Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)

 - Class of 1931

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If you did, Miss Mann would be glad to put in long hours after school to help you. Did anyone need any help with school activities? She was always ready and willing to help. Did anyone want an extra skit for the Sassamon? just ask Miss Mann. Did the faculty need a poem to accompany a gift to someone leaving its ranks? just ask Miss Mann. The answer was always given not only graciously and willingly but many times in a witty fashion as well. Her kindly spirit of cooperation and ready wit are, we feel sure, among the dearest memories for many a graduate of dear old Natick High. faux 'L Q 'iv CD F11 L5 P11 PES5lMlsT c cRy'STAt. GAZJHG B0 5 E walls. BE. X ' sig L '75 , -1 FW' X Ex W-MIWHI f K : i . S Q . f Q .J Q 8 - ix O ' a 1 'I . x .vw Q ' 'gl ,T , Z if N 5 'Tiff 4 .. f 0" H 1' J? 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Q I "' K. f 1 'fy 1 WEEK 'W ' i . si f ' f G mg- fs-ff CLASS OF '31 GRDER OF EXERCISES Riicigi-Tiox Armory June twelfth, eight o'clock CLASS Dm' High School Hall june fifteenth, three o'clock Fi-xREwELL PAIQTY High School Gym June sixteenth, eight o'c1ock GR,xnL'AT1oN High School Hall June seventeenth, eight o'clock Cl..-XSS DAY PRQGRAM Processional K1'vt.u'l1nn'1'-Tour.: High School Orchestra Address of W'elcome Edward Harvey Snow Selection, "Bright Be Each Face" from "Lucia" Dozlizvfm Class of 1931 Soprano Solo-Eva Louise Barr History Donald Montgomery Jones Poem Peter Maltei Will Margaret Patricia Gavin String Quartette "Passepied" lJvI1'lnxs "Valse Noble" .Yt'!l"'7lI1 Helen Ellis '31 Francis Killeen '31 Alta Densmore '32 Anthony Marciano '33 Prophecy Girls' and Boys' Edith Catherine Cunneen Luciano Patrick Grassey " Delivery excused Presentation of Class Gift Edward Harvey Snow ,Xcceptance of Class Gift Russell Reid llardigan :Xwarding of Pro Merito Pins Presentation of Coach's Cup to Best Student-,Xthlete Mr. Cliltord R. llall Superintendent tif Schools Awarding of Anna F. Goodnow Scholarship Mrs. John S. M. Glidden President of Natick W'oman's Cluh Class Song Luciano Patrick Grasscy Class of 1931 Recessional High School Orchestra Russell Reid Hardigan '32, Marshal GR.-XDU1-XT ION PROGRAM Processional I.t1rlz11c1' High School Orchestra Saluatory Elizabeth Rose Cashion Chorus, "XVi' A Hundred Pipers' ,Stillm- Class of 1931 Essay, "Modern .-Xdvertisingu XYinifred Mary Coleman Violin Solo from the Concerto in :X Minor .ti4't'IIItI.V Francis Michael Killeen :"Essay, "Personality" Grace Margaret Hanagan . . I PAGE SIX THE SASSAMON lfssay. "Communication" Robert joseph Gilleran "Hear Mel Ye XYinds and XYaves" 1lai111'.'I liass Solo-Peter Ligori Yaledictory Ifunice Belle Leavitt Presentation of Diplomas George F. Ritter Chairman of School Committee .Xlma Mater Lizcilt' Xiclmls, '26 Class of 1931 Recessional High School Orchestra Russell Reid Hardigan, '32, Marshal ORATION On behalf of my classmates and on my own behalf, it is my pleasant duty to wel- ccme you all this afternoon to the Class Day exercises of the Class of 1931. To all the graduates of this year I feel sure that this occasion means not only Class- Day, but Parents' Day as well. For all through the years, while we have been receiving our education in the Natick Schools, it was primarily our parents who made it possible for us to pursue our work, often times by heroic sacrifice on their part. Our graduation has been the bright and cherished dream and goal toward which lioth they and we have constantly been liwul-illigl XYe are surely, therefore, very grate- ful to-day to our parents. NVe are grateful also to the School Committee, to the Super- intendent and to our principal as well as to our teachers who have many times and in many ways sped us on our pathway toward our goal. We realize. also, to-day that we have especial reason to be proud that we have received our education in the State of Nlassaehusetts, which from the very first has been always a pioneer in the educational tield, for historians tell us that the first public school was established in the Old Bay State in the year 1642. These ancestors of ours looked down far into the years to come and builded not alone for themselves but also for posterity. So as we leave our Alma Mater we realize that this heritage of ours is not only an honor but also a challenge-a challenge of the Town of Natick, then a challenge of our State and lastly a challenge of our beloved country, to go out into the com- munity and like good soldiers in a good cause, Carry On! Enwfuzn SNOW. ci.As Q HI ORYE History is the record of what man has thought and said and done. The record of what the class of '31 has thought and said and done begins with our Sophomore year. since we were the first to complete a Junior High School course. There were one hundred and sixty of us that eventful September morning, and as we stormed the side doors tand a few unfortunate ones, the front dcorj we were met by the curious glances of the Juniors and the more or less disinterested glances of"Ye Lordlie Senior Classe". Evidently, our curiosity and bewilderment caused us to get under foot of the upperclassmen. In fact, one malicious senior brought some Flit to use on us, but we refused to be extermin- ated. Hardly had the school year begun when the class of '31 broke into the limelight on the football tield. "Nick" Christie and George Long won hrst string berths on the eleven and starred brilliantly. In basket- ball, "Ang" Lefter and "Nick" Christie brought honors to our class. By this time the social events commenced. As a class we had no chance to participate for we had neither prom nor reception. "Pete" Ligori and "Goose" Grassey brought us honors, however, starring in the operetta "All at Sea". The baseball season followed and '31 was represented on the first string by "Ang" Lefter, "Nick" Christie, and "Georgie" Long. Then came our junior year. We elected THE SASSAMON PAGE SEVEN class oflicersg "Eddie" Snow, Presg "Fran" Gaghan, Vice Pres: "Dot" XVignot, Treasg and Pauline Bonret, Sec. One snappy October evening the Junior English classes journeyed to the Repertory Theater to see the "Merchant of Venice". Everybody had a good time. In fact, so good that no one knew what the merchant was selling. Of course. the big event of the year was ou: Junior Prom which was more wildly acclaimed than Lindbergh at LeBourget. In fact, students use it as their basis of comparison for other proms. In the realm of sports "Georgie" Long was elected cap- tain of football, "Nick" Christie captain of basketball, and "Bill" Morrisey captain of baseball. And now for the big year, as Seniors! VVe started off by holding a Halloween Dance. And then came our Senior Play. For two nights Broadway bowed to Natick as a result of "Captain Applejacku. It certainly surpassed our highest hopes. The record so far sounds as if '31 excelled only in sports and social life, but all the time we were quietly and steadfastly attending to our main interest, the acquiring of knowledge and of studious habits. Evidence of this- can be found in the fact that one of our members, Joe Foley, was on the winning N. H. S. team of the Inter- scholastic Debating League. When marks were averaged we were proud to learn that our average ran higher than usual, that Eunice Leavitt was valedictorian and Elizabeth Cashion was salutatorian, and that we had seven students with highest honors, an extraordinary number. We inaugurated a new plan for graduation, moving Senior Week one week ahead. This gesture met with universal approval, and we hope that future graduating classes may be as fortunate. We'll still be Natick High students for a few days, and while we wander through the corridors and in the rooms, let's think back over our high school earee.r We'll be surprised what wonderful times we've had and have forgotten all about. One thing is pleasing, we need never graduate from the alumni which we are about to enter. DONALD JONES. H435 . Our parting once was not so hard, 'Twas then, our Sophomore class. VVe knew that we would meet again Before much time had passed. Wie met again, to part once more, Though Juniors we were then. But sorrow to us did not come Wie knew we'd meet again. Again we met, this time our last To be in our dear school. Some worked for learning, some for joy While some of us just fooled. But now, our parting comes again, Our hearts are full of sorrow. For all these friends we see today Will all be gone tomorrow. Farewell, farewell to these our friends Our sorrow knows no end. But as we met in times before We hope we'll meet again. Prima MAFFEI. CLASS SONG To the tune of "Sweet jenny Lee" O Natick High We'll do or die for you VVe'll always be so true To Natick High Each little thing We ever did for you Will always pull us through Our every sigh You have that certain some- thing in your name You have the stuff in you that leads to fame. PAGE EIGHT THE SASSAMON O Natick High XXI' now must leave you too l.ike many others do O Natick High l.i'ci,xxo GR.xss1iv. CLASS WILL XYe, the Senior Class of 1931, being of sound and disposing mind, and memory, hereby in the presence of our teachers and schoolmates do declare and publish this, our last uill and testament. 'lio Mr. Hill we leave memories of the smartest class ever to graduate from Natick High. To the juniors we leave our home rooms, teachers, seats in Assembly, and a book entitled "How To XYrite Senior Essays". To the Sophomores we bequeath the Chemistry Laboratory and a supply of test tubes to replace those broken. To Miss Nutt and Miss Belliveau we leave grateful thanks for their hard work which made our activities so successful, and hope that future classes will appreciate them. Miss Shannon we endow with the Delsating Cup and a new Sassamon Board. To Miss Coulter, Miss Dyer and Miss Cellarius. we leave the care of next year's Seniors and hope that these Seniors will be as quiet and studious during activity period as we were. 'lin Mr. XVhite we bequeath a new mirror for the convenience of both himself and the students. My friends, it behooves me, having been rested with the authority of certain Seniors who have been gifted during all their school years with certain remarkable talents, to make bequests on their behalf. I, George Long. do hereby bequeath to john llladick my captaincy of the football team. and hope that he will escape all muddy games. I, NYilliam Morrisey, unselfishly leave to Richard Robbins my ball-playing ability. curly hair, and good looks. I, Eunice Leavitt, graciously bequeath my ability to receive high marks to the most needy juniors, trusting that they will make good use of it. I, Donald jones, do hereby bestow on the broad shoulders of Richards Balzarini the weight and noise of the Black Cat Serenaders. I, Eva Barr, gladly leave my South Natick "taxi" to my brother, hoping that he will be prompt and willing on the job. I. Edward Snow, willingly bequeath the Presidency of the Senior Class to Russell Hardigan, and hope that he will not find it too hard on his nerves and voice. I, Joseph Foley, do hereby bestow on my assistant, my great business ability and hope that he will be able to get along without a secretary as I have, I, Robert Burke, leave to Daniel Davis my love of Latin, and 1ny Latin book, which I am sure will be of great help to him. I, Elizabeth Cashion, do hereby bequeath my extensive knowledge of the technique of games to the four most interested students. I, Nicholas Christie, do bestow on Edward Mann the captaincy of the basketball team. I, Francis Killeen, do hereby leave my quiet, unassuming manners to Leonard Goodwin, with the hope that the study hall may be a more peaceful room. I, Catherine Cunneen, do bestow on Anna Triidell, my ability to amuse Miss Morrill. I, Edward Casey, leave my extraordinary ability to get along well with everyone to Harry Green. I, Lillian Fair, willingly bestow on Doro- thy Hedderig my winning smile and ways. I, Carl Hedin, do bequeath to Mr. White a tire extinguisher to put out any fires caused by careless Juniors. I. Pauline Bouret, leave to Mary McCann my fun-loving disposition, and some of my great height. I, joseph Estella, bequeath to Waltei' Maloney my book "How to be a Ladies' Man". I, Peter Ligori, do hereby leave my deep bass voice to Arthur Wenzell. THE SASSAMON PAGE NINE Signed, sealed, published and declared on the nfteenth day of June the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-one, and for the last will and testament of the Class of nineteen hundred thirty one, in the presence of all concerned who have here- unto subscribed their names as attesting witness to said document. PATRICIA GAVIN VVitnessed by: IXIARGARET GUTHRIE JOSEPH FOLEY cLAss PROPl-IEEE The Setting: A garden at the Home for Aged People in Natick, Massachusetts on a beautiful June morning in 1947. Miss Catherine Cunneen, the Matron of the Home, is seen puttering about the garden, when suddenly her attention is attracted by