Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)
- Class of 1931
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LITERATURE PAGE THIRTY-SEVEN
SPORTS PAGE FORTY-THREE
ACTIVITIES PAGE FIFTY-THREE
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XDCIE, the senior class of 1931, affectionately
dedicate this year book to Miss Vera Mann,
for thirteen years a teacher at our alma mater.
Miss Mann is a native of Natick, having
graduated from our high school in 1909, and from
Wellesley College in 1913.
Did you find Latin a hard subject to master? 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.
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CLASS OF '31
GRDER OF EXERCISES
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
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
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
High School Orchestra
Russell Reid Hardigan '32, Marshal
GR.-XDU1-XT ION PROGRAM
High School Orchestra
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
Grace Margaret Hanagan
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Robert joseph Gilleran
"Hear Mel Ye XYinds and XYaves" 1lai111'.'I
liass Solo-Peter Ligori
Ifunice Belle Leavitt
Presentation of Diplomas George F. Ritter
Chairman of School Committee
.Xlma Mater Lizcilt' Xiclmls, '26
Class of 1931
High School Orchestra
Russell Reid Hardigan, '32, Marshal
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
Our graduation has been the bright and
cherished dream and goal toward which
lioth they and we have constantly been
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
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!
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-
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
Then came our junior year. We elected
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
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.
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.
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.
O Natick High
XXI' now must leave you too
l.ike many others do
O Natick High
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I, joseph Estella, bequeath to Waltei'
Maloney my book "How to be a Ladies'
I, Peter Ligori, do hereby leave my deep
bass voice to Arthur Wenzell.
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.
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
"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
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.
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-
So that is the new bank building that
"Fran" Gaghan, the Contractor is putting
up? They tell me that he has been a FAIR
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-
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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
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
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
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
He returned to M. I. T, as a professor
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Svtuhrnt Enuvrning Obtlirrrz
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
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'
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"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.
"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.
"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.
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"Glad" is the little girl, generally covered
with Hour or hlue paint. You see. she is very
interested in Household Management.
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"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.
"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
Band: Glee Cluh,
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,
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 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
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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 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 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
"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."
"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 seems to he very quiet, but she can
he very amusing. She has many friends who are
very fond of her.
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
Baseball 3, 4: ,lunior Prom Committee 31
Senior Play 4.
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
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.
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
Football 3, 43 Baseball 3, 4.
"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.
"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
Football Z, 3, 4.
lf SlYl'l' l-'Y
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,
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.
"VX'innie" excels in typing
.'Xnd taking down in writing
The argtunents of dehaters
.Xml evidence of traitors.
Commercial Cluh 43 Tennis,
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
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
Hockey 3, 4.
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
,Snminmiz Board 2, 3.
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
,S'u.v,m1l1o1z Hoarcl, Orchestra, O1'erettz1, ancl
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l XLI LKHTLEN THE SASSAMON
lil.li.-XN 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,
"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.
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.
"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
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
"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
Basketball 43 Baseball 4.
"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: Glee Club, Debatingg
Orchestra Z, 3.
"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
"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 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
Glee Club 3, Glee Club Concert 3.
"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
Mgr. Football 2, 3. -lg Basketball 2. 5, 4.
Q I x
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,
"lim" is one of our quiet, unassuming seniors.
lleslnte this fact "lim" is popular and well liked
hy lns classmates.
"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-
Baseball 2, 3, 43 Basketball Z, 33 Football 2.
3, 43 Operetta Z, -1.
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.
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.
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
THE S.-XSS.-RMON PAGE TW
"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
Glee Club 2, 3, 4. Operetta 3, 4.
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
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.
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.
"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
"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
.Stmurlzzmz I--card 4, Orchestra 2, 3, 4,
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
Ccinmercial Cluh 3.
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.
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.
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,
"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.
"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
Football 2. 3, 43 Hockey Z, 3, 43 Baseball 2.
"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.
"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.
"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
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.
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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.
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?
"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
Football 3, 43 Baseball 3, 4.
"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.
"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
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
Baseball 3, 4.
"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 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.
"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
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.
"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.
PNLL lu ENTX s X THE SASSAMQN
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 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
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.
"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
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
Commercial Club 3.
THE SASSAMON PAGE TWENTX SEN EN
"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.
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
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
"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
Football 2, 3, 4.
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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,
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
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
Golf 3, 43 Fcotl-all 4.
"XYilla" is a Commercialite and quite a suc-
cess. She is planning to enter business and would
be an addition to any ofhce.
"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
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.
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.
PAGE TWliN'l'X 'N X
"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
S, O. S. Club 2, 3, 4: Junior Executive Com.:
Usher at junior Prom: Chairman Decorating
Committee Fooball Dance 4: Candy Committet
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 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.
Is one of our quiet, industrious fellow class-
mates. He is seldom heard from in school, but
finds plenty to do outside.
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
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' "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
"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
llasketl-all 2, 3. -lg Tennis 3. -lg Golf 4.
lileanor is that sweet. little maid with the
curly hair. She in generally smiling and always
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.
"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.
"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.
"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!
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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
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
I met Peter Maffei this morning and ite
told me all about his Fox Farm in East
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
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
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?
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,
Members of the School Board, Facultv,
It is my privilege and pleasure in behalf
of the class of 1931 to extend to you a most
cordial welcome to these commencement
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
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
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
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
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
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
And now, we. the Class of Nineteen
Thirty-One bid farewell, leaving our very
best wishes to you all.
