Natick High School - Sassamon Yearbook (Natick, MA)
- Class of 1934
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The SASSAAWQN 1 1934
E. the Senior Class of 193-l, respectfully dedicate this.
our Year Book to our Principal, Mr. Roy XV. Hill.
Mr. Hill has been the. principal of our high school fo-1'
five years. During this time he has given whole-lieartedly
and earnestly of himself and of his time for the hetterment
of our school and the education of its scholars.
VVe sincerely wish him continued success as principal
of Natick High School for many happy years to come.
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CLASS OF '34
CLASS DAY PROGRAM
Processional Berthold Tours
High School Orchestra
Address of Welconie
Francis Joseph Carey
Alma Mater Lucite Nichols '26
Class of 1934
Recessional "Pomp and Chivalry" Roberts
Leo Bernard Carey, Marshal
High School Orchestra
Selection V "The Challgnge of Youth" Processional BeI,th0ldT0u1,S
Robelt Gibb enioi Choius High School Orchestra
Hlstory I b , Invocation Rev. Alfred XV. Birks
Reginald D. VV1ll1amson no N 1 t t
Q u a ory
Poem E I G t d E A+ 06 Jackson Everett Wignot
va n er ru e rns
Cl Son y 9 Violi Solo
ass g E1 rd C Me if
Words by Wentworth Qua tbl!-5 0 1 'V UPI E L Wa " B H
Music by Joseph Estella , 1 t .ssa "The Growth ot the Panama Canal
Class of 1934 is t by Maurice Featherman
Vvm X. I',CK 'A Ay "Radium"
Mary Flumces Gmeran '- KJ. John Francis Downing
Saxophone Selection "Ride Out on XVings of Songw
V Ioseph Peter Parrineuo Senior Chorus William Berwald
Hazel J Hurst Evalyn Gertrude Ernst
Address Franklin K. Smith
Andrew Paul Bismark
Awarding of Pro Merito Pins
Presentation of Coach's Cup to Best
Clifford R. Hall
Superintendent of Schools
Awarding of Anna F. Goodnow
Mrs. Harold S. Bennett
President of Natick Wo1nan's Club
lfresentation of Diplomas
Harold H. Johnson
Chairman of School Committee
Alma Mater Lucile Nichols '26
Class of 1934
Recessional "Pomp and Chivalry" Roberts
Leo Bernard Carey, Marshal
High School Orchestra
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NVe, the class of 1934. are met here to-
day to hold our Class Day Exercises, and
it is my pleasant duty as president to ex-
tend to you all, on behalf of the Class, a
most cordial and friendly welcome.
The goal toward which wc have steadily
been making our way these many years,
and which at times has seemed so remote,
is just before us now. Each one will have
his particular field of activity to enter
and each his particular goal to strive for.
ln a few short weeks the ties that bind us
here will be dissolved and the class will
be scattered far and near.
Here in Natick High School we have
made life-long friends, and so, although we
think of -our coming separation with re-
gret, we rejoice that many a friendship
formed here will gladden our lives for
years to come.
As we stand today at the parting of
ways, we find rising from deep down in
our hearts a grateful sense of obligation--
first to our parents, for it is to them that
we owe largely this opportunity for gain-
ing an education, then secondly, to our
teachers. who have guided us on our way.
They have done this we feel sure, not for
pecuniary gain to themselves, but with a
real desire to help us in the attainment of
that goal which we have set. We are well
aware of the fact that we have many hard-
ships to contend with, many obstacles to
climb and many hindrances to overcome,
but like good soldiers in a good cause we
must "Carry On!"
The steamship "Education" on which
we, thc tourists of '34 set sail three years
ago, has almost completed its cruise and is
once- again returning to her home port.
The passengers have bccn enchanted with
the wonderful sights and events of their
The ship anchored at the port of Natick,
we were taken to a large building where
we were told that it was worthwhile to
spend some time. We ran about explor-
ing the different rooms. The first week
confusion reigned as we tried to find our
way about. Wearily we sought our bunks
each night. Soon, however, we became
acquainted with every nook and corner.
At first we went about envying the tour-
ists who had booked passage bef-ore us,
who seemed to us very haughty and proud.
Some day near the end of our cruise we
would be as high and mighty, was the
thought that cheered us onward.
We noticed that we were n-ot all in-
terested in seeing the same sights. Some
tarried in rooms where'Latin, French and
German ideas were exhibited, going back
day after day as they became more and
more curious. In other rooms the clicking
of typewriters and other machines held
some fascinated. All of us see-med to
spend a part of every day at the English
exhibit, always finding something new.
During the second year of our cruise we
ventured on a, side trip. Some of the
earlier tourists were wearing curious rings
all alike, so we cruised along to a nearby
p-ort where we found some which would
distinguish us as a group. These rings al-
ways seemed on the move, being found on
different fingers as each month moved
We de-cided about this time to elect ship
officers as was the custom followed by our
superiors in the second year of their cruise.
Francis Carey was chosen Captain: Andrew
Bismark, 1st Mate, Hazel Hurst, Keeper
of the Log, and John Riotchford, Purser.
Because of this election, we tourists of '34
considered ourselves now on a par with
those earlier one's now called Seniors.
Then came the event which had been
keeping us all on edge for many weeks,
the Ship Prom. For this one night we left
behind us our steamship "Education,"
lying at anchor in the harbor. The air
about the large hall in which we were
gathered was filled with sweet music and
the sound of laughter. This night will go
The SMYSSVZIJWQXV : 1934
down on the log in the cabin as one of the
gayest and happiest events on our cruise.
The next issue of the ship's paper, the
Sassamon, featured this with the head-
lines "Ship Prom Huge Success."
Athletic teams were organized which
consumed much of our leisure time. Our
teams played against those of other ships
on similar cruises.
As was the custom on all cruises to sum
up what had been seen, so we gathered in
our different groups to find out how much
we knew. Each produced a travelogue,
but some were very much surprised to
find out how little they had discovered as
compared with others and resolved to use
their eyes to better advantage hereafter.
Returning from our summer vacation
cruise c-n which we had little work to do
we found that the tourists of '33 had
passed on to other ports and we were the
senior tourists now.
During the final year of our cruise our
athletes, with their standard "I Serve,"
received high recognition for their achieve-
ment. In the annual Thanksgiving Day
classic with our rival ship of education
"The Framingham," our football team rose
to great heights to hold our rival to a 0-0
tie. All our athletic teams were very suc-
There was a side trip which the football
men wanted very badly. Because the
finances of the ship were very low, it was
decided this side trip could not be afforded.
But the boys getting together with the
cooperation of the whole crew of the ship
staged a deck dance and basketball game
which raised the desired amount. This
trip was to a sweater factory where each
boy was presented with a souvenir in the
form of a sweater.
Again we left our steamship "Education"
anchored in the harbor while we enter-
tained our friends on shore with a play,
"Strawberry Kate." We were decidedly
successful in filling every seat in the house,
if resounding applause and enormous box-
oflice receipts are any test.
Now. as the ship heads toward our home
port we have mingled feelings of joy and
regret. Joy that we have successfully
completed our cruise and reg1'et that the
pleasant 'companionship must end. At the
home port we are to be given a great ova-
tion in the theatre, through the kindness
of Mrs. Harris. Then we must leave the
steamship "Education" to which we have
become almost inseparably attached hoping
at some time that we, the tourists of '34.
can be reunited in a 100 percent gathering
on board our Steamship "Education"
Our high school days are nearly o'er
The time has come to say
"Goodbye" to all, because we've come
To a parting of the way.
Weve had our Prom and Senior l-'lay
Our loved Mid-years are through.
And now with many sad regrets
We make our last "adieu."
We hope you'll miss our cheery crowd
And wish each day still more
That once again you'd hear and see
The Class of Thirty-four.
Tune of "The Old Covered Bridge"
As we stand here tonight
All dressed up in blue and white
Our friends we do not want to leave
For our teachers we stand
And tha.nk for their helping hand
Before we shall leave Old Natick High
Then sometime we'll remember
The days that were spent
Our dreams will be brighter
And our hearts happier bent
Then off we shall go
Into this world full of woe
With hope of success in our life
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We. the Senior Class of 1934 of Natick
High School, being of sound and disposing
minds, do hereby in the presence of our
parents. teachers. and friends declare this
document to he our last Will and Testa-
ment after all our legal debts and ex-
penses have been paid:
To the Sophomores we leave our alnaz-
ing scholastic ability and undying scnool
To the Juniors we leave our latent, out-
standing atliletic ability and our pleasing
To slr. Hill we leave a television set, so
that he may see all that is going on with-
out climbing the stairs.
