Fitchburg State University - Saxifrage Yearbook (Fitchburg, MA)

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I . ) mm ■ ' .,.■■ ' ;V- U . ;V M -%: WftX Wif - ttftK M jw IhJ THE SAXIFRAGE OF THE CLASS OF NINETEEN TWENTY-TWO FITCHBURG NORMAL SCHOOL THE FIRST VOIAJMH SENTINEL PRINTING COMPANY FITCHBURG THE SAXIFRAGE BOARD Editor-in ( hie} Marcuerit] E. McConville Associate Editors Margaret Riordan Alethea Burgess Rena McCarthy Grace Hennessej Greta Mcintosh Mildred Person I [elen (ashman Ethel Gray James Burke I ' aul !on oran Vnthony Stavaski Business Manager Henr T. Sabin Tn isn i Willard Harwell Q O o o d a, u ALMA MATER TWENTY-TWO Today we gladly sing the praise Of that dear class of Twenty-Two. Our loyal voices let us raise In one accord for Twenty-Two. For thou hast been our guiding star, Beaming, gleaming from afar; Xo dvc( of ours will ever mar Thy glorious name ( ) Twenty-Two. lien Normal days arc gone and pasl n I far and wide our lots arc cast ; One wakened echo will come hack To praise again our Blue and Black. So here ' s to friendships firm and strong, And may they live in us for long In guard thy fame, thy name prolong Forevermi »re, dear I W cni v-Two. ELIZABETH D. PERRY DEDICATION The phantom past conies crowding. Touched to life by mem ' ry ' s wand; And there sifts through open fingers Grains of gold from days agone. These we treasure in our hearts-hold, Days passed by on pinions tleet, That left behind them in their journey ( )ne friendship! oh, how sweet ! ' Twas this firm hand thai turned our heart . Life ' s symphony to play ; And notes of truth and wisdom gave To cheer our minstrel way. Musician, teacher, friend to all ! Your words come ba k again They cheer our thirsty, dusty hearts Like chiming drops of rain. WILLIAM DWIGHT PARKINSON We feel that Mr. Parkinson really belongs to Nineteen Twenty-Two, for he began his work as principal of Fitch- burg Norma] School the same year we were entered at that institute. He received his college education at Dartmouth, graduating with the degree of A. B. in 1878. He also studied law at the National University in Washington, I). ( ' .. receiving from that institution the degree of 1. 1.. I!. He has been engaged as superintendent of schools in Falmouth, Amherst, and Waltham, Massachusetts, serving in the latter city for over twenty years. Since 1918 Mr, Parkinson has been agent of the State Department of Education, coming to us from this position. During the two years that we have known Mr. Parkinson we have found in him an efficient teacher, a aue advisor, and a reliable friend, lie himself says he is besl acquainted with those students in trouble. This is probably true, because he gives gladly and freely his advice and assistance. Not only in our academic pursuits, but also in our 30 ial activities has he maintained a fine interest. We owe a threat deal to him for the success of our school parties. Me members of the class of 1922 leave Fitchburg Normal School feeling that Mr. Parkinson has dune much inward their attaining a broad education. We assure him thai he has our firm supporl in an) step which leads to the progress oi our Alma Mater. JOHN GILBERT THOMPSON John G. Thompson was born in New Bedford, .Massachu- setts, June 23, 1862. He received his preparatory education at Waukegan High School and Lake Forest Academy. Illinois. In 1886 he graduated from Dartmouth College, with a degree of A. Ii., and received his A. M. degree in L889. After his graduation from college he served as superintendent of schools for some years, advancing from this position in 1895 to that of principal of Fitchburg Normal School, where he was engaged in active service For twenty-five years. For the past two years .Mr. Thompson ha- been mi leave of absence from his position as principal of the school, serv- ing as assistant to the president of the Simonds Manufai turing Company in Fitchburg. Ili- duties take him on frequent trips in ew York, Chicago and Montreal. During hi- years of service at the Normal School VIr, Thompson ha- become known to more than three thousand Students as an educator and teacher. The splendid group of buildings comprising the Normal School campus stands a- a memorial to this man, who was at the helm during their construction. To people throughout the land he i- known a- a greal educator and man of letter-. He is co-author of two serit (if reading hook- and two volumes of World War storii In L920, when he had completed twenty-five years ' service al th. Normal School, he published a volume of poems en- i itled. " A I luarter of ,i I enl m ol ears ami Poems. ■wv b h D u Ct, w H TRIBUTE TO FACULTY Ere many days the Class of { )22 will leave the portal.- of Fitchburg Normal School, never to return. As our Normal school career comes to an end we realize with deep gratitude the great service our faculty has rendered us in preparing us to enter the teaching profession. Accustomed by the habit of earlier years, to see only the pedagogue and the taskmistress, it is not until the chapter is nearly finished that we behold the men and women whose sterling qualities commanded respect and whose learning i (impelled admiration. Probably no better place could be found than in our Year Iiook to express our appreciation to our faculty for the training they have given us. A tin e of regret that we cannot remain under their guidance accompanies us as we leave our Alma .Mater and hid farewell to our esteemed faculty. FACULTY John c. Thompson, Principal. (Absent on leave) William D. Parkinson, Acting Principal Elementary and Junior High School Departments Prestoh Smith Science and School Hygiene Edwin A. Kirkpatrick Psychology and Pedagogy Elizabi in D. Perry Music and Ethics Matilda B. Doland Arithmetic and Penmanship Sarah E. Lamprey .... Handwork and Drawing I riu rim M. McCarty Reading and Language Lois Mossman Handwork and Drawing I ' i orence D. Conlon Handwork and Drawing Arthur C. Harrington Geography, History, and Civics John L. Randall Nature Study and Gardening Henry J. Clancy Mathematics and Related Work Bawita Lawler Physical Training Ellen C. Magoon English Elsie P. Schmidt Librarian Practical Arts Department Willis B. Anthony Director Charles E. Akeley Woodfinishing and Glazing David W. Colburn Woodworking Frank S. Livermore Printing C. Blair MacLean Mechanical Drawing Ci. rk H. Morrell Automobile and Ordinary Repairs Schools for Observation and Practice George F. Hubbard Director Junior Higli School Mary McConnell, Principal B. Evelyn Grammont, French and English Mamie A. Cole, Commercial Dept. Carl F. Holloran, Geography, History, Marion E. Rowley, Household Arts and Civics Edgerly School — First Six Grades Ida M. Austin, Principal Elma M. Johnson, Assistant Supervisor L. Frances Jones, Supervisor Susan L. Clark, Supervisor Day Street School — First Six Grades Caroline G. Hagar, Principal Pauline I. Moore, Assistant Supervisor K.AMJERINE F. McConnell, Supervisor Highland Avenue School — First Two Grades Laura A. Woodwortii, Principal Maud A. Goodfellow, Chief Clerk Helen M. O ' Horo, Clerk FOREWORD t last the busy pen rests, and its product, " The Saxifrage, " is before you. We ask you who turn its leaves to graciously scan the flower of our planting, not as a bloom of rarest seed and growth — but as a sprig of the saxifrage which, having pushed itself up through a rocky crevice, has at length blossomed forth naturally and sweet. Xo one can say how many or how few of us are going to clan together again in the future and live over " the ways of time ' s all-golden yesterdays. " It is for " The Saxifrage " to see that these clays shall live; that Nineteen Twenty-Two, heart with heart, and hand in hand, shall advance far into the dim reaches of the future with unbroken rank . We accept our mission, we welcome it! And if you, who count the leaves of this first small Saxifrage, may find hidden in its petalled heart any fragrance, any joy, then we who have labored shall feel we have succeeded in perpetuating the finest traditions of Fitchburg Normal School the chronicle of Nineteen Twenty-Two. The spiril of Twenty-Two lives! ACKNOWLEDGMENT The Saxifrage hoard wishes to extend to various faculty members its appreciation for the encouragement and advice that helped us make this book a possibility. To Mr. Harrington, our advisor, we are especially thankful. ' Twas his keen insight that saved us bom the shoals, and on the other hand ' twas his deep sense of humor that made us forget some things and forge ahead. We thank in turn Miss Goodfellow, for her help in the Alumni records, and Miss McCarthy, Miss Magoon, Miss Lawler, Miss Conlon. Mr. Randall, and Mr. Livermore for their advice and cooperation. And now a word of farewell to some of our faculty who this year are to leave our institution. Miss Elizabeth D. Perry, dean of women and supervisor of music, has been granted a year ' s leave of absence from her duties here. The whole Normal School will greatly miss the presence of our loved teacher, whose twenty-five years of -i rvice here at school have been an inspiration to all who have come under her kindly guidance. The Class of Twenty-Two will never forget Miss Perry. Miss Mattie A. Cole, supervisor of commercial work in the Junior High School, has tendered her resignation after having been connected with the Normal School for twenty-five years. At all times Miss Cole has been a firm friend of all the students, and her resignation will leave a gap in the ranks of the faculty. May the future years be filled with health and happiness for her. Miss Caroline Hagar, supervisor of intermediate grades at the Day Street School, has resigned from that position to live in California. Miss Hagar is another member of the faculty who resigns after a quarter of a century teaching in the training schools connected with the Normal School. We wish her many more years of good health and happiness. Four of our faculty members are leaving us this year to enter the matrimonial -Kite. Miss Elsie Schmidt, librarian, who has been with the school since 1916, is to marry Mr. Lyman Sleeper, instructor in the continuation schools of Fitchburg. She will always be remembered as the patient, kind instructor who so many times had to forbear with us during our noisy study periods. Miss Eois Mossman, instructor in handcrafts, is the second member who is to be married. Her fiance, Mr. Harry Howard, is employed in the office of the Simonds Manufacturing Company. The Day Street School will miss from its faculty Miss Pauline Moore, assistant supervisor of primary grades. She intends to be married soon to Mr. John Shields, salesman for the Whitney Paper Box Company, Leominster. The last member of the faculty who has resigned this year to be married is Miss Ellen ( " . Magoon, instructor of English. Miss Magoon has been with us but one short year, but during that time she has won the esteem and respect of all the students here. Her marriage to Prof. Randall Waterman of Dartmouth will take place this summer. Our best wishes for happiness in their homes go with them. OUR ROSTER " Let me put in your minds if you forget, what you have been now, and svlial you arc. " — Shakespeare. . (,. r.s mi k ' i ' in " 1 Smith Street, Fitchburg Vnna has served as the president of her class both faithfully and well, fulfilling all duties with an ability all her own. Many a time sin- serves for the pleasure of others. Some often think that she rules self-supreme but they don ' t know Anna. See nna, see Rena, for they both understand the long and short of it. . XA KAAKINEN 217 Mechanic Street, Fitchburg Anna has lived up her motto for four years. As vice-presi- dent she has helped to steer our barque over the troubled seas. She has become so proficient at the work that we expect to see her steering someone else soon. They say Anna is quiet, but then — they haven ' t seen her in Quincy. Noted for her roguish exes. HELEN MILDRED CASHMAN 80 Canton Street, Fitchburg During the past three years Helen has served as class secre- tary and has Idled that capacity with abil ' ty and dexterity. Some day we expect to see her displaying her oratorical ability for the cause of Woman Suffrage. Noted for her laugh. RENA MARY McCARTHV 163 Middle Street, Leominster She may he small — oh, my! Her mathematical ability has more than taken care of our class treasury according to " economic principles. " Her chief pastime seems to he enjoying rides on the F. 1.., but why not, for it connects Leominster with good old I- ' . X. S. EDNA DAISY JANET BRIGGS 44 Burnap Street, Fitchburg Edna has been exceedingly quiet in school, but we will Forgive Iier for this, as she lias assisted our orchestra with her violin. Although she almost succeeds in hiding the fact, Edna is the shining light when it comes to knowledge and ability. We are proud to have the winner of a Musical Essay Prize in our illus- trious class. AUDREY MAE CALL 167 Park Street, Athol Audrey started gathering honors at the Athol High School, and since coming to Normal her career has been an endless suc- cession of triumphs both in studies and musical entertainments. She was the efficient accompanist of both the Boys ' and Girls (dec Clubs, and all this year has been teaching " do-mi-sol ' s ' in the training schools. Audrey sometimes builds air castles m which are installed butlers, etc. We wish her happiness, and it the (lass of ' - ' - ' shall ever arrange another meeting, we know it will find her on the top rung of the ladder of success. THERESA DEANE FIELDEN Gardner ' s Neck Road, South Swansea Dcanie is our artistic member. She is wry bashful, though if blushes arc a sign of bashfulness. She carried on the honors our second year in getting the Wallace Prize. H you wanl to please Deanie lell her she is getting thin. Favorite occupation looking al " The House Beautiful. " We wonder why! Noted for her good nature. GRE1 ELIZABETH McINTOSH l Highland Vvenue, Fitchburg It was a happy day for the Junior High School class when Greta joined us, for she is our member of many tal t less, artisl humorist, and violinist-to-be. Her pastime seems to be performing little deeds of kindness thai bring joy into the lives others. Her unusual gifl of originality has been displayed throughout her curs,- in many a way. Although she says Utt e we know hr succeeded in getting honorable mention in the Wal , , in test. W« Greta drawing a pen and living happily with all the honors and glories won during a life. Ill ' LEN M .RY I ' H( IRO 13 Fulton Street, Fitchburg Helen ' s popularity is evinced by the Fact thai she has become a " part " ol the school. The office is quite an attractive place since she has taken charge of it. We are all sorry to leave Helen behind us, bul cheer up— by the looks ii will not be for long. These brown eyes have done lots of damage. Noted for her pleasant disposition and her rosy cheeks. MARGARET GERTRUDE RIORDAN 9 Hobson Street, Fitchburg Margaret is one of our " big " members. She helped to run the office last year and proved to be an efficient business woman. Besides being a debater, " Mobby, " as secretary of the Athletic Association and editor of the Alumni Department in the Year Book, has done more than her share to make our school the " best. " If reports speak true, she is some ball player! We ex- pect to see Margaret as Chief Elocutionist in an Old Ladies ' Home some day. BARBARA ELEANOR WEBSTER Flat Rock Road, Fitchburg Barbara thought she would take a short-cut to the " Highway of Learning, " but luckily for us she decided to sail the seas with our class. From reports Barbara is strong on " Winter Sports. " How about the toboggan rides? SUSAN REBECCA O ' LEARY 9 Slone Street, New Bedford For two years " Sue " has held the helm of the frigate Twenty- Two, and right well she has steered it through calm and stormy weather, with never a mishap in all the long voyage. But one would expect just that from " Sue, " for she is capable and firm — and yet there lurks within her gray eyes always a twinkle and a laugh. " Sue ' s " favorite study is History and she has often declared King Philip ' s Wars to he the most interesting possible! The deep, soulful strains of " Sue ' s " ' cello have ofl stirred our hearts, yea, even after " taps " has sounded at staid Miller. Our wish is, that the melody m life tor you never cease — and when your ship of dreams comes in may its deck o ' erflow with your desires. Bon Voyage — Sue! JOHN FRANCIS LOFTUS 88 Columbia Street, Adams " Jack, " our worthy vice-president, is one of the " bright lights " of our school. No matter what the weather, or when the occasion, this member of our " elect " bath always a broad smile cast o " er his countenance. Then, too, his hair is of — well, shall we call il auburn? — hue, and the reflection of it again adds to the brightness of tin- scene. " Jack " bails from Adams, that place which, according to n citizens here at Normal, is a " land overflowing with milk and honey. " However, its honor roll has Jack ' s name inscribed thereon, lor be is one of the most popular, ambitious and hardworking young men at school. Mis ability and personality are a guarantee to a place in " Who ' - Who " ol I960 or thereabouts, and all our best wishes for success air his. C VTHERINE LOUISE T IBIN I ' K asanl Street, Bcckel He it a hurt finger or a hurl heart. Catherine always bad ju - the right word thai healed the wound. conscientious Mil dent, the class did well to elect her as scribe of ' 22. " Carty " was ever " Cath ' s " 1 i companion, and as roommates at Miller they were a pair hard to excel. On entering their " offices " one might think -be were in the apartmeni of the matron, SO " spick-and-spandy " were these den-. Catherine ' s musical talent runs high and how oft between classes have we journeyed to Miller to bear Cath play " Love ' s Ship! " We know our wi world will be gladdened, ennobled and inspired by the influi of our esteemed classmate. Remember us. t atherine, tor we remember you. Again adieu ! Dl VI I EDWARD ELDRIDGE 28 I luirch Street, Sbelbiirne Falls lb, lasl of our worthy officers is by no means the least, for ,li,l nol he. me hold the purse-strings of 1922? Mosl efficientlj did be discharge the duties of thai office, painstakingl) making up accounts am! balancing the finances of this grand class. Bui do you remember the imeiiian drive fund? We do! Deane is ids,, one of the Beau Brummels of the class. Note his blonde, ed locks, his newly pressed suit, stylish cra al ami Other charms ami be not surprised when we tell you one ,,t the fair s ha- a " bolt " on him! Deane is popular with faculty and students alike and is ever obliging when somebody needs somi do something around school. His violin playing was parti) responsible for the success of our school orchestra 1922 from Deane, and we know we won I be disappointed. MARIAN ELIZABETH BANNISTER 19 Tilton Street, Fitchburg All last year Marian studied pedagogy and method ai our sister school, Worcester, but September found her registered al I- ' . X. S. and putting into practice all the studying accomplished in the " Heart of the Commonwealth. " We have found her obliging and willing at all times to help in any of our activities. Ruth and Marian have been inseparables since firsl quarter and to them both we extend our best wishes for success. YVONNE MALVINA BELLROSE 7 Summer Street, West Warren When we lirst came to Normal we displayed (according to Yvonne) a decided ignorance of our home geography: and simply because we didn ' t know where West Warren was! But it wasn ' t many days before we found out its representative was all O. K. and ' a good sport — so we have judged the town to be worthy of our remembering it evermore. At first, Yvonne seems rather quiet and sh — but we hear there have been several real explosions when she found her cot sewed up so as to make sleeping in il impossible! Yvonne ' s idea of bliss is to be able to sit clown and knit a half-dozen sweaters in a day; and at the rate she does knit, we wouldn ' t be surprised if she could surpass that record. We strongly recommend her as a patient, tactful teacher. EOLIXE McKENDRY BEXT South Village, Ashby Whenever we bear Eoline talk the quotation comes to our mind, " Her voice was soft and sweet, like winds in summer sighing. " And we wish the occasion might permit so she could sing to us. Eoline is our " prima donna " and we are very, very proud of her. She and Gladyse are inseparables— their motto being, " Where thou goest, there go I. " MILLICENT ALETHEA BURGESS 190 Suffolk Street, Holyoke Here everyone, is Al — than whom there is no one more popu- lar and pleasant. ' Who has not known " Al " ready on all occa- sions to go awav out of her own path to make easy the way f .mother— whether by lending a darning needle or by shoulder- ine a heavy part in somebody ' s program to help the chairman ■put it over big. " There are few who have not felt her helpful- ness, and we are in one accord to vote her our heartfelt thanks. 