Nashua High School - Tusitala Yearbook (Nashau, NH)
- Class of 1924
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Nashua Tgigh Srhunl
NASHUA, N, H.
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To the members of the Faculty, one and all, who have
watched with imfailiiig interest the progress of
the Class of 1924, we dedicate this book as a
tolceii of our esteem and good will.
Engraved and Printed by
With this issue of the Class Book we have at-
tempted to establish a precedent for future classes by
standardizing TUSITALA as the name of the Class
Book. Like Stevenson, who was called the Teller
of Tales by the natives of Samoa, so may we as we
yrow older in life, live not only las Tellers of Tales,
but as Doers of Deeds, and when we look back on
our happy days in Nashua High as depicted in
TUSITALA, let us still feel affection for our Alina
Walter S. Nesmith, A.B.
Clara F. Preston, A.B. Latin, English
May E. Sullivan, A.B.
Helen M. Coffey, A.B.
Grace E. Campbell
Mrs. Walter S. Nesmith .
Lillian A. Dowd, A.B.
Katherine L. Lee, A.B.
Mabel E. Brown .
Mrs. Jane Sweetser
Martha C. Cramer, A
Lillian M. Murphy, A.B.
Ruth E. Hills, B.S.
Ada C. Langley A.B.
Teresa F. Quigley, A.B.
Clarice H. Shannon, B.S.
Norman I. Bearse, B.S.
Cheney E. Lawrence, B.S. .
Mrs. Lois J. Coulom
Marion E. Lord, A.B.
Leota Jacobson, A.B.
Raymond A. Pendleton,
Walter A. Peck, A.B.
Helen Broderick, A.B.
Eloise Lane, A.M.
Agnes Howe, A.B.
Ruth Boleman, A.B.
Elizabeth Cornell, A.B
Josephine V. Sanford,
James H. Kenney, A.B
Dorothy M. Dale, A.B:
Florence A. Hills .
John Goddard .
Herman E. Barker
William J. O'Neil .
Thomas J. Hargrove
George Tinker .
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Genevieve P. Campbell
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. . . French
. . English
. . . Latin
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. . . English
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. . Physics
. . Bookkeeping
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. i. . Chehnistry, Law, Economics
. . Ancient History, Arithynetic
. . . Modern History, English History
. . :Ancient and Modern History,
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. . Medieval and Modern
. . . . English
. . Household Arts
. . . Manual Arts
. Manual Arts
. Manual Arts
. Manual Arts
. Manual Arts
. . Music
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Leo E. Nash
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Class Orator Class Historian
Leonard Killkelley Mfary Shea
. Eleanor Leslie 23. Vera White
. Herman Connell 24. Horace Brown
. Evelyn Fuller 25. Philip Weisman
. Herbert Brown 26. Viola Warburton
. John Worthen 27. Ruth Farwell
. Lorraine Dufour 28. Florence Baybutt
. Eva Carr 29. Richard Rimbach
. Alice Douglas 30. Ernest Chalifoux
. Helen Mullen 31. Duncan Jackson
. Bernard Moran 32. Lillian Lewis
. Eleanor Anderson 33. Joseph McCarthy
. Marion McGlynn 34. Priscilla Boyd
. Doris Fuller 35. Alice Chamberlain
. Margaret Bearse 36. Isabel Hovanesian
. Leonard KillKelley 37. Steven Steger
. Irving Mumford 38. Katherine Broderick
. Mary Shea 39. Paul Tobias
. Mary Lazott 40. George Brien
. Mavis Witham 41. Mildred Hallisey
. Elizabeth Bryant 42. Lillian Nash
. Della Esty 43. Mildred Peterson
. Nellie Molloy 44.
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Camille Martel A Steven Steger
John Kelly Paul Bryant
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DAVID T. ADAMS
"The leader thou shalt bei'
Baseball I, II, III, IV.
Basketball II, III.
Secretary Athletic Council III and IV.
Freshman Social Committee.
Class Treasurer II.
Class President III.
Tattlefr Reporter I. II.
Chairman of Junior Dance and Junior
Senior Play IV.
Senior Dance Committee IV.
Mlanager Football Team IV. '
Dave was born. to lead. As an actor,
too, he proved that he had rare talent in
taking the lead in both the Senior Play
GERMAINE ALLARD A
"While men have eyes, or ears, or taste,
She'll always find a l0ive'r."
Giermaine had many girl friends and
also many of the other sex. In fact, she
was the coquette of Room 5. We girls
always looked to her for the newest
fashions and were always sure of learn-
ing the latest styles. She was a mem-
ber of the School Orchestra for I, II,
111, Iv. I
MARIE MARY AMMET
"Her smile was like a simamery shine-
Humming was Marie's favorite pas-
time. In the morning, at recess, and at
noon, you'd always hear her singing as
if she hadn't a care in the world. Her
cheerful countenance corroborated this
impression, for she had a ready smile
for all her classmates. May you ever
find business life as happy as your three
years with us, Marie!
"CorLsta,ncy is the crownirig privilege of
Eleanor's rosy cheeks and wholesome
appearance may well have been the
effects of country air. As the frequent
publications of her stories in the Tattler
show, she was gifted along literary lines.
As the climax to this career, she was
chosen Class Poet. This was not her
only achievement, for her ambition, com-
bined With her natural ability, gave her
a high standing in the Upper Third.
AGNES' MARY BARRY
"A little woman, thougli a 'very little
Is sweeter far than sugar, arwl flowers
that bloofm in Spring."
Agnes always furnished a good share
of fun wherever she went. We are al-
most glad that sickness caused her to
leave school for a while, since that cir-
cumstance made her a member of the
class of '24 instead of '23. Agnes was
on our Senior Dance Committee.
"Our young and gentle friend, whose
smile made brighter many oleaol school
"Flips" was a favorite in Room 5. She
proved to be merry at all times, never
frowning, laughing the hours' away.
'Member what a shark she was in his-
tory? It goes without saying that she
was in the Upper Third. She also helped
to make the Senior Play a success and
was an Assistant Editor of the Class
Book. "Flips" retained evidences of a
pleasant kind of tom-boyishness.
A MARGARET AME:s BEARSE
"There's a day of April in her heart."
Margaret's middle name should have
been "versatile," for whether it was sing-
ing, dancing, acting, writing, or playing
basketball, she was always a success.
Why go into detail when this list of ac-
tivities, shows what a place she held in
N. H. Sf? Girls' Basketball Team Ig
Tattler Reporter Ilg Glee Club II, H13
Sophomore Ring Committee II, Vice-
President IIIg School Notes Editor IVg
Senior Play IV, 4'Marcheta"g Prophetess
IVg Upper Third.
PRISCILLA GRACE BOYD
"Good manners and soft words
Bring many a difficult thing to pass."
Priscilla could not be heard amid a
crash or tumult, but her very quietness
was distinctive. She sang in the Glee
Clubs for the Athletic Association, and
was noted for her artistic work, an at-
tractive cover of the Tattler being one of
the products of her ability. Of course
she was in the Upper Third. When all
was right with Priscilla, no one will for-
get her happy face and good comrade-
GEORGE EDWARD BRIEN
"He smiles so when one's fright,
And when one's wrong he smiles still
Some people have misjudged George
as a pessimist and he comes on our bal-
lot as the second choice for pessimist,
but don't believe it. George had a grin
as contagious as the measles and his
friends know that his cheerful nature
chased away gloom as old lady Dutch
Cleanser chases dirt. George was some
classy little debater, too, and maybe it
was because he argued so well on dark
subjects that he was called a pessimist.
KATHERINE JEAN BRODERICK
"A little nonsense -now and then
Is relished by the best of men." .
"Kaddy" always had a smile on her
face and she cheerfully admitted that she
didn't know what a frown was! She was
on the Junior Dance Committee, the
Honor Roll, and the Senior Council. We
suspect that the candy sold at "Mar-
cheta" got a lot of its sweetness from
HERBERT MILTON BROWN
And living wisdom with each studious
For Herbert was a student! He would
devour knowledge. Often when every-
one else in the class had failed, Herbert
get up and gave a three-minute recita-
tion. No wonder that he ranked fourth
in the Upper Third. That he was enthu-
siastic over other things besides lessons,
was shown by his being in the Glee Club
HORACE CLIFFORD BROWN
"He who seeks the mrindis improvement
Aids the world in aiding mind."
If ever you felt down-hearted, Horace
was a good cure. He was clever and
bright in his speech and yet dignified, as
shown by his good portrayal of i'Mr.
Johns" in the Senior Play and of the
Duke in "Marcheta." He will always re-
main prominent in our minds as the Edi-
tor of the Class Book. He proved his
musical ability by singing in the Boys'
Glee Club II and III. An argument on
politics was never complete without his
opinion. He was studious, too, as his be-
ing on the Honor Roll showed.
BURTON LYLE BRUCE
"His muscles were like iron bands."
At least, that is what the man opposite
him in a football game must have
thought, during the three years that
"Bert"' earned his letters. He was a
mainstay on the Track Team II, III, and
IV. Senior year the Athletic Council
was not satisfied with his being just a
member so they made him president. One
of "Bert"s" greatest pleasures was get-
ting out of English. class fifteen minutes
early in order to get to his lunch counter
duties on time. But of course this was
compensated by his losing half of recess,
serving ravenous students.
ELIZABETH BRYANT ,
"She speaks, behaves, and acts just as
"Betty" was a perfect little lady, in
every sense of the word, whose smiling
countenance and merry repartee made
her presence a pleasure to all concerned.
She twanged on her mandolin in the
Mandolin Club IV, and also helped make
"The Charm School" and "Marcheta" a
success. Her abilities as a reporter as-
sisted the Tattlefr IV, she worked eii'i-
ciently as Class Book Paragrapher, and
withal maintained high rank on the
PAUL RICHARD BRYANT
"Qnip's and cranks and wanton wtlesf'
No one could laugh and be serious at
the same time as well as Paul. We never
knew just how to take him, but were
sure of amusement, the teachers. in-
cluded. He was a Tattler Reporter I, on
the Ring and Pin Committee II, Orches-
tra I, II, III, IV, Track Squad III, and
Manager IV, Athletic Council IV, Senior
Council IV, Senior Dance Committee,
and in "Marcheta." His list of activities
shows his school spirit and goodfellow-
ship during our four years.
JOHN OGDEN BUCKLEQY
His talk was like a stream which runs
With rapid change from rocks to roses,
It slipped from politics to puns
It passed from Mahomet to Moses."
"Oggie" had a good "line,"-he could
talk both sense and nonsense and was
seldom seen in an unhappy mood. He
was a candidate for football in '23 and
one of a few who took a lot of punish-
ment for the betterment of the first
squad. He was a Tattler Reporter in
'24, and his smiling countenance was seen
MARJORIE LOUISE. CAMPBELL
"Grace was in all her steps, heaven in
In every gesture, dignity."
What girl in '24 did not envy Marjorie
her dignified bearing? She was calm
and unruffled on every occasion. Her
popularity goes without saying when you
look over her list of activities. Class
Ring Committee II, Student Council II,
III, IV, Traiiic Oflicer III, Senior Play
Candy Committee IV, Senior Dance Com-
mittee IV, "Marcheta" IV.
LILLIAN VERONICA CANAVAN
"Folks always need just the people
Lillian was just the nicest friend that
one could wish for. She not only found
pleasure in life, but also furnished her
share of it Wherever she went. Know
why our Senior Play Candy Committee
was such a success? 'Cause Lillian was
on it! Here's to your future, Lillian!
, EVA ELIZABETH CARR
"A smiling look she has, a figure slight,
With, cheerful air, and step both. quick
One could always depend on Eva for
knowing her lessons, though by no means
was she a "grind" She was a clever
actress and showed her ability in the
Senior Play and "Marcheta." She also
was very musical, and her high ranking
in the Upper Third augurs well for her
college career. Mandolin Club I, II, III,
IV, Senior' Play, "Marcheta."
EDWARD FRANCIS: CARROLL
"Men are of two kinds, and he
Is of the kind I'cl like to be."
Our most prominent athletic man,
Francis made many friends in high
school, both through athletics and be-
cause of his comradely ways. His list
of activities is a good evidence of his
school spirit. He played Football II, III,
IV, Basketball II, III, IV, Baseball II,
III, IV, fCaptain IVJ, and was a mein-
ber of the Athletic Council III, IV. we
expect that he will make his place in the
world as he has in Nashua High School.
i ERNEST J OISEPH CHALIFOUX
"My tongue within my lips I rein,
For who talks much must talk in vain."
"Ernie" did not join us till our Sopho-
more year, but when he did he made the
class sharks hustle to keep their places,
and certainly earned his place in the
Upper Third. He never said a great
deal but his mind was very active and
he said something when he did speak.
His pet annoyance was a contrary lock
of hair on his cranium and if one hap-
pened to catch him unawares, he might
be found slicking it down.
ALICE ADRIEINNE CHAMBERLAIN
"Dreams, books, are each ci world."
At least they were to Alice. She was
both a great dreamer and a book reader,
and the result was she was a good stu-
dent, who certainly deserved her place on
the Honor Roll. Alice only came here
her Junior year, but after she became ac-
quainted with the ways of N. H. S., we
found out what a good sport she was.
She was in the Alpha Debating Society
III, Tattler Typist IV, and was in the
chorus of "lVIarcheta."
