Nashua High School - Tusitala Yearbook (Nashau, NH)

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ek 1 , s 1 maaiimnxfyf sq, x, , W 1, ITALA Published by the CLASS OF 1951 NASHUA HIGH SCHOOL Nashua, New Hampshire CLASS MOTTO GAUDEAMUS IGITUR Let Us Therefore Rejoice tp R314 PrlnhdandBo1mdbyColoPrintinqCo Nmllun.N H. hqmvinq Co. :wiv J '. nie ' Hi '? as F1 'xi 1 War fjigjf Fwd? L s BLE OF CONTENTS FOREWORD DEDICATION FACULTY .. .. CLASS OFFICIALS . THE CLASS OF 1951 .. INFORMAL PICTURES OUR ALMA MATER .. .. CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES .. .. ATHLETICS .. .. . THE CLASS BALLOT .. THE UPPER QUARTER THE CLASS WILL . THE CLASS POEM .. THE CLASS PROPHECY THE CHOICE OF '51 .. THE ORATION .. THE VALEDICTORY .. AUTOGRAPHS .. W , Zi jf N M ' UIIHQM vhlkskx I , . FOREWCRD ln I890 Robert Louis Stevenson retired to the island of Samoa. Because of the many stories he told the natives, they called him Tusitala - Teller of Tales. This is our Tusitala - our Teller of Tales. This is the story of our life at Nashua High School. Since certain titles of Stevenson's works remind us of various phases of our school life, we have used them as headings throughout our book. For the past three years this school has been an integral part of our lives, and it is with deep regret that we must depart from it. Although we are now leaving friends and counselors, may our Tusitala help us to recall happy memories of our high school days. PAGE SIX TUSITALA DEDICATIO ln recognition of their outstanding work in organizing our Student Council, and their untiring efforts to improve and promote this organization, We dedicate this Tusitala to Miss Thelma Doe and Miss Mabel Noyes. ln the classroom also, they have constantly devel- oped the honor and integrity of their most appreciative pupils, GRADUATION ISSUE PAGE SEVEN Vmlzvlull DR. IEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Une of Robert Louis Stevenson's rnost popular stories is the famous Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which tells of a kind and gentle man who changes into a monster representative of the latent evil in himself. Now, far be it from us to suggest that our teachers are Mr. Hydes. On the contrary, as we came to know them better, we realized that although sometimes formidable in the classroom. they are actually kind-hearted Dr. Jekylls, whom it has been our privilege to have had for the past three years as friends and mentors. PAGE EIGHT TUSITALA We shall remember Mr. Keefe for his fairness in dealing with our problems. His excellent sense of humor contributed much to his popularity with the class of 1951. We all admired him for the wisdom and understanding he showed in the administration of Nashua High School. GRADUATION ISSUE EDMUND M. KEEFE PAGE NINE ENGLISH Miss Kutlicfiino M, Cfluncy, Liliiciiiqin Miss Elizolieflli lj. Cornell Miss Mmlliu G, Crumor Miss Thelma F, Doe Miss Lillian A. Dowd Miss Iloreln A, Holllisey Miss Milcimfl Ilcxllisey Mix Cliorlus W. Harvey Miss llolon F. Lord Miss Million E. Lord Mr. Anthony Mamnflos Miss Anno M. Mc'Wr2f2n0y Miss Mflliol H. Noyes Mis, loscipliincv S. Williuins LANGUAGES Miss Doris S. Ramos Miss Murfmrcvt S. Colo Miss llnlli A. Milan Miss Moy Fl. LilllllVCIII 'l'I IE FINE ARTS Mis. Dcvmtliy Nelson, Tlio Arts MIL Elinvr Wilson, Music ADMINISTRATION LANGUAGES and FINE ARTS ADMINISTIUXTION MI. l3C1lI'iCl1 I. Morley, Sulunioslm Mr. lohn Curran, Boys' Counselor Miss Dorothy Dole, Girls' Counselor Miss Ruth Tmdel. Girls' Counselor Nlss Genevieve If. Campbell, Sscrelciry Mrs. VVilliQin1 Piosi, Sscrelory MATHEMATICS Miss Helen M. Coffey Mr. Vifilliam R. McGhee Mr. Raymond A. Pendleton SCIENCE Mr. Ioseph Ciccolo Miss Isabelle R. Dionne Mr. Horace I-Ierlihy Mr. C. Wallace Lawrence Mr. Marco H. Scheer THE SOCIAL STUDIES Miss Mary A. Bingham Miss Bessie M. Clancy Miss Eda B. Hoiti Mr. Walter Keady Mr, Ioseph Kilbane Mr. Ioseph E. Lee Miss Margaret McOlynn Mr. Peter Murauclcas Mr. Leonard S. I-laquette THE PR A SEENCE, MATHEMATICS and THE SOCIAL STUDIES TI-IE COMMERCIAL STUDIES Miss Myrtle K. Brooks. Miss Mary V. Gallagher Mrs. Horace Herlihy Miss Mary Ryan Miss Mary Shea Mr. 'William Smith DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION Mr. Paul McKillop HOME ECONOMICS Miss Loretta Dolan Miss Blanche Kaqariso Miss Louise Temple PHYSICAL EDUCATION Mr. Andrew McCauqney Miss Katherine McLaughlin THE PRACTICAL ARTS Mr. Sidney W. Clarkson Mr. Daniel Connor Mr. Iohn Doherty Mr. Max F. Gowen Mr. Thomas I .Harqrove Mr, William I. O'Neil S s X FW xt, THE LANTERN BEARERS CLASS OFFICIALS Stevenson once wrote a very popular essay called "The Lantern Bearersf' We are writing here about a very popular section of the Senior Class-- our class officials. These members of our class are the ones who have borne lanterns ahead of usg who have guided and lighted our way through the administrative phases of our years in Nashua High School. PAGE TWELVE TUSITALA TUSITALA STAFF Editors-in-Chief f Ioanne Brownriqq Paul Schmidt Associate Editors David Connor Lenore Whittemore Paragraphers Rose Marie Charland Leonard Doloens Nancy Hackett loan Lavoie Anastasia Etthemeou Anncarol Espeio Mildred Coleman Theresa Grondin Miss Cornell Miss Cramer Fernancl Levesque Theresa Martin Mary McKinley lanice Richards Erwin St. Peter Artists Paul Gagnon, Chairman lune Foss Gene Morin Andrew Pappaqianopoulos Marcelline Prince Typists Marguerite Paradis, Chairman Shirley Kirlcorian Anita Levesque Faculty Advisors Miss Dowd Miss McWeeney Miss Noyes Terry Viens Barbara 'Whelton Frank Zeloski Elaine Zins Denyse Underhill 'VV'illiam Wilkshire Henry McEvoy Ruth Tiernan Mrs. Nelson Mr. Scheer GRADUATION ISSUE PAGE THIRTEEN RIl'I'II OIIER Il INIOR OFFICERS IJAIII. KTITIIMIDT President TIN Vicefpresident M ARCZO IJARADIC Secretary IRWIN ST. PETER Business Manager SENIOR OFFICERS LEONARD DOBENS President BARBARA WHELTON Vicefjresident CLAIRE REICI-IARD Secretary FRANK BELANGER Business IVICUW TGI 1 A MEMORIES AND PURTRAITS TI-IE SENICR CLASS Stevenson once collected some of his most famous essays under the title Memo- ries and Portraits. Here, under the same heading, we have collected our memories and f h t come the friendships we have portraits of our classmates, to preserve or t e years o made during our three years at Nashua l-ligh School. GRADUATION ISSUE PAGE FIFTEEN DONALD PAUL ANCTIL Don-"Nol I won't do it"-hot clarinet- loveg dancing-has his own methods in mathematics-Naval Air Force will claim him soon, but eventually he will be an engineer. Intramural Basketball I: Safety Contest Radio Program I: Band I, Il, III: Boys' State II: Graduation Usher II: Senior Play Orchestra III: Radio Program III: After School Employment I, II, Ill: Upper Quarter. NICHOLAS ANTONAS Nick-good-looking-well built-wavy hair -always on timelll-good football player -a hit with the girls-ambition to go to college-favorite expression "Live fast, die youngyhave a handsome corpse." After School Employment II, III. GERALD ARNOLD Ierry-friendly smile-neat dresser-al- ways joking and laughing-ardent sports fan-collects stamps and coins-plans to attend technical school-wants to work in television field. Latin Club I: Intramural Basketball I: Iunior Red Cross Club I, Il, Ill: After School Employment I, Il. STEPHEN EDWARD ATKINSON Steve-tall, blond, and handsome-"Hiya, Cleml"--plans to enter Army-ultimate ambition, to own a garage and get married --hobby, automobiles-got any extra?? Glee Club I: Band I: Radio Program III: Palm Sunday Concert III: After School Employment I, ll, III. DOROTHY M. AUSTIN Dottie-transferred from Milford-sang in Glee Club there--short and cute-accom- pllshed softball artist-loves to play piano -"So what?"-sweet disposition-always has a good word for everyone-ambition to become an elementary school teacher. Iunior Red Cross Club Il: Press Club III. PAGE SIXTEEN IEWEL A. AUSTIN One of our loyal Hudson girls-lovely clothes-big brown ilirtatious eyes--ardent sports fan-very likable-whizz at chem- istry and sewing-plans to become a phy- sical therapist. Latin Club I: Basketball I: Prom Commit- tee II: Girls' State II: Senior Play Usher Ill: Press Club III: Palm Sunday Concert Ill: Iunior Red Cross City-Wide Council I, II, III: After School Employment III: Upper Quarter. RONALD AVARD Ronnie-quiet and ambitious-good sales- man-very clever-possesses a terrific vo- cabulary-likes swimming and reading- well-known for his rendition of "Ol' Man River"-immediate plan is to enter the service. Glee Club I, II: Lunch Counter III: After School Employment III. A. PHYLLIS AYER. Phyl-very friendly-active church worker - likes bowling and swimming - ardent reader - ambitious student - one of The Priscilla's nicest waitresses-college is her next step. Latin Club I: Co-Chairman Senior Play Property Committee III: Press Club III: Af- ter School Employment I, Il, III: Palm Sun- day Concert III: Upper Quarter. HENRY KARL BAKER Maestro--"Oh, no!"-multi-colored socks- loves organ and Symphony Hall Concerts -fiery pianist-Bach and Beethoven his specialties-collects books-dramatic-- am- bition: music teacher. Keene Music Festival I: Home Room Re- presentative Student Council II: Talent Assembly I: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III. WILLIAM BARDAS Boola-good natured and full of fun-has own shoe repair shop-often found in Lowell or Leominster-enjoys swimming as favorite recreation-very versatile-has worked as cobbler, plastic worker, farm hand, and woodworker-hobby is fooling with guns-immediate plan is to enter the service-good luckl After School Employment I, II, III. TUSITALA CALEB NICHOLAS BARITEAU Cal-hobby is souping up motors-a future hot-rod driver-sorry your accident kept you apart from your classmates-best of luck after your recuperationl BARBARA HELEN BARR Beautiful blue eyes like a china doll's- her natural blonde hair admired by all- "Really?"-will soon be saying "Number, please" and "Line is busy"-one of her many long suits, dancing. Tuttle: Business Agent I: Iunior Red Cross Representative I, City-Wide Council I, II, III: Press Club III: After School Employment II. III. GERALDINE D. BARRIE Gerry-bashful but friendly-crazy over skating-"For heaven's sake!"-a future dressmaker-always neat-punctual as a clock-best of luck to you, Gerry. RAYMOND C. BEAULIEU Bull-enjoys all sports and is a wonderful all-around athlete-wherever "Mant" is sounded in the corridor, Bull can be found close by-plans to enter Navy-a future family man-likes to talk? Yes-likes to study? No. Football I, III: Baseball I, II, III: After School Employment I, II, III. RACHEL LEA BECHARD Rae, as she is known to her friends-sweet and lovable-always neat-excellent taste in dress-favorite pastime is knitting- waitress at the Rosebud-whenever you see Rae you see her sister Terry-success in the future. Alter School Employment III. GRADUATION IssuE THERESA A. BECHARD Theresa--shy but friendly--likes to knit as a iobby--dreams of becoming a hairdresser- collects post cards-"Oh, Brother!"-known for her constant good humor-liked by all. O. FRANK BELANGER Fritz-popularity plus-great sports tan- "Happy Hampton"-after college his am- bition is to be a professional business man -favorite expression "George." Tattler Business Agent I: Graduation Usher II: Basketball Manager II, III: Senior Play III: Prom Committee III: Business Manager III: Track III: Cross Country III: Red Cross Club I, II, III: After School Em- ployment I, II. RICHARD W. BELL Dick--easy-going--always ready for a good time-can be found either at home or at the Y.M.C.A.-wizard at pool and a master of the cards-loves all sports, es- pecially basketball-plans to enter U.N.I-I. and become a physical educator. Track I, II, III: Basketball I, II, Ill: Press Club III: After School Employment III. ESTELLE RITA BELLAVANCE Nice personality-brown hair and brown eyes-favorite recreation, dancing-good sport about everything-loves spaghetti- hobby, collecting snapshots-plans to at- tend a hairdressing school-ambition to be a hairdresser. Dramatics Club I: Home Room Repre- sentative to Student Council I: Basketball I: Senior Play III: Glee Clubllll: After School Employment II, III. ' IEANNE LORRAINE BELLAVANCE leanne-short and cute-always ready to help someone-loves skiing and art-as- pires to be an interior decorator--forever saying "Golly!" Iunior Red Cross Club I, Representative I: Tattler Business Agent III: Dramatics Club III: Property Committee for Senior Play III: After School Employment III: Palm Sunday Concert III. PAGE SEVENTEEN IEANNETTE ELAINE BELLAVANCE Ienny- Ieanne's twin - blonde - petite- witty-enjoys dancing and knitting-makes iriends easily. Home Room Representative to Student Council Ill: After School Employment I, II, Ill. NANCY BELLEFLEUR Nan-beautiful blue eyes and gorgeous naturally curly hair-terrific figure-"Come on, now, be a sport!"-dancing--hobby. writes letters-ambition, to become a model or dress designer-terrific cheerleader. Cheerleader Il. ALBERT R. BERGER Al-shy-one ol the quiet boys in our class-seldom heard from in German- enioys dancing and collecting phonograph records. Alter School Employment III. LUCIEN BERGERON Bergy - good natured-energetic--ardent sports enthusiast-terrific skater-'plans to enter the service after graduation-- ambi- tion is to become a commercial pilot. Intramural Tennis Ig Intramural Basket- ball I: Intramural Baseball Ip Intramural Football I, Ilg Senior Play Properties Com- mittee lllg After School Employment I, II, Ill. NATALIE MAY BERGERON Nat-"Gee-crow"-Miss Blush of '5l--win- ning smile-swimming and tennis enthusi- ast-ice-skating addict-plans to go on to teaching. Tattler Business Agent II: Iunior Red Cross Representative ll: Iunior Red Cross Club , II, III: Secretary III: City-Wide Coun- cil Il, III: Treasurer IIIg Press Club lllg Senior Play Usher III, After School Em- ployment IIIg Upper Quarter. PAGE EIGHTEEN rl! 5 .. r .' uai ll J It LUCIEN M. BERNARD Ben-"Hogan??"-great golfing enthusiast -brain in English grammar-a potential teacher-fortunate pupils-big wheel at Nashua Country Club-witty iokes--al- ways provides a laugh-bowling-popular. Latin Club Ip Golf Team II, III, Captain III: After School Employment I, II, III, Upper Quarter. EDGAR ROGER BERNIER Edd-loves to dance-hobby woodworking -quiet, but enioys fun-member of Na- tional Guard Air Force-was called into service in the middle of his senior year- best of luck!! Band I, II, III: Senior Play Orchestra III, After School Employment. LEONARD ERNEST BERNIER Lenny-friendly-very popular-nice per- sonality-loves to bowl and dance-plans to attend college-ambition, to be a radio engineer. Home Room Representative to Student Council II, III: Senior Play lllg Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, Ill, City-Wide Council I, II, Ill, President Illy After School Employ- ment I, II, llly Upper Quarter. IAMES A. BISSONETTE lim-tall and brainy-always had some good jokes at lunch-nice personality- future, colleg-hopes to be a dentist. Graduation Usher II: Prom Committee ll, Tattler Business Agent III: Senior Play III, Dramatics Club I, II, III, Track I, Il, III: After School Employment I, II, III. MARION BOGGIS Bogie-always joking-bubbling persona- lity-loves swimming-takes pictures for a hobby-"Don't get excited!"-near dresser -one of our engaged girls-plans to marry soon after graduation. One-Act Play Usher ly Radio Program III: After School Employment III. TUSITALA ROBERT NORMAND BOUCHARD Butch-quiet until one gets to know him--- favorite hangout is Doc's-C.W.V. baseball star-avid sports fan, especially baseball --hobby is beating pin-ball machines-- shy and retiring as far as girls are con- cerned-ambition is to be an electronics technician in the United States Navy- Good luckl Track lllg Upper Quarter. RAYMOND W. BOUCHER Butch-often seen wth pal Garant' --shy but witty-favorite recreation, go1i-Nation- al Guardsman-one of Nashua's best theatre ushers-will soon exchange that uniform for Uncle Sam's. After School Employment I, II, III. LAURENT BOUGIE Larry-nice dresser-"What say, Grace?" -enioys dancing-collects stamps and follows dance bands-our loss will be the Air Force's gain-Larry hopes someday to own a men's clothing store. Lunch Counter III, Iunior Red Cross Representative III: Senior Play III: After School Employment I, Il, lllg Upper Quarter. ROGER BOUGIE Bougy-enjoys swimming very much-- loves baseball-likes outdoor life--a Quiet guy-plans to join Navy-ambition is to be ct jet pilot. Press Club lllg Tattler Business Agent Ill, After School Employment l, Il, III. COLLETTE D. BOULEY "Big Deal"-shy, friendly-avid bowler- commercial student-always in good hu- mor-we hope she attains her goal of working in an office. After School Employment I, ll. GRADUATION ISSUE IOAN ALICE BOULEY Bunny-short and sweet-sparkle in her smile--loves tennis-heading for Bivier College-intends to be a florist-here come all our orders! Dramatics Club III, Iunior Red Cross Representative Ill: Senior Play Usher III: Palm Sunday Concert Ill: After School Employment III. DONALD R. BOULIA Don-"I-lip! Hip! That's it!"--witty--great joker-loads of fun-terrific dresser-al- ways gets his English work in on time??? -loves to tinker with cameras--has worked in bank all through school-plans to retire at twenty-one. Senior Play III: Dramatics Club Ill: Palm Sunday Concert III: After School Employ- ment I, II, III. EVANS BOYATSIS Evans-glamor boy-terrific dancer-care- free-neat dresser--enjoys sports-plans to go to college-ambition, Civil Service- that usher suit certainly looks good on him. Glee Club III: Iunior Red Cross City-Wide Council I, II, III: Palm Sunday Concert Ill: After School Employment I, II, Ill. DONALD ROLAND BOYER Don-tall--easy-going-good-natured, with a wonderful personality-likes eating dur- ing electricity-interested in photography -ambition is to be an electrician. lunior Red Cross Club ll, lllg After School Employment II, III. ARTHUR F. BROWN. Ir. Buzzy--manly physique--won nation-wide recognition in Y.M.C.A. competition-- ar- dent sports fan-"Take it easy"-Uncle Sam's Navy will find him capable-am- bition to study electronics. Senior Play Stage Committee, Chairman III. PAGE NINETEEN IOANNE BROWNRIGG Io - jolly and energetic--versatile-neat dresser-"You clutchl"-hobbies swimming and skiing-plans to attend U.N.H.-Oh, to be as patient and understanding as lol Dramatics Club I, II: Home Room Repre- sentative to Student Council II, III: Senior Play Ill: lunior Red Cross Club Illg City- wide Council III: Press Club III: Co-Editor- in-Chief, Tusitala III: Palm Sunday Concert lllg Latin Club I, II: Upper Quarter. ALINE T. BUIOLD Pretty gold hair-always ready for a friendly argument-"Don't be a materialist" -enjoys tennis and sculpturing-plans to enter college-hopes someday to go to Europe. Talent Assembly lp Tattler Business A- gent If Dramatics Club I, III: French Club II, III: Radio Program III7 Senior Play Usher III: Press Club III. LORRAINE ANTOINETTE BULLARD Lorrie-"Cut it outl"-personality plus- loves movies-collects photographs-wants to be a telephone operator-good luck in your immediate plans and also in your married life. After School Employment II. MARGARET BUNDY Peggy-very pretty-lovely blonde hair- loves sports, especially basketball-likes dancing and music-intends to go to busi- ness college for secretarial training. Dramatics Club Ig Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: Senior Play Usher III: After School Employment III. THERESA K. CAPRIO Terry-cute-friendly-loves basketball and swimming-immediate plans to be an of- fice worker-would like to be a model or stenoqrapher-hobby, sewing-good luck for the future. Dramatics Club III: Senior Play Usher Ill: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: After School Employment III. PAGE TWENTY PATRICIA F. CARMAN Pat-quiet. but loads of fun to be with- nice smile and personality-darling clothes -dancing and listening to records are favorite pastimes-"Reallyl"-plans to go to Plymouth Teachers' College-What lucky pupilsl Radio Program lg Press Club lllg Drama- tics Club III: Home Room Representative to Student Council III. RAYMOND M. CARON Ray-good looking-nice disposition-hunk ing-skiing-always telling jokes-ambi- tion is to be veterinarian-loads of vita- lity-"That's nice." Band l, II: After School Employment I, II. III. LEWIS CARTER Lew-friend to all-well liked-nice dress- er-wonderful disposition-a whiz at knock- ing down the ten pins-hopes someday to be a musician. Band Ig Talent Assembly III: After School Employment l, III. RICHARD ALLEN CARTER Dick was known as being very quiet and bashful-in love with the great American West-favorite recreation football-plans to attend engineering school-become a contractor-best of luck! After School Employment II, III. ROSE MARIE CHARLAND Rosie-shy, but always has a friendly smile-loves to sew, play piano, and watch television-often blushes-"Greatl"-best of luck! Press Club III: Program Committee, Se- nior Play III7 Tusitala Paragrapher III: After School Employment I, ll, Ill: Upper Quarter. TusrrALA ROBERT A. CHRISTIAN Chris-"Drop dead!"-sharp dresser-hair always combed-very patient-likes to ar- gue in history-builds model cars-likes to dance and bowl-plans to continue education-ambition, to become a machi- nist. Senior Play Property Committee Ill: lunior Red Cross Club I, ll, lll. NANCY CLEMENT Nan-sparkling blue-green eyes-pleasant smile-'smooth dancer-loves skating and art -- co-operative - quiet in class - ever hear her say, "l-low stupid"? Prom Committee l, llg Tattler Artist ll: lunior Red Cross Club l, ll, lllp After School Employment Ill. D. IACQUELINE COBLEIGH lackie---always has a friendly smile-am- bitious-favorite expression, "What say. Grace?"-enjoys reading-immediate plans are to go to college to become a teacher. French Club ll, lll, lunior Red Cross Club ll, Ill, City-wide Council ll, lllg Press Club Ill: Dramatics Club l, ll, lllp Latin Club I, ll, llly Upper Quarter. GERALYN E. COBLEIGH Gerry-popular Student Council presi- dent-loyal N,H.S. ian-square dances. Radio Program lp Latin Club I, ll' Secretary-Treasurer ly Dramatics Club ll: Prom Committee Il: Student Council I, III, President Ill: French Club ll, lllp lunior Red Cross Club I, ll, Ill, Vice-President Ill, City- Wide Council ll, Ill, Reporter Ill: Co-Chair- man oi Senior Play Costume Committee III: Upper Quarter. ROBERT THOMAS COLACCHIO Scratch--ladies' man-dark hair and dy- namic personality-one of our track stars- intends to be a mechanic and own his own garage-we'll all buy our gas from you. Tattler Business Agent ly Intramural Football If Intramural Basketball lg Foot ball l, lly Track l, ll, lll, Captain lllg After School Employment I, ll, Ill. GRADUATION ISSUE MILDRED THERESA COLEMAN Milly-attractive-neat dresser-very quiet -nice personality-enjoys ice skating and swimming, also dancing and watching television-"Why, sure!"-ambition to be an office worker, then on to matrimony. Senior Play Program Committee Illp Tusitala Typist Illg After School Employ- ment I, ll, III: Upper Quarter. BEVERLY I. COLLINS Bev - cute-blonde-friendly-''Come on now!"-enjoys dancing-sports fan-but why so pessimistic??