Nashua High School - Tusitala Yearbook (Nashau, NH)
- Class of 1940
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"Alii fortuna, alii lapsusv
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PUBLISHED BY THE
Class of 1940, Nashua High School
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE
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ln the hope that we may not forget the friends
we have made, the teachers who have helped us, and
the school we have come to love, we present this
TUSITALA to the Class ol: l94O.
MISS MAY E. SULLIVAN MISS MABEL E. BROWN
To MISS MAY E. SULLIVAN
and MISS MABEL E. BROWN
We dedicate this TUSITALA as an expression
of appreciation For their many years of service, and For
the inspiration and help they have been to our class.
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Doris S. Barnes
Mabel E. Brown
Genevieve P. Campbell
Grace E. Campbell
Herbert W. Canfield
Elizabeth F. Cornell
Martha C. Cramer
Lillian A. Dowd
Anne M. McWeeney
Evelyn C. Nesmith
Mabel R. Noyes
'Raymond A. Pendleton
WALTER S. NESMITH, Headmaster
Algebra II. Trigonometry, Law and Sociology
- Medieval History
Every-Day Living, Physiology and Nursing
, Modern and Medieval History
Home Organization, Physiology and Nursing
United States History, Boys' Counselor
Law and Sociology
1 United States History
' A English
Clerical and Secretarial Office Practice
- 4 s 4, English
f ' 1 Mechanical Drawing
' Economics. Law and Sociology
Geometry, Algebra I
United States History
GILBERT CAROLYN ALICE Jmnss
RoLI.INs JoIINsoN PLANTF 0'NIElI.
Gilbert Rollins Carolyn Johnson
Business Manager Secretary
James O'Neil Alice Plante
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DANIIIL ELIZABETH JANE GILBERT
SIILA O'NElL HENRY ROLLINS
Daniel Shea Elizabeth O'Neil
Business Manager Secretary
Gilbert Rollins Jane Henry
ANNA SHIRLEY KATIIARINP NICIIOI.AS
COLE Law CLANCY DAUKAS
XVorsowicZ. Anna Cole, Katharine Clancy, Nicholas Daukas
Class of 1040 Earline Alexander
Edited by Ruth Parsons
A 1h1l'illliX Drama! ics
Anthony Vvlorsowici, Charles Flynn Class of 1940
David Barker Katherine Ford Carolyn Johnson lfrank Merrill
Richard Annis Nicholas Stergiou
Mr. Cantield Senior English Teachers Miss Walstrom
Eugene Boutin. Chairman
Raymond Burns Doris McAlister Natalie Pederzani
Doris Maynard Florence Onoroski Lois Tipping
HEADMASTER WALTER S. NESMITH
We stand in high schoo1's doorway
On graduation's threshold
Eagerly looking out:
Anxious, ardent to venture forth a testing step,
Vehement for a new adventure:
Slightly apprehensive. intensely eager
In vivacious anticipation:
Poised like a shining prism
With many rippling colors.
Where we must tread
We know that millions trample in the dust:
Yet, we hold our dreams aloft in hope
To conquer fear's deep chasm,
To inspire, to recreate, to build and plan,
To explore the winding trail of life,
To meet despair's dark, hurting eyes.
For this is youth.
To keep our tryst with life,
Vkle come with earnest hearts,
With heads uplifted, singing,
With swinging, buoyant steps,
Stretching out an earnest, greeting hand
To make a friend of life.
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Likely to Succeed
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JANE E. AINSCOW
A'S1'Ience and modesty are valuable qualities."
A perfect example of sweet seventeen, and we do mean
iylveet. Did you ever take a look at those brown eyes?
Athletic Association III: Orchestra II, III, IV: Music
EARLINE CLARE ALEXANDER
"Choice words, and measured phrase
Above the reach of ordinary men."
Earline was hardly ever seen without a smile on her
face, and she has a Honefin-aAmillion" disposition. She
wishes to write poetry, and her present talent predicts suc-
Music Festival II: Discussion Club III: Chorus II, III,
IV: Culee Club II, III. IV: Senior Play Usher.
AMELIA ANITA ALUKONIS
"Active always, talking ever
Vfitty and merry, decidedly clever."
"Mimi" was skilled and popular, both on the gym floor
and in her classes. She enjoyed laughing and liked to
make others laugh.
Usher at A. A. Show II, IV: Prompter for Senior Play
and Exit Three: Lunch Counter IV: Student Leader II.
III, IV: Library Club II: Tatller Reporter IV: Softball
II. III: Basketball II. III: Volley Ball II. III: Rifle Club
III: Athletic Association II, III, IV: Upper Quarter.
ALICE BERNADETTE ANCTIL
"For everyone she had a smile
And made her school days all worth while."
Al has executive ability which she demonstrated in
Room ll4 every morning when she took charge of at-
tendance. She is a pleasant girl and was ever ready with
her lessons. She often amazed us with her ability to
ALPHONSE A. AANDRUSKEVICH
"ln sport and friendship. a thoroughbred."
"Foncie" has a very pleasing personality which causes
him to be well-liked wherever he may be. I-Ie has won
the admiration and respect of friends, teachers, and all who
have met him. His football activities have earned him a
reputation of sportsmanship which is hard to parallel.
Football II, III, IV: Basketball. Varsity III: Athletic
Association II. III, IV: Tattler Reporter IV: Upper
"Speech is greatg but silence is greater."
Jackson. practical-minded at all times, impressed those
who knew him as possessing great capability in carrying
out anything he undertook. This steadiness of purpose
foreshadows a future of successful achievement.
"There are many ways to fame."
Here is an amazing artist in three different fields. draw-
ing. drama. and writing. Dick's drawing ability had
long been evident. but it was not until his senior year
that his other talents popped up. Then he surprised us
by winning an essay contest and a dramatic scholarship.
Tattler Reporter II. III: Tattler Exchange Editor IV:
Upper Quarter: Class Orator.
"Right wrongs no man."
"Pats" desire to be right caused him to wrong no-
body, and as a result he had a host of ardent friends.
His school activities were not very spectacular, but his
presence in our class could hardly be ignored. You have
our good wishes, "Pat."
MARY ELIZABETH ARCHER
"A friendly nature, a helping hand.
WIUIIIIITQ and ready to understand."
People who enjoy rendering assistance to others are rare
indeed. The world needs the unselfish outlook of more
Chorus II. III. IV: Cilee Club III: Athletic Association
Il. III, IV.
STANLEY MICHAEL ARLAUSKAS
"A youth there was with quiet ways."
Serious and sober in demeanor. Stan exemplified a cer-
tain stability which was well worth observing. When-
ever he spoke, one felt that the words had been carefully
Rifie Club II.
"Her eyes as stars of twilight fair:
Like twilight, too, her dusky hair."
Nice hardly describes Norm. She was simply "tops,"
She had the darlingest dimples and "twinkly" eyes.
Chorus III: Athletic Association II, III, IV.
WANDA PATRICIA AUGUNAS
"She dances like an angel."
In the realm of twinkling feet lie her interest. We are
sure as we see her lightly lilting her way down the corri-
dors that Vklanda will become .1 famous dance instructor.
Interclass Basketball II. III: Tumbling Team II: Home
Economics Club II. III. IV: Everyday Living Club IV.
OLGA PAULINE BACKER
"She's the ornament of her sex."
"Dolly," a prize member of the fair sex, was always
in the midst of a crowd. Although very popular, she
managed to have time for serious outside activities.
Talller II: Shorthand Club III: Dramatics Club Secre-
tary III. IV: Athletic Association II, III. IV: Tusilala
Paragrapher: You Cun'I Take It With You: Lady Who
Ate An Oysler: Upper Quarter.
"A charming smile, a welcome glad.
Just part of the nice way she had."
Dot was a little girl who carved out a big place for
herself during her high school career by her friendly smile
and dignified mien.
Home Economics Club II: Press Club IV: Intramural
Softball, Basketball, and Volley Ball II and III: Upper
GERALDINE ELIZABETH BALASKY l
"Please don't get me started!"
Cierry was a smiling individual who gained the respect
of her friends for her fluent and intelligent remarks in
English. She is a tennis fan and you should see her
smack that ball to win the set!
Athletic Association II. III, IV: Chorus II: Library
Club III: Home Economics III: Rifle Club III: Press
Club IV: Tusitala Paragrapher: Upper Quarter.
"Don't let it bother you:
ll doesn't worry me."
"Abbott" managed to keep it a secret for a long time,
but during our senior year. he certainly showed he could
play a mean "ad lib" on his sax. Wasn't he an excellent
specimen of manhood with his brawn and good looks?
Tatller Reporter II. III: A. A. Show IV: Football II,
III: Basketball II: Track IV: Intramural Hockey III:
Drill Team II: Usher l939 Graduation: Tusitala Para-
grapher: A, A. II, III, IV: Upper Quarter: Class Prophet.
"She is gentle, quiet, and sedate:
And as a pal-Hrs! rate."
"Ritz" was popular with all who knew her. As she
was interested in anything going on, she could be seen at
any school function, whether it was a sport or a dance.
History Club IV: A. A. II. III, IV: I-Iome Economics
"Shes always peppy, never blue:
She's popular, pretty, jolly, and true."
There was hardly a senior who didn't know El. Her
tall, vivacious. neatly clothed Hgure was seen almost every-
where, and she left laughter where she found gloom.
Music II, IV: Home Economics Club III. IV: A. A. II.
III. IV: Usher at Senior Play: Paragrapher for Tusitala.
CHRISTINE E. BARTLETT
"Clothes make the woman."
Did you ever see Teena when she wasn't stylishly
dressed in the latest mode? She has intentions of being a
buyer. She certainly is getting off to a good start.
Chorus II: A. A. II, III: Drama Day Usher II: Music
Iiestival II: Glee Club II: French Club II. III: Dramatics
Club II, III, IV: Press Club IV: Senior Play Prompter
IV: Exit Three IV: Tusitalu Paragrapher: Upper Quarter.
"The man with t1 system."
"Boley." meticulous, observant, could not have chosen
a better career than that of a mechanical engineer. We
envy "Boley" with his quiet, intelligent, but good-natured
manners that will get him a long way in this competitive
world of ours. Ah! What a man!
"A fresh, a true, a friendly man."
Bob always had a good word for everyone. and every-
one had a good word for him. You had to know Bob
to understand him. Among boys he is considered an all-
IRENE ALICE BELAND
"fl girl who Crm work. cz girl who crm play."
Irene was a very cheerful but quiet girl who was seldom
in a hurry. Although her step was leisurely. her smile
Chorus II, III. IV: Athletic Association II, III, IV:
"Slow but sure."
"Archie" wasn't much of a ladies' man, although he
had what it takes. His hobbies. hunting, 'f1shing. and
many other sports. occupied most of his time.
Intramural Softball III.
JOHN BOYD BENSON
"Handsome, and has wit at will."
John. with his slow smile, quiet nature, and pleasant
countenance, is a sincere friend. He is one of the most
handsome boys in our class.
Cheer Leader III.
"Jog sparkled in her dark eyes like L1 gem."
Terry's sweet and quiet manner is helied bv the glint of
mischief which one can detect from time to time in her
brown eyes. ,
Glee Club II: Drama Day Refreshment Committee II:
Home Economics II, III. IV: Upper Quarter.
"DiIiaem'e is the mother of good fortune."
Although Bernie spent a lot of his time perfecting model
nts vtc ilwi s knew he was around because of his
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participation in curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Band Il. Ill, IV: Orchestra II, III: A. A. II, III.
"We are born to be happy, all of us."
Flo was one who took school as it came and never
worried about it. With her happy-go-lucky air. she
carved herself an enduring niche in the minds of her com-
Home Economics Club II, III: A. A. II, III, IV.
VICTOR I-. BJORKMAN
"l'ii.'aci1y and wit make a man shine in company."
There were two sides to Vic. One was jovial, the
other serious. Although his friends knew him for his
unfailing gocgi humor and wittyiremarks, not many
realized his industry outside of school.
Talller Reporter IV: Golf IV: A. A. II, III, IV.
"There is society in the deepest solitude."
Wherex'er he WCHI, he was accompanied by a book. He
was such a proline reader that his classmates marveled at
his literary endurance. Amiable' was Bonnie. and Well-
liked. because he had that certain spark of brilliance that
appeared every so often.
Tuxitala Paragrapher: Intramural Football II: Basket-
ball II: Rifle Team II: Glee Club II.
GEORGE ALBERT BOUCHARD
"He who appreciates art appreciates the better
things in life."
Georgie. an alert individual interested in fine arts, was
always ready to talk about a good actor. singer, or artist.
Opera appealed to him immensely. His ambition is to
become associated with some field of art.
"You ran't have your cake and-."
Clothes make the women look, yes sirf But don't ask
him how.iit's a secret "formula,"
History Club IV: Tennis III. IV: Dramatics Club III.
IV: Debating Club IV: Exit Three: Lada Who Ate An
Oyster: You Can't Take It With You: Track IV.
THEODORE LEWIS BOUCHER
"Wz'th his eyes in flood with laughter."
Who ever saw "Butch" when he was in a serious mood?
He seemed to move like a tornado when he came into a
class. He will be well remembered for the many classes
he brightened with his cheerfulness.
Rifle Club III: Debating Club III.
JEANNETTE CECIL BOURDON
"If at Hrst you don't succeed, try, try again."
Although .Ieannette's many activities outside of school
prevented her from participating in many social functions
in N. H. S.. they didn't keep her from being well-known
and admired by the student body.
EUGENE R. BOUTIN
"A quiet tongue shows a wise head."
Eugene was a very quiet and unassuming fellow. but he
"sure knew his stuff." Whenever teachers found classes
groping in vain for answers, they simply called on Eugene.
who never failed them.
Tusitala. Chairman Typing Committee: Track IV:
Chemistry Club III: Athletic Association: Upper Quarter.
"The little man who was always there."
Paully was at one's elbow whenever he was needed. A
small. quiet chap. but a "solid" fellow to know.
Tennis IV: Track IV: Athletic Association II, III, IV.
"Let us, then, be up and doing."
Whether it was escorting young ladies home after school
or assisting the teacher after classes "Jo-Joe" was always
and Bu "J " why didn't you give us a break
on h . t o,
with that singing voice of yours once in a while?
A. A. Show Ticket Committee IV.
"All God's chillun got rhythm."
Paul is an eager swing fan who perhaps can be consid-
ered the authority on that subject in Nashua High School.
Good luck to you in the future, "Sparkey."
LAURIEN HENRY BRODEUR
"He loues the game beyond the prize."
' Laurien confined his efforts to athletics. and his prowess
in hockey and baseball stands as proof of his athletic abil-
"To know him was a privilege."
Hi-de-ho! "Chillun." hear that rhythm? Why,
that's our tall, good-looking drummer-boy beating it out.
Dave. a facsimile of Gene Krupa, was not only a good
musician but an interested student of science as well.
Tattler Reporter II: Staff III: Chorus II: Senior Play:
A. A. Show: Dramatics Club IV: President of French
Club II: Track Team IV: Drama Day Guide: Upper
PETER ALBERT BRUEN
"Don't worry about life: you'll neuer get out of it alive."
Peter was always full of fun and frolic. and there was
always something doing when Peter was around.
Wrestling II. III: Football II. III, IV: Volley Ball II,
Ill: Tumbling and Apparatus II: Rifle II.
'iBe moderate: be moderate."
Dick simply would not be hurried about anything, but
in spite of extreme moderation he usually got good results
for his efforts in the end. He has a real sense of humor.
DONALD BUCHANAN, JR.
HQUIQITZQSS is best."
Donald's quiet and scholarly attitude gave him an en-
viable position on the Upper Quarter. You may rest
assured that the faculty are wishing that there had been
more like him in our class.
A. A. III, IV: Upper Quarter.
JAMES L. BURKE
"I must go down to the seas again."
"George" seems headed for the sea. That's all he's
talked about throughout his school career. It's probably
the ol' salt water in his blood. All we can say is that if
we're on the ship he's captaining. we're safe.
Wrestling III: Volley Ball III: Track II, III, IV:
Basketball Intramural II: Tumbling and Apparatus II, III.
"Give her a basketball to play with and she's happy."
Athletics as well as athletes seemed to intrigue "Beebie."
She was one of our smaller damsels. and you couldn't help
noticing the way her eyes sparkled when she smiled.
Tusilala Paragrapher: Exit Three IV: Dramatics Club
II: Student Leader Ill, IV: Usher, Senior Play, State
Drama Day: Intramural Softball, Basketball, Volley Ball
II, III, IV: Upper Quarter.
RAYMOND HENRY BURNS
"Burnsie" was a co-operative fellow, whose chief extra-
curricular interest lay in baseball. He was able, moreover,
to carry over into the classroom the same intensity of in-
terest with which he pursued the careers of major league
Interclass Softball II: Basketball II: Volley Ball II:
Rifle Club II: Tusitala Typist.
HAROLD B. BURTT
HI,.l:KIfl'I1-1751 is fur bellvr than house or fund."
"Sid," extraordinary man. was always ready for an un-
expected chemistry test. In addition. he was noted for
the clever jokes he told before class.
l.unch Counter IV: Upper Quarter.
ADOLPH BURzYNsK1. JR. -li'
"The smile that u.'on't come off."
"Bully" had a smile that all but split his face in two.
It was a treat to watch the way his eyes crinkled up at
the corners. "Bully" was a very hard worker. and we
know he'll succeed--'so the best of luck. "BuzZy"!
MARTHA ANN BUSWELI.
'ffonstcrneu is the crowning privilege of friendship."
M n coale can make friends but Ann's smile made
1 Y P' i ' -V Q
friends that she has kept. Even without her making
noise, her presence would make itself felt.
A. A. II. III, IV: Home Economics IV: Lunch Count-
"fl sweet attractive kind of grace."
Phyllis, an attractive girl who was graceful in manner
and dress. had a way which made everyone fond of her.
Home liconomics Club III, IV: Everyday Living Club
ROBERT J. CANFIELD
"For u Imetler friend, look no further."
Some friendships made in'high school are prolonged in-
to later life. Anyone who made Bobs acquaintance is
certain that his friendship is of that steadfast caliber.
Band II. Ill: Orchestra II. III.
"Whoever wrestles is sometimes thrown."
"Monk" wasn't usually thrown, however, and was
considered by his fellow wrestlers as one of the best in the
A. A. Show IV: Wrestling II, III, IV: Intramural
Football and Softball II, III: Intramural Basketball and
Volley Ball II, III, IV: Tumbling and Apparatus IV:
Rifle Team II, III.
"She that was ever fair and never proud,
Had tongue at will, and yet was rarely loud."
"Laurie," a quiet and demure person, possesses a lovely
singing voice, and a charming personality that Will carry
her far along the road of life.
Home Economics IV: A. A. II, III.
HECTOR JOSEPH CHARTRAIN
"Men of few words are the best men."
Hec was one of the quiet persons who only spoke when
spoken to. He was not the type to participate in any
sports. but was very studious. We think that with his
agile mind he will make the chemist that he wants to be.
Tusitala Paragrapher IV.
CHARLES W. CHOURAMANIS
"Clothes make the man."
With his snappy clothes and quick smile, Charles looked
like a page out of Esquire. I-Ie was active in sports, as
you can see.
Wrestling II, III: Intramural Softball, Basketball, Vol-
ley Ball, Football II, III, IV: Drill Team III: A. A. III:
Tusitala Paragrapher IV: Tattler Reporter.
"Wisdom is ever a blessing."
Kay was rated tops by her friends. who saw in her the
qualities of leadership, friendship, and scholarship. Our
brilliant Kay is going to Wellesley next year, where we
know she will uphold the highest Nashua traditions,
Chorus II: Dramatics Club II, III: Chairman of Hous-
ing and Property Committees, Drama Day II: Tattler,
Assistant School Notes Editor III. Senior Literary Editor:
A. A. II, III. IV: Associate Editor, Tusitalag Upper
JOHN D. CODY
'iNol a worry in the world."
There never was a better fellow than John? He was
big in frame and heart. John always kept his economics
teacher on the alert with his unexpected sallies. but no one
could lose patience with him, Incidentally, he is an ex-
pert door shutter. Remember Room II4, John?
Tatller Reporter II: A. A. II.
ANNA LOUISE COLE
"Action is eloquence."
