Amherst Regional High School - Goldbug Yearbook (Amherst, MA)
- Class of 1931
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HEj9rernost purpose gf the 1931
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ing jirrn the peopfe, the efvents, and the
spirit gf Amherst Hzgh School ehtring
the sehoolbyeor M1930 ana' 1931.
In choosing o thernejnr ottr oooh
we ho-ve gone hoeh to those hola'pz'rotes
who were the treczsnre seehers of the
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Eng will profve ez rea! treosttre to yon
who reoo' its pages.
Isabel Clara Field
UR friena' ana' teacher, throagh
earnest ana' patient instraotion,
throagh generoas syrnjoathby, ana' throagh
inspiring Zeaaiershilo, has won oar respect ana'
W ith a alesire that this rnay carry sorne
portion gf oar aloloreoiation, the Class of 1931
ajjeotionategf a'ea'ioates this oooh to her.
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Ralph W. Haskins, Principal and Head of Mathematics Department. The
school unanimously Wishes to congratulate Mr. Haskins for the splendid and effi-
cient Way in Which he has managed the school during the past year.
Hilda M. Allen, Household Arts. No teacher's skill is more Widely appreciated
than Miss Allen's. For it is she Who feeds us hungry students.
Lucile F. Baker, Head of English Department. Miss Baker has been one of
our most loyal supporters in every Way. No one has been more Willing to help us.
Alice W.Churchill, Head of Modern Language Department. As Miss Churchill,s
students sail through college French with Hying colors, they look back and thank
her for their success.
Isabel C. Field, Head of History Department. Our dedicating this book to
Miss Field shows how much We appreciate her good Work. And do We like her
Charles E. Foth, History. Mr. Foth has done much to make the Dramatic
Club a success this year. His ability is also shown by his endless knowledge of
Marion Giles, English. Miss Giles' first year here has been indeed successful.
We all like her friendly smile and her earnest manner of teaching.
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Kenneth L. Goding, Chemistry, Physics. Mr. Goding has the unique task of
preventing explosions and other calamities. We certainly were thrilled during his
play in assembly.
Irene E. Hale, Head of Commercial Department. Miss Hale has proved a
painstaking instructor. The boys try to jolly her, but do they succeed?
Emil E. Keiler, Manual Training. Mr. Keiler has a knack of making boys of
all ages enthusiastic about handicraft.
Stacey A. Krasnecki, Science, Household Arts. We consider Miss Krasnecki a
model chaperone. She has helped make our parties jolly by her presence.
Donald S. Lacroix, Biology, General Science. We like Mr. Lacroix because
instead of being a dignified teacher, he is a friendly, sociable advisor.
Burnham L. Paige, Mathematics. We enjoy Mr. Paige's classes because of his
ability to make work interesting. The boys find him a jolly companion.
Anne K. Pewatka, Clerk. Miss Pewatka's knowledge of office work has aided
Mr. Haskins considerably this year. It surely takes a cool head to direct the flood
that pours into the office after school.
Edith L. Pinnick, Physical Education for Girls. Miss Pinnickls year was cut
short by an unforeseen illness. We extend to her our sincere hopes for her com-
M. Donald Plummer, Head of Arts Department. In teaching us to appre-
ciate the fine art of drawing, Mr. Plummer has made room 21 into an interesting
Lillian M. Prendergast, Latin, French, History. Teaching French and Latin
to young people is no easy task. Yet Miss Prendergast is a real friend of her students.
Arthur G. Pyle, English. Mr. Pyle has shown us that he is very efficient in
various activities. Tennis, hockey, debating and Hi-Y work are his hobbies.
Harry C. Swift, Mathematics. No matter how busy he is, Mr. Swift can
always take a few minutes to help us out of our numerous difficulties.
Dorothy E. Ricker, Latin. hfiss Ricker coached the Senior Class Play so well
that the cast fully expects to be playing on Broadway soon. L
Marc Tarlow, Head of Music Department. We want to congratulate Mr.
Tarlow for making us sing the school song in the way it should be sung. We'll
recommend him as a gym teacher, too.
Bertha S. Wickman, Commercial Subjects. If you can get away with anything
in Miss Wickmanas classes, we congratulate you. Yet outside of school we know
she's lots of fun.
George E. Williams, Physical Education for Boys. Mr. Williams combines
good sportsmanship with good playing in a manner that wins ball games.
Nobler and better than all other schools, Amherst, oh here's to you.
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JOHN PRENTICE HOWE
Dedham, Nlass., January 31, 1914.
Future: Amherst College.
President 2, 4, Gold Bug Staff CEditor-inChiefj, Graphic
Staff CASS. Editorl 3, 4, Football 1, 3, Varsity 2, 4,
Basketball 1, 2, 3, Class 4, Baseball CMgr.D 3, Junior
Play Qimmy McBrideD, Prize Speaking 3 QWinnerD,
Hi-Y CCharter Memberl 3, QPres.l 4, Debating 2, 3,
Student Council 2, 4, Pro Merito 4, Senior Reception
Com. 3, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, Varsity Club 4.
The list of responsibilities we have given him shows that
we love to follow John's successful leadership.
Jud is versatile. He's a student, an athlete, an orator,
and an editor. We all know his delicious sense of humor,
and many of us are aware of his under-current of serious
thought. His active idealism stirs our deep admiration.
CHARLES RICHARD GREEN
Amherst, Mass., October 4, 1913.
Future: Univ. of N. H.
President 3, Vice-Pres. 4, Gold Bug Staff CBusiness Mgr.D,
Graphic Staff 3, 4, CAthletics Editorj, Dramatic Club
CCharter Memberl 1, 2, 3, 4, Interclass Play Contest 4,
Stamp Club 2, Football 1, 2, Class 1, 2, Basketball squad
1,2, Class 3, 4,CVarsity Manager? 3, Baseball 1, 2, A.H.S.
A.A. 1,2, 3, Junior Play CFreddie and Business Managerlg
Student Council 3, 4, Orchestra 1, 2, Glee Club 1, 2,
Junior Dance Com. 3, CChairmanD, Senior Reception
Com. 3 CChairmanD, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Hi-Y CCharter
memberj 3, 4, Varsity Club 4, Tennis Team 4.
Dick is an all-round boy. No one has been more prom-
inent than Dick in managing the business of the class
during our High School years. His earnest and capable
work as business manager of the Gold Bug is appreciated
by us all.
HELEN ELIZABETH RANNEY
Derry, N. H., November 4, 1913.
Future: North Adams Normal School.
Sec. and Treas. 4, Girls' Club 1 CSecretaryl, 2, 3, 4, Girls'
Basketball 1, 4, Junior Play Uulia Pendletonl, A.H.S.
A.A. 1, 2, 3, Chorus 1, 2, 3, Tennis 2, 3, 4.
Have you seen those dimples of Polly,s? If you haven't,
you want to. It won't take long to get a chance either, for
she's always smiling.
They say the best way to learn is to' ask questions.
Polly must agree. At any rate she makes good use of this
principle. What's her hobby?-Why, that's Bobby.
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JANE CONSTANCE ARMSTRONG
San Juan, Porto Rico, July 22, 1913.
Future: Smith College.
Girls' Club 4, Debating 4, Creative Club 4.
If you ever feel blue, go to Jane. She'll have you laugh-
ing in a jiffy. If you have never been one of the little
group around her at recess, you have missed a lot of good
fun. Jane is a most convincing debater, tool We wish
that We might have had her companionship all our four
MARJORIF. MARY ATKINS
South Amherst, Mass., February 11, 1914.
Future: Wheaton College.
Graphic Staff 4 CPoetry Editorjg Girls' Club 1, 2, 3,
Dramatic Club 3,Junior Play CMiss Pritchardj,Orchestra
1, 2, fConcert Mistressl 3, 45 String Quartet 3, 45 Chorus
2, 3, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
When it comes to poetry Marge is the genius of the class.
This hobby has gained her the position of poetry editor
of the Graphic. We have learned not to be surprised if she
passes us a note asking what rhymes with "gloaming".
You can begin Watching for a book entitled "Songs of
South Amherst" by Marjorie Atkins.
TESSIE MARY BAGDON
Sunderland, Mass., April 25, 1913.
Girls' Club 4, Girls' Basketball 15 Chorus 1, 2, 3.
Tessie is one of the girls who can be depended upon to
make the most of her school work. Ample proof of her
faithfulness is given by the fact that she is a member of
the Pro Merito Society and is often on the Honor.Roll.
The teachers say We need more like her.
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ANNIE JOSEPHINE BARBER
Potomac Manor, West Virginia, February 25, 1913.
Future: Bay Path.
New Salem 1, 2, 3.
Annie joined our class just this year. However, we have
discovered in this short time that she is brilliant and
sweet and she is a big addition to 1931. Coming from out
of town every day she has not been able to participate in
outside school activities, but we know she would have
been a booster if she could have been with us more.
RoBERTA LEVGRA BENsoN
West Franklin, Maine, April 18, 1914.
Dramatic Club 3, 4, Interclass Play Contest 3, Creative
Club 4, Chorus 1, 2, 3, Glee Club 1, 2, A.H.S.A.A. 2.
Bert's stories and essays have pleased us as well as de-
lighted the teachers. Her writings reliect her frankness,
humor and originality. When the Gold Bug needed assis-
tance it was Bert who gladly helped us along. It is this
willingness to help which has made her so well liked.
YVETTE VENISE CECELIA BOURGEOIS
Montreal, Canada, August 31, 1911.
Future: Telegrapher.. .
Gold Bug Stall CTypistH', Graphic Staff 4 fTypistD, Girls
Club 1, 3, 4, Junior Play CGladiolaD, Chorus 3, A.H.S.
A.A.i 1, 2. 9
Yvette is the sunshine maker of our class. Also she has
a plucky disposition which makes us glad she is one of us.
On various committees she has proved a willing helper.
And when we want music Speed can certainly make a
Nuke," hum. Here's to our sunshine!
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ROBERTA ELIZABETH BOURNE
Amherst, Mass., April 29, 1913.
Future: Middlebury College.
