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CADEMY BELL 1946 X 1 A '? 1 F, 1" - K A if' X. , A ANNUAL 3 Fon THE MoNsoN A Y ACADEMY CLASS 1946 S 'We lmmlaly and gratefully dedicate our yearlaoole to tloe memory of tloose faitlaful sons of Monson flcademy wlvo unsemsbly gave tloeir lives in tloe second Qreat 'World 'War AN HISTORIC SKETCH .OF MONSON ACADEMY A Unlike most independent schools, Monson Academy does not owe its origin to a single founder. From the first it has been a co-operative effort. If we must point to a single great influence behind the school, we might go back to our first president of the Board of Trustees. It was the Reverend Iohn Willard, D.D., of Stafford, Connecticut, who joined with the local inn-keeper, Ioel Norcross, and the local parson, Iesse lves, in rousing public interest to the point of getting a state charter for the founding of Monson Academy. Mention should be made also of the Reverend Alfred Ely, one of the first Trustees and an active member from 1806 to 1866. Dr. Willard, who was graduated from Harvard as far back as 1751, was the brother of the more famous President Willard of Harvard C1781-18041 and was able to interest many of the leading scholars of the day in his Monson project. Under an act of 1797 the Massachusetts legislature had undertaken to endow with lands in the province of Maine any preparatory school built by the industry of the local people, if that particular area needed such educational facilities. For the location of such a school in this part of Western Massa- chusetts the citizens of Monson and Brimfield competed, and after some debate Monson was chosen. The Act of Incorporation of Monson Academy was passed by the Massa- chusetts House of Representatives on Iune 21, 1804, and half the Township of Monson, Maine, was granted as an endowment. A fund of over four thousand dollars was collected among local citizens, and the first Academy building was opened in 1806. ' Though the school was and still is closely associated with the local Congre- gational Church, there has been no official religious affiliation with any group. All creeds and races were welcome. This fact, no doubt, had a great deal to do .with the school's rapid rise to fame. The founding fathers had hoped for a school which would attract students from all over the state, in addition to functioning as a secondary school for the Monson area. In a very few years it had a national reputation, after its first quarter-century, students were coming from all over the world. There is no space here to go into many details of Monson's history. We can, however, note a few landmarks. The first headmaster, Simeon Colton, who left after his first year, in 1807, returned in 1821 and stayed for nine years. This was the period of Monson's beginning as a great school. During the decade 1820-1831 the school graduated such famous men as Sophocles of Harvard, America's greatest classical scholar, who came here all the way from Smyrna in Asia Minor, Dr. Henry L. Barnard, the first United States Commissioner of Education, regarded as second only to Horace Mann in the development of the American public school, Professor W. A. Larned, late professor at Yale College, and the Reverend Richard S. Storrs, D.D., of Brooklyn, New York, commonly and affectionately referred to in those days as "Prince of Preachers." A glance at the catalogues of the eighteen-twenties will show students from England, Greece, Turkey, and many parts of North America. Men went out from the Academy to open up the West and carry the Gospel to the South Seas. The Reverend Cushing Eels and the Reverend Charles B. Sumner were instru- mental in founding, respectively, Whitman College in Washington and Pomona College in California. The golden age of the school was the half-century between 1835 and 1885. This was, indeed, the period of the greatest flowering of the New England academy, and many fine old schools that made history then are no longer in existence. Only a few of the private schools survived the rival growth of the public high schools. In the middle of the last century, however, Monson built up the prestige that was to carry it through the years right up to the present day, though no longer as an academy for young ladies and gentlemen, but in its new role as a preparatory school for boys. In 1835 Charles Hammond, of Union, Connecticut, entered Monson as a student. He was zealous and idealistic, one of his idols being Dr. Arnold of Rugby. In due course he was graduated and went to Yale, but in 1839 he was back at Monson--as principal. He served as principal from 1839 to 1841, from 1845 to 1852, and again from 1863 to 1878-a total of twenty-four years. This great man educated more distinguished personages than many a college has turned out. He towered above his fellows in the educational field All kinds of reforms were introduced in his day, and the old dictum of "spare the rod and spoil the child" was abandoned. Like Thomas Arnold he preferred to trust to his students' honor, and he once said he would do his best to "make of Monson a smaller Rugby." During his administration the enrollment of the school was frequently above three hundred drawn from all parts of the world. Almost a hundred years ago, in 1847, the first Chinese students ever to come to the United States enrolled at Monson Academy. Nearly a generation later the first Iapanese students came, and until the end of the century there was always a fair sprinkling of Orientals amongst the student body. " The physical plant of the school, in the meantime, increased with the student body. In 1819 the first dormitory was built for the boarding students, near the present site of Cushman Hall. In 1824 the first laboratory was erected and expensively equipped with apparatus "specially imported from England." The site of this old laboratory, one of the first in the country, is now occupied by the Holmes Gymnasium. In 1845, at a cost of four thousand dollars, Dr. Hammond had the entire school renovated and modernized and spent a further thousand to re-equip the English department. As in the case of the original building, this large sum was raised by the townsfolk. ' During this golden age of the academy, many great men were graduated from Monson. The class of 1850 was particularly brilliant. In that year Iacob Strong left to enter Williams College, and eventually he became an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. The brilliant young Chinese Wong Afun left Monson to enter Edinburgh University and to become eventually one of his country's greatest doctors. Another young Chinese, Yung Wing, was graduated, only to return to America some years later as Commis- sioner of the Chinese Educational Commission and as Chinese minister to the United States. Only two years later, in 1852, Henry Billings Brown, another future United States Supreme Court justice, was graduated. Iudge Reuben Chapman, a Trustee from 1828 to 1873, and Iudge Marcus Knowlton, a Trustee from 1874 to 1918, both later became Chief Iustices of the Massachusetts Su- preme Court. The Reverend Iazrnes Tufts was one of the outstanding principals of the Academy, his administration covering the period from 1852 to 1859. His son, Iames Hayden Tufts, who attended the Academy in his early teens, later became Vice-President land for one year Acting Presidentl of the Uni- versity of Chicago. The Civil War caused a temporary closing of the Academy in 18621 but it reopened the following year after two additional wings had been added to the old building. This brief survey would not be complete without a few words about the missionary endeavors of Monson graduates. The Reverend Iames L. Merrick, one of the first American missionaries to Persia, was graduated in 1826, and he later established an endowment fund entitled the Persian Fund. Gilbert Rockwood, class of 1834, went to the South Seas, and William Benton, class of 1839, to Syria. The zealous young Samuel Marsh, who was graduated in 1840, died while preaching the Gospel to the Zulus in South Africa. It was the work of such men as these that helped to attract students to Monson from so many parts of the world. The rise of free secondary education