Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)
- Class of 1932
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THE SASSAMQN H9732
419111: Ulitnentieth Zgirtbhap
THE first Sassamon made its appearance in April of
1912, under the direction of Miss Lorraine Eaton,
now Mrs. Paul Alexander, of Toledo, Ohio. Miss
Marie Nelson, now Mrs.. H. Corcoran Fisher, of
Washington, D. C., was the editor, assisted by Robert
Jordan and Raymond Cooper. The other members of
the Board were:
Class Editors: Chester Heinlein, 1912: Alice
Burns fMrs. John Stritch of Warej, 1913: E. Payson
Travis, 1914: James R. Bell, 1915.
Athletic Editor: James W. Doon, 1913.
Art Editor: Dorothy Trippe CMrs. Ray McKechnie
of Dayton, Ohiol, 1913.
Business Manager: Walter Dempsey, 1913.
Associate: Dyke Quackenbush, 1914.
The paper was enthusiastically received by the
student body, for it had been several years since a
school paper had been published. The earlier paper
had been called "The Laurel". The new paper
received its name from John Sassamon, one of John
Eliot's praying Indians. This name was submitted by
Miss Katherine Nelson and was chosen by the student
body in a contest.
From 1912 to 1928 the paper was published four
times each year. Then it was voted to publish a news-
paper eight times a year and a senior magazine, or
Year Book, in June.
It is our hope that The Sassamon may enjoy many
more years of successful prosperity and ever succeed
in its purpose to keep the student body and their
friends in close touch with all school activities.
TH E SASSAMCDINI H9732
Photo by Bachra
MISS MABEL I. DYER
TIM! E SASQSAMCDN H9732
WE, the Senior Class of 1932, lovingly dedicate
this Year Book to Miss Mabel I. Dyer and Miss
Malvina M. Brown.
Miss Dyer has been a teacher of French in our
High School for the past thirty-five years, and for the
past seven years Head of the Modern Language
Department. While we regret she has chosen to leave
our alma mater, we wish her every happiness in the
years to come. Those who come after us will miss her
kindly smile and ready wit. Always kind, cheerful,
and helpful, she has endeared herself to all who have
known her. In her we have found a true friend, an
understanding adviser, an ever-willing and ready
helper in all we have wished or hoped to achieve.
Miss Brown, a teacher of English in Natick High
School, from 1918 to 1931, is well known to many
High School and Grammar School graduates, for she
was principal of the Mary Gilson School, from 1913
to 1916, and a teacher of Grade Nine, at the Wilson
School, from 1916 to 1918.
We regret Miss Brown was unable to be with us
our final year, but we know her guiding spirit has
influenced all of us.
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CLASS OF '32
ORDER OF EXERCISES
June tenth, eight o'clock
Farewell Party High School Gym
June thirteenth, eight o'clock
Class Day High School Hall
June fourteenth, three o'clock
Graduation High School Hall
June fifteenth, eight o'clock
CLASS DAY PROGRAM
Address of Welcome
Russell Reid Hardigan
Selection, "Viking Sona"
Class of 1932
Thomas Francis Bruneau
George Francis Hall
Class Song Sebastian Angelo
Class of 1932
Perl Leroy Kinsman
'Cello Solo, "The Rosary"
Elizabeth Ann Baker
Edward Leonard Mann
Presentation of Class Gift
Russell Reid Hardigan
Acceptance of Class Gift
William Henry Johnson
Awarding of Pro Merito Pins
Presentation of Coach's Cup to Best
Clifford R. Hall
Superintendent of Schools
Awarding of Anna F. Goodnow Scholar-
Mrs. John S. M. Glidden
President of Natick Woman's Club
Selection, 'AOur Old High" Parks-Moore
Class of 1932
Baritone Solo-dThomas Francis Bruneau
William Henry Johnson. Marshal
High School Orchestra
Processional, Triumphal March from
High School Orchestra
Arthur Langford Thayer
Selection, "Nightfall In Granada" Bueno
Class of 1932
Essay, "Patent Injustice"
Soprano Solo, "Peter Pan"
Elizabeth Ann Baker
Essay, "Magazine Covers"
Irene Frances Neale
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Yiolin Solo, "Hejre Kati", Scene from
the Czarda Jeno Hubay
Presentation of Diplomas
George F. Ritter
Fhairman of School Committee
Alma Mater Lucile Nichols, 1926
Class of 1932
William Henry Johnson, 1933, Marshal
High School Orchestra
Guests, Parents and members of the
Faculty: Today, we, the Class of 1932
are pausing for a brief moment, as we
are about to pass this Very important mile-
stone where our ways diverge.
To our parents, at least, we are the
same bright-faced boys and girls they
started off to school over twelve years
ago. In the truth, these twelve years
have brought no great hardships to us.
We have developed both physically and
mentally and we are hoping to be a credit
to those who have helped us on.
It is now our turn to take up the bur-
dens which our parents have formerly
borne without our help. The world is
beset by a universal catastrophe, just
now, and a universal catastrophe is apt
to develop into an individual problem.
Younger brothers and sisters of ours may
have to forego these opportunities for edu-
cation which it has been our privilege to
enjoy, and which we have gratefully
accepted. The strength of our elders is
being sorely taxedg we must come through,
and come through nobly to their rescue.
We have an education, let us use it--
dedicate it to keep intact these homes
from which we come and which to us are
sacred. And when the time comes, and
we know that it will come ere many years,
lct us try to establish homes of our own
as fine as those which have sheltered us
so unselfishly, I think l can say that is
all the reward our parents will ask of us.
Our teachers have in these school years
devoted their lives to molding Americans
with strong characters and with fine ideals
for the future welfare of our country.
Knowing this, let us exemplify, as time
goes on, what our parents and teachers
have dreamed for us, men whose word is
as good as their bond and women whose
ideals shall help to make nobler and bet-
tcr the community in which they live.
Russell Reid Hardigan,
President, Class of 1932
Once in a while one likes to forget the
routine of the day, and pause for a few
happy moments to live in the memories of
the past, musing over souvenirs and form-
ing connecting links until a long chain is
built from them, a beautiful rosary of
memories-memories of happy High School
A list of names-all familiar to me, but
where--how,-Oh! Iremember, It came
from a classroom door the first day we,
the class of '32, started exploring our new
quarters. These lists guided us babies to
our home rooms. After the usual child-
ish commotion, we settled down to the
business of acquiring an education,
Here's a "razzberry" Mr. Fitzgerald
took away from me, I made the mistake
of using it during school hours. Mr. Fitz-
gerald and Miss Elizabeth Murphy were
both promoted with us from the Junior
High School, They were old friends of
ours then, and always will be.
Mr. Hill entered Natick High with '32
as our new principal. He had been in
such places before, therefore he wasn't as
excited as we were. When he came across
a group of flushed faces and wild eyes he
probably said to himself, "My goodness,
such little children".
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Sunny California sent us Miss Irene
Wilson to head the English Department.
When she saw our bright faces, she
thought she was back home again.
Oh! Here's a spoon from the lunch
counter in the Gym. Remember? We had
first lunch period then, and many a Junior
and Senior at the second lunch found the
tomato soup and chocolate eclairs all gone!
Speaking of eclairs, the brown frosting
reminds me of the color of a well-used
football, Hardly had We time to get start-
ed when "Russ" Hardigan and "Johnny"
Hladick won positions on the first-string
eleven. Not to be outdone by athletics,
the Debating Team won the Interscholastic
Debating Cup for the second consecutive
A class ring-our Junior year and the
usual exchange of these class rings be-
tween the he-men of the Junior class and
members of the fair sex. I heard that
most of them were given back to the own-
ers, for some reason or other,
About this time we held our election of
class officers. "Russ" Hardigan was
chosen presidentg "Johnny" Hladick, Vice-
president, "Brent" Gordon, Secretary,
and "Phil" Sellew, Treasurer.
A megaphone-souvenir of the Fram-
ingham-Natick grid battle, After running
up a fine record of six victorious to one
defeat, our Red and Blue team fought a
0-0 tie with Framingham in the Thanks-
giving Day classic.
Some crepe paper from the Football
Dance. At this most successful event, it
was announced that "Johnny" Hladick had
been elected captain of the football team
for the next year.
More crepe paper, this time Christmas
trimmings. Many hearts in Natick were
Hlled with joy on Christmas morning be-
cause of the generosity of Natick High
Students. Can you ever forget what a
pretty picture of good-will and the will-
ingness to lend a helping hand those huge
boxes filled to overflowing made when
lined up on the stage in assembly? I am
sure those grateful families of Natick will
Well, I never thought I'd run across a
newspaper in this collection. Why, it's
The Sassamon, and the Junior Issue at
that-our issue! In the left-hand corner
it says, "Glee Club presents annual oper-
etta, 'Pirate's Daughter', very successful".
As a matter of fact, it was the greatest
success the Glee Club ever figured in.
Many members of this class did their bit
to make it a success by some fine acting.
Over' on this side in flaring headlines it
says "Junior Prom promises to be a big
event". And I'll say it was. Even the
rain came, and though it tried hard to
spoil white flannels and evening gowns, it
couldn't dampen anyone's spirits. Re-
member Bowmar's of Needham, after the
In the field of athletics, the basketball
team had one of the best records in the
state, seventeen victories to two defeats.
"Ed" Mann was elected captain for the
Senior year. "Richie" Robbins was chosen
captain-elect of the baseball team.
A schedule card-reminder of our first
day as Seniors. We began with a new
rotating six period schedule. After a
short try-out it was accepted with enthusi-
The same class officers that served us
as Juniors were re-elected this year to
serve us as Seniors. In keeping up with
the mode of the times, these able officers
have selected a new-style diploma for
graduation. It will be in book form, with
the Natick High School seal stamped on
the outside. Within is found the custom-
ary diploma, design-ed to fit the book. As
an after-thought, I may add that this form
is more convenient when it is necessary to
present it to a prospective employer,
Here's a program of the finest piece of
entertainment ever produced by a Senior
Class. "New Brooms", featuring "Dick"
Casey, Elizabeth DeGrasse, and "Joe"
Hurd, packed the Junior High School for
two nights. Who said the1'e was a depres-
sion? "New Brooms" put more money
into circulation than all the building
projects put together, including the new
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llere's another program entitled "Trial
ily Jury", given by the Glee Club. "Bet-
ty" Baker and "Tom" Bruneau, both
members of this class, by the way, sang
the leading' parts, and the Glee Club reg-
istered another success in its record book.
The rosary of memories is finished.
The Class of '32 is gone from Natick High
School, but it's there we have left our
hearts, and sometime, when you turn to
musing' and glancing through your souven-
irs, follow your hearts through those hap-
py Iligrh School days, the best days of your
By George Hall
And soon We'll say Adieu.
We hope we shall be pardoned,
For what we ask of you.
If you'll go back with us once more,
Thru the memories Of those three years,
You find that we had our share,
Of the laughter,--the smiles,-and the
We didn't puff with glory,
And shrink when came thc pain,
Of course, we had our sh21l'4H
But we took it all the same.
When our stars have climbed to glory,
And the rest have done their best,
You'll find us there, fon top,
Whenever comes the test,
So when the years are many,
And we are but a few,
Vi'e hope that you'll remember us,
As the Vlass of '32,
We, the class of 1932 of Natick High
School, Possessed with unsound minds.
with disposing and pleasant, even if
peculiar memories, hereby in the presence
of parents and friends, have authorized
and have had published this document,
bequesting after all legal debts and ex-
penses have been paid, the following:
To the Juniors an electric phonograph
on the condition that they pay for the
same before a certain Senior's father
sends him after it.
To the Sophomores we leave the Study
Hall, so that they can mix it with the
To Mr Hill we bequeath sincere mem-
ories and also a pair of leather heels.
To Mr. lVhite we leave a signature
stamp as a preventative against his gettirg
writer's crainp from signing slipsg as an
added bequest the physics class leaves him
a spare sheet.
To Miss Church we leave a ball of twine
to tie about Senior Presidents, so that she
can find them when she wants them.
To Miss Wilson we bequeath forty vol-
umes of "Emily Post", to distribute
among her classes.
To Miss Nutt we leave a half-dozen
To Miss Shannon we bequeath the
Debating Cup, and another prize-winning
To Miss Belliveau we leave a life-saving'
corps for the benefit of her Goldfish.
To Miss Cellarius we leave a fence for
protection against lunch-room mobs.
Certain Seniors leave their well-prac-
ticed talents to certain undergraduates,
with the desire of seeing the good, if dis-
turbine qualities, perpetuated in all class-
Among' those concerned:
Lloyd Prescott leaves his privilege of a
five-day week-end to Dorothy Messom.
