Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)
- Class of 1925
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ATICK HIGH SCHOOL
VOL. XIV. NATICK, MASSACHUSETTS. JUNE, 1925. NO. 4
The Sassamon is published by the Students of the Natick High School, at Natick, Mas-
sachusetts, 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.
75 cents a year
Class Editors, Senior
Assistant Subscription Editor
Art and Exchange Editor
Assistant Business Managers
MISS MARION E. SWEET
MISS ELVA C. COULTER
MISS MARGUERITE A. ELLISON
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The School of Engineering, Northeastern University, offers four-year
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following branches of engineering, loading to the Bachelor's degree:
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. Electrical Engineering
. Chemical Engineering
5. Administrative Engineering
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
liruduatcs of the Natick lligh School who have included algebra
to quadratic-s, plant- geometry :md four years of English in their courses
of study are admitted without c-xaminzitions.
EARNINGS I ' ,
The earnings of the students for their service-s with co-operating firms
vary from S250 to S600 per year.
An application blank will bc- found inside the hack cover of the cata-
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Once more the ceaseless march of Father
Time has gone through three seasons, and
another school year has drawn to a close.
I think we are all justified in looking back
with pride over what has been a gloriously
successful period for Natick High School.
Especially has this success been felt by
the Sassamon Board, which had, as its ob-
ject this year, a finer Senior Number than
has been published before. Hard work has
made this possible, and we proudly look
back at our various activities. There was
that pleasant feature of the Natick-Fram-
ingham football game, the red and blue fa-
vors made by the members of the Board,
there was that help to a finer Christmas
spirit, the pretty and inexpensive cards
which were for sale by the Sassamong there
was sandwich day at lunch time, when
Sassamon girls sold tasty packages to hun-
gry studentsg and there was that long-to-
be-rcmemuered night of the Glee Club Op-
eretta, when home-made candies were vend-
ed by girls of the Senior Class and Sassa-
mon Board. All this has meant profit, but
it has also meant real work, and had it not
been for the splendid cooperation of the
members of the Board and the girls of the
Senior Class, these things could never have
In making the appointments for next
year, we have felt the need of creating
new officers, that of Humorist, and
of News Reporter. The purpose of
the former will, of course, be to strengthen
and make larger our Joke Column, while
the latter will look after and report care-
fully the news of the various activities of
the school. We wish them all success in
their new positions.
And now the time has come to say "Fare-
well" again. We say it with regret, but at
the same time we extend to next year's
Sassamon Board our sincere wishes for
all happiness and prosperity.
SASSAMON BOARD, 1925-1926
At a meeting of the Senior members of
the Sassamon Board, Monday, May 25, the
following Board was elected for next year:
Associate Editors-Violet Conn, Walter
Mac-llvaine, Mary Childs, Francis Burke.
Class Editors-Senior, Walter Lumbert,
Alice Murphy, Junior, Frederick Shipp,
Roland Chaputg Sophomore, Winifred
Felch, Sophie Muskat.
Humorist-Edward S. Connelly.
News Reporters--Verona and Winona
Art Editor-Victor Rogers.
Exchange Editor--Alice Moore.
Subscription Editors-Doris Ambler,
Athletic Editors-Alfred Dumas, Mary
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Business Manager-Walter Kelly.
Assistant Business Managers-Dorothy
Damon, Dominic Cadillac.
Several new positions have been created
x ith :i two-fold purpose-to interest mori-
pupils in the actual work of the paper, and
to keep pace with growth of the school
itself. The board members feel that we
should increase the life of the joke page
as well as keep a more accurate account of
the "news" of the school.
ADDRESS OF WELCOME
We, the Class of 1925, are met here to-
day for our class day exercises. For four
long years we have worked and waited for
this moment. Now we are happy that the
day is here.
In behalf of the Class of 1925 I extend
to all a hearty Welcome, with a wish that
you may share our enjoyment in the pro-
gram of the day.
President, Class of 1925.
HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1925
Little did we Freshmen reali"e. when
entering the Natick High School that bright
September morning, what an illustrious
career we were to create.
As Freshmen we considered ourselves as
high in judgment as Socrates. In honor of
the same, Walter Hall was elected as the
big brotherly leader. Little was done to-
wards class advancement the first year.
The main thing we did was to ignore Il's.
ln our Sophomore year, your llistoiian
ascended the throne as President nl that
intellectual group. Our class, having he-
eome by this time ambitious, contributed
more or less willingly to our treasury. A
party was proposed and a date set. That
party was one of the most informal occa-
sions ever held in our hamlet. There was
hlushini: 'I'--m Kelley asking Arlene Gallant
for ri danei- Grouped around the refresh-
ment counter, urging Miss Sweet to rush
on the ice cream, were many enthusiastic
participants. She was having the most
awful time trying to make forty quarts of
ice cream meet the demand of countless
would-be starving' Armenians. Everybody
had a splendid time and thought the even-
ing went much too fast.
Last, but not least, of that well-remem-
bered year was the class sleigh ride. There
were two sleighs containing masses of hud-
dled figures with dirty horse blankets
draped around their forms. That party
surely did make quite a blur on the hori-
zon. Yet many a parent was worried be-
cause his offspring did not reach home un-
til the small hour of three G. M., the late
arrival being on account of the scarcity
When our Junior year rolled along, ev-
eryone was ready to do his part, to put
it over strong. The first meeting was held
in October and the President of the Sopho-
more year started on his second term with
Patty Buckley as capable assistant. The
President was removed in the middle of
the year and replaced by Bob Maloney.
The cause of said removal will not be
The triumph of the year was our Junior
Prom. Mr. Archibald was running around
tearing: his hair, expecting the floor to cave
in, on account of the mob on the floor, trip-
ping a light fantastic toe. Many outsiders
were present, the result being an enlarge-
ment of our treasury. Everybody went
home tired, but immensely pleased.
Later in the year a party was put over,
the main attraction being the eats. Danc-
ing and games were enjoyed by all present
and every girl was escorted home by the
The Senior year of the class of 1925
should go down in history. As the snows
threatened our peaceful village, the Senior
Class gave a banquet to our victorious foot-
ball team. Speeches were given amid
cheers and flying biscuits. The fraternal
spirit shown at this banquet was worthy
of both the school and the teachers.
The Senior play was a huge success, Tom
Kelley being the hero and Dot Klein, the
heroine, known as "Honor Bright." There
were also a few other splendid characters,
as Roger Russell, Bob Morley and the
Woods boy. We were very proud of the
success of this play and for the following
week or two the Seniors were seen strut-
ting around wit-h expanded chests.
Then upon the eve of our graduation
everybody became excited and wondered if
he would receive that important little doc-
ument known as a diploma.
Next year, Max Mordis is going to a
school of pharmacy, to learn how to mix
drinks-soda, of course. "Skinny" Rich-
ardson is going to Norwich, to get up with
the birds, salute, and say "Yes, Sir!" about
ninety times a day.
So the time is drawing near when we
shall all separate, each going a different
way. Many years from now may it be
a pleasure to look back upon our High
School days and say to ourselves, "What
an easy life that was, now look at me!"
It was a great surprise for me, a humble
"colyumnist" on the New York Times, to
meet my old pal, Bozo Kyte, on Broadway,
on the morning of May 25, 1950. Bozo
hadn't changed a bit-he was still living up
to his name and "kyting" now in an aero-
It was a stroke of luck for me to meet
Bozo here at this time, as I had received
orders from the boss to take a fiying trip
to the old city of Natick, Mass., to inter-
view a few of the intemationally prominent
men, who claimed that city as their resi-
dence-and now, thanks to Bozo's kind of-
fer I could literally make a fiying trip in
When we landed at the fiying field in
Natick, a few hours later, and I was trying
to make myself believe that this used to
be the Town Park, in my boyhood days,
I was suddenly brought back to earth by
an athletic whack on the back-and turn-
ing, beheld the genial smile of my old
friend, Walter Slamin, who soon told me
that he was sole owner and manager of
this field. From him I received directions
for reaching the City Hall, where I hoped
to find the Mayor-The Ilon. Paul Heslin.
His Honor was in, luckily for me, and
graciously granted me nine minutes of his
time lfour minutes more than he had ever
granted any reporter before, he told me
confidentiallyi. He said that the Mayor
business was doing fine and he certainly
looked it. His administration had been
marked by drastic cuts in city officials' sal-
aries, a continual fight against graft in all
forms, and a booming of home industries.
Seeing by my watch that nine and one-
half minutes had elapsed since our inter-
view began I hastily arose. "Let me con-
duct you to Ed Canzano's Music Publishing
house, on Main Street." said His Honor,
"he knows everyone and can give you the
Mr. Canzano was busy in his private of-
fice whcn we arrived. The Mayor could
not wait, but asked me to meet him at
Hall's Hotel, the finest in town-Joe Hall,
proprietor-at six o'clock, that evening.
and dine with him.
I took up the Boston Globe from the
table, to help while away my time, and
turning first to the sports news, as is my
wont, I read "Richardson and Swenson
save the day for the Wilson Men." Evi-
dently Jimmy had at last bought our two
local boys for his team and had made home-
run kings out of them.
As I looked down the page, I saw a pic-
ture of the big boy we used to call
"Shrimp" Parsons. He had knocked out
his opponent in the second round, so I read,
PAG E FOURTEEN
thus winning for himself the title of World
Champion. Well! I wasn't surprised. Even
in his High School days we had noted many
points of resemblance between Shrimp and
My quiet reading was suddenly inter-
rupted by the opening of a door and the
breezy entrance of Harold Garvey, office
manager for Mr. Canzano. Ile didn't look
a day older than when I last saw him in
1928 -not a gray hair in his head. He
greeted me with a lusty clap on the back,
tired a dozen questions at me in as many
seconds and wound up with, "What do you
think of Bob McGee's breaking Paavo Nur-
mi's record for the mile? That record was
established in 1925 and no one has ever
come anywhere near breaking it until Bob
came along and made it look like Rocke-
feller's income-tax. So saying, Harold
waved me a cheery good-bye and hastened
back to see that none of his charges were
Left alone again I turned to the news-
paper, but found nothing more of inter-
est to me except a full-page "ad" of Harry
Davis' "elastic chewing gum in all the pop-
ular spring shades, match your gum to your
"What next?" thought I, and was just
reaching for a copy of "Tales of the Salt
Water." by F. Conroy, when the door be-
hind me opened and turning, I saw a pretty
little girl of ten years of age enter. She
answered my greeting with a gracious bow
and presently we two were chattig along
like old friends. I learned that she was
the only daughter of Mr. Canzano and had
dropped into the office to see Daddy a few
minutes before going on to her appoint-
ment with Monsieur Driscoll, the hair
dresser. From what she said I judged that
Driscoll had patented a new wave that
made Marcel sell out his business and put
a ei-imp in the permanent waves of the
She told me that she was taking aesthetic
dancing lessons from James McFee and
that if she kept on improving, she would
be allowed to perform in the big pageant
what Mr. Mclfee was going to put on at the
lhuishlngloli Iiqifvsltion. in l95l.
I asked her if she went to school and
she said, "0h! No! I have a private tutor,
Mr. Max Mordis. He teaches me reading
and history and French 'n' everything."
She was just telling me that Carl Holm-
gren, the cowboy, was her favorite actor in
the movies and that he could do almost as
many stunts as her riding master, Mr. Ed-
ward Waters, when lo! the door of the pri-
vate office opened and my old friend, Ed
Fanzano, at last made his appearance.
After giving me a vigorous whack be-
tween the shoulder blades, he told his
daughter to run in and get her allowance
from Mr. McGowan, and he led me into
his private office. "Not Francis McGow-
an?" I asked. "The same," said he.
"Francis is the watch-dog of my treasury.
Couldn't do without him. A wizard at fig-
ures, doncher know.f And then I remem-
bered how Francis got his first experience
selling lunch checks at N. H. S., in his stu-
We continued our conversation about
Francis and some of the other grads of the
class of '25 and were getting along beau-
tifully when Garvey, the office manager,
came in to complain that something must
be done at once about Bowen and Brans-
field. Bransfield was flirting outrageously
with the comptometer operator instead of
pounding the keys of his Underwood. As
for Bowen, he had been standing before
the mirror 25 minutes adjusting and read-
justing the wavy lock above his left eye,
while irate customers waited for him to
return and try over on his piano the pop-
ular music they were thinking of buying.
"These artists surely are temperament-
al," said Canzano, as he disappeared with
Garvey. In lone ofl a few moments he
was back, bringing with him three circu-
lars, which he handed me. In one of them
Ilenry Larson promised "Big Dividends to
anyone investing in his Fresh Water Fish
In the second, Doctor Charles Branagan
promised perpetual youth to anyone using
his wonderful elixirs, only S10 for the
first 2 oz. trial bottle.