To Mr. Sears we leave a larger circula-
tion, so that the Sassamon may prosper
during the coming year. We hope also
that his new 'classes can learn to take his
"jokes" and "wise-cracks" as we did.
To Miss Cellarius and
Class Advisors, we leave
Committee as intelligent and peppy as ours.
To Miss Nutt we leave a massive door-
stop to l'elp her with the heavy fire-door
outside of Room 22.
To Miss Scott we leave a cast as tal-
ented. amusing and dramatic as that of
To .viiss Rafferty we leave a new edition
of books entitled "Courtesy, Good Manners
and What to Do at the Right Time."
To Miss Shannon we leave another
prize-winning Sassamon lloard and a stock
of smiles to use freely in the future.
To Mr. White we leave an atfluent ath-
letic association made up of the student
body to lessen his worries on the money
matters of the association.
To Miss Young we leave a quiet home-
room class so she will recover from the
nervous strain ot' looking at'ter her amus-
ing one this year.
To Mr. Gardner and Mr. Caldwell we
leave memo blanks with hopes that they
will be able to give out the right notices
on the right days.
To Mr. lionahne we leave a fund to be
wisely used on his athletic teams with high
hopes that the depression is nearly over.
My friends, being with you for many
years and discovering your personal traits,
peculiar characteristics and remarkable
talents. we should like to make these be-
quests on your behalf:
I, Francis Carey, willingly leave to my
brother Leo, the presidency of the Senior
Class and hope that the students give him
their utmost support. I leave also my
athletic ability to .James Keating.
I, Andrew Bismark, leave my dramatic
ability to any lucky young junior comedian
and my "roaming" vocabulary and ready
wit to Albert Potter.
I, Boyd Snell, leave my pleasing manners
also my bravery and courage to take in-
oculations to Richard Ormand.
I, Mary Gilleran, leave to Marjorie Pond
my ability t-o get along with everyone,
and hope she gets as much enjoyment out
of her "Whippet" as I did out of my
I. Jackson Wignot, bequeath upon the
shoulders of James Keating the Football
Captaincy with hopes of a successful sea-
I, Hazel Hurst. leave my winning ways
and curly-hair to Winifred Hedderig.
I, Joseph Jennings, leave some of my
height to John Armenio and Arthur Wil-
I, Joseph Grassey, leave my poetical in-
clination to Sophie Cashman.
We, Phyllis Roach and Dorothy Prime,
lovingly leave our ability to get along with
each other t-o Alice Dahlgren and Barbara
I. Maurice Felatherman, leave my much-
envied curly-hair and cute smile to Robert
I, Helen Hladick, do gladly pass on to
Esther MacNeil my ability to make noise.
We, Anastasia Jordan and Patricia Bar-
nicle, leave our ability to giggle at any
time to Viola Marshall and Muriel Stephen--
I, Wentworth Quast, willingly bequeath
my colossal vocabulary and incomparable
brains to John Allen and hope it will
change his viewpoint on studying.
I, Virginia Fair, leave to numerous
students my cheerful school spirit and
amusing ways to help brighton Natick High
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I, Stanley Bleasdale, leave my quiet,
assuming and pleasant manners to John
Donahue with hopes that Room 11 will re-
main as peaceful a room.
I, Edward Meek, leave a book entitled,
"How to Be a Lady's Man" to Robert
I, Walter Bell, do hereby bequeath my
ability to play baseball to Robert Holden.
We. Daisy Mangle and Alice McGrath,
willingly bequeath our readiness to work
to Bertha Barnicle and Marjorie Denny.
1, Marjorie Squires, leave llly great
height to Kathryn Fair.
I, last but not least, Marjorie Uraye.
leave my love of the southern part of Na.-
tick to Evelyn Lacrosse.
Signed, sealed, published and declared
on the fourteenth day of June, the year of
our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-
four and for the last Will and Testament
of the Class of Nineteen Hundred and
Thirty-four, in the presence of all con-
cerned who have hereunto subscribed their
names as attesting witness to said docu-
fSignedl MARY GILLERAN
Place: Hotel Hamilton.
Situated on Lake Cochituate, famous
Hazel: I'd like to see the manager of
this hotel about accommodations for this
Andy: Here I am. ls there something
I can do for you?
Hazel: Andy Bismark of all people.
What are you doing here?
Andy: Well it's like this--l'1n the owner
of this hotel.
Hazel: That's fine Andy. Have you
seen any of our classmates lately?
Andy: Ishould say I have. Some of
the gang are here right now. Nelson
Brown is my assistant and Louis Balcom
and Joe Angelo are the caretakers. Here
is Raymond Liddell, ont of our bell hops,
coming back with the morning paper.
Don't you want to take a look at it?
Hazel: Yes, l always look at the 'ads'
first though, to see if there are any bar-
gains. What's this? "Wave-set by Ruth
Doherty. Guaranteed to Last Two Weeks."
I'll bet it's good. As I remember she al-
ways did have perfect waves: and look at
this "Skin Soap" advertised below by Hu-
Andy: But you didn't notice the most
important thing. The paper is edited by
William Burleigh, and it's called "Natick
Through a Key Hole." Ada Harris is the
cartoonist. By the way, what have you
Hazel: Oh, I've just returned from a
trip around the world. In india I met
Robert Thomas. He's trying to follow in
Ghandi's footsteps, but hasn't made much
progress. He told me Frances Whalen
was in Turkey working up a movement
for the abolishment of harems.
Andy: That is news--but listen to this.
It's worth hearing. John Mitchell is run-
ning against "Mo Mo" Featherman for
Mayor of Natick and Pearl Gainsley and
Evelyn Hilt are their campaign managers.
You should have been in town last week.
A big knot was tied.
Hazel: For goodness' sake Andy, what
kind of a knot. Tell me quickly!
Andy: Well, Walter Bell and Frances
Gerrity and Marjorie Bernard and Lloyd
Blanchard were married at a double wed-
ding. Carlo Bianchi and Gracie Palladino
stood up for them all. You know Carlo is
a great wrestler and Gracie is his Illall-
ager. Did you meet any other classmates
in your travels?
Hazel: Yes, Anastasia Jordan and Pat
Barnicle. Tl1ey're modeling for Ronald
Johnson and Bob Peoples, who are well-
known Parisian Artists.
Andy: Really, isn't that splendid? Yes-
terday I heard that Dot Thayer and John
Rotchford had been assigned a new con-
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tract by "Stanley Bleasdale Studios." They
will have the leads in "You've Got To Be
Hazel: Isn't that nice? 1 met Doris
Buckler in New York. She, Arlene Casa-
vant and Elsie Brown run a big apartment
house. and John Duff is their janitor. How
about Joe Corrigan? VVhat's he doing
Andy: He and "Sibber" Grassey are
owners of a circus. It is in town this
week, and their star attraction is Walter
Whitaker as toe dancer. Demetre Petro
does the Flying Trapeze Act, and Arthur
Palli is the Human Cannon Ball. You'd
better see this circus before you lea.ve
Hazel: Don't worry. I wouldn't miss it
for the world. I saw a good one while I
was in Paris. I also met Dot Prime and
Phyllis Roach there. They are models in
an exclusive gown shop. Dot told me that
during a trip to China she saw Dot Charl-
ton and Clara Bremner who are Red Cross
Andy: Did you know that my nephew
goes to Harvard and he has "Reggie" Wil-
liamson and Harold Hall as professors?
Hazel: Really. That reminds me. "Sis"
Gilleran married a wealthy broker, who
was a Harvard man, and she spends her
winters in Palm Beach. At last she's ful-
filled her desire to be a lady of leisure.
She wrote and told me that she attended a
recent dance, and was quite surprised to
find "Went" Quast, and his snappy dance
orchestra, playing for the season at one
of the leading hotels. Eddie Liscombe is
the pianist, and Helen Hladick the torch
singer. Eddie Meek is causing quite a
sensation as a violinist.
Andy: Good for Quast-- I knew he'd get
ahead. A few days ago l had to go to Bos-
ton on business, and while in town I hired
a taxi. To my surprise there was Joe .len-
nings as my driver. We were speeding
along and were stopped by Francis Daley,
a city policeman. He drove me to the
court house, and whom should I see, but
llcrbis- Parmeuter on the .ludge's bench.