PHYLLIS EVELYN CLEMENT
"Of softest manners, unayfected mind,
Lover of peace, and friend of human
Phyllis was the most peaceable person
in Room 5. One never could get her into
an argument. She was feminine to the
finger tips and in the play, "Marcheta,"
she showed us what a pretty bridesmaid
she could be,-too charming, in fact, 'to
be wasted on a theatrical.
"Of all those arts in which the wise excel,
N aturefs chief masterpiece is writing
Gertrude has made a name for herself
not only in the literary world of N. I-I.
S., where she certainly did shine as As-
sociate Editor of the Tattler, but also in
dramatics, especially in "The Charm
School." She was usually quiet, but we
found she did have a keen sense of hu-
mor, even if the joke was on herself.
ANNA MAE COLLINS
"But the sure traveler
Though she alights sometimes, still
Anna was so quiet that we cannot say
much about her. We did notice, though,
that she had a great habit of sharpening
her pencils in the morning so that we
knew she had stopped studying for just
a few minutes.
FRANK HERMAN CONNELL
"The winds afrwl waves are always OWL the
siole of the ablestf'
So let it be with "Tacks." Although
he never seemed to study hard, he must
have accomplished much in his quiet way,-
for like Abou Ben Adam's, his name led
the rest on the A and B List, especially
III and IV. . He acted like a veteran in
the part of "one of the twins," in the
Senior Play. He helped make the Tat-
tler the fine paper it was senior year by
assuming the heavy duties of Advertis-
ing Mfanager. He was elected to write
prophecies for the Class Book, and he
also won his letter in Baseball III.
WILLIAM SEYMOUR Cook
"A few strong instincts, and a few plain
Bill was an easy-going sort of a fel-
low Who, because of his "strong instincts
and plain rules," made many friends in
school and outside. He was always ready
for a good time and had many of them
during his four years in N. H. S. He
was a gypsy in "Marcheta.
J AMES PEASILEE CUMMINGS
"What ho! Another radio fan."
It was Jim's love for mechanical work
that led him to commute daily from Man-
chester to N. H. S. He was among the
first members of '24 to own a radio out-
fit, and to report every morning what
stations he had obtained the night be-
fore. He was quick to make friends, and
a willing worker' on the Football Squad
III. We expect him- to be as great an
inventor as De Forest or Wohl.
DORIS MAUDE CURTICEY
"To doubt her pnreness were to want a
It is not only those who are noisy that
help make the World brighter, but the
quiet ones, too. Doris was one of the
latter. Sympathetic and jolly, she went
through high school with us. Though
she was naturally quiet, her voice was
heard many times, as in the Glee Club.
ROBERT AMBROSE DEARBORN
"I fear 'nothing that can be said
That is the way that "Bob" feels. He
started off his high school career by be-
ing on the Freshman Social Committee.
During the next two years, although he
was somewhat smaller than most of the
fellows, he was on the Basketball Squad
and what he lacked in size he made up
in speed. Senior year, besides being a
Corridor Policeman, he worked recess
handing out food at the lunch counter.
"Bob's" big sport is golf. He can give
the three names of almost every golf
champion around, and some day hopes
to have his name among them.
ELEANOR ALICIA DILLON
"She that was fair and never proud,
Had tongue at will, and get was never
And Eleanor was just that. She was
popular, too, and how she could strum
that banjo! She strummed it in the Glee
Club for four years and played in the
orchestra. She was on the Junior Prom
Committee, a member of the Senior
Council, sold candy at the Senior Play,
and was in the cast of "Marcheta."
JOHN THOMAS DIMTSIOS
"For e'eu tho vanquished, he could argue
Good old John! He would argue on
any subject anywhere and at any time.
John was quite an artist. Practically
every dance or play the school had was
advertised by a poster made by him. He
worked hard at his studies and we are
glad to give him credit for coming
through so successfully.
ROMEO Louis D1oN
"I shall never wear my heart upon 'my
For daws to peck at."
Shakespeare's Romeo could never have
excelled ours. He was always at home
among the girls. If he wasn't at school,
or mixing drinks where he worked, you'd
find him at a dance. He was in the cast
of "Marcheta." Go to it, Romeo. Re-
member you're only young once.
"Her heart is good humored, 'tis honest
No envy or malice is there to be found."
Alice was another of our commuters
who may have appeared to be a girl of
few words, but some of us were roused
to envy by her eloquence when it came to
oral compositions. She was eighth in the
Upper Third. Will she become a great
political leader in the future and be
called the second "silver-tongued ora-
EDMUND BUCKLE DOWNEVY
"Ne,er breathed a truer friend."
Football II, III, IV.
Track Squad III, IV.
Baseball I, II, III, IV.
Junior Council, III, Senior Council IV.
Athletic Association III, IV.
Traiiic Squad IV.
Stage Manager, Senior Play.
"Little Ed" was the star on football
and baseball fields. When he was Cap-
tain of the Baseball Team III, Nashua
won the State Championship. Ed loved
humor and was always pulling "wise
cracks" which caused whole classes to
burst out in laughter. May "Ed" hit the
line in life as skillfully as when he hit
the opposing playerson football fields.
FRANCES MARGARET DOWNEY
"Happy am I, from care I am free,
Why aren't they all ooiitefnted like me?"
No one could be blue or unhappy when
Frances was around. Full of fun, witty
and alert, Frances enlivened many a mo-
ment which threatened to be dreary. Be-
sides this, she was a musician of no mean
ability, as was proved by her member-
ship in the Mandolin and Glee Club, and
by her being chosen as Class Pianist.
THEODORE CLINTON DRUMM
"He has a nimble wit:
I think 'twas 'made of Atala-'hta's heels."
Did you ever see "Ted" when he was
not laughing or when he did not have
some witty remark ready? Even when
he was earning his letter in Football IV,
he always came up smiling, ready with
a joke. In class, when not reciting, his
favorite pastime was to "sneak" a little
LORRAINE EVA DUFOUR
"A delicate, attractive, dainty little fig-
ure, 'uncommonly bright brown eyes,
vested with vivacity and iiitelligencef
When called upon to recite, Lorraine
always had her lessons, and won a place
in the Upper Third, yet whenever there
was a good time in progress, she was al-
ways to be found in the midst of the
gaiety. How she did it was always an
unsolved mystery to her classmates in
Room 5, as Lorraine never vouched un-
necessary explanation. She proved espe-
cially discreet in her service at the teach-
er's lunch counter in senior year. In her
junior year she was a Tattler Reporter.
We will always remember her as the de-
lightfully "French" little French girl in
the Senior Play.
ALICE MILDRED DUTTO-N
"Oh, what a pal was Alice!"
Alice was more easy to get acquainted
with than some people realized. She
was quiet and retiring, but was always
on the dot when fun was wanted, and
had a keen sense of humor. Alice, here's
wishing you much luck in the future!
"Perseve'rance 'ls the secret of success."
"Connie," as we all called him, was the
shortest member of the class, but every
inch of his small stature was full of
"pep" and ginger. His pen was as
mighty as any sword and he could 'tear
off a good poem or story in no time. His
powers as a debater were unquestioned
and when he spoke we did not lend him
our ears,-we gave them to him. "Am-
bition" was his middle name and "Perse-
verance" his motto.
DOROTHY ELISABETH Ess0N
"Gentle manners are always captivat-
"Dot" was one of the quietest and best
liked girls in Room 5. Despite the fact
that her lovely hair was auburn in tint,
she never became angry if you teased
her about it. She was always calm and
unruifled and could be depended upon to
help in a pinch. We hope you keep it up,
CHARLJ-is' EDWARD FOLEN
"Whatever is worth doing at all is worth
That seems to have been Charley's
motto all during high school, for what-
ever' he attempted, he did to the best of
his ability. He belonged to the Alpha
Debating Society II and III, and that is
really something not many of us Seniors
did. He was also on the Track Squad
IV. But his greatest abilities were in
art and mechanics. His ambition was
to become a commercial artist, and we all
feel sure that this ambition will be real-
"So rrmch to do, so little done"
Reba's two outstanding characteristics
were her perpetual hurry and her un-
failing good humor. Remember what a
charming appearance she made in the
Senior'Play? Judging from her pres-
ent success as a pianist, we may safely
prophecy a brilliant future for her' in
Doms ELIZABENTH FULLER
"For ia better friend, look no fm'th,er."
Doris was another member of our class
to whom we owe the unusual success of
our Junior Prom. Doris entered whole-
heartedly into every project, and worked
untiringly for the benefit of our class.
We will remember her as the girl who
was always reliable and helpful, always
ready to aid her classmates in any dif-
ficulty, and who achieved steady suc-
cess in her school work throughout her
school career, attaining high rank on the
EVELYN GRACE FULLER
'KA lass of deeds, not of words?
Whatever Evelyn started into do, she
did well. She was on the Girls' Basket-
ball team, I, II, III, IV, and certainly
deserved credit for her playing. She
was always so thoroughly prepared in
all her subjects that no one was sur-
prised to find her' third on the Honor
Roll. The Glee Club, II, III, included
her among its members. Our Class Book
is very much the better for Evelyn's
eiiicient labor as Associate Editor.
"Eyes that were fountains of laughter
- amd sorrow."
Pearl's eyes indeed told Whatever mood
she was in. She liked to talk, and did,
too. She had a genuine knack for Writ-
ing which she used to the advantage of
the Class Book Committee. We are sure
she will succeed in her career at Tufts
OLIVEITTE LOUISE GRANDMAISO-N
"She who mewns not mischief does it all."
'Member her ceaseless. flow of ques-
tions in Room 6? Olivette always meant
Well, but seemed possessed to say the
wrong thing at the wrong' time, much to
the amusement of her classmates. She
never took offense at laughter at her
own expense, for she loved a good joke
herself. She sold candy at the Senior
Play, took part in "Marcheta," and
worked on the Lunch Counter her Senior
year. Was she popular? Well, rather!
AGNES JOSEPHINE GRAY
"So quiet, calm cmd kind in many ways."
Agnes was quiet and retired at times,
but was she always game when a good
time approached? She certainly was.
Agnes worked faithfully at her studies,
and found them enjoyable. Agnes, the
class of '24 wishes you a long, success-
RAYMOND WILLIAM HACKETT
"Taste the joy
That springs from labor."
Ray found his joy in the labor of sales-
manship, and at one time we were told
that that was his life ambition. He
changed his mind, however, for he de-
cided to enter a medical school, and he
will, no doubt, achieve success in this
profession, for if ever there was a
worker, Ray was one. We knew this,
and for that reason we made him Sub-
scription Manager of the Toottler IV, and
an Assistant Editor of the Class Book.
JAMES LAWRENCE HALL
"Oh! blest with, temper whose unclouded
Can frrtake tomorrow as cheerful as to-
"Larry,' burned up the dust between
his home and the school every morning
for four years in his little "road-louse,"
and in spite of his many trials there-
with, his smile was unclouded. Some-
thing about him made every black cloud
have a silvery lining. Larry's shop ex-
perience came in handy, and old "Liz"
did not loaf a day, due to said Mr. Hall's
MILDRIJD LOUISE HALLISEY
"Moderation, the noblest gift of h.ea'ven."
Mildred was very quiet at intervals,
and could frequently be found in a cor-
ner poring-over some lesson that she
had forgotten until that minute. Such
absentmindedness, however, did not pre-
vent her being on the Honor Roll. Mil-
dred was a "whizz" at writing "comps"
and we considered it a special treat to be
allowed to read her essays. She was
elected to the Class Book staff and
helped to make it a success.
DOROTHY MARIE HASKINS
"The niihiest manners and the gentlest
Dot's manners were mild, but that
doesn't mean that she was meek, She
was on the Class Ring Committee, II,
and the Junior Reception Committee.
Dot was one of the pretty girls who sold
candy at the Senior Play, and she was
also in "Marcheta."
THOMAS, JOSEPH HICKEY
"A merrier' man
Within the limits of becoming 'mirth
I never spent an houns talk withal."
"Tom" was the leading comedian of
our class. At his slightest motion, the
entire class would be attention, and
whenever he would spring one of the
many tricks in his bag, they would be in
an uproar. "Tom" was one of the Track
Squad, 111, IV, and also on the Football
Squad, II, III. His Sophomore year he
piloted the good ship, 'fClass of Twenty-
four," and was Class Treasurer his Jun-
MILDRED GRACE HOPKINS
"To her a frolic was ot high delight,
A frolic she would hunt for day and
That's "Milly" all over. She was al-
ways just bubbling over with fun. How
she could giggle! If you teased her
about the color of her hair, she somehow
turned the joke on you. She certainly
could be witty at times. She sold candy
at the Senior Play and lots of it.
ISABEL HOVANES IAN
"Her ways are ways of pLeiasant'hess."
Isabel not only managed to master her
lessons, but found time to make many
friends. She always worked earnestly
and enjoyed every minute of her school
hours. She had the honor of being in
the Upper Third. Good luck, Isabel.
ROBERT HENRY HOWE,
"Never do today what you can put of
"Bang" was one of those easy-going
fellows who had far rather stay home
and sleep than come to school, yet he was
full of "pep" when the right time came.
He made the Football Team QIVJ and
showed his grit and ability under fire.
DUNCAN GRAHAM JACKSON
"A simple, guileless, childlike man,
Content to live where life began."
There you have Duncan. He was not
anxious to hold office or to be on commit-
tees, but was content to sit back and
watch. Now don't get the idea that
"Dune" was a shirker. Far from that,
for he would do anything obliging when
asked, and he contributed to the success
of "Marcheta." His scholastic standing
on the Honor Roll, too, shows that he did
much with his books.
