side of the
bay was discernible, which in the brilliant
radiance of the midday sun presents a striking
illustration of the vivid beauty for which Cape
Breton is noted, the landscape being charac-
terized bv the symmetrical checkered pattern
of multi-hued fields, the seemingly infinite
stretches of verdant woodland, the uniform
layout of typical country villages and farms,
and the shapely contour of rolling hills in
Suddenly, from a small cove in a natural
inlet some distance to my right resounded the
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remote chug-a-chug of a nIotor. Laboriously
quickening my pace, I plodded past the boat
house and Fish hut to the end of the point. By
this time, the noise had increased in volume
to a blatant staccato clatter, and Tom Laf-
ford's fishing boat emerged from the conceal-
ment of a heavy blanket of fog and pulled up
offshore. A large figure behind the cabin cut
the engine, and a powerful voice boomed.
"Are you there?"
I replied in the aflirmative, waded out to the
bow of the craft, and hoisted myself .to the
deck. Tom immediately maneuvered his boat
around the point and headed for the mouth
of the bay.
Tom Laffortl, tall, middle-aged, sun-bronzed,
is a robust fisherman of a healthy six-foot, four.
When excited, he is given to excessive Stain-
mering. He has a reputation of devouring in
one meal as much as an ordinary person con-
sumes in a day.
The reason for my rising at so premature an
hour was to Hsh, of course, but more specifi-
cally to jig for mackerel. Consequently, while
I held the wheel, Tom ground a number of'
salt herring into bits, to be employed in at-
tracting a school. He then instructed me in
steering by the use of the compass, and I held
the boat to course, through the fog, until
almost five knots out, we reached the fishing
waters off "the Horseheads", sheer rock cliffs
of an unusually great height, at the summit of
which a solitary lighthouse stands its eternal
vigil. There, when Tom had heaved the
anchor over the side and scattered a sufficient
amount of powder-like remnants of the her-
ring, we baited our hooks and CZISI out our
XfVe repeated this process, rapid-fire, for
approximately twenty minutes. After that,
nothing whatsoever hindered the routine of
flinging out the line, watching it sink from
sight, iigging it for a time, hauling it up,
scattering Inore bits of herring, then redupli-
rating the process.
The sun, high over the horizon, had long
since risen and the fog had mysteriously van-
ished. It was at this period that I commenced
to notice the motion of the boat. The sea rose
and fell. The vessel rocked up and down, up
and down, amid swirling white-caps. My
stomach tossed up and down, turned flip-flops,
and then seemed to fall flat on its face, if stom-
achs do that sort of thing. I eventually became
accustomed to the continual swaying, however,
although for the remainder of the trip I felt
a sort of dizzy, sickening sensation in the pit
of my stomach and hiccoughed regularly. Thus
the morning wore on.
Finally, when signs of dogfish appeared, we
decided that the mackerel had been driven
away by these ocean scavengers. IfVe therefore
stowed our gear and headed for home. Al-
though in the eyes of a seasoned mariner our
miserly catch would most probably be labeled
a poor one fthe preceding morning many boats
had passed well over the four hundred markj,
it not only proved for me an interesting and
practical experience but provided a number
of tempting repasts.
WILLIAM GRooM, '53
A DAY WITH THE F.B.I.
Three years ago I had a chance to accom-
pany my brother, an F.B.I. agent, on his daily
chores. The Federal Bureau of Investigation
is the special police of the United States Gov-
To start any routine day, an agent must
report in the morning to a certain headquar-
ters building. In this case, my brother had to
report to the United States Court House in
New York City. Here he found on his desk
the agendum for the day.
Each special agent is placed on a squad. A
squad is made up of a group of men who are
assigned to a specific job. Such squads are:
the Communist Squad, the Criminal Squad,
and the Robbery Squad. It happens that my
brother was on the Communist Squad.
He and I started off the day by going to the
bureau garage, where we obtained a car
equipped with a two-way radio and other
accessories. The car appears like any common
My brother's job for the'day was to go to
some parts of New York City, mainly Brook-
lyn, and look up people who were on the
bureau's records as being Communists. I-le
had to find out whether they still lived at the
address on the records and, if not, where they
could be found. This checking is done so that
in case of an attack upon the United States all
the Communists could be quickly rounded up.
Because of the great number of Communists
in the United States today, the F.B.I. is on the
move both day and night, in order to keep tabs
on these anti-American people.
I think that this visit with the F.B.I. was
most beneficial to me and therefore I consider
myself most fortunate to have been able to
have such a privilege. Anyone who has not
actually seen the bureau in action could not
realize how effective it is. -
DAVID BRADY, '54
ALL IN A DAY'S PLAY
The morning lay before me, a glorious de-
light. There was only a slight breeze rufiling
the diamondstudded bay, which awaited my
pleasure. The sky was azure blue except for
a few cotton thunderheads which added to
the mighty panorama surrounding our island
nestled in Onset Bay.
The question now arose as to whether I
should take advantage of the silvery white
sand which seemed to defy the foaming
breakers or explore the great vastness of the
surrounding water. I chose the latter.
I nosed my little boat out into the bay, with
oars dipping, like galleons of old, disturbing
the jewel-clear water. I rounded the southern
and more heavily populated end of the isle
and set course for the mouth of the bay. As I
approached the two guarding peninsulas, two
old castles of an empire and age built on paper
credit came into view. They had now fallen
to decay, as had the fortunes and the people
who built them. They looked down upon me
silently with an almost foreboding look. They
seemed to send out a warning cry from their
once proud walls.
Directly in view and just across the canal
lay some golden rolling bluffs crowned and
majestically laced in summer green foliage.
Encrusted at the foot of these were innumer-
able rocks of greatly varying shapes. These
guardians made impossible intrusions by any
boat larger than mine. '
I ventured closer. This peculiar rise of land
seemed to beckon me like the glowing spectre
of a swamp. It sent out a challenge: "Dare
you invade my domain?"
I asked myself why there were no roads, or
people, or homes on this scenic spot. My
thirsty curiosity had to be quenched. My
hunger for knowledge of this beautiful, yet
somehow mysterious place had to be satisfied.
The full thrill and exhilaration of adven-
ture were upon me like dawn through mist.
I could no more have turned back then, than
a hound could turn from pursuing the hare.
And why not? Everything appeared to favor my
expedition. The wind was with me, and I had
I crossed the canal with amazing ease and
speed. The bluffs were even more imposing
than I had first imagined them to be. I de-
cided to explore what I might on the southern
side, and drifted with what little current there
appeared to be. On rounding the bend, I saw
nothing but a sloping hill and trees. Hardly
of any interest or value was it to an adven-
turer of my talents and imagination! I swung
my worthy but somewhat frail craft about.
