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

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GUIDANCE DEPA2 I , Bmhbrst Regional Higgi.. is-uiwol xx Amherst, Mass. T' C K 6,- x h if B 3, "' if S 1, J, !. .. GOLD BUG l943 AMHERST HIGH SCHCOL AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS Foreword "Today is not yestera'ay - we ourselves change. How then can our works ana' thoughts, if they are always to he the jittest, continue always the sanze? Change, indeed, is painful, yet ever needful, and if memory have its force and worth, so also has hope." --CARLYLE This year has brought many changes, to the country as a whole, and to our school-a new principal, many new teachers, the loss of some of our classmates, a new curriculum. Because these changes have been so far reaching in their effects upon all of us, they have forced their way into our Gold Bug. We feel, with Carlyle, that though change may be painful, in it lies our greatest hope. -THE EDITORS WITH DEEP APPRECIATION WE DEDICATE oUR GOLD BUG TO MISS GENEVIEVE DWYER WHO WITH DETERMINATION AND GOOD NATURE HAS TAUGHT US TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHANGES WHICH LIE AHEAD. i 5 I i r P H0'l'0-LIl1'l'0l'fC PRINCIPAL KINGSLEY A. PERRY UR new principal is a man with courage enough to face change. Although suc- cessful 1n all things dramatic during his college days, he chose law as a profession which he followed for eight years. At the same time he gained further experience in the business world from owning and operating a summer hotel. But how "can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same?" In 1940 Mr. Perry became instructor of English in the Kin ston H' h S h l. g ig c oo n 1941 he Joined the faculty of the Amherst High Schoolg in 1943 he became our Principal. Fortunate, indeed, are we to have as a guide through these days, when more than ever before circumstances have altered our lives and our thinking, a man who moves ahead with confidence and judgment. MR. SWIFT Class Adviser To Miss Weeks MISS WEEKS Gold Bug Adviser and Mr. Swift we wish to express our special gratitude for the time and interest which they have devoted to the activities of the class 1943. iii.-11 TO OUR "KING" We leave to the English their good Mr. Chips. We'll take Mr. Perry's fun and his quips. He's full of good stories, adventures and trips. We'll take Mr. Perry, a smile on his lips. He has vigor and charm and a power that grips. All hail to "King" Perry, "Good-bye Mr. Chips". MARJORIE I-IAMLIN "MITCH" Heh "Mitch"! I've been looking all over for you. There's one or two things you ought to do. The further door to the lunch-room squeaks. A pipe upstairs has sprung some leaks. Room l's too cold, and the gym's too hot. It can't be fixed, 'cause the chains are "shot." And, "Mitch", the chem. lab.'s in a terrible mess, But wait till you smell it-H2S! Yes, jean says that's all there is today. But look! Your hair is turning grey. DORIS ANDERSON MILDRED S. BROWN Still pronouncing ufleas that teasen. We hope she's down from the PYfenee5' MARJORIE N. BURDITT Dashing by, calling out "Hi,'g For her, the sophomores would gladly die MARY A. CHASE Sines and tangents, roots and squares, Those are her most popular WarCS. ALICE W. CHURCHILL She didn't get the chance To visit her beloved France- C,est la guerre. MARJORIE E. COOK We like and congratulate Mrs. Cook But We Wish she'd get rid of her exercise book. LAURA G. COOLEY Leading girls of the famed Tri-S On to success in formal dress. JEAN L. DICKINSON Zipping through files with an audible sigh, She keeps things straight in Amherst High. ROBERT H. DOMINA Bob Domina has a class of girls Not interested in grooming curls. 7 BETTY J. DONLEY 3211- Sacred muse, We call Miss Betty Jane, 0 keeP5 ahve the classic Latin strain. ALICE D. DUFFY En ery body likes Miss Duffy Cause she s so far from being stuffy. GENEVIEVE H. DWYER With a round and jolly Irish face She sets for us a wicked pace. ISABEL C. FIELD King Tut consented with grace to die So poor Miss Field could tell us why. IRENE E. HALE We give due honor to Miss Hale Whose words of wisdom never fail. DONALD S. LACRGIX The homework assignments are really quite tough. To pass "Pop's" biology one just can not bluff. CONSTANCE H. LEE "Since we'll all be homemakers someday, Let's learn to cook in the very best way" GERTRUDE M. LIRIO With a Latin twinkle in her eye She's given new sparkle to Amherst High. KENNETH MAC KILLOP A majestic figure with his baton, He stifles a tremendous yawn. HARRY J. MARKS A walking library of books, We wouldnit know it by his looks. HOLLIS W. MOORE It doesn't please Hollis very much To have the girls "dragging" the clutch. CLIFFORD N. OLIVER The "Maine-ish" twang tells a native story, "Cliff" can teach math "we guess, by gorry." WILLIAM W. PATTERSON In spite of seniors: Page and Pease, From room nine he never flees, EDITH L. PINNICK "Seven-cent sandwich?", asks Miss Pinnick each day, As we pass through withiour luncheon tray. GERTRUDE T. PREBLE Our practical, theatrical, Trudy Has gone to do her duty. GEORGE F.. WILLIAMS "These exercises you will find Will help you in the army grind." l Matters change and morals changeg men remain." -Galsworthy HARLAN LADD Class President "Harlie", the president of the senior class, left during his last year to join the Navy. He has been a member of the Trail- blazers Club and the Hi-Y. He has directed, among many other things, the colorful spring prom which' the class spon- sored in its sophomore year. "Harlie's" quiet, yet pleasant personality has endeared him to his classmates. ROBERT WITHERELL Class Vice-President "Bud" has been a star athlete during his four years in high school. He has been more prominent in football and baseball, but has also played on the basketball team. "Bud's" hobbies are fishing and hunting. To complete his school life he has been elected vice-president of his classg upon the loss of the president, he now fills that position. DORIS ANDERSON Class Secrflary Blond and striking, Doris has been an attraction and a dis- traction during her three years in our class. She is "vim, vigor, and vitality" all tied up together. She can work hard all day, and still be upepped upl' for a dance. Her warm and generous nature has endeared her to all her friends who regard her as an unusually good scout. ESTHER COFFIN Class Treasurer Esther's a very clever, active young lady who dgbbleg in paints for our attractive dance posters, exhibits prize pies in Inter-class Plays, steers the girls' division of the Student Corps, and guards the senior treasury. Her natural charm and bound- less enthusiasm rate Esther a verdict of "tops". Twelve THE. GOLD BUG EVELYN ADRIANCE Evelyn is a girl who says little, but goes about her work with a certain calm determination, is very dependable and is anxious to do her share whenever she is asked. Although one of the more silent members of the class, her activities are extremely varied, and her interests extend all the way from photography to horseback riding. LELAND ALLEN Known as "Lee" to his friends, this boy has gone through Amherst High with definite scientific leanings. Marks have been no worry to carefree "Lee"g his brilliant, analytical mind has made up for the study that should have been done at home. He is a convert to good music, if Harry James can be considered ugoodf' Although on certain subjects "Lee" may be quite stubborn, he's "all right". SCOTT ANDERSON Always thought of as one of those "silent menu, Scott can produce speeches "vocabularily" impossible to comprehend. A member in good standing of both the Hi-Y and the Out- ing Club, he has also managed the football team. Chemistry and Amherst College seem rivals for his future time, but Scott has solved the problem by combining the two. MARGARET BANKS Margaret is quiet and rather shy in the presence of those with whom she is not well acquainted, but in the midst of a circle of friends, she discards this reserve. Her interests are extremely varied, ranging from soft-ball to Victory Gar- dens. Margaret has chosen nursing as her profession, and shc is certain to excel in her field. I CLASS 194.3 Thirteen W 1 1 , Sq s.. 1.1 1 sam 1. K 11 aw-ff 111- W 'V ef ,af aaa 439 W, .ff . 96" ' ' sniff' ' G ,,. , , , ,. 