Nashua High School - Tusitala Yearbook (Nashau, NH)
- Class of 1936
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HEADMASTER WALTER S. NESMITH
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In loving gratitude and commemoration for their patient en-
deavor to guide us through four of our most memorable years, we
dedicate this book to the Faculty.
The Class of 1936.
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Cheney E. Lawrence
Mabel E. Brown
Grace E. Campbell
Helen M. Coffey
Nellie Mae Connor
Elizabeth F. Cornell
Margaret S. Cote
Martha C. Cramer
Lillian A. Dowd
Eda B. Hoitt
Gertrude V. Jacques
Patrick J. Morley
Evelyn C. Nesmith
Henry R. Sharpe
May E. Sullivan
WALTER S. NESMITH, Headmaster
Business Training. Bookkeeping
Stenography, Typewriting, ClericaI,Off1ce Practice
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Secretarial Olice Practice, Clerical Ofiice Practice
Helen Willette' Niles Jensen Jennie Aponovich
Bronca Mazeika John Williams Frank Aponovich
Paul Bertrand Louise Dubois Elaine Merrill
Ethel Bredenburg Marjorie French Jeanette Morey Estelle St. Onge
George Britton Paul Hamel Dorothy Osgood Wanda Shepard
Gilbert Clement Martin Holt Paul Ouellet Dorothy Stepanon
Camille Corriveau Katherine Kiratsos Benjamin Parker John Stylianos
George Coutsonikas Lucien Laliberte Cyprus Paskeyich Phyllis Sudsbury
Helen Doyle Arlene Lougee Helen Pialtos William Trainovich
Sylvia Porter Paul E. Burns
Class of l936
E. Webster Whitney Thelma Leith. Camille Corriveau. Helen Doyle
Helen Pialtos Albert Hardy Dorothy Osgood Paul Bertrand
Ruth Andrews Tillie Finkle Theodore Marshall Dorothy Stepanon
James Clifford Niles Jensen June Noonan Julia Terris
Germaine Theroux Victor Webster
Jennie Aponovich Bronca Mazeika Helen Willette
Miss Cra mer
Mr. Canlield Miss Jacques Miss Cornell Miss Dowd
Class Q cers
john Williams Jennie Aponovich
Vice President Business Manager
Lillian Blake Frank Aponovich
Frank Aponovich Dorothy Osgood
Vice President Business Manager
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Best Girl Athlete
Best Boy Athlete
Best Girl Dancer
Best Dressed Boy
Class Man Hater
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PHILIP WARREN ACKLEY
No boy can ever forget "Flip" He is popu-
lar among the boys. but he has no use for the
women. He was quiet in class and paid strict
attention to his lessons.
ALBERT RAYMOND ANCTIL
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"Doc" possesses patriotic fervor. Maybe his
ambition is to become an army officer-who knows?
We do know that his deep baritone voice would
certainly enliven the barracks! Glee Club II, III.
PAUL G. ANCTIL
Paul's witty remarks and continual good humor
often dispelled the gloom from our over-burdened
UD minds. His good nature and his vitality
made him an outstanding personality of the class.
RUTH HENRIETTA ANDREWS
We could always hear "Andy's" pleasant giggle
in school. She is interested in becoming a journa-
list and we all hope she will succeed. Tennis Club
II: Art Club III. IV: "Sauce for the Goslings"
III: Decorating Committee for Junior and Senior
Proms: Chairman Social Committee for Art Club
IV: Glee Club IV.
"Pepper" always worried about her lessons and
wanted to be sure they were right before she passed
them in. However. she always had time to play
and chat with all her friends and to join in their
laughter. She belonged to the Home Economics
Club II, III,
ANNE H. APONOVICH
"Blondie" was studious, and always completed
things on time. Her pleasing manner and quick
smile captured our friendship for life. We know
she will succeed in anything she undertakes. We
wish you success. "Blondie" Girls' Tennis
Team III. Captain IV: Upper Fourth.
FRANK APONOVICH. JR.
"Jerry" is known for his dependability and
good nature. Let his list of activities vouch for
his popularity. Tatller Reporter II: Basketball
ll. III. Captain IV: President of Class III: Busi-
ness Manager of Class IV: Circulation Manager
of Tultler IV: Checking Committee at Alumni
JENNIE ROSE APONOVICH
Jennie is the girl with so many new dresses.
She is a walking model of "what the smart young
lady will wear." Jennie always goes about her
work in a quiet way-she never shows a sign of
care. but we know better. Tennis Club III, Vice
President IV: Manager of Girls' Tennis Team III.
IV: Secretary of Class IV: Associate Editor of
Tusttulag Upper Fourth.
"Red's" favorite hobby is to relax. How we
did envy the ease with which he went through his
classes! I-Ie was always ready to share a ioke
with his classmates, and more than often had one
to offer in return.
Arthur has a genuine sense of humor. A1-
though small in stature he made it up in per-
sonality, He was a real friend.
BEATRICF CECILE BAKER
"Bea" was always full of fun, and when she
laughed the rest laughed with her. Home Eco-
nomics II. III, IV: Tennis IV: Cheerleading IV:
Vice President A. A. IV: Senior Play Usher:
Ticket and General Committee Alumni Dance.
CLARA ELLEN BAKER
Clara can blush like a rose. She is silent when
she should be, yet can talk when the proper time
comes. Glee Club II, IV: Dramatics Club IV.
GEORGE H. BAKER
"Filibuster" is remembered by everyone as a
loquacious person who is never satisfied unless he
is talking. In spite of this peculiar trait. "Fili-
buster" has many friends and is a likable chap.
LEWIS CHARLES BALBAN
"Louie" never seemed to worry about the fu-
ture. Being a mischief maker. he enjoyed play-
ing pranks on his friends. His witty remarks
were eagerly awaited by all. Baseball II, IV:
Basketball III: Track IV.
ANNA LOUISE BANCROET
Who could resist Anna's captivating smile or
fail to enjoy her quickness to see the funny side
of every situation? Added to this joviality. her
musical ability made her an all-round chum. Dra-
matics Club III: Orchestra III, IV: Senior Play:
Glee Club IV: Upper Fourth.
"Bunzo" is one of our outstanding athletes.
having acquired three letters, one each for basket-
ball. football. and baseball. He is very popular
among the boys, but is rather shy with the girls.
Basketball II. III, IV: Baseball II, III, Captain
IV: Football III, IV.
I "O. T."
HO. T." is a gay and carefree fellow. He al-
ways seems contented with whatever the day
brings and never passes up a chance to bother the
JOHN EDWARD BARRY
'ADuke" is a quiet boy but a jolly fellow. He is
always willing to lend a helping hand. He was
a member of the Football Team I: Track Team
I, II: Tattler Reporter I, II: Decoration Commit-
tee Alumni Dance.
"Beanies" cheerful smile is always present. She
is one girl you can't help liking. She is full of
fun, and sometimes takes pleasure before duty.
"Beanie" is always happy and friendly to every-
one, and her friends are many and true. Home
Economics Club II, III, IV.
ALBERT THOMAS BECHARD
"Al" was so quiet, at times, that it was hard
to realize he was present in school. But his cheer-
ful countenance and greeting were always wel-
comed by all his many friends.
Leah is the type of girl who keeps in the back-
ground and does not fancy holding a position in the
limelight. Her utter frankness astounded us at
times, but was always appreciated.
CARMELLE GERTRUDE BELANGER
Carmelle could always be depended upon to have
the latest thing in clothes. Everything she under-
took was done with care and punctuality. She
was very quiet, but was appreciated by her class-
mates as a valuable friend. -
John is a quiet, unpresuming fellow. He al-
ways has an innocent expression on his face, but
as the saying goes, "Looks are only skin deep."
He was a live wire in our classes, and we certain-
ly appreciated his company.
PAUL E. BERTRAND
What have we here-a second George Arliss?
"Bert" certainly acts that way, although he doesn't
have to assume a humorous part. for he's the best
of fun at all times."The Delusion" IV: Tusitala
Paragrapher IV: Upper Fourth: Class Prophet.
We can do without some things in life. but a
sense of humor is indispensable. "Yvonne's" is
excellent. He is always willing to joke and be
joked about. He made friends with everyone in
school. and his laughter will always be echoing
in the corridors and in our memories. Track III.
Was "Bibbs" proud of that "N" he made in
football, and rightly so! He is remembered as one
of our foremost athletes. Baseball III: Track
III: Football III, IV.
JOYCE ELIZABETH BICKFORD
"Bicky" was frequently found in the school li-
brary during her senior year. trying to quiet the
noisy underclassmen. but nevertheless they all liked
her because of her pleasant disposition. Biology
Club II: Press Club IV: Upper Fourth.
HERBERT ALEXANDER BIL BOW
"Bert" is one of the most likable fellows in
the class. He surprised many a young lady when
he sang a solo at the Christmas Assembly-another
Nelson Eddy in the making. Glee Club IV: Tick-
et Committee Senior Play: Tatller Reporter IV.
CLAIRE R. BJORKMAN
We simply idolizecl that twinkle in her eyes.
but at times they took on a dreamy aspect, as if
some hidden secret might be lodging there. Home
Economics Cluh II.. IV: Glee Club IV.
LILLIAN RUTH BLAKE
"Lil" is one of the most outstanding girls in
our class for her all-round ability. Her record
is an excellent one. Dramatics Club II, III, IV:
Orchestra II, III. IV: mlnrysting Place" III: Tat-
ller Reporter III, Personals Editor IV: Vice Presi-
dent of Class IV: Senior Play: "A Wedding" IV:
Associate Editor Tusitalag Valedictorian.
"Winnie" possesses a weakness for dramatics
and rightly so, for he has remarkable talent. His
witty remarks enlivened many a dull class. Dra-
matics Club IV: Senior Play: 'AA Wedding" IV.
PAUL J. BLOOD
"Captain" was never serious. I-Ie comprised
the advisory board of the student body. He did
good work on the Stage Committee for Senior
Play and ushered at graduation III.
. . "SHADOW"
"Shadows" favorite pastime is hunting and fish-
ing. He is our outdoor enthusiast. "Shadow"
could work miracles with fishing tackle, reeling
in specimens that were never known to exist in
that particular body of water. Track IV.
Was there ever such a bashful fellow? "Ray"
blushed from ear to ear in the presence of the
frilly opposite sex CPD. But nevertheless he was
always genial and smiling, It is a pleasure to
have "Ray" as one of our friends.
CHARLES BOSKA -
"Charlie" worked silently and earnestly through-
out his school career. His red hair belied his even
disposition, He was a member of the Upper
PAUL EDGAR BOUCHARD
"Sand-Boy" has nice blond wavy hair and he is
always well dressed. It is a pleasure to have him
in our class, for he is one of those pupils who
make a class seem more interesting. We hope' he
realizes his ambition to become an optometrist.
Where there's room for a giggle, there's always
room for "Sis," She could always be distin-
guished by her extreme good nature and proved
herself enjoyable company for all her classmates.
MAURICE R. BOULANGER
Maurice was always quiet and reserved in school.
but always pleasant to chat with. His ambition
is to become a priest. The Class of '36 wishes
you the best of luck, Maurice. for we know you
ELIZABETH MARY BRADLEY
"Betty" always did her own work, never ex-
pecting someone else to do it for her. I-Ier quali-
ties should take her a long way on the road to
success. Home Economics Club II, III, IV.
We all knew "Skids" with her blond hair and
schoolgirl complexion which was always wreathed
with gay smiles. Tattler Reporter III: Dramatics
Club III: Tusitala Paragrapher.
GEORGE G. BRITTON
"Billy's" mischievous pranks were never-end-
ing. and we often laughed when we should have
been studying, "Bill" was captain of the cross-
country team during his fourth year and also a
CAMILLE J. BRODEUR
Ambitious-that describes Camille. She wants
to become a musician or a nurse, Well, which-
ever line of work she takes up. we know from
observation in school that she will be a success.
Chemistry Club III: Glee Club III, IV.
J. PERSHING BULGER
Everyone who knew Pershing will remember
him for his perpetual cheerfulness and his incor-
ruptible honesty. I-Ie was a person everyone was
happy to know. Track II. IV: Usher Gradua-
tion III: Upper Quarter,
ELIZABETH JANE BUNDY
Attractive. popular, sweet, a good student-
that is "Betty," ever-willing, but never presum-
ing. She is a girl everyone is happy to know.
Dramatics Club II: Tattler Reporter I. II, As-
sistant School Notes Editor III. Alumni Editor
IV: Press Club IV: Senior Play: "The Delusionu
IV: Lunch Counter IV: Upper Fourth.
PAUL EMIL BURNS
We shall always remember Paul because of his
continual search through dusty volumes which
had not been opened for years and his ready store
of knowledge of literature and science. Dramatics
Club III. IV: Senior Play.
ELOISE J. BURQUE
"Burkie" is the live wire of the class. and al-
ways on the go. We know she'll succeed in what-
ever she attempts because of her initiative and
alertness. Dramatics Club II, III: Ticket Com-
mittee Senior Play: Press Club IV.
ISRAEL NAPOLEON CARON
Israel is the quiet. reserved type. He never
bothered much with participating in outdoor sports.
but was always an eager onlooker. His school
work always came first with him.
GEORGE JOHN EAVOUR CACHIONA
We point with pride to 'AProfessor." He was
the class example of grit and courage. He had a
smile for everybody and was well liked by the en-
tire student body. Upper Fourth: Class Orator,
, JOSEPH CHAINSKI
Who can ever forget "Joe's" slow drawl which
reminded us of the sunny South? "Joe" always
managed to slip into his seat a split second be-
fore the last bell. But for all that he excelled in
football. Football IV: Track IV: Tattler Re-
JULIUS P. CI-IAPLICK
"Chappie" is liked and admired by everyone who
comes in contact with him. He has a way of
taking life easy, and never uses more energy than
is necessary. Football I, II, III, IV: Track III,
IV: General Committee A. A. Dance IV.
BEATRICE IRENE CHARRON
"Bee" is a quiet and studious girl. Once out-
side of school. she was loads of fun. When she
walked around the corridors in the morning. she
was always merry and smiling. Home Economics
"Rob" was a studious scholar. His ways never
interfered with those of others, and his quiet ac-
ceptance of all situations was a fine example to
follow. "Rob" is one of our few boy commer-
cial students and he certainly did well in this
course. Upper Fourth.
'ASteph" is always her natural self and has a
smile for everyone, Everything she said was
worth while saying, How we envied the ease
with which she talked when giving oral book re-
ports in Englishf Upper Fourth.
We shall always remember ."Ted" for his good
nature and ever-present smile. He was very so-
ciable and could very seldom be found alone. He
was always ready to share in some innocent fun.
but never disturbed the class unnecessarily.
"Chris." one of our tallest girls. is always
smiling twhen she doesn't laughb. She led them
down the aisle, too. but that was when she ushered
at the Senior Play. Dramatics Club II: Cheer-
leader III: Home Economics Club IV.
GILBERT WILLIAM CLEMENT
"Gillie" was the quiet sort, well-known and
well-liked by everyone. Having no time for
athletics or social activities. he still found time
for studies. Wiring Committee Senior Play IV:
SHIRLEY ELIZABETH CLEMENT
Shirley is an exceptionally quiet girl and very
seldom does any talking except when necessary.
We liked to hear her strong alto voice during mu-
sic period. No one could resist her shy smile.
Dramatics Club III: Glee Club IV: Usher Senior
JAMES V. CLIFFORD
"Jimmy" seems to be one of those few gifted
persons who know what to do and when to do it.
I-Ie is quiet when that is the appropriate thing.
but nothing funny escapes his sight. Art Club
III. IV: Junior and Senior Prom Decoration Com-
mittee: Golf Club IV.
BETTIE IRENE COOK
"Cookie" was our "Dancing Lady." With such
a winning personality she made many friends both
with girls and boys. Home Economics Club II.
III. IV: Vaudeville Nights IV1 Cheerleading IV.
CAMILLE HENRIETTA CORRIVEAU
Could we get along without beauty and wit?
In Camille we found both. With a smile on her
lips, she was liked everywhere by everyone. Dra-
matics Club II, Ill. IV: Senior Play: "Delusion"
IV: A. A. Committee IV: Tusitala Paragrapherz
ANGELINE MARY CONSTANTINO
We certainly will miss "Angie's" good nature.
She is always laughing and talking. and full of the
"dickens." too. Basketball II: Home Economics
II. III: Biology Club II: Tennis Club III: Art
Club III. IV: Chemistry Club III: Chairman Dec-
orating Committee A. A. Dance IV: Junior and
Senior Prom Decorating Committee.
I.UI.U DEIVIETRA COSTAS
I,ulu is a vivacious, pretty brunette. Whenever
there was a good time going on, I.ulu was always
there. She is an excellent dancer and 11 good
sport. Usher at Senior Play.
CLAIRE LAURETTE COTE
Sweet and coyi Nevertheless. Claire was loads
of fun and a cute little actress. Must we say
au-revoir. Claire? Dramatics Club II. III, IV.
Tennis III: "Delusion" IV: Senior Play: Glee
Club IV: Press Club IV.
