Amherst Regional High School - Goldbug Yearbook (Amherst, MA)
- Class of 1940
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PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF AMHERST
HIGH SCHOOL, AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS
C LIFE EDITION
lune 18, 1940
THE YEAR'S EVENTS
School Statistics .....
PrincipaI's Letter ......
Class Officers ........
Graduating Class ..
Class Day .....,
Class History .....
Class Prophecy .......
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7 Student Council ..I. ...I. . 53
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10 Hi-Y 55
13 Orchestra 56
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16 Junior Play 58
17 Graphic 59
36 Football 60
39 Basketball 61
41 Baseball 62
44 Track 63
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.
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.
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?
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".
MR. GEORGE E. WILLIAMS
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
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 - -
- Household Arts
- Household Arts
- Social Studies
- English, Commercial Subjects
- - Science
- - - Music
- Industrial Arts
- Social Studies
- Social Studies
- Social Studies, Physical Education
- - - Art
- English, Latin
- S cience, Mathematics
- Industrial Arts
- - English
- - - Latin
ROBERT E. QUIRK
whose life was more noble and splendid
than any "lesson" a student can learn.
JOHN HARRINGTCN, President
JEAN DICKINSON, Secretary
ALBERT BERGERON, Vice
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RITA C. AHTEARN ASPASSIA H. BABACAS
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
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Future: Medical Secretary
Future: News Correspondent
PAUL H. CAMPBELL
MARJORIE M. BILLINGS
Future: Costume Designer
GEORGE T. BRITT
DONALD E. CANNING
Future: Office Worker
ROBERT P. BRITTIN
Future: Radio Operat01'
MARY T. CICIA
MARJORIE E. COWLES
Future: Gym Teacher
BARBARA A. DEMPSTER
Future: Kindergarten Teacher
DOROTHY M. CLARK
RUTH C. CROSBY
Future: Latin Teacher
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JOHN E. DEADY
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JEAN L. DICKINSON
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GLADYS L. DOWNING
FRANCIS X. FELLERS
THOMAS B. DORAN
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ROBERT D. EDD
WILLIAM E. FLEBUT
Future: Movie Projectionist
Y MARJORIE C. FELKER
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Future : Journalist
ROBERT B. FROST
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ROGER S. GORDON
BEATRICE M. GRISWOLD WILLIAM P. GURSKI
Future: Interior Decorator Future: Forester
ANNE HASBROUCK DONALD D. HERRING
Future: Dietitian Future: Millionaire at Twenty
ITALA M. GRANDONICO
JOHZN F. HARRINGTON
DOROTHY E. HOLLAND
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SHIRLEE E. JOHNSON
Future: Costume Designer
DONALD B. JULIAN
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THERESA C. KELLEY
DOROTHY M. JUCKETT
Future: Piano Teacher
SOPHIE V. KIELBASA
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RICHARD H. KIMBALL
RAYMOND P. KUCINSKI FRANCIS T. KUZMISKI
Future: Undecided Future: P. Basketball Player
JANE LANNON DONALD S. LAUDER
Future: Secretary Future: Undecided
HELEN A. KNIHNICKI
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ELIZABETH F.. LIBBY
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Future: History Teacher
MARION V. MARTIN
Future: College Boy
RUTH A. MARKERT
Future: French Teacher
MARY E. MARTIN
ESTHER P. MATTHEWS
Future: English Teacher Future: Biology Teacher
DONALD O. MCCULLOUGH SOPHIE C. MIAZGA
Future: Aviator Future: Nurse
ALTHEA E. MILLER
RICHARD C. MONTAGUE PAULINE V. MORAN
Future: Undecided Future: Dress Designer
WILLIAM H. MURPHY
DOROTHY A. NESTLE
Future: Fashion Adviser
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THOMAS R. MOAKLER
Future: Business Man
ROY E. MOSER
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ROBERT D. PEASE
EDWARD R. PLICHTA
GERTRUDE F. PECK
DOROTHY I. PRATT
ELEANOR G. REED ARNOLD M. RICE
Future: Singer Future: Forester
SHIRLEY RICE ZIPPORAH F. RICE NADINE M. ROBINSON
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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
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Future: Social Service Worker Future: Morgan Horse Breeder
PHILIP E. SHUMWAY ALICE R. SLACK JOSEPH J. STANITIS
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Future: Undecided Future: Undecided Future: Aviator
MARY JANE STEDMAN ELIZABETH G. STOCKWELL CHARLOTTE STURTEVANT
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Future: Secretary Putin-eg Librarian
Future: Kindergarten Teacher
PAUL J. STURTEVANT
Future: Commercial Chemist
JOHN P. SULLIVAN MARIETTA TI-IACHER
Future: Undecided Future: Artist
KASHA V. TI-IAYER DORIS M. THOMAS
Future: Botanist Future: Surgical Nurse
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ESTHER V. THAYER
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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
Future: Forestry Service
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LIFE EDITION BARBARA WILLIAMS WALTER WILLIAMS
Future: Nurse Future: Undecided
MICHAEL WOYNAR SOPHIE T. WYSOCKI
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!
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
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
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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 '
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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 - - '
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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
Sh does not have to be chosen "Miss America," but she must be above the average
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
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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
