Nashua High School - Tusitala Yearbook (Nashau, NH)
- Class of 1938
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TELLER OF TALES
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PUBLISHED BY THE
Class of 1938, Nashua High School
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE
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Ode to the Teller ol: Tales
usitala, the Teller ol: Tales,
seless to say, when our memory Fails,
urely comes to our rescueg and to our delight,
Instills old sweet memories, solves our sad plight.
usitala, oh class bool: ol: mine,
lways be with me ancl all will be fine.
Later when we are all liar apart,
ll pleasant memories will live in our heart.
PAUL MARCUS "38"
HEADMASTER WALTER S. NESMITI-I
We dedicate this Tusitala to the liaculty, ever mind-
ful ol: our indebtedness to them For their invaluable
assistance in helping us discover the truths ol: lite.
CLASS OF l938
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Cheney E. Lawrence
Doris S. Barnes
Mabel E. Brown
Genevieve P. Campbell
Grace E. Campbell
Martha C. Cramer
Lillian A. Dowd
Evelyn C. Nesmith
Josephine Williams L
WALTER S. NESMITH, Headmaster
Clerical Office Practice, Stenography. Typewriting
Mathematics. Law and Sociology
Physiology and Nursing
Modern and Medieval History
Home Organization. Physiology and Nursing
Commercial Law and Sociology
U. S. History
Secretarial and Clerical Office Practice
Commercial Law and Sociology
U. S. History
john Rasmovich Marguerite Leonard
Business Manager Secretary
Robert Callahan Barbara Ware
Frank Maclsaugblin Barbara Ware
Business Manager Secretary
Andrew Scontsas Louise Winn
Marjorie Barrett, Melvin Clement, Marjorie Goodale
William A. Marshall james Kalled
Doris Preston janet Paul
Class of 1938 Mildred Wood
Melvin Clement Paul Marcus
joseph Andruskevich Marguerite Glidden
Andrew Scontsas Barbara Ware Beatrice Messier Benjamin Bogdan
H. Stanley March Schyler Snow
Mr. Canfield Miss Cramer Miss McGlynn
Miss Cornell Miss Walstrom
Peter Labednick Albert Godbout Paul Larivee
Clemence Levesque Florence Therriault Marjorie Barrett
gg HONOR RQLIZ. M
William H. Marshall
Josephine Ukryn A
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Typical Senior Boy
Typical Senior Girl
Most Popular Boy
Most Popular Girl
Most Bashful Boy
Most Bashful Girl
Best Girl Athlete
Best Boy Athlete
Best Girl Dancer
Best Boy Dancer
Best Dressed Girl
Best Dressed Boy
Robert C. Burns
John Healy 0
"Girls of few words are the best girls",
Bertha is a quiet reserved girl. She was admired
by classmates and teachers alike. and her company was
enjoyed by all.
Home Economics Club II, III. IV: Chemistry
JULIA MARGARET ALLARD
"Always u smile and u helping hand:
Always a friend who will understand."
Although "Julie" was with us only her Junior
and Senior years, we shall never forget her. She
greeted everyone she saw with a merry smile, and
was forever willing to help those who needed it.
She also came a long way for her knowledge. way
Home Economics Club IV: Usher. Drama Day.
ANTHONY THOMAS ANDRUSKEVICH
"Well-liimed silence hath more eloquence than
"Tarney" was a very serious-minded person. He
was a good athlete. well liked by all his classmates.
He always led us a merry chase during ticket cam-
paigns. We hear also that he is a good cook. How
about it, "Tarney"?
lnterclass Basketball IV: Interclass Wrestling IV:
Volleyball IV: Softball IV: Senior Play Ticket
Committee IV: Tennis Club IV: Music Festival
Usher IV: Upper Fourth.
JOSEPH PETER ANDRUSKEVICH
"He boasts no wealth nor high descent,
Yet he may claim to be a gentleman."
"Joe" was one of our active fellows, in the line of
sports, He was very popular and sociable with the
boys, but didn't associate much with the fairer sex.
Assistant Manager of Iiootball II: Football III.
IV: Baseball I. II, III, IV: Basketball I. II. III. IV:
Junior Prom Committee lllg Music Festival Usher
PAUL GERARD APRIL
"Ally serious moments are few."
"Zeke's" amusing comments in class more than
once started a lively discussion. yet he's the best
natured person ever-always willing to help. He
was one of our good athletes, and popular with the
girls as well as with the boys.
Track Ill. IV: Rifle Team IV: Dramatics Club
IV: Senior Play IV: Tumbling Team IV: Glee Club
IV: Interclass Basketball IV: Volleyball IV: A. A.
Activities, Paragrapher for Tusitala.
ELEANOR PATRICIA ARLAUSKAS
"She is laughing in her sleeve at you."
She seemed at times to wear an intelligentsia type
of disdainful smile. Despite her gentle voice she did
have a certain preciseness of opinion and manner. and
cleverness of imagination. Skip all other accomplish-
ments. and a little essay on "Bores" which she wrote
would entitle her to a place among the immortals.
Press Club IV: Upper Fourth.
ALICE LITTLE BALCOM
"Prudence is always in seasonfl
Alice. because of her shyness and the distance which
she lived from the school. took no part in school
activities. Nevertheless she was well liked by her
classmates and had many friends.
MARJORIE ELEANOR BARRETT
"Everything she does she does well, and she
In addition to accomplishments. such as being a
line friend and all that sort of thing, there is a most
engagin' smile: a sort of half smile, half grin. Is
anyone thinking of trying a new smile? Why not
Tusitala. Associate Editor: Basketball IV: Glee
Club I. Il. IV: Press Club IV: Play Committee
lUsherJ: A. A. I, II. III, IV: Student Leader,
Taltler Secretary IV: Radio Play IV: Hostess Drama
Day: Upper Fourth.
EDITH INEZ BASSETT
"Life has lots more joy than sorrow, an' the
sky's more blue than gray."
"Beesett" is certainly a good sport and always
ready for a good time. It was always lots of fun to
have her in the classroom.
Glee Club I, II. IV: Chemistry III: Home Eco-
nomics I, II, III, IV: Athletic Association I.
ELIZABETH BEATRICE BASTOW
"A uerray partir gentil ladyef'
Perhaps that is what friend Chaucer would have
said. Versed was she in all the gentle arts. to wit:
a little courting of the Muses. interest in student
activities. and service to the vulgar crowd via the
Orchestra I: Chorus II: A. A, I, II. III, IV:
French Club IV: Book Editor of Tattler IV: Press
Club IV: Lunch Counter IV: Upper Fourth.
' NORMAND EDGAR BEAUCHER
"ll is by presence of mind in untried emergencies
that the native metlle of man is tested."
No matter what happened, "Butch" never lost
his temper. He did whatever was asked of him
Play Committee IV: Captain of Wrestling Team
IV: Rifle Team IV: Volleyball IV.
HENRY STEPHEN BERUBE
"It is my duty and I will."
"Berb" was one of our best natured classmates.
He was often laughing and smiling. One seldom
saw him in a pensive mood, but he must have been
serious at times, as his name appeared on the Up-
Tennis Club II. III: Tattler Reporter III: Upper
I-IELENE ALICE BIRON
"So quiet, calm. and kind in many ways."
Helene is so good natured you never see her frown.
She has a merry smile for everyone. Life isn't all
play to her, however: she spent a good deal of her
time studying and getting A's and B's.
Glee Club: Senior Play Ticket Committee IV.
PEARL GERMAINE BISSONNETTE .
"Warm hearted, sparkling with fun:
She's sure Io win you before she's done."
Pearl was just what her name implies. She had
a pleasing nature, and was a great friend to all who
Glee Club I, II: Volleyball Team IV: Home Eco-
nomics I, II, III: Dramatic Club IV.
MILDRED IVIURIEL BLAIS
"Silence and friendship go hand in hand."
"Millie" was a very quiet and considerate girl.
She was a person whom you could always depend
upon. and one whom you would like for a friend.
Athletic Association IV.
JUNE EVANGELINE BLOW
"She that was ever fair and never proud
Had tongue nt will, and yet was rarely loud."
June loved to speak, and never failed to recite in
all her classes. She also wrote with imagination and
charm. She was one of the natural choices for a
dowager role in both the Senior Play and "Statue of
Debating Club IV: Press Club IV: Athletic As-
sociation I. II: "The Goose Hangs I-Iigh": "The
Statue of Liberty" IV.
- BENJAMIN WALTER BOGDAN
"A very z'nteIl1'qentlemc1n."
Questions never bothered Ben. nor the answers
either. He was always full of fun. but he never
let it interfere with his school work and was an
honor student. We all know that he has the stuff
to go right on succeeding. just as he did in school.
Tennis Club IV: Class Prophet IV: Upper
HEL ENE ELIZABETH BONETT
"The maid who modestly conceals
Her beauties, while she hides, reveals."
Helene joined us in her Junior year. Everything
she did, she did well. Her exceptionally high scores
on State tests showed the high calibre of her mind.
Senior Play Usher IV: Upper Fourth.
"He is wise who talks but little."
Armand was a very quiet lad. Unlike most stu-
dents, he seldom said very much unless he had some-
thing worthwhile to say. He was always good
natured around school.
Rifle Team IV: Athletic Association III: Inter-
l class Basketball IV.
ARIVIAND RAOUL BOUCHER
"The force of his own merit makes his Luau."
There was certainly plenty of merit. The vale-
dictorianship proves that, But study wasn't all.
The ability to put opinions and ideas in an interest-
ing manner and something of a sense of humor made
him, to use a much employed word. popular. Ar-
mand was one of a comparatively small number
who made teachers think that the student mind was
Tattler Reporter II, III: Valedictorian.
GEORGE ARTHUR BOUCHER
"Cleanliness is next to godlinessf'
"Busby" managed to stay clean even in shop class.
Always dapper in appearance, he was one of the
Debating Club IV: Taltlcr I: Tusitala Para-
grapher: A. A. Activities.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you."
Yes, sir. "Bob" is the type that lifts you out of
your gloomy moods, and makes you laugh with him.
He forever has a joke to tell you, and also a hearty
slap on the back. Whenever there is any tension in
conversation, "Bob" is a life saver: one word from
him and everything is all right again.
Rifle Club IV.
"All the worldls a stage."
"Inky" is a born comedian. I-Ie showed his great
acting ability by his performance in the Senior Play,
the Drama Day Play, and that lively Assembly Play.
We all envied his talent at the piano, also. Some
day he may be the leader of a famous orchestra.
A. A. Vaudeville Show IV: Senior Play: State
Drama Day Play: Dramatics Club IV: Assembly
"A hoarse voice, but a heart of gold."
You never knew Brickley was a senior, did you?
Well. he was. He also has a keen sense of humor
combined with a pleasing personality. Ray is in-
terested in radio. We need men like you, Ray.
"A friend with all
An enemy with none."
Jeannette has many friends who know her and
respect her for her good character, good nature, and
Home Economics Club II. IV.
NORMA WATKINS BRITTON
"For everyone she had a smile
And made her school days all worth while."
Norma spent all her school days in getting her
lessons done and getting them done well. But she
Was always glad to help support any school activity.
JAMES PHILIP BRUEN
"Why hurry? I still have a whole lifetime."
James was never in a hurry, unless he was on a
track or a cross country course. We were often
amused by his deliberate, dry comments on things in
Track Il, IV: Cross Country IV: Rifle Club IV.
ELSIE MAY BULLARD
"A right pleasant person."
One of those people who really get things done,
She used the Honor Roll as a stamping ground and
even hit the Super Honor Roll. That was some-
thing in itself. but the fact that she seemed to get
some fun out of the necessary work was, dear chil-
dren, the mark of real talent or what have you.
Chemistry Club: Upper Fourth.
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IfI.E'I'CHIjR HARRIS BURNHAM
"California or 'Bus'-both always sunny and
His sunny smile made friends for him everywhere.
On the football team he was invaluable and shared
the honors of many victories. His everlasting will-
ingness to help out in all school activities was a sym-
bol of his true school spirit.
Football III. IV: Tatller Reporter Ir Senior Play
MARY AGNES BURNS
"Free from deceit her face, fully as free her heart."
You can imagine where Mary's nickname comes
from. It's the red hair. Red hair or not. Mary
was very popular among her many friends. "Rusty"
was seen at almost every football game and at many
of the dances.
Glee Club I. II: Home Economics Club.
ROBERT BROOKS BURNS
"The man that blushes is not quite a brute."
"Brooksie" was one of the few Senior boys who
still had the ability to blush. but it did not stop him
from being in school activities,
Tumbling Team IV: Wrestling Team IV: Vol-
leyball IV: Senior Play Committee IV.
ROBERT CHARLES BURNS
HAI! I wan! to do is dance."
One of the most spectacular happenings in the
class of '38 is Robert Burns' awakening from a shy
obscure Junior to the flashy. dashing. popular Sen-
ior. He loves to dance. In fact. it was quite a com-
mon sight to see "Bob" coming in to class "truck-
ing" his head off. He's a "wow" with the girls
and .1 regular fellow with the boys.
Golf III. IV.
JEANNETTE IRENE BURQUE
"ln her was the love of fun."
"Net" was always happy and never seemecl to
have a care. Her glad smile and cheerful disposition
were two of her many characteristics that made her
popular. Her curly hair was envied by all the girls.
Glee Club I, II. IV: Basketball IV: Dramatics
Club I: Property Committee, State Play Contest:
Usher. State Play Contest.
"On with the dance! Let joy be unconlinedf'
We shall remember "Jaybee" as the girl who
would rather dance than study. She also is one of
our school artists. and we hear that she is looking
for a position in an oflice. With all these abilities.
"Jaybee." you'll certainly get to the top. Best of
luck to you.
Art Club II, III. IV: Prom Committee III.
GERALDINE ELIZABETH BUSWELI.
"QuieIness and sweetness are priceless
"Gerry" is considered a very quiet person. but
when she is among her friends her quietness is for-
gotten as she joins them in their merrymaking.
Dramatic Club III. IV: A. A. I. II, III. IV: Home
Economics Club III. IV.
"Active always, talking ever:
Wi'tty and merry. decidedly clever."
Although "Max" came a long distance to school.
she was always ready to start the day's work with
zu smile. She never failed to keep busy, as a list of
her activities shows.
Usher. Senior Play: Game Manager for Basket-
ball: A. A. III: Tennis Club III. IV: Student I,.ead-
er IV: Chairman Property Committee Drama Day.
"When a friend asks, there is no tomorrow."
"Kitty" always had a shy smile and a kind word
for everyone. She was loved for her sweet way and
had many friendsf
NORMA EDNA CAMPBELL
"Small of size,
But witty and w1se."
A clever and diligent student. Norma never seemed
to appreciate her own abilities as well as her teach-
ers and classmates did. She was a quiet but always
interested member of '38.
Glee Club I. II: Press Club IV: French Club IV:
ROBERT PATRICK CALLAHAN
"Ambition has no rest."
It would probably be easier to list the things he
didn't do than those he did do. His good-nature is
one answer to his great popularity, but a score of
other answers could be given offhand. Did you
ever see Callahan without Larivee?
Tattler, Assistant Circulation Manager IV: Tusi-
lala. Associate Editor: Ticket Committee Chair-
man. Senior Play: A. A. Vaudeville, Publicity Com-
mittee IV: Senior Class Business Manager: Ticket
Committee. State Drama Day: Gettysburg Address
III: Music Festival Usher IV.
CECILE GERTRUDE CARON
' "Always calm and serene
We never knew her the least bit mean."
Cecile managed to keep pretty quiet all the time
and was well liked by her classmates. She was a
member of the Art Club and showed ability in that
Chorus I: Art Club.
"The blush is beautiful, but it is sometimes
"Joe" was very popular and was respected by his
classmates. His slow drawl and clever sayings often
had the Whole class laughing. Joe was a good
dancer, and enjoyed dancing.
Tumbling IV: Rifle IV: Chemistry Club III.
ROGER ARTHUR CARPENTER
"Little I ask, my wants are few."
In the class that seems to be made up of quiet
people, "Slug" is nevertheless exceptional, He is
one of the "mystery men" of the class, never speak-
ing unless it is absolutely necessary.
Rifle Team IV: Play Committees IV: Volleyball
JosEPH HERMAN CASE
"Acting is an Art."
"Casey" knew the art of acting from every angle.
Senior Play: Rifle Club IV: Lunch Counter IV.
BARBARA DOROTHY CHASE
"A winsome maid was she
And fair to look upon."
We shall always remember "B:1rby" as the girl
who did her best to have her daily lessons completed.
Although busy with outside activities. she also man-
aged to do a little dress designing on the side. Here's
hoping you keep it up. "Barby," and some day be-
Glee Club I, II, III, IV: Chairman Costume Com-
mittee Senior Play: Member of A. A. I, II, III. IV:
Hospitality Committee Drama Day.
"She never seemed to haue a care.
Anal lr' there was fun she was always there."
"Stevee" was a girl who could never keep still.
She was always laughing. She had many friends
and was a pal to all.
HELEN JUI-IA CHESNOLEVICH
"A wznning. happy. amiable companion."
You had to know Helen quite intimately to be
able to appreciate her unfailing eager smile. She was
always the bright light of a certain corner of Room
llo, and a brilliant and industrious student who
was on the Upper Fourth.
Dramatic Club II. III. IV: Press Club IV: Senior
Play Ticket Committee IV: Glee Club III: Ciym
Student Leader: A. A. I. II. III: Upper Fourth.
"For he's a jolly good fellow."
"Chevvy" was the "care-free" sort of person who
didn't seem to care whether the earth turned or not.
You wouldn't believe he had much vim and vigor
until you watched him on the basketball court.
lntcrclass Basketball Team IV: Baseball Team IV,
"For all his quietness his mind was busy."
"Dave" was the strong silent type. He was quite
an athlete. showing his brawn in Football III. IV:
Wrestling IV: Track III. He also was on the Up-
per Fourth along with his other activities.
Manager of Golf Team IV: Rifle Club IV: Lunch
Counter III: French Club IV.
GEORGE HERBERT CLARK
"Whoso cometh to the mill Ersr, Hrs! grinds."
George was an industrious boy who hadn't much
time for frivolities, He worked most diligently all
through his high school career. Handsome, with
laughing eyes, but shy of the public gaze. George
has a splendid record as an American,
Art Club II, III, IV: Cross Country IV: Lunch
ARTHUR E. CLEMENT
"And panting time trailed after him in vain."
Doesn't Arthur suggest the dapper busy type-
debating, acting, doing practically everything? Per-
haps his greatest achievement was the blacking of
the politicians eye in the Senior Play. But, does
anyone know why one so obviously gifted should
stoop to punning?
