Franklin High School - Oskey Yearbook (Franklin, MA)

 - Class of 1950

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' M ■ —Kill III! | II to 5 _ C Dedication 9o Qilr. (PLarles Qllasl Whose untiring efforts and unselfish assistance have aided us immeasur¬ ably in overcoming the many obsta¬ cles of the senior year, the Class of 1950 sincerely dedicates this year¬ book. 1 Jht Jili ' imiriam (Charles IFrazcr “Doc” Teacher in the Franklin Schools 1 896—1 946 Although the Class of 1950 was not personally connected with " Doc, " we all have felt his influence in Franklin High School. Because of his active interest and many efforts spent in behalf of our School, he is and always will be beloved by Franklin High School students. (Arthur QP. (Ifoie AMHERST. A. B. HARVARD, ED. M. Superintendent c f Schocls HARVARD, A. B. Principal of High School OSKEY STAFF Editor-in-Chief WILLIAM O’NEIL Assistant Editors Assistant Business Manager Mary Webb Beverly Mackintosh Marian Webb Editorial Committee Business Manager Jacky Ledbury—Chairman Harry Paksarian Joseph Pulsone George Landry Advertising Committee Laura Woolley Nathan Shaw—Chairman Arthur Maringas Kenneth Clark Barbara Nasuti Irene Dorr Marian Webb Social Committee Mary Webb Anita Johnson—Chairman John Hallisey Art Chairman Kathleen Ober Gloria Drowne Boys ' Sports Girls’ Sports Harold Gilbert June Yankee WISDOM J. M. STEVENS SUBMASTER Holy Cross, B. S. Univ. N. H., Ed. M. Chemistry, Physics MARION E. HOLMES Boston University, A. B. English ALICE L. BEANE Sargent College for Pnys,cal Education Marywood College, B. S. Girls ' Physical, Health Education CHARLES MASI Fitchburg State Teachers ' College, B. S. in Ed. Industrial Arts GEORGE H. COLBERT Boston College. Ph. B. History. Government LILIAN ROTH Syracuse University. B. S. Biology, Algebra BEATRICE M. MERCURIO Boston University, B. S. French, Spanish GORDON H. FITZPATRICK Tufts College, A. B., Boston University, Ed. M. University Extension of Hyannis Summer School Mathematics MARY L. DOHERTY Hyannis Teachers’ College, B. S. English MARY L. MARRS Emmanuel College, A. B. Civics, History HENRI C. BEANE Roanoke College, A. B. Speech and English, Government ROSEANN DiANTONIO Framingham Teachers’ College, B. S. in Ed. Household Arts, Cafeteria ANTHONY V. PISINI Dean Academy University of Conn. Extension Courses Boys’ Physical Director RALPH A. HOWARD Holy Cross College, A. B. Science, Electricity, Instrumental Music, Bana MARY SHAUGHNESSY Our Lady of the Elms College, B. S. Boston University Summer Courses Latin, English VELNA BORDEAUX ROBERTS Salem Teachers ' College, B. S. in Ed. Commercial Subjects CLARA DWINELL Salem Teachers’ College, B. S. in Ed. Boston University, Ed. M. Commercial Subjects MARIE S. RILEY B. U. Summer Courses Glee Club MARY M. DIORIO Hill College Office Clerk MARY BOLGER Mass. School of Art, B. S. in Ed. Art CLASS OFFICERS RONALD JOSEPH GIANETTI " Ronnie” 5 7 Hutchinson Street Franklin Virtue: Personality Usually Found: Collecting money for the class of 1950 Suppressed Desire: To be successful Meet Ronnie, our Senior Class President. Ronnie with that quiet personality can always be found enthusiastically supporting any of F. H. S. ' s productions. He certainly has done wonders for the Class of 1950; we can ' t show our appreciation enough. We conclude that Ronnie is tops! Activities: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Co-captain 4; Band, Vice Presi- sident 1, 2, 3, 4; Marshal 3; Jr. Prom Committee 3; Class President 4; Oskey 3, 4. Virtue: Personality Usually Found: 1 alking about some sport Suppressed Desire: Not to have a desire Introducing Paul Lawton, our best-dressed and neatest boy! Paul certainly sets a fine example for the boys of F. H. S. Having a wonderful personality plus being tall. dark, and handsome are things no one can overlook, or would want to. Here’s hoping that there are many more like our Paul. Activities: Baseball 1-4; Jr. Prom Com. 3; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Vice President 4; Grand March 3, 4; Blue and White Staff 2. JACQUELINE LEE LEDBURY “Jacky” 15 Martin Avenue Franklin Virtue: Sweet smile Usually Found : Working on the yearbook Suppressed Desire: To see the yearbook completed and paid for Always ready to help. Jacky has been a Constance source of aid to the Senior Class. As a cheerleader she did a fine job in spur¬ ring our boys on to victory. Committee after committee has known her helping hand. Editorial chairman for the yearbook. Jacky has worked faithfully and well. Thank you for a job well done, Jacky 1 Activities: Cheerleader 3, 4: Basketball 1-4; Badminton 1-4: Softball 1-4: Volleyball 1-4: Hockey 1-3: Yearbook Staff 4: Social Com. 1-4; Grand March 3. 4. (Leader 3) ; Movie Com. 3, 4; Class Sec. 1-4; Sports Club 3, 4; Class Play 4; Oskey 1, 2. 4. T. JUNE YANKEE “Teddy” 88 Park Road Franklin Virtue: Lovely brown eyes Usually Found: Between Kearney’s, the library, and the high school Suppressed Desire: To be a graduate of B. C. Teddy has proved her ability as an actress by her performance in the class play. She has also been doing a fine job as our treasurer. May the best be yours, Teddy. You’ve earned it. Activities: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4: Volleyball 1, 2. 3, 4; Softball 1. 2, 3, 4; Class Play 4; Sports Club 3,4; Glee Club 1, 2. ARTHUR P. ADAMS " Art ” " Flash” 19 Cottage Street Franklin Virtue: Saxophone playing Usually Found : Teasing the girls Suppressed Desire: To be a bandleader Whenever you see “Art” you will find a group of girls. Wheth¬ er it’s Art who is crazy about the girls or the other way around, we don’t know. Activities: Band 3, 4; Oskey 3, 4; Class Play 4; Grand March 3, 4. CLAIRE ANNE BARDOL " Spike” " Annie” 227 Union Street Franklin Virtue: Dimples Usually Found: Rushing home Suppressed Desire: To travel around the world Claire is the girl whose wit keeps everyone in “stitches.” Voted the wittiest girl in our class and the girl with the finest sense of humor, “Annie” certainly lives up to these titles. Good luck, Claire, in everything you do. Activities: Hockey 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Basketball 1-4; Bad¬ minton 1-4; Softball 1-4; Exhibition 3; Fashion Show 2; Sports Club 3, 4; Grand March 3, 4; Commercial Club 3; Prom Com. 3; Class Play 4; Oskey 1, 3, 4. BEVERLY ANN BELYEA " Belgie” " Bev” Plain Street Franklin Virtue: Sense of humor Usually Found: Laughing Suppressed Desire: To be a success! Bev is the girl with the sparkling eyes who always has a ready comeback. She came to Franklin at the end of her freshman year and immediately adapted herself to our ways. We all know she will be just as successful in later life as she was in F. H. S. Activities: Hockey 2-4; Basketball 2-4; Softball 1-4; Art Committee 1.2; Prom Decorating Com. 3; Oskey 2, 3, 4; Class Play 4; Christmas Dance Committee 4; Service Club 2; Sports Club 3. 4: Hallowe’en Dance Com. 4; Exhibition 3; Freshman Acquaintance Party Com. 4. LEON PETER BERTONE " Sonny” 8 5 West Street Franklin Virtue: Friendliness Usually Found: In a blue Dodge Suppressed Desire: To find the Brink loot Sonny is known to his classmates as “Mr. Friendship.” He’s never too busy to play “taxi” to his many friends. His pleasing smile almost seems painted on his face, but it most assuredly comes from the bottom of his heart. Activities: Football 3, 4; Baseball Mgr. 4; Jr. Prom Com. 3, 4; Decorating Com. 3, 4; Grand March 3, 4; Freshman Ac¬ quaintance Party Com. 4. ANGELA PAULA BISCOTTI “Angie” 1 5 Ray Hill Franklin Virtue : Acting Ability Usually Found: Talking to everyone and anyone Suppressed Desire: To become a secretary Angie is one of those happy-go-lucky people who just lets the rest of the world go by. She is also that crazy comedienne who has kept the audience roaring at her antics whenever she appeared in an F. H. S. production. We know you’ll always be laughing, Angie, no matter where you go or what you do. Activities: Volleyball 1-4: Basketball 1-4; Hockey 1-3: Soft- ball 1-4: Badminton 1-4; Glee Club 1; Literary Club 3: Ex¬ hibition 3; Commercial Club 3, 4; Oskey 1-4: Fashion Show 2, 3, 4. CHARLES FRANCIS BORRUSO “Charlie” 21 1 West Central Street Franklin Virtue: Football ability Usually Found: In his car Suppressed Desire: To go to Florida with " Kato” The guy with the big heart—that ' s our Charlie! Always ready to help whenever or wherever he ' s needed. We chose out of his many virtues his football ability as being most outstanding. He certainly proved this on the football field last fall acting as co¬ captain and left tackle. Activities: Football 2, 3. Co-Capt. 4; Baseball Mgr. 3; Bas¬ ketball Mgr. 3 : Jr. Prom Decorating Committee 3 ; Refreshment Committee, Freshman Acquaintance Party 4. NORMAN EDWARD BOUCHER “Big Boo” 4 7 Cottage Street Franklin Virtue: Smile Usually Found: With an out of town girl Suppressed Desire: To be a state policeman Meet Norm, the toast of the senior class. His ready grin and his big broad shoulders topped with a crop of dark curly hair would make him the toast of any class. Add to all this his fine sense of humor and his ability in football and you have an all- around good guy! Activities: Football 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2; Senior Class Play 4; Play Committee 4: Christmas Dance Committee 4. EVELYN BROTHERS “Evie” 1 2 79 Pond Street Franklin Virtue: Complexion Usually Found: In Milford Suppressed Desire: To become a hairdresser " Evie ' s” dark brown hair and flashing eyes, along with her rosy complexion, are assets any girl would be proud to have. Mil¬ ford is lucky to be able to claim Evelyn as one of its clerks in Grant ' s. We all wish " Evie” the best of luck in the future. Activities: Volleyball 1, 2, 3; Badminton 1, 3; Basketball 1,3; Softball 1,3; Glee Club 3. HELEN MARJORIE BROWN “Brownie” 26 A Street Franklin Virtue: Good naturedness Usually Found: Making new friends Suppressed Desire : To become a pro basketball player Helen is the athletic type of girl who is destined to become America ' s No. 1 basketball player. Her high school career is dotted by her fine sportsmanship in all sports and high scores in the games. She is also one of those few girls who is so easy to get along with. The best of everything, Helen! Activities: Hockey 1-4: Volleyball 1-4: Basketball 1-4: Soft- ball 1-4; Glee Club 2: Oskey 2, 3. 4: Freshman Acquaintance Party Com. 4; Exhibition 3: Sports Club 3, 4; Commercial Club 3, 4; Fashion Show 2; Hallowe’en Party Com. 4. MAE BRUMMITT " Maisy” West Central Street Franklin Virtue: Clothes Usually Found: Deciding what to wear the next day Suppressed Desire : To become a secretary Having Maisy as your private secretary would be a pleasure. A cheery smile, a twinkle in her eye, and an enviable wardrobe are her eye-catching virtues. The boys in the class have been ignored because Maisy ' s heart is out at sea. Activities: Volleyball 1-4; Baseball 1-4; Badminton 1-4; Basketball 1-4. ROBERT BURKE “Bobby” 4 6 Dale Street Franklin Virtue: Good nature Usually Found: Clowning Suppressed Desire: To own a Cadillac Bob is one of the wittiest boys of our class. Some who do not know him would think that he is one of those quiet boys, but not Bob. He always has an answer. Activities: Basketball 3, 4; Radio Club 3; Aquarium Club 1: Drawing Club 4: Jr. Prom Decorating Committee 3. KENNETH HAROLD CLARK “Kennie” 144 Hillside Road Franklin Virtue: Height Usually Found: Watching television at Nate’s house Suppressed Desire : To become a carpenter For four years Kennie has been one of our faithful basketball fans. Besides playing, he made it his business to find out about the fundamentals of the game. He ' s done a fine job on the Ad¬ vertising Committee and also in the Oskey. When he gets to be a carpenter we know he ' ll build the best homes for miles around. Activities: Basketball 1-4; Yearbook Staff 4; Oskey 4. DOLORES CLAIRE COTELLESSO ‘■Del” 292 Union Street Franklin Virtue: Voice Usually Found: Combing her hair Suppressed Desire: To become a hairdresser With a voice like an angel, Del has won a place in the hearts of all those who have seen her in the Oskey. From a shy freshman she became one of our most attractive and talented senior girls. Keep that song on your lips and the light in your eyes, Del. Activities: Basketball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Glee Club 1, 2; Softball 1-4; Oskey 2, 3, 4; Badminton 1-4. JUNE CROWTHERS “June” 147 Maple Street Franklin Virtue : Sense of humor Usually Found: Talking Suppressed Desire: To become a practical nurse “Petite, but sweet - ’ is an old adage that applies to June. Her keen sense of humor will be an asset to the profession she has chosen. You can usually find her talking to her many friends. Everyone enjoys her amusing chatter which has made her a favorite amongst the members of the class. Activities: Basketball 1. 