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1 X DE Tu, s i ta l a TELLER 0F TALES 1944 CLASS MOTTO "Deducti, Non Deligatin "Led, but not in chains" PUBLISHED BY THE Class of 1944, Nashua High School NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE if , X Foreword Lest we forget" A ...,.4,.... Class of '44 THE EDITORS ERNEST WHITNEY LYON, jr. Born: August 30, 1929 Died: March 14, 1944 PgF Page Five edication We dedicate this Tusitala to Ernest Lyon, our beloved classmate and sincere friend, who after an unfortunate ac- cident passed away alrnost on the eve of his graduation. THE EDITORS "Who knows but on his sleep may rise Such light as never heaven let through To lighten Paradise?" Faculty N X X X X QOQWEACH R , ,, 1 1 q W g 1 19 Wm 5 XM"W W jf W f .., XXX W f C 'Q,4.BGB cqqvf 'YQ Eff A9 u X I f D j -Q If l 1 1 I 1 i m A ,, , ,4.W..-,,,,A ,..i HEADMASTER WALTER S. NESMITH Page Eight .--ga 5 If ml kv- . V. I Q: .1 l . M- . i s, K. 1 N th J W is if Miss Dale Mr. Keefe Mrs. Nesmith . . M J., Mr, Ainsworth Miss Barnes s., I 3 A . sf r....,. 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X ,,! 13vsw1P9U pans. sec KEWWN NM-Q1 RE ' fQN 4' Q EMEW., Q2 M C lass Q 2 1 5 1 - ., 'WEN We fx w Ki '+'f -' f ' GE 0 clalsg VPS 3' HL P5 QLFXSS QFFjQERS A T ,Y ,tA,1C- ,-1 -, - ,f::- -if ,'f- gs- " - i I I v Senior U cers Iiresidenf A JOHN CQNLIN Vice President LUCILLE LINTOTT Secretary ALICE RICHARDS Business Manager RICHARD RYAN Page Fourteen qe Fzfteen Junior Officers Pl'9Sit1'81'2f RICHARD SULLIVAN Vice President LUCY SI-IEA Secretary BARBARA KNAPP Tusitala Staff Editor-in-Chief Gordon French Associate Editors Jean Gustafson Richard Sullivan Florence Holak Ex-ohlicio John Conlin Lucille Lintott Richard Ryan George Hickey Norma Ryan Nancy Peterson Kathryn Ivalis Barbara Knapp Austin Goldsmith Ruth Morris Leo Lesieur Jacqueline Beaulieu Miss Cramer Miss Dowd Assistant Editors John McLaughlin Marguerite Dorr Marion O'Neil Edna McLaughlin Dorothy Foley Art Editors Harriet Kierstead Prophets Edna McLaughlin Frederick Sullivan Head Typist Cecile Lamontagne Typists Advisers Mr. Canfield Miss Walstrom Alice Richards Theresa Cody Patrick Collins Paul O'Neil Suzanne Whitney Lester Gove Jeannette Renaud Miss Cornell Miss Noyes Page Sirteen HONOR S 'S ?' X Qin- 3? il H v me Lillian Fanos Florence Holak John Conlin Marilyn Leathers Jeannette Lizotte Mary Garrity Mary Margaret Downey Zoe Nakos Alice Richards Claude Raby Edgar LeBlanc Pearl Liopus Jean Gustafson Barbara Forsaith Aaron Marcus Gilman Shattuck Barbara Knapp Josephine Hirsch Jackson Newell Mary Waisolonis Jane Colburn Robert Hevey 11St RUTH ERB, Valedictorian Aphrodite Vangos Leo Lesieur Philip March Nancy Peterson Sylvia Lajoie William Annis Helen Skalidas Collette Michaud Daniel Ziedelis Theresa Caron Suzanne Whitney Priscilla Phillips Gladys Simberg Lucille Lintott Blanche Hebert Frederick Sullivan Mildred Bowden Cecile LaMontagne Louise Farley Joseph Kozlovski George Welch Stella Jatkwicz Gordon French Edward Arnold Dorothy Pendleton Lucy Shea Dorothy Therriault Kenneth Huff Edna McLaughlin Lionel Bedard Marion Joy Cullen Brahaney Benjamin Mazeijka Thomas Cotopoulos Ruth Morris Joseph Parzych Laurette Berube Kenneth Clark Geraldine Clermont Candace Morrill Lawrence Sullivan Dorothy Foley Harold McL0ud Pauline Economou QQQK J MW fQa 5 ,J 9 gas fa' XQ TS 'll ,fi Q, C A55 I 11 5 QEN-J-OT fl In P V ' i Most Popular Girl Most Popular Boy Most Brilliant Girl Class Shark Girl Most Likely to Boy Most' Likely to Most Bashful Girl Most Bashful Boy Best Girl Dancer Best Boi! Dancer Best Dressed Girl Best Dressed Boy Class Man Hater Class Woman Hater Prettiest Girl Handsomest Boy Class Giggler Class Clown Most Versatile Girl lVIost Versatile Boy Class Flirt Class "Wolf" Class Actress Class Actor Class Glamour Girl Class He-Man Most Digniied Best Athlete Class Bluffer Best Natured C l ass Optimist Class Pessimist Succeed Succeed Lucille Lintott Richard Ryan Marilyn Leathers John Conlin Florence Holak John Conlin Ruth Knight John Conlin Ruth Garant Cullen Brahaney Nancy Peterson Cullen Brahaney Ruth Erb Marilyn Leathers John Conlin Lucy Shea Richard Sullivan Robert Lee Elizabeth Parker Harold Mercer Elizabeth Parker Richard Ryan Ruth Garant Harold Mercer Ruth Morris Lucille Lintott Stuart Batchelder Ruth Garant Robert Barron Suzanne Whitney Charles Katsiaflcas Leo Dowd Gordon French George Hickey Harold Mercer Lucy Shea Richard Sullivan Zoe Nakos Aaron Marcus Zoe Nakos Gordon French Ruth Diggins Robert Lee Kathryn Ivalis Stuart Batchelder Lucy Shea Hubert Turner Mildred Lee Frank Wilson Helen Kurta Thomas Keene Marjorie Oban Leo Dowd Patrick Collins Lucille Lintott Richard Sullivan Helen Lucier Cullen Brahaney Alice Richards Austin Goldsmith Lydia Torres Charles Katsiaficas Nancy Peterson Richard Ryan Harold Mercer George Hickey Maurice Randall John McLaughlin Francis Burnham Page Eighteen FRRLXHLRAR-ll 251.239 Senior Class QQ NW HH CHRISTOS ANAGNOST "Chris" "A quiet sport makes many friends." Although "Chris" never participated in sports at school, he always was a faithful spectator at all the games. H2 was quiet in the classroom, but his thoughts and opinions were wisely expressed to his many friends outside the classroom. Gymnasium Exhibition III: Class Tax Collector. MARY ANAGNOST "Mahaloy" 'Tor a good-natured girl is the best in the main." To all who knew her "Mahaloy" was friendly and good-natured. Her familiar 'AGee, you're swell?" and "You don't say!" put all who met her at ease. She was admired for her school spirit and her interest in all school activities. We hope her ambition to travel will soon be realized. Junior Red Cross I, II. WILLIAM C. ANNIS "Bill" "He is wise who talksllittlef' "Bill" is the kind of person who places others before himself. Quiet and modest is his outward make-up, but he is a real friend. Welding and the army are the fore- most plans in his mind. Upper Quarter: Gymnasium Exhibition III. EDWARD ARNOLD "Eddie" f'H1's eyes, how they twinkledlu "Eddie" is no blood relation to the Arnold of the movies, nor to the Arnold of the Air Corps. He's just another high school lad on his last lap of the journey to manhood. He plans to enlist in the United States Navy and see the world. Good luck. "Eddie" Upper Quarter: Gymnasium Exhibition III. THERESA L. ASSELIN "Tea" "Joy sparhled in her dark brown eyes like a gem." "Tea" was a quiet, pleasant girl. She said little, but always the right thing. Those who knew "Tea" found her to be loads of fun. Her chief interest outside of school was cooking. Yum, Yum? Was that food de- licious! Her ambition is to be a nurse. We all wish her success in her career. Junior Red Cross I, II. Page Twenty ROBERT BARON "Bob" "A horse, a horse, My kingdom for a horse!" "Bob" is a young man with divided interests-Queenie and football. His great ability as a football player was shown during his whole high school career. He was the life of any class and certainly a good pal. Rifle Club I: Football I, II. III, Co-Captain III: Jun- ior Red Cross I. II, IIIL Gymnasium Exhibition III. STUART HAWKINS BATCHELDER i'Batch" 'fSkillful was he in all things." "Batch" will be remembered not only for his skillful skiing, his tumbling ability, and his bright answers in Senior history class, but also for his winning smile, and his good work in the Senior Play. Band I, II, III: Christmas Assembly II: Ski Club II1 Senior Play III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Track III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. JACQUELINE BEAULIEU "Jackie" "A face with gladness overspread Left smiles by human kindness bredf' "Jackie" is one of our attractive girls and gifted with many talents, of which singing is the one. Besides be- ing remembered for her speed in typewriting, she will also be remembered for her wide variety of becoming hair-dos. Cwlee Club I, II, III: Music Festival III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Christmas Assemblies I, II, III: Tusitala Typist. LIONEL E. BEDARD ,,Bed,. f'Neat, not gaudy." Lionel was a friendly, smiling chap who knew just about every high school person. I-Ie always was neat and wellfdressed with a very business-like appearance. A member of the Junior Red Cross, he had time for no other activities because he worked after school in his father's store. We hope he attains his ambition to be manager of a super-market. Upper Quarterg Gymnasium Exhibition III. LUCILLE JEAN BEDELL "Jeannie" "A sweet, attractive hind of grace." "Jeannie" was an attractive girl in many different ways. Although she was quiet and reserved, she was liked by all who knew her. We hear that you want to be a beauti- cian. Well, loads of luck to you, "Jeannie": we are sure you will make the grade. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Usher for Senior Play III. Page Twenty-o'rLe JACQUELINE BELCOURT "Jacky" "Those move easiest who have learned to dance." "Jacky" is one of our better dancers. She was quiet in school, but for those who knew her outside, there was never a dull moment when "Jacky" was near. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. CECILE R. BELLEFLEUR "Cis" "Everyone who knew her loved her." "Cis" was always a very cheerful person. She should be able to fullill her desire to become a knitting instructor, for she does well at that, as she does at dancing. Re- member her good-looking hand-made sweaters? And her industry in the Junior Canteen Corps? Junior Red Cross I, II, III. DORIS A. BENNETT ..DOt,, "A maid so charming and very petite, So full of fun and very sweet." Doris will be well remembered as the clever waitress in "Dot and Dashes." Although here only since her Jun- ior year, she is well acquainted, and loved by everyone who knows her. The twinkle in her eye and her gay laughter will be missed by all. Senior Play III: Junior Red Cross II, IIIg Class Tax Collector. GLORIA E. BERARD "Goo-Goo" "Your gentleness, more than your force, moves us to friendliness." Gloria's hobby was writing letters to sailors. If you wanted to go bowling, you could always call on her, for that was her favorite sport. She wants to be a telephone operator, but may also make her fame with sewing. Best of luck, "Goo-Goo." Junior Red Cross II. OSCAR P. BERGERON "Junior" "Where there's a will there's a way." "Junior" was known for his amusing questions in the classrooms, which kept a great many pupils and teachers smiling. He was a faithful buyer of Defense Stamps and a good hockey player. His ambition, after he leaves the Army, is to be an oculist. Tattler Reporter III: Lunch Counter III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Property Committee, Senior Play III. Left March 23, 1944, to join the United States Army. Page Twenty-two J. ROMEO BERGERON "Romie" "The first element of success is the determination to succeed." "Romie" was a quiet boy, but very determined, and had a great personality. He was always seen taking pic- tures at football games. We think he will achieve his ambition to be a photographer. Lunch Counter lllg Junior Red Cross I, Il, IH: Gym- nasium Exhibition III, Left April 13, 1944, to join the United States Navy. VILMA L. BERRY "Snooks" 'fShe lives in that ideal world Whose language is not speech but song." Vilma was always around when you heard "Oh phooeyl" She was well known for her active participa- tion in school affairs and also for her bowling ability. In outward appearance she is quiet and studious, but we know she is full of fun and "rarin' to go." Glee Club I, Il: Tattler Reporter l, ll: Christmas As- sembly IIIL Senior Play Ill. LAURETTE BERUBE "Shorty" "Her smile was not more sunny than her heart." She is short, she is cute, and possesses the admirable trait of having a good word for everybody. That dimple- cheeked smile just knocks the blues out of all who see it. Her dancing eyes and her expression "What a life!" will remain with us long. Vwle are sure, Laurette, that you will be a success in your career as a hairdresser. Press Club III: Lunch Counter III: Senior Play Usher Ill: Junior Red Cross I, Il, IHQ Upper Quarter. RACHEL BEATRICE BERUBE . .Rays "Small of size Bur witty and wise." Whenever we were planning a good time, we made sure to call on "Ray," She enjoyed roller-skating and bowling. She was a friend indeed, always loyal. She never let a person down. Can't you hear her say, "Are you kidding?" Cilee Club I: Junior Red Cross I, Il. ROBERT PAUL BERUBE "Bob" "Music, music, everywhere, and not a note to spare." Yes, you guessed: "Bob" is a music boy, and wherever you find music, you're likely to find "Bob" He plans to go into the Navy soon, and would prefer the Quarter- master Corps. He will be remembered for his famous reply of "Huh?" to everything asked him. Tattler Business Manager lllg Junior Red Cross I, Il, HIL Class Tax Collector. Page Twenty-three RUTH L. BESSE "Rusty" "With lots of pep and full of fun She's a good friend to everyone." "Rusty" will be remembered for her ability to make friends, her ever-ready smile, and her hobby of writing to service men. She was full of honest good-nature. Junior Red Cross I, II, Illg Ushering Committee, Sen- ior Play III, HENRIETTA BILODEAU "Sandy" "Her heart is young and gay." Henrietta will be remembered for her favorite expres- sion i'Holy Smokes," usually uttered with such vim and vigor we almost expected her freckles to rattle! We all wish her much success in her Cadet Nurse's training. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. RUSSELL R. BIRD "Birdie" "To endure is greater than to dare." "Birdie" was another ardent lover of music. He had a glowing personality which will be missed around the school. Band I, Il, III: Orchestra Ig Tattler Reporter I: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Christmas Assembly II: Senior Play Property Committee III. Left January 21, l944, to join the United States Navy. ANNETTE BLEAU "Slim" "Sober, but not serious, Quiet, but not idle." "Slim" is one of our hard-working girls. In her own little way she was quiet until you knew her inti- mately, but she was well liked by all her classmates be- cause of her sincerity and willingness to help others. "Slim" is intending to enter the service: we know her country will greet her with a welcoming smile. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. DIANA BOGHUS ..Di,, "Good to be merry and wise." We shall remember "Di" for her smile, her good dis- position, and her hobby of reading. She plans to be a physical education instructor, and we envy her future pupils. Tattler Reporter II: Lunch Counter II. Page Twenty-four PRISCILLA BONENFANT . "Pussy" "Oh, those dimples!" Whenever we saw "Pussy" wiping her eyes, we knew that she had had a good laugh in Economics. Her be- coming blushes were .the envy of every girl in school. Her stunning hair, her dark brown eyes, and her alluring smile are so remarkable that to see her go by is a pleasure. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. PHILIP BONNETTE "Big things come in small packages." Philip was everybody's pal. His disposition was one of the best in Nashua High. He was interested in air- planes, and his hobby was swimming. Bonnette's imme- diate plans are to join the Navy. Gymnasium Exhibition III. Left May 1, 1944, to join the United States Navy. THERESA BOUCHER "Butch" "Hold the bell! I'm coming." 'iButch" will long be remembered for her enchanting smile and continual joking, staying for detention, and being Mr. Scheer's pet peeve. She was always an inter- ested spectator in all sports and won many friendships through her gaiety. Tattler Reporter I3 Junior Red Cross I, II, III. MILDRED BOWDEN "Millie" "Better to be small and shine Than be tall and cast a shadow." "Millie" was always there when you most needed her. To all she was that friend in need. Her smile and witty remarks soon made you forget your troubles. Best of luck to her in the future! Junior Red Cross II: Press Club III: Ticket Commit- tee, Senior Play IIIQ Upper Quarter. GERMAINE A. BOYER i'Gerry" "Service with a smile." "Gerry" always had a smile and was ready to do things for people. We appreciated her good service at the lunch counter. "C1erry's" interest is in the Nurses' Corps. We all wish her success in joining up. Lunch Counter I: Junior Red Cross I, II. Page Tumnty-five LORRAINE BOYER "Larry" "A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any marketf' 'iLarry" is a very pleasant girl, the kind of person that is welcomed into any group, for she could always brighten up a dull moment. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. CULLEN JAMES BRAHANEY "Drape" "He laughs and fools the whole day long, And life for him is but a song." Cullen was known throughout the school for his flashy fads, including his "boogy" haircut, and for his happy-go- lucky spirit. He knew all about the latest records and dance bands. It must have been practicing from these that made him one of the school's best dancers. Baseball Ig Basketball I: Cheer Leader II, III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III, Track I, III: Upper Quarterg Gym- nasium Exhibition III. ROLAND BRISSON "Bris" "He loves the game beyond the prize." "Bris" was always good natured, and he was very fond of sports. Whenever we saw "Bris" running down the corridors, we knew that he was going to Hgymf' Yes, that was his favorite subject! His ambition to become a sports writer seems very logical. Band I, II, III: Orchestra I: Gymnasium Exhibition III. WILLIAM BUCK "Bill" "And certainly hewas a good fellow." 'iBill" is well known as a very happy and easy-going youth. He was interested in football and well informed about aviation, His ambition is to join the United States Navy and become a commissioned officer. Junior Red Cross I, II, III, Gymnasium Exhibition III. DOROTHY BURGESS "Muscuies" "She is silentg she is shui But there's mischief in her eye." Although "Muscules" was shy in her classes, she was an all-around sport, who loved swimming. We always enjoyed her accordion playing when she satisfied our pleading. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. Page Twenty-six EDITH BURNI-IAM "'Eadie" "A silent, shy, peace-loving girl." "Eadie" will be remembered for her bashfulness in school and her cheerful smile to everyone. When it comes to swimming, 'AEadie" is right there, because that is her favorite sport, She is also always ready to read a good book. "No, really!" Glee Club I, II: Christmas Assemblies I, II. FRANCIS BURNHAM "Stretch" "Life is too short to be filled with worryf' Some of us will remember "Stretch" for his "horse- laugh," others for his funny remarks during our Senior English class, but we'll all remember him as right-end on the football team. . Junior Red Cross I: Graduation Usher II: Track III: Football I, II, III. ELEANOR CACI-IIONA "Neglect is a word she does not know." Eleanor is a true friend to everyone she knows. She plans to go to college, and we know she will succeed, be- cause she doesn't begrudge time for her work. We hope her ambition to study in Europe will be fulfilled. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. THERESA M. CARON "Tessa" "Kindness is the word." HTessa," as most of her friends call her, is a blushing. brown-eyed blonde, who possesses a fine soprano voice. She kept herself trim riding that "bike" Her ambition is to train for a nurse, and we are sure she will make a fine one, as she has a kind word for everyone, V Glee Club I: Christmas Assembly I: Junior Red Cross II: Press Club IIIg Upper Quarter. FLORENCE M. CARTER "Flo" "Mischief sparkles in her eyes, And her laughter never dies." "Flo's" ambition is to join the Nurses' Cadet Corps and become a nurse. Her hobby is writing letters to service men. She will be remembered for her ready smile and big dimples. Junior Red Cross I. II, III. Page Twenty-seven EDWARD CHACOS "Eddie" "Easy to remember, and hard to forgetf' Chacos will be remembered for his quiet manner and ability to keep what he knew to himself. This latter will be a great asset in his future work, if he carries out his present ambition to become a member of the F. B. I. His outstanding work in gymnasium won him a prominent place in the exhibition assembly. Junior Red Cross I, II, IIIQ Gymnasium Exhibition III. KENNETH GERALD CLARK "Clarky" "Easy come, easy go." A sharp sense of humor and a true knowledge of fair play make "Clarky" a person who is always welcome. His clever remarks have often added life to quiet classes. Sports are his hobby, and being a typical Hudson boy, he is better than average in all sports. Junior Red Cross I, II, Stage Committee of Senior Play IIIQ Upper Quarter: Baseball IIIQ Gymnasium Ex- hibition III, GERALDINE CLERMONT "Gerry" 'iOn with the dance! Let joy be urzconinedf' "Gerry" will long be remembered for her fine per- formance of the Mexican Hat dance. Her ever-smiling face is the envy of all girls. We wish her success in her chosen profession. Junior Red Cross I, II, IIIQ Upper Quarter. THERESA MARY CODY "Tessie" "Always full of fun and pep Just a girl you can't forget." "Tessie" brightened dull classrooms with her unex- pected cracks and laughs. May she continue to spread cheer in future years. Oh, yes, "Tessie" is good also at bicycling and cooking. Her work with the Canteen Corps should help to make her a good dietitian. Senior Play Usher III, Tusitala Assistant III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III. DONALD C. COFEEY "Doc" "A rhapsody of words." "Doc" always had something interesting to say, es- pecially when he commented on the teachers. His knacks of keeping calm and taking things easy should help him when his nickname "Doc" really means what it should. Football I, II: Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Twen ty- eight JANE COLBURN 'iJanie" "To those who know thee not, no words can paint: And those who know thee know all words are faint." "Janie's" quiet thoughtfulness has long been a source of wonder to those who do not know her. and a source of joy to those who do. We feel sure you'll be as good a housewife as you were a scholar. Jane. Glee Club III: Junior Red Cross I. II, III: Christmas Assembly III: Upper Quarter. GLADYS ELIZABETH COLEMAN "Blondie" "'ow'ef, but wen liked by azz." "Blondie" is another very quiet girl in class. She likes bowling. and when outside is very entertaining. Her hobby is letter-writing, at which she is very good. If you're around the tennis courts, you're likely to see her. She often used to say, "I wish it was Z:3OY" PATRICK COLLINS "Zipper" "What's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine," "Pat" is the type of person you can listen to for hours and never get tired of hearing him talk. He loves to play golf and doesn't make a bad score either. "Zipper" is hardly ever serious, and always had a smile a mile long. He was very active throughout his school career. Ski Club I: Red Cross I, II, IIIQ Gymnasium Exhibition III: Track III, JOHN CONLIN "His popularity-there must be a reason." John has a good claim to fame in our class annals. His silence has aroused his classmates' curiosity: he has sel- dom been cajoled into speaking, but on those rare occa- sions has aroused much respect. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Graduation Usher II: Class President III: Senior Play Ticket Committee III: Gymnasium Exhibition III: Upper Quarter: Class Orator III. DOUGLAS COOKE "Cookie" "Where theres a coach there's ICOOhli6,.!, "Cookie" was not only a sports fan, but also a par- ticipant in all kinds, especially basketball. He is an ad- mirer of good clothes-that "sharp" corduroy coat and those bright green trousers which flashed around the cor- ridors will never be forgotten. Junior Red Cross I: Basketball Manager III: Gym- nasium Exhibition III. Page Twenty-'nine NORMA COOMBS "Coombsie" "Her modest looks a cottage might adorn. Sweet as the primrose peeps 'beneath the thorn." "Coombsie's" friends hold her close to their hearts for her generosity and sunny disposition. Her quick smiles and twinkling eyes will light up the hospital where she is going to train as a nurse. We should like to be her pa- tientsl Press Club III: Class Tax Collector. ISIDORE MAURICE COTE I "Bill" "I can spell all the words that I use and my grammar is as good as my neighbor's." "Bill" is a new comer to the school this year, enter- ing from Assumption College in Worcester. We soon came to like him for his boundless good nature. His immediate plan is to join the United States Navy, and his ambition is to become a Radio Technician. Junior Red Cross III. THOMAS COTOPOULOS "Tommy" "A thing worth doing is worth doing well." 4'Tommy" was always ready to engage in either an argument or a sport. His eagerness in these respects, and his reputation on the dance floor, won him a large circle of friends. Although he was not too active in school af- fairs, his presence was always an asset. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Senior Play Publicity Committee III: Track III: Upper Quarter: Gymnasium Exhibition III. SHIRLEY HELEN CROSS "Shirl" "I laugh, for hope hath happy place with me." Did you ever see "Shirl" when she wasn't red in the face from laughing, or urging someone else to join her in some varied escapade? Whenever you heard "Hi, chum" in the corridor, it was sure to be "Shirl" hailing her many friends. Tattler Reporter III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Sen- ior Play Prompter III. TERRENCE CULLEN M1-erry,, I "I know a joke worth two of that." Although not active in school doings, "Terry" was something more than terrific with his "ad lib" joking. It was "Terry" who centered the gang of clowns in many a class. Even though having possession of this "humour punch," 'ATerry" many a time showed great promise for the future. Red Cross I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Thirty DOROTHY CUMMINGS "Dot" "Should If I don't know if I should." Remember her favorite expression? A'Dot" always wanted to be a telephone operator. She also loved to dance and was a whiz at bowling. She often got by on her other famous saying, "You know what." Junior Red Cross II: Senior Play Usher III. ANDRE G. DEMERS "Muscles" "Friendship is purchased only by friendship." Happy-go-lucky was Andre, and air-minded as any lad can be. His great ambition is to get up in that sky and fly. We all hope that it will come true. If it does, we know he will make a great pilot. Gymnasium Exhibition III. LEO A. DESCLOS. JR. fiDeCk, Y "I'Il make you happy to spite your woes." I.eo's smile is frequent, but he frowns when he thinks. His blushes were a constant worry to him. as was his blond hair which would never "stay put." He made many friends in high school, and gaiety was found where- ever he was. On the golf courses one had to be pretty good to beat "Deck." Rifle Club I: Tattler Reporter I3 Gymnasium Exhibi- tion III: Press Club III. RAYMOND S. DESMARAIS HRW., "Quiet and shy, but always a gentleman." "Ray," as he is called by his many friends, is rather quiet. He is a friend to everyone. "Ray" enjoys and likes to participate in winter sports. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. GERARD DESROSIERS "Chick" "He said little, but oh, the meaning!" A'Chick" was one of the quieter boys of our class, He was the easy-going type of boy who was well liked by all who came in contact with him. He was an outstanding baseball player and a very good track man. Classmates will remember his bashful smile forever. Track I. Left November l9, l943, to join the United States Army. Page Thirty-one PATRICIA DEVLIN "Pat" "With her eyes in flood with laughter." A'Pat" could be found wherever there was laughter and fun. This brown-eyed, dark-haired young lady's am- bition is to be a nurse. Best of luck to you, "Pat," and we're sure you'll make a good one. Glee Club I: Christmas Assembly I: Senior Play Prop- erty Committee III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Press Club III. RUTH DIGGINS "Diggie" "Her ways are ways of pleasantness And all her paths are peace." To many she seems very quiet and reserved, but to those who know her better. she is very entertaining. She's frank, dependable, and witty. We hear you want to be a nurse, "Diggie." You have the qualihcations to suc- ceed. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. AGNES DOROTHY DIONNE ..Aggie,, "Size never shows ability." Everyone who knows little "Aggie" considers her an understanding, versatile, peppy, and cooperative friend. She is always seen wearing a friendly smile. Incidental- ly, her ambition is to become a nurse too: her alertness and gentleness will bring her success. Tattler Reporter II: Junior Red Cross I, II, III, GEORGE DOBENS "Brother" "His face was frank and boyish, his heart sincere and true." "Brother" will be remembered for his smile from ear to ear, and for his occasional friendly slap on the shoulder. His quiet friendliness was a notable characteristic. Left January Zl, 1944, to join the United States Navy, EELIX DOBROWOLSKI "Dobbs" f'He was happy as the day was long." "Dobbs" will be remembered for his friendliness and his easy walk. He was very fond of outdoor life. His ambition is to become a machinist in the United States Navy. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Rifle Club Ig Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Tlzirty-two MARGUERITE RUTH DORR "Margie" "Here comes the bride." i'Margie" was a wise, understanding girl who took her work seriously, but always knew when and how to have an unforgettable good time, Her immediate plans are marriage, and we wish her the best of luck! Senior Play Usher IIIg, Tusitala Assistant III. LEO B. DOWD, JR. "Bud" "I was going to say-" This quotation is one of "Bud's" own, and one his classmates will remember him by. "Bud" is one of our outstanding athletes, having excelled in football. His un- paralleled wit and humor have given him a popularity that will never be forgotten. One could never forget that smile! Band, Orchestra I, II: Junior Red Cross I, II: Foot- ball I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. MARY MARGARET DOWNEY "Marty" "But still her tongue ran on." 'AMarty's" rapid manner of speaking baffled even the teachers, and her honest response of "I don't get it" never failed to bring a laugh from the class. The way she un- ravelled history still has us mystified, for never did we see her with a history book. Sophomore Tea I: Christmas Assembly I: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Tattler Staff II, III: Press Club III: Property Committee, Senior Play III: Upper Quarter. DANIEL C. DOYLE "Dan" "Here we go into the blue out yonder." "Dan" will be remembered for his ever-ready grin. His immediate plans are to join the Naval Air Corps, and he is the type that should have his hopes realized. Since his hobby as well as his ambition is aviation, he probably will make this his life's work. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Rifle Club I: Gymnasium Exhibition III. GREGORY DRACOPOULOS ..Greg,, "Grin and the world grins with you." "Greg" will be remembered for his silent manner and cheerfulness. He was also notable as one of Mr. Brier- ley's star pupils. He intends to join the Navy and apply for Radio Technician School. Junior Red Cross I, II: Baseball I: Football III: Gym- nasium Exhibition III. Pane Thirty-the-ee THERESA DUBE "Terry" "Her bright smile haunts me still." "Terry" will be remembered bv all for her ever-pleas- ing smile, and as one of our outstanding dancers. She has a pleasing personality which will prove a great asset for becoming a successful nurse. MADELINE DUBOIS 'iMaddy" "One who can dance her time away." "Maddy" will be remembered for her great dancing ability, her swimming, and her cheerfulness to everyone. We liked to hear her say, "Good for you!" Her imme- diate plan is to go to Business College, and later to 'be- come a private secretary. Glee Club lg Junior Red Cross I: Lunch Counter ll, ARMAND A. DUCLOS "Dike" "For a fierce game, Ihere's hockey." "Dike" was a quiet boy, but a jolly fellow. Although small in stature, he made it up in personality. He was a good athlete, especially enjoying hockey. He was a person everyone was glad to know. We hope "Dike" will get his pilot's wings soon! Junior Red Cross I, ll, Ill: Gymnasium Exhibition lll. AUDREY ANNE DUNCAN "Duchess" "Always a smile and a helping hand, Willing and ready to understand." Audrey has many friends and is Well-known through- out the school. Her artistic ability has been shown in her Art class and on the decorating committee of the Junior and Senior Prom lg Senior Prom H.- Her ambition is to become an artist, but her immediate plans are for office work. Property Committee Senior Play Ill. RONALD L. DUPONT "Ambition knows no bounds." Ronald will be remembered for his shyness with the girls, his well-trained crew haircut, and his ability to give good current-events talks in history. You'll make a good looking Marine, Ronald. Stage Committee, Senior Play III. Left April l0, 1944, to join the United States Marines. Page Thirty-four PAUL INE ECONOMOU "Polly" "Not too serious, not too gay, A very nice girl in every way." "Polly" may have seemed quiet in classes, but she Was really full of fun. Just try taking her to a roller skat- ing rinkl Marriage and homemaking are her ambitions, and we think she'll make a fine home. Good luck, "Polly," Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Senior Play Property Com- mittee III: Upper Quarter, RUTH ERB "Ruthie" "She reads much: She is a great observer, and she looks Quite through the deeds of men," Our Valedictorian has a remarkable faculty for getting things done on time. She was always good-natured, even when teased about her native Hudson. We shall remem- ber this intelligent Senior for her favorite expression "No kidding!" Christmas Assembly I: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Ski Club I, II: Tattler Senior Literary Editor Ill: Press Club III: The Smell of Powder III! Valedictorian. LILLIAN G. FANOS 'iLillie" "Warm-hearted, sparkling with fun, She's sure to win you before she's done," "Lillie's" generous extension of sympathy and her hu- mor that appeared at the slightest incident made her easy to get along with and won her many friends. As a stu- dent she was outstanding for intelligence and Zeal. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Christmas Assembly I, II, III: Glee Club I, II, III: Senior Play Rehearsal As- sistant III: Tattler Editor-in-Chief III: Press Club III: Upper Quarter. LOUISE FARLEY "Blondie" "I can swim like a fish." Truly, the young lady is a naiad. Her favorite sport is swimming, and that peculiar expression of hers, "Fish!" can lead up to but one conclusion-a water nymph! Upper Quarter. ROBERT J. FARRELL "Flapper" "Where there's fun he's always in it, Never still for half L1 minute." "Flapper" was one of the most ingenious boys in class when it came to entertainment-and also to doctoring sick enginesl He took his time in everything he did, and there was never a dull moment when he was around. Who could forget that happy-go-lucky smile of his? Best of luck in the Air Corps, Bob. Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Thirty-ji-ve CHARLES H. FARWELL, JR. 'iRocky" "That which betits us is cheerfulness and courage." "Rocky" is one boy who had bad luck galore in his senior year, when a football injury kept him out of school for months, but he came through with flying colors. We shall always remember him for his talent as a trumpeter in the school band and for his pluck in the face of diffi- culties. Christmas Assembly ll: Band I, ll, Ill: Junior Red Cross l, ll, Ill. RUTH FIELD "Mike" "Happy am I: from care I'm free. Why aren't they all contented like me?" "Mike" was one of our happy-go-lucky girls. Can't ever remember seeing her look worried or downcast! In the morning before the bell rang her pleasant chatter al- ways started the day off right. lt really will be hard to forget her and her sunny disposition. Junior Red Cross I, ll, Ill: Senior Play Ticket Com- mittee Ill. DOROTHY ANNE FOLEY "Dot" "Active always, talking euerg W1'tty and merry, decidedly clever." "Dot" will be remembered for her striking personality, her cheerful disposition, and her friendliness toward all, which have made many sincere friends in her high- school years. We know she will be a success in whatever Held she may choose. Lunch Counter ll: Chairman of Publicity Committee of Senior Play Ill: Junior Red Cross I, ll, Ill: Tusitala Assistant Ill: Upper Quarter. BARBARA FORSAITH nBarbn "There was a soft and pensive grace, ' A cast of thought upon her face." With her slow, easy appreciation of various things both scholastic and social, "Barb" has made many friends in high school. Her touch of shyness is very charming and agreeable. Junior Red Cross l. ll, Ill: Co-Chairman Senior Play Property Committee Ill: Tattler Staff Ill: Press Club Ill: Upper Quarter. ROBERT W. ERANCOEUR ' HBCU. "A word in its time is worth an ounce of gold, But silence in its time is worth two," "Bob" was one of the senior boys who was accepted by the Army Air Corps. He is quiet, but he's well liked by his many friends. He has displayed a varied amount of athletic ability during his school years. Rifle Team lg Track I, Ill: Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Thirty-six GORDON FRENCH i'Erenchy" "Men of few words and lots of action are the best men." "Frenchy" will long be remembered for his marvelous ability as guard on the 1944 basketball team. Immedi- ately after graduation he will leave for United States Na- val Air Corps Cadet Training. His post-war plan is to become a sports coach in one of the leading high schools. Baseball I, IIIQ Basketball I, II, III, Co-Captain IIIQ Track III: Tusitala Editor-in-Chief III: Upper Quarter, Gymnasium Exhibition III. NORMAN GAGNON i'Normie" 'fflnd let's be red with mirth." No matter who was around, no one could keep a sober face when "Normie" was there. I-Ie was the owner of a vivid personality, loved and missed by his classmates after his departure. Glee Club III: Band I, II, III: Orchestra I, II, III. Left January 28, 1944, to join the United States Army. NORMAND GAGNON "Red" "He,s right, you're wrong." Remember how Normand sometimes created excitement by differing with his teachers' statements? He had skill in making airplane models, and thus naturally developed a fondness for the Army Air Corps. Junior Red Cross I: Tattler Staff III. IRENE MARIE GALLANT "Rene" "Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee Jes! and youthful Jollityf' 'ARene" was the girl from Exeter who won her way into so many hearts. Her gaiety at depressing moments was contagious, and her expression "No kiddin'l" was sure to get a laugh. Her ambition is to be a nurse, and her fine character and good nature should be assets in that career, Junior Red Cross I, II, III. RUTH C. GARANT "Ruthie" "The music stopped, but she went on dancihgf' We think that Ruth would rather dance than study. and when you see her on the floor, you know why. "Ruthie" will long be remembered for her way of ensnaring you with a grin. That she was popular is proved by her list of activities. Ski Club I: Culee Club I, II: Christmas Assembly II: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Cheer Leader I, II, Head III. Page Thirty-seven RUDOLPH GARDNER URudY,, "Sailors should never be shy," "Rudy" will be remembered for his talent on the bas- ketball court. He gained much popularity with his class- mates, despite his quietness. We shall not be surprised to learn of his appointment as admiral in the future, for we are sure that a man with such traits is bound to succeed. Basketball I: Junior Red Cross I, ll, III. Left November 5, 1943, to join the United States Navy. JAMES GARNEAU p "Jimmy" "Why care for grammar as long as we are good?" "Jimmy" will be remembered for his low and rolling voice, and his ability as a mechanic. His interest in avia- tion made it natural for him to choose the Army Air Corps as his branch of the service. Left November 19, 1943, to join the United States Army. MARY ALICE GARRITY 1 "Garrity" "Words cannot express her infinite sweetness." Mary is an attractive senior with outstanding literary interests, who has many admirers and friends because her sweet disposition is so contagious. She is very quiet and renned, and in both manner and appearance. quite feminine. Press Club lllg Junior Red Cross I, Il, lllg Prompter Senior Play Ill: Upper Quarter. DORIS J. GAVIN .,DOt,, UOne to be well remembered." "Dot" will be remembered for her dark eyes and rosy cheeks. She is a girl who participates in many outdoor activities, her favorite sport being horseback riding. Her great ambition is to be a' Cadet Nurse, and we all wish her the best of luck in such a proud profession, Junior Red Cross lg Glee Club l, ll, lllg Christmas Assemblies I, Il, Ill. PAUL GEDDES 'ipoliteness costs nothing ana' gains everything." Paul was always willing to sacriice his time for a friend and would go out of his way to help others. He had a comical way of imitating people which amused everyone. His hobby is photography, and he aspires to be a proficient piano player. Senior Play, Dots and Dashes lll: Junior Red Cross l, Il, lllg Band ll, lllg Gymnasium Exhibition lllg Track III. Page Thirty-eight KATHERINE GERASIS ,Kaya "Mischief sparkles in her eyes And her laughter neuer dies." "Kay" will always be remembered for her sparkling green eyes and her hilarious laugh. She plans to have fun and then go to a nurses' training school. Her most famous saying is, "Ah, for the life of a queen." Best of luck, "Kay," in everything you undertake. Glee Club lllg Music Festival III: Junior Red Cross I, II, Illg Senior Play III. GEORGE MICHAEL GIATAS "Were silence 'gola'en, he'd be a millionairef' George's quiet way is his manner of announcing his arrival. He makes no noise but leaves a deep impression. His immediate plans are to join the Army, but he hopes to study law. Usher at Graduation Il: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Senior Play Property Committee III: Track III: Class Tax Collector. AUSTIN GOLDSMITH "Stretch" "He was six foot 0' man, A I Clear wit an' human natur'." Add humor, wisdom, and artistic ability to six foot two Ho' man" and you have "Stretch." Austin reminds us of orange peels in history class, Captain Hodges in the Senior Play, and witty remarks in English. Manchester Central lost a talented student when he came to Nashua in his Junior year. Junior Red Cross Il, III: Press Club III: Tusitala Art Editor III: Smell of Powder IIIQ Tattler Art Editor III: Gymnasium Exhibition IIIQ Track III. RITA GORDON "Deep in thine eyes I read a mystery." If Rita would write of what she thought, she could undoubtedly write a large book. We remember her sit- ting in classrooms, thinking-of what? That's a mys- tery we've often wished to solve: but they must have been happy thoughts, for Rita was always pleasant. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. LESTER E. GOVE flesh "A happy heart makes Ll happy visagef' "Les" will be remembered for his skiing ability, his ambition to shoot a deer Cand a few Japsj, his ready smile, and his pleasing disposition. He was a good pal to one and all. Ski Club ll: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III: Baseball III. Page Thirty-nine JENNY T. GOY i,Jen,, 'ISuch a personality." "Jen" was a wonderful girl to know. She was Very good company, especially out skating. Her ambition is to join the WAVES. We know that if she does she will make good. Junior Red Cross I. ll. ELORIANNA M. GREEN "Elo" "The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." When the going got hard "Flo" almost left us, but as usual she came to the top fighting, helped by her sense of humor. She has been our friend for many years. Her friendship is one that will last through thick and thin: she will be a friend for keeps. Junior Red Cross I, ll. ADAM GURCKIS HAI-dyy, "Silence is more eloquent than words." "Ardy" was one of our more quiet boys. He kept very much to himself. One asks, "What is so golden in silence?" but that is one secret that he keeps to himself. "Ardy" wants to be a chemical engineer. Best of luck! Gymnasium Exhibition Ill. PETER GURCKIS "Pete" "He is wise that talks but little." Peter, too, is a very quiet and studious pupil. To go to college is his chief ambition, but at the present Uncle Sam has claimed him for one of his Army boys. JEAN GUSTAFSON "Gus" "Few things are impossible to diligence and skill." "Gus" was the envy of many of her classmates be- cause of her ability to get her work done well, quickly, and on time. She was very active in school affairs and could always be found if you listened for the sound of happy laughter. Junior Red Cross I, ll, Ill: Tattler Assistant Alumni Editor ll, lllg Press Club IH: Usher Senior Play llli Tusilala Associate Editor Ill: Upper Quarter. Page Forty DUDLEY HARDY "Dud" "A bog with high ideals." His mind was in the air, for he's been accepted by the Army Air Corps. His hobby and part time work were in electricity. He says that he has received so many shocks that he is immune to them. Junior Red Cross I, II, Illg Gymnasium Exhibition III. SHIRLEY HARRIS "Stretch" "Nothing is impossible to a willing heart." "Stretch" is a calm sort of person who isn't easily ex- cited. She does her work in her own quiet way and ac- complishes much. She will be a great help to someone in the business world. Costume Committee Senior Play III: Junior Red Cross I, Il, III. MARJORIE HEALEY "Margie" '41-Ier modest answer and graceful air Show her wise and good as she is fair." Marjorie will be remembered for her neat appearance, her enjoyment of dancing and football, her friendliness towards her classmates, and her desire to go to college. "Margie" made a lovely usher at the Senior Play. Junior Red Cross I: Senior Play Usher Ill. BLANCHE HEBERT "Dolly" "A dainty rogue in porcelain." "Dolly," who was never called Blanche, was one to whom all listened when she spoke. Her ease when talking to a group will long be remembered by her English class. A good friend, "Dolly" always gave her indispensable services with a smile and heartiness of manner that de- note a rare mind. Glee Club Ig Junior Red Cross I, II: Press Club III: Upper Quarter, CLARENCE S. HENRY "Clancy" "Do I worry?" No, "Clancy" never has a worry in the world. He loves to laugh, and entertained every class he was in- did we love it! His witty remarks and gay laughter will never be forgotten. Who could forget him? Junior Red Cross I, II: Glee Club III: Gymnasium EX- hibition III, Track III. Page Forty-one ROBERT HEVEY "Bob" 'XTO read well, that is, to read true books ln a true spzrzt, is a noble exercise." Reading good books was only one of "Bob's" many interests. With his keen intelligence and great knowledge in history, we know he will become a successful lawyer. Junior Red Cross l, Il, IHQ Christmas Assembly lg Press Club IH, Taltler Associate Book Editor IH, Senior Play Publicity Committee IH: Upper Quarter. GEORGE WASHINGTON HICKEY, 3rd "Hick" "He's always peppy, never blue, He's popular, handsome, jolly, and true." There was hardly a Senior who didn't know "I-lick," for he was always in the group, whether on a dance floor, basketball court, or ski slope. 'iHick" slays the opposite sex! Track Ig Junior Red Cross I, III Ski Club I, Hg Tusi- Iala Assistant IH: Property Committee Senior Play HI: Basketball HI, Gymnasium Exhibition H15 Baseball Mana- ger IH: Track HI. JOSEPHINE LOUISE HIRSCH ...Ion "Ever quiet-ever thoughtful." UJOH was such a shy, quiet girl that not many realized how great her work in the war program was. "A man's work is from sun to sun, but a woman's work is never done." 'iJo" not only aided by her work on the farm, but she stood high in her subjects as well. Her blush is one of the many pleasant things we shall remember about her. Upper Quarter. FLORENCE HOLAK "Flo" f'From the crown of her head to the sole of her foot she is all mirthf, How often we turned when we heard merry laughter in the corridor, always to ind "Elo"l "Flo" always managed to do her work well, and her being elected D. A. R. representative is good proof of her popularity in the class. We all hope "Elo" attains her ambition to go to Poland. Good luck to a grand girl. Orchestra I, H: Press Club HI: Musical Festival Usher IH, Tattler Reporter IH: Tusitala Staff, Associate Editor IH: Junior Red Cross I, H, President IH: Senior Play Prompter IH: D. A. R. Candidate IHQ Upper Quarter. KENNETH S. HUF-E "Ken" "Weyue found 'Ken' always ready, Honest, loyal, square, and steady." i'Ken" is very well liked by his friends. He is am- bitious, studies hard, and is thorough in everything he does, He likes music and takes an active part in at- tending local dances. You will recall him by his ex- pression, "You're just a sharp kid." Tattler Reporter Ig Graduation Usher Hg Upper Quar- E612 Page Forty-two CLIFTON INGRAM "Bud' ' "A light heart lives longf, "Bud" was always welcome with his pleasing person- ality and friendly smile. Although popular with the boys, he also proved himself quite a ladies' man. 'ABud" was an ardent sports fan and one of the few good skiers in our class. Ski Club I, IIQ Junior Red Cross I, II, IIIQ Gymnasium Exhibition III. KATHRYN V. IVALIS ,rKatY', '!She is pretty' to walk with Witty ro talk with And pleasant, too, to think onf' "Katy" was a very pleasant girl to get along with. She had a good sense of humor, and what a smile! We all know "Katy" likes to dance, and she is the life of a party, although very quiet in class, "Katy" wants to become a secretary, and we wish her luck. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Tusitala Assistant III. STELLA JATKWICZ "Muscles" "Wherever she is, is fun and power." "Muscles' " ambition is to become a Navy nurse. With her famous strength and her great will power, we know she will succeed, though how can she ever ride a bike on shipboard? We'd like a nurse as lively as she is. Best of luck, "Muscles." Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Upper Quarter. DOROTHY E. JENNISON "Dot" "Silence is golden." We shall always remember "Dot" for her soft voice, her slow walk, her collection of small animals, and her joy in swimming, She liked to do ofiice work. We hope you keep on liking that office job, "Dot," and get a chance to see the wide world, too. Tattler Reporter II: Junior Red Cross I, II, III. MARION ELIZABETH JOY A'Betty" "Where there's a will, there's a way." Marion, better known to her friends and classmates as "Betty," has the ambition to go on to a higher institu- tion-the goal being secretarial work. We're all sure she'll make a success of whatever she attempts. Tattler Reporter I, III: Junior Red Cross I, II: Press Club IIIg Upper Quarter. Page Forty-three WANDA M. JUREKA "A lovely lady garmented in light From her own beautyf, Some friendships made in high school are never broken. Anyone who has made Wanda's acquaintance can be sure that it won't be easily forgotten. She has all the fem- ininity and beauty required, and a charming way which makes everyone fond of her. She wants to become a dress designer. We all wish her luck. Junior Red Cross I, Il, IH, EVANGELINE KACAVISTI "Vangie" "She is quiet, she is shy, But when you know her, oh my!" "Vangie" will be remembered for her sweet voice and likable personality. She was known for her friendliness, her skating, and her good correspondence. We hope you do get that trip around the world when the guns quiet down, "Vangie." Glee Club I: Christmas Assembly Ig Junior Red Cross I, II, Ill. CHARLES G, KATSIAFICAS "Katcy" "Sports were made for men such as he." 'AKatty" was one of our outstanding athletes, especial- ly in basketball. He will be well remembered for his way of getting points when the going got tough, and his calm dropping of foul-shots right through the center of the hoop. Junior Red Cross I, H, Ill: Basketball I, II, Captain Ill: Baseball IH, Track HI, Gymnasium Exhibition HI. PAUL KEENAN "The wit of the Irish." Paul had one of the keenest senses of humor in our class. A class never seemed dull when Paul was there, because he could always make us laugh. When he left for the Navy, we missed his presence very much. Left February 18, 1944, to join the United States Navy. THOMAS KEENE "WhiZZer" "He will succeed, for he believes all he says." 'ATom" was one of the most popular boys of his class. His outstanding personality and sincerity won him a host of friends. He was somewhat of a ladies' man, too, as he had many admirers throughout the school. This para- graph could not be complete without speaking of his out- standing speed on the cinder track and on the gridiron. Track I: Football l, IH. Left February 9, 1944, to join the United States Ma- rines. Page Forty-four HARRIET KIERSTEAD "Harrie" "An amiable-girl of ueru good abilities." "Harrie" was forever drawing, no matter what class she was in, She is gifted with an extraordinary imagina- tion, and is well liked by her classmates. Christmas Assembly I, II: Culee Club II, III: Assistant Art Editor Tattlet III. MELVINA KLIMAS "Mel" A "True friends are hard to find," Melvina was one of those girls you don't hear much about, but when you do hear things, they are good. You'll make a grand nurse, Melvina-Good luck! Christmas Assemblies I, II, III: Glee Club II, III: Jun- ior Red Cross III. BARBARA J. KNAPP "B-. J." "Those eyes the greenest of things blue, the bluest of things gray." Though maybe not in stature, HB. J." is long on friend- liness and quiet charm. Her dependability and competence are tempered with a mischievous twinkle and a good sense of humor. Ski Club I, II: Sophomore Tea I: Christmas Assemb- lies I, III: Tattler Reporter I: Junior Red Cross I. II, III: Secretary-Junior Class: Press Club III: Cwlee Club III: Music Festival III: Tattler Book Editor III: Chair- man Senior Play Costume Committee III: Upper Quarter. RUTH ELVA KNIGHT "Ruthie" "In her own quiet and diligent way. She accomplished her tasks day after day." "Ruthie" was one of our so-quiet and bashful girls. To know her well was to know the other side of "Ruthie" -the iolly and very friendly side, Ticket Committee Senior Play III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III. GLORIA KONDRAT 'AA merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance." Wherever you find Gloria, you will be sure to find sun- shine. She was a quiet girl and had a very pleasant smile. Her pretty blond hair was envied by many of her classmates. Perhaps her diamond was, too. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. Page Forty-five JOSEPH KOZLOVSKI 'iJoe" "The smile that won't come off." "Joe's" merry laugh always reminded you of his cheer- ful disposition. Although he didn't participate actively in school athletics, he was a faithful rooter at all the games. Tattler Reporter Ill Junior Red Cross ll, Upper Quar- ter, Gymnasium Exhibition IH. JOSEPH KUDALIS ,.JOe, , "Hi, Neighbor," Joseph was one of our boys who was absent rather often. It must be that he was catching up on lost sleep to keep his body physically fit, for his ability and per- formances in "gym" were envied by all. His future plans are to join the United States Marine Air Corps. Gymnasium Exhibition HI. FLORENCE KULAS HButch" "Nice in all ways." "Butch" will be well remembered for her roller skating, her love of movies, her love of fun, and her favorite ex- pressions, 'iOh Lordy" and "No foolin'!" Junior Red Cross H. HELEN KURTA "The world is a comedy to those who think so." Helen could always find something to laugh about at the most serious times. Life never seemed to worry her or depress her. She was at all the school activities, and Margie was generally with her. Junior Red Cross I, II, IH: Senior Play Ushering Com- mittee IH. YVONNE MARIE-ROSE LABOUNTY A'Evie" "A friend in need is a friend indeed." "Evie" will always be remembered for her witty and humorous personality. Whenever you heard "Oh, Yeah?" you could be almost sure "Evie" was near by. She makes scrapbooks, likes to read, enjoys bowling, dancing, and skating, and also wears a sparkling diamond on the most significant finger. Junior Red Cross I. Page Forty-six ARTHUR LABRIE "Art" "I'll do the writing: let the reader sprinkle in the commas." "Art" will long be remembered for all the trouble he had in English with commas. for his pleasant smile, and his love for women. Nor shall we soon forget his fastidious neatness. Left December 17, 1943, to join the United States Army. REBY LADNER "Laddie" "A soft voice hespealzs a gentle mannerf, Reby's voice is like the running of a brook. She is one person whom you could enjoy listening to for hours. Laddie also has a grand smile to go along with her agree- able talkativeness. Though her hobby is reading. Reby has a special liking for animals, particularly dogs. Junior Red Cross I, Il. IH. YOLANDE G. LA FORME "To the world she wore a bashful smile," Yolande, although very quiet, was one of those people that we just couldn't get along without. Her many ac- tivities outside of school prevented her from participat- ing in many social functions in Nashua High School, but that didn't keep her from being well-known and admired by the student body. Good luck to you with your nurs- ing, Yolande. Junior Red Cross I, H, Ill. ' M. SYLVIA LAJOIE USVI., "Talks she late and talks she early, Talks she all the day." i'Syl" will be remembered for her seemingly incessant chatter. her knowledge of historv test answers, and her ability to write interestingly with ease. Junior Red Cross II: Press Club Ill: Tattler Reporter IH: Upper Quarter. CECILE SILVIA LAMONTAGNE "Susie" "Deeds are fruits: words are but leaves." "Susie" believed in action rather than in empty words. Her ability and ambition to write was evident in her Eng- lish classes and her contributions to the Tattler. Read- ing was one of her chief delights, and she spent much of her time in the library. Junior Red Cross lx Press Club Ill: Tusitala Typist: Upper Quarter. Page Forty-seven LIONEL LAVOIE "Farmer" "He always made long stories short." , "Farmer," as he was called by his classmates, was a quiet and bashful boy, well liked by his friends. His presence in classes couldn't be missed, but we missed hear- ing a word or two from him. He is a firm believer that "Speech is golden-why waste it?" Gymnasium Exhibition III. MARILYN LEATHERS "Perseuerance is the nature of success." Marilyn's was an enviable disposition and position. She not only held a high scholastic rank through her indus- try and reliability, but also was well liked because of her friendly, sincere personality. Christmas Assembly Ig Junior Red Cross I, II, IIIQ Press Club III: Senior Play Ticket Committee IIIQ Upper Quarter. ALICE H. LEBLANC UAV, "She's pretty to walk with and witty to talk with." "Al" was always in the best of spirits. Although not too active in school "goings-on" she acquired a host of friends, Her interest in bookkeeping will, no doubt. prove beneficial in her life's work. "Al" will be remem- bered for her mischievous eyes. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. EDGAR LEBLANC "Eddie" "It's an easy world to live in, if you choose to make it so." 'iEddie" will always be remembered for his record- collecting hobby. He was one of the best wrestlers of this class and was a basketball enthusiast. "Eddie" will some day be rewarded for his-good marks by being a good engineer. Upper Quarter: Gymnasium Exhibition III. MILDRED LEE "Millie" "Always calm and serene, We neuer knew her the least bit mean." "Millie" was one of our more bashful seniors whose two enchanting dimples, 'that appeared Whenever she smiled, were the envy of many. We know she will suc- ceed in whatever field of work she chooses. Page Forty-eight NORMAND LEE i'Bob" "A quiet person when not otherwise." "Bob" is an easy person to get along with. There's never a dull moment, as he's always on the go. Was his black and white pony the cause of some of his days out of school? Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. ROBERT A. LEE "Bob" "Why worry? You'Il never get anything out of it." "Bob" will be remembered for his blond hair, his bashful smile, and his great work on the gridiron. He was a happy-go-lucky fellow, well-liked by all his class- f . malfjsketball I: Graduation Usher II: Junior Red Cross I, II. III: Football I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. EUGENIA FRANCES LEIVIIRE "Genie" "Her manner held both grace and charm." "Genie," as she was known to her many friends, was a quiet girl in her classes, but you had to see her out of them to know how full of fun she was. Her ambition is to be a nurse, and we know she will be successful. Tattler Reporter III: Senior Play Ticket Committee III. LEO LESIEUR "Mike" "Why hurry?" "Mike" was always known to be a rather quiet in- dividual. He wasn't too active in school events, but was one of the most popular members of the class. Basket- ball was his one special interest, and he proved himself an able player by captaining the "Jumbos" to the city cham- pionship. Basketball III: Upper Quarter: Class Prophet: Gym- nasium Exhibition III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III. PAUL E. LESIEUR .,Les,, "If music be the food of Ioue, play on." Paul is a very prominent saxophone player in Ted Roy's orchestra. He has a way of making friends with every- one. His ambition is to live a long time after retiring, at twenty-four. Band I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Forty-nine LUCILLE LINTOTT "Cille" "Her mind is like a sundial: it records only pleasantnessf' With her ever-ready smile and friendly way, "Cille" is one of our best-knownand best-liked. We'll not soon forget her verve and sparkle, and that famous Lintott 'iBe Good!" She's headed for junior college and hopes the crystal ball will foretell marriage. fDon't we alllj Sophomore Tea lx Glee Club lg Christmas Assembly lg Junior Red Cross l, H, Ill: Tattler, Associate Personals Editor H, Associate Editor Ill: Press Club HI: Cheer Leader Ill, Jinx from Alabama Ill: Vice-President Senior Class: Upper Quarter. PEARL LIOPUS MII' is my duty and I will." Laughing Pearl was always in a hurry and quite often late. Her sight translations of foreign languages were the envy of her classmates, and her good nature was widely ad- mired. All in all, Pearl was an able girl of sweet dis- position, liked bv everyone. Junior Red Cross I, II, HI: Press Club III: Upper Quarter. JEANNETTE LIZOTTE f,MiSty,, "The only way to have a friend is to be one." 