Nashua High School - Tusitala Yearbook (Nashau, NH)
- Class of 1939
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Class of 1939, Nashua Hi h School
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HEADMASTER WALTER S. NESMITH
To our submaster and constant Friend
MR. CHENEY E. LAWRENCE
We fdedicate this our Tusitala
In appreciation of his endless endeavour
And enthusiasm in guiding the Footsteps
Of the class of I939.
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Cheney E. Lawrence
Helen Coffey il
Joseph . Kilbane
Evelyn C. Nesmith
May E. Sullivan
Josephine S. Williams
Elmer Wilson -
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WALTER S. NESMITH, Headmaster
Sub-Master, Science Survey
Stenography. Typewriting, Clerical Oice Practice
Algebra II, Trigonometry, Law and Sociology
Physiology and Nursing
Modern and Medieval History
Typewriting and Bookkeeping
ve' ' .
ed States History, Guidance
Law and Sociology
United States History
and Clerical Office Practice
Law and Sociology
United States History
Chorus, Orchestra. Band
FRANK LORRAINE LUCILLE HERBERT
RICHARDSON SHERMAN GRANDMAISON M1r.1.11R
Frank Richardson Lorraine Sherman
Business Manager Secretary
Herbert Miller , Lucille Grandmaison
JOHN CLFOPATRA RUTH JOHN
NAVICKAS S'1'Y1.mNos GOODWIN MASTEN
John Navickas Cleopatra Stylianos
Business Manager Q Secretary
John Masten Ruth Goodwin
CARVIAON BISATRICE JOAN Wll.ltlANl
Cfll'l'iN FRASER HAH, SUl.1.lVAN
C. Carlton Coflin
William Sullivan. Beatrice Fraser .loan Hall
Evelyn Brown Robert O'Clair Ronald Short
Ann Travers Lucille Grandmaison Ruth Goodwin
William Riley Robert Connor Frank Parker
Virginia Cardin Betty Smith Claire Shea
Barbara Montgomery Donald Pickering Stanley Bolster
Elizabeth Huff Howard Clifford Alfred Maurice
Roger Jones Raymond Baron Edward Bonnette
Class of N730 Gabrielle Trottier
Homer McMurray Lois Truax
Creighton Mulvanily Clara Dignam Beatrice Fraser Alfred Maurice
Raymond Pinet Alfred Maurice
Mr. Canfield Senior English Teachers Miss Walstrom
Evelyn Lesieur ' Evelyn Maynard Marie Theresa Hudon
l,ucille Paul Edward Bonnette Dorothy Caron
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Mabel Hami' ton
Yolande Eau cr
Andrea Blake -
A. Stanley Bolster
S. James Good
C. Austin Clement
L. Evelyn Brown
E. Sylvia Dickstein
J. Coleman Mocas
C. Carlton Coffin
Lucille A. Gaudette
1 d Williams
Elizab uff U
Dena Pana tas
Roland Harwo .A
Mary Jane Steele
1 Cafzli .D afbf I
lVz'rmer Runner- Up
Most for Nashua High
Apt to Succeed
Best Girl Athlete
Best Boy Athlete
Best Girl Dancer
Best Boy Dancer
Best Dressed Girl
Best Dressed Boy
Jones and Johnson
Rita Pombrio "
75, Class Actor Robert O'Clair Stanley Bolster
l 'ik Class Actress Mary Baublis Gabrielle Trottier
'XNgatest Robert Evans Claire Shea
Best-Natured Elizabeth Smith Esther Caras
Mostiutirmeiied .f,.n-sw--'ilhqjg-Iruax Chris Rellas
Class Sophisticate Elizabet Carlson Lois Truax
Class Sheik Rob Vans Robert Krym
Class Clinging Vine Viens Lois Truax
Class Grind laire Shea Jeannette Doucet
Class Book Worm Robert O'Clair Jeannette Doucet
Class Politici Robert O'Clair Creighton Mulvanity
.- c ass of '39 may be duly proud of their choice of their laziest mem-
bers. Both the winner and the runner-up have "lazied" their way right out of
the senior class!
"A quiet person when not otherwise."
At first "Gene" gave us the impression of being quiet.
but after we had been with him a while we learned dif-
ferently. "Gene" was always bright and cheerful. We
shall always remember him as a great fellow.
Football II: Interclass Wrestling III: Interclass Soft
Ball III: Football IV.
"Friendship above all ties does bind the heart.
And faith in friendship is the noblest part."
"Marty" was a very cheerful girl. She had pretty
curly hair that was the envy of her many friends. She
was a member of the Home Economics Club III and IV:
Athletic Association I, II. III: Glee Club I. II. III.
"Silence is wisdom and gets a man friends."
"Vic" was a quiet fellow when he was in school.
but those who come from Hudson say he can be very
noisy and a lot of fun.
Football IV: Chemistry Club III: Art Club IV.
"Some folks we like because we do,
Just kind ri' like 'em through and throuqhf'
"Gen" could never be described as a talkative person:
nevertheless. those who knew her well knew that she
could be loads of fun!
Home Economics: Basketball III.
"Happy as the dag is long."
"RitZie" was one of the happiest girls of our class.
No matter what happened she could always find some-
thing to be gay about. Her constant smile and pleasant
manner kept everyone else jolly.
Home Economics Club I. II, III, IV.
"Mu serious moments are few."
"Andy" is the boy who could always be heard on his
way to classroom by the noise of his shoes. He had one
of those broad contagious smiles. and a very pleasing
personality, with never an unlgnd word for anyone.
His neat appearance added mucli fo his popularity.
"fl search for true friend must needs end here."
Iior a friend who could be depended on at any time
one might well turn to Ruth. She was always ready to
go out of her way to help others. and her company
was much appreciated.
Upper Quarter: Art Club II, III. IV.
PAUI. APOSTOLICA K U 1
"l-ARKY" T' M
"Good at a light, but better at a game."
Paul was one of our school athletes. Though his
interests could hardly be called intellectual. we hear that
he's a very demon on the playing field.
Baseball III, IV: Basketball III. IV: Coach of Inter-
class Basketball Champions IV: Volley Ball.
l.II.l,IAN MABEL BALCOM
"lf at lirxl you don't succeed, try. tru again."
"l.il" commuled from South Merrimack throughout
her high school career. but was always on hand. rain or
shine. She tackled hard assignments in a plucky spirit.
too. Her persistence. in fact, was her outstanding char-
"He is wise who talks but little." '
We shall always remember the many times that "Pete"
saved the class by giving the correct answer. He had a
pleasing smile. and was well liked. In class he was
very quiet, but he could talk when called upon.
"A L'l7Cll'lT7I'l?tl smile. u welcome glad,
Jus! part of the nice way she had."
"Aggie" was always friendly toward everyone, and
was a good sport,
Interclass Basketball Champions' Team IV: Volleyball
Team IV: Athletic Association IV.
VERONICA BARBARA BARANOWSKI
"Shes no! a flower, not u pearl,
But lust a wonderful, all around qirlf'
"Topsy" is known by all her classmates for her pleas-
ant disposition and interest in literature. We often
wondered how she could write such long notes in her
first period study!
Dramatics Club III, IV: Glee Club II, III, IV: Li-
brary Club IV: Press Club IV: Usher at Senior Play.
"In sport and friendship u thorouqhbredf'
"Ray" was one of our favorite persons. Although
he was allergic to redheads, he found time to study. and
participate in athletics.
Football Il, III, IV: Interclass Basketball III. IV:
Softball III: Baseball IV: Hockey IVQ Upper Quarter,
"A loving hear! is the beginning of all knowledqef'
Versatile in school, and versatile in games, "Barry"
was a good sport in both. She knew how to accept
victory, and how to take defeat.
"Slow bu! sure,"
"Doc" was the slow and easy going type. in spite of
his red hair. He never seemed lazy, but never seemed
to work too hard. either.
Football II: Stage Committee, Senior Play IV.
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MARY E. BAUBLIS
"She has fun, wil. and fire."
Unexcelled comedienne of our senior play. Mary could
be as poised on the stage as off. She will always be re-
membered for her excellent performance in Stage Door.
Glee Club I, II, III. IV: Dramatics I. II: Student
Leader III: All-State Song Festival III: Senior Play IV:
A. A. I. II. III, IV: Freshman Dance Committee I.
"Were silence qolden. she'd be a millionaire."
Although she was a retiring sort of person, and never
took a very large part in school activities. we shall al-
ways remember Erna as a dear friend.
Student Leader IV: Athletic Association.
"Her voice was ever soft.
Gentle. and lowf-an excellent thina in woman."
"Boots" was a quiet and sedate young woman. She
was silent when she had to be, and spoke only when the
proper time came. .-'
Art Club I, II, III. ,
"Sober, 'but not serious,
Quiet, but not ti1'fe7."'i'f -M
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Als one great interest was the track teainz d he
was distinctly an asset to it. I-Ie rarely had muchm
but was "right there" when it came to discussing track.
Lots of luck. All
Cross Country III, IV: Track IV.
"She talks little and listens much."
"Gaby" was a quiet, studious girl. She always did
well in her lessons, but otherwise very little was heard
Dramatics Club II, III. IV: French Club IV: Library
LAURA A. BEAULIEU
'AA face with qlaclness ouerspread.
Soft smiles bu human kindness bred."
"Laurie" may have been silent. but she was a great
deal of fun in her quiet way. She had a smile and a
twinkle in her eye that attracted attention.
Dramatics Club IV: Upper Quarter.
"ln quietness and eonHt1'em'e shall be your strength."
"Terry" radiated the joy of living to all around her.
Although she spoke little, her smile made you feel that
you knew her and could trust her.
A'The part was aptly fitted und naturally performed."
This may truthfully be said concerning "Julie's" por-
trayal of the wistful Kay Hamilton in Stage Door. She
brought a tear or two to the eye. and received a mighty
hand from her audience.
Glue Club I: Basketball III: Volleyball III: Senior
"Play up and plaq the qamef'
"Binnie" was an athlete: a true player, who played
all games fairly. including that of life.
Basketball IV: Softball IV: Volleyball IV: Rifle IV:
Drill Team IV: Chemistry Club III: Home Economics
Club Ill: A. A. III, IV.
"An alfable and COllI'lL'Ol1S lIt'f7llt'l'l7tll7.H
Although "Buck" was a quiet boy. he was very easy
to talk to and was liked by all who knew him.
History Club IV.
ELIZABETH ANN BERGERON
"A happy life consists in tranquillity of mind."
To all who know her. "Betty" is tops. She is quiet
but a good sport when there is fun to be had, Speaking
of sports, she loves them.
Captain of Volleyball Team III: Basketball Team IV:
Student l,eader: Member A. A: Volleyball IV: Home
Economics Club I, II. III. IV.
l'l.ORl2'I"l'li A. BERNIER
"Actions speak louder than words,"
"Bernie" was rather .1 quiet girl, but she possessed
school spirit and found a place in many activities.
Athletic Association I, II, III. IV: Dramatics Club
lll. IV: Chorus II. III. IV: All State Chorus III. IV:
Basketball III: Volleyball III: Library Club IV: Usher
at Senior Play IV: Ticket Committee for A. A. Show
IV: Tennis Club IV: Home Economics Club II, III, IV.
"Not so st-riotts.
Not so uau.
Bu! tt rare qood qtrlf'
Helen was another of the many quiet girls found in
Athletic Association I. II: Home Economics Club I,
"Good-natttre is slronaer than loniuhawhsf'
"Junior" had a big following and won for himself a
host of friends, He was happy-go-lucky, always good-
natured whenever and wherever you saw him.
Chorus I: Tennis Club III: Athletic Association I. II.
"A tftziet girl was she. and u good friend to all."
"Tonic" was pleasant and friendly. Perhaps she was
quiet, but she had a wide circle of friends.
Glee Club I: Home Economics II. III. IV: Dramatics
Club III. IV: A, A. III, IV.
GERTRUDE MAY BILLS
"Il is the tranquil people who czecompfish mvslf'
"Cert" made and kept her friends easily. She was a
hard working student and always ready with a helping
Home Economics Club IV: Cutdosr Club IV: Upper
"lV1'th uolletfs of eternal bubble."
"Don" had in his possession a laugh that could be
heard for a great distance. I-Ie was willing by nature.
and always ready to help. I-Ie was well liked by all his
Interclass Volleyball III.
UA daughter of the qods,
Diuinelq tall, and most diuinelu fair."
"Ann" was a cheerful and good-natured person. She
was also a willing and dependable worker. Her lovely
blonde hair and queenly stature were envied by many
Volleyball III: French Club III. IV: Costume Com-
mittee for Senior Play IV: Tatller II, III. IV: Upper
"Hz1u'son's help to humcznittfs humor."
"Bev" always had a jolly smile. and couldn't seem to
stop laughing. She was well liked and took part in
many school activities.
Chorus I, II. III: Art Club II, III. IV: Basketball
III: Volleyball III. IV: All-State Chorus III: Tumbling
PAUL Home -B f
"Silence is more eloquent than words."
"Paulie" was silent in class. but quite the contrary out-
side. He was popular with his classmates and consid-
ered a good friend. I-Ie also .participated in his share of
Interclass Basketball III. IV: Volleyball III, IV: Rifle
Club III: Athletic Association I. II. III. IV.
"Silence is aoltlenf'
Wesley was of the quiet type. but not too serious. He
said little but worked hard in all he did.
Outdoor Club: Upper Quarter.
"Whatever is popular deserves attention."
'iSt.in" was indeed one of our popular boys. and one
who took a great interest in school affairs. He not only
ranked very high in his studies. but proved his fine dra-
matic ability in numerous performances.
Senior Play IV: French Club III. IV: Dramatics Club
II, III, IV: Tattler Reporter II. School Notes Editor IV:
Tusilala Paragrapher IV: Band I. II, III. IV: Lunch
Counter IV: Host Committee State Drama Day III:
Athletic Association I. III: "The Trystine Place" IV:
Press Club IV: Chorus I. II: "Crossing Bridges" IV:
"Far muq we seurclz before we find
A heart so mania and so hind."
I-lis quietness showed that he was thoughtful: his last-
ing friendships showed he was sincere.
ALBERT BONNETTE i
"Heller be small and shine,
Than be tall and cas! a shadow."
"Albie" was the type of boy who inconspicuously did
his work day by day. and did it well. He was always
ready to help in anything. when asked. He made many
friends who will never forget him.
Wrestling III: Rifle Club III.
"He attains whatever he pursues-
flmbzlion knows no limit."
"Eddie" is another loyal, efficient chap whom we shall
never forget. He always found time to study as well
as time for numberless school activities. He deserved his
high esteem among us.
Tennis Club II, III: Rifle Club III: Press Club IV:
Managing Editor of Tattler IV: Tusilala Paragrapher:
"Hell be a success in his art-
He lakes it so I0 heart."
"Popeye" was very well known for his cartoons all
over the blackboards, and we know they'll be sadly
missed. Although he was shy at times. he was always
ready to cooperate when a good time was planned. lln-
stead of asking for his autograph. friends, ask him for a
cartoon: it takes him only a second?
Interclass Basketball III: Outdoor Club IV: Senior
Play IVg Interclass Volleyball III1 Library Club IV.
A'TulI, dark, and handsome."
Norman was always wellfdressed. Although he was
not a ladies' man, it is to be said that many a girls head
was turned as he went by. He was not very active in
after-school activities but made his presence felt in school.
He had a very engaging twinkle in his eye.
A'She is gentle. quiet and sedate,
And us u pal-Hrs! rule."
"Terry" was a slender. attractive brunette. Her
friendly smile and personality won her many friends, Did
you know that '4Terry" made most of her wardrobe?
And a neat little wardrobe it is, "Terry."
A. A. I, II. III, IV.
"A brow Mau-blossom and a cheek of apple blossom."
Eunice was another of the girls from South Merrimack
who was unable to participate in school activities because
of living at such a distance. She was, nevertheless, a
loyal and charming member of the Class of '39,
DOROTHY ELLEN BREWER
"All the pleasure that I find
Is to mtlrntain a quiet mind."
"Dot" was a quiet girl. but she had a host of friends.
and all who knew her were fond of her.
A. A.: Tattler Reporter Il.
"She dances like a merry sprite..
And lills lhe audience with delight."
"Jimmie" loves to dance. and she certainly does so to
Athletic Association II. III. IV: Tultler Reporter IV:
Volleyball III. IV: Basketball III. IV: Upper Quarter.
"Keep your thoughts to yourself.
Le! your mien he free and open."
We shall remember Joyce as the slender girl who was
such a generous and loyal friend.
Home Economics Club I. II. III. IV: Chorus I. IV:
A. A. I.
"Blythe hlythe. and merry was she."
"Brownie" was a girl of many abilities. A beaming
smile was her perennial possession.
Home Economics Club III. IV: History Club IV.
I,OIS IEVELYN BROWN
"Refinement und serenity shone in her qlancef'
"Evie" was always full of pep. This and her win-
ning personality made her very popular. especially with
the opposite sex.
Dramatics Club II: Tusttulu Paragrapher: Prompter
for Senior Play: Athletic Association: Upper Quarfer,
"Men of few words are the hes! men."
Although "Burt" was quiet. this quality did not dc-
tract from his popularity. I-Ie was well-liked and well-
respectecl by his classmates.
"Though she was small,
One saw her through all."
"Carrots" was well-named, for her red hair was the
envy of all her friends. She had a pleasing personality
and a smile for everyone. And did you ever notice her
shoes? She was always the first one to wear some new
Art Club II, III, IV: Gym III: Athletic Association
II. III, IV.
"Was wont to be still as 11 mouse."
"Bunny" was quiet, and a very reliable student during
her four years of high school.
"Whose voice spoke honest friendship."
Rita was a hearty girl with a friendly disposition. She
was a true friend and well-liked by those that knew her.
Art Club IV: Rifle Club IV.
LILLIAN AGNES BURQUE
"1 were but little happy if 1 could say how much."
Lillian is one of those people who always go around
with a happy face and a pleasant word for everyone.
Always willing to do a favor, she has a great many
friends. She led her senior home room to a winning
total on Stage Door ticket sales.
Ticket Committee for Senior Play: Home Economics
Club I, II. III. IV: Upper Quarter.
"Her friends they are manL1--
Her foes-fare there any?"
Good-natured "Ess" was one of the most energetic
girls of this class, as is shown by her many activities.
Basketball III, IV: Volleyball III. IV: Softball III,
IV: Student Leader III, IV: Tumbling III. IV: Drill
IV: Dramatics Club III, IV: French Club III: Library
Club IV: A. A. I, II. III. IV: Senior Play: All-State
Chorus III: Glee Club I, II, III, IV: Freshman Dance
Committee I: Christmas Assembly II, III, IV: Upper
"She qocs her pleasant wau
With nolhinq much lo say."
Laura was a girl who talked little but accomplished
much-especially in typing. If you ever need an effi-
cient. speedy typist. Laura is the girl for you.
VIRGINIA CARDIN 55
"A charming smile, q welcome glad,
Jus! part ol' the charming Luau she had."
"Jinny" was one of the most active members of our
class. She seemed to take part in just about everything.
She was well liked by all of her friends. and especially
those of the opposite sex.
Chorus I, Il, III, IV: French Club III. IV: Dramatics
Club III. IV: All-State Chorus III. IV: Tusitala Para-
grapher IV: Ticket Committee Art Club Dance IV: Ten-
nis Club III: Ticket Committee A. A. Vaudeville IV:
Library Club IV: Outdoor Club IV: A. A. I, II, III,
IV: Decoration Committee Junior and Senior Prom
ELIZABETH JANE CARLSON
"Slule is the dress of thoughts."
"Betty" was usually seen in the vicinity of the art de-
partment. She often assisted at Miss Walstrom's style
lectures. I-Iere's success in the designing world, "Betty"l
Art Club II. Ill. IV: Senior Play IV: Fashion Editor
"Silence ls golden."
Dorothy was always quiet and kept more or less to
herself. In spite of this there was another side to her
character. It was this least-known side which a chosen
few were allowed to see and cherish.
A. A.: Chorus I. II: Upper Quarter.
"There is such happiness in her ht-url."
A cheerful. happy girl is Lucille. She almost always
seems to have a smile on her face and a group of her
friends about her. talking a mile a minute.
"Her lessons she learned with zest."
Eleanor was always worrying about her lessons, for
she had to have them just so. No doubt that care and
industry account for her high marks and her efliciency on
Co-chairman Props. Committee Senior Play: Props.
Committee Drama Day III: Student Leader III: French
Club III: A. A. III, IV: Upper Quarter.
"For he's a iollq good fellow."
"CazZy" was a boy who was always ready and willing
for a good time. He didn't participate much in school
activities, but we know that he's greatly interested in
Lunch Counter: Chorus II, III.
"Hers is a smile to brighten and day."
A rare day it was when Lucille wasn't smiling. Her
philosophy was that a smile is the best weapon to drive
Art Club II, III, IV.
RAYMOND CHANTAL f
"Size is no hindrance to the courageous."
"Shanty" was rather a quiet boy. but he was always
with a crowd. I-Ie was quite a basketball player, in spite
of being small.
Basketball III, IV: Softball III. IV: Volleyball III.
IV ' ' '
IRENE C. CHARPENTIER
"Personality is a great charm."
"Boots" was a practical girl. her thoughts and words
well-chosen, and her smile well-timed. She sang in the
"A Iuuqhinq fure. fresh hued and fair."
"Betty" was always the life of the party and full of
pep. She invariably had a joke on the tip of her tongue.
and a smile on her face. Although she did not enter
many class activities, she was very popular.
DORIS lSABEI.I.E CI.ARRY
"No gems, no qold she needs to wear
She shines 1'ntr1'nsrt'uIIu fair."