Un glancing around I noticed Evalyn
Ernst as court ste-nographer and Tony
Evangelista, her assistant. Edgar lVlat-
the-ws, thc big boss politician, tried to
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fix it up, but he didn't have the power he
thought he had so I paid a ten dollar fine.
Hazel: Next time you get "pinched" get
Dan Garvey to fix it up, because he s got a
"pull" in Boston.
Andy: Did you read in the paper last
week about the train wreck? "Bo Bo"
Snell was the engineer. It was quite a
wreck. They called Helen DeLuca and
Louise DeWitt who are trained nurses, and
for a moment they thought they'd have to
call Francis Lynch, the only undertaker in
the city: but Gertrude Brophy, the leading
doctor, happened along and took care of
the injured. John Mackin, a traveling
salesman, who was also on the train, prov-
ed to be the hero of the wre-ck.
Hazel: Oh that's too bad. l'll have to
go to see John and get the story. What
a surprise I got when I heard that Gladys
Moore and Jimmy Wheeler were married
immediately after high school. They are
now living in California. Jimmy has made
a great deal of money lately and Frank
Murphy is their chauffeur. Speaking of
matrimony Eleanor Long, Helen Hogan
and Helen McCor1nack run a matrimonial
bureau in New York. They say that re-
cently business isn't so good. I heard
from Helen the other day. She said Kay
McDaniels, Alice McGrath and Marjorie
Graye stopped in to see them on their way
to Hollywood. Kay married a ball player
from Dartmouth and they were going to
see him play ball in Hollywood.
Andy: Oh yes, last week I visited Braves
Field and I found that the Natick Ath-
letics. a fine. team, was coached by Jerra
Carey and his assistants were Dana Thorpe
and Joe Sullivan. Bob McNichols is the
star outfielder and Lawrence Kimball
makes a very good umpire, John Downing
is the pitcher.
Hazel: I always knew "Jerra" would be
in the big-league some day. Whatever be-
came of some of the quieter members of
Andy: Edward Murphy. the Einstein of
our class, and Francis McAllen, have just
returned from Mars in the new flying ma-
chine they invented. Guy Heald and How-
ard Hedderig, well-known astronomers,
also took the trip. They refuse, however,
to make any report on it.
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Hazel: By the way Andy, did I tell you
I met Virginia Guthrie? She has estab-
lished a "Prep" School in Natick, and im-
mediately produced a circular. I have it
here in my bag. It says, "A Splen-
did Course Offered for Girls-Individual
Instructions in Riding and Tennis."
Here are the Faculty Members:
Virginia Guthrie, Dean, ,Dorothy Whit-
tier, Assistant Dean: Rita Shea, Latin:
Mary Griflin, Sewing: Helen Johnson,
Shorthand: Loretta Gauthier, History:
Estelle Field, English: Katherine Kennedy.
Riding Instructor: Eleanor Osol, Algebra:
Esther Pineo, Tennis Instructor.
Andy: That should be a good school! If
I remember correctly Dot Whittier made
quite a name for herself and with her able
assistance I'm sure the school . will be a
success. The other day Nelson Sabean
dropped in to see me. He is now a wealthy
oil man in Oklahoma, and Richard and
Malcom Johnson are oil dealers in his
concern. Elsie Morrill, Marjorie Squires
and Mary Johnston manage the advertis-
ing for him.
Hazel: That reminds me Marie Nichols
and Phyllis Noyes have just established a
Children's Hospital and Grace Elkerton
and Virginia Felch are nurses.
Andy: Downtown at the Rose Quatralle
Individualistic Theatre, the people are
going wild over a new attraction. It's none
other than the "l'eppy Trio." Henry John-
son, Pianist: James Shagoury, Harpist:
and Fred Ruland, Soloist.
Hazel: That does sound peppy. Did you
know that Ellen Casey is the manufac-
turer for the Casey Spray Cranberry Sauce,
Louise Snow and Helen Randall are tes-
ters, and that Helen Stubbs and Mary
Kelly are carrying on a campaign to do
away with elevated cars in West Natick,
because they want to keep that part of the
Andy: Seems to me I heard about the
campaign. That is a noisy elevated car I
rode down to West Natick center in the
other day. I talked to Robert Coleman
the conductor. He said that the Elevated
Company has hired Dot Edwards and Mary
Grupposo to organize a campaign against
Mary and Helen--looks as though the Ele-
vated Company would win.
Hazel: I think it was in West Natick
that I met Harriet Keniston. She was
telling me that she's taken over her
father's jewelry business and that all the
jewels put in the watches were mined by
Joe Parrinello. Helen lVIoir and Martha
Kunz are her saleswomen.
Andy: Did Harriet tell you about Jack-
son Wignot. traveling around to the large
cities giving lectures on "The Influence or
Athletics on Character Development?"
They say his speeches are well wo1'th lis-
Hazel: I've attended one of his lectures
and found it very interesting. On the way
lpassed the Biscuit Factory owned by
Virginia and Eleanor Mullen. I thought
I'd droppin and see if I could speak to the
girls. As I entered the otlice, I was stop-
1.ed by Avis Viles, manager of the firm.
She was, of course. glad to see ine. and
told me that Martha Weatherby and Vir-
ginia Huntoon had made good as brain
specialists at the "Amy Gordon Sanito-
Andy: Virginia Fair, the most famous
woman flyer in Natick, took me for a spin
over the sanitorium, so I could get a. good
look at it. We also flew over the "Bar-
bara Bennett Piano Company." It is a
Hazel: O dear, I guess members of our
class are to be found in all parts of the
world. Who'd ever think that Daisy lvlan-
gle and Dot Stocker. those two quiet girls
of our class, would go to the Malay Jungle
to convert savages and Gracie Feeley
would be the President of NV. T. Grant
Hazel: Oh, did you hear that Esther
Prescott and Catherine Rice entered a
dancing contest. sponsored by the Quatrale
Andy: Oh yes, I heard about it, and I
wish them luck. By the way, Mildred
Doyle and Clarice Dearborn own a cocoa-
nut plantation in Hawaii and when I was
last talking to them they were buying a
few supplies to take back with them.
Hazel: Well, I must be going up.
' Andy: We must meet again tomorrow.
Perhaps some of our classmates would like
to hear about the activities of those who
have left Natick.
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Parents. Teachers, Students and Friends:
It is my privilege and honor to welcome
you to the commencement exercises of the
class of nineteen hundred thirty-tour. In
behalf of my classmates I invite you to
partake of our joy and exult with us in
the triumphant accomplishment of our
first basic objective. We have reached
the summit of the first hill and we stop
to admire the world from our vantage
point and to orient ourselves in our new
position. From here there are many path-
ways into the valley of the world. Some
of us are to enter into the valley by routes
which, seen from here, appear to be the
best to take us into the world. Others will
climb another hill in education. hoping to
find a route through fields and over shady
roads. Others will lead through swamp
land and quicksand. But whichever road
we take, we cannot tui'1i back to start
anew. We must choose our road wisely
and well and set out with all possible de-
termination and speed.
In our days in school we were taught
the principles of democratic government
and we absorbed the ideals of American
liberty. We learned cooperation and team-
work through our participation in sports.
VVe wei'e acquainted with the problems of
our political world and prepared to be in-
We are about to cross into a new world,
our world, a world that will be what we
make it. We must find a place in the in-
dustry ofthe world that is now in the
throes of an economic chaos. It will be
our job to help solve its problems and
preserve its democracy.
We will leave behind us all but memo-
ries of our life spent as students of Natick
High. Some of us may not have labored as
hard we should have and may feel a
little doubtful as to the success of our high
school careers, but if one has secured a
real, true friend, who can say that his
time was wasted?
And so once more I ask you to rejoice
with us, as, nervously expectant. we wait
the tinal step that will make the class of
nineteen hundred thirty-four alumni of
Natick High School.
And now the time has come when we,
as a class, must say goodbye to our loved
high school and our many friends. For
twelve years we have traveled the same
path, but today brings us to our first cross
road and we must stop to contemplate as
to which way we shall take. Some of us
will go on to further our education, and
others will find their niche in the business
world. Whichever it is, new friends will
be found and new opportunities opened to
those who aspire to them.
