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The Class Book of Nineteen Hundred and Eight Esse quam videri PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS OF 1908 FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS, JUNE, MCMVIIL To Our Respected Friend and Former Instructor MR. GEORGE MALCOLM HAWES THIS BOOK Is Dedicated by the Class of 1908 GEORGE MALCOLM HAWES GEORGE MALCOLM HAWES The class of 1908 and the meml ers of the Fitchburg High School have cause for regret in the departure of Air. Hawes from our faculty. Mr. Hawes was born at Stoughton, Mass., Aug. 18, 1877, and was graduated from the Stoughton High School in the class of ’95, and from the Bridgewater Normal in 1899. He was af- terward a student at Salem Commercial School and Harvard University. He was a grammar school ])rincipal for two years after grad- uation, then teacher of shorthand and typewriting in the Pea- body High School until his coming to Fitchburg in 1904. Last year he left us to become sub-master in the Malden High School, which position he leaves now for two years of advanced work at Harvard. The least that we can say is that we wish him as great suc- cess and prosperity in his future work as he attained at our school. We wish to thank him for the line work which he did in making our commercial department what it is to-da} " . This department is the most fitting and eloquent monument to his memory, which will always be cherished by the members of the Class of 1908. 7 THE CLASS OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHT WISHES TO EXTEND A MOST SINCERE AND CORDIAL GREETING TO ALL ITS FRIENDS Board of Editors OLIVER KENDALL ROBBINS Editor-in-Chief ARTHUR LEONARD BULL HELEN LOUISE CROSS IRENE GERTRUDE HANNA MAURICE WILTON HOWE JOHN PATRICK KILMARTIN RODNEY MESSENGER LOWE MARY CATHARINE MARKHAM HELEN BEATRICE SNELL HAROLD IRVING THOMPSON MARY WINIFRED WALSH 10 high school. Rather, we made our debut as meek Freshmen, with a feeling of awe mingled with that of pleasure; of awe toward those mighty but merciful upper classmen ; of pleasure, for we were destined to play an important part in the chapters of that mighty book. We managed to conduct ourselves with becoming decorum, born largely of our inexperience and deference toward our high and mighty superiors. Armed with this, and our thirst for knowl- edge, we had the proud distinction of bringing home an occa- sional A for the admiration of our fond parents. Following the precedent established by a long line of worthy predecessors we early acquired a true school spirit, and although we took no active part in athletics, still their success was due largely to our generous assistance and patronage. 11 Our So]:)honiorc 3 ' car proved to tlie Seniors as well as our honored Principal that the Class of ’08 contained latent energy, and our famous pugnacity made its initial a])])earance when one bright morning we quieth ' removed the Junior flag, and as a re- sult of our persistent work, brought Mr. Woodburv out in the early hours of the morning, “to see that there was no trouble.” Our Junior year was one of continuous surprises for the Faeult 3 " and Seniors. The Seniors stood in such fear of us that our honored Principal found it advisable to protect them by regulating our actions by means of legislation, counted on to prevent our harrassing the heretofore unprotected Seniors. How- ever, we proved to all our interested friends that there was a business streak in our make-up, and this we displayed at our class meetings. Our good judgment was first shown in the selec- tion of our class ofiieers. The selection of our class pins was by no means harmoni- ous, but this was finally adjusted to every bodv’s satisfaction. Nevertheless each day we pursued “ the even tenor of our way” and when our Senior year arrived we felt that we were well prepared to serve all the purposes of usefulness and orna- ment that our advanced position demanded. At our Senior election of officers our president and vice-presi- dent were retained in office, a compliment which was a tribute to their efficiency. In literary, social life and athletics, we won many laurels. The Red and Gray was made a success through our earnest efforts. Our excellent work was shown in the Prize Speaking and Essa " Contests of 1907 and 1908. Our social life has brought about a very democratic and friendly intercourse which is almost unparalleled in class history. This good feeling was cultivated by means of the different class parties and the athletic teams which have been a conspicuous success during the last two years. During our high school life we have tried to make our intercourse with pupils and teachers an application of our motto, “To be rather than to seem.” To our faithful and devoted teachers we extend our grateful recognition of their many kindnesses. To the undergraduates we bequeath the legacy of our excel- lent example and our devotion to the school motto, “ATrtus.” We now bid you an affectionate farewell. 12 DENNIS FRANCIS KELLEIIER. “A smile for all, a welcome f :la(l, A jovial, coaxiii w.ay he had.” Donnie is voted by all to be the most jfopular fellow in the elass. lie has served as ])resident for two years and as manager of the ’07 football team. He is an especic ' d favorite with the " iris. HELEN LOUISE CROSS. “Good sense and j?ood nature arc never separated.” Helen has come up from VVhalom every day for four years and still kee])s her ood nature. She is in reat demand at elass parties and she manages to keej) U]) with most of them. She has served as vice-president for two years, and also as editor-in-chief of the Red and Gray. GEORGE F LORRY WISE. “A great and shining star is he.” George certainly is a hummer. He has been captain of the football team for two years, has studied some during that time, and also visited West Fitchburg oc- casionally. Fie is without doubt one of the best ath- letes the school ever turned out. MIRIAM EDDY FOSDICK. ” Laugh and the world laughs with you.” “ .VI im” has loafed diligently for four years and has got so that she can recite Latin and keep her eye on Amies at the same time. It is reported that she wears eights. 13 HENRY LYMAN AKMES. “ ’Tis not for man to trifle, life is brief.” L vman has the jirivile e of coniinj next to “Mini,” which has been his life’s aniljition. “So near and j-et so far,’’ L ’inan ! ESTHER BELLE BROOKS. ” And ne’er did Grecian chisel trace A finer form or lovelier face.” Esther lielle, our only Belle, is jjoing to air out her delicate voice at the Normal school next year She hates all plungers and hence has no use for herself. ARTHUR LEONARD BULL. “Manhood fused with female grace in curls.” Ye have enjoyed Arthur’s fiddling for four long 3 ears, and we know that without him the orchestra would be a failure. (So he sa s.) He has found out to his sorrow that 3 ' ou can’t keep two girls on the string at the same time. MARY GRACE BURKE. “All she says and does is awful.” Grace shines as a debater She also has a tendenc3 ' to make statements of a peculiar nature and then think of them and blush. 14 BENJAMIN NAST COFMAN. “ Some are ])orn fools while others make fools of themselves.” We haven’t been al)le to determine to whieh elas.s Benny belongs, but nevertheless he ean i)lay tlie eornet some. He organized the orchestra and has done mncli to bring it up to its present high standard. JESSIE FRANCES COGSWELL. “Still too yonnj? to walk alone.” Jessie certainly knows politics. If she isn’t president, at least her future lord will be. She is especially inter- ested in Y. M. C. A. affairs. EDWARD JOSEPH CONNOR. “ He warn’t no saint, but at jedgment I’d run my chance with him.’ Ned knows chemistry from A to Z. It is reported that he can even tell HoS by the smell. He pla ' ed football long enough to get a sweater and served as manager of the track team. LENORE CROTTY. “What is man that thou art mindful of him?” “Mother saj s men are deceivers.’’ This is why we account for Nora’s bashfulness. We never saw her speak to a boy and we don’t think she ever looked at one. 15 HOWARD IIOLLON CROWELL. “Man, vain man, clothed in a little brief authority.” Crowell has set the style in neckties for four years. He is very particular about his hair, and is without doubt the handsomest member of the class. (In his mind). JAMES WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM. Jitn is certainly waking up lately. We have watched his increasing interest in the girls almost with awe. He surely went some at the track meet. EDWARD JAMES DAILEY. ” Pondering much and much contriving how the tribes of men might prosper.” We fully expect to see Ed blossom forth as a rival of Delmas. He is already the mayor of South Fitch- burg, and is certainly right there when it comes to debating. MARY JOSEPHINE DALY. ‘‘Your color, I warrant you, is red as any rose.” Red hair is said to be a great help to a woman who has a genius for scolding. Mary leads the school at singing and we expect some day to hear of her on the stage. 16 HAROLD EDWARD DEMOND. “A grave and somber man.” Harold has been with us for four years without causing any trouble either to himself or his teachers. He is sure to make good at Tech. ISABEL DENNETT. ‘‘Skilful alike with pen and tongue.” Her tongue can beat any phonograph yet invented, and she is acknowledged to be headquarters for gossip and advice. PHILLIPS DENNETT. ‘‘He thinks of noone but himself, noone thinks of him but himself.” If this quotation doesn’t fit Phil, then what does? He is a great advocate ot school spirit (in others). He is also the leader of the Yellow Streak Brigade. EVELYN FRANCES DONAHOE. ‘‘Wise to resolve and patient to perform.” Evelyn is a Western product. Her specialty is Civ- ics, but M. C. don’t see it that way. She was never known to be sick through overstudy. 17 HELEN MARY PALES. “Sixteen and in love! What more has earth to offer?” Helen is one of our number who keeps the lunch counter going. She has the reputation of being our best flirt, and we also give her credit for knowing how to skip school without getting caught. HELEN FIELDING. “Thy modesty is a cradle to thy merit.” Helen is not, however, as modest as most people think. Her specialty is singing high “G” when the rest of the school are still. She is another one who dishes out ice cream at recess. THOMAS PATRICK FLYNN. “ Ripe in wisdom was he, but patient, and simple, and childlike.” Tommy has four specialties, namely, basketball and girls in the winter, and Whalom and girls in the sum- mer. He also served as manager of the baseball team. WILLARD FREMONT GORDON. “ He speaks an infinite deal of nothing.” •‘Bill” comes from the South, but we don’t know whether he advocates secession or not. He came very near getting arrested, as he almost killed a coon once. 18 EMILE LEON HADD. “One ear it heard, at the other out it went.’’ Hacld can say more in five minutes than any talking machine yet invented in an hour. He has the honor of being the ehampion pool player of the Senior class. He is particularly friendly with Mr. Ho3 ' t. IRENE GERTRUDE HANNA. “Sweet sixteen, and never been kissed.’’ There is a penalty for disturbing Irene, as her blush is liable to set the building on fire. She has got it trained so that it exactly matches Dennie’s hair. GEORGE KNIGHT HANNAH, JR. “I never feel so happy as when I try to sing.’’ If George had his lessons as well as he sings he would have graduated long ago. He claims that Mr. J03 " is his only rival. i i NORAH VERE HARRISON. “Mama’s darling, papa’s joy.’’ Norah is a student in the true sense of the word. She has also attempted short story writing as a side issue. Her heart has not 3 ' et been discovered, but we are hopeful. 