Amherst Regional High School - Goldbug Yearbook (Amherst, MA)

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w f I J I X "I E I Y L I I W I I 1 5. 'r J fx 1 - 1 4 4 Y! E 1 I , 'F N 3 1 n -4 ii 5 I l ? 5 2 I I 4? 1 1 mv-" N 1 4 S A A Ei I 2 6 0 .1 .v -1 a 1 1 3 v EX f"' LIDRIS ' -, .-.W ,,,. -,,. ., LIFE Volume 2 TH E YEP' Forevl Schoo Dedic. Princi Facul' SENIORS Class Gradu Pro-M Class Class Class Salut: Valed GOLD 2 :E .M IQZL 563 zf 4- 155525 X' 2 7 W4 ' fi , f" ' 5? Y: Q s l 4 Wu, - C..- GCJLD BUG PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF AMHERST HIGH SCHOOL, AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS C LIFE EDITION lune 18, 1940 THE YEAR'S EVENTS Foreword ............, School Statistics ..... Dedication ........,..... PrincipaI's Letter ...... Faculty .... SENIORS Class Officers ........ Graduating Class .. Pro-Merito ..,. Class Day ....., Class History ..... Class Prophecy ....... Salutatorian Essay Valedictorian Essay CONTENTS ACTIVITIES 6 Gold Bug ...II..,..... ,..., . 52 7 Student Council ..I. ...I. . 53 3 Tri-S ,......,,,...... ...,. , 54 10 Hi-Y 55 13 Orchestra 56 Band ,.,........., ...,.. 5 7 16 Junior Play 58 17 Graphic 59 35 ATHLETICS 36 Football 60 39 Basketball 61 41 Baseball 62 44 Track 63 46 ADVERTISING The cover and entire contents of this issue of the Gold Bug were made up by members of the graduating class with faculty help Seniors On the Steps. In this picture, taken one April day by Mr. Donald Lacroix, Well-known Amherst photographer, you see leaving the Amherst High School, only four of the one hundred and sixteen seniors graduating in the class of 1940. The first one out, leading her class by a comfortable margin of academic credits, is Esther Thayer, editor-in-chief of the GOLD BUG. Following her, with an enviable score in scholastic achievement, is Jane Lannon. Smiles and high marks seem to go together-for the girls. The boy in the center is John Har- rington, who ran and was elected class president for the "third term". Beside him is John Deady, singeiwcomedian-athlete, business manager of the GOLD BUG. For further photographs and facts of these four, see the section marked "Seniors", Life magazine chosen as theme of thc GOLD BUG--1940. FIVE SIX FGREWORD lri this issue ot the "GOLD BUG" We hove otterripted to hririg you o picture ot "Lite" iri Amherst High School. I-lere is o record ot our clubs, our sports, our ochieverrierits, orid our thoughts. With Miss Weeks to guide orid help us, We hove worked Iorig orid hord, It you eriioy the results ot our ettorts, We ore more thoh repoid. 1+-.Ti Did You Know Amherst High School was built in 1915? Mr. Swift was in the first graduating class? Mr. VVilliams, and the Misses Pinnick, Churchill and Field have been longest in service? The Misses Prendergast and Hale, and Mr. Haskins all came to Amherst High School in 1927 A new gymnasium was built in 1937 ? The present student membership is 571? There are twelve departments with twenty-eight teachers? ln the past five years there have been 487 graduates, 97 of whom have gone directly to college? SEVEN EIGHT DEDICATION In appreciation of his accomplishments and of his spirit, vve dedicate this book to GEORGE E. WILLIAMS who has, for more thah twehty years, showh Amherst I-ligh School what it takes to make a real "sport". I MR. GEORGE E. WILLIAMS NINE PRlNClPAL'S LETTER TEN To the Class ot l94O: You come to us. You take a variety ot courses. You grow up overnight. You pass on auickly. Others as ciuickly till your places. What does it mean? You have, we hope, acauired some habits and mastered some skills. But these are auickly gained and, it lett unused, otten guickly lost. Unless you have gained some ability to think, to grasp a situation and reduce it to an orderly, sys- tematic problem which points the way to a course ot action- unless you can think better than you could had you not been here, we have tailed to accomplish our purposes. But as a man cannot swim without water, nor eat without tood, neither can he think without knowledge, without tacts. l-lence much ot your time has been used in mastering tacts-otten a rather dleflfy task. ln its proper setting, as an aid to thinking, we see the necessity ot tact learning, MY last plea as we part is: think, think about your CGVGQVS, Think about democratic government, think about re- liaiort, think about ideals, tbiak about health, tbiok about tba well-balanced man, think! o Gul besl Wlslles Gnd lllQhest hopes accompany you. RALPH W. l-IASKINS MR. RALPH W. HASKINS ELEVEN TWELVE FACULTY ELEANOR F. BATCHELDER MILDRED S. BROWN - ALICE VV. CHURCHILL - LAURA G. COOLEY - GENEVIEVE H. DWYER - NIARJORIE M. EBERI-IARDT RUTH E. FEGLEY - ISABEL C. FIELD - IRENE E. HALE - THOMAS F. HERLII1Y - DONALD S. LACROIX - DOROTHY G. LEE - - KENNETH MACIQILLOP, JR. HOLLIS VV. MOORE - JOSEPH A. MOOIRE NORIVIAN MYRIOK - JOHN D. PETERSON - EDITH L. PINNICK EDWARD R. POMEROY - LILLIAN M. PRENDERGAST GILMAN A. RANDALL - JOSEPH E. RUSH - STEWART SEASS - ARATHUR L. SWIFT BIILDRED A. WEEKS - GEORGE E. WILLIATIS - RAYMOND H. WOODMAN ANNE U. ROGERS - - Mathematics - English - French - Household Arts Conzntercial Subjects Physical Education - Household Arts - Social Studies Commercial Subjects - English, Commercial Subjects - - Science Coruniercial Subjects - - - Music - Industrial Arts - English - Social Studies - Social Studies - Social Studies, Physical Education - - - Art - English, Latin - S cience, Mathematics - Industrial Arts - Science Science - - English Physical Education - - - Latin - Secretary THIRTEEN POURTEEN ilu illiemnriam ROBERT E. QUIRK whose life was more noble and splendid than any "lesson" a student can learn. Simms Class Cfficers SIXTEEN JOHN HARRINGTCN, President JEAN DICKINSON, Secretary ALBERT BERGERON, Vice President EARL HELI HLiZZi I' T' e uul' C-5C RITA C. AHTEARN ASPASSIA H. BABACAS "R-Get" "Skipper" Future: Child Nurse Future: Swing Orch. Leader EARL R. BACON JOSEPHINE L. BAJ MARY H. BARTON "Ransom" "Josie" "II:Ippy" Future: Undecided Future: Undecided Future: Second K. Flagstad HELEN E. BEAUMONT ALBERT P. BERGERON E. ANN BERGMAN 4fLiZZie71 KlA1bieJ7 KKlgL,1.gi02! Future: Inte-rior Decorator Future: Lawyer Future: Singer ! GOLD BUG LIO .. .M r ' LIFE EDITION f ef Jie Off f , tg .1 , ...Q- f-,--N -v ...--,.-1-L-.N-v SEVENTEEN , I ,rx 4, 0 . .. In W x ,S 1 ... Q W " 7 ,M gk I Q X V, uqull I , I X W fa j fe, 1 HAZEL M. BIG-BLOW ClBiggil17! Future: Medical Secretary MYRON BOLUCH "HulIi0" Future: News Correspondent PAUL H. CAMPBELL "4 ':1mpy" Future: Undecided EIGHTEEN MARJORIE M. BILLINGS "Billie" Future: Costume Designer GEORGE T. BRITT HB1-itty" Future: Undecided DONALD E. CANNING KKDOIIJ7 Future: Office Worker ROBERT P. BRITTIN HB0b 77 Future: Radio Operat01' MARY T. CICIA K4CiCJ7 Future: Florist MAR- ffMid Futu BARI "Babe Futur MARJORIE E. COWLES 11Midge77 Future: Gym Teacher BARBARA A. DEMPSTER KlBaJbsY? Future: Kindergarten Teacher DOROTHY M. CLARK HD Ot!! Future: Undecided RUTH C. CROSBY "Poetic" Future: Latin Teacher MARY E. DESMOND UDQSSYM Future: Librarian GOLD BUG '40 LIFE EDITION ,Z , :I b , ,,,. ., 5 T 5 LZ.. AH., H A jl, ., . '-gag., if A , , ,,,---,- A ., MARY E. COLLETT "Collie" Future: Secretary of Labor JOHN E. DEADY "IIz1ck01"' Future: J ack-of -all-trades JEAN L. DICKINSON "Jennie" Future: Nurse Q 4, 5 I 'W 71 L '17 f f Of Q fl , if Q, f f I ,f X , f 4 NINETEEN :W 'A M! 4 f I f X V V f ,if ' I 'gf 4 bw i e, MARY ANN DODGE "M:nu1iv" Future: Nurse GLADYS L. DOWNING " Dolly" Future: Beautician FRANCIS X. FELLERS "Fra u" Future: Undecided TWENTY THOMAS B. DORAN " T om" Future: Undecided ROBERT D. EDD "TubIay" Future: Adventurer WILLIAM E. FLEBUT HBH177 Future: Movie Projectionist THE AMHERST HIGH SCHOOL Y MARJORIE C. FELKER aM as 1. g e 7 J Future : Journalist ROBERT B. FROST ccFI,0Styv F 'l.1'bl-'lI'6Z AVia,tOI BEA NBe1 I' 1151 ANI KCHQ. Fut1 ROGER S. GORDON 'fFic-nd" Future: Undecided BEATRICE M. GRISWOLD WILLIAM P. GURSKI "Bee" "Bill" Future: Interior Decorator Future: Forester ANNE HASBROUCK DONALD D. HERRING "Hash" "Fish" Future: Dietitian Future: Millionaire at Twenty ITALA M. GRANDONICO "G1':II1Ily" Future: Doctor JOHZN F. HARRINGTON "BI llSK'll',, Future: Undecided DOROTHY E. HOLLAND " I Jul I-Irv" Future: Secretary GOLD BUG ,l-I-O LIFE EDITION X ,ff . "E-iii: X my A. 44 I 1. aim! ,qu-if fy ,K Li X TWENTY-ONE , to P, : f f .F K vmg '35 V Q we MZ f 'M C frffs-gud ROBERT F. IRWIN "Bob" Future: Undecided SHIRLEE E. JOHNSON ".InI11nlic" Future: Costume Designer DONALD B. JULIAN HANIIOH Future: Undecided TWENTY-TWO THE AMI-IERST 'Q , W , , . 