3, 4; Softball 1, 3, 4; Volleyball 1,3; Badminton 3 ; Glee Club 3,4. SANTINA A. CUGNO I wa 381 Union Street Franklin Virtue: Peppiness Usually Found: Arguing Suppressed Desire: To become a policewoman Everyone always envies Tina, her pep and energy. She def¬ initely has used these on the basketball court and the football field, as she has been one of our cheerleaders who sparked our team on to victory so many times. Activities: Basketball 1-4; Badminton 1-4; Hockey 1-4; Soft- ball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Commercial Club 3, 4: Sports Club 3, President 4; Camera Club, Secretary and Treasurer 2; Oskey 1-4; Exhibition 3; Class Play 4; Fashion Show 2; Cheerleader 2, 3, 4; Grand March 3, 4; Jr. Prom Com. 3; Yearbook Staff 4. RICHARD ALAN DAVIS “Dick” Elm Street Franklin Virtue : Curly Hair Usuall y Found: With a new car Suppressed Desire: To marry a rich girl If Dick were a knight of old, we could call him “Richard of the White Truck.” As it is, he ' s just a grand guy. Voted the smoothest boy in our class, Dick certainly lives up to his title, both in manner and appearance. Activities: Prom Committee 3; Senior Play 4; Freshman Ac¬ quaintance Party 4; Camera Club 3. RALPH FRANK DeLUCIA “ Ralphie” 248 Summer Street Franklin Virtue: Eyes Usually Found: Getting into trouble Suppressed Desire: To play football for Holy Cross Ralph ' s merry pranks are always a constant source of amuse¬ ment to all. Wherever you see a gay group, you know Ralphie is around. A fleet-footed end on the football team, he will be missed greatly. Activities: Band 1; Football 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Driving Club 4 ; Aquarium Club 1. KENNETH DeROSIER “Kenny” 374 Union Street Franklin Virtue : Musical ability Usually Found: Eating Suppressed Desire: To become a music teacher If it makes music, give it to Kenny and relax. Being one of the most versatile musicians in the school, he proved his worth in the Band and Oskey with his excellent trumpet playing. He can play twelve different instruments, among them being the saxophone, the guitar, and the accordion. Let the world know more, Kenny, of the music that ' s in you. Activities: Pres, of the Band 1. 2, 3, 4; Chairman of the En¬ tertainment Committee, Freshman Acquaintance Party 4; Jr. Prom Decorating Committee 3. ELIZABETH ANN DiMARZO “Bette Ann” 3 1 Peck Street Franklin Virtue: Friendliness Usually Found: Waiting for the mailman Suppressed Desire: Architect Fun-loving Bette Ann is the girl who is always the life of the party. Her hearty laugh and gay sense of humor are two of her best assets. Bette is interested in art and plans to attend Rhode Island School of Design. May success always be with you, Bette Ann! Activities: Hockey 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Basketball 1-4; Soft- ball 1-4; Badminton 1-4; Exhibition 3; Fashion Show 4; Sports Club 3, 4; Camera Club 2; Prom Com. 3; Grand March 3, 4; Oskey 1. 3, 4; Freshman Acquaintance Dance Com. 4. HAGOP JACK DODAKIAN “Jack” “Flagop” 25 Metcalf Street Franklin Virtue: His clarinet playing Usually Found: Practising Suppressed Desire: To become a pharmacist Jack is one of our outstanding band members. For three years he has generously given of his time in order that he might help F. H. S. to have the wonderful band that it does. He plans to study pharmacy and we know he’ll do a good job. Quiet and reserved, Jack is known as one of the most talented boys in our school. Activities: Band 2, 3, 4. RONALD JOSEPH DOLLOFF “Ronnie” “Jock” 1359 West Central Street Franklin Virtue: Bright sweaters Usually Found: Driving a maroon convertible Suppressed Desire: To own and operate a trucking company Ronnie never says much, but when he does it’s sure to be some¬ thing witty. Even though " Jock " didn ' t participate in sports he certainly was an ardent fan. He could always be found energeti¬ cally supporting the F. H. S. players. He and his " flivver’’ were always ready to help anyone and everyone, whether it was to supply a ride to an out-of-town game or to Religious Classes. IRENE CLAIRE DORR “Wizzie” 204 King Street Franklin Virtue: Neatness Usually Found: In a different outfit Suppressed Desire: To have an unlimited wardrobe Ask any senior who " Wizzie” is, and the answer will probably be that she’s the girl whose wardrobe is the envy of us all. She says her suppressed desire is to have an unlimited wardrobe; it seems to us she already has it. With all your charm we expect you to go far, " Wizzie.” Activities: Commercial Club 3, 4; Basketball 1-4; Volleyball 1-3: Badminton 1, 2: Exhibition 3; Yearbook Staff 4; Blue and White 3; Hockey 1; Glee Club 1, 2; Sports Club 3, 4; Fashion Show 1. GLORIA EDNA DROWNE “Clo” 137 East Central Street Franklin Virtue: Hair Usually Found: Working for the Class of 1950 Suppressed Desire : Interior decorator Meet " Glo”, the artist of our class. Her tiny frame is just bubbling over with energy and fun. She has always found time to serve on numerous committees and has been one of the chief sup¬ porters of every social and athletic function. Activities: Hockey 1-4; Basketball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Bad¬ minton 1-4; Softball 1-4; Exhibition 3; Oskey 2, 3, 4; Grand March 3, 4; Freshman Acquaintance Dance Com. 4; Prom Com. 3 ; Oskey Staff 4. SYLVIA LUCILLE EASTMAN “Sally” 5 6 Dean Avenue Franklin Virtue: Eyes Usually Found: In a blue coupe Suppressed Desire: To own Roll-Land Sally is our " sunshine " girl. Her blonde hair can be seen bob¬ bing along the corridors at almost any time. In the future we expect to see a white cap perched there, too. Activities: Basketball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Oskey 1; Exhibi¬ tion 3 ; Grand March 3. ROBERT ELTON EKSTROM “Bob” 191 Lincoln Street Franklin Virtue: Quiet personality Usually Found : Working at Supple’s garage Suppressed Desire : To become a mechanic ' Bob ' ' is one of those quiet, shy fellows with a quick and ready smile for everyone. He excelled on our baseball team as an outstanding pitcher. Activities: Baseball 3, 4. VIRGINIA ANN ELLSWORTH “Ginnie” 16 Fales Street Franklin Virtue: Trim figure Usually Found: In the Mercury Suppressed Desire: To spend the rest of her life " up in the clouds” Everyone knows Ginnie. Who could miss her with her hearty laugh and pleasing ways. Whether it ' s work or play, Ginnie de¬ serves an A plus. Activities: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1. 2, 3, 4; Soft- ball 1, 2, 3, 4; Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom Com. 3; Glee Club 1,2; Sports Club 3,4; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4. RUTH ETTA EMMONS “Dixie” Mill Street Franklin Virtue: Long blonde hair Usually Found: Studying Suppressed Desire: To own a famous race horse Here ' s another one of our many blondes. Next to Ruthie’s blonde hair come her marks as one of her greatest assets. She was always one to keep her grades among the highest and we know she will continue to do so in her further schooling. Activities: Glee Club 1 ; Volleyball 1, 2, 4 ; Basketball 1 ; Soft- ball 2, 4; Badminton 2, 4; Commercial Club 3. REGINA ANN FAENZA “Reg” “Reggie” 23 Beaver Street Franklin Virtue: Eyes Usually Found: Talking Suppressed Desire : To be happy Reggie ' s happy-go-lucky manner and quick wit have her con¬ stantly being sought out. Her most admirable quality is quickness to find the funny side of things and because of this she has won numerous friends in F. H. S. Activities: Hockey 1-4; Basketball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Bad¬ minton 1-4; Softball 1-4; Glee Club 1; Oskey 1, 3. 4; Sports Club 3, 4; Camera Club 2; Fashion Show 2, 4; Prom Com. 3; Exhibition 3; Freshman Acquaintance Dance Com. 4; Class Play Advertising Com. 4. ROBERT ERNEST FELCH “ Bob ” 45 7 Chestnut Street Franklin Virtue: Blue eyes Usually Found: Riding his bicycle Suppressed Desire : To become a florist Oh, those beautiful, blue eyes! They belong to Bob. our future floral designer. His retiring manner hasn’t fooled us one bit. To those who really know him. his quick wit and subtle charm are old acquaintances. In the not too distant future we expect to see Bob replacing his bicycle with a spanking new Cadillac. Activities: Service Club 4. DORIS MILDRED FERTITTA “Do” 19 Cottage Street Franklin Virtue: Clothes Usually Found: Riding with Ray Suppressed Desire: To become a photographer “Do” is the girl with the long brown hair, the big brown eyes, and all the clothes. Doris ' s main interest, next to Ray, is photogra¬ phy. She plans to attend a school of photography next year, and we know she will be as popular there as she has been at F. H. S. Activities: Hockey 1; Basketball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Bad¬ minton 1-4; Softball 1-4; Exhibition 3; Oskey 1. 2; Band 1; Camera Club 3, 4; Sec. of Camera Club 4. DEAN S. FISH “ Hornpout” 1 10 Union Street Franklin Virtue: Broad shoulders Usually Found: Dreaming about football Suppressed Desire: To become the principal of F. H. S. When you see a pair of big broad shoulders coming toward you, you can always tell who is “wearing’’ them. Dean is one of our stars in football, and he certainly uses them and shows them to advantage on the field. Activities: Football 2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4. ARLENE THERESE FITZPATRICK “ Fitzie” 188 East Central Street Franklin Virtue: Sociability Usually Found : Laughing Suppressed Desire: To become a nurse “Fitzie” needs no introduction, for with her jolly laugh and good sense of humor she ranks high among her classmates. With her ambition and ready sense of humor, she is sure to go a long way in any of her endeavors. Activities: Hockey 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Basketball 1-4; Bad¬ minton 1-4; Softball 1-4; Ticket Committee for Jr. Prom 3; Senior Dance Committee 4; Sports Club 3, 4; Property Com¬ mittee, Class Play 4. LUELLA E. GATIE “Lee” “Lue” 18 Coutu Street Franklin Virtue : Witty sayings Usually Found: Everywhere Suppressed Desire: To become a nurse Here is the girl who is never lost for words! The running com¬ ments between Luella and Mr. Colbert always had the class roar¬ ing. Lue’s ambition is to become a nurse and we certainly wouldn ' t mind being in the hospital with her as our nurse; there would never be a dull minute then. Activities: Oskey 3, 4; Glee Club 1; Current Events Club 4. JOHN A. GENTILI “ Jackie ” “Seekonk” 89 East Central Street Franklin Virtue: Big broad shoulders Usually Found : Participating in some sport Suppressed Desire: To marry a millionairess On the gridiron, the basketball court, and on the baseball dia¬ mond you will see Jack. He also ranks high in school spirit. As our class president for three years, he did his job to the best of his ability. The year 1949 found him Assistant Marshal at gradu¬ ation. No one person can predict the future, but we know Jack will continue to be one of the best. Activities: Football 2, 3, Co-Capt. 4; Basketball 1-4; Baseball 2-4; Class President 1. 