'lMisty" appeared quiet and reserved, but to those who knew her best, she was full of fun and a true friend. She was especially interested in football and was always there to do her part of the cheering. Junior Red Cross I, H, lllg Press Club lllg Upper Quarter. GEORGE LONG "Doc" f'Tall, bashful, and just a little bit shyf' George, with his big grin, loved to fool when the teach- ers were busy. But he is a credit to the school, modest, quiet, and as unassuming as only a good friend can be. George plans to join the United States Navy as soon as school is over. Gymnasium Exhibition Ill. CHESTER LOSIK "Chet" 'fflctiue always, talking ever." i'Chet" is by no means quiet. He has a keen wit and is good natured. He likes repairing guns, and some day wishes to become a machinist. Junior Red Cross l, Il, Hlg Gymnasium Exhibition Ill. Page Fifty HELEN AGNES LUCIER 14UZZa1y "-But you forgot to remember." i'Uzza," merry as the day is long, has a beautiful voice. She was the best of friends to all and, with her person- ality, will undoubtedly become a successful nurse. Glee Club I, II, III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Christ- mas Assemblies I, II, III: Ski Club I, II: Usher at Sopho- more Tea II: Music Festival III: Property Committee Senior Play III: Press Club III. FABIAN JOSEPH LUSCZYK rtFabeu "His wisdom was surpassed only by his silence." i'Fabe" was a great supporter of all school activities and was held in high esteem bv his classmates. When- ever trouble arose, you could always count on him to lend a helping hand. He is very talented and interested in the field of radio. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. A BEssIE MAKRIS "Bess" "Her ways are ways of quietness." "Bess" will be remembered for her bike riding, her correspondence, and her singing in Glee Club and Christ- mas assemblies. Although quiet, she was the type we all liked to be with, Tattler Reporter I, II: Glee Club I, II, III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Christmas Assemblies II, III: Senior Play Usher III, i JACQUELINE LOUISE MALHOIT ' "Jackie" "Business is the salt of life." "Jackie" is a hard-working girl with a sparkling per- sonality. Her burning desire is to become a business woman and we are sure she will succeed. Her favorite sport is bicycling, but she's just as good at handcrafts. Lunch Counter IIg Junior Red Cross I, II, III. GEORGE MARANJIAN "Maranj" "Modesty is the color of virtue." George will be remembered for his belief in the old proverb "Silence is golden." We all know that he will be a success in the Navy, because he is a true friend and a good sport. Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Fifty-one PHILIP E. MARCH "Phil" "Quiet but virtuous." "Phil" was the kind of fellow you liked to have around. His geniality was as humorous as it was intelligent. "Phil" participated in many musical activities, because he played thestrumpet like a professional. Perhaps you will re- member him best as Dr. Hugh Randall in The Jinx from Alabama. Senior Play III: Christmas Assemblies I, II: Band I, II, III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Upper Quarter: Gym- nasium Exhibition III: Track III. DANIEL MARCOUX I g nDamW,, "A good hearty laugh makes the day merry." 'iDanny" always liked to talk about airplanes. It must be because he had been accepted by the Army Air Corps. If you once heard his laughter, you'cl remember it because it was so hearty. Tattler Reporter I: Graduation Usher II, Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. AARON MARCUS "Allah" "I came, I saw, I conquered-sometimes." "Allah" is one of the mathematical geniuses of the sen- ior class. His scientilic zeal and ability will undoubtedly help him achieve his ambition of becoming a chemist. "Allah's" chief claims to fame are his attempt to trisect an angle and his explanation of Einstein's theory. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Tattler Assistant Personals Editor II, Exchange Editor III: Dots and Dashes III: Up- per Quarter: Gymnasium Exhibition III: Track III. MESROP MARKARIAN "Mes" 'iLife is never dull if you are happy." "Mes" plans to join the Marines when he graduates, and we are sure the Rams will miss him, He was not only a good baseball player, but also could certainly ad- vertise his team and make you think that the Rams were the best ball club in the city. Gymnasium Exhibition III. BESSIE ANN MAROON 4fBeSSn "I'm happiest when I'm talking." We shall remember "Bess" for her smiles and talkative moods in the art room. Her ambition is to be a Civil Service employee. Don't let her nonchalance fool you: her career means a lot to her. Prom Decorations I, II: Lunch Counter II: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Publicity Committee Senior Play III. Page Fifty-two DONALD MAYNARD i'Don" "What ho! Another radio fan,"' "Don" was one of the quiet type. He was well-liked by all his friends, and was a good dancer. We wish you good luck at radio school, 'iDon." Gymnasium Exhibition Ill. ERNEST MAYNARD "Nas" "Size is no hindrance to the courageous." "Nes" was a quiet happy-go-lucky boy who was loads of fun. He was a good basketball player as he showed in the intramural games. We hear that you want to be a physical instructor, and we are sure you'll make the grade, "Nes." Track I: Baseball Manager I3 Basketball H, HIL Junior Red Cross I, II, HI: Gymnasium Exhibition IH. BENJAMIN MAZEIJKA 'iBenny" "Life is what you make ir." A "Benny" is one of the few who can point out the good and bad points of anything in a moment's thought. His hobby is dancing, and once on a dance floor nothing mat- ters but the dance. "Benny" was a fine athlete, as was shown on the court and diamond. Junior Red Cross H, H13 Basketball Illg Gymnasium Exhibition IH: Upper Quarter, EDNA K. MCLAUGHLIN "Mac" "She's always peppy, never blueg She's popular, pretty, jolly, ana' true." "Mac" was always outstanding for her pleasing per- sonality and for her ability to wear clothes. She always could be found in the midst of a crowd having fun. "Nite" hardly describes her: she was "Tops" Christmas Assembly I: Tattler Reporter II: Junior Red Cross I, Il, HI: Press Club Ill: Tusitala Assistant III: Tattler Staff IH: Senior Play Ill: Upper Quarterg Class Prophet. , 1 JOHN H. MCLAUGHLIN "Mac" "A friend to all." 'iMac" will he remembered for his ability to make friends, He is a member of the United States Army Air Corps Enlisted Reserve and has already had some train- ing in flying. He was a hard-working, all-round man in the "gym" classes, and liked by all. Rifle Club Ig Junior Red Cross I, Il, IH: Senior Play Ticket Committee lllg Tusitala Assistant HI: Track IH. Page Fifty-three HAROLD J. MCLOUD, JR. "Redl' "Good nature is stronger than tomahawksf' What shall we remember most about "Red"? His sense of humor. His jokes and puns were sure to pro- voke a laugh and an occasional "Oh brother!" He made friends easily, that is probably the reason he participated in so many activities. Glee Club I: Christmas Assembly I: Junior Red Cross I, II: Press Club HI: Senior Play, Dots and Dashes III: Baseball III: Track Illg Upper Quarterg Gymnasium EX- hibition III. HAROLD JOHN MERCER NI-lanky, "This young man has lots of pepg Around the girls he likes to step," "Hank" always seemed to be at ease with everyone he met. He went out for a great many school activities and was always present when something was happening. He is a great teaser of girls, but he's a great friend to have. Band I, II, HI: Baseball IH, Basketball l, II, IH: Foot- ball I, ll, Ill, Christmas Assemblies I, H, III: Junior Red Cross I, II, Ill: Gymnasium Exhibition III. COLLETTE MICHAUD "Mitch" "Oh, that I might grow wings!" 'AlVlitch's" intense interest in aviation was slightly out of keeping with her diminutive size and charming appear- ance. A good sport with a sunny disposition, she was a welcome addition to any outing. Her efficiency in com- mercial work is not to be forgotten soon. Junior Red Cross I, H, IH: Upper Quarter. ROLAND J. MIGNEAULT "Frenchy" "Restless at home, and ever prone to range." Roland sought adventure, and hopes to find it in the Navy. He liked to play football, although he did not play on the school's team. Roland loved to entertain pupils by his pranks, and we always enjoyed watching him, Left January 24, 1944, to join the United States Navy. JOHN MOROOKIAN "Bananas" "A banana a day keeps the doctor away." "Bananas" is one of the larger boys of our class. He will always be remembered for his cheery "Hellos" to everyone he met. "Bananas" is planning to join the Army soon, and we wish him all the luck in the world. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. Page Fifty-four CANDACE COLBY MORRILL "Candy " !'Better be small and shine Than be tall and cast a shadow," "Candy" is only live feet tall, but her brains, per- sonality, and friends prove that "good things come in small packages," We shall remember her impersonation in the Senior Play of a young, giggling girl. After training she wants to be a nurse in the United States Navy. Senior Play IIIg Upper Quarter. RUTH DIANNE MORRIS "Ruthie" "Full of laughter, full of fun, As a pal-she's the one." What should we have done without "Ruthie's" infec- tious laugh or her witty remark for every occasion? Be- lieve it or not, she could be serious, too, as her closest friends will tell you. We shall never forget her as the amusing and humorous Eloise Watts in The Smell of Powder. Press Club IIIQ Senior Play, The Smell of Powder III: Junior Red Cross I, II, IIIg Upper Quarter: Class Prophet. STANLEY J, MORTON, JR. "Mortie" "Neither bashful nor bold, His friendship may we always hold." "lVlortie" could always enliven a group with his pleas- ant manner and ready wit. After completing the first semester of his senior year, "lVIortie" answered the call and chose to wear Navy Blue. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. P Left January 20, I944, to join the United States Navy. LORRAINE MUNSON "Larry" "Ambition , , , Oh, what ambition!" "Larry" is. quite an artist, and of this we are very proud. Despite all her efforts with the paint brush, she plans to enter a defense plant. "Larry" will be re- membered for her soft voice, and her desire to go to Mexico. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. ALBERT A. NADEAU g "Al" f'Quietness is best." Although HAI" was quiet in the classroom, when he was called upon to recite he usually knew the answer, His immediate plans are to join the Navy, but his ambition is to become an engineer, and we think he will achieve it, Junior Red Cross I, II, IIIQ Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Fifty-Jive GEORGETTE L. NADEAU "Joe" "Life is short, but there is always time for courtesy." "Joe" will be remembered for her seriousness in all re- spects. She has chosen nursing for her career, and a fine "woman in white" she'll be. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. ZOE KATHERINE NAKOS "She's always been a perfect student, Subdued and kind and calm and prudent." Quiet, yes! But did you ever see her fail? In all her subjects she was a whiz: she could play the piano like a master, and had more than her share of activities. Zoe made a faithful and helpful friend. With such potentiali- ties, she is sure to achieve her ambition to become an in- ternational youth worker. Orchestra I: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Christmas Assemblies I, II, III: Tattler Assistant Book Editor II: Glee Club I, III: Music Festival III: Press Club III: Sen- ior Play Costume Committee III: Upper Quarter: Class Tax Collector, PATRICIA NAPLES .fPat,, "I don't care: nothing puts me out: I'm resolved to be happgfi HPat" is quite a talkative girl in class, She has a very winning Way with her classmates, and one could not help liking her, She likes horses. and also gets along es- pecially Well with little children. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. MERVIN R. NEVENS "Bob" "In the morning, when thou art sluggish at rousing thee, let this thought be present: 'I am rising to a man's workf " Mervin wishes to be a mechanic able to repair the mod- ern machines of the post-War era. I-Ie was on the cham- pionship football squad of 1942. Mervin had a pencil constantly behind his ear-why? To give the impression of .being a busy person, perhaps. Rifie Club I3 Junior Red Cross I, II: Football I, II: Gymnasium Exhibition III. C. JACKSON NEWELL "Jackie" "There's music planted in his heart." Everyone will remember "Jackie" as a trombone player in the band. Besides participating in many school events, he had many outside activities. Success as an engineer is our Wishxfor you, "Jackie" Ski Club I: Junior Red Cross I, Vice-President II: Band I, II, III: Upper Quarter: Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Fifty-six JOHN NOLAN "Johnny" "Thou hast wit at will." A'Johnny" was always full of fun and frolic, and there was always something doing when he was around. His neatness and excellent taste in dress were greatly admired. Junior Red Cross l, II, Ill, Gymnasium Exhibition Ill. MARY L. NOLAN "Pee Wee" "In quietness and conhdence shall he your strength." Mary was a very quiet girl, who was sympathetic and understanding. Her delicious sense of humor and infec- tious laughter are great assets. She possesses a trait al- most unknown in this generation-the ability of making a fine impression on her elders, through her courtesy and her thoughtfulness of others. Senior Play Usher Ill: Junior Red Cross I, Il, Ill. SHIRLEY NORTHRUP "Shir1" "She dances Et to be the partner of a king." "Shirl" is not a Nashua girl, but one who longs for Connecticut. She had a long list of activities before she came here, and one of her great loves is dancing. When "Shirl" goes back to Connecticut, Nashua will lose a swell girl. We wish you all the luck in the world, "Shirl." Junior Red Cross ll, III: Senior Play Costume Com- mittee III. ALAN NUTE UAIBHH "The world knows nothing of its greatest men." Alan was a likable fellow, who seemed to take every- thing in stride. He had a well-developed sense of humor in the classroom along with the ability to apply himself in his studies. His sturdy build was a marvelous sight to witness. Football I, ll: Junior Red Cross I, II, III. Left December 9, 1943, to join the United States Navy. MARJORIE LUCILLE OBAN "Margie" "Who dares to laugh out loud and free." "Margie" had the rare ability of entertaining everyone by her natural wit. One never saw "Margie" without Helen, and the two always seemed to be enjoying them- selves. Junior Red Cross I, Il, HI: Senior Play Usher IH. Page Fifty-seven MARION O'NEIL "Mimi" "A womans hair is her crowning glory." Vivacious and gay, i'Mimi" has a witty remark for every occasion. Her personality is as sparkling as her eyes are bright. Her neatly clothed Hgure and pretty fea- tures made her an attractive member of the Junior Nurses' Aides. i Taltler Reporter II: Junior Red Cross I. II, III. PAUL L. O'NEIL "Pouch" "Then-do not worry." "Pouch" never worried about anything concerning school. His happy-go-lucky disposition brought him a host of friends, for there was never a dull moment with him around. His list of activities around school proved his school spirit and popularity, "Pouch" will be re- membered for his big mischievous smile. Lunch Counter I: Ski Club I: Tattler Reporter I, II: Tusitala Assistant III: Sound Supervisor Senior Play III: Gymnasium Exhibition III: Track III, Manager: Class Tax.Collector. JENNIE ONOROSKI "A sunny disposition is the uery soul of success." If you want to know some one full of fun and cheer, then you should know Jennie. She loves to roller-skate, and is loads of fun, but can be serious when she wants to. With such a disposition she will, we know. succeed in of- fice work. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. F. THOMAS PAINE, JR. "Snooky" ' "A rolling stone gathers no moss." 'ASnooky" is known by his witty and amusing remarks in the corridors and classrooms. His greatest ambition is to be a gunner's mate in the Navy. He also reads every Book-of-the-Month Club publication, but when it comes to reading required English books-. Gymnasium Exhibition III. EVA PAPADEMAS "Eva" "She that was ever fair and never proud, Had tongue at will and yet was never loud." Her glowing smile and good-naturedness are her out- standing qualities, and her ambition is to become a nurse. Her favorite sport is swimming and her hobby is reading. Her favorite expression, "What, are you mad?" at times is quite diflicult to answer. Lunch Counter II, III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III. Page Fifty-eight GEORGE M. PAPADOPOULOS 'lPamvV" ' '4Little I ask: my wants are few." Although "Pappy" is a newcomer to Nashua this year. his friendliness was readily enjoyed. He will be remem- bered for his occasional mustaches. In Lowell High School he had a long list of musical activities and was prominent in the High School Regiment. DELSIA PARENT "Dellie" "Happy am I, from care I'm free, Why aren't they all contented like me?" "Dellie's" mischievous manner won her many friends who could depend on her for help as well as for fun. She combined work and pleasure in such a way that she struck a happy medium. Glee Club I. ELIZABETH KATHERINE PARKER "Betsy" "Athletics, my friends, is the elixir of life." "Betsy" surely deserves credit for her athletic ability. She was a star guard on the Y. W. basketball team and a neat swimmer, to say nothing of other sports. Here's hoping you enjoy success in this chosen field, '1Betsy," You won't be forgotten as Esther, the colored maid, in The Jinx from Alabama, either. Christmas Assembly Ig Ski Club I, II: Tattler Reporter II, Staff III: Press Club III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Senior Play III. MARJORIE PARKER ..Midge,, "Music is well said to be the speech of angels." "Midge's" good nature and talent for doing the un- expected were always something to look forward to. Her musical talent is extraordinary. We certainly hope her ambition to be a member of an all-girl orchestra will be fulfilled. A Orchestra I, II: Glee Club I, II, III: Band I, II, III: .Iunior Red Cross III: Christmas Assembly III: Senior Play Usher Committee III. JOSEPH PARZYCH "J oe" "A quiet person when not otherwise." 'lIoe" was one of the more quiet members of the sen- ior class. To those who knew him well, however, his wit and constant good humor were two of his outstand- ing virtues. He showed great athletic abilities in gym- nasium. Track I, III: Upper Quarter: Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Fifty-nine HAZEL PATTERSON HPattyson" "Her heart is like a garden fair Where many pleasant blossoms grow." "Pattyson" is a quiet person in class but full of fun at the right time. She will be remembered for her pleasant smile and sparkling teeth. Hazel, whose hobby in gen- eral is sports, wishes some day to become a professional roller-skater. We all wish her luck in this. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. CONRAD R. PELLETIER "Connie" "A rider unequalled-a .Sportsman complete." "Connie" will be remembered for his happy-go-lucky attitude and his ambition to pass the Army Air Corps training. His favorite pastime is to go horseback riding. He has been very active in the band also. . Rifle Club Ig Band I, II, Illg Junior Red Cross I, Il, IIIg Music Festival HIQ Gymnasium Exhibition IH: Track Ill. DOROTHY PENDLETON "Dottie" "Give, oh giue me a horse I can ride." It was a pleasure to know "Dottie" She always had a kind word and a cheerful smile for everyone. We all know that she had a love for horseback riding-lame or not, she was always ready for more. Good luck to you in the business world. "Dottie" Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Usher at Senior Play III: Press Club Ill: Upper Quarter. ' PRISCILLA PERO "Pussy" "-And then she soared high in the sky." Her amiable little person was always welcome among our classmates. Her love for skiing might be traced to a desire to 'Asoar high in the sky" and get away from it all. How about it, "Pussy'l? Glee Cluo III: Junior Red Cross I, II, Hlg Christmas Assembly IH: Costume Committee of Senior Play IH: Music Festival III. CHARLES D. PETERS "He ran his Engers o'er the ivory keys." Charles' pleasing personality makes him as popular with the girls as he is with the boys. Although it may not be known to many of his fellow students, Charles is an excellent pianist. Band I, H, IH: Orchestra ll: Gymnasium Exhibition HI. Page Sixty NANCY PETERSON Upeten "A grand girl was she, and a good friend to all." A'Pete," to her closest friends, was a witty gal. She seemed to possess a knack for'Property Committees, both in school and out. You should have seen her moving furniture between scenes at the Senior Play! Maybe you ought to give up secretarial work and be a mover, "Pete"! Press Club III: Tusitala Assistant III1 Co-Chairman Senior Play Property Committee III? Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Upper Quarter: Class Tax Collector. .IANILE P. PHANEUP "Neil" "And her sunny locks Hang on her temples like a golden fleece." "Neil" will be remembered for her bangs and her right eyebrow that went up whenever she was asked for an answer. Red Cross I: Press Club III. RITA LOUISE PHANEUF "Rite" WTO be born with the gift of laughter." "Rite" will always be remembered for her hearty laugh and challenging eyes. Wherever there was excitement and mischief, "Rite" was always there. Junior Red Cross I, II, IIIQ Senior Play III. PRISCILLA JANE PHILLIPS "Pussy" "What songs found voice upon those lips!" Yes, "Pussy" will certainly be remembered for her re- markable soprano. We are sure that some day she will be among the most talented singers in the country. We all wish you luck, Priscilla. Glee Club I, II, III: Music Festival III: Christmas As- semblies I, II, III: Senior Play III: .Iunior Red Cross I, II, III: Upper Quarter. DAVID EARL PICKERING "Pick" "The light of fun is good for sore eyes." "Pick" could be counted on to give some good philo- sophical advice to any who questioned him. His hearty enthusiasm for telling or listening to a good joke was stimulating. Junior Red Cross I: Orchestra I, II: Band I, II, III, All-State I. Left March 10, 1944. to join the United States Ma- rines. Page Sixty-one MADELYN 'FRANCES PIERCY "The smile that was childlike and bland." Madelyn was ai girl who never laughed aloud, but the smile she gave out was worth a million dollars. We can all picture the radiance she'll spread when she enters the Cadet Nurse Corps. May we give her future patients a tip? Be cautious-Nurse Piercy is studying to be a psy- chiatrist! I RAYMOND R. PINAULT "Frenchy" "Though his body he small, his mind is keen." 'iPrenchy" is another one of our Air Corps members, and although his body doesn't show it, he is plenty rugged. He loves to bowl, as his scores prove. He will always be remembered for his "Oh, yeah!" in response to everything said to him. Rifle Club I: Junior Red Cross I, H, III: Gymnasium Exhibition HI, HIONIA PIPILAS .,Pip,, "In every gesture dignity and refinement." "Pip" was the ideal pal. Rain or shine, she was there with a smiling face, willing to do her share. Her am- bition is to fly a plane, but her immediate plans are to find a good boss. Junior Red Cross II: Press Club HI: Publicity Com- mittee Senior Play Ill. JOAN PRINCE "Joanie" "One would think her shy, Until one saw the twinkle in her eye." Although "Joanie" is one of our more quiet classmates, we hear she's quite a favorite with a certain member of the Navy. We hope her plans to become a nurse are fulfilled in the near future. Junior Red Cross I. JAMES DAVID QUIGLEY, JR. Hjimmyn "The secret of solitude is that there is no solitudef' Everybody knows 'iJimmy's" cheery "Hi ya, kid," followed with, UAn' how is every little thing?" Like oth- er seniors. A'Jimmy" is ready to do his part for Uncle Sam. He is a member of the Army Air Corps, and has the true Army pilot's hope to shoot down a Jap, Good luck, 'KJimmy"! Gymnasium Exhibition HI. Page Sixty-two CLAUDE A. RABY "A very intelliyentlemunf' Claude always had a friendly smile and a friendly word for every one. His studious work in school certainly paid dividends. He has ambitions to be a chemical en- gineer, and we are sure he'll succeed. Band I, II: Junior Red Cross I, II: Tattler Staff II, III: Press Club III: Upper Quarter: Gymnasium Exhibition III. HAZEL D. RACICOT .iKitty,, "Sweets to the sweet," We all enjoyed hearing "Kitty's" soft-toned voice. Al- though she was quiet and sedate, she could be a very frank person at the proper time. Because of her great love for music. we're sure she'll be a success as a pianist. Glee Club II, III: Christmas Assemblies II, III. MAURICE A. RANDALL "A quiet, helpful friend." Maurice's personality and good sportsmanship will not soon be forgotten. His gait is slow as he rambles through the corridors, but he always seems to use his time to the best advantage. Maurice would have gone far in his foot- ball career if a knee injury had not forced him to give up the sport. Football I, II: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. PETER RASMOVICH "Razzy" HTO a young heart everything is sport." "Razzy" will long be remembered for his big physique in the gymnasium classes, his humor in the class rooms, and his well-liked personality everywhere. "Raz" was a bit shy but had a large circle of friends. We predict he will be a great success in life. Gymnasium Exhibition III. ROLAND G. RAVENELLE "Buzz" "He loves to laugh, he loves all fun, Especially when schools begun." "Buzz" was one of our school musicians and a good one at that. His love for hockey, golf, and baseball proves that he was a sportsman, He will be remembered for his constant service as drummer in the school band. Music Festival III, Band I, II, III: Christmas Assemb- lies I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Sixty-three JEANNETTE REISIAUD "Janet" "Her hair is red, but her temper not." Jeannette is always ready with a smile. If ever any- body feels gloomy, one gorgeous smile from "Janet" is enough to cheer him up. She is very dependable, and whenever she says, "l'll be there," she is. Junior Red Cross I, ll, Ill, Tusitala Typist. PAULINE ESTELLE RICARD "There was a nurse named Pauline." Pauline has her mind set on being a nurse. With her smile and sweet disposition, she will make her patients well in no time. We wish you the best of luck in your nursing profession, Pauline. Junior Red Cross I, H, HI. YOLANDE RICARD "Yolie" A'SiIence is a friend that never betrays." "Yolie" is one person you could never grow annoyed with, no matter how hard you tried. She is always happy and agrees with everyone. "Yolie" loves the wa- ter and is an excellent swimmer. Her ambition is to be a secretary, and a good one she'll be. Junior Red Cross I, ll, Ill. ALICE RICHARDS i'A11y" "Her smile was not more sunny than her heart," "Ally's" literary ability has been appreciated and en- joyed by the Tattler all through her high school career. Her magnetic smile and sweetness won her the wide pop- ularity shown by her election as class secretary. Christmas Assembly lx Sophomore Tea lx Junior Red Cross l, ll, Ill: Music Festival Usher Ill: Press Club Ill: Jinx from Alabama Ill: Secretary Senior Class: Upper Quarter: Class Tax Collector, EUNICE ROCK "Eunie" 'AShe had a sunny nature that sought like a flower in a dark place for the light." "Eunie" will be remembered for her pleasing person- ality which won her many friends in high school. Her knack for sympathy and helpfulness will aid her in be- coming a fine nurse. Junior Red Cross ll, lll. Page Sixty-four ARMAND ROY "Ted" "His power lies in music." "Ted" Roy, as he is known, is the maestro of the class of I944. He has been prominent in school music ac- tivities for three years and organized his own dance band in his senior year. "Ted" is very popular among his classmates and is liked by all. Band I, II, III: Orchestra I, II: Tattler Reporter III: Christmas Assemblies I, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. JOHANNA MARY RUSSELL "Rusty" "On with the dance: Let joy be unconfinedf' Seldom was "Rusty" seen without her wide smile, and she had a heart of gold. She is one of our most active dancers and is always ready with some witty remarks. Who could forget her bangs? Lunch Counter I, II: Senior Play Ticket Committee III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III. NORMA R, RYAN f.NOtmf, "She's full of fun, ana' witty: She's dainty and she's pretty.", Norma has a sense of humor which makes her com- pany very enjoyable. Her witty remarks and gay laugh- ter will never be forgotten. Who could forget that ever- lasting giggle? A'Norm" is endeavoring to became a ca- det nurse. Best of luck to her-she surely deserves it. Tusitala Assistant III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III, RICHARD R. RYAN "Deacon" "None but himself can be his parallel." Being Senior Class Business Manager and captain of the football team should be proof of his popularity. In athletics he was a natural, and his pleasant smile spread friendliness everywhere he went, Junior Red Cross I, II: Graduation Usher II: Baseball III: Football I, II, Co-Captain III: Senior Play Ticket Committee III: Class Business Manager III: Class Tax Collector. ROGER ST. ONGE "Gus" "There's sense beneath that jolly grinf' "Gus" was well known for his English exploits throughout high school, especially in Room ll7 his sen- ior year. He was one of our tall, dark and handsome seniors who was always looking for fun and usually found it. "Gus" was also famous for his automobile trading, owning ten different cars during his senior year. Gymnasium Exhibition III. Page Sixty-,five FLEURETTE ST. PIERRE "Her eyes as stars of twilight fairg Like twilight, too, her dusky hair." Fleurette's love for weird music and wild carnivorous animals gives a strange and mystic picture of her. The possessor of dark hair and fascinating dark eyesj she can- not help but charm, especially when she throws at us that million-dollar smile. MARY ELIZABETH SARAMETA ..May,. "Here's a girl thatls full of fun, Who likes a good time, when her workfs all donef' "May" will be remembered for her friendliness, her likable personality, and her hobby of writing letters. Her modest ways and cheerful airs were part of her pleasing manner. She liked swimming, and liked to say "Jeek- ers!" Glee Club Ig Junior Red Cross I, II, III. JEAN SAWTELLE "Speech is great, but silence is greater." All seniors knew Jean, even though she was another of the quiet type. She was especially well-known in her French class. Being one of our busy war plant workers left her little time for school activities. DONALD SCHOFIELD "Don" 'I lTwas Donald at the batf, "Don's" favorite sport is baseball, but he also plays other sports well. "Don" plans to join the Naval Air Corps when he graduates, and we know he will succeed. He is a perfect gentleman at all times. Senior Play Ticket Committee IIIg Gymnasium Exhibi- tion III. , Left May l, l94-4, to join the United States Navy. CARL SCHREITERER, JR. "Carlie" "And here's to a friend, a friend of our sortf With a head full of knowledge, and a heart full of sportf, A liner lad we cannot End than Carl, soon to become a member of the United States Army Air Corps. His 'fYou Jackeyl" when displeased, and "Oh now. I wouldn't say that," when amused, could be heard fre- quently by everyone who had the extreme pleasure of his acquaintance. Glee Club I, II: Band I, II, III: Junior Red Cross I, II, IIIQ Christmas Assemblies I, II, III: Gymnasium EX- ,hibition III. Page Sixty-six AGNES SEAMAN "Irish" "What the heart thinketh, the tongue spealzethf' Whenever you'd walk into a classroom and hear a lot of giggling and laughing, you'd just know that "Irish" was in the group telling them her latest jokes. Junior Red Cross II. ROSALYN SHAPIRO ffRosef1 "Laugh and be merry: remember, Better the world with a song." Now here's a girl who has a cheerful and yet serene personality. Everyone who knew "Rose" considered her a good-natured and loyal friend. Won't she look cute in her starched, white nurse's uniform? Junior Red Cross I, II, III. GILMAN SHATTUCK, II HGHH "l'lI laugh and be fat, for care kills." "Gil" was sometimes slow to start, but once he be- came interested he would follow through. He was a good student and was outstanding in sciences. Good luck to our future physicist. Band I, II: Christmas Assemblies I, II: Junior Red Cross I, II, III3 Press Club IIIQ Upper Quarter: Gym- nasium Exhibition III. LUCY E. SHEA "All the things you are." We shall remember Lucy for her beauty as well as her sparkling personality. May we add that she made a charming Vice-President of our Junior Class? Lucy wants to become a Navy Nurse. Watch out, Navy! Christmas Assembly I: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Vice-President Junior Class: Chairman of Ushers, Senior Play III: Press Club III: Upper Quarter. MIRIAM A. SHEPHERD "Mollie" "Catch that glint of mischief in her eye." A'Mollie" is a small, petite blonde packed full of pep and surprises. She has had many an escapade while in high school. but none can compare with the perfume in- cident in English IV! Did she blush! Glee Club IIg Junior Red Cross II, III. Page Six ty-seven ELEANOR R. SHERMAN MEIN "Her voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low, an excellent thing in woman." "El" is definitely remembered for her soft drawl and quick comeback. She has ability to keep working till her goal is achieved. "El" is our contribution to York Beach. Glee Club Ig Junior Red Cross I, II, III. ELEANOR K. SIERGIEWICZ UE1.. "Her smile held charm." This "El" will always be remembered for her delight- ful smile. She was quiet and shy, but that smile made up for all that. She adores dancing. When you looked at her, you knew that her favorite expression, "Do I look worried?" fitted her to a T. Junior Red Cross I, II, III. GLADYS SIMBERG "Glad" "Of a good beginning cometh a good end." Gladys was always appreciative of fun, perhaps because she liked to have fun herself. She has an ambition to be somebody famous, and we all wish her luck. Tattler Reporter III, Senior Play Publicity Committee III: Upper Quarter. CONSTANCE SIMOULIS "Pena" " 'Tis true, your budding miss is very charming." 'ATena" carries herself with a grace acquired by being unconscious of herself and concentrating on making others happy. Whenever or wherever there is any fun to be had you can always depend on seeing "Tena." Tarller Reporter I, II: Christmas Assemblies I, II, IIIQ Glee Club I, II, III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Usher at the Senior Play III. HELEN SKAFIDAS "A thoughtful calm, a quiet grace in every movement shown." An industrious manner. striking personality, and pleas- ant disposition make Helen a friend of all. We hope that some day Helen can fulfill her desire to return to Greece. where she has already spent part of her life. Press Club III: Junior Red Cross III: Senior Play Usher III: Upper Quarter. Page Sixty-eigh t KENNETH SMITH "Smitty" "For a better friend look no further." "Smitty" was the carefree type, popular with all the boys and girls-a serious thought never entered his head. He was clean when it came to sports, and his specialty was boxing. He is now doing a good job for Uncle Sam. Track I7 Junior Red Cross l, ll, lll. Left January 7, 1944, to join the United States Navy. ALBERT NOYES STEVENS UAV, "In quietness and confidence is his strength." "Al" always seemed to be quiet. Often we didn't real- ize he was in our classes until he was called upon to recite. Left February l, 1944, to join the United States Army. ROBERT F. STOEHRER, JR. "Bob" "If laughter is contagious, Just stand and catch his grin." A'Bob" is surely a wonderful lad, the kind of fellow you'd want on your side in a light or a game. He can dance, and his line of chatter is marvelous to hear. "Bob" plans to go into the Air Corps when he graduates-good luck, "Bob"I Junior Red Cross I, ll, Illg Gymnasium Exhibition Ill. FREDERICK T. SULLIVAN "Sull" "He is wise who talks but little." "Sull" will long be remembered for his airy "Be good," his ambition to become a professional golfer, and for his merry chuckle which always broke out at the wrong times. Don't forget his bright green ink! Tattler Reporter Ig Lunch Counter Ig Junior Red Cross ll: Press Club lllg Upper Quarter: Class Prophet: Gymnasium Exhibition Ill: Class Tax Collector. LAWRENCE SULLIVAN "Sul1y' ' "I know a curious little boy, Who's always asking, 'Why P, is "Sully" was one of the outstanding "wolves" of our class. His attractive grin and his strong personality made him popular with everybody, especially those of the weak- er sex. "Sully" will long be remembered for his achieve- ments on the basketball court, being one of the "dead eyes" of the class. V Golf lg Basketball lllg Baseball Ill, Upper Quarter. Page Sixty-nine RICHARD SULLIVAN "Dixie" "Such popularity must be deserved." "Dixie" will be remembered for his curly hair, his oc- casional flair for "boogie" clothes, and his athletic ability. His graceful physique on the basketball floor contributed to the many victories during the successful l943-44 sea- son. We are still in the dark concerning the objectives of his night-prowls with "Hubie." Tattler Reporter Ig Golf Ig Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Basketball I, II, Tri-Captain IIIQ Junior Class Presidentg Associate Editor Tusitala III: Gymnasium Exhibition III: Track III. WANDA SUSALKA "For everyone she had a smile, And made her school days all worth while." Wanda has a very pleasant disposition which most girls envy. And oh, girls! Don't you envy those beautiful natural waves in her hair? Junior Red Cross III. J. EDWARD TERRELL "Eddie" HA tower of friendliness." "Eddie," with his slow drawl and pleasant personality. was a friend of us all, With his towering height he was a capable basketball player. "Eddie" was quite a work- er, too: school till 2:30 and then a day's work on the farm. Basketball I: Junior Red Cross I, II: Tattler Reporter III: Gymnasium Exhibition III: Track III. DOROTHY THERRIAULT MDM., "A friendly nature, a helping hand, willing and ready Q to understand." "Dot" always was willing to help her fellow students. She is very quiet but always has a certain twinkle in her eyes that keeps one guessing. Her good taste in clothes makes her know exactly the right thing to wear. Senior Play Usher III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Upper Quarter. GERTRUDE FRANCES THOMAS UNO! much talk-a great, sweet silence." Gertrude is especially interested in nursing and hopes to join the United States Nurses' Cadet Corps. She en- joys sports and likes to take bicycle trips and play tennis. She is very quiet and has a nice personality: all in all, she is well liked by those that know her. Junior Red Cross I, II. III. Page Seventy VIRGINIA LINTOTT THOMAS "Gin" "To trauel is to gain knowledge." We hope "Gin" will be able to fulfill her ambition to travel extensively, for we know she enjoys adventure, Her flashing smile will help her to win friends in the world, as it did in school. She will be remembered for her danc- ing and skiing, also for her "Oh, hush!" Glee Club Ig Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Senior Play Publicity Committee III. ALICE TIBBETTS HAI.. "Proper words, proper deeds, in proper placesf' "Al" will always be remembered for her vitality. When- ever she was present, you were sure of having a lot of fun. Loads of luck to you in the future, "Al," GEORGE E. TIBBETTS "Tibby" "His friends there are many His foes--are there any pn "Tibby" had a good word for all. The owner of a hearty laugh and a pleasing personality, he was always on hand where a large group was to be found. Baseball I, IIIg Gymnasium Exhibition III. LYDIA TORRES "Lee" 'fWhat a smile, and oh, what eyes!" "Lee" looked as though she never had a worry in the world. Who could have, with such flirtatious eyes and that sparkling smile? Oh, yes, f'Lee" also was a wonder- ful sport and full of fun. She acted exceptionally well the part of "Claudia," the bridesmaid, in the Jinx from Ala- bama, and added glamour to the Junior Nurses' Aides. Junior Red Cross I, II, III, Senior Play III. CECILE TROTTIER "Sis" "Wal, I like flyin' well enough!" "Sis" is one of our most popular girls. Fun was her favorite pastime, and there was always a great deal of it wherever she went. Her one ambition is to fly, and we all know she'll succeed in this exciting profession. Junior Red Cross I: Tatrler Reporter II, III. Page Seventy-one I-IUBERT TURNER "I-Iubie" "A man and his drums-" Our tall, handsome "drummer boy," who shakes a mean drumstick, 'should give Gene Krupa plenty of com- petition. I-Ie has a million dollar smile the girls go for, and incidentally, he has made four moving pictures in Hollywood. Our "Hubie," with never a hair out of place, should succeed very well in life. Band I, II, III: Orchestra I, II: Music Festival III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. STANLEY UKRYN "Stan" "His head got stuck up in the clouds, His feet covered whole mountain tops, Ana' he was seen holding the heavens on his shoulders," "Stan" will be remembered for his six-foot bulk, his bashfulness in English, and his little-known ambition of making lots of "dough" CHis father's a hake'r.j Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. API-IRODITE VANGOS nvittyn "Dipping her pen into her mind." "Vitty" was a loyal, energetic, and witty person, ever- pondering and debating. She showed ability and orig- inality in writing both prose and poetry throughout her high school years. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Tattler Reporter I, II, Staff III, Press Club III: Usher Senior Play III: Upper Quar- ter. REITA CATHERINE VASSAR "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men." Her contagious laughter and witty remarks brightened many classrooms. She pursued her studies with fervor, and was determined to make good in the Held of nursing. Another girl who will be ravishing in a uniform! Christmas Assembly I: Culee Club I: Tattler Staff II: Press Club III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III. JULIA VIRBALAS "There are some silent people who are more interesting than the best talkers." Although a quiet sort of person, Julia won both the respect and affection of her friends. She has kept her thoughts to herself, but we know about her deep interest in traveling, which makes us come to the conclusion that she is the adventurous type. J ""Y YIVV Page Seventy-two MARY WAISOLONIS "Mimi" "Her voice taught the nightingalesg Her smiles the old san copied." "Mimi's" voice is charming, just as charming as her sunny greetings. May she always have that twinkle in her eye! Tattler Reporter I. Ilg Junior Red Cross I, II: Glee Club I, II, III, Christmas Assemblies I, II, IIIQ Music Festival III: Upper Quarter. GEORGE WELCH "Tommy" "Jolly and gay throughout the day." "Tommy" seemed to like to laugh better than to do anything else in the World. Sometimes he became serious, but this never lasted for long. Yet he was a successful student. Upper Quarter. Left February l, 1944, to join the United States Navy. FREDERICK L. WEST, JR. "Bill" "Take it easy-you'Il liue longer." "Bill" has a quiet manner, but no one will forget his ability to get along with his classmates. He has joined the Navy and will leave soon after graduation. Best of luck, "Bill." Ski Club I: Rifle Team I: Gymnasium Exhibition III: Basketball III, Ticket Committee Senior Play III. SUZANNE WHITNEY "Sue" "And when she smiled, fairies danced in her eyes." Her face was sweet, her manners good, and her poise unsurpassed. She walked gracefully, and her voice had a slow, clear sound which put her audience at ease, No wonder she was well liked by all and envied by many. Glee Club I. II, lIIg Music Festival III: Tusitala As- sistant IIIQ Upper Quarter. FRANK WILSON NLR., "A true sport and a good athlete." "J-R" is sure to be remembered for his loud and jolly Ha! Hal's and his true devotion to Hudson and its Bombers. He is a great lad and will certainly be an as- set to the Army Air Forces, when he joins up. Rifle Club I: Class Ring Committee II: Senior Play Stage Committee III: Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Gym- nasium Exhibition III: Track III, Basketball III. Page Seventy-three WILLIAM ARTHUR WORTH "Bill" "To amuse oneself is a wonderful feat." 'Bill' is full of fun, always willing to cooperate with other students and usually with the teachers. He would much rather be hunting in Hudson than attending school in Nashua. Some day he hopes to Hy for the United States Navy. Junior Red Cross I, II, III: Gymnasium Exhibition III. HARRY G. WRIGHT "Whitey" "Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and wrtttng an exact man." Rare were the times when "Whitey" was seen without a book, or when he wasn't passing along information from his inexhaustible store of knowledge. No conversa- tion seemed complete if he didn't insert something be- ginning with. "I read in a book once, where-." Junior Red Cross I, II: Gymnasium Exhibition III. DANIEL ZIEDELIS "Danny" "An amiable boy and one of good abilities." "Danny" is one of the boys we expect to reach the top in electrical engineering, his chosen career. "Danny" was an excellent student and always eager to learn. When- ever we saw 'the band at the football and basketball games, we saw "Danny" and his silver trumpet. Christmas Assemblies I, II: Orchestra I: Band I, II, IIIQ Upper Quarterp Gymnasium Exhibition III. hoice of '44 Best Liked Movie-Casablanca Most Popular Song-"Mairzy Doats" Favorite Magazine-Esquire Favorite High School Sport-Football Favorite Dance Orchestra-Harry James Man of the Year-Roosevelt Woman of the Year-Mrs. Roosevelt Favorite Male Vocalist-Frank Sinatra Cboys outnumberedj Favorite Radio Comedian-Bob Hope Favorite High School HHang Out"-Rosebud Page Seventy-four G - we J MR- . fo , n' 'n 1- .1 ,. ,f I lla, M ml D . A ' I 1 1 A I, s ff V' i A0 " ' t if WK We, the class of l944, in order to form a more perfect school, establish justice, insure our remembrance, provide for the incoming classes, promote the spirit of good will, and secure the blessings of education to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this our last testament. After due congregation. consideration, conglutination, and offering hearty congratulations, we do solemnly appoint as our sole executor Marco M. Scheer, D.D.M.D.I.O. CDoctor of Detecting Mental Deliciency in Othersj. We bequeath the following: i I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII Page SR'l767I.fjl-fI:'Ul5 To Mr. Tracey and the Board of Education-lots of money for the gymnasium they are planning to build in the post-War era. To Mr. Nesmith, our beloved headmaster-a beautiful glasstopped table on Which he can tap his fingers to keep time with the music during assembly. To Mr. Keefe and Mr. Clark-the advice "Use your head, save your hair, use Fitch Shampoo." To Mr. Ainsworth-a contract to make benches for the cafeteria. To Miss Barnes-a roll of midget paper strips to save paper when her pupils are obliged to deposit their precious gum in the basket. To Miss Bingham-direct communication With the O. W. I. so that she can learn of boundary changes immediately. To Mr. Brierly-continual collaboration with Mr. Scheer to pro- duce successful "chem" experiments Cespecially first periodj. To Miss Brooks-an apartment in the city so that she Won't have to get up so early. To Mrs. Burnett-students who Will remember not to call her Miss Small. To Miss G. E. Campbell-more QU students Who can typewrite 100 words a minute. On Miss G. P. Campbell, we confer the degree G.D.D. QGiver of Detestable Detentionsj . To Mr. Canfield-a longer day so that he may perform all his extra-curricular activities Without rushing. To Miss Clancy-a few rare medieval pieces obtained by our boys at the fronts, - XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI To Mr. Clarkson-all the wrecks in the world, so that his future boys can have enough working material. To Miss Coffey-the 3564.00 question: "What are you always chewing?"-CIs there an adequate answer?j To Mr. Connor--a gold-plated plaque inscribed with the words, "Don't do as I do: just do as I say." To Miss Cornell-accident insurance against being trampled under foot by the cafeteria-bound fourth period mob. To Miss Cote-a solid gold chain for her Hpince nezf' To Miss Cramer-a "grown-up" senior English class that doesn't have the giggles. To Miss Dale--unlimited supply of aspirin for the headaches she must receive from listening to the pupils' woes. To Miss Dionne-Prank Sinatra, for a living skeleton. To Miss Doe-more and bigger classes to enjoy her pleasant dis- position. To Miss Dolan-a can of bicarbonate of soda for the girls that have to eat their own cooking. To Miss Dowd--a social register to record all the names of service- men visiting her room. To Miss Gallagher-a room that is always warm. To Miss Helen Hallisey-a class that loves to write source themes. To Miss Mildred Hallisey-a dictionary on slang terms to help her understand with ease her incoming classes' favorite expressions. To Mr. Harvey-that well-known implement of war, the potato peeler, for use in the indefinite future. To Miss Hills-an infirmary on the third floor where her students may practice first aid on other students or on the faculty, as the case may be. To Miss Hoitt-a blank wall to replace her windows so that she can stop the girls from watching the boys coming out of the gym- nasium. To Miss Kagarise-a more comfortable floor for giving artificial respiration. To Mr. Lawrence-a contract with Hollywood in order to be a double for Leon Errol. To Mrs. Locke--a contraption to be placed in the students' mouths before they enter the library, to keep them quiet. To Miss Helen Lord and Miss Marion Lord-a plaque outside their doors for the purpose of simple identiiication. To Miss McGlynn-a current event paper consisting entirely of pictures so that her pupils won't have so much to read. To Miss McWeeney-a card index of her innumerable talents and accomplishments-from Braille through nursing and sports. Page Seventj 1 XXXVH To Miss Milan-continued good basketball teams that she can root for. XXXVIH To Mr. Morandos-another class that will swoon and dream. XXXIX To Mr, Morley-continued popularity for both himself and A'Little Willie." XL To Mrs. Nesmith-a carload of tea and all the lemons in Florida for the iced tea she loves so well. XLI To Miss Noyes-better behaved and more quiet students in study period. XLH To Mr. O'Neil-some pin-up girls to improve the scenery in his room. XLIII To Mr. Paquette-a school bus so that he can give all his friends a lift on the way to school. XLIV To Mr. Pendleton-a bicycle for use in case his gas stamps run out. XLV To Miss Ryan-an infallible typewriter, or should we say an in- fallible pupil? XLVI To Mr. Sharpe-the right to continue on his book "Eleven Flats and One Sharp." XLVH To Miss Shea-a box of erasers so that her class won't have to be looking all over the floor for them. XLVIII To Miss Sullivan-a hall of fame for her wonderful CU-seniors. XLIX To Miss Trudel-many happy years of teaching at N, H. S. L To Miss Villeneuve-happy remembrances of her school days, and the request that she will not be too harsh with the future students of N. H. S. Ll To Miss Walstrom-a barn full of old furniture to redecorate. LII To Mrs. Williams-a student aide to relieve her of the duties of straightening the desks in her room every morning. Llll To Mr. Wilson-some new instruments for his band, namely, shoe horns and ear drums. LIV And to N. H. S.-the resounding footsteps of a student body now off to war. May they bring peace for the future graduating classes! Done this very twenty-second day of June, in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty-four, having been legalized, verified, sub- poenaed, ipso facto-ed, pro rata-ed, sans recoursed, post orbited, per contra-ed, in transitu-ed, hypothecated, habeas corpused, bonaflded, rigor mortised, flotsam, jetsam, witnessed by and sealed in the presence of the whole class. Signed, CLASS OF '44. Witnesses: UMBRIAGO, G. I. Joie. "THE Vo1CE" Page Sew tj rfg 1 S Q, ,.. -f . -' . ' 'X , f1""' ' M 1 M-V. N-J YMS. 6 ' J in K' S. A , 1. 4 A I I L 1525? X E1'afasgxq '1:3Qv 5,6 IQ-in V ' 'wav .3- - ,. N tg' I ' Ag . -'V ,' N' 'W " f L3 5 l l.-44,, .Pc fr 'V4Vfv!lfiL,igi ' KW if' "' 5 ff 2 ' X' Zef' X f 5 154 wax 5' T',T,f:S4f."gz'1!"" -4 H G f' ?"1":Z ' -sl -E3 C' 4 - Q :Hi r " X-J SM-. is g A 'QW!Iz4151yff,:7f2T3"W rf- ye Q'Ax'l.!" 1i1'fe-. ',,,f' E mg' f .fzjrfffhyy , f ,m,fw1M,NX 1 'W' j1, ' N .,, My Milf ,ugihviy f Qff M ' ,dki ' .4 . 23,65 f f ff, M 'A' " ' 2' -fa f . 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SHIRLEY NORTHRUP, '44, Page Seirrmfjf-rfiglzt W ,, Y Yi L , + ILJU 1 Ls f D - O Til . SXIO matlcs H N I 1 flwwllill. 77:71 fe K XX xx Qx Well, classmates, surely you remember Eriday evening, December lO, l943. Yes, as you can see by my title, it was the date of our traditional senior class play. Our dramatic efforts did differ from the regular Nashua High tradition, though: since "existing war conditions" prevailed, we presented three one-act comedies instead of the usual full-length, three-act play. After those pretty ushers of ours had led the capacity crowd of families and friends of the Senior Class to their seats, the curtain was pulled by a faithful member of the stage crew, and The Smell of Powder by John Kirkpatrick was on, with Ruth Gibson CEdna lVlcLaughlinj sniffling before a very small iire in the cold, dimly lit living room of her aunt's summer cottage. The dreary room's furniture is still covered with sheets and covers, but Lavinia Gibson has brought her depressed niece to her country cottage to re- cover from her broken engagement, get her mind off the hateful subject of men, and enjoy a real Thanksgiving dinner, Lavinia CRuth Erbb is a determined and capable woman of forty who has never married because men are so blood- thirsty, and who offers Ruth the comfort of having discovered the truth about her fiance in time. Eloise Watts CRuth Morrisj arrives on the scene to cook the dinner. Poor Eloise has had a hard trip and is rather cross after having been stuck in the ditch, soiled her clothes, and ruined her stockings. Then af- ter discussing the faults of men and ruthlessness of hunters, she discovers that the turkey she is to cook is alive! To the rescue of the three comes Captain Hodges CAustin Goldsmithj, the one-time admirer of Lavinia. The Captain, an ardent hunter, had once been engaged to Lavinia, but accidentally shot her prize cow, and the climax of the play came when Lavinia killed his prize pig. The play itself was very humorous, the characterizations good, and much credit should go to the costume committee for the suitable "rigs" they provided for Hodges and Eloise, and to Paul O'Neil for the sound effectsg those news- papers really sounded like a turkey, Paul, and thanks for shooting the gun for Lavinia. Next on our program came Dots and Dashes, a play written by Gordon Alderman. One love affair between Ellen Bentley CVilma Berryj and David Archer Batchelder, pinch-hitting for Harold lVlcLoudj blossoms in a busy bu.s terminal, and another develops between the clerk in the telegraph ollice fPaul Geddesj and the waitress in the nearby restaurant QDoris Bennettb, This gum-chewing waitress has done everything imaginable to help the first romance along and succeeds in settling her own love-life at the same time. Priscilla Phillips and Candace Morrill did fine work playing the roles of an impatient Page Eighty woman and giggling girl respectively. Aaron Marcus, with his telegraph key, portrayed the operator, and Florence Holak Cpinch-hitting for Lillian Panos, who was illj took charge of lights. This play Was difficult to put over because of the necessity of brief black- outs in order to show the passage of time, and the spotlight, which illuminated the different parts of the stage Where the action was centered. Coordination in timing was very necessary here, and the characters and light supervisor did a fine job of it. Special credit is certainly due Stuart Batchelder for his hard Work in learn- ing David's lines at such short notice, and to Harold Mclaoud Chors de combat through illnessj for his sportsmanship in watching someone else play the part he'd spent so much time on. We also salute the actors for their cleverness in taking places in the dark and changing costumes so quickly. Last, but by no means least, came The Jinx from Alabama, another com- edy by John Kirkpatrick. The scene of this play Was the frilly, girlish bed- room of Anne Armstrong Claucille Lintottj on the day of her marriage to Scott Browder CStuart Batchelderj. Anne, at the present, is in bed With a splitting headache and Mrs. Armstrong CRita Phaneufj is flustered as can be on her old- est daughter's Wedding day. The entire household becomes involved in great tumult after the arrival of Nina Deseraux CAlice Richardsj, Southern cousin and bridesmaid of Anne. Anne herself immediately takes a dislike to Nina, with her Southern charms and superstitions, and Claudia Nelson Claydia Torresy , an- other bridesmaid, sides with Anne. Nina starts off by scaring the colored maid Esther CBetsy Parkerj, and causes a turn around in the play by falling in love with the groom, But all ends Well when Anne realizes it is Dr. Hugh Randall CPhilip Marchj and not Scott that she really loves. Kay Cierasis as Patsy, Anne's sister, provided many laughs as the youthful, inquisitive maid of honor, who never kept her shoes on, much to Mrs. Armstrong's disapproval. The cast gratefully thank the prompters, Florence Holak, Mary Garrity, and Shirley Cross, for their whispers at the right moments, and to their coach, Miss Elizabeth Cornell, they extend their sincere appreciation. Those plays Were something We vvon't soon forget, Miss Cornell, thanks to your untiring efforts. As in any play, those assisting hands from the Casting, Publicity, Ticket, Property, Costume, Program, and Stage Committees were certainly helpful and appreciated. It's an old saying but so very true-"We couldn't have done it without all of you." RUTH DIANNE MORRIS, '44. 'iff ,..N gf ' . fi Q L N, 'gg E Page Eighty-one SKQQ QR if 9 R i1e1+.aadS Pav- GILNST C059 ' N' W f w K Z 1 1 I Q 2 3 Z I Z E f th- ? wiv? letics AG 4 4 5 l I 'I' - fat lf 1 ,f J Z ' - 4 We ff 1 if f las, , 1 V ' Ara 'b ' 7 4 1, Z We A It ' f at Q. We , s 1 sl 'WSE t SFT' ' N ,f :1s.. ..-f-M X X ' . i ' N i Lx W Q Ww1L1..ixu. , ,V again - ...-- ,,,,f f . ,Q In the fall of 1941 the sophomore class entered for the first time into the class rooms of Nashua High. lt is doubtful that anyone realized what great heights in athletics the members of this class were to reach. The class of '44 should justly be proud of its athletic accomplishments in all departments of high school sports. With the arrival of Coaches Charles A'Buzz" Harvey and Anthony "Tony" Marandos also came the arrival of the eager sophomores of the class of '44, an- xiously awaiting their chance to match brain and brawn with each other. A flock of talent was discovered, and the record of the team of 1941 speaks for itself. Among the sophomores trying out for football were A'Bud" Dowd, Fran- cis Burnham, Bill Seaman, Charles Demetrios, and Bob Baron. Seaman, Deme- trios, and Baron earned worthy berths, and Demetrios made the all-state team. The 1941-42 J, V. basketball team was undoubtedly the best in the state. The quintet was sparked by Charlie Katsiaficas, Richard Sullivan, Cuordon French, and Harry Rellas. Charlie and 'LSully" were chosen to play on the varsity in the tournament at Durham. Bob Lee and Hank Mercer were the other class representatives on the team. The 1942 baseball team had a very successful season and won the state championship under Coach Chesnulevich. Three sophomores, Charles Deme- trios, Ciordon French, and Howard Anderson, all took a chance at it and came through with flying colors. Anderson and Demetrios proved themselves able hurlers, while Gordon French made a name for himself as an iniielder. The sophomores were well represented on Coach White's track team. The boys who helped Coach White during the season were Joseph "Hotfoot" Par- zych, Cullen "Speed" Brahaney, Tom "The Flash" Keene, and Bob "Turtle" Francoeur. Of these Tom Keene was undoubtedly the best runner, in fact, the outstanding man on the track team. The golf and tennis teams enjoyed a rather abbreviated season but never- theless gained an impressive number of victories. Most of the sophomores lacked the experience and polish to break into the regular lineups, but with a full year of practice ahead the outlook was indeed encouraging. Larry Sullivan and "Dixie" Sullivan displayed frequent signs of brilliance on the golf links, be- ing important factors in many matches. 