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Show Hide text for 1904 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 62 of the 1904 volume: “ A. E. NOLEN, A. M. Our retiring teacher, to whom this classbook is respectfully dedicated. HilTp ait ummum flf y " OIlasB 0f 1004 iFitrl|burg rl|ool Rodney BOARD OF EDITORS Lp:slie J. Mossman, Editor-in-Chkf. Perky K. Brownell, Associate Editor. C. Wilson, Joseph W. Ballantine, John B. Ryan, Mary E. Desmond, Emma M. Hosley, Margaret Reed. 4 CLASS OF 1904 Walter R. Shanks, President. Lena A. Hardy, Viee-President. Mary B. Desmond, Seeretary. Rodney C. Wilson, Treasurer. George N. AndeRvSon. Junior Baseball Team, Senior Baseball Team, F ' ootball Team, Senior Track Team (Captain and Manager), Senior Hockey Team, Manager Football Team, Manager Baseball Team, Baseball Team, Manager and Captain of Track Team, Captain Second Basket-ball Team, Freshman Football Team, Senior Athletic Team, First Indoor Track Team. Elmer O. Andrews. Joseph W. Ballantine. Class Book Committee, Class Motto Committee. Perry R. Brownell. Class Book Committee, Second Senior Class Party Committee, Class Pin Committee. Promenade Committee. Ralph P. Champney. Glee Club, Second Senior Class Party Committee, Football Committee, Junior Baseball Team, Assistant Manager of Football Team, Freshman Football Team. Harold N. Chandler. Glee Club, Editor-in-Chief of “Red and Gray,’’ Senior Baseball Team, Junior Baseball Team. Lowell J. G. Foster. Jeremiah B. Keating. Harold M. King. A. A. Season Ticket Committee. Porter W. Lowe. Chairman First and Second Junior Class Party Committee, First Senior Class Party Committee, Chairman Second Senior Class Party Committee, Chairman Promenade Committee, Track Team. 5 John I). McCarthy. IvARL C. MkRRLMAX. Chairman I ' lowcr Committee, Promenade Committee, (lardner Reeeption Committee, Chairman Pietnre Committee. Lkslik J. xMossmax. ( lee Club, Promenade Decorating Committee, First Junior Class Party Committee, Class Pin Committee, Gardner Reception Committee, Chair- man Class Hook Committee, Treasurer Junior Year, Track Team, Junior Haschall Team, Senior Hockey Team. Ray.moxd V. Newcomb. I ' ootball Team, First Junior Class Party Committee, Senior Promenade Decoratiii " Committee, F ' irst Senior Class Party Committee, Track Team, President Athletic Asssociation, Gardner Receibion Committee, Winner Prize Declamation. joHX B. Ryax. Promenade Decoratin " Committee, Chairman Gardner Reception Commit- tee, Promenade Committee, Class Baseball Team, Class Hocke ' Team, Class Book Committee, Business Manager of “Red and Gray.” Walter R. Siiaxks. President Senior Class, Class Track Team, School Track Team, Promenade Decorating Committee, Class Hockey Team, Junior and Senior Baseball Team. Charles M. Wellixgton. Charles H. Wilder. Rodxey C. Wilsox. Treasurer Senior Year, Vice President Athletic Association, Junior Baseball Team, Second Senior Class Part ' Committee, Senior Hockey Team, Ath- letic Aleet Committee, Class Book Committee, First Junior Class Party Committee. Joseph Kixg Schofield. Glee Club, First Senior Class Part} ' Committee, Football Team. Louis A. Moreau. Captain Hockey Team, Senior Promenade Committee. George H. Miller. F ' ootball Team, Track Team, Glee Club, Promenade Decorating Commit- tee, First Junior Class Party Committee, High School Orchestra, Gardner Reception Committee, Junior Baseball Team. 0 Michael J. Gouldino. Football Team, Junior and Senior Baseball Teams, Traek Team. Frank E. Harlow. Andrew Kang as. William J. Keating. Leo j. G. M a dig an. Promenade Committee, Junior Baseball Team, Baseball Team, Senior Hoekey Team, Captain Senior Baseball Team. Francis B. Neylon. Class Party Committee. Howard B. Ross. Glee Club. Russell A. Walker. Cora M. Beer. Florence E. Bemis. Hazel C. Benjamin. Mary E. Benson. Eva E. Blood. Cora H. Bolton. Ina M. Bugbee. Marion G. Burrage. Irene A. Caswell. Sarah F. Conant. Senior Class Party Committee, First Junior Class Party Committee. Mary E. Desmond. Seeretary Senior Year, Class Book Committee, Promenade Committee, Prize Essay Writer, Glee Club. Mary A. Gorman. Ethel L. Drake. Loretto T. Hanna. 7 Lkna a. Hardy. Vice I’resideiit Senior Class, junior Class Party Committee, Glee Club, ( ' .ardner Reception Committee, Promenade Committee, Second Senior Class Party Committee. LonsK M. Hannon. li MMA M. Hosley. Class Book Committee, Junior Class Party Committee, Class Pin Com- mittee, Promenade Committee, Gardner Reception Committee, Promenade Decorating Committee, Senior Class Party Committee. Mary A. Kane. MAR(iARET M. Keefe. Promenade Committee. Hlisabeth a. E. Martini. Jennie V. McNulty. Elsie L. Miller. Vice President Junior Year, Motto Committee, First and Second Senior Class Party Committee, Promenade Decorating Committee, Promenade Committee, Assistant Editor of “ Red and Gray.” Isabel L. Minott. First and Second Junior Class Party Committee. AI. Eilen Murphy. M. Ethel Murphy. Mary E. O’Brien. Alice E. Page. First Senior Class Party Committee, Promenade Committee, Junior Class Party Committee, Glee Club, Maud L. Proctor. Orlana Ranney. Madelene R. Read. Mollie L. Smith. Grace E. Warren. 8 Ruth E. Wheeler. First and Second junior Class Party Committee, Promenade Decorating Committee, Class Flower Committee. Pearl Whitney. May G. Duffey. May E. Gallup. Bernice M. Hartley. Gertrude E. Hawkins. Helen M. Hawthorne. Nellie F. Noonan. Helen L. Peirce. Secretary Junior Year, Class Flower Committee, Gardner Reception Com- mittee. Minnie A. Phelps. Mamie A. Quigley. Margaret Reed. Class Book Committee. Helen E. Roy. Nellie E. Smith. Mable a. Stowell. Writer of Class Song. Katherine A. Sweeney. Rosalie W. Watson. OFFICERS JUNIOR YEAR Carl Joel, President. Elsie L. Miller, Viee-President. Helen L. Peirce, Secretary. Leslie J. Mossman, Treasurer. 9 When we, the Class of 1904 , entered the high sehool, we real- ized what advantages were offered to us and immediateh began to show 1)3 ' our exeellent work that we were a most appreeia- tive and interested elass (as the teaehers ean all tell you). Instead of looking into the right rooms and going into the wrong rooms we went into the right rooms at onee and without an} ' apparent (?) diseomfiture aeelimated ourselves to the high sehool atmosphere. It was during our first 3 ' ear that the eunning Miss Davis eame to steal the heart of our teaeher of ph3 ' sies. Also this same 3 ' ear our present prineipal eame and he was wont to assume the might} ' offiee of prineipalship when Prof. G. Preston was unable to take eharge of morning serviee. But again behold our reeognized superiorit} ' when in our Soph- omore 3 ' ear we were invited to join in a pienie with the Gardner Sophomores at Waehusett. We are the first elass who has ever reeeived such an invitation so earh in its career. Although it was a cloudy da} ' , we met our friends at the lake and enjo3 ' ed the da} ' there. A small party went to the top of the mountain. When all were ready to start for home Mossman and Dickinson were not to be found, so we journeyed home without them. We afterwards learned that they went in the opposite direction. Everything went smoothly until we discovered it would be necessary for us to elect a president. Accordingly we met in assembly hall and voted, but all the candidates seemed to fear this office. Whether this reflects on the class we cannot say. Although our tastes were indeed fastidious we satisfied all in our final selection of officers. 