Dramatic Club II: Lunch Counter III: Debating
Club IV: Press Club IV: Senior Play IV: Property
Committee N. H. Drama Day IV: Upper Fourth:
Cast of Original Play.
MELVIN RALPH CLEMENT
"KVM is the backbone of humor."
For four years. "Mel's" answers kept us laugh-
ing. His contagious grin kept us awake and alive
on many occasions.
Tattler III. IV: Stage Committees of Dramatic
Productions: Track III. IV: Tusilala Associate Edi-
tor: Music Ifestival Usher IV.
WILLIAM D. CLEMENT
"He who laughs, lasts."
"Bill" always loved a good argument and proved
it by joining the Debating Club, in which he in-
variably came out on the winning side. His legs were
of great value to the Track Team, and he hit many
a bull's eye on the Rifle Team. He never took things
too seriously, and was always ready for a good laugh.
Track IIIg Rifle Team IV: Debating Club IV.
ROSALIND G, COGGER
"Slow and steady wins the race,"
Rosalind was quiet and reserved and always spoke
with a mild. low tone of voice. We recognize her
as one whose diligence won the race. Good luck.
Rosalind. in your future work.
Debating Club IV: French Club IV: Press Club
IV: Chemistry Club III: Senior Play Costume Com-
mittee: Girls' Tumbling Team IV.
"Her lessons she learned with a zest."
Helen is studious and always completes her work
on time. I-Ier quick smile and pleasing manner
have captured our friendship forever. We know
she will succeed in all her undertakings. and we wish
Glee Club I. II: Basketball IV: Ticket Committee
Senior Play: Member of A. A. III: Volleyball IV:
"Life is long if it is full."
"Ray" is another of our promising athletes. He
is also very much interested in the technical side of
dancing. which. incidentally. is his hobby. '4Ray"
is one of the few who can combine business and
pleasure and still come out on top. Popular. care-
free. fond of a good time-is "Zip" Cote.
Basketball I, III. IV: Volleyball IV.
"He who hesitates is lost."
He was the pride and joy of any track coach. and
his curly black hair was the envy of many a girl.
He was extremely interested in the National Ciuard.
and is concentrating on becoming an ollicer.
"So quiet, calm. and kind in many ways."
Mavis' ways were quiet, but she was liked by
everyone. Her heart and mind were always on her
Chemistry Club IV: Secretary of French Club
IV: Secretary of Debating Club IV: Information
Committee State Drama Day.
'AHer charms command attention."
Maybe "Jimmie" isn't very noisy, but she's full
of fun. Whenex'er she was asked a favor. she did
it with a smile.
"Few things are impossible to diligence and skill."
Known best, perhaps, for his willingness to help
with a knotty Latin translation. and a source of
envy for his neat, oh very neat. hand writing-even
his source theme reading notes were readablefhe
may have been able to enjoy translating Virgil.
Well. that is far-fetched. perhaps. but, for one so
high on the Upper Fourth. even that might be
French Club IV: Press Club IV: Play Publicity
Committee: Upper Fourth.
DOROTHY LOUISE DANE
"Versatile as a safety pin."
There may have been a few things at which she
was not adept, but they probably didn't matter any-
way. She was an example of the product of that
surprising little town across the river.
Dramatics Club IV: Press Club IV: Lunch Coun-
ter IV: Basketball IV: Senior Play IV: A. A. I, II.
III, IV: Upper Fourth.
"A I-FI-f.'I7l1'1Ll nature. a helping hand,
Willing and ready to underslandf'
"Rosie's" quiet and friendly manner won her
many friends. She was always ready to help one
who was in need.
Basketball Game Manager IV: Usher State Drama
Day: Upper Ifourth.
"Rome was not Imill in a dug."
"Joe" has worked hard for his high school edu-
cation. lt took courage and integrity to come back
to high school after a few years' lapse between Jun-
ior and Senior High School. Vlith quiet and sin-
cere determination "Joe" holds his own.
A. A. Member.
CLIFFORD M. DEE
"ln his own quiet and diligent LUUIJ.
He uecomplished his task, dag ufter dag."
"Cliffs" sober, quiet way made him a friend to
all. We consider his time well spent even though
he had no activities.
CATHERINE FRANCES DEERY
"Her laugh wus verily a giggle."
Catherine was an ardent football fan. attending
all the games and cheering for dear old N. H. S.Y
She was very conscientious in her school work. and
we are sure she will succeed in the business world.
Good luck. Catherinef
Home Economics Club II: Glee Club I, II, III,
IV: A. A. I. II, III. IV,
A'Demure and sweet, quiet and neat."
"Yankee Division" had a sweet disposition and
usually let the others do the talking.
"A friend received with thumps upon the back."
Paul had opinions of his own on many subjects,
which he liked to inject into class discussions. The
skill of his hands was the envy of all his classmates
Good luck, Paul.
"fl charming smile, a welcome glad,
Just part of the nice way she had."
I'Ielene's appearance around the classroom was one
of restful tranquility, Although she was a mem-
ber of five clubs, including the Dramatic Club III
and IV, the Tennis Club III and IV. the French Club
IV, and the Glee Club. she ranked high in the Up-
"Man is the name of honor for a king."
"Bill" Dobens has done a great deal to make our
football and baseball teams the winners that they
are. He is a regular sports enthusiast. I-Iis good
looks and pleasing personality have made him popu-
lar both in high school and outside.
Football IV: Baseball III. IV: Graduation Usher
III: Orchestra I, II, III.
JOHN EDWARD DOHERTY
"Oh, why should life all labor lJe."'
Because "Johnny" was one of our working boys.
he didn't have any school activities. However. we
know that he came a long way each day for his high
school education. and was one of the shining lights
at the Shop Course.
PHILIP G. DOOLEY
"Contentn1ent is more Ualuable Ihan riches."
We have a class inclined toward quietness. and
"Phil" is the personification of that quality. His
constant smile somewhat lessened the illusion of so-
berness that he aroused. Behind the scenes at a
play. he was invaluable.
Stage Committee for Senior Play IV, A. A.
Vaudeville IV, New Hampshire Play Tournament:
BARBARA LOUISE DROWNS
"And heuuerfs soil azure in her eyes was seen."
The memory of "Babs' " smiling countenance
and her famous giggle will stay with us for years.
Her presence enlivened many a class. Her dramatic
ability was shown to advantage in numerous DIO-
Glee Club I: Dramatic Club II. III: Chemistry
Club: Senior Play IV: State Play IV: Basketball
IV: A. A. I, II. III. IV.
"Laugh and Ihe world laughs with you."
Where theres room for a giggle. theres always
room for "Andy." She could always be distinf
guished by her wonderful sense of humor. and proved
herself enjoyable company for all her classmates.
Chemistry Club III: Home Economics Club II.
IV: Usher at Teachers' Convention.
"She is happy as the day is long."
"Jeanne" was always full of fun in and out of
classes. She has many friends among whom she is
Chemistry Club III: Home Economics Club II,
"Oh, to the flub, the scene of savage joys.
The school of rorzrse good fellowship and noise."
"Dip" always kept pace with the style of the day.
Tall. dark. and handsome+these adjectives explain
the main reason why he was the apple of many a
Basketball I. IV: Football IV: Tennis IV: Vol-
leyball IV: Property Committee "The Goose Hangs
"The joy of youth her eyes d1'splayed."
What a grand sport Pearl wasl She loved to
dance and have a good time and could she make eycsl
She could be seen every day on a certain pair of
scales in high school. Good luck. Pearl.
Home Economics Club IIg Tumbling Team IVg
French Club III.
WAl.TER J. DWYER
"Happy am 1: from care I'm free.
Vylhg aren't they all Conlenled like me?"
"Walt's" blond wavy hair and handsome ap-
pearance were the envy of many a boy. He also
was one of the ladies' favorites and attracted them
from near and far. While he didnt indulge in
many school activities, he was a co-operative and en-
"A soft uoire hespeuks a gentle manner."
"Dottie" was a likable girl. Her friends were many
and loyal. In the classroom she was quiet, but out-
side she always found time to help her friends.
A. A. III. IV: Play Committee IV: Home Eco-
"Heller be small and shine
Than be tall and rust a shadow," l
Ethel was always a very hard working classmate.
She loved nature. and if you had a liking for a lish-
ing pole or a butterfly net. you and she were bound
to be great pals. She was a very courtly little miss.
and always ready with a helping hand.
"Size never shows l1l7l'l1.lt.l.H
Although "Pete" was quiet and small he amazed
us with what he knew. He was a serious student
who seemed to enjoy learning.
"Nothing great was ever achieved without
"NVillie" was one of our serious, plugging. and
ambitious students. His occasional humor added
to his personality and made him a line friend. His
activity was Iiootball IV. and he made the Upper
"Silence is more eloquent than words."
George Iiarwell is one of these fellows who abhor
publicity. He likes to do things his own way with-
out being patted on the back for it. With a spark-
ling smile and a carefree air, George will go his way
Baseball III. IV.
"A soft voice bespeaks a gentle manner."
"Rusty" was a girl with a very soft voice. at
least during class. She was well liked by her class-
mates and was full of fun. "Rusty's" nickname
originated, we should imagine. from the color of
her hair. She was rated as one of our best dancers
and certainly proved it at our school dances.
Glee Club I, II, III, IV: Home Economics Club
II: A. A. I, II, III, IV.
"Innocent as a new-laid egg."
"Cap" is a good-natured and happy-go-lucky chap.
He is very keenly interested in politics. Don't be
surprised if in the near future "Cap" is the power
behind city politics, or representing the State in
ALTHEA Ifoizo "
"Always calm and serene,
IVe never knew her the least but mean,"
"Al" was one of our quieter classmates who could
always be depended upon to do the right thing. She
never said a mean thing about anyone, and certainly
no one could rightly say a mean thing about Althea.
Art Club II, III, IV: Prom Committee III: Home
Economics Club IV: Chemistry Club III.
g g M TUSITALA
"He is wise who talks but little."
"Niggeri' never said very much. He attended to
his own affairs and carried them out well. He is the
possessor of a contagious and pleasant grin.
Lunch Counter IV.
"A winning way, a pleasant smile,
Dressll so neat und quite in style."
Most of those perfect dresses that "Little Eva"
wears are her own handiwork. I-Iow many of us
wish we could do the same thingf It will take a
long time before that quiet and odd smile of hers is
forgotten. Youre quite a poet, Eval
"ll is the tranquil people who accomplish most."
We knew little about Esther. as she did not come
here until the last part of her senior year. We wish.
however. that she could have been here longer, as we
enjoyed her presence very much.
' t.u.t.1AN FRASER
"A pal to ull and a grand good sport,"
We don't know whether it was the divan or the
atmosphere. but "Lil" enjoyed going to the library
the first period every day. Nevertheless. she had a
pleasing personality. and was capable of making
friends with everyone,
Lunch Counter III: Chemistry Club III: Glee
Club I: Home Economics Club II, IV.
TUSITALA Q Wm
ALBERT CHARLES GACINON
- MA Iighl heart liues long."
A good fellow to know and a swell person for a
friend, "Windy" is a quiet boy until one knows him
Tumbling Team IV: Wrestling Team IV.
'iShe talks little and listens much."
Mona believed in the old phrase "Silence is
golden." Her company was enjoyed by all her many
Home Economics Club II, III: Lunch Counter
IV: Taltler Reporter II.
"A merry heart, with a merry countenance."
"Speed" was a quiet fellow in the classroom. but
he had an infectious grin. and a gleam of Irish wit.
He had a good word for friends and strangers alike.
CHRISTOS NICHOLAS GATSAS
"ll's an easy world to Iiue in
If you choose to make it so."
"Chris" never made very much noise about any-
thing he did. His specialty was shop work. which
he did well. These quiet people are our greatest
thinkers, so it is said.
HELEN GEDDES '
"Wtmrds of truth and sobernessf'
"Skipper" was a loyal friend after you became
acquainted with her. She was rather quiet-at least
she appeared that way to us-but some of her
friends tell us differently.
"We would noi cull her shy, but rather quiet
Mary made and kept her friends easily. She was
quiet and observing in the classroom, and was care'
free and happy outside of school.
"Many ll girlls heart has been broken."
The well-dressed man is Stephen Gimopoulos-
everyone likes his taste in clothes. "Steve" is the
joking type who apparently never had a serious mo-
ment in his life. "Steve" has a definite something
that attracts the opposite sex. More power to you.
Talller Reporter I, Il: A. A. Activities IIQ Rifle
IV: Prom and Play Committees III.
"Quiet and pleasant,
A more faithful friend could ne'er be found."
"Peggy" was one of our most efficient stenogra-
phers. whose efficiency did not stop when she left
the stenography class. but stayed with her all through
her classes. She proved her ability even before she
left school when she did work for some of our noted '
lawyers. "Peggy" was a good sport, with whom
you had loads of fun, but she still kept her name on
the Honor Roll and of course the Upper Fourth.
Glee Club I, II, III. IV: Upper Fourth.
A'Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low.
An excellent thing in woman."
You've heard it before, and this prize quotation
cometh from the heart. These quiet people are
great for getting things done. Myrtle did a fine
job of doing things well: all without the help of one
solitary little giggle.
Chemistry Club III: Upper Fourth.
"Few heads with knowledge so informed."
The Hrst lady of our class. How does one get to
be hrst lady? Diligence. most definitely. Studying
wasn't the only thing. She had plenty of inter-
esting opinions. Also, she was one of those who
had a smile. Top honors are wonderful but. listen
to this, when she had nothing to say. she didn't say
it. That is even more praiseworthy.
Chemistry Club III: Press Club IV: Highest Girl
in Upper Fourth.
"All great men are in some degree inspired."
"Al" is a person with high ideals. and one who
will go far in this world. He is a studious scholar
and always takes his work seriously. We wish you
the best of luck in the teaching profession. "Al," and
know that you will succeed.
Press Club IV: Art Club I: Upper Fourth.
IVIARJORIE LOUISE GOODALE
"Where beauty is there will be louefl
"lVlargy" was the pride and glory of our class.
Her beauty. personality, and reliability always kept
her surrounded by a group of admiring friends. ln
spite of her many friendships with both sexes and her
social activities, she still had time for school duties
Associate Editor of Tusitala IV: Tattler Reportf
er Ig Dramatic Club II. III. IV: Property Commit-
tee Senior Play IV: French Club IV: Usher for
State Plays IVQ A. A. I. II, III. IVg Upper Fourth.
v g TUSITALA
"A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance."
Who could ever forget this girl who was always
so jolly and full of pep? She had a very pleasant
personality and could always be found laughing.
She was carefree and didn't take life very seriously.
Glee Club I. II. IV: Home Economics I. III, IV:
A. A. I: Tuttler Reporter I.
ELEANOR CATHERINE GOODSPEED
"I'm happiest when l'm talking."
"Mickey" was always ready for a good time. Her
good-natured disposition and laughter will surely be
missed by everyone. Her constant chatter was some-
times a problem to the teachers. but it also made her
Art Club II. III, IV: Basketball IV: Tumbling
Team IV: Home Economics Club IV: Volleyball
"ln other respects the best fellow in the world."
An athlete of unspoiled. unsophisticated character.
"Goody" remains a "great guy." A slight swag-
ger. a twinkle in the eye. an everlasting smile, and
there youve got Forrest Goodwin. If you ask
"Goody" what he would like to do for the rest of
his life+you can wager he'll say. "Play baseball."
Iiootball II. III. IV: Baseball II: Captain Base-
ball Team III. IV.
ELEANOR FRANCES GORDON
"A girl who can work. a girl who can play,
A girl tuho's u true friend every day."
Eleanor had the true school spirit. She attended
all athletic contests and did her part to cheer our
team on to victory. She was also studious and al-
ways had her lessons well-prepared.
Glee Club I, III, IV: Dramatics Club IV: A. A.
II. III. IV: Tennis Club IV.
"I chatter, chatter as I go."
No matter where you went, you were sure to see
Mary. as she was always there. She was more or
less talkative and would know the answer to any-
thing you might ask her.
Tennis Club IV: Dramatics Club IV: Glee Club
I, III. IV.
ROBERT JOHN GOSS
"Silence is more eloquent than words."
I-Ie was very well liked for his good humor and
was always up to tricks. He could tell you any-
thing you wanted to know about electricity and
spent most of his time tinkering with radios and
batteries. I-Ie insists he'll put Reed's Ferry on the
"His all into the game he threw."
"Ernie" was quite a fellow with both boys and
girls. two reasons being his good nature and beauti-
ful curly hair. He was quite a tumbler and track
Tumbling Captain IV: Interclass Basketball IV:
Track IV: Interclass Softball IV.
"Prince of personalilu. handsome. hind and true."
Who could wish for a more pleasing companion?
"Bob" is one of these personalities in which you End
everything that is fine.
Dramatics Club II, IV: Graduation Usher III:
Boys' Band I. II: Orchestra I, II: Senior Play IV:
State Play IV,
NELLIE D. GRIGAS
"A smile for all, a welcome glad,
A jovial pleasing smile she had."
"Okie" was what her friends called her. We
c0uldn't see any connection. but perhaps we weren't
let in on all of the deep dark secrets. She was one
of the best-natured girls that we knew. She took
part in many of our school activities.
Captain Basketball Team IV: Tennis Club IV:
A. A. IV: Home Economics Club III: Art Club I:
Tultler Reporter I3 Ticket Committee A. A. Play
"Other friends may come and go
And we may like them heaps,
But somehow youre the hind of friend
We like to have for keeps."
Lillian was a loyal friend and was well-liked by
all. She was always pleasant and cheerful.
"Business is the salt of life."
"Tom" is one of our promising young business-
men. well dressed, conservative, and of sterling char-
acter. Polite and courteous, "Tom" is always the
perfect gentleman. Nor is he the kind that beats
around the bush. His opinions on matters are
Graduation Usher III: Cheer Leader II. III: Mem-
ber of A. A. II. III, IV: Dramatics Club III.
ERNEST VINCENT HALL
"Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man."
"Vinnie" was forever talking or half asleep in
classes. To him. school was more or less a place
of rest. but somehow we think "Vinnie" will miss
"Ye Olde Schoolhouse" next year. He enjoyed
school activities in spite of studies.
Track III. IV: Football IV: Basketball IV: Vol-
"Wh1'stle while you work."
Whitford Hall is the typical American school boy:
An honest. open face, hair "slicked" back, hearty
laugh, athlete's sweater. and to top it all. that typical
high school swagger. Anyone could tell that
"Whit" went to high school. even if he came from
DARWIN FRANCIS HALLBOURC1
"A smile 11 minute."
"Toot" came to us from Pepperell and was well
liked immediately. He joined the Athletic Asso-
ciation and went right out to root for N. H. S. In
baseball he " strikes 'em out" with a pretty mean
fast ball, too. We're all glad you came to Nashua,
Athletic Association IV: Baseball IV.