Everyone is seeking something. That
something is often very elusive and is al-
ways just beyond one's reach. To almost
everyone that desire is tor success, either
for mercenary reasons. or merely personal
glory. The idea behind all our studying
has been that we should one day achieve
All about us today we can see examples
of successfully spent lives in our great
statesmen, our rich philanthropists. our
inventors and scientists. They have given
us practically everything to make living
and working just a little easier, and to
give us more time for leisure and recrea-
tion. They have torn the mist of super-
stition and fear away from the common
facts about our life and the universe. Yet,
with all their marvelous inventions they
have not found a way to prevent war, and
stop people's hatred of each other. We
are still suffering from the effects of the
last war. The economic situation of the
civilized world is deplorable. Why? Main-
ly because people who have done things
have done them for fame or to obtain
money enough to get for themselves every
manner of luxury. And luxury makes for
selfish, discontented people.
The situation is slowly improving and
order is slowly evolving from chaos. We
have become so used to a jumbled state of
affairs that now that this so-called de-
pression is being dissipated, we must once
more adjust ourselves to prosperity.
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Capitalists are giving the laborer better
wages, and the consumer is getting fairer
prices. These changes are coming about
because people are beginning to see that
others have to be depended upon and have
to be considered.
Tllrougliout our school days we have
taken liberally of the services which have
been offered us by our parents and teach-
ers. Nothing has been asked in return ex-
cept that we make the most oi opportuni-
ties which they have given us. Most of us
can honestly say that we have tried to do
our best in everything we have attempted,
that we may in some measure return a
portion of that which we have received.
We, the Class of 1934, say "Farewell"
with fond memories and tender love for
the Alma Mater, whose motto has ever
been, "I Serve."
EVALYN G. ERNST
atick iiaigb Svcbnnl letter jllllen
Wignot, Jackson tCaptain7
Carey, Leo tAss't. Mgr.J
Mitchell, J. tCoachJ
Donahue, James, tMgr.l
Carey, Francis tCaptainl
Grassey, Joseph tManagerJ
Bond, John tAss't. Mgr.J
Bell, Walter lCapt.l
Marso, Robert '
Bond, John '
Foley, James tAss't. Mgr.l
Gleason, Robert lManagerJ
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atick Ziaigb bcboul Iiaunnr nlls
Grupposo. Mary E.
Roy W. Hill
Elva C. Coulter
Grassey, F. Joseph
PAGE FOURTE EN
Clayton E. Gardner
Harold C. Sears
Emily L. Shannon
Edward N. VVhite
Florence E. Belliveau
John C. Caldwell
Jane E. Carrick
Margaret E. Cellarius
E. Grace Church
Isabel C. Currier
John F. Donahue
Elizabeth G. Murphy
Edith M. Nutt
Ethel K. Ratsey
Louise M. Sullivan
Daisy V. Wildbur
Kathleen W. Young
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THE GROWTH OF THE
Even before Columbus came to the West
Indies, there was a legend among the na-
tives that there was a strait through which
one could pass directly into the waters of
the Pacific Ocean. At that time maps not
only showed the land that had been dis-
covered, but also the land that was sup-
posed to be there. On these maps the
strait was always shown. After Colum-
bus. came Balboa. the discoverer of the
Pacific Ocean. Curiously enough the leg-
end still existed and Balboa believed it
just as Columbus had, and that was prob-
ably the reason why he explored so dili-
gently through that region.
The first proposer of the Panama Canal
was Hernando Cortez, the conqueror ot
Mexico. He was sent by his monarch
Charles V of Spain to find the strait that
was supposed to exist. Failing to find
this strait. he proposed to build a strait
that would connect the Atlantic Ocean
with the Pacific Ocean, but his work was
cut short by the treachery of hisfollowers.
He encouraged his cousin to carry out his
plans for a canal. His cousin drew up
plans and intended to present them to the
king but he diled before his plans were
realized. His' plans called for routes
through what is now Darien, Nicaragua,
Tehuantepec. and Panama. The Spanish
king looked into the project and after con-
ferring with his friars, stopped all work
on the canal, and quoted from the Bible,
"What God hath joined together, let no
nzan put asunderf'
The French attempt was first suggested
by Count Ferdinand de Lesseps, the noted
builder of the Suez Canal, and a commit-
tee met at Paris at which nearly all na-
tions were represented. The Committee
believed that the approximate cost of the
canal would be ii324.000,000. The com-
pany went under the title, 'Tampagne
Universelle du Canal Interoceanique de
Panama." At the first excavation in May,
1832 the company was assembled to wit-
ness the formal opening and the Bishop of
Panama was to give his blessing. A tre-
mendous charge of dynamite was to be ex-
ploded, but when the time came for it to
go off there was no explosion. Something
went wrong. This beginning was typical
of the whole French attempt. The work
was pushed ahead vigorously by deLessnps,
but serious obstacles began to arise, which
had been foreseen by the trained engineers
who opposed de Lessups plan from the
It was evident that it was impossible to
carry out the original plan, therefore, the
company being so seriously hampered re-
sorted to irregular and corrupt practices.
In time all were exposed. and de llesseps
returned to France where he was dis-
graced and 1-ndcd his remarkable career
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by dying in an insane asylum. The origi-
nal plan of de Lesseps was to have a sea-
level type of canal, but it was soon found
that it would not be practical, and it was
decided to change to a lock type. but the
change came too late. The company de-
clared itself to be bankrupt in 1887. The
whole story of the French attempt may be
summed up in one statement, "Eighty
million cubic yards of earth had been ex-
cavated at a cost of 3S260,000,000." That
was 320,000,000 more than the committee
had said the entire project would cost.
A new Panama Canal Company was or-
ganized in 1894 and work went along
favorably with all the assets and proper-
ti-es of the old company being transferred
to the new one. Meanwhile public senti-
ment in the United States had been strong-
ly impressed with a desire for a canal
across the Isthmus under American con-
trol, and in December 1898 a full report
of the Technical Committee of the French
Company was presented to President Mc-
In order to have American control ot
canal rights, the permission of Columbia
was necessary because, Panama was a pro-
vince of Columbia. Columbia did not
agree to American terms but Panama did.
The Panama proposition looked hopeless
until something speedily happened. On
November 3, 1903, Panama revolted and
severed a connection of eighty-two years
with Columbia. The Columbian govern-
ment could do nothing but quickly agree.
After Panama had been recognized by a
number of nations, United States bought
the canal rights from the French company,
and drew up a treaty with the Republic of
From the time that the treaty was rati-
fied by both countries, work on the canal
went rapidly forward. The United States
had to compete with the same obstacles as
the former companies. Both the preced-
ing companies had been seriously handi-
capped by the numerous cases of Malaria
that had reduced the laborers by thous-
ands. The first step the United States took
was to, literally, "clean up Panama. '
Many doctors were sent by the government
to find the cause of the deadly disease,
and many lives were risked in experiment-
ing, before it was discovered by doctors,
Finley and Ross, that the female Anophe-
les mosquito was responsible for the high
death rate of the people of Central Ameri-
ca. The quarters of the laborers were as
comfortable as the homes of the white
residents, all rooms were screened in to
protect the occupants from the malaria
gerin. The streets of the city were paved
and kept as clean as the streets of Ameri-
ca. No more refuse was thrown out on
the streets, as was done in former times.
Electric lights and water systems were in-
stalled, and one could drink from a foun-
tain in the center of Panama, without the
least fear of Malaria, for the water was
clear spring water, which was piped in
from mountain springs, far from Panama.
The Panama Canal is of great value to
the world. It saves a long, hard trip of
over three thousand miles around Cape
Horn. and although it was a great expen-
diture to the United States, it gave the
country the power and jurisdiction over
the greatest canal, in the world. The cost
of a ship passing through the canal, costs
about 51.20 per ton, and takes about ten
hours to cover the stretch of fifty miles
from deep water to deep water. The Pan-
ama Canal zone extends five miles on each
side of the canal, and is under the control
of the American government, but the re-
public of Panama is governed by its own
constitution, which was drawn up just at-
ter they revolted against Columbia in
In 1896 a Frenchman, Henri Becquerel.
discovered that something resembling
X-rays is radiated by some minerals, such
as pitchblende, that contain aranium. He
also found that if he wrapped a photo-
graphic plate ln black paper and placed
it near one oi these minerals a shadow
photograph would be formed of any dense
object which intervened. This quality or
certain minerals is called radioactivity.