Graphic Staff 4 QEssay Edjg Girls' Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Creative
Club 4, Dramatic Club 3, 4, Pro Merito 4, Girls' Basket-
ball 1, 3 CCapt.1, 4, junior Play QMamieDg Glee Club
2, 3, Tennis 1, 2, 3,CChairmanl,4g Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4,
A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
Bert is small, but she can do a lot. Her range includes
music, schoolwork and sports. Her industrious study has
Won her a place in the Pro Merito Society, and her athletic
ability has made her most important to the basketball
Bert's unique giggle when she sees something amusing
sets the whole class laughing. '
ROBERT SAMUEL BROWN
Amherst, Mass., December 6, 1911.
Future: Smith School.
A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2.
Bob is the big, friendly fellow who is interested in
mechanics of all sorts. Nothing seems to worry him, not
even the teachers.
After school We often see him out in his backyard tink-
ering. And Bob has us all beaten when it comes to flying
DOROTHY MAY CLEVELAND
Amherst, Mass., December 23, 1912.
Girls' Club 1, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 35 Chorus 1, 2, 3.
Dot is unassuming in her manner. This does not mean
that Dot is a quiet, retiring, little mouse. No, indeed.
just watch her bat a baseball into left field, or sink baskets
from the center of the floor. She excels in both sports.
Dot's chums find her a loyal, true friend.
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HAROLD EDWARD CONRAD
Boston, Mass., September 14, 1913.
Stamp Club 2, Tennis Team CMgr.l 4.
Connie is one of the best known fellows in school. His
Hwisecracksu and his funny whistling are familiar to every-
one. If Biscuit can't fix things up in P. O. D. Class, Connie
will. In gym Connie is famous for his shots at the wrong
basket Qand they always go inl.
JAN ET MERRILL COOK
Holyoke, Mass., May 15, 1914.
Future: Mount Holyoke College.
Graphic Staff 4 CNews and Featureslg Dramatic Club
fCharter memberl 1, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Pro
Merito 3, 4, Junior Play CMrs. Pendletonlg Debating
1, 2, 4, QSec.l 3, Creative Club 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3,
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4g Tennis 1, 2, 3, 4, Salutatorian.
jan loves debating and public speaking. She makes
such fine talks we wonder if she doesnlt play Demosthenes
and practice with a pebble on her tongue at home.
She's a consciencious student and very faithful to any-
thing she undertakes. She has a strange mixture of in-
tersts, i. e.: world affairs, walking, literature, and dogs.
WARD RAYMOND COOK
North Amherst, Mass., July 31, 1911.
Varsity Football 3, 45 Class Basketball 1, 2, 4, Varsity
Baseball 2, 3, 4, Interclass Play Contest 3g Chorus 2, 4,
A.H.S.A.A. 25 Varsity Club 4.
Cookie is certainly a live wire. When he feels like playing
Will Rogers even the teachers can,t help laughing. Biscuit
is a good athlete, especially in baseball. And at a party
or dance, you are sure to find Cookie a courteous and
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RALPH LINCOLN COOLEY
Amherst, Mass., February 12, 1914.
Class Football 1, 2, Class Basketball 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A.
1, 25 Chorus 4.
Cy is one of the lucky boys in the class. He really does
cut up but if the teacher catches him fooling he looks so
innocent that he is dismissed Without a lecture. Cy was a
big help to our class basketball team. There are rumors
that he is an excellent horseman.
PHYLLIS ELIZABETH CORRY
Amherst, Mass., November 15, 1913.
Gold Bug Staff QArt Editorjg Graphic Staff 4 CArt Depart-
mentj, Dramatic Club QCharter memberj 1, 3, 4,
Junior Play QSally McBrideD, Senior Dance Com. 4i
Grchestra 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Girls' Basketball
2, 4, Girls' Club 1, 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Chorus
2, 3, 4.
Phyl's cleverness has been prominent in many ways.
Her skill at the piano has often eased the dispairing Mr.
Tarlow. The cuts in the Gold Bug are examples of her
drawing. And lucky is the lad who accompanies her to a
P M dance for she likes the boys and the boys like her.
HELEN PATRICIA DAVIS
Amherst, Mass., December 18, 1913.
Future: Northampton Commercial College.
Dramatic Club QCharter memberj 1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Club
1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Basketball 2, 3, 4, A.I'I.S.A.A. 2, 3, Inter-
' class Play Contest 2, 45 Junior Play Q Katejg Tennis
1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Club Dance Com. CChairmanDg Junior
Dance Com. CChairmanD, Senior Reception Com.
CChairmanjg Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 2, 3.
Pat's middle name is "pep." Her peppiness makes her
very popular with both the boys and the girls. She is very
fond of athletics and is a charming dance partner. She has
L a great deal of dramatic ability and has shown it many
I times on the Amherst High stage.
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ALTON EARL DORRELL
Chicopee, Mass., January 19, 1911.
A.H.S.A.A. l, 2, 3.
Peanut is the fellow Mr. Williams depends on to help
carry our athletes to out-of-town games. Peanut likes to do
this for it involves driving his "Chevy". And he certainly
is good at driving that car.
But Peanut is at his best when he is entertaining some
admiring girl. Such popularity must be deserved.
MARY PRENTISS EVERSON
Holyoke, Mass., March 11, 1913.
Girls' Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Basketball 1, 2, Tennis 1, 2,
Glee Club 1, 2, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2.
We all like good times, but Mary especially enjoys good
fun. That is, fun outside of school. Tennis is a great hobby
of hers, and she's certainly a success in it. You'd better
think twice before you say "ready" for her serves.
Those laughing eyes are bewitching at times, Mary.
CORNELIA FRANCES FOLEY
Worcester, Mass., October 25, 1913.
Future: Mass. State College.
Girls' Club 4, Girls' Basketball 45 Chorus 45 Girls' Club
Dance Com. 45 Tennis 4.
If you step into a class room and hear a soft, whirring
noise, you'll know it's Connie reciting. She makes the
words go a mile a minute. Whether it's on Burke's Speech
or in French Class, she recites in reels.
But Connie's brilliance is not confined to the class-
room, she carries it wherever she goes.
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LYNN RODNEY GLAZIER
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North Leverett, Mass., May 18, 1914.
Future: Middlebury College.
junior Play fParsonslg A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, Class Basketball
3, 4, Baseball 3.
If you would like to know more about the game of
horseshoes, just ask Lynn, and he will tell you all about it.
Lynn is friendly, likes to talk, and would rather get into
an argument with his teacher any time than study. Evi-
dently he believes that experience is more valuable than
MERRILL BERT GLAZIER
Leverett, Mass., june 13, 1912.
junior Play CWyckofflg Baseball 35 Class Basketball 3, 4.
just sit in front of Merrill in a study period and see
what itls like. He rather enjoys kidding people, but if it
weren't for some fun what would A. H. S. be like?
He seemed to enjoy being a trustee for the john Grier
Home in our Junior Play. At least, he offered us some good
entertainment in his white beard, wig, and glasses.
FRANCIS HOWARD GOODNOW
Irvington, New jersey, May 3, 1913.
Gold Bug Staff QAthletics Editorj, Graphic Staff 4 CAdver-
tising Mgrjg Football, Class 1, 2, Varsity 3, 4, Class
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Interclass Play Contest 35 Drama-
tic Club 3, 4, Cheer Leader 3, 4, Chorus 3, A.H.S.A.A.
1, 2, 3, Hi-Y QCharter memberj 3, Vice-President and
Historian 4, Varsity Club QSec. and Treas.l4g Tennis
Team QCapt.j 4.
Here is one of the boys who keeps us yelling at the
basketball games. Franny is at home on the stage, as well
as on the football gridiron.
He is small but "mighty,,' and popular, yes, very pop-
ular with the girls. 'There's always something doing when
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Amherst, Mass., January 16, 1915.
Future: M. I. T.
Class Football 2, Squad 3, Varsity 4, Class Basketball
2, 3, 4, Baseball 2, 3, Prize speaking 2, 4, stamp Club 2
Pres. 3, A.H.S.A.A. 2, 3, Orchestra 3, 4, Varsity Club 4, '
Tennis Team 4.
Kinky has a smile that spreads from ear to ear. When he
isn't going to sleep, he's a brilliant student. His favorite
motto is, "I'll have my sister do it.', He likes chemistry,
mathematics, girls, and sports. Once in a While he forgets
himself and participates in Prize Speaking or other forms
of oratory. '
TITO VINCENT GRANDONICO
Fort Ann, New York, January 1, 1912.
Graphic Staff CWit Edj 3, CLiterary Deptj 4, Dramatic
Club QCharter memberD3,fSec. and Treas.D 2, CVice-Pres.l
1, 4, Debating 1, 2, Interclass Play Contest 4, Class
Football 1, 2, Varsity 3, 4, Class Basketball 1, 2, 4,
A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, Senior Dance Com. QChairmanD 4,
Orchestra 2, 3, Glee Club 1, 2, Junior Dance Com. 3,
Chorus 1, 2, 4.
Hail to our Falstaff, our clown, our jestorl What would
our school be without Tito, his sharp retorts, and clever
puns? The best of it is, he enjoys himself and laughs as
hard as anybody else at his original Witticisms.
He's a fine actor and can do anything in that line from
staging a drunken scene in Room 8 to coaching a play for
CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH GRAVES T
Hadley, Mass., November 25, 1913.
Future: Simmons College.
Graphic Staff CExchange and Alumni Edj 4, Dramatic
Club 1,2, QSecretaryD 3, 4,Interclass Play Contest 3, 4,
Girls" Club 1, 2, 3, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2.
They wrote "Little by Little You're Winning My Heart"
just for Charle. That really is enough to say. Of COUFSC
We could go on to tell how pretty she is, how many lovely
clothes she has, how the boys crowd around her desk, i
how helpful she is on. committees-but what's the use? l
She's won our hearts and that's enough.
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JENNIE MARION GRIBKO
Sunderland, Mass., February 8, 1914.
Girls' Club 4, A.H.S.A.A. 2.
Jennie sets a good example of whole- hearted studying.
n her work and does not drift about as
She is interested i
some of us do. Jennie has a very bad habit of blushing.
l can think of nothing that Jennie has
Yet we certain y
done to blush about.
KATHERINE MARY GRIFFIN
Boston, Mass., June 24, 1914.
Girls' Club 3, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1.
When painstaking work is to be done, you may depend
on Kay to carry it out. Kay's neatness and carefulness
in her Work are especially appreciated by her typewriting
teacher. We are sure that Kay has all the qualities for a
HAROLD RUSSELL HUBBARD
Sunderland, Mass., December 23, 1913.