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"DottieU has worked tirelessly on school publications, played in the band, and maintained a high scholastic standing. Her ambition is to become a doctor, a great aim for a great girl. JACQUELINE BERNARD "Jackie" is the songbird of her class. Her lovely soprano voice has added much to many of the Amherst High School con- certs during her four years here. She is interested also in sports and has always been active in girls, after-school soccer and basketball. Her classmates expect to hear of a brilliant future for her. KARL BOHMER Karl leads an exceedingly varied and active existence. His many theatrical successes have, however, brought him the greatest fame. At various times he has been a debater, member of the "Graphic" and "Gold Bug" staffs, prize-speaker, and a glee-club tenor. Karl is a devout Greek and Latin student. . DALLAS BOYD Dallas is a care-free fellow student. When he is not being delayed by "after-school appointments" in the fall, he plays end on the football team. He could have walked off with a medal for most frequent appearance on the tardy slips, but then friend "Chet" might have been hurt. His Cavalier attitude is interrupted by a few serious moments. Fourteena THE GOLD BUG I FRANCENA BURROWS Francena is another girl from Pelham. During her four years in high school she has been a member of the Dramatics, Country Dance, and Tri-S clubs. Like her clubs, Francena's hobbies are varied. The most important one is letter writing. The collecting of popular victrola records, -and dancing tie for second place. Concerning ,her future, Francena says, "Mrs. Robert Bradley, wife." GEORGE BUXTON Ceorge's two chief interests are music and aviation. Through- out his school years the band and orchestra have claimed his attention. He is not only an accomplished trumpeter, but a drummer as well. A plane swooping over Amherst may very possibly contain George, whose passionate interest in flying has made him a likely candidate for the Air Corps. ROBERT CADY Bob Cady has become famous for his ability to carry a foot- ball through a powerful line. Those who have seen him play know what is meant by "power" and "broken field running." He is perhaps better known to the faculty for his frequent and disguised trips uptown at lunchtime. Bob is a good friend of all who know him. ROLAND CAMPBELL "Soupy" is famous for his definite flair in producing non- existent book reports and his ability to top all of Mr. SWift's fish stories. Complex aeronautical terms such as "rho over two" have not phased him in the least. "Soupy", although a loyal resident of Pelham, fits perfectly into the life of Am- herst High. CLASS 194-3 Fifteen THOMAS CANAVAN Tom possesses the rare ability of being able to sell an adver- tisement in the "Graphic,, or "Gold Bugi' to a "hard-boiled" store owner. Certainly the "Graphic" would never have reached its present heights without Tom's efforts to keep the money pouring in. Those magnificent "royal ragesn in his impersonation of the Emperor of China also have added to his reputation. FRANCIS CHESTNUT Another member of our class in the Navy, Francis left school in the fall of our senior year to enter the service with his father. While in school, Francis was a sports enthusiast. Because of the distance of his home inisunderland, he was unable to play on the regular teams. An easy-going individual, Francis could seldom be seen carrying books from school. VERONICA CYSZ Veronica's outside activities are largely determined by the weather. During the winter her favorite hobby is ice-skating. Collecting stuffed animals is her pastime in the other seasons. While in high school Veronica has become much interested in secretarial Work. This interest should be important in de- termining her future, since Veronica hopes to qualify for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. JOHN DANAHEY John is a "happy-go-lucky" chap who not infrequently-has found himself under the stern gaze of Mr. Haskins or Mr. Perry. Although he has shown no yen for studying, he has made up for this deficiency by being very active in intra- mural basketball. John possesses, as his friends all know, a pleasant and friendly disposition. Sixteen THE GOLD BUG ELEANOR DICKINSON That flash whizzing past in such confusion is "Dickie". Perhaps she is attempting a difficult shot in basketball, or just stealing a base in a girls' softball game. Whatever the sport, whoever the opponent, .Dickie is happy--win, lose, or draw. The commercial course' she follows rates second to the fun she enjoys with her friends. BLANCHE DOLEVA A good recipe for Blanche's way of living would be to add lots of plain fun to a dash of seriousness. She is a jolly girl with a great capacity for jokes and a laugh that is con- tagious. Surrounded by her many friends, Blanche enjoys to the fullest everything she does, even school work. p CORRINE FISHER A "new arrival" this year, Corrine has found her niche with- out much trouble. More than willing to do her share on any occasion, this ex-Vermont miss has gained the respect and admiration of her classmates. In addition to her school duties she has been an important member of the Perry household. Our one complaint is that Corrine has not been with us long enough. ALFREIDA FLINT A carefree, pleasant disposition is Alfreida's key to our hearts. During her school career she has participated in all girls' sports. Commercial courses have received her special attention. During her senior year Alfreida has been quite busy both as office assistant and as secretary to Miss Weeks' "Graphics for Servicemen" enterprise. Always considerate and cheerful Alfreida is regarded as a good scout. CLASS 1943 Seventeen HELEN FOOTE Here is a girl with agricultural ambitions. Helen, who comes to Amherst High from Pelham, is an active member of the 4-H Club. When not busy with her studies, she spends her time with her live stock, a "baby-beef" and a pig. Cheerful and interested in all school projects, Helen is a real sport. BRADLEE GAGE "Brad" has stuck his "finger in every pie". Aside from being a rather well-known authority on Hshing, he has taken part in the Inter-class Plays, entered and won an oratorical con- test, played football, and eagerly served the Student Council. Certainly the class could not have done without him. He is now Private Gage, United States Army-Hats off! EDWARD GAY This limber, "light-footedn lad has been, and is going places fast. What a collection of "track" letters he has! Aside from his amazing speed in track events, he has a very different pastime, collecting phonograph records of all the latest and finest music, recorded by the "best" bands. If he doesn't "run himself ragged," the future may find him booking orchestras. CONRAD GETCHELL "Connie" has served the orchestra faithfully four years. The time and energy put into rehearsals certainly show in his playing. For all we know, he may develop into another Fritz Kreisler. Other school activities, notably Hi-Y, have received his fullest cooperation. His friendly spirit and dependability are the outstanding qualities of a good student and a well- liked fellow. 6 Eighteen T HIE oo L D B U G DONNA GRAVES This sprightly little red-head has not lost out on any school activities. Her suggestions have greatly stimulated the Student Council. The dance floors have not been complete without Donna. Studies annoy her, but she more than "gets by". In recognition of her friendliness, executive ability, and scho- lastic achievement Donna has been elected D. A. R. Pilgrim of the Senior Class. JOHN GREENE Blonde, curly-haired "Chet,' is a hard-hitting man in the line on the football team and a "problem child" off the field. A violent argument, a command to "throw that gum away", and a few moments on the carpet to answer the question: "Where were you fifth period yesterday?,' are all in a day's work for "Chen" EDNA GROSBERG This girl, quiet, and shy, coming from Sunderland, has a real poetical nature. Several of her poems have appeared in the "Graphic". During her school years she has given special attention to commercial subjects. She has also been a member of Miss Duffy's Vocational Guidance Group. Her cheerful disposition brings joy to her circle of intimate friends. MARJORIE HAMLIN "Margie", a light-haired young lady, is an enthusiastic col- lector of rare buttons. Swimming, skating, and horseback riding also appeal to her. She has been active in school as a winner in a Current Events Contest, and as a faithful member of the Gold Bug staff. As to the future, Marjorie plans with the rod and rule in hand to teach kindergarten. CLASS 194-3 Nineteen GRACE HARRIS Grace is much interested in the stage. Consequently she has been an active member of the Dramatics Club, and has man- aged, with equal success, dramatic roles and thankless back- stage jobs. When at home, embroidery and reading take up any spare time which is left after practising to be that "model secretary". Talkative and Witty, Grace adds zest to any gathering. JUNE HATCH June has been a vital part of our class since her arrival at Amherst High School. Her endless "pep" has aroused the envy of her classmates. She participates in such varied activities as "Graphic", "Gold Bugn, "Student Corps" and the girls' soccer team. Whether kicking a "mean" soccer ball or trilling a French lullaby, "Judy" never fails to impress her audience. RUTH HANVLEY V Ruth is a sober and sedate young lady who is interested in journalism. A very loyal member of the "Graphic", she is editor of the Victory Column, which appears in this widely read newspaper. She claims the title of Secretary-Treasurer of the large and popular Country Dance Club. Ruth hopes to enter defense work soon after graduation. ELIZABETH HAYES This young lady, commonly called Betty Lou, became a part of Amherst High in our junior year. 