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THE SAXIFRAGE OF THE CLASS OF NINETEEN TWENTY-THREE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS • u 5 VOLUME NUMBER TWO 111K SAXIFRAGE 192 NORMAL SCHOOL GROUP NORMAL HALL MM THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 TWENTY-THREE Two years ago, we as a class entered this institution radiant with ideals and with great hopes of achievement for the bettering of our communities. Xow we are ready to depart, and to test whether we can endure the tasks which shall be set before us. We are ready to dedicate our knowledge to the future citizens of the communities which we shall serve. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. The world will little note or long remember what we have ac- complished, but let us go forth with great faith in the goals which we hope to attain. It is for us to continue and to advance the work, that so greatly has been contrived, and it is for us to take increased devotion in that cause which will better humanity. Let us now highly resolve that our hopes shall not be in vain, but that the memory of our institution, our beloved faculty, and our classmates, shall so stimulate us that our work shall not perish. Q at O oa w o a X m X H THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 THE EDITORIAL BOARD Editor-in-Chief Clarence H. Stafford Associate Editors Helen A. O ' Neil .Mary Y. O ' Horo Alice G. Carey Anna L. Clow Caroline E. Ford Thelma I. Bacon Esther M. Likander Dorothy L. White Charlotte F. Pickard Lorane C. Schuder Olga J. Xiziankowicz Eleanor B. Shea Dorothy A. Mahoney Fred E. Bacon Lawrence D. Brady William J. Burns Harold X. Young Robert F. Riley Charles J. Kilpatrick Business Manager John F. Loftus Assistant Business Manama Kathryn L. Mai i hews Faculty Advisor Henry J. Clam 1 II E SAX] F R A G E 1 l » 2 3 WILLIAM DWIGHT PARKINSON THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 TO WILLIAM DWIGHT PARKINSON Our esteemed Principal and friend, who has done much for the ad- vancement of education and to prepare the Class of 1923 for a life of service, we respectfully dedicate this second volume of The Saxifrage. I II K SAX] F R A G E 19 2 3 MRS. LESTER McLEAN, JR. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 OUR DEAN OF WOMEN A light along the rough, dark trail, A helping hand when things might fail, Something divine with power to reach Without a single word of speech. In every heart a place she found With the chords of a smile securely bound. We will never forget the wonderful smile That will light our weary way, mile on mile When we meet with joy, or with sorrow fail, As we stumble along the rou h, dark trail. I 11 E SAX! F R AG E 1 9 ' WILLIS B. ANTHONY THE SAXIFRAGE 192 OUR DEAN OF MEN Willis B. Anthony was born in Adams. Massachusetts, and received his elemen- tary and high school education there. He then attended the Massachusetts Normal Art School at Boston and graduated from the four-year course in 1900, as president and valedictorian of his class. He accepted a position which he held for six years, as supervisor of drawing in the North Adams public schools. For the next three years he taught manual training in the North Adams normal and public schools. In 1909, when through the initiative of John G. Thompson the Practical Arts De- partment of the Fitchburg Normal School was started, .Mr. Anthony was engaged to conduct its activities. There was a need for a new kind of manual training and he became one of the pioneers in the " Fitchburg idea " of education. Educators from practically every state in the country came to Fitchburg to witness the experiment. The success and growth of the 1 ' ractical Arts Department, through I ' mirUm y -ar- of service, has been largely clue to the efforts and foresighl of Mr. Anthony. As a firm believer in the development of citizenship, through doing things which, in response to a recognized need, benefit the lives of people, he has .-pent years of study and special- ization in this kind of educational training. The graduating class of 1923 owes a great deal to Mr. Anthonj for the su i essful social life of the institution. He has always been willing to cooperate in making the after-class hours more pleasant and profitable. The 1923 graduates of the Practical Arts Department will inter the broad field of education with confidence, knowing that under the guidance of their director, they have received a liberal training which fits them for a life of servii i h D U til a D o THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 FACULTY William D. Parkinson, Principal Elementary and Junior High School Departments Preston Smith Science Edwin A. Kjrkpatrick Psychology and IVda.L, r Lc Elizabeth D. Perry (Absent on leave) . . Music Grace Barr (Acting) Music Matilda B. Doland Arithmetic Sarah E. Lamprey Handwork and Drawing Katherine M. McCarty Reading and Language Florence 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 Grace B. McLean Dean of Women, and Geography and Ethics Susan M. Williams English Cora M. Hassell Librarian Practical Arts Departmi i Willis B. Anthony . . . Director Charles E. Akeley Woodfinishing and Glazin» David W. Colburn Woodworking Frank S. Livermore Printing C. Blair MacLean Mechanical Drawing Clark H. Morrell . Automobile and Ordinary Repairs Schools for Observa in i Practii i George F. Hubbard Director Juniok High Schooi Mary McConnell, Principal Carl F. Holloran, Geography, History, and Marion F. Rowley, Household Arts Civics B. Evelyn Grammont, French and Marion E. Pi rERSON, Commercial Sub English jects Edgerly School — First Six Grades Ida M. Austin, Principal Elm M. Johnson, Assistanl Supervisor I.. Frances Jones, Supervisor Susan L. I i vrk, Supervisor I)w Mil ii Schooi First Six Grades Marion F. Anthony, Principal Martj M. Gearan, Assistant Supervisoi Katherine F. McConnell, Supervisor HiGHLANn i ii Schooi First Tkret Grades l. i R V i ii IDW0R1 H. Prim ipal M VUD . GOODFI ii OW, Chief ( lcrk ill i i N M. CHORO, I r 11 E SAX I F R AG E 192 3 IN MEMORIAM In the death of David Y. Colhurn, which occurred February 5, 1923, the faculty and students of the Fitchburg Normal School lost a true friend and one who has clone much for the advancement of Practical Arts. All students who have ever come under his instruction will remember that he had a personal interest in their welfare and prog- sS He was born in East Washington, N. H., February 18, 1864, and was a descend- ant of Xathaniel Colburn of Dedham. He came to Fitchburg when a young man and after entering the building trade, became a superintendent of contracts. During twenty- five years in this position, he trained many men in the trade. In 1904 he was ap- pointed Superintendent of Buildings for the city of Fitchburg and held this position for four years. For sixteen years Air. Colburn was in continuous military service of the Com- monwealth. He enlisted in Co. B, Sixth Regiment, M. V. M., August 31, 1885. He gradually rose in rank until he was commissioned first lieutenant of the company. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he went to Framingham in command of the Fitchburg Fusiliers (Co. B, Sixth Regiment, M. V. M.), but failed physically in his examination for captaincy. It was with keen disappointment and grief that he bade his company good-by when they left for service. He was then commissioned captain of the Twenty-Eighth Provisional Company, M. V. M., which was a home unit. When the Fusiliers returned and were mustered out of Federal service, he was their choice as captain, and received his commission on April 21, 1899. Captain Col- burn ' s decisions were always respected by every man in his company. He received an honorable discharge in November, 1900, having given many years of faithful and loyal service to his state and country. In 191 1 Mr. Colburn was engaged as an instructor in the Practical Arts Depart- ment. Aside from the professional value of his work, there will always linger a deep regard for his sincere devotion to a good cause. The faculty and students of the Practical Arts Department attended funeral ser- vices at the Calvinistic Congregational Church, February 8, 1923. On April 28, a firing squad and bugler of ex-service men from the Normal School paid their last tribute to a departed comrade, friend, and teacher, with the firing of three volleys and the sounding of taps. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 FOREWORD Soon, ere we realize it, the golden moments of life ' s yesterdays will pass and we will go out to overcome the problems of a strenuous world. The Editorial Board presents this second volume of The Saxi- frage as a record of the achievements of the Class of ' 23. If, in future years, when our days of student life are over and the work of teaching others to live has become a reality, this Saxi- frage recalls happy memories of our Xormal School life, and aids in ever keeping in mind the " 1923 Spirit " that helped to win many a victory, then indeed will it have accomplished it.- purpose. u 1 11 E SAX] F R AG E 1 9 2 3 NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Class of L923 was gratified to hear of the permanent appointment of Mr. Parkinson as Principal of F. N. S. It meant that one who had done much for the advancement of education through the training of successful teachers was to continue as a sage friend and advisor. He had been here only a short time before the entry of the Class of 1923, but our passage through the difficult days of training showed his helpful suggestions and kindly thoughts for our welfare. We hope that the students cf Fitchburg Normal of the future may profit by his presence, even as we have. We, as a Class, have been very fortunate to come under the influence of Mrs. Lester McLean. Jr. We shall always remember her as one who had a deep personal interest in the welfare of the entire student body. She was graduated from Colorado College. Colorado Springs, with the degree of A. B., and later did post-graduate work at Columbia University. For several years she acted as traveling student-secretary of the V. Y. C. A. for colleges, universities, and normal schools. For five years she was Assistant Dean of Women at Colorado College and later was International Friendship Secretary of the Y. W. C. A. in Tokyo, Japan. The Class of 1923 wish her health and happiness in her future work. Miss Cora M. Hassell was engaged as librarian to fill one of the several vacancies on our faculty. She is a graduate of the Hyannis Normal School and later took a special course in the library department of Simmons College. She came to us from a position in the Concord ' High School, Concord, N. H. We will always remember her as the patient instructor who helped us to broaden our education by directing our research work. Miss Susan M. Williams came to us to teach English, from the Middletown Township High School of Leonardo, N. J. She is a graduate of Boston University. We will always remember her for " the sunshine of her smile. " Miss Marion E. Peterson was engaged as supervisor of commercial subjects in the schools of observation and practice. She was graduated from Simmons College in 1920 with the degree of B. S. For the next two years she taught in the secretarial depart- ment of the Centenary Collegiate Institute of Hackettstown, N. J. Miss Grace Barr was engaged as supervisor of music to fill the vacancy caused by the leave of absence of one year granted to Miss Elizabeth D. Perry. We will always remember her for the spirit and enthusiasm which she instilled into us in the direction of our Glee Clubs and chorus singing. For several years she was supervisor of music in the public schools of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and later taught in the music depart- ment of the Iowa State Teachers ' College at Cedar Falls. She has had a liberal musical education, having studied privately in Chicago, Illinois, and Omaha, Nebraska, During the coming summer she is to teach for four weeks in the Ohio State University and do two weeks ' lecture work in county institutes in Ohio. She has also accepted a short-time position at Lasell Seminary. She leaves us with our best wishes for a successful future. Miss Marie M. Gearan has acted as assistant supervisor of the first six grades at the Day Street School for the past year. She is a graduate of the F. N. S. and left a position as principal of a primary school in Gardner, Mass., to become one of " our faculty. " Marion F. Anthony w r as engaged as principal of the Day Street School. She is a graduate of and former teacher at the Fitchburg Normal School. She has won the esteem and respect of all those who have had her for a teacher and friend. The Class of 1923, and Saxifrage Board, wish to thank the members of the faculty lor their helpful suggestions and advice which helped to make this second volume of The Saxifrage a reality. We owe a great deal to Mr. Henry J. Clancy, our faculty advisor, for hi- aid in securing a permit to solicit advertising. It was his " never fail " spirit which carried us over many of the difficult places. 16 5ENIDR5 ( !r e e " ' ear o conceive, i he underslandinq lo qirec or e hand to execute. I II E SAX] !• ' RAGE 192 DORIS MiXKS RYDER 4 " Goodrich St. Fitchburg, Mass. " It -hall be said, her judgment ruled our minds. " We find it difficult to fully express the sentiments of .1. II. S. IV, and at the same time 1 " avoid praise, in speaking l our President " Dot. " Whether we consider her consistent excellence in the class-room or her diplomatic leadership ol our class, we find mere words futile. Optimism is her middle name, as was evinced by the attitude of smiling unconcern which she constantly displays ' toward any unpleasant class work. Her happy faculty of never doing anything until the last possible moment, and yet of performing it well, was a source of never-ending wonderment. If personality, optimism, earnestness, and ability avail, Doris is nearing the sought- ' for goal. J. H. S. Class President. 2, 3, 4; Senior Prom. Com. ; Basket Ball ' 21; (dee Club; Girls ' Athletic Association. FRED ELBRIDGE BACON 251 South Street Fitchburg, Mass. ' ' Not to know me argues yourself unknown. " " Ham " is one of the most attractive personalities in F. N. S. Easy-going and good-natured, he is the possessor of a host of friends. He is a dancer " par excellence " and a social favorite supreme. In music, " Ham " is a rare scholar. His athletic prow- ess in basket ball is often displayed in the gymnasium, especially at those Faculty games. He has served as our Vice-President for three years and his ever-genial manner has been a source of pleasure. After graduation we will miss his general good fellow- ship, but we shall leave him knowing that as he passes along life ' s highway, he will add laurels to his Alma Mater. J. H. S. Class Yice-Pres., 2, 3. 4 ; Saxifrage Board; Gram- mar Master ' s B. B. Team 2, 4. GERTRUDE PAULINE FOGARTV 10 Brandon Avenue Fitchburg, Mass. " And I shall strive with things impossible. " " Ask Gert, she will know. " These words have often been heard during our four years at F. N. S. It made no difference what the desired information was, if " Gert " didn ' t have it, it wasn ' t. She is a girl of many actions and few words. Present any difficulty to her and we have yet to see the situation with which she cannot cope. She is a natural leader among our small group and to obtain her backing for a project is sufficient proof for its advisability. In four years the only project unapproved by her was the omission of Mr. Harrington ' s class one day. With such accomplishments to launch forth in life, together with a per- sonality that is irresistible, we predict unqualified success for our classmate in her profession. J. H. S. Class Secretary 2, 3, 4; Senior Play Committee ' 23; Day Student Council ' 23; Junior Crew ' 20; Glee Club. ■ THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 MARY VERONICA O ' HORO 13 Fulton Street Fitchburg, Mass. " Where wit in the combat is gentle as bright. " Some people win prominence through the knowledge they have -accumulated, some by their powers of oratory, and yet others through their peculiar mannerisms and unique habits. The girl in question can attribute her popularity to a never- failing wit. Mary has always given an excellent account of herself in the class-room, showing determination and perseverance. The Faculty will miss her, for she has performed a great service in keeping them from being depressed by monotonous hours of recitation We regret that her jovial laugh and witty phrases cannot follow us in the future. Her presence would keep the " little glooms " away. May success crown her efforts. J. H. S. Class Treasurer 2, 3, 4; Saxifrage Hoard; Editor-in- Chief School Paper; Glee Club. SYBELL LAW RENCE Massachusetts Avenue Lunenburg, Mass. " Friends she has many, foes, has she any? " Lunenburg possesses a village store where old-time politicians are wont to assemble and discuss tin- progress of the rising gen- eration. The Bay State has for years looked to this hamlet to give to the Commonwealth a .ureal educator. In ' l ' » when " Syb " came to Normal, Lunenburg smiled its approval. It didn ' l take her long after reaching F. X. S. to sparkle forth a real student. Possessed of a big heart, she is ever ready to support a cause thai is right. She quietly uives all that is in her for it. SUCCi As for her artistic abilities, they are unsurpassed by any ol our school artists. hirst we called it natural ability, and then we gave up. for after all. Webster nc cr really had a chance to meel " our S3 1 1 " Secretary Girls ' A. V: (dee Club. [RVING LESLIE SMITH 48 Rainville Avenue Fitchburg, Mas.. " The thing that 1 dislike about sleep i- tin- awakening. " It was rather late in the Senior year when [rving returned to Normal after spending a feu years out in the world, but upon coming back he was welcomed to J. II. S. I V with open arms, lb po sesses an extensive working vocabulary and frequently convinces his instructors that they are wrong, and that Irving Smith is right. So forceful are his arguments that those who listen I,, hi. convictions depart with a resolution to make the world better. However, " Smithie " is not all virtues, lie has a fundi..- i ■■■ beloved sleep. In the early pari of the year we didn ' t know whether ii was an excessive love for his downy pillow or delaying for an extra i- ] of coffee in the morning thai was the cause of his being a minus quantity at assembly. In h ing Wi have found a true friend, lie carries with him the dei i ' t of J. H. S. IV. I II E SAX I FR AG E 192 3 IIKI.KX ANNE O ' NEIL I ' ark Si reel Fall River, Mass. Here ' s to the I ' resident of Our Class, Ne ' er will you find a finer lass, our own Helen O ' Neil. Our loyal homage to her we pay, ml to the Orange and the Gray. Words are futile in expressing our feelings toward Helen. She has a place in our hearts, distinctly her own. The Junior Follies indicate her cleverness, her host of friends tell of her s iciability, the Senior Class is a product of her unfaltering loyalty and efforts. She is just an ideal leader for the classmates of the I (range and Gray. No graduating class has ever been di- rected by a more able and willing worker. It is the fond wish of every classmate that success may attend her efforts as she travels along life ' s pathway. President Senior Class: Glee Club; House President of Palmer Hall ; Dramatics. LAWRENCE DEWEY BRADY 45 Park Street Clinton, Mass. " Hang sorrow, care will cause trouble, and therefore, let ' s be merry. " After spending a year at Boston Practical Arts School, Dewey decided to give the students and faculty of F. N. S. a chance to appreciate what he had learned. We have had many line works of art from his pen and brushes in the form of post- ers, hanging in our lobby. Due to his good nature, he has often worked into the small hours of the morning on a poster for some school affair. As Yice-President of his class, he has been a thoughtful and loyal worker in behalf of his classmates. He was the first President of the Gaveleers and did a great deal to place that organization on a sound basis. In appreciation of his efforts, he has been elected an honorary member. The geographers of the country are looking forward to a new book which Dewey is now working on. It will appear under the title of " The Natural Beauties of New Bedford. " Glee Club; Ex-President Gaveleers; Saxifrage Board ' 23; Baseball ' 22 ; Yice-President Class of ' 23. PATRICIA MURIEL HIGGINS 38 Walnut Street Maynard, Mass. " A rose by any other name is just as sweet. " " Pat " is our class secretary and we all enjoy the minutes of the meetings because of her blushes when she reads. " Pat " has only to be seen to be loved, and we ' ve seen a great deal of her. She takes her profession very seriously and lives up to the motto, " Business before pleasure " when making out lesson plans. Judging by the sounds of hilarity issuing from her suite, she is also able to look upon the sunny side of life. Only a third of her Senior year was spent at Miller Hall, but that time, because of its very shortness, makes it all the more vivid in our memories. 20 I —I ' m. I THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 RALPH MAURICE KILLELEA 352 Mill Street " Aye, without doubt, man is a Leominster, Mass. wonder. " This student has been a sage advisor to many who have been perplexed or undecided on some portion of their school work. When in trouble, one could always expect good advice and sound judgment from Ralph. He has a personality that easily makes friends of both faculty and students, despite the fact that he has acted as " revenue officer " for the class for two years. He has a method of exacting tolls, without producing any hard feelings. It is rumored that he was seen going to Palmer Mall nearly every evening in the summer of ' 22, for good reasons ; but he says that it was only to apply for a position as houseman. He is known to his comrades as " the man with a roll. " Treasurer Senior Class; Glee Club. THELM [DELLE BACON 251 South Street Fitchburg, Mass. She hath a daily beauty in her In.-. Thelma is one of our bright lights who just naturally shines. As a leader she excels, whether il be in the classic . " in. oul hiking, or as President of the Student Governmenl for the day girls. We shall not forgel this friend, for her sunnj disposition has made her one well worth remembering. We may well say of her as was said of Desdemona, " She is so free, so kind, so apt, so blessed a disposition, that she holds ii a vice in her goodness not to do more than she is requested. " Glee Club; Saxifrage Hoard; Hiking; President of Day Students ' Government Council. RUTH BELLE lib WIN 17 Pleasant Street Baldwinville, Mass. " Give me knowledge. " If you should hear a Senior frantically ask, " Do you know tomorrow ' s assignment? " it ' s safe to say, " Ask Ruth Blamy, she ' s sure to know, " which means much more than it seems. When we see a girl like Ruth, jolly and fun-loving, but also diligent and ambitious, we are inclined to feel ashamed. Ruth has onl) spenl one term here, bul our acquaintance, because ol its shortness, has lost none of its sweetness. Ruth is quiti a debater and would be famous if some of those debates in Suite 2 could have been given to the general public. 1 [iking ; I rice ' lub, r II E SAX 1 F R AG E 1 9 2 3 MARCELLA GRACE BOYLE ()S1 Pleasanl Street A Leominster, Mass. ' My quest is knowledge more industrious and conscientious girl ilian Grace can nowhere be found. Study! Study! Study! All her energy is spent in searching for knowledge in one place or another. Unable to absorb all she wished in a two-years ' course, Grace lias de- cided to remain for the advanced course. Of all the branches of knowledge she pursues, her favorite is art and her work is a good example of Iter interest. We may yet find her works of art hanging in one of our leading galleries. Day Student ' s Council; Hiking. HAZEL BRADLEE Littleton, Mass. " Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. " Hazel is one of the quiet, demure, little girls, who always does her work and is ever ready to help others do theirs. She came to live at the dorm for awhile, but we understand she has outside interests and that is why she left us so soon. But for all her quietness she is full of fun and delights in whiling away the time on train 78, playing Truth or Consequences. We shall always remember her ability in story-telling and we are sure, Hazel, that your pupils will enjoy your stories as much as we did. The best of luck is the wish of ' 23 for- you. Hiking; Glee Club. ELEANORE MARGARITE BRAGDON Littleton, Mass. " Silence is deep as Eternity, Speech is shallow as Time. " Eleanore will some day be a valued employee of the United States Government. She has a method of camouflage which is singularly her own. At a distance she might pass for any one of her friends. Clothes may make a man, hut they don ' t make Eleanore. Various branches of science have attracted her in- terest — aforementioned camouflage, nature study, the upbuilding of humanity, and vocal training. If speech was made to conceal thought, Eleanore gives plenty of proof that she thinks a great deal. However, she is one of our, sweetest girls, always ready with a smile; and Oh! by the way, " El, " ' Ain ' t nature grand? " Hiking ; Glee Club. 22 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 GRACE ELIZABETH BROW X 71 Spring Street West Springfield, Mass. " Dark hair, dark eyes, a tempting combination. " If one believes in the reincarnation of souls, it is easy to v picture " Grace as Cleopatra or some other languorous beauty of olden days. She is stunning either as a gypsy maiden or as an ultra-modern flapper. Grace was an active member of the " Gym " Club during her Junior year, and as a " Trainor " she was a ureal success. Psychology seems to attract her, and the learned dis- sertations in that class will long be remembered, if not under- stood. Grace is a third floor Palmer Hallite, which means that she is a jolly sport, always rearly for a good time, with quantities of " pep. " The shadow in this case is " Sweetheart Peg. " Dramatics; Glee Club; Treasurer G. A. A. ' 22; Senior Coun- cil. KATHERINE I.I- ' . ' INA BUCKLEY 11 Portland Street Fitchburg, Mass. " On with the game! " Behold! We have in our midst an all-round athlete who can- not l e surpassed. [Catherine is that wmder. Her chief desire is to be a basket ball star. If practice makes perfect and per- fection is all that is needed, she will surely attain her end. Even a broken finger couldn ' t keep her from practice for more than a few days. Not willing to keep all of her I ' .. 