Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)

 - Class of 1932

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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. Brenton Gordon, Irene Cartier, Editors PAGE ONE TH E SASSAMCDINI H9732 Photo by Bachra MISS MABEL I. DYER TIM! E SASQSAMCDN H9732 Behinatiun 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. PAGE THRE HIGHLIGHTS bf 4lYOL?o2 L, I 4 54 aw L Q .. .. dw- J Gizmo ' Jufff, ,," ef ., ,ff , ' ' 1 H'-' r ' 5 ' 1 f If D ..MlKF. gil ' 2 "1 ""' - vw .Q P,qE5g0TT '. 25 1 m X v 'H 5' 4, 2 .1 Q i 3 ,V ' Q, 5 3: -3 ' ' ' i, - -0604 71110 C1-UU 5 A v W ' d T In 45 if , XXX f , " - H ' f 7715 L0 ! yi IY6 AND Tyg 6456 C405 SHORT of ' K1 N XIL-ll, Q , x ., ,Q m 155' f . Q W5 , "AQ2,fff'ff ' 5 .. 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Coleridfgge-Taylor Class of 1932 Mildred Ware-Accompanist Orchestra History Thomas Francis Bruneau Poem George Francis Hall Class Song Sebastian Angelo Class of 1932 Will Perl Leroy Kinsman 'Cello Solo, "The Rosary" Alta Densmore Nevin Prophecy 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 Student Athlete Clifford R. Hall Superintendent of Schools Awarding of Anna F. Goodnow Scholar- ship 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 Recessional William Henry Johnson. Marshal High School Orchestra GRADUATION PROGRAM Processional, Triumphal March from "Aida" Verdi High School Orchestra Salutatory Arthur Langford Thayer Selection, "Nightfall In Granada" Bueno Class of 1932 Mildred Ware-Accompanist Essay, "Patent Injustice" Peter Zicko Soprano Solo, "Peter Pan" Elizabeth Ann Baker Essay, "Magazine Covers" Irene Frances Neale Stickles PAGE FIVE ' TIME SASSAMCDN H9732 ' Yiolin Solo, "Hejre Kati", Scene from the Czarda Jeno Hubay Richard Balzarini Yaledictory Eunice Viles Presentation of Diplomas George F. Ritter Fhairman of School Committee Alma Mater Lucile Nichols, 1926 Class of 1932 Recessional William Henry Johnson, 1933, Marshal High School Orchestra ORATION 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. l'Af2l'l SIX 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 Elisa HI TORY, 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 days. 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". ' THE SASSAMQN H973 ' 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 year. 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 never forget. 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 dance? 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- asm. 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 Boston-Worcester Turnpike. PAGE SEVEN ' THE SASSAMCDN H9732 ' 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 lite. Thomas Bruneau. H435 . By George Hall Sophomores,-Juniors,-Seniors now, 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 tears. 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, l',i'xfil'l l'IIf2H'l' CLASS WILL 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 Laboratory. 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 erasers. To Miss Shannon we bequeath the Debating Cup, and another prize-winning Sassamon Board. 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- rooms. Among' those concerned: Lloyd Prescott leaves his privilege of a five-day week-end to Dorothy Messom. "Joe" Keating bequeaths to John ' THE SASSAMQN H9732 ' 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 avoid injuries. 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 too weighty. 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 document, fSignedj Perl Kinsman Witnessed by: Edith Nutt Betty Baker :IES Piuriittt Place: 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 turns, saying: Betty: May I help you? Eddie: Are you the proprietor of' this shoppe? 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. aren't you? Eddie: Where'd you hear that name he- fore? 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? Eddie: 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. PAGE NINE ' THE SASSAMCDN H932 ' have you? How did you get 'way out here? 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 classmates then. 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? I'AfH'I 'l'I'IN 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 time. Eddie: Where did you get all the inform- ation? Betty: I had a letter from Barbara Carr. Eddie: What is Barbara doing now? She used to be a great friend of Astrid Erlandsorfs. 