The result was like charging into a stone wall.
My boat caught, paused, shivered, quacked,
then receded reluctantly from the contest.
For the first time I was aware of the speed
and strength of the canal currents. Even before
the full realization was upon me, I was yards
from shore, going faster and faster. Yet pres-
ence of mind had not deserted me. I began to
pull on the oars with all my strength. Again,
again, and still again I pulled. Yet I was
getting nowhere. Quite to the contrary, I was
slipping back towards open seal
I could hardly believe my eyes. Those
friendly, gurgling, laughing and sparkling
waters were now a black, yeowling torrent of
whirlpools and death, yearning for a victim.
They were bent on making that victim me.
Another boat with a small outboard motor
approached. I held the oars with one hand and
waved frantically for help. The man in the
boat waved back with a rather puzzled smile,
no doubt thinking my hardy greeting a bit
strange: all is business to anyone crossing the
canal. I yelled to him in near hysteria, but the
wind was an ally of the currents.
As my last hope sped on his way, panic
gripped me by the heart like a steel vise. Sweat
began to pour down my face. The oars slipped
off their locks several times. My shirt ripped
and blisters grew on my hands. The sun beat
down umnercifully. I paid little heed to these
things as I rowed desperately. Thinking back,
the incoherent thoughts which flashed through
my mind strike me strangely as I recall having
thought of Gordon Bates and myself swim-
ming and racing at College Pond. I wondered
if Mom had got my post card, how Mary Joan
was making out with those kids in Maine or
somewhere. Little did I realize that none of
these things would matter to me if I failed to
reach shore. I renewed my effort.
Glancing over my shoulder, I saw a cement
buoy. I headed for it as best I could. It was
500 feet away, then 300, then l00, and at last
I was there. Rest!
This feeling of safety was lost in an instant's
time. There were hundreds of little whirl-
pools and currents around me, grasping and
tearing at my position. My boat offered re-
sistance. Soon water began to splash in. At
once I realized that in a few minutes I should
be ankle-deep in water. I must go on.
My arms and back ached as I picked up the
oars. I had now covered one-half the distance
and from now on it was torture e'very inch.
The currents became less strong, but the dis-
tance covered had taken its toll in strength.
I shifted left, then right, as I gradually entered
10 THE ABHIS
Hot, tired, and sweaty, I looked back at the
bluffs. I had answered their challenge and
won. They had lost their chance. They were
never to have another. They no longer ap-
peared majestic, for someone had invaded
their domain and escaped their trapl
Half-way back across the bay I met a friend
to whom I related my experience. He looked
at me a moment in wonder and then burst into
uproarious laughter. I must confess that the
urge to hit him over the head with an oar was
strong. Yet I subdued my emotion and heard
his remark of, "You fool, why didn't you wait
ten minutes for the tide to come in. It would
have swept you right back into the bay!"
CHARLES NESBITT, '52
THE WORLD I SHOULD LIKE
The world I should like to see is one in
which everybody loves, trusts, and respects his
fellow-men, a world where we live closely to
each other like brothers, helping one another
whenever that is possible. There would be no
more lighting between nations or people, no
more guns, no Hghting machines. If a dis-
agreement does arise let's sit down and think
about it, and come to a peaceful settlement.
l.et's not get up and start pounding each other
over the head like children. God gave us
brains to use, not to let FOI.
I should like to see people love one another
and to live together peaceably, no matter of
what race, color, or creed they are. lVouldn't
it be a wonderful world to live in if my dream
could come true? ,
MY VOCATIONAL COURSE
I am one of the boys taking the Vocational
Course. Ive are having twelve weeks ol' car-
pentry and shall have twelve weeks of electrical
and automotive repair training. After the first
year we choose the one line out of the three
that we like best.
IfVe are having carpentry now. X'Ve have
learned how a house is put together. In car-
pentry we have mechanical drawing. I like
this, as it is home designing and includes
things related to a home.
I very much want to be an electrician and
do house wiring. If I can't do that I want to
do automotive repair work. I don't like car-
pentry very well.
IfVhen I graduate I should like to go on to
further training in an advanced trade school
in order to become an expert in my trade.
KENNETH Fowtaa, '55
Sept. 6: They say all good things must come
to an end, but why must we end our vaca-
tion a week before others end theirs?
Sept. 7: Teachers greeted us with grim deter-
V mination and a few more gray hairs.
Sept. 10: I have received several new books
this year, and in my tender care they will
Sept. ll: I decided not to go out for football
this year. After all, it ruins my smoking.
XSept. 12: I am on the suspension board and
also a monitor. VVowl what popularity.
Sept. 14: After hearing that the census em-
braces 40 million women, Roger Greenough
has decided to become a census taker.
Sept. 15: Since the june issue of the "ABHIS"
I have been besieged by potential Freshmen
that "taisez" is spelled with one Par-
. donez-me for is it moi?j
Sept. lG: I was told that the Freshmen girls
will believe anything if it is said quietly
enough and that the girls' gym class is pay-
ing top prices for rumors on the Resca-P
Sept. l7: Overheard in P. D.
Mr. "Moe" . . . "That was when Mr. Tyni
was captain of the team, right after the
Sept. 18: I'd like to wish Mr. Pust-Bustu-
"XVheatie" and the football team the best
of luck. QP.S. Looks like they didn't need
it, Randolph 0-A. H. S. 4l.j
Sept. l9: Not verified: One of the cheerlead-
ers had to ride home on the team bus. Not
finding a seat, she said, "Wish that hand-
some hero would give me his seat." QThe
K entire team rose to its feet.j
Sept. 20: Decided not to Hunk "Trig." this
year. QI am not taking it.j
Sept. 2l: john Schofield is taking Social
Studies this year. QBecause he knows all
Sept. 24: On the Hrst day of school Mr. "G."
asked Bates who the three greatest teachers
in history were. Answer:
"Socrates, Plato, and I didn't get your
name, sir." QGuess who got an "A" that
Sept. 25: Ilargent, pecunia, geld, or money.
No matter how you spell it, I haven't got
XSept. 26: Overheard in Mental Hygiene:
Mr. "B": "Four students are missing."
NV. Lindquist enters.
C. Nesbitt: "Here comes three of themf'
,X QEnd of a beautiful friendship.j
Sept. 27: Recovered from one of those "this
won't hurt a bit" operations.
THE ABI-IIS ll
XSept. 28: I was told that whistling in study
hall was forbidden. QWho feels like whis-
tling after that French test?j
Oct. l: lfVhen Tom Bowden was asked to give
an oral report on the most beautiful thing
he had ever seen, he said, "The most beau-
tiful thing I have ever seen is too beautiful
for words." And sat down.