's-P , , 4 . AUDREY JEWETT "Stooge,' Future: Undecided FRANK C. JOYNER "Rouge" Future: Undecided THERESA C. KELLEY Kllielil Future: Governess I-IIGI-I SCHOOL DOROTHY M. JUCKETT "Dottie" Future: Piano Teacher SOPHIE V. KIELBASA "Chubbie" Future: Hairdresser RAY 6 A C h 1' Flltll JAN "Jan Futu RICHARD H. KIMBALL "Bombshell" Future: Undecided RAYMOND P. KUCINSKI FRANCIS T. KUZMISKI "Christmas" "C:1es:11-" Future: Undecided Future: P. Basketball Player JANE LANNON DONALD S. LAUDER "Janie" "Don" Future: Secretary Future: Undecided HELEN A. KNIHNICKI H1 1 H Future: Secretaxy JOHN F.. LAMBERT ".I:1vk" Future: Undecided ELIZABETH F.. LIBBY ulgcttyv Future: Buyer GOLD BUG 'Lmo LIFE EDITION my W T- ,JV ,,,,, gf:-.Y.--- A re:-9' TWENTY-THREE --.1-v-...v:,,. 2, - ' ' ' ' . we U' 'ZZ V "Wu , ,X f KENNETH H. MAIN " Bud" Future: History Teacher MARION V. MARTIN "Miclg0" Future: Dietitian GEORGE MATUR f-lm" NIAK Future: College Boy TWENTY-FOUR RUTH A. MARKERT "Poo1ie" Future: French Teacher MARY E. MARTIN THE AMHERST HIGH SCHOOL ESTHER P. MATTHEWS 'fM:11'ie" "Jessie" Future: English Teacher Future: Biology Teacher DONALD O. MCCULLOUGH SOPHIE C. MIAZGA "GUS" "Sandy" Future: Aviator Future: Nurse ! 1 9 i 4 1 u 4 m s f . N I l i i V W i 5 I is if ll li i 'I it v 7 Y 1 x l J r J i i i fi 1 nr J F S RICH KKDiCk Futur WILJ MBH17 F1111111 5 5 -"A34vg RST ALTHEA E. MILLER "Duukie" Future: Librarian RICHARD C. MONTAGUE PAULINE V. MORAN "Dick" "Jc0per" Future: Undecided Future: Dress Designer WILLIAM H. MURPHY uBiun upopsyv Future: Machinist DOROTHY A. NESTLE Future: Fashion Adviser GOLD BUG '40 i LIFE EDITION THOMAS R. MOAKLER "Tum" Future: Business Man ROY E. MOSER "I-hlg:u"' Future: Chemist VIOLA A. OCICKI "Rusty" Future: Secretary 'T W' 'mf 5 , V V'-'...-if ., , . --sv,1,.-.-L-...wr -- TWENTY-FIVE V fn gg , 2 . ., fr 7 f 0 ff 4 R N , Q4 New f' , ' 5 f fm Mx f WWA? i x 4: 29 X .np 1, Q A K. , X X .Q ,S EDNA 0. PAGE "Eddie" Future: Undecided FLORA PARADISE ULWIOU Future: Undecided PATTY PLEPPO Kcpiltvh Future: Florist TWENTY-SIX BARBARA A. PAIGE "Puig-ie,' Future: Buyer ROBERT D. PEASE "Peusie" Future: Undecided EDWARD R. PLICHTA "Eddie" Future: Undecided me AMHERST HIGH SCHOOL GERTRUDE F. PECK 'fGe1'tie" Future: Secretary DOROTHY I. PRATT ltD0t!7 Future: Nu1'S9 SHI12 Hgh 1' Futul NAN f'Nan Flltllf ELEANOR G. REED ARNOLD M. RICE U "R00dic "1-Sr-11" Future: Singer Future: Forester SHIRLEY RICE ZIPPORAH F. RICE NADINE M. ROBINSON "SI1i1'1" "Zip" "Ibm-lu-" Future: Hairdresser Future: Commercial Artist Future: Bacteriologist NANCY E. RYAN GEORGE J. SACCO RICHARD A. SANCTUARY "Nun" "Sac" "Dick" Future: Gym Teacher Future: Wild Life Manager Future: Commercial Flyer GCDLD BUG 'I-IO LIFE EDITION i ,. A ,"ft7h.,,N - I ,. K 4, W! ' ' 'f -W. V -. -" hx" , 1 X 1+ ' .' X , 4' ' vel I I ' I " "pf ' " ' TT' ' TWENTY-SEVEN ,- ,- , '-- , -1 A11-.rr-...we -Y --:-',-- ' -' A 1 THE AMHERST i N I . 4 P 1 HIGH SCHOOL V WINIFRED O. SEYMOUR CAROLYN M. SHAW "Winnie" "C21'1'01H Future: Social Service Worker Future: Morgan Horse Breeder PHILIP E. SHUMWAY ALICE R. SLACK JOSEPH J. STANITIS uphiv! HAP! CKJ'0e77 Future: Undecided Future: Undecided Future: Aviator MARY JANE STEDMAN ELIZABETH G. STOCKWELL CHARLOTTE STURTEVANT uliillg-iv!! KCBe1.t5,J7 KCCl1av1.1ie77 Future: Secretary Putin-eg Librarian TWENTY-EIGHT Future: Kindergarten Teacher JOHI9 uSu113 Futul' KASI f'Kits Futur RST PAUL J. STURTEVANT MII. Pni! Future: Commercial Chemist JOHN P. SULLIVAN MARIETTA TI-IACHER "Sully" "Mary Future: Undecided Future: Artist KASHA V. TI-IAYER DORIS M. THOMAS "Kits" "DmIic" Future: Botanist Future: Surgical Nurse GOLD BUG 'Ao LIFE EDITION """wu FRANCES A. SULLIVAN "Fm Ill, Future: Secretary ESTHER V. THAYER HH. V." Future: Botanist EUNICE I. TOWNE " I':IlllIl IN' Future: Waitress V 1'-.. 'L l' M fs- ' 1 ,f .4 1 'I' f fx .V ' , ,.,. , , A A, ' Z4 EVANT Teacher , f 12 1' . -0 'ffl TWENTY-NINE . ., -:-'H -ra,,4:- -...f..,4+- ...- - - -- -- Tl-:E AMI-IERST JEAN A. WARD CHARLES N. WARNER "T0g1dy" uChi1,1'1iG,, ' Future: Latin Teacher Future: Undecided ELMER R. WARNER GRACE L. WARNER MARJORIE WATERHOUSE "Red" "Gracie" "Margie" Future: Chemist Future: Secretary Future: Criminal Lawyer ELIZABETH I. WHITCOMB LEWIS M. WHITCOMB DOUGLAS C. WHITE "Butch" Future: Professor of English "Doug" A Future: Social Worker THIRTY Future: Forestry Service 4 BARI f'Ba1'b Futur MICE f'Mik4 Futur 2ST HOUSE 'yer ice .433 M, ',,, 1 ,Vu jar , 140 ,, ' .K M, ,, I GCJLD BUG ,LI-0 A' LIFE EDITION BARBARA WILLIAMS WALTER WILLIAMS HB2-L1.bU ggRec-lu Future: Nurse Future: Undecided MICHAEL WOYNAR SOPHIE T. WYSOCKI "Mike" "S0p1Ie" Future: Dairyman Future: Nurse The Short Course at Amherst High School NVe freshmen very quietly Approached this house of fear And XV01ld,I'i11g' what 'Twas all Zlbfllllf Began our longest year. But now my i11spi1'atio11's goneg The Muse afar has sailed. To bring my story To an end- Some freshmen-well, they failed! IQASHA VDIIAYEK THIRTY-ONE CREATIVE WRITING ANY ARTIST MUST POSSESS? In fhinkino' of the members of Johnsonis club, one asks, "VVhat brought them to- n-etlleyfz VvhattilgldtI1emtOg6tl161'?', These men all were true artists in their fields. IVhether a man be an actor, a musician, a painter, or a poet, he has several interests in common with fellow artists. The first of these common interests is a love of beauty. Keats' "Ode to a Grecian Urn" shows this characteristic applied to literature, while a Beethoven sonata or sym- phony does the same for music. All works of art that are enduring possess this concept of beauty. Still another of the artist's common interests is his pleasure in a sense of proportion. The Greeks, who were the first to pay careful attention to proportion, left us some of our finest examples of art in their statues, and in the ruins of their temples. A third quality is, perhaps, of more recent interest. It is romantic, the expression of emotion. To me emotion in art seems very important. VVhat would Tschaikwowsky, Schubert, Shelley, or Burns be without this quality? Together with this emotional sensitivity, there should be deep imagination, but the powers of imagination, for art's sake, should not be strained. The imaginative side of a work of art should not obtrude itself upon the observer. In any great piece of art which has come down to us through the ages, one will find these characteristics. Es'rHER V. THAYER '40 THE HIGHEST VALUE OF FRIENDSHIP Everyone has his own reasons for admiring a friend. Some people value a friend for his ' ' ' ' companionship. Other people respect a friend for his intelligence. I think that ' ' - . . . D the greatest significance of friendship lies in the confidence it provides. There an old saying, "A friend in need is a friend indeed." This adage is very true. In. this. respect, my best friend is my mother. Whreiiever I am "all het up" about something' I tell her all about it SI . ' I ei I . ie always listens and gives me advice. L invariably, feel much better afterwards. There are times however when d ' I 1 F I 1 , 1 one esires another real friend. I consider my e nuns l'0'l rie . ' ' . . . I f nts 1. I can confide in them. I am thinking of one girl to whom I tell many of my secret thought. d - - ' 9 311 Passions. I never hesitate to tell my ideas to th1S girl because I know that she will not repeat thei Tl' N ' - n. ns girl is, in the true sense, a friend. f .Tci11uFl1111cs.llion-ever, I prefer to confide in a more mature person outside of my ann v. iere is one person who satisfi ' ' I . es my needs ver ' uiet vlulmlu I ,md m 01 , 1 . u y ably. He IS God. In a q uc 1 co1 - - - . . . . I., i M011 In 165301111194 out things with Him. He is indeed, the best istenei and. therefore, a true friend 7 MARY ELIZABETH MARTIN '40 THIRTY-TWO T are C tend wherf differ to W1 they as a to mi l than drift brun I 0119. firm ideal No I the z recre quicl howf new find he e By ' intel of h able the me 4 t them to- lieir fields. .nterests in . 3 Grecian ta or sym- lhis concept proportion. us some of es. 5 expression chaileowsky, ion, but the ,ve side of a es, one will .YER '40 ilue a friend I think that idage is very all het up" ie advice. I, consider my 3 whom I tell ideas to thiS ense, a friend. utside of my l. In a quiet deed, the best ARTIN '40 T00 MUCH MONEY Young people, brought up on liberal allowances, naturally do not work unless they are compelled to by their parents. Such boys and girls grow up unbalanced, for they tend to spend their time at all play and no work. If a child is brought up in a homie where he does not have to accomplish certain duties every day, he soon becomes in- different to work. It may even become distasteful to l1i1n. Boys, who have not learned to work at home, are usually poor students. lVhen their lessons require a little thinking, they give up and let their teacher do tl1e work. A person who has not learned to work as a boy and has avoided hard work in school is not prepared to go out into the world to make a living. People must have some money as a medium of exchange, but one who has more than his share has a handicap. Men with too much money develop into easy-going, drifting human beings, and seldom are of service to their community. CIIARLES XVARNER '40 MY IDEAL MAN I shall probably never find my ideal man. He must be not only handsome