Nashua High School - Tusitala Yearbook (Nashau, NH)
- Class of 1929
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PUBLISHED BY THE
Class of 1929, Nashua High School
NASHUA. NEW HAMPSHIRE
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HEADMASTER WALTER S. NESMITI-1
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In compiling this book, we have worked with but one
object in view, to give to our class a book of memories,
a book the intrinsic value of which will increase with the
flight of time, a book which will conjure up visions of
a happy period spent within the walls of this school.
We have been immeasurably aided in attaining these
ends by our Faculty advisors who gave unsparingly of
their time and experience with the interest of the Class
We ask you, classmates, to look upon this book as a
rendezvous where old friends can always be found,
though scattered to the far corners of the earth, and so
to you we present our "Teller of Tales", Tusitala of the
Class of Nineteen Twenty-Nine. .
MR. HERBERT W. CANFIELD
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services to the School and Classg we gledicztie this
Tusifalu to Mr. Herbert W. Caniidd: Instmdior, Ad-
visor, had Friend of the Class of Nineteen Tfvwwfbiine.
NASHUA HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY, 1929
Walter S. Nesmith .
Cheney E. Lawrence
May E. Sullivan .
Helen M. Coffey .
Grace E. Campbell .
Evelyn C. Nesmith .
Lillian A. Dowd .
Mabel E. Brown .
Jane Sweetser . .
Martha C. Cramer .
Ruth E. Hills . .
Teresa F. Quigley .
Clarice H. Shannon
Marion E. Lord .
Raymond A. Pendleton
Elizabeth F. Cornell
Josephine S. Williams
Dorothy Dale . .
Herbert Canfield .
Anne McWeeney .
Mabel Elliott .
Theresa Shea .
Helen Lord . .
Margaret McGlynn .
Doris S, Barnes .
Thelma Doe .
Verne Roberts .
Helen J. Carl .
Eileen Monahan .
Donald Kempton .
VVlebster White .
Malcolm Shurtleff .
Mary Gallagher .
Mary Ryan .
Florence Connor .
Mildred Hallisey .
Genevieve P. Campbell
Florence A. Hills .
Loretta Dolan . .
john Goddard . .
Herman E. Barker .
William I. O'Neil .
Thomas J. Hargrove
George Tinker . .
Ernest H. Martin .
Ednah Sanborn .
Marion Shepherd .
Elmer Wilson .
. . Headmaster
. Submaster, Physics
. . German, Algebra
. . . . Geometry
. . - . . English
. . . . French
, United States History
. . . English
. Domestic Arts
. . English
. . . Domestic Arts
. . . . English
Algebra, Athletic Director
. . . . English
. . . . English
. . . . French
Review Mathematics, Law
. . . . Cizlics
. . . . English
European History, Civics
. . . . . Latin
. . . . English
Ancient History, Algebra
. . . . . Latin
. . English, Librarian
. . Biology, Physics
. . . Mathematics
. Business Training, Typewriting
. . . . Chemistry
- - . . History
Substitute for Mr. White
. . . ' Bookkeeping
. Bookiteeping, Business Training
- . . . Civics
. . English
. . Secretary
. Domestic Arts
- . . . Cooking
. . . Manual Arts
. Manual Arts, Assistant Football Coach
. . . Manual Arts
Assistant Football Coach
. . . Manual Arts
. Manual Arts
. Art, Design
. Art, Design
. Domestic Arts
CLASS OFFICERS SENIOR YEAR
Thomas O'Neil I.o1'1':1i11c Nfnrin
Bu.vinc.r.v Maizagvr ,S'vr1'vfI1ry
Edward Brown julia Kazloskas
CLASS OFFICERS JUNIOR YEAR
VVinfrcd Mansfield Selma Catz
Bu.ri1zv.v.v Managvr SFc'7'l'flll'j'
John Chestnolvich janet Tinker
Wesley E. Haynes
Hannah Fletcher Natalie Gauthier Winfred Mansfield
James W Davis Martha Curran
Class History Class Will
Jeffrey Campbell john Ryan
Raymond Roy Benjamin Thomas anet Tinker
Jeffrey Campbell Hannah Fletcher
Beatrice Currul Stephen Gilbody
Mr. Canfield Miss Cramer
Miss Cornell ' Miss Sanborn
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Reliable Winfred Mansfield
Brilliant Robert Prew
Eloquent Jeftrey Campbell
Likeable Shark Robert Prew
Ambitious VVilliam Law
Natured Benjamin Thomas
Bashful Edward Gatiney
Optimist James Davis
Pessimist Edward Vinnicombe
Actress Lorraine Morin
Actor Robert Griffith
Comedian John Tsitsos
Best Girl Dancer
Best Boy Dancer
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John Ryan 1
ashua High School
Class of IQZQ
ANNA FRANCES ANN1s
"So quiet looking-but what a .rmile."'
Anna was a very quiet girl until one came
to know her intimately, but she was well
liked by her classmates because of her ready
and flashing smile. She was interested in
dramaties, and also liked to dabble in verse-
writing. She was a member of the Home
Economics Club II, IH, IV, and was spokes-
man for the Home Economies Course at the
Parents' Day Assembly IV.
ELIZABETH RIARIAN ARLAUSKAS
"Truth needs no flowers of speech."
A quiet little thing was Betty-to strangers
-but loved very dearly by her friends. Shall
we ever try to forget her Husters in English
classrooms? HerAer-er'.r were very apt to
bring a laugh to the most studious of students.
She was among the first to discover that the
old-fashioned girl with the long brown tresses
was preferred to the bobbed maideng conse-
quently you will recognize her by her beau-
tiful brown hair-always curled. Tender-
hearted! You should have been with her to
see "VVings." Reading is her chief hobby, and
she used her literary knack to advantage in
her paragraphs, for she was a Tusitala Para-
grapher from Room 2,
XYILLIAM Tnoivms Axron 'QYL
"Let Ilia 'world slide, lvl the world gbg
A jig for rare, and a jig for woe."
"Bill" was always expressing himself in
terms which turned discussions into humorous
debates. He was not at all afraid of giving
his point of view on a suhject, even though
he knew his companions thought differently.
ln fact, informal delvates on world topics and
everything in general, carried on with friends
at a certain coffee-house or ice-cream parlor,
managed to keep him occupied much of the
time. He can he serious, however, if the
occasion demands it. HQ likes outdoor sports
and spends many hours outside, as his
"school-girl complexion" will verify.
lifixluzfmrzr josevnmia ISANc1zor1'
"Girls of few words are the best girls."
Margaret was one of the few quiet girls
of our class, hut not too quiet. She could
take a joke the way it was meant, and unfail-
ingly appreciated it, a quality which won her
friends. Those who knew her enjoyed her
sturdy wholesomeness, and discovered her
interesting knowledge of Colonial furniture
and history. If she could have spent more
time with us outside school hours, we are
sure she would have made many more friends,
hut she was one of the many who eommuted
daily. No, not from Hudson!
STANLEY JOHN BAR'r1s
Ullrgmir, dull Care! Thou and I slzall nezier
Can you picture Stanley anything hut good-
natured? He has a hearty giggle which is
most contagious-and a ready supply of jokes.
Do you suppose lacing one of the fixtures at
a local "movie" house accounts for this? He
had a rather outstanding fondness for Physics
laboratory-at least he spent quite 3 little
time there. XN'e're certainly glad he's in our
class, because he always kept us in good
Iilaziwlcig S'rAs1A BARTKUs
"Oli, I2lt'.fs'd with tenzfwr 'ZUIIOXK unrlouded ray
Crm make tomorrow clwerful our today."
Clearsighted and optimistic, Bernice leaves
yesterday's troubles behind. She is like some
character from 3 book,-knowing her, one
can't help loving her. She puts self-respect
above all else, is reliable, and has a strong
will which leaves temptation behind. She
will never desert a pal, no matter how hard
it may be for her to stick. "Bronnie" is not
by any means a paragon of virtue, but those
whom she counts as her friends are to be
envied. Her wit and wisdom were utilized
as Tuxifala Paragraphcr IV.
BERNICIQ Ile.-xNNmTis IlAsseTr
"No bL'Clllfj',.Y lilfp the bvaufy of the mind."
VVe shall always remember Bernice as one
of the quietest and best-natured girls in our
class, and as one whose mind was filled with
beautiful ideals of character. All the girls
were sure to go to Bernice whenever they
needed help with their lessons. She could
draw very well, and exercised her gift by
making posters for different classes. VVe
really think she should teach Home Organiza-
tion, because she was such a shark at that
subject. Bernice was a member of Home
Economics Club II.
NoRMA Lsixvemson BATES
"flaw zfoira .spoke lioncxvt frie11.d.vhip."
Norma was one of our semi-local girls
who came down from the Milford road every
day to our large "hall of learning." She was
always cheerful and made many friends. She
sang in "Pinafore" II, and "The Belle of
Barcelona" IV, sold candy at the Senior
Play IV, and was in Dramatics Club IV-to
say nothing of her frequent excellent contri-
butions to Tafflvr. Norma intends to be a
school-teacher, we believe. Be good to the
"Ki.v.rr'd by flip ll11gl'lS.l:
No one ever saw Stella unhappy just be--
cause she got a "flunk." Cl'erhaps she never
got oue.l She was that little girl with pretty
blonde hair and the blue, blue eyes. What if
she did have an exasperating habit of asking
what the homework was, just after the
teacher assigned it? VVhen we look at Stella,
we are not surprised that "Gentlemen prefer
blondes." Stella helped the following activi-
ties by her presence: Basketball I and II,
Field Hockey II, Mandolin I and II, and
Orchestra I and II.
WALT:-iR Bxwsu A
"He was always into mi.vfI1ief."
Just one activity among VValter's many con-
sisted of his parking his gum, daily, in the
wastebasket-a ritual of not uncommon occur-
rence among the students. We remember
him also for his headlong rush in and out of
classrooms, and the impatient way he would
toss that long blonde lock out of his eyes.
Did anything ever upset his good nature?
VVle think not. Other activities include:
Basketball I, Track ll, Football l and ll,
Stage Committee of Senior Play TV.
CHARLOTTE LAURA BENSON
"S1ze'.r,not a flmufr, not a pearl,
But just a wonderful, all-'round girl."
Charlotte always greets us with a smile and
a cheering word. She is popular, jolly, and
full of pep. Her neighbors were entertained
in study periods with her clever pictures, nor
must we forget to give Charlotte credit for
the artistic stippling she did in decorating the
Home Economics room. We expect to hear
great things of her success as an artist. Of
course, the name is famous already on ac-
count of the orange elephant, but she'll prob-
ably make it better known.
BARBARA ELIZABETH BERRY
"Can-Ii that glint of nzixrhief in her eye?
That nzvans tliereir something doing by and
Was there ever a game or an entertainment
going on when you didn't see "Barbs" flying
around with a hunch of tickets in one hand,
a pencil and paper in the other, and an
anxious frown on her face? No wonder
Miss Dowd chose her for a capable errand
girl. "Barhs" did not seem averse to asso-
ciating with underclassmen. We hope that
she instilled in them some of the knowledge
which she, as a senior, had, of course,
acquired. Her favorite pastime was listening
to fellow students recite Shakespeare's quota-
tions. Isn't that so, "Barhs"? Orchestra I,
II, III, IVQ Ticket Committee-"Merton of
the Movies." and "The Bell of Barcelona" IV.
"Senza .rlzonf him, aind some hang upon his
To gaze in his eyes, and bless him."
Say! VVho is this good looking youth?
NVhy, no one less than "Bisk." To do him
justice we would have to be another Shakes-
peare, but we'll do the best we can. To
"I3isk" belongs one of the foremost places
among our popular set. He was N. H. S.'s
football pride and joy during I, II, III, and
Captain IV, and he surely worked hard to
add victories to the roster. He was no less
famous on the diamond during II, III, and
IV. His other activities were: "Two Vaga-
bonds" III, Drill Leader II, III, IVQ Lunch
Counter IV. Most of us envied his ability to
retain dates-not history. Can he smile?
And how! His only weakness seems to be
women, but if he keeps on smiling and work-
ing, success will be his.
Rocniciie lsAne1.1.e BLACK
"Her dignity bcguiles one."
"Sheltie" is one of our dearest pals. Al-
though her dignity impresses one, she never-
theless shared in all our fun in 7a. fAre we
telling secrets?D Groton held a strange
allurementg wonder what it could have been?
She was a very attractive candy girl at the
Senior Play. Besides this, "Shel1ie" served
at Lunch Counter IV.
AIILDRIQD I'R1scn.i.A Boncnen
"A wi11s011zv maid was she,
And fair la look upon."
"l"ive-feet-twog eyes of blue,"vthe words
of the popular song describe "Mil" to per-
fection. She didn't care much for studying,
her mind being usually occupied with some-
thing-or someone-else! How about that,
"Mil"? She helped us out more than once
by taking clever parts in entertainments. just
look at these activities-NX'hat more need be
said? "Miss Iiob White" I, "H, M. S. l'ina-
iore" ll, Hockey ll, Orchestra II, IIIQ "The
Two Vagaliondsn Ill, Drill leader I, ll, lllg
llramatics Club lllg Cheer Leader Ill, IVQ
"Merton of the Movies" IVQ "The Belle of
EDWARD Oris BROWN
"A nzvrrirr main
lllzllzziz the limzls of beromzng mirth
I lIt"Z't'1' spent an ll0ll7',.Y falls iuztlmlf'
"Ned" was one of those likable boys who
loved to take things rather easily, yet was
inevitably high in Upper Fourth through
natural ability. He never cared to hike any
too much, although he was ever eager for a
little walk just across the Hudson Bridge.
Being one of J, C.'s super-salesmen, he as-
sisted in setting the styles at Nashua High.
He was a Physical Exercise Leader III,
served on the Lunch Counter III, and was a
Trathc Oliicer Ill. He was in the cast of
"The Two Vagabondsn III and "Merton of
the Movies" IV. He held two Tattler otlices,
Assistant Business Manager III, and Ex-
change Editor IV.
LICIGHTON Sn.As Iiuiusizss
"Hp .mid little, but 011, ilze n1eaning."'
Leighton was another of the jolly boys of
Room 5. He was the "big boy" of '29. Dur-
ing his four years, his personality won him
many friends, especially among the weaker
sex. Leighton never said much, but when
he did there was always a meaning that left
you in suspense-if you catch our drift.
Leighton was a Tattler Reporter II, also an
usher at the Senior Play IV. 'May the "Big
Boy" realize big dreams.
LAMBERT ARTHUR BURQUE
"Those Crirfmri golden lo,rk.v."
"Dugger" was one of our famous corridor
beaus. How Well we remember his weakness,
pr little habit of meeting a certain party in
front of Room 5 each morn. He was ever
present at our school functions, and was
considered one of our best dancers. "Dugger:'
craved more and more good music with the
result that one beautiful evening, after having
heard Paul VVhiteman, he found himself push-
ing "I3ennie's" bus across Boston. A "No
Gas" sign was hung out. Had "Dugger"
taken athletics seriously, we think he would
have succeeded in winning a letter. His
activities were Baseball and Basketball squads
ll and Ill, and the French Play in Assembly
Aramis LUCILLE BUXTON
"The glittering gaud may fix the passing gaze,
But the pure gem gains Timers enduring
Agnes was a young lady who appeared
rather quiet, but who Was in reality like the
other fair maidens of our class. She was a
sociable being, and usually there was a crowd
about her desk, not only because she was
jolly, but also because she knew her home-
work. She ranked high on the Upper Fourth.
Agnes was one of the few members of the
Sophomore Debating Club, and again took
up her debating during the Senior ycar. Her
other activities were as follows: Dramatics
Club lll, lVg Mandolin Club I, III, IVQ Or-
chestra Ilg Candy Committee Senior Play:
Candy Committee A. A. Play III, IVQ Lunch
jarriu-:Y VVo1z'rH1NcroN CAMPBELL
l'Il'l1o rlzarmx the gods? lVlzo makes Olym-
The power of man in Poelir art revealed."
Did you ever see "Jeff" downcast? No, you
couldn't have. "jeff" always went about
wearing a broad smile, and he had a "Hail
brother, well met" for everybody. Jeffrey
seems to be a jack-of-all-trades: singer, musi-
cian, trackman, orator, author, and poet. He
himself admits that he was the busiest man
in town. And he surely knew how to keep
the underclassmen in their place, didn't you,
",leff"? Here are his ofhces: Orchestra, I,
II, III, IVg Track I, II, III, IV, "Pinafore"
llg Sophomore Debating Club, IIQ "Two
Vagabondsf' III, Cheer Leader, III, IV:
Debating Club III, IVQ Dramatics Club III,
President IV, Literary Editor Tattler, II,
III, Editor-in-Chief, IVQ Class Historian and
Class Prophet, IV.
"I must lzcwe an 'intro' to that man!"