Sincere. friendly, with a refreshing sense of humor?
these qualities typify "Co-co" to perfection. Interested
in most of the school activities including Tultler and Tusi-
lula, Anna is a versatile girl who has done much for
Tultler Reporter II: Assistant Book Editor III: Book
Editor IV: Intramural Basketball and Volley Ball II:
Iirench Club III: Rifle Club III: Dramatics Club II. III,
Vice President III: l.unch Counter IV: Associate Editor
of Tustlulu: A. A. II. III, IV: Upper Quarter.
CLARENCE M. CONNOR. JR.
"Good nature is the cheapest commodity in the world."
Clarence wasn't a teachers pet or an "angel" by any
means. He was just a swell fellow scattering good
will, a commodity as welcome as it is cheap.
A. A. II. III, IV.
FRANK S. COOKSON. JR.
"A smile is a tonic, men."
Swaggering walk, slight suggestion of a slouch. mis-
chievous glint in his eye-that's "Dick." You never
catch "Dick" in a pensive mood or without his broad
grin. No. sir!
Intramural lioothall. Softball. Volley Ball II: Cheer
Leader III: A. A. II, III, IV.
"Better to be small and shine
Than Io be tall and cast a shadow."
Ciraciousness and modesty added up give you Mariette.
None of us will ever forget the famed triumvirate of
Corriveau. Dowd, and Clancy harging around corridors
and adding humor to every class.
Tuttler Reporter III: Dramatics Club III. IV: Drama
Day Property Committee II1 I.ibrary Club. Vice Presi-
dent III: Ifrench Club, Treasurer III, President IV: A. A.
Il. III. IV: Upper Quarter.
"I have no time for idle care."
There was a girl who could he counted on. Mildred
was never afraid to do more than her share. and was al-
ways pleasant and cheerful about extra work. Her ruddy,
well-kept hair was the envy of her classmates. We know
that she will inspire future friends by her serenity and de-
Tattler Reporter II: Secretary Senior Shorthand Club:
Tattler Secretary IV: Student Leader II, III: Athletic As-
sociation II, III, IV: Upper Quarter.
PAUL R. COUTSONIKAS
llwllfhllllf danger the game grows cold,"
Coutsie threw himself into a football game with all the
energy he could muster and came out bruised and battered
b . . .
ut still unbowed. I-Ie is recognized as one of the best
halfbacks in the state.
"The best work in the world is done on the quiet."
, Although June is rarely heard from. she is certainly
seen. We shall never forget noticing your beauty as you
walked along the corridors, June. We think the world
will not forget you when success is passed around.
Dramatics Club IV: Senior Play Ticket Committee,
"What's the hurry? I'II get there."
"Speed" took his time about everything he did. One
never knew what to expect from him when he was called
upon to recite, as he was usually ready with a funny reply.
Football II, III, IV: Baseball III: Intramural Basket-
ball II: Volley Ball IV: A. A. II, IIIRIV: Usher at
EDWARD GERALD DAME
"The man of such a genial mood."
"Edouard's" ambition is to be an ofhcer in the National
Guard, and who knows but what he may take over Mr
Lawrence's position when he retires. Good luck to you.
Edouard, and, by the way, where did you get that
A. A. II, III, IV: Lunch Counter IV: French Club IV:
Press Club IV: Upper Quarter.
LUCY KATHERINE DANDLEY
Hlleixcly. willing, and able."
l.ou's tall, busy. hurrying form will be missed by the
many teachers on whom she waited at the lunch counter.
She is quick and capable. Not only will the teachers miss
her but the whole class of '-40.
Home Economics Club III, IV: Lunch Counter II,
III. IV: A. A. II.
EVA MARIE DANIELEVITCH
"Calm, cool. and collected."
By "Chubby's" pink cheeks and healthy countenance
we have proof that she is the outdoor girl she appears
to be. Vklhile others get excited over their troubles, Eva
remains calm and reasons things out.
Softball II, III: Volley Ball II, III: Rifle Club III:
Usher at A. A. Show II. IV: A. A. II, III. IV: Upper
NELLIE THERESA DANSEVICH
"A little nonsense now and then
ls relished by the best of men."
One seldom saw Terry when she wasn't smiling nor
heard her when she wasn't chuckling. No gathering was
comnlete unless Nellie was in attendance.
Chorus II: Home Economics II. III, IV.
NICHOLAS J. DAUKAS
'fAnrI here's to a friend, a friend of our sort,
IVith a head full of brains and a heart full of sport."
One has to work to put all A's on his report card and
make the All State Football Team. but to "Kola" this
was a cinch. He never took much interest in girls. for
he was heard to say. "Women and studies don't mix."
Iiootball II. III. Cantain and All State IV: Intramural
Softball. Basketball. Volley Ball II, III: Rifle Club II:
Track IV: Usher at Graduation '39: Senior Play Ticket
Committee IV: Assistant Athletics Editor Tattler III:
Athletics Editor IV: Associate Editor Tusitala: A. A. .
II. III, IV: Upper Quarter.
"Work is my recreation,"
"Red" came to be known as the "busiest man in the
class." Although he had the proverbial red hair, he had
a pleasing temperament and was never in anything but a
TUIllt'f Business Manager IV: Tusitala Typewriting
Staff IV: Wrestling II: Softball II, III, IV: Basketball II,
III, IV: Volley Ball II, III: Drill Team II. III.
MARGARET NINA DESMARAIS
"So sweet the blush of bashfulnessf'
When we speak of blushes, we always think of Mar-
garet. Although they interfered with her recitations. we
know. however. that her blushes will be a good recom-
mendation of her pleasantness in getting the position as a
waitress which she desires.
Chorus II: Glee Club II: Home Economics Club IV:
Art Club II: A. A. Il.
ELIZABETH HOPE DINAN
"She laughs and fools all day long
And life to her is but a song."
Did you ever see Betty when she wasn't red in the face
from laughing. or urging someone else to join her in
varied escapades? Oh. lucky Betty-blessed with curly
Tattler Reporter II: A. A. Show III: Chorus II. IV:
Dramatics Club IV: Glee Club Ilg A. A. II, III, IV:
Tumbling and Apparatus II,
GEORGE A. DIONNE
"A man is known by the friends he keeps."
George. outside of the band. was a quiet boy: how-
ever, his constant smile and good humor earned him many
lasting friendships. His chosen profession is that of ma-
chinist and we predict success, as he seems to have a way
with the whirring beasts.
Band II, III, IV.
"An amiable boy, and one of good abilities."
Eddie was one fellow who could get along with others.
He could be depended upon to cooperate with the class in
carrying out anything he undertook. just as he cooperated
with his sister in carrying around her huge accordion case,
LOUISE WANDA DOBROWOLSKI
"She, the best of all musicians."
Louise was an accomplished accordionist who assisted
at many school functions in that capacity, We hear that
you would like to become an accordion instructor and we
know you have the power, so good luck, Louise.
Chorus II. III. IV: Home Economics Club II, III, IV:
Basketball II: Senior Play.
NORMAN If. DOUCET
"The price of wisdom is above ruhiesf'
ments when he could be persuaded to
Norms com .. A
speak. often surprised one by their clarity and profound-
ness. Although he spoke but little. his words were worth
A. A. II, IV: Upper Quarter.
GEORGE G. DOUGI-ITY
"His limbs were cast in manly mold.
For hardy sports and contests bold."
Keep your eyes glued on "Joe," our tennis captain.
XVe believe that he could oust Don Budge as king of the
tennis court without half trying.
Basketball II. III: Intramural Basketball II, III: Tennis
Captain II. III. IV: Tennis Club President II: History
Club IV: Lunch Counter IV: Dramatics Club IV: Exit
"Laugh away. Hne laughe-r."
This person needs no introduction. for the girl with
the winning smile and hearty laugh that you have seen
and heard around school was without a doubt Janie.
Home Economics Club III: A. A. II. III: Senior Play
Ticket Committee II: Intramural Basketball II: Softball
II: Volley Ball II.
"Theres music in his heart wherever he goes."
Students? Get an carful of that thrilling bugling!
l,ucicn is the I-larry James of our class. a gifted musician
who gives more than his share of "oomph" to Ingham's
A. A. Show III. IV: Band II. III. IV: Orchestra II.
III, IV: Music Festival II, III, IV: Paragrapher for Tusi-
PATRICIA M. DOWD
"Theres mischief in her roguish eyes."
l.ife for Pat will surely be successful if she does her
work as well as she has done it in school. XVe can guar-
antee that when she's a teacher her pupils will never be
Softball II: Volley Ball II: Dramatics Club II. III. IV:
Press Club IV: French Club III, IV: Student Leader II.
III: Drama Day Property Committee II: Music Festival
III: A. A. II. III. IV: Head Usher at Senior Play IV:
. 1, n
"You have a nimble wit."
His clever remarks and social attitude toward his many
"pals" in the class will not soon be forgotten. By the
way, he was quite a Don Juan, wasn't he?
A. A. II, III, IV: Tusilala Paragrapher.
ANNIE PATRICIA DUBEAU
"The smallest waist in seven counties."
"Butch," one of our attractive girls from Derry, is our
choice for Scarlett O'Hara. With her dark hair, creamy
complexion, and slightly tilted nose, she fits the descrip-
tion perfectly. We should add, however, that our class-
mate is a student of renown. and high contender for the
title of class bookworm.
"For he is a jolly good fellow."
Many's the time that classes broke into an uncontroll-
able laughter when "Din" answered a question in his in-
Track II, III.
"A smile that won? rome off."
Earl. you could say, was one person who never had
anything but a smile on his face. His friendly attitude
gained for him a host of friends that he'll always keep.
He wasn't always as successful in keeping his ever-present
"chew" of gum concealed from the eagle eyes of various
JOHN H. EATON
"His red hair,-as bright as his smile,"
"Reds" witty remarks kept the class in a continuous
uproar. How ably he could uphold his point in any
Senior Play Stage Committee IV.
r, . , 4
JOHN GEORGE ECONOMOPOULOS
"Size never shows ability."
"Shorty'A wasn't big nor did he say much, but he had a
smile which won us all. His neatness and good taste in
clothes were generally admired.
Tattler Reporter II, III: Basketball IV.
FREDERICK AUSTIN ERB
"He had a boys love of fun.
And a man's ideas of responsihilituf'
lfred all but equalled Lionel Barrymores interpretation
of Grandpa in You Can't Take It With You. We would
predict a brilliant actor's career for him if we didn't know
that he wanted to be an A No. 1 veterinarian.
Chorus II: Dramatics Club II. III. IV: Tattler Staff
III, IV: Intramural Basketball III. IV: Press Club IV:
Senior Play IV: Exit Three IV: Upper Quarter.
CAROLYN LEE FARNUM
"Her smile was not more sunny than her heart."
"Cal" was one of the many optimists of the class of
'-40. We could usually spot her pretty face in the center
of a happy. talkative group of girls.
Tatller Reporter II: Basketball. Intramural II: Art
Club II, III: Usher, A. A. Show: A. A. II, III, IV.
"Eloquence is the child of knowledge."
Who will ever forget Maureen. a true Irish colleen?
Everyone in class listened attentively when Maureen. in
her well-modulated, cultivated voice. got up to make some
Senior Play Costume Committee: Outdoor Club II.
III: Debating Club II. III: Press Club IV: Upper Quarter.
HELEN ANNE FLAHERTY
"Mind cannot follow it, no words express
Her infnite sweetness."
Helen has the singular charm of sweetness that is re-
freshing in this modern world of sophistication. She
seemed to draw us to her and to catch our hearts.
Dramatics Club II. IV: Press Club IV: French Club.
Treasurer II: Senior Play, Usher IV: Drama Day Festi-
val. Usher Il: A. A. Show. Usher III: A. A. II, III. IV:
ALICE PATRICIA FLYNN
"The eye hath ever been thought the pearl of the face."
Some benevolent goddess must have given you those
pearls, Alice. After being in your company a few min-
utes, we went away wondering why you remained in our
minds so, and then we discovered it was the magnetism of
Basketball: Volley Ball II, III: Art Club II, III: Pub-
licity Committee for Senior Play.
"lVe'II root, root. root for the home team."
"Fred" and Joe Cronin have a lot in common. They're
both Irish, excellent baseball players, and alert shortstops.
"Fred" will carry the colors of Nashua High into the
Major Leagues some line day.
Baseball II. III, Captain IV: A. A. II, III, IV: Up-
JOHN J. FOLEY
"Sober but not serious:
Quiet, but not idle."
"Peanut" has a sense of humor which makes his com-
pany very enjoyable, though he may be a little shy at first.
He made good use of his daily library permit, for he and
reading are very good friends.
A. A. II. III, IV, A, A. Show Ticket Committee IV.
KATHRYN MAY FORD
"Enthusiasm is the flavor of fun."
Our "oomph" girl is spirited and spritely-but don't
let that fool you. She can be dignified and businesslike,
Tattler Reporter II3 Basketball II: Shorthand Club IV:
Lunch Counter IVQ A. A. III, IV: Upper Quarter: Class
XVally is one of our leading golf enthusiasts. We unf
derstand he has aspirations to be a golf pro, so here's
best of luck to a future champ.
Ciolf II, III, Captain IV.
ITERNAND GUY ITRANCOEUR
"Ambition has no rest."
Ifrankie is emcient as well as ambitious. To be able to
get the most out of each passing moment is truly a vir-
tue: so keep it up. Ifrankie.
A. A. II, III. IV.
RAYMOND HENRY FRASER
Hliuseball, 'J'8. Concord-Ray,
Remember conHdence won that day."
Everybody knows how Ray. in the Concord game of
'38 with little pitching experience. saved the day for
Nashua. Thereafter he was one of the mainstays of our
Wrestling II: Baseball III. IV: Football III. IV: Tusi-
"Her voice was ever soft
Gentle. and lowfun excellent thmg in woman."
Terry. although very quiet. was one of those people
that we just couldn't get along without. She wishes to
be a librarian. and we know she has all the necessary
qualifications of neatness. assiduity. and patience.
Home Economics Club II. III. IV: A. A. II, III. IV1
"A song will outlive all sermons in the memory."
Gracie's beautiful alto voice. which was a great asset
to our music classes. will certainly furnish many people
in the future with a great deal of pleasure.
Chorus II. III. IV: Glee Club IV: Music Festival II.
IV: Usher at Senior Play: A. A. II, III, IV.
"Still waters run deep."
Rarely has this saying been more aptly used than in de-
scribing Ray. His quietly cheerful manner and his love
for sports made him one of the most popular boys in
Assistant Manager Football III. Manager IV: A. A. II.
III, IV: Property Committee. Senior Play IV.
ROLAND WALTER CACNON
"1 go on my way with ll happy heart."
"Gagy" is a slick dancer and has the gift of perking up
dull classes by some prank or remark. He will always be
remembered for his clever portrayal of wcll-to-do. stuffy.
Art II: Rifle Club III: Dramatics Club IV: You Cunt
Take It Wilh You IV: Lady Who Ate An Oysler IV.
"The only LUKILI lo have a friend is to he one."
If you didn't really know "l.iby" you might have the
mistaken idea that she's quiet and reserved. but her friends
know better. Her popularity with the stronger sex is
well known and widely envied.
RAYMOND WALTER GARDNER
"Be not simply good-be good for something."
"Diz"' was noted for his athletic ability and his timely
puns. Never will the way he slammed his way around
corridors be forgotten, either.
Baseball II. III: Football II: Intramural Basketball II.
A'Ki'ndness is the sunshine in which virtue grows."
Anne's outstanding capability in all things amazed her
classmates and left her senior friends wondering if every
one from "up her way" was of a similar versatility. We
were certainly glad to have her come from Vermont to
join our class this year.
A. A. IV: History Club IV.
HERVE EUDORE GAUTHIER
"Business is the salt of life."
"Cotly" was very quiet in class but when called on
usually had an answer for a question. Perhaps his busi-
ness ambitions were the reason for his frequent absences.
which never seemed to handicap him in connection with
his class work.
"l'm a part of all that I have met."
Paul's interests in athletics stretched to almost every
sport. This is evident by his participation in many in-
Intramural Softball II: Intramural Wrestling III: In-
tramural Hockey IV: Tumbling and Apparatus IV: Foot-
CECILE JANET GENDRON
"Bread 'n' butter 'n' applesauce 'n' sugar."
Pretty and petite was "Sis" with an air of gently sup-
pressed mirth which was a source of joy to everyone she
knew. "Sis" was one of those people who laugh with
their eyes. lTell us how you do it, please.J
Chorus II: Art Club III. IV: Home Economics Club
II, III, IV: Upper Quarter.
HELEN MICHAEL GIATAS
"A merry heart goes all the day."
"Lennie" was another quiet soul: but she did join in
on a variety of school activities and then she was at her
best. She always seemed to be appreciating what was
going on in class.
Chorus II: Intramural Softball II: Intramural Basket-
ball II: Press Club IV: Usher, Senior Play IV.
LUCILLE MARION GILES
"A pal to all and a grand good sport."
We hear rumors that Gilesy plans to be a nurse. No
doubt she'll have plenty of patients who will bask in her
solicitous care. She's got what we all need more of-
consideration for others.
Lunch Counter II: Chorus II. IV: Glee Club IV: A. A.
Show Committee IV: Usher, A. A. Show IV.
"Nothing is more becoming in a great man than
courtesy and forbearance."
Richard. the serious. conservative type, impressed those
who came into contact with him by his politeness of
manner and courteousness of speech.
BESSIE HELEN GIMOPOULOS
Uforwcrrd and frolit' glee LL't1S there
The will to do. the soul lo dare."
Bessie never seemed to have a care in the world. but
took everything in stride.
Basketball III: Chorus III: Home Economics Club
III. IV: Student Leader II: A. A. II, III, IV: Senior
DORELLA ALICE GINGRAS
i'She has so much wit."
It was not easy to be blue when Del was around. She
was full of fun and wit. NVe are sure that if she ob,
rains her goal of being a nurse at a childrens hospital
she will be adored by her charges.
Home Economics III. IV: History Club IV.
RITA OLIVETTE GIROUARD
"Ready willing, and courteous."
With a sunny "Good morning." Rita has breezed into
school every day for the last three years. prompt. wide-
awake. and ready to commence her matutinal duties.
History Club III.
'AA marvelous good neiglzbor, faith. und ll Uertf
For bowling "Speed" had outstanding skill and en-
thusiasm. I-Ie could make good speed in his studies, too,
when he chose--witness his sudden spurt in his senior
year. And he sometimes made too much speed down the
corridors to please the teachers.
A. A. II. III, IV.
RAYMOND J. CORIVIAN
"There is rr right way to do everything."
If there ever was any doubt about the assignments.
"Professor" was the fellow to see. I-Ie had a science for
everything. and was a friend to boast of. "Professor" is
going to be a neon sign expert. and we are sure he is gof
ing to make this world a brighter place in which to live.
IIAROID VJINSTON GOSS
"Gt'uc'e in his ttspect and attire."
XVinston. for he is better known by his middle name.
was one of the quiet and perhaps less well-known mem-
bers ol' our class. But. like some others of our quiet
boys, he wore the blue Iyre-trimmed sweater that showed
he could make melodious noise on occasion. We wish
him luck. and hope he realizes his ambition of becoming
Band Il. III. IV.
"l,et thu tvortis be few."
Although Georgie spoke but little. he made many
friends during his one year in our school. He was seri-
ous-minded and workmanlike about his school work and
has the steadiness and good sense that make for success in
SlIIRI.IiY IfI.I.7fABIfTIaI GRADY
ilSLL'l'L'lh to the xwet'l."
Anil we do mean sweet' We hear that Betty is en-
cleavoring to become an airplane stewardess. Surely the
prettiest girl of N. II. S. would be accepted. I-Iere's hop-
ing we fly in the same plane. Betty.
'llzlller' Reporter IV: Usher at Senior Play.
"lnt.'t-nl .something new, und t1ou'll set me tl-skipping."
Camy's ability to "jitterbug" placed her as the highest
ranking Uujitterbugn dancer in N. H. S.
Ilistory Club IV: Ltzdtx Who Ale An Oysler IV: Stu-
dent l.eader II: Intramural Volley Ball II: A. A. IV.
VIRGINIA RITA GRATTON
"She was all that ll modern girl should be."
'iiiingeru didn't come to us until her senior year. but
Derry's loss was dehnitely Nashua's gain. She was a
veritable Pavlovaf Remember her as "Essie" in You
Cftm'l Take ll ll'1lh You?
Senior Play IV: Basketball IV.
"It is harmful for no one to he quiet."