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 Natick Kindergarten. 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 do? 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 GRADUATES Ii 51, btuhent Enhzrning QBffirers CLASS OFFICERS Russell Hardigzun, President John Hladick, Vice-President Brenton Gordon. Secretary Philip Sellew, Treasurer ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Russell Hardigan, President STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS Russell Hardigan, President Richard Casey, Vice-President Irene Cartier, Secretary Terrance Townsend, Treasurer SENIOR EXECUTIVE BOARD Russell Hardigan John Hladick Brenton Gordon Philip Sellew Jane Bronkiq Dorothy Wright Robert Fiske PAGE ELEVEN ' THE SASSAMQN H9732 ' l Qtlass Q9fficers 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. EDWARD ANDERSON "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. SEBASTIAN ANGELO 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 nn. 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 Committee 3. 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 knows. Basketball 2, Dramatic Club 43 French Club 2: Memorial Program 23 Christmas Program 3: "Why the Chimes Rang" 43 Class Day Usher 3. PAGE THIRTEEN THE SASSAMCDINI H9732 ' fi U' . iV.,Jf,5. Hi fl 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 Natick High. 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 BORDEN 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 Club 4. 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 good. JANE BRONKIE 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 Barrymore. Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Operetta 2, 3. PAGE FIFTEEN 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, Poster, 4. 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, "Dick"'? 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. ' TIUIIE SXXSSAMQN IIC732 ' 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 among us, 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 the class. PHYLLIS CHURCH "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 commercial world. 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 Jazz Band. 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 Rang". 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. PAGE SEVENTEEN 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 horn. 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. ALTA DENSMORE 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 activities. 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 without "Bea"? 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 DUFF 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 friend. 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 very popular. 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. PAGE NINETEEN ' THE SASSAMCDN H9732 ' N'l Y 1 .ig r. 36- 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 FELTUS 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 Committee. 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 his wake, 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- ask Norwood! Basketball 4. 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. PAGE TWENTY-ONE THE SASSAMCDN H9732 ' N'l'Y-TWU 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 outside. 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- nents. 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 success. 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 VVill! Glee Club 4g Operetta 43 Junior Prom Comf- mittee 45 Senior Play Committee 4g Senior Play 4. 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. MARGARET LORING "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. PAGE TWENTY-THREE IME SASSIAMCDN HC732 ' 'V' ,f Z' 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. "Bon-chance", Cliff. 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 that Dodge-l Hockey 3, 4g Baseball 3, 4 managerg Track 2. 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 "Duke"! 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 Assembly 1. 