'She is an energetic supporter of the girls, basketball team. She likes dramatics, and has appeared in many plays, including a Christmas play, "A Painting For the Duchess". Her classmates will also re- member her as the "child wonder", Eloise, in another Dra- matics Club production. Twenty THE GOLD BUG GORDON HOWARD Gordon is a quiet young man. He is very much interested in photography and may some day become an expert in that field. In school Gordon is a loyal supporter of the Country Dance Club, but photography holds first place on his list of outside interests. Following it are bowling and swimming. After graduation Gordon hopes to enter the Army Air Corps. JOSEPHINE JAKIMKO i Her classmates are running "Josie" as a capable candidate for the Women's Marine Corps. From swinging a "mean,' baseball bat to pounding the keys of a typewriter she is efficiency plus. Besides athletic events she enters the merrier things of life-dramatics and dancing. Her wide interests help to make her a IOOW American girl. HENRY JANTZ For his athletic ability, Henry is admired by the supporters of the football, basketball and baseball teams. Especially active in football, in his senior year Henry has been a member of the All Western Massachusetts Gridiron Honor Roll., He also is a Pro Merito member. This fact proves that Henry has excelled both in his studies and in athletics. DOROTHY JOYNER Modest and unobtrusive, "Dottie" seldom gives a hint of her real interest. Outside of school she chases through the meadows of her native Cummington hunting specimens for her "bug', collection. This hobby of collecting butterflies and insects may be the forerunner of a career as an entomologist. Sketch- ing also appeals to "Dottie," Teachers will remember her as a quiet, conscientious student. C L A S S 1 9 4 3 Twenty-One IRFNE KAVANAUGH lrene's modesty makes a detailed account of her scholastic attainments impossible. It's sufficient to ,say that she is salutatorian of her class. The "Graphic" has counted Irene as a faithful contributor. One of her outstanding services to her class has been that of "Gold Bug" editor. Few can ap- preciate the difiicult and often discouraging task she has accomplished so well. AGNES KAZIMERAITIS Agnes has been a member of'the "Graphic" staff for the last two years. Since she is an excellent typist, her assistance has been invaluable in speeding the "Graphic" to press. Although Agnes has taken a business course in high school, after gradua- tion she would like to attain her life-long ambition by be- coming a hairdresser and beautician. MARGARET KENNEDY As her hobbies, skiing and swimming, indicate, Peggy is interested in athletics. During her high school career, she has been a member of the Outing Club. Peggy has belonged also to the Dramatics Club. The subject which fascinated her most, however, is interior decorating. She hopes to continue her study of things artistic at Vesper George Art School in Boston. DAVID LAUDER The school bulletin board has often borne witness to "Scot- tie's" artistic skill for he has made the posters for dances and basketball games. He is a member of the basketball team and of the Sea Group of the Victory Corps. "Scottie" is a fine prospect for the Navy and will carry the good wishes of all his classmates with him. Twenty-Two THE GOLD BUG DAVID LELAND Dave is an active, capable member of our class. He is a member of the Trailblazers' Club and the band. He has served as president of the Hi-Y. Dave is always ready to lend a hand in arranging social functions. He has been a constant winner of 4-H prizes and belongs to the Production Unit of the Victory Corps. JEANNE LINDSEY Jeanne is one of the most active members of the class. As a member of Mr. Morton's English class, she has shown much creative ability. She has taken part in operettas and class plays, she is also the capable Business Manager of the Gold Bug. On top of all this, Jeanne has found time to earn Pro Merito membership. JOHN MAC LEOD John MacLeod has been a prominent member of the class. Tall, dark and handsome, he has been outstanding in social gatherings as well as in the classroom. He has been a Pro Merito member and an active participant in football, hockey, tennis, skating, and skiing. He has been a Student Corps cap- tain, President of the Student Council, member of the Hi-Y and Trailblazers' Club. LENA MADDEN Lena is our leading lady. Whether it is the grease paint or a stirring drama that fascinates her is hard to say, but the result achieved is worthy of a thousand "BraVoQg'.g Definitely not of a one-track mind, she can gallop through a rough game of soccer with the best. Hers is a vitality that many may envy. C L A S S 1 9 4- 3 Twenty-Three WALT MAISNER Generally speaking, Walt gets around in the sports world. When fall rolls around, he becomes a football hero. The win- ter headlines tell of his magic skiing, spring baseball reviews list him as a "good prospect". Huntin' and fishin' are other Maisner excuses for getting away from scholastic grinding. But an asset in any one's world is Walt's cool, even temper. EVELYN MANCHESTER Evelyn is a very likable member of our class. She has devoted much of her school time to such subjects as typing, short- hand and business training. I-Ier spare time is divided between her work at McLellan's and her correspondence with her husband, one of Uncle Sam's fliers. Her quiet, pleasant and industrious nature has won for Evelyn many friends. BEATRICE MARTIN Beatrice is a girl whose interests tend towards shorthand and typing. She expects to find a job immediately after gradua- tion. Even during her school years Beatrice has been very busy with part-time work. As a special activity in school she chose the Dramatics Club. She is industrious and well liked by her acquaintances. Beatrice is bound to "go places." LOUISE MARTIN This girl entered into the full swing of Amherst High in the fall of 1942. In her short time here, she has adapted her- self quite successfully to the "regular pace". Her immediate interest in sending Graphics to the service men has been wel- comed by all, especially by Miss Weeks. Any one who needs a helping hand will always find Louise agreeably competent. Twenty-Four T H E Q 0 L D B U G JOHN MC KEMMIE John commutes from a farm in South Amherst. Perhaps this fact explains why he has had little time for extracurricular activities. He has shown no extraordinary joy in school work, but he enjoys unpacking paper, doing errands for Miss Dick- inson, and anything else, but class. There something about John that we all like a great deal. MARY MC KENNA This girl is another "late comer" to Amherst High, she en- tered in the fall of 1942. Mary has chosen to follow the commercial course since she is interested in secretarial work for her future career. She is especially fond of dancing and has been a member of the Country Dance Club. Mary, always ambitious, has joined the production unit of the Victory Corps. DONALD MC KENNEY Don has resisted the urge to leave school to go into the service. He has been active in the Hi-Y and in Mr. Myrick's Student Corps. Always ready and willing to lend a helping hand, he has been popular with both teachers and students. With Don around there is usually plenty of excitement and fun. WALTER MIENTKA Walter is one of the smaller fellows in our class. He has been busy as a member of the Student Corps and has enjoyed the Country Dance Club. Although he likes his part-time work at a filling station, Walt hopes to continue his studies at Massachusetts State College next year. Perhaps his outstand- ing characteristics are his genuine good nature and his per- petual smile. C L A S S 1 9 4 3 TwentY'FiVe JOSEPH MITCHELL Joe is a big husky fellow who plans to enter the Navy. Farm work has