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TRITE LIBRAR NTRAL STREET MA 01760 647-6520 i I i THE SASSAMON PAGE ONE | Natick Five Cents Savings Bank | | NATICK, MASS. I Assets more than $5,000,000 1 Deposits go on interest the first day of February, May, August and November President HENRY C. MULLIGAN Treasurer C. ARTHUR DOWSE Compliments of John A. Donahue, Pharm. D. APOTHECARY Middlesex Building 1 So. Main St. ' Natick, Mass. Compliments of P. H. Buckley Co. Fancy Groceries fMH H HOUSE OF I f Better Clothes, I ' JPv -cv JfLPl Furnishings llf and 3P Shoes fho SteiD-biocb ». E. L. Sweetland Main St. Natick, Mass. PAGE TWO THE SASSAMON B. HERSH Ladies ' and Gent ' s FINE TAILORING ALL WORK GUARANTEED Common Street, Natick, Mass. Tel. 47-W Compliments of The Natick Theatre 0. WOODS CO. lumber Bear in Mind Wc keep the fullest and pur- est Drugs and Chemicals that can be obtained, and assure you prompt and skillful ser- vice in filling your prescrip- tions. Cooper ' s Pharmacy SOUTH NATICK, MASS. 64 North Main Street, Natick Teaming and Jobbing of All Kinds C. F. E. B. HEINLEIN Shadybrook Farm Dover, Mass. Compliments of WHITE HOUSE CAFE Depot Grounds J . J. Doyle, Prop. THE SASSAMON PAGE THREE SUBURBAN PRESS PRINTING MAIN STREET NATICK. MASS CARPENTERS ' TOOLS and builders ' hard- ware are among our leading specialties and can- not be surpassed for beauty of design, quality of material and general efficiency. Should you need anything in this line look at our fine stock. THE FISKE CORPORATION 20 MAIN STREET, NATICK A Good Round Measure Yes, sir, that ' s what we give. All you do is come in — hold up your hand — bend the finger to be favored and we will give you a good round measure! And then we will fit that measure to the nicest, most exquisite and useful little ring you ever inspected. F. C. Keniston, JeweJer, Optician Natick, Mass. Branagan Bros. SHOE REPAIRING A SPECIALTY 23 Washington Street, Natick, Mass. C. M. McKECHNIE CO. Hafters and Caterers 10 Main St., Natick, Mass. Phone 52 W. JF there is anything you want from a Drug Store try us. Bvery article guaranteed the best. F. B. Twitchell, Ph.G. MAIN STREET, NATICK I ' AGK FOUR THE SASSAMON | Can you Swim? Want to Learn? ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Anyway Come On Over to th Framingham Swimming Pool 68 Concord Street Tel. 842=W NATICK HIGH SCHOOL XLhc Saseamon VOL. Vlir. NATICK, MASSACHUSETTS, FEBRUARY, 1919. NO. 2 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. 15 Cents a Copy lEbttortal £ taff Editor-in-Chief H. W. HUGHES, ' 19 Associate Editors ELIZABETH R. EATON, ' 19 LYMAN A. SPOONER, ' 19 L. WALTER BROWN, ' 20 HESTER R. MATTFIELD, ' 20 Class Editors ALICE McKINNEY, ' 19 HAZEL PIRIE, ' 19 MARGARET LEE, ' 20 THEODORE O ' BRIEN, ' 20 MARION WATSON, ' 21 HARVEY HARDING, ' 21 MILDRED HOLDEN, ' 21 Subscription Editor GERTRUDE HOLDEN, ' 19 Assistant Subscription Editor WALLACE PULSIFER, ' 20 Athletic Editors HENRY PRESCOTT, ' 19 VIOLA McGLONE, ' 19 Art and Exchange Editor KATHLEEN YOUNG, ' 20 Business Managers CHARLES BURKE, ' 19 ALFRED LAMARINE, ' 20 HELEN LEAVITT, ' 21 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE EDITORIALS 6 FOOTBALL BANQUET 7 SCHOOL NEWS 8 LIFE OF WASHINGTON 9 CAPTAIN JIMMY 10 THE SOLDIER 11 A FEARFUL FORD FABLE 12 TIM WENT STRAIGHT HOME 12 THE SERVICE FLAG 13 LOST IN THE ATTIC 13 CLASS NOTES 14 ATHLETIC NOTES 21 PAGE SIX THE SASSAMON (ptotiaj WTK Subscribe to the 111 1 Fie Sassamon ! Write p) • for the Sassamon! r nze w h y not? of course, we are satisfied with the present method of collecting material, but does writing for the Sassamon need to be com- pulsory? How do other magazines get material? They surely do not have to hunt for contributors. The next issue will prove whether or not you, each and every one, are backing the school paper. Instead of being compulsory, contributions will be entirely voluntary. Are you willing to co- operate with us? We hope so and we ex- pect it. Don ' t disappoint us! A definite date will be assigned for material to be in and a small prize given to the best contri- bution printed. Make that prize yours! Contribute, and have the satisfaction of feeling that you at least have had some part in making the Sassamon a success! Start now, time is short! E. R. E. We Since we have had two long Ol • 1 } vacations, kJIllIK.r caused by the " flu, " the question which is uppermost in our minds is how we shall be able to accomplish the extra amount of work which remains to be done. Of course, the instructors will be obliged to give out longer assignments than the ones which we have been accustomed to have. But no matter how lengthy the lessons are, let us not be shirkers, saying, " Oh, why do they give us such long lessons? They know we won ' t have time to learn them. " Instead, let us take whatever comes our way with willing minds and cheerful countenances. If we work faithfully and learn as much as we possibly can of the lessons which are given us, we shall probably find that we slowly, but surely, will regain the ground which was lost by our enforced vacations. H. R. M. D f Students of Natick High School, ' do you know what it means to edit a magazine and edit it successfully? Do you realize the great advance in print- ing prices? Our bill for merely typesetting was three times as much this year as in previous years. Are you willing to stand back of us financially and support us when we need it? If so, then you know that every student must be working together with all the rest for the good of the magazine. Further- more, every student must be loyal to the magazine and allow nothing to change his attitude. Here is where you can cooper- ate effectively. Several of you earned and gave five dol- lars to the United War Fund Drive. Why THE SASSAMON PAGE SEVEN not earn and give sixty cents to make the Sassamon a better magazine? You showed your school spirit by pay- ing your ten cents a week football dues. Why not pay up your Sassamon dues? The Sassamon is your magazine and it ' s up to you to support it. L. W. B. The Sassamon gratefully acknowledges the receipt of the following exchanges: The Oracle, Manchester, N. H. The Blue Pencil, Walnut Hill School, Natick. The Philomath, Framingham, Mass. The Pinkerton Critic, Derry, N. H. The Waltham High School Mirror, Wal- tham, Mass. The Magnet, Leominster, Mass. Lasell Leaves, Lasell Seminary, Auburn- dale, Mass. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. N. H. S. FOOTBALL BANQUET Thursday evening, February fith, the High School Gym was the scene of much merriment when the Athletic Association gave the 1918 football team a banquet and dance. At 6:30 about thirty-five of the squad with their principal, Mr. Betts, coach, Mr. Pendleton, manager, Mr. White, Su- perintendent of Schools, Mr. Willard, and Mr. Potter, Mr. Whipple and Mr. Bailey, members of the School Board, sat down to the banquet served by McNeil, the cat- erer. After the meal was over, Mr. Betts, acting as chairman, called on Mr. White, who gave out N ' s to fifteen members of the squad and announced the result of the election. Ray Wardell, the Captain for 1919, made a speech thanking members of the squad for the honor conferred upon him. Elden Patterson then made a very ef- fective speech presenting " Chick " Burke, the retiring Captain, with a small gold football from the squad. " Chick " Burke thanked the team for the gift, for their cooperation in making the season a suc- cess, and the Athletic Association for the " feed. " Mr. Potter, Chairman of the School Board, spoke briefly commending the team on its success. Mr. Pendleton, Faculty teacher and coach, was then called upon amid loud cheers of acclamation. He spoke of the pleasure he had felt in being associated with the town of Natick, with the High School, and especially with fellows of the High School. He then presented Burke with the football used in the Framingham game, on which were painted the scores of the 1918 games. Mr. Willard, then, on behalf of the team and citizens of the town, presented Mr. Pendleton with a pair of cuff links and a scarf pin. At eight o ' clock the banquet broke up and three loud cheers for Mr. Betts, Mr. Willard, Mr. Pendleton and members of the School Committee were given. The boys invited guests and dancing was enjoyed from 8:30 until 10:30 for which music was furnished by the High School orchestra. The boys report an unusually good time, and look forward to a success- ful season next year. The Sassamon Board, in order to secure a close cooperation of its members, have planned a Constitution. The introduction, to which suitable by-laws have been adder ' ., is printed below. " CONSTITUTION OF THE SASSAMON " The students of the Natick High School do hereby proclaim and establish that the Sassamon shall be the School Magazine. Its purpose shall be to create among the students an interest in school activities, as well as to set a standard of composition which they may not only try to attain, but to surpass. The following by-laws should be ob- served by the Board : L That this Constitution be read at the first meeting of each year. PAGE EIGHT THE BASSAMON II. That every two weeks, on a definite day, to be agreed upon by the Board, there shall be a meeting. III. That the Editor-in-chief shall send a no- tice around at each regular meeting at some fitting time, near the close of school. IV. Board Meeting: The penalty in all cases if absent three consecutive meetings being suspension from the Board ; when the Board will elect a new member. V. That the secretary shall read at each meeting the notes of the previous meeting. VI. That the business clerk shall at each meeting read his report. VII. That the subscription editor shall at each meeting read his report. VIII. That all material shall be collected and handed in four weeks before date of print- ing. IX. That this Constitution is subject to amendment for any sufficient reason. SCHOOL NEWS Miss Marjory Cooley, from the Chandler School of Shorthand has charge of the Stenography and Typewriting classes dur- ing Miss Knowles ' absence. The Sassamon Board regrets sincerely the loss of its efficient Business Manager, Charles Burke, whjo has entered M. I. T. Charles Burke and Robert Buckley, pres- ident and vice-president, respectively, of the Senior Class, have entered M. I. T., Lyman Spooner and Fred Fannon were elected as temporary officers for the class. The Sassamon Board welcomes Mr. Ran- kin and hopes that his stay here will be long and pleasant. An orchestra has been organized by Miss Melchert, from members of the music classes. We are indeed sorry to hear that Miss Knowles is still confined to the Framing- ham Hospital, after a prolonged attack of influenza. She was able to return to school a few days after it started, in January, but was compelled to again leave school. We hope that she will soon enjoy good health and be with us again. Framingham, Natick and Arrogance The article printed in " The Philomath, " the Framingham High School magazine, gave the readers of " The Sassamon " mujh delight. The article, " The Team, Natick, and You, " must have been written by one who had far-reaching ideals not obtainable by the Framingham Team. Framingham, we ask you what you mean by your statement, " Natick — arrogant, im- pudent, boastful Natick " ? We would con- sider that an insult even if we had been thrust to the lowest depths of defeat; but as we were victorious, we look upon it as mere jealousy. You certainly were preparing — but for what??? It seems that the large supply of megaphones and cough drops gave out far too soon, as they failed to help you win your game. Your team may have worked, but not enough to defeat that won- derful team from Natick. All Framingham did turn out to help cheer their famous team on to victory. How much good did it do??? The lungs of those two thousand rooters were far surpassed by those of Natick. By the article, it is quite plainly seen that you, (Framingham), have been doing a little boasting yourself. Remember, Framingham, " He who boasts shall gain nothing. " In your last prophecy the picture of the defeated Natick team, leaving the field amid a tumult of jeers, was vividly carried out by your own men. Now Framins ham, " Natick — Arrogant, Impudent, Boastful Natick " — thanks you for publishing your prophecy, as it shows the other preparatory schools what your sportsmanship really is. We thank you. THE SASSAMON PAGE NINE LIFE OF WASHINGTON As it was nearly time to celebrate the birth of George Washington, I was call 3d into the office of the story editor of the " Dover Tidings, " and told to " get " a story of Washington ' s life, not one from history, but from the general himself of his life at home. I immediately made my plans for a trip to his home, at Mount Vernon, and went there several days later. As I strolled up the wide walk leading to his house, I was just a bit shaky to think that I was to meet the greatest man that had ever lived on the western continent. I knocked at the door and was admitted by a darky to a room where I met the charming Martha Washington. Having told her what I had come for, I inquired for the ex-President and she told me that he was out on the plantation somewhere. She said she would call him, but I expressed a desire to see the place myself. She then called an old servant, by the name of Erastus, and gave him orders to take me to " Massar " Wash- ington. We soon came upon the general, and then as Erastus tried to introduce me, he got tongue-tied on my last name and called me " Mr. Hindlegs " or something like that. However, as soon as my name was straight- ened out, I asked him if he would tell me his life story in his own words. At first he hesitated, but then, after a few moments ' thought, he began by telling me that he was born in a small place called Bridge ' s Creek, in Virginia, but when h« was three years old, the house burned down and they moved to a place on the Rappa- hanock, quite near to Fredricksburg. He said there was little left to mark his birth- place. However, I might add here that since then there has been a small monu- ment erected there in order to mark the spot. The first episode of his life happened when he was five years of age. This was the story of the cherry tree, which he chopped down. As the old general told it to me, I could see that in his eyes it seemed but yesterday. He had been given a small hatchet for his birthday and to put it in his own words, " I then went out thinking I was an experienced woodchopper, cutting everything that I came near. I saw this little tree, and little did I realize how val- uable it was, so it went down along with the rest of the things. Later my father came out, and, seeing the tree chopped down, demanded in angry words if I knew the guilty one. At first I hesitated, but then I boldly said, ' I did, father, I cannot PACK TEN THE SASSAMON tell a lie. ' He, of course, cooled right off and told me how glad he was that I had told the truth. From that time on I re- solved never to tell a lie. As I grew up, I became the leader among my friends and could always excel them in most sports. Well I remember the day that I threw a stone across the Potomac, after all the other boys had tried in vain. " When 1 was eleven years old, I had my