Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)

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FREDERIC WILLIAM KINGMAN f07'561!67Z yempr Juperiiztendefzt of the Natick Schools, ll man laozzored, fared, and rezfered by all, this Snsmmofz, the Senior Rerieu' of nineteen bznzfired twenty-eight and nineteen hzzmirefl lzvelzty-lzifze, if 6l.g6Cff0lZ6lf6!j' rieciimled. ia if 254 A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Frederic Wiilliam Kingman, Superinten- dent of Natick Public Schools for seven years, was born in Bridgewater, Massachu- setts. July 27, 1868. A direct descendant of John Alden of the Mayflower, he grew up in a typical New England town, where such traits as thrift, industry and high ideals were firmly fixed. Graduating from the VVest Bridgewater High School he entered the Bridgewater Normal School. During his course at Normal he stood out among his classmates 1101: only for attend- ance and scholarship but as a famous pitcher. His enthusiasm for sports has never waned and baseball athletic from it has come the loyal support which he has given to the high school athletic teams. After graduating from Bridgewater Nor- mal he began his teaching career as a principal at Hyannis and VVest Barnstable. From 1890 to 1893 poor health took him out of the public school field but part of that time was spent in study, private teaching, and outdoor work. In 1896 he became superintendent of the Barnstable Schools. He took his Bachelor of Arts degree at Harvard in 1910. In 1916 Mr. Kingman was persuaded to take charge of the County Agricultural School which he had been largely instru- mental in creating. He had always been interested in helping boys to get the right start in life and, perhaps, nothing that he -has ever done educationally will be more far-reaching than the beginning he gave to this now flourishing agricultural school. He also served in the Massachusetts State Legislature for three years and there gained the respect and friendship of his fellow legislators. In September 1922 he came to Natick. For seven years he has labored faithfully for the boys and girls of the town. Facing fearlessly, compelling the all difficulties respect of the teachers and townspeople as well as pupils, he has built up the Natick School system. I Esteemed and loved by all he goes out of Natick, leaving us the kindest memories of "the gentleman and the educator". Vlfe regret that he is leaving, but the high standard which he has maintained will be a goal to us, and we all wish him that joy which can only come from work well done. l'.Xt1li SIX rn ri s,xss.mox dnl. VIXNJQ9 7 I -- J.. S ENIOR I "' , il vu : V I ,1 u Q me WEEK '91 f ,' i ff - I vo E O " o- as -E 'tif SENIOR WEEK Class of '29 ORDER OF EXERCISILS Reception Concert Hall ,lnne twenty-first, eight o'clock Iixctzrsion Xantasket June twenty-fourth Class Day High School Hall .lnne twenty-fiftli, two-thirty o'clock lf'aren'eIl Party High School Hall June twenty-hfth, eight o'clock Graduation High School Hall june tvfenty-sixth. eight rfclock CIHXSS DAY PIQOGRXMKI li Vestal March in C Cflllviilflll Profgessifznal lligh School Orchestra Ixli-s Klirinrn lflclriflge, Director .'X'lfil'.'Sw nf XYvlco1ne XY::lter 'I'hf.r:n:zs Burke li'rt-sirlent. Clilww of O29 func S: ng N7f1t'.'1ff'5.ti Seniriir Cllee Chili ff sta 'h fi,E:':'g::,:'t-t liizih Ccnnoliy Pieni ,Xnnali liatlteriite Rlfgwoizey '1,' ill 'i'CSL'illi 'lli'i'Cfif,l'C Vfigiifft. hir. She Stands Illiltfc' Sniffing' !,3.t'l!l'i'UlCtZ Sf1:':i:1o Solo. il' rzzive Kzithzfvii fklznizi 'fii,li:i Ohhiigatv. Cari ,iolm .Kngelo 7 Prophecy Girls' and Boys Helen Dorothea LaCrosse Wfilliam John Kane Presentation of Gift Vkialter Thomas Burke President, Class of '29 Acceptance of Gift David Alexander Mitchell H President, Class of '30 Awarding of Pro Merito Pins ' Frederic XV. Kingman Superintendent of Natick Schools I-Iappy Song Gaines Senior Glec Club Truinpet Ohhligato, Austin C. XYoods Festal March in C Cuduzan Recessional 'H igh School Orchestra GR,XDL'.X'l'lOX lf'ROGRAMM,l:1 Priests' Klarch from ".Xthalia" .llczzdrlxxolziz Processional High School Orchestra S:zi1.itaTf:1'5' NYalter Thomas Burke The Prohlcin of Leisure Essay Leilziron Olena Robinson 3.i','flilZi',l'Ull 1':'oni "Thais" ,lIa.fq:tf1zc,'t Yiolin Solo, Carl john Angelo P '-rfex-er: nce is lflssential to Success Essay Cf, rn elin s 'I :ty Rolii n son 1 THE sassmtox PAGE SEVEN Lo! Hear the Gentle Lark Bislnip Soprano Solo, Bernice Kathryn Mann Yaledictory Barbara Stirling Partridge .Presentation of Coach Donahue's Best Student-Athlete Cup , Frederic Kingman Hungarian Rhapsody Xo. 8 Lis,-gt Piano Solo, Dorothy Tnsnelda Meek Presentation of Diplomas K George F. Ritter Chairman of School Committee Alma Mater Lilrilc .Yirl1ol,v. 1926 91.155 OI 29 Priests' March from "Athalia" ' .ilt'11dt'l.v.ml1 ll Recesfienal High School Orchestra Marshall-David Alexander Mitchell ADDRESS OF WELCOME It is indeed a privilege to welcome you here this afternoon to our Class Day exer- cises. VVe of the class of 1929 extend a cordial welcome to all our guests and friends by whose presence we are signally honored, NVe take this opportunity to thank publicly our Principal for his guidance and successful leadership, which have been our rare good fortune. To our esteemed teach- ers whose loyalty a11d devotion and whose untiring efforts have been an inspiration to us we extend our grateful appreciation. To the parents of the Class of 1929 we say that this is your day: for it is your persever- ence, your counsel, your self-sacrifice which have made this day possible for us. On this day of days we, the members of the Class of 1929, thrill at the thought of all which you have spent of effort so that we today are able to bring to our homes and to our parents honor and glory. You have striven so that when we go out into the unsheltered highway of life we shall feel the protecting influence of your kindly guidance. This education which we have received is a gift from our forefathers. VVe resolve that our rich inheritance shall not make ns forgetful of the sacrifices of the founders of this nation. XYe know that "our country was conceived in liberty": and we are determined that our American ideals. exemplified by us, thanks to the knowledge attained in the Natick Schools, shall bring honor and fame to our homes, our school, and our country. AYALTER T. Burma. CLASS HISTORY One bright morning in the fall of the year of 1925 about one hundred little rays of sunshine rushed through the open doors of this great institution. As a group we were known as the class of 1929. As we roamed about helplessly, all was confusion. The Sophomores looked at us with know- ing smiles, the juniors looked at us with despair, and the Seniors just looked at us. One poor Freshman thought the boiler room was the study hall. He spent much time before the Ere with a piece of coal in his hand trying to warm up to algebra. Time flew by and then in the spring of the year while the buds were budding, we completed our freshman year. After having said goodbye to our friends we put our credits into a basket and set out for.such outland- ish spots as South Natick and Sunnyside. Next year French attracted many of ns though we were rather dazed the first day when all the instruction was given in that language. One of the members of the class began to weep bitterly because he thought the teacher was calling him names. In the course of this year not only our class but the entire school were very much bereaved by the death of one of our beloved classmates, Dorothy Love. VVQ miss her companionship and she will always be in our memory. Once more after a summer vacation we returned to be welcomed as Juniors. XYC certainly showed that men make the best politicians by the election of four boys as the omccrs of the class: VValter Burke, Presidentg Paul Ambler, Vice-President: Cornelius Robinson, Secretaryg and George Steele, Treasurer. XYalter Burke and Patil Ambler both brought fame to their Alma PAGE EIGHT THE SASSAMON Mater as debaters while Cornelius Robin- son is best known as a writer of essays. As an instance of what a wonderful writer he really is, he once wrote a four-page letter with a post-office pen. And George Steele got gray hair trying to get dues from the members of the class. This class startled the scientific world by having more explosions in the chemistry lab than any other class in the history of the school. L'an't you just sec Gerald Slamin shouting after each one, "My smelling salts, please!" and then swooning? On one occasion the question t'What is an animal compound?" brought forth the reply, "Horse-radish!" The big social event of the year was the ,lnnior Prom. lt was like all other junior l"!'0l1'l5 only the decorations were much more attractive, the orchestra played so that we just had to dance, and it was a greater financial success than any before. A triangular debate was helil between Marlboro, Framingham, and Natick. Most of the debaters were Juniors including Earl Douglas, XValter Burke, and Paul Ambler who won the prize for the best individual speaking at Framingham. Finally we became Seniors! Paul Ambler having deserted us for Huntington, Joseph Wignot was elected as Vice-President. As usual the Senior Class presented a play. lVe chose Booth Tarkington's highly-amusing comedy. "Seventeen," For three days before the play hundreds of people were pouring into Natick to witness this great production. So large were the crowds that the Boston Middlesex was forced to make use of both cars. The eventful night came and the audience was a riot of color due to the contrasting colors of the ushers' even- ing dresses. Besides all the fun of putting on the play we profited to the extent of 3400. In .Xpril our debaters had a chance to show their skill again. This year Norwood joined the League. The two Burkes and Cornelius Robinson won the preliminary debate from Norwood. XYalter Burke was selected as the best individual speaker. Framingham invited the winning teams to have the final debate there. Again our team won, bringing home the silver loving- cup, offered this year for the first time. Here we leave the class of 1929 since only prophets can foresee what they will accomplish in the years to come. One fact is sure that the memory of our Alma Mater will ever linger with us. NIARGARET CONNOLLY. CLASS POEM The bright and lovely month of june Seems almost sad today, For many are the hearts that ache VVith thoughts of going away. Our future is before us now. Young and strong we start To make our lives the very best, Our goal the highest mark. Our life is like a stepping stone VVhich reaches to the skyg It gives a chance to all of us Now leaving Natick High. If we should reach that shining goal VVhich looms so high at times. VVe must thank God, and all our friends Of the class of twenty-nine. V JXNNAH K. MORONEY. CLASS WILL Wie, the Senior Class of the Natick High School, being of sound, charitable and dis- posing mind, do hereby bequeath to the Junior class our place at the top of the ladder of success. which we have attained by our ability to dodge hard work, com- pose plausible alibis, and act our age- seventeen. To the Sophomores we leave our heart- felt sympathy in their loss of us, their Big Brothers, also our old shoes, in the hope that they will "leave foot-prints on the sands of time" equal in size, at least, to ours. To Mr. Hall we leave a megaphone, so that his morning Bible reading in Assembly THE S.-XSSAMON P.-XGE NINE may be heard at the rear of the room by even the noisiest gum-chewers. To Miss Nutt we bequeath a 12x20 inch red morocco pocket book for carrying the funds of all future Senior classes. To Mr. Gardner we give the latest edition of Lulu Hunt Peter's "Diet and Health: lYith Key to the Calories." To Miss Belliveau we bequeath one large, live, long-legged, black spider and six sleek, slippery, green snakes to dissect in biology class. Miss Coulter we endow with 5,000 signed slips for Room 31, to be used at her dis- cretion. l To Mr. Donahue we leave a jar of Sta- eomb to keep those waves in place when he gets excited. To Mr. Sears we bequeath a brand new line of "wise cracks" to be used sparingly on the Junior and Senior bookkeeping classes. To the 1930 Debating Team we leave the cup which we have won by hard work. -May they keep it at Natick High for another year at least! ' Mr. Shea we endow with a lawnmower. guaranteed not to squeak, and eight dozen panes of glass, half frosted, half plain, to replace those unintentionally smashed by us in our four strenuous years here. To Miss Young we leave a new and longer leash for her curly-haired black dog. To Miss Carey we leave 20 volumes of Nick Carter, in the hope that she will allow future classes to use them for book reports. To Miss Shannon we bequeath a new and successful crop of debaters from which to choose next year's team. And now, having been vested with the authority of certain Seniors to bequeath their unusual talents as I see fit, I must make bequests on their behalf. I, Walter Burke, do hereby bequeath my honorable position, as president of the Senior Class to David Mitchell. I, Annah Moroney, do graciously endow Ruth Dillon with my high position as cap- tain of the basketball team. I, Gerald Slamin, do generously bestow upon Leo Flynn my coveted position as cap- tain uf the football team and star athlete. I, Carl Rogers, do bequeath to Stevie Rich for his "new Chevief' a spare tire from 1ny old Ford now reposing in the junk heap. I, Helen La Crosse, do gladly pass on to Marjorie McGlone my ability to swim and dive and cut aquatic capers. I, ,lean Sanger, do hereby divide my gift of gab in equal parts between Grace Daly and Catherine Cunneen. I, NVillie Kane, do bequeath to Donald Anderson my ability to act on the legitimate stage. I, Dot Bishop. do leave my cute walk to Anna Linane. I, Rita Shannon. do gladly bestow upon Jane Lucey my slim silhouette. I, Caroline Bianchi, do endow Pauline Taylor with my "butterHy tactics." I. Wlalter Mahaney, do leave to Ralph Rogers my wooden heels. I, Marion Raymond, do leave my thin- nest chiffon stockings to Florence Baciga- lupo. I, Pinky Stone, do endow Walton Gra- ham with my extensive, colorful, and cor- rect wardrobe, with the hope that it will be becoming to him. I, Hope Dimock, do leave my winning smile to Lillian Fair. I, Carl Angelo, do bequeath my respon- sible position as leader of the Big Six to Don Jones. I, Virginia Clahane, do leave my blonde hair to Ann Delaney. f"Gentlemen prefer blondes."j I, Raymond Bellofatto, do leave my foot- ball ability to George Long. I, VVillis Bronkie, do bequeath my knowl- edge of the German language to Joseph Teebagy. I, Earl Douglas, do endow Charlie Marso with one-half of my astounding vocabulary. I, Dolly Palmore, do hereby leave to John Burke my coveted position of eup- bearer to Miss Mann. I, LeBaron Robinson, do leave to Mary Scarry my position as editor-in-chief of the Sassamoxg also my special alarm clock, l'.