in the latter part of the last century did a great deal to decrease the need for the private school. Some estab- lishments, including Monson Academy, served the purpose of the local high school in many rural communities. Until regular high schools were built, these private schools accepted local students, whose tuition was paid by the town. This somewhat altered the character of the older academies, but in many cases it was the means of their survival. A disastrous fire in 1886 completely destroyed the old Academy Building, but later in the some year a more substantial granite and brick building was erected. The Holmes Gymnasium was built in 1900 by Miss Esther R. Holmes in memory of her father, Cyrus W. Holmes, Ir., and Cushman Hall in 1904 by Thaddeus L. Cushman in memory of his nephew, Frank Chapin Cushman. An older dormitory, Hammond Hall, was at the same time torn down to make room for the present headmaster's residence, Hammond Place. Cushman Me- morial Field was given in 1911 by Edward C. Cushman and Rufus P. Cushman as a memorial to Grace Sedgwick Cushman and Frank Chapin Cushman. After the first World War the town of Monson finally decided to build a separate high school. This action meant that virtually all of the Academy day students would transfer to the new institution. Consequently, the school was again temporarily closed in 1923, while arrangements were made to revert to the old status of a century before. During the next two years the Trustees granted the use of the Academy buildings to the town for use as a high school. In 1926 Monson Academy was reopened as a purely college preparatory school for boys. The new headmaster, Mr. Bertram A. Strohmeier, announced in the 1926 catalogue that the school would be "developed on an American adaptation of the English house plan. By this arrangement the boys live in small groups in separate houses under the immediate care of one or more masters." In keeping with this plan an additional dormitory, Morris House, was deeded to the Academy by Miss Esther R. Holmes in 1927, and yet another house, The Homestead,,in 1937, through the generosity of Miss Hattie F. Cushman. No historical sketch of Monson Academy would be quite complete without a tribute to Thaddeus L. Cushman, who was a member of the Board of Trustees for thirty-eight years, Treasurer for thirty-six years, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Monson Academy Alumni Association for forty years. His deeds of unselfishness and benevolence afforded him great pleasure and satisfaction, besides providing necessities and comforts to others less fortunate than he. Mr. Strohmeier was succeeded in 1935 by Mr. George E. Rogers, under whose administration the size of the student body has greatly increased. Plans are now under consideration for the centralization of the school plant in the not-too-distant future. TRUSTEES OF MONSON ACADEMY President CARL M. BLAIR Worcester, Massachusetts Treasurer CHARLES L. RICKETTS Monson, Massachusetts Secretary RUFUS P. CUSHMAN Bridgeport, Connecticut PROE. GEORGE S. MILLER, Tufts College, Medford, Massachusetts LOUIS I. BRAINERD, Palmer, Massachusetts IAMES E. ENGLISH, West Hartford, Connecticut ROBERT K. SQUIER, Monson, Massachusetts DONALD S. FRANCIS,. East Hartford, Connecticut IOSEPH E. KERIGAN, Springfield, Massachusetts DR. PRESTON N. BARTON, Hartford, Connecticut IOHN H. LEAHY, West Hartford, Connecticut WILFRED KIMBER, Monson, Massachusetts LAWRENCE WHEELOCK, Hartford, Connecticut DEAN HOMER P. LITTLE, Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts Editor H. RICHARD GREEN Business Manager PAUL THORNTON WELCH Advertisement ROBERT THOMAS DAVID LEVIN IRWIN SWIRSKY Write Ups EDWARD LONCZAK ELIHU MARTIN Art ALAN SMILEY ROBERT HAYWARD CLEONARD ROMEJ Athleiics WILLIAM MARTIN DONALD CHASE WILLIAM FRANCIS DONALD LIPMAN DAVID LEVIN Social BEVERLY ROGERS Photography RICHARD O'MALLEY DAVID CAPLAN MERWIN COHEN KWILLIAM GATES? Will and Prophecy IAMES KELLY ELIHU MARTIN HERBERT ARONSON Sales IRWIN SWIRSKY DAVID LEVIN IERRY LITTLEFIELD 1 SOME VIEWS OF MONSON ACADEMY ff' f Q M New 11 '55, 'x HAMMOND PLACE TENNIS COURTS 3 f -s3f2 F'f sf 'Y Q rf 4-QQ4 3 ,1q:,,.s : ESTEAD HOM L..l a A , , f 1 HOUSE MORRIS ENTRANCE TO CUSHMAND FIELD ENTRANCE TO HOLMES GYMNASIUM FACULTY MR. GEORGE E. ROGERS, Headmaster CLASS ll 46 MR. GEORGE D. MORROW Head of Latin Department Brown University AB Harvard University A.M. Soccer and Rifle Coach 'lv MR. PHILIP SWEENEY English Department Q Harvard University American International College Basketball and Baseball Coach DR. ERNEST GORSLINE University of Rochesterg B.S. Iohns I-lopkinsg Pl'1.D. Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi Upsilon Science Department MINOR CARLETON HUBBELL, A.B., A.M. Ohio Wesleyan University University of Berlin Modern Language Department University of Bonn University of Grenoble CLASS 46 MR. FRANCESCO A. PRINCIOTTA Modern Language Department Classical Lyceum CFiume, ltalyl l...A. Calvin Coolidge College AB. Iunior Soccer Coach ERVING E. BEAUREGARD History Department University of Chicago A.B. Massachusetts State College S.M. Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi Football Coach MR. PAUL SAUNDERS Calvin Coolidge College BA., MA. Boston University, Harvard English Department MR. ERNEST LAWTON Mathematics Department Amherst College B.S. Harvard, Northeastern, M. I. T., American International College CLASS .C 46 i . MRS. GEORGE W. MEACHAM, Secretory MRS. A. RANKINE BROWN, Registrar MARY A. BRGUILLETTE, R. N, W CLASS OF 1946 CLASS 46 HERBERT MERLE ARONSON 50 Bellevue Avenue Springfield, Massachusetts CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL, 1942-1945 GRADUATE MONSON ACADEMY, 1945-1946 "Doc" "It was 'Ioe.' " "Doc", a favorite son of'Classical High, realized a lifetime of satis- faction in his one year of "hard labor" at Monson Academy. He proved in his stay here that the caste system wasn't unbeatable, for he led cx charmed life in his encounters with "Ioe". Tolerant, observing, and a master of -a colorful disposition, "Doc" was a whiz on the basketball court, for he could make the basketball talk and disappear A la Renais- sance. Herbie's desire is to become a businessman upon graduation from Bates College. Soccer 1945 I. V. Basketball 1946 I. V. Baseball 1946 Yearbook Committee ROBERT BOOTH BISHOP 45 Squier Street Palmer, Massachusetts PALMER HIGH SCHOOL, 1940-1944 GRADUATE MONSON ACADEMY, 1945-1946 "Bob" "Buddy" Calm, deliberate, and benign, "Bob" has a knack of being punctual -undoubtedly an asset which he had perfected while serving in the armed forces. "Bob" typifies the humble qualities of a youth who con- scientiously and fervently toils, garnering distinctive results. "Bob" intends to establish himself in the milk and ice-cream industry after his graduation from Massachusetts State College. Yearbook Committee DAVID ROBERT CAPLAN 12 Cobbs Road West Hartford, Connecticut HALL HIGH SCHOOL, 1942-1944 MONSON ACADEMY, 1944-1946 Senor Caplan has the delicate trait of applying his own laws ol phonetic Spanish, much to the delight ot his classmates and to the disgust of "Mr. Prince". Handsome, reserved, and very likeable, Dave's pithy sayings and sharp, genuine humor are always timely. His genial countenance and keen logic stamp him as a smooth operator to be reckoned with at Lowell Textile, where he will prepare for a future in the textile industry. Football 1945 Tennis 1946 Yearbook Committee DONALD FRANCIS CHASE ESU Calumet Road Holyoke, Massachusetts HOLYOKE HIGH SCHOOL, 1941-1945 GRADUATE MONSON ACADEMY, 1945-1946 "Homer" "It you don't like it, get outl" "Homer" is a witty, imaginative character, fresh from the halls of Holyoke High. He may be dreamy in Mr. B.'s history class, where he'll always remember the tamiliar repeated phrase, "lf you don't like it, get outl", but on the basketball court he proved himself a very agile guard. "Homer" hopes to continue his education and athletics at Provi- dence College. "Homer" often miscalculated his log functions and as a result spent many anxious moments before exam. week. Baseball 1946 Yearbook Committee Football 1945 Basketball 1946 CLASS P 46 MERWIN COHEN 487 Pleasant Street Holyoke, Massachusetts