Fisher College - Beacon Yearbook (Boston, MA)

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Fisher College Librai 3 5620 50557524 5 Within these pages we have tried to capture the things which have been dear to us during our school year or years. We have endeavored to set them down in a hook of memories, the leaves of which we might turn as the years go by, and smile pleasantly in reminiscence of these happy moments. These are the things which have made those moments; the schoolmates we shall always be glad to have known; the faculty members who have tried to show us the way. A little bittersweet is this, our fond farewell — We realize " In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind, " how sweet it is to attain our goal, but how sad to have to leave behind, to put away as it were, the things of childhood. As we say " Good-bye, " we should like also to say, " Thank you, " for all that has been ours, and promise to live up to the standards and ideals with which we have been inspired. THE FISHER SCHOOL 19 4 4 emma THE FISHER SCHOOL HISTORY Forty years ago two normal school graduates from the Middle West, after having taught in private business schools, brought into existence a dream of theirs — a business school in the suburbs of Boston. These two pioneers were E. H. and M. C. Fisher. In 1903 they established the iirst coeduca- tional institution of its kind in Somerville, calling it the Winter Hill Business College. Its start was simple and inauspicious; yet, within three years more than 200 students attended the regular day sessions. Because of its rapid growth between the years 1903 and 1910 three other institutions of similar type were opened in Roxbury, Cambridge, and Waltham. The Fisher name still reposes in brass on the sidewalk in Roxbury. In 1918 the Somerville school, originally established at Oilman Square, was moved to the top of Winter Hill — the Pendergast Estate at 374 Broadway was purchased as a permanent home. The four schools continued to grow. However, between 1925 and 1927 population and transportation trends, deaths, and fires produced the necessity for combining some of the schools. For these reasons quarters were procured at 30 Franklin Street, opposite Filene ' s, and during those years the three outlying schools in Roxbury, Cambridge, and Waltham came together to form the Boston school. Mr. Sanford Fisher joined the faculty of the Boston school in 1928. Mr. Albert Fisher assumed the managerial responsibili- ties of the Somerville school, and Mr. Myron Fisher, Jr., became head of the typing and office practice departments of the Boston school in 1935. These are Mr. M. C. Fisher ' s three sons. In 1936 the school was changed from a partnership known as Fisher Business College to an educational corporation known as Fisher Business School. Sanford L. Fisher became President; Myron C. Fisher, Jr., Vice- President; and Albert L. Fisher, Treasurer. E. H. and M. C. remained as Principals. After 1936 the Winter Hill School was operated exclusively for girls, while the Boston School continued to be coeducational. Cultural and social activities came to be l ooked upon as a necessary and indispensable part of a well-rounded education, and in the minds of the Directors of the School, the Boston location was not considered adequate for such training. In June, 1939, the beautiful King Estate at 118 Beacon Street overlooking the Charles River and the Hatch Concert Shell was pur- chased. Unusual and artistic appointments laid a background for the blending of the vocational with the cultural. This was the School ' s second attractive building, and placed Fisher in a position to present secre- tarial training on the hignest possible levels. Then, in 1940, the Boston School followed the trend of the Somerville School — that of becoming a strictly girls ' institution. No more boys were graduated after October 1942. After this change, each school was known as The Fisher School. In 1940 Fisher sought to better serve its community and established a Summer Preparatory School in our Winter Hill School home. This enabled high school students to make up or to take additional credits for high school or college. It is now in its fifth season and enjoys the largest registration in its short history. This past year showed that students from eighty-nine high schools and colleges from sixteen states were represented in our student body. To properly administer to the needs of so many of these young people from out of town and out of state, the school purchased its own dormitory at 112 Beacon Street just three doors away from the school. It will give our young people a home atmosphere and will also afford the school the privilege of developing broader social and cultural programs for these young people. The past years have shown a fine accep- tance of the school in the New England area. This is due in part at least to the desire on the part of the school to be completely atuned to contemporary trends, to anticipate the need of the morrow and to be ready for it. In this spirit, determination is still strong that Fisher students will have the best in educational, social, and cultural develop- ments. Boston School Myron C. Fisher, B. A. Principal Dedication To the co-founder of the school where it has been our privilege to spend so many happy days W hose high ideals have inspired in us a desire to emulate the same; whose generous and tender spirit has endeared him to our hearts Who has been a father to us while here at school, paternal in his attitude, kindly in his manner, and thoughtful always of what is best for us Whose ceaseless faith in the good in each of us will ever be an inspiration to us to deserve that faith — AI. C. Fisher, to you fondly and gratefully we dedicate this, our first Year Book. Photographs by Bachrach The name, you may wonder just how ' twas attained And so in this ditty, you ' ll find it explained: The " S " stands for Sanford, o ' er the school he presides Guiding, deciding the policies wise The " E " a bit short — for E. H. whom you know Helped brother, M. C, found the schools long ago The next " M " for " Junior; " Myron, you see, Called for his father, our teacher is he. And " last, but not least, " as the proverb would say, Albert directs in a business way. And now you will know — for the name as you see Is th ' initials combined of this " family tree. " Golden magnificence — " Framed with perfect symmetry. " The fretted splendors of each nook and niche. " Our days fulfilled — " And all the air a solemn stillness holds. " emma THE FISHER SCHOOL STAFF Editor-in-chief Lucy Vignone Associate Editor Nella Bowden Literary Editor Miriam Swift EDITORIAL COMMITTEE Virginia Cataldo Charline Christiansen Louise Chase Eleanor Murphy Marjorie O ' Hearn Dorothy Scott Ruth Bailey Patricia Wiggins ART COMMITTEE Mary Lou Ravey, Chairman Letitia Creswell Harriet Sacks ADVERTISING COMMITTEE Barbara Mills, Chairman Dorothy Faunce PHOTOGRAPHY COMMITTEE Mary Pavone, Chairman Elizabeth King Literary Adviser Roberta Macdonald Class Adviser Mabel Friswell FACULTY %e C emma THE FISHER SCHOOL Myron C. Fisher, B.A. Principal Penmanship ( Boston and Somerville ) Sanford L. Fisher, B.S., Ed.M. President Director of Stenographic Department Myron C. Fisher, Jr., A. A., B.S. in Ed. V ice-President Director of Typewriting and Office Practice Departments Roberta Clare Macbonald, A.B., M.C.S. Dean Shorthand, English, Spelling NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR emma Joseph J. Carty, LL.B. Accounting, Law, Business Mathematics i, Boston and Somen ille) Mary C. Plante Stenography, Bookkeeping, Mathematics Medical, Economics Marion E. Fritz Typewriting, Secretarial Training Machine Shorthand Agnes Adams Fisher, A.A. English, Psychology emma THE FISHER SCHOOL OuiDA C. Montague, S.B. Medical Lectures, Laboratory Techniques LuRA Taylor, Mus.B., M.A. Social Orientation Ruth Wolfe Fuller Speech E. Newton Smith, A.M.E. Director of Student Guidance NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR Mabel Parkes Friswell Personnel Director Personality Development and Employment Guidance (Boston and Sonierville) Hazel F. Wilkins School Secretary ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS With profound gratitude, we, the members of the Senior Class, wish to extend our appreciation to those who so willingly gave up their time to make this, our first Yearbook, a success. We also wish to thank all those who, in any way — directly or indirectly — helped to make the publication of this book possible. emma THE FISHER SCHOOL SCHOOL SONG . . . (Tune: " Battle Hymn of the Republic " ) Fisher means so much to me In oh so many ways Mem ' ries that I ' m making here Will last me all my days. The school itself, the teachers, too. The classmates that I ' ve known I ' ll never find a group like this No matter where I roam. Chorus: And to our school our loyalty Remains through all the years Even while we ' re here And when we follow our careers And though sometimes there have been trials A sunny ray comes through Oh, Fisher means so much to me I know it must to you. Chorus: Oh, the days we spend at Fisher Oh, the days we spend at Fisher Oh, the days we spend at Fisher I enjoy them so. Oh, the days we spend at Fisher Oh, the days we spend at Fisher Oh, the days we spend at Fisher They mean so much to me. — Lyrics Charline Christiansen ■ ft, a 7 emma THE FISHER SCHOOL Annette Burbank Strawberry Hill Dover, Massachusetts " Burs " " A daughter of the Cods, divinely tall, And most divinely fair, " " Burb, " our Class President, is a girl with a cheerful voice and friendly smile sparkling with good-natured humor. One of the reasons why gentlemen prefer blondes — and she ' s as nice as she is pretty. For the past year she has attended to the supply room handling it very capably. Most of her time is taken up with her medical work. Keep smiling, Annette, we know you ' ll get ahead. Class President , Student Council. Mary A. Pavone 168 School Street Waltham, Massachusetts " Those dancing, feet, " Without whom our dances at Fisher would never have been so delicious for Mary is our ever-faithful " cooker-upper " of delicaciis. from a succulent dinner to all sorts of mouih-watering goodies for the dances. Her talents, however, arc many, and among them we must not fail to list dress st ling, decorating, and fancy gift- wrapping. Although we have stressed her artistic abilities, we must add that her secretarial ability is not of sec- ondary consideration. Sorority, Dramatic Club, Student Council, Glee Club (Secretary), fisher Flashes, Yearbook Staff (Chairman of Photography Committee), Vice President of Senior Class. Margaret M. Kelley 209 Plain Street Stoughton, Massachusetts " Marge " " There is fun in everything we meet, " A roar of laughter often discloses the where- abouts of " Marge. " She was usually seen in the midst of a laughing group of students. Always ready with a witty remark she made many friends. As a medical secretarial. " Marge " also looks forward to her future in the medical field. Best of luck, " Marge. ' Sorority, Student Council, Glee Club, Secretary-Treasurer of Senior Class, NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR emma Anna Alba 105 Cummings Avenue Revere, Massachusetts " When things go urong, remember then The happy heart has strength of ten, " " Good things come in small packages. " we ' ve heard it said; and Anna is certainly a nice little package. Petite, quiet, a bit shy, yet she will often come out with the most unexpected remark at an unexpected time. She never gives in to discouragement, but always comes smiling through. Sorority. Glee Club (1). Madeline Rita Attar 18 Glenwood Way Quincy. Massachusetts " Quietly, quickly she ' d n ' bisk them through, Yet u ell indeed each task would do. ' Madeline ' s is an air of unobtrusive competence; so easily would she do a task that you ' d scarcely know she had tackled it — except for an occasional exasperated expostulation. " Ah, sweet mystery of life! ' Her power of tenacity was almost contagious; and often you might hear her say with firmness of tone, " I am going to do this now. Why don ' t you stay, too. ' ' Early in her school career she realized the value of daily attendance at school — the advantage of classes over a downtown movie! Ruth Bailey Ipswich. Massachusetts 24 Manning Street " RUTHIE " " We like her smile — ue like her style " Ruth is noted for her most complete wardrobe. Her taste and neatness are certainly a credit to her. Although she isn ' t the " cut-up " of the class, she is far from being the quietest. Ruth is just a happy medium. Her social activities play an important part in her life, but her studies are not left undone. She has put up with quite a bit of teasing from most of us, but her good disposition kept her on pleasant terms with both teachers and students. Good luck, Ruth, you are a grand sport. Yearbook Staff (.Editorial Committee) . 110 Boylston Street Rosalyn Baker " Ros " Maiden, Massachusetts " In Rosalyn ' s heart there ' ll always be A preference for Terpsichore. " Most of us bend our energies to the things we like best; Rosalyn is no exception. Dancing is truly her forte, unless piano-playing might outrank it; and to these she lent all her in-between time. The early morning, before- school moments were atune with melody from the ballroom; the noontime, " a-jitter ■ with her dance. The perfect job would be, no doubt, a fusion of the two; the less interesting but necessary, secretarial arts; with the more interesting, but less necessary, " fine " arts. Glee Club. THE FISHER SCHOOL Elizabeth Barco 4 Seaver Street Brookline, Massachusetts " Beth " " Her voice was like the rippling brook Her smile like the sun thereon. " A pleasing voice is indeed an asset in life, business or social; and when coupled with personality, a sense of the dramatic, and an appreciation of music both classical and modern, it makes for a well-poised woman. Add to this her perennial cheerfulness and ability to get along with others, and it will be easy to understand why Beth has gathered about her so many friends. Helene Bennett 1459 Beacon Sreet Brookline, Massachusetts " She was sweetness and truth and every grace! " The most respected person in our class, was Mrs. Bennett. No slight cause of envy was her handsome husband. Mrs. Bennett has done very fine work this year. She has made many friends with her pleasing, sweet personality. She is the proud mother of two fine girls, and therefore has the distinction of being the only mother in the class. The whole class wishes you the best of luck, Mrs. Bennett. Nella F. Bowden 733 High Street Bath, Maine " Earth holds no other like to thee, " Nella derives a great deal of pleasure and enjoyment out of life. She is an energetic person, always with a new idea. As President of the Student Council, her second year in school has been a very busy one. She has been a capable and efficient worker and has succeeded in making the year a happy and pleasant one. She is always pleasant and jolly and has a wonderful sense of humor. Good luck, Nella, in whatever you do. Sorority ( Assistant Treasurer ) , Dramatic Club (2) , Student Council ( Presi- dent, 2), Glee Club (1. 