-XGIC TEN THE SASSAMON that she may get up early and put in extra hours on the job. l. ,lames Fitzgerald, do graciously be- queath my curly hair to my cousin, Bob l-'itzgt-rzilcl, in the hope that he will get as much enjoyment out of it as I have. I. llarhara l'artridge, do divide my scho- lastic ability equally among the tirst six needy ,luniors who make application for it. Lastly l. Roy talias "Big Soapynl Scott, do hereby leave my ball-playing ability to Luciano Grassey: but my gum-chewing proficiency I leave to my brother, Ronald, talias "Little Soapynj to be kept in the family. Signed, sealed. published and declared On this eleventh day of june, the year of our Lord nineteen hundred twenty-nine. and for the last will and testament of the Class of Twenty-Nine, in the presence of all con- cerned who have hereunto subscribed their names as attesting witnesses to said docu- ment. VERA A. MANS, ANNAH K. Mokoxrlv, JOSEPH T. Wicxor. CLASS PROPHECY W. KANE: Is it really possible that I am speaking with, and seeing by television, my old classmate, Helen LaCrosse of '29? H. LACROssI-:: Yes, this is Helen LaCrosse of '29, but I should scarcely have known you, you have grown so stately and digni- fied in the past ten years. VV. KANE: Kidding as usual, Helen. I called you up about the party. i H. LACROSSE! Yes, I am sorry I was un- able to attend but I was out of town. XY. K.-WE: I was expecting you, but since you didn't attend, I'll give you the details. Carl Angelo came, you remem- ber him. H. L.-XCROSSEZ Yes, of course, didn't he play in the High School Orchestra and the Big Six? VV. KANE: Yes, that is where he got his early practice. He was telling me of his wonderful success in Europe with his violin. and told me to look for the account of it in this evening's paper. H. l..vxCRossE: Have you read that article about Helen Amendola yet? You remem- ber she always was a wonderful pianist back at high school. I just read that Helen was studying music in Italy. It said she was making wonderful progress. It seems we had quite a few musicians in our graduating class. XY. KANE: I guess they weren't all musi- cians because I was talking with Victor Balzarini a few days ago, and he was telling me of his success as a playwright for the Bellofatto and Bronkie Company who are running stage plays on Broad- way. Most of their plays are Shakes- pearian, and their two leading players are Robert Brown, who plays the heavies, and Vlialter Burke who takes part in most of the operas. I heard he was a howling success. H. LACROSSE: Yes. didn't Anna Bardel- lini play Ophelia, opposite Robert Brown in "Hamlet" a few weeks ago? NV. KANE: I mustn't forget the party that I was telling you about. I gave it in honor of my twenty-seventh birthday. I wanted all my friends to be there, so I had an article put in the paper inviting all the students of the class of '29 to come. H. LACROSSE: Oh! I'm so sorry I couldn't get there. Did many of our classmates come? VV. KAN!-3: Yes, there were a number of them. Eight o'clock came around, as it usually does, and who came in the door first but Remolly Carnaroli, with a guitar under his arm that would do justice to any Hawaiian. VVhen I asked him if he could play, he looked rather peeved, and asked me if I hadn't heard him broad- cast Over station N. H. S. I apologized and everything was going along smoothly, when the bell rang, and in walked Earl Douglas, XValter Chamberlain, Francis Driscoll, Harold Fairbanks, and Arthur Fahey. It seemed that we were in for a loud time: all I saw was instruments. I THE SASSAMON PAGE ELEVEN was delighted to hear that Arthur Fahey was an accomplished trombonist, and thought that he would improve much more just as soon as his arms grew a bit longer. Francis Driscoll had a green jew's harp. I told him I was glad to hear he could play, but his color scheme of red hair and green wasn't worth much. The party almost stopped there, but I said I was only fooling. XValter Chamberlain wasn't carrying anything, and when I asked the reason he told me'he had started a greenhouse up at Sunnyside. Earl Douglas didn't have much to say. -I thought he was sick or something, so when I inquired he told me no, that he was a preacher in one of the little church- es over in Ashland. Harold Fairbanks was empty-handed also, so I asked him what the trouble was. I-Ie told me he was an accomplished pianist, but couldn't bring the piano. These were all that came to the party but we had a good time. you heard about Car- H. LACROSSE: Have oline Bianchi lately? VV. KANE: Wihy no, not since I left high school. her last week and she her great success in Sells-Floto Circus as "Theda", the human fairy. H. LACROSSE! I Saw was telling me of XY. KANE: Yes, Caroline was always light on her feet. Three months before my party I started my Second tour of the United States as a salesman for the firm I was working for. On my trip I got as far as New York when I met James Fitz- gerald. He was the proprietor of a beauty shop. The night I was in the city I took in one of the latest musical come- dies on Broadway, where the two Leland sisters, Harriet and Arline, came on the stage and did their Specialty number entitled "jazz and More Jazz". H. LACROSSE: My goodness. XY. KAXE: Yes. but that wasn't the only surprise. IYhen the curtain went up Marguerite LeC1air walked on the stage ancldid a very interesting act of mental telepathy. After I left the show, I saw H. a large sign which read "Goodwin and Guiteau's History Books". LACROSSE: You remember Dorothy Bishop and Madeline Brown? NV. KANE: They chummed together at H. school. didn't they? LACROSSE: Yes. Now Dorothy Bishop is a physical instructor in Sherborn Prep, while Madeline Brown is on an Antartic expedition searching for polar bears. for the benefit of starving refugees in Rus- sia. She furnishes the heat on the expedition with her red hair. W. KANE: I got a letter from Bob Carey the other day, telling me of his Success as a professional track man. H. LACROSSE: Virginia Clahane is down in South America, a private secretary for some large concern. Virginia always liked that sort of work and was even will- ing to learn Spanish in order to carry on her efficient desires. WL KANE: I'm not surprisedg Virginia s was a good student in School. I suppose you heard of Patrick Grady's success in the ring. On my business trip my next stop was Chicago. I no Sooner got there than I saw all over the town glaring posters "Lewis Grassey, the Indian Rub- ber Man-can tie himself in any kind of a knot." I guess his practice as a trom- bonist in the-High School Orchestra gave him his early training. H. LACROSSE: Yes, I guess that's right. w H. Margaret Connolly is teaching French in a very exclusive school near Paris. . KANE: My next orders were to go to Texas and see what was holding up the beef trade. I got there and was making a round of the ranches when XValter Mahaney came galloping by on a plough horse and in a cowboy outfit. Wialter told me he was in the beef business. I was quite taken backg I thought surely he would be in the "talkies". LACROSSE: You didn't happen to see Grace Cowee and Marjorie Schneider while you were there, did you? IV. KANE: No, I didn't. I-I, LACROSSE: They have gone into the Cofztinurd on page tlzirty-four PAGE 'l'XX'lil.YIi THE SASSAMON W A ffl I ll L H1 ll , ll Q ff My vq lio, .Y w if - '- A A Sftuhent Oinuerning Gbftirrra SENIOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CLASS OFFICERS Yirgiuin Clnluzmc XX':1lrer Burke, Pzuxvidcxzf -" l.: jr' -- -. : Hllul SLUT K Joseph XX1gunt, I :rv-f1'v.v1f1v11t GL-rzllcl Slzlmm Cornelius Robinson. S1'C1'CfUl'y l"r:mfis Mzxluzmhey llnr f'.- lcl Stone George Steele, Trca,vzr1'cr Cccrgn' Steele L'+,rm'liuf liollixmfuxl .ll':rL'1'Il1 XYIQIIOI .-i. XX'al1cr Burke, Clzl11'r11zu1z - STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OFFICERS XY:1lter Burke-. President XX':1ltC1' Burkc. l'rf.vir1u11! .V .. . ' lc X' " '- t vlfllm llurlic. all, l 150-f1'4'.f1dcrzi 'lolm bm' 6' 30, lla Plmlden Axmzllu Moroney, .S'cc1'c1ary Amualm Moroncy, .S'cc1'Cfc11'y THE SASSAMON PAGE THIRTEEN Gllawz Qbftirera YVALTER T. BURKE .' XVa'lter is our energetic class president. During his four years he has not only shown his leader- ship in the classroom and in the school, but he has also won signal honors on the rostrum having held the position of anchor man on our debating team -for four years. Class President 3, 4: Ring Committee: Junior Prom Committee: Senior Play Committce3 Coni- mencement CC1T1I11ittCCQ Executive Committee 3, 41 Student Council 2, 3, 4: President of Student Council: Sassamon Board 3: French Club 3, 43 Glee Club l', 2, 33 Debating Club 2, 3, 4: German Club Z3 Golf 3. - 4 JOSEPH VVIGNOT V "Joe's" our baseball captain and a great captain at that. Most of the girls think that he is bash- ful but, oh-ask Grace. Joe is a very popular fellow in high school and a good student too. Football Z, 3, 43 Baseball Z, 3, 4: Captain 43 Basketball 43 Hockey 3, 43 Debating Club 1, Z: Sassamon Board 33 Student Council 2, 3: Execu- tive Committee 43 Senior Play Ticket Committee 4g Vice-President Senior Class 3, 4. CORNELIUS J. ROBINSON "Connie" is a prominent figure in the school, a wearer of the football sweater, and an excelleht debater. It has recently been revealed that during his four-year sojourn in Natick High "Con" has secretly run a contest for "The Most Perfect Girl." He thinks he has now found her. Debating 2, 3, 43 Class Secretary 3, 4. GEORGE J. STEELE. "Yump" is our energetic class treasurer and an excellent actor and musician. He has a charm- ing personality and is one of the best lookers of the Senior class. These two features make him a hit with the fair sex. Track 33 Golf 3: Orchestra l, 2, 3. 4: Glee Club 2, 3, 43 Dramatic Club 2, 3: Student Council 43 Class Treasurer 3, 43 Executive Committee 4. g THE SASSAMON HELEN AMENDOLA Helen, the girl with the snapping black eyes and friendly smile, has given proof of her ability as athlete, story-writer, and artist. Best of all is her talent as a pianist. She has developed a technique that is little short of marvelous, and intends to continue her studies at B. U. College of Music. Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Dramatic Club 3g French Club 3, 4: Baseball lg Basketball 2, 3: Tennis 35 Operetta 2, 3, 4. CARL JOHN ANGELO "Michael" is the boy with the smooth perfumed hair. He is our best violinist, as well as one of our greatest poets and intends to enter New England Conservatory of Music next year. Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 43 Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3g Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Debating Club 1, 4. VICTOR BALZARINI "Vic" is a second "Sheik" Bowker. His favor- ite subject is French, and his favorite hobby is "running to the library". Nevertheless "Vic" is a good fellow and liked by everyone. Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Operetta 3, 43 Cheer Leader 43 Hockey 3. ANNA BARDELLINI Anna is a jolly girly To this we'1l all agree, She'll keep the whole world laughing Wherever she may be. ' Glee Club 1: Dramatic Club 2, 3g Athletic Association 1, 2, 35 Usher at the Senior Play. CELESTE EILEENE BEIRNE A very good pal is Celeste. She does many things with a zest, Though she's calm in her work And she never does shirk. For the future we wish her "the best." Dramatic Club 2, 3g Glee Club lg Athletic Association 1, 2, 3. RAYMOND BELLOFATTO "Razor" is a football herog He sure is good at forward pass. His happy smile and cheery greetings Bring great pleasure to the class! Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Basketball 3, 4g Baseball lg Track 33 Hockey 45 Glee Club 1. THE SASSAMON PAGE FIFTEEN LCCRETIA MAY BERRY "Babe" is a lively, vivacious and popular senior, who is fond of dancing. Framingham seems more interesting to her than Natick. VVe wonder why? Glee Club 1, Z. CAROLINE ADELE BIANCHI "Cal", one of our well-known Seniors, was a varsity forward on the basketball team and sure helped to make the season successful. She is a quarter of the "Four Horsemen", always seen together in and out of school. Student Council 2, 43 Basketball 5. 45 Glee Club 43 Prom Committee 3. DOROTHY LENVIS BISHOP Dot sure shines at basket-ball, At tennis, French, and gym And working on the Sassamon. She does it all with vim. Class Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Varsity Basketball Z. 3. 4, Varsity Volley Ball 33 Baseball 1, 2, 33 Tennis Finals 3: French Club 3, 4: Senior Write- up Committee 43 Debating Club 1g Glee Club 2, 3: Iolanthe 23 Sassamon Board 3. 4: Dramatic Club 35 Student Council 1. DUANE P. BLANCHARD :Xt playing on the violin. Duane can 'deed do well, But when it comes to dancing He surely does excel. Orchestra l, 2. I L' LIA BRANAGAN Little "Julie" hair unruly, Full of business all the while, Typing stencils, sharpening pencils, Always ready with a smile. Glee Club 3, 4. XYILLIS F. BRONKIE "Bronk" is the tall blond of Room 11. He has made a name for himself as football tackle on the high school team the last two years. and seems able to do equally well in classwork. He claims to by shy of the girls at school but he goes to Vtial- tham quite often. Football 1, 2, 3. 4: Hockey 4: Senior Play Cast. 'f. -5"-... 1 yt. .gf 1 .f, -"l s- '..,,1'.'f ' ', ' 'ffl-Q"li'ei'4 .h -u -L' ' A-. ' 5 w f ,fwtrf Y' fe.. il -L1-,,.....Y1.,-.,4. ...1,-- AA-, 4. ...J SlX'l'l' VY THE SASSAMON r" if . A -in M.-XDELINE LOUISE BROWN ."Rusty" is the little "red-head" who drives a big car. She is popular and goes out for all sports. Her ambition is to become a 'teacher and everyone knows she will succeed even though she is only five feet tall! Tennis Tournament 3: Debating Club 1: Dramatic Club 31 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 French Club 3, 4: Senior Play Cast 4, Vollcy Ball 1, 2, Class Team Basketball l, 2, 3: Baseball 1, 2, Operatta 4. ' ROBERT BROXVN Cheeks of red and eyes of blue, "Bob" grins cheerfully at you. In the school and round the town He's a favorite, our "Bob" Brown! Glee Club 1, 2, 45 French Club 35 Debating Club 43 Senior Play 45 Football 3, 4g Senior Write-up Committee 4. ' ROBERT CAREY "Bob" is one of the star track athletes of the class. He is also quite an actor. His acting of "Dick Deadeye" in the operetta will long be re- membered. Football 2, 3: Track 3, 43 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Secretary of Glee Club 43 Dramatic Club 2, 3, Operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" 33 Operetta "All At Sea" 4. REMOLLY CARNAROLLI Remolly is a happy boy who has a smile for everybody. The best way to tell Remolly is by watching for a boy with a "patent leather" hair comb that would make "Rudy's" look mussed up. NVALTER CHAMBERLAIN - Wie haven't heard much from XValter during our four years here. However, he is one of thc best-liked fellows in Room ll. X'Valter says that he lives in Fclchville but he stays -in Room 21 and on --- street also. How about it, Wialter? Glee Club 3. HELEN CH.-XMPNEY Helen may be quietg Perhaps it only so appears. She's been a loyal classmate. Success to her through the years. A THE SASSAMON PAGE SEVENTEEN VIRGINIA CLAHANE Virginia is one of our "demure" and "petite" girls, VVith such delightful golden curls. And a smile and beautiful "eyes of blue!" If you're not acquainted, there is a surprise in store for you! "Good things come in small packages." VVe all like "Ginney" who starred as "Lola," the baby talk vamp, in "Seventeen." Athletic .Association 2, 3, 4: Senior Class Execu- tive Committee 43 Senior Play Cast 4. MARGARET RUTH CONNOLLY "Peg" is charming so they say: She proves it to us every day. She studies hard and plays withal: 1Ve hope she'll like it at Dana Hall! Literary Club Vice President 1: Dramatic Club 33 Prom Committee 3: French Club 3, 4g Volley Ball 33 Senior XYrite-up Committee 43 Senior Play Usher 43 Senior Play Publicity Committee 4. GRACE COXVEE Grace hails from the Western part of our town. She is known by her classmates as "the daughter of the gods." Ask them if this name doesn't fit her to a "TF Rumors report that there is a cer- 'tain party from VVellesley who thinks the same. How about it, Grace? Glee Club 1. 