1 was the luckv winner of the first prize in the Wallace Music Essay Contest— and the school showed its approval in the mighty cheer it gave her name. She also is one of our stars before the footlights, having participated in nearly all our plays and outdoing herself in " She Stoops to Conquer. but far trom being to,, studious, Al livens up many a class with some antic that never misses its mark. In gym work " Al stands very high —and those green bloomers! oh, well, someone was jealous. If ,he possibilities of the future be measured by the accom- plishments of the past then our expectations will surely De gratified. FLORENCE AXXA BURNS 114 Winter Street, Leominster Everyone knows Florence, both because she is one of the popular members of the class and one of the best orators in the school. I Hiring those memorable debates how many times have we, her proud classmates, heard her vocal organs " running on high " in assembly, astonishing her eager open-mouthed listeners, and silencing the weak short-winded arguments of her poor adversary! She begins the day with a joy-ride from the cellu- loid city, which puis her in tune for her classes. Florence is interested in all activities of I- ' . . S., and we know she will carry this interest into her future work. C VTHERINE CANTY East Quincy Street. North Adams Catherine, the most attractive blonde in the whole class, lirst smiled on us one sultry September day. We immediately forgot the task oi registration and concerned ourselves with getting acquainted with her. Catherine is the only female representa- tive of that " eternal city, " North Adams, but if loyalty and - I sportsmanship are qualities exhibited by all " North Adamsers, " then Catherine is a true daughter of thai place. There have been rumors around school that Catherine is inter ( ied in the ( ti.n Union. If that ' s the case, we can see her making Weston sandwiches, too! M RTIS IRENE II K 75 Lynde Street, lardner Myrtis entered Normal with the rest of ib in the fall of 1920, i,nd immediately busied herself with the various activities ol her new life. During her two years ' stay here she has a hard and diligent worker, and the results of her labor have been well worth while. One thing we noticed last year was the mention of " ham " on her menu every day. We wish her sui in lur New Jersej position. 1 i.i r,i.i n J k IS CHILDS 29 Spring Street. I itchburg " Betty " wields her brush like a veritable Raphael, and for this reason -be was cb..sen as assistant drawing instructor for ■.ear. During this year we have seen obscure blackboards formed into beautiful gardens under the swift, sui of her crayon. She is known throughout the school ;i amiable and generous student. We hope all her desi lay CI " He true. JANE ELIZABETH COLLINS 912 Robeson Street, Fall River I he first day we saw Jane ' s name listed on the register we knew ui 1 were going to like her. " Such ;i nice, sensible name, " v;iul we, and we hunted for n masculine to match it. We found lack the best possible balance, and set the two to verse: " Jack and Jane went down the lane — Our much-advertised pen refuse- to complete the stanza at this date. Mayhap more anon as Robert W. Chambers would say. Whether she ' s trying to play a folk-dance on the gym piano or copying psychology notes for someone else — Jane ' s smile never diminishes. We know the end will bring her " Smilin ' thru " on top! MARY FRANCES CONNORS 3 Arcade Street, Whitinsville " We teachers must stick together " — that is what Frances says. Evidently she believes in the saying, " United we stand, divided we fall. " We are all willing to remain together, hut Frances is so loyal to her home town that she cannot bear to leave it. She is going to start her career in a little red school- house on a hill overlooking Whitinsville. We prophesy that if she does as well there as she did managing her class of boys at Edgerly the state will find in her its " A " teacher. HELENA AMANDA CROUCH 36 High Street, Gardner " A daughter of the gods — divinely tall " is Helena, who claims Miller Hall her residence. The alto section of the Glee Club relied on her " mezzo forte " to uphold that part in the big chorus. She haunts the postoffice morning, noon and night for that precious letter from Worcester. We have high hopes for Helena ' s future — and we ' re sure we won ' t lie disappointed. RUTH AGNES CUSHMAN 116 Lawrence Street, Fitchburg " Ruthie " has been part of the institution for three years, having taught typewriting to the Junior High School classes all last year. This year the Senior class was fortunate in having her on its roster, for a more efficient student would he hard to find. She spends her leisure time in the library with Marian poring over volumes of garden lore. We expect her thesis will some day find itself in print and in the hands of other agricul- turalists. HELEN J. DACEV 25 South Street, Fitchburg We have with us today the distinguished Miss Dacey! " Distinguished for what? " some may ask, and we can truthfully say, for many things. They are too numerous to mention, but we feel some of this quiet girl ' s accomplishments need publi- cation. For instance, the famous production " Snow White, " starring Messie, was produced by Helen. They say she had a hard time " dodging " the reporters and movie men around, who, too, would make her famous. Space will not permit us to say more — hut we are assured of her success, for she meets all tasks with a smile. DOROTHY MA I ' d: I. DENNO 417 River Street. Winchendon When Dorothy came to the Mill school two years ago her ambitions must have been very high, for she has accomplished much. Being of a quiet and unobtrusive disposition, it was some days before we became acquainted with her. The many limes she has been summoned from class to do outside substituting is guarantee that she will receive a first-rate position in the fall. Her genuine fellowship and good humor will win and preserve main- friends for her. I. ok i HRISTINE DONELSON North River Bridge, Shelburne Falls Lor. i is the tailor-made maid of Miller, and -be lives up to her reputation by being proper on all occasions. ' I be words " not prepared " have newer found utterance in Lora, lor that little notebook of hers contains condensed volumes of knowledge. -1;, and niia are room-male- and newer once have they been known to show even the slightest tremor when visited bj members of the longtail familj of mice. That ' s a record, too. It will be bard to separate two Mich linn friend- a- these, when [une come-. We wish them both succi WW IF. BELLE DUDLEY Dudley Road, Townscnd Who? When? Where? Why? What? Annie, demure and unobtrusive a- -be i-, hath ever a question at the end " i her tongue. nd of such a puzzling nature are those questions that even our worthy professors find ii bard at limes to answer them. For two years -be has been one of Mr-. Rogers ' faithful proteges. Onh once did she break a rule, when -be assumed the clarion call ' of the channel. er and awoke the inhabitants of Miller wiib her cries. However, nnie was onlj one ■■ " naughty " group but -be was dulj forgiven on the plea ANNA LOUISE DURANT 124 Florence Street, Now Bedford iina is one of the best-loved residents of Palmer Mall. She is always read} for a good time and never too occupied with the pursuits of knowledge to enjoy a dance al Lincoln Park. ima once visited the fountain of youtli and had a chance i be Young forever, but decided id join the staff of Ford enilm siasl s. MARION KAVANAUGE ELMER 14 Prospect Street, Millers Falls -All right, let ' s go! Rah! Rah! among us will ever forget Marion, oui ah! Fitchburg! " Who .- cheerleader, as she gave he signal just before we attempted to burst our throats at those games in die gym? Full of enthusiasm, alive and up-to-the- minute, not only in sports but in school work as well, Marion surely deserves the praise and best wishes that her classmates bestow on her. SABINA BERNICE FLATLEY 62 Spruce Street, New Bedford It gives us great pleasure to introduce Sabina, the little sun- shine of Palmer Hall. We have never requested anything that her general store did not hold, pianos, peanuts or S. B. cough- drops. She persists in holding up the Gardner train while she writes " just one more line " in that everlasting daily letter. As an arguer, Sabina has no superior, her method being to drown her opponent in a torrent of sound— and some words. If oblig- ing generosity counts in Heaven, we ' ll see Sabina ' s name inscribed on the first page of Gabriel ' s Book. AGNES GERTRUDE FOLEY 196 Main Street, Leominster Last year when we were casting about for a Junior Priscilla lor our Thanksgiving party, we found Agnes. In her costume of gray, her while cap, and long braids hanging over her shoul- ders she might have stepped out of thai famous picture— - Why don ' t you speak for yourself, John? " However, it seems she has lost most of her demureness this year, for she is very much alive in all her classes— especially science! With Florence she comes from our neighbor city, where she is as popular as she is at Ni irmal. ETHEL MARION GRAY 149 Beech Street. Holyoke Ethel ' s spectacles are very deceiving, say we. They would lead you to believe thai she is very quiet and studious, and quite beyond such things as turning somersaults and whistling lustily such favorites as " Out on the Deep. " We remember Ethel as a veritable Babe Ruth on the baseball team. We wish our music editor success in her teaching profession. ' 1 1 FRANCES MAUDE GRIFFIT1 1 163 Elm Street, Gardner Another Gardner inhabitant who burns the midnight oil at Palmer J [all is Frances. She is the girl who can always be depended on to help us out in any difficulty, particularly in the household arts line, for she is an expert needlewoman as well as a good cook. When she i not engaged in sewing she is tak- ing care of young sister. All the best wishes i Twenty-Two are yours, Frances. i 3 cn I H Fl I ■t. W , JfcM fl mJL . ■■ GRACE AGNES HENNESSEY 65 lden Street, Springfield Grace, our noted athlete, hails from Springfield, of which --Iii is wt. proud. During the winter she spends her time in the gymnasium and in ihe summer she keeps cool in the swim- ming pool, incidentally teaching the younger generation bow to float. As apple pie without cheese, no is (.race without her " Dunnie! " ( »ur best wishes go with her into the future. MAI Dl ELIZABETH HILL i ' .aker Stn dner Maudic, our little brunette from Gardner, has one favorite pastime dancing. However, it is nol the kind we have in gym. She says she can manage her feet perfectly, but when sin also has to maneuver her arms and wrists and tilt her bead in a prettj manner, she decides she never will enter the profession of dancers. Maude is a commuter and tbe tell US there is a lively time on the I I I irdner. Gooclby, Maude ire glad thai we have known you, and we ' ll remember you alw a; BLANCHE GRACE HOLT Chester Depot, Vermont No, you ' re wrong. Blanche is not as quiel and peace-loving a person as she looks — but don ' t misjudge her because of this. For an all-around student, never losing her temper, but giving as good as she .mis, no bolter illustration can be given than the above-mentioned personage. With this brief send-off, let us review some of Blanche ' s past history, doings and misdoings. After coming to Normal she was chosen as monitor, a very good recommendation for a Junior. AH through the course she has been active in the socials and athletics, and she received honorable mention in the Wallace Essay Contest. During Senior, Dean has been more in evidence than the monitor book of other days. EVA LOUISE HOUGHTON 35 Granite Street, Whitinsville " As brown as a berry " is this Whitinsville maid who lives in the open every minute of her out-of-class time. Basket-ball and crew are her specialties in athletics, and Glee Club has this year become her favorite " study. " Every one remembers Eva as cheerleader during Junior, as she was in e vidence at every game throughout the year. With the support of scores of loyal friends she ' s sure to finish school in royal style. IDA ZOSIA JACOBS 95 Thoreau Street, Concord " By the rude bridge " is a very historical background for this member of the Commuters ' Club of F. N. S. Ida has very suc- cessfully overcome the many and varied difficulties which the faculty puts before every student, and still she had time, or made time, to enjoy herself to the limit. She well demonstrated her ability as a chaufTeuress a few weeks ago, when she passed the examination and won her license. It ' s a nice, big Dodge, and we are all willing to be engaged as passengers, any time you say, Ida ! ADA LYDIA JARVIS Wilder, Vermont Ada began life in the small town of Wilder, Vermont, and obtained some of her early education there. Not content with this, she came down to Massachusetts to F. N. S., where for two vears she has had an almost perfect record of attendance. In the classroom as well as outside, she is quiet and unassuming. During lectures she is very attentive and takes down copious notes, written sometimes in hieroglyphics which she alone can understand. In spite of her modest air, we are sure of her faithful friendship, and wish her the best of luck in future undertakings. f V • Ka 1 j HELEN CLARE KEEFE 15 Merrick Avenue, Springfield Helen, one of the coterie of pretty girls, found favor from the very day that the Honk! Honk! of Cousin Ed ' s car announced her arrival at Miller. We don ' 1 know why she claims the latter dormitory her residence, for she is always to be found across t he campus with Peg O ' Leary of Palmer fame. Very lately Helen yielded to the call of the flapper and bobbed her hair, her excuse being, " It saves time. " We know one member of the P. A. Department who " Fitzs " all right! Terry- ville, Connecticut, will be her teaching residence next year — and we wish her success in this position. KATHLEEN ROSE KELLEY 45 Washington Street, Gardner Kathleen ' s name suits her well, for she ' - a bonny, bright colleen with rosy complexion and curling chestnul hair that puts our marcelled locks to shame. Besides, -lie is pleasingly plump, which is indicative of her good nature. Kathleen has oft pleased us by her singing— her favorite sung being, " Who Knows? " Hll 1) WILHELMINA KURVINEN R. F. 1). No. 20, Ashburnham Hilda learned to shark courses and play a guitar at Cushing Academy, and has continued to do both with commendable regularity since coming to Normal. Lydia and she are the insep- arables, so thai one greets them thusly: " Hello Hilda-Lydia and l.ydia-l lilda ! " Whenever there ' s music in the air look oul For one of the Kurvinens, and if you hear the little refrain. " Two eyes of brown -still smiling down. " then it ' s Hilda who is making tunes at Miller. " A strong mind in a strong body, " characterizes her fully, few have left better records or firmer friends; and if friends wishes come true, the best you di in life, I lilda, will be yi mrs. LYDIA M kl Klin IXI ' .X R. I . I) No. 20, Ashburnham Lydia was born with a palette and brush in her hand- and a very greal tab m for art. This talenl she ha- used throughout two years here in decorating all our bulletin hoard- with api priate sketches, designing and painting posters for all occasions, and working with beanie in the stupendous la-k of bedecking Normal for Senior Prom week. Her. and then throughoul this book you ' ll see her clever sketches, which are a memoris herself. Lydia ' s disposition is as sunny as her " crowi glory " and her willingness to help put things through ha- m her more popular than anyone in Senior II. .• are sure thai with Iter natural abilities, scholastic attainments and pie Onality -be will make a name for her-elf in the fun; )( l.l THERES l.i ING [ iw nscnd Ri lad, est ( iroton Julia came to Filchburg two years ago upon Lhe eve of grad- uating from West Groton Nigh School, and after a visit to !• ' . N. S. decided that was the place for her to continue her education. Since then, no mailer what the weather, she lias continued to vide up daily, For, being unable to give up her rustic haunts, she became a commuter. We have watched her and been influenced by the care and precision with which she accom- plishes her orl . Particular planning ability is shown by the fact that she always manages to have her studying done in the afternoon, so she may have her evenings free. We wonder why? ANNA HARRIET LOWNER Sugar Loaf Street, Smith Deerfield Eat, sleep and be merry, that ' s Anna. Although a busy 14 i r 1 at Normal, she always found time to line up to this maxim. Her only enemy was the alarm clock, but when this instrument of torture had performed its daily function and Anna was finally out, it was with a smile, or a little fun in the form of a pillow light that she greeted her roommates. The smile always lasted throughout the day, while her contagious laugh was known to everyone. All the school knows the historical records of Deerfield since Anna ' s arrival in our midst. She has shown us what she can do in school, and now as we go out into the world we are certain of her success. THERESA MARY MALIONE 30 Merrimac Street, New 1 led ford " Tre " is another New Bedfordite, a duly matriculated student. No doubt you all know that " mam-ma " is Theresa ' s best friend and ever-present companion. If it were not for her sweet dis- position the " alley " would he plunged in deepest gloom on many occasions. We all have hopes that some day " Tre " will forsake the teaching profession and study music in Italy, coming back- to make her debut before the Filchburg Choral enthusiasts, who we trust will love and appreciate her as we all do. GRACE LOUISE McCARTY 163 Grove Street, Fall River " From the delicate Arab arch of her feet to the grace that, bright and light as the crest of a peacock, sils on her shining head, and she knows it not. " Tennyson must have had Grace in mind when he wrote his " Maud, " for the quotation seems to just lit her. Terpsichorean art is her favorite study, and we vouch for it that Grace is an honor pupil in il. It is no uncommon sighl to see her rushing pell-mell around Miller after four o ' clock every day in the week. She may look demure, but she has a spirit that is going to bring her to the coveted goal, u ' - ess. MARGUERITE EMILY McCONVILLE 4 Cross Street, Clinton Last year we didn ' t see much of Marguerite, for she was too busy making the younger generation healthy and happy. But since she descried the dumb-bells and relay tournaments we don ' t know what we ever did without her. Whenever anything moves along smoothly in school you somehow know that Marg is pushing it from behind. Although she ' s not always in evidence, she doesn ' t fool US any. For instance, who wrote our new class song? Mars ' doesn ' t know — hut we do! Whenever we ' re down hearted we ' ll open the year hook and e,aze on Marg ' s optimistic, peptimistic and also decorative smile — a sure cure for the blues. ESTHER MOORE Maple Street. Northfield Rug, or the Duchess- is one of the very popular members of Senior I. A vivacious, merry person, she is the only one among us who has consorted with Royalty. " The Crusaders ' Return, " which was staged under her guidance, proved one of the most interesting projects this year. Her re-Ward was quite fitting, they say. Ambitious, a student who obtains results, Esther will go marching on. MARY WENONA Ml LLANEY loo Summer Street, New Bedford I beard a shout, and dashing She i oiiu ' , she ' s hen . shi ' -■ gone! " Win. ma is another of the verj live members of Palmei and one seldom sees her without her Colgate smile. She in v ariabl.v opens conversation with one of the following: " In all pn bility, " " It seems as though that, " or " I should imagine ikal and without a doubt she ' ll lead straight from this to " down Maine. " " WCn " is a busy person ami is always ready in school .md social events. Bl SSIE LOUISE NICHi S 38 Ward Street, Fitchburg heiress of the class is Bessie, whose lasl name jingles every lime we hear il called. With Helen ami I ' .umv she has spent two verv pleasurable veal ' s al school lure but not once ha, she forgotten the motto, " Business before pleasure. " Uui first training period, Bess was hailed as the Madame VIontessori of Fitchburg, ami we all envied the fini lied to her accomplishment