occupied most of his time outside of school, but he has managed to play on the junior varsity football team and to spend a few hours on the basketball court. His pleasant disposition, which has made him well liked at school, insures him of future success. PAUL MOGELINSKI Here is one of the few boys in the class who do not speak much unless they have something to say. The fact that he lives many miles from school, in Sunderland, has not pre- vented Paul from participating in athletics. Known as "Rusty" to his close friends, he has become,ras a senior, a star player on the basketball team. ALFRED MONTAGUE Alfred is a farmer boy, who has delighted in skipping school every fall to display his prize cattle at the county fa.irs. Although usually modest in school, Alfred has made up for his reserve outside of school hours. An active member of the Hi-Y in school, Alfred especially enjoys hunting and fishing after the closing bell has rung. WALTER MURASZKA This quiet and pleasant chap commutes from a farm in South Amherst. Although inconspicuous for a long time, Walter really has "blossomed out" in his senior year by at- tending dancing class and by making the basketball team. Much interested in photography he has joined Mr. Swift's camera and projectionist clubs. Teachers will remember Wal- ter as a polite and industrious student. Twenty-Six THE GOLD BUG WILLIAM NAVASINSKI Another one of those Sunderland boys is Bill Navasinski, better known as "Navaho',. Bus schedules have prevented this fellow from being active in extra-curricular activities, but he is said to be quite a "Romeo" in the Sunderland social world. Bill also has the distinction of being one of the two or three blondes in our class. YOLANDA NEWPORT Yolanda is one girl who can be depended upon to "go out" for all girls' sports. Basketball, soccer, softball, and volley- ball have occupied her time. In oral reports no one can stray from the subject like Yolanda. Because she excels in drawing and painting, art is one of her favorite subjects. Her out- standing trait is her pleasant and jovial disposition. BENJAMIN PAGE With a joke on the tip of his tongue and a smile on his face Benjamin Harlan Page, Jr., trips through the halls. A firm disbeliever in all things serious, he manages to convert his friends to his ideas. Without this pint-sized edition of mas- culinity, Amherst High would certainly be missing a definite "atmosphere". EARL PEASE During his high school career, "Buster" has been a sports' enthusiast. He has played football for two years, and has twice been on the track team. To round out four "sporting" years, he has been the efficient manager of the basketball team. "Buster" is happiest beating a drum at square dances. He hopes to become an aviation mechanic. "Bus" is one good sport. C L A S S 1 9 4 3 Twenty-Seven CHESTER PENZA "Chet" will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his cowboy shirts. In high school he has been on the basketball and football teams. During his spare time, Chester likes to roller skate or ride on the back roads of Sunderland. As an immediate future he is considering the Marines. Later, however, "Chet" hopes to be a rancher. EDWARD PERRON In school Edward has been a member of the Camera Club. Because "Ed" is mechanically inclined, his hobby deals with motors of all sorts. If he enters the armed forces, "Edu hopes to be able to qualify as an air-craft mechanic. Otherwise, he plans to set up a toolmaker's shop in Cushman with the sign, "Perron and Perron, Father and Sonn. BERTHA AND KATHERINE RAK Until the students had become well acquainted, many of Bertha's and Katherine's 'classmates were complaining of double vision. To increase the confusion, these two girls always dress alike. Both girls have been making their own clothes for six years. Their interest in home economics makes them active members of the 4-H club. Many students re- member the delicious sandwiches and salads made by the twins at the cafeteria. When not busy with home economics, Bertha and Katherine can often be seen bicycle-riding in South Amherst or rolling spares at Paigeis Bowling Alley. To make use of their training and experience, the girls are planning to become dressmakers. Their motto, "Double or Nothing". Twenty-Eight T H E G 0 L D B U G MILDRED PILVINIS Carrying her patriotism into her hobbies, "Millie" collects pictures of boys in all branches of the service from Mas- sachusetts. "Millie" has three brothers. Perhaps this fact, coupled with her height, can explain her excellence in sports. In a girl, real coordination plus patriotism equals 3 member- ship in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Here "Millie', hopes to be an ambulance driver. MURIEL RICHARDSON just because Muriel has her nose constantly in the air is no sign that she is "snooty". Because the great outdoors so fascinates her, she is usually found with her head in the clouds. But once in school, she comes to earth, particularly in shorthand class. MARY ANN RITCHIE Mary Ann is one of the most versatile members of her class. Although an excellent student, her interests extend far be- yond the scholastic. Each year she has taken part in an operetta or a class play. Mary Ann has been active in the Outing Club, and on the "Graphic,' staff. In her last year she has been associate editor of the "Gold Bug", and valedic- torian of the class. JANICE ROBINSON Janice, better known as "Jim," hails from Pelham. In school her chief activities have been the Community Service Division of the Victory Corps and the Student Council. Her favorite l led sport is swimming. A librarian's career has a ways appea to Janice. Very interested in books, she should succeed in this Held. "Jim's" trademarks are her merry smile and familiar if ' Hi!" c L A s s 1 9 4 3 Twenty-Nine CLARENCE ROSE Clarence, better known as "Bud", is another gift to Amherst High School from a Sunderland farm. In the classroom he has appeared usually as the quiet, mild, and steady type. Nevertheless a love of horseplay has occasionally brought him into scrapes. "Bud" has been a messenger and general handy man around the office, and a pal of "Mitch" and the boys. GEORGE SANCTUARY . "look, up in the sky! lt's 11 bird! lt's Ll -plane! lt's George Sanctuary!" Amherst High students might shout, for George is the class aviator, which might explain the fact that his head is in the clouds through most of his classes. George is equally prominent as an artist and a permanent inhabitant of the detention room. KENNETH SHAMPO "Ken', is known to most students as the boy who for the past several years has been punching Student Association cards and collecting tickets at dancing class and basketball games. Throughout his four years, he has taken shop courses. As the "Gold Bug" goes to press, "Ken,' is about to join the ranks of '43 boys in the service. MARION SHUMWAY Whether because of the 'attractions of South Amherst, or just because of a yearning for horseback riding, Marion sees very little of school. Arriving for a class or two, she passes the hours drawing pictures. When that far-away look creeps into her eye, every one knows she is dreaming of an organ. Thirty THE GOLD BUG BFTT Y SOUTHNVICK This young lady is "simple and kind, friendly inclined". During her first three years she was actively engaged in athletics. Her varied interests include also history contests and dramatic club performances.. In her senior year she was in charge of photography for the "Gold Bug". Betty's many talents have been missed since she left to enter M. S. C. in February. FRED STEINBECK Coming all the way from Cushman, Fred has not had too many opportunities to make friends in school. He is naturally reticent, but firm of opinion. His great interest in airplanes has made him an unrecognized expert in military aviation. One activity that has especially appealed to Fred has been intramural basketball. His "eye" often has accounted for many a deciding point. GWENETH STONE The fall of 1942 brought to Amherst High a new girl with artistic ability and a good business head. Gwen has capably assumed the thankless position of "Graphic', business bl k t for the manager. In her spare time Gwen makes oc cu S "Graphic" and designs costumes. In future years she may very well be found creating the wardrobe of Hollywood stars. PRUDENCE STOWELL "Prudie" has led a gay life at Amherst High School. French III and Leverett have claimed much of her time. She is an impatient girl with a pleasant but easily ruffled disposition. The Christmas season found her behind a counter at Mc- Lellan's. Since dancing is one of her favorite recreations, she seldom