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Show Hide text for 1912 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 116 of the 1912 volume: “ I THE NINETEEN-TWELVE CLASS-BOOK PETE CERTUM RHEM 1 The 1912 Class Book FITCHBURG HIGH SCHOOL FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS, JUNE, MCMXII PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS CHARLES T. WOODBURY (c (Hn imr rra irrtrb frirnh mxh Mr. (El|arlp0 ®. Manbburg our prturipal tliiB book tB brMratrb by tl|r (EIubb of 1912 ! The Class of 1912 greets you all — friends, admirers and well- wishers — with sincere and honest good-will. V aX loar nf lEhitora JanwH pijtitti ifamnnb Ebitar-in-OIliiff jiamra fSprnari Cnttlan ISnsuifU Frfientk Olurtia Elatf ifflarpnrp i alfbprger (Clirtatian Eliaa Sfttafn Snrntlfg iSoaf iHillpr Altff Pauline iSubba Sfelen EltEahellf ffigan Snberl ffiuuie S ' anba uHlomaa (Carlton Mpljam S EPTE MBER sixth, nineteen hnndred and eight, was a red-letter day for the Eitchbnrg High School, for it brought with it the greatest class the school has ever had or can ever hope to have. W e marched np the Wallace Way and up the school steps into the build- ing; thence to the second floor, where we hung onr hat on the bust of Beethoven, and our umbrella in the office, and took possession of every- thing in sight. For four long years we have been steadily advancing, overcoming all obstacles, until now our class has reached a height never attained. During onr Freshman year, although showing more than the usual amount of aptitude for learning, we nevertheless found time to excel in athletics, as we tied the Sophomores for first place in inter- class football, won the interclass baseball championship, and got sec- ond place in the interclass track meet. Our Sophomore year, like our Freshman, was a year of continu- ous success in all our alTairs. W e won note by the superb manner in which we conducted ourselves on all occasions. When we reassembled at the beginning of Junior year, our num- l)ers diminished, but our spirit shone undimnied. During the second week we elected class officers, chose our class pin, a very pretty orna- ment, selected our motto: ' ‘Pete certem finem” faim at a certain end), which we have always lived up to. We also made our debut into social 11 life, during this year, by running a very successful dancing party. We exhibited a little of our class spirit, by putting up a class flag and defending it against the attacks of the Seniors. When we became Seniors, we were so much superior to the other classes in school that they looked upon us as ideals— and such we were. In studies, none could surpass us; we shone in athletics like a lone star; m social life we were without peers, as we ran two of the most successful parties in the history of the school. So we pass from the field of action out into the wide world to make a name great in the eyes of all. as we, the Class of 1912 have made a name and reputation for ourselves in the eyes of everybody connected with the school which no other class can hope to equal. 12 LAURENCE SANDERSON AYER. The eagle, he was lord above, 2. a. ' ft 9T— And Laiiry, lord below. The south wind headed this way in our sophomore year and “Breezes” was one of us. His cheerfulness and good nature made him liked by us all, to such an extent that we elected him president of our class for both our Junior and Senior years. Laury is headed for Dartmouth. Zeta Phi. PRISCILLA BRAINERD COVELL. Her picture in mJy heart I bore, Long after she was seen no more. Vice-president of the Class, Priscilla is one of our popular members. She spent most of her time this year between entertaining Laury and posing as a photo- grapher’s model. Noted for her hair??? i j 1 LOTTIE MAY CONGRAM. Sensations sweet felt in the blood, And felt along the heart. Lottie is also one of our popular girls, always being in demand at the dances. We understand that Lottie has a great weakness for autos. She has served as secretary this year, and done her work well. Noted for her good nature. JOHN CHESTER BATH. A proper man as one shall see in a summer’s day. we know that Chet is here. Chet has shown off his Do, re, mi, fa!! Whenever such notes are heard singing abilities by leading the school in singing in preparation for the sing-out. Zeta Phi. Noted for his singing. 13 DONALD MITCHELL ALLEN. Hang sorrow, care zvill kill a cat, And therefore let’s be merry. Don has stood with us for four long years and has received many a call-down. But what careth Don? Once when we thought we saw Don doing his own examination, we found that he was simply “borrowing” somebody’s else. Zeta Phi. Noted for his studious nature. GUY ALLEN. Oh, wearisome condition of humanity. Guy is in love ! This sad truth was discovered at a dance in Lunenburg. But still it is not the first time. hen his time expires we will probably find him in N. J. with Ethel. Noted for his pull with the teachers. LILLIAN EDITH ANDERSON. Bright gem, instinct with music, vocal spark. Lil is sure some songster. Once in a while we have the pleasure of hearing her warble a few sweet notes at some school entertainment. Noted for her affection for Maggs. IDA LOUISA ASQUITH. IVisdom is oftimes nearer when zve stoop than when we soar. Ida surely does fit with Woodbury. ve think it must he on account of her studious nature. Noted for her knowledge of Civics. I 14 BERTHA IRENE BALLOU. To those who know thee not. No words can paint. Bertha floated in from Winchendon at the begin- ning of our senior year. She seems to take delight in the Junior boys, although we understand a Glen is much to her likening. Noted for her refusal to consider Senior eligibles. BESSIE MARGUERITE BANYEA. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace To silence envious tongues. Bessie is some reader. She easily walked off with the Prize Speaking prize in our Junior year and has since given us a few examples of her accomplishments. She also has found time to entertain a few friends, who say she makes fine candy. Noted for said candy. ALICE MARGARET BELLIVEAU. Measures, not men, have always been my mark. Alice has been fain to give us an example of her musical talent, which we understand is quite commend- able. She believes in no other beaus but those with wh-ch a violin is played. SUSIE ANNETTE BLANCHARD. Our acts our angels are for good or ill, Our fatal shadows that hang by us still. We were one day astonished to hear that Susie had lost her heart, while indulging in a game of croquet with Gardner. But ’tis so. Susie can surely buzz the teachers, too. Noted for her sudden love affair. 15 HAZEL MAY BROPHY. Silence is golden. We doubt if any one ever heard Hazel speak out- side of classes. But still she knows what she is talking about in classes. She is booked for Smith. i oied tor her hot-air. ALICE IRENE BROWN. Red as a rose was she. Alice is a wispy, coy little girl, with auburn locks. She has never been known to cause to any of the teach- ers trouble, and so is in great favor with them. In spite of her innocence we heard of her going joy-riding in a two-seated wagon once. Noted for her seeming innocence. ESTHER HAZEL CARROLL. IVho mixed reason with pleasure and wisdom with mirth. Esther has acquired great ability as a waitress during her high school career, both at the lunch counter and at Whalom. iNoted tor her diminutive size. MARY LOUISE COMLEY. Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow. Babe hails from West Fitchburg, where it is said that she reigns as society queen. She skips school about two times a week, to do some work. She makes a specialty of breaking Junior boys’ hearts. Noted for her walk. 16 JAMES BERNARD CONLON. To spend too much time in studies is sloth. Always bear this in mind, Jim has never studied, always getting liy on his brains, with which he is well supplied. Jim is also some athlete. From all accounts Jim will help Mr. Thompson to run the Normal School next year. Newman Club. Noted for his brains. FLORENCE ETHEL COPELAND. And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep f h ' loss has not “stuck” to anybody since she got divorced from Butts, but has been content to have many. She, makes frequent trips to Townsend, perhaps to sail in the harbor. Noted for her trips to the wilderness. GRACE MARGARET CRONIN. Not a word, Not one to throw at a dog. We have not yet found out the name of the “burg” from which Grace came but we do know that she is here. She received special commendation in the 1910 English • Essay prize, and that’s about all. Noted for her popularity. RUTH MAY CUNNINGHAM. A feasting presence full of light. Ruth does not like the company of gentlemen ex- cept at a dance. She can write essays, however, as hers won the five-dollar English prize established by the Class of 1910. Famed by the essay. 17 ROSWELL FREDERICK CURTIS. A 1)1 an " wise in his own conceit, Thei-e is mo)‘e hope foi ' a fool than him. The original yellow kid has spent most of his time at the Normal School this year, being desperately in love with Jennie. Curtis is noted for his prize essay and for his star oerformance against Leominster Thanksgiving Day. Just the same, he is a good-looking- chap. EDWARD BRADFORD CUTTING. am a man. That is, I wear pants. Edward is one of our Cooperative stars, always doing something he has been told not to do. He does like to show how much he knows by his loud talking. Ed spends most of his time in playing pool and dancing. Aoted for his " Teddying.” GEORGE AUGUSTUS CUTTING. A man am I crossed with adrei ' sity. George hails from Notown. He is one of our Bi- ology stars. He also served as chairman of the Deco- rating Committee for Monument Square on Memorial Day. Noted for his knowledge of grasshoppers. CHARLES LAM ' RENCE DACEY. R hat I aspired to he and was not, comforts me. C. L. gamed a reputation on school night when he walked home in his stocking-feet through mire and mud after the Juniors removed his shoes. He has been interested in many of the weaker sex, but his heart seems to he divided between Margaret and Helen. Newman Club. Noted for his walk home in his stocking-feet 18 JOHN BERNARD DACEY. Too much of a good thing. John is one of oiir members who does not l)elieve in patronizing home trade, as he has selected meml)ers of the weaker sex as his companions who have l)een imported from other towns instead of booming home Lia e. rirst it was East Jaffrey, then Groton, and now Gardner. Who next, John? Newman Club. Noted for his weakness for out-of-town girls. HENRY DAN FORTH DEAN. But strive still to be a man before your mother. We expect to see “String” professor at Harvard before many years. He is an exponent of the “much study” club. Chief occupation, carrying ten books under his arm. Noted for his mathematical ability. PAUL VINCENT DENEEN. Tie ' s armed zvithout that ' s innocent zmthin. Paul is one of our quiet students. He believes in that utL.e motto, “Children should be seen, not heard.” He spends his time in going to Leominster and studying —more of the former than of the latter. Newman Club. Noted for said trips to Leominster. JAMES PHILIP DESMOND. Grace zvas in his movements and heaven in his eye. Jimmy has been with us ever since we came to school and proven a valuable classmate. It is said that )immy shows his form in a baseball suit. Jimmy is fond of giving speeches to the school, in chapel. Noted for his wit. 19 CLARE AGAT?L DONAHUE. With mirth and laughter let old zvrinkles come. Clare has spent most of her time studying Civics and German. During her Senior year she acquired the habit of skipping school with Mane. We expect to see her as one of the shining lights at the Normal School next year. Noted for her love for fun. WILLIAM MICHAEL DONNELLY. Tell you what I like the best. Like to just get out and rest, And not work at nothing else. Bill has been so quiet that we haven’t been able to hnd out much about him. However, we know that he was in C. T.’s Civics class. He made many attempts to bluff, but never succeeded in getting anything by on Charlie. Noted for his failures in bluffing. RUTH MARY DONOVAN. Charms strike the eye hut merit zvins the soul. Ker-choo ! Did you ever hear that dear little sneeze? Ruth has among her charms a dear little sneeze and a perfectly bewitching lisp. She astonished us one night by attiring herself in the garb of the stronger sex. Noted for her sneeze. ESTELLE MARIE DWYER. .. The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb. We have learned but little of Stella during the four years she has been among us, for she evidently believes in minding her own affairs and letting other people mind theirs. Noted for her quiet disposition. 