sheet. Though small in stal she po esses enough vim ami energy, especially on the floor, to make her companj virv desirable. We take ibis ... t mi it •■ lodbj .m l good luck to I ' .. EDN M KIK Nl tlvDM 31 Barthel A enue, iardner Edna comes from Gardner and she brings with her all the health and heartiness connected with thai large, wild and woolly suburb! SIk generallj manages to arrive al school on time — Inn you know the Boston Maine railroad, so there were some occasions when Edna blushingly entered classes ten to fifteen minutes late! Myrtis and she have a secret; they look forward in every night on the 4:05 train from Boston— luii maybe that ' s telling:. HAZEL FRANCES O ' BRIEN 36 Blossom Street, Fitchburg Hazel has been a jolly and helpful member of ibis insti- tution for the past two years. One would never suspect our seemingly " cool and collected " Hazel of adopting such a pro- fession as that of training ' giants in the art of singing and acting. She has proven her ability along those lines by her operetta. We expect to see Hazel traveling toward Boston, where she ' ll spend a few years in preparing to settle down to the quiet and dignified life of a professor ' s wife. Have we guessed right, Hazel? MARGARET Z1TA O ' LEARY 121 Deane Street, New Bedford When approaching Palmer Hall, if you are suddenly overtaken by a heavy bombardment of fluent language in a high C voice, emanating from one of the rooms en top floor, don ' t be alarmed — it is simply " 1 ' eg " engaged in a peaceful conversation. She possesses a remarkable vocabulary, especially when orating on ber favorite topic, " Why shouldn ' t the peace conference be held in New Bedford instead of Paris? " Socially, " Peg " has been very prominent on the Hill, en-joe-ing all the good times throughout the course. The winning smile she has for everyone has carried her a long way toward success at Normal and will help her reach the coveted goal some day. MILDRED IRENE PERSON 149 Beech Street, Holyoke Mildred is by far the most diminutive person in our class, but ber liveliness and enthusiasm more than make up what she lacks in size. She rooms with Ethel — and we ' ll say right here, she ' s a staunch Millerite. Books, and more of them, are Mildred ' s favorite digest, and, who knows ' one day we may have a volume from her own pen. If that is so we wager the title will be " Satisfaction, " for who has not heard, " Gee! I ' m starved; got anything to eal ? " WT + i i wEm rr HSit " MP fl LILLIAN PRESTON 15 Arlington Street, Leominster Being so awfully quiet makes Lillian one of the hardest members of our class to write up. You know she is one of the calm, complacent kind who has not much to say, but who can accomplish so much. She is one of the almighty few who always have their lessons, which makes her, thereby, very popular with teachers. We are quite sure she will attain success — and it is with affection that we say Far(e)well! ELE VNOR MAE SARGENT Main Street, New [pswich, X. 11. When our heroine left Xew Ipswich, X. II., and came to Fitchburg, she was taking a step in the righl direction, but her real judgment and ability was shown when she made the decision to come to Normal school. " Sarge " never walks anywhere, she flies thrusting mountains and " cliffs " out of her busy way. There is never a dull moment in society when she is around, and her liveliness and buoyancy are a sure cure for the blues. I he (i. A. A. found " Sarge " the star of all its games, and we have found her a tine companion, one whom we shall long remember. M kY VLICE SC W ' l.DX 218 South Street. Fitchburg Mary Alice has one hobby— that is " gym! " We know tin for a fact, as she especially evidenced it during Senior Prom week. This year in assembly we have listened several time-, to her poetical recitations, and once we were made to witness the return of Ulysses and the welcome of Penelope, the outcome of May ' s dramatic coaching. In appearance, tall and statelj M looks everj inch like the kind of a teacher we dreamed of when we were in the third grade. Ik X( I S I.M SHEPHERD shl. Road, West Townsend Frances dropped verj calmly into ihc turmoil of the life of Senior II last Sep Whenever there was a particularly hard in handwork ami every one else in the class had undertaken it and failed. Frances gentlj set to and presto! all w.i- accomplished. We all like this dignified member of our division, and everyone, especially Methca, will miss her. hei paths lead onlj to happiness and succi GLADi SE ALDEN STARKY Main Street, Ashby Doubtless if our reverend " Profs " knew iliai Glaydse ' s week- ends commence Friday and arc barely ended before Tuesday, they would be amazed at her acquaintance with things pedagogi- cal. Eoline, Blanche, and she form the Miller trio, and ii is a welcome sight to see these three together. Gladyse has the pres- tige of being the first member of the class to appear with thos ■ famous earrings in school hours. i,. KS GERTRUDE SULLIVAN 83 Linder Street, New Bedford • ' A told me that she told her that she said. " Ag is one of our friends from the hamlet of New Bedford, which is probably the reason why she can tell so many fish stories. Conscientious is Ag ' s middle name, and she keeps herself well posted on the topics of the clay. Her pet expressions arc : " She " ( me so herself, " and " Oqooo! You ' re going to gel yours, " wearing a calamitous expression all the while. She plays David to Hazel ' s Jonathan and they ' re seldom seen without each other. We ' re snre going to miss our Ag. J. AGNES SULLIVAN Warren, Massachusetts Agnes to her friends, but for means of identification, wc must in it forget the mysterious " J " which always precedes her name. Her particular friends wonder " How they ' re going to keep her on the farm " after she has learned the ways of F. N. S. We had been of the opinion that Agnes was a member of the " Man- Mating Class, " but we were most agreeably surprised at the week-end of our Senior Promenade " Still waters run deep, " so the saying goes. A glance at her merry brown eyes will con- vince us of its truth. We surely wish her the best of luck in her future undertakings. BERTHA EDITH TAPPIN South Main Street, East Templeton Busy Bertha is never too engrossed in the pursuits of knowl- edge to stop, look and listen, and mayhap to dance, when some- one starts to play the piano at Palmer. She trips the_ light fan- tastic in much the same manner as Irene Castle does it. Bertha is co-editor of " The Gem, " the Junior High School paper— and all the " subs " are hard at work for this journalist. Drawing is her specialty, for she " Ken " very well, indeed. Keep on your smiling, Bertha, it will brighten the world. EILEEN URSULA WALSH 901 Front Street, Chieopee Falls Our titian-haired classmate brightens the corner wherever she is, and it would lie hard to find a more agreeable, good- natured girl in the school. The young Americans of Chieopee will he lucky when Eileen starts putting into practice her teach- ing methods in September. By the way. " Mas anyone seen J. Agnes? " MARY ELIZABETH WARDZ M. 7 Percival Street, Maynard Shades of Rameses the Great! Marx ' - Egyptian sketch that she produced in assembly this year was one of the finesl proj- ects done. And Man was the author, stage manager and designer all alone. How did -he do it? The way she does everything — by putting herself into thing.-, arousing enthusiasm, and finally persevering until the end. This formula for success has marked all her triumphs this year. [RENE GANNON W m ID Waltham Street, Maynard Another one of Maynard ' s maidens who resides in Palmei Hall is Irene, the girl we used to sing about all lasl summer, you know! She is calm and serene, and when someone asks if Miss Wood would like to help. Miss Wood would, so everything works out. Irene is very fond of poetry, and she spends hours memorizing pieces to recite in English! VICTOR1 WOI IDWI R I II 557 Hancock Street, Wollaston Victoria is ihe champion mermaid of the school, and she led the poor landlubbers lasl field day with her exhibi ions of fane) dives and strokes. In fact, she excels in all ithletics. " Vicky " is one of the membei ; Inrrl floor, Palmer " which is saying thai she is full of fun and ready for nischief even .it midnight. I . IK GERTRUDE ( )( ILL U ' oTT (| 4 Phillips Street, Fitchburg Our class pianist is one of the mosl popular girls at school, because she ' s cheerful and obliging at all times. She made a ine Joan of rc in the French project and wore her suit of armor like a veritable Knight. We wonder what Bessie and Helen will do if September duties separate the trio. That Fannie will have friends where ' er she goes, is our prophecy. KENNETH GR T CLARK 330 Eagle Street, North Adams I am tlic king of all the earth, The girlies love me for all my worth. " " Moki " hails from the good old Berkshire I fills and is one of our most popular members. " Ken " is also one of our leading athletes, being a catcher of no mean ability, and also the captain of the l n 21-22 basketball team. During the war Ken was at Middlebury in the S. A. T. C. " Math " shark of Section I. JAMES LEON DAVIDSON 22 Burncoal Street, Worcester " My fame has reached the sky. " " Jim " is our baseball ace, being- captain id ' the 1921 team, lie has an invincible record as a twirler. Remember beating Lowell Textile 6-5 in ten innings, " Jim " ? As a basketball center he has few equals in school circles. It is said be is soon to step into the matrimonial field; success and happiness be with you, big boy. tie is also a member of Section I. FRANCIS XAVIER KEATING 113 Snow Street, Fitchburg " Pep, dash, speed, and enthusiasm, all are yours without dispute. " " Keat " is one of Fitchburg ' s own. For three years he has been an all-around student at Normal, taking as active a pari in athletics as in Section I of the I ' . A. Department, lie has been a member of both baseball and basketball teams for two years. This year he has undertaken the task of school reporter for the Sentinel. Ray is the only lucky one so far to have his position wailing for him. Good luck, " Keat " ! JAMES ALFRED NOLAN 163 Summer Street, Fitchburg " Mis limbs are cut in manly mould For hardy sports in contest bold. " Jimmie ' s only regrel while being at school was the fact that he had to make a basket, nevertheless, lie survived. As a basket- ball coach Jim is right there; if you doubt it look up the record of the Junior High team. Jim also played on our baseball team. " Noling " is Section i ' s official impersonator. DONALD DEWEY PIERCE 3 Rock Avenue, Worcester ' Noble by birth, yet noble by great deeds. " " Don " comes from the big town of Worcester and he claims the time record over the road. Wonder if you can remember the hard fall you took the lirsi year? But seriously, how is the doctor? The " Purse " of Section I. GALEN IA ERETT RAY 91 Charles Street, North Adams " The rule or my life i- in make business my pleasure and pleasure my bun day is some wrestler. Ksk Moki. It is a mightj g I thing for you, Gay, that the deer season conic-, bul once a year. We are all wondering just how serious you are in your I— affair? Can anyone help us? Me is president of the Men ' s Glee lub and a member of the far-famed Section I. IIK. k TH )M VS SABIN ( Ix fi ird Street, Utburn otider than Marry hails from sweel nlmrn ami he has speni ihre years with us. If you arc looking for him, find the man with a bunch ol in his hand and a match ill his mouth. Mis career hi en an active one he played on the football team in Junior year, was Presidenl of the Men ' s thl. on this year, and this Mass Book is a nwnumcnl to his - a manager. In addition tn this, h - has done the tithing " for Section I- We ' re with you, Man fe I you need a few " Pats " on the hack II. 1.1 M HORGAN TRAINOE is " Summer Street, Worcester Mr hath indeed bettered expectations. " Bill jumped in from Worcester in the Fall of ' 1 (| and liked the place so well he lias been with us ever since, lie is one of our most popular men and il is said in his home town that lie won ' l lie able lo keep out of politics a few years from now. Well- known traffic officer of Section I. LAW RENCE ANDREW BARR1ERE 112 Madison Street, Fitchburg " A little man, yet wondrous wise. " " Larry " is Taylor ' s right-hand man, and although we bad a dull season, he claims business is " picking up. " On Sunday night those desiring an interview with him should go to Leominster. We wonder why? EDGAR LEON DEMERS 21 Puritan Avenue, Worcester " Fine things come in small packages. " This fits Eddie to a " T " , which is proven by the fact that he is captain of the baseball team, being a back-stop of no mean ability. Congratulations, Ed, on your enrollment with the Bene- dicts. " We wish you the greatest happiness and success in the vears to come. WILLARD GOODALE FARWELL 81 Linden Street, Salem ' There is unspeakable pleasure attending the life of a voluntary student. " " Bill " is numbered among our 1-1 men and he deserves to be. •Bill " got into a had habit of taking his girl out to supper Sun- lav nights and he can ' t seem to break it. He is known as the ' Work-out King " to his classmates. GEORGE HENRY GRANT 41 Gage Street, Fitchburg iicl when a lady is in t he case You know all other things give place. " George played on our basketball team in his Junior year, but last season he was too busy on the Smith Side to do much in athletics. I o you remember the trip you took to Gardner with " Hobby " the first year, George? CLARENCE HARVEY STAFFORD 70 Pierce Street, Greenfield " Heavy Council at Gas Chambers! " Thus echoed the word of Clarence, senior member of the Stafford Twins. His pleasing disposition and personality had overcome the bashfulness thai was contained therein, and after nine months and one week, we no longer find Clarence a member of the " Lone Star Rangers. " Dramatically inclined, sometime, somewhere, during the Field Day of 1 ( 21. Clarence expounded some of his oratorical content and happiness reigned thereafter. Dancing was his favorite Pastime ( ?) for he introduced many new steps during the bas- ketball season on tin- Gym court. " Ann " event during the year 1922 proved that " Daddums " was justified in resigning from single blessedness. " Clarence! Whose little Rosebud are you? " ANTHONY THEODt RE STAV Skl l.U Commercial Street, Adams " Oh, what n noble mind i- h.-r.- o ' erthrown. " " Tony " is one of our most conscientious students, and from dl reports he has been a great success in the field. Mis " Handv raft i hil.s " in Littleton have worked wonders. Tony is musi- •ally inclined and was one of the instigators of the scl I irchesl ra. PHILIP ROY SCI.I.IV W lid Charles Street. Fitchburg in. hi to all his i " Phil " can always be found in one of two places, either at ,,,1,-r Hall or down in Jack ' s room. " Phil " is a fellow who ks no one and has a boost for everyone. s an impersonator he has few equals ask school students if you doubt it. Mil 1 1. LI AM SIDNEY WOOD 51 High Street, Leominster " Bashfulness is an ornament of youth. " I. M. is quite a boy. He hails from Leominster with a union card, for he is a Trade School man. [Sill keeps away from the fair sex at I ' . N. S., hut in Leominster — " Oh, Boy! " LEONARD WRIGHT 158 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester " Vessels large may venture more, But little boats must keep near shore. " Leonard is a product of the metropolis of Massachusetts and a good one, too. Everyone admires the music cabinet he made, but Leonard is (W) right when he says acid stain is the best. Where do you buy cottonwood, mister? It is with sincerest wishes for success that we make this only too short recognit ion of those in our class who are showing such fine spirit and ambition by remaining in Normal School for an added two years ' course. For two years these students have been members of Twenty-Two, striving with us to make that class the best that has ever graduated. Now, at graduation, they leave us to study for Junior High School work. We will remember them always as having been part of us, and we wish them the same success in the remainder of their course as they had in the first half of it. Paul Corcoran, the only young man in the Class, served as dramatic editor of " The Saxifrage, " and as captain of the Senior Debating Society. Paul has figured in dramatics both years. " The Siamese Twins, " Mary Bacon and Jessie Brazier, deserve a word in our year book. Eternally they are found linked together, and enjoying themselves. Many a class would have proven dull but for them. One word of advice before we leave — Good luck — and don ' t sizzle ! Cecile Beaudreault, Katherine Roche and Mildred Clark are the three city girls who have already had part of their training in Junior High School. Priscilla Lawrence is the last of this quartet, and though last, is by no means least. While we are sorry that their M will not be inscribed on our graduating list, we are proud that they are accepting this opportunity to advance in education. The g ' n,(l wishes of ihe Class are with them in their advancement. CLASS HISTORY " When we first came on this campus, Juniors we, as green as grass; Now as grave and dignified Seniors Gaze we o ' er the verdant past. " In the fall of 1920 the doors of the Fitchburg Normal School swung open to admit an enthusiastic group of young people, all bent on one intent, to become schoolteachers. But that intent was soon lost to view in the more immediate demands to find out where " Room ;? " was, and if Miss Lane had anything to do with the Practical Arts Department. Our first public appearance as the Junior Class of the Fitchburg Normal School was at the reception given us by the Seniors and Faculty. We were very proud on this occa- sion to receive so much attention, and especially because one of our own class took part in the musical program. Very soon we organized ourselves and wisely chose Susan O ' Leary to guide us as class president. Our other officers were John Loftus, vice-president; Catherine To- bin, secretary; Deane Eldredge, treasurer. Our president was put to work at once planning our share in the Thanksgiving Party. Those who took part in the panto- mime and dances brought due credit to us. Our Junior year seemed to be filled with " firsts. " The first big event in our class history was the Valentine Party which we gave under the exclusive management of the Junior Class. If we may accept the opin- ions of our guests, our party was a great success, rlezekiafa Pendergrass managed " The District School at Blueberry Corner- " with howling success, making a good begin- ning in the career he chose when coming to I V S. We wen- justly proud of the ar- tists in our class who transformed the gym nasium into a bower of hearts, cupids, and red and white streamers. Many hearts be came tangled and some entirely losi during the evening. When the Senior Promenade came in May, how delighted we were to have a num- ber of our classmates chosen to assist the Seniors We were very much impressed with the big Senior affair, and resolved to have our prom equal if not surpass that one. What a gala clay was Field Day when the whole school was transported by car- loads to Whalom for a day of sports! How grandly triumphant did the Juniors return nome that night, having won the crew race! We were completely thrilled to have de feated the Seniors. But how could it b otherwise when you consider what a fine team we had? When Class Day came, whether we had chosen wisely or not for class president, was proved beyond a doubt. This was the day when our class colors were to be displayed for the first time in the history of the class. .. e had struggled valiantly half the night to protect the colors, which only our presi- dent knew. When morning came the sus- pense was even greater, for while the Se- niors were parading over the Campus wear- ing red roses, our supposed color, we were anxiously waiting for the appointed hour when our banner would he hoisted, and all uncertainty removed. When the eleventh hour came we stood breathlessly waiting for the Blue and Black of 1922. Relief and joy! The Seniors had not found out our colors. In the afternoon we took our part in the exercises on the Campus, wear- ing our ties of blue and black. It was a h tive day and one to linger pleasantly with US a- we said our farewells to the Seniors and departed homeward for the summer. " Where, i !i where, arc the jolly juniors? Safe, now, in the Senior ( ' las--. " e i ame bai k i s hool in the fall to realize that we were indeed grave " Id Se niors. Our seriousness came with our ad venl into the school room as actual