"Slow but sure. he won his way into your heart."
Owen's easy speech and action will be best re-
membered by his classmates. He had loads of
friends. and girls, too. Owen sure can write
Tennis I. II, III, IV.
"Forward and frolic glee was there,
The will to do, the soul to dare."
Wherever Muriel Was. there was fun and lots of
itl She was full of pep. and how she loved to
play basketball! Muriel is what you would call a
typical all-around girl.
Basketball IV: Dramatics Club IV: Home Eco-
nomics Club III. IV: A. A. Cabaret II: A. A. I, II.
?Y p m - TUSITALA
CHARLES HARRIS, JR.
"He had ll miqlvlu mind for LU!'lill'l7tl and talking
And used his humor us well us his hnotuledqe in
Charles was an interesting speaker who always
fascinated his audience. We are proud of the progl
ress he made during the four years of high school.
He served the Tulller well as Associate Editor, Sen-
ior year. Charles. we look forward to your future
progress in literary lines and wish you the best ol
luck in years to come.
Chemistry Club III: Press Club IV: Taltler
Staff, Associate Ifditor IV: Paragrapher, 'liusilulai
l.unch Counter IV: Radio Play IV.
"'lo know her' was to love her."
How we shall be able to get along without "Ag-
gie" we don't know. but we're positive that she will
be remembered by her friends.
Home liconomics Club Ill. IV: I.unch Counter
"To puinl. lo smile, lo draw--
She does these all LU!-lhlllll u flaw."
"Sunshine" is thus nicknamed for her sunny dis-
position. She was a most reliable classmate--and
oh. how she loved to drawf Keep up the good
work, and good luck. Mary.
Art Club Il. III. IV: Prom Decorations III, IV:
Advertising Committee for Senior Play IV,
PHII.IP C. HIfAI.D. JR.
"I crime, I suiu. I WH7ifL1l'I'UlI'r+StJf77l'l1iV77l'S.H
Philip is one of the class's popular boys. He
was a carefree. easy-going fellow. never lacking
friends. He never spoke much in class. but when
he did. he knew what he was talking about.
Advertising Committee. A. A. Play IV: Stage
Committee. A. A. Play IV.
ROGER W. HEALD
"Crue to the worla' the hes! tfott have. ana' the best
turll come back to you."
It was an accepted fact that when things were
not just right he would calmly and efliciently cor-
rect us. His ability to put things just right ac-
counted for his being chosen Orator with the iob of
showing forth our noble aspirations. Beside tixing
things. one unique achievement was the creation of
Tattler Assistant Exchange Editor II: Exchange
Editor III. IV: Editor of Tasrlala: Author "Food
for Thoughtuz Upper Fourth: Class Orator.
JOHN K. I-IEALY
"His friends. there are mana
Hrs foesfare there any?"
HJ. K." was a vreat sport. He seemed to get joy
out of everything. Nothing ever worried him. He
was one of those happyfgo-lucky individuals whom
we all envy.
Cheer Leader IV.
ROBERT PAYSON HENRY 1
"lfVell-timed silence has more eloquence than
A'Bob" was one of our more quiet boys. He kept
very much by himself, One would often wonder
what he thought of the world and life. but he never
would commit himself. He might easily be called
the class optimist, for his philosophy seemed to be
that life would take care of itself.
"Her heart is young and gay."
4'Fran" was one of the class's popular girls. She
was an active member of her class and was always
welcome. She was also considered one of the best-
dressed girls in the class.
Chemistrv Club III: Music I: Home Economics
II. IV: Lunch Counter III1 Paragrapher Tusrlala.
"What u sweet delight a quiet life affords."
Rial is another of our young businessmen with a
bright future ahead. Though he never participated
in athletics. he is very much interested in that branch
of activities. Ile is known among the opposite sex
as that Usuave and diplomatic gentleman."
A. A. Activities I, II,
"As merry as lhe day is long."
"Kay" is always full of fun and pep. She is a
girl who is well worth knowing, for she just seems
to drive the blues away. We can see by "Kay's" acf
tivities that she was popular and well liked.
Home Economics Club I, lll: Tumbling Team
IV: Student Leader IV.
"A quiet girl when not otherwise."
VVe guess "Ruthie" thinks the world should have
its quiet and serious moments as well as its light and
gay ones. She has a friendly way which accounts
for her friends.
A. A. I. II. III. IV: Student Leader IV: Para-
"Men ure of Iwo kinds
And he is ofthe kind l'd like to be."
Roger always tries to look serious. but we know
differentfhe just can't be serious. His lovely blond
hair was the envy of many a girl. And when he
gets to be an aviator-welll
Track III: Basketball IV: Volleyball IV: Para-
grapher Tusitulu IV.
GERALD E. I-IOXVORTH
. "I came, I saw. I conquered."
lVIany times girls have wondered who that tall.
curly haired. blond youth was. Well. it's "Jerry"
I-Ioworth: he claims he's a woman-hater. You see.
"Jerry" is like a marine. He lands, and in a few
moments he has everything well in hand.
Art Club III. IV: Prom Decoration Committee
"Good things come in small packages."
Claire may have been small. but you couldn't
miss her because of her jovial smile. Her name
was one thing that amused everyone. The teachers
all seemed to like her last name as they all called her
Isabelle, but we think Claire is a very nice name.
Dramatics Club III. IV: Glee Club IV.
"Her manner held both grace ana' charm."
"Dolly" never could be found when she was
wanted. either by her classmates or teachers. She
was forever being hunted down by someone. Once
found. however. she was a sincere friend and ready
to help you at all times.
Art Club II.
"Give him a ball to play with, and he's happy."
"Bob" was our best athlete. I-Ie has had a very
successful career in high school athletics, especially
as a football hero. I-Ie is also very popular with
Football I. II, III, IV: All-State Football Team
IV: Baseball I, II, III. IV: Basketball II. IV: Track
III. IV: Coach of Interclass Basketball Champions.
"lVho.se little body lodged a mighty mind."
Mary's invariable smile and pleasant manner made
for her a host of friends.
Dramatics Club Secretary IV: Lunch Counter IV.
LELAND HERBERT JENNESS
"Though he had a lol of wit
Ile wus very shy at using il."
"Lee" was one of our visitors from Litchheld.
He enjoyed the best of friends. and his poise and
self-possession never failed him at any time.
WILLIAM JOHNSON, JR.
"You cunnol play lhe trumpet by merely blowing-
you must use your lingers, too."
"Bill" is interested in music. particularly in the
trumpet. lie has furnished a great deal of enjoy'
ment on many occasions by his playing.
Iiootball Ill. IV: Orchestra I, Il. III, IV: Band
I. II, Ill, IV: All-State Orchestra I, II. III. IV.
'Sober but not serious
Quiet but c'c'rtu1'nIy no! Idle."
"Bert" is always an eager onloolxer and willing
to join in the fun of her classmates. Somehow or
other. she always had an answer to Mr. Sharpe's
many questions in Economics.
Taltlcr Reporter IV: Home Economics Club I.
IV: Movie Club: A. A. IV.
"Strange unfuthonved depths. never to be revealed."
Silent--very European even in smart American
clothes. Ideas of the older manfslightly mysterif
ous-James Kalled. He will make a good doctor.
HELEN MARY KASPER
"A youth there was of quiet ways."
Wlien A'Wavy" was in the room, you could hear
the proverbial pin drop. Thats how quiet she
was. She was a member of the Art Club II, III.
IV: Physiology and Nursing Club III. Best wishes,
"lfVhateuer is popular deserves attention."
Although "Nick" was quiet. it did not detract
from his popularity. He greeted everyone with a
cheery smile and what a smile it wasl He will re-
main in our memories for many years to come.
EARL FREDERICK KENISTON
"Silence is more eloquent than words."
Earl never said much. His attentions were usual-
ly on his studies or his Ford. He was very success-
ful in keeping out of trouble, because he had the vir-
tue of minding his own business.
PAUI, .IOHN KIERPLUCK
"A tool mmal tuorks better."
Paul never became flustered on the football field:
maybe that was the secret of his becoming an all-
Slalt tackle ln all that he did. he was persevering,
lfootball Il, Ill. IV.
Wll,l.IAlVl CLARK KING
"Slow and sleacltf wins the race."
"Bill" wasn't exactly the speediest individual in
the school. but he got there just the same, Al-
though he did not partake in school activities he
was popular with all the boys.
ADOLPH JOHN KISSEI-
"Today I am an athlete."
Adolph will always be remembered as one of our
hest athletes. His classmates were proud of him
and deeply interested in his activities, From the
starr of school, he has been interested primarily in
athletics. as you can see from his record.
liootball Ill, IV: Basketball l, ll, IV: Track I,
ll. Ill: Captain IV: Tumbling Team IV: Wrestling
IVL Volleyball IV.
lAMlrYC'hlit'f' sparkles in her etfes
Xlml her smile never die-sf'
"l7hil'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.
Home Economics Club Ill. IV.
VICTORIA JOANNE KOPKA
"She can be Invtltztea' by none, nor paralleled by any
She was always the sweet, smiling person with
loads of friends, In the senior play. "Vickie's" dra-
matic ability proved a revelation to her classmates.
not to mention her impersonation of Aunt Eannie.
Basketball IV: Tattler Assistant School Notes
Editor II: Dramatics Club II, III, IV: Vice-Presi-
dent A. A. IV: Cheer Leader III: A. A. Show: Gym
Student I.eader IV: Senior Play IV: Original Play
Cast: Upper Ifourth.
"Men are of Iwo kinds
Ana' he is ofthe kind l would like to be."
"Sockey" was an all-around favorite with his
classmates. He studied hard and had many staunch
Basketball III, IV: Track III. IV: Paragrapher
"A girl who quietly wemls her way
And does her duly day by day."
"Birchy" had a pleasant disposition and this qual-
ity won her many friends. She was on the Stuf
dents' Basketball Team IV and in Home Economics
Club II. III, IV.
HELEN S. KREWSKI
"The mtldest rmmner turlh the bruuest mind."
Helens high scholastic standing is proof of her
four years of diligent studying: nevertheless. she
gave her time generously to school activities.
Basketball IV: Property Committee for the Sen-
ior Play IV: Debating Club IV: French Club IV:
Glee Club III. IV: Tennis Club IV: Upper Fourth.
"She was modest and tall, and liked by all."
Pauline was one of the tallest members of the
class. We had just become acquainted with her.
when she moved to Revere. remaining there for her
junior year. Vvle had to get acquainted all over
again her senior year, but we enjoyed her pleasant-
ness and sweet smile. Her stature, hair, and eyes
gained her many admirers.
Senior Play Committee IV: Tattler Reporter I.
PETER LABEDNICK V
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He altams whatever he pursues- ls
Ambition knows no limit."
"Pete" was one of our most ambitious students.
He was what you might call a "handy man" to Mr.
Messer during gym periods. as his record will prove.
He was manager of the -interaclass sports including
basketball. wrestling, tumbling team, volleyball, and
softball. He was also Assistant Librarian III, and
Miss Cramer's secretary during the senior year. We
wish you success as a Ci-Man. "Pete"
'One smile that solitary shines."
"Julie" was always merry and smiling. and with
these qualities she made a host of friends. She had
a great deal of musical talent on the violin.
Basketball IV: Home Economics Club II: Dra-
matics Club IV: Orchestra I. II, III. IV: Assembly
"As good as gold."
A clean-cut classmate was "Sudy." He had all
the markings of a polished gentleman and can step
out into the world with no danger of casting re-
flections on his high school training. He was a
well-known golfer. too.
Junior Prom Checking Committee III.
SYLVIA ERNESTINE LAGASSE
S. E. L.
UNO work is done unless il is well done."
Although most of her serious moments were spent
in study, she could always find time for a casual
joke, and her voice was frequently heard in the
midst of a gay group.
Dramatics Club III. IV: Glee Club II, III: State
Drama Day Usher IV: Upper Fourth.
"Rugged the breast that music cannot tame."
Lajoie is a great music lover, and a good student.
There aren't many stringed instruments that he can-
not play. He is also interested in athletics.
"A sweet little, neat little. petite little miss."
Stacia is rather shy. but when you know her. she
is a perfect friend. She can always be counted on
to have the latest thing in style.
Glee Club I. II: Home Economics Club IV: Up-
PAUL ALFRED LARIVFF
"For a better friend look no further,"
I 'APaulie's" quiet, pleasant way has won him
many friends. He was always busy with some
school activity' during his senior year. Did anyone
ever see Larivee without Callahan?
Ticket Committee State Drama Day IV: Cir-
culation Manager for Tattler IV: Music Festival
Usher IV: Upper Fourth.
"Her voue was ever soft. gentle, and low-
An exrellmt thing in woman."
Marguerite was quiet as a mouse, but she had a
host of friends. and all who knew her were fond
of her. She apparently never took a book home.
but her lessons were always prepared. How did '
you do it. Marguerite?
Usher Senior Play IV.
"A friend with all. an enemy with none."
Paul was a real friend and was liked by all who
knew him. He was a member of the tennis club
I, II. and IV and someday we may see him beating
"Bill" Tilden. .
Taltler Reporter I.
JOHN WII.I.IAM LATVIS
"Renowned for cheerful noise."
Nothing under the sun seemed to bother "B-ill."
His smiles and giggles kept the classes awake.
Rifle Team IV.
PEARL I.. LAVOIE
"Her hear! is young and gay."
"Blondie" is one of those persons who can really
stand on rollerskales. and from what we've heard
she is very good at it. Have we another Sonia?
Tennis Club III: Automobile Club II: Home
Economics Club Il. IV.
"He who hesitates is lost."
"Charlie" was the sort of a chap that would al-
ways speak to you. Whenever there was any fun
going on, A'Charlie" was always there with some hu-
morous remark. He also indulged in school activi-
Boys' Band I. II: Rifle Team IV: Football III.
IVQ Orchestra I, II.
"Better be small and shine
Than be tall and cast a shadow."
"Ossie" loved to go to school. especially during
his German and biology periods. He became so in-
terested in the study of the German language that
he had correspondence with a pupil in Germany. He
liked athletics but didn't participate in many sports.
Class Basketball IV: Class Volleyball IV: Home-
room Chairman for Movie Drive: Assembly Play
IV: Upper Fourth.
SHIRLEY TYLER LEGALLEE
"Whose little body lodged ll mighty mind."
Shirley must have thought there was no end to
studying, for she was nearly always at it. She
could be found early in Room 116 working dili-
gently until the first class, She seemed to enioy
it, though. and was invariably rewarded by seeing
her name on the Honor Roll and of course on the
Art Club II. III: Upper Fourth.
LEON JOSEPH LAFLEUR
"A good personality is the key to success."
"Turk's" personality and clowning for the
tumbling team won him many friends. He was
very active and was liked by everybody.
Tattler Reporter III: Wrestling IV: Volleyball
IV: A. A. Vaudeville IV: Cross Country III. IV:
Track III, IV: Tumbling Team IV.
MARGUERITE LOUISE LEONARD .
"She mouesl Life wanders up and down
Through all her face. and lights up every charm."
Her enthusiasm over skiing and her marked abil-
ity :tt the sport contributed greatly to "Peg's" pop-
Glee Club II: Chemistry Club III: Assistant
Tattler Exchange Editor III: Alumni Editor IV:
Vice President IV: Chairman of Property Commit-
tee for Senior Play IV: Cheer Leader IV: Upper
"Small-but oh, how mlschievousln
There was hardly a time when we didn't see that
certain twinkle in "Gracie's" eyes. She was one of
those who were so surprised at being on the Up-
per Iiourth that they just staggered down the aisle.
Glee Club I. II: Upper Fourth.
"For a better friend look no farther."
"Cookies" hobby was reading. and you seldom
saw her without a book. She was also very fond
of music and played the piano well. If you some-
times get bored. just call on "Cookie" and she will
play you a tune or two.
Prompter Assembly Play IV. A
"He was a lover of the good old school."
"Bob" is easy to make friends with. He took an
active part in the A. A. Vaudeville. "Happy at Last,"
IV. as Wilbur Knucklehouse. I-Ie became a very
active member of the first tumbling team that was
ever formed in a Nashua High School and was
homeroom chairman in the drive for funds to sup-
port it. "Bob" was also one of those people who
really enjoyed studying after school. and an amateur
playwright of parts? '
Author and Actor, Assembly Play IV.
:IMI-SChl'?f sparkles in her eyes.
And her laughter never dies."
Everyone liked "Clem." She was always very
busy doing Library work senior year, but never-
theless found time to play basketball and take part
in the tumbling team activities.
Basketball IV: Tumbling Team IV: Glee Club I,
II. III. IV: A. A. I, II, III, IV.
GERARD JOSEPH LEVESQUE
"He laughs and fools the whole day long
And life for him is but a song."
"Jerry" enjoyed watching the world go around
and himself with it. He never took school life very
seriously, although he did his studies well. The
girls as well as the boys enjoyed his friendship and
Golf Team IV: Upper Fourth.
"She will discourse most excellent music."
"Carol" is well-liked and admired by everyone.
I-Ier unusual talent as a pianist will be remembered
Lunch Counter IV: Debating Club IV: Music
Committee A. A. Show III: Music Committee for
Senior Play IV.
ROBERT ARTHUR LIVINGSTON
"I laugh. for Hope hath happy place with me!"
"Bob" laughed at nearly everything possible. He
ought to be known as "Two-Gun the Gigglerf'
Rifle Club IV: Stage Committees Senior Play and
Drama Day IV: Glee Club IV.
"A pleasing personality seated in the heart of
"Glennie" will be remembered as the girl who
would usually start her answer with "I don't know,"
but before the recitation was completed she would
manage to give the correct answer. You were too
"Character is the governing element of life, and is
"Man-about-town" Lougee is one of the more
popular boys of our class. Handsome. well-dressed
V-you probably have seen him rushing to and from
classes with a breathless air. Bert is really very
strong physically. You should have seen him handle
those bar-bells down in gym!
Glee Club I. II. III. IV: Art Club I, II. III, IV:
Tuttler Reporter I.
"Busy as a button."
When people are held in esteem by others they
are given responsibilities. What greater evidence of
confidence in a person is there than placing your past
at size: disposal as a paragrapher? She was well
chosen and those in her hands were safe.
Tattler Reporter I: Cilee Club I. II. III. IV: Bas-
ketball IV: Student Ciym Leader IV: Paragrapher
'liusitala IV: Press Club IV: Pianist Radio Play IV:
Information Desk, Drama Day IV: Upper Fourth.
IVIILDRED MAE MACIE
"l'm happiest when l'm talking."