first sorrow, that of the death of my father. Then I, being the oldest child, had to take over the responsibility of the plantation, and although everybody said it was impossible, I managed in some way to do it. " I went to school with the rest of the boys, my mother intending to have me take my father ' s place as a plantation manager. However, I had my own desires and U- though my mother did dissuade me from going to sea, she did not manage to do so when I decided to take up surveying. I started this at the age of sixteen, and by the time I had reached twenty, I had be- come public surveyor of the neighborhood. " Soon after this the French and Indian War broke out. Of course, I know you didn ' t come for that story, because it seems everyone knows it, so I will just say that because of the great amount of faith the men put in me, I was able to help quite a bit in bringing that to a successful close. " After that was over, I married Martha Curtis, who was then a widow, with two children, and I settled down to live here, but not for long, because soon the Revo- lutionary War broke out. I was called to take command of the armies. I am going to omit the story of that war just as I did the French and Indian War, because in time of peace, war is a dreadful thing to talk about. As soon as that was over, I retired to private life, only to be called back as President of the country. At the end of four years I began another term, not because I wanted to, but because I felt it my duty at that time, when the French Revolution was going on and we were being asked to enter the fight. Wheii my second term was ended, I again retired to private life, only to be recalled to take command of the army, because of the dan- ger of war with France. However, this danger soon subsided and now I am here again, where I hope to spend my few re- maining years in peace and happiness. " When he had finished teling me his story, he invited me into his house for refresh- ments. I might add that I never met Washing- ton again and that he did spend the rest of his life at Mount Vernon. In December of 1799, he was one day making his rounds cf the plantation when it was raining and he became wet through. He did not mind it, and the next day he did the same, even when he had a cold. That night he became sick and passed quietly away, after a forty- eight hours ' illness. E. B. HEINLEIN, ' 19. CAPTAIN JIMMY Jimmy was a young fellow, the son of rich parents and one of the best sports in town. He was an only child and because of that had been constantly petted, and denied very little. He was smart in his studies and had graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. He had studied and fitted himself for a lawyer, but now that he was ready to prac- tice, he showed no intention or desire of doing so. His father was of the old school and a veteran of the War of ' 98. When Jimmy showed no desire to do any- thing useful, his father was surprised and ashamed that his son should be an idler. His mother, however, was a social figure of some prominence and thought that her son should be a shining light of the social world. Affairs had constantly been growing worse for some time, but still Jimmy con- tinued to idle away his time and his father ' s money. Many times his father had started to say something about it, but his wife had persuaded him to try Jimmy a lit- tle longer, so father did, although in his own mind he was beginning to be troubled. Things kept on this way until the Unite:! THE SASSAMOX PAGE ELEVEN States declared war on Germany, April 6, 1917. Then Jimmy ' s father immediately offered his services to the Government and was given a position of trust on the Ship- ping Board. Still Jimmy continued to idle away his time, doing apparently nothing. Sometimes Jimmy would take his hunt- ing outfit and go away into the woods for a week or ten days at a time, apparently on a hunting trip. His friends began to ig- nore him because the town in which he lived was very patriotic and had sent many men into the service. His mother beg ' an to wonder at his lack of spirit and his father became openly angry with him, but all to no avail, because Jimmy still stayed around the town, except when he left on his very frequent hunting trips. One day Jimmy went away and did not return as usual, at the end of the week. He did not return the next day, or that week, in fact, and then his mother began to grow worried about him. Two weeks passed and still no news from him. The woods where he usually went hunting were searched, notices were put in the papers, asking for information, and the news of his disappearance was spread broadcast, but still no news came. At last, one night, just as his mother was sitting down alone to her dinner, she heard someone come in the front door. She wondered which one of the servants had been out or who would come in with- out ringing. Then someone appeared in the doorway and she looked up to see a man in uniform standing there. She rose quickly from the table and walked toward him. As she was quite near si ghted, she did not notice who it was until she was very close and then she discovered it was her son, in a fine, new Captain ' s uniform. After the greeting was over, he led her to the library and there told her all about his apparent idleness, his mysterious dis- appearance and his unexpected return. " Well, mother, ' he began, " I suppose all the people had a pretty bad opinion of me and I don ' t blame them, because I ought to have been in uniform, but the depart- ment wouldn ' t let me until I had finished the job of running down the spy who had a wireless secreted in the woods. That is why I went on those hunting trips so often. Then one day when I went there, I found the man operating the wireless and tried to arrest him. I succeeded, but only after he had wounded me, so that I had to remain in bed for two weeks, after I got back to town. I didn ' t want to make you nervous, so I didn ' t write. That is why I disap- peared. Then after I got out of the hos- pital, I had to report at Washington and receive my commission and now I am home for a week before I leave with my company for France. " H. PRESCOTT, ' 19. THE SOLDIER We sent him away a bright, clean, up- standing lad, perhaps a trifle inclined to like play better than work, but that was only natural, considering his bringing up. From the training camp, where he was stationed, he sent us humorous letters, lively descriptions of what the sergeant said to the rookies and how the buck pri- vate saluted the lieutenant. His letters, too, would make one think that camp life was all fun and no work had it not been that we privately knew from a chum that he was working hard for admission to an officers ' training camp. Then came a week when no letter cam?, two, three, and finally four weeks went by and still no word. We knew then what had happened — he had gone. When at last his letters came again, they were much the same as before. A jumbled lot of first impression — naive expressions of delight over the French peasants, and his accounts of " parley-vooing, " as he called it, with one old lady, were surely amusing. He was having about six weeks of intensive training, so he told us, " but believe me it ' s both intensive and exten- sive (but especially more of the latter), ' he wrote. In the trenches he didn ' t write regularly, of course, but Kept a diary, which he called " Bits ' here, ' ' there ' and ' everywhere. ' " When any of his friends PAGE TWELVE THE SASSAMOX " went out, " he would simply say, " Jim went ' west ' today, bad piece of shrapnel in the lungs, but then, he was one of the best, so he ' s all right and nothing to fear. " We noticed that many of the other boys wrote the same way, death to them was merely an incident of the day — there was nothing to fear. That letter was the last he wrote and for a month after, nothing further was heard. One day we found his name in the casualty list, " killed in action, " it said, and a bit later came the official notification from the government. Nothing further was said, his part in the play was finished and we who were left worked harder than ever, feeling sure he would understand. MADELENE CLOUGH, ' 21. A FEARFUL FORD FABLE John White had an ancient collection of nuts, bolts, old iron, tin cans and spools, known to the public as a " fliver, " but called by him a car. One day it stood outside his variety store, for several hours, look- ing as innocent as only a junk heap can look. Finally John came out and after adjusting his spark and gas tried to crank her. Spin number one! No result. Two! The same. Three! chug! chug! bang! the rattling good car after knocking him over, roamed leisurely over the prostrate form of one John White. The brake, which was held in place by a rubber band, had slipped and " thrown ' er inta high. " " Lizzy " casually rounded the corner by the Natick Trust Company and turned safely into Main Street. An old ' dilapi- tated horse, attached to a bright, new wa- gon, was coming down the street at a jei ' ky trot that spoke of spavin and other equine ailments. When the horse saw " Lizzy " charging around the corner and heard her rapid fire reports, he gave one youthful leap into the air, turned sharply around, and galloped down the street like an un- broken colt. Still " Lizzy " advanced, now staggering like a drunken man, now charg- ing like a tank. When she came to the trolley track she gave a little leap, turned around and landed squarely on the track, heading straight for Wellesley. At the Natick Armory she met an electric car. The motorman, with unusual intelligence, had just enough presence of mind to shut off power and reverse. A strange, inverted, chugging, gasping race began ; " Lizzy " made short charges and then fell back, always keeping within about fifteen feet of the car. At Wellesley College she sickened of the chase and jumped the track. After terrifying all the girls at the Quadrangle, she set out at a round pace for home. Ar- riving without further adventures, she stopped obediently in front of her master ' s store. She waited there a moment and then without warning, after her mad exer- tions, blew up and scattered her remains about the state. If you don ' t believe this story ask John White, or better yet, hire a horse and buggy (they don ' t allow automobiles in this town any longer), and scour the neighboring villages. May be you ' ll find enough parts to build a new " Fliver. " G. DOW, ' 20. TIM WENT STRAIGHT HOME It was a cold November night when Tim was standing on a corner selling his last paper. After it was sold he started to go to what he called home. No, he hadn ' t made much money that day. " Only a doughnut and a cup of coffee for me tonight, " said Tim, as he walk ;d along. " Hey there, boy, hold my norse a min- ute, " called a man as he jumped from the horse. Tim waited and waited for the man to return. Forty-five minutes passed be- fore the said gentleman hurried from the house he had entered. " Thanks boy, here ' s something for you, " called the man as he tossed a coin to Jim. He hurried to the street light so as to see what his prize was. " Twenty-five cents! Gee what a lot! " said he, as the coin shone in his hand, " Some hot beans will go with my supper. " As Tim hurried toward the bakery his attention was arrested by two boys stand- THE SASSAMOX PAGE THIRTEEN ing shivering in a doorway. " Hungry? " asked Tim, stopping to look at his companion. " You bet, " replied the boys. Tim re- flected on his own real good fortune. He could get biscuits, cold beans, and per- haps a doughnut for them all. " Tell you what, fellers, " he said, mag- nificently, " I was just goin ' to order my bill of fare. I ' ll increase my order a lit- tle, have a party and invite you two. As it ' s rather suddint, we won ' t none of as bother ' bout partycloes. ' Greeable? " " Reckon we air, " was the quick reply. Tim made a dive for the bakery and bought his supper. They then turned their foot- steps towards Tim ' s humble lodging, which was an unused flag house. The boys then introduced themselves as Red Top and Speckled Face. They spread their supper on an old box, Tim himself eating only a small biscuit and half a doughnut. " Guess I won ' t indulge in beans tonight, " he had said. Tim kept his visitors over night. He gave them his straw and blanket, while he lay beside the half-closed doors as there was not room elsewhere. Tim had often crept into a church on a cold night and he had heard about One whom you should pray to. " I wonder if Jesus ' d listen to a poor hunchy like me? " And clasping his stiff, little hands, Tim knelt and made his first prayer: " Dear Lord, I don ' t know who you are nor where you live, but I wish you ' d take me to your home, for I ' m so tired, and hungry, and cold. And I ' ll do everything I can if you ' ll tell me how. Won ' t you please take me? Amen. " Then Tim lay down, but somehow he did not mind, the cold. " I wonder when He ' ll take me and how I ' ll get there, " he thought, dreamily. When the two boys awoke they shook Tim, but his eyes did not open. Red Top, putting his hand on Tim ' s face, startad back in terror. " He ' s cold, like mother was, " he sobbed. Tim ' s pra yer had been answered; he had gone straight home. FRANCES S. RIDDELL, ' 22. THE SERVICE FLAG Oh, what does that star in the window mean, That hangs so proudly there? Does it mean that some lad from that household, Has been fighting " Over There? " Yes, it means that some soldier boy, So proudly marched one day To do his bit for Uncle Sam, In the trenches far away. And oh the longing that filled the hearts Of those that were left at home And their part it was to work and pray, While the soldier boy did roam. How eagerly they watched for news From that same dear soldier son. And hoped and prayed for the day When the fighting should be done. And then at length that day arrived When the fighting all did cease. And the glorious Armistice was signed, Which would bring to us World Peace. And then the ships came sailing home, Crowded with returning Yanks. Who had played their part so well, And were discharged from the ranks. They eagerly scanned the lists To find that dear son ' s name. But Alas! It was never found For the brave lad never came. And now that star in the service flag Has turned from blue to gold. And the name of that lad who went away Is written on God ' s honor roll. MARION AMBLER, ' 19. LOST IN THE ATTIC It was midnight. I awoke with a start, jumping out of bed and rushing to the window. What had happened? Had I been dreaming or what? Just then the fire alarm brought me to my senses. Everyone PAGE FOURTEEN THE SASSAMON knows what a queer sensation the Bounding of the fire alarm in the still night gives one. Not being able to see anything from any window that looked like a fire, my first thought was the attic window. Stealing silently and carefully out of my room, so as not to awaken the rest of the household, I made my way to the attic. How I ever got the courage and managed to get across the attic floor is more than I know. Excitement made me forget my surroundings. Afler reaching the window and not seeing any fire, I thought it best to go back to bed. But lo! upon turning around I couldn ' t see a thing. Picture yourself in my place in an attic surrounded by trunks and boxes of all sorts and you will see my predica- ment. It seems as though all the ghost stories that I had ever read came into my mind and that ghosts would soon seize me. How was I to get back? 1 must decide and decide quickly. I couldn ' t shout with- out startling everyone. It was useless ' ' o think of anything in connection with the window. At last by feeling my way with steady perseverance, I reached the attic stairs and then my bedroom. But belie me! Never again will I go to the attic to see a fire at midnight. JOYCE SHAW, ' 22. I have been trying very hard To write a composition, A theme, a poem, or anything For " Our Board ' s " disposition. I have been studying angles And my brain is quite " obtuse, " When I am called upon in Geom. I ' ll have to plan a ruse. I do not mind my English work My teacher is so " Sweet. " We have Misses Pease and Simington, So it ' s really quite a treat. We have Miss Currie in our Latin, And we also have a Mann. We find History interesting Unless we have " exams. " We ' ve known our dear Miss Ratsey Since we were very small. When we were in the lower grades We loved to have her call. She drew us pretty pictures, And she showed us how to make Baskets, boxes, and pretty things, Which gladly home we ' d take. We go to Miss Hills for " cooking, " And to Miss Brennan, for our Gym. We enjoy that very greatly, And we try to keep in trim. GRACE CHURCH, ' 21. DEATHS The many friends and acquaintances of Thelma Pierce were deeply grieved to learn of her death, caused by pneumonia. She was a graduate of 1917, had a high ranK in all her studies, and was making rapid progress in the secretarial course at Bur- dett ' s. She will long be remembered as a true and sincere friend among her school- mates. We sincerely regret the death of Ralph W. Smith, a member of the Sub-Freshman class. This occurred during our winter vacation, as a result of a drowning acci- dent. Though his career in High School was ihort, he was loved by all who knew him. FRESHMAN NOTES Formulas For Freshman. 