Franklin High School - Oskey Yearbook (Franklin, MA)
- Class of 1944
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,7 i vsbWM • -a .V ' h i fra; warn r» • ■ 4 n. ' .« M 11 9 4 4 (PuMi kecH bty H ' ke Sen ion. Clabb OF FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL FRANKLIN, MASSACHUSETTS L | - ' . £ » L ( i ,«« »-1 1 ' t sr i i ; ja k ' 1 t ■•$ K i pis fr " . i »s.w. fyT Cl - it ' v r " " I , y Hij i fan P p.,11111 s ! »• •» t.J LE. U Seniors As Juniors SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS President — Anthony Cornetta Vice-President — Claire Kenned Treasurer — Patricia Anderson Secretary — Andrew Bissanti Class Advisor — Mr. Joseph DePasqua Class Meeting £t. Sordon jK. Fitzpatrick ‘-(Zufts Gollege, AT. PB. iBoston University, Sd. £M. DEDICATED TO: 1 Mr. Gordon H. Fitzpatrick, without whose expert leadership we could not have been the first class to organize as Freshmen. He was known to each of us as a loyal friend and superior teacher. After two years we lost an understanding advisor, when he enlisted in the Naval Air Corps. 1 In sincere appreciation of his unselfish devotion, we the class of nineteen hundred and forty-four dedicate this Oskey. cJVlr. (Joseph SbeSBasqua c Lmherst College, c5?. SB. DEDICATED TO: •I Mr. Joseph DePasqua, whose abundance of wit and untiring efforts on our behalf earned for him notable distinction. In the two years that he has advised us. he has always been a willing and sincere helper. Since we were Freshmen he has been a favorite mem : her of the faculty. 1 In grateful recognition of his invaluable interest and guidance, we the class of nineteen hundred and forty-four dedicate this Oskey. Arthur C W. dKale drlmherst College, c Pl. TkCciT ' vard c U,ni ' versity, 5. 2). SM. Superintendent of Schools Charles 5 ? . Eraser harvard and ZFCyannis Summer Schools Principal of 3dhgh School VEARBOOK STAFF Editor-in-Chief George Archer Photo Committee ROSE VARJIAN, Chairman Assistant Editor-in-Chief Evelyn Masi Literary Editor Eleanor Garelick B. Daglian P. Roth A. PAPAZIAN N. Wilson Social Committee MARY Picard, Chairman P. Ribero J. Peterson G. Archer A. Cornetta A. Bissanti R. Spencer Editorial Committee Ruth Spencer, Chairman Joan Cataldo Clara DeGregorio Betty Eastman Charles Jenest Elinor Johnson Claire Kennedy Nancy Mason Marion Stewart Betty Zimmerman Girls’ Sports Lilyan Keefe Boys’ Sports Edward Schluntz Advertising Committee Patricia Anderson, Chairman Anthony Cornetta Neva Hancock Business Managers Sheila Dow David Holmes Art Chairman Priscilla Ribero Class Advisor Mr. DePasqua Literary Advisors Miss Holmes Miss Wiggin Yearbook Staff in Action CHARLES F. FRAZER Principal ALICE WIGGIN English ARTHUR W. HALE Superintendent of Schools PRISCILLA BULLUKIAN Shorthand, Typewriting, Spanish JOHN F. RODGERS Mechanical Drawing, Shop ALICE L. BEANE Physical, Ancient History, Salesmanship JOSEPH DEPASQUA Italian, French MARION E. HOLMES English HENRI C. BEANE Democracy, English, Aviation Math. J. MURRAY STEVENS SUB-MASTER Chemistry, Physics, Aeronautics PALMA DeBAGGIS English, Latin EDITH Z. ROSE Bookkeeping, Typewriting, Office Practice MARY L. MARKS U. S. History, Civics BERTHA NICHOLS Geography and Law Economics, Jr. Business Training JAMES WALSH History, Math. C. LILLIAN ROTH Biology, Science, Algebra PERSIS C. CRAIN Algebra, Geometry SANTINA M. RILEY Home Economics IRENE K. WIGHT Supervisor of Art MARIE RILEY Supervisor of Music ANTHONY PISINI Boys ' Physical Director CHARLES W. ANDERSON Military Drill MARY DIORIO Office Secretary JOHN F. DAILEY and THOMAS CLARKE FORMER TEACHERS Lieut. James J. Doherty Lieut. George H. Colbert Lieut. Gordon H. Fitzpatrick Dorothy L indblad Margaret M. Bailey 2nd. Lieut. Howard Abbott Robert Hancock Howard Laundry INFORMALLY When Principal James J. Doherty, in January of 1943, joined the Army Air Corps to become Lieutenant Doherty, the class of ’44 bade a temporary “adieu” to the first member of the faculty with whom they had become acquainted. As first day freshmen, we had meekly filed into the echoing auditorium to hear Mr. Doherty warn, " I’m going to put every¬ one of your noses to the grindstone and leave them there until they bleed!” That statement caused each to be ra¬ ther wary of the slim principal. And. as a result, most of us got ofif on the right foot. Temporary fear of Mr. Doherty was replaced by deep respect. He proved to be what makes for the perfect principal: well-educated, aggressive, just, under¬ standing, and very co-operative. Naturally, this class, along with the other students in the school, was very reluctant to lose Mr. Doherty. Hut the Army apparently needed his services more than did Davis-Thayer High School. With that consolation, the pupils and fac¬ ulty ' were more than willing to carry on as before. Lieut. Doherty Lieut. Doherty was not the first mem¬ ber of the faculty to join the armed forces. Preceding him were Mr. George Colbert ( Lieut. j.g.y, Mr. Gordon Fitz¬ patrick G.ieut.;. and Mr. Howard Ab¬ bott (Lieut. U.S.A.). All three left in the summer of 1942, shortly after our sophomore year. Commencing our junior year, we found ourselves minus an advisor. A commit¬ tee was appointed to nominate four pos¬ sibilities. The four names were balloted and voted upon. It resulted in a walk¬ away for our Italian and French teacher, Mr. Joseph DePasqua. In Mr. DePasqua we again had an ad¬ visor who, as a teacher, made interest¬ ing a tough subject. Students in his classes absorbed knowledge and yet were kept in “stitches’ - day ' in and day out. Because his humor is a thoroughly ' orig¬ inal and straight-faced type, it took all of us a few days to feel at ease in his classes. His versatility and patriotism were exhibited this year when he not only held down a normally full-time teaching schedule (besides being our advisor, which is, in our case, really a problem) but also served as a keyman in the Walsh-Kaiser -hip vards from 2 P.M. through 11 :30 P.M. Phy sical excellence, unusual alertness, original humor, and attractive personal¬ ity have made him more than a teacher and an advisor—they have made him a friend to honor and to enjoy. Mr. DePasqua Miss Holmes A faithful stand-by, when it came to chaperoning our social functions, was Miss Marion Holmes, English teacher and Librarian. Without doubt, one could acquire a practical education in Miss Holmes’ Eng¬ lish classes alone. Similar to the courses of Miss Wiggin, her periods are so over- flowing with varying information that one cannot afford to allow his mind to wander even for the shortest amount of time. Students appreciate a teacher who not only performs his duty perfectly and in a likeable manner, but at the same time supports all athletic engagements, so¬ cial functions, and dramatic attempts. Miss Holmes has proved such a teacher and will, we are sure, remain high on our list of true friends. The diminutive Coach Beane, quite a player in his own right, is known throughout the state for his coaching ability. Franklin is indeed very fortunate in having such a fellow handling its court- men when such schedules as it is in the habit of having are drawn up. Football and baseball, during the years of 1940, 1941, and the early part of 1942, were coached by George Colbert. When he became a lieutenant in the Navy, ex- Manhattan ace, James Walsh, succeeded him. Mr. Walsh, Civics teacher, turned out two fine football squads along with a pair of snappy diamond teams. There is no doubt that he has revived football at the school and is looking forward to an even more successful season during the fall of ’44. The students can never forget such games as the 1942 Foxboro engagement and the trio of 1943 games, Medway, Dean Academy, and Northbridge. Mr. Walsh and Mr. Beane Lieut. Fitzpatrick had been elected as our class advisor while we were fresh¬ men. His sparkling personality and amazing tact had made him one of the most popular members of the faculty, not only with our class but with others before. Even though Algebra and Geometry are, to most people, very stuffy subjects, his classes were generally swelling to the doors. Pnpils are fascinated by a teacher of Lieut. Fitzpatrick’s calibre . . . one who flashes a smile continually and interweaves humor with mathemat¬ ics in such proportions as to evolve a very interesting period. Lieut. Fitzpatrick It is very seldom that one finds a per¬ son who accepts the trends of a rapidly changing world and lives according to the age no matter how extreme the al¬ teration. Such a person remains un¬ prejudiced, never grows dull and has the respect of all with whom he comes in contact. One of these rare exceptions is Miss Alice Wiggin, English teacher of long standing at Franklin. A clearer interpretation of the sub¬ ject English is his who has been under her able tutorage. One realizes that English is not merely a study of a lan¬ guage but also a look into many inter¬ esting phases of religions, history, sci¬ ence, philosophy, and the arts, among others. A student ambitious to become a teacher said of her, “She’s one who re¬ news my faith in teaching.” That state¬ ment is characteristic of the considera¬ tion of every member of this class of 1944 and all others who have come in contact with her. Miss Wiggin Lieut. Abbott An uncensored fact is that, in the past few years, basketball has stepped out as the favorite sport for local fans. Per¬ haps this is mainly because of the splen¬ did records that Blue and White basket- eers have enjoyed of late. Unofficially, the best four-year record of any single group of Franklin High players has been racked up by a quintet of boys in the class of ’44. Their record since entering high school as freshmen is 41 wins and 11 defeats in Massachusetts competition. Most of the credit for that record must be given, however, to Coaches Abbott and Beane. When Coach Howard Abbott, who had handled the freshman and junior varsity clubs, joined the Quartermaster Corps, he left all basketball coaching in the very able hands of varsity mentor, Mr, Henri Beane. Miss Mary Marrs, in two years as U. S. History teacher, has accomplished that which very few are able to do . . . the capturing of the respect and admiration of the entire student-body. United States History is one of the most important studies of a high school student and is upheld by a teacher such as Miss Marrs. Misfortune it was that the boys did not have much of an opportunity to en¬ joy classes with the girls’ athletic di¬ rector, Miss Alice Beane. Several of the boys did, however, take her Ancient History course during their freshman year. They also were able to note resemblance to Brother Henri when it came to basketball playing and coach¬ ing. Miss Beane and Miss Marrs The shadow of Miss Holmes (or vice- versa) is Miss DeBaggis. The two are always together. Miss DeBaggis does double duty as a teacher of Latin and of English. One can hardly write about her with¬ out mentioning her feminine physical charms as well as her marvelous teach¬ ing personality, the latter reaching its zenith when munching cake and candy with the huge (four pupils) Latin IV Class. She is another member of the faculty who has gone out of her way to sup¬ port the activities of this class. The fact that she, like Miss Holmes, when chaperoning the socials, was often asked to dance by many representatives of the male enrollment of the school is further witness of our regard for her! Miss DeBaggis The closing lines of an essay, or arti¬ cle, are usually the clinching words of the entire composition. That’s why this informal write-up of the faculty is clos¬ ing with our endeared friend, Mr. Charles F. Frazer. But, since this section (and as a matter of fact, the whole book) is more or less informal, let’s refer to Prin¬ cipal Frazer as “Doc” . . . the name by which we all know him. In the midst of the 1941-1942 year, “Doc,” an amazingly versatile gentle¬ man, underwent a voluntary metamor¬ phosis as far as position is concerned. He gave up his teaching capacities and moved into the office to assume the man¬ ifold responsibilities of the principalship. And, he took on this job at a critical period. Teachers were leaving for the Armed Forces and to better paying po¬ sitions. New teachers were being broken in. Students, spurred by the sped-up ways of a war-time living, persisted in being harder than usual to discipline. Despite the onslaught, “Doc” restored, to a great extent, normality. Before becoming principal, Mr. Fra¬ zer taught chemistry and physics. His classes were always marked by a suffi¬ ciency of “Doc”-styled humor. How¬ ever, his position, as principal, necessi¬ tated the discarding of some of this hu¬ mor— outwardly at least, but inwardly he still is and always will be the jovial, good-natured, smiling friend to all!! “Doc” Frazer A JUNIOR GLASS President — Gerald Johnson Vice-President — Charles Mitchell Treasurer — Charles Anderson Secretary — Barbara Sancomb Class Advisor — Miss Palma DeBaggis I ' psa SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS ANTHONY E. CORNETTA “Power to start, power to finish.” President Unusually hard working, exceedingly popular, and an effi¬ cient “grease monkey, " that’s “Tony,” our class president. For four years he has held the executive reins of our class in his capable hands. Keenly interested in all the undertakings of the class, he has always been found participating in its social as well as its business affairs. Good student and all-round good fellow, this senior class president, boasting a pair of lusty lungs, is beard cheering at the athletic functions too. “Tony” expects to join the Armed Forces soon, and all we can say is that if he works as hard and as fast and as enthusiastically as he has at Franklin High — the war is practically won! CLAIRE KENNEDY “Virtue way be gay, yet with dignity.” Vice-President With a faculty for doing everything well, Claire is one of the best all-round girls in our class. For three years she helped blow the “steam behind the team” and. of course, was partly responsible for our victories in the field of sports. Being just a born good sport, Claire has taken plenty of good-natured ribbing from some of her friends. She has shone “cutting a rug” or leading the rooters in a cheer as well as in the classroom — and is the envy of many for her ver¬ satility. Everything is Navy — hmmm—could his name be Wally? Best of luck and success, Claire; here’s to as successful a fu¬ ture as your high school days. ANDREW E. BISSANTI Secretary “Personality — with a capital P, Goes with Bissanti — with a capital B.” “Pal " may be small, but his presence is always felt. He has great talent for imitating. His two best acts involve “Keep your eyes on it,” and “Music is the art of melody.” Andrew’s tackling in football leaves nothing to be desired. He shows that he has all the spunk necessary to be successful in life. “Pal” is the leader of the hilarious “Railroad Gang.” Their talents have often been displayed with the result of resounding laughter. Andrew would like to be a doctor, so it will be medicine’s gain and Franklin High’s less. MARY PATRICIA ANDERSON “Life is what you make it.” Treasurer A fitting name for “Pat " would be “sunshine,” for that is surely what she radiates. We didn ' t even mind being hounded for those class dues which she eked out of us nickel by nickel! “Pat” was voted the “cutest” senior girl and at the same time took much ribbing about that “healthy look.” But don ' t think she didn’t have an answer ready for everyone! Probably one of the most energetic members of our class, she worked tirelessly getting “ads " and took pleasure in seeing a job well done. And did you ever notice that good looking cashier at the local theatre? Yes-—- ’twas Patsy. We all love and admire you, “Patsy,” and we ' re sure they will at Sargent. E. ALDRICH D. ANDERSON G. ARCHER J. AUSTIN G. BARDOL P. Bisson EUNICE MARIAN ALDRICH DONALD THEODORE