Fitchburg State University - Saxifrage Yearbook (Fitchburg, MA)
- Class of 1935
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THE SENICJR CLASS
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STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
JOHN L. RANDALL, MS.
University of New Hampshire
Class of 1906
TCD DEAN JOHN L. RANDALL,
IN APPRECIATKDN OF THE
FREENDLINESS AND UNFAILINC5
PATIENCE W H I C H HAVE
CHARACTERIZED ALL HES RE-
LATEONS WITH US, WE, THE
CLASS OE I935, RESPECTFULLY
DEDICATE QUR "SAXIFRAGE"
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Class Sponsor, Advisor. and Inspffiflg Friend
DR. CHARLES M. HERLIHY
A.B., Boston College. 1912
A.M., Boston College, 1914
LL.D,. Boston Collrge, 1934
THE Class of l935 has made a signin-
cant contribution in the management
of the Year Book. I approve whole-
heartedly of your innovation in publishing
in the fall a separate bulletin containing
the lists of students and the advertisements
of the Year Book. This plan is fair to
the merchants who underwrite a large share
of the cost of the Year Book. I predict
that your plan will have widespread ac-
ceptance in this state.
CHARLES M. HERLIHY.
WILLIS B. ANTHONY
Bosfon Art School, '00
Dean of Practical Arts Men
GERTRUDE E. BRADT, M.A.
Columbia University, '26
Dean of Wfomen
JOHN L. RANDALL, NLS.
University of New Hampshire, '06
Dean of Academic Men
Top, left to right
CHARLES E. AKELEY
Captain U. S. Army
JOSEPHINE A. BOLGER
Sargent School, '24
RACHAEL S. BRUCE, B.S.
Columbia University, '32
Training School tlfdgerlyj
CLINTON E. CARPENTER,
Boston University, '28
Director of Training
Bottom, left to right
EDWIN CLARK, M.A.
University of Illinois, '23
Principal Junior High School
FLORENCE D. CONLON
Fitchburg Normal School, '19
FRANK A. CROSIER
Springfield College, '31
GERTRUDE M. CUNNINGHAM, BS
Boston University, '27
Training School CJunior Highj
Top, left lo right
GERTRUDE EISKE, M.A.
Columbia University, '30
Training School lJunior 1-lighj
LINA L. GRAMMONT
Fitchburg Normal, '24
Training School fJunior Highj
MARIE M. GEARAN
Fitchburg Normal, '17
Training School fDillonj
CLIFFORD W. HAGUE, B.A.
Lawrence College, '17
Bottom, left to right
CHARLES G. HAPGOOD, B.S.E.
Boston University, '31
Training School 1Junior Highl
ARTHUR C. HARRINGTON, MA
Boston University, '11
CORA M. HASSELL
Hyannis Normal, '0 9
HENRY HEALY, B.A.
Boston University, '27
Training School filunior Highj
Top, left to right
ELMA M. JOHNSON, ADJ.A.
Training School fEdgerlgj
VIRGINIA C. JOYCE, B.S.E.
Boston University. '34
EDWARD KNOWLES, IVI.A.
Harvard, Tufts, '34
Training School fJunior Highj
SARAH E. LAMPREY, B.S.
Columbia University, '31
Bottom, left to right
LAWRENCE E. LANDALL
Bradley Polglechnical Inst.
IVI. CHARLOTTE IVIAHONEY, B.S.E
Hyannis Teachers College, '34
Training School lDillon2
C. BLAIR MACLEAN, BS.
Stout Institute, ,3l
Nlechanical Drawing, Guidance
KATHERINE NI. IVICCARTHY
Fitchburg Normal School, '04
Top, lefl lo righl
KATHERINE E. MCCONNELL
North Adams Training School, '89
Training School lDiIlonj
MARY MCCONNELL, BSE.
Boslon University, '33
BELLE M. NIXON, M.A.
Columbia University, '24
HARRY E. PERCIVAL, ED.D.
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Springield Conservatory, '94
ARTHUR E. PURINTON
Bradley Polylechnical Insl.
DOROTHY STAFFORD, BSE
Boston University, ,32
ANNA E. SIMMONS, B.ED.
Clark Uniuersiiy, '30
Training School lilunior Highj
Top, left to right
IRENE L. SMITH
Worcester Normal School, '13
Training School lEdgerlyj
Bridgewater Normal School, '88
MARION L. WEBSTER, M.A.
Columbia University, 'O 8
RALPH WESTON, M.A.
University of New Hampshire, '29
Bottom, left to right
LOUISE WINGATE, BSE
Boston University, '24
Training School llfdgerlyj
LEONARD WOOD, B.A.
MAUD A. GOODFELLOW
Fitchburg Normal School, '97
HELEN M. O'I-IORO
Fitchburg Normal School, '20
Secretary to the President
RAUHA WAY RYNEN
Fitchburg Normal School
Burbank Hospital, Corey Hill Hospital
Enitie E. Eamleg
Miss Hawley was a woman of strong character,
of great purpose . . . admired and respected by her
fellow-teachers and by those fortunate enough to
have taken courses with her. Her radiant personality
and her indomitable will in the face of great suffer-
ing touched the hearts of those who knew the odds
against which she labored. She leaves a memory
sweet and lasting.
nineteen linnhreh thirtg-fnur
Sun, moon and stars have gone: there is no light.
The deep, pulsating blackness of the night
Surrounds the house. Within, a candle blows
Queer shadows into corners as it glows.
While I, in quavering bravado. dress
In all the meager grandeur I possess-
A Chinese coat, its edges dulled and frayed
By long-dead mandarins, a ring of jade,
A pair of padded slippers and a fan.
And now I sit upon this low divan
Cross-legged, with hands in sleeves, to welcome all
My lordly courtiers who come to call.
I dare not look about me lest I see
A very frightened child, who might be me.
Poet Laureate ,35
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
WITH every sweeping change in the organization of any institution there
must be a "trail-blazer," and it was in this capacity that the Class of
1935 began its career as the first four year class in the Fitchburg Normal School
in September 1931.
On March 31, 1932, the two announcements that were to affect our school
and our careers most greatly. were made--the right to grant the degree of Bache-
lor of Science in Education, and the accompanying change of name to the Mas-
sachusetts State Teachers College at Fitchburg. For the first time in its history,
the college now offered programs in three departments: the Elementary Cirades,
the Junior High School, and in the field of Practical Arts. Curricula were re-
vised to establish the college on a collegiate basis scholastically, and to allow
students the opportunity to major in the fields in which their interests lay.
Physically, our college has grown just as rapidly and as strikingly. A new
and beautifully modern Practical Arts building has been added to the campus: a
dormitory, Palmer Hall, has been given to the men: and, due to the rise of our
athletic teams to collegiate ranking, plans are underway for a new gymnasium.
Our athletic field is also in the process of change, and will shortly be remodeled,
enclosed, and equipped with stands.
Many new features have also been added to the social life of the student body,
the most outstanding of which are: the Junior Promenade, the Senior Prome-
nade, the colorful Winter Carnival Week-end, the hilarious Saxifrage Stunt
Night, and the Sophomore Class Day Hop.
As "trail-blazers" we were confronted with many new situations. experi-
ments, and problems. In meeting them we met with successes and failures, and
if we blazed out guide posts for future classes at our Teachers College then we
feel that we have been successful in our attempt to "fight all our might, and
onward to victory strive."
President .... . . . ROBERT HAMILTON
Vice President . . . A . RUTH MONTGOMERY
Secretary . . . . . . FRANCES O'NEILL
Treasurer . . . . , DONALD TRACEX'
Great Britain's contribution to our class will always be
remembered by those who knew him, so 'elp mel Josh is
one of our hardest working P.A. men. Taking an important
part in all class discussions. filling in words for Mr. Har-
rington and arguing about Irish liberation are characteristics
of Josh. As a printer he can't be beaten-as a student he is
well at the front. Success to you "Josh," you've worked 'ard
"What a good looking collar and cuff set!" Barb must
be used by now to the exclamations of all those who admire
her crisp lingerie touches. Cordial and friendly to all, Barb
is a well-known Hgure in campus life. Scholastically and
socially she has earned an envied place, meriting the high
honor which has been bestowed upon her-delegate to the
N. Y. Conference, and a member of the Honor Assembly.
Vice President Day Girls B53 Day Girls Council '3-1. .352
Delegate to N. Y. Conference '34,
Bernard is a math. major. and many times his lucid ex-
planations have saved the day for his less gifted classmates.
Not only does he excel in the exact science, but he also is a
talented and graceful dancer. Fred Astaire had better look
to his laurels, Bernard, if you decide not to teach.
Orchestra N541 Glee Club "SZ: Tennis Manager '35,
Hockey, soccer, basketball, volley ball. whatever the sport.
Benny can always be found in the thick of it. Slight as she
is. her energy is boundless. and so is her Irish wit.
Just to show that she is not one-sided, Benny lists among
her other interests interpretive dancing, good looking clothes
and Holy Cross.
Hockey '31-'3-lg Soccer '31-'3-lp Basketball '32-'3-'rl Vol-
ley Ball '32-B53 Baseball '32-'35: Black Team. Capt.
'32-V-1932 Head of Soccer '71-l: SAX Board.
Eminently capable both as a student and as an executive,
Ruth has given freely of her time and of herself to F. T. C.
Serious and conscientious, she goes purposefully about her
never-ending duties. For relaxation Ruth likes a game of
tennis, and We are told she wields a far from gentle racquet.
W. A. A. Board '32, '33: Head of Tennis '33: Glee Club
'32, '33, '35: Nature Club '34, '35: Day Girls Asso,, Pres.
A rock-bound Yankee, we suspect that Bixby is still wait-
ing for a Whig revival, and if you ask him about it he can tell
you exactly Why. Although no Babe Ruth, Arthur has given
four years of unfailing service to the ball team, and his place
will be hard to fill when he leaves. He is a careful, conserva-
tive thinker Who can stick to a thing 'till it's done.
Mohawks '32-'34, Vice-President '3-4: Baseball '32-'35:
Soccer '32: Manager Hockey '34: M. A. A. Board '3-l:
M, S. C. '33, '34,
Maurice C. Burns
Debonair, Wise-cracking Burnsey--the boy from Hanover.
Gardner and points 'round about. Deeply interested in con-
temporary art and literature, he often points his comments
with inimitable wit to the enjoyment of us all.
The weather and the government conspired to destroy the
Western Wheat fields, Burnsey, but it'll take more than a
drought to affect your crop of oats!
Mohawks: Soccer '34: Coach of Hockey '35: SAX Staff.
