Nashua High School - Tusitala Yearbook (Nashau, NH)

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Our en- deavor has been to mirror with vividness and inter- est the varying fortunes of the members of 1926. If we have succeeded in any small measure, we shall feel amply repaidg if anyone has anything to com- plain of, however, he is urged to take it up with the Board at its next regular meeting. THE EDITORS. NASHUA HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY, 1926 Cgaculty Headmaster Walter S. N -esmith Assistant Principal Clara F. Preston Latin, English Cheney E. Lawrence . May E. Sullivan . Helen M. Coffey Grace E. Campbell . Evelyn C. Nesmith . Lillian A. Dowd Mabel E. Brown Jane Siweetser . Martha C. Cramer . Ruth E. Hills . Clarice Shannon Norm-an I. Be-arse . Teresa F. Quigley . Mari-on E. Lord . Leota Jacobson . Raymond A. Pendleton Rufth Bole-man . ' . Elizabeth Cornell . Josephine S. Williams James H. Kenney . Dorothy Dale . Herbert Canfield Helga Johnson . Ruth E. Wright Margaret Marston . Hazel Corliss . Anne McWeeney Mary Murphy . Mabel Elliot . Theresa Shea . . Miriam 'Dionne . Genevieve P. Campbell Florence A. Hills . Loretta Dolan . . John Goddard . . Herman E. Barker . William J. O'Nei1 . Thomas J. Hargrove George Tinker . . Elizabeth Buckingham Eusebius G. Hoods . . Submaster, Physics . German, Algebra . . . Geometry Stenography, Typewriting Stenography, Typewriting . . . English . . . French United States History . . . English . . Domestic Arts . . Domestic Arts Chemistry, Trigonometry . . V . English . Biology, English . . . English Algebra, Athletic Director U. S. History, Civics . . English . . . English . . Latin . French, German Review Mathematics, Law German, Ancient History . Arithmetic, Algebra . Modern History, European History Bookkeeping English, Civics Typewriting, Arithmetic English European History, English . French Secretary . Cooking . Cooking . Manual Arts Manual Arts Manual Arts Assistant Football Coach . . Manual Arts Designing ' Music ,....,iYYx :f..rr Xafjmi mn-1 y goes 'S FQy Editor-'in-Chic f John Lloyd Bishop Associate Editors u A Simonne F. Lemieux Archie M. Slawsby Justine Backer Wallace Blakey Grace Brown Raymond Chaplin Russell Collins Blanche French Richard Gatcomb Class Poem Ruth Lucier Class History Charles Weymouth Dramatics R. Clinton Ellsworth Miss Cramer Assistant Editors Ruth H-olt Frances Kennedy Bennie Kopika W-alter Murphy Ellessifean Parkhurst Irene Perham Howard Smith Leonard Sweeney Class Song Ruth Holt Leslie Curtice Class Will George Pieper Athletics Wallace Blakey Faculty Aclvisrofrs Miss Cornell ' 17 Qu f -I -MQUKQSS Oils ERS Vice-President Justine Backer Justine Backer Lucille Barker Dorothy Bearse Wallace Blakey President Philip A. Sargent Treasurev' Raymond G. Chaplin Sec'r'eta1"y Lucille Barker Sen-imc' Covmcil Raymond' Cfhaplin Robert Feathers-tone Madeline Moran Philip Sargent an -5 1 ALT ' l'K"X'X N 9 - u 1 is -4"Nljy -A, 1 , at gf -:---- """' ' K 7 A D 711 G., All Q 4. U 1. 'Jan' 'lx . 0 't fllfimx, iv 1 F A -- . I y 'A' ' NT V r aw QV 1 'az J' . ' I K C36 Qi I O Tl 0 T - Viv R 0 I I H "RW 3? 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ADAMS "He1'wo1'ds are sweet, and her laughter gay-' VVhat her hea-Vt' thinks of, who shall say?" Among the other things which our Junior year brought to us was Mollie. By her Winning personality she so-on found ia niche in our high school life which she has con- tinued to fill. What would our Dramatics Club have done Without ther--their ablest little actress? Dram-atics Club III and IV, Treasurer III, Vice: President IVg Debatinfg Society IVQ Candy Committee, Senior Play IVQ Glee Club IVQ "Princess Bonnie" IIIg "Miss Bob White" IV. ERIC CLINTON ANDERSON "He has the eozmteiwmee of a ehefrubim, but he is a rogue in his heart." "Snip" considered life a continuous round -of pleasure and' Was one of the leading sheiks of the class. We don't know whether his being born in Australia has anything to do with this or not. He led the school cheering at the football games IV, and was a member of the class hockey -team II, III, IV. He was in the chorus of "Princess Bonnie" III, and used an. excellent singing Voice with good effect as "Jack" in "Miss Bob White" IV. He was noted for his chronic tardiness and absence, and his fine jazz effects on the piano which he displayed as "Pork Chops" behind the scenes in the last tact of "Seventeen"', fthe Senior Play. He also se-rvedi on the property committee of the aforementioned entertainment. TUSITALA ALETHA D. AUBIN "To leave a memory like the breath Of summers full of sunshine and of show- ers.' This must have been 'Leltha's motto, for never. was she found 'gloomy or complaining, In' spi-te of illness Aletha kept up with her class and made the Upper Fourth, showing a remarkable 'spirit of "-gamenessln and cheeriness that W-e all admired. She pos- sessed a. fine literary taste along' with her ability in writing which frequently showed itself in the Tattler. She was a very grace- full dancer and could skate beautifully. In her Freshman year she was on the Basket- Ball team. As a Senior she was as Tattler Ieeporter an-d a member of the Dramatics lub. .- ' f ' JUANITA ELIZABETH BACKER "There's a charm 'in her lip with its rosy reel hue, There's a charm im her smile, beaming con- stant and true." "Nita" may have been shy and diminu- tive, but her many friends will truly say her achievements were notable-from being Mr. Nesmith's errand girl to fee-ding the many hunigry mo-rbals who crowded to the lunch counter. Even those who sang out "Charge it, please" were greeted with her pleasant smile. She was in "Princess Bon- nie" III, the Domestic Science and Commer- cial Plays IV. Candy' girl at "Seventeen", Tattler Reporter IV, and' stood high in the Upper Fourth. May you have the be-st of luck. and success in fall your future work, "Nita"! JUSTINE- ELEANOR BACKER "Mind cannot ,follow it, nor words express Her infinite sweetness." Popular, Pretty, Pleas-ant, and Quiet are the inevitable four words to characterize our Vice-President. "Jay" was like la queen with her train. when she led the Sen- ior girls into the hall Wednesd.ay morn-ings. No wonder we created such an impression on the galleries. She to-ok part in "Marcheta" II, "Princess Bonnie" III, and "Seventeen" and "Miss B-ob White" IV. She was a member of the Junior Prom Dec- orating Committee. chairman of fthe Candy Committee of the Senior Play, and fa Tusfi- tala paralgrapher. Moreover, her school work 'was excellent enough to place h-er in the Upper Fourth. We all wish "Jay" the best of luck and happiness. -sw, LUCILLE BARKER "lu every gesture dignity anal refinement." Lucille was so pretty, pleasant, and good-natured, thuat We positively had to like her. She was always -to be depended upon to do anything. 'Member the lovely decora- tions for the Junior Prom? Lucille was one of the hardest workers on that committee. As Alumni Editor, she greatly increased the interest in that department of the scho-ol paper. "Glorious Girl" I, "Princess Bonnie" III, Junior Prom Decoration Com- mittee III. Senior Play Candy Committee IV, Tattler Alumni Editor IV, "Miss Bofb White" IV, Secretary 1926, IV. DoRo'rHY HASTINGS BEARSE "And still is young, whoever else grows olclf' Dorothy, otherwise known as "C'herub'l', was one of the busiest and most popular members of our class. .Sh-e was in the "Glorious Girl" I, "Marcheta" II, Princess Bonnie" III, and a member of the Senior Cabinet. She was also a drill llea-der III and IV, and ia hard worker on the property committee for "Seventeen" IV. Dot was a great basket-Jball enthusiast, and played- all four years, being manager II, and captain III 'and IV. -h WALLACE BLAKEY "I and greatness were compelled to kiss." Wallace never sought th-e office, but the office always sought him. We know Dart- m-outh will also Welcome him heartily and are glad h-e and Bishop are not to be sep- arated next 'ye-ar-they so rarely were even in this book! Tattler Reporter I, Asst. Mgr. Baseball II, III, French Play II, Senior Pl-ay IV, "Miss Bob White" IV, Sen- ior Cabinet IV, Lunch Counter IV, Manager of Baseball IV, Tusitalol Paragraph-er IV, Athletic Editor, Tottlefr and Tusitala, IV, Upper Fourth, Prophet. DOROTHY BRESNAHAN "She is o, 'mcmicl of owtless grace Gentle of fofrfm and fair of face." Dorothy showed a spirit of determination that bespokei success for her in the future. To those who did not know her she seemed quiet, button her' friends she Was a jolly, loyal comrade. In her Junior year she served on the Junior Decorating Committee and was one of those who helped' make our "prom" such a success. TUSITALA GRACE BROWN . "Skillful mistfress of her art." Which do we mean-the art of fascina- tion or the art of pen and' pencil? At any rate, her 'list of activities shows her high school careerto have been an active and popular one. "Marcheta" II 5 Dramatics Club II, IIIg .Secretary Dramatics Club IIIg Junior Fudge Committee IIIgiJunior Prom Decorating Committee III, "Prin- cess Bon.nie".IIIg Senior Play Candy Com- mittee IVQ Art Editor Tattler IVQ Mandolin Club IVg Glee Club IV: "Miss Bob White" IV, Paragrfapher Class Book IV. ERWIN BRUCE "Love is like the measles: we all have 'to go through it." "Winnie" has not gone fthrou-gh this par- ticular kind of sickness yet, but is patient- ly waiting. During his S-e-nior year he got to be known as "Mysterious Winnie", be- cause -of the qu-eer manner in which he car- ried his hat while not wearing' it. He be- lieved in the saying "Actions speak louder than words," and he has 'shown this as a member of the Football teams II, III, IV. FRANK H. BURNS "And many strokes, though with a little axe, H ew down and fell the harclest-timbefred oak." Although Frankie is a little fellow, he showed himself to be always a great work- er. We remember particularly that he was an energetic scene lbuilder and shifter for the Senior Play IV., We know too, that he had serious' ambitions for his life work. He was among' those who felt "the lure of machinery" over in sh-op. Just keep plug'-R ging. Frankie, and you will succeed. TUSITALA RUTH ELIZABETH BURNS "I find earth not gray, but rosy, Heaven not grim, but fair of hue." Ruth was one of the many optimists in the class of '2-6-but who could be anything ibult an optimist in that class? She always had friends about her and could usually be found in the center of a happy, talkative 'group of. girlls. MURIEL MAY CANFIELD "Those eyes . Darker than darkest pansiesf' At first -glance one wou'ld set Muriel d-own as one of the pensive type-but not so! Just get her started and she'd giggle during a whole period. She was known for her neatness and h-er sweetness, while her heavy mass of soft. brown hair was the envy of her bobbed-hair-ed sisters. Muriel played! the piano well. She was another of the nimble-fingered girls of our class who served on the Junior decorating' committee. S'rEwAn'r CHALONER "A 'wit's a feather, and a chief a rod, An honest man's the noblest work of God." Outside of Senior classes we used to call Stew "Twinnie," for then we'd be sure not to make a mistake. Stew was an excellent chemist K? ! '25 Besides beinig on the base- ball squia-d II and III. he also helped to slow up service on the lunch counter IV, and danced and sang in the Flirtation group in "Miss Bob White" IV. TUSITALA GEORGE! HOWARD CHAMBERLAIN "It's not the money, it's the principle!" That was HOward's favorite line in the Senior Play-in which he was capital as the hard-hearted father Of the love-sick hero-and his motto during the rest Of the year. A true literary genius, h-e .had the extremely happy faculty Of getting all A's without ever seeming to study. And he took senior Latin, too. His brilliant work placed him second- on the cla.ss honor roll and he was unusually honored' by being elected orator 'by iacclam-ation. Under his able editorship the Tattler had a successful year, and he was the first President of the Debating Society. His love Of angumenta- tion often made him the center of a group of interested listeners to whom he would talk 'by the hour On any conceivable sub- ject. fOther activities included French Play Ilg Tattler Reporter IIIg Pr-ess Club IVQ Dramatics Club IVg "Miss Bo-b White" IVg And above all, The Merchants' Aclner- tiser. RAYMOND GEORGE CHAPLIN "A 'Ray' of light illuminated the path." "Ray" certainly did' his bit in illumina- ting the path of 1926. We .shall never for- get him as the perfect "Willie" of "Seven- teen" IV. He also a.ppeared in "Princess Bonnie" III. His untiring effort strength- enedl the staff of the Tattler his Junior and Sen-ior years when he was Assistant Busi- ness Manager and Business Manager re- spectively. He- was proficient on the track t-eam III and IV, and senior year was a member of the S-enior Cabinet -and Business Manager -of the class. "Ray" and "Phil" made up a great team, an-d it is hard to think of one without in-cluding the other. ROLAND CHARRON "A quiet tongue shows a wise head." "Charrie" was as quiet as he looked, but he was always interested in everything that was going on. He had a gr-eat fancy for playing hockey, and he certainly could play the game, too. In ia few words "Char- rie" was a good -scout, studi-ous, and a good friend. We wish him luck. TUSITALA GUY CLARK "That boy with the grave mathematical look." "Guy Lussac", as he was popularly called by his chemistry classmates, was quite a shark when it came to Math. and Chem. He was a great favorite of Miss. DoWd's and was constantly amusing the class in d'rill. If there was an unnecessary noise in cl-ass, it could usually be traced to Guy. It has b-een suggested that we buy him a razor, but we are sure h-e will get one for graduation. MARY CLIFFORD "Unassu'ming, always silent." What Mary lacked in quantity she made up in quality. She was one of our little .friends with a -big heart and a pair of dreamy eyes. She was always ready to help some 'one with neglected studies, or just be la jolly, good- friend. May you find your future as happy as your four years with us, Mary. . RUSSELL COLE "Old King Cole was a merry old soul." "Russ" surely was merry, but far from ancient looking. Whenever any pranks we-re pl-ayed -in 7a, h-e was usually at the bottom of th-em. He was a good 'cellist, and played in t-he orchestra his freshman and sophomore years. H-e was in "Princess Bonnie" III and "Miss Bob White" IV, a clever runner and on the track team III and IV, and on Lunch Counter IV. TUSITALA BARBARA COLLINS "A friend with all. An enemy with none." If you felt blue or grouchy, all you had to dowas to look at or speak to "Ba.bs." S-he certainly had many friends in N. H. S., and no wonder-who could resist that dimpled smile? "Babs" added much to the popularity of Dowd's Candy Sho-p by her pres-ence behind the so-da counter. She took part in "Glorious Girl" I, "M-arc'heta" II, "Princess Bonnie" III, Domestic Science Play IV, "Miss Bob White" IV, and' also sang in Gl-ee Club IV. RUSSELL A. COLLINS "All orators are dumb when beauty pleaolethf' Rus-sell was an "all-around" fellow! He had brains, business ability, popularity, could act, dance, and-talk! ! I He was also a past master of the art of forgetting or losing anything, from his l-essons to his class book paragraphs-and getting away with it, too! His genial a.ttitude won for him an un-usual host of friends-indeed we p1 edict he will never b-e lo'n-e-some-unless he loses "one" of those friendships. We hope some kind soul will give him a pair of the m-ost fl-exibier rubber heels for a gradu- ation present. Although he did not join our class until junior year, after an absence from Nashua, he speedily became o-ne of us, as his varied activities show. Junior Dance Committee III, Class Basket-ball III, "Princess Bonnie" III, D-eba-ting Club IV, Dramatics Club IV, "Miss Bob White" IV, Paragrapher for Cllass Book IV. p KENNETH CROCKETT "A careless boy at times he seemedg But at his desk he had the look And air of one who wisely schemedf' The boy from the city of South' Nashua! Crockett was very widely known because he served gasoline at the S-outh Nashua gas station. He di-d not come to us until our junior year, but this did not prevent his finding a Way into many a heart, he hadi :su-ch a comical, dry way with him. TUSITALA RALPH CROSBY "Grave in his aspect and attire." If you don't know who Ralph is, just ask anyon-e to show you one of the Bessc Col- leqianfs and he-or she-will point out Ralph. Ther-e's no doubt about it, Ralph surely set the styles in N. H. S., and why shouldn"t he? He was always springing new creations in shirts which we al-1 en- vied. As an usher at the Sen-ior Play and as one -of the dancers in "Bob White" IV, he used his "Beau Brummeln air to good advantage. His high school career was a varied and popular on-e and we are sure his New Hampshire University one will be the same. C. LESLIE CURTICE "And waste his 'music on a savage race." Les just fiddl-ed his way through N. H. S. What would the orchestra have been without him, for he played in it all four years? And we all remember his violin solo which .he played with such marked skill in music assembly IV. Les should go far with his violin, and with the ladies, too. At our Junior Prom he took B-ob McLau.g'hlin's place a-t the ahead of the Grand March, since our business manager was unfortunate enough to be on the sick list. He was a Tattler reporter II, in the chorus of "Princess Bonnie" III, orchestra lead-er for "Bob White" IV, and last but d-ecid-ed'ly not least, composed the music for our class song. ROSE DAVIS "Much 'is she worth and even more is she 'made of." Ros-e is one of our quiet, res-erved girlsg jollly and interestinlg if you knew her well, but with iust a .sweet smile for