"Joe" Keating bequeaths to John
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Doherty all demerits plus interest he has
received for advertising Wrigleysgand
hopes that John will add to the principle.
Eunice Viles bequeaths her scholastic
ability to the football squad.
"Art" Thayer leaves his ability to do
German to Walter Gavin.
Richard Casey bequeaths his noon-hour
dancing partner to Robert Branagan.
"Dan" Davis leaves any more miscel-
laneous, unaccounted-for bits of clothing
that may be found about him or in "Bud's"
car to the Board of Public Welfare.
"Lud" Genevicz bequeaths a piece of
paper to the office workers, with his name
inscribed on it fifty times.
Captain Mann leaves to Captain Austin
Thompson his ability to find pushovers.
"Russ" Hardigan leaves his position as
President to "Bill" Johnson.
"Art" Hughes leaves lots of affection
te a certain little Soph.
"Bob" Gassett leaves his special 8.30
privilege to Anne Bacigalupo,
Catherine Godsoe bequeaths her mag-
netic influence to "Dot" Prime.
"Betty" Baker leaves her fiaming per-
sonality to Winifred Blanchard.
John Hladick bequeaths upon the shoul-
ders of "Bobby" Hale the Football Cap-
taincy, with the hope that "Bob" can
Brenton Gordon bequeaths his well-
thumbed volume of "When and What To
Guess In History" to Francis Barnicle.
"Lenny" Goodwin bequeaths to the lab.
different kinds of fish scales and hopes
that they will be neither too slippery nor
Signed, sealed, published and declared
on this tenth day of June, the year of our
Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-two,
the last will and testament of the Class
of Thirty-Two, in the presence of those
concerned who have hereunto subscribed
their names as attesting witnesses to said
fSignedj Perl Kinsman
The Betty fAnne Hairdressing
Shoppe, Kalamazoo, Mich.
A knock is heard at the door of the shop.
Another knock is heard.
Loud coughing finally attracts the at-
tention of a woman who has been busily
combing her flaming locks. She half
Betty: May I help you?
Eddie: Are you the proprietor of' this
Betty: Yes, I'm the proprietor. What
can I do for you?
Eddie: I came in answer to your ad for
an expert barber.
Betty fturning fully aroundi: Youv-
Why, hello there, "Shaver". This is a
surprise, Living right up to your name.
Eddie: Where'd you hear that name he-
Betty: Isn't that what you were called
in High School?
Eddie: Well, that leaves you one up on
me. Who are you?
Betty: I'm Betty Baker, Don't tell me
you didn't recognize me?
Oh, yes, of course. I knew who
you were all the time. How could I for-
get that red top?
Betty: Well, you haven't changed much.
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have you? How did you get 'way out
Eddie: Richard Robbins and I came out
in his new monoplanc to see "Howie" Bur-
bidge, the great runner, do his stuff in
the big Kalamazoo Marathon. "Richie'
went back home to South Natick, but as
Kalamazoo has always appealed to me-
that is, the name has-I decided to stay.
Then I saw your ad and came right up.
I didn't expect to see anyone I knew.
Betty: The girls usually drop in here
at lunch time. You'll see some more
Eddie: Girls-what girls?
Betty: Oh, didn't you know? Anna
Garvin is the cooking teacher in the
High School here and Clara Allen keeps
books for "Huck" Roberts. You know he's
going well as the new manager for Grant's.
"Liz" might stop here, too. She just
arrived. She has been out West, painting
a picture of Esther Shea. Esther is tak-
ing Greta Garbo's place now. They say
She even bleached her hair.
Eddie: Esther isn't the only star we
have in our ranks. James Brady is on the
New York stage just at present. And you
should see "Dick" Casey. He's certainly
climbing up in the world-but then-he
always was a "cocky" chap at school.
Betty: What is he doing now?
Eddie: Oh, he's a professor at Sherborn
Tech. "Dan" Davis is traveling, He
spends most of his time at "Roma"-I
should say Rome. I wonder what became
of "Bob" Fiske?
Betty: Ile is succeeding as a musical
comedy director, Mary Bond, Jean Bor-
den, and Wilhelmina Pansieri are in his
show. "Millie" Ware is the pianist. 1
saw their rhow and it was great.
Eddie: It should be, with all that talent.
Wcslcy Hopf' was telling me something
about it. Hr-'s their manager.
Betty: By the way, I saw Eunice Viles
their-. She is a reporter for John Wil-
liams' paper. "The Spccklarn,
Eddie: John has hi: paper printed at
John I'lrunc:iu'.: printing press, doesn't he?
Betty: Yes. They say Eunice rode out
in a car she borrowed from Lloyd Prescott.
You know, Lloyd is manager of the Natick
branch of Sebastian Angelo's news stands.
Eddie: Well-well. Who do you sup-
pose is the principal of the new high
school of Felchville that "Art" Thayer,
the great architect, designed?
Betty: Why, I heard that it was "Phil"
Sellew and I also heard that Kenneth
Damon is teaching Chemistry and "Soapy"
Scott is the Geometry teacher. They say
"Soapy" has memorized the whole book.
It seems to me that would take a long
Eddie: Where did you get all the inform-
Betty: I had a letter from Barbara Carr.
Eddie: What is Barbara doing now?
She used to be a great friend of Astrid
Betty: She's running a Sandwich Shop
at the High School and "Dot" Hume is
working with her. Astrid Erlandson and
Hildegarde Peterson teach at the new
Eddie: Did you hear about the accident
Vivian Arnold had?
Betty: No. Tell me about it.
Eddie: It was like this-she and Harry
Church were out riding on one of the new
motorcycles Harry designed and she fell
off the back of it when they blew one of
the cheap tires they bought from "Bill"
Warren, the garage man.
Betty: That's terrible. What did they
Eddie: They took her right over to
Clifford Main's Health Home and then
called Dr. Oliver Dufault. They thought
for a while they'd have to call Mary Scott.
Betty: I hear that she is the only woman
undertaker in the East.
Eddie: You're right. With the aid of
three efficient nurses, "Bea" Dillon,
Jeanette Lovejoy, and Christine Duff they
pulled her through.
CContinued on Page Thirty-Twol
btuhent Enhzrning QBffirers
Russell Hardigzun, President
John Hladick, Vice-President
Brenton Gordon. Secretary
Philip Sellew, Treasurer
Russell Hardigan, President
STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS
Russell Hardigan, President
Richard Casey, Vice-President
Irene Cartier, Secretary
Terrance Townsend, Treasurer
SENIOR EXECUTIVE BOARD
' THE SASSAMQN H9732 '
RUSSELL REID HARDIGAN
Possessed with executive ability, a strong
physique, a pleasing personality and an excess
of energy, "Russ" is the ideal school leader.
As president of the Class he is respected and
admired by all Natickites, while other schools
have reason to admire his athletic abilities.
Football 2, 3, 4, Basketball 3, 43 Track 4:
Student Council 2, 3, 4, Prom Committee: Re-
ception Committeeg Class President, 1931, 1932.
JOHN JOSEPH HLADICK
"Blonde" Johnny-a stellar performer in all
activities. "Johnny" is gifted with that rare
combination of a reliable steadfastness-and
yet-a most appreciative sense of humor. Big'
things ahead for you, John, and lots of luck!
Committees for Junior Prom, Committees
for Senior Play, Vice-President, 1931, 1932.
STANLEY BRENTON GORDON
Ever since we can remember, "Brent" has
always been willing to do more than his share-
and do it well! Under his leadership, The Sas-
samon has been superb this year. We know
he'll go over the top at B. C.
Sassamon 3, 45 Dramatic Club President 43
Debating' 2, 3g Prom Orchestra Committeeg
Senior Play, Chairman Publicityg Class Secre-
tary 3, 45 Executive Committee 3, 43 Usher,
Class Day, '31, Usher, Graduation, '31g "Why
the Chimes Rang" 3, Lincoln Assembly, 43
Class Secretary 1931, 1932.
PHILIP GERARD SELLEW
"Phil" is a most important cog in the
machinery of school activities. Conscientious
and reliable, his completed tasks shine with
what has become known as "Sellew Brilliancy".
Natick High will miss this fellow, but Natick's
loss is Harvard's gain!
Orchestra 2, 3, 43 Jazz Orchestra 3. 43 Band
2, Student Council 33 Class Treasurer 3, 4.
' TIMIIE SASSAMON H973 '
ELIZABETH CLARA ALLEN
"It is but a part we see, and not a whole".
Clara doesn't impress us by talking' very much.
but when she does, she usually has something
worthwhile to say,
ISABELLE MILDRED ALLEN
"Isa" is one of our smart pupils. She is the
girl with the red curls. They say red hair
means a fiery temper, but "Isa" has never shown
hersg she seems quite peaceful and quiet.
Junior Prom, Usher and refreshments: Sen-
ior Play Usher.
"Ed" is one of our quiet and studious
Seniors. Perhaps that's why one never sees.
or hears, much of "Andy". But, according' to
his teachers and friends, we're going to hear
a lot about him in later life.
Quiet, at times-studious-always smilingg
that's "Busty". You know "Busty" is a cob-
bler, and from what we've learned, he is going
to be another Henry Wilson. "Busty" is a
lfflriend to everyone, and everyone's a friend to
Football 2: Basketball 2, 3, 4g Baseball 2. 4:
Senior Play Committee 4.
MADELINE ESTELLE ARMSTRONG
Madeline is the curly-haired singer of the
Glee Club, and is always in a feature number.
She also excels as an artist. We're sure she'll
come out on top.
Glee Club 2, 3, 45 Operetta 2, 3, 4g Prom
VIVIAN PEARL ARNOLD
"Viv" is one of the ticket sellers at the
theatre Is that what makes Mrs. Harris suc-
cessful in business? It isn't necessary to men-
tion any one's name with "Viv's", everyone
Basketball 2, Dramatic Club 43 French Club
2: Memorial Program 23 Christmas Program 3:
"Why the Chimes Rang" 43 Class Day Usher 3.
THE SASSAMCDINI H9732 '
I U I IU! R'I'l'll'IN
ELIZABETH ANN BAKER
Some day in the future, while the rest of
our class are working as artists, musicians and
business leaders, we shall sit in a front row to
applaud "Betty" in her role as leading lady.
Her work in the Senior Play and Operetta leads
us to believe this.
Glee Club 2, 3. 45 Operetta 3, 45 Dramatic
Club 45 S. O. S. Club 3, 45 Member of Cast in
Senior Play 45 "Why the Chimes Rang"' 4.
RICHARD MARIO BALZARINI
In "Dick" we have the future Rudy Valle,
Ben Bernie, and Ranny Weeks. "Dick" was the
peppy leader of our Jazz Band, and what a
leader he was! He is always ready to lend a
helping hand and, as a result, has many friends.
Golf 45 Glee Club 2, 3, 45 H. S. Orchestra
2, 3, 45 Jazz Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Leader 45 Oper-
etta 2, 45 String Quartet 3, 45 Dramatic Club 45
Student Council 25 Ticket Committee, Senior
Playg "Why the Chimes Rang"5 Violin Solos.
MARY LOUISE BARLEY
Mary is one of the leading ladies of N. H.
S.'s Glee Club, and a general right-hand man
about the office5 and what's more she almost
always makes the honor roll. Keep it up, Mary.
Glee Club 2, 3, 45 Operetta 2, 3, 45 Senior
Play Candy Committee.
HELEN FRANCES BARNICLE
Helen has many errands to attend to, as she
dashes down the street in her car, loaded with
passengers. Along with this, we all enjoy
Helen's sense of humor.
Basketball 2, 3, 45 Hockey 3, 45 Baseball
2, 3, 45 Golf 3, 45 Tennis 3, 45 Track 2, 3, 45
Afternoon Gym Work, 2, 3, 45 Glee Club 2, 3, 45
Operetta 3, 45 Senior Play Candy Committee5
Assembly 3, 4.
FRANCIS T. BISHOP
"Franny" is one of South Natick's sons,
whose sunny smile will be missed after gradua-
tion. We can truly call it "sunny", not only
because of "Franny's" nature, but because it
radiates from his tall frame like Ol' Sol.
Junior Prom Committee.
MARY FRANCES BOND
Mary, in spite of her size, has always been
willing' to carry her share of the load of responsi-
bilities thrust upon her during the years at
Assistant Basketball Manager 35 Girls'
Afternoon Gym Work 2, 3, 45 Glee Club 2, 3,
45 Operetta 3, 45 Dramatic Club 45 French Club
2. 35 S. O. S. Club 2, 3, 45 Student Council 25
Junior Prom Committee 35 Senior Play Commit-
tee 45 Two Assemblies 35 Three Assemblies 4.