2, 3; Assistant Marshal 3 ; Grand March 3, 4. THERESA GEROMINI “Terry” 61 King Street Franklin Virtue: Sense of humor Usually Found: Making people laugh Suppressed Desire: To travel Here’s the other half of the famous Biscotti-Geromini team. Terry ' s imitations always keep her audience in stitches. Always laughing and cracking jokes, that’s our Theresa. Activities: Glee Club 1. 2; Commercial Club 2: Blue and White Staff 3; Basketball 1-4; Hockey 1-4; Badminton 1-4; Softball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Oskey 1-4: Exhibition 3; Fashion Show 2; Literary Club 3. HAROLD GILBERT, JR. “Skip " “Ace” 20 Ruggles Street Franklin Virtue: Ability to find a new girl friend every week Usually Found: Playing Canasta Suppressed Desire: To be the manager of a sporting goods store in New York. Making new friends is an easy job for Skip. Just as the rats followed the Pied Piper, so do the girls follow him. His warm smile and friendly manner are known to all and with these at¬ tributes success will most assuredly be his life-long companion. Activities: Boxing Club 1. 2: Yearbook Staff 4; Blue and White 2; Xmas Dance Com. 4 ; Football Mgr. 4 ; Class Play 4. JOHN JOSEPH HALLISEY 4 ( ' T " ft 1 ex 1 3 School Street Walpole Virtue: His charming wit Usually Found: In the Chevrolet Suppressed Desire : To be able to " roam the seven seas” Like a bright new penny, Tex ' s wit has added zest to the French I class. He plans to enter the Coast Guard soon, " Roaming the seven seas " is his suppressed desire and he ' ll probably become cap¬ tain of his own ship before many moons have passed. Ship ahoy, Tex! Activities: Football 3, 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Grand March 3, 4. MATTHEW EMILE AUGUUSTE HERMANS “Mat” 361 West Central Street Franklin Virtue: Mathematical mind Usually Found : Playing Chess Suppressed Desire: To take up where Einstein leaves off Mr. Einstein, watch out! Mat is our threat to you. Although he joined us only in our sophomore year, Mat has made friends quickly. Who could help but like a grand person like Mat? Activities: Chess Club 3. 4; Junior Prom Com. 3. VIRGINIA BARBARA HOLBROOK Utnnie 1 288 West Central Street Franklin Virtue: Her infectious laugh Usually Found: Waiting for the bus Suppressed Desire: To become a secretary " Ginnie ' s” the girl with that enviable quality, a wonderful sense of humor. She can always be counted on for a laugh and also a helping hand. No matter what the Class of 1950 did, whether it was a dance or an Oskey, Virginia was always ready to help out. With her sparkling personality, we know Ginnie will go far. Activities: Jr. Prom Partner Committee 3; Sports Club 3, 4; Freshman Acquaintance Party Committee 4; Commercial Club 4; Baseball 2-4; Volleyball 2-4; Badminton 2-4; Basketball 2-4; Exhibition 3; Oskey Committee 4. ANITA JUNE JOHNSON ' Nita " 7 1 Alpine Place Franklin Virtue: Singing ability Usually Found : Running to school Suppressed Desire: To live to see Jan. 1, 2000 ’Nita is that cute girl-around-town that is so well liked by everyone. In the past four years she has lent her talents to many of F. H. S.’s productions and without her they probably would never have been the success they were. Activities: Volleyball 1-3; Basketball 1-4; Softball 1-4; Hockey 1-3; Badminton 1-4; Exhibition 3; Jr. Prom Grand March 3, 4 : Jr. Prom Decorating Com. 3 ; Yearbook. Social Com. Chairman 4; Oskey 1-4; Sports Club 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; Hallowe ' en Entertainment Com. 4; Social Committee 1. PAUL WESLEY JONES “ Jonesey " " Buck " Virtue: Willingness to lend a helping hand Usually Found: At Walton ' s Radio Shop Suppressed Desire : To become a radio repairman We didn’t see too much of " Jonesey " this year because of his work after school. Here ' s hoping he doesn ' t blow up too many radio sets. Activities: Band 1.2; Camera Club 3; Driving Club 4. VALERIE JOAN LAWRENCE ‘‘Joan " 4 1 Washington Street Franklin Virtue: Blue Eyes Usually Found : At home Suppressed Desire : To become a secretary Joan is friendly, pleasant and always ready to greet all with a smile. Her close friends know her to be a good companion with a sense of humor. Good luck, Joan. Activities: Commercial Club 3; Badminton 1-4; Volleyball 1-4: Basketball 1-4. JANICE THERESA MacDONALD “Jan " 5 7 Cross Street Franklin Virtue: Dimples Usually Found : Looking for her clarinet Suppressed Desire: To finish her nursing course Look for a happy grin and a pair of dimples, and you will find Jan behind them. Jan is interested in sports, particularly baseball, the Red Sox, and Ted Williams. She is also an excellent clarinetist and the only girl member of the F. H. S. band. With her initiative and ability we know she will go far. Activities: Band 1-4: Field Hockey 1-4; Volleyball 1-4: Bas¬ ketball 2-4; Badminton 1-4; Softball 1-4; Prom Ticket Com¬ mittee 3. GEORGE LANDRY " Gee Gee” 159 East Central Street Franklin Virtue: Personality Usually Found: Uttering a witty saying Suppressed Desire: To live in California The personality kid himself! " Gee Gee” may be small in stature, but he certainly makes up for that in everything else. No matter what he undertakes he always does it well, whether it be playing first baseman for our baseball team or lending his acting talents to some F. H. S. production. Good luck, " Gee Gee,” in whatever you may do. Activities: Baseball 1-4; Basketball 2, 3: Freshman Acquaint¬ ance Party Com. 4; Grand March 2, 3, 4; Yearbook Staff. Edi¬ torial Com. 4; Jr. Prom Committee 3. BEVERLY MACKINTOSH “Beo” “Mack” 24 East Street Franklin Virtue: Smile Usually Found: Writing letters Suppressed Desire: To join the Spars The girl in front of the mail box is our Mack. Please notice the sparkling personality! Mailing another letter, Mack? Activities: Basketball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Badminton 1-4; Field Hockey 1-4; Glee Club 1,2; Sports Club 3, 4; Exhibition 3; Class Play 4; Play Com. 4; Ring Com. 4; Yearbook Staff 4. ARTHUR MARINGAS “Tex” “Monk " 228 Union Street Franklin Virtue: Sense of humor Usually Found: With his “chickens” Suppressed Desire : To organize a Hillbilly band Tex is always ready to laugh. His jokes, although somewhat old, are a constant source of amusement to all his classmates. Activities: Band 1-4; Prom Com. 3; Oskey 3, 4; Freshman Acquaintance Party Com. 4; Yearbook Staff 4. LOUIS MOLINARO “Louie” 56 Ruggles Street Franklin Virtue: An unlimited vocabulary Usually Found: Hunting Suppressed Desire: To become a game conservationist Louie is noted for his quiet and gentlemanly conduct through¬ out the school and in private life. His popularity with his class¬ mates is shown by the fact that he was chosen as our vice presi¬ dent for three consecutive years. He didn ' t participate in very many other outside activities because his work kept him busy, and any spare time he had was spent in the great outdoors hunting and fishing. Activities: Vice President of Class 1, 2, 3; Radio Club 2, 3. PAUL MORRIS “Horace” 269 Union Street Franklin Virtue: Blond hair Usually Found : Washing windows Suppressed Desire : To become a linotype man Here’s another one of our “Little Men.” “Horace” may be little, but watch out, girls; he ' s full of surprises—nice ones. Paul can usually be found climbing ladders in front of J. J. New¬ berry’s. Is it so that he can see what it’s like to be “up in the world,” or is it really his work that takes him up there? We wonder. Franklin JOHN FRANCIS MORRISSEY “Kato” 149 West Central Street Virtue: Personality Usually Found: As an entertainer Suppressed Desire: To be able to retire at the age of twenty-one " Kato ' ' is another one of the boys who made such a fine show¬ ing on the gridiron. His spectacular jaunts down the field thrilled young and old alike. To retire young is his main ambition, but we think that comedy is his proven vocation. Kato, a fine athlete, a sparkling comedian, and a grand guy—we salute you! Activities: Football Mgr. 2; Football 3, 4; Jr. Prom Com. 3; Grand March 3, 4; Baseball Mgr. 3; Freshman Acquaintance Party Com. 4. LAWRENCE EDWARD MOR RISSEY Larry 128 Emmons Street Franklin Virtue: Excellent vocabulary Usually Found: With Neil Suppressed Desire: To be an airplane mechanic Larry is one of the shy boys in our class. He very seldom has much to say, but when he does he puts the rest of us to shame. Where did you ever learn those 25 cent words, Larry? Activities: Band 1, 2, 3, 4. JOHN ANTHONY McCARTHY “ Mac” 13 Church Avenue Franklin Virtue: Joviality Usually Found: Arguing with Riparco Suppressed Desire: To be in the U. S. Air Force " Mac ' ' is that good natured Irishman with the catchy laugh. His easy manner is his greatest asset and has won him a host of friends in F. H. S. When his ambition is realized and he’s flying high up in the clouds, we hope he’ll think back once in a while of all the good times he ' s had with the Class of 1950. Activities: Band 1, 2. Joseph f. McDermott “Joe " " McQue” 74 Dean Avenue Franklir Virtue: Eyes Usually Found: With Leo Suppressed Desire : To own a Cadillac L.ook for Leo and you’ll find Joe. Usually, you’ll find mis¬ chief. too. This famous combination is at the bottom of every practical joke staged in F. H. S. Joe can never hide his guilt. His dancing green eyes seem to sparkle with mirth and are a definite give away. Owning a Cadillac seems to be his suppressed desire and. if we know Joe. he will! Activities: Baseball 3, 4; Band 4; Oskey 4; Grand March 3, 4. NEIL FRANCIS MICHAEL McGROARY “Mac” “Neilsy” 4 3 Oak Street Franklin Virtue: Will power to resist feminine temptation Usually Found: Peddling papers Suppressed Desire: To be a history teacher Quiet and reserved, but with a hidden sense of humor—this is the best way to describe Mac. Flow about the secret of your will power, Neil ? Activities: Band 1 ; Aquarium Club 2; Hallowe ' en Party Com¬ mittee 4; Oskey 3,4. EDWARD D. McNALLY “Big Ed " 30 Marvin Avenue Franklin Virtue: Winning smile Usually Found: In the office Suppressed Desire: To own a string of race horses Personality plus and a winning smile make it impossible for one to be angry with Ed. Hats off to the future owner of Lincoln Downs. Activities: Baseball 1,2; Football Mgr. 2; Knitting Club 2. BARBARA ANN NASUTI “barb” 35 Alpine Row Franklin Virtue: Pretty face Usually Found: Talking on the telephone Suppressed Desire: To be a lawyer’s secretary Barb seems to be the quiet, shy type who blushes at almost anything. She may be always blushing, but as for the rest— well, we ' ll leave that up to you. Activities: Volleyball 1-4; Badminton 1-4; Softball 1-4; Hockey 1-4; Basketball 1-4; Exhibition 3: Fashion Show 2; Jr. Prom Decorating Com. 3; Yearbook Staff 4; Sports Club 3, 4; Oskey 1, 2, 3; Social Com. 1; Commercial Club 3; Freshman Acquaintance Party Com. 4; Jr. Prom Grand March 3, 4. FRANCIS OBER “ Frannie” 167 Union Street Franklin Virtue: Posture Usually Found: Riding in Ober ' s truck Suppressed Desire: To have straight hair “The mail must go through;” and so it does, thanks to Fran¬ nie. You can usually find him in the little green truck between Franklin and Woonsocket. Please notice those lovely curls. The girls in the Senior Class all envy Frannie. Are they “for real,” Frannie, or are you another TONI twin? Activities: Oskey 4; Boxing Club 1 ; Camera Club 2; Current Events Club 4. KATHLEEN M. OBER “Kay” “Kathy” Walpole Common Street Virtue : Nose Usually Found: Catching a bus Suppressed Desire: To travel Kay’s quiet and retiring manner topped with a sweet desposi- tion has a way of charming everyone within her view. She moved to Walpole during her senior year, but she continued to attend school at F. H. S. Kay isn ' t quite sure what she wants to do after she graduates, but we know she’ll succeed no matter what she undertakes. Activities : Basketball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Badminton 1-4; Softball 1-4; Hockey 1-4; Oskey 1, 3, 4; Sports Club 3; Treas¬ urer 4; Exhibition 3; Yearbook Staff 4; Grand March 3, 4; Commercial Club 3. WILLIAM ANTHONY O ' NEIL “Bill” “Willie” 4 Corbin Street Franklin Virtue: Keen mind Usually Found: Playing with his electric trains Suppressed Desire: To be a locomotive engineer Don’t be fooled by the electric trains. Bill has probably figured out a way to make them jet propelled. Each of us wishes him the best that life has to offer. Activities: Band 2, 3, 4; Yearbook Editor 4; Junior Prom Committee 3 ; Ring Com. 3. JOHN ROBERT PADULA “Skat Back” “Wor” 261 Cottage Street Franklin Virtue: Personality Usually Found: Getting admittance slips from the office Suppressed Desire: To play professional football Johnnie is another one of our many helpful classmates and another one of our football stars. His ability in shop always had him running around working on different committees, paint brush and hammer in hand; and his ability in football always had him running around on the football field with the pigskin in hand! Activities: Football 1, 3, 4, Mgr. 