1 ' .. knowledge I " her- self, she coached some Junior High School -iris until they, too, could play a line game. .Voted for her " guarding. " Girls ' Basket Ball. HAZEL VERONH A BURNS 201 ( irove Street Clinton. Mas " A maiden fair with curly hair. " If you are ever in doubt as to the doings of oysters, just ask Hazel, she knows all about them. Though she doesn ' t talk a great deal around Normal, we hear that she is quite the revi in iter home town. We think that she believes that " silence is golden " in I ' . N. S. However, we will forgive her, for she is a very sympathetic listener to those who must talk. " A good lis iciht is worth ten who talk nonsense. " Noted for her pretty hair and " petiteness. " THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 ELIZABETH M VRY CAMPBELL ' leasanl Street Orange, Mass. " 1 ride Oil the mountain lops, 1 ride, 1 have found my life and am satisfied. " Betty believes that life is just what you make it. " Laugh the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone, " thinks merry maid. Elizabeth experiences life as just one pleasant ation after another, and as each presents itself, she absorbs hh pleasure and turns to greet the next. Hiking ; Glee Club. FIDELIA HELEN CAMPBELL Littleton Road Harvard, Mass. ' Better to be first in a little Iberian village than be second in Rome. " The sphinx and Fidelia must guard the same secret, for to most of us the two are synonymous; quiet, unassuming and the model of industry is this little miss, though at times a twinkle lurks in those brown eyes, so perhaps ! She is always a loyal supporter of anything for the betterment of F. N. S. and ' 23. FLORA BEATRICE CAMPBELL Littleton Road Harvard, Mass. " Let your speech be better than silence, or be silent. " Is that the way you feel about it Flora? This demure maiden believes that a babbling tongue is worse than useless and that silence is golden. In that spirit she has spent her two years with us. A comparison might be made between Flora and The Spectator, so famed in .literature. She absorbs the ideas and spirit of her surroundings without coloring it with any bom- bastic expression on her part. Flora is a silent, helpful friend and a girl who will always serve. 1 liking; Glee Club. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 ALICE GERALDINE CAREY 246 Central Street Springfield, Mass. " If winter conies, can spring be far behind? " Now, dear reader, may we introduce to you the first President of the Student Government Association at the Fitchburg Normal School? Were we not wise in selecting " Al " to launch this craft, for has not her good judgment, patience, and gentle firmness helped us over the hard places? We feel confident that what she has so well started will continue to mould the c haracter of the students who will grace these halls in the future, and so reflect credit on F. N. S. and herself. President of Student Government Association; Secretary of Glee Club; Senior Committee. CHRISTINE MARY CARTER 136 Elm Street I l " l ' ike, M;i . " Her heart was in her work. " Just after Christmas we almost losl one of our number, for Christine very nearly decided " The (ireal White Way " was more alluring than the pursuit of further knowledge at Normal. Soon after getting on the train, however, she thought heller of the slip she was about to take and went hack home to think again. We are very glad that after due consideration she decided that Fitchburg wasn ' t the worst place after all. Christine surely worked hard in training and if hours spent in a school room make a good teacher, we are sure she will he a great success. Hiking : (-lee Club. Orange, M ANNE LOUISE CLOW IS W est Myrtle Street " Her voice was ever soft and gentle, An excellent thing in woman. " Anne is resourceful, reliant, clever, and dignified. She has many other qualities that might he mentioned, were there space. Few and far between are girls like Anne. We 1 are grateful that late favored US with such a. classmate. s an artisl we shall hear of her in the future, for such talent as is hers cannot main unknown. The world will hear her name, and SO glory will be reflected ok ' 23, Senior Prom Committee; Dramatics; (dec Club :• Mil ' . SAXIFRAG E 1923 GENE I FA E CONLON 29 Elizabeth Streel Fitchburg, Mass. " Deep in thought, and word, and deed. " " Jennie " never thinks, says, or dues anything nonsensical. Thai such a person can lie found is astonishing! There are few girls who can lie credited with the name of being always sen- sible. This dues not mean that Genevieve is not a lover of fun — quite the contrary. She likes fun of all kinds — most of all site enjoys out-door sports. Hiking is her hobby and she certainly can hike. We have in Genevieve a rare combination — a good thinker, a good friend, and a good sport. Glee Club; Hiking. DORIS VERONICA CONNOR 547 estminster Hill Road Fitchburg, Mass. " Bashfulness is an ornament to youth. " ' Tis a fact. At least hashfulness becomes Doris very well. She may he and is quiet a good part of the time around school, hut that isn ' t saying she is of that nature all of the time. Reports from West Fitchburg read " No Doris — no fun, " so you see we can ' t always judge by appearances. Her favorite pastimes are drawing and singing — at least these are the conclusions we draw from what we hear. Noted for her pleasantness and handsome eyes. ELIZABETH CECELIA CONNOR 133 Tisdale Street Leominster, Mass. " Indeed she was a merry lass, And all were glad to have her in our class. " Leominster is famous for its happy-go-lucky girls, and " Libby " is no exception. She is a little whirlwind of joy and everyone likes to have her around. " Libby " ever upholds the name of her home city. She is fond of all sports — hinking and dancing are no exceptions. ' She dances like a fairy and hikes like a soldier — no one can tire her. Noted for her winning smile and sh- her Hiking Contest. isp ! 26 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 AGNES CECELIA CONNORS 294 Summer Street New Bedford, Mass. " We shall never look upon her like asjain. " Blithe, fun-loving, carefree, amiable, are adjectives that can be attributed to " Joe. " When we first met Agnes we all real- ized that hers was a friendship worth cultivating. She has given a boost here, sympathy there, and scattered mirth everywhere to brighten the day for her associates. We have appreciated her. l i her pleasant disposition brighten the hearts of her future companions all along life ' s way. Hiking. MARY EVELYN CROWLEY esthampti m, Mass. " Each mind has its own method. " Mary has the rare virtue of knowing how to concern her- self with matters which concern herself. Although wc ad- mire that trail in anyone, we wish that we might know a little mure about those things which concern her. We like- to hear her hearty laugh echoing through the corridors, even after " quiet hour " has begun. Such a laugh, from such a girl, makes us realize that after all this old vale of tears i-n ' t half bad. .Mary hails from Hampton, " the laud where the dappers grow " but she doesn ' t seem to have caughl the fever. She is just serious-minded enough to make an excellent teacher. BE VI RI E CECE I lallield Sti :i I I DE [NE Northampton, Ma painted her, She ' s lovely, she ' s divine. " Have you ever heard of Northampton, the home of " Cal " t oolidge, the Paradise of America, and the city with the widest street in Massachusetts? To this famous place we extend our gratitude for sending into our midst, Beatrice. Who is hi ng 11- who is as well known and well liked as Whether optimistic " i " pessimistic, her read] wit is a continual rce of delight to all who know her. " You ' ve won your way right into our hearts, ' Bea ' and there you ' ll stay till the walls shall crumble to ruin and moulder in dust away. " Girls ' Basket Ball; Glee Club. THE SAXIFRAGE 192 3 M KY THERESA DONAHUE Massasoil Strict Northampton, Mass. " True to your word, your work, and your Friends " Dunnie, " with the cute bob! How we will miss this little y when June sends us far away! She is always ready to give telping hand and to brighten the dark side with her cheery ile. True blue is " Dunnie " and when out in the field, life ' s le stumbling-blocks, which may impede her path, will soon appear before her persistency. May the silver lining always ne on your efforts, " Dunnie. " Glee Club ; Hiking. CATHERINE MARY DORGAN 18 Summer Street Holyoke, Mass. " When life looks dark and troubles drear Seem never at an end; We mostly find some one sincere, A loyal, faithful friend. " And so we ' ve found her, in the two years we ' ve known her. Rut we do not crowd the Dorgan suite for counsel alone, but because the lure of this young lady ' s hospitality is too strong to resist. And if you would like the consensus of opinion around Normal, call en Catherine. Cruel is the destiny that parts us from a friend like her. and we can only hope that those she is about to serve will appreciate her as we do. Student Government Council ; Glee Club ; Hiking. NETTIE LOUISE DOUVILLE 712 Chicopee Street Willimansett, Mass. " The soul ' s calm sunshine and the heartfelt joy. " When Nettie strolled leisurely into Palmer Hall at 5.55 one September afternoon, accompanied by Catherine, and then at 6 o ' clock appeared in the dining room as neat as a pin and too sweet for words, we said to ourselves, " How did she do it? " But we have learned that it is always so and thus may it con- tinue. Aside from appearance, Nettie has a personality that makes an impression. She is a friend worth knowing. Fortu- nate indeed will be the members of the rising generation who call her teacher. For does she not fulfil all your childhood ideals of teacher? Glee Club; Dramatics: Quartet. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 CATHERINE ELIZABETH ENRIGHT 24 Mountain Avenue Fitchburg, Mass ' ' Oh, those eyes! those bewitching eyes! " It must be a grand feeling to know that you are every- body ' s friend and everybody is your friend. Well, " Kay " lias. or should have that feeling. She can make friends as easily as she can twinkle her eyes — and to look at her once you would know that it is far from difficult for " Kay ' s " eyes to twinkle. She is a happy, fun-loving girl if ever there was one. To le perfectly contented she must he dancing — therefore we conclude that she is a fine dancer. Best of luck in Amherst. " Kay. " Hiking: ( dee ( !lub. KATHERINE CECELIA FLANAGAN ill North Street Xew Bedford, Mass, " It is a talent to conceal one ' s thoughts. " When [Catherine brst became one of us we thought of ibis maxim, and since then, we have always associated it with her. No one would ever know whether she is thinking of fruits, oranges for instance, or the " Cliffs " of which Pearl Hill boasts. Co characterize Katherine we might use the terms generous, true. and cheerful, and feel that we have not e her qualities. (dee Clul MARY ELIZABETH FOGARTY 4,i Birch Street Worcester, Mass. • us then In- up ami doing, With a heart for any late. " Mary is one of the brightest i r 1 s in school, figuratively king. You may find her at all times with her Junior room- mate, and there is always sure to lie something doing. When looking at this photograph of Mary, you miss a great part of her charm, which lies in rosy cheeks and blue eyes. We are s. ,rry that she does not graduate in our class, for we would be glad to start on life ' s pathway with such a companion. Tin- classm of ' 23 have been very fortunate to have had such an associate in their ranks. I [iking : I ramatics. 29 r 11 E SAX! F R A G E 1 9 2 3 CAR( (LINE ELL F( )RD 128 South Mam Streel Orange, " Mass. " Be ii ever so humble There ' s no place like home. " There certainly isn ' t to " Carol, " for no matter how inviting a week-end on the campus may be, it will not entice her to stay. We wonder though, " Carol, " if home is the main attraction. However, we dislike to think of the week-end in June thai may part us for a long time from this dear friend, so faithful and true. The profession will surely he enriched with such an asset as " Carol. " Hiking; Glee Club; Saxifrage Board. ( HARLOTTE GAVIN 22 Walnut Street Leominster, Mass. " Your servant I will be. Here ' s to a loyal and faithful friend! Charlotte is ever true 1 Betty and is seldom seen away from her. " Where thou goest, there go I. " seems to he the maxim followed by Charlotte as re- gards her chosen friend. There are few good times that the two do no; share. However, when it comes to thinking and work- ing, Charlotte is on the job for herself, depending on herself and no one else. Her most treasured accomplishment is her raffia basket — a piece of work occupying many hours. Noted for her interest in handwork. AGNES HANIFIN Belchertown, Mass. " How far this little candle throws its beams. " When the lure of the business world failed to hold the in- terest of the vivacious young lady, how fortunate we were to receive her into our midst — a little late — " but better late than never. " Popularity, cheerfulness, and wit are a few of the enviable qualities which attach themselves to Agnes. Now that we have reached the parting of the ways, at graduation, the re- gret which we feel may partly be banished by memories of her. Glee Club; Hiking; Manager of Girls ' Basket Ball Team ' 22- ' 23 ; Senior Committee. 30 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 IRENE ELIZABETH HANIFIN Belchertown, Mass. " Tall and serene. Fine a girl as e ' er was seen. " The younger member of the Hani I ' m suile is quite different. She is just as likable and popular as her older sister, but a true follower of sports. Her interest in athletics has been outstand- ing, during the two years we have known her. Who could fail to notice her playing in the gym? As an advisor and projector, she has guarded Agnes well. We shall remember her as a cheer- ful dispenser of fun and wil in dull moments. P.est wishes for success, classmate of ' 23. President of G. A. A.; Captain Girls ' Basket Ball Team ' 22- ' 23; Hiking, b k m j J FRANCES ELLEN HARNEY 62 Independent Street New Bedford, M " A little thing, a sunny smile, A loving word at morn. " It seems Frances Harney agrees with Walter Scanlan when he says, " Music hath powers. " Nellie ' s melodious voice has re- sounded through the walls of our noble institution early and late, sending forth strains at which Galli-Curci would bow. " ( nine down t my mom after study hour, " says Nellie, a- she trudges up one staii after another with a box much larger than herself. Everyi ne who knows her will vouch for her kind, erous disposition. Glee Club; Hiking. M VRGARET M.I I WIS II JRRINGTON 17 ; i i n dell Wenue Leominster, Ma-. ■I should worry. " I o be a ili to go through life without worr} ing musl real comfortable state of existence. Jusl shut your eyes and girl thai can go along day by day with an apparently maimer! Judging by all we se and hear, " Peggy " be- longs to tli. ii minority who can take joys and difficulties as they come, Happen what may, " P ill not worry. We can almosi always find " Peggy " with Betty, Charlotte, and " Mad. " Together they have far from a hard time amusing themselves. " Peggy " is •i ted for her " boh. " Ill E SAX I FR AG E 192 3 IS King Street PEARL MADALYN HARRIS " As sweet a girl U true a friend -. ever could be found. ( Irani Mass. When Pearl waves those long, curling lashes and casts her eyes about, now up, now down, the " ayes " have it. Therefore the vote is unanimous in her favor. I ' earl is as pretty a jewel as her name indicates, but in this ease beauty is more than skin deep. Pretty is as pretty does, and Pearl earns that title by her gentle good-nature, her sweet disposition, and her optimistic out- look on life. She has always been more or less interested in the various arts and sciences, but this year she is interested in only one. The drawing department may not have ful ' y appreciated her devotion to and appreciation of Art, but we have. Pearl is most generous, living not for herself alone, but— well — for others, too. Hiking; Glee Club; Dramatics. HELEN ELIZABETH HEALD South Lancaster, Mass. " What conies in small packages? " " The most precious of articles, " is the answer to the above question. Helen is no exception to the rule. She is one of those Lancaster girls who appear so quiet, but — when you know her you change your mind. She never bores you by her silence, neither does she tax your patience by incessant talk. She has many interests, but music seems to be her chief one. Otherwise, why spend so many noons singing with Miss Barr? Noted for her pleasing personality. Glee Club. ANNA AGNES HESTER 193 Greely Street Clinton, Mass. " A still, small voice. " We never knew what we were missing before Anna came to live in Miller Hall. Of course she chose Miller 1 ecause that atmosphere most appealed to her quiet nature. They say that beneath a calm, quiet exterior there often lies a turbulent sea of emotions. If we could only have known her longer and better we might be able to tell tales of romance or tragedy hidden be- hind that wall of reserve. It is safe to say, however, that her voice is soft and low, that her smile is sweet, and that her blushes are adorable. Glee Club; Hiking. 32 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 MARION HOLDEN JL ' BB Shirley, Mass. ' •The blushing beauties of a modest maid. " Here is a girl whose cheeks nature herself keeps pink, and whose wave is ever in place. No artificiality about " Jubby. " That may he the secret of her gaining so many friends. She is a good thinker and a good spurt. Her love of fun tempted her to snowball some of her Shirley friends this winter. The snow- balling took place, but — who got the worsl of the bargain, Marion? " Jubby " is noted for her attractiveness and we won ' t mention her Mush, for it is the bane of her existence. Glee Club ; Hiking. HELEN [RENE KEATING 166 Kimball Street ■I work nr play, wholeheartedly. " We all know that we can do nothing well if we do i heartedly. None knows it better than Helen, so she profits knowledge. When she works, she works, and when -he she plays. Strange to say she ' d rather play than work. hi- n she makes a rush for the lunchroom to draw up eha Katherine, ! )oris, and Madelyn, her constant companions, four are generally discussing their chosen profession, noted for her height and her new hair-comb. Fitchburg, Mass i hdf- by her plays, irs for These elell is 28 West Streel MARY ERONICA KEEEE " A little nonsense now and then, hed by the best ol Hadley, Ma--. May is our prima donna, and Palmer Mall proudly claims her. t firsl we though) -be would Ik- cold and dignified but, a pleasant surprise! May has an inexhaustible supply of fun, wit, ami happy laughter. The tedium of many a class ha- been lightened bj these same qualities. We hope that May will always be the happj dispenser of fun. President Gl I lub; Hiking; Senior Commit! i T 11 E SAX 1 FR AG E l 9 2 3 35 West Street AN MARION KEIG A IX Joy rises in me like a summer morn ' i Imt. .u. Mass. The fact that pretty blondes are rare makes them all the more bewitching. And the misguided person who said that blondes are unanimaled. never saw our Marion wading through two or three feet of snow to Day street. Miller Mall was quiet once, but that was before the time of Marion ' s advent here. We have proof that Marion has at least one high ideal — and that proof is her Kelly, that wonderful Kelly. What we haven ' t heard about him — which is very little, makes us all the more interested. Here ' s to you, Marion, goodby, good luck ! Glee Club ; Hiking. ANNIE ELIZABETH KELLEY South Lancaster, Mass. " Where thou goest, I will go also. " Seldom is Annie seen without Helen and vice versa. These two seem inseparable, but then — " birds of a feather flock to- gether. " Both appear very quiet yet both are real fun-loving girls. Annie ' s eyes are ever dancing with joy. We never see a grouchy expression on her face. Until we know her real well, we don ' t seem to know her at all. We see her often but seldom hear her speak. Among her friends, however, she makes up for her silence among others. Noted for her sweet and silent nature. Glee Club. 24 Dresser Street ALICE KELLY " God ' s in His Heaven, All ' s right with the world. " Southbridge, Mass. Alice seems to be a firm believer in this fact. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, she is refreshingly cool and col- lected. Alice ' s coolness seems to ask: why lose your temper? Nobody else wants it. She will be a dignified addition to a noble cause, as she always places her associates first, on the list for consideration. We hope that nothing will ever disturb the even tenor of her way. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 MARY AGNES KENEALLY 233 North Street New Bedford, Mass. •I want what. I want when I want it. " [f only Father Time could go backward instead of forward and stop once more at the time of Cinderella, how happy Mary would he, for then her wishes would become realities. But since Time will not oblige us, Mary must be content with just wishing. However, among the things tor which .Mary docs not have ti wish is a good report card, for virtue is hound to have iis re- ard. Glee (luh ; Hiking. M KY CATHERINE KILL U 91 Silver Lake Street Athol. Mass. Believe in yourself, believe in humanity, believe in tin- success of your undertakings. " When we first found Mary, we attributed to her the sa " And some thai smile have in their hearts, I fear, millions of mis- chiefs. " On innumerable occasions, we have witnessed her pre- vailing desire for fun. She seems to think thai " Day by day. in every way. the world is getting funnier and funnier, " Ala--! ' Kelley " turned school teacher and the silver lining of the cloud turned to gray. But true to our prognostications, time expose. I lays and she i- again blithe ami carefree. I likn FLORENCE JOSEPHINE KNOW LTON 174 School Si n el lardner, Mass. urning with her days ini n [| has been declared a good idea to learn when to talk and when to keep still. So Florence, who never lets any g 1 ideas idopted this on, rherefore she ni k al an inopportune moment. Florence is planning to become a m; si,.n m the future and i- always storing away knowledge that will help her in her chosen work. There are few books in our lii I e hasn ' t perused; resull -the above quotation I d. c ' lull. 1 II E SAX I l ' R AC, E 1 9 2 3 ESTHER M UIE LIKANDEK Off Albertina Streel Quincy, Mass. " A friend of sold to those who really know her. " It ' s hard to tel! alum! Esther as she is one we admire and love s.i much that mere words arc useless to describe her. Every- body loves her and with reason. She has a sympathetic ear which sooner or later hears all our troubles. If you ' re in need of any thing from an ice cream to a dose of (?) just call Esther. Never a partj mi- " mix-up " without Esther in the lead, especially in our Junior year. It hurts our feelings to see the sudden change her present position as House President has wrought. We feel a little wed in her presence, as though her insight into human nature is deeper and her understanding, greater. House President of Miller Hall; Senior Council; Glee Club; Saxifrage Board : Hiking: Dramatics. MIRIAM MacLEAN " No padlock, bolts or bars Can seclude a maiden As well as her own reserve. " Warwick, Mass. Miriam is as refreshing as the hills which surround her na- tive city. It ' s nice to find such a restful, peaceful sort of person after the jazzing bustle of this weary old world. She is a com- bination of humor, common sense, calm philosophy and consci- entiousness. Jn basket ball or studies Miriam is not tempera- mentally inclined, but her progress is always slow and steady, and she gets there! She has shown that she can overcome small things, we know that she will some day overcome great things. They say that success is one-tenth genius and nine-tenths hard work. You have the former, Miriam, continue as you are and success is yours. Girls ' Basket Ball Team ; Glee Club ; Hiking. DOROTHY AUGUSTINE MAHONEY 218 Tinkham Street New Bedford, Mass. " Some are born great and others have greatness thrust upon them. " This statement is very true of Dorothy. She is destined to he great, but she recently had it thrust upon her, by being elected Chief of the Palmer-Miller Fire Department, an office which pleases her very much. It surrounds her with honor and dis- tinction, and has very little work attached to it. Even the fire alarm is music to her ears. Here ' s wishing you luck, as you are a firm believer in woman ' s rights. We are sure these rights will double when you plead for the cause to the male. Hiking; Glee Club; Saxifrage Board. 36 •-££:• THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 .MADLYN MARY MALONEY 128 Laurel Street Fitchburg, Mass. " Divinely tall and most divinely fair. " Madlyn is our modern " marathon racer. " When it comes to getting over the ground in record-breaking time, she is righ) there. A Ford has no chance against this runner. Each morn- ing Madlyn breaks her own record of the previous morning. We almost doubt whether Phidippides himself could out-distance her. " Mad " is just as active when once at school as she is in getting there. One morning she helped demonstrate the right way in do the Irish jig — and it was a " foine " demonstration. Noted for her curly hair. [RENE CECILIA MASON 6 Washington Street l ; itchburg, Mass. " E ' en though vanquished, she could argue still. " It is said that every one has bis own hobby to ride. It didn ' t take us very long to discover thai Irene ' s is arguing. Give her any siilijcct and any opponent and she is happy. When she Marts an argumenl she has that expression thai says, " Winn I ope ' my mouth, let no one speak. " Generally no one dors. " Jazz not and ye shall be saved. " brought Irene oratorical tame. Guess you ' ve missed your vocation, haven ' t you, Irene? Noted for her in- terest in the antiquity of man. etary of Glee Club ' 11 : Treasurer of Glee Club ' 23. KATHRYN LOUISE M T ' I MKWS 51 State Street New lied ion!. " Friendship which makes the leasl noise i often the mosl useful. " They call her Lillian Need you ask why ' Just look at that nose. Real " Gish " ami aristocratic. .side from her resemblance to the famous movie actress, Katliryn carries with her such stately dignity that all are impressed. I ' .ut we have learned t " ■. ' what lit- behind that dignified surface a character ami a 1 ' ■!• fi .fuel. (dee Club; Hiking; Senioi ice; Assi iant Bu cr of Saxifrage ' 23; Studenl I ouncil. 