teachers, with the (are and responsibility of young children to train and edui ate. I hir duties a- tea hers did nol keei i u fn iin i ontinuing our si m ial at tivities, how ever We immediately sel to work planning .1 reception for the Juniors which would far surpass the one of the preceding year. In the meantime we were busj training the juniors to always show submissive and unquestioning obedience " to the Seniors, both in and out of school. Just before the Thanksgiving vacation we held ;i masquerade dance, where the Seniors were rewarded for their originality. tine of the Gold-Dust Twins was awarded the prize for the best costume. Thanks to our team for their faithful practice in basketball! During the winter months they were working hard in antici- pation of the big games. We are justly proud of the team who won the honors for ' 22. The blue and the black floated over the campus, waving from the flagpole and from all the attic windows. This year we displayed a lively interest in all the activities of the school and con- tributed our part to the parties at Christ- mas, St. Valentine ' s, and St. Patrick ' s. The entertainment at each party was followed by a dance, and the whole school joined in to make them joyous occasions. To the Senior Class of 1922 belongs the honor of instituting the class book. We are proud to have willing and capable workers to handle the undertaking. Very much credit is due to our editor-in-chief, Mar- guerite McConville, and to our business manager, Harry Sabin. No more need be -aid. This book remains as a lasting trib- ute to Fitchburg Normal School and the Class of ' 22. The last few months of the reign of ' 22 at F. N. S. were filled with activities. The inter-class debates were held and gave us an opportunity to prove that we were good debaters. We discovered to our satisfac- tion that we had many a Demosthenes in our midst. So we were the shining lights in debating as we were in other things. At la,st the long-looked-for time came, and we were grasped in the thrill of events connected with our Senior Promenade. On the evening of May 12, the members of the Senior Class with their guests were as- sembled for the big social event. The library had been transformed into a veritable gar- den. Blue, pink, yellow, orchid, were all blended together with gray. The cozy al- coves with flowers all about seemed to con- firm the idea of a gayly colored garden. And then that last waltz, before we departed for the banquet. Even the alluring thought of a dinner could hardly draw us away from the " new-fashioned " garden. Alter the base- ball game the next day, we donned out- organdies and gayly colored dresses again, for one more dance before our dream should end. We will always remember our prom as the big event in the social life of 1922. Then came our annual Field Day at Whalom. The Senior teams brought great credit to ' 11 in bowling and in the boat, swimming, and novelty races. We dis- covered much to our joy that we had a host of competent athletes to make the day a crowning success. At the end of our Senior year came the class play. With Miss Magoon as coach we very successfully gave the play " She Stoops to Conquer. " The members of the Hardcastle family, as well as the other members of the cast, proved their ability to act and certainly brought credit for Senior Dramatics. The annual Class Day arrived with the Class of ' 22 again in the foreground. The events which we had observed as Juniors the year before, seemed more significant now that we took part in them. The plant- ing of the class tree, the saxifrage dance, the rolling of hoops — all these events helped to make the day a joyous affair. We will long remember the sing in the evening on the steps of Normal Hall. We were bound together by that great unifying power — music. The songs we sang will linger, and bring back pleasant memories — memories of Miss Perry who inspired us with a deeper love for music, and memories of other friends and other days. The closing events in the history of the Class of 1922 were the Sing Out and Com- mencement. At last our efforts of two years were rewarded by a diploma. If this enumeration of the happenings at F. N. S. has served to recall happy days and ways, and has caused you to turn back the pages of memory and smile at what has been, then it will have served its purpose, dear reader. " Where, oh where, are the grave old Seniors? Safe, now, in the wide, wide world. They ' ve none out from their Alma Mater Out into the wide, wide world. " 42 THLETln 4t fta fl Ih V ■ ■ » M ■ T- A J if h ■ ■o I " i i IV 1 ■fl M J ft ' S 1 1 m m HI II rt il f f iV [HLr s 3C ' InrL f ' Mn IB. .» ' N k. ' L_ 7 M GIRLS ' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OFFICERS GIRLS ' BASKETBALL TEAM 44 GIRLS ' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Advisor — Miss Bawita A. Lawler President — Grace Hennessey, ' 22 Vice-President — Grace Brown, ' 23 Secretary — Margaret Riordan, ' 22 Treasurer — Alethea Burgess, ' 22 Deanie Fielden, ' 22 Executive Board [Catherine Matthews, ' 23 Eva Houghton. ' 22 The association has achieved great suc- cess this year, due to the efforts of Miss Lawler, supervisor of physical education, and both those who love out- door sports and those who enjoy them without actually partaking in them. The association opened its season September 28 with an announcement of hiking plans for 1921-22. Two hundred miles was the dis- tance required in order to secure a monogram, while nu- merals were to be the awards to those who reached the one hundred mile mark. The wearers of the F. N. S. are: Mary Donahue, Grace Hennessey, Chris- tine Carter, Irene Hannifan. Agnes Hanni- fan, Alice Carey, Fidelia Campbell, Mae ECeefe, Marion Keefe, Ruth Cu.-hman, Anna Clow, Ruth Hooper, Marion Jubb. Jessie Brazier, Mary Bacon, Thelma Bacon. The numerals ' 22 were given the follow- ing: Frances Shepherd, Mary McLean, Mil dred Person, Blanche Holt. Methea Burgess, Pearl Harris, Mary Crowley, Helen Crouch. Hope Men her. Julia Long, Stella Sargent, Ethel Grey, Esther Lichander, Lydia Kurvinen, Hilda Kurvinen, Jane Col [ins, Susan O ' Leary, Marion Elmer, Irene Wood, [Catherine Flannigan, Eli i Bragdon, Flora Campbell, Grace Brown, Eleanor Shea, gnes Sulln an, I relen Keefe, Grace Boyle, Elizabeth Connors, mie- Foley, Elizabeth Campbell, Ruth Kendrick, Helen Toomey, Helen O ' Neil, Beatrice De- vine, Dorothy Mahoney, Annie Payne, Hilga Neilson, Helen O ' Neil, Katheryn Matthews. Hikes were planned from time to time in which nearly all of the school participated. The climb to Ml. Wachu- sett was open for both men and girls. The day was ideal and the hikers all equal to the climb. The Basketball Team has had a very successful season this year. Teams were or- ganized from various lasses for the purpose of inter-class playing. The Peacocks [nvincibles and Whirlwind.- were the Junior teams challenging the Travelers and Eagles, of Senior fame. The regular Senior team, made up of Grace Hennessey, captain; Mildred Clark. Bessie Nichols, Maude Hill, ami Eleanor Sargent, was late in starting it- schedule, and therefore mosl of the gan ■ ngaged in were with the Juniors. After the Christmas vacation a tourna menl between Junior- and Seniors was held, the Senior team (of course) winning two games out of three. The Junior-, who upheld the orange and grey, were Irene Hannifan. captain; Miriam Mi I e.m. Mice Carey. nna ( ' low. and Lor raine Schuder. ( ' rew prai ti ' i .vas i ailed earlj in Maj ami found a large number of irl- read] to stroke to the i ham of ' he i oxswain. i i the final tryout, the following were chosen to Steer the Senior hark: Coxswain Grate Hennessey, Peg O ' Leary, Susan O ' Leary, Victoria Woodworth, and Florence Burns. J. II. S. IV picked its strongest possible candidates, and in so doing won the race. rhev were. Coxswain Greta Mcintosh, nna .Murphy. I )eanie Kielden, Anna Kaa- kinen and Margaret Riordan. The Junior team paddled last in the race. hut their spirit was evidenced by the good sportsmanship they displayed in their loss. The Coxswain was Mary Donahue; Lor- raine Schuder, Helen Toomey, Catherine Buckley and Arlene Goodspeed. Tennis has been the most popular out- door sport engaged in thus far this year. The courts are never idle, and everyone is looking forward to the tournament to be held in two weeks. WINTER SPORTS 46 MEN ' S BASEBALL TEAM I -j tt " HI 1 1 k J ri. " l - fl jl B 1 FjJ P ' jA pV : »j| Ml N ' S I ' .ASKI I I! l I II AM i MEN ' S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Deane Eldridge, Treasurer James Hennessey, Secretary 1 lenry Sabin, President Philip Sullivan, Nice- President Faculty Advisory Commit tec Mr. W. B. Anthony Mr. II. J. Clancy Mr. C. B. McLean The Association is composed of all the men students of the school. It is largely through the efforts of this organization that it is possible to carry on athletics. Dues and money received from entertainments go a long way towards financing the different teams. BASKETBALL Manager, John F. Loftus Coach, Robert Lufkin Captain, Kenneth Clark January owell Textile, at Lowell. _ ' i, Lowell Textile 22. vs. Bradford Durfee Textile River. Normal 2S, Bradford Dur- 7 — Ni irm ' a] Normal 13— Normal of Fall fee 18. 17 — Normal vs. Cushing Academy, at Ash- burnham. Normal 18, Cushing 23. 21 — Normal vs. Worcester Academy, at Wor- cester. Normal 25, Academy 20. 25 — Normal vs. The Reel Triangle, at Fitch- burg Y. M. C. A. Normal 33, Red Tri- angle 9. February 1 — Normal vs. Worcester Boys ' Trade School, at Normal. Normal 27, Worcester Trade School 25. Mr. Robert Lufkin .Much credit for the successful basketball season is due to the efficient work of Coach Lufkin. An old-timer at the game, he was able to give the men the benefit of his ex- perience and unlimited knowledge of the sport. He developed the spirit of team- work and cooperation which is so much de- sired and so much lacking in our other branches of athletics. We sincerely hope that we may have him with us again next season. Clark and Davidson In the class which graduates in June there are two men who have been conspic- uous in athletics, and whom we regret to have leave us. Ken Clark, captain of bas- ketball, catcher on the baseball team, and a star on the gridiron is the type of athlete 4 — Dean Academy vs. Normal, at Franklin. Normal 35, Dean Academy 24. 1 1 — Normal vs. Alumni, at Normal. Normal 33. Alumni 14. 17 — Normal vs. Holy Cross. Normal 44, Holy Cross 24. March 2 — Normal vs. Berkshire Mfg. Co., at Adams. Normal 17, Berkshire Co. IS. 10- -Normal vs. Rogers High School of New- port, at Newport. Normal 12, Rogers High 23. 16 — Normal vs. Worcester Trade, at Worces- ter. Normal 16, Worcester Trade 17. of whom there are so few. No matter what sort of a game he participated in he was always a hard worker, fighting to the finish with a spirit for which he is famous. As a basketball player he has few equals in his position. Mold knows the game, and as captain of this year ' s- five he deserves a world of praise for the efficient manner in which he handled the team. Always cool and calm, very little gets by him on the basketball court. His reputation as a clean but hard player is one to be envied; as a leader of men he has few equals. We send him away with our best wishes that he may be as successful in the field as he has been in athletics. Jim Davidson has been a letter man in every branch of athletics for the past three years, and his work in each branch of sport has been exceptional. For two years he has held clown the pivot positions in basketball and a better and more clever floorworker is yet to be found. Jim ' s wonderful passing and his clear, cool judgment on the court makes him a valu- able man in his positions. As a baseball pitcher he is without any doubt the best the school has ever had. Never excited, always plugging away, al- ways that smile no matter what happens. Jim will serve some school as a fine ath- letic director. He has the experience, the knowledge of many different branches of sport, and he surely has the ability to make good. BASEBALL With the coming of spring all thoughts turn to our great American outdoor sport, baseball. The first call for baseball can- didates was issued by Coach Captain De- mers, March 25, when twenty- five men re- ported. With " Jim " Davidson, pitcher; Edgar Demers, catcher; " Ken " Clark, second base and utility catcher; " Jim " Hennessey, shortstop; " Bill " Dunn, " Jim " Nolan, and " Jack " Walsh, fielders — all last year ' s let- ter men available, our team quickly took shape. After keen competition and hard work by all, the following team was selected. " Jim " Davidson, pitcher. " Jim " is fay- above any school pitcher in this locality. With his ever-smiling face and wonderful pitching ability we hold no fears of any of our opponents. We think we know where he will sign his first contract. F.dgar Demers, captain and coach, catch- er. Our sturdy little catcher has a wealth of experience, a clear head, and oh! boy! that peg to second do not try to steal a base ! " Joe " Sullivan, first base. Lefty " Joe ' covers that bag like the -tar he is. Wat h him go this season. " Ken " Clark, second base; " Bill " Burns, second base. These two men can be relied Upon. The) are both men of the hour in the time of need. " Ken " takes his turn be- hind the bal with all the ear mark- of the hall pla er he is. " Jim " Hennessey, shortstop. " Jim, " we are all with you. I his little man covers his position and more. Clifford Wheeler, third base. This hoi corner takes the best out of any man. but our " Cliff " takes care of all he gets. Dewey Brady, left field. The fastest fielder this school has ever seen. He can cover his ground as well as any leaguer does. " Bill " Dunn, centerfield. Hit the ball in his territory and take your seat in the dim- out. A sure fielder is " Bill " . They say he is bound for the majors. " Jim " Nolan, right field. He gets them high, low, here, there, or anywhere, so do not attempt to increase your batting aver- age here if " Jim " can get under it. John Walsh, .Melvin Lynch, " Dick " Ken nedy, our utility men. can fill their positions in an able and consistent manner. The following schedule was arranged b) Manager James burke: April 19, al Fitchburg Worcester Trade Scln ml 3, Ni irmal 6. April 26, at Lowell— Lowell Textile School 5, Normal 6. pril 29, at Franklin— Dean Academy 5, Normal 2. Maj 3, at Worcester— Worcester Academy 9, Normal 1. l.i [3, at Fitchburg — Holy Cross Fresh- men 7. Normal 3. Ma _ ' (), at Worcester— Assumption College 12, Normal 14. May 27, al Andover Vndover Academy 5, Normal -. June 1, ai Fitchburg— Holy Cross Freshmen. June 10, ai Fitchburg Assumption ( olI June 14, at Easthampton— Williston Scmin ary. •• ' 0 1RNU THE WINNERS jf OFus AMOUNT WACHUSETT HIKE 50 GIRLS ' GLEE CLUB Director— Miss Elizabeth I). Perry President Marguerite E. McConville, ' 22 Secretary — Eleanor Shea, ' 2? Vice-President Helen O ' lloro, ' 12 Treasurer Theresa Fielden, ' 22 Librarian — Irene Mason, ' 23 The Curls ' (ilee Club was organized in September with a chorus of two hundred voices. A new plan in the manner of re- hearsals was adopted. On Thursday one hour of class work was omitted in order that the Glee Club music might be re- hearsed with a full attendance of members. The club has been very successful this year. Its first undertaking was the singing of the Christmas carols by the members dur- ing the Christmas season. The public concert given June 2 by the club was a fine success. Laura Littlefield of Boston was the soloist for the occasion. She was in fine voice and was very gener- ous in her encores. Miss Dorothy Parker of Boston accompanied her. Miss Perry directed the chorus and Audrey Call accompanied. The program, which was very enjoyable, was as follows: PROGRAM Hymn of Thanksgiving Netherland Folk Song Barcarolle, Starry Night Densmore Little John Bottlejohn Mason Glee Club Songs— The Nightingale Delias Lullaby Brahms Spring Song of the Robin W man from " Shanewis " Cadmari Laura Littlefield Nymphs and Shepherds Purcell Glee Club Aria— Un Bel Di, from " Madame Butterfly " Puccini Laura Littlefield Negro Spirituals — Go Down Moses Burleigh Didn ' t it Rain Burleigh He Gave Me a Rose Cadman In the Time of Roses Reichardt Glee Club Songs — The Spring is at the Door Quitter The Bird Fiske The Wind ' s in the South Scott Laura Littlefield Lullaby Neidlinger The Three Singers Tours Laura Littlefield and Glee Club 52 MEN ' S GLEE CLUB Director — Henry J. Clancy President — Galen E. Ray, ' 22 Secretary — Anthony Stavaski, ' 22 Vice-President — Kenneth G. Clark, ' 22 Treasurer — Paul J. Corcoran, ' 24 Pianist— Audrey M. Call, ' 22 The Men ' s Glee Club was organized in the fall of the present school year. Officers were elected, and it was voted that they hold meetings every Thursday. The mem- bers paid small weekly dues to help defray expenses. Through the excellent support of the Department of Music, and the Prin- cipal, music of a desirable type was ob- tained. After a sufficient amount of money was realized by clues, etc., the club voted to hold socials for its members and furnish light refreshments; these proving highly enjoyable. In order that students not members of the club might benefit by its existence, it was voted to give a concert in the Assembly Hall. The Lotus Male Quartet, an organ- ization of national reputation, was secured as assisting artists. The concert was given and was enjoyed by an audience of nearlj six hundred music-lovers of the school and this vicinity. A considerable sum of money was real- ized, and a part of this was donated to the Men ' s Vthletic Association to help carry on the work in that field. The remainder was held in the treasury to be used by the Glee ( ' lub next year. The success of the organization is due in part to the spirit of its officers and mem- bers, bul more to the untiring efforts of Mr Henry J. Clancy, director, whose ar- dent -upport in time of trial and disappoint- ment cleared the atmosphere as sunshine does the sky. The Glee Club would at this time like to thank all those students, members of the Faculty, and citizens who in any way con- tributed or cooperated to help place the (lull on so firm a basis. PROGRAM January 25, 1922 1 a Prayer of Thanksgiving Netherland Folk Song li Winter Song Billiard Glee Club 2 The Old Ida- Irranged Lotus Quartet 3 Across the I lills Sanderson Mr. Raymond 4 a Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Negro Spiritual li Pickaninny Lullaby Mack c Ole I Incle Moon Si ott (Arc (lull 5 a A Howl of Roses Clarke li Keep A-Goin ' Jacobsen Lotus Quartet () [Jp from Somersel Sanderson Mr. Cannell 7 The Sun orshio.pers Zuni Indian Melody (,kr • :iub S invitation Wall Hoffmann I otus Quartet 9 a Nobody Knew Bracketl I. I. a I )onna e Mobile ( Rigoletto) ' erdi Mr. Mick. 10 I [eard on tin- Campus (■lee Club 11 farewell Cutler I. ..in- Quartet 12 The Ireat Wakening Kramer Glee Club ■ 1 THE GAVELEERS You ask me ' why I like him. " Nay, I cannot ; nay, I would not say. 1 think it vile to pigeonhole Tin pros and cons of a kindred soul. truce, a truce to questioning; " We two are friends, " tells everything. Yet, if you must know, this is why : Because he is he and I am I. — Edward Verrall Lucas. The Gaveleers ' Society of the Fitchburg Xormal School was organized with the prime idea of furthering the work of the English course. Many of the students felt the need of some outside method of giving to those who desired it, some further train- ing in the use of clear English, and in the art of oral expression. A literary society seemed to be the correct solution and the " Gaveleers " was organized. great deal of credit must be given Mr. C. B. MacLean of the faculty, whose never-ceasing ambition, to help the men with this problem, at last found shelter. Mr. MacLean was a member of the Gavel- eers of Stout Institute, in Menominee, Wis., where he obtained many of his fine ideas relative to the promotion of one ' s ability in English. The first meeting of the Gaveleers was held on Monday, December 8, 1921. Law- rence Brady of Clinton was elected Presi- dent; Francis O ' Connell of Chicopee, Vice- President; Aaro Ottoson of Fitchburg, Sec- retary and Treasurer. A model for a con- stitution was presented and was accepted. Throughout the following months the society grew, both as regards membership and importance in the school life. On Tuesday evening, April 4, 1922, a Radio Concert was given by the Gaveleers. Mr. Clancy and Mr. Boylston rendered vocal selections and Miss E. Shea contribu- ted a ballet dance. That the society is becoming popular with the students is attested by the interest of membership and the good session attend- ance; its purposes have been widened, and the organization has embraced a larger sphere of usefulness to the members and the Fitchburg Xormal School. t 54 DEBATING SOCIETIES The society was late in starting its ac- tivities this year, and for this reason has confined itself to interclass rather than in- terscholastic debates. The question of the first debate held April 23, 1922, between the Junior and Junior High School Classes was, " Resolved: That men and women teachers should receive equal remuneration for equal services. " The decision handed down from the judges was in favor of the Junior High School Team, who argued for the affirma- tive of the question. The debate was a lively one and both teams were at their best. Chairman, Lawrence D. Brady J 1 MIIUS J. II. S. John 11. Butler, capt....Rena McCarthy, capt. [•Catherine Enright I lelen Cashman Lorraine Schuder Margaret Riordan Harold Young nna Murphy Patricia Higgins, alternate. The second of the series of debates was held May 1 1 , between the Senior Team and a team composed of Practical Arts Men. The question was a wide one, and furnished judges and audience a great deal of in- terest. " Resolved: that the ex-service men should receive adjusted compensation at this time. " The Practical Arts Team held the affirm- ative and the Seniors the negative. The debate, both from an oratorical and a po- litical standpoint, was of high degree. The judges, in an unanimous vote, awarded the decision to the Seniors. Chairman, John B. Butler Seniors Practical Arts Paul J. Corcoran, capt. ...Paul Sullivan, capl Florence Burns Ralph K illelea Marguerite McConville Lawrence Brady John i " . Loftus Thomas Carr The last debate of the season, between the winning teams, was scheduled for June 8. The subject chosen was, " Resolved: That labor organizations, today, promote the best interests of the working man. " The winners of this debate are to be awarded a silver loving cup. Much in- terest has been manifested this year in n trum performances, and we hope this inter- est may be continued, for the benefit de rived from debating is manifold. The judges in the three debate.