10 We were a siieeeSvS soeially as well as intellectualh , “Our First Attempt” netting glorious results. This was due, largely, to our attractive posters, one of which appeared in our popular friend’s music store window, and toward which our principal especially seemed attracted. In conscc|uenec of this we were summoned to assembly hall to receive a heart to heart talk on our originalit} ' . The great love which our Gardner friends bore us was shown in a second invitation from them to attend a corn roast to be held in their domain. For some unaccountable (?) reason the invitation did not reach us until two days after the affair had taken place. “The saddest words of tongue or pen Were those few words: ‘It might have been.’’’ But amidst all this revelry a blow fell upon us from which we have never recovered : the news of our beloved principal’s resignation. Others than we had realized Mr. Hitchcock’s worth and Fate decreed that he should leave us. We did not fully real- ize our loss until we were obliged to submit to far different treat- ment than formerly. By this time we were well prepared to assume the role of the dignified Senior. At our first Senior class meeting Shanks was unanimously elected president and the other officers were chosen without any wrangling. Imagine our despair when we learned that we were to lose our dear and most popular teacher, Mr. Cobb. As the time drew near for him to leave us, we suddenly became endowed with rich gifts of poetry and song (sad farewells). We gave him a rousing send-off, thus showing to the last how highly we esteemed him. Shortly after his departure, we learned to our great satisfaction that he was not lost to us all for he had chosen the dearest one of our faculty for his life partner. It was during our Senior year that the “Red and Gray” appeared, and its success was due largely to our class, from which we furnished the editor-in-chief and two assisting editors. Every one seemed to regret our departure, even Mr. Nolen realized that it would be absolutely impossible to even try to teach school without Us. 11 Not a few incidents we must leave without recording, among tliem being the Valentine party, Gardner reception, Mr. Obear’s marriage, Mr. Vosburg’s arrival and po])ularity, the day that We were chosen, and last and by far not the least, the destruction of eit ' hall. Adieu, poor little misguided Undergraduates, accept this timclv advice: Follow in our footste])s and you will all win glory and success. 12 It was one o’clock. The last bell had just rung. I was pre- paring to leave the building when Professor ()l3ear handed me a note as I was going out of the door. The paper contained only these words, “ Meet me at door 3, 7 p. m. to-night.” That was all. I was surprised and perplexed. Why should he want to see me at such an unheard-of hour? Perhaps I had committed some misdeed or perhaps I was backward in my lessons. But no ; th£it was too improbable. I could come to no conclusion. I hastened home. I thought of nothing but the mysterious note. The hours dragged on like days, and it seemed as if seven would never come. At last I heard the whistles blow. It was six o’clock. I ate my supper and hurried to school. I was early, but finally Mr. Obear appeared and opened the door. His countenance betrayed not the slightest emotion, and not a single clue to the cause of this singular appointment did I obtain. ‘‘I haven’t done anything, really, Mr. Obear!” I cried. “Please come up stairs with me,” he said quietly. I followed him up two flights to the fourth floor and into the dark room just at the right of the stairway. He pressed a but- ton and immediately the apartment was brilliantly illuminated by an electric light. In a corner of the room stood a workman’s bench covered with tools and appliances of various sorts. Behind it was a shelf filled with bottles containing chemicals. Close to the bench was a large something, which resembled a telescope. Seeing me looking inquiringly at it the professor said: “This is what I have brought you up to see. Now I will com- mence at the beginning and call to your notice some of the pecu- liar chemical properties of Polonium and Actinium, of which I have taken advantage in producing this instrument.” Then he 13 gave me a detailed aeeount of his invention, half of whieh I did not understand, but I gathered enough to know its elaim to be ealled a “ protoscope,” as its object was to ])resent in a moving series of pictures a future aspect to any subject or person — in short, a veritable fortune teller. “Now, then,” he continued, “look through the glass and you will see in a series of pictures your classmates as they will appear sixteen years hence.” The first picture whieh came before me was a schoolroom. A teacher sat before his class, 3 ' oung and handsome. His hair was decidedly auburn, and his well-waxed mustache, of which he seemed very proud, he was industriously training in the way it should go. Instead of teaching the lesson, he was “cracking” jokes, while his pupils, not so much because thc3 ' were amused, but more because they wished to flatter him, were laughing uproariously. In fact he was the very image of our beloved Cobb. But the name which appeared upon the picture was that of Har- old King. My next view was the platform of the Fitchburg Rail- road station, on which the figures kept up a moving panorama. On the left was a bootblack stand where an immaculate son of Africa with a diamond shirt-stud flashing into the face of the ope- rator was having a shine. The bootblack was working with great zeal and the result was most pleasing. He seemed to be a good, industrious fellow and I was surprised to see the sign above his establishment, “Porter Lowe — Shine 10 c.” The train drew in and I was interested to see the passengers alight, though with -no expectation of meeting friends. One by one they hurried away. Only a young man was left standing there. He looked around like one lost, and gazed after the depart- ing train as if it were carrying away his last friend. Both hands were full of various impedimenta of travel — umbrella, telescope, suit case, while a number of brown-paper bags were protruding from his several pockets. As he turned around I saw “ Chas. Wilder” written upon his suit case. A policeman came to him in his distress and directed him to a hotel. My next impression was a large hall full of women. Among these I recognized members of m3 " class — Misses Roy, Beer, Phelps, Bugbee, Murphy, Quigley, Hawthorne, Benson, McNulty, Blood, Sweeney, Watson, Bolton, Hannon, and O’Brien. They were lis- 14 tening attentively to the speaker, who was vehemently exhorting the audienee to a life of politieal aetivity, and loudly extolling woman’s rights. The speaker was, in truth. Miss Smith, but what a metamorphosis had taken plaee! Her voiee was no longer the seareely audible whisper of the Latin elass, but instead it was loud and elear and reaehed every eorner of the vast auditorium. The seene ehanged. I was now looking upon a seeluded vale. A little brook was merrily rippling along, and among the trees I eould hear the singing of the happy birds. Before me was a house, or rather a eabin, whieh looked as if it were in need of the most thorough repair. Nearly every pane in the two windows was broken and the holes were stuffed with rags or paper. The door was nearly off its hinges and was leaning over against a stone whieh stood for a support. In the doorway sat a man dressed in saekeloth and eovered with ashes. This poor penitent hermit, as he appeared to be, was no other than John Ryan, who to atone for his eleven demerits had thus seeluded himself in this uninhabited spot. I next beheld a wielder of brooms standing in the eorridor ol floor 2, in a heated diseussion with Miss Duft ' ey, who was evi- dently at present “ institutrice de fran ais.” At the beginning of the eontest both seemed to hold equal advantage, but it was soon elear that the woman was the better of the two. Champ- ney, for it was he, Anally spoke only in short gasps and in flve minutes relapsed wholly