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Sruct faurQ Ifistji rI;aol ®laB0 of 10ir olhp (ElaoB ISnnk 191 T PUBLISHIID BY THE CLASS OE 1917 EITCHBUPG HIGH’ SCHOOL lllllliillllllllllllllllillliillllilllililllllillllllllll iiiiiiif Iilllllllliillllllllillllllillil DEDICATION MR. JOHN T. HOWARTH Teacher in the Fitchburg High School, advisor of the Class of 1917, and friend of everybody, is par- ticularly admired and loved by this class, because he came here as a teacher when we entered as Freshmen, and has grown up with us, so to speak. He has a sense of humor, a sense of fair play, and is an all around good sport. That is why we chose him as a guide, and he has filled to overflowing our expecta- tions. We heartily thank you, Mr. Howarth, and as a meagre appreciation of our gratefulness, we dedicate to you our class book. MR. JOHN T. HOWARTH FOREWORD Life has endless troubles Yet joy can balance all, Variety’s the cheer of earth Herein we’ve felt the call. The drifting snow flake ever Is enjoyed through memories bright, When the summer months are fleeting With its splendor far from sight. It is similar through history. As each page is turned to rest . Though the time is swiftly speeding Fonder memories stand the test. Now ’17 is a famous class. Our school has waited long But surely it has been repaid Through fame, and love, and song. We give you, friends, what follows. With hope and earnest heart That we’ll not be forgotten As the time has come to part. 6 TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword 6 Editorial Staff 9 Acknowledgements 13 Passing Show of 1917 15 Class History 67 Chronology 69 Class Song 77 Socials 79 Our Class 85 Class Poem 92 Athletics 105 Organizations and Clubs 119 Jokes 143 Advertising 159 BOARD OF EDFrORS BOARD OF EDITORS Edward Ignatius McHugh, Editor -in-Chief Ernest Vincent Flynn, Business Manager Robert Pratt Hidden, Assistant Business Manager Rachel W. Austin Alice C. Ashline Florence Covell Edith A. Lish . John J. Ruddy Harold Malloy Bancroft Hall Hester Parks Mary Healy 0 ,c: ' 3JIWB «» H f ’w CLASS OF 1917 F. H. S. I I ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Outside of the board of editors there were several persons so inter- ested in the success of the Class Book that they willingly gave their time, material and advice to the committee, therefore, we wish to thank most gratefully the following: Mr. W. L. Walker of the Downs Printing Company, Ernest F. Tucker, Miss Bertha L. Sherwin, Vernon Vincellette, Eunice A. Bart- ling, Mildred Daisy, Miss Bessie Banyea, Mr. C. T. Woodbury, Miss Mabel Harrington, Wm. Brown, and last but not least Major Alonzo W. Lowe. IN GENERAL All those who were in any way instrumental in making this the best book ever. 13 □□I 1 pasHtng nf mr □□I I WALTER I ' UL DONLON His life was gentle; and the elements So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, “He was a man.” “Brick” has been oiir ruler for the past two years and proved to Ite a good one Besides being a star guard on the football team, he showed his class as Sir Lucius O’Trigger in the Class Play. He is always happy even among the girls and is a great kidder. Notorious for his popularity. AGNES EITZGIBBON -A perfect woman, nobly planned To warm, to comfort and command. Agnes has been the leading lady for two years and as ' ice- President certainly filled the bill. She is quiet and unassuming but is very popular. It’s rumored that Cupid has touched her heart and here’s wishing you success Agnes. Notorious for getting all A s. ANNA MILDRED DWYER But there’s nothing so sweet in life As love’s young dream. Anna has been one of our most popular girls and always managed to enjoy herself. She is a regular attend- ant at all our socials and keeps everyone happy with her wit and smile. She served as Secretary our Junior year and was so well liked that she was re-elected this year. Notorious for her good nature. JAMES MICHAEL McCARRON Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining And thought of convincing while they thought of dining. Mike is certainly there when it comes to using long words as he proved to us in Assembly Hall. Besides being Treasurer for two years he is President of the Boys’ Debating Club He manages to have a good time but sometimes to his sorrow. Notorious for his long words. 17 ALICE CHARLOTTE ASHLIXE Hriglit is her face witli smiles. And words of welcome and gladness. Alice has l)ecn one of our shining lights and has been keeping the boys going all the time. She displayed great ability as Lucy in the Class Play. She also helped to make the Class Book a success. Notorious for her height? ELSIE MARIE ASHLINE To all her smile extends. Even if Elsie did leave us in the Spring, we’ve found out something about her, and it is — she endeavors not to take up much room and not talk too much — but sad to relate she often does the latter. Then she is jolly, so we’ll forgive her We think Elsie would like to enter society but forbids. Notorious for her daily telephone calls from “Teddy.” BERTHA MATILDA ATWOOD Endurance is the crowing quality. And patience all the passion of great hearts. Bertha is numbered among our happiest members. She goes around with a very business-like aspect, but probably she is looking for a hubby She is not adverse to boys, but we w on’t discuss that here. She attempted to run our school bank, and succeeded very well. She likes to smile, yes, even at the teachers RACHEL WHITE AUSTIN The course of true love never did run smooth. One of the most popular girls in the class is Rachel. However, her popularity ceases when it gets to C. Tedious. Part of the Senior year she served as a very efficient president of the Girls’ Debating Club. She certainly did make an excellent Lydia — what do you think about it. Captain Absolute? Notorious for making eyes at everybody. 18 CARROLI. CAPEN BAILEY To be great, be wise: Content of spirit must from science flow, For ’tis a godlike attribute to know.” Carroll is one of our red tops, but of a slightly paler hue than some. He generally assumes a most knowing and most pompous air. VVe think probably he will be a professor, or inv entor. Looks are sometimes deceiving, though. He won his letter in track last year. Notorious for his innocent looks. HAZEL ORMOND BALLOU A good addition to any class. Hazel is a new comer. She is to be congratulated on her choice of a school and class as she is one of our friends from Shirley. We are sorry we did’nt meet you sooner. Hazel. She was also a member of the famous Washington Club. Notorious for her grin. GERTRUDE ELIZABETH BARNICLE Her thoughts in lofty rhythm soar. “Gert” has managed to just get by all through her course. She has never been known to permit studying to interfere with the movies. But she had to study some we know for Gert isn’t one bit clever in the art of bluffing. Notorious for her bashfulness? EUNICE ADELE BARTLING To be loved is all I need. And whom I love, I love indeed. Eunie is a pretty nice little girl. As to boys there doesn’t seem to be any one in particular, but several — you know! She is always ready for fun — the more adven- turous the better. She assisted us greatly in getting the Class Book material typewritten, for which we are very grateful. Notorious for her ability of playing the piano at our quiet (?) parties. 19 MARCIA BERXADIXE BEER Those bewitchin’ bewitchin’ eyes. Marcia certainly has fluttered the hearts of the boys with those eyes of hers. Although quiet she is a great addition to all social gatherings, humming all the time. She is headed for Xormal, and will undoubtedly make an ideal teacher, unless she averts this crime by changing her name. LEOX FRAXCIS BELLIVEAU A man who can bear the Decalogue, And feel no self-reproach. Leon looks studious and always is there with the goods even if he doesn’t grind. He has proven his worth as a bo.x artist, and also was captain of the Midget basket- ball team. Notorious for not being absent, tardy, or dismissed, during his whole four years. WILLIAM DEWEY BLAKE A little while I fain would linger yet. The above quotation is indeed very appropriate, for Bill as we hear, does hate to leave when he goes a-calling. He is an industrial student, and has proven to be a ver - efficient basketball player. X ' otorious for his fre quent visits at the X’ormal. GERTRUDE AXXE BLISS Pains of love be sweeter far. Than all the other pleasures are. “Gertie” is out for a good time but doesn’t let it inter- fere with her lessons. She looks quiet, but just cross her and look out for fireworks. She intends to boss the “man” later on so she says to her friends. Xotorious for her love of C. Tedious. 20 DOROTHY KENDALL BLOOD How lightly doth she soar in philosophic flights! “Dot’s” going to be a member of Congress some day — maybe President. How she can race — on any subject. She’s an optimist, which helps, because sometimes others don’t agree with her. One thing she has learned anyway — to keep both feet on the floor when she recites. Always happy, — W-e-e-l-l most always. DAVID SIDNEY BOROVVSKY When in hand, my tuneless horn I take Then do I more augument my foes’ despite. “Dave” is there when it comes to playing the cornet. He is also bugler in the military company. And when it comes to girls and dances, he fits like a “bowl of soup.” Where were you Dave the night of the Class Play? Notorious for messing up “Red” Day every day on the way home from school. HERBERT STEVEN BOWEN To look like a student is to be one. “Hub” certainly can argue — but not with Miss Smith. Kind of gets your goat, doesn’t it, “Hub”? We’re sorry “Dot” doesn’t return “it” but don’t lose hopes. “Herb” was in that famous Spanish debate, that nobody under- stood, not even the judges, but he helped win. Notorious for his debating. FLORENCE MILDRED BRAGDON Come dav, go day, God send Sunday. Florence is one of our energetic workers. As secretary of the debating club she proved most efficient. We always see her name in the papers in connection with church work. C. Tedious’ ideas of dancing and hers coincide remarkably. Gee! she would cut some figure dancing, wouldn’t she? Notorious for her size. 2 GARDNER WESTIXGHOUSE BROWN His limb are cut in manly mould for hardy sports in contest bold. “Brownie” is right there when it comes to athletics but not when it comes to girls. As captain of our basket ball team he could not be excelled. He is very much interested in wireless telegraphy and through this it may be he’ll meet “the one.” Notorious for his love of society????? RACHEL STORY BRUCE Least said the soonest mended. Ray is very quiet, very quiet indeed. But to be sure her quietness produces most marvelous results upon her marks. If you don’t believe it, just look at her report card. It sure would make your eyes stick right out of your head. Notorious for her trait of arriving at school just in time KATHLEEN FRANCES BUCKLEY She is a woman, therefore may be woo’d She is a woman, therefore may be won. Kathleen is one of our petite demosielles, but never- theless she is right there when it comes to noise. If Kathleen is about, you do not have to look far for Anna, Helen, and Marcia. She is a patron of the dances and socials, but it would not be wise to say by whom she is escorted. Notorious for her curly blonde top. EDITH LAVINA BURNETT It is better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. Edith is one of the quiet members of the feminine sex. She seems to have an aversion to fellows in school but we know it to be different when she is not in school. Notorious for her red, red cheeks. 22 MABEL ALICE CAHILL She’s modest as any and blitlie as she’s bonnie. Mabel is a model pupil except when she and Cutie get talking after bells in 27. Although she does not believe in studying Mabe manages to get along. VVe hear she is cpiite popular with the Tar Hill boys and others also. We don’t tell all we know ' . MABEL HELEN CONDON She studies too, and dances some But notwithstanding has much fun. Mabel enjoys a good time a nd frequents the movies and dances. Too bad there is going to be a tax on movies. She is one of our fashion plates and to observers she gives a good many points Mabel is tall and slender, but nevertheless she heljDS bear the burdens of our class. HELEN KATHRYN CONNELLY She smiled and the shadows departed, She shone and the snows were rain. “Cutie” is there with the smile and is an expert at threading the light fantastic toe. Not believing in grind- ing she keeps the classes alive much to the annoyance of her dear teachers She and Anna are always seen together but we won’t mention about the male part. WALTER JOHN CONNOR .And looks the whole world in the face For he owes not any man. “Walt” is one of “Opie’s” finished products. A great wwker at Jennison’s and he has kept it up at school. Heseems quiet and harmless but-ZOWIE! outside of school — mums the word. Notorious for his classy apparel 23 FLORENCE SOPHIA COVELL I (Miv ' y no man that knows more than myself, but p ' ty them that know less. If you really want to know something — well go to Florence. She has been very active in the different work of school, having served on the school council, Red and Gray board, and Class Book committee, also two enlist- ments in Miss Hill’s corridor walking regiment. PEARL AGNES COX Speak low, if you speak love. Pearl is one of our pretty blondes. She has never been known to do anything wrong — oh, no. Pearl isn’t that kind. She served as chairman on the Program Committee of the Girls’ Debating Club and cer tainly performed that duty very faithfully. Notorious for her said light hair. ESTHER HARRIET CROSS Woman is at best a contradiction still Esther has a smile for everybody but few words. During the few years that she has been with us she has been a most agreeable class mate. There is no doubt but what she will succeed in life but we dare not say in what direction. Good luck to you, Esther. MIRANDA MARGARET DACEY As welcome as flowers in May. Miranda makes up for lack of size with her gaiety and is very popular especially among the boys. Hailing from West Fitchburg she is always busy livening things up. Sometimes she is seen talking with J — - but we for- give her for this as she is perfect in every other way 24 MILDRED KATHRYN DAISY The mildest manners, and the gentlest head. Mildred is one of our shrimps and is a great enthusiast of the Outdoor Club. She can pull good marks with ease and sometimes mingles with the stronger sex. She in- tends to be a cartoonist for a suffrage paper. Notorious for her artistic ability. JOHN WILLIAM DAVIS I am Sir Oracle, and when I ope my mouth let no dog bark. Bill is president of our Athletic Association. The Y. M. C. A. found him such an athlete they enlisted him as assistant physical director but alas! we fear all this has turned Bill’s head. Notorious for his recess talks with “Cal.” (Don’t blush.) GEORGE EVERETT DENEEN His madness was not of the head, but heart. Everett seems to have been smitten pretty badly as recess in 28 daily proves. He is a plague to all the teachers and sometimes musters up courage to look at the opposite sex with a smile. Between mixing up things at school and sodas up West he is kept pretty busy. ARTHUR ALPHONSE DENOMME Pass him not who seems a saint If Arthur would only do something out of the ordinary! He’s a firm believer in “self control is the corner stone of Democracy,” and always conducts himself in a quiet manner. We doubt if he does anything but study. 25 CARL APPLETCN DONOVAN Spellbound the populace as on Mercury ' s wings 1 speed. “Pasty” is the personification of languidness but per- haps this is necessary for he is employed as a messenger boy. One of our most stunning awakenings however was dealt out when Pasty made good on our relay team last year. Outside of running he starred in Prof. Howarth’s biology class. He does not trouble about the girls and plans to join the O. B. club. MARGUERITE ROSE DONOVAN Earth’s noblest thing a woman perfected. Marguerite is one of our hustlers. Although small she is always busy at something as she considers idleness a sin. Her cheerful smile dispels the gloom that hovers o’er our rooms. She is seen at socials and claims her escort is her brother but — we’re from Missouri. MARGARET MARY DOOLING Her air, her manners, all who saw admired. Courteous though coy, and gentle though retired. Margaret is one of our happy members and doesn’t let anything worry her. Not believing in grinding her marks are always high. Its rumored she has been affilicted with a disease of the heart and we’re waiting develop- ments. She has a pleasing smile that reminds one of room 37. ELLEN ROBINSON DOW I am no orator, as Brutus was, I only speak right on.” Ellen and this quotation go well together. She has been thrown more or less into the lime light by the fre- quent summons to report at the office to M. H. C. or return to the library a book, per order of B. L. S. Ellen and Evelyn are so companionable that they seem bound together by chains. 26 IDA EDITH DUBINSKY Hercules in his prime paled at the sight of her. Ida, unlike the majority of us, is generally seen, in- stead of heard. The majority might do well to follow her splendid example of (piietness. We hear that she served as an excellent substitute in the typewriting department this year. It would be impossible to make any statement as to Ida’s whereabouts outside of school hours, for then she is seldom seen. MAY JOSEPHINE DUNN I chatter, chatter, as I go. Here is one of our lunch counter treasurers. Yes, it is she who does all the talking, selling of checks, counting of money and wiping of dishes. Perhaps it is the good air of West Eitchburg that makes her so accommodating. MAUD DURKIN Were eyes not made to flirt with? Maud is one of our lively members and seems to de- light in a code of eye flirtation. She has had several regulars but as we are not weather prophets no prediction is made as to who will be her ne.xt. Reports from 27 (unofiicial)say that Harold is thinking of proposing, an idea to Miss Fuller. Altho Maud hails from West it isn’t her fault. Well, here’s luck, Maud. Noted for her baby stare. ALICE EVANGELINE EARLS Her modest looks the cottage might adorn. Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn. Alice has been one of our busybodies, always happy, and trying to make everybody else happy. She certainly showed us she had some dramatic ability at the Junior Reception to the Class of 1916. If you’re looking for a sunny disposition, “GET IT AT EARLS.’’ We expect to see her at college next year and she surely will add to the fame of the F. H. S. 27 EDITH IX(;ERB0G EEX ' ERMAX Say that she frowns; I’ll say she looks as clear As morning roses washed with dew. Edith’s cheeks are the envy of all the females in the school. Some are suspicious of them — but they needn’t be, for we know better. We wager that she never had to write out that awful sentence for communicating while passing — because she rarely does talk anyway. Just the same, one doesn’t need to tell all one knows, to be wise. ALFRED LESTER FELCH What I have been taught I have forgotten; what I know I have guessed. Tink is Jiggadier Brindle of the Royal Order of Knaves. He is strong for the ladies — especially Helen of Concord. Transportation fees must be the limit! They say he can be serious, but you can’t make his teachers believe it. Xotorious for his stock of pencils, brilliant remarks, and as patron of room 24 in the afternoons. EDITH FILAXSKY A fairy thing with red, round cheeks. Edith is one of our little ones who spends her time pretending to study and bluffing the teachers. We always thought Edith was quiet and unassuming until we saw her pictures — but — O, those eyes!! One of Wool- worth’s valuable help. ISRAEL FIXE Hold the Fort! I am coming! Issy certainly can throw the bull as he demonstrated to us one morning in Assembly Hall. He has taken a decided liking to the fair sex of late, but this is only natural so we won’t condemn him for this. He is right there in Opie’s lessons and we expect great things from him. 28 AUSTIN FISH Tlie ocean I would love to wade in, But bubbling brooks I should have stayed in. “Coach” is a genuine farmer and tries to explain how everything works from a jumping-jack to a Ford, During football he introduced a new system but owing to his Shirley address it was overlooked. He certainly heli)ed out the coach! (?). Austin says that the great white way comes nigh being a little better than Shirley Centre. Better think it over “Coach.” Notorious for his football system. PERCIVAL FITZGERALD Come, pay me homage! .• t least, respect my name. “Percy” is some boy, so P 1 thinks. He’s a draftsman, Chamber of Commerce checker, chief buller of the C. I. C. and has several other accomplishments. He plays basketball, the violin, and kelly (?). He is high up on the Y. M. C. A. roster, and it is expected his John Hancock will appear in “Who’s Who” soon. GERTRUDE RUTH FLANAGAN Upon wdiat meal doth this our Caesar feed That she is grown so great. Gert is one of our most popular members. Does not believe in worrying for fear of losing some avoirdu pois. Distinguished herself in the T. A. S. Show. Gert is kept busy plucking out Cupid’s darts. Notorious for her voice and her laugh. MARY LOUISE FLEMING A maiden, bold of spirit, not bold and shy. Welcome — even if you do hail from West Fitchburg! Mary is always on the alert and is very jolly. By the by — this seems to bring her attention from “Dave,” Haven’t you noticed it? How ’bout it, Mary? True? True. Notorious for her quarrels with Elinor 29 ERNEST VINCENT ELYNN The rule of my life is to make business my pleasure and pleasure my business. Yes, this is our “Victrola” and “Little one’’ but ex- cept for his continual talking he does splendid work as is shown by the business part of this book and his acting as David in the “Rivals.’’ Ernest belongs to the famous Boys’ Debating Club and showed his fluent use of the Spanish language in one of the recent debates. Notorious for being a big tease!! ORRIN JOHN EOSS When our country’s cause provokes to arms How martial music every bosom warms. Orrin heard our country’s call and answered it — so the Class of ’17 may look with pride upon him. While in our mid.st he was always ready to “cut up’’ and as for lessons — they didn’t bother him in the least. Whenever you couldn’t find he and Moriarty at the movies you could surely find him with D-r-s S-nds. RUTH HANxNAH FOSS So brimful of this merry, vigorous life. “While there’s life there’s hope’’ — so we don’t despair for Rufus, old girl. She looks very innocent but ask them as knows her! She writes poetry — spasmodically — about the just and the unjust. She has been mighty loyal to her class and has never been known to run anybody down. (You know what we mean!) RUTH MABEL GERST Silence when nothing need be said is the eloquence of discretion. “A horse, a horse, my queendom for a horse.’’ This is what Ruth says. She seldom has much to say but when she does speak let man take heed. If it wasn’t for Helen Joy the boys might have a show. How about it, Ruth? Notorious for the ribbon. 30 IRENE PHELPS (GOODWIN A mighty hunter and her prey was man. Irene is very fond of the masculine sex or rather it appears that she is. We think that she is in love with quite a few different fellows. She distinguished herself as Julia in the Class Play. She is always smiling or chatter- ing but this doesn’t seem to hurt her. Notorious for her prize speaking ability. BEATRICE MADELINE CiORMAN O, this learning! What a thing it is! “Bee” is a jolly good sport and a lov er of good times. She thinks looks are all right in their place but there are other things so much more interesting — for instance movies and — ? We dare not mention it even in a stage whisper, but if you keep your eyes open and watch out you may find out. ETHEL GREENBERCx .A modest maid am I. Ethel is at school one week snd operates the switch board at Goodnow Pearson’s the next. She has proven herself capable of getting good marks with very little studying, so she says. Does she like the boys? We’ll have to let you guess. BEATRICE WILHEMINA GREENE Some are born great; some achieve greatness; and some have greatness thrust upon them. If you really want to know about anything, ask Beety, for she makes it her business to find out every- thing. And heaven help those who refuse to buy tickets of her! She has been told that she is going to be a Sarah Bernhardt H. Anyway, she carried off the honors in Prize Speaking this year. 31 (iE()R(;E BANCROFT HALL Everything by starts and notliing long. Banny is some cometlian, take it from us what knows He is also a real actor. Haven’t you seen his spats? That’s a sure sign, you know. “Nibbons” is First Ser- geant in the company and he sure can reel off orders. Banny’s love affairs — ssh — ssh. Notorious as 191 7’s Charlie Chaplin. ACNE JOSEPHINE HANNULA My smile moves mountains. Aune has been very quiet during the years at this old joint of ours. She is very obliging and always serves us faithfully when we do any research work at the library. She went with Mary Cushing to Washington and had a big time. Must have been big with Mary Cushing around. KATHRYN FRANCES HASSETT It was down in Cupid’s garden For pleasure I did go. This seems to be Kathryn’s motto for she does not believe in studying hard. She is fond of socials and is always on hand for a good time. Kathryn has not had any serious love affairs as yet. Notorious for her stylish (?) manner of hair dressing. FRANCIS STANLEY HASSETT His bark is worse than his bite. Stan claims he does the least amount of worrying of anybody in school. He is a star Tech student and prom- ises to do great things. We cannot condemn Stan for too much flirting but then — Notorious for his studious aspect. 32 ARTHUR HAULER Education makes the man. “Dutch” seems to believe in the above quotation as his marks imply. He is rather quiet but seems to like G. L.’s company quite a lot. He did good work in the Relay last year. He lives most of the time at the Y. M. Notorious for his nerve. MARY VERONICA HEALY The light that shone in her heavenly eyes Bespoke a divinely good nature. Mary is one of our cheerful members and is certainly there when it comes to pulling good marks. She is a regular attendant at our socials and it looks like a fellow’s in the case. What about it, Mary? Notorious for her good marks. PAUL HEBERT Man was not made to question, but adore. When it comes to being a lion of society and a lady killer, well, you’ve got to hand “Paulie”the cookies, that’s all. He is also a shark of the 5th hour French Class and as for wearing a derby hat, the police put the can on it. ONNI WILLIAM HEISSON Stately and tall he moves in the hall A chief of a thousand for grace. Bill is one of our tall members yet in spite of this is a fine fellow. He looks rather quiet, but don’t judge a book by the cover, as there are certain stories floating about. He is a good baseball player and we expect to see him in the Majors yet. 33 AAROX OXFORD HERXDOX But sure the eye of time beholds no name So blest as thine in all the rolls of fame. Aaron is the best football player the school ever pro- duced, and played regularly every season up to his Senior year when illness forced him to give it up. He has also starred as a basketball player for two years. He is one of the most popular members of our class and we wish him the best of success. He also has answered his coun- try’s call by joining Co. L. of Boston. Notorious for his popularity. ROBERT PRATT HIDDEN Who does not love wine, women and song. Remains a fool his whole life long. Bob is extremely musical; he plays the piano — and second violin. He also plays chauffeur when nee ded. He has shown himself true blue on the Class Book; and in the play — but verging upon the pinkish hue in the scene with Lucy. Notorious for his military bearing IDA MARIA HIETALA A happy soul that all the way. To heaven hath a summer day. Ida has always behaved well and has only one fault. That is she always knows her lessons, but even then this is pardonable. She has taken care of the money in our School Bank, and has proved to be a good banker. Noth- ing ever bothers her, consequently she spends most of her time enjoying herself at her own expense. ALICE HELEN HIGGINS Grace was in all her steps Heaven in her eyes. A1 is another of our popular girls. She is rather quiet in school but we know she is always ready for a good time. We hear A1 has a pull with some of the teachers. How about it? She spends her afternoons at the Fitchburg Drug Store eating chocolates. Notorious for her good marks. 3-t MAY MARGARET HILL My blushes are not forced. May is our blushing beauty. Just speak to her and how the red appears-and tisn’t paint either. She is a great wit and keeps the second hour Latin class alive with her brilliant remarks. She doesn’t seem to be especially attached to any male member as yet but don’t get dis- couraged, May. SIAM I ELIZABETH HUKKA O manners gentle, of affection mild. Siami is a part time commercial pupil, drawing cus- tomers for Harley. Really she makes a model saleslady. Politeness is a valuable asset and this is well displayed by Siami. ELEANOR HILJA JALKANEN Brevity is the sweetest virtue going. Eleanor, like some others, can endure H. S. but every other week. But for the life of us we can’t tell which week she is in school and which week she is not. Either she fears harm from any association with us or else we fear it from hers. Notorious for her tiny voice. EINO PETER JAMNBACK Best things come in small packages. Eino is small in size but large in brains. He is a messenger boy and slips between the people’s legs when on duty. As for good marks we won’t mention them but saying he is a Latin shark ought to be as good reference as he could get. 35 ELLEN MARY JOHNSON See Ellen, See Mary. Ellen and Mary are always together. Ellen is some bright star in all her lessons although she does do some cutting up. Ellen says she and Mary are going to settle down together but we doubt it. Notorious for her happy disposition. MILTON HAROLD JOHNSTONE There is mischief in this man. Mil looks quiet but — ask the teachers. He manages his lessons with ease in spite of the good times he has. Of late he has taken up automobiles and motors to every baseball game out of town and the way he burned up the roads would put De Palma to shame. Notorious for his driving. HELEN DOROTHY JOY Her mind was a precious jewel rare, Its truth and beauty vieing there. Helen is just what her name implies, very “Joyous.” She is rather quiet in school, but pays up for it when she gets outside. She works for Attorney Kelliher one week, and is with us the next. Ve surely miss her when she is away. She is seen occasionally driving a pony with R. Gerst, but still this does not say she is a child. EILEEN ELIZABETH KEATING As modest as the violet that droops its head Eileen is another one of our very quiet members. She does not over tax her brain in pursuing her studies but still she succeeds in doing very well. She and K. H. are always together and have had some love affairs. Notorious for her height (?). 36 JOHN LEO KEATING Worry ne’er did man good. John is out for a good time at all gatherings and in all places. He was a star member of the football team and pulled off some fine plays. He and “Twin” have taken a decided liking to C of late and reports have it they have been most successful. ELSIE KEAVENV I know a young lady that loves talking .so incessantly she won’t even give an echo a chance. Elsie has Mr. Howe crazy because she insists on talking when she shouldn’t. We expect to see Elsie as a model in a Fashion Show, as she has the “grand air.” She is that one of the four twins who has the naturally curly hair and the very dainty pink cheeks. JAMES KIELTY And don’t confound the language of the nation With long tailed words in osity and ation. “Tris” is our celebrated southpaw. There is not a baseball average he doesn’t know and is personally ac- quainted with Speaker. He can hustle when he wants to and is a shark in Spanish. Notorious for his pull with the Major. CECILE ORINA LABARGE A small spirit, but a merry one. Cecile is very demure at first sight but late proves herself far removed from it. Chamberlain Huntress store would be wiped off the map but for the trade drawn by our Cecile. Notorious for her queer excla mation when laughing. 37 IIILMA MARIA LAHTI The world belongs to the energetic. Ililnia fits C. Tedious’ definition of a student per- fectly. She is v ery quiet and unassuming and does not create any sensation in school except when called upon to recite. Notorious for her brain AUGUSTUS LINDSLEY LANE little mischief now and then Is relished by the best of men. Lindsy never can be found still a minute. When he’s not running around the building he’s running around the country in his car. He is some movie expert and was operator when the censured pictures were shown in A. H, Notorious for his running about. EVELYN LEONARD She passed me as one heaven bound Me thot I dreampt a dream. Evelyn certainly is classy. Another reason why our class is classy. She hands out bitter sweets at the Boston Confectionary and delights in wearing tortoise shell goggles. Outside of these handicaps, if they be such, she attracts the opposite sex. She was famous as George Wright’s star pupil several years back. Notorious for her eyes. DOROTHY JEANNETTE LILLY Happy am I, from care I’m free. Why aren’t they all contented like me. “Dot” has made herself conspicious as class stenog- rapher. Although noisy she is very sociable, attending most of the dances and making every one happy. She is very popular among the boys and has a very pleasing smile. We wonder what the class would do without her. 38 EDITH AUGUSTA LISH Since my Orienza’s deatli I liave not seen A beatuy so deserving to be cjueen. No chance, boys. Edith ranks among our most pop- ular girls and is a favorite even with the teachers. She served as President of the Girls’ Debating Club this year and also on the Class Book Committee. Her recess time is kept pretty busy between Eunice or Pop. Notorious for her pof)ularity. THELMA ACHSAB LOVELL Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Though Thelma is inclined to be quiet she can talk better than the average when she wishes. She arrived at our famous institution about the middle of the junior year. Studying is one of Thelma’s favorite daily deeds but then she finds time to walk when the weather is good. She is rather shy on the male portion from what we hear. Noted for her soft voice. ALICE PAULINE LUNDBERG Wise to resolve and patient to perform. Alice is a maiden fair. She loves a good time but it seems that our boys don’t suit my lady as we hear there is a bonnie Scotch laddie Jim in the case. How about it, Alice? Notorious for her willingness to lend a helping hand anytime. MARIAN CHRISTINE MADIGAN She is a wise girlie who speaks little. Marian surely believes in the above as she never speaks unless absolutely necessary. She is some short- hand star. Although Marian hails from up West she does not believe in the sterner sex. Notorious for her efforts to become a model stenog- rapher. 39 DOROTHY EVELYN MAGGS Often the smallest packages are the most precious. Dot works at the lunch counter and she surely makes quite a nice little waitress. She is small of stature, with a bright happy disposition. She hails from the west, too, but she can’t help that. Notorious for her size. HELM I JOSEPHINE MALIN Quiet she was. forsooth, not vain, If friends be credit, she has much gain. Helmi is quietness personified. If everyone was as quiet as she, what would this dear old F. H. S. amount to? She spends one week with the Good now- Pearson Co., and one week in school. She devotes most of her time to studying and consequently always knows her lessons. She is rather musically inclined and plays two or three instru- ments. HAROLD GEORGE MALLOY Good for anything from pitch and toss to a manslaughter. Harold has been the real live wire among the fellows. Always thinking up something new his originality has greatly helped the Class Book, He was the originator of the bowling, baseball and football teams our Junior year. He did good work in the Relay last year. Notorious for his brains. DOROTHY MARIAN MARSHALL A little maid but wondrous wise. Dorothy is very systematic and tries to go through her daily routine without interruption. She always arrives at school early with a happy good morning for all. Notorious for her exactness. 40 LETA LOUISA MARSHALL A little, lovely girl, most dear and taking. Leta came to H. S. in our Junior year. Yes, she is Dorothy’s cousin, or rather, Dorothy is her cousin. Every- body what knows her, knows her to like her. Leta will make a fine little stenographer for someone. She was the lucky winner of the third prize offered for an essay on “Choral Works.’’ Notorious for being the Class Baby. FREDERICK MERLE MATTHEWS I love the teachers but you know My fun must have a little show. Matt is one grand cut up and well the teachers know this. He surprised ev eryone by getting down to business in last years’ relay, but he is not as bad as he’s painted. He has the blot on his reputation of being bested by a Ford, but the motorcycle was worse. Notorious for his cutting up. AGATHA SARAH McCARTHY See how she laughs and crows and starts. Heaven bless the merry child. Agatha is just a little girl — but everybody knows her by her grin. She is quite studious, but condescended to give up some of her precious time (which she spends driving a perambulator and studying) in order to be in one of the minstrel shows in the early part of the year. Notorious for being Charles’ sister. CHARLES WILLIAM McCARTHY He was the mildest mannered man That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat. “Charley” is always around with a smile and a cheer- ful greeting. He likes to appear studious so he is some- times caught carrying around a book. We envy him the fine opportunity he has of meeting the “beauties”. Charles is also some singer and hopes to rival McCormack. Notorious for his grin. 41 1 PAUL McELROV The ?oiil of wit doth laud a man E’en tho a mite is he. “Pat” sure is a mite but is one of the jolliest from from V. F. For two years he had Opie’s goat, then changed his course. Xow he is steering straight for “somewhere in an office.” Rumor has it that “Pat” is looking favorably upon a freshman queen. Here’s luck, “Pat.” EDWARD IGNATIUS McHUGH He was a man. take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again. “Twin” has been one of our leading lights during our four years of toil. He has certainly done his best to put the Class of 1917, on the map. As manager of the Base- ball team, he proved a valuable asset, and certainly did good work. He worked hard as Editor in Chief of the Class Book, and his efforts have not been in vain. We expect to see him at Holy Cross next year and he surely will keep up his good work. JAMES PATRICK McHUGH This aspect of mine, The best regarded virgins of our clime have loved. James is the other half of the McHugh family As Faulkland in the Class Play, he displayed great ability. He also was our popular football manager Junior and Senior years. Sometimes he grows restless but we’ll keep that quiet “Mac.” Rumor has it that he occasionally speaks to the fair se.x. Notorious for his curls. HAROLD JOSEPH McINERNEY. Oft with anxious care .Adjusted twice his tie and hair. Harold is one of our stylish young gentlemen, dis- playing the latest styles from Boston as soon as they come out. It is reported that he is in love but with whom we do not know (?). Notorious for his styles. 42 FLORENCE McKAY Vc tliink thou art more honest now than wise. Floss is some speedy girl at least she thinks so. She spends most of her time bluffing and talking about her “affairs d ' mour. " She is a newcomer this year from the city of Westminster, but since her arrival she has lived down that dark blot. Notorious for her fondness for Juniors and her classy (?) style. MARY ELIZABETH McLAUGHIJN Blue were her eyes as the fairy flax, Her cheeks like the dawn of day. “Mac” has been one of our quiet dames, always minding her own business, but we’ll forgive her for this. She always knows her lessons, which is a regretable fact indeed. She is very efficient when it comes to tickling the ivories, and has displayed her ability at recent minstrel shows. Notorious for her flaxen locks. LORETTA RETA McNAMARA I have no men to govern in this school That is my only woe. This is what Loretta thinks although she doesn’t admit it — but we know. She spends much of her time at the lunch counter, counting the pennies and eating. Loretta is some classy dancer, and is kept busy (?) avoid- ing the stronger sex. THEODORE EAMES MERRIAM Occupation is the scythe of time. “Ted’’ showed us he was there when it came to the class play and when it comes to getting A’s, “why that’s the easiest thing I do,’’ says “Ted.’’ He is so busy during the day that he doesn’t even have time to stop a minute to say “Hello.’’ Of late we note he has been wielding the fiddle in the orchestra. 43 HELEN LOUISE MOECKEL Xor bold, nor shy, nor short, nor tall. But a new mingling of them all. Helen believes in making herself seen and not heard (?). But, Heavings! that orange sweater is pretty loud! She can giggle at times but few people know about it. Re- member how peeved Miss Chandler used to get? Notorious for her sea-faring gait. PETER MONTVILLE I am monarch of all I survey My right there is none to dispute. Babe is sure there when it comes to athletics. Be- sides being star football and baseball player he is also a great sprinter and a member of the Midget basketball team. Although quiet and peaceful looking he is a lion among the ladies. Notorious for his all round athletic ability. GEORGE FRANCIS MORIARTV Barring that natural expression of villiany which we all have the man looked honest enough. Duke is always rushing around looking for a scrap and this pugilistic tendency has often got C. Tedious’ goat. Although never grinding he manages his lessons O. K. Duke we hear is heading to be a detective and then look out! Notorious for the expression, “Ah, the plot thickens.” MILDRED EUNICE MORSE Strew gladness in the path of men You will not pass this way again. Mil seems to like the male sex by her actions but who could blame her when its the Senior boys who are in the case? She always keeps things humming in the class rooms and is a great chatterer. Mildred, how about that engagement? Notorious for her windshields. 