ANDERSON GEORGE LEWIS ARCHER JOSEPH FRANCIS AUSTIN GEORGE FRANCIS BARDOL “It’s the little things that count.” Hear anything? No, because it ' s Eunice, our quietest girl. A six-footer would have difficulty seeing her, since height ' s not one of her assets. All in all, you ' d think that Eunice would be lost in the shuffle, but her friendliness saves her from that fate. Nursing is Eunice’s ambition; perhaps a nice patient will make her lose her man-hater title! “Easy does it.” We proudly present " Swede,” our cutest boy. Since he lives so far from school and moves at such a slow rate of speed, it’s one of Franklin’s greatest mysteries how he ever got here on time. Donald was one of the mainstays of the basketball team for four years. Recall those two overtime foul shots in the Natick game? Best wishes, " Swede.” " Forward and up.” " Ace” is the editor of the yearbook, who goes about with journalistic matters cn his mind and a camera in his hands. George ' s clever cartoons and witty remarks (delivered with a poker-face expression) are examples of his talents. He intends to become a big-time windbag — pardon us, pol¬ itician and his chances are the best to make the grade. “Let the world slide — what care I?” " Joe” joined the class in our senior year. Whenever help was needed we could count on him to aid willingly. He didn ' t participate in athletics because he worked after school, but sel¬ dom did a game go by that " Joe” didn ' t attend. We don ' t know what his plans are for the future, but what¬ ever they are, we wish him success. “Carefree in manner, he drifts along.” George likes to have fun and always has a twinkle in his eye. He doesn ' t care especially for homework, but who does? Whenever anything was doing, George could be found in the thick of it, were it a game, a dance, or a conversation. He’s what you would call a regular fellow. PAULINE RITA BISSON “Better late than never.” Pauline is one of Franklin High ' s most attractive girls. Be¬ cause of her good nature and winning ways she is liked by all her classmates. A dance floor is her special joy, particularly when in the arms of a certain Junior boy. Pauline intends to take up nursing after graduation. Best wishes, " Paula”; we know you will be a success. Eunice Swede Ace Joe George Paula M. BORRUSO A. BRUNELLI J. BURKE J. CATALDO R. CREVO M. CUGNO “Quietly she goes her way.” " Mary, Mary, quite contrary.” That sums up this tall, smil- MARY ASSUNTA BORRUSO ing senior. Mary is a person who keeps her troubles and mis¬ fortunes to herself. Mary’s homework is always done at any price, and her name generally heads the Honor Roll. May your knowledge and personality always guide you in the future, Mary! ”For he ' s a jolly good fellow.” ALBERT R. BRUNELLI " Pete’s” carefree manner and indescribable ease make him our choice for most sociable and wittiest boy, as well as class tease. He hasn’t decided whether to lend his talents to the Navy or Marines, but either branch will be fortunate in getting a boy like “Pete.” ‘‘Never trouble trouble ’till trouble troubles you.” " Burkie” is the happy-go-lucky member of the class. Al¬ ways brimming with pep, she received opportunity to " let off steam” while serving capably as a cheerleader for two years. " Burkie ' s” constant joking aided in making her the most so¬ ciable as well as the wittiest girl. Keep ’em laughing, " Burkie”! “Leave seriousness to the gods. As for me, am only human.” In Joan we have proof that the saying, " Business and pleas¬ ure don ' t mix,” isn’t true. Joan was always in the center of activity, and yet kept her marks above the average. Joan plans to attend New Rochelle College, and to her go our best wishes for a successful future. “A speedy fellow in more ways than one.” " Bob " has done much for the senior class and soon will be helping Uncle Sam in the guise of an Air Cadet. A true friend, “Bob” has always been willing to give one a lift with either his car or his music. Best wishes to you, " Bob,” while you are up in the clouds. “A great sport and a friend to alt.” A wise crack on the tip of his tongue was “Mickey’s” pana¬ cea for any dull moment. Being the ace aircraft spotter, he enrolled in the Army Air Corps A-5 program early in his senior year. You ' ll succeed, “Mickey,” you just can ' t help it! JOAN ELIZABETH BURKE JOAN PATRICIA CATALDO ROBERT JAMES CREVO MICHAEL S. CUGNO Mary Pete Burkie Joan Bob Mickey E. DAGLIAN A. DeBAGGIS V. DeBAGGIS C. DeGREGORIO M. DERAGON A. D ' ORAZIO “The better we know her, ELIZABETH DAGLIAN The better we like her.” “Betty” is the girl with an impish look lurking in the cor¬ ner of her eye. She was an active member of the Commercial Club and she works in an office after school. “Betty” has cer¬ tainly proven her ability in this line of work; we imagine she expects to build her future around it. May good fortune be yours, “Betty.” ANTHONY DeBAGGIS, Jr. ‘‘You ' ve got to be a football hero.” Bluffing through classes, visiting “relatives " in Boston, a great athlete, “Tony” is one of our shining lights. “Tony,” Miss Wiggin, and throat lozenges were the stars in second pe¬ riod English, and as the one-note member of the “Railroad Gang " he was equally spectacular. The Air Corps will get a great sport in “Tony.” VICTOR MICHAEL DeBAGGIS “Happy and gay is always his way.” With a twinkle in his eyes, a cheery greeting on his lips, and a wave in his hair, Victor goes his popular way. Victor can play a hero, a “baker boy,” or Hitler equally well, being our best male actor. In reality “Vic " doesn’t have to play a part; he has only to be himself to win our admiration. CLARA DeGREGORIO MARIETTA DERAGON ALFRED JOHN D’ORAZIO ‘‘Small of stature, quick of wit.” Clara is the average high school student, a good worker, friend, and student. She is a diminutive girl, whose merry laughter rang out in every class. She can also provoke the laughter on occasion (ask any of her friends). It is rumored that hairdressing is her choice of profession. Good curling, Clara! “Pleasing and pretty.” “Marie’s " the girl with big eyes and long eyelashes to match. That shy, little-girl manner is well-known and her personality equals her “looks.” Marietta ' s main ambition is to become a nurse. Lucky will be the patient who has Marietta for his “angel of mercy.” ‘‘A bashful boy, but not so shy.” “Freddie” conceals his mischievous personality under a bash¬ ful exterior, but we ' re not deceived. A bit of a flirt, a bit of a wit — that ' s “Freddie, " when you know him. Like most young American lads, he intends to join the Army soon. Betty Tony Vic Clara Marie Freddie S. DOW E. EASTMAN B. FIORIO R. FITZPATRICK A. FONTAINE J. GALGANI “Merry as the day is long.’’ Sheila is one of the biggest factors in any hilarity, and es- SHEILA MARY DOW pecially has added to the gala times had in Room III. It is no secret that her heart is in the Navy but she had us guessing occasionally. As a nurse, Sheila will never find it difficult to keep the patients comforted. “A stitch in time saves nine.’’ ELIZABETH MARIE EASTMAN Most people know " Betty” as a rather quiet, determined, serious student. " Betty ' s” yodeling and guitar playing make her a wonderful entertainer for any occasion. Elizabeth Marie didn ' t take to the boys in Franklin as much as one in Provi¬ dence ! “Not a care in the world have I.” BRUNO F FIORIO Bruno is one of the quietest boys of the class of ' 44. He’s never worried, least of all about homework. He rejoices in having one of the most peculiar nicknames in Franklin High — " Bunzo " ; its origin should make an interesting story. “Let tomorrow take care of itself.’’ ROBERT FITZPATRICK “Bob” disliked homework (who didn’t?), but since he al¬ ways had a wisecrack for every question he couldn ' t answer, the teachers usually got more than they asked for. The say¬ ing " You can ' t tell a book by its cover” applies to " Bob”; he seems reserved, but it takes only a word to show his friendly personality. “Her talents were of the more silent class.” ALBA JOSEPHINE FONTAINE They say tall persons will be the important people of to¬ morrow, but we’re betting on " Peanut” to hold her own. Here’s to a girl with a vivacious smile and an infectious laugh that endears her to all. Alba won’t have to learn the details of nursing; her personality will have the male patients pro¬ posing ! “Though modest, on his unembarrassed brow JOHN PATRICK GALGANI Nature has written ‘gentleman’ Kearney’s soda jerker is no jerk; once out of his shell he can mix like the most gregarious of persons. As a retiring and hard-working student, he has gained the respect of both teachers and friends. We are sure that modest air will be one of John’s best assets in his future calling. Sheila Betty Bunzo Bob Alba Cookie E. GARELICK E. GEROMINI N. HANCOCK C. HOBBS D. HOLMES J. HOLMES “Personality plus.” ELINOR GARELICK Elinor ' s splendid participation in many plays earned for her the title of best actress. Her talents are not confined to dra¬ matics, for she served capably as the treasurer of the Blue and White. Her ability to win friends will no doubt be a help to her at Syracuse next year. ELEANOR JUDITH GEROMINI " Constantly jolly and full of folly.” Eleanor is one of the most carefree members of our class. She proved at all times a dependable friend and helper, ever anxious to do more than her share. We wish you luck, Eleanor, in whatever profession you choose, and we feel sure your presence will be enjoyed as it was in high school. NEVA MARGARET HANCOCK “ Sh y at first ’ but a 9 ood s P ort when known.” “Ne” is a brunette cutie whose ability to acquire friends makes her a delightful person to know. She is an enthusiastic supporter cf all sports, especially basketball. Neva plans to join the Cadet Nurse Corps in the fall. Loads of luck to an all-American girl! CHESTER W. HOBBS “A joke’s a very serious thing.” “Chet” was seen in the midst of most discussions being waged at Franklin High, standing up for his opinion with persistence and animation. “Chet’’ was Franklin High’s “nine o ' clock scholar,’’ arriving at school from the wilds of Caryville at that time. What’ll it be, “Chet’’ . . . lawyer? PVT. A. DAVID HOLMES, U.S.A. ‘‘Success treads on the heels of every right effort.” “Dave’’ started helping his country by promoting War Stamps sales in F.H.S. and followed up by joining the Army in the middle of his senior year. When the lighter side of life beckons, he has the wit and good nature to face it; when a serious situation confronts him, he has the ability, perserverance, and character to master it. JOHN HOLMES just go rolling along.” Introducing you to “Johnny,” “the painter.” Since he is Miss Holmes’ brother, John ' s been laboring under a slight han¬ dicap these four years (or was the handicap Miss Holmes?). John doesn’t seem the worse for wear, for he’s always been carefree and unconcerned. El Gerry Ne Chet Dave Johnny C. JENEST E. JOHNSON L. KEEFE M. KENNEY F. LOCKE L. MARCO “Popularity plus versatility Equals Charlie’s personality.” Although “Charlie” never won any prizes for perfect at¬ tendance, he was always the first one at baseball, basketball, or football practice! Good luck in the Air Corps, “Charlie”; we and the Clark Square Diner will miss you while you ' re up in that wild blue yonder! “Diligence is the mother of good fortune.” Outstanding in athletics, “L” was always an enthusiastic rooter at the games. Not only has she entertained us by appear¬ ing in plays, but her monologues have provided many an en¬ joyable moment for the whole school. Good wishes to a sincere and enthusiastic classmate, com¬ panion, and friend. “The world without fun is a poor one.” “Keefie’s " popularity is demonstrated by a glance at the statistics page. She took part in all the girl’s sports, and ex¬ celled in every one. She participated in our social events, and headed the dance committees for three years. Best of luck to you, “Lil” at B. U. “Little voice but lots of poise.” We have found Mary of unfailing good nature, although a quiet girl. Mary’s ready smile shows that she understands the bright aspects of nature, and her broad grin makes her wel¬ come everywhere. Here ' s to your success, Mary: may your career be as bene¬ ficial to you as your friendship has been to us! “Quietness is only one of her virtues.” Faye is definitely one of our quiet classmates. Her pleasant nature made her well-liked by both teachers and students. We predict that Faye’s practice in the office will come in handy when she is in search of a position. And we are sure the po¬ sition will be hers. “Still waters run deep.” Louis has an outstanding characteristic which is hard to find in our class — he was actually quiet in our hilarious se¬ nior college group. It was noticed, too, that he quietly slid from the part (in an Oskey skit) of a victim for the energetic senior girls! We really envy you, Louis, for “still waters run deep.” Charlie L K eefie Mary CHARLES H. JENEST ELINOR MABEL JOHNSON LILYAN KEEFE MARY ELLEN KENNEY FAYE MARJORIE LOCKE LOUIS JOSEPH MARCO Faye Louie D. MARGESON E. MASI N. MASON M. MOORE R. MOSCARDELLI A. MUCCIARONE “A friend is another self.” DOROTHY ELIZABETH MARGESON Having worked as a waitress in Bartlett ' s, " Dot” certainly knows how to put together a very classy sundae. Although a business student and active member of the Commercial Club, " Dot’s” interests for the coming year lie in the nursing pro¬ fession. EVELYN ANNE MASI NANCY MAY MASON MARJORIE JUNE MOORE ROSE ANN MOSCARDELLI ADELINE A. MUCCIARONE ‘‘Smiles galore — wit encore.” These witty editorials in the Blue and White always had the subtle Masi style. When not quoting Virgil or Cicero, Evelyn conversed in such a vocabulary that her friends were compelled to carry dictionaries! Not by a mistake were you voted " girl most likely to succeed,” Evelyn! ‘‘Good luck comes to those who bring Sunshine wherever they may go!” Cheerful personality, lovely eyes, pretty hair, slim figure . . . smooth is the word for Nancy! Add quick wit and intelli¬ gence to the score, and you have the reason for " Nan’s” popu¬ larity with the opposite sex. Nancy ' s a sure bet to " wow ’em” whatever she does, but our best wishes, just the same! ‘‘A friend when friends are wanted most.” Cheerful, full of ambition is " Margie,” the capable War Stamps chairman. " Margie " plans to attend Fisher School, thence to enter the business world. We are sure she will make out well in this, her chosen career. " Swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.” Rose is so quiet that many of us have missed the pleasure of knowing her. Her air of calm serenity and friendly interest is refreshing, as the weary shopper at Newberry’s can tell you. Rose hasn’t decided on what her future work will be, but we all know " it’s the quiet one who succeeds!” " Her goodness lies within her soul.” Many consider her quiet, but we aren ' t fooled. It’s just her soft voice that gives that illusion. One of our most efficient office girls, Adeline acted as if she enjoyed it. May the future hold happiness for you, Adeline! Dot Evelyn Nancy Margie Rose Adeline A. MUCCIARONE C. MUCCIARONE E. MUCCIARONE N. MUCCIARONE R. MUCCIARONE D. NASUTI “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” ANTOINETTE MARIE MUCCIARONE A good sport and good in sports is Ann, one of the quiet, reserved girls in our class. For a girl whose ability as a busi¬ ness student is established and whose friendship is valued by all her classmates, we see only a bright and successful future. “I’ll dance my way to Heaven.” CAROLYN ANN MUCCIARONE " Kay " was chosen the best girl dancer. Many were the nights she spent in bliss on the F.H.S. dance floor and every- one found her a pleasing partner. Like many of us. " Kay " isn’t quite sure what she will do after graduation, but from past experience we know that she will be a success. “Good nature was her companion.” EVELYN MUCCIARONE The four years