HOLYOKE HIGH SCHOOL, 1943-1944 MONSON ACADEMY, 1944-1946 "Merk" lt's a bird, it's a planey it's Merwin and his carl "Flash" Cohen is a serious, conscientious student with cz delicate habit of being quite touchy. "Merk" was one of the two basses in the Glee Club, which received such lavish praise. Atter graduating from Massachusetts State College and dental school, Merwin hopes to open his dental office in Holyoke, Glee Club EDWARD ELLIS, Ir. 49 Athol Street Springfield, Massachusetts TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, 1938-1941 GRADUATE MONSON ACADEMY, 1943, 1946 "Eddie" Flying in on the beam irom Army Air Forces, "Ed" has compiled an outstanding scholastic record. Short, rugged,"and a "savoir", "Ed" has hit a concordant note in all his relations with the boys and masters at Monson Academy. He is strictly the kind of guy we want on our side when the pressure is on. We've great confidence that "Ed" will become a mechanical engineer of great repute after completing his course of study at Worcester Polytech. Soccer 1942 Basketball 1943 Baseball 1946 WILLIAM EARL FRANCIS 10 Murray Street East Hartford, Connecticut MONSON ACADEMY, 1942-1946 "Bill" "Bill" has the distinct honor oi following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather in graduating from Monson Academy. Nonchalant, plain, and sincere, "Big Bill" has recourse to conceit when he has his moods. "Bill" played a hard game of soccer this year and played a big part in the tearn's success. After graduation from Wesleyan University, "Bill" hopes to enter into his own business. Soccer 1944-1945 Glee Club 1945-1946 65 Olmstead Drive Springfield, Massachusetts "Dave" "What's cookin'?" DAVID STANLEY GOLDMAN CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL 1942 1944 MONSON ACADEMY, 1944-1946 Squatty "Dave" has a unique habit of being 1n the wrong place at the right time. "Dave" is a master of sarcasm. Good-natured and easy- going, he delighted in slowing down the speed ot athletic contests con- siderably by his slow, lumbering style. After attending the University ot Miami, "Dave" hopes to enter the furniture business and lead a life of leisure. Soccer 1945 I. V. Basketball 1946 ' Baseball 1945-1946 Glee Club 1946 Winter Term Dance Committee 1945 Senior Prom Committee 1945 CLASS ll 46 HOWARD RICHARD GREEN 139 Lake Street Shrewsbury, Massachusetts SHREWSBURY HIGH SCHOOL, 1941-1945 GRADUATE MONSON ACADEMY, 1945-1946 "Dick" "What a workerl" -- "Mickey" is a spirited, witty, and loquacious youth responsible for a great deal of the work accomplished in the yearbook, He derived great pleasure from telling humorous quips, and with his flair for showmanship, he's bound for a career as a professional comedian. "Dick's" firmness of resolution and initiative are assets that will bear him a fine reputation at Dartmouth College. Football 1945 I. V. Basketball 1946 Baseball 1946 Yearbook Co-Editor ROBERT LINDLEY HAYWARD 95 South-Main Street West Hartford, Connecticut' SEDGWICK IUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLL 1941-1943 MONSON ACADEMY. 1943-1946 "Bob" "Big hairy old thing." Naturally tall in stature, "Bob" was a struggler and a persevering individual. A connoisseur of the nicer things in life - good books, excel- lent food, to say nothing of beautiful women. "Bob" has a jubilant and stem manner along with a stirring, melodic baritone voice. "Bobbie" was always ready with a timely story of wit, and he will find plenty of listeners and friends at Trinity College, where he will study for a medical degree. Soccer 1943-1945 Basketball 1944 Senior Prom Committee 1943 Glee Club 1945-1946 ' IAMES PATRICK KELLY, Ir. 2067 Northampton Street Holyoke, Massachusetts HOLYOKE HIGH SCHOOL, 1941-1945 GRADUATE MONSON ACADEMY, 1945-1946 "Kel" .B1ond, handsome, blue-eyed "lim" personifies a dynamic personality. Endowed with an infectious smile and a convivial disposition, "Kel" easily won our deep respect and admiration. Even ,though he tried to make life full of fun, he was always sincere in his endeavors and con- tinued to cultivate those qualities which are inherent in a leader and a gentleman. With these uninhibited attributes, "Iim's" future as a college student at Cornell and his future career of hotel manager are indeed exceedingly bright. Football Co-Captain 1945 Basketball Captain 1946 Yearbook Committee Chairman Tennis 1946 DAVID EDWARD LEVIN 70 Livingston Avenue Lowell, Massachusetts LAWRENCE ACADEMY, 1943-1944 MONSON ACADEMY 1944-1946 "Murphy" "I'm sorry." Truly a "brain" in the scientific courses, "Murphy" was meticulous both in the lab. and in his activities. Apologetic to the extreme, highly conscientious, "Dave" always ranked close to the top when averages were posted. "Murphy" will continue his education at R. P. I. to fulfill his dreams of becoming an electrical engineer. Soccer Manager 1945 Rifle Team CLASS 46 DONOLD NORTON LIPMAN 48 Avondale Road Newton Centre, Massachusetts NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL, 1942-1944 MONSON ACADEMY, 1944-1946 sup.. Tall, solemn, and extremely studious, "Lip" is completing a banner year at Monson. Inclined toward sophist attitudes, "Don" has compiled an enviable scholastic record which has made him a favorite with the faculty. "Lip" hopes to continue his "terrific" work at Brown University and in time be his own boss. Football 1945 I. V. Basketball 1946 Tennis Yearbook Committee IARVIS DUKE LITTLEFIELD 42 Hollis Street Holliston, Massachusetts HOLLISTON HIGH SCHOOL, 1942-1944 MONSON ACADEMY, 1944-1946 nlerry.. Easy-going, somewhat industrious, and a lover of the finer art, "Ierry" always was a grand sport. Having the reputation of being a smooth operator, "Jerry" never missed a "hop" with a certain young lassie from Monson High. Hoping to matriculate at the University of Maine after experience with his father's tractors, "Ierry" has decided to aid in our future development by constructing "super-edifices". Football 1945 I. V. Baseball 1945-1946 EDWARD IOSEPH LONCZAK 95 Chicopee Street Chicopee, Massachusetts CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL, 1939-1941 CHICOPEE HIGH SCHOOL, 1941-1943 GRADUATE MONSON ACADEMY, 1946 "Lonnie" "All these kids." Handsome "Eddie" came to Monson Academy after serving three years in the Army Air Forces. Popular, quiet, but temperamental like a true sergeant, "Lon" will go to great lengths to expostulate his defense of opinions. Even with the intellectual accomplishment of ranking high, "eth-a" played a good forward on the hoop squad. "Lonnie" hopes to continue his education at Amherst, and he will spend the majority of his time searching for the professional field that will provide him with a happy, successful future. Basketball 1946 Baseball 1946 Yearbook Staff Winter Dance Committee ELIHU DAVID MARTIN 262 Dawes Avenue Pittsfield, Massachusetts "Ankles" "Flattery will get you nowherel PITTSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 1942 1945 GRADUATE MONSON ACADEMY, 19451946 You must know of the scenic beauty of the Berkshires, of the mystic world in which the Berkshire Festival is held, and of the remaining wonders of the worldl Pittsfield gave us a youth of principles, devoted and dependable. "Ankles" consistently ranked high academically, and not the least of his activities was a steady game at varsity guard in addition to an aversion for hiking down State Street. For the latter he had his reason, and she was sufficient. "El" aspires to be an alumnus of Syracuse University and a dentist by profession. Football 1945 Basketball 1946 Baseball 1946 Glee Club Yearbook Committee CLASS 46 FREDERICK WILLIAM MARTIN 94 Atlantic Avenue lersey City, New Iersey LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL, 1943-1945 MONSON ACADEMY, 1945-1946 "Willie" "Willie" is a product of Mayor Hague's proud Iersey City. This intelligent, energetic, and ternperamental young man was one of the big reasons for the fine showing ol our basketball team. "Bill" has always ranked in the first five, and with his "yen" for knowledge and his personality he should have no trouble in the practice of law after grad- uation from Amherst College. Basketball 1946 I. V. Baseball 1946 Football 1945 