44 HAROLD JOHN MUIR Of all the plagues, with which the world is curst, Of every ill, a woman is the worst. Punk is one of our unassuming guys. He made his letter on the Football squad, and certainly showed his mettle. He hails from West Fitchburg, but even then he’s a good addition to any crowd. He always wears a broad grin on his face which recalls the good qualities within. ELINOR ITA MULVEY So buxom, blithe, and full of face. Elinor is so fat and jolly, we think without a question, she has not caused the High School much expense by wearing out books with too much study. Don’t you remember how rough the going was in 34 during our Freshman year? Notorious for her swinging gait. JOSEPH PATRICK MURLEY Shall I go on, or have I said enough Pat when he gets going, puts any Victrola to shame, but Bill has high hopes of developing a first class machinist out of him. He is a musician of note among the natives of West. Notorious for his studious aspect caused by the wind- shields he wears. AARON NADLER A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays and confident tomorrows. We prophesy that Aaron is going to be a lawyer of far famed persuasive powers. He labors under the de- lusion that he could bluff his way to Heaven! Don’t slip, sonny! He has an important and fatherly air. Notorious for his sweeping eye lashes, and his marcel wave. 45 C LEM EXTL E X E I I.OX Life fiath no dim and lowly spot That doth not in her laushter share. C ' lem is one of our most jolly members. She is fond of socials and always present at the good times. We hear she is a regular patron of the Lyric and Shea’s. It is reported that she “fits in’’ with all the teachers. Xotorious for her giggle. HILDA XELSOX As meek as is a maid. Hilda is another of our Westminsterites. She spends only every other week at H. S. The week that she is not in school she spends at the Goodnow Foundry, where she helps to keep the accounts straight. Notorious for her seclusiveness. EDWARD BALMFORTH XICHOLS Magnificent spectacle of human happiness. Ed seems quiet, but ask C. Tedious. He doesn’t worry over his lessons, which is an excellent virtue in a boy. He claims he has something to spring on the world in the mechanical line so we’re waiting, Ed. Xotorious for his assumed quietness. LILLY ELIZABETH XIKULA .A. modest, meek, and melancholy maid. Who, ’most the time, looks sorrowful and staid. Lilly has certainly studied hard during her four years of school life at H. S. Her acquaintance with books and their authors has not, however, eliminated one par- ticle of shyness. We hope that when she goes out into the world she will lose this quality. The male members of the class have not been much concerned about her as yet, but — 46 p:d vard albert nilsox O, lead me to to the woods and rippling streams, That I may see the warm sun ' s silv’ry beams. Eddie is the acknowledged star of Opie’s famous course. He certainly is a lover of nature, it being nothing to see Eddie strolling to the woods, gun in hand. It has been said he and I ercy F — went hunting “dears,” but rumor has it they did not meet with much success. How about it, PTldie? DOROTHY MAY NOYES A little maid but wondrous wise. Dot lives up to the standard set by her name, and is very Noyse-ee upon some occasions. She is so small she gets lost in the huge crowds, but she is still alive after very narrow escapes. She has some difficulty trying to explain to the “inarms” that she knows her lessons, but it is not her fault, as most of the teachers are too gloomy to see a shade of brightness anywhere. KINGMAN OAKMAN I had rather have a fool to make me merry, Than experience to make me sad All in all the King is quite a “Man” when we consider that his heart strings have never been played upon by the opposite sex. He spends most of his time at the Y. M. C. A. and has worked hard on the cinder path. We hear he is bound for college, and we wish him all sorts of good luck. JAMES THOMAS O’CONNOR In every deed mischief, he had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive and a hand to execute. “Oscar” is always plaguing the faculty and especially Opie. He is a member of the Industrial Course and a good one, too. He was right there in football as his playing showed. We expect to see him serious, someday. 47 MARIE PATRICIA O’CONNOR And bid tlie cheek be ready with the blush. Marie is cjuiet until you know her and then — for a little girl she can talk like a steam engine. Boys should never speak to Marie unless they wish to make her blush, which she does uncommonly well. Notorious as: “P. D. Q. O’Connor. " HELEN BERNDINE O’DONNELL Better late than never. This is Helen’s belief when she arrives, just at the third bell, every morning. She knew this was to be put in so we hated to disappoint her. Helen believes in study- ing hard and striving for good marks. She is bound for Salem Normal where we wish her success. MARY TERESA O’NEIL A sweet attractive kind of grace. Mamie believes in studying and in behaving herself while in school. She is a star pupil; as far as we know she has not had any love affairs yet. Mamie is wild over whist and has won many prizes — booby? of course not! LESTER CHARLES OSIER Live and take comfort. Lester cannot be accused of talking too much but for all that he is sometimes heard from. Girls do not seem to worry him much but he has been seen kidding his neighbors (?) in 27. He can always be found in or around the Y. M. in rainy weather but we won’t mention where he is in fine weather. Notorious for his Lord Chesterfield walk. 48 ( ' LARK OVERHEISER Is it not better to meet defeat in striving Than not to strive? “F ' at” is our woukl-be athlete. He started out for four letters this year and had good intentions. Nev er mind “Eat” there are other and more fertile fields to explore. “Eat” and “Venus” are the Merry Xmas cut- ups. We were surprised when he took May to our Junior party but accidents will happen. Notetl for his physicjue. DOROTHY MERTIE PA(;E Her conversation had no bitterness, Nor her company any tediousness. “Dot” stepped into our class during our last year, and by so doing showed she wished to graduate with a good class. She is very quiet, and has some difficulty being heard in the class room, nevertheless what she does say is worth hearing. She saves all her energy for the week she works for the C as Company, so this would account for her silence. ANNA MARY PARKER A modest maid am I. From all appearances at school Anna scarcely knows a boy. But what’s this we hear? Oh, Anna! Ask her! Nevertheless she is faithful to her studies, seldom getting below a B. Anna gets very indignant at M. C. S. some- times, but who can blame her? Notorious for her chatter. BYRON HUGH PARKER Earth sounds my wisdom and high heaven my fame. “Bydy” certainly can be numbered among our best athletes. Besides being a member of the football and basketball teams he is also some bowler He was elected captain of basketball his sophomore year. Notorious for his kidding and athletic ability. 4Q HALBERT EVERETT RARKHl ' RST Haste is needful of a desperate case. Hal never can be found resting his wearied limbs a moment. Hailing from the jug, in other words from West Fitchburg, he has the usual assortment of crimes going with the natives of that joint: i.e., haste, talk and grin. But we will forgive him for these. He has also taken a decided liking to the girls of late and has been seen on Summer Street more than once. HESTER PARKS Her stature tall — I hate a dumpy woman. Het is an all round sport. The class could not have found a better one to impersonate Mrs. Malaprop in the play. She certainly has originality and appreciates a good joke. Het had the good fortune to capture the second prize offered for an essay on “Choral Works.” Notorious for her rippling, bubbling, gushing, roaring, soaring, snapping laugh. ADELINE JUDITH PEABODY Sweet . deline, for you I pine. Adeline is one of the light weights of our class. She doesn’t believe in studying very much but still she man- ages to have quite a little to say when called upon. She is one of Miss Smith’s Civic sharks. Notorious for her bluffing and said weight. ARNOLD ROSSIER PERRON Doth not divide the Sunday from the week. Arnold is a most sober lad, probably due to his min- isterial habits. We expect to see him following in the steps of the noted evangelist. He seems to be smitten by a peculiar species of heart disease. Watch your step, Arnold, particularly when walking on Alston Place. Notorious for his vocal ability. 50 GEORGE PETERS Tliis world i? but a padded cell Wherein dwell famous “nuts.” “Turk” certainly acts suspicious at times but per- haps he is a l)udding comedian. Time will tell. He says he intends to enter the extracting business, whether he means flavorings, ore or teeth he would not divulge. Billy Hunter has had him in charge for four years so he must know something (?). He mends shoes every other week. Noted for repairing skill. ALICE FRANCES PROCTOR Imitation is the sincerest flattery. It is well to have a few studious persons among us and Alice has been one of those ever since we entered High School. Still she doesn’t seem to exert herself and is never known to have spoken unless called upon. Notorious for her beaux (bows). DOROTHY IVIARV PUDVAH And such a one do I remember. Whom to look at was to love. O, Dot, how your bewitching smile has illuminated the innermost corners of the hearts of many a sad and weary pupil. Too bad there is no feminine baseball team, for you would certainly shine. But cheer up, you may get a chance in one of the big leagues. As long as you keep your smile with you some of the managers will sign you up, probably for a life contract. CHARLES QUINLAN Absence makes C. T.’s heart fonder. “Nagger” is always on deck whenever there is any fun going on. If you see “Tink” Felch look for “Nagger.” When you see “Nagger” look for “Tink”. Charley is a member of the training company and one of our bravest soldiers. He is also chief “Periwinkle” of the F. H. S. Notorious for his laugh and desire for knowledge. 51 JOSEPH CORNELIUS OUINX Oh. why did beauty ' s curse descend To make me a goal of women’s ambitions. ■‘ ' enus” is one of our popular members and could be about our smartest if he wished. He descended from Winchendon “by chowder!” He was forgiven for this soon after he arrived in the sophomore year, however. The last two years has displayed his top notch form in basketball and starred. Bashfulness is one of his faults, but of late he is overcoming this and promises to be a regular “lion am.ong the ladies.” MABELLE EDWINA RAND This girl will out-talk us all. My name is May-bell not Mabel if you please. Ma- belle is some classy dancer and Spanish shark. Yes, she and Br-ck-n-r-d-g-are the couple you see walking to school mornings. Some lively miss, you surely are! MARY TERESA REARDON Breezy and jolly is she always. Mar - is always in demand when a pany is on and she is always there with the goods. Spends even,- other week at Goodnow- Pearson’s and we miss her cheer - presence. Along with good times Mar - manages to be a star student. FREDERICK JOHN REGAN He adorned whatever subject he either spoke or wTote upon by the most splendid eloquence. “Ted” is another member of our tribe who is out for a good time. He gets good marks and sometimes is seen studying. He looks quiet in regard to girls but — ask him. Headed for Normal we expect great things from him. Notorious for his chuckle. WILLIAM HENRY REILLY There is unspeakable pleasure attending the life of a voluntary student. Bill looks tame I)ut we’ve heard about Loretta. The girls seem to pester him hut he doesn’t seem to object. On great terms with C. Tedious; he is never in much trouble which speaks well of him. He was Chief Marshal of the Class Day parade and certainly looked fine on his mount. Notorious for his cackle. SOPHIA ELIZABETH CROUSE REINHARDT Just as harmless as she looks. Sophie didn’t join us ’til our Sophomore year — but she’s been going strong ever since. We think that purple gown must have helped her along. She tried to impress us with her dignified appearance — but as someone says— We’re up to her little tricks! Notorious for her resonant voice, and the comb with the fifty-four (54) brilliants in it. (Honest, we counted them!) HERMAN MILNER RICE Here a patriot lives, who, for his contury’s good. In fighting fields was prodigal of blood. Hermi was the first one in the Senior class to enlist. We gotta hand it to you, Hermi. While in school he was known as a reliable walking hawk sleep. He was one of our best long distance men and also one of our best foot- ball men. Good luck to you, Hermi. KATHRYN AGNES RIORDON Her time she spends in studies deep. Kathryn is one of our quiet members who causes no trouble to anyone. However, we hear she can raise the Old Harry when outside. How about it, Kathryn? She spends her afternoons at Woolworth’s measuring ribbon. They say Kathryn has a weak spot for the other sex. We wonder!! 53 ELIZABETH XEWTOX ROBIXSOX Of manner gentle and affection mild. Betty is short and sweet and as quiet as a little mouse. We certainly must admit that she is clever for she is the girl who received the first prize of seventy-five dollars for her essay on music — just think of that! Congratulations, Betty. Xotorious for her constancy to Cecil. MARY MARGARET ROURKE Her only looks were gentle man’s looks. Mary was one of the fortunate ones who went to Washington this year. Yes, she returned but we hear it was a narrow escape — how about that travelling salesman, Mary? She does not believe in studying as long as the teachers fall for bluffing. Xotorious for her graceful (?) walk, and Mary Pick- ford curls. DOXALD SAXDS Grrrrrrr, my mouth’s just watering for blood. “Don,” the old scout, has been right with us for four years. He was Miss Foote’s best behaved scholar his Junior year and is at present one of Mr. Howarth’s admirers. He likes to untie little boys neckties pretty well and is always teaching Banny Hall how to behave. JOHX JOSEPH RUDDY Hang sorrow, care would kill a cat, So therefore, let’s be merry. “John J. R.” is never quiet. Always rushing about, he has unnerved the teachers completely. He was Sec- retary ot the Boys’ Debating Club two terms and also won his F. by managing the track team. He took part in the play our Junior year and starred as “Captain Absolute” in the Rivals. Xotorious for his theatrical ability. 54 U 3 X ' f DOROTHY HELEN SAWYER And she hath a conscience? Yea, so tender it ever pricketli. Dot is Chief High (iuy, Jr., of our High School and the RoDstone Church. “I love my teachers and make them love me,” is her motto. Her marks show it, anyway. She boasts of being the first female E. I. C. of the “Red and Gray,” and they were winners! She is headed for Smith, where if it is possible, we know she will increase her fame. TIMOTHY ERANCIS SHEEHAN My fame has reached the sky. “Tim” is another of our leading athletes. He was the star punter on this year’s football team and also is some pitcher. Rather quiet, nevertheless, he is somewhat affected by the fair sex but we’ll keep that still, Tim. Notorious for his good nature. MARGUERITE RITA SMITH The mildest manners and the gentlest heart. Rita is always happy and keeps all her classes in cheerful moods. She doesn’t bother about her lessons a great deal but gets good marks, though. She is a great believer in fresh air. Notorious for her hair dress. EDGAR WILLIAM SMITH Merry as the day is long. Smithy has never Teen seen “het up” which speaks a great deal for his good nature, seeing that he is in Merry Xmas Civics class. He serves out groceries down at the Bazaar and is certainly popular with the patrons. We won’t say much about that little affair with E. B. 27. Notorious for his good nature. 55 ROLAND SANDERS SILAUI.DI NO To music my soul doth aspire. Fat is one of our talented musicians and vve wonder how the orchestra will get along without him. He is an- other one of our quiet ones, (iirls do not seem to worry him much but looks are deceitful. Notorious for his short trousers and his fiddle case. HAROLD HOWES STARKEY Bow down thy ear, am I not king! “Spats” thinks the school would fail up if he could not reside therein. -He is trying to convince Mr. Har- mon that the wrong man is teacher. “Spats” is a shark (?) in chemistry. He helps clean up after the Chamber of Commerce meetings, is head checker, and a member of the Boy Scouts. He insists that cream of wheat is the oldest grain in America. Noted for his nerve. ROBERT LYMAN STARKEY By silence I hear other men’s imperfections and thus conceal my own. Occasionally as he flits from room to room we get a glimpse of Bob, but on account of his size he is usually lost in the crowd. Bob as you know is one of our smallest. Were he on stilts we would say Mike and Ike they look alike, meaning of course his brother. Chere up. Bob, you’ll be up there some day then you can tell us how the climate is up so high. DOROTHY STEVENSON Men are deceivers ever, To one girl constant never. Dot has not been with us very steady since her Freshman year, but her picture adorns our pages, however. She seems uncertain as to whom she’ll pick from among the boys. Cheer up. Dot, Leap year ' s coming. Notorious for her loud voice. Special student. 56 JOHN CARROL STORY God made him, therefore let him pass for a man. John came to us our Senior year. He is a Westmin- sterite. He spends most of his time flirting with the girls though it is rumored he has lost his heart to a girl in his home town. Notorious for his blusheds. BEATRICE AILEEN STRICKLAND Life’ s a jest, and all things show it, I thought so once, and now I know it. “Bee” has succeeded in making herself known, even though she is a shrimp. She studies one week, and shows C. Tedious how to conduct affairs the other. She is very ambitious, and even went so far as to attempt to teach the Ereshmen, a task almost impossible. She tries hard to brighten up the gloomy corners of the office and suc- ceeds very well. HATTIE STROBEL Speech is silver, silence is golden.” Hattie is one of those modest little girls who never believe in making unnecessary noise. All thru her high School course, studies have come first with Hattie. She has shown her class spirit in more ways than one and we feel certain that she will be successful in whatever work she undertakes. EDWARD LEO SULLIVAN A boy with a curl always catches a girl. Teddy is one of our commercial students. He spends one week at school and the next he is helping to make the Sentinel the best in the land. We expect to see him owner of the Sentinel some day. Sully has lost his heart to a young girl in West Fitchburg. Notorious for his ability at playing pool. 57 MARY AGATHA SULLIVAN Give thy thoughts no tongue. May is a rather quiet little girl in school but outside things are very different, aren’t they, May? But May, she studies and worries, and worries and studies, every day over her lessons. She is some French shark we hear. Notorious for her pretty quaint manners. GERTRUDE FRANCIS SULLIVAN Small but bright withal. Gertie is one of our tiniest members but in spite of this manages to have a good time. She and Miss Shea are always sene together, and it is rumored she has been seen kidding the boys occasionally but we wouldn’t be- lieve this of her. Notorious for her size. LILLY HELEN SWANSON Her pencil drew whate’er her soul designed. Lilly is very modest and never lets anyone hear of her accomplishments. The love quotation fits her to a “T.” In years to come we expect she will bring honor to the class of ’17. Notorious for her genius. MARGARET FRANCES SWEENEY The light that shone in her heavenly eyes, Bespoke a divinely good nature. “Peggy” spends most of her time studying, and always succeeds in getting good marks. She works for Simonds’ every other week trying to do some advertising. She has a well paved path for the office and no doubt will succeed in her future endeavors. At any rate we wish her good luck. 58 MARY ELIZABETH SWEENEY In every gesture dignity. Mary is Margaret’s sister and keeps up the good name of the family. She shines especially in Ci ' ics in a manner which we consider phenomnal. Sh eis sort of quiet when it comes to male members but one never knows, does one, Mary? . Notorious for her smile. MARION ELIZABPTni TALC ' OTT Ask not of me, what is love! Marion is first aid to C. Tedious, Bertha, and Mar- tini. And between ’em she has her hands full; she’s capable. She adores to interrupt classes with little type- written communications, etc. She’s quite a poetess, and we may hear from her in that line some day. GEORGE WILLIAM THOMAS Wisdom lie lias, and to his wisdom courage. Temper to that, and unto all success. “Jock” is the leading light of Opie’s classes and cer- tainly no one disputes this. He is “there” when it comes to football and baseball but didn’t go out for them this year. He is one of our star bowlers also. We expect to see him a second Edison some day and wish him the best of luck. Notorious for his ingenuity. MAURICE GARTHWAITE TOWNEND I’ll not be tied to hours nor pointed times, but learn my lessons as I please myself. Moxie believes in the saying — Haste makes waste. Well, so did the tortoise! He succeeded in rounding up the ads. before the “Red and Gray” was all published. And he got out classy pins for us on time. He likes to go autoing. But don’t forget, my son, that school hours are from 8.00 to 1.00 — more or less! Notorious for his winning smile and his neck-ties. 59 MARIE IDELLA TOWNSEND A lassie dark with raven locks. Marie has spent her time quietly, in our midst; but we have learned that lessons have not worried her very much. Marie certainly can play the vdolin. We only wish she was not so retiring in order that her friends might enjoy her fiddling. ERNEST FREDERICK TUCKER Lor’! let’s be comfortable! Ernie had a season ticket and a reserved seat in the front row at the Lyric — not to mention all the other theatres. He’s an artist, you know, so perhaps that’s why he was so interested in the fashion show. He is strong for studies, and the other sex. Notorious for his persuasive powers. HAROLD AMOS TUCKER Noble by birth yet noble by great deeds. “Hay” at one time resided in Lunenburg but liked the city air better so left too. He has made love to Miss Gifford for four years so each will miss the other. Notorious for his speed. DOROTHY CHRISTINE UPTOxN Oh, I love society, high society, swell society!! Dot’s favorite pastimes are — stringing, ropeing and dancing. At first we didn’t see how she was going to stick it out through this year, but she seems to have sur- vived. She’s done a lot us however, that no one knows anything about. Notorious for making posters and enlarging pictures — also for her walk. 60 CLAUDE JOSEPH VALLIANT Vessels large may venture more But little boats must keep near shore. Claude is one of oiir commercial students and helps to keep Putnam’s running. It is said that he has no liking for the fair sex but still he likes to chum around with Harold. He has great ideas about the weather for Mr. Lowe’s benefit. CAROLYN MAY WATSON She passed her hours among her books. “Cal” is supposed to be far removed from the male sex — but how do you account for Bill? No one can sur- pass her in reference work and having her lessons. She helps keep the 5th ' hour Senior Civics Class in existence. Oh! no, she’s not Glady’s sister, just her cousin. Notorious for her musical talent. GLADYS WATSON The glass of fashion The observed of all observers. Gladys or “Blondie” as the boys call her, has “wavy” hair. She spends her afternoons doing secretarial work and her evenings studying, entertaining and going to Leominster and Westminster , where the boys are more to her liking. Notorious for her classy dressing and elocution ability. ELIZABETH HAMBLET WHITTEMORE A little maid but wondrous wise. “Betty” is another of our few red tops and must be perfect since that’s the case. She’s not very quiet and is rushing around all day long. She is a great lover of horses and can be seen mounted, daily. Notorious for her horsemanship. 