Fisher College - Beacon Yearbook (Boston, MA)

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Photography PURDY S, 160 Tremont Street Boston, Mass, Tt e 1945 Our Story ' ' ' ' ... A saga of memories — The mo- ments, the people, the places, the things, the smiles and the tears, the hours of work, and the hours of play — All these pass in fond recollection as we stand on the threshold of departure, and with a firm handclasp gripped in farewell, we say: Good-bye to the school and winding stair. To the windy rooftop and the beauty there. To each corner, each room so familiar and dear. To the culture, the marble, the splendor here. Good-bye to the Fishers, they gave us the best; To all of the teachers, they are our success; To all of the classes and the struggles involved, To the satisfaction when each problem was solved. Good-bye to the friends we ' ve made and will keep. To the laughs and the tears of friendship deep, To all the good times, to each memory clear, To all that has happened while we have been here. Good-bye to all that we ' ll never forget. To every event and to each incident. Good-bye to all that is cherished and dear, Good-bye to Fisher, and our happiest years. Yet it is not really " good-bye, " for these things that have been ours shall be relived in memory, shall color our lives, and our spirits shall be indeed a " possession forever " as we travel along the road of life. EDMUND H. FISHER D E D I T I O N In name only have we known you, and yet ' tis not in name alone, for the seeds of the spirit that you and your brother planted many long years have been transplanted to our minds and hearts. That same zeal, tempered with the experience of years, has in- spired our learning and our living. The names of E. H. and M. C. are indeed a great tradition, and as we dedicate this book to you, Mr. E. H. Eisher, may we leave a lasting token of appreciation of the wealth which your co-founding has made ours ... a wealth of things mental, moral, and spiritual, a wealth which had its birth in that spirit of long ago. EDMUND H. FISHER Co-Founder MYRON C. FISHER Co-Founder Photographs by Bachrach Executive Officers EDMUND H. FISHER, Principal MYRON C. FISHER, Principal SANFORD L. FISHER, President MYRON C. FISHER, JR., Vice-President ALBERT L. FISHER, Treasurer Advisory Board MRS. ETTA AUSTIN McDONALD MISS ANNIE C. WOODWARD, B.B.A., S.C.D. FRED CLIFTON GRAY, B.S., M.A. PROFESSOR JOHN J. MAHONEY, B.B., A.M. Board of Trustees SANFORD L. FISHER Lexington JOSEPH L. CARTY Braintree FRED C. GRAY Groton ALBERT L. FISHER Somerville H. ARTHUR HALL Winchester MYRON C. FISHER, JR. Lexington CLARK F. MURDOUGH Edgewood, R. I. " Gold and marble ascending heaventvard. " " The mirrors of the gigantic shadows. Great men are the commissioned guides. CELIA COUTTS Shorthand AGNES ADAMS FISHER, A.A. Contemporary Literature, Psychology SENOR EDUARDO AZUOLA, M.A., Ph. D. Spanish EARLINE CORNELL, B.S. in Ed. World History, Economic Geography ALICE LONG, B.B.A. Accounting. Laiv, Business Mathematics, Spelling, Shorthand, English. Economics HAZEL F. WILKINS School Secretary LEONA JENNINGS Dietitian MABEL JONES House Mother Cfdt)b Song V K • • •f -T- -o- V -f- -r- i - - - ' y I oh F) r«ta »m4 «v- , TwPii v»c4 Tv.i e , tV €. t ' t lKt loiM 2vev I sW oV Wlma W 4 ei-, Tr- ed4« 1voe,u»e e v- s e yl«2d e- h iooi - -- — . it Tone •• " Rmev- c-a -Wr e Reau-K; c»V " HELEN RYAN 125 Sumner Road Brookline " She moves a goddess and looks a queen. " Lovely, but oft ' silent . . . glides through life looking smooth and unruffled . . . like a dream walking — even when looking for the job . . . President of our class till she " up and left us " . . . the businessman ' s ideal secre- tary . . . held up the Gregg laurels in the stenograph class . . . with her charm, poise, and looks, she ' ll reach the end of her rainbow. President ol Senior Class, Student Council, Sorority. Secretarial 14 Keith Place President MARJORIE FAY RITCHIE East Bridgewater " Marge " ' The world uncertain comes and goes: The lover rooted stays, " Those dark, mysterious eyes best belie the real " Marge " . . . likable, quiet, industrious . . . likes logic — it comes naturally to her orderly mind . . . poetess of our class ... a zealous worker . . . life sets a fast pace, but she will take it in her stride ... a girl worth knowing, a friend worth having. Student Council (1), Yearbook Staff (Business Manager), Fisher Flashes, Dormitory (House Clerk), Senior Class President. Executive President MARY C. FLOYD 1537 Tremont Street Roxbury " Betty " " True ease in writing comes from art, not chance As those move easiest who have learned to dance. " Flashing, quick smile . . . dances with grace . . . has a startling vocabu- lary . . . laughing eyes . . . cheerful under all circumstances . . . dislikes hats and people who are late . . . favorite pastimes are reading and music ... a fascinating correspondent . . . one of the able performers in " Pi- late ' s Daughter " . . . probably due to practice performances during lunch hour! Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Sorority. Stenographic ' Vice-President CARMELA THERESA CHIMINIELLO 71 Edison Park Quincy " Chim " " A lovely lady, garmented in light from her own beauty. " Charming and efficient as she is pretty . . . infectious giggle and big brown eyes . . . intelligent . . . neat as a pin . . . excellent pianist . . . favorite expression, " Don ' t tell me your troubles " . . . likes sports and the Navy in general . . . good-natured but easily annoyed . . . her pet peeves: girl smokers and U. S. History ... a " whiz " at shorthand and transcription . . . very popular everywhere she goes. Student Council (1), Sorority, (Secretary-Treasurer). Finishing Secretarial Secretary-Treasurer AUDREY L. JEVNE 5 i Orchard Street Belmont " K hen she passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music. " Darling, sweet, exquisite (to quote the Fisher Flashes) . . . " lil ' Audrey " is truly a lovely person . . . quiet in outward appearances — but those who know her well can vouch for her ability to promote chatter . . . she cooks like the chef at the Waldorf (Astoria), we imagine . . . efficient . . . and able as they come . . . yet she looks like a delicate doll. Sorority (2) (Chaplain), Student Council, Class Secretary-Treasurer (Junior and Senior ) . Secretarial FREDA BAKER 272 Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas " A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye. " Quiet . . . friendly . . . cooperative ... all these describe Freda . . . our good neighbor from the Bahamas . . . we like her . . . are there any more like you down there? . . . Many times we have welcomed your silence and your ability to be a good listener . . . the old adage, " Still waters run deep, " certainly applies to you . . . lost of luck; you deserve nothing but the best, Freda. Secretarial INA BEBCHICK 350 Seaver Street Roxbury " For reading new books is like eating, new bread. " Slow -motioned . . . intelligent speaker . . . known for her general dis- appeara nce . . . has a haunting smile . . . had some special formula by which she avoided English grammar . . . special longing for green or- chids . . . adapted to short-story writing . . . prefers to spend her time delving into profundities rather than trifling with practical trivialities . . . does not want to be a stenographer . . . her chief " bugaboo " is math. Stenographic BERYL A. BERRY 51 Main Street Ridlonville, Maine " Butch " " And still they gazed and still the wonder grew That one small head could carry all she knew. " Lovely dark hair always in place . . . slow, even drawl . . . loves New York . . . favorite colors blue and brown . . . quiet, till you know her . . . a photography enthusiast and model for " his " study of photography . . . " Butch " is her nic kname as per the daily letters " Miss Beryl (Butch) Berry . . . thoughtful, sweet, and easy going . . . but a " devilish " mem- ber of the fifth-floor pranksters at the Dorm. Maine Club ( Secretary ) , Sorority. finishing Secretarial EVA HOPE BOORAS 82 Locust Street Winthrop " A modest, charming maid is she As nice a girl as one could be. " Winsome . . . dark-haired . . . quiet . . . friendly . . . shy . . . easy- going . . . sincere in nature . . . infectious laughter betraying bewitching dimples . . . likes all sports . . . skating . . . bowling . . . basketball . . . swimming . . . especially dancing to Harry James . . . dislikes get- ting up in the morning . . . Math . . . eating on the water cooler . . . swooning girls . . . " cracker-jack " typist. Stenographic BEVERLY BOSTON 22 Englewood Avenue Brookline " True love is like ghosts Which everybody talks about and few have seen. " But Beverly has ... a lovely diamond and engagement picture in the Boston papers . . . combined her school career with a job — left at noon . . . made such an impression at the Sorority banquet that no one else was even in the running for " most sophisticated " . . . turned over a new leaf every morning. Cooperative TOBA EDITH BRICKMAN 9 Columbia Street Brookline " Too much oj joy is sorrou fu! So cares must needs abound. " Our " good humor girl " ... of many moods . . . crazy about her little nephew, Lester . . . wears " smooth " clothes . . . always neat . . . the patriotic miss of Room 33 . . . even disposition . . . never ruffled or bothered . . . loves verbal fights with " Chim " ... an excellent typist . . . knows her own mind and speaks it outright . . . need cheering up. ' . . . see Toby. Dramatic Club, War Stamps. finishing Secretarial MAUDE BROWN 47 Russel Park Quincy " Choice word and measured phrase Above the reach of ordinary men. " Long . . . lean . . . lyrical . . . blonde (sometimes curly, usually not) . . . a SchiapareUi in the making, she designs her own clothes now . . . a successful mixture of beauty and brains . . . full of crazy, wild ideas that makes us hysterical with frolic . . . wants what she wants and she ' ll get it ... a bridge enthusiast (but not per force) ... a veritable en- cyclopedic vocabulary ... all in all, we like you, Maudie, cau se you ' re you! Yearbook {Art Editor), Sorority {Historian). Executive ALICE BARBARA CALDWELL 104 Tyndale Street Roslindale " Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue. " Sparkling eyes that speak for themselves ... at the bottom of spectacular happenings . . . slim . . . neat as a pin . . . friendly disposition . . . loves to window shop . . . ambitious and efficient . . . sincere and loyal friend . . . always and ever in company of Ruth J. . . . how she hated that front seat in theory class! Glee Club, Sorority. Finishing Secretarial THERESA ELIZABETH CARROLL 67 Spring Street Dexter, Maine " Terry " " For he to her girlish fancy then Was the only man in the world of men. " A mighty mite of ninety-five pounds is Terry . . . engaged to lucky fellow in Connecticut . . . will always remember the Summer Street Subway Sta- tion . . . where she opened the " mysterious package " . . . loves to dance and skate . . . hates sarcastic people . . . dislikes the way food is sea- soned in Massachusetts . . . twinkling dark eyes . . . loves brown and black for color . . . prone to napping every day at one o ' clock. Maine Club, Glee Club. Finishing Secretarial PATRICIA CHURCHLEY 32 Cressy Street Beverly " Pat, " " Trish ■ " Variety ' s the source of joy below From which still fresh revolving pleasures flow. " Our ever-cheerful " Trish " . . . popular . . . cute . . . versatile . . . she has more than once made an event at Fisher the success that it was . . . unafraid of hard work . . . scholastically and socially tops . . . charms us with her will and likablcness . . . many a girl has been cheered by her thoughtful and encouraging spirit . . . Fisher will miss you, Pat. Alpha lota Sorority (2) (President), Yearbook (1) (Editor-in-Chief t , Glee Club (I), Fisher Flashes (1) (News Editor), Student Council (2), Secretary of Florence Hall. Medical MARIE C. COSTA 138 Prospect Street Gloucester " Chris " " could lie down like a tired child And ueep auay this life of care. " Sincere . . . capable . . . ask Marie for it and it ' s yours . . . never too tired to help just a bit more . . . has proved her cleverness in her unique handwork . . . cheers us all with her continuous smile and light- heartedness . . . intrigues us with her pyschism . . . astounded us with her poetry . . . not to mention her capacity for desserts . . . spends most of her spare time in the movies. fisher Flashes, Y earbook Stafj, Blood Donor. Medical DOROTHY CUNNINGHAM 6 Waban Street Augusta, Maine " Dotty " " Life is not life at all xvithout delight. " Full of pep ... a perfect mimic . . . Dottie ' s many dates belie the fact that she s true to Normie ... an excellent dancer . . . how the sun does act upon her tresses! . . . often a temperamental minx; we ' ve loved her " moods ' — from stormy to lighthearted and we ' ll miss her oh-so-much! . . . Why doesn ' t someone invent a typewriter that would pass all those tests and get budgets, etc., done with less strain! Maine Club. Executive ELIZABETH D ANGELO 28 Merrifield Avenue Watertown " Betty " " A merry heart Maketh a cheerful countenance. " Has a particular aversion to sailors for no good reason . . . firm in her beliefs ... a real sports enthusiast with talent for ice-skating . . . finds shorthand and spelling incessant headaches and shows signs of develop- ing a bad case of nerves over them . . . but is unusually adept at book- keeping . . . attractive, fashionable, and a sparkling addition to any group. Fisher Flashes Staff, Student Council. Stenographic KATHRYN DEMPSEY Pine Avenue Milton " Kathy " " The su eetest soul that ever looked uith human eyes. " Our dimpled darling, Kathy . . . finds it hard to convince us that she ' s really not very interesting . . . how could she. ' ' . . . with those snapping black eyes, fairly twinkling with excitement . . . always sweet-tempered . . . truly " graced with polished manners and a fine sense ' ... a joy, indeed, to any office and a boon to a harassed executive ... a delightful mixture of the " niceties " of life in tasteful proportion. Finishing Secretarial NORMA DI BATTISTA 121 Harris Street Revere " Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low, an excellent thing in woman. " Sophistication . . . out-of-a-band-box appearance . . . she has a long wave of dark hair with which she can do all sorts of tricks . . . eyes that sparkle . . . easy-going disposition that puts us all in our places . . . on- again-off-again diets . . . shots enough to start a business . . . Norma is utt rly sincere i.T everything she does ... an encyclopedia for eating places . . . knows where any epicurean may find his delight. Sorority, Treasurer (2). Medical HELEN MARY GALLAGHER 8 Salem Street Portland, Maioe " A slumber did my spirits seal; I had no human fears. " Naturally quiet but easily witis the respect and admiration of others . . . such a sleepy head! . . . can work much better in solitude than when sur- rounded by confusion ... a skilled typist . . . has an admirable prefer- ence for classical music . . . ambition, to become the wife of a man named " Smith " . . . alleged purpose in school is the putting of " another year behind me. " Maine Club. Clee Club, Blood Donor. Finishing Secretarial MADELINE GUARINO 28 Cleveland Avenue Everett " Quietness is the finest armor one can wear. " A room full of Madelines would be a boon to any teacher . . . never a word out of place . . . very few at any time . . . never boisterous . . . always retiring . . . things get done without expostulations . . . combined scholastic attainments with an everyday job at Filene ' s ... a bit of a tother with typing . . . but she won. Cooperative LILLIAN S. GERSON 547 Beach Street Revere " Lil " " Next to excellence Is the appreciation of it. " A bit on the reserved side . . . quite a bit! . . . could be with you for hours and you ' d never know it . . . serious-minded and particular about her work . . . behind those deep, dark eyes lies a determination to suc- ceed in whatever she undertakes . . . loves music, anything from " Bach to Boogie- Woogie " . . . Ambition to travel all over the world . . . Don ' t let her quiet manner fool you! Stenographic ADABELLE GIBBS 42 Corey Road Brookline " Style is a woman ' s ou n; It is a part of her nature. " The would-be, well-dressed maid might well take a lesson from Adabelle . . . always attired in good taste . . . manner, too, bespeaking a true lady . . . a bit partial to Dannie . . . likes Harry James ' music . . . Social Ori- entation her favorite class . . . Hariet, her other half . . . the early morn- ing call heard throughout the building, " Adabelle, oh, Adabelle. " Finishing Secretarial LUCY ANN GREGORI 33 Lancaster Street Quincy " " love tranquil solitude And such society as is quiet, wise, and good. " Lives in a world all her own . . . quiet . . . unsophisticated . . . imagines herself as concert pianist . . . Lucy ' s future is well planned by Jerry . . . enjoys sports . . . enormous appetite . . . rather shy . . . easily annoyed . . . dark and little . . . greatest ambition is to own her own horse . . . since Jerry " went to war " there ' s been no doubt in her mind who is win- ning it! Stenographic AVIS GUILD Box 293 Hyannis " Ave " " A dancing shape, an image gay To haunt, to startle and waylay, " Little . . . blonde . . . blue-eyed " Ave " with a lovely smile . . . perfect Stage Door Canteen Hostess type . . . loves to cheer homesick sailors . . . keeps the A. P. O. and F. P. O. going . . . carefree as they come . . . smart . . . hurries here and there for this and that . . . can talk anytime, anywhere to anyone about anything . . . she ' ll be secretary to that hand- some doctor she ' s looking for and dance through life. Glee Club, Sorority, Finishing Secretarial SUSAN CONSTANCE HADLEY 24 Church Street Milton " A merrier man u ithin the limit of becoming mirth I never spent an hour ' s talk uithal. " A flashing smile, a witty retort, a good sense of humor . . . sincere, and natural ... an ardent Crosby fan . . . has a passion for Schrafft ' s hot chocolate sundaes ... a real spelling " wiz " . . . worked at it . . . some- times gets terribly exasperated with the typewriter . . . her contagious laughter is constantly heard about the school ... a habit we hope she ' ll never lose. Stenographic HELEN HALPERN 473 Washington Street Haverhill " What sweet delight A quiet life affords, " " What ' s that you said. ' " . . . after the subject had been discussed and disposed of Helen inevitably popped up with that question . . . spends most of her time in travel — from Haverhill to Boston . . . likes music, is not partial to either popular or to classical . . . her favorite rendezvous. Fort Devens . . . Helen is one of those girls who are seen but seldom heard. Dramatic Club, Finishing Secretarial JEAN HARRISON Main Street Bucksport, Maine " Who comprehends his trust and to the same Keeps faithful with a singleness of aim, " Tall, laughing brown eyes, practical . . . had a struggle with penman- ship, but she can write well enough to dash off a letter to " Cy " almost every night . . . enjoys good music . . . plays the cello . . . likes bright colors, sports, and good food . . . disapproves of people who are grouchy in the morning, also, answering the telephone . . . her ambition goes without saying ... be good to him, Jean. Secretarial ESTHER RUTH HELANDER 16 Grover Street Walpole ' A bit of laughter, a bit of fun Makes life pleasant for anyone, " Esther ' s motto is " Haste makes waste " . . . has contagious giggle . . . believes life begins at eighteen and is proving her theory . . . likes Swed- ish food, dancing, and skating . . . highly approves of a night at the Boston Garden watching hockey games . . . can think of nothing better than coffee frappes and chocolate cake . . . her one ambition is to see the world . . . bon voyage, Esther. Finishing Secretarial NANCY LEE HEWETT 72 Mishawum Road Woburn " True u it is nature to advantage dressed " That oft was thought but ne ' er so ti ell expressed " Bright spot in many an English Class . . . has interest in U. S. M. C. . . . dislikes outdoor sports . . . likes to read with a box of chocolates nearby . . . typing often spoils her disposition . . . likes good music . . . " mother ' s little darling " ... a remarkable personality . . . can hold her own among the most intelligent thinkers and speakers . . . can also ' give and take " with the best wits. Year Book Staff, Sorority. Stenographic ISABEL HEYWOOD 90 Lexington Avenue Holyoke " Billie " " And they were lovers, and well content, Sailing the way the river went. " Cute n ' cunnin ' . . . that ' s Billie ... in the years she ' s been at Fisher she ' s been the girl to rely on for anything . . . gift delux for writing those twelve-page letters . . . " I ' ll Walk Alone " . . . mince pie . . . sail- ing . . . red and black checked shirts . . . And what do you get. ' . . . Ask Billie . . . eyes twinkling ... an impish air . . . " Huckleberry Finn " isn ' t the only Huck in the world, is he, Billie.