2), Fisher Flashes {Editor, 2). Yearbook Staff (Assist- ant Editor ) . Gloria (Hill) Bower 33 Oak Street Milton, Massachusetts " Globy " " Thinking is but an idle thought. " Because of Gloria ' s sweet manner and grand personality, she has made many friends. Throughout this school year, Gloria and Eleanor have been con- stantly together. A friendship like this proves how easily Gloria will get along with others. Gloria has a spirit of optimism which we sincerely feel will be a great aid to that success which we are certain she will attain. NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR Mildred C. Caldwell 22 Irving Street Readville, Massachusetts " Millie " " Ours not to question tihy. Ours but to do or die. " That might be all right for students of pedagogy, but Mildred always wanted to know the whys and wherefores; taking everything literally, she amused all of us with her friendly arguments with the teachers. She did indeed get the most out of every class. Bubbling with good nature, your sunny disposition will assure you a warm welcome wherever you go. Phyllis M. Cameron 26 Birch Road Watertown, Massachusetts ■Phil ' ' ' Her modest answer and graceful air Shou ' her uise and good as she is fair. " A shy grace of manner, a bearing quiet and unassuming so that you would scarcely know she were ther e unless you looked up to find her silent presence. Yet it would be unfair to convey the impression that Phyllis is overly meek — she could " cut up " when one would least expect it. Neatness is the virtue in which she excels always looking as if she had just stepped out of the proverbial band box. Norma C. Campbell 23 Intervale Road East Weymouth, Massachusetts " Cambie " " So unaffected, so composed a mind: So soft, so firm, yet so refined. " From aloofness to gay vivacity — thus the range of Norma ' s tempera- ment. The charm of her sunny disposition is well matched by the color of her hair, and her smile as radiant. The twinkle in her eye and her quick little laugh often mark the finishing touch to a job well done. Her accom- plishments lie not only in personality, but in ability; for she has faced her course with true purpose and finished it in a fashion worthy of commendation. Virginia Ann Cataldo 44 Worsted Street Franklin, Massachusetts " Ginny " " A girl n orth knouing and a friend n orth having. " Here is a Fisher " Susan Be Smooth, " full of pep, vim and vigor, always neat as a pin and " sharp " as one, too. Ginny ' s picture may be on the serious side, but she just wanted to prove she could be. Her zest for fun and humor, along with her very likable personality, has made her one of the most popular Fisherettes. She has served on the Student Council and helped with many school activities, at the same time maintaining good grades. Here ' s wishing you the best of luck in all you undertake. Student Council, Yearbook Staff (Editorial Committee). emma THE FISHER SCHOOL Louise Chase 54 West Street Leominster, Massachusetts " Chip " " Right, faithful, true — in deed and word. " A largeness of spirit, a keen sense of loyalty, a natural ability for leadership and a sterling character serve to rank " Chip " among the highly respected girls in the class. Words of praise add little to her accomplishments — how much she could cram into every hour, and how well! Any expression of appreciation seems inadequate to repay her sincerity and loyalty. Her interests have been varied; her activities, too; she deserves a life of successful fulfillment of her ambitions. Sorority, Student Council (President 1.) 2, Yearbook Stafj (Editorial Com- mittee ) Marjorie Chase 46 Cain Avenue East Weymouth, Massachusetts " What one may within her hide. Though quiet on the outer side. ' Fastidious and poised. Marjorie pursued her studies, cool, calm, and collected, in manner as well as in appearance. Her auburn hair, a seeming halo, crowns her many charms. Among her " outside " activities is roller-skating; Marjorie is a professional on wheels. With tireless patience, Marjorie studied hard and succeeded. Un- doubtedly, she will persevere and succeed in the same manner in her chosen career. Charline Ann Christiansen 102 Beachview Avenue ' Charlee " " Chris " Maiden, Massachusetts " love my teachers, but you know My fun must have a little show, " Popular. ' Absolutely. Smart. ' Surely. Talented. ' Certainly. Par- don us, in our enthusiasm we forgot to introduce " Charlee, " our best all-round girl. She has put much life into our classes, and her sense of humor came in handy when we were inclined to be down-and-out about our studies. Her pleasant smile and friendly disposition have brought her many friends. Her talent lies chiefly in the field of music. " Charlee " has taken an active part in Glee Club and has entertained us greatly with her solos. The cello is another art of Charline ' s. We know you will be a success as a secretary, " Charlee, " and we wish you all the luck in the world. Glee Club (Vice President), Yearbook Staff (Editorial Committee) R. Jean Christopher 93 Nahant Street Wakefield, Massachusetts " JEANNIE " " Quietly she ualked among us like the night. " A calm serenity enshrouds her and prevents those about her from getting very close. In the same quiet way she goes about her work with set purpose and case of execution. She worked afternoons during the school year but still managed to fit into her half day what the rest of us took a whole day to accomplish. Sorority NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR %e S emma AnnMarie Patricia Collins 28 Albion Street " Red " Somerville, Massachusetts " A fid still the wonder gretc That one small head could carry all she knew. " It has often been said that deep love may turn to deep hate. We wonder if that might work in reverse, for AnnMarie vehemently denounces the values of secretarial pursuits. Could this but turn to love for the same. ' ' This dislike has not deterred her from accomplishment, nor served as a cover-up for inability. Quite the contrary, her scholastic achievement has ranked her high in her class: her work is of the finest calibre, neat in appearance and thorough in presentation. Ann M. Corcoran 44 Hall Street Waltham, Massachusetts " Quiet, gay. it may be either, Ann will help you whenever you need her. " Our first impression of Ann led us to believe that she was one of the quiet lasses of the class. However, it did not take us long to learn that Ann not only enjoyed a good joke, but also did her share to liven up a period. Ann was not usually alone. Wherever you saw her, you were more than likely to find Mary and Ruth. She participated in all school affairs both scholastically and socially. Good luck, Ann. Dorothy Elaine Cox 62 Mt. Pleasant Square ' Dottie " " Coxie " Randolph, Massachusetts " Merry and cheery, always gay, Happy to smile and light your way. " Steadfastness and dependability mark her personality; yet this might be a deceptive covering for her friendliness and ability to enjoy the lighter and gayer aspects of school life. Her work is characterized by a resolve ever to move forward, to finish a task thoroughly. Dorothy could both study and play as evidenced in her honor-roll standing and her week-end activities at the Y. M. C. A. Sorority, Dramatic Cl ub. Glee Club {Treasurer) . Letitia E. Cresswell 19 Gladstone Street Letty " Squantum, Massachusetts " Satin tiled with excellent principles And a manner smooth as marble. " Letty will never drift through life because she has definite ideas and is guided by steadfast principles. True to her convictions, she will uphold them despite opposition. Beneath such firmness of character lies a sense of humor and a pleasant style. Her determination of spirit often belied itself in love for debate — she would often start one just for the sake of taking a side and justifying it. Capable of deep and logical thinking, poised in manner, and superior in ability, Letty should find life a road of success. Sorority (Vice President), Dramatic Club, Student Council. Glee Club 1. Fisher Flashes, Yearbook Staff (Art Committee, Chairman) . THE FISHER SCHOOL Jeanne de Falco 610 Adams Street Dorchester, Massachusetts " Thou art ever a favored guest! " Jeanne could keep classes carefree with her own asides. Her ability to make friends was surpassed only by her ability to do any job thoroughly, and certainly with these two assets, she will continue to enjoy as much popularity in the business world as she has here at Fisher. Her favorite play- spot this winter, was the Statler, but she did her share of patriotic work as a hostess in the Stage Door Canteen. Best of luck, Jeanne, and we hope that this year has convinced you that Massachusetts has as much in its favor as has New Jersey. Jeanne Dimmock 100 Hamilton Street Dorchester, Massachusetts " Good humor only teaches charms to last, Still makes new conquests and maintains the past. " " Typical Fisher Girl " is the title which Jeanne ' s classmates aptly conferred upon her. Her distinctive flair for leadership enabled her to successfully fulfill the requirements of her position as acting president of the Student Council. Jeanne ' s " special " duty was to secure an eligible bachelor for each of her classmates at the Service Dances. Although Jeanne is entering the business world as a secretary, she will in a few years, no doubt, emerge as an efficient executive. Student Council ( Vice President ) . Dorothy M. Dixon 16 Newberry Street Quincy, Massachusetts " DOTTIE ' ' The force of her own merit makes her way! " One of our honor students, Dorothy really deserves credit for her honor work this year. Every assignment was always in, and on time. In spite of the fact that she was such a conscientious worker. Dot has a good per- sonality, a friendly disposition, and has made many friends. Her undying perseverance will make her a valuable asset to some harassed business man. Sorority Ruth Duffy 57 West Street Maiden, Massachusetts " Keep going ' til you reach the top, " Upon first acquaintance Ruth seemed to be a timid classmate, but as time passed, she proved to be very spirited. Ruth is an efficient and hard worker. She does not believe in doing things half way. Her conscientious work in whatever she undertakes estab- lishes that idea in everyone ' s mind. Good luck, Ruth. NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR C. Louise England 21 Damien Road Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts " Lou " " After all is said and done, Life must have been made for fun. " A cheerful friendly member of our class is Louise. With her friendly attitude she gets along with everyone. Louise seems to take life easy, and studies never worry her; yet, her work is always well prepared. She is always bubbling over with the details of what happned to her over the week-end or the night before. Good luck, Louise. Nancy R. Everett 177 Edgehill Road Milton, Massachusetts " Nanc " " All giggle, blush, half-pertness, and half pout. " Nancy is one of the few betrothed girls in our class, and she is engaged to a handsome sailor. As a member of the Student Council, Nancy worked hard to smoothly run our many social affairs. She is a merry girl, who finds it difficult to be serious, sometimes to the distress of the teachers. Nancy is sure to find a suitable place in an office where she can laugh to her heart ' s content. Good luck, Nancy. Student Council. Elizabeth L. Fales 10 Elm Street Thomaston, Maine " Betty " " Her nays are ways of pleasantness. " Betty ' s pleasing disposition and good nature are two things on which you can always count. She is an industrious member of our Medical course. Betty is a quiet girl but always willing to help. Her first year was spent at the Somerville school and we are all glad she spent her second one with us. Her smile is pleasant and her manners quiet. With these two important assets, we know she ' ll always get what she wants. Sorority, Glee Club. Dorothy M. Faunce 836 Commercial Street Weymouth Heights, Massachusetts " Dot ' " As lively as a coach ' s pep talk! " When a leader was needed for any project, " Dot " could always be depended upon to fill the position. One who gets the fullest out of living, is the commutor from Weymouth. As a member of the Student Council she helped with the many social affairs that we all enjoyed this year. Without a doubt, " Dot " is one of the most-liked girls in the class. May success in the business world be as gratifying for you as it has been here at school! Student Council, Yearbook Stafj {Advertising Committee) . THE FISHER SCHOOL Claire M. Fernands 16 Roseberry Road Mattapan, Massachusetts " The days of our youth are the days of our gloty. " Claire divides her time between work and play. She is both friendly and pleasant to all her classmates and is ready to greet everyone with a smile. A sweet, petite, and pretty girl, Claire is a staunch supporter of the Stenograph. To those who do not know her, she appears to be rather quiet, but her friends find she is full of fun. Good luck to you, Claire. Dramatic Club. Arline R. Forster Box C Waverley, Massachusetts " Capable of great things. " Arline is a conscientious worker. By assiduous and diligent applica- tion she attained a place among the honor group. While many of her conferees sat around wishing something were done or unhappy because it had to be done, Arline was busy doing it, and doing it well. The gloom of the darkest days paled beside her pleasant disposition and ability to execute with ease. Arline proved to be a very capable treasurer of the Sorority. We wish you the best of luck, Arline. Sorority ( Treasurer ) . Leona G. Frisbee 4 Green Street Thomaston, Maine " Lee " " No belter relation than a prudent and faithful friend. ' ' Leona spent her first year in the Somerville school — it was good to have her spend her second year at Boston with us. She weighs her words and speaks decisively when she has made up her mind. Leona is one of our Maine girls, and spends all her vacations there. She is a true " pal " and is always willing to do anything to help a friend. Wherever you see Leona you will also see Betty. Sorority, Glee Club. Ann Garabedian 315 Harrison Avenue Boston, Massachusetts " shall succeed. " No statement could fit Ann any more precisely. She excels in all her undertakings. We could always tell Ann ' s work by the way in which it was done — always thoroughly and neatly. Ann s ability for scholarly attain- ment with ease resulted in high scholastic standing; her friendly manner in the accumulation of many friends. We are sure that you will make as thorough a job of your life as you made of your Fisher career. Sorority. NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR Elizabeth Goodwin Wachusett Street Leominster. Massachusetts " Every day is a fresh beginning Every day is the world made neu " Like a burst of fresh air Betty came to class each day ready to make it a new one. The things of yesterday had been finished and set aside; today ' s must be done and set beside them, until side by side each day made up the great whole, and the work was finished. Not one of drudgery, however, was her plan, she lightened the strain with a humorous aside, and some fun in between; a kind deed, and a thoughtful word. Mary Frances Halnan 189 Middle Street East Weymouth, Massachusetts " love the play of every day And just to live is joy to me. " A naive little maid! Yes, that would be your first thought; but when you grow to know her, you realize that the sparkle in Mary ' s eye is merely the reflection of a little tinge of deviltry lurking behind her naivete. She can play her little pranks, and then settle back into sober mien, so that you would be sure she couldn ' t have done it — but she did! She adds spice to life; but at the same time, to her studies she lends a keenness of mind and dexterity to be envied. Sorority. Gloria Margaret Kelly 72 Winslow Avenue Norwood, Massachusetts " Glo " " Kel " " Good nature and good friends uere her companions. " Because of her jolly nature, her ability to get along with others, and her pleasing manner. Gloria was liked by all. She was cheerful and happy throughout her classes, always smiling as she passed to her periods of the day. Gloria was always ready to help or furnish assistance to her class- mates. May your climb on the ladder of success be eventful! Glee Club. Winifred Kelly 45 Main Street Foxboro, Massachusetts " Jt4st to be gentle, just to be mild Just to be trustful as a child. " Childlike simplicity is " Winnie ' s " crowning favor, and her eyes that shine with a clearness, sincerity and simplicity lovely in a child, yet more lovely in a grown-up. " Winnie " is our class baby, not because she is babyish in her ways, but rather because she retained throughout her growing years the lovely simplicity of a child — a trait not often found in this world of over- sophistication. THE FISHER SCHOOL Eleanor Patricia Kennedy 45 Cedar Hill Road Holbrook, Massachusetts " El " " Ken " " Serious or gay which e ' er it be, Eleanor ' s always good company. " Eleanor is one of our friendliest classmates. Her jovial manner has won her many friends. She was prominent in student activities and has been present for all our good times. Eleanor ' s homework was on the " must " list, and you would be certain to find her lessons fully prepared for class. Her innocent remarks livened up many a period, and her good nature added to the humor. All our best wishes are with you in your future vocation as secretary, " El. " Elizabeth Paula Keough 77 Wareham Street Middleboro, Massachusetts " Betty " " warrant thee, the time shall not go dully by you. " Beautiful auburn hair is Betty s prize possession, and the envy of all her classmates. She is an attractive girl, with an aura of sophistication about her. Betty journeys in from Middleboro each day, and really enjoys visiting in the " Big City. " Betty managed always to have a good time, and certainly seemed to be enjoying herself to the utmost. May you be as content in the business world, as you have been here in school! Sorority. Elizabeth Ann King 19 Great Road Maynard, Massachusetts " LiBBY " " He who is a friend always has many friends. " Her good nature and sense