Doris was one of the shining lights among the school's
fairer sex during her three years with us. Her presence
no doubt renewed the hopes of many a disillusioned young
man. In her freshman year at Melrose High School.
Doris participated in athletics and music.
Student I.eader III: A. A. II. III.
C. AUSTIN CLEIVIENT
"Thr world knows little of its qreutest men,"
Most of us didn't really get to know "Clem" until our
Senior year, when we found him to possess humor and
to be not so quiet and reserved as formerly. He was a
student in the true sense of the word. We're expecting
big things from you when you get through M. I. T..
Property Committee for Senior Play: Rifle Club IV:
Athletic Association I, II. III. IV: Cast of "Crossing
Bridges" IV: Upper Quarter.
"Thou art u fellow of a good respect."
All those who know "Jerry" have a very high re-
gard for him. Although he did not engage in a great
many extra-curricular activities. he did much to make
school more pleasant by his cheerful presence.
Golf Team II, III. IV.
A familiar sight was "Biff" carrying around a tuba.
He'certainIy could blow a loud blast on it. too, Among
other big things he enjoyed was a bass hddle,
Band I. II, III. IV: Orchestra I, II. III. IV: Athletic
Association Show I, IV: Class Paragrapher.
C. CARLTON COFFIN, JR.
"Men are of Iwo kinds, und he
ls of the kind l'il like to be."
"Kelly" never seemed worried, no matter how much the
ozcasion might have called for it. His unusual, personal
style of writing made entertaining reading.
Band I. II. III: Ciolf II, III, IV, Captain IV: Taltler
Assistant Business Manager II. Sports Editor III, IV:
Tusilizfa, Editor-in-Chief IV: Press Club IV: Cheer Lead-
er Ill: Head Cheer Leader IV: Orchestra I, Il: Dramatics
II: Upper Quarter.
"A modest athlete he."
"Bob" was rather quiet at tirst, but when he got
started he surely could be lively. He was popular and
his scholastic standing was high. "Bob" was one of
'39's athletes, particularly interested in baseball.
Baseball II, III. IV: Football IV: Volleyball III:
Rifle Club IV: French Club III. IV: Tattler Reporter I.
IV: Tusitafu Paragrapher: N. H. Drama Day Committee
III: Athletic Association II, III: Upper Quarter.
"Happy am 1, from care I um free.
Why aren't their all contented like me?"
Doris was one of the carefree girls of our class. She
never let anything bother her. She was a member of
the Outdoor Club III, IV: Home Economics Club I.
II. III, IV: Lunch Counter III, IV.
"Size is a matter of opinion."
In regard to class discussion. we could always count on
"Pauly" to detect a hidden point on which to argue at
great length. Paul anticipates a career as a lawyer. He
certainly ought to have the proper qualifications.
VITIE PETER COROSA
"IfVho mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with
Vitie was not only a good student, as his position on
the Upper Quarter attests, but also active in sports and
other extra-curricular activities.
Cross Country III: Football IV: Interclass Basketball
III, IV: Volleyball III. IV: Art Club: Outdoor Club:
"Turtle Dove" III.
"C J "
"And this he bore without abgise-
The grand old name of LIUf7lIt'l7'2LlI7.l'
"C. J." was a gentleman if there ever was one, He
treated everyone alike and was liked by all. He will be
remembered as one of our nearest and most polite boys,
something that augurs for future success.
Art Club I. II.
"Proper words. proper deeds,
In proper places."
"Santy" certainly was studious. It wasn't very often
that you saw her without an armful of books. She
was also quite an all-round girl in gym activities.
Basketball III. IV: Volleyball III. IV: Softball III.
IV: Tumbling Team III, IV: A. A. I. II, III. IV: Drill
Team IV: Home Economics Club II, III: Rifle Club IV,
ROMEO EDWARD COUTURE
"The music in my heart I bore
Long alter it was heard no more."
"Romy." who was 'iPop" Wilson's right hand man.
was often seen leading the orchestra in assembly.
Orchestra Committee Drama Day III: Orchestra Com-
mittee All-State Orchestra III: Band I. II, III. IV: Or-
chestra I. II. III, IV: A. A.Sbow I, II. III, IV: Chorus
I, II, III: Orchestra Conductor I, II, III, IV.
. "Though he had a lot of wil.
He was shi! ul using it,"
"Ciretcb" was the kind that always had you laughing
at one of his many jokes. His school activities were few.
because he was always busy with work for the Hi-Y Club
of which be was president.
"Swift limhed he moved with even pure."
I.et it be said of Harry that be knew when to play
and when to work. and that be did both well.
A. A. I. II. Ill. IV: Properties Committee. Senior
Play IV: 'I'rack IV.
"Nothing is more valuable to a man than rourtesuf'
Carl is rather quiet, not particularly talkative. But
when he has something to say it is usually worth listen-
ing to. He has a quiet, kindly sort of humor, and is
always pleasant and courteous. One of our schools ac'
Lori, he was also interested in athletics, particularly base-
Tennis III. IV: Tennis Club: Senior Play: Original
Play IV: Tattler Reporter III: Band I, II, III, IV: His-
tory Dance Committee: Interclass Basketball tall starl:
"Merry meet-merrq part."
"Chappie" is a very mischievous person-she can al-
ways fmd something to do that will amuse us. All in
all, she made a Wonderful friend.
Home Economics Club IV: Basketball III: Tumbling
"Sometimes quiet is an unquiet thing."
Katherine was unassuming and took what came her
way. She was always fortunate in finding work in a
candy store, We hope some day to see a "Kitty's Candy
Shoppe" come into existence.
"A merry heart goes all the day."
Earl seems to be always going somewhere. This is
probably the result of his many and varied activities: it
appears that he is interested in both music and sports-
nor a very common combination.
Orchestra II. III, IV: All-State Orchestra II, III. IV:
Band I. II. III, IV: Tennis II. IV: Track III, IV: Art
Club IV: Interclass Basketball IV: Interclass Football
IV: Tennis Club III. IV: Glee Club I, II.
"His all into the aame he threw."
"Doc" was one of our outstanding athletes. having
excelled in baseball. football, and basketball. We believe
his favorite of the three is baseball, which he takes very
seriously, And is he proud of his letters-yes letters,
not only one but eight of them-and who wouldn't be?
You deserve every one of them, "Doc"!
Baseball I. II, III, IV: Football II. III, Captain
IV: Basketball III. IV: Usher at Graduation 1938:
Coach of Interclass Basketball Team III, IV.
"AlLL'tlUS full of fun uml pep.
Jus! u pal uou t'an'I forqetf'
lt seemed as tliough we never saw "Barb" when she
wasn't laughing. 'ABarb" hopes to be a nurse: were
certain that she will be a very cheerful one.
'I'icket Committee. Senior Play IV: Athletic Associa-
HCINIYULI um comytter who believe they fun."
He was a lad reserved and full of understanding. I-Ie
knew the value of learning and the worth of friends.
.lAlVIIiS WIIIIAIVI DEGNAN
During his senior year "Jim" helped manage and pro-
mote almost all of our Gym activities, Some of them
were Interclass Basketball, Baseball. Volleyball, Football,
and the Tumbling Team.
Stage Committees. Senior Play. A. A. Show IV: Ath-
letic Association II, III, IV.
RIIA DOROTHY DIQIVIERS
Millie miltlesl 1mu7r7e1'.s um! the uentlesl heart."
"Penny" was a girl upon whom you could depend.
She was well worth knowing and having as a friend.
She played an active part in scholastic activities.
Dramatics Club Il. III. IV: French Club IV: Library
Club IV: Outdoor Club IV: Senior Play: Upper Quar-
"And lhen he laughed again."
His contagious smile and giggle brightened many a
rather dull period, What he lacked in stature was made
up by a wide grin,
i'She is quletishe is shy
Bu! when you know herf
In class, one thought 'iGlory" to be a "home-girl."
but did you ever see a football game or dance without
"Glory" to help in its success? You did not. and we
hope you'll keep it up, "Glory," cooperating in every-
thing. we mean.
Home Economics Club I, III: Dramatics II, III, IV:
Student Leader IV: A. A. I, II, III. IV: Interclass Bas-
ketball III: Upper Quarter.
SYLVIA ESTHER DICKSTEIN
"Thou hast wit ul will."
Quiet. unassuming "Essie" was everybody's friend.
Her' pleasant manner and quick wit made it easy for boys
to keep up conversations with her.
Dramatics II, III: Art III, IV: Senior Play Usher IV:
A. A. Advertising IV: Student Leader: Press Club: Prom
Decorating Committee: Upper Quarter.
"Cheerful company shortens the miles."
Clara is a very versatile person and an all-around "good
sport." She is popular with both boys and girls-you
have to be popular to be elected by your class to repre-
sent N. H. S. in the D. A. R. Citizenship Contest.
Dramatics II. III: French Club III, IV: Debating Club
III: Usher A. A. Show III. IV: Prompter Senior Play:
Student Leader III: Drama Day Housing Committee III:
A. A. I. II, III, IV: Press Club IV: Upper Quarter:
"Stout heart and steadu mind."
When one saw a Nashua High Honor Roll list "Fred-
dy's" name was always there. Steadiness was his out-
standing characteristic. His good marks are the Well-
earned fruits of his honest efforts.
Art Club II, III: Tennis Club III. IV: Upper Quarter.
"Let knowledge qrow from more to more."
Jeannette isn't what one might term garrulous. but it
is truly amazing how much she knows. This is shown
by her high rank on the Upper Quarter, for she was the
second highest on the list. She is one of our most bril-
liant students and an avid bookworm.
Dramatics III. IV: Press Club IV: Library Club IV:
Outdoor Club IV: Home Economics Club II: A. A. I:
Upper Quarter. -
"l"or hes u iollu qood fellow."
"Hank" was one of our good-natured and well-liked
students. He always greeted you with a smile and a
"Hi." He was also well-known in the field of spotts,
as his record shows.
Baseball Il. III, IV: Football ll. III, IV: Tennis Club
II, III: Tennis Team IV: Interclass Basketball, Volley-
ball and Wrestling III. IV: Chairman of Gym Game
"You luuqh. und Lfou are quite right."
Helen always seemed to have some joke to share with
her palsy she was even willing to wait when they had to
stay at 2:30-but then, they did the same thing for her.
She seemed to have more interests out of school than in.
"Fur mary we seureb before we find
A heurl so mcmlq and so kind."
Our high school plays would not have been the same
without "Larry" to act the fathers part. His ability in
dramatics was paralleled by his ability in the ways of
Dramatics Club III. IV: Senior Play: "Crossing
MlNNlli ROSE DRASKAWICH
Ubiht' m-Um' troubles trouble. and trouble never
"Min" was not very much interested in school activi-
ties. but she was a grand person to be acquainted with.
Those of us who knew her will always remember her
as .1 dear friend.
"Thought is often bolder than speech."
Silence and modesty were "IVIr.'s" two, outstanding
points. Quiet as he was. he never lacked friends.
Outdoor Club: assembly Play III: Athletic Associa-
tion I. II, Ill. IV: pper Quarter.
ANTHONY ROBERT DUBLOW, JR.
"What an advantage it is to he tall."'
"Tiny" was one of the giants of our class. I-Ie was
made for sports, and was a familiar figure at all athletic
Football II, III, IV: Basketball III: Volleyball III:
Tattler Reporter I. II: Properties Committee Staae Door
IV: Dramatics Club II.
'Sweets to the sweet: farewell."
We could always depend on "Ruthie" to do the right
thing gracefully. She is respected for her good characf
ter. good-nature, and sunniness.
Senior Play: Dramatics Club II. IV: A. A. Show III,
IV: Cvlee Club I. III: "The Trysting Place" IV.
'But still her lonque ran on."
"Aden was a great friend to everyone. and especially
well known for her witty remarks. We shall long re-
member her as Madeleine Vauclain in Stage Door and as
Mrs. Ethel Shaw in "Crossing Bridges."
Tennis Club II. III: Dramatics Club I. II, III, IV:
French Club III, IV: Chorus I, II: Property Committee
Drama Day III: Assistant Personals Editor. Tattler II.
III: Personals Editor Tuttler IV: Upper Quarter.
"Better late than never."
Roger came late from Berlin and so was with us only
one year. I-Ie made numerous friends, however, and
showed us that. had he been with us four years. he
would have made a lasting mark in our class records.
"A maiden never bold."
"I.ou's" manner, always cheerful and serene, was a
pleasure to all who knew her. She cast a pleasant air
wherever she went.
Art Club I, II, III: Home Economics Club III. IV.
"Ever ready with a smile."
"Eddie" was rather quiet in school. but full of fun
outside. We predict that she will be successful in her
ambition to become a private secretary.
Basketball III, IV: Volleyball III, IV: Softball III:
Member of A. A, l, II, IVQ Upper Quarter.
"With hair so soft and golden."
One of Leona's many assets is her beautiful hair-no
wonder she has so many admirers.
Basketball III, IV: Captain Volleyball III, IV: Soft-
ball III. IV: Tumbling Team III, IV: A. A. I, II,
III, IV: Drill Team IV.
"Peck's bad boy."
"Bob" took great delight in coming to class late, and
in talking after the last bell had rung. However, we
must give you credit, A'Bob," for you usually got away
with it. We'll remember him by his red hair, his neat-
ness, and his snappy clothes.
Band I, II. III: Tattler Reporter I, Exchange Editor
IV: Upper Quarter.
"Conscience emphasizes the word ought."
Bessie is a girl who is friendly with everyone she
comes in contact with. She is very conscientious about
her school work and is very quiet during class, but after
class she makes up for it. Don't we all?
Library Club IV: Ticket Committee Senior Play.
DORIS GEORGE FANOS
"ln music is all my delight."
"Dee" was an active member of our class in spite of
her many outside activities which shortened her school
day. We feel sure that she will realize her ambition to
become a nurse. Best of luck. "Dee"!
Chorus II, III, IV: Tattler Reporter I, II.
EVA A. FANOS
"Simplicity in manners has an enchanting effect."
Eva's hair is actually beautiful, so very soft and natural-
ly curly. Oh, how we envied you?
Basketball III, IV: Volleyball III: Softball III: I,i-
brary Club IV.
A'Silence and modestit are valuable qualities,"
"Homer" was a bashful fellow who always had his
homework done. We don't know what he did in his
spare time, but we are sure he spent it industriously.
MARJORIE MARY FARWELL
Ml-lere is a girl, a quiet and reserved one,
Who likes to read when her worh's all done."
"Marge" is quiet when she should be, but can usually
talk when the proper time comes.
Press Club IV: Dramatics Club IV: Library Club IV:
Glee Club I, II, III, IV.
"Her talk was like a stream which runs with rapid
"Yolie" was a perpetual live wire, energetic and like-
able. Her superior ability and diligent study placed her
constantly on the honor roll.
Dramatics Club II: French III, IV: All-State Chorus
III: Glce Club III, IV: A. A. Show III: Christmas As-
sembly III, IV: Upper Quarter. ,
"A little, tinu, prettg, witty, charming, darling she."
Although she was small, she always seemed to get the
boys' attentiongand no wonder, who wouldn't enjoy
looking at "Brownie"? She had the knack of having
fun in classes without being caught by her teachers, and
proved herself very enjoyable with her classmates.
Volleyball IV: Athletic Association I, II, III.
These are my chief consorlsf'
"Fitz" was another member of the class of '39 whose
great interest was in athletics. He gave ample proof of
this interest by his participation in sports during his four
years of high school.
Track I. ll. III, IV: Football II: Basketball II: Cross
Country II, III. IV: Debating Club III.
"He is wise that talks but little."
Although quiet almost all of the time. he wasnt idle.
Some may call it day dreaming. but don't forget, some
of our greatest men were day dreamers.
"An amiable boy, and one of qood abilities."
"Monk" was one of our "strong and silent" athletes,
who never have much to say but who let their actions
in sports speak for them.
"A hind and gentle heart he has."
Although he is a serious, quiet type of boy. Arthur is
agreeable to everyone he meets. Kind and pleasant, we
have never known him to have a grudge against anyone.
Rifle and Revolver Club: Ticket Seller for A. A.
DOROTHY JANE FORD
"A good heart is worth all the heads in the world."
Dorothy, although she is a very quiet sort of girl,
seems to be always very pleasant and even-tempered. She
was not very active in extraecurricular affairs, but she has
Girls' Baseball Team III: Chemistry Club III.
"lVe're born to he happy, all of us,"
Although "Bena" was "little and slim" she was very
gay and a friend to everyone who knew her.
Dramatics Club IV.
"Always full of fun and pep.
Just a qirl uou can'l forget."
Irene was always the life of any gathering. Whenever
a good time was planned. one always called on Irene.
She was outstanding in dramatics. taking part in many
plays, and living up to her reputation as one of our best
Stage Door IV: "Trysting Place" IV: Debating Club
IV: Dramatics Club II, III, IV: Athletic Association II.
III, IV: Basketball III: Volleyball IV: A. A. Vaudeville
IV: Student Leader III, IV.
"Today, wlzateuer may annoy..
The word for me is Joy. jus! szmple Jouf'
"Bud" wasyalways feeling "tops" and all he came in
contact with could not help taking the same viewpoint
of life when they saw how happy and carefree he was,
"Music and duncinq fill the hours."
"Daddy" was one of our jitterbugs. How he loved to
dance! He was seen at all school functions, and he was
well-liked by all of his friends. He was also a musi-
cian. as shown by his activities.
Band I, II, III, IV: Orchestra I, II, III, IV.
BEATRICE JANE FRASER
"A clock serves to point out the hours
Ami a woman to make us forget them."
"Bea" is well-known for her literary abilities and well-
liked for her own self. Hers is a shining personalityl
"Beds" ambition 'is to become a- journalist. and she
seems to be headed for success. with a Hair for winning
Vice-President Debating Club IV: Press Club IV: Li-
brary Club IV: Tattler Reporter II: Senior Play' IV:
Associate Editor of Tusitala: Author of Original Play,
"Crossing Bridgesn: A. A. I, IV: Prophetess: Upper
MAURICE FRENCH as '
f'The muscles of his hrawnq arms
lVere strong as iron bands."
"Frenchie" was the "answer to a maidens prayer."
His manl 6 ure and jolly smile were familiar to every-
body in school.
Art Club I. II, Ill: Rifle Club III, IV.
"With a mind free from care."
"lVIazzie" is the happy-go-lucky type of girl. You
could always hear her rooting at the football games.
Art Club II: Basketball III: Tumbling Team III: Ath-
letic Association I, II, III. IV: Glce Club I, II, III, IV.
"Good manners and soft words have hrouqht manu
a difficult thing Io pass."
"Bunny" was a modest and reserved girl whose pleas-
ant and gentle ways meant a great deal to her friends.
Ifrench Club: Athletic Association: Chorus I, II: Li-
brary Club IV.
PAUL A. GAGNON
"He stoops to conquer."
"Trucks" hobby seemed to be sports of every type.
and he was one of the staunch supporters of athletics in
our school. His imposing size made one turn to look,
especially when he Walked with a certain diminutive lady.
Football II, III, IV: Baseball IV: Rifle Club III.
VJILFRED HENRY GAGNON
"Il is harmful to no one to he silent."
"Willy" was a silent fellow and entered little into
school activities. We heat his time was spent working.
Tumbling Team III.
GERALD GALLANT . ,.
"Smile the while."
A good fellow to know, i'Gerry" had a face well
adapted to a smile and knew how to wear one.
Football II, III, IV: Wrestling Team: Advertising.
Senior Play IV: A. A.: Rifle Club.
"Small of size,
But witty and wise."
i'Pearlie" certainly enjoyed her high school life, She
was one who gladly plugged hard for what she got.
Tumbling Team III. IV: Volleyball III: A. A. I, II.
"We'ue found George always ready,
Square and honest, loyal and steady."
George was a hard-working. quiet fellow, always
ready to lend a hand. He usually showed us only the
serious side of himself, but we are sure he had a good
sense of humor hidden away somewhere. He wzs mechan-
GASTON GAUCHER ,
"Where there's fun he's always ih it.
Never still for half a minute."
We shall always remember "Gus" as a merry person
who was never quiet for a minute. His interests all
leaned toward music. He was in the Band and Or-
chestra I. II, III. IV: Senior Play IV: Tennis Club III:
Interclass Basketball III.
LUCILLE A. GAUDETTE
"For a better friend, look no further."
She was a friend indeed. gentle and charming. very
affectionate, always friendly and loyal. "Lu" was on
the basketball and volleyball teams.
LUCILLE JEAN GAUDETTE
"1'm happiest when I'm talking."
"Lu" could always hold conversation whether there
was something to talk about or not. She worked well
and was equally good at play.
Student Leader IV: Basketballg Volleyball: Softball.
SYLVIA E. GAUTHIER
"She knew how to manage." I
"lVlicki" will be remembered as the student who left
her books in school on rainy days, but usually managed
to get her work done just the same. We know you will
succeed in whatever you tackle. so best of luck, "Micki."
"She desired lo know."
Our valedictorian has certainly maintained an enviable
position throughout her four years of high school. "Nat"
not only attained a remarkable scholastic ranking, but
also took part in many school activities. We know that
she had a fun-loving disposition as well as a studious
side. You've all the qualities to succeed, "Nat"l
Tuttler, Reporter I, Sophomore Literary Editor II.
School Notes Editor III, Senior Literary Editor IV: Sen-
ior Play IV: Dramatics Club Il: French Club III, IV:
"One would lhink her shy
Until one saw that twinkle in her eye."
To those who know her, Dorothy is loads of fun,
although she may seem quiet and reserved to others.
Chorus: A. A.
S. JAMES GOOD, JR.
"Good nature and good sense are usually companions."
Gayety and seriousness were combined in "Jimmie."
He seemed to like work and was an honor student. You
weren't in his company long before he made you feel it
was good to be alive.