1. Always be meek and humble in the sight of your betters. This is the first and foremost rule for Freshman. (Your betters are sophomores, juniors, seniors, and all teachers). 2. Do not be late, but cultivate the habit of sauntering in just before the last bell rings. This is very effective, especially upon the teachers. 3. Spend all the time you wish on your lessons outside of school, but do not use the study periods for that purpose. Thoy are for social conversation, etc. THE SASSAMOX PAGE FIFTEEN 4. Do not go home to lunch — by so do- ing you miss a free acrobatic performance and dance. 5. Do not put your gum under the seat, where just anybody is likely to find it and take it (put it in the inkwell, and be sure of finding it with a new flavor when you return) . 6. Practice diligently in the gymnasi- um, especially somersaults in the rings. By so doing you can prepare yourself for the sensations you receive on getting ac- quainted with Caesar next year. 7. Do not skip music or attempt to change your seat — it is likely to prove dis- astrous for you. 8. Attend faithfully to your algebra, but do not strain your brain — you will need it next year to study geometry. 9. If you, for any reason, are called to the platform to speak or read, do not look over the congregation and smile at your friends, but proceed with your per- formance at once. The chances are that the audience will be as glad, or more so, to get it over as you will. 10. Secret codes are very useful in transmitting important messages. They also give your other friends employment in their spare moments. MARION BROWN, ' 21. A FRESHIE ' S IDEA OF PROPER CLOTHES I would like to wear the cloak that Co- lumbus wore in fourteen ninety- two ; I would like to wear the shoes of Grant, and the stockings of Lincoln, too; I would like to wear some of the gold that Pizzarro conquered in Peru And the coat of John Cabot I could make some use of, too. I would like to wear a hat of McAdoo ' s, and a pair of Hoover ' s pants, And then again I ' d like to wear, the suit that Woodrow Wilson wore to France, I would like to wear a powdered wig as they did in Colonial days, And I ' d like to wear the overalls " Abe Lin- coln " wore, in pitching the hay. T. KILLEEN, ' 22. As to gathering gum for Victory Boys and Girls, this unique idea does not work. We have taken advice and searched, and found — Nothing. Will the adviser kindly come to our aid? Commission will be paid. DEDICATED TO THE SOPHOMORES The class of .1923, wherein we do reside, Has been rebuked, insulted, all; And often — turned aside. But how we stand, as well we should, Ay, sophomores, you ' re no better, We boasted not in good and pride, We ' ll pass you to the letter. AMERICAN HISTORY We " Subs " are learning lots of things About Geography, But the thing I think we like the best, Is American History. We learn about the Indians And ho w they fought the whites, We also hear of General Wolf Who climbed way up the heights. George Washington ' s a hero too He fought with all his might, He crossed the Delaware himself, And gave the Toms a fright. But today we hear of Wilson How he ' s gone across the sea, To see the boys who ' ve fought so well And brought home victory. M. B. S. Said the Prof, unto the Senior: " You must alter your demeanor, For such ways I ' ve never seen. You ' re quite as awkward as a bean, Your walk is most unsightly, sir; Pray place your feet more lightly, sir; And always bow politely, sir. To the Sub-Freshmen! " H. W. G. I ' ACE SIXTEEN TUB SASSAMON 1922 Hoard in Freshman Algebra: Miss P. — " Gavin, you ' re not here to ornament the class. " Of course, everyone knows that is done by all its smiling Juniors. Miss P. — " I wouldn ' t give you any credit for that example, Murphy. In the first place it is incorrect and secondly it ' s wrong. " Hardigan, reading — " I was of spaciojs dimensions. " Was this before the war? Miss S. — " Stop that gabbling! This is no goosefield! " Evidently she is tired of being a goose girl. Miss W. — " The Greek fleet march ?d down along the Euboean coast. " Did the oarsmen pick it up and carry t on their shoulders, Miss W? Although others may work in a greater expanse, and walk farther, we work be- tween 33 and 37, and will soon come to the end — Without further cost of shoe leather.— " Us Subs. " Class of 1921 Miss H., reciting: Noise heard from pupils. Teacher — " Just a moment! Miss H. has the floor. " Teacher — " What kind of a play did Shakespeare see? " Pupil — " Movies. " Miss Mann — " Hannon were you doing that singing? " Hannon — " No. " Miss M. — " Wasn ' t it you that was hum- ming? " H.— " No. " Miss M. — " Well, Hannon, were you mak- ing that noise? " H.— " Yes. " Exit Hannon to the office. Miss Felch is gifted with a most won- derful imagination. She announced, in Latin, that " auctoritate " looked like auc- tion. How much do we bid, Enid? Heard in English: Miss S. — " Where did Dunstan Cass fin- ally go? " (Period of blankness on part of the pupils). Miss S. — " I mean the very last place — the final one (pause) on earth. Miss Dyer — " Que portez-vous? " (Whit do you wear?) Miss Peoples, brilliantly — " Un livre " (a book) . Miss Dyer- — " Fairbanks write ' has she written ' on the blackboard. " Correct way, " a-t-elle ecrit? " Fairbanks — " Est-elle encre? " (Is she ink?) Pupil, at board — " What shall I write? " Teacher — " Then. " Pupil writes very faintly. Teacher — " Write it out loud, please. " Lord — " Do you want these test papers back? " Miss M. — " No, I want you to keep those papers for a reminder. " Lord — " O! I can remember it all right! " Miss P. — " Use the word ' affect ' in a sen- tence. " Bright pupil — " Do not affect the piano. " Heard in Room 12: Miss Currie — " What is made of rubber on a train? " Amorosa — " The engineer ' s neck. " The same day: Miss C. — " I will not call on anyone who is chewing gum. " Amorosa — " Give me some gum, some- body, quick. " Miss P. — Peake, put your gum in the waste-basket. Colford, are you chewing gum? " Colford, coming out of a day-dream — " Huh? " Miss P. — " Have you gum in your mouth? G. U. M. Gum? " Colford — " Yes, two. " THE SASSAMON PAGE SEVENTEEN Class of 1920 Miss S. — " How was Celia disguised when she fled? " D. — " She wiped the paint off her face. " Honesty is a shining characteristic of the class. Balcom frankly admitted that it would take him a week to remember all he had forgotten during the Christmas va- cation. Dow believed he was promoting Tran- scendentalism because he came to school one morning without his breakfast. We have a suspicion it was his " time " he was thinking of instead. Miss Bianchi (translating French) — " He searched through his wife ' s and daughter ' s pockets. " Now why can ' t women have suffrage? Miss S. — " You are all woefully mixed up about the periods of American Liter- ature. Dow — " I ' m not. " Miss S. — " Well, you haven ' t any ideas at all. " Miss S. — " Wearing a felt hat in Lon- don, in summer, is like wearing a straw one here in winter. " Sarcastic pupil — " What about the wo- men ' s spring hats? " Dow argues that a public airplane would never do because it couldn ' t stop at every white post. Astonishing Information! Calhoun ' s political beliefs led him to write " The Rise of the Dutch Republic. " Cotton Mather ' s religious sentiment helped exceedingly in his composing " The Leather Stocking Tales. " Whitman ' s solemn faith induced him to write " Sequel to a Rum Tack. " Churchill ' s humour developed into " The Rise of the Dutch Republic. " Heard in Latin: Miss M. (reciting on the life of the Gracchi) — " The Roman aristocrats got up on their ears. " Judging by this, the ancient Romans must have been some acrobats. 1920 Class Notes Miss Y., waxing warm over the first ora- tion against Catiline — " I do not speak ob- scurely to the house of Marcus Laeca. " Evidently Miss Y. approves of talking to sensible people. N. — " What is the-er-fancy word for tak- ing down a tent? " O. — " Detention. " Miss Cooley — " Both you boys get to work quick, now, the three of you. " Miss S. (interrupting Knights ' lip gym- nastics) — " Knights, please stop that whis- tling. If you want a canary-bird we ' ll buy you one. " Is this one of the many doings of magic? Miss Fee — " There was a tiger in the room and if the man opened the door a lion would come out. " Heard in Geometry: Lord — " I ' ve forgotten. " Mr. P. — " Well, there wasn ' t anything to forget. The geometry book must have changed considerably since we saw it last. Mr. Betts (to Spanish Class) — " I ' m will- ing to put a large amount of money up that you can learn that lesson in two hours, and I ' m not a betting man if my name is Betts. " Class of 1919 Ask Miss Simington, How to talk to sol- diers while traveling. Heard in Latin : Miss E. (translating) — " And he looked at the Trojan battle-lines with his eyes. " " What would you have used to look with, Miss E? " In French : Miss B. (translating) — " Je suis content que les jupes soient simples cette annee. " Miss D. — " Why would that interest the male sex? " PACE EIGHTEEN THE SASSA.MON Heard in French : I ' , (translating " Le bateau s ' arreta net " ) — " The boat-er- " (pause). Miss D. — " Yes, that ' s it. Just what you did. " p._ " What? " Miss D. — " Stopped short. " Miss Sweet — " Time of Macbeth was 1040. " M. S.— " A. M. or P. M? " Heard in Spanish: Teacher, dictating Spanish — " Does any- one know what I have dictated? " Bright Pupil? — " Yes, Spanish. " Miss Sweet wonders if Pirie and Smith never see each other excepting in the Eng- lish period. We wonder, too!!!! Chemistry teacher — " If anything should go wrong with this experiment we, and the whole laboratory might be blown sky-high. Come closer pupils that you may be better able to follow me. " — Ex. Miss Sweet seems to think that some of the Seniors need guardians or nursemaids by the way they act. How about it, Seniors? Macbeth hath murdered sleep, ' tis true, For he hath murdered mine, I ' ve got to sit up half the night To memorize each line. —Ex. Miss Cooley wishes that no one would leave the room without a slip. Has anyone any banana peels? OUR SENIOR CLASS Last September, when the school year started, the Senior Class was the smallest one in the school, besides being the small- est Senior Class for a good many years, but what the class lacked in size and in quantity it made up for in ability and in- telligence. Shortly after the school opened a call was made by the various colleges for High School pupils to take the War Emergency Course that was being offered and three of our classmates answered. Dwight Fors- ter successfully passed the examinations far M. I. T., Paul Hanna, for B. U. Law School, and Martin Heinlein, for the Hunt- ington School. All of these are doing good work and are a credit to the Class of ' 19 and the N. H. S. Now as 1919 comes in two more of our class mates leave for M. I. T., Charles Burke, captain of the ' 18 football team and president of the class, and Robert Buckley, vice-president, both loyal mem- bers of the class, and all-around good fel- lows. Although the class misses them, they are sure they will be a great addi- tion to M. I. T. and wish them the best of success. Although our class has lost five of its most valued members we feel sure that we who remain can still hold up the honor, dig- nity and scholarship that go to show a good Senior Class. H. PRESCOTT, ' 19. STRATEGY Act I. Scene I. The Stage: — A living room in a city apart- ment. Open fireplace, big leather chairs, a round table in center of the room, scattered with magazines and papers, a broad couch strewn with toys, and a stairway, also clut- tered with playthings. The twins, Bobby and Tommy, have just succeeded in hitching the cat to an express wagon and Tabby, resenting the treatment, scrambles up a curtain, wagon and all. M cither Weston. Entering hurriedly: Bobby! Tommy! You promised me you ' d be good when I went away. (Unhitches Tabby) Twins : But you ' ve not gone yet, ma. Bell rings Mother Weston. Here ' s Aunt Sarah now. Boys, do please try to act well while she ' s here. You know she ' s not used to boys. P.obby : All she gives a rap for is that old parrot. Aunt Sarah, a tall angular spinster enters, carrying a cage in which Polly is perched. Aunt Sarah. Crisply : Well. Mary, here I am. THE SASSAMON PAGE NINETEEN I do hope the boys won ' t fuss for you to come home. I really can ' t Polly. Spying a mouse : Great Caesar ' s ghost ! A mouse ! ! Polly wants a cracker - - two crackers - - three crackers ! Aunt Sarah. Springing towards the couch. Oh horrors ! Have you a trap ? I can ' t abide mice. (Sees it ' s a toy mouse) Oh Polly, you wretch ! You shall have no peppermints to-night. Polly. Oh, have a heart-a heart-a heart. Bobby. Pst! Peps, Tom! Tommy. Making a very face. For Poll. Aunt Sarah. If you ' re going to catch the train you ' ll have to hurry, Mary. Exit Mother and Aunt Sarah. Bobby : Say, Tom, we gotta stand her for three days. What ' ll we do? Tommy: Play Sunday School till Ma gets back, I guess. Bobby : I dare you to grab Poll ' s tail. Tommy : Sur e, if you ' ll tickle her with this feather. They cautiously approach the cage and just reach it when the door opens and their mother and aunt come in. Immediately Bob says sweetly — Are you hungry Polly? Poll : Shrilly. Get out ! Vamoose ! Rude boys ! Aunt Sarah eyes the boys suspiciously but says nothing. MotherWeston : Good bye, boys. You ' ll mind Aunty till mother gets back won ' t you and not get into mischief. Boys : We ' ll remember mother. Kiss her. Exit all. Scene II. Same as I. Aunt Sarah is sitting in a big chair in front of the fireplace reading aloud The Moral Devel- opment and Training of Boys. Aunt Sarah : And you see, boys, the moral is always to obey your elders. Bobby : Yes. It ' s a dandy story. Er-aunty. can ' t we go out a while? It isn ' t raining now. Aunt Sarah: Robert, that is the fifth time that you have said ' ain ' t ' since I ' ve been here. Please correct it. Bobby: Yes ' ni. It isn ' t raining no more. .