of humor have made " Libby " a most likable person. Her time was well taken up as president of the Sorority and member of the Student Council. Most of her vacations are spent traveling either to Washington or Cornell. " Murray " is a very lucky fellow. " Libby " is interested in personnel work and with her personality and ability to get along with others we are sure she ' ll make a success of it. Sorority (President), Dramatic Club, Student Council, Glee Club, Yearbook Staff ( Photography Committee ) . Linda Koury 271 Washington Street Quincy, Massachusetts " like work, play, and study, " A persevering, cooperative, and ambitious girl is Linda. Whenever Esked to do anything, she would always assist as much as possible. Linda is a classmate who tries very hard to achieve her goal. Her company has always been enjoyable in classes, and she usually has an answer to all questions. Early in the year Linda learned the hard way — that it is more advisable to attend classes than a motion picture house. NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR emma 226 High Street Christine Lambros ' Chris ' Clinton, Massachusetts " Never give up! There are chances and changes Helping the hopeful a hundred to one. " Our tnost outstanding classmate, without doubt. One by one she would finish her tasks with a finesse which we all respect rather than envy: and with her scholastic superiority, is unassuming, friendly, and ready always for fun. It is a joy to ask her to do anything; no matter how difficult the assignment, " Chris " will smile and answer brightly. " I ' ll try. " She rightly deserves every success which will be hers. Sorority. Dramatic Club. Student Council {Secretary-Treasurer) , Glee Club, Fisher Flashes. Agnes K. Lawson 177 Barre Street Montpelier, Vermont " Strip off your coat, roll up your sleeves Set to u ork. and be sincere. " The little verse fits Agnes very well. She will tackle a job and finish it while the rest of us sit around wondering how it is going to get itself done. At our school functions she has been a perfect hostess, often taking full charge of the refreshments. She approached her work systematically, and accom- plished it punctiliously; in fact, she may have been imposed upon, for when there were things to be done, everyone wanted her to do them, knowing that a task assigned to her was a task well done. Sorority, Fisher Flashes, Yearbook Staff. Joan C. Leahy 55 Sunset Road Somerville, Massachusetts " A companion that is cheerful is worth gold. " A quiet, charming girl who continually enlivened our class with her dry humor, Joan is a member of the Medical Secretarial group. Through speech class we have discovered that her interests are many and varied. Her shy way and elfish grin have made her a pleasant companion. Although quiet she is diligent and has attained recognition as an honor student. Good luck. Joan. Sorority, Glee Club I. Fisher Flashes 1. 9 Clay Street Rosalie E. Lewis ■Ro Cambridge, Massachusetts " Speak gently; it is heller far. " Rosalie and Helen were more or less of a modern " Jonathan and David. " Alike in temperament and bearing, they went along their school way together, quietly getting things done. It was unusual to see either ruffled; yet each could take a definite stand when the opportunity afforded itself. THE FISHER SCHOOL Eleanor E. Light 23 Winter Street Medford, Massachusetts " Ellie " ' " A smile for each — a friend for all. " Eleano r needs no introduction; for with her cheerful " Hi " to all her classmates, her friendliness, and her sweet manner, she has become very popular. She can be counted upon to support all worthy undertakings. Eleanor is sweet and good natured and has contributed much to the fun we have enjoyed at Fisher. A conscientious worker is sure to be successful in the business world. Sorority. Angela Luongo 42 Orient Avenue East Boston, Massachusetts " Angie " " A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. " " Angel " is her nickname, yet she certainly has the " devil " in her eye. Always the life of the party, whether it be a dance or merely " A " class, Angie kept all of our spirits high. Her joviality was an addition to the Sorority of which she was a member. No doubt some office will be made much gayer because of Angle ' s presence. Good luck, Angie. Sorority. Marion C. Lyons 85 Front Street Weymouth, Massachusetts " Genius, that pou er nhich dazzles the mortal eye Is often hut perseverance in disguise. " " Oh, she ' s smart! " would a classmate say when Marion would finish a task with less apparent difficulty, and expenditure of time than the others. True, she is smart; but her smartness lies in the worthy use of her time and the steady serious application to business when there is business to be tended. By adhering to her philosophy, " There ' s a time for work, and a time for play, ' she t;xsted the fullness of school life — an excellent scholar, an excellent skater. Therese Claire Lyons 22 Barrington Road " Terry " Dorchester. Massachusetts " Her laughter has a clearer ring Than all the bubbling of a spring. " A giggle usually announced Terry ' s presence. Her fun-loving nature made her many friends throughout her year at Fisher. Terry ' s main interest was a Marine, and closely following was roller skating. These outside interests naturally kept her pretty busy, but she managed to get her homework done and to attend some of our school dances. We could probably add typing to Terry ' s interests. The fifth floor proved to be a pretty popular place. Good luck, Terry, you have our every wish for a successful future. ■ WliUn-llilMj NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR Thelma MacGillvray 1 1 Academy Road Leominster, Massachusetts " Life is a jest and all things show it. " " MacGill ' s " gentle slaps on the back will long be remembered by the class of ' 44. As everyone ' s buddy, she went through her two years at Fisher in a hare of excitement. No member of the class could compare with Thelma in her capacity for enthusiasm, especially for " outside " activities. Her technical training gained at the hosiptal and " lab " combined with her sense of humor, will make her the bright spot in some doctor ' s office. Thelma ' s home is in Leominster, Massachusetts. She has been, al- though duly, impressed by Boston and is considering taking a permanent position here. Ruth Catherine Mahony 159 Oakley Road Belmont, Massachusetts " Rlthie " " With store of jests and jibes and so, There is no lack of laughter. " Because of her witty remarks, Ruth is a welcome addition to any gathering. Her cheerful manner has made her many friends. No one gets a chance to feel blue when Ruth is around, and her classmates appreciate her jovial manner. Her ability to make friends and keep them will aid her on the road to success. Dramatic Club. Helen Maurodis 12 Sharaf Street New London, Connecticut " Life is a seesaw that goes up and down Goes up and down, goes up and down. " Helen was one among us, but not very much with us. Her manner was quiet and aloof; so much so that we did not get to know her. We watched her from a distance as it were, coming and going from class to class; and admired her quietness of manner, her neatness, and her poise. Eileen Patricia McParlin Pleasant Street Sandwich, Massachusetts " Pat " " Patsey " " The early bird catches the worm. " ■We don ' t know whether it was living proof of the adage: " Early to bed, early to rise; " but we do know that no matter what time we came to school in the morning, Eileen was always there. She seemed to have a special affinity for the Office Machine room, for there she would plug away at a calculator or dictaphone. Whether it was love or just stick-to-itiveness we didn ' t inquire, but we suspect the latter, for who could love machines. ' a 7 emma THE FISHER SCHOOL Phyllis Mendelson 341 Salem Street Maiden, Massachusetts " Phil " " Always ready, always there, Always ready to do her share. " Phyllis and Rosalyn were inseparable chums both in and out of school. " Phil " attended all school activities and still attained high grades in all her classes. Her effort to keep up the morale of our boys in the armed forces by writing letters as often as she could is worthy of mention. Shorthand came as second nature to " Phil; " in vocabulary tests, she was the envy of the class. Lots of luck for a successful future. Phyllis. Glee Club. Adora Mercer 22 Pine Street Bucksport, Maine " Skipper " " A penny for your thoughts. " Adora is a thinker; of what, many of us wonder. Many times she can be seen gazing out of the window towards the river. Maybe she ' s think- ing of her home state, Maine; but whatever it is we are sure it is worth while. Adora has the personality and poise which many of us envy; wherever there is sure to be fun and laughter, Adora is there. We are sure your business career will be a success, Adora, and the best of luck in everything you do. Glee Club. 5 1 Fiske Avenue Elinor Merrill " Daunted by nothing. Ever willing to try. Waltham, Massachusetts Eleanor is a girl with a varied personality. At one time serious, at another, enlightsome moods — always able to adapt her mood to the time. Whenever there is a group of giggling girls gathered in the famous hideout of Room 43, she is more than likely among them; yet, in the classroom she certainly tends strictly to business. She will indeed be a successful secretary. Sorority. Marilyn Milgroom 2 5 Alton Place Brookline, Massachusetts ' haie no doubt that there indeed are many other ways than mine. " The " Portia " of our class, Marilyn loves an argument purely for its own sake. For the most part, her battle cry is " I can ' t " and then she always does. Acting is her chief interest, and she exhibited her talents in a play given by the Dramatic Club of which she is a member. As an executive secretary, Marilyn will succeed, particularly if she is called on to " put over a deal. " Dramatic Club. NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR Barbara June Mills 180 Summer Street South Walpole, Massachusetts " Barbie " " The road ' s a trifle hard ahead What of it! " Days never seem to be too dark for Barbara to see her way clear to the end; nor to help some more discouraged colleague to see that same end. In attacking any problem, school or social, she always exhibits tenacity of purpose which enables her to get everything done in good time, and in excellent form. Sorority (Corresponding Secretary), Student Council. Glee Club, Yearbook Staff {Advertising Manager) . Janet P. Moir 767 Western Avenue Magnolia, Massachusetts " Jan " " Aluays friendly, full of cheer. Faces brighten ivhen janet draws near, " Janet has a sunny smile and a cheery " Hello " for all. Her quiet manner and pleasing personality have made quite a " hit " with us and we are sure they will be a great asset to her in the business world. Janet ' s charm and poise have made us all envious of her ability to make lasting friendships. Such a cooperative and friendly girl will make her own successful way in the future. Sorority. Eleanor L. Murphy 140 Walpole Street Canton, Massachusetts " MURPH " " Swift toward life ' s terminal I trend The run seems short tonight. " Her red hair is deceiving, in that she does not possess the fiery temper that is supposed to accompany it. An earnest worker, she deserves credit for being able to relax and watch many of us struggle towards the end to accomplish everything we should. She is always one step ahead of any task that confronts her. Practical jokers had an easy mark at the beginning of our course here, for Eleanor is the trusting type. But never let it be said that she can be fooled twice. Sorority (Recording Secretary), Student Council. Fisher Flashes (Circulation Manager ) , Yearbook Staff ( Editorial Staff ) . Marian Newcombe 145 Webster Avenue Bangor, Maine " Nu-Nu " " So much to do. so little done As morning breaks on conflicts new. " Marian s endless dry wit seems to be her greatest charm. All the girls who sit next to " Nu-Nu " in class are sure to be kept laughing most of the period. Her smiles and witty remarks never fail to bring an answering smile. A happy, good-natured, and carefree girl is " Nu-Nu " . She never seems to worry about anything — not even an Exam. Good luck, " Nu-Nu. " emma THE FISHER SCHOOL Mayme Nortonen 506 Blossom Street Townsend, Massachusetts " Bonnie " " Beauty is its own excuse for being. " That may be true, and some folks have to depend upon it; but not so with " Bonnie. " She was voted the prettiest girl in the class, but with her pre ttiness goes a sweetness of temperament and diposition which are reflected not only in beauty of countenance, but in beauty of manner. She finished her school work early and went to Virginia with the intention of joining the WAVES after a short vacation. Her mind was changed, however, by a young Lieutenant who brought her back to Boston to put a diamond on her finger. Our best wishes to you both. Sorority (Pledge Captain) . Ruth Elizabeth Ogg 133 Quincy Avenue Oggie ' Dedham, Massachusetts " And li hen you sigh, be like the turtle dove. Who knous no grief, and merely sighs for lore. " A good, all-around girl — good at studies, good at sports, good at socials — Ruth is certainly a young lady with personality. She was chosen Class President in her Junior year, and, incidentally, could make a good campaign speech; was a member of the Student Government, and always served on the committee for any social activity. Lest there be any question as to the preference for the reference initials " MAC " in transcription, it was not for the teacher! Class President 1. Student Council. Sorority. Marjorie O ' Hearn 58 North Bayfield Road North Quincy, Massachusetts " Midge " " Quips and cranks and u anton wiles. Nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles. " Midge, the glass of fashion, possesses that daring air which makes her loads of fun when excitement is needed. In spite of her " devilish " attitude. Midge is as clever with the books as she is in thinking up new ideas to " make hay while the sun shines. " A staunch supporter of sailing, she has high hopes of owning her own little craft. We all know that whenever Midge sets her mind to something, nothing can stop her from reaching her goal. With this ambition, she cannot help but be a success in her future hopes. Loads of luck. Midge, we know you will always find a way. Class Prophet. Quincy, Massachusetts Anna Patriarca 248 Copeland Street " Stand like a rock — and the storm or the battle Little shall harm you, though doing their worst. " Following the steps of her sister, who was graduated last year, Anna is eagerly looking forward to entering the medical field. For those of us who have sacrificed those lengthy fingernails in which we took so much pride before entrance to Fisher Anna has continued to be a miracle; for she has neither had to sacrifice her fingernails, nor her typing ability in accuracy and speed. With a ready smile and a quick come-back, she often added pep to an occasion. NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR %e g emma Agnes T. Phelan 95 " South Street Roslindale, Massachusetts " Carefulness is a belter guide than speech. " Agnes ' efficiency and precision spell " Success. " She has a friendly smile, a good sense of humor — and a cute dimple. A willing and efficient worker, she is a studious adherent to the policy, " Accuracy first. " Most of her spare time is taken up working in a library in her home town. Her ability and determination will make her an excellent secretary. Sorority ( Parliamentarian ) . Jean ( Boothby ) Poor Strong Maine " Jeanie ' " Quietness is the finest armour one can wear. " Jean is a medical student and is genuinely interested in her work at the hospital and laboratory. She possesses a friendly smile and a pleasing personality. She really should become a bookkeeper, as she has had ample experi- ence at the cash register in the cafeteria for the last two years. Jean became Mrs. Poor in May. Congratulations are extended from all of us. Hampden Highlands Beverly Porter " Bev Maine " Laugh and he merry together like brothers akin Guesting an bile in the rooms of a beautiful inn. " Like a blustering Maine breeze Beverly takes charge in a fashion competent and capable. She can " mother " a little flock, take over in the cafeteria at noontime, or lend a little fun to the sobriety of a classroom. At the same time she can put her mind to her work and get it done. Her s is a well-rounded personality — a little pert, but not too pert; lots of fun, but not all fun; tempered with good solidarity. Thelma a. Precourt 21 Parker Road Wakefield, Massachusetts ' The friends thou hast and their adoption tried. Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel. " Thelma is one of the quiet members of our class who has kept her- self pretty well hidden from our inquiring reporters. She and Virginia seem to have much in common, both in and out of school; perhaps that explains their inseparable-friendship. She has wasted no time in idle conversation, or in girlish gossip, but has tended strictly to business and done her work well. THE FISHER SCHOOL Mary Lou Ravey 57 North Winooski Avenue Burlington, Vermont " And if there is sadness or sorrow, Let ' s dream till ue charm it away. " No. Mary is not a dreamer, but rather a charmer. She seems always to be able to soothe away the troubles of a day and scatter the clouds until the sun comes through. Her greatest love is. perhaps, for horses and gladly would she follow them all over the country. Besides the o rdinary abilities (of which Mary ' s is a goodly share) she has considerable talent as an artist. We are indebted to her for the sketches of the staircase and many other draw- ings in this book. Yearbook Staff {Art Committee) . Eleanor Ridgeway 29 Locust Avenue Lexington, Massachusetts " Her eyes are an outtiard sign of all the uarmth within. " Eleanor had a head start on most of us because she came to summer school. She has. therefore, completed all her requirements and ventured forth into the business world. She is considered among her classmates as a good sport and an easy acquaintance. Alway smiling and cheerful, she has become everyone ' s friend. Best of luck to one of our honor girls. Sorority. Harriet Sacks 143 Fairmount Street Dorchester, Massachusetts " Grand to be merry and wise. " Harriet is a happy-go-lucky girl. With a smile and a laugh, she spreads sunshine wherever she is. Quick-witted, she amused us in class as well as out of class. Harriet is gifted artistically and her habitual informal sketches during class have afforded us much amusement. Many thanks to Harriet for her tireless effort in selling war stamps in Room 43. Yearbook Staff {Art Committee) . Betty Schwartz 67 Stewart Street Quincy, Massachusetts " W }o comprehends }is trust and to the same Keeps faithful with a singleness of aim. " A conscientious and good worker is Betty. A girl who doesn ' t believe in starting something and not finishing it. You may be sure that Betty always had her homework done on time and correctly. She is a member of our sorority. Betty and Doris were inseparable friends both in school and out of school. A girl who never gives up is sure to succeed in whatever she under- takes. Sorority. NINETEEN FORTY- FOUR Dorothy Scott 42 Hudson Street Quincy. Massachusetts " Scit " " Glott i»g u ith haste and happiness. " Our class comedian, with her clever strutting and individual per- sonality ' , has kept us laughing for hours. " Scit " was always in the tnidst of any school projects, and was a real worker on the Student Council. Also, she was one of the duo who foretold all of our futures in the class and especially one handsome cadet. We know that no matter where " Scit " takes up a career, she will gain just as many friends as has she here at Fisher. Student Council, Yearbook Staff ( Editorial Committee ) . Class Prophecy. Lois Shaw 451 Lincoln Street Franklin, Massachusetts " Though her lessons she does not shirk. She uisety mixes fun uith work. " LS MFT, LS MFT Lois Shaw — Mean Fisher Topnotcher! (and we are not kidding.) She is anothe r one of Franklin ' s protegees, coming to Fisher in September for the Finishing Secretarial Course. Here Lois received the marks that enabled her to receive a bid for the sorority. Perhaps to those who don ' t know Lois very well she seems rather reserved and quiet, but all who have been acquainted with her in class have found her to be a fun-loving and friendly classmate. Sorority. Ruth J. Shiner 49 Cottage Avenue Winthrop, Massachusetts " This little miss uith eyes of blue. Conveys her friendliness to you. " Golden hair, blue eyes, and a bright smile are all Ruth ' s. A con- genial and friendly person, she makes friends easily and readily. Ruth was determined that she would be out of school June 16. and because of her strong determination, she would come to school Saturday morning once in a while. Ruth has had experience — working for a doctor all year — and we know she is sure to succeed. Doris Elaine Shulman Fowler Street Quincy, Massachusetts " Say, ' I u ' ill. ' and then stick to it — That ' s the otily way to do it. " Doris spent an odd moment every now and then telling herself that she ' d never get through; but that was only " kidding " her innerself; for when she took hold of a thing, she saw it to the end. It was amusing to watch her work herself into a frenzy over a final test, and then into a near breakdown while waiting for it to be corrected; but we knew she would pass — and she always did. In more lightsome vein she would keep the homeroom a-laughing many a morning over her escapades with her Navy men. Sorority. THE FISHER SCHOOL Helen Smith Dixmont Maine " Calm soul of all things! make it mine To feel the city ' s jar. " As a member of the cafeteria staff. Helen has been ready and willing. Quieter than most, she is one of the diligent workers, the type that gives to the smallest task the same fine effort as the largest. Following graduation Helen decided to become a Bostonian, and chose to follow her career here among us. Virginia Soper 14 Elm Street Orland, Maine " Earnest endeai ' or hath its own reward. " Ginny is conscientious and dependable. This year served to prove to Ginny that " lefties " can write shorthand at 120 words a minute in spite of her firm conviction that it was impossible. An accomplished musician, Virginia lightened our lunch hours play- ing any and all request numbers on the piano. More formally, she entertained at numerous school assemblies. Whether you remain in Boston, or return to your home in Maine, good luck, Virginia! Sorority. Glee Club (President) . Mary M. Stygles 65 Oak Street Lexington, Massachusetts " Happy am I, from care I ' m free! Why aren ' t they all content like me ' ? " In school, Mary is easily recognizable by her ready smile. She gives an angelic impression, but there is much deviltry beneath that mild exterior. Although not many of the girls at school realize it, Mary has a good deal of talent as a dancer; it is her private passion. In spite of the dearth of men, Mary always had numerous dates, often brightening our dateless lives with anecdotes of the night before. May you always be as popular, Mary! Arleen Sullivan 6 Benton Street Middleboro, Massachusetts " Sully " " Pupils should be seen and not beard. " Here is a girl with a pleasing personality and friendly manner. Arleen has that quality of shyness, but is most friendly with all her classmates. She goes about school with a smile for all. With her many pleasing qualities, Arleen is sure to go a long way in the business field. Good luck, Arleen. NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR emma 36 Elm Street Miriam L. Swift " Let her great example stand Colossal, seen in every land. Hingham, Massachusetts Miriam is a clever and diligent student and excels in her studies. She is a quiet girl but has a cheery disposition even when asked to do a difficult task. Music is Miriam ' s hobby, and she has entertained at many school affairs, singing and playing the piano. As she always masters anything she attempts, Miriam will no doubt be a success in the business world. Sorority, Glee Club, Yearbook Staff ( Literary Editor ) . Gertrude Helen Townsend Middle Avenue Mexico, Maine " Trudy " " You ' ll see through a heap of trouble If you smile and persevere. " Gertrude ' s is indeed a winning and winsome way: and who could resist her smile. ' It is not a flashing one, but rather would it curl up slowly at the corners of her mouth, and completely disarm you. She can always figure out a situation, and with her own, inimitable, " Hey, kids, listen! " make others see it, too. Virginia Lee Treat 189 Tremont Street Maiden, Massachusetts " GiNNY " " Her voice was ever soft, gentle and slow. " Honor student, efficient secretary, pleasing personality — a delightful combination. Her ability to take dictation, as well as her neat and capable manner, makes her one of the top-ranking girls in the Finishing Secretarial Course. Just keep those pencils sharp, and our good luck handy — you can ' t lose! Lucy J. Vignone 180 Washington Street ■Lu ' Franklin. Massachusetts will. " The more you uill do, the more you may do. " Twas ever thus, Lucy, and you certainly may do much, because you Ever thoughtful of the time and feelings of others, no task has been too great, nor too small, for her to undertake. Most of us would have given up many a time, but to Lucy a task assumed is a task well done. Hers is a rare comingling of ability for extraordinary accomplish- inents with the doing of these in a manner simple and unobtrusive; a disposi- tion kind and considerate, and thoughtful of others. In her skills mental and manual she attained great success, and de- serves great praise. Yearbook Staff (Editor-in-chief) , Fisher Flashes (News Editor), Sorority. emma THE FISHER SCHOOL Marilyn Welsh 226 Billings Street North Quincy, Massachusetts " She walks in beauty tike the night. " Good-looking and well-groomed is Marilyn with never a thing out of place. In spite of Marilyn ' s apparent aloofness, she is, nevertheless, light- hearted and even silly at times. If Marilyn strives for success in an office as diligently as she did in the classroom, she is sure to be successful. Good luck, Marilyn. Sorority. Patricia B. Wiggins 44 Bow Street Lexington, Massachusetts " Pat " " Her air, her manners, none who saw but admired! " Everyone envies Pat her beautiful blonde hair. She is one of the few members of humanity who has that very rare combination of beauty and intelligence, for she is an honor student. Pat is a staunch champion of the stenograph and we are all sure that her nimble fingers will gain her success. Best of luck to you, Pat. Sorority, Muriel Bahner 257 Cabot Street Newtonville, Massachusetts " She would delve into the projonndest task, Always to rise smiling and successful " Brisk and cheerful, she is; yet beneath this flare for fun a mind keen, alert and capable. Muriel ' s energy knows no bounds. It makes little difference whether there is a scholastic task to be assumed, a social activity to be planned and carried out, a maiden in distress to be encouraged, she can turn her hand to anything; superior always in scholastic attainments. Sorority, Student Council, Louise Crooker no Walpole Street Norwood, Massachusetts ' ' There ' s magic in numbers. " Such has ever been the suspicion. The Greeks wrote dissertations upon the magic of numbers, and present-day folk succumb to the spell of " unlucky thirteen " or " lucky seven " or some other magic combination. Louise found her preference in the juggling of many numbers, for she spent her whole time delving into the intricacies of bookkeeping. With quiet ease she would eke out a trial balance while the rest of the class labored on, muddled and furrowed. In the same quiet way she went about us, the object of our envy, and our respect. NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR Ruth L. Davenport 45 Cedar Street Belfast, Maine " Hou- sueetly doth she float upon the wings of silence. " Ruth is a quiet person, yet nothing gets by her, even though she does not go into detail about it. Maybe the reason for this lack of conversation is that her heart and soul are in her beloved Maine. She goes back there every chance she gets and stays as long as she possibly can. That ' s all right, Ruth; keep up the good work. People prick up their ears when you start to talk because they know it is worth while. Josephine Goodwin 66 Lebanon Street " Jo " Melrose, Massachusetts ' Too much concentration weakens the mind. " Jolly, carefree, and witty is " Jo. " She takes life easy in an indepen- dent way (except when it comes to school work — then " Jo " thinks a helping hand a fine idea). Always full of pep and ready to do anything that is suggested, she fairly bubbles over with eagerness when it comes to having fun. " Jo " has been looking for a secretary who will remind her where she leaves her books and supplies. Good luck, " Jo. " Dorothea Hanabury 96 Keith Street Weymouth, Massachusetts " A touch of spring, a bird on wing And now and then a warming smile. " Simple, yet determined; sober and demure — such would be the im- pression you would receive of Dorothea were you to note her only in passing. Upon knowing her further, however, you would find her to be that neat little miss with a quiet way, who knew what she wanted, when she wanted it, and quietly how to get it done. The care and neatness of her appearance was reflected in all her work. Marjorie King 182 Newport Street Arlington, Massachusetts " There is room at the top for the fellow who tries And victory comes at last. " Marjorie s perseverance deserves a particular word of note, for she was forced, because of illness, to leave school during her regular school year. Instead of giving up, she came back and spent this year with us. Although we could not take the place of her own classmates, and we know there must have been times when she was lonesome, we are glad to have had her with us; and we admire her determination to see a thing through. emma THE FISHER SCHOOL Elizabeth O ' Brien High Street Hampton, New Hampshire " Libbie " " Don ' t worry till the time comes. " Quiet, reserved, and friendly is " Libbie. " Although " Libbie " seems quiet to most of us, her closest friends will say that she is as noisy as the rest. When the 2:25 bell rings, you can look out of the front window and see her already at the Arlington Street Station. How she gets there so fast, we haven ' t been able to figure out. Best wishes, " Libbie. " Barbara Regan 119 Babson Street Mattapan, Massachusetts " BOBBV " " Heart on her lips, and soul iiilhin her eyes. Soft as her chime, and sunny as her skies. " We wish that we had the fortune of being a " Regan " when we see " Bobby ' s " dark hair and sunny blue eyes. " Bobby " really has a great deal of fun in her own quaint way. Nothing seems to bother; each day holds its share of fun and good times. Some of the teachers are prone to frown on her at times, but everything is worked out in the end. Keep that twinkle in your eyes, and the world will smile with you. Jean Washburn Attleboro Massachusetts " Live for something, have a purpose And that purpose keep in view. " Jean is a girl of excellent principles, firm in purpose, logical in plan, and thorough in accomplishment. Stately and dignified in bearing, yet neither staid nor stiff; careful and meticulous in her dress as in her work; skillful and scholarly in her scholastic attainments; she should easily be recognized as a true private secretary by any employer. We hope that she will realize her yen to fly with the Airlines. emma THE FISHER SCHOOL CLASS DAY June 16, 1944 Myron C. Fisher, Jr, Master of Ceremonies Processional — led by Class President Annette Burbank Class Gifts Virginia Cataldo Jeanne Dimmock Opening Address San ford L. Fisher Class Prophecy Marjorie O ' Hearn Jeanne de Falco Dorothy Scott Barbara Regan Moonlight in Grenada Glee Club Class History Letitia Cresswell Virginia Soper A Medley of English Selections Charline Christiansen Class Poem Thelma MacGillvray Class Will Charline Christiansen Presentation of Class " Bests " Mary Pavone Gifts to the Faculty Jeanne Dimmock Junior Skits . Mary Wotten Patricia Churchley Closing Address Albert L. Fisher Recessional Student Body NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR emma Class Officers Prcs dent Annette Burbank Vice-President Secretary -Treasurer Mary Pavone Margaret Kelley CLASS COLORS Blue and Silver CLASS FLOWER Rose CLASS MOTTO " Give to the world the best you have, And the best will come back to you. " COMMENCEMENT DAY HONORS Gold Key Awards Ruth Miriam Duffy Agnes T. Phelan Miriam L. Swift Silver Key Awards Norma Christine Campbell Marion Catherine Lyons Louise Ann Chase Barbara June Mills Letitia Elizabeth Cresswell Eleanor Jane Ridgeway Arline Ruth Forster Betty Schwartz Ann Garabedian Virginia M. Soper Christine Lambros Lucy Vignone CLASS DAY HONORS History — Letitia Cresswell Prophecy — Marjorie O ' Hearn Virginia Soper Jeanne de Falco Gifts — Jeanne Dimmock Barbara Regan Virginia Cataldo Dorothy Scott Will — Charline Christiansen Poem — Thelma MacGillvray e 7 emma THE FISHER SCHOOL CLASS HISTORY LITTLE did we realize as we first entered the solemn portals of 118 Beacon Street that we were embarking upon an adventure that would