"lVIillie's" liveliness and good humor won her
popularity far and near. She was always bubbling
over with something to tell. and was our class song-
Glee Club I. II. III: Dramatic Club II: Cheer
I.eader IV: Girls' Basketball Publicity Manager IV:
Student Gym Leader IV: Volleyball IV: Usher A.
A, Show IV.
5 6 TUSITALA
"lX'hateUer is popular deserves attention."
'4Jake" was one of the neat. well-dressed boys of
his class. He was popular with both boys and girls
and was a good basketball player. giving the fans
Basketball III. IV.
"Charlie" was one of our leading Scouts and at-
tained the honor of being an Eagle. He was a quiet
person, until you started talking on one of his many
favorite subjects. His school activities were few
because of his outside interests.
Art Club II, III. IV: Art Committee Senior Play:
Line Drawings Tusitala IV.
"A little nonsense now and then
Is relished by the best of men."
Whenever a jest was due we would all turn to
Paul. He had that supernatural power of express-
ing his wit and also writing it. His contributions
to the Tattler were greatly appreciated, and his class-
mates are proud of him. May you go farther in
L your witty career, Paul.
Ticket Committee State Drama Day. Paragrapher
l "She was little, but oh my-"
Sarah had a pleasant disposition. Writing notes
was her pastime. Though her school activities were
limited, outside ones made up for them.
Home Economics Club I. Il, III. IV.
ull is the Irtin-fur! pmpli- who tlt'l'Ul77,l7IIlSh most."
Iva was n quiet, observant student-and smart.
NVhen the el.iss w.is stumped. she volunteered the nn-
swer. She made friends easily and was respected
even by those who did not know her well.
Cilee Club I: Home Iieonomies I. II: Chemistry
Club III: Upper Ifourth.
VJIIIIAM ARTHUR IVIARSIIAII,
"Some think lhe world is made for fun unc! froli't'.
And so do I."
"Bill" was full of pep and found pleasure in
everything he did. His ready smile .ind cheerful dis-
position made him well liked by everyone.
'liulfler Reporter IV: Ijarngrapher. 'l'usi'tuIu IV:
Senior Play: l.unch Counter IV: Press Club IV,
XVIIIIAIVI HENRY MARSHALL
"The giant loves the cI'LL'arf."
"Billy" was blessed by nature with A large and
sturdy IVIJINC. In spite of his build he loved to
associate .ind make friends with boys half his size,
lfoolbnll III. IV: Upper Ifourth,
"SUI'l7t'lIifT7l'S I si! um! think, um! .sornelinn-.s
I just srl."
"Gordy" was the source of all the personal advice
needed for ten boys. and he didn'l mind giving it
I'm.islietb.ill IV: Volleyball IV.
"Good things rome in small packages."
"Peanut" was short and peppy. His physical
efhciency will be of great value to him.
Volleyball IV: Prom Committee III.
"Thought ts deeper than speech."
"Blondie" fools most people because he always
sits back and lets others do the talking. but when
he does talk. at least it's Worth listening to.
"Knowledge of itself is riches."
"Lenny" is another of our party-going friends
who are quite at home in a crowd. He is very much
interested in books of great authors and he also is a
great enthusiast. These characteristics. combined
with a very keen mind. make "Lenny" a delightful
Art Club II, III, IV: Chemistry Club IV.
ROY L. MCINTOSH
"Much may be made of u Scotchman if he is
"Mac" seemed to know everybody. It was prac-
tically impossible to carry on a conversation with
him in the corridors. he was kept so busy saying
"Hello," The only scandal in his career was his
hiding under the table when "Aunt Fannie" came in.
Radio Play IV: "Food for Thought." Original
Play IV: Press Club IV: Drama Day Committee
IV: Graduation Usher III: Lunch Counter IV:
Usher at School Dedication IV: Upper Fourth.
"fl .smile for ull. tl tUelr'un7e glad.
A jowul, waxing LUULI he hurl."
One of the most popular boys in our class. he
was welcomed hy everyone. His smile was known
by all of us. "I3ranltie" never seemed to have a
care in the world.
.Iunior Class President: Junior Prom Committee
III: Usher for Graduation III: Baseball ll. III, IV:
Business lVl.tnager ol' A. A. IV: Chairman of Stage
Committee for A. A. Show IV: Ticket Committeel
Cheer I.eader IV.
"Put mal the new I-l'lil'l'1!1S for the old: I
The first is silver. the fuller gold."
4'l.orry" was a faithful and pleasant friend who I
was always willing to help you. If you met her in
the Ifreshman year. you were pals for the remaining
years. She had an imagination that wottld stretch
a mile. Good luclxf
Glee Clulm l. Il.
Mflt'fl-llf' always: talking 1-uer:
llfrtlq and merrtf. tlectcledly flatter."
"Tec-da" was a very happyfgo-lucky sort of per-
son. Vtfhenever there was a good time to he had.
she was sure to be present. She was also popular
with the opposite sex. 'I'cll us girls your secret.
Tutller Reporter I: Glee Club I3 Home Economics
Club II. Ill.
"lVhy luke life seriotzslyf'
You will never gel ou! of il tI!1iL't'."
Nothing in school ever seemed to bother "Nick"
A life ol' contentment he seemed to lead.
JUNE .IEANNETTE MERRY
"A sweet girl was she. and a good friend to all."
June was quiet and attentive during classes. She
had a sweet disposition and was respected by her
friends. We hear.that she was quite a short story
Chemistry Club Ill.
BEATRICE MESSIER A
HA charming smile, a welcome glad,
Just part of the nice way that she had."
"Bea" was always pleasant and friendly. She
was very popular with her classmates. and was chosen
to represent N. H. S. at the D. A. R. Convention our
Prophetess IV: Tuttler Art Editor II, III, IV:
Publicity Committee for Senior Play: Art Club II,
III, IV: Dramatics Club II, III. IVQ Upper Fourth.
"Silence is the best ornament of a woman."
Martha was very calm and quiet. She was al-
ways willing to make friends and had many of them.
She was well liked by all her classmates.
Home Economics Club II: Glee Club II, III, IV:
Tattler Reporter II.
"He floats through the air with the greatest of ease."
"Bob" was such a good tumbler that everyone
envied him at the exhibitions of that art,
Tumbling Team IV: Lunch Counter IV.
"Be silent and safe-silence never betrays you."
Whatever "Al's" ambition is, we all know that
he will succeed. Perhaps he is extra quiet. but we
all know that in the meantime he is doing a lot of
good thinking. "Al's" presence in a noisy class-
room was always welcomed, We need more like
JOSEPHINE ANN MILOSH
"Toilinq, rejoicing, sorrowing,
Onward through life she goes."
We congratulate you. Josephine, on the progress
you made this year. We hope to hear of your
further progress in the years to come, Good luck!
Talller Reporter I: Home Economics Club I, II,
III, IV: Dramatics Club I.
"Slide, Kelly, slide!"
"Bob" enjoyed participating in school activities,
as the following list shows:
Baseball II. III, IV: Ticket Committee Senior
Play IV: Ticket Committee Alumni Dance IV:
Tuttler Reporter IV: Basketball IV.
Doms Mootte Qi
"Still waters run deep."
Serious in class. "Dottie" was good company out-
side. She had plenty of friends. and they all re-
spected her. "Dottie" was an active member of
Home Economics IV: Senior Play Committee IV.
ARTHUR E. MORRILL
"A very hard person to convince,
But for all that, hes a prince."
"Ted" had decided views on nearly every sub-
ject. and something to back them with, too. His
cheerful disposition has made him very popular.
Boys' Band I. II. III, IV3 Orchestra I, II, III, IV:
Taltler Reporter III.
CHESTER JOSEPH MUCKUSKIE
"My serious momenls are few."
"Mac" is a happy-go-lucky fellow who is never
bothered with life's minor troubles. He is never
at a loss for words and can carry on a conversation
for hours without stopping.
Dramatics Club I, II: Orchestra Ig Boys' Band
"Carve your words before they fallf'
"Lightning" always had his own personal opinion
about everything that was brought up in class.
Whether he was right or wrong, he always stood
by his ideas.
Cross Country II: Senior Play IV: Debating
"His face was frank and boyish,
His heart sinfere and true."
"Bob" had a winning smile and his popularity
wasn't in proportion to his stature. He was Busi-
ness Manager of the Taltler his senior year and a
member of the Chemistry Club his junior year. We
understand his ambitions are along business lines.
ROBERT SUI.I.IVAN NORTON
"A smiling fare makes many friends."
"Bob" had a smile for everybody and his laughter
woke many from peaceful meditations in a world
well-known to all of us-dreamland.
Wrestling IV: Volleyball IV: Basketball IV:
Rifle Team IV: Stage Crew Drama Day IV.
"A smile for all, a tueleome glad.
,fl jovial, pleasing way she had."
Dependable. jolly, frank? These characteristics
made Loretta popular among her numerous friends.
Taliler Reporter I: Usher Senior Play: Basket'
ball IV: Tennis Club III.
RAYMOND PAUI. OBAN
"His limbs were cast in manly mould
For hardy sporls or eonlesl bold."
"Ray" was the possessor of a very contagious
grin which captured the majority of his friends. I-Ie
also possessed a magnificent athletic ability and good
sportsmanship among his fellowmen. We hop: to
see you All American some day. "Ray."
Ifootball Il. III, IV: Basketball II, III. Captain
IV: Baseball I. II. III. IV: Interclass Volleyball IV:
Chief Ofiicial lnterclass Basketball IV,
"To know hott' to wait is the great secret of
"Oakie." all through his four years in high
school. has been a leading figure in our class. who
has not let down that family standard of integrity.
"Oakie" is a lover of solitude. Give him some fish-
ing tackle and a cabin in the wilderness. some good
books. and he reaches the peak of contentment. I-Ie
is a marvelous hunter.
Dramatics Club II. III: Tattler Reporter I: II,
III, IV: Golf Team I. II, III. IV: Chemistry Club
III: Football IV: Senior Play Committee IV: Treas-
urer of Film Committee IV: Upper Fourth.
RUTH KATHRYN O'NEIL
"Never idle cz moment, but thrifty and thoughtful
"Ruthie" always looked so neat and charming
that she was very popular among her classmates. She
had lovely dark hair always arranged in soft rolls.
Tennis Team III. IV: Tusitala Paragrapher IV:
Tattler Reporter III: Basketball IV: Upper Fourth.
"She has fun. wil, and fire."
Although "Lulu" was quiet during classes, she
was just full of fun outside. and how we would
take advantage of her good nature by teasing her!
All in good fun, "Lulu."
Art Club II, III. IV: Prom Decorations II, III.
IV: Home Economics Club III, IV,
"She is silent, she is shy,
But there's a mischief in her eye."
"IVIonsey" was always quiet in school, but out-
side she was full of fun and gaiety. She was a lik-
able person, and all who knew her enjoyed her
Property Committee Senior Play IV: Home Eco-
nomics Club III. IV: Volleyball IV.
"Kind hearts are always humble."
"Margie" was another of our class members
whom we saw little of except in the homeroom. but
we do know that she was eloquent. This she proved
at the A. A. Vaudeville when she gave a reading.
Glee Club I: Dramatics Club II, III, IV: Senior
Play Committee IV.
"lt's an easy world to liue in
It you choose to make it so."
"Tacy," as she was called by her many friends.
was one of those happy-go-lucky persons who take
everything with a smile. Could she talk! No of-
fense. I hope. "Tacy."
Glee Club IV: Home Economics Club II. IV:
Lunch Counter III. IV: Usher at Teachers' Con-
"What I t'an't see I will never believe in."
"Pappy" frequently started arguments with his
teachers on certain rules. problems. and so forth.
Teachers could never make him believe that a thing
was possible unless they showed him.
Football IV: Basketball I, II, III, IV: Baseball
"The journalist always gets the news,
So. ran you glue me any clues?"
Sylvia was always working to further her hope
of becoming a journalist. She labored all four
years on the staff of our school paper, and also
showed her ability to lead in other ways. "Syl"
was very active in dramatics and another of our good
choices to talte part in "Statue of Liberty."
Senior Literary Editor Tattler: Basketball IV:
Dramatics Club I. II, III, IV: Debating Club IV:
'4Two Crooks and a Lady" III: "Statue of Liberty"
IV: Press Club IV: Property Committee Senior
Play: Cheer Leader III. IV: Tumbling Team IV:
"Questions are never indiscreet: answers
Janet is very much in demand. Pretty. popular
and endowed with "personality," she is very ac-
tive in school affairs. You no doubt have seen that
breathless girl running in and out of classes-forever
busy. She was also a leading Hgure in promoting
Cjiee Club I, II, IV: Dramatics Club IV: Para-
grapher Tusitala IV,
"She was a person of delight."
"Kitty" was well known for her curly hair and
good looks topped off by a captivating smile. She
was an all-around favorite with her classmates.
Chemistry Club III: Home Economics Club II.
IV: Usher at Teachers' Convention IV.
"His big, manly voice."
One of the more quiet and conservative group,
not always talking, yet ready when needed, "Pelky"
spoke up vigorously when the time came. I-Ie was
Baseball I, II: Basketball I, II, III: Volleyball IV:
Tennis IV: Stage Committees Senior Play and Dra-
ma Day IV.
"Mistress of herself though China falls."
Beyond the ability never to seem flustered by
anything. the fact that she could do considerable to-
ward putting the Tattler together and write edi-
torials along with all the rest she did, entitles her to
be called captain of herself. School magazines and
other periodicals are notoriously diflicult to edit.
Tattler Staff III, Editor-in-Chief IV: Debating
Club IV: French Club IV: Chemistry Club IIIQ
Press Club IV: Upper Fourth.
JEANNE D'ARC PICARD
"Much mirth and no madness,
All good and no baldness."
Jeanne was famed for her cowboy songs and
yodeling. and although she had no school activities
because she's a working "gal," she was certainly an
addition to any class.
"My tongue within my lips I reirt, .
For who talks much must talk m vain."
Arlean was one of our very quiet girls who had
little to say. She was liked. however. by all who
knew her. A competent commercial student, she
will make someone a good secretary.
"All the pleasure that I End
ls to maintain a quiet mind."
"Bea" is quiet. reliable, and liked by all her class-
Basketball IV: Prompter of "Two Crooks and a
Lady" III: Home Economics Club III, IV.
"The lamb of the athletic teams."
Clarence followed our baseball. basketball, foot-
ball. and track teams wherever they went. Though
it was raining or snowing. Clarence was sure to be
there. I-Ie had true school spirit.
Lunch Counter IV: Class Basketball IV.
VALMOUR POULIN, JR.
"Be silent and safe--silence never betrays you."
"Val's" character was marked by a silent way of
doing things. I-Ie talked very little While in the
classroom. but outside you couldn't keep him quiet.
Golf Team IV.
DORIS LOUISE PRESTON
"Shel: always peppy, never blue,
She's popular, pretty, jolly, and true."
"Dot's" humor and winning personality attracted
and kept many friendsf' She was much interested
in the Navy. We wonder why? With all her
activities in and out of school. she ranked high in
the Upper Fourth.
Orchestra II, III, IV: Cilee Club I. II, III:
Taltler Reporter III: Tusitala Paragrapher IV: Up-
"A friend with all, an enemy with none."
"Glen" has a genuine sense of humor. She was
always willing to join in the fun of her classmates.
She has the ability to do great things, and we wish
Senior Play Property Committee IV.
"Truth is a constant mistress that ever protects
Henry Rapsis is blessed with the grace of having
everyone like him. He is one of a very few who
can do that. Besides his pleasing personality, he
has no mean athletic ability. "Hank" is much in-
terested in physical education, and is quite an au-
thority on it. We know that he is going places.
Football II, III. IV: Basketball III: Track III.
.IOSEPHINE ANNE RATOF
"Her charms, they are many.
Her faults scarcely any."
"Jo" is our idea of what a "regular" girl should
be. She is extremely interested in athletics. espe-
cially basketball. which she plays well. She has
done her part for the school, as one can see by her
number of activities.
Secretary of A. A. IV: Dramatics Club II, III,
IV: Basketball IV: A. A. Vaudeville Show IV:
Property Committee "The Flower Shop" II: Home
Economics Club III, IV: Glee Club II: Candy Girl
A. A. Vaudeville IV: Chairman Ticket Committee:
Chairman Basketball Committee IV: Volleyball IV.
"When friends meet, hearts warm."
No one ever heard much about Norma-she was
so shy: but those who were privileged to call her
"friend" loved her.
Home Economics Club III. IV.
"A daughter of the gods, divinely tall,
And most divinely fair."
"Polly" was one of our actresses whom we ex-
pect will have her name in lights some day. Dignif
fied, tall, and fair. she certainly has a good start.
Senior Play Cast: State Tournament Play Cast
IV: President Dramatic Club IV: Treasurer Art
Club Il: Secretary Art Club III: President Art Club
IV: Tattler Reporter II. III: Student Leader IV:
"The sweetest garland to the sweetest maid."
Whenever any help was needed, Cecile was al-
ways on hand to do her share. She stood very high
in her studies. and her sunny disposition gained her
many friends. We wish you every success in life.
Tattler Reporter II: Prompter State Play IV:
Property Committee for Senior Play: Cilee Club I.
II: Upper Fourth.
- , W ft,
"lt would be argument for a week, laughter for a
month, and a good jest forever."
"Earle" was a great fellow and liked by all. He
could take a joke as well as spring one. And how
he could argue, especially in economics class!
"Such popularity must be deserved."
John has a great personality which made him
popular with everyone. everywhere. We're sure
his cheerful disposition will ever be an asset in his
striving for success.
Football Manager III, IV: Lunch Counter IV:
Graduation Usher III: Senior President.
CONSTANCE BEVERLY ROSS
"To make the world a friendly place,
One must show it a friendly face."
"Connie" was a very talented artist. She liked
to draw, and her postersand cards were very good,
Who knows! Perhaps she will become a famous
magazine illustrator in the near future! We hope
Art Club I, II. III: Glee Club I.
"Her heart is good-hurnored euen though she is shy."
Dorothy was always dependable and ready to help
others. Her scholastic ability was not her only ac-
complishment: she participated in Dramatics Club
IV: Debating Club IV: French Club IV: and was
on the Upper Fourth.
SOPHIE B. RUDAK
"Accornpl1'shment shows character."
What a list of school activities Sophie has! But
more important, what a list of friends! With her
cheerful disposition how could one help liking her?
Basketball IV, Manager IV: Glee Club I: Dra'
matics Club II, III, IV: Student Gym Leader IV:
Usher for A. A. Show IV: Home Economics Club
III: Captain of Volleyball Team IV.
BRONCA STACIA RUEZ
"CheerfuIness is the sunny ray of life."
Bronca was well-liked by all of her classmates.
and no wonder! Whether rain or shine, she al-
ways greeted everyone with a smile. We're sure
shell become a success in anything she attempts.