WALTER FRANKLIN J AQUITH
"Men of few words are the best men."
"Jakey's" favorite indoor sport was
dashing down to the lunch counter from
Chemistry IV. He could beat the school's
best sprinter at that distance, that is, if
a dish of ice cream awaited him at tape.
Otherwise from this excitement, "Jal2ey"
was shy and bashful but we suspect he
had powers of quiet observation.
NORMAN FRANCIS JEANNOTTE
"The cold neutrality of an impartial
Norman was always neutral,-as one
would say in politics, non-partisan. He
was a musician and played violin in the
orchestra for two years. It was his
greatest ambition to be an accountant
and we wish him success in this career
if he undertakes it.
JOHN THOMAS KELLY
"None but himself oem be his parallel."
Football II, III, IV, Athletic Council
II, III, IV, Captain Basketball II, III,
Tattler Reporter III, Junior Reception
Committee III, Track III, IV, Class
President IV, Captain Track IV, "Mar-
cheta" IV, Senior Council IV. "Jackie"
was the shining star of '24, We
shouldn't be surprised if, in time, "Jack-
ie" Wound up his career as President of
"These here United States."
MARY ELIZABETH KELLY
"Ever 'ready with CL smile."
Mary certainly took life easy. Never
hurried, never rattled, daily she greeted
us with a cheery smile. It is true that
she liked to whisper occasionally! In the
home economics course she proved her
domestic ability. Mary loves children
and with her love of household work, she
should make a happy ruler of some home.
May the smile you had in '24 remain with
EARL. VICTOR KENISTON
"But, sure, he's proud, and yet his pride
Earl was proud, yet was not what is
known as "stuck upf' and without his
proud air he wouldn't have been one half
as popular in school. He was in the
Boys' Glee Club II and was also on the
Ticket Committee for "Marcheta." Earl
was christened "Duke" by his friends,
and the 'title certainly fitted him.
J 011-IN ORVILLE KENNEY
"One universal grin."
Always "grinning" was Orville. His
particular vanity was his hair, which
was always combed back in a somewhat
lengthy pompadour. When on the
Junior Dance Committee, he delighted in
making perilous trips on a step-ladder to
the Auditorium balcony to decorate it
for the dance. Orville was a great hand
at managing his "Eagles," and in future
years we expect to hear of him as the
successor of "Jawn" McGraw.
FRANCIS VINCENT KILBRIDE
"Music is well said to be the speech of
Quiet and unassuming, smiling and
cheerful, Francis wasn't like most fiery-
haired fellows, for he never got angry.
How he could play that piano! He' was
pianist for the orchestra and Mandolin
Club in his senior year. He also played
for "Marcheta"-in fact, what would
"Marcheta" have- been without Francis?
'Member how dignified we seniors felt
marching into the hall Wednesdays, with
Francis at the piano?
JOHN LEONARD KILLKELLEJY
'tFor'rn, features, intellect,
Were such as might at once
Cmnmancl and win all hearts."
"Len's" rosy cheeks have always been
the wonder of the school, and 'since being
informed one Wednesday morn in As-
sembly that his complexion came from
his eating an apple a day, we suspect
that "Len" has a private little apple tree
of his own. In addition to his rosy
cheeks, "Len" is the proud possessor of
the following record: Tattler Reporter
II, III, Athletic Editor Tattler IV, Ath-
letic Editor Class Book IV, Varsity Foot-
ball II, III, IV, Captain Football IV,
Member A. A. Council IV, Upper Third,
Class Orator. '
MARJO'RY DELORA KIMBALL
"Bright as the sim her smile the gazers'
Arid like the sim she smiles on all alike."
There was never a girl like "Marge"
Gay and sober, noisy and quiet, she could
be one just as easily as the other. She
had a lovely way of smiling' and did it
exceptionally well. To "M'arge', it was
"a smile in time saves a formal introduc-
tion."' She was on the Junior Reception
Committee and sold candy at the Senior
ELLA ELIZA KING
"A daughter of the gods, divinely tall,
And mo-st divinely fair."
Ella's nimble lingers must have been
busy most of her spare time. Her pretty
sweaters were the envy of the classroom.
We anticipate that she'll be the success-
ful manager of a fancy-work store of her
own one of these days. She sold candy
at the Senior Play and took part in many
"A girl who can work, a girl who can
A girl wh,o's a true friend every clay."
Mary was a little body, but what a
big place she held in the hearts of her
classmates! She showed her ability to
work while she was on the Tattler staff
as Alumni Editor, and everyone will
agree that she did enjoy good times.
Best of luck, little pal! Freshman So-
cial Committee, Tattler Reporter II,
Class Pin Committee, Junior Reception
Committee, Alumni Editor IV, Upper
CAMILLEN EDNA LEDOUX
"Affection, warm and faith sincere,
Arid soft humanity are here."
One hardly knew when Camille was in
a room, she was so quiet and unobtrusive.
Asking questions seemed to be her chief
hobby. Remember how she used to quiz
us just before history or English, and
also how we in our turn quizzed her
about grammar in our junior year? She
made a charming little candy girl at the
ELEANOR SYBILI LESLIE
"Spirited, frail, naively bold,
Her hair a rajjfleol crest of gold."
Eleanor's sweet manners and tact Won
her a place in the hearts of all with
whom she came in contact. Just read
her list of activities if you would know
how popular she was with her class-
mates. Vice-President II, Ring Commit-
tee II, Mandolin Club III, IV, Reception
Committee III, "Marcheta" IV, Assist-
ant Exchange Editor of Tattler III, EX-
change Editor IV, Senior Play IV, Vale-
LILLIAN VERNA LEWIS
"I well believe thou hast a mind that
With this thy fair arwl outward charac-
We know that Lillian did possess an
excellent mind, because we can remember
the day she conducted an English class
and did it to perfection, also because she
was in the Upper Third. She ought to
make a good "school-marm." Withal
she was one of the most vivacious girls
in N. H. S. She took part in "Marcheta"
and was, besides, one of' the hard-work-
ing Paragraph Writers.
BERNADETTE ELIZABETH LYOANS
"Where the month is sweet and the eyes
intelligent, the're's always the look of
beauty, with cz right hea1't."
Bernadette was one of the frivolous
pupils in "The Charm School." No won-
der the play was such a success with
girls like her in the cast! In her junior
year she helped to make our Junior
Dance a very pleasant affair by being on
that committee. May you ever have as
many friends as you have made in N. H.
J EAN MACDUFFIE
"How sweet and gracious, even 'in com-
Is that fine sense which men call Confr-
Jean has the honor of being the young-
est to graduate in the class of 1924. Yet
her more mature ideas and manners be-
lie the fact that she was class baby. Be-
sides being a fluent conversationalist,
she was also a talented singer. Her re-
cord was one of which she might justly
MARY ELIZABETH MANNING
"Silence is only G0'Wl'I7l6'l'ldl1bl6.,,
"May" was a girl who did things with
so little talk that We didn't know Very
much about her. She was well liked and
at all the school dances her card was al-
Ways full. Here's hoping her life is as
Well filled with pleasant things as her
dance cards always were of names. She
was one of the Chatter Girls in "Mar-
ALBERT HYATT' MARCUS
"No, I was not born under a rhyming
But that is hard to believe after seeing
some of those poems and jingles that
"Al" wrote while he was Personal Editor
of the Tattler IV. Albert had many
abilities. Besides being a walking dic-
tionary and current events paper, he was
an actor, as he showed by taking one of
the leading parts in the Senior Play, and
senior year he decided to show his ath-
letic abilities by making the Track Team.
MARTIN GEORGE MARKARIAN
"What's in a name?"
Martin's pet hobby was answering in
class to everybody else's name, whether
Ruth, John, or what not. He loved to
talk and could argue his point for hours.
With his oratory, he should make a fine
lawyer. His hobby was buying and sell-
ing used autos. One week he drove a
Ford, the next a Hudson. Martin's
ability as a student should win honors
for him in his college life, for when he
wanted to study in Nashua High, his
average was always high.
CAMILLE ROSANA MARTEL
"A blooming lady, a conspicuous flower,
Admired for hier beauty, for her sweet-
We shall always remember Camille as
leading lady in "Marcheta." She was
very popular, with a long list of activi-
ties to prove it. Class Pin Committee II,
Student's Council III, Junior Dance and
Reception Committees III, "Marcheta"
IV, Vice-President IV, Senior Dance
Committee IV, Student Council IV,
Chairman of Candy Committee of Senior
DORIS LOUISE MARTIN
"A truer, nobler, trustier heart,
More loving or loyal, never beat."
To speak of how much Doris was liked
by every one would be superfluous. We'll
let her list speak for itself: Glee Club
I, III, IV, Junior Reception Committee
III, Mandolin 'Club I, II, III, Trailic
Duty, Senior Play Candy Committee,
"Breathes there a man with soul so dead
Who never to himself hath said,
'Oh-how I hate to get ont of becl?' "
"Joe" obtained fame in school as a
traliie cop and some day he may make
use of the knowledge thus obtained and
become a real traffic director. He was
also as clever' a little bluffer as the next
one. Lucky Boy!! One of "Joe's"
characteristics, besides his red hair, was
his habitual sleepy look about 8.15. He
worked hard all through the four years
to help N. H. S. to produce snappy, win-
ning teams in football and baseball. Last,
but not least, he was in the Upper Third.
ISABEL LORRAINE MCCLURE
'lStill senile, my dear ,'
A frown or tear V
Would mar that cheerful face."
"Izzy" arrived at- N. I-I. S. her sopho-
more year, and her cheerful ways gained
many friends for her. She never dis-
played anger, but always seemed satis-
fied with things as they were. And, too,
she could be depended upon for her les-
sons at all times which resulted in her
being in the Upper Third. Here's to
your future, "Izzy!"
CHARLES ORVILLE2 MCCULLOM
"I love fool's experiments.. I am always
making them." ,
'iMac" did love to experiment with
different methods in order to produce a
noise and was usually successful. He
was a champion noise-maker during his
career in N. H. S. "Mac" played Base-
ball II and IV and Basketball II and IV,
and was also in "Marchetti," where his
dancing ability stood him in good stead.
MARION AGNES MCGLYNN
"To those who know her not, no words
And those who know her know all words
Brilliant, talented, and clever, Marion
was one of the most gifted members of
the class of 1924. Not only as an Honor
Student., but also as a musician in our
school orchestra, she displayed her versa-
tility. Fun-loving and loyal, Marion's
advent was always welcomed with pleas-
ure at all class gatherings.
RUTH ANNHDTE MILAN
"Light and dark, short or tall,
She sets a spring' to snare them allf'
"Along came Ruth, and to tell the
truth, she stole their hearts away." The
words of the old song describe our Ruth
to a HT." Carefree and merry as the day
is long, a friend warranted to drive
away the blues, Ruth did her share in
brightening our lives at N. H. S. She
was a member of the committee for our
Freshman Party and Junior Dance.
, I TUSITALA
HELEN MARY MOLLOY
"Her glancing eyes I may compare
To diamond dews on rosebuds rare."
"Nellie" was one of our most talented
classmates with a secure berth in the
Upper Third. Oh, how she could dance,
and draw, and solve Math problems!
She was well chosen to serve on the
Candy Committee at the Senior Play, for
who could resist her magnetic influence
and charming appearance? As a Rus-
sian dancer in "Marcheta" she merited
much praise. May success attend every
ANNA GERTRUDE MORAN
There's a sense of humor
Beneath her quiet miefh
And those who have discovered it
A treasure rare have seen."
Anna was-always ready to smile at a
good joke, especially in the bookkeeping
rooms. With her inseparable companion,
Anna Collins, she sometimes caused
study-room teachers anxiety with her
whispering. She was mighty pretty, too,
and had a knowing twinkle in her eye.
We suspect her of holding volumes of
B ER NARD MORAN
"His pencil drew what eier his soul
"Bernie" was always sketching! A
few hasty lines and behold! there you
were in black and white. However, he
couldn't have devoted all his time to his
art, for we know he studied-whether he
chose to recite or not-and held several
responsible positions in the class. As-
sistant Baseball Manager III, Baseball
Manager IV, Art Editor of the Zlattler
III, Editor of the Tattler IV, Athletic
Council IV, Upper Third.
"My delight is in proper young men."
Many people have hobbies of collect-
ing souvenirs, "Tessie's" was collecting
friendships from young men, and she
surely did collect a good many. But she
didn't spend all her time this way, for
she played in the Mandolin Club II, III,
IV, was on the Junior Prom Committee
III, and danced in "Marcheta" IV.
WILLIAM CARLOS MOULTON
"Never trouble Trouble, till Trouble
"Bill" would never bother people un-
less they bothered him, and since no one
ever bothered him, he never bothered
anyone. "Bill" brought a bug to school
one morning, during our freshman year,
which bit several of the fellows badly.
Don't be alarmed. It was only a radio
bug. Some of them haven't got over the
effects of it yet, and sometimes disturb
"Bill" with their queries. "Bill's" idea
of heaven is a sort of Sleepy Hollow.
Let's hope he will sometime gain admit-
tance to that paradise.
E H1-JLHN MARY MULLEN
"A merry heart makes a cheerful court-
No matter where Helen was, she al-
ways had that keen sense of humor and
contagious smile which have won so
many friends for her. Yet when it came
to serious matters, Helen was "right
there." One could always depend on her
for knowing her lessons, and her high
rank on the Honor Roll gave proof of
her brilliancy. In "Marcheta" she
showed her ability to sing and dance,
and as a Prohpetess, to furnish us
"One vast substantial smile."