37 I II K SAX I FR AC. K 1 y 1 S GERTRUDE LORETTA McCORMACK 1 " shburnham Street Fitchburg, Mass. " The giver is more blessed than the receiver. " Gert is always willing and glad to share her intellectual wealth with someone else. She has helped people out of many a tight hole. Besides preparing to be a teacher, she has been kept very busy writing daily letters to Texas. Why? A mystery, ' (lert " has a hobby, loo! It is seeking news of and discussing the doings of the famous " Pclletier. " She likes all sports and seldom missed hockey or basket ball practice. Noted for her genen isity. Hiking Contest ' 23. BLANCHE MARIE McCORMICK 13 Franklin Court Gardner, Mass. " Laugh and the world laughs with you. " Blanche believes in this maxim whole-heartedly and lives up to it. Should we see Blanche in the doldrums, we would think the world was surely coming to an end. Her happy laugh is a source of great merriment to all who hear it. Blanche is a most happy-go-lucky girl, she is also a most conscientious teacher and was very successful with Day street pupils. Reports from Gard- ner say that she is the " Melba " of her home town and we don ' t doubt it at all. Noted for her happy disposition. Day Students ' Council ; Glee Club. MARY CATHERINE McCUE 640 County Street New Bedford, Mass. " Her only fault is she has no fault. " Quiet and studious is Mary, but she has an exceptional dis- position. Never yet have we seen her angry and this is some record when you consider all the little annoyances which may occur during two years at Normal. We were all very much afraid Mary wasn ' t coming back this year and were much re- lieved when she at last arrived. One thing we notice about Mary is her desire for change in scenery. To prove this just consider the changes she ' s made. Last year she lived in Palmer, this year in Suite N, Miller, and now she is to change again and Suite M is to be her home. You have the best wishes of the class of ' 23, Mary. Treasurer of Student Government Council; Glee Club. 38 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 IRENE VERONICA MOHAN 432 High Street Clinton, Mas?. ' Short, but sweet! " When we think of Grecian perfection, we think of Venus, When we think of American perfection we think of — why. the one and only Irene, of course. To boh or not to bob — that was the question, but in bobbing she has made herself more beauti- ful and saved herself a sea of troubles, and just by bobbing ended them. Well, we would have done it, too. " Pis seldom that we see such lips, such dainty, perfect lips, such perfect, tempting lips. Tis plain to see what those lips do to even us, to make us write like this. One must marvel at the many sides her disposi- tion shows: a serious-minded teacher, a clever conversationalist, a small edition of a jazz-baby, and a sympathetic and understand- ing friend. [liking; (dee Club. HAZEL ELMIRA MOORE [54 ( Jrove Avenue Leominster, Mass. ' Be checked for silence But never taxed for speech. " Hazel is one of the few who never Nay t. ,, much or to i little — always jus) enough. Would that more of us possessed thai virtue! Wi n er see ! ! el without her boon companion, Flor- ence K. Together they spend their time discussing the serious side of their profession and tlu-ir hopes for the future. Hazel hasn ' t • ed whether oi n n Florence in the mis- ionary field. Whatever your decision, we wish you luck. Hazel. Glee Club. , KS HELENA MULLEN is Glen Ml. in Strei l Winchendon, Mass. pensive nun devout and pure. " That is what might have been used to characterize Agnes when we first welcomed her into our midst. Since the old order changeth, yielding place to new, we ' ll substitute for this expres- of Milton ' s our modern phrase and say, " Cant we have fun? " Agnes is a good friend to everybody. Her kind disp tion is a shining light to her friends. Hikine. 19 1I1K SAXIFRAGE 192 3 MARC RET l VRY MURRAY H _ ' Fairmount Street Fitchburg, Mass. " A jolly good sport is she. " " Marly " is quite a talker — sometimes, hui she ' d rather lis- ten to " Gert. " As their minds run in practically the same chan- nels, ii doesn ' t make much difference as to who does the talking. Two pastimes, dearer to her even than listening to Gert, are singing and drawing. How she does enjoy these two pleasures! She would sing and draw from morn till night were there not other necessary duties. Noted for her witty remarks and com- plaints about W. F. Cars. Hiking Contest. HELGA CATHERINE NEILSON " Her eyes are of a bluish hue, And when she smiles come dimples too. " Stow, Mass. •Dressmaking, millinery, and we can ' t think how many more accomplishments lie in Helga ' s pretty finger-tips. Her room- mate tells us that she is vain, but we can ' t blame her. If we were that delightful shade between a blonde and brunette, we certainly would be, too. To look at her, all smiles and dimples, you wouldn ' t guess that Helga rules the Junior High " noon " children with an iron hand, and is one of Mr. Hubbard ' s most valuable helpers. Whisper to us, Helga, who was The One on North street that night? It seems to be a case of a perfectly good arm gone to " waste. " Hiking; Glee Club. OLGA JOSEPHA NIZIANKOWICZ 714 Dwight Street Holyoke, Mass. " And the nights shall be filled with music, And the cares that infest the day Shall fold their lents like the Arabs And as silently steal away. " " Music hath charms, " but so has Olga. When she arrived in our midst as a quiet, demure little miss, we did not suspect that soon she would claim the hearts of many. But aside from the charms of personality which have won us all, she has a tal- ent quite unequalled. In plain English she makes the piano talk. e wish that we might continue forever to have her I ill our hearts with music, and thus drive dull care away. Glee Club. 40 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 HANNAH MARIE O ' BRIEN 106 Jones Street Fall River. Mass. " Come over on the sunny side of life. There ' s room there for all and it ' s a matter of choice. " This is the principle that Hannah carries out. Her sunny disposition lightens the burdens of life for all who come in con- tact with her. She believes in the saying, " I don ' t know any way so sure of making others happy, as of being so one ' s self, " and by putting this into practice she has made herself a favorite with all who know her. Glee Club. ANNIE ERONICA PAYNE 416 South Orchard Street New Bedford, Mass. " Hark, hark, the lark at Heaven ' s gate sings. " So says Shakespeare, but what lark ' s voice could please us more than Annie ' s fiddle? Manx limes we have sat entranced. amused, and made happy under the spell of her playing. She is all thai anyone can hope for in a friend— true, faithful, and sin cere in word and deed. Her sympathy, generosity, and encourag- ing words make life ' s burdens easier to carry. She is always cheerful and a good sport. The best wish we can give her is that in her life she may be accorded the same treatment that she accords lo others. " She is one in a million. " Secretary of Student Government Council; Glee Club; Hiking. CHARLOTTE FRANCES TICK kl Littleton, Mas-. " Whole-hearted, loyal, jusl m- t " whom you ' d intrust ail you hold dean I Drawing is one of Charlotte ' s many accomplishments. Her greatest ambition is to be a supervisor in the " line arts. " If you happen to know of a vacant position, ii you will lei " (bar " know at your earliest possible convenience, we ' re sure she will be more than grateful. Charlotte, a word to the wise is sufficient, thi fore we would like to remind you thai it is the besl polii keep awake al all times when there is work to do and the results will be more satisfactory. We have learned thai whenever we hear the sweel strains of " Memories " come Boating from the Recreation hall, Charlotte is thinking of the good times spenl with a blonde of brunette, we can ' t just decide which. Studenl Governmenl Council; Saxifrage Board ' 23; Hiking; Glee Club. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 DORIS E Kl. X PIKE Colebrook, N. II. " Sweet it is lo have done the things one ought. " Serious and studious otic would consider her at first glance, but she ' s just another example of " You ' d lie surprised. " We have a suspicion that Doris is concealing from our ever eager eye a man rather a novelty around here — and we are anxiously awaiting the date when we shall behold him and thai J-a-Z-z-y saxophone. We also wonder if this is the cause of her forget- ting the monitor slips on all occasions. If any over-fatigued member of Senior I plans lo " cut " class, Doris hears some such whispered plea, " Don ' t notice that there ' s a vacant chair, will you? " Needless to say, she has helped build up the reputation of Senior I, Hiking; Glee Club. JEANNETTE HERMINIE RICHARD 91 North Street Fitchburg, Mass. " A wee, little voice, for a wee, little maid. " We have to listen hard to hear what Jeannette has to say, for she doesn ' t make much noise. However, what she has to say is worth all of our listening. Jeannette was a very conscientious hiker for her monogram and she won it. For many weeks her constant cry was, " Will we ever get our monogram? " She has a great liking for dramatics and helped produce a very interest- ing little play. Noted for her " petiteness " in voice and stature. Fliking; Class Day Committee. STELLA CORA SARGENT Groton, Mass. One vast, expansive smile, forever radiant. " Stella, as her name indicates, shines from the third floor of Miller. To look at Stella, who by the way is one of the youngest members of ' 23, one thinks of glorious, eternal youth. And per- haps the reason for the happiness is that mysterious Harvey. We never could find out his last name, but even one name arouses in- terest. Stella seems to have a suppressed desire to play in a jazz band, judging by sounds issuing from the dining room at irregular intervals. Stella will find friends wherever she goes and her good-natured outlook on life will carry her far up the ladder of fame. Glee Club ; Hiking. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 LORANE CATHERINE SCHUDER 44 Central Avenue Fitchburg, Mass. " Just a little girl, most dear and taking. " Lorane is the pretty little girl whom we all enjoy having around. We seldom see her when she isn ' t having a general good time. When she and " Kay " are together, no one else can get a word in edgeways. We won ' t complain, though, for we like to listen to them. Small as Lorane is she is a line te acher, and will be a great credit to her Alma Mater in her chosen pro fession. We often see her hurrying around with her " Carr. " Her favorite amusement is dancing. Day Students ' Council; Saxifrage Board ' 23; Miking; Girls ' Basket Ball Team. ELEANOR BERNARDETTE SHEA 14 Columbia Terrace Springfield, Mass. " She ' s little, but .-lie ' - wise; She ' s a terror for her size. " This graceful little person has danced her way into the hearts of everyone. Just look through this book to find her talent along another line. By the process of elimination we figure that dignitj would not become, seriousness would not beautify, decorum would not suit our " Shea. " so that she i- just right in being the jolly, laughing, dancing, little coquette thai sin- is. To he exact, sometimes she is sober, hist ask her, " Have you seen Charles lately: " and she ' ll innocentlj reply, " Which one? " Hold everything, " SI " a ' " Saxifrage Hoard ' 23; Secretary of (dee Club ' - ' . ' ; Glee lub. GERTRUDE ESTHER SHEA S3 Lincoln Street Holyoke, Mass. " Shea and Tait. our modern Da uid Pythias. " Can they he separated long enough to write about them in dividually? Gert ' s laughter is considered contagion-, since every- one along its path catches it and is elated under it- influence. She ood to talk with, pleasant to walk with, and pretty to look at. She is loyal, faithful, and tine to all her friends and such friend- i he gives is always cherished, since " A friend in need i- a friend indeed. " Glee Club; Hiking. THE SAX I FR AG E 192 3 MARTE CECE1 14 G ilumbia Terrace A SHEA Springfield. Mass. " To thine own self be true And thou canst not be false to any man. " Boston University was the loser, F. N. S. the winner when Marie came into our midst. And with her came a little of the noise and bustle of the big city. However, she has made up for 1 ' ' St time and is settled here for the four-year course. If Marie takes as much interest in teaching as she does in Kendall ' s, she ' ll cud in the Mall of Fame. Being a slightly earlier edition of her sister, she feels it her duty to keep an eye on Eleanor and an active eye il is. If you want to enjoy yourself, or if you want to find a good pal, go to Marie. Senior Council; Glee Club. MARIAN BLATCHFORD SMITH Littleton, Mass. " The price of wisdom is above rubies. " Marian is a worthy addition to any class and we are glad to claim her as our ow n. We have among us no more perfect lady. ell does she uphold the name of her home town. Her pleasing, dignified bearing wins her many friends. She and her three or four special friends always seem to enjoy themselves without creating any disturbances. Why can ' t all groups of girls have as good a time and yet remember that they are ladies? LUCILLE ESTELLA STOWELL New Salem, Mass. " She was of a gentle nature. " Lucille has only been with us a year, having preferred the summer course, but that year has been long enough to convince us that she is a friend well worth having. Her " Kosy Korner " is one of the most cheerful spots in Miller Hall and we all stop there sooner or later. Lucille is New Salem ' s delegate to this great institution of learning and she does credit to both. In spite of her devotion to her studies, she always keeps an eye upon the social events. It ' s loo bad there are not more girls like Lucille. Glee Club; Hiking. 44 THE SAXIFRAGE 192 MABEL AUGUSTA SWANTEE 758 Merriam Avenue Leominster, Mass. " My cheeks are bonnie, bonnie. " Mabel has many interesting accomplishments, but the one- thing she can do to perfection is to ask questions. She is a veritable question-box; but then, we learn by asking questions, so " Mabie " is on the right track. Her ambitions to travel are un- surpassed. Porto Rico, China, Alaska, and Hawaii are only a few of the places she is going to tour. Moreover, she is on J of the few who can wear " doughnuts " and look well. Noted for her " sympathetic nerve. " Vice-President of Day Students ' Council; Hiking; (dee Club. LILLIAN C VTHERINE TAFT IS Willow Street Holyoke, Ma-. " Here she comes, there she goes. " " Lil " drifts in here, colors the place with her cheerful dis- position, then sallies into a new environment and in the same way creates a brighter atmosphere. " Thy modestj is a candle to thy merit. " No one ever knew " Lil " to brag about her qualifications. Self praise is no recommendation, think- this girl, so she jusl keeps right on doing things, without bringing evidence to bear upon them. She is a cheerful, bright-heart irt, taking life jusi as it comes and always hoping for the best. Maj cess e er attend her efforts. Glee Club ; Hiking. MARION J EN NIK THOMAS 875 Main Street Leominster, Mass " The very sweetest words that fancy frames. " " Tom " is our gentle soft-voiced lassie. She is always willing to talk if she has something to say. Does she eve r raise her voice? Never except to sing to us some rote song. She maj appear quiet, but she is very fond of fun, nevertheless. We have known her to become real excited over some subjects — " Art, " for instance. " Art " is her favorite subject, by the way. N for her pretty hair and big eyes. Miking Contest; Glee Club. H 1 H E SAX! 1- RAGE 192 3 HELEN RITA T IOMEY 326 Cottage Street New Bedford, Mass. " Hang sorrow: Care will kill a cat— and therefore let ' s be merry. ' ' " See how she laughs, and crows, and starts. Heaven bless the merry child. " Helen ' s cheerful disposition is fully appre- ciated by everyone who knows her. If we were to resort to a character book for information, we would rind her favorite musi- cal composition to he " In the Little Red Scho ol House, " and her pet expression. " It ' s a shame! " Glee Club : Hiking. PAULINE FRANCES WALDROX 6 Waverly Street Fitchburg, Mass. " As merry as the day is long. " Merrier than that, even, is Pauline. She seems to thoroughly enjoy living. She is always busy amusing herself in school and out of school. She spends much time entertaining the " mail " section of the school, each noon. Even the children whom she taught at Edgerly caught some of her happy spirit. So you see. it ' s contagious. Her only unhappy moments are when she is waiting for " Kay " to turn the corner. Chief recreation- dancing. Glee Club. BEATRICE ALICE MARY WEBBER 20.2 South Main Street South Gardner. Mass. " My conscience shall ever be my guide. " " Bee " is a very serious-minded person, although one would hardly think so when greeted by the merry twinkle of her eyes. She takes her school work seriously, and in spite of the fear of shattered nerves and worn-, manages to put her name on the honor roll and still maintain a cheerful countenance. We all remember that day when she and a young friend donned knickers and hunted for pollywogs with a tea strainer attached to a long pole. Just another case of rushing the season. Dramatics : Glee Club. 46 THE SAXIFRAGE 19 2 DOROTHY LOUISE WHITE 54 Belmont Avenue Winchendon, Mass. " Enthusiasm is the life of the soul. " If -this expression can be taken literally, " Dot ' s " soul cer- tainly will live forever. That she is always full of " pep " has been exhibited repeatedly by the vaudeville stunts " for one night only ' ' that have often amused the dormitory occupants. Had " Dot " been alive at the time Shelley wrote his Ode to the Night- ingale it might well have been thought that she furnished him with the inspiration. As for her wit it might be said, " Tin wit is as quick as a greyhound ' s mouth. " Glee Club; Saxifrage Board ' 23; Cheer Leader. MADELYN GERTRUDE VVYMAN 7 Bitmap Street Fitchburg, Mass. ' ' I chatter, chatter all day long. " Madelyn can talk, talk, talk, if ever anyone could. It ' s her favorite occupation. School beginning at 9 o ' clock must have come about because of Madelyn ' s unspoken desire. X " m tardy marks from thai day on. She is an active member of thai quartet, famous for its quietness (?) at all times, Noted for her walk and constant association with Peggy. ROY ALVIN ANDERSON 47 Marshall Street Fitchburg, Mass. " Men are but children of a larger growth. " " Stretch " rightfully deserves ibis title, being the tallest man in the school. He lias never bad any close competitors for this distinction. Therefore, he lias made an exceptionally good floor director at some of our parlies, bring able to see everything, and unable to say anything. He spends most of his spare time in the employ of the American Express Co., and keeps up hi nature studies by inhabiting Rindge Road in the evening. He goes oul the middle of next year, and as he has been " the heighl of suc- cess " at F. X S., we will miss him. Good classmates are pl but the combination of a good classmate and a loyal work ' ' exceptional. (ilee Club; Gaveteer; Assistant Manager Basket I -all ' 22, ' 23. 47 T H E S A X I F RACE 1923 LAW RENCE ANDREW BARRIERE 112 Madison Street Fitchburg, Mass. " J« i a wee bit of humanity, with a great mind. " " Larry " as he is familiarly known to his comrades, com- pleted his P. A. course in record time and then took several sub- jects in the G. M. course. He also put in several extra weeks in teacher training. After securing a position, he expects to con- duct dancing classes as a side line. He hardly ever ventures out of his native element, Cleghorn, to attend " social affairs at the institution, but is always willing to help make them success- ful. " Larry " expects to receive a degree of " Efficient Janitor " upon graduation. He has acted as official refreshment buyer, at Watson ' s, for the marooned draftsmen. He is an exceptional tennis player, as was evidenced when he was barely defeated for the school championship in the summer of 1922. Glee Club; Gaveleer; Secretary Section I, 1 ' . A. HAROLD WENTZEL BLAKE 20 Berkley Street Fitchburg, Mass. " A smile for each, a friend to all. " " Blakey " spent two years at Miami University, and then de- cided to return to his " native soil " and become one of the ad- vocates of " education for the majority. " His ability as a track man can be ably proven by his past record when a student at Fitchburg High. He is a rather quiet, unassuming young man and a good student, but nevertheless he finds time to attend most of the social gatherings at the school. He also represented the Yellow and White on the basket ball court during ' 23 and showed that he is an athlete of stellar ability. Glee Club; Gaveleer; Dramatics; Advisory Board; School Paper. WARD NICHOLAS BOYLSTON, JR. 171 Vernon Street Gardner, Mass. " My heart ' s in the Highlands. " We have been unable to see much of " Duke " except in class hours this year, as he taught night school and in his spare mo- ments helped to swell the stamp receipts of Uncle Sam ' s treasury. He shyly admits that his one and only hobby is mechanical draw- ing, with a few rare touches of wood-finishing thrown in. He has proven to be the shark of all academic classes of Section II, and has made some inspiring patriotic addresses in the public speaking class. However far apart our paths may stray, we shall always remember " Duke " as an obliging and genial companion, under all circumstances. He has been an ardent supporter of the Glee Club and demonstrated his musical ability in the Junior Fol- lies and upon other occasions. Llis holding of the F. N. S. ten- nis championship for two successive seasons attests to his prow- ess on the courts. Glee Club. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 RALPH LEO BURGESS 88 Grand Street Leominster, Mass " I love solitude, if someone is with me. " This is the man who gave us the thrills of the summer scl I by quietly and nonchalantly " easing up " to Palmer Hall, on the balmy summer evenings, during July and August. He had a g I reason, even though it was a tedious journey home each night. He is very quiet around school and therefore is a great favor- ite among the faculty and bis fellow students. He is interested deeply in politics, as his " oratorical gems " which he has de- livered in public speaking class show. It is well known that he desires to hold the position of Mayor of his Ik. me town some day. Stick to school-teaching, son, and leave politics alone. Glee Chili. 5 Clinton Street JAMES JOSEPH BURKE Fitchburg, Mass. " An athlete as well as a student. " When " Jim " became tired of the hustling business world, he canu- to Normal and has been a considerable addition to Section I. In both shop ami classroom we haw profited by his well- timed questions. The classmates of Sec. I have been steered into many a worthy discussion in the academic printing class under his leadership. He has also been .in advocate of " Lee speech " in i ral otbet classes. As a debater he is unexcelled, taking part in the Junior-Senior-P. A. debates in 1921, and speaking with the vim and fin of i second John Redmond. Vs a cheer leader in I ' LL ' he did his part in instilling school spirit into die Normalises. Glee Club; Dramatics; Saxifrage Board ' 22; Manager of Baseball ' 22; Baskel Ball Squad ' 23. WILLI M J( (SEPH BURNS 133 Lancaster Streel ' mirtstcr, Mass " Did yi . ■! ee such lot in sui li i little? " ' ' .til " is anoth icipanl in the joys .,f riding the " Fool ish and Lame, " daily. Me is never changeable and always has a ood word for everyone. When playing an) form of athlei or working in the sh.,ps, his heart is in his work. Therefore hi ' led upon to " come through " at the proper time. Ib- is one of our quiet students m school hours, but it is said that his home city has ., livening effect on everyone. He i a snappy danci il only blondes arc acceptable to him. (dee Club: Baskel Ball Squad ' 21, ' 22; Baseball ' _ _ . ' 23; leer; School Paper Committee; Saxi ird. 49 1 II E SAX 1 F R AG E 19 2 3 THOM S FR VNCIS CARR 177 Church Street Marlboro, Mass. " Skilled in sports and pastimes. " " Tom " is the most collegiate looking member of the in- separable " Marlboro Triplets. " When the other two decided to become candidates for teaching positions, he left Northeastern and cast his lot in with them, lie hurst into prominence during the interclass debating in 1922 and nobly supported his colleagues with a " gem of oratory. " His hobby is athletics and he gives vent to his natural ability along this line in the gymnasium and on the tennis courts. Any school is fortunate which has mem- bers like " Tom ' ' on its roll, lie is a " booster " for schcol spirit, as he is active and ready to do his share in all activities. (.lee Club; Basket Hall Squad ' - ' 1; Debates. 5 Taft Street LEO AQUINAS COVE " Oh! restless spirit. ' Worcester, Mass. " Jerry " is that ambitious young man whom we always see hurrying around the buildings or campus, in quest of some elusive bit of knowledge. He is full of " pep " and " dash " and has taught Practical Arts in Boylston junior high school on each Friday of the past year. Because of his habit of being helpful to all, and his unusual ability to perform difficult feats in short spaces of time, we never doubt his future success. " He may be small, but oh mv ! " We understand that he gave the summer students and also himself a pleasant surprise, when he " stepped out. " He has always been willing to inconvenience himself in acting as janitor at many of our school affairs. Glee Club ; Gaveleer. EDGAR LEON DEMERS 21 Puritan Avenue Worcester, Mass. " Small, yet powerful, are his words and deeds. " The determination of this diminutive person to become a teacher has never been shaken, although he has had to with- stand the joys of a Worcester-to-Fitchburg ride on the Con- solidated week ly. His cheerful nature radiates good will where- ever he goes, and we predict that he will he heard from some years hence concerning some phase of Practical Arts education. lie possesses considerable enthusiasm for the manly art of self- defense, and we have enjoyed many battles in the cellar " gyms. " The world is missing a real thrill, as no one has yet matched " Eddie " against " Mucko. " Woe be to the man who attempts stealing second when this clever player is in the game. Glee Club; Captain Baseball ' 22; Basket Ball Squad ' 21, ' 23. 