61 ROBERT FRANCIS WILSON I am the king of all the earth. The girlie ' s love me for all my worth. “Bob” thinks he’s right there with the goods — but just on the quiet — come down a trifle. Besides “running” Lewando’s “Bob” has a failing for girls and parties (as a rule he can be found among them) still, we’ll give him credit for knowing his lessons. Notorious as our “fanatic” cheer leader. EDWARD PETER WOLFE There was manhood in his look That murder could not kill. “Eddie” seemed rather quiet his first two years but during his Junior and Senior years started things going. He seems to have a steady in Z . He is right there with his lessons especially in Latin. He is also an expert grocer along with everything else. GRACE HENRIETTA WOODS If common sense has not the brilliancy of the sun, It has the fixity of the stars. Grace has proved her ability as a stenog. in the mock trial in which she figured as court stenographer. She is one of our part time students and her “stenographical” and oratorical ability keeps Simonds running. FRANCES LILLIAN WOODS Thy smile becomes thee well. We hear Lillian has recently suffered a nervous breakdown but we would hate to believe it was caused by studying. Lillian has never been known to speak before she is spoken to (?). Notorious for her chatter, chatter, chatter. 62 MILDRED MAY WOODWARD To manage men, one ought to liave a sharp mind in a velvet sheath. “Millie”, it is reported, is very interested in church work; but we wonder if it is that or the people connected with it. Perhaps ’Gene can solve the mystery. She is always ready for a good time. Notorious for her beaux. HAROLD WESLEY WRAY Bashfulness is an ornament to youtli. This quotation suits “Snip” to a “T.” We don’t think nor does the faculty disagree with us in our decision. He has been the drummer for four years in the orchestra and chief drummer in the band. He also has been known to speak to a girl and once was seen with a load of books. Notorious for his laugh. MARIE O’CONNOR A little maid, yet wondrous wise, Marie is right there when it comes to sporting the latest styles from Paris. She has been seen walking sev- eral times with a dapper little gemmen from C Street, but we’re doubtful as to his being her brother as she claims. Notorious for her fashions. 63 I ( CLASS FLOWER CLASS HISTORY Hester Parks ■ ' Four score and seven years ago” — minus the score and seven — the honorable class of 1917 entered our Fligh School. And now it is about to go forth again, with no hard feelings, a little regret, perhaps some anxiety, and infinitely more learning, we all confess. During these four years we feel that ‘‘we have not died in vain” — for many laurels have been won, many championships, by reason of which our High School is famous throughout the length and breadth of the United States. We learned to know each other by sight our Freshman year. We found that we were all in the same class our Sophomore year. We were made to realize that we were important personages our Junior year. And we began to speak to each other — or ignore, as the case might be — our Senior year. But more than this, it is the custom to leave in the record of our peregrinations a more complete list of important milestones. During the first lap we made favorable impressions upon our dear teachers, which have caused them to stand by us, for the rest of the course. We were well represented in athletics, which has been a great source of joy and inspiration to our coach. The second lap saw the organization of a debating club which is going yet, with the addition of a rival set — of females. We finished in second place in the interclass soccer league, and in fact it was a tie, up to the last game. The third time around we displayed our excellent taste by our choice of ofiicers, and all the other little fixings that go along with them. We conducted the usual class party, but quite w zusually came out ahead of the game, which proved our executive ability. Much talent was dis- played in our reception to the Seniors — and they themselves congratu- lated themselves on our success. In prize speaking none of the Senior girls dared to compete against us. Our final triumph was on Class Day when we won the great victory over the Seniors in the Relay Race. We were sorry to cause them such disappointment, but then, it was expected from the outset — even by the Seniors. In the parade of that day our lassies made the best appearance of any class in the school history. This also couldn’t be helped. 67 We started on the last heat distinguished as the richest graduating class. None of those food and rummage sales for us! We carried off two honors in prize speaking. Inspired by one of our public spirited citizens we organized a famous high school band. Other alumni of the school have also made splendid gifts during this year, such as Oocker Field, the Wallace prizes for choral essays, and the Alumni Scholarship funds. Two very successful dances have been carried through. Our production of the class play, “The Rivals’’ has never been ecjualled in any of the preceding classes. The unusual quality of the play and players induced the coach to repeat it for the benefit of the Red Cross. Ours was the first class to graduate from the school since the United States entered the Great War. Many of our boys left to work on the farms, many to enlist — all with the consciousness of the seriousness of the occasion. As we look back over our history we realize that we have done many things that should not have been done at all. Many things that might have been done better. But we live to improve with age — (like good old wine) — and beg that those that come after will pardon our mistakes — and profit by them. We thank you. 68 SEPTEMBER 5 Into the valley of death walked the 1,000. The he s and she s are again inter- mingled. 6. Miss Dunn informs English class that she has never seen anything funny about Charlie Chaplin and doesn’t see how any one else can! We appreciate your sense of humor, Annie. 7. Civics newspapers book! Don’t get discouraged. Five isn’t many. ’Member the guy with 22! ?? 8. Miss Gifford, the self admitted comedian, tries to be funny. A few more shocks like this will undermine the building. 11. Lunch counter opened . . . and still they wonder why so many students die young. 12. School bank poster, “Do not buy nugatines put your pennies in the bank.’’ Ugh! competition is keen. 13. If you have not had the pleasure we now introduce Miss Waring — students — students — Mr. Howe. Bill Dooling seen on Main Street, at 10 A. M. What do you make of this, Sherlock? 14. Another bank poster, “Save your money for Xmas.’’ Merry Xmas everybody, don’t eat too much turkey. 15. George Moriarty tries to inform plump Miss Smith, otherwise Merry Xmas, that Berlin was at one time the leading port in England. Who’s the fair one, George? 17. Did you get your locker key? “Porky’’ can’t “Pop’’ the question this year. 18. Say girls, ’member the day Orin introduced Venus to some girls in 28! 19. Sh! We are to have an annex to our Red and Gray. Get your pennies ready! 69 20. Shanks has his English lesson. Starting rather early this year Aaron, what’s the idea? 21. One of Opie’s proteges breaks out today with the information that grape-fruit is a cereal. Class Day — the reign of the mighty green and gold for aye! Athletic Association meets. John Davis elected president. Senior election or rather re-election. Football practice 65 men out. That’s the spirit! Mr. Dunbar, a Xormalite, subing for “Jeff” tries to wash his hands with Ag Xo3 which dyes a horrible color. 28. Theodore Merriam, our little Lord Fauntleroy, not only asks but demands his seat be changed in Assembly Hall because the girls keep talking to him!!! Grab your opportunity Teddy. Boys’ Debating Club is organized. Mr. McCarron Mr. Jerome and Mr. Ruddy receive the honors. We expect something big of this club. 29. John Buck, dear to the hearts of the Industrial students, leaves us today for Ringe Tech, at Cambridge. Good luck, Jeff! School night. Rain as usual. However, Mr. W ' oodbury says the audience is one of quality if not quantity. His Honor, Mr. Coolidge suggests a students’ band to raise school spirit. Congratulations, Mr. Mayor! 30. First football game — F. H. S. 25 — Shirley Industrial 0. Good work boys, keep it up. That new man Montville shows class. Welcome to the class of 1917 Mont.! (3CTOBER 1. Xo school ' Refrain from applause. ’Tis Sunday. 2. Mr. Harmon tries his hand at taming the Industrial rough necks. Xow is there anyone else? 3. Hunter in the second hour economics, “The kind of a man you are is shown by the paper you buy. Xow I get a one cent paper ” 4. Scene — same as Act 3 — Bill: “What would we burn if we had no wood?” Miss Flanagan, “Charcoal.” 5. Mr. Underhill manages to have an explosion in chem. lab. and Mr. Burrage says that the ash barrels in the cellar did a fox trot. 6. Fred Cross dwells on industrial education. He tells the girls that cooking is more important than Latin, as the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. 7. The plot grows deeper, Watso, F. H. S. 24 — Worcester Commercial High 0. Xothing like shutouts. 11. Mr. Rofer speaks on Portland Cement. One might gather that ye freshmen heads served as a platform. Girls organize debating club. Make it three straight victories this year, girls. 12. Ch for land’s sake! They went and done it again. F. H. S. 47 — L. H. S. 0. The more they come the worse they look. Charlie sniffs fight in the air and lines up his battle array on the Fitchburg side of the field, getting McHugh, Quinn, and Malloy from the Leominster line. Xew band appears. 70 17. Reported in Civics: “Quinn and Miss Morse were aljsent.” What do you sur- mise from this, Watso? Moriarty goes through second corridor with eight hooks. Looks are so decei ing, George. Star gazing takes place in 25 when Bidie Parker unconsciously evacu- ates his seat. The fifth hour shorthand class gets an instructi ' e lecture on matrimony. Who is he, Kitty? 19. B. H. lectures on various methods of committing suicide. Practice makes perfect, Willum. Prof. Hanus of Harvard addressed us. C ' harlie sticks to the old rule: “One period is worth $2 to us!“ NOVEMBER 1. Pop urges everyone to bring two pennies for flower fund. 2. Nadler gives brilliant recitation in Latin and Nadler understands many things. 3. No school; Why? Teacher’s Convention. 6. Mr. Woodbury entertains first hour Assembly students with monologue over phone. McCarron translates “insultans” skipping about. How? With a rope? Nadler startles English class by asking Miss Stratton if Taxation without Repre- sentation is really tyranny. 7. Ruddy takes a constitutional down Main Street at 7.45 A. M. leading a dog on a chain. 8. Everybody excited over elections. Lessons show signs of neglect. Do you blame us? 9. Mr. Woodbury startles pupils by calling upon them at Chapel to answer question “What is your ideal for this school?’’ McHugh tells Dooling, Hector’s wife was Mrs. Hector. 10. Dot. Blood wins 10c. on election. Everyone goes to the Candy Pull at Ruth Foss’s home. 13. Gardner annihilated 61 — 0. 14. First snow fall. 15. Senior edition of “Red and Gray Annex.’’ 16. Pupils sing four stanzas of “America’’ without books. 17. Nadler sees Dooling at recess. What for? 20. Fitchburg 42. Worcester 10. Great work. 21. Amiott resolves to give P. M. sessions to fifth hour. 22. Bo-?- plays a solo (unintentionally). 23. Bowen makes a great commotion (in 27) when he sits on the business end of a tack. Spelling exam. 24. Everyone goes to movies in Assembly Hall. 27. Fitchburg 42. Belmont 0. 28. Senior Class Meeting. 29. Dr. Hamilton speaks. No periods omitted. Mass Meeting. 30. Leominster 0. Fitchburg 26. 71 DECEMBER 4. Fitchburg 15, Weymouth 0. Monteville and Darcy heroes. 5. Senior Class Play chosen. 6. Xadler gets copy of part of leading man for play. “Red and Gray” out. 7. Usual thing. C. T. urges everyone to sell a copy of the “Red and Gray” and to buy Red Cross stamps. 8. Teacher’s reception to Seniors. Some time and some crowd. 11. Miss Coolidge speaks. 12. Mr. Coffin entertains pupils by showing them how they look while singing. 13. Dooling and McCarron have some dispute. 19. Everybody notes third hour omitted. 21. Mr. Ballantine speaks about Japan. 22. Dr. J. Wadsworth addresses school during Christmas exercises. Fifth and sixth hour omitted. JANUARY 1. Happy New Year. 2. Everybody knows (?) his lessons. 3. Crocker Field presented to city. Some speeches, some parade, and no lessons. We are sorry for the little Freshies. 4. Miss Coveil amuses class by attempted scansion. (Shi) 5. Some Classy Football Pictures appear. But that’s what we expected for — aren’t they all good-looking guys? 8. Mr. Woodbury asks boys to refrain from throwing snow-balls which injure ladies’ umbrellas. It is O. K. to hit the dames themselves. 9. ' ery spirited singing lesson — when we practice “Daybread” for the first time. School Council Meeting. Mary Antin speaks. 10. (Mugsy) (RMCG) has interesting time looking up Gert. Active members of senior class are arranging for a play to be given before the school late in Feb. 11. Hester has a grouch on — Worse than any of Bill Hunter’s. Pop Woodbury begs for student’s co-operation on Wirt Lectures. 12. Tuskeegee Quintet sing. As usual no periods omitted. 15. Pop urges pupils and teachers to come to school earlier. Miss Foote’s fifth hour class have entertainment in Assembly Hall. Keating and McNally show their genius. 16. Quinn is presented a cigarette case (?????) for an ornament of course, not for use. Outdoor Club are planning a sleigh ride. 17. Pop and Jimmie Mack give boys some good advice about their conduct. Nadler comes back with his old time bluffing. 18. Miss G. Flanagan gives Indian War Dance in basement without observers but — J. Mack managed to see the sights. 19. Dr. Wirt lectures on the Conquest of the Artie. 22. Fitchburg, 23, Leominster 17. Some Basketball. Helen Remington speaks about “Red and Gray” Annex. 72 23. Still more new music. Miss Smith got everybody going by distributing leaflets about a trip to Washington. 24. Miss Barr entertains us with Victrola selections. “Red and (iray’’ Annex out. Some speed to the Juniors. Outdoor Club has sleigh ride. 25. C. T. is arranging to have a weekly report of the tardy pupils. First half of year over. Oh! Joy! 26. Miss Sawyer speaks about “Red and (iray” Night. 29. Sixth hour English Class have a hilarious meeting in 22 under supervision of Miss Mason. Donlon suffers for playing the part of Big Brother to Nadler. 30. Someone loses sum of money. Who found it???? 31. Bill Dooling becomes an uncle and is very kind to his second hour class. Talks all the period — no, not on the feelings of being an uncle — but on the value of lan- guages. Misses Green and Woodward, and Mr. Townend speak. FEBRCARV 1. Miss Keaveny and Aliss Lane (subs) — have some time — class enjoys themselves. Miss Lane calls Miss Earls Miss Shumway, but class corrects her by saying not Miss but Mrs. Shumway. 2. Sixth hour College English class hold reunion at P. M. session. 5. F. W. Parks speaks on Military Training. Big snow storm. Freshies sent home. No school for them. 6. No singing. Mr. Coffin could not get here. Pupils plow thorugh drifts. Where are the shovels ???? and shovelers?????? 7. “Dirty Shirt” squad appear. (3. Wellington T2 plays two selections on piano for us. Thanks, George. Don’t be so stingy ne.xt time — but perhaps you were ordered to be so — it’s happened before. 8. Mr. Burks, Assistant Superintendent of Boston Schools, addresses students. Splendid speaker. Only criticism, no periods omitted. 9. Junior Class Party. Mr. Howe elected Junior Class adviser. 12. Lincoln’s Birthday program. Mr. Hale and Mr. Goodrich speak. We also have a stereotype lecture. Everybody asks, “What’s the matter with the heat?” 13. E. Mcjdugh gets a front seat in Latin for good behavior (????). Donlon shows his ability (??) as a juggler of nickels. 14. Miss Loring speaks on American Red Cross. Sixth hour omitted. 15. McCarron elected president of Short Hand Club. What’s the next office in order? 16. “Red and Gray” night. Mrs. P. Rice reads “Miss Hobbs.” Fine time. Dancing. Big crowd. 19. Basketball. Fitchburg plays Leominster. Another victory. 20. Everybody is urged to write an essay on “Choral Music, etc.” 21. What did G. Washington do to our principal??? No exercises — except singing of “Hail Columbia” and reading of the secretary’s report of the School Council. Pop allows five minutes to clean desks — guess some need more time than that. So long, for eleven days. 21-28 Vacation. 73 MARCH 1-4.. X’acation. 5. E.xtra day of vacation. New signal rings — thanks to Miss Sleeper. 6. Back after long vacation. Reports given out. Pupils aid (?) in keeping school clean while janitors are on a strike. 7. Class dues. Of course! No one is broke after vactaion. 8. Nadler does great work in Latin. 9. Faculty prove themselves to be squealers ' when they refuse to play basket-ball with the school team. Dr. Wart’s second lecture. 12. Pop announces: “A Wdlliam Tell number 3 has been lost.“ Everybody asks who is A. W m. Tell. Senior Girls have meeting in 26 at close of school. Hot air blown off by a certain few. 13. Hester gives second hour Latin class her opinion of “these petty arguments with Nadler.’’ Miss Keaveny blushes scarlet at Snip WTay and E. Dineens correspondence during fourth hour. W’hat was in it Elsie? 14. Class Book Committee hold meeting. Freshies omit two periods. Funny that that doesn’t happen at A. M. session, isn’t it?? 15. Pop starts off early with a suit-case. Jimmie Mac fills his place. Man finds pocket-book with car tickets — promises to send it up to school tomorrow. J. Mac says it’s a girl’s. WTy? 16. Miss Allen substitutes for Miss Smith but does not fill her chair. Wdrt lecture. 19. Bunny Wray gives 6th hour English Class free lunch on Cheese chips. Mr. Howe tells Kivlon he is a little off — what does he mean? 20. Posters for Class Play distributed. 21. Campaign on to sell tickets for Class Play. All we hear is— “Will you be on my committee?’’ 22. Senior Class Meeting. Everyone look pleasant and have your pictures taken! 23. Amiott receives telephone call during fifth hour, afterwards appears more than happy. W’onder why?? 26. Class Play tickets distributed. Mr. Howe says to 4th hour class, “Seeing we haven’t much ground to cover this morning, we will cover our books.’’ Bannie loses his hound. 27. Brilliant recitation in English by sixth hour class. McHugh says scullion means one who pares onions. Miss Healy while telling story of E.xcalibur says Merlin told him to roll over the lake. Some roll!! 28. Mr. Dooling gives 2d hour Latin Class an evening’s vacation — no lesson. xAmiott tells Canty instead of being a “Man Without a Country,’’ he’ll be a “Man Without a Room’’ if he doesn’t look out. 29. Mr. S. Powers of Boston speaks; looks of orchestra make him think of a New York theatre rather than a H. S. 30. Miss Greene presents flag to school. Sixth Regiment called out. 74 APRIL 2. Mr. P. F. Ward giv es stirring patriotic talk; Dr. W. K. Martin also speaks. First period omitted. Herndon asks C. T. Woodbury, “If I enlist, will I get my diploma?” 3. Mock Trial by Debating Club. 4. Mr. Woodbury reads President Wilson’s address. Fire Drill. 5. Senior Class Party C ' ommittee appointed. Miss Cahill sports a second regiment pin. 6. No school, (iood Friday. 9. Miss F ' itzgibbons walks to school with a rookie. Messrs. Ware and Slattery speak about C ' lean-Up Campaign. Athletic number of “Red and (iray.” 10. School Council Meeting. Pupils think (iermans have come when a fire-cracker goes off in 26 the fourth hour. 11. Mr. McNamara presides over C ' hapel Exercises. Mr. McNamara reads letter from Mr. Edgerly. Groans: Stereotype lecture post- poned. 13. Dr. Woodworth gives lecture on “Our National Parks.” Sixth period omitted. Friday, the 13th: Herndon, superstitious, doesn’t show up. 16. Two new pianos on stage, but no music; Mr. Howe reads poem. 17. Patriotic talks by Mr. Upham and Mr. Fosdick concerning fiag for Rollstone Boulder. Fifth hour in 26; Fire bell rings. Miss Austin exclaims “Fire”!! Amiott: “That’s not a fire, that’s only a bell.“ 18. Orchestra play on the stage. Hester and Anna spend spare moments gazing around and grinning at friends much to the amusement of the school. 19. No school. Big students parade for flag raising at Rollstone Boulder. 23. Donlon goes walking wheeling a baby-carriage. O yes, there was a baby in it. 24. Miss Greene and Mr. Taylor win Prize Speaking Contest. Rachel Bruce and John Hayes receive Honorable Mention. 25. Notice appears in the library forbidding teachers to talk while putting marks on marking sheets. What’s the punishment if they do? 26. Second hour in 37. Mr. Dooling: “What are the names of the three F ' uries.” McCarron answers: “Caesar, Cicero and Ovid.” 27. Miss Robinson, Miss Parks, and Miss Marshall win the prizes for Choral Essay. Great time — singers, speakers, and presentation of gifts to our boys who enlisted. Fifth and sixth hours omitted. 28. May 7. Vacation. MAY 7. School shows signs of house cleaning. Malloy and Wray come to school with bright pink ties. Tears. Why? Reports. 8. Miss Smith talks unceasingly of her trip to Washington. Miss Hill attends 2d hour Latin class with her Virgil decked in mourning. 9. Mr. Howe speaks to his 4th hour class “out of the fullness of his heart.” Enthu- siastic meetings of girls held. 10 . 11 . 14. 1 5 . 16. 17. 21 . 22 . 29. 31. 1 . 4. 6 . S. 11 . 12 . 13- 14. 15. 16. 18. 19. 20 . 21 . 22 . Miss Austin comes to school with C. Tedious. Alice Ashline learns how to play poker and gets a royal flush off the reel. Senior Class Play proves to be the best ever. Girls distinguish themselves by their Red Cross Bands and home made candy. Miss Covell sp)ons a diamond on the left hand??? Snip comes in contact with a sharp point unexpectedly. Miss Foote; “Miss Mulvey, conjugate the verb have, in the perfect indicative.” Miss Mulvey awakening: “I have loved. " A. Ashline comes to school with a black eye. Miss Sleeper and Mr. Ward tell of the Red Cross Campaign. Miss Sherwin comes to school with her “brand new checkerboard dress. " Mr. Chalmers startles us when he tells us we are all spirits. We hate to believe it. The unusual happens, two 2 periods omitted. The Circus comes to town. C. Tedious cracks a joke ' at the expense of the Junior Class. i JUNE What is so rare as the sun in June? Jimmie Mac entertains pupils in the libraiy- during the fifth hour when he talks to his girlie over the phone. Xagger accidentally meets a girl with a broken ankle and carries her to the nearest drug store. She weighs about 175 and still Xagger claims he did that stunt! A tennis ball comes through the window in 32 and causes a great commotion. Dr. Gray from England gives us a ver - interesting talk of the realities of this World’s War. Miss Chase makes new enemies when she deals out P. M. ' s to those whp forgot to register in the library-. Class Play presented a second time. Great success. X ' o. 88 comes back! C. Tedious surprises us when he reads out of a magazine instead of saying the Lord’s Prayer — and we were all ready for it, too. Senior Class buys a one hundred dollar Libern Bond. Donlon and Miss Austin discover a new way to pass notes — clever! Patriotic exercises given by girls and boys of Miss Smith’s Civics classes. 1st hour omitted. Seniors practice Class Song; words by Marion Talcott, music by Bertha Atwood. Circus Day. Xo school t Saturday.) Books rushing to library- in great numbers. Short periods. Another Senior Class meeting. Few minute periods. Class Day Seniors in their glon.-. Class Books out, great success. 76 CLASS SONG Words by Marion Talcott Music by Bertha Atwood Oh! ’tis June the month of gladness Of the sunshine and the rose; But to some it may bring sadness P ' or our school days now must close. With our dear old Alma Mater hMur long years we’ve happy been, ' :■ ' But now ' comes the time of parting For the Class of Seventeen. :■ To the “Green and Gold’’ forever We wall ahvays loyal be. And our dear old Fitchburg High School We shall e’er be true to thee. And whatever joy or sorrow That the future may unfold, WT w ' ill alw ' ays stand together. And we’ll love the “Green and Gold.” WE NOMINATE FOR THE HALL OF FAME MISS HELEN F. STRATTON. Because she always says whar she thinks, and makes no bones about it; because she is interested in the future welfare of every last one of us; because she doesn’t think she is too far advanced to study a little more herself; because she made our class play the best that has ever been produced; because finally, she was not responsible for that substi tute. MR. NELSON P. COFFIN. Because he is always in a good humor e ' er - Tuesday morning, even though he is out late struggling with the Choral evein Monday night; because, like Mr. Edgerly, he is always ready with a joke; and finally, because with his little baton he can make the basses sing, when no other power on earth can move them. Because he has proven his popularity by being elected faculty advisor of the Junior Class; because he is as goad an elocutionist as he is a math teacher; because h2 treats his pupils as equals and plays fair always; also because of Mrs. Frank M. Howe. MR. CL. RENCE N. AMIOTT. Because he entered High School as a teacher in the same year that we entered as Freshmen, and has always stood by us; because he has brought us the greatest line of championships ever known here before; because he is willing to take a joke, even when it’s on him; because really, he’s nothing but a boy himself — rather mature for his years. te ' 4:V •t: ’sa®i te® ' ■■■ .;v •■ ' , ‘Ssr - - ' •■ ' .’‘Yv ”: iii_ ,;1- ' ' . - :■». ‘ ’ ■ . ‘ ' ■ ' •V ' ' y ,J ‘ ' ; ' ‘f u: • ; •„ ■ ' ■■;’■ ®;-i -1‘ w ■; , «;:: m® ,-■; ,, i i-. ' ' S -. 1 ‘ r TIL. u i. -- . SOCIALS School Night The eighth annual School Night was held in the Assembly Hall, Friday evening, September 15th. The hall was decorated with v arious school and college banners. The speakers were Rev. Judson L. Cross, Hon. Henry A. Goodrich, Mayor Marcus A. Coolidge, Superintendent James Chalmers, Mr. Herbert R. Bruce, President of the i lumni Asso- ciation, Miss Elizabeth Sleeper, amd Mr. Walter P. Donlon, President of the Class of 1917. The musical part of the program was well taken care of by the F. H. S. orchestra. School Nights are improving — here’s best wishes for their continuance. Freshman Night Over three hundred freshmen gathered in the Assembly Hall of the High School on Friday evening, October 27th, for the annual Freshman Night. The speakers of the evening were Principal Charles T. Wood- bury, Dr. Frank Deerwester of the Fitchburg Normal School, Dr. James Chalmers, Superintendent of Schools, and Assistant Principal James McNamara. The Freshman orchestra and the school band furnished music during the evening. Candy Pull One of the most enjoyable evenings spent by most of the members of the Senior Class was Friday, November 10th, when the “Outdoor Club’’ held a candy pull at the home of Miss Ruth Foss. Games were played and vocal solos given by Miss Bartling, President Walter Donlon, John Ruddy, and Alfred Felch. The Misses Parks, Greene, and Good- win gave several readings. The committee in charge consisted of Irene Goodwin, chairman; Ruth Foss, Mildred Daisy, Beatrice Greene, Gladys Watson, Harold Mclnerny and Ernest Flynn. First Senior Class Party The first Senior Class Party was held, November 30th, Thanks- giving night, in Wallace Hall. The members of the committee who deserve a great deal of credit for the success are: J. William Davis, 81 chairman, May Hill, Marcia Beer, Elinor Mulvey, David Borowsky, Edgar Smith, Claude Valliant. Senior Night The annual Senior Night was given by the faculty on Eriday eve- ning December 8th, in the Assembly Hall. Dr. Eitch of Harvard Uni- versity gave a splendid address, after which refreshments were served by some of the Junior girls, followed by a general social time with games and dancing. Zeta Phi Dance The Zeta Phi Fraternity held its annual dance on Tuesday evening, December 26th, in Wallace Hall. The formal reception was omitted, and the Toy Town Tavern Team played for dancing until one o’clock. A large emblem and many palms were used for decorations on the stage, but the screen was no hindrance to music. The chaperons were Mrs. H. G. Townend and Mrs. B. H. Perkins. Lamba Sigma Dance The Zeta Chapter of the Lamba Sigma held its annual reception and dance in Wallace Hall on Wednesday evening, December 27th. Lousing’s Orchestra played until one o’clock. The chaperons were Mrs. W. T. Hidden, Mrs. B. A. Cook, and Mrs. Mary Hall. Newman Club Dance The eleventh annual Newman Club dance was conducted in Wallace Hall, Friday evening, December 29th. The hall w as artistically deco- rated wdth palms and the emblem of the society. Dancing was enjoyed throughout the evening, music being furnished by the Toy Town Tavern Team. All the active members of the Club acted as a committee. The chaperons were Mrs. P. Donlon, Mrs. E. McHugh, Mrs. J. Reilly, and Mrs. D. Deneen. Sleigh Ride The Outdoor Club conducted a sleigh ride to Westminster, January 16th. The barges were filled to overflowing and a fine spread greeted the hungry travelers upon their arrival. After the feast dancing was enjoyed and a very happy evening passed away all too soon. The party returned about midnight and all voted the affair one of the biggest 82 social successes of the season. The committee in charge were Alfred Felch, chairman, Alice Ashline, Rachel Austin, Mary Fleming, William Colburn, and Harold Wray. Red and Gray Night The second annual Red and (Tay Night was held in the Assembly Hall, Friday evening, January 18th. One of the most delightful and pleasing readers had been chosen to read “Miss Hobbs,” namely Mrs. Pooler Rice. After the reading members of the High School orchestra furnished music for dancing until 10.30. Junior Class Party The annual Junior Class Party was held Friday evening, February 9th, in Wallace Hall. The Toy Town Tavern Team furnished music for dancing until eleven thirty. Mr. and Mrs. Howe, Miss Waring and Mr. Frellick were the chaperons. A large kewpie with the class colors of purple and gold for clothes — such as they were — was cpiite conspicu- ous among the palms on the stage. Masquerade and Dance “The Silent Eight” composed of Robert Wilson, Edith Lish, Irene Goodwin, Beatrice Greene, Gladys Watson, William Colburn, Herman Rice, and John Ruddy, conducted a Masquerade Party on Monday evening, February 12th, in the Board of Trade Hall. The costumes were unique and of every color and description. It was the only dance ever conducted by a Senior Class that lasted until one o’clock. The affair W ' as a great success in every way and will long be remembered by those who were fortunate enough to be present. Prize Speaking Contest The annual Interclass Prize Speaking Contest was held in the Assembly Hall, Friday evening, April 20th. The programme was very interesting, those taking part being, Robert Bosquet, Beatrice Greene, Mabel Nelson, Herbert Bowen, John Hayes, Thelma Lovell, Richard Taylor, and Rachel Bruce. The judges. Prof. Frank Deerwester, Mrs. A. E. Perkins, and Miss Katherine Sprague awarded the prizes to Beatrice Greene, “Selecting Wall Paper” and Richard Taylor, “The Americanizing of Andre Francois.” Rachel Bruce and John Hayes received honorable mention. Hurray for ’17. 83 Second Senior Class Party The Second Senior Class Party took place in Wallcae Hall on the evening of May 4th. Music for dancing was played by the Toy Town Tav’ern Team until eleven o’clock. Banners and palms were used as decorations. xA fter one of the dances, red, white, and blue streamers were tossed down upon the dancers from the balcony. The committee in charge was iAgnes Fitzgibbons, chairman, Dorothy lepton. May Hill, Herbert Bowen, Robert Wilson, and Everett Deneen. The Junior-Senior Reception The Juniors gave us a swell time June 15th. It was in the form of an entertainment, a farce entitled: “Thank Goodness the Table’s Set.’’ Dancing followed the serving of refreshments. The committee in charge consisted of John Hayes, Chairman; William Brown, Thomas Connors, Olive Wright, Dorothy Mannix and Rhoda Hartwell. Thanks, awfully, hope you are treated as well next year. 84 OUR CLASS Favorite Name Known as Expression Pastime Thinks (s)he is Alice Ashline A1 or Baby Oh! Laughing Pretty classy Elsie Ashline Reddy Surely Killing the Blues Bashful Bertha Atwood Bertha I should think so Playing the piano C ute Rachel Austin Rae Oh, yes Running around A bill collector Carrol Bailey Red Oh. yes Looking important .A man! Hazel Ballou Hazel Thank you Studying . traveler Gertrude Barnicle Gert That crab! Strolling with Peggy Classy Eunice Bartling Euny Really? Reconnoitering at public library Quiet Marcia Beer Marcy That’s all right Making Bydy happy A lady Leon Belliveau Bell No-o Telling Helen he loves her Pitcher William Blake Bill I hope so .Athletics .An athlete Gertrude Bliss Gertie Now be sure! Going to church Stunning Dorothy Blood Dot “And things like that.” Trying to be heard A kidder David Borowsky Dave Cut it Blowing his horn The entire orchestra Herbert Bowen Herb. Well I should think Making love to D. L. Rah, rah, boy Florence Bragdon Sunshine Toots Is that so? Making reports A lightweight Gardner Brown Brownie Oh, yes! Athletics .A wit Rachel Bruce Ray Oh, dear! Getting A’s An authority Katherine Buckley Kitty I’ll eat my shirt! Kidding the boys Charlie’s Edith Burnet Edie Hello Getting the news straight Of least im- portance Mabel Cahill Mabe Wait till I tell you Five and Ten A winner Mabel Condon Shorty Come off Studying Popular Helen Connelly Cutey Now don’t Arriving late Sweet Walter Connor Walt Come on Drafting Hunter’s pet Future Occupation Scientificer Society Helle Cooking for Hubby Private Secretary Literary critic Tourist Fashion model Member of Anti- Smoke Union Housekeeper Red Sox Draftsman Suffragette .Chemist Fitchburg Band Broker Curber of the evils of dancing Coach School teacher Telephone operator Stenographer Stenographer School teacher Suffragette Designer 85 Name Known as Favorite Expression Pastime Thinks (s)he is p-uture Occupation Florence Covel! Babe Jumping Jose- phine Studying Engaged Social Worker Pearl Cox Pearl Oh, say. Writing notes Quiet Steno. Esther Cross E t. Of cour-:e Smiling Busy Nurse Miranda Dacey Queen of Ashby Oh, gee! . musing the males Heart breaker Ballet girl Mildred Daisy Milly I don’t know Shopping Xot tall Saleslady John V. Davis Bill Hi, guy Appearing busy IT Janitor Everett Deneen Evy You’re a fine one Conflabing with Anna S(mie bov Druggist Arthur Denomme Archy Yes Furniture mover Stove lifter Clerk Walter Donlon Brick Cut the rough stuff Steering Class of 1917 Still a youth F ' itchburg’s future mayor Marguerite Donovan Margy Really! Working Bill’s only Shirtshop lady Carl Donovan Pasty Sure Delivering messages Civics shark Loafer Margaret Dooling Peggy Surely Getting good marks Humble Teacher Helen Dow Dowie I guess so Movies Dignified Steno. Ida Dubinsky Ida Why! Reducing Studious Cook Mary Dunn :May Oh! Eating Waitress Proprietor of lunch counter Maude Durkin Maude Shure Throwing goo goo eyes Some flirt Piano teacher Anna Dwyer Anna Keep your shirt on! Trying to please Miss Dunn All Everett’s Milliner Alice Earls ’ Alice Oh, dear! St udying An actress Cook for hubby Edith Everman Edie Of course Working A banker Steno. Alfred Felch Tink Come awn Supporting Ayer line Football player Farmer Edith Filansky Filli Is that so? Bluffing Big Choir girl Israel Fine Issy I think so Arguing with Opie All right Pres, of Y. M. H. A. Austin Fish Coacii That’s wrong Traveling Civics shark Big league player Percy Fitzgerald Percy Oh, there Running about Cutup Barber Gertrude Flanagan Gert. Gee Movies Spring chicken Nurse Mary Fleming Mary My goodness Laughing Some kid Missionary Ernest Flynn dctrola Make me Making money Actor Lawyer Orrin Foss Fossie Hi, there Eating Bashful General Ruth Foss Ruthie Yes, but Giggling Cutup Politician Ruth Gerst Ruth Hello Riding a pony Yery calm Waitress Irene Goodwin Irene Oh! Flirting AvCtress Schoolmarm Beatrice Gorman Beat My, yes Studying Shark Stenographer 86 Favorite Name Known as Expression P tliel GreenburK Ethel O, I know Beatrice Greene Bee My lands Bancroft Hall Banny Ah, lady Aline Hannula Aune Goodness Catheryn Hassett Kit Oh, no Stanley Hassett Stan I should say Arthur Hauler Art Oh, baby May Healy Mary Oh, go on Paul Hebert Polly Help William Heisson Bill Hah! Aaron Herndon Aaron Hi! son Robert Hidden Bob Hello Ida Hietala Ida Oh, dear Alice Higgins Higgy I should say so May Hill May Is that so? Rebecca Howe Rebby Oh, surely Saimi Hukka Simy Hetto Enno Jamnback Jam Oh, yell Ellen Johnson Ella Yes, I know Milton Johnstone Mit Wow! Helen Joy Helen Why! Eileen Keating Elbe Hi John Keating Jack Oh, gee Elsie Keaveny Cutie Gosh Margaret Kennedy Peggy I dunno James Kielty Jimmie Say Cecile Labarge Cissy Honest? Hilma Lahti H ilma Surely Augustus Lane Lin Naw Evelyn Leonard Evy Why, I think so Dorothy Lilly Dot Sure F utiire Pastime Thinks fs)he is Occupation Smiling Studmit T eacher Talking Some kid Suffragist Being heard Some Bluffer •Actor Delving among books Some book- worm Librarian Studying Dignified Manicurist Laughing A Tech Shark Inventor Studying Bluffer V. M. Secy. Reading library books Latin shark School teacher Kidding everyone Roller-skater Policeman Walking Small Life-saver Athletics Civics shark Major-General Talking Kidder Chauffeur Bank clerk Big War nurse Reading Demure Teacher Blushing Studious Bride Walking Studious Lawyer Studies Some kid Dancing teacher Helping Pasty A man Tickling the ticker Working A lady ■A druggist Cutting up Dignified Congressman Riding Big Wife Movies Unnecessary Steno. Trying to kid Quinn A lady ' s man Dancing Instruct- or Primping Cunning Eashion model Trying to be a heart breaker Shorthand shark Suffragette Getting to school on time Chem. shark Druggist Notional A shark Insurance Agent Studying Musician Teacher Speeding his Lizzie Somebody Gent’s furnish- ings Running the Bos. Confectionary Some soda jerk Chocolate dipper Helping others Herb’s or Slingo’s Private Secretary 87 Name Known Favorite as Expression Pastime Thinks (s)he is Future Occupation Edith Lish Edie •Now, listen Conversing with Pop A bluffer Movie actress Thelma Lovell Lovey Goodness Flirting Star student Elocutionist Alice Lundberg A1 Oh, yes Writing and an- swering notes?? Amiable Amusing Jimmie Marion Madigan Marion I have it Looking busy Shorthand star Music teacher Dorothy Maggs Maggie Now stop Kidding the teachers Cute Waitress Helmi Malin Helmi Size 36 Ragging the scale Studious N urse Harold Malloy Milo Match for the eats Eating Poet Speculator Leta Marshall Leta Yes, indeed Making others happy Studious Essayist Dorothy Marshall Dot Well, I don’t know Reciting Possessor of much G. M. Clerk Fred Matthews Matt Coming to me? Riding his foot- mobile Motor pacer Dare devil driver James McCarron Mike By the tre- mendous score of Writing a diction- ary- Orator Clergyman Agatha McCarthy Aggie Va. studying Quiet Nurse girl Charles McCarthy Mac Yuh Bluffing Singer Bell boy- Paul McElroy Pat Plank ' im one Getting by easily Our smallest Elevator boy Edward McHugh Twin Probably Running the Class Book An asylum Big League Man- ager James McHugh Mac Having a good time? Kidding the — s An actor Holy- Cross coach Harold Mclnerney Alac Bad as ever