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one student can hold more than one major office, was put into effect.
XYe have had two talent assemblies this year that were fascinating
entertainment and were greeted with much enthusiasm by the entire school.
The Class of '38 regrets that two of the teachers who started them on
the road to learning are no longer faculty menrbers in Natick High. Miss
Elva Coulter. head of the History department for many years, retired in De-
cember and Miss lilizabeth Murphy a member of the Commercial department
left us to teach at Regis College. XX'e as a class have missed their friendship
and their guidance.
Although Captain Louis Cardellicchio was the only member of the
Tech Tourney Basketball team left from last year our basketball team turned
in another brilliant season.
Leonard Lawson has brought fame to our class. He was recently
awarded a medal of bravery for saving a boy from drowning in Jennings Pond.
Five members of the class gained recognition for their hockey play-
ing-Captain Ferguson and Dave Moir were selected on the first All Star
Team of The Eastern Massachusetts Hockey League and Gabby Gay. VVally
Sabean and Art Deschamps made the second team.
Our Senior Play, "Billy", played to a full house on April 29. Every
Senior was on hand to witness an exceptionally fine performance. Many
favorable comments were made on the scenery which was made by our class-
mates under the direction of XYarren Vvinner.
The Safety Council has continued its good work this year and a
group of Seniors launched a drive to license all bicycles in Natick. This
is a very important advancement in educating the young people of the town
to recognize the importance of National Safety.
There is much to come which cannot be recorded in this history but
on June 10 the Armory will be decorated, strains of music will fill the hall
as members of the Class of '38 bring their social activities to a close at our
Senior Reception-then on Sunday. ,Iune l2 the Natick Theatre will be filled
with our relatives and friends who will share with us the final meeting of
the entire Class of '58 :Xfter the speeches and singing each member of the
Class of '38 will receive his diploma and with the awarding of these diplomas
the history of our Class comes to an end.
CSignedD JOHN KLEINFELDER
X'Ve, the Class of l938 of the Natick High School, being in the eyes
of our teachers possessed with great physical capacities, though lacking some-
what in mentality, do therefore in the presence of this illustrious gathering
make, ordain.. publish, and declare this to be our last will and testament, re-
voking all previous documents, and requesting that it be dutifully carried out
to its very last word, without any legal entanglementsi.
To the Juniors we bequeath Rooms ll, 12, 18, l9, and 22, and also
their respective teachers. We hope that they will love and cherish both the
rooms and the teachers as we have.
To Mr. Gardner we leave a little more blackboard room so he won't
have to draw diagrams on the walls.
To Mr. Bridey we leave a book entitled., "The Art of Telling Jokes."
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ADDRESS OF WELCOME - CLASS DAY
VVe the Class of 1938 have gathered here today to hold our Class Day
Exercises. In behalf of the students and faculty I wish to extend to you a
most cordial welcome.
Today will mark one of our last times together, and the day would
not be complete unless we expressed our gratitude to our parents, teachers,
and friends who have in every way aided us in our progress during the past
Shortly we will start out into the world leaving our school-days,
classmates and joyful memories behind. This departure tends to sadden us,
yet the feeling of our first triumph seems to offset this.
But this is not the time to let sentiment interfere. We have too
much to look forward to. VVe will have problems confronting us which must
be solved. In view of this fact, we resolve, here and now, to try with thei
greatest of determination to make our future a happy and successful one.
It was September 1935. The long awaited day had at last arrived
and we entered Natick High School with much anticipation. The three years
ahead of us seemed, like a lifetime but today the last of these years for us is
quickly drawing to a close.
As Sophomores we experienced the feeling of beingl on the outside
because it was in 1935 that the double session plan began. Some of us who
took the college course were in the morning session but there were so few
of us that we didn't seem to count at all. The boys and girls who were in
the afternoon session just went to school-they had no activities and not even
a representative in the Student Council but we all finally felt that we were
a part of the school when we entered into the preparation of Christmas boxes
for the needy of Natick. The remainder of the Sophomore year was un-
eventful as we had no opportunity to enter into any of the school activities.