■hint Sarah holds up her hands in horror just as the bell rings again... An old friend, Mrs. Sawyer, and her six year old daughter, Dor- othy, are announced. Aunt Sarah : Oh, my dear Marion, how glad I am to see you. Do take off your wraps. Boys, you play with Dorothy while we go upstairs and talk over old times. Exit, Aunt Sarah tripping over a train of cars which had been left in front of the stairs. Aunt Sarah : Thomas, you are so careless. Pick these things up at once. Someone will fall over them. They go upstairs. Tommy : To Bobby Gee ! What a crumb ! Bobby : Well, Dot, whata you wanta do ? Dorothy : Primly My name is Dorothy, and le ' s play i dolls. Boys: Groaning. Oh Gee! Bob. you don ' t want to play that sissy game, Dot, Lets play Indians. Dorothy : Does it hurt ? Bobby : Grinning. Not a bit. You can be a captive and we ' ll tie ya to a tree and burn ya ! Oh-h-h ! ! ! Dorothy : Setting up a yell. I wanta go home. Mamma ! Tommy : Sh ! He was only fooling. Dorothy looks at him suspiciously but agrees to play The boys soon rig up a tent by pull- i ' W °ff the couch cover and putting it over the big table letting the cover hang over to form the sides of the tent. Bobby : All ready. Now you go over by that chair and we ' ll creep up and kidnap you an ' take you to our wigwam. Dorothy is delighted and readily lets herself he kidnapped. Tommy: How ' ll we torture her, chief? Bobby: Let ' s scalp her. And in a spirit of mischief picks up the scissors and Dorothy ' s beautiful golden curls fall to the floor. Sud- denly, glancing tozvards the stairivay he said, thrusting the scissors in Tommy ' s hand. Wait a minute, kids. I ' m goin ' to get some apples. I ' ll be right back. Exit very quickly. Tommy: Now you ' re a real good Injun, Dot. You ' d make a pretty good boy, too. Dorothy: Undecided whether to laugh or cry. Is this the way you play the game? Tommy : Well, not always, but A cry from the stairs and Tommy is firmly held in PAKE TWENTY THE SASSAMON Aunt Sarah ' s grasp Aunt Sarah : Thomas Weston, what does tliis mean? How could you be such a wicked boy? You are deserving of great punishment. Meanwhile Mrs. Sawyer has bundled on Dor- othy ' s things and has left the apartment very much upset and provoked. Tommy : But aunty, 1 didn ' t do Aunt Sarah : Not a word, young man. I could not stand a lie on top of this atrocity. hid picking up a ruler she marches the Pro- testing Tommy to the hall. Tommy: From the hall. Honest Aunty, it was Bob. Aunt Sarah: I saw the scissors in your hand and Bob wasn ' t in the room. That ' s evi- dence enough. Hold out your hand. And the ruler is heard from the hall... Meanwhile Bob slips in the other door and begins to straighten out the room Aunt Sarah appears at the door followed by the chastened Tommy. Aunt Sarah : I ' m glad to see we have one gentleman in the house. Robert, you may look in my bag and have the little box that you will find there. Pats Hobby ' s head. Bobby: Smiling angelically. Thank you, aunty dear, I always try to be nice especially when we have company. Waves to Tommy behind his back Tommy: His eyes suddenly brightening, All right, just wait till to-night, Bob Weston. I ' ve got a swell plan up my sleeve. Sticks a pin in him when Aunt Sarah ' s back is turned. Aunt Sarah and Bobby go upstairs T ommy. after making faces and shaking his fist, goes out the side door. CURTAIN THE SASSAMON PAGE TWENTY-ONE ATHLETIC NOTES Natick vs. Holliston, January 14. Natick started its season on its home floor against a team that should have been easy. The game was well attended for a mid-week game, and all the fans expected to witness a good Natick team play rings around its opponent but, quite to the con- trary, they were sadly disappointed when the Natick team put up one of the poorest exhibitions of basket-ball that has been witnessed on this floor for a good whili. The team went on to the floor an acknow- ledged winner and was too confident. The passing was very poor, the shooting was worse, and grandstand play was much in evidence. Altho ' Natick won by the score of 19-9 it won no easy game for frequently Holliston threatened to win. The Score: Natick 19; Holliston 9. Baskets from the floor: Hickey 5, Bren- nan 3, Wardell, Dyer 3, Galanie. Foul Baskets: Brennan, Gray. Personal fouls on Hickey, Hughes 2, Galanie. Natick vs. Arlington, January 17 Natick played its first league game to a 31-5 victory over the Arlington High School in the Natick Gym, Friday, January 17. The game was fast ana well played throughout, both teams showing plenty of " pep " when it was needed and some times when it wasn ' t. Natick had certainly im- proved since Tuesday and played a good game. Brennan was the star of the game, shooting 9 baskets from the floor and 5 from fouls. The Score: Natick 31, Arlington 5. Baskets from the floor: Hickey 2, Bren- nan 9, Hughes 2, Smith, Coolidge. Foul Baskets: Brennan 5, Geary. Personal Fouls on Hickey 2, Coolidge, Brennan. The second team defeated Arlington second between the periods to the tune of 11 — 1. Natick vs. Watertown, Jan. 24. On this date Natick journeyed to Wa- tertown, to engage the league leaders. The game was close and fast throughout, Na- tick leading at the end of the half, 4 — 3. Watertown came back strong in the second half and scored 15 points, or enough to give them the long end of the score by 5 points. Altho ' many are satisfied that Na- tick got a poor deal by the referee, the team played gamely to the end. Brennan was the Natick star, while Cousineau starred for Watertown. The Score: Watertown 18, Natick 13. Field goals: Brennan 3, Hickey 2, Cou- sineau 4, Fetter 2, Shanahan 2. Foul goals: Brennan 3, Cousineau 2. Personal fouls on Shanahan 3, Fetter. Referee: Keliher. Time 15-10-10. Scorer Griffin. The second team was defeated by the Watertown seconds 13 — 4 between periods. I ' ACK TWENTY-TWO TUB SAS8AM0N Natick vs. Winthrop, Jan. 28 Natick played its third league game when it defeated Winthrop 30 — 16. Win- throp, always reckoned as a strong team, was no match for the excellent passing and shooting that the Natick team did. Fan- non was easily the star of the game, with his all-round work. His carrying the ball and his shooting were one of the big fea- tures of the game. Time after time he carried the ball the whole length of the floor and then besides shot the basket. Brennan, altho ' playing against a good man, was right on the job and surprised his opponent. The team, as a whole, passed well and show team work. Donovan and Cotter played well for Winthrop. The Score: Natick 30, Winthrop 16. Field goals: Fannon 7, Wardell, Hickey 2, Hughes 3, Brennan, Cotter, Donovan 4. Foul goals: Brennan 2, Cotter 6. Personal fouls on Hughes, Hickey, Fan- non, Cotter, Malloy. Referee, Cody. Scorer Griffin. Timer Montieth. Time 15-10-10. The second team lost between the halvs 17—4. Natick vs. Wellesley, at Wellesley, Feb 5. Natick met its second league defeat by the hands of Wellesley, 19 — 17, in an over- time game. The game was one of the best of the season and was very exciting from the first to the last whistles. Both teams played an excellent brand of basket-ball. The pass work, the blocking, the shooting, and the individual work was fine. Buell was the star of the game; he was put in during the last period and although he played a guard ' s position, he scored two baskets for Wellesley and thus gave them the game by two points. The score at the end of the first half was 10 — 8, in favor of Natick. At the end of the game the score stood 15 — 15, so it was necessary to play an overtime period. In this time Wellesley scored two baskets and Natick one. Fannon and Hughes played well for Natick. The Score: Wellesley 19, Natick 17. Referee, Crowley. Time 15-10-10-5. Field goals: Brennan, Hughes 5, Hickey, Fannon, J. Brennan 2, W. Hughes, Quimby, Buel l 2. Goals from fouls: Brennan, W. Hughes 7. Personals on Brennan 2, Hickey 2, War- dell. The second team defeated Wellesley sec- ond between the periods, 4 — 2, in a very close and fast game. THE SASSAMON PAGE TWENTY-THREE The Reliable Store is the Store to Trade Anything you want in the Clothing or Furnishing line you will always find at the " Reliable Store. " Our Spring Goods are coming in now, and the assortment is fine. You will find a good assortment of Shirts and Neck- wear here, and the prices are exceptionally reasonable. | A. W. Palmer | | THE " RELIABLE STORE " The Kuppenheimer House in Natick Compliments of J.W.Doon Sons Co, DEALERS IN Hay, Grain, Coal and Mason Supplies Telephone 105 Rensselaer Established 1824 Troy, N. Y. Polytechnic Engineering and Science Institute Courses in Civil Engineering (C. E.), Mechanical Engineering (M. E.)» Electrical Engineering (E. E.)» Chemical Engineering (Ch. E.) t and General Science (B. S.). 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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. 15 Cents a Copy lE itnrtal £ taff Editor-in-Chief H. W. HUGHES, ' 19 Associate Editors ELIZABETH R. EATON, ' 19 LYMAN A. SPOONER, ' 19 L. WALTER BROWN, ' 20 HESTER R. MATTFIELD, ' 20 Class Editors ALICE McKINNEY, ' 19 HAZEL PIRIE, ' 19 MARGARET LEE, ' 20 THEODORE O ' BRIEN, ' 20 MARION WATSON, ' 21 HARVEY HARDING, ' 21 MILDRED HOLDEN, ' 21 Subscription Editor GERTRUDE HOLDEN, ' 19 Assistant Subscription Editor WALLACE PULSIFER, ' 20 Athletic Editors HENRY PRESCOTT, ' 19 VIOLA McGLONE, ' 19 Art and Exchange Editor KATHLEEN YOUNG, ' 20 Business Manager ALFRED LAMARINE, ' 20 Assistant Business Managers ERNEST POND, ' 20 HELEN LEAVITT, ' 21 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE EDITORIALS 3 CLASS OF 1919 5 SALUTATION 6 VALEDICTORY 7 ORATION 7 CLASS SONG , 8 CLASS POEM 9 STATISTICS 10 CLASS HISTORY 12 CLASS PROPHECY 17 ROGUES ' GALLERY 22 CLASS WILL 24 SCHOOL NEWS 26 ATHLETIC NOTES 27 THE SASSAMON PAGE THREE ffionktng Sark June has come again and with it the final issue of the Sassamon for the year 1919. Looking over the year that has passed, we see things that we might have done differently if we had had the chance, but these mistakes of ours will prove assets to the new Sassamon Board. Although we have erred, there are some things we would not change if we were given the chance, and we hope that these actions of ours will be of help to the Sassamon in the years to come. The constitution we have made should strengthen and help the future members of the Sassamon Board to produce a better paper. And of our classmates we ask as a final favor to the Sassamon and the school that you do not forget the Sassamon, your school paper, in years to come. H. W. H. How many, many times in the last few years has that word been on the lips of thousands, both here and everywhere. Hardly a day passes without our being called upon to show our loyalty to some cause. There is loyalty to country, loyalty to our flag, loyalty to townspeople, loyalty to home folks. Our special thought is loyalty to N. H. S. No matter how PAGE POUR T 1 1 K SASSAMON " loyal we may be to all other causes, if we refuse to support our school and to stand for its best good, our loyalty is below par. No efficient and loyal workman will run down the firm for which he is Working. Then why should we diminish the importance of our work here? The School corres- ponds to a firm during our school years. One of the best ways to show your loyalty to the school is by sub- scribing to the Sassamon. Begin the next year right by giving in your name for the year ' s subscription before it is asked for, and then pay promptly. E. R. E. 8 mttrr As the time for parting has come, we are filled with mingled feelings, both of regret and joy, regret, because our school days are over, joy, be- cause we have the future before us. Those of us who have been on the Sassamon Board are eager to watch its growth and development, for we shall always remember the trying times we had looking for material which would be suitable to go down in black and white as part of the history and life of the school magazine. The Sassamon has grown to be a part of us. Let it be the same with all other Editorial Staffs to come. Work for it and success will be yours. Now as we go on! upon a new road, some of us to higher schools of education, others taking up positions that will grow as we live, all of us will look back to Natick High School where happiness reigned supreme. It is to you whom we leave behind that we must bid an affectionate farewell, urging you to remember our motto, and yours, that your chief aim may be to serve. L. A. S. THE SASSAMON PAGE FIVE I ' AGK SIX 71 IR SASSAMON (ttmnmrnrrmrnt lExrrrifira 1919 Sub-Freshman Graduation — Wednesday Evening, June 25. 8 p. m. Senior Class Day— Thursday Afternoon, June 26. 3 p.m. Senior Presentation of Gifts — Thursday Evening, June 26. 8 p. m. Senior Graduation — Friday Evening, June 27. 8 p. in. Senior Outing — Saturday, June 28. Senior Reception and Dance — Monday Evening. June 30. 