you if you had never broken through the reserve. Rose's- hearty 1-augfh was like spring' tonic. Rose l-iked domestic sci-ence and saved her fun for hours outside of school.. We pre- dict a domestic future. TUSITALA REYNOLD DEAN "Absence makes the heart grow fon'der." Apparently this was true with Reynold, since although he came to school o-nly two periods a day -our, Senior year, he was eager to 'be counted a. member of our class. His ambition thus' to complete his educa- tion while learning the dry-goods bu.siness, leads us to 'prophesy that in a few years there will be a sign on Main Street reading "Speare and Dean." ALBERT DESMARAIS "All I want is a typewriter." ' Albert was a speedy typist who pined to spend all his spare time in the typing room. We .shou1dn"t be surprised if some day he became a champion. Albert was the quaiete-st chap in the class, which is saying quite a .good deal. We are sure however, he 'has a hidden sense of humor. We wish you the best of luck in everything you unudertake, Albert! HELEN LOUISE DOWNEY "A girl who can work, a girl who com play, A girl wh,o's ct pal to you every day." Helen was fond of sports-and was a sport herself! A great basketball enthus- iast, by h-e-r playing she made others en- thusiastic. Sfhe could wield a charcoal pen- cil or -paint brush fto advantage, and was an acciomiplished' violinist. If her high school days ar prophetic, she will not go through life withoiut friends. A Basketball I, II, III, IV. Orchestra I, II, III, IV. Junior Fudge Committee-III. Glee Club IV. TUSITALA MADE-LINE ELIZABETH DOYLE "Faithfulness and sincerity first of all!" Madelin-e wa-s the girl with the happy disposition. Sh-e was on the Junior Prom Committee III, in "Princess Bonnie" III, "B-ob White" IV, and in the Mandolin Club IV. We remember that she was to be found over in Mr. Goddardls office during study periods. Shall We forget her weak- ness for Freshmen? fBoys, of coursell, Best of luck. Madeline! I EMILE A. DUBE "A youth thefre was, of quiet ways." Emile was the sort of young' man one sees to-o seldom-he was always- very quiet. He never spoke unless he 'had' something to say. He went ourt for baseball his Senior year and showed such ability that we are sure he could have made the team had he gone out earlier. EDWARD SEYMOUR EDELSTEIN "Remember that all tricks are either childish or lcnavishf' "Cupid" is the nam-e given to Eddie, but we are still Wondering why. He did no-t have much time to participate in any of the activities of Nash-ua High, owing to his position as manager of the Bazaar, al- though he ha-d two Indoor sports in which he shone mo-st of the time while in school. These were reading the newspaper in Room 2 and answering -out in German- class. TUS-ITALA b MURIEL ELLISON "But busy, busy still are thou." Muriel was always a hard W-orker. She had a way -of getting things done that we an admired, perhaps because she seemed so confident that :she would Illl-ISD what she set out to do. By good' -hard' work she u-sed to accomplish wonders, to-o-including makin-g' the Upper F-ourith. Muriel had a way of wearing a mysterious air and mak- inig dark hints. After her schoolmates were almost w-ofrn to a frazzle with curiosity, she would reveal the dark secret, which was usually nothing alt all, and leave us feeling rather foo-lish. We n-oticed that Muriel was wearing one of the 1928 rings. We wonder who the lucky Sopliomor-e is. Muriel was one of Nashua Hi-gh"s musicians, p-laying in the school orchestra.. She was also -in "Miss Bob White" IV-one of the "cute blondes" in Eric's "I iCan't Leave the Girls Alone." RALPH CLINTON ELLSWORTH "As sober as a judge UD" Many of us consider-ed Ralph a bit sober, but that was because we d-id not know him very well. On second thought, we recall that he .got a lgood -deal of fun out of life and wrote several humorous, interesting articles for the Tdttler. Ralph pulled "a Jekyll-Hyde act" his Junior year .by sud- denly becomimg R. Clinton Ellsworth, much to the confusion of friends and teachers. We believe his second' name reminded him of -that thriving metropolis, Tilton, from which -he migrated to Nashua four years ago. He was on the Ring Committee ll, Debating Team IV, Upper Fourth IV, and wrote the account of th-e Senior Play for Class Book IV. ' KENNETH EVANS "A mom he seems of cheerful yesterdays And confident tofmowowsf' A brighxt, halppv chap with a conftagiqus smile-4-that was Kenneth! He was alive with energy, some of which he used in "Seventeen" to caplture Lola from "little boy Baxter!" I-n. his fresh-man and sopho- more years he was a member of the orches- tra and danced, in Princess Bonnie III. and "Miss B-ob White" IV. He had such a pleasing personality that he will leave N. H. S. with the memory of many friend- ships! - TUSITALA RALPH FARLAND "His limbs were cast manly mold, For hardy sports or contest bold." We'll surely remember Ralph for his athletic prowess as well as for his desire to get the news. Remember how we used to cheer for him, -either at first base on the baseball team or on the football team III and IV? No matter where Ralph goe-s to school next ye-ar, he is .sure to bring back fame to Nashua High. He als-o showed his dancing abilifty .as a member of the "Prfincess Bonnie" cast III. ROBERT EMMETT FEATHERSTONE "A 'feather' 'in hand is better than a bird in the air." As one watched "Feather" walk in a l-ordly fashion ito hi-s position as traffic of- ficer in the freshman corridor, where he tried to keep the unruly freshmen under conltrol, on-e could not help but admire his great d'i-gnity and the ease and grace of his movements. Besides being .a traffic of- ficer, "Feather" held many other dignifying positions as can be seen in the following list: Class Ring Committee II, "Princess B-on-nie" III, Traffic Officer III, IV, Lunch Counter IV, Senior Cabinet IV, "Bo-b White" IV. OLIVE FIELDS "Silent when glad, affectionate though shy." Now comes "Trixie" upon the scene. We didn't get to know her ri-ghnt off because she was 'rather a mysterious girl, but o-nce we did, we found out that she was a great sport, full of fun and pep. "Tr'ixie" mans aged to keep her work up and have a good time in the bargain. She took .part in the A. A. 'in her Sophomore year, and "Bob White" IV. TUSITALA THELMA O. FIFIELD ' "Joy rises in me, like a summeovs morn." "Tillie" was joyful, although some-times moderate. She was of a nature that could never be stirred to an angry -m-ood. "I may be slow, but I'1l get there- ju-svt the same," was Till:ie's motto. Thelma was a friend to ev-eryo-ne. She was ambitious, and aided in lighting up gloomy days. And oh, we must not forget her diamond. Wh-en? Where? Who? Ask Freddie, he knows! IRVING LEMUEL FISH "Better late than 'ne'vm'." "Lem" was from Hudson. It must have been 'there in the country that he 'learned to 'imitate -the feathered fo-lk, for when a wee birdie was 'heard in class,-watch out for a F'is:h! Irving was the mainstay of Phil .Morrisfs through high, and a main- stay -of good nature in the class. We al- ways liked to see him coming. RUBY 'ELIZABETH FISH "Sp'ring's a lovable ladye, dear, and so are you." Ruby was one 'of the prettiest girls in Room 1, with her blond bobbed hair and great blue eyes, with black lashes and heavy black eyebrows. Some days she would -get us all laughing with her wit- ticisms, never unkind, and other days she would be very quiet. Sh-e was goo-cl com- pany in either mood. TUSITALA ARTH UR W. FORD "Among new men, strange faces, R other minds." "F1ivver" was once a two-bitter, and a horseman, too, but he moved to the hos- pital, and when he got si-ck of being sick he went ho-me, and then came back to school with a real class. "Art" was a track main of pro-mise his Junior year, and made tracks from Litchfield to school every day. His friendships were few but loyal. ' GRACE Fonu "The rosy glow of summer Is on thy dimpled cheek." Grace was rather a reticent girl, and shall one say a little bit shy? She could always 'be found in Rloom 6 just a lit-tle ahead' of anyone -else in the morning. .She was also a familiar figure at the Nashua Waiitinlg' Station. Her sweetness won many friends fo-r her- during' her high school career. . MARGARET MILLS FOWLER "Rebuk'ing with hen' cultured phrase . Our homeliness of words and ways." Margaret was one- of -our Chemistry sharks.. She always had at least one ex- perimegilt on the bulletin board, and she al- so excelled in breaking anything' that was breakable. If anyone wanted to know any brlidge rules, all that he had to do was to consult Margaret. She was a great fan aand will undoubtedly write a -book on brid-ge some day. Margaret helped rto sell candy at the Senior Play and took part in "Mis-s Bob White" IV. TUSITALA BLANCHE MARION FRENCH "Oh Me! Oh, My! Oh, Frenchy! Oh, Frenchy! Oh, Me! Oh, My! Of course we all lo've Frenchy, She's one of the jolliest in Nashua High." Blanche, -better known as "Frenehy," was everybody's friend. We will never forget th-e m-erry twinkle ini her ey-es and. her broad -smile. She was supposed to be qui-et, bult she h-ad' more "pep" than the man, who invented the name. Was she popular? T-he following' list answers that: Tattlev' Reporter II, Class Ring Committee II, Junior Decorating Committee III, "Miss Bob White" IV, Tusitala Paragrapher and Artist IV, Upper Fourth. Q WELLINGTON FROST "He 'never mocks. for molclcery 'is the fume y of l1tt?e hearts." When th-e morning train frlom Ponemah pulled in, "Jack" Frost regularly stepped off and hastened to schools And who ever was in the public library of an afternoon but s-aw him there? Wellinfg'ton'ls auburn hair stood out -eloquently in "Seventeen" and was a brilliant part of the Fourth that moved Ito sthe front on a certain dlay in late March. ' , WALTER FULLER "Is this a dream? Oh, if it is a dream, Let me sleep on, and do not wake me yet." Meet Walter Fu'ller, the boy without a nickname. But he might Well. have been named Sleep, for he sleep-t and slept and slept, and then kept on sleeping. As he was one of our classmates from the neigh- boring' town of Hudson, early rising' was probably one rea-son for this drow'sines's. Moreover, .good nature was one desirable trait -his habit resulted in. His classmates wish him the best of luck in the future. TUSITALA DOROTHEA PAULINE GAGE "The pledge of friendship! It is still divine." Dorothea was one of the finest-.spirited girls in our class. She was always ready to h-elp at -c-omrade 'in distress-the distress usually taking the .form of Latin. Slhe, too, was a diligent wsorker and 'her marks were always high so that she held a well- deserve-dl position in the Upper Fourth. We remember her as one of the "stars" in Gere man and' history clafs-ses. Dorothea knew -a great deal about scout-craft. Many an af- ternoon wouldl find girls, at her home learn- ing how to tie different sorts of knots and asking questions about wood-lore. DALMAS ROLAND GAGNoN "Pause, traveller, your foot is upon a hero." Our quotation calls attention to a heroic contestant in. the Charleston con-test held at the Colonial Theatre durinlg our Senior year. "Dal" was one of the most myster- iou.s members' of our class. He completed his course at the end of the first semester of our seni-or year, and consequently was only a rare visitor among us after that. He will be a -great idru-ggisft if he continues, for he is already noted as Romeo Dion's only rival as premier 'soda "jerker" in Nashua. RICHARD L. GATCOMB "Words are for women: actions for men." "Dick" certainly had "pep"! Remember him on 'the football squad- and in the catch- er's box, where he shone with excelptio-nal brilliance? The 19l2I6 baseball captaincy wa-s :not the only thing which he won- friendships he won too-for who could re- sist that smile of his? Football III, Base- ball II, Baseball- III, Captain Baseball IV, "Princes-s Bonnie" III, "Miss Bob White" IV. 4-414-- TUSITALA PAUL B. GIBSON "Power dwells with cheerfulnessf' Paul always greeted 'everyone with a cheerful smile, thus making many friends. He could look determined at times, too, as in senior year wfheni .as Tattler reporwter he gave those speeches in Room 6 f-or Twttler subscriptions, -and pe-r-suaded many of his classmates to subscribe. Paul worked at printing' during' his spare tim-e, and--who knows-perhaps someday he will be print- ing' text books for the enjoyment UD of future pupils! DOROTHY GORDON "Then she would! talk. How she would talk! I" The above quotation fits Doro-thy, in that she was the shark of the history and law classes. Moreover, she was always ready to tell anyone the next d'ay's assigmnent-s, for she always knew them. What a charm- ing candy girl she ma-de art the Senior Play, and a-t the A. A. Entertainment III! She took part in "Bob White" and' was also a member of D-ramatics Club III and IV. OSCAR GRANDMAISON "To a. young heart everything is sport." For the first two years of high school life "Grammy" was not heard from very much. But in -his last two years he showed he was th-ere by taking active part on the Baseball and Football teams. As an .ath- lete he ranked' as -one of the leaders in the class. shin-ing particu.lar1y in baseball, playing both the positions of third base- and pitcher. "Gramrny'f also had a great fond- ness for the opposite sex, and could often be se-en surrounded by 'a group in the cor- ridors. He and Dube were another pair of iniseparables. TUSITALA ETHEL GREELEY "Her modest looks a, cottage might adorn. Sweet as the p1'im1'ose peeps beneath the thorn." A quiet girl with soft sp-oken manners, Ethel always had a pleasant smile, for everyone and eve-ryone liked her. Good- ness !-did .she have any faults? We c'an'ft think of on-e! If she could 'have spent more time in Nashua, we are sure she would have had many more friendsg but unfortunately ma-ny of us didi niot have a chanc-e to 'know her well, sin-ce :her home was in Londlonderry, amd she spent alll week-ends there. HIRAM GREENE "His eyes, how they twinkledf' There's no need in introducing "Ikey", as -he is well- known by his classmates for his work lon the Football team and as a member of the "Marche'ta" II, and "Prin- cess Bonnie" III, causts. In Football "Hoey" was a dark horse-het did not sh-ow his wares till his Junior and Senior years when he sprang up and did creditable work. He will be remembered as one of the be-st fullbacks that has ever play-ed for N. HL S. I-Ie also made the boys step around in drill IV. MADELINE CECELIA HACKETT "Gentle manners are always captivating." Madeline was always quiet, but we 'suspect she was just busy listening to all the gold-en wisdom that flew around Room 1, before school and at noon. Her auburn h-air was greatly adtmirled, but she- never made possessing it an excuse for losing her temper. TU SITALA ' MARION HAMLIN "Deeds are fruits, 'words are but leaves." Mari-on certainly was the Versatile girl of the class. She proved her athletic pr-ow- ess as a me-mber of the basketball team I, II, III, IV, and as manager III and IV. Her poupularifty was d-emonstrated by h-er elec- tion as Class Secretary III, and as a mem- ber of the Junio-r Dance and Junior P-rom Cornmittees. Heir sing-inzg and dancing abi'lity was well .shown as a .member of the cast of "Bob White" IV. Shel was a mem- ber -of Mr. Hood's music class I, II, III. Marion is without doubt popular and able, and we predict a gr-eat future for her. 1 MAURICE CLAYTON HAMMAR "A meek, mysterious mom." Maurice 'is a great cartoonis-t. He was always drawing some kind of sketch to the great .amusement of all his friends. He is also a great checker player and may often be seen play-ing in the corner aft the Y. He helfd the Unite-d States checker champion to a "draw" recently-what -else could' one expect from Maurice? RUTH N. HAWLEY "A maiden modest and yet self-possessed, Youthful and beautiful and simply dressed." Ruth was a member of our c'lass only the last year, coming here from Syracuse, but, even th-ouigh a quiet girl, made many friends Pby Ih-er charming personality and sweet smile. How we envied her that mass of .go-ldle-n hair! Her priettiuesfs was an asset to the candy sale at "Miss Bob White" TUSITALA ROBERT HEGGIE "With learned 'mfien He burns the midnight kerosene." This qui-et, dignified, scholarly Scotch lad was one of our class luminari-es, but perhaps few knew that this last two years Biob was not content with .studying high school subjects alone, and so enrolled in Nashua Business College. And still he placed fifth in our class! He join-ed De- bating Society IV, where his logical brain proyed of great value, and We -elected him Prophet. Bob has ambitions to go to M. I. T. next year, and we expect great things of him later on. . DOUGLAS BOLES HENDERSON "Fore I" Doug, though little heard of, was widely known. Too bad t-hat there wasn't a golf- ing team in school, for Doug would have been right there. He always had a con- tented smile for everyone, and he was not- ed for his slouch, which could be disting- uished far down the corridors. Here's how, Doug! RUTH ELIZABETH HOLT "Never did poesy appear So full of Heav'n." Ruth was a talented poetess, as "Pup- pies", "Fog", our Class Song, and ther in- clusion in the Soholasticfs volume of student writers all prove. In addition her exception- al ability in prose won her a place on the Tattlefr staff her juni-or year as assistant Personals Editorg as Associate Editor her senior year she wrote "Johnny Fly". Nuff sed! She sang in th-e choruses of "Princess Bonnie" III and "B-ob White" IV, helped furnish "local color" in "Seventeen" IV, and of course made the Upper Fourth. She and Dorothy were so rarely separated it's too bad they come on different pages of this book! I TUVSITALA DOROTHY PRESTON JOHNSON "Brea,d'n' Butter 'u' applesuuce 