the song of the "Foolya Brush" man. "Don't you need a foolya brush One maybe, two maybe, if you buy a foolya brush you will get one free." Good Morning, Madam, I have a little present for you this lovely morning. Present is it? Well I suppose one shouldn't look a gift horse in the face, as they say, but please don't bother yourself to open that case- But surely, Madam- It isn't Madam, it's Miss Cunneen. Well, well, and you haven't changed even a little bit have you, Kay? Why what do you mean? Who are you anyway? Now, Kay, it will certainly hurt my vanity if you say you don't recognize me? Why if it isn't "Goose" Grassey? My but the girls in the Home will be delighted to see you again. VVhat GIRLS? Rose Pentes, Helen Conroy, and Ann Delaney are staying here. VVhat are they doing here! I thought this was a Home for the Aged. I'm willing to wager that not one of those girls, as you call them, are listed as over twenty-three in this year's Poll Tax Book. Maybe not. They are only staying here until they find another apartment which will suit them all. How long have they been here now? Oh, about a year I should think. Frances XVallace is here, too. She works in "Herb" Mitchell's Bank and has had an apartment in the old bank building which was just demolished to make way for the brand new skyscraper that "Herb" is having con- structed. So that is the new bank building that "Fran" Gaghan, the Contractor is putting up? They tell me that he has been a FAIR success. I guess your right about that, if it's Lillian you mean. You know that John Flumere is General Manager of the Gaghan Construcion Company and has Carl Thomas and "Bob" Ryan working for him. Is that right? Yes, and speaking of being married, 'AEddie" Casey who has just succeeded his uncle as Head Coach at Harvard, is married to that certain blond someone that we all knew he liked when we were in high school. That reminds me too, I met jane's brother "Bud" a few days ago and he reports having become quite a pronounced success as Fixer of Fords and parts of Fords. He has several assistants, among them Peter Bache who is a nrst class mechanic. Did you hear how Bernard Thomas nearly lost his SOLE? I always thought him quiet righteous. What could have happened? He stepped on Carl Hed,in's Austin and his foot became entangled in the wheel. He was immediately rushed to George Long, the cobbler, who through skilled workman- P.-X GE T EN THE SASSAMON ship saved "Barney's" sole, but his suit was completely ruined and Hedin had to run over to Guarino's Clothing Store to get a new one. That must be the Department store where Regina Trum is head of the lYomen's Department and where Elaine Buckler and Eleanor Tyler are salesgirls. It is. Have you heard or seen anything of the rest of our class? Yes, within the past few weeks I've met some of them and the others have all been mentioned in one conversation or another.I met Gladys Allen the other day as she was going into her Dress Shop. She told me that she had "joe" Armenio, Helen Barker, and Sophie Sikora working for her. Is Jeannette DesChamps still working in the Tea Room? No, she has opened one of her own and has Pauline Bouret, Grace Hanagan and Fanny Yitale working as waitresses there. Something mighty interesting, and excit- ing too, happened only this morning down in South Natick. "Bill" Grady dropped his autogyro in Eleanor Bracly's backyard. Do you remember the 13 Club they formed down in South Natick when we were in school? I surely do. VVell "Jim" Grant, the Manager, sent three of his pilots, Harriet Stevens, Helen Ellis and William Moran to the Air Meet in Boston last week and they Flew away with all of the prizes. Charles Duff and Warren Schlemmer were honored for the work they have done in improving the autogyro. John Conroy has arranged for them to give a demonstration on the roof of the Colonial Theater. He has done well there at the theater since he was made Manager. Of course he has Margaret MacKenzie as a most efficient General Assistant. She has done all the work on the program which is to take place after the demonstration. The comedy which is to be given was written by "Bob" Burke, the Playwright, and is entitled "The Silent Mouse". Eva Barr and Blanche Thayer have leading roles in a large cast. I was down at the Leonard Morse Hospi- tal to see Marjorie Nelson and she told me that she was running a Secretarial School and had three of our former classmates, Elin Nelson, Esther Naphen and Alice Nelson as teachers. Marjorie was recover- ing from an attack of app-endicitis and had "Dot" Viiignot and Eleanor Downing for her special nurses. Phyllis Stevens is the Dietitian at the hospital and as an authority on Diet she writes many interesting articles for "The American Housewife", a weekly magazine that is edited by "Patty" Gavin. Ruth Robinson is busy these days writing short stories for that same magazine and also for the EVENING NEWS, the paper that "joe" Foley publishes. "Bob" Gilleran writes for the News, too. He is Manager of the Boston Braves and has "Ang" Lefter and "Bill" Morrisey for headliners on his team. Speaking of sports reminds me that Marjorie McGlone is a Girl's Coach at the High School. I suppose that you have heard about 'fJoe" Estella winning the National Amateur Golf Championship for the ninth consecutive year, and how busy Norman Sims is getting Natick's new course ready for the grand opening on next Wednesday? He is spon-- soring a Golf Tournament for the after- noon and a dance for the evening. Of course the one and only, "Don" Jones' Jazz Orchestra with "Gee" Mahoney as pianist, will supply plenty of good music. I saw Frederick Mattheld driving one of "Eddie" Snow's furniture trucks up to the Club House yesterday. "Eddie" and Alice Mordis have the contract for the interior decoration of the entire house. Muriel DeLouchery and Wilhelmina Spooner are to supply the Howers from their shop. Mentioning flowers reminds me of Sumner Moore, the botanist, who has made such important discoveries concerning the growing of flowers in home made sun light. VVhat's become of "Sunny's" old pal "Phil" Woods? He returned to M. I. T, as a professor Conliuurd on page tlzirly-fam' THE SASSAMON PAGE lfll.llVICN GRADU TE X wifi! Svtuhrnt Enuvrning Obtlirrrz CLASS OFFICERS Edward Snow, Pnxvidvazf Francis Gaglian, Ivlill'-1Jl'i'.YIlIL'Ilf Pauline Bourct, SL'1'l'L'1'LlI'j' Dorothy' Wlignot, Tl'L'lI,Y1ll'll ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Joseph Foley, Prvsidwzt Russell Hardigan, I'1'uv-Pru.r1'dUnf Margaret Steinman, .51l'l'I'L'ltIl'jl Patricia Gavin, Tl'i'Ll5Ill'i'l' STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS joseph Folcy, Prrxidclzz' Russell Hardigan, I'icc-l'rv,vid1'11f Margaret Steinman, ,Sl1'L'I'L'l'lll'3' Patricia Gavin, T1'1'lIcYlll'l'l' SENIOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Iiclward Snow Francis Gaglian Pauline Houret Dorothy Vifignot IYilliam Morriscy Helen Conroy Rose Pcntes Luciano Grasscy Olive M21cGowzin Nicholas Christie l'.+XGl-Q 'l'XYlil.YlC THE SASSAMON X ' Eff- K s 'fi' . , 'uxy' 1 Q -.. .X3-A:'- '1- 9 ik. iv N 4 vi 753' ills'-s lt? -3,4 f' iw' 'lui ." . I'h..'lx- :,5:2'4.' ." ' K 2 .' lc , nr 2155 ' fi I , b X ' I rig., l 'flaw' 1 ri'il?bgim"lf'i .l 't f '- '1 'S . Vt. 'gm V , A ie - ' 3. lik- ' 0 ...1 df , ut ,. , 1 v. A A "-v . . f Q, ' .- - t ' x I Z s ., .. -W A, . gy -' I X .N .. I . i - V . 1 . 4 f V -Q ,. uf H, .K .QI Qlltwz Qbiiirrrz EDVVARD SNOVV "Eddie" is our class president. He was a member of the cast of "Captain Applejackn and did a hne piece of acting. Eddie has often been seen "in conference" with our faculty advisors, trying to make our school life more successful. Class President 3, 43 Student Council 3, 43 Basketball 2, 3, 4: Sussrizizorz. Board 3g Prom Committee 3: Reception Committee 4. FRANCIS GAGHAN "Fran" is vice president of the Senior class and is well known for his football ability and his dramatic talent. He is well liked by the students, especially the "fair" sex. Football 2, 3, 45 Student Council 2, 3, 4g Senior Play 4. PAULINE M. BOURET Pauline is the little blond whom you often see running through the corridors with a great big smile. Teachers have often wondered where the tune of "Sweet jenny Lee" came from during class time. Do you know Pauline? Class Secretary 3, 4: Glee Club, Secretary 3, 4, Treasurer 3, 43 Junior Prom Committee 33 Clee Club Operetta 41 Senior Play Committee 4. DOROTHY XVIGNOT "Dot" is our snappy treasurer and an all around sport. From all reports she is very popular with the opposite sex. and we know that she is with the girls. Class Treasurer 3, 4. TH E SQXSSAMON Gl,.fXI,JYS QXLLIQN "Glad" is the little girl, generally covered with Hour or hlue paint. You see. she is very interested in Household Management. XVI I.l.l.tXKl .-XM ATO "Bill" is a rather quiet hoy in schoo, u u'e'll het he is heard from at other times, Operetta 2, 4: Glee Cluln 2, 3, 4. DON.-XLD ANDERSON "Andy" is hest known for his patient drum- ming behind musical notes of our school hand. l.Ye het he drums the crickets to sleep in South Natick. Band: Glee Cluh, ROSE ANGELO Rose is one of our haskethall lights. and starred at guard for the past two years, Besides this she has made a great success as a lilvrarian. VVith her personality she surely ought to he happy. Baskehall 2, 3, 4, Varsity 3, 4: Glee Cluh 2, 3, 41 "All at Sea" 21 "Prince of Keitann 31 Volley Ball 2. 31 Track Z, 53 .gltlkflllllllll Board 43 Candy Committee for Senior Play 43 Junior Siisxtiznimi Board 3: Candy and Usher Committee, Operetta 4. TONY ANT.-XLEK Tony is one of the shining lights of the commercial department. He does an enormous amount of work in typing and multigraphing. In fact. he was the perpetrator of all those history outlines. He is also characterized hy his good humor and his infectious smile. JOSEPHINE ARMENIO Josephine is the girl with the curly brown hair and the happy disposition. She may always he seen at the sunset dances with a smile. S. 0. S. 2, 3: Glee Cluh 23 junior Prom Refreshment Committee: Senior Play Candy Committee: Usher at "Pirates Daughterng "All at Sea". PAC I lllllill IN vi-.1 S. ui' f 4 3 f 'gf . e if ,Lyra ff L y Milf l?'OL'RT Ks .Ji . fx - ., 'f , .Z A'v-342' es. ' M A W afi '14 l'-g , THE SASSAMON ELEANOR BRADY Eleanor is the dark haired girl who comes from South Natick. She seems to stand alone. as she does not enter our activities. but perhaps her enthusiarm is elsewhere engaged. HELEN BARKER Helen left us for a time but joined us again in her Senior Year. Perhaps she got homesick away from Natick High. VVe were all glad to see her come hack to get her diploma here. Glee Club 1, 2. EVA BARR Eva is the artist of our class, since she gave such an accomplished performance as "Elsie" in "The Pirate's Daughter." She was also in the Senior play and made a hit as the tough burglar. Operetta 2, 4: Glee Club Z, 3, 41 Senior Play 4. PETER BACHE "Pete" is one of the boys of this honorable class who comes from our beloved section of the town-South Natick, and is seen quite often in the company of the boy known as "Jazz." BARBARA BROXNVN "Barb" is one of our pretty, quiet seniors. She has many friends of both sexes and is sure to make many more in the years to come. ELAINE BUCKLER Elaine seems to he very quiet, but she can he very amusing. She has many friends who are very fond of her. THE SASSAMON PAGE FIFTEEN RO B ERT BURKE "Bob" has made a host of friends during his three years at N. H. S. We will always remem- ber his fine acting as "Lush" in the Senior Play. He is one of the genial ushers at the Colonial Theater. lYe hope to see him president of Paramount-Publix Corporation some day. Good luck, Bob! Baseball 3, 4: ,lunior Prom Committee 31 Senior Play 4. EDIXIUND CAREY W'e haven't heard much.from "Ed" during our years at N. H. S.: nevertheless he is well- hked by all. He always has a smile for every- one and this characteristic ought to carry him a long way. Track 2, 3. ,l A M ES CARN EY jimmy is the cheerful boy who shows George Manning how to run the A 81 P. He's quite Il dancer, they tell us, and he seems quite popular with the feminine element of the school. Manager Football 3: Glee Club 3. EDVVARD CASEY lVho can ever forget Casey's spectacular run at Framingham on Thanksgiving Day. 1930? "Eddie" is going to Exeter and we look to him to bring us as much football fame as his famous uncle has. Football 3, 43 Baseball 3, 4. ELIZABETH CASHION "Libby" is planning to enter Simmons, but we think she would make a great sports writer. She is quite a fan and is noted for her extensive knowledge of plays, fouls, etc. S. O. S. Club 3, 4, Treasurer 43 Class Basket- ball Z, 33 Tennis 2, 3, 43 Junior 503541111011 Board 33 Usher graduation exercises class of '3Ug Costume Committee Senior Play -1. JAMES CHAISSQN "Jim", the hero of our Senior Play, has a happy-go-lucky disposition that should bring him much success in later life. Wfe hope he tinds "the hidden treasure." Football Z, 3, 4. ,4nn tl A 7 lf SlYl'l' l-'Y 'Q .5 "'::" Q13 if 1'-tit if ii: W ww I f' . l-QM Xl .AX C H .