8 p. m. SALUTATION Members of the Faculty, Teachers, beloved Parents and Friends, in behalf of the Class of 1919, it is my privilege to greet you and to bid you welcome to our Commencement Exercises. It is indeed for us a great happiness to have you share in the successful issue of our school career — a career which has prepared us to face courage- ously Life ' s wealth of promise and possibility. We find ourselves stepping from the platform of youth, and flower, and song to the great Stage of Life, with its varied setting and its music attuned to every chord of the human heart. It is fitting that we should exult in the realization that our years of study have been satisfactory to those who have he ' ped us realize our hopes. It is not, however, without a feeling of sorrow that we bid farewell to these beautiful years that shall never come again, fraught, as they are. with sweetest memories and linked together by bonds of deep affection. Yes, there is sorrow even in this joy as we bid farewell to our Alma Mater and go forward to play our part in the great Drama of Life. Let us hope that our outfit is complete. The staging matters little and the costume is soon forgotten, but the character of the Actor must endure. Surely four years ' preparation should find us equipped to bear with equal zest the sunshine and the shadow, the pleasure and the pain that come to us in every walk of Life; for we are told that all is not a song, nor every day a feast. So for the great work that lies before us we have need of strength : — Strength to use, to the best advantage, the great gift of Life for which we are so responsible ; Strength to meet Pleasure, Success, Applause with a steady gaze, an humble heart, and a noble, generous soul ; Strength to greet the Cross, to bear the frown, to smile away the tear with dignity and submission ; Strength to keep ourselves unsullied in the warfare of Life and to help others to reach the goal at which we aim tonight, as we stand on the threshold of a new career, hapov in the knowledge that God ' s Blessing is upon us and that your appreciation and svmpathy are round about us. Yes. we are happy — happv in our Faith that the Providence of God will direct our steps and light our path that we stumble not, — happy, too, in our Hope to accomplish much in this great world, — happy in our Love for all things beautiful and true. • THE SASSAMON PAGE SEVEN And so we thank you for your presence and we bid you rejoice with us in our great joy and share in the exultation of the hour. Alice McKinney. VALEDICTORY I serve. Now, at last, these words that have been symbolic of our training, have helped us in the attainment of that goal, for which we have incessantly striven four long years. These words are of greater significance to us tonight than ever before in our High School career. At times our path was beset with many obstacles, causing anxiety and uncertainty, but now, with the achievement of all these, we find that which we have desired, more brilliant and promising than ever before. It seems but yesterday that we returned more or less joyously to school, that we might resume prepara- tion for our life ' s work. The four years as we looked ahead seemed as lengthy as our pathway seemed dubious. We anticipated many a trying moment to come. We foresaw the long drawn hours spent with our studies. We met the difficulties and have come forth, for the most part, victors. It seems to us of the graduating class, as if our hands had but un- clasped from that greeting of welcome we gave each other last September. Now we must reflect upon the manner in which we will spend the quick hours of tomorrow ' s existence. With the world and its achievements open to us, we are eager to take up our life ' s work at this eventful moment, a moment in which there are many things we might or shall say, and yet one can say none. We fully realize our debt of gratitude to our parents, townspeople, and teachers, who have worked quietly and faithfully for our physical, mental, and moral training. Is this effort to be in vain? Our future will be the answer. Now comes the time of parting, partings that make the heart sad, a thousand unforgotten associations rush up ; old memories, dim faces, some already gone, soon all. Hence commencement is rightly called a sad event in our lives. Friends must separate, time brings new changes, but deep in our memories will repose the day ' s work and pleasures we have found here. With the thoughts of this, one cannot think we will be lacking in the answer. Now, we know only that we must say good-bye. Alma Mater. Helen Nutt. ORATION Napoleon, one of the greatest generals that the world has ever known, had talent, genius, and power. He had the ability to win great battles by brilliant generalship but with utter disregard for the rights of others, yet he did not possess the character which is more important than anything else for winning the friendship and respect of his fellow-men. Abraham Lincoln, on the other hand, is an example of a successful man, loved and remembered by all. He grew up brave and hopeful with an active mind, at all times doing what he thought was right. He was self-reliant and in his eyes everyone stood equal. In his backwoods home he learned MORSE INSTITUTE LIBRARY 14 EAST CENTRAL STREET NATICKMA 01760 I ' AV.E BIGHT THE SASSAMON charity, sympathy, and helpfulness. He was chosen President of the United States and piloted the union safely through one of the most difficult periods of its history, never forgetting during this period the lessons of charity, sym- pathy, and helpfulness which he had learned in his boyhood. These two men, Napoleon and Lincoln, stand out with countless other successful men of the world; the memory of each has lasted for years, and will last for many more to come; Napoleon, for the battles he won and the lives he sacrificed to gain his own objective ; Lincoln, for his generosity which gained for him the love and respect of millions of people. So it has been since the beginning of time, men have been born, have lived, and have died and their character has remained with their memory, some loved as Lincoln, others merely remembered but not loved. Before us lies the future, the days to come, when by our words, deeds, and thoughts we, too, will form our separate characters by which we will be known through life and death. We are as the poet Gray puts it, " Youths to fortune and to fame unknown. " We may remain forever unknown to fame, but. in going thru life, let us aim for one definite goal and remember the advice of Lincoln which he used throughout his own life and which he expressed before the Civil War when he was running for a political office, " Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it. " But our lives are not all for ourselves, what does Natick expect of us, what does the nation expect of us? Natick expects us to be good citizens, to take part in its affairs and to be a credit to its schools that have taught us. The nation also expects us to make ourselves good citizens and to be ready to defend it at all times. It remains with us, — our lives are before us — shall we be good and loyal citizens or shall we shirk from our duty? Shall we be remembered like Napoleon for the things we have done for ourselves, or like Lincoln, because we were good and loyal citizens, self-reliant and helpful ? Henry W. Hughes. CLASS SONG Nineteen Nineteen Music, " Dear Little Boy of Mine " Ninetecn ' s here, Nineteen ' s there Nineteen is every where We seemed to know just where to go All of our hearts are saying We ' ll be there. Waiting there At the old school so dear You ' ll hear us say — away to-day The class of Nineteen — Natick Nineteen from N. H. S. THE SASSAMON PAGE NINE N. H. S.— N. H. S. Our heart is aching for you We seemed to know you ' d miss us so Now all your strength is waning N. H. S.— N. H. S. Listen to nineteen calling We ' ll say to you when we are through Good-bye to you Old Natick Good-bye old N. H. S. Lyman Spooner. CLASS POEM Happy days were spent within you, Dear Old High School, yes and sad. Lingering memories ' oft will haunt us, Of the days so free and glad. Cherished friendships be remembered As we go our toilsome way. And the counsels of our teachers, Brighten up each darkened day. How we linger at the parting Some we n ' e ' er will see again But each tiny memory rushes To delay the parting pain Farewells given, Farewells taken Last goodbyes are said with tears For a gentle word oft meets us That we cling to after years. When in later years we need them As we go our toilsome way Will they still be glad and carefree. As they are upon this day? Or will time have brought its changes To the spirit like the form And in place of joy and gladness Bring them troubles in a storm ? But whatever fate will bring us Let us all with one accord Try to follow all the teachings Of man as well as God. Let us take each passing trouble As a soldier takes his gun. And go marching forth with firmness Till the Victory is won. PACK TEN THE SASSAMON So goodbye again Dear High School Oh ! ' tis sad to say goodbye ! While we ' re leaving all behind us There ' s a tear in each sad eye. And goodbye to each dear teacher, Then we ' ll go upon our way While the memory of their kindness Lingers with us day by day. Helena Dumars. STATISTICS Class of 1919 Marion Ambler : Entered with the regular class in September, 1915. Member of Sassa- mon Board for two years. Had prominent part in the Senior play. Alfred Bailey: Manager of baseball team this year. Was one of our fine cheer-leaders at the Framingham Game. Had principal part in the Senior play. Lqon Barnard : One of our faith fid students. Holds a position after school hours at Forster ' s Peanut Butter Factory. Fva Bianchi : Worked as cashier at lunch counter for one year. Raymond Boardman : Took part in the Senior play. Robert Buckley: Entered M. 1. T. in January, 1919, and returned to school in April. Vice-president of the class two years. Charles Burke : Also entered M. I. T. with Buckley. President of class for two years. On Sassamon Board three years, and basket-ball and foot-ball teams four years. Elizabeth Eaton : Our class treasurer .for two years. Member of Sassamon Board for two years. Had prominent part in Senior play. Frederick Fannon : Acted as our temporary vice-president during Buckley ' s absence. Mem- ber of basket-ball, base-ball and foot-ball teams for four years. Josephine Flumere : One of the students doing four years ' work in three. Won scholarship for Brown University. Dwight Forster : Entered M. I. T. in October, but is now at Chauncey Hall School. THE SASSAMON PAGE ELEVEN Hazel Hanchett : Pianist for school orchestra for two years. Also Secretary of the Senior class. Paul Hanna : Entered Boston University in October, 1919. Played on foot-ball, basket-ball, and base-ball teams here at N. H. S. Hester Hayward : Debater in Assembly on " The League of Nations. " Won $1.00 in thrift stamps, as first prize for a story in Sassamon contest. Bancroft Heinlein : Took opposite side of debate from H. Hayward. One of our best lawyers. Thomas Heslin : Another one of our fine cheer-leaders at the Framingham Game. Had prominent part in the Senior play. Helena Dumars : Moved to Haverhill in her Sophomore year, but returned to Natick, in February, 1919. Gertrude Holden : Member of Sassamon Board for one year. Took part in the Senior play. Henry Hughes : Served on Sassamon Board two years. Was elected Editor-in-chief in 1918-19. Ella Johnson : Member of basket-ball team for three years, elected this year as man- ager. Took comedy part in Senior play. Margaret Lee : Another one of the students doing four years ' work in three. Member of Sassamon Board for two years. Viola McGlone: Member of basket-ball team for three years, elected this year as cap- tain. Also athletic manager of the Sassamon. Hazel McGrath: Member of girls ' basket-ball team for one year. Holds a position as cashier at The Natick Theatre. Alice McKinney : Our class salutatorian. Had principal part in the Senior play. Member of Sassamon Board two years. Cathryn Murphy : Came to us from Boston in her Sophomore year. John Nelson : Member of base-ball team two years, and foot-ball one year. Helen Nutt: Our valedictorian. ' Cellist for school orchestra four years. PAGE TWELVE THE SASSAMON Elden Patterson: Member of foot-ball team four years and base-ball one year. On Sassa- mon Board one year. Hazel Pirie: Came from Wintbrop in her Junior year. Served on lunch counter two years, and member of Sassamon Board one year. Henry Prescott: Manager of 1918 foot-ball team. Another one of our fine lawyers. On Sassamon Board for two years. Dorothy Quesnel : One of 1919 ' s artists. Came to us from the class of 1918. William Quinn : His four years in High School have gone by with him looking on the bright side of all his errors. Elizabeth Rice : One of our quietest and most efficient persons. Clara Ripley : Another one of the students doing four years ' work in three. .Marion Robinson: Keenly interested in athletics. Emily Shannon : Came to us from Framingham in her Junior year. Also another one of our quiet scholars. {Catherine Skahill and Alice Sweeney : The two inseparables came to us from South Natick. Mary Smith : Served on lunch counter for two years. Secretary for Mr. Willard. Lyman Spooner : One of 1919 ' s best artists. Member of Sassamon Board. Had prom- inent part in the Senior play. Acted as temporary president during Burke ' s absence. Esther Yeager : Member of basket-ball team for two years. Hazel K. Pirie. CLASS HISTORY In the month of September, 1915, a class of wide-eyed and innocent freshmen began tbeir career in N. H. S. They made the same mistakes and were as " green " as all their predecessors. We can truthfully say we outgrew these childish habits. The first two years passed peacefully and uneventfully during which we gazed at the Seniors in awe and wondered if we would ever gain that coveted place. In our Junior year, we were thought capable of having class officers and consequently Charles Burke was elected President : Robert Buckley, Yice- THE SASSAMON PAGE THIRTEEN President ; Annie McKinney, Secretary ; and Elizabeth Eaton, Treasurer. Our Junior year is memorable to all of us for the splendid success of our Prom, especially as the Prom is the first social activity in High School life. In September, 1918, we began our last year as serious and solemn Seniors. At last we had gained the long desired place ! Now " lend your ears " and you shall hear a bit of the history of our illustrious class. While we are speaking in solemn and serious terms let us start with one of our sober (?) classmates, Marion Ambler. Our first and last recol- lection of Marion is to see her coming in as the last bell stops ringing, although more often than not, her entrance is some time after the bell has stopped. We wonder how many perfectly good breakfasts Marion has missed during the last four years. She certainly is a happy-go-lucky girl and a good time is assured if she is around. The last year her interest seemed to be centered on a certain light-haired member of the Sophomore class — could it be because he drives a car? John Nelson, better known as Jack, Ne 1 s, Red, and various other nick- names, is an easy-going fellow who seldom gets excited and takes things as they come. He was a member of the football and basketball teams and was valuable to both. Last summer he tried various occupations but some- how couldn ' t seem to find his vocation. We don ' t know whether he considers remaining permanently where he is now, but we doubt it — unless the firm furnishes a new truck. How about it, Jack? If one thing attracts Hester Hayward more than another, it is domestic science. She has done excellent work in both this study and in sewing during her four years. Doubtless both will prove of value to her before many years to come. She has also been interested in the art course, — we wish her luck in whichever of these subjects she may continue. Elden Patte rson was one of the football eleven and acted as the busi- ness manager of the basketball team the past year. He, too, was out on the working reserve last summer. We were always under the impression that Elden was bashful but recent developments have caused us to change our opinion. We advise Ella Johnson, alias Kloompy, to hit the trail of the movies, for we think she is already far above Mable Normand ' s class. She is also extremely successful along other lines, as she has been a star player on the basketball team for two years and is at the head of the class in typewriting. We expect to hear great things from Ella. We have never felt very well acquainted with Henry Hughes who, throughout his four years, has come and gone quietly, having