of her company were pleasant ones, for Evelyn understood the fine art of friendship. Evelyn also boasted a sunny disposition and was popular with teachers as well as students. We haven’t heard of Evelyn ' s plans for the future, but whatever field she chooses we know she will be a success. “Laugh and the world laughs with you. " NORMAN ROBERT MUCCIARONE We never heard very much from " Normie” in high school until this last year, when he burst forth in full glory. With his colleagues he can be seen riding about town in a car that groans with the weight of assorted groups of both sexes. To a good athlete and all-roun d pal the best wishes of the class. “Make hay while the sun shines.” ROBERT JOSEPH MUCCIARONE Presenting Norman’s other half. To his friends, " Bobby " is the noisier of the famed twins. " Twinny " never seems to worry about anything for he is at peace with the world and lets nature take its course. Good luck and good hunting, " Bobby.” “Bright was her face with smiles.” DELIA MARIE NASUTI Who is always laughing? Delia! Who is one of Frank¬ lin High’s most enthusiastic rooters? Delia! ‘ ' Del " is one of those girls who’s too busy doing her work well to be a shin¬ ing light; when the rest of us have burned out cur candles at both ends, she ' ll still be going strong. Ann Kay Ev Normie Bobby Del R. NASUTI C. NORCROSS A. PAPAZIAN R. PASQUINO J. PETERSON M. PICARD “Soft-voiced and calm, of disposition mild.” ROSE LUCY NASUTI Here ' s a girl who was always willing to do her share when anything had to be done. Those who really got to know “Rosie” connect her name with a sense of humor. Rose plans to become a secretary, and a more attractive orna¬ ment for any employer’s knee would be hard to find! CLARENCE E. NORCROSS ANNA PAPAZIAN ROBERT ENRICO PASQUINO JANICE RUTH PETERSON “Men of few words are the best men.” Not many of us knew Clarence very well, as he’s a quiet, studious person in school. He didn’t go for the girls at Franklin (what a shameful waste of manpower!) ; out-of- town girls captured his fancy. Another one of our air-minded students, Clarence has en¬ listed in the Naval Air Corps. The best of luck to you! “She da ed to laugh loud and free.” Take a loyal friend, companion, and enthusiastic Commer¬ cial Club member — put them together and you have Anna, who is also an excellent student. Intensely interested in nursing, Anna, after taking a P.G. course, hopes to get into “starched shirts.” “Seen, but seldom heard.” “Bob” is a fellow you don ' t hear much about. A quiet chap, he has retreated into the background during his high school days, mingling only with his group of friends. “Bobby” likes mechanical drawing and shop very much. Who knows but what he-may be an architect some day, and build his own house! “Music washes away the dust of everyday life.” Janice was mainly interested in music. She was the ac¬ companist for the Glee Club, and often played at assemblies. As a member of the Oskey staff, she spent much time in in¬ suring its musical success. May your musical career continue to flourish, Janice! MARY FRANCES PICARD “ Jt is the 7 uiet worker who succeeds.” Here is our most respected girl! Mary was the energetic chairman of the greatest of great Oskey shows. We’ll always remember her for the determination and natural leadership abilities she exhibited while presenting the “Country Store.” Nursing is Mary’s choice of a career, and her personality in¬ sures her success in this field. Rosie Clarence Ann Bob Pete Mary J. PITASI J. RANEY R. RAY P. RIBERO P. ROTH R. SALAVEIUS " Serious or gay, which e ' er it be, Jo is always good company.” “Jo " is very sociable and pleasant, being able to mingle with her fellow classmates unusually well. There is never a dull moment when “Jo ' ' is around; her hearty laugh rings out in every classroom. We don ' t know “Jo’s” plans, but we are sure that what¬ ever they are, she will prove her ability. “Anything worth doing, is wo.th doing well.” If a sense of humor will help to make friends, Jeannette’s all set. “Jeannie " was always on the go in our high school days, and we are sure that if she puts as much energy into her future work, she’ll set the world on fire. “Fine with bashful sincerity.” “Skip " left us toward the end of his senior year, joining the Marines. While in school, he mastered the art of resting during class. All he needed was a pillow to go to sleep! “Skipper” had a quiet sense of humor and friendly nature that won ' t soon be forgotten. " I will be prepared, and my chance will come.” Priscilla devoted m st of her time to her studies, and it certainly proved worth while, for she graduated as Salutatorian of the class. She was a member of the orchestra for three years and was a whiz on the violin, and a talented art student. We hope you do as well at Bates College, “Cilia, " as you did at F.H.S. “ Work a little, play a little.” “Pat’’ was always a whiz at “Math”; before the rest cf us had set down the example, “Pat " had the answer. The amaz¬ ing thing is — her answers were always right. We mustn ' t overlook “Pat ' s’’ thoughtfulness in providing Kleenex for anyone in need. “Pat " graduated with the honor of fourth essay. “ There’s fun in everything we meet.” We aren’t surprised to hear that Ruth would like to at¬ tend the Fisher Business School. She took the business course in high school, and did well at it. We know she ' ll make an efficient secretary (and how!). Best wishes for the future, Ruth! JOSEPHINE ELINOR PITASI JEANNETTE O. RANEY ROBERT RAY PRISCILLA LILLIAN RIBERO MARTHA PATRICIA ROTH RUTH ARLENE SALAVEIUS M. SANTORO M. SANTORO E. SCHLUNTZ R. SEDERMAN G. SIMMONS R. SKLAR “Sweet and shy — but, oh my!’’ MARIE THERESA SANTORO Here’s Marie! Her cuteness along with her charming per¬ sonality makes her well-liked. Marie and Marion comprise the other set of twins in our class. Marie ' s activities outside of school center mainly on keeping up the morale of the Navy. Just go on as you have, Marie, and you’ll be a great addi¬ tion to the world. MARION YVONNE SANTORO EDWARD SCHLUNTZ RICHARD SEDERMAN GORDON E. SIMMONS RUTH SKLAR “A good sport is one who plays the game!’’ Introducing Marion, one of the best sportswomen of our class. Marion also has the distinction of being one of the prettiest girls. For her future career Marion is planning to take up hair¬ dressing. You can ' t be anything but a success, because your own hair makes excellent advertising. “His popularity — known. His personality — desired.” As proof of Edward ' s “super-duper-ness,” we refer you to the statistics sheet. His being awarded the Davis Cup trophy (with Charlie) for athletic ability, proves that brawn and brains do go together. “Eddie ' s " silver wings don’t indicate that he’s an angel, but that he’s in the Army Air Corps! “But let me be silent.” Besides taking part in many school and classroom activities, “Dick’’ was one of our better students. Quiet and unassuming, he had to withstand the chattering girls, who overwhelmingly outnumbered him in all his classes. No doubt this is the reason for his being voted “woman-hater. ' ’ “Esquire — let me at ’em.” “Jake " is the other half of our famous co-captain act of Simmons to DeBaggis and over. Best-dressed, best-natured are just two things for which he is known. His Simmons Theory on a square circle will live in the hearts of all great mathematicians. Gordon is another of our Air Corps enlistees. “When you have nothing to say, say nothing.” In the midst of our noisy class we can boast of one quiet member. Perhaps the reason we don’t hear from her very much is because she comes from what is commonly known as the “styx. " Squeaky Marion Eddie Dick Jake Ruthie G. SOCCI J. SOMMERS R. SPENCER M. STEWART D. SWANBECK H. THAYER “I must have music.” Step up and meet “Gus,” the leader of the band! “Gus” is a familiar figure around Franklin High, playing his trumpet at dances and assembl ies. “Gus” hopes to form a big orchestra. We know he’ll suc¬ ceed. He’s halfway there already! “Happily I go my way.” Jean always has a sunny smile and a cheery “hello” for all. She’s one member of our class whose personality shines. Al¬ ways happy to lend a hand, she’s a “reg’lar fellow.” Jean is a talented dressmaker, bookkeeper, and artist. We don’t know her future plans, but success is bound to come to such a girl. “The days of our youth are the days of our glory.” Voted the best-natured because she just was, that’s all! Along with her jollity in her senior year she acquired a lovely Gil - dersleeve laugh which echoed in the corridors and was the envy of all noise-loving souls. Cadet Nurse Corps, your morale should register 1009c-— here comes Ruth! “Like a picture in a book, Pure and peaceful is her look.” If more people were like “Stew” what a pleasant world this would be! She ' s dressed neatly, and her hair is the envy of many girls. It’s not hard to see why she intends to take up hairdressing. “Too much concentration weakens the mind.” In “Don” we present our dancer, “par excellence.” Proudly we point to Donald, a fellow who really knows his stuff with th ' siver hoofs. Donald, “Mickey,” and “Tony” were as in¬ separable as the Three Stooges. Donald had the car, “Tony” got the gas, and “Mickey” had the line. Loads of luck, Don! “Work a little — play a little.” If you hear a giggle, you know that Helen is around. She is always happy in a quiet way. Helen’s bright manner and friendly looks will win her many friends, we’re sure. Her loyalty is proven in her close friendship with her “other half,” “Betty” Wyllie. Best of luck in all you do, Helen. We know you’ll succeed. GUISTINO ANTHONY SOCCI JEAN SOMMERS RUTH THERESA SPENCER MARION M. STEWART DONALD G. SWANBECK HELENE THERESA THAYER Gus Jeannie Ruthie Stew Swanny Helen R. VARJIAN C. WILSON N. WILSON L. WISE E. WYLLIE B. YOUNG DOROTHY ROSE VARJIAN CLAIRE VERONICA WILSON NELLA LITTLE WILSON LIDA S. WISE ELIZABETH MAE WYLLIE BETTY BARBARA YOUNG “Always ready, always there. Always willing to do her share. ” Voted the girl who did the most for F.H.S. and rightly so was Rose! As Editor-in-Chicf of the Blue and White, at pub¬ lishing time her heart beat with typewriter clicks, and the suc¬ cessful editions of the B. Li W. are the results of her labor. She made all of us see the " birdie,” being Photography Chairman of the yearbook. “Grand to be merry and wise.” If you, too, want to be the life of the party, take a lesson from " ' Willie. ' ’ Her pleasing personality and keen wit make her the light of every social gathering. " Willie,” like so many other girls, plans to join the Cadet Nurse Corps this coming fall. “Pretty to walk with, And witty to talk with.” A most friendly and cheerful person is " Willie.” She has a MEN-trancing smile for everyone she meets. Nella intends to go to Boston University, and we’re sure she’ll take the same cheery disposition with her there. Know¬ ing this we predict success for Nella. “A word to the wise is sufficient.” All through high school Lida has had to take corny puns about being " Wise,” but we ' ll surprise her by not saying a word about it! Lida’s hilarious tales about her " animal king¬ dom” have made many a classroom resound with laughter. “A smile full of sunshine.” " Betty " ’ is very quiet around school and seems to stick with her own crowd all the time, but outside of school it is re¬ ported she is quite a talker. Ready to lend a helping hand, she is really a friend to all. We wish you luck, " Betty,” in whatever profession you choose, and we feel sure your presence will be enjoyed as it was in high school. “It’s great to be Young!” Short, quick and active, Betty is one of the peppy girls in our class. Her enthusiasm found an outlet in sports. At badminton, basketball, softball, she was great. Betty aims to become a " hand-holder” (nurse to you!). Our sincere wishes for your future, Betty. Rosie Willie Nella Lida Betty Betty FORMER STUDENTS Z. ZAKARIAN E. ZIMMERMAN G. BENT J. DION H. MAHONEY “Outstanding in a quiet way.” To those who know Zakie, he has a very pleasant manner. ZAKIE ZAKARIAN His name is one which appeared on each scholastic honor roll. In fact, his four-year average was the highest among the male enrollment! With such a good start, you’re sure to succeed in life. “A face with gladness overspread.” ELIZABETH JEAN ZIMMERMAN A thing of beauty is a joy forever, but when the same per¬ son possesses a sweet voice and an amusing sense of humor, we have " Bette,” the envy of all lesser mortals. ’Twas a well- known fact, “Bette’s” heart was in the Navy. Lucky girl! All the success in the world at Sargent, “Bette.” “Zounds! A woman of mystery come among us.” RUTH GERTRUDE BENT Gertrude left us in our senior year for the mountains of New Hampshire. Gertrude always wanted to be a nurse, and we all sincerely hope she ' ll do as well in her profession as she did in her studies at school. “For Cod and Country.” PVT. JOSEPH DION, U.S.M.C. “Joe” is now serving his country in the Marine Corps. He left before we had time to become well acquainted. As we knew him, he was a tall, rather bashful boy, with a cheerful " hello” for everyone. " Joe” was an usher at our local theatre, but he discarded that uniform for the more dashing one of the Marines. “A golden head and a golden heart.” HELEN THERESA MAHONEY One of the most popular girls in our class was sadly missed when she moved to Whitman following her junior year. ’Twas rumored Helen longed for Franklin — and we certainly missed her, but she did a grand job visiting us every so often. We hear Helen copped third honor in Whitman, and are we proud! Zakie Bette Gertie Joe Helen FORMER STUDENTS i j War Stamps Being Sold ACTIVITIES EUNICE MARIAN ALDRICH, 247 Maple St. DONALD THEODORE ANDERSON, 151 Union St.; Junior Prom; Basket¬ ball. 1, 2, 3, 4; Social 1. MARY PATRICIA ANDERSON, 7 Milliken Ave.; Treasurer 3, 4; Junior Prom; Hallowe’en Party 1, 4; Yearbook (Advertising Manager); Blue and White 4; Dramatics 1, 4; War Savings 4; Class Oration; Freshman Party; Oskey 4. GEORGE LEWIS ARCHER, 94 Main St.: Junior Prom; Football 2, 4; Bas¬ ketball 1, 2, 3 ; Yearbook (Editor-in-Chief); Blue and White (Art Edi¬ tor, Business Manager) 4; Social 1, 4. JOSEPH FRANCIS AUSTIN, 430 E. Central St.; Oskey 2, 3, 4; Salvage 3. GEORGE FRANCIS BARDOL, 227 Union St. ANDREW E. BISSANTI, 72 Wachusett St.; Secretary 4; Junior Prom; Freshman Party; Hallowe’en Party 4; Football 4; Oskey 4; Glee Club 4; Dramatics 4. PAULINE RITA BISSON, 108 Cottage St.; Freshman Party; Hallowe’en Party 4. MARY ASSUNTA BORRUSO, 211 W. Central St.; Oskey 2; War Savings 4; Glee Club 1, 2. ALBERT R. BRUNELLI, 228 Summer St.; Vice President 2; Junior Prom; Baseball (Manager) 1; Football 1, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Oskey 3, 4; Sal¬ vage 2, 3; War Savings 2; Dramatics 4. [ 40 ] JOAN ELIZABETH BURKE, 46 Dale St.; Junior Prom; Freshman Party; Hallowe’en Party 4; Blue and White (Social Editor) 4; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 3, 4; Dramatics 4; Social 1, 2, 4; Class Gifts. JOAN PATRICIA CATALDO, 299 Main St.; Junior Prom; Yearbook; Blue and White (Girls’ Sports Editor) 4; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 3, 4; Dramatics 1, 3; War Savings 4; 1st Essay. ANTHONY E. CORNETTA, 69 E. Central St.; President 1. 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom; Hallowe’en Party 3; Yearbook; Blue and White 3; Oskey 4; Salvage 2, 3; Dramatics 4; Social 1, 2, 3, 4; War Savings 2, 3; Freshman Party. ROBERT JAMES CREVO, 46 Lewis St.; Salvage (High School Chairman) 3, 4; Oskey 3; Dramatics 4; Social 1. MICHAEL S. CUGNO, 381 Union St.; Football 3. ELIZABETH DAGLIAN, 274 E. Central St.; Freshman Party 4; Hallowe’en Party 2, 4; Yearbook; Blue and White 4; Commercial Club; Honor Roll Committee 3; Oskey 2, 3. ANTHONY DeBAGGIS, JR., 49 Ruggles St.; Freshman Party; Hallowe’en Party 4; Football 2, 3, 4 (Co-Capt. 4) ; Basketball 1, 4; Ring Committee (Chairman) 2. 