-X PUT liinina is distinqgiislied hy her severe hola and aliility to act in French plays. She has made host- ot friends during her high school career. NICI ltJl..XS CHRISTIIQ "Nick" is Natick Higlfs premier athlete. He is a letter man and has heen a star in every sport every year. .Xthletics is not the only thing he -.hines in, for he won the coach's Student Athlete C1111 in his junior year. Base-hall 2, 3, 43 Basketball 2, 3, 43 Foothall Z, 3, 41 X't1.v.m111m1 31 Glee Clnh 2, 3, Klll.DRIiIJ CLOLTGH Mildred is our fiddler from Felchville. She is one of our quiet students, hut she seems to know that "Perseverance is Essential to Success". Commercial Cluh 43 Orchestra 4. NK'lNNliFRliD COLEIXIAN "VX'innie" excels in typing .'Xnd taking down in writing The argtunents of dehaters .Xml evidence of traitors. Commercial Cluh 43 Tennis, MJXRIIQ CONNOLLY Marie is interested in office work. She is a very finite girl, hut her friends hnd her always ready to help. lllil ICN MARGARWI' CONROY Helen is one of our great cheerleaders and athletes. She is lonesome for a certain hlonfl yotiiig man, hut is one of our popular young ladies just the same. llaskethall Z, 3, 4, Varsity 43 Cheerleader 42 llectpration Committee junior Prom 33 Chairman lit-coration Commitee llalloween Dance 43 Senior Play Committee 4: Chairman Costume Committee -13 lixecutive Committee 4: junior .sqtljxtlllltlll lfloard 33 .sitliftllllllll Board 43 Senior VVriteup Connnitte 4. THE SASS.-XMON THE SASSAMON ,IOHN coxizoy john is the hoy with the quiet disposition and nice teeth. It is rumored that john is quiet :1 hockey player. john came to N. H. S. in our ,lunior year, hut he soon nizicle many friends. He is plznining to go into the theater husiness. Cowl luck, john! Hockey 3, 4. lill.EliN CRAIG liilcen is the girl who clrives ztronnfl in tht- lng autoniohile :incl cloes she gui She is going nn to college and we are sure she will he successful, Debating Clnh 4: Usher :it Senifir l'lz1yg Lishcr nt Operettzl Z3 fJ13CI'L'll1l Candy COll'lI1llltCL' 4. CATIAI IZRINE DUNN EEN Catherine is our humorous student, :incl is noted for her jokes. The hoys :incl dances holcl nn attraction for her, hut she is certainly is Il goml sport. ,Snminmiz Board 2, 3. ANN DlCl.ANEY They say that every rule has its exceptions :uid we know that Ann is the exception of the slogan. "Gentlemen prefer Blondes". She has that striking beauty not to he equalecl hy rt hloncle. XY'- nnclcr that she helieves in "police protection". ls that right, .'Xnn? M URI EL DELOUCH IQRY Muriel is nlway smiling :incl happy. She makes everyone feel that the sun is shining all the time . Good Luck, Muriel! ,l li.-XN liT'l' li Dl'1SCl'l.'XNl PS jeanette is one of our most active seniors. She is on the ,S'n.m1111n1z Board, nnrl takes part in inzniy other activities. Our school is much for her enthusiastic support. ,S'u.v,m1l1o1z Hoarcl, Orchestra, O1'erettz1, ancl Student Council. i i' A Hizyffh . 0 l XLI LKHTLEN THE SASSAMON OR DOXYN ING lileanor is strong on cooking and other house- hold arts. She worked very hard in redecorating the teachcr's lunch room, which was such a great success. XXX' are glad she continued to join us daily when her family moved to Newton, CH.XRl.IiS IJUFF "DuHcr" hails from the wildsof South Natick and he is a good scout. He has a great sense of humor which shows itself in his often startling recitations. No class period is dull when Charlie answers the questions. Senior Play: French Club 3. H ELEN ELLIS Helen is one of our golfers and tennis players. XYe are lucky to have ner here at graduation. Ifecause she is forsaking Natick for Providence. Viola in string quartetteg Orchestra Z, 3, 4. JOSEPH ESTELLA That he is liked hy everyone need not be told. In Golf and his studies line records he holds. XVhen .loe walks out on the Baskethall Hoor, The crowd, to a man, will put up a roar. Basket 2, 3, 43 Baseball JQ Golf 3, -1: Foot- hall 3, 4. LILLIAN FAIR "l.ill" is another of our great actresses. She had the leading part in the play "Captain Apple- jack" and she certainly was a success as "Anna Valeskan. She also thinks a lot of a certain dark complexioned fellow in the class of '31, Senior Play: Glec Cluh 2, 3, 4: .S't1.v.vt11110u Board 2, 33 Commercial Cluh .31 .Xssistant Manager 3. FERM OR FEATH ERS Fermor laughs a great deal and is generally doing' something for somebody. Her interests lie in the Commercial Department and from all reports she-'aa quite a whiz. THE SASSAMON PAGE NHNLI I EN JOHN FLUMERE "Johnnie" didn't take part in athletics until this year. Nevertheless, he has shown ability 'as a player. He is a line student and a favorite with everyone. Basketball 43 Baseball 4. JOSEPH FOLEY "Joe" is one of our energetic scholars and holds a prominent position on our enterprising debating team. "Joe" has worked as advertising manager of the .S1t7XXtI11It7lI and President of the Student Council. Student Council: Glee Club, Debatingg Orchestra Z, 3. ELIZABETH GARDNER "Betty" hasn't been with us long but she has already made many friends. She and Ruby are inseparable and keep Room 12 buzzing with their talking. PATRICIA G.-XVIN "Pat" is one of the mo-st popular girls in the school. Besides being the busiest girl in the class, as shown by her numerous activities, she is alsoan excellent student. As "Aunt Agathauin the Senior Play she made a big hit. Her greatest achieve- ment has been as an EClltOf-ill-Cl1iCfUf,SltIXStIlIItHl. .S'tlS.YtIIIl17JI Board 3, -1, Ass. Ed. 3, Editor-in- Chief -li Student Council 2, 3, -13 Executive Coni- mittee 3, Treas. 4: S. O. S. Club 2, 3, 4, Pres. 3g French Club 3, Treas. 33 Girls' Basketball Asst. Mgr. 3, Mgr. 43 Ring Committee 33 Junior Exe- cutive Committeeg Head Usher, Junior Promg Junior .Sitl.V.t'IIl1I071 Board: Usher at Graduation Exercises, Class of '303 Senior XVrite-up Com- mittee: Senior Play Cast, Tennis 2, 3, 4, Golf 4. MARY GIBBONS Mary is the envy of the girl students because of her curly yellow hair. It is said that "Gentle- men Prefer Blondsf' and Mary certainly proves it. Glee Club 3, Glee Club Concert 3. ROBERT GILLERAN "Gill" is our little but energetic athletic manager. He has done a fine job as sport editor. is an outstanding student and a favorite with everyone. He surely will make a "home run" of life. Mgr. Football 2, 3. -lg Basketball 2. 5, 4. ,v .4 Q I x Q K ff' THE S.'XSS.'XMOX XX'll.l,l.XRl GRXIJY I "l3ill" is one ot' South Natielis favorite sons. lllll lllllb lottlrall, also hasehall, His smile is a yrerinanent fixture and his personality is the envy ol many less tortnnate. Ftllllllllll S, -ll lillNl'llflll 3, 4, ,LXKIICS GlQ.XN'1' "lim" is one of our quiet, unassuming seniors. lleslnte this fact "lim" is popular and well liked hy lns classmates. LUCLXNQ GRASSEY "Goose" is the "King of Humor" making him a favorite with every one. He is a tine actor and singer as well as one of our hest athletes. VVho Could forget his impersonation of the burgo- master? Baseball 2, 3, 43 Basketball Z, 33 Football 2. 3, 43 Operetta Z, -1. VITG GUARINO Vito is one of our industrious classmates. Vito does a lot of work outside of school and his traits insure sueeess for lnm in the future. GR.-XCR H.-XN.-XGAN Grace is very quiet. NVe haven't heard much of her during our three years in high school, hut she certainly has made many friends. CARI. HIQDIN HSl1l'lll11lH is little, hut oh, my! He is the inezn'nation of perlietual motions, and is a hig reason why teachers have so many gray hairs. .-Xlthough he is the smallest hoy in school, his peryetuznl grin is hig enough for three people of any size. THE S.-XSS.-RMON PAGE TW HERBERT HICKS "Herb" is one of our talented artists who has worked hard and deserves much credit for his artistic contributions, XVC hope he will succeed at art school. Glee Club 2, 3, 4. Operetta 3, 4. RUBY Hll.l. Ruby has always been popular with the students and will continue to be. She has a very happy disposition and is a real "cure for the blues". IQNTY-UN 'Vi MARY HOLM ES Mary may seem like a very quiet little girl, but she surely can make the organ roar. She is planning to be an interior decorator and ought to make a good one. Good luck, Mary! Glee Club 2, 3, -13 ".-Xll at Sea" 2: "The Pirate's Daughter" 4: S. O. S. Club 33 Csher at Senior Play -l. GLAIJYS HOXVARD Gladys joined us this year and is already outstanding in "ty1ie". She has made some firm friends and we hope she has liked us all. ELEANOR liLIZAl3ETH HUGHES HEI" is a shining light in the Commercial Club and we are sure that she will make an efhcient secretary. She has made a lot of friends and is sure to make many more. Commercial Club. DUN.-Xl.D jONES "Don" is one of the hardworking editors of the 5'n.r.m111m1 and musician extraordinary. Hav- ing six instruments at his command, he has made his "Serenaders" a real jazz orchestra. ln his spare time "Don" drags down 95's in every sub- ject, Vife will hear big things from him. Tennis 2. 3, -13 French Club 3: Orchestra 2. 35 Glee Club 3: Senior Playg jazz Orchestra 2, 3. 41 Su.r.ra111n11 3, 4. GI-I TXYIQXTY-TXYO THE SASSALIQN ,4 I"R.XNCIS KILLIZICN "Fran" is a very quiet student, hut they say still water runs deep. Fran is not only an accomplished musician, hut an artist of no mean talent. He has a natural hent for drawing and is headed for art school, He will he sorely missed hy the "Black Cats" next year. Best of luck, Fran! .Stmurlzzmz I--card 4, Orchestra 2, 3, 4, XIARGARIQT KING Margaret is the girl with long wavy hair which is the envy of the other girls. She is quiet and unassuming and is liked hy all her classmates. Ccinmercial Cluh 3. GRACE LACROSSE Grace comes from "Cat Hill", and is our great swimmer. She is one of the girls who played the piano during lunch time so that the other students could dance. V Clee Cluh 33 "All at Sea" 21 Senior Play Committee 33 t'Pirate's Daughter" Operetta 33 Treasurer at Sunset Dances 3. EUNICE LE.-XVITT liuniee is our student, hut she has never let it interfere with making friends. XVe've never heard of an "affair", hut Eunice doesn't wear her heart on her sleeve. She is sure to make a great success at B. U. next year. Y Glee Cluh 2, 3: "All at Sea" 23 Concert lg French Cluh, Secretary 3: S. Q. S. Cluh 43 Csher at graduation exercises of class of 'SOQ Usher at Senior Play 41 Tennis 2, 3, 4. ANGIQLO LEFTI'1R NVho doesn't know "Ang" with his humorous :antics and collegiate air? Ile is one of our star athletes, starring in all three inajor sports. Foothall -1: Hasehall 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, -l. PETER LIGORI "Dynamite," our star tackle, could hardly he thought of as arousing the muses, yet he is a very line actor and singer. He is headed for Massa- chusetts Conservatory of Music and he surely ought to go lar. Foothall 2. 3, 41 Glee Cluh. THE SASSAMON PAGE TXN'liNTY-THREE GEGRGE LONG "George" is not a very big fellow, but how he hits that line and that baseball! He has made a "hit" with everyone who knows him. XYe hope his future will be "a hundred yard dash for a touchdown". Football 2. 3, 43 Hockey Z, 3, 43 Baseball 2. 3, 4. DANIEL LUCEY "Bud" is seldom seen without his pals "Cyn and "Dick" unless he happens to be up on High Street to . . . er . . . "see somebody". He is a good happy-go-lucky sort who will get his share of enjoyment out of life. Football 43 Hockey 43 Tennis 3, 4. JANE LLTCEY "Janie" was one of our snappy cheerleaders. and what an incentive she had! Athletics is her middle name and she shines in all sports. You ought to make a great coach. lane. Cheerleader 4: Basketball Z, 3, 43 Yolley ball 2. 3, 43 Baseball 2, 3, 43 Hockey 4: Tennis Z, 3, -lg Track 2, 3. 43 Usher for the ,lunior Promg Glee Club 3, 43 "The Pirate's Daughter" 43 S. 0. S. Club 2, 3, 43 Reception Committee. Football Dance 4. MARGARET MACKENZI E "Peg" is quiet at school but it wouldn't sur- prise us if we heard she was very lively outside. She is generally lauglnng and has many friends. -KENNETH nat-Rats "Ken" is that robust gentleman from VVel- lesley Park. "Ken" is none other than that person who through his likeable personality has made a host of friends during his career at Natick High. He is heading toward the Nautical School Ship. HELEN MCGEE Helen and Marjorie. The names and girls are always together. Helen is interested in cooking, sports and dancing. She is very popular outside, we hear. 15" T tlli TWliN'1'Y-l"t?L'R s' sig , TL. ek! 5, , H. -45 N xx RS" t K f . .ii 'Jiri .2-'A , '43 'W J. ff ., Q." ' es 25' 5 Ss, -N3 4.1" .145 '. s -:, THE S.