"Ginny" had one failing-men! Still, we
all have our failings, and this wasn't serious
with her. A tall, slender beauty, she had a
charming way with men-boys, too. "Ginny"
sold candy at "Miss Bob VVhite" I, played
Basketball I and Hockey II, sang in "Pina-
fore" II, and was a stunning movie "extra" in
the Senior Play.
"These are they
Deserve their greatness and unewvied stand,
Siztfz' 'zvlmt they art tra11.vI'vt1d.v what they
We settle down to write a serious biography,
namely that of 'AChesty." To say everything
there is to say about his good qualities, though,
is more than we C311 do. He was a true
gentleman aIId held some responsible posi-
tions: Football I, II, III, Track II, III,
Manager IVQ Trafnc Ofncer III, Drill Leader
IIIQ Class Business Manager, III, "Two
Vagabonclsu lllg Senior Play IV, Class Cos-
tume Committee IV, "Belle of Barcelona"
IV CHow that uniform fittedll We shall not
be surprised to hear of him as a successful
manager of some large corporation-or
perhaps a stunning army officer!
RENA GEoRoE CHIMIKLIS
"IfVirming' every heatrt
And deltghting every eye."
Sweet-voiced, dark-eyed, and dreamy,
Rena was nevertheless full of school spirit.
For instance, she certainly knew how to make
folks buy tickets-she received the hve dollar
gold piece for selling the largest number for
Senior Play. Rena could draw well-remem-
ber that excellent sketch of "Lindy"? As for
activities,-she was a member of Dramatics
Club IVQ was on Senior Play Ticket Com-
mittee IVQ and took part in "The Belle of
i El.lzA1ai-:TH R1"1'H CHRISTIAN
"As rnerry as the day is long."
"Libby's" witty remarks always kept the
class in a perpetual uproar. She took life so
easily that nothing seemed to bother her.
Her two hobbies were collecting autographs
and going to the movies to see her favorite
actor. "Libby" belonged to the Home Eco-
nomics Club Il, III, IV, and indeed from her
interest in matters domestic, we think she
will some day become a charming little home-
"Within her eyes she held a secret joy
That sometimes burst its bounds
And filled her voice and lilted in her
Not to worry about the future seemed to
be I.eona's psychological theory, though she
never failed to prepare the morrow's lessons,
She was one of our wittiest classmates and
kept her classes in Hstitchesf' There was
never any danger that "all work and no play"
would make her a dull girl, yet you will note
her name high among the Upper Fourth.
Leona was quite in her element in the role of
the French maid in the Sophomore French
Play, and played in the Orchestra II and III.
She was also on the candy committee for
"Merton of the Movies" and "The Belle of
Lucy BERNICE COLLINS
"O tulip will walk a mile with me
Along lifcfr merry way?"
Isn't Lucy just the one you'd pick to walk
that mile? She has certainly been a true
friend to all of us. If you were searching
for good company, you'd seek Lucy. VVe
remember her perky little cap and apron
llitting around at the Priscilla. She has quite
a list of activities, too, as you may note from
the following: Hockey II, Junior Prom Com-
mittee III, "Two Vagabondsn III, "Belle of
Barcelona" IV. Lucy hasn't decided on her
future work as yet, but whatever it is, we
Wish her all possible success in her undertak-
ELMER NVILKES COREY
K'Mi1'lP is the .rfrvnglh fo conquer."
"Pete" was one of the students who might
be called a hustler. Not everyone knows
that he drove over from Brookline every
morning to attend school. Snow or mud
made no difference, he was usually in his
room when his classmates came straggling in.
He worked in Brookline afternoons. Handi-
capped as he was by these circumstances, he
still could always be relied on to have his
homework done. He has the characteristics
that will make him succeed in life-among
others, perseverance. We wish you the best
of luck, "I'ete."
MARTHA Doizoruv CLIRRAN
"Politcm'r.r is to do and say
The kindesf filing in the lez'11dv.rf rvtlyf'
So we found Martha, always gracious and
thoughtful. We shall never forget that smile
with which she greeted us. VVe invariably
found her willing to help when there were
things to be done, for instance, giving her ser-
vice on committees or selling candy at a play.
Martha was one of our sweetly dignified girls
with her poise and gracious manner. "Miss
Bob VVhite" I, "l'inafore" II, Dramatics Clul'
IV, Press Club IV, Class Costume Committee
IV, Candy Committee "The Belle of Barce-
lona" IV, Property Committee "Merton of
the Movies" IV, Dramatic VX'riteup and Para-
grapher Tusifavla IV.
BEATRICE Snerzwoon CURRU1.
"Consiste11ry, thou a-rt cz jewel."
Beatrice surely knows how to make friendsg
perhaps it is because of her quiet and amiable
manner. She and Barbara surely did love to
chat. She was a Drill Leader I, and played
in the Orchestra II, III. Her excellent con-
tributions to the Tattlcr were always enjoyed.
We all remember her as a pretty Hollywood
extra in "Merton of the Movies" IV, and as
having served on the Candy Committee at
"The Belle of Barcelona" IV. She not only
looked into the future as a Class Prophet, but
also wrote Turilala baragraphs.
"Tl1vw'.s' zizixrliief in her roguixh grin."
"Lou" is another of our peppy classmates.
A party wasn't a party without her. VVher-
ever "Lou" was seen, "Bus" was, or maybe
someone else. 'lLoul' has quite a list of activ-
ities. Carefully note the following: A. A.
Candy Committee I, Ring Committee II,
Lunch Counter IV, Candy Committee Senior
Play IV, Senior 'Costume Committee IV.
We'll always remember her glorious auburn
jAMi-:s NY. CCHESNULEVICHQ DAVIS
"l'Vlzy take life seriously-
You'll viewer get out of it alive."
"Jimmy" was one of our finest boys. Oh,
so quiet and so good- yes, he was not. VVe
can remember "jimmy" and "Danny" racing
around Room 7a. just two unusual boys
having some fun. Do you know that for such
a little fellow "jimmy" shone with our ladies?
VVe guess it was the smile,-at least it made
Anne forgive him for all the pranks he
played on her. Baseball II, III, IV, French
Play II, Tattler reporter III, Senior Play
Prompter, Basketball IV, Lunch Counter IV,
Athletic Editor Tatflvr IV, Ticket Committee
A. A. Play IV, Upper Fourth IV, Athletic
Vkriteup, Turifala IV.
DANIEL CHARLES DEGASIS
"Form, features, intellect
LVEYZ such as might at once
Command and 'Lum the hearts of all."
"Danny""was another football and track
star. How he could hit that line, and how he
could toss the javelin was "Nobody's busi-
ness." Did you know that he holds the state
record for the javelin throw? Aside from
shining brilliantly in athletics, he placed
Fourth in the Upper Fourth. No one can
say that "Danny" was quiet and retiring, for
when he was not yelling signals, he was keep-
ing us in an uproar with his witty remarks.
VVe hear that he is headed towards Dart-
mouth. Good luck, "Danny," and be to the
Big Green what you were to the Purple.
Football II, III, IVg Track II, III, IV, Traffic
Ofhcer III, "Merton of the Movies" IVQ
Lunch Counter IV. V
Auce FRANCES IDI-IF-MARAIS
"A pal to all, and a grand good sport."
Alice surely has a list of activities to her
credit-and personality plus! Can she skate?
-can she swim?-just see for yourself! At
recess the group at her counter resembled a
"bread line," there was such a queue of
hungry seniors and underclassmen. This is
how she helped N. H. S.: Basketball I,
Candy Committee, "Pinafore" Il, Press Club
III, Class Costume Committee IV, Lunch
ADAM EDWARD Dot:AN
"Few things arcimf1o.v.vible to diligvizrv and
"Eddie" was one of the most likable fel-
lows in the class, The fact that he was on
the Upper Fourth speaks for his standing in
his studies. "Eddie" was a Class Book Para-
grapher, and not only helped write the book,
but helped print it as well-thanks to his
position at Cole's. Monday nights, you could
find "Eddie" at the Armory with his squad
of "Pill-rollers." Corporal "Eddie" was a
great favorite with the ladies, but if you were
to read that last sentence before him, he
would blush most beautifully. His activities
include Drill Leader I, Ilg and "husher" at
"Merton at the Movies."
NVILLIAM JOHN Doscimvicn
"A little noitxerise now andtthen
Is relislzed by the best of men."
"Bill" is blessed CPD with curly hair-the
kind that simply will not "slick" down, Often,
after he had all the tangles combed out, some
rude little girl would rumple it all up again.
Then, watch out. "Bill" was a hard worker,
in school and out. Afternoons he worked
first in a local theatre, and then in a printing
shop. He was often seen at dances, however,
in Lowell especially. His activities were
Hockey I, Football I and II, Baseball I and
II, Golf II, Basketball III.
ROBERT HENRY DOWNEY
"In his own quiet and diligent 'way
He accomplished his task day after day."
"Bob" took life seriously, and seemed quiet
until one became acquainted with him. He
was a. real "pal" to his friends, always
thoughtful of the "other fellow." He worked
afternoons and Saturdaysg therefore his place
on the Upper Fourth is sufficient proof of his
industry and earnestness. He served on the
Ticket Committee for Senior Play IV, and
was Baseball Manager IV.
ALBINA MARION DUBLOW
"An amiable girl of very good abilities."
"Sukey" was very popular with her class-
mates, and was noted for her display of
school spirit at the games. She could be seen
every morning in a front seat of Room 5
studying her history or-what have you? She
was always busy, as can be seen from her
numerous activities: Basketball Team lg
Tattler Reporter I, II, Girls' Hockey Team
Ilg Drill Leader Il, IVQ Cheer Leader IVQ
A. A. Play Candy Committee IV, and Class
Costume Committee IV.
"Here only weak
Against the charm of beanty's powerful
"Flip", alias "Phil", was a professed
"Woman-hater" during his first three years at
Nashua High. VVe understand that "she" has
something to do with changing his attitude
during his Senior year. "Phil" worked after-
noons with a civil engineer, but he managed
to earn good marks in spite of his labors.
He is one who, when he gains a friend, keeps
him for good. He was on the Track Squad
I and II, and an usher at the Senior Play,
"Merton of the Movies."
LUCY ANNA FARMER
"In the mlm light of mild plziloxofvhyf'
Calmness and mildness were Luey's out-
standing qualities, and she was philosophical
over the illness which when she was a junior
forced her to leave school for a year. Vllhen
she re-entered as a member of 1929, we gladly
greeted a shy classmate who thought before
she spoke, and went about her own affairs
serenely and independently. Not a few dis-
covered her capacity for true friendship,
FRANCIS CHARLES FARRI-:LL
HTIIFVL' is 710 low lost,-tomorrow aliuuyr
Francis is our class counterpart of Will
Rogers. He never took life seriously, but
was a happy-go-lucky fellow. He was
a natural, fun-loving boy whose humorous
themes and sayings won for him the dis-
tinction of being chosen a Class Paragrapher.
Francis played Baseball for the Purple Ill
and IV, played Hockey II, and was an usher
at the Senior Play. Be sure to keep on the
pleasant side of life, and you will succeed.
NAsoN WITHERELL F1':ssr:Nnl4:N
"Education is rzeressary to life."
"Lefty" was very popular with his pals in
Room 5. During his first three years at
school he was rather quiet and reserved, but
the spirit of fun and happiness in the class
soon reached him Senior year. "Lefty"
traveled forty miles a day to be educated, and
was seldom late. Some of us traveled a mile
and arrived late every morning. VVith that
much ambition to start him on his way in
life, we know he will succeed in whatever he
PAULINE LLEWELLYN FIFIELD
"A quiet tongue .rltotvs at twist' head."
Dark-haired and quiet was Pauline, but,
when "discovered", a true Dal. She believed
that "Kodak preserves the story," for she was
always bringing to class snapshots in a variety
of outdoor poses. Pauline was one of the
lucky ones who was called up front when the
Upper Fourth was read. She once drew an
attractive cover for the Tatfler, and was, in
fact, one of our coming artists. Viho knows,
she may be a second Raphael! Lots of luck,
"Those eyes-the bliiext of Iliirzys gr0yJ"
Another fair-haired demoiselle and very
popular. Remember when she wrote a poem
which had a tall, young man with a dark
brown suit as its hero? We're still trying to
find out who that young man is. VVe suspect
Hannah had a habit of doing her home-work
late at night, because she used to reach school
just with the last bell. That she displayed
her abilities along many lines once she arrived
here is shown by the following list: Tatfler
Reporter I, Civics Club I, Drill Leader I, Il,
III, Orchestra II, III, IV, Mandolin Club III,
IV, Junior Dramatics Club Play, junior Prom
Committee, Dramatics Club III, IV, Press
Club IV, "Merton of the Movies" IV, Meri-
den Parade CDemure Hower bearer? IV, Up-
per Fourth, Associate Tusitala Editor IV,
LILLIAN REBECCA FLETCHER
"Sometimes fm filled with inspiration
IVhich I delight to put in versef'
"Beccy" was one of our poetically inclined
members, and a natural choice for our Class
Poet. How we loved to read her poems in
the Tattler! "Beccy" was also an actress,
displaying her talent as "Flips" Montague, the
heroine of "Merton of the Movies." Her
fondness for the VVest was one Characteristic
which fitted her to play so well the part of
that breezy young lady. Remember her
"Everything all jake, trouper?" Untroubled
by temperament despite these talents, she en-
joyed an industrious, successful four years
with us as the following list testifies: Or-
chestra II, III, IV fHow she played that
celloll, Drill Leader I, III, Cheer Leader I,
Meriden Flower Girl IV, School Notes Edi-
tor Tattler IV, Upper Fourth.
DOROTHY MARGARET FOSDICK
"Praise from a friend, or censure from a foe,
Are lost on hearers that our merits lm0'zu.',
"Dot" is one of those girls who just to
spite the Paragrapher didn't make herself
conspicuous. But her friends all knew her
many merits, and she had no foes to censure
her. All of us, in fact, knew "Dot" as a
quiet and reliable person whose presence on
Upper Fourth was a foregone conclusion.
She was on the Candy Committee of "Two
Vagabonds" III and of "The Belle of Barce-
lona" IV. Also she helped feed the hungry
mouths at Lunch Counter IV.
Romziucx PAUL FRASER
"His hair, his voice, his looks, and honest soul
Speak all so movingly in his behalf
I dare not trust myself to hear him talk."
Behold, we have beauty and modesty per-
sonified in "R0ddy." His curls and smiles go
consistently together. He was conspicuous
for his inconspicuousness. His blush, how-
ever, attracted the females like a loadstone,
though he was too bashful to bother with
them. Never in a hurry, he always wanted
to keep in the background-that is, until mis-
chief was to be done, and then, we would Hnd
"Roddy" at the bottom of the pile. He was
out for Baseball I and II.
EDWARD josEPH GAFFNEY
"It is the tranquil people 'who accomplish
"Ted" was the most tranquil and reserved
fellow in the class, but we suspect his quiet
powers of observation and whimsical humor
furnished him much private amusement.
There was no doubt that he had a keen
imagination and real. literary ability. For all
his noticeable silence, he was proficient in his
studies, and a faithful performer of any task
given him. He was a member of Debating
Club IV, and an usher at "Merton of the
SELMA E. GATZ
"Perxonality is a great charm."
"Personality Plus" is the book of which
Selma reminds all of us. Her alertness, her
school spirit, and the soft charm of her
speech Won the hearts of all her classmates.
As our Vice-President Junior Year, she cer-
tainly carried her office well. Here are some
more of Selma's activities: Basketball I,
"Pinafore" II, "Two Vagabondsn III, Tattler
Reporter, Lunch Counter, Cheer Leader,
Property Committee of "Merton of the
Movies," Drill Leader IV.
"Far may we search before we find
A heart so manly and so kind."
Although Lawrence, or "Ray," as he was
often times called, was not one of our largest
athletes in stature, he was by all means one
of our best, and a great asset to our basket-
ball team. We also hear that he is an enthusi-
astic and successful golfer. We missed him
the last half of Junior year, and were glad
when September brought him back to gradu-
ate with us. His energetic walk was indica-
tive of his speed and agility on the basketball
floor, and his mind was not less alert and
active. A clean-cut, upstanding chap whom
we're all glad to have known! Baseball
Ssvuad II, IV, Basketball Squad II, Team II1,
"Thur radiant from the circling throng she
And thus with girlish modesty she spoke."
Natalie has one of Nature's greatest gifts:
that of making friends and keeping them.
Perhaps it's her smile, perhaps it's her jolly
words, and perhaps it's just the sunshine in
her that keeps peeping out. Despite the in-
terruption in her high school career caused
by her temporary removal from town Junior
year, she filled a large place in the class.
VVitness her activities as evidences of her
vitality: Basketball Captain I, liield Hockey
Manager II, Senior Costume Committee IV,
Associate Editor Tnsitala IV.
JOHN ROBERT GIBSON
"lVhate'Uer is popular deserves attention."