19 (iEOKGE MOSES HAYWARD. “Where was Moses when the lij ht went out.” If President Eliot uses larger words than George it’s a wonder that lie hasn’t had lockjaw before this. He is the star of the third year French class. CARL CRANE HESSIOX. “A five foot minor who thinks he is a major grown.” Carl has the honor of being the smallest member of the class. But as he himself sat s, “The best thitigs come in small packages. He showed the juniors that he knew something about basketball. EDITH DOROTHY HORTEXBACH. “I strive to search, wherefore I am so sad.” Edith is the one member of the class who rareW smiles. She studies “most of the time’’ every dat’, she says, but she can’t make Miss Smith believe it. MAURICE WILTON HOWE. “He knits his childish brow in stout resolve to evolve some mountain sized idea.” Howe seems to be a great favorite with the teach- ers, being one of Mary Cushing’s models, and also having worked Charlie for a position in the office at 3.50 Per. (Perhaps). 20 MARIAN ELIZA HUTCHINS. “speak of me as I am, notliinj extenuate, nor set down aught in mjilice.’’ Marian knows enough to know that she doesn’t know it all, so she keeps quiet most of the time, but when she does speak she does herself credit. ROBERT OTIS HURD. “You ean bet you’re not so green as a lot of rubes we’ve seen.’’ “Bob” intends to help father on the farm after he leaves school. Like all of our countr friends he is a heart breaker of the first water. At mathematics he can’t be beat. JOHN PATRICK KILMARTIN. “As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.” “Kil’s” favorite pastime outside of school is trad- ing horses. He and David Harum are acknowledged to be in a class by themselves. All of “Kil’s” horses are guaranteed to stand without hitching. IDA SOPHIE LAHTI. “I have not loved the world nor the world me.” The only thing Ida ever was in love with is civics. But as everybody is in love with that she can hardly be blamed for her failing. 21 FLORENCE ELEANOR LeMAV. “ Before 1113 mirror night and da3 ' , a-primping I am bus3 ' .” Florence is a ood type of affectation personified. Being too smart for the school she has already gained her Ph. D. degree. Leslie Carter is her aim. FLORENCE GERTRUDE LEONARD. “A loveU ' lady garmented in light from her own beaut3 ' .” The onh ' trouble is that Florence’s lig ht is so dim that it is hardly perceptible. Florence is a nice girl, just the same, as the members of the class will testify. JOHN WARREN THOMAS LESURE. “I coidd lie down like a tired child.” John is Whalom Park’s contribution to our class. He surprised us one day 133 " reciting in English with- out being called upon. He has the appearance of being tired most of the time. RODNEY MESSENGER LOWE. ‘‘Learned without sense and venerably dull.” Rodne3 will undoubtedly take Edison’s place in the scientific world before man3 ' years. We are sorry for the poor old monument. 22 MINNIE GERTRUDE LYNCH. “Too fair to worship, too divine to love.” Minnie has no use for the foolish adornments of vain women, hence is in love with herself. So is Hannah. Good luck to you, George. LILLIAN BERNARDINE McAIILLAN. “This girl will out-talk us all.” Lillian has the pleasing faculty of saying the right thing at the right time, and in this way has bright- ened many of our recitations. KATHERINE ELIZABETH MADDEN. “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.” Taking two minutes for every word, Katherine has often taken up the hour and saved other poor mor- tals from being called upon in Civics. For which ser- vice we thank her gratefully. WILLI AAI LAWRENCE McBRIDE. “You can lead a horse to knowledge, but you cannot make him think.” Bill shines particularly in Latin and Greek. He is also inclined towards marriage, but she will not con- sent. 23 JOHxN STORRIB MacTAG(;ART. “ A voice and nothin " else.” John is one of the few married men of the class. We expect that he will soon be as famous as General Grant. He is noted for his great athletic ability, (so he Sciys) . MARY CATHARINE MARKHA.M. ‘‘Tall, taller, tallest.” Mary certainly deserves the superlative She has always taken advantage of the good things that come in small packages. That ' s why she got ready (Reddy) for the “Prom.” ALICE C.AROLINE MASON ‘‘Knowledge enormous makes a god of me.” It would be worth3 ' of a headline in the Boston Aniericfin if Alice should whisper in school. She is too devoted to philosophy ' and the more serious problems of life to be so frivolous. INA BELLE MAXWELL. ‘‘Full many a flower was born to blush unseen.” Ina is in a class b ' herself when it comes to book- keeping. Although she doesn’t make much noise, she gets there just the same. 24 GliOkGB MOSSiMAN. “The man who smokes thinks like a sfij;e, and aets like a Samaritan (ieor e stood it as long as he could, hut was finally forced to leave for the farm. We wish him joy on the potato patch. His motto is, “Turkish Trophies or Die ’’ MAY (iEKTKUDE MURPHY. “Thon :ht is deeper than all speech.’’ This is probably why May never says anything, but she can blush prettily just the same. This may be why she gets such good marks. ALICE MARTHA NEYLON. “Tittle said is soonest mended.’’ Alice is another member of our class wIkj belongs to the “Silent Brigade.’’ Her specialty seems to be in coming to school late. She probably does this so she can make a date with C. T. ANNIE CATHERINE O’DEA. “ And still they gazed and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carr3 ' all she knew.’’ Annie shines like a new dollar in all her classes. She hails from West Fitchburg and is a credit to the com- munity. 25 MARY JHNNIE PIERCE. “ With too much (luickncss ever to 1)e tauj ht.” We haven’t yet discovered whether Mary walks or dances. “Jim” says she prefers the Bijou to the Hap- py Moments. NORMA GRACE PIERCE. “We love thee STILL.” Norma has “bluffed” ever since her entrance to the High School. She can do the ballet to the tune of “Holy, hoW, holy;” in fact, Norma is one of the seven wonders. OLIVER KENDALL ROBBINS. “He did nothing in particular and did it well.” Robbins never intended to behave himself in school and he never did. His father is the principal of the South Fitchburg College, at which place he will soon enter. HAZEL BERNIE SAUNDERS. “So smooth, so sweet, so silvery thj ' voice.” Hazel is a worker in the Christian Endeavor Society, and doesn’t even dance at the class parties. She has been known, however, to wink at the boys once in a while. 26 JAMBS ALEXANDER RYAN. “He has a gallon of words for every spoonful of tlioujiht.” We have seen Jimmie grow from a “kid” in short pants to (juite a young man. From his hip-hop walk we infer that “Trilby” must be his model. ' CHARLOTTli ANNE RYAN. “In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare.’’ In Charlotte, however, we find all three eombined. She is one of our artists and will spend her next four years at the Boston Normal Art School. HUGO ROCKTASCIIEL. “He is a little ehimney and heated hot in a moment.’’ Hugo is noted for his name and for his readj wit. He says that he is no relation to John D., although the names are somewhat similar. ANNE BERNARDINE O’BRIEN. “If you can’t say something good, don’t say anything at all.’’ Annie has won much fame by her singing and by her diligent work. She believes in saying something good, or nothing at all. She is very friendly with Miss Smith. 27 LOUIS KINOSTON SAVAGE. “God made him, therefore let him pass for a man.” Louis comes from Harvard (not the C(dlege), and is noted especially for his “high waters.” He is also interested in gardening. HARRY GEORGE SEIDEL. “His limbs were east in manh mold, for hardy sjmrts or contests bold,” Harr ' sets the fashions in dress for the class. Nev- ertheless, he has that rare art of minding his own business, and letting other people mind theirs. ALICE ANNE SHEEHAN. “ Buxom, blithe, and debonair.” The class acknowledges Alice to be one of its best natured members, even if her hair is red. She believes in the demerit system, and has certainly got her share of them. HAROLD BROOKS SMITH. “There is no way to blend red out when it’s hair.” Harold’s hair is so red that several of the fellows have asked for locks, to save the price of gas in their homes. He is one of Mr. Hoyt’s particular favorites. 28 KATHERINE SMITH. “Born to write, converse, and live with ease.” Katlicritie seems to enjoy startling ns by a])pearing with her hair done in a ])ig-tail. She was surely made for the Johnsonia. HELEN BEATRICE vSNELL. “ Father is worried.’’ Helen seems to delight in basketball men. Eirst she had “Bung” and now “ Bill.” Who next, Helen? RUTH KATHRYN SPAULDING. “Her golden hair hung round her cheek like seaweed round a clam.’’ She and her neighbor, “Bob,” will soon hear bells ringing, (cow bells). Although she has been with us but one short year we have learned to appreciate her ability. FRANK ELIJAH STARR. “ Behold, Elijah is here.’’ Frank is the class coon. He comes to school in the morning, with his hair plastered down nicely, but when he leaves it looks like a hay mound. 29 EMMONS RODOLPHUS STOCKWELL. “ Hitch your waj;on to a star,” From the wa " Stockwell “pikes” around the build- injr he must think his is hitched to the moon. You would think to look at him that he was the whole class, but appearances are sometimes deceitful. HAROLD IRVING THOMPSON, ‘‘He waddles forth, ambitious to amaze the vulgar crowd who giggle as they gaze.” Thompson is ambitious enough, but he never amazed anybody very much. He is to represent ’08 at Har- vard. Brace up and do something, Thompson. KATHRYN FLORENCE WALDRON. ‘‘ Kate says men are gilded flies, Kate will not hear of lovers’ sighs.” Rina belongs to the “Merry Widow” brigade, and as a believer in women’s rights has already put in a petition for a locker big enough for her hat. MARY CECELIA WALDRON. ‘‘She moves a goddess and she looks a queen.” Instead of giving good advice to the undergrad- uates, Mary horrified them by falling down stairs. She has since acquired a better understanding. 30 MARY WINIFRED WALSH. “ Elaine, the fair, Elaine, the lovable.” We never saw Elaine, hut she would have to be pretty niee to get ahead of Mary. She takes great delight in teasing the boys and tormenting the girls. LILA MAY WEBBER. ‘‘Sweetly sedate but serious.” Miss Webber doesn’t believe in telling all she knows. That is why we so seldom hear from her. She was never known to be interested in anything but her studies. HARRY BAUM WESLEY. ‘‘ Although I am a gilded youth, I love to work and that’s the truth.” Harry was never known to whisper but once, and then the teacher was out of the room. He seems to like the girls pretty well. DORA HARRIS WETHERBEE. ‘‘Has your mother any more at home like you?” We hope not, one like Dora in the class is enough. She wrote so many notes to the boys that the school supplies had to be cut down. She is also a celebrated artist. 31 FRANKLIM WYMAN. ‘•Conceit works the strongest in the weakest bodies.” Frank feels himself so far above the ordinary mem- bers of the class that he seldom s[)eaks to them. His attention is taken up most of the time by the (irl who sits Itehind him. 32 1 WAS sailing along one fine afternoon in m aero-ear about half a mile above the earth ; and as there were many other pleasure seekers on the same level, I was keeping a eareful look- out. This constant vigilance was very tiring and it was all I could do to keep awake. So I decided to descend to a lower level where the travel was less congested. In dcvscending, it was nec- essary for me to pass through the lower la er of clouds; and, as they were very thick and dark, I slowed up. I noticed an aero- plane loaded with sight-seers headed directly for me, so I turned out for it, but unfortunatel % I turned right into the path of one loaded with merchandise. A collision was inevitable. Scarcely had I stopped the engine, when I heard a grinding and a crashing, and I was thrown from my seat into the atmosphere. I dropped so quickly that I could not breathe, I gasped and gasped, and the blood seemed to rush from my mouth and ears, and then — I felt a tap on my shoulder and I looked aound to see Mer- cury beside me. He politely asked me if I would not like to visit Olympus, and as I had never been there before, I accepted his invitation. As we passed along the “Milky Way” I stum- bled and fell into the “Coal Sack” and Wcis rescued only after herculean efibrts by Mercury. 