Calvin E. Wilcox, B.S., Ed.M., Ph.D. TO THE CLASS OF 1940 GREETINGS As the shadows of retreating years fall across the path of your retreating youth, may you appreciate the sterling qualities of American culture. This culture has a back- ground of solidarity. Men and women still exemplify the free and open spirit of their forefathers. These forefathers lived independently by the fidelity of their work. Alien agitators and radical misfits failed to embitter their hearts because they received a fair recompense for honest labor. If, in the future, this nation is to more nearly approach that goal of human rights where men are free, independent, and self-reliant, such progress must be based upon the American principle of honest effort. Calvin E. Wilcox, Superintendent. Mr. Kenneth L. MacKf.nzie DEDICATION In sincere appreciation for his constant efforts and guid- ance on our behalf, and his genuine interest in our many enterprises, we, the Class of 1940, dedicate the fifth edition of the “Lamp” to Mr. Kenneth L. MacKenzie. BOARD OF EDUCATION and SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Mr. Robert D. Silsby, Chairman Mr. George A. DeMore, Vice Chairman Mr. Horace H. Raymond, Secretary Mr. James E. O’Brien Mr. John B. Hoppe Mr. David Wilson Mr. John A. Moore Mr. William Ross Mr. Frank Kramer The Class of 1940 is grateful to our Superintendent and Board of Education for the contributions which they have made, individually and collectively, to the interests and welfare of Berlin High School and our class in particular. We are the bene- ficiaries of the vision and foresight of these men in providing a well-rounded educa- tional program which will serve as a basis for our future life in society. We hope to prove worthy of their genuine interest and trust in us. FACULTY Dr. Calvin E. Wilcox, Superintendent of Schools, and Principal. Mr. Henry C. N. Anderson, Sophomore Class Ad- viser, Physics, English, Chemistry. Miss Maybf.lle W. Barnes, College English, Social Studies, English. Mr. Robert M. Beechinor, Student Council Ad- viser, Stenography, Social Studies, Bookkeep- ing. Miss Gertrude M. Bunce, Science, General Science, Biology. Miss Hildur M. Claudelin, Arithmetic, Ancient History, Problems of Democracy. Mr. John F. Deming, Latin, French, English. Miss Margaret M. Flannery, Office Practice, Typewriting, Stenography. Miss Mary E. Fowler, Junior Class Adviser, Eng- lish, History. Mr. William V. Harris, Supervisor of Music. Mr. E. Rf.ed Hardy, Guidance, Practical Arts. Miss Marie LeVan, Social Studies, Science, Guid- ance. Mr. Kenneth L. Mackenzie, Senior Class Ad- viser, American History, English, Commercial Geography. Miss Margaret L. McGrath, Principal of Jr. H. S., English, Arithmetic. Mr. H. Emerson Mitchell, Freshman Class Ad- viser, Mathematics, Sociology, Safety Educa- tion. Mr. Albert E. Robinson, Director of Athletics, English, American History. Miss Dorothy M. Small, Dean of Girls, English, Latin. Mr. Santino M. Vasquez, Secretary of Offices of Supt. of Schools and Berlin High School, Act- ing Dean of Boys, Business Training. Miss Ethel L. Wright, Domestic Science, Guid- ance. EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chiej , Elizabeth Sullivan Assistant Editor, Hope DeMore Shirley Crandall Herbert Schultz Angie Veneziano Janet Fields Alfred Pulito Rita Fagan COMMITTEE Janice Bigelow Lenore Carbo Harold Yantz Shirley Dowd Donald Brown Edith Edelson Clifford Lehman Faculty Adviser, Mr. Kenneth L. Mackenzie The “Lamp” is symbolic of us — which we hope to achieve in later life — in whatever field we enter, art, science, or industry. The “Lamp” will light our way to success. The Staff having labored industriously, and having used caution, tact, and discrimina- tion, we wish to extend our thanks to all who have contributed their time and effort in the publishing of the “Lamp”. CLASS OFFICERS ALFRED J. PULITO “Al” “Thou wert our guide — philosopher — and friend.” President of the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Class; Captain of the Traffic Squad 4; Traffic Squad 3; President of Dramatic Club 3; Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 1, 2, 3; Senior Musical Committee; Connecticut Commercial Contest 3, 4; Intramural Baseball 1, 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2; Lamp Com- mittee; Senior Class Ring Committee; Beacon Staff 2, 3, 4; Varsity Baseball 4; High School Representative to Safety Convention 4; High School Picture Committee 4. ELIZABETH M. SULLIVAN “Sully” “A pleasing personality is ever an asset.” Vice-President of Senior Class ; Secretary of Class 2 ; Chairman of Ring Committee 3, 4; Chairman of Junior Prom Committee 3; Student Council 1, 4; Girls Gym 1, 2, 3, 4; Tennis Tournament; Traffic Squad 1, 2; Honor Roll 4; Editor-in-Chief of the “Lamp”; Senior Musical; Beacon Staff 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2; Chairman of Senior Card Party and Fashion Show; Bas ketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Class Play Usher; Play Day Committee ; Oratorical Contest 3. RITA FAGAN “Viper” “Popularity is an aid to success” Secretary of Class of ’40 3, 4; Traffic Squad 1, 2, 3; Student Council 3, 4; Treasurer of Student Council 3; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Asst. Treasurer of Dramatic Club 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Motif Club 4; Soccer 1 ; School Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom Committee; the “Lamp” Committee; Baseball 1,2; Beacon Staff 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Ball Committee; Senior Class Play; Play Day Com- mittee. HOPE ANN DeMORE “ Ho pie ” “Success is achieved through hard work.” Class Vice-President 2; Class Treasurer 1, 3, 4; Berlin High Beacon 3, 4; Beacon Editor-in-Chief 4; Asst. Editor of the “Lamp”; Motif Club President 4; Dramatic Club 3, 4; Secretary of Dramatic Club 4; College Club 1, 2; Typing Club 1 ; Student Council 3, 4; Traffic Squad 3; Junior Prom Committee; Berlin Choral Club 4; Senior Musical; D.A.R. Award 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Ball Chairman; Senior Play; Play Day Committee. SYLVIA C. ALBERTI “Sil” “The joy of youth and spirit, her eyes displayed.” Motif Club 4; Girls Baseball 1, 2; Girls’ Basketball 4; Senior Musical. ENSO VICTOR BIGHINATTI “Biggy” “Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” Junior Prom Committee; Year Book Committee; Senior Dance Com- mittee; Dramatic Club 1, 2; Beacon Staff 3; Senior Musical; Senior Ball Committee; Senior Class Play; Varsity Football 1, 2, 3. 