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Jr. Prom Decorating Committee 3; Oskey 2. 3. 4; Christmas Dance Com. 4; Freshman Acquaintance Party Com. 4. HARRY PAKSARIAN “ Gunnar ” “Uragook” 5 8 Arlington Street Franklin Virtue: Ambition Usually Found : Dreaming about elevated shoes Suppressed Desire: To be six feet tall Harry is small in height only. In every thing he does he excclls. We’ve always said that nice things come in small packages. Activities: Freshman Acquaintance Party Committee 4; Ser¬ vice Club 2, 3, 4; Movie Committee 3; Business Mgr. of Year¬ book 4. LEO ANTHONY PALLADENO, JR. “Slew " 122 Chestnut Street Franklin Virtue: Sparkling white teeth Usually Found : Making noise Suppressed Desire: To learn to play basketball Always smiling, always happy-go-lucky, and always clowning give us the best description of Leo. His antics will always be re¬ membered by everyone—how can we forget? Activities: Service Club 4; Basketball 3, 4. ELIZABETH JEAN PASQUANTONIO “Bette " " Pesky " Arlington Street Franklin Virtue: Hair Usually Found: Surrounded by men Suppressed Desire : To travel Here she is, " the typical high school girl, herself. Bette is that cute little blonde whose bubbling personality has made her a host of friends in F. H. S. The best of luck always, Pesky! Activities: Hockey 3, 4; Volleyball 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Softball 3, 4; Badminton 3, 4; Exhibition 3; Oskey 3, 4; Sports Club 3, 4; Jr. Prom Com. 3; Grand March 3, 4; Class Play 4; Fashion Show 4; Commercial Club 3, 4; Cheer¬ leader 3, 4. JOSEPH L. PULSONE “Joe” 101 Peck Street Franklin Virtue: Football ability Usually Found: In Charlie ' s car Suppressed Desire: To become a professional football player Joe will always be remembered as one of our sensational foot¬ ball players. His good naturedness has won a place in the hearts of his fellow students. You can usually find him either playing football or riding in Charlie ' s car. Someday we hope that Joe will make the All-American team. Good luck to you, Joe. You deserve the best that life affords. Activities: Football 3,4. PAUL ALBERT REMINGTON “ Remie” 65 Crescent Street Franklin Virtue: Intelligence Usually Found: Talking with his hands Suppressed Desire: To become a dentist Paul has in his possession a knowledge of almost anything, especially current topics. His intellectual ability and his antics have made him popular with all students and teachers. We wish " Remie” all the luck in the world at dental school and hope that he ' ll keep his classmates there as cheerful as he has us. Activities: Band 1-4; Junior Varsity Basketball 2; Varsity Basketball 3, 4. BEATRICE JEANETTE ROMETTI " Bea” 34 Corbin Street Franklin Virtue: Big eyes Usually Found: Fixing her hair Suppressed Desire : To become a secretary Bea is the girl who is such an all-around good sport. She could almost always be seen rooting enthusiastically for the home team. When she wasn’t watching a game she was participating in one. Her badminton ability shows itself in that she and her partner. Doris, were the champs for two consecutive years. Good luck, Bea, always. Activities: Volleyball 1-4; Softball 1; Badminton 1-4; Bas¬ ketball 1-4; Sports Club 4; Camera Club (Secretary) 3; Ex¬ hibition 3. FRANCIS NORMAN RYAN “Rosy " “Rosebud” 27 Howard Street Franklin Virtue: Friendliness Usually Found: Working Suppressed Desire: To be an electrician " Rosebud " seems to be an ambitious young man since he went to work even before graduation. This may be his reason for not always having his homework completed. We ll give him the benefit of the doubt, anyway. We know you ' ll succeed, Norm, in what¬ ever you may do. HUGO ANELLO SANTORO “Hoog " 62 Lewis Street Franklin Virtue: Good nature Usually Found: In the " Hoogy Wagon” Suppressed Desire: To graduate Put a pleasant grin and an easy manner together and you have " Hoog. " He is alway willing to offer his help in behalf of our class. We all wish you luck, Hugo, always, all ways. Activities: President of the Photography Club 3, 4; Football 3, 4. JANET CAMILLE SAUNDERS “Jan " 40 Dean Avenue Franklin Virtue: Clothes Usually Found: Coming through the door at 8:29 A. M. Suppressed Desire: To become a dental hygienist Jan is the girl who always has her best foot forward. Quiet charm and a warm friendliness are all characteristics of our Jan. Activities: Basketball 1-4; Field Hockey 1-4: Softball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Badminton 1-4; Jr. Prom Com. 3; Exhibition 3; Oskey 1, 2; Sports Club 3, 4. SHIRLEY SCOTT “Pepper” West Central Street Franklin Virtue: Lovely complexion Usually Found: Making the best of everything Suppressed Desire: To become a stewardess Shirley has been one of our favorite classmates and she always will be. She wasn ' t with us during our senior year because of illness, but we still consider her as a member of our class. Shirley will always be remembered as one of the loveliest and sweetest girls in the Class of 1950. The best of everything, “Pepper.” Activities: Basketball 1,2; Badminton 1, 2. NATHAN REED SHAW “Nate” 130 Hillside Road Franklin Virtue: Pleasing manner Usually Found: With the “boys” Suppressed Desire: To become a metallurgist “Nate” is one of our best liked students. His range of activi¬ ties has been wide in his four years in high school. His acting ability was well shown in “Mother is a Freshman;” maybe “Nate” has the making of a real prof. Activities: Band 1-4: Football 3, 4: Jr. Prom Committee 3; Play Committee 4; Yearbook, Advertising Committee 4; Class Play, 4. LESTER GORDON SIMPSON Mill Street Franklin Virtue: Curly hair Usually Found: Delivering milk Suppressed Desire: To own a dairy farm Lester is well known among his classmates for his good nature and his wonderful sense of humor. Lester is different from most students in that he works before school starts instead of after school hours. He is up at the crack of dawn delivering milk to all of his customers. Perhaps some day soon Lester will have his own prospering dairy—we hope so! IOHN JAMES STEWART “Jack” 34 Winter Street Franklin Virtue: Quietness Usually Found: Riding his bicycle Suppressed Desire: To become an Air Cadet Jack is the boy with those gay plaid shirts. Someday soon he’ll be an Air Cadet and will be flying a super jet plane instead of commuting by bicycle. When you’re ’way up yonder. Jack, re¬ member us to the angels. CLAIRE HELEN THIBEDEAU “ Mickey ” 33 5 V 2 Union Street Franklin Virtue: Blonde hair Usually Found: At Penny’s Spa Suppressed Desire: To become a hairdresser The little girl with the big voice—that ' s our “Mickie. " Her gay laughter can always be heard whenever she ' s around. Claire wants to become a hairdresser and, if we are to judge by the way her pretty blonde hair always looks, we know she ' ll be a success. Activities: Basketball 1-4; Softball 1-4; Badminton 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Exhibition 3. LOUISE FLORENCE THIBEDEAU “Tibby” 783 West Central Street Franklin Virtue: Musical ability Usually Found: Lending her talents to F. H. S. Suppressed Desire: To become a school teacher A talented pianist, Louise has entertained us at several Oskeys besides playing for the girls’ physical classes. We all know she will be as successful at Fitchburg Teachers’ College as she has been at F. H. S., and we wish her all the luck in the world. Activities: Basketball 1-4; Softball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Bad¬ minton 1-4; Hockey 1, 3, 4; Oskey 2, 3; Exhibition 3; Glee Club 1 -3 ; Sports Club 4. MARLENE ALICE TURCOTTE ‘■Mari’ 121 Grove Street Franklin Virtue: Neatness T Jsually Found: Talking Suppressed Desire: To become a dental receptionist A cheery smile heralds Marlene, one of the best liked girls of our class. She can almost always be found cheering loud and long at most of the F. H. S. games. Marl wants to become a dental re¬ ceptionist; with her gay smile and sunny disposition we know this position will be perfect for her. Activities: Basketball 1-4; Volleyball 1-4; Softball 1,2; Bad¬ minton 1 - 3 ; Hockey 1 ; Sports Club 3, 4 ; Exhibition 3. DONALD WAMBOLT " Dusty” " Buzz” Maple Street Franklin Virtue: Musical ability Usually Found: Ushering at the Morse Theatre Suppressed Desire: To travel around the world " Dusty” is the guy with the big happy grin for everyone. His musical talents were shown to advantage when he played with the " Starlighters " ' at many of F. H. S.’s dances and Oskeys. We are looking forward to the day when we can see him leading his own band. How about it, Don? Activities : Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Boxing Club 1; Jr. Prom Com¬ mittee 3. MARIAN WEBB “T ivinny” 69 Pleasant Street Franklin Virtue: Pep Usually Found: Waiting for the week-end Suppressed Desire: To be older than Mary Meet Mary’s " little sister. " Where Twinny finds the pep we ' ll never know, but whenever you need help just go to her. Con¬ gratulations on a grand job as one of our best cheerleaders. Activities: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Field Hockey 1. 2, 3, 4; Badminton 1, 2, 3. 4; Softball 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Play 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Sports Club 3, 4; Junior Prom Com. 3 ; Cheerleader 2, 3, 4. MARY WEBB “T win” 69 Pleasant Street Franklin Virtue: An all A report card Usually Found: In the brick building at the corner of W. Central and Union Streets Suppressed Desire : To become an R. N. Orchids to Part II of the famous Webb combination for her superb scholastic record. We know that whatever Twin under¬ takes she ' ll excel in. Activities: Cheerleader 2. 3, 4; Oskey 1, 2, 3, 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Junior Prom Com. 