"Mlul" was nearly always smiling,
though his brow could look like a thun-
der-cloud, and his was a real smile, from
one ear to the other. If he ever were
marked for being happy, his grade would
be one-hundred plus. "Mul" was on the
Class. Ring Committee and maybe that's
one reason we obtained such good look-
ing rings. He was on the Football Team
his whole four years in high school, and
was one of the best guards Nashua ever
had. He smiled his way through many
battles on the gridiron.
IRVING STANLEFY MUMFORD
"The world is good, and the people are
And we"re all good fellows together."
He was one of our tallest classmates
and measured up to his height in his
cleverness as "George Boyd" in the
Senior Play, and his ability to obtain a
place in the Upper Third. Irving was
also in the Glee Club- III. He was al-
ways eager for a good time and he
seemed to accomplish his desire.
Leo EVEQRETT NASH
"He that can have patience com have
. what he will."
Patience should have been Leo's middle
name, for didn't he work for three whole
seasons on the Football Squad before he
got his letter? What patience he must
have had, too, while serving on the Pin
and Ring Committee II, and when draw-
ing some of those fine artistic cuts for
the Tattler while he was Art Editor IV!
Besides being Art. Editor for the Class
Book, he did much for the Track Team
III and IV. It was perhaps Leo's quiet
industry that gained him so many
LILLIAN MADELEIINEI NASH
"A friend with all,
An enemy with none."
Lillian's jolly manners made one al-
ways feel good-humored in her company.
She greeted everyone and everything
with a smile-even her studies. N o won-
der she was in the Upper Third! 'Mem-
ber the ceaseless flow of laughter that
reigned in Room. 5 When Lillian felt her
funniest? Here's Wishing you much suc-
cess in your future undertakings, "Dill!"
f'A friend who knows, and dares to say,
The brave, sweet words that cheer the
Everyone will remember Ruth's piano
playing and her sweet voice, and We feel
sure she will succeed in a musical career.
Ruth played Basketball I, was member
of the Senior Council IV, Junior Recep-
tion Committee III, and Senior Play
Property Committee IV. All those who
know her in the class, and they were
many, will remember her loyalty and
MARGARET CARMELITA NOONAN
"That virtue was suyjicvlent of herself for
Margaret was petite, had black bobbed
hair, dark sparkling eyes, and a sunny
disposition. What qualities could pos-
sibly go together better than these?
TERESA ALICE O'MEARA
"A loving little life of sweet small
Teresa was quiet, but nevertheless
cheerful and ready for fun as much as
any one else. She said little but heard
much. Her good natured Ways and
pleasant smiles gained her many friends.
RUTH MAR.GARET PALMER
"Forward and frolic glee was there
The will to do, the soul to dare."
Ruth Was here only for her last year
and we then realized what we had missed
the other three. She had such a pleas-
ing personality that she rapidly made
friends with all with Whom she came in
contact. She was a good student, but if
any fun-making was going on Ruth was
in the midst of it. N. H. S. Wishes her
adopted daughter success!
MILDRED BERNIGE PARKER
"Perseoe1'ance is the secret of success."
Mildred was quiet and unassuming,
but when it came to Math, how she did
shine! She was the only girl who dared
brave the danger of a course in Trigo-
nometry, and we were told that she was
highly successful. Mildred was con-
scientious and put many of us to shame
by her thoughtful, accurate recitations.
ROY STEWART PARKER
'tHe kept his counsel and went his wayf'
"Roy" joined us in sophomore year,
hailing from Amherst, and quickly
gained the distinction of being the most
bashful boy in the class.. He was an
industrious lad, with a hobby of buying
and selling automobiles. When one got
underneath Roy's shyness, he found a
"regular fellow," and one with ambition.
"Laugh and the wo-rlol laughs with you."
"Everywhere that Mildred went her
laugh was sure to go." But how we did
miss it during those long weeks she was
ill With scarlet fever! "Pete" made a
decided "hit" as "Sally" in the Senior
Play. Her musical ability has greatly
improved the work of both Mandolin and
Glee Clubs. Mandolin Club I, II, III,
Glee Club II, III, Senior Play IV, Upper
ALICE SCOTT RAMSDELL
"Oh, ken ye the Lass wi' the bonnie blue
Her smile is the sweetest that ever was
Her cheek like the rose 0-r fresher, I
"Al" was always quiet around N. H.
S., but when with her friends, she could
chatter with the- best. "Al" had the "in-
side dope" on nearly everything that
happened in N. H. S., and she was pop-
ular with all wholknew her, which is
saying a good deal. She liked parties
and was a good hostess, as many of us
remember. She was in a chorus of that
fine show, "Marcheta."
HENRY LEON RICARD
"A worl-smart worthy of his hire."
Henry, or "Tex" as he was familiarly
called, had for his greatest ambition to
become a druggist, and by the way of
getting experience in that line he
"jerked" sodas afternoons. Don't worry,
"Tex," many a registered pharmacist got
his start that way. Although this Beau
Brummel did not come to N. H. S. until
his junior year, it did not take us long
to find out what a likeable chap he was.
RICH RICHARDSON RIMBACH
"For or, better friend look 'ho further."
"Dick" to his friends, "Bird" to his
intimates. l'Dick" upheld the laurels of
1924 as the only blond sheik in the class.
His winning way held him in great
prominence with the ladies and his danc-
ing endeared him to the feminine heart.
If he had a way with the women, so also
did he- have a Way with the men. His
airy nature and buoyant disposition made
him many friends. He was ga Tattler
Reporter III, was made Associate Edi-
tor of our Class Book, and was on the
Upper Third. '
RAYMOND GILBERT Ross
"Whatever is worth olofirlg at all is worth
"Ray" took the cake as Daddy Long
Legs of the class. However, in spite of
the lankiness of his legs, he surely could
shake 'em,. He could dance with 'the
grace of Apollo. Thinking' he would like
a change, "Ray" moved to Pittsburg, but
after a few months' absence he decided
he could not live without us and re-
joined our grand old class.
"A moderate pace for a long race?
Mildred was nothing if not independ-
ent. She often came to school late and
was often absent through illness, but
made up for lost time when she got
there. Although she seemed quiet, she
was always ready for a good time.
MARY JOVSEPHINE SHEA
"Good nature and good sense must ever
The class of '24 will never forget
"Maizie." All sorts of duties were im-
posed upon her, but she never refused to
do any of them. She was full of school
spirit and enthusiasm and nothing
daunted her when it was a question of
doing something to benefit N. H. S. Of
course she was a natural ,choice for a
class book paragraph writer and for
Class Historian. May your willingness
continue to be an inspiration to others,
Mary ELIZABETH SINGLETON
"The girl with the million dollar smile."
Who ever saw Mary in a grouchy
mood? No one. Her cheery greeting and
her wonderful smile will live long in our
hearts. Her graceful dancing made her
very popular and she was swamped with
men at all the dances. She also showed
her dancing ability in "Marcheta."
JOHN ALBERT SMALL
"Mfg only books were womews looks,
And fo'lly's all they taught me."
"Deac" didn't learn much from "wom-
en's looks," but along other lines his ed-
ucation was not neglected. He earned
his letter in Football II, III, IV, in
Baseball II, III, IV, and in Basketball
III and IV. He was also a point scorer
for '24 in the Class Track Meet, and
when he had time from baseball was a
member of the regular Track Team. He
was a Freshman Tattler Reporter and
was on the Junior Dance Committee. In
"Marcheta," "Deac"' showed some talent
which none of us knew he had.
IRENE ELIZABETH SOMERVILLE
"Mwy Heaven its choicest blessings send,
On such ot girl and such a friend."
Every word of the above quotation is
meant for Irene, for she was always a
delightful classmate and friend to all,
made for playful wit and laughter. Irene
immensely loved playing' good-natured
jokes. 'Member her love for Economics?
Here's to Kline!"
"Still waters run deep."
"Chunky" was one of the quiet kind
who only spoke when spoken to. But in
spite of his silence he was very capable
and handled the class money his senior
year in a creditable manner. He was an
exponent of the art of Basketball II, III,
and Captain IV. He was on the Traffic
Squad IV and between times found time
to take part in the duties of the A. A.
and Senior Council.
AGNES KATHRYN SUGHRUE
"She lives content and envies none."
Agnes always seemed contented, due
to the fact that she sincerely enjoyed her
four years at N. H. S. And, too, Agnes
found much pleasure in being saleslady
in one of our big stores. Some day we
expect to hear of her as head of a large
business concern. Good luck, Agnes!
JOHN PATRICK SULLIVAN
"A youth with joyous thought."
You have all heard before how Johnny
knew this was the best class to be with,
and that is why he came back. Of
course, this is the best class, we admit it,
and appreciate his good sense in coming
back to graduate with us. John was al-
ways "slow but surel' in his ways, and
always had a smile on his face. Here's
hoping the best 0' luck to you, John.
WILLIAM MITCHELL SWEENY
"I will study and get ready, and my
chance will come."
"Bill" was an industrious worker in
N. H. S. and also afternoons outside of
school. He supported all the athletic
teams and rarely missed a game. Unas-
suming and modest, "Bill" nevertheless
made friends with all. With such ad-
mirable traits we know he'll make his
way in life. '
"Silence is golden."
"Adjie" was quiet around school, but
once outside he forgot all about being
quiet. He was on the HaIlowe'en Social
Committee I, a Tattler Reporter II, and
on the Junior Dance Committee III.
"Adjie's" senior year was especially
busy, as he was on the A. A. Council,
the Senior Play Property Committee,
and in "Marcheta." He won his letter
in Basketball II, III and IV, was chosen
Manager in IV, and the result was some
very good games. He also Won his letter
in Track III and IV, and Football IV.
Actions are greater than words-so you
may judge for yourself.
PAUL EDWARD JAMES TOBIAS
"He was straight and strong, and his
eyes were blue
As the summer meletifng of sky and sea."
In any athletic activity, Paul was
right there and he did much to make
ours a winning school in sports. In ad-
dition he was an "all 'round fellow," and
he won for himself a place in the Upper
Third. Football I, II, III, IV, Basket-
ball II, III, IV,,Assistant Manager Base-
ball III, Track Squad II, III, Captain
Traific Squad III, Athletic Council IV,
Senior Council IV, Play Property Com-
mittee, "M:archeta" IV.
LILLIAN ELEANORE VASSAR
"The force of her aww 'merit makes her
Lillian was just the nicest girl one
would wish to know and her 'number of
friends proved this. She was usually
carefree, though before tests she asked
her friends more questions than enough.
She had, what was to many, a Wonder-
ful accomplishment, and that was a
lovely handwriting. It certainly was the
envy of some of us.
VIOLA ANGENLINEQ WARBURTON
"A maiden never bold, of spirit so still
and quiet that her motion blushes at
When we spoke of blushes, we in-
variably thought of Viola. At the least
provocation, her face would flush with a
color not at all unbecoming. This, how-
ever, never seemed to interfere with her
recitations, for she always had an an-
swer ready, which accounted for her
ranking in the Upper Third. We are
sure Viola will make a very capable sec-
retary in the near future.
"He had only one vanity, he thought he
could give advice better than any
That's all' right, Phil, none of us are
perfect, and your classmates liked you
none the less. If he couldn't study his
lesson and know it otherwise, he'd mem-
orize it. He was a success as an actor,
too, in his role of a twin in the "Charm
School," and as the: choleric father in
"Marcheta." He also sang in the Glee
Club for two years and was in the Upper
" 'Tis strange what a, man may do, and
a woman yet think him an angel."
In other words, whatever he did, was
quite the right thing in the eyes of the
fair sex. He 'was the life of any party-
why not, with such a smile and an
Apollo-like Visage? He was on the
Property Committee in the Senior Play,
took part in "Marcheta," and was an
Assistant Editor of the Class Book.
VERA MADELINE WHITE
"I-Iappflness is a natural flower of
Did you ever see Vera when she was
not happy? In school or out of school
she was always the same, even when
waiting on table at a "Hi-Y" supper,
and that is going some. How she did
Work on the Senior Play Property Com-
mittee! Perhaps that accounts for the
pretty settings that were in the show.
Vera also showed her ability as a dancer
in "Marcheta" IV. -
WARD PARKER WHITNEY
"I awoke one morning and found myself
We really believe some day Ward will
be famous because of his acting. What
an inexhaustible supply of fun-making
he did have! In the Athletic Associa-
tion entertainments II and III, and as a
blackfaced comedian, he showed his tal-
ent in the circus take-off in the Senior
Play, and in "lVIarcheta." A cartoonist,
too, was Ward. He was also a musi-
cian. Name the instruments that Ward
Parker couldn't play, and you will find
CECELIA LOUISE WINN
"I fear no loss, I hope no gain,
I envy none, I none disdain."
Courteous and considerate, Cecelia
was a distinct asset to any gathering. A
talented musician, she was ever ready
to contribute her share to any social
hour. Cecelia was especially noted for her
good humor and loyalty, a friend Worth
ERVIN RICHARDSON WINN
"Go west, young man! Go west!"
Since Erwin has spent some time in the
western section of the country, the love
of the mountains and other natural won-
ders of the west is instilled in his heart.
He was always telling of the beauties of
California. He studied hard and took up
radio as a hobby. He was a member of
the Track Squad III and IV. '24 will
remember him as its tallest member.