So let us give John the best of attention
here. This popular young business man
found favor with classmates of both sexes,
and was an outstanding leader in many activi-
ties. His rosy outlook on everything made
him a bright companion. His identifier was
his loud "Haw-Haw" which erupted many a
time on hearing a good joke or giving some-
body the "razz berry." Instead of uselessly
trying to picture John to you, we'll let you
form your opinions from the following:
President Civics Club Ig Debating II, Illg
Dramatics Club Illg "Two Vagabondsn Illg
junior Prom Committeeg Tattler Circulation
Manager IVQ Senior Costume Committee IV.
"Greatness knows itself"
We expect great things of Stephen, and by
the way, he wasn't so small himself. He was
one of the best known and best liked mem-
bers of the class. His attitude toward every-
one and everything was carefree and friendly.
Besides being a member of the Upper Fourth,
he used his ample ability in many school
activities. Let them speak for themselves:
Debating II, III, IVQ Tattler Stall Illg
Dramatics Club III. He also played a lead-
ing part in "Merton of the Movies" with
great success, and did the Rip Van Winkle
act to look into our futures as Class Prophet.
"Easily pleasedg her loud long laugh sincere."
Eunice could always be seen with a smile
for everybody. What is this we hear about
a birthday gift for someone? She was a
member of the Field Hockey Team II, and an
interested member of the Dramatics Club IV.
She was in the chorus of "The Belle of
Barcelona" IV and served on the Senior Play
ANNE LILLIAN GORDON
"Let other hours be set apart for bu.rine.rs."
Anne looks very saintly as she walks along
the halls. We can appreciate Scott's Rebecca
when we know her. She always was as neat
as a pin, and her hair was the envy of many
of her classmates. She is a little old-
fashioned-still has a haircut-but then, she
must "keep that school-girl appearance."
Anne liked athletics and, no doubt, wished
some preceding class had left in its last
will and testament a "gym." Anne played
Basketball I, II, and Field Hockey II. Her
last two years, her afternoon hours were set
apart for making practical application of her
ROBERT FREDERICK GRIFEITH
'tF0r deft though vanquished, he could argue
"Bob" was one of our busiest and most
popular boys. Who of us can ever forget
"Merton," the part he played with such pro-
fessional skill? His liking for debating
showed itself in various forms, as Mr.
Kempton might affirm. On a certain occa-
sion, "Bob," after reading "Einstein's Theory,"
tried, for a whole week without success, to
get Mr. Kempton to commit himself on the
"fourth dimension." Recognizing this ability
to speak well, we chose him for our orator.
Another prominent activity was "Bob's" Tat-
ller work-Assistant Athletic Editor III and
Associate Editor--Johnny Fly-IV. His other
activities make an imposing list: Assembly
Programs II, III, IVQ Track I, IIQ French
Play II, President Sophomore-Freshman
Debating Club Hg Dramatics Club IIIg Drill
Leader I, IIIQ Debating Club III, President
IV: "The Two Vagabonds" IIIQ Cheer Leader
lVg Upper Fourth.
t'Lu.vty, young, and rheerly drawing breath."
"King" believed in working and playing
hard. Afternoons and many evenings he
worked with his brothers at his hobby of re-
pairing cars. Still, he always managed to
plan his time so that he could go to dances.
It would have seemed strange indeed not to
see him at all the local dances, but stranger
still if he had not escorted some blushing
maiden home after the dance. His activities
were: Baseball I and II, Football II, Trafhc
Otiicer III, Usher Senior Play IV.
LILLIAN El.1zAnETH HAMl.!N
"IIN eyes are homes of .filent prayer."
It was rumored that "Lil" attended every
footlmall game and that for those "eyes of
silent prayer," the one would play his hard-
est. Naturally Nashua won the games.
Lillian knew her onions. She used to write
many notes, "always to girls," it seems. NX'e
wonder if occasionally her pen happened to
slip and write a lmoy's name,-by mistake, of
course. "Lil" was one of our all 'round
high school girls. Her lessons were good at
times, hut others4well, we all make mis-
takes. Besides, the following took some of
her time: Sophomore Ring Committee ll,
Home Economics Clulu II, lll, IV, Class Cos-
tume Committee IV, Class Paragrapher IV,
Tneo Lucu.LE HARMIJN
"Laugh and the world laughx with you,
lI'1'vfv and you 'weep alone."
Our quotation fits Lucille to perfection.
She always received a smile from everyone
she greeted, and never lacked companionship.
Remember how she'd never let anyone she
knew get hy her without saying "I-Iello"?
She'll make friends quickly, no riatter where
she may lie. Lucille was one of the girls on
the Candy Committee for hoth the "Two
Vagalmondsn III and the Senior Play IV.
IYIADELI NE IXIARY I'IAR'I'li
"ll'l10 mi.1"d renxou with plvaxztfrv
And wzxdom wth mzrfl1."
More of an onlooker than a participant,
quietness was one of IXladeline's most appar-
ent characteristics. It seemed to some of us
that not even an earthquake could shake her
from her calmness, yet her occasional air of
formality was lmelied by her wistful smile.
Madeline did not join us until her Sophomore
year, when her family moved to Nashua. She
was in the cast of "The Two Vagalaondsu III,
and was a member of Home Economics Club
LILLIAN KIORTON I'IA5EL'l'0N
",S'l1e haw a bright and healthy mindg
Her cheek with health and beauty glows."
"Lil" is one of those studious girls who
comes from Hudson. She has many friends
both there and in Nashua, for her conscien-
tiousness about lessons did not detract from
the charm of her pretty smile and dimples.
She was a charming flower girl in "The Belle
of Barcelona" IV, but her work at Benson's
Animal Farm prevented her from entering
many school activities.
VVESLEY EA'roN HAYN1-:s
"Wave found lf!'e.vley always ready
Honest, loyal, square, and steady."
"VVes" took a big "bite" of school activities
and digested them with ease. His activities
did not interfere wi.h school work, for he
came near the top when the Upper Fourth
was announced. Have you ever asked him
where he got his military carriage? He
has been acting as a "non-com." in the famous
Medical Detachment. His activities are
almost too many to list: Track II, Tattler
Reporter II, III, IV, junior Prom Commit-
tee III, "The Two Vagabondsu III, Football
IV, Press Club IV, "Merton of the Movies"
IV, "The Belle of Barcelona" IV, Chow he
hated to give up that high silk hatlb and as
a crowning glory, Editor of Tusitala.
ETHEI. MAY Homin
"Her laugh was 'verily a gigglefu
Ethel was always giggling at something or
other. For all her shyness and quietness, she
certainly was an optimist. Her gay laugh
prompted many others in Room 5, and else-
where. Ethel had a large circle of friends
because of her cheery manner and pleasing
way. She was a member of the Home Eco-
nomics Club II, III, and IV, and played
Hockey II. She speaks of training in the
profession of nursing. We hope you are sue-
cessful in your undertaking, Ethel.
HAZHI. Gauricouie Joi-1 NSUN
"A .vzveet girl was she,
Ana' iz good friend lo all."
Hazel was one of those sympathetic, under-
standing girls with whom one always felt "at
home." She had a well-developed sense of
humor-n'r.rl-re-f1a.v, Hazel? Although study-
ing was not her pet hobby, she usually knew
her lessons well. She was on the Candy
Committee "The Two Vagabonds" III, and a
Paragrapher for the Class Book IV.
IXIARJORIE ELAINE JOH NSON
"Youth F0115 for plea.vure,' pleasure falls for
Marjorie was one of those dainty little girls
who fluttered around the class rooms spread-
ing sunshine. VYherever she was, there happi-
ness was sure to be. We know that Marjorie
enjoyed her high school days, and hope she
will find just as much pleasure in her later
life. She was a member of Orchestra Il, Ill ,
Hockey Team Il, and was a Press Club Re-
KASMIR B. JONES
"He keeps his teiizfvffvfd mind, serene and pure,
And e'U'ry passion aptly harmonised
Amid a jarring world."
Kasmir was a serene sort of fellow, whose
main characteristics were quietness and tran-
quility. He always looked after his own busi-
ness and was content to let the others do the
talking. He was thoughtful and by no means
lacked imagination. Vide are sure that his
pluck and grit will carry him through to
success in the military career to which he
aspires. He was an usher at the Senior Play.
JULIA IXIARION KAZI.tJSKAS
"My mother xayx I muxt not ffaxx
Too near that gla.v.v,'
.flip ix afraid tlzat I 'will sep
A little Ivitrlz that loolex like me."
Did Olll' secretary have to look in a glass to
reveal her charms? Not if she understood
the long and lingering glances of the opposite
sex. She did well in her studies in spite of
being handicapped by "attention" and blushes.
She certainly was a "jewel" to her class, as
she helped in the following activities: Basket-
ball Team I, Drill Leader II and III, Tattler
Reporter II and III, "Bob VVhite" I, Ring
Committee II, Secretary of Home Economics
Club ll, junior Prom Decoration Committee
III, Candy Committee III, Class Costume
Committee IV, best of all, she was the Secre-
tary of the Class in '29, and on the Upper
"I ran but add one little pearl
To all the gems about thee scattered,
And .ray again, sweet, artless girl,
That all the fvoetx have not flattered."
"Dot" was a sweet picture of a girl with
her black hair and big black eyes. VN'e
remember how those eyes twinkled when she
smiled, and how that short curly hair about
her forehead required frequent managing.
"Dot" was one of the busy girls in Miss
I3rown's talkative class. Indeed, she and
Leona were the "sparks" of the French class.
NVQ can remember them as always being to-
gether and joyfully pestering each other.
Physical Leader Ig Orchestra II, IIIg Candy
Committee A. A. Play IV.
JASON ToLLEs K1MlsALI.
"Collegiate, rollegiate, yer, tue are rollegiatef'
Ladies, meet the sheik-our walking exhibit
of "VVhat the well-dressed young man will
wear next year." Jason commutes from the
south end by trolley, and when the ear is late,
so is jason. "Bud" played Hockey and Golf
III, IV. His activities include "Two Vagas
bonds" III, "Merton of the Movies" IV-Oh,
Elmer, that cane! Jason intends to enter the
University of New Hampshire next fall. Best
o' luck, Jason.
ALYCE xl.-KE KI'1'CHr:N1zR
"Sire would derive, and f1101L.YlllId Quays inzfmzt
To fred har l.'m'n- humor and l11f'1'I'j' jolli-
An overgrown imp, that is all that Alyce is.
She is refreshing, and if there are gray skies,
she will make them rainlvow-hued lmy her
overflowing vitality. She can always hc
depended upon to tell a new joke, or give a
merry description of her latest conquest, to
relieve the monotony of everyday life. She
is happy-go-lucky, and does only that which
she has to, then goes ahout pleasing herself.
She will he rememlvered as the gayest of the
gayg a girl who should have stayed in the
fairy hook, and not have come to earth to
.ANNIE lXlARIAN Kunzivm
"For f1l'ZL'tlj'.Y in her r'3'v.r llzerc' wax a light
Ax llmztglz .rllv kept a xerrvt nom' might
Annie, like many others in our class, took
life on thc hright side and was consequently
a pleasing and cheerful companion. She has
said she would like to see herself starting her
high school days over again. What better
evidence of loyalty to N. H. S. could anyone
Ricnmm ALFRIQD LAMARCHP:
"Do not nvgler! I0 level? your .shoes fvolixlwd.
You ran rlnnv on one and ax wail ax on the
"Dick" was the outstanding "sheik" of
Room 5. Each morning he could he seen
industriously shining his shoes for an excur-
sion to the third floor-a noisy one, for his
coming was always heralded hy those clatter-
ing heels. We should like to know what or
who the attraction was on the upper deck.
Vlith all that, he was a good student and
stood high in the esteem of his,fellow-class-
mates. He was a Tattler reporter I and IV.
fllli.-X Ouvi: l,.-n1oN'1'.xiN
"Her air, her lIItIll71t'I', all 'zelzo .vu-ze t1!fl'llfl'K'fI.i'
Cora has the air and manner of a delrutante
or mannequin in an exclusive fashion shop
She has lived up to her appearance, for when
was it that she didn't have a new dress? NYC
wouldn't he at all surprised if our fashion-
plate were some day connected with a Fifth
Avenue shop, for her well-groomed appear-
ance and poise would do credit anywhere.
Nor were looks all, for she was the first of
the Commercial students on the Upper Fourth,
She has participated in the following activi-
ties: Officer in Liivics Cluli l' A. A. Ticket
Committee l, llg "l'inafore" ll.
CHAR1.r:s NY. LAPHAM
"ll'a.s ewr ll uimi .fo gruzidly made ax hc?"
No, "Charlie" isn't an actorfjust a Beau
lirummel authority on dress. He is a pianist
of no mean alwility-liut perhaps you haven't
heard him play, lwecause of his modesty. We
understand he enjoys Ted Lewis-are we
right, "Charlie"? He gained much popularity
with his classmates, despite his quietness-and
socially he always managed to hold his own.
Hut do not misjudge him, because he did
study occasionally. There always seemed to
he plenty of lady friends willing to keep him
in training, hut his indifference drove them
away. VVe dare not add morel
Loen.i.ia Ermoic LivvoiN'1'1a
"ll'l1z1f .9110 rfvvx tei.vt'ly ix 'well a'ur1t'."
Lucille was a happy-go-lucky girl who lmy
her ready greetings won many friends. She
was very popular among the girls who knew
her lmest. One way her wisdom showed was
in her well-done history lessons. Her school
activities were the following: Home Eco-
nomics Cluh ll, lll, lV, and Class Book
Paragrapher. Ntith her bright smile and care-
free way, we are sure she will lie successful in
years to come.
VVILLIAM S, LAW
"Him for llxt' .rtzcdious xlzade
Ama' nufzm' fw'm'd."
Men, just ordinary men, with a lmody, a hit
of lvrain, and power ol speech are horn every
minuteg hut the really illustrious ones, highly
intellectual and of sterling character, are horn
at rare intervals,-"Bill" is one. Wiith such
qualities he is hound to he a leader of men.
"Bill" was second on the Upper Fourth, yet
he found time enough to do stage work at
"Merton of the Movies" and "Belle ol' liar-
celona" lY, and to take care of tickets for
the junior Dance lll. He was in the Orches-
tra I, ll, and Tusilaltl Paragrapher IY. Nuff
RUTH l'llil.I-IN lsmen
rkhlllt' wax all ilmf u 7JIOdt'l'lI girl .vlmuld lm"
Ruth was up-to-date in every way. ln fact,
she was so modern that sometimes we helieved
she helouged to the next generation. She had
pep, personality, and that Winsome smile of
hers-well, you know! She was a good-
natured, fun-loving girl, ready any time to
have a good time-and howl Ruth was a
memlner of the Hockey Team ll and served
on the Candy Committee at the A. A. Play
IV. May all of your dreams come true.
ERN1-:sr Flxlzlm: l.ICIlOl'X N'
"Tl1af main flzaf lmilr rr tongue, I my, ix 110
If rvillz lzix langue ln' rtzmzof zvirz 11, Iuozmznf'
"Ernie" was one ol' those cheerful small
fellows endowed with confidence and a jolly
manner. Remember how he used to walk
almout the corridors every morning smiling
and making eyes at the girls? And he used
to call these walks of his "treats to the under-
classmenf' "lirnie's" the kind of a fellow
the poets mean when they say, "He cometh
unto you with a tale." He takes his chemis-
try seriously, and since he looks well in a
smock, he may he expected to lvecome a
famous chemist. Usher at Graduation lllg
Usher at Senior Play Ill, IVg Orchestra IV.
GENEVA LENA LEDoux
"'Ti.r true, this budding miss is very' charm-
Room 5 was lucky to have "Ramona" as
one of its members. One of her hobbies
despite her Spanish nickname, is skating-
and how she can glide over the ice. She dis-
tinguished herself in her Sophomore year bg
winning the first prize in a Home Economics
Meat Contest. She was a member of the
Home Economics Club ll, Ill, IV and Treas-
urer III. She was also on the Field Hockey
GERTRUDE P. LESIEUR
"Don't be 'ronsistcntf but be simply true."
"Gertiel' was really a member of '28, but
left in her Junior year, and came back and
graduated with us. She showed her good
taste, we agree! The knowledge she showed
in matters pertaining to law makes us wonder
if she will not be hanging out her shingle
soon. "Gertie" was Vice-President of the
Home Economics Club ll, IH. VVhat about
"her engineer"? H'm, ask her!
PAUL ROGER LEVESQUE
"Si1eurc is golden."
"Shorty" is small in stature but big in the
hearts of his fellow classmates. He is a
quiet, conservative youth and usually keeps
all his plans to himself. Paul has recently
completed an Earle Liederman course and is
an ardent student of physical culture. In
fact, one of his ambitions is to become a
health instructor. This serious-minded, well-
meaning young man should find success well
within his reach. He helped between scenes
at "Merton of the Movies."
EDNA lllAY L1N11QU1sT
"Let joy, lemperanfe, and repose
Slam the door in the dortoriv nose."