Home Economics Club I, II. III: Glee Club I, II:
Publicity Committee Senior Play: Upper Fourth.
LESTER EDWARD RUF
"An idle mind is the devil's workshop."
Lester knew how to keep busy. His activities
Tattler Reporter I. II: Dramatics Club I: Chem-
istry Club II. III: Debating Club II: Graduation
Usher III: President A. A. IV: Chairman Adver-
tising Committee, Stage Committee, Talent Com-
mittee, Ticket Committee, Master of Cere-
monies A. A. Vaudeville IV: Cheer Leader IV.
"l Ioue life!"
"Johnny" is everybody's friend-everybody
knows John Russell! As you walk along with
him he has a hard time to return all the greetings
of his friends. Aside from this delightful person-
ality. he is a keen scholar and much interested in
the service. Good luck. John.
Track III. IV: Cross Country IV: Lunch Coun-
ter IV: Film Committee IV,
"Shes not a flower, not a pearl,
Bu! just a wonderful, all-around girl."
"Rusty" is the sort of girl you could make
friends with easilv, for we never saw her without
that well-known mischievous smile as we met her
in the corridors. Her presence was always eagerly
afcepted by her classmates.
Home Economics Club I, II. III: Basketball IV.
"A soft voice bespeaks a gentle manner."
Marion was a quiet classmate, seemingly reserved
to those who did not know her. She was a good
friend and a good student.
Home Economics Club I, II.
NORMA FAY SARIO
"The mildest manners and the gentlest heart."
"Norm" was quiet and usually preferred to stay
in the background. but was never forgotten by the
rest of us. Her quietness didn't stop her from work-
ing. because she was always busy doing something.
Home Economics Club III, IV.
DOROTHY E. SAVAGE
"What an advantage it is to be tall."
"Dot" was a new member of our class senior
year, who always seemed to be an energetic student.
We never saw much of her except in the home room,
but we found her invariably pleasing.
CHARLES HENRY SAVAGE
"Wait, thou child, for time shall teach all thinqsf'
Charles loved to go to school and also found en-
joyment in studying. In addition he played an ac-
tive part in scholastic activities.
Glee Club Ip French Plays II: French Club IV:
Rifle Team IV.
MARGARET CATHERINE SCHIER
"Her ttit was more Ihun man. her innocence a
During classes "Maxie" was very quiet and re-
served, but outside of school she had her fun. She
was an ideal student and classmate, and her true
friendship will never be forgotten. She acquired a
rare combination of wit and reliability.
Basketball IV: Cilee Club I: Girls' Tumbling
"A good heart is better than all the heads in the
"Betty's" quiet unassuming air might be proof
of the adage. "Still water runs deep."
Chemistry Club III: Glee Club I. II: Drama Day
"Tick, Ialk: Itch. talk."
"Andy" was our silver-tongued orator. His
talkativeness enlivened many a dull moment as did
his keen sense of humor. We'll bet he could have
convinced Daniel XVebster that a protective tariff is a
good thing if he had really tried.
'liutller Reporter III. IV: A. A. Vaudeville Pub-
licity Committee IV: Business Manager III: Prophet
IV: Upper Fourth.
A'She always had a happy smile. and was tuillinq to
do the Ihrngs worth while."
Brilliant. talented. clever was Mary. She was
an athletic type and was very much interested in the
game of tennis. a sport which she excelled in. May-
be we have a future tennis champ.
Tennis Club I. II. III, IV: Vice President of the
Tennis Club III. IV: Secretary of Tennis Club IV:
Tennis Team I. II. III. IV: Tennis Captain III. IV:
Manager III, IV: Basketball IV: Home Economics
Club II. III. IV: Property Committee for State
Tournament Play: Upper Iiourth.
"A winning way, a friendly smile,
In all, u girl quite worth while."
Norma won many friends by her pleasing dis-
position, She was never without companions.
Assistant Student Gym Leader IV.
KLEMENTS JOSEPH SHISHLO
"The mighty hopes fha! makes us men."
Shishlol If anyone mentioned that name in
high school, the listener would instantly recognize
it as belonging to a boy who through his whole high
school career strove successfully to make our class
athletes what they are today. Hats off to Shishlof
Assistant Manager Basketball ll, III: Basketball
"Much is she worth and even more is made of her."
We have great hopes for ".Iennie." A true friend
and grand all-around person, she is a pleasant addi-
tion to any group.
Home Economics Club III, IV: Tattler Reporter
II: Dramatics Club IV: Chemistry Club III.
"lf laughter is contagious,
Just stand and catch his grin."
Clayton was always seen with a glint of merri-
ment in his eye. When he was quiet, one felt that
he had something up his sleeve, His witty remarks
were always appreciated.
"To u young heart. everrflhing is sport."
"Al" had an easy-going disposition and a pleas-
ing manner that made him popular.
liootball III, IV: Track III. IV: Interclass Wrest-
ling and Volleyball IV.
HARRISON E. SMITH
"An ulfuble and courteous gyenllemanf'
"Harry ' was one of our studious brilliant classf
mates. He was very much interested in debating.
a gentleman at all times. and very sociable. He was
among the deserving ones on the Upper Quarter.
Debating Team IV: Movie Club IV: Tultler Ref
porter IV: Paragrapher of Tusitula IV: Upper
BERNICIZ RUTH SNOVJ
"She seemed never lo have u cure.
flml rl there was fun anywhere,
Bernie was always sure to be there."
Carefree. happy-goflucky. that was Bernice. You
could rely upon ber for fun in and out of school.
How she must have made the pen fly over the page
when she won a Gregg Shorthand Speed pin at IZO
words a minutef
Basketball Team IV: Tumbling Team IV: Home
Economics Club III. IV: Usher at Senior Play IV.
SCHUYLER ANDRIZXV SNOW
"And who should life all labor be.
"Snowball" was one of the happyfgo-lucky kind.
And did the fairer sex admire his wavy hair! He
was liked by both sexes and had a host of friends.
Art Club I. II. III: Tennis Club IV: Cilee Club
I. II. III. IV: Orchestra I.
"Gentle, faithful, true. H
"Genie" is well worth knowing and having as
your friend. She is very quiet. but there is a way
about her that makes her presence known. She has
a smile for everyone and can be depended upon.
Dramatics Club IV: Home Economics Club II,
III, IV: Upper Fourth.
JOHN F. SPALDING
"Hudson's help to humam'ty's humor."
What would school be like without "Jake's" hu-
mor? His wisecracking was liked immensely. even
by those at whom it was aimed. He participated
in many interclass sports. despite his diminutive
Class Basketball: Class Wrestling: Class Volley-
DOROTHY THEONI SPYI- IOS
"A lover of music was she."
"Dot" devoted her spare time to music. We are
sure her ambition and ability to play the piano will
some day make her a well-known musician. We
all wish her success.
Glee Club I: Publicity Manager of Basketball IV:
Chemistry Club III: Upper Fourth.
BERNICE ELIZABETH STAVERS
"Some folks we like. because we do,
Just kind 0' like 'em through and through."
Bernice enjoyed gym classes very much, and she
especially liked basketball-even though it meant
staying after school to help win the game.
Home Economics Club III: Basketball IV: Up-
ALFRED BERNARD STECKEVICZ
"A 'ham' on the radio, but not on the staqef'
An excellent actor, "Al" showed what he could
do in the Senior Play and also in a Junior Play. We
all know he is an ace on the short-wave: he'll no
doubt make a name for himself in that Held.
"Two Crooks and a Lady" III: Senior Play IV:
Dramatics Club II: State Tournament Play Property
Committee' Orchestra IV: Upper Fourth.
ROBERT DAVID STEVENS
"Where 1here's fun he's always in it. .
Never slill for half ll minulef'
"Stubby's" wit spirited up many a dull gather-
ing. And when he started "making eyes," no one
could keep a straight face. "Stubby" was quite a
drummer, loo. Good luck. "SIubby."
Orchestra I, II, III, IV: Band I, II, III. IV: De-
bating Team IV: Property Committee, Senior Play:
A. A. Show 1938: Upper Fourth.
JOHN PATRICK SULLIVAN
"For he's a folly, good fellow."
John was a cheery fellow to have around. His
smiles easily swept away your troubles. and he al-
ways had a come-back for any funny remarks.
Tennis I II, III. IV,
ANNA MARY SUSKEVICH
"A smiling fare full of sweet 1'ndi'lferenre."
Anna had a pleasing smile which won her many
friends. She was quiet and observing in the class-
room, and a friend outside. Her neatness and good
humor were admired by everyone.
Lunch Counter IV: Movie Club IV.
.IOHN ANTHONY SZYDLOXVSKI
"As hom-.st as any man living."
'AHonest John" had a quiet nature but could ioke
iust as well as the rest when it was time. I-le was a
good student and earned a place on the Upper Fourth.
ADELA HELEN SZYMAK
"A maid demure and quiet am If!
4'Della" was an industrious worker and could al-
ways be depended upon to pass in her homework on
time while the rest of us struggled at the last minute
to get it done.
Home Economics Club I. II, III. IV: Upper
PAUL ANTHONY TACEWICZ
"W'eII'-timed silence hath more eloquence than
"Tacey" was absorbed in his radio work outside
of school. but he indulged in a few school activities
Band I. II. III. IV: Orchestra I, II. III. IV.
'AA quiet person when not otherwise."
Helen had that certain push to master all. which
most of us lacked. She was always lending a help-
ing hand, especially to the gym teacher.
Head Manager Girls' Basketball IV: Dramatics
Club IV: Chemistry Club IV: Home Economics
Club II, III, IV: Gym Student Leader IV: Property
Committee Senior Play: Manager Girls' Volleyball
Teams IV: Manager Softball Teams IV.
Q - TUSITALA
"Love is Ll beautiful dream,"
What a Romeo "'I'amie" was! Yet when we
see the list of his activities. we realin he used some l
of his spare time for other purpose.
lfoothall ll. Ill: Orchestra I. ll. Ill: Boys' Band
I. II. Ill: Basketball IV: Glee Club I: 'lialller Re-
"Mt1.s1't' is lhe t1nz'Ut'r.sul language of lT7Uf1kl4V7d.H
l.oretta was the quiet type with a pleasing per-
sonality. Her one ambition is to hecome a famous
violin player. We hope the Wish comes true.
Orchestra I. II. III.
"I speak as I choose."
This doesn't mean radicalism. but she disliked out-
lines which tied down speeches and themes. Just
skipping outlines is successful only when a person
can think quicklyfand she could. She could make
one feel quite lazy with the pep she put into all she
Drama Day Usher IV: Home Economics II. III:
Press Cluh IV: Glee Cluh I: l,unch Counter IV:
Student Gym Leader IV: Upper lfourth.
JAIVIIES MURRAY TERRIS
"Success is lhv fruit of labor."
"Jimmie" never let his time go to waste. But
he. by no means. passed up any of the schools en-
joyment. Always smiling he was tops with the
boys and girls. A personality plus.
Tennis Club IV.
ALICE LOUISE TONG
"Easy lo remember, hard to forget."
"Al" was a girl upon whom you could depend.
She was gay, carefree. and always willing to do a
good deed for anyone. She was indeed a friend
Lunch Counter III: Basketball IV: Volleyball
IV: Upper Fourth.
"He was small but he was mighty."
In spite of his small stature, "Tomato Juice"
showed that he could make a place for himself on
Volleyball IV: Football II, III, IV: Track I.
IV: Captain of lnterclass Basketball Champions IV.
"Better be small and shine, than be tall and Cast a
Elizabeth was petite. She was a quiet reserved
girl. silent when she should be, and yet full of fun
at the proper time.
Lunch Counter III: Home Economics Club I,
"What songs found voice upon those lips?"
Charlotte was always the center of a group of girls
and wherever she went there was sure to be fun and
laughter. She was a lover of great music and
possessed a sweet voice. VVe all hope she will go
far with her singing. Best of luck to you. Char-
Tattler Reporter II. IV: Dramatics Club II. III.
IV: Assembly Play IV: Glee Club I. Il, III, IV:
JOSEPI-IINE J. UKRYN
"Silence and modesty are valuable qualities,"
"Jo" will be best remembered for her ever-ready
Hbashful blushesf' Her class duties were always
done promptly and thoroughly.
Basketball IV: Iirench Club IV: Glee Club IV:
Tennis Club IV: Property Committee Senior Play
IV: Upper Fourth.
"Let hours be set aside for business."
"Bob" was as friendly a fellow as one could be.
We admired his skill in tumbling exhibitions. too.
Tumbling Team IV: Lunch Counter IV.
"There stands a structure of majestic fame."
'iPris" will always be remembered as a very se-
date young lady. whose dignified stateliness was very
Glee Club IV: Dramatics Club III, IV: Student
Cvym leader IV: Prompter for the Senior Play IV:
State Play IV: Upper Fourth.
"Girls of few words are the best girls."
Shy. sweet, and serene, Sophie believed in being
"seen but not heard." She seemed to aim to mind
her own business and thus she got along with
A'Those eyes affectionate and glad,
That seemed to love whate'er they looked upon."
Her oft praised gentle manner and lovely smile
will always be remembered. She was equally as
popular with her teachers as with her classmates.
Vice President III: Secretary IV: Tattler Re-
porter I, III. IV: Dramatic Club III, IV: President
of Debating Club IV: Press Club IV: Senior Play
IV: Usher A. A. Vaudeville IV: Decoration Com-
mittee Junior Prom III: Hostess Drama Day IV:
Prophetess IV: Upper Fourth.
"She is happy as the day is long."
"Callie," it seems, was always laughing, and
sometimes we wondered what she was laughing at.
And she was always talking when she shouldn't.
especially during classes. In spite of this, she was
well liked and had many friends.
Dramatics Club III, IV: Home Economics Club
MA daughter of the gods,
Diuinely tall, and most divinely fair."
At first "Cal" seemed quite bashful. but when
we got acquainted we found her to be one of the
tallest and best friends we could ask for. "Cal's"
girlish blushes and her art of hair dressing could
capture any man,
Glee Club , II, III: Basketball IV.
"She dances like a merry sprite,
And Hlls the audience with delight."
"Jean"- loved to dance. and how she could! She
was very athletic and took part in all gym activities.
She certainly got results from the cheering squad at
the football games. "Jean" was popular with
Tumbling Team IV: Cheer Leader III, IV: Bas-
ketball IVQ Student Gym Leader IV: Point Mana-
ger IV: A. A. Vaudeville II, IV,
DOROTHY MAY WATKINS
"A soft voice bespeahs a gentle manner."
"Dot" was quiet but jolly. and a girl everyone was
glad to have for a friend. She had a pleasant per-
sonality and winning ways.
Lunch Counter IV: Cilee Club I, II.
"Studious, earnest, shy,
Bu! oh, her looks and giggles."
Everyone loved "Pat" because of her good na-
ture. She was always ready to do some one a fa-
Home Economics Club II. III, IV: Cwlee Club I,
II. IV: Tumbling Team IV.
WILLIAM C. WHALIN
"Travel is the school of experience."
Many envy "Bill." No doubt he had travelled
more than any other student in the class of '38. He
has gone to four different high schools and finally .
transferred to Nashua High from Florida. We hope
that now he's in Nashua. he'll stay put.
"A winsome maid was she,
And fair to look upon."
"Phil" will always be remembered for her beauti-
ful blond hair, large blue eyes, and a big smile for
everyone. She was very popular among her many
Home Economics Club II, III, IVQ Glee Club I.
II: A. A. I, II, Ill, IV.
"What an advantage it is lo be lull."
"Fritz" came to us from Boston during his lun
ior year. He quickly established himself in athletics.
but why shouldn't he with the frame he has.
Football IV: Track III, IV.
"It hurtelh not the tongue to give faire words."
"Boy" was a very quiet individual in the class-
room, and also a polished gentleman.
Band I, II, III, IV.
"As welcome as the sun in every place."
Everyone who knows 'ADor-Dot" is her friend.
She has a lovely personality and there is never a
dull moment when she's around. She appeared in
"Two Crooks and a Lady," and "The Sophisticaten
III: State Contest Play IV: Prompter for Senior
Play: Dramatics Club II. III, IV: Taitler Reporter
I: Home Economics Club III, IV: Basketball Team
IV: Upper Fourth.
"Mischief sparkles in her eyes,
And her laughter never dies."
With always a smile on her lips. "Bea" was ever
ready for fun. Tennis and skating were two of her
Tennis Club II, III, IV: Glee Club I.
"Catch that glint of mischief in her eye?
That means lhere's something doing bye and bye."
In her heart she longed to be an artist, but duty
calls her. She is to be a nurse! Good luck to you,
Marion. Although she didn't go in for many school
activities she was a good sport and enjoyed life.
She also acquired many friends.
Home Economics Club III.
HELEN EDNA WILLIAMSON
"Not too serious, not too gay,
A very nice girl in every way."
One of Helen's favorite diversions was playing
tennis, On almost every Saturday afternoon you
would see her at the South Common courts, vig-
orously hitting the ball back and forth to her part-
Tennis Club IV: Glee Club I, II, III, IV: Upper
ANNE LOUISE WINN
"Shes the ornament of her sex."
Louise. willing to
in many of the class
IV: Cheering Squad
of the new stage IV:
mittee III: Tusitula
"Whose voice spoke honest friendship."
Agnes never entered many activities, but she was
jolly and full of fun. She was one of those who
didn't worry about homework, but still could recite
Home Economics Club III, IV.
try anything once, participated
III: Personals Editor Tattler
IV: Glee Club IV: Dedication
Junior Prom Decoration Com-
Paragrapher: Secretary III.
"Sober but not serious.
Quiet but not idle."
There is a lot of gaiety and laughter hidden under
"Bidi's" quiet and sober look. Her sudden out-
bursts of laughter are contagious.
Glee Club I: Dramatics Club II: Student Gym
Leader IV: Basketball IV.
"As merry as the day is long."
Did anyone ever see A'lVIillie" when she didn't
have a big broad smile on her face? Of course not.
School. to her, was a pleasure. But she didn't
shirk her studies. She was one of the most active
members of the senior class.
Dramatics Club III, IV: Tennis Club III, IV:
Home Economics Club III: Girls' Tumbling Team
IVg Senior Play Usher IVg A. A. Assistant Secretary
IV: Tusitala Paragrapher: Gym Student Leader IV3
State Tournament Play Ticket Committee IV: Up-
"Sober, steadfast, and intent."
Fannie was one of our quiet students until you
got to know her. Then-well, we can't exactly
say she was noisy, but she usually managed to keep
up a conversation. You could always depend on
finding her in a good humor.
Basketball IV: Home Economics Club III: Ticket
Committee Senior Play IV: Invitation Committee
for Drama Day IV: Upper Fourth.