into silenee. The protoseope is again turned on. The seene is in the eourt house, and the eounsel for the defense, John MeCarthy, has just risen for his final effort. Argument after argument follows in quiek succession. No point is lost. The judge, jury, and speeta- tors are alike spellbound. The prisoner on trial for plagiarism is one of these literary looking individuals, who are eontinually run- ning their fingers through their hair, presumably to stir up thoughts. As I observed him earefull} the old familiar features of Russell Walker seemed to take shape. I eould hardly believe that Wellington was judge and that Harold Chandler was the plaintiff, now beeome eelebrated for his talent in turning out verse both pathetie and sentimental. His eounsel, Leslie Mossman, was doing his best, but luek apparently was not on his side. After this came a polar scene. In the background the Aurora 15 Horcalis was brightcMiin up the dreary ])()lar ni ht with her brilliant flashes of golden lij ht. Contrasting sharply with this warinthful glow, there were lined up against the horizon eold and dreary mountains of iee. In the foreground was a granite monu- ment and two flags waving above it. One was the flag of our eountry and the other the flag of our elass. These two had never fluttered in the breeze together before. I read the following inseription upon the monument: This is the exact location of the North Pole. Discovered by the Shanks Expedition, Au , ust 23, 1918. We were the first that ever burst Into this silent sea. W. R. Shanks, Captain. G. N. Anderson, First Lieutenant. Dr. Harlow, Scientist. Foster, Trapper. Neylon, J. V. Keating, E. O. Andrews. I next saw the assembh " hall gorgeously decorated with bunt- ing and flowers and the seats packed with an eager crowd of students. The principal, William Keating, had just seated him- self after announcing that Signor Madogain, the celebrated Italian artist, would sing. Presently he appeared in full dress, accompa- nied b ' the pianist. Mademoiselle Helene Peirce, as it was announced. She seated herself at the piano and began to pla} " the prelude. Signor Madogain cleared his throat and then began to sing in a deep bass voice such as I had never heard before, but as nearh " as I could describe it, it sounded like the distant rum- bling of thunder. I next saw myself before a circus tent. Newcomb was perched upon a high stool, cr dng out in his thundering voice “Right this way, ladies and gents! Here 3 311 get 3 our tickets for the show. OnH half a dollar to see all the wonders of the world; children half fare.” The inside of the tent then came before m3 " C3 " es. All around were the freaks in attitudes best adapted to displa3 " their eccen- 16 tricities. George Miller, the giant, was standing beside an ele- phant and towered above the beast by as inueh as an ordineiry man towers above an ox. Miss Beinis was swallowing swords. It might be as well to say here that she was aeenstomed from childhood to swallow at one gulp cakes of sweet ehoeolate whieh she borrowed from Messrs. Andrews and Foster for the oeeasion. In the eenter of the tent was a Kamehatkan village trans- ported into the eireus. The buildings consisted of a dozen tents made of skins, not high enough to permit even a hunehbaek to stand up straight. A group of half-naked ehildren were playing about the tents, and in the foreground two men were sitting elose to an open fire solemnly smoking. They were dressed from head to foot in bearskins and on their heads they wore caps of mink furs. In spite of paint and grease, I could make out the characteristic features of Brownell and Kangas. The latter now and then would utter a monosyllabic click, while the other would reply with a vague movement of the head. These at first seemed to be the only men about the place. I concluded that the rest had probably gone hunting or fishing. But there were many women about the place, who like the rest of their sex were chat- tering continuously, in harsh and discordant tones. Among them I recognized still more of my acquaintances. Miss Gallup was gazing intently upon the giant. Miss Dormin was cooking fish in a stone pot, and Miss Nellie Smith was superintending operations with profuse suggestions. “Cupid” Merriman was here also. Around him was a group of women receiving instruction in needle- work, and to my great astonishment, Misses Miller, Wheeler and Minott were serenely smoking. This whole scene gave me such a feeling of peace and quiet, that I was sorely tempted to withdraw to Kamchatka and end my days in its restful environment. Not far from this village, a young lady was walking a tight rope, utterly unmindful of the fatal abyss below. At first I could not see her face, but as she turned around, I could see the smiling face of Miss Desmond, now listed as “Mile. Marie Desmonde.” Suddenly my attention was attracted to the other end of the tent by a great uproar. A policeman was scuffling with a man who was making desperate efforts to get away. But he was soon 17 liandcufTed and led toward the entrance. I was suri)rised to learn IVoin the conversation that the woman who had the man arrested was a secret service detective employed b} ' the circus company to watch for ])iek])oekets. As they came nearer, I saw Michael Gonlding transformed into a ])olieeman. The woman was Miss Drake. It might seem surprising at first that she should choose such an avocation, but when one reflects that during her school da ’S she wrote essays upon induction and deduction and criti- cisms upon Conan Doyle, her profession seems only to be a nat- ural consequence. I again turned to the curiosities before me. A group of Span- ish dancing girls were performing with tambourines, while their feet moved about gracefully, keeping time in perfect accord. As the dance progressed the momentum of the women increased until finally, whirling gracefully around the ring, they all dropped down exhausted upon the floor. The} ' were eight in number, all sisters as the program said, but I found it to be otherwise, for I recognized them as my classmates in Spanish garb. They were Miss Benjamin, Miss Caswell, Miss Conant, Miss Hanna, Miss Hosley, Miss Hawkins, Aliss Keefe, and Miss Murph ' . I next saw before me a wild and rock-bound coast and the high surf beating furiously against the stern cliffs. The white foam of the billows was seething and flying about on all sides and a fierce wind was driving the mountain waves toward the coast and dashing them headlong upon the shore. Above the clifts stood a man whose melancholy countenance and deep, hag. gard eyes bespoke a personality in strange harmony with the scene around him. Just then I heard him utter in a distant voice “To be or not to be, that is the question.” What thoughts could he have? Why stood he thus alone? I wondered at the sight. A great sadness seemed sometime to have overcast him. Perhaps he had lost a dear friend, perhaps he had been unfortunate in love, or perhaps it may be, he had committed some crime for which he had afterward repented. The picture faded away. Another appeared. It was now spring, and the birds and the flowers had begun to cheer the world. A young woman was gathering flowers in the meadow. She was happy, for I could hear her humming the strains of an is old, f uniliar love song. But she was soon interrupted by a voiee from behind. “How d’ye do? Seems to me I’ve met ye before.’’ “Oh yes, very likely,’’ replied the first, “I am Miss Lena Hardy.” Tlie neweomer looked sur])rised. “Oh yer be, be yer? My name’s Warren — Esther Warren. I guess we uster go t’ sehool together at Fitchburg. I live up over there.’’ She pointed to a shambling cottage. “I raise chickens for th’ market.’’ “Oh! now I rememl)er you!’’ exclaimed Miss Hardy. “Do you happen to know where any of our old classmates are?’’ “Well, I should say!’’ “’Bout a fortnight ago, I looked outen the winder and saw a cart goin’ up th’ street. It had no bosses nor nuthin an’ I didn’t know zactly what ter make on’t. It stopped before my house and two men on th’ front seat got off’ll made a bow. Who do d’ye ’spose the} " were? One was Joe Schofield and the other Louis Moreau. One on ’em pressed a but- ton, like they have on ’leetrie bells in th’ city, then both got up on the cart again. Then th’ cart began ter play, without any one turning a crank. Then Schofield began t’ sing and Louis kept time with his feet an’ he did it pretty lively, too. By th’ way, where’s that feller Rod that uster scrape up t’ 3 011 so? You aint married, be yer?’’ Miss Hardy blushed. “I beg pardon,’’ said Miss Warren quickly. “Oh, no offence at all. I was just thinking. We had a little disagreement three years ago, and I haven’t seen him since.” “Do tell! I want ter know!” exclaimed the rustic. “ It’s just as well. Less to do with men th’ better. I never had much use for them anyway.” Miss Hardy blushed again. “Wall, I’ve got to be a’goin’,” Miss Warren continued. “I’ve got to feed my hens. Glad I’ve met ye. Good-bye.” “Good-bye,” answered Miss Hardy. Just then this picture faded and instead appeared the after deck of a large ocean liner eastward bound. Most noticeable among the passengers were two persons promenading about the deck. One was a man. I recognized him as Rodney Wilson. He was the same whom I saw upon the cliff in the storm, but his haggard look was gone and instead he wore the merry counte- nance of his school days. His companion was — Miss Lena Hardy. Anion tlie rCvSt of the ])assengers, I recognized my old class- mates, Misses Stowell, Ranney, Proctor, Kane, and Noonan, a|)])arently bound for Euro])e. I could see by their “haughty looks and proud, overbearing manners” that they belonged to the faculty of the I ' itehburg High School. The steamer gradually receded, and at last was wholh’ withdrawn from my sight over the horizon. I awaited the next })ieture, but I suddenly heard a loud crash. The lens had given out and the ])eculiar chemical ]3roperties of Polonium and Actinium could be of no further avail. 20 septp:mber. 8. School opens. 8. Randall appears with a goatee. 10. Stella returns. 10. Randall in disguise. 14. Class organizes. 16. Kindergarten organizes. 18. Stella informs Fisher he has a hole in his head. Newcomb breaks a leg; tough eheese. Lowe threatens to sue Sen- tinel. 19. Franklin informs elass that it is eomposed of “Guvs.” Ell- strom seen buying “ cigarwettes.” 20. Dutch Miller embraees opportunity in the shape of Mable. 21. Wilson walks home with Lena. 22. Again ? ? ? ? ? Rod ! ! ! ! 22. P. Lowe maketh “goo goo eyes” at “Peck’s Bad Bo 3 ’’ P. S. The bo 3 ' was a girl. Mossman takes a front seat, kindness of Cowdrey. 24. Moreau has an idea. 25. Junior football team shows up strong at practiee. Fisher is an all-around man anyway. R lndall receives a razor. Wilson has a new “’04“ on his cap. 26. Stella tells Ross he is a lobster. 21 27. Consternation ! Miss Smith informs her eivies elass that only for a woman Ameriea would not have been diseovered. Hurrah for Isabella! 28. Freshman girls play tag in loeker room. 29. Lowe eseapes parents and attends “ Peek and His Mother- in-Law.” 80. Stella tells Brownell he’s a bird. Is there not some mistake here ? OCTOBER. 1. Class meeting. R an rising: Mr. President, will you please tell me who is up? 2. Class meeting. After ehoosing elass flower “ Roses eome too high.” Remember our motto, “Live for the highest,” saith Moreau. 3. Spirited meeting on founding of sehool paper. 5. Day Aloreau didn’t get N. G. 6. Cobb’s infernal maehine’s annual appearanee. 7. Fitzroy gets a D-ploma in F ' reneh. 8. Guy thumbs his nose at Stella, naughty boy. 9. Wilder doesn’t eare about being saved. Thinks that a little more exeitement would be agreeable. 10. Edgar burns his pants. 11. Arrests of Chinamen in Boston, and on 12. Cobb fails to show up at sehool. 13. Jaek winks at Edgar in assembly hall. 14. “Billy ” Obear gets fired off football field at Leominster. 16. Charlie and Rosalie seen eoming out of a pawn shop. Holy Aprieots ! 21. Miss Sleeper says she would not give a d — for all Sehofield knows about Freneh. Ryan asleep at the switeh in assem- bly hall. 22. Mossman gets lost. Anxious Pater. 28. Miss Chaffin pairs ofl ' with Bill Briggs in assembly hall. 22 NOVEMBER. 1. We find that Ryan is a musician. 2. Report cards arrive. Mercy ! 3. Why the sad faces ? 6. A singing class disturbed by Hen Woodbury. 7. “Snuffies” walks home with Miss Spaulding after a football game. Cobb contemplates suicide. 9. Miss Woodward says that she’s going to get after “Cupid.” She says she means Earl but we think otherwise. 10. Fisher translates “Das Gott” as “that goat.” Such depravity ! 11. First appearance of the popular team of Schofield and Brownell at city hall. Great applause. 12. Is Earl going to get married? He has a new suit. Miss Woodward says she has been loved. Not by us though. 13. Some after selling a football ticket: “Who’ll bet on the game ? ” 14. A “ Robbin ” informs Miss Spaulding that she’s a peach. Sherwin falls off the roof of the car. 16. H. S. concert. Chandler, ’04, loses his hat. Borrows “Banty’s.” 17. Lawton, ’05, caught shaving with a corn razor. DECEMBER. 2. Cobb says that there is a place reserved for him below. 7. Earl sticks out his tongue at Stella. 9. Spelling match. Wfilder has thirteen words correct. Nolen jokes. 13. But where is Randall’s goatee? 14. Earl falls down and says er— er— er-er — damn it. Shocking! 23. Vacation begins. JANUARY. 7. Miss Woodward tells Mossman he’s on the road to ruin. P. S. Sh-rl-y. 23 1). C()l)l)’s resignation. Tears. 12. Nolen ives a short leeture on sehool lawlessness. 12. Seeond leetnre in Nolen eounse. 29. Miss S])aulcling informs elass that she onee had four profes- sors on her mind but she is not sure but that one has eseai)ed. 20. Cobb oes. Great send-off. FEBRUARY. 1. Newcomb quotes from “Old Ladies’ Home Journal.’’ 2. Vosburg arrives. Oh, what hair! It puts Mossman’s in the shade. 9. Lowe taketh a fall. 12. Third Nolen leeture. Ben Greet at Cumings. 12. Ryan is ejected. 15. Gardner reception at Lincoln hall. 19. Ryan returns. Reception in 26. 24. Miss Spaulding gives Newcomb a spool to jday with. 26. Debate. Hurrah for Mike! 29. Nihil Factum. School closes for vacation. MARCH. 7. Brownell imports a War Cry. Disastrous results. 14. Stella tells Guy “Du Bist Mein.’’ 15. Fisher eateth his daily bread. Furnished by Brown. 17. St. Patrick represented by Miss Warner. 18. Garno makes a grand entry into the assembly hall during prayer. 22. Schofield, ’04, gets locked in the Art gallery at library. Poor Joe. 28. Mr. Hitchcock visits school. APRIL. 1. Cffisar has a full hand. Woodbury a straight flush. 24 . 3. P. Lowe drinketh rub-down mixture. Moral: Toueh not the flowing bowl. 15. ClaSvS party. What was in the punch? 19. No school. 20. Yosburg absent. Glee Club concert. Howard and Leslie get sent home. 25. Training begins for Senior track team. 29. Woodbury goes away in train with pretty female. MAY. 3. Obear taketh unto himself a wife. Has sympath of entire school. 19. Miss Duffy and M. Cushing Smith have a duet. 23. Miss Woodward: “I had, I was had, I will be had.” 25. Do stones grow? Ask Plumer, ’05. JUNE. 4. Circus day. Yosburg and Messenger get stuck. 16. Second Glee Club concert. 20. Newcomb gets a bad lamp. 27. Junior class part 3 29. Graduation. Who got stuck ? 