3, 4; Oskey 3, 4; Social 3, 4; Dramatics 4. VICTOR MICHAEL DeBAGGIS, 39 Ruggles St.; Commercial Club, Sal¬ vage 1, 2, 3; Oskey 3, 4; Dramatics 4. CLARA DEGREGORIO, 13 Alpine Place; Yearbook; Oskey 1, 4; Dra¬ matics 1. MARIETTA DERAGON, 22 Fisher St.; Commercial Club (Vice President) Glee Club; Oskey 4. ALFRED JOHN D’ORAZIO, 87 Alpine Place. Cheerleaders Strut Their Stuff SHEILA MARY DOW, 100 Union St.; Junior Prom; Freshman Party; Yearbook (Co-Business Manager) ; Blue and White (Social Chairman) 4; Oskey 2, 4; Social 1, 4. ELIZABETH MARIE EASTMAN, 56 Dean Ave.; Hallowe’en Party 3; Yearbook; Oskey 1, 2, 4; Glee Club 1, 2. BRUNO F. FIORIO, 16 Uncas Ave. ALBA JOSEPHINE FONTAINE, 16 Howard St.; Oskey; Glee Club. ROBERT FITZPATRICK, 33 Dale St. JOHN PATRICK GALGANI, 19 Julia Ave.; War Savings 3. ELINOR GARELICK, 1153 W. Central St.; Freshman Party; Hallowe’en Party 2, 3, 4; Yearbook (Literary Editor) ; Blue and White (Treasurer) 4; Oskey 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 2, 3, 4; War Savings 4. ELEANOR JUDITH GEROMINI, 272 Washington St.; Junior Prom ; Fresh¬ man Party ; Blue and White 4; Honor Roll Committee 2; Fashion Show 2. NEVA MARGARET HANCOCK, Chestnut St.; Oskey 3, 4; Librarian 2, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. CHESTER W. HOBBS, Pearl St., Caryville; Junior Prom; Football 1, 3; War Savings 3. PVT. A. DAVID HOLMES, U.S.A., 44 Peck St.; Yearbook (Business Man¬ ager) ; Oskey 3; Social 1, 2; War Savings (Chairman) 3, 4; Junior Prom. JOHN HOLMES, 23 Summer St. CHARLES H. JENEST, Maple Street; Treasurer 2; Junior Prom; Football 1. 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Blue and White 1, 2; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Social 1, 2, 3; Salvage 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 4. The Melodians ELINOR MABEL JOHNSON, 20 Beaver St.; Hallowe ' en Party 3, 4; Year¬ book; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 1, 2, 3, 4. LILYAN KEEFE, 73 Dean Ave.; Junior Prom; Freshman Party; Hallow¬ e’en Party 1; Yearbook (Girls’ Sports Editor); Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Social (Chairman) 1, 2, 3, 4. CLAIRE KENNEDY, 14 Hutchinson St.; Vice President 3, 4; Junior Prom; Freshman Party; Hallowe’en Party 4; Ring Committee 2, 3, 4; Blue and White 2, 4; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 4; War Sav¬ ings 4; 2nd Essay. MARY ELLEN KENNEY, 2 Maple St.; Freshman Party; Hallowe’en Part 2; Glee Club 1, 2. FAYE MARJORIE LOCKE, 1019 W. Central St.; Commercial Club. LOUIS JOSEPH MARCO, JR., 66 Hutchinson Street; Junior Prom; Os¬ key 4. DOROTHY ELIZABETH MARGESON, 83 Dean Ave.; Junior Prom; Hal¬ lowe’en Party 1, 4; Blue and White; Commercial Club; Oskey 1; Li¬ brarian 4; Social 1, 2; Public Speaking Club 2. EVELYN ANNE MASI, 71 North Park St.; Secretary 1, 2, 3; Junior Prom; Freshman Party; Hallowe’en Party 2; Yearbook (Assistant Editor); Blue and White (Literary Editor) 4; Oskey 1, 4; Dramatics 1; Vale¬ dictorian. NANCY MAY MASON, 18 Farrington St.; Yearbook; Blue and White (As¬ sistant Editor) 4; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Librarian. MARJORIE JUNE MOORE, 316 Lincoln St.; Hallowe’en Party 4; Blue and White 4; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; War Savings 4; Glee Club 1. ROSE ANN MOSCARDELLI, 55 Chestnut St. [ 43 ] Cafeteria Scene ADELINE A. MUCCIARONE, 72 Hutchinson St. ANTOINETTE MARIE MUCCIARONE, 3 Darling Court. CAROLYN ANN MUCCIARONE, 123 Cottage St.; Junior Prom ; Hallow¬ e’en Party 2; Ring Committee 2, 3, 4; Blue and White 4; Oskey 1, 2, 4; Librarian 1 ; Glee Club 2. EVELYN MUCCIARONE, 56 North Park St.; Glee Club 1. NORMAN ROBERT MUCCIARONE, 31 Cleveland Ave.; Junior Prom; Sports Manager (Football, Basketball, Baseball) 1, 2, 3; Basketball 3, 4; Football 4. ROBERT JOSEPH MUCCIARONE, 31 Cleveland Ave.; Sports Manager 1, 2, 3; Football 4; Basketball 3; Baseball 4. DELIA MARIE NASUTI, 35 Alpine Row; Hallowe’en Party 3, 4; Oskey 1, 2, 3; Honor Roll Committee 2, 3; Glee Club 2, 3; Cafeteria 3, 4; Fashion Show 2. ROSE LUCY NASUTI, 17 Arlington St.; Freshman Party; Hallowe’en Party 4. CLARENCE E. NORCROSS, 427 Pond St. ANNA PAPAZIAN, 60 Winter St.; Yearbook, Blue and White 4; Commer¬ cial Club; Honor Roll 3; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Librarian 1; Glee Club 1, 2. ROBERT ENRICO PASQUINO, 33 Corbin St. JANICE RUTH PETERSON, 106 Summer St.; Junior Prom; Oskey 4; Li¬ brarian 4; War Savings 3; Glee Club (Accompanist) 1, 2, 3, 4. MARY FRANCES PICARD, 395 Lincoln St.; Freshman Party; Oskey (Chairman) 4; Social 1. [ 44 ] JOSEPHINE ELINOR PITASI, Pine St,; Junior Prom; Oskey 1, 2. JEANNETTE O. RANEY, Lincoln St.; Freshman Party. R.OBERT RAY, 316 Lincoln St.; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Oskey 3. PRISCILLA LILLIAN RIBERO, 80 Pleasant St.; Junior Prom ; Hallowe’en Party 1, 2, 3; Yearbook (Art Editor) ; Blue and White 4; Oskey 1. 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Saluta- torian. MARTHA PATRICIA ROTH, 70 Emmons St.; Junior Prom; Yearbook; Oskey 1, 2, 3; 4th Essay. RUTH ARLENE SALAVEIUS, Elm St.; Commercial Club 4; Oskey 1, 2, 3; Honor Roll 1 ; Librarian 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. MARIE THERESA SANTORO, 54 Lewis St.; Oskey 2. MARION YVONNE SANTORO, 54 Lewis St.; Freshman Party; Hallowe’en Party 4; Honor Roll 3 ; Fashion Show 2. EDWARD SCHLUNTZ, 183 Main St.; Junior Prom; Freshman Party; Hal¬ lowe’en Party 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Yearbook (Boys’ Sports Editor); Oskey 3, 4; Class Day Marshal; So¬ cial 3 ; Dramatics 4. RICHARD SEDERMAN, 169 W. Central St.; Hallowe’en Party 4; Commer¬ cial Club (Treasurer) ; War Savings 4. GORDON E. SIMMONS, 101 Cottage St.; Junior Prom; Freshman Party, Hallowe’en Party 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4 (Co-Capt.) ; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Ring- Committee 2, 3, 4; Oskey 3, 4; Salvage 2, 3; Social 4; Dramatics 4. RUTH SKLAR, Lincoln St.; Oskey 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2. GUISTINO ANTHONY SOCCI, 19 McCarthy St.; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Sal¬ vage 4; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3; Librarian 1. Get Your Blue And White JEAN SOMMERS, 60 Main St.; Junior Prom 1, 2, 3; Dramatics 2; Librarian 2, 3 ; Fashion Show 1. RUTH THERESA SPENCER, 14 Ray Hill; Junior Prom; Hallowe’en Party 3; Yearbook (Editorial Chairman); Blue and White (Senior Re¬ porter) ; Honor Roll Committee 3; Dramatics 3; Oskey (Staff) 4. MARION M. STEWART, 36 Pleasant St.; Commercial Club (President). DONALD G. SWANBECK, 242 Beaver St.; Junior Prom; Hallowe’en Party, 2; Blue and White 4; Salvage 2, 3; Orchestra 1, 2,; Band 1 ; Dramatics 4. HELENE THERESA THAYER, 65 Cross St.; Oskey 1, 2; Librarian 2; So¬ cial. DOROTHY ROSE VARJIAN, 511 Union St.; Junio r Prom; Freshman Party; Yearbook (Photography Chairman); Blue and White (Editor- in-Chief) 4; Commercial Club; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll Committee (Assistant Secretary) 3; 3rd. Essay. CLAIRE VERONICA WILSON, 344 Oak St.; Hallowe’en Party 1, 2, 3; Oskey 1, 2, 3; War Savings 4. NELLA LITTLE WILSON, 602 Union St.; Junior Prom; Freshman Party; Yearbook; Blue and White 4; Honor Roll Committee 3; Athletic Asso¬ ciation 2; Oskey 2, 4. LIDA S. WISE, Lincoln St.; Freshman Party. ELIZABETH MAE WYLLIE, 466 Washington St.; Glee Club. BETTY BARBARA YOUNG, 42 King St.; Oskey 1, 2, 4; Social 1, 2, 4; Fashion Show 1; Glee Club 1, 2. ZAIvIE ZAKARIAN, R.F.D. Box 224, Union St.; Librarian 2, 3, 4. ELIZABETH JEAN ZIMMERMAN, 10 Partridge St.; Hallowe ' en Party 1, 2, 3; Yearbook; Blue and White 4; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 2; Dramatics 1.2; Public Speaking 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. The Big Three CLASS SONG (To the tune of “People Will Say We’re In Love”) Four years we’ve been here now; The time has come to part As on a new road Ave start. Franklin High, Ave say “Goodbye.” The gang in carefree days And all the fun Ave kneAv We’ll miss as Ave think of you. Franklin High, Ave say “Goodbye.” This day we bid adieu, On you Ave no longer rely. FareAvell to our teachers, too. Franklin High, Ave say “Goodbye.” Repeat tune: Mem’ries Avill long remain Even as the years fade — Our teams and the games they played — Dear Franklin High School, Goodbye. Our class of “forty-four” Will strive to bring you praise . . , Alumni in future days . . . Dear Franklin High School, Goodbye. Thank you, dear faculty, for KnoAvledge which Ave did obtain. FareAvell, dear Franklin High School. Our love for you shall remain. I 47 I Elinor Garelick George Archer CALENDAR September 9, 1943 . . October 1, 1943 . . . October 19, 1943 . . . October 23, 1943 . . . November 5, 1943 . . . December 6, 1943 . . . December 7, 1943 . . . December 21, 1943 January 18, 1944 . . . January 28, 1944 . . . February 25, 1944 . March 27, 1944 . . . . April 7, 1944 . . . . May 1, 1944 . . . Pins and needles, needles and pins, School opens, our trouble begins. . . The annual Freshman Acquaintance brawl With dancers lined against the wall. . . Religious classes are instituted. Now we should hear Gabriel’s horn tooted! Our eleven fought and did its best But Northbridge was too hard a test. . . The football boys did act and prance And made a hit at the Hallowe’en dance. . . Senior girls in Boston swoon At Frank Sinatra’s dreamy croon. . . Senior girls in school sigh Over extra homework piled high. . . News, views, and reviews highlight The first edition of the Blue and White. We ground those Northies under our toe As our 57-39 score can show. . . O rare event and thrill sublime Franklin High’s clocks run on time! Franklin—65, Woonsocket — 47 Charlie’s 25 points — our idea of heaven ! , . Songs, laughter, and an awful din As Oskey show rehearsals begin! To Charlie and Eddie went the Davis cup Two all-round boys on the up-and-up! The yearbook stafif shows signs of strain We hope we have not toiled in vain! [ 48 ] HERE N THERE A T FIRST seeing this snap, one would never realize how much sorrow Air Cadet Robert Crevo is hiding. He is at¬ tempting to conceal the pangs of pain which are assailing him. Few people realize what befell our dear senior chum. The following letter from the War Department relates the full story: “To Air Cadet Robert Crevo, 11142075, called into active service immediately fol¬ lowing his acceptance into the Air Corps, goes the Purple Heart and the Distin¬ guished Flying Cross for Meritorious achievement far beyond the call of duty. “Air Cadet Crevo, while fighting for the Yankees, was engaged by three Ger¬ man carrier pigeons. Crevo maneuvered his flying carpet magnificently, and with devastating blasts from his pea-shooter, proceeded to shoot two of the enemy from the sky. As the third pigeon slipped in behind him, he was forced to climb for altitude, going from 29 feet to 37.5 feet. One brilliant side-slip followed an¬ other until the pigeon got above Crevo, and immediately dropped two eggs on him. Both were direct hits ; Crevo exe¬ cuted a brilliant crash landing. “This action took place somewhere over the wilds of Shangri-La. In the crash, Crevo suffered the loss of both feet up to the ankle.” The picture above shows Crevo shortly after his return to Franklin. Gordon Wiggin is the acting “Good Samari¬ tan.” TN THE MIDST of her duties as school A nurse, Mrs. Nellie I. Saunders pauses a while to smile into the camera. As the instructor of our newly-organized Plome Nursing class, Mrs. Saunders has conducted it so successfully that it is one of the most popular and most en¬ thusiastically attended in the school. In addition to teaching Home Nursing, Mrs. Saunders is the familiar figure who peers into students’ ears, hair, and noses, as she checks on health conditions in the school. [ 49 ] Solid Geometry Class VERY SIX WEEKS at Franklin High School comes the day of reck¬ oning, i.e., the day report cards come out. The picture above is a graphic de¬ scription of the event from different points of view. Mrs. Crain, the villain- ess of the piece, is seen recording Gor¬ don Simmons’ mark. This is her day to shine, for she knows that with the strokes of her trusty pen she wields the deciding factor in the fates of her pu¬ pils for days to come. Although Gordon is a famed mathematician with a square circle to his credit, he waits with bated breath — no doubt wishing more had gone into his ears than went from (and into) his mouth during Solid Geom. class. TIT ERE WE SEE “Al” Bassignani as A A he leaves from school after a hard day’s work. His faithfully following females are kneeling in adoration just beyond the focus of the camera. He must have had a premonition of how this picture would turn out, for his clenched fist and sticking-out tongue denote an intention to walk right up and poke the cameraman in the nose. Nevertheless, there are two clues pointing to the fatal charm that makes women faint and strong men turn pale: (1) The dimple in his chin, one of his many bodily assets. (2) The lock of hair, which, falling over one eye, is strongly reminiscent of (sigh) Frank Sinatra. As Class Marshal, “Al” is continuing his career as a leader of men (and women). " Al " Bassignani [ 50 ] Mason, Swanbeck, Keefe, and Cugno p 0 THE MEMBERS of this group seem to be enjoying themselves? In reality they are an extremely un¬ happy lot! The truth of the matter is that they have run out of gas and Don¬ ald has, through some freak of circum¬ stance, misplaced his coupons (and isn’t that enough to create sorrow in itself?). Also the poor lad is tired, only his hair being able to stand up. Nancy and “Lil” are all in, and. therefore unable to go in search of gas; “Micky” has a twisted leg, hence can’t possibly be expected to bring in the “petrol.” And in case you think they are resting on the car you are wrong again ; they are holding it up. All four are smiling at Lady Luck and hop¬ ing she will return the compliment in the form of a bankroll and a C book. To top it all, it may rain and the velvet cush¬ ions in Donald’s car will get all wet . . . Varjian and Cornetta XTOU SEE BEFORE YOU a picture - ■ of Rose and “Tony,” supposedly col¬ laborating on the Oskey setting. But that implement of wood and metal in the young man’s hand is a hammer! He is striking the attractive miss firmly on the “crazy bone.” The smile that she’s flashing would indicate that she was en¬ joying the proceedings . . . and “Tony” seems to be also deriving much pleasure. At first this would seem unexplainable but on further consideration we realize that the two were voted as the boy and girl who did the most for Franklin High . . . perhaps they’ve done too much . . . to such an extent that it has, apparently, in some way affected the mental capa¬ bilities of the pair! I 51 | Front row. Varjian, Kennedy, Ribero, Masi, Cataldo, Roth Back row. Schluntz, Anderson, Burke, Jenest HONOR STUDENTS Commencement Day Honors Valedictorian — Evelyn Anne Masi Salulatorian — Priscilla Lillian Ribero 1 st Essay — Joan Patricia Cataldo 3rd Essay - 2nd Essay — Claire Kennedy 4th Essay Dorothy Rose Varjian - Martha Patricia Roth Class Day Honors Historian — Charles H. Jenest Class Will — Edward Schluntz Prophecy — Louis Joseph Marco Class Gifts —- Joan Elizabeth Burke Class Oration — Mary Patricia Anderson [52 1 CLASS OFFICERS President — Anthony E. Cornetta Secretary — Andrew E. Bissanti Vice President — Claire Kennedy Treasurer — Mary Patricia Anderson CLASS COLORS Maroon and Silver CLASS FLOWER American Beauty Rose CLASS MOTTO “Victory Shall Be Ours’’ MARSHAL Albert Bassignani COMMENCEMENT DAY HONORS 1st Essay - Znd Essay Valedictorian — Evelyn Anne Masi Salutatorian — Priscilla Lillian Ribero Joan Patricia Cataldo 3rd Essay — Dorothy Rose Varjian - Claiie Kennedy 4th Essay — Martha Patricia Roth CLASS DAY HONORS Historian — Charles H. Jenest Class Will — Edward