RICHARD H. COTE
"Dick" is one of our best athletes. specializing
in basketball. He is very popular with his class-
mates. especially the girls. I-Ie will always be
remembered as the last person to come to school
in the morning, Talller Reporter II: Basketball
II. III. IV: Baseball II, IV.
ROSE C. COTE
"Rosie's" record shows her popularity. and un-
doubtedly her pleasant smile helps out. Tattler
Reporter I: Treasurer Home Economics Club II:
Home Economics Club II, III. President IV: Vice
President Junior Class III: Tennis Club IV: Cheer-
leader IV: Secretary Athletic Association IV: Usher
Senior Play IV: Ticket and General Committees
Alumni Dance IV.
"Squirmy" was our midget friend. but al-
though she was small she was always heard in the
room. She was a mischievous person who loved
to get into trouble. but could always be found
with a host of friends. "Sauce for the Goslings"
III: Dramatics Club III, IV: Tattler Reporter III.
Senior Literary Editor IV: Prompter for Senior
Play and "The Florist Shop" IV.
"Kutsi" is a friend to every one and every one
is his friend. His pleasant disposition and his
cheerful smile brought admiration from all his
classmates. and we know he'll be a leader wherever
he goes. Senior Play Ticket Committee IV:
MADELINE AGNES COUTSONIKAS
"lVlady" is a jolly girl. though not noisy, and
a valuable friend. She is one of our popular
girls. who is always happy and certainly enjoys
dancing. We all envy the way she can tap dance.
We hope that some day she may become Ruby
Keeler's successor. Home Economics Club II, III.
IV: Chairman of Refreshment Committee Alumni
Dance: Usher Senior Play: Dramatics Club IV.
ALTHEA L. CUMMINGS
"Allie" is quiet in manner, but there is always
a certain twinkle in her eyes that keeps us guess-
ing. When you become acquainted with her she's
lots of fun!
ARTHUR JOSEPH D'AlVlOUR
"Katal" did not allow the fact that he was an
athlete to interfere with his scholarship. His witty
remarks provoked many a laugh and often alle-
viated the dullness of the schoolroom. Football
II, III, IV: Track II, III, IV: Refreshment Com-
mittee Alumni Dance IV.
"Tip" brightened every class with her witty
answers and her contagious laugh. How she could
argue! She surely made the scales "Tip" in her
favor. Glee Club III. IV: Press Club IV.
DANIEL C. DEE
"Danny," while a quiet chap, is a deep thinker.
He never complains about anything and takes
everything with a smile. He has a remarkably
"Franny" is one of our smallest classmates. He
was so quiet that we didn't know he was in the
room. but that didn't stop us from liking him
immensely. He has our best wishes for his suc-
"Toots" could always be depended upon to give
sound advice in all matters. Her judgment was
sincerely appreciated by her classmates. Her friend-
ly manner brought her much popularity and many
HELEN DOROTHY DERES
"Dot" will always be remembered for her quiet
unassuming air. She went about her work in a
carefree manner. but her classmates knew that she
took her work seriously.
Paul is the quiet. loyal chap whom we shall
never forget. Though work deprived him of time
for school activities, he found time to study and
gain high grades as well as high esteem among us.
"Bob" is one of our golf enthusiasts, And he
certainly knows how to swing that driver. I-Ie
has a joke on hand whenever one is needed. and
Bob's iokes are always needed. Checking Com-
mittee Junior Prom III: Property Committee Sen-
ior Play IV: Golf IV.
Ruth is tall. graceful. and pretty. Besides that
she has a host of staunch friends. She is our most
bashful girl, but her shyness becomes her. I-Ier
wonderful sense of humor made her El valuable as-
set to our class,
CECILE JEANNE DIONNE
"Cil" will always be remembered as the girl
who never missed a football game or a night at
the library. Her favorite sport is basketball. in
which she excels. Home Economics Club II.
"Pepper's" great ambition is to be an orchestra
leader. and we all know she will be a success be-
cause she was such an asset to our orchestra with
her sweet-toned violin. Orchestra I. II. III, IV.
GEQRGE HADLEY DOOLEY
Did you ever see "Dooley" when he was angry?
There was always an atmosphere of pleasantness
wherever he was. and he'd always readily lend
anyone a helping hand. Tuttler Reporter II:
Senior Play IV: Dramatics Club IV: Stage Com-
mittee Senior Play IV: Upper Fourth.
fig EDITH DOUZANIS
l ' "EFFIE"
"EfHe" is very attractive with natural brown
curly hair and brown eyes. We shall always re-
member "Edie" as a fine artist with a very quiet
and sedate manner. Home Economics Club II:
Biology Club II: Art Club II: Decorating Com-
mittee .Iunior and Senior Proms.
HELEN DOROTHEA DOYLE
Helen is one of the class's best actresses. Her
part in the Senior Play was well done. and take a
look below at her dramatic activities. The class
has heard that she can do a "Katherine Hepburn"
in great style. Dramatics Club II. III. IV: "Tryst-
ing Place" III: Ofncer Dramatics Club IVZ State
Tournament Play IV: Senior Play: Reception
Committee for A. A. Dance IV: Press Club IV:
Tusitalu Paragrapher: Upper Fourth.
How shall we be able to get along without Anita
and her pleasant disposition, bubbling laugh. and
contagious optimism? Her cheerful presence was
eagerly enjoyed by her many friends when she
wasn't too busy giving her lessons a 'Aonce over."
"Ed" is another one of those quiet chaps with
little to say except to his most intimate friends.
He was one of the stooges of a certain Economics
Though short in stature. "Commissioner" will
always be high in our thoughts of him. His
classmates often envied the good-natured wav in
which he took the many jokes that were played
on him, He also liked to see a joke played on
Louise has many friends who know her and
respect her for her good character, good nature.
and friendliness. She was a member of the Home
Economics Club II, and Paragrapher for Tusitala.
"Bing" had a most calm and well-modulated
voice. Thats why we just loved to hear her talk.
That's not surprising: "Bings" usually have sooth-
ing voices. don't they? Home Economics Club II.
Margaret was always her sweet natural self,
never pretending. I-Ier presence was always eager-
ly accepted by her classmates, and she had a win-
ning smile for everyone. Home Economics Club
We cannot picture "Gee" without her mischie-
vous giggle and her impressive dark eyes. She
was a real "pal" to everyone and more than once
helped to drive away the blues. Home Economics
Club II: Upper Fourth.
LORRAINE ELEANOR DUGAS i
"Dugie" is always eager to have a good time
and is a friend to all. Her large wardrobe of
clothes was anxiously consulted by her classmates
as the latest thing a modern miss should wear.
DIONYSIUS S. ECGNOMOPOULOS
"Danny" always came to school prepared, Giv-
ing his work a "brushing over" became a hobby.
He received high ranks for his school work but was
not too busy to participate in many school activi-
ties. Track Manager III. IV: Senior Play IV:
Debating Club IV: Golf IV: Upper Fourth.
"Polly" was a grand girl and a lruc friend.
Her winning ways and pleasant personality caused
her to be liked by everyone. Dramatics Club II,
IV: Upper Fourth.
"Charlie's" activities centered around the South
Common tennis courts when they were in use.
He was a Bill Tilden in the making. Tennis III,
IV: Senior Play IV: Press Club IV: Upper Fourth.
CHARLES BECKLY FARMER
"Bunny" is musical-minded, and his ambition
is to become an orchestra leader. We're sure that
with all his pep his ambition will be realized. We
wish him all the luck in the world. Librarian:
Boys' Band IV: Orchestra II: Football II: Cheer-
"Ellsy" is very studious and ambitious. I-Ie was
very bashful in school. but once he was on a foot-
ball field he was dangerous. He was very popular
with the boys and was one of our best looking
GEORGE FELTON - I K
"Jiggs" is a friend to all, although he is a very
quiet fellow. I-le knew what was going on in
class at all times and was ready with an answer
to some of the most puzzling questions. Tattler
Reporter II: Glee Club II, III, IV.
TILLIE FRANCES EINKLE
Tillie's laugh resounded merrily at unexpected
moments. We know she will succeed in becom-
ing a famous designer. Tillie is loved by her
friends because she is good-natured and jolly. Art
Editor Tatrler I, II, III. IV: Art Club III, IV:
Tennis Club IV: Decorating Committee Junior
and Senior Proms: Upper Fourth.
"Mae" is silent when she should be, yet can
talk when the proper time comes. Her beautiful
blush cannot be rivalled. She is what you may
call a "peach of a friend."
ALAETHARIOS D. ELORAS
"Monk" loved practical jokes and indulged in
them often. He mixed work and pleasure quite
successfully. I-Ie was well-known for his athletic
activities. Checking Committee Junior Prom III:
Baseball III, IV: Football III, IV: Track IV.
Blanche's ways were those of quietness, but she
had a way about her that made people look a sec-
ond time when she went by. A swell pal is
Blanche. Her lovely voice gave her a deserved
place in the Glee Club.
MARJORIE FRENCH I
"Marge" is the happy-go-lucky young lady who
with her pleasant disposition won the hearts of
all her classmates. How we did envy the way
in which she could get her lessons in on time!
We hope you continue to be as punctual as you
were in school. "Marge" Upper Fourth: Tusitala
WILLIAM ERNEST FULLER I
"Bill" was a Hudson boy, but that will never
count against him in the hearts of his classmates.
He could give a joke when one was needed, and
when "Bill" was around, you could be sure there
would be no dull moments.
LESTER FRED FULLING
Although "Flash" appears at a first glance to
be quiet. he is one of the class wits and his jokes
are certainly original. Wiring Committee Senior
Play IV: Track IV.
Cleo was one of our most industrious students,
but whenever there was any fun going on. Cleo
was on hand. If pleasure and business when mixed
represented success, Cleo would find it immedi-
LAURA GEORGETTE GAGNON
"Laurie" is one of our tallest Qirls. and she
walks in such a dignified manner. She was always
busy doing something, but she found time to ioin
our Glee Club, and we certainly appreciated her
"Ray" has ever so many pals because he is so
jolly. That which he is, he will continue to be-
a friend to one, a friend to all. Tattler Reporter
II. IV: Senior Play: Orchestra IV: Boys' Band IV.
PETER GAIDIS, JR.
"Kid Gaicho" wished to have everything done
precisely. "As long as it's done on time" was
his motto. His teammates will remember him as
the most powerful hitter on the golf team-am
other Bobby Jones in the making. Golf Il. III,
Captain and Manager IV: Debating Club IV: De-
bating Team IV: Upper Fourth.
JEANNE TREVOR GAUTIER
Tall. slender, filled with pep is "Trevor" We
never found her ill-at-ease nor out-of-sorts, but
always willing and efficient, as her achievements
prove. Tennis Team II: Glee Club II, IV:
Chairman of Ushers Senior Play: "Delusion" IV:
Press Club IV: Decoration Committee Junior
Prom: Reception Committee at Alumni Dance:
"Angie" is a good sport and is always ready
for fun. She had friends everywhere. With such
an attractive personality we know she will al-
ways be popular. Dramatics Club II.
"Shorty" is looked up to by every one of us.
as his nickname is derived from his slight stature.
which is about six feet two inches. He seems
bashful and quiet. but not to those who know
him well. although he is both studious and hard-
working. Upper Fourth.
ROBERT PATRICK GILMORE
"Gilly" is a bashful. blushing, handsome per-
son with a stature that is somewhat over the six-
foot mark. His sunny disposition makes him an
ideal friend. He was a member of the school's
football team during his stay in high school. Foot-
ball I, II, III, IV.
ALBERT CHARLES GOLDEN
"Al" is one of those boys who look as if they
were continually solemn and destined to be Su-
preme Court Justices, but he liked a good bit of
fun as well as any of us. Orchestra I: Boys'
Band I, II. III, IV: Senior Play: Upper Fourth.
H. LOUISE GOODALE
"Squeeza" is a very talented dancer and has
traveled a great deal. Her ambition is to become
an aviatrix. Happy Landing. "Squeeza!" Dra-
matics Club IV: Senior Play.
"Speed" was known and liked by boys and
girls-Ha quiet chap with a peach of a sense of
humor. A'Speed" had no time for social activi-
ties. but he was as high in his studies as he will al-
ways be in our thoughts of him. Upper Fourth.
MILDRED M. GOSSELIN
"Milly" has something about her winning, gen-
uine smile, that just makes everyone want to smile
with her. She is always ready to appreciate good
I.I.OYD S. GRAHAM
"Toby" is a bundle of dynamite: ask any mem-
ber of an opposing team on the gridiron. He used
to go through that line like a whirlwind, carrying
the ball nearer the goal. Football I. II, III. Cap-
tain IV: Baseball II, III, IV.
"Ann" is always full of fun in and out of
classes. She has many friends among whom she
is a favorite. She is always full of joy and ready
to participate in any merry gathering.
Andrew is a tall. blond fellow whose company
is eagerly sought by all. His calm. unrufiled man-
ner is one of his most pleasing characteristics.
GEORGE HERBERT GUILD
"Gige" enjoys a bit of fun once in a while but
otherwise is ver uiet. He didn't o in for
V Cl Il
many outside activities but lent a hand whenever
he was able. Upper Fourth.
"Gurky" was never caught frowning. and when
in his company. no one could wear a frown. I-Ie
had a SIOre of witty remarks which never deserted
him. Athletics is his main hobby. Track III.
IV: Cross Country IV.
LILLIAN E. GUYETTE
'iLil" is a great artist. and her one ambition is
to be a success along this line. We. the class of
'36, wish you success. "Lil." Senior Play Pub-
licity Committee: Art Club III, IV: Junior and
Senior Prom Decoration Committee.
EDWARD PAUL HAMEL
"Sonny" may have been small in stature, but
he certainly made up for his size with his pranks
in class. He was one of the industrious para-
graphers for the Tusitala.
MARTIN JOSEPH HANSBERRY
"Marty" is one of our conservative young men.
Although inconspicuous in class and activities,
"Marty" did come to the fore as an actor in our
Senior Play, where he blustered in fine style as
the "hard-boiled" detective.
ALBERT LEONARD HARDY
"Professor" had the highest scholastic standing
of the boys. and the class is very proud of him.
He is mechanically inclined and we have been told
that his father has a hard time trying to keep
the family bus together. Talller Reporter I:
Upper Fourth: Class Prophet.
Crandall was soft-spoken and calm, and his char-
acter seemed to emanate conservatism and quiet-
ness. But Crandall could laugh and joke, al-
though always in his own quiet manner.
We all liked to hear "Jimmie" speak in her
soft-toned voice. She had a quiet, sedate man-
ner. but could be a very facetious person at the
Marie was the leading lady in our senior play
and came through with flying colors. She was
quiet and liked by everyone. She always found
time to do her German homework and was will-
ing to help one who hadn't done it. "Remote
"Bill" was popular with the boys, and equally so
with the girls. A good athlete is always in de-
mand. and Bill was a shining example of a good
athlete. Tattler Reporter I: Baseball III: Foot-
ball I, II, III. IV.
"Bill" always tries to look serious, but we
know that he isn't. Whatever he says seems to
make everyone laugh. He was well liked by the
many friends he had.
"Red," well known for his curly hair and good
looks, topped off by a captivating smile, was an
all-around favorite among his classmates. Boys'
Band I. II. III. IV: Tusirala Paragrapher IV: Up-
"Archie" was a favorite with all. His ready
smile was readily accepted by everyone who came
in contact with him. How he did bluff in and
out of class, though! His keen sense of humor
will be remembered by all his classmates. Dra-
matics Club IV.
NILES FREDERICK JENSEN
Time and actifities certainly did not wait for
Niles. He was on the Track Squad III: a mem-
ber of the Dramatics Club II. III, IV: Junior and
Senior Prom Decorating Committee: "Trysting
Place" III: in the Senior Play: and also in the
Radio and State Tournament Plays. He was
President of the Art Club IV and Associate Edi-
tor of the Tusitula.
"Hennie" is the girl who went through school
with a smile and always knew her history and en-
joyed Shakespeare. But she could always find time
to go horseback riding. in which she excelled.
Property Committee for Senior Play.
"Ted" is the quiet type of person whose pres-
ence is enjoyed by everybody everywhere. He had
a knack of answering questions which nobody
could figure out. He received good ranks for his
studies and was a member of the Upper Fourth.
BERNARD ALFRED KAMIENICKI
We have yet to meet anyone that could even
compare with "Brownie" He is a quiet sort of
chap. but with a smile playing over his features
all day long, and a friend that we can be proud
and fortunate to have. "Brownie" went in for
athletics. too. Basketball I, II. III: Track III, IV:
Cross Country IV: Junior Prom Refreshment and
JENNIE BARBARA KARCZEWSKI
'APenny" is a quiet girl. but by the twinkle in
her eye you know she could be mischievous. She
is always happy and tries to make other people
happy, too. If you aren't acquainted with "Pen-
ny" you may derive the impression that she is a
bit reserved. but her friends know better. Glee
Club II: Upper Fourth.