NX'e have no fears that smiling Edna will
have to slam that door, so healthfully serene
is she. The boyish figure which is still the
craze did not worry her, for she was en-
dowed with it. Her friends found her fair
and square. Her quiet efficiency in commer-
cial work augured that she will make a good
secretary. The girls of Room 2 always re-
ceived their Tatilerr promptly, for Edna was
an alert and interested Reporter, lV.
LUCY TXIADELINE LUCIEN
"Her 'words are trusty heralds to her mind."
Lucy's words are never doubtful, she says
what she knows and never bluffs. No wonder
that her classmates and teachers have confi-
dence in her! Quiet and serene and with an
ever-ready smile, she makes friends with all.
The gods have given her another virtue,
sympathy. Besides these inward graces, she
is pretty-golden haired and blue-eyed-and
has that peaches and cream complexion.
These are some of the reasons, no doubt, that
she plays havoc with the hearts of dark-
haired young men. She has done her bit, as
one may see from the list: Physical Leader
l, ll, llI, lVg Basketball I, Senior Play
Ticket Committee lVg A. A. Play Ticket Com-
mittee lVg Upper Fourth.
JULIA HELEN LYCETT12
"Why should I blush to own my low?"
julia joined us our Sophomore year, and she
surely has been a live-wire, as all will testify.
She possesses a remarkable ability to keep
any classroom awake with questions. 'Mem-
ber how she doted on "contracts" in Law?
She is musically inclined and intends to con-
tinue her study of music after leaving N. H.
S. "Gilles Clark," Julia. These were her
activities: "H. M. S. Pinaforen Il, "Two
Vagabonds" Ill, Drill Leader Ill, IVg Or-
WINFRED Vicroiz lXIANsF11-:LD
"Modesty is the color of virtue."
And "Winnie" just glistened with the color
of virtue. Our big bashful boy was president
of the Junior class and a football star. "VVin-
nie" was liked by every one, especially the
girls. And say, didn't he just love to be
kidded about thatl He would always grin
and blush. But "Winnie" wasn't bashful all
the time. Despite plenty of outside activity,
he kept Upper Fourth grade in his studies.
It's a secret-"Winnie" spent Tuesday even-
ings under Mr. CCaptainD Lawrence's mili-
tary eye at the Armory, We hear he's a
good soldier. Take a look at his activities:
Football I, II, III, IVg Class President III'
Traffic Officer IH, Usher at A. A. Play IH,
and Graduation of '28g Lunch Counter lVg
"Pa" Montague in "Merton of the Movies"
IVg Hockey IV, Associate Editor Tusitala
IV 3 Upper Fourth.
HELIODORE E. MARCOUX
"Sunshine settles on hir head."
And why shouldn't sunshine settle on his
head? Always bright, cheerful, and happy-
although one who takes life very seriously-
Marcoux is another one of those who do not
have to resort to beauty parlors for their
permancnts-it's natural. He was half of
every football gameg the only boy who could
make the student body so hoarse they couldn't
speak for two days. Did anyone ever see him
come to school wearing anything heavier than
a sweater even during the coldest weather?
His school activities include: Track l, ll, III,
IV, Football II, "The Two Vagabondsu lilg
Traffic Ofticer HI, Captain Cheering Squad
IV, "Belle of Barcelona" IV.
HELEN ANNA TWCDONALD
"Joy .fparkled in her dark eyes like a gem."
Helen was one of the most care-free, happy,
joy-loving girls in the class, never appearing
to have any Worries. It she did, they were
always covered up with 3 smile. ln spite of
her motto, "There's plenty of time. What's
your hurry?" her school days were well oc-
cupied, as is shown by her activities: Drill
Leader Hg Hockey II, "H, M. S. Pinafore"
Ill, "The Belle of Barcelona" IV.
RlARY A M ANDA M oiemnrv
"C0urt0ou.r though roy,
And gentle though retired."
Mary's serious and quiet manner is belied
by the glint of mischief which one can detect
from time to time in her gray eyes. VVe must
not forget Mary's fondness for flowers and
beautiful things, and her liking for winter
sports. VVe are all glad that Mary chose to
come to the "States" from Canada and be-
come a member of '29. Mary was on the
junior Prom Committee, and we all know
what a success our Prom was.
LORRAINE MAI-2 lXl0RIN
So the Tattler referred to our vice-president
in one of its issues,-a short, sweet, but true
description of the one about whom it was
written. VVhat girl didn't envy her melodious
voice? And how we should have missed our
leading lady in "The Two Vagalmondsf' and
"The Belle of Barcelona," if her work had
kept her from taking part! Her work? VVell,
she was Mr. 'l'racey's secretary and could be
found afternoons in the Superintendenfs
oftice. Yes, a very busy young lady, wc
agree. VVas she popular? What an unnec-
sary question, as the following list of her ac-
tivities will show: "Pinafore" llg Soloist,
Spring Concert llg Economies Club, Secretary
ll, President lllg "Two Vagabonds" lllg
Press Club IV, Orchestra lVg "Belle of Bar-
celona" lVg Vice-President IV.
PETER H. AIUNTON
"lf laughter ix l'0Hfllg1:01tA',
Just .Hand amd rafrh his grin,"
Did you ever notice "Pete" at the fruit
store on VVest Pearl Street afternoons selling
bananas by the yard and oranges by guess?
Peter was a jolly good scout with a cheery
"Hello" for everyone he met. His comments
and questions in history caused many a grin.
He was always in evidence at the school
dances and helped the Senior Play by acting
JOHN RUSSELL NAsH
This was what you'd hear when John drove
up to the curb in his "Chrysler," as you, who
were not fortunate enough to have a car,
trudged down the street. He was very
generous with his-rather, his father's car.
Always good-natured and easy-going, he de-
lighted in being Mr, Kempton's messenger
during school hours. John played Basketball
I, H, IH, IV and was on the Football Squad
Il, HI, IV. He talks of entering Georgetown.
lXlURIEL BERTHA NASH
"A truer, nobler, truxiier heart,
More lozfirzg or more loyal, never beat."
Muriel was another of the young maidens
of our class who were possessed of quiet and
retiring natures. Despite her occasional
dreaminess, she had the ability to think things
out for herself. Muriel was a very apt
student of the violin, and played in the or-
chestra during her Sophomore, Junior, and
Senior years. She also took part in HH. M.
S. Pinatoref' the Athletic Association play
of her Sophomore year.
RUSSELL Hom Noyes
f'l'l"hlle the used key is always bright."
And sure enough, there's no danger of
"Rusty's" getting rusty. He has always been
a cheerful cherub. lt appears that he is des-
tined to the fate of being an author, particu-
larly along the line of "snappy stuff." ln
fact, most of his spare time is devoted to
studying the fair sex in search of material,
This is his excuse for being out with them all
hours of day and night. His ultra-collegiate-
ness proved a great asset in keeping the class
in perpetual good humor, as well as his new
wisecracks. The ambition of this popular and
optimistic student is to see the world. "Rusty"
has been Tatfler Reporter IH, Drill Leader
Ill, Member of Dramatics Club Ill, on the
Stage Committee for the A. A. 'Play HI, and
for the Senior Play IV.
SADIE Aczmzs O'Bim1N
"A smiling fare full of a .rtveet llldijjAt'l'l'l1t'C'.u
Sadie, or "Sallie," as she was more com-
monly called, was one of our carefree girls,
for she never appeared to have a responsibility
nor a worry. Nothing ever bothered her.
One pastime we know she was fond of, and
that was dancing. One ,always found her
present at the school dances. She played
Basketball I, llg and served on A. A. Candy
THOMAS ALMIJN O'Ni:1i.
"They well deservfe to lzazw'
That know the .rfrongest and szrrvxt way fo
"Tom," our serious-minded Class President,
was one of the most popular boys in the class.
Baseball was his hobby, and he played all four
years, captaining the team during the 1929
season. He also earned his letter in Football
IV. If you skated at the North Common in
the winter, you owe your fun to Tommy,
for he made the ice while you slept. Sh,
"Tommy's" a soldier, too. His other activi-
ties were: Head Usher, "Merton of the
Movies," and "Belle of Barcelona" IV, Lunch
Counter lVg Class Hockey l, Ill, IV.
THELMA LUcn,i.n Oui:i.1.i:'i'Ti-:
"True as steely it will bend, but Jzvwr break."
Thelma was a friend in need. She had that
enviable gift of remembering datcsg in fact,
one knew whom to consult when uncertain
about many 3 bit of definite information. She
was on the Civic Service Committee l, was
Press Club Reporter Ill, and her steady eili-
ciency in her studies won her a place in the
Upper Fourth. All in all, Thelma was a jolly
good friend to have, and her giggle was a con-
tagious one. She rendered valuable service the
last period every day in the capacity of Ollice
Girl IV. We wonder what attractions the
Public Service Company holds for "Thelm"!
ANNE ALBERTA OULTON
"Maiden of the laughing eyes."
Anne, or "Mercedes," as we have recently
learned to eall her, certainly helped to make
"The Belle of Barcelona" IV a success.
Didn't she look Spanish, though? According
to "Pat," we might call her a "flashing
senoritaf' This wasn't Anne's only activity,
as you may note from this list: Dramatics
Club III, IV, Physical Leader II, III, IV,
"Pinafore" II, "The Two Vagabondsu Ill,
faithful and efficient prompter in "Merton of
the Movies" IV, in addition to playing
Beulah's trim little maid, and withal, Upper
NORMAN ELLswoRTH PAGE
"And a man makes friends without half try-
For indeed Norman, or "Blubber," as he
was commonly called, was a friend to every
one. And could he bluff? Oh, yes, he was
one of our greatest adepts at that art. VVe
are looking forward to seeing Norman man-
ager of a Woolworth store, for few have
decided upon a lifework so definitely as he.
He certainly proved his ability at selling
tickets for football games, plays,!anything
which required tickets! He was a Traffic
Officer, Chairman of Ticket Committee Senior
Play IV, and on Lunch Counter IV.
"Still waters run deep."
Elizabeth was one of our quietest friends,
but she blossomed forth when the Upper
Fourth was read, standing well up in its
ranks. She was able in her studies, and we
always heard her name when the Honor Roll
was read. Her preparation for college was
serious and steadfast, and we are sure she
will be successful.
"Vigorous in all pursuilsf'
Ruth was not a member of our class until
the fall of 1928, but since then she has been
very much in evidence among the twenty-
niners. Ruth is vigorous and ambitious, as
her extra subjects will testify, and twenty-
nine won a valuable addition when she chose
to move here from Gloucester. She is quite
an authority on things pertaining to the briny
deep and-sh-we also hear she has a weak
spot for a certain "King"
ELizAnE'rH Rosa PARRATT
"O your m'eet eyes, your lou' replies!"
VVe enjoyed Betty most for her sense of
humor and her delightful little giggle. As a
Taffler reporter I, she helped to keep the
freshmen activitiesiin print. Dancing is her
weakness and she surely can step! However
interesting she may have found N. H. S.,
there seemed to be a great outside attraction
for her. But now we're growing personal!
At "I-I. M. Pinaforeu II she served as a
PHYLLIS VVRIGHTSON PE.-xcock
"Life is not so short but that there is always
iime enough for courtesy."
And courtesy must be "Phyl's" middle
name: or perhaps it is tact. She kept us all
walking the ropes, for she is one of the few
who has that intangible thing called charm.
"Phyl's" ambition is to have a "career," and
we feel sure that with her adaptability it
won't be long till she careers into something.
We shall all remember "Phyl" as blase
Beulah Baxter in "Merton of the Movies."
The Tattler owes a great deal to her work as
Senior Literary Editor. She was, besides,
Secretary of the Debating Club IVQ member
of the Orchestra Ill, IVg on the Junior Prom
Committee, and best of all-third in the Upper
Fourth, leading the girls.
ELAINE NIARIE PEDERZANI
"California or Bust!"
Ah, well we know Elaine's pet ambition,
and we hope that she will soon attain it. She
is one of the few girls endowed with "mil-
lion dollar dimples," and, presumably, they
are among her assets when dealing with
speed cops! She was Tattler Reporter I, and
showed her stenographic ability as Secretary
of the Tattler IV. She was another deserv-
ing student on the Upper Fourth. We hope
.r0mr'one gives you a lift to California in his
"He was a lover of the great outdoors."
t'Pelk" was the walking-dictionary of Roorr
5. He even knew some words that Mr
Webster forgot, or maybe would not have ir
his dictionary. Considering that "Pelk's'
pastime was to take a long walk in the coun-
try every afternoon, we marvel at the way he
found time to do his homework. "Pelle" was
an usher at the Senior Play IV, played
Hockey III and IV, and was on the Senior
Costume Committee and Upper Fourth. But
his greatest success was as a Marine in "The
Belle of Barcelona" IV. 'To show their ap-
preciation, the class of '29 should buy him a
pair of roller-skates for those long trips to
Joslin-1 iNI1CHAEL PETRowsK1
"Fm young yet-perhaps I will grow."
"Joe" was the diminutive joy-boy of Room 5,
and his pleasing ways Won him many friends
elsewhere, too. I-Ie has hitched his wagon to
a star. He believes that you might as well
get as much as you can out of life, and there-
fore has turned his ambition to being a great
lawyer. "joe" was a member of Orchestra
II and III, and also showed his talent as an
active reporter of the Press Club III. To a
care-free, cheerful boy we wish happiness and
Room: N. Poiiuiaiz
"How I low' io rtudvfu
r N - mea
All work and no play would hav ma.e
Roger a dull boy. As he dicln't want to be
that, he arranged for plenty of play! He
didn't mind coming to school-it was just the
studying part. Roger was a good sport and
well liked by both sexes. Auburn hair had
its attractions for him. VVe expect that he
will some day be Nashua's leading furniture
dealer. Roger joined our class at the begin-
ning of junior year, coming from Assumption
College at lNorcester. That year he served as
a cheer leader and played in the orchestra.
Rolsmvr Hunt-i PREW
"You're arrrcdingly polite,
And I think it only right
To return the compliment."
"Bob" was always polite to everybody. Yet
he never was stiff because of being thus well-
mannered. Didn't he get a lot of fun teasing
the girls? From the fact that he got along
with them, we know they liked to be teased--
by him. "Bob" heat the girls to first place
this year. He very modestly took up the role
of valedictorian, and we expect him to make
good at Harvard. Ring Committee llg A. A.
Play lllg Assistant Football Manager lllg
Football Manager lVg Taffler Reporter lg
Business Manager Taltlvr lVg Senior Cos-
tume Committee lV.
NEIL FREDERICK PVTNA M
"ll'i.rdouz lu' lzas, and to his felvrloni cozcrageg
Tenzper lo Iliaf, and unto all .v11rrv.r.r."
Neil was one of our foremost intellectuals-
a studious and debonair youth. To apply to
him the proverb about "still waters" would
be all right, for when he gets going, he's
pretty hot. Books presented no ditliculty to
him, and his school work was a "gift" as is
shown by his place on the Upper Fourth. He
was a member of the cast in "The Two Vaga-
bonds" Ill, in Press Club IV, and a proper
valet in "Merton of the 1Xlovies"lV. VYC
shall not be surprised to learn of his appoint-
ment as admiral of the U. S. Navy in the
future, for we're sure that a 'man with such
noteworthy traits is bound to succeed. Till
then, Auf Wiedcrselien!
FRANK DI-:NN1s liANCOl7R'l'
"For zz good fvovfx made ax well ax born."
Frank was a clever member of Room 5
who could make up verse with perfect rhythm
in less than a second. Some of it was good,
and some was-not so good. He was liked
by all during his four years with us. His
witty sayings and poetical instinct were put
to good use as Class Book Paragrapher IV.
Vile wish you luck, Frank.
lbxiii, HENRY R1MnAcH
':By this fare,
Thix teeming brow of j'lLXll!'t', did he -win
The hearts of all that he did angle for."
Originally from Ponemah, a little unfor-
tunate maybe, but what's the use, when we
have for consideration a great man? Only a
great man in more ways than one could stand
that nine-mile trip each morning and still
make the Upper Fourth. Paul is a jovial
fellow, and like the proverbial gentleman,
prefers blondes. VYe think his coat of arms
must be a "spat, rampant." He was on the
Football Squad I, Baseball Squad l, Debating
Club Il, and Upper Fourth,
Ronekr ErzcsLEsToN Rooms
"Y0u'd have known lzirm by the nzerrimenf
That sfwarleled in his eyes."
VVho ever saw "Bob" without that infectious
grin? He was known for his humor and
witty remarks, also for his roving nature,
since he was always planning some trip
around the world in a "Lizzie," During his
Sophomore year, when he left us for a time,
we hear that he reached Hollywood. Drama-
tics Club lll, "The Two Vagabondsn Ill,
"The Belle of Barcelona" IV, Chairman Prop-
erty Committee Senior Play lV. By the way,
a colander, and a bag of rice, and "Bob," pro-
duced the back-scene rainstorm in "Merton"
IQAYMOND F. Roy
"An artist tear he,
In thought, word, and deed."
