Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)
- Class of 1916
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Vol.. V. NATICK, MAssAcHUsE1'Ts, JUNE, 1916. No. 4
The SASSAMON is published by the Students of the Natick High School at Natick,
Massachusetts in the interests of the High School.
Published 4 times a year, in December, February, April and June.
Entered as second class matter at Natick post-office. I5 Cents a Copy
Miriam Eldridge, '16
Marguerite D. Whitney, '16 William McGorum, '17
Edith Halperin, '16 Frieda Diehl, '17
Mary Casey, '16 Walter H. Monteith, '17
Mary A. Doon, '18 Beatrice Parmenter, '19
Laura MacSwan, '18 Elden Patterson, '19
Richard Spencer, '16
Iohn H. Peterson, '16 Ruth Cassidy, '16 joseph Dwyer, '17
Art and Exchange Editor
Hazel Sprott, '16
Esther Jacobs, '15
Iohn I. Wardell, '16 Myles Russell, '18 Ray McGowan '18
o 'l'l IE SASSAMON
Once more the wheel of time has
rolled around to .Iunc and brought us
ctinnnenccment and the last number
of the "Sassamon." Looking back
over the past year we see many things
we would do diHerently if we had the
chance. lint, there are also many
things we would not change, and these
are the things which give the certain-
ty of success for next year. The
board next year will protit by our mis-
takes and successes and the "Sassa-
mon" will be all the better for them.
This year's board wishes next year's
board the best of luck, the greatest
'l'o the "Sassamon" we wish a pros-
perous year and ever increasing popu-
larity. Both are bound to come under
the management of next year's board.
"Gluck .tuf !"
Now the end has come, Commence-
ment is over, and the Seniors of 1916
are about to find their place in the
world's work. l.et us go forth, courage-
ously. strong in the belief that only
through giving do we receive. Let us
not sit back contented to look on, but let
us enter whole heartedly into the task
which lies before us.
Yery naturally do our thoughts turn
back to the last four years of work: and
it is indeed interesting to recall the many
pleasant times we have shared together.
The work we have done here, and the
knowledge we have attained, give us con-
fidence to face our new duties and we
have, withal, a feeling that we have not
spent in vain these last four years.
M. D. W.
Evidently the time has come when
the present Seniors will no longer be
such. The class History attempts to
portray their past school life and the
Prophecy their future.
We would send with the Seniors the
heartiest of good wishes, and hope that
they all have the fullest measure of
good fortune. So much is always said
to and about a graduating class, that
it is doubtful if they carry away one
worthy suggestion that was given
them, and use it to advantage. "Ex-
perience is the best teacher," but a
principle or idea imbued with Ambi-
tion can cut short considerably the
way to success and contentment. Se-
niors, is it not wise to select your
guiding principles and stick by them?
lt is really dangerous to go out from
school into business or professional
life without possessing a definite con-
viction as to what your future course
of self-conduct will be. Employers
and others will analyze you and put
you down for what they find you. It
is very much worth while to try to
XV. B. M.
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1916-17 "SASSAMON" STAFF
After due consideration, with the
aid of Miss Sweet and Miss Siming-
ton, the "Sassamon" staff has succeed-
ed in selecting next year's board.
Editor-in-chief, William McGorum,
'17, Associate Editors, Frieda Diehl,
'17, Francis Buckley, '18, and William
A. Hero, '18, Class Editors, Marjorie
Twitchell, '17, and julia Oliver, '17,
Mildred McCarty, '18, and jack Kelly,
'18, Beatrice Parmenter, '19, and Elden
Patterson, '19, Subscription Editor,
Mary Doon, '18, Athletic Editors, Jo-
seph Dwyer, '17, Lloyd Jacobs, '18, and
Ruth Allen, '18, Art Exchange Editor,
Eleanor Bowen, '17, Business Mana-
gers, Myles Russell, '18, Walter Mon-
tieth, '17, and Laura MacSwan, '17.
These pupils have been selected be-
cause they seemed best qualihed for
the position they were chosen to fill.
VVe solicit your support and promise
you a live magazine for next year. You
can't afford to miss a copy. Subscribe
On May 10th, the Senior and Junior
Latin classes together with a few cho-
sen Sophomores, under the direction
of Miss Davis and Miss Clifford, enter-
tained the other Latin classes and the
teachers, in the gymnasium, with the
play "Pyramus and Thisbe" given
wholly in Latin. The cast occupied
the seats in the center of the gymnasi-
um, while the bleachers on both sides
were occupied by the audience. In
the first scene, the house, consisting
of the boys and girls, was successfully
built by the aedificator, Annie Rosen-
thal. Some of the unfortunates repre-
sented the doors and hinges of the res-
idence. Pyramus, Ralph Wilde, and
Thisbe, Marjorie Twitchell, were seat-
ed in their respective houses by their
parents, the father, John Wardell, and
the mother, G. Wilde. When the par-
ents had made their exit, Pyramus and
Thisbe, in very modern fashion, made
arrangements for a meeting that even-
ing at the tomb of Ninus. Then the
aedificator announced the close of
Scene I, and ordered the walls to dis-
The imaginary curtain in the second
scene rose on Ninus, in the person of
R. Foley, who walked sedately in and
calmly announced "Mortuus sum." A
tomb made of the lunch table, covered
with sheets, was placed over him, cov-
ering all but his feet. The lion, john-
son, attired in a shaggy fur rug and
masked with a lion's head, made of
paper, in the drawing room, roared
very effectively and succeeded in
frightening Thisbe away. Pyramus, a
trifle late, seeing the lion's footprints
in the sand and no Thisbe, tragically
killed himself and fell gracefully to the
ground. Thisbe returning, and finding
her lover dead, thrust the same dagger
into her side and fell lifeless beside
him. The audience were held breath-
less at this point, so realistic were both
suicides! Next the mourners, wearing
black crepe paper bands on their arms,
and weeping profusely into black crepe
paper handkerchiefs, surrounded the
dead ones. The sun and moon, neces-
sary to the setting of the story, were
represented by Lucille Ambler and
Frieda Diehl. They wore placards
which read respectively, "Ego sum
Sol," "Ego sum Luna." At the end of
the second scene, the dead forms arose
and proceeded to brush the dust from
their garments in a very lively manner.
After this, Latin games were en-
joyed and refreshments were served.
The audience later dispersed, much
pleased with the unique entertainment.
The Sassamon was named after john
Sassalnon, the Indian helper of john
Eliot so the Sassamou is really an Indian
paper. That is why we desired an In-
dian design for our cover.
There is no other town so full of In-
dian association as Natick and South Na-
tick. The Indians gave the ground for
the first meetinghouse in South Natick
and helped build it. NVhen john Eliot
translated the Bible into the Indian lan-
guage he had an Indian to help him, and
that Indian was john Sassamon. So it is
entirely fitting and proper that our cover
design should be Indian. It'is the work
of the Art Department.
8 TH li SASSAMC JN
The class of 1916 extends to you all
a most cordial welcome tonight. XVe are
glad that you are able to be with us at
this time when we receive our reward for
four long, yet seemingly short, years of
work. We have reached the goal for
which we have striven-graduation.
lthile I was considering what 1 might
say to welcome you here, the thought
came to me, the very letters of the word
"XYelcome" stand for many useful, guid-
ing thoughts which we might well keep
in mind for the future.
The initial letter XY could represent
the wisdom we have attained here under
the careful guidance of our teachers as
well as the welcome that we, all of us,
feel toward you tonight-the pleasure of
having you with us. It expresses our
worth to the world in the future, our
worthiness as citizens to serve our town,
our state, our country!
lf designates our education: the.edu-
cation that our town has given us as an
example of its faith and trust in usg an
education that has fitted our class for
bigger, better, broader citizenship. lf,
likewise, designates our earnest endeav-
ors in our school life. Our equipment is
good, our armor is strong: so let us meet
the battles of life face to face.
l. stands for the great field of l.ife
which stretches out before us. It stands
for the language of that life-for the
language and the lessons that we have yet
to learn. I, symbolizes the love that we
bear towards our Alma Mater, a love
that has increased through the close com-
panionship of our life hereg and it rep-
resents the loss of these friends and these
teachers that have meant so much to us.
C indicates first of all our class. The
class of 1916! Long may it live, united
in spirit though our ways may be far
apart. May we be able to come back as
alumni, when opportunity affords, and
live over again scenes that are dear to
us. C is for the character we have been
moulding during the past few years.
XVill it stand the test of Life? C stands
for this Commencement. Let this day
be the brightest and happiest of our high
school course. Let us be of good cheer
and enjoy these last few hours while we
still have them with us.
O expresses the oneness of our hearts
and minds on this occasion, a parting
which is one of both joy and sadness.
It represents, too, the door of opportun-
ity. XVe, alone, can find the key which
will open to us, perhaps, Success.
M points to our class motto "I serve."
