Amherst Regional High School - Goldbug Yearbook (Amherst, MA)
- Class of 1943
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Text from Pages 1 - 72 of the 1943 volume:
GUIDANCE DEPA2 I ,
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AMHERST HIGH SCHCOL
"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."
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.
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.
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.
To 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.
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".
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.
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
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.
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
To pass "Pop's" biology one just can
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
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
"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.
"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.
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'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 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.
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".
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 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
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A familiar sight to Amherst High students is Dorothy, hur-
rying down the hall with her huge load of books. She is easily
recognized by her ready smile and unassuming manner.
"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.
"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 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."
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.
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.
"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-
CLASS 194-3 Fifteen
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
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'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 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
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.
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
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
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.
"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!
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.
"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
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.
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"
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.
"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 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
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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."
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
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
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-
C L A S S 1 9 4 3 TwentY'FiVe
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.
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 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.
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
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 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.
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
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
"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.
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
Twenty-Eight T H E G 0 L D B U G
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.
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, 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
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
c L A s s 1 9 4 3 Twenty-Nine
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 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
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.
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."
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
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
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.
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"
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.
s SIGNED: Tom Canavan '43
Lena Madden '43
June Hatch '43
Thirty-Eight T H E G 0 L D B U G
"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
"Chet" Greene and "Tex" Boyd are members of a hunting expedition on the sidewalks of
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-
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
"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
' Robert Thayer
FUND' THE GOLD BUG
The world is a scene of changes."
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. . . .
THE GOLD BUG
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.
Stepping up the hillg
Through the leafy arches
Mounts and disappears:
Against chapel walls
The whiteness of the clouds.
A sparrow streaks across the sky.
Across the meadows
Up the hill
Tanks and jeeps
Destroying the Sabbath stillness.
In the sun.
The army has taken over the town.
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.
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.
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!"
ortyFour THE GOLD BUG
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.
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.
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.
MIRACLE IN DECEMBER
Look, now it is a picture on the wall,
Add to this candlelight,
And a silent prayer . . .
Christ is where the picture Was.
He is here,
He is answering prayer. '
: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.
'flncluded in the Annual Anthology of High School Poetry.
Forty-Six T H E G o L D BQU G
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.
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?
Gone to imitate the ancient valor.
gf'Rc'prin1ed from the Amherst Record.
Tlncludezl in the Annual Anthology of High School Poetry.
A ship slips away,
Sailing into the night
With a cargo more precious
Than our hearts can say-
MARY ANN RITCHIE.
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.
'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.
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,
Happy homes and smiling faces,
Happy friends and ready handshakes,
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,
We shall stand.
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
- . - ' ' ' ' 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'
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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,
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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
Fifty THE GOLD BUG
.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.
his V, r
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
"He that will not apply new remedies
mustexpect new evils." -Bacon
THE GOLD BUG
To the Graduating Class
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
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",
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THE BEST OF LUCK
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