33 As I felt very faint, he took me to the “Little Dipper’’ where I drank of the wine of the gods, which relieved me. As we were going along we met the “Seven Sisters,” but as llirting was for- bidden, I had to pass them with only an introduction. We finalh ' arrived at the j alace of the gods, cind as the feast was ready to begin we sat d(3wn. At first I was somewhat bashful, but as all the immortals were sociable I quickly joined in and enjo3’ed nn self. I sat beside Minerva, (she isn’t at all bad looking), who acquainted me with all the mysteries of Ohmq)us. As soon as the feast was over she introduced me to all the immortals and asked Bacchus to give me a good time. She evi- dentlv knew who to pick out, for he gave me a royal good time. I admit that before long I was in a state where I didn’t care what I did ; so, when Bacchus told me that if I would come with him and drink of the “Big Dipper” I would see my class- mates, I readilv started with him. We reached the Big Dipper and I took a long draught, and the last I knew Bacchus was assisting me into his aero-car and then — I was passing through Eh sium when I found out that the good people of earth were now resting there. On one of the azure walls was hung a telephone, and just as I was passing the bell started “buzzing” and someone hastened to answer the call. “Hello, is this James Russell Lowell?” came in a high-pitched voice over the wire. “Yes,” was the answer, “who are " ou ? ” “This is Benjamin Cofman of Earth, and I would like to know some points on criticism in order to make m3 ' book, ‘The Art of the Critic,’ a success.” Further on I saw Aliss Mason who was visiting Aristotle, ' surrounded 133 " man3 " Greek philosophers and poets, translating Greek and writing poetry for them according to the twentieth century idea. Just what part of the Earth we struck with his aero-car first I do not know; but the first thing I remember I was watching Wyman pass through the Wilds of Africa and meeting many of his school friends in this gloom3 ' place. He did not speak to them, so I suppose he still thinks silence is golden. 34 As often as you sang “There was a fiddler niareliing, a- inarehing on the Nile. O Temporal O Mores! " how few of yon knew you were singing the praises of Bull! Well you ' were, be- eause I saw him “fiddling” for the eroeodiles. The same ship that took me to Afriea took me to Paris. Beside one of the great Parisian barber shops hung an eleetrie sign, “The Magie Curler,” and near the door stood Manager Starr. Yes, we always did admire those eurls (?). Further on, in the courtyard of one of the Parisian noblemen. Miss Hanna was teaching French to a group of busy little scholars. Miss Fosdick, our poor recording secretary, had also fled to the Eastern world; and you will not be surprised to hear that she is seated on the “Bridge of Sighs” when you know that it is the record of the class of 1908 that she is trying to keep u]i with. When she received a message from Treasurer Wise, saying that he was thinking of putting up the class money on the Ashby-Townsend game, the biggest football game of the season, in which he was going to play, I heard a sigh. But when she realized that it was April First I saw her old family smile light up her face. What was that on her record about Miss O’Brien ? Oh, yes. Annie has settled down in Gardner and has undertaken to teach a class of one for life. Good for Annie. Hadd’s name was also there. He was advertising “ Perkins’ Patent Porous Plasters Make all pains and aches fly faster,” away up in the remote parts of Russia. I also learned that McTaggart, one of our members, had graduated from West Point and was becoming famous on the battle-field as “Captain of the Rocking Horse Brigade.” I again caught a glimpse of another part of the record as she turned over a page. This time I saw that Lowe had been sent as a German teacher to that country, but “When he reached the German frontier, all hopes his brave heart had forsaken,” be- cause he became lonesome for one of his Junior friends, so he had to return and be content to teach in America. One surprise followed another, but the greatest of all was given me when I passed over one of the fertile valleys of Eng- land. Here I saw a college run by Misses Fales and Snell, with 35 the following inscription over the door: “Let no man enter, under pain of death,” but to my astonishment, when some of their gentlemen friends of the Junior class came along they left the col- lege. The last I saw of them the} " were going to the home of Alinister Hayward of Westminster Abbey. Out in the middle of the oeean I saw one of my elassmates sailing home from the American College at Athens. It was Dailey seated on the deek of a large oeean liner, looking for the great metropolis of South Fitchburg. We passed Stoekwell standing alone on a desert isle, singing, and he appeared to be as crazy as ever. Bacchus took me into New York with a rush and a roar, and here m " attention was drawn to a particularly large building. Why ? Because on the top of the large sky-scraper, Misses Brooks, Ryan and Wetherbee were painting pictures for “Life.” I foun d great men and women in the country as well as in the cities, and Westminster was no exception. Up there things were in a lively condition. The Rev. Lyman Armes was waiting on the dais of the little country church for the approaching couple, Hurd and Miss Spaulding, while they marched up the aisle to the tune of “Here comes the bride,” sung by Miss Alark- ham, the famous soprano singer of the town. This time she climbed further up than high C, but we are not surprised, for it is claimed that “tall trees gather much wind.” I saw that Howe had resigned his position on the staff ol the “Fitchburg Daily News” and had won many laurels in the political world. Adaurice proved to Ashby that “earlier and worthier hands” had not gathered them all up here. He was standing on a barrel in the barn of Farmer Wesley, one of the selectmen of the town, beating the wall with a sledge hammer and pleading his cause before a large audience. Journalism has attracted another one of our members. This is Ryan, formerly our West Fitchburg reporter. He has been suc- cessful as a journalist and is now editor-in-chief of the “ Crocker- ville Gazette.” As I was nearing home I saw a very charming scene on the outskirts of the city. What do you think? “ Be ond yon straggling fence that skirts the way,” I saw two old friends. Air. Dennett and Aliss LeAday, sitting side by side on a bench; and although they didn’t see anyone, I did. Behind the bushes I saw 36 a mischievous face peeking through an opening and I recognized it to be the amateur photographer, Hannah. He was trying to reproduce the scene, but what happened on the bench broke the camera, and I passed on. In a little parlor on the top of the “Light House Hill’’ I saw two of my old chums, the Misses Waldron devouring the book, “Hints to the Newlyweds.” Suddenly the door o])ened, and from the “Quaker Oats Smile” Dernond bore on his face, I con- eluded that he was a traveling salesman for some breakfast food. They were too busy with their book to give him an order so he walked off. Fitchburg! Oh, Fitchburg at last! What was the matter? A street parade. Clowns were turning somersaults on top of hay wagons; peanuts and popcorn were being sold in the band stand and the “balloon man” was around. I thought the city turned out to serenade me, but when the elephants drew up I saw them eovered with placards, “Come to the Y. M. C. A. to the great basketball game between the Old Ladies’ Home and the Old Maids of the City.” At the end Miss Saunders, eaptain of the latter team, rode by in her chariot behind the steam piano. In this erowd I saw Crowell walking down Main street rep- resenting the latest Paris fashions and earrying a gold-headed cane and a bundle of the latest style ties under his arm. From the way he walked down the street elbowing people out of the way, I saw that he still thought that he owned the earth. This was also gala day at the Bijou, still a magnet around which many are drawn. ’08 was not judged too harshly when they were aceused of frequenting this plaee, for many of its num- ber now held good paying positions there. Misses Smith and Dennett, having received an early musical training in the “Girls’ Glee Club” of the Fitehburg High Sehool, were the speeialties, singing “How would you like a cozy home and me, dear?” Miss Cogswell at the piano held the people spellbound. But they awoke from their spell and shook in their seats when O. K. Robbins, the deaf and dumb (?) comedian, be- gan to act. Soon Rip Van Winkle was seen climbing the moun- tain and beside his dwarf was “bearing on his shoulders the stout keg.” When I saw the little blaek head and heard the hearty laugh I knew this dwarf could be none other than Hession. And 37 he hadn’t rown a mite, but he still elaims that the “best arti- eles eome in the smallest ])aeka es.’’ Miss Burke was almost lost up in the last row in “nigger heaven” trying to reeord all these wonderful feats in order to make her book, “Bijou Attraetions,” a better finaneial sueeess. Further on, Kilmartin was eoaehing a squad of eoons in Judge MeBride’s back 3 ' ard. The coons were bad, but the coach was worse. When he put the ball “spinning” through the window- l)ane, out rushed Misses Madden, Webber, Fielding and Horten- bach, who were dressmaking in the house, “Then they shook their heads. Looked at him and said. Poor John, poor John.” How often we were told that we were to be the future citi- zens of the cit q but we were never told that our class was going to be a strong factor in the education of its young citizens. Nevertheless this was so, for Miss Harrison was president of the new Fitchburg Academy, and with a corps of very skillful teach- ers she carried her work on wonderfully. Misses Hutchins and Mar " Pierce were teaching sewing, while Misses Murphy and Crotty were trying to drive history into the undeveloped his- torical minds of the small children, and Misses Leonard, Neylon, Dale and McAIillan were teaching singing to a crowd who couldn’t sing. Miss L mch held a responsible position as ph " si- cal culture teacher, and I heard one A oungster say in a whisper, “Practice what 3 ou preach.” Miss Norma Pierce, the dancing teacher, almost faded awa " trying to show them her fair -like steps. Miss Lahti was the teacher of foreign languages. Misses Donahoe and Sheehan have also undertaken the in- struction of the 3 " Oung. And they shine in their calling as the " lead a band of Freshmen who are carrying their little teddy bears and stools across the fields for Nature study. As I looked in the large office of one of the Main street den- tist parlors, I saw many of the poor Juniors shivering and sigh- ing as the ' waited their turn; Mossman frightened them so tr3 - ing to drill out the roots of the teeth that their pains and aches almost left them. In the next room