little to say to anyone. He has been the Sassamon ' s editor-in-chief this year and has made a very efficient one. We trust that his way through life will pass as peacefully and successfully as have his High School days. When we look for a happy disposition, we find it in the person of Hazel McGrath. She is seldom disturbed or worried, at least she has the ability of keeping it to herself. Hazel is distinguished for preparing the lesson for the next class in the class then reciting. We wish she ' d tell us how it ' s done. She played on the basketball team one year ; we were sorry to lose her this year, but she accepted the position of assistant manager of PAGE FOURTEEN THE SASSAMOX the Natick Opera House and doubtless is the drawing attraction there. lie fori ' we begin to talk about Alfred Bailey, let us forget the sad but certain fact that he comes from South Natick. With that out of the way, we have a better chance. It is very evident that Alfred is our class dude for his tasteful ( ?) assortment of socks and ties proves that. We gaze at him in awe as he calmly walks in and out of recitations to suit his own conveni- ence and we wonder how he (Iocs it. Alfred thinks he ' d like to follow the Stage; after his success in the Senior play we ' re sure he ' d make good; the only thing to prevent him is that he ' d be too far away from the attractions of Wellesley College and Dana Hall. The first three years of High School life passed quietly for Marion Robinson, but this last year has produced a change. She is often caught gaz- ing dreamily into space — we can ' t imagine what or who holds her attention, or is it the spring weather, Marion? She has excelled in Gym work through- out her four years and we wish her the best of luck in whatever she may do after graduation. The class is very glad to welcome three Junior girls, Josephine Flu- mere, Margaret Lee, and Clara Ripley who are graduating with us and hope that success will be theirs. Although Henry 1 ' rescott seems rather quiet to most of us, it is evident that he has succumbed to the attractions of a certain blue-eyed Junior. He made a very efficient Athletic Editor for the school paper this year and was manager of the football team also. His interest in class affairs has always been manifested, and he has been a loyal member. Helen Nutt has always been a calm and serene girl whom nothing seems to disturb. She is one of the lucky ones who does not have to worry when exams, come, although a great deai more than luck has given her that place. She has always been a conscientious and thorough student and well deserves the honor of valedictorian. She is far on the way towards being a famous ' cellist and has charmed us many times with her music. Helen is certain of success at whatever she undertakes, and as she continues her studies at Simmons, she has our heartiest good wishes. Another of our athletic heroes is Fred Fannon, who played on both basket and foctba ' .l teams. He always played hard and fast games. In the absence of our Vice-President, Fred acted as temporary V. P. It is rumored that a certain fair haired Senior, also very athletic, has taken up a good deal of his time and attention lately. How about that rumor, Fred? Two girls who must necessarily be taken together ( for that is the only way they are ever seen) are Katherine Skahill and Alice Sweeney. They have both taken the business course. There is just one strange thing about these two, — both their names always appear on the absence list on the same day. We can ' t seem to account for it. One of our most athletic girls is Esther Vcager who played on the basketball team this year. Speaking of athletics, they say that " birds of a leather, flock together " and possibly that explains Esther ' s liking for a fel- low classmate. The chemistry laboratory seems to hold great attractions for several of our class, among whom is Leon Barnard, who practically lives there. He THE SASSAMON PAGE FIFTEEN has been a faithful student throughout his four years, excelling especi- ally in chemistry. Although rather quiet, he is greatly interested in all class affairs. A very quiet and demure lass is Hazel Hanchett, but we recollect that " still water runs deep " and the ones who know her best can vouch for that. Hazel has entertained us many times with her music and is always in de- mand to play. She is our secretary and is a loyal member of our class. May the best of success be hers at Simmons. Knowing Alice McKinney as well as I do, it is not wise to say too much. But I will say that one of the things in which she excels ( ?) is bak- ing bread. She prefers it baked very dark brown — indeed, almost black. We ' ll say it ' s lucky she likes it that way and also hope the rest of the family do. There has never been a doubt as to Al ' s loyalty to the class ; she also gained the honor of being Salutatorian — without burning midnight elec- tricity either. We have a slight suspicion that her thoughts sometimes wan- der to the north of us — in the direction of Canada — but we aren ' t quite sure about it. Two of our classmates left after the first term, Paul Hanna and Dwight Forster, both to attend schools of higher education — Paul entered B. U. and Dw ' ght entered Tech, but is now attending Chauncey Hall. There is just one thing that Gertrude Holden is mortally afraid of and that is gaining in weight. We hope she will never have anything worse to worry about. Gertrude makes a very petite and " chic " dancing instructress, we don ' t wonder that her dance orders are always full. She has been great- ly interested in athletics the past year. We wonder why ! Raymond Boardman, one of the Senior cast, surprised us all at the high stepping he did in the play, for we always believed Boardy to be quiet and sedat?. Evidently looks are deceiving — from what we ' ve heard of Wal- tham — and Boardy. May luck go with him as he continues his study of chemistry at Northeastern. Emily Shannon joined us in our Junior year and we were very glad to welcome her — especially as she left Framingham High. She is very quiet — at hast in school — but is interested in all the class activities. Helena Dumars, who graduated from the ninth grade with the class, has returned from Haverhill to join us again in our last year in High. We are glad to have her with us, for Helena is a happy, merry girl, who always enjoys a good time. New that the object of her thoughts is on this side of die ocean, we imagine she ' s perfectly content. " Every dark cloud has its silver lining, " is Bill Quinn ' s motto, although there have been but few dark clouds on his horizon in his High School days. Bill is vry fond of bright colors which fact can be easily ascertained by the many and various colored collars and ties he wears. But we ' re glad to wel- come anything bright to re ' ieve the monotony of recitations. His cheerful disposition and fun-loving nature will surely win his way through life. Eva Bianchi, whose sincerity and loyalty to the class have always been manifested, will win friends wherever she may go. Although Eva does live in Framingham, we forgive her for she knew Natick High was the only p ' ace to attend school. We wish her the best of success at Normal. PAGE SIXTEEN tup: sassamon Bob Buckley is one of those fellows about whom you can say a great deal and there will still he lots left unsaid, lie was Vice-President of the class in our Junior year and was re-elected this year. lie has filled his office very creditably, considering the fact that he didn ' t have to preside ■ mr a single meeting. Besides being the best natured and the best looking fellow (please don ' t mention this, as he ' s very bashful) we think the title of class bluff should he his, too. Bob is always " there " when there is any- thing to he done, and certain success is assured in whatever he may do. Viola McGlone, who has always been interested in athletics, made a very efficient captain for the hasketball team this year. She was badly hurt in the game with Maiden and was unable to play the remainder of the year. Under her leadership the girls put out a fine team. Another of our class with whom we do not feel very well acquainted is Bancroft lkinlein. He was chosen as one of the senior play cast but felt unable to accept the part because of his work outside of school. Through- out his four years he has been a faithful student and has always shown his loyalty to the class. From the minute Chick Burke entered High up to the present time, he has been the acknowledged leader of the class. W hat Chick said was con- sidered right. Resides being captain of the football team, which was as- suredly a famous one, he found time to be our President, business manager of the Sassamon, and at the time of the S. A. T. C, he attended Tech. This last year his attentions have been centered on a certain brown-eyed member of the class. Chick is sure to succeed in life and we wish him the best of luck. Elizabeth Rice is one of those fortunate persons who never seems to be disturbed by anything. Her career in High School has been successful and !-erriK probably owing to the fact that she has been a faithful and con- scientious student. May the best of success be hers in whatever course she continues. The honor, if it may be so deemed, of being the smallest girl in the c ' ass goes to Cathryn Murphy. She is another whose dispositions must be of the best because she ' s seldom seen without a smile. There is one thing that Cathryn finds hard to understand, though, ami that is that whispering hasn ' t any p ' ace on the schedule. In reading the old adage, " Children should be seen and not heard, " Spocner evidently overlooked the " not, " — consequently, we always know when Lyman is about. If we all had his ability to accomplish things, we wouldn ' t mind drawing the name of class clown. He was an assistant Editor of the Sassamon this year and filled that position admirably. In the absence of our President, he acted as temporary President and has al- ways been an active member of the class, taking a leading part in the Senior play. One teacher was heard to remark that Spooner made her think of that song, " Follow the girls around, " but he has not allowed himself to be caught vet. But look out, Lyman, for there ' s always a first time for every- thing. The honor of being the school ' s fashion plate goes to Dorothy Quesnel. If anyone has any doubt about the latest styles, all she has to do is to con- THE SASSAMON PAGE SEVENTEEN suit Dot. She has excelled in art work during her course and has been an invaluable assistant to Miss Ratsey. Hazel Pirie came from Winthrop to join us in our Junior year. As she and Mary Smith are inseparable, they should be mentioned together here. They both waited on the Lunch Counter and were certainly extreme- ly popular there. Mary has been Mr. Willard ' s secretary this last year and has filled this position very creditably. In every class there is at least one who can always see the bright side of things and it ' s not hard to guess who he is in our class. We think " Smiles " must have been written expressly for Tom Heslin. During his four years in High, he has gained renown on account of his perpetual grin. Everyone agrees that he makes a fine policeman, and who knows but in time he will stand at Main and Central Streets in place of the silent police- man? Whatever the future may hold for Tommy, it ' s sure to be cheerful, for nobody can withstand his smile. Thus ends the history of our famous class. Although we have all had our failures, we have at last successfully completed our course, and, as we look back on our High School career can truthfully say that some of the best days in our lives were spent there. Elizabeth Eaton. PROPHECY OF THE CLASS OF 1919 It was a beautiful evening in the Orient. The magnificent palms were nodding slightly as if in answer to the faint whispering of the wind. The sun had been beating down on us all day but now as the evening shadows were falling, it began to grow cooler and cooler. The bubbling fountains were playing their sweetest music for our enjoyment. Tourists, like myself, were lazily strolling along the flower-bordered paths. As I was strolling along, I was thinking of our graduation just ten years before and of how much it had meant to all of us. Presently I came to the edge of a large lagoon and hearing faint music in the distance I decided to rest there a while. I had been there but a short time when a strange thing happened. A large white ship drew slowly nearer and nearer. Finally it stopped and a flower-twined ladder was lowered from the deck of the ship to the path which bordered the lagoon. Almost immediately fairy-like visions began to descend and to my amazement they came directly towards me. The first one came up to me and after making a low bow began to speak, and my at- tention was immediately arrested by the wonder of his words. " I am the wraith of Alfred Bailey. After graduating in 1919 I at- tended Tech and soon after graduation I obtained a position as Gymnasium Instructor at Wellesley College where I am so fond of all the girls that I have decided not to tie myself down to one, so have never entered matrimony. " Just as I was about to question him he disappeared and I discovered another one bowing before me. She was very small and I hardly noticed her at first. At length she began to speak and her voice was so low and MORSE INSTITUTE LIBRARY 14 EAST CENTRAL STREET NATICKMA 01750 PAGE EIGHTEEN THE SASSAMON musical that it was with great astonishment that I recognized her as an old chum of mine. " I am the wraith of Marion Robinson. I attended .Miss Wheelock ' s Kindergarten School and after graduating from there started a kindergarten in mv home town. Soon afterward I decided to settle down and my kinder- garten training proved very useful to me. " And with a low bow she disappeared to be seen no more. The next one to appear began at once. " I am the wraith of Viola McGlone. After graduation I worked for a few years in a hair-dressing establishment in New York. I then opened one of my own. and as I never found anyone that I really cared for, have re- mained single. " Hardly had she finished speaking before another stood bowing before me. " I am the wraith of Elden Patterson. After finishing High School I attended Amherst College and after graduation started a Farm in North Natick where I have been very successful. " The next appeared immediately and said. " I am the wraith of Henry Hughes. I became an orator soon after graduating from Harvard and have been an ardent worker in the cause of Woman ' s Suffrage. " I then heard light music and a beautiful vision appeared bowing before me a id in a soft, sweet voice began, " I am the wraith of Gertrude Holden. After graduating from Simmons College, I attended the Conservatory of Music and became the greatest prima donna the world has ever known. After enjoying my brilliant suc- cess for a number of years mv health failed and I svttlcd down in Medfield with an old admirer of High School days. " A loud noise attracted my attention so that I barely heard the wraith ' s last words. With a final and louder scream th n any of the preceeding ones which he had emitted, another one of these funny objects appeared