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Field Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Badminton 1, 2, 3, 4; Softball 1, 2, 3, 4; Sports Club 3, 4. LAURA MARIE WOOLLEY ‘■Goldie” 302 Washington Street Franklin Virtue: Blonde hair Usually Found: Imitating others Suppressed Desire: To have an unlimited charge account Tall, blonde, and striking describes " Goldie " perfectly. Laura can certainly be classified as being one of the loveliest in our class, and also as one of the smartest and wittiest. We all wish you luck, Laura, in whatever you do. Activities: Basketball 1, 2: Jr. Prom Com. 3; Yearbook Staff 4; Class Play 4; Social Committee 1,2; Volleyball 1, 2; Oskey 2 ; Aquarium Club 2. SENIORS AS JUNIORS C lass Day Glass Officers President —Ronnie Gianetti Secretary —Jackie Ledbury Vice President ■—Paul Lawton Treasurer —June Yankee Senior Glass Gbata Marshals —Robert Buffone and Lawrence Spurr Colors Blue and Gold Motto Thus ends our first lesson. Flower Yellow Rose COMMENCEMENT DAY HONORS 1st—Marian Webb 3rd—Louise Thibedeau 2nd —Mary Webb 4 th —William O ' Neil and Arthur Maringas 6th —Louis Molinaro CLASS DAY HONORS Oration —Paul Remington Will —June Yankee History —Charles Borruso Prophecy —Irene Dorr Gifts —Laura Woolley Glass Calendar September Seniors at last! Freshmen taught the rules of armed warfare at F. H. S. Mr. D. lays down the law for all students, especially the seniors (probably fear of an acute wave of senioritis). October Columbus discovered America and Nathan discovered the Freshmen. Nath¬ an finds something else about the Freshmen. They aren ' t all boys, you know. November Thank goodness for Thanksgiving (sleep, ah, it ' s wonderful. First football game on Thanksgiving in years). Hallowe ' en—after boot training in F. H. S., the prize terrors of our fair high school are let loose to terrorize the town of Franklin. December Purdy was last seen driving away from F. H. S. in a heavily loaded armored truck (that money from Brink ' s was borrowed by high school seniors to pay for their graduation pictures). The mob broke loose from the guards for Christmas vacation. January After being dragged back to school, they welded our balls and chains back on, and resolutions were made by Mr. D. and company that we would settle down to good, hard, work for the rest of the year. Resolution quickly forgotten (although not by the faculty). February More holidays. Valentine ' s Day—Flash. Our Ed. finds the Valentine ' s spirit overwhelming and gives in finally. Senior class play—offer received to take the place of South Pacific, but Mr. D. thought otherwise. March St. Patrick ' s Day dance. Huge success, but we lost money. Pool room closed to minors (temporarily). Our President held out thru Valentine ' s Day, but at St. Pat ' s dance gives in, too. April Spring vacation—start of spring fever, too—Seniors have had it for two months, already. Barnum Bailey have met their match—Oskey Circus huge success. Maybe we get our yearbooks after all. May Teachers get out the bull whips to get underclassmen thru the year. Prom comes—goes! Religious class attendance drops overwhelmingly low. June Underclassmen bid fond farewell to seniors. Teachers likewise (with a sigh of relief). With us gone, the barbed wire entanglements are then removed from Study Hall. Glass Oration A CASE AGAINST SOCIALISM One of the great problems of the world today is whether or not to socialize. It happens that in many countries we already have socialism and America has been more than touched by its principles and effects. Socialism is simply the dividing up of the wealth of a nation among all its citizens and control of all industry, farms, and other businesses by the government. The state controls everything from the price of milk to how much education, where one shall study, and in what field. It plans every¬ thing from the extent of railroads to the amount of wheat that is to be grown. It is really an artificial economy, a planned one. In America Socialism is now showing its head. It is slightly disguised but can still be recognized. It appears in the form of Federal conservation projects and power plants. Its first appearance is as a benefactor in the government’s Tennessee Valley Authority. This is a large government electrical power and irrigation project. With this tool the government has gained control of the livelihood of most of the people in that area. This control brings reduced freedom to the people and is a start in one field toward socialization. We are the ones to decide whether this socialistic trend will continue to grow or whether it has run its course. One of the reasons that Socialism gains such support is the things it supposedly gains for the individual from the material standpoint. The nature of people has much to do with its immediate popularity. We humans like the idea of getting something for nothing. This doesn’t usually work out too well because we have to pay for every¬ thing eventually. The idea of getting something for nothing regardless of whether we are deserv¬ ing or not is not good. I should like to point out reasons other than the above ethical one as to why I do not believe in socialized industry. First, Socialism if put to work will ultimately lead to dissention among groups and within groups. A good workman who doesn’t get recognition for his work over that of a poor workman will eventually slow down to a lower efficiency. This will occur in a socialistic state and will destroy personal initiative. Secondly, socialized industry also destroys the incentive to progress when there is no competition. It is common sense that if we don’t have to improve our products or our method of making them to keep ahead of the competition there will be no in¬ centive to increase quality or productivity and this necessary evil retards production. Thirdly, there is endless “red tape” involved with socialized industry which is government controlled and operated. Industry must comply with all government reg¬ ulations which have to do with everything from the buying of materials to the price of the finished object. With all these necessary controls of the socialized industry there is much red tape which slows down everything, and there is not much one can do about it. This red tape would surely strangle the productivity of a nation encoiling plant by plant. An example of these evils is the industry of England which has been socialized in part. The government has set goals on industry with its control of almost everything of importance and it still can’t make industry reach its quota. This is a fair example and a good one of what to expect from Socialism. We may believe socialized medicine to be a panacea in this desolation of mis¬ takes. But is this the case? One can get medical attention, but can he get it when he wants it? We know that some people will overdo a good thing. People with nothing wrong will try to have something wrong with themselves so they can see the doctor and keep up with the Joneses. This has happened in England. People there have over¬ loaded the doctors, dentists, and other men in medicine and its many branches. It takes many months to get glasses in England. A man who breaks his glasses may be unable to do any work in any personal safety for several months. CLASS ORATION (Concluded) This is an example of what can readily occur with overloaded medical facilities and equipment, but this is not so bad as another possibility. Perhaps a woman be¬ comes sick and cannot get sufficient medical care. The doctor cannot give a complete enough examination. Even if he could, medical facilities are so overloaded that he couldn’t use all the proper tools of his trade. They aren’t available. Even if every¬ thing is under control except the need of hospitalization this also is out of immediate reach for like everything the hospitals are overloaded. With all these difficulties it is certain that the health will be undermined. The upswing hasn’t been great but it has increased. This in the actual field of medicine has been enough almost to condemn the pro¬ gram but there is also another angle. This is the staggering cost of the health program. Experts’ guesses were wrong and the expense of running the program has been way too high to allow its continuance without putting a great drain on the economy of the nation. With all these disadvantages socialized medicine doesn’t shine as brightly as when first presented. At best it is no better than it was before socialization. Probably the greatest fault of socialism is its vulnerability to Communist infiltra¬ tion. The Communist and Socialist political theories are alike in most respects except Communism is ruled by a dictator and the Socialist state by a legislature. This close relationship has many disadvantages. The Communists as a well organized minority can infiltrate into the Socialist party and advance as the Socialist party advances. When in power the Socialists have the chance to substitute their own men in office. The Communists in the party will also get positions of rank and power. Their power will eventually extend over the police and other security forces under their influence. By substituting fellow Communists in these groups they gain complete charge of these or¬ ganizations. When the time is right th ey strike. With no organized resistance the country falls to the Communists. Czechoslovakia is an example of where the above pattern was used. This vulner¬ ability to Communism is one of the worst aspects of Socialism. With Communism there comes the stiffing of Religion, Education, and Freedom. With these the people of the world will not progress but regress—slaves to a dictator with nothing to look for or to. Socialism is one of the things on the horizon for Americans to decide for or against. I have concerned myself with the negative side which I believe outweighs the posi¬ tive side. Our American way of life has made us the richest and most prosperous people on the earth. We should know all the angles before we decide to substitute anything for our American way of life. We are the ones who will suffer from, or enjoy, the fruits of our decision. PAU L REMINGTON Glass Prophecy In the spring of 1960 I was stricken with a sudden urge to travel but couldn ' t lind any particular reason for doing so. It wasn ' t until I started to look up travel folders that I decided it would be fun to look up the members of my class and see just what the future had held in store for them. It all began when I found RONNIE GIANETTI in one of the travel agencies in Boston, where he was mapping out trips and continuing his favorite pastime of selling tickets. We naturally talked about old times and I found out the follow¬ ing from him: BEVERLY MACKINTOSH is still very much interested in horses and had just that week entered a horse at Suffolk Downs which won the sweepstakes. The WEBB TWINS are still working together, having reached the top of the medical profession, and are running a clinic of their own. HAROLD GILBERT is now managing the Red Sox with no one else for his star pitcher but JOSEPH MCDERMOTT. EDDIE MCNALLY, LAWRENCE MORRISSEY and FRANCIS OBER have entered the construction field and have a large firm of their own. SALLY EASTMAN is operating a roller skating rink just outside the City and is a most popular instructor. Before I knew it, RONNIE had sold me on the idea of a tour of the United States. Early one morning I started out on the first lap of my journey, which was to take me to New York City. As I made a round of night clubs whom did I find but LEO PALLADENO, running one of the best. His chorus was really a source of luck for me in my search, for there I found KAY OBER, BARBARA NASUTI and REGINA FAENZA. Wishing to re-style my present hairdo, I found, in a perfectly gorgeous beauty salon, ROBERT FELCH, acting as manager. During our conversation, I learned that JOAN LAWRENCE is making a name for herself by advertising a personal shopping