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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-
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
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
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-
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.
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
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.
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 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-
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
The value of modern communication is s-
great that it cannot be expressed in words-
it is stupendous in its benefit to mankind.
"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
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
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
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
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
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.
STUDENT HONOR ROLL
FACULTY HONOR ROLL
During our school career, we, the Natick
High School Senior Class of '31, have
the help and friendship of:
Mr. Roy XY. Hill
Mr. Edward N. Viihite
Miss Elva C. Coulter
Mr. Harold C. Sears
Mr. Clayton E. Gardner
Mabel I. Dyer
M. Malvina Brown
Margaret A. Guthrie
E. Grace Church
Edith M. Nutt
Elizabeth G. Murphy
Florence E. Belliveau
Kathleen YY. Young
Emily L. Shannon
Margaret E. Cellarius
Mr. Peirce J. Fitzgerald
Miss Marion L. Cronan
Miss Ethel XY. Ratsey
Miss Miriam Eldridge
Albertine M. Morrill
Mr. John F. Donahue
Mr. Francis XY. Cronan
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Adams
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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
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
Natick 0 Framingham 0
Capt. George Long
re. Michael Quatrale
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
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.
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
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
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
P. Gavin, M. RlcGlone, R. Angelo, H. Corkery, H. Conroy, Shea. J. Lucey, R. Trum,
Miss Morrill, Couch.
This year the majority of the games
were played with the class teams of other
towns, and the girls had a very successful
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-
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,
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
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
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.
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
Capt. George Long
l'.-XGI-I FORTY-EIGHT THE SASSAMON
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,
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.
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
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Natick 5 .Xshland -l
Natick l5 Concord -l
Natick I7 Klarlhorn U
Morrisey, E. M ann,
Natick 8 Dedham 5
Natick 3 Dedham 5
Natick l Ashland 8
Natick 8 Framingham 0
L4 games to he played!
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.-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
cf. Frederic ftlatttield
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.
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-
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
George Long. Cafvtazin
john Hladick. Cujvtuiiz-
joseph Estella. Captain
NYilliam Morrisey, Captazn
Francis Mahoney, Managm
Harry Green, A.vs1.vta11t lllanagcr
Nicholas Christie, Captazn
Edward Mann, Captazn elect
james Delaney, Assntant Managcf
THE SASSAMON PAGIC FIFTY-ONE
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Peter Zicko, Cufifain-vlvct
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Joseph Foley, l'1'vxi4Ir11l
Dorothy Burke. .S4L'L'I'4'f1II'j'
BLACK CAT SERENADERS
Francis Mahoney, l'1'midr11t
Peter Ligori, Vim' l'n'.vidc11t
S. O. S. CLUB
LE CERCLE FRANCAIS
Pauline Bouret, ,Sl'r1'vr11ry "TI-IE PIRATE'S DAUGHTER
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Back row-li. Hohnes, F. Gaghan, V. Nickerson, Mr. Gardner, P. Sellew, D. Burke,
S. XYhite, M. Loring,
Second row-XY. johnson, E, Shea, H. Green, H. Reoch, F. Schaller, I. Cartier, E. Snow.
Front row-M. Steinman. R. Hardigan, P. Gavin, J. Foley, J. Deschanips, R. Casey.
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.
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
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.
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
"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.
TH E SASS.-NMOS
t M- W fr X W- I
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
TH E SASSAMON PAGE Fl FTY-SIQVIQN
R. Balzarini, H. lfllis, Miss lilclriclgc, A. Deusmore, T. Marciano,
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
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.
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.
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
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
In April the Club gave a musical comedy,
"The Pirate's Daughter" which was very
well received and netted a very satisfactory
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
"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!
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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.
Miss Shannon, Couch, J. Keating, D. Burke, D, Sunderland, J. Foley.
.-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.
:sf-own' wwf' -' A --
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,
The Commercial Club was organized by
the Senior Shorthand Class in September
with Miss Church and Miss Guthrie as
To be eligible, each student desiring to
become a member had to meet the follow-
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
The ofticers elected for the year were:
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-
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
TH E SASSAMON
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.
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
The .S'11.v.v1111m11 Board was as follows:
Editors-i11-rl11'1'f Donald jones
.Al.v.w1'i11lc Edil111'.t Irene Cartier
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
Eleanor Downing Joseph Keating
Herbert Mitchell Margaret Nugent
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
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
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
Both plays were coached by Miss Dyer,
the faculty adviser.
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.
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-
The annual Junior Prom was held in
Concert Hall on May S. The hall was
beautifully decorated with balloons, lanterns
A reception was held from eight to nine.
The music was furnished by Billy Kooimanfs
The patrons and patonesses were: Mr.
Ritter, Mr. and Mrs. Hall. Mr. and Mrs.
Hill, Mrs. Joshua Loring, Mrs. Roy Fiske.
Mrs. Frederick Bronkie, Miss XVilson, and
Miss Shannon. Miss Cellarius and Miss
Church were the class advisers.
Much interest was displayed in the Sun-
set Dances this year.
The proceeds were used for many school
activities including Athletic Association.
Sassaliiofz, and Orchestra. The "Black Cat
Serenaders" under the direction of "Don"
jones furnished excellent dance music.
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