4; Varsity Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Track 3, 4 ; Intramural Baseball 1, 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2; Intramural Track 2. ELSIE PAULINE ANGELINI “L” “It is a friendly heart, that has plenty of friends.” NORMAN GUSTAF BENSON “Swede” “Ever obliging, not much speed — He is a cheerful, kindly creed.” Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Football 3, 4; Varsity Tennis 2, 3, 4; Beacon Staff 4; Intramural Baseball 1, 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; College Club 1 ; Sea Scouts 2, 3, 4; Mitchell’s Troopers 3; Traffic Squad 4. MARY ANN BEATRICE “Merry” “A merry heart goes all day long, and never tires.” Honor Roll 4; Motif Club 4; Beacon Staff 1,4; Connecticut Commercial Contest 3, 4; Junior Prom Committee; Dramatic Club 3, 4; Music Club 2, 3 ; Senior Class Play. ANN H. BAKANAS “Annie” “Her ways were the ways of pleasantness.” 1 ; Girls’ Baseball 3 ; Senior Motif Club 4; High School Chorus Musical; Asst. Librarian 4; VICTOR LOUIS BACARRO “Vic” “Always stretching forth a hand of service.” Student Council 1 ; President of Student Council 4; Traffic Squad 1, 2, 3; Junior Prom Committee; Music Club 4; Senior Dance Committee; Varsity Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Track 3, 4; Intramural Baseball 1, 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Track 2; Football Captain 4; Senior Ball Committee; Senior Class Play; Play Day Committee. ALDA A. BIGHINATTI “Biggie” “ Let not the grass grow on the path of friendship.” Knitting Club 2; Motif Club 4; Senior Musical; Senior Card Party Committee ; Senior Class Play. DONALD BROWN “Brownie” “There is honesty, manhood and good fellowship in thee.” Sea Scouts 3; Year Book Committee 4; Senior Class Card Party and Fashion Show. DOROTHY FANNIE R. BUCKLEY “Silence is virtue.” ■Dot’ Secretary of Motif Club 4; Music Club 2, 3; Honor Roll 4; Senior Musical; Knitting Club 2; First Annual Musical 1. JANICE ELEANOR BIGELOW “Jay” “Stately and tall, she moves in the hall, the queen of a thousand graces.” Berlin Choral Club 4; Beacon Art Editor 4; Dramatic Club 3, 4; Junior Prom Committee; Motif Club 4; Senior Musical; the “Lamp” Com- mittee; Riding Club 3; Tennis Tournament; Senior Class Play. ALBERT FRANCIS BERNARDO ‘ Rogers ” “You hear that boy laughing? — you think he’s all fun, the angels laugh too, at the good he has done.” Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; College Club 1, 2; Honor Roll 1, 2; Traffic Squad 1, 2; Intramural Track 2; Junior Prom Committee 4; Hall’s Troopers 2; Beacon Staff 2, 3, 4; Senior Class Play. JEANETTE ALICE BAUMANN “As happy as the day is long. ■ Pickles ” Honor Roll 1, 2; Beacon Staff 2, 3; Motif Club 4; Connecticut Com- mercial Contest 4; Junior Prom Committee; Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; Girls’ Gym 1, 2, 3; Senior Class Play; Senior Musical; Home Economic Club 3, 4. ALEXANDER JAMES BARATTIERO “A calm unruffled lad was he.” ‘Alec’ : Music Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Music Club President 4; Berlin Choral Society 4; Second Vice-President of the Berlin Choral Society; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Band Leader 4; Sea Scouts 2, 3, 4; Sea Scout Bugler 3, 4; Camera Club Treasurer 4; Senior Musical; Senior Musical Committee; Typing Club 1. ii ANTOINETTE BACCARO “Tonie” “She was a friend to Everyone ” Motif Club 4; Girls’ Basketball 1,2; Senior Musical; Asst. Librarian 4. SHIRLEY LOUISE CRANDALL “Red” ‘‘Neatness is the crowning grace of womanhood.” Vice-President of Class 1 ; Motif Club 4; Connecticut Commercial Con- test 2, 3, 4; Student Council Secretary 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom Committee; the “Lamp” Committee; Senior Musical; Senior Play. THERON H. CARTER “Tyrone” “Einstein and I go together " College Club 1; High School Orchestra 1, 2; Beacon Staff 4; High School Band 1, 2; Varsity Football 3, 4; Sea Scouts 3, 4; Business Manager of the “Lamp” Committee; Honor Roll 4; Junior Prom Com- mittee; Tennis Manager 4; Camera Club 4; Geology Club 4; Music Club 1, 2; Mitchell’s Troopers 3; Senior Ball Committee; Senior Class Play. LENORE M. CARBO “Garbo” “A smile for all, a welcome glad, A jovial coaxing way she had.” Traffic Squad 1, 2; Student Council 1, 2, 3; Co-Treasurer of the Motif Club; the “Lamp” Committee; Senior Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Class Ring Committee; Girls’ Gym 1, 2, 3, 4; School Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer 1 ; Tennis 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1 ; Beacon Staff 4 ; Senior Ball Committee ; Riding Club. DELPHI CARNALI “Suitcase” “Wit will shine through the harsh cadence of a rugged line.” Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Baseball 1, 2; Varsity Basketball 3, 4; Varsity Football 4; Senior Class Play. ELIZABETH M. CHAPONI “Chippy” “Gentle thoughts and calm desires.” Girls’ Gym 1, 2, 4; Home Economics Club 4; Knitting Club 2; Typing Club 1 ; Senior Musical 4. SHIRLEY R . DOWD “Shir l” “ Style is a dress of thought” Beacon Staff; Motif Club 4; Typing Club 1; College Club 1; Honor Roll 3; Riding Club 3; Horne Economics Club 1 ; “Lamp” Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Musical; Senior Class Play. ROBERT H. CORR “Bob” “His imagination was ever a part of him.” Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; College Club 1, 2; Honor Roll 1, 2; Traffic Squad 1, 2; Intramural Track 2; Junior Prom Committee 4; Hall’s Troopers 2. PEGGY DUNCAN “Pedgee” “High erected thoughts were hers, Seated in a heart of courtesy.” I yping Club 1; College Club 2; Junior Prom Committee; Motif Club 4 ; Home Economics Club 4. FRANK JOHN CIANCI “Chincy” “He is not in the roll of common men.” Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Basketball Manager 2, 3; Music Club 4; Varsity Football 2, 3; Intramural Baseball 1, 2. EDITH CECILE EDELSON “Eddie” “She does nothing but talk of sports.” Motif Club 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer 1; School Banking 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom Committee; Year Book Com- mittee; Cheerleader 1,2; Baseball 1, 2, 3; Senior Musical; Connecticut Commercial Contest 4. “Jan” JANET FIELDS “Never a worry.” Berlin High Beacon 3; Dramatic Club 3, 4; Honor Roll 4; Junior Prom Committee; “Lamp” Committee; Motif Club 4; Senior Musical; Riding Club 3; Tennis Tournament; Senior Class Play; Card Party and Fashion Show Committee. HAROLD EARL YANTZ “Mary” “ I don’t pretend to know everything , but I know quite a bit.” Varsity Tennis 2, 3, 4; Intramural Baseball 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Sea Scouts 2, 3, 4; Beacon Staff 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4; “Lamp” Committee; Commercial Contest of Con- necticut 4; Senior Class Play; Senior Card Party and Fashion Show Committee. VIRGINIA ELLSWORTH “Ginny” “ Blushings is the color of virtue.” Motif Club 4; Riding Club 3; Home Economics Club 3, 4; Music Club 2; Dramatic Club 3, 4; Senior Musical 4. ALPHONSE Df.VIVO “Fonsie” " Nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness.” RUTH JONES “Jonsie” “Her conduct still right With her argument wrong.” Home Economics Club; Manager of Nursing Class; Senior Musical. “ Cookie ” ALICE ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON “She is silent, she is shy, But there is mischief in her eye.” Motif Club 4; Choral Club 4; Girls’ Gym 1 ; Junior Prom Committee; Home Economics Club 3 ; Class Pla y. ROBERT LOUIS GARDNER “Satchmo” “He loved the squared circle, and sophisticated rhythm.” Intramural Baseball 1, 2; Baseball Manager 3; Varsity Track 3, 4; Mitchell’s Troopers 4; Traffic Squad 3, 4; Sea Scouts 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 1 ; Music Club 2, 3. ROBERT JOHNSON “Bob ' ’ “ Anything for a quiet life.” LUCY T. INDELAK “Lulu” “Music and women should never be dated.” Beacon 1, 2, 3, 4; Commercial Contest 3, 4; Junior Prom Committee; Music Club 1, 3; Musical Committee 4; Class Book Committee 4: Concert Mistress 3, 4; Senior Class Play Usher. FLORENCE DOROTHY LANZA “Flo” “She may be little, but O My!” Girls’ Gym 1 ; School Banking 4; Senior Musical. BETTY LANGDON “Skip” ‘Beware of her fair hair, for she excels all youth in the magic of her locks.’’ Senior Musical; Home Economics Club 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; Beacon Staff 4; Vice-President of Home Economics Club 3; Home Economics Club Treasurer 4; Senior Class Play; Tennis Tournament. ELWOOD JOHNSON “Bud” “A dashing, dramatic devotee.” Junior Prom Committee; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Basketball 4; Intramural Baseball 1,2; Intramural Track 2; President of Dramatic Club 4; Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; Student Council 3; Con- necticut Commercial Contest 3; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 3 ; Senior Ball Committee ; Senior Class Play. GRACE CHRISTINE LINDQUIST “Lindy” “Still water runs deep.” Home Economics Club 1, 2; Senior Musical 4. LOUIS GELMINI “Pickles” “Now for instance, take basketball.” Intramural Basketball 1, 2; Intramural Baseball 1,2; Varsity Basket- ball 1, 2, 3, Co-Captain 4; Varsity Baseball 3, 4; Track 3; Football Manager 4; Traffic Squad 4; Sea Scouts; Senior Representative on Play Day Committee. EILEEN MARY McMUIlRAY “Chick” “She was pleasant to walk with, and witty to talk with.” Motif Club 4 ; Connecticut Commercial Contest 2 ; Dramatic Club 4 ; Riding Club 4; Beacon Staff 4; Senior Musical; the “Lamp” Com- mittee; Tennis Tournament 4. EVELYN NORTON “Eve” “A penny for your thoughts.” EDWARD KRISTOPIK “Eddy” ‘‘Let everyone engage in the business with which he is best acquainted.” SOPHIE FRANCES NALEWAJEK " Dimples ” “A quiet tongue shows a wise head.” Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Vice-President of Motif Club 4; Beacon Staff 4; Connecticut Commercial Contest 3, 4; Senior Musical. FREDERIC E. LEOPARD “Leo” ‘‘Make him a great man, but do it slowly.” College Typing Club 1 ; Student Council 1 ; Troopers 3; Honor Roll 4; Camera Club 4; Dramatic Club 4; College Club 1 ; Senior Class Play. MILDRED E. PAYNE “ Millie ” “Fashioned so slenderly T all, and so gay.” Home Economics Club 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; Music Club 3; Senior Musical; Home Economics Club Secretary 4; Senior Class Play Girls’ Gym 2. ELEANOR ROSELIE PULITO “Eli” “ She will be remembered for her looks.” Motif Club 4; Beacon Staff 4; Honor Roll 4; Senior Musical; Senior Card Party Committee. ALCIDE JOSEPH LEMIEUX “ French y” “Yes and No are the causes for disputes.” Varsity Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Basketball 3, 4; Intramural Basket- ball 1, 2, 3, 4; In tramural Baseball 2; Varsity Track 3, 4; Music Club 4; Senior Musical Committee; Senior Class Play. CLARA VICTORIA STARZEC “Claire” “It is nice to be natural, when you’re naturally nice.” Girls’ Gym 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 3; Knitting Club 2; Typing Club 1 ; Senior Musical; Beacon Staff 4; Soccer 1; Connecticut Commercial Contest 4. CLIFFORD A. LEHMAN “Cliff” “If you are wise, laugh.” Dramatic Club 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4; “Lamp” Committee 4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Vice-President of Class 3; Honor Roll 1, 2; Oratorical Contest 1, 2, 3; Intramural Basketball 1. ETHEL VICTORIA STANCE “Vic” “Thy modesty’s a candle to thy merit.” Motif Club 4; Home Economics Club 4; Traffic Squad 1, 2; Girls’ Gym 1; Honor Roll 1,2,3. “Eddy” EDWARD J. RUSCZYK “ But I had to work for my father.” Music Club 1, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Basketball 3; Traffic Squad 4; President of Homeroom 4; High School Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Chairman of Senior Musical Committee. BURTON ROCHETTE “Burt” “The unspoken word never does harm.” HERBERT ADOLPH SCHULTZ “Herb” “ His limbs were cast in manly molds.” Honor Roll 3, 4; Varsity Football 4; Varsity Track 4; Varsity Basket- ball 4; Intramural Baseball 1, 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Beacon