23 Dramatic Club 3. GERTRUDE LOUISE DAVVBORN "Shorty" is one of our happy smiling friends, envied for her Clark wavy tresses and appealing eyes. NVe know without any hesitation, that she is a favorite with the stronger sex. Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4. HOPE TREEN DIMOCK . Hope is a member of the famous "Four Horse- men!" She was the manager of our successful basketball team, one of our capable cheer leaders, and a decided "hit" as May Parcher in "Seven- teen." Glee Club 1, 2, 33 President of Glee Club 23 De- bating 23 Prom Committee 33 Student Council 33 Dramatic Club 33 Assistant Basketball Manager 3g Cheer Leaderg Basketball Manager 43 Senior Play 4. EARL DOUGLAS 'lDoug" is clever, having distinguished himself, both as a singer and as a debater. He is headed for the pulpit and we do not hesitate to predict that "Doug" will be the Dr. Cadman of the com- ing generation! Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Debating 1, 2, 3, 4: Senior Play Publicity Committee 43 Operetta "All At Sea" 4. -'N Zn '15 , P.-XG EIGI-l TEEN THE SASSAMON FRANCIS DRISCOLL "Red" is one of the youngest to graduate in the Class of '29, I-Ie has a brain and is classed with our "naturally brilliant" students. Wie wish "Red" every success at Northeastern. French 3, 4. LORETTA MARY DUMAS There is a young girl named Loretta, For a friend we can find no one "betta," A shy maid, we've heard, CThough it may be absurdj VVith a weakness for a "Chevroletta." Athletic Association 3, 4. ARTHUR JOSEPH FAHEY As property manager for the Senior Play, "Art" was a huge success. He gets a lot of pleasure out of his "Rolls-Roycef "Art" has been active in all sports and who can tell-maybe some day he will be a coach! Football 2, 3, 4, Baseball 25 Basketball 3, 4g Track 3, 43 Hockey 4. HAROLD FAIRBANKS "Rasty" is the diminutive football manager. He also plays good basketball. "Rasty" is a cheery lad, who has a good word for everybody. Basketball 2, 3, 4, Football Manager 4. AN NA FITZGERALD Anna is the sort of girl we all like to call our friend. She is full of vim, vigor, and vitality, quiet though she may seem. "If I'm not so large as you, you are not so small as I," says Anna, and we all agree with her that quantity is not the measure of quality. Dramatic Club, French Club: Volley Ball 33 Glee Clublg Baseball 1, Usher at the Senior Play. JAMES EDVVARD FITZGERALD "Jimmy" was our quarterback last year. Al- though he was injured early in the season, he did a fine job in the Framingham game. "Jimmy" is also quite popular with the girls, as is any star. Football l, 2, 3, 4, Basketball l. I THE -sAssAM'oN PAGE NINETEEN I I r ELSA ooDENDoRF l "Elsie" has a very fascinating way of quietly l making a noise. In other words. she seems to be rather reserved, yet we all know her a11d like her. MYER GOODXVIN Myer Goodwin, that big handsome blond giant, is one of the bright lights of the Senior Class. He stands out as a student. Myer has an original sense of humor and has pulled some pretty good stunts which speak for themselves. PATRICK GRADY "Pat's" studies do not keep him from being the "life of the party." If he studied the way he plays, he could -pass anywhere. His main char- acteristic is his Uwinning smile." LEXVIS GRASSEY In making swords and pirates' knives Lewis is more than a shark. His work as an artist we also admireg In the world he'll sure make his mark. Orchestra l, 2, 3. 4, RUTH HARNEY She is cute and she is chic, She is really very "tric." Petite's the word of her descriptiveg Hearts, indeed, are her objective. DOROTHY MAE H.-XRRINGTON A'Dot" is a small, shy girl, but a good sport when you know her. She's a friend worth having. "Dot's" a great little cook and good at sewing, and will be a wonderful help to someone later on. Glee Club 4, I l THE SASSAMON EVELYN G. I-IARVIE i "Ev" proved to us her ability as an actress as Ethel in "Seventeen" VVe are sure that in what- ever field of activity she chooses her profession, she will attain a great measure of success. Class Basketball 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball l. 2, 3, 45 French Club 3: Senior Play 4g Band 4: Orchestra 4: Third Prize Short Story Contest 33 First Prize Short Story Contest 4. MARGARET HOGAN Margaret is one of the shining lights of our history class! She is a girl who says little and does much. Nlfe all know she will win many friends at Simmons next year. Literary Club l: Household Arts Club lg De- bating Club 2, 3: Dramatic Club 33 French Club 3, 4: "The Neighbors" 33 State Contest-Sho1't- hand 3. HELEN I-IOLBROOK Helen is seldom seen without her bosom friend, Maybelle. She appears sedate and business-like, but we know her real sweetness and her fine dis- position. She is a very dependable classmate and we wish her success in her business career. "You are our gladness here and everywhere." MARY HORAN Everyone is proud of Mary. In helping all she's quite a star. Sweet, petite, and not contrary, She is liked both near and farf French Club 3, -lg Literary Club 13 Student Council 3. XVILLIAM KANE Everyone will sure miss "VVillie" Nlfith his jokes and ready wit. His cleverness as XVillie Baxter Helped make "Seventeen" a hit. Sassamon Board 43 Glee Club 1, 25 Senior Play 4. THOMAS KELLY A likeable fellow is "Red" He really has quite a head. .-X perpetual smile Xliill people beguile And bring him good luck. so 'tis said. Football 43 Hockey 4: Baseball 45 Glee Club 4. THE sas-sAM'o1s PAGE Twenty-ours . 5 "A M.-XRGUERITE KILLEEX ' Although we have not heard much from l'Peg" during our four years in N. H. S.. we can always depend on her for a cheery smile and a "hello" , whenever we meet her. She plans to go to Fram- + ingham Normal next year. XYe know she will be a success as a teacher. 1 Glee Club 3, 4: Basketball 3. ' I KERMIT KLEIN 5 "Kerm" is a well-liked Senior. He has proved himself a good manager of sports, andlias always 2 been willing to help in any activity. ' Football 2, 3, 4: Baseball 2, 4: Track 3, 4: . Basketball Z, 3. 4: Student Council 3: Sassamon 3, 4. HELEN D. LACROSSE XVho doesn't know Helen? She is one of our most active girls as may be seen by her list of achievements. She is our star swimmer and we hope to see her name listed with the Olympic con- testants some time in the near future. She plans to attend some physical training school next year. Our best wishes go with you, Helen. Student Council 1: Glee Club l, 2, 4: Dramatic Club 3: French Club 3, 4: Junior Prom Commit- tee 3: Basketball 1: Assistant Basketball Manager 3: Baseball l, 2, 3, 4: Senior Executive Committee 4: "All At Sea" 4: Cheer Leader 4: Volley Ball 1. Z: Sassamon Board 4. MARGUERITE LeCLAIR Marguerite loves to laugh. Because of her merry smile. we know she has a good disposition. She has decided. so we learn. that she will become a teacher. Literary Club 1. ' ARLINE LELAND A1-line is a musical Senior who has distinguished i herself in the Glee Club Operettas. She is also an actress and a good one, too. Recall "Seven- i teen 1" "Pirates of Penzance" 3: "All At Sea" 4: Sen- ior Play 4. HARRIET LELAND ' Harriet never got acquainted with most of us but .to her special friends she has always been true. . We wish we knew her better, for we know she - has talent and has always been a credit to her class. Glee Club 1, 2. 3. F PAGE TWEN TY-TWO THE SASSAMON cl ,4-v I 1 I as 'n 5- . 15, A damn, il '. HAROLD LINANE Harold. our tall boy, has made friends easily with everyone in the high school. He has proved his ability in football and other sports. Football 2, 3, 43 Basketball 3, 43 Track 3, 4. RUTH MacCARRICK Ruth is a Senior who almost always has a smile. She is frequently seen joking and laughing, and we all enjoy her charming disposition. Ruth has distinguished herself in the Glee Club, and her acting ability in the operetta was appreciated by all. W'e all wish Ruth success in her nursing career. Glee Club 1, 2, 33 "Pirates of Penzance" 3. ELIZABETH MATTFIELD Although she was called "Red," "Bessie" and "Liz," she is known now as "Jane" because of her success as the "kid" sister in the Senior play. Wie all wonder whether jane will still continue "to tattle" and eat "bread and butter and apple- sauce." C-lee Club 1, Senior Play 45 Dramatic Club 3. HELEN MCEYOY Helen is very quiet. Xlie have not heard much from her during her high school career but we know that she has many friends among her class- mates. ' Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3. ROBERT McKECHXIE Robert is a gifted lad At the bak'ry and at school. His dimpled chin the girls call "cute," But he's always calm and cool. THOMAS F. MCNICHOLS There is a young fellow named "Mac," At stage managing he'd quite a knack. Hockey, football, and baseball, He stars at them all, And of friends he has quite a "stack" Football 4: Hockey 3. 45 Senior Play Stage Manager -lg Student Council 1, 2, 33 Tennis 3. THE SASSAMON PAGE T WENTY-THREE FRANCIS MAHANEY "Shaver" is one of the best-liked fellows in Na- tick High School. If there is anything going on he is bound to be in that vicinity. He does not go out for athletics but there isn't a better sport in school than "Shaver." We are sure he will retain that attitude in whatever school he enters and will keep his sunny disposition throughout his future. Student Council 1, Z, 4: Glee Club 3: French Club 3: Senior Play 4: "Pirates of Penzance" 33 Senior Class Executive Committee 4. WALTER MAHANEY You all know "Beefa," the Senior who goes around with leather heels, Hashy stockings, plus fours, and loud ties. His pet song is "Let a Smile be Your Umbrella." Although "Becta" is quite a jolly fellow. he can be serious when he wants to be. We all wish him luck at B. C. next year. Glee Club 1, 2, 4: Football 4: French Club 3. 43 Dramatic Club Z, 33 "All At Sea" 45 Sassamon Board 4: Sassamon VVrite-up Committee 4. BERNICE MANN Have you ever heard "Bunny" sing? If you have, you know that she'll bring honor to Natick High in the near future: if not, well, you'd better perk up your ears, for you're missing something. She'll be a Grand Opera star some day, we're sure. "Bunny's" really the best pal ever. Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Operetta Z, 3, 4. DOROTHY MEEK "Dot" is not only a rare blonde but also a rare pianist. ln other words she certainly can tickle the ivories. "Dot" is bound for the New England Conservatory of Music where she will carve a 11iche for Natick High in the hall of fame. Glee Club 2. 3. 4: Orchestra Z, 3, 4. ' CATHERINE MERINO "Shorty" has a smile for all, To this the school agrees. At typing watch her fingers As they speed over the keys. Glee Club 1, 2. 3: Dramatic Club 3. YERXA MERRITT "Blondy" is one of our most ardent theater fans. lt is rumored that Mr. Bendslev will present Verna with a permanent ticket to the Natick Theater for a graduation gift. -if ii-as V5.5-, , .rf .if l Y THE S.-XSS.-XMON .XXNA1-1 li. MORON EY --X favorite has our .-Xnnah been Since she catne to Natick High We know she'll always be the same, Even when the years roll by. .Xnnah is thc third of the famous "Four Horse- men." Glee Club 3, 4: President of Glcc Club 4: "Pirates of Penzance" 3: "All At Sea" 4: Class Basketball 3, 4: Varsity Basketball 3, -1: Captain Varsity Basketball 4: Tennis 3: Sassainon XVrite- up Committee 4: Captain Class Yolley Ball 3: Secretary Student Council 4: Dramatic Club 3: Usher Graduation and Class Day 3. JOHN MORRILL john is a good scout, U76 know it is true. Wie all wish him well In whate'er he may do. Hockey 3: Football 3, 4. MAYBELLE MORRILL "Mabs" seems quiet until you know her and then she can be quite the opposite! She is also a very good worker. Everything she is asked to do she does willingly, to the best of her ability. Literary Club l. MARY MORRISSEY Vllhen "May" graduates, the orchestra will lose a valuable member. She is an athlete as well as a musician. VVe do not know what her plans are for the future but we wish her success in what- ever she tackles. Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 2. 3, 4g Bas- ketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Lend-A-Hand Club 4. CHESTER MOSMAN "Chefs" a quiet sort of chap, Unless you really know him wellg And everyone agrees with this, At track he surely does excel. Glee Club 3, 4: Operetta 41 Track 3, 4. DOROTHY MURPHY "Dot" plays in the orchestra. Vile all like her a lot. Vile know she's sometimes dignihed, Happy-go-lucky "Dot." Orchestra l, Z, 3, 4. THE SASSAMON PAGE TXYENTY-FITE JOHN MURPHY He is one of our smallest classmates, and a real athlete. He has been unable to go out for any teams as he has worked afternoons. Music 1, 2g Glec Club 3. JOSEPHINE FRANCES NAPHEN Josephine is one of our quiet students. It takes some time to get to know her but those who have broken through her quiet reserve have found her the bestpf friends. Literary Club 1. FRANCES E. NIMS "Frannie" is noted for her dancing, a11d she's certainly a "wow" at it too! She used to have a lot of boy friends but it looks as if she has met thepfright one" now. VVhen is it to be, "Fran- nie. Glee Club 1, 2. MARIE O'CONNELL "Okie" is one of those li'l girls who hails from South Natick. She stars as a stenographer and some day we will see her taking dictation-from the President-of .Woolworth's. .She is a good sport and is always ready to help everyone. Glee Club 1, 2, 35 Dramatic Club. DOLLY M ARG.-XRET PALM ORE Who doesn't know Dolly, A petite Senior girl, Wfith a fondness for music And many a curl? Glee Club 3. ALICE P.-XRMENTER. HAI" always has a smile for everyone. She gets her lessons thoroughly and easily, and finds time to work in the bank besides. "Al" also made a line showing for Natick High in the recent State-wide Stenography Contest. PAGE TWENTY-SIX THE SASSAMON 4-n..1-N.. BARBARA PARTRID GE "Barbs" is a very bright girl and can almost always be seen studying some lesson or other. ln spite of her quietness she enjoys a good time with the rest of the school. French Club 3g German Club 35 Literary Club 1. NORMAN PEOPLES "Sam" Peoples hails from Room 12 and does a great deal to uphold the reputation of the class. He is an ardent admirer of the opposite sex, and it is said that "they" return the compliment. It is rumored that "Sam" is going to college. 4 MARION J. RAYMOND Marion is a Senior blonde Wfho is well-liked by all. -S - V Toschool she comes a la Buick car In winter, spring, and fall. Debating Club lg Glee Club lg French Club 3. JOSEPH REAGAN ",Ioe's" an expert at swimming and huntingg A diligent worker, we're told. The best of success we will wish him In whatever the future may hold. DOROTHY ROACH "Dot" is a good sport. She finds life enjoyable both in school and outside. She has many friends who will miss her when she goes out into the world this coming year. Lend-A-Hand Club 4. , PAUL ROBERTS Paul as a rule is a quiet chap until he and his "twin," VVillie, get together and then, oh Boy! Wihen Paul "steps out," you'll usually find Vtiillie still with him. Rumor has it that XK'illie doesn't like the girls and we wonder how Paul manages. Orchestra l, 2, 3. 'A THE SASSAMON PAGE TXVENTY-SEVEN LE BARON ROBINSON "Barry" is the up-and-coming editor-in-chief of the Sassamon. It is a familiar sight to see him running around with a sheaf of Sassamon mate- rial in his hand. Although he has been busy at this and many other things, "Barry" has had time to make friends and is one of the best-liked boys in school. He expects to take up journalism next year. Best of luck, "Barry," Debating 1, Z, 3, 4, Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 3, 4g Baseball 1, 25 Track 3: Sassamon Write-up Committee 4, Sassamon Editor-in-chief 4: Operetta 3. 