-XSSQXMUN RIARDIURIE KlcGl,ONli XYe're all proud of Marjorie for putting Natick on the "track map", She's quite an athlete. and will be Natick's loss and Sargent! gain next tall. llasketball 2, 3, -l, Varsity 2, 3, -l, Captain -lg 'lt ' 1 ' fs .enins 1, .i, -lg X olley Ball Z, 3, -13 lrack Z, 3, -lg ".Xll at Sea" 2: "Prince of Kcitanu 33 "The l'iratc's l7aughter" -lg ,S-tIX.K'tlIIltllI Board 41 .lunior .S'ti.v.ui1f1ofi lioarcl: Candy Ctxmmittee. Senior Play. OLIVE RlcGOVK'AN XYhat a "stc-nog" "Ollie" is going to make! She seems to have much business ability. Don't forget us when you're private secretary to a broker, will yon? HENRY McROBERT "Cyn is a little robust but his cheery attitude is evidenced hy his many friends. The question of what makes him smile so much has never been answered. Football 3, 43 Baseball 3, 4. PETER MAFFEI "Pete", who hails from East Natick, is one of our hest artists. In school most of his time is spent in drawing, but after school a little Junior girl is his inspiration. FRANCIS MAHONEY "Gee", "Fran", "Bess", call him what you will, he's still our energetic. smiling cheerleader. Fran is very popular at N. H. S. He is identified with the "Black Cats", the Glee Club, and many other activities. "Gee's" amhition is to invent a new cheer for every college in the country. His genial nature will surely carry him far. Haseball Manager 4. M AID.-X MARGARET MAN SON "Major" is a "little girl." Remember her as "Poppy" in the Senior Play? She was always popular at the Sunset Dances. W'e wish you luck at Smith, Maicla. S. U. S. Club 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 3, Vice- l'resident -13 French Club .31 Chairman Decora- tion Committee, ,lunior Prom: Usher at gradua- tion exercises for class of '3U3 Senior Play, Glee Club -lg Costume Committee, "The Pirate's l7angliter" -1. THE SASSAMON PAGE TWENTX IIXI FREDERICK MATTF1 ELIJ "Fred" comes from the big city. "Matt" is a brilliant student and makes a success of every- thing he undertakes. As a member of the Senior Play Ticket Committee he certainly made a line salesman. Baseball 3, 4. HERBERT MITCHELL "Mitch" is an earnest student, but he always has a "wise-crack" to brighten up a dull class- room. "Herb" is a valuable member of the "Black Cats", the Glee Club, the Grchestra, and Mr. Gardner's review math class. He is heading for Amherst College and he plans to become a banker. VVe all wish him the best of success. Orchestra Z, 3. 45 Senior Play 4. SUMNER MOORE Sumner is a quiet fellow from XYalnut Hill, who holds high scholastic rank, His hobby is biology and we are sure he will make some important scientific discoveries. Stage Manager, Senior Play. XVILLI.-'XM MORAN "Unity" is a quiet boy, until he gets started. It is said that he is an expert at changing tires. As a matter of fact, we hope to see him President of the Dunlop Tire and Rubber Company some day. ALICE MORDIS Alice's cheerful smile has brightened up many a dark day for us. We know that she will be a great success in the business world because of her business ability and charming peronality. French Club 3: Commercial Club, Secretary 43 Usher at graduation exercises of class of 'SOL "All HT SCR" 33 Candy Committee, Senior Play. VVILLIAM MORRISEY "Bill", Modern Apollo of Natick High, pivot man on the football and basketball teams was 1931 baseball captain. His winning personality has made many a feminine heart Hutter. Football 3, 43 Baseball Z, 3, 43 Basketball Z, 3, 4. ,AY pf' PNLL lu ENTX s X THE SASSAMQN ESTHER NAPHEN In spite of her loquacious nature, Esther has won herself many friends. And is she good when it comes to taking dictation? XVe can safely bet that she could take down Floyd Gib- bons's talks easily. French Club 3: Commercial Club 43 Candy Committee, Senior Play. ALICE NELSON Alice is the brunette that is often seen riding around with a curly haired Senior in a Buick. Ht-re's an exception to the rule that "gentlemen prefer blonds". Alice has a pleasing personality and is always laughing and joking with one of her friends. ELIN NELSON Elin has that exquisite combination of blond hair and brown eyes. She has proven a very successful secretary to Mr, Fitzgerald. He will have a hard time in finding another girl as efficient as Elin. S. O. Club 2, 3, 4: Commercial Club -lg Usher, junior Prom: Usher, Senior Play: Volley Ball: Class Basketball. MARJORIE NELSON "Marj" comes from South Natick and is quite an addition to our class. She is quiet, but has a happy disposition and lucky faculty of finding "the silver lining." ROSE ANN PENTES Vl'ho doesn't know that brown eyed girl who sits in Room 18? She is one of our most popular Seniors. If you don't believe it. just watch the rush of the boys at a dance for the honor of dancing with "Rud". Rose has always been most agreeable about playing for dancing during lunch. Basketball Z, 3, 4, Varsity 4: "All at Sea" 21 Glee Club 2, 33 Treasurer, Commercial Club 43 Chairman. Candy Committee, Senior Play: Chair- man of Decoration Committee for Hallowe'en Masquerade 43 Senior Executive Committee: Senior XYrite-up Committee: Usher for Glee Club Operetta 4. ETHELINE PETERSON Etheline is that perfect blonde with the school girl complexion we hear so much about. She is very good-natured and pleasant. XN'e hope she will go on making friends all through her business life. Commercial Club 3. THE SASSAMON PAGE TWENTX SEN EN EDWIN PHOENIX "Ed" hails from South Natick. So does Ed's ear, but we won't hold that against him. Ed always has a smile for everyone and he is well liked wherever he goes. Senior Play. DORIS RATHBUN Doris has that red hair that is becoming so popular and stylish. She has a sunny nature with a ready smile for eveyone. We hope she will keep up her good work in art. If she does, we may well expect to see a picture of hers in some art gallery. RUTH ROBINSON Ruth is another of the illustrious Robinsons to graduate from N. H. S. South Natick sends us some fine students and Ruth ranks high among them. ROBERT RYAN "Bob" is one of our quiet students, though he is by no means bashful. He has a convincing and pleasing smile, and he is very popular among his classmates, especially the feminine element. VVARREN SCH LEM M ER Warreii only came to N. H. S. a short while ago, but he has already made many friends among students and faculty. He seems to enjoy us. How about it, VVarren? RALPH R. SCHOLL Ralph is a modest shy person in the classroom. However, appearances are deceiving as "Porky" has proven by lns many deeds of valor on the gridiron. Football 2, 3, 4. qv 424 . . , ff..- z fi' so wrt, .f . lg. fix gm H 'N 'ZX IW a .Av -91 r ,. .nf 4 -1 I .Xtlli 'VXYIQXTY-1ilGIl'I' y an v I ' -N 5 gf i . . f i 1 .Ri .Y ?b'- -,pi V' ', 'Jil' l?:lw.v!,..v.,,a .,, , H1 Q7 "1-F A i - I - . il-ws " 1 .4, THE SASSAMON SOl'IIIli SIKORA Sophie is that quiet girl who comes from XYellesley. She-'d make a hue little housekeeper by the looks of what she does up in SS. Sophie is always ready to give a helping hand to those who may need it. Sophie-'s friend are fond of her hecause she-'s such a good sport. XYe wish you all the luck in the world. Sophie, IRIQNIQ SIMMONS Irene is the little girl who makes so much noise in study hall, She may look quiet but that mischieyious look in her eye makes Us think other- wise. XYhen Irene smiles she displays a fascinat- ing pair of dimples. XYho doesn't envy Irene those dimples? NORMAN SIM S "Simmy" is the end who did so well by the foothall team last season, securing a number of touchdowns. They tell us that he is also quite a golfer. Golf 3, 43 Fcotl-all 4. WIl.HIil.MlNA SPOONER "XYilla" is a Commercialite and quite a suc- cess. She is planning to enter business and would be an addition to any ofhce. MARGfXRIi'I' STEINMAN "Peg" is noted for her great piano playing. There is a certain violinist of the class of '30 who prefers her accompaniment to any other. She is very popular with all the students because of her winning ways. Secretary Student Council 2, 3, 43 Glee Club :Xccompanist 2, 5: ,bitI.V.Y1IllI07I 33 French Club 3: Orchestra 3, -lg Vice pres. Commercial Club -lg Semor XVrite-up Committee: Costume Committee Senior Playg junior Ring Committee: "All at Sea" 2: S. O. S. Club -1. HARRIET STEVENS llarriet is another of those people who comes from South Natick. She had the honor of being leading lady in the operetta and she hlled her role to perfection. VVho knows, maybe some day we'll hear Harriet as a noted opera singer? Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Operetta 2, 4. THE SASSAMON PAGE TWliN'l'X 'N X PHYLLIS STlfYllXS "Phil" is our great cook and was always on hand to make candy for the plays. She is always jolly and made a lot of friends during her high school career. S, O. S. Club 2, 3, 4: Junior Executive Com.: Usher at junior Prom: Chairman Decorating Committee Fooball Dance 4: Candy Committet Senior Play, ANNA SXYEIQNEY Anna is one of our petite girls who hails from South Natick. lt is no wonder that she is so popular on the dance Hoor. There are many girls who wish they could dance as Anna docs. XVe also understand that she is quite a minature golf player. Keep it up, Anna, and some day you will be I1 second "Bobby jones". Candy Committee, Senior Play. CAESAR TOMAGNO Caesar is the boy with the cheerful countef nance who has made himself many friends during his career at N. H. S. XYe understand Caesar spends quite a bit of his time in Framingliain. Here's good luck! BLANCH I2 THAYIZR Blanche comes from Felchville and is a great friend of Fermor's. They are generally seen together coming to school. BERNARD THOMAS Is one of our quiet, industrious fellow class- mates. He is seldom heard from in school, but finds plenty to do outside. CARL THOMAS Carl is one of our little fellows who comes from VVest Natick. His performance as a member of the cast in the Senior Play will long be remembered. Senior Play. QT' p -Q ' Ulf 'Vl'lN'VY THE swssfxnox -'P , V. 27: 7 ' +' """1" 7' 'W' 7 - .XLFR ED T HORPE ' "Al" is best known by his brilliant hair, which -'ingles hun out from the erowd. He seems quiet. but when you get to know him he is really a good scout. REGINA TRUM "Gina" is our tall, blond, jumping center who has starred on the Yarsity for the last two years. She certainly knows her basketball. :Xs a cheer' leader she's a wow. No wonder we had such a sueeessful football season with "Gina" helping to lead cheers. llasketl-all 2, 3. -lg Tennis 3. -lg Golf 4. ELEANOR TYLER lileanor is that sweet. little maid with the curly hair. She in generally smiling and always very friendly. FANNY VITALE Fanny is a brunette Senior who proves that all gentlemen do not prefer blonds. She has lots of friends and we are glad that she was a member of our class. FRANCES XYALLACE "Franny" is the "pride" of the Commercial department. She now has her foot on the first rung of the ladder in her climb in the financial world. XXI- are so glad she has been able to obtain a position with a well-known company in town and we wish her all the sueeess in the world. O .XRTHUR WHITEHOUSE "Art" is one of the red and blue's outstanding gt.-lfers and is enthusiastic about the game. He "ten-'s" off from XYest Natick to make his daily trip to school. Golf 3, -l. THE SASSAMON PI-IILLIP VVOODS "Phil" is one of our students. Although lic spends much time in studying, he was a mainstay on our fooball team this year. "Phil" is planning to be an architect. Good Luck, Phil! Football 3, -lg Stlsstzllzfvzz Board S3 junior Prom Committee. X S I fi, 'Q Q05 .5 Q 0 'f elf 0x15 i".m,s: V-:ff XX!- , 1, ! Ill -3544 x if 2-, ' Mfg. . N! 1, ' . fy, y- , :QQ :ragga if .iffy 1- , 't ,mv , wg b Q gy, si' wi., -. ' ' is ,.:, Z JE' ,im x , at J f ' 'I 'ggi ' I r W 1 fx tx , , , 5 X f-N 'Tf-X , , 'i ' l H A ,J i Y ,..1.. Svninm ..-un jyg -. .m .m- jg ' L .m ..... io ... .-.un---. jig iiiffa- LIHHIIIQQQGR 717069 67 ff' Aff "4 v ,W Qllamn jlr u... .... 5i'R ...... ..... ....... mn iii .-. -.---. .