service for men who dislike doing their own shopping in the feminine line. I had a long talk with her and found that she had met DEAN FISH, RICHARD DAVIS and JOHN MCCARTHY in her shop, all of whom told her that they are professional models for men ' s sportswear. No visit would have been complete without a trip to Yankee Stadium where JACKIE GENTILI was being acclaimed a national baseball hero. It was here, too, that I met LEON BERTONE, handling a large peanut and popcorn concession very nicely. On my way to Washington, D. C., I made a short stop in Philadelphia just in time to attend Carnegie Hall, at a concert which was being given by LOUISE THIBEDEAU. Washington was all I expected and more too. A visit to the Senate led me to PAUL REMINGTON, who was breaking all filibuster records, and BEATRICE ROMETTI, his very capable secretary, was keeping up with him as only she could do. I found RUTH EMMONS carrying on in the Department of Labor, as a most efficient secretary. While walking along the Basin and enjoying the Cherry Blossoms, I was delighted to meet JOHN STEWART who is a major in the U. S. Army and RON¬ ALD DOLLOFF, a captain in the U. S. Navy. Both of these men were very hand¬ some in their official uniforms. CLASS PROPHECY (Continued) Going on to Miami, I found Florida rather uneventful until I stopped at a very elaborate gas station and was very happy to find none other than BOBBY EKSTROM, who proved to be the owner. Here at last I had found someone who might be in a position to have seen some of my classmates. Sure enough, he had seen several during the winter. ARTHUR ADAMS and ANITA JOHNSON had been there touring the country as soloists with KENNY DEROSIER ' S orchestra. DONALD WAMBOLT was featured as star drummer. HELEN BROWN, I learned, is a sportswriter for a large newspaper syndi¬ cate, while JUNE CROWTHERS is also writing a newspaper column giving the latest tips on Homemaking. CLAIRE BARDOL is a weather observer atop a high mountain in the West and is winning acclaim as tops in the profession. GLORIA DROWNE is a member of the artist colony at Provincetown where her work is gaining fame daily. I was amazed to hear that ARLENE FITZPATRICK had retired after making a fortune advertising a lifetime guarantee on how to have curly hair forever. She is now handing out the formula free of charge— " Be born with it. " JOHN HALLISEY is still the same old playboy—Enjoying a life of travel without a care in the world. Continuing on, I finally reached New Orleans, where a holiday had been declared because of handsome movie hero, NORMAN BOUCHER ' S, personal appearance. Staying for the reception, I was pleasantly surprised to see HARRY PAKSARIAN, his body guard, doing an excellent job protecting him against the onslaught of Bobby Soxers. My next stop was Houston, Texas. The first thing I saw was a large bill board, advertising Charles Atlas, and none other than GEORGE LANDRY was posing for it. Striking out into the real he-man section of the state, I found RALPH DE- LUCIA and PAUL JONES well established on immense ranches. I soon reached the Rio Grande and crossed over, just hitting the border of Mexico. Here was our old friend ARTHUR MARINGAS, being practically mob¬ bed by the Mexican senoritas while playing his guitar. Arizona, the Sunshine State, had been the choice of BEVERLY BELYEA for the rest home she is running. JANICE MACDONALD had just arrived two weeks before my visit, to become her partner in the enterprise. I was sure I would meet more classmates in California, and I did. My first call was on JUNE YANKEE and LAURA WOOLLEY, who were on the west coast modeling for magazine covers. Together we started to locate more of our class¬ mates. LESTER SIMPSON had a large orange grove where he specializes in seed¬ less oranges. NATHAN SHAW was very busy producing what he hoped would be a play worthy of being the hit of the season. Wanting to look over the movie lots, I started out one morning early to make a day of it. It proved most interesting. Hearing a terrific uproar at one of the studios, I was informed that the female Laurel and Hardy of the day were on location. I can ' t say I was surprised to find them to be none other than AN¬ GELA BISCOTTI and THERESA GEROMINI. BETTE PASOUANTONIO, who had been on the coast for some time, was enjoying a vacation from her vocation of professional cheerleader at Notre Dame. A long chat with her gave me the following news: CLASS PROPHECY (Concluded) NEIL MCGROARY is traveling with the Metropolitan Opera Company. WILLIAM O ' NEIL is considering the presidency as head of Columbia Univer¬ sity, while MATTHEW HERMANS is making a trip to the North Pole in the in¬ terest of science. CHARLES BORRUSO is fast becoming a noted historian, his best work to date being " The History of the Class of 1950, Franklin High School. " TINA CUGNO is our number one F. B. I. woman, with MARLENE TURCOTTE her able assistant. Traveling on the Oregon, I found PAUL LAWTON well established as a physician in Portland, while JOHN MORRISSEY was in charge of a lumber camp farther north. JOSEPH PULSONE ' S sheep ranch was one of the wonders of Montana. I found the Middle West particularly interesting, especially when I discover¬ ed JACKIE LEDBURY perfectly happy in her little home on the prairie. Our visit together furnished me with more interesting news of my classmates. BETTE ANN DIMARZO has tired of waiting for the Navy to come to her, so she has gone to it, by joining the Waves. VIRGINIA HOLBROOK is fast becoming a radio comedienne, co-starring with JOHN PADULA. KENNETH CLARK is a big executive in one of Detroit ' s largest automobile concerns and ROBERT BURKE owns a large chain of taxi-cabs, still insisting on being one of the firm ' s drivers. In Buffalo, I was pleasantly surprised to see DOLORES COTELLESSO being featured as a singer, while VIRGINIA ELLSWORTH was being hailed as a ballet dancer. My trip was fast coming to an end. It was time to look up the rest of the mem¬ bers of the class, some of whom I remembered as still being close to home. I called on DORIS FERTITTA, who is happily settled in a beautiful home in Norfolk, while EVELYN BROTHERS and MAE BRUMMITT have also chosen to become homemakers, instead of career women, and have stayed in Franklin. JACK DODAKIAN is famous everywhere for his thoroughbred chickens, and LUELLA GATIE is doing office work in one of our largest manufacturing establishments. LOUIS MOLINARO is well established as head master in one of our largest colleges, while PAUL MORRIS has started a trade school in Worcester in which he specializes in the training of janitors. NORMAN RYAN is the proud owner of a beautiful bowling alley, while HUGO SANTORO is doing wonders with his machine shop. Once again I was checking over my list, when and to my amazement over the radio I heard a very familiar voice, which turned out to be that of JANET SAUNDERS, who was reviewing the results of the day ' s sports. At last I had found the eighty-two members of the Class of 1950. My trip had been beyond anything I had expected, and I was already looking forward to repeating the experience in 1970. I had found that the illustrious class of 1950 had kept its resolution to make the grade come what may and had made use of every opportunity offered. My faith in every member has convinced me that the next ten years will find more fame and greater success for each and everyone of us. IRENE C. DORR Glass Sifts It is my assigned duty to give a gift to each. In passing out jobs, they gave me a peach. So much for that; it’s too late to fret, Just listen closely and see what you’ll get. MARY WEBB—A sheet of carbon. MARIAN WEBB—A report card with all D’s and F’s on it so she’ll know how the rest of the class feels. JACKIE LEDBURY—A “Bill” for 5 ft. 8 in. of “Prairie.” BETTE DIMARZO—A new crew cap, freshly laundered. BETTE PASQUANTONIO—A chicken so she can start that farm she’s always dreaming about. VIRGINIA ELLSWORTH—A bottle of “Jimmies.” LEO PALLADENO—A bottle of shoe polish to help him to retain his shine. TINA CUGNO—A deer hunting license. Remember, Tina, only one “Buck” per person. KENNETH DEROSIER—An audition with Harry James’ agent. ROBERT FELCH—A new bicycle. JOHN HALLISEY—A bath tub to sail his fleet in when he gets to be an admiral. JANICE MACDONALD—An audition with Phil Spitalny. We expect to be hearing of “Janice and her magic clarinet.” PAUL LAWTON—A package of “Guisti fruit” gum. ARTHUR MARINGAS—A can of corn in case he exhausts his own supply. ANITA JOHNSON—Nothing—she’s a girl who really has everything. JUNE YANKEE—A copy of her old favorite “Sedermental Me.” NORMAN BOUCHER—-A bottle of smelling salts to revive his swooning feminine admirers. ANGIE BISCOTTI—A job on the Inner Sanctum program. THERESA GEROMINI—This book entitled “How to Speak English in Six Easy Lessons.” RONNIE DOLLOFF—This truck to help to get his trucking business started. GEORGE LANDRY—A completed book report. RUTH EMMONS—A bell so we’ll know where she is. What’s wrong, Ruth? Has the cat got your tongue? REGINA FAENZA—A contract to pose for Ring Clear nylons. PAUL REMINGTON—81 votes for the office of Speaker of the House. KAY OBER—A lump of sugar so she’ll stay as sweet as she is. EDDIE MCNALLY—An alarm clock with a super-loud alarm. BILL O’NEIL—A bottle of asprins for the headache he must have over the yearbook. DONALD WAMBOLT—A ticket to India where his talent for snake charming will find company. HARRY PAKSARIAN—A $20 ad for the yearbook—that’s all Harry has wanted for the past two months. JANET SAUNDERS—A burlap sack—she’d even look good in that! NATE SHAW—The right to charge admission of the many who watch television at his house every Saturday night. LESTER SIMPSON—An electric milking machine so he won’t have to get up so early. JOHN STEWART—A silencer to wear with his plaid shirts. CLASS GIFTS (Continued) LOUISE THIBEDEAU—An invitation to come back and play the Warsaw Concerto for us any time at all. BEVERLY BELYEA—A pair of Eleanor Powell’s dancing shoes which Bev will do justice with. RALPH DELUCIA—A lion suit with a non detachable tail to save him further embarrassment. GLORIA DROWNE—A piece of candy and a piece of cake for her memory album. DORIS FERTITTA—A life preserver so she won’t “Drowne.” CLAIRE BARDOL—A copy of the song “It’s So Nice to Have a Man Around the House” which we suspect Claire wrote. We can dream, can’t we? BARBARA NASUTI—A two week vacation in No. Attleboro. SKIP GILBERT—An introduction to the seniors girls whom we doubt Skip knows are alive. The underclassmen have been taking up a lot of his time. LUELLA GATIE—An “educated whip” to help her keep up with a certain teacher’s “wisecracks.” CLAIRE THIBEDEAU—An extra pair of glasses for those sightless days after breaking her own. LARRY MORRISSEY—A job with the Band of America. BOB BURKE—A new coat of paint for his flivver. KENNY CLARK—An assignment to wi’ite “My Life As a Mountie” for one of our leading magazines. CHARLIE BORRUSO—A bigger car for his many friends. JOHN PADULA—The starring role in Cecil B. DeMille’s new picture “Sampson, Jr.” JACK GENTILI—An extra birthday so he can be as old as the rest of us. SONNY BERTONE—A meter for his “taxi.” RONNIE GIANETTI—An extra hand which we’re sure he can use in performing his numerous duties as president of this class. JOHN MORRISSEY—The back seat of Charlie’s car which he usually occupies anyway. DICK DAVIS—A can of bait for that line he has. MAE BRUMMITT—Harry Conover’s address. NORMAN RYAN—Five extra fingers so he will always keep in “touch” with us. DEAN FISH—A contract to pose for Charles Atlas’ famous “before” and “after” course. Dean is “Mr. After,” of course. IRENE DORR—This picture of herself bearing the title “The