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. ' THE SASSAMCDN H9732 ' 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 much luck. 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 typewriting class. PAGE TWENTY-FIVE ' THE SASSAMQN IIQ732 ' PAGE 'l'lNl'IN'l'Y-SIX 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- mittee 3. 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 Committee 4. 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. ' THE SASSAMQN N732 ' 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 Leader 4. MELBA SIMMONS 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. Football 45 Hockey 45 Track 45 Senior Play Committees 4. PAGE TWENTY-SEVEN Tl-JIE SASSAMCDN H5732 ' ..,,. PAH ve - -f -'y:.f--. In 'l' W l-1N'I'Y-lilfi ll'l' l'Li" ",hii!,f"s...1ili 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 might undertake. Glee Club 45 Operetta 43 Dramatic Club 43 French Club 25 Commercial Club 35 Assembly Program 2. 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. IVIMIE SASSAMOINI H9732 ' WILLIAM WARREN "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 Committees 4. 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. DOROTHY WRIGHT 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- mittee 4. PETER ZICKO "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. PAGE TWENTY-NINE 9i0iC9iC9 C9 1 ,ii iii lil9 61iK iiiiii iii! 1 fi- i X, - .., - ,. . . .-benim , C f C U C,'1lfip1, l !i1DiCfiCii191C9 CiiC9i1f I Mild 'I HHCTY idiil !i4 9iC9iGiiC9i1 916318310 liC9i1ii4lil- " "' W' xx er lass- . .. 51, l5 l f l f C 'l K, l 5 Cf lf U f 1 f C, C, l PAGE THIRTY-ONE ' THE SASSAMCDN H973 ' CLASS PROPHECY fContinued from Page Tenj 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 other! 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 every minute. 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 "Tupper Twisters". 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 them, Eddie: They were featured at the Colon- ial Theatre, when I was in Natick. Betty: Isn't Ruth Colburn selling tickets there? Eddie: Yes, and Betty Egan is managing The Mickey Mouse Club. Walter Maloney, the "little fixer", is the manager of the Natick Arena. 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 PAGE 'l'HlR'I'Y-TWO 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 Exchange? 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- sion. Betty: Have you seen "Peg" Loring lately? 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 Braves. 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 ' THE SASSXSXMCDINI H973 ' 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 erected. 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 Wellesley. 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 office. 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 year. 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 librarian. 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- port. 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 o'clock. Betty: That reminds me. What time is it? 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". SALUTATORY 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 PAGE THIRTY-THREE ' iii-ilk SASSAMCDINI IIC7322 "' extension schools of various kinds were mentioned. My friends, indirectly for have already consideration in vain. The straighten the selves, but if furthering of 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 VALEDICTORY 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 PAGE 'l'llllt'l'Y-l"0UR 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 courageous spirit. 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. Eunice Viles. p-s lin: ff!! A V .,X,lll:i-li ur' FD l- IEE., gf p 1 " , O 1 s PATENT INJUSTICE 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 their discoveries". 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 before cepted. 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 paid. 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 granted. 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 PAGE THIRTY-FIVE ' THE SASSAMCDN IIC732 ' 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 Work. 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 be created. The prospect of these changes taking place, however, seems no better than remote. 