Certainly one worthy of any class. Let
it be our motto through life. None bet-
ter could we find. M speaks of the mem-
ories that will be left us after Commence-
ment is over. Some will be happy, some,
no doubt, will be sad. It would not be
right if it were not so, for sadness, in its
opposite quality, serves only to heighten
lf reminds us of the end, the parting
of the ways. that is so near, Some are
to enter directly the school of life-
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some are to continue their studies fur-
ther at schools or colleges, yet may we
always be loyal and true to our Alma
Mater. We have all received our ele-
mentary lessons of life, the time now
here when we are to test life for our-
selves, but there will come to us from
time to time echoes of the Past, sweet
and clear, bringing back to us scores of
memories. Our Commencement, how-
ever, will be, I am sure, the happiest of
all our memories. To our happiness,
again we welcome you most heartily with
the hope that this happiness of ours will
prove a pleasure to you.
Marguerite D. Whitney.
Four years, four happy years spent in
the pursuit of knowledge have flown by
as if they were one, and now, at their
completion, our hearts are filled with con-
flicting emotions. Visions of the past Hit
before our eyes. We see ourselves as we
first entered high school, freshmen-
small, frightened, yet proud of the fact
that we had to go to school so early in
the morning. As sophomores we were
still more proud. We were no longer
freshmen-we studied geometry and read
Shakespeare. As juniors we looked
down upon the lower classes and looked
after them in a kind of big brother and
sister fashion. And then we were sen-
iors. Ah, seniors! There is music in
the word. That blissful state, the goal of
all attainment, when attained, to be en-
joyed! What cared we for the other
classes. We had passed through their
trivial joys and sorrows and had reached
the heights. We were monarchs of all
Memories are sweet, sadly sweet often-
times-we may not live them over again.
Yet that is well, for it is far better to
live in the future than in the past.
As for the present,-all this is the
"present"g the memories, the satisfaction
of work well done, the joy of attainment,
the mystery of the future.
The future! Far more interesting than
the past, or even the present, is the fu-
ture. What are we going to do? What
is going to happen to us?
"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely
players, . l
They have their exits and their en-
And one man in his time plays many
So sang the bard of Avon, the gentle,
wise man, who knew how to put in words
the unfathomable things one thinks and
How can we know what will come? lt
may be good, it may be evil, but evil or
good, it will be great in proportion as we
make it so by our deeds. We must cle-
cide what will be our goal in life and
choose the course we will follow to at-
tain it. As with Bassanio, there are
three caslcets before us to choose from,
in one of which is hidden Happiness.
The golden casket-that is wealth, the
silver is fame, while the leaden one rep-
resents a life, not famous nor rich, but
full of utility to man. Happiness is not
found for all in the same casket. There-
fore it behooves us to consider wisely e'er
we say, "Here choose I: joy be the conse-
We are young. joy seems our natural
lot in life. Into the world of busy, prac-
tical men and women We will bring our
ideals, our hopes, our enthusiasms. The
part we play will be the messenger who
brings good news and cheer and encour-
agement. Of all our great store of en-
thusiasm we will freely give. We shall
love the world and the world will love
us, we, who find, "Tongues in trees,
books in running brooks, and good in
The future is pleasant, it beckons us
enticingly. The present is fast becoming
past. Why linger longer over our dreams
and prophecies? Yet, "Parting is such
sorrowingf' l would say "farewell" 'till
it were morrow.
Our teachers, our schoolmates, our
high school-we are going to leave them
all tonight. Our teachers, who have
done so much for us, who have made us
what we are-how can we show them
"More is their due than more than all
And what is our little compared with
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"more than all?"
Dear Schoolmates, our friends, you,
who will take our places next year, be
loyal to your high school and in so doing
be loyal to yourselves. Be co-workers
with your teachers and remember their
beads are wiser than yours-their ways
Dear Iligh School, we may pass on tp
other scenes of life, yet never can we
forget the happy hours spent within thy
walls. In the Garden of our lives we
have planted rosemary for remembrance!
Classmates we've all assembled here to-
To bid "farewell" to high school days
Ilut from us naught can ever break those
Of faithful friendship made always to
Through these years of toil and pleas-
Spent in this our dear high school,
llave we striven and won together
Access to a higher goal.
E'en as the shell brings inward from the
The murmur of its void and unknown
So may we now, the class, "nineteen
Bear worthy Natick echoes where we
Thus we stand this night of parting,
Met before the opened gates,
Now, we pass to paths of promise
Where new life before us waits.
And as we sadly leave our honored high
Grateful for the good we've learned
We thank once more, our teachers kind
For garlands of success they've helped
Natick High School days are over,
"Farewell" to them all we say,
As to greater tasks before us
Pass we through the upward way.
Launched at last on life's broad sea,
Ever let our motto be
AN ASPECT OF MODERN LIFE
It is said of the ermine that it will
often suffer injury rather than allow pol-
lution to touch its glossy coat, but take
away the coat and the animal is worth-
less. VVe have ermines in higher life,
those who love display. The de-
sire to seem, rather than to be, is a fault
which our age, as well as all other ages,
must deplore. Sham is carried into every
department of life, and we are being cor-
rupted by show and surface. We are be-
ginning to judge people more by what
they have, than by what they are, we
have too few Hamlets who are bold
enough to proclaim, "I know, not seem!"
Although reputation may in some de-
gree be taking the place of character,
yet the latter has lost none of its worth,
and, now, as of old, is a priceless posses-
sion, wherever found. Its absence and
presence, alike, prove its value. Have
you not at some time or other talked with
those whose brilliant wit, piercing sar-
casm and well framed sentences failed to
conceal a certain indescribable something
which made you distrust every word they
uttered? Have you not listened to those
whose eloquence dazzled, whose feigned
earnestness incited in you an enthusiasm
equal to their own, and yet, have you
not felt that behind all this there was
lurking a certain something that repelled
the admiration which their genius at-
tracted? That something is want of
character, or, to speak more truly, the
possession of bad character, and it shows
itself alike in nations and individuals.
Aeschines was one of the greatest ora-
tors that ever thrilled a Grecian audi-
ence. His masterpiece was his oration
against the crowning of Demosthenes.
It was a masterly production, well ar-
ranged, excellently written and effective-
ly delivered. Its merits were so great,
that, when many years later, as an exile,
he delivered it before a foreign audience,
they were astonished that it had not won
for him his cause. Nevertheless, it fell
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like a chilling blast upon his hearers at
Athens, because he was the hireling of
Philip-in other words a traitor.
Napoleon was one of the greatest gen-
erals of all time. He swept like a de-
stroying angel over almost the entire
eastern world, showing a military genius
which has never been surpassed. For a
while he seemed to have robbed fortune
of her secret, and bewildered nations
gazed in silence while his success grew
greater, until it seemed as if he would
become master of the entire world.
Nevertheless, although he was endowed
with a perception keen enough to discern
the hidden plans of opposing generals,
he could only see one road to immortal-
ity-a path which led through battle-
fields and marshes wet with human gore
-a path which led over rivers of blood
and streams of tears that fiowed from
orphans' eyes-a path along whose way
the widow's wail made music for his
marching armies. Now he is fallen, and
over his tomb no mourner weeps. Tal-
ent, genius, power, these he had, but
character, he had none.
But there are those who have both in-
fluence through life and unending prais-
es through death. There are those who by
their ability have inspired the admiration
of the people and held it by the purity of
their character. It is often remarked
that some men have a name greater than
their works will justify. The secret lies
in the men themselves. History but voic-
es our own experience when it awards
to' true nobility of character the highest
places among the enviable possessions of
Perhaps we could not find better illus-
trations of the power and worth of char-
acter, than are presented in the lives of
two of our own countrymen. Their
names will ever be dear to the hearts of
the American people and will always be
held in sacred memory. The truest tears
of sorrow ever shed by a nation for its
heroes have fallen on their honored dust.
They were the father and savior of their
common country. One was the ap-
pointed guardian of its birth, the other,
the preserver of its life. Each formed
a character whose foundations were laid
broad and deep in the purest truths of
morality-a character which stood un-
shaken amid the terrors of war and the
calmness of peace-a character which
did not allow either cowardice upon the
battlefield or tyranny in the presidential
chair. Thus did they win the hearts of
their countrymen and prepare for them-
selves a lasting place of rest in the ten-
der memcries of a grateful people.
Character is not the gift of fortune.
In this at least we are not creatures of
circumstances: talent may be the gift of
nature, position in society, the gift of
birthg respect may be bought with
wealthg but neither one nor all of these
can give character. It is a slow but sure
growth to which every thought and ac-
tion lends its aid. To form character is
to form habits which are the very stand-
ards of our lives. Either consciously or
unconsciously we are doing this each day.
There is character formed by our asso-
ciation with each friend, by every desire
of the heart. by every object toward
which our affections go out, yes, by ev-
ery thought whiih fiies on its swift
wings through the dark recesses of the
We all know that repetition forms
habit, and almost before we are aware.
we are chained to a certain routine of
action from which it is difficult to free
ourselves. We imitate that which we
admire. If we delight in stories of cru-
elty and atrocity. We find it easy to be-
come a Nero. If we delight in gossip,
and are not content unless each acquaint-
ance is laid on the dissecting table, we
form an unenviable character indeed,
and we must he willing to bear the con-
tempt of others. But if each day we
gather some new truths, and guard every
thought and action that they may be
pure. we shall form a character that will
be a fit background on which to paint the
The formation of character is a work
which continues through life, but at no
time is it so active as in youth. At this
time impressions are most easily made,
and mistakes most easily corrected. It is
the springtime of life. the season for the
sowing of seed. There is no complaint
if a neglected seed time brings a harvest
of want. As little reason have we to
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murmur if in after life we discover a
character dwarfed and deformed by the
evil thoughts and actions of today.