Tatller Circulation Manager IV: Ticket and Property
Committee Senior Play IV: Christmas Assembly IV: Up-
"What a line he had!"
"Sam" was one of our politicians. He loved a good
argument, and wherever there was a heated discussion
you would surely Hnd "Sam" in the midst of it.
Chorus I, II, III, IV: Riflery IV.
RUTH JEANNETTE GOODWIN
"All the world's a stage."
Ruth's popularity was outstanding. Her ability in
dramatics plus her friendly personality won for her many
friends in Nashua High School.
A. A. I, II, III, IV: Tattler Reporter I, II: "The
Turtle Dove" III: Senior Play: Dramatics Club III,
President IV: Class Secretary III: Home Economics Club
II, Vice President III, IV: Home Economics Council II:
Tusitala Paragrapher: "Crossing Bridges" IV: Hiking
Club III: Property Committee State Drama Day III:
Program Committee A. A. Show IV: Upper Quarter.
"A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market."
"Cecy" could tell a story in such a way that you had
to laugh. This irresistible charm of hers won our frank
Orchestra I. II, III: Chorus I, II: Property Committee
Senior Play IV: Student Leader IV: Dramatics Club IV:
Press Club IV: Library Club IV: Upper Quarter.
"Blushing is UIIFIUQIS color."
Wanda was always an example of neatness. She in-
variably had her homework done, and every paper was a
work of art. By the way, Wanda collects miniature
dogs as a hobby.
Basketball IV: Home Economics Club I, III, IV:
A. A, I, II, III, IV: Upper Quarter.
"Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the heart."
As one can easily see, Lucille had a linger in almost
every pie around school. Popular with everyone who
knows her, she has interests many and diversified.
Secretary Senior Class IV: Chairman Ushering Com-
mittee Senior Play IV: Volleyball Team III: History
Club IV: Library Club IV: Tusitala Paragrapher IVQ
A. A. I, II, III, IV, Home Economics Club I, III, IV:
Baseball Team III: Basketball III.
'iHe was there, too."
Roy is just a regular fellow. not too noisy and not
too quiet. Work outside of school hours kept him from
participation in any activities, but we understand he is
a devotee of "swing."
"lWodt'.s!t1 is the color of virtue."
Always genial. and always jovial, "Seaweed" was one
friend well-worth having. He even managed to smile
in the face of his particular bugbear--spelling tests. Never
mind. "Seaweed" lots of great men couldnt spell either.
" 'Tis well to be mt-rru and wise."
A gay carefree person whose presence was always feltl
Her smile and laughter brightened up the whole class-
A. A. I, Il. III. IV: Basketball IV: Girls' Drill Team
IV: History Club III: Home Economics Club III, IV.
JOAN RACHAEL HAI.l.
i4ChclFllt'lt'F is a perfeclltf etlttftlletl will."
"Judd's" even disposition and 'pleasing personality
were reason enough for her many friends. She wants to
be a school teacher. With that personality, you ought
to make a hit with your pupils, "Judd"
Dramatics Club II, III, IV: A. A. I, II, III. IV: I-i-
brary Club IV: A. A. Vaudeville III: Stage Door IV:
Associate Editor Tusitalu: Glee Club I, II, III, IV: All-
State Chorus lll: Christmas Assembly II, III, IV: Up-
"ll was her rzlorq and merit to write well."
We have often wondered how the editor of our
Talller found enough time to accomplish all that she
did during her four years, and yet be an honor student.
"Hammy" really did have outstanding talent in writing.
both poetry and prose, and We wish her much success.
Orchestra I. II: Chorus I, IIa Dramatics Club II:
Tuttler Reporter I. II. Junior Literary Editor III, Editor-
in-chief IV: Ifrench Club III, IV: Press Club IV: Upper
"She speaheth not. and get there lies
A conversation in her ewes."
When "Louisa" speaks she has a soft voice very pleas-
ing to hear. Anything that she is asked to do is al-
ways done willingly and thoroughly.
A. A. I: Tattler Reporter II: Junior Prom Decorating
Committee III: Secretary of Art Club III, Art Club IV:
Softball Team III: Volleyball Team III, IV: Basketball
IV: Student Leader IV: Publicity Committee for Stage
Door IV: Upper Quarter.
"Her ways are ways of quietness."
"Jerry" was silent when she should be, yet could talk
when the proper time came. One would have to go a
long way to find a friend as true,
Glee Club II. III, IV: Home Economics Club II. III,
IV: Basketball III: A. A. I, II. III, IV: All-State Chorus
III: Christmas Assembly II, III. IV: Rifle Club III.
"She doeth little kindnesses
Which most leave undone, or despise."
Bertha was very quiet in the classroom but she was
always willing to join in the fun outside of school. She
was an active member of the Outdoor Club. and was
liked by all who knew her.
Lunch Counter IV: Upper Quarter.
KATHERINE MAE HARWOOD
"A friend once, a friend always."
"Kitty's" friendship is one that will last through thick
and thin: she will be a friend for keeps. "Kitty" worked
on the lunch counter her senior year.
"Let thy words be few."
Although Roland believed in being quiet. his smile
showed us that he was alert at all times. Even though
"Pete" was not a lady's man. he still was very popular
with the student body.
CAROLINE FLORENCE HAYWARD
"She is quiet, qentle and sedate
As a pal-first rate."
Caroline was always a favorite and surely was a "first
rate" pal. Best of luck, "Tiby"l
Volleyball III: Basketball III: Member Athletic As-
sociation: Home Economics II. III. IV.
i'How blessed is he who liues a country life!"
Although Harold is rather quiet, he often surprises
you when he does start talking. Living on a farm as he
does. he is one of the school's nature experts, Some-
times we had reason to wonder whether he was as much
of a woman hater as he appeared.
"And her sunnu locks
Hang on her temples like a golden fleece."
"Teeny's" blond hair was the envy of many girls.
She gained many friends with her pleasant manner. She
was a Tultler reporter I: and a member of the Home
Economics Club IV.
"A maid tlemure und quiet um I."
Lucy" was a rather quiet girl, but did not carry
silence to an extreme. She was always ready and willing
for a little fun.
Home Economics Club III: Glen Club II: Athletic
Association II. III, IV.
"fl friend with all,.
An enemy with none."
Camille was another of the quiet girls in our class.
She was a friend to everyone and was always willing to
help someone. She was a member of the Home Eco-
nomics Club II, III, IV.
"No legacy is so rich as honesty."
"Agatha" was a likable girl. She had many friends
and was always willing to help them.
Library Club IV: A. A. I, II. III, IV: Chorus I. II.
III: Upper Quarter.
MARIE THERESA HUDON
"Youth is gay and holds no society with grief."
It was a pleasure to be with "Teacy"-she was al-
ways so full of fun. Her versatility is proved by her
Wide Held of activities.
Tattler Reporter III: Debating Club III: Tennis Club
III: French Club III: Tumbling Team III: Basketball
Team III: Volleyball Team III: Captain Softball Team
III: Student Leader III, IV: Information Committee
Drama Day III: Press Club IV: Senior Play Costume
Committee IV: Vice-President A. A. IV: Chairman Tick-
et Committee A. A. Show IV: A. A. I, II. III, IV.
i'The best work in the world is done on the quiet."
"Betty" may have had quiet ways, but her friends
were many. She was also very studious and yet found
time for outside activities.
Debating Club III: Dramatics Club III: Home Eco-
nomics Club III. IV: Paragrapher Tusitala IV: Upper
"All I want to do is dance."
"Hurley" was quite a debater in Room 121 first peri-
od. Was it History? She takes her dancing seriously,
and who knows but some day we'll read or hear about
her as a great dancer! Good luckl
Home Economics Club II, III. IV: Dramatics Club
IV: A. A. II. III: IV: A. A. Vaudeville Show IV.
ANITA RUTH HURST
"Nimble of finger and limb."
"Nita" was a very quiet girl, but well liked by all
who knew her. Her blonde curls were a familiar sight
around the school. An accomplished pianist, she often
played with the orchestra.
Press Club IV: Grchestra I, II. III, IV: Student Lead-
er IV: Library Club IV: Chorus I, II, III, IV: Debating
Club IV: Drill Team IV.
EDWARD PETER I-IUTCI-IINS
"Ile wasrft bla. he wasn'I small
Bu! he Could handle the lnaslzefballf'
"Hutch" was a valuable asset to our basketball team.
and a familiar sight in all gym activities. We expect big
things from you out on the diamond, too, "Hutch."
Interclass Basketball IV: Volleyball III. IV: Wrestling
III. IV: A. A. III: Baseball III. IV,
"The hiaher we ao. the more we know."
Another one of our tall boys! I-Ie never said too
much, but you could be sure what he did say meant some-
"The hes! road is straight ahead."
"Slick" always managed to enjoy himself during his
years in high school,
Interclass Basketball III. IV: Football IV: Volleyball
III, IV: Wrestling Ill. IV: Track II. IV.
"Tha onlu wuu lo have a friend is to be one."
Marjorie is always willing to give a helping hand to
whoever needs it. Needless to say, she has a host of
Home Economics Club I. II. III. IV.
"Belief he small and shine
Than be tall and cast a shadow."
"Bess" did indeed shine. for she not only surprised
us with her pep and vivacity, but some of her com-
ments were quite astonishing.
Basketball III. IV: A. A. I. II. III. IV: Volleyball III.
IV: Home Economics Club III.
"In his own quiet und diliqenl wut!
He accomplished his task. dau after duty."
"Mike" was an easy-going person, inclined to be
quiet. We found it a difhcult task to make him talk.
However, he made up for his lack of eloquence by his
faithfulness in his schoolwork.
EVERETT JOHNSON, JR.
"Every hair casts its shadow."
Everett could always be picked out in the corridors
by his lustrous, red hair. His main outside activities
were musical. but he found time to enter others as well.
Band I, II, III, IV: Orchestra Ill: Chorus I,
II, III: All-State Chorus III: Tumbling Team III:
Senior Play: Tennis Club II: Upper Quarter.
'AA riqhl pleasant person."
"Ruthie" was one of our very quiet girls who had
little to say, She was liked. however. by all who knew
Outdoor Club IV: A. A. IV: Basketball III.
"His downrust cue was quod to see.
His brow was smooth and fair.
And no one dreamed that there could be,
A ruseal pfoltinq there."
To look at "Jonesie" one would think him a shy,
quiet lad. but as the saying goes, "Looks are only skin
deep." If you don't know the boy who had a mortgage
on the school library, well. here he is. He surprised
many when he sang a solo at the Christmas Assembly.
and who knows. we may have another Nelson Eddy!
Senior Play IV: Tultler Staff II: Tusitulu Paragrapher
IV: Chorus l. ll, IV: Lunch Counter IV.
"The world steps usicle und lets pass the man who knows
where he is going."
"Red" was a man of decisive action: his life was al-
ways full. He was not a man of words: yet his mind
"Mischief sparkles in his eues.
And his lauqhter never dies."
"Rah" was a quiet boy with high ideals mixed with a
little humor. Among the weaker sex he was one of the
most bashful in our class.
"l'olili-ness costs nolhinq and qains euerulhinqf'
Jacob is a fine example of politeness. Coupled with
that. he is intelligent. What more can you ask?
Tennis Team I, II. III. IV. '
BRONCA lf. KAMIENECKA
"A friendlu nature, a helpinq hand.
Wi'llinq and ready to understand."
"Bundy" was the quiet type of a girl. never contrary.
always agreeable. Her Winsome smile and quiet manners
were very attractive to us all.
A. A. IV: Upper Quarter.
"Ambition aspires to ascend."
Annie was a true friend and a grand all-around per-
son. as her activities show.
Basketball III: Volleyball III. IV: Softball III: Li-
brary Club IV: Property Committee of Senior Play IV:
A. A. I. IV: Lunch Counter IV.
"He kept his counsel and went his way."
"Dee" wasn't spectacular. but he made you like him
without knowing why. Quiet in school. he has been
rumored not so quiet elsewhere.
"I would help others out of fellow feeling."
Always kind and willing to help those who knew her.
always eager. Eflie had the will to learn. the perseverance
Home Economics Club I. II, IV.
"A good presence is a letter of recommendation."
Although Doris managed to be late almost every morn-
ing. she was usually to be found in the midst of a crowd
of admirers-need we add, mostly gentlemen?
Home Economics Club I. III. IV: Basketball III:
Softball IIIp Volleyball III.
"Happy am I, from care I'm free:
IVhy uren't they all contented like me."'
'ADub" was an independent and contented sort of fel-
low. We always found him in a merry frame of mind.
He was a friend of everybody, without an enemy in the
Manager of Football IV: Rifle Club III. IV: Tattler
Reporter I: Interclass Football and Basketball IV: Ad-
vertising for A. A. IV.
RICHARD S. KING
"Oh make us happy and you make us good."
The majority of the time "Bus" was happy. He was full
of fun, and popular with the fairer sex. He had quite an
"eye" which was used to good advantage in the Rifle Club
RUTH LIIIIAN KING
"A yir! who can work. a yirl who can play,
A yirl u.'ho's a true friend every day."
Sports! Sports! Did Ruth like them? You just
take a look at those activities and guess.
Basketball III. IV: Softball III. IV: Volleyball III.
IV: Rifle Club IV: Home Economics Club III: A. A.:
Lunch Counter IV.
MARJORIE MARY KIRKORIAN
"Sober, steadfast. and intent."
"Margie" was sober but a good worker and a friend
Home Economics Club II, III, IV: A. A. II, III. IV.
IARGAIKPI-L'L'. O rmunq man. in tht! qouthf'
"Kirky" was silent while in school, but once outside
of school he could hold his own in any crowd. He
never did much as far as school activities go. but we
know that he was never idle for long.
HARRY H. KLEINER
HH. H." ' '
"Thar which belils us is cheerfulness and courage."
"H. H." was one of the smaller boys in our class. His
diminutiveness. however, did not interfere with his par-
ticipation in numerous school affairs. It may be noted,
also. that "H. H.'s" popularity was not limited to his
"The In-st of the sport is to do the deed and sau nothing."
"Suzy" was an active participant in all sports. Her
smile was missed for quite a while, but, thanks to good
luck, or kind fate, we still have it with us.
Tumbling Team III, IV: Basketball III. IV: Volley-
ball III. IV: Softball III. IV: French Club III: Drill
Team IV: Student Leader III, IV: Glee Club I, II, IV:
A. A. Show IV.
"Beaulu lies in blushinq cheeks."
Virginia was a girl who blushed very easily. To some
people this is an asset. to others a handicap. To Virginia
it was definitely an asset.
Basketball III: Art Club II, III. IV.
EDIVIUND JOSEPH KOPKA
"IVhen iou and clulq clash
Let dutu qo to smash."
"Eddie" always seemed to be carefree and easy going,
He was the answer to many a maidens prayer, but his
interests--or interest-were outside school.
Outdoor Club IV: Art Club IV: Band I: "The Turtle
Dove" III: A. A. I, II, III, IV: Interclass Basketball III:
"BUNNY" f I
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenumeo f ,gf
Bernice was greatly interested in tap dancing. reading.
and sports. She was particularly good in high and low
broad jumping. "Bunny" was always smiling and was
"The smile that was childlike and bland."
"Frannie" came to our class in her Junior year from
the High School in Groton. Massachusetts. fitting right
in and quickly making many friends. At Groton High
she participated in basketball and softball, and was a
member of the Dramatics Club there. Her name also
appeared on the staff for the Groton Clarion.
A'CleunIiness is next to qodlinussf'
"Bob" should go far in the business world if his snap-
py appearance has anything to do with it. We're sure
he has danced his way into many of our young ladies'
hearts. for he has a host of friends among the other sex,
Dramatics Club III: Art Club II. III. IV: Junior
Prom Decorator: Art Club Dance Committee.
"His countenance reflects joy."
A big bundle of mirth, and personality. "AIbie" was
always a live wire in anything that happened around
school. He was the answer to a girl's dreams.
Interclass Baseball III: Basketball III: Volleyball III.
Junior Prom Committee: Stage Committee of Senior
Play IV: Stage Committee of A. A. Show: Talent Com-
mittee of A. A. Show: Business Manager of A. A.
taRNi5s'I'1Ne B. KULAS
"A good friend is better than silver und gold."
Ernestine's nickname fits her perfectly. for she is in-
deed a pal to everyone.
Basketball III: Usher Senior Play: Student Leader III:
Tumbling Team III: Press Club IV: Upper Quarter.
"Ambition has no rest!"
In his own quiet way, 'iPhil" accomplished much. and
showed an eager desire to get ahead in his scientific
studies. He was quite a chemistry student, and often
we looked at him in amazement when he came out with
an "A" in a surprise chemistry test. Keep up the good
"Deep brotun eyes running over with glee."
If you think for a minute that "Angie" wasn't in-
terested in athletics-well, just take a look at this list
Basketball III, IV: Tumbling Team III: Drill Team
IV: Volleyball IV: Softball III. IV: Student Leader III.
IV: Rifle Club IV.
"She is pretty to walk with
Ami witty to talk with
Ana' pleasant, too, to think on."
Popular with the girls as well as the boys, "Terry"
was full of fun, always ready for a good time, and she
never lacked an escort.
Home Economics II, III, IV: Chorus Ig Dramatics IV.
"Whit hurry? I still have a whole lifetime."
"Gene" was always very neatly dressed. I-Ie had a
pleasing personality. and could always be depended on to
do his share in any school activity.
Tennis Club I. II. III. IV: Cross Country I, II: Rifle
Club III: Tuttler Reporter III: Senior Play Publicity
"W1'Ih her, merriment is contagious."
Conhdentially, Tasia is one of our best girl athletes.
We don't think that there is any need of mentioning
that wherever Tasia is, there is laughter and fun.
A'R9ddlf, willing, and able."
By "Kay's" long list of activities she certainly proves
she was ready, willing. and able to help.
Dramatics Club II. III: Home Economics Club I. Il:
Glee Club III: Orchestra I: Debating Club III: Art Club
III, IV: Usher for A. A. Show IV: Publicity Committee
for Senior Play,
"For eueruone she had a smile
And made her school daqs all worth while."
Dorothy always worried about her lessons and wanted
to be sure they were just right before she passed them in.
Nevertheless, she could always find time to chat with her
friends and join in their laughter.
"Be silent and safe-silence never betrays you."
"Blondie" was not particular where he sat or what
room he was in. He was always quiet and contented.
He did not enter many school affairs, but we have heard
he was very active with his gun and fishing rod.
"Silence und friendship qo hand in hand."
Julia was a quiet type with a pleasing personality.
She was a true friend to those who knew her.
MELVINA ISABELLE LAPINSKI
UA maid there was of quiet ways."
"Mel" is the type of girl who keeps in the background
and does not fancy holding a position in the limelight.
A. A. II. III: Glee Club I1 Library Club IV.
"Clothes make the man."
The things we shall remember about "Dick" are his
neatness in appearance and his taste for stylish clothes.
Iiootball III: Cross Country III.
RUTH VIRGINIA LEAVER
"The glass of fashion and the mold of form."
When one heard a laugh or a joke during a quiet
moment in the classroom, "Ginny" was usually guilty,
Her ever-keen sense of humor and pleasant personality
conquered all of us.
Art Club: Library Club IV: A. A. I, II, III. IV:
Costume Committee Senior Play: Usher at A. A. Show:
"She thu! was ever futr und never proud-
lltztl tomme ul will and ue! was never loud,"
A quiet and unobtrusive girl was Agnes, and well liked
by all who knew her. She was a girl anyone would be
glad to have as a friend. Good luck, Agnes!
Dramatics Club I, II. III: Library Club IV: Glee Club
I, II, IV: Christmas Assembly III. IV: Upper Quarter.
MARTHA LOUISE LEE
"A LL'Uf77df7lS huir is her crowning qlorqf'
This was really true of Martha's red-gold curls. Per-
haps it was the reflection that made it seem she was al-
ways blushingl She was very quiet in school but once
out was ready for a good time.
Home Economics Club I, III: Glee Club I, II, III.
IV: A. A. I, II. III, IV.
"A crash in the silence."
Whenever you heard an explosion, you might be sure
that "Ed" was somewhere around. To say he was one
of the fun-loving type is putting it mildly.
'iSold, to American tobacco."
"Son" was a noisy and fun-loving fellow. We feel
that with his "line" he should make a successful sales-
Tennis Club III. IV: Tennis IV: A. A. II, III. IV.
LAURE A. LEPAGE
"A girl who quietly wins her way
And does her duty day by day."
"Goldie" appeared very sober at times, but a few
minutes later she would be ready for any merriment.
She worked hard in her studies and achieved good re-
Rifle IV: Dramatics Club: Orchestra: Library Club
IV: Upper Quarter.
"She that has patience may compass anything."
UEvie" is a typical high school girl. She was quiet
in class, but participated in many school activities.
Press Club IV: Dramatics Club III: Tatller Reporter
I. Secretary IV: Head Typist for Tusituluy Upper Quar-
"My tongue within my lips I rein:
For who Ialks much must talk in vain."
I-Iarlan's tall and stately figure reminded one of Lin-
coln. His quiet manner bespoke a thoughtful mind.
Rifle Club: Stage Committee Chairman. Senior Play
IV: Upper Quarter.
" 'Tis well to be merry and wise,
'Tis well to be honest and true."
Dorothy goes about all day with a smile on her face
and a witty remark on her lips. Besides being active in
the school's athletic activities. she made a decided hit in
the Senior Play.
A. A. I, II, III. IV: Basketball III: Rifle Club IV:
Volleyball III: Drill Team IV: Senior Play: Dramatics
Club: Home Economics III. IV: Student Leader III, IV.
"A salesman's heart had she."
"Cille" was a good sport and everybody enjoyed her
company. Her curly hair was the envy of her many
Dramatics Club: Costume Committee for Stage Door:
A. A. I. II. III. IV.
PETER JOSEPH I.OJKO
"Quietness is best."