- ' Stude.: ' Council (President), Literary Editor {Yearbook), Fisher Flashes, Blood Donor, Senior Advisor {Florence Hall). Executive GRACE ELEANOR INGALLS 78 Central Street Auburndale " Ging " " Though never shown by word or deed Within her lies some gertn of power. " Pleasing smile . . . laughing brown eyes . . . happy-go-lucky . . . cheery dispostion . . . liked doing her shorthand in English and Law classes . . . ambition is to be a personal secretary to some young, up-and-coming in- terne ... an aversion for school apparently — in again, out again . . . had a handy seat for " dreaming " in English class — right by the window where she could watch the lucky, free world go by. Blood Donor. Finishing Secretariat JACQUELYN JEFTS 103 Pearl Street Melrose " Jackie " " Love took up the harp of life. And smote on all the chords with might. " Friendly . . . amiable . . . slim . . . Frankie ' s darling (note third fin- ger, left hand) . . . one of the " annex " live wires . . . wants to be a fashion model — she could, too . . . studies human nature in a quiet way .... cheers at a hockey game in a not-so-quiet way ... a daily letter every noon hour . . . will it be marriage before fashion modeling, Jackie. ' War Stamp. Stenographic FRANCES JOHNSON 100 Ohio Street Bangor, Maine " Franny " " Her eyes as stars of twilight fair. Like twilight ' s, too, her dusky hair. " " Ole woe-begone Franny " . . . out of one thing, into another ... a vi- vacious dark beauty . . . and can she use those lovely eyes! . . . friendly .... peppy . . . you always find her in the midst of an animated group . . . " purze ' n ' poiscnality " plus . . . keeps the proverbial ball rolling . . . there ' s never a dull moment with Franny . . . the life of the party! Student Council ( 1 , 2 ) , Florence Hall Dormitory ( President ) , Maine Club {Social Chairman) , Fisher Flashes, Medical RUTH M. JOHNSON 60 Sanborn Avenue West Roxbury " Ruthie " " Her manner, all who saw admired Courteous, gentle, and retired. " A delight to the eyes ... a pleasure to know . . . lovely auburn hair and a turned up nose . . . her calm exterior usually unruflfled except for one day in the tjping room . . . has a yen for a sheared beaver coat . . . and a love for the Merchant Marine. Glee Club. Finishing Secretarial EVELYN KADIS 29 Hosmer Street Mattapan " Perseverance and ability generally win. " Tenacity or stick-to-itiveness — call it what you will — Evelyn has it . . . the power to see a thing through and get the most out of everything . . . nothing is too small for consideration, whether it be one point or a case history . . . ambitious . . . always has a smile for everyone . . . self- improvement is the goal in her life. ledical ENID M. KIRSHEN 49 Almont Street Mattapan " Enie " " Sing, riding ' s a joy! For me I ride! " A rabid horse fan . . . anything from the winner of Kentucky Derby to the milkman ' s nag . . . like to know what vitamin pills she takes to ex- pound her passionate love of dancing. ' . . . the helping-hand type and a fine leader for any organization . . . give her some good Symphonies and she is at the height of her delight . . . has a definite knack for writing songs. Glee Club 2, Dramatic Club 1. Medical FA YE LOCKE 84 Neponset Street Canton " Flash " " Contentment gives a crown where fortune hath denied it. " A quiet miss . . . tall . . . graceful . . . with a smile for everyone . . . a willing worker . . . mischievous beneath her industrious exterior . . . always cheerful tho ' the going be rough . . . has a passion for " his majes- ty ' s ' men . . . pet peeve is her hair . . . called " Flash " or " Lightning " by her friends . . . two ambitions: to work at Gushing Hospital and to live to a ripe old age. Finishing Secretarial ELLEN MADDOCKS Hampden Highland Maine " Ellie " " Life is a flower of which love is the honey. " Tall, dark, willowy, " Ellie " . . . always has a rare experience to narrate, such as a trip to New York . . . forever gay, a blithe spirit you might say . . . her lovely coloring is envied by many and her carefree air keeps us wondering what will " come off " next . . . people like Ellie keep others from feeling the weight of their worldly burdens. Maine Club. Secretarial JANET FRANCES MAHAR 1 1 Lincoln Street Norwood " Jan " " Graceful and usejiil in all that she does, Blessing and blessed where ' er she goes. " A personality to match her friendly, easy smile ... a whiz in dictation . . . a good sport . . . can laugh off a bad situation as well as a good one . . . she is one of our best dressers, neat n ' cute . . . Andy holds her undivided attention . . . always ready, willing and able ... a girl with a remarkable purpose topped by a gay disposition. Sorority (2), Yearbook Staff (Assistant Adtertising Manager) (1), Stu- dent Council ( 1 ) . Fisher Flashes Staff ( 1 ) . Medical DOROTHY MAE MARSHALL 103 East Main Street Marlborough " Dot " " Light hearted and content I wander through the world. " " Best natured senior, " never a frown but an eternal smile . . . one jump ahead of the game ... a one-year medical student! ... so cooperative, just ask her and it ' s done . . . modest though she has plenty of person- ality to expound . . . has " much time " for dancing, waltzes, rhumbas — - everything . . . . " Dottie ' has got what it takes to go. Yearbook Staff, Sorority. Finishing Secretarial ROBERTINE E. MAYO 23 Prospect Street Dexter, Maine " Bobbie " " The low man seeks a little thing to do, Sees it and does it. " Prompt and dependable . . . efficient and helpful . . . spent much of her spare time in Medford . . . could it be her aunt, too. ' ' . . . Massachusetts agrees with her ... at least, and to her dismay, it added ten pounds . . . thinks the weather could be improved ... so brought all the Maine snow with her . . . shared the V-12 with her pal, " Ev. " Maine Club. Finishing Secretarial M. CATHLEEN McCAFFREY 10 Morton Street Taunton " Wheti Irish eyes are smiling All the world seems bright and gay. " An Irish lass with eyes that twinkle . . . infectious laugh that can ' t be mistaken . . . fun loving ... an outdoor girl . . . partial to good music . . . witty to talk with . . . fun to talk with . . . interest abroad (Ninth Army) . . . always in a cheerful mood . . . gay and unsophisticated . . . stops a minute each day to gain a friend. Glee Club, Dramatic. Stenographic RUTH ARLENE McCLEARY Elm Street Franklin " Let the world slide by. What care l? " Her avocation . . . learning not to cook like the Navy . . . puts her heart in what she does, and generally does it quickly . . . engaged on Thurs- day, married on Sunday . . . why should good things wait. ' ' . . . petite and childlike . . . loves to dance, as exhibited at the Kenmore . . . " Leisure " is her middle name. Finishing Secretarial MARIE ALYCE McCORMACK Minor Lake Norfolk " sil upon an old gray stone And dream my time au ay. " Might we call her a " peripatetic dreamer? " . . . she loves to stroll around the lake near her home and just dream . . . blond . . . friendly . . . carefree . . . has learned the art of being quiet at the proper time and gay in its turn . . . enjoys playing the piano ... is active in the hometown girls ' club . . . hopes her career will lead to a life of travel. Glee Club. Finishing Secretarial ELIZABETH AlcHUGH 138 Prospect Avenue Brockton " Betty " " Thou foster-child of Silence and slow time. " Gentle, retiring . . . her modesty is the envy of all of us . . . Betty ' s winning way has helped many of us through a " black day " . . . Medical course affords a chance for Betty to display her efficiency . . . she whips off the forbidding medical terminology on her able machine . . .wherever you see her you will see " Biffy. " Medical AUDREY Mclaughlin 33 Seymour Street Roslindale " Prosperous or adverse to his u ish or not Plays in the many games of life. " Vivacious . . . full of fun . . . impish . . . excellent at repartee . . . Audrey ' s preference would be a job from ten to three with an hour off for lunch . . . envied for her colossal accomplishment of attaining three " 60 ' s " in one day . . . housework life ' s heaviest burden . . . sparkling personality. Sorority. Stenographic EMMA MERRILL 42 Glover Avenue Quincy " Thine eyes are springs in uhose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. " From her large soulful eyes emanates a depth of sincerity . . . quiet . . . always wilUng to lend a hand . . . efficient mimeograph operator . . . everything she starts is well done . . . dreamy and aloof . . . unassuming . . . ardent attachment to the kerchief . . . .filing, the world ' s most ar- duous task . . . " Don ' t hurry me " is Emma ' s motto. Clerical SYLVIA GRACE MILLER 37 Hazelton Street Mattapan •■Syl " " The music in my heart I bore Long after it was heard no more. " The tall, lithesome girl who always looks as though she stepped from a page of Vogue . . . always smiling . . . her good-naturedness surpasses that of many a girl . . . passionate over hot fudge sundaes and chocolate bars ... a date with " her man " is all she asks in the entertainment line . . . A Gershwin record fan . . . first-nighter at all the plays that come to town. Glee Club 1, Dramatic 1, 2. Medical CONSTANCE MORSE Lower Main Street, R.F.D. 2 Bucksport, Maine " One of the sublimes things in the world is plain truth. " Connie isn ' t known for the noise she makes . . . incHned to be shy till she knows you . . . always neatly and trimly dressed . . . she has opinions of her own and is not easily swayed . . . claims to be a man-hater despite a certain sailor who comes a-callin ' from Tech . . . welcomes a chance to so home to Maine . . . always eager to lend a hand, is our Connie. Finis hing Secretarial MARJORIE E. MOULTON 42 Piermont Street Wollaston " Margie " " Not very tall, sweet and small, Loved by all. " Attractive and active . . . bundle of charm and laughter . . . popular as she is intelligent . . . ambition is to be private secretary to tall, handsome Ensign . . . nothing less. Margie? . . . Junior Hostess at the Canteen . . . hobbies include record collecting, dancing, knitting, writing letters, and sports, especially watching hockey games . . . above all, a contagious smile and magnetic personality. Fisher Flashes, Student Council, Sorority. Stenographic EVELYN MARY MOUNTAIN 19 Dexter Street Dexter, Maine " Evey " " Modesty is not only an ornament But also a guard to virtue. " Cheerful ... a breath from Maine . . . only seems quiet . . . enjoyed shorthand with Mr. Sanford (who wouldn ' t) . . . spent week-ends in Medford . . . with an aunt . . . thinks she ' ll take the DuBarry Course . . . likes sports ... is collector at heart . . . movie-star pictures, stamps and postcards . . . dislikes getting up in the morning and petty argu- ments . . . ambition, secretaryship . . . for a while! Maine Club, Glee Club. Finishing Secretarial JESSIE ILENE MUNN 191 Franklin Street Quincy " Without music. Hie ii ould be a mistake. " Reserved . . . firm in her convictions ... a hidden sense of humor and wit . . . musical, intelligent, self-confident . . . very sincere and consci- entious atout her studies and music . . . abhors movies and reading for entertainment . . . likes people in general and is a sincere friend . . . she ' s tall, blonde, and especially appealing to a " guy named Joe. " Glee Club (1), Dramatic Club (1), Yearbook Staff, Sorority (1). Stenographic MARGARET CHRISTINE NELSON 40 Tilton Avenue Brockton " Pegge " " She smiled, and the shadows departed. " Swtct in nature . . . sweet in looks . . . small, with blue eyes and blonde hair . . . lovts " Dorm " dances . . . witty . . . happy-go-lucky . . . strug- gles to keep on a chocolate diet . . .variations peeve her . . . the artist of the Dorm . . . the victim of fifth floor deviltry ... a husband, home and dog all her own is her ultimate aim. Finishing Secretarial AGNES A. PARSONS 20 Second Street Medford " Aggie " " She was made for happy thoughts, For playful wit. and laughter. " A live wire . . . full of fun . . . personality plus . . . likes dancing and sports . . . " tops ' in tennis and bowling . . . hobby is collecting stuffed animals . . . has Navy trying for her hand, but she prefers Marines . . . wants to be a social worker . . . unpretentious, but destined to be a success . . . life will be good to her. Stenographic RUTH JEANETTE POOLE 1172 Washington Street North Abington " Pudgie " ■ u ere better to be eaten to death u ith rust Than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion. " Good natured . . . happy-go-lucky . . . witty . . . never a dull moment . . . not overly energetic ... no particular fondness for math and typing . . . rather dance than eat . . . keeps a class going . . . even appreciates a joke on herself . . . " Peanut ' s " other half . . . strongly democratic and a champion of the " underdog " . . . the life of any party. Stenographic BERNICE PYNN Sidney River Nova Scotia " Nova Scotia " " A life is like a stroll upon the beach As near the ocean ' s edge as I can go. " Friend in need ... a heart of gold . . . plenty of good common sense .... has a knack for getting into situations and getting out of them . . . tastefully seasoned with her own brand of levity . . . even disposition and charming ways ... a retiring little maid who " grew up " among us. Secretarial VIRGINIA REARDON 60 Winslow Avenue Norwood " Ginny " " Her air, her manners None ii ' ho saw but admired. " " Lovely to look at. delightful to know " . . . another example of beauty and brains . . . she skipped lightly through a year and finished before we knew it . . . her long, smooth hair pinned with a crescent-shaped silver barette is envied by many ... as is her position interviewing radio and screen stars . . . she could well be on the screen herself. Yearbook Staff (Advertising Manager). Secretarial 122 Park Street SYLVIA LOUISE RUBINOFF " Syl " Brookline " Who is Sylvia, what is she That all our swains commend her. " The girl with the lovely long hair and big blue eyes ... a " gift of gab " . . . opinions all her own . . . medical work appeals to her. Why? . . . always appearing on the scene with a wish that she could help but some- how or other there didn ' t always happen to be something for her to do . . . forever " as neat as a pin. " Yearbook Staff. Blood Donor. Medical MARY SHEA 79 West Elm Avenue WoUaston " Min " " Laughing eyes, jlashing smile Cheerfulness for all the while. " Our Irene Dunne (the resemblance is remarkable) . . . how those lovely eyes flash and the long curly lashes flutter! . . . admired for her domes- tic and culinary abilities ... a perfect wife in the making . . . smooth . . . poised . . . friendly . . . pet delight is a trip via American Air- lines ... in spite of her extra curricula interests Mary ranks high in scholastic standing. Sorority {Pledge Captain) , Fisher Flashes, Glee Club, Medical ELIZABETH SHERMAN 8 Central Avenue Newtonville " Biflfy " " He joyed of life ' s pleasures, all he could find: Yet the richest treasures he found in his mind. " Sagacity at its height . . . eager, helpful, persevering . . . absolute self- confidence . . . extremely capable and, therefore, apt to be imposed upon . . . Biffy ' s unceasing correspondence to a certain " Jimmy " led us to discover the " man in her life " ... a definite essential at any time . . . we will oft remember her brilliant record. Secretarial ANN N. SIDERI 1236 Sea Street Quincy " Niffer ' " As high as we have mounted in our delight, In our defection do ire sink as low. " Always dissatisfied, but always laughing . . . helpful . . . generous . . . a sincere friend . . . her favorite pastime is a night at Symphony ( ) ... has a perpetual gripe . . . crazy about a " Guy named Joe " . . . would love to become a file clerk . . . two Charles River bridges really have her stumped . . . dark eyes and hair . . . " Begin the Beguine " her favorite record. Stenographic NANCY SIMEONE Main Street Cohasset " Simone " " After all is said and done Life must have been made for fun. " Full of fun. ' — definitely! " Simone " is in the pink of spirits day in and out . . . even studies fail to perturb her . . . The Navy is her object of highest esteem — that is, one particular part of it . . . the center of rol- licking hilarity in the lunchroom . . . " Can I help you. ' " is one her most oft repeated phrases, especially in typing for the FLASHES ... a girl given to boosting our morale. Dramatic Club (Treasurer) . Secretarial VIRGINIA SMITH 28 Short Street East Walpole " Ginny " " She is not only u itty in herself But the cause that there is wit in other men. " Tall, smooth, blonde . . . but oh, so hilarious ... or haven ' t you been down in ye olde smoker after 2:hO p. m.. ' . . . was such a handsome Wise Man when Fisher celebrated the Yuletide . . . and when you see her in those original designs by " Smith, Incorporated " ... on the ball. ' . Yes, in- deed . . . vaguely interested in hockey . . . Bookkeeping life ' s hardest work. Dramatic Club, Stenographic DELORISE A. SPENCER 19 Eaton Street Mattapan " No human feeling can Ever be so appealing as joy. " Quiet, yet gay . . . unsophisticated . . . efficient and industrious ... a friend to one and a friend to all . . . supposedly a man-hater but her eyes light up at the mention of " Don " . . . she ' d love to sleep all morn- ing . . . never in a rush . . . likes anything that will give her a laugh . . . a future " ace " secretary in her aspired position — a small office. Finishing Secretarial HARRIETT LOUISE SQUIRES 29 Woodstock Avenue Rutland, Vermont " Louise " " Never a froun, always a smile Words are few, but always worth while. " Quiet, reserved, studious . . . has very high ideals . . . likes classical music, plays, books, culture in general . . . abhors the common and vul- gar ... in lighter vein, her weaknesses are cats, popcorn, and nut-fudge sundaes . . . wants to travel to China . . . and be a Pastor ' s assistant. Stenographic MURIEL JUNE STEELE 5 Ashland Street Somerville " The heart that is to be filled to the brim with holy joy must be held still. " Gives expression to her love for children by teaching the Fourth Grade on Sundays . . . furthers her own ambitions by attending an extra class once a week . . . made herself indispensable as a " C " Class corrector . . . calm . . . unruffled . . . soft-voiced . . . neat . . . hopes some day to take a state-by-state tour of the United States. Stenographic CATHERINE ELIZABETH SULLIVAN 22 Whitney Street Roxbury " Cathy " " To see the world is to judge the judges. " " Cathy " loves to travel, someday to India in her own private boat . . . likes most sports, especially dancing, football, skating, basketball and skiing . . . can ' t stand people who are always boasting and people who wear large hats . . . thinks Dick Haymes and Tommy Dorsey are won- derful . . . favorite song, " Stardust " . . . hopes to own a ranch in San Fernando Valley. ' Stenographic EILEEN M. SUTHERLAND 46 Spring Street Somerville " National enthusiasm is the great nursery of genius. " Enthusiastic to the " umpteenth " degree . . . equally patriotic . . . strug- gles to develop a latent appreciation for poetry! . . . eternally gathering news for the FLASHES and selling War Stamps ... as industrious as a busy bee ... as eager as a beaver . . . always willing to do more than her share . . . given to political expostulation ... a staunch and vehement Democrat. Fisher Flashes (Editor), Yearbook Staff, Glee Club (2), Blood Donor (2), War Stamp Committee ( 2 ) , Sorority ( 2 ) ( Social Secretary ) . Executive BEVERLY ANN TAYLOR 2036 Massachusetts Avenue " Bev " This is the song my spirit sings More light, more life, more love. " Tall and graceful " Bev " . . . sparkling sense of humor a golden voice . . . hopes to make singing her career . . . . spends her spare time printing signs for Room 41 tion . . . always dressed " smoothly " . often. Glee Club, Sorority. Cambridge . . blessed with an outdoor girl . . even disposi- loves to dance and does quite Finishing Secretarial CLAIRE GANNETT TOOMEY 25 Jackson Street Canton " A comrade blithe and full of glee Who dares to laugh out loud and free. " Friendly . . . full of fun . . . easy to get along with . . . always smiling . . . sparkling personality . . . pleasing manner . . . happy-go-lucky . . . likes all sports . . . favorite pastime is dancing . . . dislikes getting up early in the morning . . . and girls who scream and swoon at Sinatra . . . has a passion for red heads and likes blondes. Glee Club, Dramatic Club, Stenographic MARGARET MARY TOOMEY 25 Jackson Street " Tootie ' " Altvays merry, always gay, A friend to all in every way. " Petite . . . demure . . . fond of sports . . . friendly . . . . musically inclined . . . allergic to early morning . the Third Army . . . firm in her likes and dislikes blush . . . flashing eyes . . . infectious smile . . . around the world. Glee Club, Yearbook Staff, Canton . . sense of humor . . heart belongs to . . . old-fashioned ambition to travel Stenographic LORRAINE BLANCHE VIOLETTE 4 Cottage Street Fairfield, Maine " Weegie " " Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast. " " Miss Fixit ' at the dorm . . . full of the " devil " with schemes for pie beds, snowballs in pajama pockets, etc. . . . what about the picture of Frankie. ' ... a " whiz " at the typewriter ... a jitterbug and also a lovely songstress . . . Jimmy ' s letter each day keeps her so gay . . . " Weegie " is her nickname — a Ouija Board fiend . . . you ' ll find in Lorraine a real friend. Maine Club ( Chairman Ways and Means ) , Glee Club. Accounting Clerical RUTH WENSKUS 181 Clark Street Cambridge " A street and virtuous soul like seasoned timber. " " Oh fine! " . . . that ' s Ruth ' s way of passing off whatever may go wrong . . . or, " No one ever takes me seriously " . . . her, the temperament that helps to live a life of joy and make a friend of the world . . . her laugh, veritable spontaneous combustion . . . hasn ' t quite decided what she wants to do. Sorority. Tinishing Secretarial JEAN I. WILLIAMS 9 VCadsworch Street Atlantic " No other counselor has she But her otvn sueel constancy. " That lovely auburn hair and band-box neatness . . . the envy of all . . . a temper that matches that hair ... a warm sense of humor . . . attrac- tive, gracious, fashionable . . . quiet, but only at first . . . always willing to lend a hand . . . longs for a Cape Cod house by the sea . . . commands the admiration of all . . . and scholastic respect. Student Council ( 1 ) . Blood Donor. Yearbook Staff. Sorority ( Correspond- ing Secretary) . Medical MARY WOTTON 2-i9 Broadway Rockland, Maine " May " " Blessed was it that dawn to be alive. But to be young was very heaven. " The original, vivacious . . . always bubbling over . . . even in Speech class ... a perpetual high honor ranker ... a most gracious manner . . . respected and liked hy all who know her . . . never too husy to do just a little mori . . . ojr Mrs. Sanford ' s psychology-class twin. Re- member. ' ' . . . We ere glad that Boston is permanently stealing her from Maine. Student Council (2). Maine Club {President), Glee Club (President). So- rority (Vice-President) , Yearbook (Asst. Editor-in-chief), junior Class President. Executive RUTH WOTTON 249 Broadway Rockland. Maine " Play not with the maiden hair For each ringlet there is a snare. " A winning personality . . . " be friendly " is her motto . . . delightful ac- cent . . . always running and dashing hither and yon . . . bothered by nothing, she ' s forever in high spirits . . . loves to slide around the floors in the hallowed halls of Fisher ... a keen promoter of the State of Maine . . . she 11 argue as long as anyone else will . . . and keep a-curling her hair. Student Council, Maine Club. Yearbook Staff. Sorority. Finishing Secretarial ELEANOR LEIGHTON 30 Mountain Street Camden, Maine " Ellie Lou " " There is magic in numbers. " As effervescent and spirited as they come . . . she ' s always ready for fun, but equally as ready to buckle down to work when the circumstances de- mand . . . quick to retort to any remark with a twinge of wit and a twinkle in her blue eyes. Maine Club. junior Accotmtant RUTH MAYER " 4 ' ' ' ' " P ' West Roxbury " The secret of success Is the constancy of purpose. " Pleasant smile . . . faithful to homework . . . vivacious . . . scholastically haunted by an inferiority complex ... but her success proves it a pure fantasy of the mind . . . intends to continue training . . . shorthand her greatest bane . . . missed from our second semester shorthand classes . clings to radio at the merest suggestion of a storm waiting for the " No School " signal. Clerical RUTH MILLS Phillips Maine " Those about her From her shall read the perfect ways of honour. " Quiet . . . reserved . . . with a touch of charm . . . " What ' s for dinner? " . . . " I ' m in B Class " . . . particularly indebted to for her unassuming helpfulness and friendliness . . . Ruthie is petite, shy and as nice as they come . . . conscientious . . . diligent and yet always ready for a good time . . . keeps her brothers in the service happy with mail and pack- ages. Maine Club. Secretarial 117 Summer Street JEAN PURDON " Moderation, The noblest gift of Heaven. " Calm, cool and collected . . . many forced vacations Maiden a cantankerous appendix . . . frail and a bit fragile finish in the Medical Course. .hopes to return some day to Special Phillips MYRLYN WILDER " In your eyes 1 read companionship: You are my friend. " one who actually liked bookkeeping Reserved but friendly liked cigarettes left open in the pack for more than an hour one but two, Ruth and Myrlyn physically frail. Maine Club. Maine . dis- never displays remarkable courage tho ' Special Thank You . . . To our Patrons, to our Boosters, to our Advertisers, to all those who have cooperated in any way, we should like to express our gratitude. Personally to the Staff I should like to say, " Thank you. " No word of thanks could possibly repay them for the hours of labor they have put in to make this Yearbook your pride and joy. Time and work have been no consideration; no effort has been too great. To each and every one of you I say, " Thank you, sincerely. " — Faculty Advisor REVELATION THE CHILD ' S PRAYER The evening light fell o ' er the room, The child knelt by his bed, We crept up close to hear his prayer. To hear just what he said. " Dear God, " he spoke in childish tones, " I want to pray for Dad. You see, he ' s gone away to fight. I ' m lonesome and I ' m sad. " One day he kissed my mom and me, And then he went away. He may be gone a long, long time, I heard my mommy say. " Dear God, I know he had to go. He had to go and fight, To make this world a peaceful place Where everything ' s all right. " Protect him, God, and guide him. Wherever he may be. And let him know I ' m anxious For his return to me. " The shadows lengthened o ' er his room, His prayer made us sad. And then we knelt and said a prayer, A prayer for Johnny ' s dad. — Marjorie Ritchie ' 45 TO THE TYPE ' WRITER Cold, steel, typewriter Squattingly stolid, black and grim with icy fingers. Wickedly leering with your manifold black teeth. Defiant, unyielding, crouching machine, Never fully conquered by my hands. Why do you sit back on your heels and laugh at me? I hate you and your coolness, and compla- cency, I hate the darkness of your sinister, ugly heart, Even though you should one day allow The manuals of my brain to win a bit. Ever lurks " mistake " within your bosom. How sneakingly you will imprint it on the page. Then sit back and laugh your dull metallic laugh! Hammer, hammer, wrench, wrench, You too must come to aid! Smash in metal, break, disjoint, Tear out the vitals from its belly And let the ugly pieces lay In black, broken bits before my feet! There! ' Tis but a scrap heap now. What is it that makes you want to laugh, And makes you long to explore the grassy path That leads you through the village. And to the vast beyond, where the sky and sage Are laid out for all wanderers to behold; What will it be when it is told? What gives that feeling of awe That lifted your heart, when you first saw The sun and sky and open fields? These things reminding you of foaming seas and ships ' keels, And freedom, happiness and peace. With the clouds hovering o ' er as a lamb ' s white fleece. Your spirit is light and you feel like soaring. As a boat floating gently at its mooring. The breeze brings to your ears The song of angels, as sunset nears; And as the angels softly sing. With a sudden revelation you discover it is Spring. — Marie Costa ' 45 — Esther Naus ' 46 JUNIOR BOOSTERS JUNIOR CLASS Our first big class event was the Junior Prom in February with dancing to the smooth music of Chappy Arnold. The high light of the evening was when the fashion and style expert from Jordan ' s, Mr. Heller- man, from Hellerman ' s Beauty Salon, and three servicemen chose as Junior Prom Queen, Maureen Hines; and as her court, Marjorie Sweeney as most demure; Janet Pratt as most natural; Nancy Wilkins as most poised and Sally Johnson as prettiest. In April we entertained our mothers at a tea so that they might become acquaint- ed with one another, the faculty and the school. Marilyn Marshall was elected Presi- dent to replace Maureen Hines, who changed to a one-year course in March. Now as June is here, we find ourselves looking forward to stepping into the shoes of the Seniors, with the hope that we may be able to fill them as well as they have. GLEE CLUB On September 12, just one day after school had begun, a large group of girls gathered in the Ballroom. Under the direction of Miss Friswell, their voices were tested and they were assigned to parts. At Christmas, the Glee Club united with the Dramatic Club to produce the annual Christmas Pageant. Two performances were given and everyone who saw them proclaimed them successful. Throughout the year, the Glee Club con- tributed to the school assemblies with songs to fit the occasion. One of the high- lights of the year was an all-musical assembly held the first part of March. The Lenten season was climaxed by a Lenten assembly at which time the club sang as a unit. The season closed, as it had been started, by the Glee Club singing at the graduation. OFFICERS MARY WOTTON President WILMA KOZAK Vice-President JANET PRATT SecnUry JOYCE GARLAND Treasurer ANITA TUFFJN Librarian DRAMATIC CLUB Anyone who happened to pass the Ballroom any Thursday afternoon, would have seen girls enacting scenes from many and varied skits. A great deal of pleas- ure was derived from the presentation of the Christmas Pageant which was held in conjunction with the Glee Club. Next in their endeavors was a skit entitled, " Among Us Women. " This provided a hilarious assembly for the Student Body. Next on the list of activities came the big event of the season — the performance at the Playhouse. The en- thusiasm of all the girls who took part helped make the performance a successful production. During the year, this club went to Chinatown for supper and then to the Lenten Drama, " Pilate ' s Daugher, " to see one of its members, Mary Floyd, a member of the cast. This as an evening that everyone will always remember. OFFICERS ELIZABETH SAVAGE President DORIS JACOBSEN THOMASINE SIMONE. Vice-President Secretary Treasurer NANCY SIMEONE. THE MAINE CLUB The " baby " organization in school is the Maine Ckib. Because there is such a large number of Maine Girls attending Fisher, a club was arranged by the Fishers for occasional get-togethers for the girls from the " Pine Tree State. " There have been many functions and social meetings including a dance at the school, an interesting tour of Boston, dinner in Chinatown, and a Christmas project for the children at a settlement house. Plans for a theater party, a picnic, and many other novel experiences, which will help us become more familiar with Boston, are under discussion. We have drawn up a constitution as an aid for future " Maine Clubs " and we sincerely hope that all " Clubs to be " will be as » interesting and successful as the first. JOAN BAUM BERYL BERRY MARY WOTTON OFFICERS Vice-President President Secretary ELINOR LEIGHTON .Treasurer WAR STAMPS At the beginning of the year a girl was appointed from each homeroom to collect money with which to buy war stamps. A competitive spirit prevailed, as the room collecting the most money during the week was allowed to display a flag as a reward for its achievement. Every once in a while a report of stamp sales was filed with the Treasury Department, and we were all anxious that Fisher should stand high on the list of those schools which were also selling stamps. We all realized that buying stamps was our way of helping to end the war, while at the same time we were building up a little nest egg for ourselves. We are all grateful for the assistance of Mrs. Fritz as our advisor. COLLECTORS JEANETTE SHAMITZ Rooms 31 and 32 TOBA BRICKMAN Room 33 EILEEN SUTHERLAND Room 41 JACQUELYN JEFTS Room 43 JANET WIGGINS Library SORORITY Dues, attendance, ranks . . . everything in order? Gamma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Iota International Honorary Business Sorority once again draws to a close a very successful year. The year ' s activities included business and social meetings every month; a bowling party, with all older members present; a penny sale, which brought pleas- ing results for the committee ' s hard work; a semi-formal Christmas dance; and the annual rush party. Then, at last, the members had their week with the new pledges. It was quite a spectacular sight to see the pledges with their hair in pugs, socks and high heels, skirts on upside down, in- side out, and the usual " Blue Bow. " For the grande finale, a banquet was given at the Myles Standish Hotel and with this the ritual of initiation. OFFICERS PATRICIA CHURCHI-r.Y President M A K Y WO ' ITON Vice-President JI ' AN WILLIAMS. LILLI;N SIITI1I;I LANI Sccrcl.irics MARY SI I HA Plcdne Captain MAUDi; BROWN Historian AIIOKMY JLVNi; Chaplain STUDENT COUNCIL The Student Council completed