Schluntz Prophecy — Louis Joseph Marco Class Gifts — Joan Elizabeth Burke Class Oration — Mary Patricia Anderson Cutest hoy Cutes t gir l Typical high school boy Typical high school girl Boy who did most for F. H. S, Girl who clid most for F. H. S. Favorite dance piece Favorite orchestra ' r ' - ' Wittiest hoy Wittigst girl Woman hater Man hater Favorite longing Kfeji L?h3- What F. H. S. n’eecs most What F. E. S. ne°ds least Favorite social event Rest all-round girl Rest all-round hoy Rest looking boy Best looking girl Best girl dancer Best boy dancer Favorite sport Most, popu 1 ar Freshman Most popular Sophomore Most popular Junior Most popular boy Most popular girl Most respected boy Most respected girl Best natured boy Best natured girl cooperation Best dressed boy Best dressed girl Rest Bov Athlete 1§§illL Mjpa imm r ■ , it ■ ost sociable girl Most sociable bov mM. i »i Mil rnrrl wr Tj CLASS HISTORY TIME: One cool, crisp, September morn in the year of our Lord One Thou¬ sand Nine Hundred Forty-one. PLACE: Franklin High School, Town¬ ship of Franklin, County of Norfolk, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. CHIEF CHARACTERS: We, the illus¬ trious graduating class. AIM : To obtain, through the medium of patient (and not so patient) teach¬ ers, a document entitled: “Diploma.” OBSTACLE: We were soon to discover many of these in our four years of study and social activities. SOLUTION: The presentation of this document to us on tomorrow, Com¬ mencement Day. CHAPTER I UR FIRST GLIMPSE of high school life came to us, on that crisp Sep¬ tember morn, when we were ushered into the auditorium. We were to receive our first message from the principal. The contents of this message were to convey to us the rules and regulations of the institution and what was expected of us as students. Our class member¬ ship at this point was ? ? ? ? ? We were no different from any other freshman class in our first few weeks. We pulled boners, entered wrong rooms, and in general were of no real value to the school. I hate to brag, but, incidentally, we were the first Freshman class to have class officers, so our weight must have been felt by the school. Those honored were: President, John Stello; Vice Pres¬ ident, Anthony Cornetta; Secretary, Historian Jenest Evelyn Masi; Treasurer, Daniel Lyons; Class Advisor, Mr. Fitzpatrick. CHAPTER II The first conversation to strike my ears as a Sophomore sounded thus : “Hey, George, why did the moron drive his car off the cliff?” “Now, how should I know?” replied his comrade. “Because he wanted to test his air brakes,” was the snappy comeback. Upon hearing this I thought, “Well, those boys’ minds have certainly ma¬ tured over the vacation, and it won’t be long before our class will be setting ex¬ amples for the school. The only real social function for our class this year was the St. Patrick’s Day Dance which we sponsored. It was en¬ joyed by all and contributed much to our class treasury. Class officers this year were as fol¬ lows : President, A. Cornetta ; Vice Pres¬ ident, A. Brunelli; Secretary, E. Masi; Treasurer, C. Jenest. There were many little things that took place during our Sophomore year but are hardly worth mentionino- here. Our second year passed without further adieu, and we looked forward to next year which was to contain many thrills and surprises. CHAPTER III Many changes were to confront us as we came back for our third year of high school life. The first, and most important, Avas the departure of Mr. Doherty, to accept a commission in the A.A.F. This was Uncle Sam’s gain and our loss, but Mr. Frazer took over and has done admir¬ ably. A box score of the incoming and de¬ parting teachers follows: 1. Miss Marrs for Mr. Colbert (Navy) ; 2. Miss Bailey for Mr. Fitzpatrick (Navy) ; 3. Miss Nichols for Mr. Hancock; 4. Mr. Walsh for Mr. Colbert’s athletics; 5. Mrs. Roth assumed Mr. Frazer’s teaching duties; 6. Mr. DePasqua rotated some subjects and took over those left by the departure of Mr. Abbott (Army). It took time to adapt ourselves to the changing situations, but all in all the fall and winter terms passed according to schedule. It wasn’t long before the Junior Prom rolled around. We had been waiting for this all year. The decorations were in step with the times, and although the United Nations didn’t come marching down Fifth Avenue, nevertheless they were all in review. It is always a spec¬ tacle to see the precision marching at this affair, and through the efforts of Miss Beane and Mr. Frazer it turned out to be a gala occasion. The balloting for class officers resulted thusly: President, A. Cornetta; Vice President, C. Kennedy; Secretary, E. Masi; Treasurer, P. Anderson. I wish, at this time, to thank, on be¬ half of the Senior class, Mr. DePasqua for accepting our nomination for Class Advisor. No one knows exactly how much Avork there is in an advisorship. Thanks again, Mr. DePasqua. It was during our Junior year that our boys started to make the headlines in sports contests. The names folloAving are those which appeared in the lineups of the varsity teams: Football — 1. De- Baggis, 2. Simmons, 3. Schluntz, 4. Cugno, 5. Hobbs, 6. Ray. Basketball — 1. Schluntz, 2. Anderson, 3. Jenest. Baseball — 1. Schluntz, 2. Simmons, 3. Jenest. As our Junior year passed, we realized that we had but one year left of our high school career. We were determined to put our utmost into the tasks we Avere to face next autumn. CHAPTER IV It was in September 1943 that Ave were to witness our last opening day exercises at Franklin High School. We began to realize that these Avere to be the best- years of our lives and that Ave must make them pay. Three neAV teachers greeted our eyes this season. They Avere: 1. Mrs. Crain for Miss Bailey; 2. Miss Riley for Miss Lindblad; 3. Mr. Pisini for Mr. Laundry. As soon as the school Avas settled and running smoothly, Ave elected the folloA r - ing to represent us this year: President, A. Cornetta ; Vice President, C. Kennedy ; Secretary, A. Bissanti; Treasurer, P. An¬ derson. The Senior Class Avas well represented in sports this year. The neAV uniforms Good Citizen Girl added much to the color of the team, and the Senior performers Avere: 1. “Tony” DeBaggis, 2. “Gordie” Simmons (Co- Captains), 3. “Pete” Brunelli, 4. “Pal” Bissanti, 5. “Eddie” Schluntz, 6. N. Muc- ciarone, 7. R. Mucciarone, 8. “Charlie” Jenest. Mary Picard Avas elected “Good Citi¬ zenship Girl” and received a trip to Bos¬ ton Avhere she mingled Avith all the othe Massachusetts “Good Citizenship Girls.” Those to win letters in basketball were: Schluntz, Anderson, DeBaggis, N. Mucciarone, Jenest. The annual Oskev show had, as a back¬ ground, a general store. It AA r as post¬ poned a Aveek this year, but this made it that much better. Everyone always has such a good time preparing for and putting on the Oskey, that it is really looked forward to by all. By this time, basebrdl season Avas Avell under Avay and Franklin had quite a feAV Anctories under its belt. Upholding the Senior tradition in this field Avere: “Ed¬ die” Schluntz, “Gordie” Simmons, “Bob” Mucciarone, “Charlie” Jenest. You have listened patiently Avhile I have delved into the past and reminisced about some of the highlights of our class. These deeds I have unfolded may seem very natural to you, but to us they are of the Superman type. Any resem¬ blance betAveen previous classes and ours is purely coincidental, as to our mind Ave are unique. — Charles Jenest [ 59 ] CLASS WILL IDE IT HEREBY RECORDED and understood that whereas: The class of One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty-four of Franklin High School, realizing that its departure from the Schluntz Preparing Will world of highest intellectual pursuits is at hand; and recognizing that said class, being of superior bright ness, of which it possesses an over-abundance, does hereby pronounce this document to he its final will and testament, and of its own free will does give and bequeath of its boundless estate as follows: TO THE FACULTY: To Miss DeBaggis — Six periods like this year’s fourth period English class. To Miss Wiggin — A detachment of Junior Police to keep order in her home room. To Mr. Stevens — A lie detector to use on his absentees. To Mr. Beane — An invitation to Tech Tourney. Next year’s team will really deserve the best. To Mr. Walsh and Mr. DePasqua — a bottle of hair tonic and a set of curlers. To the Remaining Members of the Faculty—-We extend our sincerest appreciation for the help and guid¬ ance offered to us in our years to¬ gether. TO THE JERKY JUNIORS: To Dot Lloy — A “C” gas ration book to help her get around. To Bob Accorsi — Sixty cents for a haircut. Bob is the musician in his class. To Henry Bartolomei — A gymnasium in his back yard so he can sharpen up for basketball next year. To Mike D’Angelo — A roll of lunch tickets so he’ll never go hungry. To Jerry Johnson — A scholarship to Dean Academy night school. To Danny Lyons — An interest in the B B diner to start him off in the lunchcart business. To Eddie Shaljian — A pic ture of Bet¬ ty Grable. This may change his mind about women. To the remaining Juniors — We leave the principal part of our estate. We leave to them the responsibility of upholding the dignity and statutes of Franklin High School just as we so nobly did. TO THE SILLY SOPHOMORES: To Audrey Brunelli and Sully Cugno — Mufflers to keep them quiet. To Danny Anderson — A bus ticket so he won’t have to travel so far to school. To Pete Bartelloni — A boat ride on Lake Pearl to keep up his interest in the Navy. To Anthony D’Amelio — A job as un¬ derstudy to Frank Sinatra. “Ouchie” certainly did a swell job in the Os- key show. To Nick Santoro — An account at L. J. Cataldo’s so that he will continue to be well-dressed. To the remaining Sophomores — A book entitled “How to Get Along Without Homework.” This may hel]i them in their last two years at F. H. S. [ 60 ] TO THE FICKLE FRESHMEN: To Viola Biscotti— A pair of stilts so that she won’t get a stiff neck from looking up at the tall boys. To Barbara Palladino — A record named “Danny Boy.” She just loves music (and Danny). To Enzo Bartelloni and Warren Pet¬ tit— Twin beds down at the alleys. They will move in as night watch¬ men. To Ray Ludwin — A “special chair” in the office. Ray is a special friend of Doc’s. To Billy Reilly —- Rubber bumpers for his father’s car. Bill just got his li¬ cense. To the remaining Freshmen — After¬ noon activities so that they’ll be home by the 9:00 o’clock curfew. In testimony whereof rve now make void all other wills and bequests, and in the presence of witnesses do declare this to be our last will and testament this twenty-first day of June in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hun¬ dred and Forty-four. President — Anthony Cornetta Vice President — Claire Kennedy We, whose names are hereunto sub¬ scribed, do certify the above named in our presence have declared this docu¬ ment to be their last will and testament and we affix our names thereto as wit¬ nesses of the execution thereof, this twenty-first day in the month of June in the year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty-four. Witnesses: Hugh R. Dumb Johnny Bing Bang The Swooner Scribe : Edward Schluntz " Danny " Anderson GLASS PROPHECY EUNICE ALDRICH — Peacemaker — Eunice was very quiet and peaceful during high school. DONALD ANDERSON — Chicken farm¬ er — Donald always went for the chickens in a big way. PATRICIA ANDERSON —Owner of a confectionery shoppe — Patsy was always very “sweet.” GEORGE ARCHER — Newspaper Edi¬ tor—He got his start on the Blue and White. JOSEPH AUSTIN — The man about town — Everyone knows Joe. GEORGE BARDOL—Professional bowl¬ er— He was always “on the ball.” ANDREW BISSANTI — Clown in a cir¬ cus — “Pal” could make anyone laugh at any time about any old thing. PAULINE BISSON—Artist — She is very good at drawing males. MARY BORRUSO —Owner of Public Cleansers — In her high school days, Mary worked there. ALBERT BRUNELLI — Scissor manu¬ facturer— “Pete” was always quite a cut-up. JOAN BURKE — Postmistress — She always keeps the males coming and going. Clairvoyant Marco JOAN CATALDO — Firecracker manu¬ facturer—-Joan is the noisiest girl in our class. ANTHONY CORNETTA—Garage Own¬ er — Tony started at Supple’s. ROBERT CREVO — Author — Bob’s latest book is “My Favorite Yankee.” MICHAEL CUGNO — Flier — “Mickey” always was “up in the air” about girls, math, or something. ELIZABETH DAGLIAN — Secretary — Betty helped at the office a lot dur¬ ing high school. ANTHONY DeBAGGIS —Fullback for Chicago Bears — Tony was pretty good on our high school team. VICTOR DeBAGGIS —Mule Dealer — He gets a great kick out of life. CLARA DeGREGORIO — Dressmaker Clara could always put you into stitches. MARIETTA DERAGON — Dressmaker — She was very handy with needle and thread. ALFRED D’ORAZIO —Colonel in the U. S. Army — Alfred earned the name of “Draftee” in High School. SHEILA DOW — Hostess at a canteen — Sheila could always entertain the boys on leave. ELIZABETH EASTMAN — Cowgirl — Betty could always give out with a western song. BRUNO FIORIO — Deep sea diver — Bruno always did want to be alone. ROBERT FITZPATRICK —Owner of a glue factory — When Bob said any¬ thing he stuck to it. ALBA FONTAINE — Short story writ¬ er— Alba got the idea from being so small. JOHN GALGANI —Soda Jerk — Ever been to Mason’s? ELINOR GARELICK — Orator — Eli¬ nor always had a wonderful speak¬ ing voice. ELEANOR GEROMINI — Comedienne — This wasn’t hard for Eleanor to achieve. NEVA HANCOCK —Girls’ athletic in¬ structor— Neva took a big part in girls’ sports. CHESTER HOBBS — Geometry teacher — Chet uses worms to prove various propositions. DAVID HOLMES — Dentist — Corp. Holmes is a wonderful “Yank.” JOHN HOLMES — Boss of an amuse¬ ment center — John is always an amusing fellow. CHARLES JENEST — Sports Commen¬ tator— We’re not surprised at this. Charlie always participated in sports in high school. ELINOR JOHNSON —Star in a Broad¬ way success — Elinor got her start in high school. LILYAN KEEFE-—-Victory gardener — Lil is planting a little of this and a little of that. She claims variety is the spice of life. CLAIRE KENNEDY — Secretary to Frank Sinatra—Claire has had her eye on this position for quite a while. MARY KENNEY, ROSE MOSCAR- DELLI, ROSE NASUTI — Elderly ladies’ companions — They were so quiet and gentle in their ways. FAYE LOCKE — Secretary — Faye worked down in the office during high school. DOROTHY MARGESON — Waitress — She got her start at Bartlett and Fales. EVELYN MASI — Head of “Information Please” — If there’s anything you wish to know, ask Evelyn. NANCY MASON — Artist — Her favor¬ ite pictures are “Swans.” MARJORIE MOORE —A blues singer with Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra —- Her listeners want to hear MORE from Margie. ADELINE MUCCIARONE — Priority Clerk — Now things come to her very easily. Pauline Bisson ANTOINETTE MUCCIARONE — Pro¬ fessional knitter — Antoinette learned about this at the Franklin Yarn. CAROLYN MUCCIARONE —Dancing instructor—-Carolyn was our best dancer at high school. EVELYN MUCCIARONE — Demon¬ strator for Helena Rubenstein — She certainly never runs out of lip¬ stick. ROBERT AND NORMAN MUCCIA¬ RONE— Workers on the same job — when one works the other doesn’t. No one knows the difference. DELIA NASUTI —Secretary at U. S. Rubber Co. — Delia wor ked at the U. S. Rubber during high school. CLARENCE NORCROSS — Admiral in Navy — Clarence certainly earned this rank. ANNA PAPAZIAN —Owner of a fun house — Anna herself is full of fun. ROBERT PASQLTNO — Machinist — Bob worked down at the Thom¬ son Press during high school. JANICE PETERSON—Pianist—Every¬ one knows of her ability at the key¬ board. MARY PICARD — Teacher — Calmness and understanding are the secrets of her success. JOSEPHINE PITASI — A Glamour Girl — judging from her informal snap. [ 63 ] JEANNETTE RANEY—Umbrella