Staff 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4; Sea Scouts 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom Committee ; the “Lamp” Committee. KENNETH PHILIP SCHEER “Ken” “For every why, he has a wherefore.” Beacon Staff 4; Honor Roll 1, 4; Dramatic Club 2; Typing Club 1 ; Senior Class Play. STANLEY TZARGAN “Joe” “The man that blushes is not quite a brute.” Varsity Football Manager 3, 4. ANITA E. TARCA “Neet” “What lies beyond that quiet exterior?” Home Economics Club 4; Girls’ Gym 1; Knitting Club 2; Typing Club 1 ; Senior Musical. MARIO E. MARTINO “Mars” “The work praises the artist.” Art Club 1 ; Sea Scouts 3 ; Agricultural Club 3 ; Music Club 3. ANGELINE P. VENEZIANO “Angie” ‘Dimpled cheek and hair so neat, here she is with dancing feet. Motif Club 4; the “Lamp” Committee; Senior Musical. VIRGINIA E. FOWLER “Ginger” “She is kind-hearted and serviceable in all relations of life.” Traffic Squad 1, 2; Home Economics Club 4; College Club 2; Junior Prom Committee 3 ; Motif Club 4; Typing Club 1 ; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4. HELEN LOUISE WILLET “Willie” “Sweetness is the essence of loveliness.” School Banking 2,3,4; Girls’ Gym 1 ; Dramatic Club 3 ; Senior Musical ; Honor Roll 4; Senior Class Play; Senior Card Party and Fashion Show Committee. “Jack” JACK G. TOMPKINS “Those who wait will be rewarded.” Sea Scouts 2, 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4. EDWARD M. WROBEL “Eddy” “Music is my everything.” Music Club 1, 2, 3, 4; High School Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; High School Orchestra 1, 2, 3; High School Band 1, 2, 3; Student Council 1; Mitchell’s Troopers 3; Intramural Basketball 4; Senior Musical Com- mittee. NORMAN MUNSON “Norm” “ None but himself can be paralleled.” 4-H Club 3. HENRY HRUBIEC “ Rubie ” “Make the best of your opportunities.” JOHN RUSSELL WEBB “Russ” “He comes late — but he comes.” Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; Intramural Baseball 1, 2, 3. “Cully " HOWARD M. CULVER, JR. " An honest boy, close buttoned to the chin, Broadcloth without, warm heart within.’’ Traffic Squad 4. Jtt fUnttnriam Mary McKeon Born May 19, 1920 Died July 12, 1938 Delia Yopp Born April 26, 1921 Died December 5, 1937 Josephine Kapastinski Born May 27, 1922 Died August 1, 1937 “Tho’ lost to sight to mem’ry dear Thou ever wilt remain CLASS HISTORY Soft, sweet strains of music. Resonant darkness. The sweet odor of incense. Seated on his high, cushioned throne sat Schariar, Sultan of India. Handsome was his face but in his eyes the real man showed — hard, morose, surly. On a pillow of purple silk before him, sat Scheherazade the Sultaness, the teller of tales. Then up spake Schariar, “Rise, oh Scheherazade.” She rose and stood before him. And again spake the mighty one, “Oh Schehe- razade, this night a tale of thee I do require. If I am interested not, thy tale shall die on thy lips by the swift stroke of my sword.” And spake Scheherazade, “Oh my lord and master, for this night I have prepared for thee a talc of whose interest thou shalt be the judge.” And thus did Scheherazade begin a great and wonderful tale — “In a far distant land, there once dwelt a tribe of people called Berlinites. A quiet, roving race were they, taking from life all that is offered. And so it came to pass, the Berlinites did come into a strange country where they found the inhabitants thereof a kind and congenial folk and made known their intention of remaining. Great was the rejoicing of the inhabitants, for here was a people ready and able to publish the name of their fair and beauteous land throughout the world. But someone must supervise these pleasure loving people, and so they did elect as chief administrator Maharajah, Alfred Pulito; and his able assistant, Shirley Crandall ; a wielder of the common pen, Marion Greatorix; Chancellor of the Exchequer for the Class of 1940, and Governor General, Albert E. Robinson. In this land, oh Schariar, the Berlinites did delight in festivities, and so on designated days they did hold a Hallowe’en party and St. Patrick dance. A year had passed and now the Berlinites pos- sessed a new dignity. High were held their heads and nobler were their works. Well did their num- bers represent the land in a Valentine Dance and other activities; and again did they prove their in- dividual supremacy. Throughout the season the Berlinites were led by Maharajah Alfred Pulito; with Hope DeMore as his capable assistant. The wielder of the common pen was Elizabeth Sullivan, and Elwood Johnson served nobly as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Governor General, Miss Barbara Pratt. Now the autumn. Brilliant the foliage of the Ber- linites; rich their fruitage. Truly was no tribe ever better or more numerously represented and truly did no general better marshal his forces than did Maharajah Alfred Pulito with Clifford Lehman as his assistant; Rita Fagan, wielder of the common pen; and Hope DeMore, Chancellor of the Ex- chequer for the class, and Mr. Cummings, Gov- ernor General. The harvest of early planting was celebrated by the Harvest Dance and frolics. The Promenade, sensationally successful, served to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood between the Berlinites and the inhabitants. A lapse — summer, then autumn. The Berlinites rule the land. The leaders of corresponding worth — Governor General, Mr. MacKenzie; Maharajah, Alfred Pulito; his capable assistant, Elizabeth Sulli- van; Rita Fagan, wielder of the common pen; and Hope DeMore, Chancellor of the Exchequer for the Class of 1940. These present dwellers of the land then organ- ized a party inviting the lower populace and a Thanksgiving Dance in honor of the fruits being plucked and stored. The Berlinites, wishing to carry on and upward into posterity, splendid and supreme, did declare a festivity called Musical, arranged by Mr. Mac- Kenzie and conducted by Mr. William Harris. But it remained again for them to display their superiority and this they did on occasions termed, “What a Life,” “Card Party,” and “Senior Ball” in which they provided for the habitants of the land entertainment which was roundly applauded. But