'n' sugar." We remem-ber "Dot" most vividly as Jane, the mischievous little sister of Willie in the Senior Play, a difficult part which she played like .a real ten-year-old. She always worked 'hard and placed in the Up- per Ecu-ruth. She was in the choruses of "The Gllorious Girl" I, "Princess Bonnie" II, and' "Miss Bob White" IV. Also the Dramatics Club. W-e all -enjoyed, the per- sonals departmelnt of the Tattler which was under her direction Senior year, and numer- ous c-ontributions fr-om he-r pen showed true literary ability. She W-as a member -of the Senior class basketball team, and a class prop-het. We know she will .make good as a diminutive college freshman next ye-ar. JOHN JUKNIEVICH "Of an unusual strength." T-her-e's no doubt about the fact that John was unu.s-ua'lly strong. As a member of the football and basketball squads his junior year and as a member of the tra-ck team both junior and senior years, he more tha.n proved that this was true. He was al- so one of the stage -hands who helped with the successful .settings for the Senior Play. Everyone was fdfelighted to have him invit- ed to move up front when Upper Fourth was announced. ' CLARENCE CHARLES KEAN "That man knows his business." Clarence came from Wakefield, Massa- chusetts, and was only here for one year, but he was very quick to make friends and adjust himself to our ways. We- are sure it was -only his late arrival which prevent- ed his being' iln our Upper Fourth, too. He worked hard on the Property Committee for th-e S-eni-or Play, an-d here's a secretg he was reallly the one who mad-e all the noise of the dog fight b-etween Flopi-t and Clemat- is, which happe-ne-ds on the po-rch of the Baxter house. Clarence -also h-andled the light switchboard at "Mis-sl Bob White" and did' la giood job of it. TUSITALA ' WILLIAM KEDULIS "Only a, wise man is a, friend." "Cut" was one of our wise and reticent members who Wass content with sch-olastic triumphs 'rather than with athletic ones. However, in his S-eni-or year, he went out for the blasketball teafm. Although he did not make the first team, he nevertheless was a first rate ,subs-tiftute. We know 'fCut" is ,going 'to be a prominent historian, as he always had 'his dates at his tong'ue's end. FRANCES WHITING KENNEDY "Her glossy hair was clustered o'er a brow Bright with '1:'YLt6ll'ig6'l'l06,- and fair and smooth." "Fran" was one of the most popular girls of '26, with a host of friends. She was always doing' something for the sehoolg for inistalnce, her zeal was responsible for Room '7A's winning the Tattler Cu-p IV. A peculiar fact about "Fran" was her liking for Math and' sciences. two boyish subjects which srh-e ma-stered with such a skill as to be well up in the Upper Fourth. A list of her activities follows: "Marcheta" II, Vice President of 1926 III, Calndy Committee "Princess Bonnie" III, C'hai'r'man of Pro- perlty Committee Sieni-or Play IV, Lunch Counter' IV, -and "Miss Bob White" IV. ROLAND E. KEROUAC "But 'how my task is smoothly done, I can fly, or I can run." Roland will -be a mechaniicg he is plan- ning on -entering a .mechanical engineering school: next fall. He was a great Worker, but hfe always found time to borrow his Eatherfs Flint and' go for a ride with a friend. We all remember his speaking voice, "soft, genltle, and low. an excellent thing"-but we won't finish it. TUSITALA FRANCES KESSLER 1 "And her eyes were very dreamy." "Fanny" was a. quiet girl, not much given to "cuttin4g usp," during study periods. There was a certain dreamy air about her th-at bespoke a thoughtful m-ind and a. keen imag- ination. This w-ell-deyeloped imagination was ,brought -out in thge theme-s she wrote in English ic-om-position. "Fanny" was one of the h-andy girls of our class, who seldom wore a hat, even in the cosldest Wea-ther. While the re-st of us shivered, we would see her dark, wavy .hair bared to the elements. We found her unslelfish and' obliging, with a fine senise of loyalty. JOSEPH EIDMUND KILBANE "Avoid a person who asks questions, for such a person is a talker." Not that anyone ever Wanted to avoid -our most versatile athlete in thfe class of '26, In addition he had three tasks- which he performed daily: These were to ask questions, to chew gum, and to read th newspaper in R-oom 2. The following list of activities shows what an active member of our class "Jody" Was. Class Ring Com- mittee II, Football I, II, III, Captain IV, Base-ball II. III, IV, Basketball II, III IV, Class President III, "Princess Bonnie' III, Traffic Ozffic-er III, Lunch Counter IV. D 7 LUCILLE ToLLEs KIMBALL "A creature slender as a reed and ! sad-eyed as a doe." Did 'anyone ever see Lucille cross? Or with nothing to say? She had a rare will- ingness to accept thangkless jobs and carry them through to an end. Lucille was a very busy girl Senior year with membership in the Dramatics Clulb, D-ebafting Society, Man- dolin Clrub, Pness Club, and the Upper Fourth. Sihe als-Q was one of the girls at Lola's farewell party in the Senior Play, and- was in "Miss Bob White" IV. TU SITALA BENNIE KOPKA "A prompt deefzlsive man, No breath he wasted." . Bennie was one of the numerous males of Room 5. He was a friend to everyone, and' took pant in all the pranks played at school. We feel certain that Bennie wo-uld have manufactured a clothes closet if he had had another year to go to schfcoll. S-hall we forget Benn'ie's soft hat that was forever being u-sed as a punching bag? No sir-ee! Ben-nie was pro-minenit in th-e activities of the school, particularly when the activities were dramatic, and made the Upper Fourth as well. He was a Tattler Reporter I, IV, and' a traffic officer IV. He belonged to the Dramatics Club III, ia-nd IV, and took pa-rt 'in the -Commercial Play III, "Miss Bob Wlhitel' IV, and "Seventeen" IV, in which Genesis and his hound' Clematis were certainly a "howling" success. RUTH LECLAIRE "She loves good ranging converse." Ruth certainly was interested in many different things and could talk well on a -score of subjects, from art to acting, Wer- renrath to Sh-earl-o-ck Holmes. Underneath her versatility l-ay steady application to preparation for Wellesley, and .she put the Fourth in Up-per Fourth. Her list of ac- tivities shows that her classmates recog- nized lrer ability. Tattler Reporter II, Sec- retary Dra-matics Club II, "Maroheta" II, French Play II, Mandolin Cllub II, III, IV, Treasurer of Dramatics Club III, "Princess Bonnie" III, School Notes Editor of Tattler IV, Pianist for Assembly IV, Sen- ior Play IV, Vice-President Debating' Club IV. MARGARET BEATRICE LEDOUX "She certainly looks charming and her talk 'Ls 'very bright." "B" was a popular girl, who won many friends with her charming ways. Sh-e was always surrounded by the opposite sex no matter where she was. We alil remember her peculiar little laugh an-d the dimple in her chin. She took U'a!it. in "Marcheta" II. "Princess Bonnie" III, and "Miss Bob White" IV, and served on lunch counter IV. TUSITALA SIMONNE FLORENCE LEMIEUX "She is beautiful, and therefore to be wooedg She 'as a 'wofmarzg and therefore to be wort." Simolnne was the belle of Rio-om 5, in fact one of the best known girls in Nashua High. Slhe was a friend- to all, b-oys and girls, and made a good immpression on the teachers wi-th her ability in her studies. She was in "March-eta" II, "Princess Bonnie" III, Commercial Play III, Lunch Co-unter IV, Associate Editor and Artist of Tusitala IV, Glee Club IV, Debating Club IV, and completed her varied. career by making a chfarming' leading lady in "Miss Bob White" I . RALPH LEMIRE "Life is not life at all without deIigh.'." Nothing was dead with "Red" around, not :even learning quotations. He surely kept all ihiis -classes awake with his, humor- ouns and witty remarks. "Re-dl's" hobby was ta-king a few periods off every day so as to .go down street to see what was go-ing on-as he greatly desir-ed the news. He sh-owed that he was one of Nashua High's best Footballl players as a member of the teams II, III, IV. BENJAMIN LEVINE "Big surprises come in small packages" Bennie proved 'thi-s to be true when he made the Football -team his first year out. Although small in stature, his speed and shiftiness, eoupledl with quick thinking, made him a very dependiable quarter back. When Bennie received thepigskin, it was usually advanced nearer the goal-line. He was n-ot only an athlete but a good student, which he prov-ed by being placed in that seilect group, the Ufpper Fourth. H-ere are a few of B-en's activities: Football III and IV, Tattler Reporter IV. Lunch Counter IV, Physical Leader III and"IV, Traffic Officer IV. "Miss Bob White" IV. TUSITAL-A l RUTH CECELIA LUCIER "Skillfnl alike with tongue and pen." Shall we ever forget tho-se intense, dra- matic stories which Ruth contributed al- most .monthly to the Tattler? She had an infectious little laugh which we often heard floating down the corridor. She was in the chiorlusels of "Marcheta" II, "Princess Bonnie" III, and Miss B-ob White" IV, was a fine dancer and an accomplished! pianist, and was popular among the members of the opposite sex. Senior year she was Senior Literary Editor of the Tattler, wrote our cla-ss poem, and was chosen as one of those to foretell th-e future for us. ALLISON DEWITT MACRAE "He is the King of Honor." "Mac" was one of our reticent members. He was a talented musician and the school was given many chances to he-ar him d'urin.g his high .school career, as he join-ed "Zefb's" famous Glee Club and played cor- net in the Hi-gh S-cho-ol Orchestra during his. Senior year. He also played in the orchestra for "Miss Bo-b White" IV. He is a great army m-an, who has spent several summers at cam-p, and sin-ce 'he plans to study medicine as a profession the may turn out an army 'isawbonesu or possibly the regiimentail bugler. Anyway, we wish him good luck. LIONEL MARQUIS "Do not neglect to keep your shoes polished. You can shine on one end 'if not on an- other." Th'at's what Lionel thinks, anyway,-but he always 'shnone on both end-s. He was a dapper young fellow, and his courtesy and plolifsh of manner were notic-eable. Lione-1 was sociafble and a fine dancer. Girls were the least of 'his worriesg as he u.sed to say, "There are enouigh to-f them." H-e played the fidkdlle very well, being a vailued mem- ber of the orchestra, and assisting at the A. A. Play senior year. TUSITALA VICTOR EDWARD MASTON "For e'en though 'vanquished He could afrgue still." Victor was the only pens-on in the class to take four years in three. Despite this handicap he remained consistently on the honor roll and placed eighth in the class. Congratulations! Victor' was a member of the Debating' Society IV, an.d. als-o pro-ved' his argufmentamtivel albility by holllding oust in history 'in a highly successful fashion. With all his ambition Victor will surely make good in life. LORRAINE MADELINE MAYNARD "Her farce is calm, her eyes clemure, Her every action stuid, And you would say to look at her, '0h, what a proper maid? " Lorra'ine's ple-asalnt smile and mannerly ways won her -m'any'fr'i-ends. As a student she was a. shining light in! more than one class. She was sa .member of the Candy Committee f-or the Senior' Pllay, and' was in "Miss Bob White" IV. We'r-e sure that Lorraine is goin-g to make some lucky man a charming' secretary. CATHERINE MCDONALD . "Blue were her eyes as the fairy flax." We all liked Catherinefs quiet lhumorg and We appreciated. h-er unfailing good nature. Sfhe was always pleasant -and smil- ing. She was bright to-o, as W-e remember by h-er chemistry work. We all wish h-er the 'best possible success in life and we feel sure that she will not disappoint us. . She was one of the dancers who help-ed make the "Glorious Girl" I such a great suc- cess. TU SITALAA KATHRYN LUCILLE MCGLYNN "I ctccozmt more strength in at true heart than in a, walled city." Kathryn went by the nick-name of "Kitty", but surely there was no trace of "cattiness" in her make-up. She made a steadfast and dependable friend. Whenever we think of he-r, we als-o think of Kathleen Neville, for 'these two, Kathryn and Kath- leen, m-adle up one of th-e famous couples of our class. One could no-t be with Kath- ryn very 'long without catching a 'glimpse of her dimples and noticing her delightful fun-loving spirit. We shall always remem- ber her for her genuine good-heartedness and her cheery .good nature. ROBERT MCLAUGHLIN "N ot to know me argues yourself zmlmownf' Bob's greatest failure was arriving late to school, to class, or to meetings. How- ever, there was one exception to this rule, -he was never late to get h'is lunch while Working at the lunch counter IV. Knowing his prowess as candy .seller at the Tremont Theatre, we knew W-e were choosing wisely in ma-king him our business manager III, when he joined our class after a year's absence from school. GERTRUDE MELLIN "Yet I do fear thy 'hcttureg It 'is too ,full o' the milk of human hind- 'nessf' Q Gertrude was one of the first advocates of the boyish bob in N. H. S. It was cer- tainly ibecomfing, and no wonder many of the other girls followed- suit. She had ability in studies as she sh-owed in history. She toolk part in "Miss B-ob White" IV. She plans -on going to Keene Normal next' year and who knows, she may be teaching right here, some day! Good luck to you, Ger- trude. - TUSITALA RAOUL PAUL MINARELLI "What I must do is all that concerns me, W not what the people think." Pau-l did not care what other peopll-e didg all he cared for were his own affairs. He was one -of the outstanding workers on the sta-ge settings for the Senior Play. He was :not an athle-te, but could always be s-een at the games-also the picture shows. J EANETTE MIRSKY "The look composed, the steady eye, Bespeak a steady constancy." Jeanette's well chosen and decisive words made za favorable impression upon her teachers as well as upon her friends. She had 'a 'striking personality and cultivated many friendships during' her' four years in N. H. S. With her dlistinctive long' hair, she was charming in Colonial costume for the history program commemorating' Wash- 'ington's Birthday, IV. The following list shows her school spirit and popularity: "Glorious Girl" Ig "Marcheta" II3 "Prin- cess Bonnie" IIIg."Miss Bob White" IVg Glee Club IVg Senior Play Candy Commit- tee IV g Upper Fourth. MARION MOLLOY "A dog-rose blushin' to a brook,- A4in't 'modester nm' sweeter." The quotation surely fits Marion to a UT". She was one of the quiet kind who was never known to leave her lessons un- prepared, especially chemistry. Yes, Mar- ion -certainly knew "chem", and whenever "Norm" was in doubt, she w-as always ready to help him out. We know that next fall at Keene, Marion will be as popular as she was her four ye-ans in N. H. S. TUSITALA DOROTHY MOODY "Blythe, blythe and merry was she." Dot came to us in our junli-or year, and it was not long -before she made her pres- ence felt. Her good natured' ways an-d bright smiles .gain-edi her many friends. Sfhe was in D-ramfati-cs Club III, and in Glee Club IV. We wish hier success in any field she may enter. t JULIETTA E. MORAN 'fl chatter, chatter as I go." "Jacky" surely ooull-d chatter. and chat- t-ered her way r'ig'h-t into the hearts of her classmates. Law class would have been far less -diverting had it not been for "Jacky", Sihe helped to make the Senior P-lay a success by -selling quantities of candy. She took pa-rt in "Miss Bob White" IV, and was a member of Dramatics Club II and III. - MADELINE ELIZABETH MORAN "The ideal woman o a mm man's , 9 dream. ' Madeline was gifted with a musical and dramatic ability whic:h was realized to the greatest -extent when .she acted to -perfec- tion the part of Llola, th-e bewitching baby- talk heroine of "S-eve-nteen". She was a fine -dancer, never known to sit out a dance. She was in the choruses of "The Glllorious Girl" I, "Marcheta" II, and "Princess Bon- nie" III, Orchestra I, and the Senior Cab- inet, as well as the Upper Fourth. Truly a versatile young lady. TUSIITALA FRANCES ELIZABETH MORIARTY "As frank as rain On cherry blossoms." Frances' bright, frank little ways m-ade her well liked amon-g us. She had a way of dashing into Room 1 in headlong haste just before the last be-ll rang in th-e morn- ing. But Frances had reasons for her haste, since she was a very busy girl, as the following list proves: "Glorious Girl" I, Dramlatios Club II, III, "Princess Bonnie" III, Senior Play IV, Mandolin Club II, III, IV, "Miss Bob White" IV. FRANCIS BERNARD MORIARTY "He was the mildest mavmeofd man That ever seuttleol ship or out a throat." Fran.cis'was the original early bird of the school. There couldn't have been any- one who averaged' more time in study be- fore schoolf Perhaps that accounts for his being' a "Studia", for that he certainly was -a conscientious worker all th-rough his high school career. Some business firm will find a faithfull employee in Francis. HARLAND Moss "A rolling stone gathers no moss." No "Rolling S-tone" could ca-teh "Zi'ke", for he was always "on the go". Any after- noon 'he could' be seen driving' a Ford truck rapidly around' the city street-s. The one stone that "Zike" Ac-oul-d make light of was Feathe-rstoneg for he and "Feather" were "pals". "Zike" played Football I and II, Baseball I and II, and Track I and II. TUSITALA PRISCILLA LOUISE Moss "With a, smile on her lips, and a tem' 'in her eye." "Pussy" was one -of our most popular girls, and a bright light of Room 5. A pleas- ant girl she was, with a smfile for ev-ery one. "Pussy" was always looking for a good time. S-he took part in many activi- ties, being on the Sophomore Ring Com- mittee, J uni-or Decorating Committeei, A. A. Play, II, III, and IV, "Candy Girl" at "Seventeen" IV. She also served eats at the lunch counter in her last year. We ex- pect to hear big things of "Pussy" in years to com-e. WALTER WYMAN MURPHY "A youth, light-hearted and content, I 'wander through the world." ' Walter was a popul-ar addition to our class in our sophomore year. He has been in the midst of things from the start, as his activities show. N-one in '26 was more debo-nair and carefree, or had great-er skill in e-x'tricating'himse1f from difficulties by his smiling courtesy. "Marcheta" II, "Princess Bonnie" III, Football III, Base- ball squad III, Property Committee of the Senior Play IV, Paragraph-er IV, "Miss Bob White" IV. We wish you a long and prosperous career, Pat! KATHLEEN PATRICIA NEVILLE "She is gentle she is shy, But there's mischief in her eye,--" Talil, slender, blue-eyed Kathleen wouldnft have looked' natural without short, stocky, blue-ey-ed Katherine trailing along. Kath- leen never wounded anyone's feelings by harsh words or bitter criticism, for she had' a charitable kindness for everyone. She was another of the .studious group in Room 1. TUSITALA PHYLLIB LOUISE NOYES "A thoughtful calm, a quiet grace In every movement shown." Nothing could ever ruffle or disturb- Phyllis. Yet along with her pensiveness and reticence was a sunny sense of humor which was always -creeping out unexpect- edly. Phyllis could make anything, from beautiful water-colors and- oil-paintings to lovely hats an-d evening gowns-and' the Ufpper Fourth. She was skilled in weaving baskets, cooking, painting, writing, and interior -decorating. Along with all these talents, Phyflflis was a born nurse. We ex- pect great things of her. LEMUEL WHITNEY PAGE "Life is a, jest and all things show it: I thought so once, but now I know it." "Lem" was a jolly go-od fellow with an indefinafble something about him which made us all like him. 