MAVIS ELEANOR WITHAM
"She moves a. goddess and she looks a
Mavis has displayed her dramatic
ability in more than one instance. Her
clever portrayal, of the sentimental sec-
retary in "The Charm School" was one
of the hits of the evening. Mavis was
also a history shark, as anyone who was
fortunate enough to have been in her
class will testify. She was as popular
as she was talented, and that's going
J 0'HN ADAMS WORTHEN, JR.
"Friendship above all ties does bind the
And faith in friendship is the noblest
We had with us our "well-known busi-
ness man" in high school, for John was
both business-like and popular. He was
able to talk on all subjects brought up
for discussion and often proved as help-
ful as a textbook in answering questions.
He had several hobbies, one of which was
music. He was Assistant Business Man-
ager of the Tatit.le'r III, and Class Book
Paragrapher, a Class Prophet, and stood
fifth in the Upper Third.
Uhr Gllarm nf '24
For four happy years we've been together,
Four happy years that have been, oh, so short!
Four happy years in all kinds of weather
Shoulder to shoulder we bravely have fought.
To keep our school honor bright and unstained,
To keep our school spirit strong and awake,
To iind that something from each year we've gained
All these are the things that have been at stake.
Now is the time of our graduation
And when it is over we all must part,
Perhaps to spread through many a nation,
Perhaps to remain where we got our start.
It matters not if our destination
Be to the very extremes of the earth,
It matters not if every vocation
Be as different as sorrow and mirth.
We'll always look back and lovingly think
Of those joyous days that went all too fast,
And always and ever they'll be a link,
Binding together the present and past.
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CThe Class Play, Presented January 4, 1924.3
From the moment when the curtain rose upon a rather
untidy, haphazard, masculine apartment on the top iioor of
an old-fashioned New York rooming house,'to its iinal drop,
two hours later, on the intensely feminine atmosphere of a
young ladies' boarding school, the interest of the entire
audience was held by the gay comedy entitled "The Charm
School." The entire play abounded in excitement, humor, and
clever acting, and reflected credit not only upon the leading
lady and man, Margaret Bearse and David Adams, but upon
each supporting member of the cast, and upon the faculty com-
mittee, comprised of Miss Preston, Miss Brown, and Mrs.
Sweetser, as well as the property committee and the coach,
Mrs. Blanche Varnuin Colter.
The first rise of the curtain discloses Albert Marcus, in
the guise of David MacKenzie, an energetic Q?J young law
student, apparently engrossed in study. Marcus's portrayal
of that sleepy, rather grumpy gentleman was distinctly worthy
of mention. A moment later, much to the disgruntlement of
the irascible David, Philip Weisman, as Tim Simpkins, makes
a characteristic entrance, shrilly whistling a popular melody.
When he is closely followed by Herman Connell as his twin
brother Jim, the comedy setting is practically complete, for
throughout the play the brothers engage in good-humored
The three chums are in the midst of a heated discussion
as to "whose turn it is to put the Wash away," when Irving
Mumford, as George Boyd, an expert accountant, enters dole-
fully and announces that he has lost his job. This, coupled
with the newly arrived information of the discontinuance of
their own allowances, bringsqthe twins face to face with the
inevitable. All their evasions and manoeuverings have been
in vain, the much dreaded moment has arrived. At last they
must get a job!
At this sad point, David produces a special delivery letter
addressed by a firm of attorneys to Austin Bevans, the absent
member of the quintet. In the midst of wild speculation as to
"what Austin's been up to," David Adams enters as Austin
Bevans, the dapper young automobile salesman in question.
Tearing the letter open eagerly, he learns that his aunt has
died without having made a will, and that therefore the school
for young ladies which she conducted in her lifetime has fallen
to him. Austin's four chums greet this disclosure with shrieks
of mirth, which hilarity is quickly replaced by astonishment,
when Austin declares his intention not only of conducting the
school, but of doing so in his own unusual method. In spite
of J im's laughing remark that "Austin's face would wreck a
thousand ladies' seminariesf' and in the midst of the taunts
and jibes of his chums, Austin proceeds to unfold his idea of
the perfect education of a girl. Charm and attractiveness are,
in his opinion, far more essential to a girl's success than Latin,
Greek, and mathematics. In view of this fact, he will make
his aunt's school avowedly a "charm school."
These plans are a bit shaken, however, a few moments
later, when Horace Brownin the role of Mr. Johns, a gruff,
middle-aged banker, who controls the school by mortgage,
stalks in with the calm assurance that "he has come to put the
young man' out of his agony." Imagine his indignation when
he learns of Bevans plans! At length, after much contro-
versy, Mr. Johns consents to a compromise. Bevans promises
to retain, as second in command, Miss Hays, who is "er-a-sort
of er-a connection by marriage" to Mr. Johns, and to avoid any
immediate contact with his pupils, and Johns, in his turn,
promises not to interfere in Mr. Bevans' program of action
and to allow his niece, Elise Benadotti, to remain in the school.
The unemployment situation is now solved and the four chums,
whom Bevans promises to make professors in dancing, his-
tory and accounting, prepare for their departure to the school.
The scene of action now changes to the main hall of the
Fairview Boarding School for.Ladies. Here, one of the gay-
est and most colorful scenes of the play is enacted when the
Senior Class, hearing a rumor that their new principal is a
grouchy old man, hold an indignation meeting. After coming
to the unanimous decision to leave the school immediately
upon their first meeting with their new principal, they turn
their thoughts to lighter things and all the Seniors, including
Margaret Bearse, Florence Baybutt, Elizabeth Bryant, Eva
Carr, Gertrude Cohen, Lorraine Dufour, and Bernadette
Lyons, join in a lively dance. Margaret Bearse, who, with
gaiety and piquancy plays the role of Elise Benadotti, the
pretty, vivacious 'president of the Senior Class, sings a gay
song, which is followed by another by Gertrude Cohen. Mildred
Peterson as Sally Boyd, a frivolous flapper, introduces the
comedy element. into this scene very cleverly. In the midst of
the hilarity, Eleanor Leslie, as the beloved Miss Hays, returns
unexpectedly from a visit and is greeted uproariously by her
pupils. Eleanor was adorable as the beautiful and dignified
Miss Hays, and her acting Was one of the brightest spots in
the play. l
When the pupils scamper noisily away to their classes,
Miss Hays is left alone with Mavis Witham, Who plays the
role of Miss Curtis, the lackadaisical school treasurer, with a
perfect grace and skill. Miss Curtis then tells Miss Hays
"dreadful news" of her meeting with Mr. Bevans, the new
principal, and Mr. Johns, who, we now learn, is Miss Hays'
divorced husband. Mavis cleverly affects distress as she begs
Miss Hays "to lock herself in her room until the brute has
left." Miss Hays, not at all abashed by the prospects of a
meeting with her "former" husband, greets him, a few mo-
ments later, with calm indifference. When he resents her at-
titude and asks her if she doesn't remember when she was his
Wife, she replies that "it was for such a short time and so very
long ago that she has really quite forgotten!"
' As soon as Miss Hays learns of the girls' decision, she tri-
umphantly brings the news to Mr. Bevans. He immediately
calls a meeting of the girls and an extremely humorous scene
follows, when the girls, charmed by his appearance, decide to
revoke their decision, and find it difiicult to explain their sud-
den change of mind. Tlhe acting of Elizabeth Bryant, when
she fearfully begged to be allowed to remain, was decidedly
From this point, the action of the play moves swiftly,
various complications arising when the girls, upon meeting
the new professors, promptly fall in love with them, and
Bevans finds it difficult to hold his lively chums to their
promise never to entertain any of his pupils. He even finds
it difficult to keep his own promise to Mr. Johns, and many,
especially his jealous rival, George Boyd, suspect him of not
living up to his agreement when he grants Elise's request to
allow her to write him daily letters to improve her English.
However, he keeps his promise strictly enough to convince
Elise that he does not love her, and on that account she runs
away to her old nurse's home in Bridgeport. The entire school
is aroused and Bevans leaves immediately in search of her.
George Boyd, who throughout the play has played the role of
the hopeless lover of Elise, follows, angry with the world in
general and Bevans in particular. The Simpkins twins are
suddenly called home and are very downcast until they learn
that Sally Boyd, with whom they are both in love, plans to at-
tend Vassar, a short distance -from their home town, where-
upon they depart happily.
When Mr. Johns arrives, on hearing of Elise's latest
prank, he finds that Bevans has returned with the culprit, and
he proceeds to scold Bevans and to inform him that' he will
be replaced immediately by Miss Hays. Miss Hays is so well
pleased by this arrangement that she at last consents to a
private interview with him concerning "the general welfare
of the school" and the two make their exit together.
Then comes the striking close of the play when Bevans,
now alone with Elise, facing her with a torrent of wrath and
blame for his failure, suddenly and unexpectedly succumbs to
her charms, thereby proving the futility of a "charm school"
--since charm is an innate quality.
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During our four years at N .H. S., the school has had four
football teams, four baseball teams, three basketball teams,
and three track teams. These teams, since the graduation of
the Class of '21, have had a majority of '24's, both in letter-
men and candidates. The girls' basketball teams cannot be
overlooked. Our Freshman year found a class league in bas-
ketball, the Sophomore girls winning the championship, and
since then two teams have represented the school- in successive
years, and have made an excellent showing. Among their op-
ponents have been girls from Manchester, Concord, Haverhill,
and Milford High Schools.
The football team in 1920 had a rather disastrous season.
This was due to an extra hard schedule, which called for
games with Lowell, Everett, Haverhill, and Manchester on
successive Saturdays, and a game with Lawrence High, two
weeks after the Manchester game. The scores of these games
were: Lowell 7-0, Everett 13-0, Haverhill62-7, Manchester
21-0, and Lawrence 7-0, all defeats, due to the outweighed
Nashua eleven. Nashua's only victory was a 21 to 13 win
over Leominster, the only team on the schedule that did not
outweigh us. Tlhe team was captained by George Nash, '22,
managed by Ralph Dumaine, '21, and coached by C. W. Law-
rence, a member of the faculty.
In 1921 Arthur Ryan, a well-known local athlete, took the
place of Mr. Lawrence, who had resigned. Raymond Leahy,
'22, managed the team, and George Nash, '22, was again cap-
tain. The season was but a sequel to the preceding one, as
the team lost six games, won one, and played a scoreless game
with Lowell, on the home grounds. The team. had a wonder-
ful, never-say-die spirit, but the support of the student body
was lacking. .
The 1922 team was also coached by Arthur Ryan. Paul
Tobias was the captain, and Fred Dobens, '23, manager. The
season showed a decided improvement over the two preceding
seasons :I four games were won, those against Newmarket,
Keene, Newburyport, and the Alumni, two were ties, against
Colby Academy, 6-6, and Amesbury, scoreless, the other four
games were lost to Lowell, Framingham, Concord and Man-
chester. This team was largely composed of '24's and left
golden prospects for the season of 1923.
The services of Raymond Pendelton were secured to fill
the place vacatediby the. resignationof Arthur Ryan, and
under his coaching the 1923 team showed the best record of
any football team representing Nashua High in recent years.
It won seven out of eight games. Its victorious games were
as follows: Lowell, St. J oseph's, Framingham, Concord, Proc-
tor Academy, Dean 'Academy Seconds, and Meriden, Con-
necticut. The only defeat suffered was the Manchester game,
by a score of 7-0, won on the only fluke of the game. Our
team was the first in New Hampshire to play an intersectional
game, that with Meriden High, one of Connecticut's fastest
outfits. The result of the game was a 3-0 victory in our favor.
Nashua scored 169 points to its opponents' 29 during the whole
season, setting an excellent record for Nashua's future teams.
The following men earned their letters: Captain Killkelley,
Manager Adams, Bruce, Carroll, Downey, Drumm, Howe, Mul-
vanity, Nash, Small, Dobens, '25, Webster, '25, Diggins, '26,
Kilbane, '26. .
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Association was called, basketball was recognized as a major
sport, and a schedule was authorized and drawn up for the
season of 1921-1922. John Kelly of '24, was elected captain,
and Fred Dobens, '23, manager. David Stevens, former
Springfield Y. M. C. A. College athlete, offered his services as
coach. The season was quite successful, the team winning
more than half its games. Manchester alone succeeded in
winning both of its games, one of these games, however, by a
very close margin. The same captain and manager were
elected for the following year.
The 1922-23 basketball season was very successful. The
team won the majority of its games, but was again twice
beaten by small margins by Manchester, our consistent
"jinx." David Stevens was again the coach, and we owe much
thanks to him for his good work. Stephen Steger was elected
captain, and David Tillotson, manager of the 1924 quintet,
both men being stars on the floor for the past two seasons.
The 1923-24 season was quite successful, the team win-
ning 11 out of its 18 games. The team was coached by Mr.
Pendleton, who had such success with the football team. The
season started with a victory over Lowell Vocational, followed
by such victories as Milford, Lowell, Haverhill, Marblehead,
Rochester, Essex "Aggies," Revere, with defeats by Salem,
Manchester, Beverly, and Winchester. Manchester again
proved to be our "jinX," defeating us twice by small scores,
and eliminating us from the state tournament at Durham.
The lettermen were: Captain Steger, Carroll, Diggins, '26,
Dobens, '25, McCullom, Small, Tillotson, and Tobias.