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 PAGE 'l'HlR'l'Y-SIX 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 as fB150,000. 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 of industry. Peter Zicko. ' TIME SASSAXMCDN H9322 ' MAGAZINE CGVERS 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 money. 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 PAGE THIRTY-SEVEN ' THE SASSAMCDN H5732 ' 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- ing happening. 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 I'AG!'I 'l'HlR'l'Y-I'IlGH'l 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- zine illustrators, Irene Neale. ' 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: PRO MERITO Viles, Eunice Thayer, Arthur Densmore, Alta Neale, Irene Sellew, Philip Arnold, Vivian Simmons, Melba Loring, Margaret Scott, Mary Gordon, Breton Nichols, Emma Allen, Isabel Bruneau, Thomas HONORS Lever, Marjorie Bronkie, Jane Genevicz, Ludvick Casey, Richard Godsoe, Catherine Cartier, Irene Zicko, Peter Bond, Mary Duff, Christine Dillon, Beatrice Hardigan, Russell Jackson, George Riddell, Robert Fiske, Robert Damon, Kenneth Tupper, Frona Mann, Edward Mr. Roy W. Hill Mr. Edward N. White Miss Elva C. Coulter Mr. Harold C. Sears Mr. Clayton E. Gardner Miss Miss Miss Miss Miss Miss Miss Miss Miss Mabel I. Dyer E. Grace Church Edith M. Nutt Elizabeth G. Murphy Irene Wilson 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 PAGE THIRTY-NINE P OXRTS X IT Tr-Kms ?, 'IRM Wjomqw , '?LAC'EYoK3 K Q-N f ' Em fx JoaNr1Y V 4 1 N 5 N ' Q I -TRuc.K f 3 9 5. 4, lv A 'lion iff! 5 X124 . J nBfC'lf " ff I RAW! ?obbm5 n RAHAQM U ,. Cx D Qing TOM 3 NA NN EST SHEA No can-rea? r-mo muon .,. 2 Cfffff? Z X Qs, A fix f gl A N QT' ' W 1. QV! " .W X- 1 f. 2 5 " X 1? lb " 4, fifiif X Hfqripoffgfafv' E' A 4 4 V 5 ,, fp i Ev 1 'Zn -Q 1 , f on uARvf?,nN ,gsvsvenesff-P 4- E -C, - :mf i -fn! C - ' --..f.. 1 QT-T 4 2? V ni LVS 9 1 'wi I i1u.lx.:.v' FOOTBALL Captain, John Hladiek Manager, James Delaney BOYS' BASKETBALL Captain, Edward Mann Manager, Harry Green GIRLS' BASKETBALL Captain, Helen Corkery Manager, Josephine Ghetti TRACK Manager, George Fay BASEBALL Captain, Ric-hard Robbins Manager, Harry Green GOLF Captain, George Hall Mz1nag'er, Joseph Estella HOCKEY Captain, Peter Zicko Manager, Walter Maloney TENNIS Manager, Robert Gasgett PAGE FORTY-ONE ' THE SXASSAMCDN H973 L 1 FOOTBALL 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. FOOTBALL 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 elevens. 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, l',V2I'l l'Off'l'Y-'l'VK'U 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- wrenched arm. 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 so. 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 BOYS' BASKETBALL 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, Russell Hardigan. BOYS'BASKETBALL 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, PAGE FORTY-THREE ' 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 SGZISOH. Without doubt, the boys set up a re- markable re:-ord, and much credit must be given both the boys and Coach Don- ahue. 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. SEASON'S RECORD 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 32 518 292 PAGE l"OR'l'Y-l"0llR LINEUPS First Team Second Team Edward Mann 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 TRACK 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 man. Several dual meets were held with neighboring schools, in which Natick made a very fair showing for its first year at this sport. .. .T T, GOLF 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 Mr. Arnold. ' THE SASSAMQN H9732 ' GIRLS' BASKETBALL Back Row-Miss Hogan, Dorothy Hedderig, Josephine Ghetti. front Row-Margaret Nugent, Dorothy Wright, Helen Corkery, Veronica White, Esther Shea. GIRLS' BASKETBALL 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: Jan. Jan. 15-Wellesley 28-Sacred Heart, Newton Feb. 11-Needham 16-Westboro 19-Framingham Feb Feb. Feb. 25-Westboro 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- nents' 241. The varsity team follows: Dorothy Hed- derig, Esther Shea, Veronica White, Helen Corkery, Dorothy Wright and Margaret Nugent, 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 24 137 89 PAGE FORTY-FIVE ' THE SXAXSSAMCDN H5732 L' HOCKEY 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. HOCKEY SEASON 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 Natick The boys were handicapped by lack of Natick ice to practice on, throughout the entire Natick Natick season, which makes their showing' moie remarkable. 