4. CARL ROGERS "Scar" has made a good record for himself in all sports. His greatest sport was football in which he has excelled for three years. "Scar" formerly' worked in a chain store but was fired for eating up the profits. Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Baseball Z, 45 Basketball 3, 4: Track 3, 4. NVINSTON ROWE "Judd" has attended Natick High School for the last two years because Waliitit Hill is not a co-ed school. Although much of his time has been spent in dreaming, he has devoted enough time to lessons to be classed as very brilliant and studious by his teachers. Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4g Debating Club 4, French Club 3, 43 Operetta 2, 3, 4. MERCEDES ROYCE ' She's just a girl from Natick, The kind you'd like to meet, Quite strong on work and study, But really hard to beat. Lend-A-Hand Club 4: Glee Club lg Dramatic Club 3. f JEAN SANGER ,lean is going to be a secretary and study at B. U. If she can tickle the typewriter as she "hoofs it" at "Sunset Dances," than she will come out with Hying colors and be her rnother's joy. Glee Club 2, 3, 43 French Club 3, 45 "Pirates of Penzance" 33 "All At Sea" 45 Senior Play Com- mittee 4. MARJORIE E. SCHNEIDER 'ABlondy" is known to everyone in the high school, and is liked by all. You never meet her in the corridor without seeing her smile. "Marj" seems to like VVellesley very much. VVe wonder Why? Cvlee Club 1, 2, 3. 4. 1-gp: 8 fr-f TI-1E SASSAMON ROY SCOTT Soapy is a bashiul boy And sometimes very quiet, But when he gets his temper up, Oh, Boy! what a riot! Football 1, 2. 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4: Baseball 1, 2, 3, 43 I-loekey 3, -lg Captain of Hockey 4, Track 3. ELEANOR SEARLE ' Eleanor is a girl from the Sunny South. She likes to dance and enjoys all sports, but the thing she likes to do the best is sing. She sings in church, in Glee Club and is always singing popu- lar hits in home room. We hope you will sing through life, Eleanor. .Glee Club 3,4 4. MARY RITA SHANNON "Ret" is the last.of the well-known "Four Horsemen." Whenever there is anything to be done, you can always depend on her. You will remember Rita as "Phyllis" in the Glee Club operetta, and as one of our capable cheer leaders during the football season. Student Council 1, 3, 45 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Debating Club 1, 2, Dramatic Club 3g Assistant Manager Basketball 33 Prom Committee 3: Sen- ior Play Committee 4. NORMA SIMMONS Norma is known to some as "Shrimp," CShe isn't very tallj. She is smart in all her studies And is well-liked by all. ETHEL SIOSTROM Ethel surely can sing and swim, but when it comes to dancing there is none better. There are rumors Ethel may go on the stage. VVatch out, Ethel, "Flo" Ziegfeld is looking for girls like you! Glee Club 3, 4. ALICE SLAMIN Some say that Alice is quiet, reserved, and bashful. This may or may not be the case, but we know she is a true friend. THE SASSAMON PAGE TXYENTY-NINE GERALD SLAM IN "Kivver" shines at football, At basketball and such. And when he hits that baseball lt doe:n't go-not much! Football 1, 2. 3, 4, Captain 43 Easketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Baseball 1, 2, 3, -lg Track 3, -l: Hockey 43 Glee Club Z, 3. ' XVI LLIAM SLAMIN "Bill" is a quiet but industrious youth. He has a good disposition and is a great fellow to get along with. He has pursued his studies in a way creditable to him. He comes from South Natick so must be of good stuff. ROBERT SMITH "Pal" excels in football and hockey. For the past two years he has starred at guard position on the eleven. He also was given honorable mention on the football team picked by the Boston Globe. Radio Club 1: Hockey 35 Football 2, 3, 4. FLoRENcE STADIGW XNC all have enjoyed "Flossie's singing, She's very indu-trious, tcc. Honor to our high school she'll be bringing, Vllhatever the work she may do. "Pirates of Penzance" 3: "All At Sea" 4. HAROLD STONE Harold "Rocky," "Pinkie." "Stoney" or what have you! Of course we can't forget f'Rocky." the boy with the bushy hair and the school girl complexion who helped make the Senior play an artistic success. He will be greatly missed in the art department. Art Editor Sassamon 4: Basketball 2: Senior Executive Committee 4. EILEEX SXYEENEY Eileen has a good disposition, All who know her with this will agree, Shc's always ready to give her assistance XYli:1tex'er the occasion may be. 4-rg' ' ' . .St ll V .vw .ww 235' 'T-vailr , .ir 3 ' --5' - THE SASS.-XM ON TH ELMA TI-IORSEN "7Tliel" plays in the orchestra, Plays well at typing, too. Wie know she'll be successful f In whatever she may do. Orchestra l, 3, 4: Lend-A-I--land, M.-XDELIXE TRUDEI. ' 'Trudy's" good at story writing: just look in the Sassamon And we know she's fond of singing As well as other kinds of fun. Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 "All At Sea" 4. ROY VORCE Of course you all know Roy. but if not you might recall the name "Kike." "Kike" is Cas far as we knowl one of our most bashful Seniors, but appearances are sometimes misleading. Football 2, 43 Glee Club 2. JENNIE WARREN Jennie, with her long auburn tresses, has been a great help to us. She is generally seen with a book open in front of her but we wonder if she is as intent on its contents as she appears to be? Operetta 4: Candy Committee of Senior Play 4. BERTHA VVHITMAN Bertha excels in her studies as well as in en- tertaining the Lend-A-Hand Club. We have heard that Bertha is very fond of the sophomore class. VVe wonder why? Glee Club 1, 23 Dramatic Club 33 Lend-A-Hand Club 4. CATHERINE GLADYS VVILL.-XRD "Glad" is our idea of a perfect Senior. Her pleasing disposition has won for her a host of friends during her four years at Natick High. She is a decided brunette, an exception to the rule that "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." 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Such an aggregation of classmates I never expected to see, but it was not impossible because all the firms of the world were represented. On my way in I met Catherine Merino and Marie O'ConneIl giving demonstrations of washing ma- chines. In the next booth I met Verna Merritt and Lucretia Berry. Both girls were from the same company demon- strating jam and jellies. No advertising matter was necessary because, from the looks of the girls' faces it was easily dis- cernible that the jams and jellies were good. H. l,.xCRossE: I heard that Hope Dimock was there. You know she is teaching kindergarten. XY. Kami: About three booths down from Babe and Verna was a beauty shop. and posing on the stage was Thomas Kelly. They were using his name for their rouge: if I remember correctly the name was "Flaming Youth". On the other side Kermit Klein. I-Ie looked rather down-hearted of the arena, all by himself, was so I asked him what the trouble was. He said he was selling raccoon coats. that a baseball game was going on in the next city. and that there wasn't a college boy around. In the next booth was Harold Linane. Harold is also a salesman. He was selling wall paper, and whitewash brushes. He told me he was making good because he was able to keep the over-head down by saving on the step- ladders. On the way out I met Ruth McCarrick and May Morrissey selling typewriters. The girls were doing a H. rushing business and hardly had time to speak to me. L.ixCRossr1: Anna Fitzgerald is a sten- ographer for some large concern in Fram- ingham. I was talking to her about a week ago and she told me a lot about some of our classmates. She told me that Dorothy Harrington and Helen Holbrook had positions with her so they see quite a little of each other. I also heard that Evelyn Harvie and Margaret Hogan were on a hunting trip together. They have a large crowd of followers including Mar- guerite Killeen, Helen McEvoy, and Maybelle Morrill. They wanted to dis- cover something new so they are looking for an East and W'est Pole instead of a North and South. Mary Horan used to be a school teacher. They say she taught at N. H. S., but I guess she has settled down now. Say, by the way, I was read- ing about Bunnie Mann in the paper the other day. You know how wonderfully she sang at the operetta when we were Seniors. VV. KANE: How could I forget Bunny's H. voice? l.ACRossl5: VVell, she is singing with the Metropolitan Opera Co. now. Doro- thy Meek, like Helen Amendola, has also been studying music abroad. 'She went to the New England Conservatory of Music first, and is expected to arrive home shortly to give her first concert. Oh yes! before I forget I must tell you about Annah Maroney. just recently she was given charge of a hospital boat on the Charles River. :Xnnah makes a won- derful nurseg it's rumored that the doc- tors think so, anyway. And Dorothy Murphy is her chief assistant. XV. KANE: I'll begin to scold you, Helen, if you keep interrupting me about my trip. I left the fair and went on my way to California. As the train stopped in a little town I ran into a good little restaur- ant to get a bit to eat. There to my great delight I saw Julia Branagan and Celeste Beirne. The girls had started for Hollywood but had changed their minds and gone into a more substantial business. THE SASSAMON PAGE THIRTY-FIVE I finally arrived at Hollywood, and went into a hotel. XYhen I got inside a little fellow in a bellhop suit came up to me. for my luggage: it was Francis Mahaney. He brought me over to meet Robert McKechnie, and Francis McNichols. We shook hands all around, and they told me the three of them were running the hotel. That was all the good it did meg I had to pay my bill. Of course I had to take in the moving picture studios, and was surprised to find that George Steele was the only Natick boy trying to get a position. He said he had only been trying for six months, and that there were only four thousand ahead of him. I wished him luck and knew he would be successful he was so persistent. I started my long journey back home. and nothing of importance happened until I reached Chicago again. As before, there were posters all over the city advertising Mosman Sz Reagan's mammouth circus. As two old classmates were running it I had to take it in. The first person I saw that I recognized was Norman Peoples. "Sam" was at the head of the programme boys. As the circus went on an announcer told us that the Robinson brothers, Cor- nelius and LeBaron, two slack-wire artists, would amuse us next. They cer- tainly were good. I never knew Cor- nelius was fiat-footed, but LeBaron always had a good line. The wild West Show was next and the two leaders were Carl Rogers and Joseph VVignot. The circus was nearly over when some man dressed as a clown came into the arena. When he got near enough for me to get a good look, I found to my surprise that it was Roy Scott. As I was leaving the circus, I stopped at the menagerie and saw VVinston Rowe attending a sick camel. I went right over and asked him why he hadn't used his knowledge to a better advantage, but he said he was always fond of animals. H. LrxCRossE: Speaking about the XVest I've just got to tell you about Josephine Naphen. Josephine is a teacher out there. Now that I am talking again I'm going to tell you some more. Of course you remember that Frances Nims was mar- ried the Tuesday before graduation, and finds married life very enjoyable. I see that Dolly Palmore has been made head instructor of Room 33. I sup- pose you have heard about Alice Par- menter's position over at the ,Iunior High School, as secretary. VV. KANE: I'm off again on my trip. I had to leave Chicago that night, and on my way to New York the train passed a little gasoline station. In the yard, stand- ing beneath a Ford, changing the oil, was William VVilson. I finally did reach New York. On my arrival I had to go directly to the bank. I walked up to the cashier's window and found as I had expected, Paul Roberts. We had a lengthy conversation as we usually do. I congratulated "Paulie" on his success. but couldn't help saying I always thought he would end up behind the bars. H. LACROSSE: Speaking about New York reminds me that Barbara Partridge, after finishing her college career, secured a position teaching Latin at Cornell Uni- versity. You probably know that Marion Raymond used to drive her car so much that Butler's Motor Co. offered her a position asf head saleswoman, She accepted and has been there ever since. Dorothy Roach, I learned, became a great baseball player. She could have had a try-out with Sherborn town team if she had so desired. Mercedes Royce has set up a shoe business for herself in Canton. Mercedes always knew quite a few people over there. She is doing wonderfully good business, too. Of course you know that ,lean Sanger went to VVheaton College. XYhen she was there she became quite a swimmer: she just recently turned professional. VV. KANE: Wie were speeding through the manufacturing section of Pittsburgh. when a large sign on an applesauce fac- tory attracted my attention. The sign 'I about Gerald Slamin and his past success I, Xllli 'l'lllR'I'Y-SIX 'l'l-IE S.-XSS.-XMON read "XYilliam Slaminu. NYe next passed through an apple orchard. and who did I :ee up a 'ree but Robert Smith. Tirezl of looking out of the window I turned my attention to my paper. .X little two-inch article in the corner caught my eye. I invetigatecl and found it to be at coaching a football team in some country high school. H. I,.xCitossE: Rita Shannon has become a runner, somebody told me she had broken quite a few records. You remem- ber Norma Simmons, don't you? Norma graduated from Tufts Dental College. Ethel Sjostrom is with Caroline Bianchi in Sells-Floto Circus. Ethel is a high diver. I guess she got her early exper- ience at Dug Pond. Alice Slamin, Made- line Trudel, and Gladys VVillard are dietitians at the junior High. They used to work on the lunch counter at school. you know. Florence Stadig, Eileen Sweeney, and Thelma Thorsen went to Asia Minor searching for gold in the rush of 1933. Jennie Warren has established a res- taurant across from the high school where the Harris theater is. She says the students are just as hungry as we were. XY. KANE: I heard that Harold Stone was the proprietor of a big clothing store. Austin XYoods and Duane Blanchard were employed by the Natick Hoof and Glue Factory. I was very sorry to hear that both boys were quite stuck up over their jobs. Let me see now-, I think you will have to give me some more news, Helen. H. L.xCRosSE: Bertha XYhitman went in training after high school and was made supervisor of nurses in the XYestboro State Hospital. Helen Champney and Ruth Harney have gained prominence as aviatrixes. They are trying to break the endurance record. Elizabeth Matttield is quite an actress now, after her success in the Senior Play "Seventeen" she went to Hollywood and starred in the play "Twenty-seven". XY. KANE: I was going to tell Roy Yorce. He was working quarry, but was dissatisfied hard work. and was getting a local mattress factory next you about in a stone with such job in the week. I assured him that the work would be much softer. XYe must have seen everybody in '29, or heard about them, but what are you doing, Helen? H. LACROSSE: I'm a physical instructor, I have charge of a champion baseball team. VV. KANE: You always were interested in sports. H. LACROSSE! Well, I'm glad to have heard from you and learned so much about the class of '29, W. KANE: Haven't we had a good time hearing about everybody this evening? I'm glad to have heard from you, Helen. Somebody is trying to get the line. I don't wonder much. We have been talk- ing quite a while. Goodbye. H. LACROSSE: Goodbye. HELEN D. LACROSSE, VVILLIAM j. KANE. SALUTATORY Parents, Teachers. and Other Friends: It is a great privilege as well as a sin- cere pleasure to welcome you to our Com- mencement exercises. And a Commence- ment it is indeed. for Natick High gives to America a gift of one hundred and four boys and girls carefully trained by teachers whose intellect has been and always will be an inspiration to us. Yet. we have plenty to learn. Just the other day I heard a good one. It seems that a student asked Professor Monroe oi Harvard University what he thought the twentieth amendment would be. The pro- fessor meditated for a moment and then replied, "I think that the twentieth amend- ment will deal with song." "Song" asked the student, "why do you think that the twentieth amendment to the Constitution of the United States will deal with song?" THE S.