its third year of active service. Consisting of twenty-eight members of the student body, it cooperated with Miss Macdonald and Miss Friswell of the faculty in enforcing regulations with regard to social and disciplinary matters. To insure smooth sailing, the demerit system was clarified, as was the " cut " system. A Flower Fund was organized so that flowers could be sent to the families of our students in the time of bereavement. October found the Council busy with plans for a dance for servicemen held at the Crystal Ballroom of the Hotel Kenmore the first week in November. As a " veteran " council, we were honored to serve tea to the newly-formed Somerville Council. Before we knew it, we were choosing caps and gowns and planning graduation festivities — the end of an- other year of Student Council activity. OFFICERS ISABEL HEYWOOD DORIS JACOBSEN MARJORIE SWEENEY Pics: lie lit Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer YEARBOOK upon peering into the library any Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 you would see the Yearbook Staff working laboriously. Our Literary Staff in one corner struggling over class write-ups and proof reading; our Advertising Committee in another corner prying into the inner recesses of their various and assorted minds for possible prospective advertisers; in the center of the room, the Business Man- ager and her colleagues counting and recounting the available (and sometimes non-existent) funds; and finally, scattered groups of two ' s and three ' s writing witty class prophecies, historic class wills and momentous history. Well, maybe this is a slight ex- aggeration, but in any event, with the guidance of our somewhat frantic and harassed advisor, plus those welcomed ads and other money-raising " orgies, " you have between these covers, the re- sult of the 19 i5 Yearbook Staff ' s efforts. STAFF PATRICIA CIinRCHLEY Editor MARY WOl ' ION Assistant liditor nORO ' IIlY MARSHALL Assistant liditor JliSSli; Ml INN Assistant liditor MARJORIK R ITCHIE Business Manager ISABI I. HHYWOOD Literary liditor I;||.I:i;N Sinill-RI.AND Assistant literary liditor NANC:Y HI ' Wri ' T Assistant Literary liditor MAI mi; BROWN Art liditor VIR(,INIA rharoon, JANI-r MAIIAR Adtertising Managers MARJORIi; SWIil ' NEY Junior liditor THE FISHER FLASHES It would be hard to give any one jjerson the credit for the success our " Fisher Flashes " has enjoyed this year. The paper was successful because the staff worked hard and because we had the loyal support of the students. It must be admitted that the gathering of news was at times rather tedious and most of the time the paper was " run off " the day before distribution. And the talent that was uncovered!! How we were amused by Jeanette Shamitz ' s drawings of " Flossie Fisher. " The various and sundry pieces of poetry, and our devastating gossip columns were something out of this world. The fashions gleaned from its pages were indeed helpful in discovering what the well-dressed secretary should wear. When we think of the things we liked most about school at Fisher, we are sure to re- member the " FISHER FLASHES. " STAFF EILEEN SUTHERLAND Editor BRIDGET BENEVENTO Junior Editor PATRICIA CHURCHLEY News Editor JEANETTE SHAMITZ Art Editor ALUMNAE This year might be considered a triumph for the Alumnae — it marks the completion of our first lap as an organized group; that is, organized with officers, bi-monthly meetings, planned and successful functions, the first year of the es- tablishment of a treasury, and another year of successful " Fisher Flashes. " Our meetings have been a pleasant variety of business and social gatherings — dis- cussions and teas. To our officers and committees, we express our thanks for a year of happi- ness; to the graduates, we extend a sincere invitation to join us in our efforts to keep our spirits alive with memories, and our school friendships intact, and to our school we are ever thankful to be her " children. " The Medical Club functions as an alumnae group. It held three meetings during the school year. At the May meeting Annette Burbank was elected president anti Anna White, secretary. The club is made up of members of the Medical classes of iyi3, i ' -Mi and 1945. OFFICERS JKANITTI- BAKKON President Ill ' I.IN Mclaughlin MaU)ONALD. .yicePresiclen MIIKII-L NADIX Secretary ANNA VJCIini; Treasurer KAIIILKINL COOIM ' H Social Commillee Patrons and Patronesses MILTON BENGIS MR. B. A. BROWN MRS. B. A. BROWN MR. and MRS. ARTHUR J. CARROLL MR. and MRS. DOMINIC CHIMINIELLO S SGT. JOSEPH CHIMINIELLO, U.S.A.A.C. MR. and MRS. FRED W. CHURCHLEY LT. PHILLIP CURCHLY MR. WILLIAM J. CUSSEN MR. and MRS. JOSEPH M. DALEY MR. and MRS. ANTHONY S. COSTA MR. and MRS. THOMAS II. DEMPSEY MR. and MRS. WILLIAM V. DUNN JOSEPH B. GANNETT MR. and MRS. A. GREGORI LT. HAROLD W. HEAL MR. and MRS. JOHN HELANDER MR. and MRS. FRANCIS C. HEYWOOD GEORGE K. HUCKINS MABEL L. JONES P.F.C. HARLAN DAVID LESTER MR. and MRS. ARTHUR S. LOCKE HALLETT N. MARSHALL F O THEODORE A. MELLOR, U.S.A.A.C. MR. and MRS. WILLIAM F. MCCARTHY MR. JOHN J. McCORiMACK MR. and MRS. M. MILLER MR. and MRS. JAMES J. O NEILL MR. EDWARD PIPES MR. and MRS. HARRY E. RITCHIE MR. and MRS. M. W. ROSENFELD MR. and MRS. RICHARD ROWLES CAPT. ROBERT C. RUSH MR. and MRS. LEON R. SHEAFF MR. and MRS. O. SIDERI MR. and MRS. HARRY A. SMITH MR. and MRS. WILLIAM H. SPENCER ATTY. and MRS. SINDLEY S. SQUIRES JOHN STEVENSON, E.M. 3 c MRS. MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN MISS RUBY F. SUTHERLAND PAUL G. SUTHERLAND MR. and MRS. RICHARD H. SUTHERLAND MR. and MRS. REGINALD TAYLOR MR. and MRS. JOHN E. TOOMEY MR. and MRS. FRANK H. WILLIAMS ENS. T. C. WOODWARD MRS. DOROTHY W. WOTTON W e ll Always Remember . . . Our first cook and her well-balanced (?) meals. The " Slugger " Plante vs. " Romeo " Appleby fist cuffs. The day Audrey McLaughlin passed three 60 ' s in typing. The risque songs sung at lunchtime. The following " identifying phrases " : " When pigs come in, debit pigs ... " " All right, you little dears, pick up your dolls and dishes ... " " Hubby always says ... " " I don ' t care how you type as long as it ' s even and accurate. " " Buenos dias, Senoritas y Senora Fisher. " Our views from the stairway of Mary Shea ' s Lieutenant. The day we had NO SCHOOL!!! Johnnie ' s first appearance in the Lunchroom. Pat ' s Georgia trip with travelogue a la Churchley. Mr. Sanford ' s mode of dictating. The day " Huck " came home for good. Miss Mac ' s unique manner of teaching. The day Dottie Marshall lost her dignity on those newly waxed floors. Mr. Myron ' s honey, cherry upside-down cakes, and tliose " one-for-every-occasion " jokes. Our " stolen " elevator rides. The Sorority dance when the Navy was forced to unpolish tlie highly polished dance floor. Tlie " unbelievable " description of Jean Williams on that New York trip. Maude Brown ' s unusual philosophy of life and men! The way Mrs. Fisher reads. Marie Costa ' s various and sundry rings. Mr. Appleby ' s red velvet jacket. The sunbathers who crop out during the Springtime. Sodas and Sundaes at the " Greeks. " The first time you worked the switchboard. The " education " gained from Medical classes. Nancy Hewett ' s story about . . . " your eyes, the way tliey look at each other. " Those unpredictable Harvard boys. Future " Astaire Rogers " dance teams practicing at noontime. Charm Classes. Those dashes to the Dorm at noontime to see who had mail. Marjorie ' s Harlan All the millions of memories, good times, and good friends made at FISHER — they ' ll last you a lifetime! " Practice Makes Perfect " — Mr. Myron ' s motto. " Why Don ' t We Do This More Often " — early dismissals. " Can ' t Get Out of This Mood " — after a test. " I Just Didn ' t Understand " — Shorthand Tests. " Don ' t Get Around Much Any More " — girls of " 45. " " Oh, What a Beautiful Morning " — Saturday. " In My Arms " — schoolbooks. " In the Blue of Evening " — homework. " I ' ve Heard That Song Before " — excuses from homework. " Don ' t Believe Everything You Dream " — honor roll. " My Shining Hour " — Two-thirty. " You ' ll Never Know " — Monday morning ' s Shorthand translation. " Smoke Gets in Your Eyes " — the cafeteria after lunch. " I ' ll Never Smile Again " — our feeling after report cards. " I Got Rhythm " — Mrs. Fritz. Commencement - Class of 45 Saturday ..SENIOR PROM (Georgian Room at Piotel Statler) Sunday . ALUMNAE RECEPTION AND TEA (118 Beacon Street at three o ' clock) Monday CLASS PICNIC Tuesday Morning CLASS DAY EXERCISES at ten o ' clock Noon ... LUNCHEON at the Lincohishire at one o ' clock DEDICATION of the Yearbook Evening GRADUATION EXERCISES at New England Mutual Hall at eight o ' clock CLASS D.4Y EXERCISES Solemn procession of Graduates Reading of Class Essays Presentation of Senior Laurels to Junior Class President Recessional GRADUATION Faculty Procession Solemn Procession of Graduates Address of Welcome Presentation of Diplomas Presentation of awards to honor students Graduation Address Recessional Kaleidoscope The song of the bird and the flowers in bloom Mean that winter is gone with its cold and its gloom; The calm of the river as it flows gently by Means the days as rough waters are all left behind. The pot of gold at the rainbow ' s end Means the storm is gone from each dreary glen; The mountain top with its flat plateau Means the rough, rocky climbing is left below. The rocky roads and the stormy days, The changes that nature ' s uncertainty plays. Are all forgotten in the joy I hear When the road is smooth and the sky is clear. And so we recall as in nature, our life Will have troubles and sorrows and days full of strife, And as in nature, the gloom will be followed By happiness, cheer and a brighter tomorrow. — Marjorie Fay Ritchie ' 45 (Author of " Good-bye " ) DOROTHY MARSHALL Best Ncili rcd SYLVIA MILLER MARY WOTTON NANCY HEWETT Best Dressed Most I ' opi lar Most Witty CARMELA CHIMINIELLO Most Likely To Sinieed AUDREY JEVNE Most I cm i nine HELEN RYAN Most Attractive BEVERLY BOSTON Most Sophisticated Down the Days ' Twas the thirteenth of September in ' 44 ' when we " little dears ' entered the door of 118 Beacon Street with our various and sun- dry " dolls and dishes " which we are still packing up and unpacking, our initi- ation into the deep, dark mysteries of ye olde time clock — little did we know just how that tyrant machine would come to rule our lives — and that familiar phrase, " Thank goodness it ' s Friday, " become so dear to our hearts. A first glance of five flights of stairs failed to faze us — exercise was good for the legs — but constant trudg- ing up and down them soon made us en- vious of the fortunate teachers whose pres- tige allowed them to use the elevator. It is our intention some day to collect insur- ance for weakened hearts and overworked muscles. Arrival at the third floor brought a deluge of hasty impressions — imagine a homeroom facing Army quarters — officers too, { remember the day we practically fell out the window watching a handsome lieu- tenant give his lady love a first-hand dem- onstration of Charles Boyer? ) Procrastination can last only so long, for academic studies became of major im- portance. The daily schedules were some- what horrifying to us, immature young gals, but in our misery we certainly had more than our share of company and soon got together to coinpare notes and buckle down to the business at hand. Why is it that secretarial work is so attractive when one is on the outside looking in.- Just sit on the boss ' s knee while the millions roll in — if it were only that simple! We don ' t under- stand even now why Mr. C arty didn ' t de- spair of trying to pound Commercial Law and Business Math into our craniums. But after all, Mr. Carty, " You can ' t get blood out of a stone. " In the midst of our beginning struggles with Mr. J. C. Allen, we took time out to breathe an d to elect our Student Council representatives and class officers. Plans for our first servicemen ' s dance brought forth bursts of enthusiasm and a rush to the bul- letin board to sign up. This social relaxa- tion was a welcome relief; and, then we were ready to set up a second front against Mr. Allen. At the same time we were get- ting knee-deep in Word Study and Grammar drills — by the way, how do you spell " su- persede and when does the question mark go inside the quotes? Thanksgiving came and went, also the first marking period, without too much ex- citement. Before we realized it, Christmas was upon us. Still somewhat awed by the beauty of the Christmas Pageant, we said " good-bye " to all our new friends. Vacation sped by and we were once again back in a jumble of comparing holi- day notes and awaiting with trembling knees our grades. Oh, the longed-for bid into Sorority! Would we or wouldn ' t we . . Later, after the lucky ones had en- dured the trials and tribulations of pledge week, (will we, or anyone else ever forget it?. ' ' ?. ' ) we attempted to settled down to Economics and Shorthand. The phrase " Book Test " became a threatening menace to our desires of mastering the art. While we struggled with the difference between the left and right " s, " the " o " and the " u, " we envied the girls who were taking ma- chine shorthand. The speed and ease with which they seemed to be able to take dicta- tion will always be a source of wonder and admiration to us. Just think of all the ex- cess energy Miss Macdonald could have saved if she hadn ' t had to beat her fists black and blue on the blackboard in Room 43 trying, perhaps in vain, to drive into our skulls the complications and exceptions which we insisted upon " dragging out " in Mr. Gregg ' s system; not to mention the fact that the Stenograph students could have been spared the fear of some day seeing the wall between the two rooms suddenly give way under that dainty miss ' s invigorating punch. The Fishers, characteristically thought- ful and intent upon the well-balancing of our education, announced that we were to be their guests at the stage play, " Kiss and Tell. " ' The eventful evening saw a group of fashionable young ladies excitingly con- versing between acts — a far cry from the bobby socks, boxy sweaters, bandannas, and general characteristics of our everyday ap- pearance. By then we should have come to know the value of the finer things in life, for hadn ' t we been ably instructed in Miss Tay- lor ' s Social Orientation class? Although we made light-hearted jests at some of the lectures, and thought the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans horrible bores, we had our more serious moments; and through them was developed in us a sense of pride in the beautiful architecture in our School — a true realization that " a thing of beauty is a joy forever. " Fisher students are always eager to sup- port activities and help the under-trodden. Was it any wonder then, that the sale of Eileen practically haunted us asking for our contributions to keep Room 31 in the lead, but her efforts were rewarded when we no- ticed our stamp books rapidly approaching the $18.75 mark. May — lush pink blossoms burst from the magnolia trees adorning our lawn and creating an illusion of grandeur into which we, as Juniors, welcomed our mothers for tea. Amidst an atmosphere of friendliness, they soon came to understand why their youthful daughters had such pride in their school. As the horrors of final exams and the long-dreaded " Book Test " loomed before us, we took grateful respite. Who will ever forget our night at " Pops " and Arthur Fiedler ' s interpretation of " Holiday for Strings " . ' Besides being entertaining, it gave the Alumnae an opportunity to look over this year ' s crop of Fisher girls. Warm weather presented an irresistible temptation to stretch out in the sun and let the cares of school life roll by unheeded. Lunchtime daily saw multitudes of students enjoying the unrestrained freedom of the Esplanade and scurrying in and out of the Greeks ' bearing cakes, ice-creams, and hot War Stamps went over so well. ' ' Poor dogs. The Seniors were so busy making plans for Class Day, Yearbook, and such, that we lowly Juniors sometimes contem- plated prolonging our lunch hour and let- ting our " superiors " have the run of the school, but soon we were brought into the plans and excitement of Class Day exercises. Our talent unmistakably displayed itself when Mary Wotton hilariously impersonat- ed Mrs. Sanford. The solemnity of the fmal program brought a sudden realization that our class would soon attain the high and dignified position of Seniors. Ours probably was not the only group of girls in Boston who eagerly closed their books for the year and departed, anticipating a summer of fun and relaxation. SENIOR YEAR September, 1945, saw the beginning of the last lap down the road of secretarial learning. When we returned once more to 118 Beacon Street, it was not to face a group of " foreigners " but to return to the old, fa- miliar faces. Of course, an occasional " greenie " did crop up but remembering our own plight, we quickly hastened to make her feel at ease — to welcome our Steno- graphic and Finishing Secretarial sisters. The first few hours of their lives were spent in a hectic turmoil trying to find where they belonged; what all those rules about " cuts, " etc., meant; and what they must and mustn ' t do. A few misunder- standings of some of the complex " RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE STUDENT BODY, " resulted in a three days ' vacation per force for some of our mates. Then, too, there was something else to which we must adjust ourselves — having some form of chicken every day for lunch. On Monday it was roast chicken; Tuesday, chicken crocjuettes; Wednesday there was a peculiar taste of chicken in the salad; Thursday, creamed chicken on toast; and Friday, chicken of the sea. After cryitig for weeks for plasma upon leaving the cafeteria, we were finally rescued from our fate by Mrs. Jennings whose cooking delights the soul. Many of the girls who had previously had to leave home at the inhimian hour of seven to be in school on time, could now catch extra beauty sleep. Fisher had procured a dormitory. Florence Hall was to be the travelers ' home for the coming year. We wonder how many prospective wives instead of secretaries will be the re- sult of their venture into the fine art of housekeeping. Our social life was not neglected. On November 4, we were the guests of the Fishers at a dance held at the Hotel Ken- more. Indeed, it was the night when President Roosevelt was in Boston — we were certainly " in the swim " — Roosevelt and Fisher on the same night! Nor did it take long for us to get caught up in the whirl of studies. Last year all we heard was " C " Class, " B " Class, and " A " Class. Now it was upon us — would we ever survive the ordeal.