"Ray" didn't care much for Cirrro, Virgil,
or any ot those weighty volumes, hut he de-
lighted in drawing and painting, a fact made
obvious lxy the many original and interesting
cuts and posters he contributed to the Tattlrr,
to advertise school events, and provide at-
mosphere for the stage sets of "Merton of
the Movies." VVQ are also used to seeing his
signature on ads and posters all over town.
And in addition we hear he's a radio manu-
facturer and automobile mechanic. Tatller
Reporter II, IV, Art Editor II, Assistant
Exchange Iiditor III, Property Committee
Senior Play IVQ Upper Ifourth.
JOHN A. KRONDONISD RYAN
"For the low of lauglzirr, hinder nut the
humor of his dvxiguf'
"johnny" was one of our assiduous mem-
bers, for when he was not carrying out some
important duty connected with a position he
held, or rehearsing for one of our plays, he
was studying energetically. "johnny" was an
actor, writer, and musician. His activities
were many: A'I'inafore" II, Freshman-Sophtv
more Debating Cluln II, junior Dance Coni-
mittee III, "The Two Vagalmontlsn IIIg Ilram-
atics Clulm III, IV, Orchestra Lilmrarian and
representative at Parents' IJ'ay Assemlwly IV,
Tuxilziltz paragrapher IV, "Merton ol' the
Movies" IV, Author of Class NN'ilI. Iiut there's
no doulnt aliout it that his crowning achieve-
ment was his portrayal of the jaunty and
witty I'atrick Malone of "The Belle of liar-
I.oi'isi3 -IKYSIQPHINI-1 SHAt'KroR11
".-I .voft eoirr be.rfu'alr.v iz gentle manner."
Louise was just as quiet as she could lie.
In spite of-or perhaps because of-this, shc
was well-liked lry all her classmates. She did
not join us until junior year when she came
here to live. I.ouise sold candy at the "Belle
of Barcelona." IV and Senior I'lay IV.
"-For llv'.v zz jolly good felluruf'
Milton was rather quiet, but liked by his
fellow-students for his well-developed sense
of humor. There was no doubt of his ability
to master his studies,-when he applied him-
self. Outside of school, his interest centered
upon baseball and tennis. Milton was a
valuable member of the Property Committee
for "Merton of the Movies."
Mirnuen ETHEL SHUNAMAN
"A mind like hers
Glows like a rpark upon a wintry hearth."
Mildred seemed shy at first. Then one day
we fairly had to hold on to our seats, for
while the rest of us "coming young lawyers"
were wondering what the "Big lawyer" was
taking about, Mildred stood up and gave her
opinion. It was a good one, to be sure, for
she was always quick on the uptake, Mildred
was a member of the chorus of the "Belle of
Barcelona." Also, of course, she was on the
NlARY RUTH SKLAT
"Free from dervif lzer fare, and fully as free
There was never a more ideal secretary
than Mary. Her stately walk, her deliberate
words, and her quiet manner will surely help
her to success in her chosen profession. She
is reserved, and to be her friend, one has to
break through that shell of reserve, or be no
friend at all. She can't be bothered with
triflesg one has to give her facts. She has
a keen mind, which placed her securely on
Upper Fourth. She will not sugar-coat any-
thing she may have to say, a quality which
only increases her likableness. She has taken
part in many school activities, namely: Basket-
ball I, President of Civics Club I, Home
Economics Club H, Lunch Counter IV, A. A.
Candy Committee IV.
ARTHUR KTARTIN SMITH
"His stature 'wax that of l,im'0In,"
Arthur also had other qualities, such as
perseverance, that would remind one of
honest "Abe" His store of history facts
seemed to be everlasting. He was also adept
in all mechanical work, and consequently a
valued worker on stage committees: Decora-
tion Committee, Junior Prom lllg Refresh-
ment Committee, Junior Prom lllg Lighting
Expert, "The Two Vagabonds" lllg Stage
Committee, Senior l'lay IV.
1JoR1s VVILLIA M s S M :TH
"Hut than lzvr fare,
.Yo .fa'er'f, yet so arrli, .ro full of 'nizrflzf'
Doris, one of our Hudsonites, has been a
jolly pal throughout the four years that we
have known her. NVQ have seen her grow
from a small girl to the demure Senior of the
present day. VVe have seen her pretty hair
bobbed with some regret, admitting, however,
that a bob is becoming to her. Nor could we
help noticing that the Hudson air has given
her a complexion that could rival any soap
advertisement. She can, upon request, sing
any popular song desired. She has been in
the following activities: Civics Club I, Home
Economics Club II, Candy Committee IV,
Press Club IV, "Belle of Barcelona" IV.
IMELDA RIARJURIIC S M ITH
"ll'1'lI, keep me romfany Im! treo years more,
Thou .vhall not lenaa' the .raunrl of thine own
"Mel," we'll always remember you as the
fair-haired girl whom we couldn't help liking.
VN'e can see you now, laughing and talking,
always gay and making others happy. Re-
member, classmates, how the teachers couldn't
be angry with her? All she did was to smile,
and they liked her again. That was her
charm and personality. And didn't we like
her blonde bob? Basketball I, Hockey II,
"I'inafore" ll, Candy Committee lll, Prop-
erty Committee Senior Play IV, "Belle of
Barcelona" IV, Press Club IV, Paragrapher
IV, Upper Fourth.
R.-xvmonn Fuenixkieic SMITH
"No really great man tlzouglzt lzimrvlf xo."
"Ray" was one of the most modest and lik-
able chaps We ever met. He was faithful in
all his work. As for his activities, he was a
member of the Hockey Team IV and Usher
at the Senior play, He made another record
We should like to mention: in all four years
at school he was not absent once. "Ray" was
another one of those fellows who distin-
guished himself by his quietness, yet he met
every one in an attractively frank manner.
RU'l'H THPllil'1S,'X SMITH
"A sweet llff7'Gt'l'i'Z'L7 kind of grave."
Ruth came from Pelham, joining us in our
Sophomore year, and you may be sure she
was a welcome addition. This tall, slight
classmate was always pleasant and had a
smile for everybody. She was a member of
the Home Economics Club ll, and was in the
chorus of "The Belle of Barcelona" IV. We
are certain she will be successful in anything
Hrzknalvr VVILLIAM SNOW
llix name may be Sziozv
But there war nofliiug fold about him,"
"Herbie" was one of the lively members of
our class, ready at any time for a practical
joke. lf some morning he arrived in chemis-
try beforethe bell had rung, we used to think
something was wrong. He was always
experimenting, with results which would
astonish a'veteran chemist. He was a Tatflvr
Reporter I, Assistant Exchange ll, Assistant
Personals lll, Personals Editor lV, Usher at
the Senior Play, and a member of the Senior
Costume Committee. Between times he
donned a white jacket and presided behind
the counter at the Priscilla.
Giaokoia jlxivirzs SousANi-:
"A modes! athlete lic,
And we 110150 l1e'll rzlfuays be,"
He was our modest athlete, indeed. Ke-
member when, as center on the gridiron, he
would open up a space four yards wide
through which the baeklield men could gain
yardage? George was another young man
who didn't fully appreciate the techniealities
involved in building Caesar's bridge, but we
have a faint suspicion that he was rather
fond of learning Shakespeare's quotations!
How about it George? Football ll, Ill, IV,
Track Squad llg Baseball Squad ll, lll.
HPII.EN Doius STAPANON
"Steel-true amd blade-straight
The great artifirer made our .rvhoolmatrf."
"Pinkie" was among the most popular in
her class, for one thing because she was
always willing to work for her school, and
then also because she was so full of good
spirits. Her motto is "Life is what you make
it," and she invariably makes the most of
whatever Dame Fortune brings her. Her
artistic talent furnished one of the Tattler
covers. In spite of her liveliness and versa-
tile interests, in and out of school, she has
always done praiseworthy work in her studies,
Her activities were as follows: "Miss Bob
White" lg Basketball Ig Drill Leader Ig Music
Club ll, Candy Girl Ill for the o eretta "Two
Vagabondsug Candy Committee for the Senior
Doius UNA STI-:vuNs
"With eye: too expressizfe to be blue
And loo lovely 10 be grey."
Doris was one of our more quiet girls. No
doubt this was due to the fact that she was
not with us for the whole four years, and
therefore seemed at first a bit dihfident and
unacquainted. Those who had the good for-
tune of winning her friendship, however,
loved her dearly. She came to us from
Keene where, we are told, she was very active
in Basketball, Dramaties, and the Domestic
Arts Club, We remember her for her
accurate guessing in Mrs. Sweetser's History
Guessing Contests, and for her corridor
treks as Office Girl fifth period Senior year.
GEORGE RODNEY S'roDDARu, jk.
"He is wire who fuller but liitlef'
Rodney always assisted in stage decorating
and settings, and proved invaluable. He
apparently enjoyed working at shop, for a
great many of his periods were spent there.
Remember his Essex-did you ever see him
afternoons when he wasn't driving it? Rod-
ney was almost too modest about his own
abilities, but we think he will some day startle
the world with a new invention.
Esrmsiz lX'lAli STONE
"She can .ring the saziagenesr out of a bear."
Esther was a blonde with light, Huffy hair,
blue eyes, and a voice like a nightingale. Her
exquisite soprano won her principal parts in
"Pinafore" H, "Erminie" IH, and the un-
forgettable role of Miss Ayres, the haughty
governess, in the "Belle of Barcelona" IV.
She was one of the class optimists,-even
oral talks had no effect on her sunny dis-
position. If "just let a smile be your um-
brella," was Esther's motto, then we are sure
she never got caught in a sudden shower.
"Come and trip it ar you go
On the light fantastic toe."
"Style" seems to be 3, dancer instinctively-
perhaps that accounts for dancing's being his
specialty. He has a l'epsodent smile and a
good sense of humor. He has a pretty
general conception of women, having been the
only member "ot the male persuasion"
Cahemlj in one of "Pop" Canfield's classes.
However, he chose rather sensational current
event topics, it you remember,-but a word
oi advice, "'l'ecl"4don't believe all you hear.
MAiu:ARr:T TXTARY SULLIVAN
"A 'zvfnning 'Zt'Hj', ll frimldly .rmilzy
In all, a girl quifr tuortli ivliilrf'
Although Margaret was very quiet and
bashful, she has many friends both, in and
out of school. Her best friend, as we all
know, was Ethel. Her greatest ambition is
to become a nurse. VVe feel absolutely sure
that Margaret will make a successful one, for
she has all the necessary qualifications. She
belonged to Girls' Field Hockey Team llg
was a member of Home Economics Club ll,
III, IVQ and was a candy girl at Teachers'
Play, "Mrs, Bumpstead-Leigh,"
IYTILDRED Tmlkilsrv Si'i.i.1vAN
"An tIff1'lIi'ff'Z'L', dainly lillle fgure,
Uucommonly bright brazen i1ve.r 1'4'.vIrd with
ziivarify and i11lt'lligrm'i'."
ln the summing up of "lXlil's" qualities, we
can think of nothing more titting than the
above, "Mil" was attractive and tiny, too, and
we have not forgotten nor forsaken the old
adage, "The best of things come in small
parcels." Every now and then her wit and
drollness would delight us. "Mil" was on thc-
candy committee of both the "l'inafore" ll
and "The Two Vag'aboncls" lll. She also
served at the Lunch Counter IV, our favorite
FRA N K Sziaim K
"The world kll0'Zt'A' Hotliiny of its grmztexf
But we members of the class knew Frank
to be one of the ablest of the group, That
he was often on the Honor Roll is proof of
his attainments. His good work in composi-
tion made him one of the Class llaragraphers
for "Pop" Cantield's home room. Frank was
a likable fellow. VVe'll miss being with him
every day. He nonchalantly read a news-
paper on the stage during "Merton of the
Movies," as the studio door-tender, and
donned the brass buttons of a "Son of the
U. S, A." in "The Belle of Barcelona" IV.
CHARLES LEROY TEBBETTS
"The brave deserve the l0z'ely,'
Every Tk'0'H'lfZ'1l may be Ivan."
VVe had more than one ladies' man in our
class, but they had to go some to beat good-
looking "Charlie" One asset was his neat-
ness and good taste. Perhaps this is the
reason he was the first to suggest "frat'
jackets for a class costume. VVhat everybody
liked about him fthe teachers especiallyj was
his fine manners. "Charlie" went out for
baseball for two years and has always been
athletically inclined despite being employed
afternoons. His activities: Baseball I, llg
Usher at Senior Play lVg Senior Costume
Committee lVg Class Book Paragrapber.
Gi-:onus FRENCH THEinAifi.'r
"lie was a maug take him for all in all,
llfr' shall not look upon his like again."
"Fat" was one of the big men of our class.
He certainly must have looked immense to
his opponents on the football field. Together
with his pal, "Danny," George also became
valuable to the track teams. We shall not
forget for some time "Fat's" two pet sayings,
"Keep to the right," and "Name your poison."
These were results of hard labor on Tratiic
Duty Ill, and Lunch Counter IV. "Fat" was
a clever lad with books, as is proven by the
fact that he was fifth in Upper Fourth. He
made an imposing chauffeur for Beulah Bax-
ter in "Merton of the Movies."
ANTo1N1aTTE RosANNA THEROUX
"Her 'ways arp ways of pleasantness
And all her paths are peace."
"Tony" always came to school early in the
morning so that she could touch up on her
lessons. No wonder she received such good
marks in English Grammar, her favorite sub-
ject! VX'hen things went wrong, she showed
herself a courageous little optimist. VVhen-
ever there was a football game, you were
sure to find "Tony" there, shouting and cheer-
ing the boys. Her activities were as follows:
Vice-President Home Economics Club IV:
"Pinafore" llg Senior Costume Committee
lVg Home Economics Club ll, Ill, IV.
BENJAMIN '.lxHOMAS, JR.
"Fair ideas Haze,
Sirifi- in the xleeirlz, or in ilu' piefiwt' glaze."
What? You have never heard of "Benny,"
the short-statured fellow that drives around
town in a "Studie"l Ut' course you have! He
was a sociahle fellow and a lmorn artist, to
the latter of which facts his noteliook covers
and those of his many friends testified. He
was on the A. A. Ticket Committee lg Drill
Leader l: Ring Committee llg Track l, ll.
His appearance in the studio scene of "Mer-
ton of the Movies," as the contriluutor ol'
soulful music on his violin, was a surprise to
those of us who did not know of his talent in
JANIQ1' lf:I.I.liN 'l'1Nm:R
"Graff was in her .rtep.r, I1C'U7't'I1' in lzvr eye,
In every gesture dignity and love."
To her classmates, Janet's motto seemed to
he "Since lirevity is the soul of wit, I will he
hrieff' janet was held in high esteem hy us.
This is proven lay the fact that we elected her
as the Secretary of our junior Class. No
douht many of us have lveen asked Ivy stran-
gers when at the footlmall games, "VVho is
that enthusiastic little girl down there leading
the cheers ?" We were all glad to say, "Why
that is Janet Tinker, one of us twenty-ninersf'
janet was a member of Dramatics Cluli lll,
lVg in "Merton of the Movies" lV Cdidn't
she play "Tessie" skilfully?Dg Alumni Editor
of the Tafflvr lVg and memhcr of Upper
Fourth. Her hohlwy was music, which she
studied her four years.
Al.:-1xANm4:R G1-:onine TSIANTUS
"Ile was happy as llzv day was lung,"
VVho ever saw Alexander with a sorrowful
expression? No one, lor he always met
everything with a smile, and was always sure
to find the funny side. Alexander never took
anything seriously,-not even his studies. One
of the things for which he is most noted is
the latest styles in men's halwerdashery. His
holmlmy was dancing and he was considered
one of the hest dancers in the class, We wish
you all kinds of genuine good fortune,
JOHN PETER Tsirsos
"The glad eirrle round him yield their .fouls
To festive mirth and wit that knozus no gall."
Say! VVho's this? Vvhy, it's our short,
active classmate "Johnny." He was one of
our most popular boys, a nomad, a famous
milk shaker, and a larynx strainer. He could
be found almost anywhere, in the right place
at the wrong time. He liked to tease teachers
with endless questions and relieved the
monotony of classes by an occasional "wise-
crackf' He was a Drill Leader III, and will
always be remembered as the busy "Weller"
of "Merton of the Movies." The chances
are strong that he'll turn out to be one of our
ALICE VERONICA TURLA
"If it required no brains, no nerve, no energy,
There would be no glory in achie'1Je1ne-nt."
Alice has decided to leave the sheltered lea
of her home-city to seek her fortunes in the
wide World. VVell, Alice will succeed. Her
smile, which produces a queer-little thing
called a dimple, helps to draw aihe crowd to
the "Sweetest Spot in Town." Alice can get
along with rich man, Cgirlj poor man fgirll
beggar man, Cno girlsj thief, doctor, lawyer,
Indian chief. VVe hope the right he will at
least be a gentleman, as being an officer of the
Civics Service Club must have put strong
American ideals into her head.
JULIA ETTA TUIINER 7
'Her modest way and grarefzfl air
.Sllzomv her wise as she is fair."