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 "Dick" CZIVUY, Waltr-r Malorey was our manager. l.UH'L lUii'l'Y-SIX ' 'S RECORD Framingham Wayland Concord Norwood VVellesley VVellesley Wayland Framingham Concord Norwood LINEUPS First Team 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, Second Team Walter Hayes Robert Fiske Willie" Warren Robert Riddell Richard Casey Nickerson ' THE SXASSXAMQINI H9732 ' l "" f'7" L A. -A '- X11 of uae'-... BASEBALL Back Row-Coach Donahue, John Corkery, Boyd Snell, Sebastian Angelo, Harry Green, Manager. 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- inald Williamson, BOYS' BASEBALL 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. LINEUPS Second Team "Bob" Rhonstock "Busty" Angelo First Team 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 PAGE FORTY-SEVEN ' TIME SASSAMQN H973 ' atick leigh Qrhuul letter wen FOOTBALL Angelo, Joseph Beirne, James Bianchi, Carlo Casey, Richard Davis, Daniel Day, Walter Delaney, James Doherty, John Fay, George Fiske, Robert Foley, Eugene Gavin, Walter Goodwin, Leonard Grady, James Green, Harry Hale, Robert Hardigan, Russell Hladick, John Qcaptainj Hopf, i1Vesley Hughes, Arthur Marciano, Tony McNichols, Joseph Palladino, Tony Penell, Joseph Quatrale, Michael Roberts, George Robbins, Richard Rogers, Robert Rotchford, Joseph Rotchford, John Sabean, Nelson Saviano, Ralph Slamin, Mark Swanson, David Thayer, Arthur BAND Branagan, Robert Bruneau, Norman Everett, Joseph Parrinello, Joseph Petro, Dimitri Troccolo, Guy PAGE l"Ult'l'Y-EIGHT BASKETBALL Angelo, Joseph Bismark, Andrew Burbidge, Howard Carey, Francis Collins, Francis Fay, George Gavin, Walter Green, Harry Hale, Robert Hardigan, Russell Hladick, John Hughes, Arthur Johnson, William Mann, Edward lCaptainJ Palli, Arthur Penell, Joseph Roberts, George Snell, Boyd Thompson, Austin Thompson, George Wignot, Jackson ,il- HOCKEY Casey, Richard Daly, Preston Davis, Daniel Fiske, Robert Genevicz, Ludvick Hall, George Hayes, Walter Keating, Joseph Maloney, Walter Riddell, Robert Rotchford, Joseph Sellew, Philip Swanson, David Warren, William Zieko, Peter fCaptainJ BASEBALL Angelo, Joseph Angelo, Sebastian Bell, Walter Bianchi, Carlo Burbidge, Howard Carey, Francis- Foley, Eugene Green, Harry fManagerJ Hale, Robert Hall, Howard Hladick, John Horan, Joseph Hughes, Arthur Johnson, William King, Franklin Mann, Edward Rhonstock., Robert Robbins, Richard, fCaptainj Rotchford, John Trum, Richard Williamson, Reginald Woodward, Albert GIRLS' BASKETBALL Bryan, Virginia Corkery, Helen fCaptainJ Felch, Priscilla Ghetti, Josephine Gray, Marjorie Hedderig, Dorothy Hladick, Helen Nugent, Margaret Pansieri, Wilhelmina Prime, Dorothy Shea, Esther Sims, Margaret Trudel, Anna White, Veronica Wright, Dorothy Wright, Roma " 5 CT E Wiwi iiilil STUDENT COUNCIL SENIOR PLAY DRAMATIC CLUB President, Brenton Gordon Secretary, Irene Cartier STRING QUARTET GLEE CLUB President, Thomas Bruneau Secretary, Antonio Marciano S. O. S. CLUB DEBATING President, John Keating Secretary, Dorothea Sunderland SASSAMON SENIOR RECEPTION LE CIRCLE FRANCAIS SUNSET DANCES JUNIOR PROM ORCHESTRA BAND "TRIAL BY JURY" PAGE FORTY-NINE O OT LIGHTS " 'Si rr f fi , .V'SF--K p X1 P Ng: ff uv' In -V., 4' .X XV f T. , ',fl' 7 Q' . : ' N 77 wnro '5 4 fixes! , W 'ff-5 P SML ffm NJ!! 'q ? A Q f' x .puff 6455! . 3 " Xi A5- ,. , , 0 fof H 40 1 YARN? A5 V 55 A76 54 TE! DM " af, rc- J Jff 1 F'5y4lIa.c'3, , 1' fjff ' 'Q 5 ' Af' UZ ' 05afrA.s.s-5 -- A J' H ffffff y .44 .f o 0 - A gi I-NH! 77rf Cami!! R445 'B S Jfwvfrma ra f.4m.fff" ' 1 ay ' 'H 1. viii' f0RAMf1Tfc CL uaj E ,I - - ff .Aa . WAJH6:67dN ,ag . Q Ffrffvc,-f CL U0 j M, 1 f - 1 :asp we wnsffmo row " X' Gy ' ' Q, ,B H 16165 CL U aj n6fr7,v dfvffii AJ , 7?v.s .Iuaaf 775 '014f7V7'7:" I "10uAxZWg1 .fu 'I 75M h5ffafYf4 0 45 ga 5 14 ff JTJCAINGJP -!'--5-zum, -' I in E I ,fn I 1 Il .X 5 A IE J f -B fo0 DIONI7' fda rvarfcfy , ,, . nz Afro Tw'-1 ' lllellle H932 ' STUDENT COUNCIL Back Row-Lillian Topham, Harry Green, Helen Connolly, Sydney White, Mary McGann. 