Thompson was learning the art by filing and cleaning the teeth of an old saw. 38 I was wondering where the saw mill was, but as I flew by an open window I saw the Misses O’Dea and Maxwell “ whaek- ing” the keys of a typewriter in the law offiee of Seidel and Smith. When I heard the word Court mentioned sueh horrid thoughts flew into my head. Murder! Theft! Jail! sueh words as these shattered my nerves. But sueh a shoek over almost nothing! Gordon was pleading with his heart and soul before the tribunal of the Supreme Court, trying to eonvince his listeners that Mr. Woodbury sang one morning at the exereises, but Koektashel and Lesure for the defendant, elaimed that they had attended the sehool four years and in that time our beloved Prineipal had never sung. On this evidenee Judge Cunningham dismissed the ease. On sueh a journey my hearing was as keen as my sight, so I heard a good deal. Yes, I heard a great deal. The foundation of the city was shaken at its base. Men were paralyzed with fright as Savage ran through the city announcing an earthquake. But soon a wonder came to sight that showed the rogues they lied, for Connor and Flynn, the famous chemistry teachers, hur- ried away to a basketball game and left some j hosphorus on the laboratory table which caused the commotion. Was 1113 journey coming to an end or where was I going? I knew not. But I do know that I passed a festive hall where delegates from hundreds of classes were assembled. In this group I recognized Miss Cross and Kelleher from the Class of 1908 of the Fitchburg High School. Cheers went up from all the classes, and toasts were given. As Kelleher arose not a sound could be heard, it seemed as if all was over, but when I heard his mighty ' voice pronounce in a deep, clear tone, “LONG LIVE THE CLASS OF 1908,” I awoke from a deep sleep induced by the draft from the Big Dipper. Just at that moment Bacchus stopped his aero- car at Olympus where I am still located. Business hours 11 to 11.30 A. M. and 2 to 2.30 p. M. Telephone Heaven 23-1. Call up any time for further particulars. 39 CLASS SONG I. Swift the 3 ears, that speeding on Bring the future near, For our high school da3 ' s are done, Visions new appear. When at length we pass inside. Through Life’s portals opened wide. Let our m otto ever be Esse quam videri. ' IL Though Life’s passions threaten woe, Hope we for the best, Ever striving ’gainst the foe Till we end our quest. Though achieving, one and all. Lured b} " Triumph’s tempting call. Let our motto ever be Esse quam videri. ' Alice Caroline Mason 4.0 SEPTEMBER. 8. School opens with 275 freshmen, 169 sophomores, 114- juniors, and 76 seniors, a total of 647 students. How’s that for a starter? 9. Chapel exercises begin this morning. First meeting of the F. H. S. A. A. The following olhcers were elected: Wise, president; Kelleher, vice-president; Mr. Woodbury, secretary and treasurer; Dr. F. M. McMurraj ' , alumni advisor, and Mr. McNamara, faculty advisor. Walter McCarty was elected assistant manager of the football team. Lunch counter opens, school has really begun. 12. Mr. Woodward begins testing the boys’ voices. We would like to know whether we are going into grand opera or an agony chorus. The candidates for the orchestra were tried out this P. M. We pity the janitors. 41 IG. Miss Oreathcad nickiiaines Priest ’07, “Chubby.” Class meeting: Mr. Kellcher elected ])resident, Miss Cross vice-president, Mr, Wise treasurer, and Miss Fosdick secretary ' . 17. Miss Fosdick and Armes both £ij)j)ear with cold sores. We wonder why. 19. Prof. Calvin M. Woodward of Washington University ' , F. H. S. ’5G, gave us a talk on “Bridges.” Did you notice Maude’s hair this morning? 23. The orchestra looms upon the horizon with Prof A, B. Joy as director, “Strike up the Band.” Class meeting: It was decided to have the pictures of the members of the class in the class book, 2G. Editorial Board of Red and Gray announced. Class book committee appointed, 27. Aliss Greathead freely donates demerits to her fifth-hour class. “Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.” 28. Football: F. H. S. 11, Nashua H. S. 0. Good start boy ' S, keep it up. OCTOBER. 2. Norma appears in the role of “ Aly Little Curly Girl.” This is no masquer- ade ball, Norma; if y ' ou don’t believe it, ask C. T. 5. Football: F. H. S. G, Cushing 2d 0. 8. Aliss Woodward gets profane and yells, “Oh, Gordon — ” 9, Savage sits down on a y ' east cake. “Verily ' , verily ' , he will rise again,” though y ' ou would never think it to look at him. 12. Football: F. H. S. 5, Gardner H. S. 0. First time in ten y ' ears. Wow. 15. Benny ' tells the violins to “wake up.” 17. John Sargent arrives and we all sit up and take notice. 18. “Kil” passes the “ Egy ' ptian Dieties” around in Assembly ' Hall. 19. Football: F. H. S. 0, Waltham H. S. 41. “Too bad.” 21. Aliss Alarkham in French, “Come kiss this cheek.” Only give us a chance. Alary ' . 22. Bull in English: “ Aly ' head is as heavy as so much lead. I would give the world to go to sleep.” 42 23. Miss SmitTi informs her fifth-hour class that she does not know it all. “Murder will out.” 24. Mr. Hoyt informs Hession that he is the biggest “blufi ' ” ever, so there now. 25. Mr. Woodward sings “Du bist ine eine blume.” Why those sighs of relief when he finished ? 26. Football: F. H. S. 0, Lowell H. S. 16. 29. Mr. Field gives a talk on “The Use of the Public Library.” NOVEMBER. 5. Marks! ! ! 8. Mr. Eastman lectures on “The Real Indian.” 9. Football: F. H. S. 7, Cushing 2d 0. 10. Mr. McNamara tells the senior girls to remain single. Don’t you do it, girls. 12. Miss Smith was “loaded to the muzzle” this morning. Mary had a gun, And the gun was loaded, Mary pulled the trigger. And the gun exploded. As a result of which the families of Messrs. Robbins and Howe, and Misses Hanna and O’Brien, nearU ' - had to send out funeral notices. 14. Miss Greathead, reading in French class, “Two green tourists—” Hession, “butting in,” says, “Robbins and Howe.” Miss Greathead— “ who did not know a bit of French took their seats in an apartment reserved for ladies.” 16. F. H. S. 19, Gardner High School 0. 18. Hayward, ’08, talks like a German professor in English. Oh those jawbreak- ers ! ! 20. Benny wipes his glasses with a $5 bill in Civics. Who says the money mar- ket is stringent ? 23. Football: F. H. S. 33, Nashua High School 0. 25. Mass meeting. 27. More mass meetings. 28. The game, F. H. S., 4; Leominster High School, 4. Robbery! “Just like taking candy away from kids,” said the Leominster man, as he handed the umpire — plunks. 43 DKCIiMHKR. 2. Mr. J()3 ' makes a speech in Asscmblj ' Hall. 3. Seidel ets in some artillery practice in 20, also a demerit. 4. Wednesda} ' , Composition da ' in English. Wise absent, as usual. C). Gordon takes to sc Yin in 39. 0. Miss Markham indulges in basketball ])ractice in 20. 8. The day Mary Xmas heard a histor ' lesson without her ])ook open before her, but it was a freshman class, and Mar ' could easily blulf the freshies. 9. Mr. Edmunds buys a safety razor. lie ou ht to take “Aloxie” to steady ' his nerves. 13. Eootball fellows go down to Air. Woodbury’s. John Sargent sleeps through it all. 10. D. Charles O’Connor speaks on “Fitchburg’s Natural Advantages.’’ First issue of the Red and Gray. 18. Executive committee of the A. A. awards sweaters to the seniors and caps to the rest of the men. 19. Senior physics omits ; Mac has the measles. 23. C. T. absent. J. S. must be sick. 20. Basketball: F. H. S. 33, Alumni 50. 30. Seth gets six votes for assistant manager of baseball team. 31. Mr. Bacon (to Miss Markham, who came in late after the Zeta Phi dance,) — “Did you have a good time? Mary — “Yes, I think I did, only I missed you.’’ JANUARY. 2. Report cards. Worse and worse. 4. Basketball: F. H. S. 37, Leominster 18. Sweet revenge? C ' . T. gives a lecture to those with four demerits and over. 0. A dog visits Assembly Hall. Howe is appointed dog catcher. 9. Sweaters and caps arrive. Oh such caps! Basketball: F. H. S. 12, Worcester Tech. 2d 20. 11. Mr. Joj ' tries in vain to shut off the steam. 44 13. Prof. Hoyt discovers a new word — “muckers.” lie used this while . iving a graphic deseri])tion of his third-hour class. This word is not found in “Webster’s Unabridged.” IS. Basketball: F. II. S. 37, Gardner II. S. IT. 21. Joy thinks that some of his senicjr ])apers should be sent to the laundr} be- fore being passed in. 25. Basketball: F. II. S. 26, Lowell II. S. 11). 31. Florence comes to school with chap])ed lips. We wonder where she was last night. FEBRUARY. 4. C. T. (reading from the Bible) — “While I am on the earth, I am the light ot the world.” Why, we knew that all along, Charlie. 6. Joy gets the mitten. 7. Rina Maude gives us a beautiful discourse on marriage and divorce in Eng- lish. She evidently knows what she is talking about. 8. Basketball: F. H. S. 16, Melrose II. S. 38. 9. Lecture and concert by negroes from Ham])ton scIkjoI. Was it ap])reciated ? Well, I guess ! 12. Basketball: F. H. S. 14, Lowell 50. 15. Basketball: F. 11. S. 12, Melrose 47. 17. Starr gets a hair cut. 18. Norma gets a valentine. Better late than never. 20. Basketball: F. H. S. 28, Cushing Academy 2d 20. 22. Basketball: F. 11. S. 39, Holy Cross Freshmen 24. 25. Seth f orms a High School bowling league 29. Basketball: F. H. S. 15, Cushing Academy 27. MARCH. 4. Report cards ! ! ! ? Wesley plays “drop the handkerchief” with Jessie. Basketball: F. H. S. 35, Gardner 14. 6. Connor is addressed as “Madam Chairman” in English. 45 Basketball: F. II. S. 21, Leominster 30. i . 11. Flynn ets his first shave. 12. Basketball: F II. S. 49, Walkovers 29. 14. Basketball: F. H. S. 27, Midgets 2G. 17. St. Patrick’s day. Dahill s iys it is also excavation day in Boston. 20. No school. Why are the students so sad ? 21. Senior track meet. 27. Final track meet. Seniors win. APRIL. 1. April Fool. 2. The “Yellow Streak Brigade’’ makes its appearance. The color certainly fits the bunch. 4. Joy begins an afternoon study class in fourth- ear Latin. 6. Somebody pinches Sawyer’s trot. Great excitement. 7. M. C. S. comes out in a new spring dress. Why rush the season, Mary? 9. PI. A. Goodrich speaks on “Frontier Life’’ to the third-hour Civics class. 11. The “Glee Club’’ makes an attcick on Discobolus, and he is kissed. Lucky dog! 15. Sawyer starts in an opposition to the “Bijou’’ for his seniors. The onh thing lacking was the illustrated songs. Tune up. Sawyer! 20. Baseball: Alumni 7, F. H. S. 6. 21. Joy has a bad attack of indigestion, caused by his eating too many Greek roots. 23. Baseball: Athol H. S. 4, F. H. S. 2. MAY. 2. Baseball: Concord H. S. 3, F. H. S. 0. 5. Report cards. (This space reserved for remarks.) 6. Bacon gives his Alath. students an exam, from two till five. 7. Several cases of nervous prostration and heart failure are reported. 46 1). First hour Senior English class studies the tragedy of Maehcth to tlie tunc of “School Days.” 10. Bull becomes overbalanced from the weight of his own importance and is badly injured. 13. Baseball. Clinton II. S. 7; B ' ' . II. S. 4. 16. Baseball. Gardner II. S. 13; F. li. S. 12. 17. Mr. Joy says that K. Smith is the biggest loafer in the room. 18. Miss Brown tells her Senior English class that Napoleon was a “scjuarc head.’’ 23. Baseball. L. II. S. 38; F. II. S. 28. 29. Baseball. Clinton II. S. 4; F. H. S. 9. 30. Baseball. Leominster II. S. 8; F. II. S. 5. JUNE. 3. Baseball; 1 ' . II. S. 5, Groton 2. 5. Mossman departs for the farm. 6. W. I. A. A. track meet. Ain’t the cup a “ beaut?’’ 8. Hannah declares that liquid air is a solid in cheniistrj " . 10. Baseball: I ' . H. S. 3, Dartmouth ’10, 3. 