before me and I recognized our Class Clown even before he spoke. " I am the wraith of Lyman Spooner. After graduation I opened a Ladies ' Fashion Shop in New York where the latest fashions are shown on living models, in fact I am designer of all the gowns which are made. I soon became attached to one of the models and so we are now partners in business. " The next to appear was a very tall vision. " I am the wraith of Eva Bianchi. The year following High School graduation I entered Normal School from which I graduated with Honors. I then obtained a position as English teacher in Wayland High School. " No sooner had she spoken than another one began. " I am the wraith of. Leon Barnard. After graduation I tried several different lines of business but did not care for any of them so finally estab- lished a Peanut Butter Factory of my own as I had had some experience along that line and competed with Forster ' s for first place. Soon after this I became Town Clerk and held that position for several years. My wife. THE SASSAMON PAGE NINETEEN whom I selected from Sherborn ' s population, became president of the Woman ' s Club so that we were very popular for a time. " I had hardly time to laugh over Leon ' s adventures before the next in line appeared. " I am the wraith of Lena Dumars. After graduation I became a lec- turer and gave many lectures on " The Reconstruction of France. " Soon I married and settled down in Haverhill. " " I am the wraith of Charles Burke, " began the next. " After graduat- ing from Massachusetts Institute of Technology I joined the Red Sox and became the World ' s best all-round athlete. I finally induced a charming dark-haired girl, of whom I was very fond in High School days to share my lot and we settled down in Medfield. " I had begun to think over the good times those two used to have at High School dances when I discovered that someone else was speaking. " I am the wraith of Emily Shannon. I soon entered a convent and be- came a nun and I am very happy there. " Next a small, fairy-like vision danced before me, finally ending with a deep bow. " I am the wraith of Dorothy Quesnal. At first after graduation I continued with art but soon tired of that and finally became a chorus girl where I had a wonderful time. Finally I went to Europe where I met a charming Frenchman and so am now enjoying sunny France. " Soon a smiling apparition appeared. " I am the wraidi of Thomas Heslin. " it begin. " I continued with my work in the drug-store and soon became an expert druggist, bought out Dolan ' s Drug Store, and still delight in treating the pretty girls that come in. Many have tried to catch me, and one Leap Year one even had the audacity to propose, but I am still a bachelor. " A tall thin form then appeared, and began. " I am the wraith of Hester Havward. After graduating, I took up 3 Domestic Science Course at Normal School and taught for a while, but soon decided that I had rather practice than preach. " As soon as she had spoken, the next one appeared and began. " I am the wraith of Alice Sweeney. Soon after graduation I became a- stenographer and in the short space of two years fell in love with a fellow that worked in the same office, tbus ending my business career. " " I am the wraith of Raymond Boardman, " began the next. " After graduating from High School, I attended Harvard from which I graduated with honors in chemistry, and soon after became a chemist. After frequent visits in Brookline, I finally persuaded one of Brookline ' s fair members of society to transfer her residence to Natick. " The next one bowed and began. " I am the wraith of Mary Smith. After graduation I became a steno- grapher and attained the marvelous speed of one hundred and fifty words a minute. Just by chance I happened to meet an old childhood acquaintance one day and after a short renewal of acquaintances, we settled down on a ranch out West. " PAGE TWENTY THE SASSAMON Imagine Mary out West! I was so surprised! It fairly took my breath away. 1 had hardly recovered from my surprise when another vision appeared. " 1 am the wraith of Esther Yeager. I attended Sargent ' s School of Physical Culture after graduation and upon Miss Brennan ' s marriage I succeeded her as Gym Instructor in N. 11. S. " ' Hie next began immediately. " I am the wraith of William Quinn. After working at different trades for a year or two I became reporter and Comic Section Editor for the Boston American. " And with these words he vanished. The next in line then began : " I am the wraith of Hazel McGrath. I soon became a movie star and became almost as famous as Mary Pickford. I later married a movie actor and we are both still engaged in the movie profession. " While I was still thinking about what I had just heard, I discovered another object before me. " I am the wraith of Bancroft Heinlein. I attended B. U. Law School and became a successful lawyer for a while. But the call of farm life was too strong for me to resist, so I bought a large tract of land in South Natick and am making a specialty of onions. " The next to appear was a small, rather stout apparition. " I am the wraith of Hazel Hanchett. After being prominent in social circles for a few years, I toured in Europe where I had a most thrilling ro- mance with an English Baron and am now a Baroness. " . Dear, quiet Hazel prominent in social circles and a Baroness ! Would wonders never cease ! Another one of these funny objects was speaking. " I am the wraith of Robert Buckley. After graduating from Tech I went on the stage as a comedian and became even better known than Charlie Chaplin. 1 am still engaged in that work and enjoy it very much. " The next began. " I am the wraith of Ella Johnson. After graduating from Sargents I went to Hawaii whence I am just returning. I have been introducing Gynasium Work in the Government Schools there. " Then appeared a familiar stylish figure. " I am the wraith of Paul Hanna. After graduating from Boston Uni- versity, I traveled in Europe as International Correspondent for the Boston Traveler. " The next to appear began as follows : " I am the wraith of Duight Forster. After graduating from Tech. I went to India as a representative of the Standard Oil Company. " The next one appeared and began : " 1 am the wraith of Josephine Flumere. After graduation I entered college and as I was always fond of studying, I studied to be a doctor and received my degree. I am now practicing medicine in Sherborn. " " I am the wraith of Alice McKinnev, " began the next one. " After graduation in 1919 I attended Simmons and after graduating, became a Latin Professor at Boston University. After a few years of teaching T went to Canada to live with Jack. " THE SASSAMON PAGE TWENTY-ONE I always thought Alice would marry Jack as they had carried on a regular correspondence even in High School days. Another one appeared and bowed as the preceding had done. " I am the wraith of Cathryn Murphy. After having taken up sewing for four years in High School, I established a dressmaking establishment and make gowns exclusively for movie folks. " The next one spoke immediately. " 1 am the wraith of Elizabeth Rice. After graduation I attended Mt. Holyoke College after which I founded a Girl ' s School in Sudbury. " The next one was a light, fairy-like vision who was continually danc- ing before my eyes. " I am the wraith of Clara Ripley. After graduation I went on the stage and my beauty won much admiration. I have been married twice and my second husband is now seeking a divorce. " I wa? still laughing over poor Clara ' s misfortune when another ap- parition appeared. " I am- the wraith of Henry Prescott. After having had such a bene- ficial training in Palmer ' s Clothing Store, I decided to set up a store in Dover where I am enjoying an ever-increasing trade. At about the same time I set up housekeeping with a blond Junior of High School days. " I had always exepcted to hear that, so it was no surprise to me as some of the other events had been. " I am the wraith of Helen Nutt. After graduating from High School, I attended college during which time I wrote many short stories. A few of these stories were published. After graduating I made it my regular profession and have gained much renown as an author. I settled down in Saxonville with an old friend and find the quiet and solitude of that little village very helpful in my profession. " I always thought Helen would choose something rather quiet and peaceful. " I am the wraich of Hazel Pirie. I attended Business College soon after graduation, and shortly afterward became private secretary to an ambassador. I enjoyed the social life in Washington immensely but finally tired of it and came back to my home town and settled down with a dear friend who was a sophomore when I graduated. " The next to appear was a short, wiry sort of a vision. " I am the wraith of Fred Fannon. A few years after graduation I became the founder of a world ' s series in Basket Ball and have been captain of the Champion team for several years. " " I am the wraith of Margaret Lee, " began the next. After graduation I attended Tufts Dental School and now have an office in Natick where I greatly enjoy extracting teeth for all my old classmates. " " I am the wraith of Katherine Skahilh I entered a Training School after graduation and became a children ' s nurse. I am so fond of my work that nothing as yet has induced me to leave it. " The next to appear was a red headed vision so I recognized him at once. I ' ACK TWENTY-TWO Til 10 SASSAMON " I am the wraith of John Nelson. I graduated from a Law School and practiced law for a while. I am at present the youngest Chief Justice of the Supreme Court that the United States has ever had. " Just think of it, John Nelson. Improhahle ! But then it must be so. A tall, beautiful vision next appeared and bowing before me began to speak. " I am the wraith of Elizabeth Eaton. I attended Business College after graduating, but after a very few years in the business world, I dis- covered that historic, old South Natick and one of its male citizens had more attraction for me ! I saw them all march in single file back to the ship and saw it slowly sail . ' .way. Oh! that 1 might go with them, but it was useless to wish such a thing. I could not move ! I could not speak ! I was spellbound by the wonders I had just seen and heard. What wonderul things had happened since those days in Natick High School ! What hopes had been realized, what dreams fulfilled. At length I could see the ship no more and I jumped to my feet with the realization that it was only a dream ship. But oh ! what a dream it had been, what a rare treat I had enjoyed. Marion Ambler. ROGUES ' GALLERY A banquet was given to the notorious members of the class of 1919 at the Hotel Somerset last Wednesday evening. These members who had distinguished themselves in one way or another while at High School sat at a separate table and were noticably conspicuous from the rest of the class by a large, gleaming sign which read : — Rogues ' Gallery for the Year 1919 — Quiet, pensive, demure Ray Boardman sat at the head of the table, apparently quite unaware of the admiring glances of the coy young damsels circled about him. At the other extremity of the table, Emily Shannon, Ray ' s silent part- ner, far famed as the quietest young lady this side of the mighty Mississippi, sat flashing shy glances at " Boardy " which, for the Baby of our class was entirely improper. The dinner had just begun when a flash of colors announced the pres- ence of the Class Dude, . Alfred Lynn Bailey. Attired in a Kuppenheimer cut of the latest design, he swaggered down the aisle a nd majestically seated himself at the right of Boardman. He explained his tardiness in his cus- tomary casual manner, stating that he was delayed in order to see a Welles- ley College friend of his leave on the New York Special. Bob Buckley, the class wit. took this opportunity to inquire for the latest creation in jazz dancing from the Winter Garden — which evoked a laugh at the expense of our flashy friend. Marion Ambler, the wittiest girl in the class, fearing an argument, warned the merry makers to get their forks working on the fast-cooling sojtp. Immediately Helen Nutt, the Class Grind, and also the best-naturcd THE SASSAMON PAGE TWENTY-THREE girl, brought forth an engraved edition of Barnards ' " Etiquette and Man- ners. " As usual Helen thought deeply on the subject but made no comment. A clamor at the other end of the table shifted the scenes anew. Lyman Spooner and Marion Ambler, the noisemakers of our little class, were having a confab over the newest style of hair-dressing which had just come to town. King Noise reigned supreme until this affair was settled. The Apollo of our class and the best-natured boy, Bob Buckley, was seated rather comfortably between our two beauties, Hazel Pirie and Ger- trude Holden. Buckley is now posing for Arrow Collars. Hazel had attended a Movie Ball and was promptly chosen by the Mary Pickford Syndicate to be featured in an entirely new production where her beauty will outrival that of the famous Anita Stewart. Gertrude ' s part in the Senior dramatics brought her to the attention of a New York Manager who was immediaely won over by her winsome personality and engaged her for a New York production where her talent and beauty will soon give her a solid footing on the ladder of fame. Our attention was called to the lower end of the table where Miss Hazel McGrath, the Class Flirt, was holding a bevy of our most promising young men speechless by her unlimited stock of Screen Stories. Hazel ' s piercing eyes and winning smile, combined with her magnetic powers of attraction, caused many eyes to be focused on her. Viola McGlone who achieved such success in High School athletics, had entered into a contract to coach the illustrious girls ' team of Wayland. She was unable to remain through the entire banquet as the big game with Sudbury was to be played the next day. Each guest was served with an individual ice moulded in the shape of a foot-ball in honor of our foot-ball hero, Captain " Chick " Burke. Looking down the line we find our most popular girl, Elizabeth Eaton, clever, entertaining, and always ready to help and say the right thing at the right time. Unusually gifted and versatile, we called upon her for a song which she rendered in her usual pleasing style. Thunderous applause and insatiable demands far more testified to her success and popularity. Charlie Burke ' s brawny muscle and angelic features which won for him the distinction of being the most popular boy in the class also gained, throughout the banquet, the services of the waiters who vied with each other for the honor of serving " Chick " the choicest morsels of the feast. At the end " Chick " was called upon to give the toast of the evening which he performed as gracefully as usual, beaming complacently on the gathering. Before the evening was closed. The Class Clown, alias Lyman Spooner, entertained with a few choice stunts selected from his act in Barnum and Bailey ' s Circus and furnished conversation by his jocular remarks. Robert J. Buckley. i PAGE TWENTY-FOUR THE SASSAMON CLASS WILL We, the Senior Class of the Natick High School, of the town