Quiet as she was we appreciated her subtle humor. In
Whatever Grace attempted, her stick-to-it-iveness was admired
by us all. Grace's high scholastic standing will surely give
her a seat among the learned.
Geography Club '32, '33,
Tom Carney's good-nature is so contagious that even
chronic grouches can't escape it-that's why everybody's
always glad to see him. Whether the secret of Tom's exub-
erance lies in always doing whatever he likes, or in always
liking whatever he does, is not known for certain. However
we do know that if he is a play-boy he somehow manages to
take every trick.
Mohawks '34, '35, Treas. '35: Tennis Team '32-'35, Capt.
'34: Class Marshall '34: M. A. A. Board '34.
Dorofhy F. Carr
Dot is a curly haired blonde with a healthy zest for life.
She is always ready for something new and enjoys it to the
full. Dot may look harmless, but just engage her in an argu-
ment and you'll find her swift repartee far from comforting.
Hockey '32g Soccer '32: Basketball '32.
It is claimed on good authority that Anna Clark's I.Q.
is one of the highest in the class. She is talented in both art
and literature, and thoroughly capable in every respect. It
is unfortunate that F. T. C. has not made better use of her
Glee Club '32-'34: Sec. of Class '33,
Eugene W. Coakley
"Coak," "Nini," and "Cherub," he answers to all of them
-reluctantly. "Coak" entered the portals of F. T. C. smil-
ing and time has wrought no change. 'Though no giant
physically, "Nini" knows that size is not the measure of a
man,--what's more, he can prove it. His success as
president of the Cilee Club, and his afhrmed love of the opera
leads us to suspect him of high ambitions. At any rate.
he'll succeed, for when he says he'll arrive, he arrives.
President of Glee Club '35: Gaveleer '32-'35,
John Cogoli is a big man and no part of him is out of
proportion. It takes an oversized shoe to cover his foot, an
oversized hat to cover his brains and an over-sized coat to
hold his good-Will. I-le is undoubtedly built to do big
things, and Whatever tries to stop him had better look out
for its health.
Dramatic Club '34: Glee Club '32, '33, '34, '35: Typo-
graphical Society, President.
Agnes T. Conlon
"Ag" is the cheerful and carefree member of the Clinton
Triumvirate-nothing ever spoils her good nature. Noon
hour in the library the students get service with a smile from
Agnes. We are confident that she will go places in her field
capably armed as she is with its essential qualifications.
Serious minded, staunch and dependable, you can't look
at John Connors Without knowing that he means What he
says, and, what's more, that he can back it up. Red says
that he can't be certain of getting a teaching job, but he's
mighty sure that he'll have some kind of a job, and his friends
are sure that the man who employs him will be lucky.
Glee Club '32: Gaveleer '32-'3-4: President M. S. A. '34:
President Dorm Council '34-3 Baseball '33, '34,
"Charlie" is a man who goes his Way without an aye, yes,
or no to any one. Luckily his way is usually the right way,
but right or Wrong, he can give a good reason for it. Accord-
ing to Hoover, rugged individualism made America's fortune,
and here's hoping that it will do the same for "Charlie,"
Mohawksg Soccer '33, '35,
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Cully has endeared herself to so many people in so many
different ways during the past four years, that it seems almost
unnecessary to attempt to laud her here. Such an engaging
personality, refreshing sense of humor and unbounded depth
of loyalty could only bring her what We all hope will be
hers-the very happiest existence.
Dramatic Club '32, '33, '34, '35: Treasurer of Dorm '35:
Head of Hiking '33: l-lead of Swimming '34, '35: Class
Vice-President '3Z: Basketball '33, '34, '35, Hockey
Harold W. Cummings
Good taste is l-larold's strong point. Good taste in all
things-cars, clothes, actions and companions. Reserved
and attentive in manner, Harold seldom speaks till he has
something worthwhile to say. Poised and self-assured, he
seems to have already learned how to meet life successfully.
Soccer '32, '34: Baseball '32-'35: Mohawks '31,-'35:
Evelyn F. Davis
Evelyn is a quiet studious girl who realizes the value of
doing all things Well. She reserves, though, a wealth of high
spirits for close friends as members of JA. can testify. We'll
Wager they'll never forget the night after training.
Glee Club '32-'34: Nature Club '34, '35.
No one in school has worked harder than "Bill" Davis.
How he ever managed to do all his extra curricula activities
and still make EPSILON PI TAU is a miracle. How the school
is ever going to get along without him will be another miracle,
but some superintendent is going to be lucky to get him on
Epsilon Pi Tau Sec.: Gaveleers: Art Club Pres.: Dramatic
Club: Orchestra: Band: Typographical Society: SAXIFRAGE
Donald E. Domina
Did you ever hear of an even-tempered red-headed lrish-
man? Rare as they are, F. T. C. possesses one in the person
of "Don" Domina. Biologist, mathematician, superb dancer,
business manager extraordinary-just a few of the sobriquets
applicable to "Donnie" lf this doesn't land you a job
'iDon," nothing will!
Mohawks '34-'35: Business Manager SAX.
Rachel C. Dormin
We admire you, Rachel, for your dramatic ability, your
sense of humor, and your ability to so capably stand up for
your rights. Qualities such as these will not go unrecognized,
and will be the impetus behind your future success.
Dramatic Club '32-'34,
Anne T Dunleavy A
To know Anne is enough to make us appreciate the merry
side of life. Anne's redeeming qualities of good-heartedness
and honesty will safely take her through life in anything she
Geography Club '32, '33, '34: Hockey '34, '35,
Ellzabefh L. Ellis
Deeply interested in art, practical as well as fine, Ellis has
the distinction of being the author of our class song: one of
our more persistent knitters, and a wood finisher of note. Rea
cently, however, Ellis has acquired a Ford which, when filled
to overflowing with co-eds, reminds us of the celebrated
"Fresh Air Taxi Cab."
Geography Club '3Z: Nature Club '34. '35: Hockey '32,
Clark lost a good man when Armas left there for Fitch-
burg. I-le started here in the P. A. department, changed to the
Junior High and became the third ranking student in less than
a year. On the basketball floor he's a topnotcher, and even
his dental catastrophe didn't effect his social prestige. From
such a demonstration it is obvious that no odds can possibly
Basketball '32, '33, '34: Mohawks.
Evelyn E. Flal1er'I'y
"Ev" is small only in stature. No one has a larger heart
or a more inquiring or alert mind than she. Sincere and con-
scientious in the extreme, "Ev" is always prepared for even
the most difacult assignment. Her anxiety to please and her
determination augur well for a successful future as a school
Geography Club '32: Glee Club '32: Nature Club '32, '33.
Conscientious and dependable, Irene enjoys the enviable
reputation of having never "let a person down." She made
her musical debut as "Butterfly" in H. M. S. Pinafore. a
courageous production which will be long remembered. With
Irene's graduation the Cilee Club will lose a loyal member.
Glee Club '31-'35,
Hats off to one of the most enterprising and ambitious
lads of F. S. T. C. No wonder you're thin, Leo, you're not
still long enough to acquire any poundage. Leo has a finger
in almost every pie concocted on the campus, and plays in an
orchestra on the side. Lots of luck to the boy Who's not
afraid to Work for what he Wants.
M, S. A. Council: Glee Club: Orchestra.
Quiet and shy, Leo expresses himself through drawing.
Books, papers, desk tops. walls-every conceivable surface
provides a canvas upon which he can create beautiful girls.
handsome men, caricatures, or whatever his heart desires.
Walt Disney will probably keep his job if Leo sticks to teach-
Treasurer M. A. A.: Treasurer Art Club '342 Mohawks
'33, '34: SAX Staff.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you: weep-" but
Barb never weeps, she is one of our jolliest girls. The schools
of Lunenburg had better place Barb, for without her the good
old Athletic Club is headed straight for disaster.
Geography Club '32: Cwlee Club '32, '33, '34, Nature
Club '33, '34.
Student proctor of the men's dormitory, twice president
and No. 1 man of his class-such a record speaks for itself.
Bob has accomplished all this without ostentation or apparent
effort. His two "A-I-'s" in training have set a new record
for the training schools and are good specimens of the sort
of work he'll do in the future.
Class President '34, '35: M. S. A. Council: Mohawks:
Dormitory Council: N. Y. Conference '34: Tennis, Man-
ager '33: Hockey '35.
There is something in Hansen's appearance that suggests
strength, and the suggestion is more than fulfilled in his work.
One of his strongest points in school has been his ability to
tend strictly to his own business.
Laissez Faire made the United States a billionaire nation,
Elmer, and we hope it does right by you.
Chesfer D. Howar+h
Chet is a gentleman of parts-looks, wit, brains, suuozr-
faire, he has them all. Chet, however, does have one weak-
ness and that is politics. At the mere mention of the word
he loses all track of time and often arrives two or three hours
late. But when he does arrive you can always count on him
to give a good account of himself.
Gavaleers '35: Dramatic Club '35: Debating Club '34, '35:
Glee Club '33: M. A. A. Board '34,
'Though she is just a very little girl, "Maddy" is far from
being disregarded or overlooked. She is well able to stand
up for her rights and dearly loves to debate, in a friendly
way, of course. Possessing an alert and retentive memory.
Maddy is usually able to come out on top.
Debating Club '32-'34: Secretary Debating Club '32, '33:
Hockey '32-'34, Soccer '32-'34,
As the star athlete of F. T. C., Emile leaves a brilliant
record for lesser men to envy. Soccer, basketball, baseball-
they're all the same to him. His only grievance has been that
he could not play more than one sport at a time. The Red
Sox are now after him, but if he turns them down the teach-
ing profession will gain a good man.
Basketball '32, '33, '34, '35: Baseball '32, '33, '34, '35:
Coach '33, '34, '35: Soccer '32. '33, '34, '35: M. A. A.
Board '33, '34, '35: Debating '32, '33: Dramatic Club '35:
A lot of students never knew John very well because he
seemed to keep so completely to himself. Well, he had a good
reason,-he's a Benedict with a family at home. Another
reason for his seeming seclusion is an enormous number of
unusual interests. model ships, death-masks, weather fore-
casts-there seems to be nothing that John can't do,
Epsilon Pi Tau: Typographical Society '34,
Vernie has made a name for himself with his snappy come-
backs-"You listen, I'm tired." Well, Vernie had a right
to be tired for he certainly worked hard. One of the most
friendly souls on the campus, you can always count on a
big smile and a glad hand from Vernie.