50 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 WILLIAM THOMAS DUNN 70 Forest Street Fitchburg, M i = " Young of limb, in judgment old. " " Bill " has been one of our best performers along athletic or social lines. He was chairman of the Senior Prom Committee and the success of the affair was a test and proof of his ability. He has taught in Shirley on Fridays. He made the trio of members of the R. S. D. Club complete and they have brought fame to F. N. S. by putting on pageants in th gym and per- forming difficult roles in several projects He was coach and captain of the 1 ( ' 23 baseball team, and kept it running smoothly and in harmony. He is musically inclined and always keeps a list of songs for special occasions. One of his favorite melodies is " Peg o ' My I lean. " President Sec. I, P. A.; (dee Club; Baskel Ball Squad ' 22, ' 23; Baseball ' 22. ' 23; Senior Prom Committee ' 23. PHILIP EVERETT DUPKE Grafton, Mas-.. " Or with the dance, let joy be unrefined. " After successfully completing his course at Worcester Trade. Phil decided to save his money and go to college. Hence we have had his smiling countenance in our midst and have benefited bj his genial good-nature. He stepped out soon after enrolling and has become a great exponenl of the terpsichorean art, introducing with daring skill many original sieps on the library floor. He also became a tennis fiend and developed a wicked curve hall that brought many of his opponents to grief. We predict that he will startle the world when his edition of ' ' My First Love tVair " • on the market. He has spent months in developing this narrative and it should prove a 1 n to the coming generation of I- ' . X. si ml, n Gavel et ; i dee Club. I)K . h EDWARD ELDRIDGE 28 Church Street Shelburne falls, Mass. " Victory shall crown his brow. " Ih oughoul Deane ' s career he has proven to be a student of eptional ability in the class room or shop, as well as in the dormitory. He has been connected closely with practically all ol ictivities for three years. During the past year he has had a Friday position teachini l ' . . in Lunenburg, and reports thr the waitinj stations for the F. I., are progressing favor- ably. This young man holds the Miller Hall endurance record, winch lu ■ stablished in ' 2 . He has been on several unannounced Northern trips, since last September, hut there is a method in Ins madness. W table mate in the Palmer Hall dining room he is unexcelled, as he has a fine line of .liter dinner stories. t.l. i : CI I surer ' 22; Treasurer Men ' s V . ' 21, ' _ ' _ ' ; Gaveleer; Orchestra; Baseball ' 21. I UK S A X 1 F RAGE 1923 MARCEL ALBERT EUVRARD SI Summit Avenue North Adams, Mass. " Persistency shall always be foremost. " This big fellow from the Berkshires has shown his right to the name of Euvrard, by playing a fast game at guard, for two successive seasons of basket ball. He was one of the " regulars " that helped to bring recognition to men ' s athletics at Fitchburg Normal by aiding substantially in the defeat of B. C. We have seen very little of him in the evenings, but he can generally be found at either Miller Hall or the " Berkshire Club. " His school activities have been confined to his studies and athletics. Mis good-nature is evidenced by hearing him crack joke alter joke in the dining hall and lobby. Glee Club; Basket Ball " ' 21, ' 23. HENRY BERNARD FENTON 3 Congress Place Fitchburg, Mass. " For he is a jolly good fellow. " A better quotation could not be found to apply to this stu- dent. He has a well-developed sense of school spirit, and shows it by helping to furnish music at many of our school parties. The Normalites have not seen much of him outside of class hours, and it is the common opinion that he has interests in some other part of the city. If any P. A. student has a difficult drawing to make he should send for " Birdie " and Henry to assist him. They have been a wonderful combination to help along the accomplish- ment of drawing a unique and antique piece of furniture. Glee Club. EDWARD JOHN FITZGERALD 3 Walcott Street Worcester, Mass. " A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gets a fine polish. " Through many months of association under various circum- stances with " Eddie, " we have learned to measure him by the size of his heart. Therefore we have an exceedingly large opinion of his qualities. We sh all always remember him in the role of a polished English gentleman which he took in a certain project play last year, for he certainly missed his vocation. There have never been any dull moments in the class or shop when this fun-maker was present. The drafting and sheet-metal depart- ments have had " real life in school " injected into them through the thoughtfulness of this student for his fellow workers. " All work and no play makes T ' itzie ' a dull boy. " Vice-President Glee Club ' 23. 52 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 WILLIAM HENRY FR XK 84 Myrtle Street Orange, Mass. " He is slow and easy, but always eets there. " When Bill first entered our midst, he at once inspired us with confidence as we could easily see that he was the good friend he has since proved to be. He recently entered the matrimonial state and the P. A. Department and ( " lass of ' 23 wish him life ' s greatest rewards. Under his guidance we have spent many in- teresting hours in the teaching methods class. We have never failed to come to a satisfactory conclusion of some weighty teaching point by following the course suggested by " good policy. " Say, Bill, what do you think of figs? lie has nol been active in social affairs as his after-school hours have found a center of interest elsewhere. Nevertheless we always know to whom we should apply for help when in any difficulty. Glee Club; Armistice Day Program Committee. KENNETH PICKWICK GREGORY 94 Willow Street Leominster. Ma--. I ' In,- do all that may become a man, who dares do more i- " Birdie, " the pride of the " comb city, " occasionally gives us an insight into hi- after-school hour- by bringing himself and " )e ( ;- i else to a social evenl or basket hall game. We are always glad when he secures " reservations for two " on the " Frankfort and Liverpool " line, as he i- jollj and sociable. Ili- fellow sufferers in the drafting room were ofttimes made -lad or sad by his quainl remarks and helpful action-, lie distinguished himself as a strong man by moving half ol tl tir department al on, tune and without assistance. It i- a pleasure to work with him, for he i- always willing to do more tli. in hi- -hare. Die, lllb. ALLAN RICHARD IIKALI ' A 5 Hitchcock Road Worcester, Ma--. " His heart was in hi- work. " ••Snook- " ha- doubts aboul dedicating his life to the teaching profession, a- he expei ts to become general manager of the Wor cester Market at some future time. Allan ha- -pent few week m Fitchburg, during three year-, and we think that we know why, hut he refuses to verifj our suspicions, - ■ sign painter ami checkerboard maker he cannot he touched by mortal mail, Ibi- statement will he verified by M. Lynch. Say. " Snooks, " " Do you remember the gas chamber-, and that night that we wen ' " ii the South Side " " " lie ua- decorat 5eC I for meritorious service in the Battle of Healey- I, Treasurer Section LI ' . V: Gaveleer; Glee Club. T HE S A X I F RAGE 1923 Ji MIX FRED HEIKKILA 156 Mount Vernon Street Fitchburg, Mass. " A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. " We have failed to ever sec John withoul his smile. It makes no difference what the assigned task is, thai smile always is with the work is being done. When he look the role of the project, someone exclaimed, " Why, how natural him win bartender in lie looks! " We cannot account for litis, as he lias always been short, steady, and studious. He lias had a varied career in dra- matics and oral expression. His last successful appearance was in " Strongheart, " and as he opened the play, we had no doubt of its popularity. Glee Club ; Gaveleer. ALFRED PIERCE HOBBS 138 Pleasant Street Fitchburg, Mass " His modesty is a candle to his merit. " Alfred surprised his classmates and the entire populace of the city by " stepping out " quite frequently with one of the " fair He is a willing worker, and is well-liked by all who have come in contact with him, especially those who have worked on the same jobs in the various shops. We feel sure that anyone who is gifted with such a pleasing personality will make out well " in the field. " Alfred is also of an inventive mind, having put in a new invention in the gymnasium whereby it is possible to see through brick walls. Ask him about it. Glee Club JOSEPH RONALD HOLT 68 Charles Street Gardner, Mass. " A man of meditation. " " Ben " came to us somewhat late, but he became interested in " dark-room " experiments and forgot that he had signed up with the would-be teachers. As an amateur photographer we have no better, and he can generally be noted rushing around the cam.- pus with two or three cameras and several yards of film. He early demonstrated his voice by taking a leading part in the lunior Follies. Thanks to Ben ' s accommodating nature and abil- ity to play " jazz, " we have been able to enjoy many dances in the dormitories. He has had a Friday position in Boxboro, teaching Practical Arts. Glee Club; Gaveleer. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 JOSEPH EVERETT HOULE 18 Ludlow Street Worcester, Mass. " In the rifjht place is his heart. " " Joe " graduated from Worcester Trade and then decided to enter the fight in the cause of humanity, as a real honest-to-good- ness schoolmaster. Possessed of considerable natural ability, as his Senior project shows, his footsteps were turned toward Fitch- hurt; Normal and the Practical Arts Department. By his en- trance we gained a conscientious and hard-working student. He has taught Practical Arts ' in Fridays of the past year in the Auburn public schools. While " Joe " always appears to he very serious, he never fails in add his contribution of good-humor to any fun-producing scheme. He has a habit of returning to Fitch- burg at an early hour Sunday evenings, and as he never clues anything without " good reason, " we can easily conclude that — she sure is nice. ( ' Ace Club; Year Book Dance Committee. RICHARD LEO KENNEDY 124 Dorchester Street. orcester, Mass. Cap Kennedy, Rah! " Whenever a home basket ball contest was played, the specta- tors were sure of a series of thrills, as " Dick " generally needed an adding machine to tabulate his score Me has shown beyond doubt thai he is one of the best players of his class in the country. His superior knowledge of I enabled him to fie of valu- able assistance to the girls ' team. Through his efficient coaching, they learned many " tra.de secret-. " and we would tint be sur- prised iip hear at some future time of his signing up with the Celtics, lb p -in uncanny knowledge of the geography of Fitchburg, being able to locate with unerring judgment many secluded nooks and spots in (he vicinity of Rindge Road and I ' utnam ' s Pond. Good luc k, Dick, we know you an- all set, as i ill ha e the " old fight. " Club; Baskel Ball ' 22; Captain Baskel Ball ' 23. i! kl.KS JOSEPH KILPATRICK 14 Norwood Streel Fitchburg, Mass big in heart iturc. " " harlie " is a friend lii all. and a real fellow, lie i- n inr being the besl " fixer " in the school, havini I man) a grief who thought he was on a with I ' m these " fixing affairs " are always in a spirit Fun and help to make " ( harlie " a more -launch friend of all. lie has spenl several years in the military service, and -nil b real interest in any subject which pertain- to the defensi i. lee Club; Saxifrage Board; Ex-Si n ' s ' omi THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 ALTER EMIL 1.AND1N 18 Nutting Street Fitchburg, Mass. " Man is tlk ' nobler growth our realms supply. " " Walt " is " rather special " to look at and talk with as well. This information is taken from the statements of his numerous lady friends in Fitchburg and from a few in other places. In " Strongheart " he took the part of coach in a creditable manner, remarking that he wished for only one more thing to make it complete and more interesting. He has a pleasant disposition, is easy to get acquainted with, and therefore has the entire stu- dent body on his list of friends. He was once a famous bicycle rider and won man} ' medals, but he has not performed for some time, due to a bad accident which he sustained. Glee Club ; Dramatics ; Gaveleer. ALFRED THEODORE LINDBERG 8 Blais Court Fitchburg, Mass. " The better known, the greater is his worth appreciated. " " Doc, " the " Mystery Man, " comes from the fair city of Fitchburg and he certainly is a credit to any school with his ready smile and his keen sense of humor. He is called the " Mys- tery Man " because we never know what he is going to say next. " Doc " is a great exponent of Einstein ' s Theory of Relativity, which he expounded quite freely to his classmates one day, in a most " altruistic " manner. Last, but not least, we want to give " Doc " the credit due him for his ability as a checker player. He is considered the school champion. Your move next, " Doc, " and may it be for success. Glee Club. Adams, Mass. JOHN FRANCIS LOFTUS 88 Columbia Street " Born for success. " " Jack " is a born leader, and the class of ' 23 should hear startling reports of his future success and achievements in the field of education. If desirous of obtaining some privilege for his classmates, mere obstacles do not stop him in going after them. Therefore, he has held many school and class offices. He has a personality which easily makes friends, and retains them by willing deeds and helpful words. The 1923 Saxifrage is a product of his ability as Business Manager. As an interesting companion to talk with, walk with, or work with, he cannot be surpassed. Glee Club ; Saxifrage Board; Vice-President Class of ' 22; Treasurer of Men ' s A. A. ' 22, ' 23; Manager Basket Ball ' 22. 56 T HE S A X I F R A G E 1 9 2 3 MELVIN ANDREW LYNCH Concord, Mass. ' ' Care causes one to become aged. ' " Mel " has shattered the old saying, " Never do today what yon can put off until tomorrow. " If given a difficult (ask to per- form in some phase of shop work or on some committee of a so- cial affair, he has done his duty with expedition and efficiency. I lis success is assured, as he is the type of " hustler " that the world needs, lie taught P. A. in the Groton public schools and night school in Fitchburg for two years. Section I, P, A., will always remember the lesson on interesl thai " Mel " taught for our observation. It was rightly named " interest. " His hobby ( ?) is sheet-metal work, with a dash of " rose pink " thrown in to liven up the subject. Say, " Mel, " " When do we graduate? " Glee Club; Orchestra; Dance Committee. WILLI . l I IH At VS MORAN 117 Vernon Street Worcester. Mass. " God bless the man who first invented sleep. " If a stranger were to stand in Normal llall aboul Hi a. m. - dark, handsome young man saunter nonchalantly in, he lid find upon inquiry that it was no other than " Tramp " just getting in to class. He has been a great asset to our social life, never missing a dance or party and always doing his share to make things interesting and run smoothly. The community which is fortunate enough to have " Tramp " in it- midst as a teacher will need to keep wide-awake, a- he demand- pleiiH of social life outside of school hours. IK- will undoubtedly become leader of the choice 400 in the community where he teaches. Glee Club. 126 FR . IS Cochran Sl ARLES ) ' i « INNELL Chicopec Falls, Mass ' Now you see him, now you don ' t, lie is here, there, ami everywhere. " Thi- spry " hit ■ ' humanity " is always hard to find, even though he i- in our vcrj midst. It is equally difficult t " locate him in hi- home town, as he allow-, no grass t " grow under hi- when in the pursuit of work or plea-tire. lie ha- been a i- he i- useful, a- well a- an sion. Hi- fellow -indent- were : learn • ! In- ippointmenl to the Practical Arts faculty. Virtue -no I- has its reward, and his past classmates and students wish him the best of luck. dei- Club; Gaveleer; Presidenl of Summer Sch Association; " Committee of 13. " THE S A X I F R A G E 192 3 . K( ) I [ENRY OTT( S ). Fisher Road Fitchburg, Mass. to somebody staunch and true. " ndian, Hail to Chief Black Eagle! " Aaro ike a professional. ' Her the pari i nere g performed his pari in " Strongheart " like a professional. He is always ready to support all school activities and as a " maker " and " server " of punch at several school parties, he could not be equalled. He has a love for the outdoors and so has been Mr. Randall ' s right-hand man. He expresses his delight in nature by- going on unobserved walks with — — ! and by hunting and camping trips. 1 f originality makes school-teachers, lie wins, as the Gaveleers will long remember his attempt to tell the best original story. Glee Club ; Gaveleer. CHARLES JOSEPH QUINLAN, JR. 17 Union Street Fitchburg, Mass. " I ' ll not confer with sorrow Till tomorrow, But joy shall have her way This very day. " " Charlie " finished his course in record time, which attests to his ability and cleverness along certain lines. He possesses a wicked command of the Mother Tongue and many a doubt has been created in a settled mind, after the passing of one of his stirring and brilliant speeches. Nevertheless, he has a coolness of judgment which has been of benefit to all when some weighty question has arisen. If one should happen to pass through the subway when assembly is about half over, and hear strains of joyful music issuing from the locker room in a falsetto voice., it might he concluded that " Charlie " had arrived. He would be a little late, but happy as ever. Glee Club ; Secretary Men s A. A. ' 22, ' 23 ; Manager Baseball ' 23: Basket Ball Squad ' 22, ' 23. ROBERT FRANCIS RILEY 35 Park Terrace Road Worcester, Mass. " Sigh no more, my ladies, no more sighing do, For he is just as nice to all the girls, as he is nice to you. " There are certain distinguishing features by which all class- mates can be remembered. It will always be easy to picture " Bob " as the smooth-looking gentleman that quite often came sauntering in at 10 o ' clock or perhaps later. He early became a member of the R. S. D. Club and was one of its most prominent members. He is second only to " Phil " in the art of impersona- tion. When they get together there is sure to be plenty of ex- citement. He has taken a leading part in the musical life of the school. Secretary of Glee Club ' 23; Double Quartet; Dramatics; Saxifrage Board; Baseball Squad ' 21. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 CLARENCE HARVEY STAFFORD 70 Pierce Street Greenfield, M " God loves a cheerful giver. " This popular student was nicknamed the " Duke " soon after leaving his eminent domain of " fair Greenfield. " I ; r various reasons he soon after acquired the title of " The Lone Star Ranger. " However, during his second year of study, he re- linquished the " silver spurs " and rode the ranges no more. He has had a hand in nearly all forms of student activity and has always given his time and effort, willingly and cheerfully. He will be remembered as making several appearances on the as- sembly platform on behalf of scl 1 spirit and athletics. On each Friday of the past year he has taught Practical rts in the Auburn public schools. If his scholastic record points t " his fu- ture, il surely spells " Success. " Editor-in-Chief of 1923 Saxifrage: President of Men ' s Ath- letii Association 1922, 1923; Glee Club; Gaveleer; Dramatics; Double Quartet; Basket Kail Squad ' 2(1, ' 21. CLAYT( ' ALFRED STAFFORD ;o Pierce Street Greenfield, Mass. " The social, friendly, honest man, What e ' er " lis he fulfils Kreat nature ' s plan. And mine hill hi " ( layt, " the junior member of Stafford Stafford, came to Normal sometime after the enrolment of the cither member, but be s i made up for l " s| time along various burs. lie has a personality thai quickly made friends, and he sunn became one of the most popular members of the class, lie has been an ardent supporter of school athletics, especially basket ball. t present he is working on a comedy entitled " Which is Who? " lie expi tn play ' ine nf the leading rules in this sketch ami s,, continue to bi ise " i mistaken identity tn many Normalites. Glee Club; Dramatics; Secretar) of Gaveleers; Basket Ball Squad ' 2.5; Ex-Service Men ' s • ommit ! ' l I. FR ' ( IS SULLI W 42 Parker Street ( linton, Ma - " Meet mc by I Rindgc Road. " In till sincerity, " Ski " informs his many friends ihat his Fitcl Normal was the happiest. He gives no ms i " be one of the many mysteries connected with him, He is a firm believer in Home Rule and bate ni decreed that he should answer the call " f a breaking heart in the summer of 1922. th, young man. lie has been a in behalf nf the Men ' s (dee lub and has si himself worthy of the trust that was placed in him. It would be difficult tn obtain his equal as a public speaker among the . bis pet ii ng " Animals. " !3; Junior Senior I lebatcs ' 22 THE SAXIFRAGE 192 3 1 Prospect Street PHILIP ROY SULLIVAN Fitchburg, Mass. " Youth must have its Ainu. " On first meeting " Phil " one feels and knows that here is a fellow who can talk seriously on any subject and yet is always ready to amuse the crowd with some form of entertainment when the occasion demands. I lis ability to impersonate all types of characters is a source of pleasure to onlookers. On many eve- nings when the far-famed Section I were out for exercise in the form of a hike, he has proven to he the chief entertainer. When pathways of the classmates of Section I stray far apart, " Phil " will always he remembered as a " star performer " and above all, " just one good fellow. " (dee Club; Vice-President Men ' s A. A. ' 22, ' 23; Basket Ball Squad ' 20, ' 21. ANDREW BRENENSTUHL WALKER 84 High Street Fitchburg, Mass. " The light of virtue is worth possessing. " If a young man from the P. A. Department is seen dashing- through the buildings with several armfuls of tools, it may be concluded that there is trouble with some electrical, steam, or water appliance. This repairman is ofttimes no other than An- drew, and he is spoken of as the best man in the department. Whenever the linotype refused to run he was always on deck and quick to administer the proper incentive. His nights are spent in digesting the knowledge which he has eaten during class hours, and therefore we have seen very little of him outside of school hours. Glee Club. JOHN JOSEPH WALSH 37 Middle Street Fitchburg, Mass. " I will have my way, for I am a man of great accomplishments. " We are unable to account for the origin of many of the nicknames which this classmate has been favored with. When John playfully locked " Phil, " our noted impersonator, in an . ante-room in the greenhouse during gardening class, he retaliated bv calling him " Mucko. " But we feel sure that no offense was meant and certainly none was taken. John is always ready and willing to cooperate in any activities at school, whether they be of a scholastic nature or otherwise. He is a large man with a large heart, and if success is measured by size, we feel sure that fohn has a great future ahead of him. Glee Club; P.asket Ball ' 22, ' 23; Baseball ' 22, ' 23. THE S A X IFRAGE 1923 6 Dean Street RALPH IK ' XK WESTON " The Berkshin I Adams, M To Wes we give the credit of having helped materially in the defeat of many of our basket ball opponents of the pas! season. He represented the Yellow and White on the quintet which defeated Boston College and has shown himself to be a fast and clever player and. above all, a good sport. He -pent some months at Brown University and we were glad lo wel- come a good comrade to our ranks when he decided to enlisl in the can-. ,i the younger generation. On many occasions he has furnished amusement for the frequenters of the Normal lobby by staging a real " hones to t Iness " battle with " Hunk. " fn pril he accepted a teachin position for the remainder of the school year. We are sure that the students under his guidance have profited as we have by mutt iation. Glee Club; Basket Ball ' 22, ' 23. i LIFFORD HERBERT WHEELER 143 Cheney Street Orange, Mass. u-| nearer to a noble This second member of the " hallroom boys " comes from the tapioca town. " .and although it is a small place, he i- gifted with .in exceedingly large heart. " Cliff " always has a kind word for one and is known to all students a- scout. " Each Fridaj of the past year he ha- taught mechanical drawing and lodworking in the West Boylston public schools. - president of the Gaveleers he has done much to I st that organization and it will he difficult to till his place next year. A- a baseball player he showed up well and ha- represented tin- Yellow and White at third base for two SUCC( sons. ' dee Club; President of Gaveleers ' 23: Bascbal W li.l.l .M SIDNEY WOt ' I) 51 High Street Leominst • His ways an- n I intl all hi. paths Bill her of our popular commuters who brave the the I . i I., dailj to reach the school on the lull to hi- res in-- he ha- never been prominent in class activities, hut nevertheless he ha- always been a loyal -up 1 - I I function-, line ha- merel) to a-k for his 1 t is always immediate!) ami willingly given, lie i- a graduate of the Worcester Trade School and says, Victrola -hall always stand as a monument to my ability. " He I for meritorious service in the Battle of lle.de VY ' ood. Hue of the many mysteries connected with him is hi- habit of gazin intly at a certain page of A -mall black I k which he carne-. We are not certain, hut v. e imagine that dition of the weaker sex. i Bill? (dee Glib. T H E S A X I F R A G E 19 2 3 II Koi.D U 1 1 )| . YOUNG _ ' 1 S Chestnul Street I profess not to know how women ' s hearts are won, I ' o me tluy have always been matters of riddle and Mass. .dmiration. " Pep " says that Holyoke is a great banking town, on account of its " preferred stuck. " lie showed dramatic ability in " Strong- heart, " taking the part of the villain, true to life. Me also was a huge success as the principal actor in the one-man comedy en r titled, " The Porch Climber. " He came prominently before the students during the Senior debates of 1°22. Early in the season the " ballroom boys " established the " late to breakfast record. " Wherever be goes we predict a bright future, as he has a ready wii and a keen sense of humor. Whether the project be large or small, Harold is always ready to lend a helping ' hand to his many friends. On Fridays of the past year he has taught P. A. in Ayer and night school in Shirley. Glee Club; Vice-President Gaveleers; Senior Debates; Saxi- frage Board. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 CLASS HISTORY Oh ! classes may come and classes may go From our school of high degree, But there ' s never a class that can compare ith the Class of ' 23. An expectant silence pervades the entire hall as the curtain rises slowly, impres- sively. What great event is to be presented to the assembled throng? Classmates of ' 23 know. It is a drama which will live in our memories forever. Let us review it. then, the last time we shall do so to- gether. The first scene reveals to us the familiar campus grounds and buildings where eager, laughing groups of youthful students are collected. The day is a mild one in Sep- tember, 1921. A close observer can easily distinguish the newcomers from the lofty Seniors with their air of superior intelli- gence and noisy greetings for each other. 1 1 is tin- Juniors, however, that are more interesting to us, for there we are, with courage undaunted by such obstacles as are put in our way. One of the obstacles is verj soon made known to us at an in- formal gathering in our honor. We are commanded by thai superior class to ar- range our curly locks so that they do not come in contact with our ear-, to forego the use of curlers, face-powder, etc., and to don high collar- a- befits our profession. We are instructed to give the Seniors righl of way whenever encountered, but from all this we emerge with no injury other than to our pride. Quite different i.