Perfect Secretary.” ROBERT EKSTROM—A pair of roller skates for those days when he misses the bus. PAUL MORRIS—A ladder to help him climb to success. LOUIS MOLINARO—Scotch tape to keep his eyelashes from fluttering against his glasses. FRAN OBER—A Toni refill kit. EVELYN BROTHERS and JUNE CROWTHERS—Medals for their excellent work in the business department. DOLORES COTELLESSO—A hammer so she’ll keep on hitting those sweet notes. CLASS GIFTS (Concluded) GINNIE HOLBROOK—A cake in return for the many she’s baked for our class. MARLENE TURCOTTE—A magnifying glass so we can find her once in a while. BEATRICE ROMETTI—A ribbon to hold back her lovely brown hair. JOHN MCCARTHY—A joke so we can hear his hearty laugh. NEIL MCGROARY—The wonderful memory of his enraptured audience on the nights of April 27 and 28. JOE MCDERMOTT—A copy of the song “Linda.” ART ADAMS—This slip of paper on which is written the answer to his question, “Why Do They Always Say No?” JOAN LAWRENCE—A booklet on the fundamentals of driving. ARLENE FITZPATRICK—A job with the famous Rockettes. SALLY EASTMAN-—Two tickets to the Roller Derby which we’re sure she’ll enjoy. PAUL JONES—An anchor so he’ll stay in one place for more than three seconds. BEVERLY MACKINTOSH—A little “Ray” of sunshine to brighten her days. MATTHEW HERMANS—A book of stamps to use in his correspondence to his friends in Holland, his former home. HELEN BROWN—This miniature basketball as a token of our appreciation of the wonderful job she did on the basketball court. JACK DODAKIAN—A horn so that he’ll make at least half as much noise as the rest of the class does. HUGO SANTORO—The right to join the Freshman class. He seems to find this class very appealing. JOE PULSONE—A gold cap for his toe that seems to always make that extra point when it’s most needed. Now I’m through; that’s all in my pack. If you have a complaint, I’ll meet you out in back! LAURA M. WOOLLEY Glass History On one pleasant day in September in the year of 1946, a large body of students entered the doors of F. H. S. destined to become to Class of 1950. The first teacher we met was our principal, Mr. Doherty. He nearly froze us to our seats during his opening day speech. He sternly cautioned us as to what he ex¬ pected of us through the next four years. If he were trying to scare us on to the right path, he certainly succeeded in doing it! As the days went by, however, we acquired a deep respect and genuine admiration for ou r principal. Whenever a helping hand was needed, he was always ready and willing. Our first social gathering was the annual Freshmen Acquaintance Party. At this time we became full-fledged students of F. H. S. With smiling faces and knuckle¬ breaking handshakes, the seniors almost mutilated our arms from our bodies. They succeeded in extending to us a hearty welcome! After Christmas we elected class officers. Those elected were: President . John Gentili Vice-President.Louis Molinaro Secretary . Kathy Kenny Treasurer . June Yankee For class advisor we elected Mr. Beane. Our Sophomore year started off with a bang! We elected class officers very early in the year. They were: President.Jack Gentili Vice-President . Louis Molinaro Secretary . Jackie Ledbury Treasurer . June Yankee This year Mr. Fitzpatrick took over the reign of class advisor. Our only social activity worthy of note was our Sophomore Social. Although few attended, all had a wonderful time. Our Freshmen and Sophomore years passed very quickly. We made many friends and was constantly seeking more. We passed the first two years with flying colors. As the Junior year approached we looked forward to another prosperous year. “Upper Classmen” we were called—a title we had long sought. Immediately we elected class officers: President.Jack Gentili Vice-President . Louis Molinaro Secretary . Jackie Ledbury Treasurer . June Yankee Due to other duties, Mr. Fitzpatrick, like Mr. Beane, had to withdraw as class advisor We, the Senior Class of 1950, wish, however, to express our grateful appre¬ ciation for their help in guiding us through our first two years. Mr. Masi, a friend in need, came to our assistance and became a third, able advisor. In the field of sports, many of our athletes made a name for themselves. In 1948 on the gridiron we won seven games and lost one. A record that speaks for itself. The Senior Class was represented by such worthy players as Leon Bertone, John Mor¬ rissey, John Padula, Jack Gentili, Joe Pulsone, Norman Boucher, Ralph DeLucia, Dean Fish, John Hallisey, Hugo Santoro, Nathan Shaw, and your historian. A large portion of credit goes to Coach Anthony Pisini, whose long hours of constant drilling and brilliant coaching brought forth this splendid team. Representing the Senior Class in basketball and baseball were noted players as Jack Gentili, Bob Burke, Kenny Clarke, Bob Ekstrom, Ronnie Gianetti, George Lan¬ dry, Paul Lawton, Joe McDermott, John Padula and Leo Palladeno. Many hair-raising performances, exhibitions of clever styles on ball-handling and clean sportsmanship spotlighted their record. A substantial addition was made in our school during the summer months previous to our Junior year—a new modern and artistically decorated cafeteria. For the first CLASS HISTORY (Continued) time in many years students were able to purchase hot lunches. To Miss DiAntonio and her efficient helpers, we, the Class of ’50, express our sincere thanks and grateful appreciation for a job well done. In order to raise money for our yearbooks, a Movie Review was held in the High School Auditorium. Mr. Masi and Mr. Chilson gathered together many candid shots. These films made a big hit with the students and the class profited financially. A few weeks later, Miss Beane and the girls from her physical classes presented a very interesting program. Roller-skating was featured as a girls’ sport at this time by the Junior girls, which gave more girls a chance to participate in extra-curricular activities about the school. As “time waits for no man” before we realized it the biggest and gayest social event was soon to take place. The Junior Prom under the careful direction of Mr. Masi, with the help of the art classes, made an elaborate spring garden scene, but only after long hours of hard work. The Grand March was led by Dick Yankee and Jackie Ledbury. Ben Lancisi’s orchestra furnished the music. As the end of our Junior year rolled around we found that we were at the thres¬ hold of a new adventure. We realized that after one more year our high school days would be over. We would soon take an active part in life. This was our last chance to make good, so, into our senior year we came. A dignified and sophisticated lot we were! At our first meeting we elected class officers. The officers remained the same ex¬ cept for Ronnie Gianetti who was now President. The Christmas dance was quite successful. Many thanks to the committees who made it possible. The annual Senior Class Play was held in February. The title was " Mother Is A Freshman.” The leading parts were played by June Yankee and Nathan Shaw. The cast was very well selected by Mr. Beane. They presented an excellent performance. A very successful food sale was held in April; we could have sold much more food, if we had it. During Lent we sponsored a movie which was shown at the Morse Theatre. The proceeds were used to swell the Oskey Fund. With a chorus of fifty students and many talented young stars, an excellent Oskey Circus furnished thrills and entertainment for old and young. Barnum and Bailey might well look to their laurels, since the Oskey Circus of April 27th and 28th. On behalf of the Class I wish at this time to thank Mr. Beane and Mr. Masi for their splendid assistance in preparing and presenting the Oskey. Santina Cugno earned the unique title of Franklin High’s “good citizen.” This was indeed an honor, for her title was awarded not only because she had achieved a high rank in Social Science, but also because she was voted by the faculty as a student who should represent her school at a meeting of youthful good citizens in Boston. The Parent Teacher’s Association sent Santina Cugno and June Yankee, two worthy seniors, to attend a session of the United Nations Conference. Thus the Class of ’50 ex¬ tended its spirit into the Great Wide World. At a special class meeting on April 21, Mr. Doherty announced the scholastic honors. Valedictorian.Marian Webb Salutatorian.Mary Webb First Essay.Louise Thibedeau Second Essay. William O’Neil Third Essay.Arthur Maringas Fourth Essay. Louis Molinaro At the same meeting the following additional honor parts were voted. June Yankee . Will Irene Dorr . Prophecy Laura Woolley . Gifts Paul Remington.Orator and your Historian.Charles Borruso CLASS HISTORY (Concluded) After our spring vacation our social activities really claimed the spotlight. On May 19th, the Junior Prom was held. The Grand March was led by Ronnie Gianetti and Joan Wyllie. The setting assumed the shape of an Enchanted Ballroom. To Miss DiAntonio and her Juniors we extend our sincere appreciation for making this an evening of enchantment. Baccalaureate services were held Sunday evening, June 4th. At this time we re¬ ceived the Blessing of our Lord and heard an inspiring message delivered by Mr. Trueman J. Menadue. The Senior Class Play was again presented on June 5th. As was expected the cast turned in another fine show. On June 6th the graduating class of 1950 were honored guests at the Alumni Banquet. The worthy accomplishments accredited to the Class of “50” are definitely a re¬ sult of the untiring efforts of our splendid guide, Mr. Masi. Words are inadequate to express our sincere thanks to him for the inspiration and help he has given to us these past two years. We have planned to spend tonight in a gay mood of laughter and pleasant reminiscing. Tomorrow evening we shall assume a more dignified attitude. We shall be pre¬ pared to receive the honors for which we have been striving. So Classmates: Although we go this way but once, Why not make the journey worth-while, Giving to those who travel with us A helping hand, a word of cheer, or a smile? We go this way but once. Ah! never more Can we go back along the selfsame way To get more out of life, undo the wrongs, Or speak the words we knew but did not say. We go this way but once. So let us make The roads we travel smooth and bright By helpful, kindly deeds and tender words, Smoothing the path with pleasant smiles and laughter light. But though we can’t retrace our steps, We can count the score, and tomorrow will bring us another chance to try once more. Your Historian, CHARLES BORRUSO Glass mil We, the Class of 1950, being sound in body and mind? do make this our last will and testament and do bequeath all of our property, real and imaginary, acquired during our four years at Franklin High School in the following manner. We also declare all previous wills and testaments as well as promises to pay made by our class as null and void. TO THE JUNIORS: All of our poise, social grace, and understanding of the better things in life. Also a small black book with the necessary information for evading home work, and chewing gum without detection. I, Virginia Ellsworth, leave my place on the left hand side of the road to Nancy Wood. I, Harry Paksarian, leave my book entitled, " My Way With Women, " to Sam Alashaian to add to his many volumes on that subject. I, Leo Palladeno, leave my set of genuine pearly whites to Ralph Masi. We, Marian Webb and June Yankee, leave our interest in Boston College to Peter Lawton and Biagio Palumbo although theirs may differ in some way. T O THE SOPHOMORES: The right to emerge from their daydreams and assume a position of some importance