The baseball team of 1921 had a very poor season. Ten
games were lost, six games won, and one game tied, that
played with Portsmouth in the Port. City, through nine in-
nings of pouring rain, the score 6-6. C. W. Lawrence coached
the team, George Adams, '21, was captain, and Edward Shea,
In 1922 the services of Nashua's old stand-by, T. J. Leon-
ard, were secured to fill the place of Mr. Lawrence, who re-
signed. The season was fairly successful, the team winning
nine of its seventeen games. The latter end of the season the
team reached its stride and took many successive games, in
fact because of their good showing were given a game with
the local K. of C. team. The game was a close one and re-
sulted in a 5-3 defeat for the schoolboys. This team was cap-
tained by Kenneth Moran, '23, and managed by George
Nash, '22. 4
The 1923 team came through the season a howling suc-
cess, taking a large majority of its games and capturing the
title of State Champions. The team defeated Waltham, Pin-
kerton, took two games from Framingham, broke even with
Lowell and St. J oseph's, and capped the climax by defeating
our old rivals, Manchester, by such a large score in the first
game that the upstate team broke the contract and refused to
face the locals again. The team was captained by Edmund
Downey, '24, and managed by Paul Tobias, '24. Coach Leon-
ard then resigned, satisfied with his success as our baseball
The 1924 team has had a late start, owing to weather con-
ditions at the present writing QApril 155. The battery candi-
dates have worked out-in the basement for a few weeks and
outdoor practice has started but a week and half before the
first game. Faculty Coach Raymond Pendleton coaches the
team, and with seven veterans the prospects are bright for
another championship team. Francis Carroll, '24, is captain,
and Bernard Moran, '24, manager.
In 1922 a track team was authorized by the Athletic As-
sociation, and Norman I. Bearse, popular member of our
faculty, and former track star for New Hampshire College,
offered his services as track coach, without any desire for
compensation. It was through him that track was rein-
stated as a major sport in Nashua High. Thomas Killkelley,
'23, was captain, and Joseph Breen, '24, was manager. The
team competed in the Kiwanis meet, and in a dual meet with
Manchester, and made a very creditable showing in spite of
the fact that training was not started till late in the season.
The men who received their letters were: Captain Killkelley,
'23, Chaplin, '23, Hickey, '24, Kelly, '24, Manager Breen, '24.
In 1923, the track team started early training at the Y.
M. C. A., and track got its real start in the school. Thomas
Killkelley, '23, was captain, Craig Haines, '23, manager, and
Mr. Bearse again took charge of the team. The team made
the best showing of any high school in the state, second only
to the Tilton Preparatory School, whose men train the year
around for such meets. It took first place' at the -Triangular
Meet at Derry, against Pinkerton and Manchester, best high
school place at the Interscholastic Meet at the State Univer-
sity and Kiwanis Meet at Manchester, and took, by a great
margin, every first place except the shot-put in a dual meet
with Haverhill at the Haverhill Stadium.
A shield was donated to N. H. S. by several prominent
business men to promote competition in the annual class meet.
The Interclass Meet was held April 26, and our class, the Class
of '24, attained the honor of being Iirst to have its numerals on
The 1924 track team has bright prospects, with several
veterans, and the continued coaching of Mr. Bearse. The team
has been training at the local Y. M. C. A. and is ready to step
out on the cinders when conditions of weather and track per-
mits. Jack Kelly, '24, is captain, and Paul Bryant, '24, man-
ager. On April 15 he announced the following meets are
probable for the season of 1924: University of New Hamp-
shire Meet, Kiwanis Meet at Manchester, a dual meet with
Pinkerton, one with Manchester, and as in 1923, triangular
meets with Pinkerton and Manchester.
LETTER MEN OF 1924
W numerals on the
Adams Downey Nash
Bruce Hickey Moran
Bryant Howe Small
Carroll Kelly Steger
Connell Killkelley Tillotson
Drumm McCullom Tobias
'Our victory in th nterclass meet April 24, 1924, gave us the right to ha
shield a second t
'24 in the Svrhnnl
is for Teachers, our helpers each day,
is for Work and not for Play,
is for Everyone Who's in '24,
is for N esmith, whom We all adore,
is the Time that so quickly doth fly,
is the Youth of old Nashua High.
is the Fun We've had on the Way,
is Obedience taught us each day,
is for Us, each lad and each lass,
is Regard for each one in the class.
ashua High to us is dear,
lways full of fun and cheer.
tudying is our only sorrow,
ated now, but loved tomorrow.
nited We stand in Work and play,
thletics supporting in every Way.
igh School pals thru' four short years,
nspiring each other in sunshine and fears.
irls and boys all working together,
appy, content in all kinds of weather.
chool Spirit, loyalty, We here have learned,
o-operation that meant victories earned.
,alls that are long to be remembered,
ur class from you will soon be severed.
h, that the future may bring us all fame,
eaving this place to make us a name!
A EVELYN FULLER
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Bernard Moran, '24
Gertrude Cohen, '24
Herman Connell, '24
Assistant Business Manager
Dexter Osgood, '25
Raymond Hackett, '24
A11ce Chamberlain, '24
Athletxcs Leonard Killkelley,
Alumm Mary Lazott
Exchange Eleanor Leslie
ASS1St3Ht Exchange Ruth Eaton
Personals Albert Marcus
Asslstant Personals Denise Johnson
School Notes Margaret Bearse
Art Leo Nash
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Know all men by these presents, that we, the class of 1924,
Nashua High School, in Nashua, County of Hillsborough,
State of New Hampshire, United States of America, being pre-
sumably of sound mind and about to shuffle off this mortal coil,
do in presence of the hereinafter-named witnesses declare this
document to be our last will and testament. We do hereby
revoke all previous wills and codicils thereof, declaring them
null and void.
We do hereby give, bequeath, and devise to have and to
hold, to them and their heirs forever, the following:
First: To Headmaster Walter Scott Nesmith we extend
our sincerest well wishes, in testimony whereof we assign to
him the office of executor of this momentous document. Fur-
thermore, in compliance with a long established custom, we be-
queath unto him for the embellishment of his cranial extremity
a bottle of "Mr, Peck's Original Compound," guaranteed to
make a billiard ball sprout.
S6C0'I'Ld.' To Miss Preston, we leave a silvery-toned bell
of greater volume than that which has pealed forth each noon
to dismiss the inhabitants of Room 1. We also leave to her,
unmastered and unmodified, the works of Cicero et otlii. These
works have helped in bringing about our downfall.
Third: To Coach Pendleton we bequeath the ruins of
one football, one basketball, and one baseball team. May he
develop teams as courageous from these ruins, for we fear
that such victorious teams will never be formed again.
Among other dilapidated chattels we find the remnants
of a once noble track team, this we bequeath to Coach Bearse.
That is, we leave him the track, since the team, after the man-
ner of the famous "one hoss shay," will go to pieces on our
Fourth: To Eusebius Godfrey Hood, "to the marvelous
story teller" who has regaled us these past four years with his
tales of strange adventure, we leave a fund of anecdotes,
humorous and otherwise, with which to amuse, advise, and
educate future Carusos or Galli-Curcis.
Fifth: We have witnessed the unremitting toil with
which Custodian Shea performs his manifold duties. In or-
der to lessen somewhat these arduous labors, we bequeath
unto him aerial ladders, noiseless vacuum cleaners, and an
artificial knock for the radiators to obviate the necessity of
building a fire, and also a guaranteed alarm clock. C Guaran-
teed not to go offJ. We also advise him to secure a patent on
his original method of performing his duties.
Sixth: To Misses Jacobson, Dowd, Cramer, and others
who have tried in vain to teach us the rudiments of the Eng-
lish language, we return unlearned, though mutilated, the
various declensions and verb forms and other adj uncts neces-
sary to a complete knowledge of our mother tongue. We also
leave a long list of suitable adjectives to be used when refer-
ring to us, the dear departed. Heading the list is "invin-
cible," which is a very apt term.
Seventh: To Miss Coffey and others we leave the wars
of the ancients. We also bequeath them our knowledge of the
fact that Thermopylae was not fought in 1776, and that the
battle of Marathon was not an ancient modification of a track
Eighth: Mrs. Sweetser we endow with the privilege of
teaching our class history to future classes. We realize that
this will be a welcome addition to the curriculum. We also
wish to leave a few facts to be taught in relation to the present
Senior History course such as: "The Mayflower Compact is
the name of the rouge carried by the Pilgrim Maidens," and
"Paul Revere used a Ford sedan on his epochal ride."
Ninthf Having found to our sorrow that there was no
royal road to Geometry, we have revised our text books and
recommend the revision for future use. Among the revised
definition one can find the following:
"A straight line is the distance from where you are to
the lunch counter at recess".
"Parallel lines can never meet unless you bend them."
"Things equal to the same thing are equal to anything
Tenth: To Mr. Peck, who has blasted many chemical
careers as efficaciously as T. N. T. could have done, we be-
queath a matchless diamond of wonderful brilliancy, which
has taken from our treasury the stupendous sum of-ten cents,
one dime, the tenth part of ia dollar, with this bequest goes the
assurance that we have buried the hatchet.
Eleventh: Also to succeeding Chemistry classes we leave
the delightful odors which permeate the atmosphere in the
laboratory. Among other substances noted for their delicate
aroma we leave hydrogen sulphide, chlorine, and ammonia.
There are others-but let the oncoming classes have the joy
that attends their discovery.
Twelfth: To the Juniors of today who upon our demise
become Seniors, we bequeath the privilege of marching into
the hall on Wednesday morning to the strains of some song
suited to the occasion. We suggest "The Animal Fair" as be-
ing very appropriate.
Thtrteenth: To the Sophomores we leave the j ollity that
was ours as Juniors. Since they have shown some signs of
athletic prowess we make them heirs of our athletic ability.
Fourteenth: To the infantile Freshmen who were the
bane of our existence Senior year on account of our running
over them in every corridor, we leave an assortment of monkey
thyroid glands in the hope that these will hasten their growth.
Should there be a shortage of these glands, they will probably
be able to procure more from the new Senior class.
Fifteenth: If our estate were of cumbersome proportions
we should like to bequeath unto the City Fathers a curtain for
the auditorium to prevent the recurrence of the mishap that
marred our histrionic venture, but we are in such straitened
circumstances that we can only recommend the purchase of a
curtain. The addition of this curtain will do away with much
hard work on the part of the husky football men of a later
Sixteenth: To Miss Genevieve Campbell we leave a
velocipede, to be used on her many excursions through the
building with notices. V
Seventelerttlm To the caretakers of the schools' magnifi-
cent lawn we leave a set of "Keep off the Grass" signs in eight
different languages for the benefit of pupils unversed in
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Camille Martel, Vice-President
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PART I I
How many things can happen in fifteen years! Here I
was in the Boston station after an absence of fifteen years
teaching in China, Waiting for 'the founder of the most fam-
ous girls' college in the country, Eleanor Leslie. My thoughts
went back to the time when she was Valedictorian and I
thought how Well iitted she was for this position.
She had not changed a bit. She was the same Eleanor,
and after greeting me, exclaimed: "I have the most Wonder-
ful news for you. I just met two of our classmates and they
are going to Nashua with us. I am not going to tell you who
they are. Here comes one of them now. Do you recognize
her?" I saw a young Woman with a serious expression on her
face. Why, judging from pictures, that was Marion Holland,
the famous novelist of the day! Eleanor must be mistaken.
She never was in our class.
Then the stranger spoke. "Don't you know me?"
Why, Mildred Hallisey! You're the picture of Marion
Holland, the novelist," I exclaimed.
"I suppose she must look like me, as that is the name I
write under," she said. .
Then I remembered the stories Mildred wrote in N. H. S.
and marvelled no longer.
Who else is coming?" I asked.
"Oh, she will be an hour late, as usual," said Mildred.
Then I knew. Who else but Marion McGlynn could come
smiling in an hour late?
Marion was now a famous psychologist at Wellesley Col-
lege, where she was giving a special course in the subject. The
most popular question at Wellesley was, "When will she
come ?" ' A
Presently we boarded the train for Nashua. and began to
talk of our classmates. "Do you know what Bernadette Lyons
is doing ?" I asked.
"Yes," Marion answered. "She is a famous movie ac-
tress in the West and is more popular than Mary Pickford
used to be in our time. And before I forget, Calthough I don't
see how I couldj, Alice Ramsdell is the leading society woman
in the South, and is married to a multi-millionaire. Don't you
remember how fond of society Alice was? I always thought
she would turn out to be something like that."
"Now I will give my report," said Mildred. "You remem-
ber Mary Shea, our class historian, don't you? She was so
successful with the class history that she has compiled an out-
line of universal history which is used in all the schools in the
country. Nellie Molloy is a world-famed designer for cloth,
and she is so valuable to her company that her life is insured
for a million dollars. I call that success. Cecelia Winn is sec-
retary to a millionaire and she looks after his business so well
that it is reported she is soon to look after the man himself."
By this time we had reached Nashua. I gazed in bewil-
derment at the immense marble station, with a group of por-
ters standing before the door ready to assist everyone. The
station was lighted by about fifty large arc lights which made
the inside of the station remarkably brilliant. "What bright
lights !" I eclaimed, blinking.
"Oh, yes. We're used to them now. Anna Moran pro-
duced those after five-years' experimenting with concentrated
essence of fire-flies and they are used instead of Edison's now,"
Eleanor informed me.
"Let's take the 'bus to the hotel and the guide will point
out the sights to us," Mildred suggested.
"On the left we have the world-known Nashua Hospital,"
shouted the guide.
"Agnes Sughrue is the founder and matron, while Irene
Somerville is a famous doctor. They have become so wealthy
that they do all their work free now," Mildred whispered.
"On the right we have the Gray Furnishing Establish-
ment," bellowed the guide.