RICHARD FRANCIS O'MALLEY 24 Remington Road Windsor, Connecticut FITCH HIGH SCHOOL, 1942-1944 MONSON ACADEMY, 1944-1946 "Dick" "Want to bet on that?" When you get a girl with a car in Monson, you have somethingg and that's just what the "personality kid" had. He was as smooth on the dance tloor as he was in class or on the field of sports. Aggressive, terse, unpredictable, "Dick" was one oi the shining lights oi the academy year. With all these elegant assets, "Dick's" future as a mechanical engineer should be very bright. We wish him the best of luck at Connecticut University. Soccer 1944-1945 Basketball 1945-1946 Baseball 1945-1946 Yearbook Committee 1946 CHARLES MOTLEY PALMER 123 Orchard Street West Somerville, Massachusetts DEAN ACADEMY, 1942-1944 MONSON ACADEMY, 1944-1946 "Chuck" Thoughts of beauties, rest, and study will always bring to mind that congenial gentleman from Somerville. "Chuck" was full of understand- ing, and his passion for repartee always showed an alert, active interest in his associations. He abhorred the thought of violent physical exertion, for that involved too much work. A shelf of excellent books and a sur- rounding of glamorous pin-ups were more to his liking. "Chuck" plans to enter Tufts and then become a school teacher. I. V. Basketball 1946 I. V. Baseball Dance Committee BEVERLY TIFFANY ROGERS 6 High Street Monson, Massachusetts MONSON ACADEMY, 1942-1946 "Snookie" Pert, alluring, sensitive "Bev" is one ot our brilliant students. Headed for Iaakson College, "Snookie's" deft understanding of people and their ways, combined with an affable manner and sociable disposition, will reflect great credit upon her and our school in the future. "Snookie's" secret ambition is to become a headmistress of a boys' school after graduating from her father's alma mater, Tufts College. Yearbook Committee Winter Dance Committee CLASS 46 IRWIN SWIRSKY 76 Bronson Terrace Springfield, Massachusetts CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL, 1943-1945 MONSON ACADEMY, 1945-1946 "Swirsk" "What say?" A rabid swing enthusiast, "Swirsk" can handle a clarinet deftly styled along the Kenton manner. Conscientious, a highly capable worker, "Swirsk" is critical and strange in his moods. He has found refuge in sports when away from music scores. Always dependable, Irwin has traits necessary for a successful business career after graduation from Middlebury College. Soccer 1945 I. V. Basketball 1946 Baseball 1946 Glee Club Chairman Winter Dance ROBERT ALFRED THOMAS 1560 Longmeadow Street Longmeadow, Massachusetts CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL, 1943-1945 MONSON ACADEMY, 1945-1946 "Baldy" "I'm sick and tired of the whole thing." One of the great school promoters of Anglo-Syrian relations and an expert on Oriental rugs and modern-fashioned clothes, "Sennacherib" was an impeccable dresser. Naturally big and loud, he does everything the way he plays football, hard but clean. Diligent and industrious, "Baldy" was inclined to be stubborn at times, and we will always remem- ber his familiar refrain uttered in desperation, "1'm sick and tired of the whole ting." "Bob's" aspirations are to graduate from Dartmouth and become a prominent lawyer. Football Co-Captain 1945 Glee Club Yearbook Committee 1 , ..-i.+.. .,,. . . i. ROBERT CARL WAUGH 7 Greenhurst Road West Hartford, Connecticut WILLIAM HALL HIGH SCHOOL, 1942-1943 MONSON ACADEMY, 1943-1946 "Bob" The humble, sincere qualities of a human cannot be expressed more vividly than in "Bob's" character. Unassuming, pious, and intelligent, "Bob" always managed to keep above the middle of the class, in aca- demic work. Instilled with the virtue of patience, "Bob" will become a noteworthy teacher after he receives his degree at Colgate University. PAUL THORNTON WELCH 6 Orchard Street Middletown, New York MONSON ACADEMY, 1941-1946 "Reverend" "That's c1assic." Initiative, determination were the aspects that Paul possessed when he conceived the yearbook in its infancy. Utter fidelity to the fulfillment of that cause is the result of the success of the book. Through his un- ceasing efforts and time, his contributions were beyond the imaginative. Scholarly and suave, the "reverend" found time to participate on the field of sports, and in the classroom his work was unexcelled. A youth of learning and virtue, he was held in the highest esteem by all the masters and students alike. Paul intends to study at Tufts for a medical degree. Soccer 1943-1945 Baseball 1943-1945 1. V. Basketball 1944-1945 Business Manager Yearbook Glee Club Church Choir A37 'N' Q L uST,v W Chapel PNK 2 Ytfllky fag .bmaeng BACK! Qwflou QW 5 X Ola .7 Y Xooog . 0 Og l Oo ki If 5 w ' Wiiaw' X f r p W ff ' P Q Um L.. . Ns. HQ Rfveasrlb Afvlonku I A H Y 15 ' I 3g7l::5"r:y'A -Q 'v , ' X . L K 5 k Q : wav, HELLO new , fx x 1 v Ai l X -,N 0 X ' P Af 4 '-v eg 0 01 76 ' If Q f ' 1' I l S 1 , ' , x s C' A 4 1 ' . ' Y- J ,-4 '.Y U , 0 - XV ' , . ,L 'f- , 1 W '- ' , " -K .Q L IA 4 ! If I X-Q -'Q-193 , 'lm f, , f XXX a G- 5 255. fi, QQ 2 ,, , ,FEP A D P' X -5.11 ax- """--' 'L Q X 4 UWA N X, 77701145 45,-AIM -X I FLW 'X I-A, ' ' TN, . M Q ,rxmxu xi-'g, A AWTMQ X X A ,iw my wg ny nw X' , 4' 919 W ri' .3 ' X. 'uf ' xl' X Z x 'Q A Milf , .x- ' ' .' ' ', 'Y ' I . x" : f I, Wal., -f 0 5 - X- H ' lf-'k' 'NWS WYWARQI iWf"'4L'ED 01" . ,Xe "J . MRDW , if f ffifmi 'z,g,H12llW7i7wHMM4"LWQ iiiry' 'x A - ' . .. Q , Iq i 5 A 11 K Y ' in I1'l5h CWS T' GTE 21901456 fl' "Elly Mo ANNEX .PQQN M P' X 1 f f , '- , A! w I QI .X W, , 1 M sv 'Qx5mx'v- qw MZ. will lx gwm E Y ", X . 7'-251113 J' -H 1" . f1SY"p:'QfSS M X 1 ,14.:, yw:, R t vu. , r , ' Y N J P df K x 4, 1 K X XSFM - - X lx' -hkx XX I 'owfof ffffw 'RY '- ' NQ- . 5-.EQ HAS' ' - ' -LTrT.:i.x 6 ll CLASS WILL Now that we, the men of tomorrow, have completed prep school life, we are about to step from under the sheltering wings of our alma mater into the open arms of the wide world. No matter how rocky the road as we forge our way through 1ife's battles ahead, the glorious memory of Monson will live forever close to our hearts. In order that our memory also may live forever, echoing through the halls of Monson Academy, we, the Class of 1946, make the follow- ing bequests: ARTICLE I. To our mothers and fathers, our undying thanks for the sacrifices that they have made for us. Though we may find it difficult to manifest our appreciation, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. ARTICLE II. To our headmaster, Mr. George E. Rogers, and to Mrs. Rogers, our heartfelt gratitude for their earnest efforts in our behalf, and for their devotion to our welfare and success. . ARTICLE III. To the trustees, a vision of an enlarged Monson Academy in Flynt Park. May these buildings, embodying the splendor and beauty of the new, lack nothing of the tradition and glory of the old. ARTICLE IV. To our faculty, our thanks for making easier our stay at Monson Academy, by your constant advice and guidance, out of, as well as in, the classroom, and in matters of everyday life as well as in our studies. ARTICLE V. To Mr. Morrow we leave a brand new pair of roller skates, that he may be able to keep up with Mr. Beauregard. ARTICLE VI. To Mr. Sweeney we leave a new car equipped with a post-war invention, a gadget that washes and polishes the car automatically. Mr. Sweeney already has several such gadgets, but they are the boys who live in Homestead. ARTICLE VII. For Mr. Beauregard's sake we leave the football team a new tackling dummy, so they can use that instead. ARTICLE VIII. To Dr. Gorsline we leave a new eraser, so that he will be able to brush over the high points. ARTICLE IX. For Mr. Princiotta we shall put forth our best efforts to get Franco thrown out of Spain, so that the Prince will be able to go over and enlarge his Spanish vocabulary. ARTICLE X. We tender to Mr. Saunders our deepest gratitude for the time he has devoted, and for his untiring efforts, as faculty adviser on our yearbook staff. To show our appreciation, We bequeath him a new rear fender for his Buick phaeton. ARTICLE XI. To Mr. Hubbell we leave a periscope so that, when he is on duty, he will be able to look around the corner and see what is going on in the L. ARTICLE XII. To