Geography Club '32-'35: Press Geography Club H543 Glee
Club '32-'351 Secretary Glee Club '31
Bob has been Fitchburg's star pitcher for four years. The
long, easy swing of his arm as he throws the ball is typical
of Bob's college career. He does everything well, yet with-
out exertion. Another Held in which Bob starred was train-
ing,-the kids haven't forgotten yet how much they liked
Gavaleer '35: M. A. A. Board '34: Baseball '31-'35:
Captain of Baseball '34.
Carl E. Ludwig
Carl is still a little boy, but oh! so energetic. One can
always depend on him for aid if one is in a tight spot. As a
reward for his unremitting energy he was given the thankless
job of prying us loose from our Gavel nickels. Carl must
have some collection of worms by now if being an early
bird means anything!
M. A. A. Board '32, H533 Soccer Manager '33: Comptroller
'32, '33: Nature Club '34, '35.
A real gentleman of the old school, Ed's dominant trait
is sincerity. Whatever situation confronts him he earnestly
searches for the most perfect solution possible and can be de-
pended upon to stand back of the decision he makes. As
president of the Gavs.. he has demonstrated a propensity for
making excellent decisions which will serve him well as a
SAXIFRAGF Staff: Gavaleers, President '35: M. S. A.
Council '31-'32: Dramatic Club: M. A. A. Council '34-'35.
Winifred I. Mackey
"Winnie" is the girl with the engaging smile-perhaps
that's the secret of her social success. i'Winnie" also has what
it takes to get along in teaching as is evidenced by her enviable
and unusual record in training. If her interest in wood work-
ing doesn't sidetrack her we expect Winnie to be one of the
most popular teachers that F. T. C. has turned out.
Geography Club '32, '333 Class Hockey '31, '32: Capt.
'33: Class Basketball '3l, '32.
in-it Annie Malcela
The ancient maxim that "Silence is golden" warrants
Annie great riches. Belied by her quiet. retiring manner.
a shrewd brain is ceaselessly active, choosing and evaluating
the better things in life. Annie finds her relaxation in the
Glee Club. of which she has been a loyal member during her
four years of colege.
Glee Club '32-'34: Soccer '33, '34: Hockey '33, '34,
Joseph F. Manning
Though Joe has plenty to boast about, he keeps so silent
that you don't know he's around 'till you see him. A crack
baseball player and a leading man in the P. A. department, the
schools of Walpole should eagerly await the native's return.
M. A. A. Board '32: Mohawks: Baseball Capt. '34.
Sincere, dependable, eflicient "Kay" has what it takes to
be a well-loved leader. In athletics, dramatics. and other
fields of activity we have been only too willing to take ad-
vantage of that quick sympathy, ready smile and practical
helpfulness which will claim for its possessor a high place
in anything she undertakes.
Hockey '32-'35: Soccer '32-'35: Basketball '32-'35: Vice
President of W. A. A. '31, '32: Jr. Representative W. A. A.
'33, '34: Head of Basketball '34-'35s SAX Staff: Dramatic
Club '32-'35: Glee Club '32, '33.
Audrey A. Marshall
Independent and self suflicient, Audrey. while always will-
ing to help others. has asked no favors. An excellent dancer,
a fine tennis player, and an all round good sport, Aud is de-
servedly popular with her fellow students-both men and
girls. Some kids are going to be mighty lucky when they get
"Aud" as their new teacher.
W, A. A. Board '35: SAXIFRAGE Staff '35: Tennis '33,
'34, '35: Hockey '33, '35: Volley Ball '33, '35: Bowl-
Dorothy M. Maynard
Dot is the best natured, the best hearted and the most un-
sellish girl in the class. Quite a few superlatives for one. not
very big, girl, but as Dot would say-'AI can take it," She
also has set a record in printing-beating those P. A. men at
their own game. You can't help being successful, Dot, for
you have everyone pulling for you.
Basketball '32, '33: Hockey '31, '3Z: Soccer '31, '32,
Bowling Team '32.
Rulh L. Michelman
During her entire stay at F. T. C. Ruth has proved her-
self a hard working, conscientious student. She has a well
deserved reputation as a delightful hostess to which those
who have been entertained at her house will testify. Ruth
has quite a flare for verse making and we sincerely hope her
latest venture will make an impression on the editors.
Dramatic Club '32-'35, Hockey '32,
There are not many people who can honestly lay claim
to the adjective 'icharmingf' but 'iRuthie" is one of the for-
tunate few. Under a winsome exterior may be found one
of our most capable students, and with such assets as these
the world is to be conquered.
Secretary W. A. A. '341 Secretary VJ. G. A. '3Z: Vicc-
President '33, '34: Dramatic Club '32-'34.
Anders R. Nelson
"Of such men are empires built." Diminutive in stature.
but gigantic in his fund of energy, "Puma" has been a leader
in the class room and in athletics for his entire four years.
Orchids to you, "Puma" as the great coach of a great quintet.
Gaveleers '32, '33, '34. '35: Treasurer '34: Basketball '32,
'33: Captain '3-4: Coach '35: Baseball '33, '34, M. A. A.
Board '34, '35.
Ellen is one of the quieter members of 1935, but her schol-
astic record proudly speaks for her. Eflicient and well pre-
pared herself, she is always willing to help those who have
been remiss. Many thanks and the best of luck to you, Ellen,
for those frequent past favors.
Nature Club '34, '35: Glee Club '31-'35.
David W. O'Brien
Timid and shy socially, Dave's forte is conscientious study,
not of lessons alone but of whatever he undertakes. The
results are his enviable mastery of tennis, his invincible checker
and chess techniques, and a reputation for being the man who
will always do more than his share of the work.
Mohawks C4l. Treasurer '33: Tennis l3l. Captain '35:
M. A. A. Board '35.
Paul X. O'Connor
Tall and distinguished looking, Paul is a man who de-
mands respect. In college he has ably proved his executive
ability as president of the Mohawks: his histrionic powers in
the Dramatic Club: and his physical prowess on the tennis
court. Though some claim Paul is a sesquipedalian that is
not true. He is a philosopher in embryo.
Dramatic Club '32, '33, '34, '35: M. A. A. Board '33,
'34, '35: Mohawk Club '33, '34, '35, President '34: Bas-
ketball '32: Tennis. Captain '33, Coach '34, '35.
With her slender figure, curly blonde hair and baby blue
eyes, Rita is a picture of perfect innocence. Her quiet even
nature and pleasant disposition have endeared her to all of
us. Although modest she is known as one of the brightest
students in the class.
Geography Club '3l: Glee Club '3l: Basketball '33.
Gay, laughter-loving Fran has a great time teasing the
more naive members of the sterner sex,-and they don't com-
plain about it either! But beneath this surface levity is a sin-
cere and consuming interest in the drama, and in literature
as a whole. Pran's ability to penetrate the bluff of the poseur
and the hypocrite will be invaluable to her in whatever sit-
uation she may find herself.
SAXIFRAGE Staff '35: Class Secretary '34, '35: Volleyball
'33335: Hockey '341 Soccer '3-l: Debating Club '32,
"Ducky" Parsons hails from Gloucester, where all men
must be giants regardless of size. lf you don't believe
"Ducky" qualifies, just get him to tell you about his fxshing
trip two summers ago. Business ability plus an excellent
grasp on his subject matter make Parsons a fine prospect for
the first superintendents job that comes his way.
M. A. A. Board '33: Baseball Manager '34: Comptroller
'35: Gaveleer '33-'35: Nature Club '32-'35,
Minnie S. Perls+ein
Minnie ranks well at the top in scholarship-proving that
effort does bring the desired results. She, like the Moocher,
has a heart as big as a whale, and is always ready to help the
other fellow out. As Dr. Percival says-"You can always
depend on Miss Perlsteinf'
Nature Club: Art Club '33, '35.
Fine things come in small packages, for example, note
Peverly in his Baby Austin. He says little but he always
knows exactly what he's doing and wastes no time getting
it done. When the midnight oil burned in the P. A. shops.
you could count on its being Peverly and Kady finishing
some piece of craftsmanship for their own satisfaction and
Cavaleer '32, '33, '34, '35: Typography.
From "Charlie's" peaceful manner and quiet voice, it
might be supposed that he is a man who may be trifled with.
but it is not so. Charlie has good ideas, knows his rights,
and is well able to defend them.
M. A. A. Board: Manager Basketball: Glee Club '3Z. '33,
'34, '353 Debating Club '33: Dramatic Club: Typographical
Nat is one of those vivacious people with sparkling eyes
and active minds who never seem to be caught in a languid
moment. Her interests are bewilderingly broad. She may
always be counted on for an ingenious suggestion and coop-
erative support. two qualities which long ago assured her of
Vice President Miller '33-'3-+3 NV. A. A. Board '32-'35:
Head of Bowling '33-'3-ll Soccer '33: Art Club '33-'3-l:
Geography Club '32-'3-lc SAX Staff.
Bessie A. Poulos
l-lere is undeniable proof of the old adage that good things
come in small packages. Bessie is our miniature personinca-
tion of industry, energy and good humor, a combination.
which, when topped by the sunniest of smiles, will surely
prove as irresistible to superintendents as it has to her fellow-
Clee Club '31-'3-li Dramatic Club '32-'35: Art Club '33-
'3-lq Hickey '32, '33: Basketball '31, '33: Volley Ball
Poise and calm self-possession, the outward evidences of a
keenly perceptive mind, are attributes for which Rose has
been distinguished since she first entered F. T. C. Gener-
osity and helpfulness are as characteristic ones. We can safely
surmise that a career to her will be no dull routine affair but
an exciting adventure.
Cilee Club '32, '33: Bowling '33, '34, '35,
The truest of friends, the most conscientious of workers,
the finest of sports, the best of dancers-anything "Ginny"
does one has to describe in superlatives. Every bit of that
tall angular figure is thrown wholeheartedly into whatever
she does, whether it be hockey, dancing or studying. She is
the best all-round sport in the school.
Dorm Association, Secretary '34, President '35: Nature Club
'35g A, A. Conference '33: W. A. A. Board '32-'34:
Head of Hockey '33: Head of Soccer '3-lg Basketball '31,
'32, '33: Bowling '31-'34,
Henry F. Rockel
Henry is an excellent artist, and it is the fault of the class
that his talents have not been fully exploited. His manner
is unassuming, but his membership in Epsilon Pi Tau shows
the calibre of his work which is apparent in everything he
Epsilon Pi Tau '34, Vice President '35: Typographical
Society, Vice President.
Like his inseparable pal, Freddy, Prank is thoroughly self-
dependent. He has invariably minded his own business,
and has minded it so effectively that he is a ranking man in his
class and treasurer of EPSILON PI TAU. His classmates say
that he has done it by sheer brain power, and that's an asset
that will always enable a man to maintain his independence,
Dramatic Club '33, '34, '35: Epsilon Pi Tau '34, '35,
John Shea has won distinction as the only non-commuter
who managed to stay out of the Dorm., but the Hotel Ray-
mond just couldn't get along without him. He is a good
student, played on all his class teams and shone in varsity
hockey. He is planning now to be a teacher unless the hotel
business will at least double his pay.