"Louie" is a quiet type of person. but never-
theless he likes to indulge in a little fun every now
and then. He was one person we could depend
upon to give a lengthy and interesting oral report
in history without wishing he were dead. as the
rest of us did! He is one of the finest friends one
could possibly have.
"I.ene" is a friend to everyone. Who could
ever forget that often-heard statement "Miss Kar-
stok to you"? She is a hard-working girl. but
she always finds time to enjoy herself. Tattler
Reporter I: Dramatics Club II: Debating Club III.
BESSIE G. KATSIAFICAS
Bessie is noted for her willingness to help every-
one. She is very pleasant and interesting to talk
to. for she seems to have had many interesting
experiences. Upper Fourth.
RENA G. KATSIAFICAS
Rena is a good sport, a loyal friend, and line
company to be with. Her dark hair is always
placed just so. We would not call her shy, but
rather quiet in manner.
RUTH S. KEENE
Although "Ruthie" did not join us until her
junior year. she immediately made a large num-
ber of friends and was liked by all who knew
her. She had a zest for football games and very
seldom missed one. Home Economics Club IV:
Decoration Committee Alumni Dance IV.
"Vi" really must like school. Think of all
the miles she had to travel! She is very pleas-
ant and assures you of a lasting friendship with a
smile that is always there. Art Club I. Il.
KATHERINE ELIAS KIRATSOS
"Mitzie" was the best Whisperer in the Eco-
nomics Class, but what a help she was in trans-
lating German! Remember? Her bubbling laugh
will always be tucked away in our memories.
Usher Senior Play: Tusilala Paragrapher.
MARY VIRGINIA KISSEI.
"Mari" is a very gay and jovial person. Wher-
ever she is. there is never a blue moment. The
mirth that prevails about her presence is enioved
by everyone. Tennis I: Dramatics II: Basketball
STANLEY JOSEPH KOSMAN
Who kept the English class in stitches through-
out the year? It was this likable. laughable
"Kapli" who was never without a joke and a
smile. But We know that there does not exist
a truer friend. Basketball IV: Track IV: Cross
SYGIVIUNT FRANCIS KOWYNIA
"Ziggy" is another of the class violinists. Mu-
sic is his only interest. and he shows great prom-
ise. We wish you success. "Ziggy," Orchestra I.
II, III, IV.
"Toni" is slow in her speech. but when she
talks she knows what she is saying. Her bril-
liant English contributions were the envy of the
class. She is very good natured and nothing seems
to anger her. Press Club IV: Upper Fourth.
"Fuzzy" never appears downhearted or de-
fected. but always is in the best of spirits. Her
friends are many and true and she is a friend to
all. All the girls admired her sunny hair.
GENEVIEVE ANN KURSEWICZ
"Genia" is truly one of our quiet and dignified
girls. She is always ready with her smile of
greeting for anyone who passes her. Her many
clothes were admired by the feminine sex. Glee
"Dot" has many friends: in fact no one could
resist her friendliness. She is always ready to
share .1 joke with you or enjoy a chat during class
periods. But with all this light-heartedness,
"Dot's" interests turned seriously toward music.
We are glad that the serious accident of her junior
year did not keep her from graduating with us.
"l.ab" never seemed to worry much about his
studies. He always had a remark and a smile
for everyone. His grin was liked and noticed
John is a baseball enthusiast as well as a very
good student. The baseball team of his Alma
Mater was well conducted under his management.
Cross Country III: Manager Baseball Team III.
IV: Upper Fourth,
LEO ALBERT LAFLAMME
Leo is a favorite with the girls and a real
gentleman. His charming smile was appreciated
by everybody. Most of his activities were con-
Hned to sports. Football I: Hockey II. Captain
III: Baseball II, III.
PHILIP ANDREW LAFLAMME
A'Phil" believes in being seen and not heard. He
is quiet and good natured with a passion for edu-
cation and music. He was a member of the Or-
chestra I, II: and the Boys' Band I, II, III.
ALFRED ROLAND LALIBERTE
"Fred" has a humorous way of looking at
things, and although he is of a small stature, he
always has a large amount of energy. "The
greatest oaks have been little acorns."
LUCIEN LALIBERTE Ti.
"Lu" was as active in school activities as he is
on the tennis court. Football I: Cross Country
ll: Track II: Captain Tennis Team II: Debating
Club II, III, IV: Tennis III. IV: Cheerleading
III. IV: Manager Tennis Team III: Dramatics
Club IV: Debating Team IV: Senior Play: Presi-
dent of A. A. IV: Junior Prom Checking Com-
mittee IV: Chairman Publicity Committee Sen-
ior Play: Chairman Alumni Ball: A. A. Vaudeville
LORETTA ALBERTA LAMPRON
"Larry" is very sympathetic with others and
always appears full of vitality. She has a charm-
ing manner of getting along with people. "Larry"
was a member of the Home Economics Club and
a cheerleader. She also participated in the activi-
ties of the Clee Club.
JAMES NICHOI. AS LAMPROPOULOS
"Jimmy" is one of our working boys. He
toasted hot dogs at Tony's all night, then came
to school knowing all his lessons the next morn-
ing. We wonder even to this day how he could
SHEIK -j 7
"Sheik" seems to be an unemotional type of
person and has a habit of keeping to himself
most of the time. In spite of all this, however,
he had many true friends and was not above up-
setting a class.
A ROY BERNARD LANDRY
' H H
Paul was one of the quietest boys in our class.
He never had much to say, but alwavs knew what
was going on. He is liked by everyone and has
hosts of friends.
CHESTER R. LAPEZA
"Chet" was always quiet, but everyone who
knew him liked him. Fortunate is the one who
has his friendship. His store of good will is ex-
tended to everyone. Track I, II, III. Captain IV:
Basketball II, III: Checking Committee Senior
Prom III: Publicity Committee Alumni Dance IV.
HELEN AGNES LAPINSKI
"Aleita" seems to be very quiet and reserved.
but is she? She has a passion for dress design-
ing in which we know she will excel if she makes
it a profession. We wish you success, "Aleita."
She helped make the Junior and Senior Proms
more attractive by helping on Decorating Com-
mittees. Art Club III. IV.
VIRGINIA J. LAROCQUE
"Ginger" is a great violinist, and her presence
is certain to bring good cheer to the other mem-
bers of the school orchestra. Dramatics Club III.
IV: Glee Club III, IV: Press Club IV: Upper
GALEN R. LAROSE
Galen's set of teeth was the envy of all his
fellow students. Through his ready smile we
saw them often. He is a marvel at law, know-
ing almost everything between the covers of the
book. He is also one of the most optimistic per-
sons in our class and has helped many students
to take his attitude.
FRANCES J. LAVOIE
It was a pleasure indeed to have a chat with
Frances. She is tiny of stature. and is very
sociable with her school friends. She is inter-
ested in journalism. so we hope she will succeed
in this enterprise. Frances was a member of the
Glee Club IV.
"Cige" was one of our students who was noted
for his silence rather than his activities. His fa-
vorite pastime during home room periods was to
sit in back of his desk cover.
ELLEN E. "LEACH
"I-eachie" is one of the few people who possess
that winning smile that just makes everything
seem all right with the world. To know her is
to like her.
PAUL J. E. LEAVER
"Duke" is always ready for fun, One can't
help but be merry when he is around. especially
when he grins. He is very fond of skiing. "In-
NORMAN V. LEDOUX
School work never bothered "Rusty." I-Ie was
a happy-go-lucky fellow: we could all see that
in his carefree walk. "Rusty" was an all-around
Stella is a little bashful, perhaps. but she'll
gladly be your friend. You can tell by her ap-
pealing smile that we'd have been minus one
grand personality if we hadn't had Stella with us.
Tattler' Reporter I: Home Economics Club II,
III: Upper Fourth.
THELMA R. LEITH , CDP, :lf
The part Thelma took in the Dramatics Club
broadcasts made us know her as "Billie." We have
all envied her dramatic ability, as well as her even
disposition. Dramatics Club II, III, IV: Cilee
Club II. III, IV: Prompter Senior Play IV: "The
Florist Shop" IV: Upper Fourth.
THOMAS J. LEONARD. JR. ' i
"Tommy," with his cheery smile and sense of
humor. needs no introduction. as he is known by
all his classmates. Boys' Band I. II. III, IV:
Golf II. III, IV: Orchestra IV: Cheerleader IV.
"Bishop" fooled quietly and harmlessly. We
wonder how he could have his harmless fun with-
out ever getting into mischief, but that is his
SOPHIE J. LEWKOVICH
We shall always remember "Sonia" for her
twinkling smile. which was always present. She
is very pretty and is liked by those who know her.
We know she'll become a creator of sensations,
and we wish her success.
WANDA CAROLINE LIGARSKI
Wanda was quiet and reserved during class pe-
riods, but always ready to take part in any fun.
Her hair was always kept just so even on rainy
days. which was more than many of her feminine
classmates could boast.
Arlene always had a delightful smile, and her
personality fitted her for almost any position. She
wrote an original radio play. Debating Club IV:
Tusitala Paragrapher IV: Dramatics Club: Senior
Play IV: State Tournament Play IV: Tattler Re-
Carl was very popular among the boys. but was
quite bashful 'where girls were concerned. His
laugh often broke up the monotony of our classes.
He was a cheerful fellow to have around when you
felt blue. Track III, IV.
DOUGLAS H. MACDONALD
"Doug" was a sturdy young lad of our class
and really loved athletics. Besides this he was a
trumpeter of no mean sort. Boys' Band I, II.
III. IV: Baseball II. IV: Tattler Business Mana-
ger IV: Upper Fourth.
EDITH M. MAGEE
Edith. to casual acquaintances quiet and con-
servative, is in reality of a happy nature. and laughs
easily. Many a girl envies the beautiful natural
wave of her hair. When excited she blushes ros-
ily. Glee Club.
WILLIAM P. MAKARAWICZ
"Mac" appears to be a quiet young man who
never says much, but he is in reality a "jolly
good fellow," who is always ready to see the
bright side of life. '
MELVINA L. MARCHENONIS
"Mel" has a very pleasant disposition, which
most girls envy. She was a reliable classmate.
and very fond of professional basketball.
"Ray" always seems to have a smile on his
face. His even temper never deserts him. He has
an undying love of fun and indulges in mischief
SALWA M. MAROON
"Sal" is well liked by her classmates because
of her pleasing personality. Her one ambition is
to be a Registered Nurse. She surely will be a
good one! Good luck, 'iSal"!
Lewis' pleasantness is in proportion to his size.
His cheerful grin is a welcome sight. Lewis is
quite studious and always willing to help anyone
who needs help. Property Committee Senior
4'Ted" never seems to be unhappy or solemn.
He can draw and paint very well, and is always
ready to lend a helping hand where needed. Art
Club III, IV: Junior and Senior Prom Decora-
tion Committee III, IV.
RUTH MIL DRED MARTIN
Ruth could always be depended upon to do the
right thing. Her friendliness was her outstanding
characteristic. Ruth never said a mean thing
about anyone, and certainly no one can say a mean
thing about Ruth.
SHIRLEY R. MASK
Shirley was always a source of information on
all important subjects, including clothes. Indeed,
her ambition is to be a dress designer! With her
cheery disposition what a success she'll surely bel
Orchestra Il. III. IV: Upper Quarter.
STELLA P. MASKEVICH
"Little lady. you've had a busy day." "Babe"
was everywhere with everyone. and she had a jolly
smile for all. She makes up in value of herself
what she lacks in stature.
WINNIFRED ANN MASON
"Winnie" liked to ramble around the corridors
before school each morning. and often wandered
into class when the last bell was ringing. Never-
theless. she was always willing to enjoy a bit of
mischief with her friends. Home Economics Club
BRONCA A. MAZEIKA
Bronca is the enthusiastic sports rooter of the
class. She never missed a baseball game in a
whole season and could name all the players on
a team, Her eloquent history contributions kept
us all spellbound. so we were not surprised when
she came out fifth in the class. She is very pret-
ty. has lots of fashionable clothes. and possesses
an irresistible personality. Glee Club III: Prop-
erty Committee Senior Play: Associate Editor
'I'usilula: Upper Fourth.
"Mac" is a good-natured. carefree person. His
smile is as sunny as his disposition. We know
that he will put that famed "pep" of his into
everything he undertakes.
ROSE A. MCCAUGNEY
"Rosie" is of a very sunny disposition, and
was always willing to lend a helping hand to any
of her classmates. The proverb. "Good things
come in small packages." certainly fits her. Dra-
matics Club II, III: Usher Senior Play IV.
GERTRUDE M. MCCOY
"Gert" is a very dependable person whom we
all like. Although she appeared to be quiet.
those who knew her realized that she was full of
"Mac" is a happy-go-lucky fellow who is never
bothered with life's minor trifles. I-Ie is never at
a loss for words and can carry on a conversation
for hours without stopping.
MARY E. MCDERMOTT
"Irish's" Irish smile and pleasing personality
pleased everyone, and when she laughed. we all
laughed with her. Dramatics Club III, IV: Cheer-
leader IV: Reception Committee for A. A. Dance
IV: Property Committee "The Florist's Shop" IV:
We shall always remember "Red" for his bril-
liance in mechanics. If there was a "sticker," the
best way to solve it was to ask "Red" I-Ie was
very well liked by his many friends. Tennis Club
II. III, IV: Tatller Reporter IV.
PAUL ROBERT MCLAUGHLIN
"Puss" is one of those serious-faced comedians
who does not even smile while the rest of the
class is in hysterics over his antics. His sense of
humor kept the class in bright spirits. Property
Committee Senior Play.
RUTH I. MCNULTY
"Mac" is .1 cheerful girl with a smile for every-
one. Her brilliance in history was greatly ad-
mired by her not-so-fortunate classmates. She
wants to be a telephone operator. We all wish
you success. Ruth. Home Economics Club II,
III, IV: Upper Ifourth.
GEORGE L. MELENDY
A dance isn't a successful dance without "Mal,"
and how he can dance! Boys' Band I. II, III:
Cheerleader III. IV: Tennis Club III, IV: Tennis
Team III. IV: Publicity Chairman Senior Play
and A. A. Dance IV: General Committee A. A.
Elaine is the refined, reserved young lady who
is everybody's friend and is popular with both
girls and boys. The long journey she had every
morning flrludson is quite a distancel seemed to
be all she could manage, for she just slipped into
her seat before the tardy bell. Sometimes we won-
dered if she would make it. Tattler Reporter I:
Dramatics Club III: Tusitala Paragrapher IV:
Usher Senior Play: Lunch Counter: Upper
ROBERT HILLS MERRILL
"Bob" had two voices. The one he used in
class was seldom heard, but the one he used when
he was out-of-doors was heard often. "Bob"
seemed to have established a rule not to speak out
in class. but then everyone breaks a rule now and
STELLA M. MICHALEWICZ
With her jolly laugh she Won her way into
the hearts of all. "Stasha" was known and liked
by everyone. Home Economics Club II: Upper
"Ray" was one of our sweet. timid girls in
school. She gained many of her friends by being
a friend lterself. She had a very sunny disposi-
tion and thc most beautiful smile. She was truly
one of our quiet girls, but was liked by every-
one who met her.
JOHN T. MILLS
"Joe" was a loquacious sort of person, and his
remarks were always worth a laugh. Running for
miles at a time was characteristic of him. Cross
Country II, III, IV: Track III, IV.
Beatrice is the pretty girl you saw chatting
gaily with friends in the corridors in the morning.
She was an optimistic person. giving every gloomy
situation a rosy hue. She was very bright and
neat, and kept herself busy by participating in
many activities. Dramatics Club II: Tattler Re-
porter II, IV: Usher Senior Play IV: Initiation
Committee A. A. Dance IV: Press Club IV: Ten-
nis Club IV: Upper Fourth.
JOHN JOSEPH MISKINIS
"Johnnie" was one of our brightest students.
but outside of school he forgot his studies and
had a real good time. Johnnie enjoys driving
and has a car of his own. His sense of humor
accounts for his popularity. Upper Fourth.
'AFlash" has a sunny disposition. His smile is
universally known. and he is an excellent athlete.
as his record justly shows. Football II. IV: Base-
ball III: Track III. IV.
Claire could have come out of a story book.
she is such an all-around girl. She is a true
friend under her demure manner and happy smile.
She was a decided asset to the lunch counter.
Home Economics Club III: Lunch Counter IV:
RICHARD H. MORAN
"Dick" has a good sense of humor, and is a
very good companion and friend. Tatller Re-
porter IV: Baseball IV: Senior Play IV: Upper
Jeanette attracts many of her friends with her
sparkling, baby-blue eyes. She seems to enjoy
public speaking very much. She is very friendly
and has a good sense of humor. Debating Club
IV1 Glee Club IV: Tusitala Paragrapher IVQ Tick-
et Committee Senior Play IV.
"Kit" is always the life of the party. and a
party isn't a party without her merry laughter.
Biology Club II: Home Economics Club II, III:
Chemistry Club III.
"Stan" was the bright star of his senior home
room. His friendly iokes made everyone laugh,
and he gained the friendship of many students.
His ncatness was noticed by everybody.
'AJo" is always happy and friendly to everyone.