missed Miss Chase's calls at the square and round. C L A S S 1 9 4 3 Thil'tY'0ne ROBERT THAYER Bob has a touch of that mad genius in him. Anything and everything of scientific nature lights a wild gleam in his eye. Pooling around stage-sets frequently captures his fancy. "A good man to have around during the football season" is still another accepted verdict for this fellow. ALBERT TOCZYDLOWSKI Any one with the slightest notion of Amherst High sports knows that "Toczy" is a perennial football letter man. He has seen service also on the baseball squad. A native of Sunder- land, "Toczy" plans to study either chemistry or engineering at State College. A striking feature is his shock of blond hair which might rival Veronica Lake's if it could be trained. IRENE TREMBLAY Without 20-20 vision, one might overlook this pint sized addition to the class of '43. She has a pleasing way about her that is as contagious as measles. Her skill at deciphering the seemingly impossible shorthand code will endear her to the hearts of future employers. Though one of the smaller, Irene is certainly one of the more indispensable members of her class. RAYMOND TYLER Ray's chief outside activity has been intra-mural basketball. During the three years in which he has participated in this sport, he has become an exceptionally "good shot". Ray, bet- ter known to his classmates as "Bud", is a happy-go-lucky chap with a friendly twinkle in his dark eyes. This friend- liness and adroitness have made "Bud" a popular member of the class. Thirty-Two THE GOLD BUG ELIZABETH WALSH Here is a girl who has won our highest praise. She is one of seven students who represented Amherst at the Institute of National Government in Washington, D. C. As a senior she has taken part in the program of the Dramatic Club and worked on the "Gold Bug". "Liz" has also found time for hobbies which include riding, music, and the collection of stamps. JEAN WARD Here is a girl who, despite the distance of her home from school, has been very active in after-school sports. Jean, better known as "Turp", has played both basketball and softball. She has also been a member of the Photography Club. Asked what her hobbies are, she replies "Dreaming, skiing and photographyf' Jeanis present goal is to be a nurse. MALCOLM WHITE For his Hne performances on the stage "Mach has become well known to his friends in school. Debating is listed as one of his many activities. In debates he has encountered and defeated stiff opposition. He has been a moving factor in both the Student Council and the Dramatics Club. Malcolm is planning to enter Amherst College in the fall. CLARA WILEY Clara is a commercial student who commutes from a farm in North Amherst. She has taken an active part in all girls' sports. From them she has chosen swimming as her favorite pastime. Square dancing also has its appeal for Clara. She plans to continue her commercial work either at an office job or in a business college. C L A S S 1 9 4 3 Thirty-Three HAROLD WILSON Though usually silent and shy, Harold does have his moments. Proof of a hidden spark was the assembly occasion, and his burst of oratory there. Though Pelham is quite far away, news of his reputation has spread. Harold was very often responsible for "digging outl' his town this winter. WALTER WYSOCKI For all Walter's retiring nature and evident indifference to extra-curricular activities, there can be no doubt that for almost all dramatic and musical presentations produced in Amherst High he is indirectly responsible since he and his colleagues construct the excellent sets demanded by these performances. One may say of Walter, then, that he is the man behind the man behind the footlights. Prewous Members Now in the Armed Forces FRED BENOIT EDWARD KORPITA FRITZ CAPEN GLEN MERCHANT RICHARD GOULD WALTER MOSAKEWICZ RICHARD HAWLEY AUGUST TIDLUND WI YMOUTH HEATH XVALLACE YOUNG Th'f'YF0'11' THE GOLD BUG 'ln this world of change naught which comes stays, and naught which goes is lost." -Mme. Swetchine Class History Early in the fall of 1939, we learned our way around and began to take an active part in school affairs. Jack Jordan, Robert Thayer, and Donna Graves were chosen class officers. Our social debut was the Freshman Reception, where we learned the latest rhythms. Many of us took part in the numerous activities of the Glee Club. Our greatest triumph came at the Interclass Play con- test. "The Flower of Yeddo," directed by Miss Churchill, starring Lena Madden, Mary Ann' Ritchie, Jeanne Lindsey, and Malcolm White took top honors. The fearsome "finals" were passed with flying colors, and we were no longer freshmen. The fall of 1940 found us back at the High School, sophomores now, and practically veterans. Edward Critchett was elected class president, Robert Thayer vice-president, and Donna Graves, secretary. We plunged into a whirl of activity. Karl Bohmer's eloquence won him first place in the prize speaking contest. "The Dictator Visits His Mother" provided some keen competition in the Interclass Play contest. In the spring, the class sponsored the Spring Prom, our first formal, a most successful one. Now school was drawing to a close, and we would soon be upper-classmen. Again it was fall, and we were juniors! To fit the occasion of our new importance, we elected Eddie Critchett president of our class. Bob Thayer assumed the vice-presidency while Doris Ander- son was secretary of the class. During fall football our class gained recognition for its athletic prowess. In November the Interclass Play Contest held our interest. "The Devil and Daniel Web- ster" was a great success with Mr. Perry as coach. When the "Forest Prince" made its appearance, many from our class were in the all-star cast. Glory came to us when Doris Anderson was the popu- lar choice for queen of the winter carnival. We were envious, too, of our fellow classmates who were able to attend the Student Institute of National Government in Washington. Spring came and with it our baseball-heroes. Finally came the Senior reception and graduation. Honors were heaped upon our junior class, the Physics prize to John MacLeod, the Graphic prize to Tom Cana- van, and the history prize to both Irene Kavanaugh and Tom Canavan. To lead us through our most exciting year, we elected Harlan Ladd president, Robert With- erell vice-president, Doris Anderson secretary, and Esther Coffin treasurer. In the fall we were well represented on the football team. Five prominent players were: John MacLeod, Bradlee Gage, Al- bert Toczydlowski, Henry Jantz, and Robert Thayer. From the student corps, many branches of the nation-wide victory corps developed. Because of the generosity of David Morton, those of us in- terested in writing received much valuable criticism of our work. Some seniors succeeded in having their work published in the Amherst Record, Dorothy Barrett and Tom Canavan have poems in the Annual High School Anthology. We were an ambitious and vigorous class. Instead of pins we were measured for class rings. With the new year came many changes. Harlan Ladd, like his father, en- listed in the Navy. John MacLeod left for Amherst College. His pal, "Brad" Gage, joined the Meteorology bran'ch of the Army. M. S. C. took Betty Southwick. Three teachers left, and new ones came to take their places. The most obvious innovation was the new educational program. By this time, the Gold Bug under Irene Kavanaugh was well on its way. In March we sent one of our most popular and vivacious girls, Donna Graves, toithe D.A.R. Convention in Boston. When honors were announced, three were members of the Senior Pro Merito. Mary Ann Ritchie and Irene Kavanaugh were the two highest ranking students in the class. Two other seniors, Jacqueline Bernard and Thomas Canavan, had their names engraved on the Millet Cup, as winners of the prize-speaking contest. As a climax to our four years in high school came the week of graduation. At last we were to have Class Night, the Gold Bug presentations, Graduation on June 23, and the Senior Prom. H1sToR1ANs: Esther Coffin, Dorothy Barrett, Scott Anderson. Thirty-Six .T H E G 0 L D B' U G Class Will As Time brings its changes to the members of the class of 1943, they leave behind them a few of the belongings which have helped for hinderedj them in their school years. It is the sincere wish of every graduate that the underclassmen cherish and profit by these tokens of remembrance. Karl Bohnzer leaves his ballet slippers to Bruce Shufelt. "Toczy" bestows his supply of Nylon stockings upon Blanche Sullivan. Irene Kavanaugh bequeaths her straight "A" in math to Charles Jourdian. ' Corrine