- ' New among our courses was Speech; and in spite of our- selves, we discovered it was fun to make public talks, give demonstrations, and read poetry with relish and appreciation. Another month — turkeys, cranberry sauce and cider; ducking for apples and an- other few days ' vacation. Our Thanksgiv- ing assembly brought us Dr. Tehyi Hsieh, a witty and animated personality — How we did enjoy him! It seemed as though we turned out to be publicity seekers — the daily commuters picked up their newspapers one morning to be startled by a picture of various " dorm " girls garbed in pajamas and fur coats. We could hardly get to school soon enough to discover the why ' s and wherefore ' s of the situation. A fire had demolished the lounge and threatened to do further damage, but fortunately it was checked. Still we had school! For days afterwards, curious spec- tators stuck their heads in the lounge door between classes to gaze sorrowfully at the wreckage. However, a band of clever painters worked several months repairing, and the finished product is as attractive as ever. Just before Christmas, a " Penny Sale " was sponsored by the Sorority. Mr. Sanford proved to be a very able auctioneer. Many people were fortunate enough to win lovely things — a help to their Christmas shopping. Time flew by and the Yuletide spirit again prevailed. This year the pageant was as inspiring as ever and the girls singing carols with lighted candles in their hands presented a lovely vision on the staircase. The Sorority held its Christmas Dance, complete with gaily decorated canteen to add a festive note. The New Year arrived with a rush of changing schedules, queer-sounding medi- cal terms, the complaint of the Executives that " all we do is type " (but they lived to learn! ) , and the new CHARM class. " From ugly ducklings to smooth glamour girls in ten easy lessons " was the new cry at the Fisher School. Appreciatively we attended the Sym- phony on Saturday evenings, sincerely en- deavoring to prove to Mr. Sanford that we were becoming cultured young ladies. But ah, how much more enthusiastically did we accept his invitation to attend the " Ice Capades " ! Friday afternoon teas gave us some- thing to look forward to — the girls at the Dormitory played hostess to their com- muter-classmates, a welcome relaxation after a harrowing week. We bade farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Ap- pleby and welcomed Mr. and Mrs. MacKay and Johnnie — the lad who won all our hearts with his red hair and big blue eyes. March — the traditional month for Moth- ers ' Tea, and this year was no exception; in fact, there was a new addition — a new tea table, Mr. Albert ' s pride and joy, to replace the formerly used " plank across two saw horses " arrangement. The Glee Club en- tertained in its ever-excellent manner; " The Lost Chord " received special mention, for in this rendition the group proved that the piece could be done without male voices; and commendably it was done! Through all these social functions the thought of the Twenty-five Letter Test in- evitably loomed its ugly head. Suffice it to say, we all came through with " flying colors " — or at least, we came through. Meanwhile, the experiments at the Labora- tory — adept dissections, analyses of human functions, etc. — continued to bewilder the student body at large. Spring found us proving beyond a doubt that we had certainly acquired glam- our. It was a dignified group of girls that attended the Fashion Show and Tea at Filene ' s. Yes, it was indeed spring. The air became warm and pleasant; the sight of the blue Charles, the green Esplanade, and the early spring blossoms put us in a per- fect mood for the ever-delightful night at " Pops. " Arthur Fiedler was at his mag- nificent best and it was becoming more and more difficult for us to express our appreci- ation to the Fishers for their generosity. The feeling of helplessness became more pronounced as June and graduation came into view. That last memorable week of school is something we will never forget. First came our Prom at the Hotel Statler. This was the last prom that we could call ours, and it will stand out as the nicest dance of our career at Fisher. Sunday, a bit groggy at first because of the late night before, we were guests of the Alumnae at a Reception and Tea. What a lovely time we had and how proud to know that soon we would be ALUMNAE — members of such a fine organ- ization. Then the Pi:nic. It has been said that everyone loves a picnic, and we set out to prove it that day. Many a girl went home that night tired out from much fun and laughter, but also with a feeling that we had something else to add to our ever- growing book of memories. It was a solemn and impressive moment when the Senior Class of 1945 marched for the last time into the Ballroom to celebrate our Class Day. There were few who were not touched by that intangible, inexpress- ible feeling of awe when our president, Marjorie Ritchie, presented the Senior Class banner to the Junior Class President, Marilyn Marshall; and with the solemn dedication of this year ' s SEMMA to E. H. Fisher, co-founder of the School. We re- alized, as if for the first time, what Fisher meant to each one of us; how much we al- most hated to go. And suddenly we were standing on the threshold of that for which we had worked, some for one year, some for two years, the goal toward which we had set our hearts and minds. We were equipped with the finest tools for obtaining that goal. Because of the warm-hearted interest, the zeal and the endeavor of the Fishers, and the faculty, we were ready to set forth, to work for, and finally to achieve success in our chosen fields. We say " good-bye " with a feeling of regret and joy — Regret because we are leaving what has been our life for the past year or two, and with joy because we know we will succeed; for Fisher has taught us how to be loyal and sincere, and these are the ways of success. — Jessie Munn Alyce McCormack Eileen Sutherland Jean Williams Nancy Hewett And Now Tomorrow THE YEAR 1950 THE PLACE Aboard the " Luxuriana " THE CHARACTERS— Marie Costa and Patricia Churchley Through the efforts of a crystal ball, Madame LaCosta has accumulated her for- tune; and, having fulfilled her desire to mar- ry well, Patricia (Curchley) Van Rock is trying to get away from it all. Together these fair damsels go looking for greener pastures. Amidst cheering throngs and happy goodbyes, the Luxuriana pulls away from Dock 118 in New York Harbor. Standing on the Promenade, Marie and Pat wave gaily to chic Maude Brow n who has achieved her fame as a fashion designer here in New York. Slowly the ship passes Staten Island, the Statue of Liberty, and then out into the broad Atlantic. At last we have begun our long, well-planned cruise around the world. It should be thrilling and exciting. We hope to visit South American, Europe, Asia, and The Orient. No sooner have we set- tled ourselves in the deck chairs, than the captain races by. A loud commotion arises from the hold — a stowaway. Who? Why Audrey McLaughlin, mischievous as ever, off to foreign soil in search of that perfect job. As time passes, we notice how warm and sunnv the climate has become. We are passing the beautiful tropical islands of the West Indies. The coloring of the water is gorgeous, varying from light jade green and pale blue to deep purple. Tall, black rods and green sea-fans wave gracefully to and fro from the floor of the ocean. Our first stop is Nassau in the Bahamas. We leave the ship for a while and spend the day visiting Freda Baker, secretary to the Duke of Windsor. Freda ' s native land is truly a tropical paradise, and we are loath to leave. Once back on board the Luxuriana, we spend the afternoon talking with Helen Ryan, the ship ' s gracious and lovely hostess, and through gossip, female chatter, and general conversation we learn about many more of our Fisher graduates. It seems that Billie Heywood is contentedly living in Gloucester with her husband, family and sailboat. Elizabeth McHugh has advanced steadily to become head technician at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington. Enid Kirshen is living in Kentucky part of the year training and entering her thorough- breds in the Kentucky Derby. Helen also informs us that Ellen Maddocks is the beau- tician here on board ship, and that perhaps she, too, has had news from some of our other classmates. Yes, EUie has recently heard through one of her customers that Margaret Toomey is head of the Commer- cial Advertising Agency in Chicago, and that Marjorie Moulton is the petite model for the bit of healthful vim and vigor which advertises " Wheaties " on the bill- boards. Not too many of our old friends con- ' 4 tinued along in the business lines! How- ever, Robertine Mayo now is branch mana- ger of the Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Alice Caldwell is still report- ing the Cosmotologist Conventions. By the way, Ruth Johnson has been selected as the outstanding hair stylist and model at these conventions. During the night we have slowly crept into the beautiful All-Saints Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This city is magnificently situated on a mountain-bordered bay and is one of the most imposing water-front cities in the world. When we heard that the Luxuriana planned to stop here, we thought at once of seeing Frannie Johnson. We re- ceived a royal welcome at her home and refreshed ourselves in the cool green patio. Frannie ' s husband is an aeronautical en- gineer for the Continental Corporation. From Rio we start across the Atlantic to Europe. During the three days that we are crossing, we amuse ourselves on board ship with the many games, parties and dances that are always in progress. In one of our more leisure moments, we sit down to rest and read. The Trans-Oceanic Clip- per (on which Cathleen McCaffrey is the hostess) has just passed over and dropped us the daily newspapers from the States. It certainly seems good to see the news and gossip of Back Bay once more. In our fa- vorite column, " Gossip About Town, " (the by-line says Agnes Parson ) we see where the Morning Musicales, now under the sponsorship of Miss Dorothy Cunningham, have begun their twenty-second season. Why, there ' s a great deal of news about people we konw! The Dean of Women at Radcliffe, Elizabeth Sherman, announces the opening of the new dormitory on the first of October. Mrs. Ladd Andrew Gib- bons ( Janet Mahar) of Marlbourgh Street, has charge of the Greater Boston Red Cross Fund this year. Louise Squires ' husband. Pastor of " The Little Church Around the Corner, " delivered an inspiring talk to his parishioners last Sunday. Here on page 1 is an article about Eileen Sutherland — the Democratic Representative from Massachu- setts. Under the announcements of the com- ing artists at Symphony Hall, we see " Jes- sie Munn, the foremost virtuoso of the ' cello. " On the Juvenile Activities page we read about a performance of " Hansel and Gretel " given by the youngsters at Fay Locke ' s School; the lead is played by Ada- bell Gibbs ' two children, ages three and four. Here it is — Europe at last. Of course London is the first city which we must visit. The London Tower, Big Ben, the Thames River, Picadilly Square, the Houses of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace are all thrilling and awe-inspiring. In our travels through the city, we meet Jean Harrison on her honeymoon! Out- side the London Opera House we see the poster announcing that Beverly Taylor is giving a return engagement of " Les Contes d ' Hoffmann " tonight. Back on board ship again, we quickly cross the English Channel and weigh an- chor at Le Havre, France. From here we go by land to Parie — gai Parie, with its Arch de Triumphe, Eiffel Tower, beautiful Cathedrals, and latest feminine fashions. For our new spring ensemble we are off to see Mme. Di Battista, a noted couturiere. Nor- ma shows us some of the best in French de- signs. Her fashions are known the world over. Why here in Harper ' s Bazaar, we see Audrey Jevne and Virginia Reardon (both Harry Conover Cover Girls) wearing some of Norma ' s latest suits. There ' s an article, too, about Delorise Spencer and her fashion- able Western Dude Ranch. Our stay in Paris is too short a one, and we are soon off to Spain, Portugal, and into the beautiful Mediterranean. We saw Evelyn Mountain in Madrid. Evelyn is studying the Latin in- fluence in today ' s fashions. Along the Mediterranean in southern France and Italy is the Riviera — world- renowned for its bewitching beauty. There we spend a few nights at the exclusive re- sort villa run by Jean Williams. Here, too, lies the equally famous Monte Carlo — the no torious gambling casino. The charm and fascination of the game have proven allur- ing to such adventurers as Ina Bebchick and Sylvia Miller. We decide to leave the Luxuriana for a few months and travel overland to visit some of the capital cities of central Europe. Bern, Switzerland, an exceedingly pictur- esque town is first on our itinerary. We spend a charming but rugged afternoon ski- ing on the Alps with Virginia Smith, an in- ternationally known instructor. Bravely we travel on to Berlin with its government still controlled in part by the allied powers of the world. Emma Merill graciously es- corts us through the enormous Decoding Department of the provisional government where she is at present working. Our stay in Warsaw was made more delightful when we heard Helen Gallagher ' s latest concerto from the stage of the Champs Elysees. And then, it ' s on to Moscow for a tete a tete with Mary Wotton, diplomatic attachee, and a stop en route to visit Esther Helander in Sweden — finally getting her fill of Swedish cooking. She had had as dinner guests the previous week Ruth Mills and MyrLyn Wilber who are just traveling. Mary is covering the fifth annual meeting of the United Nations. Ruth Wotton, we hear, is assistant district attorney back in New York. Mary recently heard from Ruth that Kathryn Dempsey ' s new book, " The Art of Good Manners, " has become a tre- mendous success. It seems, too, that Car- mela Chiminiello has political aspirations and is planning to run for the Senate this fall. We journey southward now and head back to our ship. Our last stop is Vienna on the beautiful blue Danube. This roman- tic and poetical city is the home of Helen Halpern and her husband, a successful young doctor who is studying under some of the great Austrian specialists. We wonder as we climb the gangplank once more, if any of our classmates stayed in the United States. But then, we remem- ber that Connie Morse is running two va- cation camps in the Pine Tree State of Maine; and, that Marjorie Ritchie, a coun- try gentlewoman in Vermont, is writing poignant verse on American family life. Evelyn Kadis, too, is still living in Boston, on Commonwealth Avenue, where her doc- tor-husband has his office. Bernice Pynn has just recently returned North to her home in Nova Scotia after successfully es- tablishing a publishing house in Boston, while Beverly Boston has travelled South of the Border to reside on the Carribean Coast of Mexico. The Midwest has attract- ed Ruth McCleary who has migrated to Missouri. Our trip from Trieste down the Adri- atic Sea to Cairo is enchanting but unevent- ful. However, at our stop in Mecca, Arabia, we found Betty D ' Angelo helping the King of Arabia straighten out his offi- cial records. Betty is now an efficient cer- tified public accountant. She informed us that Ruth Poole is teaching " advanced cor- poration bookkeeping " at the Bentley School. Journeying from the Red Sea to Ran- goon in Burma, we spent a great deal of our time listening to the broadcasts from the States. It seems a long while since we have been home, and on this last lap of our trip, our thoughts seem to be homeward bent. This morning we heard Nancy Hewett ' s " Breakfast Broadcast. " It certainly is a riot. The sponsors are the " Cheerio Oats " people. Madeline Guarino now owns that concern. In our opinion Jackie Jefts and Claire Toomey are sensational in the television field. They seem to be on all the top-notch programs. Speaking of top-notch perform- ances, Lucy Gregori has risen to great heights on the legitimate stage and opens this evening on Broadway. Eva Booras is amusing the dinner trade at " Cafe Society Uptown. " Down on 43rd Street Ann Sideri has been added to the teaching staff of Ar- thur Murray ' s studio. While glancing through the Neti Yorker we find two familiar face. Grace Ingalls is model- ing eye-glasses for the American Optical Company, and Ruth Mayer, although work- ing as a technician at Tufts Medical School, is posing for tooth paste ads for the Pepso- dent people. From Rangoon we plan to take the China Clipper on this last part of our journey home. While getting our baggage weighed and checked in for the flight, we met Sylvia Rubinoff, hostess on this Hawaii- Burma hop. Sylvia asks us about our trip and we certainly have much news to tell. She has had news, too, from home. Cath- erine Sullivan is executive manager for United Air Lines, and in the latest edition of " Popular Mechanics " Sylvia saw where Margaret Nelson, Alyce McCormack, and Lillian Gerson all had new inventions on the market. Their displays of genius ran from business machines to household fix- tures. As the Clipper slides gracefuU into Honolulu Bay on Oahu Island, chattering native hula girls run to meet us. Bedecked with leis and flowers of the brightest colors, we step out into the warm, sun-kissed land of Hawaii. This island paradise is the home of Mary Shea. Still very much air-minded, Mary now flies her own Aeronca. Betty Floyd has also made the Islands her home, and is studying some of the native dancing technique. On our way once more, we anxiously watch the endless miles of the blue Pacific stretch before us. We think nostalgically of all we have seen and done, of the friends we have made, and