She won many friends in Nashua High because
of her sunny disposition. Home Economics Club
II: Junior and Senior Prom Decoration Committee
ALFRED A. MULHERN
"Al" is a silent fellow, and is good-natured in
his own quiet way. He accepts all situations. and
follows the policy of "Mind your own business."
"Kay" is a soft-spoken. athletic girl. She is
extremely interested in basketball and plays the
game well. School work was always uppermost
in Kay's mind. though she found plenty of time
to enjoy herself also. Home Economics Club II.
"Ernie's" frankness was one of the qualities
for which she was noted. Her neatness and good
humor were admired by everyone.
STANLEY NARKUNAS -lil
"Bo" was an all-round athlete, well liked by
his fellow players. He was also an intelligent
student and an industrious worker. Basketball II.
III. IV: Baseball III, IV: Football III, IV: Track
MARIE G. NASH
"Punchy" was very popular for her beauty. She
was one of the pretty girls in the Senior Play. She
is a lover of nature, and joined the Biology Club
her second year. She was a cheerleader and a
member of the Tennis Club her junior year.
AUGUSTA M. NEVILLE
Everyone noticed "Gussie's" bright blue eyes
when she opened them with surprise. "Gussie"
enjoyed playing basketball and other sports. We
shall remember her as our high school girl athlete.
FRANKLIN PIERCE NEWMAN
"Frank" was not the kind of a person to make
himself noticeable. Quiet and retiring, "Frank"
was noticed in spite of this fact, He was very
much interested in the subiects which he pursued.
Glee Club IV: Senior Play IV: Dramatics Club IV.
MAURICE JOSEPH NEWMAN
"Maishy's" ambition is like tomorrow--it nev-
er comes. Can you imagine him in a hurry?
That takes a lot of imagination. He was a lively
dose to his teachers, because of his cheerful clamor
and ready wit. Glee Club II. III, IV: Football
I. II, III: Track II.
JUNE V. NOONAN
Maybe "Junie" isn't very noisy, but she's full
of fun. Whenever she was asked a favor, she did
it with a smile. Art Club II, IV: Junior and
Senior Prom Decoration Committee III, IV: Tusi-
lulu Illustrator IV.
JAMES M. NORTON
"Jimmie" was a genial gentleman, and an am-
bitious scholar. He was well-liked by everyone
and had plenty of friends, Tattler Reporter I:
Editor-in-chief Tusitula: Upper Fourth.
Leo is a quiet sort of a chap, and has a re-
served manner: but he was a reliable student. and
everybody liked him. Tattler Reporter I: Or-
chestra I, II, III, IV: Boys' Band I, II, III, IV.
MARION ESTHER NUSENOFF
The school needs more "Matties." "Mattie" was
present at all school dances and many football
games. She was quiet at times, but made up for
it in her chats with her friends. Dramatics Club
II, III: Alumni Dance Committee IV: Home Eco-
nomics Club IV.
Louis always cheered himself hoarse at the
football games: he had so much pep and energy.
You could never see Louis walking slowly: he was
either hurrying or resting.
"Dot" was one of the class's most intelligent
girls, and we're all sure that her winning smile
and pleasant personality will bring her future suc-
cess. Class Secretary III: Tattler Book Editor
IV: Tusitala Paragrapher IV: Lunch Counter IV:
Prophet IV: Upper Fourth.
Y'UU bv" 'E-51. 1'
"Polly" is a cheerful chap. and his smile
brightened all his classes. "Polly's" witty re-
marks were incomparable. He enjoyed delving in-
to the mysteries of chemistry. Tusitala Para-
GEORGE E. OULTON. JR.
, George was always quiet, and, although he was
intelligent, never allowed himself to be conspic-
uous. I-'Ie preferred to stand aside and watch the
world go by. Track II. III. IV: Usher at Grad-
uation III: Upper Quarter.
BENJAMN D. PARKER
A regular fellow is A'Bennie." Classes were nev-
er dull when he was present. for he was always
thinking of some mischief or joke to amuse his
classmates. There was also a studious side to
"Bennie." Tattler Reporter III: Tusitala Para-
grapher IV: Upper Fourth.
We'll all agree that "Parky" is lots of fun. She
is well liked by her many friends. including boys
and girls. Her beautiful natural curly hair was
the envy of the feminine classmates. Home Eco-
nomics Club II. III.
We think "Ed" has a dual personality, He was
so quiet in school. but how different he was out-
side! When one is with "Ed" he is sure to be in
"Penny" made a habit of walking around the
corridors in the morning, and our answer to her
cheery "Hi" was a part of our routine every morn-
ing. Her everlasting sense of humor was a joy
to all her classmates, especially on those blue.
depressing days. We certainly shall miss you,
CYPRUS J. PASKEVICH, JR.
"Cy" wished to lead a peaceful and effortless
life. and we hope he reaches his ambition. He was
one of the quietest boys in our class, but could be
depended upon to talk when the proper time came.
JENNIE E. PAWLUKIEWICZ
Jennie is one of those happy-go-lucky persons
who let things come and go and make the best of
them. The way she could wriggle out of doing
homework was a puzzle to the rest of her poor
plugging classmates. "Sugar," as she was called
by her closest friends, is a joy to have around.
for she keeps every gathering in good spirits. Up-
BOLESLAW JOSEPH PAWLUKIEWICZ
"Billy" did not make himself heard very often.
but when he did. he said something worth say-
ing. He made the All-State third team in foot-
ball. Football I. III, IV: Track IV.
"Sonny" was the kind of a chap who was
friendly with everyone, with a smile and a laugh
ready at any time. We are fortunate to have him
as a friend. Tennis IV: Baseball IV.
Quiet. shy, and reserved+that's "Pete," but
also dependable, kind, and a true-blue friend. She
was always willing to lend a helping hand where
it was needed, and was never discouraged at the
thought of hard work.
"Blondie" is one of the lucky few who are en-
dowed with the kind of disposition which re-
fuses to be dampened. and often helps others to
see things in the right light. "Blondie" was a
member of our Glee Club.
"Pet's" interest centers about chemistry, and he
has a laboratory outiitted in his home. We know
that some day he will make discoveries that will
make us proud of him. "Pet" managed to mix
pleasure and study in his chemical experiments.
EMMA L. PHIPPARD
"Shrimp," who made many friends in school,
believes in taking life moderately, with a little
work and a little play. Home Economics Club
II, III, IV: Tattler Reporter IV.
If you don't know. ask Helen. Her classmates
made good use of her judgment. and "Lene" never
failed anyone. She didn't quite make Washing-
ton. but we gave our best when we sent Helen as
our choice to a state D. A. R. contest for char-
acter and citizenship. Tattler Reporter IV: Tusi-
tala Paragrapher IV: Prophet: Upper Fourth.
JAMES R. PINETTE
"Jimmie" is a jolly good fellow. He always
knew the answers, but said that he did not. He
came to Nashua High as a junior, but he is as
well known as if he had been here four years.
Stage Committee Senior Play IV.
Modesty should be Gerard's middle name. We
never heard him talking about himself even though
there was a lot he could say on the subject. His
quietness and pleasing manner made him a favorite
among his classmates.
"Leo" is a quiet boy and did not take part in
many school activities. but he had many friends,
and was well-liked by his classmates. He was a
valuable asset to our school band. Boys' Band
SYLVIA F. PORTER
Sylvia had the cutest giggle, and wherever we
heard the giggle we found Sylvia. She was al-
ways full of fun and vigor. Tattler Reporter I1
Dramatics Club II, IV: Tennis Club III, Secretary
IV: Usher Senior Play IV: Prompter for State
Tournament Play: Reception Committee for A. A.
Dance IV: Upper Fourth.
NANCY G. PROCTOR
We shall always remember Nancy as a very
sedate young lady. Her air of aristocracy and
statelincss caused much admiration among her class-
mates. Upper Fourth.
JOSIE M. PUTIS
"Joe" is our idea of a "regular girl." She is
quiet and reserved. but always ready to cheer any-
one up. She studied her lessons carefully, and
usually could be depended upon to have the right
Julius is one of those big, strong, and silent
men. He was quiet in school and studied hard.
Even though he never disturbed a class, he very
readily participated in any merriment that might
be going on.
Lucille is the little girl with the Winsome smile
and the small musical voice. Lucille never had an
unkind word for anyone, and her classmates valued
her presence highly. As a loyal friend Lucille is
MARGARET M. REED
"Margie" is one of the best-natured girls in
our class. When she smiles-well, you just have
to smile back. She helped to pep up our first
period chemistry class.
CHARLES R. REILLY
"Ricky" was always laughing and joking. He
was happy-go-lucky and never seemed to get to
school on time. but he always had a good excuse
"Bunny's" ways are quiet ways. but when you
get to know her, you can discover. sometimes. a
certain twinkle in her eyes which spells mischief.
RAYMOND M. REYNOLDS
Raymond will be remembered by those who
knew him as a mountain climber who knew all
the trails and peaks in New Hampshire. His gen-
ius could he seen in his love of science and math-
ematics, Tusilula Paragrapher: Upper Fourth.
RITA E. REYNOLDS
"Ret" is considered a very quiet person. but
when she is among her friends her quietness is for-
gotten, as she joins with them in their merry-
making. Biology Club II: Home Economics Club
Il: Chemistry Club III.
ALFRED A. ROBICHAUD
"Al" was scientilically inclined in school and
at home. Chemistry was one of his subjects in
school, and he made it a hobby at home. I-Ie
showed marked dramatic ability as "Dr. Work-
man" in "Remote Control" IV. Dramatics Club
III, IV: Senior Play IV: Glee Club IV: Tourna-
ment Play IV.
"Jimmy" never seemed to try to hasten in his
studies. Maybe he was one of those gifted stu-
dents who got things done without appearing to
work hard at them.
FLORENCE LOVEJOY ROGERS
"Flo" is not one to be heard partaking in hil-
arious laughter, for her enticing smile seemed to
substitute perfectly. "Flo's" way of gathering
news makes us think she would make a good re-
"Kenny" is one of our quietest boys. He said
little, which made us think that his thoughts were
far away. "Kenny" could see the humor in any
situation. although usually his quietness prevailed.
EILEEN E. ROLO
"Billie" is certainly worth knowing. She took
everything with a smile, and was always willing
to help her classmates. When she speaks, she has
a kind word for everyone.
The shy, reserved girl that was observed walk-
ing along the corridors in the morning was our
Betty. She was studious, and the way she could
get out of baliling chemistry situations amazed us
all. She was a good sport and was liked by every-
one. She was a member of the Upper Fourth.
SOPHIA ELIZABETH ROTKIEWICZ
"Betty" is always an eager onlooker and will-
ing to join in the fun of her classmates. She
was a brilliant student and a staunch friend. Ten-
nis Club III: Upper Fourth.
WALTER L. RUF
"Rufie" is the air-minded chap of our class.
His technique in naming the parts of that com-
plicated-looking contraption baffled us. We hope
he succeeds in becoming another "Lindy." His
devastating smile and contagious sense of humor
were enjoyed by all. Property Committee Senior
ESTELLE ST. ONGE
Lovely dark-haired Estelle will never be for-
gotten for her incomparable modesty. pleasant dis-
position, and everlasting mirth. How we did en-
vy the ease with which she arrived at correct
answers to difficult questions by using her common-
sense, while we were busy "racking" our brains
trying to remember technical ones. Home Eco-
nomics Club II, Vice President III: Property Com-
mittee Senior Play: Tusitala Paragrapher: Upper
"Chet" is an example of one case where a red-
head did not have a red-hot temper. He was
quiet and conservative. He studied hard and had
many staunch friends.
"Ann" always went about her work in a quiet
way, but we know from observation that she knew
what she was doing. She was a joy to all her
friends. although she might appear a bit reserved
to those who did not know her well. Dramatics
Club III: Tennis III, IV.
ROYDEN S. SHARP
Although "Roy" was quiet and never had much
to say, he will be remembered by his friends as
one whom it was a pleasure to know. He was
cheerful under all conditions.
ARNOLD M, SHARPE
"G-Man" was the class's only protective agency.
"Dillingers" beware! "G-Man" liked a little fun
when he wasn't shadowing a teacher or playing
his theme song, "I Wanna be a G-Man." Boys'
Band I. II: Tennis Club III, IV: Senior Play IV:
Tatller Reporter IV.
Frank is a serious boy and a lover of art. The
pictures he drew were very realistic. Art Club III,
IV: Assistant Junior Art Editor IV.
MARY A. SHEA
Mary was on the Ticket Committee for the
Senior Play. So that's the secret of the big turn-
out! Mary's eyes and smile reveal herself unfail-
ingly. Dramatics Club II: Home Economics Club
"Bob" always has a cheery greeting for every-
one he knows. I-Ie is a great lover of science and
is of a very ambitious nature. His ambition is to
become a surgeon. Debating Club II, III, IV.
What a pal 'APooch" was-and what a long
way she came daily to gain knowledge! She had a
smile for everyone she met, and she knew her
lessons well. She was one of the best-natured
girls in our class. Tusitala Paragrapher IV: Up-
RUTH E. SHERBURNE
"Sherbie" was a quiet type of girl. but an ex-
cellent class speaker, and I'm sure that all of us
who were in her classes enjoyed her talks im-
mensely. Dramatics Club III: Tennis Club III:
Usher Senior Play IV: Debating Club IV: De-
bating Team IV: Upper Fourth.
"Dot" is tall, with lovely dark wavy hair.
She is always nicely dressed. Dramatics Club II.
III, IV: Glee Club III. IV: Art Club III. IV: Jun-
ior and Senior Prom Decoration Committee III,
IVg Usher Senior Play IV.
"Flo" had a way of giving her opinions in
class that made us laugh. and so endeared her to
us. There was mischief in her smile, and a
twinkle in her eyes.
PAULINE C, SLOAN
Pauline is one of those people whom you feel
at home with, and whom you would love to have
for your friend. She was an active member of
the Dramatics Club IV. In connection with this,
she participated in one of the school Radio Plays.
and was on the Property Committee for "The
Florist Shop" IV. Pauline also was a member
of the Glee Club IV, and served on the Lunch
RITA A. SOUCY
"Reset" is a quiet and peaceful person. but friend-
ly and agreeable, and a pal to everyone. She was
a member of the Home Economics Club II.
"Don" was forever laughing, although he was
quiet in class. He paid strict attention to his
studies. but that did not stop him from joking
and being popular. He was very witty, and we
shall never forget some of his remarks.
ANNA H. SPELLMAN
"Ann" will always be remembered for her re-
liability and sense of humor. She is very pop-
ular with both boys and girls, and her never-
exhausted supply of good will was shared with
all her classmates. Home Economics Club II.
ROBERT C. SPENCE
"Suitcase" was outstanding for his musical abil-
ity while in high school. He was one of our sheiks
when it came to clothes. and he said there was
nothing he liked better than nice three-inch checks.
Orchestra I: Boys' Band I. II, III. IV: Tennis
Club III, IV: Dramatics Club IV: Senior Play:
Debating Club IV.
"Spirako" was one of our quiet but ambitious
classmates. He had a leaning toward athletics and
received an award in football. Football III, IV.
soPH1E STANOPEDOS if
Sophie is all that a modern girl should be. She
is noted for her sophistication and dignity. In
fact. all attempts to imitate her manner by envious
classmates proved futile. Tattler Reporter I. II:
"Sauce for the Goslir1gs" III.
SOPHIE TI-IERESA STANULIS
"Stanley" is a charming companion. both the
girls and boys will tell you. Her quiet good-
humor and pleasant disposition endeared her to
the teachers as well as to her classmates. Upper
DOROTHY P. STAPANON
"Dot" is the kind of a girl that anyone would
like to have for a friend. She is always merry,
neatly dressed. and studious. Art Club III. IV:
Junior and Senior Prom Decorating Committee
III, IV: Tusilala Paragrapher IV: Upper Fourth.
'AJimmy" was studious. but he managed to have
plenty of fun during his stay in high school. He
worked on the lunch counter and had a smile for
everybody and' a sandwich or two for himself.
Lunch Counter IV: Upper Fourth.
"Styli" was everybody's pal. To describe him,
we need only say that he always was a gentleman.
and never paid much attention to women. Golf
IV: Tusilala Paragrapher IV: Upper Fourth.
PHYLLIS A. SUDSBURY
"Phyl" never talked in vain. Whenever she
stood up she said something that meant a great
deal. Tattler Reporter I: Usher Senior Play IV:
Tusilala Paragrapher IV.
ROBERT EVERETT SUDSBURY
"Bob" is always cheerful and looks at life
through rose-colored glasses. Troubles never
daunt him, and he is always ready to participate
in any merriment. Bob's easy-going manner made
school work pleasant for him.
Studious and persevering, that's "Pat." She
never does anything wrong. and always has every-
thing done. "Pat" seems rather distant until you
really End her, and then she's a friend 'Afor keeps."
Home Economics Club II. III, IV: Upper Quarter.
HELEN INEZ SUPPLE
Who could ever forget this pretty, ever-smiling.
refined young lady? Her pleasant manner and
personality were only some of her many notable
characteristics. We hope she realizes her ambition
to become a dietitian.