shape the destiny of our whole lives. Probably we were more interested in the lovely hanging staircase and the quiet beauty of the furnishings. Then, too, we were anxious to see who our fellow class- mates were going to be; and so we watched each girl who entered, waiting for a friendly nod or a familiar face. The seniors were in control of the situation and ushered us to our rooms, asked us our names, and other- wise tried to make us feel as if we belonged. None of us will forget the first time we lifted up our desk covers to look at the books and supplies contained therein — Shorthand, Bookkeeping, English, Math, and Penman- ship, and still others, like Commercial Law and Word Study. Perhaps the only one we could greet as an old friend was the Web- ster ' s Dictionary. The others were entirely strange. We cautiously pulled out a small red one named GREGG SHORTHAND and perused its pages. They were covered with hieroglyphics that we laughed over and described as " that little Curly-Q " and " a circle with a tail inside. " Thus began our first day at Fisher. It was not long before such words as " speed tests, " " tabulations, " " rough drafts, " and " perfect lines, " came into our vocabu- lary. We tried, sometimes in vain, to make our fingers coordinate so that we could copy from our typing books and be able to take from our typewriter at the end of our effort what might be called a reasonable facsimile. As we came to the end of the errorless page and typed an " h " for an " n, " we muttered under our breath, tore the paper from its place in the machine, and grimly started again. Yes, if we had never " cussed " before, we certainly had good reason to now. One day our name appeared upon the bulletin board accompanying a notice which told us that as of Monday, December 1, we were to report to the library for Filing. And we just muttered some more and said, " Isn ' t that foolish! Any moron can file. " We were acquainted with little collapsible green boxes and sets of cards. Much to our surprise, we found that Filing was an intricate subject and that there was a lot to learn just as there was in Typing. Those of us who were in the Bookkeep- ing class, walked up and down the long stair- way with large, bulky books called " College Accounting " and large heavy paper packets on which was written, " J. C. Allen, Attorney at Law. " Our hands were marked with ink from our recent tangles with the cashbook and the ledger, and our conversation was marked by such phrases as, " If pigs come in, debit pigs. " We began to take an interest in J. C. ' s affairs and we felt that he was spoiling his son as it seemed that every time we went to make an entry, we sent the son another check for $100. We debated over how the boy could be squandering so much money. Finally, we closed the door of J. C. Allen and began a new career as Insurance Agents. Here began a new tussle with such things as Cost of Sales, and the complicated Work Sheet. Still we endured. " A " class! It was the goal at which we had been aiming since the first day we had opened a Shorthand book. When we groaned over the hardships of " C " and " B " class, there was always some experienced fatalist NINETEEN FORTY- FOUR a 7 emma CLASS HISTORY (Continued) around to warn, " If you think that ' s bad, just wait till you get to ' A ' class. " Ah, " A " class! That group of superior, supreme, paramount, pre-eminent, foremost, unrivalled, notable, and remarkable shorthand writers! At last, we were to be admitted to their hallowed halls, after having successfully completed " B " class and one " 55. " There was one dis- advantage. We were to come to class attired in the style of dress appropriate for an executive secretary. Some mornings when we overslept or discovered that our last pair of rayons was still wet from its hasty wash- ing the night before, it was a gruelling task to put forth the appearance of a perfect secretary. Thus came the formation of the society known as the " Back-Seat Gang " where chronic offenders could usually suc- cessfully hide their stockingless limbs clad in bobby-sox and loafers. One dark and dreary morning we arose a half an hour earlier, scrambled into our clothes, speedily ate some breakfast, and rushed off to school so that we could be there at 8:30, completely prepared to capture on our pads, in shorthand, the first barrage of words which would comprise our 25-Letter Test. Only a few had been chosen to experi- ence this great event. We were one of the lucky ones. We should have been elated, but we weren ' t. We blamed our clammy hands and the cold sweat on our brows on the early morning dew. How excited we were when we heard we passed. Some day we will laugh about those mornings when we hastily ran down Beacon Street, dashed up the steps, and hurriedly made our way to the time clock, punched in, but alas, our efforts were to no avail, for there in a bright condemning red were the figures, " 9:05. " Thus our year wore on. We studied how to improve our personalities and how to dress and act on an interview. Our desks became littered with NEWSWEEKS — we sat in dread as the tests on our Current Event reading passed down the aisle to us, and we silently wished that we had stayed in and studied the night before instead of going to the local movie to see " Swoon-boy " Sinatra. Not to be outranked by our studies were the frequent social events of our school: After the first two or three weeks we were all decidedly happy in our new surroundings; so it was necessary to hold elections for Class Officers and Student Council Repre- sentatives. The elections were held with the usual amount of campaigning and with very satisfactory results. Probably the next important thing was the forming of the Glee Club which made its debut at graduation in October. Early in the year the out-of-town and home-residence girls were taken on a shop- ping tour downtown. What fun we had visiting the big department stores and ending up in the " Salad Bowl " for tea! In October we all went to the theatre to see " Kiss and Tell. " We were now looking forward to Thanksgiving and a short vacation. No sooner had we returned from that rest than we began to look joyfully ahead to the Christmas Holidays and our two weeks ' vacation. As a fitting prelude to the " holy season " the Glee Club put on a Christmas Pageant — a religious and awe-inspiring spectacle; as a finishing touch the students with lighted candles sang Carols on the stairway. During the early spring we had heated discussions concerning the subject of a June graduation. The yearbook idea come into being and preparations for pictures, write- ups, etc. began to take form. Our social life continued with Sorority meetings and initiations. Pledge Week is one of those never-to-be-forgotten events for most of us as we recall the girls coming to school in one low and one high-heeled shoe, their clothes on backwards, and their hair neatly (?) up in back and down on the sides. However, the Sorority has its more serious moments and we were all inspired by its high ideals and spirit of sisterhood. emma THE FISHER SCHOOL CLASS HISTORY {Continued) The ballroom became a lovely back- ground for our latest " date " dress as we glided around the room in the arms of one of the many servicemen who attend our dances. We proudly brought our mothers to the Tea and showed them our school; and they, too, were duly impressed by its grandeur. Of course, we can ' t forget our night at " Pops. " We all came dressed in our " Sunday best " and no one will ever forget the thrill of hearing " Holiday for Strings " played by the Boston Symphony, the peer of all or- chestras. " All play and no work makes Johnny a dull boy, " says the old proverb, and in the midst of all this the faculty had decided that we were getting a little out of control so they were busily composing a " Book of Rules " which, when finally handed out to each girl, caused a great deal of talk, laments, and wishes for Mr. Sanford ' s return. Terms such as " Cuts, " " Demerits, " and " Proper ' A Class ' attire, " were constantly on the lips of the members of the student body. Before we realized what was happening, the first of June had arrived and the mad scramble was on, for every girl ' s ambition was to return to this school after June 16 only as a visitor. Twenty and twenty-five-letter tests were being taken, and points were being added and readded in a vain attempt to procure the ever-coveted five hundred. The machine and typing rooms were turned into regular bee hives of suddenly energetic girls. Mr. Myron was practically at his wit ' s end trying to keep everyone satisfied and quiet. Miss Macdonald was giving her " pep talks " more frequently now, and hardly a day went by without some girl being called over the loud- speaker to come down and retype a letter taken in executive dictation from Mr. Albert. The last few days of school proved to be rather a strain on the nervous systems of everyone, but we managed to get through them somehow, and the happy school year was climaxed by Class Day at school on Friday, the Prom at the Parker House on Saturday, and the picnic at Nantasket on Monday. As we realize that days at Fisher are ended a certain sadness creeps over us. In our haste to get things done, we hardly realized that our time here was so short. We shall ever be indebted to the Fishers for their inspiring leadership and generosity, and to the faculty for their patience and justness. And we shall remember the Fisher School, not only as a place of learning, but as a second " home " where we spent some of the happiest days we have ever experi- enced. — Historians Letitia Cresswell Virginia Soper THE CLASS WILL We, the class of ' 44 Leave for all the world in store This most profound document Of our last will and testament. To The Teachers: Mr. M. C: We leave our appreciation and thanks for his interest in our behalf. Mr. Sanford: regrets that we haven ' t the personality plus that he has. Mr. Myron: a tin sailboat so he " tin " sail the seven seas for the Swiss Navy. Mr. Albert: next year ' s students poised and fearless, immune to break- downs during executive-dictation sittings. Mrs. Sanford Fisher: one place in the building that she can call her own. Miss Macdonald: an automatic light-putter-outer plus a new waste paper basket minus dents. Mrs. Fritz: a homeroom class as noiseless as this year ' s. Mrs. Plante: a supper deluxe staff for the FISHER FLASHES. Mr. Carty: a signpost, so that next year ' s students can " See what I ' m driving at? " Miss Friswell: a season ticket to all musical affairs held in the vicinity of Boston. Miss Taylor: the beauty of the building since she is the only one who can truly appreciate it. Mrs. Fuller: a new speech class — well-versed in the art of talking in class — therefore quite ready to take the floor without outlines, without notes and without nervous gestures. Mr. Smith: a robot secretary so that he can have it at his beck and call whenever he needs someone for his office. Mrs. Wilkins: a return-trip ticket from Italy. Mrs. Jennings: an inexhaustible supply of apples for her delicious pies. The Applebys: compliments on their up-keep of the school. Bequests Of Seniors: Jeanne Dimmock leaves phone numbers along with the " line, " to the chairman of the man-hunt committee. Jean Boothby leaves us still surprised — Mrs. James Poore! Dotty Cox wills her super smile to an Ipana ad. Nancy Everett leaves us for a " Ray " of sunshine. Jo Goodwin leaves singing " Mairzy Doats. " Ruth Bailey wills a formula for a bottle of leg make-up which fills in between the toes. Marion Newcomb, alias " Nunu, " leaves an automatic coke-decapper. Gertrude Townsend wills her saying, " Hey, kids, listen! " to anyone who will. Letty Cresswell leaves her desire to be one jump ahead of the rest to an ambitious, aspiring junior. Marilyn Milgroom, whom we are sure will advance in leaps and bounds, her willingness to take the path of least resistance. Kelly, Kennedy and Keough leave us the example of " The Three Musketeers. " Ruth Mahoney and Ann Marie Collins leave their genial dispositions, to all who are burdened with scholastic worries. Nella Bowden, the " reforming spirit of ' 44, " wills her enthusiasm and interest in school affairs to anyone who can equal it. CLASS WILL {Continued) Baker and Mendelson will a dilapidated recorder plus three worn rec- ords to future jitterbuggers. Helen Smith wills us a book on " How to pass a Sixty in Ten Easy Minutes. " Ruth Shiner leaves us beaming. Bobby Regan wills an extra hour in the day in order to do catching up. Dotty Scott wills us a " Neversharp Razor " because she certainly " took it on the shin. " Mary Lou Ravey, and Jeanne de Falco leave us well-tanned. Lois Shaw wills her skates to anyone who can do the " Continental. " We wish " Moir " and more that Janet wouldn ' t leave us. Midge O ' Hearn leaves her wardrobe to a coming Fisher " Mademoiselle. " Mary Stygles leaves her stretched loafers to anyone who won ' t scuff around in ' em. Ruth Davenport wills her quietness to the fourth-period type class, which sometimes does the unexpected. Eleanor Ridgeway leaves us for the U. S. O. (Blame her?) Terry Lyons wills her newly patented sneeze-silencer. Phyllis Cameron leaves her sweetness to the sugar shortage. Pat Wiggin, Dot Dixon, Norma Campbell and Dotty Faunce leave us convinced that " hair is a crowning glory. " Lucy Vignone leaves us flabbergasted from her speed tests. Mildred Caldwell wills her colored glasses to Maude Brown. Ginney Cataldo leaves her sunny disposition to the business of the Good Humor Man. We doubt if Shulman and Schwartz care to will their intense interest in the Armed Forces. Agnes Phelan, Miriam Swift, and Barbara Mills leave us envious of their scholastic rating. Bonnie Nortonen and Marilyn Welsh leave all the peaches and cream in America jealous of their complexions. Chris Lambros left — and shucks we miss her! Harriet Sacks leaves the resolution nevermore to gripe. (?) Joan Leahy leaves her ability to apply her dry humor to her speeches in speech class. Arline Forster her position as an efficient future secretary. Anna Alba wills her quiet winning manner to Frannie Johnson. Leona Frisbee leaves with the hope that another Fisherette will carry on her Maine accent. Rosalie Lewis and Helen Maurodis the strong silent types leave the charm and poise that got them out of difficult spots. Ann Garabedian leaves her highly successful shorthand method to a capable Gregg fan. Anna Patriarca debutante of the 1944-45 season wills her prescription for glamour. Now that she has become a celebrity in Washington, Agnes Lawson leaves her autograph. Jean Christopher leaves as quietly as she came. " Oggie " leaves reluctantly all the soldiers and gobs whom she charmed with her tenacious personality. Mary Hainan leaves that unique manner she possesses to cover up her devilish pranks. Virginia Soper leaves proving a left-handed person can write 120 words a minute. Virginia Treat and Thelma Precourt leave their inseparable companion- ship to Mary Shea and Jean Williams. Ann Corcoran wills a return trip ticket from New York, ' cause when she gets there, she doesn ' t want to come home. Gloria Hill left with no question in our minds about third finger, left hand. Marge leaves an unsettled feud with Mr. Myron. CLASS WILL {Continued) One we hope won ' t leave us in the dark is Eleanor Light. Thelma MacGillvray leaves the courage plus aim that must have been needed in the attempt to dampen Annette Burbank ' s spirit. Eileen McParlin leaves the alarm clock that got her up for school so early. We Adore a Mercer, so don ' t leave us. Jean Washburn left us realizing that when she spoke, she said something. Winnie Kelly wills her title as " Baby of her class " to the next infant. We wish Beth Barco could will us the handsome man she was in the class play. Eleanor Merrill leaves us as merri ly as she came. Betty Fales wills to her unfortunate successor the headaches and back- aches of the lower locker. Madeline Attar and Linda Koury will a book they ' ve recently printed entitled " Skipping School Doesn ' t Pay If You Get Caught. " Louise England wills us all an invitation to visit Pittsburgh, The Iron and Smoky City. Eleanor Murphy left us ahead of the game and we know she ' ll be happy as long as she has something to gripe about. Betty Goodwin left us her friendly smile and winning personality. Mary Pavone, leaves to those in need, the Pavone Success Course on how to keep slim. Angle Luongo wills her repertoire of cowboy songs to the cafeteria so they can have dinner music. Beverly Porter left us her jovial attitude to keep us all in good spirits. Ruth Duffy wills her