The third circular was from Joe Byrne,
who. in his own words, was "0ut-Bul'bank-
ing Luther in the raising of bigger and bet-
"Too bad Joe didn't furnish samples!"
said Mr. Canzano, and that reminded me
suddenly of my dinner date with His Hon-
or the Mayor. I bade Mr. Canzano a fond
adieu and set out for Hall's Hotel, but a
short distance away. On the way in I
stopped at the desk to ask if my host had
arrived and to my surprise. Ralphy French
answered my inquiry. "Never expected to
see you here," said I, "The Ritz certainly
lost a fine head waiter when you turned
to clerical work."
"And Count Van Astorbilt of South Na-
tick lost a fine butler when I went into pol-
itics," said a voice behind me, and there
stood the Mayor himself.
Throughout dinner the Mayor continued
to entertain me and furnish me with the
latest news bulletins about my old school-
"How would you like to run over to the
theatre with me this evening?" he asked.
"It's Old Home Week and we may see quite
a few of the old gang."
"Suits me to a T," said I, and a moment
later we were purring down the street in
a Simpson Special, with a great son of
South Natick, Doug Atkinson, by name, at
the wheel. That Simpson car certainly did
ride great! -
As we entered the theatre, Joe Hughes
Mayor two tickets and me a
slap on the back. How Joe
up so much muscle in a box
office was a mystery to me! Boxing would
have been more in his line, it seemed to me
at that moment.
"Benny" Lovejoy, who was collecting
tickets, tried to imitate Joe's method of
greeting, but I saw it coming and changed
it into a hearty handhsake. Benny said he
had sold his farm in West Natick and in-
tended to go to California, in a few months
and buy a few lemon groves.
We had barely time to reach our seats
before the curtain went up. I was sorry
we hadn't arrived sooner for I should have
enjoyed hearing the whole of "Love's Old
Sweet Song," which the orchestra, con-
ducted by Senor Rufus Love, was just fin-
As I looked over the program, I noticed
that our old pal, George Nims, was in the
printing business on his own hook.
My friend, the Mayor, pointed out Hen-
ry Pfeiffer, the Speed King, in a box at
our left, just as I had caught sight of Gen-
eral Tannar, in a box at the right, with as
many medals on his chest as Marshal Foch
had at the end of the World War.
The first act went off beautifully. The
Elite Trio, consisting of Bill Foley, Bob
Woods and Eddie Robbins, made a combin-
ation hard to beat and they were encored
again and again.
The second act was a "knockout"-Bob
Maloney taking the part of Romeo, with
Dink McGowan for his Juliet. Bob used
to shine in plays at school, but Dink had
never realized how charming a female im-
personator he would make until Julian El-
tingc discovered him and trained him as
The third act was a crystal gazing stunt
by an Egyptian named Fatima Camella, ac-
cording to the program, but my eyes didn't
need any crystal to pierce the Eastern dis-
guise and discover that Fatima was none
other than Frankie Bishop. Frankie cer-
tainly could do his stuff and he answered
six sane and sensible questions as well as
thirty-nine insane and foolish ones pro-
pounded by the audience that evening.
The fourth act was carried off well by
Shea and Moynihan, specialty artists. Shea
did some marvelous feats in rapid calcula-
tion and Bob Moynihan did some equally
astonishing sleight-of-hand stunts with a
"deck of Camels."
At this point we were obliged to leave,
as I wanted to be back in New York be-
fore noon next day. -We hurried out of
the theatre and were just stepping into the
Mayor's car when I heard the familiar
words, "Government of the people, by the
people, for the people," ringing out in clar-
ion toncs from a car parked close to the
curb. "0h! That's Governor Russell," the
Mayor told me, "campaigning for reelec-
tion. Quite an orator, eh?"
I should have liked to stay and listen,
but time was short. On the way to the sta-
tion the Mayor told me that Gillie Clark
was out in Chicago, one of the really hig
men nt Swift 81 Co.'s and a self-made man
in the truest sense of the word.
When I asked for Tom Kelly, the Mayor
said, "You don't mean to tell me you've
never heard of KeIly's Kosmetic Kalsomine,
absolutely guaranteed to banish freckles
and bring roses to the palest cheeks? Well!
'I'hut's 'l'om's invention. He set up a beau-
ty parlor in Philadelphia and when his fair
patrons saw his beauteous complexion, they
fell for his Kosmetic Kalsomine so hard
that now all he has to do is to roll around
in his Rolls Royce, while Walter Grady
manages his business for him for a mere
810,000 a year, and Earle Gainsley, for a
similar salary, introduces the Kalsomine in
By this time we had reached the station
and as my train was in, I bade the Mayor
good-bye, after thanking him for my good
time, and sank back in the Pullman, to rest
my weary shoulders and dream of the Mor-
ley Magazine I hoped sometime to publish,
and also of that time a long way back
when that little High School in the Square
graduated the class of 1925.
Two weeks ago yesterday was May 22,
1940. "Whom do you suppose I met on
the street? You never can guess, so I'll
tell you. Mr. Archibald!"
Said he: "Well, Dorothie Pratt, I haven't
seen you for an age. Where have you kept
yourself?" And I answered very modestly:
"Please, Sir, I've been in Europe the last
"Fine, but isn't it most time you visited
your own country?"
"Rather think I will," and then he gave
mc this advice, which I took.
"Go west, young woman, go West."
So now I'm on my way to Hollywood.
fThat seemed about as far west as I could
getl. I'm beginning to become tremend-
ously interested in a Galsburgh, Colorado,
and I may stop over there yet. Every
once in a while I see, along the railroad,
signs saying: "Don't Forget to Stop at Gals-
burgh," or farther along a sign which
reads: N400 Miles to Galshurghf' and just
woman-like, I'm dying to see the grand old
town, out of sheer curiosity. I inquired of
several people on the train, and I was told
it was a beautiful little community founded
and run by a group of young ladies from
the east, near Boston somewhere.
Old Mr. Jenkins, over across the aisle,
said, "Young woman, we shall be, by to-
morrow morning, in Colorado." With hap-
py dreams of the next day, I retired early
that night. But in the middle of the night
I dreamed that we were in an earthquake
and I was trying to get up and dress to
escape with my life, and then utter obliv-
When I came to, I found myself in a
spotlessly, white dainty room, which
seemed to be in a hospital. As I was mur-
muring, with closed eyes and a feeble
voice, "Where am I?" some good angel
leaned over my bed and said, "You are in
the Galsburgh Hospital." I came to with
a start and opened my eyes. I knew that
voice. You'll never guess whom I saw-
In succeeding days I learned that the
good old train had jumped the track and
that I had been carried, O marvel of mar-
vels, to the Galsburgh Hospital, near by.
Sad to say, I was not allowed to see more
than one person at a time, and you can
just imagine how I felt when I knew that
so many of my class mates were near me.
"Yoo hoo," came a familiar voice
through my open door, one day, and in
walked Dagmar Erikson, all in white.
"Well, Dagmar, and pray tell me what are
you doing here?"
"Ol I'm the head surgeon."
"What!" I fairly shrieked. "Why, I can
remember the time when you would nearly
faint at the sight of a dead mouse, let alone
a live one, and now, you a head surgeon.
Well. don't cut up too much, old dear."
No sooner had Dagmar gone when in
stepped another whitely clad damsel. It
was Grace Forster, the dietitian. "O Gracie,
so you're the one that makes those deli-
cious muffins that I look forward to in the
morning. Really you should go into the
business of making them. You must give
me your recipe before I leave. O goodie,
here come some of them now," and in
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walked Sara Gibbons, my night nurse, with
my supper. I never dreaded the coming
of night, because Sara always came to my
room and we would talk for hours about
the good old days we spent at Natick High
and incidentally would hear about her
many love affairs. If I became the least
bit excited, as I often did when we talked
about the marvelous Thanksgiving football
games, Sarah would rush and stick the
thermometer into my mouth and take my
"Ol I've got the grandest news for you!"
exclaimed Doris, one day. "The doctor
says you can leave the hospital tomorrow."
I could hardly sleep that night, thinking
how, on the following day, I should again
see all my class mates.
The next morning I was awake bright
and early and, just as I was about to leave,
up rushed Ruth Sunderland.
"Ol you must come and see all my lit-
tle kiddies before you go. They're too
cute for anything this morning." So I
made a quick visit to the children's ward.
When I went out ,there stood a Pierce
"Well, if it isn't Alma Hopf! And when
did you rise to position of chauffeur?"
"O, I'm not a chauffeur, I'm the owner
of the Galsburgh bus line, also have a few
cars for hiring. Josephine Keeting is my
right-hand lady, so you see, Josephine and
I will soon be classed with-Rockefeller.
Alma drove me, and I can't say, very
slowly, to the boarding house, where a
room had been engaged for me. As we
drove up, out rushed Pearl Shepard, al-
though I found out later that her name
was Shepard no longer.
"Welcome to Restmoref' cried Pearl. It
seemed so strange to see Pearl owner of a
boarding house, but "you never can tell,"
as Bernard Shaw says.
My first day at "Restmore," Pearl told
me what the girls were doing. As she
spoke of the different ones, I noticed two
girls she did not mention. "And where is
"O, Agnes went and married one of
those aviators and now spends all her time
flying around. You know, Agnes always
liked to be up and coming."
"Now tell me, where is Norma Fleming?'
"What, haven't you heard about Nor-
ma?" asked Pearl. "Why, she is in Holly-
wood, studying under the personal direc-
tion of--oh, what is her name? Any way,
the leading screen vamp. I also hear that
she is about to buy out one of the largest
"Well, who ever would have thought
Norma an actress!" I exclaimed.
The next morning Alma came around
with her car and offered to take me for a
ride, so, of course. I went. "O, just look
at that wonderful building. What is it?"
"That is Athena College. founded by
"Then I want to go right in and see it."
I rang the bell and as I stepped into the
beautiful corridor, I thought what a won-
derful setting for our stately, statuesque
Shirley. Farther down the corridor was a
closed door, with the words, "President--
Private," in large, black lettters on the
glass. As I was about to knock, the door
opened and before me stood Corinne Rob-
inson. "What, you here, too?"
"Why-er-yes, you see, I am a teacher
here. The Gym. teacher. Did you want
to see Miss Mulliken?" I could see she
knew me not, so I introduced myself.
"Well, Dot, I didn't know you. Come
right in and see us all."
She showed me about the building. then
took me to the auditorium where the girls
were in assembly. I looked in at the door
and there, on the platform, sat Shirley, as
sedate as ever. A lady was addressing
them on the subject of :'Community Spir-
it." Can you guess who it was? I could
hardly believe my eyes. Well, there stood
Annie Kaplan, alternately beating her fists
on the table and waving her hands through
the air, but she made a hit, on something
besides the desk, I can tell you that. The
girls were dismissed and went to their
classes. Shirley then came up and spoke
to me, also took me into some of the
classes. The first was a shorthand class,
but it wasn't the Gregg, nor Chandler, nor
Pitman system, but an altogether different
kind. and can you imagine it, Gertrude
Houlihan was the teacher.
TH E SASSAM ON
"She is n wizard and has invented this
new shorthand system, which has far sur-
passed any other method. Why, I think
even I could do it," explained Shirley.
"Vous allez eerire aujourd hui," I heard,
as I entered another room. There was
Patty Buckley, with her tongue wagging
away at French. lShe probably has Miss
Dyer to thank for thatl.
As the college was so popular, it was nec-
essary to have an evening class and Helen
Bates had full charge of it. ll wager that
class was a lively one.l In a little building
off from the main one, could be heard, now
and then, a squeal.
"Goodness, what have you, a piggery
"0 no, that is our newest department."
So over we went. It was a normal clam,
under the direction of Madeline Hayes and
Mary McNeil, who were teaching the girls
to become kindergarten teachers. The
girls were on the floor, learning games for
amusement. We sure do envy their fu-
After leaving the college, Alma drove
to a garage for some gas. Beneath a large
Dodge car, I could see two feet sticking
out. Alma honked the horn and out popped
a face, smeared with grease.
"It's a wonder you couldn't come around
when one wasn't busy," exclaimed a voice,
as she wriggled out from under the car.
"Well, if it isn't Dot," the person ex-
claimed. I was at sea, I could not make
out who the grease-smeared person was.
I cudgeled my brain to remember, at last
I had it-"Lorena Lockhart, well of all
things." Despite the grease we had to
shake on it. After a short confab, we once
more started on our trip about the out-
skirts of the town.