"Is that Agnes Gray?" I asked.
"Yes, she's away up in the world now. ' She owns about
half of the city," Marion told me.
"Let's get off and walk from here so that we can go in
and see the people we know," interrupted Eleanor.
As we proceeded up Main Street, my wonder grew at the
changes. "What on earth is that building on top of the Tre-
mont Theatre ?" I asked in amazement.
"Why that's Duncan Jackson's roof-garden. The most
popular resort in ive counties. He's a professor of dancing,
too. Teresa Moran is the person who made his cabaret fam-
ous, though. She went to Spain and returned with all sorts of
Spanish dances. Don't you remember her as a Spanish dancer
in the A. A.? Ruth Nelson is a composer of jazz music and
has organized an orchestra of her own. Just at present she is
touring the country," Eleanor told me.
"Do you see that big building there?" Marion went on.
"Well, that's a new theatre. Paul Tobias is managing it. He
has revolutionized the stage, for his shows begin at 1 A. M.
and last until 1 P. M. It's always throngedf'
Just then we came to a florist's shop. "What beautiful
flowers!" I exclaimed.
"Why not go in and see if you recognize anyone?" Mil-
As we pushed our way through a crowd of young men, a
rosy-cheeked girl came to wait on us.
"Why, Anna Collins! There is no need to ask about your
success. Do you have a crowd like this all the time? What are
all those young men buying flowers for ?" I asked.
"Well," she smiled, "I attribute my success to Katherine
Broderick and Doris Martin. They have started a course for
bashful young men to help them overcome their shyness. Evi-
dently their pupils are very brilliant, because there is a gen-
eral rush for flowers every day."
After she had given us quantities of flowers, we proceeded
up the street.
"What a large ladies' store l" I exclaimed.
"Yes, that's one of the largest in the country. Three of
our old classmates run it, Mary Kelly, Margaret Noonan, and
Lillian Canavan. They have the trade of all the cities in the
state. They are some of the ones who have helped put
Nashua where it is today." Marion supplied the information
Just ,then a newsboy shouted, "Nashua Gazette, ten
"Ten cents for a paper! That's unusual, isn't it?" I
"Oh, no. It's a wonderful paper. It's printed on expensive
paper and always consists of more than fifty pages. And best
of all, it's edited by two of our classmates, Norman J eannotte
and Alice Douglas. That ought to explain the price," Eleanor
"What is that wonderful building with the tower on that
big hill?" I asked.
"Do you mean to say you never heard of that ?" they all
demanded. "Why, that's the biggest girls' school in the coun-
try. That's the Charm School where the girls prepare for
Leslie College. There are names entered there ten years ahead
of time. No wonder, though, because John Smallis running
it," Mildred told me.
"John Small, of all people, running a girls' school!" I ex-
"Yes, and wait until I give you a few details. Marjorie
Campbell is the matron there, and except for her careful su-
pervision, the school would not be the success it is. Leonard
Killkelley is the Latin instructor, and they say that the number
of girls taking Latin has increased from five to live hundred,"
Marion added. A
That didn't surprise me much, as I remembered how fond
"Lennie" was of Latin and how well he did sight translation.
"They also have a course in automobile driving of which
'Kennie' Whipple is the teacher. He teaches in a Rolls Royce.
flt belongsvtoa 'Lennie', but he has three or four so he doesn't
mind.J:f1. Tllverewas such a general rush to learn to drive that
Mr. Smsallllibszcame suspicious and found that seventy-tive per
cent ofiitliiefgirls in the course had had licenses for two years.
'Kennmilgalsioelposes for collar ads as a side line," Eleanor said.
Theanaames of those boys brought "Bill" Cook to my mind.
"What's 'Bill' Cook doing now?" I asked.
"Oh, 'Bill' is also an instructor in the Charm School. He's
a teacher of etiquette, and they say his course is very popularf'
"Well, there we are at the hotel," broke in Mildred.
"What a marvelous hotel! Who owns this?" I demanded.
"Marie Ammet is the proprietress. It's modelled after
the Commodore in New York," I was informed.
At this moment Marie herself stepped forward and wel-
comed us, offering us every privilege while we remained at the
hotel. She informed me that William Moulton was the man-
ager of the hotel, and that he was planning an entertainment
for us that evening.
That evening as I mingled with the throng at the hotel
I found, to my surprise, that the stars of the evening were
two of my old classmates, Mildred Peterson and Teresa
O'Meara. We were charmed with Tleresa's Russian dancing.
As for Mildred, she was a world-famed soprano soloist and
her lowest price for an evening performance was 2"p7,000, but
when she found so many of her classmates present, she sang
for us and refused to take any recompense.
After the others had retired I sat before the fire, think-
ing with pleasure of the success of my classmates, and resolved
in my mind to give up my teaching in China and be a nearer
neighbor to them the rest of my life.
' HELEN BIULLEN.
One night as I sat dozing by my fireplace my mind wan-
dered back to my old friends and pals of high school days, and
I must have fallen asleep, for this is what happened to me.
I inherited 2'p50,000. So I took the 350,000 and went on a
tour around the world. The captain of the vessel on which I
sailed was a stout, good-natured gentleman who by ,his jovial
attitude at once drew me to him. Who do you' suppose-tit was?
"Jim" Cummings. As we had always been closegfriends in
high school, our reunion was a joyous one. Oneefhimg :led to
another and after a time we discussed some efsoirformer
classmates. "Jim" had kept tabs on quite a few.-ef -the old
Room 6 gang and this is what he related to me.
Herman Connell had become Headmaster of a first class
preparatory school and was loved by all his pupils. Herman,
you remember, was the preserver of all Mrs. Sweetser's first
period Math class, without whom we all would have fiunked.
He was as good to his students as he had been to his classmates
and was the best leader the school had ever had. ,
Jim said that Ervin Winn, the "Long" of it in our class, had
taken the office of Chief Electrician at the General Electric
Company's plant in New York and was going ahead in fine
Cummings, who had always been fond of musical come-
dies, next told me as we neared London of Aa wonderful little
show which was on the boards there. To see if he had lost
his eyes for comedy, I consented to take in the show when we
reached port. On the very evening of our arrival we went to
the theater and purchased box seats.
When the orchestra arrived, lo and behold, who should
seat herself at the piano but Frances Downey! She surely
did tickle those ivories. I learned later that it was at a very
great expense that the theater had obtained Miss Downey's
services. When the curtain rolled up, I received another
shock. Tom Hickey and Margaret Bearse were the leading
characters and after the show was over I agreed with Jim that
those two were great. Tom, in his old role of "A tough guy
from New Yoik," certainly made a hit. Margaret, who was
Tom's partner, had studied in Paris and her voice was as sweet
as she herself. With a heavy heart I watched the sailing of
Jim's vessel a few days later, but was soon made cheerful by
the sight of "Duke" Keniston who had been made a real Duke
by the king of England. He said if there was any place I'd
like to go he would take me in his plane. No sooner had I ex-
pressed my wish to go to Paris than off we flew. As the 1984
Olympic Games were being held, I stopped at the French capi-
tal to see them. Learning that "Jackie" Kelly was the Ameri-
can entry in the hundred yard dash, I made a little bet on him
and of course I won. "Jackie" had a habit of winning and
never got over it.
The rest of my journey through Europe was uneventful
except that I met "Larry" Hall in Venice where he was doing
a thriving business running a motorized gondola route. He
installed Ford engines in the gondolas and they were a great
From Venice I embarked for Constantinople where, to
my great delight, I met Professor Albert Marcus of Yale, who
had come to the East to learn more of his specialty, psychology.
"Al" and I had quite a talk and among the things he told me
was that "Bernie" Filield had become a monogamist and had
gone to Bagdad to protest on the high cost of harems. The
Turks, however, asked him to leave, as his doctrine was un-
favorable to them. Going over into Asia Minor in a vain
search for the missing agitator, I wandered into the market
place of Bokhara, where I was startled to hear a familiar voice
say, "Wie geht's, Johann?" Of all people, Philip Weisman!
I hardly knew him, his full beard and flowing robes disguised
him so completely, but was pleased to hear of his prosperity
as a dealer in rugs and oriental silks. He said that Camille
Ledoux had married a British lord and was staying at Cal-
Of course I looked her up and spent a happy week-end at
their home. They were going to leave for London in a few
weeks to live in the ancestral home of h-er Hhubbief' I left
them with regret to sail for China.
In China I encountered a tourist party from America,
among them Priscilla Boyd, Doris Curtice, and Ruth Farwell.
They were so engrossed in a quarrel with an old Chinese about
an ivory Mah Jong set that I did not stay with them long.
From China I went across the Pacific to California where
I encountered Germaine Allard and Dorothy Esson running a
fruit farm. The fruit was a new variety called the Cheerie
Plum from which a delicious kickless wine was manufactured.
Their fortunes waxed high and where there is money there
are men, so I'll let you guess the rest. -
While in California I visited the famous Hollywood stu-
dios of which I had so often heard and was very much im-
pressed by the art of the Drama. When I was about to leave
one of the studios, a pleasant voice hailed me and I turned
about to face a familiar yet seemingly unknown countenance.
When the lady introduced herself as Miss Shirley Brooks, I
was still in the dark, although I recognized the name as that
of ia popular actress.
"Don't you remember Eleanor Dillon, your old classmate,
As soon as she had spoken this I knew her and was pleas-
antly surprised to see an old friend looking so charmingly
beautiful. Eleanor introduced me to several famous actors
and actresses and we arranged a little party for that evening.
The cafe to which we adjourned was a wonderful example
of high class art and Eleanor informed me that it was con-
ducted by another old classmate, Alice Chamberlain. She had
made wonderful record as a culinary expert before owning her
own business, and her patronage was very elite.
After my pleasant stay in Hollywood, I spent a few days
in 'Frisco and while I was promenading up the main street, a
sign caught my eye which read "Miss Dutton's Beauty Restor-
ing Parlor, Miss Alice Dutton, Proprietor." I wondered if
this could be the Alice of my high school days and out of
curiosity dropped in to see. Sure enough, it was Alice, but
how much more lovely she had grown! She informed me that
she had studied for five years after leaving school and was now
doing a thriving business grafting new faces on aged ladies
and inserting monkey glands.
As my train was leaving soon, I had to cut my visit short
and hurry away to my next stop, which was New Orleans.
Here I attended a concert at which Miss Reba Foster of
Nashua, N. H., was the principal vocalist. Her rich contralto
voice was marvelous and the applause was thunderous. I did
not get a chance to see Miss Foster, but it pleased me
immensely to see her so successful.
Atlantic City, Ah! what a place. After I had spent about
two weeks here, one day I observed a beautiful woman coming
near. Of course, beautiful women being my specialty, I gazed
earnestly at her and recognized her as "Betty" Bryant. She
did not remember me at first but soon recollected who I was.
After a few weeks here she said she was going to Palm Beach
to join her husband who, I learned, was a millionaire.
From Atlantic City my journey took me to Washington.
The Capitol City revealed another classmate to me. Who do
you think it was? Dorothy Fields. Dorothy was the owner
of the Black and Tan Taxi Company and while in Washington
I had free taxi service. While wandering around the Congres-
sional Library, I encountered Ella King. She was the head
librarian, a position of great honor, and of course she showed
me many things of interest, such as the Declaration of Inde-
pendence and the Constitution. .
The largest city in America, New York, sheltered many
of my old schoolmates. The first candy store I entered was
owned by Olivette Grandmaison. She knew all the tricks of
the trade because she had been well trained at Dowd's. She
had invented a chocolateless Chocolate and was doing a whole-
sale business with it.
fLorraine Dufour was running a hat shop, her specialty
being vest pocket hats for ladies, hats which when not in use
could easily be carried in hubbie's vest. This vogue was made
possible by mannish haircuts. Pompadours were all the style
in New York.
Mildred Rynn was running a barber shop for "Ladies and
Gents" and in spite of my being an old classmate she "gypped"
me Kas Ward Whitney would sayl 31.00 for a haircut. Well,
it was worth it, just to see her. She was as talkative as six
male barbers, and from her I heard that Mary Manning was
teaching a dancing and music school. The popular dance was
a modified form of the old, old tango which died out when I
was high stepper.
Jean MacDuffie was the owner of the Catskill Seminary
which was the school for wealthy New York girls. She was
just as cheerful and courteous as ever.
As I prepared to leave New York, I saw a bridal train go
rattling down the street followed by a crowd of happy friends
of the couple, and I caught a glimpse of the bride through the
window. To my surprise it was Mavis Witham. The man
was dark and curly headed.
The old home town surely looked good when I got back.
I knew everyone and everyone knew me. Oh boy! it was a
"grand and glorious feeling." Eleanor Anderson came speed-
ing along in her new Radio Car and invited me to ride. We
flew along noiselessly in this new invention, somewhat like the
old electric automobile. Of course, you know Eleanor had
married into a very wealthy family and this car was one of
four which she owned. Her husband had purchased the old
Greeley Park and fixed up the grounds for a private reserve.
Ouch! Murder! Stop! My wife, after calling me for a
half hour, had grown disgusted and a pitcher of ice-water had
descended upon me. Wasn't that a rude interruption for such
a pleasant dream?
A great many thoughts and recollections of my high
school days passed through my mind as I sped swiftly along
in my private airplane. After ten years of absence I was re-
turning for a brief visit to Nashua. Indeed my mind was so
occupied that I nearly collided with one of the many planes
that passed me.