Oct. 2: Girls occupying Joanne Reynold's
locker were warned to get all hair curlers,
love notes, and diaries Ollt because of a
raid on Friday.
Oct. 3: Boys, dishes and trays are to be taken
to the counter, not shoved under the girls'
t Oct. 4: VVe've had an assembly every Friday
this year. Everything from juggling to sports
announcing. fl'Vasn't that kid terrifliclj
Oct. 5: Seniors were warned to step more
carefully in the halls. Those aren't ants but
X seventh graders.
Oct. 6: I got a dirty look from Nancy Tarr
when I asked her how she liked being a
Freshman. fHow was I to know?j
Oct. 7: The theme song of the football team
is "Mary had a little lamb." Hmmm! YVon-
Oct. 8: If you can go without food and sleep
for three days, the UABHISH staff wants you.
Flee on feathered foot with sharpened pen-
cils to Room 6.
Oct. 9: Offering your chemistry homework
in Room 7 is like dropping a clean towel in
the locker room.
Oct. 10: It takes only five detentions to war-
rant suspension this year. Hope the teachers
hear about this.
Oct. ll: I was told Mr. Gianoulis's Latin class
is very democratic as long as the Plebs agree
with the dictator.
Oct. 12: How would we have got a day off if
X "Chris" hadn't discovered us?
Oct. 14: An irresistable force met an immov-
able object when my mother came to see
Miss Resca about my marks. The only one
injured by the anticipated explosion was
Oct. 15: A social revolution has occurred.
Under-classmen may address seniors by their
first name without fear of the inquisition.
Oct. 16: Student labor won! YVe had two
X four-day weeks.
Oct. l7: Had a ticket for the Army-Dartmouth
game, but went to see Abington play. Mlhat
loyalty! ON'hat prevaricationlj
Oct. 18: YVe've had three experiments in
chemistry none of which has worked. Looks
as though Walter Thomas has been nipping
at the carbon tetrachloride again.
Oct. 19: The P.D. class has calculated that it
takes Ruth Swan twenty minutes longer to
say what she hopes is the right answer than
what she knows is.
Oct. 20: Senior boys who wish an under-
classman date are to borrow "Mousey"
X Brown's red-hot date book.
Oct. 22: Ive have started "Macbeth." Mfhen
we came to a certain part, Miss Hart looked
right at me: "An idiot full of sound and
X fury, signifying nothing."
Oct. 23: The "A" Club decided on a paper
drive and Dave Sprague volunteered my
services. Mrs. Dunbar held a class on "Going
Steady." She broke up a SCVEIHGCD-yeal' ro-
mance. Myself and I have parted. fSniff.j
Oct. 25: YVe had two lire drills after our melo-
dious faculty sang. Guess they couldn't
make up their minds whether the school
was on fire or not.
Nov. 1: Certain members of the Atsms Staff
accompanied by Miss Chadbourne attended
a convention at VVhitman tif you'll pardon
the expressionj High School.
Nov. 3: By this time the full force of College
Boards is taking its toll on certain hopefuls.
Nov. 4: After three months' study and experi-
ment, the students of the M. H. class have
discovered the reason for teachers losing
their tempers: they can't count to ten.
Nov. 7: Rockland was spared another two
weeks. QI hoped
XNov. 8: Mother went to Haiti. QThere'll be a
hot time at Nesbitts'.j
Nov. 9: Looks like Abington High will really
be rolling along now with its new car.
Nov. 10: I understand Bob Dennis Wants a
monkey for Christmas. Gee, Bob, a mirror
would be cheaper.
Nov. 1 1: Armistice Day - it's hard to tell how
we feel, but I am sure we shall all say a
Nov. 12: The "A" Club had a paper drive.
Guess Mr. Pastuzak's Civics class will have
plenty of comic books to keep them busy.
XNOV. 13: The axe has fallen: report cards. I
wonder what excuse I can use this year?
Nov. 15: By now all class rings have been
lent, lost, or pawned.
Nov. 16: YV. Lindquist told me that some
students have a burning desire for A. H. S.
Nov. 17: The most beautiful class ever to
grace A. H. S. had its pictures taken recently.
Nov.'l8: With such a scarcity of 'football
heroes eligible for the Thanksgiving dance,
hair pulling, name calling, eye gouging has
l2 THE ABHIS
1 ov. 19: If I don't get this thing in our "be-
loved" editor will give me a shot in the head,
the d-0-l-1. fVVhat am I sayingPj
Nov. 22: History in the making: A. H. S. 14,
W.H.S. 6. "Hot Dog!" for should I say
CHARLES Nnssirr, '52
ON FEARING FEAR 1
There are many wrong and unhealthful
reactions related to fear. One of the most
common reactions is that of escape. Mfhen one
fears, one seems to think escaping will settle
the problem, but, to face the danger is often
wiser than to avoid it. When a person fears
facing a difliculty and tries to avoid it, he often
becomes increasingly afraid to face the prob-
lem as time passes. It does not solve anyone's
problem to escapeg it makes things more seri-
ous. Self-respect decreases in one's personality
when one practices escape. A person will lose
self-confidence as he avoids fear and his future
will become uncertain and full of fear.
Another type of fear is that of failure. Fear
of failure is often shown by students in school,
for they try to eliminate taking a course be-
cause they fear the thought of failing. One
will fear failure because someone a little
brighter than he has failed. He does not think
that with effort he may improve in that par-
ticular subject. Escaping an assignment makes
the next one more difficult.
A third reaction of fear is that of avoiding
people, and staying by oneselfg fear ol' others
will tend to weaken one's personality and
damage one's health.
It is always best to face fear at the time it is
most feared, so the future will be brighter.
NI.-RRY G.-XRjIAN, '52
CLASS OF '51
Richard Berry - 'Williams College
David Owen-Burdett Business School
Kathleen Reardon - Chandler Business School
Claire Devlin - Stonehill College
Helen Andrews - Boston Safe Deposit and
Donald Angeley - U. S. Air Force
Leo Arnold - U. S. Air Force
Roger Bolinder - Blue Shield and Blue Cross
Charles Butler - Emerson College
Peter Chase - Cal's Cat and Dog Food Co.
Martha Crane- Framingham State Teachers
William Crook - Colby College '
Orin Cunningham - Blue Shield and Blue
Paul D'Amato-Boston Radio Technician
jacquelyn Davis-Boston Insurance Co.