Julia always had her lessons prepared. As
she spent her afternoons acting as a nurse-
maid, of course her evenings were spent doing
her homework. Every Friday evening you
were sure to see Julia with her friend "Rolly,"
taking in some good show or dance. Julia
was always ready to lend her services to her
schoolmates. She was a member of Home
Economics Club II.
EDWARU Joi-IN VvINNlCOMllli, ju.
"Talk I0 him of .farolzfv ladder, mid 110 'zvoiilrf
ask the number of slaps."
If we heard someone asking a question,
nine times out of ten we would guess cor-
rectly that it was "Eddie," llut please don't
ask us to tell you what kind of questions he
asked-it would be useless! "Eddie" is our
student earl. From his trip to England he
brought-English hat, English overcoat, ling-
lish gloves, English shoes-and of course,
English spatsl And that English accent
helped to make him a "wow" of a Varmalee
in "Merton of the Movies." He was an active
member of our class: Tiittlvr Reporter I, ll,
Track l, llg French lllay llg junior Prom
Committee lllg Golf Team lllg Captain IV,
Cheer Leader lV. Last but not least, he was
a member of Upper Fourth,
VX'lI.I.IAM li0IlliR'I' XiX',xlaia, -lu.
"Ri'.rfIv.r.v al lmmr and erfvr fll'0l1I' io range."
"Bob" is one of the well-known members
of the class. During his Sophomore year he
took a four months' trip through the south,
west, and fuuih America, a very interesting
experience. At school we always saw him in
a hurry-and his height made him easy lo
see! He was a member of llramatics Club
Ill, a frequent Taffler contributor, and took
part in the A. A. plays, being particularly
remembered for "Hal" in "The Ilelle of
Ihsllll, is fvrvlly fo rualle ruillz
And zeitly fo talk reillz,
And fleaxmzf, 100, lo think 0Il.H
"Bus" was one of the most carefree and
light-hearted girls in our class. 'Member how
she and "Lou" and two certain boys congre-
gated each morning in front of Room 5? 'rim
it was that we would hear that light cheerful
laughter for which we liked her so. To say
that she was attractive is putting it rather
mildly, for "Bus" was in demand at all school
parties. She was musical, too, and in "Miss
Bob VVhite," the Athletic Association play of
her freshman year. She was on the Sopho-
more Ring Committee ll, Af A. Candy Com-
mittee ll, and Candy Girl at the "llelle of
"Rv.vPrzfe and prudence are redeeming quali-
Madeline was very quiet and said very little,
but whenever she did speak, she knew what
she was talking about. Every morning Made-
line could be seen sitting in Room 5 indus-
triously doing her homework. We know that
one possessing such Hne qualities will make
good in life. It is only a matter of time to
success and happiness. Madeline was a
member of the Home Economics Club ll.
"liar voice was ever .roft
Gentle, and lo-union fnrrellwzl flung in
We shall always remember the teacher say-
ing: "Speak louder, Miss NX'ebster, so that
the whole class may hear you." Diftident
Lorraine would try her best to raise her voice,
but never succeeded. VVe liked her just the
same. She was a member of the Home
Economics Club. Lorraine, do you still go
to Merrimack as much as ever?
ARDELLE LAURA VVHEELER
'24 good wit will make use of anything."
Ardelle was another of those ambitious
girls taking the Commercial Course. She
worked in an office afternoons, did well in
her studies, and still found time to partici-
pate in the following: Candy Girl A. A. lg
Basketball lg Tatller Reporter II, Vice-Presi-
dent Home Economics Club Illg and Drill
Leader I, ll, III, IV. She was imaginative
and had a decided literary flair. Also, she
was a strong advocate of a "woman's crown-
ing glory." All in all, a girl well-liked by all,
sure to make some lucky man an ethcient
Iflmx li l2NVlI.l.Ii NX' H r1r1l.iaR
"For all his qiiivtzitxm,
Hix mind zvtzx bury."
Altliough Frank did not participate in any
sports, he took an active interest in watching
them. A valuable hobby was his-doctoring
automobiles! He was a wizard in all kinds
of machine-work, and we predict a brilliant
future for him, once he wakes up and uses
his ability. He was another hard-working
scenesshifter for "Merton of the Movies."
RUTH xlARION VvHl'l"l'liMORli
"lim lzeurf ix young and gay."
Ruth has the distinction of being the young-
est in her class. Nevertheless, she showed us
her ability by being on the Upper Fourth with-
out having to take life too seriously to achieve
the honor. She had an elfish little wit, for
all her studiousness. Ruth sold candy at the
Senior Play IV. VVon't you miss us, Ruth,
when you return as a Vostgradtlate?
'I' HI-Qonourz VX'n.1.1,x M XYILKI NS
"Like a mm' Cfolzmzbzix, dtm'
lllimifrzblr .wily af air."
N. H. Sfs "Lindy" will no doubt be one ol'
the first of our class to get his name into
"Vt'ho's VN'ho." Ted is a keen aviation
enthusiast and is of course well posted on
the subject. NVQ are pretty sure that his
budding ambition in this direction will
blossom into success. Ted is somewhat
fascinating to the fair sex, and no less fas-
cinated by them. "The Belle of Barcelona"
taught him to make love in Spanish. He is
no mean performer on the gym Hoor, and his
exploits are various: Track Ig Baseball I. ll,
IIIQ Basketball I, II, IIIQ Golf III, IVQ "Belle
of Barcelona" IV.
lJll'lSlC 'IHICRI-ISA hJvlI,l.E'li'l'E
ikhiillt' aliuayx had IL lztzpfvy xmilr,
And was 'zullling to do the flzingr zuorfli
Louise was one of the more quiet members
of the class. She never seemed to have much
to sayg hut when one knew her, she was found
to he a friend well worth having. and she did
not lack a sense of humor. She certainly
could translate her DL'1ll.Yt'llf. She was 3
candy girl at "Two Vagalvonclsu lll.
"Little rlverlx of lfiizdiwm, little words of love,
Help to HILLIYI' varllz happy like the heaven
Betty was a quiet girl and kind to every-
one. In "Merton of the Movies" she was
naturally given the role of the kind Mrs.
Patterson. lietty had one exciting ride
'luring her Senior Year, to see Mary Rose,
and as a result was out of school for a while.
Her scholastic record was far too shining,
however, for this to prevent her hearing her
name read out for the Upper Fourth. Her
school spirit is shown hy the following activ-
ities: Chorus "H, M. S. llinaforc-" ll: "Mer-
ton of the Moviesug llrainatics Cluh Ill, lVg
Candy Committee A. A. lllay IV.
JOHN l'Al'I. ZINKAVICH
"Lvl mv dn my tvorlc 'in jvearef'
john was a very industrious hoy,-so in-
dustrious, in fact, that he spoke little. After
all, we can't do work well and talk all the
time, can we? john came over from Hudson
every morning to study with us. His friend-
ship meant much to his intimates, for many
an interesting thought took shape in his hrain.
VVhcther he takes up farming, or branches out
in the mechanical line, we know he will he
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We're leaving this building broad and high
Where the students laugh and sing,
And under the arch of the kindly sky
We begin life's wandering.
We've closed all our books and desks and themes
And have shaken every tie.
We've many a wish to stay, it seems,
But our time for school is by.
We've served our short time in busy halls
As martyrs to clock and bell.
We're off to the life outside the walls,
Far from scenes we know so well.
We're turning to strange and unmarked ways
VVhere the wind blows strong and clear,
Where silvery nights and golden days
Seem to call despite our fear.
We're starting a journey leading far
Where the restless millions tread,
To search out with these our guiding star,
Despite tasks that we may dread.
Our hearts are all free from vain disguise
And we seek our destinyg
With face to the front and fearless eyes
We will dare whate'er we see.
We often will wish in after years
To relive these days once more,
When life brings us to her varied spheres,
And parades her joys before.
But then in the shrine of memory
We will hold and cherish still
The thoughts we remember joyfully,
And forever with a thrill.
We've changed from youth to man's estate,
We shall walk the roughshod ways.
We'll find that stern duties are our fate,-
Many doubts fill up our days. A
But true through the years we'll strive to be,
O dear school, where'er we roam.
For you through four years have happily
Been to each of us a home.
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To run the eye of Hist'ry
Adown our Senior Class
Requires a memory for dates
Not easily surpassed.
And yet we once were Freshmen
Like some we since have seen.
Save that, according to our notes,
We were not quite so green.
We grew in grace and wisdom
Till the High School stood amazed:
"It's mystifying where these Frosh
Acquired such polished ways."
One morn in January
C'Twas beautiful to see!
We donned the metal splendor
Of our Sophomore jewelry.
The Sophomore Club we founded
CTO cultivate the mindl
Villas the first and last and only
In the High School, of its kind.
With dignity and balance,
With judgment keen and fast,
Winnie, Selma, lohn, and janet
Piloted our Junior Class.
The hair was wont to bristle
Down the middle of our backs
VVfhen in twenty-eight a Senior
Had the nerve to murmur, "Spat
A flaming red report card
Caught our llunkers in the dark,
Mournfully we saw them leave us
In a lower room to park.
The barasols we shouldered
Made the Junior Prom 3 "wow."
"Never yet have we beheld such,"
Quoth the Facully, "And how!"
Then Tom O'Neil as leader
And liquid-voiced Lorraine,
VVith julia, backed by Edward,
Took the wheel for higher aim.
Remember Bob and Becky
Side by side upon the stage,
As they strove to disentangle
Merton's movie-stricken rage?
The Meriden Eleven
Came up here for a game.
But Biscuit's bruisers bounced them
And sent them home again.
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The class of l929 has played an important role in the success of
the athletic teams during its four years in school. Approximately
twenty school letters have been won by its members in every branch of
sport, in spite of the ruling which states that but one letter shall be
given in four years of varsity competition.
ln the fall of 1925, we began our fame by sending llegasis, lliskaf
duros Sousane, Mansiielcl, and Cbestnolvich out for football. "His-
cuits" was the only one to make his letter. The others saw considerable
action as substitutes.
During the winter the basketball team enioyed a successful season
without the aid of the-class of '29, but that spring, "Tommy" O'Neil
jumped into the spotlight by capably holding down the shortstop posi-
tion on the baseball team, and winning his emblem. "Biscuits" had
stiff competition as an outfielder, but was a first string substitute.
The high school track team although not officially recognized biought
home the Kiwanis Cup.
The football team completed a season which is sad to relate. it
lost all games except two, which were scoreless ties. VVhat was more,
it did not score a point all season. The players were light and inexe
perienced, but they had the onlookers on their toes when they held the
heavier and more experienced Meriden team to a 12-O victory for the
latter. "Chesty." "Danny," "VVinnie," Hlliscuitsf' and "Souzy" were
regulars now, and Thompson, "Porky,' Boyd, and 'ATommy" O'Neil
were substitutes. These were the makings of a future great team.
Again in l926 our class was unrepresented in basketball, but in
the spring "Tommy" again stepped into the "hot corner," while
"Biscuits" and "King" Ciiuimond held held positions as regulars.
"jimmy" Davis, "Ted" Vvfilkins, "Pat" llaly, and A'Gokey" saw action
Others not interested in baseball turned their attention to track.
Those from '29 on the team were "lJanny", Theriault, "lCrry" Aubin,
lllarcoux, 'Jeff' Campbell, and llaynes. After about a month of pick
and shovel work at Artillery pond making the place resemble a track,
we ran an interclass meet. The seniors won, but '29 was second and a
close runner up. All those mentioned above were point winners for
'29. In the State and Kiwanis meets, 'gllannyu won several cups and
medals for his work in the weights.
The fall of 1927 tells a different story for the football team. With
"Chesty" at tackle, "VVinnie" at end, "Souzy" at center, "Danny" at
quarter, "Biscuits" at half, and lloyd alternating at guard, we sailed
FOOTBALL TEAM 1929
through the season with but one defeat. At Concord we took a 12-0
beating. This was what made victory so sweet in '28. "Tommy"
U'Neil, Haynes, and Theriault saw some action as substitutes.
In 1927-28 our class began to be represented on the basketball
team, for "Ted" Wilkins and "Gokey" tried out for forward positions.
"Gokey" jumped right in on the first team, making his letter, while
"Ted" was a capable substitute. Seventeen out of twenty games fell
to Nashua during that season.
In '28 the baseball team again had "Tommy"' at short, he was as
much a part of the team as the coach by this time, and he handled that
position as nicely as any player who ever wore a high school uniform.
"Biscuits" dropped out before the end of the season, but "jimmy"
Davis and Farrell were inserted into several games, failing, however,
to make their letters. At the end of the season, O'Neil was elected
captain for the year 1929.
In the spring of 1928, despite lack of support from school author-
ities, Nashua High was represented by an unofficial track team.
Theriault, "Danny," "jeff," Marcoux, and "Chesty" trained daily to
enter the State and Kiwanis meets, where they placed fifth and third
respectively. "Danny" and George covered themselves with medals
and glory, and brought home several cups. Degasis broke the state
record in throwing the l'shot," but unluckily someone exceeded his best
toss. He and Theriault made their letters. We are proud of them
The crowning glory of the class of '29 came in the football team
of the fall of 1928. Five of last year's regulars were lost by graduation,
but the nucleus of a winning team remained, and a winning team it
proved to be. While "Winnie," "Souzy," Haynes, and Theriault were
picking them up and laying them down in the line, "Danny," "Tommy,"
and Captain Biskaduros were picking their way in the backfield. We
scored 236 points to our opponents' 7, but lost one game to Lowell by
a referee's decision of 7-6. We took revenge on Concord to the tune
of 54-O, and in our last game ever to be played with Meriden, were
victorious 45-0. "Bob" Prew from '29 was our manager.
Our participants in basketball in '28-'29 were "Jimmy" Davis,
Nash, and "Gokey." "Gokey" was again a "howling success." Davis,
a substitute forward, and Nash, a substitute center, played in many of
the games and did their bit, but failed to make their letters.
Track is starting with renewed impetus this spring under Coach
Shurtleff, who took the place of Mr. Webster White when the latter
was compelled to leave before the season began. Johnny Chestnolvich
is manager and Marcoux, Theriault, Thomas, "Jeff" Campbell, and
"Danny" Degasis are competing for the last time in their various events
and succeeded in placing our numerals on the Swart shield.
I Coach Pendleton ought to produce a winning team in baseball this
spring, because only one member has been lost from last year by gradu-
ation. This will be the last chance for any of our class members to
participate in sports. "Tommy" O'Neil is captain, making this his
fourth year as a regular, and Bob Downey is manager.
Success has been the one word for our four years of athletics in
high school. For this, we owe most to Coach Raymond A. Pendleton.
lt is he who has trained our boys to bring such fame to Nashua High,
and we are thankful to have had such an able trainer. We are indeed
grateful also to the student body of Nashua High and to the people of
the city. lt is on account of their interest that we have been able to
keep up a standard for sports which, we hope, will remain in our school
JAMES VV. DAVIS
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BASEBALL TEAM 1929
CAST OF UMERTON OF THE MOVIES"
UMICRTON OF THE MOVIES"
How long we'll remember Friday, December 21, l928fthe night
of our presentation of "Merton of the Movies"!
Shortly after eight o'clock the footlights glowed-the music ceased
-and the curtain was raised before an interested audience. The first
scene was in Gashwiler's General Store, in Simsbury, for was it
"Gooseberry"?j Illinois. Mr. Gashwiler in private life is known as
johnny Ryan-what a transformation! Gashwiler was about to close
up when Iilmer Huff, the town fashion-plate, brcezed in to inquire for
Merton. Well, well, jason Kimball! Couldn't you just guess it would
he jason-with that "come hither" appeal? Merton appeared upon the
scene shortly, the bashful though self-conhdent town fellow-justf
er-movie crazy. But who wouldn't have been, with an idol like
lleulah Baxter as his first inspiration? Well, we can't say Merton
wasn't sincere in his efforts. QRemember his "stills," to say nothing
of his private rehearsals with the dummies?j This, the title role, was
memorably interpreted by Bob Griffith. The part of Tessie Kearns,
the maidenly scenario writer, was played by Janet Tinker. The protit
in the niillinery business wasn't very great, was it, Tessie?
We soon found that Merton had invaded Hollywood-the llolden
Studio, to be more exact. tYou remember that was where lleulah
worked, and sometimes went in and out "like a human llCl11gn?D The
casting director, cold and blasc, was not very kind to Merton, who was
so devoted to the spirit of art, but underneath all the make-up beats :1
heart true and friendlykwe know the young lady as Hannah Fletcher.
Henshaw, the movie directo1', thought he had an artistic tempera-
ment, and his assistant, Weller, was a clamorous comeback. Who
could mistake "Steve" Gilbody and John Tsitsos with their ever-ready
means of extracting giggles from even the more serious UQ Seniors?
john Chestnolvich was on the lot as cameraman and surely furnished
"local color," as did Frank Szebak, the studio doorman, with his news-
paper and realistic blue overalls.