1942 and football saw every one of the junior candidates making at least the second team, with three making the first team. , These three were the same group who made reputable names on the gridiron in their sophomore year. These of course were Seaman, Demetrios, and Baron, with Demetrios making the all- Page Eighty-nine state team again, and Baron and Seaman making honorable positions for them- selves. The remaining juniors on the second team were i'Stretch" Burnham, "Hank" Mercer, "Bud" Dowd, Bob Lee, and "Deacon" Ryan. Coach Harvey had a well-experienced group of youths with which to lay a foundation for his next season. The 1942-43 basketball season saw the inauguration of John Clark as var- sity basketball coach to succeed Peter Chesnulevich, who enlisted in the Navy. Due to injuries and bad breaks, the team got off to a poor start and lost a num- ber of close games. However, the boys hit their stride at mid-season and wound up about even in the won and lost column. The lone member of the class of '44 to gain a starting berth on the team was Charlie Katsiaficas, who, with the deadly accuracy of his set shots, gave a preview of things to come the following year. i'Dixie" Sullivan and Gordon French saw plenty of action as reserves, and both showed that much could be expected of them in the future. ln the spring four sports were added to the list of wartime casualties. Base- ball, golf, tennis, and track were all suspended indefinitely, because of travel difficulties and other problems brought about by the war. The l943 edition of the purple grid squad followed the precedent estab- lished by the two previous Harvey-coached teams. Although not so powerful as the great team of l942, it boasted a smoothly functioning offense with an emphasis on passing, and a rugged forward wall. "Bob" Lee, a hard-driving fullback, bore the brunt of the running attack with 'consistent long gains through the center of the line. 'iDick" Ryan's sensational pass receiving and ine de- fensive play brought him an end berth on the all-state team. Leo Dowd, "Hank" Mercer, and "Bob" Baron all held down positions in the line and played great defensive ball. Throughout the season 'iStretch" Burnham was slated to see a lot of action at end, but an unfortunate shoulder injury kept him on the sidelines most of the time. i'Tommy" Keene's tackling brought him acclaim as a fine defensive back, and many's the time his sparkling end runs brought the crowd to its feet. The only defeats suffered by the team were at the hands of the traditional rivals, Lowell and Manchester Central, and both were by the margin of a single touchdown. In his second year as basketball coach, John Clark instituted an entirely new system of play. The traditional set defense was abandoned and more em- phasis was placed on scoring. How well this system worked may be seen by the record of sixteen wins in seventeen games and an average of forty-five points a game. "Charlie" Katsiaiicas and "Dixie" Sullivan, the two high scoring for- wards, teamed together smoothly in the front court, with "Dixie" working par- ticularly well under the basket and "Katty" excelling in set shots. No one will ever forget "Charlie's" performance in the Dover game, in which he poured thirty-two points through the hoop to set a new Nashua High record for points in a single game. Gordon French played a consistently line game at guard, breaking up enemy passes and taking rebounds off the backboard. "Nes" May- nard also saw plenty of action, and despite his size distinguished himself as a fine ball handler and sharpshooter. The team left for Durham in high hopes of winning the State Tourna- ment. After eliminating Dover in the quarter finals they were lined up against Manchester Central, a team they had beaten twice during the regular season, but this time the tables were turned and the Bronsteinmen won 27-20. Besides seeing plenty of action in the regular season, "Mike" Lessieur, "Larry" Sullivan, l'Hank" Mercer, George Hickey, and Bill West banded to- gether as the Jumbos to give the Hrst team many a good duel in practice sessions. This team, coached by Gordon French, came through in many close preliminary contests throughout the season. Page Nimcfgl Despite Wartime restrictions, the Athletic Board deemed it advisable to re- establish track and baseball this spring. John Clark Was installed as track men- tor, and Bob Murray as our new baseball coach, As We go to press We feel as- sured that our spring sports squads will continue to bring much praise to the an- nals of the high school. Much favorable comment has drifted to our ears con- cerning the spring athletics, emanating from both the coaches and the student body. A During the three years that We have graced the halls of Nashua High, fine teams have been turned out in every sport, and the class of '44 has had no small part in these, l944 is indeed fortunate in having had its athletic destinies in the hands of such line coaches as "Buzz" Harvey, "Tony" Morandos, Peter Chesnulevich, John Clark, and "WhizZer" White. Under these men our boys have learned not only the rudiments of the game, but also the qualities of sports- manship Which Will stand them in good stead in later life. - J oHN CONLIN, RICHARD RYAN, CLAUDE RABY. 0 m X4 fan RZ 627 0 x- 1 A ' 122265 'x 1 S 7' Q! 7 5 Ill Page Ninety-one ,9g' ti at Qs' ' f X J KI Leo: We are now going to read the class prophecy. We know it is rather pe- culiar, but you know us. CMusic-Mairzy Doats followed by a funeral march with organ.j Fred: Pardon the noise! The whole class is dead! A joint reunion was held by the Manchester Central and Nashua High classes of l944 and because of a capacity crowd at Joe's Greasy Lunch, the building burst! And lo and behold! CRuth and Edna cross stage with signs indicating that Nashua ascends and Central descendsj CLeo comes in on scooter with sign "Heaven or Bust!"-Ruth comes out in toy car which breaks down halfway across the stage. Edna enters on tricycle and stops to help Ruth. Fred comes out on roller skates and approaches the girls, stops and says, "Got a flat tire, girls?" Ruth and Edna rush up enthusiastically and beg for aid, but Fred rides on shouting "Well, we all have our troublesf' Edna helps Ruth off stage.j CFour angels appear on stagej ' Ruth: Because of our meritorious record on earth we four have been chosen as gatekeepers of heaven. Here's the reunion program as it was before the building collapsed. Leo: Well, well, well, here's Leo B. Dowd, Jr., who has, with the aid of Sen- ator George Maranjian from Missouri and Congresswoman Sylvia Lajoie, just passed a bill in Congress allowing all bald men to wear hats in all public meetings and gatherings. Edna: And by the way, Clarence Henry, "Buddy's" side kick, was a page in the Senate. Ruth: Congratulations, Mr. Dowd! Fred: Joan Prince and her followers founded Jonesville-the large metropolis on the Virgin Islands. Leo: Janile Phaneuf was the illustrious mayor, and the board of alderwomen consisted of Pauline Ricard, Alyce Tibbetts, and Jean Bedell. - Edna: Pearl Liopus was the superintendent of schools and 'ATootsie" Turner was her secretary. Ruth: Mildred Lee was the teacher of Zoology in Jonesville High. Fred: Oh yes, Suzanne Whitney took a P. G. there. She was trying to catch up on the study of the planets. Leo: Tom Keene and Clifton Ingram were the champion Chinese checker players of the Jonesville Fire Department. Raymond Pinault was the fire chief. Edna: J. Edward Terrell watched in his look-out tower, and his duties were to see that the fire house didn't burn down while the firemen slept. Ruth: Mesrop Markarian was one of the sleeping flremen, and Priscilla Pero made sure that no gum was stuck on the pole that the Bremen slide down- just in case of emergency, Fred: Dorothy Therriault dusted off the fire hydrants throughout the city. Page Ninety-ti o The chief of police who led the firemen to the fire was Oscar Bergeron. Leo: And Louise Farley led them back. Edna: Cullen Brahaney was the editor-in-chief of lVow, the magazine for men, the most popular magazine in Jonesville. Ruth: Barbara Forsaith was in charge of the circulation department. Annette Bleau and Diana Boghus were in charge of the sports department. Fred: The Jonesville Daily Bugle was the best, the favorite, and the only newspaper in Jonesville. Leo: Charles Farwell wrote the column l'Modest Males." Ruth Knight wrote the personal pages. Edna: David Pickering and Jimmy Garneau were the author and artist re- spectively of a well-known comic strip. Ruth: Marjorie Healey ran the press and inked the types, Fred: Lillian Fanos was the photographer. Leo: Pat Naples developed the pictures. Edna: Georgette Nadeau carried the camera. Ruth: Collette Michaud went with her to make sure she didn't drop it, Fred: Why, Normand Lee even went along to pick it up if it was dropped! Leo: You could always ind the Daily Bugle in Kay Gerasis' Beauty Salon, where Lucy Shea was her outstanding woman barber. Edna: Stella Jatkwicz was the finger-nail expert. Her slogan was "You Bite 'Em, We Fix 'Emf' Ruth: Laurette restored hair, and caught the falling hair. Fred: Harriet Kierstead had a counter all of her own. She sold wigs. Leo: Gerard Desrosiers, George Dobens, Ronald Dupont, and Francis Burn- ham were owners of the Ding Dong Dumping Company. . Edna: By mistake. the Dong Ding Dumping Company, which was owned bv Jennie Onoroski and Lionel Lavoie, dumped some fertilizer on the lawn of the Ding Dong Dumping Company: therefore, we had a suit. Ruth: Worn by Donald Maynard. Afterthought-the Ding Dong Dumping Company and the Dong Ding Dumping Company combined to form the Bell Dumping Company headed by Dorothy Burgess. Fred: John Conlin was the Charles Boyer of Jonesville. His manager was Mary Anagnost. Leo: Bob Lee was the Frank Sinatra of Jonesville. Edna: Joseph Kudolis and Ernest Maynard were giving lessons on how to catch horned pout and swordiish at Joe Kozlowski's fish hatchery. Ruth: Philip March and Robert Hevey were auctioneers of diseased live stock. They sold them to Mervin Nevens for his farm. Fred: Armand Duclos was president of the Funeral Directors of Jonesville. Ru.dolph Gardner and Peter Gurckis developed the newest dance-fangle- 'lThe Little Strawberry," designed to meet the needs of Stanley Ukryn and Lionel Bedard. Leo: Alan Nute was a baby carriage salesman for the Norman J. Gagnon Streamlined Strollers, Incorporated. And Greg Dracopoulous was his best customer-he ran an orphanage. Edna: Roger St. Onge and James Quigley were co-authors of the best seller "How to Run a Car on Carl Schreiterer's Vitamin Pills." Ruth: There was a race track just outside of Jonesville where the class of l944 gathered. Robert Farrell was the owner of the track. Fred: Gloria Berard was seen there with Peter Rasmovich. They owned A'Little Mikef' John Marookian blew the bugle for the horses to start. Page Nivzvfy-tlzree Bob Baron was the star jockey, Leo: He came in a close seventh followed by Mildred Bowden, who rode "My Frankie." Ray Desmarais gave a description of this thrilling race over Station A. D. A. M., run by Adam Gurckis. Edna: Robert Francoeur was the soloist on Felix Dobrowolski's Good Will Hour. Ruth: Jeannette Renaud was the announcer for Mother Murphy's Meat Balls. Fred: The Amateur Hour was put on by Franklin Thomas Paine: he had George Giatas and Hionia Pipilas as his star pupils every Tuesday night. Leo: We spent many hours listening to these inviting programs in Donald Coffey's Tea Shop. Jacqueline Belcourt, Eleanor Gachiona, and Julia Virbalas were waitresses, while Mary Nolan made out the menus. Edna: Gilman Shattuck was the famed editor of the Encyclopedia Nashua in sixteen volumes. When Gilly ran out of paper, Claude Raby took over and finished the set, making twenty volumes in all. Ruth: Russell Bird and Gloria Kondrat were salesmen for it, oHering with each set a stick of Josephine Hirsch's chewing gum. Fred: Fred West was owner of the Birdie Golf Course, with cover girl in- structors who were Blanche Hebert, Yvonne Labounty, Yolande La Forme, and Theresa Cody. Paul O'Neil was the pro at the golf club. Leo: He was ably assisted by Helen Kurta, better known as "Madame Rhum- ba," who gave golf lessons. Eugenia Lemire picked up the tees. Edna: George Long washed the balls. Ruth: And Jacqueline Malhoit chased the balls. Fred: Frank Wilson was the star caddy. Leo: The Super DeLuXe Auto Repair Shop, owned and operated by Edgar LeBlanc, was really a landmark of Jonesville. Alice LeBlanc and Theresa Caron were Edgar's assistants and they also washed windows. Edna: Robert Stoehrer was the chief mechanic and Dot Foley kept his tools clean. Ruth: I Agnes Dionne sold spark plugs and Eleanor Sherman sold windshield wipers. Fred: Kenneth Huff's Model Z's were on sale here, and Kay lvalis gave free driving lessons to all who bought cars, Albert Nadeau took care of all Model Z's that broke down. Leo: Roland Brisson was the proud owner of the famous night club, The Whz'rlwz'nd, in Jonesville. Thomas Cotopoulos was his diligent business manager. Edna: Donald Schofield was Brisson's body-guard, better known as the mys- terious Mr. Y. Ruth: Austin Goldsmith and Paul Geddes protected Mr. Y. Fred: Priscilla Phillips protected them. Leo: Patrick Collins was the head waiter and Madeline Dubois was the chief cook. Edna: Eunice Rock was in charge of the floor show. The master of cere- monies was John Nolan, ably assisted by John McLaughlin. Ruth: The comedians were Harry Wright and William Annis, whose corny jokes rocked the island with laughter, and this laughter disturbed Robert Berube and George Washington Hickey IH, who were out big game hunt- ing in the swamps of Jonesville. They were looking for crocodile skins. Fred: Paul Keenan was a famous sculptor, and he sculptured Arthur Labrie. Gan you imagine that, about live per cent of our class belong to the select society of inventors! The long awaited invention of McLoud's Noiseless Page Ninety-four Radiators by Harold McLoud has finally been perfected with the assistance of Kenneth Smith. Leo: Theresa Asselin and Jacqueline Beaulieu were inventors of non-running silk stockings. In sympathy with back-seat drivers, George Tibbetts in- vented cars with two steering wheels. Edna: Wanda Susalka invented a lOl LZ? pure soap called Deadbuoy. Shirley Cross and Cecile Trottier invented electric blackboard erasers. Eleanor Siergiewicz and Doris Bennett invented electric onion peelers to prevent tears, Ruth: The chief attraction every year in Jonesville was Hank Mercer's Ballet. Rita Phaneuf and Virginia Thomas were the toe dancers. Hank's lovable trio-Cecile Bellefleur, Germaine Boyer, and Evangeline Kacivisti-sang to the little children of Jonesville. Ered: Dudley Hardy was in charge of the curtains. Leo: He was also general prompter. Edna: And was in charge of the lights. Ruth: Why, he even collected tickets! Fred: And he ushered, too. Leo: Oh, yes, he was the general chairman. Edna: Benjamin Mazeijka, the town dog and cat catcher, was credited with catching Philip Bonnette's prize hound, "John" Ruth: lsidore Cote was the owner of the greatest collection of butterflies in the world and Andy Demers was the chief chloroformer. Fred: Leo Desclos, followed by Geraldine Clermont, was still looking for the place where the elephants go to die. Kenneth Clark was head of the Jones- ville Y. M. C. A., and ran a girl's tumbling team, which was captained by Priscilla Bonenfant and Rachel Berube. Leo: Stanley Morton ran a cafe at 33rd Street. Joe Parzych was Stan's head bar tender and Roland Migneault was the bouncer. Charlie Peters was responsible for keeping Stan's stocked with refreshments. Eleurette St. Pierre was the torch singer at Stanley's. Edna: Now to the Hollis County Prison, where Ruth Besse was the execution- ist and Yolande Ricard was the chief warden. Hazel Patterson, Marguer- ite Dorr, and Theresa Dube were members of the Parole Board. Ruth: Right next door to the prison was Paul Lesieur's canary farm, where Helen Skafidas gave the canaries baths. Ered: Oh, we had a lot of farmers from the class of 1944! Why, Gertrude Thomas and Rita Gordon owned a zebra farm and Roland Ravenelle painted the stripes on the zebras. Leo: He always did have a straight eyel Mary Downey was an instructor on "How to Dress Scarecrowsf' and her pupil, Vilma Berry, won the Jonesville semi-annual County Eair medal for "Hercules"W-her pet stuffed man. Edna: Charlie Katsiaficas was running a women's hat shop-surely you've heard of HCharlie's ChapeauX"-where Reby Ladner and Ruth Eield sold hats. Ruth: Maurice Randall was the maker of Maurice Chairs, and Agnes Seaman nailed them together. Fred: And Rosalyn Shapiro painted them. Leo: And Marjorie Oban was the window demonstrator. Edna: Dorothy Pendleton, Eva Pappademas, Delsia Parent, and Marjorie Parker just returned from Africa after having killed raccoons for their new winter coats. Page Ninety-five Ruth: Armand Roy and Mary Sarameta were the founders of the American Foreign Legion Academy of Forlorn Lovers, and Normand Gagnon was their left-hand man. Fred: Chris Anagnost was the famous bull lighter at William Worth's rodeo and Fabian Lusczyk kept the bulls nourished with Conrad Pelletier's pop- corn, Leo: Audrey Duncan was occupant of Room 13 in William Buck's Boarding House, where Ruth Erb emptied the ash trays and Mary Garrity was the night watchwoman who listened to 'ADeacon" Ryan, who was the star of the mid-afternoon serial-HA Lover's Pursuit" or "Are Husband's Nec- essary?" Dorothy Cummings was his leading lady and Lorraine Boyer wrote the script. Q Edna: Aaron Marcus with the help of Ruth Garant had Hnally proven that Einstein's theory of Relativity had been misinterpreted by the world Ruth: Jackson Newell and Florence Carter formed the greatest ping pong team of this decade. Jane Colburn kept score while Douglas Cooke pro- vided entertainment during the half-hour intermissions. Fred: Florianna Green cultivated roses in Gardenland, Greenland. Melvina Klimas cut them. Leo: And Patty Devlin smelled them, Larry Sullivan was awarded the D. S. C.