Up, up, up we went till we came to the
top of a high hill and before us appeared
a large mansion. "Whose is that?" I in-
"That belongs to a multimillionairef' ex-
plained Alma. "Florence Fisk."
"Florence? Why-how did she get that
"Oh, she became a star actress and made
her millions in the play. "Taming of the
Shrew." She is at present working at a
studio in Mexico."
Well, well, I'm so glad I'm a friend of
Florence, maybe she'll remember me when
she has too much money.
About a mile farther along we came to
what appeared to be a farm. For a long
distance we could see nothing but bright
yellow hen houses. Soon we came to a
small yellow house, with a large wooden
hen out on the lawn, with the inscription:
"Kackelberrys For Sale. Marjorie Ham-
mond, Proprietor." Marjorie told me that
Harriet Kingman, her cousin, was her part-
ner and had been very successful in con-
triving dainty containers for shipping their
products. So Marjorie and Harriet were
still together, isn't that fine.
"Now you must go out a little further
into the country and visit our animal hos-
pital," said Marjorie. I needed no urging.
When we arrived. we asked for the super-
intendent and out came Teresa Bianchi. I
found out later, but not from Teresa, as
she is a little modest, that the hospital
was especially founded for stray cats and
dogs. It had already been estimated by
statisticians that nine hundred ninety nine
lives had been saved, but of course it would
be necessary to divide that figure by nine,
as most of the patients were cats. It was
getting late so we returned to the boarding
After supper I picked up a newspaper
which I discovered was the community
paper, "The Ladytalk Breeze" edited by
Josephine Hall. "Remember how Josephine
used to be running around with pad and
pencil at the basket ball games? Well, she
had followed this for her vocation and now
was publishing a very interesting paper.
As I looked over the pages, a famiilar face
appeared before me and the heading read:
"The Second Dorothy Dix, by Gladys Bald-
win." I can just imagine the great com-
petition it was causing. The following page
was given over to cartoons. They were
really quite clever and funny, so much so,
that I laughed aloud.
Why what is it?" asked Pearl.
"These cartoons drawn by Mary Mc-
Grath. Aren't they clever?"
"Yes and one of the largest New York
papers has accepted her cartoons. She is
now on the road to her millions."
"0 come quick and listen in on the
radio," shouted Pearl's husband excitedly.
"Station I-C-U. Next on the program will
be a talk on Health and Diet by Miss
Goldie Halperin." Then came the familiar
voice of Goldie. She talked for about ten
minutes when suddenly, everything went
blank. We waited-
"Station I-C-U. We are sorry, but Miss
Halperin will be unable to finish her talk
as she has laryngitis and has suddenly lost
her voice"-but I remember once when that
happened back in High School. Seeing
Goldie has signed off, I returned to my
paper to read the town locals.
"Mildred Fish will sail Saturday on the
Leviathan for France, where she will finish
business transactions for the great concern
of Woolworth Company, New York." So
Mildred had obtained a high position with
Woolworth's. fWonder which floor she
works on.J Farther down the column 1
read: "Josephine Lee, the great actress of
French productions is now playing the lead-
ing role in "La Veuve Gaie," "The Merry
Widow." If she plays in New York, I
surely shall have to go and see her.
The next night I attended a concert given
by "The New England Players."' After
getting settled in my seat, I looked about
me and saw many familiar faces. The
hall was beautifully decorated, even on the
ceiling, with wonderful paintings. Joseph-
ine Keating evidently saw me gazing at the
masterpieces, so leaned over and told me
that Dorothy Boyle was the artist.
"Not really! Well, Dot always was clever
with the paint brush."
"Yes," replied Josephine, "and she is
now engaged at painting the portrait of the
We could say no more, for someone was
playing a violin. There on he stage stood
Margaret Plouffe playing away. It was
marvelous the way she handled the instru-
ment, but Margaret always was a star on
the violin. Next was a soprano solo by
A1-line Gallant. O what a sweet voice,
but we were not surprised at all. I was
told later that she had studied in her home
town, then finishing a season with the great-
est opera company in the world, then out
stepped Edith Buckler, the great reader,
who read the play, "So This Is London,"
which was done exquisitely.
Between the acts of the play, solos were
rendered by Arline and Margaret. The
pianist I did not seem to know, so had
"She is an out of town lady," explained
Josephine. "Sylvia Brown used to play
for them but at one of the concerts, a great
musician was present and discovered her
wonderful talent, so she is now studying in
Europe." The hours slipped away and the
concert was declared one of the season's
The next morning I decided to go to
'town and visit the stores so I went to
the telephone to call Alma for a car. Of
course I expected quick service, but instead
I waited. I waited so long that I was
about to report the operator when a sweet
voice spoke. "Number, please?" I was
stunned. Why where had I heard that
voice before--and then it came to me in a
flash. "Hello, Dot," I exclaimed. The op-
erator became indignant and asked in n
sever tone, "Number, please?"
'Why Dorothy Deschamps, don't you
know my voice?" I then told her who it
was and we had a friendly little talk, ex-
changing the town gossip. I then put my
call through and Alma was to come for me
at ten o'clock. At the time appointed, I
heard Almaa's car so went out. Away we
went, but had not gone far when we
heard a whistle. Alma stopped and up
stepped a polieewoman, none other than
"Here, what are you thinking of driving
at this rate of speed? O, it's you Alma,
is it? Well, you know, you shouldn't drive
so fast, so just be careful hereafter.
"Aren't you going to speak to me, Gert-
"Why I just can't place you," she said,
so I had to tell her who it was.
"O yes! I remember you now," Well,
seeing it's you with Alma, why, of course,
I won't report this, but remember Alma."
As we entered the town, we came to a
large building which was the Galsburgh
I.ihrary. "O that reminds me, I want to
get a book." So in I went, found my book
and went to the desk. "Shades of Shakes-
peare.-Eunice Putnam! IIow's the library
going? Sure looks natural to see you be-
hind a desk."
"Have you seen Bernice Carr yet?"
"No, where is she?"
"She's down stairs in the Children's li-
brary." So down stairs I went to see
Bernice. Sure enough, there she was tell-
ing fairy stories to a group of young-
sters. I stayed just long enough to say,
"How-do," then went out to where Alma
"f'lang, clang," came a bell from behind
us and suddenly a large, red fire engine
whizzed by us, with Agnes Collins at the
wheel. Agnes used to he great for whiz-
zing through the town and she's still at
We came to a small store with very at-
tractive dresses in the windows. As l
was sadly in need of a dress, I went in.
From behind a curtain stepped Winifred
"Fan I help you? Why, hi, Dot!" ex-
"What are you doing here?" I inquired.
"Well, you sec," went on Winnie, "Eliz-
abeth Roberts founded this dress-making
establishment and makes all the dresses,
while Rose Shaughnessy takes trips to Par-
is to get ideas. You know, Rose always did
have very good ideas on glad rags. Then
Iiliazbeth had to have someone as business
manager and also to attach French names
to the dresses, so the only one suited for
that kind of work was Marie Hogan, there-
fore, she is here, too. Every store needs
a clerk, so that's myself," explained Win-
After purchasing a dress, something told
me it was dinner time, so on coming to an
:attractive tea-room, called "The Three
Dots." I went in. No sooner was I seated
when up stepped Dorothy Gray with a
bill of fare.
"Of I know now why this place is
called "The Three Dots." Where are the
"Well Dot McGonigle is the supervisor
of the kitchen and Dot Klein is cashier over
there in the cage," explained this Dot.
The food was delicious, many thanks to
Dot McGonigle, and when I went to pay
for it, I was so glad I was an old friend
friend of Dot Klein as she made me pay
for the check by telling her about myself.
My next stop was at a strange place and
I never would have gone there if it hadn't
been for the infomation Alma furnished
me. It was at the Undertaker's Rooms.
The man did not interest me, it was his
wife, Theresa Murphy. O! how married
life had changed her. Not once while I
was talking with her did she roll her eyes,
and you know that's qute unusual for her.
As usual, Theresa had lou of news and
after a half hour's talk, I just had to tear
myself away from her.
On going out on the Main Street again,
my atttention was attracted by a store,
painted bright green with the sign, "Ma-
haney and Greenleaf" over the door. I
knew instantly that it was probably a rival
of other five and ten cent stores, and on
entering I saw Anna walking about, evi-
dently floor supervisor.
"Wearing out shoe leather for a change
-Hey, what? What does Elizabeth do?"
"Oh! she looks out for the financial end.
Quite smart at figuring, you know."
"Use Lord's Hair Tonic," loomed before
us as we proceeded down the street. "Don't
suppose that means Evelyn Lord," flashed
through my mind. So in I went for in-
formation. Sure enough and Evelyn hap-
pened to be there. During the bobbed
hair era, Evelyn had cut hair for a living.
I can remember when she did that, back
in the locker room at Natick High. Now
that long hair was the fad, she had invent-
ed a hair tonic whch had been a great help
to all bobbed hair victims of a few years
before. Evelyn had even tried it on her-
self and now had beautiful long tresses,
but how it did change her.
As Alma and I were about to leave and
return to the boarding house, along came
"Blanche! What a stranger."
"Yes, I am rather, but you see, my busi-
ness is so rushed, that I hardly find time
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"What is this business that is so press-
"Why, I am manager of the Matrimonial
Bureau and applications are coming in so
fast, we haven't enough on the waiting list
to fill the wants."
I had not been back to the boarding house
more than fifteen minutes when up the
driveway came Stella Meagher. I thought,
of course, she was coming to call on me,
but no, she was a saleslady for a large shoe
concern. You know, Stella always used to
say she never had any shoes, so now she
make people buy seven or
was trying to
eight pairs, as she used to do herself.
While Stella was there, along came Rob-
erta Parker, doing what she always used
to do-trying to make people pay what they
owed. She was town tax collector. I hope
she has better luck getting taxes, than she
did when she was collecting personal write-
ups. back at school.
Stella and Bobbie had been gone about
half an hour, when the door-bell rang again.
It was a book agent and, much to my sur-
prise, was Lillian Rosenthal. No one could
help but buy a book, after being told about
it, especially in Lillian's breezy way.
There was a town meeting that night,
but I was too tired to go, as I had been
quite busy, as you know, during the day,
and on the morrow I was invited to. visit
the circus grounds, and time was growing
short, as I was to start on again for Cali-
forriia. I did hate to miss the town meet-
ing, as I was told Amelia Aitken was town
clerk. I presume she is now so used to
town meetings, that one could put a wrong
nomination before her, and she would re-
It was with great excitement that I start-
ed out nert morning for the circus grounds.
Why! I hadn't been to the circus since
the good old days at Natick. It was adver-
tised as a refined circus for refined people,
under the personal direction of Katherine
Daniels and Dorothy Davies. Their high
ideal was to elevate the circus as others
had elevated the stage in days gone by.
After the show, I just had time to make
my train for California, for I was continu-
ing my journey that nightg and as I finally
stood on the back platform of the observa-
tion car, watching, with tears in my eyes.
the group of girls, waving their handker-
chiefs, and as the train rushed faster and
faster toward the Golden Gate, my heart
sang, not a mournful farewell, but a gay
"au rcvoir," for I knew that we should
THE CIVIC DUTY OF A HIGH SCHOOL
Assuming at the outset that in the Unit-
ed States all men, young and old, who think
at all, realize the importance of citizenship.
the first step is, therefore, to define it ac-
curately and in so doing we may then enu-
merate and briefiy elucidate the various du-
ties of a high school graduate.
We have, during our four years of high
school training, secured a foundation which
will enable us to become real, worth-while
citizens, the type of citizens which is need-
ed in this great democracy of ours, for on
the moral character of its citizens depends
the future welfare of our country.
We must all be good citizens. Merely to
live without actually breaking the laws
does not constitute good citizenship, ex-
cept in the narrow sense of
those who openly or covertly
laws which they have helped to make. The
word "good," as applied to
means something more positive and affirm-
ative than mere passive obedience to sta-
tutes, if it has any meaning at all.
The good citizen, if he would deserve
the title, must be one who performs his
duties to the state and who, in due propor-
tion, serves his country. A man may not
be a bad citiezn--he may pay his taxes and
commit no statutory offenses, but if he
gives neither service to his country, nor
any help to the community in which he
lives, he cannot properly be called a good
Assuming, then, that good citizenship
necessarily implies service of some sort to
the state, the country, or the public, what
must be the civic duty demanded from the
high school graduate? The high school
graduate must do something active and use-
ful in the community in which he lives. He
should know and realize the good points
and also the shortcomings of his town. It
is in the ordinary, every-day affairs of gov-
ernment that the attention of all good citi-
zens is most necessary.