knack for producing neat work to Billie Heywood and we trust she will carry it through. Annette Burbank leaves the supply store but not the profanity that goes with it. Marjorie Chase leaves to all redheads her yen to wear red so that they, too, may stand " drooling " in front of shop windows. Libby King leaves the presidency of the Sorority to Pat Churchley and the advice to all aspirants to do the first year ' s work the first year. Marjorie King leaves her Charley horse, and the mantle in 43 so that another victim will be able to take her dictation without too much discomfort. Louise Chase leaves all that time — we don ' t know where she found it — to finish " A " class requirements in four months ahead of time, to take up the stenograph, to work in the cafeteria and always to be ready to help — to those people who don ' t have time for anything. Louise Crooker leaves her ouija board to those who wonder what they will be doing a year from now. Muriel Bahner leaves a perfected machine which won ' t pile up letters at the end of a line in speed tests. Elizabeth O ' Brien leaves the vitamin pills that she must have had in order to enable her to leave school at 2:25 and be at Arlington Station at 2:26. Arleen Sullivan leaves her accumulated office practice and typing budgets to the salvage drive. Mrs. Bennett leaves us all hoping that we shall be as young and charming when we have been married for thirteen years. Claire Fernands — leaves memories of the days when you could stay out of school as often as you wished, to those who went to school before the " Cut System. " I, Charline Christiansen, will my humble apologies to any omitted from this testament and my thanks to those who contributed inside " info. " In testimony whereof we hereunto set our hands and in the presence of witnesss do declare this to be our last will this sixteenth day of June in the year One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Forty-four. President Annette Burbank Vice-President Mary Pavone — Charline Christiansen The g dM 4MMy THE FISHER SCHCX)L CynvHu CLASS PROPHECY 5ce»t— CHARLES RIVER HOTEL Off «o»— CLASS REUNION OF ' 44 Time — 1954 HE spacious lobby of the Charles River Hotel is buzzing with new arrivals. The celebration is the tenth anniversary of the 1944 class of The Fisher School. As I step up to register, I am pleasantly surprised to note that there are ninety-nine names in the guest book — the exact number of Fisher graduates in 1944. As 1 watch the crowd milling about, checking baggage, ascending elevators, and effusively greeting one another, I behold that most glamorous of all creatures, Bonnie Nortonen, recent Academy Award Winner, elbowing her way through the admiring throng. Beside her is Libby King, a connois- seur in the art of making friends, who has just recently completed a sequel to " How To Win Friends and Influence People. " Talking to them is Jean Boothby Poor giving the high lights of domestic life, and frantically trying to keep sight of Jimmy and Jean, Jr. Due to the general hubbub, my head begins to pound, so I saunter into the hotel drug store. To my surprise, pharmacist mate third-class Lettie Cresswell is in attendance at the drug counter. On a nearby stool. Dr. Jeanne de Falco, as usual, is just finishing a chocolate-mint sundae. Jeanne told me that she is waiting for Professor Dorothy Scott, who has to finish giving her week ly Hygiene Lecture at MIT. While we are engaged in this bit of bantering, Claire Fernands joins us, a bit fatigued after her tiring trip from her Finn mansion in Scituate. Making my way back to the lobby, I notice that it has been vacated in favor of the dining room. Apparently, transportation facilities from Middleboro are still inade- quate as I see Betty Keough and Arleen Sullivan hastily rushing past me to register. Ruth Ogg, the charming hostess, approaches me and leads me to my reserved seat. The program is just getting underway. After a welcoming speech by Nella Bowden, the Master of Ceremonies, Virginia Soper and her orchestra, featuring Rosalyn Baker at the piano, and Charline Christiansen, soloist, lead the group singing our class song, THE FISHERETTES. Next Ruth Mahoney, who has made a career out of her natural wit, amuses us with a dialogue from her weekly radio program. Louise Chase who is her regular announcer assists her in this act. Food now takes our entire consideration; the menu has been prepared by Marion New- combe, who is supplementing Mrs. Jennings in the school cafeteria. The dessert having been devoured, the entertainment proceeds. Mary Stygles and Ann Corcoran, cementing relations between the two Americas, put on an exhibition of the latest South American dances, recruiting new students for their dance studio. All those who are impressed are requested to sign up with their competent business manager, Ruth Shiner. An inter- ruption comes as Angle Luongo, night page of the hotel, wanders through the audience paging Dr. Marge Kelly, now a reputable physician. At a desk in the corner. Court Reporters, Ann Garabedian and Chris Lambros, are busily jotting down the minutes of this con- vention. Ruth Davenport, spokesman of the con- vention, announces that dancing will be held in the Esplanade Ballroom. The Alumnae adjourns to the ballroom. After the dancing is well under way, I notice a group gathering in one corner. Making my way through the throng, I am not surprised to note that it is Phyllis Mendelson gracefully " cutting a rug. " NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR e y%emma CLASS PROPHECY {Continued) Suddenly that dance ends. Upon the clearing of the floor I see a girl clad in a shimmering satin gown, walking majestically among the tables. Closer inspection reveals Midge O ' Hearn who is now fashion editor of VOGUE. I watch her as she joins spinster Jeanne Dimmock who is still uttering the same cry, " Gigie. " Seated with Jeanne is Bobby Regan, on a short respite from the White House, where she is filling Eleanor ' s shoes. At the next table is Lucy Vignone, now a married woman, with her little six- year-old daughter who is the world ' s Junior Typewriting Champion, her record being 112 words a minute. Wandering into the lobby, I decide to renew old acquaintances. My attention is immediately attracted to the modernistic murals that adorn the walls. I am informed that they were painted by the internationally famous artist, Harriet Sacks. Annette Burbank, the equestrienne and society matron, rushes over and invites me to her horse show at Strawberry Hill. Annette, when not on a bronco, entertains lavishly at her estate. She tells us that her loyal Fisher friend, Mary Pavone, is now a ballerina with the Ballet Russe. To my right is the hotel beauty parlor which is cooperatively owned by Louise Eng- land, Nancy Everett, Janet Moir, Eleanor Merrill and Dorothy Dixon, who are busily fixing each other ' s hair. Impatiently wait- ing for attention is Pat Wiggins who wants to look her best for her Navy husband who is expected home. Next door to this establish- ment is the Barco-Milgroom Florist Shoppe which does a flourishing business; Beth im- ports the flowers from her native Florida, and Marilyn arranges them with her French artistic touch. Emerging from the florist shoppe, I see Linda Koury and Madeline Attar, chief members of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, who are still trying to con- vince the world at large that Quincy is a Boom Town. A line is now forming at one end of the lobby; so I go over to investigate its cause. Its source is the doorway to the Schwartz- Shulman Date Bureau; Bette and Doris are now making a business of lending their numerous dates to their more unfortunate friends. At the head of the line, we notice Thelma MacGillvray and Anna Patriarca who are regular patrons of the concern. Ascending in the elevator to the Mez- zanine, I sit down and talk to Gloria Hill Bower who shows me the toothpaste ad of Powers Model, Virginia Cataldo, in tha magazine she is reading. Presently, Beverly Porter, the flustered manager of the hotel, scurries through the Mezzanine inquiring if everything is going well. She stops to dis- cuss with Eleanor Ridgeway the details of the USO Reunion of which Eleanor is sponsor. After the excitement of the day, I go to the desk, get my key, and retire to my room. Silence settles over the hotel as everyone, exhausted from the events of the day, drops off to sleep. It seems as if I have just dropped off to sleep when I am rudely awakened by a strange whir. Upon investigating this odd sound, I see Lois Shaw and Therese Lyons, in brief costumes, enthusiastically practicing intricate maneuvers on roller skates. Now thoroughly awake, I glance at the clock and see that it is time for the morning exercises of the convention. Suddenly the door opens and in bursts Josephine Goodwin, efficient secretary of the Lucky Strike Cigar- ette Company, frantically searching for a hat to match her costume. After she finds one to her satisfaction, I continue to dress. On the elevator I bump into Agnes Phe- lan, deeply engrossed in Miriam Swift ' s new- est literary work. Agnes is contemplating adding this novel to the Congressional Library of which she is custodian. As I step off the elevator, Muriel Bahner, Principal of the Brookline High School, joins me and we proceed to the Main Hall, where we await the opening of the morning session. We all stand as Ambassador Barbara Mills enters with her secretary, Joan Leahy. A short debate on the respective qualities of the states of Maine. New Hampshire, and Vermont, follows. As representatives of Maine, Adora Mercer, Louise Crooker and Gertrude Townsend give a short dissertation on the GROWTH OF CIVILIZATION IN MAINE DURING THE LAST DECADE. Libby O ' Brien emphasizes her native state of New Hampshire, THE PLAYGROUND OF THE NATION, of which Hampton Beach is no minor consideration. Overcome by her own convictions, Betty Goodwin spontane- ously jumps up and adds her bit about the skiing features of her lodge in North Conway. As a staunch defender of Vermont, Mary Lou Ravey heatedly proclaims that without Ver- mont the nation would go hungry! As each girl is very eloquent in the defense of her own state, we are convinced that New Eng- land as a whole is without equal. Everyone is beginning to fidget in her seat; so, as a welcome diversion, Dorothy e 7 emma THE FISHER SCHOOL CLASS PROPHECY {Continued) Cox, Eleanor Light, and AnnMarie Collins, physical directors of the National YWCA, lead the audience in brief calisthenics. The girls from the Back Yard of Braintree: Norma Campbell, Marjorie Chase, Mary Hal- nan, Marion Lyons and Dorothy Faunce easily outshine the rest of us. Their co- operatively owned business of Clam Digging keeps them in perfect physical condition. The conclusion of this drill is followed by the entrance of a bell hop, Dorothea Hanbury, who announces that a man by the name of Bennett, is waiting anxiously for his wife, Mrs. Helene Bennett, the proud mother of two young ladies. Helene is the most perfect mother of our class. Virginia Treat, of the Society For Pre- vention of Cruelty to Dumb Animals, fran- tically strives to gain the attention of the audience, as she has an important announce- ment to make. With tears in her eyes, she tells us of the plight of the poor little pigeons in the Boston Common who are slowly starving to death, for they have not eaten for ten years. Everyone is deeply moved, and as Mildred Caldwell, Thelma Precourt and Jean Christopher, her worthy associates in this humane movement, pass through the audience with bushel baskets, the contributions of peanuts are overwhelm- ing. In spite of her usual calmness wealthy matron Ruth Bailey, attired in a suit by Lewis and a chapeau by Maurodis, is affected by this touching demonstration and con- tributes lavishly. This touching scene is harshly inter- rupted by a piercing ring of the fire-alarm. The congregation rushes to the lobby in time to witness Dr. Eileen McParlin, noted phy- sical therapist, with Gloria Kelly of DuBarry and Kelly, Inc., Success Course, " a mere shadow of her former self, " suspended from her shoulder. Marilyn Welsh appears on the scene wearing a bright red rain coat and carrying a fire-hose, the stream of which she sprays liberally upon us to make us fire- proof. As a director of the National Red Cross, Marilyn is always ready to meet any emergency. I receive the shock of a lifetime when I behold Phyllis Cameron, the most notable speaker of ' 44, arise and in a piercing voice, command all to file singly down the stairs. Phyllis, the Senator from Massachu- setts, is known as a famous orator in Con- gress. In a secluded corner of the corridor, I behold Marjorie King, leading a trio of women consisting of Arline Forster, Agnes Lawson, and Winifred Kelley in a stirring chorus of that tender piece, " Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. " Marjorie is a prominent radio star and receives much fan mail. I hasten to a nearby window and there before my startled gaze are the figures of Anna Alba and Ruth Duffy clinging to sheets which they have attached to their bed posts to be used as ropes. Anna, an experienced para- chute jumper, drops neatly into the firemen ' s net, while Ruth, notwithstanding her position as Professor of Logic at Fisher University, for once " misses the point " and is saved only by the timely arrival of Betty Fales ' husband who catches Ruth in his ten-gallon hat. Betty is running a Dude Ranch now since she mar- ried a Westerner upon her graduation. The most heart-breaking episode of this great tragedy is the loss of Helen Smith ' s parrot, " Jonsie, " which has won at least thirty-five blue ribbons in the annual bird show. Always a lover of nature, Helen has taken under her wing all our little feathered friends and has provided a permanent home for many of them on her estate. Upon removing ourselves from the burn- ing hotel with not one lost among us, we are invited to the Eleanor Restaurant, which is run jointly by Eleanor Kennedy and Eleanor Murphy. Transportation is provided for by the Washburn-Frisbee Bus Lines, a company founded by two of our own Fisher Girls. The food at the Eleanor Restaurant is superb, and our spirits are revived by a concert given by the Fisher Glee Club. Thus, the story which began in such a festive manner is ended, and all that remains of my tale will be found in the charred ruins of the Charles River Hotel. — Prophets Marjorie O ' Hearn Jeanne de Falco Barbara Regan Dorothy Scott NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR %e g emma Class Poem As our life at Fisher ends, And friends each take their road. The thought of leaving seems to press Upon our hearts, and grow and grow. For many months we ' ve done our best We ' ve toiled and labored and met the test. The girls we ' ve known, the friends we ' ve found, Will attain the goals for which they ' re bound. With tear-dimmed eyes we ' ll reminisce. Of Fisher School and those we ' ll miss. That happy day in years ahead, The winding stairs, we hope to tread. Nevermore we ' ll hear the echo, Sounding through the spacious hall, Of cheerful voices, happy laughter, Then a quiet covers all. — Poet Thelma MacGillvray NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR 7 emma Remember? . , . Mr. M. C. ' s newspapers for penmanship class. Mr. Sanford ' s wetting his fingers before writing on the blackboard. Mrs. Fritz ' s " hubby, " oranges and war savings stamps. Mr. Myron ' s: " 5 — 75, double space; and, no faster than you can type evenly and accurately. " Or, " that reminds me of a story. " Mr. Carty and " See what I ' m driving at; " or, " All ' s you have to do is! " Miss Macdonald and " pick up your dolls and dishes, little dears. " Mrs. Plante and an occasional slip of the tongue for emphasis. Miss Friswell and her first-hand acquaintance with the " services. " Mrs. Wilkins, " Why are you late? " Ruth Davenport when she said — " Damn it, I ' m late. " When all things were dated — BB (Before Barry). When Nella Bowden walked into assembly hall at the opportune moment with a child of six in tow. When we had too many men for the number of girls at the dances. Mary Wotton taking off the Psychology class as Mrs. Fisher. When Marge Kelley was busy with the Marines. The trio of Patriarca-Maurodis-Lewis. Angle, her giggle and her noise. D. Dixon, Louise England, Elinor Merrill, etc. — eternally fixing their hair over the washroom sink. The " Horrible Parade " of initiation week. Beverly Porter — our Sweater Girl. Four flights of stairs. Our jiving cook, Mary Pavone. The babbling Christine Lambros. Lois Shaw and her roller skating. The week-end trip that Annette Burbank didn ' t take to Buffalo. Mary Stygles, " I ' d do anything for himl " Lucy Vignone typing — 112. Our trip to Nantasket — the faculty on roller skates! On? or under! The little girl who had the little curl that hung right down her forehead — ■ Dotty Faunce. Ann Corcoran — chewing gum. Thelma MacGillvray sprinkling Annette Burbank — in the marble foyer, no less. Harriet Sacks — " Am I a neurotic? " Josephine Goodwin leaving her possessions all over the building. Ruth Ogg — " nailing " men! Rosalyn and Phyllis. The Book of Rules — Cuts and Demerits — and how we longed for Mr. Sanford ' s return! ACTIVITIES JUNIOR CLASS MARY WOTTON— President MAUDE BROWN— Vice President AUDREY JEVNE— Sec.