Richard Donovan - Burdett Business School
Katherine Edson-St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Natalie Fulton - Residing at home
john Gilbride - Coburn Classical
Richard Hathaway - Bates College
Margaret Howe - Framingham State Teachers
Janet Hunter - Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Paul Janusyerski - U. S. Navy
John Johnson - Boston College
Barbara jones - Boston Insurance Co.
james Kelly - Wheeler Reflector Co.
Ann Kempster - Kents Hill Jr. College
Marjorie Kristiansen - Boston University
Theresa Lynch - Boston Insurance Co.
Henrietta Mackiewicz -D'Amato's Market
Robert Mattson- Mattson's Poultry Business
Lloyd McLean - Bush's Market
Richard Meserve- Bridgewater State Teach-
Roy Mosher - Bay State Nursery
Cynthia Murray - New England Art
Neal North - U. S. Army Air Corps
Carol Ouellette - Wilfred Academy
W'ayne Paige - Pepperell Mills
Chester Payne-North Abington A and P
john Peckham - Tufts College
Henry Peters-Taunton Citrus Fruit Co.
Shirley Pratt-Abington Savings Bank
Audrey Reynolds - Bridgewater State Teach-
Stanley Stevens - Brown Machine School,
Douglas Sullivan - Massachusetts Institute of
Marie Sullivan - Radio and T. V. Tube Fac-
Barbara VValton - Pierce Secretarial School
Lorraine VVaters- Pierce Secretarial School
Cynthia NVhiting - Thayer Academy
Josephine X'Vood - Sanderson Brothers
Henry Wrightington - University of Massa-
Elizabeth McKenna - Mrs. Robert Schofield
james Read - U. S. Army
PATRICIA BENSON, '52
BIQRTHA RANSOM, '52
THE ABHIS 13
A PRAYER FOR CHRISTMAS
The sparkle of a Christmas tree,
A child's voice in laughter,
A Christmas carol sung in glee,
That is all I'm after.
The great belief in "Santa Claus,"
A house that's filled with Christmas cheer,
A "Merry Christmas," without pause,
That's all I ask each year.
A window full of colored lights,
The ground bedecked with snow,
A land filled with wondrous sights,
That's all I want, you know.
A time when rich and poor shall meet,
And holly's hung to please the eye,
And each man will his equal greet,
My only wish until I die.
The glitter of an Eastern star,
The smell of pine upon the air,
But most of all, peace, near and far-
That is my Christmas Prayer.
RICHARD H AMMARs1'RoM, '52
Happiness is like a crystal,
Fair, exquisite, clear,
Broken into a million pieces,
Shattered, scattered, far and near.
Now and then along life's pathway,
Lo! some shining fragments fall -
But into so many pieces
That no one finds them all.
One may find a bit of beauty
Orian honest share of wealth,
X'Vhile another, just beside him,
Gathers honor, love, or health.
It is vain to choose or grasp unduly:
Broken is the perfect ball-
Into so many pieces
That no one finds them all.
Yet, the wise, as on they journey,
Treasure all the fragments clear,
Fit them, as they may, together,
Imaging the shattered sphere,
Learning ever to be thankful,
Though their shares are small,
For it has so many pieces
No one ever finds them all.
SHIRLEY HANSEN, '53
THE WILL OF GOD
Old man winter is on his way
In his trailing garments of white.
I noticed him the other dayg
He stole the flowers from sight.
Soon the snow with all her glory
NV ill cover hillock and wall.
Beauty and Peace will tell the story
Of God, who reigns o'er all.
lt is His beauty that we seeg
- His snow, His stars so brightg
He shares His wealth with you and me
To teach us what is right.
Peace and truth, each must be won,
Even if by might:
He gave us all his only Son:
God's way is always right.
A HILDA VVARD, '55
MOTHER NATURE'S WORK
The apple tree is a beautiful sight
X'Vith its delicate blooms of pink and white.
Old West IV ind makes the branches weep,
And steals its beauty with many a sweep.
The petals fall like Ileecy snow,
Then slowly the leaves begin to show.
There are apples of golden and rosy hues,
Refreshed with September's morning dews.
After the fruit the crisp leaves fall,
Leaving the framework gaunt and tall.
Though by Christmas time the tree is bare,
Good Mother Nature still takes care
By covering all with crystals white
And making of ugliness beauty bright,
Adding deft touches to bring us cheer,
As she does .throughout the entire year.
BEVERLY RICHARDS, '58
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I4 THE ABHIS
Abington High School has many clubs. Basi-
cally each club serves the same purpose, to
enrich the life of each student member.
The following section contains a brief de-
scription of each club with its objectives,
advantages, and opportunities. The purpose
of this section is to create interest in the extra-
curricular activities, which play so important
a part in a student's school life.
ANN M ERRILL, '52
In 1922, under the direction of joseph M.
Murphy, the teacher of history at Abington
High School, the Hrst edition of the Ain-ns was
published. Since the appearance of its first
issue a new edition of the ABI-ns has appeared
regularly at least twice a year.
One of the many purposes of the ABHIS is
to help the student gain greater ease in writ-
ing. A student who works on the ABHIS Staff
acquires the ability to criticize his own work
as well as the work of others.
By working on the ABHIS Staff or contribut-
ing material regularly, the student gains many
advantages. He gains skill through writing on
subjects which interest him. He learns to
work with others for a common interest. Many
students have hidden talents in the Helds of
art, dramatics, or poetry. X'Vhile exercising
regularly one of these talents a student in-
creases his ability. '
The opportunities for leadership are numer-
ous for a member of the staff. Every position
on the staff is important, for each member has
a duty to perform. Every member has the
opportunity to oontribute suggestions for the
coming issue. New ideas, and the willingness
to work to promote those ideas, are always
The main social event of the year for the
ABHIS Staff is its annual dance. This year's
dance, which was held in October, was a great
THE ART CLUB
The objective of the Art Club is an in-
creased understanding in the Held of art. A
member of the Art Club has the advantage of
a trip to Boston, to new excellent art displays
in the museums, to study the styles of many
famous artists through their paintings.
During the year the club members are busy
at painting trays and glasses in oil. This work
is most interesting and beneficial to the par-
Each year the Art Club sponsors a dance.
This year the dance will be held in February.
At different times the Art Club will have
pictures on display in the high school audi-
torium and at the Abington Public Library.
Once every year the students participate in
the Globe Contest which offers scholarships
for the best works of art done by the high
school students of the state.
There are many activities that afford un-
limited enjoyment in store for any individual
who joins the Art Club.
RICHARD HAMMARSTROM, '52
Like other organizations in the Abington
High School the members of the band wish
the school to be proud of it. During the past
season the band played at the animal Brock-
ton Fair in September. It was also invited
to the Cranberry Festival in Plymouth and
marched in the morning parade. In the after-
noon it played in a massed band composed of
Plymouth junior and senior high bands.