ELLEN V. SWEENEY
Ellen is Nashua Highs own playwright. She
wrote "The Delusionf' which won the state orig-
inal play contest, and showed us her ability in the
literary Held. Maybe another Edna Ferber? Dra-
matics Club II. III. IV: Glee Club II, IV: Ten-
nis Club III: Senior Play IV: Reception Commit-
tee A. A. Dance IV: Upper Fourth.
DORIS VIRGINIA SWEETSER
"Devious" is always her natural self, never
putting on airs. I-Ier presence was always felt in
her classes. and she has hosts of friends.
"Bob" was another one of those peaceful stu-
dents who never let a word of anger go out of
their system. His face was made to laugh and
grin. Upper Quarter.
JULIA E. TERRIS
"Julie's" ambition is to be a successful hair-
dresser. We are sure you'll succeed. "Julie," and
we wish you the best of luck. Biology Club II:
Chemistry Club III: Art Club III. IV: Junior and
Senior Prom Decoration Committee III, IV:
GERMAINE E. TI-IEROUX
"Jerry" is noted for her popularity among her
classmates. and the different associations to which
she belonged. Tennis Club III: Chemistry Club
III: Art Club Secretary III: Art Club III, IV:
Junior and Senior Prom Decoration Committee
THERESA W. THERRIAULT
"Terrie" never mixed work with play, and
therefore was admired and respected. She was a
member of the Home Economics Club II, III, IV.
MARY C. TONG
Mary is always full of fun and pep. She is
a girl who is well worth knowing. for she just
drives the blues away. I-Ier attitude seems to be
"Why take life seriously?" Mary was a member
of the Home Economics Club III.
WILLIAM TRAINOVICH. JR.
We enjoyed "Bill" as a classmate. for he had a
good sense of humor. His ambition is to become
a surgeon. We wish you all the luck in the
world, and hope you will succeed. "Bill" was E1
"'I'raveesh" will always be remembered not only
for his constant cheerfulness, but also for his wit-
ty remarks. It seems that no trouble can ever
down him. His favorite sport is basketball. and
he's a whiz at it. "Sauce for the Goslings" III:
A. A. Dance Checking Committee III: A. A. Dance
Refreshment Committee IV: Junior Prom Refresh-
ment Committee III: Assistant Manager Basket-
ball Team III: Golf III, IV: Basketball IV: Cheer-
"I.arry" is so good natured. you never see her
frown. She has a merry smile for everyone, and
is one of our prettiest girls. too. 'AI.arry" was a
member of the Dramatics Club II. III.
"Maestro" is the violinist for whom the class
predicts a great future. His ability to make us
feel pensive or happy according to the melody he
played was a puzzle nobody could solve. Orches-
tra I. II. III, IV: Junior Prom Committee III:
I.unch Counter IV: Upper Iiourth.
PEARL A. TRUDEAU
We can see by "Pearlie's" activities that she was
a good and popular worker. Tatller Reporter II.
Secretary IV: Home Economics Club II. III: Dra-
matics Club II. III, IV: Ticket Committee Senior
Play IV: Upper Quarter.
JACQUEI. INE TRUDEI-
"Jacky" was of the unusual type. She was ath-
letic as well as studious. Her game was basket-
ball. Home Economics Club II: Upper Iiourth.
DOROTHY A. TURNER
"Dot" went in for journalism in a big way.
Her success was shown by the remarkable work
she did for the Tattler, being Assistant Alumni
Editor her junior year. and Editor-in-chief her
senior year. Tennis Team II: Chairman Prop-
erty Committee Senior Play IV: Upper Fourth.
ERMA L. TWISS
Erma seems a bit shy and quiet but is always
willing and dependable. She is forever bubbling
over with fun. and it's a treat to have Erma around.
Senior Play Ticket Committee.
MADELINE E. UPHAM
"Maddie" is a smart young lady. who is al-
ways full of fun. Her greatest ambition is to be
a riding instructress. Best of luck. "Maddie"
"Teddy" was always the one who could turn
a heated argument into a humorous classroom de-
bate. His plentiful spirit made up for his stature.
Orchestra I. II, III, IV: Boys' Band I. II, III, IV:
Cross Country II. III: Tennis Club III, IV.
JEANNE A. VIEN
Jeanne was so quiet that she never disturbed
anyone. Her friendliness and pleasant person-
ality made her a valuable asset to our class.
Campbell has a way of making people laugh.
We think he would make a nne actor in comical
parts. He is quite fond of talking. and so in
his senior year he joined the Debating Club. He
is not very tall. but everyone can see and hear him
when he speaks. He was on the Publicity Com-
mittee for the Senior Play.
GEORGE C. WARE. JR.
"Eddie" is rather a quiet boy and is seldom
heard from. He never seemed to have a worry or
a care. and we remember him because of his quiet
manner alone. Boys' Band I. II: Orchestra HI.
R ITA WARRINGTON
Did you ever hear the saying "Silence is sweet-
er than speechuf lt describes Rita to the She
was never idle. but always studying or helping
somebody with his work. She was always neat-
ly dressed and smiling.
EARL WALTER WATTS
Earl's genial good nature was the secret of his
success in life. Although he had many difficul-
ties, he always seemed to come out on top. When
he started to do any task everyone was always
sure that he would finish it. Tattler Reporter I:
Literary Editor II, III: Assistant Editor IV: Sen-
ior Play: Dramatics Club IV.
V1CToR WEBSTER 'sto
"Vic" was well liked by all who knew him. He
possesses a fine singing voice, and his ambition is
to become an orchestra leader. We certainly wish
you success. "Vic." Alumni Dance Committee IV.
ELIOTT W. WHITNEY, JR.
The opposite sex was "Web's" single weakness.
He was a popular member of our class. and noted
for his love of fun. "Web" was one of our bas-
ketball stars. Basketball I, II. III. IV: Usher
Graduation III: Class Business Manager III: Tattler
Assistant Athletics Editor III, Athletics Editor IV:
Property Committee Senior Play IV: Tennis Club
GRACE M. WIDENER
Alfable and iolly is "C1racie." She is always
willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
She was a member of the Home Economics Club
STEI.I.A P. WIGGINS
"Stoll" remained quietly in the background dur-
ing her school life. but never for a minute did we
forget that she was there. She was a perfect
model of how a student should behave in class.
for never did we hear a teacher reprimand Stella.
ROBERT I.. WILLENS
"Bob" will always be remembered for his elo-
quence. We know he will realize his ambition to
be a lawyer. He was also well-known for his
extraordinary acting ability. Tuttler Reporter II:
Dramatics Club II, III. IV: Cheerleader IV: "De-
lusion" IV: Senior Play IV.
Our Helen was one of the most brilliant, care-
free, and active among us. About every other
day we would hear of her accomplishments in bas-
ketball. which. we were told, were something to
open the eyes of bystanders. Dramatics Club III.
IV: Tennis Club III, IV: Tusilula Associate-Edi-
tor: Upper Quarter.
HARRY H. WII.LIAMS
Gloominess was not one of Harry's faults: neith-
er was he a class cut-up. He was quiet and am-
bitious. and anxious to get ahead. Boys' Band I.
II. III: Orchestra II. III. IV: Upper Fourth.
JOHN FLOYD WILLIAMS
"Johnny" excelled in radio and dramatics. He
was one of our most popular students as well as
one of our most studious. Tattler Reporter I,
II: Track III: Dramatics Club II, III, President
IV: President Senior Class: Tattler Personals Edi-
tor IV: Assistant Tusitala Editor IV: Senior Play:
Boys' Band I, II, III, IV: Orchestra I, II. III. IV:
Art Club III, IV: State Tournament Play.
We could always rely on "Winnie" to do any-
thing she said she'd do. She always practiced
the golden rule. We're proud to have had her
at Nashua High School. "Winnie" was a Tusi-
lala Paragrapher IV.
FRANK A. WIRESK
"Seaweed" was quite an athlete. We never
saw him alone. but always surrounded by friends.
I-Iis personality accounted for his tremendous pop-
ularity. Football I, III, IV: Basketball III. IV:
Alumni Dance Checking Committee IV: Track IV.
"Al" was the girl who kept her mind on her
work, and at the same time enjoyed herself. Art
Club III, IV: Junior and Senior Prom Decora-
tion Committee III, IV.
IRVING J. WOLF
"Ivy" is a true optimist. A smile is continu-
ally on his face. and he has a cheerful greeting for
everyone. Track II: Tennis III. IV: Cheerleader
III. IV: Dramatics Club III, IV: "The Florist
Shop" IV: Glee Club IV: Senior Play IV: Up-
ANTHONY JOHN ADAMS WOLKOWSKI
"Tony" was a quiet and well-liked fellow. One
would always see him talking to the girls in the
hall-way. I-Ie must have crooned to them, as he
was a member of the Glee Club IV.
Paul is a jolly good fellow, and a very hard
worker. Everyone who knows him likes him.
Paul was a member of the Boys' Band I. II. III.
WILLIAM H. WOODBURY
"Baron" is a jolly fellow and an all-around good
sport in every sense of the word. Ask the Art
Class about him. Boys' Band I. II. III. IV: Art
Club III. IV: Junior and Senior Prom Decoration
Committee III. IV.
ALPHONSE A. ZAPENAS
"Zeke" had a habit of giving advice to his
teachers. At times it was not appreciated, but that
did not daunt "Zeke" He paid more attention
to sports than school work and made quite an ath-
lete of himself. Football I. II, IV: Track IV.
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lt was on the seventh of September, l932, that a group of jolly future
seamen climbed the gangplank of the training ship N. H. S. for a four-year
cruise that would prepare them to sail the Sea of Life.
During our Hrst year on the training ship, we were designated as "land-
lubbers," because of our inability to withstand the rocking motions of the
waves. How seasick we felt while sailing through the Gulf of Algebra and the
Latin Channel, grasping the rails for support, and keeling from port to star-
board! Some of us were even compelled to leave the good ship N. H. S. and
seek the more serene behavior of land.
To those of us who emerged successfully, June was a welcome month be-
cause it marked the close of our first training period and the end of our appella-
tion as 'ilandlubbersu by our elders.
During our shore leave of two months, we rested and gathered new
strength and energy for our second and more strenuous period. and September,
1933, found us all hale and hearty, embarking for our second training period
on board the good vessel.
At last we were beginning to be someone around the ship: it seemed as if
our talents were beginning to be appreciated: we were given more difficult tasks
to do, could freely mingle with the more experienced seamen, and had a few
things in common with them.
The sea still proved too rough for some of us. since again, in this period a
small number of the crew disembarked at the nearest port and were never seen
on the ship again. For the rest of us the common cry seemed to be "Sail on,
sail on." for we sailed smoothly with the wind, and once more reached our
home port in June, 1934, for our second shore leave of two months.
September arrived quickly and so the day of sailing. How heartily we
entered our third training period, for now we were not mere seafarers, but were
to be called "Seamen, Junior Class." How we marvelled at this appellation!
It was in this training period that we were given the right to choose our
oflicers, and proceeding to do so, elected Frank Aponovich, Captain: Rose Cote,
First Mate: Webster Whitney, Second Mate, and Dorothy Osgood, Boatswain.
The sea was still rather rough during this period, but all of us, with the
exception of a few, successfully withstood all effects of the waves.
It was also during this period that our ofHcers chose for us a ring which
would serve the purpose of identification from the rest of the crew.
As it is the custom of the third class to have a dance and social gathering.
we did not fail to attend this time-honoured custom. and the evening of the
third of May, 1935, found us all strolling the decks in our best uniforms.
Toward -the end of this period we were told to elect officers for our fourth
and last training period. John Williams was elected Captain: Lillian Blake.
First Mate: Frank Aponovich, Second Mate: and Jennie Aponovich, Boatswain.
By this time, June had arrived and we reached our home port and disem-
barked for our third and last shore leave from the good ship.
The su.mmer months went by quickly and September again found us on
hand for embarkation upon our last training voyage.
At last we were somebody on the ship-A'Seamen, Senior Class." Ohl
How dignified we felt when walking about the decks, with all the lower class
seamen about us seeming so inferior.
In October came the call for volunteers to take part in the presentation of
a play-"Remote Control," which was staged to help pay our graduation ex-
penses. Many answered thc call and many were chosen. They rehearsed dili-
gently for six long weeks, and early in December, the residents of our home port
were told that the play would be presented on board ship, the evening of Fri-
day the sixth. The ship was to make a special stop, and they were cordially
invited to attend our presentation. The response was hearty, and the affair
was a success.
There seemed to be great excitement on deck one day. No-it was not
an accident or a man overboard, it was just the Seamen, Senior Class, posing for
Later in the year, another small group of players was chosen to represent
the ship at the New Hampshire State Play Tournament. This cast gave "The
Wedding" and came home after winning a place for our ship in the annual
New England competition.
At about the same time, another group represented the school in the State
Original Play Contest. These pupils appeared in 'AThe Delusion," a one-act
play written by Ellen Sweeney, and again the cast came home with the first
On March 2, after due consideration, the Seamen, Senior Class, elected the
scribes of the Tusitala, the ship's log book. James Norton was elected Chief
Scribe and Bronca Mazeika, 'Helen VJillette, and Niles Jensen, Associate Scribes.
At an assembly of the crew on April 6, 1936, Admiral Nesmith an-
nounced the names o,f the eighty-two seamen who had attained highest ratings.
Our First Mate, Lillian Blake, was named Valedictorian.
On the following Wednesday, we assembled once more, and under the
direction of Admiral Nesmith. nominated and elected an orator and four
prophets-two boys and two girls. George Cachiona, one of the most am-
bitious members of the crew, was chosen orator, and Albert Hardy, Helen
Pialtos, Dorothy Osgood, and Paul Bertrand were chosen as prophets.
From this time on every day seemed to bring forth new adventures. Some
of the more ambitious members of the Seamen, Senior Class, tried for the Dodge
Contest, a prize of S40 to be awarded at the completion of our course for the
best paper on certain specified subjects. - Another group spoke extemporaneously
at assembly one day, and the week following this same group Wrote a theme
from a number of subjects chosen by our superior officers.
For the remainder of the time between then and June, the sea was calm
and we sailed to our home port under favorable conditions. Upon our arrival
at port, we held our Senior Prom, which was followed the next night by the
reading of the Class Will, Prophecies, and Class History. Friday evening, June
l9, 1936, the greatest event of our lives to date-Graduation-took place, the
night we were to be given our certificates as First Class Seamen, prepared to sail
the Sea of Life.
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The Class of 1936 may not have gained much notice in the history of high
school sports during its first three years, but it surely made quite a name for
itself in its nnal year by holding down almost every position on the teams in
the various branches of sports, and we are quite certain that our class will be
remembered with honor in reference to the sports history of the school.
During our freshman year we were obliged to attend school in the after-
noon. Since this cut off any chance of working for a varsity letter in football,
a freshman team was started. which practiced in the morning under the super-
vision of Coach Degasis. This team picked up a poor record but succeeded in
learning a few pointers which showed up in their play during their senior year
on the varsity squad. The defeats in football were soon forgotten by the class
of '36 because of a victory over the sophomores a few weeks later in basketball.
Outside of these two teams, the Class of '36 did not feature prominently in any
sports during its freshman year.
Except for Baniesevich winning his letter for baseball, Lafiamme for
hockey, and Whitney for basketball, the Class of l936 did not earn many var-
sity letters during its sophomore year. although Oulton and Laliberte did show
up well in track. Some of our classmates who did not win a varsity letter
their sophomore year were playing on second and third teams. thus supplying
the first teams with the practice which is needed to keep any first team in shape.
As our junior year rolled along, we began to find our classmates popping
up on first team positions in every sport. In football, "Toby" Graham and
"Salty" Packor, ex-'36, were starring in the backiield, with "Charlie" Winn,
ex-'36, and Frank Shubelka, ex-'36, in the line for the first team, while 'AJerry"
Aponovich, "Billy" Pawlukiewicz, "Jimmie" Pappachristos, ex-'36, and
A'Chap" Chaplick were alternating constantly with other first team players so
as to earn their letters in football their junior year. A few of our other class-
mates on the football squad included "Bo" Narkunas, A'Bunso" Baniesevich,
Farwell, Wiresk, Bibeau, Zapenas. Haven, and D'Amour.
On the basketball court, the class of '36 was represented by "Jerry" Apon-
ovich, "Web" Whitney, and 'ASalty" Packor, ex-'36, who were awarded let-
ters their junior year at the completion of a mediocre season.
During the spring, A'Tom" Leonard, "Pete" Gaidis, and A'Paul" Travers
featured for the golf team, which established a fine record. "Bunso" Baniese-
vich and "Toby" Graham won their letters in baseball, as did "Bob" Moher,
"Art" D'Amour, "Bo" Narkunas, and "Chet" Lapeza for track.
The boys' tennis team showed that it was made of championship calibre,
because it pushed aside all high school opposition for an undefeated record.