and a brunette, but also chivalrous, a good dancer, and possessed of a sense of humor. The first two requirements, "handsome" and "brunette," can be easily classed as one. Perhaps it is because I am a blonde that I prefer brunettes. ln any case, I am a firm believer in the theory that opposites attract. I certainly hope, however, that my ideal brunette will not b-e conceited and self-centered because of his physical attraction. No matter how good looking he may be, he must be chivalrous and thoughtful of others. A quality less important than chivalry, and yet very essential in my estimation, is the ability to dance well. Since I am fond of dancing, I want My Ideal to share this recreation with me. The last quality which I must find in My Ideal is a sense of humor. Humor and a quick wit can help one to enjoy himself no matter where he is. Possessing all these characteristics, a man would indeed be an ideal. Unfortunately, however, when I fall in love, I shall probably forget these requirements and set up new ones, patterned after the object of my affections. SHIRLEE JOHNSON U10 0 I have never found anything ideal in this world, and I certainly do not expect to find an ideal man. I do enjoy, however, imagining what the creature would be like if he existed. Since physical appearance usually makes the first impression, he must be attractive. By "attractive" I do not mean, necessarily, that he must be handsome, but he must have interesting features and be well-built. I make no further stipulations as to size, or color of hair. I do require that he be at least my mental equal, and I should like him to be able to ski without "knocking out" his teeth. So far these requirements might be met by a number of men, but my final test iS the hardest. He must be Willing and able to argue with me. If any man can out-argue me and still yield the palm to me, I will forgive him all his faults-Well, almost all. KASHA THAYER '40 THIRTY-THREE AN IDEAL WIFE An important problem facing every young man in this World is finding out what kind of Woman he should have for a Wife. My ideal must possess three important characteristics. She must be beautiful, skillful and intelligent. Sh does not have to be chosen "Miss America," but she must be above the average e girl in looks. My beautiful girl must have personality, for I do not believe a girl can lack D nalit and still be beautiful If beauty were her only possession, she would be perso y, - . , simply an ornament, and that would never do, for my Wife must be practical. About the home there are many tasks, which only a skilled Woman can perform. rt, and "mine" must be an artist in this respect. She must be able also to keep the home clean and neat. A Woman beautiful and practical would still be inadequate, for no woman is really Worth While unless she has intelligence. Cooking is an a To be intelligent she does not have to be a graduate of a college, but she should have a sense of humor, and common sense. She must be able to talk and act intelligently in public and at home. If there is such a woman in the World, may I be introduced to her, for I should like the Woman Who is beautiful, practical and intelligent to be 'fmine"! CHARLES WARNER '40 WITHOUT PATTERNS Pools of black blood Like dead fish eyes And limp White hands With festered purple gashes- And over all, the suffused rays Of the calm and silent moon, I Pulled ever and ever onward BY a slow, relentless force Out, out, out-into endless space, Doomed! To be burst to atoms And lie like pieces of pear-1 On the bleak, black shore of Death, KASHA THAYER THIRTY-FOUR Soc: Sch CCH In I seci twe elec in l pres trie t what skillful average can lack ould be erform. be able still be iuld have gently in 1 should it '40 1 ,,..... - - -up. -. Pro-Merito In October, 1938, eleven juniors were admitted to that select group, the Pro-Merito Society. Our first convention was held in October of the same year at 1Villiamsburg High School. Preserving the old Amherst tradition, we afterwards attended the movies at "Hamp." Vllestfield High School was the scene of our second convention in May, 1939. In the elections for new state officers, Shirlee Johnson, one of our delegates, was elected secretary. Wheii we were seniors, we found that our membership had increased from eleven to twenty. As in the previous year, Miss Fegley served as our advisor. Ruth Crosby was elected president of our society. The two conventions of the 1939-1940 season were held in Easthampton and Greenfield. Our other activities included selling candy at plays and basketball games, and the presentation of an 'flnformation Please" assembly program. One evidence of membership in our society is the Pro-Merito pin, but this year we tried to give more significant proof of our existence by accomplishing real results. THIRTY-FIVE CLASS DAY GIFTS W h now graduated from Amherst High School. We are waiting at the airport Q ELVG c ' ' ' for Om. plane to take us fs our destination. First, however, there is the ordeal of hav- . I ba 0.3 9 Wsio-hed and checked. The clerk informs us that there is an extra pg? plurevelife pggund dver the allotted fifty. Not wishing to pay this fee, each of us searches for some article which he no longer wants. ln many cases, we give these arti- C168 '50 undergraduate friends or faculty members who have come to say good-bye to us. To lighten her Suitcase Betty Stockwell removes her Harvard accent, which she gives to Peggy Kennedy. Roger Gordon takes out his pipe which he g'iV9S ffl C1339 TY1915 Carolyn Shaw gives her extra set of green and purple fingernails to Betty Boutelle. Josephine Baj leaves the front corridor to anyone who wants it. Frances Sullivan reluctantly cuts off her long hair and gives it to Doris Abramson. William Gurski takes out his best suit, his gift to "Scotty" Anderson. Mary Collett returns Mr. Woodman to the Latin class. Kenneth Main leaves his precision with Mr. Swift. Mary Barton leaves a complete set of French trots to the class of ,41. Mary Desmond gives her date book to Pat Squires. John Harrington leaves his "Muscles" to 4'Feeble" Ann Wood. Gladys Downing gives Barb ' C l b aia o e a ook on 'fHow to Win Friends and Influence People. H Richard Montague leaves his tractor to Miss Prendergast. Elmer Warner gives his hair-dye recipe to Fritz Capen. Donald Herrin ' l Anne Hasbrouck leaves with all 'fBest" ambitions for the future. Dorothy Clark ai d P lin Charlotte Stur 1 au e Moran leave a trail of broken hearts. tevant leaves her jump rope to Miss Halgl Jack Deady leaves h' h' Donald McCullou Richard Sanctuary leaves his vivacity to uEdie" Dayton, TOIII Moakler leaves hi is c ivalry and socks to Philip Hasbrouck. gh leaves his knowledge of charm to M. V. Rice. s car Cand contentsl to 'fBreck" Da ton. i y D0I'0thy Pratt leaves her telephone number to Dave Meade. Ruth Markert leaves the "R 1 g eaves behind his boundless energy which is taken by Malcolm Turner. E1 OYH Road to Knowledge" to Mr. Swift. eanor Reed leaves five doz Mari tt T . e a hacher leaves her appetite to anyone who needs it, 'rHm'rY-s1X en of her graduation pictures to the Hi-Y. Myra Esthe Eunif Kashi Doris 3 Mary Earl Tom Barb: Jean Doug Rayn Robe Grac- Itala Helei D-oro Robe Robe Albe: Mary Shirl Barb "Mili Lewi Jean Audi Mar j Rutlc Fran Marg Jane he airport al of hav- an extra aeh of us these arti- -bye to us. she gives ' Boutelle. Abramson. . Influence lm Turner. Myron Boluch leaves Amherst High School for better or for worse. Esther Thayer leaves her position of "Gold Bug" editor to some meniber ofthe class of '41, Eunice Towne leaves her megaphone to Doris Shampo. Kasha Thayer leaves several cow and horse skeletons to Mr. Lacroix. Doris Thomas leaves a collection of assorted fraternity pins to be divided equally among the undergraduate girls. Mary Martin leaves her "A,s" to the Boston Bees. Earl Bacon leaves his title of t'Number l Playboy" to Tom Howkins. Tom Doran leaves a box of 10c cigars to Holbrook Clark. Barbara Dempster leaves her halo and Wings to Melvin Harvey. Jean Ward leaves her Htoadsl' to the biology class. Douglas White and Marjorie Waterhouse leave the control of the railroads to the government. Raymond Kucinski leaves his knickers to the moths. Robert Irwin leaves Caesar to finish his Gallic campaigns alone. Grace Warner leaves her position of neighborhood nursemaid to Rosemary Sprague. Itala Grandonico leaves an assortment of travel booklets to Miss Churchill. Helen Beaumont leaves all "Jive and Jump" to Mr. Peterson. Dorothy Juckett leaves her ideas on "What Constitutes Glamour." Robert Pease leaves his pods. Robert Frost leaves on the next plane. Albert Bergeron leaves to 'tTrue Story" magazine his essay, "Don't Let This Hap- pen To You." Mary Cicia leaves her bravado to Mr. Myrick. Shirlee Johnson leaves to Miss Pinniek her book, "How To Rumba In Ten Easy Lessonsf' Barbara Williams leaves her personality to Lota Moakler. "Mike" Woynar, "Red" Williams and "Charlie" Warner leave their football letters to Thelma Cooke. Lewis Whitcomb leaves his dynamic power to Eddie Critehett. Jean Dickinson leaves her smile to brighten the gloomy halls. Audrey Jewett leaves her telephone number to State College. Marjorie Cowles leaves the gossip columns for good. Ruth Crosby leaves her collection of Tri-S programs to the Vllashington Congressional Library. Francis X. Fellers leaves his middle initial on a treasure map. Mary Ann Dodge leaves her bathing suit to Annette Donaldson. Jane Lannon leaves her quiet smile to Allen MacLeod. THIRTY-SEVEN .1 '--....