"Pete" was certainly not the boisterous type, but
those who knew him spoke highly of his excellence as a
Band I: Assistant Manager Basketball IV: Interclass
"Silence and friendship qo hand in hand."
"Jackie" was a quiet girl. This was especially shown
during school-except in study halls, perhaps. That
twinkle in her eye was ever present. If you took par-
ticular notice you would have seen that "Jackie" was up
to the minute in fashions.
Home Economics Club.
"ll's nice to be natural
If you are naturally nice."
Shirley was indeed naturally nice. one of those girls in
whom the class of '39 will always take 'great pride.
Shirley is planning on being a teacher. and we know
that she will be very successful in this field.
French Club Ill, IV: Usher at Senior Play IV: Up-
"Politeness costs nothing and gains everything."
'iTiny" is well known for her skill on the accordion
She played it beautifully in the A. A. Vaudeville III. IV:
Tattler Reporter I: Orchestra I: Upper Quarter,
MARY HELEN MARKEWICH
"A pal to all, and a grand good sport."
As can be seen from her record. "Marky" was an all-
Basketball III, IV: Softball III, IV: Tumbling Team
III, IV: Volleyball III. IV: Drill Team III, IV: Tennis
Club III: Rilie Club IV: A. A. I, II, III, IV.
"A smiling face makes many friends."
"Gussy's" smile brought him many friends while in
school. He also had a pleasing personality.
Senior Play Stage Committee IV: A. A. Show Stage
Committee IV: Track Team II. III, IV: Cross Country
III: Interclass Basketball III, IV: Volleyball III, IV.
"I came, I saw, 1 conquered-sometimes."
"Porkchops" was very good natured. Never was he
seen without that broad smile of his: this doubtless ac-
counts for his great popularity. He was very active dur-
ing his four years, and was always willing to help in any
Baseball III, IV: Football II, III, IV: Art Club I, II.
III, IV: Business Manager III: Usher for Graduation III:
"Nothing can come out in the artist
Thats not in the man."
"Freddy" was our all-around boy whose scholastic
standing was high. He has proved his efficiency in his
many responsible achievements. "Freddy's" shining en-
deavour was his excellent work in the art room. We see
a great future ahead for him in this Held.
Football II, III: Art Club: Paragrapher for Tusitalag
Upper Quarter: Prophet.
"As joyful as u clrum at a wedding,"
"Doc" always seemed to be enjoying himself. His
ever-present smile was gratefully received by his many
friends. and that twinkle in his eyes warns us of the
mischief typical of him.
Talller Reporter I: A. A. Dance Committee.
"All things ure eusu that are done wi'llz'nqIy."
Evelyn always did tl little more work than was re-
quired for a homework assignment and had an equally
willing spirit about extra typing jobs on short notice.
If you keep that spirit. "Evie," you're bound to suc-
A. A. IV: Press Club IV: Dramatics Club III. IV:
Home Economics Club II. III: Upper Quarter.
.IOSEPIIINE R. MAZEIKA
"So quiet, mlm, and kind In mrmq ways."
"Josie" was a very quiet girl and seldom spoke unless
she was spoken to.
A. A. III. IVi Home Economics Club III, IV.
"The Hutlson MlIllIl'f. "
Besides having a winning smile which won him many
friends. "Mac" also had a winning wav when it came
Stage Committee Drama Day III. IV: Stage Com-
mittee Senior Play IV: Interclass Gymnastics III. IV:
Gym Manager IV.
"For all his quietnf-ss, his mind was busty."
l'Mac" was one of our quiet. resourceful students.
While he was not very active in outside activities. A'Mac"
certainly showed his activity in class by his ready answers.
"There are many wuus to fame."
"Speed" had amazing running ability and showed it
on numerous occasions. Amazing, too. was his ability
to hold the teacher's attention focused on him for periods
at a time. No one ever was unaware of his presence in
Cross Country II, III, IV, Captain IV: Track II. III.
IV. All-State III, All-State Mile Champion: Interclass
Basketball III, IV: Wrestling III, IV: Volleyball III,
IV: Softball Ill, IV.
"Sober, steadfast, and intent."
"Beesie" was known as a very quiet girl, who never
troubled anyone. Her shyness, however, hides a world
of pep and gaiety.
Cilee Club I: Dramatics Club II: A, A.: Upper Quar-
"Quiet, serene. but full of fun."
Carmen was the envy of many girls for her good taste
in clothes. She is very fond of sports. and as a roller
skater, shes tops.
Volleyball IV: Basketball IV: A. A.: Home Econom-
ics Club I, III, IV: Rifle Club IV.
"A pal to all and a grand good sport."
Everybody knew "Coon," and "Coon" knew every-
body. He was a friendly person with a good sense of
humor. Paul was a great sports enthusiast both from
a player's and a spectators view point.
Golf III. IV: Cross Country III: Interclass Basketball
III. IV: Interclass Football IV: Volleyball III, IV: Art
Club Il. III. IV.
"A silent tongue and u true heart are the most
admirable things on earth."
"Ann" was a very quiet and dignified person. but we
rather fancy that she had a glint of mischief in her eve.
"fl good reputation is better than moneuf'
"Herbie's" good disposition made him one of the most
popular boys in his class, liked equally by boys and girls.
He was very active and very dependable. as his activities
Iiootball IV: Tennis III, IV: Junior Usher at Gradu-
ation H7383 Chairman of Ticket Committee of Senior
Play: Advertising Committee A. A. IV: Tatller Reporter
I: Business Manager Senior Class: A. A. I. II. Ill, IV:
Cross Country I: Track IV: Interclass Wrestling III. IV:
Basketball IV: Volleyball III. IV: Softball III, IV.
"He was so still
Ont- was almost unaware
Tha! he was there."
"Vv'illy" was shy as the day is long: this shyness was
not only in school but everywhere he Went. In spite of
this his standing on our popularity list was by no means
.l. COIIIIVIAN IVIGCAS
"You should pu! uoitr best foot fortuartlf'
".l. P." always appeared to take his studying seriously.
but he also liked a good time. We wish you luck in
the future, ".l. P."I
Chortts I: A. A. I. II. III, IV: Drama Day Com-
mittee III: 'lttttlt-r Reporter III: Riflery IV: Property
Committee for Senior Play: Upper Quarter.
'AA trttlty modes! I'el1ot.t.'."
flock." who is .1 very quiet boy, is well-liked by all
who know him.
Ifoothall Squad III. IV: Baseball Team IV: A. A.
"lVhost' uoulh was full of foolish noise."
"Barb" may have heen small. but she certainly was a
nice girl and very active in school doings,
Art Cluh III. IV: Dramatics Club III. IV: Informa-
tion Committee lor Drama Day III: Information Com-
mittee for Music lfestival III: Paragrapher for Tttsrtala
IV: A. A. l. ll. Ill. IV.
I.II.I.IAN AMES MOORE
"1-I blush on the face is better than a blot on the heartf
Lillian has an air of innocence about her which is
quite intriguing. Where did you get those rosy cheeks
"The will to do, the soul to dare."
Marguerite is a quiet girl with mischievous eyes and a
Home Economics Club I. II, III. IV.
"A shy face is better than a forward heart."
4'Ginnie" was another one of the quiet members of
our class. but was a true friend to all who sought her
acquaintance. On the side. she was a great lover of
horses. "Ride 'emf' Ginnief
French Club III. IV: Ticket Committee for Senior
"A wise man reflects before he speaks."
"Flash" was a quiet person. but a good friend of
everybody who knew him. He was a good singer-in
fact. the best tenor in our chorus.
Cross Country IV: Track III. IV: Interclass Basket-
ball'III. IV: Interclass Volleyball III: Chorus I. II.
III. IV: Christmas Assembly IV.
ADRIENNE I. MORSE
"A soft uoice bespealzs a aentle manner."
Adrienne always appeared quiet in class. but we sus-
pect that she was full of fun outside of the classroom.
By glancing at Adriennes activities, we can see that she
found time to take part in many school affairs besides
maintaining high scholarshio.
Basketball: Volleyball: Softball: Tumbling: French
Club III. IV: Press Club IV: Senior Play IV: Upper
"With all the virtues of the aueraqe man."
"Bill" is a quiet. unassuming boy, whose friendship
is prized by those fortunate enough to know him well.
He possesses a quality rare in these days of thoughtless-
ness in youth-namely. good manners. His ambition is
to be a state trooper. We know he'll make a good one.
for he has all the necessary qualifications to make him
an A Number I trooper.
FRANCIS CREIGHTON MULVANITY
"A friend with all, an enemu with none."
"Mill" was a true friend of everyone who knew him,
His good-nature is one secret of his great popularity.
Here's luck. i'Mul," and congratulations on your ap-
pointment to Annapolis.
Iirench Club III: Housing Committee during Music
Ifestival III: Band IV: Upper Quarter: Class Prophet.
JULIA BERNICI2 NADZEIKA
"A pennyworlh of mirth is worth a pound of sorrow."
"Julie" is intelligent, humorous. versatile, a good sport
and a very good actress. That is a diflicult description to
live up to, but "Julie" is all of this.
Chorus I. II: Dramatics Club II. IV: Press Club IV:
Library Club IV: French Club IV: A. A. I. II, III. IV:
Senior Play IV: Cast of "Crossing Bridges" IV: Upper
"He had a miqhtu miml for Iulkinuf'
Johns pet hobby was talking, and he was very good
at it so far as school activities go. No one has par-
ticipated in them more than he. John was our class
politician and don't be surprised if he goes far in that
line in the future.
Interclass Basketball: Volleyball: Baseball III. IV:
Tennis Club II: A, A. President IV: Junior Class Presi-
dent III: Cheer Leader IV: Chairman Junior Prom III:
A. A. Vaudeville IV: Advertising A. A. Vaudeville IV:
Ticket Committee Senior Play IV: Usher Graduation III.
"11's un east! world lo live in.
If tfou choose to make it so."
"Pinky" took life rather easily. Although she be-
lieved in sensible moderation, she took time for a few
Talller Reporter I: Home Economics IV: Volleyball
IV: Softball III: Basketball III. IV.
"A man of letters and of manners. too."
Robert was very witty both in speech and writing.
No one can forget the amusing characters he portrayed
in school plays. Incidentally, he always stole the whole
show. He brought honor to the school by his prize-
winning Scholastic essay.
Senior Play IV: Associate Editor Tattler IV: French
Club: Dramatic Club: Library Clubl "The Trysting
Place" IV: Tusitala Paragrapher.
"A mind free from care."
"Dick" was one of those boys blessed with a good
hearty laugh, and was what anyone would call a "good
"He is wise who talks but little."
Silence is the virtue for which A'Laduke" was known.
He knew when to speak and when not to. He was a
good-natured fellow with many friends.
Track Team II. III, IV.
"Why will men worry themselves so?"
"Bob's" quiet, genial personality won for him many
friends. He was a conscientious fellow whose constant
fear of poor marks was quite needless. Keep up the
good work. 'ABob."
Cheer Leader IV: Band I, II. III, IV: Tattler Re-
porter II, III.
"Bt-gone, old care, I prithee beqone from me."
"Al" was a fun-loving individual, never very still. His
willingness to talk caused many a teacher trouble. He
seemed not to have a care in the world while in school.
but we know he worked hard outside.
Captain Parallel Team IV.
"Men ure meng the best sometimes foz'qeI."
Several classes were often honored by l-ionel's pres-
ence as he returned after some forgotten article. His
good nature and jovial manner more than made up. how-
ever. for his slips of memory, and gave him a place in
the hearts of all his friends.
LUCILLE 'l'Hlil.lVlA OUELLE'I"l'E
"Laugh cmd the world laughs with qouf'
Lucille always amused her classmates with her class-
room quizzes between the teacher and herself. Many
friends will miss that friendly smile she displayed to
Tultler Reporter I. III: A. A. IV: Home Economics
Club I. II. IV: Glee Club I: "Turtle Dove" III.
"Weak is the jot! which is never weuriedf'
Shirley was a grand sport. and entered into activities
very willingly. "Pagie" was very pleasant and always
greeted one with .1 pretty smile.
A. A. I. II, Ill. IV: Cilee Club IV.
"The man wilh the good right arm."
An athlete of unspoiled and unsophisticated manner:
a very pleasant person with a horse laugh. and a story
ready to tell-that in brief was "Poli"
liootball II. III. IV: Baseball II. III, IV: Basketball
Manager IV: Tatller Reporter IV.
DENA G. PANAGOUSTAS
"Know prudent. cuulious self-control is w1'sdom's root."
Dena was always welcomed into any group. for she is
the kind of person who can get along with anyone.
Dramatics Club IV: French Club IV: Library Club
IV: Upper Quarter.
"Men are of two kinds. and he
Is of the kind I'd like to be."
One of the nicest boys of our class. "Jim" was well-
liked by everyone.
Football Squad Il, III, IV: Advertising Committee
A. A. Vaudeville IV: Tatller Reporter IV: Leader of
the Girls' Drill Team IV.
"Where there's music there can be no harm."
"Frankie" is a husky. energetic person whose ambition
is to be a swing band leader. Heres wishing you suc-
Football III: Tennis Team I. II, III. IV: Tusitala
Paragrapher: Band I. II, III, IV: Upper Quarter.
'AI let others worry,-I have fun."
"Bernie" could be found wherever anything was hap-
pening. I-Ie attended all school functions and was al-
ways the center of attraction.
Tennis Club II, III: Dramatics Club III, IV: A. A.
I, II, III, IV.
"Ambition knows no risks."
Lucille was a very conscientious girl who always did
her homework and helped the laggers with theirs. She
was quiet. but by no means retiring.
Art Club III. IV: Basketball III: Softball Ill: Junior
and Senior Prom Decorations III: Upper Quarter.
WINSLOW C. PAYNE
"And skills 11 iou to :mu man,"
"Payney" was always wrapped up in some new type
of model airplane. Who knows but that we have an-
other Sikorsky in our midst?
"Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for
Gregory is a boy interested both in his studies. espe-
cially mathematics. and in other activities as well. He
reads quite a good deal. and he is very much interested
in guns. We hope that he will be able to achieve his
goal and attend West Point.
Football II, III.
RENA MAY PETERS
"A good tongue has seldom need to beg attention."
"Peter" has a mind of her own and, when the occasion
demands. speaks it.
Chorus I, IV: Home Economics Club I, II, III, IV.
"Health and cheerfulness make beauty:
Fznerg and rosmetzcs cost many a lie."
Have you ever seen 'AKitty" without a friend? Is it
her beauty or her brilliance or her friendliness that makes
her so popular? Whatever it is, we're sure she will
have friends wherever she goes.
Vice-President French Club III, President IV: Dramatics
Club II. III, IV: Library Club IV: Chorus I, II: Ticket
Committee A. A. Vaudeville III: Ticket Committee State
Drama Day III: Press Club IV: A. A. I, II, III, IV,
"Business is pleasure."
"Don" was intelligent and a business-like fellow. not
to be swayed by opinion nor emotion.
Tattler Reporter III: Tusitala Paragrapherg Football
II. III, IV.
GARDNER B. PICKERING
"You do the talkinqg I act."
"Bixby" wasnt one to push himself ahead. I-Ie was
the plodding type who get there first by taking things
Football II. III.
"A gif! has be. wlzzieh few possess-
He is an ar1z'sl."
A man of few words. Raymond let his paintbrush and
pencil speak for him. They spoke very eloquent lan-
guage indeed. Much beautiful art work in the art room.
including murals in the art room ofhce and the teachers'
dining room. will testify to this.
Art Club II. III, IV: Vice-President of Art Club III:
Junior and Senior Prom Decorations ll. III. IV: Tultler
Art Committee III, IV: Tusitalu Illustrator: Upper
"He wears u tznreersal qrinf'
"Tibi" had loads of pals. because he was always iolly.
That which he is. he will continue to be-a friend to
one. a friend to all.
Intcrclass Basketball III. IV: Baseball III. IV.
'fln her was the lone of fun."
"Jan" was very athletic and took part in all gym
activities. Dancing was her favorite pastime. She was
well-liked by her classmates.
Basketball IV: Volleyball IV: Drill Team IV: Stu-
dent Gym Leader. f
"On with the dance! Le! iog be unconhnedf'
"Small Fry" was one of our best girl dancers. She
was also quite a roller skater, Although she probably
spent much time perfecting her skating. she found time
for some of the school activities.
Senior Play IV: Basketball III. IV: Volleyball III.
IV: Softball III, IV: Student Leader III. IV: Rifle Club
IV: Drill Team IV.
"1just flutter my way along."
Greta was one of the most light-hearted people in the
class. She wasn't bothered by anything and figured
that, if left alone. any situation would smooth itself
Art Club II, III. IV: Tumbling Team III: Volleyball
III. IV: Home Economics: A. A.
HOWARD BliNNIiT'I' PORTER, JR.
"With zz qounq and uuu heart."
"Splash" was the "child prodigy" of the Dramatics
Club. He was in many of the school plays, and always
took the part of the "gay youth" with proper abandon.
Dramatics Club IV: Stage Door IV: "Trysting Place"
IV: "Crossing Bridges" IV.
oiiiwpow PUCKli'l'T 1 '
"ll mailers not wha! qou are though! to be,
but what uou ure."
Nothing under the sun seemed to bother "Nini." His
smiles and giggles kept the classes awake.
Orchestra I: History Dance Committee IV: Chorus I.
"Ile is silent. he is Shu,
liul theres T771-5iChllL'f In his elle."
Iforever in an argument-that's "Doc." His speech
and ideals are always high. No matter what he chooses
in life. he is bound for the top.
Interclass Basketball III, IV.
.IULIA FRANCES PUTIS
"She speulrx, Imelvtlues. cmd ucls just us she ought."
Julia was a very quiet and studious girl in the Up-
Home Ifconomics Club III. IV,
"Quit-1, sleudtf. and never late."
Pearl was greatly interested in sports and was a good
sport herself. She may have been small. but her am-
bitions and abilities were great.
Basketball III, IV: Basketball Coach III, IV: Volley-
hal-l III. IV: Student Leader III, IV: Girls' Drill Team
IV: A. A. I. II, III, IV.
ANNE ELIZA BETH RATOF
"Quiet, serene, but full of fun."
Ann was very quiet. but was appreciated by her class-
mates as a valuable friend. She could always tell us
what the next day's assignment was.
Tultler Reporter II: Glee Club I, II, III: A. A. II,
III, IV: Upper Quarter.
"Whatever he did,
Was done with ease."
"Dan" will be remembered as one of our foremost
athletes. His ease in putting a basketball in the basket
was more than some of us could understand. "Dan"
was admired by everyone, especially by the girls, and we
know how much he'll be missed in the athletic teams.
Football II, III, IV: Basketball II, III, Captain IV:
Track IV: Tattler Reporter IV,
"Every sport must haue its spectators."
Guy was a dyed-in-the-wool fan. He took active
part in few activities, but was always loyally on hand to
cheer the teams on to victory.
French Club III.
E FRANK RICHARDSON A
i , "FRANKIE"
"His faults are few, his friends many."
Frank was everybody's friend. He had a smile and
greeting for everyone. The class showed their appre-
ciation of him when they elected him senior president.
Frank was very versatile and was quite an artist, Evi-
dence of his artistic ability may be found in the mural
in the teachers' dining room.
Art Club II, III. IV, Treasurer Art Club II, Vice-
President Art Club III: Assistant Tattler Art Editor
II, III: Junior and Senior Prom Decorations III, IV:
Graduation Usher III: President IV: A. A. I, II. III, IV:
Lunch Counter IV: Tusitala Advisory Committee IV:
Chairman Senior Play Publicity Committee IV: Upper
"Still to be neat, still to be dressed
As you were qoinq to u feast."
"Peter" was noted for her neatness and good taste.
Her varietv and quantity of jewelry was admired by
everyone. She was a girl who spoke without being
loud and who never lost her poise nor dignity.
Art Club II, III, IV: Junior and Senior Prom Deco-
rations II, III, IV.
"I um weullhu in mg friends,"
"Roy" was a cheerful fellow always smiling. He
brightened up many a dull class room with his ingenious
inventions or bright remarks. He was an authority on
the lford car. but could talk on almost any subject.
Interclass Wrestling: Hockey lVg Senior Play Stage Com-
"To know him was ci privilege."
"Bill's" love for sciences was shown by his excellent
work in the math classes. We always saw him at all the
school dances. and he certainly knew how to win a prize
Orchestra I: Tusilula Paragrapher: Upper Quarter.
"When is not quick on his feel will stumble."
Of course you've seen "Punchy" doing some of his
tricks. for he is an indispensable part of the tumbling
ttam. It is amazing to us "landlubbers" to see him "fly
through the air with the greatest of ease."
Tumbling Team III. IV: lnterclass Basketball Champs
IV: Interclass Wrestling III: Volleyball III: A. A. Show
"Kind heurls are altuatfs humble."
Roland was one of the big boys of our class. He was
quiet. hard working. kind hearted and studious. His
helpful Ways have gained him many friends.
"His limbs were cus! in munlu mould."
"Porky's" chief delights were either catching behind
homefplate or kicking a football. He certainly showed
great ability in doing bolh.
Baseball II. III. IV: liootball II, III: All-State Fool-
ball Team IV: Tuliler Reporter IV.
"Wisdom in the mind is better than moneu in the hand."
Jean always surprised us by remembering the little
things that we had studied in our younger days and
forgotten. That girl surely has a good memory!
Press Club IV: Debating Club IV: A. A. I, II, IV:
"Silence is the voice of wisdom."
A quiet and steady sort of person, Anna has won both
the respect and the affection of her many friends.