Players from the Class of '36' on the tennis team were: Lucien Laliberte, who
also directed the team, George Melendy, Irving Wolfe, "Red" 1Vlc1ntosh, and
"Teddy" Vassias. The first two players named above won their letters in
this sport. The Class of '36 also came through in the girls' tennis team during
the spring of '35 with Anne Aponovich, Jennie Aponovich, Anne Satkowski,
and Helen Willette on the team. The former three won their letters.
To show the great part that the Class of 1936 took in sports its senior
year, one merely has to glance over the list of senior lettermen for football and
basketball for 1935-36. Out of the twenty-four lettermen in football eighteen
were seniors. Out of the ten lettermen in basketball seven were seniors.
The greatest victory that Nashua's eleven achieved was its surprising win
over a highly-touted Lowell team at Nashua during the middle of the football
season. Nashua's trick triple pass provided the upset over Lowell. The final
score of that memorable game was 9-6. Captain "Toby" Graham took an
ever-active part in the backfield, along with "Jerry" Aponovich, "Bob" Moher,
Lionel Bibeau, and Arthur D'Amour. The line was filled in alternatingly
with Prank Shubelka, ex-'36, Frank Wiresk, William Haven, "Ted" Floras,
Ellsworth Farwell, 'iBilly" Pawlukewicz, Julius Chaplick, Charles Winn.
James Pappachristos, and Joseph Chainski. Their successful record for the
season was six wins and three losses. Peter Swabowich won his letter as man-
ager of the team.
During the early part of the winter of 1935-36, captain "Jerry" Apono-
vich, "Web" Whitney, "Bunso" Baniesevich, "Bo" Narkunas, "Dick" Cote.
Stanley Kosman, and Frank Wiresk started their last season of basketball for
Nashua High. Their final record, which was five wins and nine losses, in-
cluded three Victories over Manchester, N. H., teams, thus enabling them to re-
ceive a bid to the state tournament in class A for the first time in three years.
The team lost its first game to Claremont, who later was runner up to Berlin.
The only senior lettermen for cross-country were John Mills and George
Britton. who participated in three matches during the fall of 1935. '
At the present writing, baseball, tennis, track, and golf are yet to be played,
but the outlook is bright. The baseball team has "Toby" Graham and "Bunso"
Baniesevich returning: the track team has captain i'Chet" Lapeza, "Bob" Mo-
her, D'Amour, and Narkunas: the golf team, 'iTom" Leonard, "Paul" Trav-
ers, and Captain "Pete" Gaidis: the boys' tennis team, Captain Lucien La-
liberte, George Melendy, lrving Wolfe, and "Red" Mclntoshz the girls' tennis
team, Captain Anne Aponovich, Jennie Aponovich, Anne Satkowski, and Helen
Willette. Just to show more bright colors of the Class of 1936, Lafazani will
become manager of the baseball team this spring, with Economopoulos becom-
ing the manager of the track team. Outside of the baseball team, the seniors
will be holding down almost all the positions this spring because of their pre-
vious knowledge of the sports: so it looks now like the completion of a suc-
cessful career for the 1936 class in the line of sports, and there will be many va-
cant positions next year as a result of our graduation in June.
Darkness! A shot! A masculine voice shouts for the lights! The
lights suddenly flare up, revealing a group of men gathered about a desk where
slumps the body of a man. What is all this excitement, you ask? How could
such things happen in dear old Nashua High? Have you forgotten? It is
the night of December 6, I936--the night of the Senior Play of the Class of
1936. The play is the thrilling Remote Control, and the audience is listening
and watching with bated breath,
The setting of Remote Control is in the broadcasting studio of WPH, the
Potter House in Chicago. The announcer of WPH, and our hero, is Walter
Brokenchild, played by Robert Willens. His able secretary, and also the girl
he loves, is Helen Wright, played by Marie Haug. The comedy of the play is
supplied by Ralph Shugart. Control Engineer, played by Irving Wolfe, and by
the high-pressure publicity man, Charlie Ciolden, played by John Williams.
And a grand performance is handed in by Sergeant Devine, the detective who
attempts to solve, in his blundering way, the mysterious murder in the studio.
Sergeant Devine is ably played by Martin Hansberry. Moran, the house de-
tective, is played by Niles Jensen. Of course, no play of this kind would be
complete without a villain or two, and Remote Control supplies not one or two,
but six. These six are members of the notorious "Ghost Gang," Dr. A. P.
Workman, the well-known spiritualist, played by Alfred Robichaudl Bert
Rupert, the advertising agent, played by Paul Burns: and the gunmen, Peter,
Joe. Ed, and Jack, played respectively by Winston Blake, Franklin Newman.
Harry Williams, and George Dooley. W. L. Oakwood, the owner of the
Potter House, is played by Richard Moran. Some more refreshing comedy is
supplied by Professor Murrey, Physical Culture expert, played by Earl Watts.
His accompanist at the piano is Anna Bancroft.
But I must not forget the bevy of beautiful girls, members of the Junior
League. who come to sing over the radio, and are insultingly robbed of their
jewels. They are Betty Bundy, Marie Nash, Ellen Sweeney, Arlene Lougee,
Lillian Blake, Claire Cote, Camille Corriveau, and Helen Doyle.
Music for the play is supplied by Larry Punk and his Serenaders, who are
really Stephen Trubacz. Robert Spence, Arnold Sharpe, Leo Nusenoff, Ray-
mond Gagnon, Albert Ciolden, and Leonard Labine Cl937j. Also Dorothy
Doyle, played by Louise Goodale, does an unusual tap dance on her toes.
The two policemen under Sergeant Devine are Charles Elbling and Diony-
sius Economopoulos. Rehearsal assistants were Thelma Leith and Kiki Cour-
tis, and the play, of course, was under the able supervision of Miss Elizabeth
A large and grand cast, music, beautiful girls, adventure, thrills-what
more could any audience desire, and the curtain falls on the last act of Remote
Conlrol, with a burst of thunderous applause from the audience,
THE NEW ENGLAND FESTIVAL PLAY
'AA Wedding," a comedy by James Kirkpatrick, was selected for our entry
in the State Drama Contest to be held April ll in Keene. The cast was
chosen, rehearsals started, and the play was onl The day finally arrived for
the competition at Keene, and Nashua returned home victorious. This vic-
tory gave us the opportunity of participating in the New England Drama Day
Festival in which each state of New England entered two one-act plays.
The play related the experience of a nerved-up bridegroom who lost his
collar-button on his wedding day, who was tortured by a know-it-all best man,
a nonchalant usher, a weeping mother, a bossy aunt, and an angry father-in-
law. Nevertheless. the bride remained calm and composed throughout the
long delay, although a battle was finally waged between her and her hus-
band-to-be when she entered his room unannounced, and heard him say that
he wasn't "going to get married."
The New England Eestival took place on May 22 and 23 in Manchester,
and although Nashua did not top for honors, nevertheless the experience, the
knowledge, and the friends which the cast gained rendered it a total success.
The cast of the play was as follows: Robert Tisdale, the groom, John
Williams: Alice Grayson, the bride, Lillian Blake: Archie, the best man. Wins-
ton Blake: Ted, the usher, Niles Jensen: Julia Grayson, the aunt, Arlene
Lougee: Mr. Grayson, the bride's father, Alfred Robichaud: Mrs. Tisdale, the
groom's mother, Helen Doyle.
Another outstanding play of the year was the New Hampshire State orig-
inal play contest winner, UThe Delusion," Written by Ellen Sweeney. Hav-
ing won the local contest, it was presented in assembly on March Z4 for the
iirst time. Those who took part in it were Claire Cote, Jeanne Gautier, Betty
Bundy, Paul Bertrand, Robert Willens, and Camille Corriveau.
Later it was chosen by the state judges as one of the four best in the state.
On May 1, in Laconia, it was awarded first place by the unanimous vote of the
judges as the most original and best-presented one-act play.
The play is a modern comedy. It deals with high school seniors who
are very ambitious to go to a college ball: but after their plans and preparations
are made, they discover that another girl, shy and reserved in their opinion, has
spoiled their chances of going by receiving the coveted invitation herself.
This was Ellen Sweeney's first attempt at writing. It certainly was a
successful one, and it won a great honor for herself and the school. Perhaps
it's the beginning of a writing career for her. If she does continue, we know
she'll do her best.
On this day of commencement, gravely we stand
With questioning faces, diplomas in hand,
A sign of achievement of years we've been through,
Like ships rightly rigged whose sailing is due,
Prepared to withstand the wild charge of the storm,
Ready to combat with what lies beyond,
So we, starting out, a gallant flotilla,
Are ready to meet our Charybdis and Scylla!
We've been strengthened and hardened for what is to come,
By four happy years which seemed hardly one.
In knowledge, our ships have strong ribs of steel:
Our helm's perseverance: faith is the keel:
Our beams, wrought from friendship, can be felled by no force:
Our map's common sense for charting our course.
Over Neptune's broad kingdom, 36's staunch fleet
Will sail to a land at the end of the deep,
Where peace, joy, contentment, will be there to greet
The crews which have sailed the invincible fleet.
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We, the Class of 1936, knowing we are always in our right mind, do
hereby declare this our last will and testament, and do hereby appoint Edmund
Keefc, M.A. CMediator of Argumentsj chief executor.
FIRST: We bequeath to Mr. Nesmith a streamlined tricycle to facilitate
covering the territory in the new school.
SECOND: To Mr. Lawrence, we leave an army mule to remind him of
some of the stubborn seniors he taught.
THIRD: To Miss May Sullivan, we humanely bequeath one dog kennel
to be made by Mr. O'Neil's over-suffering classes to keep the stray dogs which
wander in from the street from sleeping under the desks of her future pupils.
FOURTH: To Miss Coffey, we leave a good, honest sophomore who won't
eat her lunch on the way up from the lunch counter.
FIFTH: To Miss Campbell, we bequeath a neon sign. "Do not disturb.
Dictation going on." It is the hope of the class that this will prevent many
nervous breakdowns when someone walks in, with the result that the pupils
pass in meaningless letters comprised mostly of blank spaces.
SIXTH: To Mrs. Nesmith, we leave the permission to buy all the season's
latest song hits including "The Music Goes Round and Round," to be used
on the Ediphone: so if the o key is struck accidentally it will only be part of
the song. '
SEVENTH: We bequeath to Miss Dowd a class that will not make any un-
necessary noises, and an Oriental rug to be placed under every desk so that
pupils may shuffle their feet to their heart's content without annoying the
EIGHTH: To Miss Brown, we bequeath an automatic turnstile which will
not permit the departure of her pupils until the bell has rung.
NINTH: To ease the strain on Miss Cramer's lungs in her home-room, we
leave the cow bell which was present at several football games.
TENTH: To Miss Cornell, we bequeath a new bouquet of artificial flowers
to replace the ones that have withered during their five years of use in plays.
ELEVENTH: To Mr. Canfield, we leave a Scotch bagpipe to help him get
rid of the extra wind he has left after the sixth period.
TWELFTH: To Miss Barnes, we leave the privilege of conducting a year-
ly trip to Rome to visit old ruins. with the reservation that she warn her pupils
not to walk away with the Colosseum as a souvenir.
THIRTEENTH: To Miss McC1lynn, we leave a pot of 'fSurestick" glue,
enough to last for many a "sitting" to keep her future pupils in the places
where they belong.
FOURTEENTH: To Miss Doe, we bequeath a stratosphere balloon to ex-
plore the higher regions of the library.
FIPTEENTH: To Mr. Kempton, we leave full permission to copyright the
statement, "That is right," under United States and foreign copyright laws.
SIXTEENTH: To Mr. White, we leave more students who know that
Wheeling, Virginia, is not a hard job: and also a pack of bloodhounds to trace
his lost cross-country men.
SEVENTEENTI-I: We leave to Mr. Keefe a sinking fund, whereby making
it possible for him to invest each morning in a package of gum, so that when
his classes come to school chewing, he will not feel slighted,
EIGHTEENTH: To Mr. Hatch, we bequeath a desk covered with an air
cushion to be used exclusively for resting.
NINETEENTH: To Mr. Morley, we bequeath a section of those "wide
open spaces" where he can run loose catching butterflies for his laboratory ex-
TWENTIETH: To Miss Jacques, we leave a bottle of hair tonic to stop
the falling hairs from the paint brushes.
TWENTY-FIRST: To Mr. Kennedy, we leave a fully-equipped laboratory
so he will not have to travel from room to room in search of materials finding
them eventually when the class period is over.
TWENTY-SECOND: To Mr. Paquette, we leave a carton of unbreakable
violin strings so that they won't snap in the midst of his soulful rendition of
Mendelssohn's "Spring Song."
TWENTY-THIRD: To Miss Burmeister, we leave the permission to occupy
the warmest classroom in the new school so that she may teach her pupils
"How to Avoid Getting a Cold" without freezing in the process of education.
TWENTY-FOURTH: To Mr. Cioddard, we leave a good-looking, blonde
nurse to take care of all the cuts and bruises which next year's classes will cer-
,TWENTY-FIFTH: To Mr. Wilson, we bequeath a class that will appre-
ciate his efforts to unearth another Lily Pons or Nelson Eddy, and the hope
that he discovers the "Lost Chord."
TWENTY-SIXTH: To Coach Chesnulevich, we bequeath a fur-lined over-
coat so that he may sit comfortably at the football games.
TWENTY-SEVENTH: To "Danny," our favorite janitor, we leave all the
papers which will be found in waste baskets with the permission to save them
in the hope that some day we shall have earned enough fame to make our signa-
TWENTY-EIC-HTH: To the Class of l937, we leave the refinished desk tops
in the senior home-rooms. We hope you will be very careful of them for they
TWENTY-NINTH: To the Class of 1938, we leave the permission to make
as much noise in assembly as we did-if they can.
TI-IIRTIETH: To the Class of 1939, we leave the grim determination to
last three years more.
Drawn on this, the seventeenth day of June, nineteen hundred and thirty-
six, according to the wishes of the class.
THE CLASS OF 1936.
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"Good evening, friends. This is Major Bertrand's amateur hour, and
tonight we are honoring our own city, Nashua. Your master of ceremonies
is Major's secretary. Many thanks to the mayor, George Melendy, the chief
of police, George Oulton. and the superintendent of streets, Frank Shattuck,
for their kindness to our performers at a banquet prepared by Steward Niles
Jensen of William Haven's Hash Factory. The merchants of Nashua have
sent in many gifts. Richard Moran and Walter Ruf sent in souvenir mouse
traps from their hardware store. On my desk is a candy ire-truck made by
Dorothy Sherwin, Ruth Andrews, and Jeannette Morey in their candy shop,
and presented with this message-'To keep the siren companyf Lewis and
Theodore Marshall, co-owners of the Paper Mart, have printed stationery for
use as ballots by far-away listeners. But come-we must get 'on with the
i'First, LaBounty's Lullers, an orchestra which claims itself the best in
the city. Lewis Balban, Richard Reilly, Paul McLaughlin, Edward Dube,
Crandall Harris, Gilbert Clement, and Paul Desjardins under the leadership of
George LaBounty will prove their statement by playing a selection Written by
Miss Doris LaBounty. ak gk
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about the truth of their statement. A comedy team is ready to tackle us.
Watch out for John Williams, William Woodbury, and Paul Woodbury.
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"O, K.! O. Ki Three classmates of mine whom practice has certainly
made perfect as the Three Sharx Brothers. Now to the next number.
"You are all blondes, all sopranos, and all tap-dance. May you come?
Yes, do, girls! Althea Cummings, Claire Bjorkman, Edith Douzanis, Marion
Nusenoff, and June Noonan are here to show you how Hve can do the same
thing at the same time, but fast time.
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"O, K.! O. K.Z Do you believe it now? Here are four more girls
who say they can make more noise Cgood musical noisej than any other four
they have ever heard. Florence Rogers, Stella Maskewicz, Camille Brodeur, and
Rose McCaugney are warming up their vocal chords. Beware!
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"We all change in ten years. A violin soloist is going to prove there are
still such instruments. Mary Kissel will bow the violin, and Georgia Mour-
ontson bang the piano.
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UO. K.I O. K.l I wouldn't need a siren if we all could do as well as
that. An imitator, John Mills. Just the man we need to liven up the pro-
gram. You don't imitate the ordinary things? Oh! I see. Cats and dogs,
horses, and airplanes.
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"At this time I want to thank those who help to make this program a
success-Douglas MacDonald and Benjamin Parker, who decorate the stage
so you people in the visible audience will marvel at its beauty: Stanley Bogdan,
who takes out the squeaks and squawks in the control room: Martin Holt and
Earl Watts, the studio announcers: Robert Desmarais, the publicity man: Claire
Monty and Joyce Bickford, the studio pianists: and last but not least, Franklin
Newman, master of the siren at my request.
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"To continue the real performance we have a double male quartet who
sing peppy songs, perfected while patrolling in police cruising cars. These
paragons are George Baker, Raymond Marcoux, Louis Olson, Robert Moher,
Albert Golden, Sygmunt Kowynia, Richard Cote, and Paul Ouellet.