-:- V . L ' V Y .....,,.i..,,L ...w ' Y "1 if-:V . "Zippy" Rice leaves her scintillating per Nadine Robinson leaves her bangs 0 to Miss Field. b'lit to Esther Cooke. Nancy Ryan leaves her executive a 1 y Winifred Seymour leaves her prize SP "Caesar" Kuzmiski leaves his Paul Sturtevant leaves his tas eeches to Mary Dalton. Betty Libby leaves her speedy French translations to Jean Bergeron. sonality to Mr. Moore. Mary Jane Stedman leaves her giggle to Arvilla Dyer. football uniform to Carl Bohrner. te in French Wine to Henrietta Jack Lambert leaves High School. Althea Miller leaves the HDuek-Stepl' to Toni Howkins. Dorothy Nestle leaves her sweaters. George Maturniak leaves his French accent to Bill Damerst. Alice Slack gives her make-up kit to Miss Brown. William Murphy sends his pie ture to Deteau. Having rid ourselves of these numerous burdens, We are now ready to leave, with lighter hearts, the Amherst High School. Confident that our gifts are in the proper hands, We know that THIRTY-EIGHT they will be appreciated. Editor: SHIRLEE JoHNsoN Reporters : MARY COLLETT - - :::- ::::::: DISHES I Washed the dishes daily And hated everyone, I found myself complaining Of "dishes to be done", But then I started singing On rainy days and fair And now, with no complaining, I work, without a care, BARBARA WILLIAMS RUTH CROSBY MARY MARTIN Septerr Octobe- J anuan March- April- Septen Noven Febru: March April- May- Septei Octob N-ovei Decer to leave, re in the N Il' CLASS HISTORY FOUR YEARS IN REVIEW! Life begins in '36! 1936 - 1937 September-Largest freshman class in history of school enters Amherst High. October-Freshman class elects officers: President, Dorothy Nestle, Vice-President, George Plough, Secretary, Anna Keedyg Class Advisor, Miss Prendcrgast. Fresh- men make social debut at Reception. January-Freshmen meet and clear first real hurdle-"mid-year exams". March-Esther Thayer and Margaret Warne star in debating by defeating older and more experienced debaters from Hopkins Academy. April-Class shows dramatic ability in production of "Father's Day Off" in Interclass Play Contest. 1937 - 1938 September-Landslide election! President, John Harrington, Vice-President, Robert Jordan, Secretary, Dorothy Nestle. November-Sophomores go social! The Sophomore class starts custom of informal dance in fall called "Sophomore Hop." February-New Gymnasium completed! Opening game with Hopkins. Several Sopho- mores on basketball squad. March-Big Top comes to Amherst! New High School Gym scene of preparations for circus, directed by Norman Myrick. April-Annual Interclass Play Contest held. Sophomores present HSham", starring John Harrington and Aspassia Babacas. May-Doric Alviani directs production of "Pinafore', by Amherst High students. Jack Deady cast as Dead-Eye Dick. 1938 - 19139 September-Whole slate re-elected! John Harrington, Robert Jordan, and Dorothy Nes- tle again officers of Class of '40. Pro-Merito membership announced. Eleven Jun- iors admitted to the society. Ruth Crosby elected Secretary. October-Football team wins Class B championship. Many Juniors receive letters in football. N-Ovember-Junior Class presents "The Ghost Train" in Town Hall. Mr. Foth coaches cast. December-Millett Cup Declamation Contest held in auditorium. Marjorie Waterhouse, '40, Winner among the girls. THIRTY NINE January-Mid-years! Just an old story now! 1 Hx . Junior Class presents "Su t , 3, Pl Contest postponed one vxcck g nget Be- Apnl Intsgclgfsthnlaz coached by Miss Brown. Play featured Hmodern dancer", Mary COH1 1 A ' Collett. May-Garden Party Setting of Junior Prom. lflirst formal dance sponsored by Class of '40. June College entrance exams! Many Juniors have first taste ol? entrance exams. Junior Class tenders reception to g'I'adHa'LGS. 1939 - 1940 September-Presidential two-term precedent broken. John Harrington re-elected Presi- dent for third term. Albert Bergeron elected Vice-Presidentg Jean Dickinson elected Secretary. Octo-ber-New members admitted to Senior Pro-Merito Society. Ruth Crosby elected President. Seniors tender reception to Freshmen. Football dance held in Gym to welcome new-comers. November-Student Association produces '4The Charm School." Donald McCullough has a major role. Seniors sit for their portraits. NVork on Gold Bug starts in earnest. January-Seniors win Prize Speaking Contest. Names of Mary Collett and Donald McCullough engraved on Millett Cup. March-Many Seniors take part in second annual circus. Senior Class votes to wear caps and gowns for graduation. "All American," written by Mr. Myrick, pre- sented by seniors in Interclass play contest. April-Semors feverishly Search through college catalogues as review classes begin. June-With final examinations behind them, seniors begin whirl of commencement activities-class picnic, class night, and long awaited graduation! Historians: MARY ELIZABETH MARTIN RUTH MARKERT FORTY CL1 Lift Vllhile lf ing fact Rita Al Aspassfit clul Earl Bc J osephfif Mary B Jus Hazel 1 Marjorz' Myron Paul Ci ' bac Donald Mary C Fri Mary C M arjori ' ' H acke Barbara Shi Mary A Thomag R. Don Art tion. Ai building, .Mclrjarff Bill Flf, Rcbert Ilala. G "Maisel Sunset Be- ger ' ', Mary il by Class anis. Junior ected Presi- ,nson elected isby elected il in Gym to McCullough lug' starts in and Donald otes to wear Myrick, pre- isses begin. innnencemeni BIARTIN CLASS PROPI-IECY LIFE LOOKS AT THE RECORDS February I3, I96I Life's reporter was sent to Wasliingtoii recently to look over the new census records Wliile looking through the files in these enormous offices, she found the following astound- ing facts about fellow members of the class of 1940, Rita Ahearn and Theresa Kelley-chorus girls in Shirley Riceis night club. Aspassia Babacas, Helen Bea-nmont, and Jean Dickinson-organizers of a lonely bachelors' club much frequented by Paul Stnrtefvant and "Dong" White. Earl Bacon-barker in a circus. Josephine Baj-author of "Me and My Shadow". Mary Barton--publisher of the book of the month, "The French List", with automatic ad- justments in case of change in system. Hazel Bigelow-First Lady of the land, and also Postmaster General. Marjorie Billings-costume designer for M. G.M.-successor to Adrian. Myron Bolnch-bat boy in the Big League. Panl Campbell-blushing baseball Big Leaguer-batting balls for Blue Bonnett Boys in ' bad. lands of Belgium. Donald Canning-missionary in Wilds of Sardinia. Ma-ry Cicia-prosperous florist-has been making money selling flowers for the funeral of Francis Fellers who smashed just one too many atoms. Mary Collett-leader of Communistic A.Y.C.-just unshirted in thirteenth purge. Marjorie Cowles and Albert Bergeron-operators of an escort service. "Hacher', Deacly-Fuller Brush man. Barbara Dempster and Mary Desmond-hash Hslingersl' in the dog cart where Philip Shnmway is cook. Mary Ann Dodge-model for "Zipper Flippersn. Thomas Doran-"One Bound Doran", world's heavy-Weight champion. R. Donald Eclcly-playwright, producer, and actor. Aroused by these discoveries, Life's reporter determined to continue her investiga- tion. After much red tape, she gained the following information from the files in the F-L building. Marjorie Felker-star reporter for 'fThe Daily Bungle", Amherst's leading newspaper. Bill Flebnt-inventor of a radio that talks back at the broadcaster. Robert Frost-still wondering what to do. Itala Granclonico-remodeling the Mussolini Forum to suit Stal1n's taste. "Muscle" Harrington-scene shifter in a W.P.A. theater on Cape Cod. FORTY-ONE - ' ' ' . factorv. Anne Hasbrouck-making matches, this time in a U Donald Herring-author of "Guiding Modern Youth . Dorothy H olland-waitress in a Dutchland Far1'r1S I'6S'f3UI'?1Ut- ,5 I in Soda jerker in cafe owned by Bill Gnrshi, and frequented by Pauline R0beMorfiniij "Dot" Clark and Doris Thomas. Shwlee Jofimfm-internatioiial spy-lost in Egypt while on the trail of Ruth Crosby, rob- ber of King Mut's tomb. Frank Joyner-manufacturer of J oyner's J ust-Mix-J unket. Dorothy Jnckett-author of a sequel to "Live Alone and Like It". Donald Julian and Roger Gordo tion of hydrogen sulfide. "Bombshell" Kiniba-ll-just exploded. Knihnichi and Knczinshik-running Krunchy-Kracker KO. n-founders of a new industry for the cheaper produc- "Caesar Knzinishi-winner of a blue ribbon in a knitting contest. Jack Lambert-Cnow out of