Fitchburg State University - Saxifrage Yearbook (Fitchburg, MA)

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Submaster in the Thorndyke School in Cambridge. Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Cambridge — 1917-1920. Second lieutenant in the United States Army. Instructor in army hospital schools at Teachers ' College, Columbia University. Supervisor of rehabilitation work at Parker Hill Hospital, Boston. New England representative on the National Ameri- canism Committee of the American Legion for three years. Member of the advisory board of the Division of Immigration and Americanization, appointed by Governor Fuller in 1926. State supervisor of adult alien education in the State Department of Education — 1922-1927. Author of publications on Americanization. Our Principal, Inspiring Teacher and Sympathetic Friend, We Lovingly Dedicate The Tercentenary Saxifrage of 1930 MR. CHARLES M. HERLIHY Principal Foreword THE creation of any book is an adventure — an adventure into which one enters with all the zest and zeal of a band of Puritans setting out to establish a new home in an unknown land. So it was that the Saxifrage Board set out to create a new yearbook, one which might reflect the ar- dent spirit of a class, and radiate some of its ideals in the pages of a book. In this year of 1930, which commemorates the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when the nation pauses to pay homage to the memory of pioneer souls, it seems only natural that a book which represents the ideals of young men and women who will soon teach the lessons of patriotism to young Americans, should have as its theme the spirit of the Tercentenary. In the work done by the art department, we have tried to portray the customs and characteristics of those stern and sturdy people who sought our shores for the pur- pose of religious freedom. The little Saxifrage, chosen flower of our school, seems, too, to symbol- ize the purity and perseverance of these God- fearing leaders. With this theme in mind, we worked that our book might be perfect, even to the smallest detail. Before it was finished, we realized that all our dreams had not come true. However, as our pioneer forefathers clung to their vision of future freedom, so we have fostered our hopes of per- fection, which have culminated in this Ter- centenary Saxifrage of 1930. I Order of Bool s CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION CLASSES ORGANIZATIONS HUMOR ADVERTISEMENTS ap Ad be de f hi jk J mn opq rfstuvwxyz eiou AbCDEFCHlJK.LMNOPQ RSTUVWXYZ cieiou ci c i o u ibebib oh ub ho he hi ho hu c cc ic oc uc ca ceci co cu oded id od ud dd dedi dodu In the Nome cf lb. Father end oflh« Son, dnd of the Hob, Ghost JJmcn OUR. Father which art in Heaven, hallowed be thy N«me:thy Kingdom come, thy Wilt be cloneonE irthusit isii Heaven. Give us Ihis lay our l«nly 5reod dnd forgive vi. Trelpalscs as we torsive them that trefpdls d£ainstu5:And lead us not into temptot ' to deliver us from Evil Jfmen M School History SINCE the year 1930 marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Fitchburg Normal School, it will be of interest for us to learn something about the way in which our school was founded, and the great changes which have taken place since its inception up to the present time. At a meeting of the Fitchburg School Committee in 1893, Mr. Joseph G. Edgerly, then Superintendent of Schools, reported on the work which was being done in the training school for teachers which was located at the School Street School. He suggested that the training school be extended, since more adequate facilities were needed. Honorable Arthur H. Lowe, then Mayor of Fitchburg, realizing that teachers should have a thorough preparation for their work, and that the opportunity for this should be given by the state, suggested that a petition be presented to the State Board of Education, requesting that a State Normal School be located in Fitchburg. His suggestion met with unanimous approval, and the peti tion was filed immediately. Soon, many other cities and towns began to send in similar requests. Since the Legislature had been confronted with so many petitions, a strategic campaign was necessary for success. Mr. Edgerly and the School Board were loyally supported by the City Government, the Board of Trade, the Senator from this district, Mr. Joel D. Miller, and all the local members of the Legislature. This determination convinced the State Board of Education, with the result that new normal schools were established in Fitchburg, Lowell, North Adams, and Hyannis. The Fitchburg Normal School was the first of the four to be organized, on July 1, 1895. For the first year and a half it was housed in temporary quarters in the old high school building on Academy Street. In September, 1895, the school opened with a class of forty-six young women, in charge of a principal and three teachers, one of whom was Mr. Preston Smith, who has been a splendid teacher and friend to graduates of all classes, from the first to the thirty-fifth. Although great haste was made to complete the new building, it was not ready for occupancy until December second of the same year. The general aim of the school, as stated in the 1905 report, has been to teach the history and theory of education, together with child study and psychology, to review the subjects taught in grades below the high school, and to have put into actual, effect by expert teachers, the principles, methods, and devices discussed in the theoretical study of teaching. The Board elected John G. Thompson, A. M., the first principal of the school, whose term of office was completed in 1920. At the last meeting of the City Government in 1899, there was adopted an order appropriating $20,000 toward the building of a ten-room practice school, which was later named in honor of Superintendent Edgerly, who did so much to foster the growth of the new training school. In 1903, it became apparent that a dormitory for the girls was necessary, and early that year Miller Hall was ready for occupancy. In 1909, the Normal Junior High School, one of the first of its kind, was established opposite the Edgerly School. With the opening of this building in 191 1, came the course in Practical Arts, and it is interesting to note that eight men were enrolled the first year. When the normal school opened its nineteenth year on September 2, 19 13, the latest and most important addition to the school equipment was the new $75,000 dormitory, Palmer Hall, located directly across the campus from Miller. In 1914, Mr. George H. Hastings, a member of the school faculty, purchased the greenhouse which bears his name, and gave it to the school. Mr. Thompson was succeeded as principal by Mr. William D. Parkinson, who served faithfully in that capacity up to 1927. In the fall of that year, our own Principal Charles M. Herlihy took up the work of guiding and teaching young men and women who are preparing to carry on the work of education. During the thirty years since the beginning of the school, 3,251 men and women have graduated and now call Fitchburg Normal School their Alma Mater. Many changes have taken place in and around the school, and yet there are many traditions which were started thirty-five years ago which are still carried on today. The first graduating class inaugurated the custom of planting a class tree, while the second class conceived the idea of ivy exercises. Besides these, the Junior arches through which Seniors marched, the display of school and class colors, May Pole dances, hoop rolling contest, and the Saxifrage formed part of the annual class day exercises — traditions which have been kept faithfully all through the years. Yet we have gleaned some information concerning equipment and customs which might be amusing to students of today. When the school opened, there was no telephone in the building, and when one was installed around 1900, it was the cause of such disturbance that school officials threatened to remove it. There was no Senior Prom, but rather a very stately reception, to which the dignitaries of the city and the gentlemen friends of the Seniors were invited. We gain an idea of its dignity from the following excerpt taken from the Fitchburg Sentinel of June 24, 1898: " The hours were from 8 to 10, and the building was thronged all the evening with the hosts, graduates, members of the faculty, parents and friends. The charms of music lent their aid to the occasion, and that most delightful form of social intercourse, the moving about and greeting of friends, occupied the attention of all most satisfactorily. " As a necessary requirement for graduation, each senior gave a speech, or platform exercise, as it was called, in the Assembly Hall, before faculty and students. Long theses were also required, but the two were later discontinued and projects were substituted for them. The athletics of the school were not sufficiently developed to encourage competition with other schools, but inter- class games were frequently enjoyed. In order to bring about a feeling of kinship between the graduates of the different years, and to increase the loyalty of the students for their school, an elaborate Alumni Reunion was held on June 21, 1930, under the direction of Miss Maud A. Goodfellow, President of the Alumni Association, and a graduate of the first class. The theme of the reunion was " The Good Old Days, " and the idea was carried out by all participants, who showed, by acting, pantomine, and pictures, the habits of their school days. The program began early in the afternoon with an address of welcome by Principal Herlihy, and continued until the banquet which was held at six o ' clock. In the evening, an Alumni dance was enjoyed, at which many people renewed acquaintances. Such a large gathering of graduates showed clearly the love which these people bear for the Fitchburg Normal School, which has upheld through the years a splendid quality of work, and has ever adhered to the motto, " Learn to do by doing " , which was a vital factor in early school days, and which is a recognized principle of progressive education today. ALMA MATER— SCHOOL SONG Words by Mollie Wild, 1927 Music by Elizabeth T). Perry = t S £=t =t • w " w , when life, we dreamed, Was z zfc: : : = : 4=- s -I - -I — :p=± -4=2- :S5: a - go, when lite, we dreamed, was i - deal as it seemed, And to come, if life laid bare Seems far more gray than fair, Or :(= S % IS = =fc q — Hid- =£ -o- ■ ± + v + V " ¥ v tho ' ts of un-taught youth soared high, While on-ly joy came nigh. ' Twas then with vi - sion clear we if suc-cesswith us climbs high While on-ly joy comes nigh; Tis then, in plight or might,we ' ll -m— —m- ±= :i C E= : h — - t— S - 4=2- -£2—§ r- - —P- - fr- r — % - ri i 4= :t : - - ■ 3t fe = J - iS «i V-tr r-NZfJ—i S3 : ■r- ' -r- chose,And to that choice we rose, With cour-age strong and hearts of song To car - ry thy ideal on. rise — Thyspir-it nev - er dies — With courage strong and hearts of song To car - ry thy ideal on. -f=2- ■»■—»■ — » L P (=2- C2I :te: t± = f = t = i =, - .— — =! =£= F fr -»-|»-j»— If;; 8» - : F=F Ft- t: Chorus 3= i J- SEfcSFS « iEgEiE , SE = So Flag of Al - ma Ma- ter float, On e -ter - nal wings of praise, For thee un-numbered hosts to-day EB3 ES:! fcrftezfrrz fcp=tfcz=ta=t=f=l M— —m- :t=t 4=2- 2=N= =5 z. Eg I Lo I U» U " J :|= gEtX ElEp Their will -ing voic - es raise; Thru- out the world their ti- ny flame From thy quick light still gleams, jt£=k s M= =F= 4=2- = = : -P-- -m- r P—»- S — S !• L fcS==t= : =M =t =r =t ± _ _. U2. £ While youth and age u - nit - ed claim The home where for-tune beams, The home where fortune beams ffi :t: - — 4»- = =£= W U :|K=te-±: U U» jt= - - : — fc - 1 • - -r£- Ah Efti LY CIeu En uah 5ckoolhouse Qampus % • " ■ ifi 1 S- ' ■ ? ■ ' n4 i ' i Vi Hi ■:;:■ - : A Jb fc. it " L rX $ mm f - ' v $ v . «Ei_ k -A . H j.iiW XJ Hastings Conservatory WP 1 1 vrtjtt a; F. N. S. Athletic Field smkb - ■ frit:: ■ Administration :- . rrW ' MISS SUSAN M. WILLIAMS Faculty Advisor of the Class of 1930 ' ' A lively imagination, united to a love of the beautiful, forming, in its higher exercises, one of the chief constituents of creative talent in the fine arts. " — Dr. Webster. «n MISS FLORENCE D. CONLON 1930 Saxifrage Faculty Advisor ' ' And when the stream was passed away, It had left deposited upon the silent shore Of memory, images and precious thoughts of thee That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed! ' — Wordsworth. MISS GERTRUDE E. BRADT Dean of Women " A friend in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justice and sincerity . " — Johnson. y tt MR. WILLIS B. ANTHONY Dean of Practical Arts Men ' ' The harmony of greatness exists in a character which is strong; where a rich, deep life wells up, and opposites blend together in unison. " — Ullmann. MR. JOHN L. RANDALL Dean of Junior High School Men ' The wisest man could ask no more of fate Than to be simple, modest, manly, true. " — Lowell. to (glasses mflm SENIOR CLASS SONG Words b f Mary Mullen k Music by Joseph F. Bp.eNNAN I $v ±=£=+ m ?= a wp ii =3-j W Our class as-piresto tri-umphsheighl Whereon our ban-ner proud-ly Ovy heavls ovr spir-il ovr i-deals We know will a I- ways be Ihe m P " Tf B i» i» £ fr «D B i N , N , — N «- - s p gleams lhal ban-ner On Inat blue and wnite me sym-boloT our hopes and dreams same Our deeas I he Tu-ture shall ire-veal nay ilnev lo Ihee brina on-ly tame m . a i ® HE ft Ff I Chorus k n — i i Ei= y. S— 5o let our class in tri-umphrise To meel each bold al- lack wilhriqhl And £ ngr • m m m m p s i pp M i i 4 W f SS raise our slan-dards to Ihe skies Our Nor-ma lo tV e no-blesl Keiqbl v C PC c I ff retard ,f. " W Senior Class Officers President, Lawrence Houle; Vice President, Helen Barnicle; Secretary, Charlotte Gould; Treasurer, Joseph Brennan LAWRENCE HOULE President Larry ' s desire to be always doing something worthwhile, especially something which would boost F. N. S., has led him into many activities, in each of which his success has been outstanding. His sincerity, his love of fair play, and his de- lightful wit, have endeared him to all, but particularly to his classmates of 1930, who will always remember and appreciate his friendship. HELEN BARNICLE Vice-President Helen, our vice-president for three years, is a girl possessed of native ability, a will to ac- complish what she sets out to do, and a thought- ful and helpful disposition. That her fine qualities are recognized by her classmates is clearly shown in the honors and duties they have elected to give her. An enthusiastic in- terest in people and school affairs, a smile and a friendly greeting are part of our recollection of Helen. CHARLOTTE GOULD Secretary Sports seems to hold a high place in Charlotte ' s affections, for she is an ardent devotee of most forms of recreation. She has gained the ad- miration of many, both faculty and students, during her three years at school, for, besides being blessed with a joyous disposition, she is an earnest worker and a dependable student. JOSEPH BRENNAN Treasurer To Joe, music is the main ingredient of a happy existence. His classmates are indebted to him for the inspiring music of the 1930 class song, and for many enjoyable moments while listening to him play. Joe ' s amiable disposition and proficiency in Math are the envy of less fortunate seniors. His classmates recognized his practical side, because for the second con- secutive year he has been chosen for the respon- sible position of watchdog of the treasury. Page forty-one H Page forty-two BEATRICE BLOOD Main Street Groton, Mass. elementary course ' ' Let your own discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word to the action. " — Shakespeare. W. A. A.; Day Girls ' Association; Hockey, ' 29. Page forty -three Page forty -four LILLIAN BEATRICE BREEN 30 Windham Street Worcester, Mass. elementary course " There is great ability in knowing how to conceal great ability. " — LaRochefoitcould. W. A. A.; Student Government. JOSEPH FRANCIS BRENNAN 4 McCormick Street Worcester, Mass. junior high school course " I always loved music, whoso has skill in this art, is of a good temperament, fitted for all things. — Luther. M. A. A.; Secretary, Men ' s Student Government; Glee Club; Captain, Junior Volleyball; Baseball; Class Soccer; Class Basketball; Class Tennis; Mohawk; Class Treasurer, ' ig- ' o. ELEANOR URSULA BROWNE 31 Beacon Avenue Holyoke, Mass. elementary course " Faithfulness and Sincerity first of all. " — Confucius. Glee Club; W. A. A.; Student Government Saxi- frage Board. Page forty -five Page forty-six MM Page forty-seven Page forty-eight ■ Page forty-nine li9P i Page fifty Page fifty-one Page fifty -two Page fifty-three BERYL ELIZABETH GOODWIN 3 First Street Taunton, Mass. elementary course ' ' Manners — the final and perfect flower of noble character. " — Winter. W. A. A.; Student Government; Glee Club, Page fifty -four Page fifty -five LORRAINE HARRIETT HARRIS 40 Joslin Street North Leominster, Mass. elementary course ' ' Describe her who can — An abridgement of all that was pleasant in man. " — Goldsmith. Day Girls ' Council, ' 29; W. A. A. Page fifty-six PRACTICAL ARTS COURSE ' ' It is not what he has, nor even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. " — Amiel. M. A. A.; Treasurer, Men ' s Student Government; Mohawk; Class Volleyball; Class Soccer; Business Manager, " Mohawk News. " MARGARET ELIZABETH HAYES South Deerfield, Massachusetts elementary course ' ' Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace. " Glee Club, ' 28-30; W. A. A. Student Counci ' 29- ' 3o: Senior Class Play, " The Patsy. " Mass. ALICE MARIE HENNESSEY 770 Bedford Street Fall River elementary course " The most certain sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness. Her state is like that of things in the region above the moon, always clear and serene. " — Montaigne. Glee Club, ' 29; W. A. A.; Student Government. Page fifty -seven CARTER HOKAN HOKANSON 36 Sherbrook. Avenue Worcester, Mass. practical arts course ' ' I am constant as the northern star, Of whose true-fix ' d, and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament. " — Shakespeare. M. A. A.; Student Government Association. GERTRUDE MARY HOUDE 51 West Srteet Leominster, Mass. elementary course ' ' Let ' s banish business, banish sorrow; To the gods belongs tomorrow. " — Cowley. A. A.; Glee Club; Day Girls ' Association. LAWRENCE REUBEN HOULE 47 Benefit Street Worcester, Mass. junior high school course " His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of wrong. " — Emerson. Class President, ' 30; Dramatic Club; Mohawk; M. A. A.; Student Government; Class track, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball; Debating Club; Tennis. Page fifty-eight Page fifty-nine ■A i ■ Page sixty WILLIAM JOSEPH KELLIHER i8 Orchard Street Marlboro, Mass. PRACTICAL ARTS COURSE " IVe grant, altho ' he had much wit He was very shy of using it; As being loath to wear it out, And therefore bore it not about. " — Butler. A. A.; President, Men ' s Student Government, ' ag- ' jo; Vice-President, Mohawks; Saxifrage Board, Editor, " Mohawk News " ; Baseball Mana- ger; Mohawk Play, ' 28; Class Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, and Soccer; Senior Class Play, " The SULO AHTI KEMPAINEN 214 Rollstone Street Fitchburg, Mass. junior high school course " No matter what his rank or position may be, the lover of books is the richest and the happiest of the children of men. " — Langford. M. A. A.; Student Government; Mohawk Club; Orchestra, ' 30. Page sixty-one MARJORIE HUBBARD KEYES South Deerfield, Massachusetts elementary course ' ' Why should she talk, whose presence lends a grace to every table where she shows her J ' ace? " — Holmes. W. A. A.; Treasurer, Student Government, ' kj- ' jo; Saxifrage Board. KATHARINE ANN KIELTY 80 South Street Fitchburg, Mass. junior high school course True wit is nature to advantage dressed What oft was thought, but ne ' er so well expressed. " — Pope. Glee Club, ' 27; Day Girls ' Association; W. A. A.; - ' 29; Class Basket- 7-2R; Track, ' 27. All Normal Hockey, v 27- ' 28 ball, ' 2J—29-, Class Soccer, WILLIAM JOSEPH LACEY, Jr. Dewey Street Worcester, Mass practical arts course ' ' Pure compound of oddity, frolic, and fun! Who relished a joke and rejoicd in a pun. " — Goldsmith. Dramatic Club, ' 28-30; Glee Club; M. A. A. Student Government. Page sixty-two ABNER E. LACOUTURE 57j Millbury Street Worcester, Mass PRACTICAL ARTS COURSE ' ' Music resembles poetry; in each Are nameless graces which no methods teach, And which a master-hand alone can reach. " — Pope. Glee Club; M. A. A.; Student Government; Inter class Basketball, ' 28; Class Soccer, ' iS- ' lg. AGNES TERESA LAUGHLIN 4 Dartmouth Street Taunton, Mass. junior high school course " An inborn grace that nothing lacked Of culture or appliance The warmth of genial courtesy The calm of self-reliance. " — Whittier. President, Dormitory Student Government, ' 30; Vice-President, Dramatic Club, ' 29 ' 30; Saxifrage Board, ' 30; Head of Hiking, ' 29; W. A. A.; De- bating Council, ' 29; Gaveleer Play, " The House Next Door. " MARIE JULIE LEGER 97 Carey Street Fitchburg, Mass. junior high school course They are never alone that are accompanied by noble thought. " — Sidney. W. A. A.; Day Girls ' Association; Glee Club. Page sixty-three Page sixty-Jour Page sixty-five m ' m Page sixty-six KATHERINE MARY McTIGUE 60 Allyn Street Holyoke, Mass. elementary course ' ' Let me silent be; For silence is the speech of love, The music of the spheres above. " — Stoddard. Glee Club, ' 29; W. A. A.; Student Government; Senior Class Play, " The Patsy. " MARY AILEEN MELLITT 13 Henry Street Fitchburg, Mass. junior high school course ' ' Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale, Her infinite variety. " — Shakespeare. W. A. A.; Day Girls ' Association; Glee Club. ELEANOR MARY MORIARTY 33 High Street Bondsville, Mass. elementary course ' ' Genuine and innocent wit is surely the very flavor of the mind, it implies no small amount of wisdom and culture. " — Harvey. W. A. A.; Student Government. ■ Page sixty-seven i CHARLES JOHN MOTYKA 27 Green Street Dudley, Mass. practical arts course ' ' His nature is too noble for the world: His heart ' s his mouth — What his breast Jorge s that his tongue must vent. " — Shakespeare. Varsity Soccer, ' 30; Varsity Basketball, ' 27; Varsity Baseball, 28- ' 29; Class Soccer, ' 28- ' 3o; Class Volleyball, ' 28- ' 3o; Class Track, ' 28- ' 3o; Class Baseball, ' 27; Glee Club, ' 30; M. A. A.; Student Government; Mohawks. RUTH MADELEINE 74 Waltham Street MOYNIHAN Maynard, Mass. elementary course ' ' All who joy would win Must share it; Happiness was born a twin! " — Shakespeare. Girls ' Association; All Normal Hockey, ' 28- Class Hockey, ' 28- ' 29; Soccer, W. A. A. MARY BEATRICE MULLEN Hammond Street Leominster, Mass. junior high school course ' ' Reason s whole pleasure, all the joys of sense Life in three words — health, peace, and competence. " — Butler. Day Girls ' Association; Glee Club, ' 27- ' 3o; Dramatic Club, ' 28- ' 3o; W. A. A.; Saxifrage Board; Gaveleer Play, " The House Next Door. " Page sixty-eight 135 EILEEN PATRICIA MURPHY East Street Chicopee Falls Mass. ELEMENTARY COURSE ' ' y°y s rf ' e mainspring in the whole Of endless Nature ' s calm rotation. Joy moves the dazzling wheels that roll In the great time-piece of Creation. " — Schiller. Freshman Representative, Student Council; Dra- matic Club; Glee Club; Freshman Representative Debating Council; W. A. A. Board. MARY JANE MURPHY 135 Cottage Street Fall River, Mass. elementary course ' ' Enthusiasm imparts itself magnetically and fuses all into one happly and harmonious unity of feeling and sentiment. " — Alcott. Student Government; W. A. A. FRANCIS J, NEEDHAM 18 Ledge Street Clinton, Mass. junior high school course ' ' Men of few words are the best men. " — Shakespeare. M. A. A.; Baseball, ' i-j- ' i ; Varsity Basketball, ' 28- ' jo; Varsity Soccer, ' 29; Class Basketball, ' 2-- ' 28; Class Volleyball, ' 28- ' 29; Tennis, ' 29; Class Soccer, ' 27- ' 28; Glee Club. I Page sixty-nine CAROLINE LOUISE NEILSON Stow Massachusetts elementary course ' ' For ' tis the mind that makes the body rich, And as the sun breaks through the darkest cloud, So honor peereth. " — Shakespeare. Glee Club, ' 30; W. A. A.; Representative, Debating Council, ' 29; Student Government. MARGARET ANNA NEWMAN 291 Prospect Street Northampton, Mass elementary course ' ' For the sages say, that the world makes way For the earnest soul that says, ' I will ' . " — Waterman. Student Government; W. A. A. MARY LOR ETTA O ' CONNOR 507 Pleasant Street Worcester, Mass. elementary course ' ' Lovable, happy, and sincere — And to many friends she is most dear. " — Anon. W. A. A.; Hockey; Soccer; Tennis; Glee Club; Student Government. Page seventy Page seventy-one Page seventy-two Page seventy-three ■ Page seventy-four Page seventy-five ■ OTTO SALAK 84 Arlington Street Framingham, Mass. practical arts course ' ' He that respects himself is safe from others, He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. " — Longfellow. Student Government; M. A. A.; Captain, Class Soccer, ' ig- ' o; Captain, Varsity Soccer, ' 29- ' 30; Captain, Class Basketball, ' 28- ' 3o; Class Baseball, ' a8- ' jo; Class Track, ' 28- ' 30; Glee Club; Gaveleer Society; Saxifrage Board — Staff Photographer. HELEN REGAN SCANNELL 63 Nonotuck Street Holyoke, Mass. junior high school course " A wonderful fitness of body and mind. " — Emerson. W. A. A.; Vice-President, Student Government, ' 29- ' 3o; Head of Swimming, ' 27- ' 3o; All Normal Hockey, ' 27-30; All Normal Basketball, ' 27- ' 3o; All Normal Baseball, ' 28; Saxifrage Board; Glee Club. EDNA PAULINE SHEA 36 Dartmouth Street Springfield, Mass. junior high school course ' ' She knew her own way and sought it with tremendous persistence and astonishing success. " — Bradford. Vice-President, W. A. A., ' 28- ' 29; Varsity Basket- ball; All Normal Hockey; All Normal Baseball; Head of Baseball; Cheer Leader; President, Girls ' Glee Club, ' 29 ' 3o; Saxifrage Board. Page seventy-six Page seventy-seven ge seventy-eight ml ANNA LOUISE SULLIVAN 1831 Bedford Street Fall River, Mass. elementary course ' ' Good manners and good morals Are sworn friends and firm allies. " — Bremer. Student Government; W. A. A.; Glee Club. CATHERINE AGNES SULLIVAN 84 North Main Street Webster, Mass. elementary course ' ' Beneath the quiet calm of placed mien Lay depths of comradeship and laughter unex- pressed. " — Cowper. Student Government; W. A. A.; Glee Club, ' 29; Saxifrage Board. HILDING O. SUNDBERG 31 Olga Avenue Worcester, Mass. practical arts course ' ' do not think a braver gentleman More active — valiant, or more valiant — young, More daring, or more bold, is now alive To grace this latter age with noble deeds. " — Shakespeare. Student Government; Dramatic Club, ' 28- ' 3o; Class Basketball, ' 28- ' 30; Class Soccer, ' 28- ' 3o; Class Baseball, ' 28- ' 3o; Class Volleyball, ' 28- ' 3o; Class Track, ' 28- ' 30; Captain, Class Tennis; M. A. A.; Glee Club; Saxifrage Board. seventy-nine MANUEL JOSEPH SYLVIA Barstow Street Mattapoisett, Mass. practical arts course " Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, These three alone lead life to sovereign power. " — Tennyson. Varsity Soccer; Class Baseball, ' 28- ' 3o; Gaveleer Society; Gaveleer Play, " First Year " ' 28; Gaveleer Play, " The House Next Door " , ' 30; Glee Club; Saxifrage Board. JOSEPH KENYON VALENTINE 336 Washington Street Taunton, Mass. practical arts course ' ' He had then the grace, too rare in every clime Of being, without a lloy of fop or beau, A finished gentleman from top to toe. " — Byron. Student Government; M. A. A.; Varsity Soccer, ' 30; Class Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track; Class Treasurer, ' 27- ' 28; Treasurer, Gaveleer Society; Gaveleer Play, " The First Year " , ' 28; Dramatic Club. RUSSELL JAMES WATSON 48 Highland Street Worcester, Mass. practical arts course ' ' In joys, in grief, in triumphs, in retreat, Great always, without aiming to be great. " — Roscommon. Student Government; Assistant Librarian, ' 29; M. A. A.; Dramatic Club, ' 28- ' 29; Class Soccer ' 28- ' 29; Class Handball, ' 29. Page eighty - ■ ■ Page eighty-one ■ GRETCHEN HOPE YOFFA 255 Main Street Gardner, Mass. elementary course ' ' is by speech that many of our best gains are made. A large part of the good we receive comes to us in conversation. " — Gladden. Day Girls ' Association; W. A. A.; Class Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Track; Class Base- ball; Harvard-Yale Hockey; All Normal Hockey, Basketball; Head of Girl Scouts; Glee Club. Commencement Activities Saturday, June fourteenth, ushered in the beginning of the commencement activities of the class of 1930. Class Day Exercises, at which many traditions of the school were repeated as in former years, were held on the campus in the after- noon. On Saturday evening, before a large audience of graduates, parents, and friends, the Senior Class Play, " The Patsy " , was very ably presented. The cast, to whom much credit is due for the admirable performance, was as follows: Mr. Harrington John Griffin Mrs. Harrington Margaret Hayes Grace Harrington Helen Flavin Patricia Harrington Catherine McTigue Billy Caldwell Frank Ford . Tony Anderson Frank Geary Sadie Buchanan Ann Kaplinsky Francis O ' Flaherty William Kelliher " Trip " Busty Sing Out, that memorable occasion when graduates assemble to sing the songs and hymns which have become familiar during school days, was held on Sunday afternoon, June 15. The musical program was divided into two parts, the first of which contained music characteristic of the people of 1630, and the latter the modern music of 1930. On Monday afternoon, June 16, the Class of 1930 met in the Assembly Hall for the last time, and received the diplomas, the symbols of graduation, from Honorable Arthur H. Lowe. The class was fortunate to have as the speaker of the afternoon, Dr. Rollo Brown of Yale University, a noted educator and author, and a most inspiring lecturer. Every year we hear seniors state with conviction that theirs is the best class yet. However, as the strains of the Alma Mater filled the air on graduation day, members of the graduating class knew that the spirit and cooperation which has marked every one of their undertakings has been but a sign of a deeper loyalty which is rooted in their hearts for the class of 1930, and for the Fitchburg Normal School which they will always remember with happiness and pride. Page eighty-two Senior History Freshman Tear 1927-1928 Fourteenth of September! How well we remember! With hearts forlorn We awoke that morn. To learn upon seniors we must not intrude, Must not be a flapper and yet not a prude, But assume a professional attitude. We soon joined Student Government and the A. A. We joined other clubs, then, without delay, A meeting was called which all should attend To choose leaders to help us attain our end. We had class spirit — and many friends claim It was this fine quality gained for us fame And helped us acquire an honored name. Thomas Hughes, President, wise and benign, Helen Barnicle, Vice-President, leader so fine, Our Scribe, Gert Fitzgerald, we all admire, Our Treasurer, Valentine, was a live wire. With such able officers we heard folks say, ' ' A wonderful class that will be some day A class that for others will lead the way. " On December ninth of that