Fisher leaves the Perry family to a fellow who all but lives 'in Mr. Perry's office, Bob Lauder. Evelyn Adriance donates her Air Corps trinkets to Ann Guyott. George Buxton presents his wolf's clothing to Gordon Bridges. Ben Page leaves his surplus inches to Richard Glazier. Alfreida Flint presents her position as office assistant to Alice Bielunas. Walter Wfysocki bequeathes his intellectual prowess to his cousin, Alice. "Scotty" Lauder leaves his petty drawings to Maureen Mahar. Mildred Pilvinis donates her slacks to Barbara Sutton. "Navaho" N avasinski leaves his Romeo technique to john Markuson. Francena Burrows Bradley adds the contents of her over-sized pocketbooks to the large assort- ment of beauty aids in Alice Ward's locker. Edward Perron leaves his last name outside the front door of the school. fConsult French dictionary.j "Brad" and john find it hard to leave Miss Hale and Miss Duffy. Lee Allen bestows his ambition on Ken Parkhurst. Yolanda Newport donates her oratorical powers to Angelo Correale. Gordon Howard leaves his book, "How to Keep Slim," to Mr. Perry. Raymond Tyler leaves without returning the sneakers he "borrowed" from someone else's basket. Scott Anderson bequeathes his eloquent speech to Pat Thomson, A Iacqueline Bernard gives her keen imagination and natural grace to Joan Newkirk. Chet Penza leaves his red cowboy shirts to enhance the beauty of Miss Weeks' ties. Edna Grosberg donates her ability in creative writing to Lillian Ives. Clarence Rose bequeathes his winning charm to Clarence Vfood. Walt Maisner leaves a trail of broken hearts. Dallas Boyd departs without a pass from the office. jean Ward leaves her boisterous nature to Miriam Kennedy. Eleanor Dickinson leaves, subdued. "Prudie" Stowell bequeathes her Hawaiian skirt to Corrine Joy. john McKem1nie forgetfully leaves his "Luckies" in his locker. Kenneth Shampo leaves all his admirers to Kamel Hassen. Tom Canavan bestows his dancing ability on "Wes" Moakler. Cady and Witherell leave their success in skipping school to Thacher and Harrington. Geor e Sanctuary bequeathes his Naval intelligence to the Springfield Recruiting Station. X Donald McKenney leaves his technique with the girls to fcensoredj f"We don't want to hurt any- one's feelings." M. Weeksj. Bertha Rak for is it Katherine?j donates her sole means of identification, her glasses, to Miss Pin- nick, who needs a new pair. Katherine Rah for is it Bertha?j leaves her unexcelled ability to make sandwich fillings to a per- son not yet selected by Miss Cooley. Beatrice Martin bequeathes her fair complexion to Rhoda Holcomb. C L A s s 1 9 4 3 Thirty-Seven Donna Graves leaves her Titian-hair and personality to Nancy Dean. Esther Cojin adds her collection of posters to that of "Dickie" Tufts. Dorothy Joyner leaves her butterfly collection to "Pop" Lacroix. Mary McKenna cuts off her surplus hair for Shirley Wales. Harold Wilson bequeathes his prominent athletic record to George Selanis. June Hatch leaves her Tangee and Revlon on several underclassmen. Valeria Veronica presents her V's for Victory to the government. Paul "Rusty" Mogelinski leaves his nickname to adorn the old lockers. Walter Mientlza donates his grimy filling station uniform to Mr. Patterson. Fred Steinbeck bequeathes his flighty nature to Marilyn Blair. Marion Shumway leaves her horse to "Prof," Hayes. John Danahey leaves to give Uncle Sam another good QPJ man. Grace Harris bestows her line of chatter upon "Pam" Blundell. Clara Wiley leaves to join the chorus in Billy Rose's 'tDiamond Horseshoe. Elizabeth Walsh leaves her set of encyclopaedias to Peter Thomson. Blanche Doleva bequeathes her physical prowess to Alice M. Ward. Irene Tremblay leaves her girlish giggle to Charlie Johnson. Henry Jantz' leaves an appreciation of Shutesbury in the minds of Amherst High students. "Chet" Greene leaves his permanent seat in Room 3 to "Judy" Potter. Will Dave Leland ever leave Alice French? - Margie Hamlin bequeathes her supply of coats and jackets to "Marty" Van Meter. Margaret Banks bestows her freckles on Robert Wood. Joe Mitchell leaves to Miss Field a quiet Room 8. Dorothy Barrett leaves the "Graphic" to Bob Eisenmenger. Helen Foote donates her poise to Claire Lambert. Muriel Richardson leaves her gym suit to anyone who wants it. Josephine Jakimlzo passes on her athletic talent to "Babe" Brown, unannounced star of the Senior Girls' gym class. Roland Campbell leaves his Ushootin' iron" to Marjorie Swift to hunt--well? Connie Getchell gives his plaid sweater to "Big Ed" Ryan. Edward "Ben" Gay leaves his boxing gloves to "Peter Pain" Perchak. Louise Martin bestows her efficiency on Janice Hawley. Walter Muraslza leaves' his height to Harold Hatch. Bob Thayer turns over his lighting equipment to Les Cramer. Agnes Kazimeraitis presents her name to John Smith. Doris Anderson leaves,-doggone it! Evelyn Manchester Buxton departs to wherever her husband is stationed. Mary Ann Ritchie bequeathes her poise and graceful manners to Pat Bigelow. Betty Southwick leaves her aggressive personality to "Mousie" DeNyse. "Harlie" Ladd leaves his modesty to Donald'Jones. Peg Kennedy leaves a trail of smoke in the Candy Kitchen. Earl Pease leaves the management of the basketball team to someone who can "handle" it as well as he did. p Malcolm White bequeathes his dramatic talent to Dick Taggart. Ruth Hawley donates part of her list of soldier correspondents to supplement Rita McKay's collection. Jeanne Lindsey leaves Lewis to Betty Bain. Gwen Sfone, thoroughly flabbergasted throws the financial records of the "Graphic" into "Mitch's" boi er. Janice Robinson leaves her broom-stick skirt to Annie Stanitis. Lena Madden, selfishly, saves everything for Ben. Alfred Montague leaves his figure to Dr. Marks. 97 s SIGNED: Tom Canavan '43 Lena Madden '43 June Hatch '43 Thirty-Eight T H E G 0 L D B U G Class Prophecy "Is't possible that so short a time can alter the condition of a man?" --UCORIOLANUSM Shakespeare. Drs. Allen and Thayer have recently been awarded the Nobel Prize for their research in the field of electricity. The most exclusive riding school in Amherst is conducted by Adriance, Hamlin, and Shumway. Those verbose veterans, Scott and "Brad", have just compiled a new unabridged dictionary of polysyllabic words. ' Colonel Doris Anderson is now training those W.A.A.C. rookies, Kazimeraitis and Pilvinis. Nurses Margaret Banks and Louise Martin are the able assistants of that eminent surgeon, Dorothy Barrett, M.D. ' Miss Jacqueline Bernard, acknowledged by critics as the foremost soprano of her time, is sched- uled to give a series of concerts at Carnegie Hall. Opening night-"The Devil and Daniel Webster"-starring Lena Madden, Karl Bohmer, and Malcolm White. "Chet" Greene and "Tex" Boyd are members of a hunting expedition on the sidewalks of New York. Francena and Evelyn spend their hours humming "Just Plain Lonesome For You.', Buxton and Sanctuary, for downing an unusual number of enemy planes, have been award- ed their D.F.C.'s. Cady, Jantz, and Toczydlowski are coaching the rival teams of the "Little Three". Following the tradition of his family, Roland is running- a bakery. "Special-this week only- 'JD fish fries. Thomas Edward Canavan, recent graduate of Harvard, summa cum laude, is defending Mogel- inski and Navasinski on trial for hoarding. Esther Coffin and "Scottie" Lauder are now holding a joint exhibition at the Chicago Museum of Art. ' Veronica is a John Powers' model, specializing in slacks. John Danahey and Ray Tyler are co-presidents of the Academy for Perfecting Pool. "Women's Basketball League Wins Crown-Dickinson, Doleva, and Ward Star." Foote's Progressive Dairy employs "Josie" Jakimpo as its "front office" secretary. Ed Gay, ably coachedlby "Buster" Pease, has just won a new A.A.U. title in track. Conrad Getchell, Jr., "Tobacco King of the South", employs as his crack auctioneer Benjamin Page. "Donna"-glamorous Starlet acclaimed as the successor to Rita Hayworth. Edna Grosberg writes the column formerly edited by Edgar Guest in the Springfield Union. Grace Harris and Beatrice Martin are enthusiastic protegees of that renowned drama coach, Elizabeth Hayes. ' c L A s s 1 9 4 3 Thirty-Nine June Hatch is that popular blues singer at Ciro's. Ruth Hawley has been appointed director of the Office of Morale Encouragement affiliated with the Department of Victory Mail in Washington. Mary McKenna, "Prudie" Stowell, Gordon Howard, and Walter Mientka are now touring the state demonstrating the Amherst High Technique of country dancing. Irene Kavanaugh is the first woman to be appointed Librarian of Congress. Corrine Fisher, new secretary of Amherst High School, is now handing out tardy slips just to make life interesting. - "Harlie" Ladd, after having destroyed the entire German submarine fleet, returns home to live a quiet life and sell shoes. Walt Maisner dazzles the ladies of Sun Valley where he is the most popular ski instructor. Walter Muraszka is still looking for Lucille Hamilton. Yolanda Newport is star pitcher for Bud Witherell's All Star Girl Baseball Team. Ed Perron is foreman of i'Chet" Penza's two thousand acre ranch in New Mexico. Katherine and Bertha are in charge of Twin Cleaners and Dyers. Janice Robinson is the author of a pamphlet entitled "The Secret of a Controlled Temper". Irene Tremblay is doing reconstruction work in France.