20 MADGE ANNA EMORY. Beauty’s ensign yet, Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks. Madge might well be called the class beauty. Her tastes run to athletics rather than to studies and we expect her to make a record next year at Dr. Sargent’s School for Physical Culture. Noted for her golf playing and for being the composer of the class song. EFFIE EMELIA ESKOLA. The sail was like a star, And dwelt apart. Effie is in her glory when report cards are handed out, generally managing to draw a bag of sugar-plums. Noted for her studious disposition and her afore- said good marks. LEON CUTLER EARVVELL. Oh, ’tis excellent to have a giant ' s strength, But it is tyrannous to use it like a giant. Chick has tried to be a joker of our class but has failed miserably. He spends most of his time looking- for a girl. We expect to see him acting as a veterinary surgeon some day. He certainly knows how to get in right with M. C. S. Noted for his sporting blood. MARIE AGNES FENTON. Shikspurf Shikspurf who wrote iff No, I never read Shikspur. Marie spends a great amount of her time in Ash- burnham. We are not certain whether it is the Academy or Ev’s that is the attraction. She has skipping school down to a science, and writing her own notes too. Noted for her ability to skip school. 21 GEORGE EDWIN EERRELL. I am the very pink of courtesy. George believes in showing favor to no special one but bestows favor on all. Our star sprinter and our beacon light. Lead, kindly light! Georgie has a bad habit of forgetting to go home nights. Noted for his speed — in the sprints. BERNICE HAZEL ELETCHER. Let those love now who never loved before. Bernice is one of our class artists. She gave us the design on our Course of Studies tor next year. We expect to meet her at Normal next year. Noted for her artistic ability. PHILIP JOHN ELYNN. Philip tries very hard to show Mr. Edmands where he is wrong, but has not succeeded yet. He believes in the motto, “If you do not succeed the first time, try again.” Phil has the honor of being the biggest bluff in the Biology class. Noted for his blasting. WILLIAM HERMAN ERA AS. Straining harsh discords and iinpleasing sharps. M ' illie is one of our blonds and is noted for his eloquence. However, he is quite a cornetist ; but brains he has nix. Noted for his tongue-twisters. 22 RALPH ALBERT GILCHREST. A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse. Ralph is a native of Lunenburg street. The only time he is without a horse is when inside of high school. He tries to make a good impression on Miss Brown by studying English. He has a carpenter’s horse while at work. Noted for his horseback riding. EDWIN HARRISON GOODRICH. Trust him not who seems a saint. Edwin is one of our star athletes. He has been with us two years now and during that time has cap- tained the football and baseball teams, besides being a member of the basket-ball team. On account of his good work in athletics we have pardoned his coming from Appleton Academy. No e:l for his athletic powers. EVALINA NANCY GOODRICH. Am I my brothers keeper? Evalina has also been with us only two years, hailing from New Ipswich. She spends her time in studying, trying to entertain Miss Dunn, and looking after Ned. Noted for her care for Ned. GERTRUDE AGNES GORMAN. I desire that we may be better strangers. A quiet and unassuming miss who bothers nobody and desires to have nobody bother her. We think Gertrude would make a good nurse, as she can keep quiet. Noted for her quietness. 23 HARRY GREENBERG. am not in the roll of common men. Harry has done his part to uphold the honor of the orchestra during his four years in school, and deserves credit for it. He also managed the baseball team during his Junior year. He is one of our hustling members. Noted for his hustling. OOLOOLOO HADLEY. What’s in a name? Oolooloo is very popular with the young gentlemen of the school. She is of a combatant spirit, however, as far as M. C. S. is concerned. Noted for her failure to make Merry C. see things right. THOMAS ERVING HANNAH. I had rather have a fool to make me merry, Than experience to make me sad. It is to Tom that we turn when we are sad, care- worn, or weary at heart. He is guaranteed to drive the blues away. Somehow or other he has “got in right” with Barber and so has had the laugh on many of us. Noted as a “Sure c ure for the blues.” PHILLIPS WILSON HEATH. Frivolous work of polished idleness. Phil is loath to leave this dear old high school, and believes that under no other roof can be found such opportunities for undisturbed slumbers. However, we are of the opinion that five years’ sleep is sufficient for even a man. Noted for his willingness to work. 24 DELIA GERTRUDE HEALEY. I have no other but a womans reason, I think him so because I think him so. A keen one in Civics! For a number of years she has withstood the ordeals of the wide world and is still pursuing a history course. She surely does fit with Omrley, for he skipped her twice during topic assign- ments. Noted for her knowledge of Civics. ELSIE FLORENCE HOHBERGER. To see her is to love her, And love but her forever. Which quotation is particularly appropriate. Elsie is without a doubt the classiest member of our honor- able class. The piano in the assembly hall will probably never recover from the blows dealt by this second Beethoven. Noted for her contagious laugh. CHESTER CRAIG IRVING. Oh, wearisome condition of humanity! Chet’s smile has cheered us for four years. It has been his great delight to report to Room 26 the doings of the Council and to collect sums of money from the bankrupt members of the class. CHRISTIAN ELIAS lENSEN. My only books were woman’s looks. And folly’s all they taught me. Besides being a baseball player and an artist, Chris does a little fussing on the side. Hudson holds a fond place in the lower corner of Chris’s heart. Noted for his athletics. 25 FRITZ OTIS JOEL. For he was long and lank and lean As is the ribbed sea-sand. Fritz breaks all records for altitude! He divides his time between the Bath Grinder Company, Leomin- ster, and the high school neighborhood, hritz acquired this fondness for Leominster girls a little too suddenly to be dangerous. Noted for his small stature. I WILLIAM OTIS KELLEY. Hell grew darker at his frown. “Billy” believes that studying is injurious, and that coasting is benehcial, especially at night on Arlington street. Learning poetry for Mrs. Scott proves a stum- bling block for Bill and so he spent a few extra sessions at school. Noted for his love for coasting. SAMUEL ALBERT KENYON. Oh, sleep it is a gentle thing! If you ever go past the Normal school and hear a noise like a sawmill you may be sure that it is Kenyon, either asleep or practising on his cornet. As Sammy plays in the Industrial orchestra, Mr. Hunter begged us nof rr, Vi’ii suffer. Noted for his cornet playing. GARDNER LEONARD KING. Nature has framed strange fellows in her time. Gardner is one of our quiet members; that is, he hasn’t as yet acquired the girl habit and is seldom seen on Main street after 9 at night, although we have heard he spent a good part of the winter sliding with some girls on Arlington street. We caught him playing- croquet with Susie Blanchard, too. Noted for his cut-up nature. 26 SARAH KLEBENOV. IV ho ever loved, that loved not at first sight? Sarah certainly makes a good saleswoman. She wears the smile that won’t come off. There is a good attraction up in 47. (Of course it is bookkeeping.) Noted for her fondness for black. HERBERT LOUIS KUHN. Once started, great gods! how he will talk! Mawning, Sir ! Here comes Kuhn and his carpet- bag. Caution ! Don’t start him talking ! Kuhn is in great demand for the Woman’s Temperance League of Ashby. Noted for his long wind. FANNIE JOSEPHINE LEPPALA. As chaste as unsunned snow. English is Fannie’s favorite study. Almost any time of the day she may be seen occupied with Milton, whom she says is her favorite. Fannie also seems to find delight in pushing horseless carriages. Noted for her love for Milton. ARCHIE FRED LOVELL. know a hawk from a hand-saw. Archie is very shy regarding the fairer sex — that is, at the school. But oh my! you should see him some- times ; women to the right of him, women to the left of him, women in back and in front, tell how they love him. Noted for his constancy to Miss Larson. 27 i ' LLOYD KENT MARSHALL. He was all for love and little for the bottle (milk). They say that Lloyd is a lady-killer. However that may be, he certainly is well located near Hastings Hall and should be able to sport a new one at each affair. He surprises us by his hne showing at the Interscholastic track meet. Noted for his Normal girl ! MARY McCARTY. And bid the cheek be ready zvith the blush. Mary is another member that hails from West h ' ilchburg and spends a great amount of her time worrying about her lessons, especially Civics. She did not keep us company until a short time ago so we don ' t know anything about her. WILLIAM MICHAEL McDERMOTT. Big Bill reminded me of a steam engine in trousers. Bill would make a good ventriloquist in a deaf and dumb asylum. He strives hard to be a ventriloquist, but he is the only one who cannot follow the voice. Noted for his attempts at ventriloquy. HELEN PAULINE McDONOUGH. Joy rises in her like a summer’s morn. It seems as if Helen is looking for a good time but manages to get her lessons O. K. She can be found at any time up on the South Side. Noted for her fondness for the South Side. 28 DOROTHY ROSE MILLER. Her modest looks the cottage might adorn, Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.. Dorothy doesn’t believe that she is modest. We are surprised. We should think that she would be glad of such a distinguishing trait. But in spite of that, Dot is liked by every one who knows her. Noted for her unbelief. LILLIAN MITCHELL. Not stepping over the bounds of modesty. Lillian is famous for her abilities in the speaking line. Lil has a very cynical smile, but we think she would like to be loved for all that. She is one of our class beauties, too. i oted for her readings. LaVERA MORGAN. None but the brave deserve the fair. ' his being the case, LaVera has not yet found a fellow whose bravery can balance her beauty, and so does not associate with the opposite sex. She is of dwarf stature, but surpasses most of us in energy. Noted for her altitude. GERTRUDE PAULINE MORIARTY. A happy soul that all the way To heaven hath a summer ' s day. G. P. comes from West Fitchburg. She doesn’t believe in exciting herself by opening her mouth too wide when she talks. We hope to see her successful 111 her business career. Noted for her frailty. 