-XSSAMON PAGE TI-IIRTY-SEVEN "XYell," said the professor, "it's this way. The eighteenth amendment has to do with wine: the nineteenth amendment has to do with women: and so the twentieth amend- ment will have to do with song l" However, as long as no songs have been suggested, I shall discuss a question which has been proposed as the twentieth amend- ment to the Constitution of the United States. It is a subject which vitally con- cerns the United States, Massachusetts, and the people and schools of the town of Natick. That subject is the proposed Federal Department of Education. To many people the subject is a new one as there 'has been little demand for the pro- posed amendment. It has been suggested by certain groups who hope to make education a Federal functoin. Before discussing the proposed bill let us First look at the provisions of this Federal Department of Education bill. First of all, the Bureau of Education is to be trans- ferred to a Department of Education, with a Secretary in the President's cabinet. This department would have the power to devise methods of organization, adminis- tration, and maintenance of schools, and plans of improving methods of teaching and of developing curricula and study in the schools, and any other work that the Secretary of Education might wish to do. courses of So much for the provisions of the bill. Now, let us look at some of the main objec- tions to the bill. First of all the bill goes directly against the explicit provisions of the Constitution of the United States which leaves the control of the schools in the hand of the several states. In this way, the bill opposes Ex-President Coolidge's statement that the Federal Government should con- fine itself strictly to its constitutional func- tions. President Hoover has announced his opposition to the bill through the recent statement of the Secretary of the Interior, Mr. XYilbur. This indicates the opposition to it as a national question. But as we consider the proposed Federal Department of Education, we must consider also its effect on the town of Natick. Today, all our books and courses of study are selected by the local authorities who are intimately concerned with our peculiar needs. On the other hand. with centralizefl control, our schools could be put into a straight-jacket by a certain group of bur- eaucrats down at VVashington who would know very little, if anything. about the conditions in the town of Natick. And as a final point, I consider the pro- posed bill as an outright injustice to the good people of Natick. Each year at town meeting you appropriate thousands of dol- lars for your schools. Some would have the Federal Government control education. It could then control your own money which you pay in taxes. Such control is nothing short of the creeping paralysis of Bolshevism. In conclusion, I appeal to the liberty- loving parents of this town. Today text books and courses are selected by the care- ful choice of the school instructors. To- morrow both teacher and method may be- come dependent upon political forces at VVashington. Parents, how would you like to have Federal power control your child's education from the first grade until gradua- tion? Are you going to give greedy politi- cians an opportunity to control stock in the Natick Schools? Verily if one were cast- ing about for a swift and certain means to destroy American freedom it seems no more adequate machinery of destruction could be conceived than a school system guided by autocratic principles. So, we have seen, that the bill, if it became a law, would pave the way to paternal imperialism in education. This is absolutely contrary to our philosophy of government and antagonistic to our princi- ples of freedom and self-government. On this ground we must oppose any and all such attempts to abrogate states' rights. And so, in closing this greeting, let :is always bear in mind the doctrine of self- help-that the things we get for ourselves are the best: that sturdily striving to care for ourselves builds real character and .true citizenship. XVALTER T. BURKE. l'.Xt1li 'l'lllR'l'Y-ICIGHT THE PROBLEM OF LEISURE llecanse of the modern revolution in the field of industry. the people of this country are faced with a very serious and definite problem, the problem of "what will we do with our leisure time?" Leisure, once the property of few, has become the property of many. NYill this leisure, in the hands of these people, become a menace? This ques- tion creates a problem which is far-reach- ing and commanding of everyone's atten- lltnl. Not so long ago America was admitted to be a land of labor-of strenuous. contin- ued, and hurried endeavor. Can we still say that today? "Overnight," so to speak, America has become the land of leisure. All this universal leisure has come to us as the result of the great mechanical changes. Due to the increase in production because of these changes man has had to work less and hence has had an abundance of leisure time. Robots are contributing to this leis- ure. All varieties are being manufactured by the thousands, and are being used for practically all sorts of small merchandise. An article in a recent number of the Forbes magazine informs us that they are now sell- ing gasoline through the Robot. Harry XV. Alexander, a pioneer in the Robot field, visualizes the day when we will have no clerks in the stores: we will then obtain everything through these mechanical sales- men. In New York it is not uncommon in walking down Broadway on a cool summer day, to see a Robot ready to mix and pour a drink while you wait. Some call this the machine ageg others the leisure age: it is both. Since this rev- olution has given us a new and undreamed of leisure, it has created one of the most complicated problems of the twentieth cen- tury. It is very clear that leisure in the hands of our people will be one of two things: a value or a menace. Leisure time can be of value in the promotion of happiness. How- ever leisure is becoming a menace to our country because of its abuse by many. Socially it is making for ease, luxury, and THE SASSAMON moral degeneration. Has man, with his leisure time, dashed wildly to libraries, evening schools, art museums, or the grassy banks of murmuring brooks? Not so as to obstruct any traFFic! It is probable that the income of the poolrooms and dime-shows has increased. Thus we see how leisure time can be abused and so become a men- ace. The effect of leisure time on the morals of our country is nothing that we can be over-proud of. If ease, luxury, and leisure are abused they make for immorality. Im- morality follows lack of repression and un- restricted conduct. It turns ns into vice and wrong rather than into following the ideals of right. It was thus that great Rome fell. Should not America take heed? If the health of our country is menaced, leisure is abused. A good runner trains to keep his body in the "pink of condition." Can we keep our bodies in condition to face life's tests, with so much ease and luxury in our midst? VVe cannot. We must de- vise ways of spending our newly acquired leisure time so as to afford us the health we are certain to lose because of the mod- ern conveniences to which we are subject. A story is told of a japanese scholar who was visiting our country, and while being shown the wonders of New York'City, was taken to the subway. VVith his guide he boarded a local train, and when they reached Fourteenth Street he was hurried off this local to take an express. "XVhy did we do that?" inquired the Japanese. "To save five minutes," was the answer. He looked puzzled for a moment, and then asked, "And what shall we do with the tive minutes?" This is the question of the pres- ent age. We are all the time working for time and labor-saving devices which will give us more leisure. After we have ob- tained this lesiure, what will we do with it? If you were going to become a baseball player you would begin training for itg you would begin practicing all the essentials that make up the ball player. Here we are faced with the problem of "what to do with our leisure time." It seems to me that the THE SASSAMON PAGE THIRTY-NINE plausible way of working out this problem, is by doing just that: namely, training yourself for it. The trouble with us today is that we expect a person to spend years before he becomes proficient in business or the professions: in leisure, without any previous training as to the way we shall conduct ourselves, a person is expected to be fully competent to direct his activities. This theory seems to be all wrong. Vile must train. I do not hesitate to say that the inclusion of both education and religion in our lives is the foundation upon which we can build our conduct in leisure. Education and re- ligion are the two fundamental necessities for the right use of leisure. They are cs- sential if we are to succeed in solving this problem of "what to do in our leisure time." VVhat will education do for us? It will give us an understanding of the lives of of previous generations, and knowledge of the material world, VVhat will religion do for us? Its bene- fits are a thousand-fold, and too numerous to mention here. The benefit we will men- tion as directly infiuencing this subject is the fact that religion makes for ideals in a man, for his realization of right and wrong. VVith leisure this is most important, because man must have the ability to distinguish between right and wrong. If he can do this then the leisure time problem is solved. Therefore it would seem that the solution of this leisure problem is a double one. An age-old saying tells us that "the proof of the pudding is in the eating." Likewise "the proof of the value of leisure time will be determined by its use." Leisure is ours whether we want it or not and it is for us to decide whether it will be a good thing or the doom of this and all future generations. LEBARON O. RoBiNsoN. PERSEVERANCE IS ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESS Everyone has probably heard, at some time or other, the song: "If at first you don't succeed. try, try again." The song is still an old standby. XYhen one is discour- aged or blue, the humming of that refrain never fails to give new enthusiasm and courage. For, when all is said and done, success in any field is simply a matter of trying and trying again. Often, it is not that we lack ability but that we lack perseverance. Take for ex- ample the sales field. Every year hundreds of salesmen drop from the ranks. They entered the profession with hopes running high, did not immediately meet success, grew discouraged, and failed to apply the rule of success, "try again." Men are fail- ing in all fields simply because they do not apply this rule of success. To succeed in any undertaking one must keep going doggedly, never admitting de- feat. For instance, the successful inventor must meet all sorts of obstacles and diffi- culties before he Hnally perfects his in- vention. The ambitious author has his stories refused time and time again before he finally wins his way to fame. In every walk of life the men who never admit de- feat, but who try again and again are the men who finally meet real success. "I couldnt" has never accomplished anything. "I will try again," has wrought wonders. Failures and hard knocks are the basis of real success. Most final successes are built on foundation stones of past failures. One who meets adverse conditions grows strong and corrects his faults, while one who meets constant success is blinded to his defects. To be a real success one must go thru this school of hard knocks, He may not realize it, but while he is receiving this education, he is growing into the sort of a man that will be a real, lasting suc- cess. Success is a queer thing. If it comes easily, we never hold it high. If it comes bard. it is a priceless prize. Viie never know how close we are to suc- cess when we give up. Sometimes we stand just at the border. .X little more ef- fort and we would have been across. The factor which gets us across that narrow border line is more determination, the old story, "try again." Yery few achievements are won in a first effort. There is no way of telling, or l'.Xtllf l"OR'l'Y THE SASSAMON rather of lindiug out, how many of the world's great victories have been won by the application of the thought expressed in those two words "try again." Robert Peary reached the North Pole. the prize of three centuries, his dream and goal for twenty years, only after seven previous failures, covering a period of twenty years. He won where others failed by his persistent effort, by his indomitable will. liach failure taught Peary something which made his final success possible. 'l'hon1as Edison's success is due to his boundless perseverance. He spent ten years working on his storage battery, making fifty thousand experiments before he was satisfied with it. He worked thirty-four years perfecting the moving picture ma- chine. .