Nashua High School - Tusitala Yearbook (Nashau, NH)
- Class of 1926
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Published by the
Glass of 1926, Mlsbua Wigh School
Nashua, N. H.
Eugvufbecl and Printed by
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Title Page-Class Motto
Miss Clara F. Preston
Principal Walter Scott N esnnth
Class of 1926
Class Poem .
Class Song .
MISS CLARA F. PRESTON
Cflam CJ. Trestom
Whose clrlmfoe cmd good counsel have been a
geml-iw,e help to the Class of 1926.
HEADMASTER WALTER S. NESMITH
The TUSITALA Board herewith presents the
result of its ceaseless and untiring labors. 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.
NASHUA HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY, 1926
Walter S. N -esmith
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 .
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 .
Helga Johnson .
Ruth E. Wright
Margaret Marston .
Hazel Corliss .
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 . .
Eusebius G. Hoods .
. Submaster, Physics
. German, Algebra
. . . Geometry
. . . English
. . . French
United States History
. . . English
. . Domestic Arts
. . Domestic Arts
. . 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
European History, English
. Manual Arts
Assistant Football Coach
. . Manual Arts
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John Lloyd Bishop
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R. Clinton Ellsworth
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Best Boy Dancer
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Glass of IQ26
MOLLIE E. ADAMS
"He1'wo1'ds are sweet, and her laughter
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.
ALETHA D. AUBIN
"To leave a memory like the breath
Of summers full of sunshine and of show-
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
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' JUANITA ELIZABETH BACKER
"There's a charm 'in her lip with its rosy
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,
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.
"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
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.
"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.
. "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.
"Love is like the measles: we all have 'to go
"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
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.
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.
"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.
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-
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.
"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.
"That boy with the grave mathematical
"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
"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.
"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
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.
"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
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.
"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.
"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."
"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.
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.
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
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. '
"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-
"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
"Silent when glad, affectionate though
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
THELMA O. FIFIELD '
"Joy rises in me, like a summeovs
"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
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.
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
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.
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. ' ,
"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.
DOROTHEA PAULINE GAGE
"The pledge of friendship! It is still
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
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
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"
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
"Then she would! talk. How she would
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.
"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
"Her modest looks a, cottage might adorn.
Sweet as the p1'im1'ose peeps beneath the
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
"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
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
' 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.
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"
"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
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,
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
DOROTHY PRESTON JOHNSON
"Brea,d'n' Butter 'u' applesuuce
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.
"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.
' 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
FRANCES WHITING KENNEDY
"Her glossy hair was clustered o'er a brow
Bright with '1:'YLt6ll'ig6'l'l06,- and fair and
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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
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.
SIMONNE FLORENCE LEMIEUX
"She is beautiful, and therefore to be
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"
"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.
"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.
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
"Do not neglect to keep your shoes polished.
You can shine on one end 'if not on an-
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.
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.
. "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-
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.
"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.
"Yet I do fear thy 'hcttureg
It 'is too ,full o' the milk of human hind-
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-
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.
"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.
"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
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.
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.
"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.
PRISCILLA LOUISE Moss
"With a, smile on her lips, and a tem' 'in
"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
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
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
"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." '
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.
"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
HELEN R. PEASLEE
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. -
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-
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
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
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.
"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.
"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
"Be true to your word and your work and
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
"Like birch, most shy and Ladylike of
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
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
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
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
"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
'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
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.
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
"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. .,
"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.
"Sweets with sweets war notg joy delights
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-
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.
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.
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
"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
"Her wise, rare smile is sweet with
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-
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
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.
"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.
- 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."
"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.
"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
HELEN AGNES ZELOSKI
"Never in 0, hurry,
Never has a, care
N evefr known to 'wow-y
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.
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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."
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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.
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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
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
The train 'had one accident and stopped but once for water
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
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-
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
with the collected photographs, is Lloyd Bishop announcing for
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
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CSenior Play, Friday, December 18, 1926, at 8 P. MJ
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
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
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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.
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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-
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
tournfafmecnt by Lebanon, Diggins was high scorer of the tourna-
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,
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,
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
tBy Winning the interclass track meet May 13, We placed
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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
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-
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
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-
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
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f t QGEORGE, E. PIEPERI
Philip Sargent, President , A
Justine Backer, Vice-President ,
Lucille Barker, Secretary
Ray Chaplin, Business Manager q
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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
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
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
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
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
an-d run by Fred Parker, who is director -of aerial traffic super-
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
"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,
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
"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-
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
married and had moved to Florida. In the real estate business,
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
"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
Nashua High, that Robin and I went with Ellessifean up to her
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
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
"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.
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.
"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
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
"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
"He looks familiar-why-it's Wallace Blakey!"
"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
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 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
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
"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
"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
can't exactly tell what !" I said to Eric who was once more my
"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
' 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-
en by C-ora and Mildred Smith from an ex-elusive Fifth Avenue
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?
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,
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
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
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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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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"
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-
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