Football 3, Mgr. 4, Class Basketball 2, 3, 4, Baseball
2, 3, 4, Hi-Y 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 35 Chorus 2, 3, 4
Varsity Club 4.
We'll admit Hub appears indifferent to this trivial thing
called school. But We are certain that few of us have more
fun than Hub does here.
Hub managed our football team nobly. And the way he
manages to look so collegiate at the wheel of his Packard
is also greatly to his credit.
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RICHARD WILLIAM HUBBARD
Sunderland, Mass., December 12, 1913.
Vice-Pres. 1, 3, Gold Bug Staff CAssociate Edj, Graphic
Staff 4, QBusiness Mgr.D, Pro Merito 3, CPres.1 4, Student
Council 1, 4, Junior Play CGriggsD, Hi-Y 4, Debating,
fPres.l 3, 4,Interc1ass Play Contest 3, 4, Dramatic
Club QCharter memberj 3, 4, Football 3, A.I-I.S.A.A.
1, 2, 3, Chorus 1.
Dick is as brilliant as his hair is curly. Acting and
public speaking are his hobbies. A dashing young
lover is his favorite role on the stage but he'd just as soon
play hen-peeked husband or irate father-in-law.
Of course there's no need to mention how he delights
in teasing the girls.
ESTHER MARY JOHNSON
Northfield, Mass., August 9, 1913.
Future: Middlebury College.
Gold Bug Staff QAssociate Ed.D, Graphic Staff CLiterary
Deptj, Girls, Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4,
Tennis 1, 2, 3, 4, Junior Play QOrphanD, Pro Merito
3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3, Chorus 1, 2, 3, Valedictorian.
Esther is a real girl. Her excellent scholastic record is the
result of natural ability and hard work. Watch Es on the
basketball floor, in the Graphic office, or in the Manual
Training room for proof of her varied talents.
Yet there's a mischievous twinkle in her brown eyes and
sometimes she's given a front seat in class.
ROBERT LEO KNIGHTLY
Amherst, Mass., April 24, 1913.
Future: Post Graduate.
Sec. and Treas. 1, Gold Bug Staff fAdv. Mgrj, Dramatic
Club CCharter memberj 1, 2, 3,CPres.D 4, Interclass Play
Contest CManager1 3, 4, Junior Play CStage Mgr.D,
Student Council 4, Junior Dance Com. 3, Senior Recep-
tion Com. 3, Hi-Y 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
If you see a blond gentleman with a brilliant red jacket,
buzzing with plans for a stage setting, and dashing around
the halls generally, it's Leo. Leo is the mainstay of the
He's a good pal,a steady toiler, and "the ginger in the
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ANNIE CECILIA KOSAKOWSKI
"Anne K. K." "Anna"
Amherst, Mass., May 24, 1913.
Future: Zanerian College, Ohio.
Gold Bug Staff CTypistD5 Graphic Staff 4, CTypistD5 Dram-
atic Club, QCharter memberj 2, 3, 45 Girls' Club 1, 2,
CVice-Presidentl 3, CPresidentD 45 Junior Play QMrs.
Semplej5 Student Council 4 CSecretaryD5 Girls' Club
Dance Com. 4 QChairmanD5 Junior Dance Com. 35
Senior Reception Com. 35 Tennis 2, 3, 45 Girls' Basket-
ball 1, 2, 45 A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 35 Stamp Club 35 Chorus
1, 2, 3.
In spite of all Anne has to do she's always ready to do
more. We wager that even when she's asleep she hears the
mimeograph bell and the click-click of the typewriter
keys, for she's A. H. S.'s ollicial typist.
ADALINE BARBARA KUZMISKI
Amherst, Mass., May 1, 1914.
Girls' Club 1, 2, 35 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2.
Adaline is quiet and friendly. These qualities are sure
to be very much appreciated when she becomes a nurse.
Adaline is also a good "sten'og", and she can often be seen
helping some luckless individual with his bookkeeping
balance or economics outline.
KATHERINE LOUISE MACHMER
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Amherst, Mass., August 13, 1914.
Future: Radclille College.
Girls' Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Dramatic Club fCharter member?
1, 2, 3, 45 Prize Speaking 25 Debating 1, 25 Creative
Club 45 Junior Play Qudylg Girls' Basketball 1, 45
Tennis 2, 3, 45 Glee Club 35 Interclass Play Contest 45
Chorus 1, 2, 35 A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
Meet the heroine of our Junior Play! If you know the
Judy of "Daddy Long- Legs", you know Kitty. She's just
as misc-hievous and full of pep as Judy. But that pep
doesn't get her to school on time, and it does get her
into plenty of scrapes.
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EVELYN MARIE MALLORY
North Ferrisburg, Vermont, May 12, 1914.
Future: Mass. State College.
Glee Club 3, 4, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4.
Evelyn sure has pluck and courage. Although she has
had severe illnesses, she trots along cheerfully. She has a
great fondness for jokes and toys. When she doesn't have
a pile of fresh jokes for the physics teacher, she brings a
miniature pussy or a snake.
EUGENIE LUCRETIA MARTIN
Amherst, Mass., October 8, 1913.
Class Sec. and Treas. 2, 3, Graphic Staff 4 QWit Editorj,
Girls' Club 1 QTreas.D, 2, 3, 4, Dramatic Club Ccharter
memberi 1, 2, 3, 4, Junior Play QOrphanJ, Girls' Basket-
ball 1, 2, 4, Interclass Play Contest 3, Student Council
1, 2, 3, Senior Dance Com. 4, Chorus 1, 2, 3, A.H.S.A.
A. 1, 2, 3.
If you want to know the slangiest slang or the latest
joke, go to Gene, and you'll discover why we made her wit
editor of the Graphir. Gene always looks on the sunny
side of life and would give her last penny to help anyone
in need. Did you ever notice how quickly Gene acquires
a new coat? That's her hobby-borrowing coats.
Amherst, Mass., January 7, 1914.
Future: Salem Normal School.
Graphic Staff 4 CClass Reporterlg Girls' Club 1, 2, 3, 4,
Pro Merito 4, Girls' Basketball 1, 2, 4, Dramatic Club
1, 2, Interclass Play Contest 3, Girls' Club Dance
Com. 3, Junior Dance Com. 3, Senior Reception Com. 3,
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4.
Mabel is one of our popular girls. Whenever a successful
party is given, Mabel is responsible for it. Being versatile
she is Pro Merito as well as important in school activities.
Mae is one of our leading typists and we expect soon to
see her nimble fingers typing her way to success.
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ESTHER CATHERINE NORELL
Shutesbury, Mass., July 15, 1913.
Future: Mass. State College.
Girls' Club 1, Girls, Basketball 1, Glee Club 1, 2, Chorus
1, 2, 3, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 3.
Esther offers an excellent example to A. H. S. girls in
modesty and neatness. On many occasions she has saved
the dignity of the Senior Class by reciting when the rest
of us have failed to recite. Thus she's been a stand-by for
both pupil and teacher.
BESSIE GLORIA NOVICK
New York, N. Y., July 13, 1913.
Girls' Club 1, Girls' Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Dramatic Club 25
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4.
Any time that you feel learned and ambitious, find
Bessie, and shelll probe to the very depth of your know-
ledge. Sheis a good conversationalist. Her favorite phrase
is "And then he said-".
Sometimes she gets blue and wonders if it's really Worth
while to grow out her curly locks, but usually she has a
merry, cheery smile.
New York, N. Y., July 10, 1914.
Future: Mass. State College.
Prize Speaking 3, 45 Hi-Y 3, 4, Cheer Leader 3, 4, Inter-
class Play Contest 4, Dramatic Club 1, 4, Stamp Club 2,
Junior Play CButlerQg Glee Club 2, 3, Chorus 3, A.H.S.
A.A. 1, 2, 3.
Julie is very much at home in the limelight. His colorful
orations at Prize Speaking Contests always stir us deeply.
Andpthen when Julie gets up to lead the school song or a
cheer, his efforts are sure to meet with a line response.
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HELEN ELIZABETH PARKER
Hardwick, Mass., August 1, 1913.
Future: Colby Junior College.
Graphic Stalf 4 CArt Ed.D, Dramatic Club 3, CTreas.l 4,
Girls' Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Creative Club 4, Interclass Play
Contest 4, Girls' Basketball 1,2, Glee Club 3, Chorus
1, 2, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
Who is that girl who looks bored with the world? Oh,
that's our Helenl You can interest her though-just
mention a terrier pup or an English movie. And if ever
you want to borrow anything, go to Helen! Even if she has
nothing, sheill share it with you. We Wish she could
share her courage with us, though.
RUTH ARLENE PARKER
Pelham, Mass., August 8, 1914.
Girls, Club 1, 2, Dramatic Club 1, Junior Play CSusieD,
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, A. H. S. A. A.1, 2.
That little girl speaking with a big boy down at the end
of the corridor? Thatis Ruth Parker. But when class
begins you're sure to find her ready for work. Ruth is a
popular passenger on the Shutesbury bus. She probably
wins her place by the ready smile which made her such a
cute orphan in the Junior Play.
GEORGE RAYMOND PEASE
Amherst, Mass., April 14, 1914.
Future: Mass. State College.
Class Basketball 3, 4, Junior Play CAdvertising Mgr.j,
H-iY 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3, Varsity Baseball CMgr.l 4.
Wiggle is good at math. He even corrects the teachers
sometimes. But figures do Worry him down at the ball
field when he can't account for all the numbers in the
We all like Wiggle because of his cheerfulness, his
friendly smile, and his abundance of genuine pep.
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Amherst, Mass., January 13, 1913.
Future: Northampton Commercial College.
Girls, Club 1, 2, 3, Chorus 1, 2, 3, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
The quietest always get the farthest, so We don't need to
worry about our Catherine. She's on her way to
college, and she'll get there, too, because she's the kind
that never loses her patience. And by the way, did you
ever see Catherine lose her self-control? Neither did we!
JOHN HALL PRAY
Amherst, Mass., July 29, 1912.
Future: Mass. State College.
Football 1, Varsity 2, 3, 45 Basketball 1, 2, Varsity 3, 45
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
His friends call him Sleepy. But his aggressive work
at center on the football and basketball teams proved
lively enough for our opponents. Johnny has done well
as an athlete here at school.