- our next scene, tin Junior Reception. There, all is in our honor for we are being formally welcomed into the institution of which we have chosen to be ome a part. Dressed in white we ir i ' Hied through the receiving line and pre sented t the " High Court. " Much is mr foi our amusemenl and at last we have the feeling that we are pai I of the a hool. Next we see the ' . ' .hole . lass assembled together tor the firsl time, in eleel offii 1 1 We show our excellent judgment in our choice of class officers, especially i choos ing that leader who h.i- since proven more than worthy of our trust. Suddenly there come- before our eyes the vision of a dark, winding subway filled with terrifying figures who are flourishing de- structive weapons. It is the Hallowe ' en Party, of course. We see the gymnasium decorated with cornstalks, apple-, and strings of doughnuts. Certain members of our noble clas- distinguish themselves by demonstrating their ability to eat great quantities of dry crackers bit Men relaj races. I In events of the winter season crowd fast upon us. There are innumerable bas ket ball games, and then that Christmas Party. We see again the I lid English ban- quet and hear those songs and can Is. Mi ' Lord and Lady, appropriately garbed, walk proudly to their places, followed by at- tendants. Then an evening of fun and frolic follows for which much credit must be given to the Jester, who ha- mercy on none Now comes that scene of which we will ever be proud, the Junior Valentine Party. n excited throng fills the assemblj hall waiting for that thrilling moment when our colors will be displayed. The Junior Follies make a lasting impression on the audiei I hi ie an- eight snappj numbers, during which we make use of the opportunit; display our talent.-. Then excitement ■ to the highest pitch. The Seniors think thej know our colors. Wain the curtain rises. I he entire . a-l i- mi the Stage now. singing tin- class song. Then at a signal, brightly colored streamers of orange and wen- displayed. Surprise and delight manifested in the audience bj .i mighty Shout and clapping of hand-. S ion, -ome of our classmates an ' plu ked from our midst. They will tome back to us, however, for thej have onl) gone in ing training. M though thej are the iir-t Junior- in do tlii-. i • to saj thej make a ureal -in i ess " i it 1 bus our |u nior } ear soon ilv.r.:- In a i lo-e and we prepare to become dignified Seniors. i )ur last -i ene reveals an endless lin white i lad girls and blue i lad men -up THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 porting blue and black wands under which the Seniors arc sedately passing. We are losing many good friends with that Senior class and shall miss them. So now we start, with eager heart On our busy Senior year. The first scene is much the same as the one which took place nearly a year ago, ex- cept that now we are advanced in rank. Feeling our importance, we modestly recog- nize our duty and guide erring Junior steps in the direction of the assembly hall, the library, and various classrooms. We are starting out with the high ideal of making this year the best possible. Everyone seems to be fond of outdoor sports. We note that tennis and walking are especially popular. We take great satisfaction in viewing that which comes next. We see strange faces in place of our Juniors. Bobbed hair is worn straight. Xo hair nets or curly hair is visible except that which is curled by Na- ture. These people seem to be performing rather queer antics. They always stand aside to let the Seniors pass, whether it be on the Campus walks or dormitory stair- ways. That which takes the eye most of all is the little bow of green ribbon visible on each one. Then comes the Junior Re- ception, during which we do our best to amuse the Juniors and help them get over their lonesomeness. The busy year has started. Senior proj- ects are now ? in order. We see our class- mates rushing around searching for talent, getting costumes together, and frenziedly directing rehearsals at which no one knows his part, and each has a different suggestion as to how it should be done. Then we see our various organizations started again with capable officers. Much interest is manifested in the Athletic As- sociation, especially in hiking. Many aspirants for the " F " go on hikes every day to make that two hundred miles. The Glee Club, too, comes in for its share of interest. The social schedule is well ar- ranged and starts off with a dance given by the Men ' s Athletic Association. The scene changes rapidly to the next event, the Hallowe ' en Party, at which the ghosts and witches are more terrible than ever, and the games more amusing. Then comes Armis- tice Day with its appropriate celebration in assembly and dance in the evening. We are glad to see many of our boys in uni- form. What is this next affair we see before us? The library can be hardly recognized in its splendor of crepe paper decorations. There are several natural-looking clowns. Colonial ladies, Indians, Gypsies, also people of Spanish, Egyptian, Chinese, Italian, and Turkish nationality. It is the Thanks- giving Party, enjoyed by all. Then there is the radio concert and dance given by the Gaveleers, and finally the Christmas Party much the same as last year, after which we all go out caroling as was done in the days of old. We come back from the Christmas holi- days feeling fine and ready for work, of which we find plenty. Our year-book edi- tors are chosen and are using their talents to best advantage. The setting for the next scene is the Palmer Hall dining room. The occasion seems to be a very festive one, for the tables are in long rows, decorated with Southern smilax, yellow and white flowers, and candles, carrying out the idea of the Saxifrage, our school seal. All is set for the banquet which marks the beginning of Stu- dent Government in our school for the dormitory students. It is to our class that the honor goes, the Class of ' 23, which with the splendid help of our Dean of Women has established it. After the speech-making and toasts we adjourn to the library, where the Junior Dramatic Club entertains with a dance. Next we find that the basket baH season is in full swing. Of all the games of the season the most exciting is the game with Boston College, which our team wins after a hard-fought battle. Much credit must be given to the girls ' team, too. Surely no one will forget that Plymouth game at which our team played so well. So our last year, crowded with events, moves quickly toward its close. Days fly past, days which we will never entirely for- get. There is the Junior Valentine Party, a scene of much excitement, at which the 64 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 Juniors display their colors. What struggles there are beforehand for days between the two classes! The Seniors cap the climax on the day of the party by their wit and initiative. At any rate, it is a fine party and we enjoy it. Then there is the St. Patrick ' s Day dance given by the Practical Arts Department. The men put a great deal of time and effort into this dance and make it one of the best of the year. We must not neglect that far-famed pro- duction of " Strongheart, " given by the Gaveleers. It surpasses all of our expecta- tions and makes us proud of our talented classmates. Time is rapidly fleeting on to the Prom and graduation, but in the meantime two events take place that are worthy of our attention. First— we see the library crowded, not only with students, but with nearly every member of the faculty. It is the All-School Party, given April 13, and the most enjoyable event seems to be the stunt put on by the faculty. We are enabled to see ourselves as others see us, and are amused. Next comes the Student Government i ir- cus, and as the first event of its kind it is considered a great success. Never before have such strange animals darkened the doors of our dormitories and caused such merriment at the originality of their per- formances. Now we see that something new is in the air. ll of the honorable Seniors wear mysterious looks and make all sorts of won- cli rful plan- fur the I ' rom much to the envy dI ' the listening Juniors. The curtain rises on a scene of unsurpassed gayety. An on- looker mighl ruli hi- eyes in astonishment; thinking that he had been suddenly trans I mi ted to a beautiful Japanese garden. Shaded purple wistaria and orange chrys- anthemums prevail as decorations, with the use of hemlock on a gray background to complete the color scheme. Japanese lan- terns of all descriptions lend atmosphere to the scene. Everything seems to be a won- derful tribute to the classmates of ' 23. We are served by ushers dressed in orange and gray in true Japanese fashion. There i- everything to make the I ' rom an event which we will never wish to forget. Spring is now well upon us. Our activi- ties are in full swing for the annual field day at Whalom I ' ark. There i- a great deal of enthusiasm over the bowling matches, relay, crew, and canoe rai Once again, the Seniors add laurels to their long list of triumphs, by their good -bow- ing at this affair. ( " lass day comes and with it we realize that • ' Time part- all good friend.-. " I In exercises are impressive, the Seniors plaj ing a prominent part in their orange and gra) costumes. A feeling of sadness come- over us as the curtain rises for tin lasl scene " i our Normal School career. We need not re view that Graduation Day. Our diplomas in our hands, we an- gathered together for the last time a- classmates. Our thoughts, brighl with hope- and ambition- lor to morrow, are shadowed by the man) fare .i lis to In- -aid todaj I !••■. much we owe lo that school and those friend- who have helped us to find ourselves, awakening us to whal we can do. I he -i ene is over, the- curtain i.- falling, but there i- this one thought in every mind. ■■ " I ' o live in the hearts Of those we leave behind, i- to live forever. " Our hearts. • i i r hopes are all with thee, | Mir dearest friends of Twenty-Thn 65 T HE SAX] F R A G E 1 9 2 3 EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THE TWENTY-FIFTH J. H. S. CLASS DURING THEIR FOURTH YEAR SEPTEMBER YVe hike up the hill again for our last year of honest labor at Fitchburg Nor- mal . Many vacant seats in assembly. A few rules are read — some are serious. Mr. Harrington hands us a " few " utensils. Welcome— long looked-for and much needed day of rest. The late arrivals from Clinton, Wor- cester, Springfield, and the " far West " have arrived. Right month — wrong day. Trie Juniors get smaller every year. Assembly today. Mr. Parkinson ad- dresses us on conduct, effort, and a few more of the " necessary evils " con- nected with life at F. N. S. Everybody busy — professional attitude in prominence everywhere. Big rush in the library. All the indus- trious students are in line, waiting for a chance to refer to the most widely used education al periodical — " Life. " 23. W T hy does Saturday come so often? 25. Blue Monday! F. B. still has his va- cation grin. Studying doesn ' t seem to bother him yet. Junior class elections soon. How are you betting? Rahl Rah! Lina Grammont. Co- partners in crime: John Fitzpatrick, Ruth Fiske, and Gustaf Larson. 13. 14 IS L6 IS 19 20 21 22 27 29. OCTOBER 2 . A pleasant sensation to have reached October safely. 4. We start our plans for Hallowe ' en — we want to make it the best ever. 5 . Several Seniors performed the daring feat of speaking at morning assembly. Oh! What an accomplishment in the eyes of the Juniors. 8. Monday always like " the morning after the night before. " I wonder why? 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 16. 17. 19. 20. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Elections for the G. A. A. are held. Sybell Lawrence unanimously elected Secretary. Oood luck, " Syb. " G. F. and M. O ' H. search in vain for talent for two very dramatic " pieces of art. " D. R. — on account of lack of time, we presume — neglects to comb her hair. Hence the effect is that of a " bob. " Miss Barr sends out an appeal for songsters for the Glee Club. J. H. S. IV sport their class colors on Friday, purple and white. Some harm will surely befall our colors before the year is out. Saturday — all day today. An important discovery is made: Namely, that of a very talented actor, claiming Clinton as his residence. Tryouts for our Hallowe ' en plays held. O. N. and E. F. consent to act the parts of a play entitled, " A pair of Lunatics " — don ' t judge the play by its title, however. Rehearsals are under way for our sec- ond play — " The Train to Mauro. " A. C— D. B. and A. O ' T. (aforemen- tioned discovery) honor us by their participation in it. The first rehearsal of the Girls ' Glee Club is held. (They say time brings many changes. Let us hope so.) A little feud is started among mem- bers of our class. Did- you ever see men who didn ' t rebel when a little " hard work " was handed to them? Quite a few have colds in their heads. Queer that colds always take the lines of least resistance. Something is sure to happen before long. No rest for the weary. Just as was predicted. Our plans for the Hallowe ' en par ty are given an " eleventh hour " inspection by the so- cial committee. (Nuff ced! ) Hallowe ' en party held. It will go down in history as one of the best parties ever held at F. N. S. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 30. 31 The teachers seem to compliment the J. H. S. IV quite a lot. Is it habit? Junior Dramatic Club is organized. Something new all the time with those Juniors. NOVEMBER 1 . Miss Barr gives us a new song. Fa, la, la. 2 . Same old story. Nothing new or ex- citing. 3 . A little discussion of the Volstead Act was held in Mr. Harrington ' s class (supplemented by a very appropriate piece of poetry furnished by M. O ' H.). It furnished a great deal of enjoyment to members of the class fortunate enough to pass judgment on it. 7. G. F. and D. R. express their personal views on Miss Lawler ' s text book. " Education Through Play. " They were rather frank, as it were. 8. We start to patch a picture together on Miss Lamprey ' s board. Watch it grow. 9. Do you know the latest translation of " un petit etre? " Ask S. L. or M. O ' H. and learn something entirely new. 10. Once more we see ' our boy- " in uni- form. They entertain us in the after- noon with exercises and in the evening with a dance. 13. S. L., 0. I ' ., M. O ' H. and I). R. do a little solo work in the " gym. " (by force — not choice). 14. The " recording angel " is oul in the teaching world for the week. That ex plains the sudden flight of time. 20. M. O ' H. is given a " welcome home. " 21 . All J. H. S. IV (in advance as usual) make Xew Year resolutions in regard to studying. 22. We have a surprise party in Miss Law- ler ' s class in the form of a little test. Kach and every one enjoyed them- selves. 23. The eighth is added to the " world ' s wonders. " Mr. Harrington gives I. II. S. [V no advance assignment. 2-1. More history for future generations to learn, a ninth wonder is added. Miss William- eives no lesson. 29. 30. 11 12 15. 18. 20. 12 . This is the first Monday that we really enjoy, because it heads a week which brings a long-sought-for vacation. Masquerade Party. " You ' d never know us when we are all dolled up. " Thanksgiving recess starts. DECEMBER We start saving our pennie- for Christ- mas. We ' ll need them. We hear rumors in the air of report cards. We have an excellent program at as- sembly, considering the fact that, as the chairman announced, mi account of illness and various reasons these speakers had volunteered to speak in place of those originally scheduled A rising vote of thanks to the genius who invented Saturday holidays. Ml up! We have come to the conclusion that I. S. must have been bom on Labor Day, for every day seems to be a strenuous one for him. Heard several Juniors trying to answer the question When due- F. B. study? S. L. ha established a system of deal ing with her numerous activities that would shame a public accountant. t the end .if the year jusl ask her Imu much she has spent on carfare- since September, the name of every bunk she ha- read, and the number of let- ters she has senl to Amherst The " training days " for some are over. This same experience taught us the jo) - of being a a bolar oni e mure. Mark ' the Herald Ingels are going to sing all week. The nr l " Review of Review- comes out. " What d ' you get " Christmas exercises at Assembly. I [ope Santa will be good to all of us. JANUARY I iappj i ••. ' . Year to all! I hey also add " Let ' s trj to make 1923 the best year of all. (It ' s all the same to iu If I had anything to do with the making of the calendar I ' d have vaca in. n i ome oftener and last longer. 67 1 1 1 E S A X I V R A G E 1 ° 2 5. Mr. Smith surrounded by us unfortu- nates of a lr scientific temperament, propounds (accents on the " pound " ) 29. the theories of I key Newton merely a casual acquaintance to most of |. H. S. IV. 31. o. We get several little lectures on gum- chewing and the degradation of the school. 9. Our favorite pastime for Geography is Astronomical Research. I guess that it 1 • was while doping out how a ship cross- ing the ISOth Meridian loses 24 hours 2. that the artist must have composed " Turn Back the Universe and Give Me 5 . Yesterday. " 10. The Girls ' Glee Club is certainly musical — but don ' t hold that against them — because they modestly assume 6. their place with the lover of music only. 11. Sad will be the fall of many profes- sional dancers when D. R. gives the 8. public her interpretation of the jazz. 1 2 . Came one day within being Friday, the thirteenth. It couldn ' t have been any worse, though. 9. 15 . G. F. is surely a Gibraltar (not a stone face) but a fortress unsurmountable. Today when the rest of us were won- dering " Who ' s next? " on a tough 10. Monday morning History lesson, we breathed a sigh of relief when " Miss F. " was called. The recitation was 12. made as only she could make it. 16. A very " select party " from F. N. S. enjoy a sleighride to Xaukeag Inn. 17. There ' s always a calm after a storm. 14. Today there was some " storm " after last night ' s calm. 19. Mr. Parkinson gives us a little talk on 15. healthful living; but, we ' d rather have sleighrides just the same. 16. 22. We have a very interesting address on China by Dr. Hsieh. We don ' t quite agree on teaching for nothing, though. 25. I. S. gives a brilliant recitation on the 19. importance of social activities at sum- mer schools. He knows. 26. D. R. confuses her musical terms with medical ones. She referred us all to 20. our " chronic chords. " Miss Barr came 68 to our rescue and we sought " tonic chord " instead. We wonder if the Monday morning tardy list corresponds to the Sunday afternoon calling list. M. O ' H. does solo work in all classes; five-sixths of the class being absent. FEBRUARY 2-l- ' 23. We ' re progressing in time if in nothing else. B. P. S. project presented. Much credit clue to all. Did you ever see I. S. pirouetting on Put ' s Pond? He would convince a universal skeptic that he was " reared " on skates. Cold day. We all ought to indulge in the weed that made Sir Walter Raleigh famous and perhaps we wouldn ' t mind the cold. We get some " high financing " pointers on running a dance from J. J. E., Jr. one for the management and two for myself. We omitted Mr. Harrington ' s class to- day, accidentally — but yet on purpose. There ' s always a first time and we all agree that it ' s our last. The Juniors present their Valentine Party. They also present J. H. S. I class colors. I ' ll bet Mr. Harrington ' s ears ache to- day. He got six verbal apologies, " I ' ll never do it again, " etc. We only have a few months more anyway. The postoffice was flooded with Y T al- entines for " our teachers. " (Them days is gone forever.) Attendance perfect in J. H. S. IV. First time this year. We heard today from good authority that a certain Senior has enough girls on his engagement list to produce " Oh, Lady, Lady, " or the " Follies. " F. B. ' s genius extends now to Terpsi- chorean art. He gave us " The Breath of Spring " with a hot-house plant — just as clever, as graceful. The Juniors sport their colors, Red and White. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 21. Whenever Miss Williams, in poetry class, read abstractly of the ideal man, we merely gazed at I. S. and saw him in the concrete. But alas. — today we thus turned to behold him, and lo! — he was a simple apprehension fast asleep. 22. We appreciate Washington today. somehow, more than on the other 364 days. 23. Last day of school for a week. " Ain ' t it a grand and glorious feeling? " MARCH 5. We return after a week ' s furlough. 6. S. L. re-acts " The Hat ' ' for us. Thank you. 9. My mythology is rather incomplete but I feel sure that if there is a " God of Eats " that E. F. is daily burning incense before his altar. " What y ' a got to eat " - ' ' ' is his salutation. 12. We all accomplished the unparalleled feat of getting up three month- ' mat ter for science in three hours, viz.: 10.30—1.30; papers due at 9.30 a. m. 13. Another unlucky day for most of us. 15. Second term of the year ends also a few careers. 17. The wearin ' of the green. Even F. B. wears a green tie. 19. We begin the last lap for our diplomas I [ere ' s hoping we all make it 20. " Didn ' t it rain? " Ask G. I- ' ., she knows. 22. Can you imagine anything mori closelj resembling the impossible than to see M. oil. worrj ing? 23. It ' s a case of sink or swim in the sub- way these days. 26. We heard today that F. B. does par adi resl five out of seven nights a week in a cei tain parlor in Vshburnham. hal . Fred? 27. S. P. men given the honor of join- ing our so( iolog) class 1 hej enter- tain us ( in even sense of the word I with a debate. We were all astounded when B. M. aros and for five minutes swayed us with his rhetorical efforts. It ' s i g I thing he i i I asked to repeat it for our applet iation or he would be forced to answer " Alas! I cannot: it was extemporaneous. " 30. Good Friday, better than most Fri- days anyway. M ' kll. 2 . Winter has returned again. 3. Have you seen I. S. since Easter? Proper! From his shce strings to the curve of his hat. 5. They should have a rest room for young men here and nol necessitate their paying 17 cents to Shea ' s Thea ter for a place i rest. 6. Witnessed one of the best productions ever put on at F. X. S.; " Strongheart. " Congratulations to the cast and to their director. Miss Williams. 9. There ' s nothing like saying what you think. i- there. S. L.? wh n asl ed by Miss Lawler the name of a set of ex ercises she answered, " Abominable. " We all agree. 10. The Juniors aren ' t the onlj ones who get 5tag -mil k. n angora al shy and jump- down from the and i nine- up to D. R. for i onsolat 11. I . S. and M. ' I ' l i. work on roots at the greenhouse. They discover a bed of fresh, crisp lettuce, and work on that too, practically demolishing it. 12. The Saxifrage Hoard submits to a pi ture. What a distinguished looking crowd ' - ' 13 . Thirteenth and I rida) , too hii ulty entertain us with a sketch giving us a view of ourselves as the) see us. Wish we could portray the facultj as i see them 16. Miss Barr persuades us to use pipes I. S. informs her that some of us already did. It was no sei n t t " Miss I . IIT. 1 7 . We plan a fa ultj tea I hi " last impressions are best. " s " here es. 1 8 . Patriot- I a program given I new- issued So si hool pril 1 " . 20. Same as all I rida) s; nexl day t urda . 69 THE SAXIFRAGE 19? 24. Wo give the faculty an afternoon tea. Yes, thank you, they enjoyed them- selves. 29. 25. 1- . B. looks as though he had been 31. burning the midnight oil. You shouldn ' t study so much, F. 26. Everybody seems to have the spring fever. 4 , 27. Cessation of hostilities for a week. 5, MAY 8 " 7 . We return for the last time. No hard 1 1 . feelings. 9. No one 100 per cent efficient until Fri- 12. day night. 10. Everybody busy trying to make the 15. 1923 Prom the best ever. 11 . The Senior Promenade. Will you ever 16. forget it? No ! ! 17. 14. All Seniors are about 3,000 light years 18. from anything pertaining to study af- ter that memorable week-end. 19. 18. Favorite pastime these nice days seems to be shooting — since you might mis- judge, the weapons are cameras. 22. Spring housecleaning is in evidence everywhere. It ' s a little late but " bet- ter late than never. " We have Memorial Day exercises. Good-by, May of 1923. You are his- tory now, never to be forgotten. JUNE We are on the last lap of our drudgery. Nice days for swimming. Tis June the month of roses! Every- one is displaying them. Tests of all kinds! Isn ' t it peculiar how generous some teachers are? No more school. No more books (you know the rest). We are nearing our long-looked-for- ward-to goal. Class Day exercises. Sing out. Miss Doland addresses us. Senior Class Play, " The Man From Home. " Graduation exercises. The sheepskins are awarded. With them under our arms we march grandly into the world, always to point with pride to the class of 1923. 70 u n ' o R s ►J u o z w X H THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY President — Lina L. Grammont Vice-President — John L. Fitzpatrick Secretary — Ruth E. Fiske Treasurer — Gustaf A. Larson The Class of 1924, one hundred and forty prospective teachers, entered the Fitchburg Normal School, September 13, 1922. Our number was supplemented by about thirty three-year Practical Arts students, thereby making our total enrolment close to one hundred and seventy. Were we a little " afraid " of our new environment? Well, perhaps we were, but nary a bit of it did we reveal to Seniors, who were prowling about for just such information. It was not long before we as a class had settled down to our new duties and pleas- ures with a determination to win success in- dividually and collectively. In October we made our first appearance as a group, when we were delightfully en- tertained by the Seniors and faculty ai the annual Junior Reception. At this time we were officially welcomed, beat faster as we realized we would henceforth be sume. In November we proved ourselves sen- sible and fortunate by electing class officers who have been capable and efficient. . Ii-s Helen O ' Xeil, President of the Class of 1923, presided at the election and assisted bj explaining the respective duties of each officer. Juniors have taken an active part in all school activities. The Glee Club claimed our attention and throughout the year we assisted Miss Barr. The men also turned out in large numbers for this activity, and from sounds issuing from the small as sembly on Mondays, one would judge they were making the most of a good oppor tunitj , in true Junior fashion. The Gaveleers Literarj Society, whose membership is limited to twent) five, has and our hearts the dignity that expected to as- ten Juniors actively participating in its activities. They were a great credit to our class in the production of " Strongheart. " To the Juniors fell the task of organ izing what is known as the Junior Dra- matic Club. This was the first club to be started by Juniors, and here again our pro- gressive spirit was displayed. " Nothing I u t the Truth " was ably produced by this organization and stands as the firsl plaj of it.