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. Richard Casey. STUDENT COUNCIL 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: President-Russell Hardigan Vice-President-Richard Casey Secretary-Irene Cartier Treasurer-William Warren 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: Sophomores. 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 needs. We sincerely hope next ycar's Council will carry on the good work done thiS year. PAGE FIFTY-ONE ' THE SASSAMCDN H9732 ' l l i SENIOR PLAY 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 BROOMSW ':New Brooms" was presented by the on February 11 and 12, Class of 1932, in the Coolidgre Junior High School Audi- torium. This modern 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, Q 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 ' DRAMATIC CLUB 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 possible. 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 Class. "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. PAGE FIFTY-THREE bl lu ' THE SXASSAMCDN Il97352 ' JAZZ ORCHESTRA Jada Row-Richard Balzarini. Phillip Sellew. Robert Riddell. Daniel Davis, Anthony Marciano. Front Row-Richard Casey. Dimitri Petro, Edward Meek, Grace Lacrosse. This year the band has reached the goa. BAND l 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 till the throuuli rufluatien, Mr. Burke. the popular band leewieix has been largely responsible for this fievelrypnieiil. 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 i - I-Yi' fi ihl-fr 1-'rr' f'f- rt. Tiivj: hizfi 11- :xs- ' 'Z nr 4 ' flr. Xllltafg' Sinfth and h's if iwefi g'iwu'l'.' tv- the tin'- : ' 'r-341 li performance of the band. The proceeds of this concert are to be used to DUl'Cl13S3 new uniforms. ORCHESTRA 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 ' STRING QU.-XRTET Anthony Marciano, Alta Densmore, Edward Meek, Richard Balzarini STRING QUARTET 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 Hospital. 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- sented. FOOTBALL DANCE 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- phant gayfulness. 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, PAGE l"ll-'TY-l"IYE toneful sound float on autumn air? Cap- ll ' TIME SASSAMCDN H9732 ' GLEE CLUB ' "TRIAL BY JURY" GLEE CLUB 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- tee. The club sponsored an assembly. early in the year. This was their first public appearance. A Washington program was presented Q ruxoi-3 lfrlfrv-six on April 7 and 8. This consisted of sev- eral Washingon selections, and a Gilbert K Sullivan operetta, "Trial By Jury". The cast: 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, Phyllis Roach. 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. Football Dance. SUNSET DANCES 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 arrangement. During the year dances were run by The Sassamon, the Dramatic Club, Debat- ing Society. French Club, Hockey Basketball teams, the Orchestra, and the Band. and PAGE FIFTY-SEVEN ' THE SXASSAMQN H973 ' l DEBATING 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 one year. 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 VA!! li I-'Il"'l'Y-l'IlGH'l' detracting- from the qualities of the winner, 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 Natick. ' THE SASSAMON IIQ732 ' SASSAMON BOARD 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 PAGE FIFTY-NINE ' 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 Thayer. Athletic Editors: Girls, Esther Shea: Boys, Edward Mann. Joke Editors: Senior, Richard Robbins: Junior, Mark Slamin, Sophomore, John Nelson. 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. PAGE SIXTY 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- tive entertainment. -..,?TTT, SENIOR RECEPTION The Class of '32 held their reception in the Natick Armory on the evening of June 10. 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 Main, 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. .xx i 5 'A So J r L' 0 " P. :.3' T -lr., AA4 1 1- 8? N::: 1' ' 1 .T -s I 1 A 1 v- r .1 .fy ,. ' r , L I 44 r" Q 'PW' -r 44939 '6 'wife llc' 9' w +z,"v rv... K' 'Q . 'tio 'gy ff .,-. 1, A419 Cl it 'f-6,2 4. 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