' WVIMIE SASSAMQN H9732 '
Jean is well known both in school and out'
side. Most of the dances have her patronage,
although we don't see her at the Sunsets. What's
the matter, Jean, fussy? Wc'd all love to have
Jean as a nurse.
Glee Club 43 Oneretta 23 Junior Prom Com-
mittees 35 Senior Play Committees 4.
JAMES PAUL BRADY
"Jim" joined us in our Junior Year, from
Wellesley. His cron of curly hair promptly
drew sighs of envy from his fellow students,
who later found that "Jim's" likeable person-
alitv made you like him even more.
Football 43 Hockey 4a Baseball 4, Glee
PAUL LEO BRANSFIELD
Paul is a member of the "Lucky Thirteen
Flying' Club" of South Natick. His thoughts
are often up in the clouds with the planes on
sunny days-and he says that's where he's
bound after graduation.
DONALD DEXTER BROWN
"Brownie" is one of our quiet Seniors. He
is the type that keeps prettv much to himself,
and studies a lot. "Brownie" is bound to make
Jane is the girl with the cute giggle. Her
hair is the envy of the other girls, and we've
even heard some of the boys "rave" over it.
We all know Jane and like her a lot. She'll
make a wonderful nurse.
H. S. Orchestra 2, 3, 4, S. O. S. Club 3, 43
Junior Prom Committee. Refreshments, 33
Senior Play Committee, Costumes, 4, Member
of Senior Play Cast 4g Class Executive Com-
mittee 3, 4.
JOHN WALTER BRUNEAU
John is one of the flashiest Seniors in the
school, his immaculate apparel draws sighs from
the girls and envious glances from his fellow
students. John's last name might well be
Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Operetta 2, 3.
TIME SASSAMCDN H932 '
THOMAS FRANCIS BRUNEAU
If you've been wondering- whose fine voice
it is that comes rolling out of the Assembly
Hall, it's "Tom's". He surely can sing. His
spirit and winning' smile will carry him far.
Good luck, "Tom"!
Glee Club 2, 3, 43 Operetta 3, 43 Dramatic
Club 43 Student Council 2, Junior Prom Com-
mittee, Scenery, 3, Senior Play Committee,
HOWARD SCHOFIELD BURBIDGE
"Howie" is very popular amoneg his class-
mates, and is indeed a good friend. "Howie"
played great basketball for N. H. S., in '32, and
was no "slouch" on the diamond. Keep an eye
cn him, he'll "make good".
Basketball 3, 43 Baseball 4.
WILLIAM FRANCIS CALLAHAN
Coming up from South Natick, "Franny"
has many fine accomplishments to his credit.
His pet class has been Latin-where he was an
inspiration to his fellow students,
MIRIAM BARBARA CARR
Barbara is the peppy, little, dark-haired girl
with the great, big' smile. She is quiet and
unassuming, but a true friend to all.
Senior Play Committees 4.
IRENE FRANCES CARTIER
Irene has the rare quality of a gentle charm,
which endears her to all her friends. A soft
voice and attractive modesty combine to make
her one of our favorites.
Glee Club 3, 4, Operetta 3, Dramatic Club
4, French Club 29 Student Council 2, 3, 4:
Junior Prom Committees 33 Senior Play Com-
mittees 4g Assembly 4.
RICHARD LEAVITT CASEY
One reason why "Eddie" Casey of Harvard
is famous is that he's "Dick's" uncle. "Dick" is
a star in classroom and sports alike, and is popu-
lar with teachers and students because of his
winning ways, We've been told "Dick" has
starred in his Studebaker. How 'bout it,
Football 3, 43 Hockey 3, 45 Tennis 2, 3, 43
Jazz Orchestra 43 Student Council 3, 45 Junior
Prom Committees, Checking, 35 Member of
Senior Play Cast 4g Assembly 4.
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BERTHA ZIPPORIAH CASHMAN
Although Bertha only joined us this year,
we have all enjoyed her quiet unassuming man-
ner, and hope that she has enjoyed her time
CLAUDE HARRY CHURCH
Harry is our most traveled Senior. We
don't think there are many places in the U. S.
that Harry hasn't seen. Add to this experience,
Harry's liberal education here, and you have in
Harry the most interesting convcrsationalist in
"Phyl" is the tall, digniiied girl from the
northern part of the town. She will make a
fine secretary for some one some day.
RUTH EVELYN COLBURN
Ruth is one of our more quiet girls, but she's
always ready with a smile and a cheery word.
We know she'll be a success if she enters the
Publicity Committee 4: Christmas Assembly,
Operettag Chairman of Ofiice Practice Project 3.
THOMAS FRANCIS COLLINS
"Fran" truly is a lively fellow. One sees
him running around the corridors like a wild
man at times. "Fran" is a drummer of distinc-
tion, as we learn from his fine playing in the
Basketball 43 Golf 2, Glee Club 4, Jazz
Orchestra 45 Band 3, 4g Operetta 45 Dramatic
Club 43 Decoration Committee 35 Senior Play
Stage Manager 43 Assembly, "Why the Chimes
HELEN THERESA CORKERY
Helen, the captain of our basketball team,
is among' our best athletes. She is always ready
and willing with her good sportsmanship to do
whatever needs to be done.
Basketball 2, 3, 43 Baseball 2, 3, 43 TenniS
35 Track 2, 3, 45 Afternoon Gym 2, 3, 4.
llla'IE SASSAMON H9732 '
CHARLES PRESTON DALY
"Pres" has been one of Natick's prize puck-
chasers for the past two years, and many little
girls. we are told, have been chasing "Pres".
However, he's keeping: an eye on a certain little
Sophomore, Verstehen Sie?
Hockey 3, 4g Golf 3, Junior Prom Cheekinss
Committee 35 Senior Play Ticket Committee 4.
KENNETH RAYMOND DAMON
"Kenny" is one of the very few quiet Seniors
from "Felchville". He is a happy sort of chap
and is headed for big things.
DANIEL JAMES DAVIS
"The noblest Roman" of them all, "Dan"
has achieved success on the gridiron, in the
classroom, and on the stage. Oh! and We mustn't
forpget his aesthetic ability with that French
Football 3, 4g Hockey 43 Tennis 35 H. S.
Orchestra 2, 3, Band 25 Junior Prom Committee
35 Senior Play Cast 4g Wilson Exercises 2, 4g
Christmas Play 4.
MARY ELIZABETH DEGRASSE
"Liz" is one of our art students. Her art
runs in many different channels. She has proven
that by her talents in "New Brooms". Many
of the posters, both in school and around town,
possess her signature.
Glec Club 2, Prom 2, 3, 43 Reception 2, 3,
4, Senior Play Castg Sassamon 4.
JAMES BERNARD DELANEY, JR.
"Jim" is the boy with that continuous and
catching smile. What a smile he has! "Jim"
has proven himself to be a very good sports
manager. Yes, he comes from South Natick.
Football Manager 4.
To please anyone requires only the desire.
Alta's musical ability has given continuous
pleasure to her associates. Besides her ability
as a musician, she has proven a good actress
and has shown a general interest in school
Glee Club 35 H. S. Orchestra 3, 43 Operetta
3: String Quartette 3, 4g Dramatic Club 43
Junior Prom Committeeg Senior Play Castg
Recited Poems twice in Assembly 4.
' TIMIE SXXSSAMCDN H9732 '
BEATRICE ELIZABETH DILLON
"Bea" is one of our hard-working Seniors
from down "Snipe Island" way, What would
the Glee Club and S. O. S. Club have done
Afternoon Gym 3g Glee Club 3, 4g Operetta
3, 45 French Club 2, S. O. S. Club 2, 3.
BERTHA CATHERINE DOUCETTE
Bertha is the dark-haired, dark-eyed girl of
Room 11. There will always be a lot of fun
wherever Bertha is. Best of luck.
Basketball 2g Senior Play Usher 4, Tool:
Part in Tereentenary Assembly.
OLIVER DAVID DUFAULT
"Duke' 'is quietlv efficient in all lines. We
haven't heard him sav much, but his deeds speak
for him-in well-deserved terms,
Christine arrives on deck with a smile that
never fails to radiate good cheer. We believe
she is fond of study and know she is a true
Glee Club 25 Operetta 2.
BRIDGET MARIE EGAN
"Betty" is one of our smarter pupils, as she
completed her Junior and Senior years in one.
Due to this fact, her studies have taken up
much of her time, and, as she has been with
the Junior Class, we are hardly acquainted with
Betty, but reports from others show that she is
Basketball 3g Afternoon Gym 3.
DORIS I. ERIKSON
Doris is the tall, quiet maiden that we hear
so much about in Glee Club. She takes it upon
her shoulders to uphold the reputation of the
famous Erikson family.
Glee Club 2, 3, 43 Basketball 2, 3, 4, Oper-
etta 2, 4.
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ASTRID ELIZE ERLANDSON
In her years at Natick High we have not
learned to know a great deal about Astrid, but
we do know that she is a real friend.
Glee Club 45 Operetta 4.
Arnold is a most congenial chap, a friend
from the first moment you meet him. Arnold
tells us the most quoted line in school is,
"Whe1'e's your slip?"
ROBERT B. FISKE
"Bob" is Natick High's Model Fellow. He's
gifted in every line of school life, scholastic,
social. athletic. Also, "Bob" was the first fellow
to become an Eagle Scout in the Algonquin
Council from Natick. Next year, "Bob" drops
the Blue, for a time, to assume Cornell's Red.
He'll make it.
Football 3, 4g Hockey 3, 45 Tennis 2, 3, 45
Junior Prom Committeeg Senior Play Cast,
Junior Executive Committee, Senior Executive
FRANCIS WILLIAM FLYNN
"Flynny" is one of the "not-so-quiet" boys
from "Fe1chville", He has made a host of
friends through his "happy-go-lucky" style. He
is sure to be successful in later life.
Football 2, 3.
EUGENE M. FOLEY
Quiet, unassuming, but oh! how observant!
Thoroughly reliable in his school assignments,
and so aggressively does he carry out his foot-
ball assignments that he brings us to our feet
with cheers. "Serra" seems to be entirely
unconscious of the assembly of fair maids in
Football 4, Baseball 2, 3, 4.
ANN PATRICIA GARVIN
Ann is that tiny, yellow-haired member of
Room 12, who is always seen fiying around on
spike heels. Do you ever stay in the same nlace
more than a minute, Ann? She is popular with
boys and girls, including' Natick and Framing-
ham. Her name is not spelled with an "e",
Basketball 2, 3, 45 Hockey 3, 4, Baseball
2, 3, 43 Golf 3, 43 Tennis 3, 4, Track 2, 3, 43
Horseback Riding 4: S. 0. S. Club Secretary 3,
43 Football Dance Committee 3, 4g Assembly 3.
' TIUIIE SASSAMQN H9732 '
ROBERT MALCOLM GASSETT
"Bob" is one of those happy-go-lucky fellows
who makes it a point to be a friend to everyone.
"Bob" has been a steady patron at all Natick
High's dances-and can he perform? He is an
expert at art and a great future lies before him
in this work.
LUDVICK WILLIAM GENEVICZ
"Geney" comes from None-Such Pond dis-
trict of the town and he's the most rugged fan
in the state-ask Mr. White! However, unlike
most fans, "Lud" can play as well as cheer-
JOSEPHINE JOAN GHETTI
"Jo" is the dark-haired manager of this year's
basketball team, which is probably the reason
for so many victories. "Jo" is a commercial
student and a good one, too. Best of luck, "Jo".
Basketball 2, 3, 4, Manager 45 Hockey 3, 45
Baseball 2, 3, 43 Golf 3, 45 Tennis 2, 3, 45
Track 2, 3, 45 Girls' Afternoon Gym 2, 3, 45
Glee Club 45 Operetta 45 S. O. S. Club 3, 45
Football Dance Committee 3, 45 Senior Play
Committee 43 Assembly 4.
CATHERINE MARGARET GODSOE
We know Catherine as our Study Hall libra-
rian and the dark-eyed girl of Room 12. She
has a quiet way of winning everyone.
LEONARD L. GOODWIN
"Lenny" is very popular among' his class-
mates. "Lenny" was N. H. S. footoall "Dark-
horse". I-Ie came from the third team up to
the first, and made good. Success is labeled
all over this happy fellow.
Football 3, 45 Baseball 3, 45 Junior Prom
Committee 35 Senior Play Committee 4.
GEORGE FRANCIS HALL
That well-dressed fellow, over there, is
"Jigger", He's little, but, oh my! "Jigger's"
speed and clever stick-handling put the N. H. S.
sextet on the map-and how!
Football 2, 35 Hockey 2, 3, 45 Golf 2, 3, 4.