---.U .......'g PAGE THIRTY-FOUR THE SASSAMON PROPHECY Cimifiuued from page len immediately after graduation and has only recently been made President of the Institute. Arthur XYhitehouse, the Mathe- matician, and Ralph Scholl, the Civics expert, are Professors at the college. Oh, we have some women teachers from our class, too. Eunice Leavitt and Eileen Craig are hoth language teachers while Maida Manson has charge of the music in the Natick schools. lYhat has become of Olive McGowan? I haven't seen her lately. She is in charge of a Dancing School and has Anna Sweeney as an instructor in Ballet dancing. Margaret Steinman, who was formerly the accompanist at the Danc- ing School, has recently accepted a position as Secretary at Barbara Brown's Riding School where Helen McGee and Irene Simmons are riding instructors. Fermor Feathers was thown from the horse that she was riding the other day and is now recuperating from her injuries at the health farm which Etheline Peterson and Doris Rathbun conduct just outside the gates of the Riding School. Do you remember Henry McRoberts, the boy with the School Girl complexion? I certainly do. He was a ball player wasn't he? He thought he was I guess. He is runn- ing a Hotel in Maine. It seems to be a very popular place just now. Emma Chaput. Mary Gibbons, and Margaret King, who have just returned from Europe are staying there for the rest of the summer. They had planned to fly across the ocean but upon discovering that Kenneth McRae was Captain and "Bill" Amato First Mate on the S. S. Bulvaria they decided to make the trip on this boat. Did Donald Anderson become a sailor or a pirate hold? No, he is the drummer in "Tony" .'Xntelek's regiment. "Tony" is a Major in the 23d Battalion at VVashington, IJ. C. Caesar Tznnagno is a member of the same outfit. I met Peter Maffei this morning and ite told me all about his Fox Farm in East Natick. As I was passing the Grand Opera House last night I heard a low rumble and a few bricks fell from one wall. I thought it was an earthquake, but upon entering the build- ing I learned that it was only "Pete" Ligori singing "Asleep in the Deep". Oh yes, both he and Mary Holmes, the famous organist are feature attractions there this week. Yes, I know, I stayed for the remainder of the program and as I was leaving the building I saw two stunning blondes being assisted into a very elaborate car by none other than "Nick" Christie and "Jim" Chaisson. I hear that they are successful Stock Brokers and have two of our old classmates, Elizabeth Cashion and Gladys Howard, as secretaries. I understand that Herbert Hicks and Francis Killeen who have teamed up as Commercial Artists are doing all of the Opera House Programs. They send all of their printing to the Phoenix and Thorpe Company. Winifred Coleman has become so much in public demand as an after dinner speaker that she has had to hire a secretary. She chose Mildred Clough and I think she made no mistake. I just stopped in at Ruby Hill's new Beauty Shop and tried to sell her some brushes. While there I had a chat with Eleanor Hughes while she was busy giving Elizabeth Gardner a permanent wave. I often see Rose Angelo. You know she and Grace Lacrosse are in charge of the public library here. I suppose that you heard about the fire at the A gl P Store the other day? The Fire was not a serious one but James Carney and his Assistant Manager "Ed" Carey. have taken advantage of the opportunity to run a hrc sale. You must spend most of your time gathering news. Do you have any time to devote to the brushes? THE SASSAMON PAGE THIRTY-FIVE Oh yes, of course, I just sold one to Marie Connolly on my way up here. You see its this way "You can sell some of the brushes some of the time And you can sell some of the brushes some of the time But you can't sell some of the brushes some of the time." CATHERINE CCN NEEN, LL'c1ANo GRAssEY. SALUTATORY Members of the School Board, Facultv, and Friends: It is my privilege and pleasure in behalf of the class of 1931 to extend to you a most cordial welcome to these commencement exercises. This is an important day for us. It is the closing of our high school career. For the past three years we have pepared our- selves, some for further schooling, others for work. In these years we have gained knowledge from our studies. VVe have been taught to do what is right and how to do it well. Loyalty to ourselves and others and self-control have been instilled in our minds as important attributes. Through our athletics we have been taught good sports- manship. These are the things we need to make a success in the future. Our parents, too, deserve great credit, for they have co-operated with our teachers to make our high school course more success- ful. They have always been ready to encourage and inspire, to praise us when we have succeeded, and to sympathize with us when we have failed. Whatex'er we may become in the world can be traced back to our high school career and to our parents' training for they have both given us that foundation which is so necessary in the world today. And now, to all you here who have assisted us in these happy years we offer our thanks and extend our most hearty greetings. ELIZABETH CASHION. VALEDICTORY It is an established fact that the world and its people are ever progressing. In proof of this statement we need only view the great advancement in industrial pursuits, in invention and in educational systems that has been made during the last century. Progress is advancement or, as some people express it, the constant supersession of the old by the new. Yet the idea of progress is comparatively new. It is not to be found in our modern sense before the sixteenth century. Men before that time had lived without pro- gressive hopes just as before Copernicus they had lived upon a stationary earth. The idea that life is a growth with gradual change for the better was undreamed of in the ancient and medieval world. Even the Greeks never hit upon the idea of progress. To be sure they recognized that there had been an improvement during their age, but this perceived advance was never formulated into a progressive idea of human life as a whole. The Greeks were too suspicious of change. To them no changes were good. The perfect condition was reached, and therefore improvement was impossible. A great occurence in history was the arising of modern progressive hopes out of this static condition. The major factor con- tributing to this change was scientific inventions. As each new improvement was made. men began to have confidence in their present powers and hope in their future prospects. VVorld-wide discovery, exploration and intercommunication also contributed to the development of a progressive outlook on life. VVho could remain cooped up in a narrow world when old barriers were broken down, and new continents were opened up inviting settlement and adventure? Closely allied with the two factors already noted is a third: the increase in knowledge which made modern men seen: wiser than their sires. For ages me11 had consulted the ancients in their search for knowledge. Now for the first time they began to look PAGE THIRTY-SIX THE SASSAMON forward in the belief that tomorrow would bring still greater truths. Since the arising of this idea of progress great advancement has been made. Today we live in a world which is constantly malring strides forward. However. during the present state of financial depression. progressive hopes are not so predominant among men. There are many who have the pessimistic idea that the world is growing worse instead of improving. Nevertheless the general progress outweighs these lapses. Now, dear classmates, we are about to go forth into this progressive world. During '40 our generation perhaps even greater pro- gress and achievement will be made than in that preceding. As we depart upon our several ways may we ever remember the pleasant experiences and associations that we have had at Natick High. May we keep in mind the kindly advice offered by our teachers who have guided us in the paths of learning. As we have progessed in the past let us continue to progress in the future. And now, we. the Class of Nineteen Thirty-One bid farewell, leaving our very best wishes to you all. Etfmcli Lliavirr. ug' -1451 'ips '1""ME?2'fi-2 . ' xalgz? ,Q QQ? . ' Q-,gn fwf Q a gf 04. nf I I 'fig' qbfltwg ' " ' " ::"f'qA 61 oil' I Jil gg L45 "v Izgg' ' 11, 5.1.4 " T'.r?5,gn : n:,g1'f'U2a:'-'f.y'. 3' 5 ':,...!-1.3135 - 5453 cz.,-,233-L Rf.,-aff: ', e. "4 13521-J-5 - 'mf' ' l' , D 3 - v c 1 F' v r 1 .2 . 5 f 1 -43 5 H X ' J X I-1 THE SASSAMON PAGE THIRTY-SEVEN ., I - 6u',AiB.T ik Q!1fil g e- It-Q SQIISQT QQ iissvgi., MODERN ADVERTISING Advertising is a method for inviting or urging the sale or exchange of property or service. VVhile any effort to effect a sale or exchange is properly called advertising, the word is commonly used with a somewhat limited meaning. The offer of merchandise for sale, such as the advertising of- goods by a manufacturer or merchant, is the most familiar form. The channels for this variety of publicity are newspapers, magazines, billboards, electric signs, cards in street cars and buses, moving pictures and pro- grams. ' Advertising has existed' from early times. Traders made themselves known and called attention to their products by mural inscrip- tions, before the age of printingg a papyrus, discovered by Thebes offering a reward for a runaway slave, is reputed to be 3,000 years old. The public crier, a civic institu- tion in ancient Greece, is not yet extinct. In the Middle Ages the spoken word was almost the only mode of publicity in use. The invention of printing ushered in the modern period of advertising. S0 great has been the investment in advertising, that it affords to newspapers and nearly all magazines their chief source of income. This operates to supply the public with the highest form of news service and current literature at extremely low prices. XVere it not for advertising revenue to the magazines, a publication now selling at ten cents or fifteen cents per copy could not be bought for less than twenty-five cents and in many cases fifty cents. Some magazines now reach the reader for a less sum than the cost of the blank paper used in their manufacture. More than Sl00,000,000 a year is spent by American advertisers who utilize outdoor devices, such as posters or billboards, painted bulletins and walls, and electric signs. In this category, too, are included window dis- plays and advertisements shown in street cars, suburban trains, and interurban coaches. The outdoor device that has the highest attention value is the electric sign. Most of these signs are errected on roofs of buildings situated at points of great visi- bility. The framework is usually made of structural steel, and the frame containing the words or designs is constructed with light globes made of sheet iron. An endless variety of colors can be obtained by the use of different colored bulbs. Mechanical devices are used to turn the current on or off, and to produce a Hashing of light in various parts of the display. The dazzling effect of the electric signs on Broadway, New York, has won that famous street the popular name of the "Great White Way". One of the most artistic forms of outdoor PAGE THIRTY-EIGHT THE SASSAMON advertising is the window display of high- grade stores and shops. Practically all merchants utilize this method of approach, and banks are also specializing in window advertising, urging the importance of saving, investing. and so on. Street car and interuban coach display has become an important factor in the total volume of advertising, because these rail- ways carry hundreds of millions of passen- gers a year. Since the placards carrying the display matter are so placed that no passen- ger can help but see them, this medium of approach gives wide publicity to whatever product is advertised. The radio is becoming the great adver- tising medium of the modern age. While this type of advertising is still too young to have developed a standard technique, the advantages of broadcasting are so marked that radio is already established as a prin- cipal channel of publicity. The ever-occur- ring mention of the owner in the announce- ment serves to make the company or organ- ization name familiar to countless listeners. Most stations make a practice of selling time to those who wish to advertise via the air, but direct selling announcements are not wholly approved by the Federal Radio Commission. Undoubtedly, time will bring a general agreement as to the ethical stan- dards for broadcasting, and these will be followed by all reputable houses and sta- tions. A survey of the field of advertising impresses one with the fact that it represents a cross-section of the world today. No fictitious narrative is more colorful than the story of modern advertisingg no Arabian Nights tale is more romantic than the record of its achievements. WINIFREU CoLEMAN. COMMUNICATION Communication, of course, means the bearing of news from one place to another by various means which, throughout the ages, have steadily improved. It is a necessity in which everyone shares and an industry in which many people are occupied. XVe will glance back at the early means of communication-back to the days of Diocletian. Diocletian, a Roman Emperor of the 12th century, was the first man, it is believed, to establish a system of messengers for carrying news. At stated intervals throughout the countryside were stations at which messengers were always ready to transport news. In this way, the first organized system of carrying news was pro- pounded. True, it took weeks and months, but it was the origin of something gigantic. The next definite advancement took place in the 13th century when the University of Paris organized a postal system for the benefit of its students. This, too, was not swift because the mail had to be carried by stagecoaches. The National Postal System was established by Louis XI in 1464. This was a great step from the primitive, dis- organized methods of postal communication. In 1792 the money order system was estab- lished in England purposely for the use of soldiers and sailors. The perforated stamp and the mail box did not come until 1854. This was the farthest step that postal communication took up to this time and, although it was slow, it was organized. Now, to take a glance at colonial com- munication. Early colonists used runners and signal fires for carry news of impend- ing Indian Attacks. This was ineffective. Progress