Although she was the silent type. Bernice could speak
pleasantly when it was required of her. She is a good
sport and a hard worker. She made many friends during
the four years of high school.
Home Economics Club II, III, IV.
"The secret of success is constancy of purpose."
An amiable character. an enviable appearance. and a
much-to-be-desired personality-that is John, Hud-
son's future representative in the florist field.
Track II. III. IV: Band II: Music Festival II: Lunch
Counter IV: Stage Committee. Senior Play IV.
FLORENCE L. GUAY
"Her grin is contagious. Ever catch ft?"
"Ginger" was always ready to talk to you no matter
how busy she was. Her conversation was amusing and
full of interest, and we're sure she'll enjoy herself in what-
ever she undertakes.
History Club IV.
LUCILLE J. GUERETTE
"Small-but oh, how mischievous."
Homework never spoiled her good times. Confiden-
tially. we have reason to believe she'd rather dance than
study. but do you wonder when you see her on the dance
Intramural Basketball II.
ROBERT WILLIAM GUILD
"A man of uast and varied information."
Do you know the answer to every question and prob-
lem in chemistry, or are there a few that stump you?
"J" was equally brilliant in all his classes. S'amazin'l I
Debating IVQ A. A. II, III. IV: Upper Quarter.
RAYMOND R. GUILMAIN
'Al let others worry: I have fun."
Ray was popular with the boys. and equally so with
the girls. Ray also enjoyed participating in school activi-
Tumbling and Apparatus II: Rifle Club II: Intramural
Football II: Intramural Volley Ball III: Cross Country
II: Track II, III, IV: A. A. III, IV.
CLAYTON MILTON HALL
"All power rests ultimately on opinion."
A tall. lanky boy unwrapped his feet from the chair in
front of him. and slowly pulled himself up to his full
height. Clay was again arising to drawl out the cor-
rect answer in a lengthy discourse. His words. you may
be sure. were the result of profitable meditation.
Chorus II: A. A. II, III: Upper Quarter.
"Catch that glint of mischief in her eye?
That means there's something doing by and by."
How "Pussy" could talk in class without getting tired
for caughtl was beyond many of us. That fine char-
acteristic of seeing only the best in every one endeared
Priscilla to us.
Chorus II: A. A. II, III.
PATRICIA ANN HANSBERRY
fb 2' PAT
gf "Who fears to offend takes the first step to please."
Pat wore a grin that knocked the unpleasantness out of
you. She spoke in a meek voice. but all tried to hear
what she said because her words spoke truth. But defi-
Home Economics Club II, III: A. A. III, IV: Dra-
matics Club IV.
"Take me out to the ball game."
We could always depend on "Eek," for he did his
homework leven though it was completed the minute be-
fore the bell rangl. Why didn't you take us out to see
a game at Fenway Park sometime?
Intramural Softball II. III: Basketball II. III: Volley
Ball II: Badminton IV.
"J. V. JACK"
"He stoops to conquer."
Talk about fun! Jack was always one of the most
ingenious boys in our class when it came to the enter-
tainment fleld. There was never a dull moment while
"J. V. Jack" was around.
Tattler Reporter IV: Tusilala Paragrapher: Senior
Play: Ticket Committee for A. A. Show: Lady Who Ate
An Oyster IV: Assembly Plays III, IV: Dramatics Club
III, IV: Lunch Counter III: Usher for Senior Gradua-
ANNE E. HASKELL
"Dartmouth, yea! Dartmouth. yea!"
Anne was a perfect tomboy and yet a polished lady.
She was a fervent Dartmouth fan, and does she know her
athletesl Did you ever try to change her mind?
Student Leader II: Softball II: Basketball II: Rifle
Team III: Lunch Counter IV: Publicity Committee, Sen-
ior Play IV.
VIRGINIA FRANCES HAYES
"A charming smile, a welcome glad,
Just part of the nice way she had."
Such popularity as you have must be deserved. Jinny.
Like Kate Hardcastle. she continuously reflects the gayety
and frivolity of youth.
Tattler Reporter IV: A. A. II. III, IV: Senior Play
Usher IV: Dramatics Club II, III: Tusitala Paragrapher.
"The essence of humor is sensibility."
As Dick's interest is in agriculture, he spends much of
his spare time on a farm. Anyone who knows Dick real-
izes that he is always ready to take a joke and hand out
one just a little better.
A. A. IV.
"Good cheer is no hindrance to a good life."
.Ianey was definitely not the serious type in school.
She took a successful part in school activities even though
her time seemed to be all taken up by "outside interests."
Tatller Reporter II: A. A. II. III: A. A. Show Usher
III: Candy Committee A. A. Show III: Class Secretary
III: Dramatics Club IV: Press Club IV: Upper Quarter.
ROBERT l.lNCOI.N HISRMANCIS
"The tL'ttt'Itl steps ttsttte and lets pass
The 7711177 teho ltnott.'.s tt'l7et'e he ts gotnqf'
Bob aspires to become a foreign service ofhcer and he
certainly has the necessary qualities. His forethought and
steadlastness coupled with joviality make you feel that
you can place a great deal of conhdence in him.
A. A. II. Ill. IV3 Ifootball IV: Track IV: Band IV:
You C't:n't luke It Wtth You: Dramatics Club IV: Ext!
lVIAR.IORlIl I.UCll.I.IE HII.I.
"l"t1ll of 1lILltIhll'l', full of fun:
fIs tt pulfshe is the one."
Patience and resourcefulness. that's the stuff of which
Marge is made, It explains. too. why her ambition lies
in the direction of a nursing career.
A. A. II. III. IV: Student I.eader IV: Intramural Bas-
ketball Manager III: Volley Ball Manager IV.
Cl .AUDI2 I.IiS'I'I2R HODGE
"To u tmuntf heart et't-rtfthtng is sport."
"Cap" was a man of few words. who did his part for
the football squad. Ile was a team man. whose spirit of
co-operation should stand him in good stead in later
lootball II, III. IV: Basketball Il: Intramural Soft-
ball II. III: Volley Ball II. III.
"Well miss htm when he's gone."
George. in class apparently a woman-hater. was ruf
mored as being quite a Romeo outside. Upon comple-
tion ol' his high school career. Georges ambition is to
travel. Drop tts a card some time. George.
Senior Play. Stage Committee IV.
VIRGINIA I.UCII.I.Ii HOWORTH
"lit'tILllllliLtI faces ure those that wear
II'hole-sottlcd hontfsltt printed there."
"Once upon a time there was a girl who was as good
as she was beautiful." An excellent combination! Our
compliments to Ginnie for being both.
llome lfconomics Club IVg Art Club II. III, IV.
THERESA IRENE HUDON
"Her ways are ways of quietness."
Terry's clothes and peaches and cream complexion were
the admiration of many a girl as well as the delight of
many a boy. Some time won't you please tell us where
you can find all the wonderful clothes, Terry?
French Club III, IV: Senior Play Publicity Committee.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you."
Exuberant is the word for Marjorie. I-low she could
be in so many places at once is a mystery which must for-
ever remain unsolved. We'll never forget your outstand-
ing work in athletics, Marge.
A. A. Show III, IV: Softball II, III, IV: Basketball II:
Volley Ball II, III: Tumbling II, III, IV: Drill Team III,
IV: Chorus III: Dramatics Club III: Glec Club III: Stu-
dent Leader II. III: Music Festival II: Athletic Associa-
tion II. III, IV.
EVELIN M. HUTCHINSON
"Nothing is so infectious as example."
"Patty" was blessed with the amenities of life. What
do we mean by amenities? Pleasantness, civility, and
Senior Play Publicity Committee IV: Upper Quarter.
ELEANOR R. HUTTON
"A pleasing countenance is no slight advantage."
"Hutchie" hailed from Derry. Pulsating with vitality,
she drew around her an aggregation of companions.
Captain of Girls' Basketball Team IV: History Club
IV: Intramural Softball. Basketball, Volley Ball, Bad-
THELMA ELIZABETH I-IUTTON
"ll stranger among strange faces."
"Tedge" joined our class in the fall of our senior year.
She is small of stature, but her abilities in sports are
great! She formerly attended the Clark's Summit High
School in Pennsylvania. There she was a member of the
Library Club. She also played on the girls' hockey and
basketball teams for the same school.
YVETTE THERESA I-IYSETTE
"Neat and trimly dressed is she."
It was worth saying "hello" to Yvette just to see her
beautiful smile. She was very neat. agreeable. and ef-
ncient. These qualifications make for a good secretary
and we're sure her ambition will be realized.
A'StUing high-swing low."
Orchestra leader at seventeen. This is Ashley's claim
to the first rung of that well-known ladder of fame. Look
for "Swing" Ingham's name in lights a few years hence.
As for his scholastic record, the Upper Quarter list speaks
Glee Club II: Chorus II: Music Festival III, IV: Or-
chestra Senior Play III, IV: Orchestra II, III, IV: Band
IV: A. A. II, III. IV: Upper Quarter.
KATHLEEN JEAN INGRAM
"lf laughter is conlagiotzs.
Just slum! and catch her grin."
Jeanie came to us in our junior year, and what a gift
to our class? No group was complete without her con-
tinual jokes and rollicking laughter. We all wish Jeanie
the best of luck in everything she does.
Tusilulu Paragrapher: Lady Who Ale An Oyster: Dra-
matics Club III. IV: Press Club IV: Home Economics
Club III, IV: Art Club III, IV: Senior Play Property
ROBERT W. INNESS
"Paul Bunyan, who's he?"
"Bob" could tell story after story on his hunting ex-
peditions. Vvle wonder where he got his tall tale about
the car equipped with pontoons.
"A word in earnest is as good as a speech."
Stanley had the gift of making every word count for
good solid sense. Because he lived so far away from
school and because illness necessitated frequent absences.
all too few of us came to know and appreciate this clear-
headed and hard-working classmate. May later years
bring him good health and good fortune!
l A'AIuJays calm ana' serene,
We never knew him the least bit mean."
Bob was one of our more quiet students. Although
he was quiet. he was co-operative and often appeared on
the honor list.
A'Modesty is the beauty of women,"
Marguerite's immaculate appearance enhances her at-
tractiveness. To the casual observer she seems demure
land she isj but she is animated as Well.
Art Club II, III: Student Leader IV,
"Cal" is a truly vivacious redhead who is always in
the thick of things. She diligently performed her duties
as vice president in such a way that she brought credit to
Tattler Reporter III: Intramural Volley Ball, Softball
II: Basketball II. III, IV: Tennis II: Chorus, Glee Club
II, III, IV: Dramatics Club II: Musical Festival II: Lady
Who Ate An Oyster, Prompter IV: Student Leader III,
IV: A. A, II, III, IV: Usher at '39 Graduation: Cos-
tume Committee for Senior Play: Vice President IV: Up-
per Quarter: Class Prophetess.
WII-LIAM JOYCE, JR.
"Courage is generosity of the highest order."
Bill was always the life of the party, and the center of
attraction. He was thoughtful of others, and when
trouble came along. Bill could take it on the chin like a
Basketball II: Art Club II, III: Drama Day II: A. A.
I. II, III, IV: Cheer Leader IV.
"No lazy manager he."
Alfred's able management of our basketball team for
the last two years has. without doubt, played a large part
in the team's success. I-Iis sturdy physique really fitted
him for athletics as well as the management of them.
Assistant Manager Football II: Manager of Basketball
JOSEPH W. KARSTOK
"His all into the game he threw."
"Joey." although not exceptionally tall. has the
physique of a line athletevstocky. sturdy, and broad-
shouldered. Talking about athletics, look!
Wrestling II. III. IV: Softball II. Ill. IV: Intramural
Basketball II. III. IV: Football II. III, IV: Baseball III,
JOHN ROBERT KEMP
"Young fellows will he young fellows."
"Swede" was one of our "men about town." He was
a flashy dresser with a flashy smile. "Swede" has that
"certain sumpin' " which assisted him greatly in getting
along with members of the faculty.
History Club IV: Lunch Counter III: A. A. II. III,
IV: History Club Dance Committee IV.
DOROTHY H. KENISTON
"The world belongs to the energetic."
Heres a woman who has travelled. 'Member how
Dotty won a trip to Chicago in the 4-H Club? Her in-
dustry in that organization paralleled her activity in high
Basketball II: Tumbling II: Apparatus II: Student
Leader II: President State Home Economics Club IV:
Home Economics Club II, III. IV: Rifie Club III: Lunch
Counter IV: Everyday Living Club IV: Upper Quarter.
"He mused on nature with a poet's eye."
When Leslie made a statement he knew what he was
talking about: consequently. he added much to the schol-
arly atmosphere of the classroom. XVe gathered informa-
tion about the great outdoors from Leslie, a true nature
"Her uertf frotuns are fairer fur
Than smiles of other maidens are."
Vfhen she was worrying--needlessly-over her lessons,
Janes expression sometimes resembled Lucie Manette's.
Remember Dickens' description? Jane returned to school
after an absence of two years to graduate with our class.
Vv'e were glad to welcome her to our midst. Where one
saw Jane. one usually saw Bernice Grikas.
Lunch Counter II. III.
JAMES L. KILONIS
"Johing and humor are pleasant."
Jimmy is one of the "big men" around school. Every-
body knows him. His wisecracks, appropriate and per-
fectly timed, and his exclamation "solid" are very familiar.
Senior Play Publicity Committee IV.
SOPI-IIE M. KOBZIK
"More likely to giue help than ask it,"
Soph is our idea of a "thoroughly nice" girl like those
you find in story books. Under her refulgent smile and
reserved manner you will find a true friend.
A. A. IV: Shorthand Club IVQ Upper Quarter.
"Those move easiest who have leam'd to dance."
Wally needs more sleep than the ordinary fellow. May-
be it was due to those late dances, eh. Wally? Well, if
we could dance as well as you, we'd be there, too.
BRIDGET LOUISE KREWSKI
"Always full of fun and pep,
Just a girl you can't forget."
Widespread are her interests. Bridget has that rare gift
of being able to harmonize varied activities and of being
skillful in each.
Tattler Reporter III: Volley Ball III: Student Leader
IV: Lunch Counter IV: A. A. II, IV,
"Her heart is as true as steel."
Blond, starry-eyed, and petite is Stephania. Benevo-
lence and loyalty are her virtues. Need more be written
to show why she is liked?
Uflmhilion knows no hounds."
NVhen we think of Connie. we think of aviation. The
two .iust seem to go together. Of course, with Connie
aviation is going lo be an avocation. for medicine will be
his vocation. Lots of luck. Doc.
Senior Play Property Committee: Iirench Club IV:
Lunch Counter IV: Tusilulu Paragrapher.
ARLENE GENEVIEVE LAMORA
Hlfues like wells tuht-ri' sun lies. too:
So clear und Iruslfttl brown,"
Arlene was one of our more dignihed senior girls. but
not too dignihed to break down and become an appealing
little girl bubbling over with mirth.
Home Economics Club III. IV: Everyday Living Club
IV: Athletic Association II. III, IV: Upper Quarter.
MARY ANNE LAPINSKAS
"No1hing succeeds like success,"
Mary is respected for her reliability and competence.
Her determination. which guides her in everything she un-
dertakes. can result only in success.
Athletic Association II. III, IV: Home Economics Club
"Oh, give us the mlm who sings ul his work."
Ken came to us in his junior year and has grown to
he so much a part of the class we would he lost without
him, He was always willing to work, and was one of
the husiest boys in 118.
Chorus III: Athletic Association Ticket Committee III:
'llltller Reporter IV: Band III. IV: Orchestra III, IV:
Music Iiestival III, IV: Exit Three: You Can't Take Il
With You: Upper Quarter.
"Method will teach you to win time."
We would give Julie a rating of A as a secretary. be-
cause she is prompt. speedy. and conscientious. Somebody
will get a fine employee when Juliette goes to work.
Lunch Counter III. IV: Press Club IV: Upper Quarter.
JOHN CASIIVIIR LATVIS
"Love is a beautiful dream."
John took a lot of kidding for his beautiful wavy hair,
but it didn't bother him. It probably contributed a
great deal to his way with the female members of our
class. No matters-he was liked by all and sundry.
Usher, Graduation 1939.
RICHARD BEANE LAW
"Friends such us these are hard to End."
The Three Musketeers were Dick. plus Alec M.. and
Fred Erb. The high school halls echoed with their foot-
steps and loud laughter. Tell us how you kept these
comrades so attached to you, Dick.
Basketball Intramural II. III, IV: Volley Ball Intra-
mural II. III, IV.
"A friendly word. zz flushing smile,
Helping make life seem worth while."
Who could ever forget our class number one Person-
ality Girl? Or who would want to? Shirley was one
of the Whos Vwlho in Nashua High School. Surely her
election as most popular. most reliable. and best natured
shows how much the class of '40 esteemed her.
Tusilulu Editor-in-Chief IV: Tattler Alumni Editor
IV: Chairman of Property Committee for Senior Play:
Dramatics Club II. III: Press Club IV: Secretary of French
Club IIL A. A. II, III, IV: Representative for D. A. R.
IV: Upper Quarter.
ELIZABETH MARGARET LEAR
"A maid so charming and Uertl petite,
So full of fun and very sweet."
Here's to that cute little girl called Betty. Although
she's very small. she occupies a large place in all of our
hearts. Because she is delightful company. we know that
social success will be hers.
Chorus II: Library Club III: Press Club IV: A. A.
II, III, IV.
LEO ARMAND LEBLANC
A'SIow and steady wins the race."
Leo seemed to be of serious nature. but once you knew
him you learned about his real friendly personality. He
was industrious and knew the real meaning of the word
Rifle Club II. III.
"Let the world slide."
"Brimsek" was a jolly fellow with a pleasant smile.
who had many friends in the class. His carefree attitude
was the envy of more than one serious senior.
Cross Couritry II: Orchestra II, III: Band II,
"Vox semper tacensf'
KA voice always softl
Although soft voices sometimes annoy teachers, Ray's
was just soft enough to make her lady-like. Ray also
was ever so conscientious about her studies. That ac-
counts for her place in the Upper Fourth.
Tusitala Typist IV: Press Club IV: History Club IVQ
"A drop of ink may make a hundred think."
We shall remember Dan as a printer of no mean sort.
Whenever school elections came around, all the voting
propaganda was the work of Dan and his printing press.
A. A. II. III, IV.
"Carefree as the day is long."
"Ginger" never seemed to have a care in the world.
Whether she did her homework or whether she didn't, it
was all the same. With her smile and even temper, no
one could help but like her,
Home Economics II, III, IV: A. A. III, IV.
"Endurance is the crowning quality."
Everett excelled in two fields. music and studies. He
carried expertly more subjects than the average student
attempts. and yet found time to play a clarinet or sax at
all school functions.
Band, Orchestra II, III, IV: Debating Club IV: Lunch
Counter IVg Upper Quarter.
"Her heart was young and guy."
Ruthie had "that look" in her eyes almost her whole
four years of high school. She has a lovely voi'c that
we expect to be hearing a lot about from now on. See
you in the "Men" Ruthie!
Senior Play: Chorus II: Dramatics Club II. III. IV:
Music Festival II: A. A. II, III: Upper Quarter.
LOUISE LEMERY LUCIER
"She has wil, Ere, and uersutililu,"
"Lukie" is a woman of the world who has been famous
all her high school days. As editor of the Tuttler she
has acquired a reputation for fluent writing: as the femi-
nine lead of the senior play she has shown herself an ac-
Softball, Volley Ball. Basketball II: French Club II.
III: Art Club II: Student Leader II: Property Committee
Drama Day II: Tuttler II. III. IV: Dramatics Club II.
III: IV: A. A. II, III. IV: Usher A. A. Show III: Press
Club IV: Senior Play IV: Tusitala Paragrapher: Upper
"1 can swim like a Hshf'
We know that you are a swimming and diving expert.
Agnes. Your prohciency in these sports has aroused
many murmurs of approbation. Have we another
Georgia Coleman on our hands?
Art Club III: Senior Shorthand Club IV.
"Youth is to all the glad season of life."
Mac's careless outbursts of laughter betrayed his usual-
ly serious countenance. As he swung along the corridors
with erect carriage and leisurely walk. he could be easily
called the ideal senior.
Tuttler Reporter II: A. A. II, III, IV: Tusitala Para-
grapher: Upper Quarter.
DAVID ARNOLD MACGREGOR
HA town that boasts inhabitants like me
Can have no luck of good society."