11. Mary and Denny skip third hour and Denny gets stuck for the college ices. Taste good, Mary? 13. Baseball: F. H. S. 15, Gardner 10. 16. C. T. springs a joke in chapel. Recovered from the shock? 18. City Clerk Davis talks to the civics classes on “City Government.’’ 19. Senior reception. 22. Air. and Mrs. Woodbury entertain the Seniors at their home. 23. Report cards. All over but the shouting. 24. Graduation. Aren’t you proud of us ? 25. Promenade. 26. Alumni reception. 27. CURTAIN. 47 a dh iJlrmndmu (®lifa0 Mnnut (Elasa nf IMS Natt rk, HHam, Dm . ISSS 3Fttrl|hur , Utaisis., 3au. ISSr “ Who hath not learned, in hours of faith, The truth to flesh and sense unknown, That Life is ever lord of death. And love can never lose its own.” “ The Master is come, and calleth for thee. And as soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto Him.” 49 THE 1907 FOOTBALL TEAM FOOTBALL F itchburg got an early start in football by beginning prac- tice at Whalom a week before school opened. As soon as school began Coach Waters issued a call for more candidates and they responded immediately. Many under classmen came out, and although they didn’t make the team, the} showed by their work that F. H. S. would have a winning team in the future. Fitch- burg trimmed every team that was anywhere near its weight and size. Only two defeats, one by Waltham and one by Lowell, were chalked up against us. Waltham was without doubt alto- gether out of our class, while Lowell simply bore us down by superior weight. The game with Leominster should have been Fitchburg’s, but it was a case of playing against twelve men, and we did well to make it a tie. By trimming Gardner twice, Nashua twice, and Cushing Second twice, Fitchburg made a record that is fully as good as any made in past 3Tars. The individual laurels, without question, go to Wise, our cap- tain and left halfback. He kept up his fine work of the Tar be- fore, and it was mainly due to his coaching and playing that a successful team was developed. However, every man on the team deserves praise for his playing, as it is the team work that wins games. Only a few of the fellows graduate, and with Hart, the star quarterback, for a leader, the prospects are bright for a winning team next year. The summary follows: SCHEDULE. Date. Place. F. H. S. Opponents. September 28, Nashua. 11, Nashua 0 . October 5, Ashburnham. 6, Cushing 2nd 0. October 12, Gardner. 5, Gardner 0 . October 19, Fitchburg. 0, Waltham 41. October 26, Fitchburg. 0, Lowell 16. November 9, Fitchburg. 7, Cushing 2nd 0. November 16, Fitchburg, 19, Gardner 0. November 23, Fitchburg. 33, Nashua 0 . November 28, Leominster. 4, Leominster 4. 53 PLAYERS. Names. Age. Height. Weight. Dahill, r. e. 18 5 ft. 4 in. 127 lbs. Darcy, r. e. 15 5 ft. 7 in. 127 lbs. Hardy, r. t. 16 5 ft. 8 in. 167 lbs. Walsh, r. g. 17 5 ft. 9 in. 154 lbs. Fairbanks, r. g. 18 5 ft. 9 in. 160 lbs. Stevens, c. 17 5 ft. 4 in. 139 lbs. Littlehale, c. 17 5 ft. 8 in. 159 lbs. Casassa, 1. g. 19 5 ft. 5 in. 157 lbs. Hassett, 1. g. 16 5 ft. 9 in. 161 lbs. Alalley, 1. t. 16 5 ft. 9 in. 152 lbs. Connor, 1. t. 17 5 ft. 8 in. 137 lbs. Kelleher, 1. e. 18 5 ft. 2 in. 127 lbs. Robbins, q. b. 17 5 ft. 7 in. 134 lbs. Hart, q. b. 16 5 ft. 5 in. 116 lbs. Wise, 1. h. b. 19 5 ft. 6 in. 138 lbs. McTaggart, r. h. b. 18 5 ft. 6 in. 147 lbs. Sullivan, r. li. b. 16 5 ft. 5 in. 131 lbs. Warner, f b. 18 5 ft. 7 in. 141 lbs. SUMMARY. Number of games won, 6. Number of games lost, 2. Percentage of games won, 66% per cent. Number of points scored by F. H. S., 85. Number of points scored by opponents, 61. 54 BASKETBALL T he basketball team, under the leadership of Captain Little- hale, deserves great praise for their very ereditable season. The team started under great difficulties, as there was not a man left from last year’s team. The team was also handicapped be- cause some of the available men were not up in their studies, and this hurt the chances of the team considerably. Although all the members of the team pla Td their positions finely, Flynn, Littlehale, Pcnsel and Sullivan deserve special mention. The greatest disappointment was that the team could not have played a rubber game with Leominster, as that series re- sulted in a tie. The summaries follow: THE TEAM. Littlehale 1. f. Flynn, r. f. MacTaggart, c. Pensel, r. b. Bull, 1. b. SUBSTITUTES. Littlefield, Sullivan, Wise and Casassa. THE SCHEDULE. Place. Date. F. H. s. Opponents. Fitchburg. December 26. 33 Alumni 56 Fitchburg. January 4. 37 Leominster 18 Fitchburg. January 9. 12 Worcester Tech. 2nd 26 Fitchburg. January 18. 37 Gardner 14 Fitchburg. January 25. 26 Lowell 19 Fitchburg. Februar3 ' 8. 16 Melrose 38 Lowell. February 12. 14 Lowell 50 Melrose. February 15. 12 Melrose 47 Fitchburg. February 20. 38 Cushing Academy’ 2nd 20 Fitchburg. February 22. 39 HoL Cross Freshmen 24 Fitchburg. February 29. 15 Cushing Academy 2nd 27 Gardner. March 4. 35 Gardner 14 Leominster. March 7. 21 Leominster 30 Fitchburg. March 12. 49 Walkovers 29 Fitchburg. March 14. 27 Midgets 26 Fitchburg. March 28. 50 Leominster 20 Leominster. April 4. 25 Leominster 28 57 SUMMARY. Total number games won, Total number games lost, 8 . 9. Percentage of games won, 46 per cent. Total points scored by F. H. S., 486. Total points scored by opponents, 485. INTERCLASS BASKETBALL. The different elasses succeeded in getting enough men out to form four basketball teams, and a series of games was arranged. The Seniors proved to have the strongest team and succeeded in trimming the other classes one after the other. The members of the Senior team and their positions follow: Wise, 1. f., Robbins, r. f.. Connor, c.. Cunningham, (capt.), 1. b., Hession, r. b. SCORES: Seniors 32, Juniors 2. Seniors 21, Sophomores 14. Seniors 34, Freshmen 29. 58 TRACK INDOOR TRACK MEET. F or the first time in many years the ho ' s of the Hi " h School were interested in a track meet, chiefly through the efforts of Mr. Waters. Once a week during March, class meets were held so that only the best men would be entered in the finals. On the evening of March 27, 1908, the final meet was held in the Y. M. C. A. g_vm. Five men from each class were allowed to be entered in each event. In this way the pick of the school was obtained. There were seven events besides the relay races. The Seniors won with 33 points, the Juniors and Freshmen were tied at 20 points each, while the poor Sophs did not get a point. Salmond of the Juniors and Wise of the Seniors were tied at 12 points each, but Salmond won out on the draw. Darcy of the Freshmen got 10 points and third place. The meet was a preparation for the big outdoor meet and showed what men would probably qualify. OUTDOOR TRACK MEET. O N Monda afternoon, Ala} " 24, the interclass track meet was held at the Fitchburg park. The meet was held to bring out the men who would compete in the big meet, June 6. The Se- niors, who had won the indoor meet, did not seem to be so well represented at the park, and as a result the Juniors came out ahead. The Juniors scored 49 points, the Freshmen 42, the Se- niors 26, and the Sophomores 25. Bresnahan of the Sophomores nnd McTaggart of the Seniors were tied for individual honors with 12 points apiece. WACHUSETT INTERSCHOLASTIC TRACK MEET. O N Saturday afternoon, June 6th, the first annual track meet of the Wachusett League was held at the Fitchburg Park. OnW four schools were represented, Gardner, Clinton, Leominster and Fitchburg; but, as Gardner’s two men did not get a point, it was really a triangular meet. The three schools were well rep- 60 resented in the grandstand and cheer after cheer was heard as some competitor scored. Fitchburg as was expected won the meet, with Leominster second and Clinton tliird. After the meet the contestants and their friends proceeded to the High Scliool where ribbons were ])resented to the winners of the different events and the cup was given to the I ' . H. S. track team. The meet was a success in every way, and promotes a feeling of friendshi]:) between the different schools which could be obtained in no other way, and it is hoped that they will be con- tinued. The sum iry follows. Event. 12 lb. shot put Pole vault 115 lb. Class. Running broad jump Running broad jump Running high jump 12 lb Hammer Throw Mile run 115 lb. Class. 75 Yards dash Winners. VVass, L. 11. S. Rourkes, L. II. S. Littlefield, F. II. S. Wise, F. II. 8. Gordon, I ' . 11. 8. 8tieknev, L. 11. 8. Nugent, C. H. 8. Nordin, F. II. 8. Gaffney, L. II. 8. Mae8herffray, L. II. 8. Wass, L. H. 8. Blood, F. H. 8. Gibbons, C. II. 8. Lowd, C. H. 8. Hates, C. H. 8. Littlefield, F. H. 8. Wass, L. H. 8. Rourkes, L. H. 8 Hassett, F ' ' . H. 8. Fish, F. H. 8. Jobes, L. H. 8. Goddard, C. H. 8. Bresnahan, F. H. 8. Nordin, F. H. S. Anglim, L. H. S. Points. Distanee. 5 55 ft. () in. 5 1 5 S ft. 2. in. 5 Mi y2 5 15 ft. 9 in. 5 1 5 17 ft. 8 in. 5 1 5 4 ft. 1014 in. 2 2 5 90 ft. 10 in. 5 1 Time. 5 5 min. 9 sec. 5 1 5 9 sec. 5 1 61 880 Yards run 100 Yards dash 115 lb. Class Yz Mile relay 440 Yards 220 Low hurdles 115 lb. Class 120 Low hurdles 220 Yards dash Y 2 Mile relay 120 High hurdles Harrison, F. 11. S. Fish, F. H. S. Sevenson, C. H. S. Wise, F. H. S. Hart, F. H. S. Schuster, C. H. S. F. H. S. C. H. S. L. H. S. Howard, F. H. S. Pensel, F. H S. Rourkes, L. H. S. Wise, F. H. S. Thompson, F. H. S. Grady, C. H. S. Bresnahan, F. H. S. Nordin, F. H. S. Gaffney, L. H. S. Schuster, C. H. S. Hart, F. H. S. Howard, F. H. S. F. H. S. L. H. S. Stickney, L. H. S. Thompson, F. H. S. Cunningham, F. H. S. 5 2 min. 12 3-5 sec. 3 1 4 10 4-5 sec. 4 1 5 1 min. 481 2 sec. 3 1 5 57 sec. 3 1 5 29 4-5 sec. 3 1 5 29 4-5 sec. 3 1 5 25 sec. 3 1 5 1 min. 45 sec. 3 5 20 1-5 sec. 3 1 62 AS£ Lt THE 1908 BASEBALL TEAM BASEBALL A lthough the baseball team got a bad start they ])ulled together toward the end of the season, and succeeded in getting five victories out of the eleven games played. Newcombe and Bresnahan, a green battery this year, deserve great credit for their work, as they have pulled the team out of many bad holes. The team has worked together finely and made a plucky fight after the first four defeats. As only three members of the team graduate this year, there will be a good nucleus left for next year’s team. The summary follows: THE TEAM. Bresnahan, c. Newcomlje, p. Littlehale, lb. Sullivan, 2b. Cuniings, 3b. Seidel, s. s. (eapt.) Starr, 1. f. Wise, c. f. King, r. f. Kocktaschel, Hart and Descoteau, subs. SCHEDULE. Place. F. H. S. Opponents. Fitchburg 4 Alumni 5 Fitchburg 2 Athol 4 Concord 0 Concord 3 Clinton 4 Clinton 7 Gardner 12 Gardner 13 Fitchburg 3 Dartmouth ’10 3 Fitchburg 28 Leominster 3 Fitchburg 9 Clinton 4 Leominster 5 Leominster 8 Groton 5 Groton 2 Fitchburg 15 Gardner 10 SUMMARY. Number of games won, 5. Number of games lost, 6. Percentage of games won, 4-5.6 per cent. Number of runs scored by F. H. S., 87. Number of runs scored by opponents, 62. 65 INTERCLASS BASEBALL. T IIP different elasses sueeeeded in getting enough men out to Ibrin four l)asel)all teams, and a series of games was arranged. The Sophomores with the regular High Sehool battery sueeeeded in winning the most games, although the Juniors made it inter- esting for them. The Seniors onl won one game and were therefore entitled to the eellar ehampionship. The members of the Senior team ind their positions follow : Amies, c. Wise, p. Robliiiis, lb. MacTiiggart, 2b. Rocktaschel, r. f. SUAliMARY. Won. Lost. Sophomores, 4- 0 Juniors, 3 1 Freshmen, 2 1 Seniors, 1 2 Crowell, 3b. Seidel, s. s. Starr, 1. f. MeBride, c. f. ZETA PHI - LAMBDA SIGMA GAME. I HE annual baseball game between the Zeta Phi and Lambda Sigma fraternities resulted in a victoiw for the former team, the seore was live to one. This victory puts the Zeta Phi team ahead in the series, as they have won two games to the Lambda Sigma’s one. Although the Lambda Sigma men played good ball, Warner’s curves were too much for them and they had to accept defeat. 