remained at a standstill for many years, thus openly manifest when the cele- brated ride of Paul Revere took place in 1775. All these forms of communicating were slow and ineffective, as you may realize, Not an appreciable amount of speed was gained from Early Roman Days. But enegetic men were delving into the mystery of electric current, believing that it con- tained the solution to speedy com.munication. Several attempts had been made in England by Cooke and Wheatstone, but nothing definite was accomplished. In America, however, Samuel Morse and Elias Gray were carrying on experiments- which were soon to startle the whole world and change the entire aspect of communica- tion. The skeptical public refused to listen to them or to believe in their methods. THE SASSAMON PAGE THIRTY-NINE Inventors in both the old and new world were experimenting. The most renowned of these scientists being: Von Kleist, who discovered the use of the Leyden jarg Ampere, who was a proponent of the elec- tric magnetic needle as a means of com- municationg Gauss and Weber, who worked together just as Cooke and Wheatstoiie had done before them, also experimenting onthe electric needle: Steinheil in 1836, who was the last magnetic needle exp-erimenter. Steinheil was also credited with inventing the system of poles and insulators to carry the wires. The rate of speed by the electric magnetic needle system was about twenty words per minute-much slower than the Morse. It was, however. much easier to operate. To compare the advancement made, we shall show the different times of the various means of communication between Toulon and Paris. By runners it took four days to communicate. By the Chappe system it took twelve minutes to transmit a single letter. By the magnetic needle telegraphy twenty words could be sent in a minute. The benefit to mankind from these inven- tions was great as it had made a remarkable change in the swiftness of communication -but greater changes were soon to come. The postal system in America was rapidly built up and with the aid of the "Pony Express" Westerii towns could communi- cate with the East. though dangers were many. Bell, as well as several others, was experimenting on the telephone, but from now on our special interest will be given to telegraphy-as the greatest means of com- munication. Samuel Morse, after whom the telegraph is named, received the inspiration to develop the wireless telegraph at a dinner conversa- tion on board a shipin Mid-Atlantic in 1832. Someone suggested the use of electric current to carry news. From that time on Morse was imbued with developing that idea. VVith the assistance of Alfred Vail he worked feverishly en his project. In 1837, he filed a patent. Hitherto, communication was established by means of the electric needle which had many supporters. It was going to be hard to cast aside the achievements of Cooke, VVheatstone, Steinheil, Gauss, Weber, and convince the people that his means were the best. The electric needle was, as I said, very simple to operate. The Morse system was going to require greater knowledge and experience of its users. Morse gave his First demonstration on Jan. 24, 1838. The public did not react to his exhibitions very promptly and for six years he felt the pangs of poverty. Finally, after much arguing, a bill to establish a line between Washixigtoii and Baltimore, costing 330,000 was passed in Congress. The line was an immediate success. After years of unsuccessful effort a tele- graph cable was laid between England and America in 1866. Soon, ocean cables were laid around the world. In the meantime, Bell had perfected his telephone and this with telegraphy were our means of communicating until the radio came. After much experimenting and many improvements, we, today, are able to com- municate almost instantly with any civilized nation. The most modern method is a radio-telephone combination. The value of modern communication is s- great that it cannot be expressed in words- it is stupendous in its benefit to mankind. ROBERT G11.LEuAN. PERSONALITY "A man is not all included between his hat and boots," said VValt VVhitman. There is something in a man which does not come from his Flesh, his brain, or his body. It is something which is set off from anything else. It is similiar to magnetism as mysterious as electricity. VVe call this "Personality". How is it that we recognize this strange vital force? W'hen we go near some people who are very magnetic we positively feel their presence before we get near enough to touch them. This personal atmosphere either draws people to, or from us. Wfe all know how vividly we feel the personality of certain persons after they have passed out of life. A most strongly pronounced feeling of personality comes after a mother has PAGE FORTY THE S.-XSS.-RMON passed out of life. The family can feel her presence in the home for a long time. XYhy is this strange force "Personality" necessary? XYhy is it that people say they cannot get along with some people? Is it because this person imagines more than he actually knows? Personality is necessary in everyday life. It enables us to get along with one another. It helps to make life brighter and makes things about us feel and look cheerful. XYhy is it necessary in business? Here is one of the most important places in the world today where this striking force is necessary. It depends on this "Personality" whether or not we shall earn our daily bread. A person with a pleasing personality, who is seeking a job, no matter how rich his clothes may be, is always sure to set forth that. magnetism which makes an employ hire him. XYe ourselves are happier if we have a pleasing way about us. It enables us to help ourselves. Then there are the hindrances to Pericn- ality. One large factor is selfishness. How does selfishness mar personality? Suppose a rosebud should say to itself, "I cannot afford to open up my petals and fiing out my beauty and fragrance to an unappreciri- tive world. I will withhold them and keep them for myself." Of course the rose would never be developed. for it is the unfolding of the bud, the fiinging out of itself that enlarges it and brings out its fragrance and its beauty. Selfishness always defeats itself. Selfishness is back of most crimes. It is the motive for most of the wrong doing in the world. The man who. through all the years, has thought only of his own comfort, his own conveniences and welfare. will find his life as dry as a sucked orange. Nature has put a fearful tax on the selfish life. Another thing that shuts out personality is timidity and supersensitiveness. There are multitudes of people with good brain power and well developed minds. who are well educated to make a prominent place for themselves, who, nevertheless are unknown because of their timidity, and sensitiveness. He who strives for a supreme personality must put down timidity and overcome sensitivcness, or he cannot hope for success. A great deal of talent is lost in the world for the want of a little courage. The timid person is placed in a position where he is unable to take advantage of the opportuni- ties which may come to him. He is in the same position as the timid pig which is always pushed aside in the trough and who only gets his food, if there is any left, after the more aggressive pigs have devoured what they want. If you are timid, naturally shy and sensitive. you must make up your mind at the start that you are going to overcome this handicap, which will certainly keep you back if you don't. Do not imagine that the "Infinite Power," will push you forward without any force of your own. "You have your oars, use them or fioat down stream and perish." There are many qualities which contri- bute toward personality. One of these qualities is clothes. How refreshing it is to meet a person who thinks so highly of his personality and appearance that he is extremely careful of his dress. Such a person on that account carries weight in the world, for he regards his personality as a sacred gift, requiring the utmost attention and care. A good appearance is a wonder- ful aid to good manners. XVe can speak and think better: we have more courage if we are becomingly dressed. Another great factor in Personality is ambition. VVhat you do in life, what you become, what you achieve. depends very largely upon your ambition. The one great danger for the ambitious person is, that after he has attained a little success, he will cease to grow, by letting up in his efforts. Every- thing you do. every move you make, should be a stepping stone to something higher. There is one large thing which we must consider under personality, and that is to be sincere, and genuine. There was once a man whose face was so disfigured that he had to conceal it behind a mask. There are some people who do this very same thing. They conceal their real selves, seldom showing themselves as they really are. They are just pretending. They are striding around with a "masked personality". These people who do this are undermined in self- respect and self confidence. Sincerity comes Miss THE SASSAMON PAGE FORTY -ONE from two Latin words "sine cere." without war: that is, without pretense. without a mask. Each of us should watch out for this, and try to be our ownselves, original as we are. GRACE HANAGAN. STUDENT HONOR ROLL Highest Honors Elizabeth Cashion Donald jones Eunice Leavitt Herbert Mitchell Alice Mordis Margaret Steinman Phillip XYoods Pro .llcrifo Rose Angelo Jeannette DesChamps joseph Foley Patricia Gavin Robert Gilleran Maida Manson Frederic Mattfield Sumner Moore Elin Nelson Edward Snow Frances Wiallace Dorothy VVignot Honors Eva Barr Emma Chaput Nicholas Christie Helen Conroy Eileen Craig Muriel DeLouchery Eleanor Downing Helen Ellis Joseph Estella Lillian Fair Fermor Feathers james Grant Herbert Hicks Gladys Howard john Flgnnere Eleanor Hughes Margaret King Grace Lacrosse Helen McGee Marjorie McGlone XYilliam Morrisey Esther Xaphen Ruth Robinson XYiIhelmena Spooner Carl Thomas FACULTY HONOR ROLL During our school career, we, the Natick High School Senior Class of '31, have enjoyed the help and friendship of: Mr. Roy XY. Hill Mr. Edward N. Viihite Miss Elva C. Coulter Mr. Harold C. Sears Mr. Clayton E. 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A E49-4 v S itil -gg.. 5 -f 222 lg: F rf -,-41 5' 4 3 7 '-4 -4 D at w e 'X .5 1 Q Y 5-4 my Q THE SASSAMON PAGE FORTY-THREE v 6 i .Q --f Q ix .....L f 1 'f E ' I E- 1. A 'D E :- 555-' -12 FOOTBALL BASEBALL C11jvtf1z'11kGcorgc Long CTtIf7flIflljXVilii21lN Morrisey :iIlIIILlf1L'1'-ROIJCIT Gilleran .ilaluzyfvr-Fralicis Mahoney BOYS' BASKETBALL GOLF Ctlfflllill-NiCi1OlZiS Christie Clzfilizizz-.Io-scpli llstella .U1lI11I.rj4'I'-RCIJCFI CviilCI'Zll1 fllfllnllffpi'-JQgelph Ifgtgllg GIRLS' BASKETBALL HOCKEY Captain-Marjorie MCGI011e , Captain-George Long .1 lu lltlflfl'-P21tI'iCi2l Gavin .llizlzflgfur-XYaItQr Maloney IIPXGI-1 FORTY-Ft WR THE SASSAMQN FOOTBALL SQUAD Hack row tlett to right P--Coach Cronan, H. Evans, O. Dufault, J. Beirne. Coach Donahue. Fourth row-bl. Delaney. Coach Kiiroy, .-X. Connolly, VV. Gavin, G. Thompson, VV. Klein, R. Saviano, H. McRohert, R. Lovejoy, G. Fay, R. Gilleran. Third row-M. Quatrale. L. Grassey, 1. Doherty, H. Green, J. Estella, A. Chiumento, P. Bellofatto, nl. XYhite, F. Keany, R. Rogers, F. Gaghan. Second rowskl. Featherstone, R. Casey, S. Angelo, T. Marciano, D. Lucey, D. Davis, G. Rol-erts, -I, Rotchford, J. Flumere, .X Hughes, Christie, Casey. Front row-J. Hladick, A. Lefter. P. Ligori, P. Vtfoods, VV. Morrisey, Capt. George Long N. Sims, R. Hardigan, T. Palladino, J. Chaisson, N. Peter. 