As a pastime he puts things together and then goes
riding in an old Ford.
ROBERT ALTON PURNELL
Springfield, Mass., October 29, 1913.
Future: Northeastern University.
Class Basketball 4.
Bob came to join us only in our last year at A. H. S.,
but nevertheless he has fitted in Well to the program of
activities here. He was a great help to us on the basket-
ball team this year, and his handsome countenance is very
noticeable Wherever he happens to be.
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ROBERT SELLECK SCHOONMAKER, AIR.
Philadelphia, Pa., January 7, 1913.
Graphic Staff 3, CReporterDg Football 1, 2, 3, Junior Play
CDadj, Orchestra 1, 2, 3, CPres.l 45 Student Council 4,
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Debating 4.
A rare laugh occasionally breaks the quietness of a
study hall. Who can it be but Bob? For Bob is a real
fun-maker. Still he is business-like. He's very courteous
and he's a good sport. Success will be his we know.
PRISCILLA CAROLINE SHERMAN
Amherst, Mass., October 9, 1911.
Future: Northampton Commercial College.
Girls' Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Basketball 3, Glee Club 1, 2,
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
No wonder we call her Puss, for she is quiet, industrious,
and contented. She is best known to the cooking and sew-
ing classes where flaky pies and stylish dresses are created
easily under her eflicient hands. Certainly her skill in
cooking will be really appreciated as some boy grows older.
GEORGE WALKER SIMMONS, JR.
Norristown, Pa., June 17, 1913.
Future: Mass. State College.
Graphic Staff 3 Clleporterjg Prize Speaking 4, Dramatic
Club CCharter memberl 1, Z, 3, 4, Stamp Club CSec.j 3,
Debating 1, 2, 3, fSec.l 4, Hi-Y CCharter memberj 3,
CSec.l 4, A.I'1.S.A.A. 2, 3.
Doc has established an enviable reputation for his
acting and oratory. Indeed, when he debates, his thunder-
ing speeches are worthy of Daniel Webster himself.
This lad has seen much of the world. He attended the
World Scout Jamborie in England, and his outstanding
4-H Club work has won him a trip to St. Louis.
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STUART PENFIELD STILES
Amherst, Mass., November 20, 1912.
Future: Wesleyan University.
Dramatic Club CCharter memberj 1, 2, 3, 451-Ii-Y 45 Inter-
class Play Contest 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
Stu is successfully ambitious. He alone was able to
take both Latin and Chemistry this year without falling
by the Wayside.
This lad is a very dependable stage manager. When we
have a play and the curtain falls for better, the sceneryj,
it is Stu who is responsible.
CATHERINE THERESA SULLIVAN
Amherst, Mass., July 1, 1912.
Future: Business College.
Girls' Club 1, 2, 45 Girls' Basketball 1, 2, Tennis 1, Chorus
1, 2, 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1.
That little girl rushing down the corridor? Oh, that's
Catherine Sullivan. Cat is a busy little lady and is very
quiet usually. But once in a while she becomes vexed-
and then "Look out, Stuartf,
If diligence leads to success, We are sure that this girl
will do Well in the years to come.
MARY AGNES SULLIVAN
HPatry" " Tony"
Amherst, Mass., April 12, 1914.1
Future: College. - .
Girls' Club 1, 2, 43 Girls' Basketball 15 Tennis 1, Chorus
1, 2, 3, A. H. S. A. A. 1.
Mary is always wearing a different class pin or gold
basketball, thus proving beyond a doubt her popularity.
But her success in the social World does in no way interfere
with her studies Cexcept once in a while in a study halll.
She has a place on the honor roll to prove that.
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BRONEC JULIUS SWATKOSKI
Warsaw, Poland, February 16, 1913.
Future: Mass. State College.
Class Basketball 4, Chorus 45 A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
Bronec is so conservative that we do not appreciate all
his good traits. For instance, we do not think of Benny
as an athlete, but just take a look at those stout muscles
of his! And Bronec has other good qualities, for he is an
all-round scholar and true friend.
VICTOR LARS TIDLUND
Amherst, Mass., September 1, 1913.
Football 1, Varsity 2, 3, 4, Class Basketball 1, Varsity
2, 3, QCapt.l 4, Baseball 1, Varsity 2, 3, CCapt.1 4,
Varsity Club 4, Student Council 4, A. H. S. A. A. 1, 2.
At this time we present to you the outstanding athlete
of our class. The outcome of many a closely contested
game has rested upon Vic's sturdy shoulders.
Vic has his troubles in school along with the best of us,
but in his carefree, good natured way he says, 'cYou can't
keep a good man down.',
ROMAN JOHN TOCZYDLOWSKI
Hadley, Mass., September 5, 1913.
Future: Bay Path.
Football 1, 2 fClassj, 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3, Chorus 3.
Everyone in the class does not know Roman intimately,
but those who do know him may consider themselves
fortunate, for Roman is the sort that makes a good friend.
His friends know that he is generous, for they always take
care to be near at hand when he gets his daily supply of
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AGNES MARION TULENKO
Bayonne, N. J., August 18, 1912.
Girls' Basketball 1: Chorus 1, 2, 35 A.H.S.A.A. 1.
Agnes has a real desire for knowledge and is willing to
put her best effort into getting it. Outside of school and es-
pecially on the bus, she drops her studious decorum and
becomes a cheery, talkative companion. For Agnes and
her chums are a jolly group.
DORIS ELIZABETH VINING
Florence, Mass., February 9, 1911.
Future: Mass. State College.
Girls' Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 15 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4,
A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
In spite of many interruptions in her high school course,
Doris has persevered, and for this reason she deserves
real credit. Ask Miss Hale about Dot's class orations,
and you'll find out that she means to succeed in life as
well as in school. And Where there's a will there's a way,
EDITH HALL WATTS
Amherst, Mass., February 8, 1913.
Girls' Club 1, 2, 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 2, 3.
Edith has a spirit of genuine earnestness. In school she
quietly pursues her studying, in order to be an ellicient
and successful stenographer. Whatever Edith does she
does whole-heartedly. For this reason we all like her.
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Amherst, Mass., May 2, 1914,
Girls' Club 1, 2, Dramatic Club 1, 2, Junior Play CMaidD,
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2.
Dot wins her friends by her prim and courteous manner.
And this same manner certainly enabled her to be a fine
maid in the Junior Play. However thatis only half the
story for behind scenes she cooly helped us in our ex-
OLIVER ELLIOT WOLCOTT
Amherst, Mass., June 17, 1912.
Gold Bug Staff CAssociate Edj, Varsity Football 1, 2, 3, 4,
Class Basketball 3, 4, Hi-YC Charter memberj 3, CSec.l 4,
Interclass Play Contest 4, Cheer Leader 3, 4, Chorus
1, 2, 3, Varsity Club QVice-Pres.j 4, A.H.S.A.A. 1, 2, 3,
Dramatic Club 4, Tennis Team 4.
Ollie has had a Worried look lately. Perhaps We've given
him too much to do. You see he's such a dependable fellow
that he is always kept busy.
Besides being a football star and cheer leader, Ollie can't
be beaten as a collector of rare baby pictures
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According to the Faculty
John Howe ......
Roberta Bourne. .
John Howe ......
Esther Johnson. . .
Richard Hubbard .... .....
Esther Johnson. . .
Victor Tidlund. . .
Helen Ranney. . . .
Robert Purnell. . .
Phyllis Corry ....
Tito Grandonico. .
Janet Cook ......
Jane Armstrong. .
Phyllis Corry ...... .....
Tito Grandonico. . ..... . . .
John Howe ....... .....
Helen Ranney. .. .. .....
Richard Green. . .
Marjorie Atkins ..... . . .
Raymond Cook. .
George Pease ....
Richard Green. . .
John Howe .....
Martin Gowdey ..... . . .
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Mort Popular Girl.
Most Popular Boy.
Bert All-round Girl
Bert All-round Boy .... . .... John Howe
Mott Brilliant Girl. . . . . . . . .
Moyt Brilliant Boy
Mort Athletic Girl ..... .....
Mort Athletic Boy.
Beit Looking Girl. .
Bert Looking Boy .... . .... .
Bext Dancer-Girl .
Moxt Ainbitioux. . .
F ashion Plate ....
Biggeft Kidder. . .
M anlieft ........
Sufeeteft ............. .....
M oft B ufinefs-like .
Orator .... ......... .... .
Actor ...... i . .
Teacher? Trial .... . .... .
B ahy ............... .....
Teacher'5 Pet .,........ .....
Mort Important to Clair. . . . . . .
Sheik ................. .....
Francis Goodnow .... . . .Peppieft .... . . . . .
Raymond Cook. .
John Pray ......
Phyllis Corry. . .
John Pray ......
W ittieft ..,.
Woman Hater ....
Alton Dorrell ..... .... D ude ....... . .
Evelyn Mallory ..........
Katherine Machmer .....
Evelyn Mallory .,.... . . .
Bessie Novick. . .
Richard Green. .
Sunshine . . .
.Drag ..... .......
Scandal Monger. .
Mort Likely to Succeed. . . . . . .
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The fwzior Tidy
URING our momentous Junior year We presented the play, "Daddy
Long-Legs," Written by Jean Xlvebster. hlr. Harold JY. Smart coached us.
The management of the play Was left with R. Leo Knightly, stage
manager, and assistants: Stuart P. Stiles, Oliver E. XVolcott, Bronec Swatkoski,
Harold R. Hubbard, George VV. Simmons, Tito V. Grandonicog C. Richard Green
Was business manager, and George R. Pease Was advertising manager.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Jervis Pendleton, a handy man ...................... ..... D ean N. Glick
James NIcBride, inclined to seek the ladies. . ..... John P. Howe
Cyrus VVyckoff, a dissatisfied old man ....
Abner Parsons, a philanthropic trustee. .
Griggs, a fine secretary ..............
VValters, a faithful valet ................
Judy, Whose cleverness brings her success.
Bliss Pritchard, a very dear old lady .....
. . . .Xlerrill B. Glazier
. . . . . . .Lynn R. Glazier
. . . .Richard XV. Hubbard
........ . . .Julius Novick
. . .... Katherine L. hlachrner
.. . .Klarjorie ll. Atkins
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Mrs. Pendleton, very aristocratic ...........