THE SASSAMCDN H9732 '
JEWELL ADELINE HARPER
Jewell is recognized as a steady friend,
which can easily be seen by her close attachf
ment to Jeanette. She seems to be one of our
quiet Seniors in school, but we aren't sure about
Glee Club 43 Junior Prom Usher 3.
CHARLES WESLEY HOPF
"Wes" has been one of the "p1ugging"' class.
He studies quite a lot. "Wes" is well liked by
his classmates. We're sure that "Wes" is going
to make a name for himself in later life.
ARTHUR LEO HUGHES
"Doc" hails from South Natick and for the
past three years We've hailed his wonderful
athletic prowess. "Doc" is reliable in any sit-
uation and always has been in condition and
primed up for every contest. Next year it's
Tufts for "Doc"-that's Tuf' on Tuft's oppo-
Football 3, 4g Basketball 3, 45 Hockey 33
Baseball 4g Track 45 Junior Prom Committee.
DOROTHY MAY HUME
"Dot" is one of the able assistants at the
lunch counter. She is rather quiet, but is well
liked by the entire class, She's sure to be ll
Basketball 2, 4g Baseball 2, 33 Field Hockey
4g Golf 2, 35 Tennis 3, 43 Girls' Afternoon Gym
Work 3, 4g Glee Club 2, 45 Operetta 45
Debating Club 3.
JOSEPH FRANCIS HURD
"Joe's" career here has been glamorous, to
say the least. All things reached a climax when
"Joe" starred as "Tom Bates", in "New
Brooms". "Joe" is well liked by all of us and
we're sure that'll be the case in his next school.
Senior Play 4.
GEORGE WILLIAM JACKSON
George hails from down South--South
Natick. Georg-e has studied hard in N. H. S.
and has made plans to go to B. C. next year.
Good luck, George.
Tennis 4g Track 4.
' TVIUIE SXXSSAMQNI W3 '
FRANCIS ALLEN KEANEY
"Fran" is a trumpeter of no little ability-
he plays Gershwin or Wag-ner, as you wish.
Like most musicians, "Fran" has a kind, sym-
pathetic understanding of human nature, which
will make him well liked by all, wherever he is.
JOSEPH PATRICK KEATING
Who doesn't know genial "Joe"? He's been
our friend since, oh, 'way back in the first
grade. He plays a fine brand of hockey-and
can he debate! 'Member that debate back in
the fall of '31?
Hockey 3, 4, Baseball 3, 43 Track 23 Debat-
ing Club 3, 4g Sassamon Board 3, 4g Senior Play
Committee 4, Debate in Assembly 4.
PERL LEROY KINSMAN
"Perly" is one of those fellows who are easy
to get along with. As a result, Perl has a great
many friends. Perl made a great minister in
the Senior Play, as you've seen. He's headed
for successg maybe as a lawyer. See the Class
Glee Club 4g Operetta 43 Junior Prom Comf-
mittee 45 Senior Play Committee 4g Senior
MARJORIE EVELYN LEVER
We have come to rely upon Marjorie.
because she has a type of mind which enables
her to perfect a piece of work with care, for
even the smallest details.
Debating Club 33 Commercial Club 35 Senior
Play Usher 4g Senior Play, Publicity, 4.
"Peg" is the outstanding blonde of the
Senior Class. She excels in drawing- and is :1
master of nearly every possible dance step.
"Peg" is very popular with both the boys and
girls, and we all know she'll be a big success at
Art School next year.
Basketball 2g Baseball 2, 35 Tennis 2, 35
Student Council 2, 4, Junior Prom Committee 3.
A. JEANNETTE LOVEJOY
"Jerry" has not been with our class during
our entire reign at Natick High, but left during
our Sophomore year to enter another school.
Natick prevailed, however, and "Jerry" joined
our illustrious ranks in our Senior year.
IME SASSIAMCDN HC732 '
I X1 l IVKI 'i'l'Y'1Ol'll
JAY PAUL LUNT
Paul is one of our warmest friends. In all
our dealings with him we've found him to be
honest and reliable. A careful road to success
is labelled for Paul.
CLIFFORD BRAGGNMAIN, JR.
"Cliff" has kept pretty much to himself dur-
ing' his stay in N. H. S. We learn from his close
friends that he is headed for big things in life.
Senior Play Committees.
WALTER JOSEPH MALONEY
Walter is the manager of the hockey team
and he sees that every game is put on the ice
for Natick, if possible. "Wally" and "Joe"
Keating are two pals, and when they get off in
Hockey 3, 4g Baseball 3, 4 managerg
EDWARD LEONARD MANN
"Shaver" might well be known as "li'l'
dynamite" or "speed". Everyone has cheered
lustily as "Shaver" has dribbled rapidly down
the court and sunk another basket for dear ol'
N. H. S. His brain works flashingly too-ask
Football 25 Basketball 2, 3, 4, Captain:
Hockey 23 Baseball 2, 3, 45 Track 2g Golf 23
Sassamon 2, 3, 45 Dramatic Club 4g Junior Prom
Committee 33 Senior Play Committee 43 Senior
Play Cast 45 Senior Assemblies 33 Sophomore
JOSEPH E. McNICHOLS
"Joe" teams up with "Red Pal" and what a
pair they make! 'tJoe" won a place in every
football fan's heart this V:-ar by his outstanding
line play on the team. Watch "Joe", he's on his
way to success.
Football 2, 3, 4.
BERT ELMORE MILES
"Bert" is the baseball mind of the High
School, an ardent follower of the Red Sox and
the Brave's chief rooter. We always seek out
"Bert" for the latest trades. He's just as
zealous in his school work-giving' him fl
"Rutherian" popularity here.
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MARY MARGARET MURPHY
Mary is always smiling and is one of our
Seniors from Walnut Hill side of the tracks.
Remember the Junior Chemistry Class, Mary?
Basketball 23 Girls' Afternoon Gym Workg
Junior Prom Committee 3g Senior Reception
Committee 33 Senior Play Committee 4.
ELEANOR MARY MURRAY
Eleanor is the tall girl of the class and is
popular with both boys and girls. We wish her
Glee Club 2g Assembly Program 2.
IRENE FRANCES NEALE
Irene has an even disposition, which is an
inspiration to those of us who have our little
ups and downs. She has proven to be a good
friend at all times, and we feel sure that Miss
Shannon is going to miss her secretary.
Basketball, Assistant Manager, 33 Afternoon
Gym Work 2, 35 Glee Club 23 Junior Prom
Committee 3g Senior Play Committee 4.
EMMA LOUISE NICHOLS
A very busy person is she
As Mr. Fitzgerald's able secretary,
With her striking personality
She'd be popular in any locality.
And no matter what her work,
We know she'll never shirk.
French Club 25 Dramatic Club 4g Senior
Play, Head Usherg Decoration Committee,
Hallowe'en Danceg Secretary to Mr. Fitzger-
ald 4. ,
WILHELMINA CATHERINE PANSIERI
Wilhelmina is the girl who is seen alwavs
with a big stack of books. For appearance, or
do you really use them, Wilhelmina? She was
also a guard on our star basketball team.
Basketball 43 Afternoon Gym Work 43
Senior Play Committee 4.
HILDEGARDE LOUISE PETERSON
Hildegarde is the girl we always see with
a happy smile. Methinks she is sometimes
bored with her studies, though we notice she
gets along nicely with a certain boy in thc
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DONALD FRANCIS PHIPPS
A quiet smile and a helping hand for all
have made "Doc" one of our well-liked Seniors,
and his ready wit ever coming forth to brighten
the dark moments has added to his popularity.
H. S. Orchestra 2, 3, 4g Junior Prom Com-
LLOYD ALTON PRESCOTT
"Mike" is another one of the quiet Seniors.
"Mike" has kept pretty much to himself in N.
H. S., but has studied hard. He has made many
a good friend in the Class of '32.
MICHAEL DANIEL QUATRALE
"Mike" is our prize catcher on the nine and
has also been on the receiving end of many fine
compliments. His plans for next year are
undetermined, but we're sure he'll be well on
the way to success.
Footb-all 2, 3, 43 Baseball 2, 3, 4.
ROBERT EDWARD RIDDELL
Asking "Bob" to help move a task along is
placing willing dynamite under it, for he just
explodes his dynamic energy and all your
troubles are over. Hale and hearty, an open
friend to all, "Bob" is one of Natick High's
most lovable characters.
Hockey 3, 4, Glee Club 3, 45 H. S. Orchestra
3, 43 Jazz Orchestra 43 Band 3, 43 Operetta 3.
4g Senior Play Committee 4.
GEORGE FRANCIS ROBERTS
"Huck"-there's nothing small about this
Senior in any way. We know that "Huck" will
march right on through all obstacles after grad-
uation. We're told he gets his "ambition" from
East Natick-compre ne vous?
Football 3, 43 Basketball 4g Senior Play
RICHARD ALFRED ROBBINS
"Capt'n" is one of Natick High's most pop-
ular students, not only with the boys, either.
Boy, who'll ever forget "Richie's" outstanding
pitching for N. H. S., the last three years? He
made a fine Captain in '32.
Football 2, 3, 43 Hockey 3, Baseball 2, 3, 4.
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MARY LOUISE SCOTT
Mary is one of our petite Seniors always
smiling and busy. She certainly has mastered
all the commercial subjects, especially type-
writingi. And can she boost South Natick?
Afternoon Gym 2, 3, 43 French Club 23
Commercial Club 3, Senior Play Committees 4.
WALTER RONALD SCOTT
"Soapy" is another of the Scott sons to
graduate from our classic halls. Following the
family tradition, his athletic accomplishments
have been outstanding.
Football 2, 33 Basketball 33 Baseball 2, 3, 45
Track, Captain, 1, 2, 35 Glee Club 1, 2.
ESTHER CATHERINE SHEA
Everyone knows our star athlete, Esther.
She excels in every sport, even roller skating.
She is sure to be as big' a success in other fields
as she was in athletics.
Basketball 2, 3, 4: Baseball 2, 3, 4g Tennis
2: Girls' Afternoon Gym Work 2, 3, 45 Glee
Club 23 Senior Play Committees 4, Cheer
Melba is the quiet little girl who always
looks so studious, with a pencil stuck in her
hair. What will the teachers do next year for
a professional secretary?
Glee Club 4: Operetta 43 Dramatic Club 43
Commercial Club 3.
JAMES ARTHUR SMITH, JR.
"Jimmie" hails from the wilds of East
Natick. Probably that's Why he's so boisterous.
"Jim" always has a smile for everyone and has
a great many friends. Because of his person-
ality he's sure to make good.
Dramatic Club 43 Junior P1'om Committees
3, Senior Play Committees 4.
A. DAVID SWANSON
"Dave" is a transfer from the College Town.
Wellesley. However, he's shown himself to be
a loyal Red and Blue devotee many times in one
brief year. Art Committees and Football were
his high lights.
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ARTHUR L. THAYER
"Snooky" is the brains of the outht-no
less! He took six solid subjects and found time
to assist some of our faculty f?j He hails from
East Natick, o' course!!!
Football 4' Baseball 45 Senior Play Cast 43
Assembly Program 4.
TERRANCE GORDON TOWNSEND
"T, N. T." has been a very studious chap in
N. H. S., but not too studious to make a great
many friends. He is a fine fellow and is sure
to succeed in whatever he attempts.
Student Council 4.
FRONA EVELYN TUPPER
Frona hails from South Natick. She is
always a willing' worker in school activities, and
is an outstanding member of the 4-H Club.
VVe're sure you'll succeed in future years.
Glee Club 4: Operetta 43 S. O. S. Club 4.
GERALD FREDERICK TUPPER
Gerald is one of our most stalwart sons,-
popular in South Natick, in school, in scouting.
So many people tell us about Gerald's fine
accomplishments that it's just beyond our
limited powers to know where he finds the time.
Track 2, 3, 4.
EUNICE EDNA VILES
Eunice is one of our best scholars, Quiet and
studious. We feel sure she will be a success
not only in the business world, but anything' she
Glee Club 45 Operetta 43 Dramatic Club 43
French Club 25 Commercial Club 35 Assembly
MILDRED EMMA WARE
"Milly" is another of our talented class-
mates. She has obligingly offered her services
both at dances and in the orchestra. She hails
from the cold "north" part of Natick and we
will miss her when we leave school.
Basketball 3: Girls' Afternoon Gym Work 35
Glee Club 2, 3, 43 H. S. Orchestra 2, 3, 43
Operctta 2, 3, 4.
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"Bill" has been a real Natick High man.
He has always been ready to help a fellow
student and as a result has made many friends.
"Bill" has proven his ability, not only in schol-
astic work, but also in sports, especially hockey.
Hockey 2, 3, 4g Prom Committee 35 Senior
Play Committee 45 Student Council 2, 4.
VERONICA MARGARET WHITE
Veronica is one of our liveliest Seniors.