very same year A reception was held for our principal here. ' Twas then that we knew as we looked around That a better principal ne ' er could be found. No words can we find — though try we may To express our devotion which grows day by day To Principal Herlihy — our friend always. Our Valentine party — best one of them all ' Til the Prom when our ushers were held in thrall. Too soon came Class Day — ' twas now time to part From many of those whom we ' d loved from the start. Remember the middies? One could perceive That we were just Freshmen — yet to achieve The honors which Seniors on that day receive. ■ Page eighty-three M Freshman Tear 1928-1929 The Freshman Class of twenty-nine Was thought by all to be very fine. Freshmen may come, and Freshmen go, But this is a class you ' d like to know. In all their work and all their play A commendable spirit they ' d always display, While better and better they grew day by day. The wisdom of this class surely was shown On the day their class elections were known. Secretary, Dot Turcotte; President, John O ' Malley; Treasurer, Bill Cronin; Vice-President, Anna Falvey; With such competent leaders — the very best And a class song full of ardor and zest, We all could quickly foretell the rest. It was a year of work and fun Continuing joyous — as ' twas begun. The Valentine party — as you may surmise Was a great success, with many a surprise. Then soon came June and Graduation Why did the Freshmen show such elation ? To Normal they ' d come again after vacation. Page eighty-jour Junior Tear 1928-192Q This year of course, We were back full force, With our old courage waning As we went in training, Working hard our endurance to test, Sharing our joys and our woes with the rest, We all were determined to do our best. Class officers now we to you tell: Neil Powers, our President, you all know well. Again Helen Barnicle for Vice-President, Joe Brennan to treasure all money not spent, Charlotte F. Gould kept our records all year. From September to June it surely was clear That our spirit was fine and our work sincere First " second-year Junior class " of F. N. S. Were we successful? Decidedly, " Yes. " The Hallowe ' en party we gave brought delight On the night we displayed our blue and white. When Class Day rolled round and training was o ' er And we watched our balloons toward the sky gaily soar, We hoped that still greater success was in store. Page eighty-five 19 ■ Senior Tear i 929-1 930 Back we came eagerly, as Seniors now Before us the Freshmen respectfully bow — But soon the events of the year had begun And Seniors and Freshmen were banded as one. After a summer of fun and rest, We continued our search for learning with zest, Hoping to make this last year our best. Our class chose as President, Larry Houle, And as Vice-President, Helen Barnicle — Charlotte F. Gould was our scribe one year more, And Joe Brennan, Treasurer, just as before. Our first social gesture this year was to greet The Freshmen, who all were so pleasant to meet, That the party with friendliness seemed replete. The next Senior function, the Masquerade Ball, Was a gala event and enjoyed by all. The New Year ' s Eve dance, an all-school affair, Was something quite new and much fun was had there. We then prepared for that great day in May, The twenty-third, when the Seniors held sway At our Prom — a real joy to us in every way. With plans for commencement activities, Projects and interviews — anxieties, The days and the weeks sped quickly by, Although to prolong them we often did try — Our Class Day, at Sing Out, e ' en at the Class Play, As well as upon Graduation Day, We wished that at Normal we could longer stay. ' Tis hard now to find words appropriate To express the thoughts of a graduate — Joy at completing a task begun, Sorrow to leave those whose friendship we ' ve won. In the future in days of joy or distress The happiest memories that we ' ll possess Will be those of our years here at F. N. S. Page eighty-six (Hass of 1931 i ■ ■ nri.« ■» . r u o s Junior Class Officers President, William Branley; Vice-President, Domiceles Kwayaskas; Secretary, Gertrude Puhakka; Treasurer, John O ' Malley WILLIAM BRANLEY President Bill possesses the unusual faculty of making and holding friends easily. He has a charming personality with which he expresses a spon- taneous gaiety that is infectious. Sports hold great charms for him, and he is one of the most skillfull athletes in school. With such qualities, one may easily understand why he has been chosen to lead the Class of ' 31. GERTRUDE PUHAKKA Secretary It is evident that Gertrude ' s conduct will always be a credit to the school, since her actions are governed by a calm dignity which is de- lightful to watch. Her scholastic record and personal characteristics are such that one may truly say that she possesses those qualities which make for perfection in work and in play. DOMICELES KWAYASKAS Vice-President The fact that she possesses a keen mind, a fine sense ot humor, and a love of mischief, may serve to explain the esteem in which Domi is held by all of her friends. She is a staunch supporter of the Junior Class, as can be testified by occupants of the day girls ' rest room. JOHN O ' MALLEY Treasurer Poise and a very pleasing voice are John ' s foremost characteristics. His dramatic ability has been shown to advantage in many school plays, and even the upper classmen envy his confident serenity. His qualities of leadership have been recognized, for he was president of the first Freshman Class, and this year has been honored by the office of treasurer of the funds of ' 31. Junior Qlass Activities " Life seems to us, not a state of being, but a process of becoming. " That ' s our motto — - not one agreed upon by popular vote, but simply one that we un- consciously live up to. The Junior class, only seventy-two in number, find cooperation the best way of turning out good results; and cooperate they must to accomplish anything. Page eighty -nine Junior Class Activities — Continued Do you remember the Hallowe ' en party with its ghastly witches standing by an open fire; the bright orange, black, and green moss drooping gracefully from branches on the lamps; the faces of black cats and witches beaming slyly at us whichever way we turned? Surely you remember the many skeletons and witches that appeared in " Seeing Things at Night " and beckoned the juniors to assemble and sing the class song for the first time at a public entertainment. The applause received gave due credit to the composer, Edwin Harris, and the writer of the words, Irja Waris. The refreshments, consisting of doughnuts, coffee, apples and popcorn balls, were served in a very orderly fashion. Benches and chairs were arranged in the lobby for the faculty. Here waitresses, with pumpkin aprons on, served the guests. Since our Hallowe ' en party, the Juniors have been asked several times to be in charge of refreshments at other parties. Musicians? A large number of them are juniors. Two of our prominent pianists are Harriet Mills and Edwin Harris. Our vocalist, Roland Bourdon, and Mario Ciccone, our saxaphone player, are juniors. The Tercenternary choir, con- ducted by Miss Perry, includes several of our good singers, both men and women. We recall how frequently the juniors have been asked to entertain at assemblies and school dances. The F. N. S. basketball team, which has made a fair showing this year, has several very good players, three of the stars being juniors, namely Branley, Sautter and Ward. As for the girls ' basketball teams — they used practically every girl in the class and succeeded in getting a first and second team. Although the junior girls didn ' t win any of the games, two important games with the seniors scored 25-24 and 20-21. The juniors have had representatives in every sort of athletic activity, especially the hikes. This year an unusual thing happened to the juniors. Since all the courses are being changed to cover three years, it has become necessary for some of the juniors to train in the elementary grades. This fact caused a great deal of excitement. Some were disappointed in having to teach in lower grades when they had chosen Junior High School work. Others had no particular preference and said they would be content with what fate gave them. Training this year has been a question of great concern to the junior trainers who are scattered in three different buildings. Some are at the D. M. Dillon School, others at Edgerly, and still others at the Normal Junior High School. Every third Wednesday of the month is the day for class meetings. The junior meetings are held in one of the large classrooms. The procedure is as follows: the secretary ' s report is read, the attendance is taken, and old and new business is discussed. A special program is planned for each month by a committee chosen previously. One of the most entertaining and educational programs was one conducted by Dorothy Turcotte. Mr. Ralph W. Howard showed moving pictures and lectured on his trip to Europe. The seniors had been invited to hear the lecture and the president of the seniors expressed his thanks in behalf of his classmates. One of the best facts concerning our class is that it seems to be the " happy medium " of the school. It seems to get along nicely with the freshmen, giving them a few helpful hints and some necessary advice, without disturbing them about class colors and their class song. As for the seniors, we respect them, hoping some day to be also " sitting on top of the world. " The junior officers are: William Branley of Weymouth, president; Domicele Kwayauskas of Leominster, vice-president; Gertrude Puhakka of Fitchburg, secretary; and John O ' Malley of Fitchburg, treasurer. %e ninety Junior Autographs ninety-one Junior Autographs %e ninety-two FRESHMEN CLASS SONG Words and Music bv Madeline Murph -tt ii 1 J N: I i J J , i Q O Fresh-men, Fresh-men Lis - ten to our sonq We ' re a stu-dent - - -P5- - -C2- _«. JB- JL -•- j »l « £ i ft 1 •I « - • « o bo-dv one hun-dred fif-ieen strona. We are all aood work- ers E- %[ h 1 = i :i - t : «-s — «- Flint 1 w II i Lo -al and Irue blue That is wkj we ' re sw -ina, Freshmen here ' s to ou m mgm a £ »t i Chorus » i a 3 3A£ « 3, J • — gf Three cheers for all the Fresh- men Here we stand to - da We ' ll al-wa js be u- P -P- -p f -P- -p -f- P. -» _ - 0- V J V. - £ Kfc ! fr i ft ti ft £ ia n ±=3=a ?- = 2T «— == 3 g nit - ed in our work and plav hoth-iia can daunt us AH n -vals we ' ll sur i — c- - ■ . l z z i i 7 " " a 9 p-i — p i IS 5 5 fcft 3: »J J J 1 j: J j U.C. I S pass We proph- e - su qreat vici ' n ' es for our Fresh-men class. „ — i© = 1 — -F P— 1— — -F- — i W - P F- — , = e » =1= V ■ " Jt u Freshman Class Officers President, Francis Sullivan; Vice-President, Molly Broderick; Secretary, Lillian Tater; Treasurer, Robert Riley FRANCIS SULLIVAN President Frank ' s manly ways, his amiable disposition, and willingness to work, were so apparent at the beginning of the year that his classmates honored him. That their confidence was not misplaced has been shown by the time and energy he has put into any matter which concerned the wel- fare of his new friends. LILLIAN TATER Secretary Lillian must have had previous experience in a debating society, for she has the faculty of expressing very decided opinions on most sub- jects, particularly those concerning the first-year class. Her enthusiasm is quite contagious, and she has contributed much to the impromptu entertainments staged in the locker room. Lillian ' s competence is very evident, and has gained an outlet in recording events of the Freshman Class. MOLLY BRODERICK Vice-President A vivacious young lady hastening around school usually accompanied by a group of chattering freshman — that ' s Molly. Social ac- tivities have claimed much of her attention this year, yet Molly enjoys sports and has sufficient time for a moderate amount of studying. Her naive manner has won many friends, not only among underclassmen, but also in the ranks of dignified graduates. ROBERT RILEY Treasurer At the beginning of the year Bob was the innocent cause of a flurry among feminine hearts. Since then, however, he has pursued his peaceful way, dividing his time between guarding fresh- man funds and indulging in athletics. In the former capacity he has done well, and in the latter activity he has been aided by the assistance of a peppy young cheerleader. Freshman Qlass Activities In September of the year T929, a class of freshmen registered as members of the Fitchburg Normal School. Unorganized, diffident, and standing in awe of the upper-classmen, many of them spent quite a few days in adjusting themselves to their new situation. There is such an astounding difference between high school and normal school that enterng students, accustomed as they have been to depend upon others to tell them just what to do and how to do it, often find it difficult to realize that the success or failure of their work during the following school years depends en- Page ninety -five M Freshman Class Activities— Continued tirely upon themselves. So it was not unusual that the freshmen felt during the opening days of school, as many other young men and women in previous years. However, the friendly attitude of both teachers and fellow students soon made the freshmen realize that days full of earnest work and joyous fun were ahead of them. There were the exciting experiences of finding one ' s classes, getting books, picking out the most desirable seat in the room, scrutinizing classmates and teachers, admiring the spacious lobby, and losing one ' s way in the subways. Two of the most enjoyable periods of the week for the newcomers were the assembly periods of Tuesday and Thursday mornings when they joined with students and faculty in the morning exercises and listened as Mr. Herlihy urged his students to realize their responsibilities as future teachers and live up to the standards which had been set for them. It was here, perhaps more than anywhere else, that the desire to become worthy members of the school, and to do the right thing always, was instilled into freshmen hearts. The first social of the year, the Freshman Reception, took place early in October. The Freshman Class was formally introduced to Principal and Mrs. Herlihy, members of the faculty, and the senior and junior presidents, representing their respective classes. It was a very sociable afternoon, for the freshmen became acquainted with teachers and students with whom they had not come in contact before that time. Refreshments and dancing were part of an enjoyable event. On December eighteenth, a meeting was called for the purpose of electing officers who would lead the class on its first lap of the school journey. It was a difficult task, since all freshmen did not know each other, but the results of the balloting showed that they had chosen wisely and well. The Valentine Party is the one social event of the year which is sponso red by the Freshman Class. Much time and energy was spent in the preparations, for it is on this night that the artistic skill and cooperative spirit of the new class is shown. The decorations for the party were particularly attractive, the color scheme of red and white being carried out in lamp shades and coverings for the alcoves. Entertainment was furnished by talented members of the class who sang and danced for their guests. The big surprise of the evening came when President Sullivan unveiled the class colors. Previous to the party, a few prophets among the upper-classmen predicted the colors to be blue and gold, but their prophecy proved to be unfounded when baby blue and navy blue were displayed as the colors which the freshmen had chosen. Madeline Murphy was the composer