-Treas. STUDENT COUNCIL Social and disciplinary in the scope of its duties, the Student Council may well be proud of its year of successful service to the School. During these changing times the Council has risen to emergencies splendidly. It supervised our social activities, including dances and teas. It collected money for the Red Cross and Community Fund Drive, and organized groups of girls to give blood to the American Red Cross. The members of the Council initiated and supervised the plans for Class Day and for our Senior Promenade at the Parker House Roof. If anything altruistic or unselfish had to be done, it could safely be assumed that the Student Council was near, ready to offer its help. The officers were: NELLA BOWDEN, President JEANNE DIMMOCK, Vice-President CHRISTINE LAMBROS, Secretary-Treasurer LOUISE CHASE, Ex-Officio The School wishes to acknowledge with sincere thanks the gift of the Student Council, a donation to start a Library Fund. THE GLEE CLUB The Fisher School Glee Club was organized in September under the direction of Miss Mabel Friswell. At one of the fa ' st meetings the following officers were elected: President, VIRGINIA SOPER Vice-President, CHARLINE CHRISTIANSEN Secretary, MARY PAVONE Treasurer, DOROTHY COX After only two weeks of practice the Glee Club made its first public appear- ance in October at Graduation which was held at Emmanuel Church. Clothed in choir robes, and seated within the Sanctuary, they presented a fitting background at this dignified and solemn occasion. Their rendition of anthems was no less fitting; in fact, it was superb, and faculty and student body were justly proud of them. Religious in spirit and beautiful in performance was the Christmas Pageant which they rendered just before school closed for the Christmas Holidays. A tribute to the hallowed spell which the presentation cast upon the audience was the awed silence which fell upon them as soon as the Glee Club appeared; and that same, almost sacred, isilence remained all during the scenes. On one occasion they entertained the Regis College Guild in Boston where they were duly appreciated. Throughout the year they sang at the School Assemblies, at the Mothers ' Tea, and at Class Day. The members join as one in looking back upon a happy and successful year, and in expressing to Miss Friswell their gratitude for her guidance and inspiration. Y. W. C. A. School is not all books and study. No, indeed. Once each week, on Monday afternoon, during the second semester thirty girls hied over to the Y. W. C. A. for two hours of athletic sport. The first hour was spent in playing games — badminton, basketball, table tennis, etc.; in exercises and gymnastics. The second hour was devoted to swimming. There was a chance for all, beginners or professionals. You could paddle around leisurely up to your knees; or you could be bolder and wade in over your head; or you could even give a true demonstration of water-dog techniques, diving, swimming, floating to your heart ' s content. Although there was no roller skating at the " Y, " many of the girls became quite adept at the art and went regularly to their nearby rinks. We really had some skating artists. THE FISHER SCHOOL SORORITY This year Gamma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Iota started in the spring with the pledging of new members. Pledge week was an event which will not be forgotten. The girls came to school wearing their clothes backwards and their hair either up in back and down in front or in twenty pigtails with twenty bows. When this week was over, the new pledges were made full-fledged members of Alpha Iota, and enjoyed a chicken dinner at the Myles Standish Hotel. Later in the spring, the girls of Gamma Sigma joined with the girls of Zeta Nu and the alumnae for dinner at Steuben ' s Restaurant. The following day installation of alumnae ofl ' icers and a tea was held at the Boston school. Our guest was Miss Clara Erb, Regional Councilor. The last meeting of Gamma Sigma was held in June with a picnic at Waverly Oaks at which time next year ' s officers were announced. WAR SAVINGS COMMITTEE Full cooperation of the student body was given to this committee which has been successful in selling our quota of war stamps and bonds during the year. Each Wednesday was " Stamp Day " and the captains in each classroom would go about busily extracting their classmates ' last dime, quarter, dollar, or thousand-dollar check — we did have one purchase of a thousand-dollar bond in our career! Credit is certainly due to the committee and its director, MRS. MARION FRITZ. The captains were: Room 31— EILEEN SUTHERLAND Room 41— ARLINE FORSTER Room 33— DOROTHY COX Room 43— HARRIET SACKS emma THE FISHER SCHOOL ALUMNAE IN THE ARMED SERVICES (Boston) BETTY ANDREW ' 41 EUNICE BECKMAN ' 41 PEGGY CALLAHAN ex ' 41 VIOLET CROWDER ' 39 MARGARET DILLON ex ' 41 CORINNE DELERY ex ' 41 HARRIET HATHAWAY ex ' 44 ELEANOR LANE ' 43 JUNE LANGILL ' 43 SUE BULFINCH ' 42 Waves Sp KATHLEEN LEAHY ' 40 MARION McCarthy ' 43 DOROTHY McPARTLAND ' 39 BARBARA McCAULEY ' 41 MARY McCURDY ' 39 AGNES McDonald ' 42 ELAINE RAY ex ' 41 CLAIRE THOMAS ex ' 41 ADELE WASILEWSKI ' 41 ANN WILSON ' 43 ars MURIEL DAGGETT ' 40 LILLY DWYER ' 40 MURIEL TURNER ex ' 43 Marines Wacs DOROTHY BATES ' 42 MARJORIE CARRAHER ex ' 41 BETTY KING ' 43 MADELINE McKENNEY ' 41 RITA MOHAN ' 43 EDITH WHITE ' 41 ELEANOR ARNOLD ex ' 42 MARY BAIRD ' 41 ELAINE BAYER ' 41 JEAN GORDON ex ' 40 JANE SULLIVAN (Air Wacs) ELIZABETH RUSSO ' 42 •41 Waves HELEN COLGATE ' 41 HAZEL VAN PUTTEN ELEANOR RILEY ' 41 THERESA TOMEO ' 42 41 (Somerville) sp ars LILLIAN BLAKENEY ' 41 ROSE D ' AMICO ' 38 HELENOR McDONAGH ' 38 ELEANOR NYBERG ' 43 LILLIAN QUINN ' 40 Wacs JEAN CHANDLER ' 41 PATRICIA FELL ' 38 MARGARET MARTIN ' 42 ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION The Alumnae as an organized association is of fairly recent growth — in the last two years it has grown enthusiastically. It has a membership of over six hundred. The purpose of the Association is mostly social — keeping together those who have enjoyed their school time. Its calendar plans for a meeting every two months one of a social nature. In the fall the Alumnae acted as hostesses at the Reception to the graduates on their Graduation night; at Christmas time, a Christmas Par ty with " grabs, " carols, and refreshments; in the spring, a night at " Pops. " An innovation this year has been the publication of a paper of newsy tidbits and interesting items, " Fisher Flashes, Alumnae Edition. " This paper was scheduled to come out as a quarterly, but once in a while an " extra " has been issued. The Alumnae was pleased, and a little thrilled, to present to the School this year a considerable sum of money, the profit from its night at " Pops, " to start a fund for furnishing an Alumnae Room in the new Dormitory. What could be a more fitting place for the School to say, " Thank you, " sincerely and gratefully! emma THE FISHER SCHOOL FISHER MEDICAL ASSOCIATION The newly organized Fisher Medical Association had its initial meeting at The School on Friday, June 2. The objectives of the Association are not purely social, but members will benefit from experiences related in discussions; and it will prove of value in locating positions for members and future medical students. All girls who have completed one semester in the Medical Course are eligible for membership. Meetings are to be held every three months. At the first meeting the following officers were elected: ANNETTE BURBANK, President ANNA WHITE, Vice-President After the organization of the Association the Class of 1943 told about their positions and the work they are doing. Pfc. Betty King was here on furlough and told of her experiences with the Marines at Camp LeJeune. The Association numbers twenty-three from the Classes of 1943 and 1944. Somerville School a 7 emma THE FISHER SCHOOL Albert L. Fisher, B.S. Ed. Director NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR FACULTY Florence Andrew Locke, B.S., Ed.M. Shorthand, Typewriting English, Speech LiLA Davis Whiting Shorthand Secretarial Training Rebecca Kimbal Carter School Secretary, Office Machines, Filing emma THE FISHER SCHOOL Somerville School STAFF Editor-in-chief Sally Hazeltine Literary Editor Literary Adviser Blanche Manderson Mrs. Florence Locke EDITORIAL COMMITTEE Evelyn Mahoney Rita Kaloyanides Mary Langford Elsa Payonzeck ARTICLES Mary Marshall — Glee Club — Audrey Bernardi Lorraine Weinz — History Mildred Taylor — Sorority Pauline Presnal — Activities — Louise Breen Blanche Manderson — Prophecy ADVERTISING COMMITTEE ART COMMITTEE Marguerite MacPartland Rita Kaloyanides Lorraine Duffy Polly Presnal Barbara Connors Photographic Editor Mary Martin NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR Audrey Bernardi 2 Bowdoin Street Medford, Massachusetts " AUDIE " Medford High School A contagious laugh — friendly manner — even disposition — no wonder " Audie " is considered our " best natured. " What would we do without her Ford? " Audie s ' willing cooperation has been there when an emergency was to be met. She should go far in the world of business. Glee Cliib. Clora Bucci 64 Wareham Street Medford, Massachusetts Medford High School Sparkling black eyes — effervescent manner — always on the go — fast-moving Clora kept us all on our toes. " Good morning. The Fisher School. May I help you. ' " — that is the way Clora said it. We shall never forget her refreshing humor and yet courteous manner. Many were the times she stepped in to help out with a hard job. Clora was truly one of our best-liked, all-around girls. Sorority (President) , Glee Club. Shirley Cann 7 Sixth Street Medford, Massachusetts " Shirl " Rochester, Neif Hampshire We often wondered what great thoughts were back of " Shirl ' s " quiet and serious exterior. She had a wonderful smile when it showed. How many times have we listened to " Shirl " tell about her younger sisters and their escapades. Petite, red-haired — Shirley hopes to make her mark in the book- keeping world. We know she will. Glee Club. 227 Highland Avenue Marjorie Carter Somerville, Massachusetts " Margie " Somerville High School Blonde and fun-loving — " Margie " loves to roller skate — a skillful little maid on skates, too. Now she has put her skates away for the duration — she is a WAC. Her calm, serene attitude and her spirit of cooperation should help her to achieve success in whatever she undertakes. Glee Club. THE FISHER SCHOOL Barbara Connors 124 Whitney Road Medford, Massachusetts " Barb " Medford High School Our best " all-round " girl — full of fun — never a dull moment when " Barb " was around. Full of energy, " Barb " could be found during any lunch period searching for a partner to jitterbug. She could do almost any step if she could take off her shoes. Sorority ( Vice-President ) . Lorraine Duffy 4 Oakland Park Medford. Massachusetts " Lorry " Medford High School Dark-haired — attractive — fun-loving " Lorry " — also, one of our best students. Her natural ability and quick thinking will help her to be an ideal secretary. We shall never forget " Lorry " and " Barb " — then we did have wit at its best. Sorority. Dorothy Ford 11 -A Walnut Street Somerville, Massachusetts " Dotty " Someri ille High School " Dotty " was one of the most popular girls in our school — our very best student; she was in school for one purpose — to work — and everybody knew it. Dancing was her hobby. " Dotty " was always courteous, kind, gracious, and cooperative. We know she will go far. Sorority ( Historian ) . Rosaline J. Green 203 Spring Street Dexter, Maine " Rose " N. H. Fay High School Rose always had a wondering audience — " those tall tales. " Life just couldn ' t be dull with " Rose " around. Operations, scarlet fever, and minor cuts and bruises helped to make her life interesting. Someday she will fly — she is a pilot. Glee Cliih. NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR emma Dora Kaloyanides 1 1 Ware Street Somerville, Massachusetts " Sport " Somerville High School A petite, young lady with a lovely personality. She was our Beatrice Fairfax; her advice mended many a broken heart. Where did she get her wisdom — from her constant reading or from the movies. ' A competent, per- sistent worker, Dora ' s road to success is already paved. Rita Kaloyanides 1 1 Ware Street Somerville, Massachusetts •Kal Somerville High School With a twinkle and a sparkle in her eye, and a flow of words that literally swept you off your feet — that was our Rita. The famous Jitter-bug champion of The Fisher School and Russian basso profundo of the Glee Club, she has given us many a pleasant hour. And could she type!! Whew — her fingers kept pace with her tongue. " Kal " was our tonic when our spirits were low. We envy the office where she will work. Glee Club, Sorority. Alice A. Littlefield 122 Plymouth Road Maiden, Massachusetts " Al " Maiden High School A beautiful smile — and a gracious manner — very quiet was our Alice — efficiency is the word for her. Alice was an excellent student — attentive to detail, thorough, accurate, and always willing to do a little extra. With these qualifications, we !-hall surely hear from " Al. " Sorority. Mary Marshall 3 Middle Street Stoneham, Massachusetts " Marsh " St. Patrick ' s High School Tall, slim, quiet, Mary had the possibilities of being an excellent secretary, but she was more interested in joining the armed forces. Mary ' s hobbies were dancing and bowling. We hope she gets into the Navy. Glee Club. %e g emma THE FISHER SCHOOL Mary Martin 1 1 Lexington Street Charlestown, Massachusetts " Marty " Mount St. Joseph Academy, Brighton That sunny smilel Those merry eyes — our choice for the ideal receptionist. Mary radiates happiness and good will, and what fun we always had with her around. " Marty " was not only an enjoyable companion, but also a good student. Her determination and willingness to work hard are priceless assets for her future life. Sorority. Marguerite McPartland 69 Oxford Street Somerville, Massachusetts " Maggie " Somerville High School Marguerite can do almost anything; she knits, she cooks, she sketches, and she even makes her own clothes! " Maggie ' s " work in school was of the best. Her initiative and energy combined with her very charming personality will assure her a successful career. Sorority ( Treasurer ) . MaryLouise Perry 14 Winthrop Road Arlington, Massachusetts " Marylou " Arlington High School Light-hearted, gay, happy — all the sweetness you could desire. Fun, laughs, jokes, and a good time — " Marylou " loved them. She was a con- scientious student who worked hard. Her pleasant nature and willingness to work will gain her success in any project she undertakes. Sorority [Social Secretary). Pauline Presnal South Street Rockport, Massachusetts " Polly " New Bedjord High School Gracious and charming — " Polly " was our most respected girl. Be- sides being a good student, she was an artist. She was practical and versatile. Sweet " Polly " was our idea of a real lady; she never complained, she never sulked, and she never became angry; she was always smiling, agreeable, polite, and cooperative. Sorority (Chaplain) , Glee Club (President) . NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR emma Olga Stotik 25 Warren Street Cambridge, Massachusetts " TOVARICH " Cambridge High and Latin School Quiet and unassuming — studious and ready — Olga is everyone ' s friend. She was one of our most sensible and practical girls. She had determination, persistence, and the ability to work hard and stick to a job until it was done. Sorority, Glee Club. Mildred Taylor 3 Thurston Street Somerville, Massachusetts " Millie " Somerville High School Above all things " Millie " liked to have a good time — a good time all the time. Her enigmatic air puzzled us all. " Millie " has a determination that will assist her in whatever she undertakes. Sorority. Lorraine Weinz U Kilsyth Road Medford, Massachusetts " Lorry " Hampton High School, Hampton, N. H. Lorraine — capable and charming — will we ever forget her " Greet- ings. " " Lorry " was an extremely popular girl. She was one of our best students — thorough, careful, accurate, neat, dependable, and conscientious. Exceedingly fortunate is the office which gets " Lorry " for a stenographer. Sorority. Louise Breen 144 Holland Street Somerville, Massachusetts " Lou " Somerville High School A good-natured, capable, and practical young lady and a diligent student — Louise was always ready and willing " to lend a hand " and she did it with a smile. Her dependability, her cooperative spirit, and her sense of responsibility will make her a fine business woman. emma THE FISHER SCHOOL Mary Colbert 86 Ossipee Road Somerville, Massachusetts " COLBV " St. Clement ' s High School " A jolly good fellow and nobody can deny. " Persistence was her second nature — nothing could stop her. " Colby ' s " innumerable typing tests finally resulted in a " 65. " Oh glorious day! Happy-go-lucky " Colby " will bring all the fun and cheer any office needs. Jacqueline Frost . 