'He was a fairly good student, even though a little inclined to fallfl asleep during the English and Law periods, and was very efficient in cutting his classes. We know, though, that he worked long hours outside of school. Then too, "Lem" was a good hand at jokes. To sum it all- up, he was an all around fel- low. and we are glad to have him in our c ass. EVELYN PARKER "Life lies not in living, but in liking." Evelyn certainly was never' afraid to show that she lifked her friends. She was quietg but once you knew her, you never forgot h-er. She was a "life saver" to many who hadn't d-one their studlying.,We agree with Evelvn that "a smile will go a long, lo-ng way." ' TUSITALA FREDERIC J. PARKER "I just caift help loving every girl I see." Fred' was another -of the several com- muters from the thriving mietroplois across the Merrimack. He was a reliable student, and knew girls aplenty both in, and out of school. In our junior year Fred was the noisiest member of Room 17. ELLESSIFEAN PARKHURST "Books were hefr passion and delight." We remember Ellessifean's remarkable Latin translations and the wide range of 'her reading. She was one of the class sharks and always had very high grades, placing third in the -class. She was a mem- ber ,of the Debating Slocietv IV, and used her literary powers to advantage as Press Club Correspondent IV, Exchange Editor of the Tattler IV, and a Tusitala Para- grapher IV. She was prominent in dra- matics, taking parts in the French Play II. "Princess Bonnie" III, and -the Senior Play. HELEN R. PEASLEE "PZ11.ck-Patience-Perseoerance-the three 'P's'-always ww." The above surely applied to Helen. She had all three, and we know more than one incident that proves it. Rain or shine, s-now or hail, Helen and her car always finally got through from her South Merri- mac home to school. H-e-len was another of our modes-t girls, well-liked by all who knew her. - TUSITALA IRENE MAY PERHAM "Eyes that displace The neighbor diamond, and out-face That sunshine, by their own sweet grace." Irene'-s initials m-ade a fitting nickname for her. "Imp" .s-he was.-an-d champion giggler of Room 5. Slhe was always looking on the bright side of life, and rarely let h-er studies worry her' until class period. Her big blue eyes could' register d-istress, surprise, delight, and mischief before you could say "Jack Robinson". "Imp" was a member of the Dra-matics Club IV, and a Tasitala Paralgrapher. If Colonial cos- tumes 'ever come back into style, we know Irene will look perfectly stunning in hers, after seeing her at the Washingt-on's Birth- day Assembly. GEORGE ELLING PIEPER "To business that we love. we 'rise betifmes and go to it with delight." "N-ow listen"-Yes. it's George, the high schoolls one an-d only claim to th-e champion walking ticket agency. He served on the A. A. ticket committee regularly every year, and walk-ed off with most of the nrizes for big sales. George liked to talk. but he knew how to do as well. His senior vear as Circulation Manager of the Ta-ttler he handled the most successful subscrivtion drive ever attempted and' set an unusual record in increase -of circulation. He also busiedl himself with track-if it were busi- ness, he was always right there. He saw "Miss Bob Whitief" from the wings, as a member of' the back stage committee. and wrote the class will. George was always' on the go. and' he is likely to go far. too. Othen activities-A-ssistant Manager Track III. Manager Track IV, Treasurer Debat- ing Society IV. PERCY E. PIKE "Almost to all things nrmld he turn his hand." Look whom we have her-e. It's our own "Perce"! A good natured, fellow he was. too. with plenty of good ambition and will mower. besides nhysical strength. "Perce" was a clever lad, of course in the Ubner Fourth. He was a Tattler reporter III. in the Commercial Play III. and Traffic Con IV.-a good one too. Keep up the good work. "Perce". TU.SITALA GRACE MILDRED PUTNAM "There is wisdom in timely silence wh-ich is better than all speech." Although extremely quiet, Grace was a very popular member of the class of 1926. Thmge who knew her well found a true friend and a willing helper in anything she was asked to do. She was fond of children, and every afternoon she could' be seen wheeling a baby carriage on Concord street. Grace plans to take training in the care of children, and we know she will be more than su-ccessful in her new undertaking. IDA PUTNAM "Glad that I live am I." Ida was an active advocate of class spirit, and when a football game was to be played, she would always be am-Ong the most enthusiastic "rooters". She took part in "Glorious Girl" I and "Miss Bob White" III, and was on the Basketball Team I, II, III. IV. She plans to enter New Hampshire State, and we wish her success there. RUTH ROBICHAUD "Her heart is like a garden fair Where many pleasant blossoms grow." Ruth was anoth-er of our pals. She was as still and' as meek as a "church mo-user." perhaps, but shall we Venture to say that she could "squeak" with the rest of her classmates when there was any fun going o-n? Ruth was a jolly good friend, and en- joyed freque-nt giggle-s with Bessie. She helped to make the spare and gloomy hours pleasant and was a cheery companion of "Nancy" Sn-ow'sl TUSITALA CATHERINE Rock "Be true to your word and your work and your friends." Catherine was quiet and .steadfast, al- ways to be depended upon. She had many friends, for anyone with such an even dis- position as hers could not help but have them. Many of us would have done well to be "copy cats" and walk thru' the corri- dors as quietly as she did! She sang in the choruses of "Princess Bonnie" III and "Miss B-ob White" IV. MARGUERITE L. ROGERS "Present mirth, hath present laughter." Wherever "Peggy" was, h-er contagious laugh could be heard. It is a general be- lief -that she laughed more than any other girl in '26, Some of the sparkle of her humor crept into her themes, a few of which have been printed in the Tattler. Her favorite diversion was to draw pictures fbearing suitable inscriptions which she passed among Qher school-mates. The result was a decided drop in deportment marks. In 'her first year in Nashua High she was in the "Glorious Girl", as a junior in the chorus of "Princess Bonnie", and in her senior year she took part in "Miss Bob White". S-he was a member of Dramatics Club IV. ELIZABETH SARGENT "Like birch, most shy and Ladylike of trees." Elizabeth was one of the jolly group which travelled all the way from South Nashua every day to attend our high school. No matter what the weather, Eliza- beth was sure to come in about eight o'clock, serene and- pleasant and s-oft-spok- en. We predict that she will be mayoress of South Nashua soon. She was on-e of the girls who helped make "Bob White" a suc- cess. Whenever anyo-ne -on the lunch counter was absent, Elizabeth's smiling face was sure to be there while she handed out th-e cookies. TU SITALA PHILIP ANDREW .SARGENT I "A 'man he was to all the country dear." Everybody liked our "light-headed" presi- dent. Wlherever he was, th-ere was laugh- ter and merrim-ent. On Wednesdays he led the class into the hall as nonchalantly as you please. He was a Tattler Reporter I, Assistant Alumni Editor Tattler IV, and a member of the Senior Cabinet. In the Senior Play he gave a realistic character- ization of Mr. Parcher, the gruff and exas- perated parent who couldn't tolerate young people, and in "Miss Bob White" IV, as Artie Tre Billion, the leading man, he was the hit of the -show, and proved himself a real actor, able to han-dlle widely differing parts with ease. HENRY EDWIN SHERIDAN "Hast so much wit and mirth. and speed about thee." lt's all true. Ed was undoubtedly one of the class wits, with a ready "come-back" on any occasion, and a clever touch in his themes whic-h occasionally landed him in the Tattler. He was also one of our best "putters off"-but perhaps this was only a reaction from his army life in the sum- mer! He didn't put -off winning' races in track, however, earning' his letter III and being captain of the -team IV. He was also a good basketball player and wa.s out for the team III. ARCHIE M. SILAWSBY "No 'man 'is born without ambitious worlolly desires." Archie was a very popular and indis- pensable member of our class, as is shown by his many activities. He is undoubtedly one -of the 'best dancers of the class and of the city as well. Orchestra I, II, III, Cheer Leader III, Traffic Officer III, IV, Chair- man Tick-et Committee Senior Play IV, De- bating Society IV, Physical Leader III, Associate Ed-itor "Tusitala" IV, "Miss Bob White" IV. TUSITALA CORA, SMITH "We 'must laugh befofre 'we are happy, foo' fear that we die before we laugh at all." If ever a person looked on the sunny sidle of life, 'it was Cora. She was the pic- ture of a happy-go-lucky girl. When a person was down .hearted about something, the best cure was to associate with Cora. HOWARD EARLE SMITH "Although we cannot out-vote them, we can out-argue them." 'Tis a remarkable man who can combine the attributes of Demo-sthenes and' Nurmi successfully. How many times We have seen "S'mithy" run the skin off a rabbit in the dashes and then run it back on again from the platform as a member of the debating tea!!-1! He was a member of the Track teams III, and IV, Debating Society IV, and al-so one of the paragraph- ers who helped make this book so success- ful. He was known by all as an all-around good fellow and good sport, as well as a fine student who placedi well towards the top in the four year race for class honors. MILDRED GENEVIEVE SMITH 'fThe gentleness of all the gods go with thee." What a tranquil girl Mildred was! When all the res-t of us were chattering away in Room 2, Mildred wouldf sit quietly at her dfesk studying. And what girl di-df not envy her 'her blonde wavy -hair? She was in Glorious Girl I, "Marcheta" II, and showed her musical talfent by playing 'in the s-chofol orchestra II, III, and IV. 'rU.s1TALA . B1-zssie E. SNOW "Her 'mirth the wofrld 'reqwiredg She bathed it in smiles of glee." Bessie was another one of our pals. A stranger would think her mild- and meek, but underneath, sh-e was bubbling over with glee and mischief. We think that if medals had been awarded for whispering, Bessie would have been among the first to receive one. She and Lorraine were in- separable compani-ons, loved by all. Bessie was -on the Candy Committee for the Senior Play, and took part 'in "The Experiences of Mrs. Rip Van Winkle" IV. Shall we for- get "Nancy" and her gown? We should say not! Neither shall we forget that she was in the Up-per Fourth. MARGUERITE Sr. ONGE "Thoughtless of beauty, she was beauty's self." "Midget" was 'really a member of 1925. But on account of illness :she was obliged, to leave school, and- could not graduate with her class. She came into our.s a week and a half before Christmas, bringing sun- shine, joy, and friendliness with her. Al- though we regret "Midget's" inability toi be with her own classmates, we are glad to have her end her high school days with us, moreover in our Upper Fourth. "Midget" was popular in her 1925 year, as she wa-s during '26. Note the following list: Physi- cal Leader III, Orchestra III, Dramatics Club III, Mandolin Club IV. CATHERINE B. SULLIVAN "All happy families 'resemble one another." This was so true in Catherine's case that we sometimes had difficulty in distinguish- ing her from other members of her family! S-he was a very quiet girl, who showed a great interest in Math., probably due to her marked ability in that subject-s-he was al- ways solving geometry nroblems which none of the rest of us could handlle. ' 'N' TUS-ITALA DOMICILIA G. SULLIVAN "With eyes so blue And a, heart so true." "Doris" was one of our loyal members, and one of the few, we fear, who have re- mained con-sistent in all things: consistent in stud'iesg in attendanceg in good spiritg in c-onsideration of othersg and in being popular with everybody. One girl in a thousand! Andi is there a girl in N. H. S. who -did not -envy her her brown curly hair? JOHN B. SULLIVAN "Slowly but safely." "Bennie", after staying for some time with the Juniors, decided to graduate with a good class and so finally joined 1926. "Bennie" always liked to take his time in everything the did, yet he never waited for anyone-in fact, everyone always had to wait for him. He will always be remem- bered for his witty remarks in classrooms. He was a member of the Track and Basket- ball squads II, III, IV. ., ROGER SULLIVAN "Hail fellow, well met." "Rod" was a smiling, good-natured, fun- loving, Irish lad. He was interested in geometry and chemistry. He says, we h-ear, that if he ever becomes a chemist or a mathematician it wi-lil be either Miss C'offey's or "Norm" Bea-rse's fault. "Rod" is very much interested in golf and no mean performer. Moreover he can certain- ly skate. fWe wanted him to give Miss Cornell and Miss Jacobson some lessons, but he was t-oo m-odest.l "Rod" likes to play baseball, but he -didm't want to hurt any0ne's feelings, so he didn't try out for the school team. TUSITALA GLADYS SWAIN "Sweets with sweets war notg joy delights in joy." Gladys has certainly caused more than one gloomy look to pass from her class- mates' faces by her merry jokes. When- ever Gladys was spied coming down the corridor, we knew we were in for a good laugh. She was a "grand good sport"-- but alas! her frequent absent mindledness leads us to wonder if it had the world-re- nowned cause. She was on the Junior Fudge Committee and in "Princess Bon- nie" III. EDMUND FRANCIS SWEENEY "He was a many take him for all and all I shall not loolc upon his like again." "Ed" was another of our modest class heroes-not one wh-0 was always pushing himself forward. He was a fellow who had many friends and who retained their friendships. In his Sophomore year he was chosen by his room as a Tattlev' re- porter. He was in for football honors the next year and would have undoubtedly made the first team in his Senior year had he been able to go out for it. "Ed" was always sociable and ready to accom- mod-ate any of his classmates in time of need. Ed' hopes to- enter Annapolis next fall and follow in his brother's footsteps. LEONARD JOHN SWEENEY "A youth of labor with an age of ease." Tattlea' Reporter I, Football II, III, Pro- perty Committee Senior Play IV, Manager of Football IV, "Miss Bob White" IV, Tfasitala IV, "Lennie" was a busy man. When there were any errands to do, "Len- nie" was always the one to do them goo-d- naturedly, especially if he could get out of a class thereby. Although :he was certain- ly clever at cutting classes, nevertheless, his clicking heels were a dead give away. H-e also aided the sue-cess of ouar Class Book by proving a witty Paragrapher. TUSITALA STANLEY FRANCIS SZLOSEK "Whose nottiwe is so fem' reniofved from doing wrong -that he suspects none." "Andy Gump" was a c-onstant ray of sunshine to his classmates because of his trusting nature. We understand that he plans to be a lawyer, but judging from the attraction the window shades in Room 13 had for him, he is destined to work in a curtain factory. "Andy" love-dl Review Math., though, so he might in a few years succeed "Uncle Billy." THELMA M. TAGGART "To be polite is to do and say The kindest things in the kindest way." Thelma was the kind of a girl you're proud to have for a "best friend"-so is it any wonder that she never lacked' compan- ions-of either sex? She was a close fol- lower of athletic matches, cheering heart- ily for the men in purple. As a Court Lady in "Princes-s Bonnie" she was rightly chosen, for at all times she had a dignity of bearing. She also appeared in the D-omestic Science Play IV, and "Miss Bob White" IV, and was -on the candy commit- tee for the Senio-r Play. EDWARD' WILLIAM TAMULONIS "A moral, sensible, and well-bred man." "Ed-die" was one of our number who de- serves special credit for his all-"round abil- ity. With him it was a