29 RFXiINA MARY MORRILL. Assume a virtue if you have it not. In Regina’s case the virtue of studying is the only one lacking, and this she assumes by handing in fat note-books. She is one of our good-natured students and doesn’t believe in spoiling her good-nature by studying. We expect to ' meet her next year at Normal School. Noted for her newspaper notebook. GLADYS MARION MORTON. Spirits when they please can either sex assume. Years ago Gladys attended a baby show and took lirst prize as the most beautiful baby. For that reason Gladys retains a fondness for babies and is often seen with a baby-carriage. looted for her push on the baby-carriage. HELEN CECILIA NOLAN. And like another Helen fired another Troy. Helen is another one of our members who cashes in the nickels and dimes at the Women’s Paradise. She is also a great favorite of C. T.’s, as she causes him trouble only twice a week. Noted for her ability to tell punk coin. JOHN ERANCIS O’DEA. Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort, as if he mocked himself. John is known as Hank. He loves his teachers and his teachers love him. He doesn’t smoke and he doesn t study. John asked for a discount when paying his class dues. Noted for his good behavior. 30 JAMES FRANCIS O’HARA. Push on — Keep moving. During the four years we have known “Stubby” he has run the Bijou, taking advice from the proprietors once in a while. We owe him the good programs which (lave lieen set before our “baldhead row members.” Noted for his height. FRANCIS JEREMIAH O’NEILL. He never smokes, he never drinks, Of a game of cards he ' d never think. Francis is one of our good boys, never having caused any of the teachers trouble. But get him outside and he is some lively. He is the butt of ¥oodbury’s special work. Noted for his fluency of speech. GRACE MILDRED PARKER. I love not man the less, but nature more. Grace says that the more she sees of the high school boys the better she likes her dog. Some day we expect to see Grace enjoying the proper life with a cat and parrot. Noted for her not mingling with the opposite sex. RAYMOND EDWARD PINKHAM. One I love, two I love, three I love, I say!!! Pink was imported from the Edgerly school. Al- though he spent much time in the Normal school lower grades, the result is that he thinks more of the Normal school than any other place. But he found time to manage the track team and to run a class party for us. Noted for the number of dances he had with his girl at the Normal dance. 31 RODNEY FREDERICK POLAND. Fear no more the frown of the great, Thou art past the tyrant ' s stroke. Mouse has been “picked” on all the year by the teachers and principal too. Although captain of the basket-ball team, owing to a controversy with the teachers he was unable to play the first few games. Again in baseball he felt the tyrant’s stroke but at last is free. He intends to go to Normal next year. Noted for being the only engaged man in the class. ARTHUR GEORGE PROCTOR. Another lean, iinwash’d artificer. Proctor says he washes his hands every morning, if he has time. He is one of our few male members who do not like the company of women. He is also one of Billy Hunter’s mechanics. RUTH GOLDEN PULSIFER. The poet’s darling. Ruth sprung into great great prominence at the beginning of our Senior year by captivating the heart of our prize speaker, poet, and track captain. And moreover she has retained it all during the year, it still being in her possession. Noted for capturing Seth’s heart. ALICE PAULINE RODDY. In short she looked, she blushed consent. He grasped her hand, to church they went. has not had much time to herself this year, as Paul uses most of it. Nevertheless she finds time for an occasional joke. Noted for her fidelity to Paul. 32 RUTH FRANCIS ROWLEY. Favors to none, to all her smile extends. Ruth certainly has the honor of being one of our j oiliest girls, never failing to see a joKe and showing her appreciation of it by laughing heartily. We are sad to relate that Ruth refused to show any special favor to any of our many aspirant boys. Noted for her giggle. BERNARD JOHN RYAN. He zvas yoost a little boy, not bigger as a doll. Berny is quietness itself, hut his few words are ahiable. He has been an unassuming member of Miss Cowles’ French class, neither reciting nor studying, but getting by nevertheless. We suspect Berny of being in league with C. T., as he said that as manager of the Red and Gray he wanted to take in lots of money to give to Mr. Woodbury. Noted for minding his own business. HELEN ELIZABETH RYAN. Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit. Helen, otherwise known as Minerva, is one of our four West Fitchburg lassies and also one of the original Gold Dust Twins. She is rather bashful when Kent is around, but we do not blame him for that. She is also one of our pretty girls. Noted for her fluffy hair. PAUL SALMOND. He hath indeed bettered expectations. It is well to have a tew studious ones among us and Paul has been one of those who ha ' c upheld the banner of knowledge in our midst. Still he found time to show the other schools a few ])oints in track. Noted for his studious nature. 33 ROBERT HOWE SANDS. A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing. Bob’s mind, we are afraid, has been turned in the wrong direction by influences too strong for his youth- fulness. Bob’s special weakness is his love for Spanish Queens. Noted for his sudden smile. ANNIE ELIZABETH SCOTT. Hut there ' s nothing half so sweet in life as love ' s young dream. Annie comes to school from " up thar” every morn- ing and goes back every afternoon. She refuses to indulge in our company. Some day we expect to find her running a farm which will belong to her and hubby alone. Noted for her dwarf-like stature. CHRISTINE BELLE STOWE. Her voice was ever so soft, gentle and low, An excellent thing in a woman. is one of our fairies, beloved by all. She may be small, but good things are said to come in small packages. We understand that she spends most of her time at Oak Jiluffs in the summer, where it is alleged that she is an exoert on roller skates. Christine doesn’t surpass La Vera m height by more than a half an inch. Noted tor her loud voice. GRACE BERNADETTE SULLIVAN. She zvas airy, young and gay, And liked to make a grand display. Grace went to Winchendon to the firemen’s ball, and returned to school next day with a bright red shirt- waist— which seems strange. Grace also takes a notion once in a while to wear her hair in a pigtail which is surely four feet long. Noted for her long hair. 34 r HELEN LORETTA SULLIVAN. So sweetly she hid me adieu, I thought she hade me return. “Why Girls Leave Home” 10, 20, 30 cents. The reason — Sands. Miss Smith removed Helen from the back of the room to the front in order “to protect her.” (Sands sits in the rear.) She is greatly interested in a certain W. F. bo} Noted for kidding Bill. THOMAS JOSEPH TAYLOR. Get money, still get money, ho ' . No matter hy zvhat means. Thomas is one of the hustlers who has distin- ' ' iiimseit in the Marathon for the almighty dohar, for the support of athletics. He was C. T.’s private secretary last fall, but lately has been busy joshing the “hello” girls. SETH GINERY TWTCHELL. The lunatic, the lover and the poet. Are of imagination all compact. Seth is the class leader in oratory, for he won both E. H. S. and Interscholastic prize speaking contests. We have become accustomed to seeing him on the stage in assembly hall. Besides being constantly attentive to Kuih, he has found time to captain the track team and to write our class poem. Noted as a poetic genius. THOMAS CARLTON UPHAM. He hath a face like a hcnediction. “Verily I say unto you, the meek shall inherit the earth.” Uppy is noted chiefly l)ecause his father is the truant officer. Perhaps that is the reason why he ap]:)ears so meek. He is one of the “Leighton jynxes who infest Room 26 at recess. Noted for his meek spirit. 35 KATHARINE HELENA WALSH. Like — hut oh, how different! Although bearing- the same name as Joe, she is a great contrast to him, being by no means boisterous. We understand that she makes a specialty of Coggs- hcHl Park Noted for her jollity. JOSEPH THOMAS M ' ALSH. Like two single men rolled into one. Joe has a ready tongue and a portly bearing. He keeps Miss Smith entertained with his jokes, although sometimes she says that she don’t see what is funny in them. Joe sold tickets at the Thanksgiving Day game and at both class parties, and has managed the baseball team, so is financially fitted to start up in life. Noted for his vocabulary. MARGARET MADELINE WARD. She hugged the offender and forgave the offence. Margaret does not believe in getting to school in time. She is usually seen with Ruth Dono ’an hurrying up the Wallace Way about 8 : 16 . Nevertheless we love her still. EDNA LOUISE WELLINGTON. Come down, 0 maid, from yonder mountain height! Edna is going to Mt. Holyoke some time, but thinks she will come back for a P. G. course next year. We think Edna will be a great help to the teachers next year, as she will set a good example in behavior for the rest of the pupils, never getting into any mischief. Noted for her unassuming attitude. 36 RUTH GLADYS WESTGATE. The light, the lies. In woman’s eyes. Gladys spends a great amount of her time in the company of Lottie and the Leominster boys. Her chief occupation in the winter time was tryine ' to decide which boy to go sliding or skating with. She is liked by everybody. Noted for her interest in Leominster. WILLIAM ANDREW. God made him and therefore let him pass for a man. Billy has helped Mr. Hunter to run the Industrial Course for four years, and has put it on a good basis. He ran two dances for the Course, too. Noted for his constancy to Myrtle. in iUmnnam frnrtor A former (ElassmatP nf % (Elass of Z itfji August r, 1910 I 37 CLASS SONG. Our four short years are at an end, And now our various ways we’ll wend We leave these dear old halls tonight, For now life’s battles we must fight; But steadfast through eternity Dear 1912 will ever be. O Abner Alater, we are here To say farewell to all so dear; To all our classmates and to thee, Whose guidance kind will make us be Forever true and for the right. Till 1912 doth reach life’s height. The Class of 1912 now hail! And let us not with our work fail; Our colors “black and gold’’ for aye. While we journey o’er life’s rough way. Great deeds and noble, will depend On our motto, “Aim at a certain end.’’ GRADUATION PROGRAM 1. Music, .... 2. Prayer, .... 3. Selection, .... 4. Address, .... 5. Selection, .... 6. Essay, .... 