07 Summer Street Somerville, Massachusetts " Jackie " Somerville High School A very petite miss — " Jackie " is the name — but she could assume re- sponsibility and be very practical. " Jackie " became our most accurate typist. Elsa Payonzeck 14 Orchard Terrace Arlington, Massachusetts " Elsie " Arlington High School Quiet and helpful — pleasant of voice, " Elsie " was ever ready to oblige. Her determination to succeed and her fine spirit of cooperation will always help her to go far. Alyce Sweet East Holden Maine " Al ■ Higgitts Classical Institute Sweet is her name and sweet is her nature — a truly lovely girl — her couretsy, intelligence, and attractiveness brought her many friends. The Gregg gold pin was " Al ' s ' reward for her beautiful shorthand. NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR emma CLASS HISTORY HE year was 1943, the month September — " Miss Weinz, this is Alice Sweet. She ' ll take you upstairs and introduce you to the rest of the gi rls. " Thus started our training at The Fisher School. Although our group was small, it was friendly and sociable. Our " Get Acquainted Party " was our first social event and we discovered a variety of talent. From then on we never lacked in entertainment. One of the outstanding social affairs was our visit to the Plymouth Theater to see " Kiss and Tell. " Shortly before Christmas we were honored to be the hostesses to the members of the Alumnae. Music by the glee club and a color film provided an interesting and varied entertainment. In between all our social events the noon times at the piano and phonograph will long linger in our memories. Do you remember the groan that went up when we heard, " Whose turn is it to take down the bottles ! ! ! — Come to think of it, did Marguerite ever have her turn? Remember the day Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Champagne came to the school and tried to give us an idea of how to dance the right way? Was it Dot Ford he had his eye on for his partner in the Samba? We have an opportunity to try our new dance steps at a dance given for the men in service in the ballroom of our school. By the way — who was the chairman of that " Man Committee " and where did she hide all the men??? Up to this time we had been gradually losing members of our class to the world of business. Mary Colbert was first to leave us for her new position in the world. Alice Littlefield, Clora Bucci, Jackie Frost, Dorothy Ford and Dora Kaloyanides followed. From all appearances they are enjoying their new place in society. Our most recent group entertainment was Fisher night at Symphony Pops. We all enjoyed the music and consumed great amounts of punch and pretzels. Now we are all looking forward to our final gathering, the formal dance at the Parker House. It is almost " all over; " but we ' ll always keep a place in our hearts for the friends we made here at school and the fun we have had together. Thus the class of ' 44 closes another chapter in the history of The Fisher School. — Lorraine Weinz y%emma THE FISHER SCHOOL CLASS WILL Audrey Bernardi — we will her Ford to all male occupants who need transportation to Fisher dances in the future. Louise Breen leaves all the good food at Steuben ' s to future Sorority parties. We will the lovely glance of Clora Bucci to anyone who feels she can rightfully inherit it. Marjorie Carter ' s ability to roller skate — we will this to a future Fisher WAC. To Shirley Cann, we reverse the process, and will " Richie " to her. Mary Colbert ' s love of " cokes " we will to a future Fisher Freshie. Barbara Conner ' s ability to " take it " we will to an incoming student, and Donald. Lorraine Duffy ' s ability to blush we will to any sweet girl graduate. Rose Green ' s " men " and love of flying, we will to Uncle Sam — he will get them anyway. Dora Kaloyanides " famous " movie " list to all those who have not time to see all the movies, but who MUST keep up to date on the very latest trend in movie- land. Rita Kaloyanides ' nimble jitterbug dancing feet — we will to any good specialty dance group. Marguerite MacPartland ' s famous " man committee " telephone list to the future incumbent of the Dance Committee. Mary Martin ' s jokes we will, without rancor, to any magazine who will entertain the idea of publication. Mary Marshall ' s ability to quietly succeed we will to all incoming Freshies, in the fond hope they profit by it. Elsa Payonzeck ' s helping hands we will to the world of business. Pauline Presnal ' s ability to ride more than once on the Nantasket Roller Coaster, we will to all who are less stable. Olga Stotik ' s ability to get things done whether " easy " or " hard " we will to those who are less efficient. Mildred Taylor ' s ability to get along with people to Dale Carnegie, author of " How to Win Friends and Influence People. " The ability to roller skate and dance with equal perfection upheld in 1944 by Lorraine Weinz, we will to anyone in the class of 1945, who exhibits similar aptitude. Dorothy Ford ' s calm, efficient and lady-like manner to all future Fisher graduates. We will the Merchant Marines not TO but FROM Jackie Frost back to the Barracks. We will the State of Maine to its booster — Alice Sweet. " A soft answer turneth away wrath " — our perfect example, Alice Littlefield — let us not will it away, but try to emulate it day by day. As a Class, the Class of 1944, we will to all incoming students the privilege we know they will enjoy as students of FISHER. We will to the school our undying loyalty, cooperation, and service forever. To our faculty we express our sincere appreciation for a year which could not have been successful without their understanding, patience and skills, and we will to them the hope that every class may feel the same spirit of lovaltv and devotion to them, as do we, the Class of ' 44. NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR %e g emma NOVEMBER 4, 1943, saw the beginning of a year of happy social entertain- ments for the girls of The Fisher School in Somerville. On that date with the girls from the Boston school, we witnessed a matinee performance of the theater production " Kiss and Tell. " For an enjoyable two hours we laughed at the trials and tribulations of Corliss Archer and her boy friend, Dexter. This was the first legitimate theater perform- ance some of the girls had ever seen, and we could not have chosen a better introductory play. Later in the month came our Thanks- giving assembly conducted by Mr. Sanford Fisher. As is always the custom, the girls filled a gift basket which was sent to a needy family in Somerville. The feeling that we had given someone else a happy Thanksgiv- ing made us appreciate our own even more. Our Christmas celebration was in the form of an Alumnae Party. One evening, a week before Christmas, the school held open house for the alumnae. We were entertained by a short color film entitled, " South of the Border. " In keeping with the spirit of the season, the Glee Club sang several Christmas carols. The evening closed with the serving of refreshments by the hostesses. As the annual Christmas project, the girls contributed clothes and toys for the children at the New England Home for Little Wanderers. When we were assured by the Home that the gifts were a great addition to the children ' s Christmas, we fully understood the meaning of " " Tis better to give than to receive. " Early in April came the annual Senior Tea. The girls of the senior classes of the high schools surrounding Somerville were our guests. An exhibition of ballroom danc- ing by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Champagne was the highlight of the day. On April 15, we held our first dance of the year. Emmett O ' Brien provided the music; members of the Armed Forces, our partners. Ping-pong threatened to outdo dancing in popularity. Our typing room was magically turned into a pleasant, candle-lit canteen where home-made cakes and cookies were served with an improved form of that old standby " Fisher Punch. " In spite of the heavy rain on that evening, those present had a good time. The first event of a very busy May was the Mothers ' Tea. On this occasion we were entertained by Mrs. Locke, whose hilarious readings never fail to delight us. Songs by the Glee Club, and several solos by the director of the club. Miss Friswell, followed. The daughters then escorted their mothers to the lower hall where refreshments were waiting to be shared. The 13th of May found us again enter- taining the service men. On this occasion we were favored with more agreeable weather and an even larger group of dancers to swing and sway to the music of Chappie Arnold ' s band. For those who were lacking in the art of Terpsichore there were ping- pong tables and miniature bowling alleys. Varied entertainment, soft music, and deli- cious food made the affair a complete success. We joined with the girls of the Boston school again for an evening of entertainment at the " Pops ' concert, on Thursday, May 18. Along with the alumnae, we " had the floor, " and from our tables we had an excellent view of the orchestra and its conductor, Arthur Fiedler. On June 1, the girls, under the direction of Mrs. Locke, visited the New England Home for Little Wanderers. Miss Giles, a social worker at the Home, related briefly its history and then conducted us through the building. The class day luncheon on June 15 of- ficially closed this busy year. On that festive occasion we held our formal closing exer- cises for the year; a year we shall never forget, 1944. — Pauline Presnal Louise Breen emma THE FISHER SCHOOL THE GLEE CLUB Truly " On Wings of Song " the Glee Club had a most successful year. Every other Wednesday noon, when Miss Friswell came over we really had a good rehearsal, and almost every noon we held small group " sings " which were also happy moments for all of us. Our first appearance was at the Thanksgiving Assembly when we sang several selections, including " The Prayer of Thanksgiving. " At Christmas we pre- sented a program of carols and anthems for the Alumnae meeting which was a great success. The alumni said " We never had anything like that. " The long purple robes which the girls wore added to the prevailing Christmas spirit. We provided the music at the Mother ' s Tea in April, and Miss Friswell, our director, sang in her charming manner a group of songs, accompanied by Miss Manderson. We closed our year by singing the lovely " Nightfall in Granada, " on class day, and as the last notes died away, each girl regretted that the end had come. We know that our pleasant associations in glee club and the joy we have had in singing together came from the inspiration and expert leadership of our director, who certainly proved to us that " singing is fun. " President— PAULINE PRESNAL Secretary— ROSE GREEN Treasurer— SALLY HAZELTINE Pianist— MARY LANGFORD Ass ' t Pianist— BLANCHE MANDERSON NINETEEN FORTY- FOUR Hie g emma ALPHA IOTA SORORITY Zeta Nu Chapter " Study to show thyself approved. " WITH the initiation of eleven pledges, the 1944 season of Zeta Nu got under way on January 28. The officers of the Gamma Sigma Chapter of the Boston school conducted the ceremony with the assistance of some of our own members. We all gathered in the Eighteenth Century ballroom of the Beacon Street school for a Valentine ' s Day dance. " Waxed platters " provided the music, the Navy furnished the men. An " Improve the Figure " week found us all bowling and roller skating with vim and vigor. The idea was such a success it was voted to continue the practice. The week end of May 21, the two chapters were hostesses to Miss Clara Erb, the National Regional Councilor, at a dinner party at Steuben ' s on Saturday eve- ning. The following day a tea was held at the Boston school at which time Miss Erb installed the officers of the Alumnae Chapter. We met for the last time on June 20 to induct active members of the sorority into the Alumnae Chapter. MRS. REBECCA K. CARTER, Sponsor MRS. CAROL A. LANDRY, Ass ' t Sponsor President, CLORA BUCCI Treasurer, MARGUERITE McPARTLAND Vice-President, BARBARA CONNORS Historian, DOROTHY FORD Social Secretary, MARYLOUISE PERRY Recording Secretary, MARY MARTIN Chaplain, PAULINE PRESNAL NINETEEN FORTY-FOUR emma THINGS WE SHALL NEVER FORGET Mr. Carty ' s beautiful TIES and his remember, " Pigs is pigs. " Having our pictures taken for the first year book. How scared we were at the first glee club concert — and how calm Miss Friswell was. Mrs. Locke ' s references to " my husband. " Our " dress for the interview " in Personality Development. The noon rush to the kitchen, and Mary Langford ' s " hot dogs. " The rain, rain, RAIN, on the night of our first dance. The wonderful luncheon Mrs. Albert Fisher cooked for us on Class Day. The interest and consideration the faculty and administration gave to us from day to day. Mr. Sanford ' s famous " fall " after a wonderful exhibition on roller skates — the ability of Miss Macdonald and Miss Friswell to get around the rink, not forgetting Mr. Myron ' s skill. The Fisher School Spirit which is ours and which we shall always cherish. Her " little darlings, " we sit in a row. Our eyes and faces have lost their glow. What has caused this air of gloom. ' " No talking in the typing room! " If we must visit, " chitter and chatter, " Why to her should this thing matter? Why this tyrannical manner assume.- ' " No talking in the typing room! " Our tasks are hard and not very brief. But still we never find relief. For when we whisper or hum a tune, " No talking in the typing room! " When finally we are laid to rest. And have journeyed to — I ' ll skip the rest. What words will greet us to seal our doom. ' " No talking in the typing room! " A POEM To Mrs. Locke — Blanche Manderson THE FISHER SCHOOL JUNIORS SALLY HAZELTINE — Our Editor-in-Chief — Sally has the rare art of doing things quietly and well — possessed of these qualities, we believe Sally will go far. BLANCHE MANDERSON — The " Smooth Susan " of our class — accomplished pianist — Well liked among students and faculty — Blanche is well worth knowing. MARY LANGFORD — A girl whose merry laughter is always heard ringing through the school in appreciation of some joke — Mary helps everyone keep in the best EVELYN MAHONEY— Evie ' s the quiet and help ful kind we all like— Laughter and common sense is a rare combination. THERESA BERAULT — Even though it was impossible for Theresa to complete her year at The Fisher School, we cannot forget her charming smile and energetic personality. Theresa was also president of the Glee Club. MARY DIX (Mrs.) — Mary came to us from Framingham Normal School, but the Navy succeeded in winning her away from us. CAMILLE JANNINI — Camille will always be remembered for her participation in the Glee Club. She sang a solo, " O, Holy Night, " at the Christmas assembly. of humor. VIRGINIA JANNINI — After Virginia left, we certainly missed her sense of humor and her merry laughter. emma THE FISHER SCHOOL STAFF LUCY VIGNONE, Editor-in-chief NELLA BOWDEN, Asiociate Editor MIRIAM SWIFT, Literary Editor EDITORIAL COMMITTEE VIRGINIA CATALDO MARJORIE O HEARN CHARLINE CHRISTIANSEN DOROTHY SCOTT LOUISE CHASE RUTH BAILEY ELEANOR MURPHY PATRICIA WIGGINS ART COMMITTEE ADVERTISING COMMITTEE MARY LOU RAVEY, Chairman BARBARA MILLS. Chairman LETITIA CRESSWELL DOROTHY FAUNCE HARRIET SACKS PHOTOGRAPHY COMMITTEE MARY PAVONE, Chairman ELIZABETH KING ROBERTA MACDONALD, Literary Adviser MABEL FRISWELL. Class Adviser CHRISTMAS PAGEANT " Hark! Hark! my soul, angelic songs are sii elling. 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