man¬ ufacturer — Although it isn’t “Ra¬ ney” now. ROBERT RAY — General in Marine Corps — Bob enlisted in the Marines before graduation from high school. New York Bound PRISCILLA RIBERO — First violin player in Stowkowski’s Symphony — She showed promise of this at high school. PATRICIA ROTH — Mathematician — Pat got very good marks in math at high school. RUTH SALAVEIUS — Owner of a fash¬ ion shop for ladies — Ruth got her start at W. T. Grant’s. MARIE SANTORO — First woman auc¬ tioneer in the U. S. — Can you imag¬ ine tiny Marie shouting? MARION SANTORO—Athletic instruc¬ tor — Marion was very good in sports at high school. EDWARD SCHLUNTZ—Our handsom¬ est boy — Eddie is now an under¬ study to a top movie star. RICHARD SEDERMAN — Barber — Richard had a lot of close shaves in high school. GORDON SIMMONS—Peanut sales¬ man — Gordon was always the “nuts.” RUTH SKLAR — An antique collector — She became interested in antiques after she married an aged million¬ aire. GUISTINO SOCCI —The next Harry James — We think Gus is pretty good at the trumpet. JEAN SOMMERS — Seamstress — Jean was Miss Riley’s right hand girl. RUTH SPENCER —President of a bot¬ tling company — She’s a “corker.” MARION STEWART—Marion is now a Stewart-ess on the American Air¬ lines. DONALD SWANBECK — Gambler — Donald was always willing to give you a break but then left you broke. HELEN THAYER —A Powers model — Need I say why? ROSE VARJIAN — Singer — Rose does wonders with a song. CLAIRE WILSON —Owner of a new car — I wonder what happened to the Ford. NELLA WILSON — Singer with an or¬ chestra— Although she didn’t sing in high school she got along pretty well with the orchestra members. LIDA WISE — Prophet — Although she isn’t “Wise” now. ELIZABETH WYLLIE — Artist — Bet¬ ty drew very well in high school. BETTY YOUNG — Beautician — Helps the girls keep young, but I’ll bet she isn’t “Young” any more. ZAKIE ZAKARIAN —Farmer —Zakie worked on his farm during his high school days. BETTY ZIMMERMAN — Model — Betty is our best looking girl at high school. GLASS GIFTS CLASS OF “44” HE FOLLOWING GIFTS are being given to you so that when you reach the ripe-ole age of eighty and sit smok¬ ing your stuffy pipe, or knitting some red undies, you will recall your happy days at F.H.S.! Before I begin, how¬ ever, I wish to extend my appreciation to Mr. I. No-Nothing and Mr. I. M. Dumb for helping me to decide what each and everyone of you is going to receive now — EUNICE ALDRICH A bright red coat so she won’t be as quiet as she was in school. DONALD ANDERSON Skeleton key — “Swede” always did “fit into” any situation. PATRICIA ANDERSON Scales — Pat has a certain “weigh” about her which pleases everyone. GEORGE ARCHER Picture of Betty Grable to inspire him onward in the artistic world. Don’t you think he’ll be a success?? JOSEPH AUSTIN Electric razor — Joe was always noted for his “close shaves.” GEORGE BARDOL Box of crackers so when he goes into the Navy, he’ll be a “salty” sailor. ANDREW BISSANTI Part ownership in Boston Art Museum — “Education above everything” is “Pal’s” motto. PAULINE BISSON A recipe book so she’ll always know “what’s cookin’.” MARY BORRUSO A pencil to go “write” on achieving her goal. ALBERT BRUNELLI War Stamp so he’ll never get on the wrong side of “de-fence.” JOAN CATALDO A tree so she won’t forget us when she “leaves.” ANTHONY CORNETTA To Tony, our class president for three years, I give a road map leading to the White House. ROBERT CREVO A one-way ticket to “Virginia.” MICHAEL CUGNO A chair, “Mickey,” to help you out in case you ever get “stood up.” ELIZABETH DAGLIAN Fruit bowl — Betty certainly is a “peach.” ANTHONY DeBAGGIS Horn — Tony always did a lot of “blowing.” VICTOR DeBAGGIS A couple of records to go with “Vic.” CLARA DeGREGORIO A ladder so she can get up in the world. MARIETTA DERAGON The moon to go with her “starry” eyes. ALFRED D’ORAZIO A doe because A1 is “deer” enough. SHEILA DOW A bear so she will go “fur” in her nurs¬ ing career. ELIZABETH EASTMAN A ranch so she can sing her favorite cowboy songs. BRUNO FIORIO A chimney just in case his pipe wears out, he will always have something that will smoke. ROBERT FITZPATRICK Lux flakes — Bobby was always seen bubbling over with good humor. ALBA FONTAINE A preserve closet—in which she may always keep her happy days at school. Burke At Work [ 65 ] JOHN GALGANI One dozen toll house — remember his nickname, “Cookie.” ELINOR GARELICK Box of tacks — Elinor usually got the point. ELEANOR GEROMINI I “GRANT” her a good “buy” and luck always. NEVA HANCOCK Helicopter — now you are sure, Neva, to go “straight up” to success. CHESTER HOBBS Horse — Chet is very “stable.” DAVID HOLMES Medal for respect and admiration he won during his years at F.H.S. JOHN HOLMES Cucumber to keep you cool, John. CHARLES JENEST Violin — Charlie has always been one to “string” you along. ELINOR JOHNSON Elastic band — Elinor is one of our “snappy” actresses. LILYAN KEEFE Ribbon to add to her collection of “beaux.” CLAIRE KENNEDY A hinge because she’s something to “a-door.” MARY KENNEY Rabbit’s foot — Mary is certain to have good luck in the future. FAYE LOCKE Session — She never had one. LOUIS MARCO Glove — Louis has been very “handy” at school and at Stop and Shop. “Chet” Hobbs DOROTHY MARGESON A soda fountain to carry on her work as a soda jerk. EVELYN MASI A tree — Evelyn’s knowledge “branch¬ es” to numerous fields. NANCY MASON A cork — nothing will “stop-er” from reaching the height of her ambition. MARJORIE MOORE Dice to start her “rolling” into a happy future. ROSE MOSCARDELLI Box of candy — good things come in small packages. ADELINE MUCCIARONE Piano so she will always have the “keys” to success. ANTOINETTE MUCCIARONE Jelly — never gets in a “jam.” CAROLYN MUCCIARONE Box of Spices — Carolyn likes variety. EVELYN MUCCIARONE Four leaf clover — may luck be yours. NORMAN MUCCIARONE Compass — now we know you’ll always be “on the beam.” ROBERT MUCCIARONE A game so you will never get out of a “playful” mood. DELIA NASUTI Eraser to help her out at her work at U. S. Rubber. ROSE NASUTI Gum — she is certain now to be “stuck” with good fortune. CLARENCE NORCROSS Writing paper so when he goes into the service he’ll have no excuse for not writing. ANNA PAPAZIAN Typewriter with which to begin her career. ROBERT PASQUINO The breeze because he’s in the “draft.” JANICE PETERSON Wood so Janice can get some “chords” out of it. MARY PICARD Ice cubes — so she never will be all hot and bothered. JOSEPHINE PITASI A ring so she’ll always have an en¬ gagement ! [ 66 ] JEANNETTE RANEY An umbrella as long as her name is “rainy.” ROBERT RAY All our good wishes for his success in the Marines. PRISCILLA RIBERO Pair of shoes — “de-Feet” will never come her way. PATRICIA ROTH A ghost — Pat’s nick-name has been “Spook.” RUTH SALAVEIUS Dirigible to rise to fame and fortune. MARIE SANTORO A book on “How to Overcome Shy¬ ness.” MARION SANTORO A potato. Now you’ll continue to have a good “eye” for the basket. EDWARD SCHLUNTZ A whisk-broom — Now. Eddie, you can give the girls the “brush off” when you please. RICHARD SEDERMAN A paper doll — need I =av more? GORDON SIMMONS Coffee — This may enable you to stay awake, Gordon. (Remember English?) RUTH SKLAR Kangaroo to get up in the world by “leaps and bounds.” GUISTINO SOCCI A harmonica in case your trumpet ever gets too heavy. JEAN SOMMERS A magnet so Jean can “draw” her way to success. RUTH SPENCER Chain. Ruth “linked in” with every¬ one. MARION STEWART An office. She certainly did well to keep things running smoothly at F.H.S. “Cookie,” The (Soda) Jerk DONALD SWANBECK Bat so he can “swing it.” HELEN THAYER A clothesline so if the Sandwich Shoppe ever burns down, she will have a place to “hang out.” ROSE VARJIAN Cabbage — What Rose attempted usu¬ ally came to a good head. CLAIRE WILS ON Coat. Claire is “suit”-able enough for us. NELLA WILSON Round trip ticket for a ride on the “Johnson” bus line. “Johnson” was always her favorite. LIDA WISE A pillow in “Case” you ever need help in the future. ELIZABETH WYLLIE Needle and thread, “sew” she will be famous. BETTY YOUNG A rabbit — or should I say “bunny”? ZAKIE ZAKARIAN Letter “B” which stands for bright¬ ness in school work. BETTY ZIMMERMAN Banana—Betty is very “a-peel-ing.”  CLASS ORATION Our Generation Looks into the Future " JV TORE TIME is given to thinking about the future today than ever before. Our national government is lay¬ ing plans for the homecoming of our soldiers; business men have a schedule for converting machines now producing Orator, " Pat” Anderson weapons for war to peace time produc¬ tion ; the men in the service are con¬ stantly thinking of home and what they are going to do after being discharged : most important of all, the members of the United Nations are formulating plans for lasting international peace. How far ahead is the student visualizing the fu¬ ture, and what does he find? While we should be interested enough to study preparations which the United States and Great Britain are now mak¬ ing for a pleasanter world in which to live, graduates must consider what part they will take in these blueprints. While we mark time until peace settles upon the earth once again, we must pre¬ pare to be ready when the time arrives for this generation to step into the gov¬ ernment. The answer to how far ahead the present day student is looking rests with the individual. Some see farther than others; some will be more suc¬ cessful than the rest. Casualties are a natural result of war, and this urgent need for nurses at pres¬ ent has provided many young women with a free professional training which will be of life-time value. The influx of wounded men will not cease when the Hitler machine has finally been sub¬ dued, but will create a constant need for well-trained nurses to care for these men who deserve the best we Americans at home can provide. This career of the times calls for at least two years of in¬ tensive training in a hospital. Here is an occupation to which one may return after years of retirement, and, after a short brushing up course, one can be just as efficient and useful as ever. The medical field is not over crowded, and many positions other than nursing are waiting for trained women. Usually after two years of specialized study in that branch of medicine one will be qualified to become a laboratory or X-ray technician. Teaching is a field filled, we know from twelve years’ experience, mainly by women. With the government planning to make education even more widespread in our country, and the tremendous task of re-educating the Germans and Japa¬ nese facing us later, there will be many opportunities for young women, espe¬ cially with a knowledge of foreign lan¬ guage and history. The German chil¬ dren have seen only one small viewpoint on all subjects. For the last 20 years, they have been taught that Germany is all things to all men, and the doctrine of racial superiority has been instilled firmly in their minds. They will not be receptive to instruction which contra¬ dicts everything they know. The task of re-education in foreign lands will de¬ mand not only a general knowledge of the language and customs of the peoples, but also an infinite amount of patience and tact. This should not be considered a task to be engaged in for only a few years, but for a lifetime. Four years of college are absolutely vital for anyone planning to do advanced teaching. The woman-secretary will always hold a place in business, and here an end in itself may lead to an administrative po¬ sition. The more general background and a knowledge of the concern by whom she is employed will determine future  success. The girl with a flair for busi¬ ness equipped with merely a high school education and plenty of the right type of experience may have as much success as the college-trained girl. Presented above are just three main fields of endeavor in which women domi¬ nate and will continue to dominate. Our aim should be to prepare now, so that when we can say “Business as usual,” our generation can just step into good positions. Not being old enough to have had much practical experience, our lack in that respect should be replaced with formal training. Anyone who won’t grasp the opportunities open to her now will probably never again have the chance. The amount of success attained remains strictly up to the individual. Now our attention is focused on the real bread-winners of tomorrow. Dis¬ cussion of the possibilities for young men will be necessarily brief, not because of a limited future — quite the contrary — but because most of our manpower is in the military service, with little time for other pursuits. A sufficient educa¬ tion is offered by our government for the acquiring of many trades, as useful later to the individual as to the govern¬ ment now. Aviation has come into its own with the war, and most of the em¬ ployees for new air-lines will be drawn from those men in the air force who still enjoy air flight after combat. American engineers will be called upon to help in the actual rebuilding of demolished cities of Europe and Asia. Plastics constitute an entirely new field in industry. Gov¬ ernment agencies, embassies, and busi¬ ness enterprises dealing in foreign trade will depend upon skilled linguists. The government may possibly send qualified young men into college upon their home¬ coming. The need for higher education has been impressed in the minds of many service men, who now realize the advan¬ tage of a college training and will be grateful for such an opportunity. The young men assembled here and all over the country are on the eve of departure from boyhood into manhood. As one song expresse s it, “The Army WILL make a man out of you.” There is little similarity between the pre-war college freshman and a boy of the same age who has completed a year of military training. Battle experience alone does not account for this transformation. Ra¬ ther it is the result of association with every type of one’s fellow men. Good, bad, and indifferent are all united for a common purpose. The reason our el¬ ders take such superior attitudes is that they have lived for more than twenty years in a community where daily asso¬ ciation has taught them a great deal about life. Theirs is a clear perspective. Some incidents which have appeared very important to us have not bothered our parents in the least, and their ex¬ planation usually consists of telling us “You’ll find out when you grow older.” Age isn’t so important as experience and responsibility, both of which young men the world over are gaining. When these men do return, they will see life clearly and see it whole. These men will still possess the intangible ideals of youth, but they will also be ready to face stark reality. With all the horrible results of war, some good does accompany the rest. The United States will be a nation of better people for possessing millions of returned veterans who have traversed the globe, reaching into every corner to find a com¬ plete understanding of the nations of the earth and to spread our own Amer¬ ican ideals and ideas that they on for¬ eign soil may know and understand. Suspicion and intolerance follow ig¬ norance ; without international under¬ standing. world-wide unity and peace are impossible. It is the responsibility of this gen¬ eration to see that our country, at least, will do her utmost to acquaint herself with other lands across the sea, and in that way do our part toward greater world freedom. To make these ideals become realities, each young American should stand by this pledge, given by our first great in¬ ternationalist, Theodore Roosevelt, in 1910. “I am ready and eager to do my part, so far as I am able in helping solve prob¬ lems which must be solved if we of this, the greatest democratic republic on which the sun has ever shone, are to see its destinies rise to the high level of our hopes