It is then that those who constitute the
undesirable and objectionable elements get
control, for they are always on the watchg
and to defeat them it is essential that those
and honest government
watch, too. The idea
spare the time without
who desire good
should be on the
that they cannot
detriment to their own affairs is a mistake.
The high school graduate must also be
educated. He has been given every oppor-
tunity for a good foundation-good schools,
good teachers, and a willing, helpful public
at all times interested solely in his welfare
and development. Granted these things,
it is our duty to them and to those who fol-
low us to make the best of what we have
and to profit by our mistakes, so that we
can lead our educational institutions to a
greater degree of perfection
But we cannot do this by shirking or re-
fusing to do our part in this development.
If we can go to college, we should go. We
are not true citizens if we pass the chance
by. The greater the education of its chil-
dren the greater will be the development
and progress of that community, and if we
are not interested in that, then we fall
It is not a matter of choice whether a
man shall trouble himself about affairs
of government in his community, or con-
fine himself to his business, his profession,
and his pleasures and leave others to gov-
ern-it is a matter of obligation which can-
not be avoided by any intelligent man who
has any understanding of the government
under which he lives. The essestial feature
of our government is that the burden rests
upon all men, and that no one can devote
himself wholly to his business or his pleas-
urrs without shirking a duty. Do we not
know that government in a democracy can-
not be successful unless all take part, ac-
cording to their capacity? There is no
man free from responsibiilty. The selfish
n'en who have special interests at stake
are going to take partg the bitter and prej-
udiced men whose hearts are filled with
hatred are going to take party the corrupt
men who want to make something out of
the government are also going to take
part. Consequently the forces of unsel-
tishness, of self control, of public honesty,
of justice, of public spirit and love of coun-
try must be used against them, and these
demand from us every possible contribution
of personality and power that we,as future
citizens, can give.
Therefore, we have a two-fold duty.
We must be active and useful and we must
avail ourselves to the fullest extent of the
chances we have to become educated. But
above all, we must stand shoulder to shoul-
der, not asking the ancestry or creed of our
comrades, but demanding only that they
be in very truth Americans and that we
all work together heart, hand and head,
for the honor and greatness of our country,
state, and community.
THOMAS E. KELLY
We, the class of 1925 of the Natick
High School, being of sound and disposing
mind and memory, do make, constitute,
and declare this to be our last will and
testament, hereby revoking any and all
wills or testamentory writings by us, here-
tofore, at any time, made.
I. To the faculty we bequeath the mem-
ory of the great pleasure of having
looked upon our beautiful and intelli-
gent faces for four years, and the still
greater pleasure of not having to look
upon them for four years more.
II. We bequeath to Mr. Archibald a de-
tective and a few blood-hounds, hoping
they will be of some future use.
III. To Mr. Collins we bestow an approved
umpire to be used when we play Way-
IV. To Mr. Larsen we leave a package of
V. We bequeath to Miss Morrill another
pair of sneakers to replace the ones that
were bequeathed to her last year that
seem to have been lost.
VI. To Miss Ellison the class bestows
many thanks for the help she has given
during the Senior Play and other activ-
VII. To Miss Sweet we leave a supply of
Morris chairs, that she may distribute
them to those who suffer from an early
attack of Spring fever.
VIII. We bequeath to Miss Coulter "The"
Book on how to make pupils follow di-
IX. To the Freshman Class we bequeath
our great intellectual supremacy upon
the condition that there be a 10094 en-
rolment on the honor roll for the first
X. We bestow upon the Sophomore Class
some of our vast wealth, so that the
Seniors may have the honor of being
invited to their prom.
XI. To the Junior Class we bequeath all
the dignity and honor that should be-
come them in their future position as
Seniors, our laws of unity, and a book,
entitled "Get Rich Quick."
XII. The hair sheared from the heads of
the female members of our class, we
give to this school for the purpose of
making a new mat for the front door.
XIII. "Yump" Wilson's gentle ways with
the women we leave to Bobbie Donovan.
XIV. To Florence Frost we bequeath Ar-
line Gallant's ambition to be a hairdress-
XV. To "Hank" Connolly we bequeath a
new volume of "Wise Cracks."
XVI. To "Sheik" Bowker we bequeath
one bottle of Slikum.
XVII. We leave to Billie Hopf a book, en-
titled "How to Grow," written by "Dink"
XVIII. Jim McFee leaves to Vic Rogers
his remedy for getting over bashfulness.
XIX. Joe Byrne leaves his position as cap-
tain of football to our star athlete, Ted
XX. A pair of dancing pumps, much in
need of repairs as a result of constant
usage ,belonging to Sara Gibbons, we be-
stow upon Dot Damon.
XXI. Roger Russell's ambition to be a
constant conqueror of the captivating
sex we leave to Eliot McSwan.
XXII. Evelyn Lord leaves the captaincy
of the famous basket-ball team of '25
to Vera Swenson.
XXIII. "Dunk" Bowen bequeaths his
knack of permanent waving to Red
XXIV. We bequeath to Helen McMahon,
Dorothy Hayes' gift of gab.
XXXV. Edith Buckler leaves a little of
her bashfulness to Mabel Stone.
XXVI. To Paul Hughes we bequeath
"Skinny" Richardson's love for plaid
XXVII. Theresa Murphy leaves her henna
rinse to Irene Shea.
XXVIII. To "Bren" Graham we be-
queath an alarm clock, to arouse him
on cold, wintry mornings.
XXIX. Goldie Halperin bequeaths a little
of her robust plumpness to Isabel John-
XXX. Winnie McGee leaves her nifty hair
cuts to "Penelope" Church.
XXXI. Ralph French's original manner of
combing his hair is bestowed upon John
XXXII. "Mac" McGowan's devotion for
Wellesley we bequeath to "Brud" Mur-
XXXIII. Tom Kelly's Kuppenheimer style
of attire is left to "Tubber" Disney.
XXXIV. Walter Grady's ambition to be-
come Chief of Police in his home town is
left to Edward Bransfield.
We hereby constitute and appoint our
trustworthy teachers, Mr. White and Mr.
Gardner, to be co-excutors of this. our last
Will and Testament.
In witness whereof we have hereunto
set our hand and seal, this twentieth day
of May, one thousand nine hundred and
Class of 1925
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GUESS nf 1925
Yes, this is Amelia Maud Aitken. If
AMELIA AITKEN Amelia will kindly step out from behind
those new head-lights, we'll acknowledge the introduction. As a slight word of warn-
ing, we might caution you about closing the doors carefully behind you when
Amelia is around, for the sight of one being closed by a breeze is inclined to make
Amelia slightly nervous, and we should hate to see anything happen to those goggles.
You should see Amelia play basket-ball! With shouts of "tackle 'em low, boys,"
she surely does go at 'em. As for playing baseball--words fail me! She is some
pitcher! On the whole, Amelia is a pretty good kid, even though she does come
from Bermuda. Framnigham Normal is going to see what it can do for her next
year, then Amelia will go out into the wide world and teach the little children their
A B C's. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the children.
"Doug" is one of the boys who prefers the
DOUGLAS ATKINSON balmy atmosphere created by the "Windy
Charles" to the good old terra iirma of Natick proper. This in part accounts for
"Doug's" being such a good foot-ball player, as he developed good condition running
for the bus every morning. Besides being a member of the foot-ball team, he was a
member of the Glee Club and custodian of the bicycle room for the last two years.
"Doug" is interested in the raising of hen fruit and we wouldn't be surprised to see
his picture on the cover of the "Poultry Magazine," as the "Champion Egg Produc-
er of Massachusetts."
Gladys always wears a smile, which prob-
GLADYS BALDWIN ably means she is content with school life
and has no other worries. When school is coming to a close, at the end of a day,
Gladys is always heard to remark, f'I must do this much studying tgnightf' That
perhaps is good judgment. YOU Would be surprsed but Gladys has an Autograph
b00k HOW- I SUPPOSC as 1011? HS it is all the fad, Gladys must be in line.
Helen is another one of these quite people
HELEN BATES from Wellesley Park. She has spent her
four years being very studious, with the result that she expects to be certified for
Framingham Normal School next year. Helen has not taken a very great part in
activities, as her time outside of school has been taken up in reading and studying.
The Senior girls, however, will rememberher as "guard" on their Senior Class Team!
She was also a member of the Dramatic Club in Junior year. Heeln, we wish you
success at Framingham and as a teacher!
Teresa is the young lady that furnished so
much entertaining music for us all through
our four years. She belonged to the Dramatic and Glee Clubs and the Orchestra,
doing her bit in all three. Teresa has wonderful wavy hair. We certainly admit
that she's got the Marcelle skun a mile. There is a more conservative side to Ter-
esa,-next year Framingham Normal is honored by her enrollment in the Freshman
PAGE TWENTY-SIX THE SASSAMON
. On the nineteenth day of May, in the year
FRANK BISHOP Urrankle, of our Lord one thousand nine hundred
and eight, was born, in the city of Dorchester, Massachusetts, a boy who received as
his first great honor, his father's name, "Frank." Passing over a few years we find
that in 1914 he is living in Natick, in the same state. In 1921, he, with more than
a hundred girls and boys, entered Natick High School. This class,-which was
looked down upon by the upperclassmen, as are all Freshman classes,-has become
the largest and probably the most celebrated class which has ever graduated from
Natick High. Near the head of the list of its famous alumni will be the name of
Frank Bishop, for doubtless he will continue in his quite, unassuming manner to
approach the height of his ambition. which, we believe, is to be senior partner of Lee,
lligginson 8: Company. '
J. Richard came to our class as a graduate
J' RICHARD BOWEN of the Bacon School, where he first became
interested in the acquiring of knowledge. He is one of those long-legged, happy-go-
lucky lads. The only things that worry Dick, are money and workg he loves the
money, but hates the work. Dick has always been a popular member of our class,
holding many positions on our committees and class offices, as well as being an all-
round good scout. We will always remember Dick for his fiashy shirts and "trick"
sweaters. He certainly gave our school a collegiate touch. What Dick will become,
we are not prepared to say, but according to present indications, it is highly probable
that we will know him in the future as J. Richard Bowen, Butter and Egg "King."
I guess very few of us need an introduc-
DOROTHY BOYLE tion to Dot. She has won fame in several
activities. Dot was Secretary of the Commercial Club. She is also known as the
girl who so splendidly took the part of Mrs. Barrington, in the Senior play, "Hon-
or Bright-." I notice that Dot isn't getting thin over it, but to tell you the truth, l
really think that she would love to be able to attend Exeter. There'e no need for
me to tell you that Dot believes in living up to her motto, "Better late than never."
, , "Charlie," as he is known, is another of the
CHARLES BRANAGAN poor mortals who has to run the Marathon
every morning to catch the "bus" from South Natick. In school, Charlie appears to
be very quiet, but he has proved that this is not always the case, for he has taken
part in two plays representing clubs to which he, belonsg. We all ermember the
Dramatic Club sketch, "At the Movies," also the French play. Next year will prob-
ably see Charles in the Boston School of Pharmacy, and after that we shall prob-
ably see a new drug store in South Natick, known as the "Branagan Drug Store."
We wish him luck and hope he'll always get his prescriptions right.
f His initials sound like fireworks, but when
BILL BRANSFIELD he isn't as tough as all that. Willie, if we
may take the liberty to call him that, comes to us from the city of South Natick. In
t.he fall of 1920 he, and about one hundred more of us, clamored at the golden
gates of our stately edifice, craving for education. That was four years ago. Now
Bill is a lot wiser in more than one way He has learned that he can stay in a show
in Boston, for four hours, for a thin dime and get home in time to eat dinner. Well,
we sincerely hope that Bill will make his mark in the world. He will, too, even if
he has to use a pick and shovel to lo it. We are inclined to believe that he will set
the world on fire, if he has enough matches. .
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GERTRUDE BROWN Sertrude is one of thoseiquiet maids, who
oesn t say much, but thinks a great deal.
She has been with us only a half-year, so she may not be acquainted with many.
Quiet and reserved, she attends strictly to her own affairs. We do wish that we
knew Gert better, for we are confident that her friendship would be valuable and
When it come to piano playing, get Sylvia!
SYLVIA BROWN Although she was forced to leave us for a
long time, because of illness, neither her music nor her lessons suffered, as she soon
made them up. Sylvia's ambition is to beta nurse and we all hope that some day
she will be able to realize this dream. The orchestra was very fortunate in having
Sylvia at the piano. The Glee Club also claims her as one of its members. In a
few words, Sylvia is an all-round Senior.