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,
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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
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.
W h now graduated from Amherst High School. We are waiting at the airport
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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
Richard Montague leaves his tractor to Miss Prendergast.
Elmer Warner gives his hair-dye recipe to Fritz Capen.
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Anne Hasbrouck leaves with all 'fBest" ambitions for the future.
Dorothy Clark ai d P lin
1 au e Moran leave a trail of broken hearts.
tevant leaves her jump rope to Miss Halgl
Jack Deady leaves h' h'
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.
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,
en of her graduation pictures to the Hi-Y.
al of hav-
aeh of us
-bye to us.
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
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
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.
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Nadine Robinson leaves her bangs
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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
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
they will be appreciated.
Editor: SHIRLEE JoHNsoN
Reporters : MARY COLLETT
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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,
re in the
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
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.
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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.
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 '
May-Garden Party Setting of Junior Prom. lflirst formal dance sponsored by Class
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
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
November-Student Association produces '4The Charm School." Donald McCullough
has a major role. Seniors sit for their portraits. NVork on Gold Bug starts in
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
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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
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.
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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.
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010 ly ia ow ner ot Miss Pratt's Private School for Prodigious Prognosticators.
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.
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-
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
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"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
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
opinion about that same government.
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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
ion. If he
he has to
.ble to con-
son who is
a land of
.t if he is
n also take
2, it often
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
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"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
law of '
El fair S.
e are in
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
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
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.
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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.
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
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
g as his
is as he
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Erlitor-ia-Chief .....,. ....... E STHER THAYER Associate Editors:
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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.
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l 'lhe next big Job nas soliciting the advertising, au task entirelv new to all of us. IH
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spite Ot our inexperience, we think we did "all right", judging from the size of the
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,
Y ear wi
in the bi
head Of 1
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.
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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.
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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
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
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
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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
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
The last and most formal appearance of the orchestra is, always, on the Commence-
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-
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Peggy Murdock ,AA....
Saul Hodgkin .,...
Miss Bourne ..,.,.
DONALD MCCULLOUGH Tedfiie Dealcin
ESTHER MATTHEWS Johan Sterling
RALPH SMART Herbert Price
,.....,..BETTY PATTON Julia Price
.WMELMER WARNER Jackson
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
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,
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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.
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.
Commerce .... .. 0-6 VVare ..................,..... 12-6 South Hadley ..,,, .... 7 -5'
UUCOPGO .... ..... 1 2-13 Enfield CConn.D .,.... 14-0 Northampton .... .--- 0 '1-
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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-
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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
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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.
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