case of work after- noons and study in your spare time. He should be congratulated upon his .stamina and res-ourcefulness. In addition to being a good student, "Eddie" devoted some of his time t-o helping "Zeb" Hood create a successful Glee Club. And many are the pupils who can thank him for h-elp in geometry. "Eddie" plans to enter Lowell Tech. this 'fall and take a course in mill engineering. Some mill is going to be lucky to secure his services. TUSITALA KATHRYNE LEYsoN THOMAS "Come and trip 'it as ye go On the light fantastic toe." "Kay" certainly could dance, and she prov-ed this in every entertainment in which she took part. She was not only "the terpsichorean artist of the class of 1926," but her skillful work for the Tattlefr and Class Book sh-owed sh-e was mistress of the art of the crayon and- brush as well. "Kay" was ,in the "Glorious Girl" I, "Marcheta" II, Til-ttl6'l' Reporter II, III, Exercise leader III, "Princess Bonnie" III, Candy Commit- tee Senior Play IV, Lunch Counter IV, and "Miss Bob White" IV. CHARLOTTE ANNE TxNKEn "Music doth all ,our joys 'refinef' This might well have been musical Char- lotte's belief. She was a member of the Glee Club, a good player on the pipe-organ, and one of the quartette that rendered "Juanita" for us in the hall one Fri-day morning. .Whhile she studied hard for Col- lege Board' Exams, and ranked! seventh in Upper Fourth, Charlo-tte spared enough time to play basketball I, II, and IV, be on the Candy Committee at the Senior play, and one of th-e stately Colonial' Dames in "Miss Bob White" IV. . FRANCIS TROMBLAY "I am sure ca're's an enemy to life." That sounds just like "Fritz" all right. He was one of our jolly c-omedians, always loolking for excitement. Although "Fritz" wasn't an "A" pupil, he was willing to learn. His. famous sport was the game of hockey, and h-e gained a reputation as "the flying Frenchman." When there was anything going on, you can bet "Fritz" was there. He was one -of the boys who helped us with the scenery at the Senior Play, "S-eventeenf' Q TUSITALA EILIZABETH TUCKER "A maiden never bold, Of spirit so still and quiet That hefr motion blushed at herself." "Betty' was known as one of our quiet girls, yet she'df laugh at a goo-d joke and would always join in any fun that was go- ing on. She was a very good student, also, with a liking for a large vocabulary. When- ever she came upon a word she did not know th-e meaning of, out came- her diction- ary. She was excellent as "Mrs, Meek" in the Commercial P-lay IV. LEONARD GEORGE VELICHKA "His sinews, strong as oak." Lenny was a quiet fellow his first years, but he hit the football squad, and hit it halrd in III and IV. He was a regular line- man in his Senior year. He was also out for track III and IV. L-enny was noted, in addition, for his naps in English. VERA M. WALBRIDGE "My happy thoughts would lie and dream Light on the 'rocking of the stream." If V-era would write of what she thought, she could mo-st undoubtedly write a very large book. We remember her sitting in class rooms thinking-of What?-that's a mystery we've often wished to solve, but they must have been happy thoughts, for Vera was always pleasant. She was willing to help a classmate at any time and richly deserves the friendfships -she has made in N. H. S. She was in "Miss Bob White" in her Senior year and also the Upper Fourth. TUVSITALA Doms WALLACE "Her wise, rare smile is sweet with cefrtamtzesf' Doris was a shy sweet girl of Room 6. She was not one of those who joined in making useless no-ises, and seldom made herself conspicuous. "Dolly's" nickname fitted her to a "T", for she had large blue eyes and blond-e hair. We feel certain that she would make a fitting nurse because of h-er light movements and her sweet smile. We wish you success, Doris, if you enter nursing ,and wh-o knows, maybe we will have Dolly's soothing hand upon ou-r fev- ered brow! DAVID BRINTON WEBSTER "Zeo,lous, yet modest." "Dave" was alway.s busy at something. If he wasn't attending a meeting of the Dramatics Club, as a zealous Press Club Reporter he would be writing school news for the local papers, or taking part in a lively debate at the Debating Soci-ety. Dave was also o-ne of the guests at Lola's party in "Seventeen", and since he was in the Upper Fourth, we are sur-e he will be a success at Tech. MAX R. WEISMAN "For every why he had a wherefore." "Max," as he was known, was a very comical man and a very busy man when it came to his recitations. Sometimes we failed to see where he obtained his unex- pected why's for this. and wherefor-e's for that in English and History. Max showed that he coulda work, by taking part in the building of the scenery for .the Senior play. He and Juknievich were as Damon and Pythias. TUSITALA CHARLES WILLIAM WEYMOUTH "A very riband in the cap of youth." "Charlie" was one of our talented mem- bers. He was a singer in "Zeb" Hood"s Glee Club for four years and was in the A. A. Plays I and III. In his Senior year "Charlie" was one of the cheer leaders and was el-ected Presidlent of the Dramatics Club. He was one of the leading characters in the S-enior Play also, and in "Miss Bo-b White", we hardly recognized him in the make-up of the Duke of High Titl-es-until he began to sing. "Charlie" had an ambi- tion to be a record breaker, so he went out fovrl the track team. His freight train was also successful in winning the competition for Class History. He is very much inter- ested 'in chemistry and plans to make chem-ical engineering his life profession. This fall he will enter th-e University of New Hampshire to prepare for his career. ANNA ELTZABETH WHITE "Thy voice is sweet as-'if' 'it took its 'music from thy face." "Betty" surely had a voice of unusual promise and an abundance o-f smiles which she made use of freely. She showed her talent as an actress in many plays in which she took prominent parts. Besides being an excellent student and in the Upper Fourth, she took part in many activities of the school. "The Gloriou-s Girl" I, "Princess Bonnie" III, Traffic Cop IV, Tattler Secretary IV, Secretary of Dra- matics Club IV, Glee Club IV, Candy Com- mittee "Seventeen" IV, "Miss Bob White" IV. C"est tout. ELIZABETH WHITTEMORE "Lecw'n to live, and live to learn." This saying might well have been our Valedictorian's guiding star through high school, and it will doubtless continue to be at Smith the next four years. Her modesty. even shyness, was not the least lovable of her characteristics: but there was a gleam of fun in her dark eyes. Elizabeth was a memb-er of the Mandolin Club, and the Seni-or basketball team, which made such a good record. TUSITALA - J oHN WILCOX "To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one 'man in a thousand." John was regarded by most of his class- mates as a proficient historian and poli- tician. In history John knew every party and every important date-by date, we mean historical date, of course. We should not be surprised to- see him as a Senator from New Hampshire in a fewyears. He was a studious and quiet fellow, not much given to boasting, but to use complimentary slang, "He was all to the good." EMILY WILLETTE "My tongue within my lips I reign, For who talks much, 'must talk in 'vai?z." Emily was a friend indeed. She was modest and didn't mix with many of us, but she was big-hearted, and' a true friend to all who had the good fortune to become in- timate with her. Sh-e was studiouis and re- ceived marks on h-er card that proved this. She -dfid not believe in complete isolation, and to show this, played' the violin in the orchestra one year. JOSEPH WILLETTE "Little I ask, my wants are few." Joe was a very quiet sort of fellow, yet he liked to play and play hard. He kept his muscles hard by walking back and forth from Hudson, no matter what the weather. He exercised his strength by playing base- ball his Sophomore year and football his Junior year. TUSITALA HELEN AGNES ZELOSKI "Never in 0, hurry, Never has a, care N evefr known to 'wow-y Beloved everywhere." First a whisper and then a chuckle float- ed back from a front seat. In a front seat you could always find Helen,--but only be- cause she personally preferred it. Helen's hobbies were drawing, and sight-seeing on the Nashua busses. Was there ever a note book that did not bear one of her' "sheiks" with an Arrow collar? Note that we had to leave space below for another. No girl need be without a "man" as long as Helen was around. She played in the Orchestra I, II, Ill, and placed in the Upper Fourth. ref? 4 i Il'4"""A i i. 5' . mu Q ""' Q umm :.. lc W '- W IF o 'nal in . f 5' M l 6 0 'J A W-I , -- if 2 TUSITALA Jin HHPIIIHYRIII1 In loving memory of Lena, Greeley our esteemed classmate who died October 6, 1925. ' "Forgive our grief for one removed, Thy creature, whom we found so fair We trust she lives in Thee, dnd there We find her worthrzfer to be loved." TUSITALA w HGTS , Q f? jg! fp u f fffwffi? MMM ULWJMJMN WMM v' ' 1 i F. KI, any-. TUSITALA hu- 4 x L -li QE!! " 5-27-Z.. Ta, '33 ---3 is lg,-Rx CLASS POEM The days that once dragged slowly by Now pass on wings, it seems. The days that -once were eras long Skim past and melt in dreams. The ship of time floats swiftly on- We cannot tell how fast- Until we find the port is near, One journey's end at last. A day of proud half-fear, half-joy, A day of work-soon gone. A day of fun-a day of bliss, A brave farewell-and on. It may not seem so much to those Who watch us from afar, And yet we know the course we-'ve sailed Has made us what we are. Our ship of time that does not wait Outsails another throng. We leave them all that has been ours- Our place, our faith, our song. Dear Nashua High, we've loved you wellg And now that we must part, We leave behind within your walls A bit of every heart. RUTH LUCIER TUSITALA Glass Song 'Rink E. Hdn' Clellxe. curtill. 4 Q-:lEf'4f fi ij J' jjj- J.1'J- -1. , J W 7,.,q',g.z3,, 332, :::',.3:vj gxsjxfyf -me 7?-'SLT is-::Ta:x ,amiga .:r.r3-',.,,. V 55,4915 vf"'-.Yru JTQ-adn:-J' 15 nf? ' 7d.vff2n4'Z'3.'15'fL"' SWMCLRJ Efift -I . ' A . - ' ' I' ' - ' - l : n Q - - , L .mx 1 an ' 2 - : 1 Q 5 . ' : . - ' ' - Il - . . ' .lu L, I W V4 i x . 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J- L ' E:--:::: '--5 I U . 7h A - - - P e-'m""J". 5"""' 'U' C-UNF! 77-e-T1-mgwvfll ee1ne.en-uinJ - wht on rm." ruin' we." '1""'Nr"'7"'1"-279151 Ji-Qfr uid c'v'nFf'n 3-rau-nJ'? 70 TU SITALA Glass Cgfistory , In the fall of 1922, a long, puffing freight train began to get up steam at Station N. H. S. where it was billed for gradu- ation. This tr-ain, labeled 1926, was co-mxp-osed of a heterogene- ous assortment of cars from different branches o-f the Educa- tional Railroad System, each, :ho-wever, resplendent with verdant green paint. On that first long, much dreaded grade, Freshman Year, a car be-aring a sign, Elizabeth Wfhittemore, already rode nearest the locomotive, spurring the other cars to do their utmost to make the load easier for our trusty locomotive, "Kn-owledgef' "Nezzie", acting as brakeinan o-n our train, had a busy run. He was constantly at work dropping cars which developed hot-boxes or flat wheels. Q At the end of the first run, as the train chugged into Station Summer Vacation amid a terrific din of squealing brakes, the train broke up into sections which went to divers repair shops to be put in condition for the second run. Twelve weeks later, this train, much shorter than before, though with a few new cars of French make, amid great puffing and jarring started -on the second lap of its journey. At Station First Semester, a short stop was made in order to drop still other cars who-se wheels were emitting painful squeals. S-ome of these were left on sidings, and caught up with the train later. On this run, however, "Nezzie", the e-rstwhile brakeman, was not quite so busy at his task of Hshagging rod-riders." The most conspicuous secti-on on this run was la-beled, "Ring Committee", which supplied each car with a gold band for one wheel, suitably engraved "N. H. S. '26." As the train rumbled into Station Three Months' Rest, a gentle hissing from the nostrils of our gigantic loco-motive "Knowledge" indicated that the "Fires of Learning" were burn- ing low. Well, three msonths for rest, trusty loco-motive. As the train started on the third leg of its journey, an ap- prentice engine crew kindled the locomotive under the direction of the skilled- crew, "Faculty." "Jody" Kilbane, President, was at the throttle, Frances Kennedy, Vice-President and Marion Hamlin, Secretary, manned the automatic stoker, and "Bob" MIcLau,ghlin, Business Manager, rang the bell and tooted the w istle. The train 'had one accident and stopped but once for water TUSITALA 71 on this run. "Bob", our bell-bo-y in saving an o-ld cow from death, came to grief and hit his head on a semlaphore. This made it necess-ary for him t-o be absent from the "Prom," and a new bell boy to take his place. While the engine to-ok water at the tank, the crew led their followers to the g-orgeously decorated station nearby, and all enjoyed a jolly evening of dancing. A few weeks later at Station Haven of Rest the train was again broken up for the summer. In September 1925, with a crash and a bang, the "pops" roaring, "1926" started on "the last l-ong weary mile." Phil Sar- gent, President, w-as at the throttle, "Jay" Ba-cker, Vice Presi- dent, and Lucille Barker, Secretary, handled the stoker, and "Ray" Chaplin, Business Manager, became bell boy. Several cars were unable to start the r-un because of grade cro-ssing accidents, Practically all of these cars, however, joined the train at the half- way station. Presently the train passed a sign post marked Senior Play, "Seventeen" Jane was seated on this milestone-eating. Is she still eating? Soon after this, the Senior Dance provided a pleasant tie-over for the train. Then came the pictures. All the cars were painted for the occasion. It was only a moment, b-ut, oh how long, even though there's not much nervousness when .a freight car sits for its portrait. Then the proofs, and loud-was the discord of the cars --but the engine snorted approval. The A. A. play was a great success, and two ragged "knights of the ro-ad" were all-owed to ride the 'beaims for three- weeks. Have they recovered from the hives yet? It is March 1926, now, the bearings 'are beginning to wear, and the train is losing speed. But what is this? Ah, it is the Upper Fourth that has come to the rescue and saved the day. After a shifting period of fear, hope, and certainty this section has m-oved nearest the engine to lighten the load, and the train's normal speed is resumed. A noise! No. A flock of noises! The loudest noise comes from the section of oil cars labeled Debating Society, with How- ard Chamberlain, President, declaiming to the world in general. Then the TG,lfZfl6'l', that section of cars loaded with paper and a crated silver cup, clamors for attention. The next noise to- dis- tract us comes from those cattle cars. Oh, yes, a tune from the Mandolin Club heard above the rumble of the train. Another lusty musical sound from a se-ction of cars loaded with orchestral instruments. It is the -orchestra. That group of circus cars at the rear -of the train is the Dramaatics Club with Charles Wey- mouth, President, the -chief clown. And on the caboose, loaded '72 TUSITALA with the collected photographs, is Lloyd Bishop announcing for Tusitala. And now the train is on a si-ding known as "Class Banquet", for fueling. In only a few days the train will be broken into sec- tions to go to all corners of the World as parts of other systems. Already We are thinking of the Welcoming crowds assembled to Wish us Well at that dignified ltenminal, Graduation. Keep on chugging, 1926. o CHARLES WEYMOUTH . of -,i gg 3 ziggy . vw 4 ,hc Nfs-f'i 395 93? 5 . -ft? TUSITALA 73 cum gqqyplllllll llllll, ooecmmcs , USEVENTEENH CSenior Play, Friday, December 18, 1926, at 8 P. MJ CAST William Sylvanus Baxter CSeventeenJ ..... Raymond Chaplin Mr. Baxter .......................... Howard Chamberlain J olhnnie Watson ........................... Wallace Blakey Genesis ......... ....... B e-nnie Kopka Joe Bullitt .... . . . Charles Weymouth Mr. Parcher .... ..... P hilip Sargent George Crooper . . . . . . Kenneth Evans Wallie Banks . . . . . . Wellington Frost Lola Pratt .... .. . Madeline Moran Mrs. Baxter . . . .u .... Ruth LeClaire Jane Baxter ..... ..... D orothy Johnson May Parcher .... ...... S imonne Lemieux Ethel Boke . - ............................... Persis Bancroft Mary Brooks ........................ Ellessifean Parkhurst ADDITIONAL GUESTS AT PARTY Justine Backer Lucille Kimball Frances Moriarty Ruth Ho-lt Russell Collins David Webster Howard Smith A Booth Tarkington's play, Seventeen, was given in the Nashua Auditorium before a packed house. At the beginning and during the intermissions the school orchestra played Poet cmd Peascmt Overture and popular music. Owing to the ambi- tious and successful setting for the porch scene, the intermissions were forgivable but not forgettabfle in their length. However, these intermissions gave time for several things. One was the -opportunity for the Senior girls to sell candy. Another was the chance for looking around and observing the proud parents of 74 TUSITALA members of the cast. If one even half observed, he could not help seeing the impromptu alumni meetings near the d-oors, in the corridors, and up in the balcony. Mrs. Blanche V. Colter, the coach from Mancheste-r, assist- ed -by Miss Preston, Mrs. Sweetser, and Miss Cornell, the faculty committee, showed great perseverance and naru work on their part in making the play a success. ' When the play started and during it, outstanding points were Ruth LeCla1re's gray hair, Benniefs sable features, also his red vest and tie, "Bh1l'ls" dark mfustache against nls light f13.11', rloward's glasses, and Kenne-th's flashy outfit. White "jeans" and "Ray's" love for a dress suit are also to be remembered. Ray must have had experience with a young sister, for he certainly was realistically provoked and upset by "that child," Dot Johnson. Dot certainly acted like a pesky sister who always said the wrong thing at the wrong time, as rar as Ray's affairs were concerned. Many peop-le refused to believe that she was more than twelve years old,-she was "certainly not a Senior girl!" We wonder if she has had enough "bread and butter and appl-esauce and sugar" yet. Le-ave it to "Dot" to find out what "Will-lee" was doing. R-ay's "You hush up!" and "Ye gods!" .amused the audience hugely, and no wonder. Lola's prattle and that "Word" Baxter boy got on Phil's nerves, and of course the audience rocked with mirth at Genesis and his hound. "Ray" carried on the Chaplin tradition of .skillful ' acting, not least of all in his rendition of his remarkable poem. What would Dickens say if he could know his comment on "It is a far, far :better thing that I do-" ? Who'll be able to lookat a mongrel or -a poodle dog without thinking of Clematis or Flopit, or hear lisping baby-talk without remlembfering Madeline, or see a girl in a rose dress trying some new dance similar to the Charleston without remembering that royal good sport, Persis? Let us review the play briefly so that those moments will never be forgotten. William Sylvanus Baxter asks his parents for a dress suit and the favor -of n-ot being called Willie, since he considers it too babyish. The mystery of his suddenly que-er actions is solve-d by the fact that Lol-a Pratt is in town. Willie tells Johnnie Wat- son that he doesn't like girls, but he falls in love at first sight with Lola. During his following courtship, his young sister, Jane, causes him many embarrassing and trying mome-nts, for just as he wants to make a good impression -on Lola, along comes Jane and spoils it all. Several chufms of Willie's, including Johnnie, Joe Bullitt, and Wallie Banks are his competitors for Lola, who has just "knocked 'em silly," as Johnnie or Joe might TUSITALA from " Seve-n'Ee1g gr: , b f-HIC P H3 .nor 1-he -money-. E "Don"f'yqu Thnlnkcgiul love ITS-H1e Prlncnple! 2 'S Wwe ' C'8TY15T?'S 51121-NT?IoP'.f Wewlri- 3 ,l0WV!l7l3 SUCCESS Fnom "M las Bob Wh f1'E,' 538 Fffx P1 f S' S? .rw N J v I Fw Q 0 -oo o XQQ: 0 X oc X jv f-SX X Qi 1 D 1 '3-'Nil' '-got-.think ,, -, 45'3!f?Te,E'5fN C' X A 5 ' H 4 I H .6-94,3 X -pm . qw wud leglp to ,Af . I ,. - x o J U KX, Y o ' ' . ' ' ' 9 xy ' l L L ' .Zvi 6 f wi 1 x -thou ht N ,H LX qw Q an A ' . ' I ' -Iove1'n6.Bob?' I' J f Q . , 1 'xv wk, ' iw-+5 J Q. " . . ' ,, A ' Cys S 9 Jfdusb ccuifi Hari lov '15 eve 'i lk N51 . QM see." ' ,a L.m.a..,4 - as 7-6 TUSITALA have put it. George Crooper arrives and holds sway, being a ri-ch, sporty, out-of-town fellow with a Chevrolet. While Lola is staying with her friend, May Parcher, May gives several parties at which Willie shines in a dress suit. The mysterious disappearance of his father's dress suit is thereby ex- plained, but the fact that Willie has a dress suit doesn't make m-uch headway with Lola for him, because she "treats them all alike" until Geo-rge comes along with his car. After weeks of waiting and one false alarm, Lola finally says that she must go 'home a.nd May's father jumps at the op- portunity of getting peace and comfort around his house by plan- ning immzediately for a farewell party. As he tells the Baxters, if he gives a farewell party, Lola will have to go. Willie is great- ly upset at the news because he must continue to wear a dress suit since he has -once started. His mother, however, has as usual been informed of his secrets by Jane and has sent the suit to the tail-or's to be enlarged in order to fit her husband's pros- perous, middle-aged form. Again Willie asks for a dress suit, but is refused as usual-"It's not the money, it's the principle." Then without the knowledge of his parents, but peculiarly known to Jane, he takes his clothes to a pawn shop and is given 310.40 toward the fourteen dollars needed to get a dress suit from the same place. H-e starts working counting shingles, get- ting thirty-six cents for eight hours work on the day of the party. At the last minute while Mr. and Mrs. Baxter are at Mr. Parch-er's helping to decorate for the farewell party, Jane tells Willie's plans. Mrs. Baxter very decidedly disapproves and s-ends for Willie. He comes sheepishly and in a frantic hurry. She reprimiands him and gives ten minutes in which to go to the pawn sho-p an-d get 'his -clothes, under threat of sending a policeman after them and making a scene. Willie -obeys very reluctantly. Jane thereupon is told by her mother to inform Willie, as if it were a secret, that his father's clothe-s have not been tailored and are at home. There- fore they will still fit him. After this lhappy news Willie arrives at the party, late. Al-as! Al'l the girls have all their dances spoken for, except one stranger. She is Miss Ethel Boke who aspires to dance, but can't get a partner. Finding no possible excuse, Wi-llie, out of deeency, dances with Miss Boke, who steps on his feet and causes many embarrassing moments for him before his amused friends. Then to add to Willie's many disapp-ointments and humili- ations, Genesis remarks to Willie before the whole party of guests that his father must have weakened some, or more prob- TU SITALA '77 ably he has waited until his father 'had gone to bed in order to be able to attend the party in the latter's dress suit. Shortly after, Lola, Very much to- Mr. Par'cher's relief, says grood-bye and George Crooper, the favored one, takes he-r to her train. Willie is down-hearted and forlorn, but his mother comforts him and the crowning t-ouch is added to the play as he suddenly brightens up and says that he will follow his parents' wishes and go to college after all. at bk Pk if . So ended the Senior Play about 11:30 P. M. R. CLINTON ELLSWORTH W -I mu -umnmug-' X f 78 TUSITALA I: h z D ll: " In all -M FP els .Poo'rem.L---- Basxer BALL--H TKHCK --- BllSEBl4LL--- ATI-IL.E T ICS? The class of 1926 has taken a prominent part in the athletics of the school. During our last two years we ha.ve furnisfhed the major portio-n of the football and baseball teams ,and have had at least one letter man in each sport in which our school partici- pates. During our freshman year several of our number we-nt out for football and among these Joseph Kilbane a.nd He-rbert Dig- ,gins tan ex-member of our classy were successful in winning their letters. Kil-bane played in every game, and for fo-ur years was one of the mainstays of tihe football team. and captain his senior year. On the whole, however, our participation in the other sports was practically nil for the freshman year and only a few tried out for the teams. In our sophomore year Kilbane and Diggins again won their 'letters in football and la few others played as "subs" in a few games. In basketball, the entire team of the year before was still available -and the chances of making the varsity were very slim. Nevertheless. Diggins played in several game.s and won his let- ter. In basehall Kilbane, playing third base and pitching occa- sionally. and Diggins. at second base. won their letters. These men were instrumental in making the gre-at record of fifteen wins out of sixteen games which the team played. This was one of the best teams ever turned out bv Nashua High. Beginning with the fall of 1994 we came into the limelight. In this. our ,iunior year, we had eight regulars on the football team. which went through its season undefeated. It finished its season with a 7-0 defeat of Meriden- 'Phe men were Farland. Bruce. Lemire, Levine, Greene, Diggins. Kilbane. Fisher, and Sweeney. Diggins was eaptain of basketball. playing forward. and Kil- bane played guard. 'Ilhe team won over two-thirds of its games, an-d although we were defeated in the semi-finals of the state TUSITALA '79 tournfafmecnt by Lebanon, Diggins was high scorer of the tourna- mlent. -- That year the baseball team, after a very poor start, fin- ished the season with nine won and seven lo-st. Amone' the vic- tims were Manch-ester, Concord. Lowell, Gardner, and Marble- head. The '26 letter men were G-atcomb, Farland, Grandmaison, Kilbane. The 1925 football team had a rather p-oor season winning only three, and tying two. out of nine. played aofainst the hard-est schedule ever attempted by a Nashua team. Manchester b-eat us by a sinele pro-int: hut in the third intersectional ,frame played with Meriden. rated amonq the best teams in the nutmeq state. we displayed some ,qreat football and held them to a scoreless tie. The Nashua players were royally entertained while in Merdien and all the fans who made the trip were qreatlv impressed with the hospitality of the Meriden people. A great friendly rivalry has sprune' up between these two widely separated cities and we sincerely hope it will continue for many years. The vear be- fore when Meriden came here. we sent them back with .a 7-0 de- feat alnd in the first cranee at Meriden we also won 3-O. The letter men of the 1925 team were Capt. Jo-dv Kilbane, Grandmaison, Bruce, Velichka. Levine. Lemire, and Greene. In basketball Kilhane. our only regular playing in every frame. put up a sterlinof frame at left Qfuard and was a prime fac- tor in the winnine of eleven out of seventeen games played. 1 The team went t-o the state tournlament aqain and .although avenging' the Lebanon defeat of the year previous, was defeated by Man- chester in the finals. 31-19. ' The interclass track meets were corrnmenced in our freshman Vear. hut in the first one we failed to Qet even a point. The neyt vear Edwin Sheridan placed second in the ouerter-mile and third in the helftmile. sivipe' Us four points. Tiast vear we lost to the Fieniors '70-46. but this ve-ar we hope to bury the class of '27 un- der an avalan che of the first and seconds? Our only letter man in track is Sheridan. captain of thei team, who has been a c-onsist- ent point winner for two years. Indoor track was first started in our senior year, and al- 'thoueh not recoffnized by school authorities and qiven very poor support. the team won one of its three meets. that against Pink- erto-n. Tn one of these the N. H. S. freshmen competed. The maiority of the team's members are '26 men. Prospects for hlaselhlall. of which Richard G-atcomb is captain. and outdoor track are hriotht with practically veteran teams, and our class s'hould close its re-cord in athletics in a blaze of glory by winninq ne-ost of its contests. Much credit is due to Raymond A. Pendleton, our coach, 8O TUSITALA who has worked unceasingly for our school and who has devel- oped some remarkable teams from very raw material. The managers, Leonard, Sweeney, football, George Pieper, track, and Wallace Blakey, baseball, have Worked hard for the suc-cess of their respective teams, and their efforts have been deserving of appreciation. 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'-Q' I N ::r '---- Nm XV s -P ,Ass Q e T Q- -if a sis 4 g 4 g g gg g lr gg ,.,., ,. ,SX NAA Q S2 P 'No' it ian' We,Athe members of the- Class of 1926 of the Nash-ua High School, of the City of Nashua, County of Hillsborough, State of New Hampshire, United' States o-f America, in the New World, the Western Hemisphere, our mental state being comparatively perfect in regard to memory and sanity, do hereby declare that make our last will and testament, and make Professor Herbert William Canfield sole executor. With all due considerations to the extent of our wealth, and the fact that this is the tweny-sixth year o-f the twentieth cen- tury, we hereby give the- following twenty-six bequests, to be ac- cepted immediately without any conditions. First: We bequeath to the Board of Education and Mr. Noyes our sincerest appreciation for all they have done for us. We have been a constant strain to them, at least financially, with all our plays, debates, and athletic activities. They have always responded niobly. ' Second: We -bequeath to our beloved Principal, "Nezzie," a necktie, not the proverbial re-d one, but a black one to wear in mourning for the loss of the Class of 1926. He will miss our dis- turbing atmiosphere-. . Third: We bequeath to Miss Preston another curtain, for the other door, according to "Tre" a "direct importation from Paris, Bon March-e. Guara.nteed all hemstitched, 44 cali-bre. The color will not run into the Damask figures when you spill salt on TUSITALA 83 it." This is to be fancily embroidered with this motto: "Thou shalt not peek." . Fourth: We bequeath to Mr. Lawrence an automatic scrub- ber to keep the office shining as brightly as he keeps his labor- atory. Fifth: We bequeath to Mrs. Sweetser the exclusive right to say, "And all that sort of thing." Sixth: We bequeath to Miss Brown our sympathy wfhen we think of th-e mraterlial she has to work with. If it is any worse than the preceeding classes, wloe to the Fren-ch language. Seventh: We bequeath to Miss Dowd our permission to take a vacation -after she gets through. tryinmg to get the pupils of 1926 to memo-rize Shakespeare and recite! it on time. Eighth: We -bequeath to "Un-cle Billy" a complete assort- ment of the l-atest William Tell ties. We also bequeath to our executor a red sport model Stutz. We choose red so that we- can hear him coming. Ninth: We bequeath to Custodian Shea a "pushmobif1e'? to use to run around in while unlocking the doors in the afternoon for forgetful students, and in keeping track of his many helpers. Tenth: We bequeath to Miss Genevieve Campbell a few more records to keep and our sufpfport in a.ll Stfuident-Faculty con- tests. The facultv needs the support. Eleventh: We bequeath to Mr. Bearse a few good quarter- milers for his In door Track Team, and a. not-over-polite captain. Twelfth: We bequeath to Miss Cramer a set -of tfheme topics that will inspire e-ven the most 'un-concerned. The eoming Sen- iors wili appreciate them. Thirteenth: We bequeath to Miss Cornell a new desk to be nut in the Library fo-r he-r use. so she w1on't be turned out every time a Tattlev editor comes in to studv. We also bequeath a lar- ger desk in Room 17. so that sh-e can have a few more -boys sit- tin-g on 'it 'the first thing every morning. Fourteenth: We bequeath to Mr. Pendleton a bottle of pat- ent medi-cine to keen him. from being uneasy while the common is drving up in the Spring. Fifteenth: We bequeath to Miss Ruth Hiils the job of being our caterer when we want to give a dinner to- 150 people. and only snend two dollars. Sixteenth: We 'bequeath to Mrs. Nesmith a perpetual sub- s-cription to the 'Fcittler in recognition of her aid in rendering the copy legible to the printer each month. Seventeenth: We bequeath to Miss Sullivan the assurance that no one ever considers 13 a.n unlucky number for a home room. Q - Eiohteenth: We bequeath to the Manual Training depart- ment t-he work of shifting the scenes in the Senior plays for the 84 TUSITALA coming decade. May their Work be easier in the co-ming years than it Was this. Nineteenth: We bequeath to Miss Boleman the opportunity to practice with the Track team, and in this Way make the corri- dors safe for the baby Freshmen. Twentieth: We bequeath to the remainder of the Faculty our fo-nd farewell and thank the-m for making possible our pleas- ing four years in N. H. S. - Twenty-first: We bequeath to the coming Tattler Staff our support and recommend the use of the lVIen's Dressing Roo-m as a Totttlefr Office. The Tattler is becoming large enough to have a room of its own. Twenty-second: We bequeath to the coming Seniors the right to rule the school and assume all the duties of Seniors. Twenty-third: We bequeath to the Class of 1928 the hope that their class sp-irit Will increase every year so that they will b-e able to fill our places to advantage when they beco-m-e Seniors. Twenty-fourth: We bequeath to the coming' Sophomores the rightand duty of breaking in the new "Freshies" and in- structing them in theways of N. H. S. Twenty-fifth: We bequeath to the coming Freshman class our advice to begin the four years right and to listen to the up- per classmen. t Twenty-sixth: We bequeath to the school in gen-eral the duty of carrying on the Work We have left and making the school more successful in every Way. , , Done this twenty-third day of June A. D. in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and twenty-six, signed and sealed in the presence of each other. We de-clare this our last will and testa- ment and subscrib-e our names as witnesses. U A y 1 THE cnnss O-F 1926 t f t QGEORGE, E. PIEPERI Philip Sargent, President , A Justine Backer, Vice-President , Lucille Barker, Secretary Ray Chaplin, Business Manager q TUS-ITALA I 85 " ff 1 5, ff e foe, 1 .1 X is pg p PROPHECY P One night as I sat quietly in my camp in the Persian desert, I was startled by the sudden appearance of an immense bullet within ten feet of my camp fire, from which a man soouissued. He spoke and I recognized my old classmate Walter Fuller whom I had not seen for thirty years. He also recognized me andex- plained that he had lost his way While on a tour of the world in his "Subterrin-e", a machine which bored its way through the ground. The machine- had been invented by Kenneth Evans, who was owner of a large company which manufactured them. Walter invited me to take a ride with him, so I got in and we were off. In an hour we emerged from the ground into a terminal in a huge metropolis which Walter said was Nashua. Acro-ss the street I saw a 150-story building which I was informed was owned by Stan