more particularly of all the old friends we have seen once again. Suddenly, the Golden Gate, massively ma- jestic, comes into view. San Francisco — we are home at last! While in sunny California, we are lured to Hollywood to see Nancy Simeone who entertains for us at an " a la Elsa Maxwell " party. In Hollywood, also, we see Beryl Berry whose husband is on the inside at MGM photographing. Beryl informs us that Lorraine Violette is now running her father ' s plumbing business with great suc- cess. At a resort-hospital for veterans here in California, we look up Avis Guild and Muriel Steele who are doing wonders for the men with their efficient methods and cheerful dispositions. They tell us about Susan Hadley who comes periodically to entertain the men with scenes from her comic roles. Much as the California clime appeals to us, we must go home. Flying over the high Sierras and the prairie states, across the Mississippi to New York, once again we think back on our trip and marvel at the varied courses the lives of the ' 45 Fisher graduates have taken. In the midst of the throes of attending to our baggage, we are descended upon by the effervescent, still energetic, and still bustling Dorothy Marshall. Dorothy is on a rush trip from Johns Hopkins to a New York hospital with a very rare serum from her own laboratory. She tells us that her outstanding student is Toba Brickman ' s nephew. He is extremely fond of his old- maid aunt who is financing his University education. Jean Purdon is Dorothy ' s assist- ant. We head for Connecticut where we spend the night with Theresa Carroll, a most competent housewife. The next morn- ing we leave for Boston . . . home! In the South Station we run into Ruth Wenskus rushing to work at the State House where she is secretary to the Governor. We make plans to meet her for lunch so we can tell her all the news. Now that we are back in Boston we think the world is a lovely place, but Boston is quite a world in itself. — Isabel Heywood Mary Shea Marie Costa Peggie Nelson Dorothy Marshall Catherine Sullivan Mary Floyd Know all men by these presents That ti e, the Class of 1945, being of superior mind and handsome body {despite arguments to the contrary) do here and now set forth on this scroll our Last Will and Testament. To the School: We leave our condolence for the inevi- table blow it must be to lose 84 women of our amazing calibre: our gratitude and loyalty in return for the cul- ture and learning instilled in our hearts and minds, and a lasting love which will far outlive any material pleas- tires we might provide. To the Faculty: We extend our sincere thanks for the hard days of toil and hours of patient understanding which they spent on our behalf. It is with heartfelt appreciation that we leave them. To the Juniors: We leave the status of Seniority with a fond boost to those glorious and scintillating heights, our reserved booths and soft couches in the Lunch- room, another year of nights spent bending over books of knowledge, and an outstanding example of perfec- tion! To the Dormitory: We leave an elevator to the fifth floor, telephones in each room, maid service {includ- ing breakfast in bed) and a front door key to every resident for use on late permissions. Freda Baker, our good neighbor from the Bahamas, leaves her silent manner to Anita Tuft ' in. Maude Brown leaves her blonde, sometimes curly — sometimes not — hair to any aspiring brunette who longs for golden locks. Pat Churchley leaves her on-again-off-again romances — which are apt to make life so-o-o interesting, to any girl with enough stamina to go through such " trying " ordeals. Marie Costa leaves her dietary propensities to Rose Mazzuchelli. Dorothy Cunningham leaves her dancing ability to the girl who needs it most at next year ' s Senior Prom. To Lois Hovey, Billie Heywood leaves her eagerness to enter into matrimony. Norma DiBattista wills her low-neck dresses, exotic perfumery, her assortment of shoes and the book entitled, " How to Catch a Male Through the Mail, " to any Junior who can make use of them. Audrey Jevne leaves her femininity to Eleanor Fales. Frances Johnson wills her mysterious black eyes with that " come-hither glance " to any blue-eyed Junior. Evelyn Kadis wills her lustrous black hair, which always curls, to Pat Kelley. Enid Kirshin leaves her love of horses and the great out-of-doors to Janet Wiggins. Jean Harrison leaves us wondering when she will become " Mrs. Elsemore. " Janet Mahar cannot be talked into leaving " Andy. " Elizabeth McHugh will never leave the Medical Lab. Audrey McLaughlin leaves her impish ways and unpredictableness to Bernice Porter. Ruth Mills and Connie Morse leave their room at the Dorm to any two as in- separable as they are. Jean Purdon leaves hoping to return to finish the Medical course. Bernice Pynn, our Nova Scotian friend, wills her varying coiffures for a study in " hair-dos. " Virginia Reardon leaves her gubernatorial relations to any Junior who longs for an invitation to the " Inaugural Ball. " Mary Wotton leaves her ability to land a handsome lieutenant to any Junior who is lucky enough to meet one on her Christmas vacation. To whom else would we leave such friendship as Mary Shea and Jean Williams but to that constant duo, Joyce Garland and Polly Rawlinson. Nancy Simeone leaves every ounce of her wit to any Junior girl who can sur- pass her. Elizabeth Sherman leaves all her assiduous diligence in school work to Lor- raine Beaupre. Eileen Sutherland ' s gift for debating is willed tc any five Juniors who can muster up an argument. Virginia Smith leaves her complete imperviousness to time allotments and course requirements to Joan Baum. Ellen Maddocks leaves her faith in the Navy to Speedy Green. Emma Merrill leaves wishing someone would will her a pair of riding boots. Sylvia Miller ' s figure is left to inspire all diet-intentioned Juniors. Helen Ryan hands down the decision as to who are seniors and who are not to all future Class Presidents. Marjorie Ritchie leaves her faith in the finer and nicer things in life to Esther Naus. Avis Guild, our Philadelphia lawyer, leaves her legal mind to the 1945-46 Law Classes. Beverly Taylor leaves her place as soloist in the Glee Club to Georgia Canelos. Ruth Wenskus leaves her " oh, fine " to Natalie Lopez so that the spirit of op- timism may live on! Evelyn Mountain leaves her steadfast gaze to students who have wandering eyes. Helen Gallagher leaves a map of Boston to the girls from the country, so that they will not get lost in the " Big City. " Robertine Mayo wills her ability to do homework every morning to Margaret Ivaldi. Beryl Berry leaves her sense of orderliness to Wilma Kozak. Lorraine Violette leaves the plumbing at the Dorm in first-class condition. Ruth Wotton leaves her zest for a good argument to the girl who takes her place in the cafeteria. Alice Caldwell leaves her collection of unique pocketbooks to anyone who enjoys noved accessories. Alyce McCormack leaves the New England Bus Lines to those who come from Norfolk. Ruth Johnson leaves her sweater wardrobe to anyone who can wear them as well as she. Cai-mela Chiminiello leaves her sparkling personality and exceptional ability to Dorothy Crowell. Toba Brickman wills her powers of salesmanship to the stamp girl of Room 33 so that (the room) will continue to keep the banner next year, too. Helen Halpern wills the wings that enable her to make class in the nick of time to any Junior who comes from North Station to school. Ruth McCleary leaves her preference for matrimony over school work to Pollie Rawlinson. Esther Helander leaves her giggle to Marilyn Smiley. Dorothy Marshall leaves a wealth of personality, and her effort to be dignified, hoping that next year ' s aspirant won ' t lose her footing at the crucial moment. Margaret Nelson leaves proof that Dale Carnegie wasn ' t completely right — you can forget names and still be popular. Katherine Dempsey leaves her own " little way " to next year ' s " perfect little lady. " Theresa Carroll leaves her size 3 double A shoes to Shirley Holbrook. Grace Ingalls leaves her complete disregard for attendance to those who don ' t care. Fay Locke leaves her English sailors to His Majesty ' s Navy. Ina Bebchick leaves her jewelry to make music in dull classes. Eva Booras leaves her old-fashioned blush to the " sophisticates " of the modern generation. Beverly Boston leaves her anticipation of a June wedding to all engaged Juniors. Elizabeth D ' Angelo leaves the transcription class as usual having " made the worst mess yet " (and we quote). Mary Floyd leaves her ability to stand up for her rights to any meek Junior. Lillian Gerson wills her love of music to the lunch-time jitterbugs. Lucy Gregori leaves her quiet manner to Harriet Klarfeld. Madaline Guarino leaves her work at Filene ' s to anyone who wants to make some extra pennies. Susan Hadley leaves her worries behind her. Nancy Hewett leaves whatever she has been working on, hoping it is right; but if it isn ' t, why worry? Jacquelyn Jefts leaves to her successor as a stamp collector that trying job of getting money out of her fellow roomers on Tuesdays. Ruth Mayer leaves her love of the Marines to no one — she ' ll keep it herself. Cathleen McCaffery, our " little colleen, " leaves the essence of Erin to those who search for a " Little Bit of Heaven. " Marjorie Moulton leaves her dancing feet to Dorothy Kelly. Jessie Munn leaves to some Junior her enviable ability to be always right. Agnes Parsons leaves her punctuality — 9:04 every morning. Ruth Poole leaves Math class with a furrowed brow — still puzzled. Ann Sideri leaves her temperamental manner to explode at some time when things see " just too quiet to be true. " Delorise Spencer wills her remark, " I ' m going to be an old maid, " to all future generations of girls as something to think about. Louise Squires leaves her love of popcorn to all hungry Juniors. Catherine Sullivan leaves her fifteen-minute-away home to those folks who have a two-hour trek every morning. Claire Toomey leaves to some Junior her daily stops at the Post Office and the smile she always has for a certain policeman. Muriel Steele leaves the " C Class " transcripts to next year ' s corrector with in- structions on how to be efficient. Margaret Toomey leaves a certain conductor on the 8:03 train to Margaret Bucci with the hope that next year she ' ll accomplish more. Adabelle Gibbs leaves an outline for the wardrobe of the well-dressed girl to be appended to the Book of Rules. MyrLyn Wilber leaves her sister to complete her medical work and the hope that Iris may be endowed with the physical stamina of which she had been deprived. Signed: — Patricia Churchley Mary Wotton Faye Locke Cathleen McCaffery Margaret Toomey Claire Toomey Let thy soul walk slowly. A Perfect Day When I had bands upon my teeth And scrawny legs and hair, I dreamed of the cake with chocolate drops Of princes young and fair. But childhood fancies such as these, Soon sifted out like sand, And in their stead some new ideas Which, too, have left their brand. And now that I am sweet eighteen, With straightened teeth as pay, I think of what would be my choice To spend a perfect day. It would, indeed, begin at camp, A richly colored sky Would bear a southwest sighing breeze, The freshness of July. With lunch all packed for you and me We ' d row across the lake, I ' d splash you once or twice for fun To see how much you ' d take. Tennis would be our morning ' s fun, We ' d play until the noon. And in the pine grove that I found We ' d eat and watch the loons. And what could ever please me more Than sailing past all land. To feel once more the tugging wind, The tiller wear my hand. Your sun-tanned face turned toward the sail Your smile so bright and gay. Our feelings known without those words That could never say. At five o ' clock we ' d take a swim. Perhaps we ' d have a race, You ' d laugh as I puffed out of breath And wiped your freshened face. Our evening would be lost in sound Just meant for you and me. The music tearing at our hearts. Our tear-fllled eyes no longer see. A distant walk back home this night. With only silence near Our hands meet in the thick darkness Our thoughts could know no fear. Upon returning home I ' d go To bed without delay To dream of you and all those things That made my perfect day. POLLIE Rawlinson ' 46 S OME R VI L L E ALBERT L. FISHER, B.S. Ed. Director FLORENCE ANDREW LOCKE, B.S., Ed.M. Typeiiriting., English CAROL ADAMS LANDRY Bookkeeping, Atath. Economics, Business Late. Filing, Personalit PAULINE ADAMS 21 Lakehill Avenue Arlingcoa " Polly " " A companion that is cheerful is worth gold. " Full of fun, good-natured, ready to help wherever she can ... a consci- entious worker though never a " grind. " Likes dancing, especially on Wednesday nights at the " Y. " Loves to experiment on her family with her cooking . . . pleasingly plump, she likes to eat. Main ambition — to capture a husband. Glee Club, Sorority ( Pledge Captain ) , Social Committee, Yearbook Staff, Student Council. Stenographic FLORENCE ANASTOS 140 Holland Street Somerville " Flo " " Very peppy, full of fun. A good pal to everyone. " Flo, our " Smooth Susan, " loves to dance as well as skate and swim . . . favorite color — " Marine Green. " Pet peeve is this war and homework . . . laughs and bubbles over with personality. Hopes to be a secretary to anyone answering Alan Ladd ' s description. Always a true sport and a good friend. Yearbook Staff, Student Council. Finishing Secretarial GLORIA GRACE CAMMARATA 123 Harvard Street Medford " Glo " .Always smiling, never sad, Just to know her makes one glad. " Sophisticated, tall and chic, charming, bubbling over with vitality ... a smooth and steadfast mind. Pet peeve is " catty " girls. Takes part in many sports . . . basketball, bowling, swimming. Loves to watch hockey, baseball, and football games. " Glo " will dance her way into many hearts. Clee Club, Yearbook Staff, Student Council, Social Committee (Chairman). Stenographic RITA VERONICA CAREY 16 Edgar Avenue Somerville " Riley " A lender heart, a will inflexible. " Rita ' s hobby is collecting jazz records. She likes to read books, especially mystery stories . . . ambition is to be able to make pies as good as her mother s. Pet peeve is Sinatra Swooners . . . favorite sports are bowling . .n i swimming . . . also loves brseball and football games. She is a diligent and conscientious student. Her loveaHe, quiet way has won many friends for her at school. Social Committee. Finishing Secretarial DORIS MILDRED CARPINELLA 2 59 Main Street Medford " Dot " " When fun and duty clash. Let duty go to smash! " Doris ' sparkling eyes catch your attention ... a sweet end charming girl, gay, light-hearted, and full of fun. Pet peeve — homework. Favorite ho ' . bies— art and piano . . . hard work on shorthand and typing has now taken precedence. Likes to dance and go to parties. Ambition — to be harpy. Object of her affections . . . the Navy!!!! lishcr Flashes (Sketch Editor), Yearbook Staff (Art Editor). Stenographic DORIS ELLEN COMERFORD 219 Broadway Arlington " David " " Laughter here, laughter there, Fun and frolic everywhere. " A dry remark, a hearty laugh, a winning smile . . . " David " is well liked by everyone for her pleasant manner and willingness to help in everything . . . especially in all school activities. Loves jitterbugging, sewing, and photography . . . detests high heels and hats ... is a firm lover of sport clothes. One weakness . . . food, and plenty of it. Glee Club. Fisher Flashes. Sorority (Parliamentarian), Yearbook Staff. Social Committee. Stenographic RUTH BARBARA CROSHAW 65 Ashland Street Medford " Ruthie " " Happy am 1: from care I ' m free, Why aren ' t they all contented like me? " A charming and attractive girl, with a merry heart ... a cheerful coun- tenance . . . likes tennis, swimming, and dancing. Pet peeve is any alarm clock that goes off before ten in the morning. Chief weaknesses . . . Crosby and Sinatra records. Hobbies . . . interior decorating ( on paper ) . photography, and collecting perfumes. Ruthie is our school butterfly. Her heart the Navy! Fisher Flashes, Yearbook Staff ( Photography Editor ) . Stenographic MARY ELAINE CROWLEY 72 Rawson Road Arlington " Men may come and men may go. But 1 go on forever. " Elaine is our " Irish colleen " ... no false charm has this gracious young lady, with her fine sense of humor and ready laugh. Roller skating and dancing are rated tops with her . . . the Bal-A-Roue attracts our Elaine, who is seldom left to skate alone. Her hobby is collecting records . . . pet peeve is seeing people being embarassed. Her accomplishment, so far, has been singing. She has a weakness for hot fudge sundaes. Glee Club, Fisher Flashes, Yearbook Staff, Social Committee. Stenographic HELEN MARIE FITZGERALD 23 Berwick Road Medford " Fitzi " " Always happy, never sad. Full of pep, but never had. " All-around girl, sparkling personahty, full of humor, natural flare for wit, radiates warmth and friendliness, " uniform " devotion. Hobbies — horse- back riding, basketball . . . also enjoys a good book. Weaknesses — Bing Crosby ' s singing, chewing cough drops, and her famous pipe. Pet peeve, conceited people. Would like to be a Junior Hostess. Ambition — to hitchhike across the country. Yearbook Staff (Humor Editor). Stenographic RITA ANN GOVIN 1 Coolidge Pkce Cambridge " The peal of her laughter spreads gaiety and joy. " Singing ranks tops with Rita . . . hopes some day to take singin g les- sons . . . also enjoys dancing, swimming, and howling. Not very " LUCKY " m love. Regular question box. Collecting movie stars ' pictures and read- ing, especially drama, are her hobbies. Keeps all amused with her tall tales. Pet peeve, swooning girls. Guiding interest — to become an expert accountant. Glee Club, Social Committee (Decorating). Finishing Secretarial SALLY HAZELTINE 15 Temple Street Arlington " uill not budge lor no man ' s pleasure. " Small and pleasingly plump . . . energetic and resourceful. " Sally can do it " has become a stock phrase among both teachers and students. And she does it! . . . willingly and graciously. Has the most unusual way of cocking one eyebrow and saying, " Oh, really. ' " Detests nickname " Sal " and will explode at being called " Sarah. " " Men can wait, " says Sally . . . but don ' t let that fool you . . . her main ambition is