Wh' n she appeared in our midst, she wore
EDITH BUCKLER her dark tresses long, and so she continued
for three and three-quarters of the time of our study in the Natick High School.
But as our day of departure from this fair building approached, she entered the king-
dom ,of Flapperdom, by casting aside her long and flowing tresses and adopting the
shingle. Everyone agrees that it suits her very well. Often she has entertained us
with her splendid readings. During her Senior year, she served us the delicacies
of the High School lunch counter. "A nice, big, fat cream puff, Edie," was heard fre-
quently, through the wire cage. Characteristically she was willing to oblige as far
as she was able.
When we Freshmen elected our class offi-
PATRICIA BUCKLEY cers, in 1921, Patty was our secretary, and
that year she was also elected one .of the Freshman editors of the Sassamon. Her
Sophomore year she became Sophomore editor of the Sassamon, and her Junior year
saw her again an editor for her class. In the Junior year she became our Vice-Pres-
iilent. Besides these activities she was elected Vice-President of the newly-formed
"Circle Francais," and was on the executive board of the Dramatic Club. Senior
year, Patty became one of our Senior class editors of the Sassamon, and was raised
to the position of "Madame" la presidente' of the French Club. She was again a
member of the Dramatic Club, but best of all, she became one of the envied few
in the Pro Merito Society. We wish her all success and luck in her college career.
JOSEPH HJOEH BYRNE Trying to write something original about
Joe is as easy as selling snowplows in Pan-
ama, it ean't be done. In his four years at N. H. S., Joe has been a member of
the football, baseball and basket-ball teams, being captain of the championship
teams of 1924-25. He is also president of the Athletic Council and a member of
the Glee Club and the Dramatic Club, besides being the champion banana eater of
the school. As a student, we find Joe up among the "top notchersf' Joe can speak
every language but Greek, and they are all Greek to Joe. Joe's ambition is to be
an expert plumber and I am sure we all hope that he succeeds.
PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT THE SASSAMCIN
Edward Canzano, whose ambitions have
EDWARD CANZAN0 been on the high C's, has served well his
term in High School and the "Music Box," as well. Being of shy nature and reluc-
tant in imparting to others where he obtained hs perpetual hair comb, we wonder if
he could tell us truthfully where he was presented with the black eye, on a cer-
tain day last April? Aside from that, "Eddy" has worked diligently, strumming on
his Nuke," and annoying the populace in general, with his harmony and latest song
, , Like all Bunnies she is always up to tricks,
BLRNICL CARR when will Room eleven forget April first?
Running like a rabbit, she not only hurries herself, but keeps everyone else on the
jump and is an hour early, by this time-saver, on many occasions. But she isn't
all Bunny, for she can sing. She has sung in the Girls' Glee Club, for three years.
She is a very competent hand at the lunch counter and well feared by all children
who visit the Public Library.
Gilbert Clarke was born in the year nine-
GILBERT CLARKE teen hundred and eight, exactly one hun-
dred years after the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Who knows, maybe he will be fa-
mous, too. Gilbert moved from Fall River to the lively little town of South Natick,
it was a wise move, but after a while he decided that it was a little too dead for him,
so he moved to a distirct in Natick, called "Cat Hill." Not long after he moved to
this interesting district, he took up the trade of slaughters, becoming an expert
in a short time. And as the two trades travel side by side, he became a real girl
"killer." It seemed to come natural to him. "Gil" is now a Senior in the class
of '25 of the Natick High School. He has perhaps achieved his purpose and maybe
in five or six years Ui we may ali expect an invitation, but as for his life trade, he
has yet a little to learn, for he has just reached the position of assistant manager.
. Agnes will never have to use rouge, for
AGNES COLLINS the minute one speaks to her a blush a-
pears, which helps to keep her school-girl complexion. At noon Agnes is heard to
say from the lunch counter, to the boys, "Get in line," and they immediately obey
her. To the girls she turns, with a sweet voice, "What can I do for you?" or "One
at a time, please." The reply, hurriedly given, is "Got a hot dog or a weenie?"
"Special lunch and some ice cream-quickly, please, as I am hungry," heard from
another. After school and home work are completed, Agnes enjoys driving her car
along the highways. On starry, moonlight evenings the seat by her side is occu-
pied. Ag is popular with contagious diseases. They never seem to slight her. This
does not alter her usual good humor, though.
Known to some as "Fran," to others as
"Conroy," anyway he was the regular
"Jerry on the Job" during the football season. As a dancer, "Fran" is a regular
"jazz-hound." On the night of every dance he is sure to call up a young lady on
"Cathill" and ask, '!Will you go with me me tonight?" "Fran's" great on shows.
The Gayety and the Casino are also his delights. His greatest ambition is to become
a millionaire, and we bet he will gain this height before many years.
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KATHERINE DANIELS It is unusual to find a person whosetal-
ents are so extremely opposite ln position
and quality. In reality there isn't so much space between Kathie's head and toes.
That may be the explanation. In scholarship Kathie ranked third in our class. As
a graceful toe dancer she occupies a singular position. What would N. H. S. have
done without Kathie's smiling cheerfulness? Wherever her name appears on a pro-
gram, we know there will be at least one number we will like.
When the portals of Natick High School
DOROTHY DAVIS opened to admit the future class of 1925,
an attractive blonde by the name of Dorothy Davies, better known to her friends
as "Dot," was among the freshies. Cochituate claimed her the latter part of her
Freshmen year, but it seems that Natick's attractions were greater, because she was
back again in her Sophomore year. Junior year, Dot was the pride of all the Prom-
goers, for she had no other than "Dancing Dan" as her escort. Dorothy is a popular
member of the Dramatic Club and the French Club. In the fall, Framingham will do
its level best to make a demure teacher of her. Natick's loss will be Framingham's
While in High School, he studied chemis-
HARRY DAVIS' try and seemed to take great interest in
the subject, for he soon changed his profession from a grocer to a druggist, taking
a position as head clerk in Twitchell's Drug Store, where he has remained, accord-
ing to latest reports, to this day. Perhaps, some time in the future after much study-
ing and perhaps a few years with the United Drug Stores of Boston or New York,
we may be hearing of Harry Davis, the leading druggist in that great firm, or we
may see as we pass along the streets of Natick, the sign "Harry Davis, Pharma-
DOROTHY DGSCHAMPS Dot is small in stature and has rather dark,
wavy hair, which we all rather admire.
She is a good typist, but do we know what a very good telephone operator she is?
We all know if we call from Natick and Dot is the operator, we get very good ser-
vice. But Dot may tire of being a telephone operator, and if we may judge by her
Senior essay, we may see her starting a stylish fashion shop, having the very lat-
est styles direct from Paris. And so Dot has a career. Dot also.played on the class
hasket-ball team and served on the candy committee.
Joe hails from the wilds of Squash End and
JOSEPH DRISCOLL his one ambition is to become a registered
druggist. fHe's one now, but not registeredl. From the early part of his Senior
year to the last days he made it a practice to be tardy at least twice a week, a fine
practice! Did you ever notice his permanent hair waves? Once in a while one hears
a melodious voice and upon investigation we find it belongs to Joe. Many are in-
clined to believe that at some future date, the class of 1925 will boast of a rival to
John McCormack. I could write for hours and hours, telling all the snappy stories
I know about our "Joe," but there is such a thing as being too personal. Nuff Sed.
me 1-1 THIRTY 'mg SASSAMOIQ
DAGMAR ERIKSON Eagmar, otherwise known as "Dalnmer,"
y some one who cannot pronounce it, has
been with us for four years. During her four years at High School, Dagmar has
been training to be a math teacher. At the time of the Junior Prom, she was on
the decorating committee. In her Senior year she has been a member of the Dram-
atic Club, being in a one-act play, "At the Movies," which was a complete success.
Dugmar, was also one who helped make the "Tea and Whist" a success. Dagmar,
we hear, intends to go to Wellesley College, next year. We hope by then that she
will have tamed that blush,-especially when Pine Street is mentioned, one sees
that suspicious rosy color appearing. Dagmar likes autoing also. I wonder what
kind of a car she likes best, a Rolls-Royce. Jr? But all kidding aside, I know we sin-
cerely hope that Dagmar will have complete success in passing her exams for Wel-
I have known Mildred since I entered the
MILDRED FISH seventh grade, up at the Nathan Rice
School, and in every instance that I can think of she has been a very desirable com-
panion and one whom I am proud to have as a friend, for such I feel sure she is.
Mildred is of a quiet, lovable nature, yet with a sense of humor which makes her
all the more delightful. She is well liked at school, although she does not belong
to many of the "special classes." She seems, to one who does not know her, like
one with whom it is hard to be friendly, but where one knows her as I do, she would
never say that. Mildred is a good sport, and as all good sports, is liked for it. I
can not say enough in favor of one of my best and most loved friends. I am also
happy that she plans to attend Framingham Normal, so we shall still be able to con-
tinue our friendship.
Dramatic Club, Glee Club, Athletic Asso-
FLORENCE FISK ciation. First and foremost, Florence is
the truest friend anyone would wish to possess, always there when you want her.
As for studies, she has always done them faithfully, to the delight of all the teach-
ers. A star in the History class, she shines brightly, rain or shine.
Sure and steady Upon this friend,
Always ready We soon depend
Her knowledge to impart With her loving loyal heart.
It was in March, 1924, that a little Titian
blonde, named Norma Fleming, decided to
join us. Previouslylshe had been a student at the Academy of Assumption, at Wel-
lesley Hills. Norma has been trying very hard to get a certificate grade in her stud-
ies, so that she will be "all set" for next year. By all appearances so far Norma is
"all set." When Norma is not busy with her studies, she can generally be found
at the movies. Norma is a great Movie Fan. If you want to know anything about
any one of the "Stars' Family Histories," the color of their hair, eyes, favorite
pastimes or anything else-ask Norma.
"Bill" Foley is a quiet and reserved young
VVILLIAM J' FOLEY man. He is very popular among his school-
mates. He is a faithful and diligent pupiltsometimesl. He once held the open mar-
ble championship of South Natick, for four days. In his younger days, he used to
trap fur-bearing animals, principally one black and white animal. which has an ob-
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One of the proud contributions the class
AGNES FLYNN of '25 offers to the world is "Agg" Flynn.
She is short, sweet, with lovely brown curly hair, which is the envy of her class-
mates. Altho "Agg" is a firm rooter for Natick High, we notice that Wayland
comes next. But then, we don't blame her for her interests in that direction. She
shines brilliantly in the commercial department, capturing many prizes with her nim-
ble fingers speeding away on the typewriter. She comes from that great metropolis
otherwise known as Felchville. Agnes' ambition is to be secretary to Harry Denni-
son and we hope that he will appreciate our Agnes when she takes his notes.
Although Gracie, as she is known to her
GRACE FORSTER friends, is our "Class Baby," one would
never think so, to look at her or to hear her talk. Everyone knows her by her
smile. She was never known to worry. She keeps things humming in the class
rooms, which is a great undertaking. She is noted for her sunny disposition and her
fondness for the "gang." She was one of the class editors of the Sassamon her first
year, a member of the Dramatic and French Clubs, her last two years. She was
elected Vice-President of the latter her Senior year.
u n lnto our midst in our Junior year there
RALPH T' FRENCH Q Red y dropped a brightly thatched lad, whom we
named "Red," who commenced then and there to make friends. We did not ap-
preciate this gift outwardly, until our Senior year, when we elected him president of
room eleven. He was one of the very few boys to win pro-merito honors and we
know how well deserved they are. As one of our celebrated class we know that he
will attain his highest goal, that is to be an electrical engineer lhead man, of
coursel, in the new branch of the General Electric Company, near his old home, in
Earl Gainsley, otherwise known as the
EARL GAINSLEY "Kuppenheimer Kid" of Felchville, may
have the makings of a second Henry Ford. At least he has had enough "Leaping
Lenas" in the last year to build a few vehicles. He is noted as a famous cross-
country driver, going to Moseley's every Saturday night, in his "car," In his
career at our school, he has become so attached to its endearing charms that he
daily finds difficulty in breaking the "home ties" each morning.
Axline is one of these persons who always
ARLINE GALLANT has a few "giggles" stored up to help peo-
ple feel bright when they're blue. During the four years at N. H. S., Arline has
taken part in many of the activities and good times of the school. During her
Junior year, Arline was a member of the Dramatic and Choral Clubs, being Presi-
dent of the latter. She is fond of Dramatics, being a very entertaining reader and
next year will see her at that work in Leland Powers' School. After that we may
expect to see her on the stage, probably taking the part of some "child," where
she can use the "baby talk," which she has practised so much here.