-District Street Cleaner-and 'ADiXie" Sullivan, representing the city, made the award. Edna: Marilyn Leathers owned Leathers' Shoe Shop, and her old pal Lydia Torres had a Hne slogan for her-A'Be kind to your Hne Leathers' Shoes." Ruth: Connie Simoulis and Jeannette Lizotte were floorwomen in the shop and Irene Gallant was the floorwalker supreme. Fred: Chief saleswoman was Hazel Racicot, who won national fame by sell- ing a pair of shoes to Florence Holak, the Shoe-less Wonder. Leo: Next door to Marilyn's property stood Jean Gustafson's Drama Dream- Jean was the author of many of our modern plays. Shirley May Northrup was the leading actress-Katherine Cornell Northrup. Edna: C"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" sung by allj R-E-D S-O-X. Yes, Lucille Lintott was the star cheer leader for the Red Sox team at Jones- ville Baseball Park. Ruth: And we also saw Marion O'Neil, who was gatekeeper. Fred: George Papadopoulos was the short stop and Romeo Bergeron was the pitcher. Oh, yes, we had another pitcher, Edward Arnold. Leo: Terrence Cullen and Albert Stevens played right and left field respective- ly, while George Welch was the manager. And big little Chester Losik was our chief umpire. His assistant, Edward Chacos, surely helped out. Edna: Rita Vassar was our famous No. l Brooklyn rooter-Yea, Dodgers! Henrietta Bilodeau owned the concession, specializing in peanuts, popcorn, chewing gum, and eight cent cigars. Ruth: Norma Coombs sold the five cent ones. Fred: Didn't Dorothy Jennison sell the four-centers? Leo: We heard Dan Marcoux was Henrictta's best customer. Bessie Makris announced all the Red Sox games, and was sponsored by Johanna Rus- sell's taffeta gowns. Edna: By the way, those gowns were designed by Gladys Simberg and Pau- line Economou, and Doris Gavin always attended the games in one. Ruth: Gordon French was the manager of a hog farm in Jonesville, and Lester Gove tended to the hogs. Fred: Norma Ryan devised orange poker chips, and Jean Sawtelle and Miriam Shepherd made themselves famous by selling them. Page Ninety-sz Leo: Marion Joy painted flowers on the wallpaper in Candace Morrill's man- sion and Helen Agnes Lucier tore off the old paper and mixed the paste. Mary Waisolonis whistled while they worked. Edna: Adolph's three successors! Ruth: Wanda Jureka raised goats in back of Candace's mansion. She de- livered milk to the citizens on the subway. She also delivered it to Cecile LaMontagne, who ran a kindergarten school. Fred: Zoe Nakos built flat-roof houses in West Jonesville. Zoe and her as- sociate, Aphrodite Vangos, developed the entire western section of the town, Betsy Parker ran Parker's Parking Lot downtown. Leo: Gladys Coleman managed the gate. Edna: Parker's Parking Lot was beside Knapp's Rest Home for Aged Con- valescent Ants, operated by Barbara Joan Knapp. Ruth: Alice Richards was the night supervisor, While Nancy Peterson tended to the inancial matters of both the Parker lot and the Rest Home. Fred: Bessie Maroon was the owner of the Giant Drug Store on the corner of Pleasant and Happy streets, where Lorraine Munson and Madelyn Pier- cy filled the prescriptions. Leo: Shirley Harris and Daniel Doyle were behind the counter selling cologne. Jennie Goy and Theresa Boucher owned a 25 and 50 cent store next door to the drug store where Edith Burnham and Danny Ziedelis were in charge of the mail orders. Edna: Florence Kulas and Ruth Diggins made candy in the 25 and 50 cent store and gave it to Stuart Batchelder's monkey. Stuart had given up his trumpet to be an organ grinder in the thriving little metropolis of Jones- ville. Ruth: By the way, what ever happened to Mike Lesieur, Edna McLaughlin, Ruth Morris, and Fred Sullivan? Other Three floudj : Never heard of them! CExitj THE PROPHETS, LEO LESIEUR, EDNA MCLAUGHLIN, RUTH IVIORRIS, FREDERICK SULLIVAN. C Page Ninety-se Class ration Deducti, Non Deligati CLed, but Not in Chainsj JOHN CONLIN We, the graduating class of l944, are facing a unique situation which dwarfs most of the problems, doubts, and expectations customarily associated with graduation. Gone are uncertainties about jobs or the eager anticipation of college. Many immediate problems are solved, and our immediate fate de- cided by circumstances far beyond the control of any of us, for we are caught in the maelstrom of a great world conflict. In fact, it may seem on first thought that through necessary regimentation, we have lost control of our own destinies, that we are indeed being led in chains. However, deeper reflection will show that while we are being led by destiny, we are not in chains. Twenty years ago the motto of the graduating class was the same as ours, "Led, but not in chains." However, for the graduate of l924, the words had an entirely diHferent meaning. ln a national sense, he was hardly conscious of being led at all. The average American then felt that the long light for free- dom had been won. Graduation was not then a time to think particularly of duty to one's country. There seemed little need for that any more. It was a period of complacency with the present and of optimism for the future. Thou- sands of young people, confident that education was the key to success, com- pleted high school and enrolled in colleges. A person graduating from high school then could look into the future confidently, feeling that he was truly "the master of his fate." Today, twenty years later, what a vastly different picture faces usl Once more America has taken up arms in the struggle for freedom, and because we must win, all of us are called upon to give up, for the time being, a certain amount of the very thing we are lighting for-freedom, There will be no more pleasure driving or steak dinners, and for most young men of today there will be no more college till after the war. We dislike these restrictions and ac- cept them only because we know why they are necessary. Americans have al- ways resented any regimentation and restrictions whatsoever. Freedom is a luxury that Americans love dearly. Its price is high, but we have always been willing to pay. One hundred and Hfty years ago, when it was found that the bonds of tyranny could reach over three thousand miles of ocean, great thinkers of the day, men like Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, who valued liberty above all else, aroused this feeling in their countrymen, and a great uprising took Page Ninety-eight place. The underlying cause of the American Revolution was not one of taxes or tariffs-freedom was the issue, and as we have said, its price was high. In the words of Tom Paine, 'AWhat we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly.- Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods: and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated." At Valley Forge, Saratoga, Yorktown, wherever free men fought to stay free, whether in victory or defeat, the price was high-so high that for a hundred and fifty years Americans have avoided any centralization of power and have even sacrificed efficiency in government in favor of a system of checks and bal- ances which puts no group in a position to dictate to the individual. So well has this system of decentralization of power worked out that today, a century and a half after the document which insures these rights was drawn up, freedom of speech, freedom of worship, and freedom of the press have become synony- mous with the word "America" However, in the past, as is being done today, the federal government has assumed power over certain civil rights in times of crisis in the interest of pre- serving freedom for the future. For instance, in 1798, when war with France or England was a near reality, a Pennsylvania editor was lined four hundred dollars and spent six months in jail for verbal attacks on President Adams which would be considered mild when compared with the tongue-lashings which Mr. Roosevelt receives every day from disgruntled columnists and commenta- tors, During the Civil War, the government, which then had no sedition laws, suppressed newspapers, jailed editors, and hushed speakers who criticized Presi- dent Lincoln. Coming nearer our own times, in 1918, four men and a girl were sentenced to from three to twenty years in jail for merely distributing a pamphlet which attacked President Wilson's policy with Russia. Today we must not say too much against our government, or the F. B. 1. will be after us, We cannot change jobs, or W. M. C. will be on our trails, and we cannot tour the country in an automobile, or the O, P. A. will get us. We accept these things today as Americans before us have accepted restrictions in their time, because we know the reason for them and are conscious that we are merely being led through a time of crisis, and are still far from being in chains. We are confident that when the peril has subsided, America will return to the ways of complete liberty and freedom. Returning to the predicament which is facing us today, let us consider the question "Just how free are we?"-However, let us not think of freedom just in the materialistic sense of ration books, censorship, and selective service, but rather in the real meaning of the word, the spiritual sense. Take this idea of freedom of speech, for instance. While we are waging total war with the ene- mies of freedom, and while American boys are being killed throughout the world, it is no longer possible to allow American citizens to go around praising Fascism and preaching the destruction of democracy. However, we can still criticize our government and our leaders without fear of a concentration camp. We are merely asked to have faith in the civilian and military heads and allow ourselves to be led through this time of crisis. The progress of the war during the last two years would seem to indicate that we can put our trust in our coun- try's leaders. We in America are indeed fortunate that today, as in the past, we have such a high standard of leadership. Our commanders on the home front and on the battle front all have that abstract quality of leadership, the power of inciting in their followers the faith and courage which enables them to follow their leaders even to death, Another freedom, one of which Americans are beginning to take greater advantage, is our freedom in reading. There has been no burning of the books in America. We are still free to choose from the philosophy of the ancient Greeks or the daily comic strips. The desire which service men have many times expressed for more books, as well as the huge business carried on by pub- Page Ninety-nine V l lishing houses, seems to indicate that Americans have found an inner world free from Wartime restrictions, and that in the years to come, Americans in increas- ing numbers will turn to books for entertainment, education, and inspiration. But more important than either of these is the freedom of thought. We all have minds, and as long as we can use them well, the essence of freedom is ours. That is Why We have been going to school for twelve years, to learn to use our minds and think clearly. Long ago it was said that 4'Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage." And it is still true that corporal restrictions and regimentation cannot bind us in chains. While We can think, we are free: should We become slaves to ig- norance and superstition, then and only then would We be in chains. A recent poem Well expresses this thought: "They set the slave free, striking off his chains, Then he was as much of a slave as ever. His slavery was not in chains, But in himself. They can only set free men free- And there is no need of that: Free men set themselves free." We the class of 1944 take counsel from the Words of Ralph Waldo Emer- son, the apostle of self reliance: "Accept the place divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. Great men have always done so-" We will accept the place the divine providence has found for us, confident that although We may be regimented temporarily, We can never be in chains. Page One Hundrerl Valedictory WHY COLLEGE IN WARTIME? RUTH ERB The high school graduate of today is almost certain to ask, "Wouldn't it be selfish of me to go to college while my friends are being killed on the battle- field? Shouldn't I get a job in a warplant so that I will be doing my bit to bring the war to a close and bring the servicemen back home again?" Of course, many of the peacetime reasons for going to college-to have a good time, to better one's social position, and the like-are out for the duration. The best answer to the question, 'iWhy go to college in wartime?" is found in the title of a recent bulletin published by the University of New Hampshire, To College to Serve America, "To serve America"-that is the reason for going to college in wartime. Right now the government decides how young men can best serve America-in the Army, in essential industries, or in college. How- ever, young women are still free to make their own choice-a choice so impor- tant that it may mold the pattern of their whole future lives and in the aggre- gate affect the future of our country. President Davis of Smith College recently made the following statement to a group of alumnae: "Every student today, man or woman, owes the privi- lege of continuing college life to the blood and sweat of other men. This debt can be paid only if that privilege is not wasted." Today young men are fight- ing and dying for the survival of democracy. If our Army and Navy did not stand between us and our enemies there would be no academic freedom in Ameri- ca. Every college student owes them a great debt indeed. If he is to be justi- ied in continuing his education while others are dying for him, the youth of today must do his utmost to preserve these educational opportunities, not only for himself, but also for future generations. Some must do this by fighting, others by actually taking advantage of these opportunities. Education is an integral part of the democratic way of life. Americans have always considered education important, even during times of war. While the early colonists were clearing fields and building homes on one hand, on the other they were building churches and schools. Harvard, the first college es- tablished in the American colonies, was founded in l636, only sixteen years Page One Humla-ed One after the landing of the Pilgrims, while there was continual lighting with the Indians. In 1693 when William and Mary College opened in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Indians were still a constant menace to the Southern colonists. There are nine colleges still existing in the United States which were founded be- fore the American Revolution, and twenty-one that were founded before 1800. In 1862, right in the midst of the Civil War, the federal government passed the first Morrill Act, which provided for at least one college in each state to teach agriculture and the mechanical arts. This was the beginning of our present great system of state universities. During the First World War, American col- leges were greatly affected, but retained enough vitality so that after the war there came an enormous increase in enrollment, not only in high schools, but also in colleges. In 1913-14 the college enrollment of the country was just over 200,000g by 1920-21 it had jumped to 450,000 The country had sud- denly awakened to the importance of college education in the development of national leaders. Thirty-six per cent of this increase was between 1917-18 and 1920-21. Many colleges are now living through their seventh war, but because of the magnitude of the present struggle, never before have they faced so hazardous a future. Men's colleges and the co-educational colleges are facing a gigantic problem. Either they must close for the duration or they must struggle along with an inadequate number of students and instructors. The recent decision to draft men under 26 regardless of their occupation has increased this problem. If the colleges do close, when the world is once more at peace there will be the problem of securing competent instructors and a large enough enrollment to re- open. If, on the contrary, they remain open, they will have to reduce the num- ber of courses offered to fit the number of instructors and students available. This problem has been recognized from the outset of the war. In fact, the Army and Navy training programs have kept alive many colleges so far. However, now the Army has had to send 110,000 of the 140,000 students in the Army Specialized Training Program back to active duty to help fill the gap of 200,000 men in the 1943 goal. Consequently, the financial status of the 222 colleges and universities where the program was being administered has been seriously impaired. At many of these colleges Army trainees formed three- fourths of the student body. Although the Army will reimburse the colleges for the unexpired parts of contracts covering the students who have been with- drawn, most of these contracts were for only ninety days. Robert G. Hawley, writing recently in Haz'pez"s, said: "Many educators feel that it would be short-sighted of the Army not to keep replenishing its supply of future medical officers, engineering officers, technically trained men." Edu- cators contrast our policy with that of our allies, Great Britain and Russia, where extreme care is taken to keep brilliant young men at their technical studies in college, Germany's adherence to this policy may be one reason she has con- tinued to offer such stubborn resistance. Thoughtful Americans argue further that having had this training, the men would be better officer material, as well as being more valuable to the country as leaders after the war. In 1940 President Roosevelt said: 'lWe must have well-educated and in- telligent citizens who have sound judgment in dealing with the difficult prob- lems of today. We must also have scientists, engineers, economists, and other people with specialized knowledge, to plan and to build for national defense as well as for social and economic progress. Young people should be advised that it is their particular duty to continue the normal course of their education, un- less and until they are called, so that they will be well prepared for greatest use- fulness to their country." Page One Hundred Two The thoughtful young woman of today has a tremendous decision to make. The government decides how young men can best serve America, but young women must make that decision for themselves. It is not at all uncommon to hear a high school girl say, "In times like these I shouldn't spend my time just studying. I ought to get into war work and help my country." This young person should look a little farther into the future. In these troubled times, is it not women's responsibility to keep alive the cultural side of life-music, dra- ma, study of languages, history, and so forth-for future generations? This is a grave responsibility, for if these things are not preserved for future genera- tions, life will lose its highest meaning and value. One of the things our boys are fighting for is the tradition of a liberal education. The youth of today is the adult of tomorrow. Upon this adult will fall the problem of establishing and maintaining peace in a world built not only up- on scientific knowledge, but also upon the humanities. Whether or not We like to face the fact, there is no denying that in the pOSt-Wat world women will assume leadership as never before. The young woman of today who is in a position to prepare herself for assuming this leadership should avail herself of the opportunity. Colleges alone are prepared to give this necessary training of a liberal education. J. L. Meader, President of Russell Sage College, in 1941 addressed his stu- dent body as follows: "As never before in our history, our country will need college-trained leaders to guide it through the morass of problems and troubles which will follow in the wake of this world cataclysm. Do not deprive our nation of the services of a college-trained mind by stopping your education now and undertaking a type of routine work which any untrained mind could per- form with equal success. Remember the parable of the talents, and do not be satisfied to offer your country in her hour of greatest need only five talents when, after you have completed your college courses, you will be in a position to offer her the proverbial ten talents." Mr. Tracey and Members of the Board of Education: We have had a chance to see the democratic principle of free and equal education in operation in Nashua High School. We realize that equal education for all is still a glittering ideal, but we shall always be thankful for your efforts, which have made this school one of the best equipped in the state. Mr. Nesmith and Members of the Faculty: During the three years we have spent with you, you have been more than instructors--you have been friends. We thank you for your guidance and friendship, which have helped make it possible for us to be here tonight, Parents: The diplomas we are about to receive represent the fulfillment of one of your dreams for us. Your love and encouragement have always stimu- lated us to do our very best. Now that we are officially young men and women, we shall not forget your sacrifices, but shall strive to make you proud of us by continuing to work to bring out the best that is within us. Fellow Classmates: We are gathered here tonight for the last time. Very soon we may be scattered to all four corners of the earth. We who are fortu- Page One Hundred Three nate enough to be able to go to college will be challenged to work hard, since we shall always remember that we owe our young men a great debt for making this possible. In l9l7, Winifred M. Letts wrote a poem entitled '4The Spires of Oxford" which has a timely appeal today when again young men must 'Atake the khaki and the gun instead of cap and gown." I saw the spires of Oxford As I was passing by, The gray spires of Oxford Against a pearl-gray sky. My heart was with the Oxford men Who went abroad to die. The years go fast in Oxford, The golden years and gay, The hoary colleges look down On careless boys at play. But when the bugles sounded war They put their games away. They left the peaceful river, The cricket field, the quad, The shaven lawns of Oxford, To seek a bloody sod. They gave their merry youth away For country and for God. God rest you happy, gentlemen, Who laid your good lives down, Who took the khaki and the gun Instead of cap and gown. God bring you to a fairer place Than even Oxford town. God rest us all, the graduates of 1944, as we go forth to help make America "a fairer place than even Oxford town." .nf 'SX AREA- Page One Hundred Four ,ff 'til 1 ,jf ,-V!! ff! W 2 . fI9Af f!m inf JM! ,ff I I ,Ji 'f x"" Y' A V K J 5 M571 .W f - C W! ,Nr 1 K wggfhw Www Auto ra hs f SM! w"""'7' g if f .Af My YD B I T' fb 'S wx. ix. fe aw 2 ,fl ,Af L. ' , x.. I , X GMM if 1- ' f ' , Q,r"'X . ' N 1f1 5.f' Y :ff A ' 1 'I f, ..,, 9, X ., sr.. F. ,ff Y I ,f--. -ww P' 1 f M I , Page One Hundred F S ive M 2...1 s ?x A ! . be 'LK L, 9 1 , V, N' n o . ,, , I, V. , sg S I x . I , 1' , lx, 1, A I 'Q xxxx fnlif I K-. X F. ,. k . 1 9 A X ' , WM J Jw A, - N 32, ' +f' fL Y if N 0 ,Mff CW W W rl l V X Q 9164 660,57 kg T eff I A W7 fflffffff N Q 1 C O r xf N JJ 'fi 5 was gMfN4?ffgA,v1f6, .S 4- , . 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