- were chosen from the faculty. They were Miss ; ).,lanil. Miss Perrj . Mi- McCarthy, Mr. niliun . Mr. I.ivermore. 56 7 DRAMATICS I ' hi ' dramatic instinct is a prime force in civilization; the need to give vent to pent- up emotion, to express joy of living, to put in material form the ideas that vex his spirit, has driven man to imitate, to en at( . Primitive peoples have satisfied this need in songs and pantomime dances; the Egyp- tians and Assyrians by the powerful action of their temple lias reliefs; Orientals by puppet performances and story-telling; ancient Hebrews by religious dances and grandly dramatic odes; the Greeks by re- ligious procession — out of which came the drama, essentially as we have it today. In the Normal School in recent years there has been a development of dramatic work that has tended to raise it from the level of mere amusement and pastime to an educational factor, and given it a dignity and importance which it has not hitherto possessed. It has been customary for dif- ferent academic departments to give plays at intervals and for graduating classes to make dramatics a part of their commence- ment programs. Frequently those who have taken part in school dramatics look back in after years and acknowledge all that the training did for them: the beneficial results of it for voice, poise, and movement. Members of the faculty frequently express their appre- ciation of what such training does for stu- dents; and it is often a matter of surprise to them how many hitherto unnoticed mem- bers of their classes are " brought out " by a play. They favor play-giving because of the students ' gain through close acquaint- ance with the thought and purpose and concise statements of great writers. " Two Ghosts in White " October 28, 1920 CAST Miss Proxis, Principal of Young Ladies ' Boarding School Beatrice A. Lemay Ir . Gushover, Visitor Sybell Lawrence Mi-- Sourtop, Matron Doris A. Ryder School Girls: 1 telle Evelyn 1 1 arley Julia Florence McDowell Annie Susan O ' Leary Nettie Eleani r Sargent Bridget, Chambermaid 1 [ilda Burke The student body and members of the faculty were rendered a very enjoyable entertainment by the cast of " Two Ghosts in White " on October 28, 1920. This play was a part of the regular Hallowe ' en pro- gram, and proved to be very appropriate for the occasion. " Rebecca ' s Triumph " November 17, 1921 CAST Mrs. Rokeman Annie Leonard Mrs. Delaine Laura Leonard Rebecca Zelda Sargent Clarissa Codman Anna Rafuse Dora Gaines Dorothea Hibbert Jennie Woodman Agnes Foley Nellie Dunbar Beatrice Martin Alice Leeds Mildred Paquin Sadie Morrill Helen Searle Katie Connor Katherine Shea Gyp, a colored girl Hazel Whittier Meg, a vagrant Janet Tarbox SYNOPSIS Act I — Kitchen in Mrs. Delaine ' s Home. Act II — Picnic Grove. Act III — Parlor in Mrs. Rokeman ' s House. This comedy was presented by the Ad- vanced Junior Class for the benefit of the Girls ' Athletic Association. The program was a complete success, and the net amount greatly appreciated by the A. A. " The Twig op Thorn " June 25, 1921 CAST Nessa Teig, the woman of the house Grace Doolittle Manoya, a neighbor Ethel Corbett Oonah, Nessa ' s granddaughter. .Marie Crowley .engus Arany, a young peasant Ernest V. Flynn Aileen, a wandering poet.... John J. P. Ruddy Father Brian, the priest Joseph Kivlin Fairy Child Eileen Powers 58 Neighbors : Finula Elsie Pemberton Kathleen Emeline Wishart Sheila Gertrude Wright Sheamus William McConnell Martin Kenneth Clark Tumous Philip Corley SYNOPSIS Scene — The cottage of Nessa Teig in the County Galway, near Kylebeg. Time — Act 1 — Last day of Moody at twi- light. Act II — First day of winter in same year. " The Twig of Thorn " was given by the Senior Class on June 25, 1921. It was part of the Commencement program, and was a manifestation of high talent by the cast. The play received favorable criticism from the public, and it was reproduced on Class Day. " The Depot Lunch Counter " October 28, 1921 CAST Flora Flip, clerk Anna Clow ( nnductor Henry Bowen Pippens, manager James Burke llish, detective Francis Keating Rube, orphan Philip Sullivan I. B. Quick Leo ' ■•■ Two Female Passengers Greta Mcintosh. Helen Cashman A ( ripple ' . . .Melvin Lynch Mum-. Slowinsky, pedler James Nolan Miss Biles, stutterer Sabina Flatley Dial ' Man William Dunn Kronskipple, born Dutch George Grant A Widow Susan O ' Leary Mamma ' s Hoy Deane Eldridge This comedy, " The Depot Lunch Court ter, " was given by the meml er of tin- various classes on October 2S, 1921, as pari of the I tallowe ' en program. " She Stoops to Conquer " June 17, 1922 Senior Class Play CAST Sir Charles Marlow Willard Farwell Young Marlow Francis Keating Squire Hardcastle James Nolan George Hastings Melvin Lynch Tony Lumpkin Paul Corcoran I iggory ( !larence Staff u d Roger I eane Eldridge I )ick Leonard Wright Tin imas James Burke Stingo, Landlord of " The Three Pigeons " James Hennessey Slang John Walsh Mai Muggins Robert Riley Tom Twist Philip Sullivan Aminadah Bill Dunn Mrs. 1 lardcastle Uethea Burgess Kale I lardcastle Susan ( 1 ' Learv Constance Neville Esther Moore Maid Ethel ( Iraj Barmaid Catherine ( iantj The presentation of this play was the inauguration of a new custom for Senior Classes to follow; contrary to previous Senior Class Plays, this one was offered for its first and only performance on Class Day night, thus becoming a proper and fitting part of our Commencement affairs. It was a familiar sight on spring nights to see Miss Magoon marshaling a troupe ol of would-be actors and actresses into the assembly away from alluring companion ship and enticing tennis courts. Our Senior Play was an achievemenl worthy of much praise and we are very proud of our senior " dramatis personae. " CLASS DAY 60 Jr . 61 JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY 1 hr Class of 1923, one hundred thirty- two strong, entered the Fitchburg Normal School September 14, 1921, Trembling! nay, bul with spirits high and hopeful for future days. We soon accustomed ourselves to our new environment and settled down in the regular school duties and pleasures. The first social event in which we figured took place October 6 in the form of a re- ception given to the Juniors by the Faculty and the Senior Classes of the school. We were given a cordial welcome and we sin- cerely appreciated the efforts of our hosts and hostesses to promote a friendly atmos- phere between the two classes. ( )ur first class meeting was held in Octo- ber for the purpose of class organization. The president of the Senior class presided at this meeting and made us acquainted with some of the rules and precedents. We elected as officers the following: President, Helen O ' Neil; Vice President, Dewey Brady; Secretary, Patricia Higgins; Treas- urer. Ralph Killelea. The Juniors took an active part in both Glee Clubs, the girls under the leadership of Miss Perry and the young men under .Mr. Clancy. The secretary and librarian of the Girls ' Glee Club are both members of our class. They are Eleanor B. Shea and Irene Mason. In basketball the Juniors were forced to yield first place to the Seniors, but wait until next year! The Junior class is also well represented in the Gaveleers ' Literary Society. The greatest event in our school year was our Valentine party, which gave us an op- portunity to display both our artistic and dramatic ability. The former was shown by the many posters and the prettily deco- rated library; the latter, by the clever en- tertainment, " The Junior Follies. " Con- trary to the precedent of former classes, it was decided that we should display our class colors at this party. Never will we forget the excitement that reigned the night before the event. Did the Seniors get our colors? No! They had been carefully concealed by our president in the most mysterious manner. The colors chosen were orange and gray. This, our initial party, was a " hearty " success. We had the pleasure and the honor of assisting the Seniors at the Senior Prom as ushers, waitresses, etc. We only added local color to the surroundings, but on the next evening we were the invited guests of the Seniors at the reception tendered the Holy Cross members of the baseball squad. The year 1921-1922 has come to a close almost before we are aware of it. Many have been the friendships formed with the Senior classes, and happy have been our associations at Fitchburg Normal School. Our parting wish to the Seniors is that success ever steer the good ship Twenty- Two. 62 Li. o en U ., SOCIAL ACTIVITIES I ' hi ' Fitchburg Normal School has not been lacking in its social activities. It be- lieves as all wise people do that " all work and no play makes Johnnie a dull how " Xo danger that our Johnnies or Sallies either will he dull from want of socials. The first evidence of social activities was experienced by all members of the school, in the form of a reception given to the en- tering students by the members of the fac- ulty and senior classes. After meeting the members of the fac- ulty, games were played, refreshments served, and dancing was enjoyed by all. In this way the new-comers were ushered into our midst. The gymnasium was aglow with black and orange, with witches and cauldrons to greet Hallowe ' en. The Junior High School classes were in charge. The most interest- ing feature proved to be a trip through the " ' chamber of horrors, " which was arranged through the subway from the main building to the Practical Arts assembly hall where a one-act play. " Two " hite Ghosts. " was presented. After the play the students ad- journed to the gymnasium, where appro- priate games and stunts were played. De- licious refreshments were served. The students of the F. X. S. have a great deal for which to be thankful. Our grati- tude was exhibited by a Thanksgiving party, to which every member contributed his share. The Seniors dramatized a " movie ball. " while the Juniors gave a pan- tomime sketch and several solo dances. De- siring to make the party a success, several hours were devoted to the favorite recrea- tion — dancing! Without doubt one of the memorable events of the year was the Christmas party. at which the old English customs were car- ried out. Even the Lord and Lady of the Manor and the court jester were present. It is the one time of the year that the students ask the members of the faculty to comply with their wishes, no matter how absurd they may be. Indeed, nothing was lacking to make the season ring with old English cheer. In prominent places were found the ufc wassail bowl, boar ' s head, mince pie. and the carol singers with lighted candles. After the banquet a grand march took place in the gymnasium where also were sung merry Christmas songs. This is an event which will remain fresh in the minds of the stu- dents for many a year. Valentine ' s day was ushered in with the usual display of hearts and cupids by the members of the Junior class. This very successful part)- was given to the members of the faculty and Senior classes. After a short address of welcome by the vice-presi- dent of the class, a one-act farce, " The District School of Blueberry Corners, " was presented. Dancing was later enjoyed while several members of the class displayed their ability as hostesses by aiding H. E. Ken- dall, who served the refreshments. On March 18, a three-act drama, " Re- becca ' s Triumph, " was very ably presented by members of the Advanced Junior class in the Practical Arts assembly hall. The cast, which was composed entirely of femin- ine characters, gave evidence of careful training. Later the ivories again served as a time-keeper for merry feet. The social committee of the Fitchburg Xormal School is always on the alert to make the entertainments educational as well as recreational. On March 29, the stu- dents enjoyed a very pleasant dancing party in connection with the dancing classes of Miss Fannie Faulhauber. The party took on the aspect of a very formal affair. Young men acted as ushers and went through the formality of introducing the students to the guests. The partv served as an excellent opportunity to teach correct formality. And now came the best time of all the year. We donned our silks and satins for the Senior Promenade. The spacious school library was transformed as if by magic into a magnificent garden. The whole color scheme was enriched by the beautiful gowns worn by the young ladies. At the close of the last waltz the party went to Palmer hall, where at midnight a repast was served. The Juniors, who acted as 64 ushers, here proved their ability as host- esses, and served with the grace and ease of the experienced. Our social activities were not yet com- pleted. The evening after the promenade the library was again filled with merry people. A delightful party was given as a means of entertaining the Holy Cross boys, who challenged our own noble lads on the baseball diamond. The decorations of the evening before added to the delight of the guests. To make the evening more inter- esting refreshments were served. For the first time this year we gathered together October 6 to initiate our little Juniors. The entertainment served as a reception, given by the faculty and Senior classes. The Junior High School IV class was in charge of the entertainment and proved its unusual ability. Three rooms were occupied, each carrying out a different program. The Japanese room was ex- ceedingly striking, displaying not only Jap- anese decorations, but also one of the bru- nettes of J. H. S. IV, representing a Japan- ese girl. The three rooms were tastefully decorated with autumn leaves and sumac. Hallowe ' en again was greeted with the usual display of appropriate colors. The first part of the evening was given over to a short play, ' ' The Depot Lunch Counter. " presented in the Practical Arts assembly hall. Later the guests adjourned to the gymnasium, where every one took part in delightful stunts and games. During the dancing a delicious Halloween lunch was served. As delightful a party as has been enjoyed took place in our school library a few eve- ning before Thanksgiving. The party was expressive of the different sentiments of those present, taking the form of a m;i- querade. The grand march was a sight worth) of ;i king. Four prizes were awarded: two to the young men, two to the young ladies The firsl prize was offered for queerness of costume, the second tor orig- inality. An on-looker would imagine he was at a part) such as Cinderella attended. Christmas comes but once a year Would that it came more often, that we might en joy ourselves as we did thi- year at that blessed time. Once again the halls rang with cheer and everywhere the Christmas 65 spirit prevailed. Again box after box was k it at the dormitories to gladden the hearts of the dwellers. Again the old English cus- toms were evident and the tables were teeming with goodies. Again the carolers, with lighted candles, sang joyful songs be- fore leaving for home — away from F. X. S. physically, but always with it, mentally. To look at the stage on February 20, one could not help but think of Ocean Point Inn at a dinner party. The Junior class pre- sented a very interesting entertainment en- titled, " The Junior Follies, ' ' an original piece of work of the class president. The library was later filled with gay folks trip- ping the light fantastic. An unusual event took place on the eve- ning of March 17. The dormitory girls planned an exceptionally enjoyable party for the city girls. The entertainment con- sulted of Irish dances and songs, together with an excellent impersonation of Galli- Curci. Later the surplus energy of those present was given free reign in the form of dancing. On March 31, the commuters returned the courtesy of the dormitory girls by providing for them a novel entertainment and dance. Every one present wore a cos- tume which represented some song. Among the songs represented were " The Wearing of the Green, " a prize winner: ' Two Little Girls in Blue; " Tuck Me To Sleep. " the second prize winner. A delicious lunch was served, while the merry-maker.- seized the opportunity to glide over tin- waxen Boor in i ime with the music. Our young men will not be surpassed in anything. The following week the Practi ti al Art- men showed their ability by making ready a pleasing party and dance for the young ladies. Vmong the interesl ing feature- were a chalk talk by one of the young men. -olo dance-, and snugs dis- closing some of the secrets of the young men who must have incurred, at some time or other, the ill will ni those in i barge. V_ ' ain those present exhibited their ability io keep time with a baton? no. with their pedal extremities. nd now ha- actually come the annual event to which all Seniors have looked for ward for a whole year. Yes, and envii glances are received In a Junior ' _:irl who has been privileged to attend. The Senior Promenade was held in our library, trans- formed, as it were, from a place of serious study, into a gorgeous bower. The general color scheme was gray, giving a quiet rest- ful feeling, with its faint shadows. The entire hall was draped with Bowers and hanging vines. The orchestra was set apart, as if in a garden, surrounded as it was by palms. The pearl gray rugs, the dainty apple-blossom boughs, harmonizing with the general color scheme, and the beautiful gowns worn by the young ladies, presented a scene such as might be depicted in a fairy tale. After the close of the dancing, the entire party went to Palmer Hall where a delicious lunch was served by Junior girls. The last social event of the year and of our F. X. S. days came. The evening of the Holy Cross game, a delightful dancing party was given in honor of the Holy Cross boys. The decorations of the promenade were undisturbed, thus adding beauty to the party. Refreshments were served in order to make the evening more enjoyable. Thus, dear classmates, ends our school career at good old F. N. S. We have all had our trials and tribulations, but let us now allow the curtain to fall at the close of this big drama, in which each and every one of us has played an important role, and remember only all these pleasant social events, all our delightful classmates, all our satisfactions in realizing something big ac- complished, all our conscientious, efficient teachers, and last, but by no means the least, our new and clearly beloved principal, Mr. Parkinson. 