PAGE THIRTY-SIX THE SASSAMOL
,, ,, Harold "Red" Garvey,-at first it sounds
HAROLD RED GARVEY as if it were going to be, Harold "Red"
Grange, of universal football fame. There is a connecting link, however, as Red is
one of the pitchers of the N. H. S. baseball team, with its universal fame. Despite
the fact that "Hal," as he is sometimes called, lives in Squash End, we cannot be
too severe with him, for there is always the exception to prove the rule. Besides
being a member of the baseball team, he also belongs to the Glee Club and Dram-
atic Club. 'He is rather quiet about his future calling, but we, nevertheless, ex-
pect to see him on the stage or pitching for the New York "Giants," in some
Sarah, better known to her friends as "Sal-
SARAH GIBBONS ly," is a very charming girl. During her
High School career she has acquired many friends. When anyone is in doubt about
home work, go to Sarah and she'll tell you you all there is to know. Most every
night she is seen carrying home many books. In fact, many times her friends have
warned her that she is studying too hard. Sarah's favorite pastime is dancing. Most
every Friday night, Sarah is seen at the Casino. Without Sarah's loyal support, I
am sure the movies would be a failure. In looking back upon our High School days
we shall always remember Sarah as one of our truest and dearest friends.
From the South. In the vicinity of the
WALTER GRADY Eliot Oak, Walter may be seen dashing
lmaybei for the bus, in order to reach thc familiar scenes of his alma mater. Wal-
ter played football and sang in the boy's Glee Club. His future ambition is to de-
vise a way to lengthen the fleeting moments.
DGROTHY GRAY Dot Grail-not brown or green, and never
. smile will go a long, long way,'
Dot says. As a member of various clubs, such as Commercial and Dramatic, Dot's
right there when there's work to be done. Acting is one of her numerous talents-
ask anyone who saw the Senior Play. "Maggie" could certainly hand out black eyes
to "Watts." fShe's getting in practice for future yearsi. Having taken the Com-
mercial course for four years, her ambition seems to be, to be aomeoneh private
f Q She. isn't anything her name implies-
ELILABETH GRLENLEAF meaning the firts part of the last name.
She is very often looked up to-so uplifting, don't you know. Elizabeth belongs to
thx- Dramatic Club and certainly was a "help" towards the success of the "Mah Jong"
tea party. With her black, shiny hair and her costume, she certainly made a pleas-
ing Jap. Her ambition is to take someone's dictation, we should judge, as she is go-
ing to Chandler's, but instead, someone else will probably be listening to her dic-
Joe is one of the quieter members of our
JOSEPH HALL class. For four years he has carried on
courageously, in the face of the stiff course he has taken to enable him to enter
Ii. C., next fall. Joe has been a member of the Glee and Dramatic Clubs, for the
past two years. He has aspirations of some day becoming the owner of that great
chain of stores common from coast to coast and known as Woolworth's Five and
THE SASSAMON PAGE THIRTY-SEVEN
"Jo," as she is called by her friends, is
JOSEPHINE HALL rather quiet and very studious. Did you
ever notice how carefully the reports of the sport sof N. H. S. are always recorded
in the Globe "Jo" is the one who carefully watches the games and keeps the Globe
records! She is a good, all-round student. Although she belongs only to the Dramat-
ic Club, she is known by everyone in the school. Next year we'll see Josephine at
Framingham Normal, in the Household Art Dept., and after that- Girls! If you
want to keep your man! Get "Jo" to teach you to cook.
Goldie attends Natick High, although re-
GOLDIE HALPERIN siding in Wellesley for the past year. She
persists in the use of a marcel waver, although straight hair raged for a time. Her
voice is a "one in a thousand" type and she surely makes good use of it, as was
proved in taking the position as cheer leader. As a student she ranks first amongst
those of '25, being Valedictorian of the class. She is very prominent in school
affairs, especially debates, with everyone and anyone. With positions as business
manager of the Sassamon, Valedictorian, Vice-President of the Commercial Club,
member of the Commencement Committee and numerous other jobs, she certainly
was a "help" towards our fine reputation as the 100 C? class of 1925.
Marjorie Hammond was born in Wareham,
MARJORIE A' HAMMOND Massachusetts, April 9, 1908. She attend-
ed the Wareham public schools, also theWalpolc public schools, and in her Sopho-
more year entered the Natick High School. While attending the High School in Na-
tick, she has been a member of the French Club, Spanish Club and the Dramatic
Club. In September, Marjorie will enter Massachusetts Agricultural College, in Am-
herst, Mass. Marjorie takes a keen interest in out-of-door life, being very fond of
swimming, yachting and motoring.
Paul Heslin is one of our three-letter ath-
PAUL HESLIN letes who did a great deal to put Natick
Hiah School 011 the map, H0t Only in all spotrs, but in school work, as well. He
started playing baseball in his Sophomore year, and since then showed he could play
any game fair and square and give all he had, as all Natick High School athletes
are trained to do. Aside from this, "Fish" is quite an actor. He played the part of
"YVattS," the butler, in the Senior Play, "Honor Bright," and he surely knew his
part. He is also known as "The Rexall Kid." If, by chance, one was down town
at six or earlier, he would see Paul riding through town on his bicycle, hurrying to
open up The Rexall Store. On May 30th and on many other occasions, you can see
Paul marching through town with his musket on his shoulder, with the Headquar-
ters Company, from the Natick Armory, going to the cemetery to dedicate the
graves of veterans who had lost their lives in the past wars, After this, he has an
appetite worked up and after returning to the Armory, he hops on his bike and
pedals to his home, on Harvard Street.
ALMA HOPF , Alma is one of the celebrities of South Na-
tick, one of the suburbs of our own large
city. Don't be deceived by her name, Alma shines in the commercial department,
having to her credit many typing awards. We admire her for her friendly spirit and
pleasing personality, which she has gained during her stay at Natick High. Alma's
ambition is to learn to drive a Dodge touring car and we certainly wish her luck,
but in the meantime advise her to take out an insurance policy.
PAGE THIRTY-EIGHT THE SASSAMOIN
Marie Hogan, a wonderful little miss and
MARIE HOGAN also one of the most popular girls in the
Senior Class of 1925, is from Felchvillc. 'She has made a success of her school
career and was always fathful in helping other people with school work. Not once
did she forget to take home her books or to do the work required. Marie has been
a staunch supporter of the sports in High School. The games wouldn't have been a
success without Marie there looking on. Other than supporting school sports, she
contributes weekly to the movies. At dances Marie has always excelled and is a
much sought-for partner. We must give her credit for being mysterious over boy
friends. Last, but not least, she may be small in size, but at the lunch counter
there's nothing small about her appetite. Here's hoping Marie will keep up the
record she has succeeded in obtaining in High School.
They call him "Texas" The word "silent"
CARL HOLMGREN should precede "Texas" for he seldom
speaks unless spoken to. To some he may be better known as the iceman, as this
position kept him cool during the preceding summer. It is rumored that he gave
llarold Lloyd a great deal of information for his famous picture, "Girl Shy." He's
not bashful, just exceedingly girl-shy. He does not dance, or go very often to shows,
or games, because there are too many girls. Although he
an open interest in athletics, he secretly enjoys all games, and he
run. His greatest atheltic game is "Pitching Horseshoesf' He can
any fireman in the town. Although he has never tried for
does not show
himself likes to
throw them as
he wrote a snappy short story for the school paper and walked away with the prize.
Taking this into consideration, we may dream of him as a distinguished author in
thc time to come. Next year we expect to hear from Northeastern telling us what
an altogther brilliant student they have.
. Madeline has graced our corridors and
MADELINE HAYES classrooms for four years. She is now to
calss of 1925, but as she hasn't. Gertrude
receive her reward-a diploma. She has been faithful to her work and is very
quiet. Madeline has a very sweet soprano voice, which she used to good advan-
tage in the Glee Club. She also took part in last year's Spanish play. Her many
friends HFC' wonderimr whether she will follow her musical calling or become a
teacher de Espanol.
GERTRUDE HOULIHAN N. H. S. has not many small girls in the
Houlihan has the honor of being next to the smallest girl in our class. Of course.
she is a blond and never bobbed her hair. She has shown her talent in shorthand
and typewriting and won several awards. At some future date she hopes to attend
"Chandler Secretarial School," and may be a teacher in "Dear Old Natick High."
"Joe" hasn't much to his credit in the line
JGSEPH HUGHES of nerve, but he gets there just the same.
Rather quiet and conservative in his manners and ways, but what else could be ex-
pected when he has to his credit the honor of coming from "Sunny South"? As a
shorthand demon he finishes neck in neck with his classmates. Being marooned in
South Natick he often gets so desperate as to read the time tables and, like the
rest of them, reads library books when his "maw" is out of town.
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ANNIE KAPLAN When we think of animation versatilely.
combned with a keen sense of humor and
summed up under one head, it answers to the name of Annie Kaplan. Annie's hob-
by is dancing and she surely can shake a mean hoof- speaking about hoofs, you
should see her on horse-back. We all agree that it's cruelty to dumb animals. An-
nie belonged to the Glee and Dramatic Clubs featuring last year in a play, "The
Murder of the King's English." She also did her share in making the "Mah Jong"
tea party a success. In the future, Annie plans to run a riding school for fash-
ionable young ladies and she or the ladies will probably need many good wishes-
so semi your fiowers early.
"Joe," as she is called by her classmates, is
JOSEPHINE KEETING a demure little Miss, who has little to say,
but thinks a lot, for it is claimed that those who speak little know a lot. She for-
merly lived in South Natick and was a constant patronizer of the "one-man cars,"
but upon the advent of the bus, she took up her residence in Natick, not that she
liked Natick better. She hasn't given much of her time to activities, but concen-
trates on her lessons, having taken a commercial course in High School. It is prob-
able that she will continue in that work.
H ,, The boy Orator from Squash-End! "Tom"
TOM KELLY has the makings of a great lawyer if he
would leave the girls alone. He showed his ability to speak in our class play,
"Honor Bright," in which he was the hero. He had a slight calling for athletics. He
played basketball for a short time, but was compelled to drop this, when he found
that Senior Play rehearsals took most of his time. He has been elected our class
Orator and he has the ability to uphold the office. He is a member of the Senior
Class Executive Committee and also of Commencement Committee. His hopes are
toward high education and we hope for his success.
Harriett was born in Walpole, Massachu-
HARRIETT C' KINGMAN setts, August 6, 1908. She attended the
Walpole public schools until December 6 1922. On December 8th Harriett entered
the Sophomore class of the Natick High School. Since then, she has been a mem-
ber of the French Club, Dramatic Club and Sassamon Board. During the year
1923-23, Harriett served on the Advisory Board of the Dramatic Club and this year
as Exchange Editor of the Sassamon Board. She is a member of the High School
Orchestra, and is interested in music and art. Harriett is plannng to attend col-
lege this fall.
Dorothy is the slim little girl with the love-
DORUTHY KLEIN ly smile and charming personality. She
has to her credit the offices of Secretary of the Dramatic Society, Manager of the
Girls' Basket-ball team, Sassamon Athletic Editor and last, but not least, President
of the Commercial Club, as long as it lasted. In her spare time she captures typing
awards and is especially good at making the mimeograph go round. As star in the
Senior play, "Honor Bright," our Dorothy was nothing else but captivating. As to
Dorothy's popularity with the boys, all we can say is put her name on any ballot
and she has the entire male vote of the class. However, we very much suspect
her preference is for a certain alumnus. She has the class will in her hands, also the
goodwill of her class.
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EDVVARD HBOZOH KYTE "Bozo" hails from Somerville. A few
years ago he was tea-dancing. Now he's
busying himself with more important matters. He is president of the Student Coun-
cil and has a lively interest in local affairs. He is also ex-president of one of Na-
tick's foremost social clubs, the H. A. C. "Bozo" has a mean line, which has wend-
ed its way through the surrounding towns, and together with important matters,
local interests, and personalities, he is a good sport.
Henry Larson, a rustic lad, hails from the
HENRY LARSON realms of Nebraska Plains. During his
career at our instiution of learning, he distnguished himself, and surprised many by
his oratorical abilities. He was also noted as vender of fresh-water fish. He has a
wide knowledge of geography, having traveled to Boston three times in his quest to
appease the popular and insatiable desire for high-class furs.
Attending Natick High for four years,
JOSEPHINE LEE "Joe" has acquired much in the line of
learning and we find her name among the Pro Meritos of the class of '25, She be-
longs to the French, Commercial and Dramatic Clubs. During her Senior year
she took the part of "Annie," the maid, in the Senior Play, and certainly filled her
position, having taken the part of a maid in various other plays. As a talker, Joe
is right there and certainly knows what she's talking about, especially when it
comes to history.