Character is the individuality of the
person, shining from every window of
the soul, either as a beam of purity, or
as a clouded ray that shows the impurity
within. The contest between right and
wrong is ever going on. Day by day,
hour by hour, moment by moment our
characters are being formed, and this is
the all important question which comes
to us fainter and fainter as we journey
from the cradle to the grave, "Shall
those characters be good or bad?"
Dear classmates, it is character not
less than intellect that our instructors
have striven to develop in us. As we
stand at the end of our high school
course, and as our memories linger on
the words of wisdom which have fallen
from their lips, we are more and more
deeply impressed with the true concep-
tion of duty which they have ever shown.
But these days are over. No longer
shall we listen to their warning voices,
no more meet them in those familiar
class rooms, yet the lesson which they
have given has sunk deeply on our hearts,
and it shall not soon depart.
John Wardell, '16.
Oh, for this school the highest of praise
is the best,
Hear the motto we've all learned to
It is this, "I Serve," and it means
N. H. S.,
And with all else we place it above.
But let's think of the time, when we
all entered here,
llow long four years to us seemed,
And the time that we've spent, now to
us is so dear,
For it all has been just like a dream.
Oh, think of the school that to us is so
And think that from it we must part,
Oh, the teachers and friends that we
met while here,
Gave to us all in life our start.
llow sadly we feel, when we know we
The school that taught us how to try,
But when we pass through the doors
We'll cheer for dear old Natick High!
In a recent class meeting the seniors
elected the following members to the
1916 Hall of Fame: Our Prettiest Girl
is Grace Montieth with a close second
in Alice Branagan. We have many
other pretty girls, you understand, but
these are the prettiest.
Our Handsomest Boy is Joseph
Burke. Joe came near losing to John
Mahaney, but evidently several young
ladies preferred Joe's angelic smile
and twinkling brown eyes to Jack's
dark earnestness UD.
The Most Popular Girl. Grace Mon-
tieth again heads the list with Mar-
garet McGrath not far behind. "Oh,
yes," you say, "it was to be expected
of Miss Montieth, but what is Miss
McGrath's excuse ?" Gentle reader,
have patience and you shall see.
The Most Popular Boy. john Ma-
haney is here without any near rival.
Even the peerless joe sneezes in his
The Cleverest. Our sad and solemn-
faced editor-in-chief carried off the
honors of this competition, rivaled by
Marguerite Whitney, John Wardell
and Dick Spencer.
The Class Wit. A practically unani-
mous vote was cast for Mary Grithn,
although Mahaney and Spencer and a
few others came in for their share.
The Biggest Flirt. Miss Margaret
McGrath. Now you see, gentle read-
er, why Miss McGrath is considered
so popular-simply because she makes
herself so. The pleasant art is not
conhned to her alone, indeed there
were nine others quite skilled in it.
fProbably because this is Leap Year D
The Most Versatile. Here indeed
was tumult and confusion until Hazel
Sprott calmly stepped forward and
took the lead. Hazel quite deserves
the honor. One moment we see her
cheering her courageous basket ball
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players on to victory and the next very
realistically playing the part of "Chief
Mourner" in "Pyramus and Thisbef'
Her competitors were many, chiefly
Marinofsky, Coleman, Miss Montieth
and Miss Chamberlain.
Most Dignified. How hard a task
to pick out from a band of dignified
seniors the MOST dignified! "Impos-
sible !" you exclaim. But no! Miss
Edith Halperin leaves all the rest be-
hind. She is supreme, omnipotent in
her dignity. Juniors, take notice!
The Jolliest. Who, but Mary Giller-
an, could be the jolliest? She wears
her hair on the top of her head, but
she's never grown up. If you ever
catch her looking sober, ring the fire
alarm, we want to see what she looks
There are other rogues who belong
in this list, no doubt. Only their good
luck has saved them, fortunate crea-
tures, but we'll find them out!
In the beautiful month of September
of the year 1912, there came to the old
high school building as promising a
crowd of youngsters as ever stepped
within its studious halls. With bewil-
dered gaze they wandered about, looking
for Room 6, 10, or 11 as the case might
be. One even succeeded in falling down-
stairs and arriving rather promptly in
Room 4, causing much surprise, and
alarming the Senior English class to
some extent. But in spite of all their
mishaps they went their ways courage-
ously, somewhat awed by the contemptu-
ous glances of the Sophomores, the con-
descending smiles of the Juniors, and the
dignity of the Seniors. The next year
they became Sophomores, with all that
class's love for teasing the "Freshies."
In 1914 they became Juniors, planning
for that greatest of all events, the Junior
Prom. Tonight, you see before you most
of that same crowd of youngsters, the
Senior Class of 1916. It bids you wel-
come, and at the same time farewell, for
its members are now going forth into
life's paths, and some. we hope, will
bring glory to that institution to which
they owe so much, dear Natick High
School. Long may it flourish!
There is Forrest Lockhart, the only
bashful boy the class can boast of. He
blushes beautifully, and, under the care-
ful supervision of some of our young
ladies, has learned to giggle coyly. We
of the Commercial Law Class do hereby
guaranty, warrant, and swear to his
ability to giggle as well as anyone we
know. Typewriting was his bugbear but
he went forth armed to the teeth and
conquered it, thus gaining the admira-
tion of some of us less fortunate ones.
Our wish is that he may overcome his
shyness in like manner, and sail smooth-
ly o'er life's seas.
Edith Halperin is a quiet, dignified
girl who has studied faithfully during
her four years' course, and, therefore,
ranks third highest in the class. She has
served on the Sassamon Board very suc-
cessfully, doing her part in every possi-
ble way. We feel sure that Edith will
always do her duty as she has in school,
and will be able to say, "I have done my
best," when her life's battle is fought.
Alice johnson, writer, actress, and
stenographer had been a very valuable
member of the class, but she left school
during this year to accept a position as
stenographer. Wie hear that she is on
her way to success, and have no doubt
she will reach it. She has always been
good-natured, jolly, and carefree. She
admires dimples, having some of her
own, but is afraid to show them because
she has to smile too broadly, and is
afraid of stretching her mouth, or show-
ing her teeth, I don't know which. She
was much surprised to find her 'name on
the honor list, exclaiming, "Well, did
you ever! Do you suppose it is a mis-
take? I believe I'm going to faint !" and
various other bright remarks. I guess,
Alice, you worked to get your name
there, otherwise, it would be among the
john Mahaney is somewhat of a Chi-
nese puzzle. One of our teachers re-
marked that he either needed a nurse, a
high-chair, and a rattle, or a policeman,
she couldn't decide which. The nurse
would be more acceptable, I believe. He
has difficulty with spelling, and would
be thankful to anyone who would be
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kind enough to give him a dictionary,
standard or otherwise. His curly locks
are envied by the girls, and great is his
ability for getting someone to do his
work for him. lt has been said that John
never does anything wrong, for he never
does anything. So great was our faith
in his honesty that we elected him treas-
urer of our class to give him practice for
his future occupation, Treasurer of the
Natick Five Cents Savings Bank.
Alice McCordick is one of our quiet
little girls. She worked hard, doing her
best, and taking her misfortunes calmly.
She is greatly interested in pearls, and
the Wilder the Pearl the better she likes
it. XVho knows but what her taste may
meander towards diamonds in a few
years, and she may get a diamond from
a Pearl? Far be it from me to look into
the future, but who can tell?
Mary Powers has always liked history,
and has always done very well in it. Her
second year she had an idea that study
periods were made for one to learn
the Tango, and typewriting periods to
go out, buy cream cakes, and walk up
XValnut Hill to eat them. She has out-
grown these wild fancies, however, and
is ready to settle down as a nurse. She
is an ardent Suffragist, and, therefore,
deeply interested in military training.
She is going to fight for her rights, and
win them at the point of the bayonet.
XVC presume this is why she practices
target shooting, and takes a day off to go
horse-back riding. She is evidently go-
ing to be a member of the cavalry. VVe
wish her. success in her undertaking.
Helga Benson's course has been very
uneventful, as far as we know. She has
moved among us as quiet as a mouse.
She is very reticent, and if she has any
dark secrets we have been unable to un-
earth them. However, if her manner is
as quiet everywhere as in school, we can
assure you that her life will be still and
peaceful. May she find her knight er-
rant and live happily ever after, a thing
that occurs only in books.
lohn Peterson, our football and base-
ball captain thinks that school is a post
office. and we girls special delivery clerks.
He frequently wrote letters to one of
our blondes, only about an essay on
"Hotel Life" though. He threatened to
have me arrested for intercepting the
mail, a criminal offence, as you know,
but was too tender-hearted to carry out
his threat. May he ever leave as much
business to Uncle Sam as he did to us,
and the post office will never go into
bankruptcy. After the Senior Play, we
think he would make a handsome minis-
ter, and would carry off his part with
Ermalina Bianchi is another of our
actresses. She was leading lady in the
Senior Play, and took her part very well.
Ermalina has a voice that is well suited
to speaking. She is a pleasant, digni-
fied young lady, always willing to help
one in every way she can. She was a
member of the Henry Wilson Debating
Society, giving several beautiful read-
ings, much to the delight of its members.