To induce new members to join, it has
planned a Parent-Teachers Association meet-
ing at which representatives from the various
band instrument companies will be present.
New uniforms, music, and awards were pur-
chased by the many donations of the towns-
people and organizations.
The officers are: President, George Mfhaleng
Vice-President, George Callinaneg Secretary-
Treasurer, Helen lfVestburg.
GEORGE YVHALEN jk., '53
THE DRAMATIC CLUB
In many places throughout the country
there are schools of drama or other organiza-
tions where boys and girls can train for the
stage. One way of learning about the stage
and having fun doing it, is to join your school
.At the present time, radio and television
are offering many opportunities for people
who can speak effectively. Excellence in speech
is becoming more and more important in our
way of life.
The purposes of this club are to help the
students to improve their diction and to gain
poise in public appearance. For this purpose
different plays or sketches are enacted in the
classroom or in assemblies.
This dramatic training may improve one's
personality in public speaking and may offer
an avenue of approach to radio and television
speaking in the future.
joAN IANDERSEN, '52
Tl-1E ABHIS 15
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
The objective of the Girls' Glee Club is to
interest girls of high school age in group sing-
ing. Its primary interest is to bring pleasure
to those who listen. There is nothing better
than music to bring harmony into the hearts
of those who sing and enjoy sound life. There
are many advantages to be gained by members
of the Glee Club. Singing puts one in a mellow
mood, and, after a particularly nervewracking
day, to sing is to relax and forget one's trou-
bles. To those who intend to make a career
of music the practice obtained by singing is a
On October 19, the Glee Club sang at the
Plymouth County Teachers' Convention held
in Brockton. Under the able direction of Miss
Bernice Gove, Supervisor, the girls did a fine
piece of work for which they were highly
The officers elected were Ann Merrill,
Presidentg janet Luke, Vice-Presidentg and
Peggy Hunter, Secretary-Treasurer.
PEGGY HUNTER, '52
THE HOME ECONOMICS CLUB
The Home Economics Club was organized
to bring together girls interested in all types
of home-making projects. The programs are
planned to interest girls in various forms of
Home Economics work, such as, foods, cloth-
ing, interior decorating, flower arrangements,
grooming, and party ideas. At least three Field
trips a year are taken to such places as public
utilities, furniture stores, greenhouses, and
food manufacturing kitchens in order to give
the girls further information on consumer
buying and places employed by business for
the purpose of planning better homes.
The Home Economics Club has one dance a
year, the proceeds of which, along with other
ways and means of activities, will be used to
provide each year an award to some member
of the club interested in furthering her educa-
tion in some field of Home Economics. Each
year the Home Economics Club sponsors the
decoration of the rooms for the Christmas
The officers for the 1951-52 school year are:
President, Helen I-Vestbergg Vice-President,
Hilda YVardg Recording Secretary, Barbara
Bailey, Corresponding Secretary, Carrol Villa,
Treasurer, Nancy Tisdale.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
The National Honor Society is a national
high school organization designed to give rec-
ognition to outstanding students on the basis
of character, scholarship, leadership, and serv-
ice, and to encourage the development of these
qualities. 'When the society was founded in
1921, the National Council authorized an ofli-
cial emblem. It is the keystone and flaming
torch, upon which are found the letters
C S L S, representing the above mentioned
ideals of the society.
In 1947, the Abington chapter was organ-
ized by Principal Charles M. Frolio for stu-
dents who for six consecutive terms have made
the honor role. The organization was named
Alpha because it was the first chapter in
Abington. At present there are twenty mem-
bers in the society. The officers are President,
Gertrude Spillaneg Vice-President, Janet Hult-
mang Secretary, Cordane Curtis, and Treas-
urer, Bruce Sanderson.
The purpose of this organization is to create
throughout the school an enthusiasm for schol-
arship, to encourage students to render serv-
ice to the school and community, to develop
strong character, and to encourage further
The goal of the society this year is to pub-
lish an Abington High School Manual for the
purpose of enlightening all students on the
rules, regulations, schedules, and activities of
-IANET HULTMAN, '52
THE SCIENCE CLUB
The main objective of the Science Club is
to stimulate an active interest in all the fields
of science. The club does this in many inter-
esting ways, such as field trips, movies and
slides, and small exhibits.
A second opportunity is afforded by slides
and movies shown by the club. Its strip films
shown in class prove interesting and helpful.
The small science exhibits set up by students
provide a wonderful opportunity for anyone
with a scientihc hobby or talent to exhibit, to
exercise his particular ability, and explain
about it to others who are already or who
might, with a little encouragement, become
Besides these educational opportunities the
club has its annual dance, which is always a
most successful social event of the year.
JUDY GRIFFIN, '54
THE STUDENT COUNCIL
The Student Council organized at the be-
ginning of the school year with the following
oflicers: President, Gordon Batesg Vice-Presi-
dent, john Kelley: Secretary, Mary Lynchg
Treasurer, Ray Murphy. '
16 THE ABHIS
The aims of this group are: To coordinate
and promote student activity and encourage
greater participation on the part of the stu-
dents in school managementg to strengthen
and develop an appreciation of membership
in a democracy by stimulating a healthy school
spirit and loyaltyg to maintain high standards
of moral conduct and self controlg and to
provide opportunities for development of
Through the cooperation of all class repre-
sentatives it is hoped that these aims can be
MARY LYNCH, '54
The object of this club is to help boys and
girls of Abington to become clean living citi-
zens, to give them clean recreation, and to
keep them out of trouble.
The age for becoming a members is any-
where between thirteen and twenty. The
member should be willing to help his school,
his club, and his community.
The officers consist of two presidents, two
vice-presidents, and two treasurers, two record-
ing secretaries elected annually.
The ollicers for the l95l-l952 school year
are: Co-Presidents, Janet Soper and Brinton
Belyeag Co-Vice-Presidents, Shirley Thayer and
George Cullinaneg Treasurers, Helen Yvest-
burg and -lack Shanahan: Recording Secre-
taries, Susan Gates and Richard McKenna:
Corresponding Secretaries, Dorothy Perry and
SHIRLIQY THAYliR, '52
AT ABINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Miss Martha Cummings
"Anyone out for field hockey?'l was a' new
cry that sounded in the girls' gym classes and
echoed through the halls of AHS. Miss Cum-
mings, the new gym teacher had spoken.