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"O. K.l O. K.! We are honored tonight by the presence of several
former Nashuans who have come back to be in the studio audience. First,
Miss Mary McDermott, the noted woman surgeon .... Miss Julia Terris,
mistress of the wardrobe of the Metropolitan Opera Company and her assistant,
Miss Albertine Wise .... And now two women who share New Hampshire's
honors as two of her six representatives, Miss Bet-Elizabeth Bundy and Miss
Dorothy Turner .... Here is a lady who helps make the program a success,
and is also a guest, Miss Helen Pialtos, owner of the N. R. A. chain of theaters.
Miss Pialtos takes the best of our amateurs for her stage shows. Next, Miss
Marie Haug, America's latest Shakespearean actress.
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"No musical program is complete without a blues song. The title of this
one to be sung by Ruth Martin and Clara Baker is 'Merrimac Blues or Flood
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"O. K.! O. K.! And now the Handsome Harmonizers-four sweet
sopranos combining four sweeter voices to lay claim to their title: Ethel Bred-
enberg, Marie Nash, Claire Cote, and Eloise Burque.
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"O. K.! O. K.! No. It is not the dark shades of night approaching,
but two black rascals--'Famous and Dandy' in real life, Royden Sharp and
John Pershing Bulger.
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"Before we leave you, I think you should know who is sponsoring this
program. These popular people are Nashua merchants. Girls' Garbs can
show you the latest styles in any size, for Anna Bancroft, Thelma Leith, Lillian
Blake, and Shirley Mask keep one eye on Hollywood all the time. Do you
want your hair to look lovely? George Law and Winston Blake are experts
on coiffures. You housewives must be weary of planning meals. Why not
let Panaota Paskali and Ellen Leach take over your menus for a week? Do
you need a lawyer? In case you do, remember Henrietta Johnson, Camille
Corriveau, and Louise Dubois. Have any of your valuable jewels been stolen?
Stella Michalewicz, Mildred Gosselin, and Emma Phippard have never failed
as private detectives. .
"Now you know what, where, why, and by whom, but we are sorry to say
we do not know when we will be with you again. but until then-so long.
This is Dorothy Osgood speaking for Major Bertrand."
Nineteen hundred and forty-five and I find myself in Nashua scouting
for talent for my amateur radio hour. While I was driving up the seven-lane
highway to Nashua. my attention was drawn to a large sign on the side of
the road: F. Dee and D. Dee-Manufacturers of Fine Hair-Growing Tonic-
Guaranteed to Grow Hair on a Billiard Ball. The factory was a little dis-
tance off the highway, and I drove up. I approached a door labeled Ofiice and
entered. Here I found Francis and Daniel Dee sitting behind desks much too
large for them. Francis was smoking a five-cent cigar, judging from the aroma.
They recognized me immediately, even though I couldn't see my feet any more.
"Hi, Paul," said the boys. "Sit down, old friend, and give your body a
rest. We haven't seen you in a dog's age."
"Hello, boys. How are things going?"
"Great for us. We've got half the city working for us. Robert Gilmore
helped discover oil in Hudson and we're making hair-grower from it. Albert
Hardy is our Hudson representative and he has made plenty of dough. He's
got a Rolls Royce now. Charlie Elbling is our foreign representative. Patricia
Sullivan and Pearl Trudeau are our stenographers. Edward Parzych is our
employment man. If you want a job, see Eddie. Among your old friends
who also work for us are Lionel Poirier and Chester Sargent. Frank Wiresk
is one of our very best truck drivers. Stanley Petrowski, the mad chemist,
makes up our formulas. What are you doing for a living, Paul?"
"Oh, I'm an amateur radio hour promoter for the Goose and Gander
Coffee Company. I'm out here looking for some home-town talent."
"Well, if I were you," said Frank, "I would go up to see Arlene Lougee.
She runs the Amateur Theatre of Nashua in league with Ellen Sweeney. The
girls could help you a lot."
After getting this information, I said goodbye to the boys and continued
into Nashua. I noticed Martin Hansberry and James Roche in a police car
as I went by Hollis Street. I parked the car on Main Street and looked around
for Arlene Lougee's Theatre. As I passed by the Elite Dress Shop, I noticed it
was being run by Beatrice Charron and Mary Tong. I finally found the
theatre and went in. I asked the cashier where the manager's office was, and
you could have knocked me for a row of dead cats when I found that the
cashier was Melvina Marchenonis. She showed me a letter from Lucien La-
liberte, who was in New York selling ice cream on Coney Island. Lucien re-
ported that Leo Laflamme and Alfred Robichaud were selling hot dogs in a
stand beside him. Robert Willens was a barker for William Pawlukiewicz's
sideshow. Clarence McIntosh and Julius Chaplick were life guards there un-
til they both saved a life and then got married. Melvina directed me to the
manager's oflice, where I was ushered in by Lionel Bibeau, head usher of the
Ellen Sweeney, the only one there, was certainly surprised to see me.
When I explained my mission she said she could help me.
"Leo Nusenoff has a great band," she said, "Harry Williams, Paul
Anctil, James Pinette, Paul Leaver, Gerard Poirier, and Robert Tatarczuk play
for him. Campbell Wall croons for them, and Andrea Dane is their torch-
"Have you any good comedians in the city, Ellen?"
"Oh yes! Norman Ledoux and Webster Whitney are the rage about
town. They are simply, bodaciously funny. For dancers you could get Rose
Cote and Louise Goodale. We have some good imitators in the town, too.
Helen Doyle and Nancy Proctor have won great recognition for their excellent
imitations. The duet composed of Irving Wolf and Pauline Edelstein can
Sing opera in anything from C minor to B flat."
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"Well, you seem to have quite a bit of talent for me, Ellen. Now you
can tell me about some of our old schoolmates."
"Sure thing, Paul. Tom Leonard, Peter Gaidis, and John Stylianos
have all become great golfers. They are on this year's United States Olympic
Team. Mary Shea, Helen Supple, and Rita Reynolds started a tea room with
William Makarawicz as chief cook and bottle washer. The Woolworth store
has secured Margaret Reed as chief custodian of nickels and dimes. Germaine
Theroux, Frances Lavoie, Virginia Larocque, and Ruth Keene are her able
assistants. Nashua's radio station, WLZW, is run by Louis Karosas, Ells-
worth Farwell, and Roy Landry. Lena Karstok and Sophie Stanepedos take
care of the station's telephone calls. What do you know of some of our class-
"A little, Ellen," I said. "Norman Levesque wrote me that he married
a Pelham girl, and was the proud dad of live children. He said that Loretta
Lampron, Anna Spellman, and Augusta Neville were trained nurses now.
Estelle St. Onge and Theresa Therriault have become big business women in
New York. The famous P. P. 'Ed R. Shoe Stores are operated by Philip La-
flamme, Paul Langlois, and Raymond Borghi, with Ernestine Nadreau and
Pauline Sloan supervising the women's shoe styles. The letter I got last
week from Rita Soucy said that in the six-day bicycle race in Chicago, she
saw Norman McAfee, Alphonse Zapenas, George Felton and Stanley Narkunas.
Those boys always did have dizzy ambitions. She also said that Stanley
Motylewski and Maurice Boulanger had a grudge fight in Chicago for the favor
of Jeanne Vien. These people are all that I have heard about. I have an en-
gagement in Boston, Ellen, so I guess I'll run along. Try to get that talent
for me, won't you? Goodbye, and good luck."
"Goodbye," said Ellen as she closed the office door. I made my way
back to my car and set out for Boston, feeling quite pleased with my visit to
the old home town.
It was a cool morning in September, 1946, when I went joyfully up the
steps of the new Nashua High School, humming a tune under my breath, for
I had just set out on my job as a scout for talent for Major Bertrand's Amateur
Hour. While I was scouting I thought that it might be interesting to find
out what had become of some of my classmates, and see if I could find some
talent there. I went to the high school office and was amazed to see Robert
Charron at the principal's desk, but was soon enlightened when he informed
me that he held the honored position of principal. Robert had installed a new
system in the high school whereby one could take down a certain numbered
receiver and could listen in on what the teacher in the corresponding room was
saying. This eliminated much fooling and provided smarter pupils.
I asked for a list of the faculty, and as I glanced at it, I saw these names
at once: Jennie R. Aponovich, Stenography: Winnifred Mason, Economics:
Bessie Katsialicas, Latin: Mary Anthoulis, Swimming Instructor: Alaftharios
Floras, Basketball Coach: and Philip Ackley, Physical Instructor. We might
be able to use Phil as an exercise director on our program.
These names reminded me of some of my classmates I had met while I
was traveling in foreign countries on a pleasure trip. In Paris I had encoun-
tered Frank Aponovich and James Clifford, famous clothes designers for women,
and Evangeline George, their model. Carmelle Belanger was studying music
at Naples and could now play any kind of musical instrument. George Cach-
iona was United States ambassador to England.
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While I was in Germany, I met John Lafazanis and Dionisius Economo-
poulos, who had become German interpreters of Herr Hitler's speeches for the
American people. I was not at all surprised. because I remembered how they
used to like German in high school. Leo Perrault was a missionary in China
trying to convert the heathen. Surprising of Leo!
The airplane in which I had crossed the Atlantic was piloted by Mary
Fitzpatrick, and Saleva Maroon was the air hostess. She had rushed to my
rescue many times when I was not feeling so well.
Upon leaving the high school I decided the next place to go to was the
City Hall to see what information I could get there. On my way I was
hailed by a fair young lady, who, on approaching nearer, turned out to be
none other than Edith Magee. She was wheeling a carriage with six infants,
and seeing my questioning look, she informed me that she was a nurse and
was taking care of the famous Dionne sextuplets.
"Haven't you heard of them?" she inquired. i'They are the babies of
Cecile Dionne, and are known by her maiden name because of the similarity
of the name to that of the famous quintuplets of our day. Her husband died
a few weeks after the birth of the babies. I guess the shock was too much for
After laughing over this, I asked whether she could give me any other
news about our classmates.
"Well," she said, "Sophie Lewkovicz surprised everybody by founding an
orphanage with Helena Lapinski as her head nurse. She said that she couldn't
bear to see the homeless children running around the streets. Anne Aponovich
was awarded the United States Tennis Championship, and Angeline Constan-
tino won a nonsense-talking contest last week, She may turn out to be an-
other Gracie Allen."
"How is the town of Hudson getting along?" I asked.
"Oh, Hudson has grown! Paul Bouchard holds the position of Mayor,
and Lulu Costes is his private secretary. Well, I must be going now, as the
babies are beginning to get restless. Goodbye!"
I resumed my walk, but I had no sooner gone a few steps than a hand
was laid on my shoulder, and on turning I looked straight into the eyes of
"Why, Katherine, what's the idea of the costume? Are you going to a
"Don't be silly! This is my uniform. I am the present police com-
missioner of the city of Nashua. Erma Twiss and Marion Peters are two of
the women members of the police force." '
"Good for you! But what has become of our good friend Kiki Courtis?"
"Oh, Kiki's a tall, stately, young lady now. She wrote the book How
to Gain an Inch a Week, and many people are now taking her advice."
"Have you any information to give me about our old classmates?"
"Theodore Christos is chief control engineer of the XYZ broadcasting
station, situated above the North Common, and Shirley Clement is a famous
blues singer over that station. Maurice Newman is the owner of the Newman
Chewing Gum Company. Arthur Arsenault is the president and George
Britton business manager. Whenever there is an overproduction of stock and
sales are not high, they consume most of the stock on hand themselves to make
room for the fresh product. Bronca Mazeika now has a permanent job as
stenographer at the Red Cross, and she will receive a pension as soon as she
retires. Rena Katsiaficas now has the position she most longed for. She is
a kindergarten teacher. Herbert Bilbow is a marvelous baritone appearing in
Grand Opera, and Cecil Boucher is a great comic actress."
"What about Florence Christy?" I asked.
' "Oh, Florence is now head manager of Woolworth's and Paul Berube
is her chauffeur. By the way, did you know that Catherine Murphy and
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George Coutsonikas are co-owners of a circus? Lorraine Dugas and Ruth Mc-
Nulty are two of their best pony riders. Well, I must go now. I'll see you
I set off again, elated at the information I had received already. My at-
tention was drawn to some brightly colored posters, one of which had the
heading "First Woman Candidate for President." I advanced nearer and saw
that Dorothy Osgood was running for election against Chester Lapeza, the pres-
ent President, I also found that Ruth Devereaux was campaign manager for
Dorothy, and the posters had been designed by Tillie Finkle.
I knew that Chester was President, but I could not account for Dorothy's
sudden interest in politics. Some of the members of President Lapeza's Cabi-
net were: Bernard Kameniecki, Secretary of State: Madeline E. Upham, Secre-
tary of War: Helen B. Willette, Secretary of Navy: and William R. Hazeltine,
Secretary of Labor.
I finally arrived at the City Hall, and as I glanced at the windows, the
names on three of them seemed familiar. They were: Superintendent of
Schools, Paul Blood: City Clerk, Otis D. Barr: and Justice of the Peace, Louise
I went to the City Clerk's office and, after many greetings and explana-
tions, he gave me a list of names that he thought I should know. Elizabeth
Bradley, single, telephone operator: Phyllis A. Sudsbury, single, governess:
Louise Reynolds, nun: Ruth Peters, married to a tailor from Paris.
I picked up a newspaper, as Otis was called away for a moment, and
looked at the advertisements. On one page I found 'ARay's Cafe, Most Ex-
clusive Restaurant in New England, Proprietor, Rachel Michaud: Chef, Stan-
ley Banusevich: head waiter, Spiros Stamelosf' Turning the page I saw
"Jennie's Beauty Salon, Proprietor, Jennie E. Pawlukiewiczu and further down
"Leah's Jewelry Store, Owned by Leah Bechard."
I put the paper aside as Otis came to me with some more news.
"I forgot to tell you about Loretta Bean. She's married to a wealthy
doctor, but for a while she had the man guessing because she kept him waiting
at the altar a few minutes before she appeared. Our post office is doing a pretty
good business with stamps, and I'm quite sure the answer is the two new clerks
at the stamp windows, Jennie Karczewski and Dorothy Stapanon. That ac-
counts for the long line of males there every day. Stephanie Chouramanis is
a handwriting expert there and addresses envelopes in any kind of handwriting
desired at a very moderate price. Albert Bechard is a postman who delivers his
letters on roller skates. That paper that you were just reading is called The
Weekly Times and is printed once a week by Florence Shyska. The reporters,
Sophie Stanulis and Effie Winn, take the rest of the week to collect news and
giogsip for the paper. Sophia Rotkiewicz is the fastest typist they have in the
Suddenly a crash and the shouts of many people were heard outside. We
rushed out, and as we did so we heard the siren of the ambulance rushing to the
rescue. We were informed that the city window washer, Stanley Kosman, had
fallen while cleaning the Windows of the second floor. Otis told me that, be-
cause of the many times this had happened, he thought it was intentional, and
was done because Stanley wanted the attention of Stella Ledoux, the ambulance
driver, and Agnes Kozlowski, the attendant nurse.
No sooner than this excitement was over, the fire alarm blew and the
people hastened away. Someone shouted, "Bea's Night Club," and rushed off.
"Oh, it's at Beatrice Baker's night club," said Otis. Bettie Cook is mis-
tress of ceremonies, Beatrice Mirsky the hat-check girl, and Aristide Vassias is
leader of the orchestra there. The fire will be out in no time, though, as we
have a very eliicient force under the management of Fire Chief Grace M. Wid-
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ener. Eva Kozaks drives the fire truck, and Anne Satkowski and Madeline
Coutsonikas are two efficient firewomenf'
"Well, thank you very much for your information, Otis, but I really
must be getting along now. I'll see you again some other time. Goodbye."
Feeling that I had done a good day's work, I put on my adjustable wings,
designed by Lucille Raymond and Kenneth Rollins, and flew over to the
studio to report my findings for the day, feeling sure that future programs
should not lack material from among our versatile classmates.
' PART IV
"Pardon me, sir, could I use your telephone? I've got a flat tire and no
tools to change it with. Say, aren't you Cyprus Paskevich?"
"Sure. What are you doing way out here in the country?"
"I'm a scout for Major Bertrand's amateur hour. You remember Paul
Bertrand? Thought I'd look up some of our old classmates: real talent there.
I'm looking for good old Nashua."
"Turn around and go back about two miles. Since William Fuller dis-
covered oil over in Hudson, Nashua has almost gone out of existence. I've
got some tools: I'll help you with your car."
I "So, after all your trig. and solid geometry, you decided to be just a
plain dirt-farmer? Say, that field of corn over there is the levelest I've ever
"That's the old airport. I'm using the hangar as a barn."
"Have they finished the new high school? I remember back in 1936 that
they expected to move in within a couple of years."
"Nope, still using the old one. Ought t'be finished soon. though. Fred
Goodwin, the Democrat running for Senator, is going to introduce a bill hav-
ing all public schools built by the Government. He's running against Ray-
mond Gagnon and Victor Webster, the anarchist and communist candidates. A
Republican, Galen LaRose, is in there now. He's been trying to do away with
the Supreme Court. Paul Burns from Tammany Hall has been supporting
him. Ruth Sherburne and Marjorie French teach English at the old high
school. Jaqueline Trudel teaches history."