Tumbling Team III: Volleyball Team III: Library
Club IV: Home Economics Club I. III, IV: Ticket Com-
mittee Senior Play IV: Glee Club I: A. A. I, II, III, IV.
ELEANOR RITA SEAMAN
"Theres credit in being jolly."
Rita was full of fun in and out of classes, She made
many friends, and her winning smile and cheerful dis-
position were two of the characteristics which made her
Volleyball III, IV: Art Club I, II, III: Tumbling Team
III: Tattler Reporter II.
"Size never shows ability."
Although Paul wasn't very big, he proved to be a
great asset to our track team. You wouldn't have to
look twice to know why we called him A'Red,"
Cross Country II: Track II, III, IV: Ticket Com-
mittee Senior Play IV.
CLAIRE M. SI-IEA
"Le-arninq not for its sake alone."
If virtue is its own reward, surely Claire is rich. No
more virtuous person is to be found: none more per-
severing: none better-liked.
Dramatics Club II, III, IV: French Club III, IV: Prop-
erty Committee Drama Day III: Senior Play: A. A. I.
II, III, IV: Press Club IV: Paragrapher Tusitulu: Chorus
I, II: Upper Quarter.
HA! ull l luuqh, he lauqhs no doubt:
The only difference is l dare laugh out."
Whether the day was bright or dreary, "Jan" always
had her sunny disposition. Through her four years at
high school her friends were many. We hear she wants
to be a nurse. Good luck. ".Ian"l
"I elmtter. chatter as I ao."
'4Chubby" certainly liked to talk. She was always
ready to give her opinion on any question that interested
Home Economics II, III, IV,
"The secret of suecess is constancy to purpose."
We shall always have pleasant memories of Marie.
She was very quiet. but a friend to all.
Member of A. A.: Home Economics Club I, II, III,
IV: Upper Quarter.
LORRAINE SHERMAN -I "
"Catch that glint of n71'.sehtief in her t-ue."'
Although she seemed serious now and then. "Rainee"
was really a gay person, attentive in class. and popular
among the students.
Glee Club I. II. III: Tuttler Reporter II, III: Candy
Committee A. A. Show IV: Senior Play IV: Senior
Vice-President: Christmas Assembly IV: Press Club IV:
"He was smull but he was mighty."
"Shorty" was one of our conscientious boys. but al-
ways ready when there was any excitement about. His
friends are many. and he was always ready to help out in
any way. He was in all the athletic activities in which
his height did not handicap him too greatly.
Cross Country II, III: Track II, Assistant Track
Manager II, III. Manager IV: Tumbling III, IV: Wrest-
ling III, IV: Senior Play Stage Committee IV: A. A.
Vaudeville and Stage Committee IV: Upper Quarter:
JAMES A. SI-IORTELI.
i'You have the yift of imptidence: he thankful:
Every man has not the like talent."
"Shorty" was always found where there was fun to
be had. His practical jokes and witty remarks were fre-
quently the source of a good laugh. Although "happy-
go-lucky" he often presented many intelligent arguments
in class. As a businessman in the Senior Play, one of
his many hidden talents was brought to light,
Tattler Reporter I: Senior Play.
"Men of few words are the best men."
"Joe" did not make as much noise as other "fellers"
did. but this did not stop him from making many friends.
He was an ardent naturalist.
MARIE BESSIE SLATTERY
"LouabIe, happy, and sincere,
To many friends she is most dear."
"Betty" was always eager to please everyone. and she
always did. She was a good student, liked by her teach-
ers as well as her classmates. and participated in outside
Interclass Basketball III: Dramatics Club IV: A. A.
I. II, III, IV: Library Club IV: Senior Play Usher IV:
Tattler Reporter II: Home Economics II: Upper Quarter.
"A yood name is better than riches."
"Betty" was well-known and well-liked by both
teachers and classmates. She was always ready to lend a
helping hand towards the school activities. She was an
ideal committee chairman.
Chairman of Properties Committee on Drama Day
III: Co-chairman of Property Committee of Senior Play
IV: Paragrapher of Tusitalaz l.unch Counter IV: A. A.
I, II. III. IV.
"Be silent always when you doubt your sense
Ana' speak. tho sure, with seemznq diffidencef'
If one did get rich by remaining silent, "Charlie"
would be a millionaire. Despite his quietness, he was
well-liked by all who knew him.
Interclass Volleyball III.
"Don'l let tl bother you,
ll doesn'l worry me."
Nobody will ever forget "Billie," The way she en-
tered class one second before the bell would ring was
really an art in itself. She was one of our prettiest and
best-dressed girls, and her personality made her liked by
Orchestra I. II, III: Senior Play Costume Committee
IV: 'l'a1ller lfashion Editor IV: Art Club III, IV: Press
Cl.ll5lfORD STANLEY SPENCER
"I doubt his cltmciny days are over."
"Spence" seemed to be always hindered by some in-
jury, but none of these proved so serious as to keep him
away from dances. His popularity was chiefly a result of
Tumbling Team III. IV: Interclass Basketball, Foot-
"Try to mulze me t1ngry,+I dare you."
"Doc" couldn't get sore at anyone if he tried. I-Ie
got along placably with everyone. That is something
which we all must admire.
Track III: Chorus I, II: Ticket Committee Senior
History Dance IV.
"He argued high, he argued low,
He also argued 'round about him."
"Steppy's" chief delight was to engage in a friendly
argument in the classroom. Although he was often
vanquished, he met defeat with a smile.
Track I: Football II: Interclass Baseball III: A. A.
MARY JANE STEELE
"fl cheerful temper will make beauty ullrarliue and
Jane had a pleasing personality and a photogenic pro-
Hle. She was always willing to lend a helping hand.
No wonder she was well-liked by her classmates!
Dramatics Club III: Art Club III, IV: Basketball III:
"A winninq wail. a friendly smile,
In all, a qirl quite worth while,"
One never saw "Pat" without a smile. Her won-
derful personality will be a great help to her in her fu-
ture career. which we hear is to be nursing. "Pat" was
very active in school and she also managed to have
enough time for her studies.
Basketball III. Coach IV: Chorus II. III. IV: Softball
III, IV: Student Leader IV: Library Club IV: Cheer
Leader III. IV: State Music Festival III. IV: Volleyball
IV: Tumbling Team III. IV: Drill Team IV: Dra-
matics Club III. IV: Usher Senior Play IV: Vice-Presif
dent of Junior Class: A. A. III. IV: Upper Quarter.
A'We all admire an athlete:
What more could be said?"
Edmund certainly was one of our best track men and
went about it as though he enjoyed it.
Track I. II. III. Captain IV: Baseball II.
RITA MARY SUC1I-IRUE
"She speaks. behaves, and acts just as she ought."
Rita could always be relied upon to do quickly and
thoroughly the many duties given her. and to master
her lessons in the same eflicient way. No wonder she
came out third in our class!
Dramatics Club II. III. IV: lirench Club III. IV:
Member of A. A. Il. III. IV: Press Club IV: Upper
"Who mixed reason with pleasure. wisdom with mirth."
"Sully" was a boy of many activities. both in school
and outside. He was popular with all. and one friend
not soon to be forgotten.
Football III. IV: Ciolf II. Captain III. IV: Property
Committee. Drama Day III:,TatIler Reporter IV: As-
sociate Editor Tusitala IV: Usher Graduation III: Lunch
"Good things come in small packages."
A jovial little fellow was "Susky." There was never
a dull moment when he was around. "Susky" didn't
enter in much as far as school activities go. but we know
he kept his time well occupied.
"She is full of fun,
She is full of life."
"Pepper" certainly deserved her nickname. We can't
remember seeing her when she wasn't full of fun. with a
cheerful smile for all. Keep your sunny disposition.
Chorus III, IV: Student Leader IV.
"I will be brief."
Marshall never had very much to say, but he was a
dance enthusiast. and if there was going to be a school
dance you could usually count on his being present.
A. A. I, II. III, IV: Tutller Reporter IV: Riflery IV.
"Reserve and prudence are redeeming quuI1'ties."
Anna was a girl of few words, though her thoughts
were many. She was always patient. always sincere.
Chorus I, II, III.
"A quiet tongue shows a wise head."
"Stoney" certainly was one of our quietest classmates.
We hear she is quite fond of the movies. and detective
stories. but yet her studies were usually done.
Home Economics Cluh.I, II, III, IV.
"A winninq wuq, a pleasant smile
Drr-ssl! so neu! and quite in stale."
What else is there to say about "Tibby"? Her quo-
tation tells all except that she belonged to the A. A. I,
II, IV, and was on the Upper Quarter.
"Good-natured, ues. and studious. too.
She is one of the favored few."
"Ginny" always had a cheery smile for everyone. and
she was a steady worker. She was also one of our
talented actresses. as was evident in Stage Door.
Chorus I. II: Prench Club III, IV: Senior Play IV:
Library Club IV: Dramatics Club IV: A. A. I. II. III.
IV: Press Club IV: Upper Quarter.
ANNE ELIZABETH TRAVERS
"Warm hearted, sparkling with fun:
Shes sure to win qou before she's done."
If you were a friend of Anne's. she was a friend of
yours. Anne was Well-liked by her many companions
and was always out looking for a good time. She en-
joyed doing things. as can be seen by her activities.
Senior Play Usher IV: A. A. Candy Committee IV:
A. A. Show Usher IV: A. A. I, II, III, IV: Glee Club
I. II, III. IV: Tusilulu Paragrapber.
"Free and easy."
"Ray" was carefree. never worrying too much no
matter what came, a real gentleman, and a good sport.
Football III: Track III, IV: Interclass Basketball IV.
"I feel in every smile a chain."
One never found "Ciaybe" without a smile on her
lips or a pleasant remark to give to anyone. She was
an active student both in school and sports. and a tal-
ented actress-who could forget "Terry Randalln?
Glee Club I. II, III: Property Committee All-State
Drama Day III: Student Leader III, IV: Library Club
IV: Dramatics III, IV: Tennis III: Debating III, IV.
President Debating Club IV: A. A. I. II. III. IV: Sec-
retary A. A. IV: Outdoor Club IV. Vice-President Out-
door Club IV: Upper Quarter: Staqe Door IV.
"I will do what I can or a little less."
"Bob" never seemed hurried. Always calm and re-
served. he went about in his leisurely way and never
bothered anyone. It was very seldom, indeed. that he
did more work than was asked of him. For aviation.
however. he had genuine enthusiasm.
"She is ull u modern qirl should be."
I,ois was one of the best known girls in High School.
.1 fact which can be attributed to her numerous activities.
In spite of her many interests she never neglected her
Orchestra I, Il, III, IV: Taltler Staff II, III. IV: Cheer
I.eader III. IV: Dramatics Club: Press Club IV: Drama
Day Hostess III: Glee Club I, II: "The Trysting Place"
IV: Upper Quarter.
"And terluinlu he was a good fellow."
How "Chack" could olay the flute! He made good
use of his musical ability throughout his four years, as is
evidenced by his activities.
Band I. II, III. IV: Orchestra I, II. III, IV: All-State
Orchestra I. II. III, IV: Lunch Counter IV: Talller Re-
"Alwaus at the same steadu speed."
"Johnny" never went too fast, but never went too
slow, was never too noisy. but never too quiet-a good
fellow for a friend.
'ASo quiet, calm. und kind in many wausf'
"Nella" was a very quiet girl who never bothered any-
body. She was a good friend, kind, and always ready
to help anyone in need.
Home Economics Club IV.
RACHEL T. VAILLANCOURT
"Little lhinqs are pretty."
"Ray" was small and pert and, oh, so friendly. It
really made you feel good to have her say hello to you.
because she said it so convincingly.
I.ibrary Club IV: Dramatics IV: State Chorus III:
Home Economics Club III.
A'For all his qulelness his mind wus husuf'
4'Scoop" was one of our best-natured classmates. He
had a favorite corner on the ground floor. Remember
HOLLIS VAN AMRINGE
Besides being a bandman "Van" was also an all-
Band I. II, III, IV: Orchestra I, II, III, IV: Senior
Play, Property Committee IV: Dramatics Club II, III:
Tennis Club II: A. A. I, II, III, IV: Lunch Counter
IV: All-State Orchestra III, IV.
"Laugh and the world laughs with won."
"Vasy" is another girl who likes sports.
Baseball: Basketball: Volleyball: Girls' Drill Team:
Student Leader III, IV.
"Speech is u mirror of the soul."
"Kees" list of activities certainly shows that he was
constantly on the Ngo." He was well-known and liked
by both the girls and the boys of his class.
Dramatics Club III, IV: Debating Club III. IV: Sen-
ior Play: Tattler Reporter I: Cheer Leader IV: A. A.
Vaudeville IV: Property Committee of Drama Day Fes-
tival III: Usher at '38 Graduation: Chorus I. II. III:
Debating Team III. IV: Upper Quarter.
"He was a qentleman from sole lo crown."
"Veto" always knew when to talk and when not to.
knowledge which was a help to his teachers. He was
also a person who could be called a true friend.
Interclass Baseball III, IV: Basketball III, IV: Football
III. IV: Volleyball III, IV.
MARY If. VIIENS
"l'Ieusunt tolnpuntf alone makes this life tolerable."
Although Mary is quiet in the classroom. we all know
that she can be counted on for pleasant company.
A. A. I. II. III, IV: Cjlee Club I. II. III. IV: Tick-
et Committee Senior Play: Usher A. A, Vaudeville: Home
Iiconomics Club I. III. IV.
"ln his own quiet :mtl KI!-fl-tlCl7I llftlll.
Ile uitomplislwcl his task duty after dau."
"Doc" was one of the quiet and serious-minded boys
in our class. He didn't participate very much in school
activities. but he devoted much outside time to construct-
ing model airplanes. No one was surprised that he
achieved Upper Quarter.
"Speech is great: but silence better."
"Dot" certainly took right hold of our new gym work,
She also was a girl who took studying quite seriously.
Basketball III. IV: Volleyball III. IV: Softball III.
IV: Girls' Drill Team IV: Dramatics Club III. IV.
"'I'o love the qarm' uhoue the prize,
A hail-fellowewell-met sort of girl. Ilthel is not only
active in all things athletic about school. but she is also
one of ottr mOSl popular people.
Captain Basketball Team III. IV: Volleyball Team
III. IV. Captain III: Captain Drill Team IV: Tumbling
Team III. IV. Captain IV: Music Iiestival III: A. A. I.
II. III. IV: A. A. Show IV: Lunch Counter IV: Rifle
Club IV: Glee Club I. II. III. IV: Student I.eader III.
IV: Softball Team III. IV: Christmas Assembly II.
"I"or' all his quietness his mind was busty."
NVhere friendship counted. as it always does, "Esau
stood high. A true friend he was. and one with a
cheerful word for all.
"He laughs and fools the whole dag long.
And life for him is but a song."
When "Maxie" tumbles he falls very lightly. How-
ever, once he didn't-it was for a girl.
Tumbling III, IVg Interclass Basketball III. IV: A. A.
. "A friendlif nature, u helping hand.
W1'lling and ready to understand,"
Mildred was one of our able art students. She has
the knack of making friends easily. and once a friend
always a friend.
Art Club: Senior Play, Publicity Committee: Tczttler,
Assistant Art Editor: Home Economics Clubg A. A.:
Tumbling Team: Rifle Club.
"Let the world slide."
"Norm" seems rather quiet until you know him. He
has that easy way about him that made his friends many.
He can accomplish good work with a minimum of effort.
"To him who is determined it remains only to act."
"You've got to be a football hero to get along with
the beautiful girls." Frank was a "hit" with both boys
and girls because of his brawn and good looks.
Football II, III. IV: Basketball III. IV: Tultler Re-
porter IVQ Graduation Usher III.
"Petite in size-qreut in mind,
A sweeter qirl youll never End."
"Milly" was a good friend and an all around "good
sport." She was always ready with the correct answer.
Good luck, "lVlilly"l
Home Economics Ill: Upper Quarter.
"Whu1 an advantage it is to be lull!"
"Annie" lived quite a distance from school, and had
to rise rather early in the morning, but she always man-
aged to be in her seat on time. She wants to be a stenog-
rapherf-so best of luck, "Annie"l Your standing in
Upper Quarter promises well for you.
MARIAN LOUISE WINSLOW
"Gnu of hear! and bright of face."
Marion was a happyfgo-lucky girl. She was almost
always smiling. She took part in many school activities.
Student Leader III, IV: A. A. I, II, III, IV: Home
Economics Club III, IV: Volleyball IV.
ANNIE B. WIRBAI.
"Sober and generous,
Quiet, but not idle."
Thoughtful. and never outspoken was "Tooky." Her
life was one of quietness: her manner was always pleas-
Basketball Ill: Volleyball III: Art Club IV: Home
Ijconomics Club I, ll, III, IV.
"I like work-it fusrinates meg
I can sit and look al it for hours."
Never a dull moment when "Lon" was presentl When
you want to know where the fishing is good, ask "Lon,"
We are sure he will be a great help to you and a merry
companion to boot.
Cross Country IV: Track IV.
"To he with him was Io be with good company."
Robert was studious and ambitious and of course won
a place in the Upper Quarter. He seemed to be of seri-
ous nature, but once you knew him you learned his real
"A friend with ull,
An enemy with none."
Nellie did not participate in school activities but kept
to her own circle of friends. She delighted in originat-
ing new hair styles of her own.
A'Ht's all into the game he threw."
In "I'Iawk's" senior year he engaged in many sports
and did well in all of them. He made many friends
during his four years.
Football IV: Interclass Baseball: Volleyball: Wrest-
ling: Tumbling IV: Captain of the Pyramid Team IV.
HERBIERT WILLIAM CANFIELD
Born-August 15, 1920
Died-March 9, 1938
IVhom God loveth best,
Those He taketh soonest.
lg an -VGt"'44,-4. poem ml
Each year before some class lies graduation,
A time of mixed emotions, hopes and fears,
The thrill that comes from having reached a milestone
Along the many-branched road of life:
The pleasure that a new experience gives one,
The sorrow at the parting of the ways,
The hope that life has choicest fruits to yield us,
Rewards of tasks well done, of days well-spent:
The fear that hardship will of joys deprive us,
Professions' doors once open now will close.
But forward now with heart and mind determined,
Cast from our souls the unseemly fear that rose,
With heads held high. and feet that bear us onward,
Our souls undaunted, we shall reach our goal.
"Tl-IE CHOICE OF '39"
Favorite Book s , . . ,, ,. .... . , ,. Gone with the Wind
Favorite Newspaper . . . ,
Favorite Magazine r M . . ,
Favorite Movie of the Year .. .,
Favorite Actress ,, .. , .
Favorite Actor ,..,.,,., ,.,,...
Favorite Radio Performer . ,
Favorite Song of the Year ,,...
Favorite Automobile . .
Favorite Political Party .. .,,,. .,
Favorite Sport . . ,
Most Admired American Man ....,.. s
Most Admired American Woman
Most Admired Foreign Woman .
Man of the Year ....... ...,...,.,........, ,.......
Favorite Spot in Nashua .,.........,,
.. .... ,.s.,,... B oston Post
.s Gunga Din
. ,. Democrat
. ,.............. Swimming
.. s ,President Roosevelt
Duchess of Windsor
Mr. Adolf Hitler
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'lAll the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players."
Shakespeare's memorable words may easily be applied to our four years of
high school life, and our hopes and ambitions may well be interpreted as as-
pirations towards a career on the stage.
In September, 1935, a group of youthful and ambitious actors and ac-
tresses applied for entrance into the Nashua High Little Theater. After sign-
ing innumerable papers, we were finally admitted into this wonderful world.
Little did we realize how insignificant we should appear before a more mature
and experienced group of theatrical personages: however, we were Hnally given
parts in the presentation of the play, "I Am Only a Freshman." Our partici-
pation in this comedy of errors and tribulations brought forth howls of laugh-
ter from the sophisticated and worldly group above us. After having lost our-
selves among numberless properties, having bumped into the older and more
magnificent performers, and having all but forgotten our lines when our cues
were given, we wondered whether we should ever reach stardom.
After a year of hard work in learning the basic rules of this theatre, we
were finally given a two-months' vacation, not because we had done anything
outstanding, but because our play, like most Broadway plays, closed during
the summer heat.
After a joyous vacation, we returned to our Little Theatre to take part
in bigger and better productions. We now believed we were almost veteran
actors. Poor, disillusioned sophomores! Our joys were quickly dispelled, for
the juniors and seniors soon made their presence known, and we were compelled
to take minor parts in the presentation of the extravaganza, "Cheer Up, Sopho-
more." Even though our parts were of little significance, we were slowly grow-
ing wiser. Day after day, new facts were planted in our minds. And then,
we were again given a two-months' vacation, which we tried to use to advan-
Upon our return, we were transferred to the Nashua High Big Theatre on
Elm Street, which offered us bigger and better opportunities. Outstanding were
the radio system for voice testing, the modern gym for those interested in calis-
thenics, the luxurious library for quiet study and solitary reading, and most
beautiful of all, the Vast auditorium with its magnificent stage equipment. Who
could but succeed under such marvelous conditions? This change came at a
very opportune moment, for we were now ready to emerge as distinct per-
sonalities. During the early part of the year, four members of our cast were
chosen for top billing in the play, l'Jolly Juniors." The leading man was
John Navickas: the leading lady, Cleopatra Stylianos. They were very ably
assisted by John Masten and Ruth Goodwin, whose performances also reflected
credit on themselves. At about this time, class rings were bought and worn,
which easily identified us from those who had minor. less important roles.
On May 5 we presented "Junior Prom." Many were the ejaculations of
surprise and merriment over this gay masque. A grand entrance was made by
the four leading characters, followed by the remainder of the large cast, all in
splendid makeup and costume. Our audience was composed chiefly of the teach-
ing or directing staff, parents, and theatrical friends. When the curtain rang
down, we knew that we had at last found our places in the world of footlights.