66 SENIOR CLASS PARTY. O N Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 28, 1907, the Seniors lield their hrst class party in Wallace hall. It proved a great success hnaneially as well as socially, and the committee, which consisted of Edward Connor, chairman; Grace Burke, Isabelle Dennett, Katherine Smith, George Mossman and James Ryan, should feel well pleased with their success in conducting such a satisfaetorv party. The members of the faculty " who graciously offered their services as chaperones were Miss Gifford, Miss Wood- ward and Mr. McNamara. Dancing lasted from eight until twelve o’clock, and the music, b} E. Percival Coleman, was un- usually fine and added much to the pleasure of the part} " . ZETA PHI. O NE of the season’s prettiest and most enjoyable private dancing parties occurred on the evening of Dec. 30, 1907, at Wallace hall, when the Zeta Phi Fraternity entertained its friends at its annual dance. The event was a decided success artistically and socialh " , and provided a good time which is sel- dom excelled at an event of this nature. SENIOR DEBATE. I HE annual Senior debate was held Friday, May 22, 1908, in the high school assembly hall. The question opened for discussion at this time was, “Resolved, the United States sena- tors should be elected by popular vote,” and the members of the class who took part in the debate upheld their views of the ques- tion admirably. After much consideration the judges awarded the decision to the negative side, which consisted of Phillips Den- nett, leader, Mary Waldron and Hollon Crowell. The members of the affirmative side who brought forth their arguments in a very satisfactory manner were Arthur Bull, leader, Grace Burke and Edward Dailey. 68 LAMBDA SIGMA PARTY. A very pretty invitation dancing party was held at Wallace hall, Dec. 23, 1907, when the Zeta Chapter of the Lambda Sigma Fraternity delightfully entertained their friends at their annual reception and dance. The hall was beautifully decorated with artistic and appropriate ferns and holly. An unusually good time was enjoyed on this occasion. The mothers of the active members of the fraternity acted as chaperones and everything was carried out to a very successful end. PRIZE SPEAKING AND ESSAY CONTEST. T he annual prize speaking and essay contest took place in the high school assembly hall at 11 a. m., Friday, April 24. The judges were Rev. James J. Donnelly, Charles Baker and Mrs. C. W. Spring. Out of the competitors from the Senior and Junior classes. Miss Jessie F. Cogswell of the senior class, was awarded the prize for a very excellent essay, “Our Next President,” and Harold H. Hartwell of the junior class, was awarded the prize for the speaking of “Mr. Perkins of Portland.” NEWMAN CLUB PARTY. T he Newman Club held its second annual party in Wallace hall, Friday evening, Feb. 7, and have the honor of con- ducting one of the largest attended and most enjoyable parties of the year. The hall was prettily decorated with the club col- ors dominating, especiall 3 in the lighting arrangements. The dance was carried on under the chaperonage of the mothers of the aetivc members of the club. SENIOR RECEPTION. T he annual reception of the High School faculty to the se- niors and their parents was given on the evening of Jan. 24. For about an hour Mr. and Mrs. Woodbury, Miss Gifford and 69 1 Prof. Winters of Harvard college, received in the ])rettily deco- rated library, after which an entertainment was given in the As- sembly hall by the High School orchestra, and a very interesting and valuable talk was given by Prof. Winters. From that time, for the s])aee of an hour or two, dancing was indulged in by the younger set, while the building was opened for the older people to inspect. JUNIORS’ RECEPTION TO THE SENIORS. HE reception given by the Juniors to the Seniors on Friday X evening, June nineteenth, was one of the most enjoyable social events of the season. It is ho]3ed that this precedent will l)e followed by the future classes, and thus establish a pretty custom. The entertainment provided by the Juniors was a very pleas- ing one. The High School orchestra rendered two selections in their usual acceptable manner. Then the Juniors presented a short play, entitled “Frank Glynn’s Wife,’’ which was performed very admirably. Afterwards refreshments were served, and danc- ing was enjoyed till 10.30. 70 u ORCHESTRA. HE High School Orchestra is one of the pleasing features of X our school. It was organized when we were freshmen, Messrs. Messenger, Hawes and Cofman being instrumental in its organization. It has steadily improved, until now its playing is the admi- ration of the school. Since Mr. Messenger’s departure the orehes- tra has been ably eondueted by Mr. Joy. Besides playing at the ehapel exercises, it has added to the attractiveness of man of our socials and entertainments. The members follow: First Violins. Second Violins. Mr. J. F. Donahue, Mr. R. W. Maggs, Air. S. Walter Hoyt, Miss Viola Cofman, Mr. Arthur L. Bull, Mr. Luke Morley, Miss Lottie Al. Congrain. Mr. Roy 1. Bull. Flute. Air. Greydon Elliott. First Cornet. Mr. Benj. N. Cofman. Second Cornet. Air. Paul Spaulding. Pifino. Drums. Air. F. Edward Nute. Aliss Jessie F. Cogswell, Aliss Rosa Cofman, Aliss Amy Thomson. Director. Air. A. B. Joy. Slamblia B»tgma iFratpniitg (Eliapt r Srrtram Artl|itr Sroiun ArtibrH Mgman Artl nr Millir i ouiari i nllan (Crmitrll IBrit Strliarbaon Morar l vth Saglor (Cumtitga (giorgi Moaaman l nrg ffiuraa (Eitrtta (Cliarlia Eimtn Prirat Auattn Millington 3Fial|ir Sotert S tanlin ©l omaon 3ra Santa Soil Maltir 0l|omaon llrgnl|art ® 0 inrg iMrsa tt rr iCnun? Alfrrb Slu nhar W mau JFraukltu Wurman 73 Hpta iFratprnttg ilplta (Eliaptpr ArtihpB Artl)ur Urnuari ®uU Jlnisrl ISng 3lrutu0 SuU Qlarllnn pittUt ia i l|rruitu 0ntn| S tuart (Sarii arg nt litUarb iFri ' mant (Sarbou, Jlr. i|arrg CSrorgr Prrrg ®Itupr Ifaliptt i arnlb IBrnoka B mttl| iSalgli Albrrl l amarb iFrank Elttal) tarr Ebmarb lEutprg Warurr 74 Nptematt dlub HtUiant SI. OlaHaasa Spuuia Jf. 3(pUpI|pr Eiuiari) J. (Eounor Jnlgt p. SCilmartiu lEiiuiarJi ial|iU. Jr. nilliaut SI. UrSlrtip Paul H. Satig Waltpr 1. iMrflIartl)g iEDutard J. Sailry 01|umaa A. iHnnaljau dljarlra A. Sonlnn Jautpa A. SSgau i purg iF. S|art Jflurpupp JF. g ' ulltfaau Paul J. i aasplt l|arrg 3f. g’uUtnau lafatb J. prltljg martiu OTalalf, Jr. (llarl (!I. i PBatou (Epurgp Jl. MtBP 75 T he Girls’ Glee Club, organized b 3 Mr. Woodward in the fall of 1907, succeeded in giving an enjoyable concert, with the asvsistance of the High School orchestra, on May 22, 1908. Their Frida} afternoons of rehearsing throughout the year were well paid for when the assembly hall was filled with students and friends, and when the proceeds of the concert were found to be forty-five dollars. Much credit is due to Mary Markham, the chairman of the concert committee, for the success of the affair. The members are as follows: President, Helen Cross. Treasurer, Miriam Fosdick. Secretary, Ramona Kendall. FIRST SOPRANOS, Miriam Fosdick, Mary Markham, Annie O’Brien, SECOND SOPRANOS. Florence LeMay, Mabel Dennett, Mary Waldron, Katharine Waldron, FIRST ALTOS. Carrie Whitney, Jessie Cogswell, SECOND ALTOS, Beatrice Horton, Geraldine Howarth, 76 Katherine Smith, Annie Sears, Blanid Quinlan. Marian Ross, Margaret Woodward, Esther Brooks, Lucy Joel. Alice Mason, Helen Fielding. Ramona Kendall, Helen Cross. JOKES REMEMBER THE DAY THAT Norma appeared as the “Little Curly Girl.” Miss Greene forgot to come to school. Kyan spent third hour looking in a mirror. Robbins forgot to say something fresh. Miss Currier forgot to smile. Flynn informed us naval officers had to bite nails. Miss Stratton took Greenburg’s d ince order. F. Wyman spoke in school. Kelleher ate Mary’s peanuts. Dahill was kidnapped. Kilmartin went sliding. Crowell didn’t have a new tie on. Miss Whitney told us we would spoil Connor if we looked at him. Hession appeared in long pants. H. Hartwell offered Miss Kelley a kiss. (?) Howe informed us that the Alleghanies came over on horseback. Cofman let us know that he was as thick as ever. Mr. Edmunds informed us that he was afraid of stuffed birds. Miss Markham and Dailey had a race. Hurd went to sleep in school Rosa played without a discord. Miss Greathead didn’t give a demerit. Mac went canoeing. Warner, P. G., got caught throwing snowballs in mathematics. WOULD’NT IT BE FUNNY IF Mr. Joy forgot to say “pass quickly, please.” Crowell forgot to part his hair in the middle. Robbins forgot to be fresh. C. T. looked sacriligious in chapel. Mr. Bacon forgot to give a demerit on the slightest provocation. Howe really said something that was funny. Lowe forgot to blush in English. Alice Mason should swear. Miss Lynch wore a high collar. 78 Miss Crotty spoke to a boy. There were no trots in sehool. Edmunds knew what he was talking about. Sawyer knew anything. Sager didn’t give a lecture on athletics. GOOD POINTS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL. 1. Opportunity given the fourth hour for the pupils to go to lunch counter and get the leavings. (If C. T. doesn’t get them). 2. Splendid flirtation corridor on the fourth floor. (For season privilege apply to Miss Miner). 3. Fire alarm rings in the middle of an exam. Talk it over outside. 4. Pupils can go to Whalom on pleasant days and get a three weeks’ vacation. 5. Pupils forgetting excuses can take a walk for the first few hours. 6. A first-class antique shop in the chemical laboratory. 7. Good chance to make love when the assembly hall is dark- ened for illustrated lectures. Don’t smack out loud. POINTS OF ORDER. When the teachers use the waste-baskets for foot-rests, throw your papers on the floor, don’t disturb them. Don’t wait to go outside to whistle, tune up inside. C. T. likes it. Go three abreast in the corridor. C. T. likes to yell at you. If your room teacher tells you there is a note on the desk from the librarian, look out it’s leap year. Never hang your hats or coats on the statues, they are fully dressed already. Never chew gum in school unless you divide with the teacher. Leave the water running in the chemical laboratory. C. T. likes to rush the bucket. Tip the office boy and you can skip any hour. 79 WHAT SOME OF US ARE NOTED FOR. Dahill, P. G. Excellent pronunciation of French. (?) K. Smith, ’08. For always wearing collars about four inches too high for her. (Anything for st3 1c). Amies. Fine display of hosiery. Miriam Fosdick. “Good Under Standing.” Ilollon Crowell. “Spearmint.” Savage. Ignorance. If a good woodchopper is told by the number ol chips he leaves, then Mr. Bacon must be one of the leading mathema- ticians in the United States, according to the chalk dust he leaves on the blackboards. Early to bed and early to rise Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. If this applies to high school size, Helen surely takes the prize. Miss Woodward — “ What do we consecrate with the ham- mer ? ” Savage—” Nails.” Miss Smith informs us that she has a marriage license, bu; what use is a marriage license without a man? Visitor — “What is in that room?” (23) Office Boy — “Oh, same Bacon and other small fry.” From Westminster, a neighboring town, To the high school of scholastic renown Two hayseeds there came. And they won there much fame. And now they’re the sports of the town. 80 Miss Currier had Fitts after the Gardner game. We wonder why. Miss Smith sa s that Robbins pa3 s more attention to Miss Waldron than to Channing. Funny, isn’t it ? For high ))alls Helen and Ramona prefer the Scoteh. There was a young girl named Alice, And she was most awfully careless; She wrote a class song. But the meter was wrong; This eareless young girl named Alice. What is an unknown quantity " ? The biology teaeher. Why is Crowell so fond of trees ? Because he is always going Woodward. Miss Waldron in English, “Grow old along with me.” Why so diseonsolate, Mary? Eddie Nute Thinks he’s cute. He’d be a beaut If he were mute. Miss Brown — “Is everyone here?” Brown — “No’m, Robbins isn’t all here.” Miss Brown — I mean is anyone absent.” Robbins — “Yes’m, Brown is absent-minded. 