Julia Pendleton, just a frivolous daughter .....
Sally McBride, a winning young college Miss.
Mrs. Semple, quite a gossiper ...............
Mrs. Lippett, did she have a tem er? ........
.. .. .Janet M. Cook
. . . .Helen E. Ranney
. . . ......... Phyllis E. Corry
. .... Annie C. Kosakowski
p . . . . .... Jennie Liskiewicz
Carrie, a fine maid ............................................ Doris L. Witt
Orphans of the John Grier Home
Freddie Perkins, who stole the sugar .......... ............. C . Richard Green
Gladiola, the willful little helper ..... .... Y Vette C. Bourgeois C
Loretta, a naughty little girl ....... ..... E ugenie L. Martin
Mamie, the cute one ................,..... .... R oberta E. Bourne
Susie, an obedient child ..................... . . .... Ruth A. Parker
Sadie Kate, who stands up for her own rights .... ..... E sther M. Johnson
October 2-First rehearsal, and sooner or later Cmostly laterl everyone arrives.
October 7-Second rehearsal. Laugh not Mrs. Lippett. You are enraged to find
guinea pigs in the bath tub.
8-We're wondering where Cyrus got his voice. Probably he's been to see
old farmers up in Hickville.
0-Jimmie can't seem to catch on to that new tango.
4-Ask Jervis what he thinks about the name, '4Daddy Long-Legs."
6-Are all orphan asylums like this?
-Er-er-er, what comes next, Mr. Smart?
-Watch out, Sallie, Jimmie isnit your real brother.
-Judyis getting used to that love scene and doesn't blush so much, but
it's hard on Jervis.
October 30-Just watch Janet practice using her lorgnette. It,s frightfully funny.
1-4'Judy, you've got to know your part better!"
4-But good Mr. Smart, at this rate you wonlt have any hair left!
6-"The Lord Will Providef,
7-If only Freddie's pants don't split tomorrow night!
8-One lesson we've learned, weak shelac just won't hold mustaches on.
Are you glad it's over, Jervis?
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' FIRST FRESHMEN
T was with considerable self-confidence that we joyfully crowded our
way to the High School bulletin board in September, l927, to find that
our first home room was No. 13. CWhy do they always put,Freshmen
in room l3?Q The serious-faced man in charge of the room satisfied our curiosity
as to his identity thus: "I am a gentleman by the name of Mr. Haskins." After
much trouble and no little embarrassment we began to find our way about from
room to room.
Our first attempt at organization was to elect George Burnett as our class
President. Richard Hubbard was chosen Vice-President and Leo Knightly, Sec-
We enjoyed Ancient History class especially for Miss Field treated us like
intelligent students instead of green Freshmen. This kindly attitude of Miss
Fieldls won our friendship, a friendship we have cherished throughout our High
For the first time in many years the football team was undefeatedgof course
the credit for this was due to the brilliant Freshmen recruits.
We proved ourselves not only "proudest in sports" but "highest in learning,"
for Doris Redman won in the Prize Speaking Contest, and our debating team was
the runner-up in the championship debate. Even at this early period our officers
urged us to pay our dues, for they had heard about the Gold Bug and were planning
to make ours a success. So we finished our first year.
Our Sophomore year, with John Howe as President, Doris Redman, Vice-
President, and Eugenie Martin, Secretary-Treasurer, was a continued struggle
trying to follow the advice that Miss Lingham had given us our Freshman year:
"Whatever you do, don't be as conceited as the present Sophomore Class."
Miss Todd, the exchange teacher from England, was an extremely popular
member of the English department that year.
Our first big project as a class was the program we arranged when Miss Marg-
aret Lenigan, of the Emerson College of Oratory, gave a reading.
We were well represented in the Prize-Speaking Contest for half of the con-
testants were Sophomores. Again our athletes helped make the football team a
success. The girls were not to be outdone for they were awarded second place in
the gym exhibition. We were especially pleased when We defeated our Freshmen
rivals in a close debate.
Richard Green was elected President for our Junior year and proved to be
a very helpful one. Richard Hubbard was Vice-President, and Eugenie Martin,
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The Junior Play, "Daddy Long-Legs" by Jean Webster, was given in Stock-
bridge Hall. The parts were well-taken and the play was a financial success. Our
class distinguished itself dramatically also in the spring class plays when our play
"The Show Actress" was awarded first place.
This year we waited until basketball season to show our brilliance in athletics.
We walked off with the Hampshire League pennant, our class being represented
on the team by 'cFish', and "Teed," now famous veterans.
The Prize-Speaking contest this year was not denied us for John Howe won it
giving as his selection, "The Highwaymani' by Alfred Noyes. And we won the
Now came our turn to show our social gifts for we sponsored both the Junior
Dance, which was a costume affair, and the Senior Reception. This June dance,
different from the usual commencement dance, was held in our own High School
instead of in the Town Hall. The auditorium, halls, and lunch room were beauti-
fully decorated and delicious refreshments were served during the intermission.
It was just great to find ourselves Seniors last September for we had our
choice of lockers and the underclassmen, out of awed respect for us, opened the
doors and allowed us to enter the building first. The only fiy in the ointment was
that we had to walk out first in assembly.
Speaking of assemblies, the first one last fall was a memorable occasion for it
was the first time that Mr. R. W. Haskins presided as Principal. He really did
very well and has improved remarkably since then, especially in that he has stopped
wearing bow ties too frequently. Seriously, we may say, and be assured of the
agreement of all, that, in his unassuming way, he has been a fine principal, as en-
thusiastic as we about our triumphs, patient with our failings, and sympathetic
with our ambitions.
We elected John Howe as our class President and he has proved himself a
gifted leader, steering us away from the rocks on many occasions. Richard Green
as Vice-President and Helen Ranney as Secretary-Treasurer, have worked hard.
In November, when the Arthur Studios came from New York City to take
our pictures, a great phenomenon occurred: Everyone was all dressed up for a whole
week! It must have been a difficult week for the teachers for tense excitement was
felt all the time and somehow Sunday manners had been put on along with Sun-
day clothes and each one was willing that the other fellow should have the pleasure
of reciting first!
The Senior Dance, although few couples attended, was a success, for the
orchestra and decorations were both well chosen.
In the lnterclass Play Contest, the Senior play, "The Ghost Story" by Booth
Tarkington, was the winning one. As a reward, the Dramatic Club ruled that it
should be our entry in the Pawtucket competitive play contest. Miss Dorothy
Ricker, who coached the play, did much to assure its success.
We have enjoyed our four years in Amherst High School and are really sorry
to leave in June. We feel sure that even many years hence, we will look back on
our careers here and exclaim, "What fun we had in Amherst High!"
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HE swinging doors of the Tatler Hotel on 45th Street, New York, just
off Broadway, opened to admit a tall, slender, well-dressed gentleman of
about 40 years. He carried a cane and a paper thrust under one arm.
Having ordered his lunch he sat back and opened the paper. His meal was quickly
d d h started to eat a friend came up and greeted him.
serve ,an as e , .
"Ohl Hello! Join me, wonit you?" he said. "I've had a hard day, meeting
' l and both started to eat Then the
A waiter brought the second man s mea - .
first, glancing at the heading in the paper lying beside the plate of his friend, picked
it up with a start of surprise and scanned the column.
"Say, what do you think of that?'7 he asked his companion, pointing to the
heading on the front column. "Read it. I'll be right back."
He rushed to the telephone and dialed frantically. "Hellol" he said. c'Say,
this is the Ritzy Night Club, isn't it? Well let me speak with the manager, Mr.
Gowdey. Hello! Say, Kinky, this is Dick Green. Yes, well, Ilve got some news
for you. You remember julie Novick. What? How could you forget him? You
know Novick of Amherst High School, made principal a few years ago. Sure,
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thatis him. Well, I just saw it in the paper. He's dead. Committed suicide. Yester-
dayl Found by Robert Purnell, his janitor. You remember Bob Purnell.
HThis is the best part of it, the paper said that he was found by Bob just breath-
ing his last. He said he killed himself because everybody was so impossible, the
pupils so dumb, and the classes so spiritless. He said he would be happy if any of
the classes were half as good as the Class of 1931. He said there wasn't a better
class than that one, and the succeeding classes became worse and worse, until it
was unbearable, so he killed himself. Yes, I'll say it was some compliment for us.
uGreat idea. You get all the ,3l boys that you can and Iill meet you at your
table at ll.l5. Yes,George Simmons is with me now. Illl bring him along. Good-byef'
He hurried back to his friend, who had read the news and was awaiting his
"Well,George, "Dick said, c'Surprising, wasn't it? I just phoned Gowdey. WC,IC
to meet him at his table at the night club about ll.l5. Have to be going now.
I'1l see you later." Dick picked up his paper and was gone.
Three-quarters of an hour later, he was viewing from back-stage a performance
of "Ooh-la-lan, with the manager, Leo Knightly.
"Say, Dick," Leo said, c'I'd like to have you meet one of my swell girls. She
ought to be down in a minute. She's not in the final chorus so she can leave any
time after the second act. Here she is now."
Leo came forward and introduced the two. "Gpal, this is Mr. Richard Green
of Green International Bank, Inc. Dick, this is Opal O'Hara. Have a good timelv
And Leo disappeared. Leo was a good manager.
"Hellol" Opal said pleasantly.
:Really, haven't I seen you somewhere before?,' Dick asked.
Sayf, she countered, 'cThat line was old when I graduated from Amherst
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1 YOU e , was Polly Ranney before 1 changed
At 11.10, Dick and Polly entered the Ritzy Night Club and were conducted
to the manager's table.
"Hello, boys,'? Dick said easily as the men rose upon seeing Opal for rather
Pollyj. u Polly, this rs our host, Martin Gowdy, manager and owner of this night-
club, this as you know, rs Leo Knightlyg this is George Simmons, a rising writer,
who has contributed three excellent stories to the 'fTrue Story Magazine", and
here is George Pease, employed by Puffalot Cigarette Co., to model for the future
shadow, changed hasn't heg and here is Bob Brown, a noteworthy aviator, who is
contemplating a trrp rn a new airship of his own invention to Mars, Jupiter, and
Venus. Boys, this IS Opal O'Hara from the chorus of 'Ooh-la-la', however she is
better known to us as 'Polly' Ranneyf'
'cHowdy, boys," Polly said. "Glad to see you all."