30. Prom. 25 FOOTBALL Although combating with luck, fate and a few other fickle fortunes, the football season of 1903 resulted favorabl} both finaneially and otherwise for the Fitchburg High School. Pitted against the natural foe of football, broken bones, the team won out “hands down.” Anderson ’04 manager, Champney ’04 and Miller ’04 assistants, eonducted the finaneial and business ends of the game as well as eould be expected. With the election of Rich ’05 as captain came a call for can- didates and a fair number turned out. Just here a eloud of ill luck arose, and when the smoke had eleared away it was discov- ered that quite a few of the candidates had reeeived bruises of more or less severity which put them hors de combat. Mr. Cobb kindly offered his services as a coach and in this capacity ably whipped the boys into shape. Later Mr. Hogan was also secured and he eontributed in a great amount to the success of the team. Among those who deserve special mention are: Ander- son ’04, Goulding ’04 and Fitzroy ’05. L. E. L. T. L. G. PLAYERS. c. R. G. R. T. R. E. Goulding Miller Wilson Schofield Stone Shervvin Roddy Whitney Philbrook Q- B. Rich Fitzroy 26 L. H. Cross F. B. R. n. Anderson Allaire Curley GAMEvS PLAYED. October: 10, F. H. S. 12— Keene H. S. 0 14, F. H. S. 0 — Ivcominster H. S. 6 21, F. H. s. 0 — Leominster 11. S. 0 24, F. H. s. 0— Keene H. S. 6 November : F. H. s. 15- Ayer H. S. 0 7, F. H. s. 0 — Waltham H. S. 17 11, F. H. s. 23— Ayer H. S. 0 14, F. H. s. 0 — Gardner H. S. 18 21, F. H. s. 0 — Gardner H. S. 5 26, F. FL s. 16 — Clinton H. S. 0 BASKET-BALL A high school basket-ball team that takes seeoncl plaee among the sehool teams of Massaehusetts must be a pretty good one, to say the least. Fitehburg High Sehool has won this honor ehiefly through the fine work of Capt. Sherwin ’06, and the efforts of Mr. Waters, the coaeh. The onl team Sherwin ’s men eouldn’t eonquer was Holyoke High Sehool and this one unques- tionably holds the ehampionship. A few years ago basket-ball was praetically unknown at the Fitehburg High Sehool, but sinee its debut it has eome to be one of the most interesting of all athletie sports. This year’s season started with a vim, and plenty ' of eandidates appeared for posi- tions, henee it was possible to form a second team among whom the most eonspieuous were Anderson ’04 and Goulding ’04. This team assisted the regulars materially in aequiring their exeellent standard whieh proeured for them so many vietories. 27 R. F. Morrill PLAYERS. K. B. Philbrook c. Shcrwin Rich DesRivieres Subs: Elllstroni, Fitzro_v, Ford, Austin and Roddy. GAMES PLAYED. December : 25, F. H. S. 40 — Clinton H. S. 14 January’ : 1, F. H. S. 39 — Murdock Academy’ 4 9, F. H. s. 21— Shamrocks of C. .A. 7 15, F. H. s. 29— Leominster H. S. 9 24-, F. H. s. 27 — Leominster H. S. 7 29, F. H. s. 19— Cushing Academ_v 2d team 11 February’ : 5, F. H, s. 37— Marlboro H. S. 21 12, F. H. s. 42— Brookfield H. S. 21 20 , F. H. s. 31— Gardner H. S. 12 26, F. H. s. 14— Holyoke H. S. 28 March : 2, F. H. s. 39— Leominster H. S. 7 5, F. H. s. 54 — Worcester South High 5 12, F. H. s. 17 — Athol 12 25, F. H. s. 23 — Gardner H. S. 15 BASEBALL After a deal of eoaxing, promising and threatening, the mone_v was advaneed to pa " for the new suits for the ball pla ers. After the series of inter-class games, candidates came to the fore and prospects looked bright for Fitchburg High School. But alas! bad times were in store. AIan " received D’s and thus were unable to play until their marks were raised. But many good ones were left and these started out braveh " to do or die, and came out about even. 28 After years of experienee the class of ’04 advises future cap- tains to pick the team early and drill the players for a particular ])osition. Continued changing about is not conducive to winning victories. Schofield ’05, Desmond ’07, and Ford ’06, put up a very good game in their respective positions. Roddy ’05 captained the men well and Anderson ’04 looked out for the managing end. GAMES PLAYED. April, 1904: 30, F. H. S. 1 — Lawrence Academy 4 May : 7, F. H. S. 14— Gardner H. S. 11, F. H. S. 8— Gardner H. S. 21, F. H. S. 5— Athol H. S. 8 7 8 6 14 25, F. H. S. 3 — Murdock Academy 28, F. H. S. 5— Gardner H. S. June: 1, F. H. S. 12 — Murdock Academy 10 11, F. H. S. 2 — Murdock Academy 22 15, F. H. S. 7— Gardner H. S. ' 5 PLAYERS. O’Dea, catch. Desmond, short stop. Roddy, captain, second base. Goulding, right field. McNamara, right field. Ford, center field. Whitney, first base. Madigan, left field. Schofield, third base. Wilson, pitch. 29 B GARDNER M IreceRTW Friday, May 6, saw a crowd of jolly Seniors start for that suburb called Gardner to enjoy an evening of unlimited enjoyment which was to be given them by the Senio rs of Gardner High. The special car left the American House at 6.30, and from that time on jollity reigned supreme. On the way up nothing eventful happened, except for the periodical return of the conductor along the running board yell- ing “ F ' ares, please, fares,” and although one or two of the boys were noticed trying to make good in German by “buzzing” “das Fraulein,” most of them had troubles enough of their own, plan- ning how to keep on the good side of their “wives” and still “shine up” to their Gardner friends. At South Gardner, a num- ber of Gardner Seniors aceompanied us to the high school build- ing, which was very prettih decorated in erimson and white, the class colors. Now the evening ' s enjoyment began in earnest. All were told by the Gardner president to make themselves at home and act as though the 3 " knew everyone, which suggestion was speedily fol- lowed out, and immediately eaeh one was striving to find his partner for the grand march, by finding a flower whieh bore some resemblance to the one given to him. After each had found his match the grand mareh commenced, led by the Gardner president and the Fitchburg vice-president. After this came the daneing and consequently the renewing of old friendships and the forming of new ones. The intermission was eondueted in a novel manner. Each person was given a May-basket containing a piece of candy and 30 those having similar pieces were partners for the intermission. It was very strange how one or two of the couples accidentally (?) hap])ened to be together. It was a Lowe trick, anywciy. Twelve o’clock came too soon for the happy crowd, and it was with a feeling of regret that they thanked their Gardner friends for the good time they had given them, and with three times three for Gardner, they boarded their special ear for home, leaving their Gardner friends, as well as a few of the high school boys who in some unaccountable way had a sudden liking for Gardner and decided to make it their home for — one night. I said they left their Gardner friends at the station ; I meant they left most of them, for two or three of the weaker sex of Gardner accompanied us for a short distance and when they left two or three more of our boys left, to reappear to- Moreau about 6 o’clock in the morning, cold and tired, having taken the express called the milk train (a train very appropriate for those partic- ular boys) in the wee small hours of the morning. What they did from the time they left the special until the} " “jumped” the other remains a mystery. The special sped along through the midnight darkness and it was strange how the jolts of the ear threw the people together, nevertheless no complaint was heard of being crowded. The hour and a quarter it took to get home was all too short, and the trip was declared by everybody to be one of the best of the many participated in by the Senior class during the pleasant year of 1904. VALENTINE PARTY. The evening of Monday, February 15, was one long to be remembered, for on it we gave our Valentine Party in honor of our co-classmates, the Gardner Seniors. The committee had pre- viously been hard at work, and when we arrived Lincoln hall was tastefully decorated with