As juniors we claimed a place of recognition. VVe selected Alfred
Grassey, Edward Lee., Hester Pfeiffer and Rita Marciano to be our leaders
and under their able leadership we entered into the activities of the school-
The junior Prom was the highlight of this year and the climax of the year
was the election of six 'juniors to the National Honor Society. They were
Betty Graham, Ann Davis, Lois Forster, Emma Loring, Rita Marciano and
Wle returned from our last vacation ready to take our place as digni-
fied Seniors. jimmie O'Regan, an outstanding scholar as well as athlete, led
our football team through a successful season. Charlie McManus, our new
coach, built up a fine defensive club. Only three of the opposing teams
managed to cross our goal linen-Attleboro, Norwood and our old rival Fra-
mingham. Our first social affair of the year was the Football Dance at which
the co-captains for the following year were announcedl.
During our Senior year two subjects created much interest namely,
the selection of a new class ring and the point system. Both were acted upon
by the entire student body. A new class ring was selected and the point
system, whereby more students could participate in school activities and no
Tl-I If I Q38
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NVe suggest that l1e read it so tl1e fut11re classes won't l1ave to go througl1
what we suffered.
To Miss Shannon we leave a Sassamon sports reporter wl1o ca11 find
111ore time to perform his duties tl1a11 tl1e present 0116 seems to find..
To Miss Young we leave a few bright boys to l1elp lJZll2l1lCC tl1e large
lllll'llllCl' of girls i11 tl1e Honor Society.
'l'o Mr. Sears we leave a Business Studies class as tllllCt Zllltl as bright
as his fo11rtl1 period class of '38,
To Miss Ratsey we bequeatl1 an annex Zlllfl more equip111e11t ill hopes
tl1at it will relieve tl1e congestion i11 the art roo111 duri11g activity periods.
'l'o Miss Nutt we leave a large box of chalk with a ball Zlllil chain at-
To Mr. Hill we leave an a111plified telephone system to e11able llllll to
hear NVl1El'C'S going o11 in Room 33 without climbing two flights of stairs.
XYe. the Class of 1938, leave, through no fault of our own, a few of
our classmates to graduate with the succeeding class-tif they are luckyyj
To Mr. XVoodbury we leave o11e john McManus to fill the sl1oes of
the fellow wl1o still does 11ot k11ow anything abo11t automobiles, Loyal Lis-
To Miss Rafferty we leave tl1e 111e111ories of a great homeroom. XVe
li1lOXV she will never be able to replace her prese11t one, so we trust we will
live in l1er memory.
Those i11dividual menibers of tl1is Senior class wishing to make per-
sonal bequeaths are as follows:
I, Xvllllillll Hanagan, leave to Mr. Bridey a utility trailer to take care
ofthe Ujunkn he usually has piled up O11 the rear seat of his car.
I, james OfRegan, bequeath tl1e football captai11cy to the co-captains
"VVaddy" Hanna, a11d "Burt" Wfright. May they have a successful season.
l, john Martin, leave to Sherwood Coleman, 111y love of making
I, Marti11 'li I-Iladick, leave n1y very highly prized title of "Lady's
Man" to o11e "Shrimp" Alcock.
I, Louis Cardellicchio, leave to "Dutch" Grupposo the l1o11or of cap-
taining tl1e 1939 basketball tean1.
I, Kenneth Ferguson, bequeath to "Heb" Lilja the hockey captaincy
of N, H. S, for tl1e class of '39, Being one of the East Natick lads, I feel cer-
tai11 he will live up to our standards.
I, VVinifred Lang, leave 111y l1igh scholastic Stdllfllllg to Vivian Can-
I. "Sis" Shea, leave to Virginia Clancy Illy beloved title, "Sweet
I, "Moe" L6l2l1'lCl, leave to Miss Rafferty a book entitled., "How Not
to Play Golf."
XfVe, tl1e girls of the cooking classes, leave all our slightly overdone
food to a11yone who is hungry enough to eat it.
N'Ve. the n1ore popular niembers of the Senior Class, leave all our un-
finished l1omework to anyone who has time enougl1 to do it.
I, Effie Erickson, bequeath Illy sunny smile to Nancy Loker.
We tl1e golf team, leave to Mr. Maffeo a11d Mr. 'VVoodbury our book
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