"Don't cross your bridges before you come to them."
"Bo" was an easy-going serious fellow. who wor-
ried about every test, but when tests were not sched-
uled, he never had a care. He was an interested fol-
lower of the school teams.
"He travels farthest who travels fastest."
"Zinky" never hurried himself about anything.
He had the staunch characteristics of a lanky moun-
Class Basketball IV: Class Volleyball IV.
OUR SCHOOL-SEN IOR YEAR
OUR SCHOOL-FRESHMAN YEAR
- fi-fe -4
2 Sila i
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
In our minds that thought remained.
Never did our standards fall,
Ever sturdy.-one and all,
Teachers helped us in our work
Even when we tried to shirk:
English, history, math, and such
Never worried us,-not muchl
The dances, proms, and brilliant plays
Have been enjoyed like holidays,
Ideals were kept to standards high
Rising nearly to the sky.
Thoughts of Nashua High we cherish
Yearn to stay where friendships flourish,
Everywhere, on land or sea.
In our hearts, Nashua High, you'll be.
Go forth, classmates, with gallant grace!
Hew out of this world a better place.
Then may you prosper, regardless of fate.
Goodby and good luck, Class of '38,
'cuss HISTDRY HSM
On September 5, 1934, the class of 1938 was about to embark on a long,
adventurous, and thrilling voyage, Due to the overcrowded school, we fresh-
men attended afternoon session, but in so doing we avoided somewhat the con-
tinuous pranks and tricks of the upper classmen. The sophomores, even
though our friends, must seek revenge on us because of their freshman days.
In spite of all this, we quickly became better acquainted with our new environ-
ment. We made new friends, began new studies, and enjoyed our teachers
throughout the year.
In September, 1935, we returned to school a happy, bright, and optimistic
class. Again we acquired many new friends and teachers. As sophomores,
We considered ourselves quite superior, until some junior or senior would cast
a shadow over us. Many a time we envied the juniors and seniors for their
superior positions, but we eventually cast aside our envy, knowing that soon
we, too, would become upper classmen. We respected the upper classmen and
enjoyed knowing them. At last the month of June rolled around. School
closed for the summer vacation.
In September, 1936, the class of 1938 resumed its studies and activities.
We were now juniors-upper classmen at last- and we thought we knew ever
so much. How we misguided ourselves! No doubt in the memory of each
student the junior year will be held one of the most enjoyable.
Towards January, 1937, it was rumored that soon class officers would
be elected. One could see various groups here and there debating about who
should be nominated, and still other groups conducting campaigns. Nomina-
tions were in order, and a ballot was named. Three cheers! Election day!
The finals were announced as follows: President, Erank McLaughlin: Vice-
President, Barbara Ware: Business Manager, Andrew Scontsas: and Secretary,
Louise Winn. Of these fine oflicers the class of 1938 was justly proud. Later
the oflicers were called upon to make a choice of class rings. We point with
pride to their wise selection.
"Oh! At last," sighed many a junior, "the Junior Prom. 1 wonder
if l shall receive a bid. Have you a new dress? Whom are you going with?
ls your dad going to let you take the car?"
The faculty now noticed with resignation that studies were being neglected.
On the eve of April 16, 1937, at 8:00 o'clock, the junior princesses
stepped out of their golden chariots, escorted by their Prince Charmings, to
attend their own Junior Prom. lt was a momentous and beautiful occasion
that will long live as one of the gayest during our high school career.
During the month of June, 1937, we were to hold our Senior class elec-
tion. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Senior Class Election Einals:
President, John Rasmovich: Vice President, Marguerite Leonard: Business
Manager, Robert Callahan: and Secretary, Barbara Ware.
In September, 1937, the class of 1938 entered a new, beautiful, and mas-
sive high school. With this new school came many advantages we had not
experienced before. As We had never attended long sessions before, we at first
uttered protests, but soon we realized that such sessions were advantageous and
gladly adjusted our lives to our enjoyable new environment.
On December 10, 1937, we presented our Senior Play, "The Goose Hangs
High." in the magnificent new auditorium, before an appreciative audience.
Success shone brilliantly upon the entire class of l938.
A new dread was approaching rapidly: mid-year exams were to take place
during the week of January 25, 1938. Many students studied into the wee
small hours of the morning, attempting to gain suflicient knowledge to pass.
In spite of all the worries and headaches, the majority. of students survived the
Early in March the result of a ballot taken in the Senior Home Rooms
showed Roger Heald, Marjorie Barrett, Marjorie Goodale, and Melvin Clement
elected to serve with the class oflicers as the Tusitala staff. Later paragraphers
were selected in the home rooms to assist in the arduous work of compiling
the class book, and many other seniors competed in writing other sections of
On March 28, 1938, Roger Heald's original play, "Food for Thought,"
was presented in assembly. We students were proud that such a play was
going to represent our school in the State Original Play Contest.
On April 2, Nashua High School for the first time played host to the
various schools represented in the State Drama Festival. Our school's contri-
bution was the play "Statue of Liberty," presented by an excellent cast.
April ll, 1938, will be remembered as another momentous occasion.
The senior class sat in assembly, some expectant, others apprehensive. The
Upper Quarter, significant of scholastic attainment, was to be announced. Ar-
mand Boucher was hailed Valedictorian, and seventy-four other proud seniors
followed him down the aisles to those cherished front seats. At an ensuing
class meeting, Roger Heald was elected Class Orator and Benjamin Bogdan,
Beatrice Messier, Andrew Scontsas, and Barbara Ware, class prophets.
May 10, the sixteen class members who were to compete for the Noyes
Prize Medal t'ried their skill at public speaking before the other members of the
class. Again on May 18 these sixteen tested their skill at essay writing. The
results of the public speaking and essay writing contests are averaged with the
contestants English mark throughout the four years. The medals are to be
awarded at graduation.
May 13 and 14 brought the New Hampshire Music Festival to Nashua
High School. Class history was made by the Symphony Concert given by the
All-State Orchestra. The parade and band concert given by the combined
bands from nine high schools of New Hampshire were a credit to all who took
June third brought tense moments to those of the class who competed
for the Dodge Prize, for that was the day when they wrote their essays. The
girls wrote about some phase of the wild life in the Merrimack Valley, while
the boys chose some topic about the early history of New Hampshire. These
prizes also are to be awarded at graduation.
And now all too soon, has come Senior Class Week, consisting of Class
Night. Senior Prom, and Graduation. Eventually our class will drift apart.
The more fortunate ones will be going to higher institutions of learning to
further their education, while others will go to work and perhaps become
leaders in the labor world. Let us hope that we may come together again
sometime in the future and prove that the spirit of "38" lives on, even though
we classmates have been separated by time and distance.
MILDRED E. WooD
The class of "38" has brought forth many a great athlete, each athlete
establishing himself in the Nashua High School Hall of Fame, each athlete
being coached by Coach Peter V. Chesnulevich and Coach Webster White.
In the fall of i'34" football had but one of our classmates on the team.
Because of the afternoon sessions few could attend football practice. The one
player, "Jock" Jauron, played in some varsity games, but did not earn his letter.
Basketball, however, brought its share of freshmen basketeers. The ori-
ginal plans for a freshman league were given up, but Coach Chesnulevich formed
a freshman team which scrimmaged with the varsity and played with the upper
classmen. On this team were "Pelky" Pelletier, "Cap" Foley, "Alec" Pappas,
A'Joe" Andruskevich, and "Zip" Cote. No one received his letter, but all
were trained for future years.
The afternoon sessions likewise kept most of the boys away from answer-
ing the call for baseball candidates. Among those who reported and remained
on the squad were "Joe" Andruskevich, throwing across the plate to "Pelky"
Pelletier, and "Jock" Jauron, playing center field. That year the team went
to Keene to play for the State Championship.
Track found "Dowdy" Kissel out for the general field events. He
received training that helped him in his sophomore, junior, and senior years.
Sophomores could go out for Varsity Football, In the fall of 1935
"Jock" Jauron and "Kerpi" Kerpluck did their share in beating a heavy favorite
team, Lowell High, 9 to 6. "Joe" Andruskevich, the fastest water-boy Nashua
High has ever seen, also did his share by carrying water to the boys on the field.
Both men received their school letters. On the Jayvee squad, "Tomato Juice"
Trombley was a member.
The sophomore basketball team consisted of "Alec" Pappas, "Cap" Foley,
'iPelky" Pelletier, "Jock" Jauron, "Zip" Cote, and "Joe" Andruskevich. Kis-
sel earned his letter on the varsity. In the preliminary games, the sophomores
established a good record.
On the baseball team that spring were Andruskevich, throwing across the
plate to Pelletier, "Goody" Goodwin, giving his support at shortstop, and
"Mac" McLaughlin, doing some relief hurling. Goodwin was elected Captain
of the next year's baseball team. These three men received their letters.
In track, Kissel and "Socky" Koutsotaseos were doing their bit in field
and dash events, Kissel earning his letter.
On the varsity football team in our junior year were "Tomato Juice"
Trombley, "Kerpi" Kerpluck, and Jauron. Andruskevich was the field general
and elected to lead the Royal Blues the following year. Rapsis, Marshall,
Goodwin, who received his letter, Oban, Lefleur, Tamulonis, and Johnson were
on the squad. John Rasmovich was our able assistant manager.
"Ray" Oban, "Zip" Cote, and "Joe" Andruskevich contributed their
ability on the varsity basketball team that winter. At the State Tournament
at Durham, the Nashua team went into the finals, losing to Berlin in a heart-
breaking contest. Oban played forward with Cote, and Andruskevich played
at the guard position. All men received their letters and a silver basketball at
this tournament. Oban was selected to lead the team for the following year.
Under Captain Goodwin on the baseball team were such men as Oban,
Dobens, McLaughlin, Molloy, and Andruskevich. Jauron, who played cen-
ter field, was elected to be the next year's captain. All men received their let-
ters except Molloy, who saw little service.
Our class ranked second in the Inter-Class track meet, thanks to the efforts
of such men as Kissel, Lefleur, Koutsotaseos, April, Coughlin, and Jauron, who
at the State meet almost tied the record in the 100 yard dash. Kissel, out-
standing in the Keene Rotary meet, Kiwanis meet, and State meet, was also
selected to lead the tracksters for the next year.
Our final year is now coming to a close in athletics. Under the able lead-
ership of "Joe" Andruskevich, the football team played last fall in the newly-
built Holman Stadium with the Royal Blue Colors. Among the many seniors
on the team and squad the following received their letters: Trombley, L. E.:
Marshall, L. T.: Burnham, L. G.: Christy, R. G.: Rapsis, R. E.: Oban, R.
H. B.: Kissel, F. B.: Kerpluck, R. T.: Jauron, L. H. B.: and Andruskevich,
Q. B.: Dobens, Goodwin, Johnson, Pappas, Duplissie, Webber, Manager John
Rasmovich. Jauron and Kerpluck made the All-State Team. Andruskevich
made the second team.
In the winter the basketball team dedicated the new gymnasium, which
is the largest in the state. This team went to Durham to play at the State
Tournament, but lost in the first round. Every man on the lirst team received
his letter: Captain "Ray" Oban, "Jake" Manelas, "Jock" Jauron, l'Dowdy"
Kissel, and "Joe" Andruskevich. Our able substitutes were "Alec" Pappas,
"Zip" Cote, "Socky" Koutsotaseos, and "Dippy" Duplissie.
The greatest news received this spring concerned a State Baseball Tourna-
ment to be held at the Holman Stadium. The men who will participate are
Captain Jauron, Oban, Dobens, and Hallbourg, a newcomer who has had a
tryout with the Red Sox, Andruskevich, and Chevrette.
The track team, which has many meets this year, is captained by Kissel.
Well known men are Koutsataseos, April, Greenwood, Webber, Jauron, Cough-
lin, Bruen, and Clement, Manager.
Robert C. Burns and Dave Christie are on the golf team.
The Cross-Country team has established a good record. The letter men
in our class are Coughlin, Russell, Bruen, and Lefleur: also on the team are
Tacevicz and George Clark.
The Tennis team has a line schedule made out by the Captain, Mary
Semse. John Sullivan and Benjamin Bogdan are also on the team.
The attempt of Mr. Messer, the gymnasium instructor, to have inter-class
sports for those who cannot make the varsity has already proven successful.
A very good tumbling team has given performances at different schools and
outside organizations. Inter-class basketball for boys was won by the Senior
Nationals, coached by "Jock" Jauron. Miss Hamel, the girls' instructor,
another newcomer to the faculty, has an outstanding girls' tumbling team.
The Senior American girls, coached by "Joe" Andruskevich, won the girls'
The athletes, one and all, owe a debt to the coaches for what they have
learned in clean sportsmanship, determined fighting. and team work. Peter
V. Chesnulevich in football, baseball, and basketball, had as his assistant in
football, Winnie Mansfield. The assistant coach in baseball, Mr. John Cur-
ran, was also popular with the boys. Mr. Webster White developed many
a great trackman. The services of Miss Hamel and Mr. Messer in developing
future athletes in the gymnasium also deserve great credit.
"The Goose Hangs High," "Statue of Liberty," and A'Food For
Flghpgglgtn-these were the three outstanding plays given by the Senior Class
On December IO, the Class of 1938 presented for the second time in the
history of the high school, a three act play, "The Goose Hangs High," written
by Lewis Beach. The Class of 1928 also presented this play.
The time at which the play was given was appropriate because the action
in it deals with the Christmas holidays. The plot was the familiar one of
the self-sacrificing parents, but it was given an unusual twist when the chil-
dren realized that they were a burden to their parents.
The cast was as follows:
Bernard lngals . , ,. . Joseph Case
Eunice, his wife . A . . ,, ,... . Pauline Reilly
Noel Derby. an old friend . , Alfred Steckevicz
Leo Day, a social climber .. .. .,.. ...Paul April
Rhoda, a family servant .. , ,. Dorothy Dane
Julia Murdoch, Bernard's cousin . ,, . June Blow
Mrs. Bradley, Eunice's mother ., . Victoria Kopka
Hu.gh lngals, the older son ,, .. ,. Robert Cnregg
Ronald Murdoch, Julia's son . . Jason Nash
Lois Ingals. the daughter ,. . . . Barbara Drowns
Bradley Ingals, her twin ...., , ., , Arthur Clement
Dagmar Carroll, Hugh's Hancee . . , , Barbara Ware
Clem , , .... ...., ..,....,.,........,..,... . ...................... , W illiam Marshall
Elliott Kimberley, a politician ..., ,...... . ., .. , , . A .,.. . .. Roland Breault
Between acts entertainment was provided by Charlotte Turcotte, soprano:
William Johnson, trumpet: Miss Marion Lord, organ: Caroline Levine, piano.
The coach, Miss Elizabeth F. Cornell, the cast, as given. the faculty and
student committees, and the entertainers worked hard together, and as a result
the play was a success from beginning to end.
"Statue of Liberty," by John Kirkpatrick, was Nashua High School's
entry in the New Hampshire Drama Day Contest on April Z, 1938. This
contest was a preliminary one to decide the two winning schools who would
represent New Hampshire in the New England Drama Day Finals held at
Warwick, Rhode Island, April 29 and 30. The contest was held at our new audi-
torium, and seven plays representing different high schools in New Hampshire
were presented. Nashua High School's play, although not a winner, was well-
given and enjoyed by the audience.
The scene of the one-act play was a first class cabin aboard the HS. S.
Navarre." The plot was an amusing one. The heroine, recently divorced,
was returning to New York City. happy to be free of the obligations of married
life. She was just about to drink a toast to the Statue of Liberty when her
troubles started. She soon found herself under many obligations and com-
pletely changed her ideas about freedom when her former husband returned to
ask her to remarry him.
The cast was as follows:
Julie CMrs. Penrosej ....,.i....... .....,.,.... P auline Reilly
Francois, a deck steward ....t,........ ,.......,.... R oland Breault
Mrs. Townsend ..,,...,..,..,...t..,...... . .,...... Priscilla Villeneuve
Mrs. Laura Waters, Julie's cousin ..... ......t.......,,,. J une Blow
Lydia Waters, her child ...,..,.,...... ,...,.,... D oris Willett
Miss Anderson ,,.,. .......,, .,,,..., S i lvia Pastor
Nina .. .. .,,.,. ,..,.....,..,..,..,.,.........,.,.,,.,.....,.....,.,............,...... B arbara Drowns
A Man . ,,.... . ,.,,,,,....,..4........,....,........,...,........,.....,.......,...,... Robert Gregg
Miss Cornell also directed this play, and the Student Assistant was
The third play given was an original one written by Roger Heald, a
member of the Senior Class, as an entry in the play-writing contest conducted
annually by the State Board of Education.
"Food For Thought" was presented at assembly oniMarch 29, 1938.
The scene of the one-act play was the home of George. The plot was a simple
but amusing one. George was left at home to take care of the house for his
mother while she was away. His friend Dick called on him to collect the
five dollars George owed him. George's mother had told him not to have
anyone in the house while she was away and so Dick was forced to hide when
George's Aunt Fanny arrived unexpectedly. Critical Aunt Fanny scolded
George for not having dusted the house more thoroughly. Unbeknown to
George, Dick had found the money which George's mother had hidden under
a candlestick. When Aunt Fanny left to visit a neighbor, Dick went home
with George's five dollars in his pocket. At this time George received his
mother's letter telling him where to find the money and reminding him that
if he had dusted carefully, he would already have found it.
The cast was as follows:
George .. ..,...........,.....,......... ...,.. A rthur Clement
Dick ....,..,..,.. ,,.............,.,...,,,.......... R oy McIntosh
Aunt Fanny ..,..,..,,..........,....,..,.,..,.. Victoria Kopka
MARGUERITE GLIDDEN, "38"
The majority of the students taking part in these three plays were mem-
bers of' the Dramatic Club, which was under the guidance of Pauline Reilly
as President and Mary Jeanotte as Secretary.
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We, the class of 1938, of the Nashua Senior High School, located on Elm
Street, in the City of Nashua, Hillsborough County, in the State of New Hamp-
shire, somewhere on the east side of the United States, in the continent of
America, after many tests, pests, requests, conquests, inquests, questions, sus-
pections, inspections, good intentions, extensions, and old age pensions: and
after much football, basketball, baseball, screwball, highball, lowball, rubber
ball, medicine ball, volley ball, and sky ball, do hereby declare the following
to be our last will and testament, and we do appoint Professor Edmund "Finkle-
baum" Keefe CProfessor of Trained Fleasj our sole executor.
FIRST: To Mr. Tracey and the Board of Education, we leave our deepest
appreciation for the beautiful new school and novel long hours.
SECOND: To Mr. Nesmith, we bequeath a pair of windshield wipers to
wipe away the tears he will shed when bidding the class of 1938 farewell.