1 FOOTBALL SEASON RECORD -i Natick 12 Swampscott U The Natick High School eleven eatahlish- Natick 18 Xkiellesley 0 ed one ot the hest records made hy a red Natick 7 Dedham tl and hlue eleven in recent years. The eleven Natick 19 Belmont 0 Natick 19 Milford U wen six consecutive games hefore losing to Norwood at Norwood. The annual Columbus Day hattle with Xkellesley resulted in an 18-fm triumph for Natick, The red and hlue then swam to a victory over Belmont, thoroughly whipped a conhdent Milford aggregation, and 5XY2llllliCCl ".Xl" XYeston's Needham team. The annual game with Framingham took 1.lace at Framingham on a cold Thankf- giving Morn I-efore a crowd of ltlllllfl. Though Natick vastly outplayed them and had several scoring opportunities, they just conldn't get over that last white stripe for a to.ichdown. The great record of the eleven brought lu a close the tootliall careers of many Senior. and was a trilmute to the work of Coach Kilroy and his assistants, Coaches Donahue and Cronan. Natick 20 Natick 0 Needham 7 Norwood 7 Natick 0 Framingham 0 U5 Zll LIN IQUPS Firxf Tt'tlIII .Nngelo Letter Peter Ligori Philip Vvootla XVilliam Morrisey Francis Gaghan Gevrge Fay Nicholas Christie lidward Casey john Hladick Russell Hardigan Capt. George Long St'L'tllld Team re. Michael Quatrale XYil1iam Grady rt. George Roherts rg. Herbert lfvans c. Tony Palladino lg. Harry Green lt. .Xrthur Hughes le. Norman Siltls qli. Luciano Grassey lhh. Richard Casey rhh. XYalter Klein th, joseph Rotchford T HE SASSAM IUXGF FORTY-FIYIQ BOYS' BASKETBALL Back row-E. Snow, H. Burbidge, T. Palladino, Manager R. Gilleran. Second row-j. Flumere, J. Estella, E. Casey, Coach Donahue, R. Hardigan, P. Bello- fatto, J. Penell. Front row-E. Mann, A. Lefter, Captain N. BOYS' BASKETBALL The Natick-High School basketball team. not to be outdone by the quintet of 1929-30, made a greater record that should stand for many seasons, losing but two games out of nineteen and making two winning streaks of eight games apiece as well as trouncing several arch-rivals including Norwood, XVellesley, Needham, and the greatest of them all-Framingham. The season opened earlier than any other season in recent years at Natick High. this accounts fer the greater number of games. The first consecutive winning streak was stopped by Dedham at Dedham in one of the fastest, hottest games of the season. Dedham winning with several startling shots in the final minutes. An overtime game was then played at Milton and the red and blue, fighting with her Christie, XY. Morrisey, G. Fay, gl, Hlarlick. back to the wall, as three regulars were out of the game, came through to victory by a 23-21 score. This second winning streak was halted, abruptly, by a Melrose team that had already been defeated by Natick. In the Final game of the season Natick trounced the black and white representatives of Framingham. A fitting climax to the won- derful season's record and especially for Captain Nicholas Christie, Angelo Lefter, and NYilliam Morrisey. playing their final basketball game for the red and blue against Framingham. LINEUPS First Tarun ,Slwnzztl Tram lidward Mann r.f. Paul Bellofatto George Fay l.f. john Flumere XX'illiam Morrisey c. Russell Hardigan Angelo Lefter l.g. Capt. J. Hladick Capt. N. Christie r.g. Edward Casey l'.-XGE FORTY-SlX THE SASSAMON GIRLS' BASKETBALL P. Gavin, M. RlcGlone, R. Angelo, H. Corkery, H. Conroy, Shea. J. Lucey, R. Trum, Miss Morrill, Couch. GIRLS' BASKETBALL This year the majority of the games were played with the class teams of other towns, and the girls had a very successful season. The largest Varsity squad in years, chosen from class team material. reported for practice after the Christmas vacation. They practiced faithfully three days a week under the supervision of Miss Mor- rill, Marjorie MeGlone, captain, and Patri- cia Gavin, manager. Miss Morrill was assisted hy Miss Dorothy Banks, a senior at Posse Nissen School of Physical Edu- cation. Natick heat the Alumnae and Dean Academy, and lost to Norwood and XX'ellesley. At an assembly May 6, sweaters were awarrlerl to Bl. lXlcGlone, P. Gavin, H. Conroy, J. Lucey, R. Angelo, R. Trump letters to V. Bryan, M. Bond, E. Nichols, I. Neale. SEA SON RECORD Feb. IO-Norwood 16 Natick- ll Feb. 18-Dean Academy 15 Natick 22 Mar. 3-Norwood IS Natick 12 Mar. 13-Alumnae 16 Natick 25 Mar. 20-Vtfellesley 27 Natick 15 Opponents 92 Natick 35 LINEUPS First Team Second Tvuuz Helen Corkery r.f. Virginia Bryan Esther Shea l.f. Anna Trudel Regina Trum c. Dorothy Hedderig Marjorie McGlone s.c. Jane Lucey Rose Angelo r.g. Margaret Nugent Helen Conroy lg. Edith Hall THE SASSAMON PAGE FORTY-SEVEN l i HOCKEY Hack row-Manager XY. Maloney, R. Riddell, R. Casey, P. Daley, P. Sellew, XV. XVarrer Front row-Captain G. Long, P. Zicko, J. Keating, G. Hall, D. Lucey. 1 HOCKEY SEASON RECORD 1 Natick l Framingham 2 The red-and-blue sextet had a fair Natick 1 Altar Boys ty record this past season as they triumphed Natick ty Qciiiccitct if three times in nine games. Four of the Natick 3 Ncctiiitiitt t six losses were by one goal. Natick 3 Ncttitcit 3 The 1929-30tsextct had one of the best Natick ll Norwood l records in Massachusetts but all but two of Natick 3 bt. Marys XX'altham 2 that team had graduated leaving many Natick tl Framingham 3 holes to till. This year it is different since Natick? l Newton 2 there will be only three graduates who -F A- have been on the sextet. 10 17 The big game of the year, played in the Boston :Xrena with Framingham resulted in a 5-ll loss though the team played excellent hockey. Captain George Long was picked by the Boston sportswriters as the best player on the ice. Captain George Long and Captain-elect Peter Zicko played excellent hockey all season and their added experience steadied down the playing of the other members. "i XYon by forfeit l.INlQCl'b First TUIIII Philip Sellexv Peter Zieko George Hall Capt. George Long Richard Casey joseph Keating TWV. c. l.w. l.d. r.d. g. .Sirmlzd Twain Richard Robbins Henry IXIcRobert john Conroy Preston Daly Daniel Lucey XVilliam XYarren l'.-XGI-I FORTY-EIGHT THE SASSAMON BASEBALL Hack row-J. Penell. XY. Maloney. H. Green, F. Kelly, H. McRohert. Third row-R. Hale, F. King, J. Keating, F. Matttield, J. Doherty, Casey, E. Foley, M. Quatrale. Second ron'-Coach Donahue, .-X, Letter, R. Ryan, R. Gilleran, R. Rohhins, G. Long, R. Burke, R. Trum. Front row-A, Connolly, bl. I-llaclick, N. Christie, Captain VV. L. Grassey, Manager F. Mahoney. BASEBALL The holders of the Central Mass. Championship title started the season as if they were going In sxxamp everyone on the fchedule. In the Marlboro game, however. "Ang" Letter. star catcher for three seasons, hroke his arm. ln the Needham game, King, l,el'ter's snh, hroke his linger causing a fur, ther decrepancy in the catching and neces- sitating the use of outfielder Burke hehind the plate, Then after stopping Dedham, and hopes were again running high for a won- derful Skilfflll, Captain "Bill" Morrisey had the misfortune to seriously injnre his ankle. 'l'he team had a very good season which. withrnn any injuries, might have heen an nndeteatcd unc. ' Sl-LXSOX IQICUKJIQIJ Natick 5 .Xshland -l Natick l5 Concord -l Natick I7 Klarlhorn U Natick 5 Natick 4 Natick 9 Natick S Morrisey, E. M ann, Nrmt'wCOcl 3 Milford 15 Needham 8 XYelle:sley 3 Natick 8 Dedham 5 Natick 3 Dedham 5 Natick l Ashland 8 Natick 8 Framingham 0 83 lil L4 games to he played! LINEUPS Firxl 74171111 .Slecmzd TUIIIII .-Xngelo Lefter c. Henry McRohei't .lfjllll llladick p. Richard Rohhins George Long lh. joseph Keating Iidward Mann Zh. Robert Gilleran Capt. VVm. Morrisev jh. Frank King lfdward Casey ss. Roltert Ryan Nicholas Christie lf, Eugene Foley Luciano Grassey Rohcrt linrke cf. Frederic ftlatttield rf. THE SASSAMON PAGE FORTY-NINE TRACK There was no organized track team at the school this year because of the apparent lack of interest among the students. A field day on May Z8 was held at Coolidge Field and inter-class events were held. The high school was but a part of the extensive program and both boys and girls of the school competed against each other in many events. These included many short races as well as a half-mile and mile run. The shot-put, broad jump, high jump, etc.. were also events for the students. Great interest was manifested in this Health Day which has grown to he an annual feature of the school year. GOLF The golf team was organized in the fall and Joseph Estella was elected captain. The important match of the fall season was Natick's sweeping victory over Framing- ham. The team lost its hrst match to Dedham at Dedham in the latter part of April. This was a hard-fought match. Several other games were played with schools in surrounding towns and the boys broke even in several matches. The golf team includes Captain Estella, Arthur VVhitehouse, Williain MacMahan, and George Hall. The home games were played at the VVildwood Golf Club course in West Natick. PAGE FIFTY THE SASSAMON Natirk High Sfrhnnl Eetternwn FOOTBALL George Long. Cafvtazin john Hladick. Cujvtuiiz- lidward Casey Nicholas Christie Angelo Leiter Peter Ligori Francis Gaghan xyilllillll Morrisey Phillip XYoods Herbert Evans James Chaisson XYi1liam Grady Joseph Estella Luciano Grassey Daniel Lucey Norman Sims Russell Hardigan George Fay Daniel Davis Tony Palladino Michael Quatrale George Roberts NIUE! Harry Green Arthur Hughes Paul Bellofatto Richard Casey Robert Gilleran james Delaney, Bernard Glynn, , Illanager Assistant Manager Assistant Manager BAND Robert Branagan Joseph Everett George Hume Donald Anderson George Fairbanks James O'Brien Holt Monaghan Richard Balzarini GO LF joseph Estella. Captain Arthur Viihitehouse George Hall VVilliam McMahon George Hanna BASEBALL NYilliam Morrisey, Captazn Angelo Lefter Richards Robbins Nicholas Christie John I-lladick George Long Edward Mann Edward Casey Franklin King Eugene Foley Luciano Grassey Robert Burke Robert Ryan Frederick Mattheld Robert Hale Richard Trum Robert Gilleran Joseph Keating John Doherty Michael Quatrale VValter Maloney Joseph Penell Francis Mahoney, Managm Harry Green, A.vs1.vta11t lllanagcr BASKETBALL Nicholas Christie, Captazn Edward Mann, Captazn elect Angelo Leiter VVilliam Morrisey George Fay John Hladick john Flumere Russell Hardigan Edward Casey Paul Bellofatto Tony Palladino Arthur Hughes Robert Gilleran Edward Snow Howard Burbidge joseph Estella Joseph Penell Nicholas Peter james Delaney, Assntant Managcf THE SASSAMON PAGIC FIFTY-ONE HOCKEY George Long, Captain Peter Zicko, Cufifain-vlvct George Hall Henry McRoberts Richards Robbins Preston Daly Joseph Keating john Conroy VViI1iam VVarren Richard Casey Daniel Lucey VValter Maloney, fllaizngvr 1258 P Fl THE oEnnoR PLAX G4 THE OPERETTA UCAPT. 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STUDENT COUNCIL The fourth year of the Student Council of Natick High School opened Septetnher 14, with the election of two representatives of the student hody from each home room. .Xt the first meeting of the Council the following officers were elected. I'rv.ridt'11lijoseph Foley I'ici'-1'1'c.e1'4iu11t-Russell Hardigan ,TCt'l'i'l'iI1'-X'-RlIlI'gZ1I'L'f Steinman T1'i'i1.riirrrfPatricia Gavin The tirst duty of the Council was to draw up the hallot for the election of the .S'i1,m1111i111 lioard. They then supervised the actual election. Among the many questions of importance that have heen hrought up and discussed in the Council was the regulations concern- ing the hoy's and girl's locker rooms. The Council also worked with the othce in drafting such regulations that would make a good school spirit. This year for the first time delegates were sent from the Senior High School Council to the Eastern Massachusetts Stu- dent Council Convention in Everett. Many practical ideas were received there. The Student Council for the years of N30 and 1031 has done much for bettering the co-operation hetwcen the faculty and the students. THE SASSAMON PAGE FIFTY-FIVE SENIOR PLAY Standing-L. Grassey, E. Phoenix, P, Ligori, R. Burke, F. Gaghan, L. Fair, Miss Wilson, Caarlz, M. Manson, J. Chaisson, C. Thomas, C. Duff, E. Snow. Seated-H. Mitchell, E. Barr, P. Gavin. SENIOR PLAY "CAPTAIN APPLEIACKU Miss Irene Wilsoii and the Senior Play Committee selected "Captain Applejacku as the play for the class of '31, and they showed excellent judgment in doing so. l'Captain Applejackn is without doubt one of the most difficult plays ever attempted by a Natick High group, but, notwith- standing this .fact, it was extremely well done. "Captain Applejackn is a comedy in three acts. It is a professional play, having enjoyed a long run on Broadway. More recently it was made into a movie. ,lim Chaisson, as "Ambrose Applejohn", and Maida Manson, as his ward, portrayed a couple who searched in the distance for what was right before them. Fran Gaghan and Lillian Fair ably portrayed two clever criminals, as did "Mr. and Mrs. Pengard", played by Herbert Mitchell and Eva Barr. Robert Burke as "Lush", the butler, was a perfect servant. Other parts were those of "Dennet", played' by Charles Duff, "johnny Jason", played by Eddie Snow, and "Aunt Agatha' by Patricia Gavin. The play was both interesting and excit- ing, and it was an all-round success. l'.XGlf FIFTY-SIX TH E SASS.