Shortly after this, three French chem-
ists. M. G. Belmont, and Monsieur and
Madame Curie found that thorium pos-
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sessed the same property. They dis-
covered, however, that pitchblende, a min-
eral from Austria, was more radioactive
than an equal amount of either uranium
or thorium. Observing this peculiarity
they decided that pitchblende must contain
some substance far more radioactive than
any element known to science. Madame
Curie experimented for several months
and finally in 1898 she succeeded in sepa-
rating from the pitchblende a minute quan-
tity of this radioactive substance in a fair-
ly pure state. She found it to be an en-
tirely new element and she named it "ra-
Radium is a silvery-white metal which
tarnishes very quickly when exposed to
the air. Any substance under the influ-
ence of its rays becomes a conductor of
electricity. Radium decomposes water
very rapidly in a manner similar to elec-
trolysis. The metal is very rarely ob-
tained in the pure state, but is kept in the
form of a bromide or chloride salt.
Today most of the radium produced
comes from deposits of pitchblende found
in the Belgian Congo region of Africa.
Pitchblende is an oxide of uranium and is
about fifty per cent pure. There are some
smaller deposits in other parts of the
world, but they are not large enough to
compete with the mines in the Congo. For
a few years it was thought that pitch-
blende was the only mineral that contained
radium, but after experimenting, scientists
found that other compounds of uranian
principally carnotite found in Utah and
Colorado, and autunite found in Portufral
Radium is so rare that it takes about
five hundred tons of carnotite to produce
one gram of radium. When the cost of
hundreds of tons of chemicals, coal and
distilled water is added to that of mining
the carnotite it can be easily seen why ra-
dium is an expensive metal.
Extracting the metal is a very tedious
process and each producer has his own
system. but in general the methods arc
similar and have the same rules:
First: The uranium mineral compound
is put into solution.
Second: All the metallic sulphates
which are insoluble in water are separated
from the solution. tThese include all the
barium and radium salts.J
Third: The sulphates are converted into
Fourth: The barium and radium com-
pounds are purified.
Fifth: By fractional crystallization the
radium is separated from the barium.
Radioactive elements emit rays and dis-
intigrate to form other substances.
if they are radioactive minerals or gases,
disintigrate to form a third product, which
also changes. This makes a series called
a disintegration series which continues uu-
til some substance which is not radio-
active is produced. Radium is member of
such a series called the uranium-radium-
lead disintegration series.
Uranium disintegrates and forms an en-
tirely new substance, known to science as
uranium X1 this in turn forms uranium
X2, and this process continues until radi-
um, the sixth member of the series appears.
Radium goes on to make radon, but when
lead is produced the series stops as lead is
Each of the members of the series lasts
for a certain length of time before it has
entirely disintegrated, and of the series
uranium has the longest life. lt lasts
eight billion years. This means that every
year one eighth billionth part of each
molecule of uranium disintegrates and
forms a new substance, uranium X1.
All radioactive elements emit three rays:
first, the alpha rayg second, the beta ray:
and third, the gamma ray.
Use is made of these rays in medical
works in an attempt to cure such diseases
of the flesh as tumors, cancers, and corns.
and to remove scars. The rays reduce the
number of corpuscles in the flesh and burn
the tissues of the body which are exposed
to the radium. The reason it is effective
is that healthy tissues are form four to
seven times as resistant to the rays as
diseased tissues and do not burn so quick-
As yet there is no positive proof that
this treatment with radium heals cancer.
but it is known that it relieves the pain
in cancerous conditions.
The less pure salts of radium are some-
times used to make luminous paint for
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coating watch dials. The luminous ma-
terial which is used is a mixture of radi-
um and a special preparation of zinc sul-
phide. The reason that it can be used so
extensively on cheap watches is that only
about one millionth of a gram of radium
is needed to coat the average watch dial.
As radium is a very rare metal, con-
sequently it is very expensive. The radi-
um produced in the Belgian Congo mines
in Atrica costs seventy thousand dollars a
gram. As only the rays of radium are
used in curing diseases. the metal itself
may be used over and over. Because of
this, radium banks have been established
in many of the large cities of the world
where a minute glass tube of radium may
be rented at the rate of fifty dollars a day.
Today there are about three Pounds ot
radium in the world which have been ex-
tracted from the ore and are in a form
suitable for use.
Scientists hope to find a way of increas-
ing the rate of disiutigration of uranium
and thereby obtain large quantities of
radium. but this might not be safe for
civilization, as the rays of radium are so
destructive to all types of plants and ani-
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Back Row-J. Craig. R. McGowan, J. Foley. P. Gibbons, H. Hall, L. O'Regan, N. Sabean,
F. Fitzgerald, Coach Donahue, R. Gleason.
Second Row4R. Holden, R. Hall, J. Bond. R. Marso, J. Downing, P. Morrissey, R.
VVilliamson, H. Randall.
Front Row-J. Keating, C. Bianchi, B. Snell, W. Bell, J. Corkery, F. Carey, J. Grassey.
The Natick High School Baseball season
opened early in April. Coach Donahue
had six regulars answering the first call.
The team formed by Coach Donahue was a
fine one considering the lack of funds and
of a suitable playing field.
The team went along defeating all com-
ers until they met Norwood, who set Na-
tick back twice. Their third defeat came
at the hands of our old rival, Framingham
by a sc-ore of S-7. All three of these were
rl:-rcifled in extra inning games.
Coach Donahue deserves great praise for
the good showing of this team. We hope
that hw- will continue to have many win-
ning ball tvanis.
Natick 2 Dedham 1
Natick 12 Holliston U
Natick 15 Net-dham 5
Natick 4 Vt elleslcy 0
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Natick 6 Norwood
Natick 13 Holliston
Natick 20 Needham
Natick 5 Wellesley
Natick 2 Norwood
c Natick 7 Framingham
Natick Z Waltham
Natick 7 Dedham
Natick 2 Framingham
The track team wnich functioned for the
first time last year has a larger schedule
this year. The team is under the leader-
ship of lVIr. Caldwell. Track meets have
been arranged with Marlboro, Dedham,
Needham and Wellesley. "Andy" Bismark
and "Went" Quast are the two outstand-
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Back Row-J. Armenio, N. Browne, A. Bismark, W. Townsend, R. Leavitt, L. Carey.
Fourth Row-S. Arena, T. Morrissey. S. Bieasdale. F. Daley. C. Leavitt, T. Daley, R.
McGowan, V. Saunders, M. Hall, A. Williams.
Third RowfC. Bianchi, J. Corkery, J. Duff, W. Armstrong, J. Downing, C. Buckler,
F. Fitzgerald, R. Holden, M. Featherman, J. Armstrong.
Second Row-T. McCormack, P. Gibbons, N. Sabean. F. Delouchery, J. Rotchford, 1-'.
Doherty, R. Gleason. J. Grassey, A. Pot ter.
Front Row-A. Palli, D. Petro, J. Keating. J. VVilson, YV. Bell, T. McEvoy, J. Wignot
tCapt.J B. Snell, J. Delaney, K. Armenio, R. Heffernan, J. McDonald, F. Carey.
Natick 0 St. James 6
...Q Natick 0 Milford 6
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started the season in a blaze of g ory, but? N tick 0 Fwmmgham 0
as the season went on, fate seem cl gggnft, T U T El LINEUPS
them. However, in the annna contest First Team Second 'l'eam
with Framingham, the Red ai Blue' Albwtllljotter. r.e. John Delaney
played brilliantly and emerged w?tZi, a Qggd Snell r.t. Nelson Sabean
moral victory, the score being 0 to 0. "igeSE"a1ter Bell r.g. Clifton liuckler
ball was on the opponent's one-foot line Jack VVignot, Capt. c. Maurice Featllerman
when the final whistle blew. Captain Demetre Petro l.g. Salvi Arena
Wignot proved himself an excellent leader Walter Townsend l.t. Thomas McCormick
and a fine athlete. Francis Carey l.e. John Mt-Donald
GAMES James Keating q.b. Joseph Grassey
Natick 19 Taunton 0 John Corkery r.h.b. Arthur Palli
Natick U Marlboro 12 Joseph Ortenzi l.h.b. John Wilson
Natick 0 Wellesley 6 Andrew Bisinark f.b. John Rotchford
PAGE 'l'WEN'1'Y-ON E
lioro. Wellesley and Framingham. Corkery
TLC -ylfSf,lfQi' z 1934
Back HoWfR. VVilli21Il1S0!1, L. Foley. F. Gurney, L. O'R-egan, J. XVilson, J. Rotchford,
J. Grassey. J. Bond.
Second Row- -.Coach Donahue, A. Bismark. D. Petro, A. Palli, T.