She-'s out for sports and everything- else that
she knows there will be any fun in. 'And When
Veronica smiles, could we miss those dimples?
Basketball 45 Afternoon Gym 4g Senior Play
V JOHN ALBERT WILLIAMS
"Johnny" was Mr. Gardner's star pupil this
year. Could he do Math! John had the envy
of every boy, and the heart of every girl who
looked at his wavv hair, "Johnny" 's headed
for big things. Watch him.
Glee Club 2, 33 Operetta 33 School Play
Committees 4g Assembly Program 4.
Although "Dot" didn't come to us until this
year, she has proven herself a good sport and
has made many friends. She helped make our
Sunset dances so popular,
Basketball 45 Afternoon Gym 49 Senior Play
Cemmittees 45 Senior Class Executive Com-
"Zack" was captain of this year's scxtet and
boy, whataman! Playing th1'ee years of stellar
hockey anywhere is a feat-but, adding to that,
his scholastic standing is an enviable record.
Hockey 2, 3, 43 Senior Play Committees 4.
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Betty: I heard that Helen Barnicle has
been under treatment. too. She was bit-
ten by a horse. while on her daily ride
through Dover. It seems strange that a
horse could be so cruel to Helen. She has
always been so fond of horses.
Eddie: "Jim" Delaney started a chain
of stores of his own, while "Terry" Town-
send stayed with the A. Kr P., and what
fierce competition theyire giving each
Betty: Barbara said that Paul Brans-
field and "Willie" Callahan are the pro-
prietors of the H13 Club", a famous night
club in South Natick, and Francis Bishop.
the big cop down there, is watching them
Eddie: Oh, yes. I meant to tell you
about that. What a floor show they put
on! Donald Brown was master of cere-
monies and Frona and Gerald Tupper did
a tumbling act. They're billed as the
Betty: Yes, and Perl Kinsman and
"Tom" Bruneau, The Dismal Duo, are
making the people forget "Bing" Crosby
and "Rudy" Valle. Mary Barley, the
great soprano, sings quite often with
Eddie: They were featured at the Colon-
ial Theatre, when I was in Natick.
Betty: Isn't Ruth Colburn selling tickets
Eddie: Yes, and Betty Egan is managing
The Mickey Mouse Club. Walter Maloney,
the "little fixer", is the manager of the
Betty: I read that his championship
hockey team. thx' Natick Bruins, led by
Captain Zicko, are 'way ahead in the
league. I thought Preston Daly and Lud-
vick Genevicz were hockey players.
Eddie: Preston Daly is also playing for
the Bruins, but you were right about Gen-
cvicz. He only thought he was a hockey
player. Just now hc-'s a six-day bicycle
racer. When he won in five days, the
promoters, Isabelle Allen and Jewell
Harper, thought something was "fishy".
Betty: That makes me think, what's
happened to Leonard Goodwin? Didn't he
get in trouble in the New York Stock
Eddie: Yes, Goodwin sold all his stock
on American Fish gl Fish at a high price.
After that he Hooded the market with fish.
which brought the stock 'way down.
Maybe that's the cause of this last depres-
Betty: Have you seen "Peg" Loring
Eddie: Yes, she has an art school in the
new block "Eddie" Anderson built last
year. Mary Murphy and Madeline Ann-
strong teach there and Jane Bronkie is
the manager of the school.
Betty: That must be where "Bob" Gas-
sett has his dancing school.
Eddie: Yes, it's on the roof garden of
the same building.
Betty: Francis Collins has finally suc-
ceeded as a drummer, He sells left-handed
trombones. I wonder what happened to
some of our other musicians?
Eddie: Well, "Dick" Balzarini is broad-
casting over George Jackson's radio sta-
tion. He is known as the "One-Man
Band". I heard that "Bob" Riddell was
featuring his orchestra, the Kalamazoo
Kollegians, over the same station.
Betty: Yes-but he isn't known as "Bob"
Riddell any more. He has changed his
name to Rudy Riddellee. Francis Keany
is a drummer in the Army Band now, too.
Eddie: I was reading in the paper that
"Joe" Hurd and "Joe" Keating are a
couple of big cheeses in Natick, now. They
bought Ames' Butter and Egg Store. I'll
bet they buy all their eggs from "Mike"
Quatrale. the big poultry man. I read also
that "Johnny" Hladick is pitching for the
Betty: "Russ" Hardigan and "Art"
Hughes were great pals of "Johnny's".
Isn't "Russ" in the army?
Eddie: Yes, he was made colonel when
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he graduated from West Point and is now
stationed in Hawaii. "Hughsie" just
cleaned up in the United Drug Co.
Betty: Did he? You know "Bert" Miles
is famous for his acrobatic stunts. He
performs on the new bridge, over the
Charles River, that "Dave" Swanson
Eddie: Oh, yes, he completed that just
about the same time that "Joe" McNichols
and "Jimmie" Smith started their sight-
seeing trip--you know-the world through
a port-hole, D
Betty: I never expected to see them in
the navy. I have an ad here from Eleanor
Murray, Bertha Doucette, and Doris Erick-
son. They have opened a gown shop in
Eddie: They used to model for Phyllis
Church, in her Natick shop, didn't they?
Betty: Yes, and Irene Neale and Emma
Nichols are working in the High School
Eddie: I was in there, the other day,
and while there, Veronica White came in
to take an order for new suits for the
girls' basketball team, which is being
coached by Helen Corkery.
Betty: I heard that Marjorie Lever is
taking care of the Commercial Depart-
ment and Melba Simmons is her assistant.
"Jo" Ghetti is coaching the golf team this
Eddie: Yes, and she insists on using the
new type of golf ball, invented by Paul
Lunt, Natick's great inventor.
Betty: Have you seen the new library
at the High School that "Dot" Wright, the
great novelist, donated?
Eddie: Yes. Catherine Godsoe is thc
Betty: Why, I thought she was the sec-
retary of Arnold Feltus, the general man-
ager of Swift 81 Co.
Eddie: No. Bertha Cashman has that
position. Oh, you should have gone to
the aviators' convention, in New York.
"Gene" Foley and Francis Flynn were
there. They represented the Natick Air-
Betty: Really. By the way, what ever
became of "Brent" Gordon? He was
always prominent in school activities.
Eddie: Why, he's just been re-elected
to the School Committee and I hear that
he is in favor of letting out school at one
Betty: That reminds me. What time
Eddie: It's nearly one o'clock.
Betty: I'll have to close the shop now.
The girls are coming and there's Irene
Cartier. She's been lecturing here this
morning in the City Hall.
Eddie: Well, it was great to see you.
I'll report for work in the morning if all
goes well. So long, Betty.
Betty: Bye, "Shaver".
Parents, Faculty, and Friends:
It is a privilege and a pleasure to wel-
come you to the Commencement Exercises
of the Class of 1932.
Today terminates our High School
careers. In them we have formed many
friendships bonded only by daily meetings
in school. That many of these relations
are about to be severed makes today sig-
nificant in itself. For some of us it is the
final day of any general schooling. Of
these a few will find employment and, as
we all know, many more will not. This
last is a subject on which I would say
just a few words,
Early in this year we had at one of our
assemblies a speaker from a college in
Boston, on the subject, "High School
Graduates and the Depression." The
point which she brought out was this, that
every High School graduate who possibly
can should, in times like these, continue
on in school. The chances of recent grad-
uates finding employment are very meager,
it was pointed out, and those who do
might hold positions open to persons in
greater need. And for those who would
continue on in school, but lack the neces-
sary aid, state endowed universities and
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extension schools of various kinds were
in vain. The
selves, but if
that address was intended
you, and if some of you
taken these thoughts into
our efforts have not been
few of us cannot hope to
affairs of' the world by our-
we can help affairs by this
education, then the subject
deserves much thought.
And now, to every one of you who has
helped us to the peak of our preliminary
careers, we extend the best wishes and
the heartiest greetings.
Arthur L. Thayer
According to Webster, courage is "that
quality of mind which enables one to
encounter danger and difficulties with
firmness, or without fear, or fainting of
heart". If this, then, is the meaning of
courage, we can know that many people
have this quality and that every one of us
should possess it if we are to make of
ourselves the very best that is possible,
for there are always "dangers and diffi-
culties" to be met either courageously or
in fear and trembiing. If we take the
latter course we are doomed to defeat at
the very beginning.
There are varied kinds of courage. The
first and lowest class is physical cour-
age, which is the result of muscular
strength and power. But this physical
courage is not of much use unless it can
be supplemented by mental and moral
courage, which give us the assurance that
we are right and the courage to stand
firmly for our beliefs and convictions.
To my mind, the greatest example of this
courage-physical, mental, and moral-
was demonstrated by that great body of
mcn and women who left their homes and
dear ones here in the East to plunge
through the wilderness to blaze the trails
to freedom and happiness for future gen-
erations, These Pioneers were ready to
face Indians, starvation, cold, and other
hardships through their physical courage.
But that is not all, They carried with
them the traditions and the ideals which
they believed were the highest things in
life and they stood firmly for them, allow-
ing nothing to destroy them or to modify
or influence them in any slightest instance,
In this bi-centennial year of George
Washington's birth, when all thought is
turned to him and his works, let us 1'ecall
the courage he always showed, He ever
excelled in athletics and contests of
strength, and when he reached public life
he demonstrated the mental and moral
courage that had been his even as a boy.
We know him as "The Father of His Coun-
try, first in peace, first in war, and first
in the hearts of his fellow-men."
There are many other instances of great
things that have required courage to ac-
complish, but it is not onlv in the great
things and the lofty achievements that
courage is necessary. Even more, perhaps,
is it essential to meet the everyday ups
and downs, which come to us all, with a
We, the members of this graduating
class of 1932, are going out into a world
that is sorely upset and troubled by the
general depression that is upon us. Every
ounce of courage and strength that we
can call to our aid will be needed to meet
the problems that we must solve.
Let us, therefore, fellow classmates,
profit by the example set us by these
dear parents, teachers, and friends, and
try to attain the courage, strength, and
good judgment which will make us victori-
ous and enable us to bring peace and
prosperity to ourselves and to posterity.
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The United States Patent Office, now
consisting of some three thousand prac-
ticing' members of the patent bar, origin-
ated in the latter part of 1790. The office
was established to protect an inventor's
invention for a certain number of years,
and to make such profits as there were in
his invention. The Patent Office was cre-
ated by the Constitution, which empow-
ered Congress "to promote the progress
of science and useful arts by securing to
inventors for a limited time fat present
seventeen yearsi, the exclusive right to
The first patent issued in the United
States Patent Office was the new method
of making soap from potash, which was
issued late in 1791.
A patent is a document, granted to an
inventor, which secures for him, for sev-
enteen years, the sole right to make what-
ever profit there is in his invention.
The patent does not give the inventor
the right to manufacture or sell his in-
vention, however. These rights he can
secure only under certain conditions which
are imposed on him by the police power
of the state.
A patent may be obtained only when
the invention does not confiict with any
other invention already patented, or any
invention submitted to the Patent Ofnce
his application, but not yet ac-
The inventor must submit descriptions
and drawings. and when it is required, a
model of his invention. He must also pay
a fee of twenty-five dollars. If the in-
vention is aceepted and a patent is issued,
another fee of twenty-five dollars must be
There is very little difference in the
method of obtaining' patents in the United
States and the method employed in Ene-
land, except that in England, a patent
must be either granted or refused within
eighteen months after the application has
been Hled. This is a very short time com-
pared to the time an application may re-
main in the United States Patent Office,
before it is decided upon, for there have
been incidents when an application has
remained in the Patent Ofhce as long as
ten years before a patent is refused or
The chief difference between the United
States and the British patent systems,
however, is the number of patents issued
by each country.
In three hundred years England has
granted only 360,000 patents, while the
United States, in only one hundred and
forty-one years, has issued 1,800,000
For the sake of safety, an inventor in
the United States must cover his inven-
tion not only with one basic patent, but
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with several subsidiary patents, or what is
known as "patent structure". This is very
costly, but it is probably worth it, even
at 3500 a patent.
Another injustice is the patent pending
"racket", While a patentee's applications
are moving through the Patent Office, they
may run into an "interference", Another
inventor may have Hled and kept alive
applications covering his unsuccessful
attempts to make his idea or invention
lntentionally prolonging the pendency
of his applications, this inventor or pa-
tentee may hold a dragnet over any par-
ieular field of science. This is known as
the Udragnet application".
The United States should eliminate the
Udragnet applications" by "limiting a
patent monopoly to twenty years from the
time of filing, instead of seventeen years
from the date of issuance of the patent".