After a much-needed rest from our long and successful run, we returned
to continue our career on the stage, In the production, "Seniors At Last." we,
in turn, could look down on those who had minor parts. Four of our fellow
members were elected to the leading roles. Frank Richardson, the leading man,
and Lorraine Sherman, the leading lady, gave excellent performances, ably sup-
ported by Herbert Miller and Lucille Grandmaison.
On December 16, we presented the successful Broadway hit, "Stage Door,"
the most important and most difficult play we had ever attempted. At about
this time nearly every senior realized that the zenith of his career was quickly
Throughout this last year our deeds and misdeeds were printed in that
theatrical review, The Tattler, of which Mabel Hamilton was the editor-in-
chief. Others on the staff were Robert O'Clair, Natalie Gidge, Lois Truax.
Andrea Blake, Virginia Trainovich, ,Robert Evans, Adrienne Dumaine, Carlton
Coffin, john Masten, Evelyn Lesieur, Edward Bonnette, James Good, Stanley
Bolster and Mildred Wheeler.
Early in the spring, four young and energetic stars were chosen as com-
pilers of our stage directory, The Tusitala. C. Carlton Coffin was elected
editor-in-chief, while the associate editors were Beatrice Fraser, Joan Hall, and
William Sullivan. A short while after this, we posed for individual stills to
be used for personal publicity in the directory. Who knows? Perhaps some
day some of our actors will be famous, and their class pictures be treasured as
Early in April came the performance of "The Upper Fourth," giving due
honor to ninety erstwhile struggling actors and actresses, who had been earnest
in their attempt to make progress in the theatrical world. Natalie Gidge won
the role of our leading lady on the basis of her wonderful performances during
the entire four years. The role of class orator went to Frank Richardson,
while Creighton Mulvanity and Alfred Maurice played the parts of prophets,
with Clara Dignam and Beatrice Fraser impersonating the prophetesses.
On May ll, the stage was taken over by a group of seniors who spoke
extemporaneously in competition for the Noyes Medal. On June 7, certain in-
dustrious theatrical students wrote essays in competition for the Dodge Prize.
Early in June, a group picture was taken of all the actors who, for the past
four years, had been working side by side in the difhcult world of the theatre.
And then, late in June, came the happiest and most confused week of our
existence. Amid great rushing and excitement came three very important per-
formances-"Senior Prom," "Class Night," and, at long last, the drama of
Amid plaudits and congratulations we now sorrowfully bid adieu to our
many theatrical friends and directors, and thus we depart from the
"Last scene of all
That ends this strange, eventful history."
On many a sunny afternoon. we saw our athletic teams at their best,
fighting for old Nashua High. Always the class of '39 took a great part.
on by the school band and the cheers from the spectators, our boys
their best. Memories of their skill and team work still linger in our
never to be forgotten, always to be treasured.
the fall of '35, our class as mere freshmen had no representatives on
either the Football team or the Cross Country team, leaving the field to more
experienced players as might be expected. When the Basketball season rolled
around our class was still minus any players who made the Hrst string, though
we were already developing future stars.
Baseball and Track, however, brought out two of our ablest athletes.
"Lefty" Daukas gave his support at first base, and "Shotput" Styrna heaved
the weights and ran a fast quarter. Styrna was the only one to receive a letter.
But our accomplishments in freshman year foretold that we should soon have
athletes of a greater calibre.
In the fall of 1936, we as sophomores were largely represented on the
Football Team and the Cross Country Team. 'ALefty" Daukas earned a sub-
stitute center position, and other sophomore members on the squad were "Andy"
Palanski, "Hank" Doughty, A'Porky" Rolfe, A'Chris" Rellas, Julius Zedalis,
and "Al" Maurice.
In Cross-Country the stars on the team were the sophomores. "Ronnie"
Short and "Speed" McMurray always led the Royal Blue Harriers. Other
members on the team were "Slick" Hysette, 'AC1ene" Laliberte, "Shotput"
Styrna, "Gussy" Martin, "Herby" Miller, and "Pauly" Messier. "Speed"
McMurray was elected to lead the Royal Blue Harriers for the following year.
No members from our class were on the Basketball Team that year. The
Baseball and Track Teams, that spring, however, were largely composed of
athletes from our class. In Baseball. "Lefty" Daukas was holding down first
base. "Shotput" Styrna played in rightiieldg "Bob" Connors, on second
base: "Hank" Doughty was a substitute catcher, and 'lAndy" Palanski a sub-
stitute pitcher. Daukas, Connors, Styrna, and Palanski were the only lettermen.
In Track our class had a good sophomore year. It was mostly through
the efforts of the class of '39, that the team came within two points of winning
the State Championship at the University of New Hampshire lnterscholastics
at Durham, "Shotput" Styrna was the outstanding man in the hammer throw
and the javelin throw, and 'lSpeed" McMurray received little competition in
the mile run and the 880-yard dash. "Slick" Hysette in the dashes, "C1ussy"
Martin in the 440-yard dash, "Red" Seaman in the 880-yard dash, and
"Ronnie" Short in the mile were the other members of the squad. "Shotput"
Styrna and "Speed" McMurray were the only Track lettermen from our class.
In golf "Bill" Sullivan, "Kelly" Coffin, and "Jerry" Clifford showed
their line calibre by leading the team to the State Golf Championship at Frank-
lin. "Bill" Sullivan was elected to lead the team the following spring.
In our junior year our class really went to town. The Football Team
that year had a new stadium to compete in, and the boys from our class really
fitted in with their new surroundings. With "Lefty" Daukas holding down
the center berth, "Chris" Rellas and "Frankie" Wiljeta on the ends, "Jerry"
Gallant, 'iJohnny" Masten, "Pauly" Gagnon, and "Hank" Doughty in the
line, and "Andy" Palanski and "Ray" Barron in the backfleld, our class felt
proud of itself. As the other members of the team were experienced veterans
this was quite an honor. N. H. S. had a good season, thanks to the efforts
of the boys from the class of '39. "Lefty" Daukas, the most experienced
member of the team, was chosen by the other members to lead the Royal Blues
the following fall.
The Cross-Country Team had a good year, too. Led by Captain "Speed"
McMurray, the team turned back quite a few strong teams from over the state.
Other members of the team from our class were "Vitie" Corosa, "Al" Beaudry,
l'Pauly" Messier, l'Jimmy" Booth, "Ronnie" Short, "C1ussy" Martin, "Red"
Seaman and "Slick" Hysette. Corosa, Short, and McMurray were the only
lettermen. "Speed" McMurray was reelected to lead the team in his senior
When basketball was called out, our class responded by producing such
stars as "Ray" Chantal, "Larky" Apostolica, "Chris" Rellas, "Frankie" Wil-
jeta, and "Lefty" Daukas. The boys played wonderful basketball, and through
their efforts the team was among the eight to compete at Durham. They were
eliminated in the lirst game by Exeter High. "Chris" Rellas, a stalwart of the
team, was elected to captain the squad in his senior year.
As spring rolled around, Coach Webster W. White noticed that the boys
were getting uneasy and restless: so he thought that the only solution was to
call out Track, and he was right. From our class came 'iShotput" Styrna,
the greatest trackman Nashua has had for years. His achievements speak for
themselves. Styrna, who was an able performer on the baseball diamond, had
given up baseball for track. Also i'Speed" McMurray was out to clean them
up in the mile run and the 880-yard dash. He just about did it in the mile.
Other members who helped the team along wonderfully were "C1ussy" Martin,
"Red" Seaman, "Ronnie" Short, "Slick" Hysette, "Doc" Stamelos, and "Fitz"
Fitzgerald. The team had its best season in years. It lost the State Champion-
ship at Durham to Portsmouth by one point. The year before they had lost
to Laconia by two points. It is interesting to note that the team was com-
posed mostly of junior stars because Nashua had three men on the All-State
Track Team, two juniors, Styrna in the hammer and javelin events and Mc-
Murray in the mile run. The other man was a senior. They received as a
token of their achievements, gold medals, and a miniature golden track shoe,
with inscriptions on them. Both juniors hope to be on the All-State team in
their senior year and the prospects are very bright for them. "Shotput" Styrna
was elected by his teammates to lead the Royal Blue Trackmen in his senior
Baseball had its own' stars, too, "Lefty" Daukas, the heavy hitting first
baseman, "Andy" Palanski, pitcher, and "Porky" Rolfe, catcher. Other mem-
bers were "Hank" Doughty, sub catcher, "Bob" Connor, second baseman,
"Larky" Apostolica, rightfielder. The newly formed State Baseball Tourna-
ment was held in Nashua. Our team defeated all other teams in the state to
win the state title. The boys received as a token of their performance a minia-
ture golden baseball. "Lefty" Daukas won individual slugging honors and
received a bat autographed by Lou Gehrig. "Andy" Palanski was elected cap-
tain for the following year.
The Golf team also had a good junior year. Led by their able captain,
"Bill" Sullivan, they won the state golf title. The other members of the team
were "Kelly" Coffin and "Jerry" Clifford, A'Kelly" Coffin was elected to lead
the Royal Blue Ciolf Team in his senior year and as he is an experienced play-
er, the team, with the help of Sullivan and Clifford,ought to go places. ln-
cidentally "Sully" won the State Caddy Championship at Manchester.
Now We approach our senior year. When Coach Peter Chesnulevich
called out football, the team led by Captain "Lefty" Daukas responded, The
team was composed mostly of seniors, "Johnny" Masten, "Mooney" Aksten,
"Frankie" Wiljeta, "Porky" Rolfe, "Andy" Palanski, l'Bob" Connor, "Hank"
Doughty, "Hawkeye" Zedalis, "Jerry" Gallant, "Ray" Barron, l'Herby" Mil-
ler, and "Bill" Sullivan. The team had a fair season and its greatest thrill was
the turning back of Lowell, 20-13. Palanski, Rolfe, and Daukas were out-
standing in the game. As this is their last year at high school football, we wish
them good luck on college teams or other intra-mural teams. Rolfe was the
only member of the team to make the All-State Football team.
The Cross Country team, led by Captain "Speed" McMurray, had a good
final season, defeating some of the strongest teams in the state. The other
members of the team were "Al" Beaudry, 'lBob" Morrison, "Red" Seaman,
"Ronnie", Short, and Alonzo Wolkowski. In the State Championships they
placed fourth in a large field of twenty-six schools. This is a good record, as
the boys were handicapped in the beginning of the season on account of not
having a course to practice on. The hurricane had completely ruined their
The Basketball team led by Captain "Chris" Rellas had an up-and-down
season. They Went to Durham in the State Tournament but were eliminated
in their first game. The varsity was made up of all seniors, "Nick" Floras,
"Ray" Chantal, "Hutch" Hutchins, "Larky" Apostolica, A'Lefty" Daukas, and
"Chris" Rellas, Captain.
Now that the Basketball season is over, it will not be very long before
Track, Baseball, and Ciolf are called out. The class of '39 wishes the senior
members of these teams a successful and happy year. We hope and trust that
they will leave behind them an athletic record to be envied by all other classes.
We also are thankful to Coach Peter Chesnulevich and Coach Webster W.
White and the managers of the different athletic teams for their efforts in help-
ing us along in athletics. We also thank Mr. Cheney Lawrence. He has tre-
mendously helped the class of '39 along in athletics by his tireless eHorts. With-
out his help our class would never have achieved such heights in athletics. We
are indebted to Mr. Lawrence and give him our best wishes.
SENIOR PLAY CAST
THE SENIOR PLAY
The last strains of the orchestra lingered faintly. The lights were dimmed,
and the curtains parted. lt was the night of December 16, 1938, and the class
of 1939 was about to present that well-known stage and screen hit, Eerber
and Kaufmans Stage Door.
lt was a story of the life of stage girls, living in a boarding house called
the Eootlights Club in New York. Terry Randall, played by Gabrielle Trot-
tier, was given the opportunity to choose between a stage or a screen career.
She had not yet been very much of a success on the stage, but could probably
be a success in Hollywood if she would sign a contract and go West as Jean
Maitland, played by Beatrice Eraser, did. Terry chose to stay in New York
in hopes of getting a part in some big play, even if it meant working in bar-
gain basements while she was waiting for that opportunity. Then finally
when her big chance did come at midnight one night, she failed. ln this scene
Gabrielle especially demonstrated the excellent acting which was apparent
throughout her performance.
Among those enlivening the Eootlights Club were Irene Eortier as Olga,
a Russian concert pianist forced to earn her living playing for chorus girls:
Julia Nadzeika as Bernice Niemeyer, who believed she could get parts by writ-
ing letters: Adrienne Morse as Susan Paige, a typical dramatic school student:
Natalie Gidge as Mary McCune llaittle Maryj and Rita Pombrio as Mary
Harper CBig Maryy, two girls respectively very tall and very short: Claire
Shea, as Ann Braddock, the prim, disapproving member of the club: and Doro-
thy Lockhart, as Linda Shaw, the butterfly.
Excellent performances were given by both Julia Belowski, as Kaye Ham-
ilton, who because she was worried over financial affairs and family matters
committed suicide, and Ruth Dugan, as Pat Devine, a nightclub dancer. Mattie,
the maid, and Erank, the houseman, played by Esther Caras and James Booth,
drew many laughs from the audience: while Madeleine Vauclain, played by
Adrienne Dumaine: Louise Mitchell, played by Lorraine Sherman: Kendall
Adams, played by Betty Carlson: and Mrs. Orcutt, the matron of the club,
played by Virginia Trainovich, helped to provide character contrasts. Mary
Baublis, as Judith Canfield, the disillusioned member of the club, fairly stopped
the show every time she opened her mouth to make a cynical or sarcastic re-
mark, and Ruth Goodwin, as Bobby Melrose, a southern belle, did an out-
standing piece of work. Tony Gillette and Ellen Fenwick, two newcomers to
the club, were impersonated by Rita Demers and Joan Hall.
David Kingsley, a Hollywood picture man, played maturely by Stanley
Bolster, and Keith Burgess. an ambitious playwright, Kimon Vasiliou, were the
leading male characters of the play. They were assisted by Sam Hastings,
played by Howard Porter: Jimmy Devereaux, played by Roger Jones: Dr.
Randall, Terry's father, played by Lawrence Draper: Larry Westcott, a pub-
licity man from Hollywood, played by Carl Cudhea: and his assistant Billy,
Everett Johnson, Jr.
Robert O'Clair and James Shortell, as Lou Milhauser and Fred Powell,
two lumber men from the West, caused much merriment in their unsuccessful
attempts to make a second date with two of the club girls.
The part of Adolph Gretzl, president of a moving picture company,
which was to have been played by Gaston Gaucher, was very ably portrayed
by Mr. Fred Goodwin, who kindly consented to take the part at the last min-
ute because of Gaucher's illness. Hence 1939 can boast of a Senior Play the
cast of which contained father and daughter.
The play was a great success through both the efforts of the cast and the
excellent coaching of Miss Elizabeth Cornell. The property committee,
headed by Betty Smith and Eleanor Caswell as co-chairmen, deserves a great
deal of credit for the work they did, as do the costume committee with Anna-
belle Spence as chairman, and the stage committee with Harlan Linscott as
chairman. The beautiful sets of the play deserve special attention. Music
was furnished by the High School Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Elmer
Wilson. Many members of the faculty also toiled hard on various committees.
The play was a success not only in the way of amusement and enter-
tainment, but a financial success as well, since it played to one of the largest
Senior Play audiences on record.
Fostering the love of dramatics, as it has for several years, the Dramatics
Club, under the presidency of Ruth Goodwin, continued to be the largest club
in school during our senior year. At the assembly on March 3 the club under
the excellent coaching of Miss Mabel Noyes presented Booth Tarkington's hil-
arious play, 'iThe Trysting Place." Seniors in the cast were Stanley Bolster,
Robert O'Clair, Lois Truax, Harold Porter, Ruth Dugan, and Irene Fortier.
Numerous other seniors have participated in the afternoon programs of
the club. '
CAST "CROSSING BRIDGES"
On March 28, 1939, Beatrice Fraser's original play, "Crossing Bridges,"
winner in the local contest, was presented at the school assembly. The cast for
the delightful domestic comedy was as follows: Ethel Shaw, Adrienne Dumaine:
Tom Shaw, Kimon Vasiliou: Martha Hines, Julia Nadzeika: Mr. Hines, Law-
rence Draper: Constance Hines, Ruth Goodwin: Teddy Hines, Howard Porter:
Carl Blackburn, Carl Cudhea.
"Bea's" play was thereupon entered in the contest sponsored by the State
Department of Education and chosen by the judges as one of the four out of
twenty or more for final competition at Laconia, May 5, 1939. As Lawrence
Draper and Kimon Vasiliou were unable to make the trip, in this second per-
formance Tom Shaw was played by Stanley Balster, the part of Mr. Hines, by
Carl Cudhea and that of Carl Blackburn by Austin Clement. At this presentation
"Crossing Bridges" received the unanimous vote of the judges, bringing to Nashua
first ranking among the larger high schools in the eighth New Hampshire Original
I eau. meas-
We, the class of 1939, who graduate after the class of 1938 and before
the class of 1940, in order not to leave intestate, make this will, which we
hope will not be declared unconstitutional, and demand that it shall be put into
execution on the 22nd day of June, the year of our Lord nineteen hundred
and thirty-nine, and name Dr. COkenkoholmD Sharpe, D.M.D., C.C.D.,
R.F.D., and L.L.D., as our sole executor.
FIRST: We bequeath to Mr. Tracey athletic teams which will make money
and keep his new "position" out of the red.
SECOND: To our headmaster and beloved friend Mr. Nesmith, we leave
a recording opening with melodious chimes followed by the phrase. "I have a
notice," in the hope that it will relieve some of the strain on his vocal cords.
THIRD: To Mr. Lawrence we leave fewer "jitterbugs" to contend with
at the few school dances.
FOURTH: The greatest service that we feel we can do to the faculty in
general is to leave them.
FIFTH: To Miss Barnes, we bequeath more pupils in her senior Latin
SIXTH: To Miss Brown, we leave a strong pencil with a musical tinkle
so that when rapping on her desk she will not frighten those pupils engaged
SEVENTH: To Miss Grace Campbell, we do not leave Dale Carnegie's
new book How to Win Friends and Influence People. She doesn't need it.
EIGI-l'I'l-li To Mr. Canfield we leave an automobile jack with which he
may hoist up his radiator cap and quietly slip a newer model underneath.
NINTH: To Miss Cornell we leave a raised platform to be installed at the
front of Room 118 on which she may act out, more conveniently, the parts in
TENTH: We bequeath to Miss Cramer continued good eyesight to catch
the gum chewers before the beginning of the first period.
ELEVENTH: To Miss Dale we leave a typewriter which has the French
accents, and a bigger oflice to take care of the crowd after school.
TWELFTH: To Miss Dowd we leave a set of desks with built-in mirrors
so that her future classes may see themselves when she says, "If you could only
see yourselves, class," a privilege which we never enjoyed.
' THIRTEENTH: To Miss Helen Glen we leave a set of rubber dishes in
which to serve food. in order that they may be freely bounced on the lunch-
room floor without breakage.
FOURTEENTH: To Miss Hamel we bequeath dozens and dozens of those
PIFTEENTH: 'We bequeath to Mr. Hatch some of his former aggressive-
ness, for confidentially, we hear that in college he was captain of his boxing
SIXTEENTH: To the janitors we leave a live cent cigar apiece to show the
generosity of the Senior Class.
SEVENTEENTH: To Miss Kagarise we leave a Kiddie Kar to be used on her
frequent tripsto the homes of her pupils.
EIGHTEENTH: To Mr. Keefe we leave a new set of "puns" so that the
class of '40 will enjoy history as much as we did.
NINETEENTH: We leave to Mr. Kilbane a pair of boxing gloves, and the
advice to lead with his left.
TWENTIETH: To Miss McGlynn we leave a humidifier for her classroom,
for those few who find history dry.
TWENTY-FIRST: To Mr. Messer we leave a big, plush chair where he
may recline, now that he has such capable assistants.
TWENTY-SECOND! To Mr. Morley we leave a cage to put his goldfish in.
away from those goldfish "gulpers."
TWENTY-THIRD: To Mrs. Nesmith we leave many new and interesting
camera angles so that the results of her efforts in the photo world may be truly
TWENTY-FOURTH: To Miss Noyes we bequeath enough paint to finish
painting the rest of her car, now that one door has been repainted.
TWENTY-FIFTH: To the Office Staff we leave "Cheng" and "Nezzie."
It is our humble opinion that they will have their hands fulll To Miss Camp-
bell we leave a glass case to enclose the fountain pen that has done such noble
duty for the class of 1939. To Miss Tsiantas we leave fame, so that her
autographs will be sought instead of fought.,
TWENTY-SIXTH: To Mr. O'Neil we leave a pretty "welcome" mat to be
placed before his door to attract the girls to his home room.
TWENTY-SEVENTH: To Mr. Sharpe we leave a sinking fund enabling
him to purchase an adequate amount of composition paper and thereby eliminate
all struggles of his pupils to obtain some for their homework.
TWENTY-EIGHTH: To Mr. Robert Slavin we bequeath a shaggy mustache
through which he may strain and purify all obnoxious gasses before inhaling
TWENTY-NINTH: To Miss Frances Sullivan we' bequeath a class of Sen-
iors who will not be so clever at obtaining library permits as we were.
TI-IIRTIETH: To Miss Mae Sullivan we leave a passport to Germany.
Whither, in spite of the country's present state of affairs, she may wish to es-
cape from the ungermanic atmosphere of her own classroom.
THIRTY-FIRST: To Miss Walst1'om we leave a nice juicy assortment of
THIRTY-SECOND: We bequeath to Mr. White some detectives who can
find the cross country boys who didn't come in.