After greetings were over, they sat down and turned to Dick. "Say," said
Bob, "How did you get this news about old Julie. 1 haven't seen it in any of the
"No,?, Dick answered. "You see 1 have a life subscription to the Amherrt
Record and it was in that, that I saw the news. 1 thought we ought to get the
addresses of all the '31'ers and send them to Johnnie so that he can send that
Record to them "
Yeh' said Polly But who s ohnnre?
ohnnre Howe, 1 mean he s editor of the Amherft Record, now, you know
Reallv? Martin was surprised Dick, suppose you get all the names and
addresses and send them to ohnnre Got paper and pen?
Dick drew out his pen and took the paper George Simmons offered him, then
he wrote busily I ve got all of you Know anyone else s address?
Sure, Polly said Pat Davis, you remember her, she s teaching school in
Pumpkrnvrlle unctron Says she loves rt too Oh yes anet Cook has gone rn
for Marathon Dancing she and her partner Harold Conrad, have won two con
tests already, and they re warming up for another out rn Los Angeles
No what happened? Bob wanted to know
He has gone to Russia You know he was a great influence rn having the
prohibition law passed rn France and Spain and now he s going to try to stop the
Russians from drinking We ought to be proud of him George finished dramatically
Oh by the way, has anybody something to drink around here? Polly asked
Martin drew forth a bottle of Ginger Ale and filled some glasses
Thanks' said Polly I was awfully thirsty Bye the bve Annie Kosak
owskr now Anne de la Koske has set up a modrste establishment on Sth Avenue
It s a very fashionable place
Say, Bob Brown rnterupted Do you remember ean Martin? The girl
with the wavy light hair and with all the pep?
Sure Dick remembered She was a nice kid
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scandals at school, don't you? Now she's set up a detective bureau and she's
getting along pretty well." . .
"Astounding things do happen, don't they?,' Dick said. "By the way, Polly,
do you remember Bob Schoonmaker?"
"just faintly," Polly answered. 'cThe last I heard he and Ollie Wolcott and
' l' B . Circus as aerial-
Jane Armstrong had formed a troup and were with Ring 1ng ros
artists and tight-rope walkers. Making quite a hit, I guess.
' W re had the floor.
"Gee I should think they would. George Pease once mo
"Does anyone know what Ray Cook is doing?"
' ' , ' ' B' b 'ness I hear."
"Sure," Dick said. "He s selling Fords in Shutesbury. ig usi
George Simmons went on, "Marjorie Atkins is Robert Frost s private secre-
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tar . She writes all his poems for him and draws in a lg sa a y. y
Robert Frost's isn't, it?,'
"Yes," Dick agreed. He was busily writing.
"W it it reat in last election that Bert Benson was elected to the Senate.
Another great honor for A. H. S.," Dick said enthusiastically. "Did you know that
Y tte is her best typist. Types all her speeches. Great Job!"
Polly spoke up again, "I hear Phyllis Corry is composing music for the talkies.
And wasn't Dick Hubbard's last picture just great. I think heis wonderful. You
know, lot's of the girls in the chorus write to himli'
"Did ou know 'i Dick added, "that Vic Tidlund, who's catcher for the Philadel-
phia Nitwits,is going to make a big player soon? He's a good hitter and can run
very fast. Great guyf,
Dick began to chew his pencil. "Has anybody else any old A. H. S. acquaint-
"Don't know of any," said Polly yawning, "except that Es Johnson went
out for the U. S. Amateur Women's Tennis Championship, but was eliminated
rather early. Too bad."
"I don't know of any others," George Simmons said, rising. "Believe I'd
better be running along. Itis quite late."
"Well,,' Martin said. c'Sorry to have you go?
Bob rose to leave and then the others followed his example, each going his
own way, after renewing old friendships and learning of old classmates and their
Clair W ill
E, the members of the Class of 1931, being to all appearances of sound
and cultured mind, and feeling duly appreciative and grateful to
those who have with necessary persistence led us through four years
of SUPPOSCCUY concentrated study, do on this sixteenth day of June bestow, be-
queath, and will the following:
'go Haskins-A compass wherewith he may trisect angles to his heart's content.
O MISS Field--An eversharp pencil with which to record the names of pupils
caught sinning in Room 9,
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To Mr. Williams-Special delivery stamps that he may get the baseball letters
here on time.
To Miss Hale-A l
taking and particular as we have been.
arge group of new Freshmen who will endeavor to be as pains-
To Miss Pewatka-Plans for an ideal arrangement of furniture in the oflice. This
will avoid the confusing house-moving which we have witnessed in the past.
To Miss Ricker-The well worn Latin books of our few adventurous classmates
who have been bold enough to study the language of the Romans.
To Mr. Keiler-Plans for the construction of elevators and escalators in suitable
parts of the High School.
To the Class of 1932-Our great and honorable position as Seniors with the hope
that they may make use of it even as we have.
To the Class of 1933-The expectancy of some day filling those places that we
To the Class of 1934-An even greater wisdom than has ever been characteristic
of Sophomores before.
To the Class of 1935-Our ability to be nonchalant in life's minor tragedies, and
our beloved Maroon and Gold.
To the Graphic ofiice-A lock for the door that shall keep from there all lounge
To Room 9-A new unabridged Webster's Dictionary with a wearever cover.
To Amherst High School-An abundance of prosperous and happy years.
To Geraldine Guest-Just a touch of Catherine Powers' shyness.
To Thelma Madden-Marjorie Atkin's place in the orchestra, with the sincere
hope that she'll be sparing on the discords.
To Edna Wells-Some of Esther Johnson's athletic ability. .
To Gustave Dihlman-A touch of "Sleepy" Pray's leisurely attitude.
To Clarence Packard-A portion of Ray Cook's ability to tease.
To Madalyn Howes-Polly Ranney's kindliness.
To Rufus Graves-Tito Grandonicois dramatic ability.
To Chris Keedy-Some of Leo Knightly's ready wit.
To Alfred Harris-Bill Casey's job of locking the windows each night in Room 9.
To Helen Warner-Charlotte Grave's place before the mirror at recess.
To Phyllis Russ-Mabel Meakim's skill at dancing.
To Elizabeth Pitts-Some of Phil Corryis knowledge of the "art of makeup".
To Charles Thayer-John Howeis gift of leadership.
To Stephen Pufler+Dick Green's ability as business manager.
To Rita Pease-Some of Janet Cook's dignity and reserve.
To Julia Strange-Bert Bourne's enthusiasm for basketball games.
To Lillian Rosebush-Annie Kosakowskiis glorious laughter.
To Tyke Davis-Kay Machmer's ability to get out of difficulties.
To Arthur Bixby-Gene Martin's keen appreciation of a joke.
Unto which with due consideration and necessary witnesses we hereby set
our sign and seal this sixteenth day of June, A.D., in this year of our Lord one
thousand, nine hundred and thirty-one.
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. . . . .Christian Keedy
. . . . .Arthur F. Bixby
. . . . . .Julia A. Koslosky
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. . . .Harlan A. Wood
. . . . .Charles Crossman
. . . .Elizabeth S. Barton
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Secretary- Trearurer. .
. ............. Julia F. Graves
Frederick B. Sievers
. ........... Avis M. Dorrell
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N order that work on the Gold Bug might be started as soon as possible,
early in the fall the Senior Class chose the following Gold Bug Staff:
Editor-in-Chief ....................... C ...................... John P. Howe
Burinefr Managzr. . ....... C. Richard Green
lRichard W. Hubbard
Arrociate Editors. .... 4 Esther NI. Johnson
L Gliver E. VVolcott
Athletic: Editor. . . .... Francis H. Goodnow
Art Editor ......... ........... . , ........ Phyllis E. Corry
Adoertifirtg Managfr. . ....................... Robert Leo Knightly
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ypzrtf ............................ Annie C. Kosakowski, Yvette C. Bourgeois
Of course the aim of the 1931 Staff was to publish the best year book in the
history ofthe school. With this objective in View the Staff has produced an annual
W ic represents the Whole school, a year book of interest to underclassrnen as well
as to seniors.
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HE Graphic seems to have taken a new lease on life this year. The
magazine was not only bigger, but has also branched into a sub-division,
"The Graphic Review." This newspaper takes care of the sport depart-
Doris Redman was editor-in-chief. Associate editors were John Howe, Arthur
Bixby, and Raymond Landis, Richrd Green was athletics editor with Dean Glick
as assistant. Marjorie Atkins was editor of the poetry section, Esther Johnson
of the short story section, and Roberta Bourne of the essay department.
Charlotte Graves took care of the exchange and alumni news. The wit editor
was Eugene Martin. Tito Grandonico was general critic. Helen Parker and Phyllis
Corry took care of the art department. Yvette Bourgeois helped Anne Kosakowski
with the typing. Richard Hubbard was business manager with Francis Goodnow
looking afterthe advertising.
The class reporters were Mabel Meakim for ,3l, Charles Thayer for '32,
Edmund Keyes for '33, and lVIarjorie Bennett and William Stiller for '34. Miss
Baker was our main stand-by and advisor.
The Graphic has sponsored several school activities such as the Circus, and
the Poetry and Short Story Contest.
The Stall has had lots of good times together at candy pulls, dances, and
conventions. Altogether the Stall has had a most successful year.
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HIS year the Debating Club has successfully staged three inter-class
debates and one school debate. At the first meeting the following officers
L were elected:
Prefident ............. . . .Richard W- Hubbard
1 Vice-Prefident ...... . . . . . . . ........... Rita A. Pease
Secretary ............................................... George W. Simmons
Mr. Pyle and Mr. Swift have directed the club this year.
In the first inter-class debate the Seniors, upholding the affirmative, were
victorious over the Juniors on the question: "Resolved,That all students having an
average of 857, or more in any subject should be exempt from mid-year and final
examinations in that subjectf'
A The Freshmen, upholding the negative, smashed the championship hopes of
T the Sophomores by defeating them in the debate: 'cResolved, That all students
should be placed on their honor during mid-year and final examinations."
The championship debate, between the Seniors and Freshmen was held May S.