of the class song, the lilting tune and inspiring words of which will long remain in the memories of the students to whom it means so much. Although this party was the only event of which the freshmen had direct charge, they have taken keen interest in all school activities, and we find their names listed with seniors and juniors on school teams, stage productions, and other programs. Out of a cast of twelve for the Gaveleer ' s play, four of the members were freshmen, these being Gertrude Salny, Donald McKeraghan, Henry Suomala, and Alfred Whittemore. Under the direction of Miss Katherine McCarty, an interesting assembly program was prepared by freshmen who told, in a delightful manner, the folklore of different countries. In athletics, the Freshman Class was well represented, for Henry Pease, Walter Dudley and Bill Torno made the varsity basketball team, while Arlene Houghton and Molly Broderick played on the basketball and hockey teams. Then, too, Eleanor Christie reflected the spirit of her class when she was chosen one of the cheerleaders who helped so much during the year to rouse the loyalty of the student body for their athletic teams. As their first year in the normal school is drawing to a close, the freshmen realize that they have laid a firm foundation for future success. Their one hope is that they may live up to those ideals which have been set before them, and that in a few years, they may be worthy to call Fitchburg Normal School their Alma Mater. To Mr. Henry Healey, who has been their faculty adviser, and who has aided them in many little difficulties, they wish to express their sincere thanks. Page ninety-six Freshman Autographs H ninety-seven i ■ Freshman Autographs Page ninety-eight C«— — - _ Organizations w J. Connelly, President; H. Spring, Vice-President; W. Branley, Secretary; F. Geary, Treasurer Men ' s Athletic Association The Advisory Council of the Men ' s Athletic Association is again active after a year ' s lapse. It consists of the officers of the association, three faculty advisors, and captains of sports. Through the help of this Council, the Point System, where- by each man in school has a chance to win some award, and the Budget System, whereby each sport is allotted its share of the money, has been working very well and we hope that next year it will continue to function with as much success. The annual dance sponsored by the M. A. A. was pronounced most successful by those who attended. Frank Geary was chairman of this event. The faculty advisors were each given one sport to supervise. Mr. Weston had basketball, Mr. MacLean, soccer, and Mr. Randall, baseball. These men have been a great help in keeping the teams working smoothly and the association wishes to express its appreciation of their efforts. The association has been fortunate in having a regular meeting every month due to the period set aside for extra curricular activities. These meetings have been well attended and many lively discussions have ensued. The association is planning to work out a standard method of awarding letters to each man deserving. them. Much of the success of the organization is due to the spirit of the men attending the meetings and also to the splendid work of its president, John Connelly, and the other officers of the association. Page one hundred one First row — D. McKeraghan; M. Ciccone; C. Danielli; G. Rishton (Captain); M.Sylvia; J. Valentine; H. Friberg Second row — R.Ward; C. Motyke; W. Torno; F.Martin; F. Bishop. Third row — W. O ' Brien; H. Spring; G.Clark; J.Anderson; W. Branley. Soccer The soccer team began its fourth and most successful season as a varsity sport at the Normal School at the beginning of this school year. It was decided by the M. A. A. that the soccer team be coached by a student, and Bill Branley was elected to fill the position. The season started off with enthusiasm when the Normal team nosed out a 2 to i victory over the crack New Bedford Textile players. It was New Bedford ' s first defeat in three seasons and Normal was justly proud of the win. Normal next met the fast Bridgewater Normal soccer team on our athletic field. The game was fast and hard fought, and ended in a i to i tie. The quick action of the soccerites kept the fans on their toes during the whole game. Normal next jour- neyed to Cambridge with the best intentions of conquering the Harvard Junior Varsity. In this they were not quite successful, the local team coming out at the short end of a 2 to i score. After the game the entire squad were guests of the Harvard A. A. at the football classic played between Harvard and West Point. The opportunity of witnessing one of the greatest games of the season took some of the sting out of the defeat. The Normal ' s next game was played at Boston against the speedy Northeastern squad. The Normal men played a gallant game against a stronger and more experienced team, losing by a 3 to o score. The game was full of thrills and was the longest ever played by the F. N. S. school team. Much of the success of the soccer team is due to Captain Rishton and Coach Branley, who developed in the team a much greater fighting spirit than had ever been exhibited in Normal soccer teams since it became a varsity sport at the school. Page one hundred two Front row — J. Anderson; F. Needham; W. Branley (Captain); W. Dudley; F. Geary (Manager). Second row — H. Doll (Assistant Manager); H. Spring; R.Ward; H. Pease; C. Motyka. Basketball Prospects for a good basketball season were bright when Coach Herbert P. Sullivan issued his first call of the season. " Bill " Branley was elected captain, and Frank Geary assumed the duties of manager of the team. With only Sautter, Branley and Ward, left from last year ' s varsity squad, but with such promising freshmen as Dudley, Pease and Torno, Coach Sullivan molded his team. After much stiff practice under Mr. Sullivan ' s able coaching, the team soon rounded into shape. Pre-season estimates of the power which the Normal basketball team might gain during the season were too optimistic, however, as was shown by the team itself when the campaign got underway. The smashing victory of Normal over Assumption College proved that Normal had possibilities. The trip to M. A. C. brought out some of the finer points of quality. M. A. C. had developed an ex- ceptional team this year and it was not an ignominious defeat for Normal, but rather a loss to a much superior team. The Cushing Academy game proved to be a thriller. It was anyone ' s game until the final whistle when Normal was again at the short end of the score. The Keene Normal defeat was a disappointment to many of the Fitchburg fans, and then on top of this came the losses to Lowell Textile and St. John ' s Prep. Determination won for F. N. S. against their bitter rival, Bridgewater Normal, by the very close score of 31 to 30. Then with Normal ' s win over Deerfield Academy, it looked as though a comeback was to be staged. This was not destined to be the case, as Cushing again won out in the second clash of the season. Exeter Academy added another defeat when the Normal quintet traveled to Exeter, N. H., for the final game of the season. The team showed determination and grit in all the games, and should be given credit for their great fight against odds. Inexperience proved to be the outstanding factor in many of Normal ' s defeats. Graduation in June will take Page one hundred three Bas etball — Continued Spring, Motyka, Martin, and Anderson, leaving Branley, Sautter, Torno, Pease, Dudley and Ward. With such promising material available for next year there should be no reason why Normal could not develop one of the finest teams in its history. Schedule of 1929-30 Games Assumption College M.A. C. Jan. 4 Jan 8 tjan. 1 1 Jan. 18 Jan. 24 Jan. 29 fFeb. 1 Feb. 5 Feb. 12 Feb. 15 Cushing Academy Keene Normal Lowell Textile . St. John ' s Prep Bridgewater Normal Deerfield Academy Cushing Academy Exeter Academy . Total number of points fHome games. N. S. OPF 43 21 11 41 2 4 2 5 35 40 21 67 28 31 3i 30 35 28 29 3« 28 40 285 3-- " Baseball The prospects of developing a successful baseball team this year are very bright, as many veterans remain from last year ' s nine. Under the leadership of Louis Daniele as captain and coach, and William Kelleher as manager, it is ex- pected that the team will be one of the best that has ever represented F. N. S. The veterans of last year ' s team are: Captain Daniele, Hays, Anderson, Ciccone, Branley, Motyka, Ford, Kelleher, Martin, Valentine, Morrisey, Needham, and Sylvia. The new candidates — Peace, Clifford, Bishop, Masi, and Hopkins — look very promising and much is expected of them. Some of these newcomers have displayed excellent baseball knowledge, and by means of superior ability have dis- placed former veterans. Games have been scheduled with the following teams: May 3 — Assumption College at Worcester. May 10 — Bay Path Institute at Springfield May 13 — St. John ' s Prep at Danvers. May 17 — Keene Normal at Keene May 21 — Worcester Trade at Home. May 30 — Cushing Academy at Ashburnham. May 31 — Gorham Normal at Gorham, Maine. June 4 — Bridgewater Normal at Bridgewater. June 7 — Lawrence Academy at Groton. Page one hundred four Front row — I. Fiske, President; Miss Bolger, Faculty Advisor; K. Fitzgerald, Vice-President. Second row — C. Gould, Secretary; C. Bettencourt, Treasurer. Women ' s Athletic Association Originality seemed to be the keynote of all activities sponsored by the W. A. A. during the school year of ' 29- ' 30. The officers of the organization, Irene Fiske, president; Katherine Fitzgerald, vice-president; Charlotte Gould, secretary; and Cecilia Bettencourt, treasurer, proved to be live wires whose efforts were rewarded by increased interest in W. A. A. affairs. We harked, harked, to the barker ' s bark, and the circus came to town. An intensive advertising campaign had been put on in school, and those who heeded the salesman ' s advice were well repaid. The big show was the main attraction, and the antics of the performers exceeded those of Ringling Brothers ' troupe. The circus was the outstanding event of a most entertaining W. A. A. weekend. During the year, meetings were held once a month during the extra-curricular period. The programs were informational and interesting, each division providing a short entertainment for various meetings. One of the most original undertakings was a fashion show, at which were displayed costumes which might have been worn by school girls of long ago. During the weekend of March 29, it was our pleasure to entertain delegates to the third annual Athletic Conference of Massachusetts Normal Schools. Mr. Carl L. Schrader and Miss Alma Porter were the principal speakers, and round- table discussions of W. A. A. activities were held. Miss Helen Scannell had charge of the conference and made an excellent chairman. Miss Josephine Bolger, faculty adviser, has endeared herself to the girls of the school by the interest which she has manifested in their work and play, and by her enthusiasm for all W. A. A. affairs. Page one hundred five Front row — R. Whitaker; D. Turcotte; R.Johnson; E.Christie; A.Potter; E. O ' Reagan. Second row — H. Scannell; E. Shea; E. Conti; Miss Bolger; A. LeClerc; A. Bieda; C. Coughlin. Heads of Sports Soccer Bowling Pauline Blouin, as head of soccer, gave this sport a good start. Handicapped by the weather, the teams were not able to display much of their ability. In spite of that, it is evident that this sport is steadily increasing in popularity as the increasingly large number of participants proves. Hiking The first and most successful hike of the season was to the Deserted Village, when ap- proximately one hundred twenty-five girls en- joyed the ramble over hills and dales. Other very pleasant hikes were taken to Pearl Hill, WhalomPark Community House, and Coggshall Park. Alice Potter, head of hiking, was so enthusiastic over the sport, that many others were glad to join her well-planned trips. Tennis As might have been expected, Cappy Coughlin proved to be a very competent leader as head of tennis. Practice was held during the Fall and Spring, at which many enthusiasts showed their skill. The Spring tournament was the most exciting event of the season. Much credit is due Rose Johnson for the success of the bowling season. Practice was held in the Central Bowling Alleys once a week. A large number of girls displayed keen interest and unusual ability in this popular form of recreation. Several division and class games were played, the last and most exciting being the Senior-Freshman game, from which the freshman emerged as victorious champions. Baseball Under the leadership of Edna P. Shea, a sport enthusiast whose chief delight lies in twirling a ball, the baseball nine attracted many fans. Regular practices were held, at which each class was well represented. Many exciting games were played, the most interesting of which were the inter-class games played at the end of a fine baseball season. Trac Volley Ball Many girls enjoyed volly-ball under the able direction of Ann Bieda. The freshman displayed much interest and ability, and we hope that those girls will sustain this interest next year, so that volley-ball will become as p opular as other sports. Page one hundred six Sprinters, discus-throwers, broad-jumpers, and pole-vaulters made an appearance when the whistle was sounded for the opening of Spring track. Eleanor O ' Reagan was a stimulating leader whose efforts aided greatly in gaining interest in her sport. At the close of the season a well-attended track-meet was held, at which the F. N. S. girls showed their speed. J_l if ' I ' M " Ul ft « « Front row — S. Tillan; M. Broderick; E. Conti; C.Gould; A.Houghton; C. Coughlin. Back row — C. Bettencourt; Miss Bolger; H. Scnnnell; P. Blouin; A. LaClerc. Hockey Who will forget the exciting 1929 Hockey season at F. N. S? With Emma Conti as the splendid leader and captain of All-Normal, under Miss Bolger ' s care- ful and untiring guidance, the players certainly had a banner year. The rookies, who turned out for practice the latter part of September, had been moulded into such fine players by the middle of October, that the inter-division, class and varsity games had unprecedented outcomes. Great was the disappointment when we learned that the Arlington game had to be cancelled because of snow. However, the highlight of hockey centered around the banquet which was held on December 5. Every girl who had played on any team enjoyed a delicious supper and interest- ing games in the gym. It was indeed a- wonderful climax for a successful season. Considering that the All-Normal team was composed of the following people, there is no doubt that Arlington might have tasted defeat: Right Wing Emma Conti Right Inside Ruth Moynihan Center Forward Charlotte Gould Left Inside Pauline Blouin Left Wing Katherine Kielty Right Halfback Helen Scannell Center Halfback Mollv Broderick Left Halfback Cecelia Bettincourt Right Fullback Janet Stewart Left Fullback Edna Shea Goalkeeper Svea Tillan Substitutes — Catherine Coughlin, Arlene Houghton, Alida LeClerc Page one hundred seven ora First row — A.Houghton; A. LeClerc; H. Scannell. Second row — E. Conti; Miss Bolger; C. Coughlin; C. Gould. Third row — R. Whitaker; M. Smith. Basketball Alida LeClerc proved to be such a jolly and competent head of basketball that enthusiasm ran high, and all three classes were represented at the numerous practices. The freshmen could be found working earnestly in the gym every Monday afternoon. There was much good material among them, the best of which was used for the class team. Although handicapped by the small number of enthusiasts, the junior team displayed much ability. Having had much experience in this sport, and realizing what fun one might derive from playing it, the seniors turned out in large numbers every Thursday afternoon. Senior III emerged from the fray as division champs; the seniors were victorious in the inter-class games; and Harvard bowed before Yale in the classic between the crimson and the blue. From the two varsity teams was chosen the All-Normal squad. The most interesting and worthwhile event of the year for the team was the visit to Sargent School of Physical Education in Cambridge. Although defeated by the Sargent seconds, the Normal girls enjoyed every moment of the trip, and brought home many pointers on their favorite sport. The 1929-1930 Basketball Team Forwards — Ruth Whitaker, Mary Smith. Guards — Janet Stewart, Alida LeClerc Side Center — Charlotte Gould Center — Emma Conti Substitutes — Helen Scannell, Catherine Coughlin, Arlene Houghton. Page one hundred eight F. Ford, Vice-President; J. Brennan, Secretary; W. Kelliher, President; R. Harris, Treasurer. Men Students ' Association Due to lack of functioning in previous years, the Men ' s Student Government Association deemed it necessary to revise its organization and draw up a con- stitution, which hitherto it had not possessed. A committee, composed of students and faculty, was appointed to plan a constitution which would clearly define the functions of this organization. The aims of a student government association, as stated by the committee, are: i. To express student opinion freely and honestly. 