"Winnie" Mansfield appeared as J. Lester Montague. "Pa" was
a "real actor"-would anyone dispute that? Ah! Our heroine, whom
we were so eager to see-"Beccy" Fletcher as Flips Montague. She
surely fulfilled her role to the nth degree-a beautiful, heartrending
young maiden-a delight to every masculine heart.
Beulah Baxter, Merton's idol, was an indifferent, cool proposition,
played by Phyllis Peacock. We have our doubts as to whether Phyllis
knows 2 -1- 2 : 4 "by gossip." We think not! Anne Oulton was
Beulah's trim little maid, and George Theriault her statuesque chauf-
Harold Parmalee, the "society actor," with spats, monocle, Eng-
lish, accent, 'neverythin' couldn't be mistaken, Edward Vinnicombe
-an interpretation of London's latest!
Speaking of local color, let us not forget in the scene which starred
Harold Parmalee, Mildred Boucher as Muriel Mercer, the professional
weeper, Neil Putnam as Parmalee's valet, and the very attractive movie
extras, Virginia Campbell, Beatrice Currul, and Edward Brown. When
there was a call for some sentimental music, Benny Thomas was right
on hand as Max, the studio violinist.
The Montague girl finally realized her ambition when she had
Merton signed up with jeff Baird, the Buckeye Comedy King. No
wonder that Merton was deceived in believing he was doing something
liner than "low-down comedy stulff' for Danny Degasis, as jeff Baird,
was just the person to put something over on him.
At Merton's rooming house we found Elizabeth Young as Mrs.
Patterson. The dear woman, though a little inquisitive at times, was a
motherly landlady, wasn't she, Merton? Wesley Haynes as business-
like Mr. Walberg of the Bigart, came to Mrs. Patterson's to offer
Merton a fine contract, but no amount of high-pressure salesmanship
could have induced Merton to leave Jeff Baird.
The play came to a close with a rollicking success-Merton and
the Montague girl came together and-er-lived happily ever after, for
was she not his "best pal and his severest critic"?
To Mrs. jane Milliken Tufts, aided by Miss Cornell, chairman of
the committee, and the Senior teachers, we are very grateful for the
success of our play. The very realistic scenery was shifted many times,
but through the efficiency of the stage crew, the waits between scenes
were remarkably shortened. "Merton of the Movies" was a stupendous
undertaking and merits a high position in amateur dramatics at N. H. S.
We should not be surprised to see some of our contemporary amateurs
applying the grease paint as professionals sometime in the future.
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CLASS WILL BRINGS HAPPINESS
tAssociated Pressj June 19, 1929. Nashua, N. H.
This morning all the heirs of the Class of 1929 were agreeably
surprised and delighted when the last will and testament of that class
was read in the city courtroom. Curiously enough, the will was found
in the ceiling light of Room 7A in the Nashua High School building.
Custodian Shea supervised the finding of the will by one of the minor
members of the C. C. C. C. Club fCommittee for the Caretaking of the
Classrooms and Corridorsj yesterday morning. Mr. Shea, knowing
there had been a will made, was anxious to know what was left to
The bereaved heard the following document read:
"We, the Class of 1929, make this will and leave it in its hiding
place, for we know our heirs will' faithfully search about for it. Being
of comparatively perfect mind, we hereby declare our last will and
"First: We bequeath to Mr. Noyes and the Board of Education
the knowledge of our unfortunate poverty. With that we leave them
the privilege of buying the much-wished-for heaters for the laboratories.
"Second: We bequeath to our pal, Walter Nesmith, a thousand
grins to replace the occasional smile he gave us.
"'Tl1ird: We bequeath to Mr. Lawrence the wish that he may
always have soldier-boys to drill in the annual A. A. Play.
"Fourth: We bequeath to 'Uncle Billy' Canfield for his home-
room, a desk with a cushioned top that he may have a soft resting place
while discoursing with his classes. He may bring this cushion from
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"Fifth: We bequeath to Mrs. Sweetser the satisfaction of sending
us out into the wide world with a real knowledge of Arnericanism.
"Sixth: We bequeath to Miss Brown a real rubber picture to
replace the one that was destroyed on a certain night in March. This
rubber picture, which is very Hexible and will not crack, will be given
to her by Mr, Firestone when he comes to visit Nashua High.
"Seventh: We bequeath to Miss Dowd, because of her love of
quiet, a fairly large placard bearing the inscription Silence. May this
aid her in keeping the pupils under restraint. She may find the placard
in any hotel she may visit this summer.
"Eighth: Because of her love for books, we leave Miss Barnes a
collection of romantic novels including Shadowed and Manhattan
Cocktail. If she believes in Santa Claus, he'll bring them to her about
"Ninth: We bequeath to Mr. Kempton the many broken test
tubes smashed by Bob Griffith, and he may keep what nickels he has
collected to pay for them.
"Tenth: We appoint Miss Sullivan the smiling traffic cop of the
front junior corridor. We leave her a large badge shaped like the
badge of the Hudsonian authorities.
"Eleventh: We leave behind for Mrs. Nesmith many girls whom
she may take under her wing for comradeship. Hadn't you better
start making friends with the boys, too, Mrs. Nesmith?
"Twelfth: We bequeath to Miss Cramer the series of theological
essays that 'jeff' is going to write.
"Thirteenth: We bequeath to Mr. Pendleton and his assistants
the privilege of riding in the same vehicle with the players when going
to outside games.
"Fourteenth: We modestly bequeath to Miss Cornell our appre-
ciation for coaching such a wonderful A. A. Play in 1929. We elect
her to be Professor of Dramatics at Nashua High.
"Fifteenth: We bequeath to Miss Doe many and many thanks for
the charming smiles that lady bestowed on us in the library.
"Sixteenth: We bequeath to Mr. Wilson a 'celestial harp' to
play when not occupied with directing our 'peace disturbersf
"Seventeenth: We bequeath to Genevieve Campbell numerous
blue slips that she may autograph for the people that will come to see
her in the office after school has started.
"Eighteenth: We bequeath to Miss Sanborn a magic paint brush.
This paint brush will give her whatever color she desires at the moment
she utters a magic word. We leave it to her to find the magic word.
"Nineteenth: We bequeath to Mr. Goddard a squad of industrious
scene shifters for the next school play, so that he may sit back and rest
assured they won't try any funny tricks with the set.
"Twentieth: We bequeath to Miss Ruth Hills a package of real
gold-head needles. She may find these needles in Woolworth's any
time she wants to.
"Twenty-first: We bequeath to the incoming Seniors the privilege
of stating their thoughts to anyone, anywhere. Class of 1950, we
mean you may stop being 'lovesick juniorsf
"Twenty-second: We bequeath to the remaining classes the free,
though none too fresh, air that will always be found in the awe-inspir-
ing corridors of the Nashua High School.
t'Twvn!y-third: Ancl lastly we bequeath to our honored Squire
Shea a dictionary of hard words that he may utilize when expressing
his feelings-especially to Mr. VVilson.
"Done on this eighth day of April in the year one thousancl nine
hundred and twenty-nine in the Cleacl of the night with only one eanclle
for lighting purposes, so that no spying eyes may see us at our worlq,
and signed in the presence of our high officers."
THE CI.Ass or 1929
'Till we meet again
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"Why, for IICZIVCIIIS sake! Look what's here! Phyl Peacock!
excuse me, Countess Corn Crib. How'd you get here? Right on my
own front porch in Nashua, New Hampshire, when I thought you were
thousands of miles away, honeymooning on the Mediterranean. VVhere's
your huslmancl? IIow's it feel to be a Countess? Did the Europeans
enjoy your lectures on the 'Fundamental Principals of Feminine Inde-
pendenee,'-was that it? Ilas he a mustache-Count Hubby, I mean?
lj he clark, or light, or what,4oh, hurry! Your letters have been so
"Well, how can l, with you talking so fast? In the hrst place,
his name isn't Count Corn Crib,Jit's jacques, Count of Coornhuuse.
lle's clark and romantie looking-oh, wait till you see him. As for
'Veminine lndependeneef that's all b-u-n-k! By the way, how do you
like the married life?"
'lNot so worse!"4tmore that need not be publishedj "You're just
in time to go shopping with me if you have the whole afternoon to
waste. I'm having the time of my life furnishing our new home.
'Margarets' is my First destination: I've been trying to make an ap-
pointment with the proprietress for weeks, and have only just succeeded.
You remember Margaret Bancroft ?-Well, she has one of the finest
collections of antiques in the United States. She has a piece In want
very much, but as the guide says it's not for sale, I've been trying to
see Margaret about it. Notice, please, I've clung to my maxim, 'Where
there's a will there's a way'! Did you know that Agnes Buxton has
become an authoress? You must purchase her latest book, 'Conven-
tional Decorum 5' it's one of her best. Why, what's the matter? Whom
did you see?"
"That girl on the poster," cried Phyl. "She looks very familiar."
"She ought to. 'Rita de Rivera, Hollywood's latest iind,' is none
other than Rena Chimiklisf'
After I had transacted my business with Margaret, we headed
back toward town.
"My, but everything has changed a great deal since I left," Phyl
exclaimed. "Oh, what a splendid hotel-doesn't look much like
Nashua of '29. It sounds well, 'The Van de Grifte'."
"John Gibson is the owner, that's his wife's maiden name. It's
very up-to-date, and the garden is a dream. Betty Young planned it.
You know she is one of the foremost landscape gardeners of the
"That building on the corner, 'Norm's Five and Ten,' is one of
Norman Page's. He has them scattered all over the United States.
The best part of them is that they are not painted red. ,I'll have to
leave the car in 'The Mart',-can't park around here. Don't you think
it's just great the way so many of the twenty-niners have come back to
build up the home town? Frank Wlieeler and Roland Conery are
running this garage.
UI have to go in 'Kudzma and Hamlin's.' No, it's not newg but
then, it is for you, you have been away so long. This is a fine depart-
ment store. We no longer need to go out of town in order to find
what we want. There, didn't I tell you? Aren't these the most ador-
able pillows! I'll take this one-and this-and this. Yes, deliver
them, please. Remember Annie Kudznaa and Lillian Hamlin-they
are in partnership. How do you do! That was another one of our
Eld classmates, Betty Parratt. She's principal of the grammar schools
h "Oh, Phyl! I know where we can get the best toast-and-tea. 'The
Nile Green'-it's the dearest place. Alice Turla, Mary Sklat, Bernice
Ifartkus, and Elizabeth Arlauskas, in the business world known as 'The
l7oursome,' have tea rooms all over New England, and the 'Nile Green'
is one of theirs. Here it is now. Aren't you crazy about it?
"Phyl, there is Muriel Nash, German teacher at our high school,
and Mrs. Branan, once Lucy Collins. Girls, remember Phyl Peacock?
Thisnis it, only now she's Countess of Coornhuuse. Yes, we'll sit with
.After we had ordered our tea, our conversation drifted to a dis-
cussion of our high school classmates. "I just heard that Bernice
Bassett has been made a captain of the Salvation Army," I put in.
"Don't you feel extra glad at others' successes when they are people
you know P"
"Pauline Fifield has the honor of being known as the best stenog-
rapher in New England." This from Lucy.
Muriel informed us that the girls' basketball coach at school was
Stella Bausha, also that Ethel Hodge was Superintendent of Memorial
"'Marg and joe's novels' are all the rage!" Lucy told Phyl.
" 'Marg' is Margaret Sullivan. She writes the stories for which 'joe's'
imagination furnishes plots. Joseph Petrowski is 'joe'."
"Phyl, you must go to 'Farrell's Rink' tomorrow night. Yes,
that's Francis Farrell. There's to be a skating exhibition, and Mary
Moriarty, who has world-wide renown as a fancy skater, is to be the
The Count arrived. QHe was all that Phyl had said, and more, tooj
I persuaded them to dine with us, and Hubby discovered that after all
a Count is human.
We decided to take in "Dick's Frivolitiesf' a snappy musical
comedy which was playing here for a short time. Dick LaMarche-
yes, our own Dick-had consented only after quite a bit of urging to
a Nashua engagement. Alexander Tsiantos was the dancing director
of all the "Frivolities."
During intermission I continued to gossip. "Phyl, see that woman
over there on the left in that stunning purple dress, there's a handsome
man on her right, her husbandg do you know the one I mean? She was
Elizabeth Christian back in '29.
"That large man over there, who is so frantically searching for
his program, is Leighton Burgess. He is now the Y. M. C. A. Secre-
tary of New Hampshire."
"Well, Hannah," interposed Phyl, "one classmate whose success I
heard of while I was abroad was Alice Desmarais, when she swam the
channel and set a new record."
'fOh, yes, wasn't that thrilling! Remember Ed Dogan and Kasmir
Jones? They have been instrumental in the founding of the Merrimac
Valley Military Academy, a fine preparatory school that seems started
on the road to success.-Oh, Phyl! See that blond looking so gay in
his dress suit? That's Bill Axton, a successful electrical engineer.
Why, I do believe he has brought his secretary with him, another one
of us twenty-niners, Madeline Harte."
just at this moment Phyl, startled by a strangely familiar tap on
her shoulder and a 'fHi, Phyl," looked up into the genial face of Ned
"Well of all things!" she exclaimed. "Same old Ned."
"Of course!" I butted in. "As if he could change much! At
present he is a Professor of the 'Impalpable Appurtenances to Feminine
Allurement,'-in other words, 'It.' His heiress hasn't turned up yer,
consequently he's enjoying the bliss of bachelorhoodf'
After chatting awhile with us, Ned left, and soon the curtain went
up for the last act.
VVhen the performance was over, we drove out to "The Brown
Shack," Paul Rimbach's night club. Lucile Dane, hostess, gave us a
' NVe have a big surprise for you this evening," she said. "Girls,
take a firm hold of your men while I introduce the little lady of the
evening. We have with us 'The Enchantressf-need anything more
' Oh, what a dancer! She's exquisite!" cried Phyl. "Look,
Lou's bringing her to the table! Why, Bus! Bertha Wakely! So
you're 'The Enchantress'?"
Further conversation was interrupted by a page boy calling
"jacques, Count of Coornhuuse, telegram for Jacques, Count of Coorn-
After reading the message very carefully, the Count stood up and
said, "Come, we must leave immediately. I am urged to take the first
boat for Coornhuuse. War is impending with Beaumonte-la-Ferre."
Phyl's last words as she disappeared through the door had some-
thing to do with "feminine independence."
I was exceedingly sorry that we could not have been together
longer after our protracted separation.
After passing twenty years of arduous labor as head nurse of a
sanitarium in Colorado, Barbara Berry and I decided that our long and
unselfish service merited a vacation. Both of us being agreeable to
visiting our native city, we made the necessary arrangements, and on
May 15, 1949, at precisely 8:15 A. M. took off from the Denver avia-
tion held in a comfortable tri-motor plane. We had barely settled our-
selves for the five-hour trip when suddenly the two occupants of the
seat opposite came over beside us. Looking up, whom did we see but
Edna Lindquist and Louise Willette! During the jovous exchange of
greetings which followed, we learned that their destination was Nashua,
During the course of our conversation, we learned of the lives
and fortunes of several of our old friends. Ernest Ledoux was .1
multi-millionaire, maintaining a palatial residence at Hollywood, while
Stanley Bartis was installed as the United States Ambassador to Brazil.
Edna and Louise had been on a tour of the United States, and had
more interesting information for us. 'While in Nevada, they had been
guests on Rebecca Fletchers huge ranch, where she was having the
time of her life, so they said, and incidentally writing poetry in leisure
moments. Raymond Smith was successfully raising fruit in Santa
Barbarajand they had met and tallied with Bob Rogers, who was
teaching psychology in Mexico City.
After gasping over this news, Barbara and I were not to be outdone,
and told them our bit of gossip. Robert Prew, our valedictorian of '29,
was married and just then exploring the African jungles with his wife.
From a newspaper, we had gleaned the information that Hannah
Fletcher had made a name for herself carving unique and remarkable
figures on Egyptian tombs.
VVhile we were talking, we were rapidly nearing Nashua. Sud-
denly an air-traffic ofhcer's plane came along beside us. A be-goggled
head emerged from the window, and a voice shouted, "Speed up, there,
please-you're going too slowly!" Something in the voice of the offi-
cer made me look more closely-sure enough, it was Doris Stevens,
The pilot willingly increased the speed of our plane, and we were
soon in sight of our destination, the center of a huge aviation field at
With a gentle bump, the plane hit the field, and gradually came to
a standstill. As we alighted, Louise said in an undertone, "There's
the Mayor standing over there." Following the direction of her gaze,
I beheld-Heliodore Marcoux! Edna explained that he had delivered
such an eloquent and convincing speech on the importance of aviation
during the Mayoralty campaign, that he had been unanimously elected.
Barbara and I were not greatly surprised at this, nor at the fact that
Gertrude Lesieur, who was standing nearby, was pointed out as the
foremost lawyer in the city. At this point Edna and Louise said good-
bye, and hailing a plane marked Concord Highway, hurried home to
prepare lunch for their respective husbands.