Also the patent office should be forced to
take final action on all applications within
three years of their filing. A special
supreme court of patent appeals should
The prospect of these changes taking
place, however, seems no better than
Its structure unchanged since its or-
igin, the United State Patent Office is a
soundly organized, though ancient mech-
anism. Our patent office, however, at the
present time, is too expensive, too slow,
and too uncertain.
No doubt much of the present waste of
time and money could be averted if fewer
but more valid patents were issued. Law
suits, the most dangerous evil of our svs-
tem, would thus be greatly reduced. Re-
ports show that approximately fifteen
thousand law suits have grown out of the
one million eight hundred thousand pat-
ents issued to date in the United States.
Probably thirty thousand patent cases
have bcen settled out of court, because
they were regarded as insufficiently im-
portant to warrant their including them
in the records.
Estimating that the average cost of a
patent suit is 35,000 falthough many at-
torneys say S10,000J, there is assessed
against our patent system a liability of
375,000,000 for the settlement of the
issued patents. Allowing 31,000 each, a
very small figure, for the thirty thousand
suits begun, but never tried, the system's
debit runs up to more than 5B100,000,000.
This sum is sufficient to operate the
patent office efficiently for twelve years.
It takes from one to ten years to settle
a patent case and the cost may be as high
The "patent pool", which originated as
far back as 1856 fin the case of the sewing
niachinel, was devised to avoid the need-
less tax of law suits.
The most notable success of the "patent
pool" has been that of the automobile
manufacturers. In 1914 one hundred and
thirty-four auto manufacturers pooled
their patents under the supervision of the
National Automobile Chamber of Com-
merce. Since its origin it is estimated
that more than 27,000,000 automobiles,
worth SS24,000,000,000, have been manu-
factured under its protection.
The Hpatent pool" is a great help to the
inventor, for it does away with competi-
tive bidding for his discovery and limits
his invention to one organization. Also
the pool gives him a large and firm market
for his invention, and may in the end,
yield him more than he could obtain from
a single concern,
If an individual company acquires val-
uable patents, it is allowed a period of
sole enjoyment, which lasts until the next
general renewal of the pool agreement, at
which time all the patents are put into
the common pool.
It can readily be seen that the "patent
pool" is a much better system than the
United States Patent Office, not only be-
cause it protects and helps the inventor,
but because it also aids a particular Held
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Did you ever pass a magazine rack and
catch a fleeting glance of rows and rows
of veritable rainbows? If you stopped a
moment to study these cover designs,
which caused the rainbows of colors, you
would find many different types. There
would be drawings in modernistic style,
where angles and squares were joined in
a bizarre manner with great dashes of
color intermingled, You would see comic
designs, perhaps, showing children at
grown-up play, trying to duplicate their
elders in manner and dress. There might
be some which would evoke instant sym-
pathy. Beauty, also, would be promin-
ent for there are so many beautiful things
in nature and in humanity. It may not
always be physical beauty, but some inner
glory which permeates outer appearances.
Let us look behind the scenes and sur-
prise the artist at his work. We won-
der, as we watch him at his canvas, what
inspired him to spend his time and ener-
gies in painting pictures for magazine
covers. Perhaps his talent doesn't go be-
yond that, or he may find it more interest-
ing than painting portraits of social heir-
esses or great statesmen. A real artist
can find material for his work from the
ordinary happenings he encounters every
day of his life. He thinks of the cheery
smile on the newsboy's face when he de-
livered the morning paper, and straight-
way he visualizes that cheerful face as it
would appear on canvas, or he may en-
counter children at play and and material
for his work in their childish glee.
As we look at the finished picture, we
either think it is good or bad, depending
on the person. Some artists can paint a
picture and you can just feel its realness.
It gives the impression that the artist has
actually made the characters himself, and
put them on paper for the rest of the
world to see and judge His colors are
blended perfectly to give the desired
effect. Another person may paint thc
same picture and it will look Hat and
artificial, The artist lacks that very im-
portant something which gives a picture
life and character.
A very important part of the artist's
work are the models he employs. They
should be the best that he can command.
They should be able to practically live
the part of the particular character they
are going to pose as, Finding the desired
type of model with a degree of talent often
takes a great deal of the artist's time and
Artists who paint magazine covers and
illustrations for other literature are usu-
ally considered ordinary. Yet, some of
the most interesting and skillful work has
been depicted in this manner. Work of
this type reaches the masses of humanity
more than the other types of paintingg
therefore, they appreciate it more.
When you look at pictures on covers
of books or magazines, can't you just im-
agine the story in back of it? I remem-
ber looking at a cover on Sunday Globe
Magazine one day, and it made such an
imprint on my memory that I have never
forgotten it. It showed a little boy, rather
shabbily dressed, standing outside a Pet
Shop, gazing at some little, wire-haired
terriers inside the show window. In his
hand were all the treasures he possessed,
a piece of pretty, colored glass, an allie
and two marbles, an old and much-worn
rabbit's foot, some bits of wire, a sling
shot and an old tin whistle. He looked
so disappointed and chagrined when he
saw the sign marked 315.011, in big, black
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letters, and he hadn't a cent in the W0l'ld-
I can imagine how he felt, as he stood
there watching the little puppies play, and
wishing he could have one. How he would
teach it to do tricks and how jealous the
other "fellas" in the alley would feel
when he marched proudly down the street
with his new possession! He would call
it "Curly", because its hair crinkled up
into such a curly mass. Of course, the
hair would straighten out as the puppy
grew older, but that didn't matterg he
didn't see the necessity of thinking be-
yond the present. He believed in living
each day as it came along. This little
episode amounted almost to a catastrophe
in this little boy's life.
There are ever and ever so many things
which afford painting material, Some of
the more common ones which are seen on
all types of magazines are the season's
greetings, such as Spring and Winter.
Holidays always furnish an abundance of
material, Christmas, New Year's and
Easter being outstanding, though at the
present time, the celebration of Washing-
ton's two hundredth birthday is causing
much interest. There are always beauti-
ful views and extraordinary scenes from
nature to be painted. Household maga-
zines usually depict domestic scenes. In
sports there is always something' interest-
The other day I was looking over a
stack of old magazines that had been put
away and forgotten. The pictures on the
covers were of every conceivable kind.
Cnc Saturday Evening Post cover inter-
ested me greatly. The picture might have
been called "A Difficult Situation". It
showed a small boy being reprimanded by
his mother. On a table nearby stood a
jar of jam with the cover off and a spoon
beside it. The spoon was smeared with
jam. Obviously, the little boy, when
questioned, had endeavored to place the
blame on a rather non-descript looking'
puppy, who dozed in a contented manner
under the table. However, the boy had
overlooked the fact that puppies' manners
have been neglected and consequently
they do not use spoons to eat jam with,
or anything else for that matter, I could
just picture the astonishment on that lit-
tle boy's face when this fact was brought
forth. He thought his alibi had been
proof against any amount of questions,
and it was all turned topsy-turvy by a
mere spoon that had been forgotten.
Another picture which interested me
was of a young girl just graduating from
high school. What memories this picture
would recall to some of the older folk.
They would think of that long ago time
when they were just on the brink of en-
tering that seriousness of life. How they
had dreamed and made plans only to have
them frustrated in a moment of indeci-
sion or weakness, or by a situation not of
their making. All the incidents and hap-
penings of their youth would be lived over
again. So it is the world over-age lives
in the past.
The artist's purpose in painting certain
types of pictures is not always evident at
a glance, but if you study a series of his
pictures, very often they contain the same
theme, but a different phase of it. Some
artists do their best work when reproduc-
ing nature, because they are most inter-
ested in that line of art. Others, because
of their deep understanding and sympathy
with human nature, secure the best results
from painting the everyday scenes from
life. Still others paint because they love
to. It becomes a part of them, and no
other work would satisfy them or make
them happy. Perhaps, these artists should
be rated among our greatest, but most of
them never rise above a certain level.
There are only a few favored ones, whose
heads are lifted above the crowds, and
maybe they started their careers as maga-
' THE SASSAMOINI H9732 '
STUDENT HONOR ROLL FACULTY HONOR ROLL
HIGHEST HONORS During our school career, we, the Natick
Vilesy Eunice High School Senior Class of '32 have
Thayer, Arthur enjoyed the help and friendship of:
Mr. Roy W. Hill
Mr. Edward N. White
Miss Elva C. Coulter
Mr. Harold C. Sears
Mr. Clayton E. Gardner
Mabel I. Dyer
E. Grace Church
Edith M. Nutt
Elizabeth G. Murphy
Florence E. Belliveau
Kathleen W. Young
Emily L. Shannon
Margaret E. Cellarius
Mr. Peirce J. Fitzgerald
Miss Ethel W. Ratsey
Miss Miriam Eldridge
Miss Albertine M. Morrill
Mr. John F. Donahue
Miss Daisy Wildbur
Miss Louise M. Sullivan
Mr. John C. Caldwell
Miss Muriel E. Mann
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Captain, John Hladiek
Manager, James Delaney
Captain, Edward Mann
Manager, Harry Green
Captain, Helen Corkery
Manager, Josephine Ghetti
Manager, George Fay
Captain, Ric-hard Robbins
Manager, Harry Green
Captain, George Hall
Mz1nag'er, Joseph Estella
Captain, Peter Zicko
Manager, Walter Maloney
Manager, Robert Gasgett
' THE SXASSAMCDN H973 L
Back Row-John Mitchell, George Fay, George Roberts, James Delaney, Managerg
Joseph Penell, Edward Mann, John Rotchford, James Grady, Wesley Hopf.
Fourth Row-Arthur Palli, Joseph Grassey, Andrew Bismark, Joseph Angelo,
Francis Carey, Maurice Featherman, Boyd Snell, Jackson Wignot, Robert
McNichols, Arthur Thayer.
Third Row-Robert Fiske, Nelson Sabean, Francis Lynch, John Corkery, Harry
Green, Robert Rogers, John Doherty, Joseph Rotchford, Joseph McNichols,
Richard Robbins, Leonard Goodwin, David Sudbury.
Second Row-Mark Slamin, Tony Pailadino, Carlo Bianchi, Walter Day, David
Swanson, James Beirne, Anthony Marciano, Ralph Saviano, Michael Quatrale.
Front Row-Daniel Davis, Richard Casev, Robert Hale, Russell Hardigan, John
Hludick, Captain, Eugene Foley, Walter Gavin, Arthur Hughes.
The Natick High School eleven, although
not making as enviable a record as the
cleven of the preceding year, established
themselves as one of Natick's gamest
After losing to lVlarlboro, in the season's
opener, by a "flukey" fumble, the Red and
Blue went out and cleaned up Swampscott,
Wellesley, and Dedham, in short order.
Natick then lost their next two games to
Milford and Belmont, two very stronfr
opponents. Then the following Saturday
they fougght on even t'-rms with a formid-
zilplf- Needham team.
The following- week, "Huck" Roberts,
star lineman, suffered a broken collar bone
in practice. To make matters worse,
Captain Hladick was discovered to be the
victim of a fractured collar bone, the
result of an early season injury.
In the next game, in which Natick gave
Norwood a score, Fay, a star tackle, was
put on the injured list with a severely-
Consequently, Natick was a ,fzreatly
weakened team when they clashed with
Framingham, although Captain Hladick
played throughout the game, despite his
injury. Framingham won the game and
considered themselves fortunate in doing
Coaches Kilroy, Donahue and Cronan
' THE SASSAXVNCDN H973 '
should be praised for the fine results of LINEUPS
their work, considering the "tough breaks First Team Second Team
expenenced through the yeah Eugene Haney ne. IUchard Robbins
SEASON'S RECORD Michael Quatrale r.t. Harold Green
Natick Marlboro 6 Tony Palladino r.g, James Beirne
Natick Swampscott 7 Daniel Davis c. Joseph McNichols
Natick Wellesley 6 Mark Slamin Lg. Tony Marciano
Natick Dedham 12 Arthur Hughes l.t. Carlo Bianchi
Natick Belmont 6 Walter Day l.e, Ralph Saviano
Natick Milford 19 Robert Hale r.h.b. Walter Gavin
Natick Norwood 8 John Hladick
Natick Framingham 10 fCapt.J l.h.b. Arthur Palli
-- Richard Casey f.b. David Swanson
74 Russell Hardigan q.b. John Rotchford
Back Row-Coach Donahue, Francis Carey, Walter Gavin, George Thompson,
Harry Green, Manager.
Second Row-Arthur Palli, Robert Hale, Howard Burbidge, Austin Thompson,
Joseph Walsh, George Roberts.
Front Row-George Fay, John Hladick, Edward Mann, Captaing Arthur Hughes,
The Natick High School quintet of 1931-
32 set up a very fine record for future
teams to shoot at. They won thirteen and
lost but two games, and set a winning
streak of twelve successive games.