P.eciting Classy dresser Clothing salesman Florence McKay Flossie Really Studying Some chicken Doctor Mary McLaughlin Mamie Oh, dear now Getting A’s A pianist Music instructor Loretta McNamara Mac I don’t think so. Preparing pure food Sweet Actress Theodore Merriam Teddy I know — but Getting in right Author Professor Helen Moeckel Moecky Sure! Giggling Daisy- Florist George Moriarty Son! Ah! the plot thickens Carrying books around Official drum carrier Fruit stand Mildred Morv;e Peter Montville Harold Muir Milly Monty Punk Say, Al — That right? What Looking through specs Sliding thru the line Football Lady- Me Beth A bowler Strong man Lady politician Tailor Wrestler Elinor Mulvey Elinor No, sir Bluffing Miss Smith Attractive Clerk in Depart- ment store Joseph Murley Bishop Don’t get ex- cited Admiring Miranda A machinist Telegraph opera- tor 88 Favorite Future Name Known as Expression Pastime Thinks (s)he is Occupation Aaron Nadler Moses Hall-o Acting as general critic Putting one ovei Pres, of Y. M. H. A. Clementine Neilon Clem Hello, there Movies Some scholar Deaness Hilda Nelson Hilda Goodness Getting up in the A. M. All right Social worker Edward Nichols Eddy Why? Keeping the F. and In Pat’s class L. alive .Agriculturist Edwin Nilson Eddie Perhaps Throwing the bull Hunter Mechanic Lilly Nikula Lil Oh, yes Studying Typist Teacher Dorothy Noyse Noisy Huh Running about Small but ne- ces.sary Private secretary Kingman Oaknian Kingy Ha? Running .An athlete Salesman James O’Connor Oscar You ought’a see my girls Mr. Hunter Throwing the heifei f Tough mug Traffic cop Marie O’Connor Marg Yes, but Pleasing the boys Flashy dresser Owner of gown shop Mary O’Connor Patricia Well St udying civics ( ' ivies shark Schoolmarm Helen O’Donnell Helena Is that so now? Staying after school Smart Gabber Steven O’Hora Steve What da ya say, Jack? Attending parties Regular guy Chauffeur Mary O’Neill Mamie Is that so? Keeping quiet Big Stenographer Lester Osier Leo The other day I— Distributing hot air Quite a boy Bell hop Clarke Overheiser Fat I guess so Athletics Star athlete Professor Dorothy Page Dot Oh, my! Working for F. G. E. L. Co. A star in econo- A typist mics Anna Parker Annie Oh! Talking A shark Short story writer Byron Parker Bydy Who, me? Escorting Marcia A dancer Ford salesman Halbert Parkhurst Hab I will not Bluffing Opie In right Woodbutcher Hester Parks Het Coffee rolls Appearing busy .A wit Authoress Adeline Peabody Adel Well- Writing letters Light weight Bostonian Arnold Perron Dink Well Going to church Good bluffer A missionary ? George Peters Turk This way out Rejuvenating deli- cate footwear Musician Dentist Alice Proctor Alice Yes, I know but Studying astrono- my A friend of Mr. Howarth Astromoner Dorothy Pudvah Dot Oh, no Pushing the keys In her own class Hello girl Charles Quinlan Nagger Well, I didn’t do it Kidding Miss Dunn A comedian Fish dealer 89 Favorite Future Name Known as Expression Pastime Thinks (s)he is Occupation Joseph Quinn nus E-yah- Playing basketball Hard guy Social lion Mabelle Rand Ma-belle Well, Major says Gabbing (rood orator Suffragette Mary Reardon May Ha! Ha! Ha! Laughing Pleasing Owner Good now Pear- son Frederick Regan Ted ’Tis a large evening Looking innocent Lady killer J Clergyman William Reilly Bill Hullo Looking happy In love Donlon’s sidekick Sophia Reinherdt Sophy How do you do? Walking Some belle Suffragette W. Herman Rice Hermy Oh, lady Running Some sport Watch factory Katherine Riordan Kitty O say Meditating O. K. Waitress Elizabeth Robinson Betty Is that so? Winning prizes Slim Music composer Mary Rourke Rourky Jimminy Going with travel- ing salesmen Coquettish Nurse John Ruddy Jack Well, as it now stands Teaching the girls to dance Debator Lawyer Donald Sands Don Well — what do Starting an argu- think? ment Always inno- cent Estimator Dorothy Sawyer Dot Oh, yes Running things All wrong Missionary Timothy Sheehan Tim Get out Athletics Poor player Champion all around athlete Margaret Smith Rita Oh, no Running around Witty Teacher William Smith Edgar Fat chance Running Half miler Office boy Roland Spaulding Fat Watch “Quin- nie” Lugging his violin In company with Jake Quack Dr. Harold Starkey Spats I don’t see how Trying to get by A weaver Head boy scout Robert Starkey Bob Oh, yes Grinding The cheese Ovvner Dry Goods store John .Story Johnny Oh, slush! Tagging after the girls Some lion Farmer Beatrice Strickland Bee Hi, there Enticing the males V ' ery cute Key pounder Hattie Strobel Hat My goodness Shopping Reserved Clairvoyant Edw’ard Sullivan Teddy Nuthin’ to it Helping Depserate Desmond Big for his size Reporter Gertrude Sullivan Sully Oh, Lordy Writing to Phil Phil’s for good Clerk Mary Sullivan May Mercy Combing her hair Some kid Hairdresser Lilly Swanson Lil Hello dear Drawing pictures Busybody Artist Mary Sweeney Mary Hello Running about An actress Riding in a fliver Margaret Sweeney Maud Really? Studying A scholar Sporting around Marion Talcott Marion I don’t know Delivering C. T.’s mail A blonde A missionary 90 Name Known as Fav ' orite Expression Pastime Thinks (s)he is Future Occupation George Thomas Jack How’s the boy Having a good time Tough guy Big League ball player Marie Townsend Marie Add Fiddling Spanish shark Musician Maurice Townend Moxie That so? Red and Gray Some boy President of bank Ernest Tucker Erny Me? Looking important Way up Bank clerk Harold Tucker Hay Sure Basketball A city chap Welder of F. L. Dorothy Upton Dot Clever Dancing Clev er Dancing teacher Claude " aillant Desperate Desmond Oh, yts Running the Sen- tinel Fiditor Office boy Carolyn Watson Cal Really now Getting good marks .V piano player Music teacher Gladys Watson Blondie Chowder Flirting .■ n added at- tratcion Candy shop Elizabeth Whittemore Betty Well, I’ve read so many Riding a mount •An authority Old Ladies’ Home matron Robert Wilson Bob Nothing like that. Parties Heartbreaker Benedict Edward Wolfe Count Oh, ye gods. Occupying Zita’s time Bashful Banker Grace Woods Grade O, say Talking Important Court Steno. Lillian Woods Mildred Woodward Lilly Milly Just as you say Say, I’ve got something to tell you Studying?? Getting by Sport A flirt Red Cross Nurse Missionary?? Harold Wray Snip I know but — Playing the traps Drummer Clown 91 CLASS POEM ’Twas lobster I had eaten Two weeks ago tonight And the aftermath of dining Brought many things to light. Each member of our dear old class I viewed in future days So now I will unfold to you The scene from out the haze. Miss Parks has a job on the great staff of Life Her jokes please each maiden as well as each wife. Joe Quinn is an actor with care free domain, A matinee idol without manners vain. Miss Durkin I see, the scene is the same As his leading lady, she may change her name. The next is Bill Riley, policital boss At many elections the winning “dark hoss.” Miss Condon’s a model for Houghton Dutton, While Blake runs the business now managed by Sutton. Miss Woodward is running a milliner’s shop. While Jimmie O’Connor’s our new traffic cop. Snip Wray as a drummer is with Sousa’s band. As a really good drummer is quite in demand. Miss Healy is teaching the children to add. This teaching profession is sure quite a fad. G. Brown is industrious, from what I see He works in the bank from nine until three. M. Townend’s a golfer with style so superb. Next Steven O’Horo with dope on the curb. The scene I’m now viewing is one full of pep For Shank is a coach with a barrel of rep. Elsie Ashline is married and living out West Mr. Fish is a farmer, his “taters’’ are best. Miss Fitzgibbons is leading a suffrage campaign Will girls out of politics ever remain? Bob Wilson is still wooing girls by the score While Hebert is running a grocery store. 92 C. Donovan, “Pasty” is telegraph king, No more does he speed like a bird on the wing. Ted Merriam still is his mama’s dear boy But God only knows what will happen to Mallox’. Braves’ Field I now view, and in looking about The sights that I see nearly give me the gout. Tim Sheehan is pitching the Braves to a win, While Parker and Davis are playing like sin. The Giants, their opponents have men of our class John Keating and Felch are out there pulling grass. The umps are Dineen and Herb Bowen today, “Hot peanuts,” yells Sullivan, throughout the fray. Then as I leave this field of my joys Who do I meet but two ’17 boys, B. Hall and Bob Hidden, both millionaires now A gym for our High School they both make a vow. Quite happy at seeing these classmates of mine I went to a circus, and stood in line. Was surprised at a face that I knew very well Brick Donlon was barker, with tickets to sell. I greeted our boss with a shake of the hand And he smiled his old smile from up there in the stand. “To SPZVENTEEN members admission is free” So I walked in the big sights to see. While watching the acrobats flying thru air Imagine my shock, for Hay Tucker was there. The next that I saw was a clown in the ring, ’Twas little Ed Nichols attempting to sing! The next of the sawdust ring had the name “Queen” But li’l Mandy Dacy could hardly be seen; She rode every horse in a style a ' la ' mode And the more men applauded the faster she rode. O. Foss and K. Oakman trained elephants led. While Nilson quite lavishly huge monkeys fed. Of a sudden a curtain was swung to one side And the pageant was on, advertised near and wide. Misses Ashline and Austin had two leading roles While Dorothy Blood was the tender of tolls. H. Starkey, a nobleman, loved dear a maid. Bee Greene was the fair one who acted afraid. The villian, Pete Montville, a bucanneer bold. With Fifty Dark Deeders laid all good men cold. George Moriarty and Matthews, his pals. Were kidnapping rich men and good looking “gals.” Fat Overheiser was king of them all His delight was his troops that came at his call. 93 Flo Bragclon, Miss Buckley, and P ' lannigan too. Were some of his dancers but only a few. Fitzgerald, a knight of a lost ancient class Presented the Queen with some fresh sassafras. The Queen, Her Majesty. Miss Edith Lish, Quite resented this knight with his sassfras dish. Of suitors she had full a score nearly thrice. Including C. Quinlan. A. Perron and Rice. A duel was then fought by L. Belliveau W ' ith little Shrimp Flynn within the Queen’s view But the courtiers, one J. McHugh and J. Ruddy Soon stopped the combat, and hurt was nobody. The show being over I soon came across The Misses G. Watson, A. Earls, and Ruth Foss Old ’17 days we discussed with their glory. When all of a sudden who spied us but Story. Soon lunch was suggested outside the cafe And in we all sauntered and met Flo McKay. T ordered our dinners from Miss McNamara, And had what is called “a ' la’ Turk ze Sahara.” Near the gate on the grounds was a stand selling cream ’Twas here that McElroy and Muir let off steam. We bought several cones and found they were made By Miss Helen Joy and Ruth Gerst at their trade. Then to the sideshow I wiggled my way ’Twas different there for I had to pay! A band was installed at the entrance inside Which David Borowsky sure led with some pride. Beside it was Heisson, a giant of today. The next one was Hauler, tatooed every way. A. Xadler was holding a tube to the skies. He poses as an ancient with foretelling eyes. Miss Mary Sweeney, an artist disclosed While Dorothy Lilly, in pantomime, posed. Walt Connors, a master of all the Black Art Had Peters as subject and gave me a start: He asked me what people I would like to see, I answered, “My classmates,” with maximum glee. Behold then, he called to a screen not in vain I saw pictures of Porter and Parkhurst and Lane. And then as I watch I soon see appear M iss Connelly, Pearl Cox, and sweet Marcia Beer. The next from old Paris gave all modern dances. And little Miss Upton quite set us in trances. Miss Dubinsky, the fat girl was surely a roar. While Starkey, the midget, was near to the floor. 94 Slender Miss Smith was next to Miss Fatty And to the comparer the former looked natty. I looked at my watch, ‘twas a (piarter to nine, So I boarded a train on the B. M. line. Brick Donlon and 1 arrived at the school In time to let Brick the Reunion rule. The baufiuet finished he called to each one To relate what they did so that all might have fun. Klsie Jalkanen, the first to arise Said that she helped to turn out glass eyes. Adeline Peabody, next took the floor, ‘I’ve gone into vaudeville where I’ve learned to score.” ‘I sweep out the office ’fore others get in.” ’Twas Sullivan spoke, then spoke up Miss Malin. ‘I keep accounts for a firm in New York.” And now Mike McFarron, ‘‘A parish in Cork.” Margaret Sweeney sat down with the following dope: ‘I’m a strong suffragette and with all men can cope.” Miss Greenberg arose. “I’m for Cohen bookkeeping.” Then Murley explodes. “A fortune I’m seeking.” Now Cecile Labarge was up on her feet, ‘I’ve been running for office and haven’t been beat.” Miss Atwood said, “Married and happy am I.” ‘Ditto, but not so,” said Wolfe with a sigh. C. Bailey said, “I’m a teacher of dancing.” But someone yelled out; “Oh, Carroll means prancing.’ Miss Dorothy Maggs waved her arms in the air And said as Miss Tanguay does, “Oh, I don’t care.” G. Thomas, so bashful in years gone before. Had been married some time but he said, “It’s a bore.’ Miss Fleming arose then with joy in her eyes, ‘In the movies, you know, I’m a star of some size.” Dot Pudvah was next and she said with a smile, ‘I’m champion girl typist, each minute a mile.” The next Ernest Tucker with silk hat and cane, Confided ’bout millions and acted quite vain. Hazel Ballou with a smile and a wink Said, “I have a hubby who does not touch drink.” Miss Sawyer said, “I’m taking lessons in art. And no one as yet has quite stolen my heart.” Marion Madigan stood then with pleasure And said that her typewriter is her real treasure. ‘I am a motor maid,” clamored Miss Dunn. ‘And I conductor,” Miss Dow said. “It’s fun.” ‘I have a te a-room,” said Coy Gerty Bliss. 95 “And I am a patron,” chirped most every Miss. The next, Rebby Howe, with a ring in her voice. Said she had done nothing and hadn’t a choice. Fat Spaulding arose with his fiddle in hand He said, “Fm an expert.” We all said, “You’re canned.” H. Mclnerney announced he was working Then without smiling he said, “I am clerking.” Gert Barnicle told us reporting’s her calling. Fred Regan’s a preacher to save souls from falling. Miss Dwyer, the next, is engaged to Deneen Miss Proctor then told us that all men are mean. “A ward for a rich man is soft,” said Miss Page Then Aune Hannula said, “Same for the cage!” Miss Bartling, a milliner, tells of her line And Arthur Denomme says, “Furniture’s mine.” Miss Bruce with a flourish tipped sh e’d been abroad. While Hassett said he spent his time with the rod. McCarthy then stood, “Fm a singer,” said he. It’s now Jimmie Kielty, “A drugstore for me.” Ida Hietala’s a bookkeeping girl While Osier enjoys this life’s merry whirl. Bee Strickland allowed she was still at the keys: Next Dorothy Marshall said “I’m growing peas.” Misses Cpvell, I. Goodwin, A. Parker and Cross All chirped they were newlyweds without a loss. Miss Edith Burnett, Misses Cahill and Rand Are all classy dressmakers, sewing by hand. Miss Townsend, at Burbank, is caring for cases Young Valliant, detective, said all he wants’ traces. “I own a shirt-shop and make shirts galore,” Miss Donovan added, “And Bill runs a store.” Miss Efverman next quite shyly arose And said about husbands, “Oh, I’ve one of those.” The next Cathryn Hassett, “A hairdresser I” Then Sophia Reinhardt, “I make famous pie.” Don Sands, with a, “Hey, there,” said, “I drive a nag.” ’Twas Shumway came back with an old time worn gag. “If a Ford is an auto what can A. Bugbee?” He said that from Life he had won his degree. Miss Mulvey then stood with a hand on her head. Her rings sported diamonds, “I’m married” she said. The next Hilma Lahti, “A cook,” she declared While Edger Smith said it wasn’t he who cared. Miss Lita Marshall a bank steno is. We’re told Issy Fine has established a “bizz”. 96 Marie O’Connor whined, “Ribbons and lace’’ And then Mr. Vassy .said, “I’m quite a l)oss.’’ Next Lilly Swanson spoke, “Cake is my hobb ' .’’ Miss Robinson then sighted, “They all call me Robby.’’ Small P2ino Jamnback declared, “I’m a jockey.’’ Then Nickerson mumbled, “My road’s hard and rocky.’ Miss Higgins arose, said, “A lawyer am I.’’ Soon up jumped Miss Noyes with a light in her eye, “I’ve practiced economy, hubby is sore” Miss Leonard said “Same here, but never no more”. Miss McCarthy then added, “A governess now.” While Eddie McHugh said, “I help milk a cow.” Misses Kennedy, Lovell, Nikula and Hill Have all married cute little fellows named Bill. “A typist am I, ” Miss C. Watson said. Then Johnstone came back with, “I work with my head Miss Boissineau now draws attention She’s looked for that lost fourth dimension. The next one, Miss Moeckel, is a clerk. While Miss Hukka has married a Turk. “I’m an artistic cook,” said Miss Keating. Miss Nelson said, “Rugs I am beating.” Miss Neilon is running a cloak-cleaning shop, A teacher. Miss Keaveny, of every hop. Miss Johnson ’s a typist and so is Miss Gorman, Miss Talcott’s enjoyed the reform of the Mormon. Edith Filansky has married Nathaniel, While Miss Alice Lundberg has wedded her Daniel. Mary McLaughlin the ivories tickles. Then Lillian Woods said, “I just love .sweet pickles.” Miss Mason is in business disposing of candy. While Miss Mary Rourke said that reading is dandy. Katherine Riordan’s a shining reporter And Miss Annie Newcombe at work as a sorter. M. Sullivan said, “I make each kind of shirt.” Marie O’Connor chimed, “I’m just a flirt.” Miss Hattie Strobel is a great social worker, Helen O’Donnell is far from a shirker. Misses Reardon, O’Neill, and Sullivan claim That the teaching profession is not quite so tame. Grace Woods then arose and said with some pride, “I’m for anti-suffrage, and on the right side.” A silence prevails, then our prexy is heard He raves ’bout the meeting and says ’twas a bird. And now there’s hand clasping, good wishes and such. Just then the landlay came round for a touch I 97 CAST Ol- SICNIOK ( ' LASS rLA ■ THE CLASS PLAY “The Rivals,” Sheridan’s famous play, was presented to a crowded house in Cumming’s Theatre, on the evening of May 11. The play was under the direction of Miss Helen F. Stratton and the costumes were made by the sewing classes of Miss Alice B. Hoyt. The perform- ance was a great success and it was the unanimous opinion that the play was the best given by any class in the history of the school. A second performance was arranged for the benefit of the American Red Cross on the evening of June 8, in Cumming’s Theatre. Here again the house filled to overflowing which speaks volumes for the work of Miss Stratton. Between the acts the High School Orchestra rendered selections under the direction of Miss Alice Pepin. Incidental music was furnished by Miss Carolyn Watson. After the performance on Friday, June 8, the cast was banqueted at the P ' ay Club. THE CAST Lydia Languish Lucy Julia Mrs. Malaprop Sir Anthony Absolute . Captain Jack Absolute Fag Faulkland Bob Acres Sir Lucius O’Trigger . . David Rachel W. Austin Alice C. Ashline Irene P. Goodwin Hester Parks John T. Ruddy . G. Bancroft Hall ■ Robert P. Hidden James P. McHugh Theodore E. Merriam Walter P. Donlon Ernest V. Flynn The following committees, one from the Faculty and one from the Senior Class, deserve mention for their splendid work. Faculty Committe e Miss Helen F. Stratton, Chairman. John T. Howarth, Tickets. Miss Bertha L. Sherwin, Information. Miss Alice B. Hoyt, Costumes. From the Senior Class Walter Donlon, Chairman Agnes Fitzgibbon Dorothy Blood David Borowsky Beatrice Greene Robert Hidden Edward McHugh Dorothy Upton Gladys Watson Robert Wilson 99 THE FACULTY THE FACULTY Charles T. Woodbury, Principal James M. McNamara, Mabel L. Allen Clarence N. Amiott Bessie M. Banyea Dorothy L. Blodgett . . Alice W. Brown Katherine R. Buckley Done. Clark James A. Chalmers. . . . Martine H. Chase. . . . William H. Dooling. . . William J. Dooling. . . . Anna E. Dunn tRalph S. Frellick . . . Alice C. Fuller Helen Gile Maud L. Gifford Mabel Harrington Margreta S. Hastings . Hattie L. Hawley John T. Howarth G. H. Harmon Frank M. Howe Alice B. Hoyt William B. Hunter.. . . Annie K. Kirby Harry W. Leland Grace M. Lombard . . . . Alonzo W. Lowe Mary B. Lyons Ellen G. McGrath .... Josie S. Miner Ethel L. Peabody . . . . Alice R. Pepin Katherine G. Powers. . Clifford Ronan Assistant Principal, Physics Special W’ork Physical Director Stenography, Writing Ancient History, English English Shorthand Manual Training Chemistry Secretary Algebra, Arithmetic, English English, Latin, Cireek English Bookeeping, Commercial Law French Lunch Room Latin, Bookkeeping, English Drawing Arithmetic, Algebra Algebra, Arithmetic Biology . . . . Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry Mathematics, Physic s Sewing Director of Industrial Training Bookkeeping Director of Manual Arts German, English . . . .Geometry, Spanish, Mathematics Ancient History, English History, English Typewriting German, English Stenography, Writing French Commercial Geography, Bookkeeping 101 Charles Rogers Bertha L. Sherwin Mary C. Smith Lulu B. Smith Jessie Smith Eileen K. Smith Helen h ' . Stratton Clara B. Tozier Orra E. Underhill Lucy B. Wyman Resigned tLeave of absence to go to Plattsburg Mechanical Drawing Librarian Civics, Stenography Physical Culture French, English tinglish Latin, Arithmetic, Algebra Asst. Chemistry Sewing 102 1917 WORKERS Chief Marshal for Class Day Parade Junior and Senior Years William J. Reilly Class Pin Committee Chairman Maurice Townend, Dorothy Sawyer, May Healy, Florence Covell, Helen Connolly, James McHugh, Robert Wilson. Class Motto Committee Chairman Edward McHugh, Dorothy Upton, Hester Parks. Class Flower Committee Chairman Clark Overheiser, Marie O’Connor, Alice Ashline. Class Color Committee Chairman Everett Deneen, Robert Hidden, Margaret Dooling, Elsie Ashline, Eunice Bartling. Junior Class Party Committee Chairman Joseph Perault, Harold Wray, William Colburn, Edith Lish, Bancroft Hall, Rachel Austin, Miranda Dacey, Mary Fleming. Junior Reception to Senior s Committee Chairman Robert Hidden, John Ruddy, Maud Durkin, Mary Sulli- van, Ernest Flynn, Alice Earls, Orrin Foss. Flag Committee Chairman Agnes Fitzgibbon, Mary Reardon, Rachel Austin, Alice Ashline, Gladys Watson. First Senior Class Party Committee Chairman J. William Davis, May Hill, Marcia Beer, Elinor Mulvey, David Borowsky, Edgar Smith, Claude Valliant. Sleigh Ride Committee Chairman Alfred Felch, Alice Ashline, Rachel Austin, Mary Flem- ing, William Colburn, Harold Wray. Masquerade Committee Robert Wilson, Irene Goodwin, Beatrice Greene, Edith Lish, Gladys Watson, William Colburn, Herman Rice, John Ruddy. 103 Class Photographer Committee Chairman Harold W’ray, Gladys Watson, Aaron Xadler. Class Play Committee Chairman Walter Donlon, Agnes Fitzgibbon, David Borowsky, Dorothy Upton, Robert Wilson, Gladys Watson, Beatrice Greene, Edward McHugh, Robert Hidden, Dorothy Blood. Second Senior Class Party Committee Chairman Agnes Fitzgibbon, Dorothy Upton, May Hill, Herbert Bowen, Robert Wilson, Everett Deneen. Red Cross Committee Chairman Dorothy Upton, Marguerite Donovan, Elsie Keaveny, Adeline Peabody. Class Day Cheers and Songs Committee Chairman Alice Ashline, William Davis, Miss Brown, Miss Dunn, Edith Lish, Agnes Eitzgibbon. Promenade Committee Chairman Robert Hidden, Eunice Bartling, Margaret Dooling, James McHugh, Edgar Smith, Ernest Tucker, Mabelle Rand, Ruth Foss, Elizabeth Robinson, Mary O’Connor. 104 OFFICERS OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, 1916-1917 Executive Staff President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, Faculty Advisor, Alumni Advisor Managers Football Manager, Football Captain, Basketball Manager, Basketball Captain, Baseball Manager Baseball Captain, Track Manager, Track Captain William Davis Stephen O’Horo Charles T. Woodbury James M. McNamara Dr. Francis McMurry and Captains James P. McHugh T7 Harold Shumway T7 Clarence N. Amiott Gardner W. Brown T7 Edward I. McHugh T7 Thomas Shea T8 John J. Ruddy ’17 William Davis ’17 Coach Clarence N. Amiott 106 ATHLETICS The season of 1916-1917 was an all important one in the athletic career of the Fitchburg High School. The far-famed Wachusett League is no longer in existence, it having been supplanted by the Massachusetts High School Athletic Association. This association is a combination of practically all the large high schools in Massachusetts. Conseciuently all the schools in this league play under the same laws and rules. Another important event in the career of Athletics in the F. H. S., is the donation of what is known as Crocker Field. This field, when completed will be one of the best in New England, and in years to come, when the Fitchburg High School will carry away the trophies of victory, it cannot but reflect upon the generosity of one of Fitchburg’s most prominent citizens, Mr. Alvah Crocker. Although the Class of 1917 will be unable to enjoy the privileges of this magnificent gift, it is our earnest wish that the athletic career of the F. H. S. in years to come, will be even more successful than it has during the past. We were again very fortunate in having the services of Clarence N. Amiott as coach, and this accounts in a large measure, for the success that has attended us in our athletics this year, and as we, the Class of 1917, leave this institution and sail out on to the sea of life, we wish to extend our best wishes to Coach Amiott, whose untiring efforts have spelled victory and success for the F. H. S. OUR COACH There was a young fellow, not lucky, but game, Who from the bushes quite huskily came. He landed in F. H. S. nine years ago And made all athletic teams, right in a row. He played a great game with the football contenders. In order to see him the fans rode on fenders. The Basketball season came up with a rush. And the kid made opponents look very like mush. Full of ‘‘pep” and ability, no one could stop him. And seldom it was that his rivals could “flop” him. As catcher in baseball he shone like a star. While down around third he played above par. In track as a dasher he showed his high speed And gave us a “rep”, just the kind that we need. But also at studies he worked with a will. While ever he pestered ‘‘Industrial Bill.” He decided while playing, a coach he would be, So he worked with a will, the result you can see. Each team he has coached, a winner has been. And trophies all over the school may be seen. 107 FOOTBALL TEAM FOOTBALL The PTotball season is one which the F. H. S. should feel i:)roud of. Through the efforts of Coach Clarence N. Amiott, a fast team was whipped into condition, which fought valiantly from start to finish and their efforts were constantly crowned with victory after victory. Much credit is due Coach Amiott for his splendid w ' ork in turning out such a successful aggregation. Credit is also due Manager McHugh for the efficient manner in which he managed the team. At the close of the season the letter men unanimously elected Joseph Darcy ’18, captain of next years’ team, and Francis Shea ’18, manager. Summary , F. H. S. 25 F. H. S. 24 F. H. S. 49 F. H. S. 18 F. H. S. 0 F. H. S. 38 F. H. S. 33 F. H. S. 61 F. H. S. 40 F. H. S. 47 F. H. S. 27 F. H. S. 15 F. H. S. 377 Shirley Industrial School 0 Worcester High School of Commerce 0 Leominster 0 Gardner 0 Lowell 12 Lawrence Academy 0 Cushing Academy 2nd 13 Gardner 0 Worcester Classical High School 10 Belmont 0 Leominster 0 Weymouth 0 Opponents 35 The Team McHugh, Manager Shumway, Captain Davis 1. h. b. Brown f. b. Montiville r. h. b. O’Connor e. Parker e. Colburn t. Shea g. Overheiser g. Walsh t. Darcy q. b. Muir t. Sheehan e. Donlon g. Keating 1. h. b. O’Horo g. Felch 1. h. b. 109 Scene at Basket Ball Banquet at Mr. Brown’s Home 111 UASKIC’I ' UALL ' I ' I•:AM Basketball The basketball season was a triiim[)haiU one for the H earers of ti e Red and Gray. The team was only defeated once, and on this occasion the boys fought against heavy odds. Until they lost this game they had a claim on the State Championship, but they certainly did their best, and nothing more could be expected of them. Every man on the team acquitted himself nobly, and it was this spirit of team-work that brought victory into the ranks of the F. H. S. At the close of the season Louis Morin ’19, was honored with the captaincy of next years team, and no doubt he will keep up his excellent record of the past. Summary F. H. S. 52 Leicester Academy 5 F. H. S. 40 Alumni 31 F. H. S. 27 Cushing Academy 2d 13 F. H. S. 26 Gardner High School 9 F. H. S. 23 Leominster High School 17 F. H. S. 44 Milford H. S. 26 F. H. S. 46 Clinton H. S. 16 F. H. S. 35 Leominster H. S. 19 F. H. S. 29 Gardner H. S. 15 F. H. S. 25 Woonsocket H. S. 36 F. H. S. 32 Milford H. S. 16 F. H. S. 389 203 The Team Brown 1. b. Morin 1. f. Quinn c, Austin c. Blake r. b. Parker r. f. 113 I basp:ball team BASEBALL The Baseball season was also a victorious one for the Red and Gray. We were somewhat handicapped by the loss of some of the first string men of last year, nevertheless a first class team was worked into shape through the careful guidance of Coach Amiott. Some strong teams were listed on the schedule, but the boys played some very fast games and it was only by small margins that they were nosed out of victories. However, we feel proud of them, and hope that the teams in years to come will prove even more successful. F. H. S. 2 Orange H. S. 3 F. H. S. 2 Athol H. S. 9 F. H. S. 5 Cushing Academy 2nd 1 F. H. S. 8 Assumption College 2 F. H. S. 19 Leominster 1 F. H. S. 10 Worcester South H. 3 F. H. S. 10 Gardner H. S. 0 F. H. S. 2 Keene 3 F. H. S. 2 Keene 0 F. H. S. 3 Lawrence Academy 4- F. H. S. Leominster (cancelled) F. H. S. Hudson High School F. H. S. Gardner The Team Darcy c. Parker 3d base Friis s. s. Shea 1st base Kivlan r. f. Vincellette p. Brown c. 1. Woodcombe p. Montville p. 1. f. Carpinella r. f. Morin 2d base Blake 1. f. 115 WEARERS OF THE “F” 1916-1917 Managers James P. McHugh T7, Football Edward I. McHugh ’17, Baseball John J. Ruddy ’17, Track Captains Harold D. Shumway ’17, Football Thomas A. Shea ’18, Baseball Gardner W. Browm ’17, Basketball Brown ’17 Football Muir ’17 Colburn ’18 O’Connor ’17 Darcy ’18 Overheiser ’17 Davis ’17 O’Horo ’17 Donlon ’17 Parker ’17 Felch ’17 Sheehan ’17 Keating ’17 Shea ’18 Montville ’17 Walsh ’19 Austin ’18 Basketball Parker ’17 Blake ’17 Quinn ’17 Morin ’19 Blake ’17 Baseball Montville ’17 Brown ’17 Morin ’19 Carpinella ’19 Parker ’17 Darcy ’18 Friis ’18 Shea ’18 Vincellette ’18 Kivlan ’18 Woodcombe ’18 116 RELAY June 23, 1916, was a memorable day in the history of the Class of 1917. Amid the blare of trumpets, the students of the F. H. S. marched on this day to the Pearl Street Fair Grounds, where a mighty contest, to decide the supremacy of the two upper classes, took place. The wearers of the Green and Gold were mum and said nothing but at the same time a huge surprise was in store for the Class of 1916. Confident of victory the wearers of the Blue and Gold prepared for the mighty struggle to prove (as they thought) their supremacy over the Class of 1917. But much to their dismay, from the very start of this mighty relay of 15 miles the boys of T7 set the pace and held it until the finish, defeat- ing the boys of T6 and bringing joy and happiness into the ranks of the Class of 1917. The victorious team, then adjourned to Whalom, where they were repaid for their efforts, by a bountiful repast served by the faculty. In connection with this grand event we must not forget the name of Mr. James Chalmers of the faculty who willingly coached the boys, and trained them in such a splendid manner. William Davis certainly proved to be a good captain, and worked hard to bring the race to a successful conclusion. Mr. Chalmers has again consented to coach the boys for the Relay race this year, and there is no doubt that with such a splendid coach as he, the Class of 1917 will again be victorious. Alfred Felch has been elected Captain and he too, will do much to uphold that wonderful record that has followed in the path of the Class of 1917. 117 ? 4 i .»V C •, ' -7 ' ■ - ' -v . •j, L V ■ ■ V- ' i ■ ' ; 3 r pi|t IFratprnity ariinpr llrnuin Utlbur ISromn 3amrH QIartiungl|t ICratpr Olliarira ®atrr (Ekrk ®u rl|rtarr %nrg (ttnprl f rkitta iSanalb Qll abmtrk § atiba Ifrthtxuk WxhBttv (iForgp Artl ur ilaunr? 05art{|uiatt (Hamurnb lErnpat 3Fr0brrtrk Slurkrr NEWMAN CLUB Npuimau Club PrraiJirul liator Paul Snulutt Utcp-J rraiftmt 3amfa Patrtrk iMrMugli rrrplarii (Srur r iEufrrtt Spu pu SrpaBitrrr WtUtam StpUif Artiur lErmbrra lEiuuarJi p trr Walft Ebuiarb Sguattus flrMu li Eru fit Uturrut iFlyuu Sua pll (Eoru ltufi Oputun Maruli iflallog Harulii iFraurta MMxmm Marulb iUrJurrupg Paul Abulgli li hrrt Mtlltam Sl amaa iFallou (ttlauJiF 3oa?gl| ISalUaut (illjumaa i urg iEaibiiru Snualii Utlltam Eutpu (Earl Agplrtuu Suunitau iFrriirrtrk Snlgt S gau Sanu ' a Auirrui KtpUg Paul Sua gli Halali Subprt IFraurta Utlanu 3ul|u iFraurta Subbg Oirurg? iFraurta HHurtartg ®ttttutl|g iFraurta l|r l|au § trgl|pu Sua pli ®’Muru Sgruu i ugli Parkrr 3ol|u Ero ICraltug ®l)umaa Alugatua LAMBDA SIGMA ICambiia tgtna iFralprmtg Arttbp iErmbrrs iSnbrrt Pratt Ifibbrn lEbtuarb l ttrtirnrk i|aU Ktngalrii IKtttrrii r 3Houiartl| (Srargr lanrroft l|all llrurr Abama Slaltrr AUrn Auattn, Sufisrll pt|tlt a (Eook g rmarb Minnir ®t|omti0on lEugrnr (Sntr Snbrrt ICanbts Mrral rg 125 RED AND (;RAV IR)ARD RED AND GRAY BOARD Editor-in-Chief, Dorothy H. Sawyer ’17 Business Manager, Maurice G. Townend ’17 Assistant Business Manager, Arthur Pepin ’18 Literary Department Hester Parks ’17, Chairman Carroll Bailey ’17 Theodore Merriam ’17 Elsie Keaveny ’17 Kathryn Perault ’18 James McCarron ’17 Joseph Upton ’18 Athletic Department James McCarron ’17, Chairman Theodore Merriam ’17 Robert Bosquet ’18 Exchange Department Carroll Bailey ’17, Chairman Robert Bosquet ’18 Waldemar Groop’ 19 Alumni Department Florence S. Covell ’17, Chairman Kathryn Perault ’18 Joke Department Bancroft Hall ’17, Chairman Florence S. Covell ’17 Bruce Adams ’18 School Notes Department Rachel W. Austin ’17, Chairman Robert Bosquet ’18 ' Waldemar Groop ’19 Art Department Dorothy Upton ’17, Chairman Louise Coolidge ’19 Advisory Board Miss Alice Brown Miss Nora Foote Miss Anna Dunn Miss Helen Stratton 127 SCHOOL COUNCII. STUDENT COUNCIL Seniors Alice C. Ashline J. William Davis Rachel W. Austin Walter P. Donlon Gardner W. Brown Anna M. Dwyer Rachel S. Bruce Agnes Fitzgibbons Maurice G. Townend Robert E. Bosquet Thomas Connors Helen Hardy Thomas A. Shea Frederick Brigham Marion Caldwell James Cartwright Walter Bates John F. Burke Stella Cushing Juniors Mary Holland Kingsley Howarth Thomas Madden Sophomores Russell Cook Louise Coolidge Alice Cosgrove F reshmen Harry Duguid Paul Murphy George Sprague Francis Dacey Edith Fish James McCarron James McHugh Dorothy H. Sawyer Robert F, Wilson Lillian Parker Eleanor Parks Francis E. Shea George V. Upton, Jr. Sybell Lawrence Paul Walsh Thomas T. Shea Eleanor Swanson Forrest Wilcox 129 ORCHESTRA Director, Miss Alice E. Pepin First Violins Anna M. Dwyer • Nora E. C ' onry Agnes C. Fitzgibbons Roland S. Spaulding Emerson Donnell Second Violins Gladys M. Rooney Helen E. Blackw ell Lillian Jacobson Arthur L. Pepin Cornets David Borowsky (leorge Peters John E. Fitzgerald Theodore E. Merriam (diester Root John Matson Flute Henry C. Perkins Drums Harold W. Wray Piano Hester Parks Philinda (3sier MEMBERS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BASD John Matson John Friss Harold Wrav Bancroft Hall. Drum Major Cornets David Borowsky John Clark Clarinet Theodore Lindstrom Alto Eino ' erta Baritone Oscar Fiskala Bass Hjalmar Polari Drums Henr - Wray Ellis Oskanen Base Drum Eugene Cote Cymbals Kenneth Day Chief Drum Carrier George Moriarty FRESHMAN ORCHESTRA Adelberta A. Haskins, Director Laina Enholm Piano Ellen Groop First Violins Harry Duguid Edward Kinlock Clififord A. Gilbert Gladys J. Leslie Kasper Keisala Mildred E. Nelson Andrew Tambeau Elsa Niema Second Violins Lydia Haiischild Impi Tuilikainen Clarinet Theodore S. Lindstrom Cornet Aaro A. Oinonen Effie Iskola Mandolins Carl Mini Drums Leo Wilson V 133 OFFICERS DEBATING CLUBS 1st. Half Year OFFICERS DEBATING CLUBS Last Half of Year GIRLS’ DEBATING CLUB Officers of First Half Year Rachel V. Austin, President Helen C. Remington, Vice-President Florence M. Bragdon, Secretary Officers of Second Half Year Edith A. Lish, President Rachel V. Austin, Vice-President Dorothy K. Blood, Secretary Faculty Advisor Miss Alice Brown Members Alice Ashline Rachel Austin Marjorie Austin Phyllis Bickford Doris Bliss Dorothy Blood Ruth Bradley Florence Bradgon Barbara Bresnahan Barabra Brown Rachel Bruce Catherine Canty Irene Chaisson Dorothy Clarke Minnie Cohen Florence Covell Pearl Cox Mildred Daisy Ethel Davis Agnes Donovan Marguerite Donovan Florence Downey Grace Woods Ellen Dow Gertrude Fogarty Ruth Foss Etta Gampert Alice Goulding Mary Garitte Doris Goodwin Irene Goodwin Beatrice Greene Jeanette Gruener Grace Hefferman Georgiana Henderson Gladys Hornibrook Marion Joy Esther Judd Sybell Lawrence Dorothy Lesure Hazel Lewis Edith Lish Anita Long Thelma Lovell Mildred Morse Mary Mulkeen Mary Alullaney Clementine Xeilon Ruth Norse Helen O’Donnel Lillian Parker Adeline Peabody Eunice Porter Mabelle Rand Helen Remington Mary Rourke Dorothy Sawyer Katherine Shea Dorothy Stevenson Gertrude Sullivan Grace Sullivan Rachel Sullivan Helen Tait Lillian Taylor Gladys Vaughn Alice Whitney Maude Whitney Olive Wright 136 BOYS’ DEBATING CLUB Officers of First Half Year James McCarron, President Arthur E. Jerome, Vice-President John J. Ruddy, Secretary Officers of Second Half Year James McCarron, President Ernest V. Flynn, Vice-President John J. Ruddy, Secretary Faculty Advisor Major Alonzo W. Lowe Francis Alquist Herbert Bowen Robert Bosquet Thomas Dooling Benjamin Fiegar Nathan Filansky Israel Fine Phillip Flaum Members Ernest V. Flynn Arthur E. Jerome James Keegan Harold Mclnernev Harry Miller James McCarron Arthur Musnitsky James Moriarty Viking Ohrbom Joseph Padula John Ruddy Abraham Segal Richard Taylor George Upton Joseph Upton John Walsh 137 Major Lowe Debating Clubs Faculty Advisers 138 CLASS OF 1918 I ! SPANISH debatl: MOCK TRIAL A Shady Place, A Summer’s day. Poker reigns here On two weeks pay. The pot grows larger, The winning hand They start to quarrel To beat the band The cop is sleeping In calm repose While blood is streaming From many a nose. The noise awakes him, He leaps the wall With billy ready He clubs them all. Some take to flight And leap the bars, He strikes the nearest Who counts the stars He captured two And lays them cold He follows the rest The cop’s sure bold. Lockstep now To prison cell; The Rogues’ Gallery Their fate will tell. Passed by the National Board of Censorship. First Senior — “Why is it always sunny when Alice Ashline is around?” Second Senior — “Is it because she’s sunny?” First Senior — “No, because she has a (W)ray of sunshine.” Miss Smith (in 6th hour civics class) — “What happened in Charles- town harbor as Congress was debating what to do?” “Fish ’17 — “The tide went out.” Ode to the Assembly Hall Clock 0 clock, today you go quite well. But lo, tomorrow — woe is me — Your countenance will surely tell Six ten at really nine thirty; Alas, I needs must go to sleep. Or else it is a great mistake And I the laws of rest must keep. It is too early to awake. If Into sleep I then depart. And leave in mind the study hall — Where each and every eager heart Doth woo his book, however small — 1 drop off into dreamland bright And dream how in the days to be. I’ll bring to thee some works, with might To run until eternity. 146 Heard in Civics — Miss Allen — “W1 at produce was New Jersey noted for in 1800?” Bunny Wray — “Wheat.” Miss Allen — “What does she raise now?” Wray— “Presidents.” “’Lo Jim, fishing?” “Naw, drowning worms.” When the donkey saw the zebra, He began to switch his tail “Well, I never!” was his comment, “Here’s a mule that’s been in jail.” Sub. Teacher — “McHugh, you may answer the next question.” E. McHugh — “Which one?” Sub. Teacher — “You.” E. McHugh — “I’m not “U”, I’m “E.” (Eng. 6th hour in 22.) Miss Earls reciting mentions Feb. 29, 1877. Felch raises his hand and says, “Miss Earls made a mistake. There wasn’t any Feb. 29, in 1877.” Felch keeps track of leap years, we wonder why!!! Miss Morse reciting. Wray interrupts with, “You’re all right.” Miss Stratton — “Wray, what did you say?” Wray — I said ' ' that was all right.” Of all sad words of man or baron The saddest are these. Go on, McCarron. Report Cards When we get the little paste board And see with longing eyes The marks that are dished out to us ’Tis then our “nany” flies. We frame up some small tale of woe. We to our folks must tell “She’s down on me, and hates me so. I knew my lessons well.” This is the tale when we get “E’s,” The teachers are to blame. Indeed they should be all thrown out, It really is a shame. 147 But when our marks are very high, We then become a bore; The teachers are so very nice, Oh, no we don’t get sore. But lets’ avoid all future strife. As well as all abuse. Away with all report cards Indeed they are no use. Buck ’18 — When I get started I can usually finish. Miss Powers — Well, I want you to be a self starter. It was a little schoolmarm, And she stoppeth one of three, “ Where were you last period?” ‘‘I do not know,” said she.” ”’Tis no excuse for you should know,” Came the answer hurriedly, And then taking out her little pad, ”P. M. Session then,” said she. Story ’17 (spelling a French word — g — o— Dumont ’17 — (who was teaching the class) No — e — . Story (comprehending)— Oh! ' Dumont — No — e — . At the Movies “The Goddess” featuring Ida Dubinsky ”The Hidden Treasure” (Athletic Association) Charles T. Wood- bury. “The Elopement of Eleen,” featuring A. D. and E. D. “Ten nights in a dance hall” featuring Elorence Bragdon. “Seven Come Eleven” featuring Joe Quinn, Harold Malloy, George Moriarty and others. “A visit to the Barber Shop,” featuring Billy Hunter. ‘ You hustling busy mortals. These pages should be passed And if you have the time to waste Turn back and view them last. Heard in Biology — Miss Greene showing Maj. Lowe’s photo to a class- mate. Enter Mr. Howe. Seeing Miss Greene he said:“I suppose you are showing some more photos of flowering childhood?” 