If anything's wanted, find "Rena" and her
Dodge and you soon have the wanted ar-
ticle. When it comes to being obliging, no one can beat "Rena." And you can
trust your life in her care, too, because she's not only a good driver, but also a
careful f?' one. Then driving isn't her only good point! Ever hear her sing? No?
Then you've missed something. There's another thing. "Rena's" name will go
down through history as the faithful "Custodian" of the Records of that "Wonder-
ful Class of '25." She sure has been a good secretary these last two years. But
being secretary isn't the only thing she's done, though, she's been one of the Mad-
emoiselles of the "Circle Francaise," also a member of the Dramatic Club. In the
future I shouldn't be surprised to hear that she was singing in Grand Opera or
possibly driving a taxi-you never can tell what woman may do!
LORENA LOC KHART
There is no need to describe Evelyn, as
EVELYN LORD everyone knows her. She has been one of
our stars on the girls' basket-ball team for four years, a member of the Dramatic
f'Iub for two years, and a member of the Commencement Committee. As a stu-
dent, Evelyn is among the best, excelling in French, so that she could keep up a live-
ly confersation with the King of France and not be a bit feazed. Strange to say,
Lordy seems to get to school quite often just in time to be too late. It's a wonder
she wouldn't get here on time, when she has no locks to frizzle like some we know.
Among other achievements she has developed an appetite to be feared by every lunch
counter in the universe, so that besides being a heavy hitter on the basket-ball course,
she is a heavy hitter at the lunch counter.
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In interviewing Mr. Love, for this paper, I
RUFUS LOVE was given a very delicate job, as he is a
very honest, bashful youth, who has ambitions which he is about to fulfill. Since
coming to High School he has been particularly known for his typing, which has
rapidly improved day by day. His ambitions at present are centered in the Mas-
sachusetts Nautical School, which he plans to enter in September. He is the Secre-
tary of the Sassamon Board and also served as a member of the Senior Commence-
ment Day Committee. His attentions are not centered as most young men, in a
young lady, but are now centered in learning to "play" the mandolin. He wields
said instrument with a wicked pick. He will probably be heard from in later years
as captain of the "S. S. Pierce," or the "S. S. Kresge," or some other famous
nymph of the sea. In closing the interview, I think it only proper and necessary
to quote his favorte adage, it being, "Don't throw can-openers if you drive a Ford
Sedan."- -As taken from the Serborn Gazette. CPrinted by the "Cider Press"J.
Famous hero of our football eleven for
BENNY LOVEJOY three years and of the girls of the school
for four. Benny left the limits of our fair city to join those of our dearest rival,
Framingham, but continued to attend our fair institute of learning. We congratulate
him on his excellent taste. Benny is the idol of our feminine population.
Jimmie is one of the most popular boys
JAMES BICFEE of our class, being noted for his ability to
dance and blush. In the early part of his High School career Jim lived in South
Natick, but as soon as he began using the facilities of a brain powerfully developed
by a couple of years of the old N. H. S., like other boys in our class, he made a
wise move. The result is Jimmie is now a member of the H. A. C. He is a member
of the Drmatic Club and chairman of the Senior Reception Committee. For two
years he was a member of the football squad and is now sporting his red sweater
with its big HN." As to Jimmie's' future, we are a little doubtful, as is Jimmie him-
self. It would be no surprise, however, if Jim went into the movies. There is a
rumor current, that he sent his application to the "Post" movie school. Time,
alone, however, will be the only way in which we will know of his future, in
which we wish him the best of luck.
"S eed" is one of the quieter members of
ROBERT MCGEE our? class, and since his enttrance to N. H.
S. he has quietly persevered, until now, as a member of our graduating class he re-
ceives "Li'l' ol' diploma." In his four years of study Speed has found time to go
out for football for a couple of years, and was a member of the Glee Club for a year
In his Junior year he was President of his Home Room. Outside of school we find
that he is very much interested in military affairs and is a member of the National
Guard. Probably by the time of our "Next War" "Speed" will be a General in the
Navy. It is as a musician that "Speed" stars, being a pianist of considerable note.
In the autumn he expects to sail for Poland, where he will study under Rachmanin-
off, so that in the future we may not be surprised to hear "Speed" playing in Sym-
phony Hall, as the greatest American pianist.
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WINNIFRED MCGEE "Winnie" has such allurng way! She's
quiet fsometimesl, but a a good sport,
studious, but no bookworm, wise, but not an owl. If you want to hear a good joke
Ol' find Ollt .illfif when the m00Yl is going to be full, ask "Winnie." She'll never
fail YOU- We C811 l'9m0mbGl' her RS the Senior who became stooped carrying home
so many books, through lack of "something to do." And right here I might say
she always knows the advanced styles when it comes to up-to-date hair-cuts.
Wouldn't it be just terrible if the bus should have a flat tire and c0uIdn't get "Win,
Die" to school, WGN, that Certain 51110-Oyed Senior wouldn't be himself. Can't blame
him for that, though!
BLANCHE MCGLONE Rlanche 1VfcGlon.e is the young lady who
Joined the illustrious ranks our Jumor year.
Even since she has been a special student at the N. H. S. Having more outside
W0l'k than the Test Of US, she did not join in any of the activities, although she al-
ways gave her loyal support. Blanche is very quiet and unassuming and can often
be seen in our art department, where she works diligently preparing for the time
when she will become an interior decorator. We certainly wish her the best of suc-
anyway. She belongs to the Commercial
handing her dues to the Dramatic Club.
ed captain of the class basket-ball team
Dot needs no introduction-the younger
generation isn't strong for introductions,
Club, and for the past two years has been
During her freshman year she was appoint-
and has featured on the class teams ever
Mac's what the fellows term a "good
sport," the girls-well, we won't make him
buy a new hat. He's an all-round athlete and a good one, too. To be slangy, he
"fits" with everyone. He seems to see B.
C. looming up before him in his dreams and
if dreams come true, here's success to one of the best scouts going.
"Dink" has the honor of being born and
brought up in Natick-a true native flow-
er. He's very small, but he can cause a lot of excitement. His specialty is type-
writing. He can make as much speed and noise as Roger Russell's fiivver going
down Walnut Hill. You will recognize him as the handsome boy who brings around
the absent slips. QFor the benefit of the ladies, his telephone number is 762-Ml.
He has aspirations in the business world and future years will probably find him
as third assistant office-boy with the firm of Leit, Weinz, and Bier. He is one of
the star ushers at the Natick Theatre, being fifth in authority in the entire force
of four. He is he only member of the class who can comb his hair straight back
and have it touch the back of his collar. He is a shorthand expert and after a few
more years of practice he hopes to be able to write as fast as in long-hand. For all
that, he's a good l'il' feller-what there is of him.
Mary's High School years have been popu-
MARY MCGRATH lar ones. she is greatly liked by an her
friends and classmates. She is very witty and has a genius for writing, although no
one has had the benefit of it, because of her fear of publicity. She is good com-
A snappy girl like Mary Is always welcome, never the contrary.
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MARY J. MCNEIL :larly is a most willing worker.. During
er Sophomore year she was chairman of a
party given by that class. The Junior Party of the class of '25 was a success, due
largely to the efforts and work of the committee over which Mary had supervision.
Her crowning success came in this, her Senior year, when she has been the lead-
ing factor in all activities of this nature. At our Senior Play she had charge of the
Refreshment Committee, which proved to be a great financial success. Mary was
chosen for the part of "Patty" in the Operetta, "The Riddle of Isis," presented May
20, I know our Senior year will be happily remembered by all, because of the many
entertainments so artistically arranged by our friend and classmate, Mary J. McNeil.
Anna Mahaney, a little, but pretty lass,
ANNA MAHANEY comes from the section of our fair city,
commonly known as "Pussy Heights." She has labored through her course at our
High School and is ready to face the cruel, cold world for preparatory training.
She has served her apprenticeship at Woolworth's retail establishment and has read
many books on "Good Salesmanshipf' With this training we are sure that she will
become a great authority on Salesmanship some day.
"Bob," our class president, we must all
ROBERT MALONEY concede,
Conducted our meetings with tact, indeed,
And, as Bishop Carton in the Senior Play
Impressed us all in a serious way, yet, it was at hockey the
Boys admit President "Bob" made his strongest "hit."
While in the class room he was clever and bright,
For he always worked with all his might,
But above mathematics and history and all the rest
The study hall's the class-room Bob liked best.
Doris is one of our most "dignified" Sen-
DORIS MARSTON iors, always very quiet. We wonder if it's
because Wellesley Park is such a quiet place? She spends much of her time, out-
side of school, in greenhouses. Did you see her Senior Essay, "Carnarions"?
Doris' pet hobby is drawing. She is planning to go to Normal Art School, after a
Post Graduate course at N. H. S. The-n we'll probably see her as a dignified art
teacher in some large High School.
Stella hasn't a claim to very many stately
inches, but good things come in small pack-
ages! She has a sense of humor worth having. Her slogan is "laugh and the world
laughs with you-" She has a score of friends and scores a hit wherever she goes.
Her favorite car is the first one handy and her favorite song, "Charlie, My Boy."
During the four years she spent in Natick High she has acquired important knowl-
edge and gained many friends.
STELLA A. MEAGHER
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MAX MORDIS Max' is a dyed-in-the-wool Squash End en-
thusiast, being a native son and one of its
leading lights. In his four years at N. H. S., Max has made a good record in his
classes and has been very popular with his classmates. Max has been a member
of the Glee Club and the Dramatic Club for two years. In the latter part of his
year in the Glee Club, he strained one of his vocal chords and spent his vacation at
.lohn Barr's Fonservatory of Roses, recovering his voice. After a short term at the
Conservatory he severed his connections and spent the rest of the summer conval-
escing. He is now sporting his new gray sweater, which he won playing on the
basket-ball team. Max has been a member of the team for three years and was
one of its stars. Next year Max is going to the Mass. College of Pharmacy, so we
may soon expect to see him owner of a large string of drug stores, with his name
a houeshold term.
Robert Morley, otherwise known as "Bob,"
ROBERT MORLEY has won many friends by his ever congen-
ial smile. Robert has held some of the best offices our school permits. He is a nat-
ural born comedian and has held practically all of the comedian parts in our plays
from his Freshman days to the Senior Play. The only time we see Bob without a
smile is about five minutes before any hard exam and then we bet he has a hard
job trying to keep that sad face.
ROBERT M- MOYNIHAN lQBob,".as he is known by his fellow stu-
ents, is a very serious-minded young fel-
low. He is also very sociable and witty, at times, and has a tendency for certain
sports. He is an ardent hockey fan, but very unlucky in this sport, being hurt sev-
eral times the past season, while playing for the local postoffice team. He is very
popular with the police force of this community, having many thrilling experiences
with them while going home around mid-night. Bob was a student in this school, a
few years ago, but left to go to work in the "Salt-mines." He found that his am-
bition was to become a "School-mam." He intends this year to finish High School
and prepare fer his chosen vocation. Who knows but that at some future date our
children may be telling us what an old crab "Punchy" is, as many of us are now
saying about our present teachers. Let us wish Bob a very successful and happy
Everyone agrees that Shirley is conscien-
tious. Her supreme modesty in the face of
all she accomplishes, is a thing at which we shall never cease to wonder. We can't
express our appreciation of you, Shirley, but we'll look back through the years and
feel ourselves better for having known you. Salutatorian of the class, Editor-in-
Chief of "Sassamon," Dramatic Club, French Club,
. , For such a little bit of a red-headed kid,
THERESA MURPHY she certainly manages to keep in every-
thing. She certainly deserves a lot of credit, but no cash. First, we list the posi-
tion she has held, and then, if there is any room left in the Sassamon, well-Cheer
leader. vice-president of both the Senior class and Student Council. Subscription Ed-
itor of the Sassamon, and Essayist. Among the various clubs which she belonged to
were Dramatic, Glee, and Spanish-she also lends her assistance to the Commence-
ment Committee and the Executive Board. Theresa's ambition is to write a joke
book which the censors won't allow published, and then her success is assured.
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GEORGE NIMS George came with the rest of the suring
crowd seeking knowledge within the walls
of this institution of learning. He seems to have succeeded, for despite the fact
that the printing press has a lure for George he received good marks in his studies.