schoolj chief truant officer of U. S. Donald Lander-mayor of the city of Amherst, Mass. Betty Libby-matron in a home for old ladies. From the M-R building! Kenneth Main-author of a treatise on Milton's "Il Penseroson. Ruth Marhert-training a group of curb-service waitresses in Labrador. Marion Martin-modeling classic costume jewelry. Mary Martin-the golden voice of radio. George Matarniak-professor of entomology Cbugs to youj at NVellesley College. Esther Matthews-extremely successful big game hunter. Donald MeCnllongh-noted lecturer-Eunice Towne is his butler. Sophie Miazga-a nurse traveling on a donkey in the Ozark Mountains. Althea Miller-stewardess on "International Bombing Planes, Incorporated". U Richard Montague-dissatisfied with Mrs. Roosevelt's taste-has hired Beatrice Griswold to redecorate the VVhite House. Roy Moser-fashion advisor to the well-dressed man. ' William Murphy-playing the lead in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Dorothy Nestle-hostess on a submarine. Viola Ocichi-tirst girl to graduate from West Point. Edna Page-manufactulier Qi SUPQI'-Stieky Marshmallow Fluff-in partnership with laundry-owner, Sophie Kielbasa. Barbara Paige-bubble dancer in "Folies Bergeresn. "'l0"f1 Pa"UdlS9'P1'0PI'i9t0I' of Ye Hula Heaven Sandwich Shoppe. Robert P9039-illlfepid explorer-imports feathers from ferocious beasts for Ann Berg- man 's hat shop. Certrud P QQ- 1 e eel manager of a school for women parachute jumpers, Patty Pleppo-creator of a new orchid for the Pleppfo and Downing Nursery. D " tl P' tt- v - . 010 ly ia ow ner ot Miss Pratt's Private School for Prodigious Prognosticators. FORTY-TXVO Eleano Zirwf' Nadine Nancy Th Richari Winifr P14 Carolyn Mc Alice E Joseph Mary U Betty Charlo France John E Marietz Esther K asha W Jean T " Charl E. Wa pe Grace Marjor of "Bntcl wc Lewis A Bflrbar Walter Michae Sophie In Paid w High S vrship with Pauline osby, rob- r produc- ollege. e Grisioold Ann Berg- ticators. Eleanor Reed-premiere danseuse in Ballet Russe. Zipporah Rice-the Contessa Van Von De La Rympleschnutzen. Nadine Robinson-model for hair styles in Arnold Rice's Beauty Salon. Nancy Ryan-editor of a very discreet gossip column. The S-Z files yielded the following items: Richard Sanetuary-scintillating World Series reporter. i Winifred Seymour-conductor of the See-More View from the Eye-Full Tower on Mt. Pleasant. ' Carolyn Shaw and Andrey Jewett-competitors for the title of Most Beautiful Television Model of 1961. Alice Slack-successor to Fred Astaire. Joseph Stanitis-osteopath of A.H.S. Athletic Department. Mary Jane Stedman-speaker on a home management program. Betty Stockwell-champion hog-caller of the Middle West. Charlotte Stnrtevant-Dean of men at Smith College. Frances Sullivan-Cuban stylist-advocator of the latest in short bobs. John Snllifuan--still blocking traffic, now in a blue suit and gold badge. Marietta Thacher-English Teacher at the Little Red School House at Amherst College. Esther Thayer-much divorced glamor girl of Nevada. Kasha Thayer-ditch digging archeologist-discoverer of records which destroy all of Mr. Woodman's pet theories. Jean W'ard-searching to find just how "pins erat Aeneas". "Charlie" W'arner-farming with oxen fmodern methods were too fast for himj. E. Warnei', G. Sacco, and E. Plichta-performing on a new chromium plated rubber tra- peze purchased from Britt, Brittin and Co., makers of "Stretch-E-Z" rubber goods. Grace Warner-airline stevvardess. Marjorie Watei'house-criminal lawyer-engaged in investigation of the financial status of Thomas Moahler, millionaire playboy. "Butch" W'hitco'1nb-police woman-investigating Jane Lannon, patent medicine sales- woman. Lewis W'hitcoinb-"Broker,' on VVall Street. Barbara lVilliains--head nurse at State College Infirmary-a great comfort to the boys. Walter' Williams-successful funeral director and Rotary Club member. .Michael Woynar-operator of "Woyn'er and Din'er Cafew. Sophie Wysochi-distiiiguished nurse in Fourth World War. In spite of the amount of time and labor she had spent, Life's reporter felt well re- paid when she thought of the accomplishments of that illustrious group, the Amherst High School class of 1940. Reporter, IQASHA THAYER Assistants, MARY COLLETT MARJORIE FELKER RUTH CROSBY JANE LANNON NADINE ROBINSON FORTY-THREE - .-14.4. -g.-sz.-5 - .- Z , 5'-. .-. .1 - S...-.f -f-':?f':'1?2w!w:v. .1- Salutatorian Essay "Tl-IE JOY OF AMERICAN FREEDOM" In these Confusing, days of Vvar, people are likely to forget some things about America, Even if these things are not entirely forgotten, they are over-shadowed by other consid- erations greatly emphasized at the present time. Let us see what a typical high schogl D student thinks about some specific problems that very much concern him. The question of further education is one of the most important for such a student to decide. His first decision is whether or not he wishes to have further education. If he does, then his next problem is-"how to get it?" If his parents can send him to college, he is fortunate, indeed. Even if he has almost no money, a student can still go to college in America. He may not be able to attend many of the social functions, because he has to work for his education, but if he really and truly wants an education, he doesn't mind sacrificing some pleasures for it. If this typical student goes to college, he has the privilege of majoring in the subject most interesting to him. Perhaps it is English. He then has an opportunity to choose his own vocation, his own life's work! Students should realize the distinct advantage of being able to choose their own vocations, instead of being obliged to follow a work handed down to them by family traditions or parental preference. It may be highly desirable to con- tinue a profession in a family, generation after generation, but only so long as the person immediately concerned is interested and capable in that chosen profession. A person who is forced to do a type of work for which he is not suited seldom succeeds. In order to succeed, a person must have both a desire and an aptitude for his chosen work. In America, a land of opportunity for every individual, a student has an almost unrestricted choice of vocation. This fypifial Student, by HOW an adult, has another great freedom in America-the ffeedom Of SPGGCI1. His Constitution has given him the right to express his opinion, pub- holy 01' Othefwlse, 011 any Subject he chooses. This freedom is the one, perhaps, m0S'G y Americans. One feels that he is an actual part of his own government if he is allowed to express an loved b opinion about that same government. Nl ' - . . I u 1 Ot only can this person voice an opinion about his government, but he can also take ns part in the election of the people Vvho manage seems that one vot O , . e more 01' less d0cS not count a great deal but to realize the tremen- dous sigmficance of a i the government. Of course, it oftell hw? I Slngle vote we have only to remember a time when one vote might ' C Hinged 21 great mternati onal situation. I am speaking of the great goal for which Woodrow W'1- - . 1 5011 11V0d and died-the League of Nations. Had there been but 0119 more PORTY-FOUR 44 Vote have natioi part C has s' worsh This 1 road I for to have tates, O believt he bel ways which upon Q O ards, : who b be wip of thi allow lifts a for 3 shoul ute, q scient the I America. er consid- gh school a student ion. If he to college, to college he has to sn't mind ne subject choose his antage of rk handed .ble to con- the person son who is succeed, a a land of E vocation. lerica-the nion, pub- iaps, most .t if he is n also take 2, it often he tremen- vote might for which 3 one more vote in favor of the League in the Senate of the United States, the United States would have become a member. NVho knows how our membership might have altered the present national situation? It is, indeed, true that one citizen may have a definite and important part in the government. Our average student may feel very fortunate in having so many freedoms, but he has still another, and perhaps more important freedom-freedom of religion. He may worship without interference as he pleases. He need not worship as his neighbor does. This particular freedom helps us to realize that life in America has traveled a long, hard road during the last three hundred years. But all this struggle has been well worth while, for today a man in this country may worship freely wherever he is. No longer does he have to go many miles through deep forests in order to worship as his conscience dic- tates, as did Roger Williams. Out of religious belief grows that very intangible thing we call character. I truly believe that any person who lives up to his religious convictions, no matter to what faith he belongs, helps to build for himself a character of the finest caliber. A person who al- ways has as his goal the high standards maintained by all religions has something for which to live. He bases all his other actions and thoughts, though he may not realize it, upon his deepest religious convictions. On the other hand, a person who builds his life, with no religious principle or stand- ards, always runs the risk of failure. For example, think, for a. moment, of those persons who build their entire lives upon a financial basis. How quickly their achievements can be wiped out by a national depression such as that we experienced in 1929! Wlien a thing of this sort happens, unless a person is very strong, he is likely to become cynical and allow one such failure to ruin his whole life. But religion never fails a man, rather it lifts and supports him. America is truly "the land of the free." I believe that because we students can choose, for a large part, the course our lives shall take, we should become better citizens. Vile should remember that we can plan our own lives, and we should not forget, for a min- ute, our opportunity-in America-to live these lives with freedom of spirit and con- science in the best possible way. Surely we can say with fervor, "Thank God we live in the United States of America!" -JANE LANNON '40 FORTY-FIVE .