7. Presentation of Diplomas, 8. Class Song. 9. Valedictory, Orchestra Rev. V. D. Goble ‘ Instrumental Quartet Rev. W. a. Knight School Chorus Ruth May Cunningham . Hon. F. O. Hardy Laurence Sanderson Ayer President of Class of 1912 10. Music, Orchestra INDUSTRIAL CLASS INDUSTRIAL ! CLASS. i F our years ago the Industrial Course was established as part of our high school, and to it we owe much of the favora1:)le attention that our school has received not only in this country 1)ut in Canada and Fmrope. . Scores of business men and educators have visited us to investigate this unique method of educating mechanics, Ijy a combined course of work in school and work in the shops. This class have 1)eeu very active in the school life, 1: eiug repre- sented on all the athletic teams ; Bath and Poland played on the foot- 1)all team, Bath as captain until an injury forced him to retire. Basket- ball found Jensen, Joel and Poland, all of whom did honor to the school ; with Poland as captain, baseball has found Jensen, Cutting, and Poland busy. We have also taken part in all class meets and class games. Bath is treasurer of the class, also a member of the commit- tee on this classbook. Poland was on the class pictures committee and did work on the Industrial department of the classbook. Andrews and Lovell have gained honor on “Cooperation.” In the Industrial Society, which is composed of members of the course, Poland is secretary. Christmas week the course held a dance and entertainment in Wallace Hall, and a dancing party in the same hall May 10. At the IMay party a unique feature was a moonlight waltz with the society emblem thrown on the wall and floor. May 3 many of the boys went to inspect the Fore River Ship and Engine Company at Quincy. With a fine electrical equipment the department is making great progress as one of the best of our courses. Some of the last graduates have fine positions, and four have gone t.o the University of Cincinnati and one to the Ohio Northern Univer- sity, so that the course is fulfilling its mission in two ways by prepar- ing boys of a mechanical turn of mind for first-class journeymen or for further study in technical schools. Thus our school is leading the country in progressive educational policy, due in a large measure to the broad public spirit of our manufacturers and the acumen of our school board. 4X. FITCHBURG INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY. OFFICERS. Oswald Fisher Herbert George Rodney F. Poland W. B. Hunter . . President. . Vice-President. . Secretary. . Treasurer. 42 SEPTEMBER. 5. School opens. Army of 802 glooms. 7. Notice on 43 (Ereshman room). ' ' Walk quietly. Don’t wake the babies.” 8. Miss Smith tells class that she doesn’t carry any heavy weights in class. Walking won’t agree with yon, Alary. 9 . Eootball practice — 40 candidates. Eirst meeting of the Athletic Association. Poland can’t convince Mr. Chalmers that the peo- ple of Eitchbnrg are cheap sports. 12. Senior Class election of officers. 13. Air. Woodbury locks Eoss T3 and visitor in the office. 14. Junior class organizes. Aleeting of school council. 15. School night. Heavy rain but large attendance. C. Dacey walks home in stocking-feet. Kuhn ])lays football in Main street with wild and wooly juniors. 18. Dog ap])ears in Assembly Hall (queer!) and Kuhn is appointed dog constable. Freshmen attem])t to label themselves but forget their numerals. 19. Fire drill twice. Parade of the joys. 20. Afternoon agony resinned. C. T. tells us to be sure and come if invited. Everyone laughs just to be sociable. 23. Football season opens. F. H. S. 0, Nashua 0. Capt. Bath and three others hurt. Hard luck. 25. School looks like a hospital with cripples hobbling around. 26. Executive committee of A. A. talks of abolishing football. Bath resigns. 27. Football was, is, and will be — Rah ! rah ! rah ! 28. Miss Smith tells Farwell she really thinks he is studying. Sh ! Don’t wake her. Eddie Goodridge elected captain. 29. Football collections. Everybody busted. Kuhn starts corre- spondence bureau with girls in Ohio. Fraas takes a partnership. 30. Football : F. H. S. 43, Ayer 0. 31. Miss Pulsifer and Seth are seen taking a stroll. Good work, Seth ! OCTOBER. 2. Brigham, Allen, Farwell, Sands and other seniors take out a mortgage on the bald-heade d row at the Bijou for winter. 3. Miss Nolan tries to start a zoo (maltese cat) in her desk. Joel a la rescue. Desmond joins Kuhn’s correspondence school. 4. Pinkham amuses senior Physics class with a potato. 5. Mr. Leighton has his hair curled. Yes, his wife arrived yesterday. 6. Leighton’s coiffure is just the same. Oh, what we know about Willie ! 7. Football again. F. H. S. wins again. Oh, the first and second teams played. 9. Orchestra operates for the first time. 10. Orchestra again. Kindly drop that noise outside. 11. Mass meeting, big noise; lots of spirit shown. (No, the cops were around the corner.) 12. F. H. S. 0, L. H. S. 9. Pretty lucky. F. H. S. put up a great game. 44 13. Talk football instead of lessons. 16. Football: F. H. S. 2cl 0, L. H. S. 2cl 0. 17. Fraas delivers quite a composition in English. We wonder if it came through Knhn’s correspondence school. 18. Meeting of the school council. Basement smells like Nolan’s cigar store. 19. Miss Hohberger canned from orchestra. ' ‘Abide with me” mur- dered in six different keys at once. 20. Mrs. Manley gives concert in the morning. Freshman recep- tion at night. 21. Football: F. H. S. 5, Clinton H. S. 0. Exhibition of football and high diving for one admission. 23. Freshmen look sleepy mornings. Oh, the exams are coming. 24. Stray rat appears. No girl claims it. 25. Woodbury locks Woolley in the office. Fitchburg exposition at Boston. No school (not). 26. Speeches by Desmond and Ayer to arouse enthusiasm. Result — two Williams. 27. Those dear Freshmen sing every Friday morning while we study. Oh, how we love them. D. A. dance. , 28. Sad but true. F. H. S. 0, Gardner H. S. 6. 20. Report cards. 31. Why do red ears go with cold sores? Ask the Junior and Senior girls. NOVEMBER. 1. Greenberg leads orchestra. Wasn’t much worse, was it? 2. Royal Commission from Canada. Visitors are always welcome at E. H. S. (provided they talk at least an hour). 3. No school — visiting day. 4. Eootball: E. H. S. 0, Mechanic Arts H. S. 27. Boo-hoo. 6. Woodbury gives annual speech to freshies about good marks. 7. Senior class feels prosperous and vote to make dries over the century mark. 45 8. Kent is seen coming out of i Iiss Dnnn‘s room with a blonde hair on his coat. How do we know? 9. Hr. Harry Kimball gives a speech on " Thrift and Savings.” IMiss INIcGninnes helps Barber keep temperature right in Room 23. 10. Some clawss to C. T. with his new suit. 11. Football: F. H. S. 0, Clinton H. S. 15. 13. C. T. says even he would have to study S hours for 5 studies. Some of us have a little brains, we hope. 14. Editor Curtis of Red and Gray is given a chance to bore the school. 15. Snow and snowballing — balling-out. 16. Football: F. H. S. 25, Pickups 6. 17. Appearance of Cripple Club; Higgins, Desmond, Porter and pickups. 18. Hurrah! F. H. S. wasn ' t beaten today. Why? too muddy for the game. 20. Meeting of Red and Gray board. 21. Sands gives points to Senior English class on how poker is played. 22. Football: F. H. S. 21. Normal 0. Fellows were there strong to see Normal girls. 24. Invitations to the Faculty reception. Tilton T1 wears a loud tie and makes a noise like a clam all day. 25. Football: F. H. S. 0, ? Ianchester 4?. Coach thinks the air is filled with yellow. 27. Mr. Woodbury tells Miss Moriarty to go forward if she can squeeze through the aisle. Don ' t rub it in, C. T. 29. IMass meeting. A e are promised a win from Leom. 30. Final funeral: F. H. S. 0, Leominster H. S. 17. Senior class party, great time. DECE.MBER. 3. Class meeting. Accept faculty invitation to reception. 4. Allen takes lessons in walking (28). Leighton wears a new tie. Christmas present. 5. Senior Civics class disappointed because they couldn’t vote. 6. Kuhn becomes an heiress? 7. Faculty reception. Chalmers and Eason show dish-washing ability. 10. Honorable Herbert Hulbert speaks on Korea. 12. Apollo enjoys first cigaret. 13. Juniors appear disfigured with bits of brass they claim are class pins. 14. Basket-ball practice begins. 15. First meeting of debating club. 18. We sing about Santa Claus to amuse the Freshmen. 20. Marks go in. The orchestra takes ten minutes to get started. 21. Again! Five minutes to stop. Never mind, it shortens first hour. 22. Christmas exercises and vacation. Oh, joy and bliss. 25. Basket-ball: Alumni 62, F. H. S. 15. 30. Basket-ball : F. H. S. 42. JANUARY. 1. Mr. Chalmers decides to increase Fitchburg’s population and decrease Keene’s. 2. School. Br-r-r-r. Marks. Gr-r-r-r. 3. Speech on debating club. 4. Preliminaries to prize-speaking. 6. Basket-ball: F. H. S. 25, L. H. S. 31. Wait till next time. 8. Hung up for low marks. Orchestra re-re-re-organized. 9. Milton Fairchild speaks on “The True Sportsman.” 10. Same noise on “Personal and National Thrift.” 11. For fresh Sophomores, “Conduct Becoming a Gentleman.” 12. Bethlehem cantata. Quite a crowd ; Free. 13. Basket-ball : F. H. S. 13, Worcester Boys’ Club 32. 17. Meeting of school council. Discobolus gets some new fingers. 18. J. W. Waters and Desmond inform school that many Normal girls will be at the basket-ball game. 47 19. Elsie goes on her first sl-i-h ride with — oh, you ' re too inquisitive. 20. Basket-l)all : F. II. S. 30, Normal 15. 22. Interesting- talk on College by Prof. Conn of Wesleyan. 23. Faculty tenders Aliss (foddard a farewell reception. Mr. Well- ington (Manual Training) offers special inducement to teachers matrimonially inclined. 24. Juniors are informed they cannot dance after 11 o’clock. C. T, digs for three bucks and says Teachers’ Association will stand any deficit. 25. Horrors — a policeman at Junior Class Party to stop smoking of unruly seniors. 26. Copper classes fill the air with sweet harmony? ? 27. Basket-ball: F. H. S. 66, St. John H. S. 15. 29. Feighton sports another new tie. That makes three this year, Billy. 30. Miss Smith butts in on the dancing party in Assembly Hall at recess. Notice on Senior boards. No fussing on second floor at recess ; go up on the fourth. 31. Floor space at a premium on the fourth floor. FEBRUARY. 1. Miss Brown confiscates Allen’s note. Wonder why he tore it up first. 2. Miss Ruddy informs C. T. in civics that Dred Scott was a candi- date for President of the United States. 3. Basket-ball: h. H. S. 19, G. H. S. 13. Fitchburg showed specvd in las t few minutes. 5. Desmond is ajjpointed official model for wild Freshmen. 7. Leighton wears another new tie. Such extravagance ! ! ! 8. Kent and Sands go to the Bijou; Kent asks if his girl loves him. Yes, Paul, and she shows every indication of it when you are with her. Oh, what can her name be? Judge Murray, former graduate, speaks. Prof. A. E. Nolen makes a few remarks. 9. Elsie, Chick, and P)riggy go peddling bills in Ashburnham. Bas- ket-ball : G. H. S. 33. V. H. S. 18. Wake up, Fitchburg. 48 10. Ayer gets his lip cut with the result that he swears oiif on fussing — the next night when he goes to see the girls. 12. Vose begins to worry over his football letter. C. T. reads Lin- coln’s second inaugural. 13. Meeting of Athletic Association. To mmy Bresnahan elected baseball coach. Too bad, Mr. Chalmers! 