The school team, upholding the negative of the question: "Resolved, That the
expansion of chain stores is detrimental to the best interests of the American
people,', was defeated in a close debate with Hopkins Academyf'
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The Qziflf' Club
OOD fellowship and democratic ideals are embodied in the Girls' Club,
The first step in its program Was taken when the following officers
' were elected:
President ............... .... A nnie C. Kosakowski
Vice-Prefident ..... ...... J ulia A. Koslosky
Treafurer ......... .... E lizabeth M. Hazen
Secretary .............................. i ..................... Julia T. Graves
Our faculty advisors were Miss Wickman, Miss Ricker, and Miss Giles. This
club has proved to be more active this year than it has in previous years. It con-
ducted a number of successful enterprises: The Afternoon Tea, giving of Christmas
baskets, and the presentation of the movies, "Head Winds', and"Out of the Past"
furnished by the Springfield Union.
"The Girlls Club Dance", held on February 13, was acclaimed one of the
most pleasant and successful occasions of the club year. The Over-Night Hike
proved to be another popular event of the season. Basketball, baseball, track,
and tennis completed our spring season.
The club year ends with pleasant memories of happy times together.
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UR Dramatic Club, under the able direction of lX4iss Giles and Mr.
Foth, has made remarkable progress this year. Its membership,
made up of charter members and members who joined this year,
shows a slight increase.
At the first meeting the following OlTlCCIS were elected:
Prefiderzt .........................A ..................... R obert Leo Knightly
Vice-Prffident .... ..... T ito V. Grandonico
Secretary ....... ..... C harlotte E. Graves
Treasurer ............................ I ............. .... ..... H e len E. Parker
The annual Inter-Class Play Contest was a great success. lt was won by the
Senior Class, who presented "The Ghost Storyw by Booth Tarkington. The
Junior Class, presenting "Mistletoe and Moonlightii, won second place. The Sopho-
mores gave "The Teeth of the Gift Horse," and the Freshmen presented HDO
You Believe In Luck?'7
In May the club undertook a new project. lt entered a contest held at Paw-
tucket, Rhode lsland. The play chosen for the contest was "The Ghost Story."
Besides the regular performances, the club presented a number of short plays
in various assemblies. These were met with much approval.
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The Hi- T' Club
NIKETGSE Chapter of Hi-Y was organized under the supervision of Mr.
Arthur O. Burgess on February 13, 1930. Since then the Hi-Y Club has
The officers this year are:
Prefidfnt ................... ........ J ohn P. Howe
Vice-Prefident ..... .... F rancis H. Goodnow
.0liver E. Wolcott
Cn September 11, 1930, the club met in the Jones Library to begin a new year.
At this meeting we chose as our leader, lVlr. Arthur Pyle ofthe High School English
Department. We are greatly indebted to lXflr. Pyle for our success this year. He
has proved himself a very competent and worthy guide. .
At our weekly meetings on Thursday evenings, we have conducted discussions
about topics most worthwhile to fellows in High School.
The local chapter has had the pleasant experience of visiting the Springfield
Hi-Y several times this year. We were also honored by being hosts to a delegation
representing the Girls' Club at a banquet on lVlarch 13.
The year brings to a close many social and athletic activities enjoyed by Hi-Y
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The Tm Jlferito Sociezjf
LARGE increase occurred this year in the number of students who were
entitled to belong to the Pro Merito Society. Richard W. Hubbard was
elected president. '
The senior members who have received pins are: Roberta Benson, Roberta
Bourne, Janet Cook, John Howe, Richard Hubbard, Esther johnson, and Mabel
Tessie Bagdon was admitted into the society in time to attend the spring
For the past two years, Juniors who have done unusually good work in their
studies have been permitted to attend Pro lWerito Conventions. However, they
do not receive pins until they are ranked as seniors. This year these Juniors are:
Helen Benjamin, Arthur Bixby, Julia Koslosky, Hilda hlalmquist, Alfred Plantinga,
Doma Raskevitz, Doris Redman, Esther Schoonmaker, and Harold Watts.
On October 25, fifteen members from the society attended the Pro Merito
Convention held at Easthampton High School. The morning was taken up by a
short business meeting. After dinner our group witnessed a fine football game.
Then followed refreshments and dancing. Miss Giles and Mr. Goding were chap-
erons. Everyone had an unusually good time.
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The String ,Quartet
HIS year the String Quartet has rnet one afternoon each Week for forty-
five minutes of practice under the direction of Mr. Tarlow. It was a
The members of the string quartet Were:
Fin! Violin: Marjorie M. Atkins Cello: Esther R. Schoonmaker
Second Violin: Richard C. Schoonrnaker Viola: Thelma M. Madden
It has played in public several times, at the Junior Play, Woman's Club,
Prize Speaking, and at the Spring Concert. The pieces which the Quartet has studied
Molto Lento, Qp, 17 No. 2 ..... .... R ubinilfin
Minuetto, No. 3 ............ .... - -Bfwll
Rondo, Quartet VI ........ .------ M OZGN
Menuet, Quarter IX ..... -4------ M OWU T
Andante ............. .... f - C- F- Bafh
Menuet .'.. U ........ Haydn
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HE orchestra has done very well this year. This is due to its being a
regularly scheduled class with required attendance. Prom the Junior
High School came several violin players who have been trained in the
Junior High Orchestra. This proved to be a great asset, The Wind ensemble has
been greatly improved by the addition of new members. Our director, Mr. Tarlow,
has shown unending patience. Through his steady work and the co-operation of the
members, we have had one of the best years in the orchestral work of the High School.
The personel of the Orchestra is as follows:
Director ..................................... ..... M r. Marc Tarlow
President ...... .................... R obert S. Schoonmaker, Jr.
Secretary- Treasurer .................. ............ P hyllis E. Corry
Librarian ..... ........................... .... C a rl R. Wildner
Firrt Violinr: Marjorie Atkins QConcert Mistressl, John Willard, Charles
Peters, Richard Schoonmaker.
Second Violinf: Carl Wildner, Daniel Tillotson, John Shea, Genevieve Shaw,
Betty Machmer, Frances Morley.
Viola: Thelma Madden.
'Cellorr Esther Schoonmaker, David Parsons.
Barr: Leslie Kimball.
Flute: Elizabeth Banta.
Oboe: Dean Glick. I
Clarinetrr Florence Kentfield, Robert Schoonmaker, Nelson julian.
Cornet: Edgar Beaumont.
Saxaphone: Martin Cwowdey.
Driwnr: Paul Thorpe, Raymond Goodelle-
Tyvnjoani: Harlan Howar d. , .
Piano: Phyllis Corry, Herbert Cook, Elizabeth Barton. . U
This or anization has not only practiced and played in public but has studied
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the music of the classic masters. Some of the cornposr ions k d 7 E
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Mozart, and Mendelssohn. For recreatlollal SU1dY It has WOT C OH a 3 P
marches by Sousa. u , I h 1 d
The orchestra has made several public app62lraI1CCS th1S Year- 'C as Pfllfe
Cl Pl Com et1t1on,
at the Junior Play, the Prize Speaking Contest, the Inter- ass aYTh P cts
and Commencement. The Concert this year was a great SUECCSS' .H be Frispe on
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ELEVENTH ANNUAL PRIZE SPEAKING CONTEST
High School Auditorium, Friday, April 17, 1931, at 8.00 P. M.
Rondo-String Quartet V1 ...................... ..... . . .Mozart
The Haywood Trial-Plea for Defense ........... ..... C larcncc S. Darrow
. Julius Novick
The Haywood Trial-Plea for Prosecution ........ .... W illiarn E. Borah
A Troop of the Guard Rides Forth Today ......... .... H crrnann Hageclorn
Rodger C. Smith
The Story of Towser .... ................ ..... E n lalic Croj Layer
Andante-Quartet III ..... .............. .... f . C. F. Bach
Menuetto-Quartet 111 .... ................ . . ..... f. S. Bach
An Order for a Picture .... ..................... ..... A l ice Carey
Martin C. Gowdey
Selection from "The Murder of Capt. John Whitev .... ..... D aniel Wcbftcr
Dean N. Glick
Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud! ..... . . .William Knox
John Gralenski 1
Napoleon the Little .... ............ ............... . . . Victor Hugo
George W. Simmons, Jr.
Nlenuet ..... 1 ..................................... .... H aydn
Announcement of Winners
Firft Violin: Marjorie M. Atkins Viola: Thelma M. Madden
Second Violin: Richard C. Schoonmaker 'Ccllo: Esther R. Schoonmaker
Mrs. Arthur B. Beaumont Mrs. George L. Farley Rev. Douglas G. Guest
Eight boys took part in the program this year. Their fine orations presented
a close and colorful contest. Dean Glick's stirring description of a Wicked crime
and Christian Keedyls equally dramatic plea for justice Won the contest.
The music by the String Quartet added to the pleasure of the audience.
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RACTICE was called the first week of school. Ten lettermen responded
besides a flock of other good prospects. The team developed rapidly
under the tutelage of Coach George Williams and assistant Coach
Bill Kelley. The line under Kelleyls coaching developed into one of the strongest
in Western Massachusetts, only twelve points being scored against the team.
However the backfield is greatly responsible for keeping the opponents' score low
for they were constantly ready to back up the line. The record of games is as follows:
A. H. S. 0 Turners Falls 6-Home
Amherst High and Turners Falls High inaugurated the football season in
Western Massachusetts when the Turners boys for the second straight year took
Amherst by a 6-0 score. The game was played in a steady rain preventing both
teams from using forward passes. Both teams were evenly matched which is shown
by the fact that most of the game was played near midfield.
A. H. S. 0 West Springfield 0--Home
West' Springfield undefeated in 1929 and boasting of a strong team had to
accept a scoreless tie with Amherst. In the final minutes of the game Vic Tidlund
opened up with some passes and, as the game ended,the ball was in Amhert's pos-
session on the opponent's 10-yd. line. This game was witnessed by one of the
largest crowds ever to see a high school football game here.
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ena ties at moments when a score was in ' ht d A
ing a weak Palmer High team We held the biallii thpreihelite mherst from beat-
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throughout the entire game Palmer held the ball forenid Iiicfreb thai arshsffeidiihi
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the contest. However in some d p g
t epartments our team looked weaker than Palmer's
A. H. S. 20 Deerfield 0-Away
After poor starts in its first three games Amherst found itself in its ' h
, game wit
Deeafigld Hlgfhh Wood, Amherst sophomore quarterback, scored his team's first
OUC OWU O 'E C SCQISOH. Trainor and Kelley scored touchdowns after makin
20 and 12-yard runs respectively. Kelley also made good on two kicks for extri
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poin s. eer e made two good bids to score but on both occasions were held
by the strong Amherst line.