Mr. Lawton we bequeath a 1947 atomic-powered streamliner, equipped with non-skid tires and heater, so that he will be able to reach Monson on the dot regardless of the weather. A ARTICLE XIII. To Mr. Iackman we leave the authority to expel at will all those impudent pups. ARTICLE XIV. To the undergraduates we leave this great proverb: "Honor and shame from no condition rise, act well your part, there all the honor lies." ARTICLE XV. To our library we bequeath a new sound-proofed room, where the boys will go to study quietly, or to carry on "bull sessions" without disrupting any classes. ARTICLE XVI. To future athletic teams of Monson we leave plenty of good sportsmanship, good luck, and success. May they never have the chance to be good losers. ARTICLE XVII. lim Kelly leaves his vitamins to Iohn Moran. ARTICLE XVIII. Ierry Littlefield leaves his enchanting love life to Dave "Killer" Gallaway. ARTICLE XIX. Ken Clifford falls into the inheritance of Paul Welch's scholastic ability. ARTICLE XX. Dave Goldman leaves to little "Wease" his uncanny ability to do the wrong thing at the wrong time. ARTICLE XXI. "Points" Chase leaves his sure-shot eye to Snooky CBB eyesl Reed. ARTICLE XXII. Bob Thomas leaves his traveling hair to Bud Behan. The question is, Bud, Is Bob leaving the hair, or is the hair leaving Bob? ARTICLE XXIII. Charles "Atlas" Palmer bequeaths his muscles to little Don McCray. ARTICLE XXIV. Elihu "Frank Merriwell" Martin leaves his sturdy ankles to "Big Norman" McMahon. ARTICLE XXV. Dick Green leaves nothing. ARTICLE XXVI. "Eddy" Lonczak leaves his nickname to "Yodeler" Kovler. ARTICLE XXVII. "Lippie" Lipman leaves lots of good advice to some unfortunate junior. ARTICLE XXVIII. Bob Hayward donates his outsize body to cover up powerful Bob "The Build" Blakey's rippling muscles. ARTICLE XXIX. "Doc" Aronson leaves all his earnest convictions firmly impressed upon Mr. Sweeney. ARTICLE XXX. "Handsome Dick" O'Malley bequeaths all his orange neckties to Gordon Gyngell. ARTICLE XXXI. Speedy Cohen leaves his heavy accelerator foot to julian Skidmore. ARTICLE XXXII. Bill Francis leaves, heaving a sigh of relief and murmuring: "It was a long and hard pull, Dad, but I made it." A ARTICLE XXXIII. Dave Caplan leaves his single room to the junior who offers him the most. ARTICLE XXXIV. Bob "The Coat" Waugh leaves his coat to Bob Holland. We hope it won't be too loose across the back, Bob. ARTICLE XXXV. Willie Martin leaves his masterpiece, a manuscript entitled, "How to be easy in three funny lessons." ARTICLE XXXVI. Irwin Swirsky bequeaths his good nature and quiet humor to his pal, Irwin Rosenthal. ARTICLE XXXVII. Alan Smiley leaves, as he came, wearing a big smile. ARTICLE XXXVIII. Bev Rogers leaves Larry Reed with the promise that she will return for the senior prom next year. However, Larry will probably pine away long before then. ARTICLE XXXIX. Dave "M-M-Murphy" Levin leaves his personality to his best friend, Bill Sullivan. ARTICLE XL. Dick Haetinger leaves his surplus clothing to some fortunate vet. ARTICLE XLI. Bob Bishop leaves his taxi to day students from out of town ARTICLE XLII. Ed Ellis bequeaths his two-place open-cockpit primary trainer to our young air-minded junior, Archie McConnell. ARTICLE XI..III. To our classmates, the greatest possible success, and the realization of all their ambitions. ARTICLE XLIV. Our last bequest, to our parents and to all our friends, our best wishes, and may their fondest dreams all come true. In testimony whereof we, the undersigned members of the Class of 1946, do set our hand and seal to this our first, last, and only will and testament, in this the month of May, the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-six. In witness whereof are: , IOE MAX WUFF " 1 E 91- P 1 f 51 'im J ,fd F 1,1 rf SX mv' x' x 1 . . X9 Q 1+ 'X ff-f 5 , se. 'Q- - Fl y --K., S gif m':A ' ni ,. ,--,,: X, ,:,, pg! 2 xg 4,VV, f 2' f CLASS PROPHECY It is another average 1956 day in Monson. The same large crowds are shopping about the beautiful spacious department stores. Streams of rocket cars roar through the subterra- nean passages as usual. The noon express to San Francisco has just passed over. Yes, its just another average day. - As Monson represents one of the leading cities of the U. S., let us spend a little time in looking over places of interest in this glorious metropolis. One of the outstanding attractions in Monson is its world-famous Monson Academy, known internationally as a great place of learning, and for the great men that it has produced in past years. This institution has brought forth such outstanding citizens as "Mark" Cohen, who is one of the leading dentists of the world today. His expression "This won't hurt a bit" is a by-word among dentists of the world. Another of the Academy's notables is that outstanding comedian of stage, screen, and radio, the man who is setting the world on fire with his hot gags and pantomime, "Mickey Green". Mick at the present time is appearing at the Garden Theatre, where he had them rolling in the aisles till the usher took his dice away. "Mickey's" latest picture, "Road to Homestead", is a scream. Don't miss itl One of today's outstanding athletes in the basketball world, "Homer" Chase, known by all as the sensational performer of the world-famous International All Stars,. is another of this great Academy's proteges. Next of interest in the metropolitan area are its fine theatres. The Monson Palladium's seating capacity of 2U,0UO, largest in the world, is run by the movie magnate duo of Bob Waugh and Dave Caplan. They feature this week on the stage "Flute" Swirsky and his jump band which has taken the U. S. by storm. Their rendition of the nation's number one hit "Rocket Ship Blues" is really something to be seen and heard. After the show a crowd is gathering at the corner. The crowd is getting larger by the minute. All traffic for blocks around has been stopped. Everything is in an uproar. The center of attraction is a man who has the largest crop of hair ever seen on a human head. It seems as though he is selling a tonic to people which is actually supposed to grow hair overnight. Looking more closely at him, we find him to be "Baldy" Thomas, who is making a mint with his new discovery. A siren is heard and a squad car of police arrive at the scene to break up the crowd. Out of the car jumps a big red-faced cop, waving a huge club at Baldy and yelling to his men to start the crowd moving. Yes, it's the efficient police captain of Precinct 47, "Goldy" Goldman, who has made so many arrests that five new jails had to be erected to hold his offenders. Moving away from this strife, one comes upon a beautiful restaurant, which has on the top of it a huge electric sign which reads, "All you can hold for Sl.0U". The proprietor, Al Smiley, is doing very well. He uses midget waiters to make the sandwiches look bigger. Across from Al's diner is the Elite Taxi service, run by Bob Bishop. Bob now runs regular service from Monson to Palmer in his beautiful polka-dot, yellow-trimmed rocket cars. In Bob's office there is the latest issue of "Oomph" comics. On the back of the book is a familiar body. Under it it reads, "I was once a 187-pound weakling. Look at me now, 130 lbs. of solid muscle You, too, can become as L have, if you remit Sl0U.OO to the Hayward course. A real body- bender course. Yes, it's our old friend, Bob Hayward. Out in the street a huge roar is heard, and the sky becomes black as it storms. No, it's just another of Eddie Ellis' stratosphere ships making its daily trip to the moon. This ship passes over every day at this hour. Yes, this Monson is a wonderful place. Some of the world's finest hotels are situated in this city. At every fifth block one may enter or see one of the famous Kelly Hotels, where everything is deluxe. Their owner, lim Kelly, features hot and cold running chamber maids. Every room is equipped with three water pipes - one for the hot water, one for the cold water, and one to pound on when the other two refuse to work. Wonderful establishment. Next to this eighty-eight story building is Haetinger's Hamburger Hacienda. This place is quite renowned for its unique food. The main dish being served is roast horse meat de la carte. Dick serves free meals to all veterans of the Great Wars. One of its most ardent customers is "Eth-a" Lonczak, who has yet to miss a meal. Ed has been doing research work for Chicopee High. It seems the school disappeared in a storm l t year, and so "Eth-a" is still looking for it. 