crimson and white, our class colors. A huge crimson and white flag with a crimson ’04 on a white ground was hung over the platform, which was embellished with palms and potted plants. In front of a small alcove where a cosy corner with a huge crimson heart hung over it was the receiv- ing line. Our principal, president, and Miss Woodward were the 31 dignified ones who reeeived with stately mien, and Rodney and Lena assisted tliem with their smiles and bewitehing talk. Imagine. After the reeeption the evening was given to exeitement in the guise of eard playing and daneing, the latter being perhaps the m(3st liberally patronized beeause of the magnetic ' ])Ower whieh Perey’s playing seemed to exereise. The Gardner people went home about half-past ten and from that time until nearly twelve the festive members of our own class held riotous sway. Exhibitions of card pla dng — hitherto unknown by the quieter members, and a fane schottische was executed by Moreau and Miss Conan t. This latter exhibit was watched and applauded vigoroush by all. When however the evening waned and the small hours .of morning were close at hand, we gathered our goods and chattels and lit out for home. Methinks ’twas an evening goodly spent and one of grand success. 32 y Co. 2pta Olliaptpr nf Hamlt a tgma iPralpnttty (Ularrurr Eu intr AUint SmiwB Auli Austin l arulb (EmsB HtUiaut Jrtu0 iFairbanks (El|rstrr g argntt l arbg Pt|tlip lErurst farkrr ilillrr, 3n ISaymuuh Wallarr ?fruirumb Waltrr ISubrrt g I|ankB Wilkins g tnn Snbn y (!Insl)ing Wilsnn Wyman 33 With a small but steadily advancing membership, Zeta Phi Fraternity, of Delta Chapter, enters upon its first year as a soci- ety of the Fitchburg High School. This Fraternity is practically in its youth, having been chartered the previous year. Its aim is to promote, not only in the local chapter, but in its various branches, the strong ties of friendship. MEMBERS. Edward H. Lawton, Fred S. Plumer, Guy H. Fisher, Uly sses F. DesRivieres. Franklin M. Brown. 3 + The Glee Clul) organized in the finst part of the year under the direetion of Mr. Cobb, and for many moons afterward the assembly hall was filled with groanings and squealings whieh they ealled musie. Before this boasted talent had a ehanee to become publicly admired, however, Mr. Cobb went to New York to teach. Then came a time of much discussion as to whether the club should disband or not. It was finally decided to ask Mr. Lloyd to direct the club. He accepted and the club was reorganized. Mr. Lloyd was elected manager and director, Leslie J. Mossman assistant manager, Howard Ross treasurer, and Edgar Schofield secretary. With this board of officers the club started on an uphill climb to laurels, and on April 20, with the assistance of Miss Lotta Smith, gave a very pleasing and successful concert. At this con- cert the unique and ingenious minds of the club were partially developed and a surprise was sprung on the general public. In- stead of the corps of easy-marks who had ushered at all previous concerts and lectures, a bevy of bewitching damsels met the gaze of the ensnared populace. Fair damsels sold the little pink cards of admission, fair damsels took tickets, fair damsels distributed programs and fair damsels ushered the multitudinous audience to their seats. It has even been said by some of the others who sang not at the concert that many enjoyed the glances bestowed upon them by the smiling and gracious attendants more than the music. Soon after this concert Lazy Leslie resigned and George Ell- strom was elected to fill the position. Before the second concert 35 George resigned both from the elnb and from the ])osition of assistant manager. Poor “Hubby” Sheehan got rung in and under his able management the elub gave a seeond very sueeessful eoncert. They were assisted in this by Mrs. G. Harvey Kidder, who read several selections with tremendous effect. The elub has had a few pictures taken which have created a furor in musical circles, for their smart appearance has caused much approval on the part of critics and observers. The club consists of twelve members, six of whom are mem- bers of the illustrious class of 1904, and two more who are ’06 men of course have S 3 mipathies with us. The Juniors have a small proportion, but then every little is said to help, so here’s to Edgar and Franklin. The following table of names and classes is put here not so much for the benefit of the readers of this “Record” as to aid the one who is daily inscribing names in the Hall of Fame. FIRST TENORS. John David Lloyd, F. G. C. M,, Director. Harold Chandler, John Messenger. Leslie Mossman, Howard Ross, Joseph Schofield, SECOND TENORS. George Ellstrom, FIRST BASSES. Edgar Schofield, SECOND BASSES. Charles Sheehan, Robert Humphreys, Franklin Brown Ralph Champiie} ' . 36 (The certificate of membership) NINE FITCHBURG HIGH SCHOOL CHARLES T. WOODBURY, PRINCIPAL Fitchburg, Mass., Feb. 30, 1904 DEMERIT Mr. What-d’yer-call-it My Dear Sir: Your son Wiggle has re- ceived eight demerits. Enclosed you will CLUB find the regulations of the High School Com- mittee. Yours very truly, Charles T. Woodbury Behold the awe-inspiring appellation. Truly ’tis a mysterious and ghastly suspense which its members hold. Even the poor mistaken little Juniors have made an attempt to go and do like- wise. But nay, nay, Pauline, it is an utter impossibility. The fraternity of nine demerit holders, for verily it is a frater- nity, for is not a fraternity a cooperating brotherhood, was organized in the middle 3 ear term when a goodly youth discov- ered that many in number of our noble classmates had obtained, by fair and honest means, nine full demerits in good working order. The number of the fortunate receivers being so great it was partiall3 planned to organize the club under the name of the “Forty-niners,” but to this many objected inasmuch as it was a steal on the inspiring college hymn. The time of the club’s existence was necessarily of short dura- tion, for when the faculty heard of the society and when it came to their ears that many other Seniors were tr dng masterful means to obtain the desired nine, they promptly and expedi- tiously began to suspend the originators. Our celebrated break- fast food was one of the first to go but when the school com- mittee realized the true worth of “Reddy Bits” Ryan he was permitted to return. Our president followed “In his steps” and the same result occurred ; he was allowed to return. Keating went next and so on. Thus we prophesied the fate of the “Nine Demerit Club.” But so popular had it become that many were placed on the waiting list; but when “Angelfood” announced his intention to 37 join, the climax was reached. Let us close this ejhstlc before too many state secrets are revealed to your open ears and a])in mouths. Here’s lon life to the perpetrators and incubators of the attempt. THE LATEST POPULAR NOVELS “H ow 1 Pierced ‘Cupid.’” H. Pierce. ‘‘How I Came to Know It All.” Lowe. ‘‘Reflections of a Thin Woman.” Miss Sweeney. ‘‘My Experiences as a Flirt.” Miss Kenne} ' ’06. ‘‘To Woo and To Win; or My Experiences with Jane.” M ossman. ‘‘Rules for Getting in Early at School.” Miss Hanna. ‘‘ Why I Ever Come to School.” Keating. ‘‘How to Look Important.” Champney. CHILDREN, DON’T EVER— Think you’re better than us. Refrain from talking on all occasions. Charge books in the library. Say to Miss Fairbanks, ‘‘Pleath, miss, throw me down a match.” Notice the existence of the principal. Take ‘‘Banty” seriously. Imagine why we call Miss E. A. H. the ‘‘baby elephant.” Look up to Misses O’Toole, Gifford and Woodward. Think Miss Brown is ‘‘green.” Ask ‘‘Billie” why he married. Make the mistake of getting an ‘‘A.” Etc. 38 MEMORABLE EVENTS The day that Keating passed in an algebra assignment. The day that Wilder was seen walking down street with a girl. The day Porter Lowe diseovered something he didn’t know. The day Miss Smith paid for four iee ereams. The day Miss Sleeper had her ehocolate stolen. WE WONDER WHY Keating left sehool. The janitorship was taken from Mr. Smith. Miss Smith uses extra text-books. Sehofield and Moreau stayed over in Gardner. Miss E. A. H. Sleeper remains in sehool. The seeond bowl of puneh at the elass party was iee water. More persons didn’t go to Gardner May party. Mossman goes to Shirley. Miss Spaulding gave a “tea.” May was so downeast eoming home from Gardner. The margin of the Assembly hall gallery isn’t enlarged for a danee hall. Seene: A sehool-room ; two boys; a pack of cards; a game of pitch; French recitation; teacher; discovered; last demerit. Result ? 