148 BRICKS - — — Donlon Gold— bat Cam ley yard PAULS Hebert sy Saint — y technic Mall ish SMITHS Edgar Village black Sir John— — y John R. sonian ANNS a Dwyer Santa — a ybody Boleyn vil Good ship FISH C ' od pole Austin storv Set ' erman HALLS Banny mark Assembly ow City ter. BELLS iveau Sleigh boy Liberty Cow ow PATS McElroy Stand rick y tern Pit KINGS man Oakman George of Clubs Patrick Shea Long live the Corner QUINNS Venus n Sigamon ebaug Harle ce Mrs. — n to be SONS Geor. Moriarty Jack John Wil in-law burned The Burn MACKS The Twins • Merri Jimmie eral Connie inlaw BUCKS Walter ingham ley wheat Old shot BEERS Marcia Lager— — for one Root ing Strait U-Nc BILLS Riley Due board Board iards Buffalo Have you seen this girl I know Walking through our hall so slow? With a needle in her hand Knitting goods to beat the band? ’Tis no bet, nor of her larks, ’Tis no other than Hester Parks. 149 She — “Paul to ld me a hunting story last night.’’ He — “Was it interesting?’’ She — “Why yes, he held his audience all the time.’’ Heard in English — Little, littler, nothing — “What is worse than pouring rain?’’ asked a Freshie. “I don’t know,” answered the Polite Senior. “Raining toads and fishworms, my Grandmother has seen it rain those,” replied the Freshie. This is the kind of stuff seniors pull off when they should be paying attention to the recitation. This is only an every day occurence which which happened to fall into the hands of the editors. Two bright Seniors, too — Boy and Girl. I saw a little senior girl, A winking oh so sly. And at a little teacher, too. And he’s not awfully high. This surprised me very much For she’s always so sedate. But in English she broke loose again And her mirth was very great. Her name I cannot now write down But she’s living here in Fitchburg town. Suggestions for the Faculty should they wish to aid Uncle Sam C. T. could play a cello in a marine band. Jimmie Mac and Jimmie Chalmers could together invent a weapon know as “liquid onion” — more deadly than liquid fire — to throw at the Germans and get it into their eyes so they couldn’t see to fire. Mr. Howarth, could drive a Ford armored motor car if he was careful to assume a Barney Oldfield pose, that we might note it. Miss Powers, could teach the American soldiers that were going to France, how to ask for the makins so that they wouldn’t have to say ' ' aves-vous the makins?” Miss Smith could be an aeronaut could she “naut”? Snooks — “Why are you scratching your head?” Jinks — “Because I am the only one who knows where it itches.” There are two things that any man can find in the dark, a carpet tack and a limburger sandwich. 150 Our English Glass — 6th Hour 22 Miss Austin sits in the corner seat With blushing cheek and smile so sweet, Miss Foss holds vSecond place wath ease, And then Miss Keaveny if you please. And Hester Parks is number four Sole owner of our knitting store, And Tinky Felch, a Shirley beau. Brings up the rear of the first row. The second row starts off with Bailey, Miss Upton holds the next seat daily. ( ' lit up Matthews in number three And Roland Spaulding next we see. The third row seems a warlike kind, P ' or Blood is the first thing we find; Miss Healy’s seated in number two And then w e light on Ed. McHugh. Bob Wilson’s found right after him, With lowering eye and look so grim. Abruptly then we stop to say Well, if that isn’t Bunny Wray. The fourth row next our stopping place. Here Florence Covell leads the race, When turning quickly all around May Hill was the next one we found. We walked along, and next in view Comes Eddie’s brother J. McHugh; General Wolfe of historic name. Brings up the rear with all his fame. We wander along till next is seen Beginning row five, small Ev. Deneen. Alice Earls next greets our eye. With Teddy Merriam, ferocious guy. The last row now, we must be quick. Why if it isn’t old friend Brick; And then Bill Heisson our tallest member. Came second, as we remember. 151 To Aaron Nadler we wend our way And bid farewell to Snippy Wray, Miss Stratton says the show is o’er And points quite plainly to the door. Miss L. — “What are the children of the Czar called Keaveny — “Zardines. ’ ’ I rush downstairs at recess time Buy two tickets with a measley dime, Stand in the row going to the bar. And sniff the food from afar. Finally I reach the stand. Thrust the tickets in the waiter’s hand, Cocoa and peanuts I bark at him Five nougatines to make it ten. I grab the stuff, look for a seat. Bump a fellow, steps on his feet. Then I find a vacant stall Plank right down, food and all. Then put the mug up to my head. It burned my tongue like molten lead I leave the cocoa with thoughts of fight, And then the peanuts begin to bite. I taste the crackers, but peanuts no, With rising ire I bolder grow. I tear the crackers both apart. Imagine the shock to my timid heart. A little peanut butter speck Right in the middle too, by heck. The first time ever it was found, I gasp, I fall faint on the ground. PROGRESS His mama kissed him tenderly And sent him off to school : The freshman had his lessons well And kept the golden rule. 152 His mama handed him advice And sent him on the run; The sophomore lingered leisurely Until school had begun. His mother warned him as he left To steer clear of the girls; The junior disobeyed his ma And tried to please the curls. Old lady sent him as she wept He cried that he was broke; The senior shoots and wins a jit, He’s saved — he buys a smoke. HIGH LIGHTS OF 1917 Class Masco t — Mr. Howe Enemy — The Police Poet — Many aspirants Pets — Merriam and Bailey Wittiest — Rachel Austin Laziest — Donovan Flirts — Mildred Woodward and Story. Heavyweight — F. Covell Mutt and Jeff — Quinn and Moriarty. Tiniest — McElroy Most popular — Agnes Fitzgibbons and Walter Donlon Brightest — Dorothy Sawyer and Rachel Bruce Most Refined — Elizabeth Robinson Class Artist — Ernest Tucker Sharks: French — Wray German — Quinn Latin — Eddie McHugh Greek — McCarron Grouchiest — McCarthy Swell Head — Davis Biggest Bluffer — Hauler Red Head League — Fitzgibbons, Donlon, Whittemore Spiritual Advisor — Miss Talcott Best Looking — every second one Best Athlete — Montville Best Bowler — Mal loy Most Jovial — Maud Durkin Heart Breaker — Elsie Keaveny Friend — Mr. Howarth 153 Tallest — Bill Heisson Best Dancer — McCarron Hungriest — O. Foss Siamese Twins — J. and E. McHugh Nattiest- — Pick ’er out Our “Billy Sunday” — Perron Best Basketball Player — Quinn Clowns — Felch and Quinlan Critic — Xadler Best Football Player — Herndon X erviest — De neen X’ictrola — Shrimp Flynn W’ould-be-athlete — Qverheiser Youngest — Leta Marshall Wouldn’t It Be Funny If: C. T. got into a fight. Pop wasn’t talking to Edith at recess. You got a whole glass of milk at the Lunch Counter. Opie tried to inhale a dope stick. Herndon was down. Harmon didn’t act nervous. Miss Harrington didn’t look grouchy. The Major wasn’t blasting. Members of the orchest ra stopped together. Eunice didn’t comb her hair like Mrs. Vernon Castle. McCarron talked in monosyllables. Hauler dared to crib. Everybody paid their dues. The “Red and Gray” contained jokes. Moriarty fell in love. Jimmie O’Connor didn’t boast. Eish didn’t try to show Coach how. Banny wasn’t cutting up. Merriam acted like a man. Quinn was not invited. Davis called a mass meeting. Ruddy was bashful. Kieltv didn’t know Speaker’s average. M iss Beer acted unassuming. Dorothy Sawyer flunked. Isy thought he didn’t know more than Opie. Lane went out for football. Mabel didn’t wear specs. G. Watson didn’t smile. Xadler acted human. 154 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE CLASS OF 1917 Know all men by these presents, that we, the Senior Class of the Fitchburg High School, b eing of unsound mind, do hereby make our last Will and Testament and do hereby give and bequeath as follows: To the school we leave the hope of an artillery company and the joy of parading in full dress uniform. To the Junior boys we lovingly bequeath enough hand mirrors to see how the beard and moustache are coming along. To our comrades, the Sophomores, we leave the knowledge that if they strive, plug, and cram as we have done, they will be worthy to have been our allies and be a fitting monument to our memory. To the Freshmen we bequeath the advice to cast aside, as frivolous, such literature as Life, Puck and The Cosmopolitan and, if they would acquire an interpretation of the deeper and truer meaning of life to read only The Independent, The Literary Digest, and The Morning Herald, as we have done. To the underclassmen, we dedicate the hope that they may acquire that learned worldly air and those tortoise shell spectacles that they have admired in some of us. To Miss Stratton we leave a decent substitute. To Mr. Burrage, with all respect due him, we humbly leave a hy- gienic and sanitary High School. To Miss M. C. Smith, we bequeath many excellent statements and definitions, made principally by the Senior Civics classes so Hart’s Channings and her ancestors, may have a rest. To the Biology classes we bequeath an excellent collection of bugs and flowers. To Miss Allen a little more cordiality for pupils in P. M. session. To the school we leave three yards of black crepe to hang on the front door after our departure. To Mr. Rogers: a printer’s devil. To Mr. Leland; a carload of lumber for his kids to massacre. To Mr. Howarth: a load of tin cans. To Mivss Chase: a speedy union. To Miss Brown: a bright (?) Industrial class. To Miss Giles: several non-eatable servers. To Miss Fuller: a few German flags. To Miss Pepin: a book on directing. To B. Ware: a straight jacket. To the Independent Seniors: a cigarette factory; a barrel of A’s and a lot of sympathy. To Philinda Osier: the secret of how to be a pianist. To Pop: a little luck. To Junie Austin: a deck of cards, dotted cubes, and a ‘Thaw”. 155 To Louis Morin: a kippy Jane. To “Fat” Shea: a little drawing ability. To Miss Miner: a smile producer. To Miss Powers: her French soldat. . To Mr. Harmon: a bottle of Anzec for his nerves. To all the Senior boys the girls leave a little more “pep.” In witness whereof we hereunto do set our hand and seal in the presence of three (3) witnesses and do hereby declare this to be our last Will and Testament, this twenty-eighth day of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. (Signed) The Class of 1917. Witnesses: Wm. Bryan Annette Kellerman Charles Chaplin Song of the Freshie I am only a little Freshie, A Scholar of low degree; My life is of little value. But Mr. McNamara cares for me. He gave me a little knowledge, ’Tis very little, I know; But everyone needs a little. Ask any Freshman if it’s not so. The High School keeps me very warm. And it shields me from the rain; My teachers are all Solomons, So I cannot complain. Although my knowledge being vague. I always have the hope. That when I am a Sophomore, I’ll have some wiser dope. I know there are many Freshies, All over the school we are found. But when we are lost in the building, Some wise one shows us around. I run through the spacious corridors, And with other Freshies play; 156 I have no chart or compass, So I often lose my way. Though small we are never forgotten, Though weak we are never afraid; For teachers all over the building. Are stationed to give us aid. I go my way through the High School, As brave as a Freshman can be; For Mr. McNamara is always watching. That no harm may come to me. A Benefit to Humanity Once I thought Fd get all A’s But then I found it never pays To ruin your health for a single letter, I chanced upon a plan that’s better. I found I liked the movies so. As well as a good ole vaudeville show. And this secret now to you I tell That D’s will pass you just as well. And now this warning to you I give If you want to keep alive and live. Don’t waste your time for A’s or more, ’Tis only one letter from twenty-four. Remarkable Remarks Miss Powers — It’s a waste of good material for two boys to hold hands. Mr. Howe — This is not a matter to quibble over. Miss Dunn — Personally, I can see nothing funny in Charlie Chaplin. Mr. Woodbury — I hope we all realize the seriousness of the occasion. Miss Fairbanks — Oh, you silly, silly girls. Mr. Howarth — I’m carrying beans in my pockets now instead of money. Mr. McCarron — The local boys met the strong and formidable team of their opponents, etc. Mr. Burrage — All I object to is unnecessary dirt. Mr. McNamara — You all are familiar with rubber suckers. 157 1917 FICTION While Marshall of Montville, a Town’s end section, where Blood had turned Brown the Sands of time, I met a Vaillant Oakman. We journeyed to the Connor Inn and ordered Beer. This was his Story. “I tell you Marshall’s Love’ll win a Heisson as well as a low son, that you’ll soon see. I was once a Wolfe of high standing and was a descendant of Bancroft Hall. I was promised to a Fine Daisy from Cross Hill Lane and many a day did we sit on the Greene together. “Howe we drifted apart I never knew, but while at the village Smith’s to Sullivan, that had been in the family some years I heard a Noyes. A Ruddy Parker came into view dragging a young girl by the hair. In his hand he held a Page, torn from a book, and yelled, T’ll Burnett.’ I reached Over Heiser, the Smith, and took down a Dooling iron. After drawing Blood the man quieted but soon I thought he would go Madigan. I then administered a few Quinnine pills, and took note of the girl. Joy began to Jamnback sorrow for what I had Dunn. She started to Hauler when I attempted to Wrays her to her feet. She informed me she was a Tucker from the west Town-end and gave me an Osier blossom.” “I asked her to call at my ofifice near the new town Parks and pro- ceeded home through the Woods. Here I encountered a Wolfe which was known about the township as “Zita.” I was about to look up a gun in Spaulding’s catalog when a bullet from Leonard Muir’s trusty felled the beast. Proceeding Woodward once more I found my Malin. After devouring my meal of Rice and Fish I turned to my new book “Robbin Sunday or the Earl’s Goodwin.” “My mind fell to thinking of her, the girl of the smithy, I decided that I was really in love. Then the door opened. In came my Lilly. And say, pard, I’d have given all the Nichols I ever owned if I had the nerve to kiss her then!” 158 Advertising Department The editors wish to thank the advertisers whose generous contributions have made possible the publishing of this book. 159 In Sincerity Clothes You will be Best Dressed and Dressed Best Sold by W. G. Payson Co. CLOTHIERS 229 Main St., Fitchburg FURNISHERS Compliments of 5imonds iVlanufacturing Co. N. C. RUBLEE OPTOMETRIST Eye-Examiner and Maker of Quality Glasses 412 MAIN ST., Headquarters for Shur-On Glasses, Toric Lenses and (Kryptok) Invisible Bi- Focals. Graduation Gifts 516 MAIN STREET JOHNSONIA BUILDING 160 Opposite City Hall Gel The It |C Up- At W Town T. K. Ross, D. M. D. 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HOLLAND Compliments of Putnam Street Makers of MEN’S CLOTHES Bowling Academy Clothes of Character and St le Proprietors for YOUNG MEN Poland Kane our Specialt} FITCHBURG 179 Compliments of o ISO 394 Atlantic Avenue , BOSTON ' 7 7 ' ozp c e 7ce The Largest Photo -En ravine and Electrotypine Plant in New England Tie Most Modern and Up to Date Establishment for the Production jilj of Printing Plates of the Finest Quali S afes nT ssae , 0 are ”ARTISTS.WoODPHOToS Vi XENGRAVERS.I3ENDAYWpROCESSCOLORWcr ' C Compliments of Jfitcbburq Savings Bank HIBBARD 745 flDain Street ELECTRIC COMPANY si.oo WILL OPEN AN ACCOUNT FITCHBURG, MASS. Open T uesday Evenings from 6 to 8 o ' clock in addition to usual Bank- ing Hours. T hone 000 RESOURCES Over Nine Million Dollars Jjr I 1 I GRADUATES of Fiichbutg (t e L ongratuLate You High school, ciassof 1917 We wish each and every one of you success in whatever you undertake for your life’s work. You are certainly well equippd mentally to do your part in helping to Force Fitchburg Forward. Your physical welfare is important and good health depends in a large measure on the food you eat. We can serve you well in this line at our up-to-date market where you can buy good things to eat at reasonable prices. Trade at this sanitary food depart- ment store and you will save money. , BROCKELMAN BROTHERS FITCHBURG MARKET, 414 420 A S ' reEET Y. M. C. A. Lake Department Whalom CANOEING, CAMPING BOATING and BATHING 182 You Wouldn’t Think of trying to do the best class of work with inferior tools. You would be handicapping yourself before you started. No more does the wise housekeeper think of attempting to manage her home efficiently and economically without an all-gas kitchen, for with- out it she cannot get the best results. Before the summer season arrives you want an all-gas kitchen in your home. Order noiv, and let the kitchen pay for itself in easy installments. FITCHBURG GAS ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY C. R. HAYES, Manager Rubber Goods for Your Vacation Tennis Shoes Raincoats Rubber Coats Fishing Boots Moccasins Rubber Blankets Sporting Goods Rubber Hats FITCHBURG RUBBER COMPANY 564 Main Street FITCHBURG, MASS. ATHLETIC SUPPLIES The Largest Stock in Fitchburg of Base Ball Goods Athletic Clothing Sweaters, etc. Special Prices to School Clubs on Base Ball Uniforms and Supplies IVER JOHNSON SPORTING GOODS GO. Cor Main and Putnam Sts 183 The Goodnow-Pearson Co. Fitchburg’s Department Store Exclusive Fitchburg Agents FOR KUPPENHEIMER CLOTHES SHIRREFFS WORSTEDS Blue Serges and Unfinished Worsteds DUCATION XPERIENCE rXAPI I NATION Estabrook’s Pharmacy Fitchburg. Mass. HENRY A. ESTABROOK, PHARM. D. RALPH H. ESTABROOK, REG. PHARM. We are Qualified to Compound Your Prescriptions Hassett Co. The Druggists 361 MAIN STREET Established 1867 Accurate Wrist Watches y En- gravingy etc. F. S. HALL 405 MAIN ST. FITCHBURG 184 Compliments of Morrill Bros, 500 Main Street Live Store for Live Boys Look in on us. M. Bever Ladies and Gents ...Custom Tailor... 21 MAIN STREET Compliments of MOECKEL 17 SUMMER STREET Congratulations USE Kings Hat Store Sunshine Biscuit 478 Main Street Parti Box $1.50 $2.50 FOR Commencement Favors 185 I sell, rent, repair and exchange CompIime?its of J. C. Vaillant Typewriters of all makes Ribbons and Supplies for all Makes John Gillespie ' s 1907 Proctor -Powell Coal Co. Telephone- 82291 73 Main St. If any young man starting out in life will make up his mind to save OXE-TEXTH of his income, and stick to this determination through thick and thin, he will have enough to retire in his old age just from accumulated savings and interest, while judi- cious investments from time to time would put him in really comfortable circumstances. Open an account with this Institution and we will help vour savings to grow by paying you IXTEREST COMPOUXDED SEMI-AXXUALLY. SI will open an IXTEREST BEARIX G account. From your F ' IRST earnings be sure to open such an account. Our Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 1917. Unmatpr Nnrth ahtngs Jnatttulinn 300 illatn g’lmt :: :: Srpot g’qitarr r FOR Good Things to Eat F. L. DRURY AND SONS J 186 THK MORRIS STORE STATIONERY RICTIJRE FRAMING ENGRAVING YOUR DIPLOMA Tastefully Framed, - $ 1.00 Fitchburg High School Die Stamped Paper, still at the old price, 3Sc. box lo lii ossoM Strei-:t 50 STEPS FROM MAIN STREET 50 When you buy Stein=Block Suits you buy the best Sold exclusively in Fitchburg by Scientific Our modern equipment and skil- ful examinations in every detail, assure our patrons glasses espe- cially adapted to their individual vision. Such Service deserves your consideration W. H. MERRILL Roy S. Wyman Graduate Optometrist Under the American House Park Bldg. Depot Square 187 1 W. A. Austin FlirniturcCo. Hours, 9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5 p. m. Tues. and Sat., 7 to 9 p. m. Compliments of Dr. J. N. Carriere Surgeon-Dentist Frank G. Webber REAL ESTATE 352 Main St., Fitchburg, Mass. Tel. 1441 SAFETY FUND BANK BUILDING WHAT TO HIVE = AS A = Graduation Gift VISIT US IF YOU ARE UNDECIDED F ' ountain Pens Pocketbooks Dressing Cases Military Brushes Writing Cases Pocket Knives Handkerchief Cases Watches Cuffs and Ties Cases Cameras Collar Bags Sporting Goods An Unexcelled Assemblage of Gift Articles at reasonable prices FITCHBURG Hardware Co. “THE NAME MEANS AN AIM” 314-316 and 746 Main Street Fitchburg, Mass. 188 “ Prevention” is the Watchw ord of the Century. Make it Your Business to Prevent, if possible, All Needless Accidents caused by Lack of Thought. F. L. St Ry. Company Compliments of 189 Compliments of D. M. DILLON STEAM BOILER WORKS 190 Quality Service r Ike Pure Fodl ( ocers a90:,WAT.e.B ST.-«t,5«4? ' . FITCHBURG Union Coal Co, 305 MAIN STREET ADVISES PREPAREDNESS Let us help you out on the Coal question Telephone 1448 Compliments of William A. Hardy Sons Co. 191 4 i I Id. c(. m. e u t cx. ' it( yn,L olSi ' r v " oi ' bdv ' bc r. Iq v-n a ' m ' jv- la 1“ e rii €. ' h € 1 i ' r tyt U ■5 ' ' -o-n-v o ' -daVIis?; |civ-i ' h 4 ' t Ss th v-,V 4 j oy-t J EI ' VhC a li x c| 4 ■aj ' cj e hwe t s4 V L i t i. ry . lotv- ■ £ " S C rix d ) V i HOOL LlBBAFlY


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