-would like to be a nurse. Dramatics Club Il: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, lllg Home Room Representative to Student Council llg Cheerleader Il, Head Cheerleader Ill, State Finalist III. DAVID IOSEPH CONNOR Dave - warm smile - Hampton Beach's pride and joy-steady super-honor roll student-"Every day is ladies' day"-per- fect as Beverly Carlton in the Senior Play -hobby is music-plans on medicine. Band I, II, III, All-State Band I, II, III, Graduation Orchestra I, II: Tattler Business Agent II: Senior Play lll: Tusitala Associate Editor lllg Community Chest Essay winner Ill: State Drama Festival III: Radio Pro- gram Ill: Upper Quarter. MARION A. CONSTANTINEAU Mac-hails from Pelham-commercial stu- dent-is charmed by music-"Oh, sugar!" -hobby is knitting-plans to be a secre- tary-best of luck in your career, Mac! ALICE COREY Kitty-good natured-nice personality- enioys dancing-loves airplanes-likes photography-collects souvenir banners as a hobby-immediate plans are to join the WAFS-hopes eventually to become high- ranking officer in this branch of the ser- vice. After School Employment II, Ill. PAGE TWENTY-ONE ROBERT L. COTE Bob-always ready for a laugh even when it'-5 on him-an avid Latin Student-fean ful of blowing up the chemistry lab-"Oh, I forgot to hang up my lab key!!l"-some- what of an expert on handcuffs-if you're hungry go see Bobl Graduation Usher II: Iunior Red Cross Club I, ll, III: Senior Play III: After Schcol Employment II, III. BEVERLY IOAN CROOKER Bev-"You know"-likes bowling and mu- sic-affable clerk at Woolwortlfs-hopes to be a secretary. Basketball If Palm Sunday Concert Illg After School Employment II, Ill. IRENE CROOKER Smiley--friendly smile-favorite recreation, tennis-likes to read and sew-neat and always on time. Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, lIIq Camera Club Vice-President Ill: Senior Play Usher III. IEANNE CROOKER One of our cute cheerleaders-constant chatter and laughter-enjoys sports, espe- cially basketball-always looking for a good time-her cheery voice will be an asset to the Bell Telephone System. Basketball Ip Cheerleader III: Lunch Counter Ill: After School Employment II, Ill. ELAINE DACHOS Dach-enjoys riding in Studebakers-fa- vorite pastime sleeping in classes-oh, to spend her summers at Hampton Beach- Country Club-skiing! Camera Club Ig Latin Club I, lly Drama- tics Club I, II: Senior Play Property Com- mittee lllg Press Club Ill: After School Em- ployment I, II, III. PAGE TWENTY-Two NOEL C. DANDLEY Danny-tall, easy-going-came to us irom Middleboro in the middle of Iunior year- used to be in Franklin High School Band- made friends very easily-very likable- humorous-enioys dancing, hunting-"Have fun!"-plans to join Air Force-expects to be aeronautical engineer. IRENE DELUDE Personality unlimited-loves to dance -- thinks boys and girls should go steady??? -loves to hear jokes-English-"I like it!" -wants to travel. After School Employment I, II. MAURICE LIONEL DELUDE Moe-swell personality-enjoys roller skat- ing, swimming, target practice, and dancing -likes to tinker with automobile motors- wants to be an electrician in the Navy. Senior Play III: After School Employ- ment I, Il, Ill. LORRAINE ESTELLE DI-ZMERS Lorry-shy and cute-always neat in ap- pearance-known for outstanding hand work in Home Org.-Arthur Murray is look- ing for her-thinks everything is a big joke--aspires to be an office girl for Gregory Peck. After School Employment I, II, III: Usher Senior Play lIIy Palm Sunday Concert Ill. PEARLY G. DENAULT. I'r. Tall-quiet-winning smile-plans to at- tend trade school-interested in designing and draftsrnanship-enjoys flying and driving-hobby, photography. Camera Club I, Vice-President ll, Presi- dent Illg Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, Illp Radio Program I, lllg Senior Play Stage Committee III: After School Employment II, III. TUSITALA ROBERT DEPONTBRIAND Bob-handsome-blushes very easily- courteous and considerate-shy and easy- going, but always ready for fun-good football player and everybody's friend- ardent sports lan-immediate plan is to attend college. Football II, III. ADELINE DEROSIER Honey-quiet-very seldom heard irom in classes-nice personality-enjoys sports, favorite recreation being swimming-col- lects phonograph records. After School Employment III. CLAUDETTE DESMARAIS Claudie-saxophone-ambition to play in an orchestra - skiing enthusiast-loves roller skating-very neat-will make a good secretary-best giggler in her Eng- lish Class. Radio Program I: Ski Team I: Senior Play Orchestra III: Senior Play Ticket Corn- mittee III: Band I, II, Ill: After School Em- ployment I, II, III: Upper Quarter. NORMAN I.. DESROSIERS Norm-popular football captain-Oh, those eyes!-regular ladies' man-"Sol"-one of N.I-I.S.'s most handsome boys-enjoyed chemistry period-great swimmer-hopes to become a pilot-bet the airlines will be crowded. Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, llly Football I, Il, III, Captain III: After School Employ- ment III. CALLIOPE I. DIMTSIOS Call--dark hair-big brown eyes-every day is Christmas to her-quiet in class- well-liked--does a lot of bowling when she isn't at the Independent Grocery Store-- plans to attend beautician school after gradifation. Band I, II, III: Graduation Orchestra II: Senior Play Orchestra III: After School Employment II. GRADUATION ISSUE ANNETTE LUCILLE DIONNE Annie-friendly and good natured-always ready to help-loves to play tennis and watch television-interested in photography -ultimate ambition is to be a bookkeeper. Senior Play Program Committee III: After School Employment I, ll, III. RICHARD A. DIONNE Dick-the young man with the horn-an excellent student leader for the band -his winning smile made him very popular. Home Room Representative Student Coun- cil I: Camera Club II: Lunch Counter III: Graduation and Senior Play Orchestra III: Palm Sunday Concert III: Band I, II, III, Student Leader III: Alter School Employment I, II, III. LEONARD DOBENS Adept at guiding Senior Class activities and selling produce at the First National-- smiling-ffriendly-popular. Student Council Home Room Represen- tative I: Tattler Business Agent I: Student Council II: Graduation Usher II: Iunior Red Cross Representative ll: Christmas Hop Committee II: Basketball II: Class President III: Senior Prom Committee III: Tusitula Paragrapher Ill: Alter School Employment III. SOPHIE DROBYSH Sandy-ever-ready smile-Merrimack kid -fun to be with-likes children-helpful to others-an avid reader-"Really?"- nurse, lucky patients-good swimmer- baseball fan-occasional after school em- ployment. Latin Club I: Lunch Counter l, ll, III. RHNE IOHN DUBE Rene-skiing enthusiast-a second Daniel Boone when in the woods with a gun- "George!"-hard worker after school-N. R.O.T.C. finalist--famous for his ieep-a good student and a good friend--plans on teaching. Student Council Home Room Represen- tative I: Latin Club I: After School Employ- ment I, II, Ill: Upper Quarter: Prophet. PAGE TWENTY-THREE PATRICIA M. DUI-'OUR Pat-pretty red hair-nice personality- neat dresser-"l've got news for you."- a smile for everybody-friends galore- likes sewing and reading-ultimate plums: interior decorator. Home Room Representative to Student Council Ig After School Employment I, II, lll. LAWRENCE DUTTON Larry-unruly sandy hair-little, but mighty--iovial-spry-always ready to help-and a fine sense oi humor--emoys swimming, basketball, football, baseball, and track-plans to make the United States Navy his career-best of lusk to you! Basketball Illp Press Club III: Junior Red Cross Club I, II, III. ELIZABETH ROSE DWYER Betty-one of our engaged girls-plans to be married soon after graduation-- favorite expression "l bet!"-an active grange member - iootball enthusiast -- loves to roller skate-good natured. Lunch Counter III: Alter School Employ- ment I, II, III. ROBERT H. EAVES Bob-always on the go-"Georgel"-likes to lead discussions-good dancer-will make a good teacher-good luck in your career ol bending young twigs! After School Employment I, II, III. ANASTASIA EFTHEMEOU Tasia-"It's terrific!"-she's terrific--petite -full of fun-likes music and the theater -always kept us laughing-smooth dan- cer-excellent artist-where did she store that vitality? Tattler Artist I: Dramatics Club I, III: Press Club Ill: Tusitala Staff III: Senior Play III: Iunior Red Cross Council I, Il, III: Prom Committee I, II, Illg Christmas Hop Committee I, Il, III: After School Employ- ment II7 Upper Quarter. PAGE TWENTY-FOUR ANNCAROI. ESPEIO Ann-"Oh, float away."-flaming hair--- artist-music fan-sparkling wit-vivacious -fun to be with-has many original ideas -usually smiling but has serious moments -future fashion illustrator. Tattlefr Stail Art Editor II: Personals Editor III: Dramatics Club III: Press Club III, Senior Play III: Tusitala Artist III: Prom Committee I, II, Illg Tattler Artist I, II, lIIg After School Employment II: Upper Quarter. RONALD IOSEPH FAGNANT Fuzzy-carefree-always ready for a joke -"Live, love, be happy, and never change."--fine athlete-born with a bas- ketball in one hand and a catcher's mitt in the other. Intramural Basketball Ip Tattler Business Agent Ig Varsity Basketball H, III: Cross Country III: Press Club Illy Iunior Red Cross Club I, ll, III: After School Employ- ment III. IOSEPH A. I-'ARIZ Ioe-a real brain in history-everyone agrees that he is the best counternicm at Paramount--enjoys woodworking-a very authentic -looking express man in the Senior Play. Senior Play III: Radio Program III: Alter School Employment I, II, III. LORRAINE MARY I-'ARIZ Lorrie-quiet, but friendly-enjoys sew- ing and reading-loves movies- ambition is to be a secretary. Future I-Iomemakers of America If After School Employment I. IOSEPH E. M. FEDESOVICH Fidso-nice dresser-terrific guy--good sport-basketball ian-enjoys swimming and travel--collects phonograph records- "Let's skip school!"-quite a chef-ambi tion, to own a nightclub. - Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III. TUSITALA CHESTER R. FELTON, lr. Chet-crew cut-sport coat-he could find anyone the best seats at the theaters??? -hobby, photography-skating and golf are his favorite recreation-aspires to be- come an aircraft engineer. Camera Club II: Golf III: After School Employment III. BRIAN FINNIGAN Finn-a golf enthusiast-intends to become a professional golf player-is interested in basketball also-often seen in Concord for mysterious reasons-has cx good sense of humor-known for his terrific personality in the crowd. Golf II, III. MARGARET ANN FINUCAN Bucky-very pretty, coal black hair, and oh, what eyes!-always full of fun and a million laughs-sweet and innocent-could be found at any N.H.S. basketball game- immediate plans, telephone operator--ul- timate ambition, to travel. Lunch Counter III: Iunior Red Cross Representative Ill: After School Employ- ment ll, Ill. W. BLANCHARD FISHER Bill-a nice guy and always willing to give a helping hand to anyone-a real skiing enthusiast-music or radio?-will be one of our representatives at B.U.-always seen around school with an instrument case. Graduation and Senior Play Orchestra III: Band I, II, III. ROBERT W. FISSETTE His quiet attitude made Bob appear bash- ful-but underneath fun-loving and good natured-really loves to read-odd job man at Ioe's lce Cream stand-plans after graduation are traveling and entering the service-will probably end up doing both -good luck! After School Employment ll, Ill. GRADUATION ISSUE KENNETH FLUET Ken-good natured-always joking-his poems l?l will never be forgotten-you could always hear Ken's "I'm irresistible" when he was talking to females-smooth dancer-he will be a wonderful master of ceremonies. Senior Play Ill: Radio Program III: Palm Sunday Concert Ill: Glee Club l, II, Ill: After School Employment I, II, Ill. ROY FLUKE Flukie-tall-quiet-enjoys sports-plans to study photography--would like to be a photographer-"How about that!" Senior Play Property Committee III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, Ill: After School Employment ll, III. CARLENE I UNE FOSS Iune-talented in art-ballet, yessiree- loves dancing-horseback riding a must- future, commercial artist. Prom Committees I, II: Radio Program Ill: Tusilala Artist Ill: Tuttle: Artist I, Il, Ill: After School Employment I, II. ROBERT FRASER Fritz-shy in school but not out of school- sport enthusiast-has happy-gcflucky ways --"What say, kid?"-finds pleasure in traveling-ambition is to enter entertain- ment field-sure to succeed. Press Club III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, Ill: After School Employment II, Ill. SUZANNE D. FRASER Sue-black hair, brown eyes-tennis fiend -will make a good model and retailer with her poise and looks-loves dancing and swimming--plans college. Tattler Business Agent I: Dramatics Club I, ll: French Club I, II: Iunior Red Cross Club l, ll: Tennis Il: Home Room Represen- tative to Student Council III: Senior Play Property Committee Ill: After School Em- ployment Il, Ill. PAGE TWENTY-FIVE MILDRED Y. GAGNON Milly-peppy and ambitious-when you hear, "You gotta eat," you're sure to find Milly -- really wonderful dancer-likes knitting-follows the latest fads-future housewife. Lunch Counter Ill, After School Employ- ment I, II, lIl. PAUL ERNEST GAGNON Paul-fella with a sense of humor-joker -terrific painter- always finding him drawing something-wonderful printer- plans to go to commercial art school. Tulltala Art Editor Illy Radio Program lllg Tuttlor Artist I, ll, lllg Prom Committees l, Il, lllp After School Employment I, ll, Illg Upper Quarter. ALBERT L. GARANT Curley-can always be known by his favorite expression "Mant"-excels in woodworking-sociable and witty-loves to attend automobile races-wants to be- come a mechanic and own his own garage. Senior Play Stage Committee lllg Christ- mas Hop Checker lllg After School Employ- ment I, ll, III. BEVERLY ANN GARDNER Bev-liked by one and all-neat dresser -enthusiastic basketball fan-"That slayed mel"-will make a wonderful nurse. Home Room Representative to Student Council II: After School Employment I, Il. LORRAINE A. GENDRON Cute little gal-friends galore-skiing and dancing-ultimate ambition, office work- :aptivating smile-works at BurnScott Inc.-cutest sneeze this side of heaven. After School Employment l, ll, III. PAGE TWEINTY-SIX GEORGE GEORGOPOULOS Patch Ir.-nice guy-swell personality- witty-has college in sight-Mr. Paquette's class clown. Basketball Game Usher and Ticket Col- lector Il, III: Radio Program lllg Palm Sun- day Concert Illy Glee Club I, ll, lllg After School Employment Ill. NANCY IEAN GILSON Gee-Gee-never without a friendly smile -likes to dance- knows how to wear clothes-correspondence her hobby-plans to do office work after graduation-hopes to be a private secretary. Iunior Red Cross I: After School Employ- ment I, Il, Ill. CLAIRE L. GIRARD Claire - terrific-wonderful dancer-sharp dresser-full of fun-friendly-basketball enthusiast--ambition, to be a dancer- "Goodness sakes!"-Best of luck in the future! Home Room Representative Student Coun- cil ll: Prom Committee ll: Senior Play Costume Committee Ill: After School Em- ployment I, II, III. CARL GOLDBLATT Welcome new member of our class from Worcester-golf, track enthusiast there- also member of the French Club and track manager there- mean hand with a soda -enjoys tennis-quiet wit and cheerful- ness have made him well liked-next, col- lege-ambition, field of aeronautics. After School Employment III. CLAIRE E. GRANDMAISON "Number please"-sugar and cake for servicemen in Women's Air Corps-a real jazzer-trying to keep Fred busy?-main attraction on skating rink-sense of humor plus. Iunior Red Cross Representative I, Il, Junior Red Cross Club I, lly Tattlefr Busi- ness Agent Il: After School Employment I, II, III. Tusl'rALA ELAINE GRANGER Quiet lat timesl-"Mercy!"-neat dresser -charming girl with much poise-good singer-everything to perfection-clever mimic-efficient-ambition: surgical nurse. Dramatics Club I, II: Latin Club I, ll, French Club II: lunior Red Cross Club I, ll, Illg Upper Quarter. ELEANOR LILLIAN GREEN El-pleasing manner and wonderful dis- position-baseball fan-knickknack collec- tor-"Gee whiz!"-someday hopes to be- come a nurse-we'd like to be her patients. lunior Red Cross Representative lllp Af- ter School Employment I, ll, III. CHARLES A. GRENIER Charlie-swell guy-forever sporting ties --"It seems to me"-model building-likes office work-Buck Rogers of the high school-will make a good-looking teacher. Home Room Representative Student Council II: After School Employment I, II, III. EFTHIMIOS GRIBAS Tim-bright smile-friendly-full of jokes -"Bananas!"--plans to join the United States Army-ardent sports fan-hobby, painting-would like to be an architect. Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III, Palm Sunday Concert III. THERESA AGNES GRONDIN Terry-shy but has a wonderful persona- lity and cheerful disposition-enjoys skat- ing and swimming-loves ice cream and candy-will make a conscientious book- keeper. Iunior Red Cross Club l, II, lll: Tcxttler Staff III, Tusitcla Typing Committee Ill, After School Employment I, II, III: Upper Quarter. GRADUATION ISSUE ELAINE GUERRETTE Elaine--"Oh mother!"-beautiful hair--has a passion for dancing, knitting, and writ- ing-future plans, private secretary. Student Council Homeroom Representa tive I, II: Granite Girls' State llg Tattler Business Agent ll, III: French Club Il, Ill: Costume Committee Senior Play III: Press Club lllp Palm Sunday Chorus III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, Il, III, Representative II: After School Employment III: Upper Quar- ter. RUTH L. GUERTIN Foofie--cheerleader-magnetic personality -a buddy to all-ardent sports ian-- parties and jokes galore-"Oh, no, not again!"-big black Buick-next stop, lvlary Mount College. Basketball I: Latin Club I, Il: Iunior Class Vice-President II, Prom Committee II: Tuttle! Staff III: Cheerleader Illg Senior Play Property Committee, Co-Chairman lllp Dramatics Club I, II, III: Tennis Team I, II, III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, ll, III: Upper Quarter. THERESA ANN GUICHARD Terry-wonderful sense of humor--vivid personality-piano - playing-coin - collect- ing-many friends-classroom cartoonist-- Iuture in nursing. Latin Club Ip President of Iunior Red Cross I, ll, Reporter and Secretary City- Wide Council I, ll, III, Girls' State II: Press Club Ill: Senior Play lllg Tattler Business Agent III: After School Employment III: Upper Quarter. IOAN M. GUIMOND Ice-beautiful hair-favorite expression "Do you serious?"-snapshots-terrific rol- ler skater--hopes to become a professional. Band Ig After School Employment III. NANCY IANE HACKETT Nan-one of the three musketeers-always ready for a good time-those summers at the beach! -neat dresser-passion tor clothes and basketball-often too busy to work--"School - what a waste!"--plans to enter Wilfred's Academy next fall. Basketball Ip Tuttle: Business Agent lg Tusitala Paragrapher III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: After School Employment I, II. PAGE TWENTY-SEVEN CHRIS HARABOPOULOS Eek-easy to get along with-would like to travel-reads about and collects photos of foreign countries-a great thinker- hopes to secure work in a foreign embassy. All-State Chorus I, III: Glee Club II, III: After School Employment I, II. ROBERT PAUL HARGRAVES Bobo-a very nonchalant, happy-goelucky fellow--can often be heard greeting friends with "Wadda ya say?"--his sparkling blue eyes light up like neon signs to the word baseball, his great love-ultimate ambition to become a professional baseball player-Good luck! Press Club III. CHARLES HARVEY Buddy-witty and full of fun-a good sport in class as well as on the football field- :hildren's joy as Santa Claus-a natural as a sports announcer-should certainly succeed as a salesman. Basketball Ig Football I, II: Baseball I, II. ROBERT H. HARWOOD Bob-wonderful personality attracts many friends-favorite expression, "Bancxnas!"--- dancing and bowling his favorite pastimes -interested in hospital work--plans on career in United States Navy--should ride his hobby of stamp collecting. Senior Play Property Committee Illg Band I, II, III: After School Employment III. BARBARA HASTINGS Barb-quiet girl from down near Tyngs- boro-always ready to be friendly--"Oh, my!"-loves basketball, sewing and knit- ting-immediate plans: nursing-ultimate ambition: airline hostess. Latin Club If Press Club III: Alter School Employment II, III. PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT ia....s4-........, r. ...I ........:...t..,M.m.m ,. .,.:...,. ru... ..-..i.....t..ft. uwx.a...fa-A BARBARA HAUG Barb-blonde-shy but friendly-swim- ming, dancing, drawing, for hobbies-exp cellent pianist-ambition, concert pianist- Carnegie Hall, take note! Tattler Business Agent I, ,lunior Red Cross Representative I: Student Council Home Room Representative I, III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III, Publicity Officer II, III, City-Wide Council ll: Palm Sunday Concert III, Press Club Ill: Talent Assembly III: Senior Play Costume Committee III: Upper Quarter. ROLAND I. HAWKES Hawkeye-flashy argyles-neatness in dress-good manners-"Georgel"---ambi- tion to become a mortician-favorite sport, basketball, of course. Football II: Cross Country Ill: Home Room Representative Student Council III: Radio Program lllg Basketball I, ll, III: Junior Red Cross Club I, ll, III: After School Employment I, II, III. DONALD L. HAYES Gabby-"What is it?"-friendly-loves swimming-hobbies, model planes and stamps-immediate plans to join Air Force--ultimately hopes to be an aeronau- tical engineer. Iunior Red Cross Club lp Tattler Business Agent I: Radio Programs I, III: Senior Play Stage Committee III: Camera Club I, II, III: After School Employment I, II, III. IANICE ELAINE HEALD lan-chemistry whiz-"Yes, dear!"--de- pendable-enjoys swimming-newcomer to N.l-I.S. her junior year-plays the clari- net-iun to be with-ambition to become a teacher. Dramatics Club Ilg Band II, III: French Club III: After School Employment l, II, III: Upper Quarter. NANCY D. HEATH One of South Merrimack's girls-many friends - talks easily - good natured - sparkling-quite an actress and piano player-headed for Plymouth College and elementary teaching. Latin Club I: Class Ring Committee II, Junior Prom Queen's Court II: Senior Play Ill, Press Club III: Glee Club IIIp Dramatics Club III: Palm Sunday Concert III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: Upper Quarter. TUSITALA MARTHA IANE HODGE A girl with a nice personality and a cute smile--"Enchantmentl"-loves to go skat- ing or watch television-would like to be a telephone operator and later a housewife -can usually be found working at Mont- gomery Ward's. Tattler Business Agent II: Lunch Counter llly After School Employment Ill. IAMES FRANCIS HOGAN Itimmy-master of the witticism-"Good man!"-mailroom standby for Nashua Telegraph-friendly and imaginative- basketball and baseball enthusiast-head- ed for New Hampshire University-good luck to a future engineer! Intramural Basketball Ig Radio Program Ill: After School Employment l, II, Ill: Upper Quarter. DOROTHY HOLDEN Dottie-can always be known by her heart- y laugh and cheery disposition-rollen skating favorite pastime-prominent in 4-H work-good artist and a friendly class- mate-plans to become a telephone opera- tor--ultimately a housewife. Dramatics Club lg Tattler Artist II: After School Employment I, II. ALAN W. HOLT Al-always good for a laugh-would like to ski twenty-four hours a day-willing to work long enough to buy skiis-if you should hear someone shout, "Hi Kid," that's our Al. Camera Club II: Tattler Business Agent ll: Track II, III, Manager II: Band I, II, III: After School Employment III. NICHOLAS HONDROCOSTAS Nick-six feet two-good looking--popular on dance floor-sense of hurnor-- swell sport-favorite recreation and hobby bas- ketball--plans to enter college-will make a terrific basketball coach. Basketball I, II, III, Captain III. GRADUATION ISSUE RICHARD DEAN HOOD Dick-tall and muscular-always greeting you with "Hello therel"-baseball is his mania-plays all sports--a friend to all- plans to ioin the Army after graduation-- a future engineer. Senior Play Stage Committee III. ALAN F. HOWE Al-sharp dresser-dark-rimmed glasses- always something funny to say-cham- pion pool player at the Y-photography his main ambition. Home Room Representative to Student Council I, Il: Tattler Business Agent I, Ilg Junior Red Cross Representative I, II: Camera Club II: Radio Program III: After School Employment I, II, III. DOLORES IANE IALBERT Dolly-petite and sweet-really curly- headed-loves reading, music, and danc- ing-will enter nursing school-plans to specialize-her cute smile should cure any ailment. Press Club IIIp Junior Red Cross Club I, II, Illg After School Employment II, III: Upper Quarter. ELLEN ELIZABETH IEBB Elly-hails from Merrimack-square dances -Pontiacs--one of N.H.S.'s best dressed girls-friendly smile-big blue eyes-very dependable and' efficient--Baboosic Lake -considerate of everyone. Latin Club I, II: Tattler Business Agent II, III: Press Club III: Senior Play III: Palm Sunday Concert IIlgDramatics Club I, II, Ill: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III, Represen- tative I, II: Upper Quarter. ERNEST L. IUSTASON Ernie-"Good heavens!"