Typographical Society, Secretary: Hockey '34, '35.
Katherine M. Sheehan
Though small in stature, Kay's eyes betray an alert and in-
is her mental capacity that accounts for
standing, her position as editor-in-chief
and the respect which all her classmates
telligent mind. It
her high scholastic
of the SAX. board,
hold for her. Witty, and possessed of a stimulating aptitude
for penetrating criticism, life is never dull when Kay's around.
Editor of SAXIFRAGE: Hockey l3ll.
Good natured and a great worker, Louis is death on bunk.
Upon suspecting any sort of bologna he starts tracking it
down, regardless of the personal danger involved. A good
business manager and a great campaigner, it was Louis who
engineered the sale of the year-book. You can always be
sure of success if Louis is on your side.
Assistant Manager of SAXIFRAGE '35: Typographical Society.
When Margaret comes flying into the D. Gfs room the rest
of us Wonder at her unbounded vitality and enthusiasm.
That this attitude produces results is shown by her enviable
record in training. We predict for Margaret a career as scin-
tillating as that of her famous aunt.
Debating Club '32, '33: Dramatic Club '3-l: Soccer '33:
A. Fay Smifh
Whenever there's a discussion in progress "Smitty" can Eb
depended upon to dive in head foremost. He manages to get
mixed up in a lot of things and some of them he does well.
For instance: printing, histrionics. editing a school paper, the
SAX. board, and last of all, story-writing. Pay claims that
if he can make a success of the latter, he'll spend his life cul-
tivating brain children and leave the school-children to the
more tender mercies of somebody else.
Gaveleers: Dramatic Club. President '35: Editor of Guuul:
M. Southworth in
Cliff is both an excellent athlete and a fastidious gentle-
man. A mainstay in the soccer team when only a freshman.
he climaxed his athletic career by a fine season as coach. When
off the soccer field he is a meticulous dresser and a careful stu-
dent: a man who has actually earned all the credit he has re-
Mohawk Club. President '35, Secretary '3-lg Vice President
M. S. A. '34-1 M. S. C.: Dorm Council: Coach Soccer S52
M. A. Board.
George V. Spires
The story of Cieorge's phenomenal years at Fitchburg is
destined to become a legend. To support a family and go
to college at the same time is Well Worth remembering, but
to get all A's in the bargain is unforgettable. lf George can
maintain his present pace he'll probably become Fitchburgs
most famous Alumnus.
Margarei' M. Splaihe
Try as We will We can think of no more adequate way of
expressing our admiration for Peg than to say she's a grand
sport. All the enviable qualities which this term is supposed
to connote are firmly embedded in a personality that has
missed no one in its magnetic appeal for friendships. If
Wishes for success mean anything to the powers that be, she
may be assured of an ideal career.
Head of Baseball '33: Head of Basketball 754: President of
W. A. A. '34-335: Nature Club '34-M55: Hockey '32-'35:
Soccer '32-'35: Basketball '32-'353 Baseball '32-'35.
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We wager that Inez' Winsome ways and big black eyes have
melted many a cop's heart as she gaily sped to and from
Pepperell each day! Modest and retiring as she is we find
her well up on her studies, and to many of us she has proved
herself a steadfast and loyal friend.
"Teit" is a long, lanky Finn, wlth plenty of power. So
much power, in fact, that it carried him all over Europe as a
member of a crack track team, and in F. T. C. it enabled him
to star in both basketball and soccer. When you add to his
physical prowess the brain power that made him president of
EPSILON PI TAU. the result is a man who can excel at any-
Soccer '32, '33, '34, '35: Basketball '32, '35: Track '32,
'33, '34, '35: Ciaveleerg Typographical Club: M. A. A.
Board '33, '34, Chairman '353 Epsilon Pi Tau, President
'35: SAXIFRAGE Board.
Henry C. Tenney
Under any sort of circumstances it's a comfort to have Ten-
ney around, because he never asks for help or sympathy him-
self, but he willingly gives both to his friends. For the last
four years Henry has been working at the job of going to
college, and it goes without saying that he has done the job
Donald S. Towle
Everyone who knows Don, knows his charming smile.
It is an asset that he keeps with him even "when everything
goes dead wrong," In school Don has been a mainstay in
the Cmlee Club and Orchestra and a star in the interclass games.
He is a friend, a good student and a man of whom E. T. C.
may well be proud.
Glee Club '32, '33, '34, '35g Orchestra '32, '33, '3-+3
Donald J. Tracey
Good appearance, pleasing voice, fine sense of humor, win-
ning manner-personality plus, that's Don Tracey. Since
his freshman year Don has been one of the most popular men
on the campus, and that goes for the faculty and men as well
as the girls. You know, Don, Roosevelt has a famous smile
and just look where it got him.
Men's Student Council, Vice-President '34, '35: Soccer
'32, '33: Baseball '32: Dramatic Club '33, '34, '35: Glee
Club '33, '34, '35: Typographical Society '35: Gaveleer,
Secretary '33, Vice President '35: Track '32, '333 SAXIf
lt's difhcult to remember that Lil has been with us only
one year. ln that short time she has become such a valuable
addition to the class that we wonder how Worcester Teach-
er's College could resign itself to losing one of its most effi-
cient and capable students.
Dramatic Club '34: Basketball '3-4: Volley Ball '35.
So far as is known Freddy Wales has never asked a favor
of anyone. He has stood squarely on his own feet, earned
money by playing in dance bands, and taken everything that
came his way without flinching. A yachtsman and a musi-
cian, if Freddy does as well in his vocation as he has in his
avocations, he will have to ask no more favors in the future
than he has in the past,
Gavaleer '32, '33, '34, '353 Orchestra.
Very sweet and demure is Thelma, and she has an active
sense of humor in the bargain. Conscientious toward her
work, Thelma's chief joy, when she throws off the yoke. is
to go dancing. Speaking of yokes-is it true, Thelma, that
Shirley is your favorite village?
Unstudied excellence in the three S's-Sincerity, Sagacity
and Serenity-as well as in the three R's is what has made
Edna one of the most delightful of classmates and what will
eventually bring her, We are sure, the sum of them all-
Chairman, W. A. A. Weekend '3-4: Hockey '31, '33, '3-lg
Basketball '32, '33, '34: Soccer '3l, '32.
Gerfrude M. Harfy
Fragile, almost childlike in appearance, "Gert" combines
the mind of a philosopher with the soul of an artist. Her
deep insight and breadth of character are apparent in the
lovely lyrical poems Which she has Written and of which we
are all so justly proud. We prophesy that in the not too dis-
tant future "Gert" will be F. T. C.'s most distinguished
Student Council '32, '34: Delegate to N. Y. Conference
'34, Class Secretary '34: Dramatic Club '32, '33, '34, '35:
Art Club '33: Glee Club '32.
"Action" seems to be the keynote of "Ken's" philosophy
of life. Wherever you find the exciting, the stimulating, the
colorful or the amusing, there you will find Ken,-an invalu-
able companion for anyone Who believes in living life lustily
and appreciating it keenly.
Student Council '34: W. A. A. Board '34: Glee Club '32C
Art Club '33, '34, '35: Soccer, Hockey, Basketball. Bowling,
Volleyball '32, '33, '34, '35.
Dot is a study in light and shadow, a combination of
bright vivacity and somber moods, a mixture that intrigues
one and is always a little bit surprising. The classroom may
not connne her talents forever, but we could easily predict
success for her in any Held.
Student Council '32, President '35: Dramatic Club '32-'35.
There are so many praiseworthy possibilities in Helen's
past that it is not possible to enlarge on all of them. Her
active participation in every phase of school life has given her
a background of experience which is only one of the many
bases upon which she can be assured of an effective career.
Glce Club: Geography Club: Dramatic Club: Hockey, Soc'
cer. Basketball '32, '33, '34, '35.
Laughter, Malvina believes, is the perfect antidote for any
problem. The eflicacy of such a code is well illustrated in
her enviable equilibrium. There are not short-cuts to every
goal, but balance and a sense of values are priceless assets.
Bowling '34: Basketball '33, '34s Hockey '34: Glee Club
'34: Geography Club '34.
Marvls E. Thompson
If the criteria of success are breadth of interests and vert
satility of accomplishments then We can expect for Marvis an
amazing career. It seems that there is no field which she has
not explored. It is still a matter of conjecture in which one
she Will leave her mark, but leave it she Will, and that with
Volleyball '32: Glee Club: Nature Club: Art Club '35:
Student Council '35.
Blonde and light-hearted, Olive was a welcome addition
to Miller Hall when she moved in during sophomore year.
Ambitious and cooperative. she has Worked hard both for
the Dormitory Association and the W. A. A. Olive has
beauty, brains, and the will to succeed-who can stop her?
Geography Club '3Z: Glee Club '32: Art Club '3Z. '33.
'34: Hockey '34, '35: Soccer '34. '35: Basketball '34, '35:
Capt. Black Team '35: Dorm Council, Secretary '35,
"Winnie" is a real student-one who does good work be-
cause she loves to do it. She is also gifted musically, and her
trumpet playing has been a feature of many of our social
affairs. As one of her classmates so aptly put it: "l've never
seen Winnie Dodge with a hair on her head out of place."
Orchestra '33, '34, '35: Glee Club '33, '34: Art Club
'33, '34, '35: Geography Club '34: W. A. A. Board '34,
'35: Volleyball '33: Executive Secretary-Treasurer Athletic
Eva was a house-president Whom we shall never forget,
Her sense of duty and clear thinking commanded the respect
of all her associates in Miller Hall, She was always coopera-
tive and helpful in the many undertakings in which she had
a part. We feel. that with her ability to lead, Eva will surely
meet success in her future work.
Geography Club '34: Art Club '33, '34, '35: Glee Club
'33, '34, '35: Dorm. Council '35: House President '35.
We will all remember Alice as an all round athlete and a
grand sport. As head of the Orange Team. it was evident
to all that she has qualities of leadership. She has made many
lasting friendships here because of her cheerful smile and un-
failing good nature.
XV. A. A. Sr. Representative '35: Orange Captain '34:
Hockey '33-'35: Soccer '33-'35: Volley Ball '33-'35:
Basketball '33-'35: Baseball '33-'353 Glee Club '33-'35:
Art Club '33.