to have six children. Fisher Flashes, Glee Club, Yearbook Staff (1) (Editor-in-Chief), Blood Donor, Secretarial HELEN F. HOFFMANN 36 Franklin Street Medford " Martha " " Witty and bright, Teacher ' s delight. " Pet peeve — waitress clearing table before customers have finished. Am- bition — to become private secretary to the president of a large company with her name on the door of her own office. Intelligence plus . . . fine character . . . neat and nice . . . efficient and accurate in everything she doES . . . academic ability, but still has a fine sense of humor. Bowling is her hobby. Loves to stay up late and roam around. Glee Club, Yearbook Staff (Literary Editor), Sorority (Historian) , Student Council ( President ) . Finishing Secretarial DORA A. HORAN 905 Kassuth Street Bridgeport, Connecticut " Dee " " Few things are impossible to diligence and skill, " Capable, sensible, efficient . . . has a sunny disposition. Is always will- ing to help anyone at any time. Has lots of initiative. Roller skating, writing letters, and reading are her favorite pastimes . . . character analysis is her hobby. Hopes to join the Cadet Nurse Corps after graduation and then become a nurse in a children ' s hospital. Sorority (President) , Glee Club, Social Committee. Finishing Secretarial RITA CECILIA LEHAN 6 Berwick Road Medford " Ree " " Her smile is the silver lining of a dark cloud. " Friendly and cooperative . . . always helpful . . . sunny disposition . . . ready smile. Dislikes selfish people. Loves roller skating . . . enjoys dancing and bowling . . . favorite pastime — movies. Weakness for tall, blond marines. " Spud " girl. Hopes to be an airplane hostess first . . . then marry a marine and live happily ever after in his palace. Glee Club. Stenographic MARY LICHOULAS 70 lowlc Street Wo " : urn " Mamie " " She is gay, yet she is shy. And there is mischief in her eye. " I ' ritndly and quiet with a winsome smile . . . studious and always tries U) be helpful. Likes music, swimming, tennis, and howling. Enjoys a last hockey game. Her hobby is collecting picture post cards. Ambition . . . to become a hair stylist. Supports the LI. S. Post Office with her ' tters overseas. Stenograj.hic EVELYN LOUISE MAHONEY 8 Lincoln Street Somerville " Ducky " " Real worth requires no interpreter. " Reserved, yet friendly . . . quiet, yet charming . . . Evelyn keeps us all guessing ... we wonder who that " We " is, that she so often refers to . . . her reluctance to talk leaves our curiosity unappeased . . . could be she is leading a double life. Evie is fun to be with and therefore we for- give her transgressions. Pet peeve . . . nickname " Ducky " bestowed by Sally . . . loves bowling and candy bars. Main ambition . . . that ' s a se- cret, too! Yearbook Staff I, Glee Club. Secretarial BLANCHE MANDERSON 351 2 Marshall Avenue Maiden ' ' Hear ye not the hum of mighty workings. ' " Frank, sincere, and charming . . . friendly with students and teachers alike . . . clever and dependable. Hobby . . . collecting classical records, especially music from the opera. " La Traviata. " High-lights in sports . . . basketball and football. Pet peeve . . . Frank Sinatra. Weaknesses . . . Nelson Eddy and chocolate candy. A skilled pianist. Loves to make little witry sideline remarks. Glee Club (President) , Yearbook Staff 1, (Literary Editor), Fisher flashes ( Alumnae Editor ) . Secretarial OLGA MARASI 10 Gladstone Street Cambridge " Silence is golden. " Conscientious, studious, helpful . . . peppy and happy when the sun shines . . . good sport, neat, practical, and always ready for a laugh. Enjoys roller skating, bowling, tennis, a good movie, a book, or a radio pro- gram. Dislikes jitterbugging. Weakness — always being in a rush. Social Committee. Glee Club. Finishing Secretarial MARGARET McLEAN 35 Eastern Avenue Woburn " Peg " " In her sweet ways lies her charm. " Petite, cute, gay, and ambitious . . . Peg loves hockey games, swimming, and bowling. Pet peeves . . . dressy clothes and high heels. Ambition ... to become an air stewardess. Has sport clothes galore . . . and blushes prettily when embarrassed. Is known to her friends as " Stinky, Jr. " Yearbook Staff. Student Council. Finishing Secretarial IRENE MARGARET McPHEE 407 A Medford Street Somerville " A likeable girl, with a charming personality. " She loves food and sports . . . dislikes selfish people. Has a secret am- bition ... to be a success in the near future. Likes to dance, swim, bowl, and roller skate. Never has a care . . . happy every day. A good all- round girl, who is always ready for a good time. Irene believes in not troubling trouble, until trouble troubles her. Social Committee, Yearbook Staff, Fisher Flashes, Blood Donor. Stenographic VIRGINIA MEANEY Wildmere Avenue Burlington " Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. " " Ginney " . . . tall, slim, with plenty of vim ... is well liked by every- one. Enjoys dancing, movies, swimming, and music . . . likes hockey games and Evening in Paris perfume. Former ambition . . . telephone operator, present ambition . . . secretary, future ambition . . . housewife. Yearbook Staff. Finishing Secretarial CATHERINE NESTOR 2 5 Ware Street Somerville " Kitty " " Always so happy and full of vim. " " Kitty " . . . dark-haired, tall, and dreamy-eyed . . . carefree, happy-go- lucky, full of fun. Loves to dance, swim, and roller skate. Favorite pastime — entertaining servicemen. Being late to classes does not worry her. Aim — to be a successful private secretary. Accomplishments? . . . toasting sandwiches black. Social Committee, Fisher Flashes, Blood Donor, Yearbook Staff. Finishing Secretarial THERESA J. O ' MELIA 40 Sheridan Circle Winchester " Terry " " A girl as nice, a girl as kind. She ' s the type that ' s hard to find. " Ambition is to travel. Her hobbies are art and Spanish. Likes books, music, movies, and colorful sweaters. She is quiet and good-natured . . . always at her best. Sweet and lovely, with a pleasant, amiable person- ality. Her reddish-brown hair attracts one ' s eye. Enjoys dancing, skat- ing, and swimming. Yearbook Staff (Art Editor), Sorority (Chaplain) , Student Council. Stenographic JOSEPHINE PARKS 85 Gordon Street Somerville " Jo " " A sporting spirit and jovial heart. " Food is her weakness ... a big one, she says. She is studious ... a whiz at math. Pet peeve — hates to get up in the morning. Loves all summer sports, especially swimming. A sunny disposition and contagious laugh make her sweet and friendly. New Hampshire agrees with her . . . likes to dance, sketch, knit, and read. Always a cheery smile for everyone. Liked by all who know her. Yearbook Staff (Business Manager), Glee Club (Librarian), Student Council. Stenographic ELEANOR JANICE PORRECA 28 Woodrow Avenue Medford " El " " Her cooperative spirit is a true inspiration. " A conscientious and efficient girl. Desires to be successful in everything she undertakes. Her best talent is drawing. Likes music, dancing, and playing the piano. Fun-loving ... a good sense of humor. True to her friends and always willing to help. A smile for all without request from Eleanor. Sorority (Social Secretary), Social Committee (Officer), Glee Club, Fisher Flashes, Yearbook Staff (Art Editor). Stenographic RITA MARY TIERNEY 23 Irving Street Somerville ■Ree " " With her popularity and charm, Rita will go far. " She ' s a charming and lovable miss, with a bewitching smile. Dill pickles are her weakness . . . also the Navy. Ambition is to drive a car through downtown Boston — without killing anybody. Hates to be kept waiting. . . . loves Green Orchid, dancing, swimming, and laughing. Always in a social whirl — well-liked by everyone. Work and play mix well with Rita. Favorite expression, " Im telling you. " Yearbook Staff (Editor-in-Chief) , Fisher Flashes (Fashion Editor), Student Council, Sorority (Marshal) , Glee Club, Social Committee. Stenographic JEAN LESSLIE TOBEY 121 Morrison Avenue Somerville " is the quiet people who accomplish much, " She is the bashful type — blushes easily. Easy-going and good-natured . . . nothing worries Jean. Dislikes to sit and do nothing . . . likes to draw and collect cards. Her weakness is Vermont ... to become an ex- pert typist is her ambition. Jean s disposition is always cheerful. Glee Club. Stenographic MARY R. VELOZA 51 Sunset Road Somerville ' Joy in every class, good nature not surpassed. " Our " class good-egg " . . . known as the girl with the sunny disposition . . . hobby is collecting " black and blue " marks at the roller skating rink. Adores her baby brother. Is always ready to help in any situation and some day hopes to be a C.P.A. Her cheerful spirit makes the gloomy days happy for all. Glee Club, Yearbook Staff, Social Committee. Junior Accounting DELETTA T. ZARELLA 235 Ashcroft Road Medford " Letta " " Time or trouble could never erase The carefree smile upon her face. " Her ways are ways of pleasantness ... a likeable girl . . . always sociable, friendly, and happy. Hobbies are roller skating, tennis, and photography. Loves playing the piano . . . will eat any kind of food enthusiastically. Pet peeve is poor color combinations. Her sport clothes are the envy of all. Ambition is to drive a convertible coupe. Glee Club, Yearbook Staff (Photography Editor), Student Council. Finishing Secretarial MARY RITA LANGFORD 9 Edgehill Road Woburn " Frankie " " A light heart is ever merry. " Blithe, carefree, happy — that describes Mary — our best " joke appreciator ' with that up-and-down-the-scale laugh. Never a trouble and never a care. Mary makes life happy for herself and her classmates . . . and those hot dogs for lunch . . . almost as big as diminutive " Frankie " herself. In spite of a cheerful disposition, Mary has a pet peeve . . . nickname nourish! Glee Club (Pianist), Yearbook Staff 1. Clerical specials HELEN HUSZTI — Her dancing, her willingness to cooperate, her cute Hungarian accent are but a few of Helen ' s good qualities. Helen was also another victim of that demon " Mumps. " RUTH MAZMANIAN— We shall always remember Ruth ' s effi- ciency, her ability to take shorthand rapidly and to type a couple of 60 ' s in a day. The office which gets Ruth for a secretary is very fortunate. BARBARA TEGAN — Barbara ' s friendliness and her cheerful smile made her well liked by all the girls. MR. and MRS. J. J. ADAMS MR. and MRS. PETER ANASTOS MR. and MRS. SHIRLEY L. BUGBEE MR. and MRS. SALVATORE CAMMARATA MR. and MRS. JAMES P. CAREY MR. and MRS. M. A. CARPINELLA MR. and MRS. EDWARD COMERFORD MR. and MRS. J. H. CROSHAW MR. and MRS. EDWARD H. FITZGERALD MR. and MRS. ERICH J. HOFFMANN MR. and MRS. WILLIAM HORAN MR. and MRS. JOHN A. LEHAN MR. and MRS. THOMAS LICHOULAS MR. and MRS. GEORGE McLEAN MR. and MRS. FRANK A. MEANEY MR. EDWARD J. O ' MELIA, SR. DR. and MRS. FRED H. PARKS MR. and MRS. DOMINIC PORRECA MR. and MRS. JOHN L. SEVEY MRS. ESTHER TIERNEY MR. and MRS. CARL H. TOBEY MR. and MRS. JOSEPH ZARELLA Our Parents JUNIORS We ' ll Never Forget Ruth Ahern ' s sweetness, poetic ability or her blush whenever " Dick " is men- tioned, Vella Bugbee ' s Maine accent, her position as Collector of Internal Revenue, and her diet, Charlotte Cohen ' s good sense of humor, attentiveness in class and her ability to find men, Ella Cole ' s devil-may-care disposition, her many male admirers, (she ' s partial to Bobs), Spud Colahan ' s hearty laugh and cute clothes. Marjorie Edmonstone ' s tactfulness, ambition in studies, self-independence and famous Russian accent, Paula Hunt ' s quiet disposition, determination to learn shorthand, and her mid- rriorning snacks, Shirley Noble ' s gift of gab and eagerness to lend a helping hand, Marilyn Sevey ' s dry sense of humor, letters from service men, and her good appetite, Irma Jones ' s quiet disposition, sense of humor, and generosity. Somerville School STAFF Editor-in-Chief RITA TIERNEY Junior Editor Literary Editor ELLA COLE HELEN HOFFMANN Editorial Committee GLORIA CAMMARATA CHARLOTTE COHEN DORIS COMERFORD ELAINE CROWLEY Business Editors Art Editors JOSEPHINE PARKS DORIS CARPINELLA VELLA BUGBEE ELEANOR PORRECA THERESA O ' MELIA ARTICLES History .... BLANCHE MANDERSON Prophecy . . . RITA TIERNEY JOSEPHINE PARKS FLORENCE ANASTOS Will MARY VELOZA MARGARET McLEAN VIRGINIA MEANEY Photography Editors Humor Editors DELETTA ZARELLA HELEN FITZGERALD RUTH CROSHAW IRENE McPHEE Literary Advisor. . FLORENCE A. LOCKE THEN and NOW ACTIVITIES STUDENT COUNCIL Officers President — HELEN HOFFMANN Vice-President — MARJORIE EDMONSTONE Secretary-Treasurer — RUTH AHERN The Student Council is an executive body consisting of twelve Council members elected by the student body. The present Council assumed office on February 2, 1945, and supplanted the Social Committee, which, prior to that time, had done fine work planning dances and making certain of their success. The purpose and aim of the body is to encourage friendli- ness and cooperation among the students, and to assist the admin- istrative staff and faculty of the School in any project which is considered feasible. The Council sponsored and conducted services with the aid of the student body every Friday morning during Lent. These services were devoted to prayer, special music, and the singing of hymns. At various times the Council has collected funds to purchase flowers or gifts for students and faculty who were ill, or who had suffered the loss of somebody in their family through death. STUDENT COUNCIL Members PAULINE ADAMS FLORENCE ANASTOS VELLA BUGBEE GLORIA CAMMARATA MARGARET McLEAN JOSEPHINE PARKS RITA TIERNEY DELETTA ZARELLA Despite the fact that the Council functioned only in the second half of the school year, it planned and car- ried out an ambitious program of activities, including a Student Council tea, a roller skating party, a bowling party, and a senior tea at which Miss Virginia Drew, handwriting analyst, provided an extremely interesting and worthwhile demonstration of her art. In collabora- tion with Mrs. Lila Whiting and the administrative staff, there were several interesting assemblies and social events, including the following: a talk by Rabbi Trepp, a speaker on diamonds, a fashion film, a recreation film, a film of Historic Boston, a make-up demonstrator, a health speaker, a spring fashion show and tea at Filene ' s, and the annual Fisher Night at Pops. The Student Council, in this its first year of activi- ty, proved the merit of its purpose, and it is believed that it has established precedents that future Councils can fol- low with confidence. Staff FISHER FLASHES Editor CHARLOTTE COHEN Alumnae Editor — BLANCHE MANDERSON Eashion Editor — RITA TIERNEY Sketch Editor — DORIS CARPINELLA Assistant — ELEANOR PORRECA Reporters — RUTH CROSHAW ELLA COLE ELAINE CROWLEY CATHERINE NESTOR DORIS COMERFORD E acuity Advisor — FLORENCE A. LOCKE In September of 1944, when the new term started, Mrs. Locke called the class together in order to make plans to continue our school paper, " Fisher Flashes. " Our editor, Charlotte Cohen, with the assistance of a very capab le staff, turned out four editions of our paper. The joke column, the fashion page, which was illustrated by our sketch artist, and the juicy gossip col- umn were but a few of the outstanding features. The different activities of our school life, parties, assemblies, and dances were outstanding features written up by our staff of reporters. We hope that the new class will keep " Fisher Flashes " going during the coming year. Editors YEARBOOK STAFF RITA TIERNEY DORIS CARPINELLA THERESA O ' MELIA VELLA BUGBEE HELEN FITZGERALD RUTH CROSHAW ELLA COLE ELEANOR PORRECA JOSEPHINE PARKS IRENE McPHEE HELEN HOFFMANN DELETTA ZARELLA Under the guidance of our Literary Advisor, Mrs. Florence A. Locke, the staff has done its best to publish a yearbook that would represent the different activities which were carried on throughout the school year. With the very efficient work of our large staff, and the assistance of the Purdy Studio, the separate pages soon began to develop into the yearbook of our expec- tations. We had several meetings with the staff of the Boston school and in this way we succeeded in carrying the idea of unity throughout the book. We hope that in the future, our yearbook may bring back pleasant memories of our life at Fisher ' s. GLEE CLUB Officers President — BLANCHE MANDERSON Vice-President — MARJORIE EDMONSTONE Librarian — JOSEPHINE PARKS The Fisher School has reason to be proud of its glee club. Under the guidance of Mrs. Landry, the direc- tor of the club, the year has been a successful one. The club sang at various assemblies at school, also at the graduation exercises in October, 1944. Holding lighted candles and standing on the stairway, the girls sang Christmas Carols at the Mothers ' Tea. In February, a part of the club appeared with the Boston girls at a meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The club also entertained at the Student Council ' s senior tea. During the season of Lent, the club provided spe- cial music for weekly devotional services. At a Memorial Day assembly the girls sang appropriate music com- memorating the day. The final appearance of the glee club was at the graduation exercises in June, at which time it again sang jointly with the group from the Boston School. Officers President — DORA HORAN Vice-President — MARJORIE EDMONSTONE Treasurer — MARILYN SEVEY Recording Secretary — PAULA HUNT Corresponding Secretary — VELLA BUGBEE Social Secretary — ELEANOR PORRECA Historian — HELEN HOFFMANN Pledge Captain — PAULINE ADAMS Marshall — RITA TIERNEY Parliamentarian — DORIS COMERFORD Chaplain — THERESA O ' MELIA Sponsor — MRS. REBECCA K. CARTER Assistant Sponsor — MRS. CAROL A. LANDRY ALPHA IOTA SORORITY Zeta Nu Chapter of Alpha Iota Sorority began its 1945 season with the initiation of ten pledges on March 9, 1945. The impressive ceremony was conducted by mem- bers of the Boston Alumnae Chapter. Two meetings were held each month, one a busi- ness meeting, the other a social get-together. Our project for the year ' s work was decided upon and our goal reached by various clever means devised by our members. Within our organization, each member had a se- cret pal whom she remembered with a card on her birth- day, at Easter time, etc. At a picnic held in June at a nearby beach, we disclosed who our secret pal had been for the year. We hope that the lessons learned and friendships gained, while