THIRD: To Mr. Cheney Lawrence, we leave a crow's nest to be erected
by the manual arts department on the flag pole in the front of the high school,
to enable him to detect more easily the partakers of the evil weed. Ccigarettes
FOURTH: To Miss Genevieve Campbell, we bequeath 1,000,000,000
pieces of blue paper in order that she may give her autograph to those pupils
who come in after school has started.
FIFTH: To Miss Tsiantas, we leave more boys to get thrown out of
class, so that she will have more company in the office.
SIXTH: To Mrs. Nesmith, we bequeath the title of A'First Lady of Nashua
SEVENTH: To Miss Cramer, we leave patent number 190745692634-
000088 and all rights to the plans for an automatic proof-reader. This auto-
matic proof-reader is to be used in correcting source themes.
EIGHTH: To Miss Cornell, we leave a new room in which she won't have
to listen to talented CU crooners under the showers.
NINTH: To Mr. White, we bequeath two Secret Service men to look for
his track men who have not come in.
TENTH: To Miss Margaret McC1lynn, we leave the privilege of chang-
ing the map of Europe as often as Hitler does.
ELEVENTH: To Mr. Keefe, we bequeath a 'Afresh-air" taxi in which he
may air out his views on the economic questions of the day.
TWELFTH: To Mr. Sharpe, we leave a second voice to be called into use
when the other one wears out from explaining Economics.
THIRTEENTH: To Mr. Slavin, we bequeath a box of matches Cany brand
he desiresj for finding his way down mountains after dark.
FOURTEENTH: To Miss Kagarise, we leave a copy of One Hundred
Million Guinea Pigs. I
PIPTEENTH: To Miss May Sullivan, we bequeath the title "best-natured
teacher "5 she really deserves it.
SIXTEENTH: To Miss Barnes, we leave the permission to use the audi-
torium movie projector and the Aeneid in three reels. Purpose: that future
Seniors may "get the picture."
SEVENTEENTH: To Mr. O'Neil, we bequeath a class that does not know
all the answers UD.
EIGHTEENTH: To Miss Dale, we leave a "taisez-vous" bird who will
say "taisez-vous" Cshut upj just as the cuckoo says "cuckoo."
NINETEENTH: To Mr. Canfield, we bequeath a Hrogues' gallery" in
which he may place the lovely glossy prints of this departing class.
TWENTIETH: To Miss Walstrom, we bequeath an artist who knows
where the paint belongs and puts it there.
TWENTY-FIRST: To Mr. Martin, we leave some Seniors that will repair
the cars so obligingly wrecked. '
TWENTY-SECOND: To Mr. Wilson, we leave the permission to have a
"I-Iit-Parade" for assembly.
TWENTY-THIRD: To Miss Grace Campbell, We bequeath a wall space
outside her classroom to be reserved for students to "park" their gum before
entering the class.
TWENTY-FOURTH: To Miss Dowd, who has been sick most of the year,
we leave our sincere hopes for a speedy recovery: and to her capable substitute.
Miss Ruth McGlynn, our sincere thanks for her good work.
TWENTY-FIFTH: To Miss Hamel, we bequeath the permission to teach
the Big Apple to her classes and to organize a "Fruit Team" that will perform
the Big Apple in assembly. She may also borrow some boys from Mr. Messer
for the performance of this feat if she really needs them.
TWENTY-SIXTH: To Mr. Messer, we leave a tumbling team composed
of Indian rubber men and Mexican jumping beans.
TWENTY-SEVENTH: To Coach Chesnulevich, we bequeath a mechanical
chin-rester to hold his chin up While he watches his young athletes run around
wondering what to do next.
TWENTY-EIGHTH: To Jimmy White and the Chain gang, we leave five
Indian squaws who will do all of their work for them.
TWENTY-NINTH: To the Class of '39, we leave the title of Seniors
and the right to Senior home rooms and home work: they may also "truck"
TI-IIRTIETH: To the Class of '40, we bequeath the song, "Today! I
Am a Man," because once they are Juniors they'll have class officers and class
rings and a prom and, oh, just everything! Wonft that be fun?
THIRTY-FIRST: To the Class of '41, we leave the right to get lost in the
many corridors of our new high school, and we warn them never to ask a
Junior to show them the way Uunior probably wouldn't know itj.
Done this twenty-second day of June, in the year of Our Lord, One
Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty-eight fwith full regard to the constitu-
tionality of the aforementioned documentj witnessed by and sealed in the
presence of the whole class.
SIGNED, CLASS OF '38.
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs,
f cuss v om-uecv j
SCENE: Mayor's Office in City of the Future.
TIME: Years to come.
CAST: Barbara Ware .,..... ....... ..,.......r....,..............,..,...... T h e Mayor
Beatrice Messier ,...i. ...........i P resident of the Board of Education
Andrew Scontsas ..,...,..,.,.... President of the Tax-Payers' Association
Benjamin Bogdan ..r..,.r.......,.... President of the Third National Bank
The Mayor and the President of the Board of Education are waiting for
the President of the Tax-Payers' Association and the President of the Third
National Bank to arrive for a meeting of protest.
BEATRICE: Have you seen Roger Heald's latest play "Green Apples?" It's play-
ing in Boston now. Pauline Reilly was simply marvelous as the leading
BARBARA: You were fortunate. I had planned to go down with Ruth Culoor,
but the trouble with having a famous doctor for a friend is that you can
never be sure of going anywhere. Louise Winn, the head nurse at the
Memorial Hospital, had an acute attack of appendicitis and insisted that
Ruth operate on her. So our trip was called off.
BEATRICE: I certainly can sympathize with her. By the way, did I ever tell
you about my operation? Well-
CClock strikes sevenj
BARBARA: Those men! I'm sure they said seven. Humph-making all that
fuss about taxes, and when we give them a chance for a hearing, they're
late for the meeting!
BEATRICE: Don't forget we're sticking to our argument that we simply can't
decrease our expenses, Headmaster Robert Bourdon down at the high
school sent in his report with word that his expenses simply can't be cut.
BARBARA: Excuse me a minute while I telephone my secretary. Miss Despres.
When Mr. Scontsas and Mr. Bogdan come. send them in. Please look
up last year's report of City Solicitor Armand Bosse and send it in with
them. I have a new secretary, Yvette Despres. She's very efficient.
BEATRICE: Yes? She can't be more efflcient than my secretary, Marjorie
CBenjamin walks in brisklyj
BENJAMIN: Here are the papers Miss Despres sent. in. I'm sorry to be late,
but I was depending upon my watch, manufactured by William Clement
and Arthur Clement, Their watches are never right. Anyway, accord-
ing to the standards set down by those two etiquette writers, Caroline
Waters and Genevieve Waters, it is fashionable for men to be late. I was
listening to a radio program presenting a play written by Jeanette Burque
and Germaine Dambroise, entitled "The Inhumanity of Men." In the
cast were Julius Okolovich, Helen Chesnolevich, and Josephine Ratoff.
I was also detained by some excitement provided by a person jumping
through a window of the office of those prominent dentists, James Bruen
and Owen Hansberry.
BARBARA: You're excused this time, but you should buy a watch like mine,
made by a good company-Joseph Danis and John Manelas Company.
Did you find out who the jumper was?
BENJAMIN: Yes. His name was Alexander Pappas. He was trying out an
invention of his that enables a person to jump from a burning building
without the aid of a life net. It couldn't have worked, because they had
to take him to the hospital when he landed.
CAndrew hurries inj
ANDREW: Good evening, everyone. I'm sorry to be late, but I was unavoid-
ably detained by an accident on my way here from the "Better Govern-
ment Organization Club," of which Robert Dame is President, Doris
Moore, Vice-President, Almon Milliken, Treasurer, and Ruth Holden,
Secretary. My chauffeur, Stanley March, ran into a telephone pole in
front of Paul Chevrette's Hamburg Shop and smashed my brand new Rol-
lins Car, made by the Perley Rollins Company. Clifford Dee, the garage-
man, towed it away. I jumped into a cab driven by John Russell and got
here as quickly as I could.
BEATRICE: You men will even get into an accident in order to have an excuse!
BARBARA: Shall we begin the meeting? Mr. Scontsas, will you please state
ANDREW: Miss Mayor, I have been approached by prominent people and fellow
taxpayers and have been repeatedly told that taxes are too high. Fletcher
Burnham. owner of the Two by Four Manufacturing Company, Raymond
Brickley, head of the Tooth Pick Factory, Wilfred Farland, owner of the
Rubber Stocking Company, and Miss June Blow, the President of the Old
Faithful Loan Company, have sent their representatives, Roger Carpenter,
Philip Dooley, Walter Dwyer, and Marjorie Goodale, and have had me in
conference all morning. They demand a reduction of these high taxes,
which greatly reduce their profits.
BFNJAMIN: You're right, Mr. Scontsas, Why, only yesterday we had to take
over the homes of Boyd Weston, a window washer: Robert Vaillancourt.
director of gymnastics at Harmouth College: and Bolick Wyrwicz, the
doctor, because they couldn't pay their debts on account of high taxes. At
a meeting of the Board of Directors of my bank, the Third National, the
members, Whitford Hall, Albert Gagnon, Anthony Andruskevich, Ste-
phen Gimopoulos, and Forrest Goodwin, decided that this situation must
be taken care of.
BARBARA: Mr. Scontsas, since you filed your complaint, I have got in touch
with mayors of some of the larger cities. I have talked to Albert God-
bout, the Mayor of Dunstable, Robert Henry, Mayor of Milford, Earle
Keniston, Mayor of Hudson, and Bernice Kozlowski, Mayor of Hollis.
I have conferred with our governor, Paul Larivee. Even the President of
our dear United States, Frank McLaughlin, has given his opinion. They
all agree that, of necessity, taxes must be raised.
BEATRICE: I heartily agree with you, Miss Mayor. We need more money for
school appropriations. I have conferred with Richard Coughlin, the su-
perintendent of schools, some members of the Board of Education, Charles
Forrence, Ernest Greenwood, Edith Bassett, Leonard McIntosh, Helene
Biron, and Pearl Bissonette, and we absolutely cannot change our yearly
BAREARA: Have you thought of the people who will be thrown out of work
if the budget is cut? The stenographers here at the city hall, Eleanor Ar-
lauskas, Geraldine Buswell, Cecile Caron, and Rosalind Cogger would have
to go. Ralph Duplissie, the head of the airport, said he could not cut
down his staff. He has only five transport pilots besides himself there-
Roger Houde, James Gallagher, John Szydlowski, Janet Paul, and Rita
McNulty. He also needs his three secretaries, Clara Warrington, Glenys
Locke, and Myrtle Gloor. The road commissioner, Normand Beaucher,
and his foremen, John Healy, Clayton Smith, and Albin Tamulonis, agreed
that none of their men could be spared.
ANDREW: I see your point, but these high taxes affect the professional people of
the city. The people just can't pay their bills! The lawyers, Adolph
Kissel, Charles Lawrence, Roger Lawrence, Dorothy Roy, and Eleanor
Goodspeed: the doctors, Robert Brookes Burns, Elsie Bullard, and Phyllis
Whidden: the dentists, Lillian Hagerty, Roy McIntosh, Paul Desprez, Wil-
liam Dobens, and Lucille Russell-all have begun to feel the effects. Now
no one can afford false teethl Am I not right, Mr. Bogdan?
BENJAMIN: That's exactly right, It is to these big business men that most of
our money is lent. The tellers at my bank, Marion Williams, Fannie
Worsowicz, Paul Lajoie, and Darwin Hallbourg, report that Robert Mich-
aud, newspaper photographer, William King, owner of King's Clothing
Store, and Martha Michaud, owner of Martha's Beauty Shop, have all asked
for an extension of time on their loans. According to the great econo-
mist, Paul Kerpluck, these conditions cannot prevail for any length of time.
BEATRICE: Yes, but the growth of our city has greatly increased owing to the
establishment of Jeannette Brie's and Bert Lougee's Paint Factory, and El-
bridge Smith's and John Sullivan's Ham and Sausages Establishment. Be-
cause of the increase of our population, moreover, we must build more
schools to provide for their education.
BARBARA: She is entirely right. The School Department needs additions, and
the Police and Fire Departments need all the men on their forces. I had a
conference this morning with Police Chief Joseph Case, Police Commission-
ers Barbara Chase, Dorothy Dane, and William Johnson, and Fire Com-
missioners Ethel Eaton, Ruth Flaherty, and Helen Geddes. State Trooper
Victoria Kopka was also there. They feel that as a safety precaution their
staff must not be cut. The captains of the branch fire stations, Glenna
Puckett at Low Street Station, Norma Sario at Dry Street Station, and Rob-
ert Gregg at Well Street Station, have cut their forces as much as possible.
Barbara Drowns, the famous chemist, has been so valuable to the police that
she can not be dropped, and the services of Peter Labednick, the famous
G-man, are indispensable. Eva Fortin and Esther Freeman have just been
rewarded for returning to Mrs. Catherine Hogan Wonderbuilt her famous
ruby which was stolen from her collection, Would it be showing grati-
tude to cut them from our force after they have risked their lives for the
welfare of the city?
BENJAMIN: The aldermen of Londonderry, Socrates Koutsotaseos, Juliette Lab-
rie, Phyllis Kobzik, Bertha Juskevicus, and Harrison Smith, have reported
that their mayor, the Honorable John Spalding, has had great success in
keeping down the taxes in spite of the tremendous increase of population
brought about by Raymond Cote's string of night clubs. Similar reports
have been given by Robert Jauron, mayor of Pepperell, and Joseph Andrus-
kevich, mayor of Tyngsboro. According to the tax experts, Adela Szymak
and Alice Tong, there is no reason why the same conditions cannot prevail
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BEATRICE: Bertha Aksten, Julia Allard, Mildred Blais, and Robert Noel are
now acting as extra teachers in our rural schools, and we simply can't dis-
pense with them, Clemence Levesque, the girls' gym teacher, and Stanley
Mayo, the boys' gym teacher at the high school, have approached me for a
swimming pool to be built in the rear of the high school, and if our ex-
penses are to be cut, we can't provide for it.
ANDREW: Two weeks ago I attended a taxpayers' meeting with Lester Ruf,
President of the Shawnee Bank: Robert Lessard, President of the Three
Clove Bank: Nicholas Katsiaficas, President of the Finance Company: at this
meeting I heard Christos Gatsas, owner of the Fitwrong Shoe Store: James
Terris, the City Accountant: and George Clark, the mechanic at Gordon
Maynard's Tire Shop. All of them were wholly against these high tax
rates. Robert Callahan, the outstanding figure of 1938, who is now a na-
tionally known tax expert, said that the necessities of the majority of the
people must first be provided for.
BARBARA: But you must remember that our radio station, station REST, run
by George Boucher and Henry Rapsis. is a valuable asset in increasing our
number of summer tourists. Since we started radio station REST, that
great millionaire, the wood magnate, Roland Breault, has been a regular
summer visitor. Also Elizabeth Bastow and Norma Campbell, the world's
famous opera critics, and Betty Schmiedtgen, the Librarian of the New York
City Library, always spend their summers here at William H. Marshall's
famous Sandy Pond Resort. Why, last summer, Dorothy Spylios, the
famous conductor-pianist of the Claudius Opera Company, brought us
much fame with her programs. Two new beauty shops were opened.
Doris Preston and Lorraine McLoud each opened one at the Sandy Pond Re-
sort. Millie Macie opened that new night club, the 'iBlue Monkey Cafe,"
and hired Iva Marshall as hostess, not to mention the entertainer Caroline
Levine and her Swing Girls' Orchestra, and that famous ballet dance team,
Eleanor and Mary Gordon, and Muriel Harmon, world's favorite blues
singer, straight from Hollywood. I think you'll have to admit that al-
though a radio station is not absolutely a necessity, it has benefited the busi-
ness of the city, .
ANDREW: Why can't we adjourn this meeting now? After all, we're not get-
BARBARA: That's true.
BEATRICE: We're arguing in circles.
ANDREW: I have to prepare for a case in court tomorrow in behalf of my client,
Leland Jenness, master mechanic at Chester Muckuskie's Iron Factory.
He has a case against Gerard Levesque's client, Thomas Hagerty, store clerk
at Nicholas Memos's Meat Market. Judge Sylvia Pastor will preside, and
the jury will consist of Bertha Wollen, hairdresser at Andrew Laflamme's
Beauty Parlor: Charles Harris, the modern journalist: Bronca Ruez, teach-
er of chemistry at the Primrose High School: Robert Molloy, captain of the
West-End Eire Station: and Dorothy Savage, the chief assistant surgery
nurse at the West-End Hospital.
BENJAMIN: After all, we must forget that we're political enemies and remember
that we're classmates. Do you remember Philip Heald and his German
hair cut? He used some hair tonic manufactured by Albert Zinkawich
'and Arthur Morrill. Soon his hair cut was ruined, and he had a bad at-
tack of melancholia. He was treated by Robert Norton, M. D., who,
after his diagnosis, prescribed a wig manufactured by John Latvis, and Paul
Larocque. Now Phil has his "deutsche" again and all is well. He is
back at his old job of lifeguard at Sandy Pond.
BEATRICE: I met a lot of classmates on my cross-country trip. Stephana
Chess is a singing waitress in Mona Gagnon's Pink Room Restaurant in
New York. While I was dining there, I met Loretta Oban, who writes
the gossip column in Beatrice Willette's newspaper, The New York Gab.
She was dining with Elizabeth Trow, the society editor. Ernestine La-
gasse is a hostess on one of the airliners owned by Helen Costantino and
Joszphine Milosh. Ruth O'Neil and Priscilla Villeneuve manufacture
Kiddie Toys in Chicago. Helen Tafe runs the Gooey Candy Shop there:
her Kandy Kisses are delectable. Pearl DuPont makes delicious flap-jacks
in Lillian Goodhue's i'Hollywood Haven" out in California. At the stu-
dios out there I met Jeannette Merry, a script girl: Frances Heon, studio
hairdresser: and Florence Theriault, a wardrobe mistress. Doris Willett
runs a Hot Tamale Shoppe down in San Antonio, Texas, and Anna Sus-
kevich and Sarah Markiel have a bus company that runs sight-seeing tours
through the Grand Canyon. For a dime, Catherine Deery takes your pic-
ture posed with a big, handsome, bowlegged cowboy out in Yellowstone
Park, and Nellie Grigas owns a couple of trained bears that drink beer and
Cat pop-corn. I, of course, took in a rodeo while I was out West. Patricia
Wentworth was doing some trick horse-back riding. I thought she was
better than the cowboys.