2. To promote better cooperation between faculty and students. 3. To assume certain measures of school control pertaining to conduct, social affairs, and general policies. It was stated that the men of the school should concern themselves with the following items: a meeting place for men; school lending library; a resident men ' s student organization; better understanding and cooperation between Junior High School and Practical Arts men; better cooperation between the two athletic associations; improved rest-room facilities; anti-smoking policy; freshman initia- tion; evening library use; bigger and better athletic teams; noon lunch facilities; separate organization for Junior High School and Practical Arts men; a clear under- standing about make-up- work; student understanding of faculty policies; a larger measure of student control; honesty in examinations; and a clearer under- standing of the aims of the organization. The constitution was submitted to the group on April 10. It was met with unanimous approval, and the members adopted it as a permanent constitution. By this new ruling, the name of the Student Government Association was changed to the Men Students ' Association. It is believed that with such definite and worthwhile aims, the Men Students ' Association of the following years will function smoothly, and make such progress that the organization will be worthy of its name. Page one hundred nine 9 JKs v - n-f) j ■ . . M i; MB ® BH B t ' PO " m -j|fci ' ' - U r if f » , j, . i i -Mm .1 «i -mwwm i IjK rl % x By -1Mb Br B i Bl tilf I ■fell 1 B H| JB ■■ ■ HI M First row — R.Johnson; A. Loughlin; H. Scannell; H.Bunnell; M. Keyes; M. Healy. Second row — C. Coughlin; M. Ackerley; H. Gifford; G. Shannon; M. Hayes; A. Falvey; H. Donovan. Dormitory Student Government The Dormitory Student Government Association, ably presided over by its president, Agnes Laughlin, aims to promote a spirit of cooperation between the two dormitories, and to unite the senior, junior, and freshman classes in a spirit of good will. The round of social affairs was started with a demi-tasse given to the fresh- man girls the first Sunday in October. With this first event successfully completed, the Council focused its attention on the Thanksgiving banquet and the dance which followed. The guests of honor were Mr. and Mrs. Herlihy, Miss Bradt, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony, Mr. and Mrs. Weston, and Miss Marguerite Scanlon, president of last year ' s Council, who was the soloist of the evening. The Kiddy Party, at which most girls were in their element, was held on December 18. This amusing and altogether novel party, at which seniors and freshman acted alike, was largely attended and efficiently directed. The last big entertainment sponsored by the Council was the Christmas banquet which was held December 19. This party took the form of an old-fashioned English Christmas dinner with king, queen, pages, singing-cook, jester, woodsmen, and carolers. Entertainment was furnished by faculty and students who were called upon to exhibit their talents. All these events have helped to make for a more unified spirit, in the words of our song: Some live in Miller, And some in Palmer Hall — But oh! it just doesn ' t matter In which one we live at all. We are all together By one strong government bond — And that is why, can ' t you see, dear folks, Sweet harmony we ' ve found. Page one hundred ten Front row — I. Waris; A. Driscoll; M. Houlihan; E. Watson. Second row — G. Peterson; T. Fitzgibbon. Day Qirls ' Student Qovernment Association Under the efficient leadership of Adele Driscoll, president; Te resa Fitzgibbon, vice-president; Ethelyn Watson, secretary; and Mary Houlihan, treasurer, the Day Girls ' Student Government Association has enjoyed a very successful year. Not only did the girls participate in many good times, but they also aided in fur- nishing the new lunch room. _ The lunch room was obtained for us by Miss Bradt, who also directed the project. She was aided by Mr. Akeley, who took charge of finishing the tables and chairs, and by Adele Driscoll who helped with the planning of the room. The greater part of the work of furnishing the lunch room and kitchen was done by day girls who undertook this as their senior project. _ The good times consisted of several impromptu entertainments presented during the noon hour, and also more formal socials. The first event was the fourth annual joint banquet of the Day Girls ' Association and the Dormitory Student Government held in the Palmer Hall dining room on November 16, 1929 at which Anne Falvey, president of Palmer Hall, acted as toastmistress. Agnes Laughlin, president of the Dormitory Student Government, spoke on " Anticipa- tion, " and Adele Driscoll on " Realization " . Mr. Herlihy chose " Retrospect " as the subject for his talk. When we returned from the spring vacation, we were invited to a luncheon given to the freshmen day girls in the new lunchroom. Miss Bradt and Mr. Herlihy were our guests of honor. Miss Bradt congratulated the girls who helped to make the lunchroom such an inviting place. She also said that this school is the first normal school in this state tb provide a suitable lunchroom for its day students. Mr. Herlihy asked us to remember the room as an illustration of what can be done to make our classrooms inviting places. This year the day girls have appreciated more than ever that only when work is mingled with playcan the greatest pleasures be had. We never before had such opportunities for enjoyment, especially those which the lunchroom offers to us. Perhaps it was because we were good; and let those who would be clever; because we did noble things, not dreamed them all day long, that we made this ' year one grand, sweet song. Page one hundred eleven Qaveleer Literary Society The school year of 1929-30 terminates the most successful year of the Gaveleer Society. The officers of the club, Louis Daniele, president; John Anderson, vice-president; Raymond Clark, secretary; and Henry Doll, treasurer, proved to be real leaders whose efforts will always be remembered and appreciated. Mr. C. Blair MacLean was again chosen sponsor, and he was instrumental in furthering the loyalty and cooperation of club members. Among the various activities of the society during the year, the following are outstanding: The Red Cross Roll Call, under the supervision of Cornelius Powers, showed a gain of one hundred per cent over the results of preceeding years. In presenting Mr. Preston Smith a silver desk set in appreciation of his long and earnest service to the Fitchburg Normal School, the Gaveleers established a precedent which they hope to continue in future years. Everyone who attended the annual Gaveleer dance greatly enjoyed it. A feature of the evening ' s entertainment was Don McKeraghan ' s " Bowery " dance. The most worthwhile contribution of the society was the presentation of the three-act play, " The House Next Door " , in which the work done by John Anderson was particularly noteworthy. Much credit is due the participants, all of whose acting was superb. A beautifully engraved desk set was presented Miss Susan Williams, the only feminine honorary Gaveleer, in appreciation of her work in directing the production. Bracelets were also presented to the girls who very graciously aided the society by taking the feminine roles. The fiscal standing of the club surpassed that of preceding years to such an extent that there has been established a trust fund, which will in the course of several years, it is hoped, develop into a scholarship fund. We extend our heartiest wishes for success to the society of the next school year, and urge its members to cherish the Gaveleer motto: " Amici Usque Ad Aras " Page one hundred twelve The TsAohaw Qlub Graduation left the Mohawk Club thirteen members with which to start its sixth year of existence. In the fall, seventeen new members were elected to fill the membership quota of thirty. Under the able leadership of President Henry J. Spring, assisted by William Kelleher, Vice-President; Jerome King, Secretary; and William Branley, Treasurer, a successful year was enjoyed by the organization. For the benefit of the " Braves " who have graduated, a club paper was insti- tuted to keep them in touch with those who are still active members of the Tribe. In January the Club presented the Holy Cross College Glee Club, Phil- harmonic Orchestra and Band in a combined concert. Those who attended will testify to the value and enjoyment derived from such a worthwhile undertaking. The annual dance was held March 14th, in Normal library. The decorations achieved an Indian effect, combining Indian blankets and Club colors. At the sounding of the tom-toms, the alumni and members assembled under the shield from all parts of the dimly lighted hall. In the latter part of April, in connection with the Tercentenary celebration, the club visited points of historical interest in and around Boston. The annual banquet of the Mohawk Club was held on June 7th at the Hotel Raymond. The pipe of peace was passed among the honorary alumni and present members. An impressive installation of officers for the coming year followed. To Mr. Harrington, true friend and able advisor, the members of the Mohawk Club extend their sincere thanks and appreciation. Page one hundred thirteen Qirls ' Qlee Qlub President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer Edna Shea Dorothy Roffee Mildred Abrams Under the able leadership of Miss Perry and Edna P. Shea, we have heard more girls singing this year than ever before. The success of the 1 929-1 930 Girls ' Glee Club was due largely to the fact that one class period each week was set aside for regular and largely attended rehearsals of this enthusiastic group of music lovers. A new feature of our morning assemblies was the choir, the members of which were selected from the glee clubs. To members of the girls ' choir we are indebted for the fine presentation of the vocal part of the Tercentenary pageant. On the afternoon of April 23, in the Assembly Hall, the combined glee clubs presented a fine concert which reflected credit on the people who had attended frequent rehearsals that the concert might be the success which it was. It was gratifying to notice that the guests included not only faculty and students, but also parents, friends, and other visitors whose love of music led them to attend, and who appreciated the high quality of the undertaking. Our own Miss Perry, beloved by everyone for her art and her charming per- sonality, has labored willingly and untiringly to make our organization this year the most successful Girls ' Glee Club in the school ' s history. To her who has " touched the magic string " club members wish to express their appreciation, with the hope that future glee clubs may also enjoy her art and leadership. Page one hundred fourteen Men ' s Qlee (Hub President Vice-President Secretary Francis Martin Roland Bourdon George Clay The Men ' s Glee Club met in early September and organized for the year, choosing the following officers: Francis Martin, president; Roland Bourdon, vice- president; and George Clay, secretary. The purpose of the club is three-fold, since it aims to develop a pleasure for singing, to promote school spirit, and to be of use at school functions. Under the direction of Miss Perry, the club has met twice a week for rehearsals. Different types of songs have been practiced, such as Bullard ' s " The Winter Song " , Bartholemew ' s " Old Man Noah " , Macy ' s " Pickanniny Lullaby " , and Lemane ' s " Moonlight and Roses " . Many other of the older type, as well as college songs, have been sung. On March 4, the club made its first appearance at the school assembly, singing " Old Man Noah " and " The Winter Song " . That the group made a pleasing impression was evidenced by the applause and favorable comments concerning the program. On April 23, the combined Glee Clubs presented an enjoyable concert at two o ' clock before the student body, faculty, and friends. The selections for the program were chosen from the list which the clubs had been practicing at rehearsals. The concert proved to be a worthwhile feature of the school social program of the year. Many old-time English and New England hymns and songs were sung by club members as part of the Tercentenary program. On Class Day, at Sing Out, and at Graduation Exercises, the club assisted to make the closing programs ones which will long be remembered by graduates and friends. The members of the Men ' s Glee Club wish to thank Miss Perry for her work, and for the time she has spent in molding the club into a fine group of singers. Page one hundred fifteen Dramatic (Huh President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Cornelius Powers Agnes Laughlin Adele Driscoll Henry Spring Through the aid and advice of Miss Susan Williams, the work of the officers, and the interest and cooperation of all members, the 1929-1930 Dramatic Club has retained its reputation as one of the outstanding clubs of the school. The program of introductions which was used this year was quite different and ' effective. The club members were divided into groups, each of which was given a skit to prepare in about three minutes. Besides accomplishing its purpose of making the members acquainted, we feel that an insight into the ingenuity, humor, and dramatic interpretation of each of our members was gained. Of the many and varied programs presented by the club, High School Night proved to be most interesting and practical. The purpose of this meeting was to secure a more intimate acquaintance with the dramatic club of the high school, to pool methods of accomplishing mechanical effects, and to entertain. The program consisted of an introduction of officers and faculty advisors of both clubs, an effective illustrated talk concerning the production of sound effects, and an explanation of our stage setting project, which was found useful and simple to construct. There followed the two plays, " Au Revoir " by Austen Dobson, and " Spring " by Colin Clements. Sugar and spice? — tin cans, wooden bones and what-not! At last we have dis covered of what mere man is made! The clever