Miss Cummings, nicknamed "Marty", at-
tended Bridgewater State Teachers College
in Bridgewater, Mass. During her years at
Bridgewater she belonged to the YVoman's
Athletic Association, the Glee Club, and the
Ensemble Club. Her favorite hobbies are
driving and sailing. Her favorite food is
A comment on our own Abington High,
made by her is: "I was very much impressed
by the school. It is made up of good students
who are neat and friendly."
Mr. Robert McCullough
Mr. McCullough, a new teacher of driver
education must have a great deal of patience,
because some of the people taking the driver
education course know just about as much
concerning a car as nothing, and that is no
Mr. McCullough, attended Fitchburg State
Teachers College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
XfVhile there he belonged to the Gandelier
Club. Besides attending college, he has spent
two years in the Navy. His favorite hobby is
sleeping, and his favorite food is fried chicken.
He has only one remark to make about
Abington High and that is, "It's a nice
Mrs. Helen Seymour
Mrs. Seymour, who attended Yvheaton Col-
lege, belonged to the German Club, the
International Relations Club, the Music Club,
and to the Girls Basketball Team.
Her hobby, and a good one, is being enter-
tained by her daughter, Margaret Elizabeth.
Mrs. Seymour likes just about every kind of
food, but tripe.
In her estimation "the school rates very high
and the students are extremely courteous."
Mr. Walter Pastuszak
Mr. Pastuszak, known better as "VVheatie"
to the students of Abington High School, is
most welcome as a teacher and coach at
He attended our fair school, Coburn Classi-
cal, and Mfilbraham Academy. At the latter
he participated in football, basketball, and
baseball. He was a member of the Phi Delta
Theta Club. During Mlorld W'ar II he served
as an MP in the European Theater of Opera-
tionslin both England and France.
His favorite food is baked beans and salami
and his favorite pastime is sports. Mr. Pas-
tuszak's favorite saying is "Anything your
little heart desires," which the heroes of the
A. H. S. football team will long remember.
lfVhen asked what he though of Abington,
he replied, 'Tm a local boy myself and I
think a lot of it."
Mr. Norman Roberts
Mr. Roberts, teacher of the Automotive
Course, is a new member of the faculty. He
attended Fitchburg State Teachers College
and while in school was active in many sports,
including football, basketball, track, and
THE ABHIS 17
Besides attending school he was in the Army
for four years in the Ordinance Corps of
the Criminal Identification Department and
served in the Pacific.
His favorite food is steak and his favorite
pastime is spent in raising boxers.
VVhen asked what he thought of the school
he enthusiastically replied, "The student body
is well-behaved and, on the whole, it is a fine
CYNTHIA BUTTERS, '52
PATRICIA LAFERRETE, '52
In this age of modern science many advances
have been made in the field of entertainment.
The radio, the cinema, and the television are
received by many more people than did re-
ceive the old-time Shakespearean road plays
of the city theatrical groups.
Unfortunately these new types of entertain-
ment have almost outweighed their usefulness
with the damage they do. Because the radio
and the movies reach more people they have
to cater to many new types of interests. It
is unfortunate that in the past leaders in the
field of entertainment were forced to lower
their standards in order to reach the level of
this new audience.
W'ith time, and much trial and error, the
radio and the movies have acquired a more
stable basis for the type of entertainment they
produce. It is now not too often that a really
useless motion picture or radio program
reaches the public. The radio and movie
magnates now realize that it is going to take
more and better entertainment to recapture
the waning interest of the public.
But in television, that combined gold mine
and atom bomb, proper emphasis has not yet
been placed on the quality of the programs
produced. Most television viewers are like
small children with a chestful of strange toys.
The child will First play with the simple and
easy to understand toy and as he grows older
graduate to more complex toys.
The only Haw in this theory is that the stage
of experimentation has passed, but the type of
entertainment has not changed. It is the duty
of each of us average television fans to prove
that we are ready for more adult and informa-
ANN MERRILL, '52
During the recent month the .ABHIS stall'
conducted a TV poll. From this poll came the
In first place for the favorite program was
the "Colgate Comedy Hour" with 78 votes.
"Milton Berle" and "Arthur Godfrey" were
tied for second place with 51 votes each. "Your
Show of Shows" QSid Caesarj was a close run-
ner-up with 42 votes and "I Remember Mama"
The majority of the student body enjoys
both boxing and wrestling, but of the two,
boxing took 66 votes and wrestling only 34.
Although "Milton Berle" was tied for sec-
ond top program, he was voted "most objec-
tionable by 41 voters. Others highly objec-
tionable were the kiddie shows such as "Howdy
Doody," "Time for Beany," "Kukla, Fran and
Ollie," and other puppet shows.
"Gabby Hayes" was voted most historical
by 81 votes, while "Living lfVonders" walked
away with the title of "Most Scientific" with
Through this poll it was determined that 72
students watch television for an average of
two hours a night and that 52 watch for three
hours a night.
As far as the favorite musical program is
concerned, it was a land-slide for "Fred Yvar-
ing" with 121 votes. The closest to this was
the "Hit Parade" with 57 votes.
Two hundred fourteen students watched the
United Nations video broadcasts while 162
News broadcasts are viewed by 364, while
only 13 never watch them. The favorite news
commentator proved to be john Cameron
Swayze with 362 votes. The closest to him was
the commentator for Shawmut with 6 votes.
SHIRLEY RANSOBI, '52
This fall we have been very fortunate to
have a great many assemblies which have been
both entertaining and educational. At the
first assembly in September, Mr. john Della-
raux gave an interesting talk on manners and
explained how good manners distinguish a
person from his associates.
At the second assembly, Mr. Ernest johnson,
a singer, entertained us with some Negro
spirituals and southern songs. This was Mr.
.Iohnson's second appearance at Abington
Mr. lfVilliam I-lauker, a talented concert
pianist, provided an interesting and educa-
tional program about classical music. Mr.
Hauker explained the type of music that he
played and told a few facts about composers,
Mr. Kenneth 'Wheeler presented a delight-
ful program on "The Backstage of Radio and
Television" in which several of our senior
students took part. Mr. Xvheeler is now with
YVBET as an announcer and commentator.
18 THE ABHIS
Twice this fall we were fortunate in having
Mr. Mfilliam McAlpine who led the student
body in singing popular songs and old time
favorites. Groups drawn from the student
body and the faculty participated in the
Many of our assemblies consisted of a splen-
did job done by the cheerleaders. They led
the student body in the cheers for the foot-
"Career Day at AHS" was an educational
program of the student body with certain
members of the body asking questions of a
group of well-educated people from different
colleges and occupations. This assembly was
planned to help those who expect to enter a
certain occupation after leaving school.