14. Track practice. Great spirit shown ! ! ! two men out. 15. The Rudolph Mackegany orchestra is formed after afternoon session, consisting of Conlon, Fraas, Goodridge, Desmond; Miss Whitney intrudes. Goodridge (violinist), plays a solo. Result, roof falls in. 16. Classes meet to elect captains for track teams. Twichell, Joyce, and Gilmartin successful. Where are the Juniors? 17. Basket-ball: F. H. S. 36, Groton School 43. Worse luck! 19. C. T. W. passes out slips of paper and asks fifth hour Civics class to write suggestions on how to keep order in the class. Some fine suggestions. 21. Marks go in! ! ! David I. Walsh speaks. Vacation. Oh, heavenly bliss. MARCH. 4. School reopens. Report cards. Mr. Townend speaks on ‘‘Bank- ing.’’ Mr. Eastman speaks on the Indian. Two periods! ! ! 5. “Cooperation” g oes on sale. Desmond changes room again— to 28. 8. Mr. Woodbury appears in a new suit and is good-natured. We think he won it in a lottery. 11. Taylor gets to school on time. We understand that he visited Leominster and missed the last car home and so got the fiist car up in the morning. 12. Haven’t you noticed Kuhn’s tie? Well, it’s not his fault, and further we discovered that he has lost his heait to ELsie. 13. Who was it who acted out the hymn in Asseml)ly Hall? We heard the kiss but saw none?? 15. Meeting of Debating Club. We have to shut Kuhn up after he has spoken 50 minutes. 49 18. M. C. S. tells Civics class that everybody goes up Pike’s Peak on a boiirough. W ' e pity Mary’s bouroiigh. " 19. Jimmy Mac takes Charlie’s place. 20. Where did Woodbury get the cold and also the cold sore? Must have had a date and had to go without his hat so that the Missus wouldn’t catch on. 25. Poxy Edmands is seen playing “Kelly.” Ten cents a pill, some sport. 28. Who pinched Goodridfje ' .s .shoe? Cora Coolidge speaks on Woman’s colleges. APRIL. 1. Clifton Hayes speaks on “Opportunity.” Good speech! 2. Prize-speaking tickets out. Must sell 1000! ! ! 3. Edmands cleans Hunter out in “Kelly.” 4. Orchestra has a new piece. 5. No school — Hurrah! ! ! 8. Red and Gray published — fine issue — price ten cents. 9. The “bunch” go mayfiowering — snow at that. 10. Walsh, basfjball manager, speaks on finance, that is, “financially Speaking.” 11. Curtis and Ryan speak on the sale of the Red and Gray. 12. Prize speaking. Win ners, Seth Twichell and Clyde Mathewson. 13. Baseball : F. H. S. 12, Normal 9. Good beginning! 15. ? broke into the lunch counter after Saturday game. No more dressing at the school. 16. Bachrach chosen class photographer. Class day decided upon. Class dues demanded ! ! ! 19. Baseball : F. H. S. 6, Orange H. S. 3 (14 innings). 22. Everybody has their lesson first hour (nix). 23. Jimmy Mac and Maude Greene again go nature-walking. Oh, wait till gets Jiminy home! 25. Marks go in. Mon Diew-frace. 50 26. We have an Arbor Day exercise. Vaillant, Twichell and City Forester Colton are speakers. 27. Baseball : F. H. S. 12, Townsend H. S. 9. MAY. 1. Baseball: F. H. S. 18, Gardner FI. S. 4. Whew! Glooms are in evidence. 6. School reopens. Report cards. 7. Class meeting- on pictures. 11. Baseball: F. H. S. 5, Clinton H. S. 8. 15. Mr. Bath leads us in music. 17. Prize essays, 500 words. Oh, fine! 18. Baseball: Leominster-Fitchburg. No school — Saturday. 20. Will someone kindly tell us where Woodbury got another new suit? 22. A lover’s match was held in the Assembly hall. Hard luck that Mary butted in. 23. Lecture on keeping up in marks. Got five seeds for the State board exams. 24. Special chorus selected for graduation. Visitor asks who is giving the school cheers. 25. Baseball : F. H. S. 13, Gardner 6. 27. Miss Emory’s class song is accepted. Congratulations, Madge. 28. Not having seen Briggy since Sunday night, Elsie fears for his safety. 29. Memorial Day exercises. Rev. Mr. Goble, speaker. 30. We have a day of rest. 31. Back to school. Miss Stratton leaves for Europe! Bon 7 ' oyage. JUNE. 1. Interscholastic track meet. Result : Fitchburg 89, Clinton 38, Leominster 30 points. Good work, fellows. Baseball : Hudson 4, F. H. S. 1. 51 3. Miss Fairbanks is chaperon for Rina Maude and Jimmy I Iac on canoeing trip. 4. Baseball: Cushing 2d 14, F. H. S. 12. 7. ■oodbury gives notice that school will close londay (circus day) at ten o’clock. 8. Baseball: Leominster 3, F. H. S. 7. 10. Circus. Four periods off. Bath comes to school with a balloon. 11. Horrors! Heavens! Woodbury cracks a joke! Baseball: F. H. S. 7, Cushing 2d 2. 12. Who pinched Billy Leighton ' s bell? Ask the classd ook com- mittee. 14. Baseball: Clinton H. S. 3, F. H. S. 4. 21. Class day! S ing out ! Junior reception. 23. Valedictory. 24. Alumni. 26. Graduation. 27. Promenade. CLASS POEM. ‘‘The child is father of the man The deeds performed in early days With time return in later life To give us pleasures or dismays. Though our moods change from time to time And every hour some change is wrought, In after-life we find ourselves But altered slight in looks and thought. Small wonder, then, if people judge The things we’ll do in years to come ; What we may be, or what success Or failure lies in store for some ; So we’ll prospect what comes to pass With different members of our class. Our artist, McDermott, by drawing cartoons. Will gather some cash for his bacon and prunes. And so will Bill Fraas by blowing his tunes. Jim Desmond will never saw wood by the cord If he locates a political job in some ward ; Willie Conlon has made it a general rule To be constantly found at playing of pool. Miss Eskola has made a book On “Folks I Killed While Being Cook,” But Donnelly thought he’d be content To own a home that was free from rent. Elsie likes sleigh-rides and the dance. She goes whenever there’s a chance. Miss Comley takes a great delight In being society’s shining light.. Paul Salmond, though of stature small. Has thrown Frank Gotch for good and all. Professor King draws great designs To fit the Sunday paper’s lines. Joe Walsh is ai)t to change his course And cop a place on the “cop])er” force. 53 We all feel sure that he’s cleservincr. And so will Sergeant Chester Irving. Annie Scott in time, of course, Will soon be on the college force. Miss Parker hopes to rent a flat And have some birds or keep a cat. ‘ With F. H. S. I fear I’m through,’ Was the last we heard from Miss Ballon. Bob Sands has made his aim sublime To leave, footprints on the sands of time. Rnth Donovan and Miss Estelle Dwyer Will keep a shop for girls’ attire. Rodney Poland, tired of strife. Has settled down to married life ; Pnd Bernard Ryan, onr business man. Picks lip all the cash he can. Ida Ascfir ’ been invincible And so gained favor. with onr principal. While Fannv likes all authors well. She thinks that Milton’s works are swell. George Cutting raises tons of grain, 1 hough while at school he raised but Cain. Now, sta ' P ' en ' no- men, haste yonr retreat — Patrolman Flynn is on the beat ; He takes delight in nabbing such As have absorbed a quart too much. Miss Morton’s paintings sure are grand. They took first prize, we understand. Though Goodridge does not sing at all. He’s made a name at playing ball; So has Jensen, but reallv, Chris, We never thought von’d come to this. Fvab ' na has often said 1 hat she will stay with her brother Ed. Raymond P ’ Vh m will take a chance At handling " well the state’s finance. Pliss Donahue will again take pride In blnfifing her teachers on every side. 54 The billboards will remind us still That Curtis is in Vaudeville. And Lillian Mitchell has made a hit In some melodramatic skit. Papers will tell of Miss Banyea’s fame, For in elocution she’ll make a name ; Bernice Fletcher soon will start For gay Paree to study art ; That our man to Congre ss, Herbert Kuhn, Has whipped the senators into tune ; Or Captain Kelley may arrive From where the savage people thrive; That Miss Moriarty returned in style From her wedding tour in the Emerald Isle. Susie Blanchard will try to teach If it isn’t far beyond her reach. Miss Copeland tries a different prank And starts a children’s savings bank. Dineen, O’Neil and Hank O’Day Are keeping bachelors’ hall, they say. We read a piece in a magazine On calculus by Professor Deane. Priscilla Covell — Laurence Ayer! On honeymoon! Well, I dp declare! ! Helen Nolan hates the men. And so works down at the five and ten. The journals tell of Ferrell’s name As a mighty man at the Olympic game. And the merits of Don Allen’s book On ‘‘How To Pass Without a Look.” How Chester sang a serenade That put Caruso in the shad e ; And how Eddy Cutting’s patent saws Willi last forever without flaws; That Miss Cunningham a book will start On “How To Retain a Person’s Heart.” We hear,Miss Rowley and Miss Emory Have won the golf-links victory. 55 Charles Dacey’s dead, ’tis sad to say.; lUit he died with his boots on, any way. Here’s John Dacey ' s ad within the News — " Fine Rn1)1)er Boots and Overshoes.” Miss Hadley’s book is from the press Entitled, " Conquering- M. C. S.” hear Miss Cronin’s died of fright hMr fear her school work wasn’t right. y Q also read how Hazel Brophy Captured many a painting trophy ; And Esther Carroll’s musicale Made her goodly audience weep and wail. Miss Miller gives ns quite a shake In buying- Wdialom Park and lake. Proctor has made a new machine — Just what it’s for we haven’t seen; W e rather think it’s one of these Mdiich takes the smell from Limburg cheese. Phil Heath must have things very quiet, Thongh other folks will rush and riot. The best stenographer in town, W e recommend, will be Aliss Brown. Now let ns journey down the street For we have still more friends to meet; And as we leave the trolley cars WT s])y the sign which reads “Cigars’’ And, also, how dee]) are our regrets IM find that Joel sells cigarettes. There’s Lottie Congram’s new garag ' e — “Swift Autos Here at Little Charge.” At Harrv Greenberg’s dry-goods store Are bargains found on things galore, W hich his lady clerk, Miss Klebanov, Is always courteous to show off. See Vi]liam Andrew’s new dance hall dth polished doors and room for all ! Gilchrest meets the city’s needs With a livery stable full of steeds. 