THIRTY-THIRD: To Mr. Wilson, alias "Pop," we leave our permission to
organize a swing band to be called "Wilson's Wows," who will play the Hit
Parade in assembly.
THIRTY-FOURTH: To the Tattler Staff we leave our sympathies.
THIRTY-FIFTH: The class of '40 we hail as seniors and hope they can
think of clever things to say in their will.
THIRTY-SIXTH: To the class of '41, alias the sophomores., a word which
denotes wise fools. we leave the knowledge of all our mistakes that they may
profit by them.
The class of 1939 desires that these gifts be gratefully accepted, and we
sincerely hope that the memory of this generous group will ever linger on.
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January l, l949. Neverglades, Ela.-Arrived here today to meet Bea-
trice Eraser. Saw Doris Keene, wife of Count de-Something-or-Other at New
Year's party at the Hotel Swank, run by Celia Gordon.
January 2. Saw Robert Coy and Earl Damon. representatives of Ye
Olde Eur Company. Said business wasn't so good down here.
January 3. Leaving in five minutes for World's Fair with Bea-she's
the barker-in-chief of Marguerite Moran's Six Ring Circus.
Am now aboard The Nashuana. Victor Aksten's a swell pilot-so's his
chief mechanic, Roland Bonenfant. Like the stewardesses, Ruth Annis and
Betty Cheshire, very much.
January 4. Hudson, N. H. Fair is wonderfull Helen McQuade, Shir-
ley Lund, and Rita Seaman, snake charmers, are great! Julia Lapin's booth,
"Advice on Affairs of the Heart," is about the most popular attraction-en-
joyed Miss Lapin a lot.
Understand there has been quite a fight for business between the Caviar
Boothe, run by Eleanor Caswell, and the Eair's one and only Hot Dog Stand,
owned by Shirley Page and Agnes Hovagimian.
Saw Mildred Wheeler receive cup for her barkless dog, and Nellie Yukano
receiving duplicate for her gruntless pigj
January 5. Met Lillian Moore, inventor of invisible ear tiebacks for
men, Also met Lucille Barrette, inventor of steam-heated overshoes.
Eair has many thrills, but greatest thrill of all is watching Virginia Morey
and Gabrielle Beaulieu wash the windows of skyscrapers.
Leaving for London at 8:17 tomorrow.
January 8. London, Painted during auto race between speed kings
Robert Evans and Frederick Andrews. Both altogether too reckless to suit me.
January l l. Julia Belowski gave grand performance as a vixen in Lillian
Balcom's play, "The Bad Earth."
January 12. Old acquaintance of mine, Louise Hammond, who became
an English citizen about eight years ago, was elected to House of Commons to-
day. It's fun knowing famous people!
January 13. Enjoyed visit to Nada Tibbetts' "School for Charm."
Watched her two best models, Norman Borghi and Andrea Blake, pose for a
January 14. Only one in audience to laugh at "funny" vaudeville acts
of two Americans, Marjorie Farwell and Sylvia Dickstein-was very much
embarrassed, but someone has to appreciate jokes here-the English certainly
Must leave here tonight-had grand week.
January 15. Paris. Tried to see Virginia Cardin, whom I knew in
High School, but her secretary said she was in conference with Theresa 1-ludon
and Florette Bernier, other dress designers. Wait until 1'm famous! l'll be
too busy to see her!
January 16. Glimpsed two American movie stars, Doris Clarry and
Cornelia Burnham, at opening night of Mabel Hamilton's opera, "A Worm on
a Bar of Soap." Awfully boring-and I don't mean the worm.
January 17. Berlin. Haven't seen Hitler, but have seen Evelyn Brown
and Blanche Fedesovich in "Mrs. Hitler" contest.
January 18. Got caught in midst of mob shooting stones at Millard
Berry, chief of the "Anti Spinach Eaters," and his leaders, Warren Virchow, Al-
bert Kuchinski, and Donald Foss. Among reporters brave enough to snap pic-
tures were Hazel Brooks, Lillian Baxter, and Pearl Raby.
January 19. Vienna. Worth coming here to see Barbara Montgomery
and Marshall Tebbetts showing the Viennese how to do a Viennese waltz.
January 20. St. Moritz. Had wonderful trip through mountains, but
am completely exhausted. ,
January 21. Just wasn't born a skier. Have tried to learn from such
famous instructors as Mazel Fuller, Genevieve Alexopoulos, and Laura Car-
din, but it's no go! 1 still have to marvel at Alonzo Wolkowski's skiing-
can easily see why he's world champ.
January 22. Geneva. League of Nations far more interesting than try-
ing to ski. Heard Agnes Lee and Jane Steele speak on reason for retaining
league-very convincing arguments.
January 23. Petrograd, Russia. Watched Baranova, Premiere Dan-
seuse of the Russian Ballet, rehearse. The three famous critics, Martha Lee,
Victoria Tamposi, and Erna Bauer, claim she'l1 be as good as Ruth Dugan or
Mary Hurley if she studies hard enough-guess they're right.
January 24. Funinski, Russia. Talked with Julia Putis and Bernice
Kozlowsky, two wives of the dictator, Constantine Pialtous: both lived in
America once, but have forgotten the English language. Betty Smith and Rita
Sughrue were their interpreters.
January 25. Song-Song, China. Katherine Harwood says she has the
wrath of all the Chinese men on her head for inducing some of the Chinese
women to have permanents. 1 thought it strange that some of the Chinese
women in this vicinity had curly hair.
January 25. Bumped into Claire Shea and Albertine Phaneuf, agents
for Rogers' Silverware, trying to persuade the Chinese to use silverware instead
Poor Merton Caswell! Saw him trying to teach the natives Chinese
Checkers-don't blame him for giving it up as a bad job.
January 26. Tokio, Japan. Was introduced to Ruth King, first wom-
an Jiu-Jitsuist, who gave a wonderful exhibition here today. Also introduced
to her trainer, Anna Savage.
January 30. Puzzleooza, Africa. Had rather tiresome trip from Japan,
but am finding plenty here to interest me. Am leaving tomorrow on expedi-
tion through jungle with Explorer Carlton Coffin.
January 31. Wealthy Anthony Dublow was pointed out to me today-
seems strange that he made his money selling "gold" rings from the American
"Five and Tens" to the savages for their noses.
February 8. Got back from thrilling expedition today. Watched Lois
Truax give tom-tom lessons, and Greta Porter and Barbara Davis teach war
dances-very interesting. Came across scientist Jeannette Doucet in the heart
of the jungle, trying to make tender hamburgers out of monkey meat.
February 9. Two Americans, Ann Lafazani and Julia Koadolas, are al-
most in tears because in the five days they've been here, they haven't found one
person interested in their wild animal exhibition. I didn't tell them, because
I thought they'd find out soon enough, that the people around here see the
creatures every day of their lives.
Hate to think of long trip to Brazil, starting tomorrow.
February 16. Nutz, Brazil. Not half so interesting as Africa-jungle
seems like imitation. Amusing posters in jungle by Alice O'Brien, Teresa Beli-
veau, and Helen Bernikowicz advertising the "Society for Prevention of Cruelty
February 17. New fad started by Kathleen Landry and Rita Anctil
very amusing. They use tame crocodiles for transportation.
February 18. Saw fad carried further today. Veronica Baranowski,
Bessie Slattery, and Virginia Tranovich all had their crocodiles painted to match
February 19. Ruth Johnson and Edward Bonnette seem very awkward
while learning native dances for their next picture, "Shake and Wiggle."
February 20. More experimenting-Yolande Faucher and Annis Wilson
still trying to find something to feed lambs so they'll grow colored wool.
February 21. Have had great fun gallivanting around, but am heading
for good old U. S. A. tomorrow, for "Be it ever so humble, there's no place
Place: Festival of Saturn, 1949 World's Fair at the cosmopolitan city of
Hudson, New Hampshire.
At this fair there is a new invention at the R. C. A. exhibit called the
BIOPHONE. This new invention tells the present profession of a person.
One needs only to deposit in a special slot a metal plate with the individual's
name on it and the operator receives an oral response from a concealed loud
speaker. Some gentleman, who is evidently interested in the professions of the
members of the class of 1939 of Nashua High School, is operating the machine.
Let us listen in and hear what the loud speaker is blaring forth-
Gene Ackley, Professor of Ballet Dancing at the University of China.
Donald Barron, Editor of the New York Chimes. Al Beaudry, soap box ora-
tor. Anita Bibeau, hairdresser to Minnie Mouse. Gertrude Bills, owner of
the Dew Drop Inn. Paul Boite, President of the Iron Horse Glue Works.
Jimmy Booth, clown in the circus. James Good, United States Ambassador
to Holland. Donald Burleigh, a bus driver. Austin Clement, manufacturer
of electric chairs. Gerald Clifford, Caddymaster at the Merrimack Country
Club. Bob Connor, baseball announcer for Whizzo Gas and Oil Company.
Romeo Couture, leader of Milford's All-Girl Band. Louis Daukas, football
coach at Tyngsboro High School. Johnnie Debelis, colonel in the local militia.
Jimmy Degnan, President of the East Coast Puppet Shows. Lambert Dube,
manager of Sheep's Clothing Store. Henry Farland, special technician in a tex-
tile mill in Japan. Tommy Fitzgerald, United States Senator from New York.
Gloria Desmarais, the matron at the Hudson Y. W. C. A. Minnie Draska-
wich, librarian at the Keene Library. Bessie Fanos, fortune teller at the fair.
Doris Fanos, press agent for the Ashie Cigarette Company. Eva Fanos, hostess
at the fair. Lester Flanders, Director of the Stickem Loan Company. Art
Foley, comedian in the movies. Dot Gaffney, torch singer. Paul Gagnon,
giant in a sideshow. Lucille A. Gaudette, teacher at the Nashua High. Lu-
cille J. Gaudette, nurse at the I. Killem Hospital. Sammy Goodhue, President
of 'the Rat Extermination Agency. Bertha Hardy, saleslady for the Stay
Sweet Perfume Company. Roland Harwood, owner of a truck farm. Camille
Houle, state political figure. Elizabeth Huff, Dean of Girls at the Heap Learnem
Academy. Roger Jones, Speaker for the New York Society Girls' Club. War-
ren Hutchinson. member of the clergy. Walter Juranis, author of that heart-
to-heart column in the Hudson Daily News called "Advice to High School Stu-
dents." Annie Kapisky, owner of "Tardy" who has twice won the Kentucky
Derby. Jake Kalled, Bing Crosby's protege. Richard King, model for Nice-
Fit Suit Company. Harry Kleiner, bachelor poet. Art Kitchener, the man on
the flying trapeze in a circus. Phil Labombarde, physics instructor.
Gene Laliberte, owner of the five hundred "Lookwell" Shoe Stores. Tasia
Lampropoulos, member of the United States Foreign Service. Pete Lojko,
owner of a pool room. Bronislawa Malavich, saleslady in the J. C. Mocas
Button Shop. Gus Martin, research worker. Alfred Maurice, designer of the
new five cent President Evans stamp. Earl Maynard, booking agent for the
country's best swing bands. Josephine Mazeika, telephone operator. Henry
McCarty, tap dancer. Cammy Melanson, dress designer. Herbert Miller,
news reporter. Coleman Mocas, bodyguard to Frank Parker. Bill Morse,
automobile salesman. John Navickas, statesman. Richard O'Donnell, light-
weight boxer. Ywlalter Olson, sailor. Bob O'Neil, manager of the Boston
Bees. Frank Parker, jockey. Lucille Paul, oflice girl at Nashua High. Win-
slow Payne, daredevil. Rena Peters, woman doctor. Donald Pickering, pri-
vate detective. Gardner Pickering, male nurse. Raymond Poirier, lion tam-
er. Guy Ricard, Latin teacher. Bill Riley, engineer on the Boston and Maine.
Jeannette Pombrio, chorus girl. James Shortell, night watchman at a girls'
school. Annabelle Spence, housewife and author of Thorns In Your Budget.
Anna Theoharis, social service worker. Robert Trow, sword swallower. John
Urban, floorwalker in a Chicago department store. Hollis Van Amringe, legal
adviser to the city of Nashua. Helen Vasilas, instructor in charm and per-
sonality. Kimon Vasiliou, lawyer. Erving Weisman and his cousin, Bob
Weisman, owners of the Harvard Dating Bureau for Girls. Frank Wiljeta, a
doctor in Los Angeles. Annie Wirbal, president of the National Women's
Club. Julius Zedalis, radio announcer.
Now that we have heard all this we decide to go on to the next concession.
It is here that I leave you to wander about the grounds.
I'm a traveling salesman. Now, that isn't really as funny as it sounds.
I represent the Institute of Snooping Opinions which is managed by Paul Cor-
mier. I travel all over these parts doing nothing-or practically nothing-but
asking questions. You may not believe it, but that is dangerous business.
When I asked Stan Bolster. Public Enemy No. 1, whether or not he had paid
his income tax, Everett Johnson and Howard Porter, his red-headed hatchet
men, courteously escorted me out of town in a Solls Soyce, a make which is
manufactured, incidentally, by The Rita Burns and Lucille Caron Company.
By the time I stopped running-oh, I mean the next place I found myself
in was the big metropolis of Hudson. I stopped at Farmer Gus C1aucher's
house on the outskirts of the town to ask him what he thought of the younger
generation. As he opened his mouth with a very determined expressionon his
face, his wife, whose name used to be Mary Baublis, told him to hold his tongue.
Mary Viens, the housekeeper, kept on mopping the floor without paying any
attention to what was going on. Since there was nothing doing here, not
even a good argument, I hitched a ride with Clifford Spencer, the hired man,
who was going to see his girl, Marjorie Kirkorian.
Learning that the Laura Beaulieu and Eunice Boutilier circus was in town,
I went. At the side show tent Robert Krym, a liashy barker, was inviting the
public to witness the daring feats of the snake charmer, Betty Carlson, while
Anne Travers was demonstrating free of charge her ability at sword swallow-
ing and fire eating. I bought tickets for the big tent from Ernestine Kulas, a
wise-cracking blond, and proceeded to do my best in making a pest of myself
around the performers. Clara Dignam, the circus queen, politely ignored me,
while Natalie Gidge, of the Flying Ciidgies, told me that "C1lash Gordon" by
Dena Panagoustas was her favorite comic strip character. I saw the big cow-
boy star of the show, Norman Fortier, with his famous horse, Susabelle. Ac-
companying him in his troupe were three handsome cowgirls, Effie Katsoupis,
Lucille Ouellette, and Rachel Vaillancourt. I didn't meet Jean Rothenberg,
the lion tamer, because she was in the hospital after a tussle with Leo the
Fierce-Hearted. However, her assistant, Jacqueline Loranger, put the cats
through their routine.
After witnessing the afternoon performance, I walked down the main
street of the town trying to find a place to eat. I finally 'went in to Ma's Home
Cooking Restaurant, managed by Lillian Burque, where Anita Hurst waited
on me. As the radio was on, I listened to Florence Hayward's broadcast of
the latest news, which consisted mainly of the fact that Dictator Robert O'Clair
of Ciabland, the country of the Amazons, had been assassinated by revolution-
ists led by Julia Nadzeika. It was expected that Commander General Roy
Rigney of the Non-Existent Defense Forces of Land and Sea would succeed him
in trying to subdue the rebel females. The following program signed on with
the familiar word "Cheerio." It was Maestro Bernie Pastor and All His Pretty
Pals, including the Lockhart Twins, mainly Dot and Lucille, masters of double
talkg Martha Adams, song stylist: and that slapstick comic A'Sully," less well-
known as William Sullivan. By this time I had given up trying to cut my
leather steak, so I called for the cook, Joan Hall, to find out lgnw in the world
she ever thought she could cook, She replied that she never thought, so that
After supper, I walked around town in order to kill time while waiting
for the night plane to New York. At the local theatre, Lucille Grandmaison's
latest picture, "Siren of the Nile," was playing. As the ritzy box oflice girl,
Leona Ermala, told me, 'AIt's simply swell." However, I didn't go in.
I strolled by Bessie Ivalis' Kiddie Shoppe: ran by Howard ClifIord's Sea-Food
Market: and lingered in front of John Molloy's Beauty Salon, before reaching
the airport. There I talked with Beverly Blake, the radio operator, who was
very much worried over the fact that the plane was a few minutes late.
The plane finally did arrive, and I hopped in. The pilot of the big trans-
port plane, Irene Fortier, was a famous war ace of the last Atmospheric-Oceanic
War. The cute stewardess, Norma Benjamin, busied herself trying to make
the passengers comfortable. I recognized several of my fellow travelers. Of
course, everyone knew Secretary of Weather Conditions, Rita Demers, who was
on her wav to Washington to confer with the President on whether or not the
atmospheric conditions were proper to a fireside chat at this time. I visited a
few minutes with Adrienne Dumaine, the President of the Society for Pre-
vention of Cruelty to Jitterbugs and Flat Foot Flooges. On her way to New
York also was Gabrielle Trottier, famous Broadway producer of magnificent
extravaganzas, to judge a contest intended to try to pick Mr. America. Sit-
ting across the aisle from me was that famous lecturer and professor on Marital
Problems, Ruth Goodwin: while directly in front of me was Anne Ratof, a
housewife who had won a round trip to New York with all expenses paid for
an essay written on "How Flaky Mild Soap Keeps Me from Having Dishwater
Hands." This contest was sponsored by the Katharine Dalaberas Cosmetic
When I arrived in New York, I went to my hotel in a taxi operated by
Michael Jankowski. Sitting in the lobby as I came in was Irene Charpentier,
the famous radio comedienne, talking to her dynamic press agent, Lawrence
Draper. Virginia Koltsidas and Marion Winslow, the two elevator girls, were
so intensely interested in what Janice Shepard, the switchboard operator, had
done the night before, that I did not have the heart to disturb them. There-
fore I walked up to my third story room with Ernestine Hodge, the bellgirl,
carrying my bags.
As soon as I was alone, I telephoned Esther "Winchell" Caras to get all
the latest news around town. Well, it seemed as though Queen Cleopatra Sty-
lianos of the Land of Pharoahs had arrived this morning on a visit to the
United States with her two nieces, the Princesses Alexandria Curtis and Xanthy
Coutsonikas: also that Playwright Virginia Leaver's play, "Sit Tight and Hold
On," was a huge success, with Theresa Lafleur in the leading role. I asked
her what was a good place to spend an evening and she recommended Richard
Lavoie's Ultra-Ultra night club. This club had a sensational new floor show
featuring Leonard Rolfe, who did a ballet dance on his hands while giving a
lecture on football!
Deciding to do some night-clubbing, I put on my new evening gown, de-
signed especially for me by that exclusive Paris designer, Evelyn Lesieur. Then,
I called The Escort Bureau for Lonely Females in order to get myself an escort
for the evening. I was very lucky to secure the services of the proprietor him-
self, Carl Cudhea. First, to lend dignity to the evening we went to the opera,
where we heard that superb artist, Lorraine Sherman, as Madame Kitchenfly.
Then, we visited several night clubs. At the Club Marseilles, I bought a rose
from the stately flower girl, Adrienne Morse, while that famous hot swing trio
composed of Doris Consigny, Agnes Bankowski, and Harriet Brown went to
town. As we got up to dance, the celebrated Lucille Britton of headline fame
sailed in with her prospective fourth husband in tow, and her arms decorated
with diamond bracelets, most of them, no doubt, from Frances Krugel's exclu-
sive Fifth Avenue Jewelry Establishment. After witnessing the renowned pre-
cision dancing of the chorus girls, Mary Markewich, Antosa Milenavich, and
Dorothy Warren, I decided that the sun was now arisen to a suflicient height
to allow me to go to bed. Therefore I went to my hotel to get some sleep.
leaving a message with the night clerk, Lena Shepherd, to call me at ten o'clock,
fwhich she, of course, neglected to doj.
After a twelve o'clock breakfast, I went out for a walk, thinking I might
run into some of my old acquaintances. Selling popcorn on the corner was
Evelyn Maynard, and she was, by the looks of things, telling Betty Bergeron
to go peddle her hotdogs at some other location. A car screeched to a stand-
still, and I heard Dorothy Giles, the back seat driver, yell "Henre-e-e, I told you
not to go so fast." Thereupon Henry meekly started again at a snail's pace.
Two sophisticated debutantes, Rita Pombrio and Pearl Gamache, wearing the
latest thingamajigs in hats, went by in a cream-colored roadster: no doubt on
their way to a pink tea.
At a stand owned by Nellie Urban, I bought a newspaper. Glancing
down the front page, I saw a picture of Laure LePage, Wall Street tigress, who
had just made another big deal. Also on the front page was the news that
Betty Hagerty, wife of a multimillionaire manufacturer of holeless doughnuts,
had just recovered from the measles.
I notice that some of you are fldgeting, so here I'll end my talk, which
your principal, Marjorie Irvine, asked me to deliver here tonight before the
graduating class of nineteen fifty. I have told you what graduates of the class
of nineteen-thirty-nine are doing. May you in some cases follow in their
footsteps, and in other cases forget to do so.
Twenty long years have rolled by since I stood up here and read off the
prophecies for the class of l939. In these twenty years it has been fun to keep
track of my former classmates and to see how they are faring in the world. I
have been able to do this with the assistance of Paul Seaman, who is now
famous for finding a way to put vitamin X, the bark-inducing vitamin, in
Snappo Dog Biscuits, a dog biscuit manufactured by Alfred Doucet and Pro-
fessor Paul McAdoo, the latter also owner of a trained seal act now touring in
Our class has spread to the four corners of the earth, scattering goodwill
everywhere. Edmund Styrna, for instance, has become a missionary in the
Belgian Congo: Harry Cross is devoting his life to a study of the duck-billed
platypus, one of Australia's many curious animals. Stanley Purvinis and Wil-
bur Milliken are at sea searching for the lost continent of Atlantis: their trip is
being sponsored by Gregory Pederzani, the maker of Pederzani's Super Air
Creighton Mulvanity, influenced no doubt by his job as a class prophet,
is now appearing as Swami, the Fortune Teller. Roland Vaillancourt, a physi-
cist, has, working independently of Copernicus and Columbus, advanced a
theory that the world is round. Doctor Peter Stamelos is now a world-famous
Edward Stapanon and Veto Vaticonis have gone into partnership in a
dairy farm in the flatlands of Brooklyn. Donald Doughty has made himself
a saviour of mankind through his invention of skidless soap. Armand Hysette,
better known as just plain Armand, is now a chef at the Hotel New Yorker.