R. Gleason. F. Delouchery.
Front Row- eJ. Corkery, W. Bell, F. Carey. J. VVignot, J. Keating
As usual, Coach Donahue produced a
winning five, and this year, we had an es-
pecially fast one. ln fifteen starts, the
lied and Blue lost only three contests. one
to Dedham, and two to Newton, who proved
to be one step ahead of Natick. Due to
the great work of Captain Carey and Wal-
ter Hell. the team piled up large scores
against the strong fives of Norwood. Marl-
was also a high scorer and Wignot and
K+-ating steady defensive guards. The
st-1-r.nd team went througrh the-ir Sm-ond
1-ons:-4-utivc sf.,-asoii without a setback,
Natick 29 Alumni 34
Natick 27 Newton Zltl
I two overt init-sy
IMA t I li TXX' ICNT Y-'l' W O
McCormack, B. Snell,
Natick 19 Dedham 26
Natick 33 Norwood 17
Natick 30 Wellesley 14
Natick 30 lvlarlboro 9
Natick 17 Needham 16
Natick 42 Norwood 21
Natick 39 Framing'm 12
Natick Z5 Dedham 1X
Natick 23 Needham 13
Natick 26 Newton 30
Natick 4S Framing'm 25
Natick 39 Wellesley 14
Natick 27 Alumni 25
First Team Second Team
Capt. Francis Carey rf Capt. Arthur 1-'alll
John Cforkery l.f. Boyd Snell
Walter Bell c. Thomas Mr-Cormick
James Keating r.g. Demetre Petro
Jackson Wignot l.g. Andrew Bismark
The ,ASISIAJWYQX : 1934
Back Row-Cora Feathers, Alive McGrath. Miss Currier, Clara liremner, Frances Ger-
Front Row-Helen Hladick, Captain Rita Shea. Dorothy Prime.
This year Miss Currier organized a
Girls' Athletic League. About T5 girls
joined. To be active members the girls
had to have their dues of 35 cents paid up.
The League started out the year with
Volley Ball and class teams were chosen.
In the finish playoff. the Sophomores were
With the coming of Basket-ball season
nine teams were picked. Each team played
every other team and in the end the Sen-
iors were the winners. Then class teams
were picked and they played Needham
here. The Sophomores were the only ones
able to take the Needhamites with the
Juniors and Senior team losing to tllem.
There came stiff Competition when the
Varsity was being chosen. However the
girls who worked the hardest finally won
out.. The Varsity lineup was as follows:
l.f. Rita Shea tCap't.l
r.f. Clara Bremner
je. Dorothy Prime
s.c. Alice 1N1CGl'?llll
l.g. Frances Gerrity
ing. Cora Feathers
This Varsity team played Norwood at
Norwood but after a hard struggle lost.
Another class game was held. this time
with Framingham. The Seniors and
Sophonlores held up Natick's end this time.
but the Junior's lost.
The last game of the season was played
with the Alulnni. That was one of the
most exciting games. It was close all the
way through. but near the end, the Alum-
ni sank a winning basket.
The basketball season ended with every-
one agreeing that it was an enjoyable one.
Stuhent Quhzrning Q9fticers
Francis Carey, President
Andrew Bisinark, Vice-1-'resident
John Rota-hford, Treasurer
Hazvl Hurst. Secretary
Franvis Carey, President
STVDENT COVNCII. OFFICERS
Fraiicis Carey, President
Mary Gilleran, VICE'-I',l'E'SIfI9lIt
Hazvl Hurst. Secretary
XYG-ntwortii Quznst, TIT-'2lSIlI'GI'
SENIOR ICXl'1Cl"l'lYlC BOARD
FI'iilll'IS Czlrvy, I'resi4lvnt
Anflrvw IIISIIIZIVII. Vim--I'rvsi4l1-int
llznzvl llnrst. S4-1-lv-lzx1'y
Jnhn llulvl1fm'fl, 'IIl'1'2IHllI'Q'l'
The SASASAMC z 1934
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 42 Foot-
ball 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 3: Sassamon Board 2:
Committee Senior Play 4: President Student
Council 43 President Junior Class, President
Senior Class: Chairman Junior Prom 3.
Baseball 35 Basketball 2, 3, 43 Football 2,
3, 43 Tennis 2, 3, 43 Track 2, 43 Glee Club 2, 3,
4: Senior Play 4: Cnairman Ticket Committee
of Junior Prom 3: Student Council 21 Vice-
Pre-sident Senior Executive Committee 43 Vice-
President Junior 33 Glee Club 33 Glee Club
Vice President and Secretary 4.
Baseball 2, 3, 43 Basketball 4, Football 2,
3, 4, Hockey 2, 33 Glee Club 4, Sassamon Board
23 Senior Play 45 Wrestling 3, 43 Chairman
'Junior Prom Hall Committee 3.
Tennis 23 Sassamon Board 2, 3, 4, Usher
for Senior Play 43 Student Council 2, 4: Usher
i for Graduation 33 Secretary of Class 3, 45 Sec-
J retary of Student Council 4.
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ALLWQ : 1934
Baseball 2, 35 Basket-
ball 2. 3: Football 2. 3, 4,
lres, of Glee Club 43 Glee
Club 2, 3, 4: Glee Club
Operet ta 2: Sassainon
Board 2: Senior Play 4,
Student Council 2.
Baseball 2, 3. 4: Basket-
ball 2. 3. 4: Football 2, Z,
BA RBA HA BENNhJ'l"l'
hlee Llub 2. 3. 4, 01-
cliestra 2, 3, 4.
Baseball 2, 33 Basket-
ball 2, 35 Tennis 23 Gym
Football 2. 3, 43 Base-
ball 2, 3, 43 Basketball 2,
Orchestra 3, 4.
Basketball 2. 3. 43 Base-
ball 2. 3. 43 Tennis 2, 33
Glee Club: Candy Com-
mittee 4, Girl's Athletic
League 4, Volley Ball 2, 3,
43 Track 2, 3, 4.
The 57ff15757flfWQ 1 193+
Gleie Club 2, 3, 4.
Football 2, 3, 4.
Sassamon Board, 2, 3, 4:
Checking Committee. Jun-
ior Prom 3.
Basketball 2. 33 Hockey
25 Tennis 23 Ticket Coru-
Baseball 2, 3: Tennis 2,
Tennis 2: Sassamon
Board 4: Usher 4, Student
PAG E '1'WlCNTY-NINIQ
TLC S'fl5S7fl,WQN Z 1934
Baseball 2. 3. 4: Basket-
ball 3, 4: Football 4.
HELEN DE LUCA
Baseball 23 Basketball
2. 3, -lg Glee Club 25 Oper-
Etta 23 Usher, Senior Play.
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Baseball 3: Football 4:
Usher Junior Prom: Usher
Senior Graduation Exer-
Baseball 2, 45 Football
43 Glee Club 43 Orchestra
2, 3, 43 Band 2, 3, 43 Pub-
licity Committee Senior
Candy Committee. Senior
Senior Flay Cast.
TM 5,fllS'WS7AlfWQ!V 1 1934
Pygmalion and Galatea.
Baseball 2, 33 Basket-
ball 2, 33 Field Hockey 23
Tennis 23 Ticket Commit-
tee: Junior Prom Usher:
Volley Ball 2, 3.
VIRGINIA FA IR
Baseball 2, 3, 43 Basket-
ball 2, 3, 43 Field Hockey
23 Tennis 2: Sassamon
Board 4: Cheerleader3 Ath-
letic League: Volley Ball
2. 3, 43 Committee for Se-
Baseball 2: Basketball 2,
3, 43 Football 2, 3, 4: Hoc-
key 3: Tennis 2, 3, 4: Or-
chestra 3: Band 3: Jazz
Orchestra 3: Orchestra
Committee: Junior and Se-
nior Executive Board3 Ush-
er Junior Prom and Senior
BHSGIJHII 2, 33 Basketball
2, 31 Field Hockey 2, Sas-
samon Board 2, 3, 4: De-
bating Society 2, 33 Candy
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basket-
ball 2, 3. 4: Property Man-
ager 4' Volley Ball 4: Dec-
oration Committee Junior
Baseball 2. 33 Basketball
2, 3. 4: Field Hockey 2:
Tennis 2: Candy Commit-
tee 4g Volley Bali 2, 3, 4:
Girl's Athletic League 4.
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basket-
ball 2, 3, 4: Field Hockey
2: Tennis 2: Publicity Se-
nior Play: Volley Ball 2. 3.