66 MUSIC . . . Why music was ordained ? Was it not to refresh the mind of man After his studies or usual pain? " — Shakespeare. Looking back over the years spent at Fitchburg Normal School, many of the events which stand out pleasurably in our minds are those connected with the field of music. None of us will forget the inspiration of Miss Perry and her playing. Who does not remember the music periods in her room when she yielded to our pleas, and sitting down at the piano, filled the room with harmony? We always found her willing to assist us in anything connected with music, and we never left her without gain- ing some helpful suggestions. Air. Clancy has also been the source of many of our happiest moments by his un- stinted use of his tenor voice. The assem- blies and concerts at which we listened to Mr. Clancy sing " Christ in Flanders, " " Mother Machree, " " The Low Backed Car " and many other favorites will long linger in our memories. For several seasons past the musical en- tertamments of the Normal School, offered by President Herbert I. Wallace of the Fitchburg Choral Society to members of the society, teachers and pupils of the Nor- mal School, and teachers in the public schools, have been pleasurably enjoyed. These invited guests had the rare privilege of hearing Merle Alcock and Florence Hinkle in a joint concert. February 14. 1921, it being very unusual for them to be asso iated in a sonu recital. Of Merle Mcock ' s group of songs the audience expressed their pleasure, imperi- ally in " Inter Nbs " by Marl a den. " I Have a Dream " l Austin, and " Lonesome Tunes from Kentucky, " arranged by Brockway. Mi-- Hinkle will be remembered for her rendition of the aria " Depuis le jour " from " Louise, " •() Thai I Mi-ht Retrace the Way " by Brahms, and " The Cunnin ' Little Thing " by Hageman, These were only a few of the feature- of the concert, every moment of which was delightful. On the afternoon of April 2 1 the Normal School students assembled in the city hall together with the Fitchburg High school to receive the prizes awarded to the three best essays on subjects relating to music by Mr. Wallace. The Normal students were asked to base their essays on the following verse by Oliver Wendell Holmes: " Time wrecks the proudest piles we raise, The towers, the domes, the temples fall, The fortress crumbles and decays, One breath of song outlasts them all. Why? " Rev. Charles W. Loomis of North Leominster, Asa E. Stratton. and Mrs. Parkinson were the judges. The winners were: First prize, Ernest C. Flynn, ' 21; second prize. Miss Elizabeth Ellis, ' 21; third prize, Miss Elinor Driscoll, ' 21. That the judges ' decision met with popular ap- proval was evidenced by the applause and cheers which greeted the winners as they received their prizes from Mr. Parkinson. n audience which filled nearly every seat in the Practical Arts hall listened to a delightful concert on May 1 " given In Henry Clancy and the Constellation String Quartet of Boston. Mot only was the work of Mr. Clancy exceptional ly good, but the quartet of strings presented a varied yet well balanced program that won them many friends. On June 2 7. the school gathered for its annual " singout. " At this time many of the old favorite ballads and songs were rendered by the combined -Indent body of the school. Graduation came on June 50 and for the last time the Classes of 1921 and 1922 blended their voices in singing the ' Lulla- by " by Niedlinger and " Little John Bottlejohn " 1 Mason. The fall of 1921 and the beginning of ' saw the reorganizing and strengthen ing of the musi in the si cool under the leader-hip of Mi— Perry. The Girls ' G Club, after elect im; it- officers, began it- prat tii e at nm e for it- public ap] in the spring. Thi " first week in December, twenty-two Seniors had the privilege of attending an organ recital given by Mr. Wallace at his homo in the city. Among the selections enjoyed were Puccini ' s " La Boheme " and Ponchielli ' s " Dance of the Hours. " As is true of all of Mr. Wallace ' s entertainments, this one was fully enjoyable and instructive. Christmas brought familiar carols and hymns of the Nativity which never grow old. At the Christmas party several of the old English carols were sung by girls at- tired in white and bearing candles. After the party a large number of the students formed a group which went to the homes of different members of the faculty, where they sung carols. In the meantime the Men ' s Glee Club, organized in the fall, rehearsed regularly under the efficient supervision of Mr. Clancy. More than five hundred were pres- ent when it made its debut January 26, in a concert in which the club was ably as- sisted by the Lotus Male Quartet of Boston. Mr. Clancy directed and Miss Audrey Call acted as accompanist for the club. Miss Perry accompanied the quartet. A group which has been organized re- cently is the School Orchestra. This is composed of four violins, a ' cello, mando- lin, and piano. The members are: Edna Briggs, ' 22, violin; Deane Eldridge, P. A., violin; Leonard Wright, P. A., violin; Susan O ' Leary, ' 22, ' cello; Ruby Spencer, ' 23, mandolin; and Audrey Call, piano. April 2 7 proved to be a happy day for the Xormal School. In the afternoon the student body assembled in the city hall to witness the awarding of the prizes for the Wallace Essays to both Normal and High school students. Mr. Wallace, with his cus- tomary generosity, again offered to the Normal school seventy-five, fifty, and twenty-five dollars for the three best essays on the subject, " The Benefactions of Music. " This title proved an inspiration to many, for twenty-two Normal students submitted essays this year. The essays written were all so excellent that the task of choosing the three best was extremely difficult. The decision finally reached, however, was as follows: Eirst prize, Alethea Burgess, ' 22; second prize, Edna Briggs, ' 22; third prize, Deane Eldridge, P. A. Honorable men- tion was given: First, Greta Mcintosh, ' 22; Second, Eleanor Sargent, ' 22; third, Blanche Holt, ' 22. The recipients of the three prizes were further delighted with a handsome volume of various authors ' works. After the awarding of the prizes by Mr. Parkinson the audience enjoyed deeply Mr. MacGregor ' s rendition of the Butler ' s Song from ' The Marriage of Figaro, " sung in Italian and accompanied by comic ges- tures. Vigorously applauded, he further favored the audience by a Scotch ballad sung with great feeling. This was followed by three selections by the Festival Orches- tra, all of which, given in a finished man- ner, were deeply enjoyed. This concluded a program whose excellence we owed to the kindness of Mr. Wallace and his affiliation with the Choral Society of this city. The Girls ' Glee Club, consisting of 80 girls, assisted by Mrs. Laura Littlefield, soprano soloist, gave their first concert, June 1. Mrs. Littlefield favorably im- pressed everyone by her singing, especially the aria from " Madame Butterflv, " " Some Fine Day. " The " sing-out " this year differed from that of last year, in that the school pre- sented the well-known cantata, " Gallia, " motet by Charles Gounod. This was sup- plemented by " My Love Dwelt In a Northern Land, " by Edward Elgar; " Crossing the Bar, " by Barnby, and other well-known selections. On this occasion the singers were assisted by the Girls ' and Men ' s Glee Clubs. Interwoven with graduation and its music is the sadness of parting from the school and our friends here. As we separ- ate and go upon our way, we can only wish with all our heart that the work and achievements in music of the Class of 1922 may be continually increased and carried on to its highest fulfilment by each suc- ceeding class of Fitchburg Normal School. 68 COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM CLASS DAY EXERCISES, JUNE 17, 1922 CLASS PIANIST, FANNIE WOOLLACOTT March Junior and Senior Classes Tree Exercises Senior Class Annual Tree Song. Presentation of Spade Susan O ' Leary Saxifrage Senior Class Hoop Rolling Junior and Senior Classes Ivy Exercises Junior High School Class Maypole Dance Senior Classes Couple Dance Ml Classes Kerry Dance Ml Classes Aesthetic Dance Special Group March Ml Classes Songs and Cheers Ml Classes Won by the student who first reaches the Junior line. SINGOUT, 5.00 O ' CLOCK, JUNE 18, 1922 " nd tlie nighl shall he Tilled with music, 1 1 1 the i .ire- thai infest the day Shall fold their tents like the Arabs, iid ,i- silently steal away. " — Longfellow. PROGRAM Gallia Gounod NORMAL SCH001 CHORUS ililrcss Mr. Parkinson. The Nighl Has a Thousand Eyes Bourdillon Hope Carol Smith M Love Dwelt in a Northern Land Elgar Crossing the liar Barnby Now the Da ts Over Barnby As graduates of the 1922 Class we wish to dedicate this section of our book to the members of the Fitchburg Normal School Alumni. We are glad of an opportunity to show them the honor and respect due them for the wonderful work they have accom- plished all over the world. It is our hope that we will be able to " carry on the torch " of successful work which they have pre- sented to us, and thus add more honor to Alma Mater ' s name. SOME OF THE BRIGHT LIGHTS IN NORMAL ' S HISTORY Frank Andrews, ' 02, principal of Dartmouth Street School, Worcester, Mass. Henry F. Anglim, P. A., ' 17, supervisor of Manual Training, Cranston, R. 1. Edith P. Ballard. ' 16, principal of Mission School, Crigole, Gunter District, India. Florence S. Beane, ' 22, translating foreign correspondence, Middletown, Conn. Hedvig Berglund. ' 15, now Mrs. William McKay, New York City. Louise Borchers, ' 18, leaching, Bridgewater Normal School. Edgar Bugbee, P. A., ' 16, teaching manual training, Gardner, Mass. Grace Chandler, ' OS, teaching, Montclair, N. J. Josephine . Chute, ' 01, instructor at Lowell Normal School. Florence D. Cbnlon, ' 23, instructor at Fitch- burg Normal School. Rosamond C. Cook, ' 14, associate professor in Teacher Training Department in Home conomics, State College, Ames, Iowa. Winifred M. Coolidge, ' 17, librarian. East Jaffrey, X. H. Mary F. Curtis, ' 12, instructor at Wellesley Collc- Charlotte H. Drttry, ' 17, assistant librarian, Worcester, Mass. Wallace- . Farnsworth, P. A., ' 14, teaching manual training, Fitchburg High School. Marion W. I- ' lagg, ' 07, teaching, Littleton, 1 Evelyn E. Fernald, ' 10, studying at Cornell University. Madeline 1. Fuller, ' 21, teaching, Dedham, Ma--. James E. Gaffney, ' 16, educational director for the Central Pennsylvania Typothctse. Alici ' Gates, Ml. head of Transit Dept, Chelsea Trust Co., Chelsea, Mass. Maud A. Goodfellow, ' 01, chief clerk, Fitch- burg Normal School. Blanche E. Grammont, ' 23, teacher, Fitch- burg Normal School. Marion E. Green, ' 17, teacher, Newton, Mass. Amy F. Hale, ' 13, research assistant, Bos- ton, Mass. Florence M. Hale, ' 05, agent, Dept. of Edu- cation, Augusta, Me., taking a year ' s leave of absence to study at Columbia University. Ruth Hall, ' 21, East Orange, N. J. Barbara E. Ham, TO, formerly teacher in Demonstration School, Lowell Normal, now Mrs. George Doucoumes, Keene, N. H. Roy F. Hanson, ' 16, supervisor of shop work, Camden, N. J. Edith D. Hapgood, ' 03, teaching, Montclair, N. J. Ellen K. Harvey, ' 11, teaching, Townsend, Mass. Adelberta Haskins, ' 02, Fitchburg High School, Fitchburg, Mass. Dennis H. Haverty, ' 12, advisor of Federal Vocational Board, Cambridge. Mary A. Hayes, ' 01, principal of Ashburn- ham Street School, Fitchburg, Mass. Blanche Hurley, ' 20, teaching, Cleveland, O. Elma M. Johnson, ' 21, supervisor, Fitchburg Normal School. John J. Kelley, ' 14, instructor at Bridgewater Normal School. Annie K. Kirby, ' 01, teacher, Fitchburg High School. .Sarah E. Lamprey, ' 00, instructor at Fitch- burg Normal School. Marion Lane, ' 09, formerly an instructor at Fitchburg Normal School, now Mrs. Willis B. Anthony. Mary L. Lawless, ' 06, supervisor, Cleveland, Ohio. 70 Winifred J. Livermore, ' 16, with Bennett Travel Bureau, Boston, Mass. Katherine McCarty, ' 06, instructor at Fitch- burg Normal School. Ellen C. McGrath, ' 06, teacher, Fitchburg High School. James M. McNamara, ' 04, assistant principal of Fitchburg High School. Jane Monahan, ' 01, assistant principal, New York City. George F. Moody, ' 17, principal of Junior High School, Portsmouth, N. H. Pauline 1. Moore, ' 20, instructor at Fitch- burg Normal School. John J. Mullaney, ' 17, director of American- ization and Continuation Schools, Gardner, Mass. Mary E. Murphy, ' 10, instructor in Ethical Culture School, New York City. Helen O ' Eloro, ' 26, clerk, Fitchburg Normal School. Agnes S. Ordung, ' 09, teaching, Boston. Rose M. O ' Toole, ' OS, director of American- ization, New Haven, Conn. Elsie P. Schmidt, ' 20, librarian at Fitchburg Normal School. Gertrude Rich. ' 16. leaching, Westerly, R. I. Sarah A. Richardson, ' 12, Institutional Man- ager, Dummer Academy, South Byfield. Bertha L. Sherwin, ' 03, librarian, Fitchburg High School. Annie T. Slattery, ' 06, Maiden High School, Maiden, Mass. Florence Slattery, ' 06, teaching. Maiden, Mass. Velmah E. Spencer, ' 20, supervisor of music, Sanford, Me. M. Norcross Stratton, ' 13, agent Department of Education, Stale House, Boston, Mass. Charlotte M. Thompson, Bridgewater Nor- mal School. Annie T. Washburn, ' 04, teaching. Prince- inn, X. J. Clara Wetherbee, ' 19, teaching, Dedham, Mass. I. aura A. Wpodworth, ' 11, teaching, Fitch- burg Normal School. Elsie E. Willard, teaching, Springfield, Mass. GRADUATES OF 1921 ADVANCED CLASS — FOUR- YEAR COURSE Name Home Address Present Position Doris E. Almy 579 North Main Si.. Fall River East Orange, X.J. Myrtle F. Blanchard Lock Box 54, Bondsville Springfield, Ma--. Ethel M. Corbett R. F. D., Westminster Passaic, X.J. Mildred K. Daisy 53 Foresl St., Fitchburg Springfield, Mass, Grace E. Dooliitle R. F. I . No. 2. Northfield Newton, Mass. Elinor M. Driscoll 29 Church St., Leominster Terryville, Conn. Margaret K. Farrell 32 Pearl St., Leominster Passaic, X. I. Ernest V. Flynn 7 Lancaster St., Leominster Middletown, Conn. Mary . Healey 35 Spruce St., Fitchburg Leominster, Mass. Dorothy M. Marshall 31 Rainville Ave., Fitchburg Passaic, X.J. Mice I. Proctor 104 Mechanic St., Fitchburg Haverhill, Mass. John J. Ruddy 27 Bond St., Fitchburg Freehold, X. J. William E. Smith 56 Lincoln St., Fitchburg Middletown, Conn, Mildred M. Woodward 77 Arlington St., Fitchburg Married Elizabeth Ellis THREE-YEAR COURSE (SPECIAL) .... Wheeler- Point, Gloucester Dedham. Ma--. ELEMENTARY C LASS Blondena J. Argy 15 High St.. Turners Falls Turners Falls Lillian A. Carry 1 Rindge Terrace. Cambridge Substituting, Cambridge F.l-ie F. Bennerl 175 Easl St.. Methuen Methuen Anna R. Boden ' ' 4 Fairview Vve., Chicopee I Elizabeth T. Bolton 54 Campbell St., New Bedford Near New Bedford Pearl J. I Booth J9 Central St.. Berlin Wesl Berlin Barbara M. Bresnahan 53 Brigham Park, Fitchburg Terryville, Conn. Hilda A. Burke 535 Mill St., New Bedford Near New Bedford Man ' I ' .uike 7s Summit St., Clinton Spencer Constance I. Chaney 170 Granite St., Leominster Templeton i laire E. Chase. . . . ' 182 Pleasant S Springfield, N ' t. Mice F. Clark 63 Bedford South Dartmouth France- F. i lark Main St.. Amherst, X. II Maiden Dorothy M. Clow 15 Myrtle St.. (range Ridgewood, X. J. Marie R Crowley 65 Harrison We., Leominster South Barre 71 . Home Address Present Position Dorothy B. DeLaid 180 Purchase St., New Bedford Near New Bedford Dorothy F. Dix 177 Conway St., Greenfield Greenfield Dorothj D. Donaghy 43 Sycamore St., New Bedford Dartmouth Catherine T. Duggan 1-1 Clark St., New Bedford Near New Bedford . lia Farrell 52 Pearl St., Leominster Passaic, N. J. Grac M. Fielden Gardners Neck Rd., So. Swansea Wakefield, R. 1. Anna M. Fitzgerald 15 " Bowdoin St., Springfield Passaic, N. J. Eileen M. Fitzpatrick lid Montgomery St., Chicopee Chicopee Margaret E. Gallagher 167 Union St., Leominster Baldwinville I iearan 255 Summer St., Gardner South Deerticld Frances M. Geary 56 Pleasant St., Leominster Junior High, Fitchburg Eleanor C. Geiger Villa Lorraine, Pcpperell Dedham Elizabeth ( . I rleason 74 Park St., New Bedford Near New Bedford Maude L. Green Main St., Ashby Raymond, N. H. Evelyn A. Eianley 61 Unity Ave., Belmont Substituting in Boston Vgnes E. Harrington 57 Parker St., New Bedford New Bedford Evadne W. Harrington ( 2 Washington St., Ayer South Barre LI leu K. 1 lennessey 50 Monroe St., Norwood Cohassett Caroline II. Herbert 74 Summer St., Maynard Charlton City Raymond W. J. Hobson 403 Stevens St., Lowell Studying at B. U. Irene Holt.... 15 Faxon St., Nashua, N. H Newton Gladys M. Hornibrook 161 Mt. Vernon St., Fitchburg Hackensack, N.J. Margaret M. Jackson 1 ' 3 Potomska St., New Bedford New Bedford Saima R. ECauppi 182 High St., Gardner Lancaster (Catherine G. Keneally 233 North St., New Bedford New Bedford Rachel L. Kimball Littleton Road, Westford South Weymouth (Catherine E. Langen Lancaster Beatrice A. Lemay 44 Payson St., Fitchburg Hackensack, N. J. Lorretla C. Lynch 17 Union St., Leominster , Gertrude E. MacFarlane 53 Congress St., Orange Junior High, Fitchburg Florence R. McDonald 701 So. First St., New Bedford Near New Bedford Helen A. Marshall 50 Roosevelt St., Fitchburg Junior High, Fitchburg Doris G. Martin 40 Chestnut St., Gardner Newton Edna M. McKinnon 234 No. Main St., Palmer Bucksport, Me. May E. McLaughlin Millers Falls Cleveland, Ohio. Ruth P. McMillan 66 Highland St., Winchendon South Deerfield Mildred C. Morrison 42 So. Emerson St., New Bedford Acushnet Mary Agnes Mullaney 1202 Water St., Fitchburg Junior High, Fitchburg Rheta N. Murphy 126 Second St., Leominster Wheelwright luditb II. Nordberg 57 Concord St., Maynard North Sudbury Reta M. O ' Connell 126 Cockran St., Chicopee Falls Chicopee Lydia O ' Leary 9 Stone St., New Bedford Near New Bedford Eileen M. O ' Neil 28 Munroe St., Chicopee Falls Chicopee Helen M. O ' Sullivan Pcpperell Road, W. Groton Ashburnham Elsie R. Lemberton 203 County St., New Bedford New Bedford Eileen Powers Federal St., Millers Falls Passaic, N. J. Rachael T. Price 3 Keyes St., Warren Terry ville, Conn. Anna L. Rafuse Boston Hackensack, N. J. ( iertrude M. Ryan 59 Arlington St., Fitchburg Wakefield, R. I. Saima M. Seppala 70 Mt. Globe St., Fitchburg Junior High, Fitchburg Florence D. Silk 20 Winter St., Amesbury Near New Bedford Dorothy V. Simonds 63 Forest St., Fitchburg Weymouth Alice E. Snyder Main St., Lancaster Orange, Mass. Bessie Soli Hudson Road, Bolton Passaic, N. J. Elizabeth A. Sullivan 2 Washington Ave., New Bedford Near New Bedford Grace V. Sullivan 35 Brigham Park, Fitchburg Athol, Mass. [Catherine V. Sullivan 83 Linden St., New Bedford Near New Bedford Mildnd . Sullivan 8 Fainwood Circle, Cambridge Substitute, Cambridge ithj II. Vanni 332 North St., New Bedford New Bedford Esther A. Weeden 186 Center St., Quincy Quincy Florence M. Wilder 16 Roosevelt St., Maynard Spencer Hazel M. Weiss 136 Silver St., Greenfield Greenfield M. Emelene Wishart 237 Chapman St., Greenfield Newton her A. Wood R. F, 1)., Winchendon Greenfield Gertrude I. Wright 15 Ashland Ave., Methucn Passaic, N. J. Beatrice T. Martin 105 Estabrook St., Athol E. Jaffrey, N. Tl. 72 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY CLASS Name Home Address Present Position Helen E. Corliss 28 Winter St., Fitchburg Phillipston Dorothea Hibbert 159 Blossom St., Fitchburg East Longmeadow Pauline A. Larson 93 Cedar St., Fitchburg Phillipston Center Annie L. Leonard ..Simonsville, Vt Perkinsville, Vt. Laura " C. Leonard Simonsville, Vt Perkinsville, Vt. Edna F. Lyons 786 Mt. Auburn, Watertown Substitute, Boston Zelda J. Sargent Main St., North Hadley Springfield Helen C. Searle 21 Vernon St., Northampton Northampton Katherine F. Shea 46 Myrtle Ave., Fitchburg Lawrence A. Janet W. Tarbox 130 Pacilic St., Fitchburg Junior High, Fitchburg Hazel V. Whittier i. F. I). No. 1, Orange Siurbridge PRACTICAL ARTS DEPARTMENT FOR MEN — ENTERED 1917 Thomas E. Cutler 11 Maple Avenue, Newton Akron, Ohio Frank W. Hatch 4 Newport Chambers, Cambridge Arlingti in George P. Peters % Cedar St., Fitchburg Fitchburg PRACTICAL ARTS DEPARTMENT FOR MEN - ENTERED 1918 James C. Kevlin William E. King Joseph T. Kivlin William J. McConnell. . 