81 Little Eddie Dahill, With his niighU ' voiee, Al va ' s leads the eheering When our teams rejoice. Miss Brown — “Can 3 ' ou eoinljine the participles of to have and to l)e?” Brown — “ Yes’m. Behave.” Miss Brown — “Please apply it.” Mr. McNamara — “Does anyone know the melting point of water ? ” “No, dear ‘Prof,’ do tell us.” Bull (reciting civics) — “The seizure of the Gaspee was — ” Miss Walsh — ‘‘Who seized the gas bill?” M. C. S. — “Doesn’t an one know when the electors met for the election of George Washington ? Wh I remember of reading it in the newspapers.” We knew " ou were getting old, Mary, but we didn’t think it was as bad as that. Priest, ’ 07 , (falling on the floor) — “Ouch!” Miss Greathead — “If 3 ' ou can’t do better than that ' ou can go down stairs.” Priest — “ What do 3 ou want me to do? go through the floor ?” Dedicated to “Stretch” Sawyer: For beauty- I am not a star. There are others more loveh b " far. But m3 " face I don’t mind it, For I am behind it, It’s the people in front that I jar. 82 Cats like rats, So we’ve noticed Kitty Smith, There was a young fellow named Brown, A punster of greatest renown ; His puns were his pride Till his comrades all died, And Brown was rushed out of the town. Sawyer — “What kind of eyes are there?’’ Stevens — “Blue eyes, l)laek eyes and goo-goo eyes.” Daisy — “Should either or neither be used here?” Fresh Senior — “Neither of either can be used.” Miss Brown — “Coleridge was an opium eater, which greatly heightened his imagination.” Rocktaschel — “He must have taken an overdose when he wrote the ‘Ancient Mariner.’” Mary, Mary, quite contrary. Where did you learn to grow? You will hit the sky If you go so high, And we hate to see you go. Mr. Edmunds thinks the Weather bee pretty nice. Air. Edmunds — “When will a mosquito stop flying?” Aliss Sheehan — “When he’s dead.” M. C. S. — Franklin Pierce was a friend of what great poet?” Ryan — “Shakespeare.” 83 Miss Brown — “I don’t think I c vcr heard anything worse than that steam ealliope.” Oordon — “ I have.” Miss Brown — “Impossible! What was it?” Gordon — “The lligli Sehool orehestra.” Miss Smith — “The English went to Halifax.” Why, Mary 11 Faith — Hession, Hope — Miriam, Charity — Mary Markham, And the greatest of these is charit 3 “Why doesn’t Norma Pierce some one’s heart?” She would if she could, but she can’t.” Our president is loyal. And he wears our colors royal. He surely is the standard of ’08, For the hair upon his head Is our color — crimson-red. And in appearance he is always very “swate.” Miss Markham — “Men such as I don’t need a second introduc- tion.” Miss Greene — “Marriage is a thing not to be despised.” How do you know, Rina ? Mr. Hoyt — “ My head is so thick that you can’t see through it.” No doubt of it, Sam. Thompson, ’08, (in Latin) — “Damo,” “Damns,” D — it.” 84 Miss Day — “What is the order of this sentence?” Brown — “It’s disorder.” Why is Lowe so slow? Souse Lowe. Miss Currier — “I shall have but one lamp by which my feet are guided.” Pray who is he, Jennie? Hayward, ’08, (in English) — “Oh, my mcmoiw is all dis- solved.” We always knew that something was wrong, George. Ilerliliy, ’07, (in E rench) — “I’m on lire when you are near me.” Who is she, Dave? 85 SHINING STARS OF ’08 ynn ol bins leher owe JVIcTaggart bUii TPhompson Seidel eoFman e Rowell clEnnett -A-rmes rocK tasehel Savage moSsman thomP son eO nnor ]R.ocktasehel s arr Smith Fales I- e M ay fosdick piel ce herbee we CLASS WILL THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE CLASS OF 1908. We, the class of 1908, being of sound minds, do hereby sol- emnly bequeath these, our possessions, to the following: To the class of 1909: All of the noble ciualitics which have helped to make us the most successful class vet graduated from F. II S. (Note.) We regret that the insignificance of the lower classes prevents us from considering them in this testament. To Miss Greene: An electric emergency bell to be connected with her desk and Mr. McNamara’s desk, and to be rung just before fainting. To Miss Greathead: A checkered apron and a bunch of shingles. To Miss Smith: A life-sized portrait of her “ Harte,” to be hung in Room 32, for the higher education of her classes. To Miss Woodward: A joke that is actually “terribly funny.” To Miss Gifford : One gallon of sympathy towards her classes, to be taken in hourly doses, until effective. To Miss Stratton: A box of rouge and a free ride on a good lively “shoot the shoots.” To Mr. Sawyer: Carrie Fairbanks. To Miss Blanchard: A cud of gum and a slouch hat. To Mr. Bacon: A photograph of mathematics, taken from our point of view. To Charles T. : A year’s instruction in vocal art. To Seth Fairbanks, ’09: Congratulations on being a junior. To Eddie Newt, ’ll: A bottle of soothing syrup. To Discobolus: An overcoat. To Rosa Cofman, ’09: Two volumes on “Music as it should be played” and “How to play with both hands at once.” To Miss Donahoe, ’10, and Nolan, ’ll: “The holy bonds of hemlock.” To Hubbard, ’09; One ounce of animation. 87 To Venus : A merry widow sailor. To the building: Two elevators, a danee h ' dW and a pool room. To Monahan, ’09: A good “Gillette Safety,” for use. To Greenberg, Harrison and Sturtevant, ’09: Printed in- struetions regarding proper behavior at the Bijou. To Ruth Rowell, ’10: A little more waist. To S. Walter Hoyt: One-half dozen pair of stoekings that fit. To Walsh, ’09: Something to remove earbuneles. To Dahill, ’07 : A private car line to Leominster. To Herlih 3 % Robbins and Stevens: Mr. Woodbury’s permis- sion to do as their parents want them to do. To Littlehale ’09: “A little rice.” To Dennett and MissLeMay: A private room so they won’t be bothered l3y other people. To the ’09 Class Book Committee: Some members that know how to work. To “Pop” Sager: A private lunch counter. To Assembly Hall: An alarm clock to go off daily when C. T. has read the Bible for twenty minutes, merely to bring him back to earth. To John Sargent: Our heartiest sympathies. To F. H. S.: “One last, sad, fond farewell.” This will is hereby approved and attested by the undersigned attorney-at-law. EDWARD J. DAILEY. 88 5i r THE CLASS OF 1908 WISHES TO THANK THE ADVERTISERS WHO SO GENEROUSLY HELPED TO MAKE OUR BOOK A SUCCESS. A D VER ns EM ENTS Puzzle Contest. A Five Dollar Gold Piece will be given to the student of the Fitchburg High School who fills in the missing letters the nearest correct in the following article : T — s S — e S — s f— r Z — y T — s O — r F — t C — n. T — e a— e a g — t m — y w — o in 1 — g f— r 1 — w p — s 1 — e s — t of q — y b — t we g — d y — r i — t h — e q — y is t — e o — e t — g t — s s — e s — s f— r a — d t— s w— y i— s a s— e s— g p — e y— u c— t m— e a m — e t — e p — y of t — s h — e p — s it. All answers must be sent in by June 30, 1908. J. O. RICHMOND, 197 Main St. Miss Webber (in physical culture) — “ Where should your weight be when standing ? ” Urquhart — “On 3 ' our feet.” Wlialnm Park mtinga TO THE CLASS OF 130H Miss Harris (second-hour Geometry) — “I’ll take Mr. Wellington.’’ Mr. Bacon — “That’s all right; it’s leap t ear.’’ ii. .4 D VERTISEMENTS When you want a good Portrait, one that will entirely satisfy you and that you will he pleased to present to a friend, an amateur finished picture will not fill the bill. But when Snow McDermott, FITCHBURG’S LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS, make your pictures you can be assured that you are getting the best and latest in Photography Life size Portraits, and Picture Frames our specialties F. H. S. Class Photographers, 1907-1908 Miss Woodward — “Did yon ever hear of a woman who wore larger shoes than No. 6 ? ’’ Mini. — “ Er — er — er — yes, I cannot tell a lie.” iii. A I) VERTISHMI-iWS Compliments of SELLERS OF GOOD CLOTHES 190-192 Main Street The following self-explanatory letter is from a Fitchburg lady who graduated from the Fitchburg Business College last year : “ Mr. D. Fullmer, Fitchburg Business College, Fitchburg, Mass. Dear Mr. Fullmer : I am still in the same place in Boston, and enjoy my work very much. I began to work for $12.00 a week, and after I had been here three months, my sal- ary was increased to $15.00 a week. Of cour e I was delighted and surprised, too, for I did not ask for the increase. The New York Assistant Manager came here and took charge for about three weeks, during which time I had to work very hard. Before he left. I got the increase. It is not the stenography alone which is so important; it is the detail work, and oftentimes when the manager is away, I have to take charge ” The Fitchburg Business College has an army of pupils holding high- grade positions with salaries ranging from $600.00 to. $1800. 00 per annum. In one month last year we had twenty-three positions with a total weekly salary of $232.50. D. FULLMER, Principal. THE GREAT TRIO Style, Fit, W orkmanship Go to make up C. C. C. Clothes for young men r. H. LANE CO., Fitchburg, Mass. M. C. S. — “What book contains the incident of Annanias and Sapphira?” Bull— “ Plutarch ' s Lives.’’ A D VER TISEMENTS .. SUMMER .. CLOTHING, HATS AND FURNISHINGS NOW READY Lyons, Davis CS, Co. LOWE BROS. CO. The Largest and Most Complete Optical Department in this locality. Eyeglasses and Spectacle Lenses one-third less than other first-class Opticians. WE GUARANTEE to duplicate any lens. S. oM. NATHAN Miss Greene— “ Hayward, what are you doing?” Hayward—” Nothing.” Miss Greene— ” Well, sit up and do it.” A I) 1 7; A ' r .SV; .U ;.V7’.S. Marshmallow Frappe The soda fountain hit of the season. Cliop Sne 3 -, Xaney Bro Vn, Banana Split, Faney College Ices and Xut Sundaes. The White Drug Store D. CHAS. O CONNOR. Prop. 243 Main Street, Second Door from Putnam BROWN SUITS FOR MEN ARE THE THING A S the season advances the l rown color grows more and more popular. Yer3 earN in the Spring we anticipated this popu- larity” and bought very heavil3 " in brown col- ors. The3 have been coming in ver3” fast the past two weeks, and now we are showing ver3” man3” handsome patterns. Young Alen’s Brown Cassimere Suits, all wool, in brown cassimere effects, sizes 32-36. Price, $9.88 Young Men’s Fine Brown Worsted Suits, in the new brown and olive shades, patterns which look very dressy ' . Price, $11.88 Kuppenheiiner Brown Worsted Suits. In their styde, perfection of fit and general appearance they ' are made superior to any tailor-made suit. Price, $19.75 THE GOODNOW CO., Fitchburg. Krakauer Brothers’ Pianos Have the very best tone. The action is especially fine and light. Pleased to have you call and see and hear them any time. J. F. CHAFFIN, 157 Main Street NOTE.— Leave your order for TUNING with us. Conundrum — “Why ' isn’t Isabel afraid to go home in the dark?’’ Answer — “Because she has a Starr to guide her.” .1 1) VER T IS EM ENTS Telephones : 1410 1411 RIGHT HERE ! Can be found a complete line of Grocery Delicacies FRED L. DRURY, The Grocer, Corner Main and Blossom Streets There was never a Camera that met with such favor or gave more sa ' isfaction than a Brownie. Its simplicity and accuracy does away with most of the op- portunities for making mistakes. They are Eastman quality with nickel-plated trimmings and make an attractive appearance. The No. 2 A, size 2 V 2 x 4 ' 4 is only $3.00. Other sizes $1.00 to 0.00. Films and Paper, Developing Outfits. FITCHBURG HARDWARE CO. 133 and 135 Main Street KimbalFs Clothes For young people are truly “DISTINCTIVE.” You are sure of being correctly, becomingly and faultlessly dressed if you buy your Clothes of us KIMBALL ca, CO. 174-178 [Vlain Street. Fitchburg, Mass. Dennett (translating Latin, striking the wrong place) — “ Lo, what shall I do?” Air. Joy — “You had better begin at the right jDlace.” vii. A I) Vinx ' TISi:MIL TS When you arc in need of any House Furnishings “ " o, FIVE FLOORS Filled with the latest productions of the leading manufacturers A I IQT INI FURNITURE COMPANY 1 IIN 223 Main Street COMPLIMEN TS OF Tower’s Cash Market Dealers in MEATS, GROCERIES, FISH, Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Fruit and Vegetables. 14 Putnam Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts Chamberlain- Huntress Co. HEADQUARTERS For everything in cool and comfortable Women ' s, Misses ' and Children ' s Wearing Apparel BEST AND LATEST STYLES AT LOWEST PRICES. Miss Smith (mentioning reference book) — “ Thwaite’s Colonies.” Ryan (waking up) — ‘What, Waite’s Corner?” viii. A I) VER TISEMENTS COME HERE! When looking for COATS, SUITS, WAISTS and SKIRTS, the latest New York Styles. Always OFFICE HOURS 10-12 AM.; 3-5. 7-8 P. M. RENTS COLLECTED ESTATES CARED FOR AND SETTLED ERASTUS E. WALKER REAL ESTATE BUSINESS CHANCES LOANS NEGOTIATED AND PROPERTY APPRAISED I7S MAIN ST. Over Kimball Co. s Store. Address Box 186, Fitchburg, Mass. WHEN RIDING IN THE TROLLEY CARS, LOOK FOR OUR AD. WE CHANGE THEM OFTEN THE BROWN ELL-MASON CO. FITCHBURG, MASS. Pupil (reading) — “This is the most unkindest cut of all.” Teacher — “ What is ? ” Pupil — “The tenth demerit.” IX. . 1 1) VEK T IS EM ENTS T. K. Ross, D. M. D. DENTIST A new office with all modern appliances. Park Building, 1 1 7 Main St. Twelve years practice in this city. TELEPHONE 454 A Graduate of Harvard College. The Half-Tones used in printing the Class Books of 1905, 1906, 1907, and 1908 were made by the Woodbury-Carlton-Company of Worcester, Massachusetts. Do not forget this in 1 909. BEGIN NOW! COOK WITH GAS THEN YOU ALWAYS WILL Animals are inquisitive. Bull is inquisitive. Bull is an animal. A I) VER ns EM ENTS When hungry, visit the Lunch Counter. Why.? Malt Cream Bread, of course. FITCHBURG BAKING COMPANY printing The kind that pleases the customer. Price as low as we can afford for first-class work. Bring in your copy and get our estimiate. Examine samples of our work. We welcome inspection and comparison SENTINFX PRINTING COMPANY 389 Main Street, , Fitchburg, Massachusetts CHAS. HALL PERRY The Luxcraft Studio 386 MAIN STREET, FITCHBURG Photographic Portraits Pictures and Frames Kodaks and Supplies Pottery and Brass M. C. S. — “ I have floated for hours on the Salt Lake at Utah.” Heard from the back of the room — “She could float most anywhere.” XI. A I) VHFITISEMENTS Compliments of The Litchfield Cafe WHALOM PARK KELLEHER DUCHARME, Proprs. 166 MAIN STREET Telephone 488 Dentists DR. JAMES ROSS DR. L. J. PARKER DR. U. C. RUSSELL The Best Equipped Hold Positions A business education is a matter that needs careful consideration, therefore let us urge you to look well into the merits of this institution WORCESTER BUSINESS INSTITUTE C. B. POST, Principal. 476 Main Street Boating, Canoeing, Swimming for the season Y. M. C. A. LAKE DEPARTMENT WHALOM At Reasonable Cost What is the latest play ? “The Lion and the Mouse.” In other words, Mary Cushing and Miss Gifford. Xll. A I) VER TISEMENTS Go to ROYLEIGH’S IF YOU WANT Dressy Footwear 170 MAIN ST. PARIS STORE 182 Main Street Compliments of E. A. PALMER Dry and Fancy Goods Ladies’ and Children’s Furnishings 253 MAIN ST. MARTIN D. KEEFE Pharm. D. DRUGGIST 505 MAIN STREET, COR. RIVER Your patronage is desired and appreciated If your Clothes don’t fit you bring them to W. G. McTaggart CLOTHING X. pRFSSFn 162 Main St., Room 3 Compliments of H. O. H. L. SAWYER Estabrook’s Pharmacy THE PLACE TO FIND Vacation Requisites COR. MAIN AND PRICHARD STS. Fitchburg E. B. MACY CO. 100 Main Street Headquarters for FIREWORKS Wholesale and Retail West Fitchburg claims the tallest and the shortest members of the class— Miss Markham and Hession. xiii. A I) VI-RTISHMENTS Rexall Remedies One for each ill Compliments of H. Fergensen at UiE Tailor Hayes CBi, Piersons’ 229 Main Street. Fitchburg Safety Fund Block H. c_A.. Hatch CS, Son ALL KINDS OF Insurance Compliments of Grand Union Tea Co. % Safety Fund Building, Room 10 229 Main St. - Fitchburg 220 Fitchburg, Main St. Mass. cyMonogram Cigar Co. T. B. Mathews Dealer in Bicycles and Phonographs Repairing D. W. TEEHAN, Manager. 12 Main St. Fitchburg Shoe Repairing Co. The only place in Fitchburg to have your shoes tapped and heeled by expert shoe makers in 10 minutes. We call for and deliver work. Martin H. Parichan Proprietor Compliments of The Steinert Co. Music, etc. Johnsonia Building Latest ])()]mlar song— “ Why doesn’t Nonna Pierce someone’s heart?” She would if she could, but she can’t. XIV. AD VERTISEMENTS urg, X « Mass. Pharmacist. J. H. Brousseau I ' he Ladies’ and Misses’ Outfitters % Our line of Wash Suits and Dresses is now ready. Everything is NEW. FRED M. OAKES C Confectionery Newspapers Scr Stationery Cigars and C Tobacco 56 Green Street Compliments of George Bros. F. B. Crooker Meats and Provisions 90 Green Street Automobile Insurance Fire, Liability, Property Damage Chas. F. Wilson General Insurance Agency 229 Main Street WATSOrS PUBLIC MARKET Is the only place to buy Meats and Groceries C. H. Watson 497 Main St. Compliments of Dr. E. H. Page Dentist Johnsonia Building Casassa says that he is a lemon scjueezer. Also that Helen is his lemon. Therefore — XV. ADVERTISHMEXTS Hansfiflb GET IT AT THE FLORIST (fitahiiatr in tCallS Pharmarii 5 Putnam Street, City Will M ivc you prompt attention, courteous treatment, and the best in CUT FLOWERS of all kinds. First Drug Store Above City Hall CompHmentft of hnra flla.’ie If. Oirrptibrrg AT LADIES ' TAILOR PEOPLE ' S SHOE STORE 349 Main Street Compliments of 3. I|art JJalarr S ' tpam Samtiiru PLUMBING, HEATING AND VENTILATING 353 Main Street, Fitchburg Compliments of Compliments of tpbhtna rttrij If. HorkhipU THE CLOTHIER AND HATTER APOTHECARY Goods Right : Prices Right Near Upper Common 120 Main Street American House Block Miss Brown — “What are the ])rincipal parts of bent? Brown — “ Bent, badly bent, broke.” Robbins — “The superlative fits me.’’ XVI. A T) VER ns EM ENTS Green St. Pharmacy 78 Green St. W. D. JOHNSON Compliments of Lovering, Elliott Co. Drugs, Medicines, Cigars, Soda and Confectionery CLOTHIERS and HATTERS 121 Main Street. Telephone 557-3. Joseph A. Holland TAILOR 162 Main St. Fitchburg BRIiCtHIBBUD ElECIBIC CO. ENGINEERS and CONTRACTORS 5 and 7 Oliver St., itchburg. Mass. ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES. I have sold INSyRANCE FOR THE TRAVELERS INS. CO. of HARTFORD, CONN., For 29 years. “ That’s a long time.” CHAS. E. KIRBY, Agent Compliments of Dr. E. A. A. Lamere DENTIST Room 2 229 Main Street Compliments of Primeau Pharmacy CHARLES A. FOURNIER JOSEPH C. OUELLET Proprietors 425 Main Street, Fitchburg BUY THE BEST Bread and Pastry IN FITCHBURG -2LNTTTTTNG,the Baker 36 Main Street Miss VVetherhec wislies that there was fin elevator in tlie building, because after she has climbed three flights of stairs she has to stop and pant. xvii. .1 1) VER TISEMENTS W. H. RITTER FLORIST 70 Main St. Cut Flowers Designs Decorations THE BEST Dealers in Everything for Indoor and Outdoor Sports Kodaks and Supplies Edison Phonographs and Records Pocket Knives and Carvers Fire Arms and Ammunition Bicycles and Sundries Automobile Supplies Athletic Supplies Waterman’s Fountain Pens “Crescent” 10c J. B. M. 5c Jos. B. Molagan CIGAR MANUFACTURER 198 Water St. All goods Union Made Fitchburg, Mass. Henrjr F. Bout well Fine Drugs and Chemicals 198 MAIN ST. FITCHBURG ORGANIZED 1847 Insure in Fitchburg Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Fitchburg, Mass. Pupil — (translating French) — “ He kisses her.’’ Er — shouldn’t that be in the imperfect tense? It probabh’ was continued aetion. xviii. 4 1) VHR TISUMENTS For Home-Made listii hJi.sIied 1 SOI Candies Salted Nuts and Ice Cream DIAMONDS Watches, Silverware, Cut Glass, Jewelry, Rings, Brooches, Etc. Try HILLS American House Block 128 Main Street Fine Repairing of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry F. S. HALL 194 Main Street Jeweler and Optician L. A. CROOKER, HOKARA SKIN FOOD DEALER IN Fresh and Salt Fish Relieves Instantly Cures Permanently All Skin Diseases OYSTERS, LOBSTERS, FRUIT and CANNED GOODS. The Best Massage Cream 88 Green Street, Fitchburg, Mass. At All Druggists Compliments of E. M, Read Co. Fuller CONFECTIONERS AND CATERERS The Tailor 370 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass. EAT AT Compliments of Waldo’s tCiT Restaurant Daniel J. Whoolcy Plumbing and Heating 42 Day Street, Fitchburg First Pupil — “ I wonder what makes Florence so tiny.” Second Pupil — “That ' s easy. Because she can never seem to eat her Phil XIX. A I) I ' HRriSEMI-NTS Kidder CSb Davis Successors to Webber a hayward FURNITURE, CARPETS and UPHOLSTERING MAGEE RANGES 331-335 MAIN STREET FITCHBURG, MASS. Compliments of Compliments of James J. Phelan zA Friend 1 56 WATER STREET Fitchburg. Mass. J. J. SWEENEY PAUL PETERS Dealer in CIGAR MANUFACTURER Boots, Shoes and Rubbers The Raven, 10c. The Boulder, 5c. REPAIRING PROMPTLY AND NEATLY DONr: 60 Water St., Fitchburg 72 Green Street, Fitchburg, Mass. Compliments of Frank A. Bagley auctioneer Fuller Hardware Co. Real Estate, Insurance, Tenement and Farm Agency 177 Main St., Fitchburg, Estates Cared For and Rents Collected. Park Building. 117 Main Street FITCHBURG First Freshie — “Who is that Senior with the ribbon in her hair? Second Freshie — “Oh, that’s Rina Alaude.” A I) VIt:K T IS EM ENTS CompUments of m. EA George B. Dormin PHARMACIST Drug Store Goods at Lowest Prices 244 WATER ST. The biggest assortment of Firemjorks in the City Fitchburg Creamery will be found at .ndCTVlILK A. A. LITTLE’S CREAM FITCHBURG - WHALOM 26 Cushing St. Fitchburg Special attention gvven to Displays : : : Read’s Bakery L. A. CROOKER 60 Green Street Dealer in We always have an Fresh and Salt Fish, assortment of fresh Oysters, Lobsters, Fruits Bread and Pastry and Canned Goods : : : Give us a Trial 88 Green St. J. H. McMAHON YEE JOE (Eauusrlliir-at-Iialu EH Laundry Park Building Fitchburg, Mass. 6 ' 2 MAIN ST. Robbins in French — “Do I have the appearance of knowing anything?” “Well, come to think of it, Ollie, we don’t know as you do.” XXI, . 1 1) vi:Rrisi ' :MHNTs Compliments of cArthar A ierce fN, SHOES and CLOTHING 40 3 tain St Fitchburg Cigar Co. 82 Main St. Agents for all Leading Brands of Cigars and Tobacco Wholesale and Retail Compliments of You hvant •what ■ ou want when you want it The Cushing St. Go to Home Bakery S. SALONIKIOS 124 Main St. 24 Cushing St. For your R. W. THOMPSON. Proprietor Chocolates and Bon-Bons Percy H. Safford Watches - Clocks - Jewelry ( School Pins Hand- Painted China Fine Repairing ' 292 Main St. Fitchburg, Mass. D.J.H. K M. A. THE Four Fakirs E, IV. S. 0. K. R. Senior — “Mr. joy, may I have a yellow bloek?” Mr, Joy — “Yes, if you use peroxide.” XXll. -ri •• V- FITCHBURG HIGH SCHOOL LiECAn


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