One of the most jovial and friendly souls on the campus,
the Day Girls' room echoes with mirth when Bessie is in
form. Although not apt to be worried or overworked by
her scholastic activities, she has managed to keep well abreast
of her class. Here's to you, Bessie, and may you always
Marion is one of the quietest members of our class and has
formed many lasting friendships through her congenial and
sincere spirit. We will remember her as a cheerful. happy
person always ready to help when she was needed. lt is
evident, from the great enjoyment and interest which she
shows in her work, that her profession has been well chosen.
Volleyball '33: Hockey '35: Geography Club '34g Art
Club '33, '34, '35.
Helen comes to us from the beautiful old town of Groton.
So retiring is she that many of us have missed the opportunity
of knowing her personally. However, her classmates tell us
that she is a capable, energetic student, and an obliging, sin-
"Dot" takes college and its duties very seriously, perhaps
that is why she has achieved so much. She is a commuter.
though she hasn't that "way worn traveller" look about her.
Dot has journeyed far to obtain her diploma, but it's safe
to prophesy that she will go much farther after she gets it.
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Martha A. Sou+her
Martha. with her infectious good spirits. certainly helps
to make life more interesting for E3. She can always be de-
pended upon to allay the seriousness of a situation with a dis-
arming giggle. She is energetic and full of pep in the class-
room as well as in the gym. Your sunny outlook has often
proved a stimulus to our flagging spirits, Martha.
Hockey 75: Soccer 75: Volleyball 35: Glee Club '35.
Genevieve Hrst took the limelight at F. T. C. as the un-
forgettable Susie Sponge. Since then she has consistently
maintained a place as a leader on the campus, not in dra-
matics alone, but in athletics as well. We will all remem-
ber Gen as a friend. determined to succeed herself and always
ready to help others.
XV. A. A. Board '34: Black Team Capt. '3-4: Basketball
'31 '34, '35: Hockey '33, '3-l, '35: Dramatic Club, Sec-
retary '34, Vice President '35: Cilee Club.
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Class of ours, thirty-five.
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Class of ours, thirty-five.
On the ladder of success
Never rest, never rest:
Climbing always, step by step,
Ever up, never down,
'Til thy name rings out with fame
Not of bold deeds nor of vain,
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JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY
WO things happen during the Junior year to make it particularly interest-
ing: the training period, and the Junior Prom. We were told by the
savants of the school that training greys the hair, ruins the disposition, and
impairs the health: so we entered with fear. For most of us the training period
is over. We admit it was a grind, but it was fun: we wouldn't have missed it.
E4 distinguished itself by doing a fine piece of work, and according to reports
J4 will equal its record.
The second great event, the Junior Prom.. was a smashing success. The
library. in the hands of an extraordinary decoration committee headed by Ken
Bowen. became a marvelous underwater palace through which the mermen and
maids glided to the strains of Fred Jolie's music.
As Juniors we feel that we are just beginning to realize the opportunities
that surround us here at F. T. C. We have only one year left as underclassmen.
but we look forward to it eagerly in the anticipation of crowding it with new
hopes and new joys.
President .,.. .......,... .,..... G O RDON HILL
Vice President . T . . JEANNETTE GWYNNE
Secretary .A .... PHYLLIS FALL
Treasurer A . . , GEORGE ANDERSON
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THE SOPHOMORE CLASS
IT WAS very hot, if our memories serve us,-that day in the early part of
September, l933, when we first saw the Stars and Stripes drooping rather
listlessly against its gleaming white pole above the cluster of red brick buildings
on the hill. But the heat of the sun did not match the warmth of our reception.
On the baking campus, in classrooms, in the tiled lobby where Venus, Minerva
25 Co. looked on indifferently from their pedestals-everywhere. we received
broad smiles, glad handshakes, and enthusiastic words of welcome. Thinking
back now, we think that perhaps the upper-classmen realized then they were
meeting an unusual if not unique, class. '
We first deviated from the ordinary run by producing an Initiation-Minstrel
Show that was the hit of the season, in which we literally bombarded the gog-
gling uppers with our talent. When we found we needed a president we elected
Jerry McDowell, Mac led us bravely through dire decisions of class colors.
of class song Cwhich is still a minus quantity, violating all traditionl, and of
Valentine Dance postponement fbecause of frigid weatherj. Then we put a
basketball team on the floor that couldn't win a game. The same team this
year took the Interclass Championship by whipping every team in sight.
In 1934 we placed Joe Rush at the helm, a man of no mean stature: he has
there acquitted himself masterfully as is to be expected of one whose ancestors
have been accustomed to going down to the sea in ships. In the cause of the
higher arts, the class of '37 contributed Al Kempainen and Bernie. Roth, two
stellar members of the cast of "The Servant In the House," the Dramatic Club's
highly successful play.
Now at the end of our Sophomore year we're mighty happy we have two
more years in which to be together and unusual.
President .. .......... ..... J osEPH RUSH
Secretary ..... .. PR1scILLA KENNY
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HISTORY OF THE FRESHMAN CLASS
GN SEPTEMBER ll, l934, about seventy-five young men and Women,
under the handicap of being Freshmen, first saw the light of the F. S. T. C.
On September 19, after about a Week of initiation into the mysteries of college
life, they became full-fledged collegiates. The events of this red-letter day lno
schoolj included, in the morning, a program of racing, paddling and tug-o'-War
by the Freshmen, and, in the afternoon, a gala Freshman Reception which the
guests of honor attended, a little the worse for wear but otherwise in good
The Freshmen have been very active in extra-curricular activities. They
contributed a skit to the Saxifrage Stunt Night which left the audience panting
for breath. As the climax to a Winter Carnival Week-end, the Class sponsored
a well-attended Carnival Ball which the "Gavel" didn't care for particularly.
but which everyone else seemed to enjoy. They have taken an active part in
dramatics, debating and cheer-leading, and athletic activities. Several have been
members of varsity athletic teams including the Soccer, Basketball, Ice Hockey
and Tennis squads.
Presidem . , . . . PAUL GooDw1N
Secretary ..... ..... R UTH MARCY
Vice President . . . .,..,, MILDRED POLAND
Treasurer . . . , . . KALERVO KANSANNIVA
Robert Deady, PhB.
James Dorsey, A.B.
Francis Finneran, A.B.
George Heald, AB.
George O'Connor, AB.
John O'Connor, AB.
John Powers, A.B.
Elmore Putnam, AB.
George Rice, A.B.
John Ruddy, AB.
Edward Skelley, A.B.
Mary Taylor, AB.
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In 1935, for the first time in its life, F, S, T. C. has had organized cheering.
That it has been so effective is due to the group of excellent cheer-leaders that
have been discovered in the student body. The hand-springs and back-flips of
Kansanniva and Biros were athletic events in themselves. Joe Rush and Bill
Purcell supplied the comedy relief, and Florence Lovell the inspiration. If the
support of good cheers helped in any way to produce that championship basket-
ball team, it is a feature in College life that Fitchburg will never again do with-
MEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
HE lVlen's Athletic Board, which controls all of the varsity athletic endeavors
of the men students and is sponsored by Mr. Carpenter, had its hands
full this year in trying to apportion fairly a meager eight hundred dollars to
ten loudly clamoring coaches and managers. With our infant Hockey increasing
the number of varsity sports to five in number. it has been necessary by vote of
the M. S. A., to inHate the lean budget by increasing the men's athletic dues for
next year from live to eight dollars.
Another dilemma the Athletic Board had to face this past year. and which
will have to be faced in coming years, is that of the varsity schedule. As a
college we do not desire contests with business colleges and textile schools.
Colleges such as Dartmouth and Holy Cross are difficult to contact without pay-
ing unreasonably heavy guarantees: then, too, a victory over F. T. C. would
have little weight, while a defeat would mean much. However, our athletic
activities are growing steadily and the time is not far off when all our sports
will be on the college competition level.
Certainly our attitude towards our varsity sports reached a collegiate level
of enthusiasm this past year. The Board elected cheer leaders: cheers and songs
were selected. and practice periods were instituted through the cooperation of
Dr. Herlihy. The gratifying results were felt at once, both in the increased
attendance at basketball games, and in the lively spirit shown there. Of course
we had a championship basketball team, but there is no reason why the same
spirit can not be produced at all our other sports contests.
President ..... .,........ . . . A. TEITTENEN
Vice President . , ...... G. HILL
Secretary ..... ..,. K . BOWEN
Treasurer . . . . . . D. DONAHUE
G., Spring, Capt.
. . , . ROBERT ARDINI
. . . ALBERT CASWELL
DURING the last four years our soccer team can boast of victories over the
varsity teams of Harvard, Tufts, and Worcester Tech. Last fall the vars-
ity soccer squad closed its season with a record of two victories, two defeats and
two tie games.
The team opened its season October 3, playing Clark University in Worcester
which resulted in a tie CO to Ol. Three days later Fitchburg invaded Hanover,
N. H.. where Dartmouth College took the teacher-students into camp, 3 to 1.
after a closely fought battle in the rain and mud.
Bridgewater, traditional rival of Fitchburg, succumbed on October 20 to a
garrison finish, staged by the Fitchburgers, 5 to 4, after the visitors led 4 to l
at half time. Coach Southworth changed his lineup for the game with Ameri-
can lnternational here on October 24, and Fitchburg emerged victorious 4 to 2.
A week later Fitchburg and Massachusetts State College, in spite of two overtime
periods, deadlocked 2 to 2, this encounter marking the third time the two elevens
have engaged with the same result. The varsity concluded its season by losing
to Springfield College 3 to l October 3l.
Clifton Southworth of New Bedford was the student coach of the squad. He
merits credit for the showing of the team and the brand of soccer playing he
has displayed as a letterman for four years.
Tommy Spring of Springfield who has been an outstanding goalie the past
two years will serve as coach next year, and he promises an even better season
than ever before.
From the starting lineup T. C. will lose by graduation Aimo Teittinen, right
fullback, Maurice Burns, inside right, Cliff Southworth, center forward: and
Emile Johnson, a four year regular.
Emile Johnson led the scorers with live goals. The goals were distributed as
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Coach .A... . .
. ALFRED NEJAME
. . ANGELO BARRESI
. . ANDERS NELSON
THE l934-35 season brought to a climax four years of superb basketball at
Fitchburg Teachers College. The class of l935 can feel justly proud of
its contribution to the success of our basketball teams, for it was back in our
freshman year that Nelson and Johnson received regular positions on the varsity.
By our Sophomore year, Fillback, a transfer, had made the grade and helped
toward another successful season.
ln our Junior year Nelson was rewarded with the captaincy of the team.
That year only three games were lost while Worcester Tech, Deerfield, Beckers.