dissecting act, performed by " Dr. " Frank Ford and " Nurse " Ding Sundberg at one of the meetings was most enlightening. The processes were dark secrets; but all " shadow plays " are, aren ' t they? At one of the opening meetings, Mr. Darney (Russian shirt included!) pre- sented an interesting, informal lecture on stage setting and lighting. The subject was not concerned with the intricacies of professional performances, but with the Pare one hundred sixteen Dramatic Club — Continued common problems of the class-room teacher as a director. The descriptions of problems that had been solved in amateur play-production, as well as the many other features of the lecture, were most worthwhile and entertaining. One of the prettiest socials of the school year was the Christmas party. A rosy hearth, a pretty tree, a generous Santa, a perfect hostess — all tended to make it an affair not soon to be forgotten. This year the Dramatic Club presented as its Christmas play " No Room at the Inn " . True to tradition, the message of the play — the true spirit of Christ- mas — was very well portrayed. The portrayal, expression, and atmosphere of the tableau — the manger — was one of the most effective bits of acting ever presented by the club. The freshman program was witnessed with much interest. The ability and smoothness of the entertainment deserves much commendation. The team of Jennings and McKeraghan promises to achieve stellar roles, for their comedy dance surely made a hit. Too amusing for words was the play " The Mayor and the Manicure " . The " tear provoking " laughter which it evoked, would hardly have been accorded the sketch, had it been well learned. Its flaws, its unpreparedness, its very failure (though this seems contradictory) made its success! The open meeting of the Dramatic Club, one of the outstanding events of the year, took place in May. The program consisted of the following once-act plays: " The Heart of a Clown " , " When the Whirlwind Blows " , and " White Elephants " . It has become customary during the last few years for the club to sponsor a theatrical trip to Boston. The purpose of this trip is to enjoy a good, worthwhile drama acted by professionals. The value of such is especially evident to those who participate in dramatic club work. This year, as in others, the Boston Trip was one of much interest. It is, however, too bad that these trips occur so infrequently, and those of us who will not be able to attend more of them with the club, wish that there had been just twice as many. Perfections in Drama i. Madonna Adele Driscoll i. " Bowery " Tap Team Don McKeraghan, Mary Jennings 3. Irish Cook Pearl Shuman 4. Husband Ray Clark 5. Match-maker Frank Ford 6. Coquette Dot Turcotte 7. Quaker Larry Houle 8. Indian Jack Griffin 9. Gob Leo Maillet 0. Cop Neil Powers Pave one hundred seventeen Front row — E. Christie; P. Shannan; E. Orlen; M. Keady; G. Shannon; I. Fiske; L. Roche. Second row — J. Griffin; A.Driscoll; K. McHugh; L. Houle; A. Coyle; E. Conti; L.Johnson. Debating 0,ub President Mary Keady Vice-President Gladys Shannon Secretary Evelyn Orlen Last year Fitchburg Normal School had a Debating Council consisting of one representative chosen from each division. This year, however, the Council was chan ged to a club, thus allowing all those interested in debating to become members of the organization. John Griffin, president of the former council, called the first meeting, the club became organized for the year and began to function actively — meeting every other Wednesday in the room adjoining the general office. Miss Josephine McCarthy was elected faculty advisor, and has proved to be of great assistance by her helpful suggestions and advice. Mr. Harrington, sponsor of the former council, has also aided us greatly. For the past two years, it has been the duty of the Fitchburg Normal Debating Club, as the founder of the Inter-Normal Debating Council, to select the subject and the time of the annual Inter-Normal Debate. This year, the subject " Re- solved: That capital punishment be abolished " was selected. On May 16th, our negative team will debate the Bridgewater Normal affirmative team at Fitchburg, while our affirmative team will debate the Westfield Normal team- at Westfield. As its contribution to the Tercentenary Program of the school, the Debating Club presented in assembly on Tuesday, April 22nd, a play written and coached by Mr. Harrington, entitled, " A Log Cabin Night " . The cast included: Mrs. Tower, the mother, Caroline Neilson; John Tower, the father, George Clay; Sally Tower, a little girl, Barbara Hayes; John Tower, her brother, Matthew Godek; Mr. Jenness, a magistrate, Leonard Johnson; Mrs. Dell, an old woman, Mary Keady; Newanto, an Indian, John Griffin; James Cook, a wayfarer, Law- rence Houle. The Debating Club has had a very successful year, and we feel well rewarded in our efforts in bringing together people interested in debating, and in furthering the endeavors of the Inter-Normal Debating Council by bringing about another successful yearly debate between the State Normal Schools. Page one hundred eighteen Social Qalendar 1929-1930 Oct. 18 M. A. A. Dance Oct. 25 Hallowe ' en Party Nov. 16 W. S. G. Banquet and Dance Nov. 26 Masquerade Party Dec. 13 Men ' s Student Gov ' t Dance Jan. 1 New Year ' s Party Jan. 10 Mohawk Entertainment Jan. 24 Gaveleer Dance June 16 Feb. 14 Valentine Party Feb. 15 Gaveleer Play Mar. 14 Mohawk Dance Apr. 23 Glee Club Concert May 9 Dramatic Club Night May 23 Senior Promenade June 6 Saxifrage Dance June 14 Class Day — Class Play Graduation A new phase of school social life which was introduced this year was the Wednes- day afternoon all school program. A period of the last Wednesday afternoon of each month was set aside that the entire school might enjoy some program which other- wise might not have been presented. Perhaps the most interesting of these wa s that given in February when Mr. Dennis McCarthy, the poet and educator, spoke on " Poets as People " . The wisdom of his talk, which was interspersed with ready wit, and the beauty of his poetry, completely charmed his audience. The March program was also most enjoyable, since two interesting one-act plays, ' ' Au Revoir " , and " Spring " , were presented by members of the Dramatic Club. Another delightful innovation was the New Year Party which was sponsored by the Social Committee and for which all classes contributed time and energy. The entertainment, decorations, and favors, were quite unique, and the music very enjoyable. On the stroke of twelve a spontaneous burst of gaiety greeted old Father Time as he bade us all: ' ' Ring out the old! Ring in the new! " On the afternoon of May 20th, the annual Todd Lecture was given in the Assembly Hall. Dr. Elwood P. Cubberley of Cali fornia, dean of the School of Education of Stanford University spoke on " A Philosophy for the Educative Process " . Dr. Cubberley enjoys an enviable reputation as an educator, and his listeners were as interested in the lecturer as in his subject. " Strike up the Band " ushered in the biggest social event of the year — the annual Senior Promenade which was held on Friday evening, the twenty-third of May. The library was charmingly converted into an Egyptian courtyard under the direction of Marion Marshall, chairman of the decorations. The costumes of the waitresses were very appropriate, since they contributed to the Egyptian at- mosphere. In the receiving line were Mr. and Mrs. Herlihy, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony, Mr. and Mrs. Randall, Miss Williams, Miss Bradt, Lawrence Houle and Helen Barnicle. The Senior Prom will always be one of the cherished memories of the class of 1930. On June 9, the 1930 ' Saxifrage Board sponsored a very enjoyable dance. At this time, the yearbooks, which record the events of the class of 1930, were dis- tributed. A fine orchestra provided the music, and a short entertainment was enjoyed. Page one hundred nineteen Saxifrage Board Editor-in-Chief Helen Barnicle Assistant Editor Adele Driscoll Faculty Advisor Florence D. Conlon Business Manager John P. Griffin Quotations Agnes Laughlin Arthur Martin Fritz Borgman Rosaline O ' Connor Mary Charnley Eleanor O ' Reagan Art Raymond Clark Marion Marshall Manual Sylvia Athletics Hilding Sundberg John Anderson Emma Conti Helen Scannell Socials Cornelius Powers Catherine Coughlin Betsy Ann Dormin Humor William Kelliher Charlotte Gould Nora O ' Toole Clubs Marjorie Keyes Joseph Brennan Eleanor Browne Margaret O ' Connor Music Edna Shea Adeline Fein Francis Martin Historian Grace Welch Dramatics Mary Mullen Pearl Shuman Eileen Sullivan Staff Photographer Otto Salak Secretary Margaret A. Lennon Page one hundred twenty Humor the girl. Baron, the Horse. Humor THE GREAT MALONEY SUCCUMBS April 2, 1930. The inmates of the school were very much startled and upset to hear that on the stroke of eleven this morning, they were almost deprived of the most honorable presence in their midst of the mighty Mr. Willard Maloney. " Mai " , rugged oak from the heart of the Berkshires, was peacefully sitting in his science class when he was suddenly seized by an overpowering malady. Instantly, water from the pumps the class was constructing was applied, his spats removed, and Mai re- gained his ruddy complexion once more. As soon as medical attention could be procured, Mr. Maloney was transplanted to the infirmary. The doctor gave as the analysis of the situation, the following statement: " You are lucky to have this lad with you at present. Before you applied first aid, he was suffering from lack of proper ventilation. I recommend that as a double precaution you remove besides the spats, that bit of debris under his nostrils. " The advice has not been followed as yet, but we are so glad to have Mai with us that we disregard all minor obstacles such as the misplaced eyebrow. $• § DRAMATIC OUTLINES Horse Story — No. I I. Time: Fall of 1927. II. Place: Pearl Street Race Track. III. Characters: Helen Scannell; Freshman, IV. Events leading to Climax: 1. Girl mounts horse. 2. Horse wanders madly around track. 3. He is attacked in back flank by fellow horse. V. Climax: 1. Horse raises back legs over head and stands on front ones. VI. Results 1. The once peaceful dust is scattered as the riderless horse canters back to his stable. Horse .Story.— No 2 I. Time: Spring of 1930. II. Place: Lower Pearl Street. III. Characters: Girl, Cappy Coughlin; Nellie, Innocent Horse. IV. Events leading to second Climax: 1. Girl and horse are returning from a canter. 2. Muddy road. 3. Horse steps on a speck of dust. ,;..:.. 1. Starts down the hill in reversed order — back feet where front should be. 1. Girl walks homeJrom a horse back ride. 1. Horses are as bad as cars! At least you don ' t pull the cars home on a string and they can ' t get home without you. Aesop says, " A word to the wise is sufficient. " § $ - " Bill Branley was supposed to have a training class the other day, but neither of them showed up. § § S Miss McCarty (in English class): Mr. Griffin, compare well. Griff (uncertain): well-er, well-er, well- Miss McCarty (concentrating on prom committee meeting): Correct. V. Climax: VI. Results: VII. Morals: Page one hundred twenty-three Humor — Continued Mr. Percival — Why is everybody so happy and joyous this morning? It certainly is a contrast to other times. Rosalind O ' Connor — No wonder, it ' s our last day in this class! $ Mr. Anthony — Whom would you wish to help you with this work, Powers? Neil — Well, I think Otto Salak has some pretty good ideas. Mr. Anthony — Is that so? Well, I ' m glad to find that out. i Senior P. A. has found out that the more the tow the less the row. € Mr. Carpenter — Who worked on this with you, Mr. Griffin? Jack — Ding, Hoky, and Fuzzy. Mr. Carpenter — Translate into English, please. S € Heard in Pageant Meeting. Mr. Anthony, enthusiastically reading program — " Can I get in on this? " Miss Bolger — " Yes, you can be Sir Walter Raleigh. " Mr. Harrington — " No, I ' ve a better idea. You can be the mudpuddle. " § § t " LATE AND PROUD OF IT! " Every school system has its good and bad points, its standards of attainment and of exactness; yet, even these oft times go astray. As circumstances will have it, our trouble, one beyond control, is a group which comes in on the " West Bound Train. " They saunter up from the depot, stopping frequently to window shop and the like. Worries? They have none! The train was late, there was a wreck, or the train was snow-bound. A legitimate excuse and a good one. Why worry? They enter " dear old Normal " neither alarmed nor excited over their tardiness. They can ' t be politely dismissed from their classes. Their excuses are sound, unquestionable. In the locker room they lazily remove hats and coats. Even before this is half completed, they suddenly discover they are thirsty, their noses are shiny, or their hair needs slicking up a bit. Next they decide whether it is really worthwhile to go to class at all, because, after all, it seems foolish to go when there are only fifteen minutes of the period left, Or, " Who ' s going up? Can ' t you wait for me? " Lazily they climb the stairs and stroll through the halls, gazing into class- rooms at their less fortunate colleagues. At last they reach their classroom — saunter down the aisle, and take their seats in a way reminding one of people coming into the theatre or to a concert. — Late, and proud of it! t ■% VARSITY UPSETS TRADITION— WINS GAME Contrary to the highest standards of sports, the Normal Basketball team defeated Assumption College. The Assumption boys were much embarrassed at the rudeness of the visitors who were treated like royal guests and were so unsport- manlike as to defeat them on their home gym. A strict investigation is being made by disinterested citizens who are expected to give some startling statements. Captain Branley of Normal says: " I do not wish to discuss the matter, but I will give a full report to the investi- gation committee. Needless to say, the team is very sorry about this deplorable situation, and the players are willing to cooperate in any way to rectify their mistake. " Page one hundred twenty-jour Merry Christmas To You he Nora kRecord Jw. J. iVv C Humor — Continued WHAT I WOULD DO WITH A MILLION DOLLARS " Will " Maloney would stock up with hair tonic and make a determined fight against the enemy. Mannie Sylvia would make Mattapoisett the quahaug capital of the country. Neil Powers would return to his native heath and produce custom-made stoves. Ray Clark would go north to build igloos in modernistic style. Mr. Anthony would live for his second million. Joe Brennan will satisfy his ambition when he installs a new piano in the gym. Mr. Landall would manufacture footstool cushions without tow. Alice Leneghan would buy a cage and put J. F. in it. Mr. Smith would patent his rocket to the moon. Mr. Livermore would provide a fund for exterminating type lice. Mr. Percival would make form boards by mass production. Mr. Carpenter would complete his collection of old beer bottles. Charlotte Gould would compete with Barnum and Bailey ' s circus. John Connelly would buy a new razor. Miss Tucker would buy a carload of pills. WHERE TO EAT EAT AT THE BEANERY MRS. ROGERS, Prop. EXCELLENT CUISINE POLITE WAITRESSES HIGH CLASS CUSTOMERS $ COX ' S QUICK-LUNCH COUNTER BREAKFAST WITH A KICK LUNCHEON THAT ' S A KNOCKOUT COME ON OVER AND SEE US GET YOUR GAS AT RAYS TRY US AND YOU ' LL NEVER COME BACK AGAIN WE GUARANTEE YOU SHORT MEASURE NEW MOON FILLING STATION R. HARRIS, Prop. LOST AND FOUND Lost — One pair of blue pants the night of Valentine Party. Anyone who sees them walking down the street return to Rip Pease. Lost — One blue and gold banner which was replaced by a cheap looking black-and-blue one. Finder please return to Freshman Class, and receive well- merited reward. Found — Twenty pounds extra weight. Loser may claim same by informing Jack Anderson and identifying property. Lost — Ten Months growth of hair. Finder please return to Milly Abrams and receive compliments. Found — A week before the Valentine Party, the Freshman Class Song floating through Miller Hall into Suite D. Thank you. Found — Promising Pugilists in Miller Hall. Jack Sharkey take notice. A correspondence course is offered. Found — Andy Carlson buying cigarettes! Is the world coming to an end? Page one hundred twenty-six T tvnovie Humor — Continued ARE YOU SICK OF YOUR ROOM-MATE? BUY OUR POISONS ON THE PART-PAYMENT PLAN SUCCESS GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY RETURNED F. SULLIVAN, Druggist t § f " I BRUSH THE WORLD " GET AT THAT HARD SPOT BEHIND YOUR EAR WITH OUR NEW DIAMOND STUDDED BRAIN BRUSH SEE MR. J. RODGERS, Mgr. Fine and Dandy Brushes S t NORMAL SCHOOL ANNEX — V AND X PEARL SCHUMAN, Prop. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR PENCIL? OURS ARE FULL OF A ' S § DORMITORY TONSORIAL PARLOR SOPHIE SCHMIZT, Headwaver WE GUARANTEE OUR PERMANENT WAVES TO LAST OVERNIGHT. AFTER THE BATTLE SALE OF SLIGHTLY TATTERED MIDDIES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE FRESHMAN DORM GIRLS DOORS OPEN AT 8:30 COME AND BRING YOUR LUNCH ENTERING STUDENTS ATTENTION For Rent — Large airy locker with all modern improvements in an exclusive section of the Girls ' Locker Room. A bargain for the right party. Formerly used to punish Disobedient Freshmen. See Lennon Leo. t TOUR WHALOM ABOARD THE " WEEPING WILLOW " CUT RATES TO STUDENTS " SAFETY FIRST " IS OUR MOTTO ONLY FIVE ACCIDENTS LAST WEEK JEROME KING, Captain. § • NEAR TRAGEDY THREATENS ABNORMAL YOUTH. LOSS OF ONE RED CENT NEARLY CAUSES LOSS OF LIFE Fitchburg, Massachusetts, November 23. As dusk crept over this mighty Metropolis, one of its most conservative youths gladly risked his life to save one lone copper. Mr. John Aloysius MacFarlane, with a fine Caledonian spirit, leaped unhesitatingly into a barrel of axel grease, and after blubbering around for some few moments, arose triumphantly, cent in hand. Mr. MacFarlane has been awarded a leather metal by his fellow students in recognition of his undaunted heroism. His friends and relatives give thanks for the recovery of the cent realizing that its loss would mean the eventual decline of Johnny. It is believed that honorary mention of the deed will be placed in the " Who ' s Who " of the United States of America. Page one hundred twenty-eight W ■• Sfc CYU Humor — Continued kayo Mcdonald wins battle of the century Normal Gym, March 3. Kayo McDonald, the Scotch assassin from Leominster, retained his title here today when he kayoed one-round Borgman, star Worcester middleweight, in a bruising fray. McDonald seemed in excellent condition as he entered the ring, glaring menacingly at his opponent seated in the opposite corner. One-round Borgman looked fine, having had a haircut and shave. Frank Crosier, the referee, called the boys to the center of the ring for in- structions. Pinching, biting, and scratching were forbidden. As the gong rang, McDonald sweetly kissed his manager, and tripped lightly across the ring toward his opponent. Borgman came out smiling and bowing to friends in the ringside seats. McDonald told Borgman his shoestring was untied. Borgman looked down and Mac swung! Good-bye, Borgman! At a late hour today he was reported as resting comfortably. i HURRAH! ROLAND BOURDON IS CHEERLEADER! Mr. Roland Bourdon, the silver-tongued baritone has at last found his voca- tion in life. The way he does his stuff is the envy of less talented members of the school. He is " the Leominster boy who made good. " We heard him sing and said that boy might get somewhere. We see him lead cheers and we say the boy has got there. Just one more step and we ' ll say he rules the world. That will be the day when he leads the singing at the Rotary Club. Go to it Roland, we ' re all proud of you! § HARVARD-YALE GAME ATTRACTS RECORD CROWD! F. N. S. OUTDOOR STADIUM FILLED WITH EAGER FANS November 15. Hockey fans from all over the world and Lunenburg, today trouped to the far famed Fitchburg Normal School Stadium. The crowd was the greatest that has collected at such a game for many years, and all the seats in the great bowl were filled to capacity. On one side a huge cheering section burst forth with the yells of the Crimson, and from the other the growls of the bull dog ' s team were very prominent. The teams marched on the field amid great gusto. Owing to the recent rains, the finely graveled floor of the arena was a bit muddy, but with the first blow of Referee Bolger ' s whistle the Crimson and Blue were off. Down the field both teams rushed mid the cheers of a thousand voices. Back and forth the puck was cut. Such a display of hockey ne ' er has been seen on Normal field before — and we never even hope to see another game equal to it. At the half the score was 1-1 and both teams filed out to recuperate and return to an even more vigorous and slippery second half. The fight was on again! Four minutes to go; three minutes to go; two minutes to go; the crowd watched each swinging of a stick breathlessly. One minute to go and the climax was reached. One of Harvard ' s mighty men with a slight tap of the stick, sent the puck through the goal posts as a triumph for John Harvard. Great was the rejoicing for the Crimson rooters. The team was borne tri- umphantly to the lockers on the shoulders of their admirers. In the evening, after the banquet held in honor of the triumph, the goal posts were burned and the police were called to scatter the great mob of faithful supporters who had gathered on their field of triumoh. Page one hundred thirty ■V: ' .-s Humor — Continued P. A. MEN TOO RUGGED — GYM CLASSES ARE CUT After repeated complaints had been received from P. A. instructors that the men were chewing strap iron for breakfast, trimming their fingernails with chisels, and such other primitive antics, the faculty decided that drastic action was neces- sary and reduced gym periods to once a week. The reasons for this action were: i. To save wear and tear on chisels due to resharpening. 2. To conserve as much as possible the stock of strap iron. 3. To give Mr. Crosier time to practice up on his baton swinging. 4. To give P. A men a chance to increase their mental, as well as physical strength, by making this a study period. Incidentally, Mr. Cox at the Spa reports increased business on Monday after- noons. So everyone is satisfied. • FRESHMEN FOUND TO HAVE TEMPERS; CLASS DISTURBED AT EXPOSING OF SONG Fitchburg Normal School, February 3. Two weeks before it was scheduled to be rendered by warblers at the annual Valentine party, the freshman class song was woefully chanted by upper-classmen. Surprise and consternation were written all over freshmen visages when they heard their much loved, and none too easy, song ruffled in sprightly manner by the mighty seniors. The president of the class, Mr. Sullivan, in a torrent of wrath such as only a red-headed man can pour forth, gave the United Press the following statement: " For many days and nights our solicitous class has toiled, working out words and music for our great debut to be held February 14. In vain have we toiled, but we must not give up the fight. From some innocent, ignorant frosh, they have taken our pellets of toil; else some weak willed man or woman has succumbed to a senior and given our heart ' s blood. We hope to repay them for this outrage. At present, our colors are unknown, but the same thoughts were held about our musical masterpiece. " Mr. Sullivan refused to give any further statement. However, he was seen today in the lobby to snatch a copy of his well loved chant from the hand of a most dignified senior. The lady, Miss Flavin, has not yet filed suit against Mr. Sullivan, but she has been seen talking to her attorney. t PRESIDENT GOOVER CALLS ARMS PARLEY AT F. N, S. MOHAWKS AND GAVELEERS AGREE TO AGREE Fitchburg, Massachusetts, February 22. In the annals of history will rank the great peace conference called yesterday at F. N. S. by President Goover. Representatives of the Mohawks and Gaveleers, together with the president and his cabinet, were present at this great parley. Broadcasting stations all over the world tuned in on the event, and reporters and cameramen from all countries were present. Great throngs surrounded the school and would have invaded the sacred council hall itself, i.e., Mr. Griffin ' s office, but for the members of the school ' s traffic squad who were stationed at various points about the buildings. What actually took place between the delegates at the conference has not yet been put before the public, but as President Goover said to his many radio fans — " We feel sure that our conference has not been in vain. At least there has been a secession of hostilities for one day and so far, we have all agreed that in the future at any inter-Mohawk and Gaveleer affairs, no cannon, tear bombs, shrapnels, nor machine guns will be used, and no gas bombs unless all are equipped with gas masks. We of the committee think that a great work has been accomplished, and feel sure that there will be no need of calling out any more than the boy scouts to guarantee future peace for school people and civilians. " Page one hundred thirty -two :, amm Varsity Lop " As Ye 5ow ' I Q - ?? ? -Get Hot " So 5hauYe " Reap ' ' Whose Beanies Humor — Continued PERSONAL ITEMS Miss Adele Driscoll is convalescing at the Burbank Hospital after having her well-known giggle removed. For the benefit of the female section of the school, we have inquired on the subject of double chins. Miss Gladys Shannon, an expert on the subject of chin lifting, states that by constantly gazing upward, and holding the head high, we may be assured of the impossibility of twin chins. Mr. Cox recently announced the installation of a new sandwich which he stated had been named after the the great J. Francis Geary. It was both a fine representation for the sandwich and Mr. Geary since it bears the true name of each — " Ham. " Miss Eleanor Browne has been confined during the past several months with a severe attack of " Spring " Fever. Dear Rod, Just give me one chance. That ' s all I ' ll need. — Fritz Borgman. An invitation — Visit us at Taunto n and see the stoves. — Neil and Joe. To the public: I will be at home in the quahaug beds off Fairhaven this summer. — Mannie Sylvia. Willing to trade — One violin with all sorts of discord. — Tom Hughes. To the President of the U. S. from the President of the Senior Class: " What a difference in salary! " — Larry Houle. Marily — Meet me tonight by the k-k-kitchen door. — John Connelly. To Whom It May Concern: I have definitely retired from the photography business. — Otto Salak. In case you want to know — I raised my mustache to strain the coffee. — " Mai " Maloney Dear Helen, I have repented. — Neil Powers. Dear Mr. Anthony: That yellow stain on my fingers is iodine. — Frank Ford. Notice — I will trade one slightly-used brain for a good crop of hair. — Russ Watson. For sale — One 1928 communiter ' s ticket. — Ding Sundberg. To Col. Lindbergh — I will provide the wind to blow your glider. — Duck Martin. To any famous artist — I will pose for you as Apollo any day. — Bud Spring. To Paul Whiteman — With me playing the piano you will become famous. — Jo Brennan. § Did you ever hear Pete go tweet-tweet-tweet On his Picolo? No? Then! Just listen to Joe go do-do-do On the pi-an-o Page one hundred thirty-jour Humor — Continued " Why are we here? " Mr. Herlihy said, Each one had a ready reply. " I am here, " said one, as her face got red, ' " Cause by bluffing I get by. " § S » What is the lobby in our School for ' ? For statues and " birds of a feather? " Or for us to sit on the typewriting desks In fair and inclement weather ' ? Names may come and names may go In this I speak the truth. But a name ' s no good without an ' ' O " Ask Senior 5 for proof. » No janitors now are needed for chores, Long dresses are once more in style, The girls very thoroughly sweep up the floors, They ' ll save the state cash for awhile. A Normal School is a wonderful place For intelligent people, they say, So some inmates, we find, if that is the case, Would be better off, far, far away. ■% ■% squad of efficient janitors, charwomen, telephone girls, and Anyone desiring services apply to Sr. 1. Experience gained in Junior High Training School. i § § Lost — By the Basketball Team, lots of games — gone but not forgotten. We claim the loving cup for losing most games in Massachusetts. l NOTES ON THE P. A. FACTORY Facing Highland Avenue is a three story red brick mill used by the P. A. workers for producing precision, " eesier " jobs, type lice, wrong fonts, and dirty paint-brushes. It employs about seventy-five hands, five foremen, and a super- intendent. Some men have been known to finish the jobs they started at the beginning of a term. On the upper floor of the P. A. Mill, we find the J. H. S. Factory. Here the youth of Fitchburg are manufactured by the J. H. S. trainers into prospective students. The trainers supposedly work in the building, but while touring we find them scattered about in offices and halls, some dusting, others washing windows and watering plants. Altogether we know they ' ll make good office and telephone clerks some day. t » M. Houlihan: " Do you know that Helen Barnicle wears golfs socks to gym? " M. Gibbons: " Golf socks? " Found — A window washers. Mary: " Sure, eighteen holes. " Connelly (as orchestra drummer) : Brennan: " How ' s that? " John: " Time flies, doesn ' t it.? " Joe: " So they say. " John: " Well, I beat time. " " I ' m the fastest man in the world. Page one hundred thirty-six A - Ope-fl -Fadioc Away- -Frosb- Sehio-rs All ? -n».