- Joe Mitchell is employed as a test pilot at the Steinback Aircraft Co. of Cushman, Mass. Local agents for the McCormack Farm Supply Co. of Chicago are Clarence Rose in Sunder- land, Harold Wilson in Pelham, and John McKemmie in South Amherst. Gwen Stone has taken over Jon Whitcomb's post as illustrator for Good Housekeeping. Progressive Party boss Don McKenny recently hired Alfreida Flint as his personnel manager. Dorothy Joyner and Alfred Montague are running an entomological supply house. Peg Kennedy is star freestyler on the Kennedy-dominated olympic team. Dave Leland retires to North Amherst to live on a pension gained from his contributions to the poultry industry. Buried under a pile of jumbled laboratory apparatus, John MacLeod was recently heard to say, "Eureka, I have found it." Jeanne Lindsey is head chemist of the Texas Sulphur Company. To satisfy her craving for the outdoors, Muriel Richardson now drives her father's remod- eled ice truck as a sight-seeing bus in Grand Canyon. Clara Wiley has quite recently been honored by an Army-Navy "E" for her splendid physi- cal education program. Like Skinner and Kimbrough, Southwick and Walsh have written a book of- their experiences. Theirs, however, is a tragedy,-"Separation!" Mary Ann's doorbell rings as millions of clients come to buy her "double names". SEEKS: Mary Ann Ritchie Donna Graves ' Robert Thayer FUND' THE GOLD BUG The world is a scene of changes." -Q7Xbraham Cowley Forty-Two ' December 7, 1941 It was a cold morning, bitterly cold. The wind had howled all the night befiore as if prophesying the destruction which was even then beginning to take shape. To most people in Amherst, however, December seventh was nothing more than another Sunday, another day of rest and worship, different from others only in that it was bringing the first real cold spell of the winter. Many miles away, in a Warmer climate, the shadows of planes were seen on Manila and Hawaii. While we, in Amherst, read our morning papers or walked towards our churches, bombs were falling on Pearl Harbor and Honolulu. Suddenly, on that quiet Sunday afternoon, the astonishing news reached America. The answer to the President's appeal for peace came. From our far Eastern possessions the answer cameg japanese bombers were flying over Manila and Pearl Harbor. They were unloading the Japanese reply to the President's message. Many people were killed in that surprise attack, much damage was done. Not until now, more than a year later, have the people of the United States really learned how great that damage Was. In a few short minutes, hundreds of men were killedg in a sudden treacherous attack scores of planes and ships were destroyed. Yet all the while, unaware of the disaster overtaking people just like those in Amherst, some of us were hurrying to church, 'others were reading of the latest adventures of "Terry and the Piratesf. It was like any other Sunday, in Amherst. . . . IRENE KAVANAUGH. THE GOLD BUG l l The New Amherst Unimportant Amherst of yesterday bustles with activity today. On Sundays the khaki-clothed boys mob the sidewalks. No matter where a person goes, he feels the gaiety of the boys in olive-drab. The theatre rings with laughter, louder than ever before. The air tingles with excitement. Cadets with new-found girl-friends crowd the Candy Kitchen. On week-days the army students march, and sing the spirited song of the Army Air Corps. These young soldiers seem ready to banish from Amherst the last vestiges of "sloppy" carefree, campus styles. Their presence has made, in a few short weeks, a new Amherst. ' DORIS ANDERSON. '23 AMHERST Elm-scattered meadows Fringe houses, Stepping up the hillg Through the leafy arches The road Mounts and disappears: Against chapel walls Gleams A The whiteness of the clouds. A sparrow streaks across the sky. Across the meadows Up the hill Rumble Tanks and jeeps Destroying the Sabbath stillness. Uniforms flash In the sun. The army has taken over the town. KARL BOHMER. c L A s s 1 9 4 3 Forty-Three The New Term The wartime program has brought new life and activity to Amherst High School. Every ' d f ver da commands ring out from the gymnasium: "Together now, 1 - Z". On Mondays pcrio O c y y the dit-dah-dash of Miss Burditt's signalling class echoes from Room 16. The clatter of Jean Dick- insOn's typewriter is noisier than ever. Room 3 is frequently filled to overflowing. Very often boys f ' ' d b ' in blue or khaki enliven our halls. The whole atmosphere is one o precision an usiness. DORIS ANDERSON. New Faces The year of '43 has brought many new faces to Amherst High School. The "presentes" in Room S cry out in answer to Miss Lirio instead of Miss Churchill. While Mr. Myrick is enter- taining the Navy with his puns, Dr. Marks' lively wit cheers Room 3. The mad scramble of Room 9 has subsided to a peaceful calm. Mr. Patterson is responsible for the new order. Miss Burditt's enthusiasm has encouraged our teams, and boosted school spirit considerably. Every one of these teachers is in step with our new wartime program. DORIS ANDERSON. 'Od OUR NEW CURRICULUM Ah, the joys of a new curriculum, Which was started midway through the year! We students surmised, with joyous surprise, "At last, a change-a new program is here!" Now we all arise five minutes sooner, And appear five minutes late to class. Though we hustle and hurry, try not to delay, We always fworse luckj need a pass. Of course, in the middle of each lengthened day, We're allowed to rest prone on the floor. We raise and we lower our limbs one by one, As we vainly protest against more. Ah, the joys of a new curriculum, Which was started midway through the year, We students now groan with a pitiful moan, Oh, please, a change - from the program that's here!" IRENE KAVANAUGH. .F . ortyFour THE GOLD BUG DAVID MORTON This year, for the first time, Amherst High School has been privileged to count Mr. Morton a very special member of its staff. In his class in creative writing a dozen or more seniors have enjoyed his instruc- tion. He has praised parts of their work and condemned others. Always his criticism has been extremely valuable. He has given the students a new interest both in ancient and modern literature. Best of all he has given them a chance to meet a true friend, an excellent writer and a genuine human being. LOITERERS The street is still. Weighted by the cold white softness, My feet plod heavily Through the plow-tossed cotton drifts. The night is black, But scattered streaks of light still fall, Tardy errant snowdrops, Scampering to overtake their fallen friends. IRENE KAVANAUGH. TI-IANKSGIVINC1, 1942 This is a day of thanksgiving. Let us be grateful For what we have And what we have been spared. These things We take for granted: Homes, friends, and country. We do not know want, hunger, And nights of terror. We are free people, Not bound by chains of tyranny. Let us work, ight, And give thanks. ESTHER COFFIN. MIRACLE IN DECEMBER Look, now it is a picture on the wall, But Wait: Add to this candlelight, And a silent prayer . . . Look now: Christ is where the picture Was. He is here, He is answering prayer. ' JEANNE LINDSEY. :f'ReprinIcn' from fbc Amherst Record. PASTEL FOR WINTER Today the ground is white, No longer can-the cotton-tail Hide his scamperingsg On the bank, Are the prints of the surprised jay, Where he had sought for foodg And the brook Is making a dark tunnel Through the snow. DOROTHY BARRETT. 