- kind ever given by an entering class. We were naturally interested in athletii • and the Juniors were a strong factor in the formation of the Girls ' basket Ball Team. What can be said of our Valentine Part) Will anyone presenl ever forget that night? " No! " comes the answer from Seniors, who made quite a chorus of the then popular ditty of " green and white. " We had to change our chosen color- of " purple and white, " as they were the J. II. S. IV color-, hut we soon blossomed oul with our be loved " red and white. " This was proof of the old saying, " If at first you don ' t suc- ceed try. try again. " We surrendered to J. H. S. IV with becoming mate. I he Junior- helped, although in a small way, with the Senior Prom. Our Japanese costumes added " ornamentation, " and our services were " useful. " What more could be desired of anj one, than to be useful, as well as ornamental. " Now, a- we -land on ihe threshold of Seniordom, " we realize that our Junior h i i i Mm. n, an abrupt i lo-e. Time has sped by on golden wings, and we have made many staunch friend- l.i our Junior year always recall fond remem brances and friendships, and inspire thi graduating i lass and ourselvi i future Seniors to " am on. " 73 THE SAXIFRAGE 192 3 ELSE " L J ALL IS SAW and Done.!! Bf fUf— ' T UK S. X I I- " R AC. E I 9 1 3 SOCIAL LIFE rhe student body wish to express their gratitude for the careful planning and con- sideration of the social committee in draw- ing up the social schedule for the years 1922 and 1923. Due to the courtesy and cooperation of the Faculty Social Commit- tee with the officers of the various classes and school organizations, a well-balanced program has been followed. Many happy hours have been spent in the company of our schoolmates at these different occasions. They have created remembrances that shall never escape from our " garden of memories. " September 16, 1922 — On Friday eve- ning, the Seniors of both dormitories gave to the incoming Juniors an " Acquaintance Party. " where all classes met informally and from whence steadfast friendship com- menced. Refreshments were served and dancing was enjoyed. October 5, 1922 — A reception was ten- dered to the new members of the Faculty and the entering classes by the Faculty members and the Senior classes in Normal Hall on Thursday afternoon at 3.30 o ' clock. After the Juniors had been duly presented to the Faculty, a delightful entertainment was provided in the library. The program consisted of folk dancing by the Senior girls and a cornet solo by Miss Patricia Higgins. The entertainment was followed by refresh- ments and dancing. October 11, 1922— With Palmer Hall as her guest, Miller Hall " initiated " her new recreation room, for the use of all the girls. A program which was well suited to the occasion had been arranged. Much hilarity was created by the stunt which our re- spected faculty guests performed. A spirit of cooperation was manifested during the entire evening. October 20, 1922— The Men ' s Athletic Association had the honor of giving the sec- ond party of the year for the entire student body, on Friday evening in the library. A benefit dance was held which proved to be a great financial and social success. The hall was prettily decorated by volunteer students from the dormitories, and judging from the large attendance, one could readily conclude that dancing would be popular this year. October 2 7, 1922— The Junior High School IV class entertained the entire stu- dent body and Faculty on Friday evening with a Hallowe ' en Party. The thrills be- gan with a long subterranean journey through the " chamber of horrors, " from Normal Hall to the Practical Arts building assembly hall. Before the hall was safely reached, witches, goblins, ghosts, black cats, and many other Hallowe ' en horrors were encountered. Two short plays were pre- sented and the unique stunts performed by Miss Lawrence created considerable merri- ment. The usual Hallowe ' en lunch was served in the gymnasium and games which are always associated with that evening were played. Dancing followed in the li- brary, the music being furnished by Han- non ' s orchestra. November 10, 1922 — To the Ex-Service men of our institution we owe the pleasant time afforded by the dance which they gave on Friday evening. From the first strain of music until 11 o ' clock every minute was enjoyable. Novelty dances were introduced for the first time of the year and prizes were awarded. A large collection of im- plements of war, trophies, and souvenirs, which were of exceptional interest to all, were exhibited and examined. November 17, 1922 — A striking poster was made and placed on the bulletin board in the dining hall, requesting the occupants of Miller Hall to be the guests of Palmer Hall on Friday evening. An interesting sketch formed part of a delightful pro- gram. November 28, 1922 — The annual cos- tume ball proved to be a notable affair. The varied and original makeups caused much laughter and speculation. Four prizes were awarded, the first prize for the young ladies being won by Miss Donelson and Miss Fo- garty and the second prize by Miss Spack. The first prize for the young men was won bv our noted impersonator and comedian, Mr. Philip Sullivan. The second prize was THE SAXIFRAGE 192 3 awarded to Mr. Blake. Mr. Sullivan ' s im- personation of the modern flapper was ex- ceptionally well given and caused unlimited mirth. December 15, 1922 — On Friday eve- ning t he Gaveleers ' Literary Society pre- sented an entertainment in the form of a radio concert to a large and appreciative audience in the Normal library. After " tuning in, " experienced radio artists en- tertained everyone for an hour and a half with vocal and orchestral selections from various sending stations. The radio music was succeeded by dancing and refresh- ments. December 17, 1922 — Much excitement occurred at Palmer Hall when the " little girls " of both dormitories assembled around the Christmas tree, where a real Santa Claus presided. Novelties of all descrip- tions were given to the little children by the " Good Saint Nick. " One of the young ladies felt the need of a " Mother " among the group of children and discipline was ex- cellent. Poems were recited and games were played to their little hearts ' content. December 21, 1922— Would that the universe had the same Christmas spirit that was found on Normal hill on Thursday evening. At 6.30 o ' clock the fine old Eng lish traditions and customs were carried out at a banquet in Palmer dining hall. There was feasting, and much merriment was caused by the ever ready wit and activities of the " court jester. " After the banquet, the gay throng assembled in the reception room and sang the " good old Christmas carols. " Those who desired then went to various faculty homes and sang again. The following morning, in the assembly hall, for the benefit of the day students, the old cus- toms and traditions were again presented. January 19, 1923 The dormitory girls entertained the Fitchburg girls on Friday evening, the Juniors using Normal Hall li brary and the Seniors in Palmer Hall. " Suppressed Desires, " which created greal laughter, was given by the girls of both classes, followed by other entertaining num- bers. Later in the evening the Senior girls went to the library, where thej enjoyed a selection by the " Kitchen Orchestra. " I he remaining time was given over to dancing. The spirit of the evening was fittingly ex- pressed by cheers and songs to the guests. January 26, 1923 — The Junior Dra- matic Club showed their appreciation to the students for the manner in which they supported " Nothing Hut the Truth, " by giving a dance on Friday evening in the library. Practically all of the members of the school were present and it was obvious that everyone shared in the good time. There was a feeling of good fellowship and everyone entered into the spirit of the occa- sion. Refreshments were plentiful and music for dancing was furnished by Root ' s Orchestra. February 10. 1923 " Hearts and Cupids. " These are what one always thinks of when Valentine Day is mentioned. Under the careful supervision of Miss I.awler. the Junior class presented an entertainment in the Practical Arts assembly hall. The fac- ulty promenade on " Project Square, " which was the feature of the evening, pro voked much laughter. The impersonators were true to life, and the memory of theii interpretations will always remain with us. The " Kitchen Orchestra " rendered several numbers in syncopated rhythm, to a verj appreciative audience. An amusing plaj entitled " The Florist Shop " terminated the program. Later the guests adjourned to the library, where Valentine dainties were served by the hostesses, a — bird by the }u trior girls. I he favorite recreation dancing was nexl in order. March 1 7. 192 5 The young men of the Practical Arts Department will not be sur passed in pro iding sot ial events. Sainl Patrick ' s Day was appropriatelj celebrated by dancing in the library. s this form of enj tyment had m it bi en indulged in for some week-; an unusually large number of students turned out. In accordance with the daw green punch was served. rh dancer- were assisted bj excellent music from I fannon ' s ( r hestra, Aprii 1 5, 1923 I n Frida) evening, an All-School Party was held in the librarj Nearly every member of the Faculty, as we ' l as the student body, were present red into the spirit of fun. varied THE SAXIFRAGE 192 3 program was carried out and the " faculty stunt " was the big hit of the evening. ArKii 19, i - ' . The Gaveleers gave a dance in the library and invited all mem- bers of the Faculty and school. Their motto. " Good Fellowship, " was in evidence the entire evening. Refreshments were partaken of liberally by the dancers and music was furnished by Claflin ' s orchestra. It was declared to have been one of the most successful parties of the year. .May 11, 1923 — The annual event, to which all Seniors look forward for a whole year, actually arrived. The library, by the careful designing of our classmate " Ann, " to whom a great deal of credit is due, was transformed into a gorgeous Japanese gar- den. The strains of music issuing from a secluded niche, where the orchestra was set apart, added harmony to the surrounding beauty. The guests in evening dress, flut- tering excitedly about, enhanced the love- liness of the scene. It seemed as if Aladdin and his genii had transformed all within the walls of the library. After the dancing, the entire party went to Palmer Hall, where a delicious lunch was served by Harry E. Kendall, assisted by the Junior girls. May 12, 1923 — The final social event of the year was held in the library in the form of dancing. The Junior girls who assisted at the Prom were invited and the entire time was devoted to dancing. During the brief intermission, refreshments were served. Why was recreation ordained? Was it not to rest the mind of the labor- ious man after his work — — ? 78 THE S A X I F RAGE 1923 MEN ' S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Faculty Advisory Board Willis B. Anthony Henry J. Clancy C. Blair MacLean Faculty Advisor MacLean called a meet- ing of the Men ' s Athletic Association in September, 1922, for the purpose of elect- ing student officers for the ensuing year. The meeting was well attended and the fol- lowing men chosen to fill the various offices: President, Clarence H. Stafford; Vice- President, Philip R. Sullivan; Secretary, Charles J. Quinlan, Jr.; Treasurer, John F. Loftus. BASKET BALL Basket Ball, Coach, Edward J. Schulte; Manager, John M. King; Captain, Richard L. Kennedy. When Coach Schulte issued the call for candidates for the basket ball team, one of the largest squads that ever competed for an athletic team at the school responded. After watching the various candidates at work for a few weeks, Coach Schulte picked the following men, who in his opinion were the best qualified for the varsity squad. Kennedy and Paul Roche, forward-; Euvrard and Leland, Guards; Weston, Cen ter; Walsh and Blake, Utility. The team held an election and " Dick " Kennedy was chosen to captain the team. The schedule arranged by Manager King was one of the hardest that any Normal School team has ever faced. After an e: tremely difficult and strenuous campaign the team completed the season with the cellent record of nine victories and two de feats. The team proved beyond a doubt that it was the best ever turned out of the school. Such teams as Lowell Textile, Bridge- water Normal, Worcester Academy, and Worcester Trade, which have been stumb- ling-blocks for the Normal quintets in other years, have held no terror for this yeai - crack aggregation. A new addition to the schedule was Bos- ton College. It was considered one of the best college teams in the Last. After play- ing a whirlwind game, boston College succumbed to the superior playing of Fit h burg Normal. A great deal of credit must be given the Normal team for the fine five- man defense they played. Coach Sciii i i i The Men ' s A. . was very fortunate in se uring the services of such a fine coach as Mr. Schulte. He was formerly connected with the Y. M. C. A. as physical directoi and while with thai organization had a great deal of experience coaching various branches of sports. Much credit must be given Coach Schulte for the fine showing of the team. It was through his diligent work and heart y co operation thai the t am able to achieve such excellent results. We hope that Mr. Schulte will be with our team next season to carrj on the fine v he has so well begun. The Pi » . •Dick " Kennedy, captain and forward, i the shining lighl of mam a game I te r HE S A X 1 F R A G E 1 9 2 was an all-around man. with his unerring eye, his brilliant floor work and superb passing. " Dick " proved to be one of the best players ever seen on the Normal floor. " Rocky " Roche held the other forward position and he proved to be a fit running mate for Kennedy. He had a fine eye for the basket. Too much praise cannot be given " Rocky " for his fine playing and co- operation during the entire season. " Wes " Weston was the rangy lad who held the center position in such fine style. In the many games he played, there were few men who could get the " tap " on him. When " Wes " and the two forwards started the ball for the opposing basket, they were a trio very hard to stop. " Hunk " Euvrard, brother to " Louie " of Normal School fame, was a mountain of strength in the back court. When he made up his mind to stop an opponent from shooting at the basket, it was as good as done. Through his fine defensive work, Normal was seldom scored upon. " Spats " Leland, a former Worcester Trade player, was indeed a great partner for Euvrard. With his speed, he was an excellent roving back, being able to par- ticipate in offensive as well as defensive plays. It was very seldom that a man slipped by " Spats " and got a close shot at the basket. " Mucko " Walsh could be depended upon to play any position on the floor, in fact he proved himself worthy of doing so. " Mucko " got into a good many games when fortune forgot to smile on the Nor- mal boys, and turned defeat into victory. He always came through when points were needed and the team was fortunate in hav- ing such a utility man as " Big John. " Blake proved to be of a fit caliber to play with such a team. He got into several games and never failed to score several baskets by his fine shooting from difficult angles. • " Chonk " King was well chosen to fill the position of manager. When anything was to be done that was for the good of the team, he was always on hand and ready to do his utmost. The Schedule december 18— Normal vs. F. L. Five. Normal 30, F. L. Five 28. JANUARY 6 — Normal vs. Lowell Textile at Lowell. Nor- mal 27, Lowell Textile 13. 13 — Normal vs. Bridgewater Normal College at Bridgewater. Normal 37, Bridgewater Normal College 15. 17 — Normal vs. Worcester Trade at Fitchburg. Normal 36, Worcester Trade 9. 20 — Normal vs. Worcester Academy at Wor- cester. Normal 17, Worcester Academy 8. 27 — Normal vs. Andover Academy at Andover. Normal 18. Andover 22. FEBRUARY 3 — Normal vs. Lowell Textile at Fitchburg. Normal 25, Lowell Textile 16. 9 — Normal vs. Boston College at Fitchburg. Normal 14, Boston College 13. 16 — Normal vs. Rogers High at Newport, R. I. Normal 33, Rogers Lligh 23. MARCH 9 — Normal vs. Bridgewater Normal College at Fitchburg. Normal 64, Bridgewater Nor- mal College 23. 21 — Normal vs. Worcester Trade at Worces- ter. Normal 18, Worcester Trade 19. During the basket ball season Fitchburg Normal scored 319 points against 189 for the opposing teams. BASEBALL Student-Coach and Captain, Wm. T. Dunn. Manager, Charles J. Quinlan, Jr. At the end of the 1922 season, the var- sity players held a meeting and elected William T. Dunn to captain the 1923 team. The Men ' s Athletic Association elected Charles J. Quinlan, Jr., to manage the 1923 team. Captain Dunn, acting student coach, called out candidates for the baseball team the first week in April. A large squad re- ported in the gymnasium, where the first few practices were held. Those reporting early in the season were: Burns, Brady, Demers, Sullivan, Wheeler, King, Walsh, Boylston, Kielty, Fitzpatrick, Sheehan, Cashman, McNally, and Roche. Captain Dunn had some very fine material with which to start a season. The following men were picked to represent the Yellow and White for the season of 1923: Demers, 80 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 catcher; McNally and King, pitchers; Sul- livan and Fitzpatrick, first base; Roche, second base; Burns, shortstop; Wheeler, third base; Brady, left field; Dunn, center field; Sheehan, right field; Cashman and Walsh, utility men. Manager Quinlan arranged a difficult schedule with such opponents as Worces- ter Academy, Andover Academy, Dean Academy, Lowell Textile School, Williams College Freshmen and Assumption College. The Players " Eddie " Demers, the man with the " iron arm; " thus was he called, when he " pegged " the " old ball " to second. It was very hard to steal a base on " Eddie. " He also was one of the best hitters on the team, sel- dom being thrown out at first. " Johnny " McNally, the former Fitch- burg High star twirler, performed in fine style on the mound. He could always be depended upon in a pinch and many men succumbed to his fine pitching by the strike- out route. " Mac " still has a couple of years to make his name famous at the " School for Teachers on the Hill. " " Chonk " King, former Marlboro High southpaw, took his turn in the box with " Mac. " With his array of " benders, " he had the opposing batsmen at his mercy. " Joe " Sullivan and " Handsome John " Fitzpatrick were two men who could be called on at any time to cover the initial sack. Either man could get them high, low, or wide. " Fitzie " was also able to take a turn behind the bat whenever the occasion demanded. " Rocky " Roche, another Fitchbur Hiuh product, was a capable guardian of the keystone sack. Very few hard-hit balls got by " Rocky. " He also could be counted upon to hit them hard and low when the Normal boys were in need of tallies. " Billie " Hums, the veteran second base- man, showed his versatility by changing from second to shortstop to strengthen the infield. The entire infield was built around this small, but clever player, and many double plays were made possible by his quick action and snappy thinking. A big gap will be left in the infield when " Billie " graduates. He has accepted an offer to play semi-pro ball this summer. " Cliff " Wheeler covered the " hot cor- ner " like a veteran. The faster they came the better he liked them, because he could take his time throwing to first base. " Cliff " could hit as hard as he could throw them, but just twice as far. " Dewey " Brady hails from the ball town of Clinton. He was always sure of the long drives to left field. " Dewey " was fourth at bat. or " clean-up man " and he never failed to live up to his name. " Bill " Dunn, captain and coach, was a center fielder hard to equal in school base ball. He always showed fine judgment when making a play and his fine spirit of cooperation helped to make the team a suc- cess. " Tim " Sheehan. the husky lad who played right field in such fine style, was considered by many as one of the surest fielders ever seen on a .Normal team. 1 It- was a heavy hitter, never failing to make one or more hits in a game. " Phil " Cashman and " Big John Walsh were seen in action in several games. They could always be relied upon to " come through " at the critical moment when Nor- mal needed a few run- to even things up. The St hi in i APRIL 25 — Normal vs. Worcester Vcadcmy at Wor- cester. Normal 6, Worcester Vcadcmj 3 28 — Normal vs. Dean Academy at Franklin. Postponed. M U 12 — Normal vs. Holy Cross Freshmen at Fitchburg. Postponed 19 Normal vs. Vndover Academy at Vncl Normal 0, Andover Academy 13. 26 — Normal vs. Williai reshmen at Williamstown, .H ■ 2— Normal vs. Lowell Textile -it I owcll. Normal vs Vssumption ollcgc al Wor- cester. Pending. -i h CQ Vi Z LU THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 I XI ( [ I VI Id )ARI GIRLS ' A THLETIC ASSOCIATION President Irene Hanifin Vice-Presideni Catherine Quig Secretary Sybell Lawrence Treasurer Catherine Enrighl Advisor Bawita Lawler The ( ' .iris ' Athletic Association is for the purpose of promoting school spirit, through recreational activities such as hikes, games, and sports. For each season of the year there are one or two predominant activities which are conducted out of school hours. In the fall, hiking and hockey were enjoyed. Hockey sticks were purchased by the assoi i ation. nt much time was given to this sport, as it was rather late in the season, I nit plans are being made for the spring. Much interesl was created in hiking. I hundred miles was the distance required in order to set ure a monogram, while numerals were given to those who reached the i ne hundred mile mark. rhe girls who received monograms were: Doroth} ' .1 rene Mc lollester, 1 1 Learned, Edna i kin-. Ruth Briggs, Mice Mclnerney, Vnnie Payne, Vgnes onnors, Helen Toomey, Dorothj Mahoney, Helen Bruce, Bertha Spack, Elizabeth Roberts, D thea Cunniff, Ruth Sullivan, Helen Downey, Vgnes foyce, atherine Quigley, Helen O ' Neil, Julia i ' l ' .Vien. I trace Daley, Ruth N offa, I Harney, Mary Callery, Mildred King, Ber- tha Rueger, Martha Philbin, Catherine O ' Toole, (atherine Burke, Irene Hester, H Burns, Margaret Gohery, nna Hester, Mar- ion Keigwin, Irene Mohan. Olive Boyle, Ruth Piske, Alice VVarburton, Emma Vvcyard, Ruth Brooks, nne Clow, Pauline Brock, Ruby Elli ott, Pearl Harris, Esther Likander, Helga Neil- Stella Sai ;ent, Nellie Vnderson, Mildred Mine-. Mar) i gnes O ' Donnell. Mary O ' Donnell, Hope Fletcher, Barbara Donelson, Mary Pogarty, Milliccnl ll n. Elinor Swift, e Bousquct, ' ien Ion, I atherine Enright, I (orothj II Marj Mel arthy, Barbara McGee, Hazel Mud- trude Mel ormick, ' ' Murray. Murray, leannette Richard, L Schuder, M. E. Sullivan, M Murphy, Margarel Ward, Martha I bom, Bett n, Irene I l len. Edna Paulson, nna Murphy. ; m, Vbbie 83 THE SAX IF RACK 1923 Scanlon, Marion Thomas, Dorothy Leahey, Kathleen Gaetz, Elizabeth Connors, Grace Boyle, Ruth McCann, Elizabeth Callahan, Mar} Gallagher, Frances Harris, Mary Killay, Mabel Swantee, Helen Flannery, Margaret Meegan, and Pauline Waldron. Numerals were given to the following: Elizabeth Campbell, Flora Campbell, Mar- garet Coombs, Gertrude Glennon, Bella Gru- ber, Stella Lamson, Aliee Mague, Mary Ral- eigh, Enid Rossiter, Grace llayden, Ruth Blamy, Rachel Colton, Edith Duquette, Eliz- abeth Elson, 1 lelen Kimball, Mary McCue, Hon- Pike, Charlotte Pickard, Edith Sault, Marion Smith, Lucille Stowell, Pauline Ewig, Ada Austin, Katherine Kinsley, Marion Jubb, Ruth Lynch, Hazel Bradlee, Faye Rowley, Winifred Harrigan, Marian jewett, Madeline Clark, Cecelia Killelea, Agnes Leahy, Mar- gery Stearns, Esther Miller, Doris Ryder, Lina Grammont, Mary O ' Horo, Hazel Bertram, Lil- lian Haran, Vera Hayes, Marion Marlowe, Gertrude Fogarty, Syliell Lawrence, Frances Hassett. The game which created a great deal of enthusiasm among the students this past winter was basket ball. A varsity team was organized. The members of this team were: Beatrice Devinc. Margaret Coombs, Barbara Donelson, Julia O ' Brien, Ruth Fiske, Irene llanihn, Katherine Buckley, Anna Murphy, Margaret Meegan, Catherine Quigley, Agnes 1 1 anifin, manager. •BASKET BALL DECEMBER 18 — Normal vs. Turner A. A. at Normal. Nor- mal 6, Turner A. A. 13. FEBRUARY 3 — Normal vs. Plymouth Normal at Ply- mouth, N. H. Normal 14, Plymouth 55. 21 — Normal vs. Leominster High School at Leominster. Normal 12, Leominster 3. MARCH 12 — Normal vs. Plymouth Normal at Fitch- burg. Normal 17, Plymouth 18. 22 — Normal vs. Leominster High at Fitchburg, Normal 9, Leominster 8. 23 — Normal vs. Keene, N. H. Normal at Keene, N. H. Normal 1, Keene 16. 84 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 ■■■■ M GIRLS ' BASKETBALL TEAM I 11 E SAX 1 F R AG E 1 9 2 3 GAND HORToriT OuRLDlTOR-IN-CHILf ORMAV- DAYGlRL55TUDLNTGoVXA55N.0rriCC.R5 Ci -4S5 D Ay v ? « jj V i .tvta )ro r wng THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 ia music m m And the night shall be filled with music, ml the cares that infest the day Shall fold their lents like the Arabs, And as silently steal away. — Longfellou Why should we dwell upon, think about, and plan for the execution of certain events, if after their brief moment they burst like a bubble into the unknown from whence they came, leaving no inspiration upon which the human mind can dwell? Is il not the pictures that memory has painted upon life ' s canvas that make the tasks of the dreamer easier, the ideas of the builder higher, and all mankind better? The colors that memory has used in painting her pictures of our musical life al Fitchburg Normal have been so bright and vivid that even time cannot erase their impressions. We might well liken ourselves to the Arab.- of old, for now has come the time when we must fold our lent- and silentl) steal away. If we were to picture the Aral) on the eve of his departure, we might see him sitting in front of his tent, smoking, and in the smoke curling up. he sees pic- ture- coming at regular interval-, from the time of hi- settling in this spot to the time when he i- to fold up hi- tent and -teal awaj . On the eve of our departure we stop to look over our memory ' s canva- and the first thing that impresses us most is the sensation we were conscious of the first time we heard Air. ' lam j sing. e heai the -train- of hi- " Mother Machree " and " Thank God for a Garden " and other in spirinu -mm-. Another i olor merges on the i art a and we see the image of Miss Perry, intertwined in this spectrum throughout the canvas W perceive the harmonious melodies of her music appreciation, inspiring, cheering, and helping us for life ' s daily work. We per- ceive her untiring efforts for the Girls ' Glee Club, whose public appearance well mani- fested the vividness and brightness of this color. Here, again, Mr. Clancy ' s picture looms into view, this time directing the Men ' s Glee (lul), whose splendid performance held man_ persons thrilled, by the excel- lent e of the songs rendered. Combining the colors of both Girls ' and Men ' .