Bridgewater, Keene and Cushing were taken into camp. At the close of the sea-
son Nelson was again rewarded, this time with the position of coach.
Coach Nelson's charges had only practiced a few times when he came out
with the statement at a meeting of the lVlen's Student Association, "l promise
you the best season and the greatest team that you have ever had."
Little Napoleon, as our diminutive coach was dubbed by manager Neclame,
had seen the great power and even greater spirit that was present in his squad of
sharp-shooters. The stage was well set-a good coach, a good system, a good
quintet and a good, although brief, schedule.
The first encounter was at the Armory. There Hyannis fell heavily beneath
an 82-12 score. The team then travelled to Worcester Tech., to squelch that
institution by a 49-23 victory before a crowd of l000. Again on our own
court Assumption was turned back 45-33. So the season rolled on, amid cheers
and songs, and victory after victory.
Then came the real test-the Holy Cross game. A crowd of 1200 jammed
the Armory, most of them eager to see the Teachers take the Cross. When the
teams lined up the Holy Cross boys towered above our team, but before three
minutes of the game had elapsed we were leading 8-0, and at the half we con-
tinu.ed to hold the lead, 24-16. The last half was evenly fought. but at its close
we emerged victorious, 37-301
lt was a never-to-be-forgotten year in the annals of Fitchburg basketball, and
to Coach Nelson and his famous quintet goes our sincere admiration.
Assistant Manager . . .
Assistant Coach ,,..
. . . . ERNEST BoNo
. . JoHN STACEVICI-I
. . EMILE JoHNsoN
. . CHICK ANDREWS
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FUR the past four years the story of baseball has been one of continual struggle
against discouraging odds. Time and again the team marched on the dia-
mond confident of success only to be overwhelmed by a series of unexplainable
errors. To any one but a super-man like Coach Johnson, the difliculties
he has faced might have seemed unsurmountable. He, however, has eliminated
weakness after weakness until the team now can look forward to a really good
During the season of 1934 the baseball team lost ten and won three games.
That the team was steadily improving throughout the year is best proved by
reference to the two games with Cushing. In the first game, May 12. Cushing
was victorious by a score of 18-2, due to a spasm of errors by the home boys.
At the second game, on June 2, the Fitchburg nine defeated the same team by
At the game with our ancient rival. Bridgewater, on May 19, the team
showed their real calibre by winning ll-10. The game was a positive slug
fest in which Johnson took the honors by hammering out two homers, one
two-bagger and a single. There were thirty-three hits in all, during the game,
including two homers, four triples and six doubles. This victory gave Fitch-
burg a perfect record over Bridgewater for the year of '33-'34.
The baseball team will watch the graduation of the class of '35 with regret.
Emile Johnson, for two years coach and for four years star performer, Joseph
Manning, captain, Arthur Bixby, Robert Lee, Harold Cummings, and John
Connors, six men out of nine will receive degrees. They will be a severe loss,
but the team faces the future confident of even greater success.
IN 1934, a pick-up ice hockey team of F. T. C. men played two games.
This year hockey proved so popular and successful, that its tentative posi-
tion as a varsity sport was changed to that of a permanent one by vote of the
M. A. A. board, thus assuring erection of a rink and provision of adequate
equipment in the years to come.
The first ice battle of the current school year, with Cushing Academy. ended
with the little-practiced Green and White at the short end of a 6 to l score.
Still handicapped by a lack of practice, the boys went to Manchester, N. H..
on February 2, to be defeated by a far superior St. Anselm's team, by a ll to l
On February 8, playing its first game on the Teachers College rink, the
F. T.. C. hockey team started its victory march. Led by Coach Maurice Burns
and Matthew Godek it tramped over Becker Business College to the tune of
3 to 2.
Three days later Cushing Academy came to Fitchburg and found a rejuven-
ated foe. They were sent home with a 3 to 2 defeat. Still in a victorious
mood. Fitchburg's ice men went to Groton to play to a l to 0 win over a
highly touted Lawrence Academy team, the lone point having been the work
of Coach Burns' accurate stick. '
Members of the team:
Coach, Maurice Burns, '35 Manager, Arthur P. Bixby, '35
Marshall Knowlton, '36 Donald Tracey, '35
Hollis Moore, '37 John Shea, '35
Paul Waring, '38 Thomas Carney, '35
Ernest Savoy, '38 William Purcell, '36
Robert Norton, '37 Donald McNeil, '37
A. VETERAN tennis team will be assuming the offensive against its old
rivals this year, having the entire personnel of last year's squad and
re-enforced by several newcomers. Paul O'Connor will again coach the netmen
and David O'Brien will be their Captain. The rest of the squad consists of
Thomas Carney, Allen Kempainen. William Johnson and William Purcell.
Hollis Sargent was Manager last year. Bernard Belisle will manage the team
this year with Marshall Knowlton as assistant-manager.
Out of twelve games played last year, we won six. lost four and tied two.
Both matches against Becker's College, Keene Normal, and one against Bay
Path Institute were won. The games played with American International
College and Cushing Academy resulted in a tie, while honors were shared with
Bridgewater Teachers College. each winning on their own courts. Being greatly
overpowered by Bryant-Stratton Institute, we lost both matches to them.
This year's schedule includes games with the old rivals, American Inter-
national College, Bay Path Institute, Cushing Academy, Keene Normal, and
Bridgewater Teachers College: while our new rivals will be Worcester Tech,
Clark University, Assumption College, Tufts College, Rhode Island College
of Education. and New Britain Teachers College. Despite the fact that the
schedule this year will be the hardest ever faced by the College team, We have
every hope for another successful season.
WOMEN'S ATHLETIC BOARD
HE Women's Athletic Board under the guidance of Miss Bolger and Mar-
garet Splaine has accomplished a great deal this year. Every sport has
had a successful season due to the untiring efforts of its respective head.
The success of the conference held at Fitchburg was largely due to the smooth
functioning of the board. The Women's Athletic Association owes the board
a rousing cheer for directing the course of girls' athletics and making this year
one of the best ever at Fitchburg. The members of the board are:
President ...,ic....... ...,.. .a.,, M A RGARET SPLAINE
Vice President . . . . . ETHEL CRITCHLEY
Secretary i..i I . RUTH MONTGOMERY
A Treasurer . , . ..., MARY O'CONNOR
Heads of Sports
Hockey , I , i,,,ii,r...,ri , . CATHERINE DISKEN
Basketball . , . , . , KATHERINE MANNIX
BGSGIJCIH , . . A , . DOLORES SULLIVAN
Soccer iyiyy . . , KATHERINE BENSON
Volleyball . . . . LUCILLE HARRINGTON
Swimming ,i,, ALICE CULLINAN
Hiking .,..,,, I . PRISCILLA KENNEY
Orange Captain r.,. L I . ROSANNA LACROIX
Black Captain . . . .... OLIVE BERLIED
Senior Representative ..., ..,..i A LICE KYTE
Junior Representative ,,i, . . AINI WARTIANEN
Sophomore Representative . I . . ELLEN EUNIOLE
Freshman Representative . . . . DOROTHY DOLAN
ATHLETIC CONFERENCE M. S. T. C.
THE Annual Athletic Conference of the Massachusetts State Teachers Col-
leges held its sessions on Friday and Saturday, November 15 and l6, 1934.
at Fitchburg. Delegates from the various State Teachers Colleges attended
together with their instructors in Physical Education.
Peg Splaine, President of the Fitchburg W. A. A., presided during the Con-
ference, and Winnie Dodge acted as Executive Secretary-Treasurer. Miss Bolger
and Miss Stafford acted as faculty advisors. The Fitchburg girls who attended
the Conference were Kay Mannix, Cappy Disken and Priscilla Kenney.
The highlights which made the conference such a huge success were many.
It opened with an address of welcome by the presiding oflicer followed by
greetings from our own College President, Dr. Herlihy. The main speaker
of the assembly was Miss Alma Porter. Assistant State Supervisor of Physical
Education, who gave a most interesting talk on the subject of "Girls' Basket-
ball in Massachusetts." The remainder of the morning was spent in the giving
of reports by each of the colleges on questions concerning all of us.
We were fortunate in obtaining Mr. Frank S. Mason, past president of the
Appalachian Mountain Club, as guest speaker at our afternoon assembly. The
entire faculty and student body attended his address on "The Appalachian
Mountain Club-A Bit of Its History and Its Outdoor Program."
We will all remember without difficulty the most enjoyable and entertaining
party of the year-the "Country Fair" on Friday night. The program in-
cluded a most unique fashion show, a short skit, a turtle race, fortune telling,
dancing and many different booths at which every one enjoyed taking chances.
Much credit is due Kay Mannix and her committee for the success of the
Following the business meeting and hockey games on Saturday morning,
the visiting delegates and instructors returned to their various colleges with a
feeling that this Conference had been a great success in every way.
IN THE fall our W. A. A. sports began with hockey. After a few hard
practices the class games Were played off in a round-robin tournament. As
a result, the Senior E 3's and the Juniors, who played as one team, took the
After several Orange and Black practices, for which a number of Freshmen
turned out, the Orange and Black tournament was played. In the first game,
the Blacks were the victors with a score of 4-0. The second game started
off with two Orange goals, but this spurred the Blacks on, and in the second
half they managed to pile up 4 goals for a decisive victory.
Berleid R. LaCroix
Disken K. Mannix
Marshall L. Harrington
Funaiole E. Hill
Salo M Hughes
Benson B. Gravel
Cleaves D. Falcon
. Souther A. Kyte
Fiske E. Evans
Wartiainen E. Critchley
Dolan H Walichowski
. Splaine P. Duncan
Cullinan M. McCollum
IN SPITE of the cold weather many of our outdoor enthusiasts reported for
soccer practices. First a round robin tournament was played off between
the classes in which the Juniors were the victors. Because the Blacks were
the champions in hockey, the Orange were determined to win in soccer. How-
ever, after keen competition and fine sportsman-like playing by both teams, the
Blacks managed to beat them by a narrow margin. The lineups were as
A. Kyte C. Disken
E. Mackey K. Benson
L. Harrington O. Berlied
M. Clarke E. Cleaves
I. Rovno M. Souther
E. Evans T. Parker
E. Critchley A. Salo
K. Mannix S. Tastula
E. Pernaa C. Johnson
D. Falcon B. Hayford
R. Lacroix M. Splaine
WOMEN S BASKETBALL
THIS year basketball had a longer season than usual. Much interest was
shown in the round robin tournament which confined itself to competi-
tion between class teams. Practices were well attended with the result that
the Orange and Black turned out two good teams. The Orange stole the
championship in basketball this year from the Blacks by winning the first
two games of the series.