This fall we were also fortunate to have a
car presented to us by Mr. Ronald Colton of
the Chevrolet Motors in Scituate. YVe had
representatives from organizations which made
it possible through the help of our principal,
Mr. Frolio, for us to have this car to teach
young boys and girls how to become good,
capable drivers. Representatives of Registrar
King spoke to the assembly about courtesy and
carefulness on the highway.
SHIRLEY HANSEN, '53
NOREEN Gootw, '53
As I have been walking home from school
this fall, I have noticed many trees which
bear a card marked "Dutch Elm Disease,"
and I have seen the tree surgeon at work re-
moving some of these diseased trees. I thought
how barren the town would look with only
houses lining the streets.
A town is only as beautiful as the number
of shade trees it has to add to its other assets.
How hot and glarey it would be in the summer
without our trees to rest our eyes and give us a
Today as I walked along I was glad to find
that some tender young maples had been set
out to replace the old, sick elms. Though the
leaves are nearly gone for this year, I can vis-
ualize the bright, cheery foliage that will adorn
these new trees along my way home a year
By replacing new trees for those which are
diseased, the officials of Abington will make
their town more attractive to people who are
looking for a desirable town in which to live.
BARBARA DENNIS, '55
THE TROUBLE WITH
High school is a place with four walls and a
roof. There are one too many teachers in
every class and the periods are a half hour too
long and offer nothing of interest to our social
standings, like who's going out with Joe to-
night or whose hay stack are we going to burn
on Hallowe'en night.
There are monitors standing in the corri-
dors like dumbies along Union Street in
Rockland to make sure we do not break a law.
The Student Council should dispose of the
monitors and paint a little white line down
the corridors and equip us with little tin horns
to blow when students are coming out of door-
ways which would be in a way like side streets.
The passing time for going from one class
to another is two minutes. Have you ever
tried going from the basement floor to the top
floor in two minutes? If you haven't, try it
sometime. It is very good for the nerves as
well as for leg muscles. Of course there are
students coming out of doorways to get into
your way, but thatis O.K. just pretend you're
a ghost and squeeze by them. XfVhen you are
through with the struggle, you are about to put
your foot over the threshold and the bell rings
and you are given a half hour's detention by
some person who just loves to hand them out.
DOROTHY PERRY, '55
NATURE'S ASSORTED COLORS
The leaves were beautiful in the fall, with
red, orange, brown and yellow predominat-
ing. To me, outside of spring, fall has always
been the most beautiful season of the year.
The manual labor of raking these falling
friends of ours is never bothersome, because
many times after stopping to pick up these
beautiful shapes and colors, I remember the
forgotten years with their forgotten leaves.
This array of color is hidden when the
white of the snowflakes sets in. I find myself
filled with emotion when I look upon the fall
of leaves and think of the sudden arrival of
winter. My thoughts are of Nature and Her
wonderful power to change at will her coats
of many colors. Even though trees and shrub-
bery are heavily laden with this new visitor,
they seem to change in form with their nat-
ural browns still remaining prominent under
their branches. It is different nowg in sum-
mer their loving arms used to reach for the
full glory of the heavens: complete with all
the colors of the rainbow, eagerly make their
appearance. Vtfinter is over, leaves will not
fall again for many months. The cycle of color
is never identical through the years, for there
are always new, fascinating ideas of blending
to be combined with the old. Nature has more
than added to her share of loveliness and wid-
ened our knowledge and over imagination
with her thoughtful color scheming. -
. JUDITH GAFNEY, '54
THE ABHIS 19
Abington 41 - Randolph 0
Abington won her first game with the sen-
sational score of 41 to Rando1ph's 0. The
Green 1fVave's outstanding ball carriers in this
game were Dick Devlin, who scored two T. D's
and accounted for a large yardage gain, Char-
lie Soper, who also scored two T. D's, and
Bob Peterson, who scored one T. D. Outstand-
ing linemen were Captain Gordon Bates, Dave
Sprague, X'Vally Lindquist, and Bill Derochea.
Ralph Thompson was successful for live
Barnstable 14 - Abington 7
A 15-yard penalty - too slow on a punt and
too long on a pass - caused the speedy Barn-
stable lads to ruin Abington's chances of win-
ning or even scoring a tie. Soper sccred the
six points and Thompson split the uprights
for the extra points.
Hingham 13 - Abington 0
Abington owed her second loss to I-lingham,
the score being 13-0. Sauna, Soper and Devlin
made some good runs, but they were no match
for the nifty Hingham team. Dan Lynch,
1'Val1y Lindquist and Gordon Bates were ex-
cellent on defense.
Stoughton 25 - Abington 0
An exceptionally strong Stoughton team
whipped the Green Mlave 25-0. Bob Klim for
Stoughton was a star performer.
Abington 6 - Plymouth 0
Abington managed to break its losing streak
ol' three straight losses with this win ol' 6-0
over Plymouth. Thanks to Fullback Charlie
Soper. the 'li points were in Abington's favor.
Penalties and fumbles marred the game for
any higher gain in score. Outstanding players
were Devlin, Soper, Brady, Bates, Greenough,
Lindquist and Bowden.
Abington 55 -Bridgewater 13
A great game and tremendous score which
really swamped Bridgewater 55-13 making
Coach Pastuszak really beam with pleasure!
T. D's were scored by Dick Devlin QED, Fresh-
man "Tony" Mahoney QQQ, Soper 111, Brady
flj, and Peterson Qlj. Ralph Thompson made
7 points for splitting the uprights successfully.
All turned in a terrific performance.
Rockland 18 - Abington 0
Abington really lost a heartbreaker to its
old rival Rockland with the score of 18-0. The
game was played on a muddy Rockland field.
Credit is really due to the terrifically strong
Blue and 1'Vhites and the outstanding players:
Gerry VValls, Leo Flannery and Fred Wood-
bury. For Abington defense Lindquist, Bow-
den and Bates were great and although Soper
and Devlin tried hard they just couldn't score.
Canton 33 - Abington 13
Undefeated Canton rode over the Green
1'Vave '33-13. Canton is one of the top school-
boy teams in Eastern Massachusetts.
Abington 14 -Whitman 6
The Abington boys came through victorious
over their neighbors, 1'Vhitman, 14 to 6, on
"Turkey Day." It was a rugged battle from
beginning to end, but the Green Wave Enallly
toppled the stubborn Red and Blaek to give
Coach Pastuszak a last game's win. Lynch
and Soper scored the two T. D's and Ralph
Thompson kicked the two conversion points.
Devlin, Bowden, Bates and Torrey gave ex-
cellent performances. Outstanding lor the riv-
als were Clark, Derosier, Perron and Nunar.
PATRICIA BENSON, '52
KEY TO "WHO SAID THAT?"