Some of our class have very odd jobs indeed. Geraldine Hanson is a
hostess on the new Fifth Avenue Subway. Raymond Trombley has a job in a
mattress factory, breaking in mattresses. John Masten is now in sunny Spain,
where he has made quite a reputation as a bull-fighter. And last but not least
among the odd-jobs is that of Donald Birchall, who poses for collar ads.
Our class has also produced some experts in the field of literature. Homer
McMurray has at last revealed his finer, nobler side and has become a poet.
He wrote Butterflies-fA Book in Verse. Robert Morrison is writing an "Ad-
vice to the Lovelorn" column in the Nashua Telegraph, which is published by
Wilfred Ciagnon. Harold Hill, the editor of an almanac, made himself world-
famous by predicting the weather correctly one day a year or two ago.
Among guardians of the peace of one sort or another we have Edward
Suskevich, the head of the strong-arm squad on the Nashua Police Department,
and Edgar Lemay, Justice of the Peace, who has made Nashua a famous Gretna
Green. Outside the country we have two traffic officers, Paul Apostolica in the
Yukon Valley in Alaska, and Vitie Corosa in the Gobi Desert in Arabia. Vitie
wrote saying that the whole desert traffic squad has just received some .radio-
equipped camels to make their job easier. Frank Richardson is now a 'sergeant
in the French Foreign Legion.
Other classmates now living out of the United States are George Benson,
king of a South Sea island which he won as a consolation prize in a cereal con-
test, and Roger Dumaine, who has a chain of peanut plantations in Peru. All
students wishing to know the price of peanuts in Peru are referred to Roger.
The love of animals has built a career for Raymond Pinet, who owns a
pet shop. Animals figure also in the careers of Wesley Boles, who has be-
come a peerless animal trainer, and Albert "Bring 'Em Back Anyway" Bon-
nette, a big-game hunter who supplies Wesley with his sparring partners. Al-
though his prey is not so large, Maurice Lemay has made quite a reputation for
himself as an insect exterminator.
Hollywood has called many of our friends. You all remember Maurice
French, don't you? He is now a cowboy in M-G-M's latest Western thriller,
"The Lone Ranger in Mars." Joseph Sienkiewicz and Bronca Kamienecka are
co-starring in the current production of Romeo and Juliet, showing at the State
Theater next Tuesday. Incidentally, the owner of the State Theater is Chris
Rellas, who asked me to tell you that next Tuesday night is Living-Room Night.
A handsome, upholstered easy chair is being given away to every patron.
In the field of music we have Marie Sherlock and Albert Ouellette, the
singing team which scored such a remarkable hit in the opera, "The Cuckoo's
Crow," written by our own Wanda Goy. Stanley Jureka is the conductor of
the orchestra at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Dancing also is enriched by the achievements of members of our class.
Gerald Gallant is country with his now touring the American Ballet troupe,
and George Greenleaf, the originator of the dance, "The Little Potato," is now
making a personal appearance tour with Harlan Linscott's ever-popular or-
chestra, The Linscott Lullaby Loons.
The boys, however, are not the only ones to be up in the world. Doro-
thy Ford is in charge of the information department at Grand Central Station:
Mildred Williams enjoys the distinction ofbeing the only lady blacksmith in
the country: and Edna Elwell has become world-famous by winning four blue
ribbons for her World's Fair Squash exhibit. She is president of the Amal-
gamated Squash-growers Union of America.
Some innovations made by former members of our class have proved of
value to the public. Robert Keene has started a group of kindergartens, pos-
sibly trying to recapture some departed pleasures. Robert Wood and Nicholas
Floras are experimenting with stingless bees on their bee ranch in the Rocky
Mountains. Speaking of ranches, Glendon Puckett has a job breaking in
horses on a dude ranch. ,
Here and there we run across some very odd vocations. Edward Hutch-
ins has one of these. He is teaching college boys the correct way to go about
gulping goldfish. While deep-sea diving, Norman Wheeler found a mermaid,
the puzzle of the deep, and made a fortune for himself by selling her to the
Smithsonian Institute. Edmund Kopka is the owner of an alligator farm in
The lure of metropolitan life, as it has a habit of doing, has drawn some
of our students from the seeming dullness of the small city into the hurly-burly
of New York. Rockefeller Center has as Nashua's representatives Albina For-
rest, chief in charge of all tree surgeons in the center, and Roy Grant, who broad-
casts his daily "Cooking Lessons to Bachelors." Graduating from a position
as head salad-maker at the Ritz, Bernice Burnika has become a millinery de-
signer at Saks Fifth Avenue. Lucille Hodge has risen to great heights in her
new position as a steeplejack. Taking a position formerly considered the ex-
clusive property of men, Rachel Riendeau has become one of the best bridge-
designers in the world.
Night club life has claimed Peter Banaskevich, who has been quite a play-
boy and man-about-town since winning the Irish Sweepstakes. Dorothy Caron
is a torch singer at Pete's on the old Lowell road. Frank Lapin is now the
owner, and George Gardner the manager in charge of the penthouse, at Pete's.
Lucille Durst is a gold-digger in the Silver Dollar Bar's new floor show. Ray-
mond Baron is also on the floor show as "Baroni the Magician." His favorite
trick is making his entire audience disappear.
The urge to travel has appealed to many thirty-niners. Raymond Chan-
tal started on a rocket trip to the moon but had to make a forced landing at
Coney Island. He now operates the roller-coaster there, Paul Messier wanted
to rise to great heights in New York. He did, He now owns the Empire
State Building. I
Lucille Chagnon is the owner of a chain of twenty-five cents, fifty cents,
and a dollar beauty parlors. Her dollar treatments feature the Karauski toe-
dimpler, styled by Daniel Karauski.
While on the subject of fashions we may mention Christos Costaros who
is known as the fashion plate of the North Woods, where he is a fishing and
hunting guide, Another authority on what is proper is Sylvia Gauthier, the
Emily Post of our day.
Andrew Palanski owns the dog concession at the Yankee Stadium. Elphege
Desclos is a swan-boat operator on Boston Common. Ronald Short is a
bouncer at the Brown Derby, and Roland Robichaud is a bellhop at Grand
Hotel. All these jobs are useful to a steadily growing public.
Norman Robbins has a job not to be envied. He is a wrestling referee,
James Papachristos has been hired by the Russian Government to lead mass
drill. Richard Trufant is with the circus as a juggler. His experience carry-
ing milk bottles back to the lunch counter in his high school days has proved
invaluable to him.
The lure of Old China has drawn two members of the class of '39.
China's need for flying instructors has been satisfied by Dorothy Brewer and
Theresa Bourgault. They were selected by the Honorable General of the
Chinese Army, Philip Kirkpatrick. Another member of our class in the Orient
is Ethel Watkins, who holds a very high position on the royal secretarial staff
of the Emperor of Japan.
In the ranks of nature-lovers we have Charles Soroko and Helen Drabin-
owitz, co-editors of the magazine Our Fine-Feathered Friends, and Dorothy
Lantzas, who is founder of the Lantzas Home for Deaf and Dumb Humming-
Birds. Also in the field of nature is Lionel Ouellette, ace snake-charmer with
lVlefoofsky's Reptilian act.
Last but by no means least we come to Melvina Lapinski, the first woman-
president of the United States of Bali-Bali. Hats off to Melvinal
In parting let me quote a few lines once said by Confucius, "If you build
a better mousetrap you'll soon find a needle in his haystack," or words to that
Vincit Qui Se Vincit
"Who Conquers Self Is Truly Conqueror"
For the past few months. we, the people of
the United States, have been greatly concerned
with the precarious position of international af-
fairs. We have reason to be so concerned. Even
though the present American policy is one of
staunch neutrality, and an ocean five thousand
miles wide may separate our continent from the
strife across the sea, we realize that foreign en-
tanglements inevitably concern our welfare.
We have profited greatly from experience
gained in the years 1914 to 1918 and we now
know that if the world must be made safe for
democracy, it certainly will never be accomplished
by conflict. We, therefore, are determined to use
one method only for settling discord-that meth-
od shall be arbitration. Arbitration provides the
means for negotiating the reconciliation of belligerent nations in a satisfactory
manner. A declaration of war and the mere conquering of another nation does
not subdue the existing attitude of the conquered people, but only incites a more
intense feeling of hatred. The armistice of a war is only a temporary suspension
of hostilities, not a period in which a cooperative spirit and goodwill reign.
These foregoing statements of mine concerning the strife across the sea,
may serve to create the impression that the word conquer, as well as its
meaning, should be banned from the lives of humanity because it destroys
the feeling of goodwill,
This is quite true in the case of enmity toward peoples or nations where
an unlawful, inhuman cause is the object of conflict. However, you may say,
for example, that in the case of any competitive sport the conquering motive
is indeed very strong, and yet there are no harmful effects arising from it, True
-victory is the reward for the participation in the contest: the victor must
conquer his opponent, but a feeling of goodwill prevails and there is no mali-
cious intent to promote a harmful effect.
We are still confronted with the fact that the ability to conquer or
master another is considered a great achievement regardless of motive. History
glorifies the feats of Caesar and Napoleon. Both of these conquerors reaped
a harvest of glory at the expense of loyal subjects and became heroes to posterity.
As individuals their characteristics were unnoticeable: as leaders of con-
quering peoples they excelled and were raised to great heights. We do not
wish to defame these immortals, but can we truthfully say that they were of
sterling character and high ideals? They were possessed of genius and the ability
to master others, but were they capable managers of their own personal lives?
Were they able to master their own personal imperfections? lf they were not,
then I believe they had no just reason in their attempt to conquer others. The
proverb "Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson
in the world," clearly states this thought.
Therefore, if we apply our abilities to conquer to the mastery of our
own problems and handicaps, to the control of the undesirable impulses and
thoughts generated within our minds, instead of to the mastery of others,
we are truly employing our motto, i'Who Conquers Self is Truly Conqueror,"
and the word conquer is given a constructive significance.
There are many striking examples that serve to illustrate the success at-
tained by those who were determined to conquer physical handicaps. Such
eminent people as Edward Livingston Trudeau, Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
Glen Cunningham, and Helen Keller, have set forth inspiring examples.
We are all familiar with the courageous story of Edward Livingstone
Trudeau, the beloved physician, who after conquering tuberculosis within his
own body, helped to restore others to health. Standing today at Saranac Lake
in the Adirondack Mountains of New York is a magnificent sanitarium built for
those afflicted with tuberculosis: it is a fitting memorial to a man of undying
Another famous American, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, our President, also
deserves recognition for the determination and faith he possessed in the van-
quishing of that dreaded disease, infantile paralysis. His achievements are
many and they will live on forever. '
The name Glen Cunningham speaks for itself and strikes a chord of
admiration within us. Regardless of severe burns which deprived him of the
use of his legs, and doctors' pessimistic predictions that he would never Walk
again, this lad learned not onlyto walk, but also to run,-to run with such
speed that he has become the fastest miler in the world.
Helen Keller, another prominent figure, undoubtedly is known through-
out the world because of the strength of her remarkable achievements. The
manner in which she overcame the treble handicap which was hers should put
many of us to shame.
Since these people have been successful in conquering extreme physical
handicaps, it is only logical that we conclude that we should be able to over-
come our petty diniculties with comparative ease. However, if we assume the
can't-be-done attitude and allow such an attitude to dominate us, we have
what is commonly termed an inferiority complex. lt is a true example of one
of the undesirable traits we wish to conquer.
Such a condition is very harmful to a person's well-being because it tends
to become a part of his nature if no attempt is made to curb it. ltr marks the
person as a sluggish individual devoid of ambition, when in truth he may be
only a backward type of person that restrains himself from progressing too
rapidly because he fears the result of his attempts. How much would have
been accomplished in the scientific and mechanical fields if such eminent people
as Louis Pasteur and Thomas A. Edison had been of such caliber, and had been
devoid of ambition and the will to conquer the unknown? The answer to this
question is obvious. They would have been content with their first experiment
whether it became a success or a failure, and their contributions to mankind
would have been few.
Are we going to allow our first experiments in life, whatever they may be,
to become dismal failures? Indeed we are notl We are now leaving the portals
of our beloved school with high hope and ambition. At present we possess
dau.ntless courage with which to face life. Let u.s first set our goal, and then
let us strive to overcome all the obstacles in' our path till our ambitions are
realized. We must, however, prepare ourselves to meet these obstacles. We
boast a liberal education at present, but our greatest knowledge will be gained
from actual experience and contact with everyday problems. You may be one
of those fortunate enough to be able to further your quest for knoyvledge in
the higher institutions of learning. If so, you have a golden opportunity to
broaden to a greater degree your intellectual scope. Whatever one may obtain
in wordly knowledge can be made useful only if the individual possesses the
ability to use this knowledge.
Personal qualities must be increased to the highest possible standard. lf
these qualities are undeveloped, one must immediately attempt to strengthen
them. The world of today waits for no one, and the unequipped are sadly left
Yes, Classmates, it is indeed difficult for us to realize that we are four-year
veterans of Nashua Senior High School, about to graduate into a world of un-
certainty, yet a world of many opportunities. Our destiny is known by fate alone,
but remember that fate is not altogether uncontrollable. ln a sense, the course
of fate is governed by the manner in which we live. As we go forth into the
whirlpool of life we must remember that certain constituent truth- our motto--
"Who Conquers Self ls Truly Conqueror." When the sea of life becomes
tempest-tossed, we shall remember that courage, faith, and determination shall
keep our heads above the waves of despair. The person that truly believes and
practices the motto, "Who Conquers Self Is Truly Conqueror," shall, without a
doubt, be habitually successful in any undertaking, and succeed to unprecedented
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WOMEN IN MEDICINE
ln 1939, with two World's Fairs claiming
our attention, we are constantly aware of what
we can expect in the world of tomorrow. We
realize that this world of tomorrow will be charac-
terized by new scientinc discoveries and changed
social conditions and ways of living. With these
changes will come new vocations in which we who
are being graduated tonight may try to obtain
employment, It is natural to suppose that many
of us will become engaged in these newly created
vocations, but it is also certain that some of us
will find our place in well-tried fields. Medicine,
which dates back almost to the beginning of time,
is such a field, one which offers fascinating oppor-
tunities to women as well as to men.
Since the days of the classical Greeks, thou-
sands of years ago, women have practiced medicine and delved into the medical
sciences following the teachings of the goddesses of healing, lsis the Greek
goddess, and Diana the Roman. From that time until the sixteenth and
seventeenth centuries when strange narrow-minded ideas about feminine privi-
leges and a woman's place in the world forced them from open research and
practice, women were recognized as versed in methods of medical research and
It is known that Pythias, the wife of Aristotle, had so great a knowledge
of the healing sciences that about 370 B. C. she went with her husband to a
small island in the Mediterranean to collaborate with him in writing a dis-
tinguished encyclopedia on what were then thought to be medical facts.
About 400 years after the birth of Christ, the Roman Fabiola was the
disciple of the great healer St. Jerome, and the Empress Eudoxia at the same
time founded a hospital in Jerusalem.
Perhaps the next outstanding feminine doctor was Trotula, a teacher at
Salerno, the medieval medical college, and a writer of the eleventh century.
Her volume, Experiments of Medicine. was published in 1554, many years
after her death, and is still considered a learned although somewhat outdated
A contemporary woman, Saint Hildegard of Bengen, the head nun of a
convent on the German Rhine, was making herself known to the world as a
physician and author of fourteen volumes on the causes and cures of various
diseases. These volumes were called in later years the greatest scientific works
of the Middle Ages.
In the twelfth century, it became rather a fashion of the time for feminine
members of royal families to take an interest in the care of the sick. Matilda,
wife of Henry I of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII of France,
and Berengaria, wife of Alfonso of Castile, all founded hospitals and took an
active interest in their operation, not only donating large sums of money but
also personally performing the duties of doctors and nurses.
The greatest single medical triumph for women in the Middle Ages,
however, occurred when the Guild of Surgeons, founded in London in 1389,
recognized women as able surgeons and permitted them to become members
shortly after its founding. In this same century, Boccaccio, the famous Italian
writer, brought into his tales some French medical women. He seems to have
known the obstacles and difficulties which they were overcoming, since he wrote
of one feminine physician as the "courageous woman."
Thus women continued work in the advancement of medicine and methods
of treatment until about 1614, when it became increasingly difiicult for women
to study and obtain licenses to practice. Even in the American colonies, many
of which had been established to give freedom to people who could not tolerate
the oppression of their mother country, women doctors were persecuted. The
first person ever to be put to death in the Massachusetts Bay Colony was a
woman physician, Margaret Jones, who because of her skills was considered
a witch. This prejudice against Women's entrance into medical colleges and
their licensing continued to be strong until a little less than a century ago when
the United States was one of the first countries to change its hostile attitude
and with reluctance admit a woman to a college and grant her a medical degree.
This pioneer American woman was Elizabeth Blackwell, who was graduated
with honors from the Geneva Medical Institution at Geneva, New York, in
1849. After this radical, for such she was considered, had blazed the way and
shown that women were capable of pursuing and completing the medical course.
institutions of medicine slowly began to tu.rn co-educational, and soon the
Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania actually opened its doors to women
alone. Since the l850's, the number of women in medicine has steadily in-
creased until in 1935 there were slightly over a thousand women studying to
be physicians in the United States.
This is the impressive history of feminine disciples of Isis and Diana, but
women have not been content to rest on their laurels: therefore it is interesting
to see what part women have taken in recent scientific developments and in what
fields of medicine they have been successful.
Descartes, the great French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher, once
said, "lf it is possible to perfect mankind, the means of doing so will be found
in the medical sciences." Through the medical sciences many women have
played their part in perfecting mankind. World-renowned is Marie Curie,
whose extraction of a small fraction of a gram of radium from tons of pitch-
blende resulted in finding a treatment and cure of early cases of cancer.
i Another less fatal but more contagious and wide spread disease has recently
yielded some of its secrets to Dr. Jean Broadhurst. She has discovered a special
stain to render visible the virus which causes measles. By this method physi-
cians can now diagnose a case of this contagious disease three days before a
rash appears and can also detect dangerous carriers. Because of this discovery
great hope has been raised that Within the near future a similar process may
result in the detection of other more serious diseases such as meningitis and
As practitioners, women have tended to specialize. Two large fields every
year growing larger are especially open to women, the fields of gynecology and
pediatrics. It is safe to say that now, and for years to come, women will find
excellent opportunities in these fields. The Russian government, recognizing
this, has selected seventy-five thousand girls to train in these phases of medical
practice. Women in the United States have almost entirely concentrated their
efforts in these fields and have realized great success.
Another type of medicine in which women have some advantages over
men is the treatment of patients with mental diseases and psychological difficul-
ties. The intuition, sensitiveness, and sympathy natural to the female sex
make it easy for a woman physician to gain the confidence of a mental patient:
thus she can more easily treat him with success.
But what of the world of tomorrow? What women's place will be in
the medical world of tomorrow, no one knows, but it is reasonably safe to pre-
dict that they are facing a bright future. Opportunities are everywhere be-
coming apparent. Numerous fields have scarcely been touched by women yet.
Chief of these is surgery. Edward Podolsky in his book, Medicine Marches
On. wrote, "Surgery has had a hard and long struggle: it is now coming of
age." Women, too, have had a hard and long struggle in the last few centuries
to gain a position in medicine, but now that they are rather securely established.
it is time for them to take up the knife and needle and advance into surgery.
Since they have smaller and more graceful hands than men. it should be com-
paratively easy for them to develop manual skill and surgical technique. In
fact, Leonard Wright, a sixteenth century controversialist, remarked that a good
surgeon must have Ha hawk's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand." Not
until women enter surgery can they expect to reach the highest degree of at-
tainment in the medical profession.
Indeed, the future of women in medicine is a bright one. No branches
are overcrowded: in fact there is a shortage of feminine physicians. New
methods of research have been put at their disposal. Almost all medical colleges
now admit women, and prejudice against them is fast disappearing. At last
women are on almost equal footing with men: thus as Hmedicine marches on"
in the future, the "daughters of Aescuplapiusn can be expected to carry some
of the banners in the front lines.
Mr. Tracey and Members of the Board of Education: We, the Class of
1939, wish to express our grateful appreciation for the facilities and opportu-
nities you have given us to aid our quest for higher education. We will try
to make the diploma that we receive tonight the symbol of not the final stage
of our development, but the first.
Mr. Nesmith and Members of the Faculty: Through four years you have
guided us. You have given us the knowledge we shall need as we go out in
the world of tomorrow, and have helped to mold our characters. May we ever
prove worthy of your efforts. .
Parents: Through our lives you have sacrinced in order to make it possible
for us to obtain an education. You have helped us when we have faltered, and
bolstered our spirits when we have been discou.raged. We know that we can
never repay you for what you have done, but we hope our future achievements
will discharge our debt in some part.
Classmates: Tonight we meet for the last time. Soon we shall go forth
to start to build a place in the "world of tomorrow," our world. Let us not
be easily defeated and held back by discouragements and failures. Let us all
remember the courageous women of whom I have spoken who overcame many
obstacles to gain success in the world of medicine.
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