- Glee Clubs, a mosl vivid picture pre- sents itself before us the la-t of the series of 102.? the " sing-out. " Can you not hear Gounod ' s grand " Gallia " and Smith ' s pathetic " Hope Carol " resounding through out the hall? Slowly, this memory ' s canvas fade- awaj until little by little it disappear- into the .-hade- of eternity. Another one follows it. with colors bright and new, more brilliant and more striking in its reflection of our musii al i areei i ! It first lead- us to the direi tor of music Miss I ' -arr. She, like Miss Perry, appear- on our canvas more than nine. series of pictures paint themselves on the can where she phi) • the main part. I ir-l i- that which depicts the work put into chorus singing for has not her chorus singing awakened in everyone a spirit of enthusiasm and happiness? Does not the mere thought of it turn your mind- to " The Heavens Ri mnd, " ' Two Grenadiers, " and other familiar number-. SUne by our chorus? THE S A X 1 F RAGE 1923 Then how well is she pictured in the spirit which moved her. in the time most dear to us. the Christmas season, to lead us from house to house singing carols to cheer our friends and to remind them what the season should recall to each and every heart. Again, we see her on the night of May 31 acting as a director of a joint concert given by both Girls ' and Men ' s Glee Clubs. And on June the 12th, we can surely realize the work put into that wonderful presentation of The Mikado. " Bright and vivid are these pictures which we have painted, but none can equal those which deal with our separation from this school. What has impressed us more than that triumphant elevation of voices on the night of the " sing-out " when the whole student body assembled for the unanimous purpose of joining in song for the last time? The Arab has now come to the end of his train of thoughts and, slowly but sadly, he must make his departure. So, gathering up his possessions, he steals softly into the night, his figure becoming as a mist on the horizon. Now our memory ' s canvas has finished its painting and, like the Arab, so must we, slowly but sadly, make our d e- parture from this our dear Normal School. 88 T 11 E SAX 1 F R AG E 1 l 2 3 DRAMATICS Min will noi spend, ii seems, on that one art Which is life ' s inmost soul and passionate heart; I In count the theatre a place for (mi. Where man can laugh at night when work is done. If it were only thai, ' twould be worth while l ' o subsidize a thing which makes men smile; Hut ii is more; it is that splendid thing, A place where man ' s soul shakes triumphant wing; A place of art made living, where men may see What human life is and has seemed to be. • PAIR OF LUNATICS " October 28, 1 ( 22 Cast Clara Manners Barbara McGee George Fielding Edward Fitzgerald " THE TRAIN TO-MAURO " Cast Mrs. Buttermilk Anna Clow Johnnie Buttermilk Austin O ' Toole Mr. Bright Lawrence Brady The general merriment of Hallowe ' en was greatly heightened by these two comedies. " WHY THE CHIMES RANG " December 20, 1922 Cast Sister of Charity Grace Brown Uncle Bertel William Dunn Holger Malcolm Bowes, J.H.S. Stcen Richard Bullock, Edgerly Characters in the Pageant : King Arthur Hilbert Courtiers Stanley Kruszyna, Clifford Wheeler Priest Joseph Sullivan Lady in Red Julia Keefe Young Girl Lillian Haran Angel Lina Grammont Chorus : — Sopranos, Mary Keefe, Nettie Douville; Altos, Pauline Ewig, Charlotte Pick- ard ; Tenors, Robert Quirk, Robert Riley ; Basses, Charles Crowley, Clarence Stafford. Director of Chorus, Miss Grace Barr. This project, presented ' by Miss Mary Killay and Miss Annie Payne, gave us a beautiful portrayal of the true spirit of Christmas, and showed how to start the Christmas season in the right way. " THE BIRDS ' CHRISTMAS CAROL " December 22, 1922 Cast Carol Bird Barbara McGee Mr. Bird James Burke Mrs. Bird Margaret E. Sullivan Jack Bird Philip Cashman Elfrida Clifford Helen Bruce Mrs. Ruggles Anna Clow Angel Lina Grammont Butler Clifford Wheeler Children from the Edgerly School. This beautiful story, so well known to all, came to us with a new significance as we lis- tened to the presentation, so delightfully given. This play, the project of Miss Agnes Hani- fin and Miss Kathryn Matthews, sent us home- ward full of inspiration for the Christmas season. " NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH " January 24, 1923 Cast Clarence Van Dusen Thomas Keating E. M. Ralston John Fitzpatrick Bishop Doran Henry Wagner Dick Donnelly Henry Werner Robert Bennett Austin O ' Toole Mrs. E. M. Ralston Mary Larson Gwendolyn Ralston Barbara McGee Ethel Clark Helen Muzzey Mabel Jackson Barbara Donelson Sabel Jackson ■. . Catherine Quigley Martha Mary Fogarty " Nothing But the Truth " was a charming little three-act play presented by the Junior Dramatic Club. We are sure that if the dra- matics are to be entrusted to this Club, there will be no doubt of their success. The pro- ceeds of this play are to be used for the con- tinuance of the Club. " THE FLORIST SHOP " February 10, 1923 Cast Maude Betty Preston Henry Austin O ' Toole Slovsky Robert Quirk Miss Wells Margaret E. Sullivan Mr. Jackson Thomas O ' Horo This sketch was presented by the Junior Class at the Valentine Party, adding greatly to the enjoyment. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 " STRONGHEART " April 6, 1923 Cast (In Order of Appearance) Taylor, a sophomore John Heikkila Ross; a freshman Robert Quirk Reade, a " grind " Harold Blake Thorne, a special Harold Young Fred Skinner, a sport Clarence Stafford Frank Nelson, a senior Edwin Nelson Dick Livingston, a junior Dewey Brady Soangataha, known as " Strongheart " Clifford Wheeler Mrs. Nelson, Frank ' s mother. Esther I.ikander Molly Livingston, Dick ' s sister Beatrice Webber Betty Bates, Molly ' s chum Elizabeth Elson Maud Weston, Molly ' s chum ' s friend Helen Downey Dorothy Nelson, Frank ' s sister. .Grace Brown Nash, a back Henry agni i Josh, a trainer Leo Covi Buckley, head coach, " a grad " Walter Landin Farlev, manager of the visiting team Ronald Holt Butler at Nelson ' s Clayton Stafford Black Eagle, a messenger .aro ' Htoson Extra Football Players: Gustaf Larson, Deane Eldridge, Charles Matte, Philip Dupre, Lawrence Barriere, Roy Anderson, Joseph Gilligan, Allan I tealey, William Burns. Director of Play Susan M. Williams Director of Music Grace Barr Synopsis V i I Rooms of Frank and Dick at Columbia. Vet U Two days later. Dressing r n of the Columbia football team al the Polo i,i- iunds. ct [I] Evening of the same day. Library of i In- Nelson home. Vt | The nexl day. Same as Vcl Ml. Place— New York ( ity. Time— The present. On Frid ening the Gaveleers ' Society ■ nied " Strongheart, " an Ami imedy dr. una in four acts written by William Mille, i " an unusually large and appreciative audience. ll of the parts wire taken in pro fessional style and it was declared t ' have been the besl production of its kind i ■ d at the Normal School. The various situations were tense and gripping, especially the por- trayal of the football game, and the efforts of the well-chosen cast received much ap- plause. ' •Till-: COWARD " April 18, 1923 Cast The Nurse Barbara Mc( iee The Doctor Clarence Staff ' ird The Soldier I ' aul Sullivan The Colonel Philip Sullivan " The Coward " Austin O ' Toole The Secretary to the I olonel . ..Grace Brown This sketch was put on by Lawrence Brady and Paul Sullivan, as a Senior project. It was of a patriotic nature and written especially for the observance of Patriot ' s Day. The scene was laid in an army hospital at the front, and the true fighting and sacrificing spirit of the American doughboy during the i -lid War was brought out. ' •TUP. M X ll ( i. ! HOME " June IS. 1923 ( ' ast Daniel ootiues [ ' ike Paul Corcoran The Grand Duke Vasihi Vasilivitch Philip Sullivan M Earl of Hawcastle James Burke The lion. Almeric St Vubyn .... Thomas Carr [vanoff Paul Sullivan I lorace Granger-Simpson. . , . Frederick Bacon Ribiere Edward Fitzgerald Mariano Fohn Walsh Michele lifford W hi ■ ibinieri Leo Flanagan, Charles ' rowley Ethel ' iranger-Simpson Sybell Law rence 1 omtesse de hampigny Gertrude Shea Lady (reech Lillian Taft Synopsis Vcl I The terrace of the Hotel Regina Margherita on the cliff at Sorrento Morning. ct I I -Tlie entrance garden. Afternoon V-i ill n apartment in the Motel. I ning. Act I V- The •• Morning. Our Senior Play was an achievement worthy real praise. Its manner of production was symbolical of the spirit in which the Class of ' _ ' .i have always worked. w THE SAX IF RACE 192 3 92 THE S A X I F R A (iE 1923 3 Y y i V Director — Miss Grace Karr President — Mary Keefe, ' 23 Secretary — Alice Carey, ' 23 Librarian- Esther Likander, ' 23 Treasurer — Irene Mason, ' 23 Pianist — Olga Niziankowicz, ' 23 The Girls ' Glee Club was organized in the fall of 1921 under the direction of Miss Elizabeth D. Perry. After electing its officers, the club began its weekly re- hearsals for a public appearance to be held in the Spring. It has been very successful throughout the year. Its first undertaking was the singing of the Christmas carols by members during the Christmas season. The concert took place in June and was indeed a success. Under the leadership of Miss Perry, the Girls ' Glee Club, together with Laura Littlefield of Boston as assist- ing artist, presented a very enjoyable pro- gram. The fall of 1922 greeted us without our director, Miss Perry, " who had left our midst expecting to return the following year. We wish to express our deepest and most sincere appreciation of the work she has put into this club. Acting as music director for the year, Miss Barr has given all her interests and time to the music of the Fitchburg Normal School and has succeeded well in contin- uing the Girls ' Glee Club. Meetings and elections were held and weekly rehearsals have taken place in preparation for a con- cert. The Men ' s Glee Club decided to com- bine its talent with the Girls ' Glee Club and in June, two of the most striking musical entertainments of 1923 took place. The first was a joint concert of both Glee Clubs, assisted by Milt on C. Snyder, baritone; the second, a light opera, " The Mikado. " CONCERT Girls ' Glee Club — Men ' s Glee Club " Assisted by- Milton C. Snyder Grace Barr — Director of Music Accompanists Fannie A. Hair Olga Niziankowicz Miriam Rosen PROGRAM " Song of the Vikings " Eaton Failing " Little Rose " Earl Tokzmer Men ' s Glee Club " Vesper Song " Roeckcl Girls ' Glee Club Song Cycle from Tennyson ' s " Maud " Benjamin Whelpley Mr. Snyder " Gypsy John " Frederick Clay Men ' s Glee Club " Cobwebs " Gerrit Smith " My Honey " Frank Lynes Girls ' Glee Club Bedouin Love Song Haw ' .ey Mr. Snyder " Boot, Saddle, To Horse and Away " Charles Villiers Stanford " De 01 ' Ark ' s a-Moverin " Negro Spiritual Men ' s Glee Club " A Twilight Revel " Ferraris Girls ' Glee Club 94 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 ; A =r — t m ' m v t c 1 ( s y f } 4 (o S S w n vv t , ' - V o o Director— Miss Grace Barr President— Paul Sullivan, ' 23 ' ice-President — Edward Fitzgerald, ' 23 Secretary — Robert Riley, ' 23 Treasurer — Clifford Wheeler, ' 23 I ' ianist Miriam Rosen. I he Men ' s Glee Club was organized in the fall of 1920, under the direction of Mr. Henry J. Clancy. Officers were elected and meetings were called weekly. It was very successful and its efforts met with appre- ciation by the faculty, student body and friends. In th e second year the club planned to enlarge its work. The regular meetings were held and a concert was planned to take place in February under the super- vision of the director, Mr. Clancy. The concert was held in the large as- sembly hall and was a complete success, owing to the untiring efforts of both di- rector and members. A large sum of money was reali .ed from this concert and was turned over to the Men ' s Athleti Vssoci ation connected with the school, to aid in furnishing athletic equipment. In the third year the organization was very much grieved to know that our pasl director, Air. Clancy, was nol able to as- sume the same responsibility for thai year. We here wish to express a vote of thanks to him for hi:- loyal support and work in this club. Miss Grace E. Barr succeeded Mr. Clancy and has worked hard to help the Glee Club reach its goal. In one of the meeting the club after much discussion voted to combine its talent with the Girls ' Glee Club and present -The Mikado or The Town of Titipu, " written by W. S. Gilbert and composed by Arthur S. Sullivan. Dramatis Personae The Mil. ido i l ipan Walter Landin Nanki-Poo, his son, disguised as a wan- dering minstrel and in love with Yum- Vuni James Burke Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner of Titipu Paul Sullivan Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else i harles ( rowley Pish-Tush, a noble Lord Richards Ballou Sisters, ards of Ko Ko: Yum-Yum Nettie Douville Pitti-Sing Frances urley Peep Bo Alice Healcy Katisha, an elderly lady in love with Nanki- Poo Mai rus, School Girls, Nobles, Guards, Coolies 95 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 GAVELEERS ' LITERARY SOCIETY " Goodfellowship. " President — Clifford H. Wheeler Vice-President — Harold N. Young Secretary-Treasurer — Clayton A. Stafford Faculty Advisor — C. Blair MacLean Honorary Members: Susan M. Williams, Lawrence D. Brady, Francis C. O ' Connell, Lawrence A. Barriere, Anthony T. Stavaski, Leonard Wright The Gaveleers ' Literary Society was or- ganized December 10, 1921, for the prime purpose of furthering literary talent and promoting good fellowship among the en- tire student body. On that date, eight men of the school met with Mr. C. B. MacLean as faculty advisor, and accepted a consti- tution for the government of the society. The following men became charter mem- bers after signing the constitution: Lawrence D. Brady, Francis C. O ' Con- nell. Aaro H. Ottoson, Clayton A. Stafford, Clarence H. Stafford, Roy A. Anderson, William J. Burns, Kenneth P. Gregory. The first officers elected were: Lawrence D. Brady, president; Francis C. O ' Connell, vice-president; Aaro H. Ottoson, secretary- treasurer. Throughout the ensuing months the so- ciety grew and soon reached its quota of members. Several fine entertainments were presented during the first year of its or- ganization. During the second year of the life of the society, some fine entertainments were pre- sented. A radio concert followed by danc- ing was undertaken. On April 6, 1923, the society presented " Strongheart, " one of the best productions of its kind ever staged at the Normal School. The members of the society have profited not only by the spirit of good fellowship which is ever prevalent, but also by the programs which are presented at the weekly meetings. That the society is very popular with the entire school is shown by the fine spirit of cooperation between the members and the student body, which must ultimately result in " Good Fellowship. " 96 THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 JUNIOR DRAMATIC CLUB President— Philip G. Cashman Vice-President — Helen B. Downey Secretary — Helen F. Bruce Treasurer— Austin J. O ' Toole Faculty Director — Susan B. Williams At the beginning of the school term in September, 1922, it was discovered that the Junior Class possessed a wealth of dra- matic material. Many of its members had participated in this field during their high school careers. A number of these people organized the Junior Dramatic Club, which for weeks grew in membership until it in- cluded nearly the entire Junior Class. The club was officially organized the latter part of September. The first major production of the club. " Nothing but the Truth. " was presented on the night of January 24, 1923. ' 1 wo nights later, in appreciation of the wonderful support given by the school to " Nothing But the Truth, " the club ten- dered the school a dancing party. It is the desire of the members of the Junior Dramatic Club to see this organ- ization made permanent, not only for the training it offers in dramatic work, but chiefly for the spirit of good fellowship it spreads. Many Juniors would have little opportunity for making the acquaintance of fellow students were it not for this organ- ization. m i BE Hill m ■■;■» a ■ » 31 II 97 T II E SAX 1 F RAGE 192 STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself. In October, 1922, Mrs. McLean, our new Dean, called a meeting of the S enior girls. It was then that she proposed the adoption of student government in our institution. After a general discussion a vote was taken on the proposed plan, the result show- ing the sentiment to be in favor of it. The following girls, with Mrs. McLean acting as chairman and advisor, were elected to draw up a set of rules and regulations for the houses: Anna Clow. Acting Secretary ; Grace Brown, Alice Carey. Helen O ' Neil, Annie Payne, Jane Collins, Dorothy White, Marie Shea, Kathryn Matthews, Agnes Hanifin, May Keefe, Esther Likander. The " Twelve Apostles, " as they called themselves, gave up much of their leisure time, working strenuously, debating, dis- cussing, and finally drawing up the rules which they considered essential fcr com- munity life. With the careful aid and ad- vice of Mrs. McLean, the committee had the statutes well organized in a compara- tively short time. These, after adjustment, were submitted to Mr. Parkinson and the faculty, and accepted. On January 10, 1923, typewritten copies of these rules were given to each girl stu- dent and an opportunity for criticisms and suggestions was offered. The officers of the Student Government Association, elected on January 24, 1923 by the dormitory student body, were as follows: President, Alice Carey, ' 23. Vice-President, Jane Collins, J. H. S., ' 24. Secretary, Annie Payne, ' 23. Treasurer, Mary McCue, ' 23. House President of Palmer Hall, Helen O ' Neil, ' 23. House President of Miller Hall, Esther Likander, ' 23. Vice House President of Palmer Hall, Julia O ' Brien, ' 24. Vice House President of Miller Hall, Milli- cent Allyn, ' 24. Senior members at large, Catherine Dorgan, Kathryn Matthews, Charlotte Pickard. Junior members at large, Enid Rossiter, Mary Forster, Helen Downey. As the Student Government Association in the dormitories had no jurisdiction over the day girls, this group, with the advice of Mrs. McLean, organized the Day Girls ' Association. In October, 1922, the follow- ing officers and council members were elected: 98 ■M THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 President, Thelma Bacon, ' 23. Vice-President, Mabel Swantee, ' 23. Secretary, Hazel Mudgett, ' 26. Council members, Gertrude Fogarty, Blanche McCormick, Lorane Schuder, Frances Curley, Marcella Boyle, Martha Philbin, Gladys Kean, Betty Preston, Sarah Watson. Each group of commuters is represented and the purpose of the association is to create a spirit of cooperation and friend- liness. The first Student Government banquet was given January 26, 1923, in the Palmer Hall dining room. The guests of honor were Miss Lynch, President of the Dormi- tory Student Government Association at Simmons College, and Miss Hillings, a graduate of Middlebury College. Each of these guests gave a toast to our newly formed association, as did Mr. Parkinson, Mr. Anthony, and Miss McCarty. The other guests were Mrs. Parkinson, Mrs. Anthony, and Miss Kirkpatrick. Several of the officers gave brief ad- dresses. These were followed by the Stu- dent Government songs, composed and con- ducted by Dorothy White, ' 23. It was on February 1, 1923, that Student Government was formally inaugurated. Each girl shouldered the responsibility of making a success of this ideal organization. The council has had various judicial cases which have been impartially acted upon, under the guidance of the President. Encouragement and consolation have been given to the members of the associ- ation by our beloved Dean ' s read) ' smile. ' ' .» Our President of Student Government With wisdom far beyond her years, And graver than her wondering peers, So strong, so mild, combining " still The tender heart and queenly will. Thus have we known our first President. Despite the rebukes, she has always per- formed her duty with ureal patience and understanding. May she leave this institu- tion, knowing that through her leadership we have succeeded. Now we ' ve found a noble cause, help it on, Now we ' ve found a noble cause, help it on, Never act for man ' s applau i Bui first count the cause and pause; I lelp it on, help it on, help it on, on, • " ' The graduating class feels confident that with Mrs. McLean as advisor, the adoption of Student Government will continue to be a threat success. " Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of perseverance. " PRACTICAL ARTS — SECTION ONE Section I organized as a separate unit early in its third year. The following offi- cers were elected: I ' resident, William T. I )unn. Vice President, Edgar L. Demers. Secretary, Lawrence A. Barriere. Treasurer, Allan R. Healey. Ad isor, 1 lenry J. ( ' lancy. Motto: " United we stand, divided we stand no chance at all. " The group of men students which later became known as Section I of the Practical Arts Department enrolled in 1920. They entered sixteen strong, and by the end of the first year, the total enrolment numbered twenty-six. Due to some making the course in special time and others leaving school, the number gradually dropped to sixteen, at the time of graduation. " Bill " Dunn, ur president, has shown him- self worthy of the mist placed in him, " Eddie " Demers, our vice-president, has been one of the mosl popular members of thi tion, because he always has a good word for e ery me. " Larry " Barriere, our secretary, has been rather quiel and unassuming, but we remember his " stepping out " . n one particular occasion. " Snooks " Healey, " iir treasurer, has handled our banking and heavy financial interests in fine style. " Deane " Eldridge has been one of our most popular athletes on the baseball diamond. He also holds the " endurance record " of the en- tire section. " Bob " Riley has swung a wicked instep at in. i-i of n r school partus. It is rumored that he has won many medals iii Mechanics Hall, Worcester. Phil " Sullivan has brought sunshine and mirth to the 5e tion on many sion. by hi-, words and • ' " Bill " V much knowledge along woodworking lines, and als.. much amusement at his quaint answers in the academic vv hing l.i- • Mel " lynch gave us inspiration for u..ik 99 Til K SAX I F RAG E 192 3 by his own example of industry. He was a great admirer of that masterful painting, " Not for Automobiles, " by Healey. " Duke " Stafford has been one of our best- liked members, because of his good-nature and willingness to cooperate in any activity. " Bill " Frank has led us into lengthy dis- cussions in many classes. He has been one of our most conscientious and hard-working stu- dents. " Charlie " Quinlan has provided us with en- tertainments of wide variety, his latest being baseball. " Mucko " Walsh, the " big man of the sec- tion " in more ways than one. will be remem- bered for his large heart and athletic ability. " Tramp " Moran has been the official repre- sentative of Section I at all parties and dances. We will never forget his " happy-go-lucky ' ' manner. " Jim " Burke came to us somewhat late, but we were not long in recognizing a true friend and soon were acquainted. It didn ' t take him long to make up for lost time, along several lines. " Jack " Loftus has been our official business representative in practically all school matters, being one of the especial " live wires " of the section. Henry J. Clancy, our faculty advisor, will always be remembered as a " good scout, " and one who gave us of his best advice and as- sociation at all times. too THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 ALUMNI The reunion of the Fitchburg State Nor- mal School Alumni on June 30, 1923, will be the largest held in the history of the association. The date of the meeting has been placed on Saturday, so as to enable graduates whose schools do not close until Friday to be present. Large delegations from Springfield, from New Bedford, and from the New Jersey cities have signified their intention of being present. Every graduating class will be well represented. The program will be of unusual interest. Following the usual custom, the classes celebrating their fifth, tenth, fifteenth, twentieth and twenty-fifth anniversaries of graduation will have special exercises, and will be represented on the program for the evening. The Fitchburg Armory has been secured for the exercises, which will begin by a banquet served by -Mr. Harry E. Ken- dall. In addition to the exercises by the classes celebrating special anniversaries of graduation, there will be community singing under the direction of Henry J. Clancy. The latter part of the evening will be de- voted to dancing. GRADUATES OF 1922 ADVANCED CLASS- FOUR-YEAR COURSE NAME HOME ADDRESS PRESENT POS1 Edna D. J. Briggs 44 Burnap St., Fitchburg .tho! Helen M. (ashman 80 Canton St., Fitchburg Middletown, Conn. Theres-a I). Fielden Gardner ' s Neck Rd., So. Swansea Maiden Anna Kaakinen -1 " Mechanic St.. Fitchburg Passaic, X. .1. Rena M. McCarthy 163 Middle St., Leominster Passaic, X. J. Greta E. Mcintosh ...