The team was again coached by John
F. Donahue, Physical Director, who seems
to have a habit of turning out winning
combinations year after year.
The Red and Blue five opened up as
usual by defeating the Alumni, but lost
their first inter-school game to Norwood,
' THE SASSAXAAQN M5732 '
in a thrilling game, 30-29. This loss
was later avenged for. From then on,
the Natick steamroller waded through all
opposition. The Red and Blue five put on
gi winning streak that was finally stopped
by Framingham, in the final contest of the
Without doubt, the boys set up a re-
markable re:-ord, and much credit must
be given both the boys and Coach Don-
Although "Buck" had but two veterans,
Capt. "Eddie" Mann and George Fay, he
developed some Hne basketballers in the
persons of "Art" Hughes, "Russ" Hardi-
gan, "Johnny" Hladick and "Huck" Rob-
erts. These last named fellows covered
themselves with glory during the basket-
ball season and it is a shame that the
entire six, mentioned above, are all Sen-
iors, with the exception of Fay. He is
lost, too, however, as he became ineligible
for further competition in High School
sports, early in March.
Natick 32 Alumni 17
Natick 29 Norwood 30
Natick 50 Ashland 12
Natick 29 Norwood 23
Natick 51 Milford 12
Natick 47 Holliston 19
Natick 33 Framingham 31
Natick 35 Wellesley 25
Natick 38 Needham 13
Natick 13 Wellesley 10
Natick 30 Needham 20
Natick 49 Holliston 20
Natick 36 Northboro 11
Natick 29 Beacon Prep 17
Natick 17 Framingham 32
First Team Second Team
fCapt.b r.f. Arthur Palli
George Fay l.f. Robert Hale
Russell Hardigan c. George Roberts
Arthur Hughes r.g. Howard Burbidge
John Hladick l.g. Austin Thompson
This year Natick High School was rep-
resented by a track team. Coach Cald-
well called out candidates early in the
spring and many boys responded. Those
outstanding on the track squad were:
Lovejoy, a middle distance runnerg Rogers
and Fay, sprinters, and Swanson, a weight
Several dual meets were held with
neighboring schools, in which Natick made
a very fair showing for its first year at
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The Natick High School golf team held
its first meeting in the fall and elected
George Hall, captain. Veterans from the
preceding year were: Captain Hall, "Bill"
McMahan, and George Hanna, Other
members of the squad were: "Al" Wood-
ward, John Mitchell, and "Bob" McNichols.
Several matches were played with high
schools of neighboring towns, in which
the boys showed their mettle and also their
"heels" to the opponents. All home
matches were played on the Wildwood
Golf Club links, through the courtesy of
' THE SASSAMQN H9732 '
Back Row-Miss Hogan, Dorothy Hedderig, Josephine Ghetti.
front Row-Margaret Nugent, Dorothy Wright, Helen Corkery, Veronica White,
This year the basketball team was taken
over by Miss Hogan, a Boston University
student and Sargent School graduate.
The first call was made for class teams
the last of November, with between fifty
and seventy-five girls responding. From
this number a group of thirty-six were
chosen to represent their class against
those of other schools.
The class games were played as follows:
28-Sacred Heart, Newton
With the above teams fifteen games
were played in all, of these fifteen, Natick
teams won eight and the opponents seven
and scored 300 points against the oppo-
The varsity team follows: Dorothy Hed-
derig, Esther Shea, Veronica White,
Helen Corkery, Dorothy Wright and
The games were as follows:
Natick 26 Hopkinton 8
Natick 42 Dean Academy 4
Natick 47 S. H. of Newton 12
Natick 32 Norwood 41
Natick 29 Alumnae 24
' THE SXAXSSAMCDN H5732 L'
Back RowiCoach Donahue, Richard Casey, Robert Riddell, Philip Sellew, William
Warren, Robert Fiske, Walter Maloney, Manager.
Front Row-Preston Daly, Peter Zicko, Captaing Joseph Keating, George Hall,
David Swanson, Ludvick Geneviez.
lost three and tied one.
N-itick High School was represented bv Natick
A i ' ' ' Natick
a fast and apggrressive sextet this year. Natick
The "six" of 1931-32, led by Captain Natick
Peter Zicko, and coached by Physical Natick
Director John F. Donahue, won six games, Natick
The boys were handicapped by lack of Natick
ice to practice on, throughout the entire Natick
season, which makes their showing' moie
The team was made up of practically
all veterans of the preceding' year. Hall,
Genevicz. and "Cap" Zicko made up a
fam forward line. while Goalie Keating'
was ili1nl'ed by some stalwart defense men
in lhe persons ol' "Phil" Sellew, "Dave"
SV'aYisuy1, "Holm" llillrlell, "RCll" Daly and
Waltr-r Malorey was our manager.
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Ludwig' Gen evicz r.w.
Peter ZickofCapt.J c.
George Hall l.w.
Philip Stllcw l.d,
Ilavid Swanson r.d
.lose ph Keating' gr,
' THE SXASSXAMQINI H9732 '
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Back Row-Coach Donahue, John Corkery, Boyd Snell, Sebastian Angelo, Harry
Third Row-Walter Bell, Carlo Bianchi. Richard Trum, Howard Burbidge, Rob-
ert Rohnstock, John Doherty, Joseph Horan,
Second Row-Arthur Hughes. Francis Carey, John Hladick, Robert Hale, Richard
Robbins, Captain, Franklin King, Eugene Foley, Michael Quatrale.
Front Row--Howard Hall, Joseph Angelo, Albert Woodward, Joseph Grassey. Reg-
Natick High was again represented by
a fine group of ball tossers on the diamond
this year. With only three veterans pres-
ent to play this, two of them pitchers,
practically the entire team was "given".
However, a good pitching staff was as-
sured, with Capt. Richard Robbins and
John Hladick ready to toe the mound.
The other lone veteran was "Eddie" Mann,
last year's second sacker.
Although Natick was not blessed with
much veteran material, all neighboring
schools were well fortiiied with experi-
enced performers and a great deal of
reserve strength. Due to these facts the
Natick schedule took on an appearance
which was all but inviting.
However, Coach Donahue worked hard
with the boys who reported for practice
every day after school, and succeeded in
developing some fine ball players. Start-
ing out with a' bang, by playing four
games the first week of the scheduled sea-
son, the Red and Blue warriors gathered
in three wins. The next few games found
the boys in a slumn. But after getting
over this, the boys succeeded in knockini!
off plenty of their opponents.
Capt. Robbins p.
"Joe" Horan c.
"Art" Hughes lb. "Chubby" Bianchi
"Jerra" Carey 2b, Harry Hall
"Eddie" Mann 3b. "Reg" TYilliamson
Frank King s.s. "Fat" Woodward
"Gene" Foley l.f. "Dick" Trum
"Bob" Hale c.f. Vfalter Bell
John Hladick r.f. "Bill" Johnson
"Howie" Burbidge util. John Rotchford
' TIME SASSAMQN H973 '
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Hladick, John Qcaptainj
Mann, Edward lCaptainJ
Zieko, Peter fCaptainJ
Green, Harry fManagerJ
Robbins, Richard, fCaptainj
Corkery, Helen fCaptainJ
President, Brenton Gordon
Secretary, Irene Cartier
President, Thomas Bruneau
Secretary, Antonio Marciano
S. O. S. CLUB
President, John Keating
Secretary, Dorothea Sunderland
LE CIRCLE FRANCAIS
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Back Row-Lillian Topham, Harry Green, Helen Connolly, Sydney White, Mary
Third Row-Andrew Bismark, Hazel Hurst, VVilliam Johnson, Virginia Guthric,
Ferdinand Schaller, Harriet Keniston.
Second Row-Dorothy Charlton, David Hamilton, Winifred Blanchard, Joseph
Grassey, Margaret Loring, John Mitchell.
Front Row-Mr. Gardner, Virginia Nicholson, Russell Hardigan, Irene Cartier.
The Student Council was organized a
few weeks after school opened. The group
consisted of two representatives from each
home room. At the first meeting the fol-
low officers were elected:
The Council's first duty was suoervisiig
the election of The Sassamon Board.
This year the Council drew un a Hand-
book of a Code of Ethics. This promises
to be a very useful thing to the incomin:
In February two delegates from the
Council attended the Student Council
Convention, in Springfield.
The Council has also supervised the care
of the lunch-room during the lunch perioil.
Among the new ideas perpetrated was
the reading' of the minutes of each meet-
ing in the home rooms, the day following
the meeting, thus keeping the students in
closer contact with the Council.
A radio for the Gym was introduced by
the Council, but it was decided that an
electric Victrola was better suited to our
We sincerely hope next ycar's Council
will carry on the good work done thiS
' THE SASSAMCDN H9732 '
Standing-William Warren, Robert Fiske, Perl Kinsman, Daniel Davis, Richard
Casey, Miss Irene Wilson, Coach, Joseph Hurd, Elizabeth DeGrasse, Arthur
Thayer, Jane Bronkie, Edward Mann, Brenton Gordon,
Seated--Alta Densmore, Elizabeth Baker.
THE SENIOR PLAY
':New Brooms" was presented by the
on February 11 and 12,
Class of 1932,
in the Coolidgre Junior High School Audi-
dealt with the
story. by Frank Craven,
troubles too often found
in the American business man's home.
Mr. Thomas Bates, Sr., portrayed by
"Dick" Casey, and his son. ably played
by "Joe" Hurd, disagree on business
methods, the modern young' lady and
modern social life. Tom, Jr., is just out
of college and is anxious to prove several
of his theories. The climax is reached
when son and dad exchange places for
one year. Tom's former friends, his sis-
ter, Ethel fAlta Densmorelg her beau,
P.-Xfil-I l ll"l"'.'-'I' WU
"Wally" fR0bert Fiskeig Tom's fiancee,
Florence fBetty Bakerlg her cousin,
George Morrow f"Ed" Mannjg Simpson
fBre:1ton Gordoni, and Nelson fWilliam
VVarrenJ, change their opinions of this
"fine young man", when he becomes a
matter-of-fact business man. His house-
keeper, Jerry lEIizabeth DeGrasseJg the
butler, Williams fArthur Thayerl, and Mr.
Kneeland, business advisor fDaniel Davisl,
all stay to help young "Tom" along.
After pursuing his chosen course for
the year, Tom finds he is just a chip off
he old block anyhow, and thinqs come to
pleasant climax when he marries Jerry.
The stage work was well done, and ap-
preciated. The class Will always be grate-
ful to Miss Wilson, Mr. Cronan, Miss
Ratsey, Mr. Peterson, and Miss Mann, for
their heaity cooperation.
' THE SASSAMQINI H9732 '
Back Row-Richard Balzarini, Margaret Nugent, Eunice Viles, Daniel Davis,
Beatrice Dillon, James Smith, Miss Wilson.
Third Row-Eleanor McCormick, George Hume, Emma Nichols, VVarren Bedford,
Vivian Arnold, Joseph Horan, Alta Densmore.
Second Row-Francis Collins, Agnes Lane, W'illiam VVarren, Elizabeth Baker.
Edward Mann, Phyllis Grant,
Front Row-Mary Bond, Brenton Gordon, Irene Cartier, Thomas Bruneau.
THE DRAMATIC CLUB
In September of this year, under the
guidance of our dramatic coach, Miss Irene
Wilson, a Dramatic Club was organized,
with Brenton Gordon, President, and Irene
Cartier, Secretary-Treasurer. The pur-
poses of the club were three-fold. First,
an opportunity to act in playsg secondly, a
study of stage management, and lastly, to
help the school wherever and whenever
In all three the club has achieved suc-
cess. On an October evening it presented
a Hallowe'en Dance. and during intermis-
sion a well-staged performance of Ade's
"Speaking To Father" was given,
At the Christmas Assembly the club
presented "Why the Chimes Rang."
Cheerful co-operation within the club.
plus clever coaching, brought more plaud-
its from the school. The club then recon-
ditioned the scenery for the Senior Play.
rendering valuable assistance to the Senior
"The Trysting Place," by Booth Tark-
ington, was presented at a spring assem-
bly, bringing the final curtain on a great
first-year! The club will miss its Senior
members. who have contributed so much
to its success, but we wish them well and
hope the Sophomore Class will bring us
many promising actresses and actors.
' THE SXASSAMCDN Il97352 '
Jada Row-Richard Balzarini. Phillip Sellew. Robert Riddell. Daniel Davis, Anthony
Front Row-Richard Casey. Dimitri Petro, Edward Meek, Grace Lacrosse.