Dave was one of the big boys of our class. lilnciden-
tally he came from Derry during his senior year,l We've
learned that he fools with airplanes: good for him.
We know that he'll succeed in this field.
Football IV: Chorus IV: A, A. IV.
DONALD RICHARD MACGREGOR
"I'm happiest when I'm singing."
Meet the Richard Crooks of Nashua High. It's a pity
that you were a member of our class for only one year,
"Sandy." Two more years in which to enjoy your voice
would not have been too much.
Chorus IV: Glee Club IV: Music Festival IV.
ROBERT CARLTON MACGREGOR
"A calm mind works better."
In pursuit of success Mac will persevere where others
despair. Robert. in his short stay, has added much to the
prestige of N. H. S.
A. A. IV.
CHRISTOS E. MANDRAVELIS
"They can conquer who believe they can."
"Larkov's" spare time is spent experimenting with
radios. His ambition is to become a television expert.
Because occupations frequently spring from hobbies. we
say that his aptitudes show great possibilities.
Tumbling and Apparatus III.
NORMA JEAN MARCH
"When joy and duty clash
Let duty go to smash."
Because of her vim, vigor, and vitality, "Speed" was
never lonesome for lack of friends. She could be found
at all school functions. especially football games, where as
head of the feminine cheer leaders she vented her energy
in yelling "Go, Nashua. go!"
Tattler Reporter III: Tusitala Paragrapher: Basketball
Interclass II: Tumbling II: Home Economics Club II.
III, IV: Everyday Lliving Club. Secretary IV: A. A. II:
Usher, A. A. Show IV: Cheer Leader III, Head Cheer
"She loves art in a seemly way,
With an earnest soul and a capital A."
"Nan" is a paragon of an art student. Not only is she
talented but also original. Have you been one of the
privileged few who have seen her drawings?
Glee Club II: Chorus II: Art Club III, IV: History
Club IV: Assistant Art Editor Tattler IV: Tusitala Para-
JANICE E. MARTIN
"She smiled, and her eyes revealed the laughter
in her heart."
Jan was a grand sport and full of pep. Fun was her
most loved pastime and there was always an abundance of
it wherever she went.
Tusitala Paragrapher: Chorus II: Dramatics Club III:
Home Economics II, III, IVQ Glee Club II: Art Club II:
Music Festival II.
"Like a steady, glowing light,"
Here is a girl who retained constant popularity, She
was one of the placid girls of the class, who serve as ex-
amples of refinement.
Art Club III: A. A. II, III.
WALTER B. MASKIEWICZ
UA good man happy is a common good."
Happy-go-lucky Wally was ready to cope with emer-
gencies at any time, and he plugged hard at his lessons.
Softball II, IIIg Volley Ball II, III: Apparatus and
Tumbling II, III: Drill Team III,
ROSALEEN C. MASON
"Short of stature and jolly of nature."
Rosie was quiet but knew when to laugh. When you
got to know her she was loads of fun. and her diminutive
self was usually the center of a merry group.
Home Economics I, II: Chorus II, IV: A. A. I, III:
Senior Shorthand Club IV: Lunch Counter IV.
"A royal sport was she."
All sports were popular with Dot. As she was ex-
tremely active in all school "goings on." she had what
one is proud to see, school spirit.
A. A. Show Usher IV: Cheer Leader IV: Taltler Re-
porter I, II: Vice President History Club IV: Rifle Club
III: Dramatics Club III. IV: Costume Committee Senior
Play IV: Glee Club IV: Tusitula Paragrapher and Typist:
Chorus IV: Press Club IV: Student Leader II: Intra-
mural Softball. Volley Ball, Basketball II.
"Trulu tt great team man."
"Ace" is an athlete of endurance who starred in this
year's exceptional and winning basketball team. Although
he was a great sportsman, he oidn't neglect his school work.
Basketball, Baseball II, III, IV: Football II: Art Club
RUTH EVELYN IVIAYO
"When good-nutured people leave us, we look forward
to their next return."
"Boots" was always popular with both the boys and
the girls. She was a cheerful little earful, and pleasant to
the eye, as well.
Home Iiconomics III, IV.
"Who finds her bliss in action."
She likes to dance. She likes all sports, especially
swimming and bicycle riding. She is quiet in school, but
lots of fun outside. Formal dances still thrill her, es-
pecially those where there is a large attendance. She
makes most of her cute clothes. and likes to knit and
crochet. This leaves us breathless: does it you?
Tusitala Typist IV: Home Economics Club IV: Drama
Day, Waitress II: Vv'oman's Club Waitress II.
"fl little nonsense now and then is relished by the
best of men."
Ma: was the fellow with all the answers, much to the
amusement of the class. By the way, Mac goes to town
with his clarinet: it may well be that we have with us a
future Benny Goodman.
Band II. III, IV: Orchestra II, All State II: A. A. IV:
Committee History Dance IV: Intramural Ifootball. Soft-
ball. Basketball. Volley Ball IV.
RICHARD JOSEPH IVICDON LD
"Perfect form is a thing of AJ
It's golf we're speaking of. Mac shines on the golf
greens. where low scores with him are habitual. His
ambition is to become a golf "prof Swell tee-off, Mac.
toward reaching your goal.
Ciolf II, III, IV: A. A. II, III, IV: Usher at '39 Grad-
"For the loue of laughter. hinder not the humor of
That expert managing done for past baseball champions
is owed to Mac. May we add that in class McLaughlin's
comical answers were just for the amusement of students.
He kept the correct ones to himself.
Assistant Manager Baseball II: Manager III.
"Silence is more eloquent than words."
Mary was one of our more quiet girls. She was suc-
cessful in keeping out of trouble because she had the vir-
tue of minding her own business. She made something
of an art of getting to class the last possible minute.
Home Economics Club II, III, IV.
KAREN DOROTHY MCMURRAY
"Flippant fluency of tongue."
Did you ever speak to Dot when she didn't have a
snappy comeback? I-Ier delightfully frank manner and
ready smile brought her a deserved score of friends.
Chorus II, III: Dramatics Club II. III: Glee Club II:
Music Festival II: A. A. II. III, IV: Usher Senior Play IV.
TERESA MARY MEEHAN
"Smiling always with a never fading serenity of
How can we forget Teresa of the raven hair? Her
calmness suggested the serenity of her natureg her laughter
betrayed the happiness in her heart.
Dramatics Club IV: A. A, III, IV.
FRANK BYRON MERRILL
"Where there's fun he's alwags in it,
Never still for half a minute."
Pandemonium rages while Francois is around. An or-
dinary situation can be made riotous by his quick wit.
Just the sight of him foretells the fun to come.
A. A. II, III. IV: French Club II: Usher at '39 Grad-
uation: Band IV: Lunch Counter IV: Senior Play IV:
Exit Three IV: Assembly Plays: Upper Quarterg Class
"fl tutvmurfs own manner and character is what
Because she was unaffected and appealing, we immedi-
ately dropped our airs of sophistication when she came
around. Her clothes carried out the motif of naivete.
Art Club II, III, IV: Home Economics Club II: His-
tory Club IV: A. A, II, III. IV: Tumbling II: Basket-
ball. Volley Ball, Softball II, III, IV: Student Leader IV:
BENJAMIN IT. lVIII.I.INA
"His muscles were like iron bands."
Bennie was one of Nashua High's strong men, His
weightelifting was something to shout about from the
roof-tops. He was equally proficient in other sports.
Wrestling II. III, Captain IV: Football IV: Intramural
Softball, Basketball II. III: Volley Ball II, III, IV: Track
IV: Badminton IV: Tumbling and Apparatus II.
Joe wants to 'ljoin the navy and see the world." He's
already started training to keep fit by indulging in various
sports at the If you ever want to find Joe, first
try the Y. M. C. A.
Intramural Basketball II: Vilrestling III.
"None bu! himself can be his parallel."
Alex will be remembered for two things-his ability
to deliver bigger and better speeches in English, and his
portrayal of the Russian dance instructor who continually
declared "It stinks!" Since the senior play, this phrase
has become his tag-line.
I.unch Counter III: You Can? Take It lVith You IV:
lfxil Three IV.
"Who smiled and blushed with ease."
Easy-going amiability was the keystone of "Pinkie's"
nature. and in the classroom he rarely displayed all the
knowledge he really possessed. We hear that his secret
ambition is to be in the Naval Air Corps: we hope we're
on his calling list when he comes back to town in uni-
SHIRLEY EVELYN MOORE
"Industry is a loadstone that draws all good things."
Sedulousness describes Shirl, who, it may be said,
worked a good deal for the interest of school during three
Tartler Reporter II: A. A. II. III. IV: Usher A. A.
Show III: Ticket Committee A. A. III. IV: Advertising
Committee A. A. III: Ticket Committee Senior Play IV.
ROBERT E, MORRILL
"Manners are the happy ways of doing things."
Bob made a pleasant impression on people by opening
doors, turning on the water at the water fountain, and
performing other small courtesies. Bob's the perfect
ANNA ELIZABETH MORRIS
"She is gentle, quiet, and sedatefl
Looking through a Mademoiselle magazine have you
ever thought, "Doesn't that picture of a debutante make
you think of Ann"? Shes tall. perfectly groomed, and
unrufiied. She's a picture of a "deb," even to her hands.
Ooh. those long, tapering fingers.
Chorus II: Dramatics Club II, III, IV: A. A. II, III.
IV: Press Club IV: Usher at Senior Play IV: Tusitala
Paragrapher: Upper Quarter.
GERTRUDE M. MORSE
"She is quiet, she is shy
But when you know her-oh myl"
Although Ciertie didn't go in for many school activi-
ties, she was well-liked and acquired many friends.
RUTH ELTEL MORSE
"Poetry, the language of the gods."
Ruth has several gifts on which to capitalize. This
beautiful girl from Derry must be inspired by Calliope.
the muse of poetry, for her poems have a little something
Ticket Committee A. A. IV.
"I recollect rr nurse 'culled Dot."
Dorothy is born to be a nurse. She has a pleasing dis-
position and always strives to do her work well. The
nursing profession has need of these requirements, so we
are assured of her achievement.
THIZRESA BEATRICE NADEAU
"A mind content both crown and kingdom isf'
Bea, indulgent to the shortcomings of others, laughed
at the trivialities that frequently vex. Her joviality of
spirit was definitely infectious.
Chorus II, III. IV: Cilee Club III, IV: History Club
IV: A. A. Il. III.
"PoIt'tem-ss smuoths wrinkles."
There was one person who thought Adeline was a
pretty swell girl. but he wasn't the only one. All her
friends and classmates are of the same opinion.
Intramural Volley Ball II, III: Chorus II: Glee Club
ll: Home Economics III: A. A. II, III, IV.
"Thy quips and thy QL!!-ddIl1'9S.'.
Quips and puns flew through the air when Billy was
around. We should like to learn just how he thinks of
them. And that repertoire of assorted laughs! They
ought to be recorded.
Christmas Assembly II: Intramural Softball, Basket-
ball. Volley Ball II: Cross Country II: Tumbling II:
Chorus II: Glee Club II: Dramatics Club II, III. IV:
Library Club III: Senior Play Property Committee.
"Her votre spoke honest friendship,"
Bevie was one of our shy seniors who was very modest
about her ability as a basketball and volley ball player.
Miss Hamel knew she was good.
Intramural Softball and Basketball II, III: Intramural
Volley Ball II.
EDNA LUCILLE NOEL
"An ambitious student with worth while ways."
Edna took high school very seriously, and all her work
was done thoroughly. She was a whiz at biology, and
the dissections she performed on the various specimens
were really works of art.
Volley Ball III: Home Economics II, III: A. A. IV:
Senior Shorthand Club IV: Upper Quarter,
"Silence is the mother of Truth."
"Ditie's" ,jolly spirit made her a friend to every one,
but in the classroom she was quiet and never said any-
thing except when necessary,
Home Economics II, III, IV: A. A. II, III. IV: Soft-
ball II: Basketball II.
RICHARD P. NORTON
"He Irauels farthest who travels fastest,"
Dick made a name for himself on the track team. He
seemed to finish before he started to begin. This was
Webster NVhite's delight.
Track I, II, III: Rifle Team II. III: History Club III:
Cross Country II, III.
ELIZABETH MARY O'BRIEN
"A winning, happy. amiable companion."
We don't believe that in her whole three years Beth
was ever caught with a grouch on. She had unfailing
good-nature. This has been said before, we know. but
it's oh, so true of Elizabeth.
Chorus II: Dramatics III. IV: Press Club IV: Library
Club III: A. A. II, III, IV: Upper Quarter.
NORIVIA VICTORIA O'BRIEN
"Ambition knows no limits."
If there ever was a girl artist. Vicki's the one. Her
"Petty" girls are grand. Some day all popular maga-
zines will be literally splashed with her drawings. Derry
has artists, tool
i'Nice in all tuugsfu
Benny was not much of a hand with the ladies, but in
masculine circles. he knew his way around. His good
habits and quiet personality won for him the respect of
his fellow students.
Wrestling II: Volley Ball II.
ANNE ELIZABETH O'NEIL
IACOUSPI-CUOUS by her absence."
Betty is as Irish as her name and the Irish never
were hard to look at. She hopes to be a laboratory
technician. That's rather a big ambition for such a little
girl, but we know she'll succeed.
Tulller Reporter II: Dramatics Club II: Basketball II:
Volley Ball II: A. A. II, III: Vice President of Junior
Class: Usher A. A. Show III: Candy Committee A. A.
Show III: Library Dance Committee IV.
"Business is the salt of life."
Our class business manager surely managed class af-
fairs okay. That's not all. He managed to throw in
many a basket while playing on our star basketball team.
Basketball IV: Intramural Basketball II: Drama Day
III: Usher at '39 Ciraduationg Senior Play Ticket Com-
mittee IV: Business Manager of Senior Class.
"Merry as the day is long."
Dick's merry countenance and crinkly hair were indeed
the pride of Nashua High. Although not very active in
school "goings on." he acquired a host of friends.
A. A. II, III, IV.
"l'm happiest when l'm tulhingf'
An intelligent conversationalist. Florence personifies the
model worker. Qualifications such as hers must result in
A, A. III. IV: Chorus II, IV: Glee Club II. IV.
"Rush on, keep moving."
Norman was seen bustling around the school. darting
in and out of rooms. always hurrying. Promptness and
action were Normans bywords. Yes sir?
Library Club III: Art Club III, IV: History Club IV:
History Dance Committee IV: Junior Prom Committee
III, IV: Tusilula Paragrapher IV.
A'We enjoy thoroughly only the pleasure that we give."
A merry girl with brown eyes and hair stops to chat
with a group of friends standing near "Nezzie's" office.
Her face lights up as she talks. Then walking away, she
gaily calls "Bye nowY" That's Helen.-a friendly word
for everyone, always.
A. A. Show III: Christmas Assembly III: Chorus II,
IV: Library Club III: Art Club III: Music Festival II:
A. A. II. III, IV: Lady Who Ate An Oyster: Dramatics
Club II, III, IV: History Club IV: Property Committee
Senior Play IV: Junior Prom Committee III: Tusitala
"Haste is slow."
If escalators were installed in school. "Papy" would
have been on time more often. As it was, he just man-
aged to get in before the last bell. Nevertheless. as an
intramural athlete his activities in sport deserve compli-
Intramural Wrestling II. III: Intramural Volley Ball
II. III: Intramural Softball II, III. IV: Intramural Bas-
ketball II, III. IV: Drill Team III: Chorus II. III: A. A.
II. III, IV.
"All the worldis ll stage."
"Stooge" is a dapper young comedian who, with his
pals, Jimmy and Teddy, polished up the dance floor with
intricate steps. Then too, remember how "Stooge"
brought down the house as Mr. De Pinna in the senior
Chorus II: Cvlee Club II: Music Festival II: Softball
II. III: Intramural Basketball II. III: Drill Team III:
Dramatics Club IV: Senior Play IV: Lady Who Ate An
Oyster: Library Dance Committee IV: Tusitala Para-
"Silence is golden."
"Pat" was a girl that we didn't know very much about
because she did things with so very little talk. Although
she didn't participate in any school activities. we have the
impression that she will make a good dress designer.
RUTH AI.lVlERA PARSONS
"And wil lhu! loves to play, noi wound."
A question is asked. One. two. three seconds. Parsons
has the answer. Amaling how rapidly her mind works.
Ifull of spontaneous wit. she enchants her pals with her
Orchestra II: Property Committee for Senior Play IV:
"Good nuttire und good sense must ever join."
Good natured doesn't adequately describe Phil's dis-
position. It should be termed "good natured plus." She
took everything in her stride. and always came out on top
Chorus II: Dramatics Cluh III: Athletic Association
II. IV: Upper Quarter,
JOAN I.liSl.l2Y PEART
"To read well. lim! is. to read Irue books
in at true spirit, is a noble exercise."
A great portion of applause the night of the Senior
Play was meant for Lesley. who played the part of
enny" par excellence. Certainly we ought to men-
tion. too, that the amount of reading she has done in her
lifetime is remarkable. Another gift from Derry?
You Can't Take It With You IV: Chorus IV.
PIIll.l.IP XVARRIQN PEASE
"An ulfuble and courteous gentleman."
Phil's another William Powell--politeness to the Hnger
tips: a knight walking around in the twentieth century.
Ile was a gift from Milford.
"Integrity of Lite is Ftzmes best friend."
Natalie had the integrity. willingness. and determina-
tion which are contributory to high achievement.
Chorus II. IV: Glee Club II. IV: Art II: A. A. II.
"He attains whatever he pursues-
Ambztion knows no limit."
Raymond was one of our cheerful, well liked students
with a secret ambition. He is looking forward to a mili-
tary career. Who knows what a great military leader he
may be some day? Good luck, Raymond.
AURELE H. PELLETIER
"A good intention clothes itself in power."
Aurele was forever doing errands and little odd jobs
around school. A veritable factotum or Jack-of-all-trades
A. A. II, III. IV: Library Club III: Press Club IV.
MARGARET MADELINE PELLETIER
"A perfect woman, nobly planned."
A charming girl is Peggy, and truly a "woman nobly
planned." Did you know that the name Margaret means
a pearl? Very fitting, is it not?
Chorus II, III: Home Economics Club II, III, IV:
A. A. II.
DANIEL JOHN PIETUCH
"None but the brave deserve the fair."
Dan was one of "the" athletes in school. He blazed
over the gridiron in a "path of glory," and skimmed
over the basketball court with high honors. The facility
with which he won games matches the ease with which
he conquered feminine hearts.
A. A. II, III, IV: Basketball, Football II, III, IV:
Usher at '39 Graduation: Property Committee, Senior
"Cheerfulness is the sunny ray of life."
A'HeyY where's Gennie?" That's an interrogative fre-
quently thrown at Geneve's friends. for Gennie is much
in demand. There's hardly a soul at school who hasn't
heard of her agility in the girls' basketball team and her
assistance at social events of N. H. S.
A. A. II, III, IV: Student Leader III, IV: Volley Ball,
Softball. Basketball II, III. IV: Tusitala Paragrapher.
"Noi foo serious, not too gage-
A very nice girl in every Luau."
"Shrimpy" was a grand. little pal to a choice few.
She wants to be an aviatrix. Give us your autograph
when you're famous. Alice?
MARIE LOUISE PLAMONDON
"A carefree lass was she."
A carefree. never-worrying. never-hurrying girl is Marie.
Since she is a fine sport with a Winsome way. we shall
never forget her.
A. A. III. IV.
"Active always. lalking euerg
Witty and merry. decidedly clever."
This space is reserved for our popular secretary.
"Vitalure" is Alice's chief asset. You know what we
mean--she has the zest for living.
Home Economics Club III: Usher at '39 Graduation:
Dramatics Club IV: Press Club IV: Library Club IV:
History Club. Secretary IV: A. A. II. III. IV: Secretary
of Senior Class.
LAURETTA PAULINE PLOURDE
"Womun's hair is a crownuof glory."
MLotty" was one of the class hair stylists and clothes
stylists. Girls were in the habit of consulting her for
information on the fashion world. Lots of luck. "Lot-
Home Economics Club IV.
ALFRED N. POIRIER
"Even the gods love jokes."
His chemistry class wasn't the only one which en-
joyed his pranks. In every class Freddie was a welcome
Band II, III. IV.
"We all admire an athlete. What r17.ji'can be said?"