Ile did his bit for that all-star football team of his Alma Mater and although he did
not belong to many school societies, he was a member of the Glee and Dramatic
ROBERTA PARKER "Bobbie" came to the class of 1925 when
we were Juniors, so you see she hasn't
been with us very long. She has, however, made many friends, and takes part in
many school activities. She loves a good time and takes her place in almost every
one. Bobbie intends to be a nurse, and believe me, she surely will make a good one,
for she knows how to make you feel the best that you can. There is nobody sleep-
ing when Bobbie is around, for she never gives anyone a chance to even "Day
In the great district of Harvard Street
EDGAR M' PARSONS there was born, seventeen years ago, the
thirteenth of February, "little" Edgar. He has developed wonderfully since his
first appearaneeg as all know, he is the largest boy in the Senior class. When Edgar
was two and a half years of age, he suddenly acquired a taste for music and each
summer he played the "Sweet Potato." Later in life his taste changed and now it is
entirely in the animal line. Having been made sick from the "Sweet Potato," he
took to "Cat-gut." Socially he is very popular. He is popular with the girls, boys,
school authorities, and last, but not least, the teachers. His future life and work
will he entirely in the research laboratories, for mechanical violins.
Henry Pfeiffer, as shy and as bashful a
"native son" as South Natick ever pro-
duced, has now ended his long sojourn with us and his labors at N. H. S. We have
every reason to believe that Henry will succeed in the future, as he has succeeded
with us. Our most earnest desire -and hope is that he will recover from that cold
that made his voice scarcely audible in his Spanish class. Henry may be right-
fully called the "Early Bird," as he always gets in early in the morning.
Margaret comes all the way from the met-
MARGARET PLOUFFE ropolis of South Natick. She excels in mu-
sic. One often has the pleasure of hearing her sing in the Glee Club, or render a vio-
lin solo in the orchestra. We certainly wish her luck in her musical career. If
Framingham Normal doesn't claim her next few years, we shall doubtless hear of
her career in music if she follows the natural bent of her talents. Music hath
charms, so hath Margaret.
, Dot Pratt, our worthy Class Prophet, is an-
DOROTHY PRATT other asset. She is a tall blonde, with
"that skin you love to touch complexion," and it doesn't come off, either. Dot is
one of the class celebrities, having worked hard to put the history of the class of
'25 in gold letters. Everyone remembers how beautiful the Prom decorations were.
We can thank Dot for this. She is Vice-President of the Dramatic Club and keeps
this organization humming. Last, but not least, Dot kept up to her usual standard
as "Aunt Peggy," in the Senior Play. She has a lovely voice and all the members
of Natick High will remember the pleasure her songs gave to her audience.
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EUNICE PUTNAM "Eunie,".as she is called, is anotherione of
us who lives up to the name of "Digmfied
Senior." Although she lives almost in Framingham, she is always seen on the Na-
tick side on Thanksgiving. Real School Spirit we'll say! Eunice doesn't take
much part in school activities, but she is known and liked by her classmates. She
worked on the lunch counter during her Junior year, but did not return this year,
perhaps from disturbing dreams of walking hot dogs, smiling, soupy-faced ice cream
cones and the like. She has received typewriting awards and for a time was a mem-
ber of the Dramatic, French, and Commerfial Clubs.
RAYMOND RICHARDSON "Skinny," as he is nicknamed, is one of ,the
most popular students in the class of 25.
Ile is, as we all know, class treasurer, when he can collect the dues. "Skinny" again
comes to the front when it comes to sports. From the days of Grammar School he
has been interested in such recreation and it has developed him into a brilliant kick-
kicker and tackle on the gridiron, twirler and outfielder on the diamond. Besides
the two branches of sport, "The Legs," another nickname of his, is a whirlwind at
hockey. This year he was elected captain of the team. He helped the class of 1925
win the interclass track meet. But the most important and best-liked sport of "Skin-
ny's" is going over to Overbrook.
Bess Roberts is such a very quiet girl at
ELIZABETH ROBERTS school that we do not know much about
her. We do know, however, that she has to run for the 7.20 car, from west Na-
tick, and that she always has her breakfast in her hand. During her four years in
lligh School, Elizabeth. or Bess, as she is called, has not gone out for any of the
various clubs, so we cannot say much about her activities. But we do know that
we will all miss Elizabeth when she leaves our class and we will all remember her
as the girl who can write perfect shorthand forms.
Here is another chap hailing from "Sunny
EDDIE ROBBINS South," but we distinguish him from the
rest by his brownish-black hair, complete set of teeth, school-boy complexion and
his reputation of "I don't drink, swear, smoke stay out nights, gamble, play a saxo-
phone or wear glasses." Eddie is really very good-natured and generous, especial-
ly when it comes to handing out "Wrig1ey's," as his one ambition is to be a travel-
ing salesman for that concern, and he certainly has the gift of "gab" to go with
"Laugh and the world laughs with you"
LILLIAN ROSENTHAL could well be said of Lillian. She has a
smile for everyone and one hardly ever finds her with a "grouch on." Petite, hair
bobbed in the latest fashion, with a fondness for gay colors, Lillian is a pleasing
addition to our class. As early as our Freshman year, Lillian seemed chosen for
diamatics. In a playlct on health. in the gymn exhibition of that year, she was one
of the principal characters. Then in the Senior year, at the try-out for the class
play, Lillian was found to he the one most suited for the part of Tot Marvel, the
emotional chorus girl. She won much applause for herself with her tears and amus-
ing defiance of the world in general.
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CORINNE ROBINSON L:Crin," as she is known to her classmates,
as always been a very active member of
this class of '25. She was "right there" in basket-ball. She was also active in the
Dramatic and French Clubs and her "alto" voice received much good practice in the
Glee Clubs. "Grin" has also been a good student during these years at N. H. S., es-
pecially this Senior year, in preparing for Wellesley. We certainly hope she suc-
ceeds in passing her board exams. But we need not worry!
Roger Marcell Lysle Russell is his name in
ROGER RUSSELL full. If you saw him in the Senior Class
Play, you would agree that he is one of our very healthy Seniors, for no ordin-
ary boy could have held up his end of' that heavy trunk fit was emptyl. Roger is a
good business man, it was only a month ago that he sold his Ford for twenty-five
dollars, on account. Roger is also the young man who ruined the New England Tel-
ephone Company, by taking down the wire to use in the construction of his radio.
Roger is one of the best dressed Seniors and evidently his style appeals to the Ne-
a The first time we heard of or saw Rose
RGSE SHAUGHNESSEY was when we entered Natick High School
as Freshmen, in September, 1921. Rose lives but a stonc's throw from Framing-
ham, but we'll forgive her. In the line of activities, Rose has been quite success-
ful. She has been on the Sassamon Board for two years. We don't know if she will
ever become a Shakesperean actress or an opera singer, but, nevertheless, she
joined the Dramatic and Glee Clubs for one year. Although Rose is a very quiet
girl, she is liked by all her classmates of both sexes. Rose liked school so much that
she is thinking of taking up school-teaching for a living. Next year will find her
studying hard at Framingham Normal.
,, Honoring Natick High with his presence,
"VIN SHEA "Vin" has kept us company for four years
---so far. He is an ardent supporter of the Natick Theatre and when it comes to
dances, you're sure to see "Vin" there with bells on. We'd compare him to Ru-
dolph, with the exception of his light locks. He takes Spanish and featured very well
in a Spanish play, his Junior year. In classes we'll have to admit that "Vin" keeps
things going with his humorous remarks. If you'd like to take this young gentle-
man out to lunch, just call between one and two and you'll find him in-all in.
Pearl comes from Felchville and is certain-
PEARL SHEPARD ly proud of the fact. Nice walks in the
morning make you fit for school and help to reduce excess flesh, that's why she pre-
fers walking to school instead of riding in the busses. She belongs to the Dramatic
Club, attending all the Socials with keen interest. As a movie fan, she's right there.
Evidently Framingham puts on better performances than Natick, judging by Pearl's
perfectly obvious preference.
PAGE FORTY-EIGHT THE SASSAMON
HAROLD SIMPSCN For three long. years Wayland .High
claimed him, but in his fourth year his in-
finite wisdom came to the front and he made the most valuable move of his career,
Harold came to "Natick High." Although Harold was with us less than a year, he
became very popular with his classmates and will be long remembered as the Rev.
Dr. Schooly, who gave our Senior Play such an ecclesiastical atmosphere. At pres-
ent it is a little doubtful as to whether Harold will become the successor to Henry
Ford, as the leading manufacturer of autos or spend his time on the speedway, as
Champion "Speed King" of the track. Whatever it may be, we are sure Harold will
Although Walter is a late comer to our
WALTER SLANHN class, nevertheless, in this short time he
has managed, by way of example, to show us the value of diligent appliration. He
came to us in the middle of our Senior year, a quiet, bashful and reserved young
product of South Natick. He has been a faithful member of our football and base-
ball teams during his sojourn at N. H. S. He leaves with us the thought that still
waters run deep-so we can't tell what's in his mind.
,, ,, "Not bold, nor shy, nor short, nor tall,
RUTH M' SUNDERLAND' Rufus But a pleasant mingling of them all."
Ruth comes from Squash End, but she isn't to blame for that. Quiet, modest and
unassuming are the three adjectives most most applicable to her. Her quietness
and seriousness, however, are counterbalanccd by just enough cheerfulness to make
her the best of sports. Her chief occupation is watching for the mailman, although
it is rumored that at home she has a preference for Ginter products. Always good-
natured and cheerful, her pleasing personality will be a welcome addition to any
school or college she may attend. We trust that Ruth will be loved by her future
classmates as she has been at Natick High School. Aside from her good school rec-
ord, she has served efficiently an many committees in the past four years,- Bas-
ket-ball, Glee Club, Dramatic, French Club.
Eddie Swenson! The moment that name
comes into your mind you think of his
heavy hitting that won for him the captaincy of the Natick High baseball team,
and the position he occupies in the hearts of the baseball fans and followers of Na-
tick High. If you go to the games, you will see Eddie playing left field, with his
eyes always following the ball. When the game is over, he is followed from the field
by the "knot hole gang," who think there is none greater than Eddie. He excelled
not only in baseball, but also in football, where he held the position of guard on the
victorious football team and played a good game throughout the season. He is
very popular among the gentle sex and it is said that if you go over to Wellesley
Park, in the warm summer evenings, you may see Eddie playing the part of Ro-
meo. But we all have our weaknesses and the loss of Eddie will be keenly felt
when the next football and baseball seasons come.
THE SASSAMON PAGE FORTY-NINE
In 1921 Ray Tannar entered this High
RAY TANNAR High School, a little, but big-hearted and
care-free boy. All through his freshman year he was meek about anything to do
with the girls and studies. He left us in his second year to go to school with
the hicks of Maine. He returned in his third year and became President of the
Debating Club and member of the Student Council. He joined any club that would
take his money for dues. In his Senior year he became a member of the Sassamon
Board, and a member of the executive buards of the Senior class, he was also man-
ager of the basket-ball team. When any trouble is going on, you can expect Ray
in the midst of it. "An angel is born, not made."
Eddie comes from Florence Street, but we
EDDIE WATERS cant' blame him for that. Perhaps he will
see his error some day. Eddie sure can whack the drums in any orchestra. Be-
sides being an expert drummer he can ride a horse. Riding came as natural to him
as falling oil' came to Eddie Windsor. It is rumored that Eddie has walked home
Framingham on more than one occasion.
U ,, His nickname is "Yump." We all know
JAMES YUMP WILSON him! Our gridiron star halfback, our star
shortstop on the diamond, an all-around man, our basket-ball and hockey star. He
was also a gerat an asset in helping the class win the interclass track meet. "Wood-
row" anfother of his nicknamesi, was and is, from early in Grammar School, a great
admirer and player of all kinds of sports. He makes good in everything he tries-
even in his studies, ask the teachers. He is a popular fellow in the school and
elsewhere. We all know that he is a quiet, studious, bashful and a lovable fellow.
We alsc know that all the girls are wild about him. They all have a good word for
him. That is the short history of James "Yump" "Woodrow" Wilson. You can't
Gnd a better fellow, and a fellow that. is better liked.
' Robert Woods, otherwise known as Bob,
ROBERT WOODS is a tall, serious looking young man. But
it is only in his looks, as Bob has a keen sense of humor, which everyone enjoys.
His first appearance behind the footlights, last year, in the Spanish Play, as Don Pe-
dro, was a great and undisputed success. This year then it was no surprise that he
did so well in the Senior Play and he sure did help to make it a success. Bob's one
aspiration is to go into the business of harnessing the Atlantic Ocean, for elec-
tricity, with Roger Russell. We certainly wish him the best of luck in his future
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for the Discriminating Miss
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' Now is the right time to huy your graduation suit.
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Prices 327.50, 33250, 335.00, to 339.50
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