This year the band has reached the goa.
for which they have been striving' for the
last three years and that is to have a Sen-
r High School Band. This arrangement
s sure In brove most satisfz1Ct01'v, as the
Junior High Band will be able to
at-umies each year. which oetur
rufluatien, Mr. Burke. the popular band
leewieix has been largely responsible for
Ti 1- bzizid hu- sriven fini- progrzinis at
hr- f'f'f'ibr.ll giirm-s 'luring the past year
2-Q ii f.-.'-Trl: 11' the l-'ruminzhnni-Natick
:mn in +--pref-iz1llj,' r.ffte'.v1f1tlij.'.
'lie zlrzunl elfmztx carrie when the bzliifl
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performance of the band. The proceeds
of this concert are to be used to DUl'Cl13S3
As in pret-erling years our musicians
asain got together and, under the direc-
tion of Miss Eldridge. formed one of the
best orchestras ever tb represent the High
School, The crowds that attended the
joint entertainment presented by the
Glee Club unrl the fll'CllL'Qtl'Li can testify
to this fact.
The orchestra, which is composed of
eighteen members, bt-sieies presenting: the
fntartziinnieiit with the Glee Club. hits
lwoviderl niusie :it the Senior Plzxv und
l1zxs fivened up the assemblies with suit-
able musical progruiiis.
' TIHIE SASSAMQN H9732 '
Anthony Marciano, Alta Densmore, Edward Meek, Richard Balzarini
This year the String Quartet was or-
ganized with Richard Balzarini, Anthony
Marciano, Alta Densmore, and Edward
Meek. They have made several public ap-
pearances this year. They entertained the
Superintendents' and Principals' Associa-
tion, at the VVellesley Inn, in January:
the members of the Federated Church, at
East Natick. in Februaryg the Junior High
School. at Woburng the Natick Catholic
XYomans' Club, and the Wayland Parent-
Teachers' Association, in April,
In May they entertained the Dover High
School and furnished the music for th:
nurses' graduation at the Leonard Morse
They have also been the Quests of the
Beacon School, in Wellesley Hills, and the
Natick IYomans' Club. at C'UllL'LAl'tF Q'iV9N
by professional string quartets.
Miss Eldrid,qe accompanied them on
each appearance. The music of Washing-
ton's Day was most appropriately pre-
Each of us retains certain fond mem-
ories of happy occasions enjoyed at our
High School, but memories of the S. O. S.
Football Dance are dear to all of us. ffl
we all enjoyed and partook ot' its trium-
Soft light-sweet music-happy, tinkl-
ing' laughter--oh, did ever inore carefree
tain John Hladick was feted for a job wel
doneg a new captain, "Bob" Hale. is start-
ed off with sincere good-wisbes.
The chaperons were: Miss Mann. Miss
Wildbur, Miss church, JIiss Wilson, Miss
Shannon. Mr. Sears, and Mr. Donahue,
toneful sound float on autumn air? Cap-
' TIME SASSAMCDN H9732 '
GLEE CLUB '
"TRIAL BY JURY"
Tryouts for the Glee Club were held
during the month of September. Early in
October 21 club was organized, with Hfty-
four members. The following officers
were elected: Thomas Bruneau, Presidentg
Joseph Penell. Vice-Presidentg Anthony
Marciano. Secretary-Treasurerg Beatrice
Dillon, John Mitchell, Executive Commit-
The club sponsored an assembly. early
in the year. This was their first public
A Washington program was presented
on April 7 and 8. This consisted of sev-
eral Washingon selections, and a Gilbert
K Sullivan operetta, "Trial By Jury".
Judge Thomas Bruneau
Plaintiff Betty Baker
Defendant Joseph Angelo
Counsel for the Plaintiff Edward Liscombe
Usher Anthony Marciano
Foreman of the Jury Warren Bedford
First Bridesmaid Mary Barley
Jury, Spectators, Bridesmaids. '
Scene: A Court of Justice.
Meetings were discontinued in May, so
that the time might be spent in prepara-
tion for graduation.
' TI!-JE SASSAMCDN IIQ3 '
S. O. S. CLUB
Back ROW-Jane Bronkie, Margaret Nugent, Dorothy Prime, Winifred Blanchard,
Second Row-Miss Mann, Betty Lucey, Dorothy Thayer. Beatrice Healey, Roma
Wright, Lauretta Gauthier, Eleanor Mullen. Frona Tupper.
Front Row-Josephine Ghetti, Frances Garvin, Anna Garvin, Mary Bond, Margaret
Sims, Elizabeth Baker.
S. O. S. CLUB
When twenty girls band together. under
the sisterly guidance of a friendly advis-
or, things are bound to happen. When
twenty N. H. S. girls formed an S. O. S.
Club and chose Miss Mann for an adviser,
things did happen!
The Club has been a helping hand to
the school all year, they provided Christ-
mas Boxes of their own, they aided the
Dramatic Club in costuming their per-
formances, they aided the Senior Play
Candy Committee and well, we're just
stopping because we haven't room!
The highlight of their achievements rests
in the Football Dance. Picture a Decem-
ber evening, a full moon, a bright, clear
sky, crispy air. From out of our halls
fioats the dashing, dancing rhythm of the
Jazz Orchestra-merry voices echoing
upon the still air. No need to go on, it
was that festive occasion which all remem-
ber, and none can ever forget, the S. O. S.
There were no Blue Mondays in our
High School this year, for Mondays were
Sunset Dance Days. These afternoon
dances met increasing popularity all year,
despite the depression.
Music was furnished by "Dick" Balzar-
ini and his N. H. S. Jazz Band. At one
dance or another during the year the
versatile "Dick" has furnished every one
of us with his favorite tempo, tune, or
During the year dances were run by
The Sassamon, the Dramatic Club, Debat-
ing Society. French Club, Hockey
Basketball teams, the Orchestra, and the
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Back Row-John Keating, Francis Barnicle.
Front Row-Grace Feeley, Agnes Lane, Dorothea Sunderland.
THE DEBATING CLUB
The Debating Club failed to win the cup
again this year, only because there were
no League Debates. By mutual agree-
ment. the League closed competition for
That, however, failed to stop our sterl-
ing' speakers, for they presented Assembly
Debates during' the earlier part of the
year. In December a debate was held
with Swampscott, on the subject: "Re-
solved, That Trial By Jury Should Be
Abolishedn. Later in the Spring, we de-
bated with Norwood on the question: "Re-
solved: That Every Community Should
Have Some Form of Compulsory Unem-
ployment Insurancen. The Natickites,
upholding' the affirmative, lost a close de-
cision. Our speakers were splendid, how-
ever, and deserve every bit of commenda-
tion that can be given the loser, without
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detracting- from the qualities of the
The membership of the club is largely
Junior, so that they will take the cup for
us again next year, with this roster of
orators to draw from: John Keating,
Dorothea Sunderland, Agnes Lane, Grace
Feeley, and Charles Mills.
The Club brought honor to this school
when the school, because of its fine de-
baters, was asked to procure two speakers
for the High School Principals' Conven-
tion, The places were open to the entire
student body, but two Club members, Ag-
nes Lane and Charles Mills, were elected to
represent their school. Their performance
was so satisfactory, that instead of their
trying' to live up to the school's reputation,
we fear we'll have to live up to theirs.
Miss Shannon again coached the Club,
and we are confident that as long as she
does, we will have a splendid group-and
we strongly suspect that if the League
should have a Faculty Debate, our com-
bined opponents would not conquer
' THE SASSAMON IIQ732 '
Back Row-Mark Slamin, Jeanette Lovejoy, George Thompson, Arthur Hughes,
Richard Robbfns, Dorothy Thayer, Holt Monaghan.
Fourth Row-John Rotchford, Winifred Blanchard, Edward Mann, Phyllis Roach,
John Keating, Beatrice Dillon, John Mackin, Jean Borden,
Third Row-George Hall, Ruth MacDonald, Virginia Hail, Harold Potter, Virginia
Nicholson, Josfph Angelo, Hazel Hurst, William Johnson, Mary McGowan.
Robert Gassett. Mary Bond.
i-'ront Row-Miss Wildbur, Margaret Nugent, Jane Bronkie, Brenton Gordon, Irene
Cartier, Miss Shannon, Elizabeth Dc-Grasse, Mr. Sears.
SASSAM ON BOARD
This year The Sassamon appropriately
celebrated its Twentieth Anniversary by
bringing to Natick the Third Prize in the
Columbia Press Association.
In 1912 our Sassamon started as a 111212-
azine issued four times yearly by the
students. The magazine was largely fle-
voted to sports and short stories. cuts were
unknown. As time passed, the school
grew and the scope of the magazine grew
with it. In 1928 The Sassamon Board
voted to change the style of The Sassamon.
It was decided to issue a paper, containing
all school news, eight times during the
school year, and to issue a magazine, the
Senior Year Book, annually.
From 1928, until the present year, The
Sassamon has grown by leaps and bounds.
The line paper of the last two years is
largely due to the splendid cooperation
and direction we have had from Miss Shan-
non and Mr. Sears.
The Board proved that it could do more
than issue a paper in April when it pre-
sented The Sassamon Dance. With over
a hundred couples in attendance, all en-
joying themselves, one of the social high-
lights of the season passed in a few short
hours. Next year's board, we hope, will
go further and bring home the First Prize.
The following comprise this year's staff:
Editors-in-Chief: Irene Cartier, Brenton
Gordon: Associate Editors: William John-
son, Mary McGann.
Literary Editor: Jane Bronkieg Assist-
ant Lite1'ary Editor: Winifred Blanchard.
Business Manager: Margaret Nugent,
Assistant Business Managers: Dorothy
' THE SXASSXAMON H9732 '
Thayer, Phyllis Roache, John Keating.
Art Editor: Elizabeth DeGrasseg Assist-
ant Art Editor: Ruth MacDonald.
Advertising Managers: Seniors, Mary
Bond. Richard Casey, Juniors, Virginia
Nicholson, Harold Potter, Sophomores,
Harriet Keniston, Jackson Wignot.
News Editors: Seniors, Beatrice Dillon,
Arthur Hughes, Juniors, Eleanor McCor-
mick, Holt Monaghan, Sophomores, Hazel
Hurst, John Rotchford.
Subscription Editors: Seniors, Jean
Borden, George Hall, Joseph Keating,
Jeanette Lovejoy: Juniors, Virginia Hall,
Margaret Nugent, Joseph Penell, George
Thompsong Sophomores, Joseph Angelo,
John Mackin, Phyllis Roache, Dorothy
Athletic Editors: Girls, Esther Shea:
Boys, Edward Mann.
Joke Editors: Senior, Richard Robbins:
Junior, Mark Slamin, Sophomore, John
Exchange Editor: Irene Neale.
Faculty Advisers: Miss Shannon, Mr.
Sears, Miss Wildbur.
LE CIRCLE FRANCAIS
The French Club organized at the begin-
ning of the year, under the direction of
Miss Mabel Dyer, and elected the follow-
ing officers: Frances Halpin, president:
Anna Bacigalupo, Vice-President, Agnes
Lane, Secretary and Treasurer.
There are nineteen pupils in the club,
who are taking either second or third-
year French, and although this is nOt a
very large number, someone once said,
"quality, not quantity, counts",
Early in the term the members spon-
sored a Sunset Dance. The returns of
the dance went to buy French song books.
At all the meetings thereafter, which
were held every month, the club enjoyed
singing the quaint French songs, as well
as playing many amusing French games.
Miss Dyer also obtained two issues of "La
Vie", which were read in the club period.
The work of the club this past year has
been a very interesting form of instruc-
The Class of '32 held their reception in
the Natick Armory on the evening of
A reception was held from eight o'clock
until nine. After this, dancing was en-
joyed until midnight.
The affair was in charge of the follow-
ing committee: Bertha Doucette, Richard
Balzarini, Eunice Viles, Arthur Hughes,
Emma Nichols, Daniel Davis and Clifford
Miss E. Grace Church and Miss Mar-
garet Cellarius were the Faculty Advisers
and Miss Elva C. Coulter was chairman
of the evening.
THE JUNIOR PROM
Last year the Class of '32 began a "New
Era in Proms". Soft lights, sweet music
and air scented with the fragrance of
flowers brought every one into that mel-
low, wholesome mood, which all enjoy-
and never tire of.
The Class of '32 began that era--the
Class of '33 speedily brought it to its peak.
The WLOE Orchestra, under the direction
of Sid Clarke, furnished music-aye, we
might better term it heavenly tones in mod-
ern rhythm, Waltzes followed fox trots-
beginners vied with the keenest dancers--
oh, night of bliss!
Refreshments -intermission - dance-
pleasant chatter-Natick High had never
witnessed quite such a night. But we've
told a lot that will never be forgotten-
don't let us forget-and still thank-the
Junior Class and their two splendid advis-
ers-Miss Nutt and Miss Belliveau for a
happy, happy evening.
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