Frankie was the quintessence of masculingfstrg h. and
it will be hard to refill the positions ,which he if acating
on the football and baseball teams. I '
A. A. Show IV: Wrestling II, III, IV: Baseball III.
IV: Football III, IV: Softball II: Volley Ball II.,-III.
"Ever quiet-ever thoughtful."
"Quiz" was an ideal scholar-quiet, tidy, and able.
It was uncanny, the technique which "Quiz" employed
to obtain the right answer in physics. We feel that you
are predestined to be a teacher, "Quiz."
ROGER WARREN RABADEAU
"Smile and the world smiles with you."
"Rip" was a carefree sort of fellow who owned a
hearty laugh which, when heard in class. set us all go-
"All the things you are."
It was like breathing a breath of fresh air when "Racci"
walked into a room-so stimulating, To know you was
to love you well. "Racci."
Rifle Club III, Dramatics Club II, III: French Club
II, III: Student Leader II, III: A. A. II, III, IV: Lunch
Counter IV: Press Club IV: Usher at Teachers' Conven-
tion: Upper Quarter.
MILDRED ELISSA REICH
"Once a friend, always a friend."
Mildred's pleasant manner brightened each classroom of
which she was a member. Her intelligent contributions
to class discussion gratified many a teacher.
Tattler Reporter III, IV: Dramatics Club III: A. A.
smlvio J. RE Is
I 'mfhough she is but little,
fSJie is mighty."
Sirmo is an' unusual girl: she is unaffected. hard-work-
ing, and Ynagnanimous. She was repaid for her efforts
by securing a place on the Upper Fourth.
Chorus IV: Glee Club IV: History Club IV: Upper
GEORGE CHARLES RENAUD
"Swift as a swallow."
"Wolf" was fleet of foot and took part in many intra-
mural sport activities. For a country boy from the wilds
of Hudson. "Wolf" certainly got around in the line of
Volley Ball. Intramural IV: Track III, IV: Cross
Country III: Rifle Club III: Tumbling and Apparatus III.
"A sportsman complete."
Eddie showed that he had plenty of sportsmanship
wherever hc was. He was a friend to all, and although
he was not very loquacious he was popular in all his
Baseball III. IV: Cross Country II.
4'She is all a modern girl should be."
And a modern girl should be attractive and versatile.
like Marge. Because she is what she is, we like her now
and always shall.
Volley Ball III: Chorus II, III: Home Economics Club
II. III: Art Club II: Glee Club II, III: Student Leader
III, IV: A. A. II. III, IV: Upper Quarter.
MAY FLORENCE RICARD
"They are rich who have true friends."
An analysis of May shows her to have an abundance
of friends. Accompanying her patience is a helping hand
which she extends to all who need it. No wonder she
won so many friends.
"The muscles of his braumy arms were strong
as iron bands."
Leo cut an unforgettable figure around N. H. S. Wit'1
his inexhaustible supply of athletic anecdotes. he was in-
deed a welcome addition to any group.
Baseball II, III: Football II, III. IV: Hockey II.
"She was a person of delight."
Leo. oh Leo! What a peppy girl she was during her
years of high! Although she seldom took part officially
in school functions, the warmth and friendliness of her
character added to these gatherings.
Economics Club III.
HELEN ELIZABETH ROBBINS
"She talks little, and listens much."
Reserved Helen is liked for her steadfastness of char-
acter. Although reticent, she can be voluble if the oc-
casion warrants. you may be sure.
GILBERT CARL ROLLINS
"Sports were made for men such as he."
Our "Pres" is the most popular and most active man
in high school. What he has done is worth "writing
home about." Not only did he hold a class office twice
but made a name for himself on the basketball football,
and track teams.
Basketball, Football II, III. IV: Track II. III. Captain
IV: Volley Ball II, III, IV: Usher at '39 Graduation:
Lunch Counter IV: Chairman Ticket Committee. Senior
Play: Business Manager Junior Class: President Senior
Class: Upper Quarter.
Her charms command attentzon.
One of the most fascinating girls in the class is
"Cookie," a smart dresser with a sleek hair-do. Our
comment on her is "mighty nice."
A. A. II, III, IV: Home Economics Club II. III, IV.
"Handsome, and has wit at will."
Look? There goes Bertrand. Feminine heads turn
to glance at his six feet plus of height, and handsome
appearance. Girls held no great interest for Bert, though.
for he spent his time scrupulously accomplishing his
"Gentle in manner, strong in performance."
Chapeaux bas! Hats off to gentle Helen. who is never
found idle. Such assiduity merits great rewards.
PEARL SARAH ROY
"She laughed and every heart was glad."
"Right pert" is a good phrase to apply to Pearl. One
of the happiest girls in school, her laughter was heard all
Student Leader II: History Club IV: Typist for Tusi-
GLORIA MARY RYAN
'AA laugh. a laugh-my kingdom for a laugh."
Oh so glamorous and humorous! Gloria is our con-
ception of someone like Lana Turner. She has long blond
hair. cute figure. and a love for good times.
Dramatics Club III, IV: Press Club IV: Library Club
III: Student Leader II: A. A. II, III, IVg Upper Quarter.
JAMES L. RYAN
"For e'en lhough vanquished, he could argue still."
Jimmy is our best debater. He can declaim on any
subject under! the sun and make it seem easy. He can
talk on the stage as well as in a classroom debate, for as
Mr. Sycamore in the Senior Play, Jimmy quite outdid
A. A. II, III. IV: Intramural Basketball II: Dramatics
Club III, Vice President IV: Debating Club III, President
IV: Discussion Club. Secretary IV: Drama Day Ticket
Committee II: Football Ticket Committee IV: Baseball
Manager and Reporter IV: Football Reporter IV: Tusitala
Paragrapher: Senior Play.
ANNA CECELIA SABALAUSKY
"Music is well said to be the speech of angels."
Anna is making herself famous via the radio. Her
lovely soprano voice has often been heard over the air
waves. We are honored. indeed. to have a budding Lily
Pons in the class of '40,
A. A. II. III. IV: Music Festival II: A. A. Show III.
IV: Library Club III: Senior Play IV: Home Economics
III, IV: Chorus II. III: Assembly Plays II, III: Tusitula
Paragrapher: Upper Quarter.
A'Whose grayish eyes looked out in innocent surprise."
A true friend and loyal companion. "Murphy" had
friends too numerous to mention. She is a person with
sterling qualities. and a good student.
Basketball II: Home Economics II. III. IV: Student
Leader II: A. A. II.
ELIZABETH MARY SAVAGE
"In sport and friendship, a thoroughbred."
Outstanding girl athletes are few in number: therefore
the ones we have are to be congratulated. Bette's work
in gym won't be soon forgotten.
Home Economics Club II. III, IV: History Club IV:
Student Leader III, IV: Basketball. Volley Ball III. IV:
' "One would think her shy
Until one saw that twinkle in her eye."
'iReddy" had a charming way of looking up at one
from those gorgeous brown eyes. Her other outstanding
physical assets were her smooth dark hair and rosy cheeks.
There's one and only one Mary.
Student Leader III: Softball. Intramural II. III: Bas-
ketball, Intramural II. III: Volley Ball, Intramural II. III:
Tumbling and Apparatus, Intramural II. III.
"Silence never caused trouble for anyone."
Just because Ernest was unsung in his actions. and said
little, this did not mean that he got little out of his
school life. On the contrary. he learned a great deal. and
appreciated things worthwhile.
'Ihr-se are my chief consortsf'
"Champ" was a champf She will be remembered for
her inimitable style in playing basketball. She was ac-
complished not only in this sport but any other you care
Basketb.:ll II. III. IV: Volley Ball II, III. IV: Soft-
hall Captain II. III. IV: Tumbling and Apparatus II:
Drill Team III: A, A, II, III: Glee Club II: Chorus II:
KHNNIQTH I.. SIQNTER. JR.
"l1's the mood Ihr!! he's in."
A senior from Derry suddenly had his name on every-
one's lips. The reason for the commotion was that Ken
had written a play full of tragedy and pathos that de-
served the title of 'Amagnum opus." Watch himl I'Ie's
going places fast.
'l'u.sr'tulu Paragrapher: Author of Exit Three.
DANIISI. FRANCIS SHEA
"Music has charms."
Ilow Danny crammed so much into his high school
career is more than most of us can comprehend. That
handsome chap. who grinned his way into the hearts of
everyone. was a scholar as well as a musician. tRemem-
ber his saxophoning in Ingham's orchestra?l In addi-
tion lie's been accepted for West Point.
Band II. III, IV: Orchestra II. III, IV: Music Festival
Il. III, IV: Orchestra at Senior Play IV: A. A. Show
IV: School Notes Editor of Tattler IV: Tusilala Para-
grapher: Upper Quarter.
RITA MARIE SHIQA
"A!I's right with the world."
Somehow girls like Rita attract and encourage others.
Maybe it's because they realize that in hack of her girlish
wit thsre are the intelligence and ideals of a noble woman.
Chorus II: Dramatics Club II, President IV: Press
Club IV: A. A. II. III, IV: Property Committee Senior
Play: Upper Quarter.
"l,r'l1Ii- I risk: my wants are few."
Ben was retiring and unassuming. However. he did
seem to let loose every third period-what about it, Ben?
"Silence is wisdom and gets friends."
You never heard a peep out of Gaby unless called up-
on. Then she talked briefly but effectively enough to
place her in the Upper Quarter while some of the noisy
ones missed it.
Home Economics Club II, III, IV: A. A. II. IV: Up-
JOHN EMERY SIMPSON
"He was regularly cheerful and polite."
John will be remembered for his "Good mornings"
and "I-Ieys." Politeness was his most obvious attribute.
The length and cheerfulness of his hair made him notice-
able in the corridors.
RICHARD JOHN SMART
"Tall, blond, and witty."
Dick's ambition is to be a singer with a good orchestra.
Being familiar with Dick's voice, we foretell a great fu-
ture for him in the musical field. Singing is not his only
interest: look at his activities!
Chorus II, III: Band II, III: Orchestra II, III: Senior
Play III: Assembly Plays III: Wrestling III: Softball,
Volley Ball II, III: Glee Club II, III, IV: Music Festival
"A pal to all and a grand good sport."
The days were few and far between when Dick could
not win a smile from his teachers. He aspires to be a
navy man, and we're sure he has what it takes to make a
Lunch Counter II: A. A. II, III, IV.
"A girl who quietly wends her way
And does her duty, day by day."
Smith is a common name, but "Red" is not a com-
mon girl. Ardently interested in sports, singing, and
hairdressing, she was indeed kept busy outside school.
Glee Club III: Chorus IV.
JEAN AUDREY SNOW
"Wi'th her, merriment is contagious."
Jean is one of Nashua High's popular girls because of
her blonde hair and pretty smile. Who wouldn't be glad
to know her?
Softball ll: Volley Ball II: Drill Team III: Cheer
Leader III: Chorus II: Dramatics Club III: Art Club II,
III, IV: A. A. Il, III. IV.
JEANNETTE THERESA SOUCY ,DIICH-5 X
"lndustry makes all things easy."
We think Jeannette would make a perfect social secre-
tary. Why? One reason is that her work is done with
precision: another is that she has initiative and ingenuity
without being aggressive. Still another is that she has
the power of adapting herself to any situation. Need We
Press Club IV: Lunch Counter IV: A. A. IV.
"He was there, too."
Although Ray wasn't very outspoken in class, we can
tell by his list of activities that he was one who joined in
sports with the others.
Football Intramural II, III: Softball Intramural II,
Ill: Basketball Intramural II, III: Volley Ball Intramural
Il, Ill: Rifle Club II: History Club IV: A. A. IV.
usic has charms, we all may End.
' lngratiate deeply with the mind."
Although serious at times. "Spike" was a pleasant
person to know. He was always ready to give a helping
hand. His ambition is to be a great singer, and he knows
a great deal about opera and its creators. We wish you
the best of luck. "Spike"
lnterclass Basketball II: Drill Team III: Chorus II.
III: Music Festival IIIQ A. A. II, III, IV.
"Somewhere there's music
lt's where uou are-"
At different assemblies a rich soprano voice has poured
out into the auditorium. All eyes have turned toward
Mary Spylios as she sang. Mary has a lilting, colorful
voice instantly marked as a trained one.
Chorus IV: Glee Club IV: History Club IV: Upper
CHRISTINA GEORGE STERGIOU
"There's mischief in those big brown eyes."
Christy has set her mind on becoming a nurse. It is
the observation of her friends that she has the proper
temperament, inasmuch as she is both sympathetic and
understanding. Won't she be striking as a woman in
Chairman of the History Club IV: Gym II.
NICHOLAS GEORGE STERGIOU
"Variety is the spice of life."
Variety, my friends, is the spice of life. If you don't
believe it. look below, and inquire around.
Art Editor of Tattler IV: Tusitala Paragrapher and
Illustrator: Christmas Assembly IV: Rifle Club II: Bad-
minton IV: Student Manager of Intramural Wrestling,
Football, Softball, Drill Team, Basketball, Volley Ball.
Hockey. Tumbling and Apparatus III: Tennis Club III:
Track IV: Library Club III: Art Club II, III, IV: Presi-
dent of Art Club IV: History Club President IV: Lunch
Counter II, IV: Senior Play: Publicity and Decoration
Committees A. A. Shows, Proms II, III, IV: Art Club
Dances II, III: Head Cheer Leader IV: A. A. IV: Upper
"He is to be held in everlasting memory."
Steve also had that "certain something" that makes for
popularity. Long after the class of '40 has graduated,
Steve will be remembered.
A. A. II, III, IV.
"A youth there was with quiet ways."
His determination was ever reflected in both his class-
room and out-of-school activities.
JOHN JOSEPH SZYMAK
"A gift has he, which few possess.
He is an artist."
"Yarsh" is tall, lanky. and quiet. yet he has more
artistic ability in his little finger than many artists have
in both hands.
Senior Play Stage Committee IV.
IRANCES KATHERINE 'ISACEWICZ
"A quiet person when not otherwise."
Ifrankie is very quiet and sedate even to her dainty
little voice. You can depend on her as a good and true
friend. She was always neatly and appropriately dressed.
Chorus llz I.ibrary Club lll: Art Club Il. III, IV.
ZOE MARTHA TAIVIPOSI
"llr1pptf um l: from care l'm free,
lVht1 uren'1 they all contented like me?"
Zoe is a comforting. unselhsh extrovert. Perhaps this
explains the throng of girls that customarily surrounds her,
Why don't you. like Carnegie. write a book on "I-Iow to
XVin friends and Influence Peopleu?
Softball. Basketball II: Volley Ball II, III: Student
I.eader Ill: Senior Play Publicity Committee IV: A, A.
"Small but capable."
Do you know that this little lady took Algebra II.
Chemistry. and 'I'rig. the subjects that most girls avoid
because they're so ditncultf Brave Kay. and what a mind?
Basketball Ill. IV: Volley Ball II. III. IV: Rifle Team
III: Student I.eader IV: Drama Day Usher II: Music
liestiyal II: Publicity Committee Senior Play IV: Lady
Who flle An Duster IV: Press Club IV: Tusrtala Para-
grapher: Upper Quarter.
"The cheerful ways of men are best."
Dick was one boy everyone always welcomed. I-Ie was
a cheerful lad who always greeted you with a merry
"Hello," and a hearty clap on the back.
Assembly Play III: History Club IV: A. A, IV: May
CORINNE I.. TI-IERIAULT
"A tulnsome matrl was she,
And fcur lo look upon,"
The cynosure of all attention is Corinne: the best
dressed girl in school. With her enviable taste in clothes.
she knows! exactly the right thing to wear. You have
heard it whispered around "Corinne's a swell girl." Con-
ndentially. she's "terrific"
Iiasketball II. Ill. IV: Volley Ball II, III: Softball II:
Student I.eader Ill. IV: A, A. II. III. IV: Tatller Re-
porter IV: Senior Play Costume Committee IV: Physical
Education Assembly IV: Tumbling and Apparatus II:
Drarnatics Club ll: III. IV.
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'mfickets sold when Flo took hold."
Florette is an asset to any room. She sold enough
tickets for the Senior Play to put Room 118 on top.
That's the co-operative spirit we need. Orchids to Flo!
A. A. II. III. IV: Dramatics Club III, IV: Ticket Com-
mittee. Senior Play IV.
"The huntsmarz winds his horn:
And a-hunting we will go."
We hear that "Nightwa1ker" is quite the hunter. Some-
time will you take us along so that we also may learn to
be at home in sylvan surroundings?
Orchestra II, III. IVQ Softball II.
JULIETTE AMELIA TI-IERRIAULT
"The girl is blest who does her best
And leaves the rest-then, do not worry."
"Judy" went about her own business with a worried
look on her face, but behind her quiet and sober look
were gaiety and laughter, and her laughter sometimes came
out at embarrassing moments.
Dramatics Club II. Ill: Home Economics Club II, III.
IV: Student Leader II. IIIQ Drama Day III: Music Fes-
tival III: A. A. II, III, IV.
LOIS EVELYN TIPPING
"Life has lots more jog than sorrow, an' the sky's
more blue than gray."
Lois is an optimist whose smiles and consoling words
alleviated many cares. These are the things that make
life worth while.
Home Economics Club'II, III. IV: Glee Club Ilg A. A.
II. III. IV: Tusitala Typist.
"Fair words never hurt the tongue."
Wherever Charlotte was. one was sure to hear pleasant
words spoken in a pleasant voice. She was welcomed in
gloomy groups for the sunshine of her disposition. Good
luck. Charlotte. in your future in the nursing world.
LAVAI. TREMBLAY l
"Better late than never."
"Hawk" earned this quotation by his propensity for
arriving at school just as or just after the last bell rang.
He must have had a strong constitution, too. for no mat-
ter how cold the day. he always let his opened coat flap
in the wind as he walked along.
Football II: Intramural Rifle Team.
DOROTHY MAY TROW
"Precious things come in little bundles."
Three cheers for that little package of charm, Dotty
Trowl With a captivating manner she went through
school radiating gladness.
Chorus II, III, IV: Library Club III: Glee Club III:
DAISY M. URQUHART
"Genius is intinile painstaking."
May wc shout to the world that this is our valedic-
torian! She's a girl whose marks, marvelous to tell, top
three hundred and twenty-five other individualsf Thats
achievement to the highest degree, for outside of school she
was also a very busy girl.
Tutller Reporter II: Volley Ball II: Tennis II, III:
A, A. II. III, IV: Lunch Counter IV: Chairman of Cos-
tume Committee for Senior Play IV: Valedictorian.
SOPHIE BERNADETTE UTKA
"A truer, nobler, trustier heart,
More loving or more loyal, never beat."
Sophie's loyalty toward the school was displayed by
her willingness to work vigorously for it. As one of the
intelligentsia of the class, great things are prophesied for
Library Club III: Rifle Club III: A. A. IV: Tattler
School Notes Editor II, Assistant Alumni Editor III,
Associate Editor IV: Press Club IV: History Club IV:
Shorthand Club IV: Property Committee Senior Play IV:
Tusitalu Paragrapher: Upper Quarter.
CHRISTINE NELLIE VACCA
"A little woman, though a very little thing,
ls sweeter fur than sugar and flowers that bloom in the
"Amazon" was a cheerful little person whose very
presence lightened the darkest days. Her sweet, amusing
ways made everyone cherish the true friendship one found
with "AmaZon." Ha Da l
Home Economics Club II. III. IV: Lunch Counter II:
A. A. II, III, IV: Everyday Living Club IV.
ELEETHERIOS G. VANGAS
"Intense and keen and sharp and clever."
Waiter! "Teddy" is a man of imagination. observa-
tion, and originality. Just recall his ingenuity over that
library dance, the most successful school dance on record.
i'Teddy" has the makings of a big business man.
Tattler Reporter II, III: Drill Team III: Dramatics
Club IV: Glee Club II, Ill, IV: Usher at '39 Graduation:
Senior Play Committee: Tusitala Paragrapher.
"The girl with the Pepsodent smile."
Mary's dark brown, mischievous eyes and bright smile
made an enviable combination. Her cheerful disposition
and sense of humor made her, oh, so very popular. Good
Cwlee Club II, III: Chorus II, III: A. A. III, IV.
VICTOR CROET WALTERS
"How short these mortals be!"
Knock us down with a feather if "Stretch" isn't the
tallest boy of '40T Although quiet and serious most of
the time, he can laugh with the best of us.
"And a grand good sport."