-NMOS X l t M- W fr X W- I ORCHESTRA Back row-M. Clough, G. Fairbanks, Miss Eldridge, G. Hanna. Second row-R. Balzarini, R. Riddell, F. Killeen, M. Steinman, T. Marciano, D. Phipps, A. Foote, J. Bronkie, F. Keany. Front row-H. Ellis, XV. Gavin, M. VVare, H. Mitchell, J. Deschamps, P. Sellew. ORCHESTRA The nineteen members of the orchestra have had a very busy year playing at many entertainments and receptions. Their fame seems to be spreading rapidly and as a result longer practice periods have been necessary to prepare their various pro- grams. The pupils have often generously given extra half hours to the good of the cause. The addition of viola and cello this year has rendered possible much more interest- ing music than heretofore. NVe look for- ward with great expectation to more clar- inets and saxophones coming to us from the junior High in the fall. This will help till the vacancies left by many excel- lent players who are graduating and whom we shall always miss. BAND The band has thrived this year and already there are enough members in the Senior High to hold separate rehearsals. In another year it may be possible to have large enough groups in both Junior and Senior High Schools to play independantly when desired. On May 20 the band gave a fine concert to raise money for instruments and uni- forms. They were fortunate enough in securing Walter M. Smith as trumpet soloist and various of their own member also performed. At several other times during the year the band has played under the direction of Mr. Joseph F. Burke. Faithfulnessin attendance at rehearsals and concerts has been rewarded with a letter. Senior High band lettermen this year are as follows: Robert Branagan, joseph Everett, Donald Anderson, George Hume, George Fairbanks, James O'Brien. Holt Monaghan, and Richard Balzarini. l TH E SASSAMON PAGE Fl FTY-SIQVIQN STRING QIj.XR'l'li'l' R. Balzarini, H. lfllis, Miss lilclriclgc, A. Deusmore, T. Marciano, STRING QUARTET For the tirst timc, in recent years at least, the High Sehoul is the possessor of a string quartet-a line quartet, too, which has playecl at an open teaChcr's meeting, at the junior High, at the XYOlllEl11'S Club aiicl at Gracluatioii. This comhiiiatiou of iustruimiits was mach- possilwlc through the kimliiess of Miss Nutt iii loaiiiiig a viola from the time collection made hy her father. The frgaiiizatioii is composed of musiciaiis and has, we hope, cstahlishccl a prececleut for coming classes not only iii keeping such ll quartet alive, hut also in playing with as much umlcrstancliiig and L-iijoymciit. PAGE F1 FTY-EIGHT THE SASSAM ON GLEE CLUB Back row-XY. Amato, D. Erickson, XV. Bedford, M. Nugent, A. Chiumento. Third row-H. Hicks, A. Lane, G. Lacrosse, B. Dillon, D. Leland, R. Gibbons, M. Holmes 1. NX'illiams, F. Halpin, R. Trum, M. Armstrong, A. VVhitehouse, I. Cartier, A. Vl'enzel Second row-A. Densmore, C. Thomas, M. XYare, D. Anderson, B. Lucey, R. Riddell M. Barley. T. Bruneau, K. Lynch, R. Balzarini, M. Bond, D. Baker, H. Barnicle J. Deschamps, Miss Eldridge. v 9 v Front row-L. McGrath. E. Barr, N. Bruneau, R. Angelo, R. Trum, F. Mahoney, P. Bouret, P. Ligori, J. Lucey, L. Grassey, M. McGlone, H. Mitchell, H. Stevens. GLEE CLUB The Glee Club this year was formed through the selection of forty-eight mem- bers from over a hundred candidates. After several meetings an election of officers was held, as a result of which Francis Mahoney became president, Peter Ligori, vice-presi- dent, and Pauline Bouret, secretary and treasurer. One of our first public appearances was at the junior High where a selected group sang at a Thursday morning assembly. This same group sang also at one of our own assemblies. In April the Club gave a musical comedy, "The Pirate's Daughter" which was very well received and netted a very satisfactory sum. Peter Ligori was a member of the First Festival Chorus of New England, held this year in Providence. VVe are proud to think we contributed to this project and hope another year to have more delegates. Meetings ceased early in May to allow time to the Seniors for preparation of graduation music. "THE PIRATE'S DAUGHTER" On April 9 the Glee Club presented "The Pirate's Daughter", by Keith Crosby Brown. Perhaps because of the attractive musical setting-or the scenery so effective- ly constructed under the efficient leadership of Malcolm Hicks-or the colorful costumes -or perhaps because of all these together the operetta proved a popular success. The acting of the entire cast was espec- ially fine. Luciano Grassey as the Burgo- master and Peter Ligori as a Thoroughbred Pirate Chief will remain in our memories for many a day as a convincing and amus- ing pair, and who could forget Eva Barr and Thomas Bruneau in the "Love Waltz ?" -or Harriet Stevens as the flirtatious Jac-- queline-not to mention her fond admirer whose great distress was "this so terrible Holland Climate"? Then there were those three pirate spies and the three Little Maids who were presented to them as a wedding present-and that Dutchy pair, Hans and Katrinka, who danced in real wooden shoes -and Mohmet Singh-and Mrs. Schuyler and Mrs. Van der Mur! THE SASSAIXION PAGE FIFTY-NINE -,. ig , V . :. - Y.. L, , vfq-5.1: s ,I Q , X , .., . 'f , 1-'P fi . 'i ' . V- ' ' ' , is 1' Bl.,-XCK CAT SEREX.-XDERS Back row-R, Balzarini, F. Killeen, F. Keany, F. Mahoney. Front row-H. Mitchell, D. -Tones, P. Sellew. BLACK CAT SERENADERS The Black Cat Serenaders, formerly the Syncopating Seven, made a big hit in school and also with the townspeople. This year, besides furnishing music for the Sunset Dances, B. B. Dances, and the three evening dances, they were featured several times at the Colonial Theatre and at plays given by organizations in town. :Xt the beginning of the year they purchased all the latest song hits and have been strictly up to date all year. The members of the orchestra are: Saxophones, "Don" -lones, "Ang" Lefterg Piano, "Gee" Mahoneyg Trumpets, "Fran" Keany, "Phil" Sellewg Violins, "Fran" Killeen, Richard Balzarinig Baritone Horn, "Herb" Mitchellg Drums, "Sam" Guarino. P.-XGE SIXTY THE S.-XSS,-RMON Miss Shannon, Couch, J. Keating, D. Burke, D, Sunderland, J. Foley. DEBATING CLUB .-Xt the outset. Natick started at a seeming disadvantage in the annual war of words. for all the other members of the Interscho- lastic Debating League, namely, Framing- ham, Norwood and Marlboro, boast of coni- paratively larger high schools. However, in spite of this "petitness", keen conipetion and friendly rivalry at the try-outs resulted in the choice of a very formidable yet unex- perienced team consisting of Dorothy Burke, joseph Foley, john Keating and Dorothea Sunderland, alternate. Although these speakers were new and untried, neverthe- less, undannted, these future parliamenta- rians, armed with a convincing and forceful line of argument, met and defeated a more experienced Marlboro High team in the semi-final skirmish, yet not with a bitter discussion pro and con. just one week later the Natick trio made another profitable journey westward, this time to defeat its rival, Framingham High. THE SASSAMON PAGE SIXTY-ONE :sf-own' wwf' -' A -- COMMERCIAI, CLUB Back row-XY. Spooner, M. King, F. Feathers. li. Yiles, Miss Guthrie, Miss Church, E. Peterson, E. Hughes, M. Clough, M. Scott, M. Simmons, M. Lever. Front rowfll. Nelson, M, Steinman, A. Mordis, A. Nelson, O. MacGowan, Ii. Naphen, W. Coleman. COMMERCIAL CLUB The Commercial Club was organized by the Senior Shorthand Class in September with Miss Church and Miss Guthrie as faculty advisors. To be eligible, each student desiring to become a member had to meet the follow- ing requirements: 1. One year of typewriting with an average of seventy-tive per cent. Z. Une year of shorthand with an aver- age of seventy-live per cent. 5. An average of seventy-live per cent in all other commercial subjects. 4. An average of seventy-five per cent in English. The ofticers elected for the year were: 1,I'L',91dl'11f--Ol1X'C McGowan I'1'cc-PresidelzI-Margaret Steinman ,S'vc1't'frilly-Alice Mordis T1'euszz1't'1'-Rose Pentes After a great deal of thought, the "Five C's" tConrage, Courtesy, Conciseness, Character, Clarity! was chosen as a fitting name for the club. A "Meeting Commit-- tee", which was elected every month, pro- vided interesting programs. The aims of the club are: 1. To aid in the interest of commer- cial work. Z. To develop speed and accuracy. There were spelling matches, dictation, and contests in typewriting and shorthand. On November 24, 1930 the club spon- sored a Sunset Dance, the receipts of which were used to cover the expenses of the entrants in the State Contest. A "Gregg Certificate Test" was given every month. This test, given in the form of a shorthand contest, was dictated at the rate of 60, 80, 100 and 120 words a minute. Those who met the requirements received a certiiicate from the Gregg Company. Much has been gained this year, and the Seniors hope that the Juniors will carry on the work and strive to make the club even better than it was this year. Mary Bond Joseph Rotchford l'.XGli SlX'l'Y-TNYO TH E SASSAMON SASSAMON BOARD Back row-M. Bfnd, D. Erickson, D. XYignot, M. McGlone, XY. johnson, Miss Murphy, Miss Shannon, F, Killeen, Y. Hall, M. Nugent, H. Conroy, D. Burke. E. Down- ing. E. Holmes, E. Mann. Second row-,l. Rotchford, P. Sellew, R. Angelo, D. Davis, C. Cuneen, XV, Gavin, H. Reach, C. Thomas, J. Deschamps, J. Keating. Front row-E. Snow, H. Mitchell, J. Foley. D. Jones, P. Gavin, B. Gordon, I. Cartier, M. Loring, R. Gilleran. SASSAMON BOARD The .S'11.v.v11n1011 Board was elected by the students on September 2-lth. A few posi- tions were added to the Board which gave a greater number of students the opportun- ity to work for the SQLIXXLIIIIUII. At the first meeting plans were discussed for the year and it was decided to have a Sophomore issue in May, as well as the usual junior issue in April. A prize story and poem contest was also inaugurated. This year the students were given an opportunity to do their writing during English classes. This plan was very successfully carried out and o11e English period every month was set aside. Each month a prize story anfl poem was printed and the final prizes were awarded to the winners at assembly on May 29. The .S'11.v.v1111m11 Board was as follows: Editors-i11-rl11'1'f Donald jones Patricia Gavin .Al.v.w1'i11lc Edil111'.t Irene Cartier Brenton Gordon LI'fc'l'tIl'j' Editor Jeanette Deschamps 1-1.v,r11c1'nt1' Lfft'I'tll'3' Editor Dorothy Burke l5ill.Yl'llF,Y5 Zlfnzzzlgcl' Joseph Foley f1.vs1',vt1111t Bzzsinzvss .l1'111111yv1' VValter Gavin E.1'rl11111g1' Editor Helen Conroy Art Editor Francis Killeen .+1ssist1111I .-Irt Editor Margaret Loring 4"1d'Z't'7'fi.fiIIfj .Utzizagers Eleanor Downing Joseph Keating Herbert Mitchell Margaret Nugent fake Editor.: Edward Mann Nczvs Editors Rose Angelo Edward Snow Helen Reoch 51ll75L'l'1'f?fl'0JI Editnzzv Dorothy VVignot Carl Thomas Doris Erickson .-ltlzlvtic Editors ljtlfllffj' :1d'z'i.n'1'.v Miss Shannon Peter Maffei Katherine Cuneen Bernard Glynn Virginia Hall Ralph Lovejoy Eugene Foley Elizabeth Holmes William Johnson Marjorie McGlone Robert Gilleran Mr. Sears Miss Murphy THE SASSAMON PAGE SIXTY-THREE S. O. S. CLUB This year the girls changed the name of their club from Lend-A-Hand to S. O. S. Club. They gave a very successful Foot- ball Dance which showed their great origi- nality in decorations, refreshments and entertainment. They completed some sew- ing for the Visiting Nurse, dressed dolls. and made scrapbooks. Miss Cronan was the faculty advisor and Mary Bond the president, which accounted for their accom- plishment of so much work. LE CERCLE FRANCAIS During this year the extra-curriculum activities of the French Department of the Natick High School have taken the form of dramatics. Two one act plays have been presented at two different assemblies. The first play, a dramatization of a por- tion of "Sans Fan1ille", was given in ,Ian- uary before all the French classes. At this performance the audience numbered about 125. The second play was given before the whole school on the morning of May 20th. The program consisted of music, an old French ballad sung by a chorus of about fifteen voices, and a one act play entitled "La Plaisanterie". The plot of the play had previously been explained to the audi- ence for the benefit of those who did not know French. Both plays were coached by Miss Dyer, the faculty adviser. FOOTBALL DANCE A dance was given to the football team Friday evening, December 5, in the High School auditorium. The dance was spon- sored by the S. O. S. Club under the direc- tion of Miss Cronan, the club adviser. Just before intermission the announce- ment was made that John Hladick had been chosen captain of the football team for 1932. Music was furnished by the Black Cat Serenaders. Refreshments were served in the gymnasium. The patrons and patronesses were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gavin, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bond, and Mr. and Mrs. Clement Garvin. The members of the faculty who were present were: Miss Cronan, Miss Murphy, Miss Cellarius, Miss Belliveau, Miss 'Wil- son, Miss Church, Mr. Fitzgerald, Mr. Sears, Mr. Donahue, and Mr. Kilroy. SENIOR RECEPTION The Senior Reception was held at Natick Armory on Friday evening, June 12. There was a receiving line from eight to nine. This was followed by dancing for the remainder of the evening. The committee in charge was as follows: Frederick Mattfield, Cilllllfllltlll Olive MacGowan Pauline Bouret Francis Gaghan Nicholas Christie Miss Nutt and Miss Belliveau were the faculty advisers. Miss Coulter was Chair- man. JUNIOR PROM The annual Junior Prom was held in Concert Hall on May S. The hall was beautifully decorated with balloons, lanterns and wisteria. A reception was held from eight to nine. The music was furnished by Billy Kooimanfs Flying Dutchmen. The patrons and patonesses were: Mr. Ritter, Mr. and Mrs. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Joshua Loring, Mrs. Roy Fiske. 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