T66 S7fl.Q-flfWQ!V z 1934
Tennis 22 Glee Club 2,
3, -lg S. O. S. 2, 3.
Baseball 2. 3, 43 Basket-
ball 2. 3, 4: Tennis 2:
Cheerleader 4: Track 2, 3.
Baseball 2, 3: Field
Hockey 2g Sassamon Board
Assistant Literary Editor
31 Literary Editor 4: Se-
nior l-layg Student Coun-
cil 3, 4: Vice President 43
Usher Graduation 35 Sas-
samon Dance Committee
4: Class Day Exercises 2,
Usher, Chairman Junior
Prom 33 Class Day Exer-
Candy Committee 4.
Baseball 2, 3. 43 Basket-
PAC IC THI RTY-TVVO
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basket-
ball 2, 3, 4: Sassamon
Board 4, Usher Gradua-
tion 33 Candy Committee
Chairman for Senior Play
43 Volley Ball 2, 3.
Baseball 23 Basketball
2: Glee Club 2, Ticket
Committee 43 Usher Grad-
uation Exercises 3.
Sassamon 2: Student
Baseball 2, 3, Basket-
ball 25 Football 33 Student
f The 514155141 WQN 1 1934
Sassamon Board 33 Pub-
licity Committee Chairman
45 Student Council 25 Jun-
ior Prom Chairman Deco-
rating Committee 33 Usher
Sassamon Board 4: Jun-
ior From Decoration Com-
HOW ARD HEDDERIG
Junior Prom Committee
Glee Club 43 Senior Play
Committee Usher 4.
Baseball 2, 3, 43 Basket-
ball 2, 3, 43 Tennis 2g Sas-
samon Board 43 Volley
Ball 2, 3, 4.
Glee Club 4.
The SAYS? fl llll lQNg1934
Band 2, 3.
AGE THlR'l'Y-Fill' ll
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basket-
ball 2, 3, 43 Field Hockey
23 Sassamon Board 2, 3,
43 Volley Ball 2, 3, 4,
Student Council 2, 3.
The 57fff15!S7flfWQ!V z 1934
Candy Committee 4.
Glee Club 2, 3: Jazz Or-
chestra 3g Glee Club Oper-
Basketball 3: Hockey 32
Sassamon Board 2, 3.
Baseball 2. 3, 4: Basket-
ball 2. 3. 4: Debating So-
ciety 2: Tennis 2: Senior
Play 4: Us..er 3.
Baseball 2. 4: Hockey 3.
Tennis 23 S. O. S. 23
Costumes for Senior Play
45 Football Dance 2.
f ' ' ze AMQN:1Q34
L'sher for Senior Play.
Baseball 2, 3, 41 BHSK-et'
ball 2. 3, 4: Tennis 2: Sas-
sainon Board 3. 4: Editor-
in-Chief 4: Debating So-
ciety 2: Senior Play? Jun-
ior Prom Usher 3: Usher
at Graduation 3: Girl's
Athletic League 42 VOIIGY
Ball 2. 3, 4: Gym Demon-
stration 3. 43 Sassamon
Dance Committee 3, 4.
Football 35 Glee Club 3,
43 Orchestra 2, 3, 45 Band
2, 3, 4: Jazz Orchestra 2,
33 String Quartet 2. 32
Sassamon Board 23 Junior
Football 21 Hockey 33
Golf 2. 3, 4: Glee Club 2.
3. 4: Sassamon Board 2,
Cl, 4: .lunior Prom Com-
initteel Senior Play Com-
mittee: Student Council 2,
3. 4: Senior Class Execu-
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basket-
ball 2, 35 Field Hockey 2,
Tennis 23 Volley Ball 2, 3.
Baseball 2: Basketball
23 Tennis 25 Junior Prom.
S. O. S. Club 2.
The SASSA WQN 1 193+
Tennis 25 Glee Club 2.
Baseball 23 Basketball
23 Tennis 2: Glee Club 2:
Sassamon Board 4: Senior
Hay Committee 4.
ARTHUR G. PALLI
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basket-
ball 2, 3, 43 Football 2, 3.
43 Golf 2: Tennis 2. 33
String Quartet 2, 3: Se-
nior Play Head Usher 4,
Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Band
2, 3, 43 Jazz Orchestra Z,
Hockey 2, 3: Senior
Play Stage Manager 4:
Junior Prom Tickets 3.
PAGE THIRTY-SE V EN
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Basketball 4: Football
3. 45 Hockey 3: Golf 45
Glee Club 45 Orchestra 45
Band 2, 3, 4.
Baseball 25 Basketball
2: Tennis 25 Glee Club Z.
Tennis 2, 3.
Basketball 2. 3, 45 Field
Hockey 2: Glee Club 45
S. O. S. Club 2, 31 Senior
Play 45 Junior Prom Coin-
niittee 33 Gym Meet 2, 3.
Glee Club 2. 3, 4: Sas-
Sainon Bozrd 3. 41 EKUKOI'
4' Senior Play 4: Football
Dance 3. 45 Junior Prom
Conirnittee 35 Track 4.
PAC IC Till RTY-lClflIlT
Usher for Graduation.
Basketball 25 Tennis 2
Sassanion Board 25 S. O
S. Club 2, 3.
Glee Club 4.
The STAYSTSTXIJVQL : 1934
Football 2, 3. 4.
Hockey 2, 3, 4.
Baseball 2, 3, 4g Basket-
ball 2, 3, 43 Tennis 2, 33
Llrciiestra .43 Debating So-
ciety 25 Costume Commit-
teeg Student Council 33
President Gir1's Athletic
League 43 Captain Girl's
Varsity Basketball 4.
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basket-
ball 2, 3, 43 Football 2, 3,
4: Tennis 2, 3: Glee Club
45 Sassamon Board 2, 4.
Sassamon Board 4: Can-
dy Committee Senior Play
43 Chairman Refreshment
Committee, Football Dance
4g Student Council 3, 4.
Glee Club 2. 3. 43 Or-
chestra 2. 3. 4: Candy
Committee Senior Play 4,
Tennis 23 Sassamon
Basketball 2: Glee Club
35 Sassamon Board 2, 3,
Business Manager 43 S. O.
S. Club 2: Football Dance
Refreshment 2. 3: Senior
Reception Decoration 3:
Student Council 3: French
PAGE T1-IIHTY-NIN EL
TM SWISS' XWQN : 1934
R. CLAYTON THOMAS
MA HTHA WEATHERBY
Glee Club 2, 3: Senior
Football 4g Track:
DOROTHY WH ITT'I ER
Glee Club 35 Tennis 23
Usher Junior Promg Se-
nior Play Committeeg Stu-
dent Council 4.
Football 2, 3, 4g Cap-
tain 4, Baseball 2, 3, 4:
Basketball 2, 3. 43 Prom
Usher 33 Ticket Commit-
Baseball 2, 33 Basket-
ball 2: Football 25 Sas-
samon Board 2, 3, 4: Ush-
er Junior Promg Usher Se-
nior Playg Student Coun-
The SASASAAWQN 1 193+
Back ROW-L. A1'H19I1i0. V. Saunders, B. W enzel. A. Harrington, L. Foley, V. Hill, D.
Volk, A. Williamson.
Second Row-I. Con1'oy, J. Bell, L. Mellor, J. Mitchell. K. Fair, T. McCormack. J.
Ligori, F. Macewan, M. Latour.
Front Row-H. Ziclco. M. Pond, M. Gilleran, F. Carey, H. Hurst, VV. Quast, M. Squires
J. Doucette, D. Whittier.
THE STUDENT COUNCIL
The election of the Student Council
members for the year was held during the
sezond week of school in September. The
following officers were elected at the first
The first duty of the Board was the
supervision of the election of the Sassamon
The social event of the Student Council,
the annual Football Dance, was held on
December 4 and was well attended by the
Much of our time this year was given
to choosing a design for a school ring and
to devising ways and means for raising
money for the athletic association in order
that Baseball might continue.
The tennis team with "Andy" Bismarlt
and "Bobo" Snell as standonts have a num-
ber of games with teams of the surround-
ing towns. "Andy" Bismarli is the cap-
tain. Home games are played at the Na-
tick Tennis Club.
The golf team has arranged several
games with the surrounding towns. Home
games are played at Sandy Burr. Those
returning from last year's team include:
Captain John Mitchell, Joe Burgess, "Bud"
Mctilone and A. Zieito.