in Franklin High School life. I, Mary Webb, leave my interest in presidents to Marilyn DiMarzo. I, Kenneth DeRosier, leave my position as first trumpeter in Professor Howard ' s band to Ronald Yankee. I, Beverly Mackintosh, leave my ability to get bounced from Math class to Janet Faenza. I, Paul Lawton, leave the possibility of becoming one the of P. L. ' s to Paul¬ ine Guisti. TO THE FUTILE FRESHMEN: Another year in which to emerge from their cocoon. I, John Hallisey, leave my dangerous way of living to Bobby Vipraio. I, Norman Boucher, leave my astounding strength and physique to Ralph Guinard. I, George Landry, leave my art of progression in the lunch line to Charles Varjian. I, Eddie McNally, bequeath the putty knife and paper bag to Barston Beder- ian in hopes he will keep F. H. S. free of gum. CLASS WILL (Concluded) TO THE FACULTY: To Mr. Masi, we give back the ten years which the Class of 1950 took from his life. To Miss Marrs, we would like to leave the five hundred dollars she lost on her car, but due to circumstances we leave an I. O. U. To Mr. Doherty, we leave a record and amplifier which will automatically go on at 1:45 and continuously repeat throughout the gym until 3:30, " Sit on the bleachers. " To Mr. Howard, we leave a new " Goldilocks " to replace the one he loses this year. In the presence of the following sound and authorized witnesses we do de¬ clare this instrument to be our last will and testament on this eighth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and fifty. Class Officers: Ronald Gianetti Paul Lawton Jacqueline Ledbury June Yankee Witnesses: Rag Mop Chug A. Lug Hoop D. Doo Scribe June Yankee Glass Song Tune—I’m On My Way to Mandalay Oh Franklin High, dear Franklin High! These cherished memories will never die. Our pride in you, our classmates true Lift your colors to the sky. We’ll ne’er forget the things you’ve given us To help our future dreams come true, Now the time is nigh, dear Franklin High, To say good-bye to you. Our studies thru, we’re leaving you, But we will always keep our love for you. We won’t forget the friends we’ve met Nor the joys we always knew. We thank you for the fun, the work, the knowledge won, The opportunities too; With heads held high, dear Franklin High We bid a fond adieu. Our faculty and parents too, Your steadfast faith in us has seen us thru. Our thanks to you. We’ll aim to do All the things you’d want us to; We’ll work and win our goal. With courage high we’ll hold our colors, blue and gold. They’ll remind us of our high school And the work we have to do. CUTEST DID MOST FOR CLASS WIT FRANKLIN HIGH MOST INTELLECTUAL gO_ST PLEASING bluff CLASS ARTISTS TYPICAL BEST LOOKING Senior Celebrities DID MOST FOR F. H. S. MOST POPULAR . BEST LOOKING . MOST RESPECTED BEST ATHLETE . MOST SOCIABLE . BEST DRESSED . BEST DANCER . BEST ALL-AROUND . CUTEST . MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED . CLASS TEASE . CLASS BLUFF. TALLEST . SHORTEST . MOST INTELLECTUAL . MOST PLEASING PERSONALITY ... LADY AND GENTLEMAN. BEST LINE . CLASS POET. BEST ACTOR AND ACTRESS . BIGGEST HEARTBREAKER CLASS WIT. PEPPIEST . NOISIEST . QUIETEST . BEST ORATOR . TYPICAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT BEST NATURED . FINEST SENSE OF HUMOR . BEST MANNERED . NEATEST . SMOOTHEST . CLASS ARTIST . OPPOSITE SEX HATER . SWEETEST SMILE . MOST POPULAR FRESHMAN . MOST POPULAR SOPHOMORE MOST POPULAR JUNIOR . FAVORITE PASTIME . FAVORITE SPORT. FAVORITE SOCIAL EVENT . FAVORITE DANCE PIECE . FAVORITE HANGOUT . FAVORITE COURSE . FAVORITE ORCHESTRA . FAVORITE LONGING . WHAT F. H. S. NEEDS LEAST . WHAT F. H. S. NEEDS MOST . BEST LIKED TEACHER AT F. H. S. . TYPICAL HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER Boy Harry Paksarian Jackie Gentili Norman Boucher Ronnie Gianetti Jackie Gentili Ronnie Gianetti Paul Lawton Nathan Shaw Ronnie Gianetti Leo Palladeno William O ' Neil Leo Palladeno Ed McNally Norman Boucher Harry Paksarian William O ' Neil Ronnie Gianetti Ronnie Gianetti Richard Davis Arthur Adams Norman Boucher Norman Boucher Leon Bertone Harry Paksarian Leo Palladeno Robert Felch George Landry Joe McDermott Charlie Borruso Leon Bertone Ronnie Gianetti Paul Lawton Richard Davis William O ' Neil Robert Felch Jacky Ledbury Bob Vipraio Joe Borruso Bob Buffone Eating Football Junior Prom " It Isn ' t Fair” Brunelli ' s Diner Physical Ed. Guy Lombardo Graduation Homework Smoking Room Mr. Beane—Mr. Fitzpatrick Miss Holmes Girl Jacky Ledbury Jacky Ledbury Laura Woolley Iiene Dorr Helen Brown Jacky Ledbury Irene Dorr Beverly Belyea Beverly Mackintosh Kay Ober Webb Twins Tina Cugno Regina Faenza Helen Brown June Crowthers Louise Thibedeau Jacky Ledbury Irene Dorr Beverly Belyea Beverly Mackintosh June Yankee Bette Pasquantonio Claire Bardol Tina Cugno Regina Faenza Joan Lawrence June Yankee Bette Pasquantonio Claire Bardol Claire Bardol Irene Dorr Irene Dorr Laura Woolley Gloria Drowne Ruth Emmons FOOTBALL The Franklin High School football team had a very successful season this year with a record of four wins, three ties, and only one loss. The boys played a hard season of football against such strong teams as St. Mary’s (Brookline), a new and very capable addition to our schedule, and Foxboro, Class D Champs of 1948. Our first Thanksgiving Day game in many years was played with Medway and a very large crowd saw the Panthers trounce Medway 33 to 9. We, the students, along with the teachers and people of the town, are very proud of our team’s record and give the highest praise to our two co-captains, Jack Gentili and Charlie Borruso, and to our faithful coach, Mr. Pisini. Senior members of the team of ’49 who were the mainstay of the squad in addi¬ tion to the co-captains were these: Leon Bertcne, Dean Fish, John Morrissey, Norman Boucher, Joe Pulsone, Ralph DeLucia, John Hallisey, John Padula, Hugo Santoro and Nathan Shaw. SCHEDULE F. H. S. 40 . Medfield 6 F. H. S. 13.Westwood 13 F. H. S. 13 . . St. Mary’s (Brookline) 13 F. H. S. 7 . Foxboro 7 F. H. S. 18 . Milford 0 F. H. S. 18 . . . St. Mary’s (Milford) 6 F. H. S. 0 . North Attleboro 13 F. H. S. 33 . Medway 9 BASKETBALL The Franklin High School basketball team had a hard season this year with a record of 9 wins and 10 losses, but more than half of the games were lost by but a few points. The fighting Panthers, nevertheless, finished in second place in the Midland League, and were invited to the Eastern Massachusetts Small School tournament, be¬ ing defeated in the opening game with St. John’s of North Cambridge. Our two co-captains, Ronnie Gianetti and Bob Buffone, did a swell job in leading the Panthers through the season. Also a great deal of credit goes to Jack Gentili, the sharp shooting guard who scored 196 points, followed by Bobby Buffone with 171 points and Junior Martello with 145 points. Members of the first team were Co-captains Ronnie Gianetti and Bobby Buffone, Jack Gentili, Junior Martello, Bob Vipraio, Leo Palladeno, Buck Spurr, Ken Clark, Paul Remington, Bob Burke, Alex Manocchio, and Paul Lawton. F. H. S. 40 . . Pawtucket Vocational 18 F. H. S. 49 . North Providence 61 F. H. S. 32.F. H. S. Alumni 34 F. H. S. 39 . Maynard 37 F. H. S. 30.Bellingham 36 F. H. S. 39 . Milford 24 F. H. S. 57 . Hudson 35 F. H. S. 38 . . St. Mary’s (Waltham) 43 F. H. S. 37 . Bellingham 44 F. H. S. 31 . Clinton 41 F. H. S. 32.Marlboro 34 F. H. S. 47 . Foxboro 51 F. H. S. 29 . Maynard 23 F. H. S. 68 . Milford 44 F. H. S. 37 . Hudson 38 F. H. S. 31 . Clinton 26 F. H. S. 37 . Foxboro 33 F. H. S. 31 . St. John’s (Cambridge) 52 F. H. S. 46.Marlboro 27 BASEBALL The Franklin High Baseball team is really looking good this year and it looks as if the Panthers will have a very good season with such able pitchers as Lefty Joe McDermott, Paul Lawton, Alex Manocchio, and Bob Ekstrom toeing the slab for the Panthers. Schedule—Two games with each of the following: Medway Hudson St. Mary’s (Milford) Dedham Bellingham Blackstone One game with Milford GOLF For the first time in the history of Franklin High a golf team has been formed. We have entered the Bay State League composed of these teams: Framingham, West- boro, Natick, Marlboro, Wellesley and Franklin. Mr. Doherty and Mr. Beane, both experienced golfers themselves, are our two golf coaches. We hope to have a student-teacher tournament in the near future. Members of the golf team are Leo Palladeno, Skip Gilbert, Alex Manocchio, Jig¬ ger Borruso, John McCarthy, Eddie McNally, Charles Jones, Ronnie Yankee and Zoo Yadisernia. GIRLS ' SPORTS “Scorers, timers, end captains ready?” These were the first words that the Frank¬ lin High School lassies heard when their basketball season got underway this year. Strangely enough the very same words were used to inaugurate the girls’ sports sec¬ tion of the yearbook in 1930. We certainly feel that they can be used again—and de¬ finitely with as much, if not more, enthusiasm, for we lost only one game and that by a lone point. Although basketball probably held the spotlight of importance for most of the girls, field hockey, badminton, and softball also held sway during the course of the year and each sport had its contingent of enthusiastic followers. Under the point sys¬ tem of achievement the intei ' est of all girls was kept at a high pitch. : i9| : mm SENIOR AND JUNIOR INTRAMURAL WINNERS CHEERLEADERS Cheerleaders Tina Cugno Mary Webb Marian Webb Bette Pasquantonio Jackie Ledbury Jean Cameron Pauline Guisti Pauline Howard Years of Par ticipation 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 With a total of 5 seniors on the squad we take our share of the credit for the pep and good spirit displayed at all our games—win or lose. c Autographs Autographs ttmuv.:::::::: IfegSUHa ’ ••• i • ••‘ ...11 • »««»»» •»»• «. MOTHER IS A FRESHMAN Several talented actors and actresses were brought into the limelight when the class play of 1950 was presented, for the chosen play, “Mother Is A Freshman,” gave ample opportunity for acting skill to be shown. A capacity audience witnessed the first performance held on February 20th at the Franklin High School Auditorium and a repeat performance is a part of Senior Week Activities. Our thanks and appreciation go to Mr. Beane under whose very able direction the play was made a success OSKEY It was a circus that attracted the crowds this year to the annual Oskey Show, presented by the Class of 1950 on April 27 and 28. There were several acts by members of our very talented class. The underclass¬ men and the Franklin High School Band also added to the show. Much of the success of the Oskey we owe to Mr. Beane whose work, time, and untiring efforts will always be remembered by the participants of the Oskey. OFFICE STAFF AND CUSTODIANS Franklin High School would not seem like F. H. S. without the familiar faces of Mrs. Diorio and Miss Boghosian, Mr. Dailey and Mr. Clark. Mary and Nora are always on the job at the office devoting their time and efforts to the students and their problems. Mr. Dailey and Mr. Clark add their hard work to that of the office staff in making the hi gh school a pleasant place in which to work. The Class of 1950 thanks them all. f 1 1 ’ ' ■ t K: wm % BAND GLEE CLUB . ' " ggs s s s gi — -.....-|gg| .£ ---- - sK Si w %• ' k T TV| 1 9 " r| 1 jHyft •• rs? MlC - f JUNIOR CLASS JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS SPONSORS Mr. and Mrs. Henri Beane Miss Beatrice Mercurio Miss Alice Beane Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Miller Miss Nora Boghosian Mr. Edward Morrissey Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burrows Mr. and Mrs. Neil McGroary Mr. and Mrs. D. Brogan Mr. and Mrs. William O’Neil Mrs. Michael J. 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