as ever with mortal man the Berlinites were not satisfied with what they possessed, they must move on; they must seek new fields, new faces. Great was the rejoicing as they prepared to leave the land in search of new conquests.” Signed : Shirley Crandall CLASS PROPHECY Standing at a microphone in station BHS is Esso’s reporter, Herb Schultz, with the news of the day. The play “What a Life” is still running on Broad- way for its second year, starring Rita Fagan and Enso Bighinatli. After the performance last night a party was held at the newly decorated apartment of Miss Fagan. The attractive rooms were designed by Janet Fields, Interior Decorator of Lord and Bond. Miss Fagan wore a gown of white musselinc de soie which was worn over a crisp taffeta slip. The gown was designed by Janice Bigelow, creator of many wardrobes for stage and screen. Entertainment was furnished by Alex Barattiero and his Melody Rascals” with Mary Beatrice and Angie Venegiano doing the vocals and featuring Mario Martino on the trumpet. Among those at- tending were Governor of New York Alfred Pulito with his charming wife, the former Virginia Fowler; District Attorney Fred Leopard and also many other important people. 1 urning to sports for a few moments we see that the Yankees have won the championship of the season. How could they lose with Louis Gelmini catching and Frank Cianci as coach? The impossible has been made possible by Bob Gardner, who is now the world’s heavyweight cham- pion, after Bob knocked out Joe Louis in the third round last night at Madison Square Garden. Refereeing was H enry Hrubiec. Bob’s trainer, Alcide Lemieux, stated he knew he could do it. Flash ! ! We now have reports regarding the lux- ury liner “Gigantic” which was wrecked on a reef 45 miles off t he coast of New Brunswick. Captain Howard Culver and the flyer, Jack Tomkins, gave the following reports : Seven dead and ten injured. Delphi Carnali, deep sea diver, was on hand but was not needed. Several members of the crew who assisted in the rescue work include: Bert Rochette, purser, Norman Munson, Robert Johnson, Kenneth Scheer, Alphonse DeVivo, Donald Brown and Stanley Tzargan. Among the prominent passengers aboard were Mildred Payne, well-known novelist; Shirley Dowd, buyer for Rogers and Riendel; Anna Bakanas, costume designer; Eddie Wrobel, the new king of swing; Victor Baccaro, head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Elizabeth Sullivan, editor of the “New York Bazaar.” Accompanying her were the Misses Hope DeMore and Dorothy Buckley, society editor and literary editor, respectively; Miss Lucy Indelak, concert violinist, and her accompan- ist, Shirley Crandall. Also on board was the famous inventor, T heron Carter. Yesterday at the Nurses Convention in Hartford, Conn., the following nurses were awarded medals for their bravery in recent floods: Misses Lenore Carbo, Ethel Stange, Elsie Angelini, Peggy Duncan, Anita Tarca, Antoinette Baccaro, and Grace Lind- quist. I have now the latest reports on the Johnson ex- pedition to the North Pole. Elwood Johnson with his assistants, Clifford Lehman and Robert Corr, who were supposedly lost in the Arctic were just heard from. They said that their means of com- munication had been disrupted. Their supplies are running low; however, they are expecting to return soon. Among the other prominent members of the expedition are Russell Webb, Eddie Kristopik, Harold Yantz, Edward Rusczyk and Norman Ben- son, radio engineer. I now turn the program over to Betty Langdon, who will give you the woman’s angle on the news and views of the day. Sophie Nalewajek, secretary to Albert Bernardo, president of the National Savings Bank, was voted yesterday as the best dressed secretary of 1950. Those next in line were: Clara Starzec, second; Jeanette Baumann, third; Alice Hutchinson, fourth; and Elizabeth Chaponi, fifth. All were resi- dents of Connecticut. Hair-stylists Lanza and Willet returned from Paris on the Normandie yesterday with the latest do’s and don’t’s in hair styles. On the same boat were Eileen McMurray, Edythe Edelson, and Alda Bighinatli, athletic directors at Vassar, and Eleanor Pulito, famous model, with her secretaries, Virginia Ellsworth and Evelyn Norton. This is your Esso reporter signing off. Listen in tomorrow for the news of the day. Same time same station. Janet Fields Janice Bigelow Angie Veneziano CLASS WILL We, the Class of 1940, of the Berlin High School, in the town of Berlin, County of Hartford, State of Connecticut, being of sou nd mind and body, with the knowledge that all our debts are paid, do on this day of June will and bequeath the following to be our last Will and Testament: Elsie Angelini wills her quiet disposition to Carol Knowles. Sylvia Alberti wills her curling black tresses to Anna Bozek. Antoinette Baccaro leaves her position as Miss Small’s secretary to Mildred Genovese. Victor Baccaro gives Natal Orrechio a book entitled, “How to Produce Effective Dog Barks.” Mary Beatrice leaves her yodeling ability to Joseph- ine Pajor. Janice Bigelow wills her artistic ability to Lillian Bunce. Alda Bighinatti bequeaths her smiling countenance to Doris Johnson. Enso Bighinatti offers some clever schoolboy his position on the athletic teams of the school. Ann H. Bakanas bequeaths her liking for New Britain to Jeanette Willet. Dorothy Buckley wills her musical ability to Helen Hanford. Jeanette Baumann leaves her everlasting chatter to Eunice Ventres. Albert Bernardo leaves his ability to do Beacon Work to John Hannon. Alex Barattiero bequeaths the clear notes which issue from his trumpet to any long-winded Junior. Norman Benson wills his football suit to Henry Pekrul. Donald Brown, Louis Gelmini, Jack Tompkins, and Mario Martino leave their positions on the “Sweepers’ Brigade” to the muscle-men of the Sophomore Class. Shirley Crandall leaves her shorthand speed to Agnes Starzec. Lenore Carbo leaves her love for freckles to Shirley Thomas. Elizabeth Chaponi leaves to Mary Moore her art of giggling. Frank Cianci wills his fishing ability to Walter Hub- bard. Howard Culver offers his quiet manner to boisterous F reshman boys. Delphi Carnali wills his oversize shoes to Albert Pcsenti. T