'Presently a beautiful, long, black custom-built limousine driven by two chauffeurs comes gliding down the street. lt is the "big four of Monson", "Dollars" Rockefeller, "Mint" Vander- bilt, "Greenback" Astor, and "Lippy" Lipman. This combination has been doing very well. They have control of all garbage and ash companies from here to Singapore. Suddenly a blood-curdling scream is heard. Hundreds of girls have surrounded a man and are rapidly removing his possessions. The police arrive just in time to save movie idol "Duke" Littlefield from considerable embarrassment. "Dukef' is so popular that he requires an armed body of men with him at all times, to protect him from his loving fans. Over to the right one sees the Monson library, one of the largest in the world. Millions of books are contained in its twenty-five floors. Suddenly from amidst a heap of books a man rises to stretch. It is "Murph" Levin, now President of Mucker University. Dave has received his degrees of M.D., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., B.A., B.O., T.S, and LL.D., and is now working for his L.S.M.F.T. just outside of the building, a car is seen speeding around a corner and smack into a pedestrian, as a camera flashes. It is "Flash Bulb" O'Malley, the man who can take a picture before it happens Ever since Dick left Monson Academy, he has been quite successful taking pictures. Another outstanding feature in Monson is its beautiful furniture stores. A crowd is gath- ered in front of one of the store windows and is watching a demonstration of a Bill Francis' beauty-rest. A Bill Francis beauty-rest is a wonderful bed. Press a button, and a tray of various drinks appears right next to the occupant. On one of these Bill Francis beauty-rests is a man who is showing the comforts of the bed. By now a huge crowd is watching. The man turns over, and it appears to be Charley Palmer. He's got the job he's always wanted. Another feature of Monsori is its fine churches, which have remained untouched throughout the years. One of the best ministers is the honorable Rev. P. T. Welch, who today stands as one of the great leaders in his community and the world. Picking up the midnight edition of the Monson Times, one sees that the latest news in the sports world is that Mucker University has just won the National Basketball Championship by beating the International All Stars 99-98 The Muckers were led by its outstanding stars "Willie" Martin, a lad who sinks the ball from anywhere, and Doc Aronson, the fellow who makes the basketball disappear at will. They anticipated some trouble with the outstanding guard, "Homer" Chase, who chalked up 41 points, but between Aronson's 50 points and Martin's 49 points they encountered little difficulty. Presently a line of people is seen. Following it, for sixteen blocks, we come finally to the Monson World Play House, where the great Broadway hit "Hey Baba-re-ba" is playing. The main attraction of the show is that dynamic personality, the beauty of stage, screen, radio, tele- vision, radar, telephone, and telegraph, known by all on the land, sea, and air, the sensational "Snookie" Rogers, who is supported by a cast of two hundred. All box office records have been broken as the marvelous "Snookie" packs in a full house every performance, Standing outside waiting to get in is a man with crutches. It is none other than Elihu "Ankles" Martin, all-American football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track, hockey, polo, rugby, lacrosse, tennis, golf, pool, ping-pong, billiards, and chess champion. Eli is out of action at the moment due to the fact that while battling dean "Murph" Levin for the checker championship of the world he became excited, slipped off his chair, and sprained his ankle. And all this, ladies and gentlemen, is considered as just another average day in Monson. vi 'C ...ani "' NAV, ,dw vw, M Y 'E i x f 2, '53 .nf 1 WJ , r.-fi? -1, ix ,six , kfmvyr -tt' i ' A it A ft A 224 W1 0 v' 6' 3111. 4 :ig Y 'Q' Q 1 LOWER SCHOOL First Row, left to right-Bryan Wallace, Donald Robinson, William Kittle, Charles Marr, Richard Sieron George Letter, lack Ellis. Second Row, left to right--Lawrence Cushman, Richard Kaufman, Leo Zacks, Andrew Young, Francis Martell Eric Francis, Francis Hopkins. Third Row, left to right-Kenneth Comee, Kohn Vosburgh, Mark Davlin, Stevenson Iacobs, lean Beauchemin Richard Platt. Fourth Row, left to right-Gordon Schlaf, Andrew Townend, Harvey Switt, Albert Perry, Walter Swift. SOPHOMORE First Row, left to right-Taylor Hoag, Howard Morey, William Marr, Ted Bealieu, Rick Pelletier. Second Row, left to right-Richard Plumley, William Cushman, Roger Castle, Minot D'Arcy, Donald Delong Walker, Barrei, Irwin Rosenthal, Warren Blease, lonn Russell, Elmer Tidmarsh, Eugene Braigle, ,4t,,. Q za i .,,. " 1. - -A .fi r ' wwf? 443,51 " L 1 Sifiliff ' rg V-Wi K' , ' PLZ' ' Wifilli ?' f6'5w5i'3 'if' ., - t ,- , it E ,A 'iefwtwtf 2-1, ,. 5,g?A2.As9s:k W, , F J-,f,,?,,,,,. , 6,5222 gage ' ga-t.:.ge Vg. - -it ,eww-.f1,5..q, it -t, ig -f- - W ss 4- -,S -fi. J y , r y J w t - it if "ffl a'vwti,-?b111?s 'va . ..v 19 it Ml, W K - - U!!Gmi6iw,Y1k2fNiHL'2srQEiSF'.?i,N1iL:xilA-?fi3.xn4iis.5.ki55E-,rf :JL-iff Ni' ' 'YIM' Cii7'.'i.E2'f'if fit! .-M3,b1'154,:Vv'J-tl L5iTdi.!UL'1fe:N 054.127 env'-579-'ivibfwk w'frvJ1KM-i,tNi:m:f, A 4 fffxnx-WW,-N-,smfbw 'L LEW' frtligf-liliknetialf H3-xii-f33':133l3l-?3533'9liNilf5 IUNIOR CLASS First Row, left to right-Carl Aliengena, Lawrence Christmas, Louis Behan, Iohn Moran, Grenville Garvin, Nathan Kovler. .v Second Row-Martin Hayes, Kenneth Clifford, Robert Blakey, Paul Simon, Wesley Goldstein, Ioseph Stone, Richard Greaves. Third Row-David Mcl..arnore, Robert Donovan, Archie McConnell, Eugene Dibble, Ralph Manganiello, David Gallaway, Wayne Clark. Fourth Row-William Sullivan, Iames Berger, Robert Holland, Norman McMahon, Erwin Kaplan. YEARBOOK STAFF First Row, left to right-Irwin Swirsky, Beverly Rogers, Faculty Advisor Mr. Paul Saunders, Elihu Martin, Ed- win Smiley. Second Row-Herbert Aronson, Donald Chase, Richard O'Malley Merwin Cohen, David Caplan, William Mar- tin, David Levin. Third Row-Donald Lipman, Iarvis Littlefield, Iarnes Kelly, William Gates, Edward Lonczak, Richard Green Paul Welch. vt VETERANS First Row, left to right-lolm Moran, Edward Daly, Edward Giroux, Edward Ellis, Edward Lonczak, Robert Bishop. Second Row-Iulian Skidmore, Lawrence Kennedy, Louis Behan, Arthur Dwyer, Richard Haetinger. FOOTBALL TEAM First Row, left to right-Gordon Gyngell, Iarvis Littlefield, Grenville Garvin, Capt. lames Kelly, Archie Mc- Connell, Edwin Smiley, Eugene Dibble. Second Row-Richard Green, Kenneth Clifford, lames Berger, Donald Chase, Walker Barrett, William Martin, Donald Lipman. Third Row-Asst. Mgr. Iohn Vosburgh, Mgr. William Sullivan, Robert Holland, Irwin Rosenthal, Elihu Martin, Harvey Swift. Fourth Row-Lawrence Reed, Martin Hayes. CMissing from picture, Robert Thomasl For the first time after a five-year absence Monson Academy took to the gridiron. In their initial post-war game against Wilbraham Academy's junior varsity, beneath a blazing sun, Monson lined up on their own field, raw and inexperienced, but game, The contest was a close and hard-fought match between two teams of equal skill. First blood was drawn when Bob Thomas plunged over from the seven-yard line, The game saw the score as 5-G in favor of Monson when the final gun went off. This victory boosted the morale of the Blue and White, who had some trepidations about their next game with Palmer High, Palmer's strength immediately evidenced itself as she powered her way into a score of 33-U. We were outclassecl all the way, but never outfought. Our next game was again against Wilbraham's jayvees, now on their home grounds. This game was even more closely contested than the first, in that no headway was made for either side during