56 Misses Walsh and Ward, we understand, Are teaching school with a master hand. The two Snllivans, Helen and Grace, Are teaching, too, at a lively pace. In Lloyd Marshall’s new drug store We ciiienched onr thirst with just one more Then tried Miss Morrill’s college ice, AVhich made ns feel refreshed and nice. We talked with Taylor at the bank, And saw Miss Roddy out with Hank. And Elder Upham on his way To teach his flock to rest and pray. We halted at the Bijou stair And asked to see the manager ; Down came O’Hara at onr call And took us to the spacious hall. On passing by the parcjuet We heard from TCenyon’s brass cornet; Miss Morgan then began to play And the curtain went up right away. Bell Stowe came out to roller-skate. And her exhibition was first-rate. Then Tommy Hannah made us laugh AA ' dth his silly jokes and jolly chaff. Professor Farwell then came out And juggled dumb-bells fast and stout; He lifted weights that weighed a ton. He sure surprised most everyone. Miss Anderson came forth and sang. And mercy! how the Bijou rang! The show then paused for a little while And we sighted Lovell in the aisle, AA ith Rispah standing right close by. And we saw Archie wink his eye. On coming from the Bijou hall AAT saw these words ipion the wall, AA ritten out in black and gold, ‘ ' Come in and Have your Fortune Told,” Wcstgate and Wellington were in charge, And to be sure their trade was large. Miss Healey ' s booth for manicure Is also patronized, we’re sure. We passed once more out to the walk To see folk pass and hear them talk. W ' e saw Helen Ryan walking there. She often walks to take the air. In vain we searched for Ilelliveau, But her address none seemed to know. Good folks, when you’ve read these memoirs through And seen how hard we’ve had to delve, You’ll pardon us for what we do This class of 1912. S. G. T. 58 THE FOOTBALL TEAM FOOTBALL A lthough the football teams of recent years have been handi- capped by injuries and faculty rulings, no team has suffered as did that of 1911. In the first game four fellows were hurt, including Captain Bath, who was thus forced to resign. Despite much opposi- tion by the faculty, the team was held together and finished the season. Although few games were won, the season proved of value in that the team will not need to be reorganized next year. Captain Goodridge, who was elected to fill the vacancy caused by Bath’s resignation, proved himself to be an able leader. THE SUMMARY. Nashua 0 F. H. S. 0 Ayer 0 F. H. S. 48 Leominster 9 F. H. s. 0 Clinton 0 F. H. s. 5 Gardner 6 F. H. s. 0 Mechanic Arts 27 F. H. s. 0 Clinton 15 F. H. s. 0 Manchester 48 F. H. s. 0 Leominster 17 F. H. s. 0 Opponents 122 F. H. s. 53 THE TEAM. Name and Position. Age. Year. Wgt. Games. Goodridge, 1. t. 16 ’12 140 7 Twichell, r. g. 20 ’12 152 9 Conlon, q. b. 17 ’12 136 7 Fogarty, f. b. 16 ’14 147 9 Beer, r. e. 17 ’13 131 9 Adams, c. 17 ’13 144 7 I ' ischer, r. e. 17 ’13 127 6 Porter, q. b. 18 ’13 120 9 Mannix, 1. g. 16 ’13 150 8 Higgins, r. h. h. 16 ’13 140 9 Desmond, 1. h. b. 16 ’15 135 8 Colburn, r. h. b. 17 ’13 158 1 Pyne, c. 17 ’13 123 6 Vose, r. t. 16 ’14 142 9 Name and Position. Age. Year. Wgt. Games. Holton, 1. h. b. 15 ’14 122 6 Hoyt, r. g. 17 ’14 138 4 Vaillant, 1. g. 17 ’13 124 4 Mathews, r. h. b. 17 ’13 155 1 Bath, r. t. 17 ’12 148 1 Joyce, 1. t. 16 ’14 137 2 Kelly, 1. t. 18 ’12 134 1 Armstrong, c. 16 ’15 152 4 Moriarty, 1. e. 15 ’15 117 6 Donai, f. b. 16 ’13 133 2 Chalmers, f. b. 15 ’13 133 1 Ryan, 1. e. 15 ’15 130 1 Tuttle, 1. b. b. 17 ’13 140 1 61 THE BASKET-BALL TEAM BASKET-BALL. T he 1912 basket-ball season was on the whole a success, although Gardner won the Wachnsett League championship. The team was handicapped during the first part of the season by the loss of Captain Poland. However, with only one veteran of last year’s championship team onr boys won a majority of their games. Beer and Fogarty were the highest scorers, and as both will be back another year the outlook is very good. New men were developed in Goodridge, Ayer and Fogarty. In the series for the championship of the city F. H. S. defeated the Normal School three straight games. The team broke even in its games with Leominster and Gardner. The school supported the team very well, and the victories in the league series can be credited to this backing. THE SUMMARY. Dec. 25 At Fitchburg F. H. S. 15 Alumni 62 Dec. 30 At Fitchburg F. H. S. 45 Worcester Academy 20 Jan. 5 At Leominster F. H. S. 17 Leominster 24 Jan. 12 At Fitchburg F. H. S. 13 Worcester Boys’ Club 37 Jan. 20 At Fitchburg F. H. S. 30 Normal School 15 Jan. 27 At Fitchburg F. H. S. 62 St. John’s Prep. 16 Feb. 3 At Fitchburg F. H. S. 19 Gardner 16 Feb. 5 At Fitchburg F. H. S. 55 Normal 25 Feb. 9 At Gardner F. H. S. 18 Gardner 35 Feb. 10 At Fitchburg F. H. S. 33 Normal 14 Feb. 17 At Groton F. H. S. 37 Groton School 43 Feb. 22 At Ashburnham F. H. s. 24 Cushing 2d 19 Feb. 24 At Fitchburg F. H. s. 33 Leominster 15 Mar. 2 At Fitchburg F. H. s. 21 Cushing 24 Points 425 ’ 365 THE TEAM. Poland (captain), 1. b. ; Beer, r. f. ; Jensen, c. ; Goodridge, r. b.; Fogarty, 1. f. ; Fish, 1. f . ; Ayer, r. b. ; Joel, substitute. 63 THE BASEBALL TEAM BASEBALL. T he baseball season of 1912 was one of the most successful in the history of the school. The team was very fortunate in having ' the services of Thomas Bresnahan of the alnmni as coach, and made the enviable record of nine games won and three lost. In addition to this, Fitchburg won the WTchnsett league championship. The play- ing of Captain Goodridge, Jensen, Cheever, and Moriarty was excep- tionally good. April 19 April 27 May 1 May 11 May 17 May 25 June 1 June 4 June 8 June 11 June 15 THE SUMMARY. At Orange, F. H. S. 6 Orange At Fitchburg, F. H. S. 12 Townsend At Fitchburg, F. H. s. 18 Gardner At Clinton, F. H. s. 5 Clinton At Fitchburg, F. H. s. 11 Leominster At Gardner, F. H. s. 13 Gardner At Hudson, F. H. s. 1 Hudson At Fitchburg, F. H. s. 11 Cushing At Feominster, F. H. s. 7 Leominster At Ashburnham, F. H. s. 7 Cushing A. At Fitchburg, F. H. s. 4 Clinton THE TEAM. Jensen, c. Cheever, p., r. f. Goodridge, Capt, 1 b. Gilmartin, 2 b. Howard, s. s. L’Esperance, 3 b. Saunders, 1. f. Ayer, c. f. Moriarty, r. f., p. Thompson, c. f. Cutting, 3b., c. f. 3 9 4 8 10 6 3 14 3 2 3 6.5 INTERCLASS MEET. T he Seniors easily won the Interclass track meet held at the driving- park May 20, in competition for the S. AI. Nathan cup. Great interest was shown by ail of the classes, a large number of contest- ants being presented by each. The summary: 100 yards dash— A ' on by Ferrell ' 12; second, Curtis ’12; third, K. Wyman ’13. Time, 114-5 seconds. 5 yards dash, 115 pound class— Won by O’Neil ’15; second. Converse ’13; third, Parkhurst ’15. Time, 9 seconds. 440 yards run— Won by Ferrell ’12; second, Curtis ’12; third, Colburn ’13. Time, 1 minute. 880 yards run— Won by Pinkham ’12; second, O’Neil ’15; third. Fields ’15. Time, 2 minutes 28 seconds. 220 yards low hurdles— Won by Curtis ’12; second, Ferrell ’12; third, K. Wyman ’13. Time, 31 seconds. 120 yards high hurdles— W on by Richmond ’14; second. Potter ’13; third. Fish ’14. Time, 21 4-5 seconds. 120 yards low hurdles, 113 pound class — Won by Converse ’13; second, Parkhurst ’15; third. Day ’15. Time, 19 2-5 seconds. 0 yards dash— Won by Ferrell ’12; second, Curtis ’12; third, K. Wyman ’13. Time, 27 seconds. Mile run— Won by Pinkham ’12; second, Andrews ’14; third. Porter ’15. Time, 5 minutes 20 3-5 seconds. Discus throw— Won by Adams ’13, distance 88 feet 10 inches; second, Marshall ’12, 83 feet 10 inches; third, Colburn ’13, 79 feet 10 inches. Shotput— W on by Colburn ’13, distance 34 feet 6 inches; second, Marshall ’12, 34 feet 1 inch; third, Curtis ’12, 34 feet. Plammer throw— Won by Twichell ’12, distance 111 feet 10 inches; second, Colburn ’13, distance 87 feet 7 inches; third, Gilmartin ’15, 63 feet. High jump — Won by Joel ’12, height 5 feet 1 1-2 inches; second. Potter ’13, height 4 feet 101-2 inches; third, Richmond ’14, Ligom ’14, Deane ’12 tied, height 4 feet 8 1-2 inches. 66 Pole vardt — Won by Joyce ’14, height 8 feet 5 inches; second, Potter ’L3 and Ligom ’14, tied, height 7 feet 7 inches. Pole vault, 115 pound class — Won by Kielty ’15, height 7 feet; second, D. Wyman ’15, height 6 feet 4 inches; third, Parkhurst ’15 and Converse ’13, tied, height 6 feet. Running broad jump — Won by Ligom ’15, distance 18 feet 1-2 inch; second, Mar- shall ’12, distance 17 feet 2 inches; third. Potter ’13, distance 17 feet 1 inch. Running broad jump, 115 pound class— Won by L’Esperance ’15, distance 17 feet 10 1-2 inches; second, Salmond ’12, distance 16 feet 6 inches; third, Thompson ’15, distance 16 feet 2 inches. Where there was a tie for the places the points were split. 67 THE TRACK TEAM WACHUSETT INTERSCHOLASTIC OUTDOOR MEET. T he annual Wachnsett League Interscholastic meet was held at the driving park June 1, under the auspices of Fitchburg. Fitch- hmrg put onto the field the best team the school has ever known in track athletics, and onr superiority to the other schools was shown by the number of points won. Coach William Forbes and Captain Seth Twichell deserve great praise for turning out such a fin e team. In addition to being an athletic success, the meet was a decided financial success, owing to the fine management of affairs by Man- ager Raymond Pinkham. The final score of the meet was Fitchbnro- 89, Clinton 38, and Leominster 30 points. Shot put — Won by Marshall, Fitchburg, 36 feet 8 inches; second, Curtis, Fitch- burg, 35 feet 4 1-2 inches ; third, Platt, Leominster, 34 feet 6 3-4 inches. 100 yard dash — Won by Ferrell, Fitch- burg; second. Madden, Clinton; third, Robinson, Clinton. Time, 10 3-5 sec- onds. Pole vault — Won by Joyce, Fitchburg, 9 feet 2 inches ; second, Everett, Clinton, 9 feet 1 inch; third. Potter, Fitchburg, 9 feet. 120 yards high hurdles, first heat — Won by Richmond, Fitchburg. Time 21 sec- onds. C. Martin, Clinton, finished first but disqualified for knocking over hur- dles. Second heat won by Devarney, Clinton, no time taken. Third heat won l)y Call, Clinton, no time taken. Final heat, won by Devarney, Clinton ; second, Richmond, Fitchburg. Time, 18 3-5 seconds. Call, Clinton, finished first, but disqualified for knocking over three hurdles. Discus throw — Won by Adams, Fitch- burg, 90 feet 2 1-2 inches; second, Sweeney, Leominster, 84 feet 4 inches ; third, Marshall, Fitchburg, 83 feet 2 inches. Running high jump — Won by Marshall, Fitchburg, 5 feet 2 inches; second, jeel, Fitchburg, and Call, Clinton, tied with 5 feet 1 inch. One mile run — Won by Heinritz, Clin- ton; second, Pinkham, Fitchburg; third. Andrews, Fitchburg. Time, 5 minutes 3 3-5 seconds. 220 yards low hurdles, first heat — Won by Curtis, Fitchburg, time, 30 seconds. Second heat — Won by Jobes, Leomin- ster, time, 30 seconds. Third heat — Won by Call, Clinton, time, lost. Final heat — Won by Curtis, Fitchburg; sec- ond, Call, Clinton; third, Jobes, Leo- minster. Time, lost. Running broad jump — Won by Ferrell, iMtchburg, 20 feet 1 inch ; second. Call, Clinton, 18 feet 5 1-2 inches; third, Irving, Fitchburg, 17 feet 9 1-2 inches. 69 220 yards dash — Won by Ferrell. Fitch- burg; second, Robinson, Clinton; third. Madden, Clinton. Time, 23 2-5 seconds. Hammer throw — M ' on by Twichell, ritchbiirg, 119 feet 3 1-2 inches; sec- ond, Platt, Leominster, 111 feet 2 in- ches ; third, Sweene} ' , Leominster, 87 feet 2 inches. ddo yards run — M ' on by i-leinritz, Clin- ton ; second, R. Martin, Clinton ; third. Dean, Fitchburg. Time. 2 minutes 17 1-5 seconds. 440 yards run — Won by Ferrell. Fitch- burg; second, Curtis, Fitchburg; third. Heinritz, Clinton. Time, 56 3-5 sec- onds. irj pound class — Pole vault — Won by Kielty, Fitchburg. 7 feet 9 inches; second, Whitne} Leo- minster, 7 feet 8 inches ; third. Cook. Leominster, 7 feet 2 inches. 75 yards dash — Won by Maston, Leomin- ster ; second, Mansir, Leominster; third, L’Esperance, Fitchburg. Time. 8 3-5 seconds. 