-Xfter such men as Farmer, Draper, Henry, Morse, and Maxim had given up, lidison took up the task of perfecting an electric light. He spent thirteen months of unwearied experimentation in an effort to find a suitable filament for it. If Edison had given up at the end of the twelfth month we would probably still be using candles and oil for lights, but he didn'tg he persevered until at last success crowned his efforts. "Bobby" jones started his golf career in 1915. During the following seven years he played in eleven national championships, amateur and open. and still was outside. Ile was considered a great golfer who couldn't win. In 1923. due to his "try again" spirit. he won his first national championship at Inwood. Instead of drop- ping out after receiving one hard knock after another, he corrected his faults and defects. tried again and again, and won. Recently, in one of his magazine articles, Charles Clark said, "The trouble with most of Us is that we think we are the only ones who suffer defeat." If we would only re- call these words when the horizon looks darkest. when prospects are grouchiest. when failure seems so close. we would think twice before giving up. Then, if we would go still farther, and recall the discouraging exieriences that all great men have had to go thru before they met success. we would recover our courage, our determination and try again and again, until our efforts were finally crowned by success. CoRxELlt's J. Romxsox. VALEDICTORY THE MEANING OF EDUCATION Since the time of the early colonists. there have been many changes in the lives of men. Among the greatest is the increas- ing demand for more and better education. Not only has the demand increased but also the opportunities have increased. The ideas of education itself have undergone a com- plete change likewise. In times past educa- tion meant only school training but now education is believed to begin at birth and to end only at death. School training is by no means an end to education: it is only the beginning. The most important thing that schools teach is the ability to read understandingly. XN'ith this ability one can teach himself, as much of our information is obtained from books. Schools prepare a person for success. They are the foundation of one's life work. Suc- cess in business depends on the ability of a man to adapt the information that he has acquired in schools to the type of work that he is doing. In these days with the labor-saving devices and shorter working days education means more than training for life work. One of the greatest problems before the country today is to teach the youth the proper use of leisure time. If used in the right way leisure time can be made very profitable: in fact a great part of life's education is gained by utilizing spare moments. Traveling is one of the most delightful means of education. Its real value lies in enabling us to learn the customs and ways of living of the people of other nations. A better acquaintance with these people helps us to have friendlier feeling toward them. Appreciation of the right kind of music and art is a part of one's education. If people would save the money that they use THE SASSAMON PAGE FORTY ONE to go to movies that are not worth the while and go to one symphony concert or one opera they would learn to appreciate things that are really beautiful. Of what use is education to a man if he has failed to develop a good character? One way of training the character is to have an ideal and try to live up to it. Con- duct should be improved as we are forming either good or bad habits, and habits lead to the making of character. It is only by living up to the best that is in us every clay that we can hope to become of use to the world. That is what we of the class of '29 have 4 been discovering during our four years at Natick High School. Now, dear classmates. the time has come for us to part, to leave behind the pleasant memories of our school days. Courageously and hopefully we will go forward to our various duties. As we have striven to do our best in the past, let us strive to do even better in the future and to carry with us the inspirations that we have received in our school days. Classmates, farewell! Teachers. schoolmates, and friends-to :ill we bid farewell! "May the Lord watch between thee and me while we are absent FCEQ-rg another." BARBARA PARTRIDGE. QQQQ fi fl, Ax xXX U' SJ x-QL in I 2 ORM J G PAPER fo, Q C Qx EP H X S :wc M 5 1 RWTH R8 F-1 X w JN S5 QQEJLQQ f' z X Ps OU unc 1. Co TUDCN R5 Co f 41 S ' ef ? UU nr! rf fun AT' Q affix ,DUO Jf.,s4..,.,MV'-Q U1 X K foam X C 2 N 00 DE 'W N0 TEAM R gun BVR f M if Q 8 x .C K0 1 7 In yfffff X X E fl NA DON Q D 9 AL-7 I .9 I W 0 'QS ll Rue -1 I sy D X RM4 U YO T ON M s-my UQH 'P EY F0 x EI I. fs QD S FAVEQ- H 9 L. .1-" v, ,N m I f 0 ' ' I ' 1 ' ' em aan' 1 N' ' ' X U ff .- , X K ,vi NX Fwd xxxx N ' ,. Lap- f , A ,l xl AA Al q 2 ' r. , X X X ff -,,,gg' I "Y0'M,f ' K X., XV E I9 K AA4,?f f"hk!QB SJEM x i f 1 ,lla .. U ' + 4 . 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AI :ZA ' A LITTL-E GQ A f Tun 'sua snkn7,9""k ' sfx A ,'!! A 'f THsbcanTn-mcuuaf 'v A 7'- Z mo 115 .gat :ci-1 O THE SASSAMON PAGE FORTY-THREE ,.. Q 'SAY - fan! 23, N '81 if R - - we -!Il'itltTf,g ss iigi., THE SCIENTIFHC SPIRIT From the time a lad takes apart an old alarm clock, destroys his toys or things more valuable than toys, he is led by a mysteri- ous impulse which is brought about almost wholly by curiosity. The impulse is the first indication of the scientitic spirit. But if the toy has been broken, the boy's curi- osity oppressed, and the toy is thrown away then there is no want of knowledge in the lad, only curiosity. But if it is not thrown away, if the boy tries to make something out of it, to improve upon it, then the scientihc spirit is there. Since the character, if only a boy, took an interest in a piece of machinery at such an early age, it would seem that the scienti- fic spirit starts in the home. Here it can be either fully developed or it can be snuffed out completely. Xlihen parents scold, whip, and even send their sons from home just because they show an inclination to dream, hour after hour, this abusive treatment eventually wipes out any trace of a scientihc spirit. Dreaming is not wrong if you dare, ac- cording to an article in a psychology maga- zine, It says in part: "Columbus dreamed of a new route to India: dared the 'dark .-Xtlanticf and, though he did not find out what he was after, he discovered something greater than his dream. Alexander dreamed dreams of empire, and died lamenting that there was a handful of devoted followers. dared and added Mexico to the already swollen dominions of that ungrateful mon- arch, Charles Y. Xtashington and the pa- triots clared the might of England, and a new nation was born. Raphael Leonardo, Botticelli, Gainsborough, and Yelaszeuz dared to conceive and, to execute. and en- riched the world with master paintings. The world's history has been made by men who dreamed great dreams and dared to achieve them. Nothing worth while, either for good or for evil has ever been accomplished by anyone who did not dream, dare, do, and if need be, die, to live his dreams. To dream and to dare-this is the secret of success." And so it can be seen that the home is often destructive as far as the development of the scientihc spirit is concerned. How- ever the right kind of a school is a great force in developing the intelligence in some particular line. Modern schools have courses of study in every art. XN'hatever the child's mind leans to, the school can develop. An authority on indus- trial geography says: "The German universities, scientific schools, and industrial laboratories kept Germany in the forefront of scientific dis- l'.XtZli FORTY-FOUR THE SASSAMON covery, and of application of science to :ill forinn of industry." 'I'he following of a vocation is the best thing in life. .RX jack-of-all-trades always lags behind. .Xs Milliamson says. "Vocational training is one of the most significant developments in modern education. This type of educa- tion is designed to train the young person to earn a good living in the branch of work for which he seems best fitted. Some of the supporters of vocational training believe that this specialized form of training ought to be commenced early in life." H lt can be seen, then, that education plays a great part in the development of the :cientihc spirit. Something ought to be done for scientists who strive uselessly to perfect something, or to establish some fact. These men are brave, as brave as any soldier, for death comes to scientists in horrible forms. Doc- tor scientists who battled fever in the south made the Panama Canal possible. Brave explorers of the North and South Poles added much to our knowledge of the Artic regions. Heroes who have perfected safety devices for all forms of machinery, have saved thousands of human lives. And, every one of them, from the child with the alarm clock to one like Edison, have all been led by the scientific spirit. The scientific spirit is a grace of God, a gift given to selected ones in order that the world may advance even a slight degree. In history man has advanced greatly, and the scientific spirit was a great factor in the development of civilization. Lewis Gmssuv. STUDENT HONOR ROLL Because of their diligence and application to their school work as made apparent by their high marks. we, the Faculty of Natick High School. do hereby nominate the fol- lowing students of the Class of '29 to a place on the honor roll: Highest Honors and Pro Merito Barbara Partridge ............................ 93.4 Halter Burke .......... ...... 9 1.6 Pro Merito Alice Parmenter .................... ..... 8 9.3 VK'illis Bronkie ........ ..... 8 8.9 Virginia Clahane ....... ..... 8 8.5 XYinston Rowe ........ ..... 8 8.2 lit clyn Harvie ..... Margaret Connolly 87.9 87.5 Francis Mahaney ....... ..... 8 7.4 .-Xnnah Moroney ...... ..... 8 7.3 Margaret Hogan ....... ..... 8 7.1 Kermit Klein ........ ..... 8 7.1 ,lulia Branagan ........ ....... 8 6.8 Caroline Bianchi .......... ..... 8 6.2 VValter Chamberlain ...... ..... 8 5.8 Carl Angelo ............... ..... 8 5.4 Mary Horan ..... ..... 8 5.4 Bernice Mann ................ ..... 8 5.2 Francis Driscoll ................ ..... 8 4.7 Honors Cornelius Robinson .......... ..... 8 4.1 Marguerite LeClair ...... ..... 8 3.8 Lewis Grassey ............. ..... 8 3.2 LeBaron Robinson ........ ..... 8 2.8 Mercedes Royce ....... ..... 8 2.5 Helen Amendola ...... ..... 8 2.2 Dorothy Bishop ........ ..... 8 2.2 Dolly Palmore ........ ..... 8 2.2 Robert Brown ........ ..... 8 2.0 Anna Fitzgerald ....... ..... 8 1.8 Harold Fairbanks ..... ..... 8 1.7 VValter Mahaney ....... ..... 8 1.6 Marion Raymond ....... ..... 8 1.6 Helen LaCrosse ......... ..... 8 1.3 Thomas MeNichols ...... ..... 8 1.2 Helen Holbrook ....... ..... 8 1.1 jean Sanger ................. ..... 8 1.1 Maybelle Morrill ....... ..... 8 0.7 Madeline Trudcl ....... ..... 8 0.5 Norma Simmons ....... ..... 8 0.3 Chester Mosman ....... ..... 8 0.2 Earl Douglas ............ ..... 8 0.1 VVilliam Kane .......... ..... 8 011 Gladys Vtiillard ........ ....... ..... 7 9 .9 Lucretia Berry .................................... 79.7 Duly signed, FACULTY or '29 FACULTY HONOR ROLL Because, during our four years at Natick High School, they have been our mentors THE SASSAMON PAGE FORTY-FIVE as well as our best friendsg because they Mr. Harold H. Sears have listened to our doubts, troubles and Miss Margaret A. Guthrie questions and have advised us with the Msis Vera A. Mann greatest regard for our welfare: because Miss E. Grace Church they have had conhdence in us and aided Miss Edith M. Nutt us in our many activities and helped to Miss Elizabeth B. Carey make these years as pleasant and successful as they have been: and above all because they have given us a foundation in right conduct and taught us 'to have the greatest regard for law and order, the Natick High School Senior Class of '29 does hereby nominate the following members of the Faculty for honorable mention and a place "honor roll": Mr. Clifford R. Hall Mr. Edward N. Mihite C11 ULU' Miss Elva C. Coulter Mr. Clayton E. Gardner Miss Mabel I. Dyer Miss M. Malvina Brown Miss Miss Miss Miss Miss Miss Miss Miss Alisa Miss Miss E. Laura Hodges Florence M. Belliveau Kathleen XY. Young Emily L. Shannon Gertrude Lewis Margaret E. Cellarius Ethel XV. Ratscy Miriam Eldridge Jeanette B. Lakin .-Xlbertine M. Morrill Dorothy Z. Filene Mr. John F. Donahue Mr. Lewis L. Bowkcr 6530 F'A,, 0 X kvavenxff f-J g-N 1 X I ow yo 0 s V, - 23 'f 4 'Te gill X 'f!?S'.sf'pFPz-OP' -L , I N u J I . .s K Z 1 1 I 5 I I Respectfully signed. THE Cinxss mf '29. O I. I. U1 r-4 S BT-. , X -N5 x Aijx- if-2 Lil - x 'N I' N nf lla? i LL?-h X 2 Lu ri , ff 2 xi O Q5 K1 E E., if Z1 911- 'gzv' 1 Z4 I I 'C 2 Q I-Ll N 8: -'is :VZ HJ75 0Q"'Q'l'- ' , sb :ll 1 .d:N l :"'l'Sf: E gf :h X 2, 35,5 fig, gfxg 5 " 0 'D s Mrs N 'H ' 0 Q' 1 5 Y Q :IQ Q: ix N N H ' SE nlfl ,-. xx 'X eilnrllgfaia Nllilug' E. E .. 'NN . -Q Q ' x xx X " ' D . - I '1 Q l 'E N ' ' CA 4' 5 1 U 1 NX 'C E QM-' 15225: in 5 0 r: M - an-2. - - N .Q D.. ! N. ' N 2 N V5 X-, J Q ! mix X A 1 X I 'I XXQNXX Fig? xx Q AN RPM , 'X 9 cr LIL! DVD Z Q' 2 Qu, i Rm u ' lfffrff! 3:-' V RL. 5 - Q ., ,MS tub ,, gg 'Z .fl , 3? 2 If 2l:X'f X -1 x Lu sg , MAX Q E. ' ,xx LL lb -I , If b E 513 , Ro To swf B Ext , 9-S+ Q' ff fma,""'.fk' , ,, Q Q.-m-'E JN UN Kzxx - X613 QVC 1 :NW ' 'll ,Qqul u 4 3' vu X- A E' y,,x"- Q E, M51 'C 2 5s ' u T. ll 'Z : 1 K 'C K Q Lo 'Bien 5V5C X1 mf New THE SASSAMON PAGE FORTY-SEVEN Al 'iii' SENIOR PLAY LEND-A-HAND CLUB 1 U l'r'v.vicic11f-Mary Hoey Viv '-fr :vid 'nf-Loi.: SIIIIICTIIIIIKI OPERETTA L ' 1 I .S'vr1'vlu.l'y-Dorotluy Davis T1'rus1r1'cz'-Mary Rogers ORCHESTRA AND BAND LE CERCLE FRANCAIS DEBATING CLUB HALLOWE'EN PARTY P1'fs1'z1r1zI-Cornelius Robinson I'ia'-jwn'.v1'zIm1f-Earl Douglas .S'fra'cfaajv-Robert Brown FOOTBALL PARTY SASSAMON BOARD SUNSET DANCES STUDENT COUNCIL SENIOR RECEPTION GLEE CLUB JUNIOR PROM PJ'CSIdt'llf-.'XIll18I1 Moroney Vice-frvsidmzf-Earl Douglas ,S'ccrctary-Robert Carey BIG-SIX much-abused "seventeen"-year-old youth. l'.XG li FO RT YJEIGH 'lf THE 'SASSAMON SENIOR PLAY. ln front-E. Mattfield, XV. Rowe. Seated-G. Slamin, E. Harvie, NV. Kane, V. Clahane, F. Mahaney, M. Brown, R. Brown, H. Dimock. Standing-C. Robin- son, A. Leland. XV. Bronkie, C. Angelo. "SEVENTEEN" The class of 1929 was well represented from the "footlights" when "Seventeen" was presented, Thursday and Friday even- ings, April 11 and 12. A large audience attended both performances, and the general concensus of opinion seemed to be that it was the best Senior play in years. XYilliam Kane. as the leading man, gave an excellent portrayal of "VVillie", the Virginia Clahane made a very delightful leading lady in the role of "Lola", the demure and petite "baby talk 'girl" from the city. The acting of Elizabeth Mattheld as "jane", "XVillie's" kid sister who insisted that she "knew something about XVillie", and of Carl Angelo as "Genesis", the amusing colored servant, was also out- standing. The work of Miss Elizabeth Carey, Eng- lish Department Head, who expended a great deal of time invprepariiig "Seventeen" was largely responsiblenfor the success of the play. Miss Carey was coach and director. R . Those who aided in the management are George Steele, general chairman: Walter Burke, ticketsg Earl Douglas, publicity: Rita Shannon, costumes: Francis Mc- Nichols, stage managementg Arthur Fahey, properties: Helen LaCrosse, ushersg Annah Moroney, candy: Harold Stone. scenery: and Miss Nutt, Miss Belliveau, Miss Rat- sey, and Mr. Bowker of the faculty. THE CAST Wiilliain Baxter VVilliam Kane Mr. Baxter ........... ....... X Niillis Bronkie joe Bullett .......... Genesis ............... ,lohnnie Watson George Crooper Mr. Parcher .......... ...... jane Baxter ....... ...... Lola Pratt ...... Robert Brown Carl Angelo Winstoii Rowe Gerald Slamin Cornelius Robinson . Francis Mahaney NVallie Banks .... ........ -Elizabeth Mattfield Virginia Clahane May Parcher ..... .......... H ope Dimock Ethel Boke ..... Mary Brooks ...... ..... M rs. Baxter ...... Pianist ........... Evelyn' Dimock Madaline Brown Arline Leland Helen LaCrosse - -- M- .