of Natick, in the State of Massachusetts, do hereby make, consecrate and dedicate this to be our first, last, and only Will and Testament. First : To the School we leave this beautiful chair, to be placed upon the stage and to be occupied by the principal at Monday morning assemblies. Second: To the teachers we leave the memory of the quietest class to be graduated from this High School. Third: To the Juniors we leave our seats in Assembly Hall. Fourth : To the Freshmen we leave this advice, " In case of fire, don ' t run. (ireen tilings never burn. " Fifth : To the school we leave the memory of a most successful season in athletics and the hope that they will support the team in the way that we have done. Sixth : To Miss Dver we leave the memorv of a very talkative class at 1.40 P. M. Seventh: To the Freshmen we leave the old saying, " Make hay while the SUn shines. " Eighth: To " Jack " Shea we leave this sturdy broom with which he may keep the floors clean. Ninth : To " Ray " Warded we leave this Piccadilly collar to be worn by him at our reception. Tenth: To Miss Dyer we also leave this bell, which we hope will ring more loudly than the one she has at present. Eleventh : To " Jack " Fair we leave this pocket dictionary. May he use it to the best of his advantage in finding out the meanings of the words, diabolical, spasmodical, indispensable, and many others that he has dared to utter. Twelfth : To Mr. White we leave this jack-knife to replace the one he lost in cutting unknown substances in the Chemical Laboratory. Thirteenth: To the Juniors we leave our desks, books, and ink- wells to be used by them in their search for that far away object, " Knowledge " . _ • Fourteenth : To " Jack " Shea we also leave this shovel with which he can keep the school fires burning. Fifteenth: To the " Sassamon " we leave enough money to pay for the cut of the Senior Class picture which will appear in the last edition of the school paper. This will be the only chance that the other students will have to obtain a picture of the " Famous Class " of 1919. Sixteenth : To the Sophomores we leave the trials, troubles and tribulations of their next two years. Seventeenth : To Donald Lord we leave this picture of " Huck " and " Tom " to remind him of " Me and Milo " . Eighteenth : To Harry Featherman we leave this package of gum as a compensation for the gum that he put in the waste basket in Room 31. THE SASSAMON PAGE TWENTY-FIVE Nineteenth : To Mr. Lee we leave a copy of Milton ' s Minor Poems with which he may instruct the Seniors-to-be in paraphrasing mys- terious lines. Twentieth : To the Junior Class we also leave the joyous moments which they will have in writing an outline for Edmund Burke ' s " Speech on Conciliation " . Twenty-first : To the freshmen and sophomores we leave the warning to refrain from cutting their initials in the desk covers. We all know how wonderful it is to have your name carved in the " Hall of Fame " , but look out, it may be very inconvenient for you, also expensive. Twenty-second: To all the athletic teams we leave our wishes for a most successful season next year. We make and appoint Miss Dyer to be executrix of this our first, last and only Will and Testament. In Witness Whereof we have hereunto subscribed our name and affixed our seal, the twenty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. The above instrument was subscribed and acknowledged by the said Senior Class in our presence. And we, as witnesses, hereto, have signed our names in the presence of the said Senior Class and in the presence of each other. Signed, Thomas Heslin Witnesses, Raymond Wardell William Cochran, Jr. George Dean ANNUAL SENIOR PLAY The annual Senior Play was held in High School Hall, Thursday evening, May 1, 1919. The play, " The Adventures of Grandpa, " a three act farce was very well given by Misses McKinney, Eaton, Ambler, Holden, and Johnson and Messrs. Spooner, Bailey, Boardman and Heslin of the Senior Class under the personal direction of Mrs. P. H. Buckley. Every one who saw the play voted it a complete success, and Miss Johnson, taking the part of a Swedish maid just over, was a " scream. " Instrumental music was furnished by Misses Nutt and Hanchett, ' cello and piano, solos and duets by Mrs. Elsie Clifton and Miss Rachel Spooner. Much of the success of the play is due to Miss Sweet who took charge of the finances and to Miss Ratsey who planned the stage settings. THE JUNIOR PROM On the evening of April twenty-fourth the Junior Prom was given in honor of the Senior Class. It was a most enjoyable occasion. Much credit is due to the various committees who had the affair in charge. PAGE TWENTY-SIX THE SASSAMON Additional thanks must he given to the Decorating Committee who so artistically decorated the hall with the helpful guidance of Miss Ratsey. So, too, must we thank the Orchestra Committee, who provided us with such an entertaining orchestra. But let us not forget to thank our matrons, Miss Pease and Miss Currie, for helping us to make the Prom a success. Refreshments were served in the gymnasium. After a delightful evening of dancing, the Prom broke up at a late hour. THE NEW " SASSAMON " BOARD After careful consideration of a long list of candidates the present " Sassamon " Board, with the assistance of Miss Sweet and Mr. Lee, elected the following persons to have charge of the paper next year: Editor-in-Chief, L. Walter Brown; Associate Editors, Hester R. Matt- field, Mary Mahoney, Fred Carrier; 1920 Class Editors, Theodore O ' Brien, Minnetta Forster ; 1921 Class Editors, Mildred Holden, Harvey Harding; Athletic Editors, Norman Spooner, Esther Doon ; Art Ex- change Editor, Kathleen Young; Business Manager, Alfred Lamarine; Assistant Business Managers, Ernest Pond, Helen Leavitt ; Subscription Editor, Wallace Pulsifer ; Assistant Subscription Editor, Marion Watson. The election of class editors for 1922 and 1923 was deferred until September. SCHOOL NEWS Miss Humphrey wdio succeeded Miss Simington as teacher of Eng- lish in the College Division, was forced by illness to leave school. Her successor is Mr. Lee to whom we wish success in his new undertaking. On Thursday, the eighth of May, a reception was given by the townspeople to the homecoming sailors, soldiers, marines and airmen of Natick. School closed at one o ' clock on that day and the members of the school turned out in a body to cheer the men. The program commenced with a band concert and field sports. The great interest of the day centered in the parade. Maj. Gen. Edwards and Colonel Logan joined the men at the Armory and returned to the reviewing stand on the common where the two speakers were intro- duced by Mr. George C. Fairbanks. Both spoke in a most interesting manner. The afternoon program concluded with drills and dances by the gym. girls under the able leadership of Miss Brennan. General Edwards ' tribute to them as the " Y. D. girls " was a most sincere c impliment. The Chandler Convention, held at the Fenway Theatre on the tenth of May, was attended by Miss Johnson and a delegation of pupils from both Senior and Junior shorthand classes. The Convention had a special interest for the Seniors for they met their correspondents from THE SASSAMON PAGE TWENTY-SEVEN Milton for the first time on that day. Some of the people visited the Chandler Normal School of Shorthand after the Convention. Mary Smith of the Senior Class answered the Roll Call for Natick. Another item of interest in connection with the Convention is that the delegation met Miss Marjorie Cooley, who taught typewriting and stenography here earlier in the year. Members of the Senior Class in Shorthand are corresponding with the Senior Class of Milton High. On Wednesday, the eighth day of May, Col. C. H. French enter- tained the school with a talk, accompanied by views, of the Eruption of Mount Pelee. ATHLETIC NOTES Altho ' the baseball season started rather unfavorably, good reports have come from the team now as the season is closing. About twenty candidates have been out every day practicing hard. Under Mr. Pendle- ton ' s very efficient coaching, and the leadership of Capt. Patterson, they have rounded into a good team. The schedule has been as follows : May 29 Newton second at Natick May 30 Fitchburg at Fitchburg June 4 Worcester at Natick June 7 Milford at Milford June 11 Maynard at Natick June 14 Needham at Needham June 18 Open June 21 Maynard at Natick June 25 Hudson at Natick June 28 Open I ' ACK TWKXTY-HICHT THK SASSAMON % Natick Five Cents Savings Bank £ NATICK, MASS. % Assets more than $5,000,000 1 Deposits go on interest the first day of February, 3 t May, August and November 1 ' renideiit HENRY C. MULLIGAN Treasurer C. ARTHUR DOWSE Compliments of John A. Donahue, Pharm. D. | I APOTHECARY Middlesex Building 1 So. Main St. Natick, Mass. Compliments of P. H. Buckley Go. Fancy Groceries i 1 ■ | HOUSE OF f Better f fcm . Clothes, Furnishings ff and ml mi JP Shoes E. L. Sweetland Main St. Natick, Mass. THE SASSAMON PAGE TWENTY-NINE ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ ™1 SWIM! Framingham Swimming Pool 68 Concord St. Call 842-W ♦ PAGE THIRTY THE SASSAMON B. HERSH Ladies ' and Gent ' s CTIMC TAN HDIM ALL WORK GUARANTEED Common Street, Natick, Mass. Tel. 47-W Bear in Mind We keep the fullest and pur- est Drugs and Chemicals that can be obtained, and assure you prompt and skillful ser- vice in filling your prescrip- tions. Cooper ' s Pharmacy SOUTH NATICK, MASS. Compliments of The Natick Theatre WOODS ro lumber Teaming and Jobbing of All Kinds C. F. E. B. HEINLEIN Shadybrook Farm Dover, Mass. f 64 North Main Street, Natick Compliments of WHITE HOUSE CAFE Depot Grounds J . J. Doyle, Prop. THE SASSAMON PAGE THIRTY-ONE SUBURBAN PRESS PRINTING MAIN STREET NATICK. MASS CARPENTERS ' TOOLS and builders ' hard- ware are among o ir leading specialties and can- not be surpassed for beauty of design, quality of material and general efficiency. Should you need anything in this line look at our fine stock. THE FISKE CORPORATION 20 MAIN STREET, NATICK A Good Round Measure Yes, sir, that ' s what we give. All you do is come in — hold up your hand — bend the finger to be favored and we will give you a good round measure! And then we will fit that measure to the nicest, most exquisite and useful little ring you ever inspected. F. C. Keniston, JeweJer, Optician Natick, Mass. Branagan Bros. SHOE REPAIRING A SPECIALTY 23 Washington Street, Natick, Mass. C. M. McKECHNIE CO. HaKers and Caterers 10 Main St., Natick, Mass. Phone 52 W. JF there is anything you want from a Drug Store try us. Every article guaranteed the best. F. B. Twitchell, Ph.G. MAIN STREET, NATICK PAGE THIRTY-TWO THE SASSAMON IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIB VACATION FOOTWEAR I AT THE BIG STORES OF 1 RILEY PEBBLES SHOE CO. ( 29 MAIN STREET, NATICK 26 HOLLIS STREET, FRAMING HAM Provide for your needs and avoid paying the High Prices. I White Oxfords, with Leather and Rubber Soles, at 1. 35 to 3.00 1 1 Keds, in High and Low Styles, White and Brown, Pumps. Bals and | Oxfords, for every member of the family, at oriels from 50c 1 to 2.50 I Bathing Shoes, Hosiery and Caps at prices that challenge competition iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mil mm Compliments of Plowing, Mowing and C. E. BUCKLEY Teaming of All Kinds Boots, Shoes and Rubbers C. F. E. B. HEINLEIN Shadybrook Farm Main Street, Natick Dover ... Mass. BARRED PLYMOUTH Compliments of ROCK HATCHING EGGS FAIR BROS., AND BABY CHICKS Furnishers and Clothiers C. F. E. B. HEINLEIN SHADYBROOK FARM Main St. Natick, Mass. DOVER, - MASS. THE SASSAMON PAGE THIRTY-THREE ROBINSON JONES CO. Coal and Wood Fancy Poultry Feed Natick Garage Buick and Chevrolet Automobiles Atterbury and Stewart Trucks Moline Tractors and Farm Implements 4 Telephones Natick, Mass. JAMES D. HENDERSON, President JOHN B LEAMY, Vice-Pres. FRANK C. BISHOP, Treasurer DANIEL A. LUCEY, Vice I ' res. WALTER D. LEAVITT. Asst. Treas The Natick Trust Company Checking Accounts Safe Deposit Vaults SAVINGS DEPARTMENT ±y 2 % INTEREST HAS BEEN PAID ACCOUNTS OPENED WITH ONE DOLLAR DEPOSITS GO ON INTEREST MONTHLY PACiE THIRTY-FOUR TUB SASSAMON Pulsifer Weatherby MFATS AND PROVISIONS 10 South Avenue Tel. 304 M Natick, Mass. PURITAN CONFECTIONERY AND FRUIT CO. Full Line ot Home Made Candies Hftmp IV! adp Ire Cream 1 1 WI 11 V 1TAMVI W J. V. V_ V I VM111 Compliments of A FRIEND 8 Washington St. Natick, Mass. Walnut Ibtll School A College Preparatory School ror Girls ESTABLISHED IN 1893 CALENDAR FOR 1918-19 First school session, 8.30 A. M. Thursday, September 19, 1918 Christmas recess, December 19, 1918 Winter term opens, 8.30 A. M. Thursday, January 9, 1919 Spring term opens, 8.30 A. M. Wednesday, April 9, 1919 School year closes, Friday, June 6, 1919 TUITION— Day scholars for the year — $300 Special rates for Natick students CHARLOTTE H. CONANT,) FLORENCE BIGELOW, Pnn:1 P a THE SASSAMON PAGE THIRTY-FIVE The Reliable Store BEFORE YOU GO AWAY ON YOUR VACATION Just step into the Reliable Store and pick out all your vacation needs. We know that there isn ' t anything you want but what we have it, and we know the prices are going to satisfy you. You wouldn ' t want to look at any better clothing or furnishing line than what you will find here. Come in before you go away and be satisfied with what you ' ve bought. A. W. PALMER " The Reliable Store " The Kuppenheimer House in Natick Compliments of J.W.Doon Sons Co. DEALERS IN Hay, Grain, Coal and Mason Supplies Telephone 105 Rensselaer Established 1824 Troy, N. Y. Polytechnic Engineering and Science Institute Courses in Civil Engineering (C. E.), Mechanical Engineering (M. E.), Electrical Engineering (E. E.)» Chemical Engineering (Ch. E.), and General Science (B. S.). Also Special Courses. Unsurpassed new Chemical, Physical, Electrical, Me- chanical and Materials Testing Laboratories. For catalogue and illustrated pamphlets showing work of graduates and students and views of buildings and campus, apply to JOHN W. NUGENT, Registrar. PAGE THIRTY-SI FINN BROS. CIGARS TOBACCO AND SMOKERS ' ARTICLES AT THE OLD STAND 39 MAIN ST., - NATICK Established 1872 Telephone 133-VV Union Lumber Company CHAS. A. POOKE, Prop. Lumber Wood and Coal Office and Yard Cochituatc Street, Natick, Mass. R. T. McG orum Highland Conservatories FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS ROSES A SPECIALTY Tel. 140 NATICK, MASS Compliments of Crown Confectionery Co. Home Hade Candies and Ice Cream THE SASSAMON Fittz Barker CHARLES K. BARKER, Proprietor 5 Court St.. Savings Bank Building Plumbing, Heating and Sheet Metal Work Magee Furnaces Magee Ranges Magee Steam Heaters Magee Hot Water Heaters Tel. Con. NATICK, MASS. The Perry Pharmacy HALLETT E . JONES, Prop. 1 Clark ' s Block, Natick, Mass. Prescriptions Our Specialty. Leslie W. Harris, D. M. D. 1 Clark ' s Block Natick, Mass. A. P. Derby fiigb Grade Pianos Tuning— Renting Winch Block, Natick, Mass. Tel. Con. F. E. YEAGER Insurance Winch Block - - Natick, Mass. Leo E. Burns, D. M. D. DENTIST Waicott Bldg. - - Natick DR. M. O. NELSON Room 11, Savings Bank Bldg. Natick, Mass. :: SHOES :: LEADERS IN SUMMER STYLES W. F. BUFFI NGTON 17 Main Street, - Natick 14 EA£ NA ( I


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