heron Carter gives Robert Thompson a fresh start in life, and the nickname “Tyrone.” Robert Con leaves his highly active imagination to his brother Harold. To any Junior with time on his hands Hope DeMore wills her many club memberships and the “Beacon.” Shirley Dowd leaves her wardrobe to “Babe” Good- win. Peggy Duncan wills her Atlantic City vacations to Anna Adamovitch. Alphonse DeVivo gives Henry Lukasiewicz his seat on the “Blue Hills” school bus. Edith Edelson wills her love of basketball games to Edith Skinner. Virginia Fowler leaves her Chalker Beach vacations to Kathryn Wachtelhausen. Rita Fagan leaves her athletic ability to Barbara Smith. Janet Fields leaves her attractive hair style to Dorothy Potts. Robert Gardner wills his many stage calls to Johnny Ruscio. Alice Hutchinson leaves to Beatrice Parker her quiet manner. Henry Hrubiec leaves Miss Small a shiny red apple, “the Hrubiec special.” Lucy Indelak offers her ability as a musician to Casmir Budzinski. ElwoocL Johnson wills his dramatic efficiency to his brother Norman. Robert Johnson wills his babyish ways to Edward Domkowski. Edward Kristopik gives Edward Knope his ability to relate incidents which never happened. Florence Lanza wills her big brown eyes to Elsie Peplau. Grace Linquist leaves her incessant silence to Flora Ramy. Betty Langdon wills her dreamy eyes to Doris Big- hinatti. Fred Leopard wills his cry of the timber wolf to Ray Webster. Russel Webb leaves his account books to any Junior interested in hieroglyphics. Clifford Lehman leaves his ability to get along with the constables to Harry McKeon. Alcide Lemieux offers his knowledge of French for the assistance of Mr. Deming. Eileen McMurray leaves her quick wit to Gertrude Fitzgerald. Norman Munson leaves to his brother, Donald, his knowledge of agriculture. Evelyn Norton wills her “peace of mind” to Pat Lawrence. Sophie Nalewajek bequeaths her blushing b ashful- ncss to Muriel Blackburn. Mildred Payne leaves her slimness to Alice Mirante. Eleanor Pulito wills her warm smile to Mary Alice Tompkins. Alfred Pulito leaves his warbling ability to the Juniors with perennial laryngitis. Edward Rusczyk offers best wishes to the pheasant hunter of the Junior Class. Burton Rochette leaves the glow of his big blue eyes to Pat Cistaire. Ethel Stange wills her height to June Ward. Elizabeth Sullivan leaves her capability as editor- in-chief of the “Lamp” to Jean Emerson. Clara Starzec leaves her natural ways to Elizabeth Emery. Herbert Schultz leaves to Leonard Kane his rating in the commercial department. Ruth Jones leaves her novelty pins to the girls in the Freshman Class. Anita T area leaves her gift of gabbing to Vera Swanson. Stanley Tzargan leaves his bashful nature in the hands of Joseph Cugno. Angie V eneziano leaves to Anita Achilli her place as the best dancer of the class. Helen Willet wills her many perky hairbows to Irma Carsanico. Edward Wrobel leaves to Bryan Bigelow his posi- tions on the dance bands of the state. Harold Yantz leaves to Leroy Riggott his finely balanced sense of humor. The Senior Class wishes to extend their thanks to each and every member of the Faculty. To the Junior Class we leave our privileges, the title “The Lamp” for their yearbook and the hopes of having a successful senior class. To the Sophomore Class we leave our leadership and initiative. To the Freshman Class we leave our dignity. The Senior Class of 1940 leaves its best wishes for happiness and success to all future classes. Signed : THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1940. Witnesses : Clifford Lehman Lenore Carbo Shirley Dowd Edith Edelson Donald Brown VALEDICTORY Mr. Superintendent, Mr. Chairman, Members of the Board of Education, Members of the Berlin High Faculty, Parents, Friends, and Classmates: What is success? We who are graduating do not intend to measure it in terms of money but rather by the richness and fullness of our lives. That is shown by our class motto, “Knowledge is greater than wealth.” We know that the only basis for a perma- nent success is absolute integrity. Our teachers and parents have encouraged us to meet that challenge and we are determined to gain the goal of our ambition. In making the transition from school to larger fields of society, we must be able to recognize and respect the necessary factors in worthwhile living, know what we expect from life, and what life expects of us! A clear purpose and confidence will advance any cause. Remember the tale of the three boys who tried to see who could walk the straightest line in the snow. One path was almost straight while the other two were crooked. When the winner was asked how he had accomplished this feat, he replied, “All the way I kept my eyes on the big tree at the end of our stunt.” The other two boys had been watching their feet! This principle can be applied in our attempt to gain our goal of success. We must keep our attention fixed steadily on this goal and disregard the “ups and downs” of every day. Our ambition should never grow dim but like the north star shine always above us. If we as Americans place no limit on our efforts, then we as Americans will discover no limits to our individual accomplishments. The future is ours. Let’s make the most of it. We have been like parasites thus far in life, producing nothing and consuming a great deal. Now we have our chance as so many classes before have had, and as we face this fork in the road of life let’s be determined to make a place for ourselves in the world and do credit to the Berlin High School and the class of nineteen hundred and forty. Farewell. Hope Ann DeMore SALUTATORY Mr. Superintendent, Mr. Chairman, Members of the Board of Education, Members of the Berlin High Faculty, Parents, Friends, and Classmates: It is my pleasure to welcome you in behalf of the graduating class of 1940, and to express our sincere appreciation for the many educational opportunities which have been given us. Youth has within its heart a desire to achieve true and lasting success. Nature has so equipped the young person that he naturally looks forward with real anticipation to the opportunities which he feels that life affords and anxiously awaits the day