The now vast metropolis was at last in sight! How impa-
tient was I to alight! Having done so, I eagerly pushed my
way through the mobs of people that thronged the streets. I
was to meet my old chum, Mary Lazott, and she was to show
me about this marvelously changed city which so bewildered
I finally saw her making her way toward me through the
crowd. After eifusive greetings she led me to her tiny run-
about and as we entered she said, "First of all, I want you to
see Harold Mul's place. He is an inventor and the richest man
in Nashua. His place is simply superb! He invents electrical
contrivances which do absolutely all the work around the
place. There-on your right I"
I beheld a huge marble building, with lofty pillars and
massive beams. As I glanced, she whispered, "There he is
now." Sure enough! The door opened mechanically and a
huge slide on which he was standing lowered itself very slowly
to the curb where his limousine waited. He stepped into the
car and the door closed after him. Just then he saw Mary
and tipped his hat by an electrical contrivance. This was too
much! I laughed outright. How like the old Harold!
She then took me to her own. immense department store,
which was a marvel of perfection. With a sigh of relief I
sank into one of her luxurious office chairs near a window.
"What a crowd I" I exclaimed.
"Yes," she said, "And it's not Saturday either. I brought
you here so that we could hear ourselves talk. Look out the
window and then you can ask questions. I'm at your service
for the day."
Exactly opposite I saw a five-story building with a huge
sign at the top "Rimbach and Milan." It was a modiste shop.
I gasped and looked at Mary.
"Yes," she smiled, "It's Ruth and Dick. He furnishes the
financial end of the business and she the brains."
To the left of this was a huge hotel, one of the kind with
"2,000 rooms and modern conveniences." It was called "The
Homelike Palace." I glanced expectantly at Mary.
"It's run by Mary Singleton and John Worthenf' she said.
"They are their own entertainers. They're really marvelous
dancers. Of course, I needn't mention the fact that they are
now Mr. and Mrs. Worthen. Mildred Hopkins is the hotel
detective and she certainly is efficient. They have an immense
swimming pool and give private swimming lessons. Florence
Baybutt is in charge of it, a second Annette Kellerman. She
surely is wonderfulf'
A little farther up the street I saw a dainty purple and
gold beauty shop. At the top was written "The Dorothy-
Martel Shoppe." Immediately I knew that of course it was
Camille Martel and Dorothy'Haskins. Many of the Nashua
debutantes owe their loveliness to these expert beautifiers.
I leaned back and spoke. "My eyes fairly ache, Mary.
Do let me rest them while you tell me about everybody. Begin
with school. Anyone I know over there ?"
"Oh, Yes indeed!" she replied. "In the first place, 'Tilly'
has taken the place of our beloved. 'Nezzie' who is now Presi-
dent of Dartmouth."
"You don't mean Dave Tillotson ?"
"I do! The teachers and pupils are just as crazy about
him as we were about 'Nezzief Lillian Vassar is head book-
keeping teacher and she is assisted by Isabel McClure and
Isabel Hovanesian. Robert Dearborn is professor of golf,-
there is a private golf course attached to the school grounds,
you know. His course is certainly crowded. Lillian Lewis
and Phyllis Clement have a dancing class and I must admit
their course is even more popular. I guess that's all of the
faculty you would be interested in. They're giving a musical
revue over there just now and you can't imagine who's coach-
ing it. Yes, Dave Adams! I"
"Not really !" I exclaimed.
"Yes, he's been in the business for about eight years and
he's really good. You remember the year we graduated when
we gave 'Marcheta ?' "
"Indeed, I do!" -
"Well, you see, Miss Ingle helped him to decide his career
and now he has a company of his own."
I lay back in my chair,-these surprises were too much
for me. "Well," I said after a moment, "Go on."
"Do you remember 'Mac?' " I nodded assent. "You
never could imagine what he's doing! I-Ie's a dentist! One
of the kind that extracts teeth without pain,-you see, he
leaves the pain in when he takes out the tooth. I know, for
I've been to him. Outside of that, he's all right! I
"Al Lintott runs the biggest garage in Nashua. It looks
like a palace and the cars she sells-words fail me! I bought
my three there, her place, the 'Auto Kingdomf is crowded all
the time. '
" 'Bernie' Moran owns and operates the best newspaper
plant in New England. He is clever. As .a side line he hap-
pens to be Mayor of the city, too. Some busy man, I tell you!
"Marjorie Kimball and Irving Mumford are Lamong the
leading stars in filmdom, though of course they use stage
names. Marjory's is Fifi LaPlante and Irving's is Randolph
Valentine. Surely you've heard of them ?"
"I should say I had, but I never imagined they were old
classmates of mine. You see, I seldom attend the movies these
days. I don't care for the talking films." ,
"I rather like them," replied Mary, "Did you know it was
Walter J aquith who invented them?"
By this time used to astounding facts which she kept
telling me, I merely shook my head.
"I forgot to tell you," she went on, "that Leo Nash is
coach over at N. H. S. In all athletics he turns out remarkable
"Ray Ross is the most prominent physician in the coun-
try. Everyone knows Dr. Ross. His remedies are sure cure.
"Vera White is Chief of Police. You should see her in
uniform, also in action. She is noted everywhere for her
cleverness in detecting crimes and catching criminals. There
she goes now in her red speed wagon,-look quick!"
I did so and there was Vera, but how changed! I would
have thought her a man, she was of such massive build. Some-
one was with her who looked strangely familiar. "Who is it?"
I asked Mary.
"Why, that's Pearl Goodman," she answered, "the noted
criminal lawyer. They must be on someone's trail. They're
It was getting darker and darker but I had been so in-
terested listening that I hadn't noticed it. When I did, I
sprang up. "Mercy, it's late! I must be off, for I have a long
way to go and it's no fun driving a plane in pitch darkness,"
I said. As I did so I noticed in huge headlines in a paper on
Mary's desk, "Buckley Circus."
She saw me glance at it and spoke, "Yes, that's Ogden.
His circus is the most popular in the world. Agnes Barry is a
tight rope walker, one of his chief performers. She's remark-
able,-he couldn't do without her. John Sullivan is his busi-
ness manager and is also one of his cleverest acrobats. I
should have said before that Ruth Palmer really runs the busi-
ness for, you see, she happens to be Mrs. Buckley! Wait,
there's something else in this paper I think you'd be interested
in." She turned over a few pages and then showed me the
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She smiled as I looked up and said, "Of course, you re-
member Eva '?"
I certainly did remember Eva, who was always the jol-
liest of the jolly in high school days.
About fifteen minutes later I was again speeding along in
my little plane back to "Home Sweet Home." They say that
"Anticipation is greater than realization," but in this case I
firmly disagree, for realization was far greater than anticipa-
tion. I certainly was glad that so many of my classmates of
N. H. S. had found the road to success! '
I think it was Plato, or perhaps Bill Shakespeare, that
was wont to remark: "IA rolling stone gathers no moss." As
the mossback is a type that never has appealed to me, I spent
the years following graduation "Seeing America First." I
followed this policy about twelve years, gathering both shekels
and experience. By this time the glamor of a roving life had
worn away and while spending a week with Steve Steger, I
saw the folly of it all.
Steve lives in Florida. He is one of the biggest fruit
growers in the South and perhaps the richest man in the state.
When I was there, Steve had just been elected to the United
States Senate. By the way, he is happily married and plays
golf whenever his wife will let him.
Steve seemed so very happy that I decided to try the quiet
life and settle down in New York. Many of my friends lived
there and it seemed certain that there I would find some good
business opportunity. When I reached New York, the Braves
and Giants were in the midst of an exciting five-game series.
After a day's rest, I spent an afternoon at the Polo Grounds.
It was with great pleasure that I Watched the Braves trim
the Giants, thanks to the timely work of Ed Downey and Ted
Drumm. They were the whole team and after seeing them
work, I did not wonder that the Braves had won the world's
series three times in a row.
That evening I called on Horace Brown. He was the
same old "Brownie," even though he lived on the Avenue and
was serving his second term as the Governor of the Empire
State. We talked far into the night and perhaps we would
have been talking yet if the Governor had not been leaving for
Albany in the morning.
During my stay in New York I looked up John Dimtsios.
John lives in Newark and has a brokerage office in Wall Street.
With the help of his tips, my exchequer was soon filled with
the root of all evil and I was seriously thinking of going into
business, until I met Francis Carroll.
He and Burt Bruce are powers in the business world out
on the coast and Francis was in New York on a business trip.
He and Burt are deep in foreign trade and needed more capi-
tal to swing some big deals. I realized that here was a chance
to invest some of my lucre, so we started for the coast together.
It seemed mighty good to get together and talk over old
times, yet it was hard to imagine hovv the old class of "24"
had scattered. Francis Kilbride had become a great pianist,
while Gertrude Cohen had become the leading prima donna in
Chicago Opera. Doris and Evelyn Fuller have been very suc-
cessfully running a select girls' finishing school, and I heard
that "Herbie" Brown is Professor of Mathematics at M. I. T.
The miles slipped quickly by, though to keep the journey
from becoming tiresome we stopped over night at Cleveland.
There at the Palace, we saw a fine musical comedy. Ward
Whitney was starring in "Don't buy your baby a rattle-it's
cheaper to let him play with your Ford." "Whit" was even
better than usual and was supported by a bevy of beautiful
chorus girls. Of course Viola Warburton was one of the
charmers, while I thought I recognized Lillian Nash as one of
the others. We left the theatre, still chuckling at Ward's side-
While en-route to Chicago, we enjoyed the company of
George Brien, that is, as far as Detroit, for George is a banker
in the automobile city. It must be a soft life, for George is
plumper than ever.
In Chicago we were too tired to attend the theater but in
the lobby of our hotel, whom should we meet but Commodore
J oe McCarthy of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station! In
the fall he is coach of the Annapolis football team and he told
us that his team will be better than ever this fall. We were
surprised mightily to find that Bob Howe is on Joe's team. He
has been playing ever since he left high school. Thirteen years
in all, six at prep school, three at college, and this was his
fourth year at Annapolis. That's a long time for anybody to
last in the pigskin game.
The next day we spent seeing the sights in the Windy
City. In the evening we watched with eager eyes the famous
film version of "Hot Stuff," starring Paul Bryant, the idol of
the silver screen. Paul had all the ladies sighing for him be-
fore the picture was half through and when he most nobly
risked his life to rescue the beautiful heroine from the clutches
of thirty bloodthirsty savages, at least six women held their
breath until they fainted and had to be carried out. But we
knew the gallant Paul of old and survived. We were really
surprised when the vaudeville was announced. The very first
act was the famous classical dancer, Monsieur Romeo Dion.
Romeo was just as good as ever and the fickle women even for-
got Paul while admiring the graceful passes of friend Romeo.
The following day we caught our train just as it pulled
out of the station and were both soon buried in our news-
papers. After reading an interesting editorial upon the high
cost of the Swiss Navy, I found to my surprise that the learned
editor of the Midland Echo was no other than Charlie Foley.
But Charlie's editorial was not the only interesting thing in
the paper. In big headlines I noted that Ernest Chalifoux and
Roy Parker had just completed the first non-stop airplane
flight around the world. Accounts of this great feat occupied
the whole front page. On the second page I read the piteous
appeal made by two famous Red Cross nurses, Della Esty and
Mildred Parker, for money to carry on relief work in the wilds
Next I read that Chief Justice "Bill" Sweeney of the
United States Supreme Court had awarded Martin Markarien
a verdict against the American Tin Can Company. Marlin
represented I-Ienry Ford and charged patent infringements--
Henry maintained that he had the sole right to manufacture
tin cans both in the country and abroad.
Francis, who had been reading the American Magazine,
now called my attention to an interview with Henry "Tex"
Ricard, who had become fabulously rich promoting-not prize-
fights-but oil stocks. Henry's picture showed him to be a
strong man of the open, yet he looked as if he could still shake
a mean chocolate milk.
Facing Henry's picture was a new short story by that
famous authoress, Helen Mullen. It was a corker-"Sweet
are the Uses of Advertisement"-you've probably read it.
I was just meeting the heroine-a mere slip of a girl, with
eyes like-well, you know the kind, when I was suddenly in-
terrupted by the entrance of two young men who seated them-
selves just ahead. Francis recognized them immediately.
They were Ray Hackett and Orville Kenny. After more joy-
ous greetings, we found that they were in partnership and
were making money hand over fist in the advertising business.
They told us to look up Frank Firth in Denver. They thought
he was an officer in the Militia. Ray and Orville left us at
Omaha, and once more we were left alone.
At Denver we tried to find Firth in the telephone direc-
tory and found Farrell instead. Of course it was possible that
it might not be Dick, but we looked him up, anyway. It was
Dick, all right. He runs a big haberdashery store on the cor-
ner of Main and West 61st Street-if you ever look him up you
can tell his store by the sign over the door which reads-"It
costs no more to buy a Farrell."
While chatting with Dick we found that it is Constantine
Efthimios who is the army man and that Firth quite to the
contrary, has become a wild and woolly cowboy wrestler, who
has so many notches in the grips of his six-guns that they
greatly resemble the surface of the roads in Hudson.
As the train stopped only two hours, we had no time to
look up the Colonel "Connie," or the two-gun man, Firth, and
after making Dick promise to remember us to our old friends,
we started on the last lap of our journey.
At the Frisco station we found Burt waiting with his Rolls
Royce. He was glad to see Francis back and more than sur-
prised to see me. After a few days I joined the firm of Carroll,
Bruce 8a Company, and if you are interested in our further
adventures-"ask Dad, I-Ie knowsf'
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