The S7fi.Qgf4lfWQ!V : 1934
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Dorothy Edwards, Andrew Bismark, Daisy Mangle. Martha Weatherby, John Mitchell.
Dorothy Thayer. John Rotchtord. lV1Hl'y Gillieran, Wentworth Quast, Alice McGrath
.Ioseph Angelo, Dorothy Prime.
The Senior Play was held on Friday
evening, April 6, at Junior High and was
attended by a full house. The play, direc-
ted by Miss Louise Scott, was supported by
a fine cast including: Dorothy Thayer as
the heroine, "Strawberry Kate." who
proved exceedingly fine. Mary Gilleran
proved a worthy actress in the role of
"Hazel Downing," a charming young lady.
who is attracted by Vventworth Quast as
"Charlie Grainger." He, together with
"Bob" Crawford. enacted by John Hotch-
ford as hero, are suspected as being straw-
berry thieves. Amusing complications
PAH IC IPUICTY-'1' WU
arose in which Andy Bismark proved to be
a real comedian as "Tommy Meadows."
He was immensely interested in "Chrysan-
themum Klots," played by Dorothy Ed-
wards. Alice McGrath played beaming
Minnie Holzapple who, after many mishaps
finally procured her "husband," Dorothy
Prime enacted haughty, snobbisli Gwen-
d-olyn Norton, and Martha Weatherby was
Bob Crawford's gleeful little sister, Betty.
Daisy Mangle ably took the part of Mrs.
Winton, and Joseph Angeleri as Ezra Nor-
ton, who would gyp his best friend. John
Mitchell also earned his honors as the
"small town" constable. The play was
said to be one of the best that Natick High
School has ever produced.
The SMISTSYAIJWQXV z 1934
Back Row-J. Armenio, R. Guarino, J. Healy, W. Greene, J. Bell, G. Parker, W. Arm-
strong, H. Kilmer, P. Apostal.
Second Row-J. Parrinello, D. Stocker, E. Sprowl, B. Bennett, Miss Tolander, J. Con-
lon, M. Backus, E. McMahon, L. Knott.
Front Row-V. Meagher, E. Shea, A. Brophy, E. Meek. L. Blanchard, V. Bennett, IJ.
Litchfield, P. Strange.
Mildred Backus were chosen members of
. the New England Orchestra..
This year the orchestra, under the flirec- The orchestra members are: John Ar-
tion of Miss Toiaiidei-, nlade Sevei-ai Oi-- menio, Rocco Guarino, Jerry Healy, Ed-
ward Meek, Walter Green, James Bell,
George Parker, VVinslow Armstrong. Pandy
Apostal, Howard Kilmer, Joseph Parri-
Natick yyemanys Club Play! The Senior nello, Dorothy Stocker, Edward Sprowle,
Play, CIRSS Day and GfHd11H1i011- They also Barbara Bennett., John Conlon, Mildred
played for the Teeeptien te11de1'ed Mies Backus, Eugene Mac-Mahon, Lucille Knott.
Mira Partridge at the Morse Institute on Rita Shga' Adelaide Brophy' Lloyd Biaii-
ganizations happy by appearing before
them. Their services were given for the
April 5' chard, Virginia Bennett, Virginia Mahard,
Eugene MacMahon, Edward Meek and Phyllis Strange, Doris Litchfield.
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STRING Q UlA1t'l'l:IT
Edward Meek, George Pkll'k9I'y MiSS '1'01i1I1fle1'. Mildred Backus. Eugene McMahon.
The String Quartet was this year organ-
ized in February with Edward Meek, lst
Violinistg George Parker, 2nd Violinistl
Eugene lVlcMahan, Viola: and Mildred Bac-
They have been pursuing the traditional
courses of quartet music written by the
old masters, and prepared several numbers
for the annual spring concert held at the
Senior High School on May 25.
The object of the String Quartet has
been to secure in finer musicianship for
its members the understanding and appre-
ciation of good music and performance in
The members of this String Quartet
have attended rehearsals very icgularly,
and their efforts and hard labor were re-
vealed in the fine performance which they
gave in the Suite Ancienne by Sl. tleorge
at the concert.
The Seniors were assisted in receiving
their guests at Reception on Friday even-
ing, June fifteenth in the Armory by Mr.
and Mrs. Clifford R. Hall, Mr. and Mrs.
Roy VV. Hill, Mrs. VVilliam Carey, Mrs.
Andrew Bismark, Mrs. Joseph Rott-hford.
Miss Emily Shannon. Miss Grace Church
and Miss Margaret Cellarins.
PAGE FORTY-FI YE
Tflze ,Qf4eQeQAfWQ Xi : 1934
The Glee Club was organized early in
September by Miss Lydia Tolander.
The club met Mondays and Tuesdays,
spending their time in preparing to pro-
vide entertainment for our assemblies and
for many outside gatherings.
From this group a single and a double
quartet of boys have made several ap-
pearances and have been enthusiastically
This year, as in the past, the band was
organized by Mr. Burke and performed at
all home games with great skill.
Rehearsals were held every Wednesday
morning during the year and judging from
the number of band members receiving
their letters they are all hard workers.
The annual Junior Promenade held this
year at the Coolidge Junior High was soc-
ially and financially a success.
'The Juniors were assisted in receiving
their guests by Mr. Harold Johnson. chair-
man of the School Committee: Mr. Roy
Hill and Miss Jane Carrick of our facultyg
Mrs. George Fair, Mrs. John Denny, Mrs.
William Carey and Mrs. William Allen,
parents of class oiiicers, and the class ofli-
Music was furnished by the Teddy-
Bears, a broadcasting orchestra from W.
E. E. I. and the hall was tastefully deco-
rated with the school colors.
Much credit for the success of the party
is due to the able direction of Miss Flor-
ence Belliveau, and Miss Elizabeth Mur-
phy, class advisors. and hard-working
The : 1934
Back Row-F. Williams, H. Keniston, E. McCarthy, G. Palladino. V. Hill, T. McCor-
mack, V. Fair, B. Snell, M. Pond. H. Hurst, R. VVilliamson, D. Charlton, M. Squires
Second Row-L. Foley, B. Wenzel, M. Graye, H. Hladick, A. Harrington. W. Boyd. J.
Mitchell, D. Thayer, W. Burleigh. K. Fair, G. Feeley, A. Harris.
Front RowfJ. Burgess, L. Carey, M. Gilleran, R. Holden. A. McGrath, NV. Quast. M.
Latour, B. Allen, J. Keating.
This year, as in the past, the Sassamon
has succeeded in winning recognition at
the Scholastic Press Association Contest
held every year at Columbia University.
New York City.
Natick High may well be proud of this
prize as our school was one of the three
Massachusetts high schools with a 300-
800 enrollment to receive an award.
Not being superstitious the Board held
the annual Sassamon Dance 011 Friday, the
13th of April. With wonderful music and
a fine crowd. those present enjoyed them'
selves immensely at what turned out to be
one of the social highlights of thc year.
The Sasszimon Board wishes to sincerely
thank Miss Shannon and Mr. Sears for
their willing cooperation and guidance iii
making our paper a success.
The following people served on the
Sassainon Board this year:
Editors in Chief: Alice McGrath, Went-
worth Quast: Assistant Edito1's: Mary La-
Literary Editor: Mary Gilleran: Assis-
tant Literary Editor: Barbara Allen, James
Business Manager: Dorothy Thayer:
Assistant Business Managers: Kathryn
Fair, John Mitchell.
Art Editor: Ada Harris: Assistant Arr.
Editor, Stuart Fraser.
Advertising Managers: Seniors. Harriet
Kenislon, William Burleigh: Juniors, Leo-
nard Foley: Sopiioniores. liarliura Wi-uzel.
Subscription Editors: Seniors, Hazel
Hurst, Dorothy Charlton: Juniors. Mar-
jorie l'ond. Loo Carey: Sophomores, James
Boyd. Robert Heffernan.
PAGE FOIQTY-SIG Y IGN
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News Editors: Seniors.. Grace Feeley
Reginald Williamson: Juniors. Fern Wil-
lianis. Joseph Burgess: Sophoinores. Vic-
tory Hill, Arthur Harrington.
Athletic Editors: Helen Hladick, Regi
Joke Editors: Virginia Fair, Boyd Snell.
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Exchange Editor: Grace Palladino.
Assistant Financial Editor: Marjorie
Faculty Advisors: Literary, Miss Shan-
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