Last year F. T. C. edged a victory over the Worcester Y. W. C. A. team
by a score of 28-20. This year, the best players of the Orange and Black
had the opportunity to go to Cambridge to play a representative team of the
Sargent College of Physical Education. We all certainly shared their joy, when
our team came back victorious by a score of 40-20, This served as a brilliant
climax to the season and has aroused a wave of enthusiasm that will make for
even better basketball next year.
M. Splaine D. Falcon
A. Salo C. Disken
E. Critchley R. LaCroix
DAY GIRLS' ASSOCIATION
UNDER the efficient and capable leadership of Ruth Billings, the Day Ciirls'
Association has had a pleasant and successful year.
Our first party was the Welcoming luncheon for the Freshmen. The home-
like atmosphere of the lunch room was enhanced even more by appropriate
decorations. After a good dinner, Miss Bradt spoke a few Words of welcome
to all of us, encouraging us to more fully enjoy our years at F. T. C.
The most important occasion of the year was our Women's Student Govern-
ment Banquet in which the Day girls joined with the Dorm girls to make one
of the most delightful parties of the year.
At our annual Christmas party Santa Claus anticipated one of the Associa-
tion's long felt desires by presenting us with a radio, and we sincerely hope
that ensuing classes will derive as much pleasure from it as We have already.
NVe also hope that the Day Ciirls' Association will carry on with the same
happy spirit of friendliness that is so characteristic of it today.
PFQSIICIIQVIT .... ..... .,... . . . . RUTH BILLINGS
Vice President . . , , . ELIZABETH POWERS
Secretary .,.. . . TI-IELMA PARKER
Treasurer , ..,.. ANNE WARD
DORMITORY STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
THE Dormitory Girls' Association had a successful year both in government
and in social activities.
The gala event of the year was the union of the Dormitory and Day Girls
at the Student Gov't Banquet with Eva Ducharme as toastmistress. The
"Travelers" and the A'Sojourners" were described by Ruth Billings and Vir-
ginia Robbins. Mrs. William H. Perry gave a colorful talk on Italy.
The Old English Christmas Banquet was presided over by the lord and lady
of the manor, and the jester, Genevieve Vachowski, played an important part.
The childish spirit of Miller Hall girls prevailed at the Kiddy Party and
Santa remembered all.
Amid dances, pajama parties, and banquets, the short year came to a close.
President ..,. , ...,.ai.., . , VIRGINIA ROBBINS
Vice President .I.. ,.,. lVl ARY HALEY
Secretary ..... . . . OLIVE BERLIED
Treasurer . . . . . ALICE CULLINAN
MEN'S STUDENT ASSOCIATION
ENS Student Association includes all the men in the school. The asso-
ciation is represented by a council made up of representatives from each
class whose business it is to bring before the council the problems of their
The activities for 1934-35 included Freshmen initiation, all-school social.
lVlen's Students' Banquet with Dr. Ernest W. Butterfield, Commissioner of
Education in Connecticut, guest speaker. Another activity was the publication
of the Freshman Handbook, and weekly dances. the proceeds of which make
it possible to offer awards to the men students gaining the most points in
participation and cooperation in various activities of the school.
Donald Tracey was elected as student representative to the New York Con-
ference this year. Due to lack of funds only one representative was chosen,
but the report Don made in Assembly was good enough for several men.
The M. S. A. is already laying plans for an even better Freshman initiation
next year. We are also anxious to improve on all activities for the coming
year, and will welcome any suggestions from the student body.
President .... .......... . . JoHN CoNNoRs
Vice President . . . . JOSEPH RUSH
Treasurer . . , ROBERT ARDINI
Secretary , . , GEORGE ANDERSON
EPSILON PI TAU
EPSILON Chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, an honorary, professional fraternity,
f in industrial arts and vocational industrial education, was granted a charter
by the national chapter June 25, l932.
Ideals of Epsilon Pi Tau: -
To recognize the place of "skill" in Industrial Arts and Vocational-
Industrial Education: to promote "social efficiencynz and to foster, coun-
sel, revvard, publish and circulate the results of "research" effort in the
fields of its interest.
Only students who have completed their junior year in an Industrial Arts
college, ranking highest in scholarship, social and professional efficiency, and
outstanding men in the field are eligible for membership. Membership in
Epsilon Pi Tau indicates an active and enduring interest in all phases of "prac-
RESIDENT MEMBERS SPONSCR
Willis B. Anthony, Dean Ralph P- WGSIOH, M-Af
C. Blair MacLean, B.S. MEMBERS
Arthur C. Harrington, M.A. Aimo Ht Teittinen
Arthur E. Purinton Henry Rockel
Charles E. Akeley Willard H. Davis
Laurence E. Landall Frank 52111191133
WARE of the college's need for a representative paper, the Gaveleers sur-
prised the institution on October lO with the Hrst issue of "The Gavel",
a mimeographed publication, introduced with the understanding that it could
be replaced whenever desired by a student paper. During its existence through-
out the year "The Gavel" did much to promote school spirit by its compre-
hensive news of events and its editorials, pertinent to college thought and
Nine new members were welcomed into the club soon after the memorable
"open night." The first degree of initiation provided good entertainment for
the older members: the second degree tested the fiber of the new: and the
impressive third degree ritual commenced the growing together of the old and
new. The weekly programs of speaker, interspersed with socials and parlia-
mentary procedure meetings, were sources of educational enlargement, and fur-
ther cemented ties of friendship.
The club year will be concluded with the annual banquet and reunion in
June, a pleasant windup to an unusually fruitful year of activity.
President ...... ,....,...... . . . EDWARD LYNCH
Vice President . . . . . A DONALD TRACEY
Secretary ..i... . . . ALFRED NEJAME
Treasurer . . . . . ANDERS NELSON
THE MOHAWK CLUB
THE school year of 1934-35 marks the first decade in the annals of the
Mohawk Club. As the last flames of another Mohawk Pow-wow die
to the ground, many of our braves graduate. To them we sincerely say, "May
every heart be free and kindness never fail."
Among the various activities of the Mohawk Club this year the following
October 29, when Professor M. C. Burns illustrated "progressive trends"
in the field of pedagogy at the annual open meeting.
The proud presentation of the Arthur C. Harrington Trophy to our basket-
ball team for their fourth consecutive win over Bridgewater.
The presentation of Noel Coward's "1'll Leave lt to You", a light comedy
in three acts that was received with enthusiasm.
The annual Gay-Mohawk formal dance on March 15 in the college library,
one of the most colorful events on this year's social calendar.
The Mohawk Club will bring the year to a close with a banquet in the
Hotel Raymond. At that time the pipe of peace will be passed among the
honorary alumni and the present members. There will also be an impressive
installation of officers for the coming year, and to them go our most sincere
best wishes for success in 1936.
President ..... ........... . . CLIFTON SoUTHwoRTH
Vice President . . ....... ARTHUR BIXBY
Secretary . . . . . EVERETT MCCUE
Treasurer . . . . . THoMAs CARNEY
CTIONS speak louder than words-and the actual achievements of the
pl dramatic club make any verbal flattery unnecessary.
Since Miss Nixon became the club's sponsor and coach in '32, its progress
toward a really worth while college dramatic club has been phenomenal. ln
l932 'ibrokeu not only Hnancially but in reputation and morale as well, in
l93Z the club may point with justifiable pride to the following accomplish-
ments: an excellent Tudor set bought and paid for: the richest treasury of
any club in school: live membership: the first dramatic performance to be given
out of town by our school: a request performance of the play for the Christ
Church in Fitchburg: the presentation of a genuine drama, THE SERVANT
IN THE HOUSE. which received unparalleled and overwhelming praise from
all who saw it.
To quote from the highly gratifying article that appeared in the Fitchburg
Sentinel after the performance of THE SERVANT IN THE HOUSE:
" .... the Dramatic Club of the State Teachers College served notice that
it is a theatrical group worthy of note and generous support."
President . . r . T ,,....rr.,,.,,r,...r A. FAY SMITH
Vice Pr-esidenz . . . A . , . GENEVIEVE VAcHowsK1
Secretary e,.rr. ,.., D OROTHY FALCON
Treasurer ,,,t , A . ALFRED NEJAME
MEN'S GLEE CLUB
LTHOUGH its membership has been somewhat depleted, and demand for
A its services small because of lack of funds, in all groups and communities
in the vicinity of Fitchburg, the men's Glee Club under the direction of Mr.
Woods, has won much applause. Their beautifully blended voices were en-
thusiastically received at the Middlesex County Teachers Convention in Town-
send, and each time they have appeared before the student body they have been
By virtue of an inspirational fifteen minute concert at an early March
assembly, the Glee Club gained several recruits, and it is felt that next year
the organization will be one of the most active at F. T. C.
President ..,,.. . . WALTER CoAKLEY
Vice President . . . . . OLAVI LAHTINEN
Secretary ..,,, ,.... . FELIX HEINZ
Treasurer . . . , AXEL HENDRICKSON
Librarian . . . ..i.. EARL RosEEN
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
AN ENLARGED membership and plenty of hard Work enabled the C1irls'
Glee Club to score a success in the entertainment program at the Middlesex
County Teachers' Convention in Townsend this fall.
Because of the enthusiasm shown by those interested in furthering the musi-
cal activities at P. T. C., a concert similar to the Joint Concert given last year
has been planned to take place in the late spring.
The high spot of the club year was the opportunity of hearing the opera
"Rigoletto" sung by Pandiccio, a native of Fitchburg and a star of the Chicago
Opera Company. This treat was planned by our sponsor, Miss Perry, who
is mainly responsible for the club's successful season.
President .... ........... . . . DoLoREs SULLIVAN
Vice President . . . . , PRISCILLA KENNEY
Secretary .... . . . BERNICE GRAVEL
Treasurer . . . . . . MARJORIE KNIGHT
F. T. C. BAND
THE school was astonished this year to discover that Ernest Bono is actually
Toscanini in disguise. On his own initiative he organized a band of
sixteen members With which to reinforce the vociferous spirit at the basketball
games. That the band adequately fulfilled its object is unquestioned by those
Who attended the games. After such an excellent beginning the band is sure
to become a fixture at F. T. C.
I-IE Debating Club reports with pride that '35 has been for us an excep-
tionally busy and successful year. We have exchanged debates with our
traditional rivals, Keene Normal, and we added a new scalp to our belt when
we defeated a team from Bay Path Institute.
The object of our inter-club debates has been to create a practice ground
from which debaters can be chosen to represent us against competing clubs.
They have proved so good, however, that on January ll, one was given in the
assembly. The exceptional work of Ida Rovno on that occasion is a good
sample of what we are doing.