39 OUR TEN COMMANDMENTS IN ROOM 26 I. — Thou shalt not write notes nor in any way eomnuinieate unless thou efinst do it when “Grandpa” seetli thee not. II. — Thon shalt not neglect th ' studies for any baseball game — except Fitchburg vs. Gardner. III. — Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s “excuse” when thou canst not obtain one for th ' self. IV. — Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor’s white block nor shalt thou write thy declensions on thy cuff. V. — Thou shalt not keep thy garbage in thy desk nor shalt thou distribute it in thy neighbors’ desks, for there are refuse cans in the basement. VI. — Thou shalt not stand with th 3 hands in th pockets when thou recitest Latin. [Dedicated to Lowe ’04.] VII. — Thou shalt not perambulate except in single file along the halls for it has been thus decreed. VIII. — Obe " th teacher and th ' principal that thy days ma be free from demerits. IX. — Thou shall not eat above the first floor for as thou doest this thou shalt receive a demerit. X. — Thou shalt not talk or in an} " wa} " communicate with thy neighbor between recitations, or thou shalt be obliged to go to the desk at one o’clock. WHATS AND WHYS. Scene, Biolog} class. Brownell. “In looking into the microscope I see something green.” VIr. Hartwell. “It is only the reflection.” Cobb to Hutchins ’05. “Put your flgure on the board.” Hutchins. “How can I?” Shanks ’04. “A full revolution is equal to 360°.” Cobb. “How about one-half full?” Miss Spaulding. “Wilson, what is 3 " our opinion of the Vicar of Wakefleld ?” Wilson. “I dunno, I’m sure.” 40 Miss Woodward. “Every present partieiple of a verb ends in what ?’’ Sehofield. “That’s right.’’ Col)b. “Is that true or false?’’ Hutchins. “Yes, sir.’’ Cobb. “Both, is it?’’ Why did Walter go to the C. C. ? To C. C., of course. If chord is spelled with an h why shouldn’t the name of our beloved professor be Chobb ? D’ou vient cet embarras? — Why these kisses? Why does Fisher go to Leominster? STORY. King had a note book. So didn’t Wilson. King studied hard. So didn’t Wilson. King’s note book was good. So wasn’t Wil- son’s. King didn’t see Wilson’s note book. Neither did Wilson. Both books identical. Coincidence is a queer thing. 41 THE ALPHABET BOYS A stands for Anderson, so big and so strong, In athletics he is a Hercules born. B is Brownell, who exerts his might In making puns — his chief delight. C stands for Champnej who is Haze l’s pet. And also for Chandler, who’s a genius, you bet, D is demerit. When ten you receive. You very hastilj take 3 ’our leave. E is exertion each of us spent When on this poem our thoughts were bent. F is for Foster, whom Emma jollies. But maybe some day she’ll regret her follies. G stands for Goulding and George Miller, too. Who at the Meet won points not a few. H is for Harold, who in stature is small. But his wonderful brains astonish us all. I, the intelligenee which we should get If it were not that some teaehers favor a pet. J is for Jerry, who for demerits sought. Did he enjoy the liberty so dearly bought? K is for Kangas, who knows languages galore. And also Keating, who is in the jewelr store. L is for Lowe, who thinks he knows it all. But it’s said, “Pride goeth before a fall.” M is Moreau, who always sports st 3 de, And also Madigan, who for all has a smile. N for Neylon, who on his part Holds a warm spot for Nolen around his heart. O is for “Order,” which in 26 stirs The hearts of the bravest — when it oceurs. 42 P is for paper, pencil and pen, Which pupils in 26 need without end. O is the question which in exams we find. And for its answer we hard do grind. R is for Ryan and also for red. In French he surpasses and stands at the head. S is for Shanks, our president good. For two years we’d have had him if we could. T is for teachers, who have the idea That for cut in wages they’ll strike next year. U is Unity, which exists in our class, V is the value in which we surpass. W is Wilson, Walker and Wilder, Of the latter two, which is the milder ? X, Y and Z are the last of the list. And we hope of this poem you’ve got the gist. GIRLS A is for Alice, who sits up so straight. B is for Bemis, who always makes dates. C is for Conant, whom Leslie adores. D is for Desmond, who o’er “Argus” pores. O’er the G. H. S. paper she always bends When Kendall, from Gardner, the latter sends. E is for Elsie, who excels in all. F is so foolish we none can recall. G is for Gallup, in whom Miller delights. H is for Hosley, and she is all right. I’s for Irene, who wears Elliot’s pin. J is for Junior, who never rings in. K is for Kane, who likes Johnny so well. L is for Lena, who some day will dwell ’Neath bright, sunny skies With Rodney, her prize. M is for Margaret, who is husband to Ruth. N is for Noonan, who stands for the truth. 43 () is Orlana, who’s star of our class. P is for Peirce, who is Cupid’s lass. O is for Quigley, who’s very sedate. R is for Read, who never is late. S is for Stowell, our prize s])eaker’s fond mate. T is for Trude, which for Gertrude is short. From whom at the lunch counter food we have bought. U is for Us, we always are right. V is vacation, when we’re gone from your sight. W’s for Warren, who in algebra strives. X is ’Xcuse, which tardy arrives. Y is for our 3 ear, nineteen-four. Z is the end, and so we ean’t say more. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The thanks of the Classbook Committee are due to Mr Robert Littlehale, a former member of the class, for the eover de sign for this book. 44 CLASS SONG Classmates clear, we now are gathered, Where we’ve often met before, Where we’ve had both joys and sorrows For the past four years or more. Years in whieh we’ve worked and struggled To attain our highest aim. And our sehool we leave with sorrow. In this world to win our fame. Some to higher sehools of learning. Some to other ealls may pass. But where’er our work may take us. Let eaeh do honor to his elass. Classmates, teaehers, as we leave 3 ' ou, And our newer tasks pursue. Dearest mem’ries will we treasure Of our joyous days with you. May the One who watches o’er us Guide us in the path of right. That our courage may not falter, Be our future dark or bright. 45 Miss Slcci)cr docs not understand a cinch. Virtue may flourish In an okl Cravat, Hut man and nature Scorn the Shocking? Hat If YOU w’ould Ijc up to date and strictly in it, try one of (nir GUYER Straw Hats They are correct in style and finish ALLEN LESURE Popular Clothiers and Hatters 146 Main Street AND LOTS OF IT You can expect from this time out. We propose to help you prepare for the heat with Summer Clothing, STRAW HATS, SOFT SHIRTS in all the new colorings. LOVERING, ELLIOTT CO. Clothiers and Hatters, 121 Main St. Established 1867 Nearly forty years of suceess our guar- antee We are OPTICIANS JEWELERS and SILVERSMITHS Fine Engraving F. S. HALL, 194 Main Street FITCHBURG, MASS. Confidence in what you eat helps the appetite If you buy groceries here your appetites will be all right Good Drugs Low Prices Drury’s Corner Grocery Does quality count with you? STONE, the Druggist, 166 Main Main and Blossom Sts. Branch Store at Whaloni Mr. Hartwell to Brownell — I suppose you have so many lady friends to call ' on in the afternoon that you don’t have time to come up to afternoon session. 