the first half, In the second half the Monson lads began to roll, piling up three touchdowns to put the game on ice at l8-O. A word must be said for the good, clean playing and fine sportsmanship evidenced by Wilbraham Academy throughout, Our final game of the season was played against the highly-rated Western Massachusetts combination, the "eleven iron men" of South Hadley High. Despite their reputation and size, Monson put up a stiff battle. Their team was a dynamic bulldozer, against which we were all but powerless The only touchdown on our side of the score column was made by Iim Kelly who, on an interception, ran 75 yards to cross the white line. Our pluck and tenacity was lauded by the crowd, all residents of South Hadley. The season was a good one, all things considered, and everyone profited by the experience and fine training given us by our earnest coach, Mr. Erving E. Beauregard. VARSITY SOCCER TEAM First Row, left to right-Robert Hayward, William Francis, Richard O'Malley, Capt. Norman McMahon, Paul Welch, Eugene Bragiel, Robert Donovan. Second Row-David McLarnore, Irwin Swirsky, Wesley Goldstein, Robert Blakey, William Cushman, Kenneth Stebbins, Ioseph Stone. Third Row-Elmer Tidmarsh, Mgr. David Levin, Ralph Manganiello, Erwin Kaplan. The 1945 soccer season at Monson Academy was considered by all concerned to be successful. The team held its own against, and fought to close finishes with, some of the best soccer squads in Western Massachu- setts. Built up around a hold-over nucleus of seven first-stringers, the team acquired from their coach, Mr. George D. Morrow, an excellent working knowledge of the basic principles of soccer, and a respectable repertoire of power and force plays. Mr. Morrow also succeeded in instilling in the group a "driving spirit", that urge to "push and keep pushing" that keeps the ball near the opponents goal line, The season got off to an unpropitious start, with the heartbreaker losses of C2-Ol against Wilbraham Acad- emy and fl-Ol against Williston Academy. However, the team rallied to win their third game, against Suffield Academy, C5-Ol, and their fourth game, against Worcester Academy, K5-ll. This last game opened with a real thriller, an exchange of points within the first thirty seconds of play. After losing the fifth C5-ll to the cham- pionship Monson High squad, our team came back to recapture the Suffield Nutmeggers, C4-ll, and tie Worcester fl-ll in the season's only overtime game. The season closed with the losing of two hard-fought battles, at Williston C2-ll, and at Wilbraham C5-Zi. The team owes much of its success to the excellent judgment and powerful boot of team captain Norman McMahon, who was also the season's top scorer. The rarely-failing ability of goalie Bob Hayward to stop em before they went over, and the push of center forward Paul Welch and center halfback Dick O'Malley also contributed greatly to the team's success. When Bob Hayward sprained his ankle, Ken Stebbins stepped between the posts and filled the gap nicely until Bob could lay aside his crutches, Every one who went out for soccer enjoyed himself, and that fact alone would have made the season a success. IUNIOR SOCCER ' First Row, left to right-Donald Robinson, Francis Martell, Capt. Donald Delong, Leo Zacks, Kenneth Comee Second Row-Richard Platt, Leonard Rome, Roger Castle, Minot D'Arcy. Third Row-William Gates, Lawrence Cushman. CMissing from picture, Richard Pelletier, lean Beaucheminl The I. V. Soccer squad, composed of the boys of the younger grades and underclass- men, participated in two games in the 1945-46 soccer season. Their both games were with Wil- braham with a final score resulting in advantage for neither team. Monson took the first game l-U while W. retaliated in the second game with the same score. The line-up was as follows: I. Beauchemin Lett inside L. Zacks Right halt S. Iacobs Leftdwing M. D'Arcy Lett fullback L. Cushman Right inside W. Gates Right fullback R. Pelletier R. wing L. Rome Goal A. Young Center half F. Princiotta Coach Captain D. De long Left half P. Saunders Assistant coach Unfortunately L. Rome was injured in the second half ot the first game. R. Castle took over for the remainder of the season and did an able job. According to Capt. De long it was a successful season and he expects a better team to turn out next year. CLASS 46 Q v at BASKETBALL TEAM First Row, left to right-Richard O'Malley, Donald Chase, Capt. Iames Kelly, Elihu Martin, Edward Lonczak, R Cl. . Secddrlrdygdlvifelefsleto right-Coach Sweeney, Norman McMahon, lClCk RUSSG11, Eugene Dlbble. lOhI1 Moran, Mgr. William Sullivan. The l945-1946 season got under way with two hold-overs from last year to form the nucleus of Coach Sweeney's team this year. The brand of basketball played by the team far exceeds the record which it com- piled during the season. The "never say die" spirit was displayed nobly throughout the seasoon. Captain Iames Kelly, of Holyoke, led our team at one forward spot and was ably assisted on the other side of the floor by Norman McMahon, who relinquished his position to Ed Lonczak because of an ailing knee. Ed was a new- comer to our school, having just completed three years in the Air Corps. Gene Dibble was at the center post, and, while rather weak on the scoring punch, was invaluable to us in controlling the ball. Elihu Martin, af Pittsfield, and Don Chase, another Holyoke boy, combined their efforts in the backcourt and scored frequently. Dick O'Malley and Bill Martin were two forward replacements who saw plenty of action during the season, along with Iack Russell, Larry Reed, Herb Aronson, and Iohn Moran, also a veteran of three years' service with the U. S. Army. The season opened at home against Monson High, and after we played even ball for three quarters, early season jitters spelled doom for us and we went down 30-26. We then traveled to Wilbraham Academy and were entertained by the Red and White rooters with one of the best played games in their gym in years, but we were turned down again, 40-36. The teams matched basket-for-basket, and, with 30 seconds left, Monson was in the van by three points, only to have Wilbraham tie the game and go on to win in the overtime. Close competition was a specialty with our boys and was shown again at Suffield Academy, where, trailing by ten points throughout the game, the Nutmeggers suddenly came to life and tied the score, forcing the game into the overtime period. However, Monson was not to be denied and gained her initial victory, 33-31. Another highlight of the season was the premier nocturnal game for our boys against Cushing Academy, who had a clean slate of eleven wins. After a poor first half, we went out to put on a great rally that carried us to within three points of victory and, undoubtedly, it was the best-played game of the year. The scoring honors went to Eddie Lonczak, who poured in close to a 100 points for the year. He was closely followed by Don Chase and Norm McMahon. The seniors, having played their last game at Monson, appreciated the time and co-operation which Coach Sweeney gave them and also the enthusiastic support of the student body. Those graduating this year are: Captain Iames Kelly, Ed Lonczak, Don Chase, Herb Aronson, Elihu Martin, Dick O'Malley, and Bill Martin. Norm McMahon, Larry Reed, Iohn Moran, Gene Dibble, and lack Russell are the boys who will form the back- bone ot next year's team. We wish them luck in having a successful year. ,V -4-r wif? vt it f 4 'f fiSE'1Sfu'Y't"f?K'-I RIFLE TEAM First Row, left to right-Roger Castle, William Sullivan, Archie McConnell, Irwin Rosenthal, Ioseph Stone. Second Row-David McLamore, Robert Holland, Ronald Knight, Elmer Tidmarsh, Capt. Iames Berger. The 1945-46 indoor shooting season saw about 60 contestants at the firing line of the Monson Academy Indoor Rifle Range. Notwithstanding the unusually large number of participants, everyone was able to shoot quite a bit. It is believed that more ammunition was expended on the range this season than during any other season since the range has been in operation. This year, as in all other years, the rifle group has maintained a perfect safety record. The rifle team, under the