-m...r..g, f fr Y THE SASSAMON PAGE FORTY-NINE ' l-,.g ""'i- OPERETTA. Front row-A. Taddeo, H. LaCrosse, R. MacCarrick, C. Bianchi, A. Mor- oney, D. Meek, G. lVillard, E. Sjostrom, B. Mann, R. Shannon, A. Leland, P. Ligori. Second T0W"'R- C3l'f'Y- S- Ricllmolld, A. DCFNIUCYE. L. Robinson, I. Burke, XY. Mahanev. E. Douglas, G. Steele, C. Angelo, WL Rowe, E. Vtlallace, D. Anderson i HALL AT SEA" and Harriet Leland, candy. Dorothy Meek The Glee Club Operetta, "All At Sea". was Very successfully presented before fair- ly large audiences. Thursday and Friday evenings, May Z and 3, at the junior High Hall. "All At Sea" is the story of the good ship "Pinafore" going to sea to capture the famous pirates of Penzance. The pirates trapped the "Pinafore" occupants and cap- turezl them. Many complications developed. The prolilem of the "Pinafore" oceupanh became to find a way to fret- tlieinselrt-is from the pirates who had captured them. Earl Douglas as the Captain, George Steele as Sir joseph Porter, lYalter Mahaney as the Lord Chancellor, and Lt-Baron Rohin- son as the Mikado of japan all offer a way of escaping-but in vain. Annah Moronej-'. the Fairy Queen, finally solves the difliculty. Miss Miriam Eldridge, supervisor of music, directed the presentation: and Mrs. Buckley coached. Arrangements were car- ried through hy the following: Earl Doug- las, program: Louis Grassey, properties: Robert Carey, ticketsg Grace Daly, ushers, was the pianist for the performance. A THE PRIXCIP.-XLS Captain Crocoran Sir joseph Porter Ralph Rackstraw Dick Deadeye Midshipmite ............ The Pirate King Frederick . ............ Police Sergeant ..... ...... Grosvenor ......... btrcphrin .,.......,..... Lord Chancellor Mikado of ,lapan Pooh-Bah .,.......... Koko .......... ,losephine .............. Little Buttercup Patience .........,... Mabel .... Phyllis .. ........... Fairy Queen ..... Yum-Yum ....... Peep-Bo ..... Pitti-Sing ..... Earl Douglas George Steele XYinston Rowe Rolzert Carey . Donald .-Xndersou Peter Ligori Alfred DeFlumere Ellsmere Mallaze Arthur 'liaddeo Carl :Xngclo . XYalter Mahaney Le-Baron Roliinsnu Samuel Richmond ,lohn Burke Gladys lYillard Arline Leland Ethel Sjostrom Bernice Mann Rita Shannon Annah Moroney Ruth MacCarrick Caroline Bianchi Helen LaCrosse l'.XGli FIFTY THE SASSAMON F 5-1 ORCHESTRA. Front row-D. Fraser, E. Nims, E. Harrie, D. Murphy, T. Thorsen. M. Townsend. Second row-D. Jones, V. Petro, S. Grupposo. XY. Rowe, A. Wioods, L. Grassey, L. Robinson. Standing-Miss Miriam Eldridge. director. ORCHESTRA ln the early part of this year. the musical aspirants were called together to organize the High School Orchestra. A group of about twenty-live students answered to the call and serious rehearsals were begun iinmediately. Nliss Miriam Eldridge. musi- cal supervisor and director of the orchestra. made known her desire to have seriousness XYednesday afternoon from two to three as well as good attendance to the rehearsals. fjfclrick was set as the rehearsahhour, Ender Alisa lildridge's invaluable direc- tion, the Orchestra has advanced in fine rtjlc. The Orchestra has furnished the music for the marching at the assemblies, and music has been one of the features. These musicians have also played at all the social functions of the year. The fine selections rendered at the Senior play. the operetta, the various receptions and Parties, and at Class Day and Graduation, have helped to make a success of these affairs. THE BAND During the last week in September, a Natick High School Band was organized. Twenty-eight members reported for the first rehearsal. Under the direction of Miss Eldridge and with Robert Carey as their drum-major. they were rapidly whipped into line. Coach Donahue also ably At the Quincy football game on Saturday, assisted and directed the marching. November 3, at Coolidge held. our newly organized band paraded from the high cchool to the field while playing, and marched around it until the two teams lined up. This was their first engagement uf the year. The Band also furnished the music at the Norwood and Framingham games and at many other of the big affairs of the year including the Health Day Rally this June. The Band has been attractively outfitted throughout the year, in white uniforms with a music emblem and an N on the front of of the jersey. Noteworthy is the fact that this is the first year a Band has been included in the music department of Natick. 'l'lllQ F,XFS,XKlf IX l'YXl2iQ l-'ll-'TY-I iXli lJlfll,X'l'lNl2 'l'li,XXl In irfiiit-ffliitcrxclifiluxtic llelizttiiig lwztgiic Yiiftciry lclllll, lfirxt riiw- XY llurkc, Lf R-ilniiwn, ul, Ilurkc. Sccwml ruxx'!XY. liriwe, Nliw lfmily Slizniiimi, frtctilty :trlviwrg C. .-Xngelfi. DEBATING zigziiii-t Klztrllwrti :tml Xfirxxwwl ztgztiiixt -fi Xzttick. Thu witiiicr- tit' tht-Nc xL'llll'lllllllN wiiiiltl thcti liztttlc f-ir highcxt liuiiwrx, 'l'ht 'l'hm- llclizttiiig chili ww Hrgztiiizcfl Xkccl- topic climeii was "Rcmlvc-cl: 'llhztt thc tin-- ll6Nfl2ij' mririiiiig, llcccmlwr 10, with Kliv clay wurkiiig wcek will Item-tit l-oth cniiitxil Slizniiiiiii ax cl.1l+ faculty ztrlviwr, fllificcfx :mtl lztlmrf' ffir the yczir wcrc clccterl. 'l'wciit5 Ntti- The Natick High clclizatmkiiixtrlc cxtciixiu fltlllx wciit mit fur thix activity, ,Xt thix lm-lvzirzttiiitix fur tlicir NemiAtiii:tl :tml 1-ii fir-t meeting plztii- wcrc ilixctiwcrl fur thc Xkkfliic-rlzty cvciiiiig, .Xiiril 3. thcy mitclmwfl chili lllI'1'i1lgIllIllCj'l'2lY'. thc Xiirmiml lligh ttztm tw wiii Il iiiiziiii- rm filr-iirlziy. lfclvriiztry -1, :t mutiiig tif Illifllx victfiry, rclirc-ciit:ttix'w frfim thc lfrztiiiiiigliztiii, Xmv Xlztrllnirt. High :tlw with their wmi-tiiiztl. wwml, Xlztrllnirw, :tiirl Natick lligh Sclitwl flii thc iiivitntilm fit' llflllfllllll Nlztguwiii -if llelnztting Chilw win hclrl :tt the lrlilllllllg- l'-Tilllllllglllllll, the tiiizil tlclizttc WSIN lit-lil ztt hum lligh Sclii-ffl. 'lhv rt-wilt wztx thi' lfmiitiiiglmiii. :it thi- l.ii1c1+lii Sclituil hztll, iiiriiizitiiiii fit' tha- liitcrwlifilztxtic llc-lizttiiig 'lltiurlzty iXlii'il lfv, lil tliix liiisil. Natick lmitgiic. Uiriitliti- lifflliiiwii wav t-lt-'tcfl flcicuttul tlic Xlztrllniiv- tcztiti, tliiix witiiiiiig ll'4'Nlfl1lll 'ff thix l.t-:tcm-. tht lllltlxtklltilllxllk' llclixttiiigg lwzttgiiv x'it-titty .Xl'T'llll11k'lllllll- wcri iirulv i-if cifiiiiictitixc cup. -lilum-X limtw-vii lllfxl' xili-i-ilk, lt ww Xxilllhf lizirkc 'x - iiiilwil thc ltcxl 1l+-'ill-il 'lim l'i'.iviiiiuLli.mi iilfl flvl.t'f- icikii- 'ia ' Sli ilflqwi t IKXGI-1 FlF'l'Y-'TWU THE SASSAMON ef- NL!- :- B 3 V .ar-r, A ff, SASSAMON BOARD. Front row-D. Bishop, XV. Rowe, M. Scarry, L. Robinson, M. Horan, XY. Kane, H. LaCrosse. K. Klein. Second row-E. Draper, M. Raymond. XY. Mahaney, M. Hoey, D. Mitchell. D. XVignot, H. Mitchell. Third row-H. Erickson, L. Fair. SASSAMON On XYednesday. October 10, the students of Natick High elected a S.xss.xMoN Board for the year 1928-1929. Immediately upon coming into otiice a meeting of the Board was called and plans for the S.xss.xMoN during the Year were discussed. A feature change during the administra- tion of this year's Board has been the change from a magazine to a newspaper. This paper has come out almost three times as often as did the magazine and the Senior Book is included in the subscription as before. This change was proposed by a member of the Board, and voted upon by the entire student body. Immediately after receiving an affirma- tive vote to having a newspaper, work on the nrst issue begun. This first paper came out November 9, and was enthusiastically received by all. Each following issue, according to the many subscribers, "was better and better." The change seems to be a big improvement for Natick High School. A fact worthy of mention is that along with these changes and improvements, the subscription rate has been lowered from one dollar to seventy- Five cents. SASSAMON STAFF Editor-in-Chief, LeBaron Robinson, '29 Associate Editor, Mary Scarry, '30 Business Manager Vkfinston Rowe, '29 Ass't Business Manager Earl Draper. '30 Literary Editor Marion Raymond, '29 Exchange Editor Mary Horan, '29 Art Editor Harold Stone, '29 News Editors XYalter Mahaney. '29 David Mitchell, '30, Lillian Fair, '31 Joke Editors XVilliam Kane, '29 Henry Erickson, '30, Dorothy XVignOt, '31 Subscription Managers Helen LaCrosse, '29 Mary Hoey, '30 Herbert Mitchell, '31 Athletic Editors Dorothy Bishop, '29 Kermit Klein, '29 Faculty Advisors Miss Hodges Miss Lewis. Mr. Sears THE SASSAMON PAGE FIFTY-THREE X 4", .. ' M ' . STUDENT COUNCIL AND SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS. First row-H. Campbell, YV. Wilson, M. Steinmang J. VVignot, Senior Class Vice-Presidentg G. Steele, Senior Class Treasurerg W. Burke, Senior Class Presidentg C. Robinson, Senior Class Secretaryg J. DesChamps, E. Flumere. Second row-D. Anderson, C. Bianchi, P. Gavin, F. Mahaney, J. Burke, L. Sutherland, R. Shannon. E. Hughes, F. Hayes. Third row-A. Delflumere. E. Osol, F. Gaghan, A. Moroney, D. Mitchell, B. Brown, R. lVignot. THE STUDENT COUNCIL In the days of our forefathers self- govcrnment was one of the greatest causes of the success of the United States. So, today, self-government in schools has been one of the contributing factors of the suc- cess of the educational department of this country. 'XYith the introduction of many new plans at Natick High a Student Council was started in the fall of 1927. This council was formed for the purpose of solving problems which involved both teachers and students. After a successful start the reins of the council were taken up in the fall of 1928 by twenty-four new members-two repre- sentatives from each room elected by popu- lar vote. The first meeting was devoted to the election of officers and to a general talk by the genial faculty advisor, Mr. Gardner. At later meetings the council decided to carry out the direction of traffic in the corridors and to alleviate the finan- cial condition of the Natick High School Athletic Association by securing the mem- bership of all the students of the high school. The council also adopted many new and helpful plans in the interest of the whole school. One of these was a better system for passing to the assembly hall. The council members also assumed the work of selling lunch checks, cleaning the pencil sharpeners, and doing many other odd jobs. :Xnother important work of the council was the adoption of a constitution. But the greatest and most democratic move taken by the council this year was the decision to have the S.-xss.n1oN Board elected by popu- lar vote. Wlith these very important steps taken for the advancement of student self-govern- ment, the council for the years 1928-1929 has more than done its share-in the promo- tion of government "of the students, by the students, and for the students." l'.Xt2li Fll"'l'Y-liOl.'R Tl-Ili S.-XSS.-XMON GLEE CLUB The Glee Club was organized early this year with Miss Eldridge as club faculty advisor. :Xt the opening meeting oliicers were elected. It was decided to have meetings every Monday and Tuesday morn- ings during the twenty-live minute periods. The Club has had a membership of about eighty students. Voices were tried early in the year and the members of the group were assigned their parts. The meetings have been utilized for singing. The Glee Club has had a very active year and has sung at several of the big affairs. The Halloween Party was sponsored by this club. The operetta, "All At Sea", and several Sunset Dances were also given in connection with the activities of the Glee Club. LEND-A-HAND CLUB In September the Lend-A-Hand Club was organized under the direction of Miss Lakin. club faculty advisor. This club has a membership of twenty-Five. Meetings are held every Tuesday evening at the homes of the different members. The object of the club is to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. "Look up-not down, Look forward-not back, Look out-not in,- Lend-a-band l" ln lending a hand the club sewed for the books to the less fortunate boys and girls in the moun- tains of the South. Money contributions organizations and gifts have been sent to the sick. The club has run several Sunset Dances district nurse and also sent have been made to worthy and also sponsored the annual Football Dance. Pins were secured which will be the recognized standard pin of this club. .VX theatre party was held which formally ended the club for this year. LE CERCLE. FRANCAIS Le Cercle Francais held its first meeting October 19, with Miss Dyer as club faculty advisor. The basis of activities during the year was a study of "Le Petite journal," a four- page newspaper, intended for the use of French Clubs with articles written by Frenchmen for the French Press. An excellent program at the final meet- ing was put on by this club Friday morn- ing, May 17. A short play written for the Club by Miss Dyer and entitled "La Lecon de Musique" was presented. As music teacher' Carl Angelo amusingly and ably gave the club, as well as Walter Mahaney, a real lesson in many French musical terms. Walter. by the way, proved a most intelligent and apt pupil and surely furnished his share of the fun. There was also a contest in translation of two articles in "Le Petit Journal". Miss Ellis and Miss Townsend were the con- testants for the paragraph entitled "They are going without hats in Paris." Sellew and Mitchell vied with each other in the translation of the paragraph entitled "Il n' rein de nouveau." CThere is nothing newj. The article was written to prove that ladies of the twentieth century by no means introduced the fashion of bobbed hair, but that the style went back to our great-great-grandmothers of the late -eigh- teenth century. This meeting was the formal close of Le Cercle Francais. HALLOWEEN PARTY A Hallowe'en masquerade party was held VVednesday evening, October 31, in the High School Auditorium. The dance was sponsored by the Orchestra. ' . The hall was well decorated with the usual Hallowe'en setting of corn stalks. pumpkins, balloons, and colored crepe paper. Nearly two hu11dred and twenty-five enjoyed a splendid time. The majority were in costumes which were very colorful. Vlially Bell's orchestra furnished the music for the dancing during the evening. The party was featured by several novelty dances, and refreshments were served. THE SASSAMON PAGE FIFTY-FIVE The following were in charge of arrange- ments: Carl Angelo. musicg George Stone, publicity: Louis Grassey, decorationsg Myrtle Townsend, refreshmentsg and Victor Balzarini, announcer. Miss Eldridge, super- visor of music, was faculty advisor. The patrons and patronesses were Mr. and Mrs. Angelo and Mr. and Mrs. Reagan. Miss Carey. Miss Cellarius and Miss Shan- non of the faculty attended. FOOTBALL DANCE A football dance was given to the mem- bers of the football squad, Friday evening, Decemben 7, in the High School Auditorium. The dance was arranged by the Lend-A- Hand Club members, under the direction of Miss Lakin, Domestic Arts teacher and club faculty advisor. Over two hundred attended the dance. During the evening the announcement was made that Leo Flynn, '30, was chosen 1929 football captain, and it was received with great enthusiasm. He was given a rousing cheer which was led by Victor Balzarini. The dance lasted through the evening and was very successful. Harvey Harding's "Cavaliers" furnished the music. Refresh- ments were served in the gymnasium. Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, Mr. and Mrs. Hoey, Mrs. Roach, Mrs. Rogers, and Mrs. Hughes acted as patrons and patronesses. Miss Hodges, Miss Church, Miss Coulter, Miss Eldridge, Miss Shannon, and Mr. Sears of the faculty were present. SUNSET DANCES A feature of the social life at Natick High during this school year has been the Sunset Cafternoonj Dances. They have run from two o'clock to four. As many as ninety students have attend- ed some of these dances which speaks well for their popularity. The proceeds, which have usually been between eleven and twelve dollars have been given either to the Girls' Basketball Fund, Summer Sports Fund. or to the Athletic Association. The music has been furnished by the "Big Six" jazz team under the direction of Carl An- gelo, 129. Sunset Dances were held on the follow- ing dates: Monday, October 223 Wednes- day, january 163 Vlfednesday, February 133 Monday, April 13 Xlfednesday. May SQ lliednesday, May 223 and Friday, ,lune 21. The following teachers have acted :is chaperons for these dances: Miss Nutt, Miss Shannon, Miss Cellarius, Miss Hodges, Miss Eldridge, Miss Belliveau, Miss Lakin, Miss Morrill, Miss Filene, and Coach Donahue. SENIOR RECEPTION The Senior Reception was held at Con- cert Hall, Friday evening, june 21. About four hundred and hfty attended and enjoyed a fine evening. The hall was colorfully decorated. There was a receiving line from eight to eight-thirty 0'clock. This was followed by dancing for the remainder of the evening. Gilbert Curtis's orchestra furnished the music. Refreshments were served. The committee in charge follows: Cor- nelius Robinson, Chairmang VVinston Rowe, Margaret Hogan, Harold Stone, Virginia Clahane, Annah Moroney, and Helen La- Crosse. JUNIOR PROM The annual junior Prom was held Friday evening, May 10, at Concert Hall. The hall was artistically decorated under the direc- tion of Dorothy Baxter and Harold Stone. A reception was held from eight to eight- thirty: this was followed by dancing. A B. C. orchestra furnished the music. Re- freshments were served. Miss Church and Miss Cellarius were faculty advisors. BIG-SIX The "Big-Six" jazz team was organized by Carl Angelo. This orchestra has played at the Sunset Dances during the year. The members are Director Carl Angelo, Mary Scarry, Robert Mordis. Wiiistoii Rowe. George Steele, and LeBaron Robinson. V 'C A J 1 x . ua 2 O F VST HA g ' XA-1 f Bw SP R 1.1 HT f-H-5 V ' 'L' 4 wi' . ' 4. lfll ' x h "Y W, sG"ff' " Q' T J' JF P JFL7 ff? f , I 5 4 , Q f - ,. Q " fwipg - YQ-L W -7-,ed 352 -- - J 1 up Q.. I if L X , , , f 5 M .. if - -Jjlff t f 7 z I it K wmnof vsfzu An .RBS FHTT0 PAQM' H50 WUTT 'VX . 1 ..1,Iffl7M , r K I U-"til," :xx u 1-,,I, ',,uu., ,,-J. f f ', M 2 COACH? 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AFTE umm THE SASSAMON PAGE FIFTY-SEVEN igidf A 1: N tx lllul-l fl' ' - ll' , f' ts " FOOTBALL TRACK C"i1ffi1i1zsG6ralcl Slamiu ,Ulfzzirym'-Kerinit Klein GIRLS' BASKETBALL Crifvtaizz-.-Xlmali Morimey ,ll'r1I111flUl'-l'lODC Dlmfufli BOYS' BASKETBALL Cuffuirz-Steplicii Rich 1 ,llirzlilgfuz'-Llzwifl Mitchell BASEBALL Czfiflzizz-,Img-fwli XYignot ,lIi111f.'g1f1'-,lzimcb CllIllS4Ul1 BOYS' TENNIS C'i:fi!f1z'1ziCGorgc- .Mwzxter ,lli111..'51U1'-li'llvert llillvfall Ciifiliiizz-Cliester Mosman ,lfiizlillzm'-Rfmluert Gilleran GOLF Cliffililz-Kcriiiit Klein .Ulf11i1i,u'1'-DTQSC1all E5tell:1 HOCKEY C'f1j1li11'11-RO5' Stott ,Ulfmulti'-.-Xrtliilr Fahey NATICK HIGH SCHOOL LETTERMEN COACHES ff, ljfj Klr. ,lflllll F. Dfmzrliuf? Girl.: Rl i-- Allvcrtiilc Rlorrill M lv llrWVf'Illlj' ljilxjllt l'.'xtll-Q Fl l-'TY-ElGl-l'l' THE SASSAMON 1 , 4 1,3 I .as --P" -4. . AL FOOTBALL SQUAD. In front-Team mascot. Front row-R. Bellofatto, C. Rogers, L. Flynn, Captain G. Slamin, F. McNichols, R. Scott, R. Smith, VV. Bronkie, J. Hanagan, T. Kelley, L. Grassey. Second row-S. Rich, E. Flumere, XV. Graham, A. Taddeo, H. Linane, P. Ligori, R. Vorce. G. Long, J. Fitzgerald, N. Christie, R. W'ignot, C. Robinson, XY. Hall, XY. McLaughlin. Third row-Coach John Donahue, Manager K. Klein, T. Shea, J. XN"ignot, B. Hall, D. Mitchell, Manager H. Fairbanks, A. Fahey, B. Greene, P. XYoods, XY. Mahaney. R. Scott. R. Scholl, E. Brown, A. Xkfhitehouse. 60 students donned togs for practice. FOOTBALL SEASON RECORD -1 September 29-New Bedford 0 The hrst call for the football candidates October 6-Milford 0 was issued Monday, September 10. Some October 12-XYellesley 0 October 27-Dedham 0 The Coach immediately started the squad N0Vf3mlJCI' 3-Qllilmy 0 in with intensive training. Led by Captain NOVCFHIJCI' 10-Needhaln 18 Gerald "Kivver" Slamin and coached by NOVCmh9I'17-NOTWOOCI 6 November 29-Framingham 14 Mr. Donahue, the boys kept incessantly at the grind, slowly rounding into fine first game condition. On Saturday. September 29. the New Bedford eleven blew into town with a cocky air and a big football reputation. They returned home the same day with a 13-0 defeat weighing heavily on their shoulders. .-X line schedule of games followed. On Thanksgiving morning, the team and the greater part of Natick, journeyed to Framingham for the Final game. It proved disastrous for Natick-the First defeat she has suffered at the hands of Framingham since 1922. The score. 14-0. Opponents 38 Natick 13 Natick 6 Natick '0 Natick 0 Natick 0 Natick 6 Natick 0 Natick 0 19 FIRST AND SECOND TEAM LINEUPS James Hanagan Wfillis Bronkie joseph Vlfignot Roy Scott Robert Smith Gerald Slamin Raymond Bellofatto r.e. Nicholas Christie l.h.b. Carl Rogers George Long l.e. Stephen Rich l.t. Peter Igigori Lg. Francis McNichols c. Francis Greene r.g. Cornelius Robinson r.t. Thomas Kelley r.h.b. f.b. James Fitzgerald q.b. Harold Linane Emanuel Flumere Arthur Fahey Arthur Taddeo Leo Flynn THE SASSAMDN PAGE FIFTY-NIN E GIRLS' BASKETBALL SQUAD Left to right-Miss Albertine Morrill, coachg Manager H. Dimock, C. Bianchi, D. Bishop, M. Leach, Captain A. Moroney, R. Dillon, A. Linane. GIRLS' BASKETBALL The hrst girls' basketball practice was held in the gymnasium on Tuesday, Novem- ber 13. About twenty girls reported. Practice was held in the gymnasium every Tuesday and Thursday under the leadership of Captain Annah Moroney and the direction of Miss Morrill, girls' athletic coach. Hope Dimock was the manager of the team. Of the girls out for practice, six were chosen for the Varsity team. XVith this lineup the girls defeated Nor- wood, in their first game of the year, on the Junior High Hoor. This was a very closely contested game, but at the finish the score stood 13-12 in favor of Natick. The second game was with Dean and the team easily defeated them. Norwood was the next on the schedule. Here the girls met their first and only defeat. However, Dean was de- feated again for the fourth game on our home floor. On the evening of March 9, the girls played the Alumnae. In this game all the members of the First and second teams were given a chance to play. The Alumnae game closed the girls' base ketball season. This year the team was more successful than it has been for several years, winning four out of five games. Ruth Dillon has been elected Captain for next year: theiteam is thus assured of an able leader. SEASON RECORD February 1-Norwood 12 Natick 13 February O-Dean Natick February 13kNorwood Natick February 27-Dean Natick March 9-Alumnae Natick Qpponents Natick FIRST AND SECOND TEAM LTNEUlWb Mary Leach r.f. Marjorie RlcGlone Caroline Bianchi l.f. Yiola Picard Ann Linane c. Elizabeth Hunter Dorothy Bishop s.c. Katherine Glynn Annah Moroney r.g. Alice Lamont Ruth Dillon 1.g. Helen Conroy 1'AGIi SIXTY THE SAASSAMON BOYS' BASKET First row-N. Christie, K. Klein, Captain kiUIlCl1 JO1111 Donahue, G. Slainin, J. 1Yignot, BOYS' BASKETBALL About forty boys responded tu Coach 1jOl12ll1'L1C.S Iirst call for basketball candi- dates Moinlay, December 5. The first prac- tice was held 1Yednesflay afternoon, Dec- eniber 5, and sixty boys were on the Hoot' with suits of all colors a11d descriptions. The coach cut this IILIINIJCI' clown to a Varsity squad of fifteen. This squad was captaincd hy "Steve" Rich, and, under tl1e directio11 of Coach 1.7m1:1l111e, they practiced faitl1fu11y nearly every afternoon. The team ca111e through with a successful season, winning nine ganies and losing six. The basketball team defeated both XYel- lesley and Needham in two game series. They also broke even witl1 Fran1ingha111 in two of tl1e fastest and most bitterly contest- ed games of the season. They closed the season hy trouncing the .'Xlumni, 23 to 15. The team will lose two of its best players NY1111 the graduation of Kermit Klein and Gerald Slamin. Nicholas Christie, Angelo Leiter, and Captain Stephen Rich. all of tl1e BALL SQUAD S. Rich, A. Letter, R. Scott. Second row-- Xlanager D. Mitchell. first team, will be left as a foundation upon which to build next year's quintet. ,I anuary ,l anuary dl 2111 nary january .1 anuary Ll an ua ry February February Fehruary February 1" r ebrnary February March March Iylarch Sli.-XSON RECORD Malden Melrose Norwood Needham Marlboro FI'Zll1'l1l1g1'lZll11 Norwood Arlington Needham Marlboro Fran1ingl1a1n 1Yc11csley 1-Arlington 5-XXI-llesley 8-A1 umni .Xngelo Lefter r.g. Stephen Rich 1.1. Kermit Klein r.f. Gerald Slamin c. Nicholas Christie 1.g. 27 Natick 29 Natick 32 Natick 13 Natick 20 Natick 16 Natick 32 Natick SS Natick 10 Natick 25 Natick 17 Natick 12 Natick 35 Natick 7 Natick 15 Natick 3.2 -17 15 23 19 31 27 1: 32 -17 14 35 24 46 . 25 FIRST AND SECOND TE.-XM LINEUPS Raymond Bellofatto Roy Scott Harold Fairbanks Harold Linane joseph XVignot THE SASSAMON PAGE SIXTY-ONE BASEBALL SQUAD. Front row-E, Flumere, G. Long, S. Rich, Captain J. Wignot, G. Slamin, R. Scott, R. Fitzgerald, W. Morrisey. Second row-Manager R. Gillerau, Coach John Donahue, N. Christie, L. Grassey, C. Rogers, R. Rogers, H. McRoberts, R. Scott. Third row-A. Lefter, R. Burke, C. Marso, Manager J. Chaisson, P. Ligori, A. Fahey, T. Shea, B. Greene. BASEBALL On Monday afternoon, March ll, about fifty aspiring baseball candidates reported to Coach Donahue in the gymnasium, to try for the baseball nine. The squad was divided into two groups. the battery working out on one half the floor and the infielders on the other half. This group was cut to a Varsity squad. XN'ith this smaller squad. work progressed much more favorably and the nine was well organized for the first game of the season. As an opener the nine trounced Hopkin- ton 6-3 on the Coolidge Field. at Natick, Xyednesday afternoon, April 24. The team went through the season with a fair amount of success, winning six games and losing seven. Joseph XYignot ably captaiued the team, and james Chaisson was Manager. SEASON RECORD April 24-Hopkinton 3 Natick 6 April 27-Norwood 6 Natick l May l-Milford 5 May +L-Hopkintou S May 11-Needham 6 May 16-Norwood .2 May 18-Wfellesley 4 May 22-St. Marys 5 May 25-Concord 5 May 30-Framingham 5 june 3-Concord 7 ,Tune 8-Needham 4 12-St. Marys 7 june Opponents 67 Natick l Natick 5 Natick 1 Natick 4 Natick ll Natick 10 Natick 6 Natick ll Natick 0 Natick 6 Natick 6 til FIRST AND SECOND TEAM LINEUPS Angelo Leiter c. Henry McRoberts Charles Marso p. Nicholas Christie George Long f.b. Ralph Rogers Emanuel Flumere s.h. Ronald Scott Stephen Rich t.b. Wiilliam Morriscy Robert Fitzgerald s.s. Luciano Grassey Roy Scott l.f. Francis Greene Joseph XYignot c.i. Edward Casey Gerald Slamin r.f. Robert Burke l'.'Xtllf SIXTY-'l'WU THE SASSAMON BOYS' TENNIS HOCKEY TEAM .X tennis team was organized this spring for all boys interested in this sport. George .Xtwater was elected cap tain. .X tme schedule of games was playe litrllnyys: d as :Xt a meeting in the gymnasium Thurs- day, january 3. the hockey candidates of the school organized and elected Roy Scott captain. .X large number of aspiring hockey players responded to the first call the fol- lowing Saturday. Coach Donahue immedi- ately began with the fundamentals of the game. The following schedule of games was Nlay 7-Norwood Natick 3 Nlay 28-Needham Natick 3 Nlay Stl-liraniingham Natick 1 Inna 5-Natick T. C. Natick 1 Iune o-Norwood Natick 3 Opponents ll 11 'l'he team won three out of the tive games that they played, which is a good record. 'lilte members of the tennis squad are Captain George Atwater, Donald jones, XYinston Rowe, john Burke, jacob Muskat, Sydney Bernstein, and Remolly Carnaroli. TRACK TEAM The track squad turned out for its first workout Monday, March 11. This consisted of a two-mile run. Gradually this distance was increased until the tracksters were cov- ering about tive miles every afternoon. The track team was picked from the squad. On Monday, May 6, the team jour- neyed to XVc-llesley but lost the meet 41 to 29. Because of bad weather no other high school meets were scheduled. Several members of the team also entered the Boston University Tricathalon Event at Nickerson Field, Riverside, Thursday, May 2, and took places. The track team members are Captain Chester Mosman, Robert Carey, Herrick Bowers, George Hoey, Vllilliam MacRob- erts, jacob Muskat, Carl Hedin, Peter Li- gori, joseph Estella, Edward Phoenix, Ken- neth Knowlton, Robert Hitt, Edmund Carey. Sydney Bernstein, .-Xrthur Fahey, Carl Rogers, james Fitzgerald, jolm Mur- phy, Gerald Slamin, Harold Linane. Ronald Scott, and Manager Robert Gilleran. played : january 21-Hopkinton Natick january 24-Dover Natick February 14-Hopkinton Natick February 19-Framingham Natick Opponents Natick Such a poor record is undoubtedly due the lack of proper practicing facilities. Despite these setbacks, the games were fast and closely contested, and some good mate- 'rial has been developed for next winter. GOLF TEAM The high school golf aspirants organized this spring under the leadership of Kermit Klein and the management of joseph Estella. The golf team went through a fairly successful season and played such teams as Newton, VVellesley, Brockton, and Waltham. The team had the use of the Sandy Burr course at Wayland for all home games. This course is one of the best in New Eng- land and the team appreciates the kindness of the Sandy Burr management in giving us the privilege of playing there. The members of the golf squad are Cap- tain Kermit Klein. joseph Ralferty, james Hanagan, Robert Mattfield, john Hanagan, Francis Hughes, joseph Estella, and XVil- liam McLaughlin. ?TI-IE SASSAMON PAGE SIXTY THREE Natirk high Srhnnl Erttermvn FOOTBALL Captain Gerald Slaxnin james Fitzgerald Carl Rogers George Long Nicholas 'Christie Raymond Bellofatto joseph W'ignot Roy Scott Robert Smith Willis Bronkie James Hanagan Leo Flynn Francis McNichols Thomas Kelley Francis Greene Cornelius Robinson Harold Linane Arthur Fahey Manager Kermit Klein Manager Harold Fairbanks BOYS' BASKETBALL Captain Stephen Rich Nicholas Christie Raymond Bellofatto Angelo Lefter Gerald Slamin joseph Wignot Kermit Klein Harold Fairbanks Robert Fitzgerald Emanuel Flumere Harold Linane Manager David Mitchell Manager Robert Gilleran GIRLS' BASKETBALL Captain Annah Moroney Caroline Bianchi HOCKEY Captain Roy Scott Mfinston Rowe George Atwater Raymond Bellofatto XVillis Bronkie W'illiam Hall Thomas Kelley George Long Francis McNichols W'illiam McRoberts Thomas Morrill Joseph VVignot Manager Arthur Fahey BOYS' TENNIS Captain George Atwater Remolly Carnaroli Donald Jones W'inston Rowe John Burke BASEBALL Captain Joseph VVignot George Long Emanuel Flumere Robert Fitzgerald Stephen Rich Charles Marso Nicholas Christie Angelo Lefter Gerald Slamin Roy Scott Ylfilliam Morrisey Luciano Grassey Manager james Chaisson Manager Arthur Fahey TRACK Dorothy Bishop Evelyn Harvie Ruth Dillon Mary Leach Ann Linane Alice Lamont Manager Manager Manager Manager Hope Dimock Frances Hayes Esther Pazolt Lois Sutherland Captain Chester Mosman Robert Carey Carl Rogers Arthur Fahey James Fitzgerald John Murphy Gerald Slamin Harold Linane Ronald Scott Manager Robert Gilleran l'XGli SIXTY-FOUR THE SASSAMON Y ' XX l .g X I v I0 Q.,-, l I" i ' ' 'L NF, 0 vu" A -A' X r b , f ' ' XXXA llzlxm- llucll very bllvct-s5flll with lllll' 'llllCc3lCf1ll1k'I', Pzlwtuckct, R. 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