120 yards low hurdles, first heat — Won by Converse, Fitchburg. Second heat — Won by Maston, Leominster. Third heat — M’on by Parkhurst, Fitchburg. Xo time taken in any heat. Final heat — Won by Maston, Leominster; sec- ond, Converse, Fitchburg; third, Park- hurst, Fitchburg. Time, 17 seconds. Running broad jump— Won by L’Esper- ance, Eitchburg, 19 feet 3 1-2 inches; second, Maston, Leominster, 18 feet 9 inches; third, Mansir, Leominster, 18 feet 4 1-2 inches. Half-mile relay race — M ' on by Fitch- burg (Converse. Parkhurst, Salmond and L Esperance) ; second. Leominster, (Xathanson, Crain, Mansir and Mat- son. Time, 1 minute 59 3-4 seconds. EVEXTS F.H.S. ICQ yards dash 5 75 yards dash. 115 lbs. 1 220 yards dash 5 140 yards run 8 888 yards run 1 One mile run 4 12 c yards high hurdles 3 120 yards low hurdles, 115 lbs. 4 220 yards low hurdles 5 Running high jump 7 Running broad jump 6 Running broad jump, 115 lbs. 5 Pole vault 6 Pole vault, 115 lbs. 5 Shot put 8 Discus throw 6 Hammer throw 5 Relay race, 115 lbs. 5 Totals 89 4 0 4 1 8 5 0 3 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 4 0 4 1 3 4 0 30 70 THE NEWMAN CLUB Nmman dlub |B SmmB Imtarft (Eniilnu 3nl)n iil 0 rttar Sarry (!Il|arlfs ICauir nrr Sami Paul Btur ut i nmn Alfrp S Bmuui Sam B PI|tltp S BUtnub Krnuarii SutuuB ®al|jl| iMurrill i arolb 3nBP|jl| ©’(Sounur J(ul|u (i ' OIouuor 3nl|u iFraurtB ®’S a iFraurtB 3mmtal| ®l|umaB 3uBr|jl| Saglur 3uBPgl| ®l|nmaB WalBli (Il]arUB S ntB BatUaut 2pta pl|i iflta Qottalb iMitrl}fll Allen Siaurente g ' attierann Agee 3 olfH (Cljeater SJallf IGerny 111111? 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Air. : McDermott, Mr. AInrray. Air. Walsh. Mr. Ayer, Air. Fraas, Mr. Twichell, Aliss Banyea, Air. Kuhn, Aliss Alalley, Air. Far well. Aliss AATstgate, Air. Taylor, Aliss Sweeney, Air. Tilton, Aliss Waldron, Air. Hig ' g’ins, Aliss Xestor, Air. Reardon, Aliss Champagne, Air. Brio-ham, Aliss Ward, Air. Greenl)ero-, Aliss Donovan, Air. Fine, Aliss AWalker, Air. AATlker, Aliss X el son. SCHOOL COUNCIL. 1912 Laurence Ayer Chester Bath Priscilla Covell Lottie Congram Roswell Curtis Bessie Banyea James Desmond Chester Irving Thomas Taylor 1913 Marie Champagne David Colburn Leroy Converse M. H. Cutler Astrid Gustafson Richard Lowe Harold O’Connor 1914 Milton Fish Albert Fogarty Edward Joyce Richard Holton Velmah Spencer John O’Connor 1915 John Foley Marjorie Harris Raymond Parkhurst Carl Swanson Helen Kendall Beryle Harrison 1911 Paul Kent 79 ORCHESTRA. Director. Viola Cofman. Violins. Harry Greenberg, Clarence Hawkins, Joseph Fine, Mr. Wilson. Viola Cofman, Piano. Elsie Hohberger, Cornet. George Potter. William Fraas, Mandolin. Benjamin Cofman. Irene Beer, Violoncello. Esther Otto. Drum. Geraldine Fitzgerald. Rodney Liversage. 80 SCHOOL NIGHT. S CHOOL night was observed on the evening of September 15. An excellent program was provided and a very enjoyable evening was had by all present. FRESHMAN RECEPTION. T he Faculty tendered their annual reception to the members of the Freshman Class and their parents on Friday evening, October 20 . The members of the class conducted their parents through the build- ing, giving them an opportunity to examine the numerous rooms, and meet the teachers. Refreshments were served at the lunch counter. SENIOR CLASS PARTY. T he Senior class conducted its first dancing party in Wallace hall, on Thanksgiving night, November 30. dhe hall was very prettily decorated with evergreen and streamers of the class colors. Nearly eighty couples enjoyed the dancing, the music for which was furnished by E. P. Coleman. The committee in charge of the affair was: Ray- mond Pinkham, chairman; Joseph Walsh, (jladys Westgate, Pris- cilla Covell, John Dacey, Bessie Banyea, and Robert Sands. [SENIOR RECEPTION.; T he reception of the Eaculty to the Seniors and their parents was held December 7. The parents were given an opportunity to confer with the teachers and inspect the building. After the entei- tainment, which consisted of a concert by the Nevin Quartet, a social hour was enjoyed, during which dancing took place. Refreshments were served by the Junior class. 82 LAMBDA SIGMA DANCE. T he first of the holiday parties was held December 26, when the Zeta Chapter of the Lambda Sigma Society conducted its annual reception and dance in Wallace hall. The hall was tastefully decora- ted with laurel wreaths and holly. Music was furnished by E. P. Cole- man. The active members of the fraternity composed the committee. NEWMAN CLUB DANCE. T he Newman club conducted its annual dancing party in Wallace hall December 28. The hall was prettily decorated with streamers in the club colors, purple and gold, while the season of the year was recognized by a banking of evergTeen on the gallery, and several wreaths. The features of the occasion were the several unique dances and specialties which were included in the dance program. E. P. Coleman furnished music in his usual efficient manner. The active members were in charge of the affair. ZETA PHI DANCE. rpHE Delta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Eraternity held its annual dance 1 in Wallace hall December 29. Banners, streamers, and ever- greens were used in the decorating scheme. These with the banks of palms on the stage made the hall very attractive. E. P. Coleman was at the piano. Donald Allen as chairman of the committee had charge of the party and made it a success. JUNIOR CLASS PARTY. T he Junior class conducted its annual dancing party on hiiday evening January 26. The hall was adorned with streamers of blue and gold, which are the class colors. Nearly sixty couples en- joyed dancing, music for which was fuinished by Iv 1 • Coleman. Members of the Eaculty were chaperons, d ' he committee m charge of the party was: Everett Howarth, chairman; Harriet Au.stin, Clyde Mathewson, Marie Champagne, John Higgins, Raliih Sawyer, and ( " Iharles Vaillant. 83 PRIZE SPEAKING CONTEST. T he annual Prize Speaking Contest was held in the school assem- bly hall, Friday evening, April 12, Avhen a very large audience listened to some very excellent readings. ] Iiss Clyde Mathewson ’13 and Mr. Seth Twichell ’12 received the prizes. SECOND SENIOR CLASS PARTY ' T he Seniors held their second class party in AAllace hall Friday evening, April 19, with an attendance of about one hundred couples. The hall was prettily decorated by the committee, consisting of Chairman John Dacey, Lottie Congram, Elsie Hohberger, Kathe- rine Walsh, Joseph Walsh, and Charles Dacey. E. 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SmiTh C. T. Woodbury Mary ComlEy Effie ESkola Roswell Curt is Carlton Upham Tom Hannah Leon CUPer Earwell Pliili]) Heath William FraaS Evaline Qoodridge Ruth Cunningham Ida As(juith IMNa Wellington Dorothy iMiller Paul Salmond 90 CAUSERIES. Pinkham, telling a story of the Ancient Mariner — ‘‘Two old women were shooting craps on the skeleton ship, and after one of them had rolled the bones she said, ‘Pve won. I’ve won !’ ” etc. “Say, Louse, can I have the next crawl with you?” (Heard at the Senior class party.) Miss Newton T3 suddenly stops her recitation in English and corrects a statement. Miss Brown — “Why did you change your mind?” Miss N “I saw the others raise their hands.” Mr. Woodbury tells Miss Moriarty (Civics) to come forward. Then noting the narrowness of the aisle says, “If you can get there. Sands in Physics— “Speed eciuals— speed is equal to— speed— Mr. McNamara— “Don’t talk so much about speed; or do you think you’re on the Gay White Way?” Cute little Freshman girl, to Ayer, who is scribbling notice of class meeting on board — “I’d like to know if that is the best you can write?” Miss Webber — “What is elocution?” Bright Pupil— “A new way of putting people to death.” Miss Cowles, to Beer, who has a boil (size 40) on his neck,— “You know the best place to have that — ” Oh, Irene! Miss Brown (dictating)— “which includes grace of expression—” Allen — “Grace who?” One commissioner got up late— and, well, slightly embarrassed the front row of Seniors. 91 Mr. Leighton (explaining) — ‘When a man is drunk he can’t hold an 3 thing on his stomach, he talks or rather belches forth continuall} ” (People learn from experience.) We advise all undergraduates to take Biology, for they can then bring all sorts of eats to schools and when caught with the goods can innocently sa} “It is for Biolog ” Miss Brown (in English)— “Now in explanation take for instance ‘class.’ You can’t get a definite idea of ‘class.’ ” You don’t know 1912, Miss B. Tilton, talking about proposition in Solid — “See that invisible line?” Sands explaining “wattled cotes” (sheepfolds) — “ ‘Wattled cotes’ mean henhouses.” Hannah cannot understand how Comus and the Lady (“Comus”) got along without a moon. The High School Comedy class: Freshman Latin Class, fifth hour. Room 26. Desmond calls up Miss Brown and asks for the lesson for the first hour recitation class. He is told that she does not know what time the consecration is tomorrow. Miss Brown asks Hannah what his vocabulary is. Hannah re- plies, “Slang.” Mr. Barber sees Stevenson ’13 combing the hair of the pupil in front of him and says, “Stevenson, this may be a barber shop but you’re not going to comb anybod ’s hair here.” Why is every one so tired and so stupid Monday Morning? 92 Miss Brown (English) — ‘‘Give some word that is always plural.” Allen — “Trousers.” Miss Brown (First Hour English) — “In what life is scientific description of especial use?” Bright Senior — “Human life?” Deneen (translating a love story in French) — “He pressed his suit.” Miss Cowles — “That’s so, you do press a suit.” A Canadian asks if there are any maiden ladies in New England (and he was here in the F. H. S.) Mr. Woodbury, to girls in Civics who are cold — “Whenever any of you are cold tell the teacher, for he may not be in the same place as you.” C. T. should remember that two objects cannot occupy the same place at once. Jimmy Mac — “When looking through a telescope the object is inverted. But it makes no difference when you’re looking at a star.” Brigham — “It depends on what kind of a star you’re looking at.” Meter has its rhythm. Meter has its tone; But the best way to meter Is to met’r alone. Little Willie from the mirror Ate the mercury all off, Thinking by his childish error He could cure the whooping cough. At the funeral Willie’s mother Sadly said to Mrs. Brown, “ ’Twas a chilly day for Willie When the mercury went down.” 93 He drew her to him closely, The color left her cheek — And stayed upon his overcoat For just about a week. KISSES. “What is a kiss?” “A kiss is a noun, both common and proper “Can you decline it?” “It is never declined.” Next — “What is a kiss?” “A kiss is nothing divided by two.” “Do you prefer long or short division “It depends on the divisor.” 