when he can ably take his position in the world of human affairs. The great steel magnate, Charles M. Schwab, once said, “Nothing is so plentiful in America as opportunity.” The doors of opportunity seem to open of their own accord on every side to urge those who are succeeding to drive on to newer heights of achievement. Young people often fail to catch the vision of true and lasting success, and fail to realize that opportunities to achieve are right at hand, even at their very door step. The seemingly slow passing of time for the young person may be indirectly or even directly caused by a perverted notion concerning living realities in a changing world. He may be looking forward with great anxiety to a day in the future when a chance to become great will suddenly present itself, and that all he will have to do is to assume greatness. The trouble with this point of view is that it rarely happens that way. Success comes to one after he has worked with a zest and prepared himself to achieve it. It is not a case of “lo, and behold,” but it is a problem of meeting successfully the different situations in life as they present themselves. The Class of ’40 again extends its gratitude to the parents, to the Board of Educa- tion and to the Faculty, to whom we owe our success as a result of their untiring efforts. Shirlf.y Crandall CLASS INVENTORY Boy Girl Class Wit Delphi Carnali Eileen McMurray Best Dancer Victor Baccaro Angie Veneziano Class Actress Betty Langdon Class Actor Elwood Johnson Most Courteous Norman Munson Sophie Nalewajek Neatest Elwood Johnson Shirley Crandall Most Pleasing Personality Harold Yantz Elizabeth Sullivan Best Dressed Edward Wrobel Shirley Dowd Most School Spirit Louis Gelmini Rita Fagan Class Musician Edward Wrobel Lucy Indelak First to Marry Edward Rusczyk Ann H. Bakanas Most Natural Stanley Tzargan Clara Starzec Most Popular with Faculty Elwood Johnson Elizabeth Sullivan Heartbreaker Edward Wrobel Helen Willet Nighthawk Russell Webb Florence Lanza Most “Umph” Albert Bernardo Virginia Ellsworth Most Capable Leader Alfred Pulito Hope DeMore Most Popular Teacher Mr. MacKenzie Miss Small Most Popular Student Alfred Pulito Rita Fagan Most Pep Robert Gardner Mary Beatrice Done Most for Class Theron Carter Hope DeMore Most Respected Alfred Pulito Shirley Crandall Most All Around Student Enso Bighinatti Angie Veneziano Most H andsome Edward Rusczyk Prettiest Girl Eleanor Pulito Cutest Alex Barattiero Antoinette Baccaro Best Athlete Enso Bighinatti Rita Fagan Most Likely to Succeed Harold Yantz Shirley Crandall Most Daring Frank Cianci Elizabeth Chaponi Class Borrower Russel Webb Janet Fields Most Talkative Virginia Ellsworth Class Couple Victor Baccaro Rita Fagan Class Dreamer Donald Brown Evelyn Norton Most Independent Norman Munson Shirley Crandall Class Artists Enso Bighinatti Mario Martino Janice Bigelow Class Tomboy CLASS MOTTO Rita Fagan KNOWLEDGE IS GREATER THAN WEALTH CLASS FLOWER GARDENIA CLASS COLORS BLUE AND GOLD CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS The extra curricular activities of the Berlin High School have contributed a great deal to the scholastic standing and moral of the students. Within the last two years new organizations and clubs have been added to the previous list. They were a success both socially and financially. We hope that all future classes will carry on in extra curricular work. The School offers in the line of clubs and organiza- tions the following: Agricultural Club, Art Club, Beacon Staff, Camera Club, College Typewriting Club, Com- merce Club, Dramatic Club, Geology Club, Home Eco- nomics Club, Honor Society, Motif Club, Music Club, Sea Scouts, Student Council, 4-H Club. STUDENT COUNCIL The Student Council, though representa- tive of the student body, is not a governing body, but an advisory council. In this respect the Student Council has during the current year endeavored to introduce measures beneficial to the school — uni- form system of permission slips for social affairs, attendance certificates, and Play Day. The members were as follows: Victor Baccaro, President; Robert Edgerly, Vice- President; Robert Werdelin, Secretary; Fred Lowell, Treasurer; Hope DeMore, Rita Fagan, Elizabeth Sullivan, Thornton Roby, Barbara Smith, Frank Emond, and Shirley Crandall, Recording Secretary. BERLIN HIGH BEACON The bi-weekly school publication “The Beacon” is managed entirely by the students this year, under the editorship of Hope DeMore, and the faculty adviser is Mr. Henry Anderson. Miss M. Flannery oversees the typing and mimeographing. The follow- ing members are on the staff : Janice Bige- low, Harold Corr, Shirley Dowd, Carol Knowles, Robert Edgerly, Dorothy Emery, Lenore Carbo, Lucy Simeone, Pat Law- rence, Theron Carter, Anita Achilli, Har- old Yantz, Norman Benson, Rita Fagan, Herbert Schultz, Eileen McMurray, Kath- ryn Hoppe, Rose Pavano, Theodore Schultz, Lucy Indelak, Mary Beatrice, Ken- neth Scheer, Albert Bernardo, Elizabeth Sullivan, Sophie Nalewajek, Eleanor Pulito, Angie Veneziano, Dorothy Buckley, John Prendergast. DRAMATIC CLUB The Dramatic Club, one of the most active clubs in the school, has just com- pleted a successful season. A highly enter- taining presentation of “Shavings” was presented in November. Part of “The Rivals” was given at Connecticut State Drama Contest held in Danbury in which the club participated in April. The officers of the club for the year were: Elwood Johnson, President; Clifford Lehman, Vice- President; Hope DeMore, Secretary; Nor- man Johnson, Treasurer; Janet Fields, Head Usher; Teddy Schultz, Stage Manager; and Mr. E. Reed Hardy, Director. MUSIC CLUB High school music fosters “the will to be musical” through a curricula of theoretical, instrumental, and choral study, and aims toward further development of the art of performance. Our classes of instruction are open to all high school students and grant credit toward graduation. Mr. Wil- liam V. Harris is Music Superviser of the Berlin Public Schools. MOTIF CLUB The Motif Club, with a membership of 24 senior girls, enjoyed a busy and success- ful year. It is a cultural and recreational organization with self-improvement as its purpose. In May, the year’s