'flncluded in the Annual Anthology of High School Poetry. Forty-Six T H E G o L D BQU G CLASS 194 LET US GIVE THANKS Let us give thanks For frosty autumn night, When the full moon watches over the sleeping town, For clear star-lit skies unshadowed By dark wings of destruction, For the homely smell of bread As it comes from the oveng For hands that roll out gingerbread men, For crackling fires Surrounded by untroubled faces 3 For these-and for Him That gives us these, Let us give thanks. DoRoTHY BARRETT. STUDENT EXIT IT The deserted Acropolis stands in darkness. Unwitnessed must you lords of Rome Furrow the splendor of Carthage, Unwitnessed, too, you Athenian defenders Block the mighty hordes of Xerxes . . . Where is the throng that once admired Achilles, girt at last to ight, Bold Hector, bravest of the Trojan race, Aeneas, unsubdued by Dido's wiles, Odysseus, valiant in the blackest storm? Where are they who once beheld The Wrath of Scipio, Wrought on African shores? Where? Gone to imitate the ancient valor. THOMAS CANAVAN. gf'Rc'prin1ed from the Amherst Record. Tlncludezl in the Annual Anthology of High School Poetry. PRECIOUS CARGO A ship slips away, Its destination- North Africa, South America, India. Sailing into the night With a cargo more precious Than our hearts can say- Our boys. MARY ANN RITCHIE. 3 Forty-Seven FOR SALE is Tacked to a tree, The uneven letters Streaked with rain: The tale of a farmer grown too old, Whose sons have left him, Who put out a sign. MALCOLM WHITE. 'iReprinfed fromeibe Amherst Record. THE RUFFED GROUSE Deep in the silent woods, Far from man, The ruffed grouse with barred plumage, Blending with nature's carpet, Rests with watchful ears, To burst forth on wings of power, And fly with sure swift strokes, To the shelter of the thicker woods beyond. BRADLEE GAGE. GUR AMERICA America, the land of the free, America, the home of the brave, Our America. U Freedom of speech, press, and religion, 'Freedom from want, fear, and need, Our America. Happy homes and smiling faces, Happy friends and ready handshakes, Our America. Rich soil deposits, mines, and riversg One hundred and thirty million - united Republicans, Democrats, Socialists all From the Great Lakes to the Rio Grande From the Pacific to the Atlantic, United We shall stand. ELIZABETH WALSH. Forty-Eight T H E G o L D B U G "Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favour." -Rohm Frost STUDENT CORPS - . - ' ' ' ' h the girls' division attired in , . b ts activities in the fall wit . I Under the leadership OfJMFl Lhiyrdck tlderjtblfieirfs xilowifsir flinfgfoup studied such subjects as map-making and marching. ' , t t e epar u , . . lmdppd' new turifcfoblffsratignling was complete without the helP of the Patrlouc group' n ee , no y VICTORY CORPS How are the nation's high school students to be trained for maximum efficiency in the war effort? As a solution to tl1lS problem a national Victory Corps has been organized. It prepares young people for important positions and giV6S them pre-basic training. To fulfill these requirements, there are five divisions of the Victory Corps: Production, Com- munity, Air, Land and Sea. Courses in these divisions include signalling, radio theory, plane identification, Hrst aid, pre-flight aeronautics, agricultural skills, and industrial psychology. After successful completion of a six-weeks course, d Q! ,, ' a re V is awarded. The insignia of the five divisions are awarded when three subjects have been studied- Membership in the Victory Corps is voluntary. Amherst High School is proud that one hundred-Hfty "V'S', have been awarded for the first course. Many students are taking advantage of the unusual opportunities offered bY tllls national organization. Fifty THE GOLD BUG 3 1 i S I I l U .1 in BAND Iins- . . . The band has appeared in all the major events of the season wherever its support was needed. At the Deerfield, Palmer, and Northampton games, its music was particularly appreciated. At Northampton the band marched down the Held and formed the letters "A" and "N", This l year marks the third season for this organization under the supervision of Mr. MacKillop. ,,i, l l l l his V, r veg ORCHESTRA m- The orchestra got off to a lively start this year. For the first few months of school most of the edi attention was concentrated on "The Nightingale". With the operetta safely over, some changes VC were made. The orchestra was suddenly transformed into a string ensemble. Complete with his "winds", the orchestra made its .final flourish at graduation. G CLASS 1943 Fif'Y'0"e 1 1 , PRO MERITO SOCIETY Th ncement of those brain children of the school, the members of the Pro Merito Society, e annou . . - - - - was made in March Six more seniors were added to last 'year's junior members. Activities this year were limited by war conditions. Miss Chase was again adviser to this select group. STUDENT COUNCIL The Student Council, composed of two representatives from each home room, began its duties in September. Among the accomplishments were the Student Association Drive, the War Stamps and Bonds Campaign, and an Honor Roll of Amherst High Students in the Service. The war prCSCHfCd difficulties, but despite the loss of several leaders, the Council carried on under the encouragement of Mr. Perry. Fifty-Two THE GOLD BUG GRAPHIC In the depths of rooms nine and thirteen gather che members of the Graphic staff. The very air is charged with inspiration. From all this work have come many grey hairs and wrinkles, but these are easily forgotten in the extraordinary success of this year's Graphic. GOLD BUG W ks be an its activities early in the year Because of The staff, under the direction of Miss ee , g . ' advanced prices and shortage of materials, it became necessary to produce a slightly smaller h es in our school life influenced us to make Gold Bug. As the year progressed, the many c ang these changes che theme of our book. CLASS 1943 Fifty-Three FOOTBALL After only a few days of practice, our team held Commerce to a seven point lead. The second game was played at Athol, where we won by a score of 13- 6. The next games, with Palmer and Ware, were played on our own field. We lost to Palmer and downed Ware, both scores being 6 - O. Northampton won the Hnal game, 6 - 0. BASKETBALL The Amherst High basketball team, made- up mainly of sophomores, has finished this season with five wins to eleven defeats. For an inexperienced team the "Hurricanes', have made a re- markable showing against such tough opposition as Hopkins and St. Michael's. A constantly im- proving team this year promises to become a championship team in another season or two. nmmwr ' 'THE GOLD BUG L I "He that will not apply new remedies mustexpect new evils." -Bacon Fifty-Six THE GOLD BUG To the Graduating Class OF Amherst H igla Sclaool This graduation finds you in a world engaged in the greatest war ever recorded in the history of mankind. On one side of the battlefield we find the forces of evil-determined to reduce free people to slaves, working for the dictator powers, robbing all nations of freedom of thought, freedom of religion, and freedom to elect the governments best suited to the political liberties of each group. The United States of America and the United Nations are waging battle to guarantee unconditional liberty and assure good living condi- tions to every man, woman and child in this world. We congratulate you upon your graduation, expressing the wish that you remain faithful to the ideals and precepts taught you in this school and in your homes. UNITY PRESS, INC., - - Holyoke, Massachusetts SENIOR PERSONALITIES K-w A debater, a poet, an actor, But an actor first of all. He's played with equal vigor these: "Death',, "Scratch", "a vendorn-Karl! A red-haired, smiling cheerful girl, Whois been busy as a bee. Committees, dances, Pilgrim, friend, An energetic creature, she. A blonde distraction, friendly and gay, With a fiddle, a crown and a smile. Since she joined our class three years ago, She's been leading us all by a mile. A likeable fellow with a ready wit, Who always wears a grin We miss him but we're proud to know He's in the fight to win. Dark of hair and light of toe, June joined our class two years ago, Skilled in song and dancing too, A talented member of our "Who,s Who", T G iver ned ing IO up. ing di- hat his 'jg PALM BEACH SUITS TAILORED BY GOODALL sold exclusively . . . BY . . . THOMAS F. WALSH COLLEGE CANDY KITCHEN DELICIOUS COLLEGE ICES, LUNCHES, CANDY AND HOMEMADE PASTRY The Nicest Place Anywhere Around ESTABLISHED OVER 25 YEARS Aco BlLL'S GIFTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS g-u Come In and Look Arouna' W H MCGRA-VH THE GIFT NOOK Proprietor For DEPENDABLE FUEL C. R. ELDER COAL COMPANY PHONE 2 0 AMHERST :: MASSACHUSETTS Cmnpliments of HORTON'S GULF STATION GULF ana' GOODRICH PRODUCTS TEL. 8591 :: AMHERST JACKSON Cr CUTLER Dealers in DRY AND FANCY GOODS READY TO WEAR AUMHERST MASSACHUSETTS The Best in Drug Store Service The Best in Drug Store Merchandise .l.l....l HENRY A. 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