Szlos-ek, the kingf. of Nashuafs financial district, Water streetg and on the 89th floor was the Bi-shop School I of Mental Telepathy for Bashful Persons. Walt said that at last Lloyd had found a means 0-f communication Without speech an-d he was passing his great discovery on to others. We went up to his offices a.n-d Lloyd readily consented to show me around, so leaving Fuller we went up to the 121st floor, to the offices of Pike, Heggie, and Page, Incorporated. Lloyd said Q for as I did not know his system, he had to talkj , that they had built a bridge across the Atlantic from New York to Liverpool. Bob was the supervising engineer, Perce owned k , 8-6 TUSITALA the company whi-ch fu.rnished the materials, and Whit financed it. I congratulated them on their marvelous exploit. - Wlhen we again emerged on the ground floor, a projectile whizzed 'by at 135 miles pe-r mlinute, and Lloyd said it was Kay Neville and Arthur Ford, the world's leading movie actors. who would appear at the Moody Theatre that evening. Dorothy her- self had been a famous actress and now owned a -chain of 600 theatres .scattered all over the wo-rld. We soon came to "The Tunnel"g Lloyd explained that it was an underground thoroughfare to China which Joe Willette and Elmile Dube operated. Joe ran the Clhinese end of the business because he spoke Chinese so fluently. As I was beginning to get tired, we went into a store and I bought som-e Ralph Ellsworth sleep drops from an Erwin Bruce vending machine. The machine will give- any desired amount of drops, and makes chan.ge, and the pills are just like candy, each equal to three 'hours' sleep. Both great inve-ntions. We took a Clharron airb-us for a sightseeing tour. Roland had been a famous aviator and was now owner of the largest fleet of airbusses in Nashua. In order that I might se-e the great changes. which had oc- cu-rred in thirty years, we flew very slo-wly to-ward Hudson. In the distance I soon noticed a magnifice-nt palace. - "T-hat is Lenny Velichkafs place", said Lloyd. "He was a great .aerialfist acrobat in a circus for twenty years an-d is now retired." Then I haw the enormous farms where Fannie Kessler grows silkworms whi-ch furnish practically all the silk used in the world. Next were the huge s'hops and open spaces where Thelma Fi- field is making su-ch a success producing picture-s which are scenarioed by Blanche French. Presently the thousands of acres along the 'banks of the Merrimack came into sight, o-n which Benny Sullivanand Zike Moss raise their grain which they turn into very nourislfiing food lump-s, each one equal to a hearty me-al, and only the size of a piece of -candy. In South Hollis I saw the enormous power plant where Oscar Grandnmais-on generates all the ele-ctrical pow-er which is used in Nashua. . Atfthis moment, high up in the sky I' saw a projectile com- inig at a tremendous speed. Lloyd told me it was one of Stewart C'haloner's Dollar-Line Busses which make daily tri-ps to the moon. As we returned, I noticed several high towers in different parts of the metropolis and inquired about them.. "They are airplane traffic towers," said Lloyd, "invented TUSIITALA 87 an-d run by Fred Parker, who is director -of aerial traffic super- vision." When we again -came down to earth, we got off near the beauty parlors o-f Olive Fields and Rose Davis, who 'had discov- ered a marvelous new beauty cream and ran a very s-uccessful business of making the women beautiful. . "Gertrude Mellin and Lorraine Maynard own this next store, wthere they out-fit all the ladies with the very latest styles," said Ll-oyd. "Just now they are on a business trip to Mars and Jupiter, getting the latest spring styles." In the next skyscraper was the University of Nashua with Bennie.Kopka as its presi-dent and Lionel Marquis as head in- structor in Latin. By now it was dark, and as w-e approached the -principal square I saw the city 'hall brilliantly lighted. Lloyd told me that Frances Moriarty and Ethel Greeley were giving a joint recital there. Eftihel was a well-known soprano, and Frances a famous pianist. ' As we approached the Mo-o-dy Theatre, my old movie pas- sion seized me and we entered, taking seats just in time to s-ee the finish of the feature-picture starring my two classmates already mentioned. Lloyd passed me a book-shaped th-ing which he called a radi-ocinematograph. It worked by radio, and when one pressed one of a series of buttons, a moving pictur-e appeared in the book. It was invented by Roger Sullivan and revolutionized the p-icture industry. I .pressed the button labeled "News" and immediately saw the caption, "Senator Peaslee of New Hampshire makes brilliant speech in d-efense of new tax laws",-and then I saw Helen orat- ing in the Senate chamiber to the applause of hundreds. Immediately there followed pictures and the story of ho-W Clarence Kean was diverting the rays of the sun to the polar reg- ion.s in order to make them habitablle. I pressed the "Comedy" button and saw a side-splitting slap- stick comedy in which Ray Chaplin had the leading part. Poor Ray! He had fallen so low as to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious namesake of my day. Q At this mom-ent the the-atre lighted up, and an act of vaude- ville appeared on the stage. After several numbers We were re- warded by seeing Kathryn Thomas and Howard Chamberlain in a fancy dancing act that was great. ' ' Then the lights went out and I woke up in the midst of the black Persian desert, to find that my campfire had just gone out. WALLACE BLAKEY 88 TUSITALA PART II. One rainy afternoon in the spring of 1940 I sat in my library reading Plato's Essay on Immortality. The wo-od, burn- ing brightly in the fireplace, crafckled as the flames danced about the small room. I had nothing to- do but read and listen to the pattering rain. And yet I was bored to death, bored. with the book, my cozy room,-everything. ' "That is the most boring of all!" I cried disgustedly as I flung the immortal volume on the flo-or. T'he bo-ok fell on its back, still open to where I had been reading. Out of the pages sprang a little old man, dressed all in green except for a small red hat with a wihite owl's feather stuck j auntily in the sid-e. He presented as cheerful a countenance as I have ever seen. His bright blue eyes were all a-twinkle and his mouth turned up comically at the corners. "How do you do ?" I venture-d. "Well, 'how do you do ?" he retorted quickly. "I was wonder- ing how long it would take you to look me over. Didn't you know it was a lady's place to speak first, Oh, don't atte-mipt to apolo- gize. That's superfluous be-cause I know what you are going to say. Let me introduce myself: Robin Joy, The Fulfiller of Every Good Wish. I heard you wishing the other day. Here I am! At your service, Madam." He en-ded with a flourish of his red cap and a quick, low bow. Woe unto me! J u-st yesterday I had wished that every per- son stricken with the disease of telling an-cient jokes were dead and buried. Horrors! If he fulfilled th-at wish, I should be held for manslaughter! "Er, ah," I swallowed painfully, "just what was my wish anyhow?" "VVhat!" he exclaimed. fHere I shuddered. The gallo-ws and electric chair appeared before mel "Now, young lady, don't you remember day before yeste-rday at 2 246 P. M. you wished-" "Yes, yes," I interrupted. "I did wish that. Don't remind me?-97 "You wished," he continued calmly, "that you could see or hear about N. H. S. graduates of '26, Do you still want to ?" I gasped with relief. To be sure, that had been a wis-h of mine, quickly forgot-ten. All my anxiety dispelled, I rose with alacrity to leave for I knew not where. "Just a minute," ordered Robin Joy. "There is one condi- tio-n attached to this wish,-you may speak to three, and only three, people of all you will see. Promise." I quickly did so and the little fellow to-ok a bit of powder, TUSITALA 89 star-dust perhaps, from his pocket, and placed it on the top of the white orwl's feather. The-n he blew--. I found myself alone on the sidewalk of a bu-sy, thriving city. "Now -don't get alarmed," I heard a voice in my ear. "I'm perched, up here on your shoulder. I have to be invisible wlhen we're out in public. This, this is Na-shua. Would you believe it? By the way, don't attempt to speak to me. People might think you daffy, don't you know, talking to yourself." The gnome chuckled to him-self deli-ghtfully. During this one-sided conversation we had been walking d-own the street toward a large, gray stone building which looked only slightly familiar. - "This is the Nashua High yo-u attended back in '26,,' said Robin Joy, "plus a. couple of annexes. Now enter the b-uilding casually. Peek in at rooms 40, 47, and 53. I think the teachers in those rooms will be familiar." ' In Room 40, sure enough, Elizabeth Tucker was giving her class a lesson in shorthand. ln Room 47, Vera Waldbridge was attempting to drive home a few important facts of American History, When I peeked in at the window of Ro-om 53, there at the desk with all the dignity and patience of an experienced teacher sat .Dorothea Gage calmly, yes, I repeat, serenely and calmly, listening to a suffering pupil translating Cicero. Ye shades -of '26I Three- good pupils gone to their ruin! As I was descending the stairs, whom sho-ul-d 1 meet 3 Marion Hamlin. After the customary greetings, s'he asked me to sit with her in the hall, as it was Wednesday, the regular as- sembly day. While the underclasses were filing in, I inquired, "What are you doing n-ow, Marion? Where are' all the girls we used to know? For example, Muriel Ellison, Catherine Ro-ck, and Muriel Canfield? Oh, yes, Catherine McDonald, too." "Say, what do you think I am?" Marion protested laugh- ingly. "An official broadcaster? Well, to begin with myself, I am girls' athletic direct-or here at -High. All the pupils take supervised physical training, as part of the prescribed course. Muriel Ellison has a little tea-room, embroidery shop, and art- store combined. Duckiest little pl-ace. Catherine McDonald is a well-known flori-st. Her specialty is the 'Nezzie R-ose'. lt is just the color of the red neckties he use-d to wear. Who else? Oh, ye.s, Muriel Canfield, Do-rothy Bresnahan, and Ruby Fish fo-rm The Hudson Architecture Coinpany. Their aim is to beautify Hudson. Doing a rushing business making a popular kind of dog-houses. The last I heard of Catherine Rock, she was 90 TUSITALA married and had moved to Florida. In the real estate business, 1 believe." Just then the music sounded and the seniors marched in as we used to fifteen years ago. "The leader of the orchestra looks familiar," I began. "It can't be Persis Bancroft?" "Yes, it is," responded Marion. "She is musical director of all the Nashua Schools. Which reminds me, the A. A. play is coming off soon and Anna White is coaching it. As I under- stand it, we are very fortunate to secure ther services, but she is doing it as a favor to her hom-e town. Doris Wallace, by the way, is a popular caterer. She a-lso makes the sandwiches for the school lunch ro-om. Lo-ok up on the stage-" "Ruth Lucier!" I interrupted. "What is she doing up there ?" "Ruth is dean. of the girls of N. H. S. S'he is to address the scho-ol on the morals of the young people of today. You must stay to hear her? I made my adieus as gracefully as possible, for Robin Joy had wfhisfpered in my ear that it was time to leave. But it would have been a physical impossibility to have stayed and heard Ruth Lucier expatiate on the morals of the young people of to- day. I would have collapsed! "We are g-oing to Boston now," said the gno-me. Again he blew some powder from the top of the white owl's feather-and we were in Boston. ' "Here comes Ellessifean Parkhurst," Robin Joy prompted. "She'll telil you about some of the graduates, I'm sure. She is part owner of a newspaper. A unique paper, as it has no news of murders, robberies, or -divorces in it! 'Tis rum-o-red she writes the 'Advice to the Love-lo-rn' column." Sure enough-Ellessifean was full of news. "Do you re- member Juanita Backer ?" she began. "She is at the hea.d of a chain of restaurants. "At the Sign fo-f the Golden Orange" is her trade-mark. There is live competition be-tween her and the Waldorf. Elizabeth Sargent has a riding school just outside of Boston. Very popular place. Then t'here is Irene Perham. I have just c-o-me fro-m her beauty parlor. I believe in patronizing Nashuans, especially those of N. H. S. '26. Do you remember how Domi-cilia Sullivan dr-o-ve her Ford to school every morning? Now sh-e is at the head of an Interstate Bus Company. Grace Brown is a famed artist, known for her cubist pictures which can be hung either uipright, or up-side down. And Margaret Fowle-r is an interior dec-orator. She fixed up my office for me. You really must come up to see it." So eager was I to hear all I could about the graduates of TUSITALA 91 Nashua High, that Robin and I went with Ellessifean up to her office. . The radio was on and the announcer was speaking, "This is station ADFG Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I-Luth Hawley an- nouncing. We are very fortunate in having with us at noted athlete, Edwin Sh-eridan, who will tell you of hiss experiences at the Olympic Games in Euro-pe. One moment, please." "Surprises upon surprises," I murmured. "Speaking of Rutlrreminids mae o-f Aletha Aubin. Have you 'heard anything of her ?' . "She is in charge of a children's ward," was the answer, "at the hospital in Beverly, Massiachlusetts. Children adore her." At that moment the athlete completed his -talk, familiarly shortand droll,f and Ruth gave us this 'bit of pleasant informa- tion: "Next you will hear Ralph Crosby, aviator, speak on 'Dhe Joys -of Riding Through the Air? It might interest the radio .audience to know that Mr. Crosby is the man. who enables the athlete to carry out all his enga.ge-ments by transp-orting him to any part of the globe in his ai-r-plane." "Here is another of '26," my hostess recalled as I rose to leave at the end of Ra1ph's. enth'usiastic talk. "Marguerite Rog- ers Writes witty columns and take-offs for my paper. Hers is the 'Aunt lVIandy's Tellin' You' column. H-er stuff is in great demand." Hasty farewells Were now in order, as the little o-ld man had agai-n told' me I mus-t hurry on to New York. The usfu-al proced- ure Was folllowed-and we were in New York. ' "Opposite u-s is the Metropolitan Life lnsuran-ce building," Robin Joy informed me. "Up in the twenty-seventh story, Dorothy Bearse gives out the physical exercises every morning over the radio. 'Ilhousands of people all over the-United States are members of her he-altlh -club. And in that adjoining theatre you will 'fin-d someone you kno-w. But don.'t forget," he Warned, "you may speak to but one other person." As we were entering the the-atre, a girl with a violin brushed past me. "Why, Helen Downey!" I almost sho-uted in my -surprise. "What are you doing here ?" "Look Who's here!" answered Helen in equal surprise. "I play in the orfdhestra here. Come on in with mme and w1e'1l talk until the pe-rformrance begins." "I s-uppose you wish to hear about some classmates," she resumed after we were seated. "Here goe-s! Lu-cille Kimball is a senator now. She is called L. Tolle-s Kimball,-sounds more masculine, you know. She 'is a.ttempting to pass' a bill through Congress for ai maxi- mum of fifteen lines of Latin a day for the high sch-ool stude-nt. 92 TUIS-ITALA Phyllis Noyes is a very fashionable modiste. Frankly, I can't afford go to her. Do you remember Wellington Frost? He is lecturing tomorrow night on 'History and Hayingf Queer title, you think? He is professor both of history and agriculture and has combined two le-ctures into one. You'll see Ralph Far- land, the Knight of the Silver,Screen, playing tonight in 'The Uncrown-ed King'. Ida Putnam and Madeline Doyle will ap- pear in the vaudeville in a dancing and singing skit. Tfhey won their popularity thro-ugih the song, 'Back in Those College Days'. And there's a fourth, Max Weisiman, who is owner of this thea- tre. Well, I must go now,-it's time to begin." After Ida and Madeline had sung their niiuch-applauded song and Ralph had thrilled the hearts of tihe flappers, I discov- ered Marion Molloy advertised among coming attractions, as the 'successor to Pola Negri, to appear ther following we-ek in her biggest and best. As I left the theatre, I happened to see a woman across the street walking along with a handsome greyhound beside her. "Say" 1 whispered excitedly to the invisible, yet ever-present Robin, "that looks like Ruth Holt." "It is," he responded. "She is a well known poetess and authority on dogs. She writes free verse,-yes, it is free, quite so-" the old man .stopped to chuckle merrily to himself. I felt that I must speak to Ruth and, fo-rgetful of Robin J oy's warning, I h-urried across the street. When I was a few feet from her I called, she turned, and po-o-f-- I opened my eyes and looked down a.t Plato's Essay on Im- mortality -on the floor beside the dying embers of my fire. It was still raining outsid-e, the essay had not grown any more in- teresting, and yet I was no longer bored and lonely: my room was filled with dear memories of Nashua High Sch-ool. DOROTHY Joi-1NsoN PART III. "Wlliam," I said to my husband one mor-ning in May, "I've decided not to go abroad after all !" "Having kept me on lhot coals for two months, you decide not to go! Well! That beats everything! W.hat's it all about?" "Don't be horrid, dear," I said. "You didn't want me to go at all. Besides-I've decid-ed to go to Nashua. Look!" I handed him a paper saved from the day before in which I had comge upon the notice of an "Old Ho-me Week? in Nashua. "Won't it be wonderful!" I