"What's happened to Robert Sudsbury and Albert Mulhern?"
"Both plumbers. Norman Dube owns a taxicab company. Lloyd Gra-
ham, John Belowski, Robert Merrill, and Anthony Wolkowski drive for him."
"What are they doing to the Merrimac?"
"That's the new PDQ project. George Dooley did all the surveying.
Demetrios P. Stergion and Company got the contract. Earl McCutcheon.
Donald Spalding, and Julius Ramaika do pick and shovel work. Felix Gur-
ska runs a steam shovel."
"What's Forrest Jasper's occupation?"
"Right now he's in jail for speeding. Charles Farmer, chief of police in
Hudson, caught him going 27.3 miles per hour. The speed limit's 25, you
know. We have a famous force over here. John Miskinis is a sergeant: Theo-
dore .lones is a lieutenant: Herlock Sholmes, alias Israel Caron, is our famous
detective whc tracked down the man who took an apple from Joseph Chain-
ski's fruit cart. We have one other fellow in jail. Albert Anctil, Captain of
the National Guards, caught Paul Hamel carrying a piano from the inundated
area. He's a piano mover by trade. Claims this One was his own."
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"It seems to me that there were a lot of girls in our class. What's be-
come of them?"
"Most of them were taken for better or worse by some of the local boys:
others are working as secretaries and stenographers. Betty Rothenberg mar-
ried a wealthy fellow from New York. Wanda Shepard married a young
chap who owns a greenhouse. Laura Gagnon is keeping house for a farmer,
Alfred Laliberte. Rita Moriarty married a short, fat, bald-headed man. I
think Sylvia Porter is down in Miami trying to snare a duke. She inherited a
fortune quite recently. Josie Putis, Gertrude McCoy, and Lillian Guyette
work as stenographers in Lester Fulling's insurance office. Mary Harwood is
? clerk in Robert Shepard's radio shop. What talent have you discovered so
"Oh, I've had pretty good luck. You've heard AThe Mad Musician' on
the Loosit Ladies' Lingerie program? He plays jazz music on a piano. Be-
lieve it or not, that's Stephen Trubacz. I discovered that boy! Then there's
the 'Maestro' on the Killmore Liquor Stores program: Arnold Sharpe can cer-
tainly play that violin. I looked up Paul Travers. Thought he'd make a
good comedian. Reckon I was bodaciously mistaken. He's one of these hen-
pecked husbands. He has nine kids, and his mother-in-law lives with him.
He's teaching chemistry over at the high school now. The University of Co-
penhagen gave him a D.Sc. degree for isolating that new element, auhsan.
"Robert Spence imitates a man fighting with his wife, cat and dog fights.
and so on, over the radio. Then I found the Blues Chorus, consisting of
Genevieve Kursewicz, Elsie Duclos, Germaine Dufour, and Blanche Fortier,
heard over WZB. Helen Deres and Marion Delorey are hitch-hiking to Holly-
wood. Wanda Ligarski's songs are going over big. While you're fixing that
tire, I reckon I'll turn on the radio and listen to the news. Here's station WHO.
Don't make so much noise with that hammer-here's some news commentator
" 'Dizzy D'Amour, the finest pitcher that the baseball world has ever
seen, is holding out on the Boston Braves tonight for a raise of two thousand
dollars. News from Washington has it that Clifford Armstrong, President
Knox's brain truster number one, has a solution to get us out of this mess
caused back in 1936 by the Democrats-.'
"Doesn't sound very interesting: I think I'll read this paper that I got at
James Lampropulos's peanut stand. The Hudson Telegraph. Hmmm . . .
I see that James Norton is the circulation manager. Cleo Gagnon and Wil-
liam Makarawicz are the staff reporters covering Nashua. What's this? There's
to be an art exhibition at the Auditorium? First showing of Violet Keniston's
super-realistic paintings! Say. those are the pictures that you can hang up-
side-down or at any angle, aren't they?"
"I've got some tickets to that: they're 75c a couple."
"A couple? Whom could I take to that?"
"There are some mighty nice nurses at the hospital, Elaine Merrill, Lor-
raine Tremblay, Margaret Duclos, Lillian Dionne .... "
"Nix! I'm a married man. Finish that tire while I look over this
newspaper. It says here that Ray Gidge and George Guild joined the navy.
Guild is a radio operator. Say, here's a funny looking critter. 'Carl P. Love-
joy. a hermit living in the Nashua hills, scoffs at this sub-zero weather. Mr.
Lovejoy's beard, which is four feet long, is warmer than the famous Indian
Head blankets manufactured in Nashuaf Dr. William Trainovich operated
on a woman for house maid's knee, but she died. Here's a fine ad right under
it, 'Andrew Grikas, Undertaker.' Look at this picture of the chimpanzees
at Benson's. Isn't that Doris Sweetser in the cage taking care of them?
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"So you even have a beauty shoppe in a hick town like this? The Royal
Beauty Salon, run by Rita Warrington, Anita Dube, and Eileen Rolo. This
comic strip by George Ware is pretty good.
"By the way, where can I get something to eat?"
"Anna Grigas runs the only restaurant in town, but you can get good
hash at Stella Wiggin's rooming house."
"Okay, thanks. Wait a minute! Whatever happened to John Barry?"
"Oh, he disappeared a few years ago with a young heiress. You'd better
get some air in that tire. Charles Boska's garage is half a mile down the road.
Do you remember Jeanne Gautier? I haven't seen her for years."
"Hmmm .... the name sounds familiar. Oh yes, I married the girl!
Well, I reckon l'll be leaving these woods. So long."
After writing all the news back to my boss, Major Bertrand, I went to
an asylum to rest for a few days. Whom should I meet there but my old
classmate, Raymond Reynolds, in the observation ward! It was all a mis-
take, though, for he had actually discovered how to trisect an angle.
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Fortitudo, Spes, Fides
Courage, Hope and Faith
A generation or two ago there were two
courses open to a high school graduate. He could
go to the city or go out West. Today there are
so many kinds of employment that a graduate
must study every phase of industry. The city
has become over-crowded, and the West is no
longer an undeveloped tract of land in which
any adventurer can find a place. People must
find an outlet for all this youth that is graduat-
ing in this era. However, the easiest solution
seems to send them back to the rural sections of
At this moment we are in a decade that is a
labyrinth of industrial and educational upheav-
als. Our problem is how to meet these dilem-
mas that will confront us as soon as we leave this
haven from the cares and troubles of the world. We must face the future
with courage, hope, and faith in ourselves and our abilities.
We are in the dying stage of that old bogey, the Depression. The De-
pression has largely disappeared from the nation-at-large, yet relief for us will
not be marked for quite a few years. It will be our problem to find our way
out of this situation. Society has reached the highest degree of civilization
that mankind has ever known. We must solve our problems by the unlim-
ited use of the brains, intelligence, and ambition which society has bred in us.
It may seem a trifle unfair and too hard on us to face the future with such a
great burden, but this crisis will bring out the best in us, and we will profit by
How many of us have ever discussed the vital problems of life with our
parents? Very few, I am sure. When we leave this hall to go on our dif-
ferent paths of accomplishment, we graduates would do well to have a frank
discussion with our parents on the subject of our future. We will find that
many little things that seem inconsequential to our inexperienced souls are con-
stant sources of worry to our fathers and mothers. We graduates are prey to
discouragement, but we should have at least a clear conception of the sorrows
and cares that will beset us at every turn of the road. In gaining this, our
parents can help us.
Life, on the average, is a series of "ups," then a series of "downs" Even
in the deepest mire of bitter despair, we must not lose courage. Man is a
timid animal. The minute things go against him, doubts and fears assail from
every side. The true mettle of a person's character is shown under the test of
adversity. None of us has been tested thus far, but we must prepare ourselves
for the time when it shall come.
Carl Sandburg, the great American realist, touches the right chord in his
The strong men keep coming on.
They go down shot, hanged, sick, broken.
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They live on fighting, singing, lucky as plungers.
The strong mothers pulling them on . . .
The strong mothers pulling them from a dark sea, a great prairie, a long
Call hallelujah, call amen, call deep thanks.
The strong men keep coming on.
Hope and Faith. What profound depths these little words can plumb!
Hope, the staff of spiritual and physical life: Faith in oneself, the guiding light
of genius. For man would be back in the prehistoric age if he lacked hope
and faith. Think of what hope the pioneers had! These ignorant, inexperi-
enced men, with fire and courage in their souls, pushed on into the untrodden
West and tamed a country that was teeming with war-like Indians. Fighting
against the Indians, raising their children to be good Christians, and trying to
wrest a living from an unmastered soil: it is a heritage of hope, faith, and cour-
age that those pioneers have bequeathed us. Let us be the "strong men" who
shall conquer the industrial wilderness.
The greatest example of faith in oneself was Abraham Lincoln. All of us
have read of Lincoln's life. Think of what ambition he must have had to
rise from an uncouth, illiterate boy to the highest ofhce in our land. Who,
hearing Lincoln's backwoods language as a youth, could foresee that the Great
Emancipator would give the greatest speeches in the English language? Most
of us are familiar with the "Gettysburg Address," but his masterpiece was
the "Lost Speech," which so enthralled the listeners that even the hard-bitten
newspapermen forgot to write it down, and this great speech was lost to pos-
All of us wish to succeed in life. To do so we must have similar faith
and confidence in ourselves. If we see an opportunity, we must have the ut-
most faith in our ability to meet the tests it offers us. Many think only of
financial reimbursement as the sure sign of success, but as we plunge into this
world, which is a sea of uncertainty and insecurity, we must never forget that
we have probably achieved the highest degree of success when We have given
something worthwhile to humanity. We must never, under any circum-
stances, lose faith in ourselves. To lose faith means to lose every thing worth
Goethe, the German writer, expressed the right tone to take when he re-
plied to a friend who said that he had many troubles:
"Who never ate his bread in sorrow,
Who never spent the darksome hours
Weeping, and watching for the morrow-
He know ye not, ye Heavenly Powers."
It is adversity that brings out fortitude.
The principal requisite of success is to act naturally, to be yourself, be-
cause people can always see whether you are posing or not. Classmates, let us
neither underestimate ourselves nor go to the opposite extreme of over estimat-
Our education has not ended with our leaving the beloved portals of the
Nashua High School behind. Times change, and that which we have studied
during our four years will seem antiquated a few years hence. But let us not
think that our education automatically ends with the receiving of our diploma.
Times change, and we must keep pace. Our high school education has been
but a preparation to give us an open, broadminded view of life.
Let us, therefore, classmates, face the future with courage, with an un-
flinching belief in ourselves, the hope of succeeding to unprecedented heights,
motivated by that priceless ambition which will make us aspire to the highest
plateaus of living.
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No one knows the underlying purpose of
life, nor why we are born, nor why we exist. No
one is able to say whither we are traveling, for
' who holds the secret of death? Some of us be-
lieve that we live only to suffer, then perish:
others, that we are put here to get the most that
we can from the world before we, too. pass on in-
to the unknown. For ages great minds have
sought the answers to the great questions of life,
but no satisfactory ones have been forwarded.
Yet, while we puzzle our minds for the
answer to life, the world moves constantly on-
ward, ever changing, for with it come new gener-
ations, each eager to discover for itself the goal and
l purpose of living. Now as we are the new gen-
eration, we, too, are seeking a goal upon which
to center our ambitions and energies. Naturally, we wish and demand that
this aim combine all that is good, beautiful, and enduring.
If one asks a person what he most desires from life, one will receive per-
haps an answer like this: "I want knowledge, riches, success, and happiness."
Are these the goal which all youth is seeking: or do we want something
It is evident that riches cannot be our goal, for wealth is not enduring or
satisfying. It is a common idea that wealth brings to one all that is good in
life. Yes, it may bring the best of material things, but wealth cannot buy
happiness or peace.
Perhaps knowledge is the ever-sought goal, but of what value is learning
if it is acquired for selfish or wrong motives? Minds of men, developed to a
high degree have definitely contributed to the welfare of the world, but equally
skilled and inventive brains have created instruments of war. Knowledge is
a mighty and useful weapon which may either construct or destroy, but there is
more to our goal than this.
We all want to be successful. ls this youth's aim in life? No, for each
individual's idea as to what constitutes success differs. We might wish suc-
cess in business life, or in home life, or wish to be successful in so far as we
win fame and fortune.
The same is true of happiness as of success. Every one seeks it, yet for
each it is different. It might be peace of mind to one, and power to another.
Our goal is neither wealth, nor riches, success, nor happiness. To my
mind. our goal is world betterment.
We are not satisiied with the world as it is today. From every side one
hears complaints against social injustices, economic injustices, political evils,
and moral evils. The world. as compared with that of a few years ago, may
appear almost ideal, but it is far from being so. The world will continue to
advance as long as the people in it continue to contribute to its fund of attain-
ments. As long as there are those who are eager to push ahead and better con-
ditions, civilization will more nearly approach an ideal state.
The challenge of life, of our very existence, is the problem of contributing
to the world something that will last, that will live on, that will throw out its
influence over the future.
There are many definite things which we, young as we are, can do to bet-
ter the world. One of the most outstanding problems with which we now
have to deal is that of racial intolerance. This intolerance of one country for
another is a large factor in the mechanics of war. Young people everywhere
are now rebelling against this inevitable and destructive result of social prej-
udice. We must seek the understanding and friendship of other races and na-
tions. We must free ourselves from prejudice, and open our minds to the new,
great possibilities of world relationship. We must adapt ourselves more to
the needs and demands of others, If we, the youth of the world. are broad-
minded, friendly, and generous: if we accept without criticism the fact that
other people have different creeds, faiths, and customs. we shall become the
possessors of the invaluable lesson of world sympathy.
We can contribute our education to the making of a better world. True,
we are still inexperienced and untried, for we have much to learn. However.
we do know something about the advantages of an education. We realize that
education is necessary if we are to raise the standards of the world. Education
acquired only with the idea of using it to further one's own wishes and desires
is selfish and wrong. In the words of Rabbi Silver, "Education has a two-
fold function to perform in the life of man and in the life of society: the one
is utility and the other is culture." We must put to work the learning we
have, and use it to help combat life's worries and problems: to help others,
and through it, produce something worthwhile for mankind.
Education should bring more beauty into every person's life, and open to
him unlimited fields of knowledge. It should bring to his attention the most
beautiful things in life, for this is its cultural function. If education were
more universal, one can imagine what influence it would have upon the world.
We must try to make it so.
Our youth is a priceless factor in making the world better. We are not
experienced, but we have the vitality, the eagerness, and the zest for life. We
have ideas, original, and daring, from which will some day rise great accomp-
The theme for a talk to young people given by Dr. Frank Laubach was
the idea that today the world needs youth as it has never needed it before. The
older generations are in a quandary and do not know where to turn. They
are appealing to us, for they believe that we can lead this world into a better
situation. There is a definite place for each of us in this world and we should
try to discover it.
However, although youth has much to offer for world betterment, we
must not forget our mature group who can help us and teach us from their
deep store of experience and disillusionment.
I have set before you what I hope will be accepted as youth's goal. It
combines all that is good, and enduring, and it is not impossible to attain, for
has it not been going on for years before us? Let us then put to a definite use
our education, and youth, and so live our lives that they will be an inspiration
to the new and oncoming generations.
Mr. Tracey, Mr. Noyes, and Members of the School Board:
During the past years we have come to fully realize all that school means
in the life of a person. We thank you and are grateful for all you have done
for us. We realize that it has often been difficult for you to supply all our
needs and demands, but we shall try to make ourselves worthy of your careful
and thoughtful consideration. All that you have accomplished for us will
not be forgotten, and the memory will spur us on to become the kind of men
and women you want us to be.
Mr. Nesmith, and Teachers:
Character and ideals are formed during our adolescent years, and you have
had a major part in this undertaking. It was to you that we looked for Wis-
dom, understanding, and learning, and although at times we seemed unappre-
ciative, we thank you for all you have given us. We know that education
cannot be acquired in a few years, but with your aid we have laid a good
foundation upon which to build our future. You have been more than in-
structors, you have been friends, helping and teaching us, making us conscious
of the need of starting our lives with the right spirit-the spirit of courage,
ambition, and service.
Your hearts are with us this night of graduation. For you, the years
have sped so swiftly that it does not seem possible that we have become young
men and women. You have shared with us from our earliest years, our hopes,
failures, disappointments, and joys. To you We owe a debt which we can
never truly repay, but we can succeed for you and we shall. Because of your
sacrifices and unselfishness, we have been given the advantage of an education.
Now, have faith in our abilities, help us in the future as you have in the past,
and give us your support as we seek the attainment of our goal.
This is the last time we shall ever meet together as a group. The past
four years we worked and played together, and became the organized body
known as the Class of 1936. We are proud of that name and we want to
bring it honor. Tonight, as we leave this hall, we put behind us this care-
free school life, but the memories of all we have shared will follow us into the
future, We are now young men and women, and we have our part to play
in the world, We have set as our goal world betterment, for this combines
all the fine things in life that we seek. Now, let us go forward, confident that
we shall keep our promise to ourselves and our friends, by giving the best
that we have to the betterment of humanity.
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