-. - e H . - v ,. . ----fr?--- -:Q-f.. -.--. , 1... ..,.-gg , . .. ...LL-rv ...n .- . . . - f Valeclictorian Essay "OUR DEBT TO THE FUTURE" The statement has been made that "all men are created equal". Without doubt the authors of the Declaration of Independence meant "equal" in civil rights, but this state- ment has too often been mistaken to mean that men are created equal spiritually, physical- ly, mentally, or socially. We have only to ask ourselves: "Are men created physically equal?" Look at our famous athletes, "Babe', Ruth, Joe Louis! And there are others who have been invalids all their lives, still others who have surmounted physical defects-great personalities like Helen Keller and Steinmetz. From studies in genetics we know that such a thing as physical equality is impossible. Furthermore, the laws of heredity demonstrate that it is impossible for men to be men- tally equal. As proof we can observe the great number of feeble-minded in our institutions. There are many people who are intelligent enough to keep out of an asylum, but not intelligent enough to formulate the proper policies of our government. At the present time the man on the street takes himself too seriously, when he considers himself capable of judging national policies. Not everyone is mentally equipped to pass judgment on gov- ernmental action. It is politically undesirable that men be considered equal, for we are in need of leaders, competent leaders, leaders whose insight and wisdom excel the capabilities of the man on the street. The founders of this nation never intended that the control of the nation should fall into the hands of the unskilled, they strove to make it possible for the policies to be formed by the most able men in the country. In colonial times the gov- ernment was in the hands of the educated men of the day-Washington, Hamilton, and Adams. Today we admire such men as Hughes and Frankfurter who have altogether too few counterparts in our government. There are other men who are Weak, spiritually and morally. As they have not de- veloped their own will power, they are ruled by Wild, irrational impulses, or dominated by the will of others. Education can do much for such a person, but no teacher can sup- PIY firmness of purpose or sound reasoning to men who have no capacity for either. Opposed to the man who is weak in body, mind, or soul, is the one Whom nature has e ' " ' ' ' . . . . ' S ndolwd mth 9XCePf10nal ability. Among the sc1ent1sts and inventors We find geniuses such as Edison and Einstein. A little less brilliant than these outstanding examples are the countless others with talents that distinguish them. They are our musicians, authors, P'Ul1fP1'S. actor. Y' . . . ' . . ' f . S, together mth those men who have distinguished themselves in their ro essions - ' ' - - . . A , p 5 01 In buSmeSS'Su1'S'e0US, mllllstersl Justices, and great industrial organizers. Just as men differ i ' ' - - In th ,I I , I n then' mnate CHPHCIUCS, so they vary in their tastes and interests. Pl' 91Sll1'G iours tho ' . , usands of men and women develop tastes that are superior to FORTY-SIX thosf' fl excellf' that he Tl strong given 1 nate th Nightii strenur. others- amples spirituz Six should for us the eml cellencf in polit taken n tion me cellence cusing be alwa in life' He In prep law of ' El fair S. With a. s0od p f01' sup he can 3 Place Ev than h SOCl6ty every X Perfect' that We bt the state- iysical- at our nvalids nalities lhing as Je men- tutions. but not int time able of Jn gov- e are in abilities atrol of ible for he gov- on, and her too not de- ninated an sup- zher. nature geniuses are the iuthors, n their anizers. lterests. erior to those of the average man. These tastes may be for good literature, beautiful paintings, or excellent music, while the interests of the average man may be restricted to the things that have a money value. Does it make sense to say that all persons are equal mentally '? There are also people who have developed superior strength of character. There are strong men and women who live lives of sacrifice and service, men and women who have given up their highest hopes and aims to care for parents, children, or others less fortu- nate than t.hey. Some have won world-wide recognition for their unselfishness. Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton gave up easy, pleasant lives to devote themselves to the strenuous work of nursing. Others have given their lives to help improve the fortune of others-Livingston and Stanley in Africa, and Jane Addams in Chicago. VVith such ex- amples of high accomplishment before us, can we say that all men are created equal spiritually G! Since men are not equal, never have been, and never will be, how in the future should our standards be set? That work remains for the youth of today. It is imperative for us to realize that there is a need of raising our own standards. In many places, now, the emphasis is being incorrectly placed on the average, when it should be placed upon ex- cellence. If in our age we are to create anything of value in the way of spiritual advance, in politics, or in the arts, we must place the emphasis on excellence, and forget this mis- taken notion of "equality," Each person must set up, for himself, high standards! Inspira- tion may come from great personalities, and great works of art. In this striving for ex- cellence, the individual must constantly measure and ruthlessly judge himself, not ex- cusing his defects just because others are not perfect. Our idea of what is superior will be always changing, it should be as we become more acquainted with the "finer things in life." Here in Amherst High School we have been acquiring a broad background for life. In preparing for the future we have been making ourselves physically fit. Since today the law of "survival of the fittest" is no longer true, we should at least give future Americans a fair start by making our generation a healthy one. We need not all be athletes, however. With a general background in facts and culture received in high school, together with a good physical background, we should be ready to start the real work in life, the struggle for superiority. Once one has chosen his field of endeavor, he should strive to know all he can about his work. In the present age, in spite of the talk of unemployment, there is a place for the man who knows his job. Everyone has heard many times the old saying, "A man gets no more out of life than he puts into it." No individual takes out of life anything worthwhile, or gives to society anything worthwhile unless he strives continuously to make himself superior in every way that his talents make possible. We must work, work, and keep on working for perfection, for there is no easy road to superiority. It is through this constant working that we shall live lives with a purpose, lives that will be more abundant in those finer th' th t b ' g ha iness. figs 3 rm pp -ESTHER THAYER '40 FORTY-SEVEN - 5 .,..,..- ff.,-1-., , , 1 ' .......-1 my---.ze-1 - V-.f cava-.--, . .,- .