After talking for some time with Gertie and Mayor Marcoux, Bar-
bara and I inquired the name of a good hotel. Gertie immediately
asked us to lunch with her at a greatly patronized tea-room, the name
of which she refused to divulge. Before going to lunch, however, we
decided to look around the landing field. just then along came a man
garbed in the uniform of the air-traffic officer-it was Johnny Nash,
himself! He offered to show us the various points of interest on a
huge dirigible nearby, which was nearly ready to start for Europe. A
mechanic who was busily engaged in adjusting some part of the landing
gear turned around as we reached the ship, and there was Charlie Lap-
ham! The immaculate Charlie, brought to this! He went with us
while we explored the interior. On our way up to the radio room, we
nearly collided with one of those dignified specimens of humanity
termed "head waiters." Recovering his balance, his well-laden tray,
and incidentally his dignity, he turned to confront us.
"William Doschavich !" was all I could say. He handed his tray to
a more insignificant waiter and followed us into the radio room. The
operator proved to be Rodney Stoddard. Barbara and I sank into
convenient chairs, and called for water. This was really too much!
To cap the climax, the door suddenly opened, and in came johnny
Tsitsos, Johnny Ryan, and Bob Wade. It was fortunate that I was
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already seated, so amazing was the sight before me. Johnny Tsitsos
wore a clown's be-speckled costume, twhich we all thought appro-
priatej while Johnny Ryan had on an ensemble consisting mainly of a
grass skirt, a huge red scarf, and a bunch of daisies. Gracing Bob's
long, slender person was a stunning pair of baby-blue rompers,
smocked in pink. The trio were evidently to supply the entertainment
on the trip. They told us confidentially that in an attempt to uplift
the dignity of their profession, they had decided to go along on a trip
in this particular dirigible, already famous for its great altitude record.
After the excitement had somewhat lessened, Gertie suggested that we
start for lunch. Barbara and I willingly acquiesced, for it was long
past two o'clock.
"I beg your pardon," said a voice next my ear, "but aren't you-F"
I looked up quickly, and there among the passengers coming aboard
was Cora LaMontain. Closely following were Rochelle Black, Virginia
Campbell, and Mildred Boucher. The four explained that they were
just running over to Paris to take charge of an exclusive hat shop. A
moment later Julia Kazloskas and Dorothy Kessler dashed breathlessly
up. It seemed they were also bound for Paris, just as a little relief
from excessive domesticity. Rodney, however, was warning everyone
to stand back as the ship was about to start, and so out of dire neces-
sity, we were forced to leave.
We then taxied in Gertiels plane to a distant part of the field where
there was a fuel station, at which we stopped for oil. Gut came the
operators-Norma Bates, Charlotte Benson, and Ruth Whittemore!
Forgotten was our desire for lunch-we talked for a full half-hour.
As we took off shortly afterwards, I noticed a huge building on the
site formerly occupied by Brockelman Brothers. On my inquiring about
it, Gertie nonchalantly informed me that it was Walter Bausha's cele-
brated chewing-gum factory. This recalled instances in our high-
school life, when certain waste-baskets were never found devoid of
that particular commodity. Landing soon after, in a small field, we
entered the famous tea-room, and were greeted by none other than
Elizabeth Daly, Anna Annis, and Lucille Harmon! During lunch I
learned much of interest. Dorothy Fosdick was married and living in
Russia, while Lucille Lapointe was also in that blissful state,,and in
London. Theodore Stylianos was the proud owner of a large cheese
factory in Switzerland, and Roderick Fraser was busy amassing a
fortune at Monte Carlo! -
In spite of all these startling facts, we managed to consume a very
delectable lunch, and on returning to our duties in Colorado, two days
later, felt decidedly refreshed, and ready for twenty more years of self-
sacrificing, arduous labor.
I am often found in strange places, in fact, I frequently Hnd my-
self in an unexpected position. With this in mind, you may well believe
me, when I say that I was not more than mildly surprised when I
awakened one bright summer day on the side of a mountain. Instantly
my mind attempted to recall the events which had led me to lie down
in this place.
It has been said that to travel is to educate oneself 5 consequently
after graduation I had chosen this method of education as the one of
least resistance, and had left for New York and the Catskill Mountains.
A fewvhours after my arrival at a summer resort situated in these
mountains, I had left for a trip up the largest with a short, fat man,
looking like a bank director. We had stopped at a place where several
other men, strangely like my companion, were playing clock-golf and
refreshing themselves with lemonade.
Even then the affair reminded me of the one in which Rip Van
Winkle had played such an unfortunate part, nevertheless, I had
partaken of the lemonade and become drowsy. The result Was, that I
had lain down to sleep in this spot and remained there ever since.
Having become fully convinced that I had been asleep twenty
years, I decided that the date must be July 4, 1949. I felt of my face
and head. My beard had grown to at least two and one-half feet, and
my hair would have had to be measured in yards. All this, I decided,
must be taken in a matter-of-course fashion. I supposed my joints
creaked. I moved my legs slowly. Yes, they did, and I was painfully
stiff. My clothes were in tatters, and I was a sorry sight.
While debating what my next step should be, I heard footsteps
approaching. The intruder proved to be a tall man in a general's
"Wesley Haynes," I cried, "what are you doing here P"
"Steve Gilbodyf' he ejaculated, "where have you been all these
When I told my story, he proved to me that my guess as to the
date had been correct. He explained to me that he and his troops were
stationed here over the holiday.
General Haynes escorted me back to camp, and graciously provided
me with food, clothes, a bath, a shave, and a haircut. I explained to
him that I wished to return to Nashua.
"Sure," he said, "Elmer Corey and -Ted Wilkins will take you
back with them in about twenty minutes."
The means of locomotion proved to be a huge airship, which mv
two classmates told me was the result of Nezzy's proving Einstein's
theory of insulation against gravity. The ship was operated by
magnets. They also told me that Nashua now reached from what had
been Manchester to Boston and was the world's largest city because of
the fact that certain magnetic lines of force existed only over that
TUSITALA 8 5
When we arrived in Nashua, my two friends left me in the hands
of George Biskaduros, who was the city manager. I congratulated him
upon his successg and he told me many things of interest concerning
our classmates as we walked toward his office. For instance, Leona
Cohen and Anne Oulton were great successes as lawyers. Phil
Dubois, Paul Levesque, and Arthur Smith were designers of all the
great airports of the world. Of course this information aroused my
curiosity concerning my classmates, and I asked for more.
"Alfred Guimond and Lawrence Gauthier own a big baseball club,"
he said, "and George Sousane is the strong man of Danny Degasis'
circus. john Zinkawich is the famous magician of the same circus."
While he was relating this, my eyes were busy observing the sky-
scrapers of my native city. Under three clustered, golden balls was
the sign, "-I. Campbell, Pawnbrokerf' As I gazed in the dingy window,
I beheld Jeffrey, wearing a skull cap, and arguing with an Oriental.
"Well," I soliloquized, "I had always thought that he would be a poet."
George was speaking again. "Lorraine Webster and Ardelle
VVheeler are famous dancers," he said. "Alyce Kitchener and Geneva
Ledoux own a beauty parlor here in Nashua. Natalie Gauthier and
Thelma Ouellette are big brokers on Factory Street, which, by the way,
has replaced Wall Street as a Hnancial center. Helen McDonald a11d
Sadie O'Brien are bankers."
He told me that all these girls were very successful, a fact which
I was very glad to hear.
"What about Tom O'Neil?" I asked.
"Tom ?" he replied. "Here he comes now. He's President of the
"See you later," I cried, and ran over to shake hands with the
President. Immediately six secret-service men sprang at my throat,
but Tom called them off.
'fSteve!" he shouted, "come on up to the White House."
"Where is it ?" I asked.
"A few blocks down the street," he replied. "It has been moved
to Nashua permanently."
Of course I accepted, and on the way to the Executive Mansion I
retold my story. Tom generously asked me to stay with him, and l
When we arrived, we seated ourselves in some easy chairs.
"'Biscuit' was telling me of some of our classmates," I said.
"Suppose you continue."
' "Well," Tom answered, "Bennie Thomas designs Paris gowns for
women. Nason Fessenden has made a name for himself in polo. lLucv
Farmer and Mildred Shunaman are famous pedestrians. Wilfred
Pelletier and Frank Rancourt hold the two-man championship of the
world in ping-pong. Julia Turner and Madeline Walentukevich are
the leading historians of the world."
"just a minute," I said, "what about Helen Stapanon ?"
" 'Pinkie' is a wonderful artist," he replied, Hthe most popular
landscape painter in the world. Martha Curran is a famous actress.
She has, in fact, taken Ethel Rarrymoreis position. Ruth Smith, Hazel
johnson, and Antoinette Theroux are certified Public Accountants
11.uch in demand."
1 'gSelma Gatz and Lucy Lucien," I asked, "what has become of
t .em . "
"They," said the President, "are our famous athletes. Selma is
tennis champion of the world, and Lucy is the leading woman golfer of
the United States. Ho-hum, let's go to bed."
"All right," I agreed, "I don't need it, though. And say, vou be
sure to wake me up in the morning. One more sleep like my last one
and I'll be out of the picture."
' "Yep," he answered. Imagine telling the President to wake you
About ten minutes later I opened his bedroom door and said, "Hey,
Tom, what's became of Edie Vinnicombe ?" '
"Eddie's manager of the Westchester-Biltmore in New York City,"
And I retired, happy to think that my classmates were successful
in the world.
STEPHEN L. GILBODY
Confound that racket! An exploding bomb rocked the buildings
on Chicago's main thoroughfare as I swiftly shifted into something or
other and steered the Dodge around the prostrate bodies of a gunman
and his victim, sprawled inertly in my path. 'AA few more delays of
this type and I won't even make the last half of that game! Hmmm-
that reminds me, I haven't seen a good football scrimmage since I
graduated from high school, and that means fifteen years and six
months gone! Hello! What's this F" A tall gaudy figure, resplendent
in multi-colored robes, dashed frantically from a side street, two average
thugs in close pursuit. When the fugitive bounded upon my running
board with the agility of the desperate, I was slightly taken aback.
"All-powerful Sir," he gasped, "in the name of mercy bear me
hence and may Allah guide thy foot to the accelerator. Yon cut throat
dogs purpose to end this unworthy existence !"
"Sorry, Friend, but I'm late for a football game now," I replied
"Ah, but," came the final entreaty, "the secret of Sulahman dies
with me." He glanced at the onrushing brigands. "Defend me and
I share it with thee, O champion of lost causes." Realizing that the
score would be settled by now, I bade him cling on, and one hour later
drew up in a crowded street in Detroit. I then turned to look at my
protege. His scarlet turban and robes of gold brocade were unques-
tionably eastern, the flowing beard and fixed spirituality of his gate
immediately stamped him a seer.
Disembarking, he turned to me and spoke, "May Allah, the Alle
Compassionate and Merciful, smile upon thee this day and guide thee
into His Seventh Heaven of Bliss Eternal. Because thou hast this dav
shown mercy unto the oppressed, place beneath thy collar this singlt
duplicate of the Seal of Sulahman, and for fifteen minutes a week shall
thou know that which thou desirestf' So speaking, he slipped around
a corner. Leaning back in the car, I anxiously followed directions,
and began to concentrate.
From now on l find it increasingly difficult to express all that
occurred. ln the first place I seemed to be on the grandstand of the
'1 ia Juana race track. A line of thoroughbreds had just broken the
tape. Mobs were howling madly. But in the midst of a ring of camera
men, one arm about the neck of the winner, stood Jimmie Davis. "Yes,'
I heard him say to an eager reporter as he accepted the fifty thousand
dollar sweepstakes, "it's my first big race, but all I am or ever hope
to be, I owe to Pansy here." And at this Pansv whinnied a delighted
acknowledgement of the tribute.
Next I was shown the world's longest restaurant. "Adam and
Eve on a raft. Wreck 'em," a powerful voice boomed at one end of the
building. At the opposite end, two miles away, a man placed the desired
meal in an electric carry-all and waited the further instructions of
Imelda Smith, chief announcer of Child's, Inc.
Following this, my vision surveyed the stone steps of the mighty
Kremlin in Moscow. Surrounded by a throng of Russian nobility and
peasantry, Bob Griffith knelt in ermine robes. Above him stood a
person whom I took for a prime minister. "And now," quoth this
worthy, "having driven the hated Bolsheviki from our beloved coun-
try, I, Ivan Awfulitch, crown you Czar of all the Russians by the
Grace of God and the People." So saying, he placed the gorgeous dia-
dem upon the kingly brow of Robert I.
Thence was I swept to the enchanted waterways of Venice, in time
to see Elaine Pederzani paddling a tourist about in a gondola, while
from a balcony above, Lorraine Morin filled the night with the liquid
notes of "O Sole Mio." The incomprehensible insight recently grantel
informed me that the girls had set up a partnership, Elaine furnishing
the transportation, and Lorraine the local color for tourists.
Over the desert, in my next lapse, lurched the gaunt figure of a
camel. Clinging to its single hump, I discerned Winnie Mansfield and
Steve Gilbody, searching weary and hollow-eyed for water. "They,'
said the voice, "are endeavoring to catch up with the rear-guard of the
foreign Legion in Algeria, to which they sold their lives five years ago."
The ship of the desert, bearing its pitiful load, rocked on into the sunsct.
"Ladieeeees and gentlemen, how much am I offered for this
beautiful specimen of Mack truck? Not a cough in its engine, not a
8 8 TUSITALA
hole in its tank. What! Only 5500? Why, come, come, who will
triple this paltry offer? Coming, going, gone, and went." It took no
second glance to tell me that Lambert Burque was a successful
The mighty auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera House, packed
to the doors, slid into view. Even as I glanced at the stage, George
'I heriault, clad in the garb of a Hebrew captive clutched a temple pillar
in either brawny arm, and while singing the closing aria of "Samson
and Delilah," brought the house down. George an opera star! I
gasped. OY! ,
And in this manner the pictures Hew by, one showing me Janet
Tinker resplendent in her role of popular young dean of a female
Seminary with Betty Parks governing the Latin department, and Peter
Munton the swimming classg another, Julia Lycette fwith her last
name changedj receiving in her ow11 parlor a skilled dietician who
could take off more fat in one minute than consumption can in one year,
namely, Eunice Goodman. Scarcely have they begun the study and
discussion of Milton Sharpe's latest novel, "Her," when in pop Marjorie
.lohnson and Anne Gordon from their joint beauty parlor, where they
have been busy with repairs all day.
But really thrilling was the scene where Louise Shackford lay
bound to a wheelbarrow in the path of an onrushing locomotive while
john Chestnolvich pulled his black whiskers in fiendish glee. Although
I knew it to be a movie set-up from Hollywood, I felt quite relieved
when jason Kimball rode up on a champion steed, snatched the fair
creature from certain death, and slapped the villain on the wrist.
Then, too,I was shown the gigantic wild animal ranch which
Lillian Haselton and Dot Smith had' built up from their girlhood ex-
periences. At the same time, the sight of the dairy and egg farm in
which Bob Downey and Charlie Tebbetts had found happiness among
delighted hens and contented cows was a source of great satisfaction
Very beautiful indeed was the scene wherein Roger Poirier, who,
I learned, had been sent to Samoa as a missionary along with Ruth
Leach, as pianist, gathered his little flock together under the palms to
explain to them the evils of eating each other. But at this junction the
spirit of' Sulahman warned me that the fifteen minutes were nearly up.
"Do away with the pictures," I cried. "Tell me yourself what has be-
come of them! I must know. I must!"
' "Beatrice Currul," intoned the majestic voice, "is now an interior
decorator of the first rank. To her has been assigned the decoration
of the King of England's new palace. Bill Law is conducting a
scienlihc exploration of the island of Sumatra. Russell Noyes is
captain of a liner on the Chinese sea, having spent two years before
the mast and five in other parts of the ship. You have only to gaze
on the towering skyscrapers back in Nashua to gauge Neil Putnam's
success as a contractor. Visit any big college game and you will find
Albina Dublow as a professional cheer leader. When they purchase
her services, they simply can't lose. Even now Raymond Roy is in
Paris sketching the Follies Queen, Agatha Hackett. Next to Frank
Szebak's electrical truck farm, Herbert Snow has opened a summer
home. He, by the way, is holding down a big job on the daily Globe.
Under the name of 'Mother of the Freshmen' Ruth Parnell is runnin!
a college boarding house with great success in New Haven. Oh, this 1-9
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eggbeater is an invention which has revolutionized the world! Mildred
Sullivan has reduced the teaching of the popular St. Vitus Dance to
a matter of two hours! And if you ever hear Esther Stone sing in
that Downtown night club wait-I'll give you the address-But your
time as up."
The voice had died away, yet I felt a tug at my arm. "See here,
Bozo, your time is up. How long do you think you can park on a busy
corner anyhow," shouted a big traffic cop in my ear.
"Oh, pardon me, Olhcerf' I apologized. "I thought you were an
"Say, do you want to get a ticket, Fresh Guy ?" The brute snapped
out. "Better move those wheels in a quick way." I made them move.
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