That crowd milling around over there,-what's the at-
traction? That's Anita Weber. the best girl athlete play-
ing softball. Weber is a tall girl who carries herself
splendidly. and plays -sports expertly.
Softball II, Ill, IV, Captain Ill: Basketball, Volley
Ball II. III, IV: Student Leader IV: A. A. II, III, IV.
"With a song in his heart."
It will be a blue day when Wally forgets to smile. His
inimitable patter brought tears of joy to many a woe-
begone student, As an actor he's exceptional fEd, You
Can't Take lt With Youl : as a master of ceremonies he's
simply marvelous CA. A. Show IVJ. I
Tusitala Paragrapher IV: A. A. Show IV: Dramatics
Club Ill, IV: Debating Club IV: Senior Play.
"They know enough who know how to learn."
Hi. Robert! As long as there are boys like Bob who
do their lessons and know the difficult questions, the
teachers will still enjoy giving instructions.
ANNA LOUISE WHITNEY
"In quietness and confidence is her strength."
What's in a name? Ann means grace-very suitable
for Anna Whitney. isn't it? We can't let the opportu-
nity pass without saying that Ann is one of the best of
Shorthand Club IV: Ticket Committee Senior Play:
Home Economics Club III: A. A. II. III, IV: Upper
"Who cares? I'm happy."
We shall all remember Ruthie for her happy-go-lucky
nature and her ability to get along with others. qualities
which should carry her far in life.
A. A. Show IV: Tumbling and Apparatus IV: Home
Economics Club IV: Art Club II, III: Student Leader IV.
"Out of breath with joy."
Simonc's charming giggle delighted many a person.
When you least expected it. she commenced to laugh vio-
lently. Although it was sometimes disconcerting. it was
Lunch Counter IV: Chorus II: 'A. A. IV.
"Pretty to observe."
Alyce's pretty face helped to brighten all the classes of
which she was a member. With her lovely hair and
slightly freckled Visage, she was indeed a charming girl.
Chorus II. III: State Music Festival II: Shorthand Club
IV: Tusitala Paragrapher: Home Economics Club II, III.
"Although we cannot outfuote them. we can out-argue
Because of outside activities "Whitey" could not de-
vote to school work as much time as he would have liked.
Nevertheless. he is an asset to the class, and what is more.
to the community.
Basketball. Intramural III. IV: Volley Ball, Intramural
IV: Golf III, IV.
'AOne must really know another person to
fully understand her."
Conndentially. we understand that Letty has been "put-
ting one over" on us. for she's already started studying for
her career of cosmetology. An engaging personality such
as hers will win an enthusiastic clientele. "Do you think
my powder a trifle dark, Letty?"
Chorus II: Upper Quarter.
FRANCES STEBBINS WINN
"W1'th lots of pep and full of fun,
Frannys u friend to everyone."
Franny was an up-to-date girl in every detail. Her
personality and good looks provided her with a host of
friends. and her elocutionary training should enable her
to succeed in her ambition to be a radio performer.
A. A. III, IV: Home Economics Club IVQ Softball IV:
Student Leader IV.
PHOEBE DEARBORN WOODMAN
"Her eyes be like the violets
Ahloom in Sudbury Lane."
Ultra sophistication drips from cute "Feeb." She has
beautiful eyes, the big. blue kind with a far away stare.
Her attention seems to be fastened on something Cmaybe
someonel miles away. The nice part about it all is that
she's a wonderful girl to know, a real friend.
ANTHONY BERNARD WORSOWICZ
"Skill is stronger than strength."
Meet the best basketball player Nashua High ever had.
One couldn't help but marvel at the way Tony played
basketball. He was a hustling business manager for our
Tattler, and a hard working associate editor for our class
book. With all these activities he was on the honor roll.
never being satisfied with anything but an A.
Basketball II, III. Captain IV: Baseball II, III. IV:
Volley Ball IIQ A. A. II. III, IV: History Club IV: Busi-
ness Manager of Tattler IV: Associate Editor of Tusitalag
ELIZABETH A, WRIGHT
"Mischief sparkles in her eyes, and her laughter never dies."
Did you ever see "Libby" when she wasn't giggling?
Well, at least, grinning! I-Ier laughter is contagious. as
she proved in the Senior Play. Comedy roles are right
down "I.ibby's" alley.
Chorus II: A. A. II. III, IV: Senior Play: Upper
MARIE NIARGARET POTTER
Born June 25. 1921
Died March 18, 1939
Born December 13, 1921
Died April 3, 1939
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"TI-IE CHOICE OF
Swing Orchestra .....
Movie of the Year ...,.
Most Admired American Man i.,t
Most Admired American Woman .,.,..
Favorite High School "Hangout"
Radio Performer ..,..
Song of the Year .,
Political Party ..........
Tears and White dresses
Blue suits and sighs,
Or the beginning?
Happiness and tragedies
Make of them'
What We Will.
Tears and salutations,
.. .,,....,. Glenn Miller
. .... .l,..... G lenn Miller
Gone Wz'th the Wz'nd
In the Mood
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Mrs. F. D. Roosevelt
With the swish of the net, the crack of the bat, and the plunk of the pig-
skin, we start the Class of '40 A. A. Express, which stressed quality and not
When we entered Nashua High in the fall of '36 we had to go to school
in the afternoon. This prevented any of the freshmen from participating in
football, even though many wanted to get experience for later years. But much
to our joy. Coach Chesnulevich decided to form a freshman basketball team
composed mostly of former Junior High players. This team took the place of
the former sophomore teams, On the team were Danny Pietuch. "Jo" Doughty,
Al Andruskevich, David Barker, Gilly Rollins, and Tony Worsowicz. These
boys were being developed for future varsity material. They played all the
preliminary games and made a few trips because of their impressive showing.
During the spring of '37 only "Fritzchen" Flynn, a utility shortstop, made
the baseball team.
Many sophomores answered Coach Chesnulevich's football call in 1937.
Many of these escaped the hatchet and didn't receive the "l'll see you next year,
boys" farewell. Most notable among this aggregate were Gilbert Rollins,
Nicholas Daukas. Alphonse Andruskevich, Frank Polak, Robert Kilbane. Rob-
ert Curtis, Walter Peterson, David Barker, Daniel Pietuch, Leo Richards, George
Doughty, Peter Bruen, and Raymond Gardner. The latter received a leg in-
jury which necessitated surgical attention and undoubtedly hampered Ray on
the diamond in the coming spring. Nicholas Daukas was the sole sophomore
to receive a starting berth on the grid team and thereby be awarded an
Then when December rolled around, our last year's freshman basketball
team was converted into the sophomore team to get more experience. This
team consisted of Marvin Mayo and Tony Worsowicz, forwards: "Jo"
Doughty, center: Danny Pietuch and Ciilly Rollins, guards: and Al Andruske-
vich was a reserve. This team made a very impressive record by losing only
one game on the home floor and one on a foreign one. No player earned his
Now baseball was quickly approaching, and we had to prepare what
was to be a State Champion Team. Only a few men from our class were on
this squad, namely, "Eagle" Richards, utility outfielder: "Fritzchen" Flynn, sub
shortstop: and Tony Worsowicz, sub third baseman. Also sub pitchers were
"Dizzy" Gardner, 'lButch" Fraser, and Marvin Mayo.
ln the fall of '38 after a gruelling pre-season practice Nick Daukas earned
a first team rating as a tackle. Others on the squad were "Butch" Fraser, Danny
Pietuch, Al Andruskevich, Dave Barker, "Speed" Curtis, Lester Hodge, Joe
Karstok, and "Jo" Doughty. Nicholas Daukas was elected to succeed his
brother Louis in the captaincy.
Now in our junior year of basketball, after a month of practice the coach
found that there were two teams of equal quality. On one of the combina-
tions were Marvin Mayo, forward: Danny Pietuch, center: Gilly Rollins, and
Tony Worsowicz, guards. This led many to believe that a championship team
was in the making. But much to the disappointment of the fans we had only
a mediocre season and then finally lost to Berlin High in the "prelims" at the
State Tournament held at the University of New Hampshire. Tony Wor-
sowicz was elected' captain for the following year.
In the spring on the track team was the second fastest dash man in the
state, Gilly Rollins. He was handicapped by a broken wrist in the middle of
the season, yet brought home many a point for Nashua High. This team lost
the state championship by a fraction of a point. John Groves also earned his
ln the spring of '39 the baseball team had a wonderful season, losing only
one game: that was to Lowell. On it were "Fritzchen" Flynn, shortstop:
Tony Worsowicz, third baseman: "Eagle" Richards, outfielder: and "Dizzy"
Gardner, pitcher. All of these boys received sweaters, and the team claimed the
The golf team won the state championship by defeating Manchester Cen-
tral. Richard McDonald, Archie Williamson, and Wallace Foster received let-
ters. The last-named was elected captain.
Now came our final year in school and the boys were ready to show their
real ability. The football team, after having spring practice and pre-season
training at a North Conway camp, gave a good exhibition of football playing
during the year. On the team were "Butch" Fraser, Danny Pietuch, and Peter
Bruen, ends: Captain Nick Daukas and David McC1regor, tackles: Leo Richards
Frank Polak, and Lester Hodge, guards: Jo Doughty, center: Joe Karstok, Gilly
Rollins, Al Andruskevich, Bob Curtis, and "Tootsie" Coutsonikas, backfield
men. All of these boys received fine sweaters with letters for the good work
they did during the year.
Nicholas Daukas, who received a serious leg injury, nevertheless was the
only one to make the mythical All-State team.
Now came the basketball season. On the first team were Marvin Mayo,
forward: Danny Pietuch, center: Gilly Rollins, "Stitch" O'Neil, and Captain
Tony Worsowicz, guards. The team had a great season and enjoyed an over-
night trip to Berlin High, only to lose to Berlin, who became State Champions.
We closed our wonderful season by losing to Manchester Central in the semi-
finals in the tournament held annually at Durham.
Now the baseball season is coming and everyone expects a creditable season
for the team. Veterans returning are "Fritzchen" Flynn, captain and short-
stop: Tony Worsowicz, "Eagle" Richards, "Butch" Fraser, Marvin Mayo,
Frank Polak, Laurien Brodeur, and Edward Reynolds. The track team led by
Captain Gilly Rollins expects to win the State title. On the tennis team are
Rodolphe Bouchard and George Doughty, who was captain of the team the last
three years. Richard Norton is a member of the cross country team.
The managers of the respective sports in 1939-1940 are: Football, Ray-
mond Ciagnonz baseball, Walter McLaughlin and James Ryan: basketball, Al-
The athletes are greatly indebted to Coaches Chesnulevich, Mansfield, Ma-
loney, Morley, Kilbane, and White for the instruction which they have given.
for the spirit of fair play, the "never give up" attitude and team work which
they have instilled into the hearts of the boys. To Submaster Cheney Law-
rence and Superintendent Earle Tracey goes a salute of gratitude and thanks for
their untiring efforts to promote athletics in Nashua High. To Mr. Joseph
Lee, Mr. Joseph Kilbane, Mr. Patrick Morley, and Mr. Edmund Keefe, who
have collaborated unceasingly during 1939-1940 to put athletics on a paying
basis and have succeeded, goes a salvo of applause.
In conclusion no one should overlook the work done by our Physical
Directors, Miss Priscilla Hamel, Mr. Richard Messer, and Mr. Harold Little-
field, to make our Intramural Sports a success.
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SENIOR PLAY CAST
THE SENIOR PLAY
Comedy! Drama! Thrillsl
If you visited the Nashua High School auditorium on the evening of De-
cember I5, 1939, there is no doubt that you spent a very enjoyable evening.
for then the class of l940 presented that hilarious hit of Moss Hart and George
Kaufman, "You Can't Take It With You." The play depicts the everyday
doings of a mildly insane family who live in New York. The members of this
family do exactly as they wish, whenever they wish, and nobody ever ques-
When the play opened, we saw Penelope Sycamore, a character very well
played by Lesley Peart of Derry, typing out plays. Penny is quite an artistic
type of lady who constantly manages to do the wrong thing at the wrong time.
She happens to be writing plays merely because eight years ago a typewriter
was left at the house by mistake. Her elder daughter, Essie, very Well portrayed
by Virginia Grattan, devotes the greater part of her time trying to become a toe
dancer and also a candy maker. Ed Carmichael, Wallace Welch's notable part,
is Essie's happy-go-lucky husband, and quite an artist on the Xylophone. Grand-
pa Vanderhof, the nucleus of this eccentric but happy family, was impersonated
by Frederick Erb. CGrandpa's hobbies included attending all sorts of com-
mencements, collecting snakes, and meeting police ofiicers on street corners every
night.J Erb's interpretation of this difiicult role was a memorable one. Our
own pessimistic Jimmy Ryan rather fooled us in his part as Penny's husband,
Paul Sycamore, who never seemed to worry about anything but his fireworks.
Mr. De Pinna, Paul's partner in the fireworks business, was played by Arthur
Pappathan. who virtually put the audience in stitches whenever he came on the
stage. Boris Kolenkhov, Essie's critical dancing teacher, was played by none
other than Alex Monius. We shall never forget this startling character, who
seemed to have but two opinions, one about Essie's dancing f"it stinks!"D and
the other about the Russian government. Alice, the younger Sycamore daugh-
ter, enacted by Louise Lucier, and Tony Kirby, Jr., the son of Alice's boss,
CDavid Brownl, provided the desired love touch. Also important in the
household were two colored lovers, the maid, Rheba, played by Elizabeth
Wright, and Rheba's "steady," Donald, depicted by Jack Hargrove. Rodolphe
Bouchard was very good as Henderson, the internal revenue collector from
The second act hardly began before we recognized Ruth Linscott as Gay
Wellington, a free-lance actress, brought home by Penny after a chance en-
counter on a bus-top. Mr. and Mrs. Kirby, the sophisticated parents of Tony
Kirby, were Very well played by Pauline Backer and Roland Gagnon. Effec-
tive too, were the four G-men, played by Robert Hermance, Kenneth Laplante,
Frank Merrill, and Nicholas Stergiou. Finally, in Act III, we had the honor
of meeting Grand Duchess Olga of Russia, impersonated by Anne Sabalausky.
Amelia Alukonis and Christine Bartlett deserve praise for their work as
prompters. Only those who have filled such a capacity realize the patient and
tireless effort it requires.
Music was rendered by members of the Nashua High School Orchestra
under the leadership of Ashley Ingham.
Again Miss Elizabeth F. Cornell deserves much credit for her coaching
talent and her painstaking effort in directing this, our Senior Play. Various
committees rendered inestimable help in the management of our play. Under
the joint leadership of Gilbert Rollins and James O'Neil, the -number of tickets
sold reached a record-breaking total. Richard Annis headed the publicity com-
mittee, which should be praised for its splendid work. Costumes, however
difficult to obtain, were procured by the industrious committee headed by Daisy
Urquhart. The property committee. under the excellent leadership of Shirley
Law, is to be praised highly for its diligent efforts in obtaining the numerous
and complicated objects used on the stage. The stage committee headed by
John Eaton, and the program and usher committee, whose chairman was
Patricia Dowd, also offered efficient help in making the performance a success.
"Exit Three," Kenneth Senter's original play, which won in the Nashua
contest, was presented in an assembly March 28. The curtains parted to show
us a humble abode inhabited by impoverished Russian peasants. Alexander
Monius dramatically played the part of the father who fully realized the neces-
sity of their helping the government in its effort to continue war. His pitiable
wife, effectively played by Christine Bartlett, resented giving aid to' an auto-
cratic government which made merry while the common people starved. In a
dark corner of this lowly home their only child was dying of starvation. Frank
Merrill, George Doughty, and Rodolphe Bouchard, in their parts as government
officials, truly impressed us, while "Beebe" Burnham, Frederick Erb, and Ken-
neth Laplante enhanced the play with their portrayal of neighboring peasants.
The play, of course, could not have been such a success had it not been
for Miss Cornell, our dramatics director. Amelia Alukonis was again the of-
"THE LADY WHO ATE AN OYSTERH
We hardly thought that such a commotion could occur over a little oyster
until we saw Mary Cunningham's play, "The Lady Who Ate An Oyster," pre-
sented in the assembly April 9. This riotous play, our entry in the State
Drama Day Festival at Rochester on March 30, concerned an oyster which was
ordered by one lady but eaten by another. The oyster hardly mattered until
a supposedly valuable pearl was found within it. Then there was the ques-
tion of to whom the jewel belonged. Kathleen Ingram and Pauline Backer
gave vivid performances as, respectively, the showgirl who ate the oyster and
the showgirl who ordered the oyster. Jack Hargrove added much humor to
the performance as the Gentleman who Pays the Check. In this capacity he,
too, had a claim on the oyster. The waitress in the restaurant was aptly
played by Helen Paine. Two customers in the restaurant at the same time.
the Lady with the Catsup Complex CKatherine Tennantj and the Gentleman
who Dines Alone CRoland Gagnonj drew many laughs from the appreciative
audience. Rodolphe Bouchard took the part of the effervescent proprietor of
the restaurant, the true owner of the oyster until the gentleman should pay the
bill. Arthur Pappathan then stepped in as the fish dealer who really owned
the oyster. since the proprietor had not yet squared up accounts with him. Ca-
mille Grandmaison was the attractive lady-reporter, who covered the whole story
while the group was still perplexed.
Much praise is due Miss Cornell for her excellent work as director of this
play, too. Carolyn Johnson, the vice-president of our class, ably assisted the
cast as prompter and property manager.
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We, the graduating class of '40, otherwise known as the "Turn of the
Decade Class," in order that we may wash our hands of our possessions and ob-
sessions, and being of sane mind and memory UD, do hereby solemnly swear
and declare this to be our last will and testament, and do hereby appoint Miss
Lillian A. Dowd, D. S. L. and S. H. CDoctor of Stern Looks and Sympathetic
Heartj our sole and rightful executrix.
To the following we bequeath:
I To Mr. Tracey and our unseen Board of Education we bequeath
remote control push buttons by the sides of their respective beds
in order that they may ring the "No School" signal without dis-
turbing their rendezvous with Morpheus.
II To our beloved "Nezzie" we leave a plaster statue of himself in
his characteristic pose, to be placed on the stage of our spacious
III To Major Cheney Lawrence, we bequeath a model army, divi-
sion, regiment, or whatever it is that a major commands.
IV To Miss Genevieve Campbell and Miss Tsiantas we leave an-
other Senior Class as well versed in Alibiology as we were.
V To Miss Dale, we bequeath a never-ending line of bewildered
students with high hopes and aspirations, who will try her pa-
tience and wear out her rug.
VI To Miss Brooks and Miss Gallagher we leave more earnest book-
keepers who will not lose their balance-mental or statistical.
VII To Miss Clancy, we bequeath a private library of encyclopedias,
atlases, National Geographics, and so on, so that she will no long-
er have to send to the library for weekly truckloads.
VIII To Miss Coffey we bequeath a pair of glasses that will slip up
and down of their own accord, so that no longer will she have
to keep adjusting them.
IX To the biology teachers we leave a brand new skeleton with all
the bones intact.
We also include David Morley, in our presentations by
leaving him his fatl'1er's footsteps to follow.
X To the sophomore English teachers we leave the thankless task
of literally pounding correct grammar and punctuation into the
XI To Mr. Pendleton, we bequeath a trailer for his beachwagon to
carry the extra load of faculty and students he picks up one by
one on his way to school.
To Miss Dolan we leave enough samples of cookery to pass out
to the pupils of the third floor instead of just the teachers there-
To all the typewriting faculty we leave suflicient numbers of
crowbars, wrenches, hammers, screw drivers, and other necessary
implements with which to disentangle clumsy sophomore fingers
from the keyboards.
Upon Miss Brown we confer the degree of M.A., S.S., and CLA.,
Mistress of Amiability, Sweet Smiles, and Gentle Authority.
To Miss Cote we leave a class which will recite clearly so that
she will hear any faux pas.
To Miss Hoitt, we leave the unique honor and distinction of
having so many degrees and the right of having a vacation from
To Mr. Kilbane, We bequeath a copy of Common Colds and
How to Cure Them.
To Mr. Lee, we leave CROWDS to pack the stadium during base-
To the Junior English teachers, we bequeath the duty of de-
veloping dramatic talent for future senior plays.
To Miss Barnes, we leave a fresh supply of little white slips of
paper for students to wrap their gum in before throwing it away.