- The Class ol: IQHO in the Year I932 at Kellogg Avenue East Grammar School E , ,- -' , N' r 'A' m 'V 23 FRESI-IMAN CLASS SOPI-IOMORE CLASS OR CLASS THE "GOLD BUG" INTERVIEWS DR. DUDLEY Everyone knows our superintendent of schools, but not everyone knows all about him Iz'fe'9 reporter has been able to learn some of the less well-known facts. Doctor ' J I ' ' ' W I I ' 1 . Dudley came to Amherst five years ago from the Harvard School of Education where college education at the Massachusetts State College in 1913. NVhen, after two he taught school administration. He began .11 years, he ran out of funds, he turned to teaching school at Enfield, Massa- H chusetts. This work was interrupted during the World War, when he joined the army, and "fought in the battle of Camp Devens". At the close of the war he returned to college, this time to Harvard. To help pay expenses, he taught mornings in a private school for boys in Brookline. In 1921 he re- ceived his A.B. degree from Harvard. After graduation he became superin- tendent of schools for three years in Johnston, Rhode Island. He then re- turned to Harvard as assistant profes- sor, and while there took his degree of Doctor of Education in 1927. l Doctor Dudley, however, did not at first expect to choose teaching as his profession. While in junior high school he thought of being a doctor, but in senior high he found a new interest- forestry. In fact he was so genuinely interested in this work that his own . speech at his graduation from Chattle i l High School, Long Branch, New Jer- His interests in tl f u sey, was upon. the topic of forestry. hiwhm' mountrghlg il EOQE -doors have continued in his hobbies. He has climbed the Rsckv Mountain' NISE- GTI P Uglflnd, HS Well as Mount Itainier, and peaks in Glaclel' and he does Quite cliffchlolta fa arks' He Saysfie gets a klckn out of the little Sklmg' that Hlmlwbloped but 92211 these activities .are.his musical interests which he calls .WHO plmvima The radi0l1S1iS0ic. Under .the inspiration of Marc Tarlow, 'he took up N.B.e. slvinihioiisf and Piiiiiolams 'to which he mens are musmal Ones-Strmg quartets' -f . , iarmonic concerts. It seems th at this man is a su ' P . perintendent of ' ' as he has talents. schools with as many interests FIFTY about Doctor where musetts ,er two turned Massa- rupted joined lttle of he war ime to ses, he school he re- arvard. uperin- ears in 1en re- profes- gree of id not g as his L school but in crest- nuiuely Lis own Chattle ew Jer- astry. bed the :ier and ng' that 'le calls ,ook up uartets, is as he Motuwututst 'J V- .,, -.,1., ,- . . L - ,..,,.,,:mx,,,f, 1 if ,..'-,:,-11-xflvrgl-475,-c:1,'.,...,f , -1 . , .WY .-.-4+- Gold Bug STAFF 1939-1940 Erlitor-ia-Chief .....,. ....... E STHER THAYER Associate Editors: i1.Q.SzSami Efmm- ..... .....,. s HIRLEE JOHNSON KASHA THAYER BIISIIIOSS' Mamzgcr ...,............,.....,.,. JOHN DEADY MARY MARTIN ROY MOSER RUTH CROSBY MARY BARTON RUTH MARKERT Business Board ,.,..,...., ELMER WARNER MARJGRIE FELKER RICHARD SANCTUARY MARY COLLETT Art Editor ....... ......... J OHN HARRINGTON Faculty Advisor ..,.,,,.,. MISS MILDRED WEEKS At the first meeting of the staff, discussion began concerning the general theme of the book. Someone suggested that a LIFE issue of the GOLD BUG would be a novel and attractive way of presenting our activities and ideas. VVith this inspiration, we began the actual work, the arranging and pasting-up of senior Hheadsw, interviewing of students, writing Class Day statistics, and compiling the activities section. VVhen in April we began to receive proofs, we were more than ever enthusiastic about our efforts. X , - x - N 1 1 . . . . . . V l 'lhe next big Job nas soliciting the advertising, au task entirelv new to all of us. IH D V ' spite Ot our inexperience, we think we did "all right", judging from the size of the ad section. I Yllll the C00P61'at1on of the business and literary boards, we believe We have PTO' cucec a -. - - " 11 ici successfully different GOLD BUG for 1940, FIFTY-TWO SiZU1 The dl-31113, ali Y ear wi reaction, The: tions, Su in the bi Council 2 Two These gh head Of 1 111HI1ag-ed EEKS me of al and n the dents, ril we is. IH pf the ee pro- Stuclent Council The Student Council, with Jack Deady as president, James Dayton as vice-presi- dent, and Helen Beaumont as secretary, has met once every two weeks throughout the year with the purpose of solving the problems of the students and giving student reactions to our principal. There have been many problems brought into the Student Council group. Ques- tions, such as what to do with the proceeds from the Circus-how to create interest in the band-whether or not to attempt an lnterschool Social-were considered by the council and solved as efficiently as they could be. Two representatives from each ho1ne room have been present at each meeting. These students have established a direct contact between the student body and the head of the school. By the students and for the students, the Student Council has been managed to increase the democratic spirit of our school. FIFTY-THREE Tri-S lf,-mffllffizf ,..A..,.. 4........ N ANCY RYAN T1'casm'er ,,.. ...... ll TARY RYAN lf'ic'a-l'r'e.wz'f1c11I .,.,. ...AA A IARJORIE FRENCH Seco'ctfm'y .A...,A.,.......A. .... L ENA NIADDEN ildvism' Miss LAURA CooLY The Tri-S started the year with an enthusiastic campaign for new nieinbers. As an initiation stunt, each freslnnan girl waited on a senior for one day. The senior girls en- joyed watching the treslnnen carrying extra books and performing various small dutit-BS. The ill't'Sllllll'll felt well repaid for their troubles,however, after attending the scavenger hunt and Halloween party. But the real party of the season was the February "F0I'I11211H, a Snowball Dance. This "Formal" was so successful that a second one was put on in May- .Xlsn included in the ye-ar's program were the Tri-S swinnning ineet and the overnight hike. To Nancy Ryan and her capable assistants goes the credit for one of the most active years of the Tri-S. PIFTY-POUR Pres Ftrs Seca ing Isla' tivit par' boy Hi- Fag Bei 1 .ir-, is-1-A MA . .AFL Ac, K 1 'UT --M ' "3- I-ai, ..a..4-- -- - - ...inn ,MMM ,. . . 3 A ll K V f f l i "if, 1 25 s : , , T r ' W: ,i I W' I I .1 RYAN iADDEN As an rls en- duties. venger final", 1 May. t hike. active I-li-Y Prcsvlclent ..A.....,,...,..AA.,.... lXLBERT BEROERON First Vvlce-Presvlclent .......... DONALD J ULIAN Second Vice-Prcsvlclcnt A..... Josnrn S'rAN1TIs Secrctary-T1'cf1.surea' ... .,... Emma XVARNER Progwmz. Committee ..,.,, Tnoims IIOWKINS I'lIll"Illli,lj Adfzfism' Mn. RANDALL The fall activities of the Hi-Y organization were begun by the tour officers' attend- ing a convention in Springfield. Here the officers of various Massachusetts and Rhode Island Hi-Y Societies met tO spread the ideas of their clubs and tO plan the year's ac- tivities. Another convention, held in lVorcester, was attended by two Amherst delegates. Besides the usual XVednesday night meetings, the Hi-Y enjoyed several successful parties. Some of the Hi-Y members took part in a basketball game with the Ludlow Hi-Y boys, and the Amherst team emerged victorious. By far the most important event in this year's activities was the framing of the Hi-Y's first constitution. The committee appointed to write this document consisted of: Fayette Branch Cehairmanj, Tom Howkins, Jack Deady, Donald Herring, and Albert Bergeron. " ""f"- "- " e ' 'N'-'Bw - - ,e--, ..-- any-A i.":g-sp: - -ga- 'rlsrgz ' ""t FIFTY-FIVE v:L1ggg.4:-...-f7"'-""n'Tf"7' T"?5'?i1+"1S .- . ,, z Qrchestra Director ,,.. ...A.. I QENNETH MACITILLOP Libmricm ,..............,.....A BARBARA DEMPsTER Concert Mistress .... .,.,..,. A NNA SULLIVAN The orchestra welcomed at new leader, Mr. lVlacKillop, in the fall. Almost immediately, rehearsals were started to prepare for the program at the Eastern States EXpos1t1011. A anized, and has since played at several school functions. The IIIHSIC for the play, Aluflrlin, sponsored by the Parent Teachers Association, was furnished by the orchestra. This group also played on the evening of the school play, The UIICHW string ensemble was org S011 ool. There were no further appearances of the orchestra until Prize Speaking in January- In March, the string ensemble and orchestra played at the Interclass play contest. ln May the orchestra went to Athol to take part in the Westieicii Massachusetts Music l' estival. The last and most formal appearance of the orchestra is, always, on the Commence- ment 11l'0g.1'l'2llll. FIFTY-SIX Ba Dire' band out H "pei hand ment prov form 061111 Teac Band 1 'ie' 'M va- E I l I l 1 L 9 I 5 l S Pg, l g. it I l I U il QA LJ U A u MPSTER diately, ion. A e music hed by Charm inuary. PST. 4 Music imence- i F P i ai ii I l l ll P ll I IW l I ------. 5 1 i l Q r sl I 1 f 1 L. Director .. ...... GILMAN RANDALL L17brcm'z'a,o1. .. .,.... EDITH DAYTON Witli his usual enthusiasm, Mr. Randall, last tall, started the organization of the band. Although this organization was not ready to play for football games, it "turned out" strong for the basketball season. At almost every home game, the band provided "pep" and support for the cheering section. After the basketball season was over, the band kept "in shape" by playing at the Tournament, on Thursday evening of Tourna- ment XVeek our band gave a concert. Perhaps, more important concert dates were March first and second when the band provided music for the circus. In addition to the regular circus program, a. few members formed a German band for "special" music. In May, the band led the Memorial Day parade, and, after the services at XVest Cemetery, went to Conway to play at the services there. The "grand finale" of the year was the usual concert "on the malll' for the Parent- Teaehers' Association. FIFTY-SEVEN ' " ""' li.: at ' 1- ,, . -.