1. Mike Sauna
51. Mrs. Goodspeed
. Cynthia Butters
. . Chuck Nesbitt
li. Dave Torrey
7. Bill Derochea
S. Mary -Ioan Coughlan
9. Danny Lynch
10. Indy Gaffney
11. Bob Dennis
12. -Ioan Anderson
13. Pete Peterson
14. 'Ianis Lane
15. Mary Lynch
16. Coach Pastuszak
17. "Champ" Doughty
18. Miss Cummings
19. Martha DeCosta
20. Pat Benson
JOANNE REYNOLDS, '52
A FORMULA FOR FOOTBALL
I wonder il' you fans ever lend a thought
To the endless effort and training that brought
An ultimate victory to close the season.
lf you have not please listen, for here is the
The fact, usually lost, amidst the tumult,
Is that you miss the work and see, only, the
The result of experience, plus youth and Ere,
Times courage and staminag divide the entire
Equation by pride and subtract the mistakes.
The difference, my friends, equals all that it
The hardest part isn't a savage block
Or vicious tackle, blow, or hard knock.
Mlhat really spills you ofl your feet
Is the withering brand that spells defeat.
For, while muscle or brains play an important
Defeat in anything takes its share of heart.
Rickman DEVLIN, '52
THE. ABHIS 21
SCHOOL DAY TRIBULATIONS
School! Boy, do I hate that word! I can
never get a night's sleep anymore. After
watching T. V. 'till midnight, I stagger into
my room, banging my shins, tripping over the
footstool, and breaking a lamp. Climbing into
bed with my clothes on, I am no sooner asleep
than I am shaken awake. There, beside my bed
stands a gorilla. Yelling, I duck under covers.
Upon peeking out, I see that is only my father.
My eyes have deceived me again. "Wadda
want?" I ask disgustedly.
"Get out of bed and get those clothes off!"
"O'kay, O'kay," I yell. "I'm not deaf."
"Sometimes I wonder," he says under his
Finally I flop into bed for the last time and
doze off to sleep.
The next morning I awoke to the cheerful
voice of my mother quoting an old saying,
"Rise and shine." Falling out of bed, I stagger
to the kitchen where my mother tells me I
have fifteen minutes to get to school. I'm off
like a shot. Rounding a corner close to sixty
miles an hour, whom should I meet but my
dear little brother. There is a loud crunch.
As I pick myself up off the floor I reply, "Boy!
Has that kid got a hard head!"
I get dressed and arrive at school just as the
During the first two periods I manage to
keep myself awake with a struggle. Suddenly
I get a brilliant idea and put a package of
gum into my mouth and start chewing away.
just then the teacher catches sight of my mov-
ing jaws and yells, "Hey you, take -an hour
detention." Of course I can't be impolite, so
I answer, "Thanks," After a little while longer
my gum is good and sticky, so taking it out, I
stick it on my eyelids to aid in keeping myself
awake. After getting three more detentions I
end my school day and trot down to detention.
After that ordeal is over I thumb a ride
home and start all over again.
GEORGE FARQUHAR, '55
GETTING INTO ACTIVITIES
I think joining activities is very good for a
pupil. It helps everyone all round to know
one another. It teaches us to get along with
our enemies as well as our friends.
Belonging to activities helps the shy ones,
by drawing them into a group of other young
people. It teaches them leadership and helps
them to forget to be self-conscious when speak-
ing before a group.
Being members of various activities teaches
the popular pupils to help the shy ones who
are slow at standing up and speaking to a
group, but who otherwise, probably have just
as good ideas as the popular ones.
All in all, I think activities are a very nice
thing as long as they don't run away with the
ADELAIDE SPENARD, '55
WHAT DOES AMERICA MEAN
America, the land of opportunity! As chil-
dren we take advantage of the freedom we
have. How would you like to spend one week
behind the Iron Curtain? I am sure you
would be glad to come back home and that
after returning you would give the oppor-
tunities offered here more thought. As citizens
of this great country we have the right to vote
and to go to Boston or Brockton without first
getting a card signed by the Chief of Police in
our town. Editors say what they believe about
the rackets in the United States and fight with
the Police Department.
I am sure if the people in the Iron Curtain
could vote freely there would be peace in the
world. Stalin wants all of Europe anti then
the United States and then all the other coun-
tries. He isn't getting enough power. Caesar,
Napoleon, Mussolini, and Hitler all tried to
conquer the world. No one will ever rule the
world but the one who made it and that is
The Stalius and Hitlers and other big time
operators will never get enough power to suit
them. The communists tried to take over
Korea in a sudden attack, but when American
troops with spirit and the thought of freedom
for all fought and died for our country we
knew that they were heroes in the eyes of all
If we take advantage of school and freedom
and the right to vote we can stop Stalin and
his communist friends. Instead of fooling in
school we should study and go on to college
and make something of ourselves so that
people will look up and follow us. Don't let
anyone tell you whom to vote for. You have
a mind of your own. IfVhy don't you use it?
LEO DoNovAN, '55
Menard, jeweler, VVhitman
George H. Tower, Inc.
Floyd's Hot Dog Stand
john XM Coleman
F. G. Hale and Sons
Carroll Cut Rate, Rockland
Bay State Ice Cream Co.
Old Town Fish Market
Regal Bowling Alleys
M. F. Thayer, Dry Goods
Skyway Motors, Inc.
Slattery Insurance Agency
Skehan's Esso Station
john Matheson, Inc.
Home Town Cleaners
Frank's Pastry Shoppe, YVhitman
Whit-Bell jewelers, lfVhitman
john and Ed Franey
Dorothy Ann Specialty Shop
Stoddard Oil Service
jeanne's Fish and Chips
Bemis Drug Co., Inc.
Sealtest Ice Cream
Tomniy's Shoe Repair Shop
The Golden Slipper
Abington Fruit Company
A. C. Freeman, Inc.
North Abington Public Market
E. j. Rourke Coal and Oil Co.
Pulver's Taxi - Rockland l9l6
Rockland Hardware and Paint
NVee and Teens, Rockland
Ann and Gerry Beauty Salon
Allison Beauty Shop
Edwin H. Hall, Bernat Yarns
Rosen Furniture Company, X'Vh
Little New Yorker
johnny's Barber Shop
XViner's Hardware Store
George D. Wheatley, Inc.
H. Tetreault, jewelers
Karl Crook Motor Company
Sallyis Dress Shop
Reed Lumber and Coal Compa
Abington YfVayside Furniture
Abington Textile Machinery Works
Mr. and Mrs. XfVilliam j. Hickey
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Goody
Mrs. Louise Reardon
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