46 Miss Miller likes long embraces. Our Youn Men’s Trade Is constantly increasing, and there is a reason for it. Young men are observing and posted on what is right in clothes. We are making a constant study of the subject and with the best of results. YOUNG MEN’S SUITS Nobby, erisp styles of Cheviots, Serges, Scotches, Worsteds, 31 to 36 breast. $5.00 to $15.00 a Suit KIMBALL CO. 174-178 Main St., Fitchburg VACATION TIME IS KODAK TIME If you have a KODAK with you in the moun- tains, or at the seashore, you have all the fun that the others have, and the pictures besides. The Kodak Developing Machine has removed the last unpleasant feature of picture making — no dark room necessary now. Our Sporting Goods Department Will furnish you eomplete outfits in anything you may need. Come in and see them before you leave town. FITCHBURG HARDWARE CO. G.— Why, didicissimus ? (Did he kiss a moose ?) P. — He didn’t, he kissed a deer (dear). 47 New Breakfast P ' ood — I ettijohn Ryan. Wedding Gifts .. AT .. PERCY H. SAFFORD’S 292 Main Street Chamberlain-Huntress Co. take pleasure in extending heart} ' congratulations to each member of the gradu- ating class of ’04 upon the successful ending of vour high school studies, also wish all a happy and pros- perous future not forgetting to mention that when you or your friends have Dry Goods of any kind to bu} ' , we can serve ever3’one to their sat- isfaction. and shall be pleased to welcome you. Very respectfully, Chamberlain-Huntress Co. G. W. ROYLEIGH 170 Main St., Fitchburg DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FOOT MILLINERY Fine Shoes a specialty Smith The Jeweler 180 Main St., Fitchburg Watches, Clocks, Diamonds, Silverware, Cut Glass and Jewelry .4T REASOXABLE PRICES Fine Watch Repairing. All Work Guaranteed Jewett pianos .. Indorsed by leading musieians for their “beautiful tone,’’ “evenness of scale,’’ “beautiful finish.’’ Easy Monthly Payments. A large assort- ment always on hand at our warerooms 249 Main St., Fitchburg M. STEINERT SONS CO. TUNING A SPECIALTY Richmond Fairbanks 205-209 Main St. ICahtra’I Missts’ ©utfittrra Ladies’ and Misses’ I Ladies’ Tailors Ready-to-Wear and Skirt Garments | Makers 205 Main St. 209 Main St. Banty — Have you got a diaphragm? Walker — Yes, but it’s iii my desk. 48 McCarthy alias Prof. O’Howe Wise. Stein -Bloch .. REPRESENTS THE BEST TO BE HAD .. in Smart Clothes WE HAVE THEM Iver Johnson 255-257 Main St. Building V_ » Fitchburg F. H. LANE CO., Props. i rnttnrl printing OInmpattg Book and General Job Printers .. SCHOOL WORK .. is a large part of our business. See this Class Book, The Red and Gray, the Catalogue and Souvenir of Cushing Academy, The Owlet (Leominster High School) etc., all of 1904 387 Main Street : : : : Fitchburg Take Elevator and The Sentinel Pupil — Please may I have a block? I lost mine at last examination. Brown’s new word — transposion. Transposition is too long for him. 49 I ' ivc pact ' s of I ' rcnch in ten minutes. The record, so far, at reeess, Kooni 20. Hatters and Haberdashers. 153 MAIN STREET. FiTCHBURG. MASS. SHOES FOR EVERYBODY THE DOUGLAS HAIR STORE 187 MAIN STREET FITCHBURG SHOE LADIES’ HAIR DRESSING SHAMPOOING STORE, 142 MAIN ST. MANICURING FACIAL MASSAGE ETC., ETC. C. E. MANSFIELD E. W. TINSLEY FLORIST CIGARS CBb IVER JOHNSON BLDG. TOBACCO FITCHBURG, MASS. BIRDS AND SUPPLIES GOLD FISH, AQUARIUMS, ETC. 1 BLOSSOM ST. FITCHBURG Nolen. — Have any of you taken any of my translations? Ryan. — No, sir. But where do you keep ’em ? 50 PRETTY POITER “Hant3 ' ” says “I am the earth and I am inhabited.” When all our competitors ha ' ve fulfilled their brief existence, our Iotv prices and square dealing mnll ha ' ve passed into an axiom. Electrical Goods of e’very description Wall E apers of finest material A LOWEST PRICES. Laurence ros 44-46 Main Compliments of T ' he Mossman Wood Turning Co. Smoke ark CluE ' Cigars cManufactured b ' ) 3 oet oel Son J26 Main St. 000 Suits .. selling at 6 Oc on the dollar $ 7,50 Suits 5,00 $15,00 Suits 10,00 $12,00 Suits 7,50 $18,00 Suits 12,50 The cold, backxoard spring is the reason. TAe Goodno w Co, Operators 9 Stores. 210-212 Main Street Henry cA, Estabrook Wishes you an enjoyable ' hacation and suggests that in your anticipation of such you do not forget necessary toilet requi- sites. j3 Whalom ' Tark... is ig hat you make it — ith your liberal sup- port the character of the resort will con- tinue to improve. Brownell — He — he — he — he. Miss W. — Don’t look any more like it than yon can help. Over his baby features come the blushes of a girl — Fairbanks, ’00. The Best Soda . and the , Best Soda Equipment IN THE CITY IS TO BE FOUND AT Hayes Pierson Co ' s EVERYTHING IN THE DRUG LINE AT THE LO WEST PRICES Come In iPtthere you see the Quaker standing at the door . . , , Furniture Carpets Housekeeping Goods and the Quaker Range Philbrook House furnishing Co. 13 Putnam St. near Main Compliments of Matt. Nolan 185 Main St. FOR A GOOD MEAL .. GO TO,, „ Streeter s Lunch „ 78 cMain St. E, F, STREETER. Prop, Home made pies a specialty FOR A DELICIOUS Ice Cream OR A Cold Soda - HILLS 20 Monument Square. Leominster 128 1-2 cMain Street. Fitchburg Compliments of (Alvah M. Levy „ LAW OFFICE „ Rpllstone ’Bank Building Stella — What is one of the ’‘der” words? Brown, ’05 — Dicer. 53 Allaire’s fifth study — football. Manufactured by TE[HAN GOODRICH, fitcliburg Union Machine Compliments of a Friend Compliments of LOWE BROS. CO. Compliments of a Friend H. F. ROCKWELL Apothecary 401 Main Street Compliments of a Friend Roosevelt’s righthand man, Mary Cashing Miss Sleeper’s new tense — The affectionate imperative Ryan has lint on the lunj s from chewing the rag. NUTTING TRUE DON’T READ THIS UNLESS THE Confectioners and Bakers Fitchburg Business College INTEREvSTS YOU A FITCHBURG, IVIASS. LITTEE BIT Send for I ' ree Catalogue D. FULLMER, Principal FITCHBURG MACHINE WORKS YEE JOE MANUFACTURERS OP High- rade, llp-to-date NACHIIE TOOLS First-class Laundry No. 6 V 2 Main St. FITCHBURG, MASS. WALDO’S BLOOD O’CONNELL Restaorant LAW OFFICE 213 -Main Street 17 Park Building AFTER THE PROMENADE Call at J. f. CHAPFIN’S For anything in the line of Miisie Miss Spaulding — What is the appearance of a spirit ? McCarthy — I never saw one. A mcMiiorable day — when Foster wore a “Sold” si n. The pipe, with soleTiin interposing pnflT, Makes half a sentenee at a time enoiif h ; The dozing sa es drop the drowsy strain. Then pause, and puff, and si)eak, and pause again. — Cow per DRINK JOEL’S HOME-BREWED ROOT BEER H EA LTH-GIVING REFRESHING D. H. JOEL Druggist 207 Alain Street Sporting Goods of every description will be found here. Cameras and Supplies Guns and Fishing Tackle Phonographs and Records Athletic Goods for in and out-door sports Automobiles, Bicycles and Supplies Iver Johnson Sporting Goods Co. EDWIN M. READ CONFECTIONER and CATERER 370 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass. THE CLASS OF 1904 WISH TO THANK ALL OF THEIR FRIENDS AND ADVERTISERS WHO HAVE SO KINDLY ASSISTED THEM IN THE PUBLICATION OF THIS BOOK A GOOD PLACE TO BUY GOOD CLOTHES H. A. Goodrich CSiy Co. The oldest, largest and most up-to-date Cloth- ing Store in Northern Massachusetts . PRICES ALWAYS RIGHT Hutehins is spending his fifth year at our sehool, but still says “I know what I want to say, but I don’t know how to say it ” 56 I f J.. i- ' ' • if ■ ■ ■ ' 5 i-- .yf ' .■ ”
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