+ . . A .. .V we - -- - f-an - - . .- ... --'- A 1- . -A. . - . ,. .,,.., 5.4. -MQ., -1 .n--gg ..,,.-Av-.,.-,g-,,.,. , , 75--s-, ,,,,-,,,:-g,r'i5-M-- ,-,,f.,:..7-fzrgggg-,-1.5, I ,. 4 A Junior Play - Richard Winthrop Elsie Winthrop .. Charles Murdoch Peggy Murdock ,AA.... Saul Hodgkin .,... Miss Bourne ..,.,. DONALD MCCULLOUGH Tedfiie Dealcin JOHN HARRINGTON ...WNFR-ANK JOYNER .ALBERT BERGERON ,..,...RUTH MARKERT PAUL STURTEVANT ROBERT IRWIN ESTHER MATTHEWS Johan Sterling RALPH SMART Herbert Price ,.....,..BETTY PATTON Julia Price .WMELMER WARNER Jackson COLLETT Officer Director ,....,....,..........,........,.... MR. CHARLES FOTH With Arnold Ridley's Uthrillern, "The Ghost Train", to work with and Mr. Foth as director, the aspiring "thespians" of the class began early in September rehearsals of their Junior Play. It took only one rehearsal to see that Al Bergeron, as the villain, and Elmer WtU'Uf'1'i as the decrepit station master, were well chosen for their p21rfS- Xo one in the cast will ever forget Ralph Smart's first lessons in romantic technique 01' RMU' Patton's first scream. After weeks of preparation, the big night arrived. Elmer XVarner made the "perfect FIFTY-EIGHT corpse", and as a b' l'-at -i H - , H .- . ,, , , , . H B ton acts age ghost train, Jack Deady fitted perfectly Maiy 211' 1 our able prolnpter, stood by Hjust in Cases, flsval' Peterson and T D - - -. . . . . , . . - ,O iakf? , Om 013117215 Stage and piopeity managers, helped to U llllS play a phenomenal success, Eilii Man Fear Spoi B usi Fact a p GRA to t ism to 1 and atte year Spoi tere RRINGTON K JOYNER BERGERON MARKERT TRTEVANT RT IRWIN Mr. Foth Iearsals of he villain, Ieir parts. zhnique or e "perfect 'y Barton, t to make f 'f A , STAFF 1939-lqao Graphic Editor-in-Chief .... JAMES HOLDSWORTHCto Feb.D News Board: U I PHILIP THAYER THOMAS HOVVKINS Managing Erlztor . .,.,....... RICHARD ALLPHN MARIORIF EFI KFR Feature Editor .... ,.,. . .JOHN HARRINGTON FAYETTF BRANCH Sports Editor ..,. ,....... , PHILIP ANDERSON KARI BOHMFR J OLMRE TYLER WAYNE DERBY FRED NIIENTKA NIARX' IQVYAN BUWCSS Bf'f"'d --" it JOSEPH GORDON WILLIAM IiA:sIERsT DOROTHY CLARK MA1,coI,M TURNER MARGARET GRIFFIN JOSEPH ALFIER1 Faculty Aflrisor ...,.. ..,..,....., . JOSEPH MOORE DAVID DUVAL This year saw the twenty-fifth anniversary ot the GRAPHIC. In honor of the occasion a printed edition with special letters and articles was brought out. Since that issue the GRAPHIC has continued in printed form with tour pages of news and items of interest to the school. Now with the GRAPHIC in this form, there is an opportunity for students of journal- ism for practical experience in newspaper set-up and advertising problems. The staff has to write and type articles, correct copy, read galley proofs, paste up the "dummy", and read page proof. Students have to solicit advertisements, and get "ad" layouts. In March in Holyoke, and in May in Ludlow, Inenibers of the staff and their advisor attended conventions of the XVestern Massachusetts League of School Publications. Next year the GRAPHIC intends to resume its lapsed membership in this league. The league sponsors a state-wide contest of school publica.tions. This year the GRAPHIC is to be en- tered, and we think that it has an excellent chance of placing. Amherst High has every reason to be proud of its neat, well-planned paper. FIPTY-NINE Football Cop-tam ..............,,... ,..,.., 1X IIOHAEL XVOYNAR, Coach ..... .........A,...,......4 G EORGE NVILLIAMS A.ssz'stant Coach ....,.......... NORBIAN 1WYRICK Managers .......,.,......., ROBERT SHUMWAY AND PHILIP ANDERSON The season of '39 was one of "ups and downs" for the A.H.S. football team. After starting olt the year with 6-0 and 13-12 wins over Springfield Commerce and Chicopee, the team, because of injuries, lost two successive games tO weaker opponents. However, through the expert handling of Coaches Williaiiis and Myrick, our boys came back to win their last two games by decisive margins. In spite of the short schedule of six games, Amherst was again awarded the Class HB" championship of W6StQ1'11 Massachusetts. The chief instigators of this honor were seniors "Mike" NVOynar, "Jack" Deady, and HCEl9S2l1'H Kuzmiski who stood out above a group of inexperienced but "game" lower class- t men only through their former varsity experience. SCORES Commerce .... .. 0-6 VVare ..................,..... 12-6 South Hadley ..,,, .... 7 -5' UUCOPGO .... ..... 1 2-13 Enfield CConn.D .,.... 14-0 Northampton .... .--- 0 '1- SIXTY Ba M om 4 forth we h sired meml prove Bergt noted to br shire ners --x a 5 -s . .iavihbf fig ws ..,.,X 1 , V A J N MYRICK Captain .................... ,..... F RANCIS IQUZMISKI lm. After Chicopee, However, e back to six games, isetts. The eady, and ower class- 7-5' 0-1- Mcmager ....... HARRY SHERMAN COACH .,.............. ..... G EORGE XVILLIAMS 'WVe wonf' was a phrase heard again and again as the A.H.S. students marched forth from the gymnasium. Wlhyt Because our basketball team was one of the best that we have had in recent years. For a leader "Caeser7' Kuzmiski left nothing to be de- sired, he was cool, understanding and always willing to share his laurels with the other members of the team. "Bob', Eddy blossomed into a fine scorer, while 'tDon', Gates proved himself to be as fine a floor man as there was in the Hampshire League. "Al" Bergeron and "Hank" Ziomek became a pair of first-class guards, the former was noted for his close guarding and the latter for his dangerous set shot eye that was able to break up a close game in a split second. Although our boys failed to win the Hamp- shire League, they did themselves proud, in our opinion, by being the most gracious win- SIXTY-ONE ..-- -- A ...,.-..s-r..,.-1: . - . 4 wr.: ,- f fvfv., f.. -.- : - .-- Y-- l l Baseball Jlcnugcr ...,. .... E DVVARD DEsMoND Coach ..... .... G EORGE WILLIAMS After surviving the loss of "Ace Pitcher Francis Strange" at an early date in the season, the 1940 baseball club turned in an enviable record. "Phil" Slunnway and "Bob" Eddy divided tl1e hurling assignments between them. ln the Deerfield game, Shuinway fanned twenty-one batters for the most outstanding 2ll'lllC'V0lll0lll of the year. Among the leading sluggers were "Hank" Kolasinski, "Nelson,' Jenks, and My1'0H Boluch, while the Page boys, and "Caesar" Kusmiski performed capably in the field. Great joy was felt by the entire team when Hopkins, our arch rival, was defeated twice by the scores of 10-9 and 9-3. Although our field is far from the High School, many members of the student body showed their loyalty by regularly attending the home games. I SIXTY-TWO Tr M an excef ance sprii ners mile Invi1 Meet boys and B 'hm fini. A, if w XVILLIAMS ite in the 'een them. ltstanding nd Myron he field. 5 defeated ldent body Track Captain ,.........,................... CHARLES XVARNER Manager ..... ...... D ONALD MCCULLOUGH Coach ...........,..,........... MR. JOHN PETERSON The track team, under the able guidance of Coach Peterson, proved to be one of excellent caliber. For the first time in the school's track history, the team was well bal- anced in all fields, with sprinters, distance runners, and field men. Leading the aggregation was the capable "Charlie" NVarner, "the ace" of the Sprints and hurdles. Although small, "Charlie" showed his heels to some of the best run- ners in Massachusetts. "Joe" Alfieri and "Red" Hutchings were the best in the 880 and mile runs, Hutchings set a new school record of 4 minutes 56 seconds in the Greenfield Invitation Meet. The weight hero was "Donn Herring. In the Springfield Classical Meet "Don" set a new school shot-put record with a heave of 40 feet 10 inches. While these boys led the team in point making, a group of less spectacular but steady boys Worked hard to win the scattered points which made the difference between victory and or the team. SIXTY-THREE V " "" """'-"H 'U' - '-'e-"-- --- -s":-- -... . ' .. ' - ' -... .- .-,- .. . A. , fir, xf' ""' S-' "Fifa ---- N . ,-fx..--. v, -N ,L . ,, UNITY The Engravings For This Annual Were Furnished By The ADVERTISERS ENGRAVING COMPANY 126 Dorrance Street, Providence, R. I. JAMES A. LOWELL AMHERST SAVINGS BANK - BUCK SELLER Savings Deposits and Life 1115111111166 BOOKS AND -ll' -ilu' un- STATIONERY AMHERST MASSACHUSETTS -III! ill' Yllll' , ,,, ..-n .1--nu-'I' W S -............. - 5 an - , PALM BEACH SUITS Tailored By Goodall sold exclusively THOMAS F WALSH WAYNE DERBY AND HIS ORCHESTRA CALL 808 395 PLEASANT STREET AMHERST Best Wishes to the CLASS OF 40 iilminw gl Ill ll I Ill III ll Ill ll Ill ll ll ll I ll lliull ll ll ll Ill ll I. lj ll -I .I .I Il- . . . BY . . . GRIGGS, INC. P S-w em. 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