She is an honor pupil, having worked
hard to gain that position.
Mary, McGlone has excelled in book-
keeping, maintaining an average of "A"
throughout her course. She worked
quickly and accurately. We believe that
she is destined to be ta bookkeeper. Her
friendships have been formed in a pleas-
ing manner, and few will forget her.
James Connell, better known as jim-
mie, found that the typewriting room
possessed great attractions at various
times, especially when occupied by a
dark-haired. blue-eyed Senior, named
Margaret. The Charles River has been
a favorite resort when this same Senior
was inclined to go canoeing. I wonder
what the future holds for Jimmie and
this attractive person?
Marion Welch comes from South Na-
tick, near the Dover line-otherwise she
is all right. She has to walk a couple of
miles every morning to get a car, 'and has
never been known to miss it. Her career
has been very quiet. She has plodded
along. working hard, and saying nothing.
Her successes are almost unknown, so
reserved has she been, but we assure you
they have not been few. She catalogued
books in the Bacon Free Library, and for
a while thought she would like to be a
librarian. Now, however. she is unde-
cided as to just what she will do.
Julia Slamin is another member from
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South Natick. She has had to run for
the car many mornings, rushing along,
hat in hand, and sweater half on. She
believes in preparedness-for others.
She is inclined to think that she was
born under an unlucky star, but in the
future we hope she will overcome this
dark and gloomy outlook, and decide
that it was a comet which she was born
under. I-Ier idea of an adventure is a
ride in a jitney from Natick to South
Natick in the middle of winter. She is
entirely welcome to such adventures as
far as we are concerned. Her dream is
of a position in Sherborn Prison. VVe
hope it comes true, but we have our
doubts. She is too gentle to arrive there.
Mary Burke is rather fond of Pitts
Street, also twins, especially if they "am
roses" CAmorososj. She takes life as
it comes, never uttering a word of pro-
test. She showed her executive ability
in arranging all details for nine girls to
take an examination for office helper in
the NVatertown Arsenal. We wish her
success in all her ventures.
Emma Smith is one of our Stars from
North Natick. She is a very agreeable
girl, never quarreling with any one. Her
loyalty to N. H. S. is unquestioned. She
will make many friends, and all will find
her cheerful and willing. The only thing
the matter with Emma is that she is too
good. She is apt to have her toes
stepped on a number of times when she
gets out into the world, but if she does
I hope she will have courage enough to
strike back, and strike hard.
Laura Buell has this year developed
an extraordinary liking for minister's
sons. Their saintly appearance appeals
to her innocent mind. She fails to con-
sider that 'appearances are deceitful, but
no doubt she will some day realize this.
She enjoys bicycle riding, but is more
fond of Walking and dreaming of the
things that are to be. We hope that she
will, in the years to come, become a min-
ister's wife. and feel sure that, should
this occur, she will be a great success.
Margaret McGrath is inclined to be
frivolous. Beware of her smile, for it is
like the spider's web-once in, you will
never get out. She likes cookies, especi-
ally if they are bought at the Union
Store, but do not mention common
crackers to her. They are too plebian
for her taste. She has forbidden my
telling any secrets, so her past must be
shrouded in mystery, a veil, beyond
which human eye can never reach. So
beware! Breakers ahead for those who
oppose her wishes!
John Coleman is not a bashful boy, no
indeed. If you tell john you have read
such a book, he will say, "Is there a girl
in it P" If you say you attended a party,
he will say, "Were there many girls
there?" Girls are the only things that
trouble john. If there were no girls on
this earth, John would be in another
world. He loves the ladies, short ones,
tall ones-he loves them all. In Commer-
cial Law he spent all his time looking
out of the windows at the young ladies,
saying every time one passed, "Look at
this one! Pretty nice. what? Only she
ought to tip her hat a little more over her
left ear." John certainly is an authority
on girls-at least, in his own opinion.
Grace Montieth has been a dear, lova-
ble little girl all during her course. She
is the smallest person in the class, but
not the least important. She has been
very popular, being chosen Vice Presi-
dent of her class both Junior and Senior
years. She was also manager of the girls'
basketball team. She Finds Newton a
verv attractive town, particularly the
male section. NVe wonder why when we
see the admiring glances of some of our
seniors. But then one can't always ac-
count for a person's taste. She probably
doesn't bclieve in booming her home
town. Some day she may realize her
mistake and "trade in Natick," but not
Florence Chamberlain came to us from
the 8th grade in Felchville. She has
been a very bright pupil, and succeeded
in obtaining an honor mark. She is fond
of Domestic Science, and will some day
put it into practice when she goes to
housekeeping, which from present indi-
cations, will be very soon. She likes
everybody, and everyone likes her, for
she is ever readv to laugh, and seldom
to crv. Vtfe wish her the best of luck
in picking out her den and Denney.
Adelaide Augustin has always loved
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school. She thinks that one who plays
truant is very wicked. She likes Sher-
born apples, especially rosy reds. Her
aim in life is to be Young. At the rate
she is now going, we expect that her aim
will be reached in a few more years. We
hope she will be happy, as well as Young.
Mary Gilleran is the jolly girl of the
class. Her giggle is very well known to
all, teachers and pupils alike. Her laugh-
ter is really contagious. XVe presume
this is why our bashful boy learned to
giggle so well. We should enjoy having
a giggling match between the two, but
doubt our ability to get a competent
judge to decide which was champion.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you"
is Mary's favorite motto. She has been
a brilliant student, and a very rapid
stenographer. Stenography is her pro-
fession. Cheer her on as we do. '
Mary Griffin helped to make life seem
bright in English class when things began
to lool-: dark. Her remarks were never
lacking, and were very amusing. When
asked if she would like to teach the
class, she replied that she would like to
teach us something. Her opinion of us
is evidently not very flattering, but we
don't mind. Perhaps, as she grows older
and wiser her ideas will change. She has
been very kind hearted in spite of her
sarcastic remarks, and we have enjoyed
having her with us.
joseph Marinofsky has had for a mot-
.o, "Better late than never," and has
practiced it in his classes, rushing his
work in about five minutes before the
term closed. He never lacked excuses
though. Oh my. no. He didn't hear
the lesson, or he left his book at home,
or he had to feed the chickens. Never
was an excuse invented that joe didn't
try. However, boys will be boys. He
came through all right, and has that
much to be thankful for. He considered
himself a privileged character. So did
we. He hasn't been an angel by any
means, but he is a nice boy just the
same. and we would like to hear great
things of him, such as that he has become
a rival of Caruso.
And now allow me to introduce to
you Mary Casey, a talented young lady
who joined our ranks from the 8th
grade. She has served dutifully on the
Sassamon Board, also on the school bas-
ket-ball team. She will now read to you
the history of the remaining members of
the class, and I guarantee it will be in-
teresting, as her writings usually are.
No. II. .
The history of the Senior Class this
year is linked by closest bonds with
that of the school. Yet, leaving the
momentous four years in the history
of the school, we ma well pause at
this height and look far down to the
beginnings of our own life here.
I shall begin with our President, Mr.
john Wardell, who is well-known to
all. Fully realizing that this space can
never adequately chronicle the activi-
ties of our zealous President, I, there-
fore, will merely strive to mention the
most important. As President of the
Senior Class and also of the class in
junior year, he has proved that there
is no one as competent within the
school. We have had several stormy
sessions at our recent class meeting on
financial mattersg during it all, how-
ever, it was an inspiring sight to see
john restore order. Not once during
his executive year has he lost control,
and when the gavel falls usually the
opposition falls therewith. john has
also been one of our active Business
Managers of the "Sassamon." For his
future we can only hope for a continu-
ation of the past.
One fair morning a bright yet
thoughtful maiden presented herself
among the ranks of the entering stu-
dents to high school. Little there was
to indicate our future Valedictorian,
Miriam Eldridge, save perhaps a
frankness of countenance. It soon be-
came evident, however, from her daily
class work, that her superiors could
bring out the actual ability that has
since characterized her presence
among us. Her record for the four
years, is one to be proud of. But as
"every rose has its thorn," so the
school gave Miriam her due and con-
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ferred on her the honors of Class Edi-
tor in her Freshman and Sophomore
year, Associate Editor in her Junior
year and Editor-in-Chief in her Senior
year. We need say nothing of the
enormity of the task, and doubtless it
would be of no avail, for to none but
herself is there a fair concept of the
mental strain, which the completion of
such works entail. We could go on
telling Miriam's accomplishments in
volumes, for she is also an excellent
pianist, and basketball player, but my
space is limited, so I close, with the
wishes of all for a great future.
Every class contains a certain five
or six who either by excessive burn-
ing of the midnight oil or by the use
of the gifts that nature has bestowed
upon them shine a little brighter than
the other intellectual lights around
them. Marguerite Whitney is one of
these leaders, for she has gained sec-
ond honor, being salutatorian of our
class. We are not qualified to say
which of the two reasons is the secret
of her success, or whether it is a com-
bination of both, but at any rate Mar-
guerite has one of the honors, which
every student has struggled to gain
during his high school career. It isn't
hard to make a good guess at Mar-
guerite's future. The past is an ex-
cellent criterion by which to form our
opinion-and having formed it, we ex-
tend to her our best wishes.