guidance of their coach and instructor, Mr. George D. Morrow, who was ably assisted by the captain of the team, Iames Berger, fired two shoulder-to-shoulder matches and eight postal matches during the season. The team showed considerable improvement in its work in the matches this season, winning against Vermont Academy by a score of 758-739, but losing to the top-rated Wilbraham Academy team by the score of 490-476, although there is considerable contrast between that 476 and last year's 463. Team Captain Iames Berger, the outstanding off-hand shooter, was the only person to achieve the rating of Expert here in recent years. Together with Paul Simon, another distinguished off-hand shot, and William Francis, runner-up in the intramural prone elimination contest, Berger shot a perfect 50 out of a possible 50. Elmer Tidmarsh, the winner of the intramural prone elimination contest, shot, in that contest, 99 out of 100. Roger Castle was top man in the War Department Iunior Small Bore Four Position Course. Due to the efforts of the Rifle Instructor, Mr. Morrow, who was assisted by Team Captain lim Berger, a new 50-yard range will be opened at Sullivan's Field this spring. The scores in the various matches were: Wilbraham - 490 U Monson - 476 Wilbraham - 484 Monson - 461 Vermont- 739 Monson - 758 Hearst Trophy Monson - 746 The squad also fired eight of the National Iunior Club Matches of the National Rifle Association. Exami- nation of the scores in these matches shows that the quality of the shooting improved as the season progressed. ,ge-1, .5 't , ,fwitvsz - . ,N . ftflitllgft 't 1 f -v-F - ,l W - A A- . ' X IUNIOR BASKETBALL First Row, left to right-Eric Francis, Kenneth Comee, Donald Robinson, lean Beauchemin, Francis Martell, Lawrence Cushman, Milton Andrews. Second How-eAndrew Young, Donald Delong, Andrew Townend, Stevenson Iacobs. The I, I. V. Basketball team of 1945-46, composed of the younger boys, played five games, of which the first four were home games and the last at Wilbraham Academy. Their record was four wins and one loss. The scores were as follows: Monson Academy 20 Monson Ir. High 16 Monson Academy 27 Monson Ir. High 2 Monson Academy 28 Wilbraham Academy 18 Monson Academy l8 Monson Ir. High 17 Monson Academy l8 Wilbraham Academy 19 The team was composed of the following: Steve Iacobs, center, Francis Martell, right forward, Larry Cushman, left forward, Andrew Young, right guard, and Captain lean Beauchemin, left guard. The utility men were: Don De long, Ken Comee, and Don Robinson. Since the score of their only lost game was by one point, the team has a right to be proud of themselves, and the boys are looking forward to another season together next winter. I. V. BASKETBALL The Monson Academy Iunior Varsity Basketball team opened up its season with an impressive 20-14 victory over the Suffield I. V. After a poor start the team was forced to rally in the second half to post their first win. Captain Reed spearheaded the rally with 10 points. In its second encounter of the season Monson ran up against a taller, more experienced Wilbraham team which set Monson back on the small end of a 33-14 score. A hard fought game in which Cushing finally subdued Monson 28-21 was followed by Mon- son's second win over Suffield 24-23. Monson's second game with Cushing saw Mr. Sweeney's I. V. team defeated 20-14. In a return game with power- ful, undefeated Wilbraham, Monson was overwhelmed 55-17. The last two games of the season were with Worcester Academy's I. V. Both games were well fought battles with Worcester coming out on top in both by slim margins 29-26 and 26-20. 1 1" V . 5' 2- tpa 15 sftrif ft tk t rf. gi . -QQ ffm, ix .Q -ff ' :ff v t. fy , . r 4 . .rs - ll ., .y t....e.......r.,...,,.....,..gt 1 .. ,.. i at .A ww, ,dim Y UONSO ACA EH BASEBALL First Row, left to right-Don Chase, Ken Clifford, Allan Smiley, Larry Reed, Ed Lonczak. Second Row, left to right--Dick O'Malley, Elihu Martin, Iohn Moran, Ed Ellis, Art Dwyer. Third Row, left to right-Coach Sweeney, Irwin Swirsky, Irwin Rosenthal, Paul Welch, Manager Sullivan. Coach Philip Sweeney opened spring baseball this year at Sullivans Field with approximately thirty-five candidates. Only Captain Larry Reed, Ken Clifford, Dick O'Malley, and Paul Welch returning, five new men were still needed. Four of these five positions were quickly filled by veterans returning to the Acad- emy. They are Eddie Lonczak, Art Dwyer, both former Air Corps Men, and Ed Ellis and Iohn Moran of the Infantry. The remaining members of the team are Irwin Swirsky and Don Chase, pitchers, Irwin Rosen- thal, infielder, Richard Green, Elihu Martin, Gordon Gyngell, and Alan Smiley, outfielders. . Two weeks later our initial game pitted us against Williston Academy. It was a closely contested game for the first six frames, at which time Williston pushed across two more runs to make the final score three to one. Lonczak pitched the distance and allowed but two hits, and he should prove valuable to us in the remainder of the season. Although we gathered five hits, it was errors that spelled our doom, In our next encounter against the formidable Wilbraham Academy, our boys fared little better in the error column and again went down to defeat. In the third game we again faced Williston on their own field. Swirsky pitched the first four innings, allowing four hits, and Chase went the rest of the distance allowing but three more bingles. While only giving up seven blows, we were only able to produce three runs on three hits ourselves, not enough to overcome the ten runs piled up by Williston. With three games' experience and more support in the batting column, we are looking forward to a succssful outcome of the remainder of our eleven-game schedule. SOCIAL EVENTS Monson Academy's social events up to this point in the year 1945-46 have included dances, athletic banquets, and informal gatherings at Mr. Rogers' home on Saturday evenings. Our first dance of the year came in time to celebrate Hallowe'en. The gym was decorated with the customary orange and black streamers, corn stalks, and grinning jack-o'-lanterns. Suspended from the lofty ceiling proudly dangled "Susie the Skeleton", pride of the science room. Members of the very able dance committee were Harvey Swift, David McLamore, Richard Platt, and Walker Barrett. An up-and-coming little orchestra, Four Hits and a Miss, led by Monson Academy's own Carl Aliengena, furnished the music for this affair. The second dance took place on Ianuary 21. Decorations were scarce, since the students were looking forward to having a dance on a larger scale in the near future. Carl Aliengena and his orchestra also played for this dance. The committee consisted of Harvey Swift, David McLamore, Walker Barrett, Richard Platt, and Irwin Rosenthal. Our third tand, incidentally, largestl dance was held on Washington's Birthday. Accord- ingly, the gym was decorated with patriotic red, white, and blue streamers. Music was fur- nished by Al Strohman and his orchestra from near-by Springfield. Paul Welch, Irwin Swirsky, Robert Thomas, Alan Smiley, Eugene Dibble, and Merwin Cohen comprised this dance com- mittee. There have been, also, three banquets - the first at the opening of the school year, the second at Christmas-time, at the end of the fall term, the third at the end of the winter term. Letters were awarded to the boys for participation in football, soccer, basketball, and rifle. The coaches, captains, and managers of each team said a few words after the meals. At the fall-term banquet Paul Welch was toastmaster. At the winter-term affair Dick O'Malley presided. During many a Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Rogers have had groups of boys at their home for informal gatherings. Here the boys may play billiards, pool, ping-pong, and various other games. Oftentimes Mr. Rogers plays the piano, and all gather about for a song fest. About ten o'clock "the eats are on". Everyone troops into the dining-room for Mrs. Rogers' refreshments. Then more games and fun until 10:45, when the sad news is announced that it is time to hustle back to the dormitories before "lights out". 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