94 When Brigham goes to Tech who will El — sie every night ? p. ' Tl I THE GOODRICH CLOTHING CO. ( Member of The Foster System of 27 stores ) We cater to the Clothing wants of the student, the professor, the athlete Morse Made “Clothes of Refinement’ Morse Made “Athletic Built Clothes” “Adler Rochester Clothes” “Society Brand Clothing” High Quality Low Price Courteous Treatment THE COODBICH CLOTHING CO. 149-191 Main Street (Associated with The Besse System of 20 Stores) »- ji When Hunter gets sarcastic is Eddie Cutting? ii. If Salmon (d) is fish, is Chickie fowl (Farwell) ? Clothes of Quality YOUNG MEN’S MODELS A SPECIALTY A C ( F. H. LANE CO. • • Johnsonia Building Normal rI|ool 3Pitrl|bur0. maaoarliua tta HE Fitchburg State Normal School opened in 1895 with four teachers and 46 pupils, in a rented building. For the year ending in June, 1912, there are 30 teachers, 297 normal students and 700 children, with buildings and equipment worth nearly half a million dollars. The entering class in September, 1911, was the largest ever admitted to a Massachusetts State Normal School. Besides the regular school work, during the past year a large number of lectures, concerts, entertainments, pageants, etc., have been open to the students, almost all without charge. The school offers two courses to young men— a course to fit for grammar masters and a practical arts course to fit teachers for manual training and various forms of industrial work. There are four courses open to young women, besides the one year’s course for teachers and the special music course. Teachers were never in greater demand or salaries better. The new departure in school work has created a need for men that at present cannot be met. For catalogues and circulars, address JOHN G. THOMPSON, A. M. Principal. Estabrook’s Pharmacy VACATION NEEDS SUPPLIED 196 MAIN STREET Fitchburg, Mass. Compliments of Miss May C. Roddy CORSET PARLORS ' ' Johnsonia’ ' “ Fitchburg Even though he teaches school, can Will B. Leight on Mondays? iii. If the Seniors had a parade, would they make Lloyd Marshall ? Compliments of CARL D. BATES PHARMACIST Corner Lunenburg and Summer Streets Lowell Textile School Scientific and practical training in all processes of textile manufacture includ- ing all commercial fibres. Complete courses in Cotton Manufacturing, Wool Manufacturing, Textile Designing, Chemistry and Dyeing, Textile Engineering. Degrees of B. T. E. (Bachelor of Textile Engineering) and B. T. D. (Bach- elor of Textile Dyeing) offered for completion of prescribed four-year courses. POSITIONS ATTAINED BY DAY GRADUATES, 1899-1911 Directors of textile schools . 2 Instructors, textile or indus- trial schools . . . .12 Mill vice-presidents . . 2 Mill treasurers ... 4 Mill agents .... 4 Mill superintendents . . 15 Mill assis’t superintendents . 9 Mill foremen of departments 14 Assistant to superintendents 2 Mill auditors and accountants 7 Second hands .... 9 Clerks 5 Textile designers . . .16 In commission houses . . 6 Wool houses .... 1 Salesmen 4 Managers 7 Chemists and dyers . . 35 Chemical salesmen ... 4 In United States employ . 4 In State employ ... 1 Electricians .... 2 Industrial engineers . . 5 Mill engineering . . .11 Trade journalists ... 3 In business, textile distrib- uting or incidental thereto 6 Other business . . .13 Third hands .... 1 Weavers 1 Students 2 Married women ... 3 Textile manufacturing, un- assigned . . . .12 Employment not known . 16 Not employed .... 7 Deceased .... . 3 248 Certified graduates of High Schools and Academies admitted without exam- ination. For Catalogue, address CHARLES H. EAMES, S. B., Principal, Lowell, Mass. E. M. READ CO. MISS E. M. CUNNINGHAM Manufacturers Ladies’ j of High-Grade Chocolates 370 MAIN STREET Hatter Fitchburg 279 MAIN STREET MAGNOLIA CHOCOLATES Fitchburg, Massachusetts Where love rules the world, is “ Gahdnah ” King? IV. If we all were broke at recess, would Mr, Bur — rage? A Complete JOSEPH H. WILLIAMS Music Store Teacher of PLAYER PIANOS Piano and Harmony TALKING MACHINES Graduate of New England MUSIC FOR 10 CENTS Conservatory of Music J. F. Chaffin Co. STUDIO, ROOM 17, Safety Fund Bank Block 157 Main Street Fitchburg, Mass. FITCHBURG, MASS. Get Acquainted with D. H. Coal NOT COLD AND DISTANT LIKE SOME OF YOUR ACQUAINTANCES- BUT RATHER WARM AND CHEERY. TRY IT THIS YEAR— YOU WILL LIKE IT, AND THE SERVICE THAT GOES WITH IT II UNION COAL CO. 119 Main Street 14 Rollstone Street 8 Depot Street J. J. CROWLEY W. H. STEVENSON Eyesight Pianos Specialist IVERS POND 217 Main Street Fitchburg, Mass. Room 14. Safety Fund Building Complicated Cases a Specialty When Guy is sick, is Regina Morr— ill? If you saw Lillian out walking- with a fellow would you say, “ There goes Lil And — er— son ?” SINCERITY you will be best dressed— and dressed best — CLOTHIERS IZ W. G. Payson Co. 121 MAIN STREET Fitchburg, Mass. FURNISHERS Chamberlain-Huntress Company The store where you get the most for your money. Every- thing newest and best in Women ' s and Misses ' Outer Appareling and Smartest Dress Accessories Chamberlain-Huntress Company 141-147 MAIN STREET, FITCHBURG, MASS. COMPLIMENTS OF Smith McDonough Haberdashers ctSP YEE JOE Laundry 6 Main Street Fitchburg, Mass. COMPLIMENTS OF TRADE WITH HAYES -IT PAYS! Dr. David Herlihy TWO DENTIST STORES : Rome Block, Main Street Depot Square, and West Fitchburg Because he talks plainly to you, is Ludwig Frank ? vi. If we gave him a spade, do you know what Charles T. Wood bury? 5 0 :: 0 = 00 = 00 = 00« 00 00 00 00 = 00 = 0(K= 00 00 = 0| Hot Weather Furnishings For Vacation Wear Follow the Boys and go to MORRILL BROS. rt 364 MAIN STREET The Up-town Haberdashers 0 =: 00 =: 00 cz 00 = 00 :i 00 =: 00 := 00 :=: 00 := 00 = 00 z 00 z: 00 =: 0 When you want Ice Cream made from genuine cream and fresh crushed fruits, try 128 MAIN ST. American House Block J. A. Hills Telephone 811 COMPLIMENTS OF Dr. E. M. Boynton SPECIALIST Babbitt Block 23934 Main Street Fitchburg, Mass. The Best Printini T he best printing, by the standards of today, does not depend for its effect on mutilation of the forms of the alphabet or upon excessive ornamentation. It is strong plain, well balanced, harmonious, giving more prominence to the substance of the story than to the manner of its telling. It requires the right workmanship, stock, type, machinery, time. It some- times costs more than the other kind- it is always worth more. It is the kind we like to do. SENTINEL PRINTING COMPANY If Mary Cushing is a suffragette, what can Miss Sils by? vii. If the ship was wrecked, where would f’lorence Cope — land? After this it shall always be Lyons, Davis Co. when I need Clothing KIDDER DAVIS Furniture, Carpets and Upholstering Magee Ranges 331-335 Main Street Fitchburg, Massachusetts W. H. Woodhead UP-TOWN Photographer Commercial Work stiles’ block a Specialty 355V2 MAIN STREET Fitchburg, Massachusetts Telephone 1390 RITTER Compliments of The Florist ALFRED G. GRUENER 70 MAIN STREET Hardware We give you prompt attention, courteous treatment and the best in CUT FLOWERS of all kinds 46 MAIN STREET «p Fitchburg Does the Heath in our class remind you of Scott— land? viii. heard Miss Cowles hum her favorite Ayer? Have you Fitchburg, Mass. PERCY H. SAFFORD 292 Main Street FITCHBURG, MASS. Wedding Gifts When You Begin to earn money, begin to save money ! The FITCHBURG CO-OPERATIVE BANK offers the best possible opportun- ity to the young man or woman just starting in life to lay up something, by monthly deposits of as little as one dollar. Fitchburg Co-operative Bank 129 Main Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts REMEMBER Joel’s Smoke Shop €3 62 Main Street FITCHBURG Fitchburg Public Market is the only place to buy MEATS AND GROCERIES 497 Main Street Because there are a couple of little shavers at his house, can you call Harry Barber? If Miss Fairbanks can jump a three-foot brook, how wide a stream can Maude Gif— ford? Compliments Primeau Pharmacy JOSEPH C. OUELLETTE Proprietor 425 MAIN STREET Fitchburg A. SNEGG Up-to-Date-Tailor WE GUARANTEE TO FIT YOU Cleaning, Dyeing and Repairing CUSTOM WORK OF ALL KINDS 2 Summer Street FITCHBURG Compliments of C. H. K enney Fitchburg Drug Co. EVERYTHING THAT IS IN AN UP-TO-DATE DRUG STORE HARRY M. BROOKS 166 Main Street Telephone 488 Dentists: DR. JAMES ROSS DR. U. C. RUSSELL DR. H. L. PARKER NEXT DOOR TO NICHOLS FROST ANNEX Compliments of M. Steinert Sons Co. MUSIC etc. Johnsonia Building HENRY A. HATCH FRANK E. HATCH Henry A. Hatch Son All kinds of INSURANCE Established 1889 229 MAIN STREET Fitchburg, Mass. Safety Fund Bank Building Telephone 894 In our four years at school what has Annie Dunn ? if Miss Brown was missing would Billy Hunt er WE FURNISH HOMES YOU FURNISH THE GIRLS We give S. H. Stamps with every cash purchase BEGIN RIGHT BY TRADING WITH Austin Furniture Company E. M. READ CO. Manufacturers of High-grade Chocolates and Ice Cream 370 MAIN STREET Fitchburg Magnolia Chocolates Compliments of KEITH Sign Painter ill WALLACE AVE. _ T TOYS But EVERYTHING TA| ii0C NO JN urugs BASSETT COMPANY, The Drug gists, 166 MAIN ST. Telephone Connection 1506-3 Hibbard Electric Co. CONTRACTING SUPPLIES MACHINERY ENGINEERING Phone 1000 20 Cushing Street FITCHBURG Because you can fool her, is Maude Greene xi. If Ferrell’s hair is red is that of Alice Brown? HOWARD -WESSON- COMPANY 4 Walnut Street Worcester, Mass. Artists Engravers RIGINAL Designs and Ideas for Advertising. Half-tone Engraving, Duotones, Three and Four Color Plates. Photographs of Machines, Views and Manufactured Products. Unsolicited testimonials from leading Publishers, Printers, Advertising Men and Manufacturers prove that the Designs and Engravings made by HOWARD- WESSON - COMPANY are original and attractive with right Printing Qualities and excellent Selling Values. May we interest you in new designs and engravings? Always at your service TELEPHONES 2670-2671 Where else besides the Reform Club does Esther Carroll? Because we have some wheats in school do we need a Miller (Dorothy) ? Compliments of FRANK P. ALLEN S. M. NATHAN CO. Pool and Billards Jewelers DEALER IN CIGARS. TOBACCO AND PIPES AGENT FOR EASTERN STEAMSHIP CO. Tufts College Accepted by the Carnegie Foundation. Frederick W. Hamilton, D. D., LL. D., President DEPARTMENTS The School of Liberal Arts Jackson College for Women The Engineering School The Graduate School The Crane Theological School The Medical School The Dental School The certificate of the Principal of the Fitchburg High School is accepted for admission FOR CATALOGUE ADDRESS phiHp M. Haydcii, SecFctary Tufts College, Mass. Antiques Colonial Furniture SHEFFIELD PLATE COPPER BRASS and PEWTER FITCHBURG ANTIQUE STORE 290 Main Street PAUL PETERS Dealer in Boots, Shoes and Rubbers Repairing promptly and neatly done Hand sewed work a specialty Shoes made to order 72 GREEN STREET Fitchburg E. C. STEVENS, Proprietor When the teachers pick their beaux, who will Bertha Sher— win ? xiii. If Sand (s) is heavy, is Ayer light? Louis Fabian Bachrach PHOTOGRAPHS 1 Chatham Street WORCESTER 625 Boylston Street BOSTON Photographers to the Class of 1912 When little pigs are roasted, is it Cunning—ham ? xiv. If Flynn is always tired, when does Gilch — rest? BELL TAILOR P. A. DeCOURCY, Prop. Ladies ' and Gents’ Tailor 58 MAIN STREET Compliments of G. W. ROYLEIGH Shoe Parlors 11 Dealers in EVERYBODY TO THE OLD Fruit Stand Corner Blossom and Main Streets WHERE YOU BUY BEST AND FINEST FRUITS ON THE MARKET, AT LOWEST PRICES Anastos Nicolaou Everything for Indoor and Outdoor Lo Kodaks and Supplies Edison Phonographs and Records Pocket Knives and Cameras Firearms and Ammunition Bicycles and Sundries Auto Supplies Athletic Supplies Waterman’s Ideal Fountain Pens Typewriters and Supplies Compliments o1 MAX F. GREENBERG Ladies’ Tailor SAFETY FUND BUILDING Fitchburg Compliments of ABNER COHEN When Eddie Goodridge cuts up, does his sister Evelina (t) into him ? XV. What is the name of the ship that sailed with Helen Stratt — on board ? H. M. DOWNS PRINTING COMPANY Writing - Designing - Engraving - Printing - Binding H. M. DOWNS, President W. L. WALKER. Treasurer Send for a copy of " PRINTING TIPS.” It’s Free 42 MAIN STREET Telephone 860 FITCHBURG — ' B. H. PERKINS NICHOLS FROST Eighteen Departments TO SELECT MERCHANDISE FROM THAT WILL MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF ALL Main Store and Annex WE GIVE S. H. GREEN TR.ADING STAMPS Nichols Frost MAIN STREET FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS In twenty years who knows where will Annie Kirby ? xvi. f s NEXT YEAR! f ”
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