To Mr. Canfield, we bequeath a valuable addition to his al-
ready-crowded rogue's gallery. QSee preceding pagesj
To Miss Cornell we leave a play with as many characters as
there are seniors to try-out for the Senior Play: also triers that
exactly lit these aforementioned parts.
To Miss Cramer, we leave a safety clasp for her lovely cameo
pin. We're afraid she'll lose it some unlucky day.
To Miss Dowd, we bequeath more students who will go out and
sell tags, the benefits from which are to go to Finland, Poland,
Norway and elsewhere, because "It Might Happen Here," and
"One Good Turn Deserves Another."
To Mr. Hatch, we bequeath more of those cute playthings with
which he demonstrates the principles of physics, because we think
he gets as much fun out of them as his classes do.
To Miss Hills and Miss Kagarise, we leave a swimmihg pool
which will enable them to teach life-saving with more realism.
fWe hope the Board of Education takes the hint.j
To Mr. Keefe, we leave the copyright, patent, lease, or what have
you, to his inimitable "O, K., Professors." 1.
To the Manual Arts Department, We bequeath more queerly-
shaped cars to run around the back yard of the school to amuse
the pupils who can see them from their various classrooms.
To Miss McGlynn, We leave a pulpit on which to lean when
the "math" books have been removed.
To Mrs. Nesmith, we bequeath a sun porch for her beloved flow-
Need we say more?
To Mr. Paquette, we bequeath a Stradivarius as a deserved re-
ward for his genuine talent.
To Mr. Paul I-I. Phaneuf, we bequeath a silver service with which
to serve afternoon tea to the culprits who daily attend his "open
To Mr. Sharpe, we bequeath a concentration camp for his young
Communists: also the title of best dressed teacher in N. H. S.
To Mr. Slavin and Mr. Kennedy, we bequeath perfumed hydro-
gen sullide and carbon disulfide, and will their future classes
To Miss May Sullivan, we bequeath the right to influence for
good as many students in the future as she has in the past.
To Miss Walstrom, we leave a large box of Kleenex for those
people who forget their handkerchiefs and for the girls who wear
too much lipstick.
To Mr. White, we bequeath a track team that will always be
first instead of second.
To Miss Glen, we bequeath sufficient lengths of anchor chains to
which she may attach her silverware so that her silverware will
not become attached to the pupils.
To Miss Hamel and Mr. Littletield, We leave the privilege of
teaching jitterbugging in the gym classes.
To Miss Frances Sullivan, we leave books, books, and more
books: in fact, we leave books.
To "Pop" Wilson, we leave a bit of conservative taste. fEgad,
Done this twenty-first day of June, 1940, having sworn before a Notary
Public to the effect that our Federal tax, State tax, income tax, social security
tax, unemployment tax, water tax, car tax, poll tax, cigarette tax, inheritance
tax, thumb tax, and carpet tax have been paid, we sign, seal, and deliver this
with the fervent prayer thatthe beneficiaries will accept it.
CLASS OF '40.
THE SINGING HILLS.
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PROFESSOR MERRILLS KOLLEGE OF KLASS-ICAL KNOWLEDGE
G. ROLLINS: Good evening, classmates. Tonight we shall look into the future,
and shall see what our future occupations will be. The years are rapidly
passing: it is now some time in the 1960's and we are in a radio studio.
The first person we see is Professor Frank Merrill who is about to conduct
one of his famous quiz programs. Here he comes-the old Professor
MERRILL: Greetings, Students, we've a whole new set of questions and three
contestants who think they can answer them all. The old school bell is
about to ring, so let's get off to a flying start with this first question: What
is your name, Miss?
K. FORD: My name is Kathryn Ford.
MERRILL: Do you mind telling us what your occupation is?
K. FORD: No, l'm a flagpole sitter.
MERRILL: Well, Miss Ford, your first question comes from Sirmo Rellas, great
Olympic swimming star, who wants you to name the girl who is now with
Ringling Brothers Circus and tell what she is featured as.
K. FORD: Jane Henry, who is featured as a bareback rider.
MERRILL: And now for our male contestant this evening. Here's a man who
needs no introduction. He's David Barker, third sax player for Ashley
lngham's famous orchestra. You've heard him play those sax solos, so
give a look, stu.dents. Want to say hello to the audience, Dave?
DAVID B.: Hello, everybody.
MERRILL: Well, here's your iirst question. The winner of the recent six-day
bicycle race in Madison Square Garden, Ronald LeBlanc, wants to know if
you can name the man who recently opened up a chain of barber shops
throughout Africa: he also wants you to name his chief assistants.
DAVID B.: The owner is James Kilonis and his chief assistants are William
Nelson and Laval Tremblay.
MERRILL: Now for our third contestant. Step up, Miss, and tell us your name
and occupation, that is, if you don't object. '
CAROLYN: Well, my name is Carolyn Johnson, and l'm a torch singer at
MERRILL: Your first question, Miss Johnson, comes from William McCarty,
the bachelor millionaire, who wants you to name the movie star that says,
"I want some company," and is considered the successor to Greta Garbo.
CAROLYN: The actress who has succeeded Garbo is Anna Morris.
MERRILL: Well, we're back with you, Miss Ford, with your second question,
which is sent in by James Ryan, a dog catcher, who wants you to tell what
person formerly with Ashley Ingham's Swing Band is now a G-Man and
recently made th: headlines for his daring raid on an international dope
K. FORD: Everett Linscott is the G-Man.
MERRILL: Now, Mr. Barker, your second question sent in by Miss Anna
Sabalausky, a cook, who wants to know what famous inventor has given
up trying to invent better mouse traps and has turned his efforts to breed-
ing dumber mice.
DAVID B.: Frank Cookson is the inventor,
MERRILL: For your next question, Miss Johnson, you've chosen one from
Miss Anita Weber, the only lady traffic cop in Hudson, N. H. She wants
you to give the name of the person who is now head of the Federal Bureau
CAROLYN: Paul Coutsonikas is head of the Federal Bureau of Instigation.
MERRILL: Well, students, here is a right and wronger-sent in by Adeline
Nealand, keeper of a prospering flower shop. Cal Norma O'Brien is still
very successful in the world of art.
K. FORD: Wrong: she was, but now she is married.
Cbj Geneve Pinette is a famous track woman. Wrong: her name is no
longer Pinette: she now uses her feet chiefly in rocking a cradle.
Ccj Florence Onoroski is physical director in N. H. S. Right.
MERRILL: Adam Belowski, the famous fisherman, asks you what two swim-
mers recently were in the headlines as a result of their feat of swimming
the English Channel under water?
DAVID B.: Joseph Miskinis and Hector Carpenter are the two swimmers.
MERRILL: Phyllis Pawlukiewicz, who signs her letter "Bride-to-be," asks you
to name the girl who has reached great heights but is still unknown.
CAROLYN: Norma Arnold, window-washer of the Empire State Building.
MERRILL: Ernest Seaman and Benny Olsen, the two famous aviators who flew
around the World in a day in a non-stop flight, want to know if you can
name the great opera singer who recently returned from a tour abroad.
K. FORD: Alice Pitarys.
MERRILL: One of the foremost dress designers of the day, Stanley Arlauskas.
asks you who the newest male box-office star of Hollywood is and also
wants you to name his leading lady in his most recent picture, which was
directed by Alfred Kamieniecki, the toast of Hollywood.
DAVID B.: Charles Flynn is the male star and Letitia Wilson his leading lady.
MERRILL: Dorothy Baker, a history teacher in Nashua High School, asks:
"Who is the author of the recent book, The History of History?"
CAROLYN: Maureen Fitzgerald.
MERRILL: Raymond Gorman, important lawyer, sends in this question: "Who
are the pests of the nation and why are they considered so?"
K. FORD: The pests are Bessie Gimopoulos, Mildred Cote. and Martha Buswell,
who have been bothering everybody by going around taking the census.
MERRILL: Mayor Leo Bonnette of Nashua, N. H., wants you to name the re-
cently elected U. S. Senators from New Hampshire and also the governor.
DAVID B.: William Joyce and George Doughty are the new senators and An-
thony Worsowicz, the governor.
MERRILL: Richard Gilmartin, the owner of a grocery store, sends in this ques-
tion: "Who has taken the places of the following movie stars: Jack Haley,
Hedy Lamarr, Mickey Rooney, Billie Burke. Joan Davis. and Dorothy
CAROLYN: Jack Haley, George Hogan: Hedy Lamarr, Najla Maroon: Mickey
Rooney. Robert Inness: Billie Bu.rke, Lesley Peartg Joan Davis, Leona
Rgioux: Dorothy Lamour, Christine Stergiou.
MERRILL: Cecile Gendron, Florence Guay, Patricia Hansberry, and Teresa Ber-
nard, nurses of the U. S. Navy Hospital, want you to name the girls who
are working for newspapers and tell what their work is.
K. FORD: They are Helen Giatas, Lucille Guerette, and Alice Anctil, whoare
very successful love-lorn advisers for the New York Times.
MERRILL: Charles Harabopoulos, now a successful operator of a chain of res-
taurants in Morocco, writes in and asks you to identify all former class-
mates of ours who have joined the French Foreign Legion.
DAVID B.: Alphonse Andruskevich, Wallace Welch, Robert Morrill, and Rich-
MERRILL: Camille Grandmaison, who runs a home for dogs Cstrayl, sends in
this question: "Who are the dainty little Misses who wrote the book How
To Grow Small In Ten Easy Lessons?"
CAROLYN: Mary Saunders and Lucy Dandley.
MERRILL: Pearl Roy, great ballet queen who became famous when she danced
before the King and Queen of England, wants you to answer this ques-
tion: "What two great lovers of the screen recently had a certain director
out in Hollywood pulling his hair?"
K. FORD: Sophie Kobzik and Harold Moore, who refused to start work on their
latest picture until director Conrad Lacaillade raised their salary to 81.000
MERRILL: Clayton Hall, the U. S. Ambassador to the Isles of Shoals, is anxious
. to know who the owner of the widely read newspaper "O. K. Hudson" is
and also who the three employees of this favorite daily are.
DAVID B.: Daniel Letendre is the owner and John Benson, John Groves, and
Earle Dumas are the employees.
MERRILL: Elizabeth Burnham, a Sunday School teacher, asks: "To whom does
this song refer?" CI-Iulal Hulalj
CAROLYN: Refers to Nellie Dansevich, Jane Doughty, and Anne Garey, who are
Hula Hula dancers in the MacGregor Brothers' CRobert and Davidj circus.
MERRILL: Edward Quigley, who is acclaimed a second Rembrandt and has sev-
eral of his masterpieces on exhibition in the art museum in Paris, wants to
know what has become of George Stevens and Richard Tenney,
K. FORD: They have turned to tennis and recently defeated the U. S. champions
in a doubles set.
MERRILL: Richard Law, who has succeeded Lewis E. Lawes as warden of Sing
Sing Prison. writes in and says that the three top vaudeville performers of
today are former members of the class of 1940. He wants you to name
them and also their featured act.
DAVID B.: Laurien Brodeur, Hector Chartrain, and Fernand Francoeur are
featured in an acrobatic act which the critics have acclaimed the eighth
wonder of the world. y
MERRILL: Wanda Augunas, who is living out in the country with her hus-
band, a poultry man, sends in this question: "Who are some of the actors
and actresses in the big Broadway hit 'You Can Take It Away,' written
by Paul Brisson?"
CAROLYN: Joseph Brewer plays the part of 'lThe Lover": "The gay divorcee"
is played by Anne Haskell: Gloria Ryan takes the part of the Hforlorn
wife": the two "chorus cuties" are Mariette Corriveau and Rita Shea.
MERRILL: Dorothy Keniston and Bridget Krewski, partners in making ward-
robes for the movie stars, want you to name four industrious business men
and tell what their business is.
K. FORD: Edward Dobrowolski, Raymond Gagnon, George Bouchard, and
Donald Buchanan, who have gotten together and organized a chain of
grocery stores throughout the country.
MERRILL: Anthony Szydlowski, who is known as the "Shadow" in the
wrestling world, would like to know who the participants were and also
the referee in the recent heavyweight battle royal which featured promoter
Naoum Papademas' weekly show at the Boston Garden.
DAVID B.: Maurice Bernier, Phillip Pease, John Eaton, John Foley, and Richard
Hendrickson were the wrestlers, and Richard Annis was the referee.
MERRILL: Ruth Mayo, that "million dollar baby from the 5 Y5 10 Cent Store,"
wants you to tell which of these three men is the editor of the Nashua Tele-
graph: Victor Bjorkman, Theodore Boucher, or Robert Bechard?
CAROLYN: Victor Bjorkman is editor: Theodore Boucher is head of the "Love-
lorn Column": Robert Bechard delivers papers.
MERRILL: Nicky Daukas, who, by the way, is hitting it pretty high with the
New York Giants, wants you to tell what Clarence Connor has been do-
ing the last few years.
K. FORD: He has been mixing up a lot of chemicals and trying to make a tonic
that will absolutely prevent any man, no matter how old, from getting
bald. He succeeded and just the other day had his great achievement
MERRILL: Romeo Theroux, poet laureate of Hawaii, would like to know what
four men in collaboration have issued a new standard dictionary which
has revamped the English language.
DAVID B.: Richard Smart, Edward Reynolds, Alfred Poirier, and Denis Dumais.
MERRILL: Mary Archer. a former candidate for Mayor of your illustrious city,
asks you to name four good woman politicians.
CAROILYN: Stephania Kurta, Eva Danielevitch, Louise Dobrowolski, and May
MERRILL: Adolph Burzynski, famous chef who cooks meals for the highbrows,
wants you to tell'why Paul Brault recently made the headlines.
K. FORD: Paul surprised everyone when he knocked out Joe Louis in a two-
round battle. He's still in the hospital recovering from the shock.
MERRILL: Roger Rabadeau, now a cowpuncher in Texas, writes in and asks
you to name the staff of instructors connected with Teddy Vangos' recently
opened school of modern dance in New York City.
DAVID B.: Joseph Karstok, Raymond Burns, Robert Beaulieu, Margaret Des-
marais, Sophie Utka, and Phoebe Woodman are the instructors.
MERRILL: Tena Smith sends in this question and signs it "a lonely companion
to an elderly lady": Who won first prize in the world-wide contest to
find the typical Rudolphe Valentino? .
CAROLYN: Donald Drane.
MERRILL: Helen Maskiewicz, stewardess on one of the big ocean liners, asks
"What group of paleontologists recently returned from exploring Mon-
golia and what were they looking for?"
K. FORD: They were Sylvianne Gagnon, Laure Charest, and Theresa Hudon.
who went looking for the bones of animals buried thousands of years ago.
MERRILL: And now from George Dionne, the noted concert trumpeter, comes
the following question: "Who are the leading male artists of the Metro-
politan Opera Company, which is now managed by James Spylios?
DAVID B.: Marvin Mayo, Gilbert Rollins, and Ray MacDonald.
MERRILL: Zoe Tamposi, who signs her letter "the housewife," wants you to
name three modern woman poets.
CAROLYN: Aphrodite Norris, Jeannette Bourdon, and Mary McMahon.
MERRILL: Charles Chouramanis and Betty Dinan, jitterbug contest winners,
want you to name the former governor of N. H. and tell how long he
was governor. '
K. FORD: James Burke, who was governor for six years. He was elected three
times by popular vote.
MERRILL: Mr. John Latvis and Mr. Norman Ouellette, Movie Idols, write this
question from their hideout: "Can you give us the name of a guide familiar
with the territory of Canada? Every time we leave the Hideout we get
DAVID B.: A good guide is Kenneth Senter.
MERRILL: Ruth Parsons, who signs her letter, "the milkmaid," asks: "Who
was the first man to build a rocket ship, and what's the name of his dar-
ing assistant who tested it?"
CAROLYN: Professor Leslie Keniston. His assistant was Priscilla Hall.
MERRILL: Conrad Arbour, deep sea diver, wants you to name two great ex-
plorers and tell what happened to them.
K. FORD: They were Christos Mandravelis and Raymond Fraser, who just re-
turned from a weird expedition through the darkest jungles of Africa and
barely escaped being eaten alive by the cannibals.
MERRILL: Miss Amelia Alukonis, junk dealer, wants you to name the owner,
the master of ceremonies, and the male and female singers at the Dancetime
dance hall, which is celebrating its fifth year of operation.
DAVID B.: Edward Dame is the owner, John Economopoulos is the master of
ceremonies, and the two singers are Lester Hodge and Daisy Urquhart.
MERRILL: Richard McDonald, who runs the merry-go-round in the MacGregor
Brothers' circus, wants you to name the jobs of these seven circus people.
Cab Theresa Fraser--a daring lion tamer.
Cbj Rita Baron-wife and victim of the skillful knife thrower.
Ccj Roland Gagnon, Patricia Dubeau and Janice Martin make up the
thrilling Trapeze Trio.
Mildred Reich-the great mystical palm reader.
Bertrand Ross-caretaker of the monkeys.
MERRILL: Gloris Rollins, Gabrielle Simard, Natalie Pederzani, and Elizabeth
O'Brien, domestic housewives, want you to tell what Kathleen Ingram is
called and why.
K. FORD: She is called the second Helen Hayes because of her recent portrayal of
"Queen Victoria" in the revival of the play which was done by Helen
Hayes a few years ago.
MERRILL: Our next question, which was sent in by George Renaud, a suc-
cessful pearl-diver in the East Indies, asks you to name the originators
and chief supporters of the modern theory that the World is square.
DAVID B.: Norman Delude, Bennie Millina, Alexander Monius, Bennie Sie-
manowicz, and Walter Maskiewicz.
MERRILL: Sophie Michalewicz, official bird-bath cleaner, asks: "Who are the
three woman attendants at the state asylum?"
CAROLYN: Thelma Hutton, Alice Flynn, and Virginia Levesque.
MERRILL: Mary Spylios, featured vocalist with a popular orchestra, sends in
this question: "Who are the girls working at the Cocoanut Grove and
what are their positions?" ,
K. FORD: Juliette Laquerre, cigarette girl: Rosaleen Mason, hat check girl: Bev-
erly Nichols, dishwasher: and Rita Girouard, waitress.
MERRILL: Jane Ainscow, whom we all know as the foremost woman radio
commentator of today, asks you to identify some of the more prominent
chorus girls of Arthur Pappathan's '4Scandals," currently featured at the
night club jointly run by Frank Polak and Leo Richard.
DAVID B.: Charlotte Torrey, Christine Vacca, Mary Vorvolakie, Lois Tipping,
and Florette Theriault are the chorus girls.
MERRILL: Alice Williams, caretaker of an orphanage, wants you to name the
actress who is featured in the pantomime, "Don't Say Anything," written
by Marjorie Hill.
CAROLYN: Dorothy McMurray.
MERRILL: Pauline Backer, Florence Bickford, and Virginia Hayes, three pro-
fessional models Who are doing very Well out in New York, would like
you to name the composer of the song which is No. l on the hit parade.
K. FORD: Aurele Pelletier. 1
MERRILL: Mr. Kenneth LaPlante, horticulturist from Siberia, asks you to tell
what famous arborist has succeeded in crossing an apple tree with sugar
cane to grow taffy apples.
DAVID B.: The arborist is Frederick Erb.
MERRILL: Grace Gagnon, who takes in washings for a living, asks: "Who con-
ducts the New England Symphony Orchestra and is the featured singer?"
CAROLYN: Walter Kozlowski is conductor, and Helen Robbins is the singer.
MERRILL: Lauretta Plourde, one of the best hairdressers in the country, Wants
to know whom the word "secretary" reminds you of.
K. FORD: It brings to mind Doris McAlister, Rachel LeMay, and Mildred Sea-
man, who are outstanding secretaries for the most important business con-
cerns in the city.
MERRILL: Miss Katherine Tennant, who is playing the part of Tom Thumb
in Helen Paine's new picture of the same name, wants you to give us the
names of four women who are going to Africa as elephant drivers for
. Frank Buck.
DAVID B.: The four elephant drivers are Virginia Howorth, Simone Willette.
Dorothy Trow, and Mary Lapinskas. ..
MERRILL: Our next "right and wronger" this evening is sent in by Alice Plante,
a widow-seamstress, who asks you to say right or wrong to the following
Cal James O'Neil is a famous football coach.
CAROLYN: Wrong: he trains the white mice in the MacGregor Brothers' circus.
Cbj Evelin Hutchinson is this year's out-standing debutante.
fcj Paul Gauthier is a renowned motorcycle racer.
CAROLYN: Wrong: he is a manufacturer of toy motorcycles.
fdj Phyllis Buxton is happily married.