and its opportunities.” — Patricia Anderson [ 69 ] ONE OF THE FINEST ATHLETES IN FH.S-HIS¬ TORY. ANTHONY DeBAGGIS. THE FOLLOWING CHAR¬ ACTERISTICS SELECTED FROn THE GIRLS OF THE CLASS OF 1944 WOULD PRO¬ VIDE, WITHOUT DOUBT THE IDEAL GIRL. HAIR...CLAIRE KENNEDY EYES BETTE ZIMMERMAN FACE..BETTE ZIMMERMAN COMPLETION. B. 2 ' MM ' flO ' N FIGURE...MECCA WILSON LEGS....HELENE THAYER PERSONALITYE. GRRELICtt ipr ■ ' 7 ' [ 1 F.H.S. MEN POPULAR rWITH J.C. GIRLS LAY that »mtoi... SENIOR GIRLS ENTERTAIN SINATRA I THE BLUE AND UNITE ' S HIGH-SCORING FORWARD, " CHARLIE " JCNCST. THE IDEAL BOY, Cltt£ _ wise acohposite or eas. semiops, should neer WITH THE APPROVAL OF ALL (GlffLS). HAIP EDWftflD 5CHCUNTZ LOUIS fOARCO PACe.. . CDWAfiD SCHCUNTZ UPPCfl BODY.. A.DeSAGGIS legs... cHAfices jewesT ATHCC TIC ALLY... JCNCST PCRSONACI T Y... L. OAflCO NEW RULE : " ALL STUDENTS IN CORRI- GORDON SIMMONS IN HIS FAMILIAR FOOTBALL POSE. - I --- -- Rev. George Gray RELIGION f N OCTOBER 19, 1943. classes in re- ligion were introduced into the high school. A ruling of the State Legisla¬ ture, providing for one hour of the school week to be set aside for religious in¬ struction, paved the way for this new practice. Accordingly, the period from 10:20 to 11 :20 of each Tuesday morning is de¬ voted to religious leaching. Catholic students proceed to St. Mary’s Church, where they are under the tutelage of Rev. George Gray. Pupils of Protestant denominations have been divided into four sections — freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior groups. Rev. Holger N. Schluntz conducts the senior class, Rev. Trueman J. Menadue the junior class, while Rev. Warren G. Hunt has charge of the sophomores and Rev. Gor¬ don C. Capen supervises the freshmen. The instructors of these classes are to be commended for the interest and zeal which they have displayed in their work. Pupils have responded whole-heartedly to this religious instruction, which has fulfilled its purpose of bringing the youth of today closer to humanitarian doctrines and of making them better members of their churches. Rev. Gordon Capen. Rev. Warren Hunt, Rev. Holger Schluntz, Rev. Trueman Menadue FOOTBALL ' T ' HIS YEAR, the Franklin gridironers played what could be termed a spas¬ modic game. Coach “Hack” Walsh had a team comprised of a mixture of ex- Hopkinton Game perienced and inexperienced ball players. Through the perserverance of Mr. Walsh and Athletic Director Henri Beane, a sum of $1600 was appropri¬ ated to the Athletic Association for equipment. The football team opened the season sporting flashy new uniforms consisting of blue and white jerseys, khaki pants, new pads, and shoes. Co-captains Tony DeBaggis and Gor¬ don Simmons led the small squad this season. The former was really the main¬ stay of the team, calling signals, carry¬ ing the pigskin half the time, and doing his share of the passing . . . not to men¬ tion his defensive playing. The season opened with Mansfield early in October. Mansfield pushed across the only touchdown, in the final period, to defeat a Blue and White team suffering from early season jitters. The following Saturday found us op¬ posing our bitter rival, Medway. Frank¬ lin threatened to run away with that game from the opening whistle. How¬ ever, their offense stalled throughout the encounter. Co-captain DeBaggis’ 50- yard run, during the third period, was the best of the season and it practically assured us the victory. Bassignani’s pass to half-back, Charlie Jenest, accounted for the game-winning point. The “mighty” continued to be upset on the following Saturday as a highly- favored Dean Academy club fell prey to an 8-0 setback at the hands of a smaller Franklin aggregation. Coach Walsh’s hard-charging line reached its peak in this battle as it pushed Monroe and com¬ pany all over Grant Field, rendering it relatively simple for Johnson and DeBag¬ gis to rip to shreds the remainder of the opposition. Again it was DeBaggis who racked up the touchdown. Headed by Brunelli and D’Angelo, the whole Franklin forward wall stormed Front rout: D ' Amelio, Martello, Cugno, Jenest, Sc hluntz, Simmons, DeBaggis, D’Angelo, Bar- telloni, Ray, Staniscia, Brunelli Back row: Walsh, Bartolomei, Johnson, Mucciarone, MacCormick, Bassignani, Bartelloni, McDonald, Bissanti, Potenza, Dacey, Mucciarone, Keefe, Mucciarone, Stutman in on Thomas, who was attempting to kick out of his end zone, to account for the final two points of the rain-soaked game. But a different tale remains concern¬ ing the game at Northbridge. An out¬ weighed, out-classed, out-reserved, but hardly out-fought Franklin team took the field in a hopeless attempt. Whereas the local’s line averaged 158 pounds, the Northbridge line hit a nifty 195-pound average. Many think that Franklin played its best game of the season that memorable afternoon, even though they were working without the services of Co-captain Anthony DeBaggis and de¬ spite the fact that the score went 25 for Northbridge and 0 for the Blue and White. A Franklin team still working under the jinx of the Northbridge engagement, came from behind in the final canto to tie up an enlivened Foxboro eleven on the following Saturday afternoon. The score was 13-13. DeBaggis came into that game to play for the first time in two weeks. With his return came the injury, a broken nose, to the other Co-captain, Gordon Simmons. The injury jinx continued to taunt us in the North Attleboro tilt. Having a comfortable 7-0 lead after five minutes of play, D’Angelo and Johnson were sidelined with knee injuries. Our tra¬ ditional rivals went on to score twice and to win by a one touchdown margin. DeBaggis and Simmons We all consider the season past a suc¬ cessful one and we look forward to an even more successful team next year, with Co-captains A1 Bassignani and Jerry Johnson sparking the experienced team ! The squad: Ends — Peter Bartelloni, Donald Mac- Cormack, Robert Mucciarone, George Archer, William Riley, and Enzo Bar¬ telloni. Tackles — Albert Brunelli, Edward Schluntz, Larry Martello, Robert Stut- man, and C. Geromini. Guards — Sully Cugno, “Pike” D’An¬ gelo, James Staniscia, William Cornetta. Centers—-Co-captain Gordon Simmons and Norman Mucciarone. Backs —- Co-captain Anthony DeBag¬ gis, Charles Jenest, Albert Bassignani, Jerry Johnson, and Andrew Bissanti. Sweater Boys BASKETBALL (Varsity) T ' VURING THE SEASON OF ’41-42 Franklin had one of its greatest quintets, going undefeated in a season of 20 games. That year its second team Awarding of Davis Cup was also tops, losing but one; and on the basis of that junior varsity record, Coach Henri Beane and others were looking forward to another highly suc¬ cessful year in 1943-44. But then, misfortune after misfortune occurred, and our hopes were deflated. Joe Carr, our captain and three-year veteran, enlisted in the Marine Corps. Also in 1942, Mr. Howard Abbott, as¬ sistant coach, joined the Army, forcing all coaching responsibilities on the shoul¬ ders of Mr. Beane. We opened against Blackstone, the re- Front row. Lyons, Bassignani, Jenest, Schluntz, DeBaggis, Anderson Back row. D’Amelio, Apalakian, Mucciarone, Eknaian, Coach Beane suit being a 34-8 victory. Charlie Jenest missed that game because of an elbow injury carried over from the football sea¬ son. The next two games were defeats for the Beanemen, the first at the hands of Woonsocket, the second by Mount St. Charles. The Mount game proved to be one of the best of the season. The lead changed hands continually with the Rhode Island team wresting victory in the last ten seconds, 36-35. A sprained ankle kept A1 Bassignani on the bench throughout this and the following game. During the Christmas vacation the Blue and White team out-fought an Alumni quintet composed of servicemen by a 43-30 score. The next game saw Charlie Jenest set¬ ting the pace in an easy 38-26 win over Foxboro. Minus the services of “Butch” Saster and Peter Bartelloni, the locals were outclassed on Norwood’s tricky floor. However, the next four games introduced a towering defensive player in the per¬ son of Tony DeBaggis. Paced by “Clark Sq.” Jenest, Edward Schluntz, and Fred Saster, Franklin racked up four straight victories. In quick succession, diminu¬ tive Blackstone, Norfolk Aggie, power¬ ful Norwood, and speedy Milford fell before the offensive strength of Franklin. It was at this time that Fred Saster discontinued his studies at Franklin and ■f, ■ 1 iKl ' jiigs R iMm Er I wA L r- k ' R . • H W; JED also the time that Pete Bartelloni, be¬ cause of an agitation to a football injury, was forced to give up basketball for the remainder of the season. To help fill the vacancy, Henry Eknaian was im¬ mediately brought up from the junior varsity squad. The now over-confident Franklin team was upset by Mount St. Charles and an underestimated North Attleboro squad, each in, return engagements. Coach Beane, as a rest for the team, took the boys to witness the Rhode Is¬ land State-Northeastern University tilt. Prompted by the style of play exhibited in this game, Franklin developed a new offense, which was responsible for an¬ other string of four straight victories against the best in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Class B competition. Most notable of those victories were the Nor¬ folk Aggie game ... 36 points for Al¬ bert Bassignani, the hotly contested Mil¬ ford engagement. A walkaway with Mansfield and the breather with Woon¬ socket rounded out the four. Completing the season we lost to the Tech Tourney-famed Fexington five and then triumphed over our ancient grid¬ iron rival, Walpole, the latter in a benefit game. Our season’s record was 14 wins as against 7 defeats, a far better-than- average account. Heading point collectors were: Jenest, 246; Bassignani, 238; Anderson 107; Schluntz, 105. Foxboro Lineup This year for the first time a cup was given to the player deemed most valu¬ able to the club. This cup is presented by the family of the late Harry Davis. However, the committee ran into diffi¬ culties when they attempted to decide upon this year’s outstanding courtman. It finally concluded to award the cup jointly to the falacious forward, Charlie Jenest and the club’s stalwart on the defense, Eddie Schluntz. The Davis Cup, a token of honor and of appreciation, will be presented each year. Members of the varsity team included Charles Jenest, Edward Schluntz, Don¬ ald Anderson, Albert Bassignani, An¬ thony DeBaggis, Daniel Lyons, Fred Saster, Norman Mucciarone, Peter Bar- Charles Jenest Mansfield Jump THE JAYVEES telloni, Henry Eknaian, and Richard Ap- Foxboro . 56-22 alakian. North Attleboro . 23-43 The schedule and results of the var- Norfolk Aggie . 56-33 sity club are as follows: Milford . 48-44 Blackstone. . 34-8 Mansfield . 44-29 Woonsocket . . 24-55 Woonsocket . 65-47 Lexington . 26-44 Mansfield.43-25 Walpole . 48-30 Edward Schluntz Mount St. Charles.35-36 Alumni .43-30 Foxboro.39-26 Norwood 27-48 Blackstone . 45-29 North Attleboro . 57-39 Norfolk Aggie.40-15 Norwood . 43-27 Milford . 44-47 Mount St. Charles . 30-47 Front row: Wiggin, MacCormick, McDonald, Cugno, Back row: D ' Amelio, Mucciarone. Bishop, Beane. JUNIOR VARSITY ROBABLY a little more successful in the record book was the second team, although the competition did not run as high. The second team boys played enthusi¬ astically and progressed rapidly under the supervision of Mr. Beane. We’re looking forward to another very suc¬ cessful varsity team when they take over next season. They should meet with un¬ usual success as they have not only out¬ standing natural abilities but plenty of “class” in addition ... a feature which makes for calm confidence. Their unexcelled record is 20 wins in 21 starts; they lost a close one early in the season to the Milford J.V.’s. The Junior Varsity squad consisted of Jim McDonald, Henry Bartelomei, Rich¬ ard Apalakian, “Sully” Cugno, Gordon Wiggin, Norman Mucciarone, Henry Ek¬ naian, Donald McCormack, and Enzo Bartelloni. BASEBALL T_TANDICAPPED by a lack of veter- A A ans, Coach James Walsh did a splen¬ did job in developing a team to take the field against such worthy opponents as North Attleboro, Medway, Northbridge, and Foxboro, among others. Early in April, candidates for the nine reported for practice in the gym, mainly because of poor weather conditions and as an opportunity to loosen up their arms. One of Coach Walsh ' s toughest prob¬ lems was developing an effective pitch¬ ing staff. Here he employed the services of Danny Lyons, Charles Jenest, Henry Bartolomei, and Charles McNally. Norman Bishop, an untried sophomore, was teamed with Alfred Pecci and Gor¬ don Simmons in the outfield, while Rob¬ ert Mucciarone took over behind the plate, there to prove not only a fine handler of pitchers but also a power¬ house at the bat. Of little worry was Mr. Walsh’s “mil- lion-dollar infield.” This consisted of the lanky A1 Bassignani at first, Eddie Schluntz at second base, Charlie Jenest holding down the keystone sack, and the diminutive Jimmy McDonald at short, the last three all being veterans. Players on the team included; Pitchers — Lyons, Bartolomei, Mc¬ Nally; Catchers — Mucciarone, Delfino; Infielders—Bassignani, Schluntz, Jenest, Captain Jenest McDonald, Stutman, Anderson; Out¬ fielders— Pecci, Simmons, Bishop, Kear¬ ney. Schedule: F O April 28 N. Attleboro at Franklin 15-6 May 2 Mansfield at Franklin 6-5 May 5 Northbridge at Northbridge 7-8 May 12 N. Attleboro at N. Attleboro 11-4 May 19 Medway at Medway 8-2 May 23 Foxboro at Franklin 21-10 May 25 Medway at Franklin 13-2 May 27 Dean Academy at Dean 4-2 June 2 Northbridge at Franklin June 6 Mansfield at Mansfield June 9 Foxboro at Foxboro Front row : Lyons, Bassignani, Schluntz, Bartolomei, Pecci, McNally, Edmunds, Bederian Back row : Walsh, McDonald, Dunnebier, Delfino, Bishop, Jenest, Simmons, Mucciarone, An¬ derson, Kearney, Stutman GIRLS’ SPORTS r T ' HIS YEAR girls’ sports have been intramural. This system gives ev¬ ery girl who enjoys participating in sports a chance to play any game she Badminton Champs wishes. Miss Beane also gave a course in physical fitness. The point system is still in use. This gives each girl an opportunity to earn her numerals, letters, star, and emblem for taking part in volleyball, basketball, badminton, and softball. Points were given for perfect posture. Each sport is credited with the follow¬ ing points: Volleyball 20, Basketball 30, Badmin¬ ton 20, Softball 30, Posture 30. To earn her points a girl must take part in a definite amount of games played in any sport. The following are the to¬ tal points necessary for various awards: Numerals 100 points, Letter 170 points, Star 200 points, Emblem 300 points. The points are accumulated from year to year so that each girl has an oppor¬ tunity to earn the highest award possible. The Senior girls won the basketball tournament with the Junior team as runners-up. The Seniors played Wren- tham High, and the women teachers. The girls won one game from each of these teams. Badminton and softball tournaments were played to the end of the year. Basketball Volleyball Softball 7 CHEERLEADERS " pHE CHEERLEADING SQUAD in our Senior year was comprised of three members of our class and three underclassmen. Claire Kennedy, Joan Cataldo, and Joan Burke represented us at every game. Shirley Healey ’45. Joan Martin ’46, and Audrey Brunelli ’46 also helped spur the teams on to victory many a time. We’ll remember these praiseworthy girls, for they have done a fine job of supporting F.H.S. boys both at home and out-of-town games. Our teams appreciated the “locomotives” of the student body when they were faced with a tough opponent. Next year when a different squad leads the cheering on the field or in the gym, a few of their actions may be re¬ sults of the originality of Claire, Joan, and Burkie, responsible for many novel cheers. The “snappy six’’ spent much time practicing and