active members of Zeta Nu, may be contin- ued through our association with former members who are now in the alumnae chapter. " Study to Show Thyself Approved. " Members ALBERT FISHER REBECCA CARTER GLORIA CAMMARATA ELAINE CROWLEY CHARLOTTE COHEN SALLY HAZELTINE DORA HORAN CAROL LANDRY IRENE McPHEE CATHERINE NESTOR MARY VELOZA LILA WHITING BLOOD DONORS A number of us shared in the patriotic privilege of donating blood to the Red Cross and to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital to replenish the supply that was used for Mr. Locke. It was an unusual experience for some of the new recruits who soon found their fears to be unjustified. The enthusiasm even of the girls who have been unable to donate because of being under the required age limit is assurance that there will be many contributions in the near future. SOCIAL COMMITTEE Officers ELEANOR PORRECA GLORIA CAMMARATA IRENE McPHEE ELAINE CROWLEY CATHERINE NESTOR At the beginning of September a Social Commit- tee was elected to plan and supervise social activities. A refreshment and a decorating committee were also formed. These committees planned three dances: a record hop, a Hallowe ' en dance, and a Valentine dance. Although the Student Council later took over the supervision of the social activities, we thank the Social Committee for the fine contribution it made to our program. GRADUATION HELEN HOFFMAN Most Likely To Succeed OLGA MARASI Most Studious GLORIA CAMMARATA Most School Spirited FLORENCE ANASTOS IRENE McPHEE HELEN FITZGERALD " Class Smoothie " Best Personality Class Comedian Most Carefree JOSEPHINE PARKS Most Contagious Laugh RITA TIERNEY Most Popular — Attractive BLANCHE MANDERSON Most Independent MARY LICHOULAS Quietest MARY VELOZA Class Good Egg MARGARET McLEAN Class Sharpie CLASS DAY PROGRAM June 15, 1945 11:00 A.M. Albert L. Fisher Master of Ceremonies Processional Led by JUNIOR MARSHAL, ELLA COLE Opening Remarks MR. FISHER Class History BLANCHE M ANDERSON Selection by Glee Club Class Will DELETTA ZARELLA Faculty Gifts CHARLOTTE COHEN Prophecy RITA TIERNEY JOSEPHINE PARKS FLORENCE ANASTOS Presentation of Class " Bests " MARJORIE EDMONSTONE Class Song Student Body Presentation of Class Gift HELEN HOFFMANN Closing Address MR. FISHER Recessional Class Day Luncheon — Hotel Lincolnshire, 1:00 P. M. Dedication of the Yearbook HISTORY September means many things to many people. To the botany enthusiast it means the joy of admiring the red and gold beauty of the countryside; to the six-year-old it means the opening of another door in this wonderful thing called Life; to us in that September of 1944 it meant the chance to advance from adolescence to maturity and take our places in the adult world; for we were entering The Fisher School and leav- ing behind us the routine and strict guid- ance of high school. Whatever we accom- plished from now on was almost entirely in our own hands. Perhaps it was the cheerful way in which the second-year students greeted us; perhaps it was the " comfortable " look of our Director, Mr. Albert, the joviality of Mrs. Locke, the quiet charm of Mrs. Whit- ing and Mrs. Landry, and efficiency of Mrs. Carter; or perhaps it was just an indefinable something that told us life was going to be more than pleasant here. And we were not disappointed. A spooky, shivery hallowe ' en party, complete with doughnuts and cider, a " waxed plat- ter " hop, (those soldiers, sailors and ma- rines! ) , a dress-up affair at the Hotel Ken- more, and the first in a series of Saturday night symphonies — not all work and drudgery here! It ' s no wonder we were in a most thankful frame of mind when Thanksgiving came and the food contribu- tions for that needy family were record- breaking. By December so loudly had we sung the Draises of the school that Mother was interested and voiced a desire to see just what was causing this shining-eyed enthusi- asm. We obliged with a Mothers ' Tea just before Christmas when we could show off the school and also our gifts of toys, clothes and books for the Home for Little Wand- erers. In spite of our active social life we were not without ambition. Three editions of the Fisher Flashes were published in the course of the year, we passed our 60 ' s in typing and our 25 letter test and even found time to have assemblies. Space forbids list- ing them all but perhaps the most outstand- ing were Mr. Sanford ' s and Mr. Myron ' s introducing us to the history of the school early in September; Miss Blake ' s of Jordan Marsh and Miss Friswell ' s giving us " point- ers " on business conduct; Mr. Smith ' s un- forgettable technicolor movie of St. John ' s Cathedral in Washington, D. C; and the thought-provoking talks by the Reverend Donald G. Lothrop of the Community Church of Boston, Rabbi Leo Trepp of the Somerville Temple and Monsignor Robert Barry of St. Clement ' s Church in Somer- ville. Christmas vacation ended, January came and with it came skating. So skating it was when as guests of the school we attended the Ice Capades. Due to the slightly arctic temperature of the balcony, coffee was the favorite drink, although we noticed some hardy folks refreshing themselves with the ever-popular " coke. " (Where was the Fisher Punch. ' ) When February, the month of lacy val- entines and romance, rolled ' round, we were ready and waiting to celebrate it in proper fashion with a Valentine Dance. Was it the refreshments or the " hearts and flowers " decorations that prompted so many of our khaki and navy blue clad partners to " see us home " .- " Ah, I ' amour! Teas were the social highlights during the next two months. The high school seniors who were invited to our annual Senior Tea, held in mid-March, were thrilled by Miss Virginia Drew ' s ability to analyze characters from handwriting. And it was our turn to be thrilled when we at- tended a fashion show and tea early in April as the guests of Filene ' s. Those " super " clothes left us breathless! May found us at the " Pops " once again " sharing the floor " with the Boston school, and from our advantageous posi- tion we had a particularly clear view of the orchestra and its conductor, Arthur Fiedler. The flowery spring hats, the bright coats and dresses, and the chance to renew old friendships with the Alumnae, and, of course, the music, made this always happy time even more gay. Graduation was upon us in a whirl of activities. An outing at Nantasket, Class Day, an exciting formal at the Georgian Room of the Hotel Statler, the graduation banquet, and finally graduation itself, with its never-to-be-forgotten thrill of wearing caps and gowns, marching down the aisle, and receiving our diplomas. Our last days at the school were so busy that it wasn ' t until everything was all over and we had been showered with the customary good wishes that we realized there was nothing left now but the memories. And what memories they are! — Blanche June Manderson Visual History Aids CLASS PROPHECY Attracted by the strange and mysterious power of the " ouiji board, " one dismal rainy evening, I determined to test its powers and see what the future held for me. Thinking of my own future, I could not help but wonder what the fate of all my classmates at The Fisher School would be ten years from the very night in the year 1955. Thus began one of the strangest evenings of my life. With one dim light casting strange and erie shadows about the room, I placed my fingertips lightly on the small triangle, repeating my questions over and over in my mind. I admit I was a bit doubtful and skeptical, but my doubts vanished in an instant when the triangle slowly started to move across the board. First spelling out the letters, these forming words and finally sentences, the ouiji board gave me all my answers, and here are the secrets of the future I uncovered: I see PAULINE ADAMS as head of the Y. W. C. A. organ- ization in the state, but regardless of her responsible position, she teaches classes on Wednesday night for old time ' s sake. CATHERINE NESTOR has just won several typing awards. In fact she has just been declared World ' s Champion Typist, and is giving an exhibition to the class of 1955 at Fisher ' s. There is a new swimming champ with Billy Rose — none other than our own JOSEPHINE PARKS. Now we know why New Hampshire was so fascinating. President Truman, still in office, has been rewarded with HELEN HOFFMANN to relieve his financial worries. As a side line, she handles all problems that the Government cannot at- tempt to solve. We find that there is a new signature on our best friend, the dollar bill. JEAN TOBEY, as Secretary of the Treasury, now replaces Mr. Morgenthau. ELAINE CROWLEY is a featured vocalist with Tommy Dorsey. She has made several pictures, sharing honors with the harmonizing trio, MARY VELOZA, RITA LEHAN, and RITA CAREY. They are heard weekly on Station WHY and are con- sidered the nation ' s top-ranking trio. DORIS COMERFORD is now the attractive saleswoman for the Stop-on-Your-House-Top Helicopter Company. She gives demonstrations daily. MARY LICHOULAS is a well-known photographer for LIFE. We can proudly say that she got her start at Fisher ' s try- ing to take shots for our yearbook. IRENE McPHEE has her own show now called " The Laugh or Else Program. " We see that her able assistant, HELEN FITZGERALD, has bound one of the members of the audience with a rope and is springing one of her delightful jokes on him, as she tickles his foot with a feather to make sure he " gets " the joke. SALLY HAZELTINE spends most of her time at the Home of the Little Wanderers. She is the director, and many of the little children are indeed indebted to her. RITA TIERNEY was crowned " Miss United Nations " by President Truman at the ball celebrating the anniversary of the Peace Treaty. RUTH CROSHAW is happily married to the richest man in the United States, and it is said that it was not his money that won her, but a case of love at first sight. BLANCHE MANDERSON has been elected to Congress. She is one of the most prominent figures in national politics, but her political life does not interfere with her husband and all the kiddies. There was recently a terrible crash in a little town amidst the Rockies, which resounded throughout the neighborhood. The cause of it all was a plane crash, piloted by " Daredevil GINNY MEANEY, " who calmly stated that she had run out of gas. An exhibit of the latest fashions from Hollywood, and a tea will be given today at " THERESA O ' MELIA ' s Dress Shop " with Proprietor MLLE. O ' MELIA modeling the chic dresses. The fashions were designed by Miss MARAGARET McLEAN, who did such an excellent job of supervising the costumes in that smash picture, " Jitterbugs Run Wild. " OLGA MARASI, who is Mile. O ' Melia ' s efficient private secretary, has just revealed that she will soon wed a thrilling lion tamer. Symphony Hall now proudly presents DELETTA ZAREL- LA, along with her featured pianist, MARY LANGFORD. De- letta ' s six daughters will also play a few selections on the same program. The occasion is to be one that will be long remem- bered, for not often is the Hall honored with such great masters. FLO ANASTOS, now a John Powers Model, can be seen on the cover of any well-known magazine. In fact, her pictures now take the place of those " Petty " and " Varga " models that used to be so popular at one time. GLORIA CAMMARATA and ELEANOR PORRECA have opened a new dancing school in Hollywood. We find that they have taken on Arthur Murray as a pupil and are teaching him their latest steps. DORA HORAN, a new bride, has just moved into her swank Long Island home, which was designed and decorated by our world-famous designer, DORIS CARPINELLA. We gather that the former ' s husband must be quite well off to have this work done by this great artist. EVELYN MAHONEY, editor of the new, most widely cir- culated paper in New England, " New England Knows and Tells, " has but recently given RITA GOVIN, her charming " star " re- porter, an increase in salary for her brilliant articles. Her joke column is a special attraction, although she causes the censor a lot of worry. Suddenly, without any warning, the small triangle stopped. I wondered why, at first, then realized that my questions had all been answered. The spell was broken, and once more the ouiji board was just a lifeless, wooden object. — Rita Tierney Josephine Parks Florence Anastos CLASS WILL ' To you happy Juniors, we say We ' re so glad to hear you could stay After another year, ue hope you will still Remember what we left you in our will. " We. the class of 1945, have spent one very pleasant and never-to-be-forgotten year at The Fisher School in Somerville. In accordance with tradition, we now make our last will and testament, in which we bequeath the following to the faculty and to the Juniors: To Mr. Fisher we leave a prescription telling how to lose weight with ten easy swallows of reducing pills. To Mrs. Locke we leave a new bunch of students who, we hope, won ' t get her discouraged by coming in late or being absent on the days she gives the typing skills. To Mrs. Whiting we leave the Juniors in the hope that she will be able to make good stenographers out of them, and be able to drill into their sweet little heads this famous motto: " On time, with pencils sharpened. " To Mrs. Landry we tried to leave a book with all the answers to the questions that only Rita Govin could think up, but having tried all book stores, we were informed that the man that could ever possibly write the book, had, much to our regret, been con- fined to an institution commonly referred to as the " BOOBY HATCH. " To Mrs. Carter we leave a little gremlin, who will clean her desk when she is too snowed under with work to find the things she wants when she wants them. Mary Lichoulas bequeaths her super-duper smile to a Pepsodent advertisement. Irene McPhee and Helen Fitzgerald will their happy-go-lucky dispositions to all who are burdened with scholastic worries. Helen Hoffmann bequeaths her excellent scholastic rating to any inspired Junior who is willing to do the concentrated study that accompanies it. Dora Horan leaves her nice musical Maine accent to any incoming Fisherette from that wonderful, beautiful state. Rita Govin wills that famous song, which expresses her feelings, " Saturday Night Is the Lonliest Night in the Week " to anyone who feels the same. Kitty Nestor wills her theory of how to leave the house at 8:59 and get to school at 9:00 to anyone who is willing to try it out. Deletta Zarella and Flo Anastos, our best dressers, leave their wardrobes to incoming Fisherettes. Peggy McLean wills her pea jacket to anyone who is carrying the torch for the Coast Guard. Doris Comerford gives her ouiji board to those curious few who will be wondering, a few years from now, what happened to the old gang. WILL — continued Rita Tierney bequeaths to any Junior that can hold it, her position as an efficient, competent, attractive, future amanuensis. Pauline Adams leaves her Wednesday night dancing lessons to an incoming Fisherette, who is ready, willing, and able to have her feet stepped on. Rita Lehan wills that unique manner she possesses to cover up her devilish pranks. Gloria Cammarata bequeaths her enthusiasm and interest in school affairs to anyone who can equal them. Elaine Crowley leaves us all " HER MEN. " Olga Marasi leaves to an ambitious Junior, her desire to be one jump ahead of the rest. We doubt very much if Ruth Croshaw and Doris Carpinella care to bequeath their intense interest in the Armed Forces. Mary Langford wills an extra hour in the day in order to do catching up. Ginny Meaney leaves her famous answer to the question, " What did he say in his letter. ' " " Well, " says she, " he still loves me. " Eleanor Porreca wills a dilapidated recorder plus three worn rec- ords to future jitterbuggers. Mary Veloza leaves us her jovial attitude to keep us all in good spirits. Evelyn Mahoney leaves us her friendly smile and winning per- sonality. Sally Hazeltine bequeaths her quiet winning manner to anyone who needs it. Theresa O ' Melia leaves the correcting of the typing papers to an incoming Fisherette who is tough skinned enough to stand the disparaging remarks. Rita Carey and Jean Tobey bequeath their quietness to any in- coming students who are inclined to be loud and boisterous. Josephine Parks wills her amazing method of taking shorthand lefthanded to any incoming southpaw Fisherette. Blanche Manderson wills her amazing knowledge of various and sundry subjects to anyone who is interested enough to take up her good work of educating the rest of us. To the Tuniors we leave the task of attaining a highly organized class such as ours has been. We also hope they will work hard to acquire the Efficiency and Brilliancy we have had. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have hereunto set our hands and seal this fifteenth day of June, A. D. 1945. — Mary R. Veloza Margaret McLean Virginia Meaney We ' ll Never Forget . . . Kitty Nestor ' s race to beat the bell. Gloria Cammarata and her wonderful dancing. How the kitchen and the good old toaster were well used by Irene, Gloria, and Eleanor. Doris Comerford ' s missing out on the Symphony because of the loss of four precious teeth. Helen Fitzgerald smoking a pipe during the lunch hour. Our embarrassment when at one of our dances, out of approximately fifty men, one bashful sailor appeared. Rita Tierney ' s mumps. ( At her age. ) Dora Horan ' s favorite expression, " You ' re just saying that because it ' s true! " Our traditional Fisher Punch. It surely was good, too. Mrs. Whiting ' s famous 309 Club in shorthand. Mrs. Locke ' s " NO TALKING IN THE TYPING ROOM! ! ! " The carrot Eleanor Porreca brought for lunch every day. Helen Hoffmann ' s disappointment when her trip to Buffalo by plane was can- celled due to weather conditions. Jo Parks and her Wonder laugh. (We wonder where she got it. ) The three for-get-me-nots who will hardly ever be forgotten, " Spud " Colahan, Lehan, and Fitzgerald. Initiation week with all the pale faces haunting the class rooms. The rush to transcription after lunch. Blanche and her better-half, George. " Nicotine Alley, " the smoke-filled room at the top of the stairs. All the tall tales from Rita Govin. The mad scramble for cokes at lunch-time. The sympathy of all the teachers. THE FISHER SCHOOL. 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