ANDREW: I hear William Whalin is in the Fur Trading business in the Rocky
Mountains. Reverend John Doherty, of St. John's Cathedral, told me
that he takes his annual vacation there along with Jason Nash, owner of
Boots and Spurs Riding School: Clarence Potter, the boxing promoter:
James Kalled, the well-known columnist, and William A. Marshall, author
of the book "Easy Ways of Doing Things." Last summer they met Sophie
Vydfol, Helen Williamson, Agnes Wireack, Catherine Pavlopoulos, and
Marguerite Leonard, research students of Brookings Institute of Washing-
ton, D. C., searching for the 'Fountain of Youth."
BARBARA: Well, Agnes Harwood and Eleanor Lynn are making a great success
of married life right here in this city. Mavis Cummings and Dorothy
Perry, though, are leading the lives of social butterflies in New York.
When I was in Concord the other day, I saw Mildred Wood on the street.
She is the head nurse at the State Insane Asylum. Helene Dobens is the
dietitian there, and Helen Krewski, the famous criminal lawyer, is on the
board of directors. Pauline Kushinski married the youngest son of Con-
cord's wealthiest family and is seen at all the brilliant social affairs. Mary
Jeannotte and Marguerite Glidden own a chain of beauty shops in the
northern section of New Hampshire, with headquarters in Concord. Mar-
jorie Paine, the famous lecturer, and Joan Simoulis, the lady of leisure.
sailed for Europe the other day.
ANDREW: Did you know that next month I'm sailing to the South Seas with
Charles Savage, the American Ambassador to Iceland, Henry Berube, world
news commentator, and Robert Stevens, Admiral of the Swiss Navy?
We made all our arrangements with the Traveler's Service Agency. Robert
Foley is president of that, you know. Mary Giatas is the vice-president.
Robert Goss the advertising agent, and Frederick Weber the manager of
the Complaint Department. We're sailing on the King Jarnes. Schyler
Snow is the captain, Paul Tacewicz, Jr., the first mate, and Lucien Maynard
head steward. My leaving will cause much more work for my stenogra-
phers, Rosella Daniels, Maxine Buttrick, and Alice Balcom, but theylwon t
mind. I decided to go after reading Josephine Ukryn's latest book, ' South
Seas," published by Peter Economopoulos and Robert C, Burns.
BEATRICE: Let's hope you are not disappointed. Did you know that Pearl
Otis is painting portraits of fashionable society down in New Orleans? I
met her on my trip. Charlotte Turcotte and Dorothy Watkins own the
Dove Cote Hotel down in Tampa, Florida, and Andrea Dube is mani-
curist in the hotel beauty shop. Jeanne Picard and her Yodeling Yodel-
ers play from the hotel dining room every night except Sunday. Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Simonne Ouellette, Helen
Kasper, and Althea Ford run a Turkish Bath in Cincinnatti. By the way,
Jeannette Dumont has charge of a bath-house at Atlantic City and Mary
Harwood has a Fun House at Coney Island. Doris Eaton, Tasia Papademos,
Marian Sargent, and Arlean Pike belong to the Coney Island Women's
Life Saving Corps, and they all were awarded medals recently for their
work in saving lives! On the last lap of my journey I stopped at the duck-
iest little overnight cottages just outside of Boston. Claire Isabelle and
Shirley Legallee were running them. After crossing the continent and
not violating any traffic laws, at least not being caught, I had to pass a red
light coming back into the old home town. I was hailed into court by
Officer Gerald Howorth, and had to face Judge Bernice Stavers, but my
lawyer, Gertrude Soucy, fixed it up for me.
BENJAMIN: Have you heard about Joseph Caron's latest experience? Rial
Hills, the throat specialist, operated on him for a throat infection, but after
the operation nobody could understand Joe when he talked, so he became a
tobacco auctioneer on the radio. When George Farwell and Paul Pelletier
were singing on the same program, Raymond Oban, who regulates the con-
trols of the station, heard the singing and thought it was the chant of the
tobacco auctioneer which marks the end of the program. He shut off
the program fifteen minutes before time! When Ray realized his mistake,
he had Valmour Poulin fill in with his imitation of a deaf and dumb person.
BEATRICE: That must have been very funny! By the way, I see that Loretta
Tanguay now sells tickets at Beatrice Platte's theatre, The Matterhorn. and
Norma Raymond, Margaret Schier and Beverly Ross are ushers. Did you
recognize Pearl Lessard as the comedienne in the skit there last week? I
met Mary Jauron as I was coming out, and she told me she teaches the
kindergarten up in Hollis.
ANDREW: Do you know who the celebrated acrobatic troupe of the Jingling
Brothers, Darnum and Zailey Circus are? Why, Marguerite Larocque,
Pearl Lavoie, and Grace Lessard! They're billed as the 3 L's.
BENJAMIN: Why don't we go over to the house of Armand Boucher, the fa-
mous Latin teacher, and be entertained by the television set built by Lillian
Fraser and Helene Bonett? As I understand it, Paul Marcus, the comedian,
and that trio of hot jazz singers, Paul April, Melvin Clement, and Robert
Livingstone, are on the program tonight. If it's good food you're looking
for, we could go to the "Snazzy" restaurant managed by Stacia Lapin and
Bernice Snow. Their two chefs, Cecile Rodier and Sophie Rudak, can
make hash taste like caviar. There, entertainment is furnished by the
Apache dancers, Mary Semse and Klemants Shislo. If you want some in-
formal entertainment, it can be provided at David Christie's gymnasium by
feats of strength performed by Alfred Steckevicz and Leon Lefleur, not to
mention gymnastic stunts by Leonard Trombley, Vincent Hall and John
Rosmovich. However, don't try getting funny, because they have a
woman bouncer by the name of Norma Shephard.
BARBARA: Before we go anywhere, I must stop in the United Cooperative gro-
cery store on the way. Norma Britton, Mary Burns, Josephine Busnow-
ski, and Catherine Cachiona run it together. I save a lot of money by buy-
ing my food there.
ANDREW: Perhaps if you ran your municipal budget the way you run your
household budget, taxes might be a little lower.
BEATRICE: We'll discuss that at our next meeting, but for now, I move that
BENJAMIN: Second the motion.
BARBARA: Meeting's adjourned.
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"Sapiens Qui Prospicit"
"He Is Wise Who Looks Ahead"
There is a world of wisdom in the proverb
"Sapiens qui prospicitf' or "He is wise who looks
ahead." This motto of ours can be illustrated in
many ways, but one of the best illustrations, and
certainly the most appropriate, is the attitude taken
by the citizens of New Hampshire one hundred and
fifty years ago last Tuesday, when they considered
the adoption of the Federal Constitution. It was
appropriate that last Tuesday the State took official
recognition of this decisive event in our national his-
The idea that this statement. A'He is wise who
looks ahead." is so obvious that it really need not
be discussed is rather faulty, for there are many hid-
den truths implied by it that deserve serious con-
sideration. The first of these is the necessity of de-
termining for ourselves which direction is ahead. Before the citizens of New
Hampshire voted to sign the Federal Constitution, there was much discussion con-
cerning it. The citizens asked themselves, "Will this Constitution give us the
rights that are ours as free people, as well as the strength which comes from union
with other states?" Answering this question proved to them that the road to
union was the road ahead. When they knew what they were striving for, they
could tell which direction to go to get ahead. They considered every possible
direction, and it was only after much discussion and debating about the values
of the several plans offered that our forefathers selected the Constitution of the
United States as their road to governmental success. Their plan of selection
served them well. May we always prove ourselves their worthy descendants by
looking ahead as deliberately and prudently as they did.
The second truth implied by wise looking ahead is that we are not always
justified in taking the easiest road to our goal. The shortest way is not always
the best way. Indeed, the writers of the Constitution purposely made it diffi-
cult for us to make amendments to our fundamental law. It is necessary to ob-
tain a favorable vote of two-thirds of both the Senate and the House of Repre-
sentatives. and three-quarters of all the states in the Union before an amendment
is added to the Constitution. We all agree that this is a slow, tedious process.
but who will deny that this slow way is the safest way? Speedy legislation is
far more apt to be dangerous than slow, deliberate legislation.
The third truth is that we must not concentrate our attention so much on
the future that we do not see the problems that are facing us today. Although
he is wise who looks ahead, he shows no wisdom at all who looks only ahead.
A constant focusing of attention on the future is just as fatal as neglecting the
future altogether. Even while our forefathers were considering the future wel-
fare of New Hampshire. they were well aware of the problems of the day, and
took practical steps to solve them. The true solution is always the one which
will save us today, and yet not leave us in trouble tomorrow.
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As a graduating class, we can make practical application of the three rules of
looking ahead that we have derived from the one hundred fifty year old policy of
New Hampshire citizens. We, like them, must first decide for ourselves which
direction is ahead. We must consider every possibility that is open to us. Only
after much deliberation and discussion with parents and friends should we choose
our goal. It is when we have decided what we want to do in life that we can
strive for success. Every one of us, whether he is going to continue his education
in school or along vocational lines, will have to choose his own ideals and set his
own standards according to the goal which he has selected for himself.
The second truth that we may gain is that the shortest roads do not always
lead to success. Our own common sense tells us that it is impossible to learn in
six months by a correspondence course as much as the personal instruction of our
best colleges can give us in four years. We need to keep ourselves from being
tempted by short cuts to success. Although they often seem unnecessarily long,
the roads of honest living and hard work are the only roads which lead to success.
The third truth, that one should not concentrate solely on the future, is
also applicable to us as we graduate. We must make sure that our goals may be
reached by some specific path which starts in the present. We must not idle
away our time with work which gives no opportunity for advancement, while
we are dreaming of a position of achievement. We all know of the boy who re-
fuses to waste his talent delivering groceries because he thinks his merits entitle
him to be manager of the entire chain of stores.
We, the class of 1938, will strive to follow the farsighted policy of the state
of New Hampshire: we are going to consider carefully every move we make, form
our decisions with faith, and carry them out courageously. Yes, our state is
keeping up its farsighted policy today. As an example, the citizens of New
Hampshire are considering the building of great reservoirs to hold back the de-
structive waters of future floods. We, too, are going to study, work, and save,
and so erect defenses against the destructive waters of any personal misfortune
which may threaten our lives.
The citizens of Nashua are true citizens of New Hampshire. This auditori-
um in which we are now gathered, and the capacious school of which this is an
integral part, are both proofs of the wisdom of Nashua's citizens in looking ahead.
We members of the graduating class expect to return to this building many years
hence and find it still rendering its invaluable service to this city. Already we
have learned a lesson from this school, from this city, and from this state. We
intend to take this lesson of foresight with us and profit by it. After all, it is
where we go today that takes us to where we will be tomorrow.
RooER W. HEALD,
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"A FREE, ENLIGHTENED, AND VIRTUOUS PEOPLE"
According to the well-known New Hamp-
shire historian, John Metcalf, "The strongest in-
centive to future progress is the knowledge of past
individual, state, or national life." New Hamp-
shire has a wealth of history unparalleled in the
history of the nation, of which her people should
be conscious and proud. lf, last Tuesday. we
could have turned back the wheel of time one hun-
dred and fifty years, we should have seen in Concord
an assembly of one hundred and four members,
delegates of the districts of New Hampshire, delib-
erating a question vital to the hearts of the people.
Would New Hampshire accept the Federal Consti-
tution and have the honor of being the ninth state
. to ratify it? Or would she reject it? ln the hands
of one hundred and four men rested the fate of a
"free, enlightened, and virtuous people." What did they have behind them?
What did they have before them?
They had behind them a Wealth of economic, military, and political his-
tory. New Hampshire's history dated back to 1622 when Captain Mason and
Sir Ferdinand Gorges received a grant of land many times the size of the present
day area of our state. The material conditions under which the pioneers lived
instilled their first love of freedom. It took courage and bravery for these settlers
to challenge an unknown wilderness thousands of miles from their friends. The
rugged soil and severe climate were adverse to material wealth in this land. but by
patient industry and sturdy effort the New Hampshiremen early became tillers
of the soil, raising large crops by intensive cultivation. In their conquest of the
soil the pioneers also had to contend with the Indians, who, incited by the greed
of the White man, became a dangerous element. Our people fought against the
redmen to preserve the foothold that they had gained. Their fight against the
redmen and against adverse condition was the basis of their "free, enlightened,
and virtuous" spirit.
Nor did they lack experience in the field of government, for New Hamp-
shiremen had learned to express their thoughts in the early town meeting. When
New Hampshire organized as a province in 1679, it had a government composed
of a governor, council, and assembly. The governor and council were appointed
by the king, whereas the assembly was elected by the people. Even then they
realized the power of that lower house, since it was the quickest and surest check
on the rulers. Even then they showed concern for the liberty and rights of the
individual by establishing a judicial system similar to our modern one. The
assembly also had the right to tax, and when imperialistic Britain exerted this
right on the eve of the Revolution and attempted to carry out her mercantile
theory of trade by coercion, the people of New Hampshire were just as quick to
take up the sword as the other colonists who were more directly affected by the
British impositions. After the seizure of Fort William and Mary near Ports-
mouth, when Governor Wentworth had to leave for England, New Hampshire
placed itself under the sole guidance of the assembly. This assembly adopted an
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independent constitution for New Hampshire, six months before the Declaration
of Independence in Philadelphia.
In the critical period which followed the war, every state was in confusion.
The unstable currency resulted in Shay's Rebellion in Massachusetts and the con-
fused state of customs and duties taught the states that the Articles of Confedera-
tion were inadequate. Although New Hampshire was not directly affected by
these incidents, she realized that the country was drifting into confusion and
anarchy. Consequently when the invitation was sent out to the various states to
attend the constitu.tional convention in Philadelphia, the progressiveness of this
state was shown by the fact that we sent four delegates. The names of two of
these delegates, John Langdon and Nicholas Cwilman, are still familiar because
of their distinguished record.
The product which that convention brought forth is placed among man's
greatest achievements: it is our national Constitution. Although it was a sum-
mer's work of debate, confusion, and disagreement, the document is remarkable
for its simplicity. The Constitution provided for a strong central government
composed of the legislative, the executive, and the judicial branch. To the leg-
islative branch was given the power to tax, the power to regulate interstate com-
merce, the right to create courts inferior to the Supreme Court, and the right to
coin money. The right to declare war and the power to maintain an army and
navy were also given to this body, To the executive was given the right to veto
laws and to make all appointments with the consent of the senate. The Chief
Executive was also made commander-in-chief of the army and navy. To the
Supreme Court of the judicial branch was given the final appeal for all law cases.
From this Constitution the states would gain protection. They would have a
single monetary system, the benefits of a regulated commerce, and, above all.
Union and Peace.
This Constitution was now submitted to the states and would become the
supreme law of the land when nine states had ratified it. On June 21, 1788, in
Concord, our New Hampshire delegates ratified the Constitution as the ninth state
by a vote of fifty-seven to forty-seven. They were not certain of its value.
They could see it only as an experiment. Even six months before, in Exeter,
our state convention had showed its uncertainty by adjourning to consult their
constituents and reassure themselves of their support. Just as Alexander Ham-
ilton supported the Constitution with his Federalist papers in New York, so
John Langdon upheld it in New Hampshire: just as Patrick Henry denounced
it, so Joshua Atherton opposed it during the six months of adjournment. Never-
theless, New Hampshire has the honor of being the ninth state to ratify the Con-X
stitution. She may have been indecisive in adopting it, but she realized the true
worth of a deserving experiment.
In adhering staunchly to its doctrines since that time, we have proved our-
selves a "free, enlightened, and virtuous people." We have walked hand in
hand with the principles of that "immortal document," always preserving and
protecting it. Although New Hampshire was hesitant in adopting the Consti-
tution, the people of our state have always defended it. Among the many who
defended it in the crucial days before the Civil War, the staunchest is Daniel
Webster. His oratory, as we all know, was famous everywhere in these United
States. ln the Dartmouth College case Webster defended the right of contract
assured in the Constitution. When Andrew Jackson was depositing federal
funds in his state banks, he was effectively opposed by Webster. When Hayne
supported the South Carolina Nulliflcation policy, Webster clearly stated his
opinion that the Constitution must be preserved if we were to have "Liberty and
union. now and forever, one and inseparable." These words of Webster bear a
remarkable similarity to the words of Lincoln, some years later: "A house divided
against itself cannot stand."
To be sure, I need not tell you that the Constitution has placed in our hands
a government responsible to us. I need not tell you that hundreds of democratic
institutions exist under it, whether it is our clubs or our city government. We
should not believe those who say rashly that our Constitution, our liberties, and
our very lives are now in danger, but we should realize that the Constitution
functions only as the citizens of our country continue to believe in it and support
it. The Constitution is yours and mine, and any danger which comes to it will
only come through ourselves.
Mr. Tracey and Members of the Board of Education: You are at the head
of an institution functioning at the will of the people, that the people of Nashua
may continue to be "free, enlightened, and virtuous." Your position is indeed
a responsible one. Under your sway is the educational system of this city, and
education is the prime factor in a democracy. As future citizens we can all do
our part by our support of your policies. The completion of our four-year
course proves that we have obeyed the laws you have set before us. To you we
extend our heartiest thanks for your management of our system of education. It
is also your influence that is responsible for our inspiring new building. As the
first class to graduate from this building, we thank you.
Mr. Nesmith and Members of the Faculty: In the heart of each one of us
there is an empty feeling which is difficult to describe. A few years ago we were
often ready to wish a speedy end to our high school career, but today there exists
a different feeling. You have been a vital influence in moulding our characters.
for we are no longer boys and girls, but young men and women. The education
we have received under your guidance, the unbiased information you have given
us are truly signs of a democratic spirit. Until recently few of us realized the
value you have been to us: now we thank you with the deepest emotion for lay-
ing the cornerstone of our lives.
Parents: To you we owe the deepest and sincerest gratitude, for without
you, nothing we have today would be possible. We know that there is satis-
faction in your hearts over your sacrifices in keeping us in school. These sacri-
fices we cannot repay directly to you, but we can do our part by someday doing
the same for others as you have done for us. By sacrihcing for us, you have up-
held the principles of democracy, and have founded a bulwark for the democracy
of the future. The framers of that "immortal document" would certainly thank
you if they were alive today. for the human heart is touched not only by the
sacrifices of a famous few, but also by the sacrifices of inconspicuous thousands.
Classmates: We are all conscious of the fact that this is our last meeting as a
class of Nashua Senior High. For four years we have enjoyed democracy in our
own school. On our shoulders falls this responsibility of democracy, which we
will not shirk, although at times it may be heavy. We must bear this burden
to be worthy citizens of the future. Therefore, let us remember, as we forge
ahead in the world, that life is short, with plenty to do in it, that upon us and
our generation depend the happiness and liberty of the American people, and
that, in the words of James Monroe, "A free, enlightened, and virtuous people
must know well the great principles and causes on which their happiness depends."
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