said, "to go back after twenty years and see everyone and everything!" "June 1Oth," murmured William. "You'll probably b-e in TUSITALA 93 Iiftlanpazo-o by then." tHe always exa-ggerates my love of trav- e ing . But for once I kept to my determination, and June 10th found me literally battling my way across the-vast 'interior of the City Station back in Nashua. My heart was beating with joy at the very th-ought of where I was. . Presently I found myself upon a broad, white bridge strung with lights and crowded with people. I searched eagerly for a glimpse of some familiar face. All at once I perceived co-ming toward me a dfalpper little man with a were fuzz on his upper lip resembling a moustache, and a broad grin on his face. "Snip Anderson !" I cri-ed in delight. "Well well well well well !" was all he could say as he shook my hand vigo-rously. ' "To think you'd be the first one!" I said "After so many years: Tell me all about everyone. Are you married ?" "Me-married? I should say not! I've been too busy en- joying,myself to think of getting married. I'm still a happy fbatch. " "I might have guessed! Wlhy-what's this '?" A proce-ssion of cars was crossing the bridge, -led by a great open machine decked with flowers in which stool a tall, digni- fied msan holding a. silk topper and bowing to the cheering crowd. He was accompanied by iiwo women, one who nodded gravely to the by-standers, the other who smiled proudly at the man. ' "The President, V ice-President, andthe First Lady of the Land". cried Eric. "Of course!" I said excitedly. "I've seen them in the movies, but somehow they look more familiar to me in retail life." ' "No wonder--President Sargent is our own Phil, and the Vice-President is Jay Backer, first woman ever elected, wihile the Presaid-eint's wife used to be lVIadel.ine-" "Moran!" I finished in delight. "How utterly perfect." "See the man in the Rolls-Royce", said Eric. "Do you recognize him?" "He looks familiar-why-it's Wallace Blakey!" Eric nodded. "The biggest financier in the East! He owns, I might add, every bank' in our metropolis." "He was cut out for a banker from the day he was born," I declared. . As Eric left me he said, "Be sure to be at the Gate City Hall tomorrow night. The classes from 1920 to 1926 are to have a I'!9L11'l1I0H.,i "I wouldn't miss it!" I answered. I to-ok a cab bearing a great sign "'Troniblay's Taxis" and went to Nashua's largest lhotel, built and o-wned by Rockefeller's 94 TUSITALA successor, Russell Cole. Here, in the midst of ia pleasant chat with Gladys Swain, wfho was at the d-esk, I was interrupted by the entrance of two sedate wom-en carrying black bags. In a moment I had recognized them. "Kathryn M-cGlynn !" I exclaimed. "And Madeline Hackett! What a surprise! Where did you come from?" - "We are returning from India where we have just complet- ed some missionary work," said Kathryn. "We stopped over for a few days to see everyone again." "Mission-aries!" I 'sigihed "I never would have believed it!" "Just look 1" gasped Madeline "Dear, dear! How shocking!" Acro-ss the floor swept a dazzling young person in silks and j-ewels, carrying -a fluffy dog and attended by a perfect retinue of maids and porters. "That famous actress, Mademoiselle La Belle", said Kathryn. "Simonne Lemieux!" I cried, as I literally flew across the room. "You-Mademoiselle La Belle-America's most famous actress, and I never guessed it!" We talked over old times and I found that many of my old classmates were among her retinue. Thelma Taggart wa-s her de- signer, Marguerite St. Onge 'her secretary, J eanette Mirsky he-r manager, Emily Willette her hairdresserg Ruth Robiehaud her mani-curistg and Bessie Sn-ow her personal attendant. "Look!" she said suddenly. Entering the hotel was a tall dete-rmined woman with a feath-ery hat, followed by a sh-ort meek lirttle mian and four long- l-egged little girls. h "If it isn't Frances Kennedy!" I cried joyfully. "Married to the son of her former Math pro-fess-or", nodded Sinronne. "Poor-but supremely happy, I've heard." "And whats this ?" I asked. Five distinguished-looking people were ushered in and announced. "Lord and Lady Werrenrathi' "A real Lord-how thrilling" I whispered. "Why! Look! Lady Werrenrath is Ruth Le Claire!" "So it is-and the governess with her two sons is Charlotte Tinker!" cried Simo-nne. "Amazing!" I gasped. I had finished dinner at Gatcomb's Great Griill, when I p-er- ceived a strange procession advancing down the street. I stared incrediulously, and a bit rudely, I fear, for as fa.r -as I could see was a line of "Toonerville Trolleys" filled with chi-l-dren. "What in the World is it? It reminds me of som-ethling-I TUSITALA 95 can't exactly tell what !" I said to Eric who was once more my guide. . "Why, haven't you read about it? Tflros-e cars are now made for just one person! Walter Murphy is the founder of the laggest orphans' home in the world, a.nd there it goes for a ri ie!" ' I could not reply, for my mingled emo-tion produced no words adequate for expression. ' Next we visited the Gate City Hall ab-ove Nashfuafs largest theatre and opera house, .situated on the site of tihle old Colonial. "What a magnificent building!" I exclaimed. "Yes, and m-eet the owner," said Eric. I "Bob McLaughlin !" I -cried, "who used to co-llect nickles for orange drop-s in the Tremon-t Theatre twenty years ago!" "Mr, M-cLaughlin, if you please, "said Robert bowing grave- ly, "Owner of the Gate City Opera House !" We had scarcely entered the door when a distinguished 'and professional lo-oking man stepped up. "Meet our old friend Russell Collins," said Eric, "America's leading statesman and debaterf' "I-lZaven't I read your name in connection with the great fort-une that the Wealthy old Prince o-f Austria. left som-e Ameri- can ?" I sai-d. "WhY, yes, the woman is Priscilla, Moss, whose beauty at- tracted the prince and prompted him to leave her 'dhe m-o-ney in his will. And look-he-re are so-me old classmates," said At- tornev Collins. - I turned to greet my old friend, the Preside-nt's wife, and recall mlyself to her memory. and I soon found that the women acco-mpanyinig her were Eliizab-eth Whitrtemo-re. d-ean of a famous girls' college, and Do-rothy J-ohnson, America's leading novelist. We all sat together to wait for the entertainment, the pro- ceeds of which were t-o be donated to the Murphy Asylum. The first number was Archie- Slawwsby and his Dancing Doz- en. the only genuine Charlestoners left in the country. Archie trained the dancers and Bennie Levine, much as did Henry Ford with his fididlers back in the old days of '26, financed the busi- ness. Charles Weymouth, Amferiicafs leading tenor, next gave a solo. Then came a vivo-lin selection by Professor Curtski. Rus- sian artist-who turned out to be our own Lesliie Curtice. 'Three star pupils of Mollie Adams, teacher of elocution, next gave us demonstrations o-f their fine training. Following was a moving picture featuring "B" Ledoux, who chanced to have joined us in person not long before. After the entertainment we attended an exlhibiti-on of paint- ings by the famous artist, Hel-en Zelo-ski, and a fashio-n show giv- 96 TUSITALA en by C-ora and Mildred Smith from an ex-elusive Fifth Avenue Shop. The rest of the week we spent in revisiting old places. We discovered many more of our former classmates, including Helen Peaslee and Ruth Burns, makers of Parisienne Hats. Just before going home, whom should I me-et but Lucille Barker, who ihad married the famous song writer, Irving Paris, after he had written ten songs in h-er honor. Poor William wishes I had gone abroad now, because for six mo-nths I"ve talked o-f nothing but that wonderful week. Yet -who could blame me? RUTH LUCIER PART IV. Having suffered a great disappointment in life, I d-ecided, immediately after leaving college, to hide- myself away fro-m the world. For a time I considered South Africa as sufficiently re- mote to serve my purpose. This, ho-wever, I gave up as be-ing t-oo common a resort for hunted criminals. I next considered the Sahara Desert and the South Sea Islands. but the physical discomfofrts of these places caused mle to decide that they were not for me. Finally, I settled upon Hudson as being isolated enough to suit any man's needs, and yet not morally so low or physically uncomfortable as the other place-s I had tho-ugtht of. Accordingly, I bought .a farm in Hudson so-me distance apart from the other farms in the vicinity and settled down to the life of a hermit. Ten years I lived thus, seeing no one but those wlho were absolutely necessary, and speaking no unneces- sary word to them. At last, at the end of the tenth year. I hitched up "Giddyap", my ho-rse, to the old buggy and drove into town to see the sights. 'Ilhe first thing to attract my attention on reaching the cen- ter of Hudson was a new red brick building bearing the legend "Hudson City Hall", and underneath, "Erected 1939? 4 I stopped the blu9r2'Y and entered to investigate. Directly in front of me as I entered. I beheld a door with "Mavor"s Office" let- tered in gold upon it. I opened the door and. determined to find the reason for this remarkable change. asked to see the Mayor. ' "Just a minute," said the girl in tlhe -outer office, and I sat down to wait. From the window of the office, I had a good view of the central square of the town-no. I mean city-and, a.s I watched. I noticed several aeroplanes land wlhile as many took off. I knew, of co-urse, that the things were in ouite common use nowadays-they were always landing in my potato patch, TUSITALA 97 to its utter ruin-but I had never dreamed that they were as common as automobiles were in my high school -days. "Hello!" said a friendly vo-ice at my ear, and I turned to see my old friend, David Webster, looking at me over his glasses just as he useds to do years ago. "Well !" I exclaimed. "What are yo-u doing here?" ' "Doing here!" he laughed. "I guess I've got a right to be here. I'm the mayor." At iihis point I collapsed, and when I came to, it was in the inn-er office with Dave fanning me indus- triously with a towel. It o-ccurred to me that there were doubtless other changes just as interesting and unlocked-for as this. one, and I thought I would ask Dave about them. He provided me with the oppor- tunity, unwittingly, wlhen he remarked that he was going to Nashua, and a.sked me to accom-pany him. I accepted tlhe invi- tation, and on the way, he told me a number o-f things about old friends in new positions. Reynold Dean had altered his ambition to become the owner of Spe.are's and h-ad surprised the world by showing unexpected talent in the s-olving of mysteries, particularly the kind which we read about. Accordingly, he had become -one of Scotland Yard's most famous detectives. Kenneth Crockett was now the owne-r of a string of the most modern aero-filling stations in Massachusetts. Dalmas Gagnon, disgusted with his Charleston defeat by Archie Slawsby, had turned in despair to teaching the quadrilles and the Virginia Reel. ' Francis Moriarty had put the estimable Flo Zeigfield out of business, and had made the "Moriarty Follies" the most talked- of in the world. . Maurice Hammar, spurred on by despe-ration, had turned inventor, and had inventedthe new 'hair to-nic known as "Mar- vellcli, guaranteed to give one a luxuriant growth of hair in two wee s. Guy Clark's garage in Boston was even now being fitted up to take care of the aeroplane trade. Allison MacRae's Jazz orchestra, the "MacRae Music Mast- ers," was with-out peer in all New Enigland. - Hiram Greene was star half-back of the Nashua Bears, our representative in the N e-w Hampshire Professio-nal Football League, and a good team if one co-uld judge by the fact that it had won the world's championslhip the previou-s year. We had reached the center of the city, and I could not help but be impressed with the tremendous change which had come over it. I learn-ed that Naslhua was already the largest city in 98 . TWUSITALA New England, and still growing. N oticing the large numbers of aeroplane-s flying around, I asked Dave if he o-wned o-ne. "Oh, yes," he replied. "I have two, but they're both in the repair shop. Oh, -by the way, that siheop's owned by one of your old friends of '26-Ralph Lemiire. Remember him ?" I "Sure," I said. "Speaking of him., makes me think of John- nie Juknievich. What's he doin-g now '?" I "Huh," grunted Dave. "I guess he's tlhe most successful of all o-ur class--in the m-oney line at least. He's a boss carpenter, you know, and is known as the Modern Samson." Just then a gigantic sign caught my eye. "Elite Restaurant. E. Swe-eney, Prop." ' "Any relation to Ed. Sweeney?'? I asked Dave, indicating the sign. "It's him, himself," answered Dave, rather un-grammatically for a mayor, I thought. "And he's the best ad. for' the place I ever saw. Why, he weighs two hundred and fifty pounds al- ready, and is still growing. He eats away all the profits." "Paper! ! Paper! I I" -bawiled a boy at my ear. I b-ought one, more for the sake of keeping him. quiet than for any d-e-sire to read the news. I could not lhelp re-marking up- on the increased size of the p-aper. Dave informed me that Paul Gibson was now edit-or-in-chief, and I at once saw the reason. A scare h-eadline caught my eye. "Former High School Pupil Elopes!" it said. Upon further reading I discovered that it was none other than Grace Ford, another member of the class of '26, She had elo-p-ed with ia millionaire, it appeared. By this time we fhad reached the City Hall and Dave turned in here, so that I co-ntinued on my way alone. I no-ticed a famil- ia.r figure on the other side of the street. Strange, I tlhought, how everybody looked familiar. I crossed the street to meet this figure at closer range. I was right-the first time-it was "Jodie" Kilbane. "Hi I" I greeted. "What are you doing fora living now ?" "Me ?" said Jodie. "I'm coaclh down at Fordham. We won the championship of tlhe United States last year by defeating the Pasadena team, coaohed by a fellow I guess you remember- Eddie Edelsteinf' ' I congratulated him upon his success and explained my unfortunate seclusion from the world. I then asked him for further information concerning former friends. T'his is what I got: Catiherine Sullivan, Mary Clifford, Dorothy Gordon, Evelyn Parker, and Grace Putnam evidently believed that a woman's place is in the home, for they had married and settled down. Ho-ward Smith was a racing driv-er, and a go-od one, to-o. I had expected this, for, you see, he had once told me that he got TUSITALA 99 forty miles an h-our out of the wreck he called an automobfile in our high school days. ' - "Len" Swieeney, to the surprise of many, had be-come a farmg er, and lik-e Howard, was an expert in his trade. Robert Feat'herstone an-d Irving Fish were joint owners of the now famous "F Sz F" l-unch cart, occupying one of the best sites on Main Street. . Of them all, Frankie Burns was the greatest disappointment. I had looked for great things from that boy, and now I found that he was following in the footsteps o-f his illustrious name- sake, anid only writing poetry. , John Wilcox, Rao-ul Minarelli, Albert Desmarais, and Doug- las Henderson, were at the present time in Africa, supposedly hunting big game. William Kedulis, -or rather "General William Kedulis", was now taking the place of Pershing as the dire-ctor of America's army. As we ambled down the street, I was surprised to see none other than -my old friend George Pieper emerge from a store which bore a sign, telling the world tlhat it was a millinery store. lt seemed that with his past ,experience in dealing with ladies, he had developed into a first-class millinery salesm-an, and had, even then, been selling a ne-w line -of hats to Barbara Collins who was Uhe proprietress. Julietta Moran, Victor Maston, a.nd Roland Kerouac, I am sorry to record, had all left this fair city for Warmer clim-es. Victor had amassed a fortune in Florida real estate-ihow long he could keep it was a question-Roiland was running a western cattle ranch, and Julietta was governor of ,Nevada-she evi- dently holding different views on woman's place in the world from others that Jodie had just been telling me about. Jodie's fund of information seemed to be running dry now, and he suggested that I accompany him to New York, as he had to be there on business. He very kindly offered to drive me there in his new Ford aeroplane. I accepted gratefully--I had always wondered how it felt to be high up in the world--and we pre- pared to set out. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to strap myself in my place, and so, when Jodie loop-ed the loop over the Atlantic Ocean, I quite naturally fell out, A sinking sensation came over me as I fell--and fell--and fell. Tlhen splash! !- I had hit the ocean! It had be-en over ten years since I had last be-en in swim- ming, and I was ready to give up hope. However, I battled vali- antly, and then, to my vast astonishment, I felt myself lifted out of the water by a srange force. I soon discovered that it was merely a submarine coming up, like a Whale, for a "breather" 100 TUSITALA The co-nning tower opened, and Eddie Tamsullonis stepped out. He -explained that he was commanding the vessel, Wlhioh was out on a cruise. ' "We're not supposed to put into port, but seeing it's you, I guess We can manage." He then made a slighting remark ab-out my not being able to take care of myself and gave me the advice to return to Hudson as fast as I could before I killed myself. Not a little ups-et by the great change that had come over the World during my absence from it, I quickly resolved to follow his ad- vice. ROBERT HEGGIE .fy F1 15115


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