-could always be relied on for a joke-never had much to say in English-wonder why?-hopes to become an electrician. After School Employment I, II, III, PAGE TWENTY-NINE ANDREW FRANCIS KEHOE Andy-opposes the partition of Ireland- swell track man-Detroit rooter-"Is this man your father?"-reads substantial his- tory books-Will Rogers humor-outstand- ing for his sound, logical reasoning-cob lege next. Latin Club Ip Iunior Varsity and Intra- mural Basketball lg Track II, Ill: Tattler Staff II, III: Cross Country III: Press Club lllp Senior Play III: Upper Quarter: Prophet. SHIRLEY ANNE KIRKORIAN Shirl-reserved yet full of iun-friendly with everyone-enjoys reading-real movie enthusiast- "Georgel" - will become a good secretary some day. Press Club III: Senior Play Ticket Com- mittee III: Senior Play Usher III: Tusitala Staff Typist Illy After School Employment I, Il, III. IOAN K. KOBZIK Schmoe -terrific dresser - vivacious and charming personality-passion for bubble gum and football-enjoys dancing and reading-future "hello" girl-oh, those golden earringsl Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: Press Club III: After School Employment III: Upper Quarter. CHARLES K. KOLOCOTRONIS Stone - "You're bugs!" - where there's noise, there's Charlie-a Y enthusiast- ping pong-certified public accountant after Bentley College. Glee Club I: Intramural Basketball Ip Class Ring Committee III, Aiiter School Employment I, II, III. EDWARD WILFRED LACOMBE Oakte-our track hero-popular with boys and girls alike-very humorous and easy- going-nice clothes-pretty girls-always chewing gum-ambition to be a track coach -left to enlist before graduation. Band I, II: Football I, II: Glee Club I, II: Track I, II, All State Il: Senior Play III: Radio Program III. ' ' .V EUGENE D. LAFLOTTE Gene-good-looking-quiet-lover of cow- boys and western movies-enjoys dancing and sports-plans to continue working -would like to own a ranch-"What sayl" Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, Ill: Football I, III: After School Employment I, III. DORIS NANCY LAFOREST Nan-makes friends easily-gay laughter may be heard throughout the classroom- enjoys reading poetry-interested in flow- er growing-should make a very successiul nurse-Good luck! Press Club III. LEO LAIOIE Mike-sport enthusiast-baseball catcher -hunter-loves to work with guns-- plans to take further training to become a gun- smith. Press Club Illp After School Employment I, II, III. RICHARD I. LAMERAND Ioe-curly black hair-always ready for a laugh-enjoys pool and dancing- could always be found at the Y-didn't appear to care for work much but nad hidden ability-witness his honor grades! MURIEI. E. LANGELIER V Murry-silent but attentive-earrings a necessity-claimed the Student Book Guild as dependent on income tax statement- dimples - "Ieepers!" - spent summers at beach-aspiration to become a nurse. PAGE THIRTY Tusl'rAl.A IOHN A. LANOIE Iohnny-shy?-an eye for the girls--nice personality-sharp dresser-always was the best sleeper in study room-hobby, cars -ultimately plans to be a state cop- beware! Glee Club I, II7 After School Employment I, II, III. IOAN LORRAINE LAROCQUE Ioannie-"Holy cow!"-quiet -loves swim- ming-hobby is hair--styling-wrote a sincere letter to Shiro in Japan that soon rewarded Nashua High with many new friends from far away. Palm Sunday Concert Ill, Iunior Red Cross Club I, Il, III. BERNARD E. LAVIGNE Bernie-quiet in English Class-plays a sweet clarinet-never on time-enjoys dancing and collecting phonograph records --plans to be a retail merchant. Band Il, Illy Talent Assemblies Illg After School Employment I, II, III, HENRY LAVOIE Pete-blushes when girls speak to him!! -guess it's his red sweater--skating and golf enthusiast-plans to enter the Navy -hopes to own his own business some- day. Assembly Council Ill: After School Em- ployment I, ll, III. IOAN BETH LAVOIE Ioannie-dark hair, dark eyes-nice smile -well known for her giggling--likes danc- ing and roller-skating-ardent sports ian -would like to be a nurse someday. Radio Program Ig Senior Play Costume Committee III: After School Employment l, II. III. GRADUATION ISSUE LORETTA G. I.eBLANC Lorry-"Don't panic!"-fashion - wise-al- ways well groomed-sweet disposition- friendly-winsome and charming ways-- loves skiing and dancing-immediate plans, college. Iunior Prom Attendant ll: Iunior Prom Committee llp Press Club Ill: Senior Play Usher Committee Ill: Iunior Red Cross Club I, Il, III: After School Employment Ilg Upper Quarter. SHIRLEY LEDOUX Shorty-a smile for everyone--loves to write letters-"Oh, brother!!"-happy-go- lucky-Plymouth Teachers College in Sept- ember-wants to be an elementary school teacher. Future Homemakers of America Club Ip Iunior Red Cross Representative Ip Radio Programs I, III: Glee Club II, IIIp Senior Play Ill: Palm Sunday Concert Ill: After School Employment I, II, lll. NORMAN F. LEONARD A great man of the outdoors-craves hunt- ing and fishing-handy with a pencil and T square-clerk at Hagerty's market-- desires to become a draftsman. After School Employment I, Il, III. LORRAINE LESIEUR Lorry-shy, but easy with those who know her-friendly, successful salesgirl-ambi- tious-"Oh, brother!"-enjoys dancing and likes sewing-a future skilled housewife. Lunch Counter III: After School Employ- ment I, II, III. ANITA LEVESQUE Nita-roller-skating star-big bright brown eyes-congratulations are in order for her planned marriage-if that isn't cr full time job, she plans to do office work--best wishes and happiness :tor the future. Home Room Representative Student Council I, II: Tattler Reporter I, II, Business Agent llly Iunior Red Cross Representative II, Illg Tusitala Typist Illg Dramatics Club llly After School Employment I, II, III. PAGE THIRTY-ON E CARMEN E. LEVESQUE Carm-what would Woolworth's be without Carmen?-"Ducky"-would someday like to be a merchandiser-likes dancing and skating-collects records as a hobby. Senior Play Ticket Committee Ill: Senior Play Usher III: After School Employment I, II, III. DORIS ELAINE LEVESQUE Dot-quiet and shy, but very popular- easy to make friends with-very pretty- neat dresser-will be the kind of nurse patients dream of. Dramatics Club I, III: Home Room Repre- sentative Student Council I, III: Iunior Prom Attendant Il: Iunior Red Cross Club II, III, City-Wide Council lllp Senior Play Usher IIIpPalm Sunday Concert IIIgLunch Counter I, II, III. FERNAND I. LEVESQUE Ferny-everybody's friend-models prize winning cars-"Phooey"-ambition to be- come an industrial designer-hobby, wood- working-immediate plans, Northeastern University. Iunior Red Cross Representative lp Hcnor Winner, Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Model Car Contest llp After School Employ- ment II, III: Upper Quarter. PAUL R. LEVESQUE Curly top-enjoys swimming and baseball -aspires to become a professional base- ball player-an ardent Sox fan-outstand- ing in French-"Gad, Marvin!"-wicked hand at the typewriter. After School Employment III. LOUIS PHILIP LOCKWOOD Lou-one of our best baseball players- everyone's buddy-tall and muscular-- Harxy Iames the second-likes music, sports, and reading-plans to ioin the Navy-would like to become a professional baseball player. Band I, ll, III: Senior Play Orchestra III: Baseball II, III: After School Employment I, II, III. PAGE THIRTY-Two DONALD E. MAGNUSON Don-greets everyone with a smile-excels in speech-ready with a conversation any- time-our cross-country boy-swimming at "Suds"-ambition Bible school or Navy. Senior Play III: Dramatics Club Ill, Cross Country lllp After School Employment III. MARGARET MALITSOS Peg-our Miss Preen in the Senior Play- radiant personality-likes bowling, swim- ming, camping, and dancing-loves to give parties-"I qot news for you!"- successful future in nursing. Latin Club I: Radio Program Ig French Club I, II: Press Club Ill: Senior Play III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, ll, III: After School Employment Illg Upper Quarter. LILLIAN G. MANLEY Chickie-"Gollyl"-petite and cute-favo- rite recreation, swimming- also likes to play basketball-collects snapshots-ulti- mate ambition to become a beautician. Future Homemakers Club Ig Tattler Staff I: Basketball Ip Iunior Red Cross Club I, ll, Ill: After School Employment I, III. CONSTANCE I. MARKEWICH Connie-sweaters and saddle shoes her specialty-always neat in appearance- a quiet manner-enjoys skating, swimming, hunting-loves to fly airplanes-plans to become a nurse. HARRY MARSHALL Harvey-happy-qo-lucky-will do anything for a friend-"Send it to the press!"---- "Tick, Tick!"-crew cut-dctncinq-likes sports-plans to shift to the Air Force right after graduation-ultimate ambition, million- aire. After School Employment II, III. TUSITALA THERESA E. MARTIN McGhee-a very quiet but extremely likable girl-seldom heard from in classes-bound to be an asset to any office staff as a secretary-her blush should make her a sure-fire hit in business college. Junior Red Cross Club I, II, III: Iunior Red Cross Representative III: Tusltala Pa- ragrapher III. ' MARY E. MASON Cute blonde-friendly smile for everyone -intends to be another Florence Nightin- gale-an asset to any hospital-always in a hurry-another of our sports enthusiast. Future Homemakers of America III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: After School Em- ployment I, II. HENRY ALBERT MCEVOY Mac-short-curly hair-made a good con- vict in the Senior Play-excellent typist- hobby, photography- "Oh, Boyl" -will make a good teacher or businessman- plans to attend college. Tuliiala Staff Typist III: Senior Play III. ' RICHARD McKAY Mac-good looking-popular-neat dress- er-loves sports-has a terrific set shot in basketball-plans to ioin the Air Force after graduation-hopes to become a cri- minal lawyer-"I'm serious." Track II, III: Basketball I, II, III: After School Employment II. MARY MCKINLEY Polly-Witty remarks-stylish clothes, tal- ent for designing them-a dry sense of humor which no one can overlook-happy- go-lucky--liked by everyone-loves rec- ords, especially be-bop-plans to teach small fry the ABC's-"Don't panic!" Junior Red Cross Club I, II, III: Tusitala Paragrapher III: After School Employment III: Upper Quarter. GRADUATION ISSUE ELIZABETH ANNE McNIFF Betsy-always laughing-found at all sports events-square dance enthusiast-"Swing your partner!"-plans to be an elementary school teacher-lucky kids! Dramatics Club I, II: Iunior Red Cross Representative I, II: Usher for One-Act Plays I: Tattler Business Agent ll: Iunior Red Cross City-Wide Council Ill: Senior Play Usher III: Intramural Tennis I, II, III. ERNEST MERCIER Ernie-tall, dark, and handsome--seen in constant company with a basketball, never with a girl-shone on Nashua I-Iigh's court -shy, well-liked-quiet sense of humor- future plans lie in the family wood business. Basketball I, II, III. PAULINE T. MICHAUD "Let's face it!"-hobbies are painting, charcoal drawing, and aviation-cute and tiny-welcoming smile-especially enjoys music and sports-plenty of vim and vital- ity-hospitals need nurses like her. French Club II: Dramatics Club III: Home Room Representative Junior Red Cross Club III, City-Wide Council III: After School Employment II, III. EARLE MIGNEAULT "Earle with an e!"-whiz in Math and Chem-bicycle enthusiast-runs mile races in 900 heat-given to eating bananas before track meets-Harvard in mind- pessimist, philosopher, and woman hater -future Naval officer? We think so. fLatin Club II, III: Track II, III: Cross Country Ill: Ticket Committee Senior Play III: Upper Quarter. FREDERICK W. MILLER Fred-came to N.l-I.S. his senior year- participated in intramural football and soccer at former schools-Fuller brush man -enjoys art and chess-ambition, to be- come a psychologist. Iunior Red Cross Club III: After School Employment III. PAGE THIRTY-THREE THOMAS F. MORAN. Ir. Tom-a new student from Fitchburg in junior year-played intramural basket- ball there-tall-friendly-enjoys hockey-- hobbies, sports and sign painting---ambr tion, to be an engineer-lots of luck! Iunior Red Cross Club Illg After School Employment III. ARMAND H. MOREAU "Money Mad''-ambitious-apprentice meat cutter-enjoys playing the harmonica and likes photo-coloring - "Eh, Bebe!" - plans to join Navy after graduation-ought to own a market someday. After School Employment I, II, Ill. DONALD MOREAU Don-"Gee whiz!"-shy, but friendly wilt. everyone-one of his favorite pastimes is bowling--also interested in stamp collect- ing and photography-immediate plan is to enter Navy but hopes to be a chemist someday-loads of success! GENE MORIN Crit-cute infectious smile-deep dimple- ilashy ski jacket--steady ioking---noted for his "Critic's Review"-terriiic artist and dancer-"Heyl" Glee Club I, II7 Christmas I-lop Commit- tee I, III: Dramatics Club Illg Tattler Staff III: Tusltala Artist III: Radio Program Ill, Talent Assembly Ill: Senior Play III: Press Club lllg Tattler Artist I, II, III: Prom Deco- rations I, Il, lllg After School Employment III: Upper Quarter. ELIZABETH ANN MORSE Friendly and gay personality-loves to knit-we'll always remember her rushing into classes at the last possible moment -"Oh, gollyl"-ultimately hopes to be a nurse. Dramatics Club Ill: After School Employ- ment II, III. CLAIRE RHEA MOUSSETTE Cute-good natured-witty-known to be dependable-loves to dcmce-"Shrewdl"- wants to be an X-ray technician. Tattler Business Agent Ig Iunior Red Cross Representative I, II: Press Club III: Dramatics Club III: After School Employ- ment III. LORRAINE ANN MULLIKIN Loli-witty-loads of pep-"What a crazy kid!"-future Florence Nightingale. Radio Program I, One-Act Plays Ig Latin Club I, II: State Drama Contest II: Granite Girls' State II: Assembly Play II: Iunior Red Cross Club III: City-Wide Council Il, III: Press Club III: Tuttle! Staff III: Senior Play Ill: Palm Sunday Concert III: Radio Program III: Dramatics Club I, II, Ill: After School Employment II, III: Upper Quarter. PAULINE NOEL Loads of fun-"Phooey!"-likes swim- ming-plans to enter nursing school- arnbition, to be a pediatrician-good luck! Dramatics Club III: Junior Red Cross Club l, II, III: Senior Play Ticket Committee Ill: Senior Play Usher III: Palm Sunday Concert III: After School Employment I, Il. AUDREY ALTHEA OLIVER Auclie-quiet-studious-smooth dresser-- loves to swim-"For heaven's sake!"--fin ger painting is her hobby-plans to attend U.N.I-I.-hopes to be a secretary. Senior Play Program Committee Chair- man III, Upper Quarter. ROBERT O'NEIL Punchy-"Ha, ha, that's rich!"-one of Osgood's best drivers-great sport enthu- siast-popular classmate-full of fun and jokes-good football player-ultimate am- bition, to be a coach-will soon be wearing bell-bottomed trousers-luck in future. Football I, ll: After School Employment II, III. uhndne PAGE THIRTY-FOUR TUSITALA GERARD OUELLETTE Ierry-tall, dark, and good looking-ca- mera enthusiast-enjoys bowling-rather quiet but always ready with a joke at the right time-plans to become a ceriiiied public accountant. Press Club III: After School Employment I, II, III. IEANNE E. OUELLETTE Ieannie-dazzling eyes-"Are you insane? ' -qiggler-funny jokes-Berlin, N. H.-her smile brightened our classrooms-ambition: nursing. Dramatics Club I, ll, Ill: Tennis I, lil, French Club II: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III, City-Wide Council ll, III: Senior Play Costume Committee, Co-Chairman III: Press Club III, Palm Sunday Concert Ill: After School Employment II. PAUL G. OUELLETTE Paul-easy to get along with-loves bas- ketball-collects stamps-spends a lot of nights watching television-big soap ty- coon at the First National-ambition is to become a cashier. Tattler Business Manager Ill: After School Employment. ROBERT N. OUELLETTE Bob-the essence of politeness, especially to the girls-had his ups and downs as an elevator operator-"I don't get it"- good bowler- hobby: reading-plans: Air Force and then on to be an oculist. Tattler Reporter Ig Granite Boys' State II: Graduation Usher Ilp Senior Play Ticket Committee Ill: Radio Program III: After School Employment I, ll, lllp Upper Quarter. ALAN D. PAINE Sid-"Drop dead!"-always has a smile -witty-nice personality-wonderful book commentator in English-enjoys bowling- hobby, chemistry-after graduation, the Air Force, someday, a pharmacist. Home Room Student Council Representa- tive lg After School Employment I, II, III: Upper Quarter. GRADUATION Issue DANA L. PALMER Dana-carefree-"Nutsl "-enjoys baseball -plans to go to college and become a draftsman. Radio Program lg Latin Club I: Intramural Basketball Ig Press Club III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, ll, Ill. IULIA PAPADOPOULOS Iulie-quiet-always neat and on time- has a smile for everyone-loves music and television-noted for her beautiful hand work-ambition to be a Greek teacher- and a wonderful teacher she will be. Glee Club II, III, Senior Play Ill: Palm Sunday Concert III. THOMAS I. PAPPADEMAS Poppy-good sport-very jovial-perpetual smile-enjoys swimming-wants to do ra- dio work-ambition is to be a master of ceremonies. Intramural Basketball lp Press Club III: After School Employment ll, Ill. ANDREW PAPPAGIANOPOULOS Andy wats popular about school, and showed true talent in art. As he kept his troubles to himself, few of us knew of his struggle against a heart ailment, which forced him to leave school only three weeks before his death. His courageous spirit in his losing battle was truly admirable. Basketball Manager Ip Tusltala Staff III, Palm Sunday Concert III. MARY MARGUERITE PARADIS Margo-charming personality reflected in her quick smile and friendly air-easy- going - ardent sports fan - loves parties and dances-wants to do office work- "Imagine thatl" Secretary of Class II: Prom Committee ll: Student Council III: Red Cross Club I, Il, lllg Chairman Tusltala Typing Commit- tee III, After School Employment III: Upper Quarter. PAGE THIRTY-FIVE IANE PARKER Ianie-very gentle, quiet, and reserved- always neat looking-courteous manners -never cross-enjoys reading and knit- ting--hopes to enter nursing school and become a private nurse. After School Employment III. FRANCIS WILLIAM PATON Frank-dark curly hair-tall and husky- good-natured and fine sense of humor- shy-blushes a lovely pink-sports ian- "Well, say!"-N.R.O.T.C. finalist- enioys football, track, bowling-Nashua I-ligh's line-backer in '50-plans on teaching. Latin Club Ig Football I, ll, Ill: Senior Pley III: Radio Program Ill, Upper Quarter. DONALD FRANCIS PATTERSI-IALL Don-friendly-took much teasing from girls--likes woodworking-favorite pas- time is reading-ambition is to be a lino- type operator-"Georgel" as Don says to everything. - Latin Club ly Press Club Ill, After School Employment I, II, III. MARCELLA F. PELLETIER Marci-"You don't say!"-winsome smile -enjoys dancing, swimming, sewing- makes clothes with style-plans to join service. Future I-lomemakerg of America Ig All- State Chorus I, Basketball Ig Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III, Representative I, II, III: Lunch Counter III: After School Em- ployment II, III. IOYCE L. PHELAN loy-pleasant-reserved-loves swimming -basketball ian-hobby aeronautics- im- mediate plans, nursing-ambition to be a surgical nurse. Dramatics Club III: Camera Club Secre- tary III: lunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: All- State Chorus I, II: Palm Sunday Concert Ill PAGE THIRTY-SIX PAUL PHELAN Hudson-quiet and ambitious-brainy- "Let's eat!"-enjoys electronics and hunt- ing--Boys'State-plans to enter the Uni- versity of New Hampshire-hopes to be an electrical engineer. Boys' State II: Senior Play Stage Com- mittee IIIp After School Employment I, Il. I- RICHARD PIWOWARSKI Piwo-loves basketball and baseball- plays both very well-good looking-con- scientious student-crewcut-"What a wise guy!"-ironically nicl-:named "the flash"- plans to become a lawyer after Holy Cross. Latin Club I7 Glee Club Ig Radio Pro- gram Ig Baseball I, Ilp Basketball Il, llly Press Club Illy After School Employment III: Upper Quarter. .NORMAND F. POFF Norm-best salesman Lynch's ever had-- "Ycu clown!"-if there's a dance in town you'll find Norm there-neat dresser- very special plaid shirts-immediate plans to join Air Force, but claims his main ambition is to retire young. Intramural Football Ig Intramural Baseball Ip After School Employment II, III. IOHN POLOSKI Ioker-quiet lin schooll-qreat lover ol baseball-our fielder for the ward league -banana split his favorite dish-"What a case!"---after graduation he wants to be- come part of Uncle Sam's great Air Force. Senior Play Stage Committee III. RICHARD G. POMBRIO Dick-"Oh, goodie!"-a popular and ter- rific friend-anything for a laugh-enjoys tennis and skiing-immediate plans, en- gineering at the University of New Hamp- shire. Tattler Business Agent Ig Radio Program I: Intramural Basketball Ig Track Ip Student Council I, II: Christmas Hop Committee I, II, Dramatics Club II: Graduation Usher II: Prom Committee II: Senior Play Property Committee III: Tennis I, II, III: After School Employment II, lll. TUSITALA SUSAN THAYER PRICHARD Sue-avid N.I-I.S. rooter--peppy-"Good :ow!"-- excels in all sports-graceful, whether on the stage or on the dance floor- "Charleston Girl"- her versatility the admiration of all her classmates. Latin Club I, Il, Vice-President II: Drama- tics Club' I, II: Assembly Play II: Prom Committee II, III:Senior Play III: Press Club III: French Club III, President III: Tennis Team I, II, III: Upper Ouarter. MARCELLINE PRINCE Marcy-blond-creative ability-sews well -a budding poet, artist, and philosopher --one of our hard-working, co-operative art students-enjoys the theater and music. Latin Club I: Dramatics Club I, II: Tattler Artist II, III: Tusitala Staff III: Prom Com- mittee I, II, III, Chairman II: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: After School Employ- ment II, III: Upper Quarter. IOHN THOMAS PRUTSALIS Iohnny--friendly--always has a smile for everyone--likes baseball and basketball -talented trombone player--plans to go to college-ambition, to be a dentist. Tattler Business Agent I: Orchestra Ill: All-State Band III: Talent Assembly III: Band I, II, III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: Upper Quarter, IOHN C. PUTNAM Shy-easy-going-plays baseball for en- joyment-one of "Pop's" trombone specia- lists-ambition to operate and own a restaurant-talented with a pencil and T square. Senior Play Orchestra III: Talent Assem- bly III: Band I, II, III: After School Em- ployment I, II, III. BARBARA ANN RABY Curtain-time, Miss Bernhardtl-Iriendli ness-popularity- brains., One Act Plays I: Student Council Home Room Representative I: "I Speak for Democ- racy" Winner I: Latin Club I, II: Radio Program II: State Drama Festival II: Orien- tation Day Speaker II: State Wellesley Iu- nior College Club Award II: Prom Princess II: Tattler Staff II, III, Associate Editor III: Dramatics Club I, II, Vice-President II, President III: Press Club III: D.A.R. Good Citizen III: Senior Play III: After School Employment III: Upper Ouarterp Prophet. GRADUATION ISSUE MAURICE E. RAVENELLE Mala-"What a pitouI"-sharp plaid shirts -easy to get along with-enjoys basket- ball and ping pong-his father'5 best de- livery boy-United States Navy will be next stop-would like someday to be a linotype operator. After School Employment I, II, III. PAULINE I. RAYMOND Her terrific smile adds much to her spark- ling personality-"That's pathetic!"--en- joys dancing and all sports-will continue working-her own coiffure will be an ex- cellent advertisement Ior her hairdressing establishment. Lunch Counter III: After School Employ- ment I, II, III. CLAIRE FLAVIA REICHARD Brilliant and hard-working-"I mean ........ " -the 'Iattler's guiding light and inspira- tion-Mount Saint Mary's!-then on to be- come a laboratory technician. Radio Program I: French Club II, III, Vice-President II: Senior Class Secretary III: Senior Play Head Usher and Ticket Committee III: Press Club III: Dramattcs Club I, II, III, Secretary II, Program Chair- man III: Tattler I, II, III, Editor-in-Chief III: After School Employment I, II, III: Valedic- torian. IANICE IRENE RICHARDS Ginger-favorite expression "Kudai"-ter- rific sense of humor-always ready with a joke-will always be remembered for her contagious laugh-full of fun and po- pular with both girls and boys--ultimate ambition, housewife. Radio Program III: Tusitala Paragrapher III. SUSANNE RICHARDS Sue-world's greatest optimist-"That's the spirit!"-deep understanding-personality plus-likes to read, ski-active in civic groups--ambition: M.R.S. degree or author. Girls' Basketball I: Glee Club I, II, III: Latin Club I, II, III, President Ill: Granite Girls' State II: Orientation Day Speaker II: State Drama Festival II: Tattler Staff II, III: Press Club III: Senior Play III: Palm Sun- :lay Concert III: Radio Program III: Upper Quarter. PAGE THIRTY-SEVEN IOAN ROBBINS Ioanie-good-natured-attracted to sports and dancing--friendly and sincere-when you hear "Pe-tritied!" think ot Ioan- a pleasant waitress-on to further education at Business College. Dramatics Club III: Press Club III: Senior Play Usher Committee Ill: After School Employment I, II. DORIS ROBERTS Tiny-proof that good things come in small packages-oh, to be her pet hamster--hw morouse-sparkling conversationalist-''Turn blue!"-collects snapshots - swimming - roller-skating-art school-hopes to be a dancer. Tattler Business Agent II: All-State Chor- us II: Glee Club III: Palm Sunday Con- cert llly After School Employment ll, llly Talent Assembly III. WILLIAM A. ROBERTS Bill-came to us from Portland, Maine, via Westerly, Connecticut-Westerly band- good mechanic-likes to swim-builds moe dels for a hobby-favorite expression "That's a good one!"-ultimate ambition, to become a skilled mechanic. Band II: After School Employment III. ALVIN H. RODGERS Al-good-natured and easy-going--has a car that has never seen 30 M.P.H., but still manages to get stopped-he would like to be a chief maintenance electrician in the Air Force. After School Employment ltl. GEORGIANNA ROGERS Georgie-"For heaven's sake!"-talented pianist-enjoys ice skating and classical music-shy but cordial-plans to enter Peabody Conservatory-aspires to bee come a music teacher or soloist-will cer- tainly succeed in her chosen profession. Glee Club ll: Junior Red Cross Club I, II, III: Upper Quarter. PAGE THIRTY-EIGHT CARMEL E. ROY What a cutie pie-"I should have gotten an A"-"Come on, give me a breakl"M sense of humor-will make a good office girl-Miss Brockelman of '51-a dance- floor attraction. Glee Club I, II: Senior Play Usher lllp After School Employment II, Ill. ROBERT GERALD ST. LAURENT Bob-came to Nashua High late in his sophomore year-at St. Iohnsbury Acade- my active in football, cross-country, French club, Student Council-has made many friends-loves outdoor life-Daniel Boone the second-hopes to go to school and take up forestry. Iunior Red Cross Club III. ERWIN F. ST. PETER A million laughs-full of vim and vigor- very popular-excels on golf course. Latin Club I: Radio Program Ig Track Ip Dramatics Club I, llg Graduation Usher ll, Iunior Business Manager II: Iunior Prom Committee ll, Illg Tusitala Paragrapher III: Vice-President Student Council III: Tuttle: Business Agent Illp Talent Assembly III: Christmas Hop Committee III, Golf I, II, III, After School Employment I, II. III. ARTHUR SANTERRE Art-always asking "What's up?"--shy with the opposite sex-reserved-loves all sports-likes to play baseball-reads quite a bit-plans to join the Navy--a future Machine Accountant. Iunior Red Cross Club I, Il, III: After School Employment II. GUY A. SANTERRE Tinyl-always good natured-very amiable -sonorous laugh-"Oh, yeah!"--ardent movie fan-aspires to be cz big wheel in the A G P-keep away from milk trucks, Guyl After School Employment I, Il , III. TUSITALA LEO NORMAND SANTERRE Good looking-neat dresser-ambitious- an excellent clarinet player-enjoys base- ball-ambition, to play in a band- "George!"-immediate plans to join the Navy. Senior Play III: Band I, II, III, All-State III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: After School Employment I, II, III. IOSEPH SCHEIDER Ioe-friend to all-loves hunting and out- door life-born with a gun in one hand- plans to join Marines-wants to be a game warden-hopes to hunt moose and other big animals. After School Employment I, II, III. PAUL FRANCIS SCHMIDT "Gadl"-our unforgettable Sherry-throws his weight around the First National- college next-then, success. Radio Program I: Community Chest Es- say Winner II: Granite Boys' State II: Class President II: Tattler Staff II: Talent Assem- ly II, III: Irunior Red Cross City-Wide Council II, III, Club II, III: French Club II, III, President III: Tusitala Co-Editor-in-Chief III: Drarnatics Club II, III: Senior Play III: State Drama Festival III: Latin Club I, II, III: After School Employment I, II, III: Upper Quarter: Class Orator. CLIFFORD STANLEY SCHULTZ Stan-blond-has a smile for everyone- likes baseball-has artistic ability-plans to go to trade school-ambition, to be a drafts- man. After School Employment II, III. FREDERICK SIESICKI Fred-quiet, but lriendly-a good worker ---one of the Nashua Country Club's best waiters-expects to join the Navy and see the world after graduation. After School Employment I, II, III. GRADUATION ISSUE IOAN C. SKORB Ioanie-likes sports and photography-an asset to our glee club-"Why, shore!"- U.N.I-I.-aspires to become a chemist- watch out for the I-IZ! Camera Club I: Tattler Reporter I, Staff III: Junior Red Cross Representative III: Senior Play Property Committee III: Palm Sunday Concert III: Latin Club I, II, III: Glee Club I, II, III, Secretary III: All-State Chorus III: Upper Quarter. DOROTHY A. SMITH Dot-friendly-nice personality -talented organist and pianist-enjoys reading- immediate plans, to continue working at present iob-ambition, to be a private secretary. Radio Program III: Senior Play Property Committee III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: After School Employment III: Upper Quarter. I. LOUISE SNOW Lou--shy, but always has a friendly smile -quiet personality-ardent sports fan- "Wow!"-ambition, to be a physical edu- cation instructor-keep them fit. Camera Club I: Palm Sunday Concert III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: After School Employment I, II, III. ANN E. SOUCY Known to all for her friendliness and witty remarks-always well dressed-grand work as counselor at the Nashua Fresh Air Camp -hobby, photography-lots of luck in your travels, Ann. Camera Club III: Future Home Makers of America III: Senior Play Costume Com- mittee III: Palm Sunday Concert III: Upper Quarter. IOAN BARBARA SOUCY Ioanie-"How terrific!"-always smiling- likes a ioke-really happy-go-lucky-likes sports and reading-plans to work in an office-a future housewife. Senior Play Ticket Committee III: After School Employment II, III. PAGE THIRTY-NINE RONALD R. SOUCY Ronnie-renowned for silence in English class-very friendly to those who know him--Distributive Education trainee-en- joys sports-had little time for school acti- vities. After School Employment I, II, III. BRUCE RICHARD SPAULDING His extraordinary courtesy noticed and appreciated by all-yen for travel-has a library of terrific photographs of his trips- often found working at his dad's Howard Iohnson's-"You're darn right!"-hopes to enter Merchant Marine and then business -future founder of a Howard Spaulding chain? Graduation Usher II: Assistant Book Edi- tor Tattler lit: Senior Play III: Radio Pro- gram III: Upper Quarter. MARION LOUISE STRATTON Sparkling blue eyes-always full of smiles -fun to be with-a brain that radiates fun-loves sports, especially skating- popular music fan-lucky youngsters will someday have this miss for a teacher. Basketball I: French Club III: Press Club III: Senior Play Prompter III: Radio Program III: Dramatics Club I, II, III: Upper Quarter. ROMAN SUSALKA "Brooklyn Bomba"-handsome-muscular -always ready for a good laugh- plans to join the Navy Air Corps-loves sports especially basketball-hopes to become a lawyer. Intramural Basketball I: Iunior Red Cross Club I, ll, III, City-Wide Council Officer I: Dramatics Club Ill: Senior Play III: State Drama Festival III: After School Employ- ment I, II, III: Palm Sunday Concert III. IOAN F. TEMPLE Dolly-friendly and sweet-always smil- ing and happy-loves the Navy-favorite expression, "Live"-likes music and paint- ings-also interior decorating-ambition, to get married and live in Vermont. One Act Play Usher I: Future Home Makers of America Il, Ill: Senior Play Costume Committee III. PAGE FORTY PATRICIA SILVER THERIAULT Pat-came from Rochester for senior year but returned in March-at Spaulding High interested in basketball, cheering squad, Tri-I-li Club, dramatics, softball, student council-cheery smile-loads of personality -"Oh, fiddlel"-plans to become surgical nurse--Good luck! Press Club Ill: Dramatics Club III: Ra- dio Program III: Senior Play III. PAUL THERRIEN Good natured - wonderful friend - well liked, especially by members of the football team-loves sports, mostly hockey and ice- skating-football player-plans to make the Air Force his career. Football I, II. III: After School Employ- ment III. RAYMOND THIBAULT Doc-a very likable and popular man about school-"What's up, Doc?"-likes to collect records-a smile for everyone- plans to own a big poultry farm and make scads of money. Home Room Representative Student Coun- cil lll: Dance Committee Future Farmers of America III. ZATAE SARGENT THOMAS Zatae-one of the most popular girls in school-cute and full of fun-sparkling personality - many friends - enthusiastic sports fan-will make a wonderful nurse. Basketball I: Junior Prom Attendant Il: Dramatics Club III: Tattler Business Agent Ill: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: After School Employment III. RUTH IANEI' TIERNAN Shy, but always has a friendly smile for everybody-a conscientious student- hob- bies are cooking and music-ultimate ambi- tion is to be a bookkeeper. Iunior Red Cross Representative II: Tattlor Staff III: Palm Sunday Concert III: Upper Quarter. TUSITALA MURIEL TROMBLY A neat girl with a smile for everyone- collects snapshots-enjoys dancing- Para- mount's best waitress-industrious-won- derful dancer-chemistry is Mal's ambition. Future Homemakers of America Ip Eas- ketball Ig After School Employment I, II, III. DORIS THERESA TROMBLY Doris-quiet and shy, with a blushing smile-popular-ever ready to help-a wonderful girl-will be a successful French interpreter after college. French Club Il, Ill, Iunior Red Cross Representative III: Senior Play Usher III: Dramatics Club I, II, Illg Upper Quarter. NICHOLAS GEORGE TSIMBIDAROS Nick-extremely quiet-very seldom heard from-favorite expression, "George"- hobby, collecting coins-often to be seen being very busy at Henry's Diner. Baseball I, II, III: After School Employ- ment I, Il, Ill. DENYSE UNDERHILL Denyse-"Sugar!"-a blushing lass with many friends-her cheery "hello" was frequently heard in the corridor-loves sports, especially basketball-reading is her hobby-wants to become an art teacher. Basketball Ig Prom Committee I, Ilg Dra- matics Club I, II, State Drama Festival II. DONALD I. UPHAM lied-short - carrot top - enjoys dancing and skating--better than average baseball player-the football team certainly kept him running-"Huh?"-plans to enter the service upon graduation. Senior Play Stage Committee III: Football Manager I, II, III. GRADUATION Issus MARGARET THERESA VIENS Terry-swimming, Skiing, basketball, Stein- beck - cheerleader, basketball, softball, one-act plays, class treasurer in Amherst -sparkling wit-brilliant sense of humor -U.N.H.--then, journalism. Latin Club If Community Chest Essay Winner Il, Scholastic Writing Award II, III: Dramatics Club III, Taitler Book Editor III: Palm Sunday Concert III: Talent Assembly III, Press Club III: Tusitala Paragrapher Illy Glee Club I, Il, III, Upper Quarter: Prophet. FLORIS VOS Floor--came to the United States from Holland in October-served in Dutch army -speaks five different languages-made friends quickly- great sense of humor- plans to attend Boston University-ambition is to manage plywood concern in Holland -field hockey, swimming, sailing, cricket at Nieuwe Lyceum, Bilthoven, Holland. WILLIAM WAKEFIELD Bill-a terrific combination of blonde hair and bue eyes-oh, that smile!-likes music -plays the clarinet-co-operative is his middle name--constantly saying "Pssst"- ambition, to become a Certified Public Accountant. , Tattler Business Agent II, Circulation Manager III: Senior Play Ill: Press Club III: junior Red Cross Club I, II, Illp Alter School Employment I, ll, III: Upper Quarter. M. DAVID WALCH My-big, broad, blond-no, it wasn't a tlying saucer you just saw, it was Dave in his automobile-another Tommy Dorsey in the band-"Take it easy" is his favorite expression, and he does just that--played basketball at the Y-ambition to become a drattsman and get married. Band II, III: Senior Play Property Com- mittee lllp After School Employment Ill. ANNE DAVIS WESSON Annie-Ruth--neat dresser-carefree and gay--terrific personality-wherever Anne is, there is always laughter-"Does it look all right?"-tops as swimmer-spends lei- sure time reading-plans to be a nurse. Tennis Ig Latin Club lg Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, Secretary ll: Talent Assembly Ill: Dramatics Club III: Press Club III: Senior Play Costume Committee III. PAG E Fo RTY-ON E IACQUELINE FAY WEST Jackie-transfer from Milford High School -secretary of Glee Club there-ambitious student-very likable-relishes horseback riding-hails from Brookline, had to take the big yellow bus-wonderful dancer- wants to become a stenographer. After School Employment II, III, Upper Quarter. BARBARA ANN WHELTON Barb - peppy cheerleader-dynamic per- sonality-"Don't panic!"-college boys-- Hampton Beach-everybody's friend-al- ways hustling-smile like a ray of sunshine -Nashua's loss is U.N.H.'s gain. Latin Club Ig Basketball If Tcxttler Busi- ness Agent I, Staff Il, Ill, Student Council llg Granite Girls' State II: Cheerleader lllg Senior Play Usher Illg Senior Class Vice- President Illg Prom Committee Illg Tusitala Paraqrapher Illg Upper Quarter. NORMAN D. WHITE Non-plans to attend U.N.l'I.-enjoys a good game of tennis- likes to sing--coin collector-camp counselor-quiet in school -good square dancer-hopes to become a florist. Iunior Red Cross Club I, Il, III. SANDRA WHITNEY Sandy-a good looking ballerina-"Oh, yuh!"-"Let's go roller-skating"-what a pupil at dancing college!-sweaters and skirts-"Red Shoes" has been looking for her. Dramatics Club I, Il. LENORE IOYCE WHITTEMOHE To blonde hair add grey-green eyes, ori- ginal witticism, high-power personality: the result Noo-Neo-"Crying out loud!"-kept the mailmen from here to Colorado busy- discussions in the Priscilla--hard-working yearbook editor. Tattler Business Agent llly Associate Editor of Tusitala Ill, lunior Red Cross Club I, Il, III: Upper Quarter. PAGE FORTY-TWO PETER WILCOX Pete-disarming smile--neat dresser-en- joys dancing, swimming, and especially talking-popular-"Hep, Hep!" Iunior Red Cross Club I, Ill, Representa- tive lg Home Room Representative Student Council I, Treasurer III: Prom Committee Il: Lunch Counter III: After School Employ- ment III. WILLIAM IAMES WILKSHIRE Willie - Ronald Colman type-loves to talk-champion reader of the senior class -hobby is art-hopes to get into radio or television work-we missed him when he moved away shortly before graduation. Tusitala Artist III: Dramatics Club III: Senior Play III: Drama Festival III, Radio Program III7 Prom Committees I, II, III: Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, III: Tattler Artist I, II, III: After School Employment II, III. SUSAN A. WINN Always laughing-short, cute, witty, and lull of fun-the life of any party-where- ever there's baseball there's Susie-plans to go on to school-Q dapper dresser-ul- timate ambition, airline hostess. , Lunch Counter III: After School Employ- ment I, II, III. ISABELLE B. WOODS Izzy--smart dresser-wonderful personality -helps to keep the books straight for "Mr. Woolworth"-hopes to attend Bible school next fall-ambition to go into reli- gious work-best of luck! Tattler Business Agent I: Radio Program III: Palm Sunday Concert III: After School Employment II, III. SYLVIA WYNOTT Sibby-cute and dainty-always neat in appearance-good roller skater-enjoys dancing and reading-right now will con- tinue as a sales girl-hopes someday to wear Uncle Sam's uniform. Lunch Counter III: After School Employ- ment II, III: Upper Quarter. Tust'rAt.A THERESA H. YORK Terry-sweet, petite, and always laughing -loves to eat-makes that a favorite pas- time--bashful, but tull oi lun with her friends-enjoys knitting-worked at the Rosebud. After School Employment III. FRANK A. ZELOSKI Great guy who loves a qood time-very much interested in sports-memorable per- sonality-dancing and swimming are fun with him around-plans on college, and the F.B.I. is his ambition. Graduation Usher Il: Senior Play Prop- erty Committee lllg Christmas Hop Com- mittee Illp After School Employment I, II: Tusitala Paragrapher III. gill! zmnriam IOAN ZELOSKI Tiny and terrific-rates with the boys- how about a dance?-will make a suc- cessful model--"HoW gay!"-source theme done yet?-sweet voice. ' Dramatics Club I, II: Senior Play Cos- tume Committee III. ELAINE M. ZINS Possesses a ready. friendly smile-persons ality plus-commuted from Pelham- brilliant pianist-is right at home on the dance floor-plans to he a secretary- shows exemplary zeal in her work- "Ieepers crow!" Tusitala Paraqrapher Illg Iunior Red Cross Club I, II, IIlp After School Employ- ment Il, III: Upper Quarter. ANDREW PAPPAGIANOPOULOS Born June 4, 1933 - Died May 8, 1951 He is not dead, this friend, not dead, But, in the path we mortals tread, Got some few trifling steps ahead, And nearer to the end: So that you, too, once past the bend, Shall meet again, as face to face, this friend You fancy dead. Robert Louis Stevenson GRADUATION ISSUE PAGE FQRTY.Tl-'REE ff? THE HALLS OF IVY Ch, we love The Halls of lvy that surround us here today, And we will not forget tho' we be tar, tar away. To the hallow'd Halls oi lvy ev'ry voice will bid farewell, And shimmer off in twilight like the old vesper bell. Une day a hush will tall, -f The footsteps oi us all will echo down the hall and disappear, But as we sadly start our journeys far apart, -we A part ot ev"ry heart will linger here in the sacred Halls of lvy, Vtfhere we've lived and learned to know, That thro' the years we'll see you in the sweet aiterglow. By Henry Russell and Vick Knight Copyright 1950 by lvy Music Corp. New York, N. Y. Used by permission, GRADUATION ISSUE PAGE FORTY-FIVE OUR OWN CHlLD'S GARDEN OF VERSE With Apologies to Robert Louis Stevenson The Wind I saw you toss the kites on high And make my English papers fly: And all around I heard you pass And chase my lunch bag o'er the grass- O Wind, a-blowing all day long, O Wind, that sings so loud a songl I saw the different things you did- Of source theme notes I now am rid: I felt you push, I heard you call, You drew to Buzz a hard fly ball. O Wind, a-blowing all day long, O Wind, that sings so loud a song! O you that are so strong and cold, To teachers you are very bold. Are you a beast of field and tree? If not, then let their rank books be. O Wind, a-blowing all day long, O Wind, that sings so loud a song! Travel I should like to rise and go- lBut detention says no, noll Where below another sky Men steal third and baseballs fly, And, watched by cockatoos and goats, Go sailing by in speedy boats, Where in sunshine reaching out Lie Eastern cities, miles about. We poor children vainly shout Please, we pray, do let us out! My Shadow I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And if he'd do my homework, he would be some use, you see. , He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head. But that is where resemblance ends-he's air and I am lead. Auntie's Skirts Whenever teacher moves around, Her footsteps never make a sound. They are so still upon the floor That tricks in class we play no more. Young Night Thoughts So fine a show was never seen On any stage or any screen, It is remembered as "the day" When our class gave its Senior Play. PAGE FORTY-SIX The Land oi Counterpane When I was sick and lay a-bed, I had two pillows at my head, And all my books beside me lay To keep me busy all the day. And sometimes for an hour or so I'd meditate my state of woe, To have to study while still ill And read Macbeth before each pill. And sometimes looked for Poe or Keats All up and down among the sheets, Or brought my Deutsch book from the heap And fought against the pill-dravm sleep. I was the giant great and still That sits upon the pillow hill, And sees before him clear and plain Homework, misery, work, and pain. The Cow The friendly cow all red and white Becomes Miss Dionne's chief delight. She vivisects her, piece by piece. And then gives tests without surcease. Looking Forward When I am grown to man's estate, My teachers say l'll still be late. I'm jovial at their little quips- Until I'm served with small blue slips. Escape at Bedtime The lights from the parlor and kitchen shone out Through the blinds and the windows and bars. My mother had seen my report card- My father had put up the bars. The Rain The rain is raining all around, Unceasing, sad to say. The whole school week was bright and dry- But this is Saturday. Block City lust as I saw it, I see it again, The kids and the teachers, and all that had been, For as long as I live, and where'er I may be, Nashua High will remain with me. DAVID CONNOR PAUL SCI-IMIDT BRUCE SPAULDING TERRY VIENS TUSITALA LATI FREN C DRANA PRE55 H AN INLAND VCYAGE SCI-ICCL ACTIVITIES Stevenson's Inland Voyage is the story of his canoe trip through Fran ce, on the rivers which connect one region with another. Our "Inland Voyage" is the story of the activities of Nashua High School, activities which have been our rivers - the means by which we communicated d ' ' GRADUATION ISSUE an exchanged ideas with one another. PAGE Fo RTY-S EVEN THE TATTLER Since seniors traditionally form the largest part of the Tuttle: staff, our class did not appreciably influonce the school magazine until senior year. Claire Reichard as sophomore literary editor was the only member on the staff that year. Iunior year there were eight of us on the staff: Paul Schmidt, Claire Reichard, Andrew Kehoe, Ruth Guertin, Susanne Richards, Barbara W'helton, Barbara Raby, and Ann Espejo. We worked faithfully with our advisors, Miss Gallagher, Miss Tebbetts, Miss Helen Lord, and Miss Mildred Haltisey. Before we knew it, senior year brought us our turn to take over the Tattler. There were now two new advisors helping the staff, Mrs. Nelson in art, and Mrs. Williams as one of our literary advisors. Headed by Editor-in-Chief Claire Reichard and Associate Editor Barbara Raby, the other seniors on the staff worked energetically to improve the publication. They were Susanne Richards, Terry Viens, Bruce Spaulding, Andrew Kehoe, Barbara Whelton, loan Skorb, Gene Morin, Ann Espejo, Lorraine Mullikin, Ruth Guertin, Paul Ouellette, Theresa Grondin, William Wakefield, Anita Levesque, and Ruth Tiernan. In the fall, a spirited subscription cam- paign was conducted. True to "campaign promises," the staff added many new features: Gene Morin's "Produced, Directed, and Recorded," an autograph page, pic- ture pages, "Letters to the Editors," and several revisions in the regular columns. The art work was outstanding. The Tattler was given much publicity this year. ln addition to the usual announce- ments on the school P, A. system, the downstairs bulletin board became known as the "Tuttle: Corner." Pictures of the various departments working with the Editor-in-Chief were published in the Teleqruph's "Life in Nashua" feature. Dur- ing the November city election, we joined the Teleqruph's "Get Out the Vote" cam- paign by distributing "l Voted" tags at the polls. Our appreciation to our advisors who worked so tirelessly to help us make the Taltler a success, and our hope that future staff members will continue to make the Tattler a publication Nashua High can be justly proud of. CLAIRE REICHARD PAGE FORTY-EIGHT STUDE T COUNCIL Those of us who have served on the Student Council have tried to carry out the desires of our fellow students and to deserve their support as we worked as their representatives. Since we were a comparatively new council, we joined the New Hampshire Association of Student Councils to gain ideas on strengthening ours. Two meetings were attended, at Tilton and at Laconia, for this purpose. These meetings proved to be very beneficial, for we received ideas from other schools on running councils, earning money, and pro- viding social activities. t'Ve were proud to be included in a new system of an athletic board which was originated in our senior year. It consisted of the superintendent, the prin- cipals of Senior and lunior High, the coaches, the faculty manager, and the Student Councils of Senior and lunior High. lf we, the council, had any suggestions for improving or changing athletics, they were taken to this board and discussed for possible action. The following members of l95l have represented the school on the council: sophomore year, Geralyn Cobleigh and Richard Pombrio: iunior year, Barbara Whelton, Richard Pombrio, and Leonard Dobensy senior year, Geralyn Cobleigh, President: Erwin St. Peter, Vice-President: Peter Wilcox, Treas- urerg and Marguerite Paradis. A few of the important things that We are proud to say we accomplished during our three years are an annual Christmas Hop, Spring Cabaret Dances, autumn pep rallies, talent assemblies, charters for new clubs, school sings, and a scholarship for two worthy seniors. We hope that in years to come the Student Council will be strengthened and will have the support of all the students. Even though we shall not be here to take part in the Council's work we shall always be interested in whatever it does and always grateful to our teacher advisors, Miss Doe and Miss Noyes. GERALYN COBLEIGH ' TUSITALA THE CAM ERA CLUB Everybody has enjoyment in looking at snapshots, but it is twice as much fun to take pictures, watch them develop to negatives, and gradually print a form on a plain piece of paper. Not everybody. however, has the equipment, space, and knowledge for this procedure--and here is where the Camera Club steps in. During our three years in high school, members of the class of 1951 in the club have attended weekly meetings, and, cheerfully paid dues voted on by the mem- bers. Every other week during 1949-1950 and 1950-1951, Mr. Harold Edelstein, Mana- ger oi the Fotomart, came to give us in- structions and demonstrations covering the time from our "finding" a picture to our finishing the print on the enlarger. ' ' During our "free" weeks, along with our advisor Mr. Ioseph Ciccolo, we worked in the darkroom, watched movies, and parti- cipated En informal discussions. The darkroom was also open after school, during study periods, and after meetings of the club for those wishing to use it. Nonemembers Were also per- mitted the use of it with a specially set fee. Graduating members this year are Pearly Denault, Ir. tPresidentl, Ioyce Phelan tSecretaryl, Donald Hayes, Ann Soucy, and Irene Crocker. Members of 1951 in our sophomore year were Susanne Richards, Donald Hayes, and Pearly Deneault, lr., and in our junior year were Chester Felton, lr., Richard Dionne, Donald Hayes, and Pearly Deneault, lr. iVice-presidentt. Outings to amusement centers and picnic grounds have been enjoyed, and also sightseeing trips. We especially en- joyed the various contests held, but hope that the prizes can be greater in the future. All the members of the club wish to thank Mr. Ciccolo, our advisor, Mr. Edelstein, our instructor, and all others who have given their time, effort, and helpful guidance throughout our three years. PEARLY G. DENEAULT, lR. GRADUATION lssuE DRAMATICS CLUB The Dramatics Club can boast of another very successful year of contribution, not only to the individual club members, but also to the general well-roundedness of Nashua High School's extracurricular activities. Seventeen members of the club were part of the Senior Play's cast and committees. Club members again represented the school at the state drama festival, and provided a skit for the annual talent assembly. Senior officers of the club were President and last year's Vice-President, Barbara Rabyg Program Chairman and last year's Secretary, Claire Reichardg and Treasurer, Terry Viens. The club enjoyed many interesting meetings with speeches, movies, and skits. The movies shown were "March of The Movies" and "Stage Fright and What To Do About lt." Plays from which the club derived experience and pleasure were The Chimes, by Charles Dickensy He Loved Her But She Couldn't Cook: and A Day In The Life Oi a Radio Station. The latter, by Paul Schmidt and Terry Viens, was later put on in the talent assembly. The annual Dramatics Club dance, which raises the money for the drama fes- Y tival and the club's gilt to the school, this year featured a novelty dance, a king and queen ol hearts, and announcements of the highlights of the Nashua-Concord game which was played the same evening. The club wishes to extend its thanks and appreciation to Miss Elizabeth Cornell, who has given so much of her time lo make the club a success, to Miss Dionne and Miss Noyes, who substituted for Miss Cornell while she was directing the Senior Play, anti to Miss Bingham, who assisted at our movie meetings. The senior members of the club also extend to future Dramatics Club members the hope that they will continue to derive the some enjoyment and experience which we have acquired. "The play's the thing." TERRY VIEN S PAGE FORTY-NIN E LE CERCLE FRANCAIS The French students of the class of l95l are proud to say that as juniors they played a part in organizing the French Club. Two members of our class, Paul Schmidt and Claire Reichard, were president and vice-president respectively of the club its first year. At the meetings last year the club featured a French movie, charades, a skit, a play, and for the annual meeting held an outing in co-operation with the Latin Club. In the fall of 1950 officers were elected, including Susan Prichard as president. The incoming new officers, as a com- mittee together with the officers of the preceding year, were in structed by the club to draw up a constitution, which was ultimately adopted unanimously. For entertainment we had a program featuring the music of French composers. Barbara Haug played Debussy's "Claire de Lune" and Chopin's "Etude in E Flat." At a later meeting the members had an interesting and enioyable session of games, speak- ing the necessary words in French. We owe much to Miss Milan and Miss Cote, who generously gave up their time to further the development of this club. Mem- bers o fthis club from 1951 include Elaine Guerette, Doris Trombly, Geralyn Cobleigh, Paul Schmidt, Claire Reichards, jackie Cob- leigh, and Susan Prichard. We all hope that Le Cercle Francais will increase its mem- bership and. pleasure next year and the years following and will continue to stimu- late interest among Nashua high school students in the language and culture of France. SUSAN PRICHARD PAGE FIFTY LATIN CLUB Three years ago when we were sophf omores an important club applied for a charter. lt was the Latin Club, led by Miss Barnes. How proud we were to be a part of those beginnings! The following were enthusiastic members from the class of l95l: lewel Austin, Phyllis Ayer, Lucien Bernard, Joanne Brownrigg, Geralyn Cob- leigh, Jacqueline Cobleigh, Robert Cote, Elaine Dachos, Sophie Drobysh, Efaine Granger, Barbara l-lastings, Ruth Guertin, Nancy Heath, Ellen lebb, Andrew Kehoe, Margaret Malitsos. Earle Migneault, Lor- raine Mullikin, Francis Paton, Donald Pattershall, Susan Prichard, Barbara Raby, Sue Richards, Paul Schmidt, loan Skorb, Erwin St. Peter, Doris Trombly, Anne Wes- son, and Frank Zeloski. Geralyn Cobleigh was the club's first secretary-treasurer. Some of us helped to write and present a radio program, "The Fall of Troy." We all had a wonderful time at the picnic which wound up the year. As juniors we began to feel our responsibilities. We helped plan programs and recruit sophomores for membership. We made a recording of the radio program presented the year before. Susan Prichard was the competent vice-president from the class of '51, As seniors our number dwindled, but those still active have tried to pass on to the sophomores and juniors some of the spirit in which the Latin Club was founded. Sue Richards served as president. This year we not only chairmanned interesting and entertaining programs but also became mem- bers of the lunior Classical League. A feeling of nostalgia touches us as we are about to leave the Classical Latin Club. Many thanks go to Miss Barnes, who has been our patient and hard working advisor. Who can forget Terry Viens and Paul Schmidt as Dido and Aeneas? Who can forget the little sophomore boy who played Caesar in a humorous skit with a cigar stuck iauntily in his teeth? May the future members of the Latin Club have as many happy memories as we, the class of '51 have liad. SUE RICHARDS TUSITALA FUTURE I-IOMEMAKERS OF AMER ICA During the past three years the Future Homemakers of America have been a very active part of our school. In our junior year, the spring All- State meeting was held in Nashua. At this meeting the election of state officers was held. During the entertainment which fol- lowed, the Nashua Chapter presented a short skit called "Ienny's First F.H.A. Dance." This was enjoyed by all present. During our junior year we held a dance. a Valentine Party, Christmas Party, and a picnic at Willard Brook in Ashby, Mass- achusetts. This fall, the chapter officers, along with our advisor, Miss Louise Temple. attended the state-wide convention held at Goffstown High School. At this conven- tion the seventeen state chapters present gave their annual activity reports. In the entertainment which followed our local chapter presented a fashion show. The convention was highly successful and provided much enjoyment to our local members. During National F.H.A. Week initiation was held to take ten new members into the Nashua Chapter. Following the ceremony each girl received a rose and a red and white bow, the F.H.A. flower and colors. Delicious refreshments were served. At Christmas our club was one of the many organizations which contributed gifts for the boys and girls in foreign countries. The chapter members Wrapped gifts to send to the World Christmas Festival in France. During this year the F.H,A. and F.F.A. sponsored a school dance. Both clubs found much enjoyment in preparing for this dance. On the decorating committee were Ioan Temple and Ioan Soucy of the class of '5l. We seniors who are graduating will always hold precious memories of the good times we had in the F.H.A. We wish sincerely to thank Miss Temple, Miss Dolan, and Miss Kagarise for making everything so pleasant for us. The members We are leaving behind us we hope will prosper for many years to come. IOAN SOUCY, IOAN TEMPLE GRADUATION ISSUE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA The Future Farmers of America is an organization of agriculture students interested in the development of agri- culture in the United States and some of its possessions. The Nashua Chapter was organized in November of 1949 under the supervision of Mr. Max Gowen, vocational agriculture teacher in this city. Under the splendid guidance of Mr. Gowen, the students have learned correct public meeting procedure and have become better acquainted with proper farm main- tenance. Through the Future Farmers of America the chapter in this city has undertaken various projects. The agriculture instructor in Hudson gave the club an acre of land at the Alvirne School, on which we grew garden peas, sweet corn, and many other kinds of vegetables. This project gave us vital training and better knowledge of how to grow our own home gardens. At the request of Mr. Downey, the chapter also designed and planted two flower beds to be located on the lawn in front of the Junior High. The school procured the loam, and the boys built the beds and planted the flowers, which added to the beauty of the entrance to the building. This H I W year we held in our high school a dance sponsored jointly with the Future Home- makers of America, each group doing its share in making the dance a success. Recently, the Future Farmers of Ameri- ca were granted a charter by the federal government. There is only one other organ- ization in the United States to be accorded this privilege, the Boy Scouts of America. The Future Farmers of America are proud of this high award. As the sole member from the Senior class and as reporter for this wonderful organization, I have found it to be a noteworthy group with a great cause. These are the boys who some day will be the farmers responsible for the nation's bread basket's being well supplied with the good foods so essential for the well being of all Americans in this time of world crisis. RAYMOND THIBAULT PAGE FIFTY-ONE JUNICR RED CROSS CLUB , The lunior Red Cross Club, organized three years ago, has been very active in community and international activities during our high school career and has lived up to its motto, "Service," Mr. Murauckas, teacher sponsor, and Miss Trudel, advisor, have greatly aided the members in the selection and completion of their many projects. Projects that have been carried through successfully in the past included giving Thanksgiving Day Baskets to the Displaced Persons in the city, collecting Christmas cards for use by the Cerebral Palsy Association, and initiating the idea of sending get-well cards to hospitalized members of Nashua High. During the Exchange Visit of the Toronto lunior Red Cross, members who housed the Canadians included Leonard Bernier, Iacqueline Cobleigh, Ruth Guertin, Theresa Guichard, and Terry Viens. Doris Levesgue was one of several Nashuans whose con- tributions were published in the Iunlot Red Cross Ioumal, which has a national circulation. At the present writing, plans for building and outfitting a school chest to be sent to a bombed-out school in Europe or Korea are nearing completion. All work and no play makes any club dull. The Iunior Red Cross Club has held two successful dances in the High School Gym and has always provided ample entertainment after the regular business meetings. . Members of the class of l95l have taken an active part in the Iunior Red Cross Club since its organization in their sophomore year. Those who have held office during the past three years are Leonard Bernier, Geralyn Cobleigh, Iac- queline Cobleigh, Theresa Guichard, Bar- bara Haug, Ellen lebb, Roman Susalka, and Anne Wesson. Through membership in the lunior Red Cross Club, we have learned not only the value of service but also gained a great deal of satisfaction from helping the less fortunate. THERESA GUICHARD PAG E FIFTY-TWO CHEERLEADERS By their constant enthusiasm and co- operative manner, the cheerleaders of the class of 1951 have done much to promote school spirit in Nashua High. A committee of faculty members headed by Mr. Paquette chose the cheerleaders each year. The girls were happy and thankful to be the first to wear the new uniforms which the advisors worked so hard to obtain. Nancy Bellefleur and Beverly Collins were chosen to represent the class our junior year. Along with the other meme bers of the cheering squad, they helped spur on the teams during football and basketball seasons. Cheerleaders chosen in our senior year were Beverly Collins, head cheerleader: leanne Crooker, Ruth Guertin, and Barbara Whelton. The cheerleaders led the students in cheering at many assemblies, and they also encouraged the students to attend the games. The squad devoted much time to practicing and to the adding of new cheers. Along with the traditional cheers and songs, such as "Boom-ala-ka", "Down by the River", "Oh Mamie Reilly", and "Nashua High Is Going", the squad introduced to the students several new cheers and songs, including "Fifteen Rahs", "Varsity Cheer", and "We're the Kids From Nashua High", to which the students responded enthusiastically. ln our senior year, the girls also added color to the Concord basketball game at Nashua by introducing new lyrics to the popular, novelty song, "The Thing". The students interpreted the mysterious "thing" as the spirit of Nashua High. With wonderful co-operation from the art classes, the cheerleaders made signs to decorate the gym for the football pep rallies and basketball games. The cheerleaders this year accepted an invitation to attend a Cheerleaders Tournament sponsored by Milford High School. Although they did not win, they were reported a credit to the school. The contestants were judged on appear- ance, cheering ability, and the originality of our forty-four cheers. BARBARA WHELTON TUSITALA BAND The band players in the graduating class of 1951 will always be grateful to Pop Wilson for our three years in the high school band. Pop has given us our start in music, and the musical background received with him many will take with them to Army, Navy, and college bands. In the past three years the band has participated in many activities other than those sponsored by the school. The band went to play at the Clinton Centennial, the Braves' opening day in Boston, the Crotched Hospital dedication, and many other special occasions. Our thanks to Pop for spending his own time with us on many of these trips! K The seniors going to the All-State Music Festival at Portsmouth this year are as follows: David Connor, Claudette Des- marais, Calliope Dimtsios, Blanchard Fish- er, lohn Prutsalis, Iohn Putnam. David Connor also went sophomore and junior years. Seniors receiving their letters are the following: Donald Anctil, Edgar Bernier, Raymond Caron, David Connor, Claudette Desmarais, Calliope Dimtsios, Richard Dionne, Blanchard Fisher, Robert Harwood, Ianice Heald, Alan Holt, Louis Lock- wood, Bernard Lavigne, lohn Prutsalis, Iohn Putnam, Leo Santerre, and David Walch. ln addition to the marching band the band has played at each school assembly and graduations, and a small group from the band has made up the Senior Play orchestra annually. The band each year has presented a concert assisted by the glee club. ln these concerts both popular and classical musi: have been presented. We thus leave Nashua High with both marching and concert experience. Student conductor of the concert band this year was Richard Dionne and the assistant conductor Louis Lockwood. W. BLANCHARD FlSHER GRADUATION ISSUE THE GLEE CLUB Although our class has not had very many members in the Glee Club, those who have belonged have followed a busy schedule and made a valuable contribution during these past three years. We have sung at assemblies, at the junior High School, at three annual Lenten Services, three annual Woman's Club Christmas programs, and most important of all, three annual concerts. ln our sophomore year the annual concert was presented with the band in April. In our junior year we participated in a program of religious numbers on Palm Sunday. We also combined with the chorus our senior year to present another Palm Sunday program, and again joined with the band in a spring program. Possibly our most enjoyed programs were the school assemblies held every year to commemorate Armistice Day, Christmas, Holy Week, and Memorial Day. lt was always one mad rush to learn the appropriate music on time for these assemblies, and wish to thank Miss Marion Lord for giving up her time to provide piano accompaniment for most of these rehearsals and assemblies. 'We have had many favorite songs, the following being the most requested: "You'll Never Walk Alone," "The Holy City," "Battle Hymn oi the Republic," "Lo How a Rose," "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor," "T'was the Night Before Christmas," "A Dream of Christmas," "Sanctus," and "Benedictus." Only four members have been in the Glee Club for three years: Kenneth Fluet, George Georgopoulos, Susanne Richards, and Ioan Skorb. The following seniors have been members for one or two years: Steve Atkinson, Ronald Avard, Evans Boyatsis, Nancy Heath, Charles Kolocotro- nis, lohn Lanoie, Shirley Ledoux, Gene Morin, Iulia Papadopoulos, Doris Roberts, Carmel Roy, and Terry Viens. To "Pop" Wilson we give our thanks for his untiring effort and patience. Under him we have really learned to appreciate and interpret good music. .Although we sometimes grumbled at all the time spent in rehearsing, we now realize, as we leave the club, that the good times greatly over- shadowed all the hard work. . IOAN C. SKORB PAGE FIFTY-TH REE ghe hogaonelog' SENIOR PLAY Directed by Miss Elizabeth F. Cornell MRS. STANLEY ............... MISS PREEN, a Nurse ....... RICHARD STANLEY, .... . IOHN, a Servant .,......... IUNE STANLEY ......... SARAH, the Cook ........ MRS. DEXTER ............... MRS. MCCUTCHEON ....... MR. ERNEST STANLEY ....... MAGGIE CUTLER .......... DR. BRADLEY ........................., ..... THE CAST Susanne Richards Margaret Malitsos Gene Morin William Wilkshire Nancy Heath Theresa Guichard Ann Espeio Lorraine Mulliken William Wakefield Barbara Raby Donald Magnuson SHERIDAN WHITESIDE .,..... ........ P aul Schmidt HARRIET STANLEY .........,.. BERT JEFFERSON .... PROFESSOR METZ ....... Ellen Iebb Bruce Spaulding Laurent Bougie IVIR. BAKER ................................ ....... F rancis Paton C .......... .... F rank Belanger THE LUNCHEON GUESTS i .......... ..... H enry McEvoy C ....... ......... R obert Cote AN EXPRESSMAN ....... PAGE FIFTY-FOUR . ...... Ioseph Fariz SANDY ...............,.............. LORRAINE SHELDON ...... BEVERLY CARLTON ....... WESTCOTT .................. RADIO TECHNICIAN ........ ANOTHER TECHNICIAN f ............ I ........ CHOIR SINGERS C ..,...... i ........ C ........ BANIO ..................... A DEPUTY ....................... ANOTHER DEPUTY ................ A PLAINCLOTHES MAN ANOTHER EXPRESSMAN REHEARSAL ASSISTANTS Roman Susalka Susan Prichard David Connor Kenneth Fluet Leonard Bemier Edward Lacombe .. Estelle Bellavance ,. Ioanne Brownrigg Anastasia Efthemeou Shirley Ledoux lulia Papadopoulos .. Patricia Theriault Donald Boulia Iames Bissonette Leo Santerre Andrew Kehoe Maurice Delude lloanne Brownrigg fMarion Stratton CRoman Susalka TUSITALA Vlfhitesidez Will you take your hand olt my chair! You have the touch ot a slimy Cobra! Lorraine: Don't he surprised if I am Lady Bottomley before very louq. Whiteside: Lady Bottomley! VVon't Kansas City be surprised! "The incomparable Sherry EENE mOKlN I THE WRECKER ATHLETICS Stevenson's story, The Wrecker, is a rather grim tale of evil men who sank a ship to conceal a crime. Now our teams are certainly not criminals, but we feel that they have shown themselves capable of sinking the hopes of most of the opponents they come in contact with. PAGE FIFTY-SIX TUSITALA FOOTBALL The first appearance by a member of the Class of '51 on New Hampshire's schoolboy gridirons was not made in 1948 as would normally be the case, but in 1947. Charles lBuddyl Harvey, lr., then a freshman, did a fine job of playing tackle that year on a team that had a 7 - 3 - 2 record, and was invited to play Lynn Classical in a post-season game. The following year, Norman Desrosiers secur- ed the quarterback position, which he was to hold for three consecutive years. During this season the Nashua contingent achieved a 4 - 6 - U record. ln 1949 the team had prospects for a fine season. A large percentage of the squad were seniors who had played for several years. After a fine start the tide turned, and for reasons un- known to man, a potentially great team ended the season with a score of 4 - 5 - 1. Norman Des- rosiers and Bud Harvey played well, the latter becoming the first Nashua player to be included in high school All-American selections. The nucleus of the 1950 squad was composed of several seniors, namely Norman Desrosiers, Robert DePontbriand, Raymond Beaulieu, Paul Therrien, Eugene Laflotte, and Francis Paton. ln the first game of the season a tie was scored against a strong Malden team. Another bright spot in the season was the thrilling victory gained over Concord by coming from behind to win with a touchdown in the last minute of play. In the Lynn English game an early lead was piled up that was sufficient to secure a victory. With the exception of the scoreless tie with Keith Academy, however, the rest of the ten-game schedule brought no victories. 1951 Basketball Team. Certainly the experience gained by the boys who participated in this sport under the direction of their most capable coach, "Buzz" Harvey, as- sisted by line coach Marandos, will prove to have been a valuable part in their high school education. FRANCIS PATON BASEBALL When Coach Buzz Harvey called out his squad for the 1949 season, the class of 1951 was represented on the varsity by sophomores Bud Harvey and Ray Beaulieu. At the close of the- season, the squad had qualified for the state tourn- ament in Keene. However, the team was unfortu- nate in losing to Keene High School by the narrow margin of four to three. When the season ended, the squad of 1949 had built up a record of twelve wins and four defeats. Then came the spring of 1950. This time the class of 1951 was strongly represented by Dick Piwowarski, Leo Laioie, Bud Harvey, and Ray Beaulieu. Once more the team won enough games to qualify for the state tournament. This contest, also held in Keene, was an almost exact duplicate of the one played the previous year. The same pitcher, Ray L'heureux of Keene High, edged the team for the second time in as many starts, by a score of four to three. All in all, the season had been a tremendous success, the team winning fifteen of eighteen games. Looking forward to the 1951 season, which will probably field one of the strongest teams ever assembled by Coach Harvey, we predict that with the assistance of Leo Laioie, Ray Beaulieu, and Dick Piwowarski, Nashua has a good chance to win the state championship in spite of failing in 1949 and 1950. This year's schedule consists of two games with each of the following: Manchester Central, St. Ioseph's of Manchester, Keith Acade- my, Lowell, Lawrence, Concord High, St. john's of Concord. We expect to enter Merrimack Valley Conference and possibly the state tournament. RAYMOND BEAULIEU BASKETBALL The 1948-49 Varsity had no representative from the class of 1951. However, the Iunior Var- sity, which went undefeated the whole season in schoolboy competition, found Dick McKay, Ronald Fagnant, Ernest Mercier, Dick Bell, Ronald Hawkes, Lawrence Dutton, Nicholas Hondrocostas, Andrew Kehoe, Bob Erb, and Richard Boucher active in the sport. The team ended a very successful season by winning a New Hampshire junior Varsity Tournament in Manchester. The 1949-50 quintet, which ended the season with eleven victories and ten defeats, included six members of the class of 1951. They were Ronald Fagnant, Nicholas Hondrocostas, Ernest Mercier, Richard Bell, Ronald Hawkes, and Richard Mc- Kay. The team defeated Berlin High in the open- ing round of the New Hampshire Tournament, but lost to Portsmouth High in the semi-finals. ln the second annual Merrimack Valley Conference Tournament, Nashua reached the finals by de- feating Manchester Central, and then bowed to Lowell High School in the finals. Ernest Mercier was chosen on the all-tournament team. The 1950-51 basketball squad included from the senior class Captain Nicholas Hondrocostas, Ronald Fagnant, Emest Mercier, Richard McKay, Richard Bell, Ronald Hawkes, and Richard Piwo- warslci. The team ended the season with ten wins and six defeats. In the state tournament Nashua bowed to the Concord quintet in the opening round. Cn account of schedule mixups by Law- rence, the third annual Merrimack Valley Confer- ence Tournament was cancelled. A great deal of credit must go to Mr. Maran- dos, the coach of the team, who has produced two championship quintets. He also has Won a Merri- mack Valley Toumament and an Assumption Tournament. Above all, he has won the respect of players and students of Nashua High, not only as a coach but as a friend we shall always remem- ber. NICHOLAS HONDROCOSTAS GOLF TEAM During the past two years the members of the Nashua High golf team have been meeting their sporting competitors very successfully while stimu- lating interest for those boys who have become acquainted with the game through caddying at our local country club. With weekly instructions PAGE FIFTY-EIGHT by Phil Friel, the Nashua Country Club Qolf pro, and under the guidance and supervision of Mr. Leonard Paquette, the golf team last year was able to make trips to Portsmouth, Lawrence Academy, Manchester West, and Exeter, besides those terri- fic games on the home qround. The one senior with three years under his belt is Erwin St. Peter. He will be participating again this spring with two other last-year men, Lucien Bernard and Brian Finnigan. All three boys have proven their golf ability in the past year, with Lucien winning seven matches with only one defeat, Brian winning four with two losses, and Erwin also winning four with two losses. Spring practice began in April and by the time this issue of the Tusitala is read by the seniors, results of those practice sessions will be "known competition" against powerful Concord, Manch- ester West, Lawrence Academy, and Portsmouth teams. These teams are always a bit to be feared and the prospect of defeating them lends a real sporting spirit to the "Game on the Greens." The golfing seniors of 1951 leave a real goal for suc- ceeding fans to shoot at. ERWIN ST. PETER TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY In the spring of 1949, three members of the class of '51, Edward Lacombe, Robert Colacchio, and Earle Migneault reported to the new track coach, Mr. Herlihy. The schedule, which consisted of three dual meets plus the state meet, was repre- sentative of previous N.H.S. schedules. ln the state meet, Nashua finished sixth: however, two mem- bers of our class, Ed Lacombe and Bob Colacchio, played an important part in the scoring. Lacombe was second in both the 100 and 200 yard dashes, and Colacchio took second in the broad jump. As juniors, the boys named above were joined by james Bissonette, Andrew Kehoe, and towards the end of the season, Francis Paton. Facing the most extensive schedule in years, the trackmen won dual meets against Concord, Fitchburg, Gard- ner, and Lawrence Central Catholic. Moreover, the Clipper Relays were lost to Central by a scant one-third point, and N.H.S. was also runnerup at the state meet. Several meet and state records were set by the '50 team. Ed Lacombe set state records in both the 100 and 220 yard dashes at the state meet. His times were ten seconds and 22.5 seconds re- spectively. The quarter-mile relay team set meet records at the Kiwanis meet in Laconia and at the Clipper Relays. The same group, including La- combe and Colacchio, set a half- mile relay mark at Portsmouth. Finally, Colacchio won three me- dals in the state meet, tying for first in the broad jump, finishing third in the 100, and running on the championship half-mile relay team. In the New England meet at Bowdoin College, Lacombe finished fourth in the 100, and the relay team, TUSITALA representing New Hampshire, received third place medals in the half-mile relay. This was the most successful season in years for the Nashua High track team. This spring, another extensive schedule .faces the Nashua High squad, which is once again aiming at the elusive state title. However, with interest among the students greatly increased, many more seniors are candidates, and the pros- pects for a good season are bright. When the call for Cross Country candidates was given in our junior year, no member of the class of '51 answered. This, the first cross country team in years at Nashua High, was extremely successful. Interest in the sport was thereby in- stilled in many trackmen after the track season of our junior yearg many seniors planned to join the team in the fall of '5O. At first, some obstruction arose to prevent the formation of a team. Never- theless, after a petition was circulated by inter- ested students and approved by the Student Coun- cil, a green light was given to Coach Herlihy to issue a call for candidates. Despite the six-week delay, three meets were run against Manchester West, Manchester Central, and Lowell, and, al- though all were lost, valuable conditioning was gained by many aspiring trackmen. Among the senior harriers were Frank Belanger, Andrew Kehoe, Donald Magnuson, Earle Migneault, and Paul Schmidt. ANDREW KEHOE TENNIS The '49 tennis team suffered very much due to lack of experience. They lost to Assumption College of Worcester, Fitchburg High, and Man- chester Central. The l950 season produced an average team, ending the season with three victories and three defeats. We split with Fitchburg and Manchester Central, lost to Assumption College, and won by default at Manchester West. This year's promises to be a better team by far, with four veterans returning. The team was called out by Coach Marco Scheer in the middle of March to talk over the '51 season. This year we hope to revenge all the defeats of last year and add a few extra victories to our credit. GRADUATION IssUE Our class will bring only one member of the squad to the team this season. He is Richard Pom- brio, a veteran of three years. RICHARD POMBRIO GIRLS' SPORTS Since there is no organized sports program for girls in Nashua High, the class of 1951 was, unfortunately, able to enjoy only basketball and tennis. ln the fall and winter of 1948-49 the Nashua High School girls played basketball two nights a week under the direction of Mr. joseph Ciccolo. That year, the basketball team was represented by the following girls in our class: Zatae Thomas, Nancy Hackett, Barbara Whelton, Susan Prichard, Susanne Richards, Ieanne Crooker, Estelle Bella- vance, and Ruth G-uertin. The team won twelve games and lost one. Having won games from Rivier, Hudson, Manchester West, McGraw Institute, Nashua Business College, and Y Seniors, the team played the Pepperell girls in two games and split the series, winning the home game and losing the return match at Pepperell. ln addition to a school team, Mr. Ciccolo organized a league in which the senior, junior, and sophomore girls played against each other. Much to the dismay of both the juniors and sophomores, the seniors won. Because of the difficulties in getting the gymna- sium and the lack of supervision, basketball was discontinued during our junior and senior years. The seniors, juniors, and sophomores organ- ized a tennis team of their own in the spring of 1949. These girls, represented by Susan Prichard and Ruth Guertin of our class, played two games with Manchester Central, losing both games main- ly because of lack of teaching and supervision. However, intramural tennis, under the direction of Miss Anne McWeeney, was organized. The girls with no previous tennis experience were placed in the beginners group while the others were placed in the experienced group. F rom the class of l95l Sue Fraser, Sue Prichard, Betsy McNiff, Louise Snow, Anne Wesson, Ieanne Ouellette, Geralyn Cobleigh, and Ruth Guertin participated in this sport in both their sophomore and junior years. With the arrival of Miss Katherine McLaughlin as physical education instructor, a tournament was planned. However, because of rainy weather and lack of time, the tournament was canceled, and a team was not chosen in either our junior or senior year. RUTH GUERTIN PAGE FIFTY-NINE LETTERMEN OF 1951 RAYMOND BEAULIEU: Baseball, Foot- RONALD FAGNANT: Basketball ball BRIAN FINNIGAN: Golf FRANK BELANCER: Baskatball CHARLES HARVEY, Ir.: Baseball, Foot- RICHARD BELL: Basketball CMar1aaerl ball LUCIEN BERNARD: Golf RONALD HAWKES: Basketball ROBERT BOUCHARD: Track ALAN HOLT: Track ROBERT COLACCHIO: Track NICHOLAS HONDROCOSTAS: Basket- ROBERT DePONTBRIAND: Football, ball Track ANDREW KEHOE: Cross Country, Track NORMAN DESROSIERS: Football EDWARD LACOMBE: Track LEONARD DOBENS: Basketball EUGENE LAFLOTTE: Football PAGE SIXTY LEO LAIOIE: Baseball LOUIS LOCKWOOD: Baseball RICHARD McKAY: Basketball ERNEST MERCIER: Basketball EARLE MIGNEAULT: Cross Country, Track FRANCIS PATON: Football, Track RICHARD PIWOWARSKI: Basketball RICHARD POMBRIO: Tennis ERWIN ST. PETER: Golf PAUL THERRIEN: Football TUSITALA Q BALLOT wwe IX I "'..' X FL 14 ? I I, IN: , fl , Vie All jx--Vila w i ii Q W 7 7 at If .,,,. . Y '47 4 E: v!! H55 f ,gs 1 K7 Cxblu, K Y I X f U., Ziff jf A A 5 6 M 1 ' 4 . . I1 i M I VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE SENICDR ACTIVITIES Stevenson's Virginibus Puerisque is, as the Latin title suggests, a collection of es- says for late Victorian teenagers. Under this title We have recorded the activities which added so much interest to our last year at Nashua High School, when we realized that we were no longer boys and girls, but young men and women. GRADUATION ISSUE PAGE SIXTY-ONE CLASS BALLCT Most Popular Boy Most Popular Girl Most Brilliant Boy Most Brilliant Girl Boy Most Likely to Succeed Girl Most Likely to Succeed Shyest Boy Shyest Girl Best Boy Dancer Best Girl Dancer Best Looking Boy Prettiest Girl Most Versatile Boy Most Versatile Girl Class Actor Class Actress Class Artist CBoyl Class Artist CGirll Class Flirt lBoyi Class Flirt lGirll Class Woman Hater Class Man Hater Class Musician lBoyl Class Musician lGirll Best Dressed Boy Best Dressed Girl Most Talkative Boy Most Talkative Girl Cleverest Blutfer Class Gigqler Best Natured Girl Most Ambitious Boy Class Optimist Class Pessimist Wittiest Boy Wittiest Girl Class Athlete First Choice Leonard Dobens Barbara Baby David Connor Claire Beichard David Connor Claire Beichard Robert DePontbriand Margaret Bundy Normand Poff Beverly Collins Norman Poff Suzanne Fraser Paul Schmidt Barbara Baby Paul Schmidt Barbara Baby Paul Gagnon Marcelline Prince Boman Susalka Iewel Austin Henry Baker Georgianna Rogers Henry Baker Barbara Haug Iohn Lanoie Loretta LeBlanc Peter Wilcox Pauline Michaud Laurent Bougie Ieanne Ouellette Zatae Thomas David Connor Erwin St. Peter Earle Migneault Erwin St. Peter Lenore Whittemore Nicholas Hondrocostas Second Choice Erwin St. Peter Barbara Whelton Paul Schmidt Barbara Baby Paul Schmidt Barbara Baby Norman White Theresa Martin Iohn Lanoie Zatae Thomas Norman Desrosiers Margaret Bundy Erwin St. Peter Susan Prichard Donald Boulia Susan Prichard Gene Morin Ann Espeio Erwin St. Peter Barbara Whelton Earle Migneault Doris Trombly Bichard Dionne Claudette Desmarais Laurent Bougie Patricia Dufour Erwin St. Peter Loretta LeBlanc Susanne Bichards Susan Winn Barbara Whelton Paul Schmidt Leonard Dobens Barbara Whelton Beverly Collins Alan Howe Terry Viens Bonald Fagnant PAGE SIXTY-TWO TuslTAL.A UPPER QUARTER CLAIRE REICHARD, Valedictorian Barbara Ann Raby David Ioseph Connor Gerard Earle Migneault Barbara Gertrude Haug Rose Marie Charland Bruce Richard Spaulding Donald Paul Anctil Ianice Elaine Heald Susanne Putnam Richards Loretta Geneva LeBlanc Lorraine Ann Mullikin Ruth Louise Guertin Andrew Francis Kehoe Marguerite Elaine Granger Gene Amie Morin Elaine Rita Guerrette Anastasia Etthemeou Anna Phyllis Ayer loanne Elizabeth Brownrigg Margaret Theresa Viens Marion Louise Stratton Susan Thayer Prichard Lenore Ioyce Whittemore Anncarol Espejo loan Kobzik Rene Iohn Dube Paul Francis Schmidt Robert Normand Bouchard Marcelline Irene Prince Georgianna Alma Rogers Iewel Ann Austin Mary Marguerite Paradis Elaine Myrtle Zins GRADUATION ISSUE Theresa Ann Guichard Natalie May Bergeron Lucien Michel Bergeron Geralyn Elizabeth Cobleigh Iames Francis Hogan Robert Normand Ouellette Ellen Elizabeth Iebb Dolores lane Ialbert Iacqueline Fay West Ioan Claire Skorb Doris Theresa Trombly William Maxwell Wakefield Dorothy Iacqueline Cobleigh Alan Davis Paine Paul Ernest Gagnon Nancy Dudley Heath Ann Evelyn Soucy Theresa Agnes Grondin Mary Goodhue McKinley Barbara Ann Whelton Mildred Theresa Coleman Claudette Desmarais Leonard Ernest Bernier Margaret Malitsos Dorothy Ann Smith Francis William Paton Audrey Althea Oliver Fernand Iohn Levesque Ruth Ianet Tiernan Laurent Andre Bouqie Sylvia Lorraine Wynott Ioseph Richard Piwowarski Iohn Thomas Prutsalis CLASS WILL When reading Robert Louis Stevenson's work we naturally included his great tale of piracy and adventure, Treasure Island. Our copy of this book was very old, and in it we found an ancient letter, evidently written by pirates, which was so interesting that we are printing it in this book: We are pirates coming ashore on the island known as the South Common in the month Sept- ember of 1948. On the eastern shore of this island we have built a fortress of stone, wherein we have hidden the treasure gathered during our years of piracy. To find it, go ten paces west from the office door, fifty paces north to the library. Here draw a line from the picture of Gunga Din over the fire- place to the magazine rack. In the middle of said line, under the floor, is our treasure of triploons and pieces of seven-and-a-half, also these price- less jewels of wit which we give to our loyal patrons and overlords, the teachers: To Mr. Keefe: A less temperamental public address system. To Mr. Morley: A large green satin shamrock to wear every St. Patrick's day. To Mr. Curran: An extension on his office so that he can stretch once in a while. To Miss Bames: A troop of gladiators to lend realism to her classes. To Miss Bingham: A commercial movie ope- rator's license. To Miss Brooks: A bucket each of salt and sand for those icy morning trips from Antrim. To Miss Campbell and Mrs. Frost: A comp- tometer of their own so that they won't have to borrow Miss Ryan's. To Mr. Ciccolo: The General Electric plant to tinker with. To Miss Bessie Clancy: A modern ancient history text book. To Miss Katherine Clancy: A box of handker- chiefs to gag the more talkative library students. To Mr. Clarkson: A set of nerves to replace the ones we shattered during driving lessons. To Miss Coffey: Dog food for Duncan. To. Mr. Connor: A pencil with a lock, key, and chain. To Miss Cornell: A master key for handcuffs. To Miss Cote: A way to say psychology in French without whistling. PAGE SIXTY-FOUR To Miss Cramer: A personal janitor or hand- some senior boy to give her classes "a little fresh air." To Miss Dale: The degree of D.D.D. - Doc- tor of Discussion of Destinies. To Miss Dionne: A class of the weaker sex who will appreciate worms. To Miss Doe: Our love and fondest apprecia- tion for being so understanding and patient. To Mr. Doherty: A volt, an amp, and an ohm -stuffed and mounted. To Miss Dolan: A dummy to replace students when demonstrating in the home nursing course. To Miss Dowd: The right to exile students who are lust not couth. To Miss Gallagher: A Tuttle: staff whose am- bitious ideas will not constantly threaten to put the magazine in the red. To Mr. Gowen: Permission from Mr. Hodge to plant a flower bed in our front yard - bigger than the one at Iunior High. To Miss Helen Hallisey: A machine that will correct source themes. To Miss Mildred Hallisey: A rearranged asssembly program so that all the assemblies will not come during the third period. To Mr. Hargrove: A little fireplace for his wood shavings. To Mr. Harvey and Mr. Marandos: A contract to sing a duet version of "Oh, Mamie Reilly" on Arthur Godfrey's talent show. To Mr. Herlihy: A maid to clean the labora- tory after dissecting period. To Mrs. Herlihy: A detective to watch Mr. Herlihy and the maid. To Miss Hoitt: Two mechanical dolls that will dance mazurkas, minuets, and polkas for her pupils. To Miss Kagarise: A motor scooter to facilitate her semi-annual visits to the homes of her pupils. To Mr. Keady: Classes that will be "ordinary prudent persons." To Mr. Kilbane: A year's supply of hand- painted neckties designed by Paul Gagnon. To Mr. Lawrence: Padlocks on the gas jets so that his students will not commit mass murder. To Mr. Lee: A laundry chute to facilitate his frequent descents to his old habitat. TUSITALA To Miss Helen Lord: A Tcrttler staff to be kept in her bottom drawer so that she won't have to chase the editors all over the building. To Miss Marion Lord: A bigger and better orchid in appreciation of the hours she spent for our musical functions. To Mr. McCaugney: A recording of his famous bellow "All Out!" To Mr. McGhee: One plain, ordinary simple black tie - just to see what he would do with it. To Miss McGlynn: A television set for Room 121. Her classes would enjoy Howdy-Doody. To Miss McLaughlin: A sound-proof bowling alley. To Mr. McKillop: Good luck in "distributing education." To Miss McWeeney: A dog to create excite- ment amonq her cats. To Miss Milan: A class that will not pro- nounce "Ioie de Lire" as "Ioey da liar." To Mr. Murauckas: A new jet car so he and his wife can spend their week-ends in Cuba. To Mrs. Nelson: Longer notice for the produc- tion of posters and decorations. To Miss Noyes: Congratulations on her new car! To Mr. O'Neil: Erasers, erasers, and more erasers! To Mr. Paquette: A new movie projector that will last until his fifth period class has a chance to see the movies. X A v r 1 VID BIN W lk!! X Q n To Mr. Pendleton: A perfect day to go fishing. To Miss Ryan: A new pair of gloves to wear when she is inking the mimeograph machine. To Mr. Scheer: Handles for his hammer heads. To Miss Shea: A class that can take directions as fast as she can give them. To Mr. Smith: More boys in his classes. To Miss May Sullivan: A bouquet of roses to match her lovely personality. Wir haben Sie am liebsten. To Miss Mildred Sullivan: An absolute answer to the question, "Is this pupil really sick or does he have a test next period?" To Miss Temple: Handcuffs so that she won't lose her "Future Homemakers of America" when on tour. To Miss Trudel: A fourth wall for her office. To Mrs. Williams: Chimes to replace the tink- ling bell on her desk. To Mr. Wilson: A push-button chorus and Ct player-piano band. Done at ye Admiral Benbow Inn Friday 13th April 1951. Witnesses: Long Iohn Silver - His Mark, X. Cap'n Flint, The Parrot - His Mark, X. Fifteen Men On a Dead Man's Chest - Their Marks,X X XX X XXXXX XXXXX GRAnuA1'uoN Issue PAGE SIXTY-FIVE CLASS PCDEM WHISPER Tusitala, teller of tales, whisper in our ear The secrets you have learned with time. Tell us of the future, show us the way. The world is now at vicious strife- The dream of peace is crumbling, We had to grow up in one war- Another looms upon us. Shall we have power to clear the world of war? To bring calm to this chaos? Shall we have strength to stand against Pandora's gifts, Rebuke greed, hate, and envy? We have knowledge to guide us. Whisper, shall we use it wisely? We have been carved and polished, As shapeless rock becomes a glinting jewel. We have been shaped and smoothed, As crumbling clay becomes a molded figure. We should repay this labor to the world! Are we able? Are we ready? "The true success," you answer, "is to labor." We believe you - we will strive. Shall we then find El Dorado? You know, Tusitala, for you know many tales: Tales of the past and present and future. It is our future - our ears are waiting- Whisper! M. Theresa Viens PAGE SIXTY-Slx TUSITALA CLASS PROPI-IECY Barbara, childishly dressed and with a lollipop, hesitatingly sidles on stage, pushed by a visible hand: "I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me. And what can be the use of it is more than I can see." tShe runs offl Four prophets, dressed as children, come out of side curtain and dance and sing to "Me and My Shadow". Lights out-hideous laugh-don robes received through center curtain. Voice: "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? - The Shadows know - heh, heh, heh." tLights on? Prophets: We are four little shadows that go in and out with you, And everything we prophesy is going to come true, So listen as we tell you of your future here tonight, Nor ever doubt a minute that we're ab- solutely right. CBody carried by two editors, brought off stagel Shadow I: What happened? Who's that? tFollows stretcher off stage? Shadow Il: That's Bill Fisher. He was injured trying to schuss the headwall of 'I'uckerman's Ravine on the advice of Al Holt, his instructor. Shadow III: Tsk Tsk! And he was such a good sax player. Shadow I: tRuns inl Hey, shadows, there are some trials going on out there-Dorothy Austin and Gerald Arnold vs. the State for one. Shadows IV: We know it, we're shadows CThey sit downl Shadow II: Yes, Donald Boulia in his first case for GRADUATION ISSUE The Class Prophets the F.B.I. arrested Gerald on a charge of counterfeiting twocent stamps for his Christ- mas cards. Shadow III: Dorothy was accused of being his ac- complice for licking the stamps. Ioe Fariz threw the case out of court for lack of glue to seal it up. Shadow I: In the next case, Erwin St. Peter is suing lim Bissonette. Shadow II: Yes-Erwin went to Iim's dental office to have some teeth out. Shadow IV: And Iim pulled out his tonsils by mistake. Shadow III: Roman Susalka, the prosecutor, won the case with a surprise witness, Sophie Drobysh, the dental hygenist, who confessed to sterilizing the weapon. Shadow I: What are you so thoughtful about? Shadow II: I was just thinking that so many of the class of l95l are associated with the Gigan- tic Dingling Sisters Circus! Shadow I: The show stars the internationally known trapeze trio, lean, Estelle, and lean- nette Bellavance. Shadow III: Kenneth Fluet is terrific as the ring- master, introducing Nancy Bellefleur as a bare-back rider. Shadow IV: Susan Prichard works out all of the colossal stage designs, Shadow II: Roger Bougie is teaching the ele- phants the fundamentals of the dance. Shadow I: Frank Belanger, Bob Christian, Bob Fissette, and Fred Miller did so well selling peanuts and coke that they have retired on the profits. PAGE SIXTY-SEVEN Shadow Ill: Ieanne Crooker is Fifi, the lions' per- sonal beauticianp Lillian Manley and Ianice Richards are her technical advisors. Shadow II. Ioan Guimond had one of the most popular shows of all, with her roller skating "Thrill on Whee1s" number. She and Sylvia Wynott will go on to become stars in the roller derby. Shadow IV: The Skull Mashers Racing Act starred Ray Caron, Caleb Bariteau, Nick Antonas, loe Scheider, and Iohn Poloski. Shadow I: Their act lasted only three nights, though: they gave it up to start a florist shop, with their buddies in mind. Shadow III: Norman Desrosiers and Edgar Bernier did a great stunt-flying act with Louise Snow and Connie Mcrrkowich balanced on each wing. Shadow II: I thought I'd die the day they made a false landing and picked up Robert Cote, the weight-lifter, with his thousand-pound dumb- bell balanced on his right ear. The crowd went mad when it slipped to his left ear. Shadow I: Norman White really peps up the side show as the barker. Shadow III: Iewel Austin has turned from charm- ing all the men to charming a forty-foot boa constrictor. Shadow II: Shirley Kirkorian, Dot Holden, and Elizabeth Dwyer draw the crowds to their sideshow with their Charleston. Shadow III: Ray Boucher, Anne Wesson, and Suzanne Fraser make tremendous clowns. Shadow II: Io Brownrigg has finally realized her life ambition to work with horses, now that she runs the merry-go-round. Shadow I: After much training and experience Larry Bougie has acquired a position as chief kiss taster for lean Ouellette's candy conces- sion. Shadow IV: Peter Wilcox really slays the women with his knife throwing act, with Claire Girard as his sharp assistant. Shadow III: The smoke-eating act is a sensation, with Nancy Hackett and Zatae Thomas mak- ing use of their experience at Louie's. Polly McKinley and Elaine Dachos put out the fire with their water pistols, invented by Lenore Whittemore. Shadow I: tSeeing a vision! Ha, Ha, I just saw something funny! Shadow II: Well, stop your laughing and let us in on the joke. Shadow I: Henry Lavoie, ha, ha, and Chester Fel- ton, engineers of the B and O !Beer in Your Olivel choo-choo train !Prophets sing one line of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"j are so absorbed in playing gin rummy that they just by- passed the station, leaving behind Iohn Prut- PAGE SIXTY-EIGHT salis and Robert Moreau, janitors at the Nashua 'I' rust Bank. These two successful young men are in a hurry to be off on their vacation to Mexico. Shadow III: Yes, but just as the situation appears futile, Iohn Lanoie, the state trooper, appears on the scene and gets the two vacationers to the next station with the help of Ray "Light- ning" Thibault, the motorcycle cop. Shadow IV: By this time, Art Brown and Bob Depontbriand, who serve as "Pullman Alarm Clocks," have reminded the engineers to no avail that it is their duty to stop at every sta- tion, no matter how the game is coming. Shadow I: Suddenly, however, Henry Lavoie pulls the train to a jolting stop as he sees the picture of Barbara Raby on a billboard. Bar- bara is pictured modeling the special brand of lipstick which Terry Viens is making a fortune with, due to her amazing ingenuity in selling it to baboons. Shadow III: The overwhelming success of Terry's lipstick might be attributed to the institution of a "Glamour Hints for Baboons" column in the Timbuctoo Daily Bear. This Column was originated by Rachel Bechard and Collette Bouley. Shadow IV: Too bad about Robert O'Neil, though. I hear he's going bankrupt, trying to sell water wings to ducks. Shadow II: Speaking of water wings, Doris Roberts and Audrey Oliver are going to use some of Bob's wings in their seventh annual English Channel crossing next summer. Shadow III: Speaking of wings, Lorraine Lesieur and Carmen Levesque are doing a booming business selling Wing cigarettes at Hampton Beach. Shadow I: You shouldn't have said Hampton Beach!! It does something to me - It gives me a vision of my old hangout. Shadow II: Yah -- I see it, too. Shadow III: I see it too - it's there for sure. Shadow IV: For dang sure - I see it now!! Shadow II: There's the Club Rendezvous, owned by Ioe Fedesovich and operated by Donald Magnuson. Shadow I: The floor show is just starting. The lights are dimming, and here comes Aline Bujold into the spotlight, singing a fiery torch song. She's burning down the house. Shadow III: Look at the beautiful legs on that hat check girl! Shadow IV: Mmm .... mmm .... That's Barbara Barr: she makes a week's pay on tips alone. Shadow II: Did you see the big tip she got from Albert Garant? Shadow I: Al now runs the biggest gas station in the state, although he started out with only a can of oil he got as a birthday gift from his TUSITALA now famous friend, Maurice Ravenelle, con- noisseur of petroleum. Shadow Il: Now Bruce Spaulding, the m.c., is introducing the next act-Eugene Laflotte, the harpist, who has the audience in tears. Be- verly Collins goes around after his act, mop- ping up around the people who don't have handkerchiefs. Shadow III: Mmm .... mm .... Cpatting turnrnyl I wish I could really be there to taste some of Ioan Soucy's excellent Aunt Iemima's pancakes made with Bisquick, Shadow IV: Get a load of this waltzing act. Isn't it smooth? Leo Lajoie and Lorraine Fariz as the "Old Roughies", dancing to the music of Bernard Lavigne! Shadow II: Annette Dionne keeps taking pictures of everyone. She just took one of Pat Dufour, the cigarette girl, dancing with the bouncer, Roy Fluke. Shadow I: Henry Baker, the back room piano player, really beats out those blues, with Georgianna Rogers accompanying him on the bass fiddle. Shadow IV: Look at all the celebrities! There's Fuzzy F agnant, the inventor of a self-sustaining diaper, drinking one of Nancy Clement's specialties. She is the chief soft-drink mixer of the club. Shadow III: And there's Barbara Haug, the famous boogie-Woogie player, and Ioan Zeloski, the owner of an orphanage for wandering cats. Shadow II: The Amalgamated Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Teachers at Nashua High School, otherwise known as the A.S.P. C.T., is meeting in the back room of the night- club to discuss the pressing question of whether red book bindings are indicative of Communist sympathy. Shadow III: Rene Dube has been reinstated presi- dent of the A.S.P.C.T. after having been dis- charged for knitting during class time. Shadow IV: Leonard Dobens and Ianice Heald are having a hot debate over the issue, with Leonard taking the negative side. Shadow II: At the far end of the table, three other members of the A. S. P. C. T., Robert Eaves, Charles Grenier, and Lucien Bernard, are having a game of three-card monte. Ioyce Phelan is keeping score. Shadow I: Another issue brought up by Ruth "Francoise" Guertin, head of the French de- partment at Nashua High, is whether to have the loudspeaker announcements in French. CProphets sing "Allons, enfants"l Shadow III: Iackie Cobleigh, of the Latin depart- ment, is against this, advocating announce- ments in her native tongue. COne line of "Gaudeamus lgitur"D GRADUATION ISSUE Shadow II: lulie Papadopoulos, the Greek teach- er, laid a complaint before President Dube that the noises of the pigs and chickens in Nancy Heath's agriculture class are disrupt- ing the atmosphere. Shadow IV: The case is referred to Andrew Kehoe, the first-floor janitor. By the way, he owns a farm on the roof of the high school. Shadow ll: He employs Paul Phelan to feed the pigs, Don Pattershall to milk the cows, and Ioan Bouley to water the lawn. Shadow I: Isabelle Woods is preaching the "Evils of Homework" from her seat on the flag pole. Shadow III: Marion Boggis cmd Lorraine Bullard made a motion to elect Dana Palmer as truant officer because of his experience in the art of truancy. Shadow IV: The A.S.P.C.T. is being entertained at the nightclub by that great barber-shop quar- tet, who have just returned from a command performance at the White House, including Nick Tsimbidaros, Chris Harabopoulos, George Georgopoulos, and Phyllis Ayer. iAn- other chorus of "Gaudeamus7 Shadow I: In the other back room at the Club Rendezvous Dick McKay is having a coming out party. Shadow II: A what? Shadow I: A coming out party. He didn't want to go inside. lSign-BARBARA WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS FUNNYJ Shadow Ill: Muriel Langelier, Dick's personal con- sultant, supervises the doorman, Pat Carman, and the two maids, Norman Poff and Ray Beaulieu, who are elegant in their satin uniforms. Dick brought along his old friend Ron Avard as the bartender for the occasion. Shadow I: Among the guests present are Bucky Finucan, the opera singer, Loretta LeBlanc, star of the TV show "Oo La La", and Ioan Kobzik, star of the broadway play "Whistle". Shadow IV: And on our right we have Natalie Bergeron and Geralyn Cobleigh, the two famed lady wrestlers, and Irene Delude, the first woman to fly to the moon. Shadow ll: Since bookmaking has been legalized through the efforts of Beverly Gardner and Eleanor Green, representatives to the New Hampshire General Court, Theresa Caprio is circulating through the crowd taking bets on whether Lorraine Gendron or Denyse Under- hill will win the international ski champion- ship this year. Shadow IV: Peggy Bundy, owner of the "Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers" detective agency, is at the party with her assistants, Irene "Snoopy" Crooker and Dorothy Smith. They are here to guard the false teeth of Louis Lock- wood, the adventurer. PAGE SIXTY-NINE Shadow I: The entertainment which the club pro- vided for the party is of an extremely high caliber. The chief hits are Alan Howe, the smoke ring champion, and Robert Fraser, the bubble dancer, who is being accompanied by Alan Paine on the zither. Shadow III: Rose Marie Charland just walked in the door with her soap box, from which she is going to deliver an oration entitled "Is Co- Education Ethical?" Shadow II: The pictures of this major social event of the year are being taken for the New York Times by Leonard Bernier with his new auto- matic. Shadow IV: Next to the party pictures, the Times will have pictures of Lieutenant Alice Corey and Sergeant Marion Constantineau, who have revolutionized the WACS with their thesis entitled "Is Marching Ethical or should WACS Ride?" Shadow I: It surely is interesting to see what has happened to some of our classmates. Who would have thought that twenty years after graduation Donald Anctil would be standing on a soap box in Boston Common delivering an attack on Secretary of State Iames Hogan's foreign policy? Shadow III: And who would have thought that Earle Migneault would be president of the Audubon society? Shadow IV: Tom Moran, the mayor of Brookline, talked him into it--the Brookline birds are extremely attractive. Shadow I: Claire Grandmaison is a colonel in the Woman's Army Corps-she actually outranks Lewis Carter and Ed Lacombe-they're only lieutenants. Shadow II: And Ed's old running mate, Bob Cola- cchio, is the number one pinch-runner for the New York Yankees. Of course he's not so famous as old Bobo Hargraves of the Red Sox, but everybody can't hit the ball five' hundred feet. Shadow III: Don't forget Professor Robert Bouchard of Oxford, the author of the best-seller, "Is Studying Ethical?" Shadow IV: Brian Finnigan runs the West End Golf Club, and Leo Santerre is in charge of caddies. Theresa Martin is Brian's book- keeper. Shadow I: And Henry McEvoy is playing "Hopa- long Cassidy" on television, and Ernie lusta- son has succeeded Milton Berle as the most popular clovsm on TV. Shadow II: Francis Paton, the political editor of the Boston Globe, is supporting Tim Gribas and Guy Santerre, the leaders of the Paul Therrien for President campaign. Shadow III: Bob Ouellette has invented a new PAGE SEVENTY type of eyeglass cord which can be wom around the waist. Bud Harvey, his chief sales- man and demonstrator, is selling hundreds. Shadow IV: Two of the class took to the woods. Bob St. Laurent is chief game warden up in Coos County, and Paul Gagnon is well known for his paintings of the picturesque White Mountains. Shadow I: William Wakefield and Maurice Delude are starring in the musical comedy "No Place to Hide", written by Claudette Desmarais and Beverly Crooker. Shadow III: Lucien Bergeron and Art Santerre, the two private detectives, protect the stars from their admirers after performances. Shadow II: I hear Al Rodgers is the new police chief of Hudson: he sold his electrical busi- ness to Don Boyer, the ex-sailor. Shadow IV: And Theresa Grondin owns a large automobile repair shop-Dick Hood is her head mechanic, and loan Lavoie is the book- keeper. Shadow III: And Ernie Mercier, star of the Boston Celtics, autographs each inner tube which they sell. Shadow II: Oh, I see that Donald Hayes has be- come the driver of the Nashua hook and lad- der: Armand Moreau steers the rear end of it. Patil Levesque, the fire chief, really has a good crew on that truck, hasn't he? Shadow l: Political-minded Frank Zeloski has fi- nally realized his ultimate ambition of getting into the Excited Nations. As the supervising watchman, he accomplishes a great deal of work, since he isn't bothered by the Russian vetoes. Floris Vos is the representative from the Netherlands, cmd Ann Soucy is his private secretary. Shadow IV: Carmel Roy is the star of the new Broadway musical, "George and Grace". Shadow III: Marcelline Prince is famous for her book "How to Make Circles". Shadow II: Ann Espeio and Iune Foss are both working in New York as commercial artists. Recently they designed the ads for Hooly Dooly Kola and Ronald Soucy's "Square Deal Meat Market". Shadow IV: Steve Atkinson is running his own junkyard so that he won't have to buy any more old jalopies. Shadow I: Enough of this drib-drab, shadows! I happen to know that Claire Reichard and Ioan Skorb will be awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering peninsula, a new cure for school fatigue. Shadow Il: Marion Stratton is ruling the Nashua school department as Superintendent, but Pat Theriault is getting up a big campaign to unseat her, with David Walch as the political TUSITALA manager. Shadow III: Susan Winn is the hostess-in-chief of William Roberts' Wing and a Prayer Airlines. Shadow IV: Sue Richards is the international pin- ball champion. Shadow II: Lorraine Mullikin is an author you for- got to mention: she wrote "Are Twenty-Min ute Lunches Ethical?" And Iacqueline West wrote "My Experiences as a Teacher of Prob- lems of Democracy". ' Shadow I: Dick Bell's new business venture is working tremendously well. He set up an aquarium in his sporting goods store, and he gives free fishing lessons to anyone buying fishing equipment. Shadow I: Dick Lamerand, that super-colossal car salesman, is getting rich selling the new "let- o-matic Drive" designed by Fernand Leves- que. Shadow II: Barbara Hastings and Claire Moussette, head automatic windshield wiper adiusters, have been given a raise. Shadow III: Yes, Harry Marshall and Tom Pappa- demas, co-owners of the factory, had to give them that raise, for the girls were adjusting the wipers to work only when the sun shone. Shadow IV: Spurred on by their success, Dick Dionne, head horn tuner, also went on strike. Shadow I: Only he was fired, for the owners dis- covered Don Upham also had an ear for music, and he would tune for half the price. Shadow III: As a result of a long debate by the famous lawyers, Paul Ouellette and Noel Dandley, on "Are Massachusetts Cars on Main Street Ethical?" the state has decided to build a highway by-passing Nashua. Shadow II: Norman Leonard and Pearly Deneault are the chief construction engineers for the new road: they work for Carl Goldblatt's large construction company. Shadow III: Their technical advisors are Albert Berger, Bill Bardas, and Evans Boyatsis. Shadow IV: An obstacle arose when Gerry Ouel- lette's beauty shop had to be taken by emi- nent domain in order to make way for the road, throwing several skilled workers out of jobs, including Theresa Bechard and Ioan Larocque, the receptionist, Mildred Coleman, and the manicurist, Lorraine Demers. Shadow I: Nancy Gilson is a famous Hollywood screen writer. She wrote the colossal hit, "Meet Me In Priscilla's", starring William Wilkshire and Barbara Whelton. Shadow II: Dick Pombrio just made a new picture, "The Sleeping Cowboy", with Gene Morin and his Lonely Bar Ranch Gang. Elaine Zins and Ruth Tieman wrote the script, and Theresa York stole the show as the handsome villain's wife. GRADUATION ISSUE Shadow III: One of the current releases from Holly- wood is the motion picture "Crepe Suzette," which I hear is really a tasty dish. This hit, starring Richard Carter and Robert Harwood, is in reality a story of two members of the class of '51, Nick Hondrocostas and Charles Kolocotronis, who made a fortune selling French pastries. Shadow IV: The "Fearful Brothers", better known as Dick Piwowarski and Fred Siesicki, won their first Australian tag team match out of eighty-seven last night, before a huge blood- thirsty crowd. Shadow I: They beat the "Mad Ma'ulers", alias Stanley Schultz and Iohn Putnam, when Muriel Trombly, the referee, called a foul on the "Maulers" for throwing her out of the ring. Shadow II: Hey, shadow! Did you hear that The- resa Guichard's exclusive rest-haven, "Insom- nia", is having a complete face-lifting? Shadow III: Sure! Anastasia Efthemeou, the re- nowned interior decorator, is doing the paper hanging, while her assistant, Martha Hodge, mixes the paste. Shadow I: Speaking of paste, did you hear about Shirley Ledoux's new business that guaran- tees to mend all broken hearts? Shadow IV: Her best customer is Doris Levesque, the socialite, who sends hundreds of hearts yearly to the company. Shadow II: Did you hear Margo Paradis, the famed lecturer, speak on "Is The Thing Ethical?" Shadow IV: No, but I did hear Doris Trombly, our ambassador to France, speak on the savoir faire of the French male in contrast to the fair savor of the American male. Shadow I: I hear Doris recently visited Sandra Whitney 's school of the dance on the Riviera. Shadow II: Geraldine Barrie, Adeline Desrosier, and Pauline Noel were being tutored for parts in the Sadler's Wells ballet. Shadow III: Yes, and did you know Ioan Robbins is Sandra's most talented ballet teacher? Shadow IV: I hear that Pauline Michaud is tour- ing France with her favorite bus driver, Betty Morse, for her women's "We Strive to Wear The Pants" society. Shadow III: Yes, and Anita Levesque, editor of Home, Ugh Home magazine, is supporting the campaign. Shadow I: Recently Anita's gossip columnist, Elaine Granger, got a scoop on the big busi- ness deal which Calliope Dimtsios's Wishy Washy Laundry and Ioan Temple's Sudsie Wudsie Soap Company have entered upon. Shadow II: The deal is with the "Mud In Your Eye" Taxi Company owned by Elaine Guerette and PAGE SEVENTY-ONE Pauline Raymond. The head drivers, Emily Parker and Marcella Pelletier, have the spe- cial job of splashing all prospective customers for the laundry company. Shadow IV: Betty McNiff, another member of the magazine staff, interviewed the intemation- ally-known sculptor, Mary Mason, who im- mortalized the toe of Margaret Malitsos, a model for Millie Gagnon's design of the open- toe shoe. Shadow I: Speaking of anatomy- Shadow III: Who's speaking of anatomy? Shadow I: I aml As I started to say, when I was so rudely interrupted, speaking of anatomy! That was quite an operation performed at the "From Here to Matemity Hospital". Shadow II: Yes, Ellen Iebb, the well-known sur- geon, operated on Paul Schmidt, the adven- turer, to remove his hypertrophic vocabulary. Shadow III: David Connor, her able assistant, needed the help of two nurses, Nancy La- forest and Dolores Ialbert, to carry the voca- bulary from the operating room. Shadow IV: Ronald Hawkes, America's foremost undertaker, and his bodyguard, Larry Dutton, are to see that all those words are well dis- posed of. Shadow I: Speaking of disposed of, our words are iust about disposed of so we had better- lLights out, Shadows