objective was realized when the club members enjoyed a five-day tour of Washington, D. C. The 1940 membership was as follows: President, Hope DcMore; Vice-President, Sophie Nalewajek; Secretary, Dorothy Buckley; Co-Treasurers, Lenore Carbo and Shirley Dowd; Sylvia Alberti, Janice Bigelow, Janette Baumann, Alda Bighinatti, Antionette Baccaro, Anna Bakanas, Mary Beatrice, Shirley Crandall, Peggy Duncan, Edith Edelson, Virginia Ellsworth, Janet Fields, Rita Fagan, Virginia Fowler, Alice Hutchin- son, Eileen McMurray, Elenore Pulito, and Angie Veneziano. Miss Dorothy M. Small is Faculty Adviser. SEA SCOUTS The Sea Scouts Ship No. 68 is composed of high school boys past the age of 15 years. The Ship is sponsored by the Board of Education and the American Legion, Bolton Kasica Post 68. Mr. Emerson Mitchell is Skipper and Mr. Kenneth L. MacKenzie is Mate. The members are: Robert Werdelin, LeRoy Riggott, Jack Tompkins, Norman Benson, Robert Tom- son, John McQueeney, Richard Fowler, Philip Prior, Frank Coligantry, Loring Burwell, Alex Barattiero, Theron Carter, Harold Yantz, Herbert Schultz, Norman Peterson, John Ruscio, Robert Gardner, Donald Giffith, Robert Morse, Fred Lowell, William Poppel, Harold Corr. CAVALCADE OF SPORTS “All good things must start from a humble beginning,” wise men have said and how true this saying applies to Berlin’s “Cavalcade of Sports.” It seems like only yesterday that the Blue and Red were being easy marks for other Interscholastic squads, while in reality five short years have passed under the bridge of time. Since that time, however, our athletic teams have steadily improved until they are now feared and respected by all comers. As we exa mine the annals of our sports history we can vividly recall the names of our former heroes and how they led their mates to a spectacular win in the fading moments of a close game, and our wish is that one of our classmates will inspire the future students of Berlin High. At the present time the “Redcoats” have five different competitive sports, namely; Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, and Track. This large variety, along with the intra-mural sports, offers all boys a chance to show their abilities in the one he likes the best. As yet none of Berlin’s teams have had an undefeated season but we feel sure that before the present Junior Class graduates this statement will not be true. Harold Yantz BASKETBALL The basketball team, under the super- vision of Coach Kenneth L. MacKenzie, finished a rather disastrous season on Feb- ruary 23, 1940. We had played a difficult schedule including many teams out of our class and yet those who finished the season should be commended for their spirit and determination in the face of great odds. The letter men were as follows: Co-Cap- tains Bighinatti and Gelmini, Pesenti, Knope, Kane, McQueeny, Hubbard, and Manager Baccaro. FOOTBALL During the past season, Coach Robinson’s unheralded charges combined speed with power and decep- tion to compile a record of three victories, two ties, and two defeats. The Redcoats’ greatest achievement, however, came when they tied Canton High in their first fray, and defeated them in their second encounter. We call this a great feat because it was practically this same team that twice romped over our 1938 eleven. The following senior lettermen were on the squad: Captain Baccaro, Benson, Carter, Carnali, Bighinatti, Lemieux, and Schultz, and Manager Gelmini. Jack Mc- Queeny will lead next year’s team into battle. BASEBALL The Berlin Redcoats, coached by Albert E. Robinson, do not expect an outstanding season this year due to the lack of seasoned material. Seven games have been scheduled to date as follows: Canton, two; Farming- ton, two; Newington, two; and one with Plainville. It is expected that the following men will make the squad: Gelmini, Kane, Bighinatti, Cugno, O’Brien, McKeon, Cen- turelli, Lukasiewicz. The team will elect its captain after its opening game in May. SENIOR GIRLS SPORTS The Senior Girls’ Sports proved more successful this year than they did in previous years. The cham- pionship in basketball was won by the Seniors after defeating the Juniors in two out of three games. The other sports in which the girls took part were: Tennis, Baseball, and Volleyball. Miss Gertrude M. Bunce was their coach. The following girls took part in the athletic activities: Rita Fagan, Elizabeth Sullivan, Lenore Carbo, Elizabeth Chaponi, Clara Starzec, Antionette Baccaro, Sylvia Alberti, Janet Fields, Janice Bigelow, Betty Lang- don, Shirley Dowd, Hope DeMore, Edith Edelson, Virginia Ellsworth, Eileen Mc- Murray, Florence Lanza, Helen Willet, Jeanette Baumann. TENNIS The tennis team this year anticipate a very successful season since all the veterans are playing again with the exception of Captain Rich, who graduated in 1939. Our “first string” men include: Harold Yantz, Norman Benson, Thornton Roby, James Fagan, Robert Werdelin, and Herbert Schultz. Our schedule includes twelve games. We had matches with New Britain, Farmington, Hamden, Plainville, John Fitch, East Hampton, Morse Business College. TRACK Track is in its second year as a varsity sport and we have great hopes of becoming the Class “C” champions of the State at the Yale Interscholastics. We brag of the five fastest men of the State in Lowell, Hubbard, Greco, Cugno, and Baccaro. Baccaro holds the State 100 yard dash record. McQueeny, Dutkiewicz, Webster and Black are our dis- tance runners. Centurelli, Poppel, Panasie- wich, Schultz, Hubbard and Cugno are representing the team in the various field events. The dash men compose our State champion relay team. Fred Lowell is cap- tain of the team. CONCLUSION The end has come. Once again we recall the hours of work spent on the fifth edition of the “Lamp.” We looked for- ward to graduation with great anxiety. Now that the time has come, our hearts are filled with sorrow. Our memories wander back to the happy days spent within the Berlin High School. We, the Class of 1940, bid to all our classmates and teachers a reluctant farewell. AUTOGRAPHS ju_ rvj. — M-Y. ' 7l Ccdt j2£ 7?laAUs £ £ l ' a ti S? CM B.AM tic.Tk. 0 . 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