79 Edison Ave., Pittsfield Taunton .1 Highland St., Marlboro Fitchburg . Packard St., Lancaster Gardner ,89 Hall St., North Adams dams PRACTICAL ARTS DEPARTMENT FOR MEN- ENTERED 1919 Phillip J. Corley 9 Franklin St., Fitchburg Boston University Dean E. Johnson 168 Lancaster St., Leominster Gardner Edward B. Nichols 38 Ward St., Fitchburg dams CONGRATULATIONS TO Mildred Woodward. Clara Souga and Harry Gilchrest and James Kevlin -i 74 UJ Q Z M o d o Z LU C 3 HONOR ROLL Charles E. Akeley Harold 0. Akeson John F. Barnicle John F. Barrett Austin F. Bradshaw Peter Bryne Byron G. Carson Henry J. Clancy Merle B.. Crockett Thomas Cutler Lei mard T. I )omes Edward I )i n ivan Charles M. Dunbar ( lifford X. Dunnells Louis Euvrard Henry Fischer Ernesi Flynn Valmore A. I [add Mvrton L. Harris Frank VV. Match Robert W. Holmes Leonard Hooper Raymond E. Howard Anthony M. Jason Richard ' W. Johnson Philip Johnson Vano ( ). Kauppi Francis B. Lynch Francis B. L3 nch, 2d Walter F. McAndrews Frederick McClemenl William MxDermott Henry II. Miller James A. Moriarty In the spring of 1917, many ey es were wet with tears of pity, while the most touching parade imaginable passed along It was Preparedness Day! We had just declared war against one of the mightiest military powers in the history of the world. The parade that passed along the street was America ' s gesture of defiance; the country ' s expression of its will to fight and sacrifice. Children, women, and men! Thousands of them went by as the day wore on, all aflame with the will to do and none of them equipped with the skill or the weapons to make accomplishment possible. Thai was America, then. 1 1« 1 yet, our thoughts of the millions of long-trained foes on the Western Front; of our desperate new allies hopefully awail ing our coming, cast a feeling of de over us. Could we make an army oyer night, to sustain the rapidly weakening Ulies ' line? Bui America was performing a miracle! The great, undisciplined COUTJ try was using it- wealth of strength and spirit to hammer out a shield that would James S. Mullaney James T. O ' Connor Nichi ilas l i ' i 1 mm ir Byron Parker 1 ieorgi I ' eters Walter 1). Pierce Richard Porter Edward T. Quinn Wesley M. Rosier Charles ( ). Ruddj John J. Ruddy George A. Sexton Lyman Sli rrving L. Smith Leroy Smith William E. Smith difi on II. Souther Karl A. Spearwater Howard L. Stannard Loring R. Stevenson Walter 1 1. Sturtevant Robert E. Sullivan Xriiold K. Thompson Bradford ( . Tn iul Harold ||. Tucker Percival L. Warner Irving Wells John X. Willmott I rancis J. Wilsi m Francis I. Whalen Frank E. Wyld withstand the mightiest blows the Central Power- could strike, and forging a sword whose edge would stand the test of com- bal againsl the keenest blades of war- trained Kurope. The indomitable .-j irit of pioneers, people from all the nations of the world, which pioneer effort in America had welded inl a new and distinct national character, was rapidly accomplishing the impossible. Modern combat was different and in modern combal we would be al a t 1 di advantage. America was untrained S the arguments ran. I In call to arm- sounded. It- echoes ram; everywhere Industries, professions, schools everj phase of life answered the call and seni it- youth to fighl for the preservation of democracj and civilization. The 11 it -r I or German military powers did not expect any of them to take such a part, -hurt of a year. Put less than nine month- later, nearly a million meri. had iieen under lire in om great lasl battle ,1- part- of on.- greal American rniy. and the war was at an end. April 6, July 3, October 23, L917, Toul, Chemin des Dames, Vesle, Cantigny, Sois- sons, Chateau-Thierry, Vaux, Rheims, St. Mihiel, Verdun, Ypres, and November 11, 1918. are the real impressive events of the orld ' s greatest conflict. ShortTj alter the armistice, near the head- quarters of the Crown Prince in Stenway on the Meuse River, was the victorious American Army, some two million strong, reaching from the battle line to the base port, with the equivalent of its own strength behind it in the homeland wait- ing for the call. Three years from that day all eyes rested on the Arlington amphitheatre, while a bugler blew taps over the body of an Un- known Soldier. Many were oppressed by the great sense of the futility of the sacri- fice he exemplified when his body was lowered into its last resting place to the thunder of the presidential salute. He had wrought the miracle, but the victory for which he died had been made of no avail by the men in whose hands he had left peace so dearly bought. Let us not forget that our own institu- tions answered with men. Not many of them have taken part in any real fighting, nor were they trained to any great degree of military proficiency, but at heart they were willing to make the supreme sacrifice. Our own esteemed faculty member, Captain Charles A. Akeley, whose service with the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment from May, 1898, to March, 1917, had taken him into the Spanish-American war in Cuba and Puerto Rico for nine months, and later into the conflict on the Mexican border in 1916, in 1917 was again re- called for duty in the World War. He served with the Train Headquarters anci Military Police of the Twenty-Sixth Di- vision in France and the Inspector-Gener- al ' s Department of the United States Army at Brest. Having served twenty-one vears and five months in the military ranks of our country, Capt. Akeley was mustered out October 15, 1919. From the service records we have selected the following as typical of what our boys did: H. O. Akeson trained at Camp Upton for military service and was placed in the Depot 76 Brigade. Transferred thence in the Develop- ment Battalion, with other teachers and col- lege graduates, as instructor in English and military tactics in the Labor Battalion. Dis- charged from Camp Upton, December 4, 1018. Percival I.. Warner enlisted July 30, 1917, ai Fitchburg. First assignment, Ambulance Company No. 22; later changed to Ambulance Company No. 23 at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Or- ganization transferred to tamp Gordon, Ga., and later number changed to Ambulance Com- pany No. 326, and made part of the Eighty- Second Division. November, 1917, transferred to Ambulance Company No. 328. Received sergeant ' s warrant March 1, 1918. Embarked for overseas May, 1918. Took part in St. Mihiel drive September 12, 1918, and Argonne offensive October 7, 1918. Wounded October 7, 1918. Spent five months in hospitals in France ; sent home convalescent, arriving February 28, 1919. Honorably discharged at Camp Devens March 28, 1919. Irving Leslie Smith, U. S. N. R. F, per- formed honorable active service in the United States Navy from November 9, 1917, to Jan- uary 9, 1919, on board U. S. S. Edithenia, Boston Section. Rating, second-class seaman. Enrolled April 25, 1917, at Boston for four years. Discharged April 24, 1921. Bradford C. Trowt, enlisted at Athol, Mass., October 7, 1917 ; assigned to Headquarters Detachment, Eighth Battalion, 151st Depot Brigade, Camp Devens. Made corporal, Jan- uary 1, 1917; sergeant, May 21, 1917; sergeant- major, July 11, 1918; transferred to Central Machine Gun Officers ' Training School, Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga.. October 15, 191S. Discharged there December 18, 1918. Richard W. Johnson enlisted June, 1917, in the National Guard. Served twenty months in France with 101st Engineers of the Twenty- Sixth Division. Discharged April, 1919. Arnold Kenneth Thompson, U. S. N. R. I- ' ., performed honorable active service in the United States Navy from August 4, 1917, to January 9, 1919, on board the following ships and stations: Bumkin Island; Navy Rifle Range, Wakefield; U. S. S. Reina Mercedes; Navy Rifle Range, Glenburnie, Maryland; re- ceiving ship at Philadelphia ; U. S. Naval Rail- way Battery, which served in France from June, 1918, until December, 1918. Fired from in back of Twenty-Sixth Division near Ver- dun, during last part of war; also near " Le Chemin des Dames. " Clifton H. Souther enlisted March 28, 1918, at Leominster; was appointed sergeant May 4, 1918; appointed mess sergeant June 16, 1918, at Camp Devens; regular sergeant-major, Twelfth Division Headquarters, Camn Devens, July 24, 1918. Was sent to Central Officers ' Training School, Camp Lee, Va., August 27, 1918. Attached to the Seventy-Sixth, Twelfth, and Replacements for Eighty-Seventh Divi- sions. Received honorable discharge Decem- ber 18, 1918. Walter Duncan Pierce enlisted May 9, 1918. Sent to Fort Slocum, New York, May 10. Assigned to company and Machine Gun Train- ing Center Division I, and sent to Camp Han- cock, Augusta, Ga., May 15. Left here Tulv 12 for Camp Dix. Sailed for France July 30, landed in Liverpool August 6. From there to training camp in France, August 15 to 2S, when transferred to One Hundred and Eighth Machine Gun Battalion, Company B, of the Twenty-Eighth Division (Pennsylvania Na- tional Guards.) Went directly into action at the front. Fought in battles at Fismes, Aisne, Meuse, Argonne, Thiaucourt. Tn the firing line with no rest from August 29, 1918, until November 11, 1918. Stayed at Hassarant Farm, Alsace-Lorraine, until January 4, 1919, when his company started for the coast, ar- rived at St. Nazaire April 19. Sailed for United States April 30, landed in Philadelphio May 16. Discharged from Cam]) Dix May 26, 1919. Division received personal citations from General Pershing at ( ise-Aisne front and from Major-General Muir in the Argonne Forest. Ray Howard entered M. I. T. School of Military Aeronautics November 17, 1917, Cor- nell School of Military Aeronautics Fanuary 1, 1918, Camp Dick, Dallas, Texas. Aviation Concentration Camp. February 4, Flying School, Mineola, i-ong Island, April 1. Re- ceived commission June 17. as a second lieu- tenant, air service. Entered Gunnery School. Wilbur Wright Field, August 1. Received overseas order September 1, arrived Septcmbe ' - 24. blew French Nieuports and monoplanes daily in formation work, acrobacy combat, and gunnery practice. Spent Christmas in Paris 1918. Ordered home January 2, 1919. Dis- charged February 2, 1919. Frank E. vide. October 1, 1918, to March 30, I ' M ' -. Hingham Naval Training Station, Williams College S. A. T. C, Pelham Bay Ensign School. L. S. N. R. I , . k. Lynch, private in tin- C. S. A. Avia- tion Section of the Signal Corps, Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas. Leonard T. Hooper entered service October 5, 1917, at Camp Devens; in Companj E, 301sl Ammunition Train: transferred January, I ' M i.. i amp Vail, New Ltmv, and in February mpany ( , 317th Field Signal Battalion, i imp Devens. Left rseas, Ink 9, 1918, m I [oboken on C. S. S. America, arri i d mi Bresl Julj is. Credited with service in St. Mibiel. Meusc Argonne and Defensive Sec tor,. Sailed from Marseilles Mav 23. I ' M " , on the Pannonia, arrived in New York June 6. Discharged at Camp Devens June 14. Frank W. Hatch enlisted in the regular arm) ' , sent to Fort Slocum, New York, and thence to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, attached to the Ninth Field Artillery. In the ranks of Battery B, Ninth Field, during the summer of 1918, then sent to Field Artillery Training School. Served fourteen weeks of intensive training and was about to receive commission as sec- ond lieutenant when armistice was signed. Re- ceived honorable discharge. Byron G. Carson enlisted at Fitchburg, April 2, 1917, in the Sanitary Detachment of the Sixth Infantry, Massachusetts National Guard. Overseas from October S, 1017. to August 4, 1919. Service overseas was with fourteen organizations of the Twenty-Sixth Division, until January 14, 1919. American Commission to Negotiate Peace at Paris, France, January 15 to 30, I ' M 1 ' . Division of Criminal Investigation, Paris, February 1, until date of discharge. Discharged at Camp Mitchell Field, Long [sland, X. Y.. August 9, I ' M ' ). David Morse Colburn enlisted in United States Army Medical Corps. August 20, I ' M " . at Boston. Intensive preparation at Fori Ethan Allen, leaving Nov ember 21, 1917, for Camp Merritt. From here, with new officers ' unit known as " Base Hospital No. 66, " left New York December 1 " . 1917. December 2! left Halifax, disembarking at Glasgow, S land, December 31. Arrived in France Janu- ary 11. 1918; at Neufchateau, Vosges, January 14, and met Captain Akelev. Received ser- geant ' s warrant September IS, 1918. Served till lanuarv 30. I ' M " . Left St. Xa aire for U. S. A., arriving February 11. I ' M " , at New- port News, Virginia. February 27. a t tamp Devens. mustered oul of service, lie was the third generation of David (Alburns to be ser- geant. Lyman Sleeper enlisted April 0, 1 " 17: sen; i " i ommonwealth Pier April 11: assigned to U. S. S. Marietta in Boston Navy Yard. Did patrol duly in the waters of the First Xaval I i tricl until September 13. On that date sailed for Gibraltar, convoyed and patroled the Mediterranean until spring of 1918. April. I ' M " , transferred t. Pauillac, where crews were being made up to take over German ships transferred b) agreement of armistice. I in April transferred to Brest, and assigned to the Hamburg-American Ship Santa I Relieved from active duty Augusl 11. I ' M " . Discharged April 10. 1921. 77 CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT EVENTS Twenty-Fourth Junior High School Class — Entered 1918 BY RENA McCarthy FIRST YEAR, 1918-19 b. The Junior Class is to give a Valentine SEPTEMBER party in the form of vaudeville and dancing. Each division is to put on an a. Ten shining lights are lost amidst the boom and clatter of the entering classes. act. Get ready, Juniors? " Lights that ewe temporarily dimmed c. Some more of the shining lights make Shall live to shine again. " their debuts. The Recording Angel could never forget those events. Just b. How true the above quotation is. think of it. c. Familiar sayings: F. M. used her pleasing voice to ad- 1. " Do you think you ' ll like it? " vantage in the prologue. 2. " What division are you in? " M. G. R. at this early date represented d. Alas! the unlucky 13, and to fall on a a bride. (Truth is stranger than fic- Friday, too. Visions of South Swansea. tion.) e. " Here hath been dawning another blue Will you ever forget H. C. as she day, sang Jeanne d ' Arc in French? Think, wilt thou let it slip useless away? " G. M. performed the marvelous feat f. Remember the time we had getting ac- of crawling into a bottle: put your quainted with everybody? Teachers, too thinking caps on, if you please. H. 0. was an act in herself. Ask her Of 5 ' The Junior class organizes and two of the ten shining lights make their debut — H. C. as secretary and G. M. as treas- urer. Pay your dues, girls, as soon as about it some time. A. K. and T. D. F. were the cutest little " picaninnies " imaginable. R. M. took the part of a " little girl. " possible, or G. M. will place a nice little yellow slip in your mail box. d. The shining lights set aside this day to recuperate. We honestly think we need h. Remember what Mr. T. and Miss K. it. said about influenza germs; they ' ll get e. T. D. F. forgot to blush today. Methinks you if you don ' t watch out. she was being initiated. i. The sad news has been announced that f. H. 0. is beginning to come out of her school must cease for a month to prevent shell; how bashful some of these people the spread of the " flu. " We like spreads are? but are particular at times, n ' est-ce pas? g- Winter term ends and we receive a pres- ent in the form of a nine days ' vacation. OCTOBER Let ' s send in a petition that we want to a. T. D. F. has established a habit of al- rid? Those in favor say, " Aye. " Unani- go to school instead. mous. MARCH NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY a. " All roads turn to F. N. S. " Here we The " Recording Angel " forgot to do are back again. Remember all the fairy books we have to read and the note- his duty. " A word to the wise is sufficient. " books we ' ve got to get ready. B. W. and E. B. don ' t seem to be in the least FEBRUARY bit worried. a. T. D. F. has established a habit of al- b. A. M. came to penmanship class with- ways carrying a letter while passing out her book and moved from the front through the corridor. We wonder why? 78 seat to the back. Remember the day, A.? APRIL C. a. Beginning of spring vacation. MAY a. Spring is in the air, and by the looks of things something else is in the air. b. Miss C. took us for a nature walk today. c. We are beginning to get ready for class day. " Oh! for the days spent in the boiling sun. " d. d. M. G. R., R. M., A. M. plan to go to W. for the summer e. j UNE a. Graduation. Back to the home hearth-. b. Goodby, 1 hope you have a pleasant summer. f. (T SECOND YEAR, 1919-20. SEPTEMBER a. The schools of observation and practice open. The ten shining lights find them a. selves divided. Fifty per cent of the class begin training in the |uninr High School, E. II. . G. M„ II. C, A. K... H. 0. b. The other fifty per cent report for work b. and plans are formulated to organize into a J. H. S. II Class. c. At least we are organized as far as offi- cers are concerned. A. M. was elected president. A. K. vice president, H. C. a. secretary, and R. M. treasurer. d. We decide that it is horrid luck to have only five members report for class. We have to prepare our lesson every day, h. for no one gets by without being called upon to recite. This is especiallj true ( in Mr. II. ' s class. e. We attend the Junior reception. The ice cream was good. ,1 f. M. G. R. and R. M. give talk- in a sembly on their experiences at Wren- tham State Schc il. A. M r tribute. a. G. M. and T. D. F. joined the afternoon oil painting class. J. II. S. II would not p. be complete without some arti I). Preparation for the Hallowe ' en party. We are invited to give a faculty tea. " A little social life now and then is relished by the most of men. " F. M. is on the refreshment committee. Remember. A. M., ice cream is to be served on a plate. The plate is to be handed carefully to the person being served. To place it on the knee or even to allow it to slide gracefully along the carpet is a serious breach of etiquette. ( )nly four-fifths of the class present to- day. It isn ' t right to swerve from the straight and narrow path, girls. M. (i. R., our class monitor, was called to the office. We " think " that she was complimented on keeping attendance slips up to date. Hallowe ' en party. -Mr. Harrington has invited us to visit Goodnow ' s iron foundry. Iron is hard but we know things that are harder. NOVEMBER Today we are going to the historical rooms to see the antiques. What did Mr. . mean when he said, ' Why go so far to see antiques? " Thanksgiving vacation begins tomor- row. We have much to be thankful for, including the vacation. HI i MB] R Will wonder- ever cease? V l . and II. ( ' . came to school on time today. case of " At Christmas I ' m a- good as I can be. " W ' e surmise that E. R. is planning to write a history. W e have iii ided to write letters to Si Mick. .Maybe we ' ll gel something we want this year. (hri-tma- vacation he»in . Km said. I M kV Fair and colder. " the paper- -ay. but Mr. II. says it will be fair and hotter if the J. II. S. II- don ' t pass in their Thrift ' . ' ■ S. Do you suppose that I 1 1 I will ever to i lass with her lesson unpre ed? C. M, ( . R.. how much time did you put on your essay? Why don ' t you pattern by others? d. l ' hrift essay prizes were awarded today. T. D. F. took first prize and R. M. sec- ond. e. The other fifty per cent of the class are to go in training in February and the first fifty per cent are to resume studies in the Normal School. f. We went over to the J. H. S. to observe some lessons before going in training. g. E. B. certainly can teach history. h. T. D. F. must have been feeling rather feverish during the geography lesson, her face was so red. T. D. F., it doesn ' t pay to get excited over such a trivial thing as a geography lesson. R. M. sympathizes with you. FEBRUARY a. At 8.15 this morning half of us — A. M., T. F.. M. R., R. M., B. W.— started on the first lap of our life ' s work. The other half are taking time to rest and think matters over. b. We sure did have some fun at the Val- entine party. c. As usual, a much-needed vacation. MARCH a. H. C, G. M., E. B., H. O. organize a debating team and plan to debate the juniors on the subject of compulsory military training. b. The J. Ff. S. IPs lost the debate, but are they downhearted? We ' ll say they ' re not. c. We had a class meeting today and chose our class colors, coral and blue, different and dainty, to say the least. APRIL a. Just ordinary events; a few lessons pre- pared; also a few unprepared. G. M., A. K... Ff. C. leave for Somerville to substitute for two weeks. Best wishes. h. Registers must be balanced tonight. Sweet memories. c. T. I). F. won the third Wallace music prize. Rah! Rah! T. I). F. Rah ' Rah! MAY a. Vacation and the happiest month of all the year. b. Field day. J. Ff. S. II bowling team— A. M., R. M., H. O., T. F.