CAROLYN: Wrong: she is the radio star called "Lizzie Tish."
MERRILL: Edna Noel, well-known local physician, wants you to name the
leading woman cartoonist and tell why she is so famous.
K. FORD: That's Paraskive Papathanasio, who is rivaling Walt Disney with
MERRILL: Miss Elizabeth Lear, retail peanut saleswoman, asks you to name
four lady tobacco auctioneers. '
DAVID B.: The four auctioneers are Christine Bartlett, Anna Cole, Arlene La-
mora, and Shirley Law.
MERRILL: Miss Ruth Racine and Miss Patricia Dowd, school teachers, want
you to give them the name of a well-known detective agency and the name
of the man who runs it.
CAROLYN: The detective agency is Dick the Dick, Incorporated, and it is run
by Richard Norton. '
MERRILL: The President of the National Women's Clubs, Frances Tacewicz,
would like to know what has become of Anna Whitney, Margaret Jette,
Mary Scontsas, and Jeannette Soucy. Can you tell us?
K. FORD: The girls are getting along very nicely as clerks in our local depart-
MERRILL: Miss Bernice Grikas and Miss Jane Kerr, chorus girls, Sent in this to-
gether. They want you to tell us what dancer recently laid down her
fans to take up a position as singer in the Metropolitan Opera: and what
dancer is taking her place in the Brightspot Club.
DAVID B.: Shirley Moore is the dancer and Eleanor Hutton is taking her place.
MERRILL: Miss Dorella Gingras, woman taxi driver from Providence, R. I..
wants you to give the names of two women who were elected Governors
of two midwestern states and tell what their occupation was before enter-
ing into politics.
CAROLYN: Their names are Jean Snow and Norma March. Miss Snow was a
missionary and Miss March was a social worker before turning to politics.
MERRILL: Miss Marjorie Hurd, manicurist in Grady's Shady Salon, owned and
operated by June Crawford and Shirley Grady, asks if you can give the
names of the two girls who were tied for the title of Miss America.
K. FORD: The two girls who were tied for the title were Elizabeth Wright and
MERRILL: Mr. Leo LeBlanc, former heavyweight wrestler from N. H.. asks
you to name the two wrestlers that are competing for the title next Mon-
day night. Give their real names and their ring names if you can.
DAVID B.: One is John Szymak, known as the "Eel": the other is Harold
Burtt, and his ring name is "Ropey."
MERRILL: Miss Carolyn Farnum, air line hostess, asks if anyone can tell her
the members of Ashley Ingham's famous swing band and name the in-
struments they play.
CAROLYN: Ashley Ingham, piano: David Brown, drums: David Barker, Robert
Guild, sax: Daniel Shea, George Goulet, sax: Lucien Douville, Bob Curtis,
trumpets: Norman Doucet, trumpet: Victor Walters, Bob Wetmore, Wal-
ter McLaughlin, trombones: Robert Canfield, bass: John Cody, guitar.
MERRILL: Katherine Clancy, dean at Radcliffe, and Geraldine Balasky, woman
professor at Dartmouth, want you to name a certain golf player and tell
why he is so famous.
K. FORD: Eugene Boutin, because he has won more cups in one year than any
former professional ever won in three years.
MERRILL: Mr. Richard Smith, antique manufacturer, wants you to identify the
following four names: Raymond Pelkey, Robert Kemp, Doris Maynard,
and Eleanor Barry.
DAVID B.: Robert Kemp and Eleanor Barry were chosen king and queen of the
hoboes, and Mr. Pelkey and Miss Maynard were king and queen before
MERRILL: Miss Elizabeth O'Neil, cowgirl in Nevada, sent in this question:
"Can you tell what two movie stars recently eloped?"
CAROLYN: The two stars are Daniel Pietuch and Helen Flaherty.
MERRILL: Raymond Soucy and Stanley Jatkwicz, who have one of the largest
chicken farms in the East, want you to name two charming young ladies
who spend their time in the air.
K. FORD: They are Yvette Hysette and Ruth Linscott, who are air hostesses for
the United Airlines.
MERRILL: Madame Teresa Meehan, ballet dancer, wants you to name three es-
cort agencies in this city and the persons who run them. One of them is
run by two girls.
DAVID B.: The three agencies are: The Bruen Brothers, run by Richard and
Peter Bruen: U Need Jack, run by Jack Hargrove: and The Escort Shop,
run by Corinne Theriault and Frances Winn.
MERRILL: Agnes Lusczyk, who is now proprietor of Pete's Cabaret, asks you
to name some of its employees.
CAROLYN: Hostess, Ruth Wilcox: the hot French dancer, Marie Plamondon:
Marjorie Reynolds and Lucille Giles are' two of the waitresses.
MERRILL: Betty Savage, New Hampshire's famous skier, wants to know what
Earline Alexander and Irene Beland are doing.
K. FORD: They conduct the annual fashion shows for the clothing department
stores in New York.
MERRILL: Newspaperman Ray Guilmain tests our knowledge of running by
asking what proved to be of unusual interest to Nashua High alumni last
DAVID B.: In the annual B. A. A. Marathon Orlin Goodspeed finished first:
John Simpson finished thirteenth: and Raymond Gardner lost his way
and finished 197th about ten o'clock in the evening.
MERRILL: Juliette Therriault, comedian in the Broadway show, "Lower and
Lower," asks you to name the two chorus girls from this show who met
fame over-night by marrying a couple of millionaire "sugar daddiesf'
CAROLYN: Virginia Gratton and Margaret Pelletier.
MERRILL: Theresa Nadeau, who has a big ranch out west, wants you to tell
what Gertrude Morse, Helen Rousseau, and Dorothy Moss are doing.
K. FORD: The girls are running an outdoor camp in the White Mountains for
MERRILL: Our next question comes from Winston Goss, who is now a pro-
fessional caddy. He would like to know who the finalists were in the
recent U. S. Open Golf Tournament held at the Nashua Country Club.
DAVID B.: Wallace Foster defeated Archie Williamson on the thirty-ninth hole
after a thrilling see-saw battle.
MERRILL: Mr. Robert Jean, the dean of Dropkick University, wishes to know
if you know the name of a brilliant research chemist who recently formu-
lated a new compound, similar to steel, but transparent: and the name of
the company that he works for.
CAROLYN: The chemist is Herve Gauthier and he works for Robert Hermance
MERRILL: Mr. Jackson Annis, the well-known big game hunter, wants you to
give the name of the person internationally famous as an expert roach and
insect exterminator and the names of his three assistants, one of them a
woman, who are now cleaning out the state house.
K. FORD: The exterminator is Donald MacGregor and his three assistants are
Nicholas Stergiou, Rodolphe Bouchard, and Ruth Morse.
MERRILL: Well, well, students, our three contestants are all tied--each with
a perfect score. Isn't that something? Step up here, you three walking
encyclopedias, and receive your prizes-brand new certilied diplomas for
all three! And for each and every person in the audience, a brand new
class book, to be handed to you as you leave the studio. Thass all, stu-
dents. Thass all.
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"Everyone succeeds in something at which another fails."
Our class motto is "Everyone succeeds in something at which another fails."
This, of course, applies most obviously to our vocational choices. It also con-
tains a thought which may be important to'our happiness. It is obvious that
among us some will become eminent in their chosen field. Doubtless, some
day, out of our graduating class, we shall boast a great scientist, teacher, actor,
or business executive. But we must realize that that number will be compara-
The Declaration of Independence, to be sure, states that all men are created
equal in their opportunities for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. lt
does not mention equality of the social position they are born into, nor of the
personal assets they are born with, for of course talents are unequally distributed,
character traits are different in every individual, and charm of personality is
heaped upon one, and yet most painfully denied another. Yet there is a place
in the world for each of us. Some of these places may be inconspicuous, but
they can be pleasant, and they are necessary. As an example, what would
happen to the great stage star if it were not for the electricians, janitors, make-up
men, and those countless men and women who spend their lives backstage, do-
ing the necessary routine work which makes a great production? What would
happen if the star and the electrician changed positions? Would not Lawrence
Olivier look rather out of place in overalls, running a switch board? Yet no
more so than the average backstage electrician would look as Romeo, in the
famous balcony scene.
We graduates must learn not to envy the glittering and remote characters
who play life's leading roles, for to them have been entrusted potent talents,
which give them no real peace or happiness until those talents have found ex-
pression and recognition. All their lives, they have more demanded of them,
and they set far higher demands upon themselves than the average person. Nearly
all their energies are directed toward perfection in execution of their art or talent,
and in the end they often find very real sorrow and discontent in their prominent
Although we may fail to achieve public recognition, there is another field
in which we may hope to succeed. Often persons who succeed in public life
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are navy-blue failures in their human relations. The housewife and mother,
who spends her life bent over the dishpan and set-tubs, and whose family love
and honor her, is as much of a success as the world-acclaimed prima donna, who
is worshiped by her public, and yet detested by those who compose her pri-
vate life. The clerk who comes home at six p. m. to be really welcomed by his
children is more of a success as a human being than the big business magnate
who sends his children at boarding school a check, along with a letter telling
them not to plan their Christmas holidays at home, as he and their mother are
entertaining. Such common examples as these, which are daily occurring about
us, should serve to instill in us a realization that even if we miss our mark to-
ward fame and its particular compensations, we can still be very successful
people in possibly the most difficult of arts, that of living with others. We do
not all possess those desired qualities and talents which make giants in the world
of great events, but we all know those qualities of generosity, sympathy, and
courage which go to compose an admirable person. These qualities are born
with us. In some individuals they lie dormant, but when exercised a bit, they
develop and grow into powerful characteristics of great magnetism. Therefore,
whether or not we become vocational successes we can all strive to become
successful in our daily contacts. '
For thepast two decades the world has been caught up in a terrifying
maelstrom of social and economic upheaval. In Europe, since the time of the
first world war, it has been a period of continual change and insecurity. The
map of Europe has been continually altered. Kingdoms which the world once
considered invincible have tottered and fallen before the new regime. New
ideas, philosophies, and an entirely new order of life have been introduced into
many of the great countries of Europe. Old ideas of democracy and all that
that word implies have been swept out, and with democracy has gone much of
art, religion, and literature.
During the past decade our own country has been plunged into a serious
financial tangle. Strangely enough, it seems that when all our depression
trouble hit us, everyone became over money-conscious, until we, as well as the
dictator-run countries, are in danger of forgetting the arts, and all those things
which have no dollar sign conspicuously attached.
There is an old proverb, which runs: "The best things in life are free."
It has never been disputed. But how many Americans do you suppose really
believe it? There is still the appreciation of art, music, good books, and na-
ture, with her countless secrets and phenomena, and all these within our reach.
just waiting for intelligent appreciation. Europeans had long since cultivated
their appreciation and tastes in these fields of enjoyment, and in pre-war days
appeared to derive more pleasure from life, and to produce, on the whole, much
more real art, and literature of lasting value than we Americans. This. of
course, can be attributed to the fact that European culture is old and rich, while
American culture, in comparison, is yet in the formative stage.
Our motto applies to nations as well as to people. As one individual suc-
ceeds in something at which another fails, so one country succeeds in aspects of
life in which another fails. In other words, Europe has succeeded culturally in
the past, where we Americans have failed. However, at present we have a
ghastly example of Europe's failure to retain her peace, whereas our United
States has so far succeeded. Now, on the eve of our graduation, it is worth
while to reflect that often those interests to which we Americans refuse to de-
vote much of our time and energies, because of a lack of Hnancial remuneration,
would afford us a great deal of sincere pleasure, if we entered into them with
the right spirit. It is also true that in such troublous times we all have an ur-
gent need of a temporary escape, or release.
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The Grand Duchess Marie of Russia writes in a recent article of hers about
one Petroff, whom she describes as 'ithe most unforgettable character I ever
met." She became acquainted with Petrolf at the beginning of the Russian
Revolution, in 1917. He was an orderly in her hospital. Nearly all his ef-
forts were directed toward making life more pleasant for the wounded soldiers.
He had his own job as orderly, which he did faithfully and skillfully, but his
own pleasure and escape was to buy old books, particularly Bibles, rebind them,
and distribute them among those. who would appreciate them. All during the
early days of the revolution, Petroff would hide away in the safety of a base-
ment cubby-hole in the hospital and there sit, and with skill and calm bind
and beautify books which would go into the hands of people whose spirit
they would heal. He was succeeding in something at which almost everyone
fails-he was preserving beauty and goodness in the midst of horror and suf-
fering. The Grand Duchess Marie stated, "I remember him most vividly of all
the personalities I have known, not because he bound books in a hospital hide-
away, not because he saved my life, but for the same reason the world will be
looking for his like again, during and after this new war of 1940. For it is
the Petroffs who redeem, say one-millionth of one per cent, the bombardment
of cathedrals, the burning of libraries, the destruction of Beauty, and man's
brutality to man."
Although we graduates must realize that our particular life-work is prob-
ably the most important thing, for a well-rounded life it should not subordi-
nate all other interests. With the present world situation throwing- the United
States into the position of possibly the last stronghold of the arts, we should de-
velop, if not a skill for some of the arts, at least an interest in them. In doing
this, we shall not only be Ending genuine pleasure and deriving real value from
our efforts, but we shall be doing our small share toward preserving for the
world those arts, that culture, and those ideas and ideals which have such a dis-
tressing need of being championed.
At any rate, in all phases of our life, whether public or private, we should
strive for success. There is a line in Tennyson's poem Ulysses which should
spur us toward our goal in any phase of life. It expresses the unconquerable
spirit of the hero urging on his men to final achievement:
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
And when, sometime in our later life, we look back and review the suc-
cesses and failures of our life, we should stop to remember this very wise proverb:
"Everyone succeeds in something at which another fails."
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WOMEN IN BUSINESS
It has been only in recent years that women have played an influential part
in business. It can be said that the Industrial Revolution in the latter part of
the eighteenth century was the basis of the transition of women from the home
into other economic fields. Her work in the home was being gradually taken
from her into the factories, so that it became natural for her to turn her inter-
ests away to more independent thoughts. But really the introduction of
women in business came at the time when the telephone switchboard and the
typewriter were introduced, about 1880. A little later in the century the un-
rest of women was shown even more by the beginning of the suffrage move-
ment, The women of this Victorian Age rebelled against being limited and
were desirous' of matching their skill with men in politics and business. Home-
making used to be the only destiny for women, but now they have proved their
value in other work,
Many of the successful business women of today have found that secre-
tarial work has opened to them the door to many varied careers. This work to
any girl with commercial training can be what you might call an exploratory
field in which she can decide what she would like to do. For instance, a girl
might enterbanking in a secretarial capacity and ind by what little contact
she had with property through banking transactions, that she would rather spe-
cialize in real estate. The same could be very true with a girl doing legal work.
The career of Lottie L. Crawford is a very good illustration of the varied career
a secretary may achieve. She grew up and graduated from high school in San
Diego, and then became a stenographer for the Food Administration. Later
she became secretary for a banker and then a lawyer. These varied types of
work were very helpful in her final decision to enter the real estate business.
This was not the extent of her ambition, for she had aspirations of becoming
a distinguished woman in business. Her ambition was realized just recently, for
she is now the only feminine member of the American Institute of Real Estate
Appraisers, an honor that requires training and ability. It can truly be said
that her success was based on secretarial work.
Better known to most people is Helen Woodward, the author of the book
Through Many Windows. This very successful business woman attributes her
start in office work to seeing a future in the use of the graphophone, when it
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was in its experimental stage, a machine working on the same principle as the
modern Ediphone or Dictaphone. She did all types of stenographic and secre-
tarial work in a book factory, but in all her contacts, she was urged on with
the desire to do advertising copy. In her secretarial Work, she was naturally in
a first-hand position to bring her writing ability to the notice of her superiors.
One day she was able to give her employer a Very good advertising scheme for
selling his books. This could be called the beginning of her rise to fame,
but more accurately, being an enterprising secretary was the basis of her success.
To make a success of your life in secretarial work does not always mean
winning fame. I read of one woman whose secretarial work was chiefly a
means of making money to lead a very romantic and exciting life. She is
Lillian Schoedler, a very capable and interesting woman, who has throughout
her life made it a point to satisfy the urge to leave her work without a care
and to go vagabonding all over the world. She really did not have to travel
to meet front-page celebrities, for when she assisted Mr. Filene, the well-known
Boston merchant, she came in contact through her work with such notables as
Lincoln Steffens and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Secretarial work for Marguerite Le Hand, President Roosevelt's personal
secretary, has proved to be a career in itself. It must be very thrilling to meet
the important officials that come from abroad as well as from our own country.
She is the President's indispensable right hand and adviser in all political and
personal matters. Loyalty is to her the first virtue, and she certainly has
proved faithful to her ideal.
So far, I have given illustrations of how a secretary can look upon a career
"through many windows." Now let us consider the careers of women in 'busi-
ness who have made a place for themselves without the benefit of commercial
training. The real cause for amazement is the various lines these independent
business women have entered. Their vocations go from one extreme to the
other. For instance, there is Helena Rubinstein, the famous beauty culturist,
and then Lillian Gilbreth, the successful industrial engineer. The careers of
these two different women were really destined for them, Miss Rubinstein had
a family background of thirty doctors, many of them dermatologists. A study
of different types of skin became her specialty, and then she started in on a small
scale selling her cosmetics to friends. She is now the most widely known beauty
expert in the world. With Mrs. Gilbreth, it was also a matter of both choice and
destiny that she became an industrial engineer. When her husband was Presi-
dent of the Gilbreth, Incorporated, she chose of her own accord to assist him
with his work, and it was just natural that after his death she succeeded him
and proved to be a very proficient engineer herself.
Being a cabinet member or doing newspaper work is not directly con-
nected With a secretarial career, but it can be classified under the general heading
of business. A talk. on famous and successful women in business in America
would be incomplete without mentioning Dorothy Thompson, the well-known
columnist, and Frances Perkins, the first woman cabinet member. Of all these
successful women in business, I believe Frances Perkins can be acclaimed the
greatest. She has worked her way into politics, a field which does not fre-
quently welcome women. Even more to her credit is having the stamina to
overlook the ridicule of the press, the A. F. of L., and the C. I. O. on her labor
measures. It is also enlightening to know about Dorothy Thompson. Al-
though she has had an extensive education, Miss Thompson says that her
achievement is due to "learning the trade by trial and error," by being self-
taught. and by being convinced of her own potentialities.
This quality of self-confidence applies not only to women in business, but
to everyone in this whole wide world, who wants to reach his objective. There
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is the old saying, "A man may become great if he doesn't believe in a here-
after: he may become great if he doesn't believe in God: but he never can be
great if he doesn't believe in himself:" This reminds me of a story I heard
the other day of a young man who was visiting the Dionne quintuplets. Nat-
urally he showed a great interest in the character of the different sisters and
asked the nurse which of the girls was the smartest. Before the nurse could
respond, a little voice in back of him said "Marie" After the young man had
recovered from his amazement, he asked the little girl what her name was, and
she said, "Marie" Personally, I think Marie sounds a little bit like a spoiled
child, but from another angle, her self-confidence can be considered a character
quality that will be invaluable throughout her life. Even people many years
her elder have not attained sufficient faith in themselves.
To read and hear about famous people should not be the extent of our
ambitions, but we should try to cultivate the desire for greatness, not only for
personal distinction, but for the welfare of mankind. It would be well for us
graduates to think over this formula for a successful career--"one part excite-
ment, one part luck, to every tive parts pluck."
Mr. Tracey and Members of the Board of Education:
We are proud of our school. It has inspired us with the ambition to do
our best work, and we appreciate the privilege of having been able to attend
one of the best equipped schools in New England.
Mr. Nesmith and Members of the Faculty:
Mere thanks would be small compensation for the tolerance and considera-
tion you have so willingly extended us for the past four years. We shall ap-
preciate your help even more as time goes on, and we hope that as we leave this
school you will feel that your efforts have not been in vain.
Your loving guidance and sacrifices will always be remembered and we
hope to show our gratitude by conscientiously trying to make the most of our-
selves and our opportunities.
Just now as our school year ends, most of us think of the hard work, but
in years to come we shall look back at the happy days and the pleasures of
school life will be ever in our memories. At this time of graduation a new
Challenge comes to us, for we are leaving school to enter a world that requires
one hundred per cent achievement, or perfection. Let us accept this Challenge
and resolve to conquer.
DAISY M. URQUHART.
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