A. H. S. 12 Chicopee 0-Away
Playing on a muddy gridiron and on a cold wet day Amherst handed Chico ee
. 7 P
its first defeat of the season. Johnny Howe, old veteran,got that thrill that seldom
comes to a lineman when he scooped up a Chicopee punt, blocked by Wolcott, and
raced 15 yards to score. Kelley also scored when he crashed over from the 1-yard
line to where the ball had been advanced by Cramer. Chicopee did not threaten
our goal line once, at no time working past our 20-yard line.
A A. H. S. 39 Northampton 0-Away
Amherst High's powerful gridiron combination completely routed its most
ancient rival, Northampton,by probably the largest score they have ever pinned
onto this traditional foe. Wood and Tidlund scored two touchdowns each. Kelley
also scored two touchdowns, one coming after a sixty yard run on an intercepted
"Hamp" pass. Kelley added one point after a touchdown while Wolcott added
two by the placement method. "I-lamp" never threatened and were able to make
only one first down throughout the game.
A. H. S. 6 Arms Academy 6-Away
Minus the services of three regulars, Amherst High plugged along through
four periods of hard football and came out with a tie with Arms Academy of Shel-
bu rne Falls, before a large Armistice Day crowd. Trainor paved the way for Am-
herst's score with a 35-yard run placing the ball on the l-yaid line from where
Kelley went over. The game was in Amherst's favor until the last few minutes
when Arms scored.
Amherst had a wealth of good material for the 1930 team. Captain Kelley was
outstanding in the backfieldg his wonderful interference and fierce tackling gave the
team a great deal of confidence. With such men as Tidlund, Russell, Cook, Tramor,
Wood, and Cramer rounding out the backf1eld,the team couldn't go wrong. Pray,
at center,had uncanny ability in detecting opponents plays. Wolcott, at tackle,
was always on the job. Grandonico and Bixby, guards, proved no easy mark to their
foes and Howe and Toll, alternating at tackle, were tough men. Keedy and. Good-
now playing at the ends were at the end of several passes. Sunderland, which has
given Amherst High many good managers, furnished.Hub Hubbard for us this year.
With plenty of good material on the second and third teams A. H. S. should round
out another good team. And here's to the SUCCCSS Of the 1931 team'
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AST year Amherst High Won the Hampshire League Pennant and the
chances for another championship team this year were bright because
of the promising talent that turned out for the team. Captain Tidlund,
Johnny Pray, and Teed Kelley, veterans, formed a nucleus for the team. Jack
Trainor, Wis Kelly, and Chris Keedy were first team forecourt performers. Dean
Glick had a chance to show he was a player of no mean ability when Pray became
ineligible. Fred Sievers,a freshman, played several games in the back court and
proved he Was capable. Bill Casey was the hard working manager.
Here are the scores and features of each game:
A. H. S. 14 Clarke School 19-Away
The Clarke School basketball team playing its second game defeated Amherst
in a hard fought game. Capt. Tidlund tallied 7 points.
A. H. S. 44 Orange High 9-Home
A. H. S. ran Wild over Grange, Trainor scoring 15 points and Keedy close
behind with 12. Webster of Orange popped a neat goal for Amherst.
A. H. S. 24 Alumni 17-Home
An Alumni team with such stars as Foley and Fawcett of M. S. C. and Sievers,
Landiy, Joy and others in its lineup could not check the team of its Alma lvlater.
A. H. S. 35 Orange High 15-Away
In a return game A. H. S. again took measure of Orange with an easy victory.
Teed Kelley was banished from the lloor five minutes after the game had started.
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A. H. S. 19 Smith Academy 9-Away
Amherst High in its first Hampshire League game of the season disposed of
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mit ca emy, in a game featured by defensive play. Amherst led at half, 4 to 2.
A. H. S. 16 Deerfield High 25-Home
Before a large crowd Amherst dropped its second league tilt to Deerfield.
Deerfield led at half time 17 to 5. Amherst came back strong in the last half.
- A. H. S. 11 Stockbridge School 18-M. S. C.
Displaying a poor brand of basketball, Amherst was toppled by a Weak Stock-
bridge team. Teed Kelley and Tidlund played steady ball.
A. H. S. 13 M. S. C. Freshmen 26-Home
Amherst High dropped its third game in a row to the strong M. S. C. Freshman
team. The Amherst team lacked a scoring punch.
A. H. S. 34 Smith School 11-Away
With Jack Trainor piling up 23 points, more than double the Smith score,
Amherst High had little difficulty in trouncing the Smith School five.
A. H. S. 14 Hopkins Academy 13-Home
Before a crowd that packed the gym to capacity, Amherst defeated its oldest
basketball rival, Hopkins, in an overtime game. The game was rough but fast and
clean. Tidlund's foul shot in the last second tied the score at 12 to 12 to send the
game into an overtime period. And then Teed Kelley's basket vvon for Amherst.
A. H. S. 34 Arms Academy 29-Away
Amherst High journeyed to Shelburne Falls and returned with a victory
over Arms Academy. Amherst Was behind 17-5 at first quarter and 19-14 at half.
A. H. S. 18 Smith Academy 16-Home
Going into the last quarter of their game on the short end of a 14-7 score,
Amherst iallied and defeated Smith Academy. Teed Kelley's long shot proved
to be the Winning marker.
A. H. S. 21 Hopkins Academy 16-Away
Amherst High in a return game managed to continually lead and finally down
Hopkins Academy. As a result of the Win A. H. S. took undisputed position of first
place in the Hampshire League.
A. H. S. 9 Deerheld High 7-Away
In its hardest fought game of the season, Amherst High defeated Deerfield
High by probably the lowest score ever played in the league. Despite the rough-
ness, the game Was clean, only three fouls being called on both sides.
A. H. S. 14 Springfield Trade School 34-Away
Weakened, by the absence of Bert Glick, regular center, Amherst was no
match for Trade School, the city champions of Springfield. Sievers played Well at
center as did Squeek Munson, playing his first game on the varsity.
A. H. S. 19 Smith School 7-Home
By Walloping Smith School, Amherst High captured the Hampshire League
title for the secondisuccessive year. The Amherst defense was superb.
The Hampshire League championship remains with Amherst High for a second
successive year. This year's championship is Amherst's third since the league Was
formed in 1920.
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LTHOUGH Coach Williams was greeted with six veterans at the first base-
ball practice, the prospects for a good team at Amherst High were only fair.
Dihlman and Trainor, vvho saw a little service on the mound last year,
are the only reliable twirlers. The loss of Landry and Landis from last year's pitching
staff has been greatly felt. Cook from last year's team holds down the second base
position, and Bixby, a heavy hitter, is playing right held. The initial sack is being
covered by Hubbard, a newcomer on the team. Keedy is playing at the hot corner
and Wood, although a Weak batter, is playing Well at short. Kosakowski, a freshman,
and Smith, a junior, did the catching until Captain Tidlund became eligible. He
Was ineligible at the start of the season. Cramer, Sievers, Green,and Morin,all
freshmen,played a little in the outfield. Teed Kelley has been shifted from short to
left field. Wiggle Pease is the snappy manager.
The results of games played and the remainder of the schedule follows:
Amherst 2 Northampton High 6 Home
Amherst 7 Deerfield High 4 Home
Amherst 8 Hopkins Academy C11 in.j 9 Home
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South Hadley High
South Hadley High
Bellows Falls QVt.j High
S long as can be remembered Amherst High has been represented by only
one cheerleader, but in the fall of 1929, Julie Novick, Ollie Wolcott and
Franny Goodnow, decided that A. H. S. needed a few more cheerleaders.
So they practiced diligently on the cheers and worked out new motions for them.
At the Alumni game, the first game of the 1930 basketball season, they made
their appearance. From then on they held "pep-meetings" and introduced a new
cheer once in a while. A well organized cheering section and a spirited school re-
sulted. This year too, the school has backed up the teams wonderfully. Look at
the Amherst High Athletic record hung up this year and last, two crack football
outfits, two consecutive Hampshire League championship basketball teams and
two peppy baseball teams. Does this prove anything?
Amherst High has plenty of spirit. Let's,keep it up.
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MHERST High is being represented by a tennis team this year for the
first time in several years. The team is being coached by Arthur G. Pyle
of the high school faculty. He is being assisted by John Notopoulus, an
Amherst College student and a former tennis player on the Altoona CPa.D High
School team. Harold Conrad is manager and Franny Goodnow is captain. The
team is made up of the following fellows: Dick Green, Squeek Murison, Kinky
Gowdey, Julie Novick, and Ollie Wolcott.
The results of games played and the remainder of the schedule follows:
Amherst Brattleboro QVt.D 5 Home Amherst Turners Falls Away
Amherst Polar Bears 2. Home Amherst Smith Academy Home
Amherst Holyoke High Home Amherst Grange High Away
Amherst Orange High Home Amherst Turners Falls Home
Amherst Holyoke High Away
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The Vmzfiljf Club
N lvlarch 17, 1931, a group of about twenty lettermen met to hear
the plans of Qliver Wolcott for starting a club of lettermen in Amherst
High School. The fellows were enthusiastic and expressed their desire
for such an organization. After much discussion the name uVarsity Clubnwas chosen.
At the second meeting a constituion was adopted, and the following oflicers were
Preyidenzf ......... .... T homas A. Kelley
Vice-Prefidenzf ...... .... O liver E. Wolcott
Secretary- Trearurer ......i.,...................,... . .... Francis H. Goodnow
The organization of the Varsity Club marks the first time that Amherst High
has had an organization for lettermen. Qnly fellows who have earned a letter in
football, basketball, or baseball are eligible for membership. A student automati-
cally becomes a member of the club on receiving his letter. Anyone who becomes
ineligible is dropped from the club.
The club7s purpose is to prevent ineligibility among the players and to en-
courage Stowell Cup competition. Although this is a new organization, the mem-
bers ofthe Varsity Club are confident that it will serve to maintain a high standard
for Athletics in Amherst High.
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Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
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