- . ; 4 Highland Ave., Fitchburg Passaic, X. J. Anna A. Murphy 91 South St.. Fitchburg Passaic, X. J. Helen M. ( ) Horo 13 Fulton St., 1 itchburg F. X. S. Margarel G. Riordan 9 Hobson Si.. Fitchburg Passaic. X. J. Barbara E. Webster Flat Rock Rd., Fitchburg Gardner ELEMENTARY CLASS l. ■ i Bacon 251 South St., Fitchburg South Fitchburg Marian E. Bannister 19 Tilton St.. Fitchburg Oakdale l ecile D. Beaudreault ' ' 4 Daniels St.. Fitchburg Fitchburg J. U.S. Yvonne M. Bellerose 7 Summer St.. Wesl Warren Thompsonville Elizabeth II. Bennett 16 Milk St., Fitchburg Fitchburg Eoline M. Benl Vshby Townsend I. si, I.. Brazier 43 Easl St.. Fitchburg Fitchburg Millicent . Burgess 190 Suffolk Si.. Holyoke Hoi Florence I ' .urns 114 Winter Si . Leominster Sutton Ruth E. Burrage Lunenbui ■• shburnham erine Canty 66] Qi y St., No. Adams VVestmin Myrtis l ' hase 75 Lynde St., Gardner Verona, X I Elizabeth I ' hilds 29 Spring St., Fitchburg Deerfield Mildred D « lark 118 South St., Fitchburg Fitchburg lane I Collins 912 Robeson St., Fall River Fitchburg .1 II. S. l i i onnors Arcade St.. Whitinsville Uxbridge Paul I i hi 41 Easl St., Fitchburg Fitch Helena Crouch Gardner Millers Falls Ruth i ii si i man 116 Lawrence St., Fitchburg Verona, X I Helen I D 25 South St., Fitchburg Templeton ! Denno 4!7 River St., Winchendon Wesl Boylston Lorn I Donelson Shelburne Falls Baldwinville Vnnie B. Dudley Townsend Forge Village nna I Duranl 124 Florence St., New Bedford Neai dford ' i Elmer 14 Pros ' lis V esl B piston Sal. ma B. Flatley 62 Spruce St.. New Bedford North Dartmouth 101 T H E S A X 1 F R A (IE 19 2 3 NAME HOME ADDRESS PRESENT POSITION Agnes G. Foley 196 Main St., Leominster Thompsonville, Conn. Ethel M.Gray 14 " Beech St., Holyoke Butler, N. ). ranees M. Griffith 163 Elm St., Gardner Grace . Hennessey 65 Alden St., Springfield Glastonbury Conn Maude E. Hill 100 Baker St., Gardner Phillipston ' Blanche G. 1 loli Chester Depot, Yt Ludlow, Vt. Eva L. Houghton 55 Granite St., Whitinsville Orange [da Z. Jacobs 95 Thoreau St., Concord Douglas Ada L, Jarvis Wilder, Vt Terryville, Conn. [elen C , Keefe 15 Merrick Ave., Springfield Terryville, Conn. Kathleen R. Kelly 45 Washington St., Gardner Royalston Hilda W. Kurvinen Ashburnham Orange Lydia M. Kurvinen shburnham Orange Priscilla Lawrence 50 Highland Ave., Fitchburg Concord Junction Julia T. Long West Groton West Acton Anna 1 1. Lowner Sugar Loaf St., So. Deerfield Deerfield Theresa M. Malione 30 East Merrimac St., New Bedford . . . Rochester Grace L. McCarty 163 Grove St., Fall River Kingston, R. I. Marguerite E. McConville .... 4 Cross St., Clinton Lancaster Esther Moore Maple St., Northfield South Manchester, Conn. Mary W. Mullaney 496 Summer St., New Bedford New Bedford Bessie L. Nichols 38 Ward St., Fitchburg Orange Edna M. Nordman 31 Barthel Ave., Gardner Verona, N. J. Hazel F. O ' Brien 36 Blossom St., Fitchburg Norwood, N. J. Margaret Z. O ' Leary 121 Deane St., New Bedford Braley ' s Station Susan R. O ' Leary 9 Stone St., New Bedford South Dartmouth Mildred I. Person 149 Beech St., Holyoke Hadley Lillian Preston 15 Arlington St., Leominster Royalston Katherine G. Roche 422 Water St., Fitchburg Fitchburg J. H. S. Eleanor M. Sargent New Ipswich, N. H Norton Mary A. Scanlon 218 South St., Fitchburg Fitchburg J. H. S. Frances A. Shepherd West Townsend Lunenburg Gladyse A. Starkey Main St., Ashby Royalston Agnes G. Sullivan 83 Linden St., New Bedford Dartmouth Julia A. Sullivan Warren Brimfield Bertha E. Tappin So. Main St., E. Templeton Templeton Catherine L. Tobin Pleasant St., Becket Fitchburg J. H. S. Eileen L T . Walsh 901 Front St., Chicopee Falls Chicopee Mary E. Wardzala 7 Percival St., Maynard Stow Irene G. Wood Waltham St., Maynard Gleasondale Yictoria Woodworth 115 Clay St., Wollaston Weymouth Fannie G. Woollacott 94 Phillips St., Fitchburg Orange PRACTICAL ARTS DEPARTMENT FOR MEN Kenneth G. Clark 330 Eagle St., N. Adams Warren James L. Davidson 22 Burncoat St., Worcester Francis H. Keating 113 Snow St., Fitchburg Longmeadow James A. Nolan 163 Summer St., Fitchburg Donald D. Pierce 3 Rock Ave., Worcester Worcester Galen E. Ray 91 Charles St., North Adams Henry T. Sabin Oxford St., Auburn Fall River Sydney J. Sandberger 35 Pearl St., Leominster Arlington William H. Trainor 187 Summer St., Worcester Taunton Willard G. Farwell 81 Linden St., Salem Westport, Conn. Anthony F. Stavaski 134 Commercial St., Adams Greenfield Leonard Wright 158 Neponset Ave., Dorchester Salem Congratulations to Anna Foley . . Helen Corliss . and Henry Sabin .and James Davidson THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM CLASS DAY OBSERVANCE, JUNE 16, 1923 March Junior and Senior Classes Tree Exercises Senior Class Annual Tree Song Presentation of Spade Miss Helen A. O ' Neil Saxifrage Senior Class Hoop Rolling Junior and Senior Classes Ivy Exercises Junior High School Class Folk Dancing Highland Schottisciie Junior and Senior Classes Irish Lilt Junior Class Sailor ' s Hornpipe . Junior la-- .Maypole Dance Senior Class .March ll Classes Songs and Cheers All Classi Hoop-roll won by Senior who reaches Junior line first. SING-OUT, 5 O ' CLOCK, JUNE 17, 1923 " The Heavens Resound " Beethoven " King Frost " Coerrn " Nocturne " Mendelssohn " The Two Grenadiers " Schumann NORM l. SCHOOL I HORUS Address Miss Doland " Lovely Appear " Gounod " Freedom, Our Queen " Pai " Springtime " Becket " Praise Ye the Father " Gounod NORM i SCHi il IL l HORUS 10) T HE S A X 1 F R A G E 1 l 2 EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF THE CLASS OF 1923 September 15, 1922: Oh. Diary. We Seniors are seasick from the waves in the hair of some of our Ju- niors. We have to pinch ourselves con- stantly to realize that we are at F. N. S. and not at a fashion show. Really, some of them have burst upon us in three or four different rigs in one day, but we are com- forted with the knowledge that their rig supply must eventually come to an end. After a time they will need to sleep, free from the excruciating pain that curlers always inflict, so perhaps the waves on the Junior Sea may become less numerous as they enter into the Harbor of Knowledge. September 20, 1922: Today we learned the three principles of art: Balance, rhythm and harmony. September 30, 1922: Somebody got smart and asked if we ever played on the drums in our ears. We told them we hadn ' t done that, but we had listened to the bands on our hats. October 10, 1922: " Heaven help us, " said one of the Ju- niors, " in order to be good teachers we must fulfil these requirements in Miss Lawler ' s work: 1. Physical requirements: a. Lungs (two) b. Heart (won — one) c. Teeth (false) d. Xerve (plenty?) 2. Good Posture: a. Stand on the balls on your feet b. (Xet) weight forward c. Abdomen in d. (Ice) chest prominent e. Shoulder (blades) back (and sharp) f. (Cabbage) head up g. Chin in " She just finished examining me and she made these criticisms: My chest is in My abdomen is out My shoulders are around back My toes turn up Outside of these, I am a perfect woman. " November 1, 1922: Diary, we had a speaker in assembly to- day, and (you will keep this a secret, won ' t you?) one of the girls said to another: " He looks intelligent, doesn ' t he? " " Yes, if high foreheads are a sign — his reaches the back of his neck. " November 17, 1922: Isn ' t the sense of hearing a wonderful thing? Any blind person could easily have discovered that we had soup for dinner. It certainly speaks for itself. November 29, 1922: Six months! somebody just came into the reception hall and asked two girls if they had read the sign on the bulletin board: " No dancing tonight. " " Yes, we saw it, but we don ' t believe in anything but the dollar sign. " December 8, 1922: We had a competition in feats of strength and the winner shouted, " Open the door and let me throw my chest out. " December 18, 1922: Everybody signed a petition today ask- ing for fried potatoes every other morn- ing. This isn ' t anything new, but we don ' t want to endure the shock of a change with- out a warning. December 20, 1922: Today, we learned why sleds go down hill and not up. THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 December 21, 1922: It ' s wonderful to have you, Diary, and to tell you about our Christmas Party. Holy smokestacks, we had a delirious feast, but I never realized that there is a resemblance between people and locomotives — there is — and it is in their " chew-chew. " January 2, 1923: Thank goodness, " Christy " is eating bet- ter today. January 4, 1923: Don ' t be shocked at us when we say that even an oyster under his hard shell may shake a shimmy to the music of the waves. January 11, 1923: REMEMBER THE LOUVAIN LIBRARY When in strange cities you must roam Two places turn your thoughts toward home : If not in Woolworth ' s to financially squander Then off for a library to mentally wander. January 17, 1923: Don ' t be alarmed, but there must be trouble brewing around here because Eld- ridge is on " Pickard " duty. January 21, 1923: We feel confident that some of us would be successful as farmers after two years ' ex- perience of " milking radiators. " January 29, 1923: Instructor to Student: " Make the chalk talk. " Student to himself: " What shall I do? I can ' t make this chalk say a darned word. " January 30, 1923: Watch out, our tempers aren ' t so mild, Some act like animals, hungry and wild. Raw meal in a zoo is a delicate treat, But we being human, would like cooked meat. January 31, 1923: Gossip, dear Diary, gossip. Ruby is the greatest long distance jumper in Xormal, to say nothing about knocking the edges off the balancing board. February 1, 1923: Who was that " Holloran " in school? " Carl? " February 6, 1923: Faculty Government was buried today and Studenl (iovernment took the throne. February 8, 1923: Our young brothers have been rather playful in the dining-room of late and con- sequently they are invited to dine out for an indefinite length of time, but they de- clined the invitation. February 12, 1923: Today the smell of doughnuts prevailed. These were used as protectors for the ears of the young lady students. February 14, 1923: Florrors! Airs. Rogers was held up out- side the " alley " tonight while collecting laundry money, but was miraculously res- cued by presenting her identification tag. February 15. 1923: Faithful Diary, these ingredients pro- duced the Junior colors: Senior pep, ingenu- ity, cleverness, steadfastness, determination. mixed with a lot of excitement. Purple and White, Raw! Raw! Green and While, Raw ! Raw ! Red and White, Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! February 2? 1923: Today we discovered we have a new tire- man, but in a mixup she made a mistake and fired a waitress instead of the furnace. January! February! March! Dress right! The stingiest man in Fitch burg has a button so he would like an over coat to sew on it. April I, 102,3: 1 1 11 me why we go to school The next day after | ril Fool. I itchburg Xormal School, April 22, 1923. Diary. Recorder Class of ' 23, F. X. S. ( )ur i iwn dear I )iary : Realizing that you are in dire need of worthy school-marms in one of your isol schools, we gladly and enthusiastically, as well as reverently, apply for positions. Now is your chance to acquire teachers so well versed that demands are coming in day and night, [f you hesitate at all. well, just ' •Try and yet US. " All the philosophers extol us as being never before equalled, and they tearfully hope they can never again find our equal. We are ex- n emely amazing in lo..ks, kind in. -ii in speak, and are .V ' tirs, As ever, ( kiss i.t ' ' 2.1 May 1, Wl? : The law is on fishing in the Practical 105 T 11 E SAX1 F R AG E 1 9 2 3 ii- subway. Don ' t get caught violating this law. Mu 11. 1923: Que voulez-vous? I ' n prom s ' il nous plait. June 12, 1923: Every nose is (red and white) but through swollen eyes we are looking at the " orange " sun, rise out of our sorrowful night of " gray. " We can hear the birds singing. " Cheer up, cheer up, cheer up. " June 20, 1923: I )earest I )iary : Now, ;ii last, we Seniors have braved the rough sea of knowledge ami have safely reached the port of graduation which is lo- cated two years from entrance, if yon have good luck. We face the cruel world with skirts trailing in its foul dust, but with hopes and hearts high above in the castles of en- deavor we have erected here with you al F. N. S. We shall not say good-hy, for you will always be with us as our ship, Duty, carries us off to different distant shores. Class of ' 23. Overheard in the Library " Have you seen Shakespeare ' s work? " " Why, no — does he have to? " Dupre: " This book must have suffer- ed. " Houle: " Is that so? How come? " Dupre: " It has had its appendix re- moved. " Bacon: " This book is worth $100. " Co-ed: " My, who is it written by? " Bacon: " A cashier, it ' s my bank book. " Carr: " Jimmy Hayes looks much shorter this year. " King: " Oh, yes, you know he has a girl now, and therefore has settled down. " If has been stated by one of our student psychologists that a person can live all his life by the use of drugs. Mr. Smith: Riley? " Bob lost. " ' Who found radium, Mr. Stafford: " You don ' t get as much mail as you used to. " Eldridge: " No, you see I paid the last installment on Wells ' Outline of History last week. " Before the Prom Senior: " I feel uneasy about my money. " Junior: " Didn ' t think you had any. " Senior: " I haven ' t, that ' s why I feel uneasy. " Lawler: " Write a paper on Will this ' Whv, I didn ' t even know it was Thanksgiving. ' ' Miss ' milk. ' " Student (showing paper): do? " Miss Lawler: " Why don ' t you condense it? " " Please, Mr. Boylston, will you sing, ' I hear You Calling Me? ' " " I am very sorry, but I have a bad cold. " " Mr. Clancy, please sing ' A Song of Mr. Morrell Ottoson and Heikkila were standing upon of heat, isn ' t it? " a table which they had carefully made, to ! ! " Not always, test its strength. They overheard Mr. O ' Connell telling someone that there were four board feet in that table top. One said to the other, " Let ' s get off. " Iron is a good conductor Mr. Morrell: " State a case where it isn ' t. " Fitzie: " Well, the steam pipes in P. A. are made of iron, aren ' t they? " Visitor: " Dear me, are we at the count r jail? Holt: " Whv, no, th is is the General office. " Dupre: " All the girls in this school are crazy to go out with me. " Eldridge (mind wandering, probably northward): " Gee, they must be. " THE SAXIFRAGE 1923 Brady is certainly clever. He drew a hen so natural that when he threw it in the waste basket, it laid there. Miss Barr: " Is music immoral? " Junior Flapper: " Not all of it — some pianos are upright. " Absence makes the marks grov rounder. Mr. Parkinson (absent-mindedly writing a dinner invitation): " Failure to observe this notice will not be excused. " Visitor: " My goodness, what a wonder- ful reproduction of Venice. " Student: " No, you ' re wrong, this is only the subway leading to 1 ' . A. " Houle: " Say, Cove, seen Dick? " Cove: " Dick who? " Houle: " Dictation. " Instructor to Wood: " What is ordi- narily used as a conductor of electricity? " Hill: " Why— er— er. " Instructor: " Correct. Now, Healey, (Snooks) what is the unit of electric pow er? " Snooks: " The what, sir " " Instructor: " That will do very good. " Mr. O ' Connell: " How did you get your hand bruised? " Stafford: " Oh, I wuz comin ' home from the man dance and some clumsy yap stepped on my fingers. " King oi the Night: ' Don ' 1 you love these beautiful spring evenings? " Queen of Hearts: " I ' m sorry, Inn I am in training. " Senior: " Look here, this picture makes me look like a monkcx . " Editor of Class Book: " You should have thought of thai befon you had your pii ture taken. " Miss Flanagan: " Don ' t you know why I refused you? " I eo ( ovc: " I i ant think. " Miss Flanaj in " You guessed it. " Day by day, in every way, the subway is getting wetter and wetter. .Mr. Parkinson: " That relief map is worth two hundred dollars. " Young: " It isn ' t now. sir. " We are still wondering how it was pos- sible for Young to fall into buzzard ' .- Hay and not get wet. Mr. Morrell: " What happens when you drop zinc into soldering solution? " Fenton: " It makes a noise Heard in Mr. Kirkpatrick ' s Class Gregory: " Want to debate on my team? " Walker: " Sure. hat side of the ques- tion have you? " Gregory: " Oh, the positive. " Ho ' I In Guards Spring is here, which is obvious when take- a " slant " at the new straw " lids. " Ill- Stafford brother-. Mike and Ike. blos- somed forth with a new wci chapeau thai would make a scarecrow wilt with shame. I hese boy- certainly are forerunner- of i ' , Mr. Stetson has offered these prom- ising young model- positions a- " quick change artists. " Of course you can readily see the scheme. While one i- displaying himself in perfect splendor, the other i- getting " dolled up " to mystifj the i sembly. Foi Bra Step right down out of your bu friends, and come way down front. We have with us today a death defying youth, who defies death at every move of his body. Walter l.andin. who i- noted for his open hand methods " i cat hing boa con stridors, has made his burden heavier by the addition of another medal for bravery. This time he challenges a five-foot black i triped pj thon to a hand t " hand grapple. ' i " course there is only one con elusion which you could wish for, in this hair-raising narrative, and thai is, that the damed thing was dead before he encoun tered it. 107 T II !• ' . SAX] F R AG E 1 l 2 3 A clatter of doors, a rumble of voices, a silent minute, then a thunder of chairs. " Hey, leave those buns alone. " " What, chicken again? " " You fellows are all for yourselves. " " 1 wish 1 was sitting where 1 could get a whack at that boiled cow. ' " Keep your fork where it belongs, and wait until 1 serve you. " " Cut that talk and up- anchor on the sugar. " " Gee, this meat is Just the Dining Hull tough. " " I ' m so stuffed. " " 1 thought the only place they used leather was in tap- ping shoes. " " Goody, Goody, two shoes, we ain ' t got much money, but we got a lot of fun. " " Can you spare all this? " " Set sail on the red lead. " " We have radishes and buttermilk for dessert, oh, pardon my mistake, it ' s strawberry shortcake. " " She ' ll wait for vou. " " All right, let ' s go. " TO OUR PRESIDENT Oh, follow her on to a glorious end, That leader only God could send To guide our dangerous Junior days And teach us our nobler Senior ways. She planned and worked from the very start With classmates always first in her heart. Think of all those dances we had, Those quaint old parties to keep us glad. She thought them out, one by one, With her only hope to furnish good fun And make each classmate free from care As we for a future of service prepare. We ' re with her now, the whole class strong. We wish her a life both great and long. Tn the future each classmate will fondly recall Our Leader, so gentle and kindly to all. 108 THE GOODNOW- PEARSON CO. FITCHBURG ' S DEPARTMENT STORE OPERATORS OF SIXTEEN STORES Women ' s Gloves, Neckwear, Jewelry and Leather Goods Men ' s and Hoys ' Furnishings Men ' s and Hoys ' Clothin» Men ' s and Boys ' Shoes Women ' s Garments and Hlouses Silk and Muslin Underwear Infants ' and Children ' s Wear House Dresses and Aprons Women ' s and Girls ' Shoes Corsets, Brassieres Millinery " A FEW STEPS DOWN, BUT IT PAYS TO GO " OUR Women ' s and Children ' s Hosiery and Underwear riOMZN l " A TR r Goods, Notions, Curtains STREET FLOOR SECOND FLOOR STORE Trunks, Bags, Suit Cases Draperies ATHLETIC GOODS OF EVERY KIND REACH BASEBALL GOODS IIII J III II til J 111 111 Ml lMMIMIMIIIIIIIl!lhllt;il IIMIMIII MINI MINIUM MINI MM III II ' MM MM III VICTOR TALKING MACHINES EDISON PHONOGRAPHS EASTMAN KODAKS MM IIMIMIII Ml MMIMIMMMMMIMMIMIMIM IIMIIMh IMMMIMMMIMIMMMMIMIMIMIMIIMMMM I Iver Johnson Sporting Goods Co. 466 MAIN STREET no COMPLIMENTS OF HARRY E. KENDALL Confectioner and Caterer COMPLIMENTS OF Fitchburg Coal Company F. H. LANE CO. FASHION PARK CLOTHIERS 530-532 MAIN STREET FITCHBURG C. A. CROSS CO., Inc. Success Brand Pure Foods RED CROSS COFFEE W. A. AUSTIN FURNITURE CO. Furniture, Carpets and House Furnishings 458 MAIN STREET 112 GOWELL-PROCTOR ELECTRIC CO. Successor to BRUCE ELECTRIC CO. Contractors, Engineers, Supplies j. h. pr c)ctor GQWELL 6 Putnam Street, Fitchburg Tel. 1350-1351 HARDWARE for Hard Ware CUTLERY That Does Cut QUALITY SPORTING GOODS for Sports KITCHEN UTENSILS FOR EVERY USE PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES FOR ALL KINDS OF WORK MODERN FARM IMPLEMENTS for Modern Methods of Farming and Gardening Stop That Leaky Root with STORMTIGHT Get rid of the muss and dirt of Plastering. Uuv UPSON HOARD Fitchburg Hardware Co. Telephone 1670 314-316 and 746 Main Street OPERATORS OI- ' SIX STORES KIMBALL QUALITY IS ECONOMY About June, Lowell once said : " Then, if ever, come perfect days. " Bui here are the perfecl June loth M isculine in ever) line, but with deftness of real tailoring and quality ol fabric which make them truly individual. Whether your choice be two or three piece Suits here is a vitality and zest that will be immediately apparent to you. Gel in tune with June. We ' ll help you dress f ir the seasi n. $25, $30, $35, $40 up to $55 KIMBALL AND SON CO., Fitchburg Also Leominster Chamberlain-Huntress Co. 332-340 MAIN STREET FITCHBURG. MASS. a I ' ll Try Anything Once " UNLESS YOU ANSWER THIS ADVERTISEMENT BY COMING TO THIS STORE TO DO YOUR SHOPPING WHILE IX FITCH- BURG, NEITHER OF US WILLBENE- i- ' i r Truthful Advertising By a Reliable Firm IS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED TO INCREASE BUSINESS THROUGH FAITHFULLY SERVING ITS CUS- TOMERS How May We Serve You Today ? PARKE SNOW, Inc. Fitchburgs Fastest-Gwwing Department Store WE ARE SHOWING A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF Graduation and Party DRESSES ALL PROPERLY PRICED PARKE SNOW, Inc. Fitchburg, Mass. French Marrons Sardellan Butter Pickled Watermelon ik ' Iii Paste Russian Caviar Sweet l ' ickled Pears Chili Con t ' arne Brussels Sprouts French Corn in Vin- egar l ' ickled Walnuts Mushroom Catsup French Vegetable Relish Hearts of Artichokes Preserved Kumquats Green Turtle Soup Creme de Menthe Cherries French Truffles Mouquin ' s Cordials I lorke Vino Bi meless A.ncho ies Chocolate Fudge Sauce ( lhampomme M. i : R. Vermouth Mors d ' Oeuvre Pate de Foie Gras Fruit Cocktail Guava Jelly Sweet Pickled Peaches " Will You? ?5 Call 1-4-1-0 DRURYS B. A. COOK c CO. iiiiiini Paints Oils Glass Varnishes Art Pictures Wall Papers Picture Framing 1 1 ■ i ■ 1 1 1 1 9-15 OLIVER STREET NOT JUST COURTEOUS BUT GENTLEMEN ARE THE Bickford Cab Drivers They do not reserve all of iheir con- sideration tor themselves but the rights of others are recognized and respected. We are constantly receiv- ing letters praising our drivers for little acts of courtesy. The Bickford Auto Company prides as its greatest asset it- personnel of drivers. It is indeed a source of pleasing satisfac- tion that one may call a CAB for WIFE, DAUGHTER, or MOTHER and know that they are safely in the c-cort of a GENTLEM . . Bickford Auto Co. FITCHBURG, MASS. PHONE 27 When You Have In Mind THE PURCHASE OF TOILET ARTICLES HIGH GRADE STATIONERY PURE DRUGS AND The Best Soda in the City REMEMBER The Brooks Pharmacy (INCORPORATED) TWO STOKES 499 Main Street 78 Green Street SERVICE IS OUR MOTTO Benefit Your Eyes Your Eyesight Can be Improved By our Highly Specialized Optical Service WE thoroughly understand the various phases of eye- sight and latent defects i mi i-l every case is somewhat different from other cases, and we find the very best correction before pre- scribing glasses. CONSULT US ABOUT THE EYES WE WILL l fSE VOl HONES! . N. C. RUBLEE, Optometrist 412 Main St., Fitcbburg We Grind Our Own Li Let I Show ou How It ' D VICTROLAS And Complete Catalog of VICTOR RECORDS Chaffin Victor Parlors 556 MAIN STREET M k i im fRG SIM I l ■ Ii I " OH PI l( II I in COMPLIMENTS OF LESURE, The Florist 5 Putnam Street GET QUALITY WHEN SUITS, HATS YOU WILL FIND THEM BUYING YOUR and FURNISHINGS HERE W. G. PAYSON CO. 292 Main Street, Fitchburg CLOTHIERS HATTERS FURNISHERS W. C. GOODWIN SHOES AND HOSIERY 342-344 MAIN STREET TELEPHONE 1000 HIBBARD ELECTRIC CO. Electrical Contractors and Engineers Electric Supplies 20 CUSHING STREET FITCHBURG, MASS. PHOTOGRAPHS Made at our Studio are more than the ordinary run of pictures they are intimate personal portraits Class Photographer I 9 2 3 Gardner Artist Studio (GEORGE BERGROTH. Local Mai 775 MAIN STREET, FITCHBURG, MASS. Telephone 2825 THE PHOTOGRAPHER IN YOUR TOWN ir MASS. 5 Dau Street. N xt to Shea ' s Theatrp The IVife — Is She As Important As the Stenographer? Would any business man expect his stenographer to write letters in longhand ? No — he supplies her with a typewriter, a modern writing ma- chine. Indeed, she enjoys every time-saving, labor-saving appliance that makes her work more efficient, more convenient, less la- borious. Is the work of managing a home less important than that of running an office? Is the home-manager ' s health and strength and youth and loveliness less important than the stenogra- pher ' s? Isn ' t the home-manager entitled to modern household appli- ances? Fitchburg Gas 8C Electric Light Co. PRICES TO SUIT YOU SUITS TO PLEASE YOU ANGEL, The Tailor ' ? 129 MAIN STREET OPEN EVENINGS 113 Compliments » A FRIEND NICHOLS FROST Where Quality And Service Count Most 341-365 MAIN FITCHBURG, STREET MASS. V E employ only the most foodstuffs. Mechanical sanitary methods in the handli refrigeration in all our markets. ng of .ill Inc. 19 Lunenburg cl 1058 Mail our BROCKELMAN Four Big Markets Main Markel 1! I 420 Mam St. • le fhorn Markel 164 Fairmounl St, BROS. In Fitchburjr Downtown Market 17 I Uptown Mark 119 H HOWARD-WESSON COMPANY WORCESTER, MASS. College Engravers of Ne e w England ■ ElNGRAVERS for the saxifrage 120 Rubber Goods and Sporting Goods We carry the Famous Draper-Maynard Sporting Goods, including Baseball, Basketball, Football, and all Athletic Supplies. Also RUBBER FOOTWEAR BICYCLE TIRES TENNIS SHOES GARDEN HOSE RAINCOATS SICKROOM SUPPLIES FITCHBURG RUBBER CO. % £$£ ST l CITY STEAM LAUNDRY, Inc. " Send It to the Laundry " OFFICE AND LAUNDRY: 170 NORTH STREET, FITCHBURG, MASS. KIDDER c DAVIS House Furnishers 692-700 Main Street Fitchburg, Mass. EDWARDS FURNITURE CO, BETTER FURNITURE AT PRICES YOU PAY FOR THE ORDINARY KIND Main Street, Corner Putnam, Fitchburg, Mass. PHONE 3102 WILLIAM A. DOE COMPANY Wholesale Dealers in BEEF, PORK, LAMB, VEAL Poultry, Fish, Butter, Cheese, Eggs Oils, Olives, Selex, Jams, Pickles FANEUIL HALL MARKET, BOSTON MAIN OFFICE 34 MERCHANTS ROW TELEPHONE, CONGRESS 7020, ALL DEPARTMENTS JENNISON CO. PIPING ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS Fitchburg : : Massachusetts SENTINEL PRINTING COMPANY PRINTERS OF THIS BOOK Publishers of THE FITCHBURG SENTINEL 808 MAIN STREET FITCHBURG, MASS. 122 TRADE WITH CONFIDENCE WITH A FIRM YOU CAN TRUST DIAMONDS SILVERWARE WATCHES S. M. NATHAN REGISTERED OPTOMETRIST IN CHARGE 471 MAIN STREET FITCHBURG, MASS. TELEPHONE 15 04 G. W. Laythe Shoe Company (Incorporated) S. J. MARKHAM Shoes of Quality insurance 369 Main Street, Fitchburg, Mass. 436 MAIN STREET PAUL PETERS McDERMOTT ' S SHOE Barber REPAIRING Shop 64 GREEN ST., FITCHBURG DAY STREET COMPLIMENTS O F MANAGEMENT BON TON RESTAl JRANT Compliments of C. H. WATSON Meats and Groceries COAL You Can Depend Upon Burns freely, because it ' s clean coal, free from slate or clinkers. We wouldn ' t sell any other kind. Union Coal Company PARK BUILDING Phone 740 H. M. ADAMS Fitchburg Produce Company WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FRUIT AND PRODUCE Rear 228 Main Street, Fitchburg, MaSS. U. S. Food Administration License No. 21449 124 Compliments of WILLIAM J. LYONS SON TO THE ADVERTISERS The Class of 1923 wish to thank the adver- tising merchants for their kindness and generos- ity, which helped to make our second volume of The Saxifrage a possibility. RITTER 125 v J k t$ftk ! JWAVf ' ' % SENTINEL FITCHBURG


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