- nRS- " Last Wemct " -rtECE-SSAUY EVILS- -O-FV Dainty Pumni " Goicjg Up " Humor — Continued During vacation week Helen Scannell received the following telegram from Betsy Dormin who was to have visited her: " Washout on line, cannot come. " Tactful Helen wired back: " Come anyway. Borrow some clothes. " § Ray: " Do you know the population of Fitchburg? " Neil: " Not all of them. I don ' t live here. " ■% t Nora O ' Toole: " Gosh, I had an awful nightmare last night. " " Babe " O ' Sullivan: " Yeah. I saw you with him. " t Miss Williams: " It ' s dark in here. Run up the curtain, please, Martin. " Miss Dolan: " Take 4 out of 5 and what do you have? " Voice from the rear: " Pyorrhea. " § Miss Williams: " How would you punctuate this sentence: ' I had a five dollar bill in my hand and the wind blew it away ' ? " Caroline Neilson: " I ' d make a dash after it. " § Marion Marshall: " Now, I want you to give me your candid opinion of this drawing of mine. " Miss Lamprey: " My dear, it ' s quite worthless. " Marion: " Yes, I know that, but I ' m anxious to hear it just the same. " § t Agnes: " Miss Goodfellow certainly takes an interest in F. N. S. people, dosen ' t she? " Alice: " How ' s that? " Agnes: " Well, I heard her say that she would be very glad to hear of the death of any Alumni. " • § We hear that Miss Hassell has refused to let out any more books to Normal School students until the courses in bookkeeping are discontinued. § Mr. Harrington: " Where was Sheridan when he took his famous twenty mile ride? " Nora O ' Toole (innocently): " On a horse. " S Hughes: " Maloney, your recitation reminds me of Quebec. " The Mighty: " And how is that, my good fellow? " Tommy: " Because it ' s built on a bluff. " i ■% Miss Williams ( quoting Shakespeare): " ' Fools can ask more questions than wise men can answer ' . " Rod Macdonald: " Thanks, that ' s why I flunk so many exams. " i Knock, knock. J.Connelly: " Who is it? " L. Houle: " It is I, Opportunity. " John: " You can ' t fool me. Opportunity knocks but once. " Page one hundred thirty-eight ?3b$, fau(J f (sd be merft x toYnomrou mima j f tum. SV T •dk wov VVo.sQ»x«voL e 9 2.9 W, :«W Humor — Continued M. Dougherty: " Haven ' t I a wonderful voice? " Ed Hayes: " Well, it ' s sort of grateful. " Madeline: " How grateful? " Ed: " Oh, a few clinkers now and then. " $ % Mr. Akeley: " Why are you painting so fast? " Atkinson: " I want to get done before the paint gives out. " § $ Miss McCarty: " What is a synonym? " L. Roche: " A synonym is a word you use when you can ' t spell the other one. " § Miss Doland: " Work this sum: Two eggs at 5c each, a pint of milk at 6c a pint, and half a pound of sugar at 6c a pound. " Rip Pease: " A custard. " ■ $ The Different Stages Freshman — " I don ' t know. " Junior — " I do not remember. " Senior — " I don ' t believe I can add anything to what has been said. " e Visitor: " And what ' s the building over there? " Mr. Randall: " Oh, that ' s the greenhouse. Visitor: " Dear me! I didn ' t know the Freshmen had a dormitory all to them- selves. " § t S Grace Welch: " Good night! Why is Larry always scratching his head? " Claire Connor: " Cause he ' s the only one who knows where it itches. " i Would a nation without women be a stagnation? Griffin: " What is that charming thing Lacouture is playing? " J. Frank: " A piano, y ' dub. " $ ■% ■$ Loquacious Trainman: " Madam, we just ran over a cat. " Miss Doland: " How terrible! Was the poor thing on the track? " Trainman (sadly shaking his head): " Oh, no, ma ' am. The locomotive chased it up an alley. " •% S Love is like an onion, We taste it with delight, And when it ' s gone, we wonder Whatever made us bite. -% Maloney: " You say this hair restorer is very good? " Watson: " Yes, I know a man who took the cork out of the bottle with his teeth and the next day he had a mustache. " $ C. Blair: " Two papers from this class may get one hundred. " Ding Sundberg: " Yeah, fifty apeace. " Miss Perry: " What are pauses? " Manny Sylvia: " They grow on cats. " Page one hundred forty . Mjwt nit Si " ThcCIelw L - oicc-i Roon- JH 0 C T% r L ° " ' , - SitTlrtJ ' » DftTHTUB — f-LAVIfl .JL OSES 2 Charlies ART ST5 - f) ' — t i y p I —WEr ' Br ' 1 TOLrtlNflME-M T . CHAMi 5 W ciJi i VoatY Bflii. Chahps . - . •, ' h m ■ Humor — Continued Mr. Smith (in Physics): " Have we any instrument for measuring density? " I. Fiske (stage whisper): " The report card. " § Miss Webster: " Who knows what races of people have black eyes? " Anna Cyran: " Shieks and prize fighters. " • Miss Hawley: " In what battle did General Wolfe, when hearing of a victory, cry, ' I die happy ' ? " Branley: " I think it was his last battle. " § t Dot Clark: " Why do the teachers go to assembly so early? " Kay Kielty: " I think they enjoy seeing us come in late. " ■% Dick Ward: " I saw something last night I just couldn ' t get over. " Charlotte (all excited): " What? " Her Junior: " The moon. " $ Miss Bolger: " What ' s a blood vessel? " Molly Broderick: " A pirate ship. " t Miss Webster: " Now you must prove the world is round. " Our Larry: " I never said it was. " $ Kelliher: " Why is a pancake like the sun, Bill? " Lacey: " I don ' t know, why? " Will Rogers 2d: " Because it rises in the yeast and sets behind the vest. " S Lives of Juniors all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And by asking foolish questions, Waste our recitation time. $ H. McLaughlin: " You want to keep your eyes open tomorrow. " DumbFrosh: " Why? " Helen: " Because you can ' t see with them closed. " § The Girl: " Are you from up North? " Anderson: " No, why do you ask? " The Girl: " Cause you dance as if you had snowshoes on. " There is something good about every man — even if it ' s his own opinion of himself. Page one hundred forty-two tV Big Splash -Dot WAtiTEt t i -Vol a]!! 06tc- ecv SunnEU SCHOOL l?Z9 Co C-SHALX - Oo " RcoalHobiuty- Humor — Continued A Senior stood on a railroad track, The train was coming fast. The train got off the railroad track And let the Senior pass. § § § Mr. Smith: " I want a quarter ' s worth of carbolic acid. " Proprietor: " Well, dis is a pawn shop, but mister, we have razors, ropes, and revolvers. " l ® Joe Cavanaugh resented the lateral pressure of John Anderson on the same seat in a street car. He said, " They ought to charge by weight in these cars. " " If they did, Joe, " said John, " you ' d have to walk. They couldn ' t afford to stop for you. " § § Mr. Livermore (to Mike Egan): " Is that all the work you could do in one hour? " Mike: " Well, I suppose I could have done a little more, but I never was much of a hand for showing off. " S Bill: " I don ' t know what to do with my week-end. " Cappie: " Put your hat on it. " $ » § To the Thin: " Don ' t eat fast. To the Fat: " Don ' teat. Fast. " § S Anne Lynch: " Does that clock tell time? " Billy: " No, you have to look at it. " S » Mr. Weston (in Algebra) : ' ' What does b plus b equal ? " O ' Malley (coming to life suddenly): " A bee hive. " Mr. Carpenter (to class in anger) : " I have taught you all I know, and yet you don ' t know anything. " ■$ Mr. Smith: " Which travels faster, heat or cold? " " Cappy " : " Heat, because you can catch cold easily. " Mr. Landall: " What is the quickest way to produce sawdust? " Fritz: " Why-er- " Mr. Landall: " Oh, come, come, use your head. " S Mr. Randall: " What is a cell composed of? 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Wallace No. 8 Universal Saw The Wallace No. 8 Universal Saw is portable, can be furn- ished to operate from the electric light circuit or the power line; motor built in and directly connected. The saw blade tilts or raises or lowers to any desired position; quickly adjustable, high speed, pro- duction, extremely accurate tool. J. D. WALLACE CO. 259 FRANKLIN STREET, BOSTON, MASS. fcfc : K fc " NEW ENGLAND ' S OWN " PACKERS AND PRODUCERS OF FINE FOODS WHOLESALE ONLY Bee , Mutton, Lamb, Veal, Pork, Hams, Bacon, Sausages, Poultry, Qame, Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Olives, Oils, Fresh, Salt and Smoked Fish Fruits and Vegetables Preserves and Canned Foods BATCHELDER, SNYDER, DORR DOE CO. Blackstone, North and North Centre Streets BOSTON, MASS. Tver Johnson Sporting Goods Co. Telephone 727 When you think of anything in Sporting Goods think of us Nationally Advertised Qoods we Carry Eastman Kodaks ■ Wright . Ditson Tennis Goods Spaulding Golf Goods - MacGregor Golf Goods Special Prices to Schools 466 Main Street X K Compliments of Lawrence . Klein Lumber Company tf X WHOLESALE LUMBER SPECIALISTS FITCHBURG, MASS. We Repair Everything That You Wear We Call for and Deliver A. SNEGG, Custom Tailor 6 Main Street fc£ ? ; For The Best Candy and Ice Cream ROLLO ROMANO 213 Highland Ave. ?£ COMPLIMENTS CHAIN RED AND WHITE STORES W fcfc Independently Owned and Operated Stores Quality Foods at Lowest Prices 7S A. Z. GOODFELLOW Attorney 748 Main Street FITCHBURG, MASS. The Independent Cab Co- Telephone 3500 fc£ at M 3 ?s ■ COMPLIMENTS MANNING, MAXWELL MOORE CO. PUTNAM MACHINE CO. FITCHBURG, MASS. K % -% " 33 WILLIAM A. HARDY SONS CO. 133 WATER STREET FITCHBURG, MASS. ™ V- v ' V.V H ■ I I rs if ■ ■ ■ «f RETAIN THOSE III DAYS QUALITY ENGRAVING CO. ENGRAVERS FOR. SCHOOL and COLLEGE PUBLICATIONS SO BRIDGE STRBKT WORCESTER.MASS. ; Compliments 0 THE FITCHBURG PAPER CO. Fitchburg, Mass. Vfc LOUIS DeJONGE COMPANY Paper Manufacturers Fitchburg, Mass. -M $f ., % - - HYLAND ' S Your Stationer Fitchburg Savings Bank Building, Fitchburg ALWAYS Ready to Serve You in ALL WAYS FITCHBURG CREAMERY FITCHBURG, MASS. Ritter for Flowers — % K - Compliments of HOTEL RAYMOND FITCHBURG, MASS. K- Goodnow -Pearson Company Fitchburg ' s Foremost Store Special Attention Given Students Trade COMPLETE OUTFITS for Young Men and Young Women are to be found in this one Great Store Goodnow-Pearson Company Fitchburg ' s Foremost Store tfr. - .- -.-.-. ._-. a Compliments of CROCKER BURBANK CO., Inc. M Kimballs Congratulations to those who graduate. May the situation you obtain lead the way for a bright happy and successful life. But Remember Clothes play their part Progress is easier when you look progressive. If a man is careless about his person he will be careless about his position. We would like to be your clothier. Can We? Everything man wears (except shoes) KIMBALL SON CO. 42 years young 377-379 Main Street X " _ S_ 3ft HATTON PRESS, Inc. Printers Manufacturers of High Qrade Catalogs and Direct Mail Printing SPECIALISTS IN COLOR GARDNER, MASSACHUSETTS Vfc ■■L «£?JB i i ■ ; w We furnished the class rings for 1924 We specialize on Trophies of All Kinds S. M. NATHAN The Hallmark Jeweler Jeweler and Silversmith 471 Main Street Telephone 353 Hallmark Watches are Better Registered Optometrist in Charge of Our Optical Dept. H. M. ADAMS FITCHBURG PRODUCE COMPANY Wholesale Dealers in Fruit and Produce 65 Laurel Street Fitchburg, Mass. U. S. Food Administration License No. 21449 a a ff Compliments of O ' Connor Drug Store GREEN STREET Ye House of JOHN L. BAILEY 685 Main Street in Fitchburg, Mass. for nearly a quarter of a century a Fitchburg industry and a leader in Quality Candy and Ice Cream Finest goods at reasonable prices. Shipments made to all parts of the world. Exclusive and Unique Qifts Unusual Favors 2» fc as k a Compliments 0 ' Thomas K. Ross, D.M.D. t DENTIST t Miss Matte Brown ASSISTANT Park Building Fitchburg, Mass. Tel. 454 - - ™ Brook ' s Pharmacy INCORPORATED THE STORE UNUSUAL Main at Oliver Art Room and Gift Shop Restaurant de Luxe £ -- - % K - 1 % ■ I .£« I -.,4 ' -, ' !«. f I ...V3: ii«. .■ IP y V c nejct da vi 1 eNi V a Tea 3 n Jb ' te.O ' V C vla Late lo bea ain eavfu |o rise ] , l ro£e.s:s tonal U uj uj se- S t t v«3 3e Deswe ■ % Compliments of THE JENNISON COMPANY CONTRACTORS AND ENQ1NEERS FOR Heating Sprinkling Steel Plate Work Plumbing W Compliments of CITY STEAM LAUNDRY, Inc. i % - 3S Compliments of LESURE, the Florist 5 Putnum Street k - a Vtf9m — 33 KIDDER DAVIS HOUSE FURNISHERS INTERIOR DECORATORS 692-700 Main Street Fitchburg, Mass. £ — % Compliments 0 NICHOLS FROST CO K — VACATION SUPPLIES Tennis Rackets Tennis Balls Tennis Shoes Golf Sets Golf Clubs Golf Balls Base Balls Gloves Mitts Bats, Etc. A NEW STOCK OF ALL THESE SUPPLIES JUST RECEIVED VISIT OUR NEW STORE FITCHBURG RUBBER CO. 510 Main St. Cor. of Putnam FITCHBURG, MASS. fc£ ■ K 3E E IEE Our Sincere Congratulations to the Class of 1930 THE GAVELEER SOCIETY THE MOHAWK CLUB THE DRAMATIC CLUB Vfc WMt K- « ; Compliments of Murphy ' s Druggist Main and Day Street The Normal Spa Candies Cream Ices Magazines Films Lunches W. R. Cox, Proprietor , a a % K K Compliments of Kendall Catering Co, Harry E. Kendall, Mgr. 56 NORTH ST. FITCHBURG, MASS. Tel. 2064 W Everything Foe Your Favorite Sport The distinction of being " Sports Headquarters " assures you of finding the proper equipment to help you enjoy your favorite sport to the utmost. Tennis Rackets Built for smashing play, full rounded frame, moisture proof stringing, $2.50 up. Lunch Sets Buy your set early and have its con- venience all through Spring and Summer. $1.50 Up Baseball Gloves Gloves for the youngster who is just beginning to play ball, to mitts the professionals use. .60c Up Getting Ready For Fishing The experienced fisherman is busy getting his supplies ready and coming here for them. The Home of Hardware Quality Service Fitchburg Hardware Company Phone 1670 314-316 and 689 Main St. tf [M I rJ Pi ?£ BROCKELMAN BROS., INC. You can expect the Brockelman Markets to give you, at all times, quality goods at thrift prices. Where prices can be made lower without lowering quality, you can expect lower prices here. SPECIALTIES Candy from our own Candy Kitchen Sweet Cream Butter California and Florida Oranges Our own Bakery Products Fresh Sea Food Imported and Domestic Cheese Our own brands of Tea and Coffee, also Meats, Groceries, Fish, Vegetables and Delicatessen. Fitchburg Clinton Gardner Leominster Nashua Lowell Worcester 1% a DIEGES CLUST " If we made it, it ' s right " CLASS RINGS FRATERNITY PINS Charms and Medals for Every Sport Prize Cups and Plaques 73 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. Special Photographs for 1930 Class by CHASE STUDIOS LEOMINSTER MASSACHUSETTS V, DI LUCCI - TAILOR CUSTOM TAILORING CLEANING PRESSING fct- EI% ■ ■ ?£ K £ Compliments of The New Moran Square Diner Largest Dining Car in Fitchburg CORNER OF MYRTLE AVE. AND LUNENBURG ST. Come in and See Us — Join the Crowd Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Frederick, Props. Be Normal Enjoy The Best in Literature, Art, and of course PURE FOODS. F. L. Drury Sons Co. SPECIALISTS IN THE BEST WALLACE BLOCK Get Quality when buying your Easter Clothes Hats and Furnishings W. G. PAYSON 274 Main Street Park Building FITCHBURG, MASS. Graduation Shoes and Hosiery for Young Men and Young Women W. C. GOODWIN 342-344 Main Street 3 M M Vfc X ' McBto S " J " »m Malt THE COVER on this book is the product of an organization of specialists whose sole work is the creation of unusual covers for School Annuals, Set Books, Histories, Catalogues, Sales Manuals and other Commercial Publications THE DAVID J. MOLLOY CO »8s7 North ejtcm Avttuu " HICAOO Good Clothes Stay Good We are pledged to sell you Only Good Clothes Good, Safe Values F. H. LANE CO. K K- % The Corlew Teachers ' Agency Grace M. Abbot, Manager 120 Boylston St. BOSTON Member of National Association of Teachers ' Agencies fe fc - % K- 3ft Make Friends and Keep Them. Class of 1930 That friends are made, arid kept through serving folks as they require has been deeply impressed upon us during the forty-two years of business. Because that in time, we know that quite a few of you can be counted as our friends. Remember us — if only slightly, for who knows when or how we may be of further service to you. WE EXTEND OUR BEST WISHES. CHAMBERLAIN - HUNTRESS CO. 332-340 Main Street, FITCHBURG fcfc 3 ?£ 3ft PLEDGE OF SAFETY Realizing the pledge of trust placed upon us by our employer, and to assist him in carrying out his pledge to the public, we have promised on our word of honor to live up to the Rules and Regulations of the Company to the best of our ability, to drive safely at all times, to take no unnecessary chances, and to be courteous to our patrons. CHAUFFEURS OF THE YELLOW CAB COMPANY Phone 400 ifc E ■ K- -ff K ff Compliments of Motor Tire Service Co. The Cary Teachers ' Agency One Registration for Both Offices 36 Pearl St. 14 Beacon St. HARTFORD, CONN. BOSTON, MASS. Warren Kay Vantine Studio, Inc. Official Photographer For 1930 Saxifrage SPECIALISTS IN SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS 160 BOYLSTON ST. BOSTON, MASS. 5 - s? ?g g GEORGE BROS. Sport and Dress Shoes 386 Main St. fcfc J. G. FLYNN Coat, Apron and Towel Supply 66 Green St. tf Wf ; RICE CO. Fine Writing Papers, Fountain Pens and Pencil Sets, Greeting Cards. Everything in Watches. Hamiltons, Elgins, Walthams, Gruens. The Finest Watches arc Qruen Watches. JEWELERS AND STATIONERS 350 Main St. Between Rich ' s and Goodwin ' s 3ft 3ft Vfc To The Class of 1930 Our Congratulations on your Graduation. Welcome into the Alumni Association. Best Wishes for Success Friendship in the Profession. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION _ -3ft Compliments of A FRIEND K H Hnftftlg] f£ We sincerely hope that the students and faculty members of our school will continue to purchase from the merchants and business men who have helped us produce our book. k£ E ' WBFIBrVfcsl m ■, V I ...,.,,.. -,r .: . .- ■■■ 3-;- ■-■ .,fC i ' ' y " "


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