— won the bowling prize. Mr. H. pinned the rib- bons on the winners. c. A. K., you weren ' t supposed to break that egg in the egg race. The next time follow directions. d. The G. A. A. gave a banquet in the LIplook Farm Tea Room to all the par- ticipants in the field clay activities. Any- way the G. A. A. is all right, we say. JUNE a. Class clay. Sing out. Graduation. Use your own imagination. THIRD YEAR, 1920-21 a. No doubt each member of the J. H. S. Ill has a private chronology of the im- portant events of this year. H. C., A. K., E. B., B. W., G. M. went teaching in the city. H. 0. and M. R. went to the commercial office. A. M., T. F., R. M. went to the Junior High School for the third year ' s work. b. An important event that meant much to all of us was the appointment of Mr. Parkinson as the head of our school dur- ing the absence of Mr. Thompson. The new arrival causes us to bring to mind many times the quotation over the en- trance to the J. H. S.: " A gentleman is one who is as gentle as a woman and as manly as a man. " We sincerely hope that he will be the executive head of the F. N. S. faculty for many years to come. c. During this year Miss Bawita Lawler was elected a member of our faculty. The F. N. S. was indeed fortunate in se- curing her services, and we especially have much for which to thank her. 80 FOURTH YEAR— 1921-22 SEPTEMBER " Turn back, turn back, oh! time in thy flight An d make me a child again just jor tonight. " Here Father Time opened the History of Life to record for us our most eventful year. We have learned the meaning of sorrow and bitterness as well as that of joy and gladness. Some of us have learned les- sons that will last a lifetime and may even precede us into the great beyond. a. After three long years the shining lights are assembled into one group. b. " Some think the world is made for fun and frolic, and so do we. " c. We have formulated plans to give a re- ception to the Juniors. It will be differ- ent from the former receptions. The program will be in two parts — entertain- ment and social dancing. There will be a Japanese room, an old curiosity shop, and a mystic garden. All J. II. S. IV will take part. d. T. I). F. is fading aw ay, due to too much tennis playing. e. M. G. R. has really learned to hit the ball with her racquet. f. We discuss positions for next year. What dees the word place mean? ■4. While lunching on the hillside, V M. and M. R. were severely frightened by a little bumble-bee, who begged for a little dinner. We never knew A. M. had such a musical voice. h. Everybody present at Mr. S. ' s class to- day. OCTOBER a. We played the game " Spud " in gym to day. A. M.. please explain the game, also give personal experiem e I). B. W. is in luck. Optional i la SSes i We Mime to the conclusion that the fii ; hundred years are the hardest in the life of an ordinary human being, d. R. M.. II. C. T. I). I ■ ' .. V M.. F. I., present a program on Dante in the as sembly hall. We ' re glad that I (ante sixth hundredth anniversary doesn I came around ven often. k. m. H. C. absents herself from a certain class. We wonder why? She seems to have learned a new poem. " ' Tis easy enough to be pleasant When life flows along like a song, But the man worth while is the man who can smile When everything goes dead wrong. " Winter must be coming. Wasn ' t it " chilly " today? Have you written your autobiographv yet? E. B. joins the school orchestra. Now we have a poet, artist and musician to our credit. t last our annual Hallowe ' en Party. Such excitement! M. G. R. suddenly did away with a whole jug of cider. Tell us how it happened, M.? H. C. relapses into unconsciousness. J, W. shows her acrobatic ability in rushing to her assistance. I . I ). F. transforms the gym into a veri table paradise. II. O. and M. G. K. have charge of the entertainment, " Depot Lunch, " guaran- teed to take the blues away. II ( ). elected vice-president of the ( " dee Club. T. I). [• ' . elected treasurer of the Glee Club. M. G. R A. and ' ! elected secretary of the G. A. I). I ■ . elected to the ad i oi board. a. d. e. NOVEMBER Mr. II. advises the organization of a " button-hook brigade. " shall we tak the suggestion? Mr. ( ' . comes to class in hi- -ailor uni- form. Nb remark-. ( ' .. M. We are invited to a masquerade. Prizes are to be given to the funniesl and tnosl original costumes. V M. take- the prize for the funniesl ■ ostume. I hanksgiving vacation. M l I Ml ' .l R Mark- are read) and may be obtained from the several tea her- b. A. M. performs an experiment in chem- istry. She learns the composition of tears. V M.. you ' ve learned your les- son well. c. 11. C. ami A. ML, " There is a destiny that makes us brothers. None goes his waj alone. All that we send into the lives oi others eomes back into our own. " .May 1 he admitted to your cir- cle? 1 have the necessary requirements. Therein lies a story. d. H. (). has decided to leave our noble class to become school clerk. We wish her luck in her new undertaking. Never mind, II. ()., you can spend more time in the " voucher room, " and " no more pencils, no more books. " e. Christmas Party tonight. f. Christmas vacation. JANUARY a. We have started a project in drawing, showing the costumes of different peri- ods. Mr. H. would like to have them in before we start drawing our pen- sions. A. K. and H. C, how many hours did you spend on yours? I). M. G. R. ' s pilgrim looks strong enough to walk. FEBRUARY a. As usual, the Valentine Party. The best one yet. 1). R. M. and A. M. have hot sessions. " Lest we forget. " c. G. M. recites " Sandy McGraw " in as- sembly. d. Some of us decide to write a book called " The Philosophy of Life in Verse. " Re- member those poems we learned, we may need them some day. e. Vacation. MARCH a. Talk of the class play. b. A. K. walks to school this morning. c. We attend the St. Patrick ' s Party given by the dormitory girls. d. Mr. S. almost makes a break in class. e. .Mystery! 1 ! T. D. F. is all curled up to- day. APRIL a. We have our pictures taken. We sym- pathize with the photographer. b. Mr. Mouse visits our class today. c. Marks are due. Are you going to ask for yours? d. A. M. and R. M. start a conversation as a side topic in Mr. K ' s class. M. G. R. gets blamed, but is exonerated. e. We organize a debating team. R. M., A. M., H. C. M. R., G. M. elected. We are to debate the Juniors on the subject of equal pay in the teaching profession. f. We won, so are anticipating another de- bate. g. The Wallace music prizes are an- nounced and E. B. received second prize. You deserved it, E. B. Con- gratulations. h. G. M. received honorable mention. Congratulations, i. H. O. has a secret. It came from Cleveland in the form of an offer. H. O., are you in line for congratulations? j. G. M. has a secret also. Let ' s all get one. k. Mr. P. appoints H. C, R. M., E. B. as a committee to get material ready to give lectures on the history of education. A. K., you ' re first. B. W., your turn ' s coming. MAY a. Will you ever forget the Senior Prom? b. What a feeling of exultation! Most of us are placed for next year. c. Girls ' Glee Club Concert. d. We have already started our plans for class day. Then the singout, followed by graduation. Was there ever such an- other class? Were there ever such ex- periences? Oh! my classmates, many, many things would I like to say as a parting thought, but it is best that they remain unsaid, and let us remember al- ways that " A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. " The End 82 PAINT SHOP BALLAD The Captain had an orderly, I lis name as Allan I ear : Am! everything the Captain said AH. in was sure to hear. Allan painted a signboard, sight it was to see, He covered every inch of floor Thai spotless oughl to be. Now Allan as a worker I - surpassed bj ery few ; I fe ' s always mighty busy ith not a thing to do. One day the Captain Sent Allan on a quest. To do a job that ' s fussy And needs his level best. Now this quest of which I speak as in Miss Perry ' s room; It needed to lie painted nd painted mighty soon. To do the job and do it right A staging there must be To kalsomine the ceiling And do it prettily. So Allan with assistance Arranged a staging strong, Braced it with one-inch rope So that nothing could go wrom To test it was the next step; To Allan fell the lot To climb upon the ladder And move around on top. Now Allan was not anxious That he the first should be, But bravely started upward As limber as a flea. he drew near the top Mis footing he did lose, And almost landed floorward On something ' sides his shoes. Butler: " I heard Audrey Call. " Houle: " I hear Stafford has a new car. - ' Cove: " Yes, a Durant. " Indoor sports in the Dean ' s class — Changing P. A. to P. B. If Sahina sprained her ankle would Cliff Wheeler:- ' If not, William Wood. Cove, after falling down stairs: " Well, I was coming down any way. " lie Sti ipped to gel his iur e again And started once more to ascend ; I le reached the lofty platform And on hands and knees did bend. We thought thai he was praying And we bowed our heads in silence, lor we knew it was more risky Than climbing on a fence. And then we heard him moving And raised our heads again. He was crawling slowly onward — And how those planks did bend! When he had reached the center He risked a downward look; He seemed a trifle dizzy ; I ' ll swear that staging shook. Slowly he unbent himself, And with his arms spread wide He stood up straight and stately While the stage swayed from side to side. He said he thought it shaky, But perhaps it would provide Safe enough a footing To work along the side. Now Allan ' s inspection over, He started to descend ; When he ' d no more than started There came a mighty rend. We all made hasty exit, And when the dust had cleared, There was Allan lying on the floor A-shivering with fear. Now Allan is no coward, We all agreed to that; But Allan ' s done no climbing From this day unto that. He ' s still the Captain ' s orderly, His books he neatly keeps ; But he ' ll never be a steeple-jack If he lives a million weeks. — John F. Loftus. Oh, yes! Weston is a live wire — he is continually giving Mr. Morrell a shock. Dupre, after tearing his coat in Mr. Col- burn ' s: " As ye rip, so shall ye sew. " Keating, on tennis court: Love two? Ham Bacon, his opponent: No — love one! Young (debating): Now take Abraham Lincoln ' s mother for instance — She was a woman ! 84 ■■ Read backward: Didn ' t you if girl a be wouldn ' t you; this read would you knew we. Mr. Smith: Paul, go into my closet and bring out the chloroform; if you can ' t find that, take ether. Wood of Leominster-|-Hill of Gardner Woods Hill of Fitchburg. Eleanor, is Harold Young? Trainor ' s mother calls him Willie. His brother calls him Will, But since the Senior Promenade His father calls him Bill. Davidson: What course do you expect to graduate in? Sabin: Oh, in the course of time. Mr. H.: What is the picture writing of objects and ideas called? (Meaning hieroglyphics): Idiotics. Junior, rehearsing speech for history: Thomas Jefferso n and Alexander Hamilton were two different men. We laugh at all our teacher ' s jokes No matter what they be : [t ' s not because they ' re funny jokes, But bi cause it ' s policy. Johnny, don ' t you know it ' s wrong for little boys to fight? Yes ' m, but Willie doesn ' t know it and I ' m proving it to him. Heard in Air. Anthony ' s shop. Fenton: " Is thai hole bored? ' Walker: " No, but 1 am. " Leonard (after going through a dance with Miss Dudley): You didn ' 1 know I danced, did you? Miss I )udley . Whj no, do j ou? PALMER HALL Vlas and ah! the " mighi have beens " The pi Tis sadly - Bui I. I mourn the shall have • For it is Saturday. While passing Kendall ' s. She: That ' s nice-looking candy in thai window, i n ' t it? I it-: Er, j es! Let ' s stop and look at : t av hile. Davidson (after administering a haircut to Harry) : Does that suit you? Harry: You have cut it altogether too short — a little longer, please. JOKE 847 She was a very bashful girl. But, oh ! you ought to see her curls. They were blacker than the darkest night, And in the daytime when she changed them, I la ! ? they were light. IN GEOGRAPHY Miss Burgess: I couldn ' t find the two sounds off the coast of North Carolina. Air. Harrington: I guess you didn ' t lis- ten long enough. TO Till ' IMPROMPTU EXAM That moving linger writes, and having writ Moves on — nor all thy piety nor wit Shall help dice unravel half a line, Nor all thy study solve a word of it. .Mr. Smith (during a short quiz in first aid ) : Xow if a child in your room should break his arm, what would you do, Miss B.? Miss I!, (waking up): Oh— I ' d send for a physician! " Y ' as suh, ah named mah tree chillun aftah Bowers: De fust tin ' .- Clematis, de second- Heliotrope, and de youngest tin ' s Artificial. " A silent tongue and a witty mind Yre two things dial are hard to find. Gert Shea: How much are the year books, Harry? I Iarry : Five dollars each. Gert: You ' re a little dear, arcn ' i you? Harry: S-sh don ' t let the faculty heai you. When Jimmie returned home from school his mother asked him whal he had learned. Jimmie said proudly: " To -ay yes ma ' am and no ma ' am. " " You did. indeed. " -aid hi- fond mother. " Yep, " replied her little - " ii Aspiration Vnticipatii n Expectatii n Realization M stification I lard lecupation ( onditionalization Exasperation Short Vacation Examination I ' assificatii in i fixation ears ' l luration i ){ this Vocation l Last Salvation In Graduation. 85 Mi-- M: Surely you must haw studied that in American historj . Miss Bacon: But we never had Ameri- can history. Miss M: Never had? Then what his- tory have you studied? Mis- Bacon: United States. I wish I was a rock, settin ' on a hill, A-doin ' no thin ' all day long, Hut just a-settin ' still. I wouldn ' t work, I wouldn ' t eat, I wouldn ' t even wash, I ' d jusl set there still And rest myself, by gosh. (Them ' s our sentiments! Signed — The Saxi- frage Board.) Brady of the Gaveleers to Young: No, Young, you can ' t belong to the club any longer. Treasurer: But he has just paid three months ' dues. Brady: All right, he ' s a member for life. Mr. Smith, working for the educational department with his camera, met Mr. Ake- ley coming out of his shop and explained his presence in these words: " I have just been taking some moving pictures of stu- dents at work in your shop. " " Did you catch any of the boys in mo- tion? " asked Mr. A. curiously. •Sure I did! " Mr. A. shook his head reflectively. " Science is a wonderful thing! " FABLE OF THE P. A. MEN Once upon a time there was a King who was known to be a fine Walker. Every morning he would start West on the Dewey Wood land. Xow it happened that in his household Staff (ord) was his Young Ward. He had tried to Trainor to be both Frank and Wright and to Phil his life like a Ray of sunshine. She was very fond of Marcels, and asked the King to Grant her to Bob her hair. This Dunn, Moran more often she came to plead for a Carr. But the King was quick to Ken a Barriere to this. The day before the Butler had taken all the Ottoson a trial spin. He had tried loo keep a Holt on the Wheel (er), but the tire became Pierce (d) and he went Landin in a Hayes field, covered with Burns. Morrill — Houle say " Dupre, " when the Deane Demers? And now, Farwell! Extracts from test papers received while in training: The equator is an imaginary lion run- ning around the earth. A vacuum is a large empty space where the Pope lives. Two explorers of the Miss, were Romeo and Juliet. Typhoid fever may be prevented by fascination. An abstract noun is something you can- not see when you are looking at it. Gender shows whether a man is mascu- line, feminine or neuter. One method of conservation of the forests is by means of fish. If it were not for fish in lakes the water would overflow and de- stroy the forests, for fish drink a great deal of water. England is a great cotton manufacturing country because of the great amount of wool which they gather from their great herds of Angora goats. One day a man was riding horseback across the country, when he saw a little pig stuck in the mud. He dismounted and laid his coat on the ground for her to walk across on. This man was Columbus. CHEERS Spell First F— i — t — c — h — b — u — r — g F — i — t — c — h — b — u r — g F ' — i — t — c — h — b — u — r — g Fitchburg! Fitchburg! Fitchburg! F. N. S.— F. N. S. Fitchburg Normal Yes ! Yes ! Yes ! F. N. S.— F. N. S. Fitchburg Normal Yes! Yes! Yes! 86 SECTION I. United, we stand. Divided, we stand no chance at all. This motto was adopted by the members of Section I as official in the fall of 1919, our first year at school. Since that time we have lived up to the spirit of it in every way. We entered in 1919 twelve strong. Since then we have been unfortunate, or other- wise, in losing some of the charter members who finished the course early by doing sum- mer work. ' ' Jim " Davidson, or " Davy, " has proven to be an ideal leader and president, and much of our success in the struggle for in- dependence, and a diploma is due him. " G ay " Ray is our secretary-treasurer. He has been faithful and conscientious in looking after the affairs of the club. It is our boast that no receipts are required in this organization. The other members of the club are " Moki " Clark, " Jimmie " Nolan, " Don " Pierce or " Purse, " " Ray " Keating, " Harry " Sabin, " Bill " Trainor, and Mr. Henry J. Clancy, our faculty advisor. The treasury was drained on June 6 for a real house party at Naukeag Inn, Ashburn- ham, Mass., where a chicken dinner with all the fixin ' s was enjoyed. That others may realize some of the accomplishments of this body, the follow- ing sketch is written: President Jim Davidson — pitcher on ' varsity for three years, being captain of the team in 1921. Center on ' varsity bas- ketball team for two seasons and member of the squad in 1919. Member of football team in 1919. Member of Myrtle Quartet. Secretary-treasurer Gay Ray — President of the Men ' s Glee Club in the most success- ful year in its history, 1922. Member of basketball squad in 1921. Member of Myrtle Quartet. Moki Clark — Captain basketball team 1922. Member of ' varsity basketball team three years. Catcher on ' varsity baseball team three seasons. Vice-president of Glee Club 1922. Member of decorating commit- tee for Prom two years. Member of 1919 football squad. Jimmie Nolan .Manager of basketball 1921. Right field on ' varsity baseball team three years. Vice-president of class 1919- 1921. End on ' varsity football 1019. Vice- president of Cilce Club 1°21 . Don Pierce — Member of footl Kill squad 1919. Official taxi driver for Worcester commuters. Ray Keating- End on ' varsity football 1919. Member of ' varsity basketball team two vears. Member of ' varsit} baseball 1921. ' Vice-president of M. A. A. 1921. Prom committee 1922. Harry Sabin — Business manager of " The Saxifrage. " President of Men ' s Athletic Association. Left guard of 1919 football team. Member of baseball squad 1920- 1921. Kill Trainor ( lutside guard and spe ial " Cab " man. Member basketball squad 1919-20-21. Mr. Henry J. Clancy Nothing more need be -aid. )ne wonderful fellow! 87 IMPRESSIONS G. E. McINTOSH THE WIND Blow, Wind, blow! Tear an mud the house! Shriek, Wind, shriek! Through the town carouse. Snatch the clothes from off the line, Tear them into pieces line. ross them on to swaying bough. Seize the shiv ' ring papers now Send them floating t the sky — Tiny airplanes snaring high. Roll the cans and make a clatter Till — " Goodness me! What is the matter! " Cry the people in a fright — Mr. Wind is out tonight. DAWN Thank God for morning skies Ere nature wakes from sleep, ( )r Sol begins to rise. When from my bed I peep To see the kiss of dawn Come stealing from the east. Shedding radiant blessings on The drowsy earth, a feast ! The heavens a glow of lire; With here a tinge of gold — A molten angel lyre. Lo ! as the clouds unfold, Like roses paler grown, Young morning greets the world From her imperial throne ! WISHES I wish I were a little bee, A-buzzing all the day. I ' d fly into the teacher ' s room And frighten her away. T wish I were a little bird ; I ' d sing what I would say. I ' d carol to the boys and girls And call them out to play. All etchings and art work in The Saxifrage are by l.ydia Kurvinen and Deane Fielden 88 89 90 HM0WI MM WHALOM PARK FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS L.E. HALL, PROPRIETOR R.L. 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