Ai few of the less formal activities of the club have been the performance
given on Stunt Night. work on a mirth provoking mock trial, and an attempt
to revive the old fashioned declamation contest.
To all who are interested in a good time combined with some excellent
training in public speaking, the Debating Club extends a cordial invitation.
President . , ,r,...... ,. PETER O'TOOLE
Vice President i , ..,,.... RAY LUND
Secretary r . , . . , ELIZABETH POWERS
Treasurer . , . r . ELLEN EUNAIOLE
HE first activity of the Art Club was the selection of new members. All
candidates for election were required to submit samples of their Work be-
fore being admitted. Those Whose Work proved satisfactory were formally in-
troduced to the club at a reception held in Miss Lamprey's room. At that time
President Willard Davis. gave an outline of the activities to be undertaken
during the year. To strengthen the club's Hnancial standing, it was suggested
that poster Work advertising school activities be solicited from all the organiza-
tions in the school, and a reasonable charge made for the cards done. The
plan worked out very well, orders coming in throughout the year.
Miss Pearl Duncan, chairman of the Assembly program committee, recom-
mended that the club stage another series of famous art pictures similar to the
one which was so well received last year. This suggestion was carried out early
in the spring and proved highly successful.
To take the place of one of the club's regular meetings, Willard Davis and
Miss Lamprey arranged for a lecture tour of the Fitchburg Art Museum.
As a climax to a year which has been a success both socially and financially,
the Art Club will visit the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Pf9SlldC'l7I . . . . , ....,...... , . . WILLARD DAVIS
Vice President . . ..., RUTH MARCY
Secretary .... . . P1-iY1.L1s FALL
Treasurer . , . LEO GLENNON
THIS group is composed of students, Who, because of a common interest, have
banded together under the name of "The Nature Associates." This organ-
ization is unique in that it does not have officers, dues, or stated meetings. Any
member may call a meeting or plan a definite project and notify the others as
to the date on which they will assemble.
Marvis has furnished the leadership for the year's activities. but much of
the realization of plans and all-round good fun has been due to the good nature
and cooperation of our sponsor, Mr. Randall.
The activities of the past year have been diversified as shown by the follow-
September--Hike to Watatic. Business Meeting.
October--I-like to Monadnock, Selection of Moths.
November-Bird Feeding Station. Turtle Race.
December--Penny Drive, Christmas Party.
January-Skit for Stunt Night.
February-Valentine Party, Sliding Party.
March-Moving Picture Entertainment, Maple Sugar Party.
April-Trip to Benson's Animal Farm, Business Meeting.
May-l-like to Wachusett, Trip to Museum of Natural History. Boston.
June-Moth Collecting Trip, Farewell Party.
HE "Typo" club has been organized to promote an interest in. and a knowl-
edge of printing and allied industries. Trips were taken by the club to
newspaper plants, engraving companies, magazine and book publishers, and
paper mills. At the meetings problems related to the teaching of printing have
The most ambitious undertaking of the club has been the printing of the
Saxifrage Directory. The success of that project was one of the important con-
tributing factors to the excellence of this year's SAXIFRAGE. and served as an
excellent practice field for our amateur printers.
It has been a very successful year in every respect and an excellent start for
even greater usefulness in the years to come.
President . . . . . . JoHN Coooti
Vice President , . . . HENRY ROCKEL
Secretary ..,. . . . .,,. JOHN SHEA
Treasurer . . . , . ABRAHAM BELEsoN
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A. PAY SMITH, Associate Edilor LOUIS SILVER. Ass. Business Manager
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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE CLASS OF l935
Know al! persons by these bequesls, that we, the SENIOR CLASS OF STATE
TEACHERS' COLLEGE, considering the uncertainty of this life, and being of
sound mind and memory, do make, declare, and publish, this, our last will
FIRST. we do hereby declare and make known that all injustices, including
extra courses, three o'clock classes. assemblies on child study, notebooks, lesson
plans. et cetera Ibroad al, during the past four years are, at this moment and
hereto, forgiven and stricken from the records forever. AMEN.
SECOND. we do bequeath the following items to the Junior Class in faithful
trust that they will be cherished and fostered as heretofore.
l. All ideals. dignities and attitudes duly formulated, labelled and spoken
of as professional, the same of which have been little used and are still in good
2. The said class to be given the sole right to offer the residue of above-
mentioned in CU, to the Freshmen the same who may if of sound and suffi-
cient reason, refuse.
3. The seats of dignity and seniority in assembly. the locality of which
is inappropriate for sleep or study.
4. One annual Stunt Night which will no longer be original.
5. All unpaid towel money and other bills which are in good standing.
but warrant future attention.
THIRD, to those who frequent the smutty haziness of the Men's Rest Room
we do bequeath the following articles:
l. One radio without untimely encores.
2. One deck of assorted cards comprising the sum total of fifty-one and
FOURTH. to those who frequent the purified atmosphere of the Day Girls'
Room we do bequeath the following articles:
l. Six virgin ash trays forever to remain unsmirched by the non-pro-
FIFTH, to the Freshmen we do bequeath all our extra courses which may
be used as "busywork" during the ensuing three years.
SIXTH, to the following professors, as tokens of our affection we do be-
queath the articles here named:
1. Dr. Percival, a moral or material substitute for the normal curve.
2. Mr. Harrington, one Big Ben alarm clock that shouts.
3. Miss Nixon, the remaining aristocracy of the school.
4. Mr. Weston, a home he can call his own.
5. Mr. Anthony. song-leader, one rousing cheer.
6. Miss Hassell, one special policeman.
7, Miss Perry, a more symphonic chord with which to restore order.
SEVENTH, we do bequeath all our ideas lacking originality, and undying
support Cwhich also includes our dyingj, to the future success of the publica-
tion, "echo of school thought."
EIGHTH, to the undergraduates of the lVlen's Dormitory we do bequeath the
l. One can of red pepper, said ingredient having the happy faculty of ex
2. One set of fire alarms not nocturnal in their habits.
3. One canine quadruped of the male species.
4. Our credit at the Spa, also the bills.
NIN'FH, to the Mohawks we do bequeath a tomahawk with which the Heap
Big Chief can protect himself.
TENTH, to the Girls' Dormitory we offer our sincere regret for all "Unwanted
Jewels," and lack of couches on the front porch.
ELEVENTH, to all undergraduates we do hereby offer the suggestion that a
substitute be found for Rindge Road, the latter, like many subsidiaries of the
educational institution, being outmoded and archaic.
TWELFTH, finally we do bequeath, to the future preservation of peace and
sanctity of the library, one last, long and solemn whisper.
In testimony whereof, we have, to this our last will and testament, set our
hand and described our seal.
CLASS OF 1935.
Signed, sealed, declared and published by the Senior Class of 1935 as and
for their last will and testament, in the presence of us, who at their request
and in their presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our
names as witnesses hereto. -
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Ruth P. Billings
Agnes T. Conlon
Ruth A. Doane
Madeleine C. Hughes
Arthur P. Bixby
Thomas J. Carney
Robert E. Lee
Edward G. Lynch
A. Fay Smith
George V. Spires
Henry C. Tenney
Barbara F. Barrett
Grace M. Callanan
Dorothy F. Carr
Alice J. Cullinan
Ruth L. Daby
Rachel C. Dormin
Anna T. Dunleavy
Evelyn E. Flaherty
Edna A. Galica
Gertrude M. Harty
Audrey A. Marshall
Dorothy M. Maynard
Dorothy L. Mitchell
Ruth L. Montgomery
Ellen E. Niemi
Minnie S. Perlstein
Bessie A. Poulos
Margaret M. Splaine
Marvis E. Thompson
21 Whitman St.
1435 Main St,
24 Hannigan Court
47 Beacon St.
94 Highland Ave.
178 Green St.
119 No. Main St.
10 Brandon Ave.
57 Clinton St.
463 Linden St.
359 North St.
65 Townsend St.
24 High St.
19 Ainsworth St.
61 Parkside St.
58 Beacon St.
48 Marion St.
220 May St.
1570 Robeson St.
71 Church St.
126 Myrtle Ave.
167 Main St.
405 School St.
148 Vernon St.
96 Alpine Rd.
3 Smith St.
171 Rollstone St.
5 Wachusett St.
9 Lafayette St.
30 Arthur St.
100 Washington St.
27 Victor Ave.
39 Wall St.
96 Albee St.
23 Lawrence St.
14 Wood St.
694 Brock Ave.
182 Highland Ave.
3 Chestnut St.
191 Elm St.
9 Darling St.
967 Water St.
32 Clinton St.
15 Ash St.
121 Madison St.
262 Walnut St.
14 Vassar St.
27 Sunset Rd.
8 Williams St.
23 Lancaster St.
4 Lafayette St.
lfva M. Ducharme
Alice R. Kyle
Mary E, MacDonald
Martha A. Souther
Bernard R. Belisle
Walter E. Coakley
John E. Cogoli
John J. Connors
Willard H. Davis
Elmer S. Hansen
Emile S. Johnson
John F. Kady
Joseph F. Manning
John F. Shea
Donald J. Tracey
Donald S. Towle
Aimo H. Teittinen
Frederick C. Wales
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We are indebted to the following advertisers who helped
Abbott Teachers' Agency
L. G. Balfour Co.
Baylin's Fur Shop
Carey Teachers' Agency
C. A. Cross Co.
De Luxe Cleaners and Dyers
Di Lucci, Tailor
F 25 L Street Railway
H. Ferguson, Tailor
Fitchburg Hardware Co.
Fitchburg Store Fixture Co.
J. G. Flynn
A. Z. Goodfellow
W. C. Goodwin
Mrs. L. W. Gorman
W. J. Handley
The Harper Method Shop
The Heffernan Press
Independent Cab Co.
Iver Johnson Co.
The Jennison Co.
P. J. Keating, Contracting
Kendall Catering Co.
Kimball 26' Son Co.
F. H. Lane Co.
Lesure, the Florist
Merit Shoe Co.
Model Fur Shop
Motor Tire Service Co.
Miller Clothing Co.
S. M. Nathan
Nichols and Frost
Norfolk Paint and Varn
Old Gold Cigarettes
M. Fred O'Connell
J. A. Padula Co.
Palace Steam Laundry
Rice 25 Co.. Jewelers
Ritter, the Florist
J. O. Richmond, Furrier
A. L. Roux and Son
Spencer Shoe Store
Swanson Baking Co.
Van Tine Studios
Ward's Quality Shop
F. W. Woolworth
to makc our
Worcester North Savings Institution
Roy S. Wyman
Ye Olde Oyster Bar
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