they certainly gave some successful performances. Front row: Brunelli, Martin, Healey Back row: Cataldo, Kennedy. Burke Front row. Bianchini, Ribero, Revell, Rich, Garelick, Cook Back row: Yankee, Johnson, Socci, McNally, Cadoret, Cook, Stevens ORCHESTRA ' X7TTH MR. STEVENS supervising them, the members of the High School Orchestra enjoyed meeting each week to combine their talents. That harmony emanating from the auditorium each Wednesday after school was the result of their hours of rehearsing. Johnny McNally managed the orchestra and was present when they assembled each week. Our class boasted two of its members as outstanding musicians in the orchestra. Priscilla Ribero has played violin for the school since she was a Freshman . . . and very well, too. “Gus” Socci has also entertained with solo selections during assemblies throughout his school days. Our class will long remember their pal who p layed a “hot” trumpet! The complete membership and list of instruments are as follows: Violins: Madelyn Cook, Donald Cook, Priscilla Ribero. Piano: Janet Garelick, Claire Revell. Saxophone: Jerry John¬ son. Trumpets: Guistino Socci, Robert Yankee. Trombone: Frances Rich. Drums: Jerry Cadoret. [ 83 ] Front row : J. Spencer, M. Cotellesso. B. Peterson, V. Biscotti, F. Rich, M. Cook, G. Foss Back row. Mrs. Riley, N. Hancock. P. Ribero, J. Peterson, V. Santoro, P. Fontaine GLEE CLUB TN SEPTEMBER, when first organ- ized, the Glee Club was large. Due to the surplus of jobs and the exuber¬ ance brought about by the war, many girls found work and could no longer attend rehearsals. Those who remained, met each Mon¬ day afternoon and enjoyed group singing under the direction of Mrs. Riley. The pianist of the Glee Club for the past four years has been Janice Peterson, known for her talent in accompanying singers at school affairs as well as performing at outside public functions. Two other members of our class — Priscilla Ribero and Neva Hancock — helped to support the chorus with their fine voices. They both added much to the Oskey shows. Ordinarily, the Glee Club is a large or¬ ganization and it is expected that next year it will be considerably larger, since the underclassmen were in the majority during the school year of 1943 and 1944. Other than the Senior members men¬ tioned, there are the following singers in the club: Frances Rich, Virginia Santoro, Viola Biscotti, Jeannette Santoro, Ger¬ trude Foss, Barbara Peterson, Pauline Fontaine, Jeannette Spencer, Madeline Cook. | 84] BLUE AND WHITE XTHEN WE WERE SENIORS, Mr. ’ ’ Beane took over the Blue and White and did a grand job with the help of Miss Wiggin, Co-Advisor. A club was formed as well as a staff alone, and soon bright blue and gold pins were seen pinned on the collars of the mem¬ bers. Instead of the usual mimeographed copy, the Blue and White magazine was printed. The staff was enlarged and no longer consisted of only business stu¬ dents. Three publications were sold during the school year, and the student body enjoyed each issue. Although all those serving on the staff did their work well, there were two outstanding Senior fig¬ ures. Rose Varjian, Editor-in-Chief, spent many hours assembling and revis¬ ing material at publishing time, and George Archer did a swell job on ads as well as drawing Franklin High School’s first seal for the magazine cover. The complete staff is: Editor-in-Chief — Rose Varjian; Associate Editor — Nancy Mason ; Literary Editor — Eve¬ lyn Masi; Business Manager — George Archer; Boys’ Athletics — Gerald John¬ son; Girls’ Athletics — Joan Cataldo ; Social Editor — Joan Burke; Humor — Janet Garelick ; Art — George Archer; Faculty Advisor—Mr. Henri Beane, Miss Alice Wiggin; Treasurer — Elinor Garelick ; Social Chairman—Sheila Dow ; Class Reporters : Senior — Ruth Spen¬ cer, Junior—Charles Mitchell, Sopho¬ more— Kathleen Mather, Freshman — Anne Lyons. General Members: Patricia Anderson, Elizabeth Daglian, Eleanor Geromini, Claire Kennedy, Marjorie Moore, Caro¬ lyn Mucciarone, Anna Papazian, James Proulx, Priscilla Ribero, Donald Swan- beck, Marion Stewart, Nella Wilson, Bette Zimmerman. Front row: Burke, Kennedy, Garelick, Masi, Wilson, Cataldo Middle row: Spencer, Stewart, Daglian, Papazian, Varjian, Moore, Zimmerman, Anderson Back row: Beane, Archer, Johnson, Swanbeck, Ribero, Mason, Lyons, Mather, Geromini, Garelick, Wiggin WAR SAVINGS STAMPS TN OCTOBER, 1943, David Holmes was ■ elected chairman of the War Savings Committee. He devoted much time and effort to this work, and as a result, the sales of War Stamps and Bonds in¬ creased.. For a school year and a half, David headed the committee and kept all records. When he left us to join the Army, Marjorie Moore took over his work and did equally well in managing affairs. Each home room elected a captain and a co-captain to collect money and take orders for stamps three times each week. An assembly was given by a few pu¬ pils who stressed the importance of in¬ vesting in this savings institute. By the end of our Senior year, Frank¬ lin High School boasted exceedingly large sales, and we were proud of help¬ ing the war effort. The following is a complete list of the War Savings Com¬ mittee representing all the home rooms in the school. Rm. Captain 101 Joan Loose 102 Florence Homer 103 Mary Borruso 109 Charles Anderson 111 Elinor Garelick 112 Dorothy Cochran 114 Albert Palumbo 203 Robert Stutman 209 Horace Mazzone 210 Joe Brown 211 Claire Revell 212 Dorothy Lloy 214 Claire Wilson Co-captain Phyllis Jenkins Charles Mitchell Richard Sederman John McNally Patricia Anderson Jeremiah Dacey Jeannette Spencer Tom Morrissey William Dunnebier Margaret Chisholm Bette Younv Front row : Spencer, Cochran, Loose. Wilson, Jenkins Second row: Borruso, Young, Garelick, Moore, Anderson, Revell, Homer Back row: Palumbo, McNally, Brown, Dacey, Sederman, Vignone, Anderson, Morrissey, Mazzone Front row. Deragon, Mason, Stewart, Sederman Back row. Bullukian, Salaveius, Locke, Papazian. Margeson, Daglian, Varjian COMMERCIAL CLUB U NDER THE capable leadership of Miss Bullukian, the Commercial Club — exclusively for Seniors — once more attained its goal, the presentation of the annual Commercial Club Scholar¬ ship. The officers of the organization are: Marion Stewart, President; Marietta Deragon, Vice-President; Nancy Mason, Secretary; Richard Sederman, Treasurer. Beginning in September, 1943, the small but active membership enjoyed a private bowling meet as well as presenting at school a Thanksgiving dance. The gym, flooded with the music of the Melodians, had a crowd of students enjoying the “jiving” and refreshments to the utmost. At noon one day in February, fudg:e was sold. The pupils patronized the Commercial Club candy sellers and helped the Scholarship Fund. General members are: Rose Varjian, Dorothy Margeson, Faye Locke, Ruth Salaveius, Anna Papazian, Betty Dag¬ lian. Jeannette and Nicky “YE OLD OSKEY STORE” HE ANNUAL OSKEY SHOW was presented this year by the Senior Class on May fourth and fifth at the Franklin High School Auditorium. The background was an old general store which had everything from soup to nuts ! Due to our talented Seniors and under¬ classmen, our production was a complete success with the house full both nights. This would not have been possible had it not been under the co-direction of Mrs. Shirley Long, Emmons St. of this town and Charles F. Frazer, Principal, both of whom gave their time liberally to our show. We wish to take this op¬ portunity to thank them for the patience they have had with us and our show. “Pal” Bissanti, on stage throughout the performance, did an excellent job of acting, singing, dancing, and imitating. Oskey Show Cast Ruth Spencer, Janice Peterson, Pris¬ cilla Ribero, Andrew Bissanti, Anthony Cornetta, and George Archer were mem¬ bers of the committee. The chairman, Mary Picard, who put in much time and effort on the production, deserves praise for its success. Her work was to head the writing and decorating of the com¬ plete show. The members of the com¬ mittee, too, deserve credit for the hours they spent on our behalf. For the first time in the history of the school, “The Oskey” was presented for a third night due to the large number of people turned away from the second showing. We really did enjoy putting on this show for the public, and from all ap¬ pearances, they enjoyed it, too! Good luck to the classes in the future with their Oskey shows ! 1 4 4 Illlllllllllllll!lllll!lllllllllllll!lllll!ll!ll!ll!llll!ll!lllll!ll!lllllllllllllllllll!llllllll!lllll!llllllllllllll!lllllllllllllill!lllll!llllllllllllllllllllll!lllll!lllll!ll!llllllll BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1944 (Elu ' Ahams Stitfrui Photographs That Please 40 Main Street Franklin, Massachusetts Member National Association of Photo graphers llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!ll!llll!llllllllllllllll!llllllli!llll!!llllll!ll!lllllll!llllllllllllllll!llllllllllllllllliy THE SENTINEL PRESS, INC. 15 - 17 East Central Street FRANKLIN, MASS. ★ Printers of THE OSKEY and other fine publications MORSE THEATRE Best Wishes to the Graduating Class of 1944 JAMES M. AUSTIN WALTER E. MITCHELL House Manager Managing Director PATRICIA ANDERSON Cashier HOW TO MAKE YOUR FUTURE SECURE • Whatever your plans for the future may be, you will always have a feeling of security if you have had thorough secretarial training. A good secretary is always in demand. Last year, place¬ ment calls for Fisher girls were greatly in excess of available graduates. • For 41 years New England has recognized the Fisher School as a center for superior secretarial training. At either the fine old residence over¬ looking the Charles River, which is the Boston School, or in the homelike atmosphere of the Winter Hill School, Fisher courses combine cul¬ tural and technical subjects. In an academic atmosphere, young women quickly learn secretarial skills. Catalog on request. w£ FI$HER scHoot 118 Beacon Street BOSTON 16, MASS. 374 Broadway WINTER HILL 45, MASS. GARELIGK BROS. FARMS Franklin, Mass. Producers of Quality Dairy Products Try Our Homogenized Milk C ongratulations Graduates . . . . . . and best wishes for success in all your future endeavors! The knowledge you have, when rightly applied, can open the door to prosperity, contentment and happiness. And, as you acquire additional knowledge through practical experience, may it please you to depend more and more upon my loyal support and assistance in whatever you do or wherever you may be — in home, office, shop, farm or factory, Reddy Kilowatt YOUR ELECTRIC SERVANT UNION LIGHTS POWER CO. Compliments of NATIONAL WADDING CO., INC. CITY MILLS, MASS. The Benjamin Franklin Compliments ■ Savings Bank of Dean Ave. Franklin, Mass. A Mutual Saving’s Institution Since 1871 L. J. Gataldo Go. BUY UNITED STATES WAR BONDS AND STAMPS Stores of Confidence FRANKLIN and FOXBORO Compliments of Norfolk County Trust Compliments Company of Member Federal Reserve System Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation George E. Cody Franklin, Mass. Supple Motors Inc. Compliments Hudson - Oldsmobile - G.M.C. Trucks of Sales - Service Franklin Yarn Co. Franklin, Mass. Tel. 9 Compliments of DeBaggis D’Errico Go. “Mitygud Bakers” 37 Ruggles St. 10 Main St. Tel. 460 Tel. 762 Franklin, Mass. Compliments of Clark, Cutler McDermott Co. J. Richard O’Neil Co. Dean Acade my the Ultra in Class Rings and 218 Franklin St., Cambridge, Mass. Junior College Compliments Compliments of of H. BULLUKIAN SONS SAXON MILLS 2 E. Central St. Franklin, Mass. Franklin, Mass. Compliments of Compliments of FRANKLIN LUMBER CO. ERNEST B. PARMENTER Paint - Hardware - Cement Estimates Cheerfully Furnished Poultry Breeders Phone 710-711 Franklin, Mass. 466 King St. Franklin, Mass. Compliments Compliments of of YOUNG’S SERVICE STATION A. C. DANA SON 10 West Central St. Pharmacists Tel. 8593 Franklin, Mass. Compliments Compliments of of D’ANIELLO’S SIMMONS MOTORS Sales - Service GROCERY - PACKAGE Towing STORE 9 Summer Street. Tel. 34 Franklin Compliments of FRANKLIN FURNITURE COMPANY, INC. Headquarters for Good Furniture at Reasonable Prices Compliments of THE SANDWICH SHOPPE Compliments of ELYNOR JEAN’S BEAUTY SALON Compliments of MARTIN’S DEPARTMENT STORE Follow the Crowd to BARTLETT FALES “We serve the best sodas in Town” High Grade Ice Cream, Soda, Candy, Cigars, Patent Medicines, etc. A full line of School Supplies MASON’S DRUG STORE M. J. KEARNEY, Phg., Prop. 64 Main St. Franklin, Mass Compliments of JOSEPH’S BEAUTY SALON Tel. 18 Franklin, Mass. Compliments of W. T. GRANT CO. ‘Known for Better Values’ Compliments of Sand Excavating Loam Trucking Gravel Teaming PERCY G. LLOY 450 Union St. Tel. 392 Franklin, Mass. FRANKLIN PETROLEUM PRODUCTS CO. Fuel Oils - Gasoline - Motor Oil Telephone 666 Compliments of ROBERT H. DOE Franklin, Mass. Compliments of SHERMAN CHEVROLET THOMSON-NATIONAL PRESS CO., INC. Thomson Platen, Cutting, and Creasing Presses Laureate Printing and Stamping Presses, Colt’s Printing and Embossing Presses RALPH COOK AND SON 664 East Central St. Turkeys Fruit and Vegetables in Season Ploughing and Harrowing by Tractor Spraying of all kinds Call Franklin 268-W for Estimates Compliments of CENTRAL AUTO SERVICE Compliments of SCIABA’S VARIETY STORE DACEY BROTHERS DAIRY Compliments of Milk and Cream W. K. GILMORE SONS, INC. Lincoln St. Franklin, Mass. Coal and Grain Tel. Conn. Tel. 195 Franklin, Mass. PETERSON INSURANCE Optometrist AGENCY Reliable Insurance BRADFORD B. HOLDEN, Opt. D of Every Description Room 2, Bank Bldg. Franklin, Mass. Compliments of Compliments of J. J. NEWBERRY FRANKLIN ROD AND GUN and Company CLUB Compliments of BERNARD J. DOYLE MAX JOSEPH’S CARPET MFG. POULTRY MARKET Fisher St. Franklin, Mass Fisher St. Franklin, Mass. MAZZONE The Tailor MODERN JEWELRY Tel. 29 Clark Square Franklin. Mass. (Smith ' s News Store) Cleaning, Pressing, Repairing, Dyeing SUITS MADE TO ORDER J. Newton Blanchard, Mgr. Compliments of Compliments of GLORIA CHAIN STORE John Pilla, Manager VARJIAN BROS. Compliments of Compliments of FASHION LOUNGE Franklin, Mass. HUDSON’S DRESS COMPANY Best Wishes of Compliments of SYDNEY G. CARPENTER, JR. THE ALICE SHOP Compliments of Compliments of LEE C. ABBOTT Attorney At Law THE BERNADETTE SHOPPE Compliments of THE SULLIVANS Compliments of of BROADACRES FARM KLICKO’S MARKET Compliments of Compliments of HARRY PRINCE STOBBART SON, FLORIST Compliments of Compliments of NICOLA DI PARDO FRANKLIN FARMS DAIRY F. Lola Electrical Wiring Pasteurized Milk and Cream Compliments of Best of Luck to the Class of 1944 CENTRAL ALLEYS MAXIE DAVIS Dealer in Iron and Metals Co mpliments of RICHARD COSTELLO SPRUCE POND FARM Real Estate TURCO AND PISANO 22 Hutchinson St. Franklin, Mass. Compliments of Dealers in Quality Foods and Clothing DR. 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Compliments of Compliments of Poe and Johnny DR. C. LINCOLN DANA Compliments of Compliments of HARRY J. WEBB SUNLIGHT DAIRY Attorn ev at Law R. D. Brett and Son Compliments of JOHN ZAPITELLE Meats - Groceries - Provisions Range and Fuel Oil Washington St. Franklin, Mass. Compliments of DR. WALTER F. CROWLEY Compliments of TV CHARLES A. ARCARO PLYMOUTH Meats - Groceries - Provisions DONALD B. CHAPMAN 374-A Union St. Franklin, Mass. 10 Cottage St. Franklin. Mass. Compliments of Compliments of STRICKLAND and RISTAINO A FRIEND Compliments of Roberts Funeral Service F. P. BRUNELLI SONS Clark Square Diner Franklin, Mass. Compliments of A. J. CATALDO SONS Hardware - Plumbing - Heating Clark Square Franklin Tel. Franklin 2 1 6 DEAN COOPERATIVE BANK “Even More in ’44” R. P. BROWN’S SERVICE STATION Your Friendly Socony Dealer Presto-lite Batteries Goodyear Tires and Tubes Cor. Summer and E. Central Streets Tel. Franklin 85 91 Compliments of F. S. PAYNE FOUNDRY Compliments of B. AND B. 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