throw robes through center of curtain, editors pull through table and chairs during confusion. Shadows now look as in begin- ning.l Shadows I, II, III, and IV dance and sing across stage to record "Me and My Shadow"-disappear BARBARA RABY THERESA VIENS RENE DUBE ANDREW KEHOE behind curtain. CHOICE OF '51 Favorite Male Vocalist .. Favorite Female Vocalist .. Sports Figure of the year .. Most Popular Song .. .. Best-Liked Movie .. .. .. Favorite Dance Orchestra .. Favorite Television Show .. Favorite Slang Expression .. Favorite Hangout .. .. .. . Favorite High School Sport . PAGE SEVENTY-TWO .. Perry Como .. Doris Day .. Ted Williams .. .. .. .. .. "If" .. "Our Very Own" .. Ralph Flanagan's .. Your Show of Shows .. .. .. "George" .. The Priscilla .. Basketball TuslTAl.A ORATIC GAUDEAMUS IGITUR Let Us Therefore Rejoice PAUL SCHMIDT Rejoice? That, you will say, is an odd topic for a graduation speech in l95l. Our class motto should probably be about the dangers ahead, or our duty in the modern world. Anyway, what do we have to rejoice about this year? Rejoice! Tomorrow we'll be in Korea. Actually, as the class of 1951, our position in the world is not altogether desperate. And no matter in what way we may regard our position, there is one thing We should remember. lt can be improved. Let us tell you a little more about the words of our motto, 'Gaudeamus Igiturf' The words are the opening ones of a song Written by students of a medieval university, about seven hundred years ago, when the world was in a much worse condition than it is now. As a matter of fact, in Europe, and in the country where that university was located, life was a precarious possession. Government and law were a chaotic mixture of feudalism and increasingly powerful monarchies, while health and medicine were rarely worried about. Human life was very cheap. In comparison with what had preceded this state of affairs by merely a few hundred years, however, Europe was orderly and peaceful. This improvement was a product of a steady optimism on the part of the people for a better life. The one saving grace of that period was faith-an optimistic faith in a better future. That optimism was not peculiar to the Middle Ages, since it is a characteristic of any age which, like the Middle Ages, is striving to better itself. And out of that period, came one of the most famous expressions of optimism the world has ever known-"Gaudeamus Igiturf' Now, if the chaotic and uncertain Middle Ages could produce such an expression of confident optimism, Why should we be so pessimistic about the future? We can at least take into consideration the improve- ment of the world since that time, and doing so may help us to prove the logic of our being optimistic. Since the days of 'Gaudeamus lgitur," the world as a whole has risen to undreamed of heights of splendor, learning, invention-and id- iocy. The splendor of the modern world surpasses anything the past may have known. Splendor in the past is generally thought of in vague terms of Roman emperors or King Solomon, Yet Solomon in all his glory never had a television set. Because GRADUATION ISSUE of the tremendous advances in the field of archi- tecture, we are able to erect buildings like the new United Nations building in New York City. We have highways that link one side of our country with the other- highways that even link one continent with another. These great projects may not be so awe-inspiring as the architectural marvels of the past, but when one compares the Pyramids and their years of construction and tremendous cost of slave labor and human lives with the speed and simplicity with which the United Nations building was erected, he begins to grasp the splendor of today-not so much a thing of pomp and circumstance as a triumph and a glorification of man and his ingenuity. In the fields of learning and invention, too, modern man has produced some awe-inspiring results. His capacity for learning is so great that he is constantly at work finding new things to learn, which in turn spur him on to find more. This chain reaction can be seen also in the field of invention: one invention is caused by another. For example, Edison's work in the field of electricity has led to further experiment, and his simple electric lamp and other inventions have caused the bewildering display of electrical appliances PAGE SEVENTY-THREE that can be seen everywhere today. The total effect of such mass-produced genius, however, is all too often spoiled by the result. And the result, in this day and age, has been everything from super- duper can openers to super-destructive bombs. However, it is in the field of idiocy that mo- dern man has surpassed himself. Fortunately his idiocy generally takes forms which, although definitely idiotic, are relatively harmless. For ex- ample, man makes laws to regulate the speed at which he travels in his wonderful automobiles, and tries to keep these limits as low as possible, yet, obsessed by a mania for speed, he continu- ally makes cars which travel as fast as possible. On the more serious side, however, man will work unceasingly to invent new and better ways to save lives from sickness and disease-and at the same time every day thinks up more powerful and more destructive weapons and machines for kill- ing. It is well to realize, though, that despite idiocy, or the foolish side of improvement, the world has reached heights. A great many people today tend to forget that fact. You see, whenever the world advances, there are always those who help to push it up. They are the optimists. At the same time, however, there are those who remain behind to criticize the job. And they are generally pessi- mists, or, as they sometimes wish to call them- selves, realists. Usually, we say that the older generation is the pessimistic one, while youth is optimistic. We must admit that those of the older generation of today have a right to be pessimistic. They have lived through two World Wars and a depression. Many of them fought in one of those wars, felt the hardships of that depression, and sent their sons to fight in World War II or in Korea. But we are graduating from Nashua High School in 1951, and we cannot afford to be pessi- mistic. Unfortunately, however, a great many of us are! ln a recent article entitled "Faith for Freedom," Barbara Ward, the brilliant British economist, says that one of the greatest obstacles to world peace is men's uncertainty whether peace can in fact be maintained. And it is true that this pessimism concerning world peace is one of the reasons why we fail to achieve it. After all, if the Middle Ages could produce such an optimistic song as "Gaude- amus Igitur," why should we with all our civiliza- tion and our magnificent chances to be happy, surrender to discouragement and produce only article on "How to Survive an Atomic Attack"? One explanation for the world's present state PAGE SEVENTY-FOUR may be to say that we are completing a cycle. The end of the Roman Empire, in the fifth century, was a period of the highest civilization and cul- ture. ln many ways, the Romans of that day were more civilized than we are. Theirs, however, was a cynical, pessimistic society. When they were destroyed, the races who replaced them were barbaraians. These barbarians, in destroying the Romans, absorbed much from them, above all, a Christian faith, which produced in them an opti- mism which led them to improve themselves. We today, the descendants of these barbarians, have reached a state of civilization similar to that at- tained by the Roman Empire-just before it fell. ln some ways the Russians today may be compared to those barbarians. The only difference is that since their rulers are Communists, they have little faith in anything. They believe in what Barbara Ward calls "the fatality of history", and so the fu- ture of optimism under Russian rule is rather doubt- ful. Our generation in the free World, therefore, should strive to prevent our time from becoming like that ultra-civilized, cynical, pessimistic age of the Romans. History has shown nations in such a condition to be extremely vulnerable to attack, and today that attack will probably come from barba- rians who are as pessimistic as we seem to be. Here are the reasons, the necessity, for optimism. The state of the world is not good. We should admit that, but admitting that should not make the youth of today pessimistic. It is the way we reason from that admission that classifies us as pessimists or optimists. The Igitur of our motto, meaning therefore, can be applied in two different ways. The pessimist says: "The world is in a mess. Here we go again. Another World War. Therefore we might as well give up now." The optimist says: "The world is in a mess. Well? It's been in messes before, and always gotten out of them. It obviously should not be in one. Therefore there must be something I can do to help get it out." Now, we should not leave high school with the idea of going out immediately to change the world. Such a hope is Utopian. Changing the world is a full-time occupation that takes years of practice. But it is our world, and eventually we shall have some responsibility conceming it. Let us remember this: "Gaudeamus Igitur." lt is our duty to rejoice to offset the pessimism of the elder generation. If we are optimistic now, the chances are stronger that we shall be optimistic later in life. If We are optimistic later in life, we shall have a moral qua- lity everyone needs-faith in the future. TUSITALA VALEDICTORY OUR EXPANDING WORLD CLAIRE FLAVIA REICHARD As we graduate from high school, our hearts are filled with mixed emotions. When we survey the new horizons which lie before us, we are over- whelmed. The world seems so huge, and its many complexities present a challange which many of us did not realize would come so soon. Our World has not always been so vast. When we were little children, it was very small. Only a few persons and places affected our lives then. As we sit on this stage tonight, we almost feel that the world has grown up with us. As our bodies and minds have developed during ou.r twelve years of school, our realization of the world and its significance has also expanded. When we reflect on our early childhood, so often sheltered from reality, we begin to marvel at how simple life was as we moved in our own little world of fun and make- believe. By pondering some of our childhood ex- periences, perhaps we may arrive at an under- standing of many complex world problems. When we Were children, almost all of us ex- perienced a strange curiosity to see what the world looked like upside down. By standing on our heads, we found that the sky appeared where the ground was supposed to be, and that all the familiar things we knew had suddenly assumed a strange aspect. By resuming our usual position, however, we found that We could quickly set the world aright. We did not realize then that there are people striving to turn our World upside down not only materially, but morally and spiritually as well. As we were growing up, we heard about Hitler, Mussolini, Toio, and the other Axis leaders of World Wor ll. We shuddered when we learned all the horrible things these men and others were doing to take away the God-given rights of free- dom-loving people. We were very glad when these tyrants were defeated before they had a chance to destroy our American way of life here in the United States. Nevertheless, World War II was fought by our parent's generation, and we did not shoulder any great share of the worries and responsibilities connected with that terrible holo- caust. Unfortunately, the long sought-for peace for which so many sacrificed so much in the last war, has not become a reality. Officially, we are not engaged in a third world war, but the rapid ex- tension of Russia's "Iron Curtain" and Communist GRADUATION ISSUE aggression in Korea make us wonder whether World War ll ever really ended. It is very hard to say just where war ends and peace begins. Al- though most of us have been following world events fairly closely, we have only recently be- come more conscious of the troubled world situa- tion by seeing boys in our own age group don the uniforms of our armed forces. We now realize that it is our turn to help straighten a World that is upside down in a much deeper sense than we could understand as children. When we were very young, perhaps one of the greatest problems of the day was getting pos- session of the last cookie in the cookie iar. We remember the friction which resulted when there weren't enough cookies to go around, or when the cookies weren't distributed properly. This same situation occurs on a world scale when people have to struggle, not for cookies, but for economic security. When we read the newspapers, we learn of unimaginable disease, starvation, and death walking hand in hand with extravagant luxury in many areas of the world. To insure lasting peace our generation must make certain that all people everywhere have proper food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities of life. We have come to PAGE SEVENTY-FIVE understand that the cookies in the cookie lar of the world must be evenly distributed, or there will be wars. Often, nations will follow tyrants and fanatics in the hope of obtaining even the faintest glimmers of improvement in their desperate struggle for survival. When Hitler first appeared on the public scene, many German people ridi- culed his fantastic ideologies. A few years later, however, when Germany was in the midst of a terrible depression, the idea of a "master race" and world conquest symbolized a return to pros- perity and no longer seemed so dreadful. Be- cause ou.r govemment realizes the close link between economic difficulty and war, our country is sending wheat to India to help that impoverished nation survive a current famine. ln addition to re- lieving physical suffering, this display of Ameri- can interest and generosity may help steer the Indian people from the path of Communism. While growing up, we have depended heavily on our parents to supply us with the things we needed to live a normal, healthy life. ln a similar way , the smaller nations of the world are now dependent on the larger ones for economic survi- val. Events in any major nation have an effect on the well-being of millions of people in the smaller countries which look to that nation for economic security. High tariffs and other barriers to world trade tremendously lower standards of living. Our generation must realize that America can no longer close its doors to the economic problems of other nations in the world without losing its hopes for world peace. There can be no peace in a world where men feel obliged to fight to obtain the barest necessities to sustain life. Little children are often fascinated by things which are new and unfamiliar to them. We remem- ber our first train ride, or the day we saw our first circus with all its amazing and colorful performers. When we were little, we often became afraid or confused when confronted by new things we could not understand. Today many of us feel that same insecurity as we read of the destruction and misery that can be caused by atomic warfare. Why must discoveries be made which threaten to make our world worse instead of better? We need not be afraid or confused as we hear of these new scientific advancements, if we can bring our- selves to realize that man himself can control these discoveries. The choice of whether or not they will be used to promote war or peace rests squarely on the shoulders of the educated people of our generation. Scientific research has un- covered many practical uses for atomic energy. Progress has already been made toward utilizing atomic knowledge in seeking a cure for cancer and other diseases. Atomic energy has tremendous possibilities for making our world a better place PAGE SEVENTY-SIX I . to live, and we believe confidently it does not have to be used first as a weapon of destruction to achieve this goal. lf all ,men realized this fact, their fear of atomic energy as a weapon of destruction would be greatly diminished. To be happy, little children need love and understanding. This need does not end with child- hood, but remains with us all through life. As we grow older, however, we realize that we must give these qualities as well as receive them. The world, too, needs love and understanding if lasting peace is ever to be possible. A recent magazine featured the picture of a little boy walking along the road to Boys' Town, helping another boy along the way. " Aren't you carrying too heavy a load?" a priest asked the child. "He's not heavy, Father, he's my brother!" the little boy replied. As we study world conditions, we all need to ponder these words. To be successful, world co- operation must be based on understanding and tolerance. The United Nations is perhaps the most outstanding example of the effects of world brotherhood in promoting peace. Only when its members succeed in forgetting their deep-rooted prejudices in their attempt to attain a common goal can this organization run smoothly. We rea- lize only too well what happens when the actions of a member of the United Nations are dominated by intolerance and exclusive promotion of self- interest. But our generation cannot hope for world unity unless we first preserve the principles of brotherhood in our own country. As the late Wendell Wilkie wrote in his book One World: "Our way of living together in America is a strong but delicate fabric. It serves as a cloak for the protection of poor and rich, of black and white, of Iew and gentile, of foreign and native-born. Let us not tear it asunder. For no man knows, once it is destroyed, where or when man will find its protective warmth again." When we were children, we had a limited sense of beauty. A pretty doll with yellow curls, a tiny puppy, or a new set of tin soldiers symbol- ized beauty to us then. As we have grovsm up, our conception of beauty has greatly enlarged. Through education, we graduates have gained a foothold in the world of culture and learning. This new World of knowledge has cultivated in us a deeper appreciation for all that is lovely and wonderful in life. We see natural beauty in the flowers of spring, in the multi-colored leaves of autumn, in the snow-covered mountains of winter. We see man-made beauty in the sky-scrapers of a great city like New York, in the sculptures and paintings of a museum, or we hear it in the swell- TUSITALA ing music of a great symphony. More important still, our education and our personal contacts have likewise instilled in us the cherished ideals and hopes which accompany beauty of thought and mind. A young Child praying in church, a friend's sincere and honest smile, a strong helping hand extended to someone in need, all these represent moral beauty in action. It has often been said that wars begin in the minds of men. If this be true, peace must also begin in human minds. The educated people of our generation must teach all men to search for loveliness in their daily lives, and to have a sincere desire to achieve beauty of thought and action. The people of a well- educated world will never fight to destroy these things, though, alas, they may have to fight to preserve them for themselves and all whom they hold dear. When a child is about a year old, his parents attempt to teach him to walk. He is very unsure of himself then, and at first often stumbles and falls. When he has attained a small measure of self-confidence, however, he boldly struts along- afraid of nothing. Self-confidence enabled us to take our first steps. Now that we have reached the threshold of mature life this same belief in our own ability must teach us to walk boldly into the future-Whatever it may hold in store for us. If we wish others to place their trust in us, we must first have faith in ourselves. We must have great hopes for the future-hopes for a better World in which unity and brotherhood have taught all men a vehement hatred for wars of any kind. We must sincerely believe that such a world can be achieved, for if we allow ourselves to feel that such aspiration is Utopian and can never be real- ized, we shall be defeated before we start, by the most unconquerable foe of all-ourselves. When we stumbled and fell while first learn- ing to walk, we benefited by our mishap, and learned to walk more carefully the next time. Perhaps we of our generation shall stumble and fall often, as we try to solve complicated world problems, just as preceding generations have done all down through history. Like the little child, we must learn to Walk more carefully, and to profit from our experiences, whether they be the successes we have hoped for, or the failures we have not Worked hard enough to avoid. Frequently, we shall become discouraged and wonder wheth- er the struggle for world peace and co-operation is really worth all the sacrifices and hardships to achieve them. At such moments, we may find renewed faith and hope for a better world by re- GRADUATION ISSUE membering the words of Stephen Vincent Benet, and placing a fervent trust in "The everlasting element of God, Who must be there in spite of all we see, Who must be there in spite of all we bear." Mr. Danforth and Members of the Board of Educa- tion: We, the graduating class of 1951, are deeply grateful to you for all you have done to provide excellent educational facilities for us at Nashua High. You have given us everything necessary to obtain a well- balanced education-an education which will be a valuable asset to us in whatever path in life We choose to follow. Mr. Keefe and Members of the Faculty: We sincerely thank you for the interest you have taken in us during the last three years. Through education, you have made our expand- ing world more interesting and meaningful. Be- cause of you we have come to realize the value of culture and learning as keys to an understand- ing of the many problems we must solve as we strive for a better world. Parents: It is to you that we owe the deepest measure of gratitude, for you have made many sacrifices so that we could sit upon this stage tonight. You have provided us with good homes and many other comforts which we have frequently taken for granted. You have given us the love and under- standing so vital to our personal happiness. Please accept our accomplishments during these last three years as a small expression of the love and appreciation we shall keep in our hearts for you always. Classmates: Our high school days are filled with memories -many of them happy, some of them sad. As we graduate, we are reluctant to say good-bye to everything that has formed such an important part of our lives during the last three years. Tonight, we are conscious that some of the members of the class of '51 are not here with us. A few of the boys are already in the armed forces. One of our class- mates, who had hoped to graduate with us tonight, is here with us only in our hearts, because he has passed on to another and a far greater world. As we walk into the future, we must always try to keep together in spirit. Let us remember to keep a firm faith in ourselves and in God, so that we may have the courage to face our expanding world-whatever it may hold in store for us. PAGE SEVENTY-SEVEN w .12 .f ,L -1 . " - f ,amy 1? 'Av ' - '- ' . W . , , . i . , Q, i , Q11 AUTOGRAPHS X Yx I gl 24 Q22 X H ,,: I I 4 02? 1 ' 1 . - ' J f " ix A V X.. QNX - XT 1 ' J K' fr ff ' .. 2, ? 3 -1, fe S - 5-Ly-N , . f . 0 x ' 5 , 'J 1 'W f . ' i ,L N Ni A I 1 ' ' 5 , " .Inn 'zms 51 ,. M. X .1 - -q1,.nZM.a1.4b.. ..m2? i! A t ' N gif? 24 , ,, A XX 'Gisli W Zi' .-114 ' 4. 95 9, ' 3 fly, x- fa 1, gy . vga Alix! 1 Z 'W' ,. L f 6' ,, A w 5244 .. 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