Anna Fitzpatrick is already well-
known and needs no introduction. For
it is Anna's pen that has written the
other half of this history. In the class
room Anna has been one of our popu-
lar members. Her keen and sparkling
wit has ever been a constant source
of relief from the routine of class.
There is no need to predict her future
for one who has been such a successful
student, will inevitably meet with like
success in whatever work she may
llelen Brennan is one of those girls
who are very popular with the men.
She has always been a joy to the other
sex, and cannot fund a place in school,
but where she is forever the center of
the gentlemen of our class. But to all
Helen's companionship has been a
source of pleasure. She has become
known to us all as a jolly good class-
mate, and it is the wish of all that
every success attend her in the future.
Another member of our class is Irene
Cohan, who entered high school from
the eighth grade. Her history is not
only pleasing and happy, but also
bright and illuminating. Irene has
been endowed by nature with locks
that shine resplendently and in spite of
this fact or because of it, we know not
which, she never allows herself to get
excited. She possesses a disposition
that is quiet and amiable and as a re-
sult is popular with her classmates.
She has won a place in our hearts as
well as on the honor roll and we feel
sure that her future will be one of
Richard Spencer, my friends, is one
of the few who helped to put the "biz"
in the business affairs of the class of
1916. He has been the Subscription
Editor of the "Sassamon," and without
him, no doubt, the funds would be few
and far between. The word "silent"
is one of the chief reasons of his suc-
cess, "little talk with much work"
seems to be his working motto. How-
is not alone a business
scholar for he has ob-
man, he is a
tained a place on the honor roll and is
If you do not believe
also a runner.
he is a runner, ask the people of South
Natick. We predict great things for
him in the future because his zeal for
work and his thorough gentlemanli-
ness have proved valuable assets to
him in his chosen work.
In the summer of 1913 Hazel Sprott
first heard the distant bell of the Natick
High School, for, two years she had
spent in Framingham. But when about
to begin Junior Year, she answered
the Natick High bell. We are exceed-
ingly glad she did, for she has proven
a most capable Captain of our first
basketball team. She has also worked
like a "busy bee" as Art and Exchange
Editor for this last half year. She is
to be given great credit for her suc-
cess in this school, and to be sure she
has been given it, for she is an honor
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pupil. Iler future will be one to be
looked on with great pleasure by her
There are so many good things that
could be said about Geneve Wilde, that
it is diflicult to know just what to say.
For four years she has taken the whole
college course with all its terrors, and
she has come out amongst the highest
in rank. Her friends, who are innum-
erable know her as a bright and happy
companion. Geneve always looks on
the right side of life and thus her dis-
position is sunny and exuberant. Ge-
neve will surely meet success in all her
undertakings for her perseverance in
her work will always stand with her.
This class numbers amongst its
members many who are gifted with a
quiet disposition, and among these no
one is more popular than Raymond
Foley. It is a pleasure to know a man
who has the courage of his convictions
and who maintains them in the face of
all opposition. Such a man is Foley,
and when he feels he is right, no power
can shake him from his stand. This
is a true test of a man and he has sur-
vived the test. As a student he has
performed his work in a conscientious
manner, and is highly deserving, since
he is one of the few boys who have
received honor. Our best wishes go
The memory we have of Alvin Lea-
vitt is his smile. For he has always
tried to keep aloof from everyone and
everything, that would in any way
make him conspicuous. But this smile
shall never be forgotten, for it reveals
his disposition, and we are sure that
disposition will always be a bright star
in his life.
Ruth Cassidy has always been loyal
to her school and classmates. Drama-
tics has been one of her hobbies. and
the success of the senior play can be
partly attributed to her untiring ef-
forts. She is Athletic Editor of the
"Sassamon," and has worl-:ed hard to
make the book a success: a glance
through the Athletic Department
shows some of the good work that she
has done. This same energy applied
to her future work will surely lead her
With pleasure we present to you
Marion Walsh. Marion is a leader in
all activities of the school, holding a
place on almost every committee that
our worthy President appoints. One
of the chief pastimes of Marion is Ex-
hibition Dancing. It would not sur-
prise us a bit, dear friends, to hear that
Marion had opened a new studio on
North Avenue, where dancing is taught
to the exclusive set. We all wish her
the best of fortune.
John Lee has always had a propen-
sity toward athletics and his success
has been due to his steady work on the
gridiron. But "Jack" is a good stu-
dent and has been rewarded, by his
election to the Executive Committee
of the English Society. His career has
been marked by three qualities, quiet-
ness, affability, and courtesy. Suffice
it to say that "jack" should entertain
no fear or doubt as to his future suc-
Quiet, modest and unassuming Frank
Dudley has ever striven to keep the
light of his talents hidden, and it was
only after repeated urging that he was
prevailed upon to accept the office of
the President of the English Society.
That position he has nlled with an
ability, which would go far towards
making any society successful. He has
been also one of the leading athletes,
taking part in all the sports of high
school. Whatever vocation Frank may
aspire to you may be certain that the
application of his energies, as he is sure
to apply them will result in success.
To her friends Mary Fitzpatrick is
a warm and jovial companion but it has
pleased her to draw apart and to re-
main quietly among us. Her unas-
suming manner, however, has won the
esteem of all her classmates and she
leaves high school with the good
wishes of all.
joseph Clarke, our well-known sales-
man in Oliver's Fish Market, is one of
our popular young men. But the fact
that he sells "fish" has nothing to do
with his sense of truth, as he is a very
upright man in every work he pursues.
VVC are sure that this quality will bring
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him success in the future.
Hard as we have tried we have not
become very well acquainted with
Alice Scarry, but to all her friends she
is a very jolly girl. She is a student,
however, whose words speak ability
and effort. In her quiet cheerfulness
we have found an expression of the fin-
est class spirit, and she is given the
kindest wishes of all for a bright
If a sunny disposition is a gift then
Esther Gutterson has been especially
favored by the gods. A charter mem-
ber of the "I should worry" club, she
takes things as they come-and if they
don't come she leaves them. Which
quality on the whole is an especially
pleasant one with which to wander
Eleanor Simonds has, all during her
course, been a faithful and energetic
classmate both in the matter of study
and in the social activities connected
with school life. We can truthfully
say that Eleanor has been a most
pleasant companion and has won the
friendship and good wishes of all.
Now let us present Esther Pendle-
ton, our Class Poet. Esther is very
talented, especially so in acting, for
she made a splendid success in the
Senior play as Dorothy. Esther's lit-
erary ability is exceptionally good,
furnishing the English class with many
artistic works. She has well deserved
the honor she has been given as Class
Poet, and she will leave with the kind-
est wishes of all.
Joseph Burke, our Class Prophet is
worthy of great praise for his work on
the Gridiron. For years he has helped
to make up our team and has always
proved himself capable of filling his
position well. He is one of our most
popular men, dependable at all times
and energetic in every school activity.
As we say "Good Bye" to "joe" we
add, "Good Luck."
Alice Branagan is one of the "beau-
ties" in our class. She is respected and
loved by her classmates as a true, up-
right, persevering girl. She is very
quiet but nevertheless very popular
with all. She is very much in demand
as 'a member of all committees and for
every undertaking in school. We are
sure her future will be bright and suc-
And last but not least Regina Rivers
is a very quiet, unasuming girl. In
class she is seldom heard, being con-
tented to sit back quietly and let the
others do the talking, but when it
comes time to show her ability, Regina
is ready with the right answer. As we
look towards the future we see noth-
ing but the best for Regina, and we
wish her every success.
All is over. With sad hearts, with
trembling footsteps, we have em-
barked. The old familiar scenes have
faded from our blurred vision, the
mists of worldly strife have gathered
around us. But the lessons taught us
and the guidance given us by our
teachers in Natick High School will al-
ways guide us and help us onward.
COMMERCIAL CLASS PROPHECY
As the school year draws to a close,
my mind is filled with thoughts of my
classmates and their future. My
thoughts are interrupted by the buzz-
ing of a machine, and turning around
I discover it to be an aeroplane and I
am invited to go riding. After riding
among the clouds I drift slowly back
to earth and alight on the Main Street,
in front of Clark's Block. Every-
thing seems changed.
A huge sign hung in front of one of
the stores and I recognized the name
on it as that of one of my classmates,
Alice Scarry--dealer in confections.
Through the windows I could see Alice
hurrying back and forth weighing and
I walked across the Main Street and
met one of the most "dudish" looking
chaps I had ever met in all my travels.
He had on a tall silk hat, a monocle
in his eye and swung a cane and his
shoulders at a high rate of speed. I
gave a sidelong glance and much to
my surprise found it to be john Ma-
haney. He informed me that he was
living in Newport and had married an
20 THE SASSAMON
I asked him several questions re-
garding my classmates but he had been
out of Natick for so long that he knew
little of their whereabouts. He did
know, however, that Ruth Cassidy,
who was noted for "holding her own"
in the Commercial Law Class, was
now a successful woman lawyer, hav-
ing won some of the most remarkable
cases on record.
I walked down by the High School
and heard strains of music. The doors
were open and I thought I would pay
a visit for old times' sake. I went into
the Assembly Hall and much to my
joy and surprise found that the gradu-
ating class of 1916 was having a reunion.
julia Slamin and Mae Powers were
sitting over near the door and I slip-
ped in quietly beside them. Julia and
Mae, who were very talkative as usual,
gave me some valuable news. They
were now coaches of basketball in Rad-
cliffe and Smith Colleges.
Ada Augustine was missing and they
informed me that she was a toe dancer
over in Europe and had danced before
Alice McCordick was living in Mexi-
co, having married a Spaniard whom
she met after she obtained a position
as Spanish interpreter.
"XVhere is Grace Montieth?" I ask-
ed. "Oh! She's a leader in high so-
ciety in VVashington and is engaged to
Reginald Van de XVyte, whom she met
while soiourning at Palm Beach."
Joe Marinofsky was sitting across
the hall glittering with diamonds and
dressed in the height of fashion. He
was now a millionaire, having 'made
his fortune as a tailor and designer in
Anna Fitzpatrick was busily occu-
pied arguing about VVoman's Suffrage
and I was informed that she was
spending her entire time along this
line. She was not of the militant type,
Marion VVelch was holding the re-
sponsible position as librarian in the
Public Library in South Natick.
In the center of a group of young
men I noticed a dashing beauty talk-
ing gaily, and on close observation
found it to be Mary Burke who was a
famous prima donna.
I thought I would walk around the
hall and meet some of my classmates,
but was interrupted by the entrance of
a pious looking minister, who was no
other than Forrest Lockhart. He said
that he was pastor of a LARGE parish
over in Sherborn. .
Helga Benson was sitting quietly by
the side of a fine-looking man, who I
was told, was a Westerner. Helga and
he were married.
Mary Griffin was rushing around,
very business-like, as usual. She had
become proprietor of th'e Colonial Inn,
and was most efficient in her manage-
ment. Not only were her guests well
fed, but well entertained by her witty
remarks, her pet scheme being to tell
some funny story while her guests
were trying to eat.
Regina Rivers had attained her long
desired vocation and was now a nurse in
Washington. I wonder what the at-
traction was there?
Florence Chamberlain had married
after accomplishing a great deal as an
artist, her "masterpiece" being "A
View of Felchville by Moonlight.
"jimmy" Connell and "Jacky" Cole-
man were ambitiously rising, having
just bought out the Barnum 8z Bailey
Circus, after knocking about the world
for many years. The two of them,
when unoccupied, charm their audi-
ences with their FAVORITE SELEC-
TION, "What A Wonderful Mother
Margaret McGrath has finally "set-
tled down" in matrimonial bliss right
here in Natick. After breaking many
hearts she seems satisfied with her
Joe Burke has become a famous au-
thority in athletics and has taken Percy
Haughton's place as coach at Harvard.
joe has outgrown his former bashful-
ness and is very popular among the
Ermelina Bianchi, always clever in
dramatics, had won greater fame than
Ethel Barrymore and Sarah Bernhardt
as an emotional actress. We always
expected such a career for Ermelina.
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Mary McGlone was a demure little
dressmaker, who pleased everybody,
and was head of a large dressmaking
establishment on South Main Street.
Laura Buell was travelling around
the world on her "honeymoon," after
marrying a young man from Medfield,
where she had gained great popularity
as a soloist.
Alice Branagan holds a responsible
position as head bookkeeper at the
Framingham Trust Co. Depositors
have increased greatly in number. It
is believed that a great deal of this is
due to Alice's personality.
Edith Halperin had become a well-
known and popular authoress and sev-
eral of her stories had appeared in va-
rious prominent magazines.
joe Clarke was a successful business
man in Natick, coining money. Al-
though he is a bachelor, several of the
fair sex claim they will get him yet.
Emma Smith has taken the laurels
from Marguerite Owen as champion
typist of the world.
The sudden descent of the aeroplane
roused me quickly and I realized this
had been only a dream in which so
many of my classmates had appeared.
Mary F. Gilleran.
TEN YEARS FROM TONIGHT
When I opened my morning's mail
I was delighted to hnd the enclosed
card bearing this invitation-"Class of
1916 Natick High School is to hold a
Reunion and Banquet at the High
School Hall June 22, 1926, at 8.00 P.
M." Losing no time, 1 made my plans
to leave for Boston on the ten o'clock
Federal Express from New York City,
and telling my office force that the
Stock Exchange would have a few
days vacation until I returned, I hastily
packed my grip and calling a taxi, made
haste to the station.
I was scarcely comfortably seated in
the Pullman before I looked up and to
my surprise saw John Peterson, whom
I had not seen for ten years, and I tell
you it was a warm reception we held
there in the Pullman, when I discov-
ered he was bound for the Reunion of
the Class of 1916. Then we fell to
reminiscing and talking about the old
crowd. After discussing baseball un-
til there was nothing more to say, we
began talking about the "Only" Class
of the Natick High School.
John hadn't heard much that had
happened to the Old Class, but had of
course been writing to a young lady
who lived in the Squash End district
of the town and he was fairly posted.
Arriving in Natick at 8 o'clock, a
happy couple made its way to Assem-
bly Hall. As we crossed the street,
arm in arm, in front of the Colonial
Inn, a big jitney came down upon us,
stopping in front of the High School.
The door of the jitney swung open
and John Wardell stepped out, assist-
ing two young ladies to the ground,
followed by Professor Raymond Foley,
all from Sherborn, Mass.
We joined their group here and in
talking we found that John Wardell
had become manager of a branch store
of the Ames Butter Company in Sher-
born. John, having assumed a great
political power in Sherborn, had been
able to obtain a position for Miss Mari-
on Walsh as teacher of Modern Dances
in Sawin Academy, and also a position
for Miss Helen Brennan as teacher of
a Kindergarten. Professor Raymond
Foley, through John's influence, had
been made principal of Sawin Acade-
,As we all went up the school steps
we heard a horn toot and the cram-
ming of brakes, we looked around and
saw. Rev. Richard Spencer with his
wife, alighting from their Ford car.
He had become minister of a thriving
parish in South Hadley and looked
Entering the door, we saw Joe Mc-
Gee taking tickets. Joe had taken
three or four post-graduate courses,
and on account of his great love for
the faculty had decided to take the
position of janitor which was former-
ly filled by Jack Shay, now pensioned
The first classmate I met in Assem-
hly Hall was Eleanor Simonds. She
told me she had taken a special course
in bookkeeping, had passed the Civil
Service Examination and had already
22 THE SASSAM ON
become bookkeeper in VV. Doon 8:
Son's Mill for the remainder of her
lurning around I saw Alice johnson
who was now playing with the Es-
sanay Film Company. I remembered
having seen her on the screen in New
York when she had quite surpassed
Mary l'ickford and Geraldine Farrar.
Along came Iisther Pendleton and
Marguerite Whitney arm in arm. They
were still single, but both had great
a-.nnration lor little butcher boys.
I-onowing closely on their heels were
llazel Sprott and Miriam Eldridge
with whom I shook hands. Miriam
had become physical director in the
lligh School and Hazel was coach of
the Girls' Basket Ball team which had
won the championship of the state for
the past season.
llaving met only girls in the hall I
decided to break away to look for my
pals and whom did I run into but Mary
Casey and Irene Cohan. These two
young ladies were at work in the office
of Arthur B. Fair, Successor to F. E.
Yeager, Fire Insurance Company. Ar-
thur had learned that in order to carry
on a successful business "it pays to
advertise," so Irene and Mary had
their desks at each of the front win-
dows of the office. Lots of Fire.
At last breaking away from the
girls I met jackie Lee. Jack, partly
on account of his excellent form and
beauty, had become physical instruc-
tor at Wellesley College which had
been in our school days a happy hunt-
ing ground for jack.
Along with him was Al Leavitt who
was now a contractor of some fame.
He was constructing at present a large
office building in Natick, opposite the
common which surpassed the VVool-
worth building some fifty stories, for
booming trade in Natick.
Sitting down to dine at the banquet
which followed, I met Esther Gutter-
son who told me of her romance. After
having received her diploma in 1916
she entered the Red Cross Service
abroad. It all occurred at the bedside
of a little Dutch hero who had been
wounded in an air battle over the city
of Verdun. All was over now and Es-
ther had brought her beloved home to
As I looked around the table I miss-
ed one pal, Frank Dudley. The tele-
phone then rang in the office and the
oflice girl announced that Mr. Dudley
would not be able to attend, as his
youngest child was cutting his first
tooth and needed care.
While the feast was going on, I no-
ticed that a large space at the table
had been left vacant and an extra large
chair was being placed there. In ques-
tioning what the big idea was I found
out that Geneve Wilde was to come
yet. Geneve had broadened out some
since I had seen her and she was with
Barnum 8z Bailey's Circus as Sydney,
the short fat girl.
At my right was Mary Gilleran.
Mary had grown a foot taller since I
had seen her last and her continual
smile had broadened to her ears. She
had obtained a position as head sten-
ographer for the Dennison Mfg. Com-
pany in Framingham, Mass., where it
is reported she has other interests.
One other thing that attracted my
attention was the latest hair-dressing
of all the young ladies. In putting
this question before the house I learn-
ed that Miss Mary Fitzpatrick had be-
come a fashionable hair-dresser and
had opened up immense parlors which
occupied the whole third floor in
It was 12 o'clock when the banquet
ended. The next day seated in the
Pullman bound for New York I
thought what a great class it was that
graduated in 1916, and surely put Na-
tick on the map.
Joseph A. Burke.
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN.
We, the Senior Class, of the Natick
High School, of the town of Natick,
State of Massachusetts, being of sound
'mind and memory, and considering the
uncertainty of this frail and transitory
life, do therefore make, ordain, publish,
and declare this to be our last Will and
Testament, that is to say:
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First :-After all our lawful debts
are paid and discharged, we give and
bequeath to this High School, for the
use of all, a beautiful green curtain,
which we feel sure will add to the
beauty of future theatricals.
Second:-To the junior class, we
give the sole right to occupy the front
seats on the left hand side of the as-
sembly hall every Monday morning.
Third :-To the above-named class,
we also give and bequeath the use of
all our books, to be used by them for
one year ffor some, perhaps longerj.
We hope these books will not be used
to such an extent as to require rebind-
Fourth :-To the teachers, we leave
the memory of the past four happy
years, to be cherished by them until
the end of time.
Fifth :-To the school, we leave our
class picture to be hung in a conspic-
uous place, and to be looked upon by
all, as the class who paid everybody's
Sixth :-We leave the "Sassamon" to
the next staff, to be run by them as
successfully as former staffs have
done so. fEspecially, financiallyj
Seventh :-To the juniors, we leave
rooms eleven and eighteen, to be occu-
pied by them as their "home rooms"
next year. In addition to this. we give
them the right to clean the desks in
these rooms before each vacation.
-Eighth :-To Room 29, we leave a
tea-set to be used by all English class-
es at their "afternoon teas."
Ninth :-We leave the moon, which
we have used at our dances, to all
classes coming after, to be used by
them at their annual junior Prom and
Tenth :-To John Mahaney, we leave
a copy of "Sweet Cider Time," as a
compliment to his singing abilities.
Eleventh :-To the freshmen, we
leave Opportunity, to be appreciated
and valued by them through their four
years in High School.
Twelfth :-We leave our good wishes
to the English Society, with which we
have spent many a happy evening, and
hope they will miss the talent that our
class has lent them.
Thirteenth :-To the sophomores, we
leave the care and trouble, that We
have endured for the last two years, to
be placed on their shoulders beginning
their junior year.
Fourteenth :-We leave a rattle to
Mary Casey, believing it to be a suit-
able gift for the baby of the class.
Fifteenth :-To the junior class, we
leave our name "Senior," which they
may use next year, taking great care
Sixteenth :-To the freshmen, we
also leave our manners and conduct,
to be used by them during their High
Seventeenth :-We leave our best
wishes to the Debating Society, which
has made orators of some of the mem-
bers of our class.
Eighteenth :-To joseph Marinof-
sky, we leave a spelling book which his
English class knows he badly needs.
Nineteenth 1-To the juniors, we leave
the expectation of current events in
chapel, and the graduation essays.
Twentieth :-To our 'janitor, we
leave one ton of coal, to be used in case of
shortage next year.
Twenty-first:-To all coming class-
es, we leave the fire drills, the lunch
counter, the book reports, recesses,
and afternoon sessions.
Twenty-second :-We leave the foot-
ball team in care of Joseph Dwyer in
whose hands, we know it will receive
Twenty-third:-To Miss Sweet and
Miss Simington, we leave the agony
and suspense of those essays that were
passed in the last day of grace.
Twenty-fourth:-To the Athletic
Association, we leave the memory of
that long-talked of cow. We hope
'twill never be forgotten.
Twenty-fifth:-To the juniors, we
leave our lockers, and the right of way
in the daily rush for the mirror in the
Twenty-sixth:-To the Girls' Bas-
ket Ball team, we leave regrets that
it shall lose so many fine players
through our graduation, but our best
wishes for a successful team next year.
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Twenty-scventli:-To Charles Bar-
ker, we bequeath a Book on Oratory
in appreciation of his efforts along that
'l'wcnty-eighth:-To the Boys' Bas-
ket llall team. we leave the memory of
that trip to the Cape, and the dent it
made in the finances.
Twenty-ninth :-To the Baseball
and Football teams, we leave our sin-
cerest wishes for a successful season
next year, from all points of view.
Thirtietli:-To the junior class, we
gladly leave those unfortunates, who
were not able to secure sixty-six points
in four years.
Likewise, we make, constitute, and
appoint our superintendent Mr. Wil-
lard, and our principal, Mr. Montgom-
ery, to be co-executors of this our last
VVill and Testament, hereby revoking
all former VVills by us made.
In Witness Whereof, we have here-
unto subscribed our name and affixed
our seal, the thirty-first day of May, in
the year of our Lord, one thousand
nine hundred and sixteen.
The above instrument was sub-
scribed by the said Senior Class in our
presence, and acknowledged by. them
to each of us: and they at the same
time declared the above instrument, so
subscribed, to be their last Will and
Testament, and we, at their request,
have signed our names as witnesses
hereto, in their presence and in the
presence of each other, and written op-
posite our names our respective places
Senior Class. Wellesley High School.
Senior Class, Framingham High
Senior Class, Wayland High School.
The Sassamou is glad to acknowledge
thc following exchanges:
Harvard .Alumni Bulletin, Boston,
The Echo, XVinthrop H. S., Mass.
The Record, Smith Academy, St.
The School Life, Melrose H. S., Mass.
Mt. Hollis Outlook, Holliston H. S.,
The Taltler, Nashua H. S., N. H.
Clarion, Arlington H. S., Mass. -
E. Z. Marc, Templeton H. S., Bald-
Thr Echo-XVe think your paper well
E. Z. Marc-You have a well written
editorial. Your exchange department
would be more interesting if you would
criticise your exchanges.
Mt. Hollis Outlook-Your stories are
very clever. Wouldn't a few cuts add to
Theorem III-Any cat has three tails.
To prove-That it has three tails.
Proof :- '
No cat has two tails fAx. 131
Any cat has one more than no cat
Any cat has three tails.
CEquals added to equals-1 Tail
plus 2 tailsj.-Q. E. D.
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Why have you deserted it? The "Sas-
samon" needs your subscription--you
need the "Sassamon." Why not send
in your name to the alumni editor with
sixty cents for a year's subscription?
There are four issues a year at fifteen
cents a copy. Fifteen cents a copy is
cheap for the "Sassamon," especially
the commencement number. Seize
your opportunity-you'll never regret
the step. The "Sassamon" needs the
money. Show your loyalty and sub-
MY LITTLE OLD BRAIN
My little old brain seems covered with
For balky and barren it stands:
And my little lead pencil is worn to dust
And my eraser is ever at hand.
Time was when my little old brain
And my pencil would seldom halt,
But that was the time when I had no care
For verse or a rhyming fault.
lfVhy don't you come when I call, oh
Why don't you answer? I said.
Then lying down on my little cot
I dreamt till the darkness fied.
And as I was dreaming, inspiration came
And worked out my poem for me.
But the hours were many ere daylight
And my little old brain worked free.
Ay, faithful and ready the prose thought
Each in the same old place
Awaiting a call from out the wood
A chance to achieve some grace.
And I wonder, as gazing that dull brain
Into the dust that has gathered there
What has become of that thought I knew
Ere I waked me and combed my hair.
Marian Wright, 'l4.
HGLEANED FROM A 'PRE-MEDIC' "
About two years ago the American
Medical Association, of which Tufts Col-
lege Medical School is a member, voted
that all medical students shall have had
in addition to a four years course in
high school a year of pre-medical work
including the study of Physics, Chemis-
try, Biology, and either French or Ger-
The purpose of this course is primarily
to familiarize the student with the sci-
ences on which his future medical course
is based. Another purpose of this course
is to accustom the student to the environ-
ment of a medical school. To take a
high school student from the Latin or
Algebra class-room and then to plunge
him, without further preparation, into
the totally different realm of Anatomy is
to produce a severe mental strain upon
the student. By means of companionship
with the upper class men the novice is
given an insight into his future work.
When I tell some people of what my
course consists it is not unusual for them
to remark-"Gee, what a snap."
But it is no "snap" I can assure you.
Physics for us is a specialized course for
future medical students, and our lecturer
tries to make it plain to us that physics
is inanimate physiology.
Anyone with a pronounced antipathy
for irritating odors and complicated equa-
tions I should not advise to take our
course in chemistry, for chemistry with
all its trials and troubles is the life and
death of a "pre-medic."
Biology, the twin of physics is a much
more peaceful study which, besides add-
ing to a man's general knowledge, is a
"first-class aid in the bridling of one's
temper. just imagine, if you please, that
you were searching for a minute organ-
ism under high-power objection of a mi-
croscope. Perhaps you may find one af-
ter a half an hour's search, and then you
will hasten to inform your neighbor of
your good fortune when presto !-he has
escaped, and the headache which the
search has given you'is in vain.
Let those who imagine that German
will be the death of them read "Ban und
26 THE SASSAMON
Tatigkeit des Menschlichen Korpers,"
and Klcmperer's "Klinische Deagnostikf'
'llhey will never grumble at "Wilhelm
In regard to social life at school, any
one of our students will tell you that
Tufts is an extremely sociable place. I
don't believe that any student in there
ever died of melancholia or loneliness.
To hear the conversation of the students
about their class banquets one would be
almost lead to think that they never did
anything but eat. Each class has its ban-
quet besides whatever dances and recep-
tions they may care to hold.
To be sure, we have to go to school
six days of the week, and on Satur-
day afternoon we feel as though we could
try the "Rip Van Winkle stunt," but we
all acknowledge that we are glad when
Monday morning comes.
"Arnold Buster Carrington," 1915.
Friday evening, April 28th, the an-
nual reception of the Juniors to the
Seniors was held in the Assembly Hall.
There was a goodly number of stu-
dents and former graduates present.
The patronesses were Miss Elva
Coulter and Miss Caroline Clifford
who, with the officers of the Junior
Class, President, Joseph Dwyer, Vice
President, Frieda Diehlg Secretary,
Harold Robinson, and Treasurer, Julia
Oliver were in the receiving line from
eight to eight-thirty.
Dancing was greatly enjoyed from
eight-thirty until twelve. This was
due to the excellence of Allen's Sing-
ing Orchestra, to the fact that the ma-
jority of the Juniors had taken special
dancing lessons for the occasion, and
that there were two moonlight num-
The committee in charge of the re-
ception included the following: Wal-
ter Montieth, Eleanor Bowen, Lucille
Ambler, A. Carl Jensen, and Annie
Burns. Those on the committee on
decorations were Eleanor Bowen and
The class is elated over the fact that
their profits were over twelve dollars,
due to the fine work of the above com-
To the business men of the town
who so kindly assisted them, the class
wishes to express its appreciation.
N. S. T.
The following girls received their let-
ters for Basketball,
Hazel Sprott CCapt.J
TI-IE SASSAIVI ON
'shite X X5
Natick 7, Waltliam 3
The second game of the year was quite
an improvement over the first, which we
lost to B. C. H. by the score of 12-1.
The game was postponed one day on ac-
count of rain and was played at Wal-
tham on April 13. By superior playing
in every department of the game Natick
brought home victory by the score of
7-3. Fair played a star game in left
during Peterson's short sickness.
Natick 6, Braintree 4
On the nineteenth of April before a
large crowd Natick High defeated Brain-
tree to the tune of 6-4. Natick led all
the way but were threatened more than
once. The Natick management departed
from a time-worn custom and the game
was played in the afternoon.
' Natick, Pinehill A. C.
A game was scheduled for the 22nd
of April with Pinehill but it had to be
called off on account of rain.
Milford IO, Natick 3
May 6, Milford easily defeated Natick
IO-3. The game was played on a dia-
mond in right field which accounts some-
what for the looseness with which the
game was played.
VVayl'and 13, Natick 6
In a game postponed from April 26
Wayland trimmed Natick at the Cochitu-
ate grounds on May 8, 13-6. Sloper
started the game but was replaced by
Bolster, Peterson secured his Hrst hit of
the season, a home run to the road in
deep centre. He also secured a triple the
last time up.
Hudson 9, Natick 6
At Coolidge playground on May I3
Natick Hign was defeated by lludson in
an exciting and close game. XYith two
down, two strikes on the batter and the
score 6 to 6 Hudson secured three runs
through a couple of good hits and a lot
of luck. .
Natick 5, NVestboro 3
Natick liigh defeated a greatly
strengthened XVestboro team at XVest-
boro on May 20 by the score of 5-3,
Gilleran pitched a star game for Natick
besides leading the team in picking hghts.
Natick 6, Marlboro 4
In a Midland League game at Natick
on May Z7 Natick High defeated Marl-
boro by the score of 6-4. Bolster pitched
his best game of the season securing thir-
teen strikeouts and making the rest of
the team Hy out. In the ninth with the
score 6-4 and men on second and third
Bolster struck out La Forme, the hard-
hitting Marlboro captain. La Forme
played a star game in the field.
NATICK VS. FR.-IMINGHAM
Natick engaged Framingham Memor-
ial Day in their annual struggle before
a record breaking crowd of over 1500
noisy fans, a large majority of whom
were from Framingham. From the one
sidedness of the score one would infer
that the game was uninteresting but this
is decidedly untrue as many fast plays
were completed by both teams and the
28 THE SASSAM ON
flashes of brilliant playing by the con-
testants provoked many outbursts of
cheering from their loyal supporters.
Natick, practically a green team, entered
the game at a great disadvantage, facing
a vctcran team and a pitcher of four
years' cxperience. Gillcran was selected
to start for Natick and when he strode
out to the box at three o'clock the crowd
had fiowed out onto the field and the
outer field was lined with automobiles
and other vehicles.
Natck was very nervous and Fram-
ingham, taking advantage of this fact.
had secured four runs before they had
settled down and retired the side while
Natick in return was retired by Hether-
ton, Framingham's speedy twirler.
Framingham secured four moves in the
second and one in the third while Natick
was unable to cross the plate. Gilleran
was pitching good ball but the poor sup-
port afiorded him enabled Framingham
to obtain several easy runs. Connell
was the first man to score for Natick
crossing the home plate in the 5th, and
their second score came in the 8th when
Bolster, who had replaced Gilleran was
brought home by Gleason's double. The
longest hit of the game was made by
Coleman, a three base hit to deep centre
in the 4th inning. Natick's outfield,
though hitting weakly, fielded faultlessly
and the throwing of Fair, who shared
the honors of the game with Bray, was
rue of the features of the game, his bul-
let like throws cutting off several runs
at the plate. Daley, Coleman and Fair
starred for Natick, while Hetherton,
Bray and Hunnefield played well for
ab r h po a e
Daley, 1 b. 3 0 l 6 0 1
Peterson, l. f. 4 O O 4 1 0
Gleason, 3 b. 4 0 1 l 0 1
Coleman, c. 3 O 1 6 O O
Fair, c. f. 4 0 O 3 0 0
Dudley, r. f. 4 0 0 3 1 0
McSweeney. s. s. 4 0 0 O 1 3
Connell, 2 b. 3 1 2 2 1 3
Gilleran. p. 2 0 1 1 2 0
Bolster, p. 1 1 1 "C 1 0
ab r h po a e
Hunnefield, s. s. 5 3 1 0 1 0
Boynton, 3 b. 6 3 1 1 1 0
Mason, 2 b. 4 2 1 0 2 0
Bray, c. f. 6 2 3 0 0 0
O'Brien, r. f. 3 2 2 O O 0
O'Conner, 1 b. 5 1 1 7 0 0
Sprague, l. f. 5 2 2 0 0 0
Horan. c. 4 1 1 18 O 1
Hetherton, p. 5 1 1 0 O O
Cushion, r. f. 2 1 1 1 0 0
45 18 14 27 4 1
'Sprague out. Hit by batted ball.
Natick. Runs, Connell, Bolster.
en bases, Daley, Coleman, Bolster 2.
Double play, Fair to Coleman, Peterson
to Connell. Strike out, Hetherton 18.
Gilleran 5. Bases on balls, Hetherton
1. Gilleran 4, Bolster 1. Wild pitches,
Hetherton, Gilleran. Hit by pitcher,
Hetherton, Daly. Three base hit Cole-
man. Umpire Mooney of Westboro.
Time 2h. 19m. Attendance 1500.
After the baseball season jack Cole-
man is going to "The Mt. Washington
Hotel," Bretton NVoods, N. H., to re-
Captain Ed Casey of Harvard Fresh-
men is now wearing his baseball num-
erals. It is hoped that he will have an
H to wear next year.
"Slip" Howard and "Pansy" Brennan
are to play with the Framingham Trol-
ley League team this summer. Slip
says he is mighty glad to get back to the
town of pretty girls again.
Russell Frye has played a couple of
star games at first base for the Pine Hill
team this spring. "Russ" was one of
the best first basemen that Natick ever
In the Memorial Day game Natick out-
field played a star game. They secured
eleven putouts. Four by Peterson, four
by Fair and three by Dudley beside three
assists, one each fielder. Almost all the
catchers were exceptionally hard espe-
cially Peterson's catch of a long foul.
It was one of the best catches ever made
at Coolidge Field. ,'
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Your class-mates can buy
anything you can give them
-except your photograph.
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Offers a three years' graded course
covering all branches of Dentistry. Lab-
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in connection with the Medical School.
Graduates of approved High Schr ols
who satisfy the entrance requirement are
qualified to enter the Dental or the Iiire-
For detailed information regarding admission requirements to either school, or for
a catalogue, apply to
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Room ll, Savings Bank Bldg.
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Union Lumber Company
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Lumber, .Wood and Coal
Ollice and Yard Cochituate Street, Natick, Mass.
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CHARLES K. BARKER. Proprietor
5 Court St.. Savings Bank Building
Plumbing, Heating and
Sheet Metal Work
Magee Furnaces Magee Steam Heaters
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Prescriptions Our Specialty.
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THE LATEST lN NOVELTIES
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Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Bedding,
Window Shades, Draperies, Wall